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Array i:m ..������������������('''"������������������ :',;���������* ��������� .- :���������; ,.f."i :-i  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume X.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, FEBIUT Ain." r>. 1914.  Nu.MiiEi: 5.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  f]8 years practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,       -       -      B. C.  PORTFOLIO FOR SIMILKAMEEN  L.   W.   Shatford   M.   P.   P.   Favorably  Mentioned for Minister of Finance  N. Thompson - i-iio.vk skvaiocr 591*?  MGR. WKSTKKN CANWOA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng-.  . Offices and Warehouse. 817-liH Bcatty Street  Vancouver, B. C.  Hedley    Miners'    and    riillrhen'5  Union, No. 161, W. F. of M.  '. Regular meetings of the Hedley Loca,, No.  }S\ are held on the first and third Wodncsclay  lii the month in Fraternity hall and the second  and fourth Wednesday at the X. P. Jline  O. M. Stjsvkns T, R, Wji.lev  Presideiit Kin-Secretary.  Following the practice in other provinces  there is likely  to bo an increase  of two  more members  in the  British  Columbia cabinet.     A   Victoria despatch to.the dailies indicates the probability of Hon, Price Ellison  succeeding Lieut.-Governor Patterson and the  division   of the  portfolios  of Finance  and  Agiiculture  held  by him.     The  two names mentioned by the despatch  for  the Finance,  poitfolio  are L. W.  Shatford   and   0.   E.   Tisdale.     This  should make it reasonably sure for Mr.  Shatford   whose special fitness for the  department stnnds out so prominently,  besides  the fact  that the elevation of  Hon. Price  Ellison   would  leave  this  portion   of the  province   without the  cabinet representation which it should  have,  and  Mr.  Shatford's  admission  would preserve the balance.  PROVINCIAL LEGISLATURE  With Debate on The Address Completed  The  House Gets Down to Real  Work-Much Useful Legislation Introduced  PARCELS POST FEBRUARY  iotli.  Limit of   Six  Pounds   for  First   Three)  Months���������Details Excellent  HEADING OFF  MISREPRESENTATION  THE OFFICIAL SUMMARY  A;  F. &  A. M.  S3  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. K. & A. M.,  are hold on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  A. CREELMAN,  W. Al  H. G. FREEMAN  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local Camp meets in  Fraternity Hall the first Thursday only in the month.  What Department of Mines Says of Camp  Hedley in 1913  COKKIGAN*  Connsel  II. G. Fhkuma.v  Cloi-k.  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings o  Hedley Lodge 1741 arc held on   _.   jff the   third    Monday   in    every  ���������i������^!l!������������^?rnonth in Fraternity Hall.   Visit  ing brethern are cordially invited to attend.  S. KNOWLKS.'XV. M.  .-������������������-. C. CHRISTINIA, Sect,  DR. J.  L. MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  tb 20th of each month.  Office  on  North   Main   Street.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL KNGINKER A.vi) BRITISH  COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building Princeton  lA/alterClayton  Barrister, Solicitor, Kte.  MONEY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B.C.  mm NORTHERN HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  as, j*  J Grand Union |  Hotel |  HEDLEY,   British Columbia x  Hi?  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  *   First-Class Accommodation.  K Bar Stocked with Best Brands  ������> of Liquor and Cigars  A.  WINKLER,     Proprietor. |  When   writing: Advertisers    Please  Mention the Gazette.  The niinetal estimate sent out by  the Provincial Mines Department in  advance of the annual report speaks  of Hedley as follows:  '���������The only important producing- mine  in   this district  is   the   Nickel   Plate,  group, situated a few  miles from the  town of Hedley, which, together with  a 40-stamp  mill and  cyanide plant,   is  owned  and  operated by  the  Hedley  Gold   Mining   Company.   - Estimates  .show   that  this company  mined and  milled   about    70,700   tons,    yielding  88.382 oz. of gold during the past year.  These figures  shown slight ineiease  over  corresponding ones for 1912, and  an  important fact to be noted  is that  the grade  of the ore  milled   is also  slightly higher, being about $12 a ton,  as against $11.19 for last year.     The  main   working-shaft   at   the   mine is  now the Dixon incline, started in 1912,  and  now down 500 feet,   which  will  eventually  be   continued  to  at least  1,100 feet,  and possibly fart her.    The  Sunnyside  mine is  not being  worked  now to any extent.   Diamond drilling  was not carried on during the last nine  months  of the  year,  for tlie/reason  that the two drills owned l|y the company were being used by" the Exploration    Syndicate   No.' 2- on   adjoining  property. Development-work was kept  well ahead oif sloping operations,  and  at   the   present   time   the mine   has  larger ore reserves than at any time in  its history.'    About 65 to 70 pei\ cent,  of the values recovered at the mill are  obtained as concentrates, the balance  being saved  from the  cyanide  treatment.    With the payment of the final  3-per-cent. dividend in December, the  total dividends foi* the year amounted  to 30 per cent, on the capitalization of  $1,200,000.     Also this brings the total  dividends for the four years  the present company  has owned the mine up  to 100 percent.    In   other words,  the  sharehelders  have received  the whole  of  their  capital   back  arid  still  have  their stock,  which is  now quoted at  about three times the par value.     For  some  time   past the 800-horse-power  water-and-steam-power   plant of   the  company has hardly  been able to supply  the  demands on it,  and also frequent stoppages  occur in   winter due  to  freezing up of the Hume,  etc.    In  order to  obviate these difficulties and  also to get sufficient power for all purposes, tiie company is proceeding with  a power development on the Similkameen river.     A flume two miles and a  half long,   with a penstock  and necessary  machinery,   is   projected   which  would give  1,500 to 1,700 horse-power  at extreme low water.  A number of the prominent shareholders of the Hedley Gold Mining  Company have formed .the Exploration Syndicate" No. 2 to acquire and  develop claims adjoining and in the  vicinity of the Nickel Plate. In the  spring ot'-iOlS they seemed bonds on  about fourteen claims on the Twenty-  mile Creek slope of Nickel Plate mountain. Two diamond-drills were kept  at work until October, when cold  weather necessitated a stop. No information as to the results attained  have been given out as yet.  The absence of an eil'ective opposition did not prevent discussion of the  address bringing out the main points  of interest to show the status of the  province and to jioint the needs of  legislation to heal defects- and improve conditions.  The Premier pointed out that this  year there would lie a decrease in the  estimates of about $3,000,000 and consequently there would have to be  some paring in the expenditure, but  he didn't expect the expenditure for  the year would be cut more than $1,-  500,000 because of it. Last year a good  deal had been expended in public  buildings in various parts of the province which would not be necessary  this year, and the roads and bridges  would be the principal things they  would have to look after.  The member for Grand Forks gave  the House some detailed tacts in connection with the Doukhobours to aid  in framing legislation to meet the case.  The member for Rossland pointed out  the decline in prospecting for precious  metals and thought tliat some more  encouragement should be extended  the prospector. One thing specified by  him was to change the regulations in  connection with the acquirement of  mineral lands that had revertedto the  Crown through non-payment of tuxes.  The socialists continue to ply the  government with' questions in relation to the labor troubles at Nanaimo,  and other members of the legislature  havo questions to ask on a variety of  subjects.  The private bills committee has had  a busy time of it to examine and repot t on the many measures before  them. The latest public measures to  be introduced by the Attorney-General  are sin act to amend the "Co-operative  Associations Act" and an act to amend  the "Investment and Loan Societies  Act."  DENIES AUTHORSHIP  The person we had reason to believe  was the writer of the anonymous communication from Kerenieos to the Star  denies having written  it.    In the. absence of anything  but the strongest  kind of circuiustantial evidence to the  contrary we are in honor bound to accept the denial and express regret that  our remarks last week were pointed as  directly to winds  him as  they  were.  When  the article first appeared there  'was  no doubt in our mind  from  the  language and style  that this man was  the  writer and this   conviction   was  heightened  when others had come to  the satne conclusion.   Then when in a  later  effusion  the  anonymous"writer  claimed knowledge   of something in  McKinney and to have  been there at  the time, and knowing of no one else  in Keremeos who was there,  we claim  still that we were justified in the conclusion and had sufficient provocation  to reply as we did.     Nevertheless the  editor of the Gazette can make  mistakes-  as well  as others  and  stranger  things have happened than that a mistake should have been made by us in  this instance.  Ottawa, Jan. 27.���������Anotherslep in the  Government's policy 01 cheaper transportation has been accomplished. In  theC'ommons to-day Hon. L. P. Pelleti-  er, Postmaster-General, announced  that the parcels post would be putinto  effect on February 10th. Negotiations  and preliminary work have taken nine  months and is now an accomplishment  and (lie benefits of this system will  soon be felt.  Every post office will be centre of a  local zone nnd within a 20-niiIe radius,  a special rate lower than the provincial  rates will apply. Each province is :i  zone, excf pt the Maritime provinces,  which are combined in one. Within  each province are the local zones surrounding each post office. Locil zones  are not interfered with by provincial  boundaries. The cheaper rate in the  local zone- than the provincial zone  affords protection to the small merchant against his big city competitor.  '   LOCAL ZONK HATES  The rates which will prevail within  this local zone of 30 miles are:  One pound 'five cents; two pounds,  six cenls; three pounds, seven; four  pounds, eight cents; five pounds, 10  cents, six pounds, 12 cents.  For the first three months���������February  March and April���������nothing over six  pounds( will' be accepted: this is to  prevent being swamped with the business in the beginning.  After that, up to II pounds will be  carried and the rates will be:- Seven  pounds, 14 cents, and Iwo cents for  each additional pound until the maximum of 11 pounds at 22 cents is reached. The chief difficulty in the way of  parcels post so far litis been the railways.  The railroads have been roughly receiving two million a: year foi- carrying  the mail;* The roads claim that "they  have been carrying the mails at a loss,  and that their compensation is far lower than thatgiven the American roads.  Foi* several years past the roads have-  been agitating for a new basis, pointing out that the present methods of'  compensation dates back, to I860.  WANTED  SIX MILLIONS  The roads took advantage of the proposal to establish parcel post to force  the issue and to ask for not less than  six million dollars, or four .millions  more. This was foi carrying the mails  alone. They asked for another arrangement for parcels posts. To this  Mr. Pelletier strongly-objected and!  negotiations have been in progress for  some time.  As a result, the Postmaster-General;  has won what must be regarded as a  great victory. He has reached an  agreement whereby they accept less  than one million dollars annually in  lieu of both" their four -mil lion dollar-  claim, and the amount they were asking foi* parcels post. This will make  the total now paid for carrying every  kind a little less than three millions.  WILL TOUR THE PROVINCE  MINING NOTES  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE  GAZETTE  The Union mine in Gloucester camp  on the North Fork of Kettle River is  arranging to double the quantity of  ore they have been shipping to the  Grand .Forks smelter.  The new lleco tunnel near Cliesnw  is now in a distance of about 30 feet.  One shift is being run and the miners  are not due to reach the ledge for  several months at the present rate of  progress.  It is reported tliat the British Columbia Copper company may issue  $1,000,000 convertible bonds soon to  finance the purchase and equipment  of additional properties.  Henry Bahrs is driving a tunnel on  a property on Ellemaham mountain  near Palmer Lake and making five  feet every 2i hours. As the length  they expect to go in order to strike  the ore they are after, is estimated to  be 1000 feet it will be a few days yet  before there are any thrills.  Premier  McBride Will  Make   Tour  in  Coming Summer  Victoria, Jan. 30.���������Premier McBride  announced today that about midsummer or possibly in the early autumn of  this year he intended to make a tour  of the province. The Premier will  visit practically all of the chief points  in British Columbia, and it is understood that not only will his itinerary  embrace the older sections of the interior in the south but he will also  take in points along the line of the  Grand Trunk Pacific'. He will probably be accompanied by one or two of  the ministers.  Sir Richard manages to visit ti good  deal of the province every year. Last  year his trip to London prevented him  from getting to very- many of the  British Columbia towns and he intends  to make up for this omission during  the coming season. The Premier went  to Fort George in 1910, to Prince Rupert the following year and made a  general tour prior to the election of  March, 1912.  It was definitely stated by the Premier today that his prospective trip  this year did not mean an early election. The present administration has  until 1916 in office and from the trend  of the Premier's remarks it is evident  that there is no possibility of an elec-  tion this year and but slight chance  of one in the early part of 1915 either.  Seeking some excuse or justification  for the blackguardism indulged in the  week before, and finding none, the  Star had to invent something for last  week's issue and here it is .-  "It   is not  of  much   interest  to  the  public   to 'talk'.shnp'   but in a-  newspaper controversy  one must  ward  oil" the  back stabs  aud foul ,  belly   blows  from a mean antagonist.    Stiir  is  accused  of  writing  letteis to itself.     This is not line.  Nor has a lino of local   or editorial  ever appeared   in   these  columns  that  weie  not the product of the  present    incumbent.      To    try  to  make others responsible for something  they are   not is  'low down  journalistic  ethics.'      Star stands  for peace, but not at any old price.  That  is not quite  all of it, for there  is  still another  sentence,   but its   it is  merely some more of the Star's blackguard slang-whanging and as the Gazette  refuses   to  pollute   its  columns  with that sort of thing the sentence is  left off.  The charge in the above quoted paragraph is that the Gazette has accused  the Star of writing letteis to itself and  publishing them anonymously. If  this charge be true, the proof of it is  in the Star's own possession, for we  have reason to believe that a complete  fyle of the Gazette is in the Star office.  We said so before and the Star has  not denied it.  Now the Gazette is quite sure that  no such statement concerning the Star  has been made in the columns of this  paper, and to bring the matter to a  proof we will post $50.00 with the  Bank of Montieal, Princeton, to be  paid over to the editor of the Star if  he can show from the Gazette fyles  during the past five years that the  statement we are accused of making  was made. If it should be found that  the Gazette had at any time said "the  publisher who publishes anonymous  correspondence lays himself open to  the suspicion of having written them  himself." or words to that effect,  which is nothing but the truth, that  would not warrant anyone in r,i.-iking  the specific chaige which the Star  .makes in the above p.uagiaph. Neither do we know that the idea has ever  been expressed by ,11s even in that  general way. But if so, it is excluded  from the $50 proposition.  The editor of the* Gazette is not a  betting man .and this proposition is.  not made, in any. sense as a wager, but  .we are determined not to leave the-  Star editor the excuse that it is not  worth his while or that he has no timer  to search fyles.  There is tin old adage that."A gniltjr  coiiscience needs no accuser," and iniiy  it not  be possible  that there is still a  little bit of conscience left to the Star  editor and that is where the accusation  that is   troubling him may have come  from.    But if this imaginaiy offence ���������  this "back stab"  which  the Star says  is indicative of "low down journalistic  ethics" is more than half a decade old,  why  has  the   torrent  of indignation  now  poured   out in   billingsgate   been  penned   back all these years while the  one  who has   written  it has  been extending  the  glad   hand   and   writing  many of these gracious loving private  epistles   which   we have  on our  fyle.  breathing amity, fraternity and kindliest regard   to one who is now apparently  capable  of every ciime in   the  calendar?    Some of  these epistles   reproduced side by side with some paragraphs of the   tornado of billingsgate  would  road  very funny  indeed,    but  would  not surprise  many  who  have  bad   the opportunity during the   past-  ten years  or more   to note   the eccentricities   of the   man   who   edits    the  .Star.  If the Star editor fails to earn this  $.30.00, will it be too much to expect a  retraction or apology? It is of course  known what gentlemen would do in  such circumstance.  C. H. Brooks Dies in Kansas  Word was received by F. A. J. Dole-  more last week from Mrs. Brooks that  her husband C. H. Brooks had died in  Winfield, Kansas, and and was buried  there on December 31st, 1913. "Do  morttiis nil nisi bonutn." and so let  the curtain fall.  "Vox not his ghost; o, let liim pass ! ho  hates him  That would upon tho rack of this  tough world  Strclcli him out longer." THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,  FEB 5,  1914.  IS  and  Sinsilkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year.'..*'.. *.'.* ..,..'* SS.00  '-"-( United States').._. 2.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement, I-- lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Cortilhutosof improvement, etc.  3".i)0 for ISO-flay notices, and $5.00 for 30-duy  noticos. .    ��������� .'  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, ������1.01) for one insertion, 2n cents for  each subsequent, insertion. Over one inch,  ������������������1(1 cents per line for first insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month.  SI.M; over 1 inch and up to I inches, $1.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of spaco and length  of time.  A. MEGRAW. Managing Editor.  I<*ull Moon  1(1  Last i| uar.  17  1914  FEB  New Moon  ���������24  First nuar.  3.  1914  Sun. Mon. Tubs. Wed. Thu. Fri. &'  HOSPITAL MEETING  Hedley Hospital Elect  Directors and Receive Financial Statement���������Institution Has Good Year  THE C. P. R.'S LAND POLICY  And  What It Is Accomplishing���������Train-  Load of Irrigation Farmers Coming  A STRONG CABINET  Month by month fresh proof is being furnished the people of Canada,  that one of the strongest governments  that ever sat on the' treasury  benches,  Kris now  associated   with  Prt-mier Borden in giving Canada a strong capable  administration.   The Premier himself  is every day gaining strength, not only  with   his own  following   but'-with the  Dominion   at large,   and there is not a  single department  that   has not  witnessed   the inauguration of important  reforms   that have   been to the public  advantage.     Many  of  these  reforms  have   been   by   way  of  fulfilment   of  pledges   made   to   the  electors   before'  they took   office,   and many   more are  of their own   initiative as the needs of  the  country  have  appeared to them.  In   platform ability  every minister of  the cabinet can give a good-a'ceount of  himself, .and  some of  them   have delivered   addresses .that are little short  classics:  and in the years   to come will  grace   the   pages   of   Hansard.      The  Prime  Minister  is   himself  a   scholar  'and   a thinker,   and some  of  his   best  efforts  resemble .in style  and   matter  the   most   important   deliverances   of  British statesmen.   The best papers in  the  eastern provinces   have had occasion from   time to time to notice most  "favorably the speeches of Hon. Martin  Burrell both on Ihe  floor of the House  and on   lecture, platforms  through the  east  where he has  spoken* on agricul-  tureal topics,   and under  his direction  thedepartmentof Agriculture has been  made  one of  the   most  popular portfolios in the government.   The department of Trade  and Commerce  which  was a sinecure pure and simple  under  the former administration   has   been  galvanized   into life   by  Hon. Geo. E.  Foster  and has  already accomplished  wonders  in the extension   of Canadajs  trade and   in strengthening the bonds  of Empire.    And  as for  the Minister  of Finance, if he had never opened his  mouth in the House  until be rose this  session   to reply  to the financial criticisms of the leader of the  opposition  and of the junior member for Halifax,  he  would still   be. entitled   to rank as  one of  the ablest debaters on finance  who have  yet addressed the Canadian  House of Commons;  and  as for the  management of his  important department of the public service,   that was  amply exemplified in the speech when  he showed what had been accomplished and instituted a comparison with  affairs as they are to-day and as they  were when he found them.     Each of  the other departments might be referred to in somewhat similar terms, for  Premier Borden in his choice of associates in the government has shown  that he has been a most successful  cabinet maker.  The annual general'-meeting of the  Hedley Hospital Society was held on  Tuesday evening last, the date provided for in the by-laws. The attendance  as usual was far short of that.-'.which  the importance of the work deserves.  A.* Megraw was chosen .chairman-' of  the meeting and F. 11. French secretary., .���������.'-. *��������� .'-  A fter disposal of the minutes of previous-'aim mil meeting the .treasurer's  statement of finances was received and  read and showed the institution to  have had a successful and useful year,  the number of treatments being 50  per cent in advance of that of previous  year, and' the cost of maintenance  carefully guarded. The report was  adopted ���������and votes of thanks '.tendered  to the treasurer and secretary for  t heir faithful services during' the year.  Votes of thanks were also passed to  Mr. S. L. Smith for his services in auditing ^he accounts and to the -.matron,.  Miss Allen, for her careful management  of the affairs of the hospital and the  general satisfaction expressed by patients for. the attention and care received. Eollowing is the treasurer's  statement:  Assets  .$ 932 80  .'.-��������� 1 227 74  . 1 028 50  Sundry Acct       250 S5  Cash..........        60 05  Furnishings  Buildings and property...  Savings Bank Acct   IB. C  liabilities  Government Grant..  $3 500 00  .$3 500 00  $3 oOO 00  Expense and Earnings  Medical Supplies. ,*.. .'���������.' ..... .$ 01  IS  Payroll  ..... 1 252 50  Mess Acco u n t................ 45G 73  Fuel and Light.........".   ..... 165 50  Laundry.   * 5 40  General Expense...... .*..'".'.'-..." 210 38  Hospital Ball, Jan. 1913...  Subscriptions  Dune. Woods $ 1 00  Keremeos L.  Institute 10 00  Book Sales,  Mrs. S. L. S.    3 15..  B. C. Government Fees.  Nursing    ......  AV Lister...............  Property Repairs........  ���������*$2-151 69  .$250 00  14 15  439 00  1 305 55  106 50  36 49  Solid trainloads of irrigation farmers  from the irrigated areas of Colorado'  to thcC.P.R.. Irrigation blot-kin Alberta aie the direct outcome of the  .policy adopted by the Canadian Pacific Railway of encouraging to its irrigated lands settlers wilh practical experience in farming under similar conditions. Colorado is one of the leading  irrigation states, and artificial use of  watei is a vital feature of agriculture.  A party of representative farmers  from that slate were shown over the  irrigated district in Alberta last fall,  and were so impressed with the possibilities of the Canadian district that  they at once closed contracts for all  the land within the ready made farm  colony in the Bassauo district. These  farmers with theii wives, families and  effects will leave Colorado by special  train about the Hist of Maioh en route  for their new homes in Alberta.  The importance of this movement  to the development of "Western Canada can hardly be over estimated. The  fact that the foremost irrigation farmers of the United Slates, after a personal examination of the irrigated  area in Alberta, tire stilling their holdings in Colorado and moving in train-  loads to Canada lells its own story.  It is the best assurance of the great  possibilities which await the Canadian  irrigation district, as it shows that in  the opinion of practical and successful  irrigation farmers, the opportunities  awaiting them in Canada urn greater  than are to be found elsewhere.  The trainload of settlers already referred to is only the beginning of a  movement which this season promises  to eclipse all past records. Other train-  loads will be made up from time to  time, and so important is this traffic  expected to become that a. special sidetrack has been set aside at Minnesota  Transfer for the handling of these  trains. The 20 year's terms offered by  the C. P. li., combined with the fertility and natural advantages of Canadian soil, are proving an attraction  too great to be resisted by practical  American farmers.  THE BANK OF  78 Years in Business.   Capital and Surplus $7-786,663,  AN AID TO BUSINESS-LIKE FARMING  In the financial end of your farming operations the  Bank oi: British North America, wants to he of definate  service to you, just as it is to the financial men in the  largest firms and corporations. Open both Current and  Savings Accounts and avail yourself fully of our services.  Hedley Branch,  C. P. Dalton, Manager  Wat*ch Our Show Windows  and See t������he Fine Line of  Goods we carry m Stock.  CREELMAN <&, LYALL       J  FRASER. BLOCK - HEDLEY; B.C. \  MINING   NOTES  STILL ANOTHER THEORY  $2 151 69  ��������� This is to certify that I have examined the books of the treasurer of the  Hedley General Hospital Board, and  hereby certify that the above is a true  slatement of their account. .-  S. L. Smith, Auditor.  Trial Balance, Dec. 31st, iqi3  German Scientist says Tuberculosis Comes  .   from a Condition, not a Germ  Hospital'Ball'....  $   250 00  14 15  General Expense.  $   218 3S  Furnishings  932 SQ  Pay Roll    ...  1- 252 50  Nursing.   .1 305 55  Mess Acct ���������-.  456 73  Medical Supplies..  01 18  Fuel and Light. .*.  165 50  B. C. Government  439 00  Laundrv   5 40  B.C. Gov. Grant .  3 500 00  Building and  property   1 191 25  Savings Bank   1 02S 50  Bank of B. N. A ..  CO 05  Sundry Acct   250 85  Profit and Loss....  10(5*50  $5 015 20   $5 615 20  Transcript of Cash Account  .RECEIPTS  Balance $1 3S0 01  Hospital Ball, Jan. 1913       250 00  Hedley Gold Mining Co       840 20  Victoria, B. C, Jan. 30.���������A startling  proposal was made to the provincial  govern men t today when Dr. Deeeh-  man, ,i German scientist, asked that a  herd of 20 cattle beset aside for him  so that he could demonstrate that  bovine tuberculosis is.the result of a  condition and not a germ, as is commonly supposed. Dr. Koch's theory  that tuberculosis is caused by the  tuberculosis baccilli, he said, is wrong.  According to Dr. Deeehman, tuberculosis is spontaneously germinated by  wrong feeding, and'he wants the infected cattle set aside with 10 healthy  cattle, so that he can cure the former  and make sick the latter in proof of  his theory. He proposes to effect this  condition purely by methods of- feeding.  The doctor had expounded his theory  and dismissed as untenable the possibility of ii specific for the disease as  advanced by Friedmann and others.  The rise in lead has not only stimulated mining activity in the silver-  lead properties of the Kootenay but  has saved payment of lead bounty.  Very little bounty was earned during  the past year.  A revival of mining activity is looked for on the West Fork of Kettle  River with the opering of spring.  Since the close down of the old Cariboo mine in Camp McKinney at the  end of 1902 the high grade properties  at Beaverdell on the West Fork of  Kettle River have been the only producers in the Similkameen riding except the Nickel Plate at Hedley. Some  of the shipments made from Beaverdell. when the. ore had to be.hauled to  Midway required ore that would--go  $50.00 per ton to pay transportation  and smelter charges before any profit  could be shown. Now that the Kettle  Valley Railway has been built'past  the base of Wallace Mountain on  which the properties are situate, there  is every encouragement for capital to  take hold of some of the many promising prospects in that camp.  METEOROLOGICAL.  TAKING IT SERIOUSLY  B. C. Government   Subscriptions   Savings Account   Road Gang   Accounts Receivable.  430 00  14 15  400 00  10 50  209 00  $3 548 89  DISBURSEMENTS  Transfer to Savings Acct..'. .$1 400 00  General Expense       22-1 88  Furniture and Furnishings...        15 50  Payroll   1 252 50  Refund, Mrs. Thomas.  Mess   Medical Supplies   Fuel and Light   Laundry   Cash on hand   40 00  452 23  01 18  37 15  5 40  CO 05  $3 548 89  Savings Bank Account  RECEIPTS  From Current Account $1 400 00  From Interest        28 50  $1 428 50  DISBURSEMENTS  Transferred to Current Acct.. $   400 00  Balance on hand  1 028 50  The Vancouver Province which litis  .���������til along paid much attention to the  weather prognostications of "weather  man" Foster, points to the severe  storms down the Pacific coast and also  those in the eastern states and eiistern  Canada as verification of the accuracy  of the forecasts. So far as we are concerned in this part of the world the  prognostications have been away off  and we have been having the finest  kind of a time when according to Foster we should have been paying the  piper.  But it is the weather that is coming  which is troubling the Vancouver  scribe, and he quotes Foster in the  following sentences to give some idea  of what we may consider we are to be  up against:  "The storms of 1914 are coming and  they will be among the most dangerous within the memory of those now  living. They will begin in a small way  in February. Just a little rough within a few days of February 27, but no  great importance. Near March 9 the  forces will gather additional strength."  From its general confidence in the  prophesies of this particular weather  man the Province cautions its readers  against looking for a very early spring.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Jan. 31, 1914:  AT THE  MINE.  Maximum Minimum  Jan 25 . 23    ...      ���������   12  20           ..25        ... .    '     10  *    27      '���������   ..          16        .. 7  2S           ..-     .   16        .. -0  29 ���������*..-        20        .. 10  30 .. 23 ���������-..������������������        12  31 .. 29        .. 10  Average maximum temperature 23.28  Average, minimum             do           8.71  Mean temperature                           15.99  Rainfall for the week      .00 inches.  Snowfall       "       "       20.0  COltRKSl'ONDING WKKK Ol'* LAST  VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 29.  Average, maximum do 18.28  Lowest minimum do -2.  Average minimum. do 11.28  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  DISTUICT OK  YA1.K  rpAKE Notice Mac Evelyn Hayncs. occupa-  -*- tion married woman, of Fairviow, intends to apply for permission to purchase  eighty acres of land in the Similkameen 'Land  Division as follows:���������  Commencing at the south-west corner of Lot  (i9Ss thence west forty chains, thonce north  twenty chains, thence east fortychains, tberice  south twenty chains to point of commencement,  containing eighty acres more or less.  MAE EVELYN HAYNES  per Vnl. O. Hayncs, agent/  November 21st, 191S. 18-10  e?  Mean  do  14.78  AT THE   JIII.T..  Maximum  Minimum  Jan 25  32  22  26  35  16  27  28  .7  28  ..         26  8  29  32  16  30  37  >     2*  31 .  38  26  Sir Donald Mann speaks of plans to  link the Peace River district with the  $1 428 501 Pacific coast.  Average maximum tomperatuie 32.57  Average minimum do 17.  Mean do 21.78  Rainfall for the week       .00 inches  Snowfall       "       " 7.25  CORRESPONDING  WEEK OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 50  Average do do 23.71  Lowest minimum do -1.  Average do ���������   do 10.71  Mean do 17.21  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  COAL mining rights of the Dominion, in  Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon -Territory, the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may. bo leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more than 2.500 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  arc situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurvcyed territory the tract  applied for shall bo staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of So which will be refunded if the rights  applied for aro not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of tho mine at the rato of five cents  per ton ,  Tho person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting, for  the full quantity of merchantable eoal mined  and nay the royalty thereon. Jf the eoal mining rights arc not being operated, such returns ���������  should be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may  bo considered necessary for tbo working of tho  mine at the rate of ������10.00 an aero.  For full information application should bo  made to tho Secretary of tho Department of  tho Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  XV. XV. CORY.  Deputy Minister of tho Interior.  N.D.-Uiiauthoriy.cd publication of this advertisement Will not bo paid for. SMIm  PRINCETON ASSESSMENT DISTRICT  TfJfotice is heroby given that rt, Court of Rcvi-  * * sion and Appeal, under tho "Taxation  Act" and "Public Schools Act," will be held in  tho Court-houso at Princeton, on Friday, tho  (Ith day of February. A. D. 1914, at U a. m.  Dated at Princeton this Kith day of January,  A. .D 1913,  3-3 F. TEMPLE CORNWALL,  Judge of tho Court of Rovislon and Appeal  PUBLIC NOTICE  SIGNALS FOR FIRE ALARM  Long   Blast   of the   mill   whistle,  means   "Firo at  the  Mill'   when   all'  employees   of   the   mill   and  works,  whether on duty or not, are required  to report at once.  Short Blast of whistle means "Fire  in Town."  G. P. JONES,  3-3 General Superintendent  Benefits Local People  Hedlev people have discovered that  A SINGLE DOSE of simple buckthorn  bark', glycerine, etc., .as compounded  in Adler-i-kn,, the German appendicitis  remedy, removes gas on the stomach  and constipation AT ONCE. F. M.  Gillespie, druggist.  ENCOURAGE   HOME   INDUSTRY THE HEDLEY GAZETTE FEB 5, 1914.  Town and District.   M   Mr. and Mis.   Sampson   were down  '   from the mine on Friday last.  H. A. Turner, district road supervisor was in town on Fi iday last.  , A hockey match between Iivdley  and Keremeos at the latter town is  likely to be played to-moriow.  Mr. Dal ton has received word that  Mrs. Dalton underwent an operation  in the general hospital in Vancouver  and was doing well.  VV. Slarkey, shift boss at the mine,  who has been in the hospital for some  time with an injured knee is improving, but knee injuries are always  tedios.  J. K. Fiaser has obtained a new  piano for the Star theatre and the  picture shows will be enlivened with  , music which will make Ihe lime pass  more pleasantly.  *-*'- What we escaped in cold in the early  part of the winter, we are now making up in precipitation. The. snowfall  for the first three days of the week  was certainly heavy.  Anton Winkler has moved his family into the Grand Union Hotel in  ���������compliance with the requirements of  the liquor regulations which requires  the licensee to live on the premises.  January, like December, was a well  behaved month, and notwithstanding  the fact that no severe weather has  yet been experienced, .many are beginning to feel that the back of the  winter is bioken.  G. H. Sproule received a wire from  Vancouver on Saturday that Mrs.  ��������� Sproule had successfully undergone an  operation in the hospital there, and  that confidence was entertained for  speedy convalescence.  T. R. Willey informs us that the  man Lawley whose eyes were injiued  in the explosion three months ago has  not yet recovered sight in the eye  which was least injured, and the prob-  ���������ability is less likely than at first.  Tweddle's auto missed Monday for  the first time this winter between  Penticton and Keremeos, owing to the  heavy snowfall on Sunday; but they  came through on Tuesday morning  and caught the train as usual.  Excellent progress was made at the  dam last week and a large amount of  cement was got in. The* heavy snow  has made.it a bit disagreehle to work  an, .but things are going ahead steadily and all that is needed is favorable  weather.  Mr. W.T. Shatford of Penticton who  was first vice-president of the Provincial Conservative' Association presided at the convention in Victoria  last week in the absence of the pres-  ident,andin the election of officers was  advanced to the presidency.  R. Wheeler, superintendent of the  niill, who has been on leave of absence  since, 'early in December, returned on  Friday; but within a few hours after  his return he received a telegram that  his mother was sinking fast and he  left again on Saturday.  The attacks suffered by Tommy  Corrigan which seem to be of a.n epileptic nature have been occurring  more frequently of late and have been  . more severe, and the family are becoming alarmed. The services of a  specialist will in all probability be  sought  Always deal with those who think  enough of your trade to ask for it, and  the surest way to get the worth of  your money is to read carefully the  announcement of those who invite  your trade in their advertisements.  The day is past when merchants advertise what they are not prepared to  carry out.  Tim Griffin came up on Saturday  from Nighthawk where he has been  working on a property on Palmer  Mountain. He had a narrow escape  from serious accident and was taking  a few days off. A stone weighing  about 50 lbs. fell about a foot out of a  stope and hit him on the top of the  head, making a gory scalp wound but  giving no permanent injury.  Waddell whose foot was hurt in the  rotary at the dam ten days ago went  into the hospital on Sunday, as there  was a probability of blood poisoning.  He has an unfortunate habit of taking  chances and he took the chance of remaining in his cabin instead of going  to the hospital in the first place as advised. The. injury was also the result  of taking an altogether unnecessary  chance for he attempted to stand on  the narrow ledge of the pump frame  when oiling the lubricator above instead of using the ladder which had  always been used for the purpose. It  is to be hoped, however, that the dangerous symptoms may be checked and  no necessity for amputation may follow.  During his brief stay in Hedley last  week T. D. Pickard weiit'over the line  of his water ditch and looked up conditions for building. So far as known  he made no announcement of his intentions, but some are quite hopeful  that the outcome will be another  power plant in addition to that now in  course of building by the Hedley Gold  Mining Company.  Men working on the dam have been  amused by the antics of a few small  water ousels which have been sporting  themselves in the rapids of the Similkaineen near by. The colder the day.  is the better they seem to enjoy diving  in the swift water and going down  with the stream for twenty feet or  more before they emerge. The ousel  is a bird of the thrush species and partakes a little of the singing abilities of  the thrush. They ,ue said to be quite  common in mountain streams in British Columbia but the only other place  we remember to have seen them was  in Boundary Creek below Greenwood.  Rev. A. FI. Cameron made his service on Sunday evening a memorial  service for the late Lord Stralhcona  and his sermon dealt with the career  of the departed statesman in terms  that were not only eulogistic but  well calculated to benefit the rising  generation by holdingup for emulation  the ideals of life which actuated the  life of Canada's "grand old man." The  Gazette regrets that information, was  not to hand in time for last week's  i^sue that this was to be the subject,  or reference would have been made to  it, and a larger congregation would in  all probability have resulted if the  people had only known of it.  SPECIAL  SPECIALS  BASKET BALL-  The return match between Hedley  and Princeton girls' teams was played  off here in the Star theatre on Friday  evening last and resulted in a rather  decided win for Hedley by a score of  9 to 5/ So far 'as played goals were  concerned it was whitewash for the  visitors as all their five points were obtained from free throws, while Hedley's  score showed three played goals to  their credit. The Gazette does not  understand the game well enough  to be in a position to judge but we  have been assured by many others who  do understand it that the refereeirig  was decidedly off color. .   . *  Following   is    the.   line-up    of   the  teams:  Hedley Princeton  Miss Lyall\ 'n -, /"Miss Schissler.  D. Ly.-ill J ���������*u;ll'cls UMiss Knudson  Miss Bowerman Centre Miss Evans  P. Robertson V��������� .,' /Miss Leighton  F. Messenger/ *.l.w Ub AEdna Lyall  As a game basket ball looks to be all  right. There is enough movement in  it to make it intensely interesting at  all tithes for both participants an'd onlookers, and in the line of physical  culture it appears to be the real thing  and the girls do well who go in for it,  for the excercise they get from it  should prove beneficial in building up  strong .healthy constitutions. As for  the .natty bloomer costumes in which  they play, it is only a very prurient  mind that could see anything either  immodest or objectiomible about them  As .*i health builder the game would be  even better in the open air and we  fancy that practice in the open air  under the coaching of tin expert who  knows the line points of the game  should improve the team play.  We have now on hand a large stock of the following  finest grades of Jams, Canned Fruits  ahd Vegetables  i  Nelson Brand Jams and Jellies  Nothing Better.    In i lb. Jars and 5 lb. Tins  Delmonte Brand Canned Fruit  Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Raspberries, Strawberries and Cherries are all  delicious and if you have not already used them  you should try some  Canned Vegetables  The Highest Grades from both Local and Eastern Canneries  Get   The Best at The Same Price  You  would Pay for Inferior Grades Elsewhere  Res  will buy a OJxoice  Oil  ICE CARNIVAL  Don't Pay Out Good Money for Rent When You  Can Own a House of Your Own  THE MEDLEY CITY TOWN-SITE' COMPANY, Ltd.  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager HEDLEY, B. C.  The carnival tit the rink on Monday  night which was the first of the season  was a pronounced success. Many of  the skaters were, masked and over 100  paid admission. The prizes given  were awarded as follows: Best comic  costume "Old Lady", Mrs. Rotherham;  best dressed lady, Miss Allen, "Lady  of the Pines:" best dressed gent, S. F.  Hamilton, "Punch"; best girl's costume, Ina Boyd, "Bo-peep"; best boys'  costumes, Garnet Luke, "Hard Times".  The two mile skating race requiring  thirty laps around the rink brought  out half a. dozen entries and was won  easily by George French.  The carnival committee extend their  thanks to the judges B. W. Knowles,  H. F. Jones and A. E. Dennian who  kindly agreed to make the carnival  awards.  PfUflCE,  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  HKDLEY   U. C.  11" A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.    If Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  GENERAL NEWS  Office of Dominion Express Company.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phone II.  D. J.   INNIS Proprietor  KK������MKnK*%*K*KKKKKKKKKtil*,*!JI&*.  ������x  X  Plumbing and Keating', Sheet  Metal Work Tinsmithing  Shop corner Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'Murdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H. DIGNAN  Practical Workmen Proprietors  PRINCETON, B. C.  3  x  $  i  s  x  X  i  -MH-Mtitii-raaiiroMM^^^  Hon. G. W. Ross, leader of the Liberal party in the Senate has taken ill  and has been removed to his home in  Toronto.  The Nantucket and the Monroe, two  Ameriean passenger steamers in the  coastwise trade collided and the Monroe sank in ten minutes, while the  Nantucket badly damaged managed to  keep afloat until assistance came, after  which she made her way slowly for  port.   About 40 lives were lost.  E. E. BURR  General   Blacksmith  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  Haynes St., HecSloy.  NOTICE  MM%t'i������WtWM������W������ai!������-ilU3e3aM^lMH>3������3*ilil)l  ADVERTISE  IN   THE   GAZETTE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTUICT  DISTKICT OK V.U.E  ���������TAKK Notice that Alfred Ho wherry, of Fair-  -*- view, occupation Rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase tho following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at-the southwest corner orC. D. Out's application to purchase theneo north 40 chains, thonco westiO  chains, theneo south 40 chains, thence east SiO  chains to point of commencement containing  SO acres more or less, for pasturage.  Nov. 22nd, 1913  ALFRED ROWBERRY  per Val. C. Hayncs, agent,  43-10  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  1JISTRICT OK VALE  TAKE Notice that Christopher Donoghuo  *- Out, occupation Rancher intends to apply for permission to purchase eighty acres of  land in the Similkameen Land Division as  follows:  Commencing at a post planted forty chains  west of the north -.vcstlcorncr of Lot fiil'-Kthenco  west forty chains, theneo south twenty chains,  thonce east forty chains, theneo north twenty  chains to tho point of commencement containing rijrht.y acres more or less.  CHRISTOPHER I). CARR  Nov 21st, 1913  per Val. C. Haynes, agent.  18-10 THE HEDLEY GAZETTE. FEB o. 1914.  KEREMEOS, the Centre of Lower Similkameen----Famed for Fruit Growing  Town and Lower Valley.  Everything in the line of hardware  can liehad tit the store of  Ezra-Mills.  One day'last week 'Mr. and   .Mrs.   G.  Christie had a pleasant surprise  win n  a large number  of  their friends  paid  them a  visit and   turned   the .evening  into one continual  round of  pjeasure.  Don't fot'get th.-it you can have your  skates sharpened in lirst class shape at  , Madore's,   the  blacksmith.      Skntes !  Skates!    Skates.   Get the edge put on  them  at the  blacksmith   shop.    J. P.-  Madore, pioprietor. ".-.     ' ' . .  I beg your pardon! Oh! a dance eh,  yes! The assembly dunce' wil take  place in the Town Hall on Friday the  6th, and there is a cordial invitation  out to all of Keremeos friends, far and'  near. iJont forget the date, the 6th.  This week. Get me?  n It. J. McCurdy arrived  back to Ker  enieos on Monday Pel) 2nd. after being  away for nearly three months acting  for ihe Provincial and Dominion Governments as Inspector under the quarantine laws. JBridesville has been, his  head-quarters. The quarantine was  -raised January the 3lst. ������������������*'*.  Mr. Christie, of Vancouver, brother  of George Christie of this place arrived  with his family on Thursday 5lh to  take charge of lots B."> and HO belonging  to Alexander Morrison of the firm of  ���������Armstiong A: Morrisson Co. Mr.  Chi is/tie will reside in the Woodrow  cotlagti until a house is built on one of  the lots.  Mr. J. Edmonds of Vancouver ai rived in Kerenieos on Tuesday to lake  charge ot lot 54.- belonging to W. C.  Ditinars. Mr. Edwards is.a graduate  of the Agricultural College, Corvallis.  Ore. Mr. D. Cargill, a graduate of the  same college, will soon be to look  after his father's interests on Lot 3  and intends taking up a lot himself  some time this year,  Packing School will start in the  Kerenieos Town Hall on March the 3rd  anil continue until the 9th. Mr. J.  Oasiiner .of the Okanagan United  growers will be the instructor. These  chu-ses in the past have been conducted  very successfully to the great advantage of those interested in growing,  grading, and packing of fruit and it is  hoped that the attendance this year,  will he greater than last.  A Team and sleigh was requisitioned:  from D. J. Innis on Friday evening  hist and a merry party drove out to  the "Willows" to make a suprise call.  Mrs. Daly with' her genial hospitality  welcomed the merry bunch, and a  real old time winter evening was  spent. The sitting room floor was  cleared and all joined in dancing to  the splendid music which we all know  can be had tit the Willows sunshine or  vain.  Homer McLean of Hedley had the  misfortune to get stuck in the snow  on the Green Mountain, summit, one  day last week while bringing over a  new Ford car.- A traveller from Vancouver thinking he would make time  by getting over in a buzz wagon, was  away nut.on his calculations, and in  instead of sitting over a comfortabe  fire in a Keremeos hotel, Homer and  himself put in a night quite cosily as  the guest of a lonely rancher, who was  baching near Clark's ranch.  Yes! we've had some snow alright  a little more than is coming to us, we  ^think. But it has caused considerable  enjoyment to many. A few have received a snowball in the back of the  neck and some have done the loop the  loop on the hand sleighs. Coasting  parties have been having a good time  on the hill. Whooping cough is all  the rage but what do we care, spring  will comeagain, but we are all cheerful  with the prospects of a good skate  this week. If any other town has  anything over us, let us know immediately.  II. B. Parsons had the pleasure of  knowing what the "whirling dervishes" feel like last week when his  team bolted with the sled. He made  good time over the sage brush flat but  on the home stretch through town  was -going like the mill tail. H. B.  with a- dexterous movement slid gracefully off his jumper.    Tiie  snow melt-  Mrs. Kirby arrived back in Kerenieos  on .Saturday the ISIst nil, after having  hud ii splendid holiday in Alberta. At  Lacoiube she had a most enjoyable  time. Mr. K'nhy i-; located at that  place and as manager of the Ade.lphi  Hotel he is doing-splendidly. -Miss  Violet Kirliy is doing very well in the  Lands Titles office at Edmonton, and  Miss 'Mildred Kirby has accustomed  herself and is making fine progress at  the Alberta Ladies College at Red Deer.  AVhile in Edmonton Mrs. Kirby had  the pleasure of spending the evening  with Mr. and Mrs. McHaffie, late of  Hedley. "Although the. thermometer  dropped to several degrees below zero,  she rather enjoyed the experience and  did not feel the cold like she expected  she would. The first snow fall was  the 20th. of .January.  While the Education Department  'may be and no doubt is entitled to  much credit for the progress made by  our Province in educational matters  the. work is as yet far from complete  as is evidenced by the letter published  herewith which w.is received by one  of; our public.school teachers in the  vicinity. The letter was without date  or signature but was no doubt written  by a well known person of the district  who is a graduate of one of our British  Columbia  rural    schools.      "Now  Mr. .'Just a word about those damn  storys you are telling the kids. Keep  your Blood and Murder yarns for the  older people if is awfull to here the  little bredes lalk about your murder  storys. I guess it will be enough to  just teach them their books. School  is no place for murder storys."  Mr. and Mrs. ,T. J. Armstrong returned last' week after spending three  weeks at the coast combining business  with pleasure. Mr. Armstrong was  kept very busy during his trip to both  Victoria and Vancouver. He represented the Similkaineen district at the  Provincial Conservative Association  meeting held at the Empress hotel in  Victoria and w.is also present at the  Fruit Growers' Association meeting  held at the same place. This meeting  Was a very successful one and many  points of interest to the grower we're  discussed. He had the pleasure of  hearing once more that the Similkameen fruit was the best to arrive in  Winnipeg, also, that AV. G. Mattice  was doing good work advertising and  disposing of same. At this meeting  great stress was laid on "the better  grading of fruit". This applies to all  growers, and so those in this district  should strictly take this to heart and  determine that knowing they have  first-class fruit the proper attention of  grading will prove their greatest asset, when put on the markets of either  prairie-or coast cities. And it .will be  to their advantage to see that their  grading is second to none. Co-operation is another thing which is strong-  ly|advised, and to this end all growers  should work. While in Vancouver  Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong stayed at the  home of Mr. Armstrong's mother and  were delighted to find her in the best  of health and spirits.  Messrs. Jackson and Arnott have  been unable to break their duck killing  record. Both the ducks and hunters  are pretty, wild, but they hope that  when the weal her gets a little colder  the ducks will slay a little longer  keeping their feet warm   in the water.  1 Mr. Y. C. Kitely, attended the recent Provincial Conservative Association tneebinc held in Victoria. AVhile  away he did some good advertising  for the district also bringing home the  news of the fruit growers' meeting  held at Victoria. At this -meeting he  stales that the main topic, was the  better grading of fruit and he desires  to put before the growers of this district the grave necessity of each and  every grower using more care and  judgment in this very important  task.  KALEDEN  A great number of trees have been  sold by the Kaleden Nursery Co.  The hike is still open: the boat continued to run until the 31st of January.  A freeze up is expected this week.  A couple of fine bungalows are being erected to accommodate two families lately arrived from the old country.  A" boat is now tinder construction at  Ihe wharf which when completed will  ply between this place and Penticton.  The boat is being built with what is  known as a tunuell propellor, which  will enable the boat to get up Okanagan rjver with little difficulty.  VASEAUX LAKE  Born���������At Vancouver on January  301 h to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kennedy  ti son.  No ice and not enough snow for  sleighing. Automobiles passing daily.  Got the edge on the Similkameen val-  lev this time.  FAIRVIEW  Quite a lot of snow, .more than the  usual amount generally allotted to us.  The social dance held in the Elliott-  hall last Friday was a great success. A  large crowd attended arid they tripped  along until the sma wee hours.  J. A. BROWN  Notary Public  CONVEYANCING, CUSTOMS BROKERAGE,  FITtE  INSURANCE  OFFICE  KEREMEOS. B.C.  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N. K. Station  MRS.   A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  OKANAGAN FALLS  H. C. N. ETCHES  is Agent for the Hedley Gazette in  Keremeias and authorized to book  Subscriptions and take orders for  job work and advertising.  POST OFFICE,   KEREMEOS,  B. C.  ed a tiiHe where he lit on account pre  sumably of the short prayers he offered for the deliverance of bis team  which was disappearing round the  post office corner in the direction of  Chinatown. Ihe team after endeavoring to take down the main mast at the  Sing Lee Laundry ran foul of the rigging and were brought to an abrupt  standstill with no damage done.  Henry Phelps is running a regular  automobile stage between Penticton  and Oroville.  After being very sick for the past  three months we are pleased to report  that Mrs*. AV. J. Waterman is very  much improved.  Peter Mclntyre paid the town a visit  hist  Saturday and   appeals   in  good  health  and tickled.     May be the Vas  eaux  Lake  announcement has something to do with it.  No skating accider's  because there I  is no ice.    One old tinier says that this  is the first  time in   fifteen years  that  he  lias not been carrying a bump on  the back of his head.  It is expected that by next spring a  large number of immigrants from  Europe will settle on the government  lands acquired from the railway company. This ought to help boost the  Falls.  Norman Patterson, the youngest  son of Mr. John Patterson, met with  a rather serious accident the other-  day. While he and his brother were  riding the work horses to water, his  horse shied throwing the little fellow  and while on the ground he was badly  tiampled upon. Dr. White was called  from Penticton to attend to the boy's  injuries, and now although badly  bruised and scared the little chap is  mending splendidly.  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting* of all  kinds, Ditch, digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  AUTO STAGE SERVICE  Tweddle's oars are   comfort-  --  able.   Tweddle's drivers  are experts.  No delays. No accidents  Autos leave Penticton every morning to connect with trains to Hedley.  Princeton, C'oalmont, Oroville and  all Boundary points.  Leave Kerenieos for Penticton on  arrival of Groat Northern trains  Fare���������single $0.00  RETURN $11.00  Baggage carried. Commercial trunks  arranged for  Break the monotony of train nnd .  boat travel and tako mi auto trip.  When yon arrive at Penticton or  Koremoos ask for  TWEDDLE'S AUTO STAGE  Cars Call at all Hotels  SEASONABLE  Seasonable goods for seasonable weather is  what we always aim to hnvc for our customers.  Whether it is in the'food you eat, the clothes  you wear or the tools, you work with, come  around and sec us and we can help you out.  ���������'  WE ANTICIPATE YOUR WANTS  and look ahead. One of the most complete and  best assorted stocks in the Valley to choose  from     .  FRANK   RICHTER   ESTATE   ���������  @ ������������������@@@@������@@������@^@@@-������������@@@@@@@@@@@������ @  me  me  ������  me  mi  ���������me  ������  me  ������  ������  me  me  ������  ������-  me  me  me  ���������mi  CLOSING    OUT    SALE  As the Keremeos Land Company's Ranch has  been sold, all the Stock and Farm Implements  must be disposed of.     Now is your chance to  secure a Bargain.  HORSES  1 Bay Horse, 9 year old about 1400 lbs; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 10 years old about 1500 lbs; 1 black Mare, 6  year old in foal; 1 Bay Horse. 10 year old; 1 Bay  Mare, 6 year old with 6 month's colt; 1 Chestnut,  Mare, 9 old; 1 Mare Colt, 15. months; 1 Horse colt  16 months; all in first-class shape,  FARM IMPLEMENTS  1 spring-tooth harrow, 1 light draft harrow," 1 circular harrow, 1 diamond drag harrow, 1 gang .plow,,,  with 3-8n hold boards; 12 inch oak"plow, 2 mowing,  machines, 1 hay rake, 2 wagons, 1 hay rack, 1 disc  harrow, 1 post hole digger, 1 blacksmith vice, 1  buggy, 2 sets of work harness, 1 set of single harness, picks, bars, shovels and other articles, too numerous to mention. ;"-:  KEREMEOS LAND COMPANY ������  me  me  m)  %e  me  'me  mi'  ������  me  me  ������  me  @  me  '���������������  '&���������':  me  me  &  ������:.  .me.  me  St.  ������e  YOU WANT THE BEST  IT ALWAYS my  i  There are Two Kinds of Printing  ' The one is turned out by the man who believes that  anything goes, but the other by the one who values  the  reputation  of his  establishment  too highly to  'allow any work to go out which will not do him  credit.  There is just as good work being done in country  offices as in the cities, and often as p.por work in the cities  as in the worst country shops  In Prices the country office can do just as well for  you and you save the express. The city printer may get  his stock a trifle cheaper by saving the local freight, but  his i*ent and other overhead expenses are higher, and in  the end he is obliged to charge as much or more than the  country printer will charge for the same class of work.  THE   HfcDL&Y  GAZETTE  is prepared to  do any kind of work that may come along,  No order too small and none too large.  J. F. MADORE  General Blacksmith  and Woodworker  Horseshoeing a Specialty  All Work Neatly and Promptly  - - - Executed   KEREMEOS,       -      British Columbia  SILK������  Large Assortment of choice* Silk Dress  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right prices  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  BOX 111  t'HONK 132 -..  B. A, MOORHOUSE  Asnou. Mom. Can. Soc. O.K.  ahd B.C.US.  Civil Engineer and B. C. Land Surveyor  AUTOMOBILE  PENTICTON,       - B. C.

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