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 iHM'-r .a- *-( :���������',*-, /. r ��������� 'i3ji jyin  ���������*-      " "i?   I,"  ' - .,,'U-   :-.\*.  ���������1 - ' K --4J*-'"        A  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume V.  HEDLEY, B.C, THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY 25, 1909.  Number 7.  \  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  ,   . ������*  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  ,   S. O.' t. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  W. H. T. GAHAN  Barrister,  Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  Murk Block  PENTICTON,      -      -    ���������' B. C.  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for The Great West Life In-  " sukance Company.  PENTICTON,      -      -  ROGERS,  .   M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  RatcSy Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.  Penticton, B.C.  Grand Union  Hotel .  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 43,-A. F. & A. M.,  arc held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. "Visiting  brethren arc cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE H. D. BARNES,  W. M. Secretary  He'nru's Nurseries  "���������'���������'*-���������-���������       For the'"   *"������������������'���������"������������������' ;  SPRING TRADE  Tested stock, seeds for farm, garden  or conservatory, from best growers in  England, Holland, France, United  States and Canada.  HOME  GROWN  FRUIT   AND.  ORNAMENTAL  TREES  SMALL  FRUITS.  , Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray  t'uinjvs. Spraying Materials, Wire  Fencing and Gates, Cut Flowers etc.  MO page catalog free.  Office, Greenhouses and Seedhouse:  3010 Westminster Road,  t VANCOUVER,   -   B. 6.  PROVINCIAL.    ,  LEGISLATURE.  Budget    Shows   Surplus  Million and a Half.  of  EVIDENCES OF EARLY PROROGATION  B. C. MINES SAVEtf SPOKANE  This is Why the Sheriff Had to Pack  His Grip.  John, Oliver Leads Attack on Grand,  Trunk Bargain���������Water Clauses Act  Discussed���������Liberal Appropriations!  "4W^^^^^a<^^^^^i������'i������'i<a������������'i������0ca'i������'i������'J������'i������s������^S������  ������? -8!  t*  K  ae  ae  ae  ae  *>:  ae  ae  ae  ae  as  t  ae  t  I  H O T E L  HEDLEY  Under   New   Management  Quiet and Convenient  Special Attention Given  to the Travelling Publio   Rates Moderate   VANDER J. ROSE  Proprietor  'Hon. W. iL-'Bowser ' moved tlie  second reading of the Bill to change  the name of the Reformatory 'to Industrial School, in an interesting  speech, showing the work and progress of the institution.  The amendment of Dr. McGuire to  the. Bill to enable the Pacific Coast  Mines Company to build a railway  created a lively discussion in Committee. The amendment provided  that the Company sell its coal in  British Columbia at prices as low as  outside. r .,  Mr. - Hawthornthwaite ' and Mr.  Oliver both attacked the amendment;  Mr. Oliver'opening up the whole coal  question and accusing the Government  off "gold-bricking" the public by its  platform thereon.  .. Hon. Mr. McBride replied in a sarcastic speech, saying that;"Mr. "."Oliver  was-always trying' to create records,  'moving committees and shielding the  Dominion Government,from, its responsibilities. The- Ottawa .Governb-  ment was the*proper, authority to. invest igMte the, coaL question, not the  Provincial, i ",     . ....,,  , Dr. McGuire finally withdrew- his  amendment^ saying that he had accomplished his object in bringing the  matter ' before the Housei but .the  members would yet hear of it again.  The budget for the year was brought  in at the session of'the' legislature to:.  day. According to" the estimates for  the fiscal"year ending March, 1910. the  receipts of the province will be $5^948,-  620,66 while the expenditure proposed  will approach $5,615,698.00. In dealing with the estimates fe>r the public  weirks throughout the province, the  minister of finance stated that this  year there would' be no criticisms  brought against the government on  the scoreof partiality to any section or  sections, all being generously dealt  with.  Captain Tatlow made an able defence  of the financial policy of the   McBride  geivernment.   He reviewed the steady  and phenomenal increase in  the revenue since 1903 and   pointed to  the  handseime surplus of last year of over  a million and a half dollars,  as :u fitting culmination of the peilicy put into  practice.   The increase was largely derived from the exploitation eif the natural resources of the '������������������"province,' notably from timber, lands and minerals.  In 1904 30 per cent of the revenue  came from income^'personal  property  and real estate taxes, but this year but  12 1-2 percent Of the revenue was derived from these.    In referring to the  use which had been made of the surplus,   the minster 'pointed out   that  $576,000 of the|outstanding $600,000debentures of the million dollar loan of  1904 has been redeemed, leaving $24,-  000 outstanding.    In addition $100,000  of the 8 1-2 per cent dyking debentures  has been secured in the London .market for $91,000.    Speaking of the  estimated   expenditure on  public works  during the coming   year, Mr. Tatlow  pointed te> two items which were more  in the nature of investments than ordinary   expenditures.     They were the  items of $75,000 for point Grey and'  South Vancouver, and the expenditure  of $200,000 for streets arid roads at  Prince Rupert: $150,000 would   be returned by the Grand Trunk Pacific,  with interest, on the completion of the  work.  Leaving1 the estimates, Mr. Tatlow  went into the Avork of the department  of agriculture, during the year. He  pointed out that a substantial increase  in the dairy and poultry raising, fruit  growing and general agricultural  industries throughout the province  had taken place.  In the list   of appropriations given  Similkameen is denvn for   $60,000 fox-  its l'oad's, and most of this is likely to  go for repairs to existing roads.  Concluded on Pago Four.  "Los Angeles, Cal., Feb. 18.���������"What  Mining has Done for'Spokane" was  the subject of a' talk' made before  about forty members of the Siena  Madreclub-at their linicheon at the  Hotel Hay ward today by jC. Herbert  Moore*, mayor of Spokane, and guest  of honor of the club.  "In the'panic of 1893 and 1894," said  Mr. Moore,, "Spokane was saved form  thejmei'ifFs hands by the ,sale of the  Le Roi mine of, Rossland, owned entirely by Spokane men. Tlie transfer  took -nearly $5,OW.O0O'fn cash into the  city and' since then ' untold' millions  have poured,into it from.the mines of  British Columbia and Idaho."  ' The other visiting members of the  Spokaho Chamber of Commerce left  this morning for a day's visit to San  Diego and 'Coronir-do: - Several left  today for the north and will return directly to Spokane.  The delegation will disband to-morrow, aiid it is expected .the majority  will''go" north tomorrow night,' although a number will rertialn for" the  annual banquet of the Los Angele-s  Chamber of Commerce Monday night.  THE LUCKY  KINGSTON GROUP  Metropolitan Claim is  Proving a Wonder.  THE STORY OF THE FIND.  RUSHING. IN   MATERIAL  Metropolitan  Tunnel   Advancing���������That  Treasure   Vault    Winze���������Kingston  ..   Ore Body Persistent.  WHAT IS THE MATTER  With the Gulf Stream���������Skipper says It's  Changed.  Inah interview which he gave on  his arrival at Glasgow1 recently, Cap-  taiitFrmnk Mills of the British .steamer Glen Finlas, declared'that,the- gulf-  8ti-eam.hacLdis������ppeared, and he-gave  aVhis reason for' the change ''the recent earthquake. Captain Mills' account of his recent, investigation, and  its startling.result AVas given in a Boston paper which Avas received here  yesterday.*    '  Capt. Mills states that he was en-  route~ frdm^Skn"'���������"Lucia to 'Glasgow,  Avith hides, and that when he arrived  at  the" point where  he' should have  entered   the gulf stream he   shaped  his course "'accordingly,  allowing for  the influence of the stream   on  the  vessel's   course.      Shortly   he found  the' course    strangely   at     variance  with Avhat it should have been, having counted on the gulf stream to assist the vessel.     The  temperature of  t;he Avater was taken and it was found  that it did not coriespon d in any particular Avith the gulf current.    It was  52 degrees instead of 76 degrees.   Captain Mills admits that it was uncanny,  but has no explanation to offer other  than that given above*  GOAT ISLAND BY RIVER BOTTOM  The American  Falls at  Niagara is Dry  for a Day.  The American fall at/Niagara ceased  flowing for a day, on Feb. 14thj and  people could Walk across to Goatlsland  in the bed of the river.���������> This" has not  occurred since 184S,'and was due this  time to an east wind Avhich blew up  the lake and allowed an ice jam to  form sit the head of the American  rapids. In 1894"an almost similar  occurence took place, but not nearly  so marked as on this occasion.  DEATH ROLL OF THE RAILS.  During the fiscal year 190S, sixty-four  passengers were killed on Canadian  railroads and 326 were injured. In  1907 forty-two passengers Avere killed  and 210 injured.  In 1908 tliere were 246 employees  killed and 86(5 injured, and In 1907, 212  employees were killed and 317 injured.  There were 529 people killeel in all  Avays by railroads and 1,309 injured in  1908, as against 460 killed and 603 in-  injured in 1907.  1907 .1908  Killed Injured Killed Injured  C.P.B.  G.T.R.  C.N R.  M.C.R.  218  KB)  30  27  110  303  92  12  283  165  19  'A*  31-1  721  123  72  Tlie Avhole catch of fish in Canadian  Avaters by Canadians, including fish  products, seals, etc., during the season  of 1907, comprising tho winter fishing  of 100S to March 31, is valued at  $25,500,000. This is a falling off of  $750,000 compared Avith 1900.  . Last week the Gazette paid another  visit to the Kingston group and by the  courtesy of Manager Pollock had the  privilege of seeing the more recent  finds on both the Metropolitan and  Kingston.  About four weeks had elapsed since  our last visit, and the improvement to  be seen in that time was indeed a  pleasing sight to any one Avho has the  interests of the camp at heart.  On the> Metropolitan they were at  that time following a black seam tying  almost horizontal with decomposed  matter below, while above Avas a mass  of hard but partially altered andesite.  The drift had .been continued west-  Avard about ten- feet further than  where' they were at that time, the  seam rising slightly. This continuity  indicated large extent of the body  underneath, Avhatever it should prove  to be. Going back about ten feet, the  Avinze \vas.started and in a few feet  the decomposed matter, changed, into  solid.ore. The , winze was continued  down nine or ten-feet'with ore on all  sides and all., across'the bottom, and  values everywhere' Avell into two  figure's.. The difficulty of handling the  muck because of the irregular course  of the shaft and drjft, from tenaciously following the,-ore and ore indications, made it inadvisable to continue  the-Avint&e^'"deepen so - the-turrnel*-Avas  started, doAvn the"hillside te> tap this'  oie body at' greater depth. "  This tunnel'has now been driven  something over 30 feet and the, face  of it at the time of our visit Avas in  andesite very much of'the same character as that overlying the ore body in  the winze.  Readers of the Gazette have now been  supplied from time to time Avith  more  or less detail of the progress and   con-  ditions on this  fine property;   it  will  now be apropos  to say a  little concerning its discovery.    It is also only  in fairness to Mr.   F.  M.   Wells  that  this should be given for after all he  was    the discoverer and it Avas  the  knoAvledge   he obtained that caused  Mr. Polleick to begin operations in  a  systematic way to find out what there  was and   where it lay.     The locator  was Pete Scott,  but there is no evidence that he knew of any value in  the claim.     The only work   which he  did on   it .was in  barren rock.     The  .surface, was thoroughly prospected by  Mr. Wells who made scores of assays  from likely   looking float as well as-  rock in place before he could obtain  A'alu'es exceeding $1.50 per ton. In this  strike-at-a-venture   method   lie    was  surprised to get one assay going  over  $20.00, but had forgotten where the  sample had been found.    He  the*n set  to Avork on a- system placing little pegs  where samples wer*e taken and numbering the peg to correspond with the  sample.   Months of this work followed, Mr. Wells keeping his own counsel,  and being for the most part wholly at  sea because    of   the wide divergence  in   values'obtained without any apparent reasons for it.   Finally he   got  it narrowed down to two places where  high valui>s could always  be  obtained  and the conclusion arrived at Ava-., that  these anel  perhaps  others    Avhich' he.  had   not succeeded in  locating,  had  salted   the    whole  hillside (both the  float and rock in plac:e by getting into  crevices).   The reason is now'more apparent Avhy so  many of his samples  were nil, tor the ore body  is really  a  blind   deposit   covered    over by  the  barren andesite sheet and   the  values  ese-aped   from  the  few points  where  the sheet was broken.  It is Mr. Wells'  impression from *i long period of prospecting  and  from 'consultation with  Mr.    Camsell  on  the geeilogy of  the  hill,  that the body of sedimentaries  containing   the   ore   is boat-shaped,  1000 feet long and over  300 feet Avide.  Evidences That Tracklaying May Begin  at any Time  During the past ten days track-laying material has been arriving in  Keremeos until there is plenty of  everythng noAV on hand to lay many  miles of track.  It begins to look as if track-laying  may be in progress by the middle of  March, making allowance for two or  three weeks   to be spent in recruiting  and'organizing the track-laying force.  The Molson   Leader says:  "Material is being rushed through  Molson enroute to the Similkameen  country   to   commence   traek-Iaying  from Keremeos  on   to Hedley,   perhaps sometime next month.    Friday  eight carloads of 70 lb.  Algoma   steelc.  rails   went   through,   the  first   of a  consignment of 3750 tons to be used in  the constructiem .on the line beyond  Keremeos.     The    rails     are    being  shipped by the Soo mills, and the balance of the shipments will follow immediately   until    all   are    delivered.  Monday  four    more    carloads   Avent  through.    The local ' freight was so  heavily loaded Monday that 15 car-  leiads had to be side-tracked at Marcus  and when the train got   into MidAvay  six more cais Avere dropped, to follow  as soon as convenient.   A carload   of  angle bars from  the Hamilton Steel  & Iron Co.  of Hamilton,  Ont., have  also gone thremgh.   This shipment is  ahead of time as> the contract Avas to  begin shipment  on   the 15th,  which  shows that the Great Northern  is go-  ing'to push* operations   on  the coast  line this spring.   Two carloads of railroad spikes also went through Monday  from the.same firm,  and a shipment  of  track  bolts    is under   way from  Montreal.     Monday      the      freight  picked'up  a   carload  of saAved     ties  fiomtho   Ritchcy     saw   mill   siding  near Bride*sville and   toe>k   it   to  the  scene of the railroad building.  c:p. r. ata. y:p.  The Immigration Department Will Make  Hay Where Sun Shines.  Seattle, Washington, Feb. 23rd���������Representatives of the big American  Transcontinental railroads are beginning te> sit up and take notice of  the almostscandalous manner in Avhich  the Canadian Pacific Raihvay is flirting Avith the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific  Exposition.  It has recently become known that  the C. P. R. has quietly bargained for  14,000 square feet of space in the Agricultural Building and will install there  an exhibit a'Avhole lot bigger and  niene comprehensive than many of  the leading counties on this side of the  line.  Although the railroad has been  rather stingy Avith details, it is knoAvn  to be its plan to demonstrate fully the  ���������tremendous productivity of the soil  along the western half of its lines. It  is going to make clear Avhy it is, it is  spending millions of money'.for' new  feeders aud tap lines into districts of?  iBiitish'Columbia, Alberta and Sask-  .atchewiin. that, down to now. have  never heard a locomotive Avhistle.  , Just- Avhy it is the C. P. R. is doing  so splendidly by the exposition, unless  it is conspiring te> tempt away another  loi-.ty or fifty thousand of Uncle Sam's  subjects, with its wemderful wheat  fields, is what has the local railroad  men  The reason why Mr. Wells did not  concentrate work em this claim can be  satisfactorily explained, and when explained does him no discredit.  It Avas unfortunate that the Kingston company saw fit to close down  operations at the end of 1907 as they  did, and unfortunate that the Great  Northern did not push construction of  the road. Had the Railway Co. done  so and the track had reached here two  years ago, we have possitive evidence  that Hedley Avould by this time have  had another mill in operation, turning  out- as much bullion as the Nickel  Plate.  "We had almost forgotten to refer to  our inspection of the Kingston tunnel,  Avhere Tom Wilson and Jim McNulty  were   found banging a drill  driving  eastward along the ore body Avhich  has now been exposed for over 68 feet  along the dyke and where they were  Avorking, fine looking ore Avas showing,  in the roof, face and one side. .(>
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convinced'of this. Summerland
is (11% iind it is prosperous.
But it is as different from the
average back east Scott Act
ceuirity as.-^ay is from night.
Why?!Because liquor Avas
kept out from the first aiid
'those who took up their abode
there accepted the condition.
That' is the -whole case in a nutshell.. But because ' Summer-
Jane 1 is dry and laAV abiding* it
Avould be a mistake to assume
that other places now under
licence Avould be likewise. The
experience in Scott Act counties
point to the very; reverse, .for
the liquor traffic is no more
angelic now than it..was then.
Our good friends, tlie local
optionists'mean. well/but they
fail to profit by experience and
their-methods are consequently
unsound. There is a better plan
of attack on the citadelof John
Barleycorn, if they -would only
take it, but as Kipling says
���'that is 'another;* story" and A\re
will refer to it later.
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On both sides of the'Bouuclary
line the   tempe.ra.nce^'o.rga'u.izg.-.
tions are making a ^strong push:
to overturn the  licence  system
in the hope of wiping  out all
the evils of the liquor traffic.
The., immediate   object    for
. which'they-are striving'at  present is called "local option," but
this is practically only   another
name. for. the same  old movement that they have  been  trying to push along  at  intervals
for the past 75 years  or more
and are about as far away from
the goal as  Avhen  they began.
In Canada it was called in  the
"seventies" the Dunkin Act, and
a decade later it Avas known   as
the Scott Act, both   of .which
were repealed in  the majority
of cases Ayithin  three  years' of
the time they were first given a
trial, and all are agreed that the
prime cause of failure in   every
every instance was the lack   of
a sufficiently strong moral sentiment to back up  enforcement
of the laAV.
.  Those who had an  opportunity of witnessing  the  working
of the    Scott Act in   various
counties   in   Ontario   and the
Maritime      Provinces      Avould
scarcely like to see a repetition
of the lawlessness that then prevailed : and  to assume  that a
better   state   of affairs  would
exist in the average community
in British Columbia that is now
under license if a local  option
by-law Avere passed,  is to contend that the moral   sentiment
of    the  Avest is to-day   in  advance of what it  was in  Ontario   betAveen    1885   and  1895.
We doubt it.
But in expressing such doubt
Ave do not Avish to convey the
idea that Ave are in accord with
the A'iew so often expressed
that a town to be prosperous
must be a Avet town. Such a
statement is mere assumption
the absurdity of which should
be obvious.
The success of local option
will all depend upon the community and the moral sentiment existing. To spend a few
days in Summerland is to be
The -, Minister    of   Lands   in
moving the second  reading  of
the Water   Clauses  Act,  made
some   very   'significant   statements as to the  aims  and  objects of,the measure and the ills
which    it    was    intended      to
correct.  These objiects^is stilted
by him are such as to merit the
hearty approval of all who are
anxious  to see  the  important
industries of .raining and  agriculture, prosper as they should,
for both of them depend   very
largely upbm the water supply.
The    statement  made .;-bv  him
that  the   holding  of '";-'a7; water-
right.-would be made contingent
upon the use; made of it, admits
of Avide interpretation- and it   is
to.be hoped that, 'no, clause  of
the  .whole iict   Avill   interfere
with the very widest'' interpi e-
tation being given" it.     The Act
of 1897 in a measure admitted
the     principle  when . it made
provision for obtaining interim
rights of unused -water,.but. Mr.
Fulton said it did  not ��� go  far
enough. Let us hope  therefore
that his neAV act   will not stop
short of attaining the end sought
and that is the utter extinction
of the dog in the manger.   If to.
the chief   Avater   commissioner
is,given the poAver to say Avhen
water or power is being wasted
by unscientific installation, then
the owners of Avater rights will
see to, it that the most   efficient
method is employed. The trouble
has always been that   the interim right was  too indefinite,
for it lasted   only  during  such
period  as the original   holder
failed to use the  water Avhich
his record called for.    Jk. better
plan and one more in the interest of the general public Avould
be to give the original holder a
certain time in which to develop
the full power or benefit obtainable from  the  water that his
record called for. and if he failed  to do  so, then  grant   any
other applicant a  record,  that
should either be   as permanent
as  the  original record,    or  at
least for a specified    term of
years, independent of what the
original  holder might   take    a
notion   to   do in  the interim.
There Avould be nothing  unjust
about this and it would certainly be in  the interests     of   the
general public.
"that/some forty friuriitjipalities
hacfenterea into contract, witih,
the government *;for Niagara
power. Lieut-governor Gibson,
as a member of* the Ross - government had been instrumental
in trying to, create a monopoly
of Niagara power which the
Whitney government has sidetracked. High honors often
have their humiliations as well.
Ever since the McBride go'v-
eminent came into power they
have strenuously set their face
against permitting* -changes in
the Mineral Act, and this stand
on their part did much to restore confidence to mining in-
Arestors. From the time that
the Turner administration passed out of existence a period of
potty tinkering ensued which
resulted in confusion worse confounded until many mining in-
A*estoi*s wero forced to go else-
whei'e. This session, however,
ii few minor changes'have 'been
made, but not.of it .character to
place disabilities or penalties
upon the mining investor. In
fact about the only change made
was to clear up the interpretation of certain clauses that Avere
before too vajjrue.
73 Years in Business.
A Joint
Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000
may be  opened  by two members of a family.
Either may deposit or .'withdraw money on his or her o\yn signature alone, so that
either may do the banking, as   is most convenient.
$1.00 opens a Savings Account. Interest at highest
current rate is paid. Money may be withdrawn at any
Hedley  Branch,    -   -   L. G. MacHaffie, Manager
The Natal Act Has Been  Formally" Dis-
allowed-Effect of Same.
Ottawa, Fun. 17.���An extra of the
C.niiida (juzelle issued tetany contains
the announcement that the govemor-
general in coeuie-i! has disallowed the*
aft of the British Columbia Iegisla-
tiuc ol* Feb.lith, 190S, iel.iting'te> 'immigration into that piovince. This
is the- nieasnie which, lias been enacted session afte*r se'ssion in Biitish Columbia for the pa��b eight years and
is* commonly'known as the Natal  act.
It was helel last vear In*' the. su-
prenie court of British Columbia that
this was nnceinstitutional, ultra' vires
of the legisla I me. ' The object of the
Dominion Government, however, in its
formal clisnllenvaiice is te> make absolutely sure that, the act Avill ne*t be
brought into force.
Under the-se circumstances it is
stated here that there is not likely to
..be any appeal to higher courts in regard to the constitutieinality e>f the
statutes.        �� -   '���' *
New Stock of Spring Goods has
now arrived
New Plaid Ginghams
1 Dress Muslins in latest patterns
Two Dozen New Prints,  fast colors
Costume Duck in spots and  checks
Extra Strong Apron Duck
A Ldrge Assortment of Embroidery
and Lace.
We are Agents for Ri'dgway's Teas and Coffees.
Try these famous Blends.
HEDLEY, - - - B. C.
1    -
. '      Pfl-Lfl6>
Wvery,. Feed & Sale .Stables
IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on
Hand.    II Orders for Teaming ���
promptly attended te>.
Stage daily.
leaving Hedley S a. lii.
and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m.
connecting with Penticton stage
anil Great NoithernRaihvay.
Great Northern
.'' 'Hotel       '
Office of Dominion Express Company.
WOOD   F O R   S A L E!
Phone 11.  -   I N N1S  B R 0 S.  Proprietors.
The following are the readings showing temperature,   etc.,  for the.'week
ending Feb. 20 :���.���'���
Feb ii .    ';���..:  24 ,  .
15           '..     ���    -25 '      .
16           ..         35
'.       17     '       .         28   *  '.
18         '.. '       35
' ."    18
19           ..24
20          >: -         20 ���'.*-  ..
Average maximum temperature 27.28
Average minimum do 13.85
Mean temperature 20.56
Rainfall for the week     .    inches.
Snowfall     , ('       ",       4.5
Highest maximum temperature .52
AA'erage maximum
Lowest minimum
Average minimum
It Avas a strange irony of fate
Avhich compelled Lieut.-G-over-
nor J. M. Gibson, of Ontario to
read in the speech from the
throne, congratulations that
the Whitney government had
completed its power policy and
do 35:71
do 8
do 14.14
do 24.92
Maximum        Minimum
Feb 14       ' .';    '     32 .. 22
15 .. 33 . 28
16 .. 38 .. 32
17 ..         44         .. 28
IS         ..         46         .. 24
19 ..         41 ..         22
20 ..         38 ..         27
Average maximum temperature 37.57
Average minimum de>           26.14
Mean do  .       ,31.85
Rainfall for the Aveelc .05   inches
Snowfall         "        " .1
Highest maximum temperature 41
Conveyancer,  Real Estate.  Mines,-
Crown   Grants   Applied   For    .
Under Land Act and;'
Mineral. Act. .      ���
Agent for:
Mutual Life of Canada.
Hudson Bay Insurance Co.
Columbia Fire Insurance Co.
Calgary Firc'Insurance Co. .' '
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and ���Guarantee Co.
United AVirelcss, Telegraph Co.
Office  at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.
ae ���
ae ;,.,;;, , ������ }
Is noted over the entire district for excellence of both table
: ':   :   :       and b.U'.       :   :   :   :
All the -wants of the travelling
public   carefully  attended   to.
Pure  and   Invigorating.
Average        . do
Lowest minimum
Average do
When   ansavbrin��
mention this paper. ,
P-1    *::: lill
ffi,     I '
LiJ    - ' ;
Great Northern
A now house containing more bed
room accommodation than any
other hotel in town. Table and
bar   first-class.    Rates  moderate.
JOHN LIND,  Proprietor
To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.
Family Groceries
Fresh and Seasonable
at the
Cheap Cash Store
JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor
When   writing:    Advertisers,
Mention the Gazette.
Everutliing New and First-Class
Bar supplied Avith the Choicest
Liquors and Cigars, and Special
Attention   paid  to  the   Table.
:"sx^<"-"ar.-<"-y.-atwK^ .Vi  THE. HSmBY G������Z&T������J������,.EBBHUARY 25,  1909.  m:  Towrif and Disttidf.  *"*y- ^Gdwganda.-the'faVifv'O-^mp-in northern  Ontario.   Mr. "Wells possesses' all the  ���������p; '.farther, but hjs^ Cnriftifdiate. Mepca ia,.*"W,hen the element^ jiljiyphavoc'with  -i i*i.A-,r -*^^L- -���������-'-��������� ---'-v- ^'i^d iines the wirelushwill^tjll' be  working and at no time will .the cities  Pussy-willows- are  in * evidence   as  . -harbingers of spring.   :   ', j -,v" >;,. /'".<��������� *���������'  ]      It is reported thill  Mr.*. G." P. Jem^  has gone to NeAV York.   )  J*. F. Royer'is going into 'the livery  business in Giand Forks. ,  C. F. Law, well known in the Similkameen, was a passenger on the  ill-fated Republic.  Mrs. Conn went to Keremeos on  Wednesday last,'wliejre ,she* Avas the  guest of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Brown.  W.A.. McLean came down from  camp' on Sunday morning; nnd.'h'is  been confined to the. house with an,attack of sciatica.  Rev. J. Thurburn Conn returned  from Revelstoke, where he attended a  meeting of Presbytery. He preached  in Keremeos on Sunday night.  H. Dc Barnes, left for Grand Forks  .yesterday morning and' will visit hjb  Boundary friends for a ft-AV Ave'eks,  'before work Starts up again on the  Nickel Plate.---   , . .     . :       ., , *  Government Agent Hugh Hunter  Avas in town yesterday, on Government business, and to-day he is wringing the shekels "out of the luckless  Avights at Keieiueos.  - L. W. Shatford, ^M. P. P./'made a  hurried trip to ,Pen'Jcton. last'Aveek  for a meeting of the Southern,~Okaria<-  gan Land Co. and returned again to  Victoria, accompanied by Mrs. Shat-  fqrd and the children.  Rev. R. W. Hibbert, of Penticton,  preached to a Avell-filled chinch on  Sunday evening last and Avas  warmlyr  'equinrrientpf-itjie successful prospec-  '.Jtor.(,vHe ifi.a. close*'.observer, 'a -field  ���������ceologist.pl* no'mean', bidet*, a Aw'i'lesf.  'walker, and avoII vei.sed..in Av������odciaft  and-the heaven-born 'art of shifting  for himself in .out-of-door life. If he  doesn't.baga good mine for himself  one of these fine days, the fates Avill  neglect their duty.  D8' MqDOUGAJLL VISITS HEDLEY  The Veteran Missionary Said to be on  '    Mission-Connected With" Indian  .Lands.     ' s"      - / '  wclc-pmed by his .many friends in  Hedley. Mr. Hibbert expects to be  ba'qk again in about^three weeks'" time.'  Porter Brothers' saw-mill .near Sid-  ley, staited up about ten days ago  after a shut-down of a couple of  months. * They are saAving the timber  for the Similkameen bridges} and tlie  shipments of bridge material are expected ty begin" soon. ' '    .',  Rev. Dr.-White,   superintendent of  "Methodist,missions expected to pay,  Hedley another visit before the, meeting of conference which* is to. be held  about the end c������f May. but finds it impossible to do so.     He hopes  to  pay  * Hedley a visit a little later.  H. B. M'ausette, of Keremeos Avas in  '< -town last* week- taking orders for tin-  smithing and repairing graniteware.  Formerly it was thought that when  graniteware -took to leaking, .it was-  all off with it, but it can now be fixed  up for a further term of service..  The Great Northern passenger schedule will change on the 3id piox. On  and after thai date the passenger tiain  Avill leave Spokane at 8:30 a, m. * This  Avould enable them te������ get through to  Keremeos at the same time they hoaa'  reach Oroville.   Will they do it?  Mr. Angus McKinnon senior, who  went back to Antigonish, Nova Scotia  last spring, has had a severe attack of  pleurisy. For a time he was in a very-  critical condition, but has since made  satisfactory recovery and his friends  in:Hedley arevpleased to knoAV that he,  is steadily'.'gaining strength.  "'   '**"���������-        '"- ���������   "   ���������       ������������������'������������������.'���������'.'.  ���������' A social dance, the last before the  Lenten season was given by ,the  .bachelors in .'.Fraternity Hall on Tuesday evening last. The hall was comfortably filled, 'the .floor -in excellent  condition, and the* music Avas good,  being furnisned by the Hedley- orchestra, assisted by Prof.' J.-J. McDonald.'  A "jolly time, whichJasted until about  12:30, Avas spent by all present.  Anton Winkler's house out on the  ranch was burned down on Friday  morning last. His partner, Denham,  Avas living in the house,  and Avas out  Last Aveek Rev. Dr. John McDougall,  Avell-knoAvn in Manitoba and the  Northwest in connection Avith his Aveu-k  on the Methodist mission fields paid a  visit to Hedley, being driven oArer from  Penticton by"-D. M. McDougall Avho is  a distant' 1 el'atiye of% "j-.he"'."Dr.' f It-.was.  stated that in his" iecemtf visit during'  Avhich he visited Indian' reservations  in 'the valley,- he had a special com mission from, the Indian department to  examine into and report on the condition of the Indians here, the value of  their holdings and the use they ate  making of lands which they hold. If  this be s6,Jit is'tinfortunate that those  who had him-in tenv did not give him  an1 opportunity tOi meet- with* more  Avho could have given them some authentic data on that subject.  ' The Kamloops Standard in referring  to his visit says:*  "Those 'who had the pleasure of  hearing Rev. Dr..McDougall, ;,the vet-  era"n missionary at the" Methodist  eihuich last Sundhy evening improved  iim opportunity that may never fall td  their' lot ?iga,in\:i,'Dr. McDougall is one  of the be|t "krioAyn^nien in ^Canadian  Methodisin'"'ithd" the5" pioneer of tlie  Canadian NorthAvest. He has alsd  written a number of books, notably  amongst them being "By Canoe and  Dog Train," which has been recieved  with such favor all over->*the A\'oi*ld.  "During a brief holiday   from- liis  be'diit off from the rest of. the Uvor'ld.*  -In   connection?,/Avith  this gigantic  undertaking,', Mir.  ,Parker',* who hsis  charge e>f the fiscal department of 'the  company Avcst bf the*-Mississippi,' re-  cemimeneSeel  that a  new    facteiry  be  built tor   manufacturing wireless apparatus in-Seattle. The directors acted  favorably em-[the recommendation and  Mr. Parker,has purchased a site and  has plans drawn for the erection of a  three steu-y copcrete-- building at the  corner of Jackson Street) and "Rainier  Boulevard.       This structure will,be  .rushed.to completion   in Order " torr^ll  'tlie rapidly accumulating demand   fen-  wireless     apparatus.      The    factory  Avhich is noAV Jopeiated in this city has  been found to be inadequate to supply  all the ordeis placed for instruments.  Spring* is Coming*  TROUBLE ON    THE   MOUNTAIN  )  ' **��������� *i ? I (Grceinvooel Ledge.), ���������  Before R. -.G. Sidley, J. P., em  .Wednesday; of 'last week David Mc-  Bride Avas charged* with intent to  commit minder by shooting at Teiesa  Kayes. After*"1 hearing the evidence  adduced by the prosecution and defence and a statement by the accused,  the prisoner,av^s committed ror tiial.  On arrival"at jGreenwood accused appeared befen-e his honor Judge Brown  and elected te> have a s'pe'e'dy' trial,  which was set If or Monday, the loth,  when, upon .hearing .arguments of  council, his honor* decided he had no  jurisdiction, and the ca^e will therefore come on for trial at the next assizes in Greenwood.-- J. D.'Spehce and  C. J' Legatt appeared for the prosecution *a<nd J. P. McLe'od.for'the defence.  And You will need new FOOTWEAR  ' t *     ' < * *  9 *    * * A t  1  ������ *  \  Our Stock of Men's  Ladies' arid Children's  BOOTS and SHOES  is Large and Well Assorted;  i' .  We can fit almost any shape of Human foot.  SPECIAL BARGAINS IN  * ���������. 1 1  Clothing.      25%-  1  1  ���������  ���������  Children's  * .'  33 i-i  Shoes. and  Discount.  to  THE PERFIDIOUS AIR-SHIP.  On its Fiist Trial [in Actual  Turns Tail  Warfare  !���������-.    >  Shatford's Ltd.  ���������  ���������  it  ><S>-fr+<S"<fr+++4>+<+&+4>++++'4K>+++<  labors' in' Alberta, Dr.'-McDougall  spent'a few days in Kamloops on his  \v-.iy te^Pentictoiii ��������� He expressed himself as Avell pleased-Avith the leical situation and-predicts a Avonderful future  for this district. '        ;  "Rev. JncTimiei, the first pastor  of the Kamloops Methodist'church'  was associated AA'ith Dr. McDougall in  the early days and in the couise of his  address on Sunday evening, feeling  reference Avas made: by the speaker to  the noble,AArork accomplished by that  heroic missionary.  "As a speaker Dr. McDougall belongs  to the olel school. Vigoious and enthusiastic Avith a Avei'alth of humor and  anecdote, he is entertaining as Avell as  interesting and the truth of his gospel  message is intensified by the application e>f illustrated incidents. He  recited many experiences affecting his  pioneer struggles and his address  throughout was feillowed Avith deep  interest."  UNITED WIRELESS EXTENDING  Programme  Decided   Upon���������To Coyer  . the Land as well as Sea.  getting Avood Avhen the fire took  place, and on his return it had gained  too much headway, and he couldn't  put it out. The fire broke out around  the stove-pipe Avhere it Avent through  the ceiling. The loss Avas partly  covered by insurance.  H. C. Pollock, - Superintendent of  the Kingston, has the honor of receiving the first Wireless message to arrive in Hedley. It Avas dispatched by  the United Wireless operator on board  the steamer Iroquois, for Mi-. F. M.  Wells Avho was the sender. The message  found its Avay inland via C. P. R. telegraph to Kamloops and telephone to  Hedley. Possibly the day is not. fat-  distant Avhen United ^Vireless Avill  have a station on Climax bluff, connected by phone AA'ith an office in  town.  Mr. F. M. "Wells, formerly Superintendent of the Kingston mine came in  oh Saturday evening last and went  out yesterday. Mr. Wells spent last  summer up north in the Cariboo country, where he was very much impressed with indications,and willinvestigate  Seattle, Wash., Jan. 22.���������(Special);  ���������George H. Parker, senior director of  the United Wireless Telegraph Company, and who has just returned from  the annual meeting of the company/ in  NeAV York; announces that, his concern pians to spend more than a  million dollars this year in establishing a chcxin of inland wireless stations  throughout. the United States ,and  CariaclaJ'*  The largest order ever placed for  Avireless instrutiients has been given to  the company's factories in Seattle and  Jersey City. Four hundred and  twenty-five sets have been ordered  manufactured immediately. To manufacture, erect, and establish the plants  it Avill cost $1,000,000. ...-.'  Mo,st of the stations will be of one  and two kilowatt capacity Avith a  range of from oue'..hundred to three  hundred miles. "Sonic high power-  stations will be erected for long distance work. These'will have a capacity e:>f five to twenty kilowatts and  will be able to transmit.aerograms in  a radius of 500 to 2,000 miles over land  anel from 1,000 to 3,000 miles by sea.  It is the plan of the United company  to erect stations not only in, the states  east of the Mississippi River, but also  through the western states until a  complete chain of intercommunicating  wireless stations has been established.  All the important.commercial, manufacturing and mining centres of the  United States and southern Canada  will then be able to send aerograms,  regardless   of   wind    and    Aveather.  London.Feb, 16.���������An attempt e>f the  suffragettes te> "storm?- parliament by  airship���������failecl ignpiniiiiously today,the  peifidious airship heading for Hollo-  way jail instead e>f the house of parliament.  * Great seenecy, has bee-u maintained  in regard to the preparations fen- this  daring enteiprjse, so that when the  airship appeared above the heads eif  the"? legislator^ their surprise might be  all the greater to see. ou the gasbag  printed the wends, "Vote for weunen,"  while 40-1'oot streamei.s, bearing Amnions inscriptions, floated in the wind.  Miss Matters, one of the heioine-s of  the "chain-anel-grille" incident in the'  house of comnijons, was to occupy the  airship, accompanied by an experienced aeronaut, who Avould guide, the  vessel and halt it over the house of  parliament.  When it was halted Miss Matters,  armed Avith a megaphone, was to  shout down Avoids of defiance at the  astounded commoners and shower  down handbills' on their heads. The  airship rose all'right, but it seemed endowed Avith human intelligence of a  pronounced masculine variety, for,  instead, of folloAving the prearranged  course,-.it made a bee-line for Hollo-,  way jail.  The airship, with Miss Matters and  the   aeronaut,    finally   decended   at  Colilsdon, Surrey,   15-miles from  house.of parliament.  and unscientifically that teiday Ave are I dian   Fen*estry   Journal (the   official  the  WHO'S THE DIRTY BIRD ?  Vancouver World  We regret that owing to the fact  that Ave are not aware of the circumstances regarding which a lady correspondent writes us from Hedley, we  are unable to publish her comrnuica-  tion. If the condition of affairs is  such as our correspondent evidently  thinks and describes, it is very much  to be regretted.  THE DUTY OF THE HOUR  Is To Conserve Our  Forest Wealth���������A  National Need.  "We boast that Ave are a young nation We believe that Ave are a strong  nation. We are proud of our material resources throughout the length  and breadth of this vast area Avhich is  entrusted to our care. But as Ave are  a young nation, I fear Ave have a great  many of the faults of youth, and have  been blind to the necessity for thrift  in our forest Avealth just as the 'young  man is extravagant Avith his patrimony. We in Canada have had a  great Avealth committed to our charge.  We have not properly realized its  importance or its veistness. We have  thought that that Avealth was inexhaustible, and [Ave have drawn upon  the bank of our supplies to such an  extent, so   Avastefully,  extravagantly  face to face'Avitli the fact'that our  bank account is almost, at an end.  Country after country has found that  it cemld not go em diaAving upon its  forest icsouices Avithout coming to an  end, and we in Canada, young as* we  are, with the immense-resouices we  have, are face to face with the end of  that account unless, Ave take cate to  husband it and replace it by planting  where necessai y".���������Honourable Svd-  ney Fisher, Minister of Agriculture.  "Soil and Avater are our lichest  treasures, the Avaste of Avhich threatens the very foundations of a commonwealth. The fertility and the stability  of the soil are in closest relation to  Avater conditions, and these again are  most directly dependent on the coneli-  tion of the soil cover." - - "Denude  your soil of its protective forest cover  by axe and repeated fires, expose it to  the Avasting of the wateis, and it aviII  lose its stability and,, change its location���������it actually runs aAvay." - ���������-  "Destroy the 'protective forest coA-er  of the rocky portions of the country  and soon the thin soil is washed off  and the native rock remains���������a stone  desert."���������Dr. B. E. Fernbw, Dean of  the Faculty of Forestry, University of  Toronto. -   '  ��������� '!Wood is just as necessary to us in  this day as a material basis for our  civilization as any other material. If  Ave are to preserve our prosperity, if  Ave are to grow���������and growth is the one  thing that every citizen of Canada and  the United States looks forward to for  his country���������Ave must preserve our  forests."���������Gilford Pinchot, Chief of  the United Stated Forest Service.  The Canadian Forestry Association  stands for a rational solution of the  most important ecomomic problem  now confronting the people ejfjCanada,  and is engaged in a Avoi-k of national  importance, in which every citizen of  every Province and Territoi*y in the  Dominion has a direct interest.  The objects of the Association are to  secure,  1. The exploration of the public domain, so that lands unsuitable for  agricultural purposes may be reserved  for timber production.  2. The preservation of the forests  for their influence on climate, soil, and  Avater supply.  3. The promotion of judicious  methods in dealing Avith forests and  Avoodlands.  .   4..  Tree-planting on the plains, and  on streets and highAvays.  5. Reforestation  Avhere advisable.  6. The collection and dissemination  of information bearing on the forestry  problem in general.  ARE YOU A MEMBER? If you  'are not a member, your membership  is earnestly solicited.: The annual ,fee  is only oue dollar, which entitles you  to a year's subscription for the Cana-  organ of the Assochition) and a.** full  Proceedings of _ the  The life membership  is ten doll.-us.  Applicatmns fen- membership should  be addressed to the Secretary.  Report   of   the  annual meeting,  GENERAL NEWS  The demand for coke is increasing  and in order to meet ib the Ci-oav's  Nest Pass Coal Co. intends to construct a thousand additional coke  OA-ens at Fernie.  The Bank of British Neirth America  has declared a dividend of 30s and a  bonus e>f 10s. a share. The sum of  $100,000 is added to reserve and  $75,000 carried forward.  It is rumored in parliamentary circles at Ottawa that ex-Speaker Sutherland will succeed the late Mr. Justice MacLennan on the supreme court  bench.  An admiralty reserve of 200 acres on  Burrard Inlet, near Barnet, has been  granted to Vancouver City by the  Imperial Government. It will be used  for a quarry to. secure rock for city  streets and for the location of the  police court convict labor detention *  house. '        '���������������������������''���������*  Rev. H. R. Grant, of Fernie, the  original - sky pilot in Ralph Connors'  book of that name, Avon the Corby  trophy in the bonspiel at Cranbrook,  aridMacLean, of McLeod, the Grand  Challenge. *  Hon. Hugh Armstrong delivered his  budget speech in the legislature and  announced that'the profits for the  first year's operations of a government  telephone, in Manitoba were $168,000.  The government has decided to reduce  the 'phone rates by one third.  At Buffalo, N. Y., they pinch a man  $500 for Avatching a cock fight.  The mayor of Aylnier, Ont., died  suddenly Avhile addressing a   meeting.  Sifton and Fisher are Canadian representatives at the conservation convention in Washington,  A colliery explosion at NeAvcastle,  England, killed 110 men out of 147 who  were at \rork in theixiine.  The famous Slocan Star lawsuit has  been decided against Byron W. White  and in favor of the Star Mining and  Milling Co., The Apex question Avas  the point at issue.  Charles Graef, a doctor, in Denver,  Colorado, is before the courts for  holding a baby in lien for a cloctor bill.  A prominent Niagara, fruit-greiwer  says that 90 par cemt of the Ontario  peach crop for 1909 is already destroyed by frost killing the.fruit buds.  ADVERTISE IN THE GAZETTE ���������������������������*���������'������ f-'l  >!(  *^F^byiNc'lA;L LEt^^r^lTURE-  '..','��������� Continued fiom Pace One  f Hon. F. J. Fulton moved the second  reading of the Water Clauses Act and  went fully into the abuses it was intended to' correct. 'Regarding "the  necessity of using , water in order to  maintain right to it, he said:  "In dealing with the Act, I may perhaps  start Avith   the statement that  the   main    principle  underlying  this  proposed   Bill    is  that the  right to  Avater sliall depend upon its  beneficial  use.      The  principle  is not ,new altogether.    It was established  by  the  Act of 1897, but ti)  my  mind  in   that  Ae:t it did not go far enough.    In that  Act- provision -"is made whereby all re-  corels   issued  subseqiierit. to ISO" are  liable   to   be  cancelled  or cut   denvn  whore the weitesr is not being used, but  all ..records issued   prior to  that date  , Avere   left without this provision.    I  propose to speak   more fully on  this  Avhen I cohie, to part 3 of the Act.    Oil  the main principle, that the right to  water shall depend on  its  beneficial  use, I think not  only , the. House but  the whole Province will   agree."-'. It  does not  seem to me that it'would  be right to alloAV any individual or  corporation   to acquire the right to  large   quantities   of  water  and  not  use it.    It is just as bad as if any  one,  if it were possible to do so, could get  th6 right t:>   and deprive  the public  ol the use of air;'   Avhich is someAvhat  more essential to mankind than water  is, but still public feeling  would not  allow one any  more than   the other.  In this act that   is  the   underlying  principle so far as the right to the use  of water is concerned. . .  PENTICTON'S NEW COUNCIL  THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   FEBRUARY 25, 1909.  s'v.v'-.1'.- A-.^t).."yi^ tw M."tv���������'.'������'.'���������,J "i'^J^i^i'i  !  <u-  ' I .* ; - '-,  ..,:  i-    '>���������  ,1/'  When you can get a good lot on the best residential streets  at from $200 to $250 on easy terms of payment.  Now, during the quiet months, you might be building a  small house for yourself without much outlay.  Gall in and see what we can do for you.  An Observer's View of Some of the Cares  That Beset Town Daddies.  Instead of sending you the usual  string of Tit-Bit*, this Aveek, I thought  a change from my usual mode of procedure Avould perhaps preive more interesting so I nave embodied my neAvs  items in the form of a letter.  In the first phice I may as well state  that I have nothing very startling to  report. Things are so very quiet here  at present that you can almost hear  yourself think, that is, if one is in the  habit of thinking.  Having nothing else to do and there  being.no either excitement, even in the  shape of a fire or a dog fight in town,  last Thursday evening I betook myself to the council chambers and interested myself in the proceedings of  the new council.  The first question to come up was  that of lighting the toAvn and the  clerk read an offer from the Kelmvna  council to supply Penticton Avith the  six gasoline lamps Avhich had been  used in lighting that city previous  to the instillation of electric light.  As the price viz $25 per lamp seemed  very reasonable councillor' Murk, who.  is an authority on lights of this kind,  Avas elected to investigate matters and  report progress as early at possible.  Before the ceiu'ncil had quite finished  with the lighting question, in came a  delegate from the'local Beiard of Trade  with a petition to. the corporation to  grant the sum of anyAvliere from a  hundred   and   fifty  to  two hundred  dollars for  the purpose of having a  folder ���������  printed    Avith     photographic  views on and a, full description of the  advantages to lie  obtained as a resident   here.   If there is anything left  ���������   over after having the   folders printed  I  hear the Board of Trade   intends  using  it em  a stand at the  Alaska-  Yukon-Pacific Exposition.    After the  council had  duly  deliberated  on  this  question fen- at least five   minutes  the  chairman of the  Finance  Committee  intimated to the1 Reeve that he would  like, to find out lunv the treasury stood  before.! the council did  anything rash.  The Reeve  then  thanked the delegate for'the tremble he had'taken  and  asked him  to call  again,  Avhen   they  knew where they stoeid financially.  The ne-xt item on the list was a cool  request from the: School  Trustees for  the; sum  of  five-  thousand   dollars  to  meet 19';9 expenses.    When  the clerk  read this out, three of the council had a  fit and the reeve and remaining member looked so shocked  tha.t I retired  knowing very well that no more business would be*   transacted   that evening.     I    heard  afterwards    that  the  corporation having found   such a lot  of    things   nee-ding   their   attention,  have decided to meet twice a week  in  future.  To-night there is a ball, the proceeds  understaad ar e to be handed over to  the fire brigade.  This department sh-mld not be dependent on public charity any   longer  RH. FRENCH  Secretary and flanager;  lie..  HEBLEY, B.C.  *W***m1&mx^^  i  ae  ae  ae  ae  *  ae  I  I  I  I  ae  ae  ae  ae  ae-  *?  -T-  WHEN YOU HANKER FOR  Fresh Beef,  Cured Meats,  Pork or Mutton  Fish or Pqultry  GEO. KIRBY, nanager.  CALL UP F>HOrVE No. 3-  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  to XE1D)M������NP  9   -   H������ JBntetar  Liberal Policy Conditions-  Generous Cash and   Paid-up  Values.  Automatically Extended Insurance.  COMPANIES'WINDING   UP ACT.  (2).  and Efficient  Progressive  Management-  Low Expenses and.Growing  -   Business.  Well and Profitably Invested Funds.  Favorable   Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to Policyholders.  A   POLICY   IN THIS   COfl-  PANY PAYS  You are invited to join its  ever-expanding household, to  become a partner in its eyer-  groAvlng business, and tei share  equitably in all its benefits.  Full Information from Head  Office, Waterloo, Ont., or from :  William J. Twiss  MANAGER.  Fee Block,    -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A. HEQRAW, Local Agent.  Thc"NE\VFAIRVIEAVCORPORATION,Ltd"  (In "Voluntary Liquidation)  *M*0TICE is hereby given that a General  ���������" Mcetinj? of the Shareholders of the above  Company will be hold on Monday, 1st day of  March, 1909, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at  the office of the company, "Stemwinder Mine",  Fairview, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia,  for the purpose of receiving an account of  Winding-up proceedings."  Dated at Fairview, Okanagan Valley, B. C.  this 1st day of Feb., 100$).   I  HENRY LEE,  1-5 Liquidator.  First  Class in Every  Respect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Princeton  Stage  Line.  KEREHEOS,  B. C.  NOTICE.  *[O*0TICEis hereby given that thirty days  *���������* after date, I, Hugh Cameron, of Camp  McKinney, B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial, police, F. S. Hussy, of  Victoria, for a retail liquor licence for the  Camp McKinney Hotel, located at Camp McKinney, B. C.  HUGH CAMERON.  Camp McKinney, B. B. Jan 10th. 1909.      -1-5  the great Scotch comedian, will  .not be in Canada this year, but he  may be heard on the Victor Gram-o-phone and in your  own^ home. The following Lauder selections are  particularly fine :  ���������'������������������ E  NOTICE  .Certificate of Improvements.  "EAGLE'S NEST" No. 'I, Mineral Claim, .situate in the Osoyoos Mining Division of  Yale District. Where located; Camp  Hedley. ���������  -"TAKE   NOTICE that  52001���������I've Somethinginthe  Bottle  7 for the Morniner.  <      52002���������I Love a Lassie.  52003���������Stop Vour Tickling, Jock.  52008-Tobermory.  52009 -Killiecrankie.;  58001��������� The Wedding of Sanely McNab. ;f  The first five selections are 75c each and the last one $1.25. %  Send for complete catalogue���������free. .  ���������B?*v������*N?.R-''?^M^  UHwmitfi ih iifi 'wsm^2 J   BBHHsran  MONTREAL.  .-- -   I, Ainsloy Mcgraw,  F. M. C, No. B79392. agent for Thomas  Brudshaw, Free Miner's Certificate No. B79311,  "ntend, sixty "days from  the flute hereof,   to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  or Improvements for tho purpose of obt  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, uneler  section 37, must bo commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of February, A. D., 1909.  5-10 A. MEGRAW.  but should at once be taken over by  the municipality and supported by it.  . I have information 'which leads roe  to believe that the Provincial govern-  mentintendtobuiida bridge across the  mouth of Okanagan River this year  also connecting it with road to Summer-land. If this is done it will save  quite four miles 'betAveen the latter-  place and Penticton.  At a largely attended meeting of  the Nelson Board of Trade, held last  Thursday, a strongly Avoided resolution Avas passed, asking the Dominion Government to place a duty of  $2.00 per thousand on fir, cedar,  spruce, lurch and pine lumber coming  into Canada and also an impost on  shingles. j"     ���������'  f?  ADVERTISE   IN  THE   GAZETTE!  life moV "urj^ncl he&igns.tf Zinc ���������icV  in������,"rtrilftene8 en Zinc er (fopper^-v  ���������>ur ������0rk is -di-ictty firaf'cWs^-ef  *3Jur prices areloajer far tffe some-,  gua% of ^ronrk lfian iiieafrwe. v? # -fi  JEWi take eur (DDrS for ii y?v? 3entl ug a  trial Brberifi* (die p"ia!e3 prove it v?**,t������^  :&tmtfflpjbfaiJfeium4������C:  ���������'ts  I  I  >M  ���������;i  ml  m  -\ M  ii:  #i


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