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 AND SIMILKMMEEM ADVERTISER.  ,. ^ UtdW-nil,  Oria  Volume IX.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY; FEBRUARY 20. 1913.  Number 7.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Bi.ocic  PENTICTON,       -      -       B. C������  KINGSTON  BONDED  Quebec People Give Another  Option and Bond to  A. B. Clabon  R. W. DEANS  Notary Public Real Estate  Ranches,  Properties,   "Mines, Timber,  Water Powers  Upper Trout Creek, Balcomo P. O. B.C.  XT. Thompson i-uoxk sbvmouk f>!ill  MGlt. WKSTHKX CAN'AU.l  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Olliees and Warehouse. SiT-'iH Heatly Street  Vancouver, B. C.  PAYMENTS EARLY AND OFTEN  Work Terms Along Much the Same  Lines as Option Held by Brooks���������  Shipments of Ore to be Permitted but  no Specified Amount of Work Exacted.  Grand Union  HoteI______  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  ���������"Hedley   Timers'    and    nillmen's  Union, No. 161, W. F. of M.  Regular meetings of the Hedley Local, No.  101 are held on the first and third "Wednesday  in the month in Fraternity hall and the second  and fourth Wednesday at the X. P. Mine  O. M. Stkvkns T. K. Wn.ucv  President Fin-Secretary.  _.:        A;F.:&;AvJtt.^  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 43. A. F. & A. M.,  arc held on tho second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially in vited to attend.  &2  S. E. HAniLTON,  W.M  H. D. BARNES  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local Camp meets in  Fraternity Hall the first and  third'Thursdays in the month'  R. ,T. COKKIGA.V  Counsel  H. G.  FKEE.MA.V  Clerk.  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1741 are held..on  the third Monday in every  tS^i"Si������*ili'^montn in Fraternity Hall. Visit"  ing brcthern arc cordially invited to attend.  H. J. JONES. XV. M.  G. H. TURNER. Sect.  DR. J. L.   MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  to 14th of each month.  Office  on North   Main   Street.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL ENGINEER and BRITISH  COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building Princeton  HILLIARD'S  BARBER     SHOP  KOI' AN EASY SHAVE  HOT tc COLD BATHS  Next door north of Grand Union Hotel  W. H.  T.  GAHAN  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  MONEY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B. C.  E. E. Burr  General   Blacksmith  Hedley, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting'done.  Newts has reached Hedley of a deal  for the Kingston and although a good  deal of rumor surrounds the street  yarns concerning it the grounds for  the story that have been gleaned by  the Gazette are of so authentic a  character and go sufficiently into  detail to permit of no doubt as to it  genuineness. The bond that has been  given by the owners in Quebec'is now  held by A. B. Clabon of Vancouver  who is well known to the older residents ol* the camp and whose former  connection with Camp Hedley also  happens to have been with this same  property.  The price and the terms both bear  evidence of the fact that the bondholder has found the Quebec people an  easy mark, and the whole deal sounds  more like the kind of bargain that the  prospectors negotiated with buyers  fifteen or twenty years ago than tlie  kind'of .contract usually recognized  nowadays when mining wa������" supposed  to have become''" more of a business  transaction aud loss of hit or miss  shake of the dice box. The price is  the low figure of $125,000 which makes  ducks and drakes of the holdings of  the poor beggars who seven years ago  bought" their "stock at 25 .cents'*per-  share. The bond carries the immediate payment of the magnificent sum  of $500 with another payment of  $4,000 in six months, $10,000 at the  end of the year and the balance in  quarterly instalments thereafter on an  ascending scale with a final payment  of $50,000 at the end of two years.  The working conditions to which  most prospectors always attach a great  deal of importance appear to have  been of secondary consideration. Prom  information to hand it would be misleading to "say that we were in ignorance of what they were for there is  good authority for saying that they  are about as those obtaining under the  Brookes option, and it was generally  understood that they were almost nil.  They provided, however, for shipment  of ore which the bond-holder was  privileged to make so long as he gave  the vendor one third of the net proceeds which were to count as so much  paid in the purchase price of the  property.  If these then are the conditions of  the present deal, Mr. Clabon is to be  congratulated on the bargain he has  been able to drive. It is to be presumed that with the property he will  also get the. charter of the old Kingston  company, which he may use or not as  may prove convenient.  The Kingston Gold Copper Alining  Co. was capitalized at $1,000,000 and it  is said that about 800,000 one dollar  shares have been issued to the public.  In case the course pursued, providing  the deal is consumated, should be that  of closing out and disincorporating the  old company on the basis of the  valuation obtained, the amount left  for distribution after commissions and  other outstanding obligations are discharged, will net stockholders somewhere less than 15c per share for their  stock.  But while Mr. Clabon is to be congratulated on the job he has made of  working the Quebeckers he is still  more to be congratulated on the property hegets at this easy consideration,  lie has had ample opportunity to  learn something of the merits of the  property during his former-connection  with the Kingston and we are safe in  saying that the development that has  been done since his former connection  with it, has shown up ton times the  value that was known at the time he  left it.    In fact so far as financing the  enough to do it by deduction alone  without tho very desirable aid of  development.  Details of the property with statement of development done and results  obtained have been given time and  again in these column!:, and if the  write-ups wore all collect-id they would  make a fair sized book is.-, themselves.  Nevertheless it- is an undeniable fact  that not half has yet bi-en told, and  even while the property has been"  lying idle the whole situation in the  camp has undergone so great a change  that the prospects of the Kingston five  years ago and what they are to-day  ase no more to be compared than a  wheelbarrow is to a Wagner coach.  Is it any wonder then that local  patience has become so. thoroughly  exhausted and disgusted .with the Kip  Van   Winkles   who' have   slumbered  ���������PROVINCIAL  LEGISLATURE  More Important Railway  Legislation  over the property all these years ?   -Oi   IT IS UP TO B.C.  This Province Greatest Hopefor Empire's  Timber Supply���������-Will It Be Preserved ?  A   letter has   been   received at   tho  For.est Branch from a noted professor  in the University of Edinburgh,   Scotland, who is desirous of having  a full  full set of   photographs  and   lantern  slides to illustrate a course of   lectures  in Forest Administration in   the principal   countries   of   the   world.     The  young men in l������ui ope  who are going  into   forestry    work     are    becoming  deeply interested in  the  development  of   forest   policy-', hi'-Canada," and in  particular in'iBritish; .Columbia,- which  contains half the timber in the  whole  Dominion. ;7 There -is   ho   doubt  that  within a short "time this province  will  he the principal source of timber within the Empire, and as   protective and  other -measures    are    advanced    the  system of administration will  partake  of   the   thoroughness  seen  in   India,  where, since the   inauguration   of  the  Forest Service by Sir"Tneirich Brandis  a marvellous   system   has   made  tree  crop production an   advanced  science.  There was expended in India last year  about $5,000,000, but this was returned  with  $3,000,000  profit.    The   expenditure in British Columbia   last  year on  Provincial forests was about $280,000,  or one eighteenth of the amount spent  in   India,   while   the   returns   to   the  Crown  wero $2,S00,0()0.    British  Columbia's forests are   likely  to  produce  (i!x millions annual   revenue, according  to Mr. Benedict of the Forest Branch.  The realization of the importance of  British Columbia forests to the British  Empire is  spreading   through   all   the  homeland and the colonies, and augurs  well   for   future   prosperity    of    this  province.   ���������   SCOTT REACHED POLE  TWO RESOLUTIONS PASSED  Legislature  Pays Tribute to Memory of  Member of Intrepid Antarctic Explorers  -And   Backs Up  Britain's  Stand  on  Panama Canal Tolls.  (Special Correspondence to the Gazette)  But Gave His Life in the Attempt-  Companions Share Fate  Ca'pt. Robert F. Scott the Antarctic  explorer who had gone in search of the  south polo leached the goal on Jan.  19th, 1912, and perished a month later  in making his way hack. There-wore  four in the party who made the final  dash for the polo and all perished in a  fierce blizzard or succession of blizzards  which lasted for almost the entire  month. One of the four who was  taken very ill and delayed them considerably was the cause of the loss of  the entire party.  All the records of the expedition  havo been saved but the bodies of the  dead explorers were left where they  perished as no good purpose would be  served by bringing tho remains out.  TRAINS IN SPRING  Service Between   Port Mann and Hope  on Canadian Northern  Mr. W. G. Swan, divisional engineer  of the Canadian Northern Pacific  Railway Company, states that the  company's terminals at New "Westminster will cost about $3,000,000, of  which approximately $2,000,000 has  already been spent for right of way.  Mr. Swan states that work on the  Lulu Island line would commence by  March 1 and work in Vancouver will  follow shortly. The company's line  into Hope will be completed by March  1 and a local service between Port  proposition is concerned under the I Mann and Hope started early in the  bond   he   holds   there   is   now    data' spring.  Victoria, B.C.���������Tho act to aid the  Canadian Northern Pacific Railway,  which was introduced in the House on  Thursday by the Premier, calls for a  government guarantee of ton million  dollars worth of bonds wliich mature  in April 1950, the chargeable rate of  interest being four and one half percent, payable half-yearly.  In return for the guarantee the corporation render deeds of trust or first  mortgages on their terminals at Port  Mann, Vancouver, New Westminster,  tho tunnel and approaches at Victoria,  at Stevcston, and at Union Bay on  Vancouver Island. The mateiials and  supplies used in and about the construction of the terminals to be  procured within the provincoof British  Columbia, and from manufacturers,  merchants and dealers located and  carrying on business in the province,  providing it is possible, to do so. Provision is also made 'for'-"'government  audits of the accounts of the company  at all times during the tenure of the  agreement. .  In a masterly speech which accompanied the introduction of the bill Sir  Richard outlined the railway policy  which-the ^government' hud pursued,  and dwelt upon the. 'manner in which  the railway terminals in Victoria had  been secured by the settlement of the  Songhees Reserve difficulty. The Administration he said had been severely  criticized by a few individuals for the  expenditure wliich had been necessary  to effect this settlement.  In tho clear concise eloquence for  which the Premier excels ho pointed  out the benefits which had resulted  to tho city of Victoria from the culmination of this question which had  dragged along for years. The land  acquired, for instance, would not  provide terminal facilities for the  Canadian Northern Pacific alone, but  would, because it -was owned by tlie  government, he thrown open to every  bona fide transportation company that  wished to come in. He could not think  the amount paid Mr. Matson, of  $7.*5,000, to effect this settlement had  been excessive in view of the fact that  assets making a net gain of approximately $5,000,000 has been secured in  return. In his mind it had been good  business, a bargain that the people and  the government should be proud of.  Sir Richard commented upon the  proposed and already contructed  systems of the C. N. R. in British Columbia, emphasizing their importance  in the development of the interior as  well as their influence in taking care  of the trade of the coast cities.  Mr. Parker Williams, the opposition  leader, moved the adjournment of the  debate.  Advices have been received by the  Premier from Ottawa to the effect that  an order-in-council has been passed for  tho appointment of a special commission to investigate the question of  special financial terms to the province  of British Columbia at tho hands of  the Federal authorities. The appointment of an Indian commission to  administer difficulties and disputes  brought forward by the aboriginal  tribes of the province has also been  announced and the identity of the  commission it is expected will soon be  made public.  In honor of Captain Scott, the  martyr of scientific endeavor, the  dauntless explorer who died heroically  in the bloodless cold of the antarctic  circle, a resolution of regret moved by  the Premier and seconded by Mr.  Parker Williams was passed immediately after the convention of the  House on Tuesday.  Painting  with   firm    sure    sincere  language the probable scene that had  taken place in that w'ldcrness of ice.  Sir Richard expressed his pride at  being a countryman of the man who  had faced death so fearlessly and with  reverent pathos he touched upon the  sacrifice made by the-member of tho  party, who, in order that his companions might not be hampered by him in  his crippled condition, wi-nt out from  the safety "f the hut one night and to'  the requiem -of a. shrieking blizzard  passed into the beyond, thus prolonging the lives of his companions.  The resolution is the first measure  brought forward ,by the government  during the present session which the  opposition leader, Mr. Williams, has  concurred in and a copy of it. will be  forwarded to the widow of the hero  Captain.  Another importantrcsolution passed  in the house on Tuesday was one  which dealt also with an extra-  provincial matter. This expressed the  stand of the government in relation to  the attitude which the. United States  govern ment. had taken on the Hay-  Pauncefoto treaty of 1901.  The resolution read as follows :���������  Whereas according to the provisions  of tho Hay-Pauncefote treaty of 1901,  as expressed in rule 1 clause 8, it was  agreed by the United States of  America that the Panama Canal  should be open to the ships of all  nations upon terms of perfectequality.  And whereas, by act of Congress,  passed in 1912, vessels owned by the  United States and engaged in coastwise trade are to be exempt from  canal dues.  ��������� AncL whereas such discrimination  would obviously operate to the disadvantage of British vessels engaged'  in the carrying trade on the Pacific  coast.  And whereas in .July 1912 the British  Government entered a protest against'  the preferences granted by said act of  Congress to American vessels, and'  again in .-November of the same year  renewed the protest and requested  failing other means of settlement that  the question should be referred for  arbitration to the Hague Tribunal in  accordance with the provisions of a  treaty with the United States in 190S.  Therefore be it resolved, that this  Legislature views with great satisfaction the attitude assumed by His  Majesty's Secretary for Foreign  Affairs in upholding the rights of  British and Canadian shipping in the  use. of tho Panama Canal, and expresses ��������� the sincere hope that the  negotiations which have been undertaken may speedily result in a just and  amicable settlement being reached.  Second readings of the respective,  bills to incorporate the cities of Pore  Moody and Coqm'tlam were secured  by Mr. Manson, tho member for  Dewdney, on Wednesday.  Hon. Mr. Ross whom Mr. Parker  Williams alleges is the champion long  distance speaker of the world, delivered another very eloquent speech in the  house on Monday, as an accompaniment to his motion for the second  reading of the hill to amend the  Forest Act.  Mr. Ross pointed out that so excellent had been the legislation in vogue  in British Columbia in respect to the  government of the lumber industry  that many of the cither provinces had  been copying it. It had called forth  universal praise in fact, and its  features for the protection of forests  from fire and from depletion by other  means were most admirable.  The [Minister- of Lands referred to  the difficulty in procuring skilled and  experienced men for his department,  and answered criticisms to tho effect  that he had employed Americans by  proving that only two Americans held  situations on the staff, which numbered several hundred.  GENERAL NEWS  Tho division on the naval.resolution  took place in the House of Commons  on Thursday and passed by a. majority  of 17. Col. H. H. McLean, a New  Brunswick Liberal, vote"!! with the  Government.  Hon. Geo. E. Foster was banquetted  in Vancouver on Saturday night last  on his way to Australia to negotiate a  trade agreement with the governments  of Australia and New Zealand. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE   FEB 20. 1913.'  "^ *  ������&R*$  ������  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Issued on Thursdays, by the Hkdi.ev G .*.���������/. with  Pkinting and Puiii.issuing Coiu-.wv.  I.i.mitki).  at. Hedlev. ii. C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year...........; ,,.:  &���������<������'���������  "   (tlnited Stalcsl.. '.'-'.o0  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 1"_ lines to the inch.  Land Notices*"=k'ortille.ites or improvement, etc.  .$7.0(1 for (iO-day notices, and ������5.00 for 'in-day  notices. ,  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each -subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents per lino for first insertion and a  .cents per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  ���������Changes for contract advertisements should  be in the ollico by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For change.* oftcner than once a month  the price of composition will be charged at  regular rates.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  ������1.25; over 1 inch and up to I inches, hi.00  per inch per niontb. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  - application, rates,\>r111 be given of reduced  charges, based on si/.c of space and length  of time.  A. MEGRAW. Managing h-ditor.  interests ol" the mining industry at  heart should constantly have in view  ami until a healthy sentiment of this  kind is fostered in our midst a huge  amount of capital wliich could ho  obtained for development of the natural resources of tlie province will be  witlii-ld and wisely witheld by those*  who have only to look about-them to  see that,little or no protection is afforded 'them if they want to invest in  mining stocks.  METEOROLOGICAL.  Full Moon  '20  Last tiunr.  1913  FEB  Now "Moon  li  First quar.         U.  1913  Sun. Mon.-Tues. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.]  ��������� )  3  -1  5,  G  7  s  9  10  11  12  13  14  L*5  16  17  IS  19  20  21  22  23  24  ���������2,r.  20  27  2S  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Feb. 15, 1913:  AT  THE   MINK.  Maximum "Minimum.  Feb    9 . 21        .. "' ���������       13  10 '.,.'. 32        ...   ���������   '."-,-  3  11 ..33        .. 10   ,  12 -.'. 37        .. 25  13 -. 37 .. .24  11 .. 35- .. 27  15 -   ���������   '.. 4.0 ���������-....'   .    ,31  Average maximum temperature 34.  Average, niiiiiinuin do 19.71  Mean temperature 20.S5  Rainfall for the. week  Snowfall    ��������� ��������� "   ,    "  .00 inches.  0.0  COHKISSI'O.N'DI.KG   WKIOIC  of.  LAST  VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 42.  A.verage .maximum do  Lowest minimum do  Averatce minimum. do  Mean - do  30.14  15.  23.2S  20.71  AT  THIS   MILL.  Maximum  27 .  2s    :  25  20  31 .       .  20 .  37 .  Minimum  (5  2  10  12  10  10  21  In view  of the many   things   which  have   occurred   to   give    the   mining  industry a black   eye'  it   is 'time.:��������� that  some definite action   wero  taken.     In'  eastern Canada  much   of  the  success,  which has attended operations in  the,  Cobalt and Porcupine camps  has been  due to tin* ��������� efforts . of  the   milling  exchanges which made it  their business  ���������to exercise some oversight  in   connection with  now flotations   and see that  " concerns wliich  were disposed  to misrepresent   in   their   prospectuses and  advertisements    were   properly  dealt  with.     Vancouver  has  a   mining  exchange  but  nevertheless   the  rankest  outsiders have been able to go in there  with the.  most ridiculous  statements  ami small investors who  should   have  had some protection were   mercilessly  fleeced, out of their  hard  earned savings.     The  Steamboat  fiasco  of  two  "'years ago did not reflect  much  credit  on the   Vancouver mining  exchanges,  some of the   members  of  whom  were  'right into   tho game  with  the  other  exploiters.      And   again   we have had  another   example   recently    when    a  properey that was worth fifty Steamboats   was made ridiculous   by a practically unknown a d venturer   and not  a finger was  raised   by any  mining  exchange   to give the public  warning.  Had  it not   been    that   there   w-.is   a  newspaper in Vancouver imbued with  a sufficient sense of  its  responsibility  to the public  to do  a little  investigation on its own account and to act on  the information  obtained, the  individual would have got oil* with  a  much  larger-amount of swag  than ho did.  "What is needed  is  that local  mining  evchanges should   purge    their   own  ranks   of   members    who   have   any  sympathy with get-rich-quick men  or  their methods, and that they work  in  conjunction with the newspapers and  with the  Mines  Depatment   and the  Department   of Justice,   as    the   exchanges  in  Toronto  wore   known   to  do, and whenever  any of these adventurers  appear- on   the scene,  lose  no  time   in   placing   them    where   they  ought to be.    Of the millions  that are  paid yearly in dividends from Cobalt  camp   a most pleasing feature of the  situation  is that a large percentage of  it goes to the small  stockholders  who  havo invested their savings in rolinble  Feb <l  10  11  12  13  14  :"1.*5     ,,    -.  Average maximum temperature. 20.12  Average minimum do 13.57  Mean do 21.-H1  Rainfall for the week     .00    inches  Snowfall        0.0  COUKKSI-OXDING  WKKICOK  LAST  VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 4S.  Average do do 37.42  Lowest minimum do   .       26.  Average do   ' do 29.57  Mean do 33.40  Similkameen Notes  We are pleased to say that'Evelyn  Elton, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs  Elton, is now well on the way to recovery after being laid up for over a  month.'"'Doctor-and "Mrs. Sinistra  'were in attendance.  Miss Mabel Manery received a kick  from one of the colts running in the  yard, which might easily have been  more serious, as it is her shoulder is  quite painful.  Rev. Mr. McKe.nzie and Mrs. Mc-  Konzie drove to Similkameen on Sunday afternoon. There was a good  number out to hoar Mr. McKeiv/.ie  preach and his remarks were listened  to attentively and were.highly appreciated by the congregation.  Messrs. Arthur and Albert Mattice  of Koreineos were visiting in tho lower  Similkameen on Sunday last.  ���������     .  The attendance at the Similkameen  ���������school has increased very much of late  and wo think we shall soon have to  build a new schoolhouse as every seat  is now occupied.  E. M. Crooker, W. (inlander and  D. McCurdy went up to Keremeos on  Fiiday evening, 14th inst. to attend  meeting of L.O.L. No. 1770, when a  very interesting meeting was hold,  Three young mensent in their applications for admission. The applications  wore handed to the committee for investigation. After the close of lodge,  tho scarlet chapter was opened when  one candidate was advanced to this  sublime degree and officers were elected and installed for the ensuing year.  stocks and not all of it into the coffers  of the huge capitalists as is too frequently the case here in this province.  That is the end which all mining exchanges and those  who have the best  ROYAL CITY ENTERTAINS  ROADMAKERS  An interesting visit was paid by the  annual convention of the B.C. Road  Superintendents to New Westminster,  the city founded by the original sappers and miners in 1850. The visitors  were, much impressed by the paving  and other street improvements in the  city and spent a profitable day visiting  the Asylum Colony farm, listening to  expert addresses and being entertained  at dinner by the city council.  A well reasoned plea for civic planning was "made by Mr. J. W. Blackman,  the city engineer- of New Westminster,  who showed what great opportunities  were being missed in the west, of  building beautiful cities to make the  the most of their beautiful surroundings.  BANK CLEARINGS  The Dominion bank clearings for the  week ending Feb. 13 and the comparisons for tlie corresponding week last  year are:  1913 1912  . $53,191,475 $-12,7(11,522  ..  4i;9l(l,839   3.-*,()79,022  .  24,9S9,S05   22,(500,187  . -11,720.(178    10,(102,790  ..    5,012,110  ,.    3,1-1-1.051  .    3,(i()l-,9(i9  .    3,139,771  .    2,9S3,K52  .    3,530,837  1,7-15,300  .    5,73] ,010  .    1,82*1.130  .     1,434,193  ..'. 1,505.253  .    1,030, ISO  9] 4, i i35  .        K*0,033  47O.7S0  020,402  522,925  Montreal   .  Toronto   .......  Winnipeg   .....  Vancouver .   ...  Calgary   ."...',..  Ottawa-.".:.   .-...  Edmonton    . .   .  Victoria   .......  Hamilton  Quebec.   Saskatoon   .-....  Region.'   Halifax    ......  St. John .7 .....  London    ........  Moosepiw ' ..-.'..  Ft. William  ."..  Lethbridge.....  Brandon.. ...   .  Brantford   .'...-.-  N. Westminster  4,235,705  3*8()<),87S  4.120,-132  2,951,180  2,310,190  2,200,102  1,558,71-1  1,713,3-11  1,500,062  1,403.002  1,429,937  1)00,(1(50  ���������150,S12  518,-117  ���������/35,070  -178,558  Welsh disestablishment is rejected  by' the. House of Lords.  Madeio hasbeen I'oic -il to resign in  Mexico and Diaz'son has avenged his  falhi-i's deposition.  The Pacific and .Great Kastern is to  be completed in two years.  The local Legislature is likely 'to  prorogue on Saturday, March 1st.  Laying The  Corner=Stone  Tlie first deposit, with which you begin a Savings  Account, is as important an event as the laying  of the corner-stone of it fine building. You are  laying the cornei'-stone of your position in the  world, of your circle ot* business acquaintance, of  eventual success.  The Bank of British North America  77    YEARS    IN    BUSINESS  CAPITAL AND RESERVE OVER $7,600,000  Hedley Branch,  H. H. Hobbs, Manager  (mi&JD't  me.  DYOLA  pEDYE^ALLKlNDS������rcooos|  It's the CLEANEST, SIMPLEST, and BEST HOME  DYE, one can buy--Why you don't even have to  know what KIND of Cloth your Goods are made  of.���������So Mistakes arc Impossible.  Send for Free Color Card, Story  Booklet, and  Booklet Riving results of Dyeing over other colors.  The JOHNSON-RICHARDSOK CO.. Limited,     ���������  Montreal. Canada.  FVR UIT    TREES  Buy Healthy Home Gro-uvrn TTr-ee-s  No Danger oJ' Importing Pests       No Injury from Fumigation  ' No Drying Out in Course of Shipment  Protect Yourself fc>y Buying Out- Trees  Write for catalogue and Price List to  THE    RIVERSIDE   "NURSERIES  Dept. B. GRAND FORKS, B. C.  Established in 1900 125 AOKISS  Representative:���������\/.  Dynes,  Penticton  N. B.���������We  have   Dwarf  stock iii--JMcIntosh Red,  WesilLhy, Jonathan, Cox's  Orange, Ontario. Northern Spy and Wagonor.  FOR    QUALITY  EVERY   TIME !  rf:.i������,rsi������,;..i!iiiau.ia.,uii������vmmni  JAMS  D   FRUIT  made from  Last Season's Harvest  t  Selected and cf the highest grade.  -P.flL'A6'E  tivefu, feed & Sale Stables  HKDLBY   li. C.  *F A good stock of Horses anil "Rigs"on  Hand.    II Orders for-Teaming  promptly attended to. >  OffiGe of Dominion Express Gompanu.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phono li. IN NIS  B ROS. Proprietors.  Insist on  ���������  % Schubert's Supply Stores $  ��������� HEDLEY and TULAMEEN ���������  We '"guarantee: them to be pure.    X  CHI VERS'JAMS or  DEL MONTE'S FRUITS  Next Time  ���������  -*���������  HOTEL 5IMILKXMEEN'  MEDLEY, B. C.  An Up-to-date   First-Class Hotel  RATES MODERATE  F. J. DOLLEMORE  Proprietor.  *  K  \K  SS  *  K  iSS  :������  <*>  V  te  se  x  te  Plumbing and Heating  Shop corner Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'Murdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work'guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H. DIGNAlif  Practical Workmen " Proprietors  PRINCETON, B. C.  x  !  I  3  1  feM'**''*'**'*'*'**-*'***'*-*'*'*'*'*'*'*^  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate,  Mines,  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under  Land  Act  and  Mineral Aet������  Aiient for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Hay Insurance Co.  Maryland Casualty Co  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  ������������������ ��������� ��������� ��������� ������������������"������������������������ ��������� ��������� ���������*������-������<������~������<*>^^*������*0"������"������ ��������� ���������'��������� <*������"������"������ ^+.^4^  I  ���������  OF   THE  THE  MOTTO  X  MINERAL ACT  Westminter teachers are asking for  higher salaries.  CEIITIFICATE OF1 IMPROVEMENTS  T AST Chance Fraction, Last Chance, Avoca,  i-J Summit, Fraction, Goodvicw Fraction,  Jack Pine, Primrose Fraction, Dcadwood and  Cyelono Fraction Mineral Claims situate in tlie  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District,  Vv here located���������In Camp Hedley.  Take notice that I, Duncan woods, Free  Miner's Certificate No. iOlillB, intend, sixty  days from tho date hereof, to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a certilieato of improvements, for tho purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of tlie above claims.  And further take notieo that action, under  section 87, must bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements..  Dated this asth day of December, 1912.  52-14 DUNCAN WOODS  Lite of Canada  "The Largest Amount of Assurance  for the  Least Possible  Outlay."  The reasons why they can do this are:���������  1. The'Expense Rate of this company is unusually  low���������considerably lower than many other  Canadian Companies.  2. Its Death Rate is remarkably favorable���������being  only about one-half of theamoimt "expected"  and provided for, showing- careful selection  of lives.  _ 3. Its High-Class Investments have been such  that iu the 41 years during which the  Company has been doing business, not one  dollar received from its Policy-holders has  been lost put of the millions invested for  their security.  These conditions produce large profits, and large  profits mean good results to Policy-holders. A policy in  this Company pays.  I  X  W. J. TWISS  Vancouver  Manager for B.C.  A. MEGRAW  Local Agent  ���������<*>&&++ THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   FEB 2 ).  1918.  Towii and District.  The.V. .V. & E. anil the K.V.R. still  li.-tve outstanding engineering difficulties and disputes to settle. To that  end chief engineer ,T. PI. Kennedy was  up the valley last' week and he has  recently been in Hope with K. V. Tt.  engineers ende.-i.voririg to tie up the  two surveys there.  Mr. H. H. ITohhs, manager of the  Bank of B.N.A., is going to get his  holidays and will leave for- Ontario on  a six wei-Ks' trip next wi-ck. He  expects that/Mr. O. P. Dalton of the  Vancouver hranch, who is to relieve  him, will lie in on Monday next or  Tuesday at the farthest,  A little uncertainty was felt as to  safety of Danny McLaughlin who has  riot been seen for about a month or  more and who is thought to be up in  his cabin on the mountain. There, is  no other- house within miles of him'  and the snow is very deep on the  mountain. Constable Sproule was  told ot it and niade arrangeiiients for  John Martin to go in on snowshoes  and see whether he was all right. Less  fear was entertained when it became  known that he was well supplied with  provisions which were hauled up to  his cabin early in the winter.  More men are employed at the  Niekel Plate mine at the present time  than have been working at this time  of the year in any previous year.  The present prayer ��������� plant is being  strained to its very utmost to provide  power to keep all the work'going that  thev now have in hand.  A new cable was taken up the  gravity tram a few days ago and will  replace the one now in use. The  management never take any chances  in running a cable a single day after  there is any ground for suspicion that  it may not be equal to any strain that  may be required of it.  Much ice accumulated in the flume  during the long steady winter weather  that there, has been since winter first  set in early in December, and this was  further accentuated chii-mg*" ttfe"tiT-st  two weeks in February when the  severest weather of the winter was  experienced. So badly filled up with  ice had the .Hume become that a. force,  of men were put on to chop it out and  the mild weather which came in at  the end of last week was most  opportune.  A hard times masquerade carnival  was arranged for Monday night on the  rink but the.mild .weather, made the  ice unfit*to go on and the event had to  be postponed.. If the .temperature  goes down again as promised by  weatherman. Foster the affair will  doubtless come off later.  Hedley hockeyists would be iii  rather poor- shape at present to tackle  any other team. There has nob been  a practice since the match with  Princeton. Another match with  Iveremeos was on the boards for. the  end of last week but the mild weather  and the difficulty of getting the. team  together were both of them live factors  in preventing it coming off.  Frank M. Dallam, sr., is taking a  holiday on the coast and writes of his  tiip to the Oroville Gazette, which is  under the capable management of  Frank M. Dallam, jr., in   his absence.  After unmercifully belaboring the  peripatetic real estate, vendors Col.  Lowery has at last succumbed to the  subtle influence for in the last issue of  the Ledge he announced a hind- boom  shortly in the vicinity of Green wood.  Now is.it to be an urban subdivision,  Colonel ?  When Constable Sproule was in  Kamloops recently he went out to the  Old Men's Home and saw John Ashe  and Herman Zibler. Ashe was in  good health arrd quite contented, but  Zibler was in rather a bad way. He  had recently had a stioke of paralysis  and was quite helpless and his memory  was so far gone that he could scarcely  recognize Mr. Sproule.  Chas. E. Wilson representing , P.  Burns & Co. was in town last week.  During the past . few years he has  made the Vernon branch of the business his headquarters.  Jack Raitor, G. N. R. agent, made a  business trip to Spokane last week.  and   he    was    relieved    by    W.   G.  LIQUOR LICENCE ACT  (SECTION 17)  NOTICE is hereby ffiven that on tho Twenty-  Third day of February next application  will he made to tho .Superintendent of Provincial Police for tlie transfer of the licence for  tho sale of liquor by retail in and upon tho  premises known as tho Groat Northern Hotel,  situate atHcdloy, Provincoof British Columbia  from E. J. Rotherlinni to John Jackson of  British Columbia.  Dated  this twenty-second day of January,  11)13.  li. J. ROTHEKHAM,  Holder of Licence  Diepolder who came herefrom Marcus.  He was expected back the. middle of  this week.  Hurry Tweddle's auto,.with chaffeur  Gordon Pyneatthe throttle, made,the  run up on Sunday. They were so  used to tackling the snowdrifts .between Penticton and Keremeos that  the little bit of snow between here ,-ind  Keremeos did not bother them a whit.  John Jackson took possession of the  Great Northern Hotel on Monday.  Having the old Hackney house under-  h-ase'.as well which",will provide rooms  for many of tho hoarders who would  prefer that to rooms on the upper Hat  of the Great Northern, he will be in  position to accommodate a much  larger trade than was possible in the  New Zealand.  The public should know by, this time  that it is useless to send annonymous  correspondence -to'this paper for it  will not be published. In fact it is not  often that a single word of it will even  be read by the editor beforo it lands in  the waste paper basket, i'or the anonymous signature is enough to damn it  forthwith.. If anybody has any real  greivance that concerns the public and  hasn't sand enough in him to discuss  it over his own signature he should at  least have sense enough to disclose his  identity to the editor. The day is  happily fast passing when any journal  of standing will longer countenance  the methods which have too often  disgraced journalism in the past.  P. H. Parsons, formerly of Olalla, is  now with the B.C. Copper Co. on  Copper Mountain. He went up last  week to begin work.  In the second egg-laying contest  which is now being conducted under  the auspices of the Department of  Agriculture of the British Columbia  Provincial Government and is this  time held at Victoria, the white leghorns have again moved up to their  place at the top. The first month's  lecoid in this second contest shows  pen No. 17 at the head of the list with  111 eggs and every place after that up  to the 11th is also filled by white leghorns when pen No. 2 (Anconas) takes  11th place with -10 eggs. Then follow  white leghorns again for several more  places before anyother breed gets into  the list. Apparently a good..hen, like  a good man, can't be kept down.  ,. From an item appearing in last  week's Star it looks as if some print-  shop is going to get. stung on a  telephone directory .unless everybody  is wary. The Gazette had a narrow  escape in only stipulating for forty  per .cent, advance before the,..work  would be taken in hand. Proper  prudence would have made it at least  eighty-five. 7.      ���������  The rancher who goes  in for  horse  raising would do well to confine openv  tions more to the heavier classes.   The  experience   of   the   ranchers   of    the.  lower valley who bought a high-priced  well-bred coach stallion   a few  years  ago has not; been encouraging.    They  paid $.3600.for him andtat jthe. auction  sale held a couple of weeks ago to  dispose of hiin he was. knocked down  tp  W.   J,   Manery r for,.$375.    When   he  was   bought  there   was   not   another  good   horse   in   the whole district to  breed to, but the  very next year the  country was full  of them.    It is not  the same in   this  country  with   horse  breeding, as   in   the east,  and   brood  mares are  not taken  care of in  the  way   that   farriiers   look   after   their  animals   in    the    eastern    provinces.  Here   they   are   turned; out   on   the  ranges  and  in   breeding, the r-isk all  comes on   the  owner of  the stallion.  Another  thing  that told  against the  success  of the   undertaking was   the  low caste character of the mares being  bred which in   the   majority of  cases  were   cayeuse   pure   simple,  and   the  progeny from a light horse lacked  the  style necessary to bring the price for  that class of horse.    Had  the  stallion  been   a   Clydesdale   or Shire a more  profitable animal would have resulted.  To improve the character of the brood  mares is the first essential.  welcome- visitor in Hedley this week.  Mr. .Beam is still in, quest of another  ,Nickel Folate, but among the various-  properties olfeiing he. has not yet met  one "Which In- was prepared to take up.  When his que^t leacN him anywhere  into the interior ol" British Columbia.  ���������mil he can find a day or two to spare  he never fails to i-ouie around and see  for himself how the property is opening up and get another inspiration to  keep alive the hope of finding another  bonanza. Mr. Beam appeared to be  merely amused when the Gazette introduced I he subject of Mi-. Ross'  manifesto and when he was asked the  diiect questions ,-is to whether he had  seen the manifesto and had seen Mr.  Ross he admitted seeing both. Like  the Gazette Mr. Beam is of the. opinion  that so far as Mr. Ross is concerned  the incident would be better forgotten,  and nothing is to be gained by him in  thus resurecting" it and trying to keep  it alive.  ���������  SEE OUR  ���������  They Are Now  COMING IN  We have already opened up some lines of  LADIES' BLOUSES  HOSIERY     -  HOUSE DRESSES, etc.  ���������  wliich are going-  fast.  Other goods coming in for the next three  or four weeks.  wiiitti Leonoras  Of Quality'  Tlie Kind That Lay and Pay  INVESTIGATE , Winter Hjjg Production in  Princeton. Then send an order for a '" Sctthifr  of-Egffs" or some " Haby Chicks." Try them  yourself. Our pons arc now mated for best  results, and wo can supply you with EffffS or  Chicks in any quantity, .just when you want  them. '��������� -������������������  No. 1 Pen. Per Sitting .?3 ; Baby Chicks, 40c  '    each.  No. 2 Pen, Per Sitting: ������2 ; Baby Chicks, HOc  .-*.   each.- .     ������������������������������������  No. 3 Pen, Per Sitting, $1.50; Baby Chicks, 25c  .   each.-:  We allow.2l> per cent, oil' these- prices for lots  of 100 or over in  egrprs or chicks.   Order early  and ensure e-ood winter layers.  Address���������.- .    ������������������ ,.-  T. C. BROOKE  PRINCETON POULTRY FARM  We   are   showing  exceptional value in  a    special    line     of  ���������  *  ������  *  *  Men's Fine Llama Sox  Regular 50c value      -      3 pairs for $1.00  ���������  .IFo Mo IF it @ini ������Da  4  J',,-,-."...-.^...':-:'    ;���������-,,.   .     ,:..,."<,.   ,      , ,.....,���������.���������,    .   , tl       >?  1;  IN THE. SUPREME COURT OF  BRITISH COLUMBIA  IN PROBATE  IN THE MATTER OF JOHN QUIGLEV  DECEASED  .7.  , .      . AND  IN THE MATTER OF TIIK " OFFICIAL  ADMINISTRATORS' ACT."  Goods are arriving every day and already  some nice lines are on display.; i  20thGenturu.Clothing W.-G.&R. Shirts  fl nice line of Men's Ties , Fine Stock of.Underwear  The Shoe stock and other lines will be on  hand in a few days.  Remember the FlaGG���������-Sfiier's Old Stand .'���������'.,  -., H... O.  ;FREEyVMN  "VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that by an  x> Order -made ��������� by His Honor 1). Murphy.  Judge of this Honourable Court, dated tho 2Kth  day of October, A.D. 1915; the undersiirnod was  appointed Administratorof all and singular the  estate and ���������effects of the- above named -John  Qiiigley, late of Fairview, in tho County of  Yale, in the Province of British Columbia,  deceased. Rancher; who died intestate on or  about the 21th day of April, A.D. 1912.  All persons having claims against tlie estate  of the said deceased are required to send the  same with the particulars'thereof duly'verified  to the undersigned on or before the lath day of  March, A.D. 1913, and all persons indebted to  the said deceased arc required to .pay the  amount of such indebtedness to the undersigned forthwith.  Dated this 3rd day of February, A.D.. 15)13.   *.  JOSEPH A. BROWN,  Official Administrator for the County Court.  District of Similkameen, KoreinoBs, B.C.  NOTICE  SIMILICAMEKN LAND DISTRICT  IHSTUICT OF  VATK  ���������"PAKE Notice that I. William Blanc, of New  x Westminster. B.C.; occupation, a Broker,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the  following described  lands.  Commencing at a post planted at the X.- \V.  corner of prc-oiuption 1015s thence west lOchn ins  thence south SO chains, thence east SO chains,  north 40 chains, west 10 chains, thence north 10  chains to point- of commencement containing  ISO acres, more or less  William Blane  M. J, Mclveown, Agent.  Dec. 30th, I'lre. 3-10  A marriage announcement wus received in town last week of tlie  marriage of L. C. W. Rolls to Mary  Annetta Gall. The event took place  in Windsor, Ont, at. the residence of  the bride's mother'. The married  couple are expected to journey westward in the spring and it is understood  that Victoria is likely to be their  home.  Arthur "Vance was down street on  Tuesday and while he is gaining  steadily day by day be is in no condition yet to attempt any speed  stunts.  Mr. T. Walter- Beam of Denver-,  Colorado, whom Mr.' P. A. Ross  thinks   is   a   bad   old   gambler,   is   a  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  - Designs  Copyrights Ac-  Anyone sending a sketch nnd description may  quickly ascertain our opinion froo whether an  Invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK- on Patents  aent free. Oldest agency for securing patents. -  Patents taken thronirh.Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without chnrge, in (,h#  A handsomely illustrated weekly. J.nrcost circulation, df any scientific journal. Terms, $3 a  70nr: four months, $1. Sold byall newsdealers.  MMU &Co.36lBroad^ New York  Branch OlBco, 635 F St.. Washincton. D. C.  <E-������  Synopsis of Coal Mining* Regulations  GOAD mining- rights of the Dominion; iii  Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the -Yukon -Territory,- the North-west Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more than 2,560 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  otthe district in which the rights applied for  arc situated. , .  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of  sections, and in unsurvcyed territory the tract  applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Kach application must be accompanied by a  fee of $5 which will be'refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but, not otherwise. A royalty shall bo paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents  per ton  The person opeiuting the mine shall furnish  the Agent with sworn- returns accounting for  the full quantity of merchantable coal mined  and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns  should be furnished ab 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  be considered necessary for tbe working of the  mine at the rate of ������10.00 an acre.  For full information application should be  made to the Secretary ot tho Department, of  the Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  XV. XV. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.-Unauthorizod publication of this advertisement will not bo paid for. !Hlm  TO FUR SHIPPERS  I The most accurate, reliable and only Market Report  aud Price List of its kind published.  Mailed  FKEE  to those iuterested in Eaw Furs  SEND US YOUR NAME ON A POSTAt-TODAY  It's not a Trappur's Guide, but a publication, issued  overy two weeks, which gives you reports of what is  doing in all the Markets of the World in American  . Raw Furs. Tills information is worth hundreds of  dollars to you. '  IVrite.forMt���������NOW���������IT'S: FREE  A.  B. SHUBERT  The targesi House in ihe World dealing exclusively in  American Raw Furs  , 25-27 VY. Michigan St, Bepl,138CHICAGP, ltt.,.U.S.A.r.,  TRY THE  Hedley   Gazette  FOR  Fine Job Printing  THe London Directory  (Published Annually)  Enables traders throughout the world  to ooiiimiinicute direct  with English  MANUFACTURERS & DEALERS  in each cl.-iss of goods. Besides being  ���������a complete commercial guide to London and its suburbs, the directory contains lists of ,     . ,  EXPORT MERCHANTS   ���������  with  the   Goods  they ship,  and  the  Colonial   and   Foreign   Markets   they  supply: ,  STEAMSHIP  LINES  arranged   under  tlie  Ports  to  which  they sail,   and indicating the approximate Sailings;  PROVINCIAL TRADE NOTICES  of leading  manufacturers, merchants-,  etc., in the principal  provincial towns  And. industrial centres  of the United  Kingdom.  A copy of the current addition will  be forwarded , freight paid, on receipt  of Postal Order for 20s.  Dealers seeking Agencies can adver-  their trade cards for ������1, or larger advertisements from ������'H.  THe London Directoru 60. Ltd.  25, Abchurch Lane, London, E. C. '^;V,  THE HEDLISY GAZETTE.  FKB 20. 19i:i.  (.'     -iiT-'.-s-.i-'-'TTV  KEREMEOS, the Centre of Lower Similkameen���������Famed for Fruit Growing  Towii and Lower Valley.  Mr. Robertson arrived i'i Keremeos  Saturday morning with 'a large, car  load of stock, which included 27 head  -of'registered Holstein Cows, twelve of  which have Government records for  milk and butter from eleven to twenty  pounds per week: two Tariiworth; two I tin()(Kri.  a halter and trying to "jump a fence, it  is supposed. By some means it had  its hind foot caught in the halter,  thrown itself and battered its head in  to almost-unrecognizable-shape. It-  was brought to town nioi-e dead than  alive and if the kind attention of  Misses R. and M. Kirby and Earl  Howse counts,   the   horse   may   pull  j. a: brown  Notary Public  CONVKYAXCING, CUSTOMS BHOK1SHAOE,  FIHK  IXSUKANCE  Yorkshire and two Hainpshite brood |  sows. Of poultry be has five mam-j  moth '��������� broti'/.e.- turkeys ; five Toulonse I  geese, five Rouen ducks, all of which I  took prizesat the Sainia winter poultry |  show. Three jiedigreed collie pups |  , were also brought along. This car of j  'stuck which was  made  up   at  Tilson-1  Tho. W.O.T.U. will hold a meeting  in coniinenioration of Frances "Willard  on Thursday,evening at the home of  Mrs. Keeler. This meeting will be  helped out in the line of a programme  bv the K.K.K. who  will  endeavor  to  cheer things  up a, little  in case bhey  burg and Stafford ville, Ontario, is  we | W-t- too   dry.  believe the'finest  ever  imported  into  the valley.    The car was in charge  of  two experienced men,   who  report it  was no picnic bringing them through  on account of the cold weather on the.  prairies. It took three weeks to within an bom- on the journey. Mr. and  Mis. Robertson spent a few days in  Toronto and other eastern cities, as  well as ii pleasant holiday at their old  home. On the way back they stayed  overat "Medicine Mat, where unluckily  their grandchild Kenneth Kyle was  taken sick with bronchitis making it  necessary for Mrs. Robertson to stay  at liie. Mat until the little fellow gets  : better. Air. Robertson joined thv car  at that place and came through with  it to Keremeos.  .Miss Lizzie Irwin of Princeton who  was the guest of Mrs. .1. A. Brown for  a couple of weeks returned to Princeton on Friday accompanied by Mrs.  Brown, who attended the ball given  by the. Rebekah Lodge, of  that  town.  .    During her visit she  greatly helped at  ���������"���������'-���������Hedley.. "... ..".'.,  Mrs. Kirby returned on Tuesday  from Greenwood, where she was visiting with Mrs. C. A. E. Shaw.  Mr. and Mrs. Sam Manery came up  from .Similkameen last Saturday and  spent the day in town.  Mrs. and Miss Mattie Innis went  down to Oroville last Wednesday returning on Saturday.  Ed. Lee went out to Penticton on  special stage on his way to attend  Loyal Orange Grand Lodge at Vancouver on behalf of the local lodge.  Mrs. F. H. Parsons left Wednesday  to join her husband at Princeton.  . H. C. A. Cornish. C.E.. of Trail, B.  C, passed through last week to look  over some work in the Princeton  district.  The Keremeos hockey team journeyed to Princeton last Friday and  suffered defeat once more at the hands  of the Coal town sextette. The ice  was in a very bad condition, but- the  boys did very well in holding their  faster opponents to a couple of goals.  Harold Ralston, of" Eaton. Ohio, is  visiting his aunt, Mrs. L. A. Keeler.  Spring is almost- here and already a  few of the birds that have been in  other climes during the winter are  here in evidence.  "Now that's a peculiar thing." The  boys played hockey at Princeton on  Friday and there was skating on the  rink here on Saturday night, and yet  a number of the boys were out practicing lacrosse on the grounds Sunday.  So of course we've got a cinch id this  beautiful terrestrial clime���������if we can't  skate we play lacrosse or baseball.  We are pleased to see Mr. Mills is  around again and looking well alter  his long seige of sickness.  Miss Bruce left last Thursday for  her home in the old country, after  having been amongst us for the past  ten months. For kindliness and good  "nature there was no better. Her stay  has made her- many life-long friends.  all of whom were sorry to see' her  leave yet at the same time were glad  f.ov her sake, knowing the joy she  would feel on being united once more  with the old folks at home. Miss  Bruce, there is no doubt, will return  here after she has had a number of  months at home. At all events whenever she does return she will be heartily welcomed by her many friends. In  the meantime we join with all in  wishing her good luck and a safe trip  across the ocean.  Everybody   welcome,  this is an open meeting.  Now is the time to get together and  organize for the coining summer.  There will no doubt be. baseball and  lacrosse. It is no use trying to get  men together on the spur of the  moment.'. There was no organization  last year and things were punk. No  iniiri knew what the other was to' do  until on the field. Let's all get  together���������the material' is here right  enough. Sports run right are a. credit  and a boost for any town. We must  try and get the help of all the fruitgrowers around the district: to help  out, and there is no doubt they will  -when they see things run on sporting  and business principle.  The '���������Trustee Board" donates a gold  medal as '"First Prize" and Mr.  Tingley, teacher of the school, donates  a silver medal as "Second Prize" to the  two pupils making the best records in  attendance, conduct and general proficiency. Medals held by winners for  one '"[year will be suitably engraved.  These medals will be given out at, the  public exams in June.  The next assembly dance takes place  in the town hall, Keremeos on Friday  February 2Stb. Don't forget the date  ���������the last day in the month.  Dr Richards. V.S., of Vancouver, is  here buying ponies that can be trained  and used for polo games at the coast  cities.  Ben Nickle went up to Princeton  Tuesday to visit his sister, Mrs. H. B.  Meausette.  Mrs., Miss and Rub j- Daly attended  the Rebekah ball at Princeton on  Friday last.  SIMILKAMEEN  Spring is coming ; so the blackbirds  and nieadowlarks seem to say those  bright mornings.  No sleighing in this favored part of  our valley.  Mrs. R. L. Cawston and son, Ginty,  drove down to Mr. Manery's on Sunday, morning and called at D.  McUurdy' s in the evening on their  wav home.  OFFICE  KEREMEOS, B.C.  C.  M.   SHAW  Civil Engineer, Dominion and Provincial Land Surveyor.  Office of J. A. Brown  KEREMEOS  B. C.  R. H 7 ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N. R. Station  MRS.  A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  SILKS  Large Assortment of choice Silk Dress  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right prices      ,  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Cleaving land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  FOUND  RED and White Aged Cow, double dullapcd.  Krauded flfl left hip.   Owner can have  ���������" same  by paying-  expenses.  II. "McCiullle, Provincial Constable, Keremeos.  TWEDDLE'S      j  AUTO LINE  Leaves Penticton every morning at 7 o'clock, except Sunday, to connect with train  for Hedley, Princeton and  Coahnont.  Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday on arrival'of  10:30 train. '  HOUSE STAGE  Returning, leaves Penticton  Monday. Wednesday and  Friday at 7 o'clock a.m.  Leaves Keremeos ab 12 o'clock  a. m. Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday.  Special rigs at shortest notice  HARRY TWEDDLE  Keremeos Centre       -       B. C.  ���������8*  m  m  NURSERY STOCK  "OUR AGENTS MAKE MONEY"  selling our hardy, guaranteed stock.  Experience unnecessary.  YAKIMA VALLEY NURSERY CO.  Toppenish, Wash.  NOTICE  WATER NOTICE  " Diana" a well-known horse belonging to Miss Kirby had the misfortune  to get very badly bruised about the  head owing to having got away with  For a  Licence to Take and   Use Water  "\Totice Is hereby given that the British  ���������*���������' Ilovolopmont Company Limited of Vancouver, H.C.. will apply for a licence to take  and use fiilcti hie feet per second of water out  of the Ashnola Ilivt'r, which Hows in a northeasterly direction and empties into the Simil-  kainc-en river near Keronieos. The water will  be diverted at thu second canyon and will be  used for power purposes on the land described  as Oliver's pre-emption and within a radius  of 10 miles.  This notice was posted on the ground on the  ���������J8th day of December, HI12. Theapplication will  be tiled in the otllce of the Water "Recorder at  Kairvicw, II. C.  Objections may be tiled with tlie said Water  Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water  Klghts. Parliament IJuildiiiKS, Victoria, B. C.  llritish Development Co. Ltd.  II. C������. Spniguo  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  DISTKICT OK  VAl.E  T'ake notice that I. Hilton Eaton, of New  Westminster, occupation Broker, intends  to apply for permission to purchase tne following described land.  Commencing at a post planted at the N. W.  corner of Lot Sills thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains, thence  north 80 chains to point of commencement containing Hill acres more or less.  HILTON EATON  M, .1. McKeown, agent.  October-21th, 1012 lfi-10  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTKICT  DISTKICT OI-" VALE  TAKE Notice That I. Olga Danotl", of Nelson,  B.C., occupation Housekeeper, intends to  apply for permission to purcha.-,e the following  described lands:-���������  Commencing at a post planted about- 10 feet  in a southerly" direction from the North-East  corner of Sec. '22, Tp. (Hi, being the initial post  the North-West corner; thence south 20 chains;  thonce east 10 chains; thence north 20 chains;  thence west 10 chains to point of commencement and containing 80 acres more or less.  Olga DanotF  S. DanotF, Agent.  Dec. 18th, 11)12 ;'.1-10  Keremeos-Penticton Mail Stage.  The auto stage leaves Keremeos for  Penticton,  Tuesdays,  Thursdays and  Saturday at 5 p.m.  Single fare $7.50, Return $14.00  The  auto   stage will   run an   excursion  every   Sunday   from Penticton   to Hedley  and   return, leaving   Penticton   at 8 a. m.  and, returning leaving Hedley at 4 p.m.  Phone 14, Penticton W. E. Welby  Warm Feet and Hands  Are necessaiy to the comfort of the  '  worker these sharp winter mornings.  Everything in Hand wear and Foot wear, as well  as cosy rig-Outs for the whole body, at the People's  Popular Emporium, the store of the  F.   RICHTER ESTATE  i  Of What   Keremeos   Fruit   Lands  Have  Done for Early Purchasers  is Now Here  * This year the trees in bearing will give an  output which although showing handsome profit  on the original investment, is only a mild suggestion of the profit to be realized'with a larger  market.  REME/VIBER  We  offer no  land but what has   the  water al-  *   ready on it  Fruit  Lots of any size to suit your means;  at $175, 215 and 350 per acre.     Town Lots.  Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.  KEREMEOS, B. C,  The Effect Produced  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the "home office���������is  a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he is public-spirited and  loyal to his town. 11 Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in  which he resides to give him their trade.  Tne Gazette Job Department  Is the best equipped of any office in the  district, outside of Vernon and the  larger offices in the Boundary :: ::  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  DISTRICT Ob' VALE  TAKE Notice That I, Sam DauoiF, of Nelson,  B.C., occupation Merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about 10 feet  in a northerly "direction from tho. North-West  corner of Sec. 22, Tp. (Hi, being the initial post  south-west corner ; theneo north 10 chains ;  thence east 10 chains; thence south 10 chains;  thence west 10 chains to point of commencement and containing KM acres more or loss.  Sam. DanoiF.  Dec. 13th, 1012. 51-10  Latest. Type Faces,  Hiati Grade Paper and  Artistic Arrangement  Are the three  essentials  to  good work :  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters, &c, &c.  U Anything from a visiting curd to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster.  If No job too small or none too large for us  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE  ���������������'���������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������

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