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 ��������� ..jjs^-*a:' ,������r  -���������*.-" ���������V***T,,-*OT  'TJuw.-'.  AND  ADVERTISER.  ���������:-.-���������--������  ������������������ ���������      i!    *���������-���������       ' '-.       . i  ���������    ������*   - r   **��������� *���������-��������� r   *  Volume X.  HEDLEY,'B:'0��������� THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19. 1914.  Number 7.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  ;:[18 years practico in Vancouver.]  S. 0. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  HOW THE MONEY WENT  Special" Commission's Report  on Cost of  Construction of Grand Trunk Pacific  Startling in Its'Detail  m. CLARKE  Watchmaker  HEDLEY, B. C.  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  N. Thompson phonic sbvmouii 5*11*5  MOK.WF.STKRNCA.VAPA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Offices and Warehouse, 847-03 Beatty Street  Vancouver, B. C.  Hedley    /liners'    and    nillmen's  Union, No. 161, W. F. of M.  Regular meetings of the Hedley Loch , No.  161 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. Stevkns T, K. Willkv  President Fin-Secretary.  BS  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M���������  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. "Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  CREELMAN,  W.M  H.  0. FREEMAN ���������  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local Camp meets in  Fraternity Hall, the first Thursday only in the month.  R. J.  COBKICAN  Connsel  H. G. 'Freeman  Clerk.  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings o  Hedley Lodge 1744 arc held on  the   third   Monday   in    every  "^^SiS^S*month in Fraternity Hall.  Visit  ing brethern are cordially invited to attend.  S. KNOWLES. W. M.  "' ���������     C. CHRISTINIA, Sec't.  DR. J. L. MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  to 20th of each month.  Office  on North   Main   Street.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL ENGINEER and BRITISH  COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building Princeton  U/alterClayton  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc,  MONEY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B.C.  ���������GREAT  NORTHERN  HEDLEY B.C.  HOTEL  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  ���������^rkS������^^fc*'*fc**-a'*'a''*'*������s������3������','������'**i*i������a������*'  I I  I Grand Union |  I Hotel |  te ������  | HEDLEY,  British Columbia ������  Ottawa, Feb. 12th���������That the National Transcontinental Railway cost $40,-  000,000 more than was necessary, is  the conclusion of the commissioners  appointed to investigate the construction of the line. The report was  tabled in the House today. The commissioners conclude their voluminous  report as follows :  "We find that the Transcontinental  Railway commission, the Grand Trunk  Pacific Railway and those having  charge of the construction of the rnil-  way did not consider it desirable or  necessary to practice or encourage  economy in the construction of this  road. YVe find that, without including the money which was unnecessarily expended in building the railway east of the St. Lawrence River,  $40,000,000 at least was needlessly expended in the building of this road."  The commission criticizes the method of letting tenders irr unreasonably  large sections which resulted in eleven  firms getting all the work and subletting it to 100 sub-contractors. As  one indication of the handsome profits  derived by these eleven firms, it appears that they were paid $8,800,000 in  profits for that part of the work,  which they let to sub-contractors. The  commissioners find that in a number  of the largest contracts the contracts  were not let to the lowest tenderer-  arid they believe that, irr at least three  cases, advance information was made  use of by the successful tenderers.  SOMETHINO FOR NOTHING  The report states that in one case  the. firm of Davis & Co. received no  less than $740,000 for doing nothing  and which, had the commission and  the government performed their duty,  they never would have received. On  proper classification the contractors  were overpaid $3,300,000. Gross extravagance, the report declares, marked the whole construction of the line  and example after example is quoted.  For instance the engine houses on the  line were built without contract. The  prices to be arranged afterwards. In  consequence of this, these buildings  cost $800,000 more than they otherwise would.  On station -buildings...alone there  could have bden saved $204,000, on  freight sheds, bunkhouses, etc., there  could have been saved $300,000. The  report shows t"fv*t the government, at  no time, suggested to the commission  to be careful in its expenditures.  Though the early returns showed that  the cost was mounting beyond that of  any single track constructed in America the government continued indifferent and the commission went on with  its extravagance. -  TKANSCONA SHOPS  The government never exercised any  authority over the commission except  in one case and then only in the interests of extravagance. The report points  ont that the original plan was to build  along the whole line at seven mile intervals two sidings of 3500 feet and  3235 feet  in  length  to accommodate  two eighty-car trains.    After having  spent $371,500   on   the second sidings  the commission realized that this was  an unwarranted expenditure and abandoned the two siding plan and built  only one.    The commission points out  that the country has been committed  to the expenditure of $4,500,000 for the  erection and equipment of the Trans-  cona shops at Winnipeg which they  hold are not authorized  by law and  which are in any event, twice as largo  as are required for the purposes of the  MAKING FINE PROGRESS  H. G. M. Co.'s  Power Dam on Similkameen is Walking Right Ahead  These Days'  .At no time since the work commenced on the darn has the progress been  so marked as during the past week.  The amount of concrete put in on the  main foundation day by day was quite  a surprise. On the east half all the  concreting of tlie up-stream apron is  completed : all the main foundation is  filled in except a few feet at the extreme east bank; one of the piers is  completed for about 10 feet above the  foundation arid two other piers started, and almost all the down stream  apron which is 50 feet wide. Thus it  will be seen that much of the dam is  there in solid concrete for its whole  width up and down stream of 105 feet.  In about a week or ten days more, if  the weather continues as favorable as  it.has been the past week, it is quite  probable that the whole eastern half  for which the excavation has been  made will be completed with foundation, aprons and piers and- all ready  for the bridge, track and stop logs.  .The lumber has been coming a bit  slow for the forms of the piers, but a  car-load came in on Tuesday and the  rest of the piers will soon go in. It  was necessary to raise the cement-  mixer and the tracks so as to have the  latter high enough to dump the cars  of mixed concrete in at the tops of the  piers. The abundant supply of'river-  boulders of all shapes and sizes taken  out during the excavation for the  foundation is coming irr very haridy  for filling back in among the concrete.  It not only quickens the work but  saves a heap of cement that would  otherwise have to be used if these  rocks were not available. Abundant  reinforcement work is being done for  w,hich the mill scrap heap accumulation of ten years' operation has furnished a good supply to work in along  with the old tram cable, and it does  not appear possible that all the floods  that have ever swept down the Similkameen river from time immemorial  could ever budge it a hair, even if the  dam were filled up to its full height,  which it will never be, for the design  is merely to keep the water always trp  to the same height to which it attains  in high water and never higher.  From the splendid progress made  during the past week it begins to look  as if it will be quite feasible to turn  the river over on to this portion which  is so near completed and start in on  the west half. Of course all depends  on the weather, but the days are now  getting longer and the chances at pre-,  sent look altout 2 to 1 that all the  foundation and piers will be in before  high water.  ANOTHER RAILWAY FIGHT  Similkameen Valley Pulls for Completion  of Kettle Valley Via Princeton and  Tulameen Instead of by  Aspen Grove  Town and District.  METEOROLOGICAL.  Feb  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Feb.   14,1914:  ���������  AT THE MINE.  Maximum        Minimum  21 . 10  31        .. 18  36       .. 17  36*        .. 19  34 17  36 10  .. 40       .. 21  Average maximum temperature 33.42  Average minimum do        10.85  Mean temperature 25.13  Rainfall for the week     .00 inches.  Snowfall       "       " .00  corresponding week of last yeah  Highest maximum temperature 25.  Average maximum do 14.57  Lowest minimum do       -15.  Average minimum do       -3.75  S.  9  10  11  12  13  14  Mean  do  5.30  eastern division.  Feb  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  First-Class Accommodation.  Bar Stocked with Best Brands  of Liquor and Cigars  ������ A. WINKLER,     Proprietor  I*w*^,������'*iW'sw^  HOCKEY MATCH  Hedley and Keremeos Teams Again Cross  Sticks at Hedley and Victory  Went With Home Team  When   writing Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please  The return match in hockey was  played off Sunday afternoon on the  Hedley rinK between Hedley and  Keremeos teams, and this time the result was reversed from the last meeting, the score being 7 to 1 in Hedley's  favor. Unfortunately the Keremeos  players did not get up here at the time  expected although from rro fault of  Continued on Page four  AT THE  MILL.  <a  Maximum  Minimum  8  26  7  9  26  16  10  32  19  11  39  28  12  34  21  13  36  22  14  34  26  -Average.maximum temperature 32.12  Avei*age minimum do 19.58  Mean do        26.13  Rainfall for tho week       .00 inches  Snowfall       "       " .00  CORRESPONDING WEEK OP LAST YEAR,  Highest maximum temperature 30  Average do do 19.34  Lowest minimum do -8.  Average do do .71  Mean do 10.07  A clos e season for all game is proposed for the present year.  Not since the memorable fight to  give the Great Northern Railway Co.  charter rights to build up this valley,  have the people of Hedley been required to give attention to any matter connected with railway construction; but the end of last week an appeal  came from Princeton for assistance  to obtain legislation for the Kettle  Valley line to build down Five Mile  Creek and through Princeton by way  of the Tulameen to Cold water Junction  and it is needless to say that the appeal was not in vain, for Hedley, although not to be favored with the  road in the scheme proposed, was prepared to do the next best thing available, by lending assistance to have the  K. V. Ii. come to the valley.  It appears that by the plans laid out  originally for the location of the road  the intention was to go through by  Aspen Grove owing to the distance  being somewhat shorter and a more  even grade secured.and the legislation  then obtained was shaped to that end.  Later consideration showed that by  doing so, no known tonnage was obtainable, while by deflecting tlie line  further to the south so as to touch  the Similkameen valley, immediate  business for the road was to be secured  and a huge section of country benefited.  The situation   that now calls   fur-  action rs the need of amending legislation permitting the deflection southward by way of either Five Mile Creek  or One Mile Creek to Priuceton, and it  is expected that arrangements may be  arrived at    between    them  and   the  Great   Northern  to permit   running  rights of the Great Northern tracks up  the Tulameen.   The Princeton Board  of .Trade drew up a petition for circulation through the valley and it was  largely signed   both  in  Hedley   and  Keremeos.   The' 7 position    set   forth  facts and figures making a comparison  of the interests to be served on the two  routes, and if cornparisions are odious,  these certainly were far from advantageous Aspen Grove.    There  was a  very short time allowed here  buts en-;  ough   were got together   in   the few  'hours intervening to prepare absolution to be forward to Premier McBride  and to Mr. L.   W. Shatford  M. P.  P.,  asking that the necessary  legislation  be  passed by   the B.  C.   legislature.  Following is the resolution forwarded :  "Moved by F. H. French, seconded  by Gomer P.    Jones,    and   resolved  that: Whereas  it is  understood  that  legislation is required  to   enable the  Kettle Valley Railway Compuny to so  amend its route plans as to permit  of  running its lines  to  tap the Similka  meen Valley, and whereas it is of vital  importance   to  the  residents   of  the  Similkameen Valley and  the agricultural, mining and industrial  interests  situated therein to   obtain compeitive  rates over a road, that is so distinctly  Canadian  in   character   as  the Kettle    Valley line and  its   connections  would give them.  Be it resolved that the residents of  Hedley request the Provincial Government of British Columbia to enact such  legislation   or   amendment    as   may  be requisite to obtain  construction of  the Kettle Valley line into the Similkameen Valley by way of Princeton.'  The opposition is coming from some  English .investors  who    were led  by  the hope of the road going through by  Aspen Grove to obtain possession of a  large tract  of land in   the vicinity of  Aspen Grove which  they  propose  to  sub-divide and dispose of on  the outside.   From Information obtained  by  the Princeton Board of Trade, the land  is unsuitable for settlement or for- any  purposes other than  pasturage, and it  would be  too bad to   have Similkameen  interests,    mounting    up   into  the millions, given the go-by for an alternate as chimerical as that represented by tire Aspen Grove route, merely  to benefit the pockets of private speculators.   It is to  be hoped  therefore  that rro stone be left unturned by the  residents of the Similkameen  valley  to push their claims in  the matter.  Constable Pritchard of Princeton  was in town on! Friday last.  Lent begins on Wednesday next and  Easter will come this year on April  18th.  There will be Anglicau service on  Sunday next at the usual hours in  Fraternity Hall.  With February in the fag end and  the weather shaping kindly, there is  reason to indulge the hope that the  winter is on the toboggan.  I he parties who control the power  site on the Similkameen river at the  falls near Oroville are making a move  to improve the plant which has for  years been in a very inefficient state.  The site is an excellent one but the  equipment is of the poorest kind.  The bachelors and benedicts of the  local hockey club played a match on  Tuesday night when, the patriarchs  won out on the long end of a 15 to 6  score. That a liberal percentage of  these goals were "off-side" is quite  possible, but don't mention it.  From reports it appears that Hedley  is the best fixed for rink ice of any  place in the valley. The rinks in both  Keremeos and Princeton are reported  to be in rather- indifferent shape, and  but for the dilligence exercised with  the Hedley rink during the cold snap  there would not have been much here.  W. J. Forbes slipped on some ice on  Saturday and received a rough tumble  which injured his lame leg that was  recovering from the fracture of four  months ago. The wrench received by  the lame member in the tumble was  painful at tne time and he had tube  conveyed home, but he is satisfied now  that no serious injury was done.  Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Daly came up on  Saturday last and spent the week end  in Hedley, taking in the movies en  Saturday evening and the hockey  match as well. Tom has to report in  Vancouver on March 20th to begin  the spring practice and his tryoub  with all the other huskies both regular  and recruit, for a place on the champion team  of the league for the season.  E. D. Boeing left for Car-mi on the  West Fork of Kettle River this week  to build a new bridge for the provincial government. He was accompanied  by H. H. Messenger and W. J. Forbes.  The river-is not wide at that parti*  cular point and there is a solid rock  abutment on the west bank. The  building of one pier on the opposite  Jbank and construction of one span  wilt not likely take them longer than  a month.  Suffragettes   burned  the   Carnegie  library at Noithfield; Worcestershire.  D. Law ley has been gainingstrength  since his return from the hospital in  Spokane and he manages to get a walk  down town every day. An encouraging sign is that the light effects one of  his e3'es and Mr. Clarke fixed him up  smoked glasses to help to shield it.  This sensitiveness to light encourages  the hope that the sight may possibly  return to this one eye. If it does so,  even in a slight degree so that he can  distinguish objects no matter- how  dimly, it will be worth a great deal to  him.  Mr. L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., who is  president of the B. C. Life Assurance  Company attended the annual meeting of the company in Vancouver last-  week and in movimr the adoption of  the directors' annual report gave an  excellent address showing the progress  made by the company during the past  year. Among the new directors elected for the ensuing year we notice the  name of our townsman, Mr. F. H.  French, and congratulate him on the  honor conferred upon him. Mr. Shat-  for was also re-elected president by  the new board of directors.  R. Wheeler returned on Saturday  from California, where he went back  owing to a telegram received of the  dangerous turn in his mother's illness.  Unfortunately she had passed away  before he was able to reach there, but  she had the comfort of knowing that  he was on the way and would arrive  shortly. Mrs. Wheeler and the children remained in California where the  children have started to school and  they will not likely come back to Hedley before the summer holidays. Mr.  Wheeler and family have the sympathy of Hedley friends in their  bereavement. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, FEB 19, 1914.  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year..... ......... .....'!....5'i.OO  "   (United States)  'iSO  , Advertising Rates  Mea-sunmicnt. 1-. lined to the ineli.  Land Notices Cui-tlllc.itcsof miiiroveiiionU i-tc.  $7.00 for HO-diiy notices, and $8.00 for 30-day  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not osi-cudlug one  inch. $1.00 for ono iusortlon, 26 c������nt������ roi*  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch.  10 cents per Hue for tlrst liiHcrtlon and 6  cents per line for each subsequent, insertion.  Transient* payable In ailvanec.  Contract Advertisements���������One Inch per month  , $1.'25; over 1 inch and up to I Inchon, $1.00  per inch per month. To" constant ad vertlKoi'H  taking larger npiieo than, four Inches, on  implication, rates will Uo (riven of reduce;!  charges, based on si/.e of space and length  of time.  A. MBORAVV. ManaRlnx Bdltor.  Full Moon  10  .*' jfr^t   ^^  j������������i/w3  New Moon  ���������24  Last iiuat-.-  ,         ���������..   "  aF*^'  First (|iiar.  :t. .  C;  1914  FEB  1914  Sun. Mon.  Tues. Wed.  Thu. Fri. Sat.  12  *v          1  5  0          7  S    ���������   9 '  10      11  12  13     14  15     l(i-  17 ������������������   IS  19  20     21    j  22,    23  21     2f.  20  27     28 ' 1  A   WISE  CHANGE  ... The new Municipal Act  brought in  by the Attorney-general-lius provoked  . a great deal' of discussion   throughout  the   province,   and   in  .some-quarters  where opposition cooled be looked for  in any case, the criticism has been adverse.    The feature  about  which   the  most, complaint is made   is that which  provides for government supervision  '������������������'���������'   of 'municipal finances, "for  by the new  Act it is -proposed  to  appoint an   inspector'of .municipalities,  and   one ot*  his duties will be to carefully supervise  municipal  borrowings and  especially  the. form of borrowing effected by. the  issue of debentures:  The by-law which  is submitted to the electors to authorize the loan, must be submitted to the  municipal inspector authorized by the  government together with the  debentures themselves and a full statement  of the financial standing'of  the municipality  at the date  of issue.    While  it is true that this would appear to be  taking away from  tho municipalities  some of the powers which   they  have  .heretofore enjoyed, it really does  not  ���������mean that at all; for  if the  residents  of any municipality and the men whom  they choose to manage their municipal  affairs will be careful in   the  creation,  of  bonded    indebtedness   to   proceed  ���������only on safe and sane lines, they  will  enjoy all  the powers  under the,  new  Act that ever they  had; and besides,  they will be relieved   of much  of  the  responsibility  which  formerly rested  on them of seeing that all the proceedings connected   therewith  have  been  carried out strictly according to   law.  This   last    consideration   alone   will  often mean the saving of considerable  cash which would have  to be paid  to  eminent counsel on a good fat retaining fee.  The objectsought by the government  in the enactment of this  addition  to  the Municipal Act is obviously that of  protecting the credit of the  province,  and the more it is examined the  more  plainly it will   be seen that the  whole  province stands to benefit by  the. improvement which will be effected  and  .the greatest benefit will come  to   the  .municipalities  themselves.     To  illus-  rate  this   fact   it   is   only  necessary  'to point out that communities do not  always   use   the  care  they  should  in  their choice of men   whom   they elect  to their municipal councils, and it not  infrequently happens that a municipality may find itself  on   the  verge  of  bankruptcy  as the  result  of reckless  expenditure and indifferent financing  on the part of their councillors. When  in that position the first thought is to  add   to  the   bonded    indebtedness  to  relieve pressing needs.    A by-law is  passed authorizing the issue of debentures and in   the  hope,  of securing  the cheapest money possible the bonds  are taken or sent to England. There  they are subjected to examination by  legal experts in such matters employed by.the. investo.rs, and any weakness  is at once deVected."* The inevitable  lesult it- a turn-down, and one of these  is siilllcient to give a black eye to nil  municipal flotations from British Columbia." Unfortunately too it doesn't  stop there for then* ts nothing so  timid as capital which has been likened to a startled bird on the wing, and  the ouesinister offering will react  upon every ''oilier security of any kind  fndn the province. . ������������������ '  'Another reason might be given why  such legislation is necessary in British  Columbia,  even if there, were no precedent for it in  any of the other provinces, and that is the greater extent to  which paternalism has existed in  this  province  tlinu  elsewhere  in  the. Dominion. ��������� Long  after communities in  other-     provinces   similarly   situated  would   have  to organize municipally,  the   unorganized   portions of British  Columbia  fined  almost   sumptuously  under the government's care, and even  after they"felt strong  enough   to  run  their  own    affairs    under    municipal  control and made a mess of it by gi-L-  ing in deep water the government time  and  again   come  to   their   assistance  ���������a thing practically unheard of in the  eastern  provinces  since the- working  out of the  Municipal Loan  Fund Act  of Upper Canada in 1S52.    Now if this  paternalism is to  continue  in  British  Columbia where municipal prodigality  in  some  municipalities 'may "be., condoned seventy times  seven,  it is  not  fair to  the  other municipalities that  elect careful competent men and   conduct their 'municipal affairs on proper  business lines.    To  check  prodigality  wherever it may exist and protect all  municipalities which excercise wisdom  and care  in   the  management of  the  business of the  mui.icipality,  no  better plan   could be devised  than   that,  proposed in the appointment of a municipal inspector.  It was a wise movement on the  part of thegovernnrnent to appoint the  municipal commission to examine  into the matter of how the Municipal  Act was working out, and it is quite  evident that their findings have been  helpful to the Attorney-general in  preparing the new Act now before the  Legislature.  eye specialists who on consultation  could hold out no hopes for recovery  of the sight. Mr. Williams had been  a resident of Hedley for about seven  years, during which period he held  the position of assayer for the Daly  Reduction Company and the Hedley  Gold Mining Company. Always full  of ambition and of an active mind the  calamity will prove a terrible blow to  him. Deepest, sympathy is extended  to him upon his terrible affliction and  also to Mrs.-Williams who is feeling  tlie blow very keenly, although she is  bearing up bravely and is prepared to  take lip the burden which it entails.  The big clearance sale being conducted by the Medley Trading Company in which their immense stock of  $30,000 worth of goods is offered at  slaughter prices is proving a most-  marked success. The bargains offered  are sufficiently attractive to make  something of a sensation in themselves, and to this has been added plentiful; judicious and skilful advertising,  which: when skillfully done wns bound:  to accomplish the work.- The two  essentials are to give the public big  fetching bar-gains and to ��������� tell them  about it in a way that they have got  to sit up and take notice. Neither one  of these essentials can do it alone.  There is no use to invite the public to  a bargain feast if the bargains are not  there when they go; and the big fetching bargains ate no good to sell goods  if the people are not told about it. W.  A. Moore, the sales expert who was  employed to put the sail! on, thoroughly understands the psychology of advertising and he would no more think  of trying to put on a sale if he were  not given a free hand in the matter of  bis advertising than he would of trying tolly without a Hying machine..  He got all 'his printing done here in  Hedley in the Gazette print- shop and  he paid us the compliment of saying  that he was given more prompt service and a better class of work than he  can often get in towns from five to,  ten times the size. He was not.kept  waiting for any of it and all was delivered to him on schedule time and in  artistic shape.  78 Years in Business.   Capital and Surplus $7,786,666.  Oiar Travellers' Cheques  {ire issued in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100 and  $200, with the exact value in the leading foreign currencies stated plainly on the face. They are payable -without discount, so that you can realize their full, value  without trouble. Hotels and Transportation Companies  accept them as cash. $',' ���������  Hedley Branch,   .     -..'..-        C. P. Dalton, Manager  Watrch Our Show Windows  and See t������he Fine Line of  Goods we carry in Stock.  CREELMAN ������, LYALL  FRASER. BLOCK - HEDLEY, B.C.  ;''  -*!  *!.  se 5  X  |  Plumbing and Heating', Sheet  Metal Work Tinsmithing  BASKET-ABLLERS TAKE NOTICE  The Gazette is authorized by the  Hedley Basket-ball team to challenge  any other men's team of basket-ball  players in the Similkameen valley.  Any acceptance of this challenge received by the. editor- of the Gazette  will be banded over to the secretary  of the men's,team here when a game,  can be arranged in short order*.  Shop cornei".Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'Mui'dock's 'blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H. DIGNAN  Practical Workmen   ..,. Proprietors  PRINCETON, B. C.   7  f  x  X  X  X  X  X  fi  5  M^^'to'*'*-*-'-'!-'--'^  LOCAL NEWS  Geo. Steel, who conducts a cigar and  notion store just south of.the depot,  met with a painful accident last week,  ��������� which will lay him up for- a long time,  adding to the unfortunate handicap  he has labored under. Mr. Steel is a.  sufferer from locomotor ataxia, and  he can move about only with the  greatest difficulty, refusing to resort  to the aid of ci-utches. One clay last  week he was carrying a bucket of  water into his store and- fell to the  floor, breaking his left leg between the  ankle and knee. Dr. Efner has the  case in hand and reports the sufferer  doing as well as could lie expected considering the nature of the injury.���������  Oroville Gazette.  The outlook for an ice harvest in  Hedley this winter is getting a. trifle  blue and there are fears in certain  quarters that an adequate supply for  next summer's needs may not lie obtained. The river has never closed at  all in the place where, ice. has been obtained in past years, and that place is  about the only one available where  the water is still enough. It is reported that in the event of there being no possibility of getting a supply  put up in Hedley. D. .1. Innis may  make arrangements for putting up an  extra supply in Keremeos where they  are able to obtain some at the present  time and bring it up here by train  during the summer as required. It  would seem that a better plan would  be to ship the ice up here now in bulk  by train and pack it here.  Mrs. E. II. Williams returned last  week from her visit to Trail and was  in very good spirits because of some  late encouraging assurance she had  last received from her husband in  England, bub unfortunately her hopes  were dashed to pieces when sho received a letter on Saturday informing  her that he was totally and hopelessly  blind and had been assured by three  PUBLIC NOTICE  SIGNALS FOR FIRE ALARM  Long Blast of the mill whistle  means "Fiie at the Mill' when all  employees of the mill and works,  whether on duty or not, are required  to report at once.  Shout Blast of whistle means "Fire  in Town." .  G. P. JONES,  3-3 .General Superintendent  HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN  HEDLEY, B  An Up-to-date   First-Class Hotel  RATES MODERATE  PflLftGE,  yvery, Feed & Sale Stables  '  HRDLKY   B. C. ���������   IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand..: *,[ Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  Office of Dominion Express Gompanij.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phone U.  D. J.   INNIS "Proprietor  &9L*KV&*M*l*,tZK*lVLKKKVM*K*%&Jlt  JED. TED. BURR  General   Blacksmith  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  Haynes St., H&dl&y*  ^^������4^^^l������^^^'ie<������'ia''<<>'ii������<s<6^������4������s<(i('ac������('ii)i  ADVERTISE   IN   THE   GAZETTE  -������?'  {Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  COAL' milling rights of the Dominion, in  Manitoba, Saskatchewan and- Alberta,  tho Yukon Territory, the North-west'Territories and in a portion of the J*rovinc6':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 bo leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.    ] ��������� ��������� " .   ���������  In surveyed territory the land must be described b5' sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and-in iinsurveyed. territory the tract  applied for shall be staked out by the applicant;  himself. .  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of S5 which will be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available, but not other-.,  wise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of live cents  per ton '���������.... .  *."-.  The person operating the mine shall'furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting: for  the full quantity of merchantable coal mined  y the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights are nob being operated, such returns  and nay the royalty thereon.   If the coal mining rights are nob being operated, such re'  should be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may bo permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may  be considered necessary for the working of the  mine ab tho rate of ������10.00 an acre.  For-full information application should be  made to the Secretary of the Department of  the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  '    "W. XV. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.ll.-Unauthorizcd publication of this advertisement will not be paid for. !l-(5m  ENCOURAGE   HOME   INDUSTRY  $250.00 will buy a Choice  Residential Building" Lot on  Daly Avenue  m  s-y**!  P  1  8  I  Don't Pay Out Good Money for Rent When You  Can Own a House of Your Own  THE HEDLEY CITY T0WNSITE COMPANY, Ltd.  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager THE HEDLEY GAZETTE FEB 19, 10H.  Prices Cut Unmercifully for thjf Last  ..  ���������-.   .   Three Days of Our   .  - ;  Don't delay a minute.   Your Last G-rahd Opportunity to stock up on Good Merchandise at  Ridiculously Low Prices  See Hand  > .������  s for More Prices  LADIES' COATS  MEN'SCOLLARS  20 dozen, all shapes, each  $10.00 value  $12.00 value  $13.00 value  $9.50  7WEIN*������ nr/\TS  100 only, values to;.$5.5o - -.  5 cents  $1.00  Men's,   Women's and  Children's Rubbers  All sizes, per pair  40c  Women's  and "Hisses'  OVERSHOES  Your choice  ?5ds  On Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will sell a 26 pounci sack of  sugar for $*.4*o if purchased with  $5.job worth of other groceries.  Only one to each customer. Sale  prices all good until Saturday night.  DUNTLEy CARPET  7:7 SWEERERS   :-  Regular $15.00, Sale Price $10.75  China Silk  M1I*������MIIH  10 pieces, colors at  per yard  30c  Vicuna  SZEES  Ladies' and Misses' Hats  17 only, values to $9.50, for - - - $1.95  MEN'S .MACKINAW COATS, regular $6.50 for $4.75  LEATHER LABEL OVERHAULS, reg $1.50 for       $1.25  m������m������,uwj������iilMill ���������������<.r.������v������������^mr.fiiiii1ulliK|t.^ln,mplrlfTOTVmT THE HEDLEY GAZETTE. FEB 10. 191-1.  '**#.  KEREMEOS, the Centre of La*^^ for Fruit Growing  Town and Lower Valley.  ���������W. G. .Mattice and family sue ex-  pectedin from Winnipegon Saturday  the' 21st.  Rev.. A. H. Cameron left Morrdiiy  for Armstrong to attend the meeting  of. the Kamloops presbytery.  Harry Prince of Oroville has been  in the town and district for a few days  cleaning up all the hides in sight.  Victor Qiuiedvlieg has got a new  sled, and is delivering milk with its  help more easily and with greater-  rapidity.  .  Hay is being hauled to Penticton  and lumber .brought in by the same  teams. That's what we call making  b ith ends meet.  Valentine's day has passed once  'more with 'nobody hurt. Many have  received ii jolt- and taken it in the  troud old fashioned way.  On Friday last, the 13th, a party  visited the old "R" ranch and were  made very welcome, by Mr.' Alexander  rind the boys at the ranch.  Unless it hurries up iind freezes a  little harder,'there will be little chance  of skating on tlie rink. The weather-  prophets call for a little cold weather  this month.  On March the 3rd the "packing  school will commence in the Town  Hall. Dont forget the date and everyone interuftted should make a special  effort to attend.  Larsen and MeCormack have closed  down the work on the W.J. Armstrong claims on the west side of the  ���������river from Similkameen. They consider the mine is showing up good.  Mrs Daly will be very pleased to  have her friends in all the valley to be  her guest on Friday evening the 20th  when she will give, il dance in honor  of her son Tom and his wife in the  Town Hall, Keremeos.  Don't forget that you can have your  skates sharpened in first class shape at  Madore's, the blacksmith. Skates !  Skates 1 Skates. Get the edge put on  them at the blacksmith shop. J. F.  Madore, proprietor.  Charley Jordan after putting in the  pii^t few months up the gulch doing  work on his claim, the Dolphin, dropped in to town to have a talk with his  old friends, and write a letter home.  Reports showings very good on the  claim.  Keremeos hockey team journeyed-  to Hedley on Sunday and suffered  defeat at the hands of the miners to  the tune of seven goals to one. The  team was well treated in every respect  sind have no complaints to make and  only hope they will soon be able-to  give our sister town another game in  the near future.  James Munroe, now of Revelstoke,  but well known here as one of his  Majesty's mail stage drivers, dropped  in to town last week iind surprised  his friends. After staying a few days  he went on to Spokane and hopes to  stay it few days longer in Keremeos  on his return before going back to the  bind of six feet of snow.  Two sleighs filled with merry people  left Keremeos about 7.30 on Tuesday  evening bound for the W. II. Armstrong lower ranch, at which place  they most pleasantly surprised Mr.  and Mrs. Crooker by their- visit. All  kinds of fun was had and it was a hard  time to break up so pleasant an evening. The party arrived back in Keremeos safe and sound it few hours before breakfast time.  It is with sorrow that we report the  death of the younger daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. R. H. Carmicheal and with  their many friends, through these  columns we extend our heartfelt sympathy in this their sad bereavement.  The little child who was six months  After the evening service given by  Rev. G. T.- .McKenzie on Sunday the  8th, a meeting took place to take up  women's suffrage irr the Province of  British Columbia. Mr. George B.  Clarke was appointed to take the  chair and while in this capacity read  the following resolution. "That this  meeting place on record its conviction  of the injustice of women's disfranchisement .and the loss to the state arising therefrom and culls upon the Provincial government to give the vote to  women on the same, terms as men enjoy it. Moved by Mr. Robert J. McCurdy and seconded by Mr. Robert J.  Hogg that the resolution as read  should be adopted iind forwarded to  Victoria.  Keremeos Conservative Association  held their annual meeting in the Town  Hall on Tuesday afternoon, 17th inst.,  with a fair attendance. D. McCurdy,  president, filled the chair and in his  opening remarks emphasised the importance of keeping in touch with the  central association. Much important  business was attended to iind one important feature was the decision to  tender a complimentary banquet to  L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., in the near  future or sis soon as Mr. Shatford can  conveniently arrange to be present. A  committee consisting of J. A. -Brown,  R. H. Carmichael and R. J.. McCurdy  was appointed to make full arrangements iind notice will be duly given as  to the date.  On Saturday, Feb. 14th, there was a  good turnout to the Royal Scarlet  Chapter of L. O. L.  1770,   Keremeos,  B. C. One new member was initiated  and the following officers elected:  Wor. C. in C, D. McCurdy;  Ex. C. in  C, Ezra Mills; C. Chaplain, Rev. A.H.  Cameron; Corn. Scribes, H. C. Etches;  Conip. Treas., E.M.: Crooker; H. at A.,  P. Bromley; 1st Lect. D. J. Innis; 2nd  Lect. C. Tickell; 1st Con. Edward Lee;  2nd Con. R. B. Hogg; In. Her. S. McCurdy; Out. Her. H. W. Hunter.  Bro. Ezra Mills was elected delegate  to Grand Lodge and left Monday, ac  companied by Bros. C. Tickell and F.  Manery, on the evening's train for  Nelson. Bros. J. Knndson, of Princeton, and .1. Howe, of Hedley, left on  Friday the 13th to represent ��������� their respective lodges.  The monthly meeting of the  Women's Institute met at Mrs. G. G.  Keeler's last Thursday. There was a  good attendance and the discussion of  the subjects on the programme for  February most interesting.    Arrnnge-  menths ago and the "false work had  been ex'tended "nearly 750 feet from  the south side of the river. The structure will have four spans 238 feet long  and will be of the double-deck two-  truss type. The portion -of the temporary bridge carried away was about  equal to one span. .The contractors  plan to, complete the sub-structure of  the viaduct before high Witter around  May 1st. It is not thought that the  loss yesterday will materially retard, the progress of the work as the  caison on which the central supports  will rest escaped injury. Mr. Alex.  Morrison notified the local office of  his firm this morning that the machinery will most likely be salved The  loss will be about $5000.  The bridge at Hope is designed to  connect the Kettle Valley line, which  will run from the Boundary district  through the Okanagan and the Hope  mountains, with the main line of the  C. P. R.  HOCKEY MATCH  SEASONABLE  Seasonable goods for seasonable weather is  what we always aim to have for our customers.  Whether it is in tho food you eat, the clothed  you wear or the tools you work with, come  around and see us and we can help you out.  WE ANTICIPATE YOUR WANTS  and look ahead. One of the most complete and  best assorted stocks in the Valley to choose  from  FRANK  RICHTER   ESTATE  ments are being-made by the Institute  for a flower-show in August. A special prize list is being prepared. With  the facilities at hand in this part of  the country for raising flowers���������good  soil and plenty of sunshine���������this show  should be a great success iind the Institute want the co-operation of all  those who are interested to help to  make it a success. In next issue the  programme for the year will be given  when the ladies in the valley may  have an opportunity of learning something of the benefit to be derived from  membership in the Institute and regular attendance at its meetings.  ACCIDENT TO BRIDGE AT HOPE  Ice Jam   on Fraser Takes   Out   False  Work on New Kettle Valley Bridge  Now Being Built  Ice sweeping down the Fraser river-  near Hope on Wednesday of last week  carried away a portion of the false  work used in connection with the construction operations being carried on  for the Kettle Valley Railway by  Messr-s. Armstrong and Morrison, the  firm which has the substructure contract.     One of the caissons which had  'V:t  been   launched   preparatory   to  submersion escaped injury, being protect  ed from  the full force of the jam by a  old had been ailing for some time past) breakwater'.    Two hoisting engines, a  concrete   mixer   were  the river.    No lives  andpassed away Wednesday morning, I derrick  iind   a ci  February the 11th/ Rev. J. A. Cleland   precipitated  into  of Penticton, officiated at the funeral  which took place on Thursday afternoon the I2th.  The social given by the Presbyterian  Ladies Guild at "Uber Villa", the  home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Clarke,  was a grand success and was enjoyed  immensely by all. Mrs. Brown, Mrs.  Thos. Daly, Messrs. Fred Patterson,  W. M. Daly and J. D. Grainger gave  a pleasant short programme which  was most cordially received. Refreshments were served .after which the  rest of the evening was spent in  dancing.  were lost, the workmen receiving  warning and escaping to shore before  the full force of the ice jam struck the  temporary structure.  The river for ii considerable distance  above Hope had been tightly packed  for several days with icefloes that had  ���������drifted down from the upper, reaches  of the Fraser, and with a drop in the  temperature yesterday the mass started to move. The contractors had been  expecting such a happening, and were  preparing to sink the caisson before  the ice jam broke.  Work on the bridge was started two  Continued from paffconc  their own  or of any one else,  for that  part. It just happened so and it  couldn't be helped. Three o'clock was  the hour- set but it was after five  o'clock when the teams lined up, and  there is not much good playing light  after 5.15 these eveuings. Two twenty  minute periods were agreed on, if they  could be played. The light was all  right for the first period, although  near the end of it there was a strong  suggestron of I wilight iind the electric  lights were beginning to throw shadow  rings orr the ice. In this period Hedley  had. managed to get in 4 goals while  the visitors had not yet found the nets.  The second period was not much more  than half over when it was hard to  keep track of the puck, but Hedley  players kept on notching tallies until  they had compiled 7 and at the last  the visitors got one through in a manner which amused 7both themselves  and their opponents. The puck had  been shot up from beyond the centre  of the rink and hit Horswill where it  remained in the folds of his sweater-  arid he kept turning .around looking  for it on the ice in front of the Hedley  goal. When it dropped out it fell right  beside Lome Coleman's stick and all  he had to do was to shove it into the  net, for the Hedley goal-keeper had  not yet got his eye on it. Of the Hedley goals one was scored by Hill InniSi I  one by Al. Horswill, the Hedley point, J  on ii rush up the rink, and the other  five went to the credit of Harold  Townsend.  It was good clean hockey on both  sides and faster than the Princeton  game, for the ice was in much better-  shape. Keremeos played a plucky,  skilful gairie, but were over-matched.  They, have-a goal-keeper who is hard  to beat for he kept shovelling them  out regularly or the score would have  been about three times what it was.  The playing of Ginty Cawston for the  visitors was one of the features of the  game. Diminutive though,he is he  would tackle a 200-pourider 'and his  tackling resembled for all: the world  the attiick of a fox terrier'upon ^Newfoundland or mastiff. Neither was his  tackling always according to Hoyle,  but the players, the referee and the  judge of play were all indulgent or he'  might have gone to the fence a few  times, if the audience would have  stood for it.  The giime was refereed by J. A.  Brown of Keremeos to the satrsfaction  of both sides iind he was .assisted by  C. P. Dal ton as judge of play. The  penalties handed out were seven  minutes to Hedley and eight minutes  to Kereriieos. The Keremeos chaps  are good fast players and they are'a  gentlemanly bunch who can take a  reverse without being disagreeable  over it. This is a feature that was appreciated by the Hedley players. The  line-up was :  1 CLOSING    OUT    SALE  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������    ���������������  As the Keremeos Land Company's Ranch has ������  been sold, all the Stock and Farm Implements "jf*  must be disposed of.     Now is your chance to |r  secure a Bargain. @  HORSES ������  1 Bay Horse, 9 year old about 1400 lbs; 1 Chestnut   ������  Mare, 10 years old about 1500 lbs; 1  black  Mare, 6   *"*  year old in foal; 1 Bay Horse,  10 year  old;   1  Bay  Mare, 6 year old with 6 month's  colt;  Mare, 9 old; 1 Mare Colt, 15 months;   1  16 months; all in first-class shape,  FARM IMPLEMENTS  1 spring-tooth harrow, 1 light draft harrow, 1 circular harrow, 1 diamond drag harrow, 1 gang plow, ������  with 3-811 hold boards; 12 inch oak plow, 2 mowing* j  machines, 1 hay rake, 2 wagons, 1 hay rack, 1 disc  harrow, 1 post hole digger, 1 blacksmith vice, 1  buggy, 2 sets of work harness, 1 set of single harness, picks, bars, shovels and other articles too numerous to mention. ;]|S  KEREMEOS LAND COMPANY  ������  1 Chestnut  Horse  colt  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������'  ������*  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  J. F. MADORE  General Blacksmith  and Woodworker  Horseshoeing a Specialty  All Work Neatly and Promptly  - - - Executed - - -  KERXMLEOS,       -      British Columbia  nan  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  J. A. BROWN  Notary Public  CONVEYANCING, CUSTOMS BROKERAGE,  FIRE INSURANCE  OFFICE  KEREMEOS. B.C.  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N.R. Station  MRS. A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  silk:������  Large Assortment of choice Silk Dress  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right prices  TOnJVIY SING, Keremeos  GIVES INSTANT ACTION "  F. M. Gillespie, druggist, reports  that A SINGLE DOSE of simple buckthorn bark, glycerine, etc., as compounded in Adler-i-ka, the German  remedy, stops constipation or gas on  the stomach INSTANTLY. Many  Hedley people are being helped.  GENERAL NEWS  Keremeos  Hedley  Armstrong  goal  French  D. Cawston  point  Horswill  Grainger  cover point  Mar-tin  B. Cawston  rover-  Innis  Keeler  centre  Townsend  Coleman  right wing  Robertson  G. Cawston  left wing  Macdonald  Lawyer Hagel of Wirrnipeg who was  sent up for trial for aiding the murderer Krafchenko to escape is still in  jail us he was unable to procure the  amount of bail which was set at  $10,000.  KEREMEOS -PENTICTON  TU/EDDLE'S  AUTO STAGE SERf II  Tweddle's cars are  comfortable.   Tweddle's drivers  are experts.  No delays. No accidents  Autos leave Penticton every morning to connect with trains to Hedley,  I'rineeton. Coalmont. Orovillo and  all Boundary points.  Leave Koremcos for Penticton on  arrival of Great Northern trains  Fare���������.single $6.00  RETURN $11.00  Baggage carried. Commercial trunk*  arranged for  Break tho monotony ot train and  boat travel and take an auto trip.  Jude.a is being commercialized along  modern lines. A canning factory is  established to can sardines on the Sea  of Galilee,  Lord Minto is seriously ill on his  estate in Scotland.  Judge Morrison allowed a number  of tho Nanaimo rioting miners off on  suspended sentence. He considered  that the men did not belong to the  criminal class but had been led astray  by agitators who were of the criminal,  class. ���������'        '  Farmers in the Nelson district Avill  use    parcel post in  marketing- thier ���������-  produce.  British Columbia lumber must be  used in the construction of the provincial building in London.  When you arrive at Penticton or  Keremeos ask for  TWEDDLE'S AUTO STAGE  Cars Call at all Hotels  H. C. N. ETCHES  is Agent for the Hedley Gazette in:  Keremeos and authorized to book  Subscriptions and take orders fox-  job work and advertising.  POST OFFICE,   KEREMEOS. B.C.  BOX 111 I'HONK 132  B. A. jyiOORHOUSE  As30c.Tlffwnj:Can. Soo. C.K.  and^.C.US.  Civil Engineer and B. C. Land Surveyor  AUTOMOBILE  PENTICTON,       - B. C.

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