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 )'���������?:���������'���������":*.  ;ti-  ������������������'.I', --t  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  ( Vol. TV.,      No. 1.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 16, 1908.  $2.00, in Advance.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF-COMMERCE  HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO^  ESTABLISHED 186T  :..E. WALKER, President  ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager  'a. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of  Branches  Paid-up Capital, SI 0,000,000  Rest, - - .* 5,000,000  Total Assets, -  1135000,000  Branches,throughout Canada, and in,the United States and England  A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED  COMMERCIAL AND FARMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED!. ,  84  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  , Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and. interest allowed at  current rites. ^ The depositor is subject to no delay whatever to  the; withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the deposit.  LESS THAN 3 YEAES  Has Served to Transform Arid  Wastes Into Bowers  of  Beauty.  .WHAT MONEY AND BRAINS.CAN DO'  the' Ellis  Around   Penticton���������'  Drive Over  the   Lands *of  Estate  In and  Floating of a Great Project��������� Success  Surpasses Expectations of All.  -  Penticton Branch, J. J. Hunter, Manager.  CHARLES M. SHAW  ���������.   Civil,'Engineer, .       '   , ���������  Dominion   and   Provincial  ���������   Land Surveyor.  FAIRVIEW  NOTES.  rders may be left at Gazette offiGC.  ���������-���������      .     .      /  EDLEY,       :     <:      :      :       B. G.  H.  ROGERS,  ,M.A., B.CL.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,.  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  j rand Union  iotel  ! HEDLEY, B. C.  i  :ERRING 8c WINKLER, Proprietors  JflS. O.LflRKE.  Watchmaker  HBDLEY.Q.C.  docks and Watches for Sale.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Convcvancer,  Real Estate. Mines.  Crown    Grunts   Applied   For  Under Land Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for: ���������  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B.  C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Hates Moderate.  A. Haukks, Prop.        Pbnticto.v, B.C.  HOLLAND.  FRENCH  AND JAPAN  bulbs for fall planting.  Seeds-Trees-Flanns  for the farm,  garden,  lawn or  conservatory.  Reliable approved varieties,, at  reasonable prices.  Please bcarin mind in placing yourorder  that onv fruit trees arc not grown from  cheap imported piece root grafts, but are  budded on whole root seedling grown on  our own grounds and from beariiig trees  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps and  Spraying Material, Cut Flowers,  etc.    CATALOGUE FREE.  Oldest established nursery on tho mainland of B. C.  M.J.HENRY,  3oio Westminster Road,     Vancouver.  William Lowe, of B ranch, Keremeos, was in town Monday.  -  F. H. French and F. McKinley,  Hedley, are registered! at the Golden  Gate.  Mi", and Mrs. N. B. McFadden have  rented Mr. Nichol's cottage and are  living in it.  D. McLeod, of Stemwinder Camp, is  spending a few days with his friends  in Fairview.     ��������� .  The customs house at Osoyoos, built  by Mr. Melville "of Midway, is ready  for the inspector.  The latest arrivals are Mr. Grant  and family from Maroon valley. His  children are attending public school.  The wave of prosperity is coming  this way and the outlook is bright  with hope. ,  Merchants" are doing a fairly good  business. At least they are not constantly howling about the financial  crisis.  Report has it that the S. O. L. Co.  has purchased the Richter ranch at  Osoyoos except 7 acres reserved.  A barber is now established at the  Golden Gate and his shave and haircut are* all right.  Rev. Geo. A. Wilson, Supt of Presbyterian missions, will address the  citizens of Fairview "on Sunday Jan.  19th at 10:30 a. m.  L. W. Shatford and 'Dr. White have  been spending a few days in town and  at the Stemwinder, and are wearing  smiles at the good appearance of their  property.  Mr. McGillivary's services at the  stemwinder continue to draw large  congregations and for the past two  weeks excellent musical services were  provided, Mrs.' Russel being the organist.  Mrs. Hine for the Sunday School  and the Rev. Mr. Cameron for the  Congregation gave very satisfactory  financial reports yesterday. The attendance at the evening service breaks  the record.  I. L. Denrdorft' came across from  Kereineos on Friday. The windfalls  are no respecter of persons. Mr. Dear-  dorffs saddle horse had to navigate  around a large tree that had possession  of the right of way near the summit  of the trail.   The road is now open.  Mr. Carmichael, having finished the  stable and corral at Osoyoos, is back  in Fairview. The stable is for six  horses. The. corral is 100 x 50 ft., with  a partition 100 feet, making two compartments 100 x 25 ft. The posts are 7  ft. above and 3 ft. in the ground.,  W. A. McLean was "here last week  looking over the ground with the object of taking the contract for putting  up 1,800,000 feet of logs for the S. O. L.  Co. The lumber is required for the  large flume which they will put in  next summer between Fairview and  the U. S. boundary.  The Fairview Young people's Club  was organized on Wednesday January  8th. The officers for the ensuing  year are: Allister Brown, President,  Eva Campbell, Secretary, and Eugene  Campbell, Supt. of games. For a few  weeks the work will be principally  along social lines. The Club is under  the direct supervision of the officers  of the Sunday School.  ;-.' "To make two blades of grass grow  where only one grew before " has been  declared an achievement both worthy  of honor'and sufficient to  satisfy the  ambition of good, men, but it pales into  'insignificance alongside that of transforming leagues of sun-scorched wastes  into broad fertile acres of wealth and  plenty.     The latter is what has been  accomplished   at   Penticton   by   the  Southern Okanagan Land Company in  less than three years' time.  ' The month of January may not be  considered an opportune time for visiting and inspecting rich ureas of fruit  land recently brought under cnltiva-  | tion,   but the  January days of last  week   at   Penticton   resembled   more  those of late October or November in  other "climates.   Although at a point  fifty miles north of the 49th parallel, a  mild spell  had taken all the frost out  of the ground and mud was flicking  from the buggy wlieels when spinning  along over the rich  soil on the new  roadways   that   have   been    recently  made through these lands.  - In  being driven over the estate by  Mr. L. W. Shatford. M. P. P., resident  manager,  memory would stray back  fifteen years to recall the conditions  that   prevailed,    and   if , only  Capt.  Shorts, pioneer navigator of Okanagan  lake, could re-appear on the scene to  express his views on  the transformation, or to "point the moral and adorn  the tale" the writer's joy would have  been complete.,  It was in the early fall of 1904 that  L. W. Shatford, of Fairview, obtained  from Mr. Ellis an option on his lands  frpm nine mile pointto the U. S. boundary and induced his  brother, W. T.  Shatford, of Vernon, to join him in the  enterprise.   Prior to that time, Leslie  Hill  had  had/ several options on the  land,  and the writer remembers  the  disappointments as.these expired with"  nothing definite being done.   His long  residence   at   Fairview   showed  Mr.  Shatford that the hope of the district  lay in the subdivision of  this magnifi-  cient area,  and possibly   none 'more  than he felt how  much depended on  the proper handling of it.   That fall of  1904 was a  busy anxious time for the  Messrs. Shatford *who trusted no one  to do the work for them, but took advantage   of   their extensive  business-  connections  with eastern  capitalists,  to have the scheme which was a bold  and comprehensive one underwritten.  The end of the  year saw  the feat accomplished in spite of adverse influences and powerful  combinations  working against   them.     The   sum   to he  underwritten in order to carry through  the scheme which was taken in hand  was a-large one���������possibly somewhere  in the neighborhood of $400,000, more  or less���������for it had  to provide for the  purchase of 33,000 acres of land,  much  of it the choicest to be found in the  province,  and 3,000 head of cattle ; to  subdivide, irrigate,  build roads, dams  &c.   The  task of financing it was undoubtedly colossal,  and among business men and investors whose transactions were in large figures, prophecies of a fall-down  were plentiful.    If  any one thing more than another contributed to crown  their efforts  with  success it- was  the absolute openness  with    which    they    presented    their  scheme  to those who were asked to  invdst.    Every  detail was dealt with  on hard and fast business lines,  with  plentiful discounting at all points to  leave safe  margins,  and the roseate  element was eliminated at this stage.  Better have it come later���������and get it  in participation rather than anticipation.    The wisdom of this course is  now a;nply demonstrated  in the expressions   of  appreciation  and confidence which come from share-holders,  who find themselves in possession  of  gilt-edged stock  that has already increased over fifty per cent in value for  thein, and who have found that profits  and advances have exceeded any and  all representations made to them when  their stock was underwritten.  But the placing of the stock in face  of such obstacles as were presented to  them, although great in itself, and especially so in view of the. fact Chat this  was almost an initial venture, there  being no other scheme of like magnitude that they could cite to help to  inspire confidence, was trivial after all  in comparison., with the work'and care  which has been given to the project by  the resident managers, Messrs. W. T.  and L. W. Shatfoid.     .  It was only in the beginning of 1905  that the. Southern Okanagan Land Co.  Limited, was organized with i\ capital  of $500,000 on completion of subscription, and it was not until the spring of  1905 that the actual work of transformation of the entire scene began.' It  was upon W. T. Shatford that the  burden of organization and carrying  out of the work and the mastering of  minutest details fell, for L.'W. Shatford had his parliamentary duties to  attend to besides ��������� business interests in  Hedley and Fairview; nevertheless tlie  work'and welfare of the company has  had atall times the premier place in  his regard.  F. H.-Latimer, C. E.. was engaged as  resident engineer and placed in charge  of the work, which included subdivision  of the land, laying out of a new town-  site and most of all, the laying out and  completion of an irrigation scheme  which was to supply all the bench and  bottom land from nine mile point to  lake Skaha (formerly known as Dog  lake), a distance of about 15 miles.  For the subdivision of the lands, other  engineers were required to assist as  activity in land sales hnrriedthis work.  Then there were the cattle and the old  ranch to look' after, the former being  given to the care of Val Haynes, who  had long been in the employ of T. Ellis  and thoroughly conversant with his  methods. ���������  A new townsite, on which the new  Penticton is situated, was laid out on  the level ground to the west of the old  one, and to remove a ground of irrita-  ON KROGER MOUNTAIN  Considerable Work Is  ,   Done on Both Sides  of the Line.  Being  DIVIDEND MINE IS TAKING OUT ORE  Completion "of the V. V. & E. Has Given  Encouragement to Claim-owners, and  Ore That Will Stand Shipping Will  Now Be, Realized On.  *. (Oroville Gazette.)  " Uncle Sam" N; B. Kelsey, the elongated pioneer of 3-K.Fla'tf, was in town  one day the first of the week, accompanied by'J. T. Murphy, who is also  interested in mining property on Kru:  ger mountain. The gentlemen report  that a great deal of work is going on  at the. seveial mining properties on,  Kruger mountain, and that some excellent ore bodies are being opened up  as a result.  Mr. Kelsey hhs had a force of three  men at work on the Kelsey group of  15 claims since last September and*has-  just completed the annual assessment  work. Mr. Kelsey has interested with '  him in the property several eastern  capitalists and it is the intention of the  company to apply for a patent to the  property during the coming year. A  large amount of work has been done  and the property is showing up among  the bestin the district.  On the Contact in the same locality  J. T. Murphy and Win. Green have  just finished the annual assessment,  and besides a great deal of surface work  have a tunnel 30 feet- under ground.  There are five claims in the group and  the owners will probably continue the  work there until they haye at least-  completed the assessment for 1908."  Like all other properties on the mountain the Contact group has excellent  showings.  Manager Carmen is operating the  Golden Chariot property for W. H.  Thomas and associates, of Spokane.  The Golden Chariot is one of the best  tion  the S. O. L. Co.  bought out the  knQWn pw>pwties on the mountllill  old townsite. Extensive drainage improved the condition of the new town-  site and reclaimed a considerable tract  of meadow land between it and the  Okanagan river.  When the S. O. L. Co. took over the  Ellis estate possibly about forty people  would make up the entire population.  Now it is claimed to be over 800. One  little shack could accommodate the  school population three years ago;  during the past year a new 4-roomed  school house, was put up, three rooms  of which are now occupied and the  fourth is expected to be in use during  the present year. Most lines of trade  are represented, and the class of buildings that have gone up are modern  and attractive.  Continued Next Week.  NO SCARCITY OF LABOR.  Phoenix Camp Flooded with Work Seekers���������Dominion Copper Co. May  Resume in Few Weeks.  (Nelson N^ws.)  Phoenix, Jan. 0.���������Since tho reopening of the Gran by mines in this camp  there has been a steady influx  of the  unemployed from every quarter of the  compass.   After a several weeks' closedown it has been impossible for the  Granby Co.  to put its mines in full  operation at once,  but some men are  being added daily, there probably he-  ing-300 now at work.    With the large,  number now in  camp, however, and  still arriving by every train, there are  more, than enough to fill all positions  now ready for them,  and it would be  well for those seeking employment not  to come to Phoenix at present���������unless  they have some funds.   The Granby is  the only property working here just  now, and those coming now and expecting to be put at work at once will  be disappointed.     A   little later  the  mine, force will be increased,  and probably other mines may be reopening  also, when there -will  be employment  for many more men,  hut at present  there are scores in the camp who have  nothing to do.  According to announcement, the Dominion Copper Co. is scheduled to hold  the annual meeting of the corporation  S. T. Stanton has a force -of men at  work on property owned by him in  the same vicinity, and Spokane parties  have just finished the assessment work  on some claims farther down the  mountain near Copper lake.  All the properties mentioned above  are on the American side of the International boundary. Just across , the  line and adjoining some of these clainis  is the well known Dividend mine,  where a force of-men is at present employed.  Numerous other good properties iii  that locality are not working just now.  Taking everything into consideration,  the mining iudustry on Kruger mountain would appear to have a bright  future before it. The ores there are  generally copper and are for the most  part high grade.  at the registered office in this province,  in Phoenix, ������n Monday. Jan. 27, when  the annual report of the condition of  the company and its mines and smelter  in the Boundary is expected to be  made.  This company ceased operation in  October last, due to the same cause of  stoppage by the Granby, B. C. Copper  and Snowshoe concerns, namely, the  high operating costs and low price of  copper. Now that the Granby company has resumed operations again,  and is running already in almost full  swing, it is currently reported, but as  yet without confirmation, in the absence of W. C. Thomas, the manager,  in Salt Lake City, that the company  will shortly resume operations and ore  shipments on an extensive scale. It is  considered not unlikely that this will  be done after the annual meeting of  three weeks hence, or some time in  February.  the  larger  Wouldn't it be a good idea for  P. 0. department to provide a  slit for letters. The one now in use  isn't good for anything much larger  than a number 7 envelope. A dainty  little mouth may be all right on a  pretty girl, but when a fellow wants  to mail letters requiring official envelopes, his reflections if not unspeakable  are verging closely on the unprintable. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   JANUARY 10,   1908.  Similkameen Advertiser.  Issued on Thursdays, by the liism.ia- Gazkttk  Pkintixg AND 1'UUI.ISIIl.VG Co.MPA.VV.  1.,imitk!>.'  at Hed'lcy, B.C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Voar....  Six MootliK.  .S2.0G  Advertising Rates  Measurement, 12 linos to tho inch.  Land Notices���������Ocrtilieutos of improvement. <'tc.  S7.00 for 00-day notices, and $5.00 for HO-day  notices. ��������� ���������������������������' : '        , ������������������  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  'inch, $1.00 for-one-insertion, '2a cents for  each subsequent insertion.   Over one inch,  .10 cents nor line for llrst insertion and o  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients'payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  ������1 .!!;>: over 1 inch and up to 1 inches, ������1.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  ���������   taking larger space than  four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size'of space and length  of time. ���������  'Advertisements will be changed once every  mouth if advertiser desires,'-without any extra  charge."For changes nftoner than once a month  the   price of "composition, will be ohargodat  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in tlie ollico by noon on Tuesday to.secure  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEGRAW, Managing h'ditor.  Full'Moon.  :. :      18th  Last quar.  ������ith.  1008  New Moon  3rd  Pir>  JAN.  it quar.  10th.  190S  Sun. Mon.Tiies. Weil. Tlui. Fri. Sat.  got hold of many foreigners  working in the mines, ,,By ra'il-  iiig agiiinst-f.cpi'por^tioitis and; hi-  j chiding!bahks as tlie worst kind.  i he Jcept   them- from   banking  ��������� their money and induced  them  to leave  it with him.    It seems  i.iio; incredible that men could be so  'gullible as not to see through  a fraud so transparent and refuse to be dictatedto by him.  While the men were at work  'the'., process of absorption of  'theill savings went on too slowly for him and he conceived it  to be to his interest to quicken  it by keeping theth around him  in idleness until such tinie as he  was ready to have them go to  work again. It has ever been  the way that man could be exploited bv his fellowhian. Oc-  casiqnally' large-hearted dreamers could see the .good time  coming when     '    J, ^..  "Man to man the warld o'er  :-.. Will 'hritjiei*' be an' a' that," '  but it would seem that it is as  far off as ever when one looks  around- and sees the things that  are being done in the name of  humanity.  NOTICE.  1836  THE BANK OF  12  13  20  27  14  21  28  1  S  15  22  29  9  10,  2.'?  30  10  2-1  31  4  11  IS  ,(;y Certificate of Improvements.  '  '.' ���������-,  /'<!. .     ������������������-.-   LONG SHOT,: MAPLE. LEAF and SELKIRK  .Mineral Claims, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Yale District   Where  .'.., located:   On Dividend-Mountain.   '  TAKE NOTICE that I, Clins. A. 'stoess, of  "   Keremeos. acting as agent for XV. J. Gar-  butt, Free Miner's Certificate Xo. B70<>0; S.J.  Cavanagh, Free Miner's Cortiricalo No. ii 71!N):  R. D. Mitchell, .Free Minci's C'ertificato No. H  10032, intend, sixty;diiys fioin date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for Certificates  of lmprov^iiiicnts, for.tho. purpose of obtaining  Crown Grants of the above claims.  .   And .further, take notice that action, under  section 87, must be commenced bcfoie the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  ,  ' Dated this loth day of January, A. D. 11)08.  1-10    " , C. A. STOESS.  :<ii'-S  NOTICE.  EDITORIAL  COMMENTS  ���������-T-1 ie .absurd--incident at Fernie  recently when--, a run on the  branch of the Canadian Bank  of Commerce in that town was  brought about by the use of  Ivina- circulars, has a serious  side as well as a ridiculous one.  The printed circulars.made use  of among the foreign element  employed in the coal mines  stated that directors of the  bank'lost nine million dollars'in  Wall street speculation and  that the bank was crippled to  such an extent thereby that it  could only pay a part of its obligations to depositors. These  foreigners who had their savings in the bank Avere easily excited and swallowed the story  with the result that they all  rushed to withdraw their mon  ey, causing some inconvenience  and annoyance to  the branch  aforesaid.    It lias been learned  that the printed matter put  in  circulation to cause this trouble  has been traced to socialists  in  the east,  aud in all probability  more will be  heard  concerning  it, when sufficient evidence has  been obtained to locate responsibility.    The offence is  a  very  serious one and had the institu-  . tion aimed at been Jess strongly  intrenched   in tlie confidence of  the public  or its finances in less  favorable condition,  the results  from such   a  movement  might  have been disastrous; but it  so  happens in   this  case   that  the  disparity   in   strength   between  the assailants and   the  assailed  is so great as to   provoke  little  more than amusement.    iVevej--  theless  the offence is the same  and. the offence is the same and  and severest punishment should  be meted out.  The unreasoning  hatred of anything in the shape  of a corporation which has been  instilled   into   working-men   in  most of cases by men who will  not work  themselves  but who  live as  parasites  on  the  earnings of those who  do work,  is  to-day the  main  stock-in-trade  of   the   walking-delegate    and  professional  agitator.     During  the long coiil strike  of  1003  in  the Crowsnest,  the  settlement  was delayed for weeks  by one  foreign saloon-keeper who had  ; The Gazette has been asked  what the status of a gambling  debt is and whether  it can  be  collected.     It  certainly cannot  be collected by any process  of  law,  and neither can the party  against|whoni it is fciaimed, bie  considered in any legal sense to  owe . it.    To call it a debt of  honor is to altogether, misname  it, for there is nothing about it  bmV dishonor,   and  the  proper  thing to  do is .to  dishonor, it.  Its status in'la wjs. precisely the  same as'ithat of the surplus swag  that a thief steals  but, cannot  carry off with  him.     As  well  might the thief try to establish  his  right of possession in  the  booty which  drops  out of his  arms by the  wayside  while be  hurries ���������'off,  as the  gambler to  make anyone jmy hint a gambling  debt.    The code of honor  which should stand highest with  the  true  citizen is to obey the  laws of the country in which he  either enjoys the benefits of citizenship or in. which he is temporarily residing ;   and in Can-;  ada gambling is outside the pale  of the law, and as such, should  also be outside the x^ale of honor.    If you are fool enough and  knave enough to  engage in an  unlawful   pursuit or  diversion  with gambling sharks and lose  your money, don't  be fool enough also to make  bad  worse-  by paying the aforesaid gambling shark or anybody else, under  the false notion  that it is  any debt of h on or.    A Ca nad iai i  law passed by the federal  government and placed on the statutes  of Canada  is   law for the!  Certificate of Improvements.  ZERO. JACK FROST, MOLLIE and PHYLLIS Mineral Claims, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Yale District    Where  ���������, i; located:   Camp' Hedley. l  TAKENOTICE that I, Chas. doll. Green, as  agent for O. A;'���������(.'.' Steward, F. M. C. No.  5806, and for A. R. Harrow,  F. M. C. No. .  intend, sixty days from date hereof, to apply to  the Mining Recorder, for Coitilleatos of Improvements, for the purpose ot obtaining' Ciown  Grants of the above claims. , *.  And further take notice tliat action, under  Section'37,'must be commenced befoic the issuance of such Certificate of Improvement*..  Dated this 5th day of No\ ember, A.D. 1U07.  'lti-10       '       '    0. dkB. GREEN, Agent.  This Bank has a record behind it of nearly three quarters of  a century of successful banking in Canada, with assets  increasing every year until thejr now exceed $59,000,000.  Money Advanced on reasonable terms.    U Drafts bought arid  sold.     U Sale   Notes*   cashed or taken for collection.'  11 Money Orders and Letters of Credit issued, payable in the leading cities of, the world.    (  Escrows'in 'connection with 'Mining Deals''given special  attention.  Hedley   BranchJ  L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  ooseGcosoeeoQceoooooooccooscoooeoooeooi!  NOTICE.  "������.  lagerii Townships Bank  '     Established 1859 "~  CAPITAL AND RESERVE, $5,000,001)  Head Office :   SHERBROQKE, QUE.  70 BRANCHES IN CANADA  ������  Keremeos Branch,   ���������    ���������   J. fl. R. Rome, Manager  Certificate of Improvements.  C", "IRISH BOY, "GOLDEN ZONE"  and "SILVER "HELL" Mineral Claims,  situate in'jtho Osoxoos Milling Division ot  Vale District. AVhoio located: Quait/  Camp.   -..   ;.-..-  TAKE NOTICE'that 1, Chas. dell. Giccn. a.s  iigentfor.l. .I. Millie, F.M C. No JJ 5530,  Paul Brodhngon, F;M.C. No li,Vvl3, and .lames  Murphy, F.M.C. No. H ull, intend, sixty cl.ijs  from date hereof,, to apph to tho Mining Recorder for Certificates ot Impio\ ements. tor  the purpose of obtaining Crown Giants ot the  above claims;   ,/  And further bike notice that action, undei  section ,'J7, must be commenced bcfoie the issuance of such Certificates ol Jmpio\ ements.  Dated this 5th day of No\ emboi, A.D 1!XV7.  Bgaease^E3awMriu^M-',afyagazsia  HOIELSIMILKflMEEN   ��������� HEDUY, B. 6..    "   "'  ���������15-10  Curl), GREEN, Agknt.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  "King Edwahd" and "NioimrAiviv" Mineral.  Claims,* situated in the Osoyoos Mining  '���������      Division of Yale District.   Where located :   On Susap Creek.  TAKE NOTICE that I. R. H. Parkinson, free  miner's certificate No. l$ot>7f>, intend, sixty  days from date hereof, to apply to the .Mining  Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for  the purpose of .obtaining Crown Grants of-the  above claims. ��������� .  And Further take notice'that action,:under.  Section 37, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of improvements.  Dated this 28th day of October, A.D. 1807:      '  1 '1  43-10  R. H. PARKINSON.  TflE, LEADING HOTEL OF THE SIMlLKfVM&EN VALLEY  -   ^       '' . ���������  This house is new and strictly 'first class  in  iivtii-y respect,   being equipped with all  modern conveniences ���������electric, lig-ht,  tele-  '  phone, bnths, etc.       :  :       Rates moderate.     -  NOTICE.  In the matter of the Land Registry Act and in  the matter of Title to Lots 13 and "M, Block  '  2. Map 137, Eastern Addition, Hedley City.  WHEREAS the certificate of title of Harvey  Tingloy, being Certificate of Title No. 10,9(J0 A,  to the above hereditaments has been lost or  destroyed and application has been made to me  for a duplicate thereof: , ,  ���������NOTICE is hereby given t"a-b a duplicate  certificate of title to the above hereditaments-  will be issued at the expiration of one month  from'the date of first publication hereof, unless  in tlie meantime valid objection to the contrary  bo made to mo in writing.  AV. II. EDMONDS,  District Registrar,  hand Registry Office, . ' .    .  Kamloops, li. C, Dec. 13th. UW7.  ���������19-i  NOTICE  TO    ELECTRIC,  USERS. '  LIGHT  OWING to a shortage of power, it may be  necessary to tlie operation of the plants  of this Company that tho Town Lighting Service be discontinued at any moment during the  next four months, either temporarily or for tlie  period named. Users of the light arc therefore  ,     , .,   r. 1 .  ..   . , 1 notified hereby to prepare for such an enicr-  WllOle   Ot   Canada,   and it IS Tiotigency.   Whenever possible, two hashes of the  .,,.., . ,, .    -,.     lamps will be given  ten  minutes before the  ���������within tlie province or any nidi- I circuit is opened.  Proprietor.-  .^������'������^i������Mra^Mfefe^fe^i������fe������4fe^^  A'idnnl or any constable ol: the  law in British Columbia to say  Avhat federal law shall be operative or AvJiat law shall be inoj)-  erative in this province. That  public sentiment should be as  lax in this matter as it appears  to be is most deplorable. " O,  tenrpora! O, mores!"  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  DALY REDUCTION CO., Ltd.  Hedley, B.C.. Nov. 5lh, 1(107.     . 13-11  WHEN YOU HANKER FOR  Fresh Beef,     Pork or Mutton  Cared Meats,     Fish or Poultry  GALLUP PHONE No. 5  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  JR.o.JoE������Rfl������NiD)5  io ISiyiteteir"1  X  I  i  i  i  I  I  ;  X  X  Kto*W%**J*.*m������JPM*W^^  Notice of Dissolution.  Trade Marks  Designs ���������  Copyrights &o.  Anyone sending n sketch and description may  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  invention ia probably patentable. Communications strictly conadentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free. Oldest nponcy^or^securinKpatents,  Patents taken through Munn &  special notice, without clinrco, in the  recelvd"  A handsomely Illustrated weekly. I.nrcest circulation of any scientific Journal. Terms, $3 a  rear: four months, $1. Sold by all newsdealers.  1UNN1 Co.36,Bfoadwa*Jew York  Branch piape. 62f F St.. Washinaiton, D. C.  NOTICE is hereby given that tho partnership  formerly subsisting between John Gillim  mid .)ohn ISrendt Urun, as manufacturers of  carbonated bevcniges, under the name of the  .Siinilkameen Mottling Works, wasdissolved by  mutual consent', on January AStli. 1UU7, the date  upon which John Rrendt Brun assigned his  purtnei'ship ilitercst in said concern to John  Lillian. All debts owing to the said partnership  ate to be paid to John Oillan, of Hedley, Jl. C,  and all claims against the said partnership arc  to be presented to the said John Gillan, by  whom the siimc will be settled.  ���������JOHN   GILLiAN.  1-n JOHN  B. BRUN.S  Try  .VVVWNVC^XSKk.  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating. THE  HEDLEY ��������� GAZETTE,   JANUARY   1(3,   1908.  ��������� muniiiii   ~i~r 11|     "��������� i~"^-ri ������������������������������������ -,  lEV'ELY'3  STAB L E  <|V  'Headquarters for all Stage Lines  >(! Express Office in Connection"'  l[  c ������ Your \v:uit*> for Lis cry or Team  T*       Work will be attended to  ������3 by culling i'lurno 12.  O  f.    ,  ^   ������I  F.   REVELY,  lUWilitVW  Ptt.Y.1 V WU.-JI WWMM  Town and District.  fcisa: ������*������&3s afcfefttato <aSo������< Ji *3������s������fl tafe'.sfe'.Sa'iflig  i  i  ft*  ������'  K  at  THE  iGrsat N05(i6rn  Hotel'  Princeton  Vif'  -ft'-,  ft"  Kv.  ,1. f  "'/'Is noted over the entire dist-  ^j.rictfor excellence of both table  "'J:   :   :   :       and1 bar.       :   :   :   :  r  All the -wants of the travelling  ..j public   carefully   attended   to.  ������  X  X  X  X  .X  'X  X  3  X  X  X  I  X  X  I  X  I  ITO THEJ  toeiilna Public:  '} If you want a  \- good stable  -J., and prime feed  ,!. for your horse  ���������'    : :. call on  : :  SAM'L D. HIN.E  Livery & Feed Stable  t  FAIRVIEW,    -    -  P.flLft;6Eu.;-;.;.  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables   HEDLEY,. B.C. ������������������  A.good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.    II Orders for Teaming,  proiriptly attended to.'  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  -, A town is known by the ads. in its  local papers.���������Ex.   True for you. '  Mrs,. J. J. Marks is ill at the Golden  Zone. Dr. Whillans was called there  on Monday.  .EmilF. Voigt and wife, of Copper  Mountain, passed'through Hedlevlast  week on their way to Portland, Ore.  , Send for our descriptive Catalogue  of Nursery stock. Address,���������The  Riverside Nurseries, Grand Porks, B.C.  /There were strenuous 'times* about  this time last year. It was mighty  ,cjold too in spite of all its strenuous-  .ness. '   ��������� _'    ^  :i.'>Anyone who wants to buy an icehouse with its supply of lumber and  sawdust, apply at this office.  ,;And now there is anxiety for the ice  crop. Here it is the middle <of January and the\ Similkameen river still  open. . ''  iPaiil Brodhagen was in .town 'tin  Saturday and Monday. He is busy in  connection with transportation of the  stamp mill to the Golden Zone.  .j-It looks as if McKhmey was to have  another period of shut-down'. They  are now busy tiiking out the pumps  and piping.  .Hedley readers will learn with regret the bereavement that has befallen  Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Burritt, in Vancouver, in the loss of their infant son,  James'Augustus. v  '''Foster in his weather report frequently talks of "radical disturbances."  Dpesn't the bloomin' soak know that  radicals are always kicking up a disturbance.  , Miss Elliott, Kingston Ave., does all  kinds of plain sewing, mending, pressing; and renovating gentlemen's clothing &c. Orders may be left with Mrs.  Lyon.  ��������� "Invitations aie out for a dance at  Otter Flat given by Mr. and Mrs. W. J.  Henderson to celebrate the opening of  their new hotel. A number of I-Ierl-  leyites are counting on taking it in.  Geo. L. Center of Vancouver, died  there last week of cancer. He was  vyelWknown in Penticton where he had  bought valuable acreage property  from the S. O. L. Co. and intended to  make that his home.  .:;No, the editor doesn't want to' sell  His ice.    The. ice-house referred  to  as  Hockey'Skates, Sticks &c. at J.. A.  Nesbitt's, Penticton.  Rtiht., Wood, the father of Greeu-  woodjus a candidate, for the mayoralty.  The 'Phoenix Pioneer has  subscri-  pay his subscrip-  Antl   the editor  'Phone 1,1.  -   INNIS  BROS.   Proprietors.  ���������at  K  .at  .at  .at  at  V:  %  x  A  %  X  X  X  X  X  I  -8  'X  JS  X  X  a  X  X  X  X  %  X  I  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  at  ���������.at  .at  at  ..at  i  ���������s  *  i  f  .at  at  H  ���������!������  at  ���������K  *f  ���������K  at  at  at  at  St  .at  at  at  ^������^sos;#v^tft  ���������   Great Northern ,  Hotel'  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar ��������� first-class.    Rates   moderate.  JOHN LIND,   Proprietor  Notice of Forfeiture.  To \V. .lames Sinclair and any person or persons to whom he may have transferred any  int-crcst. in the "Sacramento" mineral claim,  situated on Nickel Plate mountain, hi the  Osoyoos Division of Yale District.  "\701T uro hereby required to take notice that  z I have expended lor assessment and for recording curtitlcate of work on I lie above named  claim, ������102.,r)0 being the expenditure necessary  to enable me to hold said claim, and you are  ��������� hereby required to contribute your share or  proportion oTsuch expenditure, together with  all costs of advertising. If you fail or refuse to  contribute such amount, including advertising,  within ninety ((XI) days of llrst publication of  this notice in tho Hedley Gazette, your interest  will become vested in me, your co-owner, under the provisions of the "Mineral Act and  Amending Acts."  Dated this 17th day of October. 1007.  ���������11-11  W."A.   ITAINING.  ADVERTISE IN THIS GAZETTE !  being for sale is the one east of the  butcher shop on Webster St. Everyone should provide means for keeping  cool during.the coming boom.     '  A. T. Kirkpatrick, a well known  lawyer of Toronto^ prominent in military circles, and son of the late Lieut-  Governor, George A. Kirkpatrick, died  at Vernon last week. Lung trouble  compelled him to give up his practice  in Toronto to seek health in the mountain's-.' ' '"."'.���������������������������  Mr. J. H. Kennedy, chief engineer of  the V. V. & E. drove up to Hedley on  Tuesday, accompanied by his secretary, K. G. Hankinson. While here  he looked into the matter of the Indian whose remains are said to be  llitried on the right of way at the lower-; end of smelter flat, at the. request  of/an Indian who lives down below  Keremeos. '  ���������������������������F. P. Howard is making a good showing on his V. V. & E. grading contract  at the lower end of smelter flat. The  cut is not deep but it is long, and thei^e  is a deep fill to meet the. north end of  the dump from the bigrocl^cub. Some  Indian bodies had been buried in that  vicinity before the burying place now  iii use by them was set apart, and the  grader's are keeping a sharp lookout  for the remains.  That indisponsible compendium of  useful information, the Canadian Almanac is out for li)0S. This is the  Mist year of publication, and its publishers, the Copp, Clark'Co. of Toronto, continue year by year to add new  features of interest and value to the  book which has now grown to ISS  pages. It is almost the best four hits  worth of value that anyone can get  hold of. Fifty cents is the. price at  which the publishers issue it.  An old Scotch saying had it that  the days were "a cock's stride langcr  on auld New Years." What is known  as "Auld New Years" is January 12th  under our present or Gregorian stylo  of time-keeping. Our Scotch progenitors were somewhat fanciful in their  choice of a standard of measurement.  Nowadays we want something more  definite than a "cock's stride". Today, January 10th, we find that the  gain in daylight since the winter solstice amounts to 3-1 minutes, made up  of a gain of 2S minutes in the evening  and six minutes in the morning. From  now on the gain in the morning will  be much more rapid than it has been  during the past three weeks.  her who wanted to  tion   twice    over,  wouldn't let him.  ��������� Dr. Jackson, dentist of 18 years successful practice in Vancouver became  enamoiedof the Okanagan climate  ami has taken up his abode in Penticton where he.will practice, his profession.  Anyone who wants to take in the  Otter Flat dance should call up phone  14. Unless enough will go in to make  np a loud, some who would like to take  the outing may not want to tackle the  trip.  Those who think of taking in the  Otter Flat ball should get in touch  with others like, inclined. J. lnnis is  ready to get up a load. The sleighing  is all right down as far as Pinto's.  The return 'trip including the dance  could be marie in two days with 80  miles of a sleigh ride.  A' glance at the metorological tables  and a comparison of the temperature  readings of last week with those of the  corresponding-week a year ago, will  show how easy we are being let off  this winter. Here we are with half  the month of January gone, and the  lowest mean temperature for any week  ���������has been that of 23.78 for the week  ending Dec. 21, and the lowest average minimum for the same week was  only 18.71 degrees.  John Love ��������� went to Princeton on  Monday, and the ��������� per-lucid 'mellow  tones of Jack Way radiated over the  phone from central like - the cheery  warble of returning robins in the  springtime. Jack's "all-1 right," with  the rising inflection on the "right", on  the. principle that "a soft answer turn-  eth away wrath," is calculated toT  silence and subdue cuss words in the  most perturbed  breast.  BEEF CORDIAL  KEREMEOS NOTES.  W. G. Mattice is preparing to build  a bouse on his fruit ranch, lot 7.������  Miss Patterson and Miss Campbell,  our Scotch friends, left heio for Vancouver last week.  The young men of the- party of  Christmas visitors at Mr. Coleman's  went out last week.  Last week skating was enjoyed by  many young people here, but now the  ice is soft. ���������;.       .''..������������������  Mrs.,AVm. Mattice. one of our late  arrivals is on the sick list. A long  journey and a cold is the cause.  Mr. McDonald and the visitors from  Manitoba are viewing'the land of the  beautiful valley   to-day.  Ore from the Dolphin mine is being  loaded into a.car to be shipped to the  smelter at Northport,  Mr. Samson, of the Oroville'branch  of the Washington Commercial Co. is  in town to-day.  . The Rev. Geo. A. Wilson, Supt.  Presbyterian Missions in B. C. is expected to be at Keremeos next Sunday, Jan. 19th at 7:30 p. m.  A. J. Gordon, Winnipeg, W. J. Ede,  Penticton and . R. Mathison, Greenwood are registered. at the Central  Hotel,      "  'Dr. M. D. McEwen has rented one  of the new cottages on Seventh Ave.  His residence and office will be there  on and after Feb. 1st.  Thomas and Barcello are erecting  a building 25 x 40 ft for a reading and  billiard room. , It is on lot 10, Seventh  Ave.  Mr. .Saunders is getting the lumber  on his" lot for an up-to-date barber  shop: He will have bath rooms in  cocnoctiou with it.  Your correspondent was mistaken  when he reported the election of auditors by the directors of the Fruitgrowers Exchange ,on Jan. 6th.  It is reported that a man from the  north is responsible for the absence of  R. Ehnhirst's two cows and calf. Such  conduct should not be allowed to go  unpunished. The cattle were found  at the Indian's ranch south of Delmar.  C. A. Macdonald, of Keremeos, and  Geo. S. Lawrence. Moosejaw, of the  Beautiful Valley Land Company, with  G. A. Boulton, Winnipeg, and Geo.  Cranipton and J. A. Brown, of Mani-  ton Man., arrived by stage on Saturday.  FOR  Commercial Print in o  TRY THE  Gazette JoD Dept.  Get the  Habit!  II Many people are now  drinking Beef  Cordial.  *l Nothing like it to produce energy and vigor���������  no matter whether taken  at 11 a. m.v or 11 p. m.  ���������  X  X  ���������  X  ���������  X  1" We have just received  a shipment of this line in  16, 4, 2 and 1 oz. sizes.  SML4TF0RDS, LIMITED  FAIRVIEW  AND   HEDLEY.  Keremeos Mew Townsite  Now On the Market. =====  The V. V.-.'& E. Raihyay Station will be in the  centre of the town.  Now is the time to get your lots, before the first  train comes up the  valley.   ��������� ,  Choice 1, 2.and 3 acre lots air around town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast,   Just a few  left.   Now is the time to double your money. ���������  For Full Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  ^ J. J. Armstrong, Manager  Town Lots  $IOO,   $200  and $250  i, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300, Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  When in Kereineos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE <������������ REITH, Prbprietors. J  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  .'-.������  ?������������������������?  Make the Farm Pay  A Fairbanks-Morse  Jack-of-All- Trades  GASOLINE ENGSME  will pump water, saw wood, shell corn,  run cream separator, in fact furnish  power for any purpose.  Evsry Farmer Should Have One.  Cut out this advertisement and send  it to  THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS CO., LIMITED.  101 Water St., VANCOUVER, B.G.  Please  send  me   (without  cost  to  mo)  your  catalogue  with  ifull   information  regarding your Gasoline Engine for farm- use.  8  NAME  TOWN  PROVINCE  aaflaamgflffiMMBMitoBiMiitMa^  IF3  PENTICTON LIVERY  FEED and STAGE STABLE  ESTABLISHED 1903 "-���������   .;���������.���������  COVERED   STAGE   CARRYING  PASSENGERS  & EXPRESS TO  1i FINE   NEW  ROYAL  MAIL,  ...Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton...  '! SPECIAL RIGS FOR TRAVELLERS & EVERY  ATTENTION PAID TO WANTS OF THE PUBLIC.  W. E. WELBY:  PROPRIETOR THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   JANUARY   10,   1908.  n in  Is A Good,  Safe  promising mines and prospects,  centre of the  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the famous "Nickel,  the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  It is iBhe mining and business  Similkanrnii  the nexv mining district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British CQlnmbla.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kootenay Railway; and with the advent of this road,  which is assured in the near future, it will' unquestionably  become a large and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns on money invested at the present time.  i  Scott Ave. (main st.) ....   $400 to $600  Other Streets...:    $206 to $400.  .... 1 fcii\iyl������5....  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  Invest Now.  JPiirclsase a few Lots before the Bailway Comes^^^  JFor .F*villF^eirtiouleirs, Maps Etc.,  ��������� f\V������F>I^*Y   TO-  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and flanager,  ty Townsite Go'y, Ltd.  -       -       HEDLEY, B.C.  FOSTER'S WEATHER BULLETIN  ';' Washington, D..C, Jan. 11.���������Last  bulletin gave forecasts of disturbances  to cross continent 11 to 15, warm wave  10 to 14, cool wave 13 to 17, g. c. valleys 18 to 20.. Warm wave will cross  Pacific slope about 16, g..c. valleys 18.  This will he one of the three most  severe disturbances of the month, and  will bring a period of warm dry weather. Jupiter will have almost entire  control of the weather, and those interested may observe what that great  planet can do in the, weather line. Unusually warm weather will prevail as  an average from Jan. IS to 29, at  at'which latter date the earth will pass  between Jupiter and the sun. "Meantime one severe, short cold wave will  occur.  This disturbance will cause severe  storms during its entire--movement  across the continent probably most  severe while it is crossing the central  valleys 18 to 20. The cold waves before and after this disturbance are not  expected to he severe. Not much rain  or snow will fall till after the 25.  On aud soon after January 11 a wave  of cold weather will be crossing the  continent- and temperatures will continue to rise for several days afterwards while dry weather will continue.  This very dry weather in the central  valleys in January may become a serious matter later in the season should  such a dfouth occur in June, July and  August as is expected in Jan., Feb.  and March it would cause a failure of  crops. Of such was the great drouth,  summer of 1901.  The Planet Maks.  Just   now   the.   astronomers   have  much  to say about Mars.    Theories  abort   that     planet  change   rapidly.  The canals of yesterday have  become  strips   of   vegetation   for   to-day.     I  would suggest that the  canals are. irrigation ditches about which it  would  be natural for vegetation  to grow.    I  cannot accept the theory  that Mars  receives much less heat from  the sun  than tlie earth does.    The degrees of  heat   received   by   a   planet depends  ^iiiore on its electric and magnetic connections with   other planets than on  its  relation to the sun.    If communication is ever established between  the  earth and Mars it will not be direct  but by way of magnetic currents and  connections.   These magnetic connections are  by way of magnetic poles,  the key of which will he given  to the  world when I give out my discoveries,  and how the discoveries were made.  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  at  Everything New and First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  i  at  ������;  I  i  at  K  at  at  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,  B. C.  THIS HOUSE  HAS RECENTLY' BEEN RENOVATED  AND REMODELLED, AND IS NOW IN FIRST  CLASS ORDER.   WHITE HELP ONLY.  A CHOICE STOCK OF THE BEST LIQUORS & CIGARS  McArthur <������b Guiney,   -   -   Proprietors  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for' the week  ending, Jan: 11:  AT THE JUNE.  ^ie������^������^*t������?������������?������^������������^^������������?^������^>?r������������MW������?^������e������?n>w������^i?>^>t������?������>?������?������?������?ti?������?������������������^������������^  Jan  >  0  7  8  0  10  11  Maximum  26  29  30  25  26  30  30  Minimum  11  14  20  14  II  16  .18  Average maximum temperature 28.  Average, minimum do 14.85  Mean temperature 21.42  Rainfall for the week   .     inches.  Snowfall       "       "       7.  COKKKSl'OXDI.VG WEEK OK LAST YKAK  Highest maximum temperature 34  do 27. lido -10  do           -3.57  do 11.78  AT THE MILL.  Maximum        Minimum  Jan 5 .. 40.     .. 29  44        .. 21  39        .'. 27  39        .. 27  42        .. 23  38       .. 22  32       .. 17  Average maximum temperature 39.14  Average minimum do 23.71  Mean do 31.42  Average maximum  Lowest minimum  Average minimum  Mean  n  0  7  8  9  10  11  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, rianager.  First  Class  in  Every Kespect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-  Princeton  Stage  Line.  KEREMEOS,  B. C.  2ame-.  Rainfall for the week    ,.32 inr  ihes  Snowfall for the week 0.  ��������� <  COKKKSi'ONDING  WKKK Ol' LAST  YEAH  Highest maximum temperatm  ���������e 10.  Average           do  do  9.28  Lowest minimum  do  -22.  Average  .       do  do  -9.85  Mean  do  -.7  When   writing  Advertisers,  Please  Mention the Gazette  _    (Dark ttan  3>orit tnhe our renrd fc  friul enter tfr* QTHe ptaiea prove  Jmir/MCOLUMBIA  I  tt.  k  SUBSCRIBE FOR  THE   GAZETTE!  CANADIAN   LAWN  BOWLEGS.  Handsomely Entertained nncl Warmly Wei.  epmed toy the' Pvovosr of ITirres, th������  L ������������������--' Birthplace of Lord Strathcona. -..'.'  "Alex. Yule, one of the Canadian  lawn bowlers who .recently \tourcd  Great Britain, writes from Aberdeen  ,911.'July 18, as follows:  The visit  of the lawn  bowlers   to  Torres,      the    birthplace    of    Lord  Strathcona,  was a grand innovation  of our program.     When it  was first  mentioned that such a visit  was requested    we could   not  see -how     it  could * ho granted,    but through the  persistent ellorts of the  worthy Provost  ol Forres,   who  would not   accept  our excuses,   we finally  arranged that our saloon carriage bo dropped'; from    the train', en route   from  Inverness  to  Aberdeen.    On   our    arrival wc were met at the station by  Provost Lawrence, wearing 'his roups  of oilice, a 'brilliant cloak ol scarlet  trimmed with white f,ur, and a cockade' hat.   Ho  extended  a.  welcoming  hand .to each member as we stepped  from   tho    carriage.   .The  rain    was  falling  ' in torrents,    but it,   by    no  means marred the enthusiasm of the  assembled crowds,  who cheered, as if  welcoming  royalt3'.   All   along     the  route   tho   royal  standard   ,of  Scotland  was displayed,  and- from  every  window    and door   waving handkerchiefs     and  Hags    were     Hying;    tho   .  children  crowded,    tho  streets,- ' and  gazed  with    interest as    wc   .passed  along.  -���������  An hour or two  was spent in the  hotel   in social  chat   with  the    Provost,   bailies and citizens,  until' din--  ner was announced,     when   we    partook of a repast equal to, if not surpassing, any we received in ,.sonie ' of  the  larger  cities.     The  Provost,    a  great  big man of- fine* physique and  larger  heart  occupied  the  chair, and  expressed ,in     warm  sentiments     his  pleasure on behalf of  the  citizens of  Forres at-the visit of tlie Canadians  and as a tribute of respect to their  esteemed and    honored   native, Lord  Strathcona.   The toast of the Cana-'  dians    was  responded to   and  drunk  with Highland honors, with one foot  on the - chair  and  one  on   the  table,  then three Highland cheers were given while the pipers pluyccl  "Will Ye   -  No  Come  Back  Again."   When    Mr.  Ruthvon  McDonald ,sung   ''Standard  on the Braes of Mar" tho climax was  reached and    health and    song    was  drunk in good old Highland  dew  to  Mr. McDonald.   ���������  Capt.  Anderson*implied: for the Canadians and thanked  the good people  of Forres  lor their,  welcome.  On our way to the station the  streets were lined with people ' and  from every window good-byes were  shouted. On our way, in -.passing tho  little ' whitc-.wushed, thatch-roofed  cottage, the birthplace of Lord  Strathcona' wc bared our heads and  gave three hearty cheers, which were  ���������acknowledged with a bow and a  shake of. her .apron from an old lady  who stood.at the door. Arriving at  the ��������� station with five minutes to  spare, Mr. Ruthvcn McDonald again  yielded to the demands made on him  and gave with great gusto the  "Maple Leaf," in the chorus: of which,  the members of the team joined,  making the station ring, much to the>  amusement of the assembled crowd*  and passengers. We shall not soon  forget this really kind Highland welcome, and shall look back upon - it  as one of the brightest events of our  tour.  Relative to our -tour, I may add  that. so far wc have not won a  match in Scotland; nor do we ex-���������  pect to, as we have to meet all the  best picked players of every district-  we visit. But if we cannot win  games we are making friends, arid  our mission will not have been fruitless if we have won the respect and -  esteem of those wc have come in  contact with, and in this way, as  bowlers, weld yet another link in  that great chain that binds the  brightest colony of the Empire to>  the Motherland. Our numbers are  now seriously reduced, and I aiu just  afraid that on our visit to Ireland  we shall not bo able to stay more  than three weeks.' Find enclosed a  sprig of heather, -plucked on tho  'battlefield of Cullodcn Moor, where  we lunched, through the hospitality  of the Inverness people, on Friday  last. All are well and thoroughly  enjoying themselves.  rite Flrn't Iron Brldg-e.  The first Iron bridge ever erected to.  the world and which is in constant use  at the present time spans a little riVet|  in the county of Salop, on the railroad  leading from Shrewsbury to Worcester. England. It was built in the year  177S and is exactly ninety-six feet i'ni  length. The total amount of iron used  in its construction was 378 tons.  Stephenson, the great engineer, i������  writing concerning it, eaid, "When we  consider the fact that the casting o$  iron was at that time in its Infancy,  we are convinced that unblushing au>  dacity alone could conceive and carry  into execution such an undertaking."  Good Qnalificatlona.  "Mrs.  Teaser  would   make  a  great  baseball catcher."  "What makes you think so?"  "Why. the other night she caught her  husband  stealing  homo  and  put him.  out."  Tho baby does more to cut down the-.  i������������ business of the divorce courts than all  the   grown   people   combined1.���������Dalla*  News. i


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