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 ���������*:  AND SIMIl^MEEN ADVERTISER.  rrftlt+HrJA,*,-  Volume IV.  ipDLFY/B.C., THUKSJDAY,  JANUARY 7, 1009.  Number 52.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.)  S. O. Ij. Co.'s Block:  PENTICTON,      -      -������������������     B. C.  GREAT BIG TONNAGE.  w.  H. TV  GAHAN.  Barrister,  Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  Mumc  Block  PENTICTON,  -      -      B. C.  : (i  li  J.  W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for "This Curat Wkst  SUItANOE COMl'ANY.  LrKis Ix-  PENTICTON,  B. C.  -   Of Payable Ore on the Kingston Group.'  NOT 0AT������ U\U BUT   SEVERAL  THECATTON PROCESS  A New Method of Smelting Which 'Appears to,be Advantageous  WILL CO-OPERATE  United States and Canada to Take Joint  Action for Preservation of Forests   .  That Is the Conclusion Which is Every  Day 3ecomiag More Apparent as the  Ore Body is Explored.  Watch malc^r  ' . -.- v'\ .. .-vj.-.HEii'jLfeV;' b. c  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  EH. ROGERS, -  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  A, MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  ,Rcul Estate,  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  . Under  Land  Act and  Minora! Act.  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Firo Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kates Moderate.  A. Bak.ves, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  VANCOUVER,  rofefe^^&&w^fe<afettto<tfr<!3a42tftoi0  K  at  at  ������  a."  ������  at  i*  lit  &"  at  at  at  S  at  at  at  *������  st  at  at  at  *i  The striking of tho ore. hody beyond  the dike on the Kingston which'Supt.  II. C. Pollock accomplished as a sort  of Christmas box for the owners, i>  e.very day proving to have heen only  the commencement. Mince- then exploratory work.has served to show up  thirty feet.of itt that amount of drift  having already been', run.  The sedimentaries .which form'the  ore body are found to he well mineralized, and everything is found to  behave in manner very similar'to that'  in which the ore bodies open out in  the Mckel Plate and Simnysides. A^  strata after strata of these sedimentaries is passed they are found to give  most encouragingshowihgs and' it'is  now quite evident that the drift will  continue to show up important ore-  bodies in strata that do not come  to  the surface at all. .; '  i - ..- ... -  The colder weather has made it ad-  .visable for the superintendent to defer further surface work on the Metropolitan, and the mine force is being  concenti-ated on underground work,  which can now be pushed on to bettei  advantage than it can a month or two  later when the weather begins to warm  up and trouble from bad air begins to  develop. The steady winter .weather  of the past six weeks has heen .most  favorable to the carrying on of underground work' with' at having to resort to artificial helps for ventilation,  and it is good policy to take advantage' of this.  Another couple of months exploratory work on this new ore body should  make a very material change in the  prospects of the Kingston Co., and  when the weather becomes more  favorable for resuming work on the  Metropolitan, there is every confidence  that with experience gained from  work already done, it will not take  many weeks to' show conclusively the  great extent of the deposit on that  claim fts well.  Thus the Kingston Co. will have  three great deposits to draw from���������  the Kingston, the Warhorse and the  Metropolitan, any one of which would  be deemed of great importance in the  average mining camp.  (Rossland Miner.)  W. S. KeithYE. M., of Seattle,  has  furnished the Miner with   the following description.of the  Catton  method  of smelting ore, .which, 'has   been  exhibited publicly by a series of tests   in  \Vest Seattle' during  tlie  past thirty  days.    A brief'reference to the process  was made in these columns in a recent  issue.    The demonstrations have taken  place at a small smelter erected by the  Gold Creek Mining and Smelting Co.,  which owns the patent to the process.  .   Mr. Keith says :'.'The furnace itself  is built'of brick',  is 20 feet long, 7 feet  wide and S feet high,   lined   with fire  brick,.containing in' the' interior two  hearths sloping from the extreme euds  of the furnace to a well at the centre,  out of whichtbe  ma-tte.and  slag fire  tapped,'and has a.cap.icity of about 25  'tons''-per.-'day,.    .Th'(j;tcopper sulphide  ore is fed  into tthe fjirnace from the  top    upon   each    hearth  alternately;  After  the furnace, has  been  preliminarily heated  through  fire  boxes in  the  base'to  a cherry  red*  crude oil  under pressure is introduced at one  end just above tlie hearth, and at the  same time air is'[ being/siphoned into  the checker work brick interior at the  side'base of the furnace with 90 pounds  BRITISH INVESTORS CAUTIOUS  steam pressure, combining with the  oil in the combustion chamber above  the ore charge, ' the resulting heat  rushing down over the charge to the  well, .thence deflecting upward over  t'lie charge on the opposite hearth,  giving it a preliminary roasting and is  drawn   down    through    the   checker  Ottawa, Out., Dec. 30.���������Gittord Pin-  chot, head of American forestry department, and bearer of President  .Roosevelt's message to the Canadian  government relative to the in tenia -  tionul conference at Washing!on on  February, addressed the Ottawa Canadian Club this afternoon.' He said the  president conveyed'to Canada'his earnest dt'Hic that as their two countries  had common origin, common points of  view find common needs, they should  both heartily co-operate in buildingup  on the continent nations that could he  to each other the. most desirable of  neighbors. The step just taken by the  president was a. step in this direction,  and he would report that he had been  most sympathetically met by Canada!  Earl Grey declared the president's  invitation was most cordially accepted  by the Canadian government, and. the  names of the delegates to. the joint  conference would be announced   soon..  Sir Wilfrid Laurier and R.L. Borden  also spoke briefly, declaring their fullest sympathy with the objects of the  conferences. .  : .--.,",  CANADIAN ALMANAC   FOR   1909.  THE JANUARY "ROD  AND GUN."  Henry's Nurseries  Now growing in our Nurseries for  the Kali trade:���������  SJ0.000 Pencil, Apricot, Nectarines. Cherry, Plum, Prune, Pear and Apple  ���������in all loading varieties.  100,000 Small  Fruits.  10.000 Ornamental Trees, in all leading  varieties for ii. C.  Strictly homo grown and not subject to  damage from fumigation.  Stock of Bulbs to arrive in August from  Japan, Franco and Holland.  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps, Seeds, Etc.  110-pago CATALOGUE FKKE.  Office, Greenhouses and Secdliouse:  3010 Westminster Road,  HOTEL  LEY  E  Under   New   Management  (���������ill l K T AM)  (J o N V K .V I K N T  Sl'KCIAl. ATTK.VTIO.V OlVK.V  TOTIIK TlSAVKLMNO PU11I.IC   If-ATKS   MoilKllATE   VANDER J. ROSE  Proprietor  ^^'^t?,e?^t?���������6������u^^^>���������t?^���������^6������t?b������t?i(.j?t(.^  3  X  X  3  X  X  X  X  X  X  I  X  s  X  5  X  X  The New Year number of Rod and  Gun appears as bright and interesting as ever. The long and varied list  of contents of the January issue of  this magazine, which is published by  W. J. Taylor, Woodstock, Out., is in  keeping with the position taken and  so thoroughly well maintained by  this leading Canadian publication of  outdoor life. Exploring and pioneering stories are' intermingled with  hunting and fishing yarns of the best,  all redolent of the woods and of the  actual, and far above, from the  sportsman's, view point, the average  of such contributions. In addition  there are many short but interesting  papers on various phases of life in  the open, all of the deepest interest  to the ever increasing army of such  devotees.- The game laws for the past  year, the efforts at improvements and  the changes made form the subjects  of an interesting article, while an illustrated account of the Survey of  the Sefkirks ^should bring vividly  home to Canadians some of the wonders of these mountain regions. The  Voyages of the Vikings is a. dive into the early history of Canadian exploration, while a story of the experiences of - pioneers in the Ontario  bush may be usefully read at the  same time, both doing something to  picture those days which arc so far  oft" when measured by actual progress, but near in the history of a  new country; Whatever inclination  individual .sportsmen may follow, they  cannot fail to find matter of interest  to themselves in this number.  work at that end Of the furnace, and  thence to the base of the stack ; at the  termination of twenty minutes a butterfly damper in the steain siphon is  turned and the air and steam are introduced at tlie other end of the furnace, the oil intake is also switched to  tlie opposite end and the smelting process is being carried on at that end,  with the roasting process at the other.  in this way the furnace is being fed at  either end alternately and the smelting is continuous.  "It is  the    utilization   of the  heat  wasted in smelting ore in   roasting it  at the opposite end,  where'much of|  the economy of the process  is  maintained.  '"This method of smelting has been  pretty thoroughly tested at the company's West Seattle experimental  plant and they are now confident of  it's success.  "A 50-ton smelting plant of this  kind, can be installed and fully equipped for actual work at a cost of about  $(5,000, and, as it is'built almost entirely of brick it can without difficulty  be installed in localities which would  otherwise be inaccessible for smelting  purposes.  "At the last trial run of the experimental furnace the ore charged assayed gold .02 oz. ; silver, 2.-1 oz. copper,  2.7 per cent.  "The resulting matte : gold, .20 oz ;  silver 24 oz,; copper, 28.0 per cent.  "The slag made assayed; gold, trace;  silver, trace; copper 0.12 per cent.  "The highest slag losses yet are;  Gold, trace; Silver, -1 oz.; copper .3 per  cent, with a slag analyses of Silica,  40.8; iron, 2(3.4; lime 19.3.  "These results compare favorably  with those obtained'at any of the  blast or reverberatory furnaces in  operation at the present time.  :"The Catton appliances are worthy  of investigation by the mining and  smelting public./  If there is   one   publication   more"  than another that plight be called indispensable it is the Canadian almanac'  for the current year, published by the  Copp Clark Co., Limited,  of Toronto,  and edited    by Arnold TV% Thomas.  ...  There aie Canadians  to-day past the  meridian of life who can   remember it  as   long as  they can  remember any  book, and to  these  possession 'of the  anuual edition has become so  much a  habit that they   require copies every  year for both the office and the home  library. The issue for 1909 which forms  the sixty-second of the series,  is  unusually valuable, and is indispensable  for every office and libraryin'the Dominion,    Many of the lists given  are  not found elsewhere, and in   no other  volume can so much information about  Canada be found in so small a space.  The Canadian Almanac has been   published continuously since 1S4S,   and  is  indispensable to  every Canadian  engaged in professional'or business life:  It contains among other things  complete customs tariff, new French treaty,  banks with branches,British army and  navy, full Canadian militia  list,  complete list of post offices and much postal information, newspapers published  in Canada with their circulation  and  politics. Dominion and provincial governments with names of all  members  and officials.    Clergy list of all denominations.   Legal and judicial information.     County and  township officers  and an historical diary for 1907-8.  The  Advise Canadians to go Slow in  Financial Untertakings for 1909.  London, December 31.���������The Brit-  ish Empire Trust issues a statement  wherein it deals lengthily with Canadian securities. A warning note is  sounded concerning municipal extra  vagance, and the view is expressed  that unless greater caution is exercised  in spending money which- can be  easily borrowed. Canada may have to  face a financial cii&is. At the. same  time the Tiust declares Canada gives  ;is good if not bettei opportunies than  any other country in the world, provided caie is exeicised in the selection  of investments.  Canadian financiers here voice the  disappointment said.'to be 'felt in the  Doiuihiofi at the indifferent manner  in ��������� which ; many applications, from  .Canada were treated in Great Britain  j'n 1908. As a large number of issues  are,now being prepared, and as theie  'will be ho difficulty in placing them  in the-.United-" States, iti is hoped in  ;the interests.of.miituaKrelatinus that  a . more, cordial response will be. extended by British investors to the legitimate needs of Canada in 1909.  PRINCETON MASQUERADE BALL  Hedley;was well represented at the  masquerade'hall in ��������� Princeton, about  two dozeii.or'iiiore hazarding tlie 'fifty  mile drive which the trip entailed and  the night was about the coldest night  we have had this winter.  There was very fair sleighing, however, and the first sleigh-ride of the  winter is in itself more or less of a.n  event, which has attraction enough to  make people put up with a. little discomfort from cold.  All are agreed that the affair was  an unqualified success and Prince-  tonians as entertainers are in the  first class.  Guests were there from Keremeos  in the east, ,to Spences' Bridge in the  west and are said to have numbered  about 200 of whom nearly one half  were masked.  Great care had been taken in getting up the costumes. While the  usual percentage of these were more  or less nondescript, the most of them  were personations cleverly and artist-  tically carried out, and care also was  taken to maintain complete disguises.  The judges who weie Mrs. Schon  and Messrs Hunter and Cochrane had  a difficult task to perform but their  decissions appeared to have- given  satisfaction.  COLLYER���������KAINES  book is a little larger than any previous issue, containing 490 pages, and  the present volume fully sustains the  very excellent reputation obtained for  the publication in past years for exact,  condensed information concerning all  things Canadian.  DUNCAN ROSS LEAVES  GREENWOOD.  Lowery's Ledge Makes a Few Observations Thereon.  The Gazette was asked a few days  ago when the coldest 'weather  occurred last Winter, and on looking   up   the  records we find that it was in the   last  week in January.     The  coldest days  were  the 30th and 31st of January,  when   the -readings at the  mill  were  ���������3, ���������7 and ���������7 and the mean temperature for  the  week  ending Saturday,  Feb.   1st  was   15.71.      At the  Mckel  Plate the readings  on 291 h,  30th   and  31st Jan 190S were ���������1, -9 and --(> and  the   mean   for  the  week  was   13.50.  There was another dip in the temperature during the  first  week  in  March  1908 when there was a registration  of  3 below at the  mine,   but the  lowest  in Hi-dley was 10 above on the  5th  of  March,  while  the mean for the week  ending March 7th was 27.98.  The Greenwood Ledge, gives the  following generous tribute to the late  member for Yale-Cariboo, who is  leaving Greenwood.    The Ledge says :  "Duncan Ross and family leave today for   the coast possibly, to reside  there permanently.   Mr. Ross has heen  in business in  Greenwood for   twelve  years,    taking  an  active part  in  all  matters    tending  towards  the   city's  advancement. Like other business men  ho has had his lean and his  fat years,  and took both as they came, spending  his profits and never squealing at his  losses.    He has  warm  friends among  both     political     parties,     and     also  enemies���������strong minded   men  aiwa.ys  have.    He is not  much   more a saint  nor much less a sinner   than  the rest  of us, and will assay above  the average.     Ho  was always straight with  his   employees and paid  the regular  scale   of wages  without shouting it  from the house tops or getting a   kink  in the back.   The  writer  wishes  him  prosperity and chunks of it,  Thursday last, at the   Pacific  hotel,  Elmore Collier of Beaverdell and Amy  Maud Kainesof Midway, were married  by   the   Rev.  F. V.   Venables.     The  young couple left on Thursday's train  for a month's visit to the coast.-Ledge.  The   above    intimation  will  he  of  particular    interest    to Mr. .Gollyer's  friends in   the  boundary and on" the  West    Fork.      Collyei- *as  a   hunter,  trapper and  prospector is a  splendid  type of the self-reliant, capable mountaineer.      He has  important mining  and land interests on  the  West Fork  and as fire   warden for  the  C. P. R.  during the past'two years he has  rendered good service on   his  heal on the-  line of the C. & W.   between  Midway  and    Nelson.     On   momentous   occasions of this kind it is customary as a  mark of gallantry to confine congratulations to the groom, but  this   is one  of the cases where they may properly  be extended to both.  In joining in the eongratula.tionsthe  Gazette lifts, its'hat to the editor's  partnors's new partner.  WEST FORK PROPERTIES  (Greenwood Ledge.)  ft is said that ten extra men will btA  put to work on the Bounty, near  Beaverdell, next month. The mine is  looking well and larger shipments  than ever will be made from it this  winter.  In rupning the tunnel on the Bell  mine, Wallace mountain, a 0-inch vein  of rich silver-gold ore was crosscut  about a week ago. The tunnel is being continued to tap the main lead.  Stoj ing will be done from the small  vein later. THB   HBDLIY GAZETTE, JANtLfiBT V 1*������.  Gbc *������$ty4fcR$*  AaVrcrtbc?.  IbbuoiJ on rhurnU.vn. br the H������DUir (JUiuw������'������  P������:KTIN������ AMI J'i;pt.lft������IN������ I'l/MI'AKT,.  l.iMiTKn.   lit ModleT.  C C.  ������.&  fitatmcrlptteae In A^raacc  Ptr Y������r ........... '....  "    ."   (United SteitaaI     Advaoritrtaff R������&*������  Mo**areai������nt. 121iues to tho inch.  Luad Notice*���������Certificates of improvement, rise.  57.00 for CO-dar notices, aud fi.CO for 80-day  notices. L  Traaclea* AflVcrtUwuaaote���������not exceeding on*  < inch, $1.00 for one iiiBertlon, 24 cents for  .each subsequent insertion. Over oueincli.  10 cent* per lino for first insertion and f.  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertlceaieats���������One inch per month  $1.25; over 1 inch and up to i inches, $1.00  per inch permonth. To constant advertisers!  taking1 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  month if advertie'er desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftcner than once a month  the  price of composition will be charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisement* should  be in the office by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's isauo.  A   MEGRAW. Mao������������l������* K4lt������r..  form any part of the preponderance of public opinion necessary  for tlie proper obeervance of &  prohibition law. Once the law  in pureed it may be .. broken  evory hour of the day eo far as  tliey are concerned. They feel  <* j no responsibility for it, do not  care, are not indignant when it  ifi violated. It was in recognition of this fact that the Whitney government made the three-  fifths majority provision in  Ontario, and it has worked out  well. When the temperance  workers are ''..backed up with  three - fifths of... the voting  strength of-the community it is  a 'good indication that that law  u> -wanted "badly"- enough to  guarantee a.reasb.uabie'. observ-  .���������ij'u'-e. .   ,      ������  full Moon  flfch  j   .  Last quar.  ' .14.  ��������� ��������� - ��������� k.  ���������������.';V'-,-'g>v  ��������� Naw Moo*  .'������������������ 21'  I '  ��������� riMk ������j������ac.  '2f.  1008  ,y.jan;:"   ���������'������������������ i������op .  Sl!������, KOB.  fus. Wed. Thi. PrU 4kt,  -���������>'   ���������,  ���������...--,,5   -:,,l-'..2..  3    i  ' 5       ft; '7  - '8. '���������'��������������� -  10     11  12     l;     14     1������     16  17     18  10     30,;- .21     :8S . "23'  24     25  28     27     28     -2������     W  31  ��������� .' ��������� . ��������� . .        1  ������W*������JU..7i'*-^ M^^m^A4tt^iB^^JlMi*������!������<g**ayJ  EDITORIAL  COMMENTS  of   Southern  grow'.. more  THE LOCAL OPTION ISSUE  Local option is   beginning to  loom up again ae an issue in  this province, and thore iw evidence already of the  tendency  of extreme advocates of temperance to lose their heads and  allow their zeal. to  run away  with both their judgment and  .their  veracity.'     The  habit; of  hawking around petitions which  is  usually, resorted  to  in ��������� the  preliminary   stages , of   movements of this' kind in nearly all  districts'is bad, '.-and--municipal  . councils ..and  licensing boards  who either ignore   petitions  or  are sensible enough.to.recognize  that such petitions.do not even  in the slightest degree  indicate  the views  of the signers,, will  act widely  it  th������y  seek   some  other evidence to guide them as  to their duty- in. the  premises.  The great trouble with most of  those temperance  advocates is  ���������that   if anyone   questions  the  wisdom of their methods, that  one is immediately put down as  one in league  with  the saloon  keepers and wholly bad;  when  in many cases the truth is the  very opposite  of such  a   conclusion.    Dealing with  the importance of petitions and plebiscites as an indication of public  sentiment the Saturday Sim set  in    commenting : on the   local  option campaign in Chilliwack,  very sensibly remarks:  "In the figures of the petitions  And vote taken there is a trigni-  ficant point which should not  be lost sr/ht of, and that is that  people will sign petitions ra  which they have little or no  interest merely because they  are presented to them. If the  petition of 118 actually represented the temperance sentiment of the town, why was it  cfaily 1.9 'uraed up to vote. The  same thing applies in the case  of the license advocates, in  lesser decree.  "No!  The   calamity  Italy    eeeras   to  terrible as  further details  are  learned.    J^sa rule first reports  of a calamity of this kind are  very much exaggerated and the  tales   told   by fugitives   from  disaster are as a rule very highly colored.    This was  so when  San    Francisco   suffered    over  two yeare ago!    Firefc repoi'tcjof-  that   disaster were   magnified  beyond   all semblance of   tlie  truth   and no figures   dealing  with the matter of Iosg of , life  were to be relied upon.   In this  latest disaster in''Southern"-Italy,  however, the first report's which  wero      principally     estimates  appear to have fallen  considerably short of the dreadful number of fatalities  that actually  took place.     Sicily appears to  have   been  the centre  of   tlie  disturbance, as   might well  be  expected, for any volcanic region that is  in  close  proxmity  to a large body of water is  in  imminent.danger. Earthquakes  do sometimes occur in inland  sections and considerable, damage     to     property     may     be  wrought, but great-loss   of life  is generally found to accomparry  earth movements oh islands  or  at coast towns. The destructive  force is steam and a   boiler explosion is simply a diminutiA-e  illustration of what takes place  in all such disasters.    If in  any  volcanic region the rocky crust  of the earth's surface is rent  so  as to expose the red-hot slag or  magma and   a sea or lake or  large river pours into  the  gap  and comes  in contact  with it,  all the conditions exist for turning loose the  most destructive  forces of nature.     The  Lipari  Islands on which  was a population   of 28,000 were  at first  reported to  have   disappeared  altogether, but   this has  since  been shown to be untrue.    The  deathroll is now placed at over  200,000   arid the authority for  this estimate is Prof. Ricco in  charge of the Observatory at  Mt. Etna,  else than freak legislation.  The !  . \ i ���������    i  law is'Tikely to prove most, dis^l  asirous to that province. and  may be the means of crippling  business unless the government  does not speedily ?come- >to its  senses and repeal the act. One  evidence of the effect of it is  seen_in the action of bankers  and managers ox loan companies  who met in Winnipeg todiecuse  the question, and unless the  government should proceed at  once to wipe out the law, the  result may be a withdrawal of  all loans in Saskatchewan. Latest advices, however,-show that  ���������thegovernmentare commencing  to realize the blunder thej^bave  made, for they claim now that  the law was not intended to  mean what it reads.  THE BANK OF  THE  YEAR'S GOLD   OUTPUT  Showed an  Increase of Sixteea aoc a  Half Million.  Washington, December 81. ��������� The  world's total gold output in 100$ wan  , $427,000.000, against $410,555,000 in  1007,according to the day's preliminary  estimate of Director of the Mint Leach.  Gold production in the Unitod  States aggregated $90,313,26S, an iu-  . crease of almost $6,000,000. Silver  aggregated 51,796,053 fine ounce*. a  net. decrease of 4,7000,000 ounces from  the previous year. Africa yielded  $165,000,000 in .gold,' an increase of  more than $13,000,000. Alaska, California, Colorado aud South Dakota  showed "increases in gold reaching altogether over $10,500,000. Decrease*  in Utal of 3,5000,000 ounces, Colorado  .of 1,250,000 and Idoha 1,500,000 T/ere  notable in-the silver output.  The injunctions against smelter* on  account of objectionable fumes ocunrd  quite-a shrinkage in the output of]  both gold and silver in Utah, and the  labor troubles early in the year had a  similar effect on the yield of Nevada.  The (shrinkage in these states, trith  the losses' on some -less important producing sections,cut down the in creams  for the entire United States to about  $6,000,000.  72 Years in Business.  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000.  )is as necessary for a  family a������ for a company.   .The best Re  serve Fund for a family is a snug sum of money in a  strong Bank.  Begin your Savings Account now in the Bank  of British North America.  Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received and in-   '  terest added every six months. ,  Hedley Branch/   -   -   L. G.Mac Haffie, Manager.  NOTICE.  SIMILKAMEEN LALD DISTRICT.  DlSTHfCT OF Yalk.  TAKE NOTICE  that I, John W. Blougrh, of  Rock:    CrC*k"     Mi'njinfiai.     iv,1v������nH   fn   nnnlv  tor permission  cribed lands :���������  Rock:  Creek,  carpenter, intend to apply  tor permission to purchase the following des-  - Commencing' at a post planted at the northwest corner of C. W. Hozier's pre-emption  claim, Lot No. 2512 thence south twenty chains;  thence west twenty chains; thence north  awenty chains; thence east twenty chains to  point, ot commencement, and containing 40  ftsi-ec mora or \anu.  JOHN W. BLOUGH.  DaUd Dacamber IBnd, 1906 62-4  FOSTER'S WEATHER REPORT  BILLY SUNDAY'S  ,    .       FUNNY PRAYER.  Rev. Billy. Sunday the. sensational  evangelist appears to have carried  Spokane by. storm. Spokane papers  have reported ;him very fully and  while there.is apparently a lot of wild  stuIf there are some of his ideas that  appear to be genuine, moralphilosophy.  Here is a sample prayer taken from  the Spokesman Review's report that  is perhaps almost the wildest. The  prayer runs:  "Jesus,    help-me.     I'm   doing my  Washington, D. C; Jan., I.���������Last  bulletin gave forecasts of disturbance  to cross continent 1 to 5, warm wave  Dec. 31 to Jan. 2; cool ware 8 to 7.  This disturbance was expected to follow a.cold wave J causing a great rise  :: temperature, or an upward inoTe-  ment of not, less than 40 degrees from  Jan. 2 to 8. Rains north and south  followed by snows north .during last  days of December. .  Next disturbance will i-each Pacific  coast about Jan. 6, cross Pacific slope  by close of Jan. 7, great central yal-  leys Jan. 8 to 10, eastern states Jan-  11. Warin wave will cross Pacific  slope about Jan. 6, great central valleys Jan. 8 eastern states Jan. 10.  Cool wave will cross Pacific slope  about Jan. 9, great central valleys Jan,  11, eastern states Jan. 13.  This disturbance will bring out some  of the most prominent weather "features of the month. In front of it  will come the great warm wave of the  month! .Before the arrival of its  storm centre the temperatures will  have risen more than 40 degrees within six days and following it will come  a long period of failing temperatures  that will go down 50 degrees within  ten days. ���������������������������'���������'  No cold wave will follow this disturbance immediately, but a cool wave  that will cause 'rain or snow according to latitude. Heaviest rains and  snows will probably be in the- great  central valleys.  NOTICE  .SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District or Yale.  for  TTAKK NOTICE that  E. E. Burr, agent foi  ���������    W. A. Burr, of Hedley, occupation���������blacksmith, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lnnd6 :���������  Commencing at a post planted at the north-  west corner of Lot No. 90S, then south 40 chains ;  thence west 20 chains; thence north 40 chains;  thenca east 20 chaina to point of commencement.  Oct. ICth, 190S.  W. A BURR.  43-10  E0TICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT;  Diamicv ��������������� Talk  lands :���������  Cammencinp at a post pfeatofl about 40 cfialns  indeauthcrly direction from Fife Station on  the Columbia and Western Railway and about  M feet on the cantaide from the railroad track,  at tho south-west corner of lot 3896 thence  north 40 chains; theaee west 3t chaina ; henoo  south 40 chains ; thence east 20 chains to point  of oommenccBaeat, and containing 80.' acrOT  more or less.  CEAS. DUNDEE.  Dttod October 17th, 1MB.  46-10  NOTICE  APPLICATION *ar-transfer of Liqnqr Lie-  ** aacc, under Sacfcios 48, oa dasertipn. of  prcnisas by Liccnsoe."  I, John Gladden, ef the Commercial Hotel.  Hedley, hereby apply to the Superintendent of  Provincial Police for a transfer from Tho*.  Guineyto John Gladden of the licanse to selJ  intoxicating liquors under the provisions of the  Statutes in that behalf, is the. premises known  and described as the Commercial Hotel,-situated at Hedley, to commence at once.  JOHN GLADDEN.  Hedley, B. C.  Dated at Hedley this 10th day of Dec. 1908.   49-5  NOTICE  COMPANIES ACT 1S97  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Jan. Z-i-  AT.THE MINE.  Maximum  Minimum  Hoc-27    ���������������������������������������������  28   .    ..  18  28  29  20  29  15  8  30   ���������  20  3  31  26  -2  Jan    1  28       ..  4  2  30  22  the tvv.  peivin -i  mviri'  prolii  in th-  victio'  neb ul:;  Th������ action of the government  of Saskatchewan in passing a  l������,w which gives the government the power to confiscate  the lands of settlers who are  one years In arrears on their  taxes withont giving the settler  notice, is only another example  of what the people of any new  country are up against when  they elect inferior men to represent them in parliament.  Walter Scott, the present pre-  ���������en a poll will reveal j mior of Saskatchewan, is per-  -Y.j'eno-th  of the  tern- i baps one of the most mediocre  Average maximum temperature 25.14  A voi age minimum do 10.42  Mean temperature 17.78  0.     inches.  2.  CORRESPONDING WEEK OF LAST TKAlt  Highest maximum temperature 30.  sentiment in  a  com- > men who have ever been pitch-  rl.'in.y   men   vote  for! forked into the responsible  po-  ���������'>:i v/!io do not   believe  si( ion of premier o!.;a   province,  ;:"'i>J<?   or   whose   con-   and     wlien   niediocj'O   men  are  ���������ire    very    hiv/.y    and   chosen it would pci'liaps be nn-  StH'h   votes   do  not reasonable to   expect  anything-  best. I feel awful weak, but I'm glad  of it, for you will help me the more *  * * Lord, bless the mayor. I don't  know whether he's a Christian, but he  ought to be. Bless the city council :  I want to thank them for allowing us  to build this tabernacle and for ma inofficial courtesies * * * mid don't  forget the. chief of police and the captains and the surgeants and the cops  on their beats and the fire laddies,  bless them, Lord, too. They'll slide  down the brass pole and hook 'er up  and hit 'er off for a fire and they work \ Rainfall for the week  just as hard to save from the flames | Snowfall       "       "  the hovel of the poor as to rescue the  biggest business block    *    *    *,  "Bless ���������the Masons and all the  lodges * * * now there's the Elks  ���������if ever that bunch gets on the right  ti-ack they'll give the devil the best  run for his money he ever had. If I  was down and out and needed the  glad hand and a handout, the first  thing I'd do would be to clineb the  stairs of the Elks' lodge room. No  frosty mitt there.  "Bless all the churches * * * fchs  the Christian Scientists.-! don't know,  Lord, but-1 guess you'd better try it.  And the Universalists���������rn-iii'-m-m, I'm  not so sure. And the Unitarians-  no, I don't know - - Lord, bless the  newspaper bunch - - and we ask  for thy mercy on stricken, bleeding  Italy - - Lord, save the saloon  keeper, hut da rim the saloon. I love  the saloon keeper and the bar-keep,  but Lord, you know. I hate their business.  "Clean in> this old town, Lord���������they  (,(>'! me (lie theaters here run   in   spite  i appoint  ing Co. in the place of M. K. Kodgcrs.  ��������� S. Y. WOOTON,-  Rcgister of Joint Stock Co.  Dated at Victoria this 10th day of  Dec. 1908 49-4  SiniilkameenjValley Saddlery  Company.  HARNESS and SADDLES  WHIPS, BITS and SPURS  Boots and Shoes made to order-  Harness Repairs  and   Boot ; Repairs  Attended to.  Ftrse-Class Work.  HEDLKY BRANCH  J. CMTCHLEY, M������r.  GfirisiM Groceries  Gksffffi and Fresh  of the law.    jf they do they all   ought  to lie in   the   calaboose.      Help   us  to  lean up Spokane.    Amen.  Average  maximum  do  26.71  Lowest minimum  do  10  Average  minimum  do  14.71  Mean  do  ao.7i  AT  THE MILL.  ���������  Maximum  Minimum  Dec 27  <  .  87  16  36  .  .  'M  ,  .  22  20  ,  .  .  40  . .  17  30  34*  *\  .7  31  ,  .  19  . ,  9  Jan   1  . .  22  . .  -1  2  17  5  Average  maximum temperature 29.  Average  minimum  do  10.71  Mean  do  19.85  Rainfall for the  week  inches  Snowfall  n  (���������  1.  ii  Just what yon want to give relish to  your Chrisuoas dinner.  May be had at  The Cheap C������sh Store  Mrc. ���������1. B. Lyon.  o  TEc FaH Tersn will begin on  Wednesday, Sept. 33, 1908  COriJlKSI'ONDINO  WKKK' OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 4-1  Average do do 31-.S5  Lowest minimum do 20.  Average; do do 28.1-1-  Mean do .'51.4D  College Matriculation, junior  and senior; Commercial Course;  Stenography and Typewriting;  Vocal and  Instrumental  Music.  For furtlKM' pitt-tiuiilmv.  uddi-oss  tlio   Principal,  Everett* W. Sawye  SUMMERLAND, S. C.  !  h utmraxz nn.n M^nc runt ziirauwxui zev cuBmnnmnwRsan  ������1  l  .re [&W$kVv-  THB 'HtH&Ltfr GAZBTTB^.jiwUARY- 7^  IWK^&J1^.  '"' ' ��������� .*  1  I  3  w  3  *&***tt***^  THK  Great Nortftera  Princeton'  I  i'  ���������f WW  iaJLalllMlil'l(l*rWt*li?ltlarifiriVWMYTnart*>>Tt>ITt������  Is noted over the antire district for excellence of'both table  :   :   :   :      and bar.       :   :   :   :  All the wants of the travelling  public  "carefully' attended   to.  Towa cud Bfetrte.  Hedley and Nickel Plate'   8  ,ioons at Da'ridso'n's.   '' ��������� i ? ,';  Grand Union  Hotel  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  Jl A. F. & A. M.  ^Oaf REGULAR monthly meetings of  /Vy\ Hedley Lodge No. 43, A. F. & A. M.,  .are held on the second Friday in  each month in .Fraternity hall,'Hedley.. Visiting1  brethren are cordially invited,to attend.  H.D.BARNES,  J. D. BRASS,  !   W..-M.  Secretary  PALft6������  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables   HEDLEY, B. C.    IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   If Orders for, Teaming',  promptly attended to. '  WOOD  'FOR- SAL E !.  ���������Phone 14.  -   IK NI ������  B R OS.  Proprietors.  z  ' ,i\V t-<">  .-^  . JOHN jJACKSON, Proprietor  Everything Msw and   First-Class;.  _______   __   ______    ,    _  _.a_  Bar, supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, arid Special  Attention   paid.. to   the   Table,;.  Souvenir  spoons    '"~  The water wagon if on runners these  days althongh* there is.scarcely enough  of the bcAntifal to make smooth go-'  ing. ,--.'-  Doc Jenny*,./ Donainion Veterinary  officer at Biideevillevhaa been called to  Chilliwh&ok to handle an. epidemic of  hog cholera.  , Fonner'Manitobanflj who have become resident* of B. C, will, find the  newspaper reports of tlie recent prairie  blizzard, interesting reading.  This cold 6nap is not helping out  grading operations in the V.. V. & E.  camps. It is difficult to keep .ground  from freezing that has been opened  up.  Sweatmeats for sweethearts. Call  at Davidson's for the "sweetmeats."  Mr. R. Elmharst, of Keremeos was  a visitor in town on Tuesday. It was  a cold day for a drive, but then those  former Mauitobans are prepared for  that sort of thing.  Some fancy temperatures are reported during the, present cold snap.  Aspen Grove went 62 below, Nicola 00  below, Vernon 23 below and Edmonton is credited with 83 below.  Mr. L. W. Shatford, M. P. P. is expected in Hedley about tie end of the  week on a abort business trip. He  is getting things in shape before proceeding to Victoria for the session.  ' It's anriil,-wind that blows nobody  good. Shipments arrived too late for  Xxnas'trado will be sold at reduced  rates at Davidson's." *"   s  f Mr.; and Mrs. W. T.> Shatford left on  Thursday- of last.week for, eastern Canada and the States. They were joined  by.8. C. Smith at Vernon, and will  probably- proceed as fax; south as  Mexico before they return, which' will  be about the end of Slai-eh.���������Penticton  Pres6. ���������  For Boate reason or'.other Penticton  mail fails to get through to.Hedley in  one day now, and as a result mail that  ���������should reach us on Tuesday night  fails to show up. If "this thing occurr-'  ed once or twice only, one would overlook it, but when it is that way right  along it is time to make a kick to see  where the fault lies  week of,the term nlrendy. almost gone  the time would seem ; inopportune for  making a leisurely selection, and we  do not wonder at some of the parents  who have children to educate showing  fiome'of the indignation^ which they  feel; but we would fprefer that they  go' for 'the trustee*"instead", of the  (jraeette for we disclaim any responsibility.' ��������� "We "are continually asked  when the school will re-open, and all  we can-my is simply, we don't know,  although we are informed by trustees  that they hope to have a teacher on  hand for Monday next.  The Golden Zone Mining Co., have  obtained their certificate of incorporation, and an office has been opened in  E. D. Boeing's building, two doors  from the Bank of B. N. A., with Mr..  L. H. Patton, secretary of the company in charge. There are good prospects for placing ��������� large blocks of the  stock, and the outlook for getting to  work on the property in the early  spring on a vigorous scale is very  good. With an effective- prospecting  plant now on' hand and everything  ready to get down to business, next  summer should witness a great change  in the Golden Zone camp. Thete are  not many cases in the floatation of  mining companies in this province  wheae investors hare as good a chance  to obtain stock and have at good a run  for their money as that offered in the  Golden Zone.  &'.������  '��������� **> ��������� ���������������������������'<fr<������"j������:<*������<������ <t>-&4>-$><������  1909  T:Hfi''"MODEL"  LIVERY STABLE  Priacetoa, B. C.  THE FINEST TURNOUTS JN THE COUNTRY  Mr. G. P.; Jones Supt. of the Yale  Mining Co. came down on Thursday.  T. C. Revely will remain for a week or  tw.o.longer to take stock, after which  he will take a month or two of holidays, and<Mr:and Mrs. Sampson, who  for the-, last two weeks '���������'have been  visiting Jfriends in Spokane ' and -the  Boundary, will begin their hibernal  exile.    ;'     \' .<'.;,        :?  It doesn't take a mine crew long to  scatter' after'a shutdown and the  p. R. Go's, employees at the present  moment, would take some time to  round- up. B,.'. S. Collin and Herb;  Clare aiein England.; several others  have gone to Ontario and' Eastern  States. The coast will -absorb some  more and it is within the possibilities  that Mexico and Australia may not  be omitted in the distribution.  ���������11 winter, residents have been annoyed by the sight of homeless cattle  roaming around in the cold without a  bite to eat except what little grasing  and browsing they can do around the  townsite. If any. are' disposed to  blame the constable for allowing it,  but while he is as anxious oe anyone  else to see the poor brutes taken care  of, he very prudently deems it advisable to examine his authority before  taking any step which might land'him  in trouble. It is very true, bo owner  has a right to use his stock in (this  manner, and should be punished; for  cruelty to animals, but the owner ia  this case who is K. 2. Wynne, is rout-  sidetbejurisdiction of the court,' be-  'ing domiciled in Washington. In the  eastern provinces provision is made  for taking up strayed animals, caring  for them, and obtaining a ti tie to" them  by complying with-.certain requirements of the law, but in B. C. no uuch  provision i6 made in unorganized dis7  tricts, although it 1*6" quite possible j  that the Municipal Act would allow  municipalities to enact by-laws governing the case. Some arrangement,'  however, miay be reached to rid the  town of. the nuisance, and the sooner  the better, everi if authority be exceeded somewhat in doing so.  ���������  X  ���������  X  HAPPY  We thank our  numerous customers  for the liberal  patronage during the  past and wish  them each and all  a very  and  PROSPEROUS  NEW YEAR  X  I  hatfords, Lt  <&*9h>~0^&<>+ + <* + &<><><*<>^<>*1*<>&*>^  HJ"  ���������*.   . WHDU YOU HAWKER FOR  Fresjv Be������f,     Pork or  i  Cured, Meats,     Fish or  3  !  TIT-BITS FROM PENTICTON.  EXTRA WELT, FITTED FOR LOSG DRIVES  Broomfield &. Garrison  PROPRIETOR*  4 t  V  at������lfe^������t������4Mfe3it������t^fefete2fifeai&3������3tftf������atai  "X  I  X  X  I  X  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  I  at  at  at  at  at  at  I  *  at  M  at  at  I  *"  H  at  at  at  at  ������  I !  it  at.  jW**A������i������iur^ -  a,"  at  Great Northern  Hotei  A now lionso containing moi'o bcrl  room -ii(!C!(iiiiiiio(liiti������ii than liny  othci' hotel in town. Tabic iukI  bur   llrst - class,    itiitus   niodi.'i'iite.  a"  at     a,'  tf JOHN LIND,   Proprietor  n  ^i^oE3l?!l?,3;li'..l'?i6;i5?.Bt%iI;lW?3%5t.3JS'  X  X  X  JW  ���������*3  X  X  X  When   writing    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette.  Please  How is this for a cold snap? Tuesday  morning the thermometer at the mill  showed 19 below and up at the mine  35 below. Wednesday morning the  readings were 25 at the mill and 37 at  the mine. Word came over the wire  ���������from Princeton that up there they  had it 44 below. Two. years ago there  was a cold snap which lasted from  Jan. 12th to 19th when the minimum  registrations at Hedley were 22, 25, 2i  and 20 below on four successive  day6.  Parry who keeps the store and "post-  office at Tonasket, Wash, was burned  out recently. The proprietor' had  gone to his ranch near 2������olson, and  left employee* in charge. All insur-  auce had run out, both on building  and $12,000 otook, and the ������afo door  had been left open, so that) all books  and papers ware destroyed. Truly  when things begin to go bad with a  man and-he'starts sliding down hill,  he finds "everything greased for the  occasioa."  An ieapromptu party of merrymakers proceeded to surprise Mr. and  Mrs. Joyner on Monday night, and  well-nigh filled the "big house" on  smelter flat. The guests numbered  about twenty-five or thirty, and the  evening was pleasantly spent at  amusements of various kinds until an  hour or so past midnight. The house  is admirably adapted for an occasion  of this kind, and Mr. and Mrs. Joyner  made all welcome and appeared to enjoy themselves,as well as the rest.  Up to time of going to press we  have not learned that any teacher has  yet- been chosen for Hedley school; although we understand that some applications    are   to  hand.      With    one  Too late for last week.  Christmas is over aad everybody ie  beginning td get back to their normal  condition'. The proper thing to do now  I suppose is to start making resolutions  for the New Year.  Here in Penticton spscial attention  was given to make it a pleasant time  for the kiddies, the members of the  various churches laying themselves  out to excel in the Christmas tree and  Santa Claus line.  The cup which W. T. fihatford is  giving the Rifle Association ha6  arrived and in on view in Gordon  Harris' window. It is a splendid  trophy and shows that there ia nothing  small in the make-up of the donor. 1  hear that several of our marksmen  have cleared a place in their various  mansions and shacks on which they  hope to stand the cup.  Only one event occurred to mar the  general rejoicing,  this being the ������ad  death of fcv/o employees of the Summer-  land Hotel who were visitors  hero on  Christmas Day.    The details are as  follows :-^-ObAe. Blair, Arthjcr Wilson  and   Arthur Chapnean. Segrocw,   respectively   eook,   second   took   and  waiter   at   the   Bucaaxsria-nd   Hotel,  started from  Bmumerland about 7.-00  a. m. on the 25th arriving ot Penticton  about 8;88.    On th eir arrival they proceeded to the E. C.  Hotel and   had  three or four drinks.   They then went  to the Hotel Penticton and had one or  two more after which they adjourned  to the B. C   again and had another  drink and after purchasing two flasks,  one of gin and the other of rye whiskey they started to ride back to Sum-  merland about noon.    About this time  a rain storm came on and the men being lightly clad soon got wet through.  When about three miles from   town  Wilson got oil' his horse to   walk  and  warm   himself  up.      His    two   companions   who  were some distance  in  the rear galloped  up  and  in   passing  startled  his horse so    much  that   it  broke a\> ay.    His two friends  started  in pursuit he continuing on   the  road.  CALL UPPHONE JSo, ������  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  I  X  X  X  1  i%.-j.mmomi><  IS tester  Apparentlv he must have lost his way  as at du6k according to his evidence  he had not got more than a mile further on the road. About this time he  evidently began to get frightened and  started skouting and receiving an  answer he presently came across Blair  who was staggering along from the  opposite direction.  , As Blair seemed exhausted and kept  falling down Wilson -thought it best  to look for a place to catnp for the  night so leaving his companion on the  road he walked towards the lake 60  get his ber-rings, On trying bo light a  fire he found that cJl hio mafecaoa were  wet so he gave it up ac a bad job and  went back to the spofe whoro ha  thought he had l������f t Blair. Fiadimr no  trace of hiam he thought he must have  gone ou. Wilson etated in bio ov-  ideaca that aftar bhto ho lay dove  several bkaee but was e*rapolI������d to  get up and novo on to restore sfroola-  bioai, finally ke fooed sbelba? ousdar e  piso fcroc tod steyed tfcero through tbo  night. Co avrrivod is SiUKJraaalacd  about 1 p. o. en th* ������Mh aporo ������ur lo&c  daaed. Hio uofortueaftt eoc������fa������io������t>  wen bofrb fontxS by Vol Haynoo  Stock managor fox- tbo BoEtbern Okanagan Lend Co., Blair lying <2*r>������ ia a  gulch close to the road And Chapman,  w������o had gosie after hka ho&eofl aad  had evidently got thrown, wm found  on the mountain side about a mile  from the road. Both bodies were  brought in aud placed in Steward's'  undertaking room.  Dr. R. B. White, the coroner, held  an inquest on the bodies on Monday  afternoon.  Dr. McGregor gave evidence as to  the post mortem on the body of Chapman stating that he found all the  organs of the deceased in a normal i  condition with the exception of the  stomach which was practically empty.  Wilson  being recalled stated   that  none of them had taken any breakfast  before h  not had  and hearing the evidence: gave the  following verdict via:���������We find that  the body of.Arthur Chapman was  fouad about, five'miles from Penticton  and that he died from exhaustion and  exposure. -        ;  The corner thought it unnecessary  to hold an inquest on both bodies as  evident they died from the same cause.  The bodies were iuterred in the burial ground near the Reserve on Tuesday Biorning.  DROLL MR. LAUDER  aving Suninieiland  and  had  my tiling to eat in Penticton.  jury  after   viewing  the  bodies  Earry Lauder, the Scotch comedian  has captured Toronto. He filled an  eeg&gecient there shortly before  Chrifttnxsas, when standing room was  o-b a premium, and they got him back  for tho 66h and 7th. When the sale  of soatc began ten days before, it was  ceeaosary ��������� to mako provision for  ���������andling fcba crowd that invaded the  tiokeb ft&ando.     Tho World sayc :  A well known and eminent Toronto  specialist, on nervous diseases who at-  fcUM&ad bfe������ Carey Lauder concert gave  it aa h������ opicion that an hour of  Lauder waa as good a specific as he  oould prescribe for anyone suffering  from aorveo.  T*-y.  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  lerolal Frio lino  TRY I  U6  -I TIM  HIDLHT  GAZ1TTC,   JANUARY 7, 1*������.  WINTER WEATHER IN- BRITAIN  The New Year  Found Great Britain in  the Grip of Winter.  London, Dec. 30.���������The whole of the.  United Kingdom is in the grip of a  violent blizzaid, which has raged for  4S hours.  Northern railwav service and street  car traffic have been demoralized.  Many towns are isolated, and numerous accidents and deaths from exposure have been reported, as well as  several shipping casualties, but  fortunately not attended by seiious  lo.-s of life.  London i- cover.-.1 i.-itli a mantle of  snow sevi-i.il inch"-, in depth, while in  Scotland and the umlh of Wales,  Mimv drifts have blocked loads and  lii'i'-'ii.Vh, The cm o-,s-c'l).innel .services  and the telegraph and telephone'lines  in all duectioiis have been suspended,  and .ill outdoor labor ha.s ceased. Farmers are suffering seveiely in the loss  oi cattle and sheep.  The 'Scotland express, bound for  London, is snowed up eighteen miles  from Aberdeen, and the passengeis  were forced to spend the night on  board. The London express for Aberdeen had a similar experience.  Is A  Good,  Safe   Investment  Hedley  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the famous "Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the mining and business  centre of the  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Similkameen  Money  MISTOOK THE DATE  New York burglars must have taken New Years Day for the fir.-t; of  April. They broke int-> the police  station, bieaking open the peelers'  lockers and stealing their revolvers  and other knick-knacks.  For Those Who Invest Now.  Purchase a fewlots before the Railway Comes   For F"ij11 F*eirtic.uleirs, Maps Etc.,  ��������� /\F������i=������U,"V   TO��������� "   -.  QUEER EXPRESSIONS-  Used   by  Those  Who   Wish   to, Swear  Without Being Profane.  Pseudo swear words are of straiw  and  wondrous  kind,  and great  iiigi������  nuity  is   used  in  thinking  the 111   up  Of course "darn" and "dtirn's" parentage is not hard to guess, but such expressions   as    "geewillikius,''    "golly"  and "gosh," when used as substitutes  for profane words, are harder to trace.  A southerner once was heard to use  in   the  course of a single description  the expressions "dog bite 'em," "gosh  all    fishhooks,"    "dad   rat   'em"   and  ������������������junipin' gee whiz."  From a man who lives in Connecticut come these expressions: "Great  honied toads and firecrackers,"- "guui  swat." "gol dast it" and "by the ter-  ii::!  bowwows."  A Peunsylvanian is responsible for  the expression "sacrificial pollywogs,"  tho meaning of which is.not exactly  clear. Many Hoosiers swear "by gravy," and the exclamation "jimmy  krauts" is common in some parts of  tin.* country. A Chicago man relieves  bis overwrought feelings after inissiug  a shot in billiards by shouting "sacred  camels'* aud "mouk of the forest."  The Germans like to make remarks  about thunder and lightning when  they wish to be real naughty, the  Frenchmen take to little sayings about  a "thousand cannons" or some Isirjre  number of "thunders," and sailors are  credited with great oaths embodying  the "great horn spoon" or a willingness to "shiver my timbers," but probably the American who wishes to  swear without being profaue finds as  many queer expressions as any one.  GOLD  AND  SILVER.  The  Process of Assaying  Both  Metals  Is Identical.  The process of assaying gold and silver is identical. The metal is first put  through a highly heated furnace and  melted, the sample for assay being  dipped out while the metal is in a  liquid state. Next the sample is  thrown into a vessel of cold water,  when granulation ensues. Taken from  the cold bath, it is boiled in sulphuric  acid, the silver dissolving, while the'  gold is precipitated to the bottom,  whore it is caught in proper receptacles.  Ttie acid is now drawn off and the  metal placed in another vessel laid  with sheet lead, the bottom being  plates of copper. Chemical action now  sets in, the acid, copper and lead being in a ferment. While the gojd is  being precipitated the silver, if there  be any in the sample under test, is being deposited in thin metallic sheets on  what before the fermentation set in  were the copper plates, but which have  now been transformed into blue vitriol  or sulphate of copper.  Aftet; the metals have all been deposited they are gathered up and with  the impurities still remaining pressed  iuto cakes by a hydraulic machine  which has a pressure of 200 tons.  Again it is incited (the gold and silver  each in separate vats, of course), the  pure metal being again deposited and'  the impurities, aided by chemical action, left floating on the top. The next  and last process runs tho metals into  ingots ready for the markets of the  world.  the new 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  Scott Aye.   (main st.)  .    .$400 to $600  Other Streets    $200 to $400.  British Columbia.  .... 1 fc< i\l 7155....  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.  e~3 Cash; balance in 3  '.and 6. months,  with  interest  at  the  rate  of 6 per cent.  The Hedley City  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and flanager,  HEDLEY, B.C.  ��������� ���������  ���������  ��������� ...  ���������  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the home office���������is  a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he is public-spirited and  loyal to his town' 11 Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in  which he resides to give him their trade  me Gazette jod Department  Is the best equipped of any office in the  district, outside of Vernon and the  larger offices in the Boundary       ::       ::  Latest Type Faces,  HioH Grade Paper &  Artistic Arrangement  Are the three essentials to good work :  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Fare  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters, T?c, V-c.  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  ���������  eos  GEO. KIRBY, Hanager.  First Class in Every Kespect.     Commercial and Mining  . Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys..    Post House on Penticton-  '    Princeton   Stage  Line.  KEREilEOS,  B. C.  the great Scotch comedian, will  ....." not be in Canada this year, but he  may;be heard on the Victor GranirO-phorie and in your  own home. The : following .Laiide'r selections are  particularly fine:  52001���������I've Something in the  Bottle  for the Morning.  52002���������1 Love a Lassie.  52003���������Stop Your Tickling, Jock.  52008- Tobermory.  52009 -Killiecrankie.  58001���������The Wedding of Sandy McNab.  The first five selections are 75c each and the last one $1.25.  Send for complete .catalogue���������free. ������������������ ��������� 4t  U Anything from a visiting card to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster  U No job too small or none too large for us  fm^iuiijauiimmjjamm'.'.wwi  BERLINER GHAM-O-PHONE CO. OF CANADA LIMITED.  MONTREAL.  itffiEft  f ii<J.','>V   w*^/  *w w$  i  HEDLEY GAZETTE P. k P. GO., Ltd. t  :'���������''��������� f-i^l  I  \8e xnahv- orl^ino! ile^nj.-^Eitic ftltt?  in^s, "Halftones sn Zinc er [foppery*  ������ur wori\ i;s jsJficRy fir.sklas.v.A?  (JTur prices ore 1ocd*t for tfia same-,,  gurflikf sf amfa ffian. ifceakw* 7? ^ v?  J&aril inhe sur roar-el far if v*^Zaah us������  friol Bi'h&r'<?Y?'&hefaka prove ';{*nT*l*������-'  ffcmwA,$.C  ������������������  ������  A  < <  1  Y  1  ?  *?������'


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