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The Hedley Gazette Jan 2, 1913

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 ������<  ���������  '.)  s  y  r  2>  ������  ").���������'���������-"-������������������-.  ?V2^ ,  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTtSER.  Volume VIII.  HEDLEY, R C.", THURSDAY, JANUARY    ������ 1913  2\U All Mill  h'l  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [IS years practice in Vancouver.]  S. 0. L. Co.'s Ri.oci"  PENTICTON,       -      -       B.  C  Nickel Plate Operations in 1912  \ JflS. CLARKE \  hedle**', ib. c  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  R. W. DEANS   .  Notary Public Real Estate  Ranches,   Properties.  Min.es. -Timber,  Water Powers  Upper Trout Creek, Balcomo P. O. B.C  Camp Hedley's Contribution to tlie  World's Gold Supply  REVIEW OF YEAR'S WORK  Former Records Broken All Along the  Line���������The Pleasing Story of Increasing Efficiency���������Future Has Big Thing  in Store.  X. TlIOMI'SON i'llONK SISVMOIM* t'll.'J  MGH. WESTKK.V CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Oilices iinil Warehouse, 8l7-(i.S Hcatty Street  Vancouver, B. C.  Grand Union  Hotel .  HEDLEY, B.C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  Hedley    [liners'    and    flillrnen's  Union, No. 161, W.'F. of M.   ,-  Regular meetings of the Hedley Local, No.  Kit are held on the llrst and third Wednesday  in the month in Fr.itei nitj hull and the second  .ind foui th Wcilnuid.n .it tht X. I\ Mine..  O. M. Srrvr.vs T. R. Wii.lev  '���������  Picsiilcnt Fin-Secretary.  A. F. & A. M.  Vfe&t^      REGULAR monthly'meetings of  /W\   TIedley Lodge No. i'.i, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the second  Friday in  each month in Fraternity hull, Hedley. Visiting  brethren arc cordially invited to attend.  Again another Christmas season in  Hedley has been brightened hy the  brighter outlook of the leading industry upon which the town subsists ;  runl when that industry has just  completed payment of thirty per cent,  in dividends for the year that has inst  closed, and the owners sire moreover  free to admit that the outlook of their  mines in this camp, based upon actual  development, now far- exceeds that at  any period in the Nickel Plate's history  the feeling of supreme satisfaction  which it imparts makes the work-of  reviewing the year's operations a very  pleasant task.  It will not be necessary to remind  our readers that in the fourteen years',  history of tiie mine, of which only  about eight and a half years covered  the producing period, the Christinas  seasorr did not alwaysiiiul the situation^  affording the same senso of buoyancy  and contentment. Yet the mine was  really richer than it is'.now hy the,  amount -of value .which has/been ex-,  tracted since then.    The difference lay  limited and there was a. disposition to  concentrate as much its possible on the  Nickel Plate itself. the-.Sunnysidos and  other workings did not receive, the  attention they would' other-wise have  got. ..'     '  Exploration by diamond drill was  prosecuted extensively during the  year and a total of 34-17 feet was  drilled, of which 20(50 feet was by  contractors' drills and 1381 by the  company's own drills.*  The Windfall  Purchase  Trr connection with development  may also be mentioned tho exploratory  work done in connection with tin.'  purchase of the abovp group of four  claims (-(insisting of? the Windfall.  Morning, Bighorn, Winchester Fraction and Czar Fractional mineral  claims on which they took a bond  from the owners in tire early part of  the summer and began diamond drilling. This drilling \\[as not done on  the'properties under bond but on the  company's own property in unexplored  ground lying between the Nickel  Plate workings and the group bonded,  and within a few feet from the AVind-  fnll line. The bond was for a long  term and tho consideration was  $150,000, hut it was taken up at the  end of four months and the full consideration paid less the discount- for  cash paid before completion as provided for in the bond.. The spot where  the last drilling wrU-.-dnne was very  precipitous which rendered the work a  that of  15)11    by   nearly   13.0110' tons. | 1011 we made mention   of  Ihe digging  j Why this should   be   when   then-   has ' of 7000 feet of ditch to consi-i ve a large  been   practically   no   new  equipment jI volume of surface water which   would,  installed and irr operation  during  the ! othei wise i mi   off in   the spring.    In  year over  what  was  in   operation  in   speaking of it wo made  mention   that  in the fact that they did not know itJ trifle hazardous after the snow.'came  to lie so arid that' the faith of those, on as it does vei'y early at that point,  who were expected to know  and   who}Besides the hard frosts at  nights  was  freezing up their, -water, pipes and  causing considerable delay arid lost  time.;- The company have provided  themselves' |with drilling equipment  capable of going the  depth   necessarj*  should have   known-.irrore ..than   they,  did.'was'weak. -..-.....  As might lie expected from the fact  that'the dividends' have been greater  during the past year than any previous.  S. E. HAHILTON,  W. Al  ARTHUR CLARE.  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA:    :."  Hedley Jjocal Camp meets in  Fraternity Hall the first and  third Thursdays in the month-  A. Claki-: E. IT. Sr.Mr-so.v '  Counsel ��������� ���������   Clerk.  .y'*-������tr,^l������12'''h.-rsrbeeir.i*^-i'jii--:irfrb'riiK-diWif������-! ttrreacii the or-ubciti'Jfi^ strafca at- that  records and all former achievements, j point and doubtless as soon as the  have had to take second place. The ; weather is fit in the spring they will  tonnage of ore --mined- and .milled has resume the drilling and put down a  been greater;   the  bullion   produced   few more  holes  to obtain furtherin-  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge 1714 are held on  y^. ^ v the    third    Monday    in    every  V^^i3������^3>,l,ont'1'" Fraternity Hull.   Visiting-brethern are cordially invited to attend.  IT. .L.I ON Fy, W. M.  WM. LONSDALI'. Sec't.  DR. J. L.  MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  to llth of each month.  Office  on North   Main   Street.  NORJLEY F. TUNBRIDGE  Solicitor, Notary Public,  Conveyancer, Etc.  PENTICTON, British Columbia.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL ENC'INKI'R ami URITLSII  COLUMUIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building Princeton  MILLIARD'S  BARBER     S H O F>  FOR AN KASY SHAVE  HOT <fc COLD BATHS  Next door* north of Grand Union Hotel  W. H. T. GAHAN  I5aiTl.sU'!'. .Solicitor, F.te.  MONKY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B. C.  WHEN WRITING AI'VKIITI.SIORS PLKASK  MENTION   THIS PAPER  has been greater ;. the mill has -accomplished a higher.duty per stamp ; the  extraction has been higher; and m< re  irnpor tanb than all of them, the  development done during the year has  shown up foot for foota vastly greater  amount of ore than ever before with  the result that the ore reserves have  reached a point which puts the whole  concernt-on -easy street for years to  come, so far as the necessity for looking for new ore bodies is concerned.  No wonder the ore reserves have  .increased so enormously during the  year, wherr it is known that every bib  of the development done in the Nickel j  Plate during'the year has been all in  ore.  Mine Development  On the Nickel Plate the development  work consisted of 400 feet of sinking  of an incline shaft, with four levels  opened out from it and 300 feet of  drifting on them. This incline is  known as No. 5 incline from No. I  tunnel. There was also an incline  raise here to connect No. 1 tunnel with  tho workings above.  Another- important feature connected   with   the   development from  the  underground workings  of  the Nickel  Plate was   the commencement made  on   what   is   known   as   the Dickson  Incline.   This will be a very important  undertaking   and   will    play   a   very  prominent part in the future  working  of the rrrine.   The  incline  is  planned  for 3000  feet   and is  pointed  in   the  direction best calculated  to serve  in  the mining of the large ore reserves  already   known   to exist,   and  wherr [  curried on   will   pierce   the   territory  where it is known that new ore bodies  will be opened up.    Tin;  incline  is  to  be double compartment with man way,  The work already done is that of cutting the station for it and providing  ore pockets.   The present intention is  to equip for sinking the incline to 1000  feet and a- hoist  will   be  installed  at  once capable of doing so.    As before  stated, every part of this development  work on the Nickel Plate underground  woi kings has been in'ore.  Other development work has been  the 110 foot tunnel under the bunk-  house into the Silver Plate property  and sinking 150 feec irr the Sunnyside  No. 4 incline, but as tho power which  could he spared for development was  formation than that upon   which  the  bond was taken .up.  The Ore Tonnage  There was mined and milled during  the year a little over 70,000 tons, which  is nearly 13,000 tons more than last  year/while last year was about 10,000  tons more than the year preceding.  The tonnage month 'by month was as  follows:  Tons   Assay value  .January 5701 $10.70  February       '��������� 5014 9.45)  March 02(53 11.60  April 5326 10.55  May 503(5 10.04  June 0027 10.13  July 0110     .        9.97  August 5900 12.11  September        CIOS 16.3S  October 0101 11.05)  November (5003 11.57  Decern her 0050 (estimated)  This will show the value of the ore  mined and treated during the year to  have been at least $702,000 and as the  bullion output to the end of 1011 was  as we have shown in former issues to  have been $3,810,709.62 it may now he  seen that the output to the end of 15)12  is a little better than $4,600,000 for the  average assay value of tho ore for 1912  was $11.32, and as the extraction for  1911 was over 92 per cent, and for 1912  has gone up to 91 per cent, the assay  value and the bullion recovery are  very nearly the same.  Milling Operations  It will be remembered that prior to  fche time the present company took  hold of the Nickel Plate the highest  record of ore mined and milled in any  one year was 14,06s tons irr 15I0S. The  first full year the present company  operated was 15)10 when they inci eased  the tonnage to 40,828 torrs. During  that year important changes- were  made in the mill to cut out the losses  that were constantly occurring up to  that time but no increase was made to  the number of stamps. These changes  wore not. fully completed and in operation until a month or two of 1911 had  gone past, but nevertheless the tonnage for 1011 went up 10,51)0 tons over  1910. The tonnage for December 19l2  is not available at the hour of going to  press but wc are safe in saying the  tonnage lor tho year is likely to beat  15)11 may seem strange.  It is, however-',  to be accounted for not to any  one  or  two great changes but to a  number of  smaller iniprovoments'herv and  there,  through the mill  made, by  individual  mill   hands   in   the   working   of   the  machines  under  their chaige  and   it  shows that initiative  on   the  part  of  individual operatives is a   good   thing  to encourage.    The  great gain in the  tonnage of the  winter months of 1912  over the same months of former years  is easily to be  accounted   for   in   the  change of the water system by  which  the  water-  was   used   over   and  over  again.    This not only meant that less  water  was  required , to do   the same  work but it ensured a  more  equable  temperature in the  water  and   better  work on the   winners  and  other jam  centrating     machines     which     weie  hampered in their work by having   to  use icy water direct from the peristock  that was sometimes  half  water and  half anchor   ice.    Two   other   things  which have no doubt contributed   to  the  duty per   stamp   so   far   as   the  batteries     are    concerned,    are    the  magnet on the  conveyors   which   has  been the means of saving stamp stems  from breakage, and the increase in the  drop of the stamps and use of coarser  screens.    This last of course threw  a  heavier- duty  upon   the  tube  mill  in  having   tailings   to   regrind,     but   it-  showed that the tube  mill   heretofore  was not working up to its fullest capacity. '���������-.;''���������'     '���������"��������� ;.-  New Equipment ���������         ��������� i  The only, new equipment during the  year of any marked importance were  the changing .of the headgear on the  gravity tramway at central station  arid the installation of another new  150 horse power boiler in the powerhouse.  ���������'"���������^Che-hoa^dgi-.-u* at. the- centra!, station^  has always been" a source  of: trouble  and has caused many delays   through  the breaking of the shaft  in   the.  two  wheel gear formerly in   use.    The  uneven wear on the'cable'and   the drum  created   a   differential   strain    which  grew  worse as   the   wear   proceeded,  until finally  the .snapping  point  was  reached at irregular intervals.    Some  three years ago   the general  superintendent,  G.   P.   Jones,    who  is of a  mechanical turn of mind devised a plan  to use three wheel gear but it was not  put in owing to the expense  attached  in casting the   new   wheels  required.  Lately he modified it using the same  principle   but   making   provision   for  utilizing the  two   wheels   that   have  always, heen in use. and   necessitating  the making   of   only   one   additional  .wheel.     .It   has   now   been   working  about a couple of months or more and  is giving every satisfaction.    There is  better-   control  of  the skips and  the  strain on the shaft is  reduced from SI  tons to 28 tons.    Mr. Jones is confident  that the breaking of the shaft  is   now  a thing of the past, and  the  tramway  which in the past was a fertile source  of trouble will become one of the  best  behaved parts of the plant.  Another tramway improvement was  the installation of a direct-connected  hoist at the tipple which will enable  them to handle freight cars loaded at  the mill and send them right through  to the mine without reloading or  rehandling.  The Power House  The only thing new in this part of  the plant is the installation of a new  150 horse power- boiler which has now  been in commission a little over a  week and is proving a fine steamer.  Its installation enables them to close  off one of the other boilers at any time  for repairs and it is being made use of  in this way at. the present time to  permit, of the others receiving air  overhauling, and it is found they were  all in need of it. When all have been  overhauled and the full battery js put  on, the power should be very much  steadier1 and the lack of necessity for  forced steaming will mean greater  economy in fuel. A new plan is also  adopted with the disposal of the ash  and clinker. Formerly it was wheeled  out and dumped orr a slag heap but  now a stream from the tail race strikes  it and carries it off granulated to the  creek.  The Power Question  it was estimated it would   increase the  annual water supply of Twenty Mile  Lake forty per cent, but last spring it  did much better than that and the  increase was found  to, have  been  fully  sixty   per   cent.     Unfortunately   the  dam developed a weakness and allowed  a. good deal of  it  to  escape.    Repairs  of   a   more   permanent   nature,   were  made to the dam. part  of  which   was  the  laying  of n   largo   steel    pipe  in  concrete extending out  into   the  lake  as the collapse of the former   wooden  structure precipitated the break.   Last  ye.-rr for the first time in   many  years  tlie pumping of water at the lake   was  dispensed with and if everything goes  well with the ,dam   next   spring   aud  summer and the muskrals will behave  themselves, next summer should  see  a strong  volume  of  water  conserved  that will supply the  big   Doble   water  wheel in the power house well on into  the fall months and  save  a   large fuel  bill.  The. Bigger Power Question ���������  While Twenty Mile Creek and  Twenty Mile Lake have a I ways loomed  large in Hedley's power schemes it has  always been known that there was a  much greatei-'one in reserve and that  the day would conic.when the waters  of the .Siinilkameen River would lie  hainassed to not only supply the  deficiency but to assume the whole  load and allow Twenty Mile to take a ,.  rest. The wonder was that it was nob  taken hold ��������� of long before, hut rrow  when it has become active it has  become very active. Not until a few  months ago was any definite, move  made by the company to secure rights  on the river, but unfortunately when  they did move they found they had  delayed too long and that the situation  w';is..>coiuplic:(itcfL;J-l\y-.i!...v ni'iin-. .r.ighfc.^.  which had been granted for a-volume  of water that was practically the entire  volume which the river was capable of  supplying at low water.  Of   course   it   is  still open  for the  company to go  further  up  the   river  and   develop   power,    returning    the  water to the stream at a.  point above  where'the prior right could divert  it.-,  but that means greater inconvenience  and greater  cost.     What  they ' most  complain of now is the fact that delay-  is occasioned and they want to  begin  mmediately the installation of a plant  which will develop 2000 horse  power.  This they cannot do until the holders  of the prior right fyle their plans  and  show   where  they  propose diverting  the water.    The water rights   branch  of the Department of Lands   has   told  them that extension of time  has been  given the holders of the prior right as  provided in  the Water Act and   the  Commissioner,   like  the laws   of   the  Medes,   cannot change   what  he  has  already done.  Tin; whole question of tin development of .Siinilkameen power is one  which has been dismissed at length in  these columns long before the present  situation arose and it would neither  be in place nor within the scope of a  review of this kind to go into it further  just here, although we may have  occasion to discuss it further in future  issues as well as keep our readers  posted from time to time with what is  being done.  LETTING THEM TALK  Government Will Rest its Case on the  Speeches Already Made ��������� Foster's  Great Effort Unanswerable.  The "Evening Citizen" says: " That  tho memorable speech of lion. Goo. E.  Foster on Wednesday on the Naval  Bill is the last word irr the discussion  is so regarded by prominent Conservatives here. When the Hoii.se  resumes, a i'ow on the .government  side may speak, bub it is considered  that the ground already has been completely covered. The system of  putting up -speaker for speaker only  tends to aid the opposition if any  blockade is designed, and so it is said  to be probable that the field of discussion will be" abandoned to the  Liberals.      The   government   side   is  likely to sit tight and let the others do  Last year irr the annual review for ' all the talkirnr." THE HISDLISY GAZKTTK JAN 2.    1913  fvh.fr ���������**'  leiei dazette  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Nsued on Tliiusdiiys, by tlie llr.m.r.v (���������A>.i"'m-:  1'lilNTINl! AND l'CIH.ISIIINC CdMI'ANV,  Li.mitkiv at Mudlev.  M. ('.  Subscriptions in Advance  I*  "   (Uniluil Staticl  2.M  Advertising Rates:.  Moasii'e.iinMit. I'_ linos to the incli.  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To constant advertisers  talcing larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be {riven of roducoii  charges, based on size of space and length  of linni.  A. MEGRAW. Managing fc'ditor.  ihe said I hat if he believed Britain  j n-'i'di'd as-istMiire from Canada lo  ! help lo maintain her naval siipremaey  he. would lie willing to give four times  | JjilS.'l.OOU.OI.O which according to Mr.  (���������'ira.hani's figures would set Canada  2-i1.) ye.-ii-s ���������eonstilutionstlly backward."  Now in that, statement of Sir Wilfrid  Laurier be shows that he takes no  stock in the views of of either .Mr.  Graham or preacher McDonald of the  Globe who rave about "tribute" and  going "constitutionally backward,"  but he does something that is even  worse for he unmannerly teils the  British Admiralty that lie does not  believe that they meant what they  said in the memorandum which Mr.  Burden read   to the  House.  PflLA'Gfc  iUveru, feed & Sale Stables  eo  HKUtlCY    It. C.  .1 AN  Sun. Won. Tues. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat,.  ' "I A good stock of Morses and Rigs on  I Hand.    "I Orders for Teaming  I promptly attended Lo.  OrTiGC of Dominion express Gompanij.  METEOROLOGICAL.  12  1!)  ���������IS  (i  13  2'.)  ���������*7  I  n    ir,  21     22  23     20  0  l(i  23  30  10  17  21  31  -t  11  IS  ���������>.r>  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  The Liberals in Ontario and elsewhere who placed country bcfoie  party and refused to help Laurier to  "make Canada only an adjunct of the  United States" for President Taft,  do not'seem to have recanted or in  siny way. regret-the. course they took;  in that matter.   They knew  that Sir  Wilfrid bad no love for -George Wash  ,.    /;': X,      . .  Incton Ross since the'latter'gehtlemsirj'  I'. \ "���������<' '  refused    to   support 'reciprocity' and  they knew that Sir Wilfrid's choice of  a leader of the Seriate in succession to,  the late Sir Richard-Cartwright was  Senator Hewitt Bostock, but they  turned down Bostock and elected Mr.  Ross instead. Now the same-principle which impelled them to oppose  Laurier when his bad .judgment led  him to play into the hands of President Taft against the interests of  Canada, will make them oppose him  again when his worse judgment and  bad politics is leading him to play into  the hands of Emperor William of  Germany against the interests of  Canada on the navy question, for the  bust interests of Great Britain in this  matter are the best interests of Canada.  The following arc the readings showing temperature, etc., for the. week  ending Dec. 2S, 15)12:  AT T1JK   MINK.  .Maximum Minimum  Dec 22 . 32        .. IS  23 .. 3S        .. K)  2-1- .. 32 It  25 .. 315        .. lo  20    ���������       .. 10        .. 17  27 .. 28        .. 1-1  2S ..       .22        .. KJ  Average maximum temperature 32.57  Average minimum do 1-1.35  Mean temperature 23.71  Rainfall for the week      .00 inchc.-..  -muwfall        "        " LO  COKKKSl'O.N-DING  WI'KIC OK  I.AS1"  VB.1H  Highest maximum temperature 21.  Average maximum do 1-1.57  Lowest minimum do -10.  Average minimum do .71  Mean do 7.01  AT THIS  MILL.  Maximum Minimum  Dec 22 .. 33 .. 28  23 .. 32 . V2  24 .. 30 .. 15  25 ..         2S          .. 21  20         ..         27          .. 27  27 .           18 ..          IS  28 ..         31 ..          21  Average maximum temperature 32.12  Average minimum do           21.18  Meiin do            20.80  Rainfall for the week .00   inches  Snowfall        "        " 1.05  COllRESPONDING  WEKIC OK  LAST  VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 32.  Average do do 23.28  Lowest minimum do 4.  Average do do 12.2S  Mean do" 17.78  W OOD.FOK   S A LE!  Phone II. INN1S   DROS. Proprietors.  ���������hotel similkameen;  HEDLEY, B. C.  j' An Up-to-date   First-Class Hotel J  ������ RATES MODERATE             ^  \ F. J. DOLLEMORE            )  f Proprietor. <*  Hon. George P. Graham, the defeated of Brockville, who has frequently been slated as Laurier's successor in the Liberal leadership will  do well to .refrain from measuring  swords with Hon. George .13. Foster'  any oftenor than he can help, for.  every time he does so he is hound to  see the leadership slide a little farther-  away from him. In his speech in  favor of Laurier's navy amendment  Mr. Graham declared that Borden's  proposal to have Canada come imined  iately to Britain's assistance with a.  .$35,000,000 vote for three dreadnoughts at the expressed wish of the  British Admiralty as contained in the  memorandum which Mr. Borden read  to the House, would "place Canada  seventy years constitutionally hack-  ward." When Mr. Poster probed a  little deeper and asked Mr. Graham  whether be really meant, that, tlie  latter went deeper into the pit he had  dug lor himself by brazening the  thing out arrd reaffirming his belief  that it would "place Canada seventy  years constitutionally backward." Mr.,  Foster thereupon placed him face to  face with the declaration of Sir  Wilfrid Lalrier himself in his speech  introducing    the   amendment   wheie  Money Thrown Away Under Terms of  Laurier Agreement Becomes Productive  Under New Arrangement by Borden  Government.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer., Heal   Estate.   Mines,  Ciown    Grants   Applied    For  Under :Land   Act  and  "Mineral Act.  Agent, for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Hay Insurance Co.  "Maryland Casualty Co  Ocean Accident and (.'.uarantec Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.   C.  In n nutshell, the science oil saving money mid  of' successful investment is largely the science  of seli'-control.  A Savings Account in  THE   BANK   OF  ritish , North Amer  will assist you wonderfully in the development  of   self-control.      Why   not   open   one   NOW?  76    YEARS   IN    BUSINESS  CAPITAL AND RESERVE OVER $7,500,000  Hedley   Branch,  H. H. Hobbs, Manager  F^ R U I x   nr R E E &    ���������  Buy B-les.I'fcH-y Home- Crown Trees  No Danger of Importing Pests        No Injury from Fumigation  No Drying Out in Course of Shipment  Protect Yourself Iby Buying; Our Trees  Write for catalogue and Price List to  WATER NOTICE  For a  Licence to Take and   Use Water  ���������jVTotice is hereby given that the .Siniilkaineen  x> Power Co., Ltd., of Vancouver, B.C. will  apply for a licence to take and use n0 cubic feet  per second of water out of Aslinola. Hi ver,  which (lows in a north-easterly direction and  empties into the Similkameen river near Keremeos. Tho water will he diverted at,the second  canyon and will bo used for power purposes on.  tho land described as Oliver s pre-emption and  within 11 radius of 40 miles. ..-���������.'  This notice was, posted on the ground on the  llth day of October, 1912. The application will  be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at  Fairview, B. C.       t  '  Objections may be lilcd with the said Water  Recorder or with tlie Comptroller of Water  Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  Similkiuncen 1'owcr Co. Ltd.  ;...:...:.   .,::;':'!/,-���������   :i.-.   ;JL;'������. Siuague  T  E   RIVERSIDE   NURSERIES  Dept. B. GRAND FORKS, B. C.  Established in 1900  125 ACRES  Representative���������\f. Dynes, Penticton  N. li.���������Wo   have   Dwarf  stock in���������JVIcIntosh Ked,  Wealthy, Jonathan, Cox's  Orange, Ontario, Northern Spy and Wagoner.  WATER NOTICE  An important move has been taken  by Hon. W. T. White designed to  save Canada some ejght millions of  dollars. He proposes to devote, part  of the fifteen or twenty million dollnis  surplus which he will he able to  announce in his budget speech this  y '.-ir to the purchase of Grand Trunk  Pacific three per cent, bonds guaranteed hy the government.  'And thereby hangs a. story.  When the agreement was drawn up  between the Laurier government and  the Grand Trunk Pacific a clause  known as the "implementing" clause  was inserted. This clause provided  that the difference between the selling  price of the company's bonds and the  par value, provided that the selling  price was below par, should be paid by  the Dominion government. This little  Laurier joker has^ already cost the  country some five million dollars, and  but for the action of Mr. White would  cost Canada eight million dollars more.  How It Works Out  The Grand Trunk Pacific bonds have  not brought very high prices on the  money market. At present they  stand at 78. Bonds have been issued  for ������7,2011,0(10. The government has  had to pay the difference between the  selling price and par to the company,  and last year a check for a cool live  millions was paid over to the G.T.P.  It was a direct gift to the company  and an absolute loss to the country.  Expensive " Joker "  There still remains to he issued  within the next two or three years  ������>,������J0,0()0 of these bonds. After  allowing for commission, etc., these  bunds would on the basis of the present  urai-ket price realize not about 71, thus  leaving 20 points, the difference between par, to be made up by the  government, amounting to $8,000,000.  Under the joker "implementing"clause  in the agreement the government  would have no alternative but to pay  over this amount to the company,  What Mr.  White proposes to do is to  For a Licence to Take and Use Water  "NJotice.is hereby given that The Daly Rcduo-  x> tion Co.. of Hedley, ll.C. will apply for a  licence to take and use SOU cubic feet per second  of wateroutthc Similkameen river, which flows  in a southerly direction .through Hedley, B. C.  and empties in the Okanagan river near Oroville. The water will be diverted at; a point  on or between lot 1831 and lot 2900 and will be  used for .power puriJoses on the laud described  us. Lot 2900.  Tliis notice was posted on tho ground on the  IH day of November, 1912. The application will  be filed in the office of the AVatcr f lommission-  cr at Kail-view, U. C.  Objections may be tiled with too said Water  Commissioner,   or the   Controller  of  Water  lights.  Parliament Buildings.   Victoria, B. C.  . The Daly Keduction Co., Ltd  ? '";. P. Jones. Agent  WATER   NOTICE  For a License to Take and Use Water.  TVJOTICE is hereby given that Percy Ed.  L^ Howell of Green Mountain, rancher, will  apply for a license to take and use 100 inches of  water out of Sheep-Creek, which (lows in an  easterly direction through Lot 3396 and empties  into Okanagan Luke, near Penticton. The  water will bo diverted at 100 feet from the S. IS.  corner of Lot 1707, and will be used for irrigation and domestic purposes on the land  described as Percy I'd. Howell's Pre-emption.  This notice was posted on the ground on the  20th day of December, 1912, Tho application  will lie lilcd in the ollice of the Water Recorder  at Kairvicw,  Objections may lie (lied with the said water  Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water  Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  52-1 P. E. Howell, applicant.  MINERAL ACT  CERTIFICATE OF IMPROVEMENTS  T AST Chance Fraction, Last Chance, Avoca,  a-J Summit. Fraction, Goodview Fraction,  Jack Pine, Primrose Fraction, Doadwood and  Cyclone Fraction Mineral Claims situate in the  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District,  where located���������In Camp Hedley.  Take notice that I, Duncan Woods, Free  Miner's Certificate No. 10111411, intend, sixty  days from tho date hereof, to apply to tho  Mining Recorder for a certificate of improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the abovo claims.  And further take notice that action, wider  section 37. must bo commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this Sith day of December, 1912.  52-10 DUNCAN WOODS  devote part of the surplus lo purchasing these bonds, and in the ensuing  two or three years the remainder will  be taken up. Thus the Grand Trunk  Pacific will get its money and the  country, instead of making a free gift  of $8,0ii(),000 in addition to the $5,000,-  000 already paid over, will invest its  surplus and receive 3 per' cent, on its  money. The result should also lie to  strengthen all Dominion guaranteed  securities on the London market.  A Nice Stock of  CRANBERRIES  CELERY  SWEET   POTATOES  ORANGES  DATES  FIGS  RAISINS and CURRANTS  For the New Year Trade.  While in see bur Cut Glass and China.  .-.' ���������XjilT'E wish ,oiir;Patronsa:Happy arid :  vv Prosperous New Year  JSchuiDert's Supply Stored  HEDLEY and TULAlVIEEN  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  C<OAIj mining rights of the Dominion, in  ' Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,  tho Yukon Territory, tho North-west Territories and in 11 portion of the Province of British Columbia, liiny be leased for a term of  ���������twenty-one years at an annual rental of 81 an  acre. Not more than 2,5K0 acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made by the  applicant in person to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must bo described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract  applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must bo accompanied by a  fee of Sf> which will be refunded if the rights  applied for arc not available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at tho rate of live cents  per ton  The person operating tho mine shall furnish  the Agent witli sworn returns accounting for  the full (|uantity of merchantable cual mined  and any the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights are not being operated, such returns  should bo furnished at least once 11 year.  Tho lease will include the coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may  bo considered necessary for tbo working of the  mine at the rate of ������10.00 an acre.  For full information application should bo  made to the Secretary of the Department, of  the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. XV. CORY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.-Unauthorized publication of this advertisement will not bo [laid for. !l-(im  GOOD   POSITIONS OPEN  New Federal   Law  Compels Vessels  to  Have More Wireless Operators  WATER NOTICE  For a Licence to Take and   Use   Water  otico  is hereby given  that. Siinilkiuiiecu  Fruit Lauds Co. of  Winnipeg   Mani-  Storms  have caused   great loss  of  life on the Atlantic coast.  N  toba will apply for a licence to take and use  live cubic feet of water out of .Similkameen  River which flows in a Southerly direction and  empties into tho U.S.A. near tho Boundary  Lino. The water will be di verted at one mile  below Keremeos St. and will be used for Irrigation purposes on the land described as all the  lands belonging to tho above company.  This notice was posted on tho ground on the  (ith day of December. 1912. The application  will bo tiled in tho office of the Water Recorder  at Fairview, 13. C.  Objections may bo filed with the said Water  Recorder or with   the   Comptroller of   Water  Rights. Parliament Buildings. Victoria. B. C.  Similkaineeii Fruit Lands Coy,.  R. L. Cawston  ���������19-1  Many good 'positions are. open to  young men and women in the field of  '���������Wireless" and of commercial telegraph service. The passage of tin-  new federal law, effective Oct 1, compelling all sea-going vessels to he  equipped with wireless instruments  arrd manned by two competent operators, has created a wide demand for op-  orator's in the marine wireless .service.  Federal law now requires railways to  use more, operators than ever hefjoiv.  The Morse Telegraph company, of Seattle and Portland, works 111 close connection with wireless and commercial  officials, and can place tread nates in  good positions. It will pay you to  write for full particulars.     Adv.    49-1-  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights Ac  Anyone sending n sketch and description may  quickly ascertain our opinion free whether an  Invention Is probably patentable. Communications strictly contldentlul. HANDBOOK on Patents  sent free. Oldest agency for seounriK patonto.  Patents taken through Blunn & Co. receive  special notice, without charge, in the  A handsomely illustrated weekly. I.nrccat circulation of uny sdlentlDc Journal. Terms, $3 a  7ear: four months, $1. Sold by all nowsileiiiora.  (WUNN^Oo.3618^^. New York  Branch or    -. P** V St. WaRM^ron. T) 0  E. E. Burr  General   Blacksmith  Hedley, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work .  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  BH ISaX&Xusjciggsx  *-rTj**-'-  jl ( Tin  iifiy-iru ir, n(T"-i������ii  ij*������*#0������������>i-twrij������'.*������/-.-;&ir.~,rii'**U.������.V--'Jl. ><������U*.".iV������,*v*i !������-.>������ji.*.  a-J^a.^ii^toClrja/.^/fltiiWWi*-^  V  .-r.>  1'1-IK HEDLEY GAZETTE, .TAN  ID 111.  <r  Town j&nd Distri<S.  Now write it 1913.  The finest, November and December  which the country has seen for many  a year has been out lot during the two  .months that are past. Were it not  for   ihe   sprinkling   of   snow     which  ��������� would make it hard to find the balls,  the whole time would have been and  would still be reasonably ijood golfing  weather. ,-,  Jim lnnis was in town on Fiidaylast  and made the Gazette a friendly call.  He has been in the teaming business  at Liytlnn, where lie has four -1-horse  teams at work on a. hauling contract  which has given employment for his  teams for several months past and will  be good for some limn to come. He'  reports quite a ' little colony of ex  Hedleyites in Lytton and among them  our old friend Dave. James who w.-is  about the squarest colored man who  has struck the country."' "' '  Rev. Mark Jukes of Princeton held  Anglican service . iere on Sunday last.  All holidays (Christinas' included)  bring the usual' crop of drunks and  other misbehavior. Some of these will  take up some precious time of others  who have no time to bother with them.  IS. A. Hargreavcs of Keremeos was  in town on Friday last. He is now  running the business formerly conducted by F. tin live,  The Penticton   Herald   arid   Grand  rniy In- enclosed in them. The othcr  d.iy the editor round in his mail a  common circular letter with open back  and the flap turned in to allow it to  travel through the mails half .fare.  In.-ide of it was a dainty little brown  envelope that had been posted in  Wichita, Kansas, and addressed to a  lady at an obscure post office in  Canada that we had not heard of  before. This diminutive missive had  evidently slipped into the opening in  the bigger, letter ^and escaped the  notice of the mail clerks. Doubtless  many another letter of the same kind  has been lost in much the. same way,  for there are very few business men  who pay any attention to those open-  backed "due centers,"  TO FUR SHIPPERS  Tlio most melinite, rcll.-iWo .-inJ only Muikel laporl  mill Trice 1.1x1 uflUkliKl jiuIjIMmmI.  "(Hit*? Bi}ubvrt 8l}inVcr"  Miillml l'ia-:i-'   to tboso inluruHlcd In   luiw J'liirf  SEND US YOUR NAME ON A POSTAL-TODAY  It's nut 11 Trapper'n Guide, but a lniUluiiiun lxsucl  every two wi-cka, wlilili j-Iv.-h you room Is ofwh.il Is  dnli<j;liuilltlic3Iui'ki:t������oftl>u World in American  Rnw Furs. 'J'lilsIiiluriiuiUuii Is wurthlmjicln.il-; of  doll.irnloyoii.  Write for it���������NOW���������IT'S FREE  A. B. SHUBERT  The Largest House in ihe World dealing exclusively in  American Raw Furs  25-27 W. Michigan SI., Depl. 138CHICAG0, ILL., U.S.I  $  ���������$>  Calendars for 191K are a bib  later  arriving  this year.     The first   to  *  Chile,    and   hack  acr(  ss  the  b  until  American  conlitie  it  >y  the  T  -ins  Andean   1  ail way.  (Tn  ti  is   \\  ay    he  will miss  the   Pan  una  Ci  rial,  wi  til  a  11)  be  brought to this office was that of F.  1-1. French ��������� which is a- handsome art  calendar. The Hedley Moat M-irki-t  has a neat long wall hanger which is  an apt'artistic interpretation of "Bred  in Old Kentucky." Of outside calendars two useful and handsome ones  are those issued by the Mutual Life of  Canada and the Great West Permanent Loan. The latter company arc  noted ' for their very handsome  calendars arrd this'year's is no-exception. The subject is Tennyson's  artistic suggestion " When splendour  falls on castle walls," which is enough  to set any landscape artist at work.  With the beginning of the year the  work begins in earnest to prepare for  Forks Gazette each  issued interesting   the Masquerade Ball  given   in   behalf  arrd very highly creditable holiday  specials in the interests of their respective towns. Both these towns are  on the up-grade and making rapid  progress and the healthy appearance  of the papers reflect the general progress and advance. Sometimes the  paper goes ahead of the town and  sometimes the town ahead of the  paper, but in both of these cases it is  an instance of both town and paper  keeping step. The advertising patronage accorded to both of them shows  that the hu.-iness men appreeiate the  influence of a local paper arid thereby  they show themselveVdeserving ot the  efforts which the papers put forth.  Mrs. Thain, formerly teacher in the  Hedley school,^luis been engaged to  teach next year-in Penticton.  B. W. Khbwles  returned from his  .   y is i t to Co I o r'itd o; i n, ti.rrie,_ to, put.; 5 n. Iii s.  Christmas in Vernon.  G. W. Cooper of Kereineos attended  ' the   Masonic   installation, on  Friday  evening last.  -'   '.'������������������'������������������ .' > ��������� i     -..;���������''...���������'.'���������  H. A.  Turner   district road   super-  ' visdr, was in   town   Friday.    He came  .over  to  meet the surveyors   on   the  Government auto  road  who   are   at  work irr this vicinity and also to confer  with   Messrs.   Boeing   &  Brass  who  have  the contract for putting   in  a  large bridge over- the Great Northern  track at or near Granite  Creek.    The-  goverriment  want  the  bridge built if  possible   before    high    water.       Mr.  Turner' came over fiom Penticton that  morning on Tweddle's auto and  said  they had no difficulty getting through.  of the hospital. Not only are the  directors of the hospital doing their  best to make it a success, but tho  townspeople���������men and-women, lads  and lasses are designing their costumes  Friday. 'January 2-ith���������that is the  date.  Messrs. J. A. Holderr, VV. I). Gordon  and Rev. T. A. Osborne of Princeton  took in the Masonic installation on  Friday evening last.  When the new boiler at the powerhouse was installed and "steamed up  arid one of the other boilers was  allowed 'to die out for inspection it was  found that the supports had been  pretty'badly burned out. As soon as  repaired the other's were given like  inspection arid are undergoing overhauling in turn. There has been no  severe weather yet but when a cold  ���������s'nii'p-c()ines.'ithe-whole liitttei-y will be  ready to cope with it. \  description of which Biyce's hook  begins. The Lour will take about four  months and being made at this season  of the year he will, miss the North  American winter and avoid, besides,  much of the Antarctic cold complained  of by Bryce,,who had evidently made  his trip at a different; season of the  year.' Thus W. T., like Fe.ssler's bees  in Florida, will come in for- three  summers in succession with no winter  intervening, hut, unlike the bees, lie  will take the trip for pleasure and net  he. worked to death gatheiing any  more honey than lie has.  To our Friends and Customers:  *  ���������  ������  ������  MASONIC INSTALLATION  Officers of Hedley Lodge A. F. & A. M.  Chosen and Placed in their Chairs for  the Ensuing Year.  The Verruui News special holiday  number exceeds by far anything that  they had formerly issued and that is  saying a great deal. It covers not  only the city of Vernon but the whole  Okanagan in a most complete way and  is turned orrt with the excellence in  point of execution for which that paper  is noted. Besides the usual 10 pages  of the regular issue the special made it  up to Oil pages more, and all of it  handsomely illustrated with views of  the district. The issue was ten thousand copies which are being disposed of  at 2.3 cents each. Veinorr is indeed  , fortunate in possessing a- paper which  can keep abreast of the times in the  manner the News does.  A dainty cute little envelope may be  the proper- caper socially but it is a  splendid way to lose mail  matter that  HOSPITAL DONATIONS  Miss Allen, matron of the hospital,  acknowledges receipt of a dozen silver  teaspoons andsugar spoon for the use  of the Hedley Hospital. The gift was  from the pupils and teachers of tlie  Union Sunday School.  J. H.  RODGERS REVISITS THE  CAMP  a?n&  JD-  >ga*p  mom  ONEDYErc'AllnlNDSo'MODst  J. H. Rodgers arrived in  town  on  Saturday    aird    spent    a   few   days.  Needless to say he spent  all   the  time  he could spare on the Nickel Plate.  To him more than to almost any other  visitor to the  camp  the Nickel Plate  has an intense interest, from a scientific point of view.    In the early days of  the camp  when   he   was a geological  student   spending    his    holidays    in  Hedley, the Nickel Plate, offered   him  a grand problem and with each  recur-  ing visit he has an opportunity to  see  how the solution is  working  out and  ktrow  how many   of   his   early  conclusions are proving correct.    Since he  was last here he has spent a good deal  of time 111 Mexico, where  his   brother  M. K. is now residing and is likely to  take up his permanent abode  as  the  doctor's have forbidden northern  latitudes, and in alT probability much  of  Harry's  time   will   also  be  taken   up  there for he regards Mexico as a most  interesting and  profitable  field.    The  real situation in Mexico hesays is very  much misunderstood and misrepresented  through   the   United   States   and  Canada and the rebellion very much  exaggerated.   As an evidence of this  he says that out of 7000 miles  of  railway irr Mexico only 200 miles  are  out  of commission or unsafe for travel.  On Friday night last, the festival of  St. John tlie Evangelist, the brelhcin  of Hedley Ladge No. 43 A. F. & A. M.  and sojourning brethern assembled  for this annual function. The officers  installed for the ensuing year were;���������  W.M., W. Bro. S. E. Hamilton  S.W., Bro. G. H. Sproule  J.W., Bro. F. H. French  Secy., Bro. II. D. Barnes  Treas., Bro. E. D. Boeing  Chaplain,     VV.   .Bro.   Rev.   A.    H.  ' "Cameron  S.D., Bro. G. P.Tories  J.D., Bro. E. H./Sii'ripson  D. of C, W. Bro. A. Creelman  S.S., Bro. G. W.'Cooper  J.S., Bro. E. H. "Williams  I.G., W.Bro. J. D. Brass  At the close of: the ceremony of instillation the annual banquet which  always accompanies the event was  held, when an excellent spread was  done, full justjee to.and at the close of  the supper a number of Masonic toasts  were proposed and responded to by  brethern present.  The bfethfiii of tlie lodge were  pleased to entertain' some visiting  brethern who'came out to meet with  them on the occasion and a notable  feature in connection therewith was  the great number- of ��������� Grand Lodge  jurisdictions represented in the company present which shows the widespread character (if .Free Masonry.  *>  We all have plans for the coming year ;  May they all be Realized���������  both yours and ours������������������  and may the New Year be one of  Health, Happiness and Prosperity  for all the people of Hedley  Is the wish of  From Kootenay  To The Coast  Conference Between Railways as to  Running Rights over Kettle Valley  Line Accross Hope Mountain Concluded.  mri  i  i  ���������  F. H. French  ���������  t  inmssanamscsrsm  Goods are arriving every day aud already  some iiice lines are on display.  20th Genturu Clothing W. G. & R. Shirts  fl.nice line of Men's Ties , Fine Stock of Underwear  The Shoe stock arid other lines will be on  hand in a few days.  Remember the Place���������Shier's Old Stand  H.   G.   FREEMAN  AN EXTENDED TOUR  It's (ho CLEANEST. SrMPLEST. and BEST HOME  OYE, one can buy--Why you don't even h/������-e 10  know what KINO of Cloth your Goods arc mude  of.--So Mistakes nrc-rmposslblo.  Send for free Color Cord, Story Booklet. ,md  Booklet uMiik rusiiltn of Oyt-inc over other color*.  The JOHNSON-rtrCHARDSOM CO.. Limited.  Montrenl. C.tnnr.ln  W. T. Shatford of Penticton has  gone orr an extended tour to South  America, accompanied by Mrs. Shatford. The route he will take is not to  be travel led in quite the same order as  that so graphically described by  Ambassador Bryce in his latest hook  but it will cover pretty nearly the  same ground. After going back east  to visit Mr. Shatford's old home in  Nova Scotia, they will go southward  from New York to Brazil and Argentine and around the Horn to Peru and  Conferences between the Kettle  Valley Railway Company and the  Great Northern, or the Victoria, Vancouver and Eastern, as the isiihsidiaiy  organization of the latter is called on  this side of the boundary line, which  had been in progress for ten days  concluded on December 20th, when  President.I. .1. Warren of theK.V.R.  R. and Vice-President Oilman of the  G.N.R. with their engineers and head  officials met at the Provincial Buildings. The negotiations covered construction and operation of the lines  from Kootenay to the Coast, known  as the Hope Mountain division. It is  proposed that all formalities shall be  completed' by January 15, and it is  expected that an agreement will be  reached for the joint use of a single  track through this mountain region  for 50 miles.  Sir Richard McBride also had a  short conference with Mr. Oilman today in respect to the adjustment of  Victoria and Sidney Railway affairs,  Mr. Oilman reiterating that it is the  determination of the Great Northern  to pay much more attention to British  Columbia aird its necessity for transportation facilities, both on the  mainland and on Vancouver Island.  TENDERS WANTED  Tender.-, will be rucoivt'il for material  and  work in I'unciiiK the cemetery.   Apply to  F.1I. KRENCH  l������&  *8f  ������  ������  9  ������  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  ������  9  ������  ������  ������  9  ������  9  9  9  9  9  9  FREE  Fine Engraving ������  9  in Sepia  of the  f  Borden Cabinet for Readers  of   the    "News-Advertiser."  BVISIiYONE wants a picture of the members of the'Government of  Canada. The "News-Advertiser" has had prepared for* the exclusive use of its readers in this province a large engraved plate of Rt.  Hon. R. L. Borden and his Minsters.  The group is redrawn from the latest photographs of the eighteen Ministers, who compose the advisers of His Royal Higness the  Governor-General. It is printed in sepia on heary board ready for  framing, and will be of the greatest educational value in the home,  tlie school and the library.  The Prime Minister, HON. R. L. BORDEN, occupies a central  position, and is shown standing at the head of the Council Table.  Seated about him are his colleagues.  Dimly in the background the features of Sir .lohri Macdonald  look down orr his successors.  How to Obtain the Picture  This tine,  engraving, of  which a limited number have been prepared, will be sent  FREE OF CHARGE  to new subscribers, or to old subscribers,   who renew their subscriptions for one year ($3.00).  For orrt of  town subscribers the picture  will bo tubed and post-  ago prepaid.  Non-subscribers  may obtain copies on  payment of 50 cents.    If  mailed, ten cents extra for tubing and postage.  Applications and  remittances  (cash  must accompany order-),  must be made to  The Circulation Manager  "News-Advertiser," Vancouver.  ������  9  9  ���������9  9  ������.  9  9  9  9  9,  9  9  .9  9  ���������9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9 ..-/*  THE  HEDLEY GAZETTE. .IAN 2.  Uli:i'  EOS, the Centre of Lower3imilkameen--������-Famed for Fruit Growing  Town and Lower Valley.  "Air. and Airs. Moody, who have been  '.   spending Christmas with Mr. and Mrs.;  W..M. Frith,   left  by  auto  stage  for  their home  in  PeiiVicton,   on   Friday  afternoon.  .J. .1. Armstrong leaves on January'  the first for .Vancouver ,-ind Victoria,,  to spend -a 'couple of.wei'ks combining  ������������������business: with pleasure. During liis  absence the lumber yard will be looked  after by Harry .-Etches.  ;...'.-  The turkey shouts during tlie Chi i*-t-  nias festivities, at both the upper anil  lower town. were, a decided success.  About live .hundred birds including  tin keys, geese and chickens wwu shot  for.'-   "t- :   ,  Both hotels put .up the finest kind  of Christmas dinners; and many a  bach had the pleasure, of accepting  their kind invitations; on Christmas  day. At the Restaurant on Thursday  evening Airs. Keeler gave a splendid  dinner at which about fifty guests sat  down. After dinner she invited all to  spend an hour or two at games, which  was taken advantage of and greatly  enjoyed.  .James M. lnnis of Lyttou (better  known as .I mimic) came in Justin lime  to spend Christmas day at home. He  returned Alonday after' having had a  nice time.  Rev. .1. A. Clelland held Church of  I'higland services in the School House  last Sunday, both services being well  attended.  Air. .Fred Stevens of Hedley and Air.  H. W. Ivnowles of Hedley spent  Christinas day at the home of. Mr. .7.  ���������A. .Brown.. '-.,.���������  . Joe Verrrty of ...McLend, Alta.; came  in last week to work on the Robertson  ranch.  We are sorry to hear that the  sickness of Miss Bessie Richter at the  Convent in Victoria., -was' of such  seriousness that her mother Airs.  Tweddle, was called away last week.  ,; We arc pleased to say that at the  ���������present time Miss Bossier has taken a  ���������tu<-n for the better, and she has been  taken- by'Tier -mother   to   California  ��������� with   the   hopes   that  the change in  - climate will do her.good.  H. A. Turner,   road supervisor, was  in town Friday, and on Saturday took  '-.atrip up  the ��������� Ashrinla ��������� River  accompanied by-road foreman Jack Young.  The concert given by the Pan-  American Octette on the tilth was of  a very fine character. The solos,  duets, and quartettes were wonderful-'  ��������� ly' rendered.      As    usual    Keiemeos  turned out in force, which resulted in  a success both financial and otherwise.  They left-a slogarr with us that will not  drop for some while "Somebody lied.''  Af. 0. Kennedy of Springbrook ranch  on .-the Penticton road, came in Monday to report that he had lost a  '���������number of young horses; And also  to do the only thing under the circumstances, viz., to put an advertisement  in the Gazette.  Ross Fleming, of the tl.N. Survey,  near Tulauieeri, is spending a few days  with his uncle, W. M. Frith.  The Christmas Tree of the Sunday  School given in the Town Hall on the  23rd was a decided success. The hall  was filled to capacity, Too much  credit cannot lie given Mrs. McKen/.ie,  who unselfishly gave most of her time  having the children trained for their  various performances. Miss Ethel  Bromley was Airs. McKen/.ies right  hand lady, and it was with her kind  help with the music that much of the  success was obtained. The programme  was as follows:���������1. Opening by the  School. 2. Santa in a Hat. by Lawrence Vader. 3. 'Exercise by the  Kindergarten children. 1. ('horns,  Christmas Bells, by the school 5.  Ilecitation by Jimuiie Emory. 0.  Going Fishing by Alfred Mills. 7.  Song by Four little girls. S. Recitation  by Leonard Inn is. 0. Ilecitation by  Frankie lnnis. 10. Christmas Eve by  Robert Frith. 11. Twinkle, song by  Ruth Vader and Francis Gibson. 12.  Ai's you God's wife, by Bonnie Clark.  13. Recitation, by Frediu Alarrery. II,  Song by Annie Maney. 1">. The doll's  mission, by Ruth Vader. lb'. Chorus  by the Sunday School. .17. Dialogue.  Living the Christmas spirit, by school  girls. 18. Recitation by Joe Bromley.  ,19.'Garlands, by the big girls. 21).  Recitation,  by  Mrs.   IJ. .1. I'*"'*-    21-  ��������� ICercmcos-Pcnticton; Mail Stage.  The auto stage leaves Kereineos I'm  Penticton. Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturday at 5 p.m.  Single.fare $7.00, Return $11.00  The   auto  stage, will   run an 'excursion  every   Sunday   from Penticton  to Hedley  and   ruliirh, leaving   Penticton  at. 8 a. in.  and, returning, leaving Hedley at 4 p.m.  Phone 1-1, Penticton W. E. Wki.hy  Indian Drill, by boys and girls of  school. 22. Recitation by Buster  Thomas. 23. Recitation by Violet.  Honeywell. . 21, Sqiraw. Song, by part  of the School. 25. SThe Day after  Cluistmas, by Inn Harrison. 25.  Christinas Day, .by Lilian Gibson.  27, Recitation by Genevieve. Boyd. 2S.  Recitation bji Hugh AfeKenzie. 20.  Recitation by Birdie Alanery. 30.  Pantoiuine. Aiy face looks up to thee,  by. four girls. 31. Recitation by  CUIt'ord Clark. 32. Santa Claus Song,  by the S.S. At this pointSanta enters  and after due capering around delivers  the presents off the Christmas Tree.  33. Closing song. ��������� .We.might add that  although the programme was of the  best, it was far too long for the little  kiddies. The poor little fellows were  tired out looking and waiting for Santa  who did not put in an appearance until  a few minutes before eleven. As we  think we. all love the kiddieslet us ask  old Santa, to get a move, on next Christmas time for the sake of the.  children'.  Harry B. -Armstrong, who was  quietly married in Seattle about ten  days ago, arrived in Keremeos with  his bride in time to spend Christmas  with his parents.  Air. Dufresne, O.K., passed through  on his way to Princeton last. Alonday.  The mail at the P.O...this Christmas  was about fifty percent, greater than  that of last year.  ���������'. Miss Gray of Toronto is visiting her  sister, Mrs. Ezra Mills.  ALr...arid Airs. Sproule of H'edley  spent a delightful 'Christmas with Air.  and Airs. J..A. Brown.  Eight'bachelor..friends enjoyed the  hospitality of Air. and Airs. Brown at  a dinner party -on- Monday evening  last. After dinner, the evening was  spent playing some of tlie favorite  games. -���������.---���������_  The. complimentary'.supper given at  the Central Hotel on New Year's Eve  was a grand success and the-hungry  from far and near flocked to the feast.  An excellent supper was set up by  the host and a good time spenti  Rev. A, H. Cameron returned home  New Year's ' morning and- was welcomed back by bis Kereineos friends.  j J. A. BROWN  j . Notary Public  1 CONVKYANClNt-. CUSTOMS HKOKISKACiE,  l'-IUU   INSUKANCl*  OFFICE  KEREMEOS. B.C.  C.  JE.   SHAW  Civil Engineer, Dominion and Provin-  1 cial Land Surveyor.  I  NOTICE  SIMIbKAMEKN* I-.AX1) IllSTI'lCT  DISTKICT OK VAI.K  TTAKK Xotico That I. Oljja DimoU'. of Nelson,  1     It.t;., occupation Mousel-uupcr. in tends to  apply fur porrnisnioii to puruhsi.-.o tlio follouiiiK  (l(.'S(!i-il)i;d lands:���������  ('ouimcncini; at a post planted about 10 foot  in ii soutlii'i'l.v direction from the Nortli-ICiist-  coriicr of .Sue. 'I'l, Tp. 00, bointc the initial post  tlio North-West corner: thence south '20 elm ins;  tlience east 10 chains; tlienee north '10 chains:  tlionei! >vost 10 chnins to point ol' comuieneo-  niciit and containing SI) acres more, or less.  Olpi 1)������ noil"  S. Diiuoir. A Kent.  Dec. lllt'i. lill-J al-10  NOTICE  SIMlXlvAMKKN LAND 1MSTUHT  DISTKICT OK VAI.I-:  TAKK Notice That T, Sam Diinoll', of Nelson.  It.C,, oceupiition Merchant, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following  described lands:���������  CoiiiiiiRiiotnrr at- a post planted about. 10 feet  in a northerly direction 1'roin the North-West-  corner of .Sec. 12. Tp. 00. beinji tlie initial post  south-west corner'; thonce north 10 chains :  thence east. 10 chains; thence south 10 chain:-.;  thence west 10 chains to point of commencement and containing UK) acres more or less.  Sam. IlanoH'.  Dee. IJStli, lUI'J. 51-10  NOTICE  SIJIlbKA.MKKN LAND DISTRICT  DISTKICT Ol-'  VAI.K'  'Pake notice, that I, Hilton Kuton, of New  ���������'- Westminster, occupation Broker, intends  to apply for permission to purishuso the following described land.  Commencing at a post plantod at the N. W.  corner of Lot'.lMs thence west 80 chains, thence  south 80 chains, thence cast, SO chains, tlience  north SO chains to point of commencement eon-  taininK fi 10 nines move or loss.  IIItiTON  KATON  M. .1. MeKeown, iiicont.  Octobei'ilth, I'll!! KJ-Hl  Municipal contests throughout B.C.  and other pints of Canada are now in  full swing.  Office of J. A. Brown  KEREMEOS - - B. C.  M. LEIGHTOn  WADE,  B. Sc.  Electrical Engineer  Isolated   plants  for  light   and  power in Aiills, Mines, etc.  Municipal    installations   and  extensions.   . '   -  KAMLOOPS,  B.C.  H, H. KOGEfiS,  ALA., IJ.O.h.  BARRISTER, ..SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  'Vernon, B. C  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G.'N.R. Station  MRS.  A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  SILKS  Large Assortment of choice Silk Dres.s  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right, prices  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor: : ' '  Keuemeos,'B:(.'".  TWEDDLE'S  AUTO LINE  I leaves Penticton every, morning at 7 o'clock, except Sim-  iday,-to connect with train  for  Hedley^  Princeton and  Coalmont. .:.  Leaves Keiemeos daily, except Sundav on arrival of  10:30 train. r  IIOU.SK  STAGK  Returning, leaves Penticton  Monday. Wednesday and  Friday at 7'o'clock a.m.  Leaves Kereuieos at 12 o'clock  a. m. Tuesday, Thursday  and Saturday.  Special rigs at shortest notice  HARRY TWEDDLE  Keremeos Centre       -        B. C.  LOST, STRAYED OR  STOLEN  O  ASKVKN IIKAU OK  TIOKSKS from  my ranch, 10 miles north of  ��������� KKRKMKOS CENTRIC, U.U.  Uriind���������Split about Dec, t;">, lilia  JCey Mar  1 liny Oeldinff, white strip in face, comhifr 3.  1 Brown Guiding, rangy colt, cominu; \i.  1 Dark Brown Gelcliiif*:, '1 stocking rout, com  I Dark Iron Grey Killy. comitiK 3.  1 Black Horse Colt, had bull oh, coming 'I.  1 Chestnut or Light Sorrel, coming 2, horse  colt.  1 small horse Colt, white face and stocking  leg, I year old.  All branded on left shoulder, with Split Key  Bar. Said colts arc halter broke and very  gentle. Suitable reward for their return or  information lending to their recovery.  A. C. KENNEDY.  fi'*-3 Keremeos Centre, B.C.  TLLOW lUVKU-On main lino of  Grand Trunk I'licitlc, and Pacific &  Hudson l?ny Kaibvay. It is the desire of the Railway Company to  make it one of the most important  towns in the entire Canadian "West.  Lots S10 down, $10 monthly; no interest; no takes. Write today for  full Information. Pnc. Bond & Land  Corp., Ltd.. 12(5 Pnc. Bldg., Van-  eouvor. B. C.  NURSERY STOCK  '���������OUR AGENTS MAKE MONEY"  selling our hardy, guaranteed stock.  Experience unnecessary.  YAKIMA VALLEY NURSERY CO.  Toppenish, Wash.  Toronto's mayor is likeiy to get the  office by acclamation.  t  A Good Resolution  To  Begin  The  NEW    YEAR  Is to save money all through 1913 by  dealing at the Store of the F. Richter  Estate.  The stock is always well assorted and  the customer can always count on being  -well satislied.  F.   RICHTER ESTATE  X  X  ���������  %9  9  ������  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9.  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  Of What   Keremeos   Fruit   Lands   Have  Done for Early Purchasers  is Now Here  This .year the trees in bearing will give an  output which although showing handsome profit,  on the original investment, is only a mild suggestion of the profit to be realized with a larger  market.  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  18?  REMEMBER  We  offer no  land but what has  the  water already on it  Fruit  Lots of any size to, suit your means;  at $175, 215 and 350 per acre.     Town Lots.  Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.  KEREMEOS, B. C.  *2?  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9  9-  9-  9  9  9  9  9  lMflM'fflr'���������"-"1���������1'""""'"���������  The finest lubricant for the Commercial  Machine is ,-..  PRINTERS' INK  This may be applied in different  ways but the two old stand-bys are  judicious advertising in the local  paper and neat stationery printed at  home. The Gazette can suit all requirements.  TUB HEDLEY GAZETTE  HAS THE LUBRICANT  Plumbing and Heating, Sheet  Metal Work Tinsmithing  Shop corner Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'Murdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H. DIGKAN  Practical Workmen 1������iioi������kiktoiis  PRINCETON, B. C.  Sm  X  X  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  I  *  ���������*WA%1W,Ami#*WW^^^


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