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 ���������i-'r  .���������'������������������ i-..  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  M-  ������'i.fi-  Volume- VI.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1910.  Number 1.  r<,.  Dr. C. A,.JACKSON  IDJENTIST  i[:l8.yeai^'i practice in\ Vancouver.!  *S.i0.iL.(GoVs Block  PENTICTON,     -      -      B. C.  w.  iH. T.  J&AIHAN  Barrister,  -Solicitor,  .Notary Public, Etc.  SVItJBK  PENTICTON,  ; Block  -    ���������      B. C.  A'DESIRABLE CONNECTION  Road Should be Built to Connect Hedley  with Okanagan Lake at Summerland  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent tot The .Great .WkstILife In-  S.UIKANCE COMIMNY.  PENTICTON,      -  B. C.  Geo. H. Brought on  B.C. & D.L.S., Graduate SIP.S.  Civil Engineer and Land Surveyor  Wade Block,, Penticton.  JflS. 6LflRKE  Ul/atc h m aker  HEDLEY, B..C.  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  G. MILBURN  BRICKLAYER   AND   PLA'StEERER.  IS rKBI'AKRD TO ATTKN������ TO JVNA"  WORK IN THIS LTNE  THOSE     HEQUIKING    COIMNE'KS  BUILT MAY IIAVK THE VVKKK  DONE IN GOOD SiLAPE  HEDLEY      -     and     -      KEREMEOS,  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Teavel.  Rates Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate.  Mines.  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under* Land Act and  Mineral Act.  Now that communication with  points up Okanagan Lake has been  made more difficult because of the  delay in reaching Penticton any relief  which can be offered is welcomed, and  when-the ease with which connection  by the Summerland route could be effected is taken into consideration the  wonder is that it had nob become a  live question before now, inasmuch as  most of the road has already been  built.  At the Summerland end about  twelve miles have been built leading  in this direction and at the Hedley  end the Twenty-mile road covers about  fourteen miles of the intervening distance leaving a- portion thatis variously estimated at -from ten to fifteen  miles to build and that the easiest  part ot it.  The advantages to, be derived from  it are many and varied. Summerland  wants it because it will give them immediate connection with the mines of  the Siniilkaineen and an outlet for  their produce near home. They also  value it as a short alternative route to  the coast, for they expect the V. V. &  E. connection with the coast to be  made before the Kettle Valley connection could materialize.' For us in the  Similkameen it will perhaps mean a  chance of getting our mail from up  lake points a day earlier than at present and put us that much nearer a  competing and alternative route to  the const and to other points on the  C. P. R. system..  Now that the most difficult portion  has been built with all the hill climbing done and nothing but comparatively open country to be built through  the small amount required should be  easily obtained. The link necessary  to connect would possibly branch off  in the vicinity of the Golden Zone and  in the building of the Twenty-mile  road we had an illustration of how  quickly and cheaply the road from  there out to the junction with the  Nickel   Plate-Penticlon   wagon   road  LOCAL MATTER  L. W. Shatford, M.P.P., and family  left Penticton this morning for Victoria, where they will reside during the  session. Mrs. Shatford and the children have not been well and the change  may benefit them.  GONE TO THE COAST.  This number of the Gazette begins  Volume VI. Let us hope that we will  be able to chronicle in its pages better  things for Hedley and the Similkameen than have . heen up to the  present.  Mr. and Mrs. A. Creel man have been  guests at the Hotel Similkameen for  several days. Mr. Creelman is looking  over the camp and endeavoring to see  as much of it as can very well be done  at this season of the year when the  snow is deep on the mountain.   Last  week he had a look over the Golden  Zone and early  this week he took a  trip up to the Kingston.   Before corning to Hedley he spent a   while at  Loomis where he is reported to have  taken a bond on the claim owned by  Pinnacle Jimmy,     Mr. Creelman can  command mining capital and if he can  get;satisfactory terms on any pruperty  which may  take   his  fancy   he. will  doubtless conclude to deal. ,   <f-'  The management, staff and crew of  the D. R. Co. are certainly to be congratulated on the fight they have been  putting up to keep the plant in operation in face of the severe cold which  would have had them shut down  weeks ago but for the efforts made to  overcome the difficulty. It has now  comedown to this that every ounce  of power is being concentrated on the  "rock. The water is used to keep as  many stamps dropping as possible and  the steani is used to drive the compressor to supply air for the drills up  at the mine. As for electric lighrV-  that is a luxury not to be thought of,  much less mentioned either over town  or around the works.  Mr. J.  H. Kennedy and Family Left on  Monday. -  ���������,  CANADA'S GROWING  TIME.  shaped up.  EVERYTHING EXCEPT COAL.  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co.  Calgary Fire Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantoo Co.  United Wireless Telegraph Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  Grand Union  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  Nationalist War Cry is Burn Everything  From England Except Her Coal.  [Belfast Evening Telegraph.]  The Home Rule pledge which the  Liberals skilfully evaded at the last  general election has been extorted  from Mr. Asquith by Mr. John Redmond, and is the price of Irish votes  in English constituencies. If the Prime  Minister had had any hope of holding  office again without Irish support he  would have been as slippery on this  occasion as Sir Henry Campbell-Ban-  nerman was four years ago. We commend to ths notice of the alleged free  traders in the Radical party the fact  that the Nationalists seek to tax British imports into Ireland, and that  their supporters preach as their doctrine "Burn everything from England  except her coal."  Geo. N. Gartrell,  of  Summerland,  was in  town this week visiting  his  brother-in-law,   F.   H.   French.     Although he has resided on  Okanagan  Lake from the earliest time that there  was any white settlement on the west  side of the lake, this is the first time  he has ever been in  the Similkameen  valley.   He is a member of the Summerland municipal council, where they  are this year taking over the electric  light and waterworks from  the company which has been operating them.  His   visit   to   the   Similkameen    has  shown him how desirable it is  that  there should be closer communication  between Summerland and Hedley, and  he hopes in a short time  to see the  connection made.  Mr. J. H. Kennedy was in  town on  Saturday  and   bade   Hedley   friends  good-bye, this  being his last trip in  here for some time, as he left on Monday for the coast to conduct the balance of building operations from that  end.   He has opened an office in Vancouver.   It is now nearly five years  since Mr. Kennedy took charge .of the  building of the V. V.  & E.  up the  Similkameen and put his engrneeririg  parties to work locating   the  route,  although it had all been covered by  himself years before.    Ever since then  he has been a welcome visitor to Hedley in the hundreds of visits which he  made through the valley in connection  with  his  work,  many of  these  visits entailing very great hardships  in  the long  drives   in   all   kinds   of  weather.    When he began, his headquarters was in  Grand Forks,  but it  was shortly  afterwards   changed   to  Midway.   To cover the distance from  Midway to Otter Flat  and   beyond,  which he frequently did, was a very  strenuous task, and he did it all 1905  and 1906, for it was not until midsummer of 1906 that track-laying began  out of Midway, and not until July 1907  that the rails reached Keremeos, after  which he moved to Keremeos and was  able to cut out the long drives over  Richter's lower pass. ;  The first work done on the line this  side of Midway, curious to relate, was  between Oroville and Chopaca, and  not at Midway as some suppose.  In leaving the Similkameen valley  Mr. Kennedy and his family leave  many warm friends whom they have  made during their residence here, for  his sound judgment and kindly disposition will-not only make friends  but keep them. Although hrs profession does not permit of long residence  in a place, he and his family have  always taken a sympathetic interest  in the social life of the place and were  always ready to bear their share in  helping forward any worthy movement. The Gazette wishes Mr. and  Mrs. Kennedy and family the fullest  measure of all the good things in life.  The, Census   Department's   Estimate  the Present Population of the  Dominion.  of  THE  HOSPITAL  r'V.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.O.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  TO BE LET RIGHT AWAY.  Contracts For Building V. V. & E.  Be Awarded in a Few Days.  Will  Vernon, B. C.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  *     #     #     #     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  The last assurance received by the  Gazette from Mr. Kennedy before his  departure this week was that they  were going to push the work from  both ends. The contracts he said  would be let in a few days, and work  worrld go on from both ends, orders  from St. Paul to that effect having  been received.  Mr. Hale will take care of the work  beyond Princeton, and Mr. Kennedy,  in addition to shoving the building  from Abbotsford to Hope, will push  on up the Coquihalla.  Surely that ought to put an end to  this crazy Skagit talk, and be a sufficient rebuke for- the irresponsible who  raised it.  William McKenzie and D. D. Mann,  and two others of the nrost important  officials of the Canadian Northern  Railway Co., reached Victoria last  week to enter? into final arrangements  with the B.C. government for building  from Yellowhead to Vancouver and  from Victoria to Barclay Sounds  General superintendent Jones  met  with an accident which might have  proved much more serious,  but was  serious enough as it was. The tailings  launder leading to the new detention  pond was particularly hard to keep in  order during the cold snaps and repeated overflows had made  the roadway a sheet of ice all the way across  and over the bank to the south of the  power house.     While going over this  sheet between  the roadway and the  bank Mr.  Jones slipped and before he  could recover himself werrt over the  bank  bruising  his leg and making a  cut in his arm.    The mishap, however,  .did not seem to hirnder him much as  he was around  next day looking after  his work as usual.  On     Monday     morning    constable  Sproule took Andy McKechnie out to  Penticton to have him examined as to  his sarrrty  by two doctors, the law requiring that,  before a commitment to  an  asylum may  be made.   Andy had  been acting for the last month or two  in a  manner nob easily reconcilable  with a sound mind, and his condition  was   aggravated  by continual indulgence in booze, which  he managed  to  procure in some way or other.    When  all formalities had been complied with  at Penticton and Vernon  it was constable Sproule's intention to take him  on to  AVestminster.     While Andy's  delusions were of an  innocent character, they were persistent and were  becoming inconvenient to several who  had to put up with them, and  there  was no telling wheu his malady might  develop into a homicidal mania. With  a little expert treatment and complete  withdrawal of the booze there should  be a fair chance of curing him.  While the preparations are going  forward for the hospital masquerade  ball (and that is the toprc that looms  biggest in the public eye with a great  many) it is pleasing to note that it is  given its proper place by others and  regarded as only the means to a desirable end, for the hospital itself is after  all the main question,  It is pleasing also to note the indications that Keremeos^ and Princeton  are both inclined to favor the idea of  making the hospital a district institution and getting it opened as quickly  as possible.  Already plans are maturing for the  furnishing of several rooms, and help  in this direction has been most encouraging.-  Any expense connected with the  hospital ball will not come out of sale  of tickets, but is being defrayed locally. All obtained from sale of tickets  will go direct to the hospital.  It is hoped that tho annual meeting  will be well attended and that Princeton and Keremeos will have representatives present. Meanwhile it will be  well for the committee to have details  well thought out and be in a. position  to supply whatever information may  be asked of them at the annual meeting, for all who are asked to contribute will want to know what benefits  and privileges will be accorded when  the institution is going.  HEAR, HEAR1  United  a   less  offence  [Greenwood Ledge.]  It is unlawful now in the  States to give a cheque for  amount than one dollar-. The  is punishable by a fine of $500 or six  months in jail. A bettv-r law than  that would be to fine the fellow who  mails a cheque to an editor without  adding the exchange. We have lost a  fortune by tricks of this kind.  Wanted���������Good live business of any  descriptrorr, must be a. paying proposition. Vancouver Locators, Loo Block,  Vancouver.  The Dominion   census, department  has just issued an   estimate   of   the  present population  of Canada which  is exceedingly interesting, to say the  least.    According to this estimate the  present population of Canada is 7,350,-  000, as against 5,371,315 in 1901, when  the last census was taken.   This is an  increase of over 36 per cent, in a little  less than nine years.    In the estimate  the west is credited with by  all  odds  the   largest   percentage   of   increase, '  over 130 per cent., but there  has also  been   a   substantial   addition   to ��������� the  population  of eastern  Canada.     The  estimate,   which   shorrld   be   at least:  reasonably correct, affords a remarkable   commentary   on   the   country's  progress during the past decade, and  gives fresh evidence of the truth  of  the statement   that: while   the   past  century mav be said to have been the  United States' the present is Canada's.  According  to  the  census   estimate  the increase in  population since 1901  has been 1,9S7,685, so that by March,  1911,  when  the  next  count   will   be  made,  allowing for tin.* increase  between now and then, there should  be  oyer 2,000,000 morepeople in the country than   there  were  ten  year's  previous.   This rs a remarkable showing,  especially when it is said that in  the  30 years preceding the taking of the  1901 census the increase in  Canada's  population was only 1,682,058, or about  80 per cent, of what it promises to he  during   the   present  decade.     Going  back 30 years previous to 1901 gives  the date of the first Canadian  census,  although Confederation was not rounded  orrt until  two  years  later,   when  Prince Edward Island joined.    It can,  therefore,   be said   that   Canada has  already made more progress  in  point  of population  in  the present decade  than  she did  in  all  the rest of her  history.    Thie is an  almost unbelievable   statement,   but,   if   the   census  figures are to  be accepted,   it is an  absolutely correct one.  In 1871, when the first census  was  taken, there was found to be 3,6S9,257  people in Canada.   Ten years later the  number had increased to 4,324,810, representing a gain   of   635,553,   or   of  about 14 per cent.   In connection with  this it may he pointed out that a portion of this gain represents  the  population of British Columbia,  Manitoba  and Prince Edward Island,  when the  census of 1881 was taken, none of these  provinces   being   included  in   that of  ten  years  previous.    During the  ten  years between 1S81 arrd 1891 there was  an increase in population of 50S.429, or  12 per cent., and  between  the latter  year arrd 1901 of 53S.076, or 11 per cent.  If the gain for- tlie  ten   years ending  next March is over 2,000,000, as it is  practically certain to be,  the  increase  for the present decade will  have been  at least 40 per cent.,  or over   three  times greater  than   for-   any   similar  period  of  time   in   Canada's   history  under similar conditions.  Of the gain  since  1901,   the census  department credits 1-13,1-19 to the three  maritime provinces. Nova Scotia, New  Brunswick and Prince Edward Island;  439,503 to Quebec, 436.07S  to  Ontario,  and 778,350 to  the tour western   provinces,    British    Columbia,    Alberta.  Saskatchewan and Manitoba.  The figures for the maritime provinces represent an  increase,  as  compared   with  1901, of a little over 16 per cent.; for-  Quebec of 25 per cent., for  Ontario of  20 per cent., arrd for the four western  provinces   of   130   per   cent.    Brrtislr  Columbia's present population is estimated  at 289,516,  as  compared  with  17S.567 in 1901, an incr-ea.se  of 110,949,  or about 60 per cent.  The department,  it  will   strike   marry   people   in   this  country, docs not err on   the side of  numbers in computing British Columbia's present population, for the figure  given appears rat her-low, but it should  be pointed out that in the case of the  three prairie provinces  the  census is ���������  taken there every five years instead of  every   ten  years   as  elsewhere.     The  officials, therefore, have the figures of  1906 to guide  them  in   their  estimate  there.    However,   it  is  only  about a  year until the full census is taken, and  then   we   shall   sec;   whether   British  Continued on Puge Two.  w  ��������� (.-an  I THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE,  JANUARY 13, 1910.  Sbe IttUty Qtkttc  Hill gave,assurances to the House five  years ago   that   the  road   would   be  era! claim so^he.avilv that he will have  to  let   go   is   concerned,   Mr.   Kirby  should'remember that the prospector' j completed >to; the ' coast   within   the  jijuuwr Advertiser. ' ,       . , I,.       ,,   ,     ... ',"    ,   ,     , .       .    .   ..   .  wired on Thursday.,, by the Hkoixt fli/m. j w1'" ������'������������ taken up a mineral claim and   ti me then   allotted   to   him,   but  it is  IM-un-hsc^ j complied faithfully with   the require-J also true ghat- there   haw   been  during'   '. . : I merits of the Mineral  Act to obtain a  ; crown grant for it has a. right  to  ex-  S������fescripti������as ia Aivaace  Ptr Year.. :...'    ��������� .������'-'.*  "   ( United St������tes I  '-'..V)  Aivertiiiac Raters  Measurement. 12 lineH to the inch.  Land Notice*-Certillcatcs ofimprovement, etc.  $7.(Ki for (HJ-day noti<:es, and $5.00 for SO-day  notice*;.  Transient A4vertlae������eata���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents per line for. first insertion and 5  cent������ per line for each subsequent insertion.  Transient* payable in advance.  Contract Advertl������e������ent���������������One inch per month  Sl.iiS; over 1 inch and up to 4 inches, fl.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  ot time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires', without any extra  charge. For changes of tener than once a month  the  price of composition  will b������ charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract, advertisements should  be in the olBce by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEGRAW, M������na������l������u hditur.  ���������Mtai  Full Moon  L'5  flffi^r-  New  Moon  U  Last  quar.  3  ^mS  First  quar.  IS.  191!  JAN.  1910  Sun.  Moil.  Tues. Wed. Thu. Fr"  . Sat.  . ���������   i-  l  2  .3  4       ������       0  7  s  9  10.  11      12      13  14  15  l(i  17  IS     10   "2������  21  22  23  24  25     m     27  28  2U  30  31  MINERAL  LANDS.  The taxation of mines is  a. question  that, will not down, and every once in  a  while   it   bobs   up   in   spite   of  the  resolute   manner   in   which   Premier  McBride, Minister'  of  Mines,   has  set  his  face  against   tinkering   with   the  mining laws  of   the   province.     The  Premier does not claim that the Mineral Act. of British  Columbia is  perfect, but In* knows that it rs workable,  arid that it gives ample protection to  capital invested in the  mining-industry in the province,and he knows also  that the worst  thing  that ever  happened tho industry here  was  the incessant changing of the*  mining  laws  of the   province  which   occurred   between 1S9S and 1903.    During that five  years  of turmoil and chaos,   mining  capital, which has 'been likened to an  affrighted bird on the wing, was slowly but surely   withdrawing from  the  province,   as   it   always   does   where  governments are - unstable and   legislation is capricious and meddlesome.  Every law can lie abused, and, good  as the British Columbia Mineral Act  is admitted to'be, it has at times been  taken unfair advantage of, and abuses  have crept in, but it is very doubtful  if these isolated cases are capable of  working as much harm to the industry as the ill-advised remedies put  forward by selfish agitators who  would like to resume the tinkering if  they were allowed to do so.  In the special mining number of the  Nelson News it is seerr that Edmund  B. Kirby, well known at one time in  the Rossland camp, is airing his views  on the subject of mine taxation, although it is not clear whether he  wanted his remarks to be takerr as  applied to placer deposits or to lode  mining as well. He thinks that the  law should be changed so as to tax the  small clairmholder out of existence.  "Let the dog in the manger pay for  his manger," sa.vs Mr. Kirby, and we  all deplore the tying up of valuable  mineral lands by those who are unable  to work them ; nevertheless there are  two sides to the question, and . the  trouble with Mr. Kirby has always-  been that he can only look at H.iiiKs  through corporation spectacles and  imagines that no one outside f a  Wealthy corporation has any y\. : ts.  When he was in Rossland he was able  to kick up more labor trouble through  his overbearing disregard of the views  and wishes of others than any man  before or since.  peet that the government will carry  out their part of the bargain as well,  and that specifies a. taxation annually  of 25 cents per acre for lands that are  classed wild lands unfit for either agricultural or grazing purposes, or twenty-five per cent, of what is charged by  the same government as purchase,  price of first-class land under- the  Land Act.    *  The country owes much to the prospector, but Mr. Kirby says of him that  he is a dog in the manger, and that  when lie gets the crown grant of a  piece'of mineral land which he knows  is valuable he should let it go for what  some cheeky middleman who never  found anything and never produced  anything may think he ought to ask  for it, or- be taxed so severely that he  will have to drop it.  This, question-of the   tying   up of  mineral lands is a difficult one to deal'  with, and while it is unfortunate thai:  property which should  be  producing  revenue for the state is lying idle, the  solution will never be reached by the  public expression   of   such   views   as  have been given expression   to by Mr.  Kirby.    "Put yourself in his place" is  a good old rule, and if those who want  to .see the snrall  claim-holder   taxed  out of existence would Only apply it in  the case of the snrall claim-owner they  might modify their views  somewhat,  or at all events find a less disagreeable  way of expressing them.  that time a period-of severe financial  stringency which made it difficult to  secure moncv for building purposes,  and that while work was lagging on  V. V. &: E. construction there were  other roads that had ceased to do any  further construction in this province  at all. The extension that may be  given should be ample in which to  complete, without being too long  drawn out, thereby encouraging sloth.  1836        THE BANK Of  1910  CANADA'S GROWING TIME  America  74 Years in Business.  A Joint  Account  Capital ana* Reserve Over $7,000,000  may be opened by two members  of n family.  Either may deposit or withdraw  money on his or her own signature alone, so that either  may do the banking, as is most convenient.  $.1.00 opens a Saving Account. Interest compounded  at highest rates. Money maybe withdrawn at any  time.  Hedley Branch,  L. G. Mac Haffie, Manager  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  Roosevelt is after- a white rhinoceros  on the shore* of Lake  Albert.    When  , Continued from Pace One  Columbia has been done justice in the  deparlinent's estimate.  If  the  census figures   when   taken  bear out the department's., estimate it  will have an important effect upon the  representation of the various provinces  in the House of Commons:   As is pretty generally known, the population of  Quebec fixes the representation  of all  the. other provinces.   According to the  terms of confederation,  Quebec  has a  fixed, number of members; 65,  in  the  House of-Commons.    In   order  to secure thermit of representation for the  rest of the Dominion   the number of  members from Quebec is divided into  population  of that province.    Using  the  present estimated   population  of  Quebec,  2,08S,401,  as an  example,   it  will be found that  the  unit of representation would be a little over 32,000  for the rest of the country.   The effect  of the adoption of such  a   unit would  mean a lot-s of three members, for the  maritime  provinces,  arid  of five   for  Ontario, while the. four  western  provinces would  secure  nine   additional  members, of whom two at least would  be given to British Columbia.  . If the ' census, figures bear out the  department's recent estimate, this is  abouti what will -happen in the next  redistribution, although the west may  get one or  two  more  members  than  J. A. SCHUBERT        I  Wishes all his customers  and friends  will  doubtless go  gunning after the  big rhinoceros at the white house.  he hears about Taft firing Pinchot he   the number mentioned, and the claims  of the rnaritirners against any reduction of their representation be taken  into account. But in any case, there  will be an increased representation  from the west, inclrrding British Columbia, in the first House of Commons  elected after the taking of next year's  census.  The Canadian naval policy begins to  look as if it may be a sort of gold  brick for- Johnny Bull. Sir Wilfrid's  speech in Toronto and A. H. Clarke's  speech in Essex are not reassuring to  those who had hoped that Canada was  going to turn over, a new leaf and  discharge her duty to the carrse of  Empire in a becoming manner.  at  1  at  3  at  t  i  I  *  at  at  K  at  at  I  With the advent of the railway into "the Similkameen Valley, this should prove a happy and  prosperous year to all.  We never carried a larger stock of Groceries,  Dry Goods, Hardware, Men's Furnishings, China,  Boots and Shoes, etc., than we do at present. We  trust to be favored with a share of your trade during 1.910. ' ;   ^ '   -  ---���������           -���������'*-  ALWAYS    GOOD    AND    FRESH ������  Vancouver- building permits for first  week in 1910 amounted to $300,000.  The C.P.R. land department, under  the management of J. S. Dennis, is  probably the greatest colonization  agency in Canada. Mr. Dennis has  received no less than 7000 letters of  inquiry about British Columbia, alone  as the result of publicity methods  which he employed in carrying out  tlie work of his department. If this  province had a few more like Mr.  Dennis boosting for it there would  soon be a vast change in the census  here. Mr. Dennis not only believes in  advertising but knows'how to do it.  The Federal Life Insurance Company, of Canada, is in the limelight in  New York State, where some frenzied  finance methods are being credited to  them in an action pending in the  courts there in which they are concerned. It is only five years ago that  the insurance investigations stirred up  by Lawsou were the main topic and  the main public concern; but the public forgets very readily and the same  abuses might be in full swing to-day  for ail the public know. Where the  direel "is  control a  company and not  40 Great Years  And 1909 Best of AH  With over Eight Millions of new  business written in Canada  alone in 1909.  Began business in 1S70 with assets $0,216, and now the assets  are over $14,000,000.  Canada's Big Popular Company  Chosen alike by rich and poor-.  William J. Twiss  MANAOER.  Fee Block,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A. rtSCSRAW, Local Agent.  THE MEAT YOU GET FROM  EDMONDS, THE BUTCHER  g Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton, and J  Poultry.  Also Vegetables and Other Accessories  i  at  at w  !  MORTGAGE SALE  UNDER and by virtue of the powers contained in a certain mortgage which will be  produced at the time of sale there will be offcr-  ed for saic by puplio auction Henry H. Avery,  auctioneer, at  AVERY & AVERY'S OFFICE.  in the  TOWN OF PRINCETON  British Columbia, on  THURSDAY,   FEBRUARY 17th, 1909  at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon the  following property:  Lot's iand.i in Blook 1, in the Ready Cash  Mineral claim addition to H������dley City, and  also Lot At, in Block S. according- to map 107,  Hedley Townsite.  For terms and conditions of sale opply to the  auctioneer, or to Bowser. Reid & Wallbridge,  solicitors. Vancouver, B. C.  Dated this 4th day of January, 1910.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  DrsTiriCT or-* Vale.  "M^OTICE is hereby given that two months  ���������l' after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lands for permission to pur  lin' p  kn .������������������������������������  i icy-holders, the latter can never  svherc  they stand or  in what  : irey may be made to appear.  1. Burr-ell has asked permission to  - nice a bill granting extension of  ������������������ '.'���������>r completion of the V. V. & E.  ��������� -ii-ii   Princeton   and   Abootsford,  r,here appears to be no reason to  ���������i-ipate any serious  opposition   in  ilouse to such a proposal. On the  ' 1 ary. there is every reason  to   be-  ii'-ve that- it will   meet  the  views  of  So far as taxing the holder of a. inin- ������������������ members on both sides.    It is true Mr.  E. E. Burr  General   Blacksmith  Hedley, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  ASSESSMENT ACT 1903  COURTS OF REVISION AND APPEAL  COUNTY OF YALE  chase the following described land, situate on  Dog Lake in the  C"  milkamccn Divisic  scribed as follows:  ring d(  Dog Lake in the  Okanagan District in the Similkameen Division of Vale District and de-  Commencing at a post where the southerly  boundary of L6t461 intersects the cast boundary  of the Columbian and Western Railway Right  of Way; thence southerly following the easterly boundary of said Columbian and Western  Railway Right of Way one mile more or less to  the point where the northerly boundary of Lot  337 intersects the said Right of Way; thenco  due west to the easterly shore line of Dog  Lake; thence northerly following the sinuosities of the said Dog Lake to a point due west  from the point of commencement; thence due  east to the point of commencement.  Dated the 15th day of November, A.D. 1909.  W. J. WATERMAN*  Agent for  Charles Joseph Loewcrr  NOTICE is hereby given that the Courts of  Revision and Appeal for the year 1910 arc  adjourned as follows:  Far the Princeton Assessment district from  Thursday the 10th day of December, A. 1). 1909  to Friday tho 14tli day of January, 1910, at U  a. in., lit Princeton, B. C  Dated at Kamloops, It. c, this 9th day of  December, A'. D, 1909.  ALEC. I). MacINTvRE  Judge of thesuid Courtsof Revision and Appeal  NOTICE  Houses to Let.  4 Roomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������?l,r).00 per month.  4 Roomed Cottage���������$10.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������$8.00 per month.  APPLY TO  P. H. FRENCH.  NOTICE  HEDLEY BARBER SHOP  Two Doors North of Bank of B. N. A.  HAIR  CUTTING   A   SPECIALTY  Razors Honed.  Hot and Cold Baths in Connection  W. T. BUTLER.  TAKE NOTICE, that thirty (lays afterdate.  I, Thomas Walsh, of Bridesville, intend  to apply to the superintendent of provincial  police, F. S. Husscy, for a retail liquor lieen������e  for the Bridesville Hotel, located at Bridesville  B.C.  THOS. WALSH  Bridesville, October 14th, 1909.  E. A. C. STUDD  HAH.OLD  MAYNE DALY  Members Vancouver Stock Exchange  Real Estate, Insurance, Stock, Loan  and Mortgage Brokers  738 Hastings Street W.  Opposite New Post Office  P. O. BOX 960  Vancouver, -        - B. C.  TAKK NOTICE that thirty days after drts.  ���������*��������� I, John Lind will apply to the Superin indent of Provincial police, F. S. Husscy, for  permission to transfer the licence of the Great  Northern Hotel, Hedley, to Thomas Bradshaw.  JOHN LIND.  Hedley. B. C. Dec. 1st, 1909.  Try  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   invigorating.  v\  When   answering   ads.   ples.-ve  mention this paper.  ���������  BHH THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, JANUARY 13, 1910:  H  The V. F. M. C.Jiaye shipped a carload of Princeton coal to Rossland and  '  find the dem.-i.nd for tlie -coal steadily.  increasing:   ���������     .'���������--        y  DivMcEwen in his capacity as agent  general for Mr. Stork, didn't do a  thing for our friend Malc'olhr at Keremeos this week.  The Hospital Ball on January 21st  will-certainly be well attended if all  the-masks etc. are -required, which  Rolls and Co. are getting in.  Before going elsewhere for your  drugs and stationery,/give the City  Drug and Book Store a -chance. We  intend to sell at Vancouver prices.  Call^and see.  Mr. arrd Mrs. E. D. Boeing arid child  returned on Wednesday of last- week  from a very pleasant visit over the  New. Year with Mr. arrcl. Mrs. Bowerman, at Oroville.  Mr. A. H. Krstler, district freight  agent ifor the Great Northern whose  headquarters is,.in. Grand Forks, paid  Hedley a visit last, weefoaccouipanicd  by the express superintendent.  Paul Brodhagen is reported to have  met with good success in selling Golden Zone stock..  The company has re  cently been  reorganized arid is in a'  much more satisfactory position.  Sid Boone went out on Friday morning last, getting a chance to reach  Keremeos  in time to catch the stage  for Penticton and  thus kvoiding the  f        -���������        ��������� ��������� -  necessity of staying over in Keremeos.  The Hotel Similkameen have put in  anew ga,soline street lamp opposite  the hotel which gives a brilliant light.  a few. more of them around town  would improve matters considerably  on dark nights.   ��������������������������� .l-  Miss Helena J. Blake passed a satisfactory examination at the Normal'  School in Vancouver, at-the end.of the  term. She is going back to the. Normal and will take a further course of  study until the summer vacation.  Constable Sproule has, obtained two  weeks leave' of absence for a trip to  the coast, and left for there on Monday  morning mixing business with pleasure  for he was taking Andy McKechme'  with him as far as New Westminster.  ' Henry Hanson, cook at the Great  Northern hotel, is going back to his  ranch near Sidley in ;a -few .days, his  leave of absence having almost expired. He will devote his attention to  ranching for a time, arid considers  that locality one of the best in the  district. .  The Railway Commission have approved the new plans of the V.V. &E.  engineering staff moving the station  at Hedley from Pinto' flat to smelter  flat. These little, details, with which  the railway companies .have to comply, show that the Railway Commission bosses the job.  The work train engaged in riprap-  ping several of the grades 'along the  ' Gas Power Age, the first copies of  which have just come from the press,  is a monthly magazine along hew  lines. The entire' sixty-eightpages of  this new book, from cover to cover  are devoted to'fiubjccts pertaining to  the gas or gasoline engine,-automobiles, motor boats and the new science  of aviation. The new journal is gotten  out by Gas Power Age, Ltd., Publishers, Winnipeg, and makes .its appeal  to .all, those I interested in the gas  engine from whatever standpoint.  'Don't forget the benefit ball for the  hospital on Friday 21st. The ball will  be in masquerade ''and committees are  .now at-work arranging details. It has  been decided to give prizes to encourage originality in the getting up of the  characters! Mr. Arthur Clare is giving a prize for the best sustrrined char-  acter-arnong- the ladies and Mr. Roth-  erhii.ni for the best sustained character  among the gentlemen. Other prizes  may possibly be given before the  event conies'off,  and if so,  notice will  be given later. .:  -- - ��������� i ���������    ".    *        - - - -  A new brokerage and real estate  firm has been, formed in Vancouver  by Mr. E.' A. C. Studdand Harold,  M.-iyno Diily, to be known as Studd <fc  Daly.' Mr. Studd is well and favorably  known in this part of the province  and has] been . eminently success!' ul in  real estate operations for himself,  which is a very good 'recommendation  KEEP YOUR EYES ON  CAMP HEDLEY  WATCH IT GROW  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold Mining Camp in Canada.  Money invested in Hedley Town Property now will bring you Big  Returns in a Few Months  Buy Now; Don't Put It Off as the Price is Going Up.  For Full Information Write or Call on  river where high water might reach  the grade, finished up on Saturday  last. Several poiirts between here and  Sterling creek came, in for attention  in this way, and should now be able  to pull through any ordinary freshet.  The Gazette paid a visit to the Kingston on Saturday last and was shown  over the property by Mr. Pollock, who  kindly explained the development  done during the year and gave other  information regarding the occurrence  of the ore bodies. A short descriptive  write-up of the showing of the mine  as it is to-day will appear next issue.  The Montreal winter carnival committee are offering six prizes for the  best essay on the Canadian winter.  The highest prize is $125, and there is  no restriction made as to length or  scope of the essay. The carnival is to  " '    "     " is  as to his judgment in sizing up a good  thing for his clients. Tho.se.who have  business-4n Vancouver in their line  will do well? to communicate with  them at 72S Hastings St.  The ladies'meeting held on Friday  last to make arrangements for the  hospital ball decided to have it a,masquerade and to serve the supper in  Fraternity hall,.the dance beinggiven  in': Shatfordjs.: hall, .which is more  roonly. A vigorous ticket-selling campaign has been set on foot, and there  is every prospect that' the present effort being put forward to help out the  institution will result in putting the  hospital on a satisfactory basis so as  to make it available for the needs of  Hedley and the whole valley.  John Love, who. has been in Hedley  for the past five years, turned over his  drug business to Postmaster F. M.  Gillespie and left on Friday morning  for Phoenix. ,;Duririg his residence in  Hedley he was one of the most active  business men of the place, and has  many friends in Hedley who will be  pleased to hear of his prosperity. He  and the Gazette didn't always hit it  off as well as might be, but possibly  there may have been as much fault on  the one side as on the other. However, thiit's all ancient history now,  jind the Gazette joins with his Hedley  friends in'wishing him prosperity.  It is reported that work will begin  in putting up the new station in a few  dajrs. It can't be done any too soon,  for way freight that is given the g. b.  out of the way car down on to the  (frozen ground is hot- .calculated to be  .any the better of the treatment. No  particular fault is to be found with  the train crew because of it, for in the  absence of anything in the shape of a  platform on a level or nearly on a  level with'the floor of the car, they  cannot very well handle this stuff any  easier than they are doing. On light  packages it doesn't matter, but with  heavy cases, insecurely packed, ruin  for the contents is the result.  THE HEDLEY CITY TOWNSITE CftMrUPY, ltd.,  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager      ;:���������'.* HEDLEYy B.C.  Wire Wound Continuous  STAVE  For Irrigation, Power and Water Systems  Write for Catalogue  THE DOMINION WOOD PIPE CO., Limited  New Westminster, B. C.  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-���������������������������������������������������������������������������  ��������� ".-���������_������������������_ -       i:- -. _.__���������'���������      ���������  CLEARING SALE  OF  fl.J.KING* 60.  !WINTER GOODS!  At SHATFORDS.  last from Jan. 21 to Feb. 5. There  also a .$35 prize for the best poem on  the same subject. AVhat effect this is  likely to have on the crop of spring  poetry for 1010 remains to be seen.  No daily in British Columbia has  shown more enter-prise in keeping the  mining interests of British Columbia  before   Lire   public   than   the  Nelson  Daily  News.    Every  year  the  first  week in January is marked by a special issue of the News containing a  review of mining irr  the  province for  the year, and  this year  the  special  contains 32 pages of carefully written  matter, which gives a very fair idea of  the progress made  in mining in  the  province irr  1909.    This year',   thanks  no doubt to the change of ownership  in the Nickel Plate, this camp comes  in for more extended notice than in  any previous number, and  both camp  a.nd  district are   commended   to tlie  favorable consideration of mining capitalists.   The price of the number is  ten cents, and any one who  wants to  :get one to send to mining men on the  outside should send and get a copy.  Have you ever noticed that almost  every business letter you open has a  few leaflets or folders setting forth  the advantages of some particular  locality or some particular article ?  Well, what is the matter with you  setting forth Hedley's advantages in  the same way ? To enable you to do  so the Gazette has Hedley's story told  for you in a handy little 16-page folder  which will slip inside a number seven  envelope, and two of them would rrot  make the ordinary business letter go  over weight. These you can have fit  less than fifty cents a dozen, and by  using them in all your correspondence  you will be helping yourself and helping your town.  Mr. W. D. Macmillan, of Vancouver,  was in town on Saturday. He had to  make a business trip to Vernon, and  when that near the Similkameen took  ii run over to see how matters were  progressing and look after a few minor  details here. Like most of the old-  timers who have got back to see us  since the regular trains are running,  he was able to appreciate the advantage of making the trip up the viilley  in a warm car instead of facing a winter gale on the stage. He expects the  Colonial Gold Mining Co. to resume  work in the early spring, or as soon as  it can be done advantageously, and  they will prosecute development with  vigor.  t  ���������  t  ���������  ���������   : ���������  GREAT BARGAINS   in   Men's,   Women's 4  and Children's Overshoes, Rubbers,  Felt Boots and Slip  pers, Winter Caps, Gloves and Mitts.  We want to clear out our entire stock of these goods, ���������  and in order to do so at once are offering them at less  than cost.  You require some of these goods for the cold weather.  Here is your chance..  LTD.  :  MEDLEY'S NEW BUT6AERS  The undersigned have  opened a Shop in the  commodious building  formerly occupied by  H. H. Messenger and  have on hand a supply  of all kinds of Meat and  Vetegables.  fl. J. KING ������ GO.  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Jan. % 1910 :  AT THE MINE.  Maximum        Minimum  Jan.   2 . -1       .. -19  3 .. 5        .. -2  4 .. 8       .. -2  5 .. 10  6 .. 18  7 .. 22  8 .. 2-1  Average maximum temperature 12.2S  Average, minimum do -1.57  Mean temperature 5.92  Rainfall for the week     .     inches.  Snowfall  COnRKSPO.N'DrXG WEEK OF LAST YKAlt  Highest maximum temperature 24.  Average maximum do        -12.14  Lowest minimum do        -30.  Average minimum do        -23.28  Mean do        -17.71  0  -2  5  9  To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.  Family Groceries  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  A  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodjre No. 43, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE  VV. M  H. D. BARNES,  Secretary  ic������titKie*itititititieiti*icteitit������t������t������tit������eiiie*  MRS. G. B. LYONS.  PflLfl6E  Livero, Feed & Sale Stables  HEDLEY, H. C.  Jan. 2  3  4  5  6  7  S  AT THE  MILL.  Maximum  17  26  25  IS  26  *>^  Minimum  -4  12  12  ���������1  S  16  15  IT A good stock of Horses and Bigs on  Hand.    U Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  SUBSCRIBE FOR THB GAZETTE!  Average maximum temperature 23.14  Average minimum do f).  Mean do 16.07  Rainfall for the week   .       inches  Snowfall        "       "  corrnEsroxDrxG aveeic ov last vv.ah  Highest maximum temperature 34  Average do do 6.14  Lowest minimum do       -24.  Average do do .10.71  Mean do -2.28  Office of Dominion lixpress Company,.  W O O D    F OR   SALE!  Phone U.        INN IS  B R OS. Proprietors.  FOR  Commercial Printing  TRY THE  Gazette JoD Dept.  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar  first - class.    Rates  moderate.  J  at  %  at  at  at  at THOS. BRADSHAW, Proprietor 3  v X  When   writing-    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please  / THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,    JANUARY 13,1910.  KEREMEOS, the Centre of Lower Similkameen-��������� Farped for Fruit Growing  Town and Lower Valley.  Watch -Kereineos grow !  Tommy Daly left on Friday for  Portland to put in a term at the Hill  Military Academy.  Born���������At Kereineos, on Monday,  10th inst., to Mr. and Mrs. M. C. McAuley, twins ; all girls.  Dr. Simmons of Greenwood, dentist,  was in towrr from Wednesday till  Mondafy. The amiable doctor's visits  to Keremeos are always welcome, if  not always enjoyed.  The ice harvest has heen a bountiful  one this winter, but harvesting operations proceeded rather leisurely until  the mild weather of the latter part of  last week caused the packers to put on  an extra shift.  Easter, which is always the Sunday  following the full moon after the vernal equinox (March 21st), this ye.-'.r will  come on the 2Sth of March, fifteen  days earlier than last year. Lent begins on February 9th.  Henry Nicholson, of Camp MeKin-  ney, spent Sunday in Keremeos and  left by stage on Monday for Penticton.  Mr. Nicholson is one of the few men  left who Avere blazing trails in this  country as far back as 34 years ago.  Mrs. E. Lowe, who has been making  an extended visit to friends and relatives at the coast, returned home last  week. She was accompanied by her  son Dick, who Avill make a short visit  at Keremeos before returning. Miss  Lowe aviII remain for some time longer at Victoria.  This week a young lady living near  Keremeos shot a full groAvn lynx, the  pelt of which at present prices should  be worth about $40. She already has  a wildcat and a coyote to her credit,  and, we believe, is anxious to try conclusions with a grizzly next, provided  it can be as securely trapped as was  the lynx.  W. J. Stover has again returned to  Keremeos, and expects his wife to join  him here shortly. Mr. Stover has recently been visiting friends at his old  home at Sheridan, Wyoming, birt, try  as he will, he seems unable to content  himself away from Keremeos, and has  at last persuaded his "better half" to  come to Canada to live.  General satisfaction is expressed  here at the information that the Hedley hospital is to he made a going concern. The people of Keremeos may be  counted upon for hearty co-operation  and support. There will be a good  representation from here at the ball  to be given in aid of the hospital at  Hedley on Friday the 21st inst.  Assessment notices are now out and  many and loud are the complaints  made against the increased valuation  placed upon lands in this district,  while not exactly in line Avith the  promise of reduced taxation, the principle if generally applied, will have a  most wholesome effect on the development of the country in as much as it  will make the big land holders sit irp  aud do some hard thinking.  Those who attended the social dance  in the toAvn hall on Friday evening  last all report a most enjoyable time.  The receipts were not sufficiently  large, hoAvever, to cause the management any serious inconvenience in  packing them around. On Friday  evening next the same parties will  give a lecture, illustrated by limelight  vieAVS, on that intensely interesting  puestion of "who didn't discover the  North Pole." Dancing will folIoAV the  lecture, and all Avho may attend are  guaranteed a first-class time.  Assistant Chief Engineer J. H. Kennedy and his ^family, left on Monday  for Vancouver, Avhere they Avill locate  temporarily until Mr. Kennedy can  decide where' to make his headquarters during the time he is engaged on  construction work on the Avestern end  of the V. V. & E. Their departure  from Keremeos leaves a big gap in the  social circle Avhich Avill be difficult to  fill. A large number of friends were  at the depot on Monday evening to  see them off and to wish them all  good fortune in their future home,  wherever they may be located.  Though obituary notices do not as a  rule make the most entertaining reading, your correspondent has derived  pleasure during the week reading the  many graceful tributes paid the Chronicle by its former exchanges, We  thank our conferes for their kind  Avords and hope some  day to again  take our place on their exchange list.  In attributing the suspension of publication  of the Chronicle  to lack of appreciation  and support by  the good  people of Keremeos Bro.  Wright of  the. Princeton  Star   Avas   a  little  in  error last Aveek.    With  one solitary  exception,  the citizens of  Keremeos  and   neighboring   districts   accorded  their local paper most loyal support  and Ave  believe fully appreciate our  efforts  to  boost the district through  the medium of  printers'   ink.     The  towrrsite company was most generous  in this  respect and others contributed  all  that their  means would permit.  The   trouble   is   that   there  are  not  enough to share the burden, development,  or  rather   settlement,   of   the  splendid fruit lands offered  has not  been as rapid as Ave expected or as the  great natural advantages of the valley  Avarrant.     As for our course, of action  in suspending publication for a time  having, any  untoAvard effect upon the  progress of the district, Aye cannot see  it that way. This valley has the,goods  and will win out once it) has  proper  railway, connection Avith the outside.  Mr. and  Mrs. G. B. Clarke, of Vancouver have been  spending the past  few days in Keremeos,. guests at the.  Central Hotel.    Mr.  Clarke is an old  Cariboo man, Avhere he still has interests in ' saw  mills  which  engage his  attention.     Of late years  he has been  making his   residence in   Vancouver  during the winter and spending the  summers in the upper country.   They  are now looking for a suitable spot in  the dry belt in which to take up their  permanent residence and after a careful study of all of the.-.most attractive  districts in Southern British Columbia  Mr.  Clarke has decided  upon  Keremeos.    At the time of Avriting he has  not made a definite selection,  but it is  his intention to purchase an improved  ten-acre    lot,    erect   a    comfortable  dAA'elling house thereon and move his  family and effects in at an early date.  His interests in the Cariboo district  Avill engage his attention again this  summer,   but he intends disposing of  them  and  taking up his permanent  abode here next fall.    Mr. and Mrs.  Clarke are old friends   of  Rev. Mr.  Cameron's  Avho   they  knoAv   Avell   in  Cariboo and it  Avas chiefly on his representations  that they  Avere induced  to visit the Similkameen in their quest  of a suitable place for a home.   They  Avere accompanied on this trip by Mr.  G.  S.  LaAvrence of the  B. C. Fruit-  land Co.  GEO. KIRBY  Notary Public.   "  'REAL ESTATE MINES  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Keremeos, B. C.  J. A. BROWN  Notary Public  CON VEYAXCING, CUSTOMS BROKERAGE,  FIRE INSURANCE  AGENCY HEDLEY GAZETTE  OFFICE - KEREMEOS, B.C.  P. BROMLEY,  GENERAL BLACKSMITH  Horse-Shoeing a Specialty  KEREMEOS, - -  B. C.  SIMILKAMEEN  L. OL. No. 1770  Meets Tuesday on or before  the .full moon in each month  in Keremeos Town Hall.  Visiting members cordially invited.  V. O. AVILS0N. W. M.  J. KXUDSON, It. S.  BREAD IS THE  STAFF OF LIFE  To Get Good Bread You Must Have Good Flour.  PURITY FLOUR  FILLS THE BILL  There is Reputation Back of It.  No wonan need fear inferior quality of bread when  she insists on having Purity Flour  In Keremeos it is sold by  FRANK RICHTER & CO.  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N. R. Station  GEO.  KIRBY,  Manager.  PLUMBING  WARM AIR  HEATING  ������..������������������ k  at      When in Keremeos stop at the 5  at ... -  at  at  at  Central Hotel  TWEDDLE & ELMHIRST, Proprietors.  AND  GENERAL  TINSMITHING  GENERAL  NEWS.  Orders  by Mail will receive  ���������  Prompt Attemtion  ESTIMATES FURNISHED ON  APPLICATION  H. B. MEAUSETTE  Keremeos St������at������ion.  For a Luxurious Shave,  Hair-Cut or Bath go to  BOOSTER'S  TONSORIAL PARLOR  ��������������� "~ "  at s  | Sole Agents for Princeton Coal s  | Free Bus to all trains ������  | B.C. Fruit Lands Office f  S/ Headquarters for all stage lines. 5  ���������? - - x  Keremeos Hardware  333f������f-:  Stoves and Ranges  Shelf & Heavy Hardware  Paints and Oils  Ontario collected $759,000 in succession duties in 190!).  Dr. Cook's brother says he is in-  Germany making arrangements for  an Arctic expedition next year. Mean-  Avhile all the societies Avith Avhich he  was connected keep up the Avork of  kiching him ovrt as fast as they can  hold the necessary meetings for that  purpose. ,  The old Rossland camp makes a  pretty good shoAving to date after all  its ups and doAvns. The production for  sixteen years amounts to $46,795,454.  and the record for 1909 Avas 237,578  tons, valued at $2,802,024, with the  Le Roi shut doAvn most of that time.  Centre Star- produced nearly $2,000,000  itself.  Full returns for the local option  plebiscite in British Columbia showed  that it ivas defeated, Many voted on  this plebiscite who Avould not vote for  a local option by-law, and as the B. 0.  government reiiuired only a half of  the vote cast on that day, where for a  local option by-law the Ontario government requires a three-fifths vote,  it Avill he seen that the local option  sentiment in British Columbia falls-  far short of that in Ontario.  Box Trade in Cigars a specialty  A fine line of Cigars  and  Tobaccos, Fruit and  Confectionery  POOL TABLE IN CONNECTION  A. J. SAUNDERS  Keremeos.  WM. DALRYMPLE  GENERAL  BLACKSMITH  3*3fc������6  E. M. CROOKER  Keremeos, B. C.  Keremeos Trading Co.  Retail   and   Wholesale  of General Merchandise  ALWAYS PLEASED TO SttOW GOODS  TOMMY SING  Contracts for Work  Land scrubbed or any kind of Avork by  .contract at reasonable rates.  Silk Handkerchiefs sold cheap, imported direct from China.  SING LEE  LAUNDRY  Work called for and delivered.  Satisfaction guaranteed.  Keremeos, B.C.  WING SING & CO.  LAUNDRY  General Merchants & Employment Contractors.  Keremeos, B.C.  G.  G.   KEELER,  Keremeos, B. C.  Tout Patronage Solicited,  isfaction Guaranteed.  Sat-  Cumming's Old Stand  (Keremeos Centre)  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  DrsTurcT oi.' Vai.k  LAND ACT.  <T<AICrc NOTICE that Kenneth CiU'lton Boyd  -1- Frith, of Greenwood, H. C, occupation  Postmaster, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands: Commencing at n post planted on the west boundary of Indian Reserve Lot No. 3, thence 20  chains along Indian Reserve Lot No. 4, thence  south-JO chains, thence east 20 chain*--, thence  north along the Indian Reserve -40 chains to  point of starting.  Kenneth Carlton Boyd Farm.  William Alexandek Halving, Agent.  Dated December 9th, 1909.  Kercmcos-Pcnticton Mail Stage.  Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.  Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 a. m., arriving in  Keremeos at noon.  W. E. Welby, Proprietor.  TAKE NOTICE that Louise Brown, of Kcre-  ���������*        Jiioos. B. C, occupation, married woman  intends to apply for permission to purchase tho  following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about 20  chains west of the north west corner of Lot 17S  in the Similkameen Division of Yale District;  thenco north 20 chains; thenco cast 20 cliains;  thence south 20 chains; thence west 20 chains  to point of commencement, 10 acres, more or  less.  LOUISE BROWN.  By her agent, J. A. Brown  Dated Dec. 27th, 1909 51-10  Kettle Valley Assessment District  ^^^^^^B*D*D*t^^^������^������^^^������^������^^^*^t^t^^i^t  KEREMEOS  MEAT   MARKET  T\JOTIUE is hereby given that Courts of  J-> Jtevision under the provision of tiie  Assessment Act, for taking appeals for 1910,  ���������will be held at the following places:  Rock Creek Hotel, Rock Creek, January 2-lth  at 11 a. m.  Bridesville Hotel, Bridesville, January 25th  at 11 si. in,  Govorninent Building, Keremeos Centre,  January 2(>th at 11 a.m.  Government O/llce, Fairview, January 27th  at 3 p. rri.  Signed  HENRY NICHOLSON  Judge of the Court of Revision  Dated Fair-view January 3rd, 1910.  E. M. CROOKER  Successor to  GEO. CAWSTON  rafefefcfei������Mfe^"4itrara04������4raa������������*ati������<������������oi  ALKAZAR HOTEL  Keremeos, B. C.  BENNETT & FORD,  Proprietors  G. C.   Bennett,   Manager.  KereffleosJWeGtory.  Board of Trade���������George Kirby, President; R. H. Carmichael, Secretary.  Similkameen Farmers' Exchange���������-J. J.  Armstrong, President; W. M. Frith, Secy.  Public School Board���������George Kirby,  Ezra Mills, R. Elmhirst, Secretary.  Customs' Office���������W. M. Frith, Sub-Collector.  Land Registry Office���������Kamloops,VV. H.  Edmonds, District Registrar.  Presbyterian Church���������Rev. A. H. Cameron, Pastor.  Methodist Church���������Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, B.A.,'Pastor.  Church of England���������Rev. A. H. Ran-  some, M. A., Incumbent.  Constable and Deputy Game Warden���������  M. B. Ewart.  Issuer of Marriage Liccnses-J. A. Brown.  Coroner���������Dr. M. D. McEwen.  Justices of the Peace���������T. W. Coleman,  Frank Richter.  Postmaster and Telephone Agent���������Geo.  Kirby.  Government Agent���������J. R. Brown, Fair-  view.  Member of Parliament���������Martin Burrell,  Grand Forks, P. O.  Member Provincial Assembly���������L. W.  Shatford, Penticton P. O.  Town Hall���������J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.  Keremeos Hall���������Geo. Loudon, Mgr,  Great Northern R'y���������Daily train, westbound 10:30 a. m., eastbound 4.20 p. m.  L. A. King, Agent.  Mails���������Going west closes at 10 a.m.,  going east closes at 3.45 p.m.; via Penticton stage, at 11.30 Mondays, Wednesdays  and Fridays.  (For mercantile and other business institutions sec advertisements on this page.)  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  Distuiot ok Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that, I, Joseph Alexander  Brown, of Keremeos, Publisher, intend  to apply for- permission to purchase tho following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about a  quarter nf a mile west of the south west corner  of Lot ITS in the Similkameen Division of Yale  District; thence north 20 chains; thenco east 20  cliains; thenco south 20 chains; thenco west 20  chains to point of commencement, 10 ucrcs,  more or less.  JOSEPH ALEXANDER BROWN  Dated Dec. 27 th, 1909. 51-10  r  -3*  ESAE  (  I  kh   a

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