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 ;;;/'>;  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  Vol. IV.  No. 2.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 23, 1908.  $2.00, in Advance.  THE  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  ESTABLISHED 1867  B. E. WALKER, President  ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager  A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of  Branches  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Rest, - - - 5,000,000  Total Assets, -  113,000,000  Branches throughout Canada, and in tlie United States and England  A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED  COMMERCIAL AND FARMERS' PAPER DISCOUNTED!  ������4  SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT  Speech from Tyrone Foreshadows Much Important  Legislation.   .���������  IRRIGATION TO THE FRONT  Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and1 interest allowed at  current rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in  the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of-the deposit.  Penticton Branch, J. J. Hunter, Manager.  The Natal Act To Be Re-enacted���������Lands  & Works Portfolio To Be Divided���������  \   Hawthornthwaite Poses���������John Oliver  Kow-tows With Socialists.  CHARLES M. SHAW  .**  Civil. Engineer,  Dominion   and : Provincial  Land Surveyor.   ,  Orders may be left at Gazette office.  HEDLEY,      :      :      :      :      B. G.  R H- ROGERS,  PEDDLING THEIR POWER.  The Similkameen Falls Power Company  Prepared to Furnish Juice  Ad Libitum.    ..  M.A-., B.C.L.  ���������  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  VEKNON,   B: C.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  ���������   [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,     ���������'-      -      B. C.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate,  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kates Moderate.  A. Baknks, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  HOLLAND.  FRENCH  AND  JAPAN  bulbs for fall planting.  Seeds-Trees-Plants  for tho 'farm, garden,  lawn or  conservatory.  Reliable; approved  varieties, at  reasonable prices-.  Please bear in mind in placing your order  that our fruit trees are not grown from  cheap imported piece root grafts, butnrc  budded on whole root seedling grown on  our own grounds and from bearing trees  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps and  Spraying Material, Cut Flowers,  etc.   CATALOGUE FREE.  Oldest established nursery on the nuiin-  ������*  land of K C.  M. J. HENRY,  3010 Westminster Road,      Vancouver.  The amount of electric energy developed at Siniilkaineen Falls in Washington Stat'e,"about half way between  Oroville and Chopaka, is already. considerably in excess of what they have  been able to dispose of and  they are  reaching out for a market for it.    A  representative, was over to Chesaw  a  short time ago with the object of seeing whether sufficient contracts could  be secured to warrant them   putting  in a. line to transmit the power over  there.   He told them that if 300 h. p.  could   be   guaranteed   to   them  they  would put in the line.    Lack of power  has been at times a serious hindrance  to operations in Hedley, owing to insufficient water in Twenty mile creek  to run the generator and supply the  power for the stamps, compressor and  other machinery, and when this shortage occurs the pinch is felt all around.  Other properties in this camp besides  the Nickel  Plate have   also at times  been trying to negotiate for power,  but were unable to secure it from  the  Daly Reduction Co. with their present  plant.    Lack  of   power and   lack   of  transportation have been cited time  and again as the reason for not pushing development.    Now that the matter of transportation has become only  a question of a few months, and that  abundance of power will be obtainable  if the demand for it can  be made as  abundant as the supply, it would appear as though the period of waiting  should be pretty nearly at an end.  Of course it could not be expected  that the. Daly Reduction Co. would  cease to operate their own electric  plant in order to take power from Similkameen Falls, but it is not at all  improbable that they would be willing  to contract for enough to make up  the deficiency of what they require for  their own works and abandon pumping at the lake, and if the town and  other properties could use enough to  make up the complement*, the Similka-j  meen Falls Co. would show them that  "Barkis is willin'. "  The Chesaw News has the following  to say on the subject:  "H. W. Johnson,   manager  of the  Similkameen Fulls Power Co, of Oroville, was in  town  on  Monday  interviewing the   citizens   regarding  the  proposed extension of that company's  electric light and power system into  Ch������saw and the mining camps around  here.   The company   has applied  to  the comity commission for a long term  franchise to construct and to maintain  a line for the conveyance  of electric  energy into this place, and it was for j  the purpose of placing the proposition  clearly before our citizens, and ascertaining as near as possible how much  juice the Chesaw country could consume, that Mr.   Johnson   came here.  As many of the people as could be assembled on short notice were rounded  up at the Windsor hotel Monday afternoon and the matter was thoroughly  reviewed.  The company wants a guarantee of a consumption of at least 800  h.p. before constructing its line.    It is  safe to presume  that  every business  house in town and perhaps every residence as  welt* as all the developing  mines will patronize a good service."  The British Columbia legislature  met on January ICth. After opening  ceremony his honor"Lieutenant-Governor Dunsniuir delivered the following speech from the throne :  Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the  . Legislative Assembly :  In meeting you again at the opening  of another session,-it is my privilege to  On,account of the increase in the  demands for public works and buildings, and the development taking  place in the northern parts of the pro:  vincii, it is deemed advisable to create  the office of minister of public works,  and you will he asked to approve of  an amendment to the constitution act  to effect that.  I now commend these various nieas*  ures to your attention, believing that  their adoption will be to the advantage of the province and the..welfare,  of the people*. N  After introduction of Attorney-general Bowser and some preliminary  routine work .'Mr. Hawthornthwaite  rose. Amid the silence of expectancy  he prepared. to launch a socialistic  bomb. It failed however to explode  on this occasion,  The member for Nanaimo moved the  adjournment of the house for the purpose of "discussing a definite matter  of public importance."  A copy of the motion was duly handed to the speaker. The latter after  considering the proposed motion, ruled  that it did' not disclose   a   matter of  IN SOUTHERN  OKANAGAN  Further  Reference  to  Great  Enterprise South of   ���������  Penticton.  REASONS FOR ROSY OUTLOOK  all lines  of  be able  to congratulate  vou  on  the,     .���������. . . .      .  prosperity which during the past year! ������������to}<*���������!> ������|S*-������t importance to  mst,-  ' fy hun m allowing the debate to proceed on the opening day of the session.  ' Mr Hawthornthwaite appealed from  the ruling of the chair. The chair was  sustained upon the division, Mr. Hawthorn thwaite's motion being supported only by Mr. Mclnnis (Soc.) Grand  Forks, and J. Oli ver, (Lib.) Del ta.  has  prevailed in   nearly  trade and industry.  The_ commission on irrigation, the  appointment of which you authorized  last session, has entered 'on its duties,  and its report and recommendations  will -be submitted to you. In accordance with those recommendations,  legislation will he introduced to secure  a'more equitable and efficient system  of distribution of water for irrigation  purposes.  The large increase in immigration,  with the consequent demand for land  under pre-emptions, warrants my government in asking you to phice a  larger sum in the estimates*for the extension of the provincial surveys.  A measure will be laid before you  with a view to the restriction of the  immigration of undesirable persons.  With the aim of encouragingsand  expediting railway construction, it is  proposed to exempt from taxation, for  a.period of ten years from the time of  completion, certain railway*! already  authorized.    To do this you will be  asked to pass an act empowering the  government to grant such exemptions.  In accordance with your recommen-1  elation that a  representative   of the  government should be sent to London  to lay before the Imperial government  the fact of the refusal  of the Federal  government to entertain British Columbia's claim for more adequate and  equitable treatment in the matter of  provincial,subsidies, the honorable the  first minister was assigned to undertake the duty, and his report of his  mission  and  its results will be laid  before you.  In order to secure a moi-e efficient  service in.the conduct of the public  business, it has been thought desirable  to regulate the civil service, and a  measure for effecting that and creating  a superannuation fund will be submitted for your approval.  With a view to obviate the necessity  of our youth going abroad to perfect  themselves in the arts and sciences,  an act to establish a Provincial University will be introduced during the  session.  For the more convenient prosecution  of public works under appropriations  by the legislature, and with the object  of securing uniformity between the  federal and provincial systems in the  method of accounting and the. collection of statistics, it is deemed advisable  to change the commencement of the  financial year from July to April.  I am pleased to be able to inform  you that the finances of the province  are in an excellent condition. This  has enabled my government to effect  a large reduction in the public debt,  while still able to show a substantial  surplus over the actual expenditure.  Measures will be submitted to you  designed to secure to the province the  full benefits that should accrue to the  treasury from the utilization of its resources,  The public accounts for the past  financial year, and the estimates for  the ensuing similar period, will be laid  before you. The estimates have been  framed with due regard to economy,  while providing for the outlay necessary to meet the requirements of the  public service in a province the scene  of important industrial   development.  What the. Bench Lands Show��������� Character  of Purchasers���������'Mansions to Follow  .    Which Will   Rival. Castles   on   the  Rhine���������Some Opinions.  (Continued from last week.)  ON* THE BENCH LANDS.  But it is up onythe bench lands that  the real work has been" done, and it is  up- there that- the money will come  which is to give back-bone to the  whole community in the near years to  come. On those benches above the  old town the prospect fifteen years ago  looked to the new coiner from tho  eastern provinces who had been used  to summer verdure, anything but inviting, .for the long droughts and the*  DEATH OF JUDGE WALKEM.  He Was Twice Premier of Province���������  Negotiated ** Carnarvon Terms"  on Visit to  England.  blazing sun had  browned everything  Victoria, Jan. 14.���������Hon. George Anthony Walkem, formerly a supreme  court judge of this province, and twice  premier of the province, died here  yesterday.  In the passing away of the late Mr.  Justice  Walkem,   "British   Columbia  loses one of its most notable personalities.     For many years the deceased  judge was intimately associated with  the public life of the province, and  whilst, of recent years he has figured  but little in public affairs there was a  time when his personality dominated.  He was an active,  vigorous politician  and one of the best debaters tlie provincial legislature   has   ever  known.  Hon.  George Anthony Walkem was  born  in  Ireland and came to Canada  when quite a young man,  completing  his education atMcGill, Montreal, and  commenced his career as a lawyer with  the law firm of Rose &'Monk in that  city.   Before migrating to British Columbia he lived for a time in Toronto.  Soon after his arrival in this province,  then a crown colony, Mr. "Walkem began the practice of law in Cariboo and  represented that district in the legislative council in the sessions of 1864-65-60  and  in 1868-69-70.    He was a member  of the first parliament after confederation,  again  representing Cariboo, together with Joseph Hunter and Cornelius  Booth,   and   he  continued  to  occupy a seat in the provincial legislature until 1882,  when on May 23rd he  was appointed a puisne judge.    In 1872  he joined the government of Amor de  Cosmos as  minister of lauds & works,  subsequently he became attorney general and in February, 1874, he became  premier of the province, a position he  occupied until Jan. 27., 1876.    In  1S78  Mr. Walkem again resumed office, filling the portfolios of attorney general,  minister of lands and works and president of the council and he continued  iu office until his appointment in 18S2  as a* puisne judge.  A noteworthy feature of his career  was his visit to England in 1874, as the  official representative of the province  in its protest against the federal government's failure to carry out the  terms of confederation. While there  he negotiated what are known as the  " Carnarvon Terms." These provided  that the railway from Esquimalt  should be commenced and completed  without delay; that surveys on the  mainland should be pushed with vigor;  that a wagon road and telegraph line  should   be   immediately constructed;  that $2,000,000 a year should be the  minimum of expenditure in the province on the railway construction after  the. completion of the surveys; that  the railway should be completed and  opened for traffic to lake Superior on  or before the first of January, 1891.  in sight, and one wondered how- the  cattle managed to keep so sleek and  plump on all. the kind of vegetation  that was anywhere in evidence. No  one seemed to be aware of what that  soil was capable, if given the right conditions. Now ' the dark brown loamy  soil stretches out on all sides, gently*  undulating in parts ; laid out in orderly precision along neatly graded roadways; fenced off in 10 acre blocks with  Lamb fencing, while rows of young  fruit trees planted with mathematical"  exactness gave in perspective that peculiar radiating effect.  On some of these, dwellings and outhouses have been erected and signs of  occupation are in  evidence, -but most  of them belong to  non-residents who  live on the coast or in   eastern   towns  and cities, and the trim, well-tilled condition of the land is due to the work of  the land company,  who have undertaken  to prepare the ground, plant,  cultivate and care for until the trees  come into bearing,  when  the owners  will  take up  their residence on   the  property.    This plan of caring for the  land  of non-residents at the bare cost  of work,1 has aided materially in. the  land sales, and accounts in some meas- -  ure foi* the success that lias' attended  the enterprise.   The work undertaken  by the Land Company has nothing of  pretense in  it.  for every lot without---  exception  is as   carefully   tilled   and  looked after as if it belonged to themselves.    It is generally remarked that  the plots of non-residents, being cared  for by the company show greater care  in most cases than those cultivated by  resident owners.  In addition to the near-by benches  j which are of rolling land,  this  tract  runs for nine miles up the east side of  Okanagan lake,   as far as Nine-mile  point,  but no attempt  was made by  the S. O. L. Co.  to open  up any of it  further north than  Four Mile, creek,  this being all of it that could be covered by the system of irrigation from  Penticton creek.     The land along this  four mile tract has been practically all  sold and the greater part of it planted  out.    North of Four Mile  creek, the  land, embracing about 3,000 acres, was  sold en bloc to J. M. Robinson of Suin-  merland,  who has already   surveyed  and placed it on the market,  and will  irrigate it from extensive reservoirs up  on the mountains to the east.    On this  portion a* new settlement has sprung  up, called Naramatta.    The view from  this rolling bench land in the four mile  strip   from   Penticton   to   Four Mile  creek is superb, and as the land is now  supplied with  irrigation  by the main  flume,  and most of it by laterals as  well, and the planting well advanced.  building operations will now begin on  an extensive scale.    Much of this land  has   been   bought-by  wealthy   men,  many of whom have travelled extensively over this continent* and in Europe and have chosen this atf the spot  where they will  make   their homes.  For this reason it  may  be expected  that some fine structures will go up.  IRRIGATION.  The question of irrigation is one to  Continued on Page Four. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   JANUARY 23,   1908.
Similkameen. Advertiser.
| ment educated-to tlie height of
'total.prohibition while there is
j so large an element of the pop-
,      ,    ,.,.      ,      ...   ir���        ,, ������,   .: ulatiou wlio resent interference
Issued on thursdiivs, bv the Hkdi.k\ Gax.kti'i* |
PaiNTiNCi ami'I'or.i.rsiu.N'G comi'axv.      i with what they are pleased  to
IjI.miti:i>.  at Hedley.  li. C.
.$2.(lf, !
Subscriptions in Advance
T'cr Vein*	
Six "Months -.*. ..'...���	
Advertising Rates
���.Measurement, 1- lines to the inch. ���
Land Notices���Certificate;-of improvement, etc.
��7.0(1 Tor (iO-duy notices,, nnd ?.0.(JO for .''0-diiy
notices. , ,        ,
Transient Advertisements���not exceeding one,
-inch, ��1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for
each subsequent insertion.   Over one inch.
call     their   "personal -liberty"-.
The "public house, trust" scheme
, 10 cents per line for first insertion and ;">
cents per line for each subscqucntiiwui'tiou.
Transients payable in advance.
Contract Advertisements���One.inch per month
$l.*!.i- over 1 inch and up to t inches, $1.00
Iioi* inch poriuonth. To constant advertisers
taking larger space than  four inches, on
application, rates will be given of reduced
charge:', based on size of space and length
of time. . v. . .
Advertisements will bo changed once every
month if advertiser desires, without any extra
charge. Vov changes of toner than once a month
thc  price of composition  will be-charged at
regular rates.. ....���""       .'     .      .; '    r
Clutngcs foi* contract advertisements .should
be in the office by noon on. Tuesday to. secure,
attention for that week's issue..   . ;
A. MEORAWJ Manaffin-r'fcditor.-
Ku!l Moon
Last quar.
Now Moon
First quar.
��� 10th.
Sun. Mon. TU8S. Wed. Tim. Pri. Sat.
i.oo answers  the   objection   of  this
���element.    Moreover it can reasonably be said  to  have  passed
the   experimental   stage,    and
statistics avi'11 bear out the good
results that  have attended the
arrangement wherever it   has
been tried:. It may seem brutal
to tell well-meaning white* rib-
boners who hold up their hands
in holy   horror'..- at   what   they
term   "going   into '���'.partnership
with  the"  liquor-; traffic",  that
they are advancing  his satanic
majesty's work in a manner  so
gratifying  to  that old*, gentleman as to make him smile ; but
nevertheless it is  true.    Iii its
hard corporate heart there is no
human   atom   that, the liquor
interest likes  so  well  as your
old-time prohibitionist.  So long
as .he or she continues hale and
hearty the  liquor  traffic  must
feel safe, for time and experience must encourage it in  the
belief that itlias nothing to fear.
Certificate of Improvements.
Mineral Claims, situate in the Osoyoos
Mining Division of Yale District: Where
located':   On Dividend Mountain.,
TAICK XOTICK that 1, Chas. A. Stoess, of
4 lCorcmcos.ncting as agent-for W. .1. Gar-.
butt. Free Miner's Certificate No. H7(5fiO: X; J'.'
Cavanugh,. F'reo Miner's Certiilcate No. B 7*4!K>:
H. D. Mitchell; Free Miner's Certificate No. B
lOOo'i, intend. si\t\ d.u-. fioni date heieof, to
apply to the Mining Hetoidei foi Ceitilicatcs
of Improvements, tin tho puipose of obtaining
Crown Grunts of the abo\ e chums
And fuithei take notice tlii't action, undci
section 37, must be commenced betoie the ismi-
anoo'of such Ceitilicites of lmpio\ements
Dated this 1 jth duv of J.iniiin}, A. D. l'JOS.
Certificate of Improvements.
LISiMincial Claims, situate in the Osoyoos
Mining Dimsioii of Yale pistuct. Wheic
located.   Camp Hedley.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Chas deli Giecn, as
...    .agent toi C. A. C. -jtouaid, F. JVI C. No
oSOfi, and lot  A R. Harrow. J*  M. C. No  ,
intend;*sixtv days fiom date heieof, to aoplv to
thc Mining Rccoidei  fot   Ccitificates of fin
provomeiits foi the pmposeotobtaining Ciown
Grants of t he .ibo\ e claims.
And furthoi tike notice that action, undei
Section Iff, must be commenced betoie thc issuance, of sue li Cei titic itc ot Impio\ ementt*.
Dated this 5th dav of \o^ embei, A D 1��07.
16-10 C. m li. GREEN. xVgcnt.
This ;Bauk has a record behind it of nearly three quarters of
a'century of successful banking in Canada, with ftssets'
��� increasing every year until they now exceed.: $50;000,000.
Money Advanced on reasonable terms. ��[[ Dhafts bought and
sold.. II Sale Notjes cashed or taken for collection.
II Money OiiDEhs and Letj,'jsi"js .of Credit issued, payable in the leading citieri of the'jvorld.
Escrows in connection with Mining .Ijeajls given special
Hedley   Branch,
L. G. MacHaffie, Manager
I Eastern Township Bank
��*     ��� ������ s  Established 1859   X|
q '     CAPITAL AND RESERVE, $5,(XX),000-
8 Hevd Office-   SHERBROOKE, QUE.
'One of those  strong, temperance   waves, that   periodically
sweep   over   the   country    has
been in evidence in the eastern
states and in the eastern  provinces of Canada during tlie past
year or two.     In. the  province
of  Ontario   it   has   taken   the
form of a miniature, species  of
prohibition   known   locally, as
as ���'local option," which is nothing more nor less than   prohibition of tlie  sale  of intoxicants
within thc-'bounds'of a municipality.    A year ago the on-coming*** wave was more concentrated in scope and  intensity, and
often carried in towns of 12,000
or 15,000 population.    With tlie
spreading out of  the  wave it
seems to have* lost a little of its
sectional  intensity,   for  in  the
municipal  elections that  have
just* been held, "on   wliich ,occasion the by-law for local option
was submitted to a  vote  along
Avith  the   election   of   mayors,
reeves and councillors,  the  bylaw was defeated   in a number
��� of towns, foi- want, of  the  (50%
majority and it was repealed in
a few others.     The  municipalities  in  which   the  by-law  has
just been carried   have foi-  the
most   part  been  rural municipalities, and while in the towns
there were   numerous   defeats
because  of inability to  secure
the   00%  majority,   in   most  of
these a   bare   majority   would
have carried it.    It seems very
strange that  so-called   temperance people will persist in directing or expending their energy
iilongthis old line that has been
Dr. A. P. Low, director of the
Canadian. Geological    Survey,
who Avasdangerously ill a year
ago, has had-a recurrence of his
trouble, and  E. W. Brock, well
known  for'good  and   faithful
service-on the survey and   particularly in connection with the
'economic geology of the  inter-
of British  Columbia,  lias been
appointed acting director.     Regret is felt at tlie illness of  Dr.
Low who has given to the Survey, the ...best years  of  his  life
and.'who brought to  the  work
of the department ripe  experience, sound judgment and rare
enthusiasm.    Should his illness,
however, prove so sei-ious as to
-preclude   further   direction   or
connection  with   the   'work   of
the survey,  it is  gratifying  to
know that he is to be succeeded
by a man of Mr. Brock's talents.
Mr. Brock, is  in  full  sympathy
with  the  miner and  ready' to
lend him a helping hand in the
solving  of difficulties    that  so
frequently present  themselves.
Certificate of Improvements.
and "SILVER BELL M11101.1l Claims.
situate in the Oso\ 00s Mining Di\ ision of
Yale Distiii t "W heie located Quoit/
TAKE NOTICE that I. Chas doB Giecn. as
agent foi .7 J M.iiks, K JVI C No B r> '(i,
Paul Brodlngen, K.jNI C No li.V>l,i, and James
Murphy, I<". \f C No B *>514. intend si\t\ d.i*,s
from date heicot, to .^ppl\ to the Mining Ke-
cordor for Ccitihcatos ot Inipio\"emonts. foi
tlie purpose of obtaining Clown Giants of the
above  claims
: And furthoi take potice th it action, undci
section 37. niust be commenced betoie the issuance of siieli C citiiicatos ol Inipio'.omeiits.
Dated this U'i day of No*, embei, A D. l')07.
Keremeos Branch,   -   -   J. ft. K. Rome, Manager
a        _ ���     s _ ��� -       -^ /   . j* ��� t. ���
I.MOJkMI-IJ UI��i>.Jm.'.i^.-3B^."rJ!MMl JJW-tHAUMJffJL-MU^JJIlJUMf
fiEDL^y, B. 6.
C   ��l*B   GREEN, Aoi'Ni
OWING to a slioil.ige of po\\ei, it ni.n bo
v-/ neec.'sin to tho opei ition ot the plants
of this Companj that the low 11 Lighting Sei-
vico be diseonlmued .vt anrmomont dining thc
next four months, eithei tcinpoianly 01 foi the
period liamur* L sois ot the light nie thcietoic
uotitled hei cb\ to pit-pn-ic 101 such an emci
geney. Whenc\ei possible, two flashes of the
lamps will he gn en ten minutes betoie tlie
circuit is opened
Hedley, B.C., Nov. 5th, 1307. 43-14
Notice of Dissolution.
failing them   at  regular  intervals for the past fifty  years  or
more.    -Surely   it is    time   they
were taking stock of tlie   situation and  trying  to  realize  the
plain truth that   they   have  all
along heen. on the wrong   tack.
It was thought  that  with  the
advent of Lord Grey  as Governor-general of Canada his liquor
licence   plan   of   "puhlic house
trusts" would have  been  given
due   consideration.     There,   to
our mind   is  the  true  solution
of the whole question  and  the
only   practical   means    within
reach for   the   curtailment   of
tho  evils  of   the liquor traffic.
You can never get puhlic senti-
Reports from. Gre'enwood' indicate that the  action  of chief
engineer Gamble  in   having  a
Howe truss  bridge  built over
the Kettle river at Rock  creek
instead  of a  simpler and  less
expensive structure,   is  coming
in for strong criticism.    Gamble
certainly has   the   faculty   for
doing the least expected things,
and for making his heaviest expenditures where they aie least
.requii'ed.    There must,be something around   the  Kettle  river
that   has  a   hypnotic   influence
over him,   for  the  moment he
strikes  that vicinity his  fancy
j runs to the wonderful and vast
j in engineering. To enlarge upon
this point by way of illustration,
would open up   a  wide, subject
and make a. narrative much too
long and too   difficult*   to   make
even reasonably credible.
���VT OTIC IS is hereby given that the partnership
.V . . formerly subsisting between John Gillan
and John Brendt Brim, ns manufacturers of
carbonated beverages, under* the name of the
Siniilkaineen Bottling Works, was dissolved by-
mutual consent, on January 28th.* 1907, tlie date
upon which John Brendt Bran assigned his
partnership interest in said concern to John
Gillan. AH debts owing to the said partnership
are to be paid to John Gillan, of Hedley, B. C,
and all claims again&'t the said partnership are
to bo presented to the said'John Gillan, by
whom the same will be settled.    '
1-5 , JOHN B. BRUN.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To W. James Sinclair and any person or.per-
sous to whom he may have transferred any
interest in thc '"Sacramento" mineral claim,
situated on Nickel Plate mountain, in the
Osoyoos Division of Vale District.
VOU are hereby required to take notice that
���tt I have expended tor assessment and for recording certificate of work on the above named
claim, $1(12.50 being tho expenditure necessary
to enable me to hold said claim, and you are
hereby required to contribute your share or
proportion of such expenditure, together with
all costs of advertising. If you fail or refuse to
contribute such amount, including advertising,
within ninety (!l(l) days of first publication of
this notice in the Hedley Gazette, your interest
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.Amending Act**."
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��� ���.-,; .-*������- ������ ft^^'iT"-!1':"'**- IHE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   JANUARY   23,  1908.  REVELY'S  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  Your wants for Livery or Team  Work will be attended to  by calling Phono 12.  W.   F.  REVELY,   Proprietor  .-���������������*���������> x  _ x  THE  Great Northern  Hotel -  ... I *-   **     . ���������    '  Princeton  Is noted over the entire vdistrict for excellence of both table  :   :   :   :       and bar.       :   : ':   :  All the wants of the travelling  public   carefully   attended   to.  ������^M������M**Mm������MKW*MK*M*M*.*.*K  ���������X  X  1  X  s  X  X  X  TO THE>_  Traveiiliip Public:  If you want a  .good stable  and prime feed  for your horse  : : call on : :  SAM'L D. HINE  Livery & Feed Stable  FAIRVIEW,    -   -   B. C.  J  Grand Union  Hotel '-^^^^asa^.\---  HEDLEY, B;C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  yvery, Feed & Sale Stables  HEDLEY, B. C.  ir A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   If Orders for Teaming  .     promptly, attended to. *.,   - -    '  ���������   ...-'���������-    '  ."*���������������������������       .���������-:��������� '"'"' ���������.'���������' ������������������.'. -���������������������������    r ?���������' '���������  '-���������"*'  WOO D " F 6 R" S A-L'-B !  'Phone 1-1. * -   1N NIS B R 0S ���������  Proprietors.  ������������������:'���������     FOR"  GommerGialf rintlno:  TRY THE  Gazette Job Dept.  Town and District.  :- Hugh HuntiT of Princeton,' government agent, was in town this week on  a collecting tour.  Mr. and Mrs. A; E. Kent of Grand-  iiuinan N. B. are ���������visiting at Brown's  Inn:   ..���������'��������� ���������.'���������..,-.," '    ���������..'������������������;'-���������  Those who went up to the Otter  Flatdance report a* good time. Thoy  returned .Saturday evening.  And still the outlook for the- ice crop  is anything but iosy., The river is still  quite open.  Send for onr descriptive Catalogue  of Nursery stock. Address,���������Tin-  Riverside Nurseries, Grand Forks, B.C.  Mr. L.-G. MacHaffie, manager of the  Bank of B. N. A., made a business trip  to Keremeos on Saturday, returning  on Sunday.  Mr. E. E. Burr went out to Spokane  on Monday to consult an eye specialist  for some eye trouble that has been developing during the past two months.  Rev*. Geo-. A. "Wilson, Supt. of Prcs-  byterian'missons, will preach in Hedley on Sunday evening the 26th inst.  and in Princeton on- the Sunday following-.  Miss Elliott, Kingston Ave., does all  kinds of plain sewing, mending, pressing and renovating gentlemen's clothing &c. Orders may be left with Mrs.  Lyon.  * It never rains but it* pours.- Pontic-*  ton now has two dentists. In about  ten days after Dr. Jackson .opened a  dental office in that* town, Dr. Mathi-  son - arrived from Greenwood and  took up quarters across the way.  The stamp mill for the Golden Zone  arrived at Keiemeos byvV. V. & E. At  ���������all events the material there consigned  to'M.J. Maiks, etal, comprises engine,'  boiler, motors, stamps, and other appliances. And now.they aro wondei-  ing how* that carload of machinery  wassent to Penticton.  L.'W. Shatford, M. P. P.,"proceeded  by Tuesday's,boat from Pgnticton to  attend to his parliamentary duties.  The iiisfc three or four days of each  session ai;e not. as a rule marked by.  any great amount of business -in the.  House, and pressure, of work at Penticton detained him i'roni being- pre-  spntjfpi' the-.opening which took place  on TliVirsduy last. ' -  iU L. Deardotlvro.ul supervisor' was  overto-Ke.ttle River recently where  Harry Swan is- getting along nicely  with the new bridge. The Government are fortunate in getting a mechanic of Harry's skill and experience to  take the job. in hand. He will]; likely complete it in' about two months.  Thi-1, bridge is to '."hiii Howe trus's������ with  one. span of 140 feet and an approach  (-rfOirfeet. ���������"'':."'"'���������' " ";������������������''  '.--, Oh M6.ndayv*afternoon after school  Richard Glare"fell on the ice at the  overflow cutting a nasty-.gash ovjer the  eye."' Mi-. A. Hifniiltoh" saw - him. fall  ai-rdweTit?oVer/''The bo"y*'s :face Avas  covered with blood, and lie looked Lo  be in-l$d shape,* but ':theV*ice was so  Hockey Skates, Stieks-&c. at J. A.  Neshitt's, Penticton..  Charles Camsell, of the Geological  Survey branch of the Dominion Dept.  of Mines, read *t paper recently before  the Logan Club, Ottawa, on the "Ore  Deposits of the vicinity of Hedley,  Similkameen," Mr. Oainsell was engaged in geological .survey-" work in  the Siiiiilkanieen during the field-work  seasons of 1906 and 1997.���������Mining Record.    .-,''' -  "-.,   *���������*"***��������� ,".. ���������;���������-  FAIRVIEW  NOTES.  The Fairview Y. P. Club met in the  church on Wednesday evening. Many  citizens have an interest in this new  departnre and-will attend1 the meetings of the Club.  Mrs. McArthur after a pleasant* visit  of several months with her parents,  Mr. and Mrs. Maloan, left for the East.  She intends to spend a few weeks with  her sister in Kdmontbii before returning to Wiunipegosis.  On Saturday last Rev. G. A. "Wilson  Supt of Presbyterian Missions came  in by stage from Penticton. He was  met here by* Rev. A. H. Cameron.  On Sunday.forenoon he held service,  assisted by Rev A. H. Cameron and  Mr, McGillivray, and preached to a  fair-sized congregation which listened  to a most interesting and instructive  address on Mission work. Later the  congregation and Supt. Wilson discussed various matters of interest.  Mr. Wilson's visit is likely to biing  forth good fruit.  "^^"--���������fa^".-!-^".?.-^  -x  X  X  X  X  X  X  H  .&  X  X  X  $  xn  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room iiecoiniiiodntion than any  other hotel in town, Table nnd  bar   llrst-cliis**.     Kates   moderate.  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  X  X  x  X  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  5  I  X  X  -5  X  X  X  X  X  X  ADVERTISE IN THE GAZETTE!  slippery andoiisuch a" st'dep slant that  It.wa������-'iliffiCult? in reach'Hum. Mr.  Ham.ilton-took.him over to his house,  bou'hd his head up and brought him  over to Dr. AVhillans to have the  woun4.di*-essed..  There was a narrow, escape from  serious fire in Hedley last week. The  cabin * b^longing,*:tp and occupied by  ���������'Constable Sproule in rear of the Gt.  Northern hotel took fire on Thursday  evening-rfro.ii>- >���������������*.Queen heater. For-  tunatelyflitewaW noticed in time and a  little water judiciously applied extinguished the flames before they got  beyond.control.. Had the cabin been  burned thc chances for saving the surrounding-buildings would havo been  exceedingly slim.  M. J. Henry," B.CJ.-s leading nurseryman and florist- now ships trees and  plants to China, Australia, India and  other parts of the world. Ho is one of  the best advertisers in the province,  and his makes his stock live up to the  tenor of the ad. lie is now reaping  the reward that is in store for all good  advertisers who do . likewise. Ho  never kicks, and he always pays, and  litis advertising mediums reciprocate  by giving him good measure, with a  little running over.  Maj. A. M. Anderson, right of way  man for the Great Northern, formerly  Indian agent on the Colville Reservation and well known here, lost* an eye  as the result of a runaway at En tint a  few weeks ago. Blood poisoning has  set in after the operation and it is  feared that his other eye is also ruined.  ���������--Chesaw News. The above from the  News will be learned with regret by  Major Anderson's friends in the Similkameen, and he made many friends  during his. work of negotiating right  of way up this valley.  (Hold over from last week.)  The-'Stemwinder" is progressing in  great shape. The latest development  is that the company operating the  mine has acquired the propeity and  claims of the Stratheyre Mining Company. Two of the claims adjoin the  Stemwinder, the Brown Bear on the'  east and the Wynn ,M. on the west.  The. purchase of these claims gives the  company a length on the ledges of  nearly a mile, and as the claims-were  located under the old act thc ledge can  be followed in depth as far as" it goes.  The other claims purchased, viz., the  Ontaiio Fraction and the  Rattler are  f  both on the main ledge and the Wide'  West on   a  parallel  lead to thc main"  ledge on wliich considerable work was  done,   some   years   ago   and   a   large  amount of. ore averaging $12 a  ton  .milled, are all good properties.    The  Stratheyre Company owned a capital  ,10-stamp mill with engines, boilers and-  accessories,  all of. which  go with the  purchase.. This will be added.to the  48-slamp mill on the.Stemwinder. The.  Stemwinder itself if looking first rate.  The object of  the  management in the  development work undertaken the last-  twelve 'months has  been achieved  by  the opening up of the ore below the  fault that cut oft' the ledge  where previously worked on the 200 and 300 foot  levels.   There are three ledges on the  property, known as, the north,-  main  and south ledges,  the two  former of  which  have, ..-alone been worked'previ-,  ously.      The. new   perpendicular' ore  shaft has been sunk-from the surface  to below the. 500 foot level and the ore  opened up below the fault consists of:  on the 200 ft. level, the main and north  ledges; on the 300 ft. level,  the main  ledge;   on the J00 ft.' level,   the''main"  ledge.   Tlfe ore at the 300 ft. level averages $13.00,  and at the 400 ft. level  $12.60.-   On the 500 ft. level the: south  ledge, was encountered at the station  in the. shaft,  and a crosscut is  now  under way to the main ledge, about SO  feet from the station.     All the on* encountered assays well and should pay  large profits  over cost of extraction  and treatment.     The mill and cyanide  plant are being put* in first class shape  for work in the early summer, and the  large   hewed   timbers  for   new   head-  works, ore bins fe.. are all out.    A 150  h. p. .leiickes hoist is on order aud will  be installed on arrival,  as also will be  two Goldio<fc McCullooh boilers. These  latter and  the  hoist are to be at the  south east of the mill, next the engine  and compressor plant, and will make  the whole works very  complete and  compact.   In fact the future looks rosy  for   shareholders   in   this   cutei-prise  which is about to repay them handsomely for  their support and faith in  the. company.   ������������.   A STRONG  INDICTMENT  In a strong indictment the Greenwood Ledge raps over the knuckles  authorities in the Boundary who send  two men to jail for three months for  stealing a few chickens and never bat  an eye when sober and drunken men  havo been robbed of thousands of dollars in gambling by means of marked  cards and other crooked methods.  BORN  HACKNEY.-!)- Hedley. on .Tan. 13th, to Mr.  and "Airs. D. (!. Hackney, a. son.  i J  t  ���������  1  ������������������#���������  '���������:���������"���������  6et the ���������  "I Many people are now  (.li-inking; Beef  Cordtal.  ���������I" Nothing like it to produce energy and vigor���������  no matter whether taken  at 11 a. m.  or 11  p.m.  *i" We have just received  a shipment of this line in  16, 4, 2 and 1 oz. sizes.  SHATFOISDS, LIMITED  FAIRVIEW  AND   HEDLEY.  +++<W^++^<>i&+&<**<><>&*+4>^*>1(><<&<$>*&+><fr<& ���������*<>-������>--->---������--<  Keremeos New Townsite  Now On the Market.  The y. V. & B. Railway Station will he in the  centre of the  town.  Now is the time to get your lots, before the first,  train comes up the  valley.  Choice 1, 2 and 3 acre lots all around town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast,   Just a few-  left.   Now is the time to double your money.  For Full Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  J. J. Armstrong, Manager  Town Lots  $100,   $200 ���������  and $250  1, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300 Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  TWEDDLE <&, REITH, Proprietors.  v "   ��������� * :        7 *. *.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  Make the Farm. Pay  A Fairbanks-Morse   Jaok-of-Ali-Trscs."  GASOLINE ENGINE  will pump water, saw wood, shell corn,  run cream separator, in fact furnish  power for any purpose.  Every Farmer Should Have One.  Cut out this advertisement and send  it to  THE CANADIAN FAIRBANKS CO., LIMITED.  101 Water St., VANCOUVER, B.C.  Please send me   (without  cost to 111c)  your catalogue with  full   information  regarding your Gasoline Engine for farm use.  NAME  TOWN   ....  PENTICTON LIVERY  FEED"and STAGE STABLE  ��������� ESTABLISHED 1903:  ���������iFtNE   NEW   COVERED   STAGE   CARRYING  ROYAL  MAIL,   PASSENGERS & EXPRESS TO  ...Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton...  ������������������ SPECIAL" RIGS FOR TRAVELLERS & EVERY  ATTENTION PAID TO WANTS OF THE PUBLIC.  W. E. WELBY  = PROPRIETOR THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   JANUARY  23,   1908.  IN SOUTHERN OKANAGAN  C'ontimiod from First 1'iiSiu.  . which tin; company,  ami  particularly  its,  managing   directors,, have   given  most  c.-ireful   consideration,  for  they ,  were  determined   to  have  no experimenting. I)at.-i was carefully examined  as to systems in use elsewhere and cost  of same.    After careful survey  of the.  lands   to  he  served  and the source of  supply,  plans and estimates were pre-  pared   anil   constriictioii   coinmeiiced.  Penticton  and. Ellis   creeks  were the  available   sources   of supply   for   the  Penticton   lands,   including   flat  and  bench, and the eastern strip'extetiding  up the lake to   Four -JMile- creek.    The  construction; cost has exceeded the estimate  somewhat,   but   between main  flume,   ditch  and laterals nearly fifty  miles have.already constructed. Southward  from  Penticton  creek the main  Hume has been carried on down to the  benches over lake Skaba.    The 'work  of construction has been  under the direction of XV. A. Maclean who is to be.  congratulated on the amount of work,  accomplished   in   the   time,   and  the  workmanlike .-manner in which it has  been executed.  For the .southern'hinds to tlie south  of  Vasseaux lake another   and altogether more elaborate system of irrigation is being planned.   As this was  an expenditure which would involve a  large   sum,    the   managing   directors-  were not satisfied to make any definite  decision until the matter had been fully  examined and reported on by the best  authority which they  could  procure,  and to that end the services of Dr. El-  wood Mead,  formerly retained by the  United States government in connection with  huge  reclamation  schemes  which  they had undertaken, were secured'.    To get the fullest benefit from  his services,  months    of preliminary  engineering work by local engineers in  the taking of levels and classification  of work was done so  that he would  have, the  fullest" accurate data upon  which to base his  conclusions, formulate his plans and prepare his estimates.  This he has done and the company.are  in possession of his report.    The preparations  which  they  are making in  the provision of a large supply of lumber  is evidence  that the expenditure  will be undertaken and  the southern  portion of the valley will likely in the  near future witness something of the  activity   which  has  existed    in   and  around Penticton ;  but no land will in  all probability be sold until the irriga-  ������������������tion   system is   well on  the way to  completion.  "ROADWAYS.  One feature which is bound to impress the visitor is the large amount of  roadway that has been constructed  through the property already subdivided. Especially in the acreagte lands  on the rolling benches, the manner in  which the various small holdings have  been provided with outlet, the general  symmetry of the various plots maintained in spite of the rolling character  of the ground and the general direction  and gradients of the roadways themselves, cannot fail to impress the observant visitor. Main street in the  new Penticton townsite keeps in the  bottom land clear'through from Okanagan lake to Lake Skaha, making a  delightful driveway. This goes pretty  well through the centre of the flat, the  eastern and western sides being supplied by the Fairview wagon road for  the latter, and a new piece of road in  the construction of which the old grade  of the Oolumhia & Western railway  was taken advantage of for the former.  DRAI.VAGK.  At one time Penticton was noted  for its mosquitoes, the reason for  which could easily be seen in the large  amount of drowned land and marsh  along the Okanagan river where it  leaves the lake. For the drainage of  the new townsite the Laud Company  put in a deep ditch, the effect of which  has been a pretty general disappearance of the mosquito pest, and if the  Dominion government goes on with  the project of lowering Okanagan lake  a few feet to reclaim certain drowned  lands at Kelowna, Penticton will participate somewhat from the benefit to  be derived in the drainage of land.1*-  along the river near the outlet.  TKAN'SPOHTATIOX.  To a fruit-growing country transportation is a very important consideration, and while the C. P. R. has done  very well in tlie preparation it has  made for the handling of lake, traffic  by means of its three steamers and  scows, thus giving Penticton an outlet, there is the country between Penticton and the U. S. boundary to be  provided for. By charters in existence  both the C. P. R. and Great Northern  have the right to build through tlie  valley,   and  if both fail to do so there  Is  A  Good,  Investment  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate moun-  ttjin, on which is situated the .famous "Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many -other  promising mines and prospects.    It is the mining and business  centre of the  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Siiiiiiameen  the new mining district which has already.been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kootenay Railway; and with the advent of this road,  which is assured in the near future, it'will unquestionably  become a large and important city, and town lots will bring  big returns on monej** invested at the present time*.  -���������������Mpp---ua.'j----^^  Scott Ave. (main st.) ....  ....���������,.!.... .$400 to $600  Other Streets.. .....  ;���������.......       V. $200 to $400.  ...TERMS...  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  '��������������������������������������������� ��������� ,'.   /-' ���������        ~ '.������������������-. ���������'..' . -...���������:    ���������-. ���������  '6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent. > \  For T^ose W  Purchase a few lots before the Railway Comess-^-^E  For Riull Particulars, TVl-aps Etc.,  ��������� ������H������F������)U*V   TO ���������  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y, Ltd.  L. W. SHATFORD, _ = HPHI   PV      R   C  Secretary and flanager, * * m-^msl^l^ I j    u. w.  is a local chat-tei* which can be used  either for the construction of a steam  railway or electric tramway by developing the electrical energy of Okanagan falls. Besides, by a little deepening  of the Okanagan river it may be possible to push a considerable distance up  into the valley by water from Oroville,  the Okanagan river in its lower stretches being for the most part deep and  sluggish.  -   THE  NEAR FUTURE.  And now what has the future in  store for a district such as this ;. favored as this has been with a sane, safe  business policy which left nothing to  blind chance and has no loose ends to  gather in ? Its future is simply the  future of the fruit growing industry  pursued under the most favorable conditions. What some of those condi-  tions are may be best stated by those  most qualified to judge, and Elwood  Mead says: .       *'���������  "The arid region, because   of   the  marked climatic changes wrought by  the coast winds and the lofty mountains, furnish the most striking illustrations.    A few  will be given.    In  Colorado apples can be grown in every  county in the state;   peaches can be  grown in half the .counties,  yet lands  planted  to fruit,  in  all  counties but  two,  bring but little greater net i-e-  turns and sell for little more than land  on   which   alfalfa   and   potatoes   are  grown.   But in  the two favored valleys,  of wliich   Grand   Junction and  Canon City are the chief towns, orchard land unimproved sells for $200 an  acre, and planted from $1,000 to $2,500  an acre.    In 1007 many acres at Grand  Junction  brought net returns of over  $1,000 an acre. The value of Okanagan  lands and  the profits of this project  depend in part on  whether the local  climate puts this valley in  the same  relative chiss in British Columbia, with  the valleys mentioned in the United  States.    A number of things observed  on my trip lead to the conclusion that  it does.     The vigor of orchard growth  at Penticton, the  absence of frost at  this late date,   the  character of the  mountain shelter and  the equalizing  influence which  the lakes will exert,  are all contributing influences to this  opinion."  As only 5 or 0 years'are necessary to  bring the fruit into bearing, the investors of this year will be the producers of five years hence, and the investors of two years ago will be the producers of three years hence. This then  is the rosy outlook which confronts  those who haye cast in their lot with  the favored section of the province.  Elbert Hubbard has become enamored of the fruit-growing industry and  has bought as a flyer, 5 acres of orchard land at Grand Junction, Colorado,  from a-.man who paid $10,000 for thirteen acres improved land and sold his  first crop for $10,000. If that can be  done the long haired philosopher from  East Aurora will be apt to forsake the  Roycroft print shop and join the band  of "men and women with classic aura  and alphabetic appendages, all soaked  with sunshine who are giving the town  a flavor" while being " taught how to  get rich unci*be happy on five acres."   .������������. .   METEOROLOGICAL.  Jfe --5  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Jan. 18:  AT THE  MINE.  Maximum       -Minimum  ..-        33        .. 11  ..29        .. 14  33        .. 9  ..26       ..-���������' II  ..   ���������     34       . ��������� 18  33       ..' 25  ..         30       .-. IS  Average maximum temperature 31.14  Average, minimum do 15.14  Mean temperature 23.14  Rainfall for the week   .     inches.  Snowfall        "       "       0. ���������������������      '  COllKKSI'OXDI.NG WEEK OK LAST  VlSAIi  Highest maximum temperature 20  Jan 12  13  14  15  :. 16  17  18  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,  B.C.  THIS HOUSE HAS RECENTLY BEEN RENOVATED  AND REMODELLED, AND IS NOW IN FIRST  CLASS ORDER.   WHITE HELP ONLY.  !  ������  Average maximum  do  19.71  Lowest  minimum  do  -28  Average minimum  do  -9.71  Mea n  do  5.  . AT THE  "MILL,.  Maximum  Minimum  Jan 12  25  20  13  31  21  14  ���������������  34  , ,  10  15  21  9  10  29  t ,  21  17  35  r .  24  IS  38  , .  27  S A CHOICE STOCK OF THE BEST LIQUORS & CIGARS  If  S    McArthur ������> Guiney, ���������:-. -   Proprietors  2     ' .     ������������������{���������    '" -���������������������������-.��������������������������������������������� ..  i ���������     ���������      ��������� ������ ���������  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, nanager.  First Class  in  Every  .Respect.     Commercial and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similka-  ��������� meen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line.  KEREMEOS,  B. C.  Avei-age maximum temperature 30.42  Average minimum do 18.85  Mean do 2-1.03  Rainfall for the week      .      inches  Sii:uwfall for the. week 3. ���������'  C'OKHKSrO.VniNG WEEK OK LAST YEA It  Highest maximum temperature 15.  Average   '       do do 1.28  Lowes$..ni inimum do -25.  Averagd?* do do        -11.85  Mean ' do -5.28  KEREMEOS NOTES.  Try  ���������.wwwwoasA.  ������  M  ros$  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  Mr. Jelly is busy pruning the fruit  trees on J. J. Armstrong's lot.  The Misses Kirby are convalescent.  They were under the nurse's care foi*  two weeks.  A meeting of the Fruit Growers'  Exchange is called for January 21st to  dispose of the auditors' report <S:c.  Mr. Coulter of the lower Similkameen intends to move to Keremeos in  the spring. He will buy a ten-acre  fruit lot.  Mr. McDonald, of the Beautiful "Valley Land Co., went to Fairview on  Saturday and returned to Keremeos  on Sunday.  Keremeos is still without a daily  mail. Hope deferred will result in  making some of the Liberals in Keremeos sick.  A petition for a bridge on the Similkameen river, opposite Seventh  street, Keremeos, was signed by many  residents of the district and is now in  the hands of Mr. Shatford.  The Usonian daily papers are delivered here the day after they are  published, and in a short time unless  the daily  mail by the V. V. & E.  is  given the Canadian daily papers will  be knocked out.  The Rey. Mr. Wilson will return  from the west to Keremeos on Tuesday, Feb. 4th, and on the evening of  that day at 7:30 will address the citizens on a topic of interest \to all. He  goes to Hedley by Royer's stage on  Friday. ,  On Sunday evening notwithstanding  rain and mud the school house was  well filled and a large congregation  enjoyed the service conducted by Rev.  G. A. Wilson, superintendent of Presbyterian missions. After the service  a congregational meeting was held  when J. R. Shaw, R. Elmhirst and H.  Walker were elected to manage the  affairs of the Keremeos mission.  When Rev. A. H. Cameron went to  Fairview last week to meet Rev. G. A.  Wilson he van into two feet of snow  on the mountain with the road unbroken and his horses had to do some  wading. On the return trip he was  accompanied by Mr. Wilson, and as a  heavy snow storm was in progress the'  horses loaded with an extra cargo of  divinity had a difficult trip on the almost unbroken road. The storm became a. rain storm as they reached the  Similkameen valley.


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