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 XI  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume X.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 20. 1914.  jNTumuer 4.  Dr. G. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  (18 years practice in Vancouver.]  S. O; L. Co.'s"Block'  PENTICTON,       -      -       B.  C.  HOSPITAL-  BENEFIT BILL  PROGRESS ON DAM  River  Boulders  Resist Piling- and  it.is  Likely to be Dispensed With  MINERAL PRODUCTION  OF THE PROVINCE  N. Thompson hioxe sevmour 5913  MGR.��������� WESTERN CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  - Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  Offices and Warehouse, 817-03 Bcntty Street  .  Vancouver, B.C.  .Well Up in Line With All, Its  Predecessors *  COSTUMES BETTER IMS BEFORE  Hospital Funds Benefit to Extent of $262  ,���������Good Representation From Outside   Points ��������� Committee '  ���������    Pleased with Results  iledley    /liners'    and*   Plillmen's  Union, No. i6i, W. F. of M.  Regular meetings of tlie Hedley I-loca , No.  ,161'are Jicld. on the first and third Wednesday  in the month in Fraternity hall and the second  and fourth Wednesday at tlie N. P. Mine  O. M. Stb'vkns T, K, Wri.LKV  Presideiit Fin-Secretary.  A. F. & A. M.  BEGULAK monthly meetings of  Hedley IiOd������c: No. 13, A.. F. & A. M.,  are- held ;on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  H.'d. FREEMAN  M Secretary  A. CREELMAN,  W.  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley. .Local Ciiinp meets in  Fraternity Hall the first Tliurs-  day only 'in. the month'.  E. J. CoRitroAN-  Connsel  H. G. Freeman  Clerk.  L.O. L.  Regular niontlily meetings o  Hedley Lodge 1744 arc held on  tho   third "Monday''.'in    every  ^^^y^^month in Fraternity Hall.  Visit  ing brcthern arc cordially invited to attend.  S. KNOWLES, W. M."  C. CHRISTINIA, Sec't.  DR. J. L. MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be nt Home'office-in' Oroville, 1st  to 20th of each month.  Office  on North   Main   Street.  The annmil hospital hall for 1911  which took place on Friday 27th in  the hall over the Hedley Trading Company's store was one of,the"best that  have yet been held, and from a financial standpoint was eminently satisfactory, as. it gave a net revenue of  $202.60,- the total receipts being $318.00  and the expenses $56.00. , There has  perhaps been larger attendance in  some .former years, but the company  present on this occasion was really  larger than the hall could Comfortably  accommodate.  Keremeos as usual was well represented and those from the fruit town  who took it in were only a small part  of the number Avho extended their aid  by the purchase of tickets. There  were some who intended to have come  up but were disappointed by the breakdown of the auto they were counting  on bringing them. Princeton also-  contributed half a dozen and the  Nickel Plate triine, Bromley's and Fifteen Mile were represented.  Many remarked the superiority of  the costumes over those of former-  years, arid'among the maskers, while'  there may riot have been any one or  more characters which monopolized  the attention of the onlookers, there  were a number of them very amusing  and none as unsightly as have sometimes been seen. In fact if there had  been prizes given, the judges would  have had a difficult task in deciding  the awards.   ���������������������������������������������''���������  The orchestra consisting of violin,  cornet and piano played respectively  by W. Daly, S. Gibson and G. Stevens  rendered excellent music. For the  supper which was given at the Grand  Union the same plan was .adopted as  last year'...and was found to work well  Continued on Page Two  It is pretty evident from the experience obtained during the past week in  the attempt to drive  sheet piling in  the foundation   of  the  dam   that  the  thing is impracticable and the boulders  in the river bed will not permit it.    In  that case it does not appear as if they  are needed and the  engineer who  designed- the dam  expressed   the  same  conclusion    when    here.    Mr.    .Tones,  however,   is-taking the safe  plan   of  advising him of how   matters stand in  connection with tho  pile driving and  obtaining   his   sanction   officially  to  dispense with  it.    During    the    time  they were trying to get the piles down  only a small  portion   of  the  former-  gang were required, but when sanction  of the engineer- is obtained to dispense  with the piling the  decision will in all  probability be to get down the ditches  in which the piles  we're to   be driven,  a few feet deeper,   before  putting in  the cement, and to  do this it is  probable that all of the  former gang  will  be put on again.    Things are in shape  for speedy handling of material when  the work of concreting the main  portion  of the dam  begins.    Instead of  taking the run of   the pit and trusting  to the proportions of sand and gravel  being right, provision is made for the  speedy sifting of it so.that the proportions may be obtained   absolutely correct, and in this way they may obtain  the strongest possible quality   of concrete.    It  begins  to look   as if they  will now easily attain   the amount of  progress they were eoimtingon making  before the'period of high water begins.  Total Output of British  Columbia'Mines  For Last year is Close to Thirty  Millions  REDUCING CANADA'S DEBT  Some  Telling Figures Are Presented by  Finance Minister  A DISTASTEFUL'DUTY  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL ENGINEER and BRITISH  COLUMBIA LAND SURVEYOR  Star Building Princeton  WaiterClayton  Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.  .   MONEY TO LOAN  HOW CANADA CAN HELP  Government Guards Oil Against Repetition of Mistake Made with Nickel  PENTICTON,  B.C.  GREAT NORTHERN HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  I  Grand Union J  Hotel |  MEDLEY,  British Columbia |  X  X  I  X  x.  Rates���������$1.50 a Day and Up  First-Class Accommodation.  Bar Stocked with Best Brands  of Liquor and Cigars  I A.  WINKLER,     Proprietor.  When   writing Advertisers    Please  Mention the Gazette.  Ottawa, Jan. 21.���������The new oil regulations which have been prepared by  Hon. Dr. Roche were approved by the  cabinet council yesterday. There are  several clauses of an imperial, nature  looking to the question of ^defence, and  designed to conserve the oil resources  of Canada for the use in time of war  or emergency of the British Admiralty.  One regulation requires that any  company holding a lease under the  regulations shall at all times, remain a  British company, l-egistered in either  Great Britain or Canada, and having  its chief places of business within His  Majesty's dominions.  The chairman of the company and a  majority of the directors shall always  be British subjects, and "the company shall not at any time be or become, directly controlled by foreigners  or a foreign corporation."  This is to enable the ciown to obtain  in time of war a reliable supply of oil  fuel when most needed, and also to  prevent speculators taking advantage  of an emergency to put a prohibitive  price in force.  Another section of the regulations j  gives the crown power to assume control in time of emergency, of any lease  or works, and to operate and maintain  them. The compensation in such a  case is to be fixed by the Exchequer-  Court.  A further proposed clause was to  prohibit all export of oil from Canada  in time of war. However-, the justice  department has ruled that such a  regulation can not be put in force by  order in council, and that a change  will have to be made in the Export  Act by Parliament. This legislation  will probably be passed this session.  "Tlicsc aro slanders: never yet  Was noble man but made ignoble talk.  Ho'makes no friend who never made a foe'  ���������   ..  :. Lancelot and Elaine.  Just as   Joseph   Chamberlain   said  when  compelled to'rise  in the British  House of Commons to defend his reputation  against foul slanders .promulgated  first on   the political hustings  and  in the  press  and later in a more  timid  and modified form in the shape  of   a.   resolution    introduced    in    the  House,   that  "it should notbe necessary for him after liis long service as a  member, of the  House  to have  to assure  his fellow ..members that he was  no thief', in like manner it should not  be   necessary  for the   editor of this  paper at this  time  to have  to assure  the residents of a district in which he  has  lived for over twenty years,   that  he is no scoundrel.     It is in the more  timid form of innuendo that the personal  honor of the editor of the Gazette  was assailed  in last issue ofthe  Princeton  Star   by both   the editor of \  that   paper   and   by  an anonymous  assailant at present working his deviltry around Keremeos.    We have been  advised  to  take no notice of it, arid  while there is   some wisdom in   the  advice we do not think it would be  fair to us to deprive the public of the  opportunity to know the truth in connection  with the McKiimey slur.   No  charges are made,  but hints of dishonesty are thrown  out in the shape  of references to wireless in Hedley and  something else   in   Camp McKirmey  which is not specified, but the implication  is unmistakable  that  the public  are being given to understand that in  some way the workingman was defrauded by tho editor of this paper  The total mineral production of the  province for the calender year 11)13  will be slightly less than $30,000,000 according to estimates prepared in the  last few days by the Department of  Mines at Victoria.  "Tlie value of the mineral products  the last yr-ar will be approximately  $29,550,000 which is nearly .$2,500,000  less than the production for the year  previous" said Fleet Robinson, provincial mineralogist, in a review of the  year's workings of the department.  - "This decrease is due to a shortage  of $1,900,000 in the coal mining industry caused by the labor troubles on  Vancouver Island during the summer,  and a shortage of $056,000 from the  rnetaliferous mines, due to decrease  of some $1,100,000 in copper output  and $25,000 in zinc which are however  partly compensated for by increase in  the output of gold, silver, and lead.  "A portion of the rnetaliferous deficit is due to a fall in the market price  of metals as shown in the following  table of average yearly prices of differ-  eht"~tnetals :  1913���������Silver, 58.81 cents per oz ; lead  4.35 cents per lb; copper 15.25 cents  per- lb; zinc 6.94 cents per lb.  1912���������Silver, 60.83 cents per- oz ; lead  4.47 cents per lb; copper 16.31 cents  per lb ; zinc 6.94 cents per lb.  placer aorJ>  "With regard to placer gold the output this year will be about up to the  average for the past few years amounting to $540,000. From iinforrnation at  present received by the department  there are indications that the" Atlin  district has done somewhat better  than usual during the past season,  while Cariboo, the only other, important placer camp, has fallen somewhat  below its normal output last year.  The 'combined total output will amount  to $6,060,000,  "Silver will show an increase of  nearly $93,000 over last year despite  the drop in market quotations of one  cent ah ounce. The total production  of this metal reaching $1,900,000.  "The production of lead will amount  to approximately$1,850,000an increase  of over $40,000 due to a successful season in the Slocan' country, and the  mining activity of the Consolidated  Mining and Smelting company at  Trail.  "With regard to copper there is  every indication at present that there  will be a decreased production, and as  the price of copper has dropped a little over one cent a pound there will  be a considerable decrease in the total  value. This year's output will amount  to about 7,250,000 a decrease from last  year nearly $1,150,000 and of this deficit the drop in market price is responsible for nearly $450,000.  "The chief producers who are located in the Boundary District, have  about maintained their tonnage of.ore  mined but by the inauguration of improved methods of treatment have been  enabled to treat ores, lower in copper  than formerly. The development now  taking place in Coast copper mines  will guarantee a very material increase  in the production of this metal in the  coming year.  ZINC PKODUCED  "The past year showed an increase  Jn reply to the speeches of opposition members criticising .the. borrowings of tlie present government Finance Minister White after showing  how much Canada's trade had expanded since- the present government took  office, went in detail into a contrast of  the hoi rowings of Finance; Minister  Fielding with , those of his own and  very much to the disadvantage of Mr.  Fielding.    On the debt he said :  "The net debt of Canada on October  11th, 1911, the day when we came into  power, was $321,000,000- The net debt  on December 31st, 3913, was $303,000,-  000 or- $18,000,000 less than when this  government took . oflice. Mr. White  added that at .the'������������������ end of the fiscal  year 1914, tlie net debt would be less  than that of three years ago.  Continuing he said that in addition  to the direct debt added by the Liberals they introduced a system of indirect debt. The Liberals had introduced thy principle of guaranteeing  bonds.' The Canadian Northern Ontario and the Canadian Northern Railway had received guarantees of fifty-  five million dollars and the G. T. P.  guarantees of seventy millions or a  total contingent liability of 125,000,000.  In the session before the Conservatives came into power the Liberal government guaranteed the C.N.R. to the  extent ofj thirty-five million dollars.  He described the financing of the government by which they agreed to implement the G. T. P. in the sale of its  bonds for- any amount which they  brought below par, as grotesque. One  of the first things that he had to do as  Minister of Finance was to pay over  $5,000,000 on accountof this implementing clause for which in return he received absolutely nothing.  To save, this waste and to prevent  the G. T. P. bonds going.on the English market at a sacrifice he had introduced legislation to give the government power to purchase the bonds. In  this way he had repaired the loss sustained by reason of the financial blundering of the old government. During  tlie past year he had invested $22,000,-  000 iii-these bonds. This was where  the .surplus had gone.  COST OF X. T. RAILWAY  When he considered that the N.T.K,  instead of costing sixty million dollars.,  as estimated, had cost over two hundred millions and ���������when he considered  the borrowings of his predecessor he  could not help but think that satan  reproving sin would be consistency itself compared with the honorable  gentleman.  There had been unusual borrowing  this year, the minister added. If there  had been nothing but ordinary expenditure they would have closed with a'  surplus. But at the end of last session a larger programme had been  undertaken. There had been subsidies  to pay, together with half the. loan to  the G.TP., while $22,000,000 of G.T.P. ;  bonds had been bought in. To do all  that, it had been neccessary to do some  borrowing. The total borrowing was  $43,000,000.  PIPE FREEZING IS PREVENTED  The same thing reached our ears here I in tno qiumtity of zinc  produced but  a   few   years   ago   when   the   direct  statement was   made that   the.   men  working on the mining property there  on which the editor had charge as  manager, had been cheated out of  their wages. The editor was manager  for some time of a property in that  camp and as such, paid out for labor  and supplies over $15,000 and there  was not an hour's labor done on the  property by any workingman for  which he did not receive payment in  full, nor' a dollar's worth of supplies  that was not paid for'. When the  property was shut down in the early  spring of 1900 there was less  than half a month's time coming to  the mine crew. Payments up to this  time were all made by cheque on the  Bank of Montreal, Vernon, the funds  being supplied directly to that Bank  by the head office of the company in  Continued on Vago four  since the market price has dropped one  and a third cents a pound, amounting  to about 20 per cent in the price of  the crude metal the value of the  products this year will show a decrease of over $25,000 and will amount  to about $290,000."  SOFT-SOAPING 'EM  The hotels in Hope have adopted the  use of liquid soap. The reason is the  experience of one of the best hotels. A  guest, also a very prominent citizen,  developed the habit of eating while  asleep, and consumed huge quantities  of the solid creamy material. It is  entirely in his interest that the change  to a less appetizing form of cleansing  emollient has been made.  ENCOURAGE   HOME   INDUSTRY  One of the most annoying and troublesome things to be met each winter-  in farm and country life is the question of frozen water pipes, writes a  contributor to the Country Gentleman. This is especially so in districts  where there is no gas lino and where  plumbing is unprotected and open.  Each winter for several years I was  given all kinds of trouble and extra  work in this way as soon as the thermometer reached the freezing point or  lower. After much experimenting I  finally hit upon the easiest; most inexpensive and surest way to keep the  frost off the pipes. I have recomended  it to many persons who have tried it  and found it saves many repair  lulls.  Mel tan equal quantity of petrolatum  ���������vaseline���������and of paraffin wax together and after wiping the pipes perfectly dry apply with an old brush a  thick coat of this mixture while it is  hot. An old lamp or torch will easily  keep in a liquid state.  You will find- that no matter how  cold the weather may get the frost  cannot penetrate this coat of grease.  I have used this on water pipes that  ran along the ground unprotected and  not once during the coldest weather  did they freeze up or give me the  least trouble. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, JAN 29,  1914.  "%W  *���������#������  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  zeiu  Subscriptions in Advance  pu-vciu-...:..... ;....:........ '.saw'  ..���������'..   "   (United .Slatcsl.. ,....:.... --'.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 1- lines to tlio inch.  Land NoUces-Certillc.itcs of improvement. etc.  ������7.00 for (iO-day notices, and S'UlO for 30-day  notices. ' ���������. .     '  Transient Advertisements���������hot excocdiug one  inch, S'.WI for one insertion. 25 cents for  ciich 'siibHC(|iu:nb���������insertion. Over one Midi,  10 cents per line for-llrst insertion and 5  , cents per lino for each subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  ���������Rl.iKi; over 1 inch and up to I inches, bl.00  pci-indi per month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four .inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  A. MEGRAW. Manatcinu Editor.  Full "Moon-.  12  Last quar.  - 1!)  1913  New Moon  ..���������������j  Kirst nuar.  ���������1.  JAN  1914  Sun. mon.Tues. Weci. Tim.' Fri. Sat,  4  ii  is  12  19  2(5  ���������.'ti-  lS'  20  27  :. t  14  21  28  1  .'.'3.  15  9  23  '"30  3  .10.  17  24  31  -!  HOSPITAL BENEFIT BALL  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  As   might lie expected,   the decision  given   by a Judge   in Vancouver some  time   ago that   the   Workman's   Compensation Act would not give compensation to a laborer injured while working on .Sunday,   came in for attack at  the convention of  di.-tiict No. 0 of the  Westein Federation of Miners held .at  "Nelson, last   week.     H  always M'emed  to us a   >traiige decision   and one that  could hardly be. expected to hold water  it' appealed  to a  court of equity,  although it   is quite possible  that it was  war ranted   on the   part of  a Judge of  one. of ���������the lower courts who must give  his decision   wholly   according to the  strict  letter of   the law  as he  finds it  even   if he   knows   that  it  would  not  meet   the.   requirements   of   a   court  where   the   principle  of equity  comes  in.      The'most  natural  conclusion for-  anyone  to  come   to in   the   matter- is  that  if the  man   had no  right  to   lie  working on Sunday,   a greater  wrong  has   been done   l>y the   man   who  employed   him,   in  either  compelling  or  permitting him to be working on Sim-  day.    If legislation is required to overcome   the  decision   or to  make a like  decision impossible it would seem;that  there should be very little difficulty in  obtaining it.  While British Columbians are gratified at the eloquent tribute paid to the  memory  of .Lord Strathcona  by Premier McBride  in moving  a resolution  of   condolence   and    adjourning    the  House   out of  respect to  his memory,  the  Gazette is  pleased to  express admiration   also for   the  part   taken   by  the  socialist leader  of the opposition,  Parker-   Williams, in   seconding.    The  Premier can always bo counted   on to  rise   to the  occasion in   a case  of this  kind   and the  people  of the  province  are, never disappointed in the manner  in  which he  acquits himself;   but the  remarks of  Mr. Williams were also in  particularly  good taste and displayed  an  altogether finer  touch  than  that  gentleman   had led the public to anticipate  from   the   general   rough-and-  tumble  style  of his   oratory.      As   a  socialist   there   were   marry   features  about   the   deceased   statesman   that  could  hardly be said  to square with  generally accepted   socialistic   ideals,  but Mr.   Williams  showed  himself a  big enough man   to see the other side  of the shield and to  treat the duty devolving upon him under British parliamentary  tradition  with  the   dignity  and good  taste that  the occasion demanded.     Tn  this respect   his   sentiments are in marked contradistinction  to those ofthe Manchester Guardian  which  gave voice to the single discordant note. j  Continued from page one  as it relieved the committee of a lot of  hard work and was also a relief to the  women folk. All were pleased with  the repast provided and also with the  service. .  Following are the guests who were  masked all hough it may; be .possible  that some ofthe residents, of the town  who wore present may be missed.  Mrs. McKucheni, Queen of Hearts  Mrs. Rnthcrani. Tea (-in I  Mrs. 'Freeman, Goddess of Liberty  Mrs. Jones, Hedley Gazette  .'���������lidith   Bradshaw,   Queen   of   Dia:  . monds.  Mrs: Forbes, Robin Hood Flour  Miss.L. Bcale, SnIlVagette  Mrs. Hansen, Columbia  Miss. Phoebe. Robertson,, Gypsy  Helen Robertson, Red Cross Nurse  Nora. Lyall, Pirouette  Doris Lyall, Dutch Girl  Airs. McEwen, Klootchnian  . Miss. Rutherford. Miss. Spokane  Ruth Bowei-man. Country Girl  Miss Allen, Britannia  Mrs. Horswill. Dutch Girl  Mrs. J. Smith, Common-  Mrs. Rolls, Dutch Girl  Miss   F.   Messenger,.  Red   Hiding  Hood  Mrs. Simons, Yankee Git 1  Miss E. Clare, Bo Peep  Miss A. Newhouso Carnival  Josephine Fra.kis,   Queen of Glory  Geo.   E. French   and   Mrs. French  Buster Brown and Mary Jane  S. 13.   Hamilton   mid   Mrs. Wirth,  Punch and Judy.  E. XV. Vans, nondescript  F. Bowerman, Hayseed  B. W- Knowles, Dutchman  Swayzie, Chink  R. Claic, Uncle Josh  R. Collin, Cricketer  Leo. Brown, Englishman  Emile Thompson, Cowboy  A. Horswill, Turk  ���������   W. K. Pollock, Jester    *  J. Bromley, Indian  Frank, Dollemore, Clown  Danny Dollemore,-Mephisto  T. Porleoiis, Turkish Soldier  T. Barrett, Turk  Harold Bowerman, Sailor-  Harold Nelson, Naval Cadet  R. Robertson, Clown  Emile Nilson, Mexican  A. Cullington, Sir Walter-Raleigh  Hill'Iniiis, John.Bull  -    Harold Townsend, Clown  Los. Robertson, Old man  Geo. Box-ill, Buffalo Bill .  Jack and W. Corrigan, Hottentots  H. I". Hansen, Uncle Sam  Jack Smith, Suffragette  Jack McDonald. Clown  Roy  Milliard. Tramp  G. McEachern,   Oourtier,Geo  G.   P.   Jones.   Courtier,    Geo,  Ed. Malm, Policeman  Oscar Bergman, Napoleon  Yhelma Jackson, Mexican Soldier-  From'Keremeos  Miss Richter, Spanish Lady  Miss Vader, Red Riding Hood   .  ��������������������������� Miss Annie Innis, Minnehaha  Mrs. Brown, Student  ���������Mrs. Frith, Pink Lady-  Miss Fleming, Nurse  Miss Agnes Fleming, Shepherdess  Miss Alice Fleming, Jap Lady  Miss Ella Tunis, Pocahontas  !       W. M. Frith, Turk  Maurice Daly, Cliiwn  Jack Vader, Clown  R. Hogg, Domino  W. Hope, Banana Belt  Lome Coleman, Mexican  From Princeton  Mrs. Willarson, Nurse  Miss Blake, Red Riding Hood  Mrs.   Huston   and   Mr.   and  Gibson.  The local organisation will also provide an orchard or orchards, where  the instructor may hold the pruning  classes, and a room or hall in which  the lectures may be held,  Besides the actual practice in the  orchard of which the course will consist chiefly, where the pupils will  piune tiees 'under the' supervision of  the instructor, there will.be several  lectures on the following subjects :  The theory of pruning, formation of  fruit biuls, pruning as related to plant  growth, top grafting undesirable varieties, and first aid to injured trees.  The pupils will provide their own  pruning tools. The necessary tools  being, a. pair of pruning shears, a saw,  and a pocket whetstone.. A pruning  pole and a light- ladder may also he  necessary foi-large trees.  The Department expects that tho instructor will be met on his arrival by  some responsible person,'who can provide him with all the necessary information, so as to get the school under  way without loss of time.  Tt baidly seems necessary, to present to you the important advantages  to be. gained from a pruning school.  Pruning is one of tho important operations in the production ofi first-class  fruit, and one on which the orchardist  cannot have too much information.  MINING  NOTES  III  III  Mrs.  PRUNING SCHOOLS  The Department of' Agriculture, in  accordance with its policy of past  years, of providing means whereby  the fi nit growers may receive special  training in the more difficult branches  of their work, has decided to hold  pruning schools at a number of points  during the coming winter. The pruning schools will be conducted along  lines similar to the packing schools.  The Department will provide a competent instructor, and pay his expenses. The local administration of  the pruning schools will be placed in  the hands of a responsible local body,  such has the Farmer's Institute, the  Fruit Grower's Association, or the  Board of Trade, who will be responsible  for the guarantee of a minimum of  eight pupils, but not more than 12,  with the proper qualifications, at a  feeof two dollars each, to take ten lessons of three hours a lesson, the school  extending over five days. Where the  number of pupils in a district justifies,  two pruning schools may be arranged  for in which the minimum guarantee  will 16 pupils, and not over 24.  The price of silver is on the increase  and is near the CO cent mark. Concerning the outlook for silver the house of  Pixley ������.v. Abell of London has the following: "A very important pointto consider in the future of  silver is  the diminution of  actual  supply   which has  been   taking place  within the past six  months.      It  is   reckoned   that about  one third of the. annual  world's  production   of  silver conies  from  Mexico,  but  the  disturbances    there, .have  so  gravely  iutei fered with  the   trade  of  the country aud Lhemeans of cummuii-  ication that for the past half year the  total imports of silver from the North  American continent,  representing the  output of the  United  Slates,   Canada  and Mexico,   have fallen  short of the  lirst six months   by  about $10,000,000  compared with the second half of 1912  it is about $17,000,000, and   there is no  pi (-sent  expectation of  improvement.  The value of the metal, cannot, theie-  fore,'fail to be affected.by the shortage,  and if   the natural   uses  of silver for  coinage and the arts are maintained at  their pi esent level,   it is quite possible  that higher prices may have to be paid  again   before   long.     There  is   still  a  very oversold accountfor January, and  much of the accuiiiniulatioii of the past  will   be   required    to   liquidate   these  sales.    The likelihood of further loans  to China has still to   be reckoned with  and it  is  by   no'means certain  that  more silver will not be required by the  Indian Government to meet the over-  How of rupees which   usually lasts until the end of May."  J. L.   Harper,  a prominent  mining  man of   Republic camp has been looking over  Kruger  Mountain   and   has  bonded   the  Golden Chariot   property  and is negotiating for others.     Extensive development is.to  follow on  approved lines.     The property is in British Columbia  but near   the boundary  line ana the town of Oroville star.ds to  benefit by its development.    Speaking  of it the Oroville Gazette says :    "The  renewal of work on the Golden Chariot  along  the vigorous  lines inaugurated  by Mr. Harper means   much for both  the  mining  interests  of this  locality,  and  for the   town of  Oroville,   so fortunately  situated   in   its   relation   to  Kruger mountain. The benefits will be  felt  immediately   by   giving   employment to a large force of  highly  paid  miners, and by attracting attention to  other    mining    properties    that   are  equally  as  promising as  the Chariot.  But  the greater benefits are  yet   to  conic should  Mr. * Harper succeed  in  making  a profitable mine.     Let there  be one  producer on Kruger Mountain  arid  half a dozen   will speedily follow,  for- the mineral belt on that mountain  is  extensive,   and   there   are   several  claims in an advanced stage of development that have as fair a promise of  making  mines as the Chariot.     Moreover,   success  on   Kruger under   improved  methods of procedure insures  success by the  same means in  other  nearby  mineral zones.    One producer  will be followed  by other producers,  and  there is  no industry  that will so  largely contribute to the rapid building up of a flourishing city as mines  that are paying dividends to the operators and  thus sustaining a large pay  roll.   The lands about Oroville are undoubtedly the stable and never failing  backing  of  the  place,   but for quick  action  in insuring results in the way  of city building an putputting mine of  large capacity is more   potent   than  rich broad acres and a vast number of  them.  78 Years in Business.   Capital and Surplus $7,786,666.  Teach the Children the Value of Money  Tf your eiiiklren learn, while growing, not only how  to spend money wisely, but how, by scu-denitil, to save  .something for the future, you will have started them on  the road to financial success. Open a Savings Account  for each in the Bank of British North America, and encourage them to add to it regularly. . ���������������  Hedley  Branch,        -        -        C. P. palton, Manager  ^���������&-&-&-&-&<&-&&<fr-&-&&-&<$>&<&-<&--&&-&-&--&<S>--*t>-&-&<&<&-&-���������&������������������&*&���������<$>���������&  Wat������ch Our Show Windows  and See t������he Fine Line of  Goods we carry in Stock.  CREELMAN <������h LYALL  FRASER. BLOCK - HEDLEY, B.C.  J  w  ���������m  THE  GREAT JANUARY  EKffiESaSKSESSHHSEEKSBBBMHaBHrEEJSaSSS  tSSES  Special sale of mens' underwear  ������  Stanfield's Unshrinkable Underwear, Red Label; regular $8  value, sale price $2.So  Stanliuld's Unshrinkable Underwear, Blue Label, reg. $8.50  value, sale price $3.00  Stanfield's   Unshrinkable  Un  derwear, Black Label, reg. $1.00  value, sale price ...$3.50  Watson's Fine Light Weight  Wool Underwear, regular price  $1.50, sale price $4 00  Watson's Fine Light Weight  Wool Underwear, regular- price  .$3.00, sale price ..'..'  $2;50  Watson's Fine Light Weight  Wool Underwear, regular price  $2.75, sale price ..'. $2.25  Penman's Fine Light Weight  Wool Underwear, regular price.  $3.50, sale price  .$3.00  Viking Brand Gold Fleece  Paiglish Underwear, regular $7  value, sale price.....'...... .$6.5o  "Viking Brand Gold Fleece  English Combination Underwear  regular price $0.50 for . .$6.00  Men's Working Boots  10 per cent reduction in Mason,  Leckie.s, Napa Tan and Invictus  brands.  Working Gloves at 10% reduction  Men's $25 and $30 Stiits $22.50  At this low price we oifer you  your choice of 2.1 suits of the best  ready for service clothing that  money will buy. All of them  made from imported materials,  in tweeds and dressy worsteds  in the 2Uih Century Brand, and  the sale price is..  . $22,50  Sweaters   and   Sweater Coats  50   odd   Men's   Sweaters   and  Sweater Coats  in all colors, regular price., from  $1.00 to  $3.50,"  your choice for    .... .75c  25Odd boys' and girls'Sweater-  Coats, regular price 75c to $1.50,  your choice for .50c  Men's Heavy Winter Overcoats  We "offer you a 10 per cent reduction onany overcoat we'have  in stock. These overcoats are all  three-quarter length and are all  this year's stock.  Men's Working Rubbers  Arctics  and  Fine Rubbers reduced 10 per cent.  flen's Flannel  Working Shirts  In all  colors and  alLp'rices  10  per cent reduction.  The Sale Is On.     Don't Miss This Opportunity.  These Prices Only Hold Good until January 31st  H. Q. FREEflAN  Gent's Furnisher   =    Hedley, British Columbia  TO ; -    iff  PUBLIC NOTICE  SIGNALS FOR FIRE ALARM  Long Bt,ast of the mill whistle  means "Fire at the Mill' when all  employees of the mill and woiks,  whether on duty or not, are required  to report at once.  Short Blast of whistle means "Fire  in Town."  G. P. JONES,  3-3 General Superintendent  BIG SUPRISE TO  MANY IN HEDLEY  Local people are surprised at the  QUICK results received from simple  buck thorn bark, glycerine, etc., as  mixed in Adler-i-ka, the German appendicitis remedy. F. M. Gillespie,  druggist, states that this remedy an-  tisepticizes the digestive system and  draws off the impurities so thoroughly  that A SINGLE DOSE removes sour  stomach, gas on the stomach and constipation  INSTANTLY.  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE GAZETTE  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  nrsTWCT ok yai.e  'VAKli Notice Mac Evelyn Haynes. ooeupa-  -*- tion married woman, of Fairview, intends to apply for permission to punshase  eighty acres of hind in tlie Siinilkamcon Land  Division as follows:���������  Commencing at tlie south-west corner of Lot  6D8.S thenco west forty chains, thenco north  twenty chains, thence east fortychnins, thonco  south twenty chains to point orcoinincncemont,  containing eighty acres mora or less.  MAE.EVELYN HAYNES  per Vnl..C. Haynes, agent.  November 21st, 1!)1!J. 48-10  -....- ,.������.wn.wiw:7  ���������r.-*.v':-:r"->z:'-r:-- ",-"irr yirvTTrf ���������jfij-  KffiiSl^^  ^^mmmmmm THE HEDLEY GAZETTE JAN 2V1������M.  Town and District.  V  Miss Eva Cainbell is visiting friends  ' in town.  Mrs. Dal ton' left for  Vancouver .on  Wednesday i>f last week   for a visit of  ���������six weeks with Mrs. Godfrey.  Chief constable Simpson of Greenwood who is making'a tourthiough the  ���������disti ict was in Hedley on Friday   last.  Track-laying has begun on the lCet-  ,tle Valley east from Penticton and is  to be continued to Hydraulic Summit.  Conductor Getsoy of the Great  Northern on. the Oroville-Coahnont  run is enjoying a six weeks' holiday in  Texas.  Elmer Code was married at Republic la^t week to Miss Pearl Strong.  'Coile. was formerly assistant electrician in this camp.  The Princeton basketball   team will  "be down   on Friday  night fur  the  return  match   which   will   he played  in  the Star Theatre.  A special general meeting of the B.  ���������C. Portland cement Co.' will be held  in Vancouver on Feb. oth. to put ��������� the  'institution on.its feet.  Lost���������Tn Hedley 'a. gold watch  chain with fob attached and bearing  Crest: each link of chain is stamped "0".  Finder will please leave it at this  office.  T. D. Pickard arrived in town yesterday. ��������� Hi has not been heie since  October 1012 and will spend a few-  days looking 'over his interests in the  camp.  Mrs. George H. Sproule'lcft for' the  coasl on Wednesday last to look after  private interests there. She accompanied Mrs." Da I ton who wpnt ont the  same day.  R. .Wheeler has received a month's  extension a.nd will not be back for a  few weeks yet. His mother'is very ill  and he does not care to leave her at  the present time.  T. R. Willey returned the end ofthe  week where he attended a convention  of No. 0 district of the Western Federation at Nelson as a delegate from  the Hedley union.  J, D. Sword a well-known mining  promoter was drowned off a yacht  near Valdez on the Pacific coast recently. He formerly resided in Rossland and made occasional visits to  Gamp McKinney.  A.masquerade carnival will be held  on the Hedley rink on Monday, February 2nd. Prizes will be given for  the best ladies' and gents' costumes  and best comic costumes; also for hoys'  and girls'costumes. General admission 25 cents.  The rink is in excellent shape at  present, the frosts .of the past week  being taken full advantage of to get  ���������it in shape. Every night it is crowded  with skaters of both sexes and all ages,  shapes and sizes. The hockey team  have also had a number of good practices and the rink season is at present  ?it its height.  ,A. Robertson, manager of the B. C.  Portland Cement Company's plant at  Princeton, was in Vernon on Thursday  of last week, after a trip to Vancouver  to confer with the directors of the  company. New machinery is to be  installed at the Princeton plant, and  the properties will be extensively  opened up.���������Vernon News.  W...A. McLean who has had charge  of the work on the dam was laid up  for a few days with an attack of  grippe. Long hours on an outside job  of that kind in all kinds of weather  which may be expected at this time of  the year i������; trying. He was sufficiently recovered by Monday morning to  be back again on the work.  The annual general meeting of the  Hedley Hospital Society was held on  Tuesday evening and a hoard of directors for the year elected. The only  change in the board was the substitution of C. P. Dalton for H. G. Freeman who was not present at the meeting. Fuller reference with financial  statement will appear next week.  Our thanks are due to Lou Rolls for a  .copy of the Shaughnessy Heights Golf  Club scoie card. He had the privilege  of witnessing the match which was  'played by the two English champions  Vardon and Ray against the two Vancouver professionals. He declared it  greatgolf but it made him long for "an  other round of the good old Hedley  Links."  The first accident at the dam befel  a workman married Waddell who on  Saturday evening had his foot badly  lacerated by coming in contact with  the pump. He had on a new pair of  boots that were slipperry and in working near the pump he slipped under it  and his toes were caught under the  crank shaft. The wound was dressed  by Dr. McEwen and although badly  lacerated the foot may pull through  without amputation.  ' Some are of the opinion that we  were in error last week in stating that  Dick .Tames had.gone to San Francisco  and they express their belief that he  is in the Boundary. It may be so;  all we know about it is'that be supplied  us the information himself a few hours  before train time, and it was reasonable lo conclude that ho ought l.o  know.  The people of Penticton jumped at  conclusions when they inferred that  Mrs. Greenliill and Mrs. Caldwell were  concerned in the infanticide case  near Moosejaw when a Mrs. John.  Caldwell iind a Mrs. Greenman were  sentenced to ten., years each. Mrs.  Honey (formely "Mrs. Marie F. Caldwell) writes to the Penticton Herald  mailing the correction.  Always deal with those who think  enough of your trade to ask for it. and  the surest way lo get the worth of,  your money is tei read carefully the  announcement of those who invite  your -trade in their advertisements.  The day is past when merchants advertise what they are not prepared to  carry out.  There arc some ski experts among  the Miners up at the Nickel Piute, for  we notice by the Rossland Miner that  the carnival committee in that town  are trying to get in communication  with the ski men at Hedley with a  view to having'them go over there to  lake, patt in the carnival.- What is  the matter with the rink committee'  here getting the men to give an exhibition of ski jumping here some time  this winter if deep enough snow can  be secured to make it safe? Most of  the people in Hedley have never savn  ski jumping and it would be an attraction that would be appreciated.  Dr. McEwen, Dominion quarantine  officer, doesn't intend to stand for any  monkeying with vaccination certificates. He has ��������� found - out that certificates . were being furnished in Oroville bearing the name of Dr. Howse  on dates when that gentleman was  known to be in Seattle and"Spokane  and he hs'is given orders to the officers  on the trains to accept no more certificates bearing his name. It was just  such loose fool work as that which  allowed small-pox to get. the start  which it did in Oroville^ and elsewhere  in the same county. Now there is  believed to be a case in Chonaca which  came over from Molson and vigilance  becomes necessary to keep the disease from again spreading to tins-  side of the line.  We have now on hand a large stock of the following $J  finest grades of Jams, Canned Fruits  and yegetables ,  Nelson Brand Jams and Jellies  Nothing Better.   Th i lb. jars and 5 lb. Tins  Delmonte Brand Canned Fruit  Peaches, Pears, Apricots, Raspberries, Strawberries and Cherries are all '  v   delicious and if you have not already used them  you should try some .  Canned Vegetables  The Highest Grades from both Local and Eastern Canneries  Get  The Best at The Same Price You  would Pay for Inferior Grades Elsewhere  METEOROLOGICAL.  . The following are the readings showing, temperature, etc., for the week  ending Jan. 10, 1913:  Jan IS-  '���������������������������������������������-. 32 . 23  19 .. 25        ..''.. 15 .'  20 ���������''���������'.. ���������       22 ������������������..���������'"��������� '     12  21 ������������������ ���������.. 26        .-.- 12  22 .. 20        .. 10  23 .. 20 ''..'���������      4  14           .. 17 .....   -      lfi  Average maximum temperature 23.1-t  Average minimum do        13.14  Mean temperature IS. 14  Rainfall for the week      .00 inches.  Snowfall       "        "       10.0  COKltESl'O.N-nr.VG WEEK-OP LAST YEAH  Highest maximum teinperatnre 25.  Average maximum do 12.S5  Lowest minimum do -19.  Average minimum do -1.57  ^0  50.00 will buy a Choice  iial Building* Lot on  enue  Mean  Jan IS  19  20  21  22  2Z  24  do  AT THE  MILL.  MAXIMUM  3S  36  31  .. 30  36        ..  .. 2(5  5.04  Minimum  24  19  li)  'eLiSS?*/  10  10  ���������> 19  Average maximum tempera tine 31.14  Average minimum do IS.  Mean do 24.85  Rainfall for the week       .00 inches  Snowfall       "       " 3.0  COHHESl'O.S'DI.N'O  WEEK OK LAST VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 25  Average do do 19. 42  Lowest minimum do        -11.  Average do do 3.S5  Mean do        -11.03  Don't Pay Out Good Money for Rent-When You  Can Own a House of Your Own /  E MEDLEY CITY TOWNSITE C@  m  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager  HEDLEY,'B. C  PflLfl6E>  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  lJJ'KDLEY   B. C.  If A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand,   'f Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  Office of Dominion Express Gompanu.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phono II. D. J.   INNIS Proprietor  smwsw^ww^iwwJwswwww*?  PRINCETON ASSESSMENT DISTRICT  Notice is hereby (riven that a Court of Revision and Appeal, under tho "Taxation  Act" and "Public Schools Act," will be held in  tho Court-Iiousc at Princeton, on Friday, tlie  fitli day of February. A. D. 1911, at 11 a. m.  Dated at Princeton tliis 16tli day of January,  A. .D 1913,  3-3 F. TEMPLE CORNWALL,  Judge of tlie Court of Revision and Appeal  The name of Strathcona hids fair to  he perpetuated in the form of another  celebrated case like the Tichborne. A  claimant from Brookline, Mass., claims  relationship as son and a share of the  estate.  E. E. BURR  General   Blacksmith  ������������*v*M?������������e rD*���������s������j^*������ ^���������^���������^������������������^  X x  Plumbing* and Keating', Sheet I  Metal Work Tinsmithing |  x  X  X  K  x  X  x  g  X  $  X  X  X  X  Shop corner Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'Murdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H. DIGNAN  Practical Workmen Proprietors  PRINCETON, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  Haynes St., Hedley.  ^feat',������ft������'*raft'i43������%%fe''������Mfe'*3������fe}t''������a������}i  ADVERTISE  IN   THE   GAZETTE  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  niSTHlCT OP YALE  'PAKE Notice that Alfred Howl  A       view, occupation Rancher, intends to <ap  ily for pcrmis '  [escribed land;  ply for permission to purchase tlie following  desr" -- -' *-- *  Commencing at a post planted at thc southwest corner of C. D. Carr's application to pur-  cliuso tlience north 10 cliains, thenco west 20  chains, thence south 10 cliains, thenco east'20  cliains to pointof commencement containing  SO acres more or less, for pasturage.  Nov. 22nd. 1.913  ALFRED ROWBERRY  por V.-il. C. Haynes, agent,  18-10  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT  DIST1HCT OK VAI.K  T/AKE Notice that Christopher Donoghuo  Our, occupation Rancher intends to apply for permission to pnrclia.se eiglity acres of  uina m thc Similkameen Land Division as  follows:  Commencing at a post planted forty chains  west of thc north west'eornor of Lot (KKs; thence  west forty chains, thence south twonty chains,  thence cost forty_ cliains, tlience nortli twonty  chains to tho point of commencement contain  ing oiglity acres more or loss.  CHRISTOPHER D. CARR  ..     ,. per Val. C. Haynes, agent.  Nov 21st, 1913 18-10 i:  (f  ***W*  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE.   JAN 29. 191-1.  JP'""W""i'l&  KEREMEOS, the Centre of Lower Similkameen���������Famed for Fruit Growing  Towft and Lower, Valley.  All varieties of .hardware . can be  seen at store ofE/.ra Mills.  Lost a small black pig: if found  please mail it at the post office.   ���������  .Chickknh i'QK Salis���������R. I. Reds and  iinri-lalecl roosters. Mrs. Thomson,'  Keremeos.     '  The Women's Institute sewiiigclasses  are going ahead in fine style under the  direction of Madame Groin.'.  Tlie correspondent invites One and  all in the district to subscribe any  items of interest for publication.  Chief of Police, Simpson^ of (.->reen-  .'.wimil, '.went up" the valley Friday the  the.23rd aud returned cm Monday..  G. XV. Loudon of Chopaka came up  on Thursday the -22nd and spent a  couple of days, with his daughter, Mrs.  Ifairy Tweddle...  On Thursday the 22nd Mrs. Rev.  Mi-Kenzio ariived liack to town with  li'er infant daughter from Collingwpod  East, near Vancouver.  Sleighing parties are all the.go the  past few days. This is the first time  , for a number of years that so much  slow has been seen here.   .  The monthly meeting ofthe Keremeos Women's Institute will be held  at KiVudson's Hall on Fedruary Vll\\  at 3 o'clock. Evim-}'lady cordially invited.  Are you a trapper? We have all  kinds of the best spring traps for- sale.  If it is a gun or- cartridges, cooking or  heating stoves, or building '.material  you want we have them at Mill's hard-  iw.-u-e store, v  Don't forget that you can have your  skates sharpened in first class shape at  Madore's.v the "blacksmith." Skat'es !  Skates ! Skates. Get the edge put on  them at the 'blacksmith shop J. P.  M (lore, proprietor.  Ben Nickle and Harry Etches put in  a few days on their pre-emptions on  tin- Ashnola river last week and part  of this. The trail was very heavy going through the snow, they having to  break trail for eighteen miles.  All the Keremeos people who had  the pleasure of attending the masquer  ade hall at Hedley last Friday speak  very highly of the. courteous and kindly way they were received and all  thoroughly enjoyed themselves.  The Modern History Club is the  name given to the new literary organization mentioned in last week's items.  They met at the home of Mrs. D. J.  Innis last Friday and discussed "The  Yellow Peril". This week they will  discuss the Mexican situation.  The first regular meeting of the  Women's Guild of the Presbyterian  church, of Keremeos will be held at  the home of Mrs. J. A. Brown, on Friday, February 5th, at 2.30 p. m. All  ladies of whatever denomination, are  cordially invited to attend.  Chinese old New Years was celebrated in glorious style by the local  Chinamen. Most of the residents as  in previous years, visited them and  were liber-ally supplied with all kinds  of candies and nuts. The Chinks certainly know how to blow themselves.  Okanagan Falls reports nothing exciting this week, they have a little  snow bub not enough J'or sleighing,  but Arnotb and Hine are still in the  ring. Vaseaux Lake reports the same  as the Falls with the exception that a  Chinaman Was seen hitting north on  Monday.  A DISTASTEFUL DUTY  Continued from Pii^e One  Toronto; and when  the wire to shut  down was  received no hint   was given  that the usual remittance of funds to  Vernon had  not been made.    Fortunately there was enough to meet about  half the number of cheques issued for  this part of a month's time,   and there  were some eight or nine of the balance  of them that went short.    Rome three  or four of these had been cashed hy a  store that was unfriendly  to the company and   the result was  that their  cheques went to protest and suit was  immediately issued by   them   in  the  small  debts court and they were paid  by the  manager out of his own  personal funds,  as well as some others  paid from   the same  source   to  men  who  were   urgent and   to   whom   it  would entail hardship  to have to wait  for  payment.     Others  who had been  ���������with   the company for- some time and  had funds laid  by,  acted  nicely and  gave no trouble as did also the store  of W. T. Shalford k Co. and the butcher J. P. Flood. These had to wait  several . mon lbs until the matter was  adjusted through the amalgamation of  the company with another- which assumed the debts. One man, Tom  Henderson, who is well known in iledley, waited several years for his; but  it was partly his own fault as his  .cheque was issued at the same time as  the Others and sent to the man who  was manager of the company with  which the amalgamation was elFccted.  The Henderson cheque was not delivered with the others bucausc his address was unknown to the man who  held it. As for the merits of the Mc-  Kiniiey property, better men than the  editor of the Gazette are on record  concerning it; and the adjoining property on the same vein was sold to a  company on the strength of a sampling of the face of the west drift of the  Minnehaha at the 100 foot level made  by. the Jate E. (Jr. Warren, whose  judgment or integrity were never  called in question. If there is anything dishonorable about this, then  there are plenty of other scoundrels of  a like character through the country  that might also be held up to obloquy,  and they are to be found in Princeton  and Keremeos as well as in Hedley..  That is the. history of the McKinney  affair. How does it compare with the  Golden Zone I-1 And yet the anonymous self constituted champion of the  workingman whose indentity is un-  rnistakeable was twice connected with  fiascoes on the Golden Zone here by  which workingnien were beaten out of  waires they have never- yet received.  He was even known to chuckle over  the fact that some of them who obtained judgment against the Golden  Zone in 1909 were now out oE it. because their judgments had lapsed.  To the part contributed by the editor of the Star we have no reply to  make further than to say that we prefer be.ing the object ������of his attack to  being the writer- of it, and the best  answer to it is our twenty years' residence and record in the district. It is  a matter of satisfaction to the editor  ofthe Gazette that during nine years  close neighborship with the editor of  the Star we have never been tempted  under the greatest provocation to assail his personal character or to retort  in kind when personally maligned by  him. With his views and attitude on  public questions we have at times disagreed and taken him to task, hut his  personal matters and his frailties have  never interested us; they do not interest the public, and we have never-  sought to draw them from their dread  abode. As for his treaty of alliance  offensive and defensive against the Gazette with his anonymous correspondent at Keremeos we have no fault to  find, if it is satisfactory to him. Men  ���������are generally judged by their company  and his attitude in this matter may  square with the preaching and practice of Christian science but the old  fashioned faiths will not countenance  it, and the old faiths are good enough  for us, even if we do leave the expounding of them to the pulpit and to  the religious press.  Before leaving him let us express  our   admiration  of the genius  which  can   mount   above  the  trammels    of  moral ethics that bind down   thc  rest  of us human mortals, but permits him  to   see    nothing,   incongruous about  the blending of vulgar slang-whanging  and  untruthful  maligning    with  the  expounding   of the    holy  scriptures.  As for the  identity  of   the anonymous    correspondent,   that    is   easy.  There  were a dozen   around   Iledley  who spotted it  with the  first produc  tion,  and   further corroborative   evidence was furnished in last week's Star  by both the correspondent himself and  by the Star whose certificate of good  character in the matter of the paid-up  subscription which the Star neglected  to add was likely obtained during the  week  of tlie  recent sitting of county  court at Princeton.     The correspondent tells  us he was  in Camp McKinney.      To   be sure  he  was,  and  had  every opportunity  to know  that  his  insinuation  was false.     If we remember right he had something to do with  the  entering of  the only  suit which  was  entered in   connection   with that  matter,  and  he  knew  also  who supplied  the money  to satisfy  the claim;  but  that didn't prevent him casting a  foul aspersion   which  he knew  to lie  false  to blacken   the character of another.     Why doesn't  he   tell   us  the  reason why he is not to-day following  an    honoiable   profession   instead   of  beating hotel-keepers and others���������a  professional pariah or sort of litigious  pirate without even "letters of mar  que."? Gossip ha* assigned numerous  reasons; why doesn't he tell us the  real- one? , And at the same time he  might explain a certain paragraph  which appeared in the Vernon Ni;ws  some years ago. It was in the proceedings of the Vernon city council  and it had to do with the dispensing  of charity. In that way it became  public property and reference to it  here is therefore quite legitimate.  There are many other interesting particulars in connection with this individual, furnished hy himself for he  was always a very entertaining raconteur, which we are holding in reserve.  He has forced tlie editor to the disagreeable duty of touching on private  affairs to prove falsity of his malicious  insinuations. Let him now do a little  explaining of real things on his own  account.  i  i  ���������  SEASONABLE  Seasonable goods for seasonable weather is  what we always'aim to have for our customers.  Whether it is  in the food  you eat,  the clothes  .. you  wear or the  tools  you  work   with,  come  around and see us and we can help you out.  J. A. BROWN  Notary Public  CONVEYANCING, CUSTOMS BKOKERAGE,  FIRE  INSURANCE  OFFICE  KEREMHOS. B.C.  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N. R. Station  MRS.  A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  H. C. N. ETCHES  is Agent for the Hedley Gazette in  Keremeos and authorized to book  Subscriptions and take orders for  job work and advertising.  POST OFFICE,   KEREMEOS,  B. C.  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  AUTO STAGE SERVICE  >   Tweddle's  cars 'are   conifort-  l        able.   Tweddle's drivers  ������ are experts.  No delays.  .       . No accidents  Autos leave Penticton every morning to connect with trains to Hcdlej',  Princeton," Coalmont. Oroville and  all Boundary points.  Leavo Keremeos for Penticton on  arrival of Great Nortliorn trains  Fare���������single $6.00  RETURN $11.00  Baggage carried. Commercial trunks  arranged for  Brcalc tlio monotony of train and  boat travel and take an auto trip.  Wlicn you arrivo at Penticton or  Keremeos ask for  TWEDDLE'S AUTO STAGE  Curs Call at all Hotels  Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations  piOAL mining rigliU* of tlie Dominion, in  '-' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  tlio Yukon Territory, tlio Nortli-vcst Territories and in a portion of tlie Provinco of Bri-  tish Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of $1 an  acre. Not more tlinn 2.5B0 acres will bo leased  to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be mndobytlie  applicant in person to tho Agent or Sub-Agont  ofthe district in which tho rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurvcycil territory tlie tract  applied for shall be staked out by the applicant  iiiHisclf.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of So whicli will be refunded if the rights  applied for arc nob available, but not otherwise. A royalty sliall be paid on thc merchantable output of the mine at the rate of Ave cents  per ton  The person operating the mino sliall furnish  the Agent with sworn returns accounting for  tlie full quantity of mcrcliantable coal mined  and pay tho royalty thereon. If tlio coal mining rights arc not being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a year.  Tho lease will include tho coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may  bo considered necessary for tbo working of tlio  mine at tlio rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application should bo  mado to tlio Secretary of tlie Department of  the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agont or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.-Unautliorizcd publication of this advertisement will nob bo paid for. i)-6m  WE ANTICIPATE YOUR WANTS  and look ahead. One of the most complete and  best assorted stocks in the Valley to choose  from  FRANK   RICHTER   ESTATE  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  CLOSING    OUT    SALE  As the Keremeos Land Company's Ranch has  been sold, all the Stock and Farm Implements  must be disposed of.     Now is your chance to  secure a Bargain.  HORSES  1 Bay Horse, 9 year old about 1400 lbs; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 10 years old about .1500 lbs; 1 black Mare, 6  year old in foal; 1 Bay Horse, 10 year old; 1 Bay  Mare, 6 year old with 6 month's colt; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 9 old; 1 Mare Colt, 15 months; 1 Horse- colt  16 months; all in first-class shape,  FARM IMPLEMENTS  1 spring-tooth harrow, 1 light draft harrow, 1 circular harrow, 1 diamond drag harrow, 1 gang plow,  with 3-8ii hold boards; 12 inch oak plow, 2 mowing  machines, 1 hay rake, 2 wagons, 1 hay rack, 1 ��������� disc  harrow, 1 post hole digger, 1 blacksmith vice, 1  buggy, 2 sets of work harness, 1 set of single harness, picks, bars, shovels and other articles too numerous to mention.  KEREMEOS LAND COMPANY ������  ������-  ������  45$.  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������''  ������  ������-  ������  ������  ������-  ������  ������  ������  ������  I  YOU WANT THE BEST  IT ALWAYS PAYS BEST  There are Two Kinds of Printing  The one is turned out by the man who believes that  anything goes, hut the other by the one who values  the reputation of his establishment too highly to  allow any work to go out which will not do him  credit.  There is just as good work heing done in country  offices as in the cities, and often as poor work iii the cities  as in the worst country shops  In Prices the country office can do just as well for  you and you save the express. The city printer may get  his stock a trifle cheaper by saving the local freight, but  his rent and other overhead expenses are higher, and in  the end lie is obliged to charge as much or more than the  country printer will charge for tho same class of work.  THE   JOLLY   GAZETTE  is prepared to do any kind of work that may come along.  No order too small and none too large.  J. F.  General Blacksmith  and Woodworker  Horseshoeing a Specialty  All Work Neatly and Promptly  - - - Executed - - -  KEREMEOS,       -      British Columbia  SILKS  Large Assortment of choice Silk Dress  Goods, Silk handkerchiufs etc.  for sale at right prices  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  BOX 111 l'HONK 132  B. A. MOORHOUSE  Assoc. Mem. Can. Soc. O.K.  and U.C.L.S.  Civil Engineer and B. C. Land Surveyor  AUTOMOBILE  PENTICTON,       -      -       -        B. C.

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