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 AND SIMILKA.MEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. III.        No. 3.  HEDtEY, B. C, THURSDAY, JANUARY 31,   1907.  $2.00, in Advance.  CANADIANBANK  OFCOMMERCE  Ptid-up Capital, $10,000,000.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000  HEAD OFFICE,  TORONTO  B. E. WALKER, General Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BANK MONEY ORDERS  I88UED AT THE FOLLOWING BATES:  $5 and under     3 cents  Over $5 and not exceeding $10     6 cents  "    $10       " " $30    10 cents  "   $30 .     " " $50    15 cents  These Orders are Payable at Par at any office in Canada of a Chartered Bank  (Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points in the United States.  NEGOTIABLE AT A FIXED RAT* AT  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE, LONDON, ENG.  The/ form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety  and at small cost. -  AROIISIMETP  L. W. Shatford and Dr. Elliott  S. Rowe Address the  Hedlev Electors.  Shatford Gets Hearty Greeting  Although Smith Curtis Had Due Notice,  He Hiked Off for East End of Riding���������  The Clean, Manly Course Pursued by  Shatford, Favorably Commented on  by Electors on Both Sides���������Low  Personalities of His Opponent  Accentuated Thereby.  Penticton Branch  J. M. Christie, Manager.  WILLIAM E. BURRITT  BAltlUSTEK,  SOLICITOH,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Offices:  411 Seymour St.  VANCOUVER,   B. C.  CHARLES M. SHAW  CiA'it, Engineer,  BACKED  BY GRAND TRUNK  PACIFIC.  Dominion   and  Land Sura-eyor  Provincial  Orders may be left at Gazette office.  HEDLEY,      :      :       :      :       B. G.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  Edw. C. Warren  Electrical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,  B.C.  Estimates Furnished on any Electrical Project FOR POAA'ER OR LlGHT  HORACE F. EVANS  GEOLOGIST  (College of Liberal Arte)  Will report on geologic conditions in the  vicinity ot Xickcl Plate Mine, and Similkameen country generally. : : Dependable  and disinterested reports furnished.  H K D L K V.   B .  C. "  Grand Union  Hotel   HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,   Uenl Kstate.  Mines,  Crown   Grunts   Applied   For  Under  Lund  Act  and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Ijondon & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Rossland Miner..  At the coast it is circumstantially  stated that the Grand Trunk Pacific  Railway Company  is furnishing the  larger portion  of the campaign fund  with which to run the Liberals during  the   present   canvass.      The   Grand  Trunk, it will be remembered, applied  to the McBride government for a large  grant of land, as a part of the coii-  sideration for extending the transcontinental line which it is constructing  across the province to its terminus at  Prince    Rupert.     The    government,,  however, refused to give the railway  company the large slice it wished for  out of the public domain,  declaring  very properly that its policy was to  not in the future alienate the. public  domain; that the land Avas the heritage of the people, and should not be  given  UAvay for the mere asking in  the   future   to   greedy   corporations.  The    government's    stand    on    this  occasion was the proper one and met  with the full approbation of the peo  pie.   It  seems ;i   pity that  previous  governments of the province, did not  have the wisdom to  adopt so beneficent a policy.  The failure of the rich and powerful Grand Trunk Pacific to secure  what it desired in the way of an immense land grant from the McBride  government has not killed its lust for  the land of the people, and it simply  determined on a new method of procuring it. In order to seciu'e what it  desires in the way of a. land grant in  the province it sees that it would be  necessary to have a change of government. The> know how docile and  easily handled Liberal governments  are when it comes to favoring corporations. The flat went forth that the  Liberals should be freely subsidized  during the campaign hi an effort to  overthrow the present government.  It is no wonder, therefore, that it is an  open secret at the coast that the campaign purse of the Liberal party is a  well filled one and that " boodle " will  be freely used to carry on the campaign. It is no wonder that " Billy "  Mc limes, and he is a. high priced man  when used in a'campaign, has been  imported for the occasion. It is no  wonder that the men who are always  in evidence when there is " boodle " in  sight are loudly hurrahing for the  Liberal party.  The .McBride government showed  itself to be the true friend of the people  in its action in regard to the request  of the Grand Trunk Pacific and as  such is worthy of the strong support  of every voter in the province. On  the other hand, if it is true that the  Grand Trunk Pacific has corrupted  the Liberals���������and it will want its  money back a hundred fold in  case of success���������it should not be supported by the suffrage of a single  honest voter The result of the  elections should be a signal A'ictory for  the McBride government.  Although two meetings had < been  held in Hedlev by Smith" Curtis, and  two outside speakers had been present  to assist him, the first meeting in the  interest of Mr. Shatford was held here  on Saturday night last. Mr. Shatford  had driven in about half :m hour before the meeting was called, coming  over from Molson where he had come  out of a sick-bed, and was therefore  not in position to do himself justice;  but nevertheless his hearers are prepared to admit that he gave them one  of the most straight-forward, sensible  speeches that has heen heard in Hedley  during the campaign. There was no  sky-rocketing, hifahitm' tommy-rot or  bombast, but every word had in it the  ring of sincerity, common sense and  a thorough grasp of the situation from  the point of view of a business '.man,,  prepared to look after the business of  his constituents in a business-like way..--'  increasing and more will 1ms available  for roads. He had met in the east end  of the riding evidence that some who  should not hay e done so, had gone over  there and tried to create dissatisfaction on the alleged ground that too  much money had been spent in Hedley. He maintained that he was prepared to defend in any part of the, riding the expenditure here or elsewhere  as Hedley had received/no more nor  no less than what was -justly coming  to her. The school and the hospital  were also referred to, and he said that  nothing in reason that had been asked  of him had he failed to procure for any  portion of his riding. *  The finances   of the   province were  next taken up and the unsound condition of affairs  when the government  assumed control was described  in detail.    The remedy   proposed   for   immediate relief from what was virtually financial -embarrassment.and to rehabilitate the credit of   the province  was to issue bonds at short  terms  at  from 1 to 5%.    Personally he   had   favored offering   the   bonds for   public  subscription, but seeing    that   delay  which  the circumstances, would not  warrant would result, he had concluded that the government's course was  the   correct    one.   The Liberals had  said that the rate was  too high,  but  they didn't point out that   there was  no brokerage nor   that   the   wealthy  province of Ontario Avas paying the  same rate on a similar loan.  The debt  of   the   province is about $10,000,000  and the province had been going behind  at the rate of $750,000 per year.   The  present  government  on   taking   the  reins saw   that  this   must stop.   To  stop these   deficits,   the expenditure  had to be carefully watched and steps  'S:  FOR B. C.  New Outrage Disclosed in Attitude of Ottawa Towards  British Columbia's  Dealings With  G. T. P.  DOMINION OFFICIALS BUSY  Scandalous Attempt of the Ottowa Administration to Further Rob the Province Out of Any Advantage Accruing from Kaien Island Deal���������Want  Province   to  Give Up  Their  Claim in 16,000 Acres More  For   Nothing  taken to increase the revenue.   That  MARK  EM LIKE THIS  And You Will Be Voting for  Your Own Interests.  CURTIS,  Smith Curtis, of Rossland,  Mine Operator.  "  SHATFORD,  Lytton Wilmot Shatford, of Hedley,  Merchant.  ������  WINKLER,  George Edgar Winkler, of Penticton,  Clerk.  Grand  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.   C.  OLIVER & GLADDEN  :o:-  Civil & Mining Engineers  -:o:  MINE������ and  REAL   ESTATE  HEDLEY. B. C.  Liberal Rally  A Public Meeting Avill be held in '  Fra������er's ttall  on       ���������  Friday NiuHt, FeD'y 1st  at 8 o'clock p. m.  MR.  SMITH CURTIS and others  address   the   meeting.  will  Invitation is extended to Mr. Shatford  and Mr. Winkler or their friends,  to speak on  their behalf.  Reseryed Seats for Ladies.  Mr. J. D. Brass occupied the chair,  and invited any friends of Mr. Curtis  to come forward and represent him.  Mr. Burritt read a lengthy letter  from Mr. Macgowan of Vancouver,  appreciative of Mr. Shatford and his  services in behalf of his constituents  and of the province, and he told of  the prevailing feeling on the Coast  that the government would be returned with a greatly increased majority, and pointed out that to be in  line Similkameen ��������� should elect Mr.  Shatford by a handsome majority.  Mr. Shatford followed him, accepting  the   splendid   turnout   of electors as  convincing proof   that   they  were interested in the issues of the day.    He  referred   to   the   recent   illness from  which  he   was   just   recovering   and  asked indulgence.    He had represent-1  ed the constituency during one parlia-1  mentary term and  was there  to give |  an account of his   stewardship, and to  ask for a continuance of the support  of electors."    He  dealt first with the  appropriations to  roads,  trails,   etc.,  and gave* figures  to show  that when  Similkameen received $72,000 during  the past three  years,  it had received  the largest appropriations of any riding  in  the  province, many  of which  had a greater milage of roads to maintain.    He said  that a district such as  ours must have good roads and trails.  The first year the finances of the province forbade anything but repairs to  be undertaken,   with a very few  exceptions.    Next year they were able to  start new work,  and the next year  still more,    some  of which  had   not  been completed, but next   year when  he goes  to   Victoria,   as  he certainly  will go, he expects to obtain sufficient  to complete all  that had been undertaken as well as to begin others that  are badlv needed.  The revenue is iioav  the end had been attained was shown  by the fact that the   first   fiscal year  showed a surplus of $28,000,   the  next  year $2GS,000 and the past year also a  substantial surplus, showing that  the  province had at last a business government.     The   government  knew  that  measures to increase  the  revenue by  the introduction of a new assessment  act would be distrustful to the people,  and it was equally so  to  the government, but it was necessary.    They did  not do things too  hurriedly, but first  appointed a   commission to   go  carefully into the  matter, and  when  the  necessary data was obtained  they did  not hesitate to do their duty.    Under  the new   schedule   the   ai'erage   taxpayer has but a   slight increase,  and  most of the workingmen have a reduction in taxes,   for personal property  under a certain valuation   is   reduced  15%.    The income tax and  wild  lands  tax haA-e each been increased and railways have been increased 5IX)%.  The School Act had at first come in  for much adverse criticism, but as it  had become better understood the objection had died away. The. Act as it  now stands places a small portion of  the burden on the people, the govern-  ment bearing from 75 to 80% of the  cost. In the eastern provinces of New  Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario the  government bear only from 8 to 80%  the people haAre to bear the balance.  Mi'. Shatford dealt at considerable  length Avith the railway question. To  obtain a railway for the Similkameen  was his sole object in consenting to  enter politics, and to that end he had  bent his best energies. He always believed that if the district hoped to get  a railway speedily it Avas to the Great  Northern they must look, and he had  not watched the progress of events  Continued on Page Two.  Our readers have all heard liberals  on the platform and in the press denounce the McBride government for  selling a three-quarter interest in the  Kaien island to the Grand Trunk Pacific, for $10,000 and compelling- them  to do certain things which would  greatly enhance the value of-British  Columbia's one-quarter interest in  said block of 10*000 acres.  What do they think of the conduct  of their friends at Ottawa,  who now  want the government of this province  to let go their reversionary, interest in  16,000 acres of similar Indian  lands,  close by, for the sole use and benefit  of the.   Grand  Trunk Pacific for the  magnificent  sum   of   nothing at all.  Should  the Grand Trunk Pacific get  hold  of   these   Indian    lands   which  Laurier wants us  to give thein;they  . would   have   SO   miles   of coast -line.  They would be able  to start as many  town-sites on the land as they might  want and the go vein men t of this province having no land adjoining could'  derive, no profit or advantage from enhancement of A'alue of said lands, but  on the contrary,  their  holdings   on  Kaien island   would   be   impaired  in  value as the  result of rival townsites  starting up,  and development being  carried on by the G. T. P. which would  certainly direct its energies  to booming   property   of   which   it was sole  owner rather than property  in which  it owned only a three-quarter interest  as in the case of that.on Kaien island,.  Does any one doubt that   Ottawa  made any such proposition to the McBride government ?   If so, here is the  cold-blooded  pioposal contained  in a  minute of council, forwarded to Victoria, from Ottawa,   by the secretary  of state, over the signature of John .1.  McGee, clerk of the privy council:  " It will be in the public interest of  the Dominion as well as of the province that the Grand Trunk Pacific  Railway,Company should be allowed .  to acquire this land for terminal purposes, therefore affording a great  benefit, to the people of the Dominion  and province generally, as well as en- ���������  hancing the value of the lands ad- ���������  jacent thereto and in the vicinity  thereof, and of the remaining portions  of the reserve, comprising- a grant of  about1(5,000 acres, to such .an extent  as to realize a sum equal to or greater  than the present valuation of the reserve as now-situated therefore THE  PROVINCE SHOULD BE WILLING  TO WAIVE ANY INTEREST IT  MAY CLAIM IN THE LAND APPLIED FOR."  Now, when the government of British   Columbia   sold   10,000   acres,    or  rather a  three-quarter interest in 10.-  000 acres of third-class land of- its own  on Kaien island,   to  the Grand Trunk  Pacific for $10,000,  the Toronto Globe,  the bible of   the   liberal   party,   commended it most highly for  looking to  the interest of the  people and  giving  them the advantage instead of allowing all  the  plums  to  fall   to private  speculators.    Is it not now the duty of  the Globe  still   more  to commend the  government for refusing to   agree to  the transfer of these  Indian lands, or  waivure of the rights of the province  to its interest in  lands transferred  for  such purposes as   those  required   bv  the   Grand   Trunk  Pacific?    But  the  Globe has apparently  been called off,  and  instead   of commendation   from  either east or west,   we see the whole  force of the  Ottawa   government and  the G. T. P. hurled at McBride and his  supporters for the B. C. government's  temerity in  daring to stand between  the G. f. P. and its prey.  Scarcely a dominion official in this  riding, whether in the customs, the  telephones, the postal service, or other  line, is to be found that is not as busy  as a bee trying to defeat government  candidates. What is the meaning of  all this ? Have they their orders from  Ottawa to get out and hustle, and if  so, why should we be dictated to from  Ottawa in the management of our  provincial affairs.  Mr. D. McPhail is still confined to  his bed with the attack of la grippe  that took him down some three weeks  ago. The trouble seems to have become lodged in his spine and temporarily is producing paralysis of the  limbs. His brother came down last  week, but has been called back to Otter Flat. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE, ��������� JANUARY 81,    1907.  } good and-..' thei r ^interests :diUy..:.saf(!-  ��������� %k*t%    tit?*W*y  ,*^A%������^.;;;gua.rdedmthelegislature,; But'where  and    ���������������<������������������':  v���������.      fy;     ^capita lis f lightened away, iiilbor snf-  Similkameen Advertiser.     '.       i. ���������*      ,     . . ��������� ,   "  issnwl on ,Tl.i.rH.lnyH. by tlie-H.a.Uiv Gazrttwj &}*���������&**< business next, andsoon every  rin5c-rix������ akw I'viii iPiit������������ CoMCANv.   ,    j par't/of the c'.immunitv iseffectcd.  Subscriptions in Advnnca  l-tr ���������'���������. wir���������  Six Mor.tIi.--i.  .   1.01)  London financial  papers-look', with.  alarm on the possiiii.lity of any.idiauge.  at the present time in the government  ��������� of   British   Columbia.       Could     any  - stronger   evidence   'than   this   bo  ad-  Land NoUces-CeriUlcatesofinn.rpycmenv^ j ,,,���������.,.,, to K|1(m,   t,lec.L()VS "tllf^h.  ,,,|ty   to  n"'u'<!';- ' 'ponder well .before  taking any risk of  Advertising Rates  Measurement, I- lines to the inch.  'S7.tiU.ror <U)-dny notices, usiVI S.'i.flO i'or Hil'-i  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not  exceedinc imc;  inch. Sum for one insertioni   A", cents for j undoing the trood that has been areom-  eticli sMliKecpient insertion.   Over one inch. 1 . -n ������������������'   .  Id cents per line i'or lirst insertion and 5< ,jljs!,(.,i during the linst three years, in  cents per hiu; fin-encli smisccpicnt insertion. , ' ��������� w ' 'V '  Transients iiaynlile in advance, i restoring  confidence   for British  Col-  Cunt rad Advertisements-Cine inch per month. ! . <  :?l.::.): over I inch and up ro I inches. Si.00 : uinliin ill the financial'world.  EDITORIAL, COMMENTS  Hands off British.Columbia!  Tlie solid men  of  the province who  |>c" incli pcrvuontli. To constant advertisers ;  taking InvjTov space than  four inches, on j  ii'ipliciitioii. vales v/ill he-jjjivc'ii of reduced  (vi'lrye:,-, i>;u:'jcl mi air.0 of s,mc:e r.ml length ���������  of Time.                          ��������� '        'j  .Advurrismiients will be ch;uii;cd once-every j  month if ;i.!vcrriscr desires, without any extra {  charge. Iu>v c I unices oflenor tlin n once a month ;  the  price of composition' will he charged at ���������  I'CKulur i-jir.es.                                           '         "  . ���������  CliaiiKCN for contract mlvortisemontfi should j  he in the oiiicc by noon on Tuesday to secure j are most interested   in  seeing British  attention for that week's issue.                             i  . c  A   MEGRAW,.           ���������   .! Columbia-prosperous,- have their eyes  Managingbditor.     j          r..     ...                          ,   '       ,   n _ u                       on   biimlkemecn   and   look'  to.  us to  ! keep demagogues out of 'parliament.  Electors of Similkameen, do not disappoint them, but do your duty by.  leaving Smith Curtis at home.  A ROUSING MEET^NG^  '.V>5JBS������  , ������5oma-ift^a������ran(3twia!n*  ^ff^t,.  Knll Moon  ���������Jiif.iv  Last quar.  7th.  ^ym  mn  JANUARY  Xew Moon  Mtli  First quar.  .    21st  J 007  \ Sun. Mon. Tuss. Wet.!. Thn, Fri. Sat.f  ��������� 1;, fiOn tin tied froin lJjiize One ;   ���������'       ��������� ���������-  ���������very lo'ngm.ntil he, became more fully  convinlced'-'qf this fact. Being finally ;  assured by a'-.Great Northern official I  that they would build at once without  aid,, if no legislation we're'' cVtrried  f-..through togive-'ar'subsidytovany competing line, he saw, li is duty clear to  'do all in.his power to prevent legisht- '  tion of tlie. kind that the Great Nor-  'thern objected to. In' this he found  .���������in able and loyal ally in Mr. .Mae-  go Avan. Tims the session passed.without legislation, and Mr. Farrel, for the  Great Northern,, immediately left Seattle for Spokane, when tlie. contract  for the. portion between Oroville and  the B. 0. boundary was let. Had lie  not taken that course'he believed that  the Great Northern would be 50 years  distant from, Similkameen,'- and any  other road for an-indefinite period.  The, Kaien deal lie considered a-  business deal by the government. So  far as wrong was concerned, the evidence showed that none attached to  the government,-"which was careful to  make B. V. Bod well produce his credentials from the G. T. P. before any  negotiations were entered.- into. The-  relation's of Larsen to the G. T. P. were  shown, and the only ground that the  opposition had'- to work on was'that  others stood to make something, but  this was a feature that the govern-  nieivhad nothing to do. with. If the  G. T. P. sawlittomakeuseof intermediaries that' was their Own affair. For  such procedure there were- notable  precedents. One was where'.the Rothschilds received ������1,000,000 for acting  ���������Smith. Curtis, .would, put timber up   as intermediary   for the British gov-  for the  highest bidder.     That   is tlie ! eruiiient hi  acquiring   the Sue/, canal.  1 British Columlua was never m a  more prosperous condition than today  and it was in  a  great measure due to  <w:  vii'*j ���������,-/.;  ���������n. *Vif!. v������.    ..-*-.    V.ii    ���������''        >������-.-    ��������� JV-...  1  m  I British mmn America  Capital���������$4,866,660. l  iriCAll Ol'KICE IX CANADA.  IV. STJICKM.AX, General Miumffer  Reserve- $2,141,333-  ���������      MO^'TRKA'L : >���������   ..-,-.  .J. .I0LMSLY, Siupt. of nranelies  BANKING BY MAIL���������Aecoiaits of partios (Iivin  '   ^'-  '���������       ���������-        "        1 bcniudcthro  .., ._   . ... Jmo.   'AGoneralJianlvinK _ ..,  -acted.   Urafts itssued,.i)a'yablo(it all points* in Canada and abroad.  sncciul attention. JJcposits can tcmudctliroutrli thcnuiil. and snins added  thereto and������withdrawri,!it an'jt dnic  at a  distance  receive our  ���������h the rujiil. and sums added  AGoneral Jianlvihfj Business Trans-  O ������������������.���������.'.���������   ;- -.-��������� ���������--:''��������� ''.     "    :���������������������������  o     Hedley Branch,     -.:.   L.G. flacHAFF^IE, Acting,Manag-er  chance'which-, lit-  the poor man and the small operator, against the man with the long  purse. If Mr. Curtis had his Way  Hedlev would have had no saw-mill  within reach during the. last five  years.  CAREFUL. FINANCING NEEDED.  Smith Curtis said, at-Keremeos, that  he would have the present stumpage  trebled, making it Sl.oOper M. instead  of 50 cents per.M. The laboring man  who now has to pay over .$20 per M.  for rough lumber to build himself a  shack, will see what Smith Curtis  would do for him : and how do householders in Hedley avIio are paying $7  per cord for wood relish the idea- of  having that increased as the result of  Smith Curtis' addle-pated meddling  with the present stumpage which is  sufficiently burdensome as it is.  ..'If there is one  thing more than another that British Columbia  stands in  need of, it is   the   ca.ret'ul_ha.ndling.of  our finances, and  if there  is anyone  thing more than another to be. avoided  today, it is the danger of a-recurrence  of the  turmoil  and  uncertainty  that  characterized   the years   when Smith  Curtis  was a. member  of the .British  Columbia legislature.  Capital above all things is required  for the development of our resources  and capital re-assured by  the  careful  and wise handling of our affairs by the  present administration  for  the   past  three years has been coming our way.  But capital is like the  frightened bird  on the wing ; fire one shot- at it and it  is off in a   moment.    Neither   is it always necessary that the shot be fired,  to do the injury,   for  if the bird notes  the presence of a suspicious character  in   the   vicinity   it immediately flies  away.  Now.   what  is the. lesson   that the |  years of turmoil followed by business  stagnation should teach us in British  Columbia? It is that, none Avho were  then playing the role of capitalistic bogeys, should be again allowed in the legislature, and if any  present themselves now, for election  it is not only the electors of the constituencies in which they do come forward, but those of the whole province  which should use every legitimate effort to prevent them from getting into the house.  Take Smith Curtis' address to the  electors and read it clause by clause  with all its fads and crotchets and  your mental eye will see in it "writ  large" the word demagogue. Avenues  for lavish expenditures are pointed  outin it to be sure, even to the establishment of mining schools for Mr.  Curtis' white shirted pets, while the  finances of the province Avill scarcely  bear to allow the prospector' pay for  chopping out their trails, in it from  end to end there is nothing to indicate  that the man has the faintest conception of tin; present requirements of  the province in the matter of handling  its finances.     But worse than   this, he  is the bo.'j'ey man.    His very  iii'i'sence : , , ,.  ., ,  ��������� -    ' j scorned to use any   of:   it. even   under  in the House would be an omen of dis- j lh(V provocation K'jV(,n  hy   Curtis   who  At the big Liberal rally that didn't  rally, Duncan Ross said that it was  impossible that any order-in-cooncil  could have, been passed in Victoria, on  the 26th of March, 1903. before he  (Duncan Ross) had time to do things at  Ottawa in 1901. Smith Cnrtis chirped  in and said "utterly impossible. I  was in the House in March, 1003, and  I know there was no such order-in-  council for I made it a point to watch  closely all orders-in-council and there  was no such order-in-council passed, so  it is utterly impossible." Ennnerson  Woodward would feign have added a  spoke to the impossibility but was  forthwith extinguished." Now they  find out that it Avas gospel truth that  the editor of the Gazette had told  them, that W. C. Wells, Liberal, Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works  had the aforesaid order-in-council  passed on the date specified, March  20th, 1003, when McBride was leader  of the Opposition and Shatford had  not  yet   any  thought of  going into  politics.   ^   The common verdict after Saturday  night's meeting was that Shatford can  talk more business and common sense  the present administration. As for  himself, allhe asked was for the electors to decide whether he had or had  not carried out his pledges. All his  interests were in the district, and  would remain here, and this was ample reason avIiv he would always do I j  his best for the district.  ���������Dr. Rowe followed  and   began   his"  address by saying  that  the. orthodox;  Avay of conducting a campaign ��������� was to-  state  that   because   a   certain   party  would do certain things, and the candidate would support that party, then  the. electors should vote for the candidate.    While that might well be done  in this   case,   yet   as supporting Mr.  Shatford  he could  reverse   the order  and   tell   them    that    as   Mr.   Shat-]  ford   had done   and would do certain  things they should elect Mr. Shatford  no  matter what government was in  power.    He then gave  in a few terse  para-graphs an eloquent testimonial to  the high esteem in which Mr. Shatford  was held at Victoria,   by the  government,   the. opposition,   the   press and  the  people,    lie knows  the   needs of  the district and lie is not backward in  asking for what he   believes  the   dis  trict should have.    What the speaker  could not understand   is  how any one'  in   Similkameen  could   entertain  the  idea, of supporting Smith Curtis.    "If  ATou have any  trouble  in   your household   or   any   business'   to    arrange,  wouldn't you  send  one of   the household to go and attend to it, and if you  have  nobody  that  has  wit   enough;  then   for   goodness   sake  go out and  borrow someone".  The election of Mr.  Shatford is due to  him and  is due to  yourselves.    There are also  other reasons���������deep   reasons of state, for supporting the McBride government, and.  they are found in the financial condition of the province and the evidence  on all sides that the rights  of the pro-  A'ince are being menaced  by the Dom- j  inion.   ' When  the McBride   government took office  there were   not so  many patriots like  Mr.  Curtis, Judge  Henderson,  et al,   eager to immolate  themselves.   They didn't like the look  of things then.   There was small picking  in  sight;   nothing   for the  boy.  Governments heretofore had   settled  the debts of the province like Micaw-  ber, by giving another note.    A vivid  word picture of the financial  position  of the province was given to show the  effect within  and  without.   The government took another plan and had to  do nasty things.    Was  there   ever an  assessment  act   that   wasn't   nastv?  First they were blamed for being unfriendly to  railways   and next they  Avere accused  of being   owned hy the  railways.    These contrary reasons for  doing   the   same    thing    Avere    note  worthy.  The federal onslaught was next vigorously slated, and the motive for Mc-  Innes quitting $12,000 a year in. the  Yukon and Judge Henderson leaving  the bench examined.  An   important issue  in the  contest  Keremeos New Townsite  Now On the Market. ======  L  The V. V. & E. Railway Station Avill be 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.    Noav 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  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE ������. REITH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  1  in    ten   minutes   than   Smith   Curtis ' was the effect which a change of gov-  would in   half a  day.    Another  fea  ture of his speech that was subject for  general comment was that no unkind  or ungenerous remark about or illusion to his opponent Avas heard from  beginning to end of his speech. Smith  Curtis, on the . other hand, utterly  killed himself in Hedley and elsewhere  when he indulged in the low personalities so characteristic of him. by  even ghoulisldy dragging the sick-bed  of his opponent's father into the. discussion. Shatford on the other band  has a whole sheaf of matter sontliim  voluntarily from various quarters  where Curtis is better known,   but  he  aster, and no one would sulfer worse  than the labor people for whose votes  he is making so strong a   bid.    At no  went nosing after disgruntled and discharged officials to get material to use  against Shatford, and according to his  own admission has been nosing into  time in this province has labor fared official records to find out SIla'tfowl's  so Ave 11 as during the past three years assessment, and how much faxes he'  Avhen   Avork   Avas   plenty   and  Avnges   Avas paying.  eminent Avould produce. The piw-  ince had some six premiers in six  years ; it Avas being classed'with some  of the Souih American republics ; iu-  vestors considered the people too  fickle-minded to risk their money  among them. Noav, however, three  years quiescence had begun to look as  if Ave were at last acquiring habits of  stability, and to have a change made  at the present time Avould uudo the  good Avork Avhich had helped to restore confidence. The financial News  of London, hadA'oiced this sentiment.  A prominent representative of capital  had told him, coming up on the train,  that his principals had $5,000,000 invested in the province and were contemplating further exjiansion, but had  decided to await the result of the electors before proceeding further.  The Kaien Island deal was gone into  exhaustively and especially the feature of it relating to this latest outrage hy which the federal goAvrmnont  were trying to deprive the province of  its rights in the Motlakatln reserve.  The G. T. V. was Laurier's own creation, but it would yet surprise him  Avith the number of its claws and  the size and poAver of its digestive ap,  paratus. If the federal government  wishes to still further feed its pet,  let  K  at  at  at  %  at  at  at  at  H  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  *t?  at  Venison on Potlatch  May be all right for a  change,  but look  out for our  HOLIDAY MEAT SUPPLY  Prime Beef, Pork, Mutton and Veal kept in stock.  Oysters, Fish and Poultry.  SEE OUR  XMAS DISPLAY  I  i  s  %  tf  tf  tf  tf  it do so at its own expense, and not  ask British Columbia to potlatch.  When a federal government dares to  tell a provincial government Avhat it  should do with its own property,  things are coming to a strange pass.  AVith   a     forceful   presentment  of  the Government's position on  "better  terms,"  the speaker dossed   an   able, j  eloquentand entertaining address.  If vou are Constinatod, dull or bilious, or have a sallow lifeless complexion, try Lax-ets just once to see what  thev Avill do for yon. Lax-ets are little toothsome'  candy   tablets���������nice   to  '~f  No griping, no  W. E. Burritt, of Vancouver, came  in on Saturday last, and is shaking  hands Avith old friends. He Avili poll  a good Shatford vote before returning  to the terminal city.  eat, nice in effect,  pain. Just a gentle laxative effect  that is pleasingly desirable. Handy  i'.ov the vest pocket or purse, Lax-ets  meet every desire. Lax-ets come to  you in beautiful lithographed metal  boxes at 5 cents and 25 cents.  Sold hy JOHN LOVE, Hedley. .THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE, . JANUARY 31,.   1907,.  #    3  "-f  *  ^  I  REVELY'S  STABLfe  ^'Headquarters for all Stage Lines j.  '���������?..' Express Office in Connection  Your.wants for Livery or Team  "r '  Work will be attended to  :by: calling-Plion'c 12..  W.   F.  REVELY,   Proprietor  Town and District.  tagrippe is responsible for sundry  indispositions dining the past ioit-  night, and the consumption of quinine  and hot scotch has increased in consequence.   ,   .,     .' ' '">      .,  Mr. Shatford Avas going through to  Fairview yesterday .to attend tlie funeral   of, the   late   C.  A.  R. Lambly,  DEATH OF A TRUSTED SERVANT  Mr. Cf A. R) Lambly,  S,   M., -pied At?]  His Home'in Fairview, on 29th, msb    '  It is impossible . tft ex|jiess the Jeel-  ing  of shock   that'.was produced on  Tuesday  morning,  -when-  the'" news  came   over   the   phone  that C A. It. ,  Lambly, S. M., arid government agent j  ���������^������������������������������������������������������-^<5~<*'^:i������������-e-^o>^������t>^  if  Big Reductions  In all feds of  at Fairview, had died from the attack]  whose remains %e're"being taken .^v I of pneumoniamentiouediu.last week's j.  ASSAYERS  METALLURGISTS and  niNING  ENGINEERS  MINES A.vo MILLS EXAMINED  SAMPLED axd REPOKT1CD ON.  Samples   by mail receive prompt  attention. Correspondence solicited.  PRINCETON  and   ROSSLAND  II. H. Claudet, Assoc. Inst. M.M.,  Member Am. Inst. M.E.. Rossland.  L. C.'AVvnne, Assoc. Inst. M. M.,      ������  Late Assaycr Lelloi.      Piunckton.       s  The  Hedley  Gazette   and   Mining  World'one vear for three dollars.  Vernonfor. interuient.  ������������������Mr. Henry Bahrs,- of Loomis avIio  Avas here some three ,. months ago in  connection with the Oregon, arrived  in town on Tuesday, and it is expected  that things Avill be moving around the  Oregon shortly.  Rev.' D. .1. Macdonald, B. A., from  Alberta, formerly of Point Prim,  P.E.I., arrived in town on .Tuesday  night, and Avill hold services in'the  Methodist church on Sunday CA-enihg  at 7:30 p. in.  The 0. P. B. have not yet managed  to get their steamer on Okanagan  lake further down' than Snnmicrland.  The Aveather has been mild enough  now for almost two Aveeks to Avarrant  the expectation of the public for a  breaking up of the ice hlockade.  The death of Mr. Lambly is a severe  shock to Mr. Shatford. They had been  close friends for many years, and the  turmoil of the election is all the more  distasteful to one. of his sympathetic  nature. It becomes all the more necessary for his friends to leave nothing  undone to secure his return, and thus  rclie\'e him as much as possible from  the duties of the cauva'ss for the remaining brief spell before polling-day.  &  ������  $  ���������"���������  @  @  &  ������  ������  ������  @  @  @  ������  ���������  ������  @  &  @  $  $  $  ������  ������  ���������  ���������  ������  m  4ft  s&@������s*s  Gazette,    Death ended his sufferings  at 9 o'clock oil Tuesday  morning.    To  the old-timers of the. district,   in particular,  the event appeals most,  for  since ..the'middle eighties he has filled  so large a part in the official life- of the  district.    As the single   custodian, for  many years, of the'records of the district,  and entrusted  with  the maintenance of  the peace as  well  as  the.  transaction of public business,   he Avas  brought in   contact Avith all,  holding  the scales of justice Avith an even harjd.  He was stationed at McKinney in the  early days following  the discovery of  the camp, being' moved from there to  Osoyoos after the closing doAvn of the  old Eureka.    From Osoyoos, for about  10   years more   ho   administered  the  .government   business  of the  district  until moved to Fairview, in 1890.    His  official Avork was "methodical   and correct and not an act of malfeasence or  Avrong mars any page of a long unsullied official career in the service of his  province.    The short   time    elapsing  and the difficulty of communication  prevents the. Gazette from giving more  extended reference.     The  editor extends to  the  bereaved friends heartfelt   sympathy,   arid   in   doing so expresses the sense of personal loss which  he in common with others   feel in the  sad event.  GQE!HS!Z5EaM5&  EBEsm&jms&msmz&nsxvszm'  \^E ha  ave decided to clear out all  winter footwear at greatly-  reduced prices right now. before the  ��������� winter is half OA'cr, and done Avant a  single pair left Avhen we take stock  next month. We still have' a full  range of sizes in nearly all linos, but  some styles Avill soon be cleared so if  you will require a pair before the.  cold weather is over come and secure  :    :    :    :       them at once.        :    :    :    :  Laced Lumbermen's  2-Buckle Lumber men's   :  I-Buckle Lumbermen's   :  Men's Manitobas, 3-buckle  Women's Empress, 2-buckle  Reg. Price  Sale Price  $3.75  $3.00  $3.00  $2.25  $2.00  $1.50.  $3.50  $2.75  $2.25  .$1.75  Just a Few Days More  of tlie Great  The Great Discount Sale is clraAving to a close. Many of  the lines marked doAvn have been completely sold out,  but Ave still have some extraordinary bargains to offer in  Men's Suits, Overcoats, Cardigan Jackets, etc. We do  not Avant to carry over till next season these heavy  goods,   so t will   let  them   go   now   at   a  big sacrifice.  Do Not let tills ODDonunliu Pass S  Overcoats  $28.00 Overcoats for ...$16,00  $25.00       " "   ...$15.00  $10.00     " "   ...$11.00  $15.00       " "   .    $ 9.00  $14,00       " '������   ...$8.50  $11.00       " "   ...$ 7.00  Cardloan Jackets  Reg. $3.00 noAV $2.25  Reg. $2.00 now $1.50  Silk Neckties  Reg. 75c..  Reg. 50c..  Reg. 35c..  .iioav 50  .noAv 35  .iioav 25  Men's Suits    I  In fancy Avorsteds, Scotch  tweeds, blue and hlack serges,  and Cheviots.  $28, $25 and $24 Suits  for  $18.00  $22.00 Suits for $16.00  $20.00     "     "   $15.00  $18.00     "      "  .....  ...$12.00  $16.00     "      "  ....'....$11.00  $14.00     "      "    $ 9.00  $10.00 and $11.00 Suits  for $ 7.00  Underwear  Regular $1.50 Suit for . .$1.00  m  #  ������  3  stuns  W. G. ������fc R. hard bosom shirts  Avith fancy patterns.  Reg. $2 noAv$1.50  Reg. 1.75 iioav 1.25  Reg. 1.50 iioav 1.00  Fancy. all-Avool, flannel shirts  Reg. $2.75 now $2.25  Reg.    2.50 now   2.00  Reg.    1.75 now   1.25  Lined Gloves  Reg. 1.75 and 1.50.. noAAr $1.25  Weavy Reefers and  Mackinaw Goats  (Carss Brand)  Regular $0.00, for $-1.50  Also a substantial reduction  in all other lines of Men's  and Boys' Furnishings.  fa  m  9  a  a  s  s  e  @  *  Laudatory reports of all meetings at  Avhich Mr. Curtis is present appear in  all the Grit dailies. They are as.ribed  to Mr. Curtis himself and certainly  bear the hall mark. Modest, modest,  disingenuous Mr. Curtis. ��������� But Iioav  Avill they look after February 2nd?  The ConservatiA'e meeting in Princeton Monday "night, addressed by 'Mr.  Shatford and Dr. Roavb Avas the largest and most enthusiastic ever- held  in the town., AdA-ices from friends in  Princeton tell of the delight of Shat-  ford's supporters at the soundness of  his A'iews, and the manly stand taken.  Dr. RoAve was a treat, combining instruction Avith entertainment. His  ne.AA' name for the Star is pronounced  particularly apt.  At Penticton, Smith Curtis engaged  in further personalities against L. W.  Shatford, telling the audience tliat he  was the sole owner of Shatford's Limited ; what goods he had sold ; what  his assessment Avas, but carefully refraining from naming the sum he av.-is  paying in taxes. W. T. Shatford Avas  present and took him in hand for a  Avhile. When W. T. got through Avith  him, Curtis' reputation for veracity  looked like thirty cents.  SHATFORDS LIMITED  Stores- at PAIR VIEW and HEDLEY  ���������������������������<  LIVERY, FEED 0 SALE STABLES  Fairview and Penticton  Proprietors-  ���������ALSO���������  FAIRVIEW    AND  STAGE   LINE.  PENTICTON  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  METEOROLOGICAL.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  Men's  Furnishings  Boots  and  Shoes  ������  m  m  m  ������  m  m  m  The folloAving are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the Aveek  ending Jan. 26th :  at the mine.  Maximum Minimum  Jan 20           ..         32 18  21 .. 3-t       .. 30  22 .. 44       .. 29  23 .. 42       .. 20  24 .. 37       .. -4  25 ���������    .. 40        .. 3  26 .. 20 2  Average maximum temperature 35.85  Average minimum do 14.S5  Mean temperature 25.75  SnoAvfall for the Aveek  3   inches  CORRESPONDING AVEEK OP LAST A'EAK  Highest maximum temperature 41  Average maximum do 35.42  Lowest minimum do 7  Average, minimum do 23.S5  Mean do 29.63  do  AT. THE MILL.  Maximum  24  35  3S  40  25  25  15  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  *     *     #     *      ������  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied Avith the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  NOTICE.  Minimum  10  22  24  0  -2  -1  11  Jan 20  21  22  23  ���������2-1  ���������2o .  20  Average maximum temperature 2S.S5  Average minimum do 10.  Mean do 19.42  SnoAvfall for the. week   .0.1   inches  COHKESI'ONl'UNO AVEEK OV LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 40  Average do do 38.71  LoAVest minimum    ��������� do 11  Average do do 24.85  Mean do 31.78  Certificate of Improvements.  GREENAVOOI). PINXACLK. SAVKDKX. Un-  10N .TACK. CABIN NO. ��������� 3 FRACTIONAL, COLUMBIA FRACTIONAL  and VALENTINE mineral claims, situated in tlie Osoyoos minitis division ot  A'ale District. Where located: Camp  Hedley.  nr-UCTC NOTICE that I. Fred M. Gillespie,  ���������*��������� acting as agent for Dunoan Woods, free  miner's certificate) No. B70279. intend sixty  days from tlie date hereof, to apply to the mining recorder for certificates nt improvement  for the purpose o������ obtaining ciOAvn grants of  tho above claims.  AND FURTIIElt take notice that action,  under section 37, must lie commenced before the  issuance of such Certiiicato of  .Improvement*!.  Dated this 27th day of Doeember. A. 1). 100(5  50-9 FRED M GILLESPIE,  FRESH   MILK  FOR SALE.  Apply to MRS.  A. WINKLER,  Next Door to Grand. Union Hotel.  If  i  I  5������  at  $  at  at  at  at  at  at  as  at  $  s  9  ���������-/.���������>.   .',U>.v-'S.Ui<--<  !fY%'--'~ite$*  Kjif ��������� ;ffls-l',.'; PS        ���������'������������������.   ���������  1  st  st  i  i  *  tf  i  i  i  !^^J*^swa^;  Great Northern  Hotel  A iioav house containing more lied  room acconunodation than any  other hotel in toAvn. Table ami  bar  first - class.    Rates  moderate.  PETERSON UROS & LIND,  Proprietors.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS IIERKinrGI\rEN that liO days  after date! intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Jjauds and Works for permission to purnliasi! one liundrcd and sixty acres  of third class land situated on tho mountain  about ton miles east of Okanogan Falls. The  said land is to include and surround a lake  known as J ,an;r Lake, at the head of one of the  tributaries of McLean Creek, in the Siniilkameen District. ��������� TIi'i hind is rcciuircd for a reservoir site, and is to bo forty chains square,  commencing- at a post near the proposed dam  site, .JAMES LANG,  per Ricliard I'arkinsou, Agt.  Dated at Fairview, this 23rd day of .January,  1907. THE HBDLKY GAZETTE, JANUARY  31. 1007.  FACTS FOR ELECTORS.  (1) WHO BROUGHT THE  RAIL-  WAV?  Duncan Ross said   he-did, by   secur-  i   ing legislation at Ottawa that restored  expropriation rights  for  the   V. V. &  E. that iiad expired.    He said  further  that without that legislation  it would  not be built and  that  "Shatford had  no more to do with it than an F'skimo  at the north pole had   to do   with yellow   fever."     Smith   Curtis  said, in  Hedley, that "the.'railway would have  been in the same position  if Shatford  had  never   existed."    But  neither of  these men spoke the truth.    The prime  cause in bringing the railway was not  legislation but the absence, of legislation.    The legislation that we all have  reason   to  believe  that  was   contemplated, was to give the C. P. R. a subsidy to build from Spences'   Bridge to  Midway.    That the opposition led by  J. A. Macdouald favored  that course  is fully'1 proven  by the  many  resolutions  Avhich  he introduced,   blaming  the government for not doing so.   Mr.  Shatford   was   assured   by   J. J. Hill  through hisre'presentati\'e,   .1. D. Farad, that if the C.   P. R.   were given a  bonus   he   (Hill) wouldn't   think    of  building,   and   if  no   legislation  was  passed .'they would   build at once.    To  Shatford belongs  the  main credit for  preventing    any     legislation     being  passed, and to show that  Farrel   kept  his word, as soon  aw the session   was  over in  April,   1005,   Farrel   Avont  to  Spokane and LET THE  FIRST CONTRACT WHICH WAS  FROM OROVILLE TO THE B. C  BOUNDARY,  and this .was. months  before any  bill  was  introduced  at OttaAva.      Actual  grading began on thi.s section  in May  1005, also months before any  bill was  introduced at Ottawa.    Here is a letter  Avhich  looks as   if Mr.   Shatford had  something " more   to do with it than  an Eskimo at the. north pole has to do  with yellow  fever," ergo our Duncan  is a falsifier:  Seattle, April 12th. 1005.  L. W. Shatford, M. P, P.  Victoria, B, C. ���������  My Dear Sir:���������In view of the activity and earnestness displayed bv you  during the recent session of the British Columbia'legislature, in the further  ance of the interests of this company,  and securing transportation facilities  for the people of your district, I beg  to express to you our grateful appreciation of your services, and I have no  doubt that the people represented by  you will thoroughly understand and  appreciate your efforts in their behalf.  It gives nil! great pleasure to state  that it now seems that your Avork is  soon to be reAvarded, and that this  company Avill speedily giATe your district the transportation it so urgently  needs and desires.  Yours very truly,  J. D. Farrel.  Also when Duncan Ross was trapped In- the Gazette into taking the position "no Ottawa legislation, no railway," be had forgot that he had wired  and written the editor weeks before  the bill passed at  Ottawa  that Hill  PROPERTY  Is  A  Good,  Safe   Investment  And  Will  Make  Hedley  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the famous " Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects., It is the mining and business  centre of the  Similkameen  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 money invested at the present time.  ...PRICE OF LOTS;..  \������  Scott Ave. (main st.) ...  $400 to $600  ��������� ���������������������������������������������  Other Streets..  .  .. $200 to $400.  .... I tHv-t*l*5������������..  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who Invest Now  Purchase a few Lots before the Railway Comes^===  For F'ull Particulars, Maps Etc.,  APPLY   TO ���������  The Hedley City Townsite Go'y, Ltd.  -������������������:    -        HEDLEY, B.C.  W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and flanager,  had agreed "to build as far as Princeton Avhether legislation was passed or  not." Ergo our Duncan is out of his  own mouth proven to be a bit of a falsifier. So now who brought the railway?  (2) WHAT ABOUT APPROPRIATIONS?  Mr. Shatford showed by actual figures thai during tlie last three yea is  Similkameen riding received $72,000,  AvhicliAvas more than that reciuVed  during the same period by any other  riding in the province, many of Avhich  had greater  of loads to main  tain. He did not claim this to make it  appear that he had been able, to get  for the Similkameen more, than^its  share, but on the contrary, that the  needs of the district demanded even  more.  (3) WHO MENTIONED .SMELTER  FLAT ?  Duncan Ross came all the way from  Ottawa   to spring a  bomb  in Hedley,  that Shatford and  the  McBride gov-j  eminent   had committed   a   \MJe  sin I  against Hedley,   in   connection   with!  smelter flat.    Smith Curtis Avas so well j  satisfied that Duncan's smelter bomb j  was to be his ace of trumps  that he j  put it on the posters on Jan. I2th 1007. !  This is not  the first time that Duncan  Ross came to   Hedley   to   make'an announcement  concerning smelter flat.  He came m the summer of 1004, to tell  the people of  Hedley,   that he   had at  last    obtained   the 'flat   for   M.     K.  Rodgers ;   that a smelter was to go uj)  forthwith; all of which at   that time  really   meant   that    he  had  induced  some  of his own   political   friends  to  drop their prey,   and  allow things to  goon as the people  of Hedley wanted  them to go on, and for  this they were  to vote for Duncan   Ross.    But where  does the provincial government come  in?    It  is   this   way:    In March   1003  the provincial  government,   were advised that the Indian department had  withdrawn  the  claim  of   trusteeship  so far as   this   piece   of land av.-is concerned and    W.   C. Wells,   (Liberal)  Chief   Commissioner   of   Lands    and  Works, had an order-in-council passed  on   March  20th,  1803. to transfer   194  acres of land to M. K. Rodgers.    After  the passing of this order, the issuance  of the croAvn grant Avas a. mere matter  of routine anil would have been carried  out then and there  had not   Duncan's  friends  been out for  the loot.    Thi.s,  hoAvever. delayed   matters  until Duncan's  friends jarred  loose  and   when  afterwards,   the crown  grant AVas issued   it  was  in accordance   with   the  order-in-council.  of March 20th, 1903,  and Avas   for   104   acres *and to M. K.  Bodgers.    Do our readers   want  evidence ?    Here it is :  Victoria, B. 0, July 3rd, 1905.  Sir:���������Replying to your letter of the  30th ult. 1 beg to inform you that a  crown grant covering Lot 2900, Group  I, Osyoos division of Yale district,  comprising 191 acres,  situated on the  Similkameen river, east of and adjacent to Twenty-Mile creek, AAras  granted to M. K. Rodgers under authority of an order-in-council approA-ed  by His Honour the Lieut. Governor on  the. 26th day of March, 1903.  This land Avas a portion of the Chu-  chu-way-ha. Indian Reserve, which  portion was surrendered to the Province by the Dominion GoA-ernmentin  consequence of Mr, Rodgers giving in  exchange therefor 300 acres of land  known as lot 2899.  I have the honor to be, Sir,  Your obediant servant,  (signed) W. S. Gore.  Deputy Commissioner of L. & W.  Jas. L. Grant, Esq.  Penticton. B. C.  But   Duncan's   friends   have   since  been circulating   the   story that there  is still a job on  and   that Shatford, in  spite.of the   fact   that   he fought to  have a restriction, and did have such,  respecting croAvn granting placed  in  j the patent, is in partnership   with M.  I Iv. Rodgers on  a   scheme  to townsite  the fiat.    To nail this  lie  the Gazette  wired M. Iv. Rodgers and. secured this  reply.  Seattle,  Wash., Jan. 25, 1007.  To A. MegraAV, Hedley.  Shatford has no interest: never had  any interest, nor promise of any interest in anv av.-ia' Avhatever in smelter  Oat. * * M. K. Rodgers.  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate.  A. Bahnes, Prop.        Penticton, B.C.  Try  n\\\\\\\VOKt  Notice of Forfeiture.  '��������� o Thomas Farquharand any person or persons  to whom he mav have transferred his interests in the Maple Leaf and Long: Sliot  mineral claims, situated on DividendMoun-  ta-in, in the Osoyoos Mining Division of  Vale District.  ���������yOU arc hereby required to take notieo that  * I have expended for assessment* and for  recording certificates of work done on the  uJiove claims, the sum of three hundred and  forty-five dollars and fifty cents  ($345.50), being an expenditure necessary to  enable me to hold said claims, and yon are  hereby required to contribnto your .sliare or  proportion of sueli expenditure, together with  all costw of advertising. If you fail or refuse to  contribute sueli amount, iuchidiug advertising,  within sixty days from date of first publication  ot tliis notice in tlie Hedley Gazette, your inter,  est will become voated In me, your co-owner,  under the provisions of tlie "'Mineral Act and  Amending Acta."  Dated this 9th day of November. 1906.  34-1 AV. J. GARBUTT.  Vidoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,  B.C.  S  COAL  Wlien buying your licat-  er or range for winter  be sure and get a coal  burner, to ensure comfort and economy.  VERMILLION FORKS  MINING    COMP A N Y  W.  F.  IlEVEf.A',   Agent.  5  st  st  ������  s*  st  st  st  %  ������  st  st  si  SI  X  i  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING    MEN.  TABLE and BAR FIRST-CLASS.  RATES MODERATE.  Frank   B.  McArthur,   -   -   Manager  I liave found a. tried and tested cure for J'.heu-  I mutism!   Not ii remedy that will straighten tho  oUtorf-d limbs of ehroiiic cripples, nor turn nony  ! r.-.v.v:-: .��������� !������!(���������'< 'o it.-sh ugaiti.   TJ..it is impossible.  i JV t- '.  : now sin-ely ki.l the pi;ins and pangs ol  I th * ������������������'. '���������,-:"'���������"��������� '���������>''-' d.r'-ase.  I     r-;  >:.- ���������.:>;,������������������,v;til a Chemist in the City   of  I Diirinst.-idt ��������� I  found   the  last ingredient   with  which l"a\ Snoop's Rheumatic. Remedy was made  a pe-frjetcd, dependable prescription. Wii'inut  I that lest ingredient. J successfully treated les'-ny,  I many ������i>es of Itli .ana Usui; but now, at i:i-a. n - mi���������  I forn-iy cures i'il -..unible cases of this I.i-r-u.inre  I much <lr -tided diseiisu. Those stmd-li'.e :rnin liar  I wastes, :'oiimi i.-.liiieuinnticlilood set:-.no lis:- ilvo  and pass away under the action of this rtuiui.-; as  I freely as does si:���������ur wlien added to our: w ter.  And then, wiv-n dni-olved. these poi.-.<-i -us \.> stes  I freely puss rum tue system, ami ine enii.<- of  j Rheumi'tism L gone forevur.    Ti.<: e is now no  real need���������no actual exciue to suffer longer v. itli-  ! out help.   We sell, and in confidence recommend  Dr. Shoop's  Rheumatic Remedv  JOHN LOVE.  COAL  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, flanager.  First  Class in  Every  Respect.     Comniercial and  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similka  meen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Stage  Line.  Mining-  Princeton  KEREMEOS,  B. C.  i  HOTEL  HEDLEY  Under   New   Management  |  K  I  %  K  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  x  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  at  %  at  at  H  at  at  THE BEST PROA'IDKD  IN KITCHEN AND BAR  AND EVERY CARE  TAKEN FOR THE COMFORT  OF PATRONS.  I  I  tf  tf  tf  i  .?  st  st  i  i  st  st  st  GIBBON   and  Mcdonald  Proprietors  tf  tf  S  PENTICTON LIVERY  FEED and STAGE STABLE  From March 1st, 1907, W. E.  Welhy's Stage will have  connection Avith the Great Northern Railway at Oroville.  Leave Hedley at 6.80 a.  "    Keremeos 11.30 a.  "    White Lake 2.00 p.  "    Fairview  L00 p.  ArriA-e. atOroville 6.00 p.  IU>      Return Tuesdays and Saturdays.  m.  in.  in.  m.  Leave Oroville at 5.30 a.  "      Fairview 8.00 a.  Arrive at Hedley 6.30 p.  m.  in.  m.  Fare from Hedley to Oroville.  Fare from Hedley to Fairview.  ..$8.00  ..$0.00  W. E. WELBY, Proprietor  A beautiful drive over the bent of i-oudx.      I������xpre������s  4  cent*  Faat Stock and  the bent of Driven). ���������    Express 2  eent������  per  lb.   to   Oroville.  per lb. to Fairview.


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