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 \ 'J  '-I-  <���������<   ���������'-: 1/ >J'/ r/.-;   -f.  '.U'W!  $-*'f   v- *    '-��������� "f '" ' *::'������������������*   -if* IF  ANBSliiilLI^litEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume V". "-  5*  .-  HEDEEY, B.C., THURSDAY,  MARCH-������", 1909.  v jWV,;**  ** **   * -a ��������� .  JrtA'iJVl  Number 8.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DEN:T-IST-  [IS years' pi-nctico in Vancouver.J  S.O. L. Co.'s Block    j  .PENTICTON,     ...   r      B. C.  w.  H. T.  GAHAN;  Barrister,  Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc."  -'  MUKIC  J"  PENTICTON,  Block-  B. C.  PROVINCIAL ���������'.  LEGISLATURE.  Prorogation is -Likely to Take  Place  Next'   Thursday  or Friday.  ESTIMATES   AND   BILLS PASSED.  TELLS OF SHEEP CREEK.  N.  J. Cavanaugh Informs Rosslatiders of  .   ,, its.Richness.  REGULAR TRAINS JULY ist  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent'for Tin.: Great West Lite Is-  v sukance .Company*.  PENTICTON,  B. C.  Twenty-one of the Forty-Five Bills Introduced Have Already Become Law  ���������Hon. Mr. Fulton's Report very  Complete.  'WW  JflS. CLARKE  Watchmaker  HEDLEY.B. C  Clocks and Watches for Sale.  R. H. KOG-EBS,  M.A., B.C.L..  IJA KRISTER, SOLIC������TO R,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters-for Tourist Travel.  Kates Moderate.  A. Baknes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  Grand;'Union'  Hotel ___^ :������������������.'*'��������� v  HEDLEY, B. C.  '  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  A. F. & "A.'-M.  HEOU.IiAK 'monthly 'meetings of  JTe'lIey Lodge Xo. ���������������,'A. F. & A. M.,  ai-o held on .the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall. Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend..  H. D. BARNES,  Secretary ���������  ARTHUR CLARE  W. M  Henry's Nurseries  For the ���������   .       '������.. ,  SPRING TRADE  Tested stock, seeds for farm, garden  or conservatory, fi'o'in best groM-ers iii  ICngland, Holland.-- France. United  States and Canada.  HOME  GROWN  FRUIT   AND  OR.NAMENTAL   TREES  SMALL   FRUITS.  Fertilizers. Hce -.Supplies.- Sjiray  Pumps. .Spraying "MateriaJs, VVi'i-o  Fencing and dates. Cut" Fl.woi-s etc.  I III page catalog I'ri-c.  Office, Greenhouses and Secdhoiise:  30i0 Westminster Road,  ���������VANCOUVER,   - 'B. 6.  ������* ft  X  X  X  fir;,- g  J ft .  "-������?  X  ��������� X  ft"  X  fx  X  X  X  X  X  X  X.  X  K  X  X  T  EDLE  Under   New   Management  ���������QUI KT AM)  C'O.WK N I E XT  Si'EciAi, Attention Given  TO THE TltAVKt.T.INli  Pi;nr,IC!   Rates "Modeuatk   VANDER J. ROSE  Proprietor  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  1  ���������*  Victoria, Feb., 27.���������Prorogation of  tiro.third session of the eleventh parliament may be expected next Thursday or Friday.  Of the 15 public bills and twenty-  two private bills introduced five  weeks ago and since, fifteen havi* already been made law. The house  within*half an hour yesterday gave  six more their final reading, among  these being the bill incorporating  Westminster Hall.  All the other- bills are rapidly nearing their legislative end and with  two sessions every day next week,  will be ready to receive royal assent  'towards'the'end of the week. Thirty-  nine bills have received their- second  reading.  For three hours the house reviewed  and passed the supplementary estimates of over $1,000,000, the nominal  Liberal leader. "Mr Macdonald, offei-  ing practically all the criticism for  the'opposition in the absence of its  more eruptive.lrader John Oliver, of  D:'lta. He had taken the noon boat  back to the farm:  All the members of the- house were  th������'-guests of the premier and his colleagues last night; in the. evening at  -the-annual dinner. I  - ���������  Among the important new' bills introduced was one by the'Conservative  whip, Mr-. Ross, amending the Master  and Servant act- by providing for the  payment of wages at intervals not exceeding two weeks, where the wages  do not excised four dollars a day.  The proposed amendment -also provides that no contract* shall be entered into that provides for payment of  wages at-longer intervals than once in  two weeks. But this .section shall  only apply "to industrial operations  carried on where the payroll exceeds  the suni of "$50,000 per month." <  The most contentious of the--.thr.-ee  renin in ing bills, are those . dealing  with the Grand. Trunk Pacific agreement, the .purification of the voters',  lists and -the duty of the registrars,  and the Medical bill, But the amendments to the latter are now practically.agreed upon. All indications therefore poinjb to proporgation next week.  The bills dealing with the Farmers"  institutes, in effect giv.ing them, the  powers of joint stock companies so-  long as they-a re used in a co-opera. -  tive way, .was given its second ������������������' rcadr  ing. after Hon. Mr. Tatlow had explained the measuie.  Hon. Mr. Fill ton explained that- the  amendment .of the "'timber manufacture act-was to. make it operative to  the east of the Cascades as it now is  to the west of that mountain range.  Timber cast of the Cascades is now-  being exported in- large quantities to  Idaho feu- manufacturing purposes.  .But by this amendment it will have  to be manufactured within the province as is the timber west Of the Cns-  cade.s.  Hon. Mr. Fulton  also  explained  an  amendment to the Bushfire act-   which  makes the owner of the land so  clear-!  edrespousible for the  damage  caused j  by fire started by his agents or  work- j  men'. ' . j  ���������'Near* Vancouver." said   the   minister, "a Hindu workman clearing  land  (Nolson N'ows.)  N. J. Cavanaugh of the mining brokerage firm of Mighton  Si Cavanaugh,  Nelson has been in the city for several  days in connection with mining . business, says the   Rossland  Miner.     Mr.  Cavanaugh thinks highly of the Sheep  creek section, and in an interview had  with him, he said :  ''The  Sheep creek  country lies between Salmon arrd Koot-  enny rivers, about   25  miles  south  of  Nelson. It is reached by way of Salmo,  a station   on    the Nelson and Fort  Sheppard railway.     The gold bearing  section is fiom five or six  mile*  wide  to 30 miles in  length.     The principal  producers are the Queen, Mot her Lode  Kootenay Belle and   Bodanza.   There  are a number of other promising properties in the section  that are being  developed by from twoto a dozen men.  It is essentially a free milling district.  The -.Queen, for instance,  is being operated down to the 700 foot level  and  60 per cent of the  values in  the ore  from the lower workings are in  free  milling gold and the remaining rlO per  cent sulphides, which are saved on the  tables.     Within the last year  a  quarter of a million dollars   has  been produced by the Sheep creek  mines and  mining- in that section is in its infancy.  In my opinion it is  the greatest gold  camp in B.C. and one of  the best in  the west. Some of the larger properties  have lately  been  bonded.     Jack Mc-  'Martin of the   La Rose Mining company of Cobalt, a few days since bonded i the Kootenay Belle and : Mother  Lode for $350,000, and the Nugget was  'recently bonded for a. sum somewhat  in excess of this amount. Sheep   creek  is i-,-i.pidily assuming its position in the  mining world that its great merit entitles it to."  That is  The  Programme  Lard Out by  ' Manager Bronghton of the G.N.R.  i The explanatian of the despatch  which has been shown in rushing  mateiial to the front is seen in the  statement made by general manager  Bronghton of the G. N. R. 'operating  department to the effect that they expected to be operating into Hedley on  July 1st.  Afj the rails generally get in about  a month before regular trains are  running, this would indicate that the  steel may be expected to reach Hedley  bv the end of May or early in June,  and to; accomplish this it will be  necessary to have "track-laying in pio-  gi-ess with as little delay as possible.  Tt is therefore not improbable that a  start may be made any day now.  FIGURES CAN'T LIE.  Here's a Little Story They Tell That  Should Interest Everybody.  COMPULSORY "WIRELESS."  In the Dominion House of Commons  last week, ISIv. Lewis, the member for  West Huron, gave notice of a Bill to  amend the Canadian Shipping Act to  compel all sea-going vessels to be  equipped with wireless telegraphy,  also that they be equipped with  rocket-guns, which shall throw a  heaving line of 200 feet.  The annual report of the Marine .Department states that 20 wireless  stations 'sent 05,000 messages in the  year and that all the British Columbia  stations are now working well.  THE MARCH.ROD AND' GUN.  r.nent to "'the Placer Mining act, the  act changing the reformatory to the  industrial school, and the act incorporating Westminster hull. Mr. Mac-  go wan moved the the third reading of  the latter.  Hon. Mr. Fulton brought down the  government's' annual report showing in detail the work carried on last  year by both the lands and works departments. -The public works department alone received over 7000 letters and sent out nearly S000 letter's,  Avhile over- 7700 vouchers were approved and passed during the year.  The report shows in detail every  dollar -expended for public ..-work  throughout the province.  Exactly $118.000.was expended in  South Vancouver. Point Grey and  Hastings townsite.  .  Upon the vote for game protection  Mr. Haywsird'Urged the government-  to give a bounty on the ��������� big-horned  owls which are destroying the game'  of Vancouver Island.  "And I would like  to  .-ee  the government give a-'bounty on eagles."'said  the member for Lillooet.     He   related  | the-ha-voc which they'worked  in  his  district   among   the   mountain   goats  and sheep carrying off their young.  .Mark Kagle.-ou  speaks seldom,' but  always to the point.  Hi-explained that twenty-seven licenses had. been granted during the  past season in his i-onstituency. Nearly all were to hunters from the i.'nitcd  .Stales,'many mining as far as New  York, after the yame iu the neighborhood of the far-famed LilloOet. These  netted I he government $27'in. and he  thought tin- government; i-ould well afford a bounty upon tin- ravenous  eagle.  '���������Thoic are prisoners  at    Vancouver;  for ivhom there-is at: present no   mom  at New Westminster", said the   attoi-r j  ney-general in reply   to  the  criticism {  FKh    and   Game   protection  work  throughout Canada forms  a  prominent topic in   the  March  issue of Rod  and Gun   and   Motor Sports  in   Canada,    published    by   W.    J.   Taylor,  Woodstock, Ontario.    In addition to a  sketch of the Meetings of  th ��������� North  American Fish and   Game   Protective  Association,     the    organizations     of  three provinces also received attention  while in Ontario it likewise  comes  in  for special   treatment.     Although . so  much space is.given to this important  work   of  aiding  the conservation .of  Canada's natural i-esoui-c.es, sportsmen  will rrot be disappointed in   the  usual  fare   prnvidedvfor  thenn.    The.Hon.  Ch.-.ts. Scott tells in  graphic  language  of a  success!'nl   moose  hunt   in    New  Brunswick, while the Finest  Hunt- of  the A'Volf River Hunt Club is  one no  sportsman -will   read   unmoved.     An  incident of the wolf hunt now   in  progress in Northern Ontario should  not  be overlooked, while   Dr.   Hornaday's  Ideals of   Sportsmanship  will   recommend themselves to all.    These   ideals  will be cherished, aimed at and   worked up   to  and -cannot, fail ��������� to   have  a  marked effect on the   future, of sport  throughout the  Northern   portion   of  the   continent.      A    description     of  British Columbia's newgame preserve,  with many othei articles,  including a  particularly-good   one on Fur Trading  'With Indians, in   the Far North,  de-  partiiients    replete   with   information  All life insurance companies claim  that they can do the best possible for  the policyholder : - but it is one thing  to make a claim and another thing to  back it up with actual fact by way of  illustration.  Thirty    years' protection free and  $175.-19 in cash given   back  for evevy  $100 premium paid it is  the achievement.  ���������Note what this says :  Hil!view,Man., April. 1907.  Mr. T. Jones,  Provincial Supt. of Manitoba for  the Mutual Life Assurance Co.  of Canada, Winnipeg:  Dear Sir :  1 beg to acknowledge receipt of  cheque, value $1010.71, handed to me  to-day by your agent, Mr. James  Brernner, of Virden, Man., in discharge of policy No 3019, 30 year en-  dowment-  That your Company has been able  to pay"me a substantial increase in my  annual dividend each and every year-  since 1S81 (date of Policy. April, IS77J  notwithstanding the fact that the  Company has been steadily ..improving  its standard of valuation dining that  period, thereby strengthening the  Company's, reserves, reflects great  credit on tile splendid management of  the Mutual Life of Canada. My annual  premium originally amounted to  $26.72, but owing to the annual reduction by dividends my total payments to the Company have onlv  amonnted to $575.90, in 80 yearn, and  now you return mc $175.49 for each  $100.00 paid in premiums, arid in addition you have given ine 30 years' life  insurance protection free.  This is certainly a. wonderful achievement anc1 should appeal to all those  requiring insurance. I will do all 1  can to further the interests of the  Company.  Thanking you for promptness of  settlement, and again expressing my  pleasure with the splendid results, and  at the same time giving 'you 'permission to use this in any way you' wish  for the benefit of the company and the.  insuring public, I am  Yours verv trulv.  T". R. TODD.  CANADIAN  BANKS.  Changes Shown in Official Statement For  January���������Quebec Bridge In-'"  , debtedness.  Ottawa, Feb. 20.���������The January bank  statement shows the total assets of  Can.-tliaii banks to the end of last  month to he $982,870,000.- a decrease  of $ IS. 4S1,021-com pa red with December.  1908. The average amount of Dominion notes held was $07'745,]59."an  increase of $.1,300.97-1. Call and' short  loans on stocks and bonds in- Canada,  were $44,^09.507, an increase, of $4(5.1.-  730. Call and short loans elsewhere  than in Canada. $02,532,507. decrease  $!.903,893.    Current'-loans  in   Canada  were $511.303,250, a falling off of $505.-  ii.nd a special account of the Hamilton {059. and elsewhere $305,800.81, an in-  tr-ap shooting tournament, make up  a j' crease of $234,300.  number-appealing   to  every*  the  great  out-doors   and   one  vivid interests (o them all.  FREE TRIPS FOR STUDENTS  The .Standard of Kmpirc. an F.nghVh  publication,  \'ii'i'   trip   to  I,  over of During the month the hank of Mont-  full of real loaned the 'government $5,000,0(10  which is understood to represent the  indebtedness of the Quebec Bridge  company to the hank, which has now  been assumed by the government.  Deposits payable on deipand in  is ofi'eiing a' prize of a.! Canada amounted lo $193.2S0,1(55. a  the Mother Country to j decmus.'. of $liS.S93.(>N*> : payable after  j include three "full weeks in the Foiled j notice in Canada. -143,170.532. increase  ! Kingdom, to the twelve Canadian j $13,151,311. Deposits outside t'a nada  j st udenls who succeed in obtaining tin* j $o''".5f)3.1 hi. decrease $10.3ol.OSS.  j largest number of subscriptions to the ! ��������� - ��������������������������� -������������������������������    ���������Standard of   Fmnire  Fi  I  ruary "23,  I  CARBON HILL COAL & COKE  Mr.  *6*t**W*������^^^ Coiupanifs act 1897, .an   amend  started a fire which caused considerable damage' to surrounding property.  But under the act the court dismissed the actions for damages, holding  that the owner was not responsible.  This amendment is- to meet such cases  in the future."  This bill will receive, its second  reading on Monday.  These were the bills which 'received  their third and final reading: Court  of Appeal act, Highway Traffic Regulation act, a technical amendment to  of   Naniaiuio   upon   an   item   for  the  keep of prisoners.  "Perhaps it is because we are more  effective today in our prosecutions  that we have so many," added the attorney-general, "but unlike Dominion  prisoners, we keep our offender's in  custody,"   (Laughter.)  Two more prisoners escaped from  the penitentiary at New Westminster  last Wednesday. One of them was  captured some hours later. .  between  909. and June 1st. 1909  The .successful competitors will sail  on the Fin press of Britain oil July  Kith next.  The plan of the trip has been drawn  up after consultation with the leading  edii'-ationi.-l.s    in   the  Dominion,   and  has  been   warmly endorsed  bj*   Farl! intendent  Grey, the Governor-General,   and   the   Railway's  Premiers'   of Ontario,   Quebec,  Nova   (jamps :  Scotia-,    New.    Brunswick, * Manitoba, j     "(have  examined  Saskatchewan,    and   Alberta.       The  proposal is described by ..leading  Canadians as a l'eally splendid piece  of  practical Imperialism.  [Full details ' of tire scheme will  appear in later issues of the "Standard  of Empire."]  S   M.   Moore,   Gives an   Excellent  Report   on    the   Property  The    following    extract    i.s   from   a.  letter received from Mr. S. M.   Moore  '>������'���������   nf   the   best   posted   coal   niinin-  men m the west,   who   is   now  81411.,-  of   the   Canadian     Pacifi,-  F.Ik    River   Coal    Mining  the property of  the Carbon Hill Coal Si Coke Cam pan y,  and taking it acre for acre, in comparing it with other coal properties of  Canada, as to quality, quantity arid  accessibility, it in my judgment excels  any other coal property of Canada of  equal extent." >*3  \ ������  ���������;������������������, ���������  "���������'THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE. MARCH 3 ������������������foop,, f^V  ���������BBtixtiley fensfc  and  Similkasneeri Advertiser.  Issue-.-; nil Thursday-, b\ tin. Hi hi i \  Oi'/.nn  PKIXT'i.VCI AND i'l 1 I 1MIIM. COMI'AVY  Jil.MITEU.    .11   llu(lle\     H   l  Subscriptions in Advance  Per "Veal- S!i(X.  ". (Unilcd Slates'  '2.50  Advertising Rates  Measurement, 12 lines to the Inch.  Land Notices���������Certificates of improvement", etc.  9".(l(l lor GO-diiy notices, and ������3.0(1 for 30-day  notices.  Transient-Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch. SI.00 for one insertion, '25 cents for  each' subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents tier line for (Irst insertion ando  cents per line for eaeli siibsetuionb insert-ion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  SI.'J."-; over 1 inch and up to i inches, ������1.00  per inch poi-inonth. To constant advertiscrs  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size.of sjuicc and length  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  mon tii if advertiser desires, without any extra  chin-go. For changes oftener than once a. month  tiie   price of composition will be charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisements should  bo in the cltico by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A. MEGRAW, Managing Editor.  Full Moon  (ith  Last quar.  1-1.  1000  MARCH  New Moon  ������������������ -I  First quar.  28.  1900  -Sin!. Mon. Tues. Wed. Tim. Fri. Sat.i  14  15  21  22  2S  29  9  10  23  30  ���������   o  4  0  0  .10  .11  12,  13  17  IS  IS  20  21- ���������*  25  26  27  :-5i  J  GAME PRESERVATION.  Far -from   least- among'   the  natural ;i.sset.s-o!f British Columbia stands her sjiniic, small   and  big*.  An Eiigviis-h Nimrod recently paid ������in   enthusiastic tribute  to the Province, and his eulogies  only echo those of many another   sportsman    who   has   spent  months   of* enjoyment   in   the  pursuit  of    game.    It   is   fully  recognized   to-day   how   much  this attraction    means   to   the  country   which  can   extend   it.  and in the  face  of numberless  disabilities the   Government  is  doing   its. utmost  to  preserve  this profitable item among  the  resources of the Province.    The  sporting   instinct     should     be  strong enough among those  to  whom hunting strictly appeals to  insure support of the  efforts of  , the authorities. ��������� v  An eminent New York zoologist,  at the  Conservative Congress, threw a sidelight  on  the  game question which, while his  words   were  couched  in pessimistic terms, will serve to bring  into recognition a phrase of the  question which will be difficult  to take action upon. Dr. Plorna-  day said that, under the present  laws,    the undue depletion   of  wild game  must   go   hand   in  hand with the  development  of  a country.    The  opening-up  of  comparatively unknown tracks  rendered it far easier for sportsmen to get   in  touch with  the  game and admitted an army of  destroyers   into    the   hitherto  secluded haunts of the  quarry.  It is, of course,  impossible to  countenance any curtailment of  the agricultural or  similar exploitation of   a district in  the  special interests of a class which,  desirable and  remunerative as  its presence may be, cannot bulk  as largely in the future  of the  country as the farmer and'lum-  berrnan. Eliminating, then, this  solution   as  incompatible with  economics  and common  sense,  . there remains only,  as the Director of the  New York Zoological Park implied, the taking  of "drastic, effective measures"  which    shall    combat what is,  under present conditions, a pei-~  fectly rational and unavoidable  menace .to wild life. That.is to  say. that the game laws' must"  be    made    considerably    more  stringent and raii^t be enforced  with far greater severity than  has been I he case up to the present. We do not need, of  course, to apply Dr. Hornaday's  fears as to the outlook in the  Eastern States, with the same  gravity to the conditions in out  own country, or at any rate in  British Columbia, but only for  the reason that development-  has not yet reached the stage  in Canada which is the case-  over the Boundary, and therefore our supply of game is  neither as depleted nor is it in  such immediate danger of extermination.  But, with the plans -which are  in -process of ���������fulfilment,   it  will  require but few years   to  place  us in no better case than Americans.    The construction of new  transcontinental     linos,     some  running    far  to  the north   of  territory already opened  up to  traffic,    will    invade   the fastnesses   of  the  wild  game and  eventually hold them at bay in  comparatively restricted  areas,  which will  facilitate successful  pursuit  by  sportsmen  and  result    for    elk,   wapiti,  caribou,  goat and  sheep  in   the    same  tragic end that has made of the  buffalo a mere relic of the past.  We anticipate that provisions  will be outlined  as a result  of  the  deliberations  at Washington, which will  partially   meet  the case in   tiie- United  States,  and that������a practicable system of  game preservation and  restriction on "bags.' will  materialise,  which   will  prove  useful  as  a  pattern for legislation in British  Columbia,    when    the     public  funds permit of further  extensions of the present supervision.  The   increase   in  the vote  for  game preservation jn   the  Provincial Estimates will go a considerable    distance   t o w a r d s  averting    the  dangers not far  distant,   and  we  may  rest  assured that the Government has  at heart  the imperative  needs  of the case. There is a vast area  to be covered, and, active as the  wardens are in the  exercise  of  their duties, it is impossible  to  prevent entirely the infractions  of the  present laws.     We are  more   than  content,   however,  with the efforts of the  authorities in the preservation of game,  and in that closely  allied  matter,    the   preservation   of  the  forests.     The  utmost is being  done,  we  are assured,  that is  possible in a young   country of  the dimensions  of British  Columbia,    and with  the money  justifiably available for the purpose.  Then again there are many letter  writers who 'inadvertently write "B.  C.'**when addressing letters to other  pioviwes in Cannd.i, and it may be  stated th.it banks and "business, houses  frequently make this mistake. *'B. C."  is otten written rn error for "C. B.,"  "D. C," "N. <1," "N. S.," and "N.B.,"  and a tegular nixie received addressed  "B. C." is intended for British Guiana  and so forwarded. "B. C." is frequently used to denote. 'Lower Canada  (Bas Canada),' and Lower California',  and in fact, nixies intended for Mexico  are received daily.  Our American cousins sometimes  make-mistakes, too; the "B.C." without the name of the. state added appearing onletters .intended for- an office in the, State where mailed and  the "IS. C." meant to indicate the  country- They also get mixed in having letters intended for-; "Nova Scotia  and New.-Brunswick addressed "B.C."  Some of the addresses, on  nixies'are  'amusing, as  for  instance  the  following ;   "Four   Hops"   for  Fort   Hope,  "Wail"   for.   Trail,    "Manciker"   for  Mount Sicker-, "Mik Hel" for .Michel,  "Epei-.siit)as"for Upper Somas;"Sipiar"  for C. P. Railway,"Northwan Couver"  for   North  Vancouver,   "Bondrefpls"  for Boundary  Falls,   "Lurt1 Bay" for  Alert   Bay,   "Cros Nes"    for Crow's  Nest,    "Elesilvert"   for   Illecilicwaet,  "Dryland"     (hard  to   recognise)   for  Rossland, "Westmilon" forv Westharn  Island,    "Prinsysruliyrd"   for Prince  Rupert, "Keskett" for Cascade,"Latu-  smid" for Ladypinith.   "Laddyll"  for  Ladd, Illinois ; "Finisch" for Phoenix,  "Clona"   for. Kelowna, "Shoeflop",for-  Shuswap, "Dockrick" for  Dog  Creek,  "Narasarin" for- Narrow   Arm,   ".Ba-li-  couly" for Bella Coola,   "Ebesfot*'  for  Abhotsford, and "Filade.lf, Benael" for  Philadelphia, Pa.   Some, address "Victoria    Before   Christ"    and    "Sleepy  Hollow" were duly  forwarded  to  addresses at Victoria, B. C. One addressed   "Urcjuhart Company,  Mackenzie,  B. C," was sent to  Mackenzie Urqu-  hart. Company, Vancouver, B. C.   The  most- singular   nixie that superintendent MacLeod lias seen as yet was' one  mailed   yea.rs   ago   at   New    -Westminster, addressed to "Mary, Heaven's  Gate, care of St. Peter."    It   was  one  of several mailed by a resident of that-  city, whose mind was affected   by   the  death of his only daughter, Mary, and  t" whom he was endeavoring to write.  Be    sure    you  have  the   addresses  correct- and complete before you  mail  your letters.���������News-Advertiser.  THE BMK'm  73 Years in Business.  A Joint  Accotiitt  Capita! and Reserve Over $7,000,000  may be  opened  by two mem-   ,  bers of a family.  Either may deposit or withdraw money on his or her own signature alone, so that  either may do the banking, as   is most convenient.  $1.00 opens a Savings Account. Interest iit highest  current rate is'paid. -Money may be withdrawn at'any  time.  Hedley Branch,    -   -   L. G. MacHaffie,. Manager  l^i^m!ttPtfWKl^������JW^^  X  X  I  s-  X  t  -i  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  i  X  ���������������  X  X  ;?  X  X  X  X  SI  i  j*  X  ���������*6Pn'*P0%'*t'''*PDyj^  i  f-  *  *-  H  *���������������  C:  K  X  X'  K  'K  X  *.  X  K  *i  -*���������������'���������  K  K  x  K  x  K  K  x  K  K  *������-  x  H  X'  ���������K  x  x  x  K  x  X  X  X  K*  8'  New Stock of Spring Goods has  now arrived  New Plaid Ginghams  Dress MusHiis in latest patterns  Two Dozen New Prints,  fast colors  Costume Duck in spots and checks  Extra Strong Apron Duck  A Large Assortment of Embroidery  arid Lace.  We are Agents for Ridgway's Teas and Coffees..  Try these famous Blends.  J. a. schu;  HEDLEY,        .,.'- -  P  B. C.  NOTICE  Certificate of Improvements.  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature,   etc.,  for the   week  ending  Feb.  2i^  AT TH]  S MINE.  Ml  iximum  Miniiruini  Feb 21  24  10  22  82  14  23  20  21  24  20  19  25  28  15  26  25  10  27  24  15  "EAGLE'S NEST" No.. 2,. Mineral Claim,  sit-.  untc in the Osoyoos Mining Division of  Yule   District.    Where -located;   Camp  Hedley.  XAICE   NOTICE that   I, Ainslcy  Megraw,  1     F. M.  C., No. B79392. agent for Thomas  Bradshaw, Free Miner's Ccrtilicate No. B7H3-II,  intend, sixty days from  the date hereof,  to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Ccrtilicate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  section 1)7, must be commenced 'before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of February, A. D., 11)09.  5-10 A. MEGRAW.  .������������������''''-f-lS'S'1"4*^7���������''"^'^*?"  Average maximum temperature 26.43  Average minimum do 15.71  Mean temperature ' 21.07  Rainfall for the week     .    inches.  Snowfall       "       "       10.5  CORRESPONDING WEEK OF LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature .40  NOTICE.  NOTICE is hereby given that' thirty days  after date, I, Hugh Cameron, of Camp  McKinney, B. C, intend to apply to the superintendent of provincial police, F. S. Hussy, of  Victoria, for a retail liquor licence, for the  Camp McKinney Hotel, located at Camp McKinney, B. C.  HUGH CAMERON!  Camp McKinney, B. B. Jan- 10th. 1909.      1-5  NOTICE  NIXIES.  Nixies are letters insufficiently or  improperly addressed, which are sent  in to the ofTicc of the Superintendent  of Railway Mail Service for' the purpose of having the deficiency in addresses supplied ; failing which, they  are forwarded to the Dead Letter Of-,  fice for return to writer-. From- one  hundred to two hundred nixies are  received daily by superintendent R.  M. S. McLeod, at Vancouver, either  without the name of city, province,  state or county, with wrong province  designated, or the address almost undecipherable.  It is surprising the number of letters that are mailed in British Columbia for the United Kingdom which  do not bear "-'England," "Scotland" or  "Ireland," (as the case may be) thereon. The writers overlook the danger  of such letteas being sent to offices of  the same name in Canada or the  United States. Exclusive of the names  of offices in the United Kingdom  which are duplicated in Canada, there  are irr the United States 11 Londons,  9 Edinburghs, 15 Dr.blins, 11 Glasgows,  7 Liverpools and 31 Manchester's.  Average maximum  Lowest minimum  Average minimum  Mean  do  do  do  do  A.T THE MILL.  Maximum  41  37  37  41 ..  30  41  38  Average maximum temperature 30.57  Average minimum do* 28.57  Mean do 35.57  Rainfall for the week   .05   inches  Snowfall "       "   2.5        "  COmiESl'ONDINO WKKK Ol-'  LAST VKAK  Highest maximum temperature 51.  Average do  Lowest- minimum  Average do  Mean  Feb 21  22  23  24  25  20  27  34.  16  20.42  27.21  Minimum  29  32  29  29  30  29  90  NOTICE is hereby given that, thirty days  after date. I, Louis Marcotb, intend to  apply to the Superintendent, of Provincial  Police, F. S. Husscy, of Victoria, for a retail  liquor license for the Granite Creek Hotel, located at Granite Creek, B. C.  LOUIS MARCOTT..  Granite Creek, B. C, March"4fch, 1009.      8-4  Notice to the Public.  do  -17.57  do  25.  do  28.14  do  37.85  FOSTER'S WEATHER REPORT  Following February 20th dangerous  storms may tie expected to end of the  month. The cool wave to reach meridian 00 about 20th, will turn to a cold  wave in the eastern states. Not much  X>recipitation. Look out for strenuous  weather.  Last disturbance of February will  reach Pacific coast about 20th, "cross  Pacific slope   by close of 27th,  great  "���������"THE REPORT that I have demanded, or  *��������� received pav for any services rendered in  sickness in Hedley is  false.  Any person repeating will be called to provo  same.  Mrs. H. B. Brown.  central valleys 28th to March 1st,  Eastern States March 2nd. Warm  wave will cross Pacific slope about  20th, great central valleys 28th, Eastern States March 2nd. Cool wave will  cross Pacific slope about 2Sth, great  central valleys March 2nd, Eastern  States 4th.  I advise all readers of these bulletins  to be prepared for- severe storms during the passage of this disturbance,  Temperatures will go very high as the  low or storm centre approaches, and a  cool wave, with snowstorms north and  cold rains south, will follow. These  great extremes of weather will make  it very disagreeable. Precipitation  will increase following the high temperature wave.  A period of eight day's severe cold  will progress eastward across the continent March 3rd to 10th. Last half  of month will be warmer than usual.  Colder north and east than in southwest. Not much rain March 8th to  28th, Crop weather of March will be  bad up to 16th, then fair to end of  month.  (1). Liberal Policy Conditions���������  Generous Cash and Paid-up  Values.  Automatically Extended Insurance. * ' .'���������  (2). Progressive   and Efficient  Management���������  Low Expenses and Growing  Business.  Well and Profitably Invested Funds.  Favorable Mortality Experience.  Expanding Profits to Policyholders.  A   POLICY   IN THIS   COH-  PANY PAYS  You are. invited  to join  its  ever-expanding  "household,    to  ..become   a partner in its evergrowing business, and   to share  equitably in allits benefits.  Full Information from Head  Office, Waterloo, Ont., or from :  William J. Twiss  ...     MANAGER.  Fee Block,   -   570 Granville St.  VANCOUVER, B. C.  A. HEORAW, Local Agent.  To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.  Family Groceries  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Gash Store  MRS. Q. B. LYONS.  COMPANIES'WINDING   UP ACT.  Tho"NEW FAIRVIEW CORPOR ATION.Ltd"  (In Voluntary Liquidation)  NOTICE   is   hereby   given that, a General -.  Meeting of the Shareholders of the above    ")  Company will be held on Monday, 1st day of   ���������'  March, lHOi), at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, at  the office of the company, "Stemwinder Mine",  Fairview, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia,  for   the purpose of receiving an account of  Winding-up proceedings.  Dated at Fairview, Okanagan Valley, B. C.  this Istday of Feb., 100!).  HENRY LEE,  i-o   . Liquidator.  When   writing    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette.  Please : \i')ilAU,.{ ���������'���������  ,:.\>.������������  v:.uo:ri*f  \'.:i  V    '���������}���������   ���������   '   -Or*-V ci   "A*.  ',-..������������������������"���������������.  '   '- r-   "   ���������>''-'   \.y"��������� v'j'-'   ������' '"   ' ,   ."'  ' f.'*.*"j''���������''"'!.���������.   ' '  - .  w-.V'>. "*'���������<������������������.��������������������������� . :>**'..���������>v/K'- ,"-'���������-'.���������--,.������������������-*" '?' ^:. *-J-*������.'���������-->'*".' ." .- ������������������  THE MEDLEY GAZETTE, MARCH 3,  19091  ������������������-".-���������''.('j'  *.*T,>  M,     *.-J *?     -  *.*  1"  W  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,   Real Estate.  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land  Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada,  nudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance- Co.  Calgary Firolnsiirance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and - Guarantee Co.  United Wireless Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  -rf ''  Town and Bistri<������.  ! "  Penticton ' is  Forks    have  $.. .    *         THE         Great Northern  Hotel  nceton  j  f  I  i  i  i  X  X  X  9������  H  K  x  Is noted over tho entire district for excellence of both table  :   :   :   :       and bar.       :   :   :   :  All the wants of tho travelling  public   carefully   attended   to.  I  St  $  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  9  X  I  i  P/UA6&  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  Mr. '.Carl' Alco'ck*,'' of  visiting in town.  The ladies of   Grand  formed a Rifle  Club.  Miss Elliot went to Keremeoo on  Tuesday last and will remain there for  a few Aveeks. '  Messrs. McDonald and Stewart are  putting in some culverts on the railroad this week.  - Mr. L. H. Patten went to Keremeos  yestcrdaj* morning and expects to return in a few days.  Miss Lowndes went to Princeton on  Tuesday last. It is her intention to  form a music class there.  Mr. Turnbull, who has been in  charge of Love's drug store, left on  Monday morning for the coast.  Mrs. Greenhill has a fine flock of  Wyndottfowl, and anyone requiring'  eggs for hatching can procure' same  from her.  The people of Penticton have apparently given up all hope of C. P. R. construction being carried forward this  year.  Mr. P. Gordon, C. E., who has been  assisting W. A. Haining on the Sacramento, returned to Keremeos on  Monday.  Mr. Pynran, jeweller, of Enderby  was irr town Friday orr his way to  Princeton, where in all probability he  will open up a business.  Mr. Louis Marcott went to Granite  Creek on Friday last to take"'over the  management of the hotel there during  the absence of John Gillan.  they intend to put in*1, a 4V"irg������V^ new'  wharf oiiAvhich tr-ickagey.wlll nl' laid'  for'the accommodation of'freight-' cars  which will be brought down '"frorii  Okanagan Landing. By this means the  fruit can be taken out of the district  with as little handling as possible,  ['enticton is to be served likewise but  not this year-.  We would remind our readers of the  chimge in* the .giwne laws regarding  trout fishing. Heretofore the season  opened on March 25th, but now in the  stream'? in the interior of B. C. east of  meridian 120 westlorrgtitude. the taking of trout is prohibited until the 1st  of May. The meridian referred to  crosses the Similkiimeen in ��������� tho  vicinity of Hedley, so that the sports  of Keremeos will have to wait another  two months before they can indulge  in this pleasing pastime.���������Trumpet.  It is said that a company of professional evangelists will play a three-  weeks' engagement in the Auditorium  in April and May. While not being  fully in sympathy with the spontaneous-combustion form of religion  that these people deal in, still the engagement may result in great good to  the community. ��������� There will probably  be a "mighty rattling among the dry  bones" and there is no place in B. C.  where the dry bones, in and out of the  chinch, stand in greater- need of strenuous rattling. If the company can  awaken the community -into physical  activity, mental activity will follow,  and every branch of business will be  benefited.���������Ledge.  ��������������������������������� ��������� ���������������������<$>������ <*-i^t^-������^������������^������ <>���������������������������<  Spring8 is Comingr  And You will need hew FOOVWHAR  nEDLEV, IB. C.  IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   H" Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage daily, leaving Hedley 8 a. nr  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m  connecting with  and Great Northern Railway  Penticton   stage  Office of Dominion Express Company.  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  Phone li.  -   INN IS B R 0 S.  Proprietors.;  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  * -if *    .     * ���������������  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   -paid   to   the. Table.  ��������� 3  x  X  X  ��������� !���������  X  X  X  K  x  K  I  f  x  I  Great Northern  Hotel  A, now housG containing moro bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Tablo and  bar   first-class.    Kates  moderate.  f  1  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor S  Try  ������.-vvwvcV*AK*^^  The following travellers are registered at the Sinrilkameen Hotel: Geo. E  Clark, of Vancouver, Colin C. Brown,  Vancouver, and W. H. Jaques, of  Victoria.  Mr. Swanson, of the firm of Manley  & Swanson, Princeton, was in town  this week. He reports lots of snow  and good sleighing to within a few  miles of Hedley.  Mr-. I. L. Deardorff, road supervisor,  returned on Friday last from a visit  to friends in Montana. Mrs. Dear-  dorif will remain with her mother for  a month or two longer.  Mr. J. J. Marks of the Golden Zone,  spent Sunday in town. It is his intention to increase his force of men  and get plenty of ore on hand in order-  to start the mill as soon as the water  supply is sufficient.   '  Garrison Brothers of Princeton had  the contract for transporting a couple  of large boilers from Fairview to  Princeton for use in Dewdney's new  sawmill. The boilers weighed four tons  each, and these with the trimmings  required 16 horses to transport.  Martin Burrell, M. P. for Yale-  Cariboo, has been invited to address  the Canadian Club of Toronto, on Mar.  8th and also the Canadian Club of  New York on the following day. These  are golden opportunities for Mr. Burrell to do good work for the Province,  and he is just the man to take advantage of them.  The. judges in B. C. get $6 per day  overtime, or traveling expenses, while  away from home, We notice in the  Auditor General's report that. one of  our judges drew $2,600 and another  $2,500 for traveling expenses. At $6  per day this would mean that they  were each over 400 days away from  home in one year.���������Ledge.  Work is under way at Keremeos  Centre on the construction of the new  hall which F. Richter is putting up.  The now hall will make provision for  a stage 40 x 20 feet and the body of  the hall is 40 x 55. This will make by  all odds the largest hall in the district.  Effort is being put forth to have it  ready for opening with a. grand masquerade ball on the 17th of March.  Steel for that part of the railroad  beyond Keremeos is being sent to the  front as fast as possible. Every train  north takes as many cars as can be  nroved by the engine and each freight  train from the east brings a new supply.  From the amount being moved one is  led to believe that more track will be  laid this year than the short stretch  between Keremeos and Hedley.���������Oroville Gazette.  Old-timers in the Valley will be  glad to hear that Mr. Forbes M.  Kerby, P. L. S., who was one oft the  pioneers in developing bench lands in  Mission Valley and subdividing them  into   small lots some 15 years   ago,  A stray cur that has been roaming  around the streets for several days  caused considerable excitement on  Tuesday after-noon by taking a fit,-n,r'  going mad, on the street just opposite  the Cominerical Hotel. When first  noticed by Bert Harris, it was crawling along - and snapping its teeth.  Fortunately Constable Sproule -was  nerir at hand, and with an axe he  speedily dispatched the animal before  it had time to harm anyone. Had he  waited to iDi-ocure a revolver, it is haul  to say what might have been the  result. As it is, the dog may have  bitten some of the other clogs (of which  there are'far'too many) before it was  noticed, and it would be well for Mr.  Sproule to carry a five-arm for the  next few weeks.  It is possible that if the member for  Delta continues his mania for information, questions such as the following  may he propounded to the attorney-  general :  1. Ai'e you a twin ?  . 2. If so, why, and of what sex is the  other?  3. Was any other member of the  cabinet associated with you in this?  4. Is is true that the premier and  commissioner of works were responsible for the Westminster. Confession  of Faith?  5. Were the Socialists Implicated in  Better Terms crusade ?  6. Is.a surplus going to be a permanent policy of the Government?  7. Are you personally acquainted  with Duncan Ross?: If so, are your  colleagues aware of this ?���������Ledge.  Mayor DeHart has received a letter  of congratulation on the Spokane  successes from Mr. J. T. Bealby,' of  Nelson", who was" also an exhibitor  there on a small scale. Mr. Bealby  visited Kelowna nearly two years ago  in company with Messi's. Johnstone  and Brandrifch, of the B. C. Fruit-  Growers' Association. He is now engaged in writing a booklet for the information of the British Public on  fruit-growing in B. C. and- he wishes  information as to yields of fruit per  acre, also any available photographs  of ranching and orchard scenes. Any  people in possession of valuable information of the nature required  would do well to send it to Mr. Bealby,  as the more publicity the better for  the valley, and due credit will be  given in the book to the locality concerned.���������Kelowna Courier.  Our Stock of Men's  Ladies' and Children's  BOOTS and SHOES  is Large and Well Assorted.  We can -fit almost any shape of Human foot.  SPECIAL BARGAIN!  Clothing.  Children's  33 1-  Shoes   and  Discount.  25% to  ���������  x  ���������  X  &*se*i  e&toK-S"  a  **>^^<$>0< ��������� ^ ��������� <fr <>^<fr<>^^^<><fr-4><*><fc"<gM^<g><g><g������. o^'iJK^O^xJ'  y>fcia������4ytete%y&yMy^   AVHEN YOU HANKER FOR  So  ss  s  I  I  i  I  i  s  I  R*������?'RI'-J'*^t''p'^l,���������������^  X  K  K  x  ������."  X  X  X  X-  X  X  X  X  X  $  X  91  CALL UP-PHONE No.5  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  BL Jo- E������M@fm  fctefer  The Justice Deparment, Ottawa, has  been informed of the capture at Mt,  Vernon, Wash.,.of a burglar named  Clarke, who escaped from the New  Westminster penitentiary with Bill  Miner in 1907.  A conference between B. C. fruit  growers and the C. P. R. was held in  Victoria on March 1 st, to consider a  i-edirction of freight rates on fruit, and  other important matters.    .  Echel Kinrade, aged 23, was murdered at Hamilton, recently, by a man  who broke into the residence of her  father, a school teacher, and [demanded money from her and her-'sister.  The man shot her dead when the  sister handed him a. purse, as Ethel  had none. The murdered escaped and  no trace of him can be found.  MR.   CARNEGIE AS A NUISANCE.  NEW WIRELESS STATIONS  GENERAL NEWS  been  struck near  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  has made a handsome turn on a- group  of mining claims near Phoenix, in  which he has a large interest. The  consideration was about $70,000.���������  Kelowna Courier.  The C. P. R. have applied to the  local government to lease a portion of  the foreshore at   Summerland where  Natural gas has  Leithbridge, Alta.  The labor department at Ottawa  nominated Rev. C. W, Gordon, (Ralph  Connor,) Winnipeg, to represent the  Manitoba Cartage company of that  city upon the board of conciliation and  investigation as the result of a dispute  between the company and its employees. The employees will be represented by the solicitor of the Dominion Trades and Labor council.  The defendants in the ''brandy  chocolate" cases, which were tried  at Montreal, were each fined $50 and  costs or three months in gaol to-day.  There were 20 defendants, including  the manufacturing firm of Lowney &  Company.  New Buildings at Olympia and  Everett.  Seattle, February 26.���������The local  management of the United Wireless  Telegraph Company announces that  sites have-been secured and work begun on. wireless telegraph stations at  Olyrrrpia and Everett, Washington.  Engineers are now at both these  places and are rushi ng the work to  completion.  At Olympia one of the best stations  in the Sound country will be established. An artistic bungalow style operating room will be erected and the  grounds around it will be arranged  with a view to attractiveness.  At Everett the lease for a site. in  the city pai-k has been signed and  work started today. Both these stations will be of two kilowatt capacity  and will be able to communicate with  Sound and British Columbia cities,  as well as Kalama, Washington; Portland, Astoria, Eureka and Ma-rshfield.  :   It is somewhat of a.  pity that Mr.  Carnegie ever went out of 'practical  business.    In these days he   has  little  to concern his mind,  and  there is  a.n  old saying about the mischief that-idle  hands can find to do. Apparently Mr.  Carnegie, the philanthropist, can  discover   nothing better with  which   to  occupy    his    attention    than    sitting  down in his library and evolving curious theories.    Not   long, ago  he fip-  peared  before   the   ways  and   means  committee with a. marvelous proposition that stunned  everybody who is  engaged in  the manufacture of iron  and   steel.     Now  he comes with    a  proposition for   a   supreme industrial  court that will jrass. upon all prices and .  arbitrarily fix   them.    He  would  dictate the profit upon a bushel  of  potatoes and determine just what a   baker  should charge for a loaf of cake.     It  would seem as if a man " of   such  vast  wealth could find something   of more  importance to do.    We regret   to say  it, but Mr. Carnegie, with his bookless  libraries,  his .queer theories and   his  strenuous efforts to discover some new  and ridiculous method of spelling the  simplest of words i.s rapidly degenerating in    considerable    of a    national  nuisance.���������Ex.  EXPERIENCE  When   answering  mention this paper.  ADS.    PLEASE  Trade SWarkj  Designs  Copyrights &c.  Anyone sending a sketch and description may  quietly ascertain our opinion free whether an  Invention is probably patentable. Communications strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents  sont free-. Oldest acency for oecarln(j patents.  Patents taken throiiprli Mwm & Co. receira  special notice, without eliarcre, in the  A handsomely illustrated -vaefcly.  lean  I.nrcreat circulation of rhy Ecicntiflc iournii!. Terms, $3 a  jrear: four months, I51. Sold by all ne-vedcalers.  Uffl 108.SSSBroad^ Hew M  Branch Office. 625 V Gt* WachiBEtos, D. 0. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE, {-MARCH S, 190.9.  HANK'S REPLY.  . *Yh-rrt;t-h������i>;ltritfa(s That Expressed His.  Ffogrets Meant.  ."I never see the letters R.S.V V.,"  r-said   the  man  who  looked   up   from  s, the  inri-hatiou  fco  a wedding  supper  ...which' he  had just opened, ,"that  I  .''.don't .think .of   Hank   Skinner,   wlu>  .'.used ���������*&)/.be.';!the   village   postmaster  "vbaek in-t-he little burg I uas raised  In,    Hank was a long, lean, lank m-  divkhral with  s<k! eyes and a mous-  -.'tache   Unit  drooped  m   melancholy.  Hanlc'was'regarded as a very seuous  ^'person,   but  after a certain  incident  ������������������.in Haark'3'csaroer'in which-the letters  '���������"R.S.V.P.   figured   there'  were    those  ��������� who ��������� wondered  whether   our   inelan-  ���������oh<>ly.j5wUn-af>te.r. did not. have a vein  ',of humor soine-where'iii bis' makeup.  .   "It vras a little village built around  .one   of  the. state's  colleges.     Every-  : b'odv in -it -kiiew everybody else, and  when   it  happened  that   one   of   the  professors gave. a. function-the entire  population   tvas   invited-     Well,   one  of the pi-o<es*sors gave an affair once  upon a time and duly sent to Hank  an   invitation   on  which   the ..usual  letters.   R.S.V.P.,   appeared,     A   day,  or   two   later   the   professor   received  through the mail a card on. which was  ���������written iir a scra'-Ady'hand:  HANK SKINNER/  ��������� ..'..... H..H.N.C.;... .  ' "The professor was nonplused. He  was unable to determine whether by  these 'mystic letters Hank meant to  accept- or decline, so the next time  he called for his mail he approached  Hank, exhibited the card and stated  he couldn't understand what the letters H.H.N.C. stood for and would  Mr. Skinner please pardon his stupidity and explain.  "Hank for reply spat out his chew  of tobacco and withdrew from his  pocket  the  professor's  invitation.  " 'Waal, now, " p'fesser',' said Hank,  j'before I answer your question,  beg--.  I gin' vour pardon, will you kindly tell  I-me   \Vhut, them   air. letters   "R.S.V.P.  j stands fer?* ���������; .    ��������� ' -  ' ���������"  ! '"The professor smiled kindly.  I '"Why, R.S.V.P." means "Respon--  dex s'il vous plait," which is French  for "Answer if your please." We put  that on our invitations so that we  might know whom to expect, you  understand.'.  '"Aw shuckV -said Hank shamefacedly. 'I axed a galoot .whut them  letters R.S.V.P. stood fer, .and the  son of a gun told me that they was  put there because the space on the  paper had run out ��������� and ' that they.'  meant. "Right Smart Victuals Prepared." Now, I'm sorry," .p'fesser.  that I can't come to your party, so  I axed this same fool what must, I  do. He told me to mail you my  cvardy which would mean, "regrets."  Waal, after I had writ my name down  I didn't have much space left on the  cyard, ao I jest put underneath, "H.  H.N.C." It means "Hank has no  clothes!" ' "  ���������  #  ���������  ���������  The Prodigal's Return.  The prodigal son approached, the  ancestral homestead with a considerable degree of pleasurable anticipation, only to be met afar off by his  elder brother, who straightway lifted  up his voice, saying:   "Our beloved father begs me to m-  "'form voir that', owing to the fact that  he has but recently been invaded by  "a prodigal daughter and :-her titled  and impoverished husband, he does  not at this time feel equal to the task  ���������of providing for you 'the reception  you 'doubtless, expect .and probably  deserve. However, he bids me request  you to repair' to" one. of the plain but  serviceable restaurants' in the village  ���������and there ; sojourn- liiiiil lie-' can'get  ���������the present incubuses, or rncubi,. as  the case may be., off his hands, when,  if there is anything left of the fatted  calf and' other comestibles, he will  be delighted to share the same-with  you." '   '     ��������� '  Laughing   Plant  of Arabia.  The seeds of the laughing plant of  Arabia 'produce the same effect upon  persons as laughing gas. The plant  attains a. height of from two to four  feet, with woody stems, widespread-  ing branches and bright green foliage. It.-; fruity are produced in clusters and arc of a yellow color. The  seed pods are soft and woolly in texture, and contain two or three black  seeds of the size of a Brazilian bean.  Their flavor is a little like opium,  and their taste is sweet. The odor  from them produces a sickening sensation and is rilipiitly offensive. The  seeds,- w.'uHi pulverized and taken in  small quantities, have a peculiar effect upon man. He begins to laugh  loudly, boisterously. Then ho sings,  danee.s and cuts all manner of fantastic capens. Such extravagance of  gait- and manner:-", was-never produced  by any other kind of dosing.  <���������������>  <$>  #>  i'#  What  He  Felt  Like.  It was the first time he had sung  in an Episcopal choir', and lie felt  strangely out of place in the vestments he wore. The other choristers  looked comfortable enough, but tire  new one was sure he would trip on  the skirts of the cassock when he  went up tiie chancel steps, and he  knew that if he did not stop perspiring his clean linen cotta would be  sadly mussed. The opening prayer  had been intoned by the rector and.  the singeits were in line waiting for  the introduction to the processional  to be played when one of the basses  whispered in the u&w maai's eaic  "You're a. tenor, areo't you.?".  ���������   "I suppose so," be replied, "bat t,  feel like a two spot.**  When you can get a good lot on the best residential streets  at from $200to $256 on easy terms of payment.  ���������s*  Now, during the quiet months, you might be building a  small house for yourself without much outlay.  Call in and see what we can do for you.  F. H. FRENCH  Secretary and flanager,  HEDLEY. B,G.  BY NEATLY FEINTED STATIONERY  ���������-bearing��������� imprint of the 'home office���������-is  a valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he' is public-spirited and  loyal to his town. Ii Having* this, he can  consistently appeal to the community in.  which he resides to give him  their  trade.  me Gazette Jo  Is the best equipped of any office in the  district, outside of Vernon and the larger  offices in the Boundary :: ::  ���������  &  4-  ���������  "���������0  0!  0!  ��������� l  #���������':  GEO. KIRBY, Manager.  First  Class  in  Every -liespect.     .Commercial  and  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos. and -Lower Similkameen .Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-'  Princeton   Stage  Line.  KEREHEOS,  B. C.  32S!ZEESSB2B3ZniSIXinZSn  Largest Type Faces,  .   Highest Grade Paper &  flrtlstic' flrranfle'nent  An* I'he three esseiiliais to good work:  Lkttioi.* II10ai.)S BrsiNi.'ss Cakds  Nam Heads nn,i,s ok Fakk  Bill Hkaiis Oo^.mkwoiai. Fok.ms  Mijaio Heads Pa.mpiilkts  Stat km fonts' I'ost i- us ><'.. Vi '���������  *.\ Anything from a. visiting card to a ">  sheetjdnin and colored exhibition poster.  Tf No job too small or none too large for us        . .  ���������flfl3g**'13g"^^  '     ��������� T '    '  %f ��������� ; IP  Wr3������������������"���������' ^'^ h ���������     ' ������������������������������������' ���������' ���������3/: -        "��������� ���������'���������.���������'���������''  fr--4'������*!'***t-:"'--,\'-^:''-v*4'j        .-I  ���������     :     * . ' <-\     .   1     ��������� -!��������� -ii  l^e^w-^-.^;������������������.' ���������- '������������������; i?4      the srreat scotch comedian, will  .not be in Canadathis )'ear, but he  may be-heard on the Victor Grar.i-o-plioue and in your  own,  home. - The   following-   Lauder   selections' are -  particularly 1111c :���������  52001���������^IVe Something in the. Bottle.  for the' Morning.  52002���������I Love; a. Lassie.  .   5200S--S(:cp Your  Tickiing,- Jock. ���������  52008- Tobermory.  52009    Killiecrankie. ���������  :  58001���������The Wedding of Sandy McNab.  * '1  The first five selections are 75c each and the last one $1.25.  Send, for. complete cata'.Qg-ue.���������free. 41  iBEBLINEi; GSAM-'J-?"'a!>;ECO. OF CANADA OMITEI),      -      -      MONTREAIL.  'i^-Sami^i'Lgi"^^  t  HEDLEY GflZETTE P1 f. 60., Ltd  f  ���������$������������������!������������������.���������������������������.������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  Hit malm oriaina! Q8si^n3.->S'2iinc ���������lch������  mfy,"Mflsm on Zinc Bi'.IF-ippe?"^  ������w ceejpk 15 -sfficih/ fir^cViasi^  tfiur prices are Ipcwer fcirttia 3am&-,,  ������ud"% of a-orh ifion clsetoWi; v* & ���������&]  ^on't! tdW sur cuorS far it ?*v*- SenS ua a 1  *��������� iri& orSsri'?** CCVie pV.es prove it i*!***^1  mmiV/Ar<r.a^ificiwirt,������;a

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