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 '-'  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  Vol. II.  No. 17.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, MAY   10, 1906.  $2.00, in Advance.  fTHE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000  HEA^  B. E. WALKER, General Manager , '    ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN  " THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND  BA.NKiN.Gi. BY H*SAlL' ,;;. ���������  Business may be transacted biy mail with any branch  of the Bank. Accounts may be opened, and deposits  jmade or withdrawn by mail. Every attention is paid  to out-of-town accounts.  Penticton Branch  J. M. CHRISTIE, Manager.  WILLI-AM E. BURRITT  rarrister, solicitor,  notary public,  commissioner, etc.  A LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE.  HEDLEY,  B. C.  JHARLES iE. SHAW     /   ,  Civil Engixeek, : <  Dominion   and   Provincial  -Land' Surveyor.  lOrders mail be left at Gazette office.  Iti ED LEY,  [R H. ROGERS,  M.A., li.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.    "  VERNON,   B. C.  Mr. and Mrs.   W. J.   Forbes   Arrive  Hedley and Tell of the Terrible  Two Days following the  Earthquake.  in  i������dw. G. Warren  Electrical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,        -        B.C.  (Estimates Furnished on any Eleo  I trical Project for Power or Light  Grand Union  Hotel _____  ff-HI_P_.  HEDLEY,  B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  OLIVER & GLADDEN  -:(>:  Civil & Mining Engineers  -:o:-  MINES surkd  RE/\L    ESTATE  HEDLEY,  3. C.  MRS.   G.  B.   LYON  i-/\o-A������������r.        DKAI.Ki:   IN     ���������  FANCY  DRY  GOODS   and  BOOTS and SHOES.  /\A/*T\^sJ\rJ*/\*>sJ  JftS. GLflRK  Watchmaker  HED������-E"V, B.C.  Clocks and Watches lor Sale.  Go to the  Hedley Pool Room  and Barber Shop  For an Easy Shave and  a Stylish Hair - Cut or  a   Game   of  On Inquiry from the Gazette Mr.  and Mrs. Forbes relate that it was on  Saturday the 14th that they arrived  in San Francisco and took rooms on  Mission Staeet opposite the new Post  Office, intending to remain^in the city  until Friday 20th. when'.- they would  B. G. proceed, by boat to .'Victoria. They  spent three days sight-seeing'" about  the city before the trouble came and  during this time had an opportunity of  seeing San Francisco in all its old-time  beauty and pride���������the pride which  this time went before the fall. Fortunately the quarters they had chosen  was situated in a frame block.  Early in the morning of Wednesday  18th, although clear daylight, they  were roused from sleep with the first  tremors of the earthquake, which Mr.  Forbes had no chffieulty in recognizing for this was not altogether a new  experience to him,as he had during a  former residence in San Francisco experienced seismic shocks. He at once  got out of bed and expecting that the  shock would increase in violence cautioned Mrs Forbes to remain in bed  as the safer place until they both noticed a large plate glass mirror swaying violently on the wall above them,  making it necessary to get out of its  reach as speedily its possible. Chairs  .also were rocking on the floor, glassware falling from the mantel-piece  and a heavy marble, wash-stand top  that was fastened into the wall torn  loose.  As soon as the shock had spent its  greatest foice they heard a commotion in the. street where people had-  rushed in their night clothes, but Mr.  and Mrs Forbes concluded that it was  bettor to take time to dress and pack  up which they did before going on the  street, which thev found full of people,  many in their night clothes and afraid  to re-enter the' buildings. Had the  shock occurred two hours later when  the streets would have been thronged  the number of killed would have been  terrible.  The asphalt pavement in the street  opposite was torn in great rents as if  it had been ploughed: the street car  rails were bent and twisted, and the  block in which they had been was divided a couple of doors from the one  in which their room was situated. A  walk along Market street showed the,  terrible damage which had been done,  the street in many places strewn with  debiisfroin front walls that had fallen out disclosing the furniture and  other trappings of the interiors. The  veneered walls suffered worst of all.  Their attention was drawn to a fhe  breaking out near their quarters which  made them hurry .back, and soon  others were seen. Taking their baggage, they became wanderers in the  streets with thousands of others, being  driven back by the. fire block hy block.  That morning they were able in one  restaurant to get a cilp of chocolate  and in the afternoon in a small grocery  shop they bought some crackers and  deviled ham, which was all they had  to live on for the remaining part of  two days and a night, for it was  Thursday night before they gained  shelter. Wednesday night they spent  in  the  street on  Van  Ness  Avenue,  getting a nap on the sidewalk during  the night.  Fortunately they had purchased  tickets via C. P. R. to Victoria on  Tuesday. They could have got shelter  in Oakland but were, afraid to go as  they wouldn't be allowed to return  again to the city, for the object of the  authorities was to get 'everybody out  of the city. Several times Mrs. Forbes  was left to watch, the luggage while  Mr. Forbes tried to make his way to  the docks, and as a result of sundry  reconnaisanqes he managed to get Airs.  Forbes and the baggage, oil Thursday  evening, to the dock where the Senator was lying, upom.which their passage had been taken. They were not  allowed on board the Senator, which  was in charge of the captain alone,  having neither crew, coal nor water.  The Santa Rosa, of the same line, had  come, lu from Southern California,  from which none of the passengers  were allowed to land, and it was only  by displaying the tickets and acquainting them with the fact that there was  a woman who was ready to drop -from  exhaustion, that they were permitted  on board. There they stayed until  they were transferred to the Senator  on Saturday night; but all the Avhile  they were in danger from tlie burning  shingles falling over the liarbor, and  only the closest >, vigilance kept the  boat from burning.  'The Senator sailed early on Sunday  morning and they breathed easy when  they were out in the bay^ieyond reach  of flying cinders.  They are quite positive that the  fatalities are very much underestimated when placed at 300J as accurate  data will account for several times  that number.  STILL CAUSING DELAY  The Minister of Railways and  Canals Allows C. P. R. to  Hold Back Railway  Work at Hedley.  A PUBLIC MEETING PROTESTS  Minister's   Decision Forbids  Work  Between   Hedley and  Sixteen  Mile���������'  Also Allows C. P. R. Time to Examine Before Approving V. V. & E.  Plans on North Side of River.  PROGRESS ON V. V. & E.  Scarcity of Men Still Hampering Work���������  Tracklaying is Delayed a  Few.  Weeks in Consequence.  As May 1st was the date set.to begin  track-laying westward from Midway,  the following report of progress and  forecast of probable future operations  from the Midway Star is apropos.  The Star says :  "Work on the grade, between here  and Molson is progressing as rapidly  as the limited amount of labor available will permit. There still remains  about 250 feet of tunnel work to finish,  besides one or two rather heaw rock  cuts to complete. A piledriver arrived  in the yard the beginning of the week,  as also a number of heavy bridge castings, all of which have been unloaded.  Several iron dump cars were sent out  west Monday, which we understand  were to be used in clearing the large  amount of rock which the blasting  operations have scattered over a large  area of agricultural land adjacent to  the grade. It is not considered likely  by those best qualified to judge that  the grading operations will permit the  laying of steel much before the first or  second week in June, although sufficient steel might be laid earlier to enable the piledriver to reach the location  of the first long trestle, near the  tunnel."'  Rev. R. It. Bartlett will go to Princeton on Saturday's stage for service on  Sunday.  Mr. Slatter of the V. V. it R. Nn-  gineering slalf at Keremeos was in  town over Sunday.  A new diamond drill for the Yale  Mining C<>. has been purchased by the  manager and is now at Penticton.  The drill is capable of drilling and  hoisting to a depth of 800 feet. This  drill will be. kept steadily at work  prospecting the various claims of the  Company and is expected to accomplish about 500 feet per month.  Rev. Ernest R. Bartlett. M. A., the  new lector of Hedley parish of the  Anglican church, came in on Saturday's stage, accompanied by his wife  and two children. On Sunday he held  service in Fraternity Hall, which  was attended by a large number. The  reverend gentleman comes from Ferine and on the way over had a rather  uncomfortable experience some where-  near Slon.ui Junction, in getting mixed  up in a railway wreck; the coach in  which they were riding came to grief  but they escaped without injury. In  addition to the work of the Hedley  parish, Mr. Bartlett will supply Princeton on alternate Sundays.    ���������  At the. adjourned hearing before the  Minister of Railways and Canals, held  in Ottawa on 27th nit., the decision  given by the Minister was'disappointing to say the least, and was not calculated to inspire much enthusiasm  on the part of residents of Hedley for  a departmental head who had as little  regard for the progress of any particular section of the country as to  permit operations to be. delayed upon  no better: ground than the pretences  made by Drihkwater and Gutelius,  who appeared oh behalf of the C P. R.  The decision was to the effect that  before giving full approval to the  plans of the V. V. & R. to build on the  north side of the Similkameen river,  the C. P. R. should have an opportunity to satisfy themselves that they  were not going to be crowded out of  room for station grounds at Hedley,  and that in the meanwhile the V. V.  <fc E. were not to be allowed to do any  construction work between Hedley  and Sixteen Mile.  This decision becoming known, it  was felt that it was up to Hedley to  take some steps to protect their own  interests, and accordingly a, public  meeting was called on Saturday evening to discuss the situation and enter  a. protest against the treatment accorded the town.  The meeting was convened by A.  Megraw, who, in opening the proceedings by stating reasons for calling it,  announced the decision of the Minister  of Railways and Canals and explained  some of the ill effects which attended  the situation to the injury of the town,  and asked the meeting to elect a chairman and secretary and proceed to the  matter in hand.  Mi-. C. A. Crawford, secretary of  the Daly Reduction Co., ,was elected  chairman, and L. G. MacHaffte secretary.  In view of the trouble, which had  been taken with the circulation of the  former petition which was so fully  signed, and that another petition could  only ask again for what- they.had  already asked, it was decided to allow  the present situation to be dealt with  by resolution alone.  The resolution which was submitted  carried unanimously, and:was as follows:  Moved by A. Megraw, seconded" by  .1. J. McDonald, and resolved that  whereas the Honorable Minister, of  Railways and Canals has given only a  qualified approval of the route map  and plans'of the V. V. it E. to build  on the north side of the Similkanieen  river by making it subject to a condition which practically amounts to  lequiring the approval of the C. P. R.,  who are bitterly opposed ;  And whereas the additional restriction appears to have been imposed,  of forbidding the V. V. it E. to prosecute grading on any part of their  route between Medley and Sixteen  Mile Creek or at Hedley, until such  approval from tin; C. P. R. is obtained;  And whereas no finding of hostility  to the C. P. It., or desire to place them  at a disadvantage, exists in the town,  we, who are on the ground and are in  a. position to judge the case on its  merits, fail to see wherein the proposed  route of the V. V. it E. interferes in  the slightest degree with the surveyed  route of the 0. P. R. at this place, and  shown in the plans which they have  fyled ;  And whereas no time limit appears  to have been set within which the  C. P. It. must make the examination  which they are thus given opportunity  to make;  And whereas serious loss is occasioned to the town of Hedley by this delay;  Therefore,  be it resolved that this  mass meeting of the citizens of Hedley,  request the Hon. Minister of Railways  and Canals to do justice to Hod lev by  re-considering his decision to the extent of requiring (1) That the C. P. R.  make their, examination within a  specified time, for which we consider  ten or fifteen days from date of notice-  more than ample: (2) That at the end  of said time limit the restriction relating to the prosecution of work between Hedley - and Sixteen Mile be  wi thdrawn absol utely.  And that copies of this resolution be  transmitted to Duncan Ross, M. P.,  to be presented to both the Minister of  Railways and Canals and to the Board  of Commissioners, and that Mr. Ross  be requested to press for immediate  re-consideration and the withdrawal  of the disabilities which are working  serious injury and loss to the town of  Hedley every day that they are allowed to hinder the immediate! prosecution  of work in this vicinity.  FEARFUL    ACCIDENT  Serious Fatality at the Mine���������Two ?������en  Killed and One Injured.  On Tuesday afternoon the worst  accident which has yet attended mining operations at the Nickel Plate,  occurred, by which Isaac Doran and  Joseph Dumas were killed instantly  aiid A. Anderson injured.  The accident occurred in the tunnel  on the Sunnysides, and at time of  writing the exact cause of the. premature blast is unknown.  The men had taken in the .powder,  fuse and caps to load eleven holes.  They had taken all the explosives in a  gunny sack, but whether the detonators were attached to the fuse is not  known, and neither does it seem to be  known whether they had sprung any  holes before loading, which is the most  common cause of loading accidents.v  .Doran and Dumas were in at the face  of the tunnel when the blast went off  and were blown back against the wall,  about 40 feet away, where the tunnel  changes direction. The bodies were,  frightfully mangled. Anderson, who  was near the mouth of the tunnel, was  taken out unconscious. Whether he  had been blown against a wall doesn't  appear. He w<is bleeding from the  ear, which the concussion from the  blast would account for without any  other injury.  Doran leaves a widow and one son  about 12 years. He had married twice  and the- boy was from the former  marriage. Deceased w.as born in Scotland and was an old miner in the  Nickel Plate. Dumas was unmarried.  Keenest sympathy is felt for Mrs.  Doran in her bereavement.  An inquest was being held at time  of going to press.   -i^     ���������: :   ANOTHER TRAIN ROBBERY  C.    P. R.   Westbound    Held  Up    Near  Kamloops  The westbound overland passenger  train on tin.' C. P. R. is reported to  have been held up by train robbers on  Tuesday night, or rather at one o'clock  on Wednesday morning, about iiO  miles from Kamloops. and the mail  car robbed. The registered mail was  taken.  The company have offered a inward  of .$5000.00 for the capture of each robber. A very likely route for them to  take is down through here, although  they might strike- further east and attempt to make the American .^iile via  Vernon and Penticton or from Vernon  out by White and Fire valleys. All  along the boundary line from Christina Lake to Hope Mountain the prospector, and constables should go in  together after that reward and watch  the mountains as well as the valleys.   ������������_   The Maple Leaf Club held a very  successful dance in Fraternity Hall on  Friday evening last. About fifteen  couple Avere present. Good music was  'supplied by Mrs. W. H. Smith and  Mr. Gibbon, and a good Unit! was  spent. This was the last of the season.  The Hedley baseball team will meet  Princeton on Sunday next, on the  Hedley grounds. Both tennis have  been putting in some good practice  and a better game mav be expected,  although Hedley may have difficulty  in getting out all their players as some  may be on shift. Game to be called  at 2.30. THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   MAY     10,   1JKKJ.  Ste fljdle? 3aiett<  and t  Similkameen Advertiser.  ..'ii ' "ii Thursdays, by the lli:i>i.i:v Gazktvu  .'.UXTI.N'O AND I'lMsl.lSIIINU COMPANY.  Li.mitkh.   at.  Hedley.   Ii. ('.  l't:  .Six  Subscriptions in Advance  VtKH- '������������������'".,���������  $2.0(1  1.00  Months. ���������  ���������  Advertising Rates  'Measurement, 12 lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Certificates ofiiiiprovciuciitclc..  ������7.00 for fW-dny notices, and $5.00 for ."tO-day  : notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, SI.00 for one insertion, 25 cunts for  each subsi!C|iicnt insertion.   Over one inch,  10 cents per line for first insertion .and 5  cents per line for ouch subsequent insertion.  Transients payable .in'advance'  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month.  ������1.25; over 1 inch and up to I ineh.es. ������1.UI  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  .taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once cvevy  month if advertiser desires,  without any extra  charge. For changes 'oftonor than oaee a month  the  price of composition will  be charged at  regular rates. '  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in the otHco by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue. t  A   MEGRAW,  Managing Editor.  First (|un.r.  3rd.  iKull Moon  mtii.  liKKi  MAY  Lastouar.  V7th.  Xew Moon  21th.  1900  Sim.  Alton. Tues.-Wed. Tim. Fri. Sat.  20  H  21  28  1  8  15  0  10  21)     HO  'a  10  17  2-t-  HI  ���������1  11  IS  12  19  20  ; secured the.services of n hir^er  I force.    There is evidence also  j that  in  tlie  new   recently  ap-  i pointed head of the  Geological  i Survey, Mr. A. P. Low, that important    department    will   not  isuH'er, for  he  is  known   to be  'thoroughly  in  sympathy  with  ] the mineral industry of this province and.ready to do all he can  for its advancement.     In view  of this fact it is the duty  of  all  the . representatives from'   tin's  province and the British Columbia press to keep hammering" incessantly for a largely increased  appropriation for the Geological Survey. It is a plea that can  be    put   forth    on    business  grounds,and defended as a gilt-  edge investment to the country,  for it will bring immediate  returns far-a.bove the cost.  ���������-   Just at present there is much  clamor for a Dominion Department of Mines, although the agitation   appears  to    emanate  more from hungry politicians in  quest of a. new graft than; from  mining men.     Any proposition  for such which may be  ottered  as a substitute for the Geological Survey or calculated to  lessen the interest in or support of  the Survey  should  be scanned  narrowly, that no  danger may  be incurred of throwing away  the substance for  the  shadow.  Better treble the appropriation  to  the  Geological  Survey  and  keep political "pull" out of it as  much as possible.  NOTICE.  Certificate of improvements.  C'OI'I'KIt PLATE mineral claim, situate in |  Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale District, j  Where located :   In Camp Hedley !  TAKE NOTICK that I. Alnsloy Megraw, |  Free Miner's Certificate Xo H7922I, agent)  for .Sydney M. Johnston. Erc-e Miners Certlll- j  rate No lHtllllS. Intend -sixty days from ���������  the date, hereof, to apply to the Mining;  Itecordor for a Certillcate of Improvements, i  for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant, of j  the above claim. . !  And further take notice that action, under j  Section U7, must be commenced before the issu-  mice of such Cortillcnte-sof Improvements. ,  Dated this With day of March. A. D.   IIKMI.  ll-!l I  NOTICE.  METEOROLOGICAL.  Certificate of Improvements.  AIRY QUEEN, SOMERSET. CASTLE  FRACTION, NORFOLK FRACTION,  TOWER FRACTION. STAG FRACTION, VICTOR FRACTION,-and KKD  TOP mineral claims, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Yale District. \ Where  located:   Camp '1 fed ley.  TAKE NOTICE that I .John Gladden, Free.  Miner's Certificate No. R79071. acting for  myself and as agent for James N. I'aton,' Free  Miners C'erticate No BiiMi'to. ,F. W. Gladden,  Free Miners Cirtsflcate No R7W07.'I, D. Wood*  Free Miner's Certillcate No. 117)1021. W. K.  Hodges. . Free Miner's Certillcate. No. 4002,  F. U. Elkins, Free Miner's Certificate NoR85l80  Clinton A. S. Atwood Free Miner's Certificate  No. BSIilll, intend sixty days from the date  hereof to apply to the Mining, Recorder for  Certillcatesof Improvements' for the purpose  of obtaining Crown Grants of the above  Claims. ���������<��������� ��������� ���������  And further take notice that action   under  Section ;t7 must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificates of Improvements.  Dated this 22nd day of March, liKKi.  10-it  NOTICE.  i The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  jenelingMay oth :  AT  Apr  GEOLOGICAL   SURVEY  Last Week  the" Gazette'referred to the allotment of men for  British Columbia made by   the  Geological Survey, in   which  it  was stated  that  Mr.   Campbell  had been detailed for the Simil-  , kameen.      It appeal's that the  name was wrongly  given,  and  the gentleman wlio is  to  work  during the summer in this field  is Mr. C. Camsell who is considered one of the best among  the  younger  men  of  that   department of tlie public  service, and  who will no doubt do good work  although the task seems a  colossal one  for one  man  to attempt alone.    It only, however,  goes to show  how   ridiculously  inadequate are  the  appropriations each year 'for  so  important a department, and it is also  learned  that for   the    present  season tlie amount is  even  cut  down one fourth owing to  the  change in making the fiscal year  end on the  last day  of March  instead of on  the  last day  of  June as formerly.    Mr. Camsell  will start at  the  International  Boundary and follow down  the  south fork of the  Similkameen  River to  Princeton,  making a  geological and topographical examination and survey for sufficient    distance    on    each    side  to take in most of the  mining  camps with a view to preparing  a preliminary report and sketch  map of the district covered and  in succeeding years larger  parties will take it more   in detail  for the purpose of' preparing  a  complete  geological  map   with  detailed report.     From Princeton he will proceed up the Tul-  ameen as far as Bear Creek and  later, will take the Similkameen  Prince-  29  80  1  2  3  4  5  Snowfall 1.3.  THIS JUNE.  Maxim am  Minimum  04  39  52  22  48  30     ���������  58  23  48        .  29  40  25  Certificate of Improvements.   .  CAMI' 1-tKHT and ALICE mineral claims situate in the Osoyoos Mining Division of  vale District. Where located : In Camp  Hedley.  TAKE NOTICK that I, Ainslcy Megraw,  agent for George IT. Cabill, free miner's  certificate No. R79014. intend sixty days from  the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the  purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the  above claims. ���������",-*"'  And further take notice that action, under  section ,'J7, mast; be commenced before issuance  of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 10th day of April. IIIOO 11-9  NOTICE.  AT  29  30       .:  1  2  3  4  5  Slight rainfall.  THE  MUX.  Maximum  79  7S  -    02  03  (52    ,   .  00  08  24  Minimum  43  51  42  42 .  40  31  33  SIXTY DAYS from date Iintead to apply .to  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase 100 acres of  land in the Osoyoos Division of Yale District,  described as follows: Commencing at the  S K. corner of the west i of east A of section 21.  township S5, being pre-emption No. 2254, running thence 10 chains east; thence 40 chains  north : thence 40 chains west: thecc 40 chains  south to point of commencement.  ANDREW HAMILTON  Okanagan   Falls/March 31, 1900. 12-il  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  KTOTICK is hereby given that sixty days  -1' from elate t intend to apply to tlie Hon.  the Chief Commissioner of lianas and Works  for permission to purchase the following described land situated west of Dog Lake : Commencing at a post at the northeast corner of A.  D. Laurence's pre-emption No. 3S94, running  thence north along shore of Dog Lake 80 chains  thence west 40 chains, thence south SO chains,  tlienee east to point of commencement.  MARGARET MAY RITCHIE  Per JAS. RITCHIE, Agent  Dated nt .Siumncrland this  11-9 ilth day of April, l'lOti  Certificate of Improvements.  For Sale.  "TRIANGLE" FRACTIONAL Mineral .Claim  situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of  Yale District.   Where located : Camp Hedley.  XAKK NOTICK that T. F. W. Groves, acting  A    as agent for The  Yale Mining Company,  Free Miner's  Certiticate   No.  BTiMXi,  intend,  sixty days from the date hereof-to apply to the  Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown  Grant of the above claim.  AND FURTHER take notice that action,  under section It", must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 15th day.of January 1906.  8-9 F. W. GROVES  r  -���������RY AUCTION, at Olalla, .tunc 23rd, a sorrel  *-* marc branded GT on the front shoulder;  weighs about 1100 or 1200 lbs. For particulars  apply to  15-3 W. W. HARVEY, Olalla  mining  It is to  River downward from  ton so as to reach the  camps around Hedley.  be hoped that he may be able to  reach Camp Hedley before the  season is too far advanced, for  here he would have the advantage of examining more rock  cuttings because of the amount  of development work which  litis been done. With the exception of Copper Mountain  and the work done tit Bear  Creek, much of the territory  which he will examine during  the coming summer is comparatively imtouched so far as development work is concerned.  In this connection the Gazette  is pleased to learn that the representative for Yale-Cariboo  has urged the claims of the  Similkameen upon the Director  of the Geological Survey, and,  had the appropriation been am-  ple  to permit it,   would  have  County Court Sittings  Sittings of the Comity Court will be held as  follows;  At Hedley. on Monday May Mth at 11 a.  At Princeton, Thursday May 17th at 11 a,  By Order,  HUGH HUNTER,  13-td Registra  m.  in  NOTICE  NOTICE.  H.  VV.   N ATES intends to apply  to the   Licence Commissioners for the Nicola   Licence District,  for permission  to   transfer his  hotel licence to A. McDermott and   F. McArthur, for the Commercial Hotel at I IodicV  Dated at Hedley this 20th day of April iilO(>  15-1 II. W.   YATES  Certificate of Improvements.  STEMSET and GUNSITE mineral claims, situate in the  Osoyoos   Mining  Division   of  Yale District    Where located: Camp Fair-  view.  TAKE NOTICK that I, Richard  H.   Parkin-  1    son as agent for The New Fairview Corporation, Limited, Free Miners Certiticate No.  Ji7!)ll5, intend, sixty days from the date hereof,  to apply to. the Mining Recorder for Certificates of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining Crown Grants of the above claims.  And further take notice that action, under  Section :t7, must be commenced before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this flth day of March. li)0ti.  8-0 RICHARD II. PARKINSON  NOTICE.  NOTICE  OIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE. I intend to  v~' apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to purchase 100 acres  of land in the .Similkanieen Division of Yale  District situated as follows: Commencing at a  postmarked "M. Iv" and running in a zigzag  northerly direction on the west line of lot 292  for 40 chains thence west 10 chains, thence  soufcli 40 chains, thence east 10 chains.  D. Gn.i.Ksi'm,  per Wai.tkk Gii.lkspik,  15���������il   Dated April 10th liJOH agent.  NOTICE  OIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE, I intend to  *-* apply to the Chief Commissioners of Lands  and Works to purchase 100 acres of land rles-  cribed as follows : Regaining at a post marked  G. M. A.'s southwest corner, thence running  40 chains east, thence 40 chains north, thence 40  chains west, tlienee 40 chains south to point of  commencement mid-covering the southeast ���������} of  tlie southeast;! of section 25 township 52 and  the northwest J of the N. W. J of sec 29 township 54.  Keremeos, March 31st. lOOfi  TVTOTICE is hereby   given  that,  sixty  A'   .lifter.date, I intend to apply to the  days  Hon.  ourable The Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the following de-scribed land, situate on the east Side of  Okanagan Lake, li. C. Commencing tit a post  set at the northeast corner of the southwest 1  of section 15. Township 28, running South 20  chains, thence West 80 chains, thence North 20  chains, tlienee East 80 chains to point of commencement.  ELI/A MAIR  Dated. March 1st, ll.HMi. 8-il  BRITISH  BANK OF  NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,660.  JIHAD OFFICE IN, CANADA,  11. STI Iv UMAX, General Manager  Reserve���������$2,141,333.  MONTREAL  J. ELMSLV, Supt. of Rranches  BANKING BY MAII���������Accounts of  parties  living at a distance receive our  Hiieelul attention. Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums added  thereto and withdrawn at any anie.    A General Jianking Business Truns-  .     acted.. Drafts issued, payable at all points in Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,  L. Q. riacHAFFIE, Acting Manager  W  huvci just received a.fine line of  New Spring Suits that are extra  special value. ThesoN suits are in handsome dark grey worsteds, with invisible  checks; fancy Scotch tweeds, blue, and  black serge's, and'cut and. tailored in the  styles you see on the best dressed men.  .We have them in both double and  single breasted styles;  Men's two-piece suits, in light greys  anel '.greenish, brown with an invisible  stripe, unlined and gotten up especially  for hot weather. ,  Pique  Sec our new line of imported Silk,  and Washing; Ties.  Campbell & Shier  Gents' Furnishers.  HEDLEY,   B. C.  wsm  ���������a  FIRST-CLASS  IN  EVERY   RESPECT  HOTEL  SIMILKAMEEN  We have   received t>he largest* and best* assorted  stock  of Liquors that*   has   ever   come   into   bhe   Similkameen  Scotch  Canadian Ryes  Usher's Black Label        s  House of Lords  House of Commons  I            Seagram's 83  Canadian Club   ���������  Gooderham & Worts  Black and "White  American  Caledonia Liqueur  Hunter's Baltimore Rye  John Dewar & Sons  Old Hermitage Burbon  Lemp's   St.   Louis   Beer.  McDermott (������b McArthur  Proprietors  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  NOTICE.  TWEDDLE <& REITH, Proprietors.  TVrOTIOE is hereby given that sixty days after  1,1 date, I intend to apply to the iron. The  Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fen-  permission to purchase tlie >S. K. 1 of the S. K. |  of .Section 21, Tp. ;'>l and the S. W. ) of Section  1!)and the north 4 of the S. E. | of Sec. lit and  the S. AY'. I of the S. E. | of .Section l!l in Tp.  30  JOS.IAH GRAHAM  Dated March 8, ISOti. 10-i)  NOTICE  15-9  O. M. ALLISON  SIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE I intend to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to purchaso 100 acres  of land described as follows: Beginning at a  postmarked M. Daly's northwest corner, thence  running 40 chains south, 40 chains east, 40.  chains north, 40 chains west to point of commencement and being southwest 1 of section 29  township 54.  KcrDincos, B. C. .April 21st, ll)0(i.  16-9 M. DALY  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  NOTICE  SIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE I intend to  apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works to purchase the following described  lands situate in the Similkameen Division of  Yale district and described as follows : Starting at a post marked J. 1'. Ct's N. E. corner set  at the N.,\V. corner of Lot 2i(>7. thence south 20  chains, th'enco west 20 chains, thenee north 20  chains, thence cast 20 chains to point of commencement and containing 40'acres more ox-  less.  Keremeos, April 19th, l'JOti.  10-9 J. P. GORDON  NOTICE  I  OIXTY DAYS AFTER DATE, I intend to  v-' apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to purchaso 100 acres  of land described as follows: Beginning at a.  post marked T. Daly's southeast corner, thence  north 40 chains, west 40 chains, south 40 chains  east 40 chains to point of commencement and  being southwest i of southeast 1 of section  and southeast A of southwest \ of section  township 52.  Keremeos, B. C���������  16-9  April 21st, '0(5.  T. DALY,  Per E. M. DALY, Agent THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   MAY   10,    1006.  .1   '  Town and District.  Miss Roberts left for Vancouver- mi  Monday morning.  Divine Services will he held in the  church on Sunday evening at 7:80'  Midway will give $.1000 in prizes on  Victoria Day.  All minor's licences must be renewed before midnight on May 31st.  D. 0. Day of Uosslund. brother of  Chni'lie Day spent Sunday in'town.  Mr. W. J. Forbes went back to Keremeos on Sunday evening where lie  bus''801110 work to do in the building  ' line.  Mr. .1. C. Lalor, president of the  Daly Reduction Co. is expected" to arrive in town to- night from New York.  The official announcement of prosecution of work from Nicola to Princeton is   expected I'l'oiri Winnipeg this  'w������t*k..'. It isclaiinedthat the contract  has been lot.  * Jack Way,has been wire-pulling for  a few days. It was not the political  kind this tii'iie. He was only changing the wires over in moving the local  exchange. ;'  The annual nutting of St. Mary's  parish wiji be held in Fraternity Hall  on Monday, May 21st, at 8:30 p.m.  All menbers and adherents are requested to be present. ���������  ���������The. bridge timbers for .bridges, on'  tlie Midway-Orovilie section of the  V. V. &: E. are being prepareel in the'  yards at Midway. Of these bridges  there.'are some twenty-two in all.  Keremeos will celebrate Empire Day  with horse races, baseball and football  matches and games and sports of  various kinds, [n arranging your en  gagements leave out the 2-lth for  Keremeos.  An opening dance, which proved very  successful was held in Mr. Percy  Marks hotel situated on the new town  ��������� site at Keremeos. Many guests came  from the surrounding district and  danced until the wee   sma'   hours   of  t the morning, when thoy departed to  their libmes, all well pleased with the  jolly time spent.  It is rumored that Richard Russel  ���������of the. New Fairview Corporation has  returned with barrels of money to  make the mare go in Camp Fairview.  It is also mooted that another organization is on the tapis which will make  it the New New Fairview Corporation.  I. L. Deardorf was down from the  Oregon this week with some particularly business like specimens from the  face of the tunnel. Chalcjopyrite and  . born ite are well disseminated through  the rock, and mispickel is considerably  in evidence. The work of the past two  Aveeks has evidently improved materially the prospects of the Oregon.  Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Forbes returned  ���������on Saturday after an absence of something over five months. They spent  ariost of the winter in the Maritime  provinces, and on the way home went  down the coast to Boston and New  Orleans, and made connections with  the earthquake at 'Frisco. They re-  portagooel time barring the strenuous-  ness of the quake.  Rev. L. Thomas left on Friday for  the Coast to attend the meeting of Conference. Mr. Thomas was not aware  of where he would be stationed ��������� during the coining year. On AVednesday  night he was presented by the Ladies'  Sewing Circle with a purse containing  $102.00 obtained by subscriptions from  townspeople. Ice cream and cake  were provided and a pleasant time  spent.  The departure a couple of weeks ago  of two of our citizens was expected to  lead up to something, and it did, for  on Tuesday they returned, "two minds  with but a. single thought and two  hearts that beat as one." The happy  event took place in Westminster on  Monday, April 30th, and the contracting parties were Mr1. John K. Fi-aser  and Miss Mary Eunice McKinnon.  Mr. and Mrs. Fraser are receiving the  congratulations of their many friends  in Hedley.  Mr. Erne-st Waterman, of Princeton,  was in town on Sunday on his way to  Fernie. I.t is understood that the. Vermillion Forks Mining Co., who own  the coal properties upon which all the  development work has been done, are  .going to resume operations this year  on a larger scale, and to this end are  about to have an examination made  by Mr. McEvoy, the geologist of the  Crow's Nest Coal Co, who will be asked  to plan out for them a course of development which will fib in with some  method of future operations. This is  ���������certainly the right Avay to go about it,  feu- the cost of getting expert aelvice in  the initial stage of operations is money  well spent, and Mr. McEvoy has fully  ���������demonstrated his capabilities.  Strawberry Plants  Our trade in Strawberry plants lias grown so  large that we have decided to make a specialty  of tliis branch. We now have large acreage and  strong, healthy, well rooted plants and can furnish them in any quantity. Tlio strawberry  plants we are now selling must not classed with  thoso offered and sold by fruit-growers who simply let strawberry runners . take root' between  the rows after the picking season is over and in  the fall dig regardless, of size or quality. Plants  i grown in our carefully prepared beds are superior, will come into bearing earlier and will  produce liner and better fruit and more of it.  Clyde A.      Per Do/.      Per 100      Per 1000  tilonmary      !���������  Mngoon        J 25o $1.01) S8.00  ' Raspberries  CUTHBERT���������The leading market variety.  Per Doz., $1.50    Per KM), ������3.0(1    Per I0OO, $20.00  .Vegetable Plants  AVo grow large quantities of vegetable plants  and can supply all of the varieties listed below,  in thoir.propcr season in most any quantity. We  have made arrangements this year so that we  can supply all vegetable plants in two grades-  plants direct from the seed beds and those that  have been transplanted into shallow boxes.  TRANSPLANTED PLANTS are much  stronger and better rooted, and are well worth  the price especially in the early part of the  season: AVc can supply most of the leading  sorts. Let us .have your order early and we  will ship them later or as requested.  No plants sent C. O.'D. Write for prices in  large quantities.  Cabbage-               Per Do/. 100 1000  Early or late kinds transplanted........... $ .20      $.75      $<i,00  Not transplanted ........       ��������� !50        4.00  Add 25c per 100 for cabbage plants byjmail  Cauliflower Per Doz 100 1000  Karly Snowball, transpl.   $.30      $1.25      $8.00  Not transplanted ....:.....     ���������       1.00       7.00  Late kinds, transplanted..    .30       1.00        7.00  Late kinds, not transpl       ��������� .75        0.00  .    Add 25o per 100 for plants by mail  *'    Celery Per Don 100 1000  Leading kinds, trans-  ���������   planted. ���������."..$ .25        ������ .75 ���������    $6.00  Not transplanted...:..     ��������� .50        5.00  :  Add 25e per 100 for celery plants by mail  Tomatoes Per Doz 100  Leading kinds, transpl'd      $ .SO $ 1.00  Not transplanted     $ ��������� .75  Add 25c per 100 for tomato plants by mail  Jtlscellaneous Plants.       All transplanted.  Per Doz lOO 1000  Ccleriac .........:..:$ .25 $ .75 $6.00  Egg -Plant. 30- 1.00 7.00  Pepper..:..........     .30 1.00 7.00  Garden huckleberry plants' 30c per doz.   Sweet  Potatoes, yellow skin, H0c per doz.   Several  Thoroughbred Angora Goats for sale,'$20. each.  Several pairs of White Babbits at 81. a pair  No orders for plants accepted unless accompanied by cash  D. ������. Gellatly & Sons,  GELLATLY, B. C.  J HOTELJ  HEDLEY f  %  'K  K  a?  I  i  Under   New   Management  THE BEST PROVIDED  IX KITCHEN* AND UAlt  A X D E V E It Y CAKE  TAKEN FOR THE COMFORT  OF  P A T It () N H.  3  Furniture I  Furniture!  Furniture!  GIBBON   and  M c DO N A L D  Proprietors  Z it  ~- ft  REVELYS  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  Your wants for Livery or Team  Work will be attended to  by calling Rhone 12.        '  W.   F.   REVELY,   Proprietor  11 - 0  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  #     #     *     #     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and  First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, "and Special  Attention   paiel   to   the   Table.  Try  ���������.xxvvaaKmXKfe  Vidoria  c-  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  ..Hedley Meat Market..  Hi Hi Hi iti it/ id Hi Hi Hi if/Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi Hi id Hi Hi  THE UNDERSIGNED HAS  OPENED THE BUTCHER  SHOP ON WEBSTER ST.,  WITH A SUPPLY OF  CHOICE MEATS OF ALL  KINDS���������BEEF, MUTTON  AND PORK :: POULTRY  FOR THE HOLIDAY  SEASON :: :: ::  ifi i)\ i}\ if) i\\ if) /|) it) >}) if) /|i /n if)')) f) '|i if) if)(������i  H. H. Messenger  JVl. McAULEV -        Local flanager  The Hedley  Restaurant  Is Now Open for Business  And is to be con-  ducteel along strictly first - class lines.  Daviel James, the  proprietor, is thoroughly experienced/  having had many  years'experience as a. dining  car cook, and.he knows how  to cater to the "appetite of  the epicurean.  Our stock of Furniture is now  nearly complete and we invite  inspection by all those who require  anything in this line.  Iron Beds  $13, $15, $17.50, $25 and $28  Including best grade of Springs.  Dressers and  Washsta n ds  at $21.50,  $28, $30, ^33, and $40.  Furnishing hotels a specialty.  Our prices will compare favorably:  with coast houses.  Short Orders  When , Choosing a Hotel  try  f 1  i  I  %  %  a  I  1  s  Shatfords,  Limited  \      Agents for      '  MASON   &   RISCH   PIANOS  and  SINGER   SEWING   MACHINES  Northern  I The Great  i =  f  I  K  K  K  k  I  I  K  K  K  K  K  A NEW HOUSE  CONTAINING MOHE  BED  noojr AccoarnoDA-  TIO N T IT A N   A N Y  OTHER  IN TOWN.  T A 15 L E  V I It 8 T -  AXD   15 A K  CLAS S.  KATES     MODERATE.  PETERSON BROS.  &. LIND  Proprietors  i  i  Keremeos New Townsite  Now On the Market.  The V. V. & E. Railway Station will 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 aud 3 acre lots all around town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast,   Just a few  left.   Now is the time to double your money.  For Full Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  J, J. Armstrong-, Manager  Town Lots  $100,  $200  and $250  1, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300 Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  McDougall & Go's  LIVERY, FEED S SALE STABLES  Fairview and Penticton  TMe make oriifinal Begjijnj.tf & (&&>������  in^^dlflBOK on Zinc w ftopperA**  ������ur ������ark is jstVicliij ftrat-cWv^'  flJur prices ore lower for ifie anme-.  guaYibj of a>Drk ifinn elswoWe 'ft ^ v?  Bon'l taVte our cuorS far it i*^ ������etui ua a  trial ariWi*}*2niepiatf������3 prave H -fifi"fi^  MMFfSJI COLUMBIA  t.  ALSO���������  Proprietors���������FAIRVIE W    AN D  STAGE   LINE.  PENTICTON  Good Horses and Bies and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  WHEN   ANSWERING   ADVERTISERS,    MENTION   THE    GAZETTE THE HEDLEY GAZETTE,   MAY   10,   1906.  HEDLEY BOARD OF TRADE  Meeting Passes    Resolution    Protesting  Against Delay in Approving  V. V. & E. Plans.  The Hedley Board of Trade met. on  Saturilay evening last to devil with the  mutter of location  of the V. V.   <K:   E.  line at Hedley and protest against the  action of the Department of Railways  and Canals in forbideling the prosecution of railway construction, between  Hedley and Sixteen Mile ponding examination by  the C. P. R.  Mr. J. D. Brass, vice-president occupied the chair.  Moved by George Sprpule, seconded i  '���������by J. J. .McDonald, and resolved that i  inasmuch as the Hedley Board of j  Trade has learned that restrictions \  have been attached to the approval of j  the plans of the V. V. &��������� E. in the de- j  fusion given by .the Honorable Minister j  of Railways , anel Canals'iii reference.'  to location of the line of the V. V.& E. !  through the town of ' Hedley, thisl  Board, in asking the Hon. Minister.to I  re-consider his decision, beg leave toj  submit, the following.reasons : . j  *     (1) While it is not the wish   of this I'  Board or the people- of Hedley to place i  the C. P. R. at any disadvantage or to  ���������'put any obstacles in the way of their  building   through'this valley and obtaining   at   Hedley all   the   facilities j  which they may reipiiro in the way. of |  convenient station'grounds to enable j  them  to   compete   on  equal  grounds  with their rivals for their share of tlie  trade of the town, yet in-view'of the  ���������.fact that they have never yet by any  official statement issued from the head  office of  the Company,  or by public j  announcement of any prominent offi-j  cial  of the   Company,  declared ��������� that  they will build their'roael through this  'valley-within one or two or any stip-  ulateel   number'of. years,   this  Board  ���������   hold it to be unjust that the C. P. R.  should be allowed to elelay the  work  of railway construction through  this  town on the part of any other road,  or to endeavor to force that road  to  build across.'..'the river and away from  the town.  (2) As the plans of both railways  are fyleel with the. Department .of  Railways and Canals, by which it may  .be seen that the distance between the  two lines is so great that there is  ample room for station .grounds for  ,both roads,-it would seem that the request for time to make examination  ���������was only asked to cause delay.  ��������� - (3) The difference in altitude between  the two roads makers an excellent arrangement so far as the convenience  of the town is 'concerned, in that the  C. P. R. station would be about the  same distance from the centre of the'  town as the V. V. <S: E. anel would be  reached by roads underneath a high  V. V. & E. trestle, thereby doing  awav with any dangerous railway  crossing.  (���������!���������) The absence of any time limit for  making examination may pe-rmit the!  C. P. R. to defer sending engineers for  an indefinite'period and ^-ause endless  delav and loss to the town.  (5) The direct evidence, as well as  assurance from prominent officials of  the Great Northern, that construction  work woulel be under way at Hedley  in the early part of the year ca.used  business'men here to stock up in a way  that they woulel not have done had  thev known that the Minister of Railways woulel allow the C. P. R. to  cause this elelay, and unless the pei ioel  of waiting be soon brought te> an end  by allowing construction to proceed,  the consequences mav be most serious.  For these reasons. the Board ask  that the Honorable Minister of Railways and Canals re-consider his ele-  e-ision and accord unconditional approval of the plans of the V. V. tv. E.  unless the C. P. R. complete their examination within ten days of date of  notice, which should immediately be  given them.  Anel that a copy of this resolution  be sent to Duncan Ross, M. P., to be*  .submitted to the Hon. Minister of  Railways anel Canals, and to the Honorable iloard of Railway Commissioners of Camilla. ' ���������C.-irried.  PROPERTY IN  A  Good,  Safe  Investment  And  Will  Make  Money  For  is tlie supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the 'famous "Nickel  Hedley  Plate"���������the richest gold  mine  in  Canada���������and many other  promising mines anel prospects.    It is the mining and business  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  centre of the  Similkameen  the new mining district which has already been proven, by a  s,mall amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold', copper and coal mining sections of :  British Columbia.  Scott Ave. (main st.) ....   $400 to $600  Other Streets.......... .-.������������������'  ........... $200 to $400.  ...TERMS...  HEDLEY is the chief town on the route of the proposed'  Coast-Kootenay Railway ;   anel with the advent of this roael,  which is assured in  the  near future,   it will unquestionably  become a, large and important city, anel town lots will bring  big returns; on money invested at the present time.  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  TSfiXryyntixBxvriF^:^^^  fr^.4^!-~"x������>f!i.''u'*,1n'Ztstr.\at-j\t^u..  invest  ,; -, - ���������>        ���������   '1       ,  ise.a few Lots before the hallway 'Comes;  ������  For F^oll Particulars, Maps Etc.,  ��������� ���������   ���������^\F������F������I->'   TO��������� . :  ��������� .l :  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and rianager,  HEDLEY, B.C  FAIRVIEW NOTES.  Mrs. Cooke, ageel 72 years, elieel of  heart trouble at Ranch Best, Myers  Valley, on Tuesday May 1st after one  day's illness. Deceased leaves a. husband and one daughter, both of whom  are residents of Myers Valley. The.  latter is Mrs. Patten.  Miss Norah Rayburn, of Myers Flat,  was suddenly taken ill with bronchial  trouble recently and a messenger Avas  sent in the elead of night to Penticton  for the doctor.  Miss Owens, of San .Francisco, came  in a few days ago to visit S. anel W.  Hine. Miss Owens is an experienced  doctor of osteopathy and is at present  nursing at Ray burn's.  Better times are expected. Mr. Rus-  sel will be in shortly anel it is saiel that  the mine will be working in a month  or two, but nothing definite is known.  Mr. Lee, secretary of the New Fair-  view Corporation, made a trip to Victoria a short time ago, taking the company's'books with him.  Everything is drying up anel the  farmers are wearing long anel sour  faces.   . .^r-   MIDWAY NOTES.  Making   Preparations     for     Mammoth  Celebration on Victoria Day.  To make good bread you  must have good flour. If  you want the best bread  you must use the best  flour.  The annual meeting of the Southern  Okanagan Land Co. was held at Penticton on Tuesday.  An attempt was made to rob the  Oroville bank last week. Midway also  has been infested of late with undesirable characters anel a few attempted  hold-ups by foot-pads have occurred.  These are concomitants of the railroad:  but if Hedley could only get railway  work moving here we would be satisfied to take it with these gentry thrown  in and risk the chance of keeping tlii-m  in check.  BOOT &   SHOE  MAKER  HEDLEY, B. C  Midway has been jogged a little out  of her usual routine of late. As Victoria Day approached, her citizens began to think of her reputation as host  to many hundreds of visitors on that  day for several years past, and tlie desire was general that she eclipse all  past efforts in 1000. Some weeks since  an energetic committee set to work to  get up a banner celebration for the  coming 21th of May.  In raising funds no difficulty has  been experienced, The citizens have  been generous and the increased population makes it easier to do bigger  things than ever before. Liberal prizes  have been provided for every line of  sport anil the large purses Avill bring  lively contests in horse races, baseball,  hose races, bicycle, cowboy, prospector and other events  Word comes from Greenwood, Phie-  nix. Grand Forks, Curlew, Ferry,  Eholt and other points that many arc  coming to look on anel they are bringing men and horses to take part and  incidentally carry olf prizes.  Midway has hitherto been amply  able to take care of Victoria Day  crowds, and her greatly increased hotel accommodation gives assurance  that there will be abundance for visitors.  Special trains will be run by  the  C.  P. 11. and the Great Northern ; the  Greenwood city band of 20 pieces will  be in attendance anel Midway looks  her best in May.  ousehold  IS THE FINEST FLOUR MADE.  You can always depend  on it.    Use no other.  ~ ~ FOR SALE BY    SHfiTFORDS, LIMITED  tieclleij and Fairview  X  X  x  x  x  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  *  X  X  X  i  X  X  X  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,   B.C.  TUjAVING   taken   the   management   of   this  well   known  house we wish to announce to the public  that it will  be entirely renovated anel remodelled with new and modern  improvements. Special attention will be paid the dining- room.  The bar will be stocked with the very best liquors and cigars.  'it'  I  5  f  J-  S  f  I  I  I  X ���������'���������.���������'*  X .'it  ������ McDermott ������> McArthur, Proprietors    1  x ���������������������������������������������������������������*  Cawsten 8 Edmond  PURVEYORS  OF  ALL If INDS  OF  'Fresh Meats  Fish  Vegetables  ^ AND '"  Fruit  Cut Rates on  Orders by both Penticton  and Overland Stages.  Inquire for Latest Fruit Arrivals.  HEDLEY,    -   -   -   B. C.  Hotel Keremeos  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.  KEREMEOS,  C.  to  id  j  0  1  0  PI  H  Llveru, Feed and stage  STABLES  ==   ESTABLISHED  1903   =====  Fine New  Covered   Stage  Carrying Royal Mail,  Passengers and Express to  Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton  :0:-  Special Pigs for Travellers, and  '   Every Attention Paid to Wants  of the Public. :        :  :0:-  W. E. WELBY, Proprietor.

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