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Array .i*>-u .?.��������������������������� iijr.r'rjyij'A ,W'wry\l ���������-< 'rx.mm-i ���������'������������������;,���������  feffn   "   ���������.���������''���������������������������;-'.';'.-   ��������� -':  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  ���������i     Volume V.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 1909.  Number 46.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  "S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  W. H. T. GAHAN  Barrister,   Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  , ,  Murk Block  PENTICTON,      -  *^  B. C.  DAN MANN  cirajratES  Says New Mileage of C. N. R.  Has Not Been Drain on  Other Sections of  the Line  JIM HILL TO BUILD AS ONCE  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for The Gkf.at West Life Insurance Company.  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  NET REVENUE;$2;589,920'.82  Provinces Guaranteeing* Bonds Have  Never Been Called Upon, as Net  Earnings Have Been Sufficient.  G. MILBURN  BRICKLAYER AND PLASTERER.  IS l'llEl'AHED TO ATTEND TO ANY*.  WORK IN THIS LINE  THOSE i    REQUrRING     C1IIMNEVS  BUILT MAY HAVE TIIK WORK  DONE IN GOOD SHAPE  HEDLEV      -     and     -      KEREMEOS,  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates .Moderate.  A. Barnes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  HOTEL HEDLEY  Newly Renovated Throughout.  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Best only  in Liquors and Cigars.  D. G. Hackney*. Prop.  Hedley.  Grand Union  HEDLEY, B.C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A.WINKLER, Proprietor  A. MEG RAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer-,  Real Estate.  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  : Under Land  Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for: /  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  Columbia Fire Insurance Co.  Calgary Fire Insurance Co.  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean 'Accident and Guarantee Co.  United Wireless Telegraph Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  -.. *.     *     ������     *     *  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  EvenjthinQ New and First-Class  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention  paid   to  the   Table.  ��������� Victoria,  Nov. 17.���������Acknowledging  a telegram from a well known   Victoria financier,  in which definite in-  formntion  was  asked   regarding   the  exnet financial position  of the Canadian Northern, and the security - offered British Columhia for the desired  guarantee   of bonds,   Vice-President  D. D. Mann telegraphs as follows :  "Winnipeg, Man., Nov. 16, 1900.  "Referring to your telegram of the  13th,  Canadian Northern  mileage in  operation by provinces' is:   Ontario  354;-Manitoba,   1522;- Saskatchewan,  1006; Alberta, 214.   Total, 3096.  /'Additional mileage under construction by provinces and. expected  to be finished this year: Manitoba 180:  Saskatchewan, 210; Alberta 170. Total,  560.  "Gross earnings in all provinces for  the fiscal year ending June 30, 1909;  $10,581,767.93; operating expenses, $7,-  015,405,7676; net earnings, $3,566,362.17.  Deduct for interest paid on bonds  guaranteed by Dominion and Provincial Govern mentis j $976,441.35. Net  revenue $2,589,920.82. ;       :  "Deduct the interest on other se-  urities issued by railway company not  guaranteed by any government, $1,-  943,175.78; leaving a surplus of $646,-  745.04.  "After providing for all fixed charges  the experience since Canadian Northern began business is that the additional new milage added year by year  has not been a drain upon the older  section of the line. Our annual report  established this beyond question.  "I believe the same condition will  be amply borne out with the completion of the British Columbia section, particularly having regard to  the large moyement of timber to the  other provinces. The present transportation l-ate on timber averages $10  to $12 per thousand. Therefore  twenty billion feet would amount to  over $200,000,000.  "Our balance sheet at June 30 last  showed total bonds guaranteed, $26,-  727,183.37 made up as follows ; Guaranteed by Dominion government, $9,-  359, 996.72; guaranted by province of  Manitoba, $17,367,1S6.65; total, $25.-  727.2S3.37.  "The provinces of Alberta and  Saskatchewan have guaranteed 920  miles and 410 miles respectively at  $13,000 per mile on lines partly under  construction and not yet earned,  "The Dominion government has also  guaranteed $13,000 per mile on a further 657 miles and 100 miles at $25,-  000 per mile, partly constructed, but  not yet fully earned.  "The principal and interest on all  bonds to be guaranteed by the province of British Columbia will be secured by first mortgage on such lines  and the Canadian Northern will be  responsible to make good any deficit  on principal and interest.  "The government will be subrogated to the rights and sucurity of  the oond-holclers the same as irr the  case of guarantees by the Dominion  and other provinces.  "The Canadian Northern as before  stated has never called upon guarantors, the net earnings always being  ample to meet all charges. This does  not include the operation of 2000 rrriles  in eastern Canada which are distinct  organizations, but are controlled by  our firm.  "I hope this   information   is   satis-  Railway Construction to Begin on V. V.  c.-i't. from Princeton Immediately  ���������Also on West-'End.   \  Immediate operation-r*i-4n grading  ing west of Princeton is evidently one  of the first evidences of the beneficial  effect of the McBride railway policy.  This has now been decided on and is  to be prosecuted- in the niOst vigorous  manner. Not only is work to go forward from this end hut work on grading the portion from Abbotsford to  Hope Yvhich John Oliver, was talking  about having-the province build and  ran as a government line, is to be  rushed. Instructions were issued from  St. Paul on Monday.        :  Already Manitoba's experience is  being, repeated, , Wh^ir Manitoba  guaranteed the bonds of the Canadian  Northern to build a road which would  connect Winnipeg with the great  lakes and also to build branch lines in  Manitoba, this compelled other roads  to build in order to hold their own  and the result was a period of expansion hitherto unparalleled in that  province.  British Columbia is now about to repeat the history. As for John Oliver  thls effectually disposes of his Hope  Mountain railway pretensions.  ANOTHER   BUSTED  IDOL  The Peachland Indian Lands Mare's Nest  Sprung by Fred Wade Aptly  Classifies Wade  SHATFORD   BY   BIG    MAJORITY  The latest advices after a very  thorough canvass of the riding indicate a very decisive victory for Shatford. The electors are overwhelmingly in favor of his return. The only  thing now is to get the vote out.  Neither does his strength lie in any  particular section, hut all over the.  riding and it would not be at all surprising to find that he;may obtain a  majority in every polling place.  With the V.   V.   <fc  E^, build  over  When Bruce in the Saturday Sunset claimed a fortnight ago to have  discovered in Fred Wade a" gem of  statesmanship of purest ray seieno, he  evidently did not count on Wade  shattering his idol so soon and so  effectually as he did in the so-called  Indian lands scandal,, at Peachland  which the said Wade sprung at Nelson with all the dramatic fervor he  could command.  His charge was that the government had by secret order-in-council  given away to W. A. Lang, a political  favorite, 2438 acres or a quit claim of  its reversionary rights in that number  of acres of Indian land at the mere  nominal price of $2.50 per acre when  other land in that vicinity was selling  readily at $300 per acre. Simultaneously with the springing of Wade's  mine which was to blow up the government, the more, sensational of the  Liberal press in flaring head lines announced the discovery of the scandal,  and the yellower the journal the,more  flaring the headline.  But when the smoke had cleared  away, what was there in it all ? Merely the lawful carrying out by the government of a clause in tbe amended  land act which had been passed in the  session-of 1908 with the full knowledge  and consent of- lawyer J. A. Mnc-  donald the late leader of the opposition and John Oliver the present leader. That particular piece of law is  chapter- 30, section 80 of the statute of  1908, yet this great legal light Wade,  Bruce's brand new discovery of statesmanship did not seem to know anything about the existence of this  innocent piece of law that enabled W.  A. Lang to apply for the government's  SIT ON THE FREAKS  Freak Legislation Was Responsible For  Years of Delay and Millions of  Dollars Loss to British  Columbia.  Hope Mountain, what  is" loft '"foL--\is:'jri:e.ye'rsio.hary interest ill  the' land  in  to argue about?  question.    We are not now discussing  MARK YOUR BALLOT THUS  And You Vote for  Four More Years  Prosperity   in   British   Columbia  and Lots of Railways-Real,  not Paper Ones  ELMHIRST  Richard Elmhirst, of Keremeos,  Rancher  SHATFORD  Lytton Wilmot Shatford, of Hedley  Merchant  L  RATES TO BE CONTROLLED.  When The Premier   Gets   Jollying Dan  Mann on Fixing of Final Terms  All   Will be   Well.  (Saturday Sunset Oct. 30th.)  "As for the conditions in respect to  factory.  (Signed)  D. D. Mann.  the capitalization and control of rates  Premier McBride assured me these  would all he incorporated in the hill to  be brought into the Legislature giving  effect to the agreement. The memorandum of the agreement is merely a  skeleton or basis of the agreement to  prepare by act of the Legislature. D.  Mann came armed with a resolution  of his board of directors authorizing  him to close and sign an agreement  on the spot, but the government,  wisely, I think, decided to take time  to thoroughly thresh out the details  with the electorate and the Legislature before binding itself, except on  the general lines to which both the  C. N. B. and the government are. now  committed."  the merits of the law referred to nor  expressing any opinion on the desirability of Lang's investment but we are  discussing both the ability and the  integrity of a man in Wade's position  making such an exhibition of himself.  Bowser's expose of Wade's trumped-  up scandal was most effective when he  pointed out that the first man to make  application under the amendment was  none other than our old friend Smith  Curtis who had ohtained his whack at  only 50 cents per- acre or only one-fifth  of whnt|Lang, thegovernnient favorite,  was compelled to pay.  The law which made it possible to  make such application and which was  merely being carried out by the  officials of the department also provides that every alienation made under  this section must be submitted to the  Legislature at its next sitting within  fifteen days after the opening thereof.  Truly Bruce's newly discovered  statesman is a busted idol.  The address delivered by Mr. Elmhirst to the electors of Similkameen  was not nearly as voluminous as that  inflicted on us last election by Smith  Curtis, but here and there in it was  seen a touch of the freakish. Whether  Mr. Elmhirst learnt it from Smith  Curtis or whether- it is a trait that  goes with Lhe political creed we do  not know, but nevertheless 'there it is  in his manifesto.  One of his planks is "free homestead.''for malt-and female." Foi-the  reason already stated, this may be  original with Mr. Elmhirst, but it is  not new to the electors of this*.district. Why man alive! they heard it  in the campaign of 1900 from W. J.  Snodgrass who ran against Price  Ellison in that election, Mr. Snodgrass was an Oregonian, who came  here in 1893, but did not become naturalized until a few weeks before lie  came out as candidate against Price.  He was chuck full of notions and  one of them was "free homesteads" by  means of which "his sisters and his  cousins and his auuts" might be able  to come into British Columbia in ease  and comfort and obtain for- nothing  the title deed for lands as good, or  nearly as good, as those for which the  first settlers, who came in before there  were roads or trails had to pay fcheir  dollar an acre, and in many cases build  their own roads with little or no assistance from the governrfient.  It was scarcely to be expected, how-'  ever, that Mr. Elmhirst who is generally credited with  an "inclination to  deal fairly  would  entertain  ideas of  that kind, much less propose Ihem.  But  apart,    altogether,   from."the  question of fairness or justice involved,  where is the need 'for- any change' in   "  this direction or what good  purpose  would   be served   by it?   British Columbia (arid at all events,   this section  of it) is not a country where land is a  drug in the market arid where, it'must  be disposed /of like chewing gum by  throwing in a bonbon with every acre.  So far as settling  up  the  country is  concerned the dollar an  acre charged  pre-ernptors does not figure at all, and  not one iota  more ot bona fide settlement would result to the province by  reason    of   unoccupied   lands    being  made absolutely free grant instead of  being subject to  the. present nominal  charge of $1.00 per  acre.    The bona  fide settler who  cannot  finance   the  payment of the  $1.00 per acre on the  present liberal terms given him undei-  the Land Act will be no acquisition to  this or any other province  and  the  candidate who will appeal to any portion of the electorate   ou  a   plea so  utterly   insignificant bears   the   earmarks of the demagogue.  On the other hand it is doubtful  whether it was not a mistake in framing the present Land Act to fix the  price as low as $1.00 per acre. If you  cheapen the idea of land value in the  public mind you at once create a prejudice against going on the land. If  Mr. Elmhirst had lived as long in this  district as the writer has and had seen  the parcels of land that had been taken  up and abandoned time after time he  would appreciate better this phase of  the question, and there is no doubt  whatever that the low value placed on  the land by the statute had much to  do with it.  British Columbia has already been  taught a severe lesson on the danger  of allowing amateur law-makers with  fad notions to tinker with our laws.  The only protection against it is to  promptly sit on any tendency of this  kind just as soon as the first symptom  is noticed.  VITAL   CAMPAIGN ISSUES.  When the style of a man's hair cut,  and the color of his hair become issues-  in a campaign, it would appear that,  the party using that kind of argument is running woefully short of'  material, yet that is now forming a,  considerable portion of the attention,  heing paid to Premier McBride by the-  opposition. Bruce and Wade are  strong on that particular line and  have dealt with it more exhaustively.. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 25,-1909.,..  '{  '   and '.:"���������������������������/. ..;-.���������  S:r.-;51k������i*;teeri Advertiser:'��������� '_.'   ,'  ssiicd on Thursdays, by'tlie iIkpi.kv Gazktii-:  Pkinti.s'o ,ixii I'ri-.i.i.siiiNi: Cdmi-anv.  I.imi'I'KIi.   nt Ifodlev.  ii. ('.  running  Subscriptions in Advance !  Per Year '. ���������-...- ��������� ��������� ��������� &���������><<��������� '  "   (United States) '.  "!.;*'i {  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 1- linos to the inch;  Land Notices���������Certilleates of improvement. <-!<:.  !*7.00 for UO-riuy notices, and $0.01) for 30-duy  iiotices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, 51.00 for one insertion, 'lo cents for  each subsequent-insertion.' Over one inch,  10 cents per line for lirst .insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion..  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  Sl.:i"; over l inch and up to 1 inches. Sl.U0  per inch pormonth. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than lorn- inches, on  application, rates will he given of reduc-ea  charges, based on size of space and ���������lo-ugi.h  of time.  Advertisements will .bo changed once every'  month if advertiser desires. without any extra  charge. For changes oftenor l lian once a inniitJi  tho   price ot composition  will  be charged al'  regular w.te.--.  Changes for contract advertisements sboul.i  be in fcii'j oilicc by noonnn Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.-.  A. MEGKAW, ManairiiiK h'ditor. ,  th rou gh'. And they  .would put the?pjrc)viiifce,'oi* thej*  ��������� say ,they would "put- .the province to.th������ expense of a madcap  scheme like that for the mere  sake of opposition and oppose  the bringing in of another  transcontinental line that will  not cost the province a cent.  If John Oliver thinks that tlie  function of an opposition is to  oppose everything which the  government brings up regardless of its merits or demerits,  he is a back number as an op  position leader.  ��������� Eimhirst's railway is the "if-  and", "but" J railway���������:the". one  which'is no where- to be found  except under John Oliver's, hat  and curling in the smoke  .wreaths .from Bruce's pipe. .It  wouldn't be worth shucks to  haul those potatoes on that  Bruce talks ho much about.  BRITISH COLUMBIA  TIRED WAITING  "N AND NOW  Wi:en the Grand Trunk Pacific bargain   was being, negotiated John Oliver and his followers  wouldn't listen for a moment to  any  thought  or suggestion of  government    ownership.     The  Liberals  were  prepared  to let  the country in for an enormous  expenditure  by way   of aid   to  the    G. T. P.     There   was    no  guarantee business about it,  no  mere indorsement of the G.T.P.  bonds  or guarantee  that they  were willing to pay the interest  on those bonds in case the company couldn't pay, but a straight  putting the  hand in the pocket  and paying them .over the cash.  The    conservative     opposition  claimed  it was   too  much  aid  to give and figured out that the  road was going to cost far more  than   the  government said   it  would,    but   the   government  spouters    hooted   and    jeered  them  and   maintained  that  it  would  not cost the quarter of  what their opponents said,  and  they wouldn't even put a clause  in the  agreement limiting  the  cost of construction   to the absurdly  high figure  which their  opponents  said  it  would  cost.  The conservatives on the other  hand  declared for government  ownership    and     wanted    tlie  country   to   pay   nine   millions  more,    which    they   contended  was all it was nccessaiy to pay,  to own tho whole road and thus  be able to control freight rates.  J\ o\v they have already found  out that it Inis cost millions  more than the most extravagant estimate that the most extravagant Tory debater had  said it would cost.  How can John Oliver or his  supporters justify their pretended position���������for they have  no real or definite position���������in  this contest? They now evince  a willingness to entertain the  idea of government ownership  at last��������� -but government ownership of what V A bit of railway  that is to run from nowhere to  nowhere aud a tunnel that they  think other railways that insist  on a maximum gradient of four-  fifths of one per cent are going  to climb over  mountains to get  "British Columbia can wait"  has for several years past been  the motto of rich railway corporations that should long ago  have given this; province better  railway facilities'. They found  that railways were more easily  and. .cheaply -built on the  prairies and when.- built had  work to do in hauling wheat.  Another thing that made them  build was the necessity of do.ing  so in order to hold their own  against the Canadian Northern  Avhich was building into all the  best localities, with' money  which they had, been',. able to"  borrow in England and elsewhere at favorable rates because of governmental guarantee of their bonds.  Premier McBride was shrewd  enough: to see, that -British. Columbia can put an end to this  everlasting period of waiting  by applying the same spur'as  the other -provinces have used  so successfully; and the electors  of this province also have savvy  enough to know a good thing  when they see it. As a result  they will on this Thursday Nov.  25th, put .an end to-.the period  of waiting in the manner desired by the Premier, for they will  indorse his 'rail way .policy.  Tapper's disapproval of the  railway policy, he admits, even  extends to Manitoba. "All!s  Avell that ends well" is ail..aphorism that must be modified  to fit into t/io Tupper creed. It  should t:' .^.'-^nothing can be  well no matter how it end, if it  has not been engineered and indorsed by Tupper."  73 Years in Businest  Money Orders  A vote for Shatford is a vote  for immediate coast connection  and competitive rates for it will  at once, secure tlie' completion  of competing lines. A vote for  Elmhirst is a vote for a man  who says he is opposed to the  only plan in sight that can .give  immediate coast connection and  competitive rates.  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  Small sums  of money  can be transniitteo safe- <���������  ly.���������conveniently���������and  . at trifling expense���������by'  our Banker's Association i-iV{~oncy Orders.  Monev Urclers for $5.00 or  under cost  3 cents  "   "       "        -'    5.00 to $10.00    "     6    "  "   10.00 to   30.00    "   10    "*  "  30.00 to   50.00    "   15    "  ^    ��������� ���������__  Hedley  Branch,    -   -    L. G. MacHaffie, Manager  Is-  yjl-i'f-jjjn-i---if,.f<"-'  nw ���������^^rt^r^'^t^m  erenieos  GEO. KIRBY, 'nkhager'.  Never before did an election  in this province excite the interest on- the outside which this  one is doing and papers on the  outside are even tajdng a.hand  in it. The principal Opponent  of the government on the outside is the Winnipeg Free Press  which is known to be the most  pronounced C P. R. paper in  Canada.  First  Class  in  Every  liespect.     Commercial arid  Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton- <  Princeton  Stage  Line.  KEREHEOS,  B. C.  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  John Oliver is getting sporty  in his old age. At the Nelson  meeting he offered to bet $100  that there was no white labor  clause in any agreement which  the B. C. government had with  the G. T. P. The editor of the  Nelson News called the bet and  produced a copy of the agreement which specified the Asiatic  restriction very plainly. John  hasn't paid up yet.  *t, ,    WHEN YOU,HANKETR FOR  -���������  *  Fresh Beef,  Cured Meats,  or  Fish or Poultry  at  at  at  t  I  at  x  at  x:  at  at  at  x  tt  at  St.  at'  at  at  3  at  CALL UP PHONE IVo. 5  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  BL J. EPM������NB)5  Us IWfosta"  I  f  i  x  Tupper says British Columbia  can wait. McBride. says we  won't wait! '       '  It is about time that Tupper  (pere) should take Tupper (fils)  across his knee and apply the:  slipper.  Forty millions of outside  money spent ..in British Columbia during the'next four years  in railroad construction will sro  down with the people and be  much more palatable than the  Tupper-Oliver-Wade jeremiads.  Many a bairn roars and whimpers for jam when a plate of  porridge and a good spanking-  would be better for it. That is  the way with Bruce in his outcry for the building of the C. N.  R. over the Hope Mountain.  To Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, Premier McBride is a political upstart (vide Bruce) because .he has ^ been chosen to  dominate in Conservative councils in this province instead of  Tupper; and McKenzie and  Mann are railway upstarts because they have dared to do  railway business in opposition  to the C. P. R. which was created when Tupper (pere) was  Sir John's Minister of Railways.  METEOROLOGICAL.  ��������� The following- uro the leadings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Nov. 20 :  AT THE MINE.  Maximum  Minimum  Nov. 14  .  ....      .--���������._  ���������-  15  ������������������    .   .  ���������  16  ���������  ���������  '    '-"17,"'  ���������  ���������  18  ��������� ..      '   ' ���������     .   ..  -.���������  19  ���������r  ���������'  .20  .   ,...-.         ��������� . .  '   ���������  Houses to Let.  i Roomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������������15.00 per month.  i Roomed Cottage���������������10.00 per- month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������SS.00 per mouth. (  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  To be accused of inconsistency  by a- paper that in defiance of  all laws of navigation will steer  as adroitly north by south and  perform weekly such political  gymnastics as the Saturday Sunset, is hard lines indeed.  Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper  wouldn't be a Tupper if he did  not scrap for the C. P. R. That  corporation is down on McBride  and his government for the encouragement they have given  opposition railways and that  accounts for Tupper's presence  in the C. P. R. stronghold of  Revelstoke to beat, if possible,  McBride's Minister of Public  "Works, Hon. Tom Taylor.  .Average maximum temperature ���������-.���������  Average minimum do ������������������'���������-���������  Mean temperature '��������� ������������������.���������  Rainfall for the week     .     inches.  Snowfall . -   ",       " =      8.   .       "    ���������  COKKESPONOING WEEK Orj- LAST YEAK   '  Highest maximum temperature 38  Average maximum do' "'  Lowest minimum' do  Average minimum do  Mean  35.12  24  27.28  31.35  Nov 14  15  16  17  IS  19  20  Minimum  9  10  12  28 .  32  25  29 '  do  AT THE MILL.  Maximum  26  26.  31       . ..  36  41 ..  43  36  Average maximum temperature 34.14  Average "minimum do 20.71  Mean do 27.42  Rainfall for the week   .28   inches  Snowfall "     .  CORRKSPONDING WEEK Ob' LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 56  Average do do J9.71  Lowest minimum do 27  Average do do 33.  Mean do 41.25  NOTICE  ���������MOTICE is hereby given that the Colonial  1'       Gold Mining Company alone, is responsible for all debts contracted by it in its pre-,  sent development work of the Apex Group of  Mineral Claims. '.' '  W. D. McMillan.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  District oj- Yale.  -"TAKE NOTICK that I, B. E. Crichton of  x Okanagan Mission, occupation Farmer,  intend to apply for permission to purchase tho  following described lands:���������'  Commencing at a post planted at the Northwest corner of the south-cast'quarter of section 13, Township 28,   running thence cast 40  If the Saturday Sunset's senseless abuse of Jim Hi1! and opposition to extension- of time on  his V. V. & E. charter should by  chance result in tlie time for  completion under the charter  not being extended, all the connection with the coast which  we in Hedley and- Keremeos  are ever likely to get, will be  via Wenatchee. The proper i e-  buke for the Sunset's mischievous interference will be  the retention of Mr. Eimhirst's  deposit.  If you are asked to indorse a  note what kind of man do you  li refer to indorse for, the one  who is solvent and making good  money, or the one who is not  holding his own? The Canadian Northern last year had  gross earnings $10,581,707.93 :  their operating expenses were  7,015,405.76, leaving net earnings  $3,500,302.17; deduct also for interest on bonds guaranteed by  Dominion and Provincial governments $976,441.35 and the  not revenue is $2,589,920.82.  That  Try  ������������vsv\\\WV������k.  is   why   no  government  that has guaranteed their bonds  has ever had to pay a cent. B.  C is merely indorsing a good  man's note.  ADVERTISE  IN    THE   GAZETTE!  chains, thence .south -10 chains, thonee west 10  chains; thence north 40 chains to point of commencement and containing 160 acres. This  post is f> ft south of a survey post marked i  running cast and west and more particularly  known as the north-cast corner of the southwest J of Section 15, Township 28.  BERTRAM EDWIN CRICHTON  August tlth, 1900. -10  EXAMINATION    FOR    INSPECTORS  STEAM UOILKRS AND  MACIIINKItV  OF  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  PXAMINATIONS for tho position of In-  ���������*-* specter of Steam Boilers and Machinery,  under the "Steam Boilers Inspection Act, 1001,"  will be held at the Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, commencing November 8th, IliOll.  Application and instruction forms ci-n be had  on application to the undersigned, to whom the  former must bo returned, correctly filled in,  not later than November 1st, 1SW0. Salary,  ������110,00 per month.  JOHN PECK,  Chief Inspector of Machinery  New 'Westminster, B. C.  $1  '31  /  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  "M'OTICE is hereby given that the Qo-parrner-  ���������'���������*' ship heretofore subsisting between the  undersigned as barbers under the name and  style of Saunders and Butler has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. AJ1 debts owed  by tho said firm in connection with the business in Hedley will be paid by W.T. Butler, by  whom all debts owing to the said firm will be  collected.  Witness "I    A. J. Saunders  A. Mcgraw /   W. T. Butler  ���������fvJOTICI" is hereby given for the information  *���������* of Voters, that the Lieutenant-riovcrnor  in Council has determined that the holding of a i  General Election oilers a favorable opportunity  to obtain the view:-; of Electors on the question  of Local Option.  For such purpose, a vote will be taken on tho  Aithof November instant, at. tho same tinieas  the vote for the election of candidates to. the  Legislative Assembly.  HENRY ESSO.V YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary.  i l  if  li  SUBSCRIBE FOB THE  3AZETTE!  Ji  -i  i!  .'I  mum THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 25. 1909.  A-  *    i  ft j; Kflte* m  fiEDLEyS NEW BUT6A&RS  The undersigned1, have  opened a Shop in,the  commodious building  formerly occupied by  H. H. Messenger and  have on hand a supply  of all kinds of Meat and  Vetegables.  Town and Distrk*.  fl. J. KING & GO.  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. i3, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  ARTHUR CLARE  W. M  H. D.  BARNES,  Secretary  at  at  I  X  ������  at  at  I  I  at  s  ������  at  at  at-.  I"  at  x  at  at,  I  f  ,^M .  i;;V UJ .^.u-*.-*v<   j*>  r^������e<s      -M-~~ ���������    >   * y < r '���������    ! lV  1 \r" <������������������   1BvW,!?a       *"  X  X  X  .x  X  X  X  X  i  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  X  I  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar   first - class.    Rates  moderate.  X  X  X  I.  IS  X  I  I  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor J  'W^W^^^^t^*^Ht?"^"^l^"^*^'*^l|;H'HH"K*'l?it  To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.  Mr. R, G. Shier returned from the  coast on Saturday last.    ,,     -������������������'  Miss' tSmrtheraui, "of'Keremeos, if"  visiting the Misses, McLean.  The dance on Friday evening, was  well attended and a.good time reported. "        -  Thank goodness! Next week ��������� we  can get back to-news instead of politics.  Mr-. T. G". McAulill" returned to town  last week, and is again at work in his  tailor- shop.  Mrs. J. M. Wright returned to her  home in Princeton orr Wednesday last  alter a foi tnight's visit with Dr. and  Mrs. Whillans.  )   - '*     -  Near Midway a cougar killed a June  calf belonging to John li. East, ate a  little of it and the coyotes took the  overs.���������Ledge.  Discount of 25 per- cent, on all lines  of stationery "in stock. Other bargain's  equally as good. 'Call and see us.���������  Hedley Drug Store.  Tlie bridge gang came back at the  end of last'week and are camped-on  Pinto flat adjoining the town. They  are taking out the false work of the  bridge'at the third crossing.  Mrs. Revely returned to Hedley ori  Saturday evening, after an absence of  a little more than a year. During  her absence she found no place as  healthful as the, Similkameen, and is  glad to get back to Hedley. - .-  Mr. Hugh Cameion, who died recently at (Jamp McKinney of heart  disease is reported to liave left a fortune of about $100,000 in cash and  property. Although he made no will,  this will go to his brother- in Victoria.  The Gazette is endeavoring to get  out a day earlier this week and consequently the forms, arc being made  ill even the remotest.constituency and  no' report of any -political "meeting  either in the Kootenay's or elsewhere  made any mention of hiiiitaking'part.  ,By a strange irony, however, tidings  of him weieat last heard, from the  most unexpected source, for- Woe i.s  me ! it was by his friends he was undone. Wade launched his thunderbolt, sprung his mine, discovered the  Peachland mare's mest, invented the  scandal- just such a (railing scandal  as Smith himself would have delight  ed in, but when they came to digit  up, and when they had got down deep  enough, here was found Smith Cnrtis  at Lhe very bottom for Billy Bowser  to drag out to public view. Little Jack  Horner of immnital memory was  satisfied to pi/iin his thumb but Smith  Curtis (il'it*������ci-e abc.indal) was in it  with both feet.  It is to be hoped that the incident  will prove a lesson to Wade and ail  others who,seek to play the political  game along the line of falsehood innuendo and slander, that' 'To tlie.piu-e  all things are pure." # .  >o+o+<  STRATEGICAL POSITIONOF K. V.  new aooSs  ARRIVING AT  :EVERY' WEEfc==  JUST IN some nice lines of  ~   t  How   Bruce   Regards   the   Part   to  Played by the Kettle Valley Ry.  In Getting Outlet for  Nicola  ' and Princeton Coal.  be  Family Groceries  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  MRS. Q.B.LYONS.  Stoves Re-Lined  AND     ���������  General Tinsmitning  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B. MEAUSETTE  Keremeos St������at>5on.  PELAGE  Livery, Feed ���������& Sale Stables  HEDLEY, B. C.  1T A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.    If Orders for  promptly attonfUed to.  Teaming  STAGE LING  Stage    aily, 'leaving  Hedley  S a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. :n.  connecting   with  Penticton    stuge  and Great Northern Railway*..  Office of_ Dominion Express Company..  WOOD   FOR   SAL     !  Phonoli. .     1NNIS BR OS ���������Proprietor*).  up before Mr.- Eimhirst's Hedley meeting has got in full swing. In this way  it will be impossible to get any report  of the meeting.  ���������  Hill Innis met with a peculiar" accident one day last week. He was'going along the trail and noticing an old  bottle lying in hrs way he proceeded  to give it a kick. The bottle proved  to have been frozen to the ground,  and resented the familiarity by nearly cutting his big toe off.  King.Kennedy writes the Gazette  to say that part of his lighting apparatus has paen hung up somewhere in  transit' and He will' be unable to' give  his show here until it comes - to;-hand.;  He will give notice a few days ahead.  Mr. 'Kennedy regrets this disappoint-  nrent^yery much as he has always  heretofore managed to keep his engagements.  Miss Lowndes is giving a farewell  concert in Richter's Hall,; Keremeos  Centre, before her departure for the  Coast. She will, be.assisted by local:  talent in Kereineos, Hedley and  Princeton, and has sent out invitations to her friends in the valley, for  no admission fee is to be charged;  Atthe close of the concert a dance  will be given and. a very enjoyable  time is looked forward to.'  Last week a man named Charles  Peterson was killed by a "V. V. & E.  train in one of the Myers Creek tunnels near Midway. Parties here say  that he worked in Hedley on. railway  construction station work. The en  gineer and firemau when running in  the tunnel first saw him standing beside a water-barrel, and all at once he  appeared on the track in front of the  engine.- Whether he had slipped and  staggered over on the track in trying  to regain his balance or whether- it  was a case of suicide will never be  known.  Mr. E. Jacobs invites all owners of  mining claims to write him as to progress made on their claims during the  year. The information he wants is���������  development work done, plant and  machinery added, ore production (if  any), surface improvements made,  transportation facilities provided, and  other details with reference to the  year's progress, to be embodied by  him in a review of progress during the  year which will be given wide publicity. His address is Nelson, B. C.  and information supplied him, in  order to receive the most attention  should reach him by Nov. 25th or as  soon after as possible.  (Saturday Sunset Oct. 50th.)  "Under the Railway Act the K. V.  may obtain truckage facilities over the  C. P. R. branch from Nicola toSpence's  Bridge, so that the 0. P. R. could not,  if it wished, exact exorbitant rates on  freight from " the Okanagan on any  points on the K. V. Tt is easily possible the latter could reduce the rate  on.coal from the Nicola mines, by tapping those of."Princeton with a five  mile spur, lb \vill, in any event, give  Princeton and Nicola coal an outlet to  theOkangan and Boundary districts."  Ladies Woollen Underware  Vests Drawers and Combinations  Men's Underwear, Socks Etc.  And a new Supply of  1 Heavy Wool Blankets  Cotton Blankets  Comforters and Mattresses  OUR STOCK  OF THE ABOVE GOODS  IS NOW BETTER THAN EVER  I  t  rds Lt  <?  STAR'S LAST INJUNCTION.  Advises  Similkameen   Electors to Stay  by Stafford.  (Similkameen Star)  Electors will be called upon tomorrow to express their wishes, if  they are true to their country and  themselves they will vote for progress  and railways as endorsed by Mr. Shatford ; if they^want stagnation, depression and discontent they will vote for  the one who will be powerless to help  them in any.case���������Mr. Elmhirst. Let  the battle' cry. go forth today in  mighty , volume���������'Shatford, Similka  rneen, Progress, Victory'  General Merchants  Hedley* :-: :-:  C.  Hfr+OO *><**���������+������*++<><><> ++ + 4> + ++*>*>^+4>*>+<><><fr<*~*^  j; A. SCHUBERT  .*  i  i  i  i  X  X  THE RISK TOO GREAT.  But the People Won't Take the Chances  -���������Never Fear, Bruce.  ��������� (Saturday-Sunset, Oct. 30th, 1.909.), ,  "My own impression . is that they  (the C.'N. R.) will not build without  the guarantee and that the risk of indefinitely hanging up the building of  of the line is too great to take-any  chances by defeating the government's policy." ,  |  I  I  at  x  at  at.  K  x  at  x  at  tt  K  *���������������������������������  fc  *���������  tt,,  K  ���������at''  K  at  ���������������������'  st  $  *������  a������  St':  tt  &  x  ������v  K  x  at  ������I -  at  . We have just received a large consignment of goods  from the East and can offer you the best possible value  for your money.  Costume, Apron and Embroidery Linens.  Fine and Coarse Table Linens.  Flannel and Delaine i Waist-lengths  New   printed - Flannelettes   for-   Wrappers and  ,      Waists       .-.*'   [ ���������:-;.;./. . /   -  Llama Hose," plain and ribbed  ��������� Silk and Linen Lorchon Lace and Allover.  A fine line, of Ladies' White Woolen Underwear,  Children's Toques, Gloves, etc.  Call and inspect our silk and linen embroidered  centrepieces'.and'drawn work table linen���������the prices  will surprise you.  We 'carry a lai'ge stock of piece silks.  V7  X  X  t  X  X  i  I  A  A  A  A; SCHUBERT  HEDLEY* - - - B. C.  How Gold Dredge* Get the Gold  SMITH CURTIS FOUND AT LAST  Tracks of the  Whirlwind Canvasser Located After Long Search  Many times since the present campaign opened, the question has been  asked, "Where is Smith Curtis?" but  not even a trace of him could be learn  ed. The list of nominations for the  whole province failed to show him  bobbing up anywhere as a  candidate  The sleep hills and rugged mountains of the Klondike region give  rise to numberless small streams, which become from time to time  .with the melting of the snows���������the cloudbursts and heavy rains to  which the- country is subject���������raging torrents.  ��������� The grinding of the glaciers and tlie erosion of these turbulent  streams bring down rocks, sand and gravel from the mountain depths  and fastnesses where man has never yet penetrated.  In a region where ledges of Gold-bearing Quartz are a prominent  feature in the formation, it is natural that these forces of Nature should  tear away quantities of exceedingly rich material.  This process has been going on for agC3. The hidden rtorcs of  Gold away in the hills are inexhaustible.  The rush of the torrents is so impetuous that even boulders of  considerable 6i'ze arc borne in their course, and only when Nature  has spent herself do they find a resting place.  The broad creeks���������the wider reaches of the river���������quiet the  itrcam, and the Gold,- in the form of nuggets, grains and flakes,  rapidly settles. Gold is very heavy���������heavier than the rock itself, and  once it finds a resting place, Gifts down through the light surface mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it reaches bed rock.  Where tho courses of streams have been changed, the richest Placer  Mines are found in their old beds. But in the larger, constant streams,  these rich deposits are beyond the reach of merely human agencies.  It remains for the Gold Dredge���������following the heavy nuggets  and particles of Gold down through tho overlying strata in the bars  and benches of the river, to recover these stores of Gold from the  treasure-house of Nature.  The long arms of the Dredge, with their endless chains of bucket"  scoops, searcli down, down���������through sixty feet of water, sand and  gravel, if need be���������until the Gold sediment, and finally bed rock itself,  often overlaid with an actual coverlet of pure Gold���������the hoarded  accumulation of centuries���������is reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material in wholesale quantities  ���������treats it with scientific accuracy to save the finest particles of  value���������separates the Jross���������and for the first time lay3 bare to the hand  o!   rann this Virgin Gold, r  While personally present on our propcity at Stewart River,  Yukon Territory, Klondike, September 1st, I saw with my own  eyes a clean-up from our first and Gmaller dredge, netting $517.50,  and this was preceded only a few days by another clean-up from  the sama dredge amounting to $1283.86 in Gold. I saw this Gold,  gathered from the gold-saving tables of our Dredge, moulded into  bullion���������a solid bar of Gold.  With such results in sight, we are bending every effort to get twenty  of these mammoth Dredges at work on our property. This summer,  our second dredge went on���������larger and stronger than the first���������and is  already at work.  We control by direct lease from the Canadian Government, One  Hundred and Five (105) miles of Dredgable Gravel on the Stewart  River, eighty miles from Dawson City, in the Klondike. We have  tested the gravel thoroughly with Drills, and it has been proven rich  throughout. As a matter of fact, the site of our holdings was recognized,  even before the Gold Rush in 1898, to be rich in Gold���������it is a  matter of public record that the Gold is there���������but so located as to be  difficult to obtain by any hand method. And Fifty dredges could  not exhaust this area in a Hundred years.  With a proposition so rich, the payment of dividends and the  continued work of development can easily go hand in hand.  To hurry this work of development now, we are marketing Treasury Stock in our Company. Three thousand stockholders, many of  them well-known in'the Canadian country, are already on our books.  This necessity for Capital���������a Dredge costs upwards of $100,000  ���������furnishes your opporlunity to participate in a wonderfully rich venture.  Our Company is formed of the pick of broad-minded business men  ���������Governor Ogilvie, of the Yukon Territory���������known and respected by  the whole Canadian country, at its head. It is economically managed,"  with no salaried officials, no Bonds, and no Preferred Stock.  But the whole story is told in our illustrated Prospectus. The  Coupon will bring it to you. The supply is limited. Fill out and  mail the Coupon to-day.  Gold Dredges are making millions.  ..������������������  Yiakoa Basin Gold Bre-dgiog Co.,    ...������������������"'"  G. W. Claws������!*-, Treas  649 Somerset Building  Winnipeg,  Canada  _..-������������������'       Please send  me, postage pre-  ..-"'    paid,  your large  illustrated Prospectus,  also free Booklet on Gold  ..������������������''      Dredging, with full particulars by return mail.     It is  under stood that I incur no obligation '  whatever in making this request.  Name   A ddress ���������   r  t 2tL& ,H^DLE,Y^i&TTB,   NO'VEJUB^fc'35'i 1909,.,.  j PENTICTON ELECTORS* 4' '>i* ���������:.'������������������."  ;>/ ADDRESS PREMIER  f-To  THE    H0NQBA3L1S--'RICH'A1?,d;,Mc:  --'   Bride, Premier, the Hoxobable.'  w.j.boavseb, attobney-gekerat.  AND   THE   HONOBABLE PltlCE ElXl-  son-, Minister oe Lands, of the  Province of British Columbia.  The Conservative Association of  Penticton extend greetings and a  hearty welcome. To the Premier,  with his orchard located among ours,  taking his share of the burden of individual development of this district,  we add the welcome naturally felt for  one's own.  As electors we desire to express our  appreciation of the wise and honest  policy which has characterised your  administration in the past, a policy  which has in a great measure contributed to the general prosperity of the  country and will no doubt result in  the return to power of your government on November 2och by a largely  increased majority.  Situated   at the  Ixmndary  between  two of the most important'c'onstiluen-  '   cies in  British  Columbia���������'-'the   Okag-  agan and Similkameen'���������Penticton has  had the honor of being reproiL.ented by  two   nu-inber.s   both   conservatives:  these gentlemen,   the Honor-able Price  Ellison  of Okanagan,  (who has much  to   our   satisfaction,   been   appointed  Minister of Lands) and   Mr.   L.   W.  Shatford'..of   Similkameen   are  again  going    to   Victoria   to   represent   us,  and  although   we feel they  are quite  competent to look after our affairs,  we submit the Okanagan is entitled to  additional    representation.      Having  some. -1000  voters  on the   list after revision,   and  this  being a   rural   constituency,  you must admit compared  with   other   rural  constituencies we  have not the representation to which  we are justly   entitled;   this   in   our  opihion might have been remedied before this election. :  We are pleased to know that you  propose submitting to the Legislative  Assembly for ratification an agreement providing for the construction  of a railway from Midway to Nicola  via this place, and that construction  must begin within three months after-  ratification. We would strongly urge  the insertion of a clause providing for  the construction of at least seventy-  five miles each year, believing this is  necessary if work is to be prosecuted  to the extent desired continuously.  We would also ask that Penticton be  one of the points at which construction shall begin simultaneously.  Another matter of great importance  to us locally is that of having a reserve placed upon all government  lands at the headwaters of the two  creeks from which we derive our  water supply. The reasons for this  are obvious, and as the lands are of  practically no value, we feel, that  upon investigation, our request will  be acceded to. We would, however,  point out that at the headwaters of  Ellis Creek much of the laud is in the  Columbia Western grant, and we hope  your Government may, by purchase  or exohanae, procure it so that our  water supply from all sources may not  be endangered in any way.  KEEP YOUR EYE ON  WATCH IT GROW  ,/���������-  It is destined to be the Greatest Gold Mining Camp  in Canada.  Money invested in Hedley Town Property Now will  bring you Big Returns in a few Months.  Buy Now; Do^'t Put It Off as the Price is Going; up  For Full Information Write or Call on  FH. FRENCH  Secretary and flanager,  Townslte Go'y, Ltd.  HEDLEY, B.C.  and in this event the presence of an  officer will give a sense of security to  the community.  We would also ask that in view of a  sitting of the County Court being held  regularly at Penticton that a registrar  be appointed, as at present.it is a great  inconvenience to send to Fairviow for  legal processes.  Another matter We wish to draw  your attention to i.s the inadequate accommodation of the present court  house and we would ask that a much  larger one be built at an early date.  We trust our recommendations may  receive your most careful consideration, and with the wish that you may  be elected in the constituencies for  which you stand by large majorities.  We are  The Conservative Association  of Penticton  R. B. White, President.  James W. Edmonds, Secretary  CAMPAIGN NOTES  Few men have done more to  help out the prospectors than  L. W. Shatfoird. In the lean  days when stores were few and  very little work-in the country  many a prospector was carried  along by him until times were  better. And at the present time  the prospector has no better  friend in the House in seeing  that he gets all the encouragement possible in the building of  roads and trails.  WESTWARD HO!  We would also respectfully bring to.  your notice the inadequacy of the  present system' for the protection of  our forests from fire, and it is vital to  the prosperity of the dry belt that  there, is a permanent and abundant  supply of water,.it is absolutely necessary that the forests at the headwaters  of streams be preserved, our local protection would be greatly contributed  to by the appointment of a Are warden  or ranger- for this end of the lake early  next spring.  We also take this opportunity of endorsing  the  views  of  the Honorable  Price Ellison with regard to Government assistance to irrigation systems.  Immense areas  of land  which   when  irrigated would be in the highest class  for fruit  growing are  now  non-productive and uninhabited   because the  cost of development is in   excess of  the  capital of the local holders.   Thu  granting of aid  by  the   government  either by  the guaranteeing of bonds  of private companies  under the necessary   safeguards  or   by   government  construction as practiced south of the  International  Boundary,  would be of  immeasureable benefit not only to the  districts directly   concerned   but the  province at large.  Another matter we would draw  your attention to is the necessity of a  thorough reorganization of the Provincial Police Force, and also that a provincial constable be stationed at Penticton which is the centre of a large  and rapidly increasing population,  and in view of the early construction  of the Kettle Valley railway it is extremely likely that an influx of undesirable characters will cross the line  British  Columbians will be particularly interested in the November issue  of-Westward Ho! as-the leading story  "The   Railway   Over   the   Hill," by  Arthur Hawkes, gives a concise history of the Canadian Northern railway  from its beginning  until  today with  its   splendid ��������� system   of 5,000   miles  across from the Atlantic to the foothills of the Rockies, and now .about to  enter Canada's most westerly Province.     Another article,  by Louis M.  Goldstone, is both  timely and lucid as  a contribution   on   the Local Option  question���������now   so   much   before the  public.    There are several meritorious  pieces of fiction and C. L. Armstrong's  "Recollections of Commander Peary"  are graphic and personal. Bonnycastle  Dale's contribution this month is entitled  "Nature's Thanksgiving Day."  Percy F. Godenrath,'  the Editor, has  an interesting illustrated sketch of the  promising    Portland     Canal     camp,  under the   caption  of "A   Northern  Treasure Chest," and William Blake-  more writes of "Charles Lamb���������His  Life and a Glimpse at His Works."  From the cover  design  to   the  last  pages of the advertisements this popular monthly shows a most progressive  spirit in keeping with the West.  Tupper, realizing that he cannot dominate or bull-doze the  conservative party in this province, is now declaring for the  obliteration of party lines in  provincial politics. If he keeps  on this "way he may become  valuable to the province as a  sort of negative sign post. All  the public will have to do will  be to watch Tupper and go in  the opposite direction and they  will be sure to be right. .  ��������� ���������  The Nelson general hospital  is patiently awaiting the receipt  of $100 each from John Oliver  and Fred Wade each of whom  bet $100 in Nelson that there  was no Asiatic restriction clause  in any agreement between the  B. C. government and the G.T.P.  Although the editor of the News  called the bet and produced the  proof, neither one has paid up.  John and Frederick are not  only bluffers but pikers.  . The people  of British Columbia should remember in casting  their   votes   that   Ottawa    is  watching   them.     British   Columbia   wants   a square   deal  from  Ottawa in the matter of  Better terms, her fisheries, the  water in her streams, her Indian  lands and a dozen other things  in which  Ottawa has  been encroaching.     Three   years   ago  when British Columbia returned McBride  with his splendid  majority they spoke to Ottawa  in a tone which Ottawa could  understand.   Again in the fall  of 1908 when they turned down  the sordid seven they said "quit  that" to Ottawa in still sterner  tone.   To be true to themselves  and to their own interests they  should say it again  with additional emphasis.  might have proven most disastrous. Now, however, that the  credit of the province has been  rehabilitated, and that McBride  has been offered a snap in the  way of a bargain that is better  than anything that Martin  could have ever dreamt of getting, Joe is too shrewd a man  and too good a Canadian to neglect the opportunity of endorsing it. The strictures of the  Saturday Sunset on the Martin  letter are truly laughable.  When Bruce talks of Martin  having got "out of touch" he '*  shows the extent to which insufferable self-assurance will  sometime carry chaps like him.  R.  H. EOGEKS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  VERNON,   B. C  When   writing    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette  Please  Remember   that   the   Kettle  Valley Company which is part  of McBride's railway policy is  making application for permission to  build  down  the Coqui-  halla from  a point on its Midway-Nicola road near the headwaters  of the Coldwater.   The  Kettle Valley has to attain that  elevation anyway on its route  to Nicola.    Now  that this has  been  brought to Bruce's attention it will be in  order for him  to flop again, if he makes any  pretension to consistency at all.  That connection provided for,  Bruce hasn't a leg left to stand  on.  Premier McBride at no time  said, nor did he try to make it  appear (Bruce to the contrary  notwithstanding) that Mr. Kennedy ever said it was impracticable to build over Hope Mountain. All he ever said that Mr.  Kennedy had told him was that  as yet they had been unable to  find any better grade than two  and a half per cent. If Bruce  only knew what the Gazette  knows of what competent engineers have thought and said  about his articles dealing with  obtainable grades in various  passes of that locality it might  take a little of the conceit oiit  of him.  Long Flights of Birds.  Hi������������������,*.������������������ uf |-:i--.������������������:!������.;���������;- make their longest  ffighf somewir.*:��������� near IJerir.g '"trait.  A naturalist says that probahl* , the  loudest continuous flight made by the  feathered trawlers in their peregrinations is accomplished by some of the  shore and water birds that nest in the  islands of Bering sea and spend the  winter-at-Hawaii and Fanning island,  2.200 mile** away. As some of the birds  live entirely on the shore and are  probably unable to rest on the surface  of the water, they must accomplish the  whole distance in a single flight, yet  they make their way to their destination  with absolute precision.  Joe Martin's letter from London,    England,    advising    the  people of Vancouver and British  Columbia, generally, to sustain  the McBride  government is a  sore thorn in the side  of the  John  Oliver push.     The Coast  Kootenay railway was a darling  theme in the estimation of Joe  Martin.    The only trouble with  Joe was that he was a bit of a  plunger and would have launched the province into an expenditure  to  obtain it,  that,   in the  desperate condition of the province's   finances   at   that   time,  Cheese Crackers.  Cheese crackers are better when  made the day they arc to be eaten.  Use American grated cheese and  saltine crackers. For each two table-  spoonfnls allow one of creamed bnttcr,  rubbing them together till perfectly  smooth. Spread evenly on the wafers  and set tbem In a moderate oven to  glaze the cheese. Watch carefully to  prevent burning. There is nothing nicer  to serve with a plain salad.  No School.  The teacher was giving nn exposition on culpable homicide.  "If I went out in a small boat." he  said, "and the owner knew It was  leaking, and I got drowned, what  would that be?"  After a few minutes' silence a little  boy pfood up and said:  "A holiday, sir!"  An bivitation.  Fred���������Last ni';!it ns you stood in the  moonlight I couldn't help but think  how much I would like to kiss you.  Freda ��������� "Well, the* poet says, "The  thought of yesterday is the action of  toflflxr.- ....  ������  mgt

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