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 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER  "VOLUME  IV.  HEDLEY, B; p., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 1909  Number 45.  %  Dr. C. A..JACKSON  DENTIST  ;[18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  m.  H. T.  GAHAN  Barrister,  Solicitor,  *  .Notary Public, Etc.  MUKK  Block  ' PENTICTON,  -      -      B. C.  PREMIER AT  HEDLEY  The. Railway Policy,  and the  Governments Record  Taken Up.  J. W. EDMONDS  r       '   .Insurance and  General Agent  Agent if or "Che.Gkkat Wkst Life Ix-  sukanck Company.  PENTICTON,  B. C.  SEiTMD DEALS WITH MMCES  Large and' Enthusiastic Meeting Fills  Fraternity Hall���������The Workingmen's  Town Fills Hall for Afternoon Gathering���������Electors Appreciate the Government's Position and are in Sympathy with Policy.  G. MILBUJIN..  ���������   BRipKLATER  AND  PLASTERER.  IS rKJtPAUED TO ATTEND TO AJTV  M'OKIC IX THIS TASB  TMOSTC     0UEQUIKINIO     'CHIMNEYS  BUILT >LAV HAVE THE WOUK  DONE IN GOOD SHAPE  HEDLEY     -     .and     -      KEUEMKOS.  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate.  ,.  A. Baknes, Prop.  Penticton, B.C.  HOTEL HEDLEY  Xowly Renovated Throughout.  Accomodation Unsurpassed.   Best only  in Liquors and Cig-arn.  D. G. Hackney, Prop.  Hun ley.  Grand Union  Hotel .  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate.. Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under Land  Act and  Mineral Act.  Ag-cnt for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Bay Insurance Co.  -Columbia Fire Tnsiirnnco 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  Everutliing New and First-Class  Bar supplied Avith the Choicest  ���������Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid  to  the   Table.  Contrary to the expectations, of not  a few, tlie gathering which greeted  Premier', McBride, Attorney General  Bowser and L. W- Shatford at Hedley  on P'iiday afternoon last was a laige  one. Hedley is a. working-nan's town  where the middle of the afternoon  .generally finds tthe .most of the men at  work, and only those who are on off-  shifts have ah opportunity of taking  \n event-- that occur in the daytime.  Fortunately, however, the hour of the  meeting was.3 o'clock and as tn.it is  when one of the shifts cornea off it enabled those on it to put in an appearance although a^ little late to get all  of it. Then again those who work the  nine hour shift and eoiiie off at five  were allowed by- the manager to attend if they wanted to and, imike up  for it on subsequent shifts.  The Premier's paity arrived by  G. N. R. special, coming in on Supt.  Morgan's private car- about half an  hour before the time set for the meeting.  The chair was occupied by A. Meg-  raw. Recognizing that the time at  the disposal of the speakers was limited  as they hud to be at Keremeos for a  meeting at 7:30, the chairman Wasted  no time in prefatory lemarks but got  Lhe meeting in full swing by culling on  L, W. Shatford  to open.  Mr. Shatford  thanked   the electors  for the support which had been given  him in previous elections and the honor done him in choosing him as representative .in   the Legislature   during  the past six years.    He at once went  into the matter of provincial finances,  showing the   condition   of  affairs in  1903 when the credit of the province  was at its lowest ebb, due largely to  ill-advised legislation, which had   run  the province into debt and had shaken  the confidence both of monied institution   and   investors   generally.     The  provincial debt had risen  to ten  millions, and a deficit was the distinguishing feature of the annual  budget.    It  is true, he said, our opponents insisted  on more rigid economy than  hud  formerly  been practiced, and in this the  government had cordially agreed with  them; better still, they������.had done   it.  Without starving public" works they  had kept the expenditure within   the  revenue and annual  surpluses which  he en urn era ted year in* year had taken  the place of annual deficits  until now  they had got over the million  mark  for a single year   and  the provincial  debt had been reduced to four million  while the province   had   nearly   that  amount on deposit in the bank.   Then  in the matte r of revision of the laws  to   meet  altered   conditions   various  acts of the   legislature    had     to     be  changed.     The Assessment Act was  one of. these.     Nothing he said, was  more obnoxious than  anything which  would increase   taxes  and   when  the  state of   the   provincial   finances demanded an increase the   government  did not hesitate to do..what they believe was necessary in the interests of  the  province.    Since   then  they had  buen able to t:rke (iff a portion of   the  tax imposed arrd they   had   done   so.  The income tax had   been   increased,  and particularly the tax on   railroads,  showing that  the   government were  not the creatures of the corporations.  The railway tax  had    been  increased  from $22.50 to $90.00 per-mile.  The.dyking laws had been changed  and placed on a. business basis and  effort was being made to get the  Water Act in better shape, a great  advance in that direction being made  in the amended Act which had al-  Concludocl on Pago Four.  UNWARRANTED OPPOSITION  Princeton Star Shows How Many Solid  Liberals Feel  THE  MR. IS. TV  ������\       i ���������  MrlJIlIDE    CAXOri'ATI  ttri-ATFORD  "    -  FOB RI-  JI1JJCA3IK1SV  KEEP  THAT DEPOSIT  Some  Reasons  Why It- Should  Remain  With Treasury  If candidate E'in!iii-t w eie p-itting  rip his own money in litis campaign,1  there would he sonic ic.imiii lor relud-i  tance to have him I'mji-it Lhe deposit,  but ina-niuch' as it is outride money,  why not take j-ootl cue that it le-  mains where it is ?  ' ������ f r  , The leason why a deposit was ie-i  qinied under-'tin- election act was to  discourage, hopeless ������nntexts and to  partially protect ,tlie public from the  r useless expense entaili <1 in holding,!  poll where then* i.s no need for it.  Now where the outside machine  over-i uh's the wi-lies ol the people in  any particular con-titiu ncy to the extent of forcing on a contest toi- some  ulterior motive to the extent of putting np the campaign nurd, then why  hesitate  taking advanl.i->i- of Lhe pro-  It is in the nature of some people  to be obstinate and obsliuctive.  Their egotism and vanity prompt  resistance to ,my etfoit of which  they are not the promoters. The  nomination of R. Elmhirst in opposition to L. W. Shatford is a case  of combined obstinacy, and blind  self importance without a parallel  in any election. Here is a man who  taking-advantage of the disorganized condition of the Liberal paity  lends himself 'to .the manipulations  of two or three designing and push-i  fill obstructionists. The so-called'  Liberal convention at Keremeos was  merely the rendezvous of an insig-,  nifica'nt number of quasi Liberals  from Fairview, Keremeos and Hed-  .ley/ The remaining and, most important sections oft the constituency  were not consulted. .Therefore Mr.  Elmhirst can in no wise be cousid-j  ered   as a  choice   representative    of  MR. SHATFORD'S ADDRESS  Libera Is,.hut merely the instrument  of a disgruntled faction, who want  to pose as having more political!  weight or influence, but who are,  really nothing more nor less than]  heelers, recipients or prospective!  recipients of patronage from Otta-,  wa. . i  Now that Mr.'Shatford is denied;  a genuine and honorable claim to,  election by acclamation by the nomination of Mr. Elmhirst it forever'  bars the door against any Liberal  being elected for Similkameen. It  was a compliment which would  have immeasurably elevated the  Liberals in the estimation" of the"  whole electorate". Moreover, it  would have been generous recognition  of services well perfoimed. of fair and  non-partizan representation and of  honesty of purpose and deed. Honor  loving liberals and all good citizens  will    revolt    at     the    needless    ex-'  MARK YOUR BALLOT THUS  To this Electors op the Similkameen Electoral district  For the third time I have the honor  of being selected by the Conservative  party to represent the Similkameen  riding. [ feel deeply grateful for this  evidence of appreciation of my "past  services and of the confidence and  tiust placed in me to carry on the  good work of building up this portion  of the country.  Though the Similkameen may be  considered, and justly so, one of the  favoured districts of our highly favoured province, replete with latent le- '  sources, the early stages of the'development of these resouices must  necessarily be slow arrd occasionally  disappointing. It is therefore to me a  source ot gratification to look back  over the past six years- and note the  great process made in om r iding and  to feel that I have had Lhe privilege of  contributing to its prosperity.  The inauguration oi a bioad railway  policy by the MoBride Government  will command the attention of the  electorate, overshadowing ail other-  questions, lam convinced that such  policy will make for the moie rapid  growth ot the Province, causing an  influx ol capital and population the  results ot which u ill be tin reaching.  In seeking .your support I feel that I  may confidently appeal to my record  of past services to vouch for my earnest desire to safeguard the int<-"-"*sts of  my constituency in the futuie.  I should much liked to have met  every elector peisonally before election  day, but the size of the riding and the  shoitness of time will not permit;  however, I will endeavor to incut as  many as possible, so that we may  have an opportunity of discussing  more full the situation. In conclusion  I would respectfully .solicit yo.u vote  and influence, pledging myself to do  my utmost for the welfare of the Si-  nrilkanreen riding.  Yours truly,  L. W. Shatford.  Hedley, B. C, Nov. 11, 1900.  'THE MAN ON  HIS FEET':  And You  Vote for  Four More Years  Prosperity   in   British   Columbia  and Lots of Railways-Real,  not Paper Ones  Billy McLean's Warm Tribute to British  Columbia's   Premier  ELMHIRST  Richard Elmhirst, of Keremeos,  Rancher  SHATFORD  Lytton Wilmot Shatford, of Hedley  Merchant  tection which the election act meant  to give us in the iriatter of forfeiture  of deposit ?  Mr. -Elmhirst may appeal to you for  a vote to help him save his deposit. If  he does you need not say anything  harsh to him, but knowing as you do  that it is not his deposit but the'  machine's deposit, it will' be. as well  not to say anything; just grin.  THE UNSECURED LOAN  That is How Greenwood Times Characterizes  Guarantee Under the  C. N..R.. Arrangement  Under- the heading "A Large Loan  Unsecured" the Greenwood Times gets  off some of the stock myths in circulation in all the more irresponsible Liberal sheets during this campaign, and  bewails the impairment of provincial  credit that must result.  Now if Randy should ever be so  reckless as to indorse the British  Columbia Copper Company's note for  twenty-one dollars,'how much worse  would his credit in, the Boundary be  thin it is to-day?  penseot time and money involved in  this election. Even the nearest  friends of Mr. Elmhirst admit that he-  has not the ghost of a chanoe of being  elected���������but, they say, 'it will pave  the way for his future candidacy.'  The Liberal party of British Columbia as well as of Ottawa ought not to  be misled by irresponsibles. If brains,  capacity and '.party allegiance count  for anything the mere effervescence  of heelers ought not to be considered.  Many old-time Liberals are' offended  by the. intrusion of those who have  never had any place in the party except by the position of official hold or  by some contract engaged in. So long  as the Liberal party is controlled by  men whose aim is graft and who  pounce, upon the. party purse at any  and every opportunity, so long will  the party be torn and disunited. And  any party that pander's to that element will surely come to grief as they  most surely will in the present election.  (Toronto World )  The east is east and the west is west.  Each has its problem; neither can  wholly sympathize with the other. In  solving its salvation the west may  take measures too geneiousto win the  approbation of the east. But then the  east is east and the west is west. The  west knows what it wants. The east  doesn't know the west, a et.  So it is with the Province ot British  Columbia���������the farthest  we,-t,   so  far  that it has created  an atmosphere  as  if of another Canada,   even as California up until a few years' ago possessed  an entity distinct from the rest of the  United States.    No province is  more  jealous of its geographical distinction,  no province has more individuality, personality, soul than   British Columbia.  It has long  been the plaything of certain corporations grown fat with fed;  eral favor.    But British Columbia, has  now reached man-size, and its personality i.s asserting itself.  This is shown in the railway policy  of Premier McBride, who typifies the  British Columbia individuality. It is  significant that he is the first native '  son of British Columbia to rise to the  premiership, not, it must be admitted,  without creating chagrin among some  not to the manor born. His rise is due  to his native abilities. He is gifted  with a. magnetism that buckles followers to him. He has shown his fitness to man-handle the affairs of his  native province. His opponents have  not always gone from the-field victorious. Dick McBride gives an account  of himself every time.  In his recent railway policy he has  focused the 'need of an unattached  railway for British Columbia. The  full-blown and full-blooded C. P. R���������  that has manipulated British Columbia  thru many tortuous years is overlooked. British Columbia thinks its interests no longer lie in posing as the gold-  en-egged-goose for a rail way that ramifies two dominions. Nor is British  Columbia in love, with the federally-  fed G. T. P., that aims to force Prince  Rupert on nature, and that connects.  Continued on Vngc Four.  m THE   HEDLEY GAZETTE,. NOYEMBER 18, .1900,  Cbc'ibcdScv Gazette  ;   Similkameen Advertiser.  ssued on Thursdays, by theTIisoLEV Gazkttr  PltlNTING AND I'Ulll.lSlIING COMPANY,  Limited,  lit Hcdlev. H. C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year : S2.00  "     "   ( United States)  2.50  Advertising Rates  Moii.suroineiit. 12 lines to the Inch.  Land Notices���������Certilleates of improvement, etc.  ������7.00 for (Hi-day notices, and ������5.00 for 30-day  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding: one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion, 25 cents for  cach subsequent insertion! Over one inch,  10 cents per lino for lirst insertion and 5  cents per lino for cadi subsequent insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch permon'th  ������1.25; over 1 inch and up to I inches, 81.00  per inch pormonth. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will bo given of reduced  ��������� charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  Advertisements will be changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftener than once a month  the  price of composition wilt bo charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisements should  be in the onice by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  ,..'������������������    A; jYIEGRAW, lYianajrinK "editor.  The Sunset evidently forgot  in   its   slang-whanging  of, Jim  Tlie Toronto World's editorial  on;. Premier McBride which up  Hill that he was building into pears in 'an other-column should  British Columbia with his own  money, buying his right of way  and paying for it, and asking  no favors further than expropriation rights to protect���������'him  against' those who might be  disposed to hold him up, and he  has a right to expect a 'little  more latitude in the matter of  time to complete. What the  North Vancouver opposition is  going to amount to remains to  be seen, but there is some comfort for reflection that there is  not the slightest probability of  Premier McBride's government  being turned down by the elector's, but that McBride will be  there after November 25 to  use the same good sense* that  has always characterized him in  trying to get for British Columbia all the railways he can.  EDITORIAL COMMENTS  Full Moon  Last quar.  1909  NOV  New Moon  12  First quaiv  20.  1909  Sun. Mon. Tnes. Wed. Thu. Fri. Sat.  it-  ���������21.  15  16.  .3  4  5  6  10  11  12  13  17  IS  .19'  20  21  25  2<3  27  !0.     3!)  BORE HARM  THAN GOOD      .  A circurnstai"i<:e which dwellers in the Simiikameen 'must  ' -regard', '-'with' no little alarm, is  .'���������' the ^opposition that is developing- on the coast aniongLiberals  to the extension of time for  completion under the V. V.&E.  and V. W. & Y. Charters. For  months the Saturday Sunset  has been slang-whanging the  Great Northern' Railway for not  .building immediately to Van  couver. Of course the Sunset  editor may justify his course by  pointing out the great boon,  which would result from completion of the road to the coast  and it was with that boon in  view that the people of the Si-  milkciiueen accepted the situation iind reasoned that if a little  agitation would hurry up the  ruihvay people the district  would.be.just that much better  off. They did not look ahead  to see the mischief: that might  be caused by the Sunset th'reat-  :��������� ening opposition to extension  of time for building under the  V. Y. &E.  When that threat was made  by the Sunset the Gazette recognized the gravity of the situation and the mischief it might  lead to, and in our issue of  August 12th we said :  "The .Sunset's .stricture." upon the  Hill policy upp'ear to be unduly severe.  At le.-ist it looks that w;iy to residents  of the .Similkameen who have become  accustomed to base their entire hopes  upon the (-Ireat Northern to secure direct communication with Vancouver  and we'inny he pardoned for doubting  the wisdom of the course indic.-ited by  the .Sunset in asking either government, to disphiy the marble heart towards the; Mill interests in the matter  of ,-iiiv future coiicessinns they may  ask.  As we did not notice any repetition of the threats we  thought no harm was going to  result and thought no'further  of it, but harm has already  been done, for Vancouver dailies tell of a Liberal meeting in  North Vancouver which voted  to oppose the granting of any  extension of time to the V- W.  & Y. to complete and it is under  the V..W. & Y. charter that the  coast portion of the Similkameen route was to be and . has  been built.  While it is regretable that the  Hill interests have not completed the line within the time  specified and thus been independent of further legislative needs  the fact remains that senseless  opposition to extension at the  present juncture would be a  very bad thing for the Similkameen and there would be no  telling how it might effect us in  ever getting British Columbia  connection with the coast over  the Hill system.  John Oliver claims that Hawthorn thwaite is the dirtiest  man in the British Columbia  Legislature, and that he, John  Oliver, is the one man in the  House that Hawthorrithwaite  is afraid of. Now when was  Hawthornthwaite ever afraid of  anybody? He didn't look that  way when he was giving John  the worst dressing down that  he ever got in the- Legislature.  be evidence to electors in Bri  tish .Columbia of the estimate  AvhichOutsiders have of the  head - of the government in this  province. Billy McLean, of the  World, is,no friend of the doctrine of assisting railway corporations, but he is an old  enough 'parliamentarian to  know when a government gets  a good bargain and he can see  -in'-Premier Ale Bride's bargain  with the Canadian Northern  the best bargain which has been  made by any government in  Canada. Billy McLean has represented one of the oldest cen-  stituencies in Ontario continuously at Ottawa lor -about  twenty years or more and is  known as the greatest foe of  corporations and particularly of  railway /companies to be found  in any parliament in Canada,  not ."'even'.-.������������������-excepting our own  Hawthornthwaite. Read what  he has written,about "The Man  on his Feet."  OUTSIDE   INTERFERENCE.  Has Caused Contests in Numerous   Con-  . stituencies Where There was no  Need for   Such.  THE; BANK OF  73 Years in.Businesr  Money Orders  Capital and Reserve Over $7,000,000  Small sums of money  can be transniittce safely ���������conveniently���������and  at trifling- expense���������by  our Banker's Association Money Orders.  Money Urders 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  M JJHIF1���������  '-HI-'aiHt^' *!  otel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, nanager.  First Class in Every Respect.     Commercial and  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower .Similka  meen Valleys.    Post House on Penticton-  Princeton   Stage  Line*.  Mining  Bruce, says that British Co-  lu:tibia's liability under the bargain with the C. N-..-K.' is $45,-  Uo0,U00. The.truth is that the  amount for which they indorse  but which theC, N. R. will pay,  is $21,000,000. If Bruce insists  that to indorse irteans to have  to pay,  then all the poor c  lUi'pri  who   have   ever   indorsed   id:  Bruce must  time of it.  have had a hard'  It. is doubtful whether Jolm  Oliver will be pleased or otherwise with Bruce as a recruit fu'r-  Liberalism. The recruit -who  conies in shouting that somebody else should be command-'  er-in-chief is not likely to render very faithful service to his  leader and that is about the  position. Bruce occupies when  lit-;undertakes to prophesy that  that Fred Wade is to be the  next Premier. Small  in tha.t for John.  comfort  t2Z������VXilSU2WA*e<aj?BS  Although Premier McBride  and other members of the government have repeatedly said  that the arrangement entered  into by the C. N. R. is not the  final contract but merely a  memorandum with the main  conditions outlined, John Oliver  keeps on ranting publicly that  the contract does not contain  this, that or the other condition.  In fact John and all his crowd  are rattled and do not know  where they are. They feel that  they must say something and  any old thing will go gith them.  John himself aud Bruce of the  Sunset seem to be the battiest  of the bunch. In fact it seems  a waste of time to notice one-  tenth of the stuff they are saying.  Nothing will satisfy Bruce  but a railway over Hope Mountains. Well, Jim Hill will give  him that if he will keep quiet  loug enough, and kick up no  more dust about refusing extension of time. Besides also if he  will look in last week's Grand  Forks Gazette he will see that  the Kettle Valley people are  applying for permission to  build over there, That "will be  two railways over Hope Mountains. What more does he  want ?  Mr. Shatford's friends were  delighted with his address at  Friday's meeting. He dealt with  the matter of provincial finances  in a thorough cap'able way, and  it was a subject of general comment next day the extent to  which he had improved in pub-,  lie speaking. He is naturally  fluent, and his love of thoroughness will ensure him being well  posted on his subject and sure  of his ground. With this equipment there is no reason why he  should not be one of the best  speakers in the house.  Similkameen is but one of the number of cases throughout the province  where an election lias been forced  on  the electors.who were perfectly satisfied with their representative and did  not want a contest.    In Hedley, as in  every other place   in  the riding,  the  best Liberals���������men who have a stake  in the coimtrv and who are the backbone aiid the brains of their  party���������  not only felt' but said that Shatford  had proved true to his trust and had  done cis  well  by  his  constituency as  any man could either do or be expected to.do, and they were opposed to the  farce of opposing him.    The only local  push in Hedley who talked opposition  were men who did not own a foot of  ground in   the   town,    but   who   are  "Johnhieson the spot" when campaign  funds   are   being   ladelled   out.    For  these to allow a general election to pass  by without having a finger in the pie  ���������would be to neglect their opportunities.  Now,  Mr. Elmhirst,  while a good  fellow in himself and not yet a politician merely for the loaves and * fishes  like those who have  been  trying, to  use him for a catswaw, is proving that  he. is not a safe man   to  place  in   this  position of trust when   he   cannot  see  the. game that is being played on him.  -It is currently reported that Mr Elmhirst   very prudently   stated at  the  outset  that he would  not be a candidate unless he knew where the money  is coming from, or rather that it comes  to bear  the expenses of the election.  This granted, the logical conclusion is  that   since   nomination  day is   past  and he is in the field the  money has  been'forthcoming���������or a promise of it���������  from the outside.   In other words, the  people of this riding have had no say  in the  matter of whether they are to  be  allowed the  privilege  of choosing  their representative without the turmoil and annoyance   of   an   election  contest if they feel  so  disposed,  and  Mr. Elmhirst has shown that he   can  be made'the tool of the machine   on  the- outside.  Now, good fellow and all as M. Elmhirst may be, is this the kind of man  that Similkameen wants to succeed  Mr. Shatford as representative? To  be elected under such circumstances  would mean that your representative  i.s to be merely a chattel of the machine; a jumping-jack who must hold  up his hand and vote as the machine  bids him.  Contrast Mr. Shatfoid's position.  Twice he. has been elected to represent this riding, lighting hard contests and allowing no one to pay a  penny of the expense but himself.  What has been the result? He went  to Victoria a free man, to do as he  saw lit in the interests of his constituents, and see what he has accomplished by it. In that memorable session of'1905, neither party caucus, opposition nor wealthy corporation  could lay a finger orr him or in any  way command him, and as a result we  have a railway in Similkameen to-day  because of the fight which he and  Maegowan, as only untrammelled  men could do, put up on the railway  question.  Similkarneen's most effective answer to the outside interference of the  party machine on this occasion, will  Joe to see that the deposit of one hundred dollars now in the hands of the  returning officer shall stay there.  KEREHEOS,  B.-.C.  * it     WHEN YOU HANKER FOR     Fresh Beef,  Cured Meats,  or  Fish or Poultry  *  at  at  at  K  at  x  at  tt  tt  5?  tt  *.*  tit  at  at  s?  K  a3  a?  K  e  CALL UP PHONE INo. S  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  Ro Jo E������M������MD><  TE IBtatefar  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Nov. 13:  AT THE MINE.*  Maximum "Minimum  Nov   7           .           ���������        .. ���������  8           ..         ���������        .. ���������  10 .'.' ���������        " ���������  11 .. ���������        .. ���������  12 .. ��������� ���������  13 ���������       .. ���������  Average maximum temperature���������.���������  Average minimum do ��������� .���������  Mean temperature ���������.���������  Rainfall for the week     .     inches.  .Snowfall " . '���������-      " 6."-'.'  . ���������'.'���������������  CORRESPONDING WEEK. OF LAST YEAK  Highest .maximum, temperature 42.  Average maximum do 37.85'  Lowest minimum do 18  Average minimum do 24.85  Houses to Let.  Mea n  31.35  Nov  7'  8  9  10  11  12  13  Minimum  36  38  33  32  29  15     .  11  do  AT THE  MILL.  Maximum  42  ..��������� ���������      44  49  42  41  36 :.  ..   ,    28'        ..  Average maximum, temperature 40.28  Average minimum do 27.71  Mean . .        do    ���������      33.99  Rainfall .for the week   .16   inches  Snowfall        "       "2.8 "  CORRESPONDING WEEK OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 49  Average do do 44.28  Lowest minimum do IS  Average do do 25.85  Mean do        K 35.06  ���������I Boomed House, Furnished, with good garden  ���������$15.00 per month.  1 Roomed Cottage���������������10.00 per month.  3 Roomed Cottage���������������S.00 per month.  APPLY TO  F. H. FRENCH.  NOTICE  ���������M'OTICE is hereby given that the Colonial  x*       Cold Mining Company alone, is responsible" for all debts contracted by it in its present development work  Of tho Apex Group of ���������  Mineral Claims.  W. D. McMillan.. '/'.'.  NOTICE  SIMILKAMEEN LAND DISTRICT.  ���������District, of Yale.  TAKE NOTICE that I, B.-E.  Crichton of  ���������*���������    Okanagan Mission, '-occupation   Farme?.-,.  ���������intend to apply for permission to purchase tho  following described lands:��������� "  Commencing at a post planted at the North-  West corner of the south-east quarter of section 15, Township'28,  running tnence cast 40  Try  .w\v.iX������M*tk  CEYLON TEA.  Pure  and   Invigorating.  chains, thence south ���������lOchains, thence west 40  chains, thence north 40 chains to point of commencement and containing KiO acres. This  post is Oft south of a survey-post marked fr  running cast and west and more particularly  known as the north-east corner of tho southwest i of Section 15, Township 2S.  BERTRAM EDWIN CRICHTON  August 11th, 1909. ' -10  EXAMINATION    FOR    INSPECTORS  STEAM BOILERS AND  MACHINERY  OF  CX AMI NATIONS for the position of In.  ���������*-"��������� specter of Steam Boilers and Machinery,  under tlie "Steam Boilers Inspection Act, 1901,  will be held at tho Parliament Buildings,  Victoria, commencing November Sth, 1909.  Application and instruction forms.crn be had  on application to the undersigned, to whom tho  former must bo returned, correctly filled in,  not later than November 1st, 1909. Salary,  ������110,00 pormonth.'  JOHN PECK,  Chief Inspector of Machinery  New Westminster, B. C.  DISSOLUTION OF  CO-PARTNERSHIP.  NOTICE is hereby given that the Co-partnership heretofore subsisting between tho  undersigned as barbers under tlie name and  style of Saunders and Butler has this day been  dissolved by mutual consent. All debts owed  by tho said firm in connection with tho busings in Hedley will be paid by W.T. Butler, by  ���������whom all debts owing to the said firm will be  collected.  Witness \   A.J.Saunders  A.Megraw. /   W.T.Butler  TO PROVINCIAL ELECTORS  NOTICE is hereby given for the information  of Voters, that the Lieutenant-Governor  in Council has determined that the holding of a\  General Election offers a favorable opportunity  to obtain the views of Electors on the Question  of Local Option.  For such purpose, a vote will be taken on tho  25th of November instant, at tho same time as  the vote for the election of candidates to tho  Legislative Assembly.  HENRY ESSON YOUNG,  Provincial Secretary.  ��������� *1  (  I  ���������'JJ  ��������� it  i  I  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE GAZETTE! I'HE.HEDLEY GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 18. 1909.  "t\  fl. J. KING I Ga  Town and Distrtd:.  flED-LEY'S NEW BUTCHERS  The undersigned 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.  fl. J, KING & GO.  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley .Lodge No. 43, 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  ���������W?"'"'W^������,oir0rB;-'-.������j-pD-^  X  X  at  i  at  f  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  othcr hotel in- town. Tabic and  bar   first - class.    Rates  moderate.  X  X  X  x  A  X  ������  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  %  i  i  i  X  s  X  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor   -  To Buy Cheap, Pay Cash.  Family Groceries  Fresh and Seasonable  at the  Cheap Cash Store  MRS. O-B. LYONS.  ' There will'be a-dance'-in Fiateinity  Hall on Friday night to which all are  invited.1'���������.       .' ,    '    "  A report is tp hand that the hotel  and store at Sidley w.is burned down  Monday night.  C. V. Pros&er, of Keremeos, was a  visitor in Hedley .over Sunday with  his sister, Mrs. Critchley,  ���������Jack McKenssiejjjIms been going about  again for a few days after his live  weeks seige of typhoid.  Theie has been good skating on the  slimes pond for severul dnys. and is  being taken advantsige of.  Mrs. J. M. Wright, of Princeton, is  visiting Dr. and Mrs. Wliillans this  week, accompanied by her little son.  . Mr. Gaillac'who has the bond on'  W. C. MeDougall's property on One  Mile Creek ��������� was in town on   Tuesday.  Rumor has it that .inspection of the  V. V. & E. is to take'plaee in a day or  two and the passenger train run  through to Hedley on Dec. 1st.  Charlie Carlson was down from  Princeton on Friday to attend the  meeting and''hear ( the Premier and  Attorney-general and Mr. Shatford.  On Tuesday night J. M. Cody collided with another skater on the pond  and was knocked out for a while by  his head coming in contact ".with the  ice.  The temporary interference with  power arrangements through the cold  spell and removal of the mine compressor, gave the boys up at the mine  a short holiday and several of thenr'  weie down this week..  ' Messrs. J. Gladden and C. E. Oliver  returrred on- Saturday night from  Copper mountain where they had  been running some survey lines for  the Reco people and preparing data  for a power scheme.  A passenger train conductor, named  Hanna, running between ,0'roviIIe,and  Spokane, was found tp have a well developed case of smallpox: and grave  fears are entertained that a general  outbreak of the disease may follow.  Following closely on the death of  George McCoskery which took place  in Princeton' on the 4th inst., comes  the news of the death of Danny Cough-  land, well-known in Hedley, and particularly to those who lived in'the  upper Okanagan in earlier days.  Danny died out in a lumber camp at  Mabel Lake, of heart trouble.   ,. ,   ,  The private car of Superintendent  Morgan of the Great Northern Railway'who with Mr. Co.sf.ello, of the  headquarters staff was taking a run  over the branch passed through Hedley on Friday last. They were making  the trip of inspection over the rrew  line evidently with a view to arranging their plans for, inaugurating the  -        >*    V   , .  OLD PIONEER MASSES AWAY  Stoves Re-Lined  -��������� AND  General TinsmitDino  The undersigned will  be in the Building  south of Frasers Hall  to attend to all work  in his line  H. B. MEAUSETTE  Keremeos SLat^on.  PflLfl6E  Livery, Feed & Sale StaDles   HEDLEY, 13. C.    IT A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand.   IF Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  STAGE LINE  Stage aily, leaving Hedley 8 a. m.  and arriving at Keremeos at 11 a. m.  connecting with Penticton stage  and Great Northern Railway.  Office of Dominion Express Gompanu.  WOOD   FOR   SAL     1  Phone 11.      INNIS BItO*.  regular train service in a fortnight  more as it is now quite possible that  the service may begin orr the first of  December.  The cold snap which came along the  end of last week was responsible for  the usual tightening up of the water  sirpply in Twenty-mile. Always the  .first week of average winter weather  seems to block up the water channels  with slush and anchor ice and the  effect is immediately felt on the water-  wheels in mill and power house. A  few days are then necessary for the  stream to freeze over and the water to  find its winter course under the ice  coating and among the boulders. On  Saturday night for the first time it  was found necessary to shut off the  town lights. During the night and  for the next two days it was impossible to run the full complement of  stamps. In a week or two more twice  the amount of cold will not prove so  troublesome once Twenty-mile gets its  winter socks on.       .  Rev. A. H. Cameron had another  plensant duty to perform when he  came up on Sunday in addition to his  church service in the evening. This  was the solemnization of marriage for  a young couple in town, who had been  anxiously awaiting his coming for  several days. He had intended getting  here on Thursday but was delayed  and although word was sent him by  letter the missive did not reach him  owing no doubt to the mix-up of mails  which the two post offices there so  frequently occasions, and he knew  nothing of it until he reached Hedley  late Saturday night. The happy couple  were Charles Ernest Larsen a.miner at  the Nickel Plate, and Miss Winnie  Banker, waitress at the New Zealand  hotel where the ceremony was performed in the presence of Mr. Jackson's family and a few friends. On  Monday Mr. Larsen moved to thejiiine  where they will take up their residence. The Gazette extends congratulations.  Hugh"' Cameron of Camp McKinney Has  '���������'���������'''']   /Crossed the Great Divide-   *        \  . ��������������������� i  /.'<   i ���������' ��������� i i    '    >  i  These'paragraphs which' announce  the death-of Hugh Cameron of Camp  McKinney will be read with regret by  all who knew him, and who is there  who has been in Camp McKfn'iiey at.  any time* during the past twenty years  who did not know him?  No detaiK are yet to hand as to  circunistan.i-es surrounding his death.  There is nothing "known here except  the bare telegram which J. S. McLean"  kindly sent from Bridesville, dated  Nov. 12th although it did not reach  here until next day stating that Hugh  Cameron died at 10 o'clock that morning. The death appears to have been  sudden for when Mr. Nicholson was  over at the convention a week before,  he made no mention of any ailment.  Hugh Cameron, familiarly known  in latter years as "Old Hughie" was  one of the old guard who came into  the district in the placer period. He  was early indentified with the Rock  Creek placers before any quartz claims  were staked and' became indentified  with Camp McKinney from its earliest  operations! "I was here before yez all  come and I'll be here after yez are all  gone" was a taunt he,frequently flung  out to 'many a miner who tried to be  smart with.him and it turned out  truer than we all counted on.  Hughie was the second oldest of a  family of four brothers who early  threw.- in their lot with the district,  and his was the guiding hand. He  was born in Cape Breton, and his  brothers were Aleck, Dougald and  Duncan, of whom only Aleck, the  oldest survives aithough very old and  decrepit, living in Victoria., Dugald  died back in Cape Breton 6 years ago,  and Duncan died last year as the result of an accident.  Beneath the rough exterior Hughie  had a kindly heart and a rugged kingly sense of honor. He was a typical  Celt, strong in his likes and dislikes,  but his heart was in the right place  and his good points so strongly overshadowed his faults as to hide them  altogether to the eyes of his friends.  Few men have done more kind acts in  an unostentatious way than he. These  we could recount by the dozen that  have come to our knowledge, but  from those to whom they were done ;  once he helped a  man,  that was  the  end of it with Hughie and no one  would ever hear of it again. His religion was  the religion of Father Pat���������  X  NEW GOOD,  ARRIVING AT  ATFOBB'1  :EVERY WE]  ,\t k.^7-sju -?-*:���������-_ ������-rr--c������afuaj  JUST IN some nice lines  r,3������i---,*-������--j-jfg-  ���������������-��������������� -i  - Ladies Woollen Undenvare  Vests Drawers and Ccm'ji:*ctions  Men's Underwear, Socks Etc.  And a new Supply of ,  ���������    Heavy Wool Blankets  Cotton Blankets  Comforters and Mattresses  OUR STOCK  OF THE ABOVE GOODS  IS NOW BETTER THAN EVER  Shatfords Ltd.  General Merchants  Hedley, :-: :-: B. C.  i  i  ���������  t  o  ��������� -  ',*  the gospel of kind deeds. And Father-  Pat 'often found in him a worthy  coadjutor when the key was turrtfed in  the hick of the bar-room door and, the  men were hustled off to Father Pat's  service, where you could be sure they  were never harangued on the doctrine  of innate depravity but talked to by a  man who understood the lives they  iived.  He was an honored member of the  Kettle River Pioneers Society and one  of its most loyal supporters. Thus one  by one the old human land 'marks are  passing away, and soon for each of  them will iipplyWill Carleton's touching epitaph for the pioneer:  "Toil has never cause to doubt you.  Progress'path you helped to clear-.  But to-day forgets about you      .  And the world rides on without you.  '���������'' Sleep old Pioneer."  I  if  I  I  at  x  i  $  at  at  f-  s  i  I  at  x  at  I  at  at  x  x  K  at  at  at  at!  at  at  J. A. SCHUBERT  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 Waist-lengths  New   printed   Flannelettes   foi*   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 large stock of piece silks.  J. A. SCHUBERT  HEDLEY, -���������'���������-.       - B. C.  I  X  A  I  X  X  i  i  ������4k"rt^^^a<Q^^^^k^^^������4M^^^^^^M^^i^^^������4kl^^(������>������������4^^i8e4^������cCl������ ^St"*^?*^  How Gold Dredges Get the  CLARE.���������InrHodley, on Saturday, Not. 6th,  to Mr. andjMrs. Herbert Clare. ������ eon.  The steep 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 the- erosion of these turbulent  streams bring down rocks, sand and gravel from the mountain depths  and fastnesses where man has never yet penetrated.  Fn 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'ages. The hidden stores of  Gold away in the hills arc inexhaustible.  ��������� The. rush of the torrents is so impetuous that even boulders of  considerable size arc borne in their course, and only when Nature  has 6pent herself do they find a resting place.  The broad creeks���������the wider reaches of the river���������quiet the  Btream, 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, sifts down through the light surface mud  and sand until, by force of Gravity, it readies bed rock.  Where the courses of dreams 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 riuggef.3  and particles of Gold down through the 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  Bcoops, search 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���������h reached.  The Gold Dredge brings up this material in wholesale quantities  ���������(rcits it with scientific accuracy to 6ave the finest particles of  value���������separates the dross���������and for the first time lays bare to the hand  of  man  this Virgin Gold.  While personally present on our property at Stewart River,  Yukon Territory, Klondike, September 1st, I saw with my own  eyes a clean-up from our first and smaller dredge, netting $517.50,  and this was preceded only a few days by another clean-up from  lhe 6amc 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 arc bending every effort to get twenty  of these mammoth Dredges at work on bur 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 Drcdgable 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 1893, 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 cf (Jvi.lcnd* anc tha  continued work of development can easily go InnJ in kanJ. ���������  To hurry this work of development now, we arc 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  ���������lurnishes your opportunity to participate in a wonderfully rich venture.  Our Company is formed of the pick of broad-minded business men  ���������Governor O.gilvic, of the Yukon Territory���������known and rcspccled 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.  Yukon Basin Gold Dredging Co.,  *G. W. Clawson, Treas.  049 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  understood that I incur no obligation  whatever in making this request.  Name   Address , THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,NOVEMBER 18." 'lOOtf  PREMIER IN HEDLEY  i Continued fron Pago One.  i- ready been brought im   The timber  \ resources of the province were   also  being more closely looked r after and  their value better   appreci itod   fchi.n  they had ever been before.    The province in  natural resources was just as  rich ten  years ago as to-day bvtCapital held aloof because of the'freakish  legislation.   In the public works Department the  expenditure when the  ..government took office ���������w.i's $r>00,000  and in  1909 it was  $2,000,000 for the  improvements  of the i*oads and other  public   necessities.     Of this   amount  ',   Simrlkaineen    electoral   district   had  obtained  its share.    Previous  to 1903  the  allotment for the  whole district  which  comprised  the  Okanagan find  Siinilkameen   was   $1S.(;0J   of   which  most-whs  expended in  Okanagan and  Siinilkameen  had to go  short.    Now,  however;   he had   been   able   to   get  $70,000   for.   Similkameen   aloiii!  and  since 'he-had gone into the Legislature  had secured for the district for- roads,  - bridges etc., as high'as $1S5,'0(K).   Good  roads and  tWiils for  his district was a  consuiiiiuatiui*   lie  had set  his  heart  upon and he: would endeavor .to get it..  He  next took  up   the  question   of  better ternis for British Columbia and  showed where this province was being  unjustly.: dealt   with   by  the Federal  govern aierrt.' His support in the House  would   be given   toany  proper movement to  bring about ;iii improveiirent  in this matter and also to wards sett'Ie-  ;ment'of the Indian reserve dilfcultv..  Premier /McBride thanked  the electors of Siinilkatuei-ri electoral District  for the support he had received in the  election of Mr. Shatford as i-epiesenta-  tive.i     'Since    coming    iirto     the;  riding he bad  yet to nreet a man-who;  was  not  willing  to'admit  that Shalt--  ford had done his duty by his constit-  uenc'y,    No  man 'could be rhiVre untiring in the interests of 'his constituents  than he.     Over irr  the: Ivoote'nays.lie  had been   told by prominent Liberals  that there was no  intention to oppose  Mr.'Shatford'''in this  election, and he  was surprised on coming over'here to  find there was a  candidate in the field  against  him..    But- an. antidote  had  been provided for just such cases and  he looked to the  electors  of Similkameen   toap.ply.it.   The antidote  was  to see that  the'deposit  remain where  it was.    He did not appeal  to -voter-?  as conservatives, or liberals  to   elect  Mr. Shatford, but he appealed to their  conimon sense as a .whole, whenithey  got a representative like Mr. Shatford  to keep him..  He first, took up the question of  better terms, and explained the opposition he had had to meet from .the  Federal authorities, both- at Ottawa  and in Great Britain. The government's record was as fully gone into as  the time at his disposal would warrant.  What had been done in the matter of  education was shown and the results  noted. The studeuts from -British.-Columbia whe went east out of our high  schools to compete against those trained in eastern institutions had taken  thehigbest percentages. Soon we would  have a university of our own. In  agriculture much had been done for  the farming and fruit-groving industries and British Columbia's orchard  products had made for the province an  envied name.  The  railway policy,  however,  was  the topic about which  he  wanted to  speak more particularly.   He had been  taunted by his opponents with having  no railway policy,  but after years of  fighting off paper- companies, he was  now able to state  that he had entered  into an  agreement with Canadian institutions the Canadian Northern, and  cjhe Kettle Valley for the  building of  1900 miles of new roads to secure competition  and   develop new  territory.  As for the Canadian Northern, his opponents were disposed to belittle it,  But it was an institution that came to  him with Liberal  testimony as to its  bonafldes from no less prominentsource  than Sir  Wilfrid Laurier and   from  three Liberal provincial premiers, and  the C. N. R. were prepared to build in  this province 600 miles of railway that  would not cost the  province a cent.  Moreover there was  embodied in that  arrangement safeguardsandcovenants  far over  any  liability that could fall  upon  the province  even   if the road  should default in its obligations to the  province.      Among   these   covenants  was the stipulation for a first mortgage for the line in  B.C.   a security  covenant on the whole line, a stipulation  requiring that only white labor  be employed ;  that the wages  paid be  the standard wage ; that from the first  loan ..effected on the bonds guaranteed  by the province $500,000 must be deposited to-the credit of the province.  KEEP YOUR EYE ON  CAMP HEDLEY  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  F. H. FRENCH  Secretary and Manager,  Townslte Go'y, Ltd.  -       HEDLEY, B.���������.  "I am 'criticised because the Canadian Northern will.parallel the C. P.  B. for a certain distance. Let me tell  you that the route chosen down the  Thompson andFraser canyons is the  only portal to tlie coast which gives a  grade good enough to ensure competitive rates."' ' ' ' . '  In reviewing the Kettle River valley agreement the premier sard it'  would ensure the. extension of that  road from Grand Forks to. INicola,'.  giving rail connection "betVveen the  Kootenay, Boundary and'the coast.  "While we give a subsidy to this  road let me Say that it is,the last word  of the .government on lands or. cash  assistance.   The assistance this road  gets would have to be paid any way  for the courts have decided that the  subsidy given by a 'former./'British Columbia government   to the   Midway  <fc Vernon line must  be ; paid.    The  govern merit has  therefore decided to  give  that bonus tothe  Kettle River  line for  which it will build from Midway  to Coutlee, from there to Penticton and go oil to Merri tin the Nicola  and an extension  up'the 'North Fork.  The sum of $750,000 at three per cent,  inscribed   stock   is   involved,    which  means a charge of $22,500 a year on  the .treasury.     But   the   150   miles  which was bonused will  be taxed at  $90 a mile for  the   first   ten   years,  which rrieahs $13,500 a year in taxes,  leaving a net charge of only $9000. At  the  end  of ten years   the whole 2(30  miles will  be  taxed so  that our receipts will more than cover the charge  on  the treasury.   Not one dollar of  this subsidy will be paid until the old  debts incurred by the Okanagan Construction company have been paid."  Hon. W.'J. Bowser made a slashing  speech of which we regret only the  barest summary can be given.  It was the first time in the history  of the province that the electors had  been taken into the confidence of the  government for the consideration of a  railway proposition. Before the government entered into a specific contract  with the C.N.R. they asked suggestions  from the people and already some  valuable suggestions had been obtained. The hollowness of John Oliver's  proposals were shown up.j;Mr. Bowser-  went into the finances of the province  and showed that even if the worst  predictions of the opposition were fulfilled the province would still be able  to discharge its obligatiens. He dealt  in turn with the questions of Provincial litigation, local option, Indian  reserves, "^[fisheries and particularly  with that of white labor in which the  Liberals and their ally the G.T.P. did  not show to advantage.  'The Man on His Feet"  Continued from Paec One  up with the G. T. R., that is as mucha  part of the United States as it is of  Canada. Hence the Canadian Northern Railway comes into the McBride  railway policy as an unattached line,  distinctively Canadian and absolutely  necessary to the development of British Columbia.  fPremicn- MoBride's life record shows  him to be a man of sterling integrity,  a fair dealer, a square player of politics, and ii son devoted to the interests  of British Columbia; first, last rind always. His 'administration has been  capable,-honest and enterprising. He  took office at a time when the finances  of the province were in a critical condition. He delayed announcing his  railway policy until the-financial em-  broglio was at rest. Then lie comes  to the people with a clean-cut, comprehensive, co-operative policy that  everyone can understand. He can be  trusted to carry it through.  As to his railway policy, is it strange  that it is opposed by the C. P. R., the  G, T. R, and the G.T. P.?   Their opposition is most natural, dictated as it  is by  their self-interest.    All the pandered advocates of the C.PlR. and the  G. T. R.  now abuse the McBride rail-  way  policy.     Richard   gains   by   the  enemies lie has made.    Then the guarantee of $85,000 a mile is  much less  .than what it  will cost to   build a mile  of, the road.     Well-informed  railway  men say the McBride railway bargain  is a better-bargain than  the  Liberals  drove with the G. T.'P.     Unalterably  opposed   to   railway   giants, . as   the  World  is,   yet  the  circumstances   in  British  Columbia may  be pleaded as  extenuation for Premier McBride.And  besides, the west is. west and the east  is" east.    As to the prophesred deficit,  this need not worry even the C. P, R.  and G. T. P., for any deficit in revenue  is guianteed   by the 0. N. R.    Hence  the province need not feel fearful of its  commitment, even if for the first two  or three   years,   under   the   railway  agreement,  there should  be a deficit.  From this distance Premier- McBride  looks like a man  on his feet.    He is  British Columbia.     Premier Whitney  was maligned for  his power  policy.  Yet   Premier   Whitney   is   Ontario.  British Columbia can trust Dick McBride to give it a. fair and square deal  in railways.    And for the east it may  be   necessary to   repeat the  went is  west.  Locals Continued  Discount of 25 per cent, on all lines  of stationery in stock. Other bargains  equally as good. Gall and see us.���������  Hedley Drug Store.  Most of the cat-tie have gone to  their winter quarters in the Lower  Similkameen. There are a few straggler's remaining,.here; that appear to  bave been" over-looked ,by the coy-  boys in charge, of the jdroves that  went through.  Mayor DeHi'i-t, of Kelowna,- has  taken on the job of his life in trying  to do 'Okanagan out of cabinet representation. Price Ellison, -when ;6nly  common Pi/ice^ 'bowled oivei' his last  oppohentby a majority of-250. 'Whirt  will the Hon. ;Price not do rtb the  applenian.  An illustration of the class of buildings going up in Vancouver is seen in  the handsoriie illustrated booklet  issued of tire Winch building which  has gone up adjoining the hew post  office. This building is absolutely  modern and fireproof throughout. It  will rarik with the insurance companies as Class "A" and is -the ohlv  building in British Columbia that will  tdke that high rating.  HONEST JOHN NO MORE  Nelson  News   Demands  Apology  from  John Oliver to the People of Nelson  for Deliberate Fibs. -   V  FIVE MILLIONS FOR THE C. N. R.  Wm.  Mackenzie is  Reported   to   Have  Met   with   Success   in   the  London Market  MONTREAL, Nov. 7th.���������(Special)-A  cablegram has*just been received from  London stating that bonds to the  amount of five million dollars have  been placed in London by William  Mackenzie, president of the Canadian  Northern Railway, and that this latest  success of the president who is now,in  England will enable the Mackenzie and  John Oliver's admirers' will have to  drop the adjective "honest" henceforth when ..speaking ,of,.him, ; The  .News brings it home to him in telling  shape for what it terms! deliberate  falsehoods told by him'in his.Nelson  speech. The News not only accuses  him"but produces the documents to-  prove it. John denied that Bowser  and-McBride had forced the Grand  Trunk Pacific to submit to the.insertion of a clause in their buiiding contract compelling: them to employ only/  white labor, in this province after  Laurier's omission to do so.  In .answer-to this the,News reproduces the document over the signatures  of William-Waimvrigbt, second vice-  president, Henry Philips, Secretary  and D'Arcy Tate, the company's solicitor, But this is only one of the  lies that "Honest John" is nightly  peddling 'from platform to platform.  THE NOVEMBER ROD AND  GUN  When   writing    Advertisers  Mention the Gazette.  Please  Mann  interests to build at least 500  miles of road yearly from this out.  In fact, it is stated officially that the  coming year will: be the busiest ever  experienced' by the builders of the C.  N. R��������� and that by the end Of 1910,  every mile will be under contract from  Montreal to the Pacific coast. This, of  course, includes the section around  the north of Lake Superior, as well as  the British Columbia, section, which  will be started both at Edmonton, and  orr the Pacific the week following the  ratification at the polls of the bargain  which was signed a short time since,  by Premier McBride and Dan Mann.  With this off their minds, it is understood that the next question will be  the extension of the Atlantic section  to Halifax.  While/ notable for- the variety and  range of its contents,  the November  number of Rod  and Gun  in Canada,  published by W. J. Taylor, at Woodstock,  Ont..  in  accordance with  the  season has no less than seven hunting  stories.   !In addition, the opening one,  descriptive of an official visit to the  Indian reserves for the purpose of paying, the  treaty   money,   will   attract  much attention.   An account of a trip  to Nipigon, after an absence of twenty-eight years,  contrasting conditions  then and now, brings forcibly home to  readers the advances made in Canada  in  the last, quarter of a century.    A  Winter's  trip through the Algonquin  Park, the great national playground  of Ontario,   by   the   Superintendent,  shows  how well the public interests  are guarded by those in charge. From  shelter house to shelter house   these  men travel all winter and   do their  best to prevent poaching in the national  reserve.   A Fishing trip to Newfoundland, the climbs of the Alpinists,  a sarcastic paper orr the Perils of the  Chase and numerous others, all having  their own interests,  make up a number every sportsman  will be  glad to  possess  and  one which   each  should  make sure he does not miss.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  f>  n\  A  m  j  (1  I  :.?   $  ADVERTISE IN   THE   GAZETTE!  Vernon, B. C  A


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