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 AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. II.  Noi 44.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15,   1906.  $2; 00, in Advance.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000  , HEAD OFFICE,  B. E. WALKER, General Manager  TORONTO  ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN  THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND  IMPORTANT   MINING DEAL  Closed On the Nicola Valley Coal  Measures.  BANKING   BY  MAIL  Business may be transacted by mail with any branch  of the Bank. Accounts may be opened, and deposits  made or withdrawn by mail. Every attention is paid  to out-of-town accounts.  Penticton Branch  J. M. Christie, Manager.  CHARLES.M SHAW  '   Civil Engineer,  ,.'������������������        dominion   and   provincial  Land Surveyor. .-'���������"*.-'  OROVILLE-WENATCHEE ROAD  To Be Commenced This Winter and a  Quick Route to the Coast Established.  Orders iriay be left at Gazette office.  ttEDLEY,      :      :      :      :  B. G.  H  ROGERS,  M.A., 13.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  Edw. C. Warren  Electrical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,  B.C.  Estimates Furnished on any Electrical Project for Power or Light  HORACE F. EVANS  GEOLOGIST  (College.of Liberal Arts)  Will report on geologic conditions in the  vicinity of Nickel Plato Mine, and .Similka-  inccn-country generally. : : Dependable  and  disinterested reports furnished.  HKDLKY.   H. C.  Grand Union  Hotel _____  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  (Seattle Times)  "Work will commence on the Great  Northern extension from Wenatchee  to Oroville some time this Avinter.  The railroad will begin building after  construction work closes in the east  and will push the new Columbia river  line through the winter months. A  lack of men makes it impracticable to  undertake the extension at present.  Even if all '-.arrangements were completed it: would be almost impossible  for the contractors to secure enough  labor to build the road; and railroad  officials will not authorize tire extension while a labor shortage exists.  It will be necessary in many parts of  the east to stop railroad building late  in November.   The ground will then  be   frozen   too   hard   for   economical  work and the crews will be called irr  until spring.   Railroad'men can work  in this state throughout the year, and  the Great Northern will take advantage of the cessation of eastern work  by bringing big crews of eastern laborers into this state.   The men  will be  out of jobs, and it is expected that the  labor shortage can   be fully rrret by  such importations.    Without a supply  from that source the work could not  be   undertaken.     In  addition  to  the  labor supply that can be had by stopping work in the oast, the roads will  be able to call upon the small army of  men still working in the harvest fields  and elsewhere.   Many of the logging  camps in the foot-hills have to shut  dowrr during winter, and in railroad  work through a timber country these  men   can  be used.   A great deal of  labor can be fonnd elsewhere in the  state.   Were the Great Northern to  begin   work  on   its   Wenatchee  line  immediately,   it  would result in attracting men from other work on the  Hill lines.  A most important mining deal was  consummated lately when Mr. F. H.  Lantz, acting for local and eastern  capital, took up an option held by him,  and made a substantial-.payment on  the coal measures of the Nicola Valley  Coal it Iron .'company, which is composed of Messrs. F. L. Carter-Cotton.  C...F. Law, Evans, Colenian & Evans,  ���������William Armstrong and Steve Ting-  ley. The property consists of 2600  acres and is situated about 45 miles up  the branch of the C. P. R. now being  built from Spence's Bridge to Nicola,  and the railway runs within halt'-a-  mile of the tunnel mouth at Coal  Gulley.  These coal seams have been known  for the past 35 years, aircl have been  used locally till a tunnel about 200 feet  deep has been driven into them. The  coal is high-grade hituininous, and in  cooking quality is said to be second' to  none in British Columbia. With the  development of these mines it is quite  likely that a smelter may be established at Hedley for the reduction.of  the low-grade ores of the district, of  which there are immense deposits, but  which to-day are lying practically  useless.  ';,. It is said to be the intention of the  new o.wners to proceed at once with  development and to mine coal for  shipment, and as the mines are situated only 225 miles from Vancouver  by rail they iiiay become a factor in  the supply of the coast cities. It can  also be used as a. source of supply for  the C. P. R. western division and for  the Great Northern west of Midway,  when the V. V. &.E. is completed.  A COMMUNICATION.  Chesaw May Get Railway Connection.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,   Heal Estate,   Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under  Land  Act and  Mineral Act.  GRANBY POTLATCHES $25,000  Heads of Departments Given This Sum  In Recognition of Long and  Efficient Service.  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office  at   HEDLEY,  B. C.  OLIVER & GLADDEN  -:o:-  Civil & Mining Engineers  ���������:<>:���������  MINES ana  RE/\L   ESTATE  HEDLEY, B.C.  HOTEL  PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Kntcs Moderate.  A. Baknes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  (Phoenix Pioneer)  When J. P. Graves, first vice-president and general manager of the  Granby Consolidated, was in the east  recently, to attend the animal meeting  of the company, he submitted a proposal to the board of directors for  the distribution among the heads of  departments of the company at mines  and smelter, of certain amounts of  cash, in voluntary recognition of long  and efficient service. The recommendation was at once adopted by the  board, and about $55,000 was recently  paid out in this way in Phoenix and  Grand Forks.  Altogether about forty employees  of the Granby Co. were effected by the  distribution, all of whom had been in  the employ of the company five years  or more. The payment was not based  on any percentage of salaries being  regularly received, but on faithful and  effecient service to the company. It is  hardly necessary to state in this connection, that this distribution of profits  among the Granby department heads  will cement even more strongly the  kindly feelings that have heretofore  existed between management and  trusted employees, the company thus  showing its liberal policy and appreciation of merit.  A short time ago the Great Northern  had a survey gang running a line from  the V. V. & E. at Myncaster Station  to Chesaw, with a view of putting in  a spur.  The Molson Independent, in referring to it, says;  "P. H. Burnham, district freight  and passenger agent, with headquarters at Grand Forks, was in town  yesterday irr the interest of the railroad company, He was in conference  with representatives of the Molson  Gold Mining Company relative to furnishing cars for the shipment of Poland China ore to the Grand Forks  smelter.  Mr. Burnham had just paid a. visit  to Chesaw, where he went to investigate a project of running a spur from  Myncaster to the Myers Creek inetrop���������  olis. While unwilling to say that he  would recommend the Chesaw branch,  the official commented favorably- on  the outlook for tonnage there and  emphasized the community's great  need of the proposed road. The route  has been surveyed and is a. comparatively easy one. The distance is only  about four miles.  obstacle is the international boundary  line, the customs departments of both  governments objecting to the road  crossing the line so many times.  However, it is thought that this  mutter can be adjusted and Chesaw  given the much coveted railroad transportation."  count of the Daly Reduction Co.  ing their flume and   covering  it  METEOROLOGICAL  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Nov. 10th :  Nov  AT THE MINE.  Maximum  Minimum  4  40  20  5  31  20  6  28  22  7  31  ltt  8  32  9  9  42  10  0  37  27  Rainfall 1.55  Snowfall 14.5 inches.  Nov  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  AT THE  MILL.  Maximum  54  72  *.. 52  43  40  49  53  Rainfall for week .63 inches  Hedley, B. C.  Nov.  5,  1900.  To the Editor Hedlev Gazette.  Sir:���������-I notice a misleading statement in your issue of November 1st.  This time it was not only personal,  but also a direct libel. What made  you jump to such false;-!conclusions'..I  'cannot understand!' and if you will  kindly, publish this letter, those who  arc interested directly or indirectly in  this flume problem will at least know  the truth and the true way in which  the citizens of-, Hedley were deprived  of .their light on the night of October  30th.  To make a long story short, I was  one of the first to blaze -a trail up  Twenty Mile creek in 1899, when I located the ''Wellington," '-Cracker  Jack" and "Cannon Ball' mineral  claims (before the Daly Reduction Co.  or the Hedley Gazette were thought  of). I discovered ore. in the property  and for some years we did the required work above where the flume is now.  When Mr. M. K. Rodgers started to  survey and construct this flume we  thought it would be an advantage to  the properties in being able to get  water at a higher altitude, instead of  a detriment, and Mr. M. X. Rodgers  or the Daly Reduction Co. received no  right of way from the claim owners:  my partners and myself thought it  would be useless to raise any objections as we understood that they  could secure.the right of way by law,  and we. were assured that we could  use the water and that suitable" crossings would be made to enable us to  get around our claims. When this  flume was built and became in use it  was not more than two feet high, and  of late years we have been exploring  the lower levels of our ground   on ac-  rais-  with  inch lumber, however, I find that our  ore deposits dip into the hill from the  croppings and not having   the   financial means to drive long tunnels from  the creek bed to tap these deposits at  depth, I have decided to work on my  ore.    Early last spring whilst working and prospecting on the "Wellington" claim I made a new discovery of  good looking ore and   decided   to   try  and open it up, and   asked   the   company to protect their flume from  possible damage from falling rocks.    Last  September I sgain asked the company  to place, lagging etc. where my  rocks  would come down,  as  I  had already  stripped the surface   and   was   ready  for blasting, but they paid no attention to me or my claims.    On October  1st I wrote to Mr. Lamb stating that  I was working   on   these   claims   and  asked him to protect tlie flume from  possible damage caused by blasting or  rocks coming down the steep side hill,  that it was impossible to   stop   them,  I   received  a   reply   from   Mr. Lamb  about three weeks afterwards' stating  that he had received my lettea of Oct.  1st., and that any damage   I did  the  flume the company would hold me responsible.    I again   waited   a  reason-  The only serious I able time, expecting that   on   my   re-  tiun from Princeton the required  lagging  would be placed across the flume  so that my rocks would go   over onto  the ground I was  interested in   below  without damage.  I called at the company's office on  October 28th and met Mr. Ross and  Mr*. Lalor. Mr. Ross kindly undertook  to have some of the ore I brought in  tested, I had no idea of change of management but thought that some of the  company's officials were in on businiss  and I wanted them to examine these  ores.  I went back to work on the claims,  and on October 30th just after the  whistle blew I fired my holes in my  new discovery which is situated about  1000 feet above the flume, and out of  sight of same. I got down to the  flume before dark and noticed that  about two or three feet of the bottom  of the flume had gone out. I met the  watchman and told him where the  flume had bust, I also met Mr. Duffy  at his cabin and asked him how and  when the flume broke he said he heard  the water rush down the side hill lust  after I fired. It was only after Mr.  Duffy told me that 1 knew that one of  my rocks had done the damage, and  when the town lights were turned off  aliout two hours afterwards and peo-  Contlnuod on Page Four.  TRAIN SERVICE TO MOLSON.  And Progress of Work on the  ��������� V.-V. &E.  (Molson independent Nov. 2nd )  "Some day during the coming week  a train service will be inaugurated between Molson and Spokane. The road  has been completed to this point and  last week the Canadian portion was  inspected by tlie proper official and  his report and recommendation' wired  to the Ottawa government. As soon  as a reply can be had the road will be,  turned .-over from the contractors to  the operating 'department, of'the railroad and a freight and passenger service will at once be installed. The  railroad people are expecting a. favorable reply from Ottawa by wire any  hour.  Superintendent Morgan was in Molson yesterday for a short time and in  conversation with a reporter stated  that while no definite schedule had  yet been prepared, it was possible that  a passenger train would arrive here  every evening about S.30 o'clock and  leave the next '-morning,, about seven,  He said that the company would not  be in shape to give the best.- of accommodations for the first few weeks  owing to the incomplete condition of  the local depot, but that a temporary  office would be furnished and the business handled to the best possible  advantage.  Work on the road has been seriously  handicapped during the past week  owing to a shortage of coal for the  locomotives. The ballasting crew has  managed to keep busy most of the  time and has succeeded in finishing up  the station grounds. The steel is laid  several miles the other side of Circle  City, but work was temporarily discontinued last Monday and the crew  went back to Myncaster and is now  engaged in putting guard rails on the  bridges between that point and Molson.  The crew will arrive back here in a  few days and will commence laying  rails down the hill toward Oroville as  soon as a sufficient supply of coal is  on hand to keep things.moving."  Since the above, it is learned that  on November 7th the train service bad  been established; that the end of the  track "was Hearing Oroville and that  the ballasting train was  west of Molson.  eight miles  ANOTHER OLD-TIMER GONE  Universal regret was felt in Fair-  view, at the death of Theodore Powers, butcher, of that town, who died  on Thursday the Sth and was buried  on Saturday. Mr. Powers was a resident of Fairview from its early days.  In Fairview he was a general favorite,  being cheerful in disposition and honorable in his dealings. Before coming  to Fairview he had seen much frontier  life in the. west, but was never voluble  or garulous in.relating his experience.  Fairview will be lonely without the  old man.  Caught Killing Beaver,  And Fined.  Two trappers named O'Lynn and  Paul Johnson were trapping on the  Roche River and it was reported to  constable Hewatt, of Princeton, that  they had been killing or trapping  beaver. The constable found two  beaver skins in their pack of furs, and  brought them up before Ernest Waterman J. P. who fined them $100 and  costs.    The costs ran up to $53.  Minimum  38  30  2(5  23  28  37  27  Mr. Rolls bowled over a little yearling buck.  M. McAuley was among the lucky  hunters last week. He brought down  an eight point buck.  It is the Fernie coal strike that is  keeping back tho track-layers, They  can getjno coal for the enpinos.  T. D. Pickard returned on Sunday  rright from a trip over the roads in the  eastern portion of the Similkameen  riding. With so large a mileage of  roads to look after in this riding, the  task of giving personal attention to all  of them requires strenuous work on  the part of the   superintendent.  In seems that after all, there was  some foundation for the report that  Rev, A. H. Cameron of Keremeos had  joined the Anarchists. He went to  Anarchist Mountain and joined in  matrimony Emma Penneman and Roy  Smith, late of Washington state.  ������ "wrwrj.TW, W'������!bwjt THE   HEDLEY    GAZETTE,   NOVEMBER 15,    1906.  She Ibedlcy Gazette  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Issue! on Thursdays by the Hi-:m.r.v Ga/.kttk.  l'UINTINfi ANII Pl'ltl.lSIII.N'fi COMI'A.VV.  l'.l.Mrri'.n.   at-.Hedley,   B.C.  Subscriptions in.Advance  l'(: Vc.-ir.  ���������Six' .Months...  . ,.!?'J.0C  ...   1.00  ridge lying between the north and  south forks of Rock Creek, but would  cut several miles off the distance: intervening between McKinney and  Midway. The road was almost built,  but Incke'd the necessary work to complete, and il lay there year after year  without being of benefit to anyone,  There was also on the main road between Rock Mountain and Midway/an  almost impossible grade, which from  top'to bottom was something over 14  per cent, and in places over 25 per  cent grade, But its worst feature was  the narrowness of the grade and the  very steep cmha'ukmcnt. Every win-  witnosscd mishaps on, tin's bill  when fanners' sleighs, were, sliding off  the grade and going over the steep  bank, endangering life and -property.  It was to avoid this grade that the  new McKinney road was being -taken  by way of White Bar. But the building of the   V. V. <to K.   filtered  condi-  v Copper and Its Outlook.  Uy Horace K. Evans.  Tin; inflation of certain phases of" the  copper industry 'might have ,been ex-j  pected in these, days of short-cut  methods to wealth and the high pies-,  sure which governs the man that be-���������  lieves, wealth is the chief end of -ere-!  a.tion. Inflation is a device of the!  schemer and it is not a genuine sub-1  stitute for discovery and production. q  It is a device of the middleman and O  not of the producer. It is an unhealthy j S  stimulus that well informed people | x  oftener   dislike  than  appreciate,  and j     O  >S000O0OSO9O66OCCOCOSOSCO0CO0OSOSO0OCO0CCC<  BANK OF  ������ BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,66o.  HEAD OFFICE IX CANADA.  II. STrivKMAX, General Manager  Reserve- $2,141,333.  -      MONTREAL  .1. ELMSLY, Supt. of Hnvuciies  Advertising Rates  'Measurement. ���������'-' lines to the inch.  Land Notices���������Oortiticales ofiiiiproveiiient. etc.  $7 Ml for liO-day notices, and So.OO for 30-day  novices.  Transient Advertisements���������not  exceeding one  ifich. Si.00 for one insertion, uV> cents for I tei  ������������������- each subsequent insertion.   Over one inch, j  1" rents per line for first insertion and'0  cents per line for unci) subsequent, insertion.  Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per mouth.  Sl.:.V>: over I inch and up to I inches. ������1.00  per. inch 'permonth. To constant, advertisers  raking larger space than four'inches, on  -application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based on size of space and length  of tit lie. ���������.,  Advertisements will he changed once every  'month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftcner thats once a month  the   price of composition  will  lie -charged at  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisements .should  be in the office by 00011 'on Tuesday to secure I station for all residing'' on Rock Moun- ' increase   in    consumption   without  a  attention for thai week'-; issue. ' -        I   -        '     . ���������  .1 tain, at Camp McKinney and  on   the  BANKING BY MAIL���������Accounts of 'parties  living at a distance  receive our  special attention. Deposits can be made through the mail, aitd sums added  -.- thereto and withdrawn at any Jino.    A General Hanking Dusinoss'Trans-  acted.   Drafts issued, payable at all points in Canada and abroad.   '   .     '*.:  since it is a -'mere, make-shift,'ephem  era 1 in character and vieiotis in  prin-j  ciple,  it does  hot add  to  production |  and.is therefore a'FLvr of the mono'p-j  olist and r its derivation  is   therefore,  uncertain because it'at once autagqii-:  izes   the   producer   and   the  genuine;  consumer. ��������� r  The price of a commercial' product;  is generally based on supply and de-'  niand, and when an article is known  to.be plentiful its -prod netion depends  on the fjupstion of demand, but when  tions in that  vicinity very materiullv, j i(. fK kll()vvn th.lt a n���������t,mil pi:ociuct i(i  making McBride's the nearest railway ; becoming scarce by'reason of a steady;  L Hedley Branch,      =     L. G. HacHAFFlE, Acting Manager  HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN    fUDlo&Y, B. G. ���������   MEQUAW,  Managing b'ditor.  Full Moon  .'New Moon  uistqunr.     ^iJi'rb^'w       First qunr.  190(5  Mi0  NOVEMBER  1900  Sun. Mon. Tiies. Wee!. Thu. fri, Sat.  j. western end of tlie.Rock Creek plateau.  I ��������� ��������� ������������������  ] The neW'MciKnriey road has now been  j taken over the;   south   fork   of  Hock  Creek to-join on   to   the. Rock Mountain road  and  the  bad  grade at the  crossing is being changed.  The divide between Keremeos Creek  corresponding increase in. production, j  the inflationist and the monopolist at!  once seek the opportunity of circling  the "market and they more or less  succeed until the producer and genuine  consumer are able by discovery to increase the supply.  The industrial press of late is filled  with' articles on the outlook of copper  and the present supply on hand.  11-  lS  o  .12  .19  (i  ,18.  20  !7  ���������>7  U  21  .28  8  15  22  29  9  1(5  28  80  8  10  17  2t  and the Okanagan'has received atten-'    Statisticians   of   repute, admit that  tion and   various  pieces  of new road | th������ United States is not keeping up to  constructed that have provided outlet  for   important   settlements,   such   as  Shingle   Creek   and   Mai;oon   Valley,  while extensive   repairs   on   existing  roads were executed.  The western portion  of the riding  jits   average   shipments.   , Up   to   the  j year ended Sept. 80, 1900, that country  j sent to Europe 195,772 tons of copper  put of.a. total of .828,555 tons, compared  with a total production of 214,057 tons  in 19084 and 217,008 in 1904-5.  The production -ot  copper in  other  has witnessed tlie construction of var-1 .^"f"^    th;m    tho   United:  States,  which country is responsible torinore  ions new roads, including the  Copper  Mottutain road betAveen Princeton and  A GOOD   RECORD  It is doubtful whether any other  riding in the province can render as  good an account of the expenditure on  roads during any parliamentary term  for the amount expended, as that  shown in the Similkameen riding in  the term that is Hearing its close.  .Many important sections that were  absolutely without communication by  wagon or other vehicle, during 'eng-  thened periods: in each year, are now  provided with transportation facilities, and the general condition of existing roads very much improved. The  road mileage of the? riding is very  large, and the wonder is that the appropriations, large as they may seem  to other ridings that were not given  nearly so much, have been able to accomplish what they have done.  Take the Kettle River road for instance, that had been so grossly bungled by previous governments end large  sums of money squandered without  affording relief to the mine-owners  and ranchers who were there immured and whose properties, no matter  how valuable they might be, were  temporarily useless to them. Within  a- vear after the present government  assumed control, the road was completed all the way to Carmi, and as  soon i;s completed, the mine-owners of  lip; West Fork took hold in a manner  that must call forth the commendation of everybody who admires pluck  and pi-ogres*. Although a fifty mile  haul lay between them and the nearest railway point at Midway, thev began taking out ore and shipping it to  the smelters, giving employment to  miners and teamsters and making  money for themselves and the province  in return for tlie road that had been  built for them.  Over on Rook Creek an unsatisfactory situation with regard to roads  had existed for years, hut has now  been adjusted in a manner we'll calculated to suit the wants of that locality,  and at a. moderate cost. The former  government had started in to build a  piece of road from McKinney to the  Rock Creek Plateau near the forks.  This would not only afford facilities  for the shipment of ore from the Dayton   and  other    properties along  the  than 50% of the European-demand, is  known to be increasing very slowly,  works of road construction in the riding. There has also been considerable  work en One Mile and Five Mile creeks,  and much more planned out to be executed in that locality.  The Princeton Star blames Mr.  Shatford for the. expenditure of some  money iu Hedley this year. It is true  that a Iock-np is being built in Hedley,  but then Princeton lms had a lock-up  all along. Why, then, should the Star  object to Hedley, with six hotels,  get-  Copper Mountain, and the Bear Creek j much more- slowly than consumution,  road to open up  the  camps  on  Bear I while   copper   consumption    in     the  ,,     7    .1-1- e 41 ���������    ���������     1 j United   States   has   increased    much  Creek, this being one of the  principal .-.,���������,..  ' more    rapidly   during   the   past   five  years than production.  These are some of the  chief conditions  to  be  met  with  in  connection  with the copper industry of the world  at the present time, and it naturally  suggests   a   number of questions,   of  which two or three' are of more than  supreme  interest   to   the   people    of I  British   Columbia.     These, are:   Are;  the present prices of copper pernian-!  cut?     Are    these    figures ��������� and   tlie j  plural term  is used because there are j  various grades  and  kinds���������stable, or j  will they not take a sudden leap audi  go down   to the figures'measured by  one-half the  present rates ?     Again :  ting a lock-up at this late hour,   when . wm   n()(.   th(J   stininhw   which   hi���������h  THE  LEADING  HOTEL  OF   THE SIMILKftMEEN VALLEY  This house is new and strictly first cla^s  in every respect, being equipped with all  modern conveniences���������electric light, telephone, baths, etc.        :  :       Rate model ate.  A.   McDERMOTT,  Proprietor.  Keremeos New Townsite  Now On the Market. ======  The V. V. &; E. Railway Station will be in the  centre of the  town.  Now is the time to get your lots, before the first  train  conies up  the  valley.  Choice 1, 2 and 3 acre lots all around  town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast,    .lust a few  left.    Now is the time to double your money.  For  Full   Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  J. .). Armstrong. Manager  Princeton with two hotels has had a j pi.jces give to furthor discovery result  lock-up for years. It is true that Hed-1 in increased production, for is it not a,  ley is drawing some money from  the j *'������* that there are now known to be j  .,,.,. . , , rich  deposits of unworked copper  in I  provincial legislature towards a bos-1   ,    ,,..,, . , .      ,-,      1  1 the Similkameen country and in other 1  pital. but in order to get  this the peo- j p.u.t8 of the c()ntilieiltj which .ire llofc j    pie of this town had to put up a much { even located, let alone worked, and is | KTOTICE IS  HEREBY  GIVEN that sixty  '.,,,, : ..        .       ,.     .   ,,    . ,   ��������� i A"       days after date I intend to apply to the  larger sum   to  comply    with   the  re- | it not a tact that certain copper cor-   ].]on. tno chief   Commissioner of Lands and  Town Lots  $100, $200  and $250  1, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300 Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  NOTICE.  Notice of Forfeiture.  ,.   .,      t, , c,    ���������     ! noi-iMmm that mio-fit be named   have I Works for permission to purchase the follow-j  quuenients oi   the  Benevolent  Socio- '.poiations emit nu.,ub in.. naintu   n.i\ e | illg.acRcr-ibed agricultural   and   pasture land  adopted the policy of belittling these > containing   ten    acres,   more or   less,   that  , .'      , ., , ,       . ,    ,     ! portion of  section   19. township   S(i,  hounded  denosits because they do not wish to ; 0��������� tiie East hy Dog Lake on the South-by \V.  ties ' Act before this legislative aid  could he secured. Should Princeton  or any other place in the. riding put up  imcnimi-ni'i-niimoHHiin  -mfl  -ii-i' tint, in i Gillespie's pre-emption claim, on  the West by  entountu umnK.ur.ion and ait. not "��������������� l)1.e.cn,1I)tio'n claln; Xo. 3SM, on the Xortli by  a   position    to   secure   these  deposits I Ritchie's purchase, in the Similkameen Divi-  ..... . . ���������      ., 1 .  ,, 4.     11    I sion of Vale. District.  a like amount toi a hospital,   there  is   unless, nt   the  case,  ot  those actually ! ������������������-������,... .,    , ,.,..T ,-,-  no doubt that they will get the same | discovered   and   located,   the   owners 1  are willing to sell them for a beggarly '  Penticton. Sept. -'7th. lUOfi  NOTICE  legislatives assistance.     Why  then  do  they  blame   Mr.   Shatford?   Hedley,  too, is getting a new  school,  but  this  was coining  to  Hedley  all   the  time.  The government never  provided any  other school building  in   Medley,   and  now that  the school   accommodation  in Princeton has  become   inadequate,  the people of Princeton have seen that j sumption  is   increasing   more  rapidly \ intl4" T?���������'"'''V"' 'T^- -' "������i������freA,f������r "l"P  I L , , .   .  '        '  !    Dated nt hairview tins atli day of Oct., 1H(������).  Mr. Shatford  moved   immediately   to j than    producers     have     anticipated.'  J Copper   has   always   been   a   coming  ! metal and its supremacy is not olTeni-  eral,   but,   permanent.      Its .increased :  uses arc; an evidence of a highly advan- : NOI JLCfci.  cing industrial condition.    As a metal i    itsnsi'se-m nevei- lessen -md while rhr������ I f*-*^'1''   to ln-v ranch  on   Krugcr  Mountain  us lists cm m.vM it sst 11 .nut wiiik. tut. , ^   .ll)ol|t tW) mo|)ths llf,0( one bay sbillioii  art of copper smelting is  one  o"  price-' (  The more the outlook of the copper :  market of the  world  is  investigated, !  tlie more convincing are the facts thatl    the high price of copper is due to the '. VfOTK'E is lierebv given that sixty days after  ' , . , , 1 ��������� i ' (lilfe I intend to apiily to tho C.'hiet Coin-  causes ot demand and supply, which missioncr of Lands and works for permission   .,,... .,,,,. i,���������,:iii.i.ii<i .mil uiiiiui'.iioi.ii I u> purchase that portion of Section 11. Town-  causes are  legitimate and  substantial.   ^i,ij> ol. Similkanieen District, hounded on tlie  Old   mines   art!   petering   faster  than I north by L. -.'iKi G. l. on the south-east by tlie  ' . , I A. D. A. and Columbia mineral claims, and on  new ones can replace them, and con- I the west by F. Ii. Boone's pre-emption. contain-  To Thoihns Fiu-quhar and any person or persons  to whom he may have transferred his interests in tlie Maple Leaf and Long Shot  mineral claims, situated on Dividend Mountain,   in   the  Osoyoos Mining Division  of  Vale District.  j "yOU are hereby required to take notice that  1    I have expended for assessments and for  I recording  ecrtilieat.es   of  work   done  on   tlie  above claims, the sum of one  hundred  and  seventy-two   dollars   and    seventy-live   cents  ��������� (SIT'ATS).   being  tin   expenditure necessary to  ,     . . ,.���������.���������������,.  ,.rvii,i,      enable me to hold said claims,  and yon are  by his agent, M. C. KENDALL. I hereby required to contribute your share or  proportion of such expenditure, together with  i all costs of advertising. If you fail or refuse to  I contribute such amount, including advertising,  : within sixty days from date of first publication  i of this notice in the Hedley Gazette, your interest will become vested in me. your co-owner.  I muter tlie provisions of the "Mineral Act and  j Amending Acts."  I     Dated this ilth day of November, liKHi.  ! :il-l \V. .1. GARHUTT.  Notice of Forfeiture.  get them the necessary accommodation whenever the matter was brought  to his attention. Hedley, too, is getting a wagon road to the mining  camps that are tributary hereto. One  of the very fit'st new roads which Mr.  Shatford bad built in this riding was  the portion of the road giving Princeton connection with.Copper Mountain.  Princeton gets this in the. Government's first vear ; Hedley waits until  the end of the third year. Wherein  then has Hedley wronged any other  portion? But the, people of Hedley  have too much sense to blame the people of Princeton for anything the Star  may say, for it is well-known that  Princeton people are too fair-minded  to share the Star's views in this matter.  :i!i-is  EVAN MORiUS  Per R. IL PARKINSON, Agt.  NOTICE.  the I weighing   about  !)50   pounds,   brawled   "K!"  , ,      ,    , .       .     1     ,   .   1 .,     i (connected) on left shoulder.     If not claimed  best   known   to    industrial   man,    the ; Within  thirty  dav.<   will   be  sold   by   public  perfection of that art has not vet been jiUU:tion to cover.expenses.  1       ,     ,     ., ...     ...... ' .   !    Dated this.^nd day of October. liKJfi.  reached���������the art itself, like the metal. ��������� .. ....  .      ���������    , ..        ,       .        ,;.       i l-J-l") THOMAS LACEY, Fairview, B.C.  is advancing along the  Appinn   v. av  of industrial greatness.  The demand for copper being then  greatly in excess of the supply, and  there being known deposits of copper  having great values in the newer portion of the international mineral /.one  known as the. Similkameen country,  it belongs to the. people of British  Columbia, to see that the copper deposits of the Similkameen are developed., and exploited in such a way as  will conduce best to the welfare and  happiness of the people.  NOTICE IS TIEREHY GIVEN that HO days  afterdate I intend to apply to tlie Chief  Commissioner of Lands and \\ oi-ks for permission to purchase IliO acres of pasture land described as fallows: Commencing at tho N. K.  corner of Lot't!(W, thence 10 chains east, 10  chains south. 10 chains west, 10 chains north  to point of commencement.  M. DALY  Keremeos R. (.'., Sept. to, 1!Kl(i I!"-!)  The Gazette and the Mining  World  for Jfi8.00 per year.  To William Kdlin Welby of Penticton, and any  person or persons to whom he may have  transferred his interests in the Florence  and Xeerust fractional mineral claims, situated on Twenty-Mile Creek, in tlie Osoyoos  Mining Division-of Vale District.  YOU are hereby required to take notice that  I have expended for assessments and for  recording certificates of work done on the  above claims for the years UXJI-liK);. and l!)0">-  KHKi, the sum of two hundred and five dollars  (SiOJ.OO), being an expenditure necessary to  enable 111c to hold said claims, and you are  hereby required to contribute your share or  proportion of such expenditure, together with  all costs of advertising. If you fail or refuse to  contribute such amount, including advertising,  within sixty days from date of first publication  of this notice in tlie Hedley Gazette, your interest will become vested in 1110 your co-owner,  under the provisions of the "Mineral Act and  Amending Acts."  Dated this 13th day of November, l!)0(i.  HI-1 T If OS. U RA DS If A \ V.  NOTICE  ���������JVJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 00 days  -1-* after date (intend to apply to tlie Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 80 acres, more or less, of pasture land situated as follows: C'oiiieucing at  tlie N. E. corner of Lot No. a>'2 running ������)  chains cast, "20 chains north, 10 chains west, 2(1  chains south, 'JO chains oust along boundary of  Lot 'Jli'J to point of commencement.  G. M. ALLISON  Keremeos U. C. Sept. loth. Ii)0(i 37-!) THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   NOVEMBER  15,   1906;  Town and DistrUft.  The saw-mill is in operation these  days getting a stock of lumber ahead,  Better quit fishing for a while. November loth is the last day for catching"  trout.  A dance will be held in Fraternity  hall on Friday evening to which all  are. invited.  Gilbert Mohr, of Entlerby. came in  on Tuesday to take a position in .1. A.  Schubert's store.  Mr ,J. H. Kennedy, of the V. V. A: E  is in town accompanied by Mrs. Kene  dy and Mrs Milliken.  Hedley has had two nights of.Egyp-  o  uise   of  out.  tian darkness   this   week   but  three lengths of the flume goiu'  Geo Sproule has been appointed provincial constable and chief licence inspector for S. E. Yale, with headquarters at Osoyoos.  Mr. Bailey's thesis whicli possibly j  should have been run as a serial, is I  responsible for crowding out consider-1  able more interesting matter. :  The hospital has been given a prim  ing coat of paint. |  Messrs Messenger and Jamieson each  got a fine deer on Sunday.  Mr. J. M. Cody left on Monday last  for Helena. Montana to visit his people there.  The shooting talent .of the ��������� Hedley  Hiiie Association has been increased by  the return of Mr. Forbes. ,  The committee in connection with  the St. Andrew's banquet are busy  perfecting arrangements and expect to  have, a successful time.  The special   meeting of < the Licence  Commissioners for   the   Nicola licensing district which was  to take. place  .on Thursday last has been postponed  until Thursday the 22nd.  Miss Anna Brown of New Westminster, arrived on Tuesday's stage,  and will remain in town some time,  the guest of her sister, Mrs ,T. .1. Marks.  Thomas. Winters, cook at No. 1 construction camp of the V. V. & E. at  Keremeos, aged Go years, died.on Friday 9th inst. of pneumonia, and was  buried on the 10th.  Miss  Campbell,   of, Vancouver  rived in Hedley  on  Thursday last  take, the position of house-keeper  the.  Hotel   Similkameen   vacated  Miss Machiu.  ar-  to  at  bv  L. W Shatford M. P. P. came in on  Friday from Fairview and spent a few  days in town. He went out again yesterday, en route to Fairview and Penticton and may go to the coast before  returning.  ���������  , The warm ruins of the past week  took off the greater part of the. snow  that had fallen at the Nickel Plate,  and it is hoped also contributed a  generous amount of moisture to Twenty Mile Lake.  Mr. and Mrs. Forbes have returned  to Hedley. Mr. Forbes came on Friday to get things in readiness and Mrs  Forbes came on Sunday. "While Mrs.  Forbes has made a fair recovery from  her recent illness, she is yet far from  well, and although her many friends  in Hedley are pleased to have her back  they cannot expect her to take the  'prominent part in public functions  which she did, at least for a few  months until her strength has fully  returned.  Last week Mr.  Cox came  Loohris. accompanied by Mr.  the  superintendent  of    the  Mountain   Tunnel   Company  amine the   group of claims  in from  . Beidler,  Palmer  to   ex-  on Five  Charlie. Reveley Iras taken charge of  the Nickel Plate store and entered on  his duties at-the beginning of the.week.'  His predecessor, Mr. Pen well took his  departure on Monday last.  Miss Lanront will hold a school concert on December 21st. A programme  | is being prepared to which the school  children will contribute, and will be  assisted by local adult talent.  The contractors .finished'the roof on  the new jail last week and began work  on the school-house which they are  anxious to get covered in so as to be  ready for airy bad wsathe'r which may  be experienced.  Mrs. Wynne and baby came down  from Princeton on Sunday and, are  stopping at the hotel Similkameen.  Mr. Wynne took charge of the Daly  Reduction Company's assay office, on  his arrival from Princeton on Thursday last. . ���������  Dr. McEwen, accompanied by Mrs.  and Miss Kirby, drove up from Keremeos on;Friday last. They started on  their return journey the same evening  going as far as Bradshaw's where they  remained over night, and left for home  the following day.  BORN  WINKLER���������At Andrews, Alberta, on October  :50th to Mr. and Mrs, A. Winkler,���������a daughter.  The MINING  WORLD  Is the most progressive, accurate,  widely read mining journal published. It contains every week  the best articles on mining and  metallurgy as well as the best  news and markets. It is invaluable to.mine owner and investor,  and is an unparalleled advertising  medium.        -  REV ELY'S  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  METALLURGISTS and  TUNING  ENGINEERS  MINES A.VD MILLS EXAMINED,  SAMPLED .and REPORTED ON.  .Samples   by mail   receive.,prompt'  attention. Correspondence-solicited.  PRINCETON  and   ROSSLAND  II. H. Cr-AUOKT. Assoc. Inst. M.M..  Member Am. Inst. 1VI.J2.. IIosst.axd.  -. .L.:..C. AVv.v.VE. Assoc. Inst M...M.,'  ' Late AssaycrLeEoi.      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In places the earth had all worn off  the steep mountain side, leaving the  bare slanting rock that was extremely  dangerous to take a horse over in the  summer time, much less the winter,  and as the trail will be used more this  winter in connection with development work tm the properties of the  Kingston Gold and Copper Mining  Company than it has been heretofore,  the work that is now being done to  put it in shape is work that was much  needed. The location of the trail also  is being changed where it crosses the  flume of the Daly Reduction Co.  The crossing has always been in a deep  draw underneath the flume, and owing  to the leakage from the flume forming  an ice" cone on the steep trail, it was  exceedingly dangerous to pass at this  point. The new crossing will be over  the Hume instead of underneath.  A tidy letter-head or bill-head commands attention from those with  whom you do business The. Gazette  print-shon can fit you out in style.  A trial will convince you.  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HENRY  3010 Westminster Road,    Vancouver.  Connecting at Spokane with the famous  2  "ORIENTAL LIMITED"  Daily   Overland   Trains  2  From Spokane for Winnipeg,  St. Paul, Minneapolis, St.���������-Louis,  Chicago and all points   east.  For complete information,  rates, berth reservations, etc.,  call on or address  C. E. Preston,  .Agent, Midway.  S.  B. O  G. Ycrkes,  A. P. A., Seattle, "Wash.  IS  When   writing  ��������� Advertisers,     Please  Mention the Gazette. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 15.   1906.  A COMMUNICATION.  e  ;i- ('ontintied.from I'aire One  ������������������..��������� pie were wondering why, 1 told them  tin? fluine was broken, and how it  broke. Now, Sir, kindly explain why  you said: "It is also stated that  the object sought is to compel tlie  company to buy him out."  You evidently have a very poor conception of how mining properties are  bought and sold, besides you do an in-  ��������� justice to honest mine managers, in  the first place these ore showings have  never been examined by the numerous  managing engineers of the Daly Reduction Co or the Yale Gold Mining i  Company..  In the second .place   they   are  not  Opened up enough to report   on   iutel-  ligentlv, owing to the  disturbed   conditions of the nietaniorpliised scdimen-  tai'ies in connection with the intrusive  rocks  which characterize   this   camp.  No. Sir, ���������!'have never  mentioned deal  to any of the Company's  managers at  any time, I presume they have all   the  <���������: ore they can possibly handle for' some  years to come.    Nevertheless, ' this is  not a;poor man's camp.    It requiees a  lot of development .work, and outside  capital has to conic in'arid '.develop  it,  but it would be most fatal for anyone'  who has mining property for sale  to  think they could compel a  rich   company to buy them out  by  maliciously  destroying     their     property.     They  would rather expend   the  entire  net  proceeds   of   their  mine   in   the  law  courts  than pay   one cent to the   incendiary who would so trv to take advantage of  previous  mismanagement  by trying to force a rich company   to  buy property they   haven't even  examined.    Then again you must remember  I came to you sometime- in   September and asked you  to print some  notices so that 1 could  post  them  up  where 1 thought my rocks might  possibly   come   down   and   damage- the  flume.    You said I didn't require them  if -I had-already notified the company.  On the day following   the   break  I  went up to continue working, on. my  ore.    I saw a lot    of  men fixing  the  fluine.    I asked for the  foreman   and  asked him if   he   would   place a few  poles over the fluine and  pointed  out  where my rocks would come down.    I  was told I couldn't work   there,   so  I  worked in a different place   and  that  night I. went up to see Mr. Ross to ask  him to protect the flume, that I wanted tt) continue working on my ore and  that a   few   poles   placed   across   the  flume at   the.   required places   would  protect   it   from  damage.    Mr.  Ross  evidently thought I had done the damage on   purpose,   and   naturally   was  very hostile.    1 told him I would  not  go up 1000 feet to blow down rocks for  spite, when I could blow  them  down  every hour if I had any' spite  against  the company without going up so high.  He told me he had fixed the Hume and  that was all he was going to do to   it,  Is A Good,  Safe   Investment  PROPERTY  HEDLEY  Hedley  is the supply point for the Nickel Plate mountain, on which is situated the famous "Nickel  Plate"���������the richest gold mine in Canada���������and many other  promising mines and prospects. It is the. mining and business  centre of the  Make  Money  Similkameen  the hew.mining' district which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coalmining sections of  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  British Columbia.  Scott Ave. (main st.) ...  . .$400 to $606  Other Streets,....  .    .. .���������'...... .$260 to $400.  .... 1 clvi'ld....  HEDLEY is the chief townon the route of the proposed  Coast-Kootenay Railway ;   and with the advent of this road, ,|  which is assured in  the near future,   it will unquestionably  become a large and important city, and town lots will .bring  \   big returns on money invested at the present time.  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  vmmmMVmPWm  For Those Who Invest INfow.  ====Pnrchase a few Lots before1 the Railway Comes==s  For Full Particulars, Maps Etc.,  "     v ���������   ' ' ��������� AF������F������I->'   TO���������    .'."���������'.'.  The Hedley City Townsite Co'y, ltd.  L. W. SHATFORD, = = HPni   PV      R   C  Secretary and flanager, iil^l/t-(i-<l ? ���������!-*���������;>������������������  hours work for the company to cover  their fluine at these points and the  question is who is'going to protect it,  the rich company or the poor property  owners? I am willing to do anything  just and reasonable, but will not be  stopped from working on my ore.  Yours Faithfully,  Frank Bailey.  and if I damaged it   again   he   would  make it interesting for nie,   and   that  he came in for work and not for trouble, and his mill  foreman   forbade   in  words not fit for publication my gt>ing  tin the flume again.    It.seems to me I  was strictly up against it,   what with  the awful threats  of   both   the   company officials and some of  the towns  people who had to tlo without electric  light   all   Tuesday   night   and   suffer  other inconveniences too  numerous to  mention, I was beginning   to  think   1  had committed some   frightful   crime  in discovering and working on ore  on  properties I was interested  in.    However, as I have   an   interest   in   only  three claims staked prior  to  the  construction of the flume, out   of   about  fifteen or twentv claims  similarly  located and dangerous to   the   Hume,   I  can only speak for myself, and   understand the company's past selfish policy  and dog-in-the-manger action.   1 think  something  is  wrong somewhere if   I  have to protect   the    rich   company's  Hume at my own  expense,   so  I  have  written  for instructions,   but  in   the  meantime 1 am prohibited from working on my ore, and 1 quite agree  with  you  Mr.   Editor,  that it seems  high  time in   the   interests   of   the  public  for something to he done to see where  we stand for this kind of thing cannot  be allowed tt> go on.  1 have no malice against the big  company. My claims are as rich to  me as their properties are to them. I  don't want any trouble, hut want free  right of way over the flume where it  crosses the property I am interested  iu and I want the company to do their  share of protecting their property and  I'll do mine. I have no inclination to  stop the company's workings, and f  don't want them to stop mine. Prospects have to be developed before they  can become mines. AH I want or expect is fair play. No attempt has yet  been made to protect the flume where  my'rocks will come down the steep  side hill.    It is a question of only a few  Now that Mr.  Bailey  has   had  his  say and, Belial-like, has endeavored to  "make the worse,   appear   the better  reason," it is encouraging to find that  at all events he is prepared to accept  the fact that the town as a whole  disapproved pretty strongly his course in  smashing the Hume in the manner that  he did.   To make him   come   to   that  conclusion  it is quite apparent  that  some plain things were said to him by  various   townspeople,    and   that the  Gazette was not alone in condemning  his  vandalism.    If,   as he admits,  it  was as far back as September that it  occurred to him to warn the Company  that the   flume should   be protected,  why was it that after he had notified  Mr. Lamb, he waited  until Mr. Lamb  had just turned over the management,  and Mr. Ross who had no notice given  him had just assumed  control,   before  titling the act.    While  the  townspeople had sufficient reason to feel annoyed at him  on   their own account for  the inconvenience experienced in being  deprived of water and light without  a moment's warning, it is well known  that this feature weighed far less with  them than the fact that they felt  humiliated   that   such  mean  treatment  should be meted out to the  new manager at the very outset.    It was  neither courteous  nor fair and  it is  not  to lie wondered  nt  that  townspeople  were indignant.  It is quite true that the editor tried  to dissuade Mr, Bailey from haying  notices printed to be put up on his  claim. One reason for this we gave  him at the time, viz. that placards  posted ii]) in the manner which he proposed doing,was not .sufficient notice, | X  and that if he wished to [give proper j������  notice it should he given direct, |K  either personally or by letter. The X  other reason, we refrained from giving j g  him in consideration of his feelings (if  he has any on that point) and we still  refrain from giving it here.  When Mr-. Bailey refers tt) the protection of the Hume as being a light,  easy matter that a few poles would fix  he appears to be talking nonsense.  Men in whose judgment the Gazette  has much more confidence, represent  it as being a very much more expensive affair. The rock which did the  damage went through the Hume both  top and bottom like a rifle bullet, and  in places nothing but very heavy tim-,  hers would   be   of  anv   use,   for the  work necessary to afford effective protection from such rocks as would come  down would represent a cost perhaps  equal to the original construction.  The Gazette is not arguing the question of a claim-owner's right to work  in any part of his claim or upon whom  the responsibility should rest of protecting such work as a flume, That is  a matter of law appertaining to the  civil courts. When the public know  for certain that there  is any particu  lar need for him working where he  was they may regard the question  differently fsom what they do at  present.  Mr. Bailey's new-born solicitude for  the welfare of the camp and the town  is encouraging. He had not heretofore impressed the citizens very strongly in tlnit direction. On the contrary,  complaint has often been heard that  he made himself a nuisance by importuning and boring mining men who  came to the camp, until he had become a sort of mineral scarecrow that  mining men were almost justified in  staying away in order' to avoid. In  butting-in, he is cheek personified,  and the visitor who hopes to rid himself of him must throw courtesy to  the winds, for Mr. Bailey is impervious  to hints; and any means used,  whether vocal or pedal, to terminate  the conference, must be vigorous.  I  X  X  x  I  I  X  X  X  X  i  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,   B.C.  X  ������  X  X  ������  ������  I  X  i  I  X  ������  X  I  X  ������  |    Frank  B. McArthur,   -   -   Manager    ������  * S  x x  HEADQUARTERS. FOR   MINING   MEN.  TABLE and BAR FIRST-CLASS.  RATES MODERATE.  s  x  X  X  t  i  X  K  x  X  X  I  X  K  X  X  X  X  K  X  I  $  WHY  EAT  MUTTON  WHEN YOU  CAN GET  SPRING  LAMB?  PORK, VEAL and  First-Class BEEF  always   on   hand.  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