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 ,\ '  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  ^VOL.   II.  No, ,38.  HEDLEY, B. (D.,; THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4,   1906.  $2.00, in Advance.  THE CANADIAN BANK  OF COMMERCE  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000.    Reserve Fund, $4,500,000  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  , B. E. WALKER, General Manager ALEX. LAIRD, Asst. Gen'l Manager  BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN  THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND  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 Accounts may be opened, and deposits  made or withdrawn by mail.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.  A New Industry for Similkameen. -  ��������� Mv. J. J. Armstrong, .of the Keremeos Land Company, was a. caller at  the Gazette office on Monday morning,  and brought with him a couple, of  cans of tomatoes'put up last week by  the Similkameen Canning Company at  Keremeos. This is an industry that  promises- to grow into a concern of  very great importance in a few years.  The soil and climate of the Similkameen is so adapted to the culture of  these vegetables that enormous crops  can be raised, and with transportation  facilities to enable profitable market  ing there will no longer be any neces-  Penticton Branch  J. M. Christie, Manager.  A. MEG RAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,  Real Estate,  Mines,  Crown   Grants   Applied   For  Under  Land Act and  - ' Mineral Act.  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Fire Tns.- Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  :  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B. C.  ������LIVER & GLADDEN  CHARLES M. SHAW  Civix Engineer,  Dominion   and   Provincial  Land Surveyor.  Orders may be left at Gazette office.  MEDLEY,      :      :      :      :      B.C.  R. H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  SOLICITOR, CONVEYANCER,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. Q,  :0:  Civil & Mining Engineers  -:o:  MINES ana  REAL   ESTATE  HEDLEY, B.C.  Edw. G. Warren  Ele&cical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,  B. C.  Estimates Furnished on any El.ec-  trical. Project for Power or Light  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Travel.  Rates Moderate.  A. Bakxes, Prop.  Pentictox, B.C.  Grand Union  HEDLEY, B. C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  sity to allow the produce of garden or  oivhard to go to waste as they have  done in the past.  Mr. Armstrong spoke of the difficulty which the Land Company and  individual   holders   hud   this  year in  keeping their ground clear of weeds.  They could not get in farm implements  of a suitable kind until the season for  using them was over,  but before another year they will be fully prepared,  to wage war upon the weeds in the  most economical and approved fashion.  Mr. Armstrong, like the rest of us,  has quit trying to set any dates for  the probable  arrival- of the railway  tracks.   The delay so far has been particularly   inconvenient   to   them   in  many ways.   So sure were they.from  promises made, that parties who had  bought  property   and had- arranged  plans  to  bring in material were disappointed.     Besides,  the Land Company .had large quantities of material  to bung in by rail and its non-arrival  had been a great drawback to them.  .. So far as the-progress of grading  was concerned, the steam shovel was  making good headway but it would  take five or six months for it to remove all the bank in which it was  working.     About'two months' time,  he thought,  would remove sufficient  to permit them to lay the track around  it, and the rest of the material which  had to be removed by the shovel would  be used for ballasting the road-bed on  either side of Keremeos.    -  WHAT MI1S CM DO  The Proud Position In Which  This Province Is  Being  Placed by   Development of Boundary  Deposits  News Bureau Gives Figures  The Relative Positions of Boundary and  Twenty-rMile When Transportation Was   Secured.  ���������ft-ft WRIGHT  BOOT & SHOE  MAKER  MEDLEY,  B.C.  "PLANT YOUR TREES IN THE FALL. Tt stands  ���������*��������� to reason that a tree planted in the fall becomes  settled and ready to grow in the spring, when climatic  conditions are suitable. Why plant a tree; in the spring  that is half dead when planted, through being out of the  ground from four to six weeks, besides being over-taxed  at the fumigating station, when you can  GET YOUR TREES  RIGHT AT HOME  and have them already acclimatized. We have 200,000  trees now ready for planting and guarantee all trees  planted  in   the  fall.  We make a specialty of Hedges and now have on  hand, ready for shipment this fall, 1,000,000 plants.  When hedge is complete under our patent, it will turn  all ordinary stock, such as horses, cattle and hogs,  and adds beauty to the home.  Our Mr. Curtis will shortly bo through the Similkatuccii  Valloy.      :      Send your address and he will call on you.  Okanagan Nursery Co'y> Ltd.  J. F. Rowe, Sec-Treas. PENTICTON,  B. C.  Steel In Molson, and Coming On.  Boundary papers confirm the report  in last week's Gazette, that the steel  had reached Molson. The latest delay  was from a customs hold-up, of which  the Midway Star says :  "The V. V. & E. people were put to  some -inconvenience the end of last  week owing to the failure of the. authorities to appoint a customs officer at  the boundary line near Molson. Train-  loads of bonded construction material  could not be sent forward, simply because there was no Canadian officer at  that point to remove the seals, and  delay was occasioned. Ultimately the  trains were dispatched in charge of a  convoy.  Most of the people residing in  the  territory through which the road passes had formed the opinion that ifc was  making painfully slow progress,   but  apparently it is going too fast for the  powers  that be.     " Forging ahead, "  when applied to the opening up of the  country,   sounds   good,  but when  it  goes on so rapidly, as in the present  case, that it takes away the breath of  the   authorities,   something must be  done, even if it is so small a thing as  neglecting to appoint a customs officer.  This  little oversight kind  of  slowed  things up some, and enabled them to  get fresh   wind,    ft  is  with pleasure  that we announce things  in the construction line gaining momentum once  more.   >������-   A Hard Nut to Crack.  WHEN   ANSWERING   ADVERTISERS,    MENTION   THE    GAZETTE  Mr. Athei-ton has a tough problem  on his hands down at Athei-ton Corner.  Last spring he built a dam on a small  cut-off branch of the Similkaineen  which flows in over the flat, and installed a hydraulic ram to irrigate a  bench above the river. It is now  claimed that some beavers, dissatisfied  with the construction of Mr. A's dam  and disinclined to associate with sheep  of any gender or species, animate or  inanimate, have gone to work and  built the right kind of a dam below,  which has had the effect of putting  Mr. A's ram out of business by drowning him out. To complicate the situation still further, beaver cannot be  killed in this latitude before 1910.  Now what's a fellow going to do when  he can't sue. a beaver for damages, nor  even go at him with a logger's lien ?  Before reproducing for readers the  following estimate of the worth of  some of British Columbia's mining resources as set forth in the Boston  News Bureau,-it is apropos to recall  the relative positions of the Bouudarv  and Twenty-Mile camps when reached  by the railway.  So far as the railway is concerned,-  Greenwood and Phoenix-, were in the  spring of 1890 in about the same position that Hedley is in the. fall of 1906.  Then the a P. R. were building the  Columbia & Western from Robson to  Midway. Construction was in full  blast between the Arrow Lakes and  Christina'Lake. The mushroom town  of Brooklyn was a little hades in the.  hills, and the only sounds of the conflict to reach Boundary points were  some far-away echoes from' the Bulldog tunnel. But the C. P. R. were  under contract to build it within a  much shorter time than that already  taken by the Great Northern with the  V. V. &'Bi', and while Ferrie's wickedness with all . >        ������������������:  "The feasting and the folly and thefun;  And the lying and. the lusting and the drink "  has been allowed to fade into staid  respectability before the rails reach  the Similkaineen, mushroom Brookr  lyn's orgie was yet red-eyed when the  C. P.R. rails were, being spiked down  the valley of Boundary Creek, and  spurs were completed into Phoenix  and Deadwood for the Granby and the  Mother Lode.  But at that juncture  what of the  mines  of the Boundary that to-day  are  better known among the. money  kings of New York and Boston than  they are in Nelson, Vernon or Kam-  loops.   Not one of them had got beyond   the   prospect  stage.     For  the  C.'P.'R. there was little or no business  when its rails were laid into Greenwood, and it may be said to have made  its own business, for it has drawn to  the. mouths of the shafts and the tunnels and the glory-holes, the big boilers and the hoisting machinery and  the air compressors,  as  well, as   the  structural steel and the furnaces-for  the huge smelters that provided it so  profitable an ore tonnage some three  or four years later, until to-day three  big concerns,  the Granby Mines, the  Dominion Copper Company and the  British  Columbia   Copper   Company  alone produce annually 30,000,000 lbs.  of copper, and one of them, the Granby,  is this year paying in dividends to its  shareholders $1,215,000.  Before 1899, with the exception of a  few small shipments by pack train  from the Providence and Skylark,  taken out in 18953, not a cent had been  realized from Boundary ores, and so  little importance was attached to the  value of these small high grade properties that even after the railway did  reach the Boundary no attention was  paid to them until 19013.  Twenty-Mile camp, on the contrary,  has a mine that is really a combination  of several mines which have long since  passed the prospect stage, and from  which more bullion has already been  taken than would pay ten times over  for the total aggregate development  done on all Boundary Creek properties  at the advent of the railway in 1899.  When we contrast the condition of  mining in Boundary Creek in 1899  with what it is to-day, some idea may  be obtained of the confidence with  which the Similkameen looks forward  to the conditions which will prevail  here seven vears after the railway  reaches this camp.  The interview with W. C. Thomas,  superintendent of the Boundary Falls  smelter, which appeared in the Boston  News Bureau, will prove most interesting to readers of the Gazette as an  authoritative statement of what is being accomplished in the Boundary.  The News Bureau says :  "W. C. Thomas, smelter superinten  dent of the Dominion Copper Co., is  now east. He has been examining the  new furnace which has been set up at  Allentown, Pa., by the Traylor Engineering Co. for the Dominion Copper  Co.    He says :  * Mining conditions in the Boundary  were never more prosperous than at  the present time, the natural consequence,of a 19-cent copper market.-,   -  'The output of copper in the Bonn-,  dary district t his year should be over  30,000,000 pounds, secured a't a cost of  .about nine cents per pound, f. o. b.  British Columbia. There are now  three companies operating on an extensive scale, the Granby, the Dominion Copper and British Columbia  companies. There are also a number  of small companies, The Granby Co.  is now treating about 2500 tons of ore  per day, and is increasing its smelter  capacity, so that by the first of the  year it should be treating 3000 tons  per day.  'As is well known, the Boundary  ores are of extremely low grade,- but  the character of the deposits is such  that the ore can be mined at aremark-  ably low cost, principally by quarrying; The ores contain about 26 pounds  of copper to the ton of rock, and gold  and silver values average" about $1.50  .per ton. A smelter recovery of from  21 to 23 pounds of copper is secured  and practically all the gold and silver  values. Low mining, costs, and the  fact that these ores are largely self-  fluxing, admit of economical smelting,  and the fact that -the ores are self-  fluxing enables'the -smelter treatment  of a. large tonnage per; furnace.  The Granby Co. has demonstrated;  without question, that 'copper .mining  on the Boundary is a very profitable  operation, even on a low copper market. It is figured that even with  copper selling at 13 cents per pound  (a price not likely for some time to  come) there is a profit of at least\ $1  per ton in treating these ores.  'The Dominion Copper Co. has been  in operation under the present management for nine months, but we have  our mines well developed, with ore -  blocked out for more than ten years  at the rate of 1300 tons per day, a  a good smelting plant which we are  now materially enlarging, and $750,000  cash available for the treasury.    -  'I am now in New York examining  our new furnace, which will be shipped  to the Boundary this week. With  this new furnace our output-, will be  increased 700 tons per day, which will  give us a total capacity of 1300 tons  per day, or an absolute average of  1200 tons allowing for shut downs.  ' This new furnace will be the largest  that has been shipped into the Boundary country, being 255 inches by 46-  inches, with a depth of IS feet between  floors. It is equipped with the Giroux  hot top blast and will be fed automatically by side dump cars. This furnace will effect a saving in labor and  fuel of about $100 per day, which is a.  matter of $36,000 per year, or one-  third of a. cent per pound on our proposed increased output.  'With our new furnace,we should  be able to .produce from S.000.000 to  8,500;000 pounds of copper per annum.  'At present, the smelter and mines  are being operated by steam power.  We will shortly be operating entirely  with electric power, at a saving in  power costs of about $100,000 per  annum.  ' With the installation of our new  furnace we expect to produce copper  at a cost of not over 8 cents per pound,  f. o. b. Boundary.  ' We do not intend, however, to be  satisfied with a production of 8,500,000  pounds of copper per annum. Our  mines are capable of production the  equal of any company in the Boundary, and as we have recently purchased additional property at our  smelter site, there is every reason to  anticipate that our capacity will be  still further increased."  Mr. H. F. Evans made a reconnaissance trip through the hills last week  for several days, geologizing, and ran  across numerous prospect holes from  which an idea of the formation might  be obtained. He spent a while looking  over the Oregon which proved an interesting study. Mr. Evans does not  share the general prejudice against  bornite, and was very much interested  in the occurrence of bornite to be  found on that property. ;:;   2  THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   OCTOBER  4, . 1906.  FARM  LOANS  .���������.'��������� liavc Trust Funds for loan in  In.-go or small sums to farmers to  '���������na'ilc them to purchase stock, in-  orc.'iso their holdings, erect buildings  or make other   improvements.  I .otitis made on homesteads where  -"Recommendation for Patent lias  been made though Title not issued.  , Approved  applications  promptly  completed.  Podigroo, Farm, Dairy Stock. Logging and Freighting Horses insured  against loss from any cause.  Write me your requirements.  E.   A  Ileal Estate,  H A G G E N  vnd Finan-  Insnrancc  oial-Ageut,  RRVE1.STOKF., B.  AA  '-.ft ���������  -      . F   ���������    ...        ��������� ��������� ������������������      . . i  .     , ���������,.,,  ���������:..    ������������������; ���������':���������:,.   'OI\d . .:;--;'..���������������>-:.-.v ���������.������������������'.���������  ., Similkameen Advertiser. '���������������������������.���������.  Issued oil Thursdays, by the Hedusy. fiazkttk  Printing and I'unusiiiNO Company,  Li.mit������-:i),  at Hedley, B. C. ' ':������������������  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Year   Six -Months..  ...,....������2.00    1.00  Advertising Rates  Measurement. 12 lines to the inch.  Land Nbticss���������Certiiicates of improvement, etc.  .������7.00 for 00-day notices, and ������5.00,for 30-day  notices.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, fjl.00 for one insertion,-"25 cents-for  each suu.scc.uonb.insertion.   Over one inch,  10 cents per line for first insertion and 5  cents per line for each subsequent insertion.  '���������'Transients payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month,  ���������������l.:i5: over 1 inch.and up to 4 inches, ������1.00.  per inch pei*month. To constant advertisers  taking larger space than four inches, on  .application, rates will be given of reduced  charges, based-on size of space and-length  of time.' ���������������������������.-'   ������������������..'������������������.  Advertisements will bo changed once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftcner than once a month  the  price of composition  will be charged'ait  regular rates.  Changes for contract advertisement*! should  be in the office by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue.  A   MEQRAW,  Managing b'ditor.  Full Moon  ��������� 2nd.  ��������� Last quar.  Kith  1  ������������8f ncw^  Mm ���������,- ' '��������� ���������"  {3~r\'Ar      First quar.  ���������weSr"'                  '23th.  1906  OCTOBER  1900  Sun.  Mon.  Tues  .Weil.'T!"!. Fri  ��������� S3t<  "1  2  3       -1       5  6  7  S  9  10    11    12  13  1+  15  10  17     IS     19  20  21  22  23  21     25     20  27  28  29  31  31  -       1  BOUNDARY REMINISCENCES.  Apropos of the splendid position which the Boundary -District occupies to-day in financial  circles as a most important producer oi: copper and a record  breaker for economical extraction, it is not inopportune to  recal some of the vicissitudes  through, which that camp passed before the grim spectre of  possible failure was brushed  aside ; nor should it be amiss to  'give honor to whom honor is  due' in ascribing credit to those  who bore the brunt and took  the risks at a time when all  others would stand from under.  It has become a popular pas  time to upbraid Canadian capital, and all possessors thereof,  for lack of enterprise and lack  of confidence in the resources of  the country, as shown by the  tendency displayed to hold back  while the richest plums fell into  the lap of mining investors from  the United States. While this  charge is in a great measure  true, it must not be made too  sweeping, for there are great  and notable exceptions, and the  maker of the Boundary is one.  In Boundary's roll of honor no  name stands out like that of  S. II. C. Miner, a Canadian who  possessed that rare combination of clearness of vision,  dauntless courage and prompt  initiative which, by leading the  way,has accomplished this great  thing. Neither is it in any degree disparaging to others to  give to Mr. Miner this high  place; for while others like Jay  ir\ Graves, did much in their  own way, there was no other  man living who, at the most  critical period, would have filled  the breach, had Miner either  faltered or fallen by the wayside.  When Rossland stocks were  beginning to attract attention  all over eastern Canada, Jay P.  Graves, of Spokane, was in the  grand whirl with other promoters,   and   California   and    Big  Three were "claimants; for public favor with- other stock propositions on Red Mountain ; but  among his more modest flotations was one called Old Ironsides which was not pushed forward because in those days  Boundary Creek was not yet a  name to conjure by; and some  blocks of Ironsides could be had  in brokers'- offices in Toronto at  seven cents per share. They  were lucky ones indeed who  bought the stock at this price  and held on, but they were luc-i  kie.r s;,ill in the fact that in his  stock operations in the province of Quebec, Mr. Graves succeeded in interesting men like  Mr. Miner:. Of course a flotation modelled .on the fashionable,, basis of -that time .Where1,  three fourths of the stock was  vendor s -arid promoter's, and  the remaining one fourth was  treasury stock, slaughtered at  a few cents per share, could  have only one end, I unless-sorne  public-spirited holder of promoter's stock, both willing and  able, should hold the stock up,  and this is what happened to  Ironsides, the stock of which  was kept around the dollar  mark all the summer of 1899.  Next year, however, came the  killing frost when stock bubbles were bursting on all .sides,  and Ironsides and Knob Hill, in  spite of a strong hand behind  them, dropped'in. sympathy to  40 or thereabout and stayed at  that for many long months to  follow. But work which in the  nineties'.was'more or less, tentative and haphazard, especially  in the earliest stages, was never  allowed to cease, Mr. Miner's  dollars supplying the sinews of  war; ;:" ' -.'"-.   ������������������."������������������'?'; ���������;_,;'.'  The advent of the railway  brought:the turning point, in  this sense, that they must either  quit or go oh; for it was up to  them now to either shoulder  the burden of building, smelters  or throw up the sponge. Organization and re-or'gahization became necessary to finance for  altered conditions and graver  responsibilities, and Granby  Consolidated was the result.  Such affairs are generally attended with an alarming shrinkage in the holdings of the little  stock-holder who paid his ten  cents a share for original treasury stock, but to Mr. .Miner's  credit, be it said, there was- no  snuffing out of the little fellows  and purchasers of ten cent  shares in 1890, who stayed with  it, are holders of $12 stock today, without paying a farthing  of assessment.  What with the labor strikes  and the low price of copper,  those early days of operation of  the one and two furnace smelters, were the days that tried  men's hearts. Ninety^nine out  of every hundred men possessing Mr. Miner's wealth that had  been made in other lines of industry, would have concluded to  throw no more good money after bad and would have quit.  Had he done so at the most critical period, the blow to the  Boundary would have been so  great that it is doubtful whether  the B. C. Copper Co. would not  have gone down in the general  wreck, and Boundary's busy hills  would have remained silent for  many long years.  tent of the whole huge folly.  Apart from the fact that the  day for bonussing a. transcontinental road was; past, as has  since been amply proven by the  willingness of J. J. Hill to give!  us another transcontinental  road-all at his own expense, the  terrible unnecessary burden /to  the,country in maintaining and  administering.a string of small  settlements along the line of  the new road, before other pot  tions farther south have been  settled up, \vi 11. prove tn ost serious, to say nothing of the enormous burden of public debt from  building of the road itself.  ooeooQoosooGOOGOoooooot^ooQoaooooooeceoooe  ���������-^    BANifOF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666.  HEAD OFFICE IN CANADA.  H. STIKEMAN, Gciicrai Manager  The Gazette was a. little in error, last week, in saying that J.  A. Macdonald, leader of Opposition at Victoria had  voted  in  1905   against   the   bill   for   an  eight-hour   day    for   smelters.  The error'on our own part was  all the more annoying from the  fact that,  to be sure   of   our  ground before publishing it,we  looked  the matter up in   the  journal of proceedings  of the  House, and still made the ��������� slip ;  for in the list of those who voted for the bill,  there was no  name Macdonald to be found,  and in the list   of   those   who  | voted against, there was a Macdonald, but it happened to be  Macdonald.of Lillooet instead.  However, it makes little difference, when the facts are that  although absent when the vote  was taken, Mr. Macdonald, the  Opposition leader, spoke against  the bill and   had   paired   with  Hon.  Chas.  Wilson   who   was  going to vote for the bill and  who was compelled  to be absent.' V -.;���������-..-     ���������     ��������� ,������������������---.���������, V -!v'.;-.  Reserve- $2,141,333.  -       MONTREAL  'j. .ELMSLY,;Supt.: of Branches  'parties living at a ��������� distance reeei vo our  ' bo made through the mail, and sums added  BANKING BY MAIL-Aceounts  of  special attention. Deposits can 1  thereto and withdrawn at-any aiiiio.    A General Banking Business Transacted.   Drafts issued, payable at all points in .Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,     -     L. G. hacHAFFlE, Acting Manager  HOTEL SIMILKAMEEN    HEDL&y, B. 6.    !  NOTICE.  Provincial Assayers' Examination  PERSONS intending to .offer, themselves, at  * "the'examihatiori; to be held this fall1 for  Provincial Assayers, arc requested to notify  the undersigned, and in thccvent.of a .sufficient  number offering, an examination, will be arranged for at Nelson, B. C. as, well as at Victoria, B. C.  R.F..TOLMIE,  Deputy Minister of Mines.-  Mines Dep't. Victoria, 1st Oct. 1806.      38-39   ,  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that GO days  after date 1 intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and works for permission to purchase 100 acres of pasture: land described as follows; Commencing at the N. E.  corner of Lot 2li2, thence 10 chains cast, 40  chains south, 40 chains west, 40 chains north  to point of commencement.  M. DALY  Keremeos B. C��������� Sept 15, 190(5 37-!)  NOTICE  TtlE LEADING HOTEL OF TtlE SIMILKnM&EN VALLEY  This jhouse is new and strictly first class  in every lespect, being equipped with all  modern conveniences ��������� electric liprht, telephone, baths, etc.       : :       Rates model ate.  A.   McDERMOTT,  Proprietor.  That the flotation of the  Grand Trunk Pacific project  has been a costly manoeuvre for  this portion of British Columbia, is becoming more evident  every week, as removals of residents who are being attracted  by the possibilities of bettering  their position in the north country, testify. But when this  question was made sole issue in  the federal campaign of 1904,  the electors of Yale-Cariboo  who, with the single exception  of those resident in the provincial constituency of old Cariboo  and who only represented nine  per cent of the total electors of  Yale-Cariboo, swallowed the  gilded bait without stopping a  moment to reason where they  were going to get off. The arguments of Hon. A. G. Blair  who pointed out the folly of  going into such a scheme at  that juncture, although unanswerable and unanswered, were  disregarded, and to-day we in  this portion of the province are  being made to realize the  ex-  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that 00 days  after date I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lands and Works for permission to purchase 80 acres, more or less, of pasture land situated as follows: Comencing at,  the N. E. coi-nci- of Lot No. 262 running 20  chains east, 20 chains north, 40 chains west, 20  chains south, 20 chains cast along boundary of  Lot 262 to point of commencement.  G. M. ALLISON  Keremeos B. C. Sept. 15th, 190B 37-9  County Court of Yale.  SITTINGS of the County Court of Yale will  bo held as follows, viz: At Fairview. B.C.  on Tuesday, the Hitli day of October. 1906, and  at Keremeos, B. C, on Friday, the 19th day of  October, 1900, at the hour of U o'clock in the  forenoon. By command,  C. A. R. LAMBLY,  Registrar County Court.  NOTICE TO CREDITORS.  Keremeos New Town site  Now On the Market.  The V. V.  centre of the  & E. Railway  ������������������town.  Station will be in the  Now is the time to get your lots, before the first  train comes up the  valley.  Choice 1, 2 and 3j11 ere lots all around town site.  The 10 acre Fruit lots are going fast,    Just a few  left.   Now is the time to double your money.  For Full Particulars Apply to  Keremeos Land Co., Keremeos, B.C.  J. J. Armstrong, Manager  Town Lots  $100, $200  and $250.  1, 2 and 3 Acre  Lots $300 Acre  10 Acre Lots  $200 per Acre  Terms Easy  NOTICE.  SIXTY DAYS AFTER  apply to the Hon.  Lands and Works  DATE, I intend to  Chief Commissioner  of Lands' and Works for permission to purchase KiO acres of pasture laud in the Similkameen Division of Yale District, described as  follows: Commencing at the S. W. corner  post of Lot No. 2551, thence south 40 chains;  thence west 40 chains; thence north 40 chains:  thence cast 40 chains to point of commencement.  A. B. LADRANGE  35-9 per M.'C. KENDALL, Attorney.  Dated Penticton August 21st, 190(5  NOTICE.  A LL CREDITORS of the Hedley Lumber Co.  ���������"��������� were notified to put in their claims, duly  attested, to the assignee before the 15th of  September. Some have not yet done so, and  the time is extended to October5th, after which  all accounts not put in as required will not be  considered in disposal of the estate.  37-38  S. L. SMITH. Assignee.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  THE IRON PLATE FRACTIONAL   mineral  Claim, situate in the Osoyoos Mining  Division of Yale District.   Where located:-   Camp Hedley  TAKE NOTICE that I,  Chas. E. Oliver, of  Hedley,  Free Miner's    Certificate No.  B5120, intend 00 days from the date hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining  a Crown Grant of the above claim.  AND FURTHER take notice that action,  under section 37, must be commenced before the  issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 31st day of August A. D. 1000  3.J-9 C. E. OLIVER  NOTICE  SIXTY days from date hereof I intend to apply to the Chief Commissioner of Lands  and Works for permission to lease for pas two  purposes the unoccupied parts of Sec. 35 & SO,  Tp. 89 Similkameen Dist,  more or less.  for pasturo  containing 720 acres  CHAS. DE B. GREEN  Dated Aug. 1st, WOO.  30���������9  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned will at the next meeting of the  Board of Licence Commissioners for the Nicola  Licensing District, apply for a transfer of the  hotel licence granted in respect of the Hotel  Jackson, situate on lot 8, block 4, townsitc of  Princeton, B. C, from John IT. Jackson to L, A.  Manly, also to have the name of the said hotel  changed to the Great Northern Hotel.  Dated this 21th day of September. 1900.  JOHN H. JACKSON  37-40 L. A. MANLY.  County  Court Of  Yale.  CITTINGS of the County Court of Yale wi  v-'   be held  in  Fraternity Hall,   Hedley,  o  October 22nd,  and  in  the Court House,  Princeton, on October 25th.      By Order  HUGH HUNTER  30-td Registrar  NOTICE.  ill  on  .it  OIXTY DAYS after date, I intend to apply  *���������* to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the following described land situated in the Similkameen district : Commencing at a post marked  S E corner Lot 3202 and running in an easterly  direction along the banks of the Similkameen  River 00 chains, thence north 20 chains; thence  west 00 chains: thence south to point of commencement.  31-0 HENRY WILLIAMS  Dated Hedley Sept. fth 1000  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that sixty  days after date I intend t������ a only to the  Hon. the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for permission to purchase the following described agricultural and pasture land  containing ten acres, more or less, that  portion ot section HI, township 80, bounded  on the East by Dog Lake on the South by W.  Gillespie's pre-emption claim, on the West by  pre-emption claim No. 385)4, on the North by  Ritchie's purchase, in the Similkameen Division of Yale District.  HENRY' F. SOFTLEY.  37-45 by his agent, M. C. KENDALL.  NOTICE  NOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  date I intend to apply to the Honorable  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works  for permission to purchase the following described land, situate on the cast side of Okanagan Lake B. C. Commencing at the south east  corner post of M. L. Crichton's purchase land,  running thence south 20 chains, thence west  80 chains, thence north 20 chains, thence east  80 chains to point of commencement; comprising the south half of the south west quarter  of section 15, tp. 28, and tho south half of the  south east quarter of section 10, tp, 28.  B. E. CRICHTON  Dated August 28th, 1900.  31-9  OIXTY DAYS afterdate, I intend'to apply  v-' to the Chief Commissioner of Lands and  Works for pennissson to purchase 100 acrses of  pasture land in the Similkameen division of  Yale district described as follows : Commencing at the S E corner of the west.} of tho cast A  of section 21, township 85, pre-emption No 2251  thence II) chains east: thence 10 chains north;  thence 10 chains west, thonc 10 chains south to  point of commencement.  ANDREW A. HAMILTON  Okanagan Falls, Sept. 1st, 190(5 31-9  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  P. S. Mineral Claim, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Yale Di.sti-iot.  Where located :-   Camp Hedley  TAKK NOTICE that I, Charles dc Blois  *��������� Green, Free Miner's Certificate No.  B5023, for myself, and as agent for J. Cory,  Free Miner's Certificate No. B5024, intend sixty  days from date hereof, to apply to the Mining  Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements,  for the purpos of obtaining a Crown Grant of  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certificate of Improvements.  Dated this 31st day August, A. D. 190(5  31-9 C. d o B. GREEN ������^py74.i]tfftwvgi)tnilB^-atyt>wntfJ^i'TSW������J������*Jv ���������****  THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   OCTOBER -i,   1906.  ' ' ' '   '' ������������������<������������������:'<,*  i  i  Town and Distruft;  Manuel Bareello, of Keremeos, was  in town on Wednesday.  Mr. H.J. Duffy has the Gazette's  thanks for a fine mess of mountain  trout caught by him in Twenty-mile.  Mr. Jas. Clarke, jeweller, went out  on Monday, on a business trip . to the.  coast and also to take in  the. West-'  minster Fair.  *-> ���������  r   Mr. "J. S.  Gordon, school  inspector,-  was in-town yesterday making an off! -  . cial visit and found that educationally  this camp assays .itway up.  There may have been some jweather  . on the hill hist week but it was not a-  vailable tor publication,   and. consequently that part of the meteorological is lacking in this, issue.  News, has come to hand that, a portion of the V.. V. & E.. grade on Mver's  Creelc had slid out, but with the ballasting crews on hand very little delay  would be experienced in consequence.  Sid Fleming, who has been amalgamator in the Daly Reduction Co's  stamp mill for the past year, tendered  his resignation aboiit a month ago and  quit work on Thursday last, going out  on Friday morning's stage.  Mr. C. A. Brown, who.has been in  charge of of the vanners at the Daly  Reduction Co.'s stamp mill, moved his  family and effects out on Weduesday.  Mr. Brown was a capable workman  and a good citizen and the departure  of him.and his estimable wife is to be  regretted.  On. Friday afternoon last, smoke  was noticed issuing from the rear of  Mrs. Greenhill's house. The central  telephone was advised to spread the  Alarm, and soon the mill whistle added  its voice which brought a good sized  crowd around. The fire was in a lien  coop about 20 feet in rear of the house:  ���������and had the wind been unfavorable,  the house would have been in danger.  The crowd that had gathered pushed  in the burning walls and used pails  in drowning out the fire.  Mr. F.. J. Forbes of: Montreal, 'manufacturer, capitalist and financial investor, made a trip to Hedley on Saturday last in company, with L.  W.  . Shatford M. P. P., with whom he is  associated in the Southern Okanagan  Land Company of which Mr. Forbes  is a director representing Montreal  shareholders. Mr. Forbes is.by.no  means new to British Columbia, having made several visits to the Okanagan some years ago. Like most other  ���������eastern investors, he took several flyers  in B. C. mining stocks  in the boom  : days when the woods were full of felines, but any little losses which he  sustained in that way do not appear  to have weighed heavily upon him, for  he is rotund of person and jovial in address, and has made enough out of  Nova Scotia coal to feel kindly with  the world and with mining as well.  A notice sent by the general manager of the Daly Reduction Co. to all  users of electric light, that after Nov.  1st the lights may be shut off, is arousing a storm that is very likely to prove  that gentleman's undoing. Most users  vow that if the lights are shut off in  this peremptory manner, they will go  out never to go in again. The price  paid for lights was 50 per cent in excess of that charged in all other towns,  and when users were paying this all  ���������summer when they had little or no  use for it, the rank injustice of shutting it off at.the time that they have  \ise for the light, is something that  they do not feel disposed to stand for.  The question raises several little points  that will now be looked into, and that  it is better should be decided now than  later on when a gratuitous privilege  may become a vested right. " Let  sleeping dogs lie" is a maxim that has  evidently been overlooked when these  notices were sent out.  On Friday evening last Dr. Whillans  received a telegram from Mr. Hard-  wick, saying that his little girl, Evclvn  whom all in Hedley knew as Patsy, had  died that morning at Clo-oos, Vancouver Island, of the illness which had  been variously stated by doctors on  the coast to be meningitis and also  heat stroke. Little Patsy was a general favorite in Hedley and deep regret is felt here at the sad occurrence.  Since the telegram was received a. letter has come to hand, telling of the  last illness and with a hurried postscript announcing her death. When  she left the hospital in Victoria the  doctors did not count on the sea voyage to Clo-oose bringing on the trouble again, and when it did return in  more violent form than before, the  conditions made it impossible to get  her back again to Victoria in time.  Mr. and Mrs. Hardwick have the  heartfelt sympathy of the town in this  bereavement.  Mrs.. Evans,, of Toronto, who was  visiting her daughter, Mrs. C. A-  Crawford, in Hamilton, Mont;, was in  the C. P. R.- train wreck at Azilda,  near Sudbury, and .received some  bruises, but was not otherwise injured.  For the information  of inquirer at  Fairview, re killing of otter, and for  readers   of   the Gazette generally, it  appeal's that no order-in-council has.  been issued by. the Lieutenant-Governor making a close season for otter  for any terni of years.   The land otter  and iiidrten^na^still lj������ trapped^ or  taken each year between the first of  November and the 31st of March, inclusive.   There..hay.e been, in all, some,  six-.'������>vders*:in-:o������)unicil.- issued   by    the  Lieutenant-Governor at different tithes  affecting the Game Protection Act of  1898  and  amending  acts,   and   they  cover elk, heaver,   moose,   mountain  sheep and black game or capercailzie.  The Indians are subject to all these  game laws as well as whites, the only  exception being made is that of Indians living, north ,'of the junction of  the Blackwater and the Fraser, against  whom   the  close  season   for   beaver  specified in the order-in-council published in the B. C. Gazette of 2nd February, 1904, does not apply ; and those  Indians shall not be allowed to.trap,  kill or take beaver during the months  of April, May, June,   July,  August,  September and October of each year.  Mr. W. A. Marsh, of Quebec, president of the Kingston Mining Co., paid  Hedlev a visit this week. He came in  on Saturday's stage with F. M. Wells,  the local manager, who went out to  Penticton to meet him, and on Sunday  morning they started up to the mine.  Mr. Marsh is head of W. A.-Marsh &  Co., a large shoe manufacturing concern "of old Quebec, and he attended  the Manufacturers' Convention . in  Vancouver. That he was delighted  with his visit to the Similkameen goes  without saying, and the Gazette has a  pretty shrewd suspicion that he was  in no. >vise disappointed with his visit  to,the Kingston, although he was not  inclined to discuss it in detail, at least  not.as regards the immediate plan of  campaign in working the property.  The sight of the steam shovel working  at Keremeos was particularly pleasing  to him, and this in itself was a. good  indication that the work of development which is soon to begin on a moderate scale,.will likely expand to much  greater- in a very short time, for in  the Kingston group the owners have  an excellent property.  The Gazette was delighted this week  to receive a call from an old friend,  Mr. Fred Billings,  barrister,  of Vernon, who came in on Saturday on a  professional  trip in connection with  the Hedley Lumber Company's estate,  and who went into matters thoroughly  with the assignee and inspectors.- It  is fourteen years ago since My. Billings  first came to the district and began  the practice of law in Vernon;  the  writer remembers the time quite well.  During  those fourteen years he has  prospered, and now has one of   the  best  legal  practices-in  the interior.  Unlike many lawyers, his method has  been to keep his clients out of costly  litigation.   It was a policy that was  not always appreciated���������at least not  at the time, bv a client who was full  of fight���������but it has won out in the  long run, and even the most pugnacious have learned to see the wisdom  of it, especially when his rights were  secured to him all the same by saner  and less costly methods.   Mr. Billings!  old penchant for pouring oil on troubled waters seems as strong as ever,  and as a result things began to move  more smoothly in  the affairs of the  lumber  company until on Monday a  settlement was reached with the loggers, who secured their pay and went  on  their  way rejoicing.     It is very  funny that men will eye each other  askance, with fur on end like a pair of  suspicious canines, when if they would  take the trouble to compare notes and  each put himself in the other's place  they might see that their interests,  instead of being opposed, were really  identical.  H OTEL v  METROPOLE  . .VANCOUVER, B. .C:  American  and European  Plan.  Commercial Headquarters, and,convenient to Business Centre,  Theatres. -Wharves  and Depots.  Steiuh-'Hented;   Electric - Lighted,  Elevator and 6,thcr modern '���������'���������  x'-"i  '/conveniences.'' "-���������        -'-  GEO..  L. HOWE,;-Proprietor  Abbot Street  QO0OC������OQO0O00C0O6O600O0O000QGQOSO������&������d8O0COQtSGOS6  Don't Sit in a Draught  to Cool Off  ���������'���������Takc'a cool draught-inwardly  of any of our beverages.  -, _ Is the most wholesome, most  refreshing and most inviting  ��������� of all'.thirst.quenchers���������tastes  good and docs you good,  SIMILKAMEEN   BOTTLING  WORKS'    : :   HEDLEY, B. C.  Mail orders promptly filled.  When piu-cha.sing;a snitj of  clothes, the most important  point to be considered' is the  "quality" of the material  used and the care taken in  its manufacture.  .--. We have in stock a complete  line of .  Campbell's  Clothing  This brand is acknowledged  by all dealers to be the best on the. market; and in offering it to the  public we have every confidence-in.its reliability. Made in all the  latest styles and of first-class material." See our stock of ready-mades  ���������or let us show you.samples, and have your suit made to measure  ^--i  ���������i',<  iron brew   | SHATFORDS, LIMITED  ���������a  &60'S  LIVERY, FEED 0 SALE STABLES  Fairview arid Penticton  .:7'."." -"'��������� ���������ALSO���������.      , ' ,'���������     '  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW    AND    PENTICT0N  ...    STAGE   LINE. ��������� !  Good Horses and Iligs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and f  .��������� "-��������� >      general teaming, and good saddle :  horses always on hand. ;  M^lftfe^^fe^te^fefe^^tfrirtrittife  *  *;  ������  K  x  *:  x  x  x  *������  ������  X  i  1  K  K  *  K  v  K  F������ Bl   ffl  if'  lffi.;ffj>inL'.:>uj  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel >n town. Table and  bar  first - class.    Kates  moderate.  PETERSON BROS & LIXD,  Proprietors.  I  S  %  I  I  1  S  1  I  1  5  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE <B������ REITH, Proprietors.  ���������^^^^^^"���������^"^^���������^^^"���������������"^""t"���������^  ^t*fcfcfcV*fcfc^*'*fc0<*li������*%to^*u*V*  The Loggers are Paid.  The affairs of the Hedley Lumber  Company have improved to the extent that the loggers have been paid  oft* and the mill will start to-day.  Now that value is being produced, the  situation should improve right along.  In addition to the liens of the river  drivers, some of the mill men also got  in on the loggers' liens under the  amendment of 1005 to the "Woodmen's  Lien for Wages Act." One mechanic's  lien which was clearly within the requirements of the Mechanic's Lien  Act, has also been paid off, while some  others of the mechanic's liens are held  in abeyance.  HOTEL  HEDLEY  Under   New   Management  THE BEST PROVIDED  IN KITCHEN AND BAR  AND EVERY CARE  TAKEN FOR THE COMFORT OF P A T R O N S.  i  i  s  X  I  i  X  ������  a?  ������  a?  x  K  ������  ������  x  ������  ������  ������  X  ������  a?  ������  a?  a?  ������  a?  a?  X  X  X  X  OS  x  as  a,"  K  a?  ss  a?  a."  x  X  X,  ^H^tW^������>^WKau^HiW^aiaiHa^^������M  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.   Livery Barn in Connection.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  ������     *     ������     *     ������  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  Everything New and First-Glass  Bar supplied with the Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   'fable.  M. J. HENRY'S  SEED  NURSERIES and  HOUSES.  S.   F.  &  N.  RY.  Daily  Leave  0.15 a. m.  i).15 a. m.  9.15 a. m.  0.15 a. in.  9.15 a. m.  MIDWAY  Spokane, Scuttle,  Everett. ��������� Helling-  ham, Vancouver.  Victoria and nil  Cou-st points.  Spokane, Eernic.  Winnipeg, St. Paul  Minneapolis  Grand Forks, Republic, Marcus  Northport, Ross-  land, Nelson  Kaslo, Sandon  Daily  Arrive  (U0 p. m.  <U0 p. m  6.10 p. ni.  (UO p. m.  6.10 p. m.  GIBBON   and  Mcdonald  Proprietors  I  I  I  *  i  i  i  Large stock of Home Grown Fruit  and Ornamental Trees now matured  for the fall trade.  No expense, loss or delay of fumigation or inspection.  Headquarters for Pacific Coast  grown Garden, Field, and Flower  Seeds in Season.  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps, Whale  Oil Soap, Greenhouse Plants, Cut  Flowers, Bulbs for fall planting.  We do business on our own grounds  ���������have no rent to pay, and are prepared to meet all competition.  Let me price your list before placing  your order.   Catalogue free.  M.   J.   HENRY  3010 Westminster Road,    Vancouver.  Connecting at Spokane with the famous  ORIENTAL LIMITED"  2  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,  B. C  S. G. Yerkes,  A. P. A., Seattle, Wash.  wwmma  When   writing    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette.  Please .".4.  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, OCTOBER   4.   1006.  Similkameen sends a brace  |; Two Riders From this'Valley Take Part  <'i      i        in the Bucking Contest  at Victoria.  The bucking contest, which seems to  . bo the most interesting event at the  provincial exhibition in Victoria, has  special interest for the Similkameen  as well, in that two of the six riders  who contested are from the lower  Similkameen, being Hans Ricbter and  Dick McCurdy, both of whom have  been dubbed with patronymic a la  Owen Wistar'.s Virginian.  The.   Colonist,   in   speaking   of the  event, says *. ���������    .  "The   exhibition   of  riding by the  men   from   the  prairies had created  considerable interest,   which   was  inT  teiisifle-d when the riders were driven  through the streets in an automobile,  clad''in the apparel peculiar  to their  calling. ,'  The   exhibition   was   called  [ sharp 'on time and proved all that was  expected   of   it,   the   various   horses  proving' then- right to the reputation  that   hacl   preceded' them.      All   the  methods adopted on the ranges were  employed, and the visitors were given  an insight into the  difficulties   that  attend their calling.   .The judges in  this competition were F, W. Paisley of  Chilliwack, A. McQueen of Kamloops,  and Major A. H. Grisback of Victoria,  lately connected-w(jth the Northwest  Mounted Police, all being well acquainted  with  horses in every particular.  The first rider  to  be  called out was  "Handsome" Hans Richter, the rider  who travelled for four days on horseback to reach Victoria in time for the  event, and he was given the outlaw  Rattlesnake to' ride.   He went boldly  into the corral, and with a single sweep  of the lariat, lassooed the animal and  led him into the enclosure where he  was to perform.   He  had very, little  difficulty in saddling his mount,  but  the idea that the horses were all broken  was soon dispelled.    No sooner did he  put his foot in the stirrup  than  the  horse reared.   First he was off all four  feet at- once, but.with. the yell of the  cowboy, "Hans" held to his seat.  Next the horse tried to throw him by  a side motion, but finding he could  not dislodge the rider, he went full  tear up the enclosure, only stopping  when he ran into the fence. This was  not exciting enough for "Handsome  Hans" and he reached for his gun.  The horse, apparently realizing his  intention, suddenly swung to one side,  '. almost unseating the rider; but, regaining himself, he emptied his revolver alongside the horse, causing it  to rear harder than ever, and after  fifteen minutes' ride he dismounted.  The horse Coyote was singled out  for Thomas Kemp of this city.   This  horse was the largest in  the  bunch,  and immediately the. gate was opened  he dashed for the enclosure.    Kemp  proved that he knew his business, and  held gamely to the lariat, being dragged along the ground until the other  riders came to his assistance and stopped the. horse.   Like his predecessor,  he was easily saddled,  but  the  fun  commenced when  he mounted.   The  horse showed  his displeasure  by attempting  to  bite.     He.   was   quickly  subdued, and the next rider brought  out. This proved to be Dick McCurdy,  the "Keremeos Kid."   He was  given  Chilliwack Cherub  to contend  with,  and he proved contrary  to  his  title,  and was far from being a cherub.   He  was a fine backer and showed some of  his patented kicks to advantage; but  "The Kid" stuck gamely to his task  and rode him to a finish.  While McCurdy was doing his riding, Tommy Graham was endeavoring  to saddle Bunchgrass. This proved a  difficult undertaking and before he  accomplished it he had to hobble the  horse. This was neatly done, the  rider standing back and using the  lariat deftlv. To halter him was the  hardest: proposition, however, and before he had secured him he had to tie  the broncho to the post. Eventually  he had all ready and he lost no time in  mounting. The horse made a bolt for  the corral, and the gate being unlocked, he broke in among the remainder of the drove.  The most exciting ride was that of  George   Mitchell.     Calgary   was   the  name   given   to   this  kicker,  and he  proved his'mettle by twice  throwing  the rider.    This horse is a particularly  vicious kicker and the owner is so desirous of having him broken that he is  offering a bonus to the rider who accomplishes   this   herculean task.    As  yet lie has not been successfully  ridden,  and  "Handsome Hans" Richter  will take a try at him.   This horse is  considered  an  impossibility   when  it  comes to riding, and it remains for  Richter to send him down to defeat."  The Colonist of 30th ult. says :  "The broncho  busting proved  the  best clay's sport that has been provided  during the week, and in consequence  PROPERTY IN  A  Good,  Safe   I  Hedley  is the supply point f<ir 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 tho mining and business  centre of the  Similkameen  the new mining district 'which has already been proven, by a  small amount of development work, to be one of the richest  gold, copper and coal mining sections of  British Columbia.  HEDLEY is the chief town on 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.  wasmamBMaEmmmammamBmmmmmmm  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Scott Ave.' (main st.)    $400 to $600  Other Streets   .... $200 to $400.  ������ ��������� ������ ���������  ��������� ��������������������������� 1 Erfv^Vld"**  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those  Invest Now  Purchase a few Lots before the Railway Comes  For Full Particulars, Maps Etc.,  -rtIaf������l_'V   TO ���������  The Hedley City  L. W. SHATFORD, .  Secretary and flanager,  Go'y, Ltd.  HEDLEY, B.C.  those who did not see the. exhibition  missed a real treat. In this contest  the championship was won by "Handsome Hans" Richter of Similkameen.  Throughout the entire competition  Richter displayed excellent horsemanship and showed that he is capable of  riding the hardest of the bunch. By  winning the championship Richter  will hold the championship belt for  the coming year and will very likely  defend it at the next exhibition.  LOCAL NEWS.  Strange we never prize the music  till the sweet voiced Bird has flown!  Mi*. J. J. Armstrong came up from  Keremeos on Sunday, accompanied by  Mrs. W. H. Armstrong and Miss  Woodrow, of Vancouver. They met  Mr. W. H. Armstrong here on Monday, on his way through from Bear  Creek, and proceeded to Keremeos the  same evening.  Mr. Frank Bragg threw up his job  at the stamp mill on Friday last, and  left for the Coast on Monday last with  his wife and baby. They intend visiting  Vancouver,    Victoria,   and   the  COAL  When buying your heater or range for winter  be sure and get a coal  burner, to ensure comfort and economy.  VERMILLION* FORKS  MINING   COMPANY  \V.  Uevki.y,  Agent.  mi ���������  ^B  X     ' ���������'..,..;''.*���������  S  The Commercial Hotel  Hedley,   B.C.  COAL  Westminster Fair before going to  Set-he  attic where they will remain for  winter.  Last week, three dagoes with two  husky-looking bears struck town and  gave the usual bear-performing programme, to the wonderment and delight of the kiddies, who were on hand  in force with their carefully hoarded  nickels. As it is a little too much like  "carrying coals to Newcastle" to bring  bears into the Similkaineen, it is questionable whether the trip Avas paying  them. Nevertheless the bears were  healthy looking, and the dagoes had  enough of the music of sunny Italy  left in their insides to lilt off the bruin  waltz.  HEADQUARTERS   FOR   MINING   MEN.  TABLE AND BAR FIRST-CLASS.  RATES MODERATE.  5  Try  MMNMMk  Vidoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  ������������������  Pure  and   Invigorating.  CHICKENS FOR SALE.  For sale at C. BurchV chicken ranch, Nickel  Plate Mine,   75 chickens in prime condition.  Apply to C.   BURCII.  37-10  (r  REVELY'S  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  Your wants for Livery or Team  Work .will be attended to  by calling Phone 12.  W.   F. REVELY,   proprietor  J)  WHY  EAT  MUTTON  WHEN YOU  ���������      CAN GET  SPRING  LAMB?  X  K  x  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  ������  X  K  x ���������  x  H  x  !������  x  K  x  S  x  X  s  X  X  *;  *  x  $  I  X  K  K  K  x  K  K  *���������  i  i  I  PORK, VEAL and  First-Class BEEF  always   on   hand.  GAME IN SEASON  I  I  I  ;  X  X  X  jj  X  X  s  %  X  X  X  X  X  I  X  X  f  J-  Frank B. McArthur,   -   -   Manager    J  x '  '5  x x  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, flanager.  First Class in Every  Respect.     Commercial and Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.     Post House on Penticton-  Prineeton  Stage  Line.  KEREMEOS,  B.C.  CAWSTON  & EDflOND  i  X  X  X  X  PENTICTON  Liveru. Fe  STABLE  ESTABLISHED 1903  Fine New Covered  Stage  Carrying Royal Mail,  Passengers and Express to  Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton   :0:   Special Rigs for Travellers, and  Every Attention Paid to Wants  of the Public.    :        :        :        :  :0:-  W. E. WELBY, Proprietor.  /

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