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 Of<--e--^. t^^^^CZ^-^   <^l. a  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  >v=-  #������^=a  ative As$q#^  Vol. II.  No. 41.  HEDLEY, B.C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2o,    1906.  H  \  $2.00,  j>\J-k>VAKCE. .y  -&z  ������-������.  -OE-JHAMAefeMENT  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  THE JUMBO GROUP.  Mr.  H.   F.   Evans Writes of Geological  Conditions on This Important Group  of Mineral Claims.  WE'RE ALL ON THE SHOOT  The Thanksgiving- Match of the Hedley  Rifle Association.  This group of mineral claims is situated on the south face of a mountain  AL no  time has the interest in the  Hedley Rifle Association been keener  BRANCHES THROUGHOUT CANADA, AND IN  THE UNITED STATES AND ENGLAND  BANKSNC   BY  PJ3ABL  Business may be transacted by mail with any branch  of the Bank. Accounts may be opened, and deposits  made or xvithdrawn by mail. Every attention is paid  to out-of-town accounts.  Penticton Branch  J. M. Christie, Manager.  CHARLES JE. SHAW  Civil Exgineek,  Dominion   -\nt>    Phovincial.  Land Surveyor.  Orders mail be left at Gazette office..  flEDLEY,       :       :       :       :       b! G.  SHOOTING AFFRAY AT CARMI  In  a  Fit of Drunkenness Jas. A. Dale  Kills Two .Men and Wounds  a Third.  R IT. ROGERS,  M.A., JB.C.L.  SOLIC fTOTt, CON VE YANCElt,  NOTARY PUJ1LIC, ETC.  VERNON,  B. C.  Edw. G. Warren  Electrical Engineer and  Contractor  GREENWOOD,  B.C.  Estimates Furnished ox any Elec-  trtca r. Project fob.Power.or Light  HORACE F. EVANS  GEOLOGIST  (College of Liberal Arts)  Will rcpot-t on geologic condition's in the  vicinity of Xickel Plato Mine, and Siniilka-  niccn country generally. : ���������'��������� Dependable  and disinterested reports furnished.  HE D L E Y.   B .  C.  Grand Union  HEDLEY, B.C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  I JflS. GLflRKE ;  2 Watchmaker  ^ HEDLEY.B.C.  (* Clocks and Watches for Sale.  A. MEG RAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer,   Ileal Kstnte.   Minos.  Crown    (Irants   Applied    For  Under   hand   Act  and  Mineral Act.  A font for:  London .& Lancashire Kire Ins. (7o.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Too Into for hist issue, news was to  hand of ji shooting affray that was  said to have taken place at Rock creek,  and the names were vaguely given.  It has turned, out, however- that the  affair took place at Carmi.: One of  the men who was killed, Peter Goud-  rean, better known as "French Pete",  is known about Fairview, having  worked over there for \V. J.f\Sindair.  Various versions have beenigiven.iiv.  different papers, but as Boundary  papers are not yet to hand, the one  which appears to give details, with the  greatest accuracy is that appearing in  the Kelowna Courier, which was obtained by, the Courier from '���������.Tommy  Murray, who came direct, from the  scene of the shooting. The Gazette is  well acquainted with "the hvality and  knows'most'of the parties^-?"''"'-���������'"7";  The story as told by Mr. Murray, is  as follows :-������������������  A young man named . Jim Dale, a  nephew of the well-known prospector  ot* the same name, has been running a  boarding-house- at-,,the Oarmi mine  with the help of his wife. Living together half a mile away were two  Frenchmen named Joe Celle, coimnoiir  ly called Joe Vacher, and Pete Goud-  reau, also another man named Dave  Smith. There had been some slight  dispute between Dale and the Frenchmen, but apparently not of a serious  nature. After supper on Sunday night  Dale, who had been drinking, became  imbued with the idea that he must- do  up his enemies, seized his rifle and  proceeded to the cabin occupied by  the men, disregarding the entreaties  of his wife, who followed him most of  the way, imploring him to return and  do the men no harm. Stationing himself where he could see his victims  plainly through the lighted window.  Dale fired shot after shot, the first  struck being Smith, who received a  bullet through his shoulder. Dale  then fired at Goudreau and Vacher,  killing (hem both almost instantly.  Smith made his way out of the cabin,  sometimes known as Jumbo mountain, {than   at the, present time, and now  that this interest has been aroused to  so high a- point, it would be a, most  opportune, time to get out the drag  net and increase the number of members of the association. ''  One feature that has tended, during  the last year, to produce lack of interest was the impossibility of securing a  supply of the regulation rifle, and  hence private rifles of any pattern or  make were allowed, and no restriction  was placed on the sights used, which  could be either Lyman or open.  The shooting of the. past year, which  was on shorter ranges than those in  the regular matches where the army  rifle is used, was favorable to the  sporting rifles with Lyman sights, but  the local regulation of making the 200  yard range an off-hand shoot while in  other matches this range is shot with  either the kneeling or 2>rone fiositioiis,  was somewhat of a handicap and accounted in some measure for the lower  scores.   This has now been  changed,  argil -  regarded as the  near  Bradshaw's   ranch,   about   five  miles from Hedley.  The mountain rises to a height estimated to be from 2500-to b*000 feet  above the valley of, the Similkameen,  but its height is probably much less.  The south face for the most part has  moderate slopes. The rocks are of  pre-cretacoous age and comprise argil-  lites, limestones and sandstones, all of  which ai-c very much altered, some of  tho limestone bond being crystalline  and of excellent quality. The  litos, which may be  chief rock of the neighborhood, show  much variation as to eolor and composition, and in many instances are sili-  cified to a, great extent, the silica often  replncing'the argillaceous material.  During tho progress of crust movement these rocks became, soft and  plastic and readily yielded to,the then  existing conditions. At the time of  their deposition they doubtless contained :*. small percentage of iron, copper and other minerals, and evidences  of their containing eale'-ito and other  calcareous material are in abundance  throughout the composition.  The argillites. since, the uplift with  which the granitic intrusives are more  or Jess connected,   have  through the.  CHA  Daly Reduction Company Officials Visit  Hedley This Week.  agency of circulating-Avaters been con  centrating  ami recoiiccuirating mineral, as the hydra teeL-nxide of. iron is  very much in evidence.  '-"���������Early' in .the summer, Mr. George  Gilbert, who is the "manager of the  development work now going, on in  this group, employed-a small force of  men to sink a shaft, and this work has  been going on uninterruptedly since it  commenced.  A commodious cabin and bunk house,  have been erected "about 600 feet from  the shaft This shaft was sunk vertically for a distance of 12 feet and  then it was inclined at an angle of  45 degrees, and the distance from the  collar to the face is now about 85 feet,  the width being roomy and the mining well done. *  The first work.was through a pronounced iron capping. On this being  removed, arsenical iron.and ordinary-  pyrites as well as chalcopyrites aud  silica were found in small quantities.  Assays showed the arseriopyrites . to  be carrying gold values.  Recently,  investigations show pro-  and henceforth the kneeling or prone  position will be allowed at this range.  Later on it may be found advisable to  cut out the 300 and 400'yard ranges  and substitute 500 and 000 vards, so as  nounced indications of boniite, and as  the argillites show much iron oxide  and as iron and copper are intimately  associated these indications are held  to determine the presence of copper  sulphide beneath.  The dikes so far found are of quartz  porphyry and they show on their surface much hydra ted oxide of iron.  The workings are now within 25 feet  of the dike in the argillite, and this  distance will be completed in about  three weeks, and in all probability-the  dike will be cross out and the contact  fully investigated.  A good deal of suiTae-e prospecting  wounded though he was, and escaped,   and stripping has-been done  on   the  to have our riflemen practising under  the same conditions as those used by  other associations, but whether this  will be done before a supply of regulation army rifles can be obtained, remains for the association to sav.  With old rifle shots who have been  used to shooting on other ranges, it i.s  becoming apparent that the Hedley  ranges are particularly hard to shoot,  owing,to local conditions of light and  wind. In this canyon the wind is par-'  ticularlv freaky and never steady.  It blows in a. manner to effect elevation as well as direction and is therefore a never-ending puzzle, that the  marksman has to contend with. So  far no real good score has ever been  made on these ranges and it would be  gratifying to get some of the crack  nien from the coast to bring their  rifles and have a, try over it for a. few  times, to find out whether it is the  range, the rifles or the shooters that  are at fault.  Welcome visitors arrived in Hedley  by private rig on Tuesday. They were  Messrs. J. C. La lor, president of the  Daly Reduction Co.,Marcus Daly, vice-  president, and F. A. Ross' the new  general manager who has come to take  charge of the work. They have come  direct from Butte. Montana, and in all  probability, a meeting of the directors  will be held in Hedley. the registered  office of the company in this province.  Possibly a few days will be spent  sizing up matters before' anything definite, will he decided upon in connection with enlargement of the" works,  for the present plant of forty stamps,  although already credited with a large  production of gold, must be regarded  as the experimental rather than the  commercial equipment of the Nickel  Plate.  Mr. Ross, the new general manager,  is not a stranger in British Columbia,  having been in Rossland in the early  da-ys of that camp and is therefore  better acquainted with the mining  laws and other conditions of mining  in the province, than his predecessor.  He, is a man of wide experience in mining: is pleasant,! o meet and is creating  a favorable impression which .leads  residents to look forward with confidence to a most prosperous future for  the company and the town, ,-ind more  agreeable relations than have been in  the past.  Under existing conditions he will  have many difficulties to contend with  and much to annoy him, but from  those who know the conditions best  he will have lenient judgment and will  not be held responsible for ills that  date their origin, farther back.  KEREMEOS NOTES.  Office  at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  OLIVER & GLADDEN   :(>:���������   Civil & Mining Engineers   :o:   MINES and  REAL   ESTATE  HEDLEY, B. C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Hoadqitartcrs for 'Tourist Travel. -  Kates Moderate.  A. Baknks, I'ropi'  Penticton, B.C.  the murderer calling out to him, ������������������ i mi  may as well wait and get shot, Scotty,  for I'll get you in the morning, anyway." Dale then seemed to run amuck  as lie fired a. mini her of shots into a  cabin in which there were ten men,  luckily without hitting any of them,  and made his escape. He had fired  from first to Inst, twenty or thirty  shots. He was yet at I a rye when Mr.  Murray left Carini, and was supposed  to have taken to the woods, still armed  with his rifle.but destitute of coat, hat  and provisions.  The injured man. Smith, was taken  to Greenwood for medical care, and it  is hoped he will recover.  Celle, or Vascher, was a neohew of  Clement Vacher, who has been in the  Okanagan and Boundary districts for  many years, and i.s at present engaged  in prospecting for placer on Bear  creek.  Later advices state that the murderer-was captured; a t Grand Forks on  .Wednesday as he was boarding,, the.  G. W. train for Spokane. H4,hafl.  since attempted .suicide by cuttingyhis  throat, and this, with an.(attack;: .of  pneumonia, has left him in a dangerous condition.  group, which now consists of several  claims, and as the indications are quite  favorable; for success the work will  very likely continue all winter, under  Mr. Gilbert's management. This gentleman has brought to bear on the  work some practical experience acquired in the Slocan, and this has enabled him to use good judgment in  the pro^i-'-ution of the search.  THE TROPHIES.  To increase the interest, the Gazette  has to announce that the secretary  has received word from Duncan Ross,  M. P. for Yale-Cariboo, that he will  give a cup for competition, to be known  as the "Chechakho Cup." This cup is  to be the property of the Association ;  it is to be shot for annually and the.  contest is to be a ha.ndicappcd one.  the officers of the Association to arrange the handicap. This will encourage the younger members of the Association, and furnish them .with an  additional incentive to get out and  shoot.  The trophies are :  1���������The Association Cup, given by  the Association for the highest aggregate score at the three ranges, and  must be won three times in succession  to become the propertv of the winner.  2���������The Shatford Medal, given bv L.  W. Shatford, ALP.P., for the largest  aggregate at two ranges "out of the  three;, the range's te> be alternated in  the following oreler, (a) Shortest two   toria, taking the Nicola   valley route.  This blue. Monday follows a very  bright "and encouraging Sunday. A  Thanksgiving service was held in the  school house here last evening. The  rooiii was suitably decorated with  flowers, fruit, vegetables, grain and  bunting, and the attendance at the  service breaks the best record of the  past. The sermon, preached by the  pastor, Rev. A. H. Cameron,'on the  text "It is a gootl thing to give thanks  unto the Lord/' was listened to with  close attention. The singing is always  an attractive feature of the Sunday  services.  The freighters for the V. V. & E.  contractors ai-e holding down the  trails between Anarchist Mountain  and the Similkameen. This visible  evidence makes us hopeful of better  things for Keremeos and the district  further west before another moon.  The fever patie;nts are doing well.  Dr. McEwen evidently understands  how to treat successfully the hostile  germs. Fever has ne)t gaineel one  victim.  Mr. Steu'-ss, C. E.. after attending  the Court at Kamloops and speiieling  a few days at the Coast is back in his  ofliee reaely to strike- a line- for you'.  Our constable* is bae-k from Victoria,  and e-hie-kens as well as other olVenders  against law anel orele-r are* in elanger.  Air. K. B. Shaw having solel his in-  teri'st in the; fruit- ranch anel steire to  his brother starteel last week for  Vie-  C. P. R. MOVING ON   NICOLA.  Will Build on to   Quilchina   Coal   Fields  At Once.  Encouraging reports come from the  western portion of the district as te>  the progress being made by the C. P. R.  The grade from . Coultee to Nicola, is  completed and steel will be laid te> Nicola by the end of October.  It has been given out that the work  would not cease at Nicola, but that  construction would he carried on this  fall and winter to Quilchina..  : A; party! of., .their surryeyprs. were  nearing Otter Flat last week, haying  completed the sjuiyey,. of; ,the,. line; to  Aspen Grove from which they were  working down' One Mile.  ranges, (b) Longest twei ranges.  (e-) Longest anel shortest. This medal  tei be* won three* time's in succession te>  be-cowie the property of the winner.  8���������The Ross "Chechakho Cup," handicap as above described.  4���������The President's medal, for highest aggregate; in any six matches during the club's financial year.  At the first match the first and  second trophies were won by F. M.  Gillespie; at the second match the  cup was won by L. C. W. Rolls and  the Shatford medal was won a second  time bv F. M. Gillespie; at the third  match the cup was won again by Rolls  and the medal by E. D. Boeing. In  last Thursday's match be>th' cup and  medal were won bv F. H. French.  Below are the scores :  200'  300.  400 ���������  Total  F. H. French  20  17/  24 ���������  01,  T.D. Pickard  15  17  23 ���������  55;  F. M.. Gillespie  12  19  21���������  52  H. R'. Swan  11  10  20 -  m  L. 0. W. Rolls  15<:  te  18���������  40  Ji Si Br lice  18  ll;  Hi���������  49-^  E.D., Boeing  14,  14  20.���������  48.'  J. C. ,R. Cob'tes  14  14 i  18'������������������  48  A'. MeglHvw'v  11������  lof  1SK���������  -3*  Ji E. Gibbott  10  0  0 ���������  28  Airs. Kirby is a Goe>el Samaritan.  Whether she holels a nurse's certificate e>r not she is worthy of high commendation.  Air. and Mrs. Turner of Tidioute. Pa.  U. S. is expected here this week.  This evening Air. anel Airs AVooelrow  are being entertained by Air. and Airs.  Elmhurst. Those visitors will always  find a hearty welcome when they come  to Keremeos.  Mr. P. Bromley will soon move into  his fine residence. The old house, only  six weeks after the fever, is now too  confined for him. It is wonderful the  expansion that follows mountain fever  Air. and Airs. Woodrow and Aliss  Woodrow left here this morning to-  return to Vancouver.  Afr. Shatford M. P. P. was here at  the end of last week.  Air. and Airs. Afaloan are the guests  of Mr. and Airs. R. ���������Elmhurst.'    They  will retunrtp Fairview to-morrow.  Kereiheoi? Oct, 22nd, 1906. hjfei&'&fts&'^wtt&m  i^������5J?/^sJ/iVar^^  THE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   OCTOBER 25,    100B.  FARM  LOANS  1 liuve Trust Funds for loan in  largo or small sums ;to fanners to  enable them to purchase stock, increase their holdings, erect buildings  or inakc  other   improvements.  Loans made on homesteads where  , Recommendation   for   Patent   has  heen inaele though Title not issued.  Approved applications promptly  'completed.  Poeligrce. Farm, Dairy Stock, Leig-  KiMi-r anil Freighting Horses insured  against loss from any cause.  Write me yemr roeiuiroiiicnts.  K.   A.   H A G O K N  Real  Estate, Insurance and. Financial Agent.  RKVKI.STOK1J, B. C.  OROVILLE-WENATCHEE  ROUTE!  Reports That This Will be the Main Line  of the V.  V.  & E.  Cbe Ibedley Gazette  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  Issued on Thursdays, by the Hedlkv Gazk'Iti  PlUXTlXG.AXDl'ClU.lSlllXC} Company.   '  Li.mitku.  at Hedley. B.C.  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For changes ottcnor than once a mouth  the   price of composition  will  be charged at  regular rates.  Changes fen- contract advertisements, should  be in the oliiec.by mum on Tuesday to secure  'attention for that week's issue.  A   MEG RAW, '  Managing h'ditor.  Full Moon  2nd.  bast q uar.  loth  Xew  First  Moon  17th  quar.  ���������23th  1900  OCTOBER.  1906  Sun.  Mon.  Tties. Wed. Thu. Fri  .Sat.  i  2  H       +  5  0  7  s  0  10     11  12  13  U  15  .1.(5  17     18  19  20  21  22  2:j  2-t     25  26  27  28  29  30  31  of larger increase of subsidies  per capital -than' that of other  provinces. He has had the sat-,  islaction 'also of hearing the  head .of the federal government  committed to the statement  that British Columbia should  receive $115 000 specific increase  land $100,000 increase annually  i for ten years, while he himself  has made no embarrassing concessions and neither he nor his  province are committed to anything which could prejudice  their-claim for any future arrangement. It is evidently because of this .achievement on  the part of British Columbia's  premier that eastern Liberals  who thqught he was going to  prove easy, are so enraged at  him, but that their rage should  be shared by Liberals in this  province, is something altogether unexpected. The Victoria  Times, in particular has thrown  common discretion to the winds  and is making statements that,  a short time hence, will make  choice ammunition for those  wicked Tories.  ( Before the conference took iliext VKIll. tiu, ,.0,ld .-fl.mil Wenatchee  ;place it was pointed out m tlieso j t() Ol-oville will be completed,' and that  columns that very little direct j thelWOlk wi]1 bli doim wipi(lly when  benefit \yas likely to result, so Oroville is connected with Midway on-  far, as this province is concerned; |ablillg thein to WOI.k tl.om both emls;  but that on the contrary, the; This completed and connection he-  general grab which would ensue ��������� ing m;l(le fmm.RepubUc westward,, it  will be seen that the Hill system will  cover southern British Columbia and'  northern* Washington with a network  of remds that will enable him to have  it pro at pretty nearly all the business  in sight.  If the C.-P. R. dallies a little longer,  they may wake up some .'morning to  find that the Great Northern have extended the Oroville-Wenatchee line up  to Penticton and may also be heading  for Vernon by means of the Midway  and Vernon.  SOOQOOQOGOOOeO!  Little has been heard of the Oroville  Wenatchee connection of the Great  Northern since the; tie-up' occurred  with the Kettle Valley people in the  San Peiil several months ago, but the  Hearing of the V. V. ������fc E track to Oroville seems to have revived interest in  it.  Lust week it was stated in Boundary  papers that owing to the very-.favorable, grade down the Okanagan to the  main line of the Great Northern at  Wenatchee, this portion , <>( the road  would be the main line, and that the  road 'from the Boundary over Sidley  mountain would be simply a feeder feu-  it. This, however, 'cannot at the present time lie regarded as anything  more than mere speculation, although  the existence of that stiff bit of road  between Oroville and Molson, on part  of which a. pusher grade i.s to be maintained will lend color to the assumption that the through traffic from Spokane tei Vancouver will at all events  pass over it.  Around Spokane  they    claim   that  BANK OF  BRITISH NORTH AMERICA  Capital���������$4,866,666.  HKAII OKKKJK IN CANADA,  H.STIICKMAN. General Manager  Reserve- f 2,141,333.  -      MONTREAL  .1. KLMSLY, Supt. of Hrauchos  BANKING BY MAII Accounts  or p__...    ���������   ...  ..  special attention. Deposits can be made through the mail, and sums addeel  thereto and withdrawn at any Jme. A General Hanking Business Transacted.   Drafts issucil, payable at all points in Canada and abroad.  Hedley Branch,     -     L.Q.TlacHAFFIE, Acting Manager  would result in the lion's share  failing to the older and more  populous provinces in the east,  and that the main benefit to be  derived would be indirect or  educative. That point has, in a  great measure, been attained.  The crux of the whole question lay in the character of the  court. The only hope for British Columbia to obtain justice  and secure her rights is to have  her case before a disinterested  tribunal, and who will say that  the late "conference"'" at Ottawa  which was a general pitch-in  with everyone for himself, could  SnSSSn9BBB9BB  Bridge Tournament.  The  bridge   .tournament   has  been  make any  pretence of  being  a j getting along during the past week  disinterested    tribunal?      This j The orjginnl claimants for the chain  was the real rock upon  which  the conference split, and Premier McBride  would  have been  NO MESS OF POTTAGE  The virulent manner in which  Premier McBride is being assailed by the Liberal press, both  in the east and in this province,  would indicate that the Premier  of British Columbia has very inconsiderately refused to fall  into the trap which they set for  him.  In the west here Ave are all  familiar with the erase of the  poor prospector who lives in the  hills for a decade or two, on flapjacks, bacon and beans, and after he is lucky enough to have  among his locations a prospect  that looks likely, is induced by  some designing go-between to  let go for a few hundred dollars,  which in his starved concition  may look vovy big tei him, but  which will appear different to  him when in after years he has  the chagrin of seeing that the  man who got away his property  for a more pittance, has become  wealthy in consequence. Fortunately for British Columbia,  Premier McBride at the Ottawa  conference, was not that kind  of a. prospector, lie knew what  was coming to him and to every  tax-payer in the province, and  he refused tej sell British Columbia's birthright for a mess of  pottage.  Xow that the conference is  over it must be admitted that  much more lias been accomplished for the province by Mr.  McBride than the average man  in this province, who gave some  attention to this subject, expected, and it has all been done by  reason of the skilful manner" in  which the case was handled by  Mr. McBride. As it is, he has  managed to wring from the  premiers of other provinces the  admission that British Columbia's case is one that merits  special treatment in the shape  recreant to the trust reposed in  him by this province if he had  depended upon getting justice  from such a conference. This is  amply proven by the very fact  that -when he agreed to submit  his case for arbitration, and  moved a motion to that effect,  it was defeated 8 to 1. It was  then that he withdrew from the  conference after entering his  protest, for there was no use in  him remaining in a body which  would not agree to allow an  outside disinterested commission to deal with the case on its  merits and find accordingly.  A Well Appreciated Trophy.  On behalf of the Hedley Rifle Association the Gazette, extends thanks to  Duncan Ross, M.P. for his donation of  the "Chechakho cup" feu- competition  in the nia-tehes of the Asseiciatiem.  The suggestion made by Mr. Ross alsei  in expressing a wish as to the manner  in which it is to be competed for i.s an  excellent one, anel it is hoped that the  officers of the Association in arranging  the handicap will give, the matter careful consideration and arrive at a plan  best calculated to carry out the wishes  of the donor as well as fe> advance the  interests of the association. A plan  which seems tei meet the approval of  all the* members te> whom it has bee*n  submitted, and which seems to be  mathematically just, is to make 50  points eir 06Ji% e>f the possible score the  scratch mark. All whose: average  scores are over this mark are to be  ceinsielercel scratch competitors, and all  whei.se average will fall below this are  te> be bonussed the necessary numbered' pe>ints te> bring them up te> the*  scratch mark. Eligibility to compete  for this trophy might icepiire each te>  be* a- nu'inber eif the association for  four months prior te> the match, anel  te> have competed in at least four  matchejs so as tei enable a just average:  scen-e to be arrived at. This with the  additional stipulation that any meuii-  ber whose score at any individual  match reaches 75% eif the total is tei be  classed as a scratch competitor whether his general average reaches 50 or  not, ought to attain the objects  sought. These are (1) The donor's wish  to encourage younger members. (2)  The best welfare of the association by  encouraging regular attendance at the  matches and attracting larger membership. Now is the time to join and  help out the sport as well as to. improve your shooting.  pionship, Messrs Cootes and Myles  were compelled to lower their colors  in a contest often rubbers with Messrs  MacHaffie and Irwin whe> won out  by something over 400 points, taking  seveii rubbers emt of ten. The Gazette  couldn't obtain the exact score as the  winners were. too. modest to tell when  they suspected it might be.   published.  It is understood that Judge Clement  anel Mr. Yates have also beaten Messrs'  Myles and Cootes. anel are therefore  eligible, now to play Messrs MacHaffie  and Irwin fen- the championship.  In this way it can scarcely be called j  a tournament at all, but is  run  more j  on the same lines as the championships  in rowing &c, which   requires all  aspirants to vanquish   those  who  have  been  vanquished by   the   champions.  fiDTEL SIMILKAMEEN  ��������� r- flEDL&y,  B. 6.    .THE LEADING  HOTEL OF  THE SIMILKAMEEN VALLEY  This house is new and strictly first class  in every respect, being equipped with all  modern conveniences���������electric light, tele-  phone, baths, etc.       : :       Rates niodeiate.  A.   McDERMOTT,  Proprietor.  STRAY MARE.  OTRAYED or driven from the range, a light  *-*   bay mare three years old, branded ' G" em  the left shoulder: last seen in June.  Suitable reward given for the recovery.  311���������12 * MRS. GREEXH1LL.  Keremeos New Town site  Now On the Market.  The V. V. & E. Railway Station will be in the  centre ot the  town.  Now is the time to get your lots, before the first  train  comes up  the  valley.  Choice 1, 2 and 3 acre* hits all around  town site.  The. 10 acre. Fruit, lots are going last;    Just a few  left.    Now i.s the time tei 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.  NOTICE.  NOTICE.  Nicola Licensing District.  A SPKCIALMFF.TIXGof the Hoard of Li- |  ���������**��������� cence Commissioners for the Nicola Licensing District will bo held in'the Court House,  Princeton on Monday October 29th 1900 at four  o'oleick p. in. to consider die following applications forlieiuor licences.  TRAXSFERS  Wm. C. McLean. Ashnola Hotel. Ashnola,  to Hugh Campbell. Ashnola,  John A. Lunely of Otter I-'latHotcl, Ttilameen  City, to Win. J, Henderson. Tulaineen City.  RKNEWAFS.  Hugh Campbell, Ashnola Hotel, Ashnola.  Wm. J.  Henderson. Utter flat Hotel Ttilameen City.  RONALD HKWAT.  Chief Licence Inspector.  I'rincetrtn Oct. 15th 190(1. 10-11  CIXTY HAYS AFTER DATIC. 1 intend to  *^ apply to the Hon. Chief Commissioner  of. Lands anel Works for permission to purchase IfiO acres of pasture land in the Similkameen Division of Yale District, described as  follows: Commencing at the S. W. corner  post, of Lot Xo. 2531. thence south 10 chains:  thence west 10 chains; thence north 10 chains:  thence east 10 chains to peiint of commencement.  A. D. LAURAXCE  35-9 per M. C, KKXDALL. Attorney.  Dated Penticton August 21st. l!K)li  NOTICE.  ���������NTDTICE IS HKRK1JY GIVEN' that sixty  ���������*���������' days after date I intend tw imply to the  Hon. the Chief   Commissioner of Lands and  CIXTY DAYS after date, I intend to apply  vj te> the Chief Commissioner of Lands anel  AVorks for permission to purchase the folllow-  ing elescribeel lanet situated in the Similka-  mescn district : Commencing at a post markeel  S K corner Lot 3202 anel running in an easterly  direction along the banks of the Similkameen  River (K) chains, thence north 20 chains; thence  west (i0 chains: thenee south to point of commencement.  :il-9 HENRY WILLIAMS  Dated Hedley Sept. Ith l!K)(i  NOTICE.  CIXTY DAYS afterdate, I intend to apply  V-J te> the Chief Commissioner of Lands anel  Wetrks for permissson to purchase KiO ticrses of  pasture lanel in the Similkameen division of  Yale ilistrie-t described as follows : Commencing at the S 10 corner of the west 1 of the cast J  of section 21, township &">, pre-emption No 2251  thenee 10 chains east: thence 10 chains north;  thence 10 chains west, thoiic 10 chains south to  NOTICE.  ���������NTOTICErSHF.RKBY GIVEN' that CO days  ���������" after ihtte I intend to apply to the Chief  Commissioner of Lauds and \\ orks for permission to pui-chase 1W acres of pasture lanel described as follows; Commencing at the X. E.  corner of bol 2li2. thence 10 chains cast. 10  chains south, 10 chains west. 10 chains north  to point of commencement.  M. DALY  Keremeos 15. C, Sept. 15. l!KKi .'17-0  Works for permission to purchase the feillow-  ingdescribeel agricultural anel pasture land  containing ten acres, more en- less, that  portion of section 10, township SO, bounded  on the Fast by Dog Lake on  the South  by W.  Gillespie's pre-eniption claim, on the \Ve;st by   p()int of ���������olmnoneoiuont.  pre-emption claim No. .iSill, on  the North  by  Ritchie's purchase, in  the Siniilkaineen  Division of Yale: District.  HFXRY F. SOFTLEY.  37���������1.-> by his agent, M. C. KENDALL.  Penticton. Sept. 27th. 190f>.  ANDREW A. HAMILTON'  Okanagan Falls. Sept. 1st. ISKKi 31-1I  NOTICE.  NOTICE  Certificate of Improvements.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  VfOTlCE is hereby given that sixty eln.ysafter j j>,  ���������*���������'    date I intend to apply to  the Honorable  the Chief Commissioner of Lands and- Works  for permission to purchase tlrtJ  following described land, situate on the east side of Okanagan bake B. C.   Commencing at the south east  . corner post of M. L. Crichton's  purchase lanel,  running thence south 20 chains, thence west  , .SO chains, thence north 20 chains, thenee cast  I 80 chains to point of commencement: comprising the south half of the south west ciunt-tcr  of section 15, tp. 2S, and the south half eif the  south east eitiarter of section Hi, tp, 28.  R. E. CRICHTOX  Dated August 28th, KKIIi.  31-!)  THF IRON PLATE  FRACTIONAL   mineral  Claim, situate in  the Osoyoos Mining  Division of Vale. District.    Where located:-   Camp l-Ieelley  TAKE NOTR'K that I.   Clias.  E.  Oliver,  of  Hedlev.   .Free   Miner's    Certificate No.  R5120, intend (id davs from the elate hereof, to  apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate  of Improvements, for the purpose or; 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 of August A. D. 1000  31-9 C. B. OLIVER  S. Mineral Claim, situate in the Osoyoos  Mining Division of Yale Distriot.  Where located :-   Camp Hedley  "TWICE NOTICE that I, Charles de Blois  ���������*��������� Green, Free Miner's Certificate No.  U5023, for myself, anel as agent for J. Cory.  Free Minor's Certificate No. J1502I. intenel sixty  elays from date hereof, to apply to the Mining  ��������� Recorder for a Certificate eif Improvements.  ��������� for the purpos of obtaining a Crown Grant of  NOTICE  the above claim.  And further take notice that action, under  Section 37, must be conimenceel before the issuance of such Certificate of Improvements. .  Dated this 31st day August, A. D. l!K)(i  31-SI C. dc 15. GREEN  ���������VTOTICE is hereby given that sixty days after  xx elate I intend to apply to tho Chief Commissioner of Lands and Works fur permission  to purchase that portion of Section 11, Township fll. Similkameen District, bounded on the  north by L. 20(13 G. 1, on the solith-east by the  A. I). A", and Ceilumbia mineral claims, and on  the west by F. H. Boone's pre-emption, containing 10 acres more or less. Required for range.  Dated at Fairview this 5th day of Oct., 190(5.  EVAN MORRIS  ������������������39-18       ���������'      Per R. H. PARKINSON, Agt,  NOTICE  7VJOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that ISO days  *���������* after date I intend to apply to tho Chief  Commissioner of Lanels and Works for permission to purchase SO acres, more or less, of pasture land situated as follows: Comeneing at  the N: E. corner of. Lot; No* 2B2 running 20  chains east, 20 chains north, 40 chains west, 20  chains south, 20 chains cast along boundary of  Lot 202 to point of commencement.  G. M. ALLISON  Keremeos U. C. Sept. 15th. 1908 37-9 THE   HEDLEX   GAZETTE,   OCTOBER 25,   1906.  _    3  Town and District.  COUNTY COURT.  '.. There were 10 degrees eif frost lip at  the mine em Sunday nieirning.  The V. V. & E. stiition at McBride's  on Rock Mountain is tei be called Oxford.  Mr. E. K. Voigt ciiiiiein em Sunday's  stage, and went out Monday' morning  bound for the Coast.  Mr. Charlie* Burch,  Nickel Plate, moved 1  his ranch near Princeton this week.  By our Keremeos correspondence, it  wiil be neifeel that contractors' supplies  are moving from Molson to the Similkameen.  Fred. Richardson,   representing the  Ames Holden Cei., and Walter Linton  ' of the. Siiiiein Leistor Co.' are in   town  this week.  Mr. L. \V. Shatford, 31. P. P. left on  Friday last ibr Fairview where he  intended te> pay a hurried  visit  liefeire'  proceeding to the Coast.  Government   age-nt   Hugh "-Hunter,  who is registrar of the  County  Court  was in town on Monday attending the  sitting of the court here.  Messrs Finlay Frasor, J. A. Schubert  and J.  K. Campbell left yesterday for  Fairview,  where  they   are. attending  the   Liberal ceiiivention.    John    Love  went over on Tuesday.  Y. C. Kitlev whose ranch is on   the  A Very  Light   Docket  Came   Up   for  Adjudication.  present stage* route between Horn  Lake and Dog Lake, was in town em  Thursday last. Although a resilient  of the district for some years, this was  his first trip into the Similkameen.  Mr. and Mrs. .1. M. Wright of Princeton came down on Tuesday, and were  the guests of Dr. and Mrs Whilkins.  Mrs. Wright remains in Hedley while  Mr. Wright goes to Fairriew to attend  , the convention.  Some work is being put on the  Nickel Plate trail, which is getting in  very bad shape. This repair work becomes "necessary owing to the use  which will be made of it this fall and  winter in packing supplies to the  Kingston.  Two hundred and ninety-three lbs.  of potatoes from three lbs ulanted,  was the yield harvested by Mr Hugh  Hunter. He obtained the seed, which  ' is known as the "American Wonder"  from the. Central Experimental farm  at Ottawa.  i  .1. H. Kennedy, chief engineer of  the V. V, & E, is expected over here  next week. He will require to make  a trip to Ottawa in a few weeks in  connection with the C. P. R's kick  concerning the route between Brad-  shaw's anel Brushy Bottom.  Mr. anel Mrs. Frank Logsden left on  Saturdav for Loomis, where Mr Logsden -has ajob running a hoist in a mine  about four miles from Loomis. Frank  has been sawyer for the Hedley Lumber Company for about two years, and  their- Hedley friends will regret to see  them leave, town.  Another meeting of the creditors of  the Hedley Lumber Company held  on Friday last approved all that had  been done by the assignee arid inspectors. The showing so far, since work  started has been very good, and represents a satisfactory profit to the  estate.  Dave Leggatt who left for Cobalt,  Onfc. in the spring came, back on Saturday last. He has a high opinion of  the wealth of Cobalt properties, but  doesn't regard that as a good place  for a prospector to go, as the mineral  area, appears to be limited in extent,  and is already well  covered.  Judge Clement came over from  Grand Forks te> hold County Court.  He was driven over by Mr. McArdle  of Grand Forks, Mr. McArdle accompanied the. Judge over here a year ago,  and if he stieiks to him a while longer,  he will be absorb enough law to be  able to set up a little judiciary of. bis-  own.  The Hedley Scotchmen have decided  to celebrate St. Andrew's night with a  banquet, anel they extenil a cordial  invitation to all Scotchmen anel others  in the district whei niav wish to do  honor tei Scotland's patron saint to  join with them on that night. Committees are now at work making the  necessary arrangements.  Frank Reynolds, assistant eif Mr. A,  C. Stoess, P. L. S. was up at the Juinbo spending a-few days with Mr. Gilbert. When on thes survey, he had  had the misfortune of cutting his knee  with an axe, and a few da-vs ago he  sprained it in a tramp over the hills,  with the result that he was laid up  and required the attention of Dr. Mc-  Ewon, who had been called from Keremeos. At last reports his condition  had improved sufficiently to permit of  his being taken out.  The1 sitting eif County Court on  Monday last before his Honor Judge  Clement,, was not marked with any  lengthy docket, or very difficult cases.  The only case that came to a hearing  was that of Schubert vs. Jones, in  | which the salient feature was the re:  shift boss at th'oJ.sponsibility of a benedict for debts  lis family up to contracted by his, wife. One of Dickens' characters, a. hen-pecked, husband  (we forget who he was, just now)!  when given to understand that the  law held that the wife was always  supposed tei he subject to the husband,  exclaimed "the law is an ass." Apparently the law has hot been-, improving  any since that day, fen- his Honor still  claims that it holds the husband responsible for debts contracted by the  wife, unless he observes the little  formality of dulv advertising his. non-  responsibility.  Moral���������-Whether in business or matrimony, never noglect to advertise in  your home "paper.,' "      .    /  The other-was a judgment ..summons  issued on-a judgment obtained-at the  former sitting by the Hedley. Lumber.  Company, and now. breuight forward  by the. assignee. The defendant gave  assurances to the Judge of his i'nten-  tei pay in a short time and conseepient-  ly no order was made, so as to give  him a chance to ele) so.  HOTE L  BilEtRdPOLE  VANCOUVER, B. C.  American  and European Plan.  Commercial Headquarters, and convenient to Husiness Centre,  Theatres, Wharves  anel Depots.  Steam-Heated,   -Electric- Lighted,  . Klovntor and other modern  conveniences.  GEO.  L. HOWE, Proprietor  Abbot Street   ',-  Our  Soft Drinks  GREEN MOUNTAIN  Mrs. L. A. Clark left on Monday for  Vernon where she will spend twro or  three weeks visiting Mrs Forbes and  renewing old acquaintances.  Mr. aud Mrs. G. A. Clark drove over  to Okanagan Falls Saturday, returning Sunday evening.  Miss.Jessie McLennan is visiting at  Green Mountain ranch.  Mr. arid Mrs Farleigh of Suiinyside  spent Sunday at the ranch.  7?V  <1\  Have con stan t-1 y and  steadily increased in popularity- anil esteem, and  'are now'accepteel thru-  o n t cli e Similkameen  Valley as the best to  be obtained.  "vNiiU'Scd.  SIMILKAMEEN   BOTTLING  WORKS,    : :    HEDLEY, B. C.  Mail orders promptly filled.  WYNNE  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Oct. 25th :  AT THE MINE.  Oct.  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  Maximum  10  43  U  38  32  29  33  Minimum  20  30  28  ��������� 30  24  20  16  ASSAYERS  METALLURGISTS and  ill NINO ENGINEERS  MINES and MILLS EXAMINED,  SAMPLED and REPORTED OX.  Samples   by  mail  receive  prompt  attention. Correspondence solicited.  PRINCETON  and   ROSSLAND  H. H. Ct.ai.-dkt, Assoc. Inst. M.M.,  Member Am. Inst. M.E., Rossr.ASD.  L. C. Wvxnk, Assoc.  Late Assaycr LcRoi.  Inst. M. M7,  Pki.vcktox.  Rainfall for week .00 inches  Snowfall 3.5 inches.  Oct  14  15  16  " 17  18  19  20  Rainfall  AT THE MILL.  Maximum  01  57  .. 54  ...   "     52  53       .  .49  52  .09  Minimum  35  38  32  . 33  31  25  A tidy letter-head or bill-heael commands attention from those with  whom you do business The Gazette  print-shon can fit you out in style.  A trial will convince vou.  Try  .wwwwvan  Vfctoria  Cross  CEYLON TEA.  fcMirift^atra^aiMfck'Mfefeiratiiirai  x  X  1  s  S  I  I  X  X  X  %  ;  X  X  X  X  i  Great Northern  Hotel  A new house containing more beel  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table anel  bar   tirst - class.    Rates  moderate.  X  I  ^fWpWfjW^  PETERSON HROS & L1ND,  Proprietors. ������  Pure  and   Invigorating.  REVELY'S  STABLE  Headquarters for all Stage Lines  Express Office in Connection  I  Your wants for Livery or Team  Work will be attenelcel to  by culling Phone 12.  W.   F.   REVELY,   Proprietor  S  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  i'  X  X  X  I  ft. fl. WRIGHT  BOOT &  SHOE  MAKER  HEDLE'y, B.C.  *  i  I  x  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  *;  X  X  X  K  X  I  s  X  ������.  HOTEL  HEDLEY  Under   New   Management  oosososoooseoeos>si!  Quality  in  Clothing  When purchasing a suit of  clothes, the most important  point tei be* considered is the  "quality" of the material  used and the* care t.ike'ii in  its   manufacture'.  We have* in slock a e-eini-  plete  line  of  Campbell's  Clothing  This brand is acknowledged  by all dealers to be the best em the market, and in offering it tei the  public we have every confidence in its reliability. Maele* in all the 0  latest styles and of fiist-class material. See our stock of ready-inades o  ���������oriel us show you samples, and have vour suit made tei measure.      N  =- I  SHATFORDS, LIMITED  I  &*������80O3C������O������8������80������aS������8������0O8*>������HOe������8������0������8^^  Knprjrrr.-TrrximwHmiV.vsBmm'n'vitw^  & 60'S  LIVERY, FEED $ SALE STABLES  Fairview arid Penticton  -ALSO���������  Proprietors���������FAIRVIEW    AND  STAGE   LINE.  PENTICTON  Good Horses and Rigs and Careful Drivers.  Teams furnished to do freighting, transferring and  general teaming, and good saddle  horses always on hand.  When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Central Hotel  TWEDDLE (Si, REITH, Proprietors.  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-Class  Bar supplied with the* Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, anil Special  Attention   paid   tei   the   Table*.  M. J. HENRY'S  NURSERIES and  HOUSES.  SEED  THE I JEST PROVIDED  IX KITCHEN AND PAR  A X D E VERY CARE  TAKEN FOR Till.-: COMFORT  e)P   P ATROX S.  GIBBON   and  Mcdonald  Proprietors  Large stock of Home Grown .Fruit  anel Ornamental Trees now matured  for the. fall trade.  Nei expense, loss or delay of fumigation or inspection.  Headquarters for Pacific Coast  grown Garden, Field, and Flower  Seeels  in Season.  Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps, Whale  Oil Soap, Greenhouse Plants, Cut  Flowers, Bulbs for fall planting.  Wo do business on onr own grounds  ��������� have no rent to pay, and are pre-  pared to meet all competition.  Let me price your list before placing  your order.    Catalogue free.  M.   J.   HENRY  3010 Westminster Road,    Vancouver.  writing-    Advertisers,  Mention the Gazette. Mi  THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, OCTOBER  1906.  PREMIER McBRIDE'S CRITICS.  ,'-The Colonist Sizes Up the'Situation By  ')':                 Presenting Reverse Side  '��������� of Shield;   ���������-': Liberal newspapers in the* east are  i* very wratliy witlrPrenijer McBride.  and are saying all sorts of nasty things  abeiut him. Unconsciously they pay  him a great compliment by pointing  out that a provincial general election  in British Columbia is in sight, thereby implying that his attitude'-' will  -meet with the endorsatioh 'of the  people, eif that province.  Notwithstanding' insinuations and  reflections, Premier McBride has been  the big'man of the conference. He  has secured recognition of British Columbia's special claims, anel when he  goes, to -England to fight the issue  there, this recognition will certainly  count.  The   Ottawa   Journal   says:   " The  inarch of the provincial premiers upon  the   Dominion   treasury   has   won   a  ,, commanding position,-despite the excess of zeal em the part eif the British  Columbia.forces, which would apparently.carry off the wholes treasury if it  were not ensconced-in a famous burglar-proof vault.  The present likelihood  is that the either eight province's will  get all they asked for,,, while British  Columbia will get a million more than  heir etomparative preipeirtiein, although  many millifins less than she demanded.'  This paragraph i.s hardly fair to Premier McBride- after he had  flatly  refused the sum of a- hundred thousand  elollars annually for ten years.   He expressed a willingness tei consider any  reasonable -amendment to  his sliding  scale   proposition.   - The   conference,  however,- would  make  him  no-offer,  Avhereupem he steppeel out of the conference for good.  ���������Later in the day Premier McBride  sent a letter tej Chairman Gouin briefly  explaining his position once more, anel  again expressing his willingness to  consider any reasonable amendment  to the sliding scale basis. He made it  clear, heiwejveir, that as re*asons-which,  ithael been conceded,, entitled British  Columbia to special consideration must  always continue, a flat rate offer could  not be. entertained by the province.  The more the action eif the provincial conference is considered, the more  the course of Premier McBride appears  to have been justified.    Let us suppose  that he had not withdrawn, but had  remained to the enel and accepted the  concessions which the premiers of the  other provinces were willing to make,  what would be the criticism of his exponents?   They would have said that  he had surrendered.the just claims of  the province for an allowance, Which,  relatively speaking,   is paltry.    They  would have resented him as weak, and,  while he was very determined to demand fair play when in Victoria,   he  lacke*el the courage of his convictions  at Ottawa.   They would have told him  that he had no warrant from anything  that had transpired in the legislature  to submit the claims eif the province  to the decision of the representatives  of other provinces.    They would lnn-e  insisted that we are entitled as a province  to justice from   the Dominion,  that our case stands   upon   its   eiwn  merits   and  that  the opinion  of  the  premiers eif the. either provinces ought  not to be taken into account.    What  answer could  he  have made tei this ?  We can think of none, except that he  hael   made   the   best   terms   possible  under the circumstances.    To this the*  opposition Avould haye* replied that it  Avould have been  better  to  have.* ac-  cepted nothing, en-  to  have accepteel  Avhat   was   offered    only    under   the  strongest   protest;   because  it is not  just   or   c<|iiitahlc    that   our   strong  e-lainis to exceptional ln*atmeuf should  be surrendered  for a  very   moderate  temporary   concession.     To   this   we  wotilel all  have been e-eimpe'Ile'el te> ae--  e-e-el������'.   We* can imagine how the Time's  wotilel,    iinelcr   these    circumstances,  have' poured out its sarcasm upon Mr.  McBrielc's   heael,   how   the   Leader  eif  the Opposition  Avoulel  have*  appended  to the electorate to dismiss from power i  a   premier   who   sei  little   unde*rsteieiel  what the province Avas entitled to, or,  if he understood it, was so lacking in  force of character that he would not  stand up for it in the presence of the  federal ministers aiid the other provincial premiers.    This is something like  what Mr. McBriele's opponents would  have said if he had merely fallen into  line and agreed to what the other premiers offered.   He did neit do this.  He  elid what every man in British Columbia honors him for doing.  He declared  that he would not be satisfied with  anything so very far short of justice  as Avas proposed,   and he made   the  most emphatic kind of protest possible  against   the   treatment    which    our  claims received.   Let- none of us make  the   mistake   of   supposing  that Mr.  McBride was at Ottawa in the interest  Good,  And  Will  Make  Money  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  Similkameen  the ucav 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 toAvn on the route of the proposed  Coast-Kbotenay Railway'; and Avith the advent of this road,  Avhich is assured in the near future, it A\dll unquestionably  become a large, and important city, and -town lots .-will bring  big returns on money im'ested at the present time.  ...PRICE OF LOTS...  Scott Ave. (main st.) ..   .  .. $400 to $600  ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  Other Streets...;...      .  ..   ..'...... .$200 to $400.  .... I tUv-l'lS....,.-.  1-3 Cash; balance in 3 and  6 months, with interest at  the rate of 6 per cent.  For Those Who  Invest Now.  5==E=Purcliase a few Lots before the Railway Comes==;  For Full Particulars, Maps Etc.,  ��������� rttiF������i~'V   TO ���������  The Hedley City Townslte Co'y, Ltd.  L. W. SHATFORD, _ = HPTYI   PV      R   C  Secretary and manager, '.-'���������...���������'.;. * "*r*"*r**-4-J':*    L-f* V*  of any political plan evolved by himself, or that he Avas fighting the battle  of the particular political party with  Avhich he is associated. He was supporting a position taken by the province years ap-o, and at a time Avhen Ave*  hael not thought of introducing pa-rtv  lines into local politics. He. was advocating in principle. Avhat eA'ery public  man in the province has advocated for  a decade and more.  The result of the conference is, on  the whole, favorable to the province,  if Ave read the despatches aright, but  this is solelv because of Mr. McBriele's  firmness.     The   justice   of the claim  that British Columbia i.s, for reasons  of a permanent nature, entitled to ex-  ceptional treatment from the Dominion has been admitted.   This is in itself a great gain.    The admission has  never  been  made hitherto,   but as  matter of fact the claim  has always  been strongly coinbatted.    We stand,  therefore, in a much stronger position  than ever before. Thus one gooel thing  has come out of the; unexpected policy  pursued by the federal premier.   He  threw   uuon   the  iirovincial premiers  the responsibility of deciding Avhether  or not the condition of British Columbia was sufficiently different from that  of the either proA-inces to call for extra-  eudinary concessions.    To this proposition   the:   provincial   premiers have  unanimously assented.    The disagreement between mil- representative and  the others arose, first as to the manner  in which the amount of these extraordinary concessions should be determined, and, when the conference declined to sanction arbitration, then as  to  the amount that should be- given  the' province.   Mr. McBriele's proposal,  that there  should   be   an  arbitration  between the two geivernmentselirectly  concerned,  aviis eminently  fair.    The*  case of British Columbia is somewhat  involved.    The literature of the erase is  A'oluminous; the various matters to be  considered  are  many  and  somewhat  diverse in their nature.   One e;an hardly  imagine  how   any   person    e-eiulel  think that the   merits of eiur claims  could he CA'en  superficially examine>d  in two eir three elays at a conference  composed   of   the   representatives  of  either  provinces,  each  of Avhoni   had  his own affairs to look after,  or  hew  an unbiassed judgment coulel be passed upon them by such a body.   Mr,  McBride asked for no snap judgment.  He Avas so confident of the strength eif  his case that he was not only ready,  but anxious that it should be laid before  a properly constituted  tribunal  in  all its bearings.   This the conference would not hear to.    Whether or  not the federal ministry exercised its  influence  to m*event arbitration,  Ave  do not know; but it is very certain  that it used no means te> bring about  this very reasonable way of reaching  a just conclusion in a case involving  not a few elifficulties. 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