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Array ^-���������w--:^'-..;:*;  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Vol. IV. i / No: 37.  HEDLEY, B. C, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER % 1908.,  $2.00, in Advance.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  [18 years' practice in Vancouver.]  S. O. L. Co.'s Block  PENTICTON,      -      -      B. C.  J. W. EDMONDS  Insurance and  General Agent  Agent for Tin* Great AVest Life In-  SUItAKCI* COMl'ANV.  PENTICTON,      -      -  R H. ROGERS,  M.A., B.C.L.  TJARHTSTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC.  Vernon, B. C.  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer, Real Estate, Mines,  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under Land Act--and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  London & Lancashire Firo Ins. Co.  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.  C.  HOTEL PENTICTON  Headquarters for Tourist Xravol..  Kates Moderate.  A. Baknes, Prop.       Penticton, B.C.  Henry's Nurseries  Now growing in our Nurseries for  tlie Fall trade:���������  !X),000 Pencil, Apricot, Nectarines, Cherry, Plum, Prune, Pear and Apple  ���������in all leading varieties.  100,000 Small   Fruits.  10.000 Ornamental Trees, in all leading  varieties for B.C.  Strictly homo grown and not subject to  damage from fumigation.  Stock of Bulbs to arrive in August from  Japan, Franco and Holland.  Bee Supplies, Spray Pinups. Seeds, Ktc.  MO-pago CATALOGUK VliKK.  Office, Greenhouses and Seedhouse:  3010 Westminster Road,  VANCOUVER,   ���������   B. 6.  ELECTIONS ON  OCTOBER 2tt  w.  XT.  T.  GAHAN  Barrister,   Solicitor,  Notary Public, Etc.  Muiik  PENTICTON, ,  Block            <  .  -      -      B. C.  Dominion    Parliament.,  solved  and Writs  Issued.  Dis-  GUFFING THE PEA-SOUPS.  The Goal of Sir Wilfrid's Political Career  Accomplished���������Has Made Quebec  Pivotal Point of Dominion  ��������� A  Most  Notable  Confession.  YALE-CARIBOO IS DEFERRED  Likewise Kootenay, in Spite.of Curtis'  Former Assurances To Contrary ���������  K. C. MacDonald, of Vernon, Is  Returning Officer for Yale-Cariboo.  OLD-TIMERS   MEET.  Twelfth Annual Gathering- of the Kettle  ��������� River and South Okanagan Pioneers'  Association.  Monday, October 26, has been definitely decided upon as.tho date for the  general elections, with nominations a  week earlier, on October 19.  This decision was reached at a meeting of the cabinet council at which the  ministers in attendance were: Sir  Wilfrid Lanricv, Hon. R. W. Scott,  Hon. L. P. Brocleiu', Hon. Rodolpbe  Lemierrx and Hon. George P. Graham.  Curiously enough it was probably the  last meeting which will be attended by  Hon. R. "YV. Scott, who will ere the  ministers gather together1 again be  succeeded as secretary 'of state by  Charles Murphy, K. C.  The proclamation dissolving the  present parliament was signed by his  excellency Earl Grey on the eve of his"  departure for the west.  In all predictions made as to the  date of the elections the date chosen  has not been mentioned for the reason  probably that no one supposed that a  Monday would be chosen.  The ministers before adjourning  passed orders in council filling the vacancies on the. board of railway commissioners as already announced.  There are six elections which will be  held later than the general elections.  These are Chicontmii, Saguenay and  Gaspe, in Quebec; Comox-Atlin, Kootenay and Yale-Cariboo in British Columbia and the Yukon. In the last  mentioned territory the election will  nob take place probably before December, much time being required to post  the different notices and forward the  papers. In the other counties the date  is left with the returning officers.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier opened his campaign at Sorel in the province of Quebec, by delivering a most significant  speech to his French compatriots. The  true inwardness of that enormous increase in territory for the province of  Quebec begins to show  up,   but the  WQiider is that Sir Wilfrid should grow  bold enough to thus let the cat out of  the bag.   The Toronto Globe, in referring to Sir Wilfrid's Sorel speech, said  that  "he wa.s buoyant if not boyish."  Boys often blurt out things that ai-e  not meant to be said, and here is what  Sir Wilfrid in his "boyishness" said at  Sorel.    Speaking of the increased territory  he had   given   to   Quebec,  he  confessed:    "This change will .make  Quebec the greatest province of  the Dominion, and will enable it to  hold its position as the pivotal pko-  vince of the Dominion.    1 am a citizen of Quebec, but I can assure-all the  other provinces  that they will have  nothing to fear from the justice done  to Quebec. Further, T tell you, citizens  of Quebec, I do not want yon t,o dominate,   nor do I  wish that the other  provinces should dominate over- you.  We must have our  rights  here,  and  they must have their rights, and  the work of our government willcbe  given  to  the protection   of all  these  right's."   And this from the man who  can  give hundreds   of   thousands   of  miles of territory to his compatriots in  Quebec,  and would try to filch from  this province its legal  right and title  to  the reversionary interest in a few-  acres of Indian land at Prince Rupert.  ���������The Kettle River arid South Okanagan pioneers held their twelfth meeting  at the Central hotel, Keremeos, on  Thursday, Sept. 17th.  This society was organized on March  1st, 1900, at Boundary Falls, and the  meetings at first''were held semi-annu-  but have Inter- been changed to  THOMET MURDERERS CAUGHT  TWENTY-MILE ROAD  FINISHED  Connection Was Made with Nickel Plate-  Pentictori Road on Thursday Last.  MIDWAY & VERNON AGAIN.  K  x  K  K  *i  x  *>:  x  *������  H  x  x  X  H  x  X  *:  X  X  HOTEL  HEDLEY  Under iNew   Management  Q i; IK T A X D (JONVKNIK N T  Sl'l.-CIAL ATTKXTlON Gi\ u.v  TO TMK Tr'AVKI.LTNCl PUIII.IC   I'-ati's Modkuate   X  X  X  ���������5  X  X  X  X  %  X  X  X  |   VANDER J. ROSE   5  x  Proprietor  ������P,HH^^^t%'^>������6?^*H^'^1^^^,^H8W*i*iJ������t  Many and Kaleidoscope Are the Changes  This Project Has Gone Through.  Just when the public had been  schooled to believe that everything  was settled pat between the holders  of the Midway & Vernon charter' and  the C. P. R., and that the latter were  proceeding to take over and build the  portion between Midway and the  mouth of Wilkinson creek, news comes  that new life has been galvanized into  the M. & V. as a separate entity, and  that Ralph Smailes has returned from  the old country after completing arrangements with English capitalists  to build the whole Midway and Vernon  line.  If it should be so that some bona  fide attempt will be made by English  capitalists to build the M. & V. line,  then the activity recently displayed  by the C. P. R. in that vicinity will  only prove to be after all the old game  ���������that of bluff to scare the other  fellow off.  Apparently the C. P. R.'s system of  espionage in the money marts of all  countries is so complete that no move  may be made in London, Paris or- elsewhere, so far as railway building in  this country is concerned, without  their knowing about it. Thus it would  appear thai while Ralph Smailes was  at work in the old country regotiating  for tin; building of the M. & V., the C.  P. It. was listening behind the screen  and its engineering corps was directed  to make a. feint in the direction of this  particular outpost which was threatened.  It is not known what breed of capitalistic terrier Smailes has got fastened  to his chain this time, but it is to be  hoped he has been pursuing his investigations among the bull-dog species  ���������the kind that has little short pointed  ears, eats nothing but raw beef, and  has a. tail too short to ever get between  its logs. With such motive power beside him he might hope to have the  railwav  built at   last.  W. A. Maclean, in charge of Twenty  Mile road, succeeded last week in letting daylight through by joining up  with the Nickel Plate-Penticton road,  in the vicinity of Riordan mountain,  and kept the expenditure within the  appropriation.  This road will now enable anyone to  drive through to Penticton with a cutoff of several miles, but its main advantage is that it affords an easy and  direct outlet to the railway at Hedley  for a large, section of fine, mineral  country in the basin of Twenty-mile  creek and eastward to Riordan, Lost  Horse and Independence mountains.  The road starts up Twenty-mile canyon  from Hedley,  and it  can  claim  perhaps  the  best grade of any rnoun'-  tain road in the country.    Although a  high altitude had to be overcome to  penetrate the great mineral belt lying  in to the north and  northeast  of the  Nickel Plate,  there is scarcely a place  where there would he any necessity of  doubling up,  even  with  the heaviest  loads.    Care was taken in choosing the  route,  the   supervisor   insisting   that  when   it was necessary  to  go up hill  there should be no going down hill until the  elevation   had been overcome.  In not observing this rule many mountain roads have been spoiled,   the  net  result being that no time can be made  on  them either in going down hill or  up hill, for on steep hills vehicles have  to be driven slowly to prevent losing  control; but on this Twenty-mile road ;  a spanking rate may be maintained all  the  way down.     Over   such   a,   road  heavy   mining plants  may   be  transported with the minimum of cost, and  in teaming out either ores  or concentrates for shipping by rail,   a very low  rate for transportation to the railway  at,Hedley should be secured.  The completion of this road will remove all excuse for failure to operate  the properties in that section of the  camp, a.nd it is hoped that no time will  be lost in taking full advantage of it.     i  The flag pole at  was  put in  place  the school,   which  bv T. Brown, is a  beauty, and each morning the flag is  hoisted thereon in conformity with  the recent regulation. One morning  it wasnt quite in I'uni'ornuty, but as  the departure was from mistake and  not by design there was no .-'hooting  over it.  ally,  the annual gathering which is held  every year.on or about the middle of  September. At first the membership  was limited to all residents who had  come to the, Boundary not later than  1894, but as many.of the original members have since removed from the district or crossed the great divide, the  dividing year has since been placed at  1890, that being the year when the  Boundary really opened up and settlement became more general.  Those who attended the first meeting  were:   W. J. Nelson, R. Dunnigan, A.  Curry, J. Winters, T. Welsh, 0. Dietz,  T. Graham, G. Leyson, R. Sanderson,  M'.  Stanson,  J. H.  East,  J. Kerr,  J.  Thornton. W. T. Smith, A. K. Stuart,  Dr. .Takes, T. Hardy. L. McCarren, T.  Wake,  ,T. R. Jackson.  R. Clark, R. C.  Sadler, J. W. Reed, W. J. Castleman,  A. Connors, P. W. Murray, R. D. Mc-  Leod,  J.  C.  Dale,   S.  T.  Larsen,  G.  Wells,  H. Cameron,  R. Stuart.  J. P.  Harlan, H. Shallenberger, R. Ken-, T.  McAuley, L.  Bosshart,  C. S. McRae,  GrGuess, W. B. Richards, R. C. Johnson,  F. Coryell and   J. Meyers.     Of  these,  eleven  dated back to the eighties, and Charlie Dietz,  who died last  year,  back to' 1857.     At  subsequent  meetings many other old-timers were  brought in, among whom may be mentioned,  R. L. Cawston,  R. A. Brown,  Win. Powers, J. McNichol,  C. J. Lun-  dy,  Jas. Lynch, Win. Edwards,  J. C.  Haas, Steve Mangott,  D. A. McBride,  TV. H.  Covert,  R. R.  Gilpin, Bnbar  Bros., C. A. R. Laihbly,  H. S. Pitten-  clrigh, H. Nicholson, S. R. Almond, D.  A.   Carmichael,   Ed.   James.    A.   H.  Wade,  F. Richter,   W. G.  McMynn,  R.  G.  Sidley,  L.  A.  Manley, L. W.  Shatford,    Jas.   Sutherland,   Duncan  Mcintosh, Tom McDonnell, S. Banner-  man, C. doB. Green, Geo. Rumberger,  W.  H.  Norris,    C. B.  Bash,   J.  W.  Blough,  Wm. Younkin,  Harry Rose,  G. A. Rendell, E. Spraggett and others.  J.C.Dale,  of Carmi,  as president,  occupied the chair at Thursday's meeting,  and in  the. absence of the secretary, J. R. Jackson, J. H. East acted  as secretary.  A feature of this meeting was the  gathering into the association of old-  timers in the Similkameen, among  whom may be mentioned, F. Richter-,  Manuel Barcello, Frank Surprise, J.H.  Bromley, W. J. Manery and D. Mc-  Curdy, although the latter was unable  to  by present.  l^nw names proposed for membership in the Siniilkamee.n were, R.  Stevenson, Hughie Campbell, Angus  Lamont, J. G. Thynrre, I. L. Deardorff  and E. D. Boeing, none of whom could  be present at the meeting.  The president explained that a movement had been made a year ago to  preserve historical records relating to  the settlement of the district, but the  committee appointed for that purpose  asked longer time to submit their  report.  election* of officers.  The officers provided for the association by the constitution are:  1 Honorary President (Hyas Kloshe  Tyee).  1 President (Tyee).  ���������I- or more Vice-Presidents (Sitcum  Tyees).  1 Treasurer (Chicanihr Tyee).  I Secretary (Tzum Tyee).  1 Hon. Physician ( Hyas Docklin ).  Executive Com. (Mamook Tyees ).  Those elected for the ensuing year  were:  President ��������� F. Richter.  Vice-Presidents���������R. A. Brown, A. S.  Black, S. T. Larsen, Henry Nicholson  and R. G. Sidley.  Secretary ��������� A. Megraw.  Treasurer ��������� J. R. Jackson.  Fairview was chosen as the next  place of meeting.  The following resolution of condolence to the widow of ("has. L. Thomet  was drafted by committee and passed :  Two Suspects That Police  Have Been  After for Over Three Weeks Gath-   '  ered In at Nicola��������� Strong  Evidence  Against  Them.  On Monday and Tuesday word was  hourly expected of the capture of two  men believed to be the murderers of  Charlie Thomet at Midway. On Tuesday afternoon the news came that the  capture had been made that morning  Merritt where they were working in a  coal mine.  The men passed through Hedley on  the Monday before Labor Day but no  one here who saw them suspected that  .they were the guilty parties.  The men suspected, Green and Rice,  had been making a bluff at placer  mining on Boundary Creek, apparently as a blind. They were missing two  days at each time hold-ups occurred in  the vicinity, and disappeared altogether when Thomet was killed. An examination of their quarters, after they  were gone disclosed some suspicious  features that are best let lie. at the  present juncture. This much was  learned by the Gazette three weeks  ago but held back from publication  for reasons which need not bo stated  but now that they are in custody it  does not matter.  Various traces of them indicated  that they were heading this way, so  on Thursday last constable Ashton of  Midway came in accompanied, by. A.  Gillies . who knew them sufficiently  well to.identify them. In Hedley they;  learned that the men they were after  had been in Critchley's shoe shop and  had displayed some nuggets which it  appears, they stole.from Chinamen's  sluice-boxes.  ' The bandits who killed Thomet were  known to be well armed, one having a  Luger pisstol and the other a Mauser.  A hardware store in Greenwood had  been robbed and among the articles w  taksn were a Luger and a. Mauser. In  two of the holdups considerable shooting was done, both Luger and Mauser  bullets being found.  One of them had formerly roomed  with Gillies and it is understood that  when Ashton arid Gillies got to Men-it  where Green and Rice were working  in a coal mine the identification was  followed by arrest of the men.  EXECUTIVE MEETING  Of the Frijit and  Produce  Exchange of  B. C,   Limited.  Coiicliuloil on Piijfu Four.  (Itcvclstoke Mail-Herald.) .������������������  A meeting of the executive board of  this organization was held in the City-  Hall, Revelstoke,  on  Saturday,  Aug.  29th, at 11 a. m.  The members present were: Jas.  Johnstone, president, Nelson; P. H.  Wilson, vice-president, Chilliwack; C.  E. Handcock, Euderby: H. E. R.  Smythe, L. M. Hagar, secretary-manager, and W. B. Robertson, treasurer,.  Revelstoke; H. Puckle, Victoria; W.  1. Garraway, Peachland: and R. C.  Brock, secretary Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association, Nelson.  The work for the season was reviewed and a general   vote  of satisfaction  passed.    It was very generally conceded  that  but for the Central distributing  point the  strawberry and  small  fruit districts would have  been  in  a  demoralized state.    The  Central Exchange   was   able   to   cope   with the  prevailing conditions.   Berries from all  points were on the market at one time  but were evenly distributed.     Prices  were found  to   be lower than in past  seasons but the prevailing conditions,  monetary    stringency    and    perhaps  what might be termed over-production  in as much as all sections  were shipping at the same time when heretofore  a rotation of shipping   has  prevailed,  was   taken   as   satisfactory   evidence-  that the organization  had well proved  its worth  demon>tratiug very conclusively the necessity of such an association  of fruit growers  to combat the.  competition  of other   markets.    The  lack of proper facilities in the different  di*  scusseii, proper ���������irrom-  seetions were  niodation for handling anil shipping  fruit and produce in certain districts  will have to be improved upon. 1HE   HEDLEY   GAZETTE,   SEPTEMBER 2i,  1908. , ���������'  <tei  &*  ���������������  ���������������������������w^'V  oiyd     '  Similkameen Advertiser.  Issuer! on Thursdays, by the Hkim.kv G-azktti'  l'KlN-)-l,-.'(; AND l'i.:UI.lSHISU COMl'ANV.  1.imitk:>.  ;it Hedley. li. (.'.  Subscrir'tionr. in Advance  V'lt Vi.-av.....  Six Months..  . .$2.(IG  ..  1.0(1  .Advertising Rate?  Measurement, lis lines to the inch.  Land Mut'c-js-���������Cei't-lllentu.s oiiuiimiveiiiunt.. ete.  S".(:!.i 1\>r i'0-day aotieus. and ������5.(10 for ,'jO-cliiy  lli'itieos.  Transient Aiivcrtisenients���������not exceediiifr one  inch. $1.00 for one insertion, 2i> cents fot,  en eh subsequent.insertion.   Over one inch.  10 eoiit-i'ue'r line for llrst insertion linfl o  coiit>i per line for eiieli subsequentinsertion.  Transient;-payable in advance.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per uiotitli  S1.i'.i; over 1 ineli and up to ' inches, 81-00  per inch per mouth. To constant advertisers  taking- larger spneo than four inches, on  appliciition, rates will bo yiven of reduced  cluti'tj'-.t:-; based on size of space and length  of time.  'Advertisement will bo clumped once every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra.  charge. I'or changes oftoner than once a month  the   price of composition, will be charged at  regular rates.  Chung-os for contract advertisements should  be in the otlico by aooit on Tuesday to secure  attention *or that week's issue.  tion.    This provision is needed  in   Hedley   right,   iiow   and; it  should be up to the health offir  i cor to see that the need  is  supplier!.   A little expense incurred  ; in tli is way -now  will  save  far  ' greater expense later on, to say  'nothing ol: the  risk  of human  j lives involved through  neglect  ob' a little precaution.,  ET   TUCURTE!  A. 'MEQRAVV, iVinnajrinK (editor.  mm$ New  W/jP .'.Fiw  Moon  1908-  SEPT.  li-st qunr.  3.  1908  .;!  Sun. Ron. Tues. Wed. Tin.'. fri. Sat.]  G  is  20  27'  u  21  28  1  S  15  22  29  ,2  9  -10  23  30  10  17  24-  4  11  IS  ������������������>.*-  o  12-  19  26  -~~"'~'"~-'"'~������-mTiTirmw\rm  :    SANITATION   NEEDED  It would  seem  tli^it a little  sanitary  inspection   about the  .<: railway construction '.camps in  the vicinity of Hedley   would  not  come  amiss.    In  fact   the  health authorities are remiss in  their  duty  when they   fail  to  give due  attention   to  matters  of this kind.    Hedley,  owing to  favorable situation rather than  to any  care in' the  matter of  sanitation has  always  enjoyed  a clean  bill of health  in  contrast v.'iph other places that are  every   summer   fever-stricken,  but this  is  no  guarantee  that  this  state   of -comparative  immunity will continue  if we run  in  the face  of  what prudence  would dictate.   There is medical  testimony to the fact that much  of tlie trouble now being experienced at  Keremeos  station is  not altogether chargeable to the  . water but to other causes, and  one of these was that of insufficient attention  being  paid  to  closet pits, some of the  camps  being    wholly    unsupplied.    It  should be seen to by the health  authorities that no construction  cam]) be permitted to run without a closet of some kind  even  if there are no more than 3 or 4  men employed.    As a rule these  railway construction employees  wander about the country and  are likely to  contract  typhoid.  They may come to a perfectly  healthy camp where they develop tho disease, and a few men  in tliis condition about a camp  where no provision for sanitation has been  made,  will  soon  pollute the vicinity.  Another 1 nattier is the condition of closets in town. If the  Public Health Act does not provide a. scavenger it should do  so. Property owners in new  places are often up against a  difficult problem when they arc  perfectly willing to pay for the  services of a scavenger to keep  outhouses in order but cannot  get anyone to do the work. In  such cases it should be up to  the public health department  to provide the man and affix  the charge which he is to be  paid and then there will be no  excuse left to any property  holder for not keeping his premises in reasonably fair  condi-  Af ter all his grandstand play  of  magnanimity  in  preferring  to have the Kootenay election  on the same day as that of other  elections,    Smith    Curtis    has  shown  the  white feather   and  claims his handicap in the race  with  .Groodeve;    for    the  .announcement is made from  Ottawa that Yale-Cariboo,  Kooit-  enay and  Comox-Atlin  in  this  province are to be deferred elections.   Sweet to his heart as the  plaudits  from  the  grandstand  must have  been   during  these  four months of   back-clapping'  aud head-patting,  the desire to  be elected by any means  however questionable, was sweeter  still, and the  brave determination expressed at the nominating  Convention  in Nelson    declaring   for an  even  race   has  gone by the board���������swept, away  by the overwhelming  force  of  tlie blue funk within.    He may  try to Aviggle out of it and disclaim responsibility or concurrence all he likes,  but the  evidence  will  convict   him every  time.   That fumy arraignment  of thje McBride government for  delay in  printing  the  lists, in  which Mr. Curtis fore-shadowed  the postponement,  is  too thin.  In fact it is a give-away for it  betrays his guilty knowledge of  the fraud  and his   complicity  therein.    Delay in  getting  the  lists eh !   Now how much sooner did he get Similkameen lists  before the election of Feb. 2nd  1907 '���������*   Not  sooner at all   but  later by about two weeks, anel  then he had them before his opponent L. W. Shatford had.  The Nelson News in discussing it gives Smith Curtis his  choice of either horn of a  dilemma: If he did want the  Kootenay election on the same  day as the others, then his  wishes go for'nothing at Ottawa; and if he didnt, then he  stands convicted of false pretence in saying that he did.  Society papers tell of a new  disease of the neck contracted  by ladies in trying to balance  the '-merry widow" hat. That  is nothing to the risk which  Smith Curtis takes in trving to  run a political campaign and  watch the grandstand at the  same time, but Smith Curtis  would risk neck and all for a  little response to his grandstand  wa-wa.  manner in which Sir Charles  comes back at him in that Winnipeg manifesto will make Sir  Wilfrid sorry that ."he spoke.  Step by step Sir Charles reviews  the political situation; and the  cutting part of it is the absolute  truth of every statement of  fact and every conclusion drawn  from those facts. No Canadian  who- wants to thoroughly understand Canadian affairs and  conditions and the events which  led up to these, can afford to  miss reading ..Sir  Charles reply.  PAY-ROLL TOWN  Has  Been for Ten Years  and Will  Continue To Be the Industrial  Centre of Similkameen.  SOME   PLAIN   REASONS  WHY  In Quebec, at last 'election  there were in round numbers  110,000 Conservative votes polled and 130,000 Liberal votes.  By a fair and just distribution  this should have have given the  government 36 seats in Quebec  to 29 for the opposition; but  instead of this they.' held 54  seats^to 11 of the opposition.  John Keen, of Kaslo, has become so much "one of the family" that he comes in now for a  helping of the good things���������  returning officer and all that  sort of thing. However, as long  as so capable a man as John  Keen is appointed the work will  be thoroughly done.  Nature Destined Hedley For Centre of Industry, by  Preparing Ideal Conditions for Deposition of  Mineral Wealth���������and by Depositing Same---  Splendid Record of Production Is Only Earnest  of Better Things To Follow.  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings'showing- temperature, etc.," lor the week  ending Sept. 19 :  AT THE MINE.    ���������,  Maximum  70  56  ...... ftl  ..       " 58  ..      'GO  54  ...     '    50    '  Average maximum temperature 5S.42  Average minimum do 37.14  Mean temperature 47.57  Rainfall for the ..week    .0     inches.  Snowfall       "       " . "  CORKKSrONDI.VG WEEK OH" LAST YEAli  Highest maximum temperature ���������  Average maximum do ���������.  Lowest minimum do ���������  Average minimum do ���������.  Sept 13  14  15  1G  17  IS  19  Minimum  42  ....-,:. 42  38-  34  30  33  35  Mean  do  AT THE MILL.  "  t  Maximum  Minimum  Sept 13  78        ..  54  ]4  ..          74      -..  50  15  58  48  its  69  38  17  ..         74  42  18  73  41  19  ..         CS  48  Average maximum temperature 70.57  Average minimum do 45.85  Mean do -5S.21  Rainfall for the week     .01 inches  COUKESl'O.VDlNG WEEK OK LAST YEAR  Highest maximum temperature 81.  Average do do 64.42  Lowest minimum do 39.  Average do do 42.57  Mean do 53.49  When cattle, ranching, which .employed but a few hands, was the only  paying industry in the Similkameen,  and the worked-out placer diggings  had been abandoned, it was a very  sparse population which this district  could maintain, because of the luck of  transportation and the isolated position of the valley. It is true it had a  perfect climate and fertile lands upon  which grow the native grasses that  fattened the herds which were driven  out over the mountain passes to market; hut agriculture on a. paying basis  under such conditions was wholly out  of the question, and for. decade after  decade little was grown, whether in  grain, vegetables or fruits, beyond what  was required to supply the local wants  of those engaged, in cattle ranching.  Mineral Wealth Proved Salvation.  Now we have a railway grade ������t our  door, and the mineral wealth in the  hills surrounding Hedley was the one  thing which above all others demonstrated to railway capital.that there  was here something for which to build,  for had it not been for the work done  on the Nickel Plate and the inducements held out to railway companies,  they would never have thought of  building in here. Indeed the president  of the Great-Northern has said so.  What Was There To Show ?  As early as 1877 the late Dr. Dawson,  in his general report on the geology of  the Similkameen, referred in most favorable terms to the geological conditions prevailing here, long before any  prospector had set-a stake. Subsequent  events demonstrate the correctness of  his views, and closer geological study  than Dr. Dawson was able to give in  his hurried trip through new territory  has since shown that in ages gone by  nature prepared here the ideal conditions for deposition of mineral wealth,  and also.did some fine topographical  engineering to 'afford means for winning  the ores* <-  Conditions spolieri of by Dr. Dawson  is no reasonable ground for doubt) the  possibilities for Hedley are. enormous;  for with so wide extent of pay ground  with v.ist ore bodies,. the values of  which range from lowgrade to medium and (in some few spots where special agencies for concentration of  values have been ,at work) to high  grade, there is only one outcome to he  expected and that is the existence here  at an early date of a busy, prosperous  mining town of several thousand inhabitants.  What Hedley Has To Offer.  Not always has nature been so kind  as to locate her treasure vaults where  the conditions for living are so pleasant.    Often  rich  mining regions have  brought   together    large   population  where the climate is unbearable and  natural conditions for sanitation such  that the town has scarcely started until the inevitable harvest of a, perilous  death rate  is  being reaped.     But in  Hedley it is a  well-known fact that  even in the absence of the commonest'  precautions  in  the way of sanitation  there is no town in the district has so  clean  a health  bill;   for while every  other place shows the existence .move  or less of typhoid^ Hedley has been  absolutely free from this scourge.   The  reason for this  is obvious.   The town  is built on an immense gravel bed be- .  lieved  by geologists  to  be  of   many  hundred feet in thickness with a large,  swift-flowing river at her door and a  steady easy  slope of the townsite towards the river of about 5%, making  the future question of sewage disposal  the simplest possible,-by'means of sew- "  er aud septic tanks.    In the water supply there are no death-breeding Avells  but a system of waterworks providing  pure running water   from mountain/  streams.  While these conditions mean so  much for the health of the town they  also may mean much for, its industrial  advancement. The task of winning  values from the immense, ore deposits  in  the  viciuity "precludes  the idea of  were readily- recognized ten years ago ! , ���������       ,. ,, .   ,  ,      ,,  -^    ���������' ,       , .    \ depending upon the present tramway  by M. K. Rodgers when he arrived on  the ground and   bonded   the   Nickel  EDITORIAL  COMMENTS  flic date of the election in  Yale-Cariboo will be appointed  by the returning officer, K. C.  McDonald, of Vernon. What  limit has been placed on his  discretionary power is of course  known only to that gentleman.  It is pretty safe to conclude that  even if it were shown him in  plain figures that the ballot  boxes could not only be possibly  but conveniently distributed to  the various polling places between October 19th and ,20th,  he dare not appoint October 20  as polling day.  The Fall Term will begin on  Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1908  College Matriculation, junior  and senior; Commercial Course;  Stenography and Typewriting;  Vocal and Instrumental Music.  Vov fui'thcr particulars  address tlie   Principal,  Everett* W. Sawyer  SUMMER.LAND, B. C.  When Sir Wilfrid in his Sorel  speech indulged in gibes at Sir  Charles Tupper he forgot that  the old dog had never had his  fighting teeth  pulled,  and the  CEYLON TEA.  Pure and  Invigorating.  Plate group. This marked the. beginning of a new era for the Similkameen,  and with the work of developmentand  the. subsequent extraction of values,  Hedley became the main centre, of population for the district���������the pay office,  the entrepot, the town of the full  dinner-pail.  Extent and Value of  Hedley's Mineral  Field.  While preliminary reports published  in government blue books by Mr.  Charles Camsell, who was in charge, of  the party from the geological survey  which spent two years studying the  geology and ore deposits of the camp,  has made some reference to the extent  of mineralization, it is well known  that Mr. Camsell has modified his first  impressions on that subject and concurs in the view of a much wider area  of pay values than that which his  work at iirst covered.  The area, can be roundly stated to  extend at least eight miles north of  Hedley, 7 miles south, 7 or 8 miles east  and 5 miles west.  Mr. Camsell .refers to the camp as  the greatest producer of gold alone of  any camp in British Columbia.  Mr. M. K. Rodgers has spent many  years and travelled many thousand  miles up and down \Wi continent looking for mines, examining and sampling  everything offered him, and has frankly volunteered the statement that "nowhere between Alaska and, Mexico  does he know of any fifteen miles of  undeveloped territory that will sample  equal to the fifteen miles of which the  Nickel Plate is the centre." This is  indeed a very strong testimonial from  Mr. Rodgers and carries a wealth of  meaning to those who have money to  invest, whether in mineral lands, real  estate or business ventures. Assuming  this to be true (and of its truth there  system of ore haulage, and the near  future will in all probability see the  inauguration of a. comprehensive plan  for tunnelling the mountain, and thus  permit of handling large quantities of  ore at minimum cost. To this end the  Similkameen river will be harnessed so  as to provide ample power for operating the various properties in the camp,  and when this is accomplished, Hedley  will have come to her own.  What Has Already Been Accomplished.  When Mr. Rodgers took hold of the  Nickel Plate, less than ten years ago,  not $50 worth of work had been done  on it. There were no roads for the  transportation of supplies to the mine,  and these had to be built. The colossal  task of overcoming these difficulties  had to be tackled by the one concern  which had undertaken to make this a  producing cam'*, but the sequel has  shown that the. mineral wealth exist-  ant here, justified it all. When people  who arc disposed to be exacting ask  why the opening up of the camp has  not been more general, and why other  properties are not developed to the  same extent as the Nickel Plate, they  should also in fairness admit that it is  a wonder that so much has been done  in the face of such disadvantage as the  remoteness from railways.  Two Millions in Bullion Taken Out.  While no definite figures have been  given out as to the total bullion production* from this camp, sufficient  data, directly and indirectly, is obtainable to war-rant the statement that by  the end of 1908 cwo million dollars in  gold will be the output, and there is  greater probability of the real amount  exceeding that sum than in falling  short of it. What the district has been  living on may be learned from the fact  that the outlay in wages and other  things necessary to produce, this a-  inount of bullion has provided sustenance not only to the people of Hedley  but the whole, valley.  This being the record of one mine, a  faint idea is obtained of what, the town  is to be when there are half a dozen  or   more. ' THE   HEDLEY : GAZETTE,   SEPTEMBER. 24,  1908.     '���������  -to'rai������'*fc^%-&^fe^^fc^a4ra������4a-ii-ri������  |  s  X  X  I  K  x  THE  X  i  Great Nortiiern  Hotel  Priiicetoli  Is noted over the cntiro r district for excellence of both tabic  :   :   :   :      and bar.      :   :   :   :  All the -wants of the travelling  public   carefully   attended   to.  i  :������  1  I  I  x  X  %  X  Town, and Distrkft.  "^���������t*'^>,l>,l^'^^^'^'^'^^8|������?'*^'J>t>WtK*W������?i?  Grand Union  Hotel ______^  HEDLEY, B.C.  HERRING & WINKLER, Proprietors  A. F. & A. M.  RTCGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No. 13, A. F. & A. M.,  are hold on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attend.  H. D. BARNES,  Secretary  s  J. D.  BRASS,  W. M.  PflLflGE  Uveru, feed & Sale StaDles  HEDLEY, B. C.  *H" A good stock of Horses and Rigs on  Hand,   ir Orders for  promptly attended to,  Teaming  WOOD   FOR   SALE!  ���������Phone 14.  -   INNIS  BROS.  Proprietors.  THE  NEW  ZEALAND  HOTEL  *     *     *     *     *  ���������  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor'  Everything New and First-Class  Bar supplied with the. Choicest  Liquors and Cigars, and Special  Attention   paid   to   the   Table.  THE "MODEL"  LIVERY STABLE   ��������� Princeton, B. C. ������������������-. ���������  T." D. Pickard left for 'the coast on  Friday hist. ��������� ,  Mrs. F. P. Cook, of Granite Creek,  paid a visit last week to her brother-,  E. Woodward.  , Mrs. T. H. Rotherhaiu went," out on  ���������Monday morning's stage for a 6 weeks'  visit to her home in Nelson.  , Miss Davies,- the new teacher, arrived on Thursday last from Victoria  and school re-opened on Monday.  Fred Revely left on Friday last for  Vancouver where he was subpoenaed  as witness in a lawsuit.-  . J. L. Caldwell was removed this  week to the hospital in Vernon. His  brother was present to look after him  by the way. '  . I. L. Deardorif, district road, supervisor, met F. C. Gamble, the chief  engineer of, the public works department,'at Keremeos on Friday last.'   , <���������  Roht. Stevenson was able to get up  last week^and is making fine progress  to complete'recovery, under the attendance of Dr. Whillans and nurse  Boucher.  W. A. Maclean has been getting his  plant on the ground for operations on  his three-mile railway contract. It is  understood that he has already sub-let  a considerable portion of it at a profitable late.  J. "A. Allen, of the Geological Survey  returned last week from Otter Flat,  and started east going out over the  Crow. He will report in a few, days  at the , Massachusetts Institute of  ^Technology in Boston.  John Love has purchased a drug  business in Phoenix which he will  take over about the beginning of October. He has not yTeb disposed of his  Hedley business but intends to do so  at the earliest opportunity.  J. H. Kennedy, chief engineer of the  V. V. & E., has been in rather indifferent health for the past month or more.  Last week he was laid up for a day or  two, but is going about again, his  duties preventing him from getting  much rest at a time.  Mr. Baker, of Portland, Ore., was in  town last week pn his way to Copper  Mountain where he and some associates have a group of claims in close  proximity to the Sunset. Mr. Baker  called to see Robt. Stevenson, whom  he met on some former trips to the  district.  Harry Swan started in last week on  his Oroville bridge contract, and Mr.  Gamble, on his visit to the Similkameen on Friday last, also gave him the  re-building of the Ingram bridge over  the Kettle river between Rock Creek  and Midway. This is to be a Howe  truss,   owing   to   the  fact   that   the  ,"F- A. Ross, general manager of the  Daly Reduction Co. left for- the coast  on Wednesday of last week on a business trip.      '       ' ...  TIT-BITS FROM PENTICTON.  THE BANK OF  1903  ���������  The first accident on our .rifle range  happened 'on Saturday, the victim  being- Mr. " Geo. E..Kent who was  marking at the butts. The bullet that  did the damage hit a loose piece of  timber and inclining downward took a  piece out of George's face, making  rather a nasty flesh -wound. After  getting over the shock Mr. Kent stood j  the bandaging process manfully after  which he was rushed off to the doctor  to get a. few stitches put in. I understand that.he is going to have a. watch  charm made of, the bullet which did  the trick.  I hear that the Turf-Club (the formation of which I noticed last week) intend giving a concert shortly in order  to raise ,the wind, there being no  funds in the ^treasury. I understand  that the opening piece on the programme is a duett by Messrs Wade  and Huycke entitled "A Racing "we  will go" and later on in the evening  ���������they will render that well-known ditty  "We've got the track and we'll have  the horses.too." If the remainder of  the programme is equally amusing the  conceit should prove a huge success,  1 am not alarmed but I think it high  time that a warning note-was sounded  to save our beautiful lake front for the  people. Looking over the columns of  last week's Press I find there are 'no  less than four different people making  application to have parts of the foreshore. T dont know whether the  Board of Trade are taking any action  in the matter. If not, something  should be done and that quickly, otherwise it is probable that Penticton  will lose one of its greatest assets and  we shall be in the same boat as the  people of Kelowna who have practically lost all their lake front owing to  the grabbing propensities of u few  private individuals. However, I hope  the people here will awake to the  ���������menace, and unless they want to see  the whole beach fenced off with only  the street ends left, it is nearly time  a petition was sent in to the government praying that they will not grant  the leases.  A Strong Old Bank,  with Modern Methods.  Bankers' Association Money Orders  provide an absolutely sate, and at the same time  convenient and inexpensive way of sending small  sums of money to any point in Canada or tlie  United States.  DRAFTS issued for larger amounts.  TELEGRAPH TRANSFERS for quick action.  CIRCULAR NOTES and LETTERS  -     . n OF CREDIT for Travellers.  Hedley Branch,. -   -   L. G. MacHafne, Manager  ^���������������������������^v  ><&+&&&0O&&4>++  WE AIM TO SATISFY  THAT IS WHY WE CARRY  SUCH A LARGE STOCK OF  FOOTW  COSTS  FAR LESS  THE FINEST TURNOUTS IN THE COUNTRY  EXTRA WELt FITTED FOB LONG DRIVES  Broomfield &. Garrison  PROPRIETORS  K  K  %  x  X  X  --������  K  x  K  K  x  x  H  x  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  K  X  X  X  %  %  %  X  ���������sWZn  ���������~tfi*K*>ify  .11.:  ���������SES^^^"--'-'-^,!!  pa  TZS  ������������������!  r|^^^m^|"w  &-��������������� {  ���������"t *x3*r������*������r*1  *������  ^  Mvi  Great Northern  Hotel  A now house containing more bed  room accommodation than any  other hotel in town. Table and  bar   first - class.    Kates  moderate.  X  X  X  i  i  X  x  5  ���������5  X  X  X  X  JOHN LIND,  Proprietor  ���������n������?S|^yp8?������?������S65'n������>?������l?������%>?������?������,?>?������!*S6?'������������?8S6!8?  When   writing    Advertisers,     Please  Mention the Gazette.  amount of log driving on the Kettle  river of late years has proved destructive to bridges with piers placed in  mid-stream.  F. C. Gamble, chief engineer of the  public works department, is doing his  tour of inspedtion this year in an automobile runabout. He left Penticton  on-Friday morning, ran over- to Keremeos, went up to the new bridge almost completed over the Similkameen  between Webster's ferry and Keremeos Station, then up to Ashnola  creek and back to Keremeos Station  about 12 o'clock, going back to Penticton the same afternoon.  John Love returned on Sunday from  the Boundary, where he was visiting  his brother at Phoenix. The rumor  that Pinkerton detectives were shadowing him on the way back in the,  hope of coining acsoss both Bill'Miner  and the Midway hold-up men, is unconfirmed. Bill Miner was always  credited with following public al fairs  very closely in all matters that had to  do with the movement of treasure,  and the issue, of the election writs  coupled with John's trip to the. Boundary would no doubt set the old scamp  thinking.  Mr. C. deB. Green, P. L. S., came to  Hedley last week to do some work in  this vicinity. Mr. Green is an ardent  naturalist and is devoting considerable  attention to the birds and insects of  this section. He has already reported  to the Society for Natural History,  four distinct species of'ijirds not found  elsewhere in Canada, and is now hot  foot after a middle-sized black woodpecker with white head. An unfortunate rule of this blood-thirsty society  of bird admirers is that they will pay  no attention to any report of a rare  species unless the ca/rcass is produced  to prove it, regardless of the fact that  this specimen which they require for  proof might he the last survivor of its  race. Now if it were a matter of  snakes, this tendency to doubt oral  testimony unaccompanied by the goods  would be excusable.  To Protect Existing Forests Than to  Plant New Ones. >    '  We have Boots and .Shoes to fit  all sizes and shapes'"of feet���������Men's,  Women's and Children's ��������� and at  all  prices.  getting  and  If you  have   had   difficult)'  suited   elsewhere,   be  us a trial.  in  sure  give  t  t  The Canadian public needs to wake  up to the necessity of saving the valuable forests at a comparatively small  expenditure, instead of losing millions  by the burning of their timber and having to go to comparatively large expense to plant up areas thus denuded.  The need for forest planting is often,  and rightly urged. But there is another aspect of forestry that claims a place  even in advance of this, viz., that of,  protecting the forest from fire.  Planting an acre of ground with  forest trees costs, according to figures  given by Mr. E. J. Zavitz, Forester to  the Ontario Department of Agriculture, $5.00 to $10.00 per acre. The  former was the figure when labor could  he had at a low cost, trees could be  provided at a low price, and. other  circumstances were favorable. Taking  even this figure it can easily be calculated that the cost of planting up one  square mile is $3,200.00, for planting  10 square miles the cost will be $32,000,  and to plant a single township 6 miles  square would require an expenditure  of  $115,200.00.  Instead of waiting for, and allowing,  forests to burn down (and the tremendous risk to the forest from fire is little  appreciated by any who have not  studied the subi'oet), it is far cheaper  and easier to guard existing forests  from lire. The ranging of the railway  belt in British Columbia, an area of a  little over 10 million acres, during the  last fiscal year, (April 1,1!)07, to March  81, 1008,) cost the Dominion Government $1-1,111.01��������� something less than  1 1-2 mills per acre, or about 00 cents  per square, mile. No serious fires were  reported during tlie year. Tho railway  belt is exceptionally well patrolled, but  even with the. cost several times what  it is, the expense is well worth while,  considering the value of the mature  timber and young growth thus saved.  S hat fords, Ltd  t  t  ��������� WHEN YOU HANKER FOR  Fresh Beef,     Pork or  K  x  x  X  X  X  X  *������  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  *  X  X  Cured Meats,     Fish or Poultry  CALL UP PHONE No. S  AND TELL YOUR WANTS TO  BL J. EPMOim  fcfeeter  X  X  X  X  :?  8  :!  1  i  X  %  i  nKnat^v^Hmf^tp^^^  County Court of Yale.  A SITTING of tho County Court of Yule will  bo held at tilts Court 1 louse, Fail-view, H.  C, on Tuesday, the 13th day of October, 1110S, at  11 o'clock in the forenoon.    By command.  31-9  R. BROWN*.  Registrar County Court.  F  Commercial Prim I no  TRY THE  Gazette JoD DeDt.  Tenders Wanted.  ���������"TENDERS nve invited for supplyiua: for tho  ���������*���������      Huly Reduction Company:���������  7 Tons Potatoes r.Tif) lbs. Carrots  1,*00 His. Onions -JOIXI   ������������������    Cabbnue  In"'!)   "   Turnips -J(K)   "   Red Cnhbngo  S00   "    Roots 1000   "    Pursnips  These muy be tendered for in wholo or in  part: but all must be clean, sound stock.  Delivery may be made on or before October  10th, at Penticton. Kereineos or Hedley.  F. A. ROSS.  General Manager Daly Reduction Co.. Ltd.,  Sli-2 Hedley, R. C.  NOTICE.  County Court of Yale.  S" ITTINGS of tho County Court of Yalo will  be held as follows, viz.: At Fraternity hall,  Hedley, on Wednesday, 7th October. 11KIS; and  ab tho Court House, Princeton, on Friday, ilth  October, li)0S, at Hie hour of 11 o'clock in the  forenoon of each day.   By command,  HUGH HUNTER,  35-4 Registrar Comity Court.  NOTICE.  -PAKE NOTICK that, thirty days after date,  * I intend to apply to K. S. ITusscy, superintendent of provincial police, to transfer tho  liecnco of the Osoyoos Hotel to Alexander A.  McDonald.  W. J. GUINEY'.  Soptombcr 18th, 1908.  SIMILICAMKFN LAND DISTRICT.  Distkict of Yat.k.  TAKE NOTICE that, J. P. Bukn'vkat. of  Vernon, occupation���������engineer, intends to  apply ior permission, to purchase tho following  described land :���������  Commencing at a post planted at tho N. W.  corner of Lot WIS; thence south 10 chains;  west W chains: north 10 chains, aud east -0  chains to initial post, containing SO acres.  June 20th, 190S.  John Purvis Buiinvkat.  28-10  Shropshire Sheep For Sale  RAMS (registered and clcgiblc for registration).   Also a few pure bred young ewes.  For further particulars apply to,  37-5  35-3  JNO. M. THOMAS, O. K. Falls. THE   HEDLEY  GAZETTE,   SEPTEMBER  2L  19(18.  OLD-TIMERS MEET.  Continued from First Pace.  ���������' Moved by J. H. East, seconded by  'Geo. Cawston, and resolved: That the  Kettle. River -mil South Okanagan  Pioneers' Association take this opportunity of expressing their deep regret  at the foul tragedy which cost the life  of one of its most esteemed .members.  Mr. Thomet was a man in whom the  Association reposed every confidence,  and had frequent cause to admire his  devotion to law aiid order, as well as  his fearlessness in maintaining the.  same.- In expressing our regret, we  also express the hope that the parties  who caused his untimely death nmy  be speedily brought to justice."  The president gave notice of motion  to amend constitution so as to admit  ladies as members...  TI1K BANQUET.  A necessary accompaniment of the  gathering is the banquet, and in preparation for this the Indies of Kereineos out-did all former efforts in this  direction, for Mrs. F. Richter, with  " Mrs. Kellar, (old-timers), assisted by  Miss Phelps, transformed the dining  room of the Central into a bower of  loveliness. On the wall opposite the  president's chair were, in beautiful  letters of green, ���������'* Welcome "Pioneers  1S96-190S." The tables were a muss of  beautiful cut'flowers, aud the Central  hotel fairly excelled itself in the excellence of the menu.  The toast list opened, the "King"  antl the ���������'Dominion of Canada" were  responded to in song, the company  ' singing '* God Save the King" for the  first, and J. Campbell of Grand'Forks-  singing the "Red, White and Blue"  for 'the  second.  The toast to the Pioneers'was taken  care of by Messrs. Richter, Dale, East,  M-tnery.and Carmiehael; and Mr. Ivir-  by enlivened the proceedings with  choice songs.  ������������������Agricultural Interests" were discussed by Messrs. Richter, East,  Bromley and Manevy.  " Mercantile Interests" found chain-''  pious in Messrs. Loudon and Kirby.  "The Mining Industry" fell to the  lot of Messrs. East, Megraw, Campbell  and Carmiehael, and "The Press" was  taken care of by Messrs. J. A, Brown,  of the Trumpet, and A. Megraw. of  the  Gazette.  "The Ladies" were championed by  Messrs. C. A. McDonald, Geo. Cawston  and Geo. Loudon, and "Our Guests"  brought addresses from Messrs. Merrill, McLaren and McDonald.  The banquet broke up at a seasonable  hour by singing "Aukl Lang Syne."  NOTES.  The paucity of representation from  the Boundary was a frigid disappointment. Neither did the Upper Siinilkaineen turn out as it should. Nevertheless the gathering was a success.  ^Messrs. C. J. Merrill and R. McLaren,  sojourners, from Calgary, gave, a big  help-out with the banquet, and entered  into the spirit, of the affair; but why  didn't the former say sooner that he  could   sing?  The pioneers were pleased with the  readiness with which Keremeos ineli-  gibles, like Messrs. Brown and Kirby  and some others, joined in the occasion  and helped to make it a success. The  ready spontaniety which can take a  rough and ready invitation is what the  pioneer likes. Those who are sticklers  for the time, place anil manner of the  invitation may mean all right too, but  the pioneer will apparently have to  become more conversant with the use  of rose-scented deckle-edge before they  can   be   readied.  A Kettle River pioneers' gathering  would he lonesome without John ISast.  F. Richter's reminiscences of early  fanning and fruit-growing operations  were thoroughly  enjoyed.  NOTICE.  Certificate of Improvements.  Tho DYNAMITE Mineral Claim, situate in  tho Greenwood Mining Division of Yale  District. Where located: Near Camp  JMcKiiinoy.  ���������pAKE NOTICE that I, Henry Nicholson,  -1 Free Minor's C'ertilicato No. H1J12.'i, acting  as agent for R. G. Sidley, Free Miner's Certilicate No. B 11117, intend, (iO days from the date  hereof, to apply to tho Alining Recorder for a.  Certilicate of Improvements, for the purpose of  obtaining a Crown Grant of the above claim.  And Further take notice that .action, under  Section 'Al, must be commenced before tho issuance of such Certilicate of Improvements.  Dated this loth day of September, A.D. 11)08.  37-10 HENKY NICHOLSON.  Offers Wanted.  HAVING decided to close out, the Est a to of  the Hod ley Lumber Company as soon as  possible, 'the undersigned will lie pleased bo  consider bids for tho stock-, plant, tools &c.  Outstanding accounts not promptly settled will  be placed in tho hands of a collector.  -MC S. L. SMITH. Assignee.  <^J>  PROPERTY IN HEDIEY  Is  A  Good,  Safe   Investment  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. Tt is the mining and business  centre of the  ...PRICE OP LOTS...  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  Scott Ave.   (main st.)   $400 to $600  Other Streets   ..: $200 to $400.  .... 1 Cl\iVld.,,.  B  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 011 money invested at the present time.  1-3 Cash; balance in 3  and 6 months, with  interest at the rate  of 6 per cent.  Who  Invest  few Lets before the Railway Cornes^  For F*i4ll Particulars, Maps j-Eto.,  ��������� Pl.VPI-.~Y   TO-  L. W. SHATFORD,  Secretary and flanager,  HEDLEY, B.C.  Hotel Keremeos  GEO. KIRBY, nanager.  . 1  First Class in Every liespect.     Commercial and Mining  Headquarters of the Keremeos and Lower Similkameen Valleys.    Post House on. Penticton-  ;   Princeton  Stage  Line.  KEREflEOS,  B. C.  BY NEATLY PRINTED STATIONERY  ���������bearing imprint of the home office���������is  a. valuable aid to the local business man,  for it shows that he is public-spirited and  loyal to his town U Having this, he can  consistently appeal to the community, in  which be resides to give him their trade  Tlie Gazette Jod Department.  Is the best equippecl of any office in the  district, outside of Vernon and the  larger offices in the Boundary       ::        ::  ���������  ���������  "When in Keremeos  STOP AT  The Ce  .wiuwjj.mriwrmwuw.vrjn  Latest Type Faces,  HigH Grade Paper &  artistic flrranoement  Are the three essentials to good work  :  ���������  TWEDDLE ������������ RE1TH, Proprietors.  Good Accommodation and Strict Attention to the  Wants of the Public.    Livery Barn in Connection.  Letter Heads  Note Heads  Bill Heads  Memo Heads/  Statements  Business Cards  Bills of Pake  Commercial Forms  Pamphlets  Posters, 1>c., "tfc.  f\ Anything from a visiting card to a 3-  sheet plain and colored exhibition poster  11 No job too small or none too large for us  !  HEDLEY GAZETTE P. & F. 60., Ltd.  |  >ty4p4p<P*p<l&  kiilff  yHle mate pri^inc! fas\$aitf Einc 6in') v  in^.'nalwooes on Zinc er (Popper^  <Dur wvk i? ^tciclly ftwl'claast-'V'  ���������Jiiy prices are Wer fortfie aatne~  guaYtty of ������Brk tfitui etaeaiWe -fi & I*  Bon'l tdhg sur tDBrS for ii >*v* 3en& 113 n  trial arBer^&He jiW.e3 pave ';{v?^/'  ������@<^    1fatowA,J}.C.  .w  C22S2S52  >>;r;i:rtiWfl1������WiW'<!W.W-'Mw  THE   GAZETTE!  U2E  Btaraawwiyt^


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