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Array *Jti^'-&!������mgismzm3!3ni&2������  AND SIMILKAMEEN ADVERTISER.  Volume IX.  HEDLEY, B.C., THUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. 1913.  Number :15.  Dr. C. A. JACKSON  DENTIST  118 years-practice in Vancouver.]  S. 0. L. Co.'s Block'  PENTICTON,       -       -       B. C"  SUCCESSFUL  CELEBRATION  Labor Day Sports Pulled Off  ��������� With Ideal Weather  Conditions r  SOME CLOSELY CONTESTED EVENTS  R. W. DEANS  Notary Public ' Real Estate  Ranches,  Properties,  Mines, Timber,  Water Powers  Upper Trout Greek, Balcomo ..Pj'O. B.C.  N.'Tjiomi'sok i-iio.ve seymour oiU'i  MGR. WESTEKN CANADA  Cammell Laird & Co. Ltd.  Steel Manufacturers  Sheffield, Eng.  '.; Ofliccs and Warehouse, 8l7-(i3 Beatty Street  ���������*> Vancouver, B. C. ���������  An Orderly Crowd and Interesting Programme ��������� Drilling Contest full of  Surprises���������Long and Short End Ball  Games���������Tug-of-War a Draw.  Grand Union  Hot**! ���������  HEDLEY, B. C.  First Class Accommodation.   Bar Stocked with  ,   Best Brands of Liquor and Cigars.  A. WINKLER, Proprietor  Hedley    miners'    and    iTillmeh's  Union, No. 161, W. F. of M.  Regular .meetings of the Hedley Local, Xo.  Mil arc held on the first and third Wednesday  in the'month in Fraternity hall and the second  and faiirth Wednesday lit the N. P. Mine  O. M. Stevkns ��������� T, R. WllXEY  -   .President Fin-Secretary.  The Labor Day Celebration this  year was conducted by the Hedley  Miner's Union for the first time and  they have every reason to be satisfied  with the result. Everything en-en to  the weather was in good humor and  ready to lend a hand and when conditions are thus.and "the weatherman  on his good behavior, things are bound  to go. There have, been bigger crowds  on former occasions and it is possible  that some mistakes were made which  contributed' to make the attendance  less, but notwithstanding it all the  affair was a grand success and the  least satisfied to-day are the-disgruntled ones who thought they could spoil  it by staying away.  The attendance from down the line  was effected " consideiably by the  abridgment in train service for Keremeos generally turns out well. Nevertheless they came in by auto and by  horse vehicles in considerable numbers  from Keremeos and -from other points  down the river and from Princeton.  A. F. & A. M.  REGULAR monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge No.M-3, A. F. & A. M.,  are held on the second Friday in  each month in Fraternity hall, Hedley. Visiting  brethren are cordially invited to attond.  S. B. HAniLTON,  W. M  H. D. BARNES  Secretary  MODERN WOODMEN  OF AMERICA  Hedley Local Camp meets In  Fraternity Hull the first Thursday only in the month.  K.' J.' CokhicjAN  Counsel  H. G. FUEEMAiV  Clerk.  L. O. L.  Regular monthly meetings of  Hedley Lodge 17-1-t arc hold'on  the   third   Monday   in    every  'S^SS^i^^'m0Ii^i iu -Fraternity Hall.   Visit"  ing brethern are cordially invited to attend.  ,     .   H. J. JONES; XV. M.  .   G. II. TURNER. Sec't.  DR'.J.'.L.  MASTERS  DENTIST  Will be at Home office in Oroville, 1st  to 20th of each month.  Office   on North   Main   Street.  P. W. GREGORY  CIVIL KNGIXEKR ami HUITISM  COLUMUIA LAXI) SURVKYOR  Star Building Princeton  lA/alterClayton  Hamster, .Solicitor, Etc.  JtONKY TO  LOAN  PENTICTON,  B. C.  GREAT  NORTHERN  HOTEL  HEDLEY B.C.  Bar and Table the Best.   Rates Moderate  First Class Accommodation  JOHN JACKSON, Proprietor  E. E. Burr  General   Blacksmith  Hedley, B. C.  Horse-shoeing and all  Blacksmith Work  Promptly attended to.  Pipe-fitting done.  THE ROCK DRILLING  This feature of the celebration turn  ed out as it was intended to be���������one of  the main attractions. The large prizes  hung  out brought a good number of  entries, and among  them were.expert  drillers  from  the  outside,   one  team  hailing from  Rossland.     Five teams  in all were entered and the betting indicated   that   the   Rossland   drillers  were favorites for first place and Lyon  and Beam   for   second.      While -'the  former made good the expectations of  those who professed to be in .the know,  these  same-one's lost their guess most  lamentably in the matter .of choice for  second place.     The rock Was regarded  as being unusually hard, but nevertheless   all   the steel  stood  up  in   it and  therefore  the  contest was  as much a  test of skill,  strength and  endurance  as could.well be bad,    Be*i/m and Lyon  drilled first and put down a hole 80 9-10  inches   deep.      Satisfaction   was   expressed  by   their   supporters   at   the  depth of the hole, themselves included  among the satisfied.   Next McEaehern  Bros, of Olalla tried their hand andin  good style beat it with 31 21-32 inches.  This was   considerable   of a  surprise  and   showed  that so   far   as   second  money  was  concerned  the first team  was  practically out of  the  running.  The   third   team   was  Hamilton   and  Liddicoate   who    having    only    two  practices  together  before  they went  on the rock,   put down  30 11-10 inches  and also beat the leaders.    The fourth  to drill were  the Rossland team made  up   of Oscar Anderson  and  Andrew  Sebla  who gave  a fine exhibition  of  drilling and  put down 313-4 inches.  The  Nickel  Plate   team,   made  up of  Jack Trewehth and Olic Molverseth.  delighted  their supporters   from   the  hill by putting in 321-32inches and getting second  money as well as winning  a  pot for  their supporters  who had  backed   them   heavily  to  beat   Beam  and Lyon and stayed with their team  faithfully  until the last drill was dulled.     Altogether it  was the best drilling contest that has ever been held in  Hedley and was full of surprises from  start to  finish.     The wins  too  were  popular  even   to   the   outsiders   who  took  first for  they  were good clean,  civil chaps who  could deliver, and no  blowhards flaunting   their money in  wagers  nor   making  boasts   of   their  prowess.  HASEL1ALL  In this event there was interest,  variety and everything else. Four  teams entei-fid. These were Hedlev,  the Indians, the diamond drill team  otherwise called the Outlaws, and  Princeton.     In the drawing too, the  fates decided a very sensible arrangement to make it fair for everybody,  for it resulted in Hedley and Outlaws  clashing for the opening number.  Owing to the.lacrosse match between  Keremeos and Princeton being brought  off after the races in the afternoon of  the first day imd a number Of the Hedley ball team playing with Keremeos  in the lacrosse match, it was late before the ball game got started and ah  arrangement was made beforehand  that only five innings be played. In  it Hedley had the better of the* argument 'arid canie through on the long  end of a 10 to 2 score.  Next morning Princeton played the  Indians and   won on a score of 10 to 3.  In this game the  Indians did not play  the snappy   ball   they   put   up  when  playing Hedley a couple nf weeks ago.  The  reid   tug,   however,   carhe   last  when  Hedley and   Princeton   hooked  up.    When  it started   out  there   was  every appearance that it was  going to  be a tight interesting game, but later  on it developed into  a kind of procession.     One   thing   that   marred   it a  great  deal was  the  propensity of the  Princeton team to  dispute everything  in sight in tho shape of a desisiou that-  had the slightest appearance  of being  close and also those  that could scarcely by  any stretch of the  imagination  be  called  close  or   uncertain.     They  claimed  to have a grievance  because  Roy Corrigan  and   his. friend   Glass  who came  with him   over from "Hope  were  ringers.     Hedley  bad   been deprived   of   Prior   and   Knowles   who  were  always  considered  part of   the  Hedley regular team,   and the i-eason  they  were   not played   was   because  they had   thrown in their lot the day  before   with the diamond drill fellows  to  help  them   out  with   their   team.  As for Roy Corrigan, when three other  brothers were on the.Hedley team and  he  learned his   bidl-playing  here as a  kiddie and this can be called his home  as much as any place else the kick was  far-fetched.      No person   here   knew  that Glass was coming and he merely  came over the Hope trail with Roy for  company.     They were not engaged to  play  and  would have  to stand  their  show  with  tlie rest on  getting .then-  share  of the  prize if  the side  won it.  Princeton  on- the  other hand  had a  pitcher who owned  th.it he had pitched in   the Illinois --state league  and he  had  never seen   the  Princeton   team  until they took him on here in Hedley,  and   their catcher  was  Charlie Armstrong from  .Keremeos.     As "for decisions   they got  the   benefit,   of.   the  doubt every time, and it was well that  there were  two umpires on the game  who were there to do the square thing  and  did   it.    Moreover,   Hedley   need  not have allowed   either  the  Illinois  man   or  Charlie -Armstrong   to  have  played as their  names were not handed  in  when  the  order for play was  drawn.     Squabbling  in  a game  and  disputing  the  decision  of umpires is  unsportsmanlike  and it would be well  for some of these baseball kickers to  play cricket among  gentlemen  for a  while and learn what is thought there  of any player who  questions, a desisiou even   if he knows it  to have been  wrong and against him.     Hedley had  the best of the ball all the way through  and finished up IS to -I.     The score by  innings was:  Princeton���������2 0 0 0 110 0 0���������  I  Hedley    ���������1 0. A f> 1 2 A 1 x���������IS  LACllOSSli.*  It was unfortunate that better arrangements were not made to have  brought on the lacrosse game sooner.  There was no need to hold it back  while the hoise races wore being  finished up and tho game could have  started half an hour or three-quarters of an hour sooner as well as not.  The tennis entered were Princeton and  Keremeos, the latter team having  some- Hedley players, belonging to the  Keremeos team as there is no lacrosse  team in Hedley this year. The ground  was a trifle rough for good lacrosse,  but some very good play resulted.  The teams were evenly enough matched to make it interesting all the way  through. Only three quarters time  was played anel at the end of it the  score stood in Keremeos' favor 4 goals  to 2.  FOOTBALL  One of the most keenly contested  and exciting events was the foot-ball  match between Hedley and Nickel  Plate,  played   off Tuesday   morning  LOSING >'0 TIME  Mx-Arthur Urotliers ,.' Believe,   in  Early Start us a LNnrerfully  Aiixiliary to 'Early  Completion  an  LOCAL NEWS  The West Yale Review in its issue  of August 23, tells of the operations  of McArthur Brothers in and' around  Hope since they -were awarded the  contract of building the Coquihalla  section of the K. V. between Hope  Summit and Hope, over which the V.  V. & E. are to have running rights.  The Review says:  "P. E. Hitchcock of New,, York| who  will be,general manager for McArthur  Brothers on the construction of the  Coquihalla section of the Kettlei ��������� Valley  Railway, and C. C. Tinkler,- of San  Francisco arrived in Hope on Wednesday and spent some time arranging  for the beginning of work.  "The headquarters office, during the  construction of the .38 miles for which  McArthur Brothers have the contract,  will; be in Hope, and Mr. Hitchcock  estimates that the amount to. be disbursed in wages, alone will be at least  $1,500,000.  "The survey party under Messrs.  Clough and Boyle, are still in camp on  the old Murphy ranch by the Big  Kawkawa. Lake, past which,- presumably,  the, line will  run.  "Final preparations for the assembling of equipment and stores and the  signing, of station, contracts are now  being made and the actual start may  be looked for next ;week.  The celebration this year was ahenit  the most orderly that  has ever  been'  held in Hedley.   There was very little  drunkenness or   noise   and   the  constables   handled    the   situation   very  well.     They used good   judgment and  did   not  interfere  where  it   was  not ���������  necessary,   but   their  presence,  was a  reminder  to  any who   might bej disposed tii transgress.     Their best work  was shown, not  by a long list of cases  for adjudication   but   by   one  of   the  shortest.''   One  respectable d. and d.  from   the diamond, drill camp who'be-  came   temporarily   uproarious*  on the i  second evening and attempted to make  a monkey  of constable Pritehard   hy  knocking  his hat down over  his eyes  soon   realized,   that   he   had   run   up  against the wrong customer and that  there is  often muscular might as well  as majesty behind the law.    The price  of the lark was $10.00 and costs.     The  only  other case  was an   infraction of  I ,  the Indian Act which being a first  'offence was visited with $50 and costs.  The moving picture shows in Hedley  were resinned last week when a show  was put on in Fraternity Hall on  Thursday and Fiiday nights..'. The  main piece was a film in two parts representing a dramatized version of  Charles Reade's  novel ''Put   Votirsolf  before the Princeton and Indian baseball game. Nickel Plate has a lot of  husky players who understand the  game and for a while they had Hedley  going, with the score 3 to 1 in their  favor. Hedley players, however,  pulled themselves,together and allowed no more goals in the last half while  they managed to put in three 'more  goals themselves and won out 4 goals  to 3.  ���������HOUSE   BACKS  Free-for-all���������entries three���������1st Allison's Cotis, 2nd Batisses' Nellie, Huston's Narmatta other entry.  Saddle Horse Race���������five entries���������  1st Hans Richter's horse. 2nd Innis'  Billy.  Other races'did ne)t fill.'  FOOT  HACKS  Boys under 14���������1st George Clarke,  2nd Hugh MacKenzie.  Girls under 14���������1st V. Messenger.  2nd Lily Mc-Leod.  Boys tinder IS���������1st J. Lorenzetto,  2nd D. Dolleinore.  100 yd dash, union men only, lst XV.  XV. Simons, 2nd Bert Williams.  440 yards���������1st C..Shuttleworth, 2nd  Enoch Holmes.  Sack Race���������lst Henry Jones, 2nd  Jimmy McLeod. ���������  tug Of w.ut  This event was to have been contested between teams from the mine  and the mill, but was afterwards,  changed to two mine teams���������stope-  inen and shaft men. Each won a pull  and they agreed to call it a draw and  divide the money.  'Villi   DANt'li  Not least in importance was the  Labor Day dance which is always held  on the evening of the first clay. Tlie  turnout was eepial to that of former years and the arrangements had  been carefully made. The hall was  tastefully decorated with evergreens  and bunting and the floor put in good  order, while the costumes of the dancers put the finishing touches on an  attractive scene. The Music supplied  by an orchestra of piano, violin and  cornet played by G. Stevens, W. Daly  and S. Gibson, suited the dancers well.  An excellent supper was also served  the guests at the Hotel Similkameen  and the Grand Union.  NOTES  Tim Griffon's steel again gave a  good accent of itself, and Tim said he  didn't have it in shape for a match  either, but only for a practice and had  only put in half an hour on it instead  of four demrs which he would ordinarily give to fixing up a set of steel  for a match. The mantle of Chat-  eaguay Smith appears to have fallen  on Tim Griffin when it comes to getting up a set of steel for a drilling  Continued on Page Two  iu His' Place". While the scenes portrayed gave only the merest skeleton  of the story which is regarded by  liiany. as"one of Charles Reade's best  books,- it was nevertheless a very  welcome presentation and helped to  make an enjoyable entertainment. lc  was Mr. Fraser's intention, to have  given exhibitions on the two nights of  Labor Day, but as the hall was taken  by a travelling show for those two  nights it was decided to use the films  intended for Labor Day on Saturday  night instead. The 'main film was  "Animals of the Jungle" in three  parts, but many of the scenes were so  highly inipiobable that the effect was  to a great extent spoiled thereby.  Messrs. G. P. Jones and T. Walter  Beam returned on Saturday from  Victoria where they had been attending the sitting of the investigating  Board and Controller in reference: to  disputed claim for water rights on the  Siniilkaiueen rivei for power purposes  to bo used in 'Camp Hedley. The  Hedley Gold Mining Company had prepared plans to back up their contenion  that there-! was room enough on the river  for.plants of their own and others by  moving the proposed works of the  prior holders a little further up the  river on a less expensive site; to build,  and the Water Branch have also had  engineers on the ground within the  past fortnight to verify or correct the  figures submitted. The case, together  with reports of Controller and engineers, has now gone up to the Minister  of Lands in'whose-department the  Water Branch is administered, for de*-  cision, and this is expected to be handed out within a week.  H. B.   Mea.iisctte  was  in   town  last  week and bad   with   him   some specimens of  the Iceland spar  in which he  is interested   with  J. Knudson up the  Ashnola about ten miles from the railway.     The samples were  certainly interesting and  when   the   body   is  so  large as  described   by Mr.  Meatisette  the  possibilities are  great for making  something out of it.    The rhomhnhed-  ral  crystals  are   everywhere   in   evidence,    indicative   of    e-alcite   in   the  purer forms, and  while  it   is   merely  translucent and   therefore unfitted for  the finer uses of the transparent varieties such as that required in the manufacture   of potrographical microscopes  because  of its  property  of double  refraction the material they have up the  Ashnola is  doubtless sufficiently pure  to warrant  its use   in other  manufactures apart from its lime value.   If the  body could only be  transported to the  B, O.  Portland Cement Company   at  East Princeton it would put them for  all time to come on the easiest kind of  easy street  in   supplying them   with  the  calcareous  portion   of  their   raw  material  in   the most desirable  form  they could possibly obtain.  Archie McEaehern was there again  with the goods on the drilling  match.  A. good many are prepared 'to believe  that if Archie had any superior on the  rock that day among the ten men that  drilled, it was only one nf the men on.  the Rossland team, Oscar Anderson. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE, SEPT 4,  1913.       -J'!  She Ibcdley Gazette  and  Similkameen Advertiser.  ssiioel em Thursdays, by the IlKDI.HY G.xs'.ktti*-  1'KINTINC* AND I'UUI.ISIIING COMPANY,  IjImiticd.   ������t Ifoellov.  B. C.  Subscriptions in Advance  Per Your 92.00  "    ( IJniteel Status)  2.5U  Advertising Rates  Measurement. V. lines to tlio inch.  Land Notices���������Certitle.ttos of improvement, etc.  S7.IM) for (KJ-eliiy iiolii;es, anel $5.00 for 30-day  notiees.  Transient Advertisements���������not exceeding one  inch, $1.00 for one insertion. 2a cents for  each subsequent insertion. Over one inch,  10 cents per lino for lirst insertion unci 5  cents per line for ouch subsequent-insortion.  Transients payable in advance.  Changes for contract advertisements should  be iu the ollice by noon on Tuesday to secure  attention for that week's issue  Advertisements will be'chanced once; every  month if advertiser desires, without any extra  charge. For changes oftcner than once a mouth  the price of composition will be charged ul  i-c-fiimr rates.  Contract Advertisements���������One inch per month  S1.25; over 1 inch iintl up to 1 inches, SI.00  per inch per month. To constant advertisers  Inking larger space than four inches, on  application, rates will be given of redue:od  charges, based on size of space and length  of time.  A. MEGRAW. Manajrinj? Editor.  Full Moon  15  Lust quar.  as  New Moon  30  First, quar.  7.  1913  SEPT  1913  .  Sun. Mon. Tues. Wed. Thti. Fii. Sat.  m  21  28  1  S  15  22  29  fl  10  23  30  3  It)  17  21  ���������1  11  IS  ���������>:-���������  .*}  12  19  20  0  13  20  A subscriber at Keremeos after giving the editor a little taffy  for plain  speaking last week on the subject of  postal  reform writes us a long letter  suggesting changes for betterment that  look  reasonable  and  practicable  and  the letter  might be  reproduced  here  but for two reasons.   One is that it is  a bit lengthy and  can stand boiling  .down and the other is our pronounced  aversion to unsigned communications.  Nevertheless   there   are  some  of  his  suggestions that look sound and show  that our strictures of last week were  warranted.     He   says   Hint  Keremeos  Centre  and  Olalla are unfairly  used  under present arrangements and suggests that the mail to the upper town  should be held for five or ten minutes  to   permit  mail   matter  from   Hedley  and Princeton to be sent forward in  a separate bag to that office.   Ho also  points out that it is senseless to have  mail for Allen Grove carried through  to Princeton  and  brought back  from  there next day, and so it is senseless.  Regarding the suggestion to have the  mail carrier wait for a few minutes  before   leaving   for   the   upper   town  after   the   arrival   of  the  train  from  Princeton, it looks reasonable enough,  but is it the only remedy?   And again,  what is the remedy in connection with  Allen Grove?    Simply to have a sack  made up at Keremeos to be left, off at  Allen Grove by the stage as it passes  there.    So far as delay between Hedley and Keremeos Centre is concerned  there- was no delay until less than a  year ago, for a mail  sack for Keremeos Centre was made up every day  in  the   Hedley  Post  Office  and   went  out with all the other mail bugs,, but.  about ton months ago it was cut off,  and the excuse for doing so was that  the   letters   going   in   it   would   only  average  three letters a day.    By cutting it off not a single cent was saved  to the government.    Now that through  bag   should   be   restored   and   there  should have been a through separate  bag for Princeton mail as well, with  a direct bag for Allen Grove and every  other place that needs it in order to  get  the   most  direct  connection  possible with the least amount of delay.  We dont ask the department to incur  the cost of a mail clerk on the train  here, but we do ask that when efficient  service could be given us by the use  of more mail sacks we should have it.  DON'T  Don't  take it for granted that  you  can  shoot mountain  slu-ep in   the  Si-  milkiimei-n    riding   been use   someone  may have told   yo.i that you could, or  that-you   may have  seen   it on  sonic*  game   notice   surmounted by   the provincial i-.ciat of  arms and signed by A.  Bryan    Williams,    Provincial    Game  Warden;   because  A. Hryun Williams  apparently    does    not   always    mean  what  he says  publit:ly over his own  signature  or may   not understand the  meaning of all   that he himself writes.  This may seem an extraordinary warning for  us to give, to  our readers,   but  nevertheless it is wholly wairanti-d by  the   facts.      Last  week  C.   Schissler,  game   warden   for  this valley, was in  Hedley  and he  posted up  notices  recently Usuet!  from the  department of  the  King's  Printer  in   Victoria,  surmounted  by   the.   provincial   coat   of  arms  as   iii'm-i-said   and   bearing   the  heading���������"Synopsis of Open and Close  Seasons".     At the  head of one of the  columns  and  under  the   sub-heading  "Big  Game" is  to be  found  the item  ������������������.Mountain sheep���������Open from Sept. 1st  to Nov. 15th.     (Males only)" and some  distance, further down the same column  under the. beading "Orders in Council"  tlu- reader-* is told  that "a close season  has been declared by Order-iii-Coimcil  for  the  following'animals iu the districts    mimed:���������-Mountain    Sheep���������in  Yale. Similkaineen and Okanagan districts."     Then on   another  larger notice   printed   on   tag manilla,   there is  seen   under  the-   heading   "Close Seasons''   tlie  following:     "Sheep���������Yale,  Similkameen  and  Okanagan,  dale of  open season uncertain".    Now what is  the holder of a gun licence, for which  he   has paid  the government .$2.50, to  make   of all   this jumble  of contradictions;*'     And was that first intimation  in  which the  public are  told that the  season   for   mountain  sheep  is   open  from Sept. lst to  Nov. loth, meant as  a trap to ralte in some money'on fines  from those who may have, been unfor-.  tunate enough to believe what he sees  from   that official source   without further investigation?  SUCCESSFUL CELEBKATION  SUBSCRIBE FOR THE GAZETTE  Continued from Page One  match.  What is needed at a celebration of  this kind is a general manager, with  powers of a dictator and a level head.  All committees should be under him  and he should not be tied down to any  particular place but free to have two  events going on at the same lime if  needed. That is something Hedley  has never yet had and. sports drag in  consequence of the hick. One of the  first things such a man would do  would be to appoint a. man''over-the  horseraces who understands the rules  of the: turf and would show these  horsemen that he is running tlie races  and not them. It would do them good  to learn this for once.   ,  A feature which calls for some notice is the attitude of the Great Northern railway to these local celebrations  iu tlu? valley. Formerly there was no  particular difficulty in having the running hours of the trains changed  somewhat to lit in with the convenience of those who want to attend. On  various former occasions the return  train down the valley instead of going  out on the regular schedule was held  until the evening. A change of policy,  however, seems to have been adopted  with the advent of a new divisional  superintendent and a new general  manager, although which of the two  is responsible we are not prepared to  say. it would be well for the people  in the valley to try and find out. Over  in the Okanagan the people have never  had any difficulty of that kind with  the C. P. li. which was always ready  to meet local celebration coininiftoes  with a special arrangement both for  different timing of the trains and for  reduced rates: and knowing this tho  ueople hero cannot see any reason  why they should be differently used  by a railway which gets their freight  hauling business right along. Some  joint action should now be taken by  all sections in the valley to carry this  matter to St. Paul and have some explanation of the thing.  When   writing Advertisers    Please  Mention the Gazette.  QEALED TENDERS addressed to the under-  k--' signed, anel endorsed "Tender for .lotty  and Dredging at the North Arm of the Fraser  Kiver. H. C." will be received nl- this ollice  until I.Oll p. in., on Tuesday. September 30th.  1013, for the construction of Jetty unci Dred-  ingatthe North Ann of the Fraser Hi ver, B.C.  Plans, specification ti ml form of contract can  be seen and forms of tender obtained tit this  Department and at the ollices (if ('. C. Wors-  fold, Ks(|., District Engineer, Xew Westminster. 11. C: .1. .S. MiioLachlan, Esq., District  Engineer, Victoria, 15. C: W. /.. Karle, Ksq..  District Engineer; "Winnipeg. Man., ,1. L. .Mich-  aiiel, Ksq.. District Kngineer, Post Ollice Building. Montreal, Que.; .). (1. Sing, Ksq., District  Engineer's oftle*o, Confederation Life Building,  Toronto, Out,: and on application to the Postmaster at Vancouver, li. C. "  Persons tendering are notified that tenders  will not be considered unless made out on tho  printed forms supplied, and signed with their  actual signatures, stilting their occupations  and places of residence. In tho ruse of /Inns,  the actual signature , the nature of the occupations, anel place of residence of eacli member of  the firm must be given.  Kneh tender must be accompanied by mi accepted cheque on u chartered bank, payable to  the order of the Honourable the Minister of  Public Works, equal to live per cent, (op.c) of  the amount of the tender, 'which will be forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter  into a contract when called upon to do so, or  fiiil to complete the work contracted for. If  the tender be not accepted the cheque will be  returned.    ,  The Departuicntdocs not bind itself to accept  the lowest or any tender.  By order  R.C, DESROCIIERS.  .Secretary.  Department of Public Works,  Ottawa, July 8th. 1913  Newspapers will not. be paid for this advertisement if they insert it without authority  from the Department.  THE BAN  YOUR  C  By. HOLLAND.  [ANUFACTURERS are of  two kinds���������the Honest  and dishonest The one  makes the best goods, the  other makes the worst. Each  has his own particular  scheme of life.  The honest manufacturer  aims to make the best goods  he ran and to advertise them  so that all the world will  know of their merits. He  courts Investigation. He  wants customers to hold him  to a rigid accountability.  The dishonest manufacturer hopes to profit by deception. He produces an article  that will be offered as "just  as good" though he knows it  is inferior. He seeks to make  a larger profit than the honest manufacturer, and this  larger \>ivSt is necessary because he has to find new customers day after day.  MANUFACTURERS  WHO ADVERTISE  ARE*THE HONEST ONES.  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  PIONTICTON LOCIC-L'I'  QUALE!) TK.VIIKK.s-, superscribed '-Tender  >J trir l'euticuiu Lock-up." wiil he received  by the.Ilnunrnhie tlie Minister of I'lihlic Works  up to noon eif Monday, the 22iu\ day of .September. I!li:s. for the erection and completion of an  addition to the tuc-.k-up at Pontietem. iu the  Okanagan Klectoi-til District.  Plans, spceilicntieius, contract and forms of  tender may be seen on and after the 2(ith day  of August. l!li:i. at the ollice of Mr. L. Xorris.  Government Agent. Vernon; the Provincial  Constable, Penlictciu; and the Department of  Public Works, Victoria. II. C.  Intending tenderers can. fur the sum often  dollars (8101, obtain one copy of the plans and  specifications by applying to the undersigned,  '.(his sum will he refunded when the plans are  returned in good order.  ��������� Kneh proposal must be accompanied by an accepted hank cheque or cert ill cn.to of deposit on  a. chartered bank, made payable to the  Honourable the Minister of Public Works, folic sum equal to ten percent (10 p.e.) of tender,  which will be forfeited if the party tendering  decline to enter into contract, when called upon  to do so, or fail to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certillcates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned  to them upon the execution of the: contract. ,  Tenders will not be considered unless made  out. on the forms supplied, signed with the  actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed  in the envelopes furnished.  Tho lowest, or any tender not necessarily accepted.  .1. K. GRIFFITH,  Public Works Engineer  Department of Public Works,  Victoria, B.C., August 23rd, 101,1, 35-3  77 Years in Business.    Capital and Surplus Over $7,600,000.  THE CONVENIENCE OF A.-JOINT ACCOUNT  A Joint Account ��������� may be opened in ..the  names of two or more persons. Whichever one can  most convenintly reach the bank can then deposit  the joint funds or withdraw the cash needed. It  saves time and trouble.   .  Hedley  Branch,  C. P. Dalton, Manager  OPENING INVITATION  You are invited to call and inspect the  fine stock of fresh groceries now displayed . on our shelves at inviting prices���������in  the hew corner store of the Fraser block.  Everything Fresh and Everything Good  CREELMAN ������, LYALL  FRASER. BLOCK - HEDLEY,  B.C T  WATER NOTICE  Water Act and Amending Acts  BEFORE THE BOARDOK INVESTIGATION  TN THK MATTER of the Similkameen river  -1- and all its tributaries except those in the  Nicola Water District.  VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the hcar-  -1-' ing of clainis to the said streams will be  resumed at ltereincos on Monday the:18th day  of August, 1913, at nitie o'clock in the forenoon  and at the Court House at Princeton on the  20th day of Aucust at one o'clock in the afternoon. '  Claimants and objectors will be notified by  registered letter of the,place eit which their  respective claims or objections will bo heard.  The time for filing claim-; or objections is  hereby extended until the second day of August. 11)13, no claims or objections will he received after that date except on such conditions as  the Board may consider just.  Dated at Victoria, B.C., the 23i-d day of July,  1913,  For the Board of Investigation.  .I.F.ARMSTRONG,  30-3 Chairman.  ' H OTEL .SI-MI LKAMEEN;  tlEDLEY, B..C.  An Up-to-date   First-Class Hotel  RATES MODERATE  F. J. DOLLEMORE  Proprietor.  Synopsis, of Coal Mining Regulations  piOAL mining rights of the Dominion, in  v-' Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the North-west Territories and in a, portion of tho Province of British Columbia, may bu leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental of SI an  acre. Not more than 2,5()(l acres will be leased  to one applicant.  Application for n louse must.be made by the .  applicant in person.to the Agent, or Sub-Agent  of the district i������ which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must be described by sections, or legal sub-divisions of  sections, and in unsurvoyed tcrritorythe tract  applied for shall bo staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a  fee of 85 which wilt be refunded if the rights  applied for are not available,, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of five cents  per ton  .... . ,���������..  The person operating the mine shall furnish  the Agent with-sworn returns accounting for.  the full quantity of merchantable coal mined  and nay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rights are not.being operated, such returns  should be furnished at least once a year.   ^'':  The leeisc will include tho coal mining rights  only, but the lessee may be permitted to.pur-'  chose whatov'er available surface rights may  he considered necessary for the working of tho  mine at the rate of ������10.00 an acre.  '���������������������������' For full information application should be  made to the Secretary or the Department of  tho Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-  Agent of Dominion Lauds.  '���������-W.-W.CORY,      .-.'-'  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.B.-UiiautHoi*ii������cd publication of this advertisement will not bo paid for. Il-tim  WATER NOTICE  A. MEGRAW  NOTARY   PUBLIC  Conveyancer.  Real Estate,  Mines,  Crown    Grants   Applied   For  Under  Land  Act and  Mineral Act.  Agent for:  Mutual Life of Canada.  Hudson Hay Insurance Co.  Maryland Casualty Co  Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.-  Office   at   HEDLEY,   B.   C.  For a Licence to Store or Pen Back Water  "XrOTICE is hereby given that The South  x> IColowna Land Co. Ltd. of Kolowna, B.C'.,  will apply for a licence to store or pen back  1-105 acre feet of water from Hydraulic and  Sterling Creeks, streams flowing in'a'North  Westerly direction and emptying into Mission  (Jreok near N. W. .1 Sec (i, Tp. 27. The water  will be stored in a reservoir of S(i7l acre feet  capacity, built at head of Hydraulic Creek and  will be used for Agricultural purposes under a  notice of application for a licence to lake and  use water, posted herewith, on the lanel described as Part E A, Sec22: Fr X. W. ^ Sec. 23,  X. f, Sec. 14. all in Tp. 2S: The W. i Sec 33. Tp.  lit; S.E. 1 Sec 3, S. W. I Sec 2. W. .( Sec. I all in  Tp. 2li.  This notice was posted on the ground on the  2lith day of .Iulyl!il3. The application will be  Hied in tlie oflices of the Water Recorders at  l-'nirview and Vernon.  Objections may bo tiled with the said Water  Recorder or with tlie Controller of Water  Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.  WATER NOTICE  60   YEARS'  EXPERIENCE  Trade Marks  Designs  Copyrights &c  Anyone sending n, sketch and description may  quickly nscortnlii our opinion free whether an  Invention Is probably patentable. Communlca.  tions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patent!!  sent free. Oldest iieency for securm*? patents.  Patents taken throneh Munn & Co. receive  special notice, without elmrge, In the  $  A handsomely illustrated weekly. I-nreest circulation of any sniontlUn Journal. Tonus, $3 a.  year: four months, $1.  Sold by all noweelenlera.  1 Ooa36lBroadwiiy,[  'Brat-ch Office. BS6 F St, Washington. D. C."  For a  Licence to Take and  Use Water  ATotice is hereby given that The South Ko-  -*���������' lowna Land Co. Ltd., of Kelownii, li. C,  will apply for a licence to take and use 1-lli.j  Acre toot, of water out of Hydraulic Creek,  which Hows in a North Westerly direction and  empties into Mission Creek near X. W, | Sec (i,  Tp. 27. The water will he diverted at South  Kelownii Lund Co.'s intake dam on Hydraulic  Creek and will bu used for Agricultural purposes cm the laud described as Part 10. \ Sec 22,  Fr X. W. 1 Sec 23, N. .! Sec 11, all in Tp 2s; W. i  Sec 33, Tp. iii), S.10. 1 Sec 3, S, W. 1 Sec 2, W. I  Sec I, all in Tp. 2(i.  This notice was posted on the ground on tho  llth day of .July .11113. The application will  be tiled in the ollice of tlie Water Recorder tit  Fairview and Vernon, B. C.  Objections may be llled with the saiel Water  Recorder,     or    the     Controller    of     Wate  Rights. Parliament. Buildings.   Victoria, B. C.  The South ICelowna Land Co. Ltd.  31-1 I-'. W. Groves, Agent  TRY THE  Hedley   Gazette  FOR  Fine Job   Printing THE HEDLEY GAZETTE SEPT 4. 1913.  Town and District.  Born���������In Hedley on Sept 1st to Sir:  and Mrs. T. WillcyV it son.'  Bonx-In Vernem on August 30th- to  Mr. and Mrs. S.   E.   Hamilton, a son.  Boitx-At Keremeos on August 22nd,  to Mr. and Mrs. li, li. Carinichaol, a  dung liter.  Homer McLean's auto broughtdown  a load from Princeton and took back  a couple of loads.  J. XV. Bolutnnan a   newspaper man  who  was  formerly   publisher, of   the  Chase Tribune,  was a visitor  to  the  Gazette ollice last week.  Mrs. Docksteadcr and children who  had been visiting in Merritt joined  her husband beie on Tuesday and accompanied him home to Midway yesterday.  ' A petition' is being circulated  through the valley to have Provincial  Government piiss an ordcr-in-council  extending the close-season for mount-  tain sheep. ,  H. H. Messenger has started out the  deer season with a rush. He went out-  early on. tlie morning of the first and  before noon had brought down a  couple of deer,  ��������� A break in the Hume which occurred  before 6. a.in, on Thursday last was  done by a . boulder and it is believed  that it had been loosened by inotiti-  main" sheep.  -.' There was a rumor in town at the  .end of the week'that work was to be  discontinued on���������the trans-provincial  auto road above Princeton at the  , beginning of September, but apparently it was only rumor for- the road-  builders themselves had received no  notice to quit.  J. A. Schubert was down from Tulameen' both days "of the' celebration.  Mr. Schubert reports a brightening of  .times  up   the   river    with    increased  i  activity in railway construction and  the development of Leadville, which  is showing up better all the time as  development progresses.  The condition of George Allison's  foot was founi:l to be serious, with erysipelas and blood poisoning threatening. An injury received from a fall  after he went back to Keremeos is said  to have been the cause nf the trouble,  as the wounded foot was doing well  when he left the hospital.  Provincial constable A; E. Dock-  ateader of.Midway came over on Sat-,  urday last, being sent over by Chief  Simpson to look after constabulary  work in the valley over the holiday,  and he had the assistance of constables  Pritchard of Princeton .-incl McGuffie  ���������of Keremeos.   ,  Work.is being prosecuted more vigorously on V.-..V. & E. construction.  The Railway' Commision is credited  ���������with taking a hand in and informing  the Great Northern that they must  move a little faster. At all events  more men are said to have been put  on lately and 'that is the main thing.  E. D. Boeing has begun demolition  of the bridge across the Tulameen  river which will be replaced "--by a new  one. A temporary bridge will be constructed to accommodate the traffic  while the new one is being built by the  public works department. A considerable force of skilled workmen will  he employed on the work.���������Star.  Warren Glaze of Eugene, Oregon  spent Sunday in town with an old  schoolmate S. E, Hamilton. Mr Glaze  is a inusicun of no mean order- and be-  .sides .making the teaching of music  and the training of bands and orchestras  his   calling,    he    has   composed  On Sunday night last Rev.- A. H.  Cameron gave an interesting report of  the proceedings' of .'the Congress  which he attended in Toronto last  June. No attempt at detail was made  as' the subject was too big to admit of  it, but the features of the gathering  with which he dealt were the things  that people were most pleased to get  in the limited time at his disposal to  give.  A short order Vaudeville aggregation  ������������������  the  kind  which   give    only  about  500  musical   productions   and  published a number' of them.  Robert Lockluirt, section foreman  on the Great Northern at Hedley was  pulled by G'.une Warden Schissler last  week for having grouse in his possession iu close season. Ho was fined $25  and costs. The birds looked to be in  flue condition and as they were at the  disposal of the magistrate they were  sent up to the hospital I'or the; benefit  of the patients there.  XV. II. Holmes of Granite Creek was  among the Labor Day Visitors from  up the river. Me came; to Granite  Creek in 1SS5; took up the land on the  Siniilkaniei'ii in the early nineties  which has ever since been known as  Holmes' Flat and later went back to  Granite Creek where he has sin ce resided. Tie knew Ilodley or rather the  location of Hedley many years ago,  but this is the first time he has been  here since there were any houses in  the place nearer than Pinto's cabins  and the buildings at the missions a  short distance bi'low. It was his intention to see the mine before going  back but as the tramway was not running tin cither- of the holidays he bad  no opportunity to do so.  about two days notice before the show  ���������r gave two nights perlarmance in  Hedley on Monday and Tuesday.  Those that do bu.sincvss in that way  arc generally about the. worst kind of  snide affairs that travel the show  turnpike. About this one. however,  there were some that were prepared  to class it indifferent -Instead of as  wholly bad.  If there is anyone in town who would  be prepared to accomodate- a student  boarder ��������� boy or girl ��������� attending the  high school they will please communicate with Mr. S. L. Smith. As it is  desirable to keep up the school attendance, the most effective way that assistance can be given is for those who  have children qualified to take high  school or entrance work to send them  here, and i'or townspeople who have  room for students in their homes to  take them to board at rates which  parents who have children to educate,  can afford to pay.  Ther;e are some mountain sheep in  the canyons of Twenty-mile and they  have been there for some seasons past.  That they have been increasing is  quite evident from the number seen  and hoard lately, but the increase  should have been greater if they had  not been molested. . Atdifferent'times  men working em the fiuine in repairing breaks have, been obliged to quit  work on nitrht shift because of the  boulders which mountain sheep had  loosened on the steep hill-sides, rolling  down on them; and only last week a  break which occurred on the Hume in  the early morning, was caused by a  boulder which it is believed the mountain sheep had loosened.  Two specially  welcome  visitors   to  the  Labor Day  sports in  Hedley this  year- were Robt. Stevenson and Hughie  Campbell,-' both    looking    well   and''  hearty and apparently with long years  of usefulness still ahead of them. They-  moved1 about among the  crowd" and  met old friends on all sides,   who were  glad to see them again.   It is six years  since Hughie was in Hedley last. That  occasion  was the   Labor Day Celebration  of 1007 when   they  both   had  a  narrow  escape from death in the run- j  away accident em the hill this side of  Bromley's and Mr. Stevenson  was injured.     Angus Latnont who was with  them  then   aud  shared'in the mishap  has  since joined the great majority,  and   this time  they miss Jimmy Stott  among the old timers who was formerly here to greet them.    Hughie Campbell went back to Princeton the same  evening and Robt. Stevenson remained to look after some  interests he still  retains in Camp Hedley.  DO YOU REQUIRE  A NEW SUIT  Buy the House of Hobberlin Brand  and   Get the   Best on the Market  We have just taken into stock a large shipment of  their up-to-date, tailor-made clothing  Men's Stylish Suits  to sell from $20.00 to $25.00  We will be pleased to show them to you  Successors to  (J. A. Schubert and F. H. French)  When Opportunity Knocks  Then is the Time to be Wise  The   Warrimoo   Addition   will   be  put on the Market June 15th  Lots 3100 to$200  METEOROLOGICAL.  The following are the readings showing temperature, etc., for the week  ending Aug, 30, 1913:  AT THK  MINE.  Maximum Minimum  Aug 24 . 69        .. 40  25        .  ;. 50        .. 43  20 ..72        .. 45  27 . ... m        .. 37  2S ���������.. ���������       55        .. 40  29 .. 73        .. 45  30'    '      .. 70     ��������� .'. 43  Average maximum temperature 65.00  Average minimum do        41.S0  Mean temperature 53.43  Rainfall for the week      .00 inches.  Snowfall        "       " .00  COKHESI'O.vm.N'O  WKKK OH*  LAST  VKAK  Highest maximum temperature tiS.  With the way Camp Hedley development is shaping this  is bound to prove most desirable property  THE HEDLEY CITY TOWNSITE C0MPANYP Ltd.  F. H. French, Secretary and Manager HEDLEY, B. C  fx  *  Plumbing" and Heating-, Sheet  Average maximum  do  5S.  Lowest  mm t tiim l  do  30.  Average  mminium  do  42.57  Mean  do  50.28  AT TIIK   MILL.  Al  iixiintini  .Minimum  Aug 24  0!)  50  25  02  00  2(>  7S  51  27  85  50  2S  7S  52  29  Si)  51  30  83  50  Average  maximum tempera  ttire  85.00  Average  minimum  elo  53.2S  Mean  do  09.11  Rainfall for the week  .00  incl  ios  Snowf.-il  ���������'  .00  a  conuKsro.vnixi! wi-acic  OK  LAST VKAK'  Highest  inaxiniuii  ton  perature  01.  Average  do  do  S2.1t  Lowest i  nniiiiuin  do  ���������18.  Average!  do  elo  53.85  Mean  do  07.9!)  County Court of Yale  A sitting** of the County Court of Yule will  bo held ut tlio Court House, Princeton, W'ud-  ncseliiy, Sth day of October, Ull'i, nt tlio hour of  2 o'clock in the afternoon.   By command.  TTt:GH IIUNTKIt  Kc-Kisti-iu- County Court.  Don'Jt forget that the hunting season  opens on Supt. 1st and that Louis C.  Rolls <fc Co. has a full line of guns and  ammunition on hand at the lowest  prices.       l  PflLfl6E  Livery, Feed & Sale Stables  1-IK.D.L1SY   B. C.  Metal Work Tinsmithing'  Shop comer Angela Ave. and Bridge  St.,   in 'iVIurdock's blacksmith shop.'  Work guaranteed.   Consult us about your work  H.  DIGNAN  &  X  X  X  X  $  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  X  ^aai������Wa^������rf"rt������<?*r.*ig".4^������-������^^  X  X  X  X  %  X  !  X  X  X  X  PUACTICA L AVOH KMEN"  PRINCETON, B.  PPiOPRlKTORS  C.  X  X  X  X  X  %  A good stock of Horses anel Rigs on  Hand,    "f Orders for Teaming  promptly attended to.  Office of Dominion Express Company.  \Y O 0 I) " V O R   S A L E !  Phone H. *      INNIS   BROS. Proprietor--.  Advertise in the  Hedley Gazette  and watch Results  ���������BBMmMraiia-raB^^  MEN'S   TAILORED   SUITS  Fine Assortment just Arrived.     Prices f-BlS to $25  Large  Stock of Stanfield's Unshrinkable   Underwear  Red, Blue, Black and Green Labels  in  Special  Attention  given   to   Made-to-Order  Clothing.    20th Century Brand.  i-l.G. Freeman, He-dle-y, B.C. THE HEDLEY GAZETTE. SEPT 4* 1913.  KEREMEOS, the Centre of Lower Similkameen-���������Famed for Fruit Growing  Towi\ and Lower Valley.  Miss Annie Innis returned home  from .Princeton'oil Friday.'  Harry Kyle of Medicine Hat is visiting his father-in-law. Mr. Andrew  Robertson.  ,. Jimmy Riorelon is in town looking  like a spring chicken, and not a bit the;  worse from his arduous labors.  Harry Tweddlc*. acconipiiniad by his  wife and 'daughters ".drove up in t h-f-s  surrey to the Labor Day dance in Heel-  ley.  Rev. Solley, Knglish Church Minister, of Sumim-i'luiid. passed through  on Friday the 20th on his way to-visit  ���������Princeton. ' '"'  The demand fen* fruit at the present  time is greater than the supply, but.  tlie shippeis will meet .every demand.;  iii a, few days.  ���������Mr."Fred Gibson and Arthur? Mattico  left last Thursday for a visit to .Vancouver at which place'they'intend" taking in the fail. .  Rev. J. A. Cii-land, English Church  Minister of Penticton, held divine services both morning and evening- in the  school house, Sunday the 21st.  The Ladies of the Women's Institute will . hold a social in the park on  the evening of Sept. llth. Ice cream,,  cake etc. will be served. Everybody  cordially invited.  T. H. Boothe of Naramatta, gsneral  agent for the Manufacturer's Life,  spent the weekend iu Keremeos and  accompanied the Keremeos crowd to  Hedley for the Labor Day sports.  About forty Italians were brought  over in autos hist Thursday to Keremeos from Penticton, and the following day left for the head of the line,  where they will work on construction.  R.J. McCurdy and his road gang,  being through for a short while doing  work in the lower valley, moved camp  to the Ashnola River where they will  go ahead with a temporary road past  the canyon on the river.  Partridges arc so plentiful between  Keremeos and Penticton that they are  stealing rides on the: auto stage lines.  One bird rode into Keremeos on the  stage on Thursday last and stayed  with tho machine on up towards Hedley.  A four-horse team of celebrants from  Keremeos wont up to Hedley on Monday for the sports. Some of 'them  played for Keremeos in the lacrosse  match against Princeton and all of  them took in the dane-e. They arrived  home about 4 o'clock in the. morning  after having a good time, and put in a  .good day's sport and a pleasant outing.  An.auto, that had experienced a,  blow-out or a deflated tire was left  standing in the middle of the road  near Keremeos and was rather difficult for other autos or teams driving  in the night, to negotiate. It would  not have been hard for the owner to  have; moved it a bit out of.the way  under the circumstances.  As the four-horse team was returning to Keseineos in the early hours of  Tuesday morning, the leaders of the  outfit ran into a skunk in the vicinity  of Cold Creek. One of the leaders was  pretty hard hit in the charge and  evinced bis disapproval of same in a  series of disgustetl equine sneex.es.  Some of the sleepers in the rig also  found the situation too sublime to  sleep through and those? who happened  to bo awake- tried to do the disappearing act with all the agility they could  summon under the circumstances.  MORE LIGHT  WASTED  Director   of   Alpine   Chili   of   Canada  Should Speak out Plainly and Say  Exactly What lie Means  A letter  published   in the  Calgary  Herald over the signature of Arthur  O. Wheeler, director of the Canadian  Alpine Club contains some statements  that read a bit mysteriously in view  of the general belief that Mount Rob-  son had  been scaled in the summer  of 1909 by Rev. Geo. Kinney.   During  the past summer the Alpine Club devoted  its  whole attention to investigating the vicinity of Mount Robson  including   expeditions   to   its   summit  on the part of the more ambitious and  daring of members, and the occasion  for the Director's letter was to deny  a   statement   made   in   the   Calgary  News-Telegram   "which   claimed   that  the  ascent to  the   summit had  been  made by a party of which Miss, Mary  M. Vanx of Philadelphia was a member.  The Club was camped there from  July 2S to August 9 and three genuine  attempts 'were made of which only  one was successful. Director Wheeler  tells the story and while we have not  space to reproduce his letter in full  the following paragraphs will suffice  to convey his beliefs regarding any  alleged former ascent.   He says:  "The three ascents made of Mt.  Robson, with the object in view of  reaching its summit, were confined  to Ave men, of whom two were professional guides. Of tlie other four,  W. XV. Foster, deputy minister of public works for British Columbia, and  Mr. A. H. MacCarthy, of Wilmer B. C,  were the only two who succeeded in  making a complete ascent led by the  club's professional guide, Conrad  Kain. The two who failed to make  a complete ascent were B. S. Darling,  of Vancouver, and Mr. H. Prouty, of  the Mazama Mountaineering club of  Portland, Oregon.  First Attempt Successful  ''The first attempt under Kain was  successful, the party of three making  the first absolutely complete ascent of  ���������tlie'mountain yet made (The emphasis is ours). The ascent was made  on one side and the descent on the opposite side, thus making a complete  traverse. On this occasion one night  was spent on the mountain at an ele1  vation of 9,000 feet, without food or  covering.  ��������� "The second attempt by Darling  and Prouty, in charge of the Swiss  guide, Walter Schauffelberger, failed  when within 400 feet of tlie summit,  owing to the lateness of the hour and  the fact that a storm was about to  burst. To have been caught in it on  the bare ice slopes at that high altitude would in all likelihood have meant  death to one or more of the party, and  it was forced to retreat with victory  in sight. On this occasion two nights  were spent on the mountain at high  altitudes.  Last Attempt  "The third and last attempt was  made by the two guides accompained  by Darling and MacCarthy, for . the  second time. The object was to ascertain a feasible route up the south  face. Again storms interfered, and  when ascending a steep ice ridge 500  feet from the summit a fierce snow  blizzard threatened to blow the climbers out of the steps in the ice by  which they were ascending. So fierce  was the storm that it was impossible  to see ten paces ahead, and the flying  ice particles blinded the men. Conrad, who can do anything possible in  mountain climbing, and often what  seems impossible, declined to go further, saying it meant death. With  great difficulty and danger a retreat  was made in safety. Notwithstanding,  the object of the climb was attained,  for the .party joined on the south route  with that previously Lmade from the  east, and so established the feasibility  of an ascent from the east and south.  "In a nutshell the above are the actual facts of the three, attempts made  by the club upon ML Robson at its  recent camp.  A  Difficult Mountain  "The mountain is a difficult and dangerous one, rising to 13,068 feet in altitude above sea level. It is subject to  very frequent wild storms, which may  arrive at a moment's notice. The entire crest is covered by ice and snow  blown by fierce winds into grotesque  shapes, making it extremely difficult  to find a path through their labyrinths.  The cold is excessive and it requires  the highest degree of physical endurance to make the summit and get  down to safety in one day. Even this  cannot be accomplished without ideal  climatic conditions, as was found in  the case of the first ascent, made by  tho club's parties.  Cut  1(500   Steps  "When it is known that to reach the  absolute summit on the first ascent  made from the club camp, Conrad  Kain had to cut no less than sixteen  hundred steps in snow and ice, of  which six hundred were in hard ice,  necessitating hours of patient waiting  while this labor was being performed,  the difficulties will be partially understood. During this weary waiting  the frozen debris from the step cutting  was blown for hours into the faces  and eyes of the climbers."  J. A. BROWN  -     Notary Public  CONVEYANCING, CUSTOMS BHOKKHAGE,  FIRE  INSUriANCK ..  OFFICE  KEREMEOS. B.C.  R. H. ROGERS,  ���������' M.A., B.C.L.  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR,  NOTARY PUBLIC, ETC  Vernon, B. C  Hotel Keremeos  Opposite G. N. R. Station  MRS.  A. F. KIRBY,   Proprietress.  YOU CAN FILL YOUR PANTRY WITH-  ��������� IIMI   I ������������������Hll*i|i|lllll lllll MM ���������������������������IHIMII !!!��������� !��������������������������� !������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������MIH1WIM II      I ���������*1 *M*1I I *���������*���������*������������������������������������**M*Mmi1*WHU__1IJ lll-lll   OUT EMPTYING YOUR PURSE  savings are possible on   some  things  Worth   while  of* the  needed provisions���������- on  the .very  perhaps' that you're buying every week.  When xvc make a price on any particular  staple that is special, it. is always in the interest of  the customer.  We.always have some of these special features  where goods sell at less than regular prices. It  will pay to investigate them.  SING LEE  Laundry, Contracting of all  kinds, Ditch digging, Wood  Sawing, Clearing land, Cooking and all kinds of Chinese  Labor.  Keremeos, B.C.  } KEREMEOS - PENTICTON"  (" TIA/EDDLE'S  AUTO STAGE SERVICE  > Twe-dtlle's  e-ars  are   comfort-  \       able.    Tweddle's drivers  \ are experts.  <? No dclavs.. No accidents  F.   RICHTER  ESTATE  i  Autos leave Penticton every morning to connect with trains to Hecllo.v.  Princeton, Ooiilmont. Oroville anel  all Boundary points.  Leave Keremeos for Penticton on  arrival of Ureal Xortherintrains  FABE���������SINGT.K $6.00  RETU11N ,$11.00  Baggagecarried. Commercial trunks  arranged for  Break  the monotony of train and  boat travel and take an auto trip.  When  yon arrive nt Penticton or  Keremeos ask for  TWEDDLE'S AUTO STAGE  Cars Call at all Hotels  IROF^    SERVICE  The Throughbred Running  Stallion  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  CLOSING    OUT    SALE ������  ' ������   .  @  As the Keremeos Land Company's Ranch has ������  been sold, all the Stock and Farm Implements ������  must be disposed of.     Now is your chance to "*  secure a Bargain.  HORSES  1 Bay Horse, 9 year old about 1400 lbs; 1 Chestnut ������  re, 10 years old about 1500 lbs; 1 black Mare, 6  year old in foal; 1 Bay Horse- 10 year old; 1 Bay  Mare, 6 year old with 0 month's colt; 1 Chestnut  Mare, 9 old; 1 Mare Colt, 15 months; 1 .Horse colt  10 months; all in first-class shape,  FARM IMPLEMENTS  1 spring-tooth harrow, 1 light draft harrow, 1 circular liai'ro \v, 1 diamond drag harrow, 1 gang plow,  with 3-Sm hold"boards; 12 inch oak plow, 2 mowing-  machines, 1 hay rake, 2 wagons, 1 hay rack, 1 disc  harrow, 1 post hole digger, 1 blacksmith vice, 1  buggy, 2 sets of work harness, 1 set of single' harness, picks, bars, shovels and other articles too numerous to mention.  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  ������  @  KEREMEOS LAND COMPANY   ������  'BeautifulandBest"  (Canadian Stud Book No. 237)  Will stand for  public service  Willows," Keiemeos, B.C.,  the season of 1018  at "the  for  Fee for service of mares $10 to insure.  Mares may be pastured  E. M. DALY.  IT ALWAYS PAYS BEST j  There are Two Kinds of Printing  The one is turned out by the man who believes that  anything goes, but the other by the one who values  tlie reputation- of his establishment too highly to  allow any work to go out which will not do him  credit.  KcrcmcosPeiiticton  Royal   ail Horse and Auto Stage.  Establish 1S05  . Leaves Penticton for Keremeos  en Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday returning alternative: days  FARE -Auto  Stage,  $0.00.      Horse  Stage, $���������!.    Hoise Stage.*, 2nd class, $3.  Special   trips to  any point with  horses or auto made at any time  by arrangement.  W. E. WELBY, Prop., Penticton, B.C.  FRUIT LOT FOR SALE  Tfxeellont l-'i-uit bot ooi.tiiining IU ncrcs.  -**-��������� There arc II KIberta peach trees I years  old: liiOiipnli: trues, mainly eif the Delicious  and Jonathan varieties. The lot carries tho  lirst water right of one inch per acre for irri  -ration and no water taxes to pay. All is in  fence, level, fertile and in gooel condition. Tlio  land is situated 2 miles west of Keremeos on  south side of Sirnilkamoeii river opposite tlio  trans-provincial automobile road. Kor parti  enlars write to  ���������JO-U      HKItMAX ULHICH, Keremeos, B. C.  TRY THE ���������  Hedley Gazette  for  Fine Job Printing  There is just as good work being done in country  offices as in the cities, and often as poor "work in the cities  as in the worst country shops  - In Prices the country office can do just as well for  you and you save the express. The city printer may get  his stock a trifle cheaper by saving the local freight, but  his rent and other overhead expenses are higher, and in  the end lie is obliged to charge as much or more than the  country printer will charge for the same class of work.  '������������������  4  ! THE   HLDLE,y   GAZETTE  is prepared to   do any kind of work that may come along.  No order too small and none too large.  I  ���������  X  X  ���������  H. C. N. ETCHES  ��������� is Agent for the Hedley Gazette in  Keremeos and authorized to book  Subscriptions and take orders for  job work' and advertising.  POST OFFICE,   KEREMEOS,  B. C.  SILKS  Large Assortment of choice Silk Dress  Goods, Silk handkerchiefs etc.  for sale at right prices  TOflMY SING, Keremeos  J. F. MADOR.E  General Blacksmith  and Woodworker  Horseshoeing a Specialty  All Work Neatly and Proniptly  - - - Executed - - -  KEREMEOS,       -      British Columbia


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