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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol, ll.
KEREMEOS, B. C, FRIDAY, MAV 14,  1909.
No. 8
Notary Public.
!. .t Lancashire Fire Ins.  Co.
i Accident and linarantee Co.
Forest   Fires  in   Valleys   and
Their Prevention.
Co    ractor and Builder,
Ri      letue al   Old Townsite,  or  inquire
al 111     olliee.
Kstiinales   Furnished.
Workmanship I iii.n anteed.
. L.O. L. No. 1770
tt.v* -tfirYl      Moots Tuesday on or before
■ij-Z*-1      ''"' '"" "1>,on '" each month
"  m-ittarp0   in     Keremeos    Town     Hall
Visi' nt* metnbors eordially invited.
C. i.. CvMrnxoa, W, M.
I).   .Mel.! KHV.Iv. S.
Stage Lines.
Kl.lKK   Sr Vl.K.
l.e iv,s Keremeos diily, exeept Sunday,
al noon, arrives at lledlev  3 p.m.
Leaves lledlev d lily, eXI epl Sundav,
al K a.in., arrives al Keremeos 11 a.m.
Onlj iluoin.li connecting stage between
Penticton, Keremeos, Hedlej .Si I'rineelon.
I). I.iii KsriK, Proprietor.
KSBMI os  Hun vv M mi  Si v..i .
J.e nos Keremeos daily, exeept Sundav,
ai I p.m.| connecting wilh all stages east
and treat, arrives in Hedlej ai 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, sl
8  i.m., arrives in Keremeos al II a.in.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
ixi ki mi os ri m i, ion Man, Stabs.
LeaVM Keremeos for Peulietoil on Mon-
days, Wedneadays and Fridays, al noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thursdays aad Saturdays al ii a. in., arriving in
K.i eiueos Sl  no.ul.
W. K. Wki.hy, Proprietor.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trade   Ottrwt Kirbv, Prasl
denti K. II. Carmichael, Secretary.
Similkameen Farmers' Kschange—J. J.
Anoetrong, President; W. M. I'riih, S, , v
Public Sehool Hoard    OsOTgS Kirby, K.
Elmhirst, D, J. Innis Secretary.
I'usloms' OtlC.     W, M. I'riih, Suli-l'ol-
I'leslnlen.iii I'huivh Kev. A. II. I'.iin-
eron,  I'aslor.
Constable and Deputy Oame Warden
\l.   It.   Pw.lll.
I oronei     Dr, M. I>. MeKvven.
Juatices of th. Peace T. W, CeiMaaa,
l'i.oik Richter,
Poatmaater and Telephone Agenl Oeo,
Member of Parliament     Martin   Huiivll,
1,1   nut   Forks,   P.  O.
mber   Provincial  assembly    1..  w.
Sh itford, IVntioton P. O.
Teem Hal   J. J. ArmmArettg* Mgr.
Greal Northern Uy Daily train, arrives
111-.; l a. in., leaves al 2 p.m., \V. O. Stevens, Agent,
Malta ll.nlv from the west via lledlev
■tag*) I'oin easl via 0, V. Ry.: l'i i-vvoek-
ly v ia Penticton ltaf. from lhe norih.
(1'or Mercantile and other Uusiness in-
slilutions MS adverlienients in Ihis paper.)
In the Crow's Nest valley, in
southern Alberta, only thirty three
square miles of unhurned forest are
left out of a total of two hundred
and twelve square miles of possible
forest area. All this area, according to the reports of early explorers
and travelers, was originally covered by a dense forest.
H. R. McMillan, Asst. Inspector
of Dominion Forest Reserves, made
a preliminary Investigation of this
district in the autumn of l'X)8, and
has embodied the result of his investigations in an interesting report, ln the following schedule he
summarizes the condition of the
tract :
Square Miles.
Sod-eovered, denuded area 85
Head standing timber 3d
Area covered wilh l-Mtlg growth 60
I'liburned I'oresi 33
Total 212
Thus no less than 179 square
miles out of the 212 (over 84 per
cent, of the area) has been cleared
by lire at one time or another.
Eighteen square miles of the area
is above timber line.
The area first mentioned, viz.,
the "sod-covered, denuded area,"
presents one of thc most difficult
propositions. Before railway construction started, this area was
covered by a heavy fir forest. Now
it is "a poor gravelly prairie, unfit
for agriculture, of very little value
for grazing and which is in no way
producing a crop." This is the result of repeated burnings. The
first fire does not usually have this
effect, but "a second or third fire
rarely fails to kill all thc forest reproduction" (i. e., the young trees)
"to destroy the remaining seed
trees, to burn oil' the upper layer of
soil and leave a desolate waste."
Of unbumed forest only thirty
three square miles (about sixteen
per cent, of the area) remain, and
these arc situated in the places that
arc least easy to gel at, namely, at
bigh levels and at the heads of valleys and in draws; and this forest
is consequently least valuable. It
is (he timber that is easy to get at
that the fire here, as everywhere
else, has consumed or damaged.
The most hopeful aspect c*f thc
whole case is presented by the sixty
square miles of country covered
with young growth. The land on
which this young growth is found
is "too high on the hillsides .uui is
too rough, stony and gravelly to be
lit for agriculture or valuable for
grating.        This   young   stand   of
timber consists largely of Lodge*
pole Pine, with a small proportion
cit spruce and Douglas dr. Properly protected, it will in time come
to be of immense value.
To  Be Held at   Keremeos   on
May 24th and 25th.
When a celebration of Victoria
Day was held in Keremeos last
year, it was found that the program
originally  designed   for  one   day
could not be carried out in its entirety without more hurrying than
vvas desirable, consequently some
of the sports were held over till thc
following day. In order to avoid
any difficulty of the kind this year,
or any need of postponement, the
program—a fuller one than last
year's will he spread over two
days, Monday and Tuesday, in such
a way that while things will be kept
going with it swing there will be no
undue haste nor needless delay.
The sports and races will be held
at the same grounds as last year's,
and the ball on Monday evening in
the new hall at the Centre. The
Oroville band has been engaged for
Monday, and arrangements made
vv ith the G.N. R. to allcr the hour
for the train to leave BO as to give
ample time to see all the sports.
Monday's PROGRAM.
The well matched baseball teams
of Oroville and Keremeos will play
at 12:30 for supremacy.
Commencing al 3 p. m.,  there
will be a (n-mile horse race, free
for all, for $25 and $10; a ^-mile
pony race, open, tor S20 and $7; a
{(•mile ladies' saddle race, green
horses, for $10 and $5; and a 50
yards cowboys' race, 3 turns, for
$15 and $5. The entrance fee in
these races is 10 per cent, of first
money. At least three required
to enter.
ball ix  rut-: gvntlNO.
On Monday evening a grand ball
will be held in the new Keremeos
Hall at Kereineos Centre. No
pains will be spared to ensure the
comfort and enjov ment of all who
attend it. The hall will accommodate a very large gathering! and
with a new floor in perfect condition, aiul the high*daSS music
provided by the Oroville orchestra,
nothing will be lacking to make the
affair a thoroughly   successful   one.
The   price  ot   tickets,   Including
lunch, is $2.     The   patronesses are
Mis. J. Klmhirst, Mrs. Richter,
Mrs. Carte, Mrs. Coleman, Miss s.
Innis and Miss PergWSeOO.
iiisnw's pgooaAM.
Commencing al 10 a. m., there
will be a trap sttOOl between teams
in this electors! division for the
Shatford cup. This cup, presented
by I- VV. Shatford, M.I..A., was
vvon by Medley at tbe celebration
here a vear BgO, and this will be the
first Occasion 00 which thev have
bad to leave home to defend it.
Following this there will   be   two
individual shoots, open, of 25 birds
each, for prices aggregaliog $60,
also a consolation shoot.
Athletic sports, commencing at
1 p. m., will include a list of contests similar to those held last year,
such as running-, jumping-, etc.
Commencing at 3 p. m. there will
be another series of horse races, as
follows: i« mile, free-for-all, (winner of first day barred) for $25 and
$10; cowboys' race for $15 and $5;
tandem race for $10 and $5; and
schoolboys' saddle race for $5,
$3 and $2.
Cut From Contemporaries.
[From the Saturday Suimrt.]
Those who advocate a Canadian
navy would have a population of
seven millions go into competition
with the wealth and surplus populations of Kurope. The situation reminds me of a poker game that was
once played in Butte, Mont., or
Spokane, I am not sure which. At
any rate the late Marcus Daly and
some other magnates were sitting
Into a friendly game when appeared
on the scene a fresh young- New
York drummer. With fine assurance the tenderfoot asked if he
might take a hand.
"Certainly," replied Daly, "see
the banker".
"Here's a hundred for a starter,"
quoth the cheehaco.
"Hanker,    give    Mr. one
while chip," were the terse and
ironical instructions which slid down
Daly's cigar.
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Frith and
Miss Shaw arrived from (ireenwood
on Tuesday.
This part of the vallev has been
swathed in smoke for the last few
days, coming from burning brush
on the Shatford ranch and from
other points further up. Nothing
of value was burned.
At a meeting at the Central
Hotel OO Wednesday evening a
tennis club was organized with the
following officers: President, Miss
Fergusson, secretary, R. H. Carmichael; executive, Miss Armstrong,
Miss I.owe, M. Kwart, F. Reynolds.
A committee was appointed to secure a suitable site for a joint
Dave Innis had a nice little parcel
to handle on Thursday for the
Nickel Plate a woven wire cable
one inch in diameter and 6000 feet
long. It weighed five tons and was
consigned from Coeur d'Alene,
Idaho. The cable was hauled to
lledlev on an ordinary wagon with
a six-horse team, lhe total load being 13,120 pounds. LOCAL NOTES.
F. Richter made a trip to l.oomis,
Wash., on Tuesday.
A. D. Worgan of Princeton paid
a visit to Keremeos last week.
Dave Wade, formerly of the
Alkazar hotel, has been spending a
few days in town taking orders for
Two carloads of bridge timbers
arrived on Tuesday for Y. Y. & K.
construction work. Looks like
Harry Swan left last week for
Ketchikan, Alaska, where he will
put up a stamp mill for M. K.
Mrs. Chinn returned on Wednesday to Colville, Wash., after spending a week with her husband, G.N.
agent here.
Jas. Bruce left on Saturday for
Spokane, where he expects to remain about three weeks, taking a
course of medical treatment.
R. Ferguson, of tbe Keremeos
Land Co., arrived on Tuesday from
Hillburn, Sask. When he left home
the prairie farmers were hard at the
seeding, rushing work to catch up
on the late season. He expects to
remain in town for some time.
D. J. Innis is bringing down
from the old townsite a building to
be placed where the weigh scales
office now stands, and to be used
by C. V. Prosser as a harness shop.
TV-* scales office will be moved to
the back of the lot. The building
now occupied by Mr. Prosser will
be used as an office by the B, C.
'•" uii Land Co.
J. S. Bristol of Idaho, manager
of the Kelipse Mining and Milling
Co., Ltd., arrived on Monday from
the Lower Similkameen, and has
started development work on the
Buller mining claim, one of the
Kelipse group. Yery rich samples
have been taken out from different
points on this claim, and it is hoped
to locate a body sufficient to warrant working on a large scale.
Engineer Kennedy  has  received
from Ci.N.R. headquarters the plans
and specifications for station buildings to be erected at lleillev and
Princeton, and for six or seven
section buildings to be put up between here and Princeton. Contractors are invited to tender for
this work, which will he required
to be taken in hand as soon as the
rails reach the points indicated.
W. J. Gfeer of Nanton, Alta.,
left for home on 'Tuesday after
spending about a week in Keremeos and vicinity inspecting the country. He will return in a couple of
weeks. While here he bought a
five-acre lot in the Shatford subdivision. Mr. Greer represents a
number of prospective settlers now
living in Alberta, as well as some in
Ontario, and he expects to find
locations for several here this summer.
A. J. Saunders, familiarly known
as Abe and officially entitled The
Booster, has completed the enlargement and remodeling of his shop
and now has a better and more
completely furnished establishment
than ever. In addition to the bar*
bcring room and bath, a pool table
has been put in and a stock of
cigars and tobacco. A stock of
fruit and confectionery has also
been ordered and will soon be on
W. T. Jackson, of the Yancou-
ver Province, was in Keremeos on
Tuesday in the interest of his paper.
Complaints in increasing number,
have heen made lately of delay in
the postal service a delay that is
detrimental to the papers of the
coast as well as to every kind of
business interest. Formerly the
Vancouver dailies reached here two
days after publication; now it takes
them three, and sometimes more.
The reason for such a preposterous
service is thc schedule of connections or rather lack of connections
—On the G.N.R. Not only the Similkameen, but the Kootenay and
Boundarv country as well, sutlers
from the tardy delivery. The (i.X.
time-table is to be revised next
month, which mav effect the much
needed improvement. Unless it
does, the postal department vvill be
negligent of its duty if it does not
insist upon it.
When in
stop at the
Central Hotel
Lumber and
Builders' Supplies.
*BV4     PHr^
Choice Cedar  Posts.     20c.  each.
Estimates of cost cheerfully furnished to  intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
Contractor ami Hsllrlsr
Ktamaos, B.C.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
sprciai attention to
Comcncrc-*]   Ion,
Ton ists
and l.and-st i    its.
HoadquarVrs 'or all
Staj^y Roul* s.
I.iwrv Stab e
in connection.
Oood tabi..
Lar^o, airy  ami
comfortable rooms .
PrCO 'bus to and from
all trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
The Big Store.
Alfalfa, Timothy, Clover and Lawn
Grass. RENNIE'S SEEDS, in package and bulk, guaranteed fresh and
Our summer stock of Ladies', Gents'
and Children's boots and shoes contains a wide range for selection.
Our    leader,     THE     CANADIAN
Great variety of Prints, Ginghams
and light summer wear. Full and
complete stock of Notions.
A carload of choice, fresh Groceries
just placed on the shelves
" Royal Standard" Flour.   Rolled
Oats.    Bran.   Shorts.   Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to show our gOOth.
Keremeos Commercial Go
KEREMEOS, B.C. The Keremeos Chronicle.
t'uhlishisi fVrry Fridav nt thc offiiv,
mammaaat, li.c.
StthseHssiaa $2.00 ■ year, $1.00 tor six months,
in advance.
Advertising Kal,",. I.i-_ral notiecH. l.V per line
first insertion, 10c per line each subsequent insertion.
Land notices Certificates nf improvement,etc., $8.00
for tVMax notices. $5.00 for .KUlay notices. Contract
divpLi, .id\,Ttisin^. 2.V. per inch per week. Transient advertisements, such as Lost, Found, Wanted,
etc., not exceedinif one inch, $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions for $2.00. laval reading notices,
Wa, per line first insertion, l.V. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. HROWN, Publisher.
FRIDAY,  MAY 14,  1909.
In the preoccupation of building
new settlements and subduing
the earth, and of establishing the
numberless appliances of civilization, the Similkameen has been
somewhat lii^ijard in one direction
—the development of the telephone
service. True, we have a longdistance service of a sort, thanks to
the Federal government. Hut the
government is not in the telephone
business. The line here is an Incidental affair—a sop tossed out in
vote-harvest time and then forgotten. Naturally, its management is
as incidental as was its origin, and
in the absence of local exchanges to
act as feeders for it its usefulness is
limited indeed.
It has been proposed to ask the
government to establish a local exchange at Keremeos in connection
with the long*diatance line. The
time is at hand when a local service
will be a necessity, and it is natural
to turn to the established line for
any extensions needed. But we believe such a course would be a mistake. It would perpetuate the inherently faulty system of long-die-
taoce control of a purely local business, and would prevent that business from attaining the full measure of usefulness of which it is capable. The better way would be to
Organise a district exchange to take
over the present line and establish
local exchanges at the different
centres. The government would
doubtless be glad to gat rid of its
line, which can be of little use to it
either as a source of revenue or as a
means of patronage; and by taking
it over at a moderate price and installing local exchanges under local
control, an excellent service coild
be secured at a relatively small cost.
When it is considered that prairie
farmers, with their mile and half-
mile farms, willingly pay the cost ot
the long stretches of poles and wires
that connect them, there can be no
douht that the residents of the
closely settled fruit districts and
mining camps of this valley would
be almost unanimous in subscribing
to a good local service supplied at
cost and under their own control.
Instead ol Belting the government
for ;in extension, .is is now proposed, we would Mggeal that the other
couise be taken as promising a
much more satisfactory outcome.
Although nearly seven months
have elapsed since thc federal general elections the various   returning
officers and a host of deputies
throughout British Columbia are
only now being paid. Red tape at
Ottawa is said to have been responsible for the delay. Some of the
mileage accounts in the rural constituencies, it seems, jarred on the
nerves ofthe auditor-general, "the
watchdog of the treasury," prompting him to ask for particulars. At
all events settlement has been withheld for months, and only now is
there a prospect of everybody being
paid off. In order to audit the
various accounts H. A. Falkins of
the auditor-general's department is
now in the west.
A Coupon Given Free
With Every 491b saek
We are in receipt of a prospectus
from the Sun Electric Generator
Co., which is undertaking to exploit
an invention that claims, not to ex- '
tract sunbeams from cucumbers,
but to extract power from sunbeams. Place it on your roof, and
the light ofthe sun stores an electric
battery for you, to run your lights
in the evening or for other purposes. It would be a boon in this land
of clear skies and dear oil. But it
sounds too plausible to be feasible.
Of Royal Standard Flour entitles the
holder to a chance each month to win a costly 109 piece china
dinner set. If you hold one of the lucky numbers, send it to
us, and the dinner set will be forwarded to you.
Remember there is no better flour than Royal Standard. It is the highest product of Canada's milling industry.
Royal Standard is made from carefully selected hard wheat of
the very finest quality.
Royal Standard is the West's most perfect flour.
Vancouver Milling ft Grain Co. Ltd.
Keremeos Commercial Co., Agents.
A few c;ood milch cows, 4 and   .1   years
old.    Fresh in.    Apple,
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind of
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
Spring Trade
Tested sloek, seeds for farm,
nrdee or  conservatory,   from
Mel growers in Kngland, Holland, France, l'nited Slales and
loeal growers
Homo Grows Fruit and Ornamental  Trees, Small Fruits.
Fertilizers,  Bee   Supplies,
Spraying Pumps and Material,   tut    Flowers,   ete.
If7<*si**e catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
lirrt-n Houne* and SivJ
Vancouver     -    -     B.C.
Ilram'h Nur*., ries    S.  V
Your Patronage Solicited.     Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
if eremeos Hardware
•—■*•■ **-**-*
The Elephant  Brand  of Ready-Mixed   Paints,   Dry
Colors, Barn Paints, Shingle Stains, Oils and Turpentine.
The genuine Elephant Lead.
It is poor economy to buy cheap Paints and Lead.   We
carry none but the best.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
Proprietor. Provincial and General.
Dr. and Mrs. Schon of Princeton
have moved to Vernon.
Eight saloonkeepers of Ladysmith
were fined $25 each for violation of
the license act.
Chas. Lambert is going to try his
luck at   placer   mining   on   Granite
creek this summer.
Vernon will spend $2000 in selecting, packing and exhibiting fruit
at the different exhibitions this
Instead of elevators, power conveyors and sacking machines will
be used in shipping wheat at Vancouver this fall.
Convict J. W. Clark, who broke
away from the penitentiary at the
same time as Bill Miner, has been
sentenced to six months' extra imprisonment for escaping.
The (Irand Trunk Pacific will not
locate its townsites along its route
in Hritish Columbia until next year.
During the coming summer the selection of the townsites on the prairies will be made.
The Princeton Star makes another
guess at the cause of delay in V.
V. & E. construction—that M. K.
Rodgers and Jim Hill are conspiring to freeze out the Daly people
and gobble the Nickel Plate. Maybe so.
The auditor of the State of Washington declares that municipalities
in the State have lost a quarter of a
million dollars in the last two years
through theft and loose book
Bees Aid Fruit Growers.
Give the bee a chance and it will
literally break the boughs of your
fruit trees with the weight of fruit.
The bee is the expert assistant of
the horticulturist and farmer. So
indispensable are its functions in
the pollination of fruits, vegetables,
cereals and grasses that its activities may be said to lie at the foundation of all successful agriculture.
Nature has ordained one supreme
law, that of creation, the perpetuation ofthe race type. This law,
universal in its application and absolutely identical in its form, obtains
in the plant world as in the animal
world. The luscious pulp of the
fruit is the envelope, the package,
the strong box, devised by nature
to protect the seed within from injury and render it susceptible of germination so that the type may be
reproduced in all its perfection.
The bee, like other insects, effects incidental pollination of flow ers
in its search for nectar; but its gieat
value to the fruitgrower lies in this,
that it goes to the flowers specifically to gather pollen, literally by
the carload in the hairy baskets on
its legs, hastening from bloom to
bloom rolling and packing and literally rioting in the golden dust, pregnant with the microscopic germs of
plant life, until the goldeh pellets arc
packed away in its hair baskets, to
be carried to the hive for storage as
an indispensable portion of the food
for its young during the winter
months to come.
It requires no expert knowledge
to comprehend how perfectly the bee
thus performs the office   of  pollina-
I Shatford Estate
Stanley Kida, an Austrian, placed   tion.     Indeed,  it   is   nature's   chief
railway ties on the track near Revelstoke, and was captured by train
men. He said his object was to
stop a freight train so that he could
steal a ride. He was committed
for trial.
Ah Louie, a Kamloops Chink,
brought a charge of assault against
one Bennett, and then attempted to
bribe the mayor with $10 to decide
as magistrate in his (Ah's) favor.
He was committed for trial for lese
majeste in offering so small a sum.
A group of mining claims on the
Queen Charlotte Islands, owned by
Hon. Thos. Taylor, of Revelstoke,
F. C. Elliott, of Trout Lake, and
other I.ardeau men, has been bonded by a Duluth syndicate. The
price is said to be $400,000. This
ground was located by Arthur Gow-
ing, formerly of Trout Lake.
Figures furnished by the railway
and express companies show in one
way the rapid growth of the fruit
industry in B.C. Seven years ago
—in 1902—the total shipments by
rail amounted to 1955 tons, in 1907
the total was 4743 tons while last
year. 1908, there was shipped the
highly satisfactory quantity of 6498
tons an increase of over 4,500 tons
in six years, and for 1908 an in-
i rease of more than 1,700 tons
over 1907.
agent in   this   indispensable   work, j
No seed, no fruit,   is   the   universal
law.    Here is the only useful insect j
in all of its habits,   having   a   fixed1
habitation   accessible   to   man,   dependent upon   the  pollen  of every!
variety of flower as an indispensable
portion of the food of its young and
going to the   bloom   specifically   to'
gather the pollen, thus making possible marvellous fruit   crops.     Give
| the bee a chance and it will literally |
break the boughs of your trees wilh
the weight of fruit.     F.  G.  O'Dell,
Lincoln, Nebraska.
OresstnakiiiK and Sowing.
Satisfaction Ciiaranteed.
Kkkkmkos Coma.
^OTK'K is hcrch\ ■(*•■ tint tin- partnership tot-
** mcrly existing hvtween vh.irlc* Thomas And
Henrv Barcelo ha* Kvn di>*ol*ed rn mutual tonvnl
and that from date of this notice oHigatkuM nn m-
mi by either ot tlu- under^m-d in llu-firm name will
Ml be bending upon tin- otlu r.
lit \k .   IUkCRI-O.
Similkameen Land District.
D1STRU I Of teSmmm
TAKI NOTK'Kthat I. William Kin*, ot Km -
meoa, B.C., land MMt intend to apply tor pvr-
minion to purchase ihe tt<llo»ir.n described lands.
an island in tin- Siimlk.mn . n Hirer. Keremeos. H.i.'.:
I nmm. tii my ,o a pout pi.intcd ftaOMl 2 chains went
of thr northwest COTMf ol L-t .'7'>; thrntc in a norlh-
westerU dm ■ tion about 2i> ehains lo lhe mo«t northerly point p| s.od i,|;uid; Humor in a aoulherly direction about *V) chains to the moot south* rly point of
said island; thence following tin- meandering ■ the
Similkameen river to the point of commencement
Ml ti'iitaininx MU 40 MM more or less.
William Rinu.
April £ 1<*J9.
We have lately acquired that level tract of
land lying west of and adjoining* KEREMEOS,
and under the Armstrong Ditch,  and comprising
and known as the
This excellent tract of Fruit Land,  which is
J{J    admitted  to  be  the  cream  of the  Similkameen
Valley, is now subdivided, and we are offering- it
for sale in from
One to Ten Acre Plots
This unquestionably is the best fruit-land
proposition offered in the district, on account of
its location and the quality of the soil, free as it is
from rock and timber.
Come and make your selection while there is
yet a choice, as it will be all sold inside the next
o. a. Mcdonald, kkrkmkos, b.c.
P. D. & D. N. MCTAVI8H, Koom '>, OmVSM ■estsj OALQARY
ROGERS RKALTY OO., 258 Portage Ave., WINNIPEG. {
The Most Favored Valley of the Similkameen and
of British Columbia.
The Keremeos Land Co., in announcing- the completion of their irrigation system that will cover their
entire properties with an unlimited supply of the purest of water vet brought to the home of an irrigated
country, feel that the properties offered by them are
such  as will command the attention of all homeseekers.
Situated as Keremeos is on the main line of the
Great Northern Railroad now being extended to Vancouver places her on the direct highway to the far
East and  West.
I laving a climate that is distinctly her own, it
stands today   unexcelled   for  its   sunny  climate  both
winter and summer and has proved itself as being particularly adapted to the raising of apples, peaches,
pears, plums and cherries, grapes and melons, while
vegetables exceed all conditions usually obtained both
in quantity and size.
In competition at Spokane the only exhibit sent
took first prize, while at the Provincial Fair at New
Westminster out oi 100 pounds of assorted fruits Keremeos captured some 23 prizes.
The upper portion of the vallev, including Hedley
and Princeton, both rich in their mining industries,
offers the local market means of disposing of all produce.
The properties  are  being- offered   in   1, 3,  5 and   10  acre   Blocks with   a   well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.    One-third cash.     Balance in 3 payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $200 to $300 an acre.    Town lots from $100 to $300.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Builders and Contractors
Lime,  Cotnciil, Commm   Heeba and  Brick for sale.
Plastering   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Kstitnatcs gives tot .'ill and eeory kind of Cement Work
aad Huiidinn gemetwWy,
Write us tor prices. Distance no object.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
: pecial contract rates to camps.
<   nl    s for Cured  Meats,   Fish and  Poultry promptly
.•    \si. ctorily filled.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
I LOCAL NOTES. * Mas Be/art returned on Wednee*
day after convoying a prisoner from
I rogrsms for the  Victoria   Day d ' •• .          l- '   t
,       .                                                 - Penticton to kamloops.
Celebration St Keremeos will be issued Irom the Chronicle office   to-j     The -*-W****-**-*7   estimates  at
jav Ottawa include an item of $7000 for
.,-,     ,.,       i     ,• .-     i      .   ,   .      ... experiments in cold Storage of fruit.
I he C liurcli ot England choir will '
hold practise next Wednesday even- '- "•   PattSB   of  Hedley,   secre-
ing  at 8 o'clock, in   the   church, to tary of the Golden   Zone   Co.,   was
prepare for service to be held on the,'" lown this week   telling   some   of
.iOth. the company's stock.
P. T. McCallum, Canadian immi- Commissioner Hrown of Kairview
gratiofl    inspector   between   Grand was in town yesterday   adjusting   a
Forks and Marcus, was in Kereme- water-ri_;ht dispute between \V. T.
os on Saturday, going from  here to Atherton of Hedley, who has a ranch
Hedley. near Ashnola,  and   Jo   Wine,   who
Elmer  Sidey,  Alex  Brook*  and has an adjoining ranch.
C.   B.   Stewart,   homeseekers   from pUc   Hx     Fmit   L;md   Co    ,,.,„
\.niton, Alta., whom the fame of lidded another fine property to its
the Similkameen   has   reached,   are |isti      namciv,     Frank     Surprise's
registered sl the Alkssar. r;m_.li, which, except for a few scree
Hrtiin   has   finished   his   winter's reserved   by   Mr.   Surprise   for   his
nap in the mountains and  is   begin* ovv" »se, will be placed on the mar-
ning to sally forth eeeking what he l*et s^'1"-
may    devour.      On    the    IVnticlon The   (.Hl.OMil..:   offers   a  special
road jas.   Elmhirst righted a fine prjzei va|llc $10, for a ro;it| ,,uv,
big black fellow at the Mills ranch orK.„ u, .,„ ;im;kUn,r roaWOTW, on the
the other day. He was in easy evening of Victoria Hav, Mav .Mtli.
range, but naturally Jim had DO The course, which is "about three
m**' miles in length, will be from the top
The warm rain on Sundav, while o\ the hill to Keremeos Centre, re-
it spoiled several projected  pleasure turning by the west road anil finish*
excursions, gave ■ fine fillip to the ing sl the Chbonicu office.
mountain-side pastures and   to   the  	
bench-lands not yet reached by irri- Strayed
gstion.      At   the   same   time   there s"'V'd te the premises of tlie under* I
.             . ..      . signed aboul tomt rasru ama one brown
was a  heavy   lall   ol    snow   on   the ,„.,,,., brut-Jed with' diamond i on left hip.
mountain-tops, which will ensure a IfsotcUkssd witbbi thirty  Any*  will  lie
,                         .       . sold for expenses.
f(OOd supply i'l water tu the streams |i   \   |!xKl., ,,,
for the warm season. Ksfsmeoa Centre.
Gillsnder brothers, who left here
about a month BgO, bound for the
Nechaco valley with a view to locating land, returned tO Keremeos,
which   they   reached    on    Monday,
without accomplishing their object.
They found the weather so severe,
the mow so deep, and the difficulty
of fretting fodder or pasture for their
Tii   tbe   premises   of   the   undersigned
abosi Iwro > ear s ,i^,, ,i buckskin roan home
(entire) 3 or 4yeafs old. Branded li^rnre
12 on ryrkl hip.    It not claimed within len
days rrom data of this noliee will be   sold.
FRANK St Ki'Kisi .
Keremeos Centre, .May 5lli, 1909,
horses so great, thai  the.   decided Kee^'S   ReStaiirailt
to abandon their queet before reach*
\'ou e.ui get
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
ing the Nechaco.
The B.C. Fruit Land Co. has occupied a strategic point in pjscing
at the lake side at Sicamous a bulletin calling the attention of ti aiders to the Similkameen, It is i
large signboard, Ux.io feet, upon
which sre Ml forth In concise terms
the attractions of the   \ alley.    The
company has also put a   neatly  let-      Plea,   Cakes,   Doegftest.   or   Him nits
tered si;;n at the Central   hotel,   its made «lien ordered.
office al  Keiemeos  Centre,   and    intends to  put    appropriate   slops   o.l   Q^    Q^    FEELER.
TwvnU-iMU' Meals tor Six   Hollars.
Mi if,illi r our loavt's will In*   of  regular
unilonn weight which Wt N ill sell as lollow s
OlM lot   tt'M   iVIl.N.
Three foe twt-iii\-ii\f «t nu.
l-'oui Inn for one dollar.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Hiao Oki-ice,      ..       ..       SttBaaaooKB, Cmkbec.
Capital and Reserve,
its neu   olliee   (now   I'rosser's   h.ii-
ness shop! when it moles in.
For a luxurious Shave,
Hair-Cut or Bath go to
Booster's donsorial fltarlor
A fine line of Cigars ahd Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. SAUNDERS, Keremeos.
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirement! of depositors consistent  with
conservative banking principles.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of SI.00 and upwards received,  subject to no delay in  withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
General Clearing Sale
English Prints.
Dress Goods.
Ladies' and Men's shoes.
Saddlery and Harness.
Plows and Harrows.
Farm Implements of every description.
Wagons and Trucks.
We mean to move our goods regardless of price and if you are looking
for bargains do not fail to call and
look over our line.
Frank Richter & Co.
Druggists and Stationers
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Freighting, Praying, and GenersI 1-ivery Business.       Grain and Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.


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