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Array Keremeos Trumpet
Vol. i.
No. 44
Notary Public.
Agenl for :
London ft Lancashire Kire Ins.  Co.
Ocean Accident anil Guarantee Co,
Kkrkmkos. B. C
Contractor and Builder,
Residence al Old Townsite, or Inquire
ai this office.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
L.O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
^_ full moon in each month
- njT^;80  iu    Keremeos    Town     Hall
Vurtlng members cordially invited.
C I.. Ci mmim.s, \v. at,
D. Meci wny.lt. S.
One team of work horses, weight about
I.I cwt. each. Harness ami wagsa, in
good condition. Enquire at this olliee or
of J. K. Coulter, W. It. Armstrong's
lower ranch.
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J.  SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Thermometer Readings
January 15
28 above
4 abov c
16   "
10    "
40    "
15    "
42    "
_><»    "
41.    "
32    "
40    "
27    "
M   "
3H    "
On Wednesday nighl the steamer Okanagan vvas able to effect   i
landing al Penticton anil   vestenlav
the   Penticton   itage   began   once
more to run on its old schedule time
delivering the wail here at noon, in
time   to   connect   with   the    Hedley
The rip*bing*bang at fireworks,
heralding tbe Chinese New Year,
began on Wedneeday and no doubt
will be continued lor some days vet.
The wearer of the pig-tail does not
worry himself over good resolutions]
at New Year's time but provides
himself with plenty of "um-ka-pa"
and enters the festive season determined to make the most of it.
There is a revival of interest in
"bridge" in Keremeos.
Jas. UcCreath of the (ireenwood
Liquor Company was in town yesterday.
C. A. McDonald went to Oroville
1 on Wednesday afternoon returning
the next day.
Prom IS below zero to 46 above
is a biy change but vve haven't
heard anybody kick.
(ieo. Cawston and Wm. Gillespie
attended a  dance   at   Penticton   on
Wednesday evening.
Rev, A. II. Cameron returned
home on Wednesday alter a short
visit ut Spokane and a   shorter  one
ai Greenwood.
Mr. G. H.  Murphy and   daughter
of Carhcrry, and Mrs. (i. C. Armstrong of Winnipeg,   are expected
to arrive to-day on a visit to friends
in Keremeos.
Peb. 12th has been fixed as the
dale for "Ici On Parle Francais," a
laughable farce in one acl, to be
presented by local talent in the town
hall.     further particulars later.
The water pipes lending to theii.
N. lank at the depot here froze up
during the cold weather and gave
the section men considerable trouble
in restoring lhem to a state of usefulness.
Yesterday was Chinese New Year
and was duly celebrated with much
eclat by the celestials of Keremeos.
People dependent upon chinks for
domestic wotk vvill be at a loss till
the celebration, which usually lasts
an indefinite time, is over.
Sid Brown, formerly conductor
on the run from Oroville to Keremeos and lately on a freight run
Iron: (irand Forks to Oroville, was
in town between trains yesterday.
He has quit railroading and has in
sii^ht an occupation more to his
Judging from remarks which we
have heard there will be quite a
number from here attend the masquerade ball at Hedley on Pebruarj
5th.    The committee in charge of
, lhe ball have secured the upper
floor of Shatford's store for the occasion and are preparing to give all
who attend lhe lime of their lives.
"With the thermometer register*
ing about <t0 below zero in the
Okanagan banana belt, and from
45 to 60 below in other parts of the
interior, Phoenix has evidently been
enjoying balmy weather with its
minimum of 2<> below." Phoenix
Pioneer. This is hut a mild sample
of the "news" with which the
Pioneer, under the present manage*
ment, resales ils readers.
Ladies' Aid.
The meeting of the Ladies' Aid
held at the residence of Mrs. D. J.
Innis on Wednesday afternoon was
well attended and the membership
roll increased by two new names.
Mrs. Robertson was appointed
vice-president to till the vacancy
caused by the removal of Mrs.
Walker and Mrs. I). J. Innis treasurer in place of Mrs. Hurt, resigned.
The secretary, Mrs. Keeler, presented a report showing that since
the organisation of the society last
summer 1133.25 has been raised
and expended in providing chairs
and a pulpit for the church.
It was decided to hold a "birthday" parly on Tuesday evening,
Keb. 2nd, full particulars of which
a/ill be given by individual notices
and iu the next issue of this paper.
Fortunes were easily obtained in
Keremeos yesterday, or at least the
assurance of them. The only substantial part, however, went into
the long soek ofthe fortune teller.
C. A. McDonald returned on
Tuesday from an extended visit to
the prairies. He spent Christmas
with his parents at Mortlach, Sask.
and since then has been in Calgary
most of the time. He was there
during the cold snap and had an
experience ot the 50-below-zero
weather. He says the people of
Calgary arc interested in the Similkameen and reporta the sale of several more fruit lots across the river
which practically cleans up the subdivision,    No.   45S,    which   he    lias
been engaged  iu  selling.    Several
settlers Irom Calgary  vvill   take   up
their residence here about the first of
' April.
The municipal elections throughout the province developed close
and exciting contests in a few instances but in the majority oi cases
the public displayed the usual cool
indifference to civic affair* and elections by acclamation were the
order of the day. lu this rasped
Grand Forks citiaena certainly dia*
tinguished themselves, nominating
only two aldermen where six  were
required.     As provided   by   statute
in such cases the mayor and   alder*
men elected trade   appointments  to
till the vacancies.
A lit tic fracas which started with
a dog Sgbt and ended in the police
court took place at the Keiemeos
meat emporium on Wednesday.
The principals were 'Mac' McAuley
and Charlie White, the latter afterwards having to appear on a charge
of assault Charlie had been touching the "high spots" for several
days and the usual penalty oi $3
and costs was handed out by the
dispenser of justice.
Truth Bad Enough.
Various papers throughout the
country, foolishly imagining that
the prestige of their particular locality would suffer from the intense
cold that recently prevailed, haye
■ought to mitigate the effects by
false reports regarding the temperatures at other places.
The Similkameen valley, the lower portion of which is justly famous
for its genial climate, has been
freely used by these papers in their
false comparison and the mis-statements have been passed on from
one to another.
We do not wish to imply that
while the rest of Canada was stru^-
t^linir in the grip ot an exceptionally
cold wave that the Similkameen
was exempt. It was cold, bitterly
cold, here, and we felt it all the
more from ihe fact that we are not
used to such hand-outs from the
Weatbet man anil were not prepared for il. It was an experience of
intense cold that old timers of 40
years' residence here have never
seen equalled and which may not
occur again for another 40 years.
A true Statement oi the facts is bad
enough without making it any
worse than it was, and vve trust
that newspapers which have been
I mis-led into reporting temperatures,
of 60 below in the Similkameen will
ilo the graceful thing and correct
the BrTOng impressions which they
have given their readers.
We reprint the minimum temperatures, published in last week's
issue, which prevailed at Keremeos
durinir the cold spell and will vouch
for the correctness ol the same.
Prior to these reading* the lowest
mark reached by the thermometer
this winter was 10 degrees above
zero. The figure* represent the
number of decrees below zero for
the ten days beginning Jan. 5; they
were : I.!, 14, 12, 14, 15, 10, IS,
Id, S,  10.
In the hijfh altitudes near the
source oi this valley lower tempet-
atuies naturally prevailed, but it is
unfair and misleading to lirst BXag*
gerate .mil then quote them as indicating the temperature lor the Si-
lhe foregoing Bgurea show   that
the lowest dip the thermometer took
was 18 below and that only for a
very brief interval. A comparison
of these Sgures, with those rating
on the outside, will show that even
during the cold wave the Similkameen maintained its enviable reputation of possessing a climate whieh
is not excelled anv -where in Canada
unless vve take into consideration
the moist atmosphere of the  Pacific
coast Demonstration in Well  Boring.
E. L. Bogart of Vancouver, who
superintended the laying oi the bi^r
pipe line for the Irrigation ditch
here last fall, is reported by his
brother J. II. to have made what
promises to become a very profitable investment On leaving here
last December Mr. Bogart went to
Seattle where he became interested
in a new well-borini. drill which the
Standard Well Drilling & Prospect*
ing Co. oi that  city  were  turning
out.     Convinced that it was a good
thing he invested $1,000 in it and
being a mechanic himself remained
in the shops to assist in perfecting
it. He also assisted in running the
machine when ihe following test,
reported by the "Post Intelligencer,"
was made :
"Engineers, contractors and owners of arid lands in the eastern part ol
the state witnessed a demonstration
ofthe new automatic drill of the
Standard Well Drilling 0 Prospecting Company, ot this city, al
Georgetown, Thursday.
"It took the machine seventeen
minutes to drill a four-inch ho'e
sixty feet deep, including the time
required to couple the pipe joints.
The actual drilling time was nine
anil one-half minutes. Por the first
ten leet it took the diill one and
one-half minutes; the seco.id ten
leet, one and one-half minutes; the
third ten leet, one and a quail cr
minutes;  the   fourth   ten   led,   one
and three-fourth* minutes; the fifth
ten feet, one and one-half minutes,
and lor Ihe last ten feel, tWO minutes. The last tweniy feet ot the
shall was drilled through hard
cement claj
"The machine is worked by compressed air, and is provided with
vacuum tanks. As l,i>t as lhe drill
bores its way into the earth the
particles of dirt or soil cut loose by
the drill point ate sucked up through
tlie pipe shall and deposited in the
Vacuum tanks.
''Although the hole drilled by thc
machine was only four inches, by
Changing the pipe the drill can he
made to bore a hole twelve inches
in diameter.
"The  machine   can   he   used   lor
gold mining, oil well boring, coal
proepetting, ga* well boring, etc."
Since the lest the shares have.advanced in value from 3d cents to
SI.(Kl each. The company are se-
Curing patents for both Canada and
lhe Slates
standing oil' the advances of Jack
PrOSl are cast aside and the average Olaltaian has resumed his usual
COetume of overalls and shirt sleeves.
School reopened on Monday having  been  discontinued  during  the
cold spell.
L. M. Lyon returned last week,
from a month's visit to his brother
near Bellingham, Wash. He says
although the thermometer showed
only two or three degrees below-
zero, yet the cold was felt more
acutely than here on account of the
humidity. Here in the dry belt 20
below is not so keenly felt as 2 be- [
low at the coast.
A surprise party surprised Olalla
last Saturday night, when several
large aletgba landed a crowd at the
hotel just before eight o'clock. All
the party came from Keremeos
Centre, and a merry time ensued,
as is usual when the young folks
from the Centre start out to do
thing*. There were between thirty
and flirty present and the dining
room was soon cleared for dancing,
which was kept up until midnight
Music was supplied by Messrs W.
Paly, H. A. Barcelo, A. Mattiee
(violins) and W. Hen/ie, accordion.
Supper was served at midnight and
the sleigh hells jingled merrily
through the still air as the party
drove away down the main street
for home.
The current issue ofthe North
West Mining News contain* a descriptive write-up oi the Carbon Hill
Coal ft Coke Company's properly
near Murmis Station in the Crow's
Nest country. Two good half-tone
illustrations accompany the write-
up, one a panoramic view of the
whole property, the other allowing
development work which has been
done. lhe property is estimated
to contain 272 millions of tons of
coal ol excellent quality and once
lhe projected railway* are completed and the tariff removed from coal
lhe promoters expect to find a ready
market for their output in Spokane.
This is the proposition that George
Loudon is seeking to interest capital
in on his present trip easl. ll looks
like a winner and vve wish him all
possible success in his efforts.
When In
atop at the
Central Hotel
nlt-l —
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
Ton lists
anil Land seekers.
Headquarters lor fill
Blags Koutes.
I.iverv Stable
in connection.
Good table,
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms .
I'Yce 'bus to anil from
all trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
Ibe snowfall up at the summit
has so far been very light; only
aboul 15 inches. This means an
early spring up there unless more
Of the beautiful arrives in the interval. There is ample time for lots
of snow yet.
After twelve days of below zero
Wculhcr    vve    are   now   enjoying   a
balmy temperature of .'<> de^. above.
Overcoats, miu-. fm  cape ami  all
the   paraphernal! i     requisite    tor
All   kinds  ol  Sheet   Metal   Work   in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
BA. I   I KOI llllM.   A   Sfll I VI. I V.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting ami cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Estimate* furnished   on application.
Leave orders at
Keiemeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keremeos, B.O.
The Big Store.
TOCK-TAKING time will soon
be here and we  must clear out the
balance of our goods left over from
the Christmas trade in order to make
room for the new stock.
This will be done at greatly reduced
" Royal Household " Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to show our floods.
Keremeos Commercial Go
y^p_i_i_iP»MiMqyyyiiiayy The Keremeos Trumpet
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in  advance.
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fa-fll insertion, 10c per tine each Mihvqui-nl insertion.
Land notices Certificates of improvement,etc.. $8.00
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three nisei tions for $2.0(1. UoCftl reading notices,
25c. pgtr line lirst insertion. l.V. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. HROWN. Publisher.
Fruil Culturist, Thomas; Plums
and Plum Culture, Waughj Peach
Culture, Pultonj Soils, Millard;
Soils, Kinjj; Farming with Green
Manure, Harlan. These can he
secured through the Summerland
Driii,' Co.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 22,   1909.
B. C. Climate.
"Ii would be a good thing if the
weather vve have just passed through
were Ihe means oi stopping all the
nonsense, not to say falsehoods,
spiead through the prairies and the'
OM Country in reijard to the 'Cali-
fomia of Canada.' It is a shame
to delude people who have lived for
years in the bitter cold of the great
wheat belt Into the belief thai when
they have crossed the Rockies they
have seen the laal ol zero weather,
and the reaction is bound to affect
the settlement of Hritish Columbia.
As far as the Okanagan valley is
concerned, there is no reason to he
ashamed ol lhe climate, winter and
summer, or lo misrepresent it, and
llie writer says this on the authority
of IS years' residence in the interior
Of B, C. Were the plain, unvarnished t mill told, none the less
would be though) ofthe Okanagan
by the prospective settler, and it is
time thai   an   end   was   put   to   the
cliberations (hat have been current.
"The average   winter   climate   of
the Okanagan is absolutely delightful; we say average advisedly, because last week vvas exceptional
and Ibe sort of thing thai must be
looked    for    every    three    or    four
years in greater  or less   degree.
Yet,  why should   it   be   concealed ?
No reasonable being  expect-, good
weather day in and day out, year
afler year, in any latitude, unless
he has been tilled with fairy tales,
which he is simple enough to believe. And the people who are manufacturing and apreading these fairy
tales are doing t.ir more harm than
good 10 the Country they are seeking to benefit.    Kelowna Courier.
What the Courier My* oi the
Okanagan is true of the Similkameen and. vve have reason lo believe, Oi all lhe fiuit valleys of Mtil-
ish Columbia.     Our climate lagOOd
enough   without   being   miarepre*
seuled. Any person coniim.' here
with W UWW conception of it will be
more than pleased, ll is only those
who have been misinformed and
find conditions different lo what
ihev were led to expect that will
he dissatisfied. Misrepresentation
nevei did any good. Its effects
are quite the opposite.
Professor Thornher, the eminent
horticulturist of Pullman State
Horticultural and Experimental
Station, in writing to Mr. Agtlf of
Summerland, recommends the following books as well worth reading
by    every    orchardisl :     American
"In different sections of the province" says the Nelson News "meetings are being held and interesting
addresses are being delivered on
the commercial aspect of the fruit
industry. Nothing particularly new
has ao far come to the front but it
has been invariably pointed out
that co-operation is essential to
success. Individual efforts it is admitted, cannot hope to attain the
same measure of success commercially, however well directed, as
those obtained by a fully organized,
heartily supported and well managed growers' association. Mr. Maxwell Smith, of Vancouver, after declaring that the most successful
fruit business just south of the international line, thai of Hood
River, has been wholly built up by
the hearty co-operation of all directly concerned in the industry, went
on to say that the reason so much
fruit from over the border vvas sold
in Canada vvas that it vvas betler
packed and betler graded. He
mentioned that it was one of the
laws of the country that every box
of apples should have the growers'
name on it, and for their own protection it vvas for lhe merchants and
wholesalers of Canada to see that
this regulation was complied with.
This is sound advice that every
fruit grower will appreciate and it
should be acted on during the coming season."
ITeremeos Hardware
Cook Stoves
and Heaters.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS     -      -      PROPRIETOR.
6 per cent, off for eaeh.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
Stabling        M,
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt at (rui ion to all customers.
Land-seekers and   Tourists invited to give ns a trial.
Boys' Clothing
Ladies' Hose
Shirts and Overalls
Boots and Shoes
Builders and Contractors
lame,  Cement,  Cement  Weeks and  Hrick  lor sale.
Plastering   Masonry    Painting   Paper-Hanging
Estimates given for all ami every kind Wt Cement Work
and Huililin_ generally.
Write ns for prices. Pislance no object.
G. MILBURN. Latest From Olalla.
rhuraday, Jan. _M. Word has
been received here that work is to
commence at the Bullion on Feh.
1st. The Working force, for the
present, will he one shift of two
There was a dance and supper
last Friday Diffflt at the Sampliclil
residence which was largely attended and lasted till nearly daylight.
Arthur Sniitherani returned on
Monday from a lengthened visit to
Montana. He savs there are a
number of unemployed in the large
towns in lhat state and things are
exceedingly dull. In Arthur's
opinion there is no place like home.
George Price came down on Tuesday from his cabin up Cedar Creek,
his first trip since November. He
has caught half a dozen marten, all
large, prime dark skins, and of the
hlgheet market value. He left
■gain to-day for another   long   stay
in his cabin.
Now that the cold snap is past
history several prospectors are
■gain at work on their claims.
I.. M. Lyon is doing assessment
work on the Black Diamond, |. li.
Wallace on the Prince of Wales and
John Buchan on the   Copper   Kiiij,'.
Many ol the residents have heen
picking over their store of potatoes
after the severe attack of Jack
Frost. Some have lost half, some
more and some less. Looks as if
tlie price of potatoes will go up in
this section.
On  Monday   evening   a   dance,
tree to all comeis, was given in the
rvrui^er Hall by Mis. Keller and the
Krugvr brothers to celebrate the
birthday of Theo. (Babe.) Kruger.
Dancing started at 8 p. in. and was
kept up till (>:30 a. m. Tuesday
morning, everybody having a rif,'hl
royal time. Refreshments were
served about tw i a. in. when everybody had a good tuck-in. The
music was supplied hy the Fairview
string   hand   and   these   gentlemen
certainly  gave the greateal  satis.
taction. About twenty couples
were on the floor.
It is reported lhat li. K. Volaw
has been asked to superintend the
laying of the  steel   from    Kereineos
to Princeton.    There appear* to he
little room lor douht thai Ihe work
will commence early next spring.
Heathen, though they arc, the
Chinese have one custom which
mi^'lil be adopted with advantage
by our own people.     It is that   of a
general BOjiwring up of all accounti
at the end of their year and start int.
the new year with a clean sheet.
They also hold the fust seat in the
front row when it comes to dispensing presents. At this time of the
year they have a tfift of some sort
for everybody with whom they have
any buafhe** dealing!,
Epsomite at Osoyoos.
Fpsomite, which is sulphate of
magneeia or epeom salts in its
native state, appears to exist in
Jari_e quantities and in a state of
exceptional purity in the Okanagan
valley near the boundary line. Considerable attention has recently been
directed to a deposit of this well
known cathartic found near Oroville
and  J.   P.   Gordon,   C. B.   of this
place, informs ihe Trumpet that
there is a larj,re deposit of it at
Spotted Lake near Osoyoos.
He states that his attention was
drawn to a vein of translucent
crystalline matter which could be
traced the length of the lake and
beyond. A rancher living near by
had staked it as a mineral claim,
thinking it was borax, which it resembled in appearance as well as in
its behavior when fused.
A sample was sent to Vancouver
to be analyzed and when the report
came back lhat it was epsom salts
and not borax, interest in the find
apparently waned.
Epeom salts derives its name
from tlie fact that it was originally
prepared by boiling down the mineral waters at Epeom, England.
The commercial article is now generally prepared by chemical processes from the siliceous hydrate of
magnesia. Deposits of epsomite,
which, as slated above, is the article
in a comparatively pure state and
only requires refining, are said to
be very rare. The nearest refinery
is in the eastern states and freight
rates would make it unprofitable to
ship the crude product so far for
treatment, b it if further prospecting
and development WO(h shows ep-
.unite to exist in tllfc quantities
■hich the indications tvould lead
one to believe, and the demand for
the refined article warrants it, we
see no reason why the product
should not be treated where it is
Similkameen Land Dletrlct.
Ml Kll I   Ol-    \ U.K.
Take notice thai I, William Waff, land
agent,  Intend to apply lot   permission to
Builders' Supplies.
CXrriaoe Building, Rkpair-
inc. ani> Painting
Opposite the Central Hotel.
P    .BROMLEY,       Lumber
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Kstimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country prompt h
Contractor and Hniklcr.
KnuMBoe, B.C.
■ l
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
i::;;;!;s:;;;r,o.;,;:r!;^d..s.a-,.:rs;a;;Ki; IfTPFMEfiQ MF AT MABIf FT
a^zizzmmt^f^, AII nil lu 11Uo lull AI luAntYLl
Ihence norih _'() chains, Ihence e.isi _'ll
chains, Ihence soulh 1(1 chains, ihence
west 20 chains to lhe point of commencement, bring about ihe area within which
Im s .in island between lots 173aad 176and
the Similkameen river and containing
aboul Maerea lo  winch  ihis application
r.-l.-i s
Will IAN RlMO.
Keiemeos.   U.C.,   Decenili.l   17,   MM.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Apex Mineral Claim.
Situate in tin* Similkameen Oi\ ision of
Vale Mining Diatrict Where local*
ed   On Manor)  Moimiain,  adjoining
the Eclipse group on the cast.
"T»AKE NOTICE that the  Kelipse   M,„-
**     Ing find Milling Company, Pree Miner's   Certificate   No.    119,733,   intend,   60
days Irom lhe date hereof, to apply  to Ihe
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvementa, I'm ihe purpoao  of obtaining
fi Crown Crant of lhe INN claim.
And further lake notice that fiction,
under seclion .17, must he commenced he-
fore the issuance of such Certificate of
Dated this 33rd d.,y of Deeeraber, 1908.
Eii.ii'sk Minim, and MILLING CoifpANV.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orden for Cured  Meats,  Fish and  Poultry promptly
nnd satisfactorily filled.
GEO. CAWSTON. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
Shut in by the mountains and only to be
reached by stage, the Valley was not known. Now the Railway is completed to Keremeos and they are busy grading on
to the Coast. When completed this will place the Valley
within 180 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
8 and 10 Acre
Per Acre
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
We have laid out a Town Site at Keremeos, and the surrounding land in 3, 5 and 10 acre plots. A
COMPLETE SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION is under construction and is expected to be completed this fall.
7th & 8th Ave.
$250.00 each
Now is the time to come and get a piece
of this property while it is going at the present price, for
when the water is running on the ground it will double in
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
Home-seekers or excursionists from the
East have a choice of routes to Keremeos. The Great Northern Railway, which taps the Prairie Provinces at numerous
points, furnishes a quick, comfortable and convenient means
of reaching the Similkameen at rates the same as to corresponding points on the C.P.R. Or excursionists may come as
far as Midway over the Crow's Nest branch ofthe C.P.R. and
the remaining 90 miles over the Great Northern.
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
Remember the meeting  of the
Fruit Growers tomorrow  afternoon
at 3 o'clock and be on hand.
John Ktiowles of Olalla returned
home last Thursday from Victoria
where he had been on a visit.
A pleasant evening was spent at
the home of Mrs. Daly on Friday
last by a party from Keremeos.
A lady's rinir, found at the church
after the opening services last fall,
still awaits it> owner at this office.
F. Schneider left on Friday last
for Winnipeg, the object of his trip
being to adjust some business interests.
Rev. Mr. Hibbert of Penticton
spent from Saturday till Monday in
Keremeos and occupied the pulpit
ofthe church most acceptably twice
on Sunday.
lhe additional snow that fell on
Sunday nighl made fair sleighing,
and everybody who owned a sleigh,
or could beg, borrow or hire one,
took advantage of the opportunity
for a aletgh i ide.
The Keremeos Land Company are
fitting up the rooms vacated by C
V. Prosser, as an office for their
own use and Messrs Armstrong and
Ring expect to be comfortably located in their new quarter* by Monday.
K.    H.    Drummond,    Hox   111,
Kamloops, will, with tbe idea of|
starting a South African Veteran*
association to cover all who served
in any South Aliican campaign anil
are Hriiish subjects, be f,rlad to re-!
ceiveiiamesandaiklies-.es so that
he may communicate with them.
During the recent cold spell Mr.
F. Richter had a quantity of apples
Irozen in his new cement apple
house, while those in the old root-1
house came through alright. The
new building waa, frost proof till the
mercury dropped below zero but
beyond that it was rather a disappointment
J. II. Bogart, who has been finishing the flume work for the Keremeos Land Company on their irrigation ditch, and was delayed owing to the severity of the weather,
at last completed  his   contract   and
left on Tuesday  for  Vancouver to
join his brother L. L. Thev will
return aboul lhe   middle   i'l   March
and superintend the turning of the
water into the  pipes.
The executive committee of the
rinding club will meet tomorrow
(Saturday) evening and make its
selection of books for the first instalment of the library. Intending
members should leave their Ices
and the list of books they wish to
have ordered with secretary W. M.
Frith before that time. It is intended that there shall be no further delay in getting the library in
The    distribution   of   prizes,    to
which the pupils of the public
school have been looking forward
ever since the holidays, and which
has been delayed owing to the
severity of the weather, will take
place at the school house this (Friday) evening. A short program
will be rendered by the pupils and
an opportunity afforded for dancing
afterwards. A cordial invitation is
extended to all.
On Monday evening the quiet
stillness of the lower town was disturbed by a din which suggested
that Ashnola lohn and  a   bunch   of
brat es must have left the reserve
and taken the war path. The cause
of the commotion, however, proved I
to be nothing more formidable than
a bunch of merry-makers from the
Centre, who had equipped themselves with the biggest sleigh that
could be secured, a tour-horse team,
and an orchestra consisting of a'
cow bell and it brass horn, and were
taking advantage of the opportunity afforded bv the fall of snow the
night before for a sleigh ride. We
appreciated the serenade thev gave
the Trumpet office and the kind invitation to join in the frolic.
During the recent cold snap manv
residents had their vegetables frozen
on account of having no proper place
in which to keep them. In view of
this the following method, if adopted in cooking Irozen potatoes, will
result in the tubers being placed on
the table without any trace of
them having been frozen. Have
a pot of boiling water on the range,
then drop the potatoes in one at a
time, allowing the water to come to
a boil again after each one has been
placed in the pot. They may be
left in this water until thoroughly
cooked and then have the jackets
removed; or again you may let the
potatoes remain in the boiling waier
for say 10 minutes, then remove and
peel, replacing them in fresh water
to be cooked. l')o not wash potatoes before placing iu pot. Frozen potatoes baked in a hot oven
show no sign of having been frozen
when cooked. Frozen apples are
even more delicious if thoroughly
baked alter heing frozen solid.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Office,
Capital and Reserve,
Savings  Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,  subject  to no delay in  withdrawal  of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
it F. Richter & Co. 8
X Dealers in General Merchandise.
You will tave money by dealing here during the year 1909.
Our stock is complete and carefully selected. Our prices are
as low as the lowest.
Our specialty Five Roses Flour
Acclintattied Tested Stock.
Seeds, Trees, Plants for the
Farm, Garden Lawn
Or Conservatory.
Reliable v.in.'ins .ii   reasonable prut's.     No it-MiTs, no scale, nil tinni^,tt-
i.mi \o daensge sitv k,    No wind) sgenl
lO nuno\   \ o\\.
r.Mr.i « Inn*v  lot   ol  (mil   tuts   now
coming on for thr fall trade-, consisting
oi 30,000 Poach, IV.", Plain .oui i her-
r\;   "(J.ooo Appli' in lending   varieties)
100,000   small   fruit    plants.       Slriillv
hone grown without irrigation and onr
own propagation from bearing stock*
Tons of ltuil»s for fill planting. Choice
grass ami grain S0Ods always in stork.
Fertilisers, Bee supplies, spi.u
Pumps, Spraying materials, Cut Flowers, etc. Oldest established nurseries
on thr mainland of it. Ci   Catalogue
Greenhousei   »voio Westmlnstei Road,
Branch nurseries!   S.  Vancouver*
Druggists and Stationers
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Freighting, Dnjring, and Qenersl l.ivery Business.       Gniifl and Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.


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