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Array The Keremeos
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InH 4. 1910        II
Vol. II.
KEREMEOS,  B. C, FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 31,  1909.
No. 41
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
REAL ESTATE, MINES.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Keremeos, B. C.
EZRA MILLS,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS, B.C.
J. A. BROWN,
Notary Public.
CONVEYANCING.   CUSTOMS BROKERAGE.   FIRE INSURANCE
Office   ....    Keremeos, B.C.
JOHN KNUDSON,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
G. MILBURN
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
LIME
CEMENT •> For Sale
BRICK
Keremeos, B.C.
LOCAL NOTES.
E. M. Crooker left on Monday on
a business trip to Vancouver.
O. H. Carle held a shooting match
on Christmas day in which chickens
were the stakes.
Superintendent Morgan had his
car hitched to Tuesday's train for a
trip up the valley.
Thos. Daly leaves next Monday
for Portland, Oregon, where he will
attend school during the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Gillespie of Hedley returned home yesterday after a
brief honeymoon trip to Spokane.
Quite a number of Keremeosians
will attend the masquerade ball to
be held in Princeton this evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, the new
host and hostess of the Alkazar,
gave a ball in the house last evening.
Dr. McEwen has decided to take
up his residence at Hedley and to
make trips to Keremeos as occasion
SIMILKAMEEN ! requires.
L.O.L.No.1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
lhe full moon in eaeh month
in Keremeos Town Hall
Visiting members cordially invited.
I"   I    (VvMivr.s. IV   M.
D.  McCuriiv.R. S.
St aire Lines.
Kkremeos-Hedlev Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
at I p.m.; connecting wilh all stag, s   east
and west, arrives in Hedley at 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, at
H a.m., arrives in Keremeos at II a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Keremeos-Penticton Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves Petttieton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 a. in., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. E. WeLBV, Propretor.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trade—George Kirby. President; R. It. Carmichael, Seeretary.
Similkameen Farmers' Exchange— J. J.
Annslrong. President; \V. M. Frith, Secy.
Public Sehool Board — George Kirby,
Eira Mills, R. Elmhirst, Secretary.
Customs' Office—W. M. Frith, Sub-Collector.
Presbyterian Church—Rev. A. tl. Cameron, Pastor.
Methodist Church—Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, H.A., I'astor.
Church of England Sunday services :
H.JO a.m., Holy Communion, and at midday first Sunday in month ; II a. m., Matins i 7.30 p.m., Evensong. Rev. A. H.
Ransome, M. A., Incumbent.
Constable and Deputv Game Warden
M. B. Kwart.
Coroner—Dr. M. D. McEwen.
Justices of the Peace—T. W. Coleman,
Frank Richter.
Postmaster and Telephone Agent—Geo.
Kirby.
Member of Parliament—Martin Burrell,
C.iand Forks, P. O.
Member Provincial Assembly—L. W.
Shatford, Penticton P. O.
Town Hall—J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.
Keremeos Hall -Geo. Loudon, Mgr,
Oram Northern Ry-Daily train, arrives
10:.to a. in., leaves at 2 p.m., H. A. Cook,
Agenl.
Mails-Daily from the west via Hedley
Stage! from east via G. N. Ry. ;Tri-week-
y via Penticton Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business institutions see .uKeiti, in, nts in thii paper.)
J. R. Shaw moved yesterday from
the ranch which he recently sold
to Mr. Spencer to the house he has
rented from Geo   Milburn.
The Keremeos Reading Club received as a Christmax box fron.
G. H. Knowling of Victoria a book
entitled "The Art of Living Long."
Geo. Allison left on Monday for
Long Beach, Calif., and will spend
most of the winter with friends
there and at other points in the
south.
Owing to a rush of business in
the saddlery line, F. Prosser of
Princeton came down on Monday
and is helping his brother C. V.
over the holiday time.
George Northern and Herbert
Cole lost their lives, and Charles
•Mclvor barely escaped drowning
through the overturning of a canoe
on Kootenay lake on Sunday.
It is reported that the townsite of
Midway, owned by a Montreal company of which Peter Lyall, contractor, is president, has been sold to
the Kettle Valley railway company
for $45,000.
Geo.'Connors and a partner from
Nighthawk came up on Monday,
bound for the wilderness east of
Penticton. They have an elaborate
trapping outfit and expect to make
a good haul of furs.
The party of G. N. surveyors
working under Mr. Russell have
finished their work above Princeton
and leave to-day for Oroville to he-
gin surveying the line up the Okanagan valley lo Penticton.
The Vancouver Information Bureau's Bulletin for December is to
hand, and is a   more  than   usually
interesting number. Among the
advertisements is one of the Similkameen valley which has already
brought inquiries to the secretary
of the Keremeos Board of Trade.
A subscriber writes : " I here
remitt you tl e subscripeson fo the
Papere for the year ninteen hundred
and nine and you stop the peper
from the first of the next year.
Yours Truley."   Sure thing we will.
J. H. Stanton, of Moncton, N.B.,
was in Keremeos from Saturday to
Monday, in the course of a tour
of the fruit valleys of British Columbia. He has been through the
Kootenay country, and after visiting
the Similkameen went next to the
Okanagan.
Single carloads of coal from
Princeton went through this week
to Grand Forks and other Boundary points, as instalments on large
orders, and a carload is expected in
Keremeos to-morrow, consigned to
Tweddle & Reith. The freight
charge from Princeton is $1.50 a
ton. If the mine owners are satisfied with decent profits, the price
here ought to be quite moderate.
Geo. CawstOO'l holiday display
of meats and poultry is the subject
if admiring comment on all hands.
A i :mmense variety of all kinds of
poultry and other meats fi'led the
shop in the early part of the holidays, making such a fine display
when it was artistically arranged
that it was photographed by Arthur
Mattiee for future record. Mr.
Cawston also sent a large quantity
up to Hedley.
To-day, the last day of the year,
the Keremeos-Hedley stage carries
the mail for the last time ; hereafter
Jim Hill will -tote it. The change
will work to the disadvantage of
the upper valley in one respect, for
the mail from Penticton, instead of
going through to Hedley the same
day, will now have to lie over at
Keremeos until the next day. The
westbound mail from Keremeos will
hereafter close at 10 o'clock instead
of 12, and the eastbound mail at
3.45 instead of 1.30.
Recognizing that S. Claus, Esq.,
would be overwhelmed with work
on Christmas day proper, the school
children of Keremeos summoned
him two days earlier than the usual
lime, to wit, on the evening of
Thursday the 23rd. The old gent
seemed to appreciate thc chance to j
ret in some overtime instead of
being rushed in regular hours, for
he brought so many gifts that it
required two Chtistmas trees to
hold them. The gathering was held
in the town hall, and an entertaining program of recitations, etc.,
was given by the youngsters.
Queer Accidents.
A series of curious accidents of
happily non-fatal character is reported from interior points. Miss
Everett, daughter of the proprietor
of the hotel at Tulameen, is the
victim of one of these. She was
suffering from neuralgia, and applied a hot water bag in the endeavor to assuage the pain. Ill-advis-
edly she filled the bag with boiling
water. It burst and she was so
badly scalded that she was taken to
hospital.
Mrs. Gheringer is the occupant
of another hospital cot at Vernon,
under treatment for blood poisoning
contracted through a scratch from a
slightly rusted hat-pin.
At Eholt a mining man named
Thorndyke is nursing a broken arm,
his souvenir of the dying activity of
a wounded buck that he had shot,
but which revived sufficiently to secure a partial vengeance upon the
hunter, who was endeavoring to
carve a trifle prematurely.
Breaking With Tradition.
Spokane, Dec. 27.—Glare-in-the-
Sun, i member of the Spokane
trib'., whose forefathers hunted and
fished and smoked, as they were inclined, while their faithful squaws
prepared the food, tanned the skins
of big game, and did other menial
tasks wi'hout a word of complaint,
created no little sensation among
the old-timers in Spokane when he
appeared in Riverside avenue carrying a papoose with an ease and indifference seemingly born of practice. His squaw, gowned in a
bright dress and shawl, walked by
his side, apparently unconscious of
any irregularity, and, judging from
its smile, the fat, eopper-hued youngster shared the satisfaction of his
parents.
Randall H. Kemp, a newspaper
man and mining prospector of thirty
years' experience in the Pacific
Northwest, says this is the first
time that such a sight has been
witnessed in Spokane. Glare-in-
the-Sun is a wealthy Indian, and
owns several large tracts of land on
the Columbia river.
Busy burglars in Vancouver blew
open three safes in one night last
week, but got very little spoil.
Becoming separated from his
companions last week, Thos. Know-
ling wandered for three days in the
woods near Kaien Island, and was
found by Matthew Kritz, who accompanied him to Prince Rupert.
When found the unfortunate man
was in a half famished condition,
having had nothing to eat Irom the
time that he lost his companions
until he was found. POINTS FOR IRRIGATORS.
Moisture in Soils and Methods
For Conserving It.
While irrigation has been practiced for many centuries in iome of
the older countries, the conservation itf irrigation Witters has not
heen given any serious attention
until the demands put upon the supplies nave shown the imperative
need for a greater duty to be performed by the waters available,
With the expansion ot irrigated
areas, and with tbe development at
Fruit interests, there is a cry on
every hand for more water. However, in many instances—in fact, in
most instances the available supply is ample for areas covered by a
given ditch where the water is
used properly. And the problem
really becomes one of how little
irrigation water to use instead of
how much.
The fruit-growers in the irrigated
sections can learn much about the
handling of water by studying the
work of the dry farmers, whose
crops must be produced solely by
the scanty rainfall their soil secures.
Of particular interest to the fruitgrower as well aa 10 the dry farmer
is the fact that as much as 95.6 per
cent, of the precipitation during the
winter months may, under SOOM
COnditioas( be stored up iii the
upper eight leet oi irrigated land ;
while ofthe maximum series a total
ol H2. 13 per cent, was thus stored.
Investigations go to prove that the
drier the soil is in the fall the greater vv ill be the amount oi the precipi-
so much  witter :is to further tbe
water-logging ofthe land." This is
one of the great dangers of winter
irrigation, or of the use of loo much
irrigation water, and   it   is   pointed
out that ;is the lower levels become
lilled with water, often even to the
surface of the soil, il btings about
the rise of alkali with its many unpleasant complications.
"The amount of witter that may
be stored safely in a soil depends
upon the water capacity of the soil,
the depth to which the sucking
roots are felt, the distance to Bll
impervious soil layer, and the climatic and cultural conditions prevailing on the farm. If the tanner has
some idea of these conditions, as
he should have, and   knows further
the approximate amount oi water
he is using, it should he possible lo
avoid the disastrous results that
follow the water-logging of agricultural soils in an arid district. The
haphazard methods still in vogue
i can only load to disastrous results."
far too many irrigated orchards
are given verv much more water
than they need, and the conservation of the winter precipitation
would largely reduce the amount of
irrigation water necessary. Dr.
Widtsoe's statements about waterlogging ol soils are especially important since so many orchard
sections  have   been   ruined   by   the
increasing alkilinity oi the  soil.
Fruit-Grower.
When In
Keremeos
stop at thc
Central Hotel
Sprcial attention to
Commercial Men,
Tourists
and Laiul-sivkiMs.
I lt'a_k|narttM*s for all
SUtjpe Routes.
I_ivc-rv Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Larxc. airv ami
comfortable rooms.
l'ree  bus to ami from
all trains.
Otto of* H.C. Fruit
I.am! Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
Flotsam.
be.
Slum Worker    What a   vvel
haved little boy he is !
tatlon that will be taken up by the     Burglar's Witt   And he comes
soil in the winter.     But   where  the  >\v   il   *******   nia'am.      His   poor
soil contained a relatively large por- j father always got   his   sentence   re-
centage of water in  the   fall   a   less  duced owin' to good behavior,
quantity  was   found   in the spring.
"What's the matter, daughter:'"
" I'erdy and   I   have   parted   forever."
" Um ! In that case I s'pOM hi
won't be around for a couple of
nights."
While this appears as a loss of
water from the soil, it is only because oi readjustment of the water
film due tO saturation. From the
investigation it was determined thai
the soil contained I7.S per cent, of
water lor saturation under field conditions, and the winter precipitations
were passed to a level below eight
feet. A large number of determinations were made which show conclusively thai ;is much as 5.5 of the
winter precipitations will reach the
soil to eight feet below the  surface.
The determinations go to show,
however, that when soils iii the fall
are nearly saturated, there is less
water in the eight foot level the
following spring. Ihis is accounted for by the fact that the water
undoubtedly passes to still lower
level
"So he praised my singing ?"
"Yea ; be said it was heavenly."
•'Really:-'"
"Well, something like that     He
said it was unearthly."
Ted    Isn't Tom thinking rather
seriously of getting married!'
Ned He couldn't have thought
very seriously about it, for he has
gone and done il.
lea, her    Johnnie, do you   know
what a blotter is }
It's   tie  t'ing
wot youse hunts  fer   while   de   ink
While fall plowing   did  not show ^e *    r-'
any   greater   increase   in   moisture .-Why doesn't some one  invent a
over   spring-plowed   land,   it    un- new puz/,L,....
doubtedly conserves the moisture at ..Cneer up ; lhe spring change of
levels below eight feet. By winter
irrigation it is possible to store up
quantities of water to be used early
in the next spring season. However, Dr. Widtsoe (an expert on
fruit Land culture and irrigation)
sounds the warning not   to   "apply
railway time-tables is about due."
Percy—" Um — er— er — ah — I
want—er—um—a "
Jeweler—" Certainly, sir. Samuel, bring me that tray of engagement rings."
HMiS®»ivli«iSiilH_i_i_li!i!i!S!
SHAW'S  BIG STORE.
HEADQUARTERS
SANTA CLAUS
We take tliis opportunity of extending1 the season's
greeting! to our many customer! who have
favored us with their patronage and
solicit   a  continuance of the
same.    To all we offer
our heartiest
wishes
for
A Merry Christmas and
A Happy New Year!
A suitable present for one and all can   be  bought
here.    Sec our goodl    get our prices.
A fresh stock of Fancy Chocolates just received.
Remember, cash buyers get a discount at our store.
J. R. SHAW.
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The Keremeos Chronicle.
Pltltlisltcl i-v.ry I'Viil.-tv at the offiiT,
Keremeos, It.C.
Subscription $2.00 a year. $1.00 lor six months,
in advance.
Advertising Rates.—Legal notices, 15c per line
first insertion, 10c per line each suhscqtient insertion.
Land notices -Certificates nf improvement,etc., $8.00
for ftfktay notices, $5.00 for JOntay notices. Contract
display advertising, 25c. per inch per week. Tran-
stent advertisements, such as Lost, Found, Wanted,
etc.. not exceeding one inch. $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions for $2.00. Local reading notices,
25c. per line first insertion, 15c. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. UKOWN. Publisher.
FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 31,  1909.
Valedictory.
It has been decided to discontinue
the publication of the Oinomii.i:,
and the present number will be the
last to be issued, unless it should
be found advisable at some future
time to resume the issue.
It is rather in view of the prospects of the immediate future than
on account of the course of the
business during the two years or so
since the Chronicle was established, that this step has been decided
on. At the beginning of 1908 it
Was apparent that a new era of
close settlement and horticultural
development was beginning for the
valley, and the Cmroxici.k was
established with the idea that while
it could hardly be expected to be
remunerative in the early stages, it
would nevertheless be a valuable
aid in the forward movement, and
that in the course of a couple of
years or so the growth of the community would have proceeded sufficiently far to justify it as a business
proposition. In some respects that
forecast vvas a correct one—what
was overestimated was the future
rate of progress. It is now evident
that some time must still elapse
before the district will begin to reap
the full advantage of its natural
endowments, and until that time
arrives it will not be advisable to
carry on such an expensive undertaking as a newspaper.
The Chronicle has had the loyal
support of its constituents, to the
fullest extent that could be expected
or asked for, and it is on account
of the future outlook rather than of
past experience that it is now discontinued. We do not by any
means regard it ;|s ■ mistake to
have started it ; it has served a
good purpose, and at the proper
time it may reappear and do so
again. For the present it bids its
readers good-by.
will be refunded on notifying us.
J. A. Brown will act as correspondent of the Gazette, and a portion
of that paper will be devoted to
Keremeos affairs.
Subscribers to the Chronicle who
are in arrears will oblige by settling
their dues as early as possible.
The Old Prospector's Love.
An arrangement has been made
with the Hedley Gazette by which
those subscribers to the Chronicle
who are paid in advance will be
sent the Gazette for the unexpired
term of their subscriptions ; or, if
they wish it  instead,   their   balance
[By R. VV. N.]
Poor Jimmy vvas a prospector who owned
a Mall 11 ails claim,
Located on the topmost   peak   of a   well
known mountain chain ;
He ilutf and delved for many a year vvith
shovel, piek and drill,
Hut when you asked him if he'd  sell,   his
eves vvith tears would fill—
"I cannot, oh, I cannot, for she's all the
world lo me I
I never had another  love  lhat   vvas   so
fair to see !
She assays hiirh in eopper, and in silver
she's not low,
In gold she   runs   near  twenty,   and   I
e.tnnot let her go."
All ttlrtMgti the long, liright   summer days
up on that lonely hill
Contentedly he'd swing his piek and pound
upon the drill ;
With eye to glass   he'd   scan   each   piece
and turn it every vvav,
Hut if you asked him name his  price he d
shake his head and say—
" I cannot, oh, I cannot," ete.
And after supper he would  sit   beside  his
cabin door,
And eagerly again he'd   scan   eaeh   little
piece of ore ;
lie 'A murmur  "She's a dandy,.'   and he'd
smile at what he'd said,
llul if you asked him what he'd  lake  he'd
only shako his bead
" I cannot, oh, I cannot,'' etc.
And so the time spoil swiftly on and Jimmy
older grew,
lle'il take all day to drill a hole about  in
ineh or two,
To make   his   gel-away   he'd   use   a   fuse
quite six feel long,
Hut if you asked lo  buy   the   elaim   you'd
get the same old song—
" I cannot, oh, I cannot,'' ete.
Al last the Reaper came   along  and laid
poor Jimmy low ;
We buried him in an   open   eul   in fifteen
feet of snow ;
In his beloved mountain now he sleeps lhe
time away ;
We often think   of Jimmy,   but   no   more
well I.ear liitn say—
"I cannot, oh, I cannot," ete.
Words of Wisdom From Hill.
K
eremeos Hardware
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Stoves and Ranges,
Paints, Oils.
COAL OIL. TURPENTINE. GASOLINE.
E. M. CROOKER.
PRINCETON
COAL
We have a car oi this fine domestic coal on order which
is expected to arrive soon.    Leave your order with us.
TWEDDLE & ELMHIRST.
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMEOS and HEDLEY, B. C.
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
Draying
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
D. J. INNIS,
Proprietor.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
J. J. Hill says on the subject of
" Future Transportation Requirements" : " Tlie problem ol Sliding
railroad equipment to-day is not
what it was ten years ago. There
are plenty of cars and engines.
What is needed now is terminals,
and thev are the hardest things to
get. The only way, if the road has
the motley, is to buy improved
property in desirable locations, tear
down the buildings, and erect terminals on the sites. That is dreadfully expensive. Also it may destroy whole business sections. But
where it can he done it may not
prove a simple business proposition
to got the money."
Eastern Townships Bank.
ESTABLISHED   1859.
Hkap Oi hu k,
Capital and Reserve,
Sin kukookk,  QuiMC
$5,000,000.00
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent  with
conservative banking principles.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject  to no delay in withdrawal  of all or any portion.
Ksrsmaoi Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting; Manager. ,
FIVE CHOICE 10-ACRE LOTS
PLANTED AND IN BEARING—Now For Sale at Reasonable Prices.
Before our great irrigation system was completed aiul before the railway was completed, many
settlers located on our fruit lands in the assurance that these necessary works were soon to be
carried out.
Now the works have been carried out, the water
courses have been laid, the railway runs through the
centre of the settlement, and the remainder of our
lands are still open on the same terms. The very
lies! time forthe fruit grower to settle at Keremeos
is right now.
DON'T DELAY—The time is short during
which you can get in on the ground flour and secure
a tract of virgin land in the heart of one of the very
choicest fruit-growing districts of the province.
Before another year passes it is altogether likely
that every foot of it will be taken up.
Our fruit lamls are free from timber and rock
and are ready for planting. No mountain side, but
in the centre of a beautiful valley and a prosperous
settlement.
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 $175 to $300 an acre.     Town lots $100, $200 and $300.
Five choice 10-acre lots (bearing) for sale at reasonable prices.
I'or full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
KEREMEOS. B.C.
H
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The Chronicle
Wishes
All Its Readers
A Happy New Year
KUKXKX>0-.<X_{XX>.KXJ«-_0«>_KXK BEGINNING OF A NAVY.
Canada Buying Cruisers From
British Admiralty.
ETCETERA.
The first Canadian warship will
be in commission in Canadian waters next spring, according to advices from Ottawa.
The government has arranged for
the purchase from the British admiralty of the second-class twin-
screw cruiser Rainbow, one of the
Apollo type of unarmored cruisers,
and the vessel is now in drydock in
Great Britain undergoing necessary
alterations and repairs preparatory
to being sent across the Atlantic
early next spring.
Arrangements are also being
made for securing from the admiralty another second-class cruiser of
somewhat larger type for service in
Canada next summer.
Both vessels are to be used in the
dual capacity of fisheries protection
cruisers and training ships.
The Rainbow will probably be
put in commission on the Pacific
COMt and the second cruiser on the
Atlantic coast.
It had been the intention of the
government at first merely to secure
a loan of the Rainbow from the admiralty pending the construction of
seven new ships contemplated in
the initial naval construction program, but the arrangements now
made are for purchase outright, the
vessels being offered at a reasonable price.
The vessels will be manned at
first, of course, by British officers
and men, whose places will be taken
by Canadians gradually as officers
and men are trained.
The main object of getting the
cruisers at once is to secure speedy
training of crews fer the new warships, which will of course not be
completed for probably a couple of
years or so. The complement of
the Rainbow's crew is 273. She was
launched in 1891 and cost $920,000.
Her tonnage is 3400, length 380
feet, draft 16.6 feet, speed 20 knots.
She carries two 6-inch guns, six
4.7-inch guns, eight 6-pounders and
four torpedo tubes.
Archbishop Glennon of St. Louis
was outwitted by a compatriot recently with a joke so good that it
cost his grace a new hat.
An Irish laborer was placing
wood-block paving at a crossing in
front ofthe Mercantile Trust Co.'s
bank, in which the archbishop keeps
his account. The boss of the gang
was an Italian. The prelate, who
dearly loves his joke, bantered the
son of Erin.
"Well, my good man," said he,
"how do you like having an Italian
boss ?"
"Faith, your grace," retorted the
man with the wood blocks,"an' how
do you like havin' one yourself?"
No one was more delighted than
the archbishop, who went to the
nearest hat store and fitted the
muddy Irishman with the finest hat
he had ever worn.
A country clergyman on his round
of visits interviewed a youngster as
to his rtiquaintance with Bible
stories.
"My lad," he said, "you have, of
course, heard the parables?"
"Yes, sir," shyly answered the
boy, whose mother had inducted
him in sacred history.
"Good!" said the clergyman.
"Now, which of them do you like
the best of all ?"
The boy squirmed, but at last,
heeding his mother's frowns, he replied :
"I guess I like that one where
somebody loafs and fishes."
"Now, Tommy," said Mrs. Bull,
"I want you to be good while I'm
out."
"I'll be good for a nickel," replied Tommy,
"Tommy," she said, "I want you
to remember that you cannot be a
son of mine unless you are good for
nothing."
Nickel Plate Dividend.
	
At a meeting of the directors of
the Hedley Gold Mining Co. in
Boston recently an initial dividend
Of 30 cents per share was declared,
payable on Jan. 4, 1l)10, to stock of
record Dec. 20, 1909. As there are
120,000 shares outstanding, this
dividend amounts to $36,000, or a
disbursement of 6 per cent.
The 40-stamp mill has been running smoothly, aud within a short
time the company hopes to determine from experiments what changes will be necessitated in the mill to
reduce tailing losses. The company
expects by mill improvements |fl
increase the profits by $1 per ton. I
The operation of thc mill previous i
to the new company taking control
resulted in a loss of approximately
$2.50 per ton in the tailings.
The Village Grocer (peevishly)—
Look here, Aaron ! What makes
you put the big apples in the top of
the bar'l ?
The Honest Farmer (cheerily)—
What makes you comb lhat long
sc.ilplock over your bald spot ?
Excited Individual-Is this where
they swear people ?
Commissioner for Oaths—Yes,
sir.    What can I do for you ?
Excited Individual—I want to
take an oath never to put down
another carpet.
to find a switch with which to chastise her little brother, who had been
teasing her. After a time she returned with a dozen or more pebbles
in her apron.
"I couldn't find any switch, mamma," she explained, "but you can
throw these rocks at him."
Wigg -Old (iotrox is devoted to
music. There is a clause in his will
leaving $25,000 to establish a home
for poor singers.
Wagg -How inadequate! Twon-
ty-five million wouldn't begin to
house all the poor singers.
Tourist - I suppose travelers often
fall over this cliff?
Guide—Nein, mein Herr; never
more than once.
Some Americans interested in
criminology were making an inspection of a penitentiary in England.
"I presume," observed one ofthe
party, "that here, as elsewhere, you
prison officials find existence painful
enough."
"I think you may fairly say so,
sir," responded the warden, with a
grim smile, "seeing the number of
felons we have on our hands.
The Church Aid will give a pink
tea in the town hall on New
Year's eve, Dec. 31. Everybody
cordially invited to attend. A spicy
program will be rendered.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OF YALK.
'TAKE NOTICE that Frederick P. Sadler, of
*- Cambridge, Kn„l.unl. Inspector nf Inland
Revenue intendn to apply tor HnMBi to purchase
the following described land*: — Commencing at a
post planted at the soul heast corner of lot 1761,
group I, Osoyoos, thence north tO chains, thence
east 20 chains, thence south -10 chains, thence west
20 chains to point nf commencement. 80 acres more
or less.
FRKI1EKICK   I'lki V   SaOI KH
5th October. IW. Bv his Agent.
W. C. Bat*.
Similkamoen Land District.
DISTRICT OF VALE.
YAKE NOTICE that H. A. Barcelo, of Keremeos,
* ivcupntion Farmer, intends to apply for  per
mission lo purchase the follow ing described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about une nnti a half
mites east ofthe south-east corner of William Cohen's pre-emption, thence north 20 chains, thence
east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence ucst
20 chains to point nf commencement,  40 acres.
Hknrv Allan Harcelo.
27th October. 1909.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OF YALE.
•~TAKE NOTICE that Manuel Barcello. of Kere
meos, occupation Farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of lot 289, thence north 40 chains, thence
west 20 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east
20 chains to point of commencement, 80 acres.
Manuel Barcelo.
26th October, 1909.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
F. SCHNEIDER
Machinery Repaired.
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH.
KEREMEOS.
FOR
FALL PLANTING
BULBS from the best European and Japan
growers.
HOME GROWN fruit and ornamental trees
—grown on upland soil without irrigation
in the only part ofthe American continent
not infested with San Jose Ml
Garden, Field and Flower Seeds.tested stock
from the hest growers in the world.
Wire Fencing snd Gate*.        Spray Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Bee Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying Materials, etc.
White labor only.
157-p;tjfe catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Seed
Houses.
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD
Vancouver    -    -    B.O.
Branch Nurserir»—S. Vancouver.
One day Klsie's mother sent her
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
BENNETT & FORD,    ■    -    Proprietors.
a B. BENNETT, Manager.
KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
FREE DELIVERY
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish and  Poultry promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIDES.
GEO. CAWSTON. OLALLA.
Through ibe generous initiative
of Mr. and Mrs. Moyes, of the
Olalla hotel, Christmas in this sequestered village was made ■ most
enjoyable function, and one which
stands unique in its ten-year-old
history. Invitations had been extended to the entire population, as
well as to various friends at the
Centre and Station, to attend a real
old-fashioned Christmas dinner at
the hotel, ttnd knowing the good
cheer and attendant festivities that
awaited them, most ofthe recipients
did not fail to put in an appearance.
The tables, which extended the
full length of the long dining room,
were loaded with good things, and
presented a most enticing appearance with decorations of evergreens
and real flowers. The number of
diners was so large that about a
do/en had to wait for the second
sitting, hut as these were chiefly
bachelors of a bashful disposition,
they were rather relieved than otherwise that there were no ladies at
their table.
The fare consisted of roast goose,
roast turkey, roast pork, stuffing,
and all the various concomitants in
the shape of vegetables, soups,
sauces, jellies, fruit, nuts, coffee,
tea, cake and pie—especially the
mince pie. The pulling of bonbons
and exploding of crackers afforded
great amusement to the voting people and ol course most of them
were voung people. Then came the
climax of the night's entertainment
—the Christmas pudding, brought
in,  enveloped  in   flames,   by   Mrs.
Hall, filled the role of Father Christmas, otherwise Santa Claus, a character for which he seemed eminently fitted. The tree presented a very
pretty sight, and reflected great
credit on those who carried it out
so successfully. Between thirty and
forty children were present, and
every one of them received from
two to eight presents. Both the
teacher (Miss Vance) and the secretary of the school board (J. Pritchard) are to be congratulated on the
successful outcome of their labors.
An excellent programme was presented by the children, of which the
duet by Betsy Marsel and Alfred
Brewer and the recitation by Hazel
Chase were exceptionally good and
evoked applause.
brings in his plant and starts up
when a town is in the nucleus state,
expecting to rough it till the town
really becomes a town, and in some
cases—especially in a mining or a
wheat country—he guesses right.
But a fruit town is a different proposition ; it takes many years for a
fruit section to become a producer
and a self-supporter. Well, peace
be to the ashes of the greatest little
newspaper ever seen in the Similkameen.
Mrs. Shurson and daughter left
on Tuesday for a week's visit to
friends at Midway, B.C.
Mrs. John A. McDonald and her
two children left yesterday for Coleman, Alberta, to join her husband,
who located at Carbondale, near
Coleman, about three months ago,
where he is now in business. Mrs.
McDonald acted as assistant deputy
mining recorder for the western
portion of Osoyoos mining division,
which position is now vacant, no
appointment having as yet been
made. It will he more convenient
for prospectors and mining men
generally if the office is continued
in Olalla, where it has heen continuous! v held since 1899.
GEO. H. BROUGHTON,
B.C. & D.L.S., Grad. S.l'.S.
Civil Engineer 4 Land Surveyor
Wads Block,
PENTICTON,   -    -   B.C.
AT
Keeler's Restaurant
You can get
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenty-one Meals for Six Dollars.
Hereafter our loaves will be   of leg*-**
uniform weight which we will sell as follows
One for ten cents.
Twelve for ono dollar.
l'ies,    Cakes,   Doughnuts   or
made when ordered.
Biscuits
NOTICE.
TRANSKKR Off RKTAIL MOTOR MCKNSK.
I, Percy Mark, intend to apply to the
Superintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Hussey, Victoria, B.C., for permission lo
transfer the retail liquor license held by
ine, in respect of the premises known as
the Alkazar Holel, Keremeos, to George
Burton Bennett and Chester Bert Ford.
Pkrcv Mark.
Keremeos, Dec. I, 1909.
G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
WM. DALRYMPLE.
GENERAL BLACKSMITH.
Miss Vance, our clever young
school teacher, leaves to-morrow
( Friday) for Vancouver,  where   she
ever.
After supper the crowd adjourned
Moyes, assisted by Max Kwart, | inU>|u]s ..^-^ „ ^ ^^ term ;„
who helped serve. Ihe pudding . the Norma, schoo, t0 fit herself for
was ureat in every way, and, as one teaching in the higher grade schools,
youngster expressed it,   " the   best   She   has   made   a   host   of   friends
while here,  not  only  amongst   the
scholars but also among the grownups, and the wish  is   generally   ex-
to the school-room,  where   dancing   J^, fat fa wi„ retum to 0]a|_
was indulged in until midnight, |a at soine future date and take
music being supplied by Messrs. charge of the school again. The
H. A. Barcelo (violin) and VV. Ben-  bachelors of Olalla  last   night   pre-
zie  (melodeon),   while   P.    Bromlev sfntcd   Miss    __****   "ithL   a   pld
„   „                                        ' chain   as   a    token   of   their   high
acted as M.C. esteem and regard.    John Pritchard
On returning to the hotel the din- ,n:ltic ,ne presentation on behalf of
ing room was speedily tilled, and all the other bachelors, and Miss Vance
who could find seats sat down   to a m***~e a feeling response, expressing
light repast   of coffee  and  cake her regret at leaving Olalla.
many varieties of cake.     A   feature To ,he gfeM ngm rf everybody
which  was   not   overlooked   was  a here it has been learned that   this is
Christmas cake sent from   Mr.   and the   last   issue   of  the  Chronicle.
Mrs.  Moves's relatives in  Scotland. Personally I will say the CSSOMICU
Mr. P. Bromlev,   on   behalf  of  the   has ****** *° bo ashamed of in its
. " , whole   history.     I ypographicallv it
visitors,   made  a   short   speech  ol   was M,perior to any  ^  puh,{ca.
thanks and   congratulation   to  Mr.   tj0n Jn  the   interior; editorially   it
ind    called   for   held ils own with the best of them ;
Tinsmithing.
All kinds ot Sheet Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
—o—
Eavetroit.hing a Specialty.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
—o—
Now is the time to repait
your stoves ready for winter.     Heaters of all  kinds
relined on shortest notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[liver Keremeos Hardware Slore.)
Your  Patronage  Solicited,
isfaction Guaranteed.
Sat-
—o-
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
P. BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
SIMILKAMEEN
SADDLERY CO.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
and   Mrs.   Moves
three   cheers   and
•  i u     iu,.,,..   „i„ i,   .....    clean and wholesome, and although
genial host anu hostess, whn.li   was
heartily responded  to.    The   party
tiger   for   the   'ls   articles   and   news   items  were
neli    was
what mav be termed a rather small
then broke up after
Lang Syne."	
singing   "Auld
infant, it was altogether a  paper to
be   proud  of.    True,   it   was   very
young, and we may thereby console
-TZ™   ,l.   L.-.u.-.-.t   ourselves by repeating the old adage
On  Monday  evening   the   school '      ,    i- ..     ,
„ ,   , a     •       .    I that "the good  die  young.      An-
room was filled   to overflowmg  by j olher consolation is that it wi„  rest
the school children and their parents  i„ ^00d company where it   is gone.
and friends, the occasion being the
distribution of gifts from the Christ
mas tree- this being the first of its
kind to occur in Olalla. Mr. Andrew Moyes acted as chairman, and
Col.   James   Riordan,   of   Riordan
I have seen no less than five offspring of my own creation laid
away in the journalistic boneyard.
Kvery old newspaper man in the
province can say "ditto." The
trouble is that to "get in on the
ground floor"   the  newspaper  man
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
—o—
Whips,    Bits,   Spurs,   Belts,   Ktc,
kept in stock.
TOMMY SING.
Contracts For Work.
I.and scrubbed or any kind of work taken
bv contract at reasonable rales.
Silk Handkerchiefs Sold Cheap
Imported direct from  China.
SING LEE
Laundry-
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
WING SING & CO.
General Merchants and   Laundry
hmployment
CONTRACTORS
For a luxurious Shave,
Halr-Cut or Bath go to
Booster's donsorial parlor
BOX TRADE IN CIGARS A SPECIALTY.
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
POOL TABLE IN CONNECTION.
f
•i
:
A. J. 8AUNDER8, Keremeos.

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