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Array Keremeos Trumpet
Vol. L
Good Friday.
There is no substitute for Five
Roses Flour.     F. Richter & Co.
Constable J. A. Dinsmore of
Grand Forks spent from Saturday
till Monday in town.
F. Richter 0 Co. are erecting an
implement shed to accommodate the
large stock of farm and garden implements they are adding to their
business. Note their change of ad.
in this issue.
Train-loads of fence posts for the
V. V. & E. right of way have been
arriving lately. But while large
quantities of material are being
placed, there are no other siijns of
an intention to hurry up the present
leisurely rate of construction.
J. J. Armstrong has let the coo-
tract of painting the town hall and
the two COttagM in the west end of
the town to Messrs. Hughes and
Milhurn. 'They commenced work
on Tuesday. The buildings will be
painted both inside and out.
Rev. A. II. Cameron, who never
fails to raise the building fund for
the new church, acknowledges with
thanks a generous subscription
from Duncan Ross, M.i\ Mr.
Ross' visits here are always appreciated.    Pity they didn't come oftcner.
John Knudson has alreadv made
a great improvement in lots one,
two and three, block 57, by clearing
the ground. He is now busily engaged erecting his building, which
when completed, will still further
improve the appearance of that part
of the town.
J. Thomson ot Vancouver arrived
in Keremeos yesterday, and will
spend the summer on his fruit lot.
He intends erecting  a temporary
building at once, and later on,when
Mrs. 'Thomson joins him, he will
build a permanent residence near
town. Mr. Thomson expressed
himself aa greatly pleased  with the
condition of his fruit lot and tbe
growth the trees have made.
Despite the assurance of Mr.
Ross, while in lown last week, that
he would immediately have the
tangle in mail matters, which exists
Owing to the contusion in the names
of the two post offices, set right,
and that in future the mail for the
lowet town would come rif,rht
through, it still continues to be held
for 24 hours within a mile and a
half of its destination. It would appear that Mr. Ross' efforts to smooth
things with all parties is causing a
heap of annoyance and dissatisfaction, for which he must expect to be
held responsible.
Constable Fvvart was called to
Fairview last Friday in connection
with a case of telling liquor to
Duncan Ross Nominated.
Geo, S. Lawrence is spending a
few days in Keremeos having arrived earlier in the week with a party
ot land seekers from Manitoba.
Again the  Unanimoi'i  Choice
of Yale-Cariboo Liberals.
At a largely attended meeting ai
Liberal delegates from  all   parts of
Yale-Cariboo, held   at  Vernon  on
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      Tuesday   the    14th    inst.,    Duncan
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson, of Helena,   ross, the present   member   for this
Montana, are spending a few days   constituency, was unanimously cilO-
in   Keremeos,   the  guests   of  .Mrs.   sen to  represent   the   party   in   the
Nelson's sister,   Mrs.   Geo.   Kirby.   pending Federal election.
They tire on a trip to the coast. Resolutions were passed   endors-
The benefit ball for the Keremeos   ing in totO   the   course  pursued   in
Athletic   Association   given   in   the   parliament   by   Mr.   Ross   and   the
town hall on Friday evening was
well attended, the receipts, notwithstanding the low price of the tickets, amounting to over 840.00.
J. J. Armstrong took a trip down
the line as far as Molson on Tuesday in connection with the purchat -
ing of timber for the bridge which
his company is building to pipe the
water for its irrigation ditch across
the river.
The following land seekers have
visited our valley   during   the   past
week :      G.   C.    Mallory,   Plum
Coulee, Man.; W. O. Shaver, Winnipeg; and Mr. Culver, Seattle.
They   were ..II   much   surprised   to
find vegetation so greatly in advance
here of other places visited.
Notices are out for a meeting of
the citizens of Keremeos to be held
in the town hall tomorrow (Saturday) evening, for the purpose of making arrangements forthe J4th of
May celebration. Everybody should
attend and lend their   assistance in
making this the biggest gala day
the valley litis ever known.
Robert   Stevenson   of  Princeton,
who ate his 4th of July dinner in
18(i0 in the Similkameen near where
whole Liberal administration.
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A message from Sir Wilfrid Laurier, eulogistic of Mr.   Ross   and  his
services, ami strongly recommending the meeting to make him their
candidate again, waa read. Apparently the Liberal party and tbeir
candidate will enter the contest
with every assurance ot success.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ In his speech Mr.    Ross  confined
this city now stands, was   in   Kere- j himself exclusively to the  record   of
mens on Friday and paid this  office j his party in past yeais and did   not
a friendly call.     Rob claims preced-  disclose any new  issues   which   are
ence to all living white  men   in  the   to be brought before the people,
matter of his first visit   to   the   val-I
lev,   and   his   reminiscences  of  the '
early days tire very interesting.    He
was customs ollicer  at   Osoyoos  in
11. McCutcheon, Deputy Collector
of Inland Revenue ttnd Collector of
Customs for the port of Greenwood,     ^______——————_^^^^^^^
was   i„   Keremeos   vesterdav,   and       Miss Mo>'cs   who   **   °" Wci1"
with Mr.   Frith arranged  for the' IK*sd:,.v for Vancouver, waa given a
farewell   party   tit   the resilience   ot
Local and General.
No. i
the rifle fell to one side anil was discharged. 'The soft pointed bullet
CUt its way across the back ot his
right hand and through his clothing
to the shoulder. The grit and
nerve of the young hid were severely taxed. However, he worked his
way through the hush, took down
tWO fences, rode his pony home and
told his brother of the breaks in the
fences. Dr. McEwan determined ii
possible to save the badly lacerated
hand and remained with his plucky
young patient   two  days.     Maurice
is doing well but his Easter trip to
Spokane is cancelled.
.\ special meeting el the ratepayers at
tin- Kereniees School District will bs held
I in the School House, Keressdos,  sa May
2nd ai -' p.m., for ihe purpse of canceling
the let!   in   the  eU   Keremeos   lown   site
originally deeded for ■ school site.
By order of Trustees,
D, J. Innis, Secretary.
Church Services.
Paean i saiAM   Divine service alternate
Sundays, Keremeos Town Hall tta. m..
School House 7 p.m. Rev. A. II. Cameron,
Miiiionisr     Divine service alternate
Sundays, KereoMoa Town Hall il a.m..
School   Mouse   7   p.m.     Rev.   Mr.   Jones,
AniU.ic vn    Services SS announced from
lime to time.
Sunday School vm> Bmu Ci tan
In Town Hall each Sunday si  10 a.m.
Mrs. J. K. Shaw, Superintendent.
Stage Lines.
Kl.lKR SrvuK.
Leaves ICshiiihit dally, except Sunday,
at noon, Slllvcs al lle.li.\   ,1 p.m.
Leaves  Hedley   daily,   except   Sunday,
.it Ba.Sk, arrives at Kerenu-os 11 a.in.
Onlv through connecting stairo between
Penticton, Keremeoa, lied.. \ A Princeton.
J. I". Kovi k, Proprietor.
Ki m mi os iii in iv Mau. Stags.
lln.H.O M .iiul Jitter April I. I-*N.I
Leaves Ken-moos daily, except Sunday,
al 1 p.m.; arrives In lledlev at S p.m.
I.e.i\.s lledlev daily, except Sunday, at
7 a.m.. arrives in Keremeos at 11 a.in.
P. J. Ixxts, Proprietor.
KlKIVIIOs    I'l Sill  ION   M.VII   SlVllK.
Leaves Keremeos lor I'enlielon ou Mondays, UYdnesdni-. ami Fridays, at noon.
I e.ucs Penticton   on   Tuesdays,   Tlnits-
dayi and Saturdays al 9 ■». m., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
\\ . K   U i i iiv. Proprietor.
Mr. DeardOffT, Road Supervisor,
paid a visit to this district the end
of last week.
rental of a customs office in the
Keremeos Land Company's building,  commencing  Mav   1st.
Mrs. Bromley on the eve of her departure.    Somebody will be lonely.
Frith and family will take up their On Saturday, April I Ith, Main-
residence in Keremeos before the ice Paley, anticipating that the
end of this month.     The change of  water    in    tlie    Similkameen    river
office from Chopaka to here will be I would soon rise,  started with his
appreciated by our business men, pony and rifle to lake up his traps,
and Mr. and Mrs. Frith will be He pla oil his rifle carefully against
warmly welcomed   to the social cir-   a log.    Then   in   going to   his trap
| cle of Keremeoa, Ms weight moved the log so that
V. V. \. K.  train arrives daily,   except
Sunday, al MX JO a.m.
Leaves daily, except Sunday, al .'p.m.
Keremeoa School Board.
D,   |.   Innis. K.   I i miu 1ST.
I.IO.   KtKIIV,   Sec.-Tre.is.
L.O. L. No. 17 70
Mt'i'ts Timcta) on or brforf
____ iht? lull moon in each month
iP*   in    Kfivnifos School   HouaC.
Vialttng iiUMiilnts t'Otili.tlly  iiniittl.
1). J.   Iwis,  \V. M.
I>. McCi Rov, R. s. ii
Growing Peaches
By Irrigation.
The growing of peaches in the
Keremeos   district   has   proved    so
successful in past years thai it is
being taken up to a greater ov less
extent in most of the new orchards.
As the cultivation of peaches is not
so familiar as that of other fruits to
many of the orchardists, they may
find valuable hints in a paper by an
old orchardist, published in the St.
Joseph (Mo.) Fruit Grower, the gist
of which is as follows :
As most of us know, some kind
of peaches can be (JTOWn in nearly
every State in the Union, but there
arc only a few States, and rather
limited area, in those States, where
peaches are grown profitably  as a
crop. Perhaps these conditions are
nearest perfection in the arid or
semi-arid regions ol'the west, where
WC do not have to depend on rainfall, bat can regulate by Irrigation
the amount of moisture required,
'There are a number of reasons
for claiming superiority for the arid
The wood of the peach tree here
becomes almost as tOUgh  and  wiry
as elm, owing to the dryness of the
atmosphere, which enables i, to
support a much heavier crop without breaking than in the humid
climate of the east     Rainy seasons
no: only produce poor wood, but
also encourage the growth of different fungous diseases, such as peach
mildew, curl leaf and shot-hole
fungus, and peach yellows. Often
a cold drenching rain during blooming time will cause poor setting ot
the fruit by baying the pollen washed off and the fruil imperfectly fertilised. Again, heavy rains during
picking season cause loss by interfering with work and through common rol. Also, p.acnes grOWfl in
a rainy, cloudy climate lack color,
flavor ami keep! ig qualities, as it
takes sunshine  to   paint    the  peach
and to develop the sugar,  which
means richness  t-|   flavor,   and   the
dry atmosphere toughens the -kin,
which   gives    shipping    qualities.
Hence the arid or semi-arid sections, where water can be supplied
by irrigation, is lhe ideal home of
the peach.
LOCA1 I.i ,.
I would select mesa oi bench
land, elevates! somewhat above the
valley lands or streams, protected
if possible by higher mountains,
which vvo'il break the wind lo
■ ome extent, ad which   by   re'.ai 1-
ing much of the winter's snow until late in the spring insures coW
nights ami thereby retards the buds
from coming into bloom too early,
and getting killed by late spring
frosts. A southern exposure or
• lope meana earlier ripening ol fruit,
which sometimes is desirable, bul a
western or norih.-rn expo ire, being
colder, is i,obi i sail i bv hoidinu
back the blossoming period until
the danger from late frosts is past.
These beach lands a a in'e are sulci from late sprint,' frosts, by being
above the cold frost line of the lower v.i'lcv ; thev also prov iile good
drainage, which is so necessary lor
the best health ot the tree-. Light,
sandy Or gravelly soils are warmer
and ripen their fruit earlier, but
heavier soils will produce larger
Irc.-s and will better stand the drain
of regular heavy crops.
Th ■ land should be p'ovved in fall
to put il in shape to receive the
winter's rain anil snow. In the
spring, as soon as the ground works
well, plow again deeply and harrow
smooth. Afler lhe ground is staked
I take a one-horse turn plow and
run a furrow as close on one side of
each row as the slakes will permit.
This furrow for irrigating need not
be deep. Alter making head and
waste ditches ready to turn in water
we ;ire ready to plant.
In planting ii is well to have two
men to set one to dig the holes
while the other prepares and places
the trees. I Snd this method saves
time and trees. I take up, say, 50
or more trees at a time, and tiller
Cutting back the tops to about 16
inches from ihe bud, I place them
in a barrel half full of water, which
I keep on a sled. I start at the
upper end of the rows, taking down
from 4 to d rows at a time. Prune
the roots just before planting. I
prefer a sharp knife to pruning
shears, in order not to bruise the
roots. Cut back all broken roots
lo sound wood. It is far better to
leave only half of the root system,
perfectly sound and healthy, than to
leave all of the roots mutilated anil
broken or diseased. Cut on a slant
and in such a way that the cut surface will face down in the bottom
ol'the hole. This causes the new
roots to take a downward course,
which insures deep rooting. After
placing ihe tree in the hole straight
till up with line earth and turn the
water down the furrow.
'The tree should set aboat as deep
as it was in the nursery row, or up
to the hud or knot. For this reason
it is well to dijj the hole just deep
enough to receive the roots without
bending or cramping, as after the
water settles the soil it will also
settle the tree with il if the hole be
dug too deep. Main trees are lost
bv being planted either too shallow
or too deep. In running the furrows close to the stakes the holes
will generally cut into the furrow,
which insures the waier to   li I them
up ami sett'e the ground thoroughly around the roots. I find this to
work much faster and belter than
tamping the soil,  which  frequently
injures the roots, besides leaving
the soil in a packed condition. I do
not approve of digging the holes
long before planting, as they will
dry out and form a crust, which I
think is not ^ood.
it i.i l\ Alios.
As soon as the water is through
the rows and all trees are well wet
up, I shut the water oil, and iu 12
or H hotirs go over the field and
li'.l up around the trees with Roe
earth, as by this time you will Iiml
cracks around the trees which, if
not covered up, will permit the air
to enter and dry out. Leave lhe
ground level; this covering of line
earth will act as a mulch, and will
hold the moisture a long lime. At
this lim.- all trees lhat may have
settle.I crooked or leaning should
be pulled straight while the soil is
still wet, as they should never be
di I ii boil alter growth has started.
As soon as the ground is dry enough
lo permit a horse near the furiow,
I take a line harrow cultivator and
Till the furrow by making a round
or Iwo, leaving he whole field
smooth and level.
Water should not be turned on
■gain   for   at   least    three   or   four
weeks,   a shallow cultivation ever)
two weeks will   be much   better,   as
this will stimulate growth and give
the ground a chance lo  warm up.
[Coal im    « oam pi* I
c. a. Mcdonald
Over Two Thousand Acres of Choice
Fruit Land
In the Keremeos  District, the
Hub of the Similkameen Valley
Wo have lubdivided the WEBSTER HOME RANCH
opposite Keremeos, and arc now offering it for sale in 5 to
10 acre lots and upwards. If you would consider changing
your location for a home in .in ideal climate] let ns interest
you in one of onr 5 or 10 acre Fruit Lots right opposite the
Town ol Keremeos, where you have the host oi clear spring
water for domestic purposes.
In the Wenatchee Valley, in the State of Washington,
under exactly the same climatic conditions, a 20-aere fruit
lot produced a revenue of $35,000.00 last year, ami American fruit-growers who have sold at fabulous prices are now
looking to the Similkameen for re-investment.
It yourself and neighbors are desirous of locating together, we will he pleased to quote sou special prices on
tracts oi 100 to 500 acres.
Now is ydur opportunity, SS the limited amount oi fruit
land in this, the earliest and mildest fruit district in Canada,
will rapidly advance with  t|ie   influx   oi  investors   from   all
parts oi the Dominion.
And buy to the host advantage. We will be pleased to
furnish you with full particulars, description, and general
information on application.
Beautiful Valley Land Go.
KEREMEOS, B.C. Growing Peaches
By Irrigation.
[CeatWotttd fmm \ptaoatmt_ paw-]
It lakes ftir less vvtiter to (jet the
best results than a great many people would suppose, and there are
more trees killed by too much water
than by too much cultivation. For
the second irrigation I prefer to run
;i furrow on either side of the rows,
as close as possible. This insures
wetting the ground on all sides
evenly and encourages root growth
on till sides. The practice of allowing the water to run down along
the trees with the water touching
the trees frequently causes loss by
sunscald. Five or not to exceed six
irrigations .should be all that the
young trees require, if they are
cultivated after each irrigation,; one
or two good tlOtiagl will bring a
better growth. After the first irrigation the water ought not to be
permitted to run more than from
six to twelve hours after reaching
the end of the rows.
The following spring the trees
receive their first pruning. This
should he done just before they
burst out in leaf, say ordinarily in
March. Right heie we are laying
the foundation for success or failure.
It is as important to prune right as
it is to plant right, either a well
balanced, shapely, sturdy tree, capable of hearing a heavy crop of
fruit, or an ill shaped, straggly
growth that will break to pieces
and go to ruin in a few years. I
select three of the best branches
distributed on three different sides,
say one near the top, one four or
live inches below, and the other
four or Bye inches below the second,
this to avoid forming crotches ;
these three I cut back to one-third
their length, all others I cut away
dean from the tree.
The orchard should be plowed
deeply in the spring to within three
feet on either side of the trees, as
this will encourage deep rooting.
Follow up with harrowing and firming the soil, so it will hold the
moisture. Cultivate and irrigate
about the sume as the previous
year, except that it is well to run
two furrows on each side of rows,
about two or three feet apart.
The second year's pruning I leave
two or three branches for everv one
of the first three, and cut them back
about one-half, cut off all others
from the main stem, but leave about
WIS half of the laterals on the headed branches by thinning out. The
same cultivating and irrigating will
apply the third year, except that
another furrow should be added on
each side, to keep drawing the root
system out and down.
At the third pruning we should
have a nice, shapely tree, capable
of bearing a box or two of peaches
without   injury,   and   it   should   be
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
pruned less severely than the previous years, yet the main leaders
ought to be cut back fully one-half,
leaving about half of the lateral
twigs well distributed over the tree.
The subsequent treatment of the
orchard is much the same for the
rest of the years, as they ought to
come into bearing the next year.
A safe rule to follow is always to
cut back severely, and thin out
about half of the small twigs, cultivate frequently, the last about two
weeks before the peaches are ready
to pick, and above all, irrigate
moderately, and when it comes to
thinning peaches, I would say do it
thoroughly, pull off until you get
scared. Never allow a peach tree
to break down under the weight of
the crop, and never leave so much
fruit that the tree needs propping,
as with this system of pruning the
tree will support its load without
propping if properly thinned. It
takes four or more years to bring a
tree up to full bearing, and it will
not pay to let it break down.
A peach tree should make from
eighteen inches to three feet of BOW
growth every year, in addition to
producing a full crop, and when it
doesn't do that it is not doing well.
The small peach taxes the tree as
much or more than the large, as it
is the pit that draws the vitality,
and besides the small fruit is never
;is profitable as the large.
Druggists and Stationers
Dry Goods
Men's Furnishings
Boots and Shoes
Hardware, etc.
Fresh Fruit
& Vegetables
Builders and Contractors
Lime, Cement, Cement  Block* nnd Brick for sale.
Kstimali-s given for all and every kind of Cement Work
nnd Building generally.
Write us for prices.
Distance no object.
Wishes to take advantage oi this first opportunity in
these columns of thanking hii many friends and patrons
for their generous custom in the past, and hopes to merit a
continuance of their support in the future.
Our stock is a wide and varied one, our store centrally
located, our prices reasonahle.
Q. MILBURN.        Near tho Station.
KEREMEOS, B. C. The Keremeos Trumpet
IViltli.slteil even  l-'rul;t\ at I hi- efl'ke,
Kewttotea, ll-V.
Stllvs.Ti|>tion $-MXI ■  yaOT,   SI.IX)   ti-r  six   lllenlli...
in omttattot,
AdvartUag Rates,   I.i-_.il aodoaa, IV  pi-r line
first lasarlkali IQt l»er line e.ieh sul>se*|uenl insert ien.
Land notices Certificates el'improvement.ete. ST.i>i
fer fUa] notices, $5.'>11 it.»-.!.i> notices. Contract
ilispl.n adeartjsinf, 19c per tncfe per troth. Traa>
sient ailvertisemetils. mu It as Lest, l-'outul. Wantetl,
ete.. aot Mtcvedina one inch, SI.IK) tirst insertion, or
thrtv insertieie let $_'.m). I.ee.il re.ulin_ netiees.
28c per line.
J. A. BROWN, Publisher.
FRIDAY, APRIL 17, 1lX)8.
The definite announcement by the
management of the Keremeos Land
Co. that work on their big irrigation ditch is to be rushed through so
as to permit of the water being
turned on by the end of November,
means much toward the immediate
development of Keremeos and district. With a definite assurance
that water will be available for next
spring the fruit plots around here
will sell like hot cakes, and there is
every indication that a very large
number of intending settlers will
build their homes this summer or
fall and spead next winter here,
lhe invasion of hi ..ie seekers from
the Prairie Provinces maybe looked
for as soon as seeding operations
arc over.
it should gfO via Long Lake, to
which route, he says, Mr. Shatford
was pledged. Hut in order lo connect with the fairview road it was
diverted to the cast, thus making a
longer route and leaving Long Lake
out in the cold. When prices of
farm produce were about whatever
you eared to ask the Long Lakers
did not feel the pinch of isolation,
but now that things are more settled thev think it a pretty serious
hardship that they cannot make the |
journey to Keremeos and back in a
day. So serious is it that Mr. Grant
has thrown off his politicial allegiance and joined the Socialists, the
refuge and haven of till discontent.
Certainly the claim of the Long Lakers seems a reasonable one, and the
road they want will of course be
built some time. Hut like hundreds
of other localities they may have to
exercise patience long after they,
think is proper. H. C. is a big
Province with a small revenue, and
it is entirely impossible to supply
all local needs at once, anxious as
the Government may be to do so.
And chances of getting an .appropriation are not improved by an angry
and violent presentation of the claim.
company has been the mainstay of
the valley, much more litis the valley been the mainstay   of the   com-
Notary Public.
>   nv.   When consideration is asked t*w******i ,.,..,     ~
London « Lancashire rnv Ins.  Co.
for, it should   be   mutual   consider
Sole agents for Mitchell, Lewis
& Staver wagons and buggies. F,
Richter & Co.
Ocean Accident aad Guarantee Ce.
Kkrkmkos, H. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Duncan Ross, M.P., was in 'own
a short time on Saturday, on a trip
through the constituency prior to tit-
tending the Vernon convention.
Mr. Ross does not find everything
rosy in the political sky, what with
the local discontents that are bound
to arise in such a large constituency
with so many diverse local in.crests,
ind the general discontent with the
failure of the whole B.C. contingent
of member, to even express the
feelings of the people of the Province on Oriental immigration and
other questions, to say nothing of
getting any measure of compliance
with their wishes. Public opinion
in B.C. is so pronounced on such
questions as Oriental immigration
and free entry of United States lumber that one is forced to marvel tit
the tame.less with which the representatives of the Province sit back
in the corral and submit to Cabinet
dictation. So anxious are they to
stand well with those who -it in the
seals of the mighty tha! they are apt
to forget the power that gives or
withhold-, the seats, Any H.C.
member who vvou'd truly represent
the Province and in- ist on placing
their views before the people of all
Canada would BO surely make himself ii leader in the Provii e that, as
we have said, it is a marvel that
none of them has taken such a
course in preference lo performing
in the ignoble role ot a Pai iament-
ary stoughton bottle.
James Grant, ot Long Lake, was
a visitor to   Keremeos   on   Sunday.
Mr.   Grant  has a great  grievance
against the powers that be, in that
the Long Lake district, in which he
resides, is so ill supplied with roads.
It wiis the understanding, he claims,
when the present road between Ker-
emeOO and Penticton was built, that J
In its issue of the 3rd inst. the
TRUMPET made a short comment on
the pollution of the Similkameen by
refuse from the works of the Daly
Reduction Co., to which Mr. Ross,
managing director of the company,
replied with an indignant denial
that the river was harmed in any
w.iv by the refuse. Following this,
the Daly Gazette, of Hedley, rushes
in with sycophantic seal to bark at
the Tkimtkt for daring to lake the
holy name of Daly in vain. Our
statement, says the Gazette, was
indiscreet, untruthful and libelous.
Indiscreet i'. doubtless was, from
the point of view of those who are
given to trembling before the glitter
of gold ; but the "discretion" of
people of that ilk is not the most
admirable quality ia the world. Our
statement, however, was essentially
truthful, and it was not libelous.
We are perfectly willing lo accept
Mr. Ross's assertion that the amount of cyanide in the waste from
the works is too slight to do any
harm, but that does not alter the
fact, demonstrated day by day, that
llie waste exterminates large numbers of fish. To make an elaborate
fuss because of Ihe error (if it is an
error) of attributing some of the injury to chemicals, is merely to draw
a red herring across the trail. Tho
Gazette is magnanimous enough to
as-.ume that the T>UMPIT has no
desire "to injure an industry that
has lor years heen the mainstay of
the valley." In that the Gazette is
perfectly correct. The Tkimim-t has
nothing but the best wishes for the'
long continued prosperity ol the
Daly company and of the district in
which it operates, We know of no
reasonable motive for wishing them
anything else, It Is Just as well to
bear in mind,  however,   that  if the
IOWARD Tin: SEVENTH, by IhaOraeaafOad,
el' the   United   Kin_\lem   et' (.treat  Hrit.im  .111.I
Ireland, anil ef the   British   Dominions beyond
lhe Seas. Kl\e, IVtemler oi the Faith,  I'-inpere.
nf India.
Te all to whom these presents shall eome
Oki j iini;.
w. j towns, |    tirtiXXEA* M  Waa
Attorney Oeneral. J VV tfoo6of ths'-Oams
Protection Act, ISM," as re ensrtrit bj Seetion 11
uf the "Game Protection Aet, Amendment Act,
1905," it is enacted that It shall Iv lawful lor the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, hy Proclamation
to K' published in two sucoeaelve issues ol Wo
Itritish Columbia Oaaatta, in declare a doss m h si
fof ;'e se iii an\ pari ol the I'roiinee lor an) period
nf time ; and
Whereas Our said   Lieutenant-Governor, hi  and
with the advice ot his Executive Cound!. has Iven
pleased lo direel. trj   an   Order   in   Council   in   that
behalf, a does season tor neae within the Count)
ot Kootenai, until and iiuliidin^ the -1st da) i'l
August, one ih.-usund nine hundred and eight.
Now   Know   Vt.   therefore,  that  iu  purauaaai
thereof we ilo herein pnvlaim a dose season for
Qaeae uitliin the County nf Kootenav. until and
indudina the Mel dav nt August, one thousand nine
handled und ei_llt.
Is Tksmmony WtttoXttOtr, We have caused these
Our Letters to Ik- made 1'alent. and the
Great Seal of the said Provinee to Ih- hereunto allived.
Witnkss, His Honour J VMKS l)l Ns.m IR. Lieu-
tenant-Governor   ol   Our   said    Provinee    nf
Itritish loliunhia. in Our City of Victoria, in
Our said Proline,, this 19th d.i> of February,
in the vear nf Oui Lord one thousand nine
hundred andei_r]it. and in th,. eighth vear nf
Our Hi-inn.
Ill Command.
Provincial Se. retary,
Painter, Paper-Hanger and
Central Hotel,
Contractor and  Carpenter.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Estimate! Furnished,
Central Hotel
Estimates  Furnished.
Workmanship fineisntewl
For an Easy Shave
and a Clean Bath
A.  J.  SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Motto : Boost, but Don't Knock.
Carriage Painting
Horse-shoeing a Specialty-
Opposite the Centra] Hotel.
Harness, Boots and Shoes, and all
kinds of Leather Goods.
Of Harness, Boots and Shoes, and all kinds of Leather
Goods Done Neatly and Promptly.
.11 Keremeos Property
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 185 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
8 and 10 Acre
Per Acre
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
5th Ave.
$200.00 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
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
4th Ave.:
$100.00 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 of the C.P.R. and
the remaining 90 miles over the Great Northern.
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
Apricot trees sre in bloom.
Buy  Five Roses  Flour snd  ul
good bread.     F.  Richter k Co.
Constable Sproule, of Hedley,
■pen) Tuesday night   in  Keremeos.
He was on his way to Fail '\ lev.
Just south of the cottage occupied by Mr. Cumminga Mr. Richter
has another almost ready for a
Frank crossed from Fairview to
Keremeos with his bicycle. The
bicycle was on Frank's shoulder for
part of the 16 miles.
The Re\. J. Thorburn Conn,  of
Penticton, went west by Stage on
Saturday. He reports a most successful Sunday School convention at
Kelowna on April (>th and 10th.
The Townsite Company is having
the scrub on Sixth and Seventh
Avenues removed and intend deep
sning the ditches so as to ensure
thorough drainage of the towmite.
l-'irmin Sauvc, clerk in the Hotel
Keremeos, is leaving this week for
Saslcatchwail, where he has a homestead farm in the Glengarry settlement. He has also a claim in the
Osoyoos district, and expects to return next fall to attend to it.
Keremeos is to have a restaurant
■nd fruit and confectionery store
combined, with possibly a bake-
shop in connection, in the very near
future. The business will be conducted by Mr. and Mrs. Keeler,
formerly of Vernon, who arrived in
town the first of the week and have
established themselves on the property between the butcher shop and
1). J. Innis*s residence. Mr. Keeler, who is a carpenter by trade, has
already erected a small building for
storing his goods, and on  Monday
will begin the erection ol a building
with a .W-foot front. He reports
that Mr. Mausette of Vernon, who
intends opening a hardware and tin
>hop lure, expects to arrive with
his family next week.
A. Robertson, of Medicine Hat,
has been eguesl at the Hotel Keremeos for the last few days "sizing
up" the country with a view to possible settlement or investment Mr.
Robinson has been engaged for
i cars in the fruit   business,   first   as
a grower ami  latter!) as ,i dealer.
In his present trip he has visited the
various fruit growing districts of U.
C*. and his verdict, based on observation and  technical knowledge, is
entitled to attention. He believes
(he Keremeos dislriil is tlu- uiv
best he has seen, considered purely
from the standpoint of production,
but as it is not fully supplied with
transportation facilities, which are
Of vital importance to the fruit industry, he is disposed to wait till
their completion is definitely assured. When the railway projects now
under way are completed this valley
will, in his opinion, be first choice
in the Province.
As a result of the meeting of directors of the Keremeos Land Company here last week, it has been decided to rush the completion of the
Company's big irrigation ditch
through with all possible dispatch.
Contracts for the erection of the
bridge and ihe installing of the necessary piping will he let at once. It
is now the intention to have the
water Sowing in the ditch by the end
of November.
Similkameen District.
Take neliii- tliat I, John Anvils McDonald, of Olalla, occupation miner, inti-nil 10
apply for permiammn to purchase tin- following described land : Commencing at a
posi planted si ilu- sorth-wssl comer of
lot number W),  thence north 5 chains,
thence i-.ist ' chains, thi-ni'i- south .t
ehains, thence vvi-sl 7 chains to point of
comim-ncciiii-nl, anil contains .t acres,
more or less.
John Asia s McDoxjfi.i),
I.ocai er.
Dated April Uth, iwx. n
Its Up to You
To ilo your pari now in boosting
Kcrcincos in the most effective of
all ways    hy usinif printer*! ink.
If you are not Bsbkg printed slalion-
i-l'V  in vour husini-ss,   you arc ahou!
two generations behind the times.
II vou are without it your wholesalers anil other correspondents will
Sure!) put you down as slow.
Printed envelopes, elr., with your
name and occupation and perhaps
I lew particulars ahout the lown
and district, will cost you little more
than you pay for lhe hlank goods.
Vos need them yourself, and they
u ill also help to in.ike Keremeos
a familiar name to outsiders.
Some of the thing! for wliich you
should  have printed  forms are :
Letter Heads
Kill Heads
lime I opes
Private Postcards
Our type anil ether material is ahsolule-
y   new   anil   all  carefully   selected.     You
in i\ i>e sure of getting your printing dons
neatly and well.
Groceries, Hardware,
Men's Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes.
Oranges, Lemons, and all kinds of
Fresh Groceries constantly in stock.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -       PROPRIETOR.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
Comfortable and commodious stabling for teams.
Good rij^s and careful drivers.
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give III a trial.
Farm Implements
of Every Kind.
The Keremeos Land Co. is
Agent for the International llar-
v ester (. oinpany, 0? Chicago, Mid
is handling all kinds of Farm Implements, such as Plows, llai-
rowi and Spring>tooth Cultivator*
suitable for orchard work and for
claaring around trees.
liet our prices before investing, and
Ihen you will be sure lo fli your
goodi right
We also handle Haled Hay, I'ccd
Oats and Wheal al the lowest
Special attention to Commercial Men, Tourists and Land-seekers.
Headquarters for all Stag* Routes.
Livery Stable in connection.
(iood table.      LwtgW, airy and comfortable rooms.
Free 'bus to and from all trains.
Tweddle & Reith,
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fash, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily (tiled.
Billiard Parlor in Connection.
And Builders' Supplies.
In dealing in Building Lumber and all kinds of
Building Material we have the Advantage oi getting
our supplies direct from  the mills,  and can  therefore
retail at most favorable prices.
Estimates of Cost Cheerfully Furnished to
Intending Builders.
A large stock oi Rough and Pressed Lumber, Dimensions, Lath, Shingles, Sashes, Doors, etc., etc.,
always on hand.
Contracts for all kinds oi buildings in town and
country promptly executed.
Contractor and Builder,
New School District Organized
and Trustees Elected.
Olalla, April I...
Last Friday afternoon a meeting
was held in the old dining room of
llie Olalla Mining Co. for the purpose of inaugurating a school board
for Olalla, and was largely attended, nearly every male adult in the
valley being present. James Black
was appointed chairman and J. A.
McDonald secretary.
The lirst proposition, "That this
new district be known as the Olalla
School District," was carried unanimously, as was the proposal that
the company building be utilized as
a schoolroom.
John Pritchard, Joseph Marsel,
M. Barcelo, A. Smitheran and J. A.
McDonald were then nominated as
trusteed and on B vote being taken
the three elected were John Pritchard, M. Barcelo and J. A. McDonald, the last mentioned being named
as secretary of the Hoard. J. .Mar,el
was only one vote behind Mr.
A proposal that even citizen residing in the districl should be
Called on to pay one dollar to provide a fund for current expenses,
such as making desk, and seat-,
fitting up the room, etc., was agreed
to, and the secretary was empowered to colled the same forthwith.
A letter was read from Alexander
Robinson, Superintendent of Edit-
cation, Victoria, in which he stated
that the salary of the teacher would
he $50 a month and would be paid
by the Provincial Government.
The secretary was Instructed to
write to the Education Department
as well as to the Albeiia Teachers'
Agency to ascertain whether a
teacher can be supplied by the time
the school open-, on the I si of May.
I'p to date the secretary has collected 824, and he expects to gather
in $.15 in all. This will be ample to
meet all present requirements and
leave a balance on hand for eventualities.
A Meeting of Conservatives was
held at M. McAulav's house on
Thursday, when Kenneth Mcl.eod
and J. A. McDonald were appointed
delegates to attend the Conservative
convention to be held in Vernon on
the i.^rd inst. It eras decided thai
the delegates send their proxies to
1.. \V. Shatford, M.I..A.. as it was
deemed inconvenient for either of
them to attend tlie convention.
|anies Hlaek, u ho is   one   of   the
two delegates from  Keremeos and
Olalla to the Liberal convention to
be held at Vernon to-morrow (TuCS-
day), left here this morning in a
private rig. He ema accompanied
by Fletcher H. Parsons, who },roes
to Penticton to consult a dentist.
Robert Stevens, the well known
old-timer of Princeton, slept at the
Olalla Motel on Sunday night. Mr.
Stevci was on his way to Penticton, and stopped in Olalla   to   have
a yarn with hi old chum, Jimmy
Reordan, who was pi.- cer-mining
and hydraulicking on Granite Creek,
with Hob Stevens in charge, twenty
years ago. Another old-timer, i.i
tbe person of Dan Courtney, the
platinum kin^, completed an interesting trio.
C. 11. Cornell of Trail, B.C.,who
owns several claims on Independence Mountain, outfitted at Prit-
chart's store on Saturday and left
on Sunday morning for the upper
valley, the outfit which weighed
about 403 lbs, being hauled as fir
as the Russel Mouse by one of Innis' teams. Mr. Cornell is accompanied by Mr. George Mall of Trail
and the two will use .now shoes to
reach the claims, wliich are between
three and four mi'-, from the Russel Mouse. W'iih a high divide to
climb and probably four feet of
snow on the sum-nit they will have
no easy job to reach their destination. Mr. Cornell -aid lie w.i determined to go up, even if the s.iow
was ten feet deep.       lie haB panic.
from Utah and elsewhere coming
in to examine the properties as soon
as the snow permits.
What with building and gardening operation Olalla is awake li.ig
from its winter hibernation, and
from now on things are expected to
be lively. When school opens it is
predicted that our bachelor-, wi I be
wearing "Wled" shirts, especially if
the   teacher   happens  to be   i good-
looking young school marm.
Local and General.
The agitation i.i favor of the separation of Northern from Southern
Ontario continues. A public meeting at Sudbury voted two to one for
another separate province.
Prince Edward Island has just
completed a shipment of 200,000
bushels of seed oati to the northwest provinces.    The little province
also report that the export of breeding and draught horse lias bee.i
gre.il for the past year.
Some Texan politicians ate denouncing Roosevelt BJ a  usurper of
the powera of Congress and of the
courts. The old spirit of democracy will not die without a few-
spasmodic struggles, but no nation,
not even the United States, can
play the imperial game without an
emperor,    whatever   they   may   call
him.    Toronto Globe.
When a mi.111 • afraid o'i new -
paper publicity there is generally   a
cause, and a glance over our exchanges often reveals it    Last week
a gentleman called at our office and
beseeched us to retrain from wen
Honing his presence   in   the   valley.
We did --o at the expense of our
news columns, figuring all the   time
that it would be worth a year's subscription or at least ;t treat all
around. It he doesn't loosen up
soon ii will be up to us tO tell about
that $_>... 00 line.
When you buy llour ask for l-'ive
Roses.    K. Richter \- Co. LAND VALUES.
Prices of Fruit Lands in British
Columbia not Inflated.
In arriving at B proper valuation
of fruit lands main factors enter into
the analysis of BO important a
Two of the important and primary requirements attached to all agricultural lands are climate and
wealth of soil. These two qualifications go hand in hand : one is
little use without the other. Trans-
portantion, or the facilities that arc-
available to place the products of
the land on the open market, wherever it may be, is of prime essential in arriving at a proper appraisement ot farm land values, and the
location of the market relative to
its distance from the point of production are the next factors in the
creation of land values.
The nature of the climate of the.
Lower Similkameen is such that it is I
a common statement   among  tbe
people who have travelled and know-
that it is "just like California", or
as one man put it, "it is a bit of
California way up here in Canada".
Many forces of nature and topography combine in a peculiar manner
to make the "year around" weather
of the genial  Similkameen.     The
low elevation above the sea, a
necessary essential peculiar to all
fine climates of the world, especially fruit growing climates, where rare
traits flourish and attain perfection.
It might be raid the thousand feet
which the valley enjoys is considered a proper attitude. Its latitude
also, just north of lhe 49th parallel,
ha ■ a favorable eflfed upon the climate. Its protected position among
the highest peaks and cross-ranges
of lofty Cascade* affords ita ■ hel-
tered position not surpa sed elsewhere on the continent.
The valley has an "o'd lime" experience by which its actual climate
conditions can be accurate!) guag-
ed havini,' heen settled over forty
years; some of th.- le i.Iln ,r ranchers
having xpent over two score vear.
"trying out" its mei its.
So much tor climate. As lor oil
richr.es. it has greal areas of bench
and bottom land composed of erosion matter, this soil being the composition of mi K-ral sediment washed and worn oil the mighty bids,
combined with alluvial and organic
matter, the deposits of centuries.
l-'iclds have been cultivated lor over
Ml year- and show no diminution of
ihe producing wealth oi the soil and
"actual test" is always the best evidence of soil richness, lhe range
of products is a final lest of all soils
and land that has tor over a quarter
of a century produced  the  rarest
varieties ol sub-tropical fruits such
as grapes, nuts, peaches, apricots,
melons, and the hardier fruits such
as apples, pears, plums and cherries
as well as every variety of vegetable
ill the catalogue, to lhe utmost perfection, year after year without fail
ure, should command the very high-1
est values in the market.
As regards transportation, the
completion of the Great Northern
will furnish the facility that will connect the producer with points ot demand ; namely the gnat markets of
the Pacific Coast, the Orient and
the Alaskan fields as well as the
"hungry maw" of the mining districts of the Kootenays and the
boundary, and will afford to the Similkameen the most direct and advantageous routes*tO the ever },tovv-
Ing, unlimited markets of the Prai-
lie Provinces of the Canadian
Hriiish Columbia products are
eagerly sought after by the New-
Zealand, Australian and Oriental
peoples, who are willing to pay a
premium for our products over their
own on the home markets. The
same holds good in England as evidenced by the statements of the
leading press of that country and
the letters of inquiry from produce
and commission merchants from all
parts of Gnat Britain to fruit growers in this Province.
To say that the prices of land in
the Similkameen have reached a
normal level when a survey of the
whole question shows that the prices
obtaining here at the present time
are where prices were in similar
fruit districts to the south of us, in
the days of their infancy some 5 to
10 yean ago and are now hundreds
ot per cent, higher than ours, for
same class of lands with same
amount of improvements, would be
stating an absurdity.
The spots in Canada where rare
and delicate classes of fruits and
products can be grown easily, cheaply and for the early market are extremely few and confined to the
smallest area, and this is one absolute guarantee that land values will
rapidly advance in this favored spot.
To state different would be  the ver-
itest follev and would show a lack
of grasp   of  economic   conditions
throughout lhe world.
Aii   important   consideration   in
determining land values, and one
not always grasped by the people at
large, is climate. The people ot
northwest Canada and the eastern
Provinces, by thousands, seek yearly, a California, a warm climate, a
Riviera, a resort under sunny skies.
NOD the point to emphasize is the
fact that the genial Similkameen is
Canada's onl) Riviera, and instead
of going   south   the gnat   trek will
be to Keremeoa, H.C.
Do «I    ell   climate:      "No" you
will any,    Vel  in a sense we do,
anil tliis soars land values just a
little later on in our history.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Omcs,
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.
J. A. R. ROME, Manager.
A Carload
of Mitchell, Lewis & Staver
Planet Jr. Seeders,
And Farm Implements of all kinds.
Get our prices before you buy.    We CM give you tlie advantage of carload rates and a cash discount.
Have just received a car ofgOOd CEDAR SHINGLES.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Ranche For Sale.
1100   nCTat i Imiiv   bt-iiili,   helium   Md
range i.mil, Rivai- frontag*, I-' mil,-,
from Keremeos, I mil.-., from MawrStation. Will s(-ii ail or part, Oood comfort-
able building) plentj   ot water for aB the
I.mil; iinim-iii.il, poaaaaaioa ii itmtad.
lot partlcalan write  K. i. or JoMph
Knaattvngi Kara „,, n.(..
Hay and Grain Store in connection. Seed Wheat and Harley for sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
Work man sb ip and fit guaranteed.
Spring samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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