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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
No. 38
Notary Public.
Ajrent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkkkmkos, B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Notary Public.
Office   ....    Kkrkmkos, B.C.
Estimates  Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
LIME        )
CEMENT -j For Sale
BRICK      J
Kkkkmkos, B.C.
L. O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesd,iv on or Ix-foro
the lull moon in eaeh month
in     Kereineos     Town     Hall
Visiting members cordially invited.
C. L. rvtlTllirftt. W. M.
11.  Mi O Rin.R. S.
A Pleasant Social Event.
The concert, supper and dance
given at Keremeos Centre on Friday evening, Dec. 3, was undoubtedly the most enjoyable function
ever held in the valley. The gracious hostess was Miss Lowndes, and
the occasion the eve of her departure from the district. It was found
impossible to arrange for transpor-
tion by V. V. & E train from the
west, and many triends at Hedley
and Princeton were prevented by
climatic conditions from  attending,
A Wizard of the Crayon.
Considering the frequency of entertainments lately, there was a
good attendance at the cartoon lecture given by Bengough in the Keremeos Hall on Saturday evening.
To those who had never seen him
before, the great cartoonist's mastery of the pencil was a source of
amazement, while the considerable
number who had at some fo ner
time had the pleasure of seeing ind
hearing him were unanimous ir the
opinion that his hand had lost none
but the invitations were honored by ! of its cunning and that his tongue
a host of friends at   Keremeos   and ! had   gained   in    wit,    wisdom   and
Stage Lines.
Kkkkmkos Hi.ivky Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos ilaily, except Sunday,
al I p.m.; connectinjf with all stag's cast
and wesi, arrives in lledlev al 5 p.m.
I., .im-s Hedley ilaily, except Sunday,   u
h a.m., arrives in Keesssses at ll .-t.ni.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkkkmkos Pknticton Mm. Stauk.
Leaves Keictneos for I'entieton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves I'entieton on Tuesdays, Thurs-
davs and Saturdays at 6 a.m., arriving in
Keesessas at seen,
W. E. W'ki.bv, I'roprotor.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trade George Kuln. I'resi-
dent; R. H. Carmichael, Secretary.
Similkameen Fanners Exchange J. J.
Armstrong. 1'iosulent; W. M. Frith, Secy.
Public   School   Board      Georjfe   Kirhy.
V.ir.i Mills, R. F.iiuiiiist, Secretary,
Customs' Olliee \V. M. Frith, Suli-Col-
Presbyterian Church Rev. A. II. Cameron, Pastor.
Methodist Church Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, B.A., I'astor.
Chares of Engtaad   Service weekly, ll
a.m. and 7.30 p.m. in School House.   Rev.
A. II, Ransome, M. A. Incinhenl.
CoDStaMs and Defet) OaaM Warden
M. H. Kwart.
Coroner—Dr. M. 11. McKwon.
Justices of the Peace T. \V. Colein.in.
Frank Riihtet.
Postmaster and Telephone Agent Geo.
Member of Parliament Martin Burrell,
I,,.,ml Forks, P. O.
Member Provincial Assembly I.. \V.
Shatford, Penlieloti P. O.
Town Hull—J. J. Armstrong Mgr.
Keremeos 11.ill    Ceo. Loudon, Mgr,
Great Northern Ry Daily train, arrives
10*90 a. m., leaves at 2 p.m., H. A. took,
Mails -Daily from the west via Hedley
Stage; from east via G. N. Ry.j Tri-weekly via Penlielon Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business institutions see advertiements in Ihis paper.)
by Mrs. Marlow, Princeton ; Miss
McPherson, Miss McLean, Miss
Bradshaw, and Messrs. MacHaffie,
Chamberlain, McLean and Sproule
from the west. All who had to do
with the musical part of the program were skilled in that art, and
certainly provided an entertainment
of a high order. Every item on the
following program was well rendered :
Duel—"Husarenritt" Spindler
Miss Lowndks and Mr. Chamhkri.un.
Song     "Onlv |)reamiii|f"| Stultz
Miss DaLV.
Violin Solo    "Serenade'' Gounod
Ma. Dalv.
Song    "TheHandol.ro".   .. Leslie Stuart
Ma. in um ki.ain.
Song      'llie Barley She ives ".. . Needhatn
Mrs. Brown.
Violin and Mandolin Duet — "Veritas"....
Mr. anu Mrs. lot i.tiiarii.
Saag   "Light"
One of his sketches was a cartoon showing the Premier after the
recent election searching with a
lantern for traces of the opposition.
Several clever local hits brought
down the house. One showed L. A.
Clarke of Green Mountain in a char-
Ladies' Guild Bazaar.
On Thursday, Dec. 2nd, the St.
John's Church Guild held their sale
of work in the Richter hall, which
had previously been tastefully decorated with evergreens by various
friends. The sale of work was followed by supper, which was a fine
example of the culinary skill which
the Guild is capable of. The evening concluded with a short program
of dancing, which formed a pleasing
impromptu finish to a very pleasant
Great credit is due to the ladies
for their untiring efforts in preparing for the day of sale and carrying
its various items to a successful
conclusion. To mention the names
of any would be invidious, as all
assisted in various ways, but although what they did was not to
gain thanks or praise, we are  glad
Miss Dalv.
Violin Solo—"Angel's Serenade"
Mk. Dalv.
leag     "The Veteran's Song"	
Mr. iuimukkiain.
Sonjf — "Thora" Stephen Adams
Mrs. Brou n.
Mrs. J. A. Brown's musical powers are  highly   appreciated   by   her
friends, and in "The Barley Sheaves"
Thora" and "Vainka's Song"
, she more than delighted them.   Miss
Daly made her first   appearance   on
the platform in  "Only   Dreaming,"
and   was   warmly   welcomed    as   a
most valuable acquisition by lovers
of good music. The west was re-
praaented on  the  program   by   Mr.
acteristic pose on horseback in front, * be ab,e t0 ,ake   this  opportunity
of the half-wav   house—a  remark- , of sa>'in£ how ***** their efforts, as
ably good likeness   in   view  of the | we" as the   attendance  of a  good
fact that Mr. Bengough had only
seen the man and the house during
a short halt on the trip over from
Penticton. Another sketch showed
two well known citizens enjoying a
quiet game of solo ; another Harry
Tweddle at the dor of the Central
extending a Brobdignagian glad-
Mr. Bengough, who published
"Grip" for quite a series of years
and finally discontinued it as not
sufficiently profitable, is of the opinion that such  a   publication   would
many   distant    and    other   friends,
were appreciated.
Patterson To Be Governor.
The frequent announcements that
have been made that Wells of Nelson or Stirling of Kelowna was to
succeed Dunsmuir as lieutenant-
governor were only guesses after
all. An order-in-council has been
passed at Ottawa appointing Thos.
W.   Patterson  of Victoria  to   the
The new lieutenant-governor was
have a better opportunity in these born in Kilmarnock) Ayrshire, Scot-
latter days, and is thinking some of ,andi bl|t c.ime u, Canada wlu,n „
making another venture in the field  boy and ,ived   with   his   pam)N   in
Oxford   and   afterwards   in   Bruce
county, Ontario.     A   large   part   of
Business Change.
his life has been devoted to railroad
building. Among other roads he
constructed the Shuswap and Okanagan line. He owns 1000 acres of
rich farm land on the lower Eraser.
The sale of the Alkazar hotel,
arrangements for which were made
a few weeks ago, was concluded
last Eriday, when   G.   B.   Bennett,
one of the new proprietors, arrived ln I'M he w:ls returned to the
from Vancouver, accompanied by Legislature for the Islands, but at
Mrs. Bennett, and took over tha\--* ***** *-*et*m was defeated by
business. His partner, Bert Ford A- l:- Mi Phillips. Eor a number
Chamberlain of Hedley, who with : (a brother of Alex Ford), will re- of years he has lived retired at Vic-
Mr. Wm. Daly and others received | main \n Vancouver. Mr. Mark, ,ori'<- "'' is ■ brother-in-law of
a well merited encore. The dance ;,fter winding up his affairs here John Tolmie, of Kincardine, Out.,
was thoroughly enjoyed.    The  hall   ;,nfJ jn the upper Okanagan, intends   M- 0. for North Bruce.
w.is decorated with evergreens, and
all the conditions were favorable for
enjoyment. The supper was served
st the Central Hotel and was of the
best. The banquet tables were surrounded by warm friends of Miss
Lowndes. At an early hour on Saturday farewells were said and good
wishes were expressed for Miss
Lowndes in her future home.
A. H. C
L. W. Shatford, M.L.A., left for
the coast last Friday. He will be
away about a week.
to go to the coast for a time,   and
will    probably    re-enter the   hotel
u _«.— l„   mm—. „   „„;,, u„   Toronto, D. D. Mann,  of Macken-
business when he   finds a   suitable
In the course of an   interview   at
locations. Mrs. Mark and Vera
left on Monday for New Westminster, where they will spend the
zie & Mann, stated that it was his
intention to go west just as soon as
the British Columbia government
was in a position to confer with
him, which he thought would be
W. Boyle was found dead last some time in January following the
week in his camp near Beaverdell. holidays. As soon as the necessary-
He was about 50 years of age and legislation is through Mr. Mann
had been foreman at the Sally mine said thc Canadian Northern would
on the West Fork for a number of be ready to proceed with construc-
ycars. The funeral was held al tion work ; five or six parties were
Greenwood. |out at present locating the routes. LOCAL AND GENERAL.
The annual meeting of the B. C.
Conservative Association opens at
Kamloops to-day.
Rev. Mr. Auvache. pastor of the
Grand Forks Baptist church, has
accepted a call to Penticton.
This year's yield of tobacco in the
Kelowna district is about 28,000
lbs. A large increase next year is
The Nelson News reports that
•even commercial travelers who
hitherto had lived at Vancouver
have moced to Nelson.
Nelson Conservatives have sent a
strong resolution to the government
asking that their member be appointed to one of the vacancies in
the cabinet.
F. A. Ross, recently in charge of
the operations of the Daly Reduction Co., is inspecting the Cineo
mines in the Hostotipaquillo district, Jalisco,   Mexico.
Grand Forks district shipped 22
carloads of potatoes this season
and has 20 carloads more readv for
shipment. Most of them go to Nelson and the Crow's Nest.
The Miners' Union at Grand
Forks held a smoker on the evening
of Dec. 1 in celebration ofthe fourth
anniversary of the eight-hour work
il.ty tor B. c. smeltsrman.
A C. P. R. freight train had a close
call near Shields on Sunday. A
rock slide had torn up part of the
track near the high bridge there
and the engine left the track and
was stopped in such a position that
it was hanging over a sheer drop of
over a thousand feet.
There were 2675 bodies cremated
at the several crematories on the
Pacific coast during the year PX)8,
an increase over the previous year
of 23 per cent. The state of Washington showed a larger gain toward this method of disposing of
the dead than any other in the
l'ni ted States.
A big irrigation scheme is planned
in the vicinity of Oroville. It is
proposed to tap the Similkameen
above the falls and run the water
through a high level ditch. Land
owners are to be asked to turn over
to the irrigation company one-third
or one-half of their lands in return
for getting a water service for the
remainder. Chicago capital is behind the scheme.
Canada's revenue is heading for
the hundred million mark this year.
It is practically certain that the high
w ater mark of two years ago of 97
millions will be passed. During the
first eight months of the fiscal year
the customs revenue was $39,110,-
567,which is an increase of $8,141,-
323. During the month of November collections totaled $5,092,761,
being an increase of $1,408,708.
Canada's total revenue last year
from customs and from all other
sources was  $85,500,000.    At   the
present rate of increase in the customs revenue that item alone will
almost span the difference between
last year's figures and the hundred
million mark, and nearly all other
sources of revenue are also showing
An Indian named Andclap, while
out hunting at Kirchner a few days
ago, missed his footing while on
top of a high mountain and actually
slid to the bottom of the big hill.
It is stated by onlookers that the
Indian shot like an arrow fully a
quarter of a mile down the mountain side. Strange to say, he was
not hurt in the least, except for
some scratches on his knee.
Judgment was rendered in the
supreme court at New Westminster
last week against Bill Miner, alias
G. W. Edwards, in favor of A. D.
Mclntyre, a well known lawyer of
Kamloops, for $500 and costs.
Judgment will be effected against
Miner through his account in the
treasury at Ottawa, it being stated
that he has $500 to his credit, the
money having been sent to him by-
friends during his confinement in
the B. C. penitentiary previous to
his escape several years ago. Mclntyre defended Miner together with
two companions at their trial at
Kamloops in 1906, and it was for
his services on this occasion that
he brought suit.
Charles Pearce, an employee ot
Hoy & Son's bakery in Vancouver,
was instantly killed by a death-
dealing electric current as ho was
delivering bread. He was entering
the back yard of Glencoe lodge,
with his wire basket hanging over
his arm, when a broken telephone
wire struck the basket. The wire
had broken earlier in the day, but
no one thought enough of the matter to see that it was placed out of
reach. Somewhere in its path it
had come in contact with a wire of
higher voltage, and instantly the
wire basket touched it the current
was of sufficient power to cause a
death shock through the carrier and
swiftly carried through the damp
body of Pearce to the ground.
To fall five stories while walking
in his sleep and to still live was the
remarkable experience of Victor
Johndro, a New Westminster architect and builder. Mr. Johndro fell
from the roof of the Dominion Trust
building, which is six stories high,
down the air-shaft in the centre of
the building, and the only injuries
he received were a broken leg and
a severe shaking. Mr. Johndro has
rooms in the upper story of the
Trust building, and it was sonic
time during the early part of the
night that he got up and walked
along the balls until he came to a
small ladder leading through a man
hole to the roof, and up this he
climbed, and it is presumed walked
around for some time before falling
down the central air space of the
building. The victim was conveyed
lo hospital, and will recover.
When in
atop at the
Central Hotel
■ JL_ffilBT
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and Land-seekers.
Headquarters for all
Stage Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy and
eomfoitahle rooms.
Free  bus lo and from
all trains.
Office of B.C. FVuit
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
Everything now ready, and we will lay aside your
selection that you may not be disappointed on Christmas Kve.
Something" For Father ■ -
- ■ Something Fop Mother - -
- ■ Something For Sister
A suitable present for one and all can be benight
here.    See our goods—get our prices.
A fresh stock of Fancy Chocolates just received.
Remember, cash buyers get a discount at our store.
J. R. SHAW. r*.
The Keremeos Chronicle.
Published every Friday at the office.
Kereineos, (I.C.
Subscription $2.00 a year. $1.00 tor sis months,
in advance.
Advertising Rates.—Legal notices, 15c per line
first insertion, 10c per line each subsequent insertion.
Land notices -Certificates of improvement,etc., $8.00
for fjO-day notices, $5.00 for .tlday notices. Contract
display advertising. 25c. per inch per week. Tran-
sient 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. BROWN, Publisher.
A Useful Body.
In addition to its usefulness as a
regulator of railways and of the
relations of railways with the puhlic
and with each other, the Railway
Commission has, during the six
years since it was instituted, furnished an instructive object lesson
of what a court of justice should he,
and has shown by contrast and
example how needless are many of
the encumbrances of our legal system as exemplified in the ordinary
law courts. The Railway Commission, though not a court in name,
is one in reality. It was created for
the hearing and trial of a class of
cases so numerous and of so diverse
court rules, are still subject to some
of them, and naturally they show a
disposition to adhere in some ways
to legal tradition. For one thing,
they are disposed to grant appeals
rather freely where their rules allow
it. In so doing they mar one of the
best features of the Commission.
In former times people who were
aggrieved felt that it was better to
suffer loss in the first instance than
to impoverish themselves by going
to a court when they had no assurance that the decision of the court
would be final. It was held that
the Railway Commission would obviate that difficulty, and that the
case would be settled quickly, without much cost, and settled finally.
Usually that has been the case, but
the practice of allowing appeals appears of late to have been growing
on the Commission.
In order to check this tendency
and further to simplify the court, a
bill was introduced in Parliament
early this session by Mr. Lancaster
further restricting the class of cases
where appeal might be allowed. Of
course Mr. Lancaster's bill was
killed, since it   emanated   from   the
a nature that it was realized in the heterodox side tf fa nouse. No_
beginning that the only way in
which it could possibly handle the
business that would be brought before it was by working with hands
free from the numberless fetters
and entanglements of ordinary court
procedure. The Commission was
empowered to get at the facts of a
case by the rules of common sense
when that was more feasible than
by adhering to set rules of evidence.
Further, the understanding was that
in most cases its decision was to be
final, leave to appeal being granted
only when a doubtful question of
law was involved or when the interests at stake were very great.
The result of the Commission's
freedom of action has been that a
quantity of business that would
have swamped a dozen ordinary-
courts has been disposed of with a
celerity unheard of before. Its
promptness, its certainty, its inex-
pcnsiveness, its finality of action,
have won it universal confidence
and esteem. No one doubts that
its decisions have been as just as
those of the most elaborately conducted court.
The Commission is a "poor man's
court." An applicant is not obliged
to employ costly counsel to steer
him through a maze of technicalities
end formalities. Fssential tacts are
considered rather than forms. It is
easy to bring a case before the
Commission and easy to get a hearing. Easy litigation is a favorite
bugebOO of the upholders of legal
formality. Like many another bugaboo, it loses its terrors when confronted with common sense. A
trained jurist can very soon tell
whether there is any merit in a case
that is laid before him, and can
very quickly dispose of it if he sees
that it is trivial or ill founded.
Hut the Commissioners, while
they are not subject to all  the   law-
thing else was to have been expected. But it served one useful
purpose in drawing from Mr. Ayles-
worth, Minister of Justice, a speech
that shows vividly the warping effect of a narrow professionalism on
the legal mind. Mr. Aylesworth
says :
" But I am sure it is the experience of law vers, and I think it is
the experience of litigants, that the
same jud^e who is sitting in a court
for the trial of small claims, where
he knows that he is absolute, is
very likely to be a much more arbitrary man and very likely to pronounce decisions of a very different
character trom those which the
same man under the same circumstances would pronounce if the
amount involved were a little larger
so that his decision would be liable
to review."
The Minister expresses his "contempt of court" very candidly. One
would expect the exact opposite of
his view to be the correct one, and
that a good judge would be specially careful to be just if he knew his
decision was final. But whither he
is right or wrong on this point, Mr.
Aylesworth maks another statement
that is nothing less than revolting :
" In conferring upon a dissatisfied litigant any right of appeal
from this board I fully concede Bfl
advantage given to the rich as
against the poor; but that, after
all, is only the advantage which, in
every walk of life, the man of
wealth has, by reason of his wealth,
over the man who is without resources. No matter what piece of
business a man may desire to enter
into, if he is possessed of large
means it is a great advantage to
him, and I venture to question
whether it would be right to take
that advantage from him."
Mr. Aylesworth is an able minister, but he holds the wrong portfolio. The title Minister of Injustice would fit him better than the
one he now bears.
eremeos Hardware
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Stoves and Ranges,
Paints, Oils.
We have a car of this fine domestic coal on order which
is expected to arrive soon.    Leave your order with us.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
Druggists and Stationers
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Office,
Capital and Reserve,
Shekhrooke, Quebec.
$ 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.
Keremeos Branch.
PLANTED AND IN BEARING—Now For Sale at Reasonable Prices.
Before our great irrigation system was completed and 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
best time for the 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 lands 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
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.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
The "beautiful" is falling as I
write, laying down a soft carpet of
pure white fluttering units which
come floating merrily down from
the universal storehouse above, or,
in the old folk-lore of Devonshire,
"the old woman is picking her
Christmas goose." The atmosphere
is warm and almost balmy, quite I
welcome change from the cold of
List week, when the thermometer |
dropped as low as 2 above zero.
It is strange how waters running
in creeks vary. Here we have two :
creeks, Olalla creek, coming down j
from the western hills, and Keremeos creek flowing from the north.
Two weeks ago, at the first touch
of the Frost King, Olalla creek
froze up tight, and is covered with
ice from four to six inches thick,
while Keremeos creek flows on quite
free and untrammeled, with no ice
even at the edge . It seems the
more peculiar, th s difference between the two creeks, because Olalla creek is a tumultuous brawler,
making a lot of fuss and noise
enough to scare away Jack Frost,
and according to the rules of the
game ought to be too active to be
caught, while Keremeos creek is
much slower in gait, almost placid
in places, and more open in every
way. The water of Olalla creek is
hard, limy and intensely cold. Keremeos creek water is softer, better
flavored, and more pleasant  to  the
palate.     Its resistance to frost must
lie in its constituent ingredients.
The new addition to J. Pritchard's
store is now complete and is a very
creditable job. Both the builder
and the proprietor are to be congratulated. The addition of a four-
foot platform along the whole front
of the building is a great improvement too. The new building is to
be the hardware department. H.W.
Conkling of Keremeos carried out
the work, assisted by Jas. Riordan.
There are now five men  working
at the Bullion, two each on day and
night   shift,   and    one   sharpening
Work is still being carried M in the
No. 2 tunnel.
J. R. Cranston, a mining man of
Rossland, spent two or ihree days
here last week. He visited two of
the best known claims in the camp
and took samples of the ore with
him. He was greatly pleased with
the showings, and said they were as
good as anything he had ever seen.
Dr. White Cloud, an Indian vendor of quack medicines, well known
throughout Ontario, is in jail.
While performing in a hall at Sudbury he claims to have been disturbed by small boys. One of the
"doctor's" tricks is rifle shooting,
and failing to quiet the small boys
he shot one of them. After lingering a night and a day the boy died
in hospital. White Cloud was arrested for wounding and will now
have to answer a charge of murder.
Doings at Salmon Arm.
There have been great "doings"
down Chinatown in Salmon Arm
during the past week. On Friday
night Chong Pong ran down the
street looking for Constable Thompson. Blood was streaming down
his face where another Chinaman,
Quin Gee, had gone after him,
" lady fashion." By the time the
constable had arrived on the former
scene of hostilities, Quin, like a
good little boy, had gone to bed.
Both Chinks were brought up before the magistrates on Saturday,
and as Chong had tried to let a
little daylight into his opponent,
using a corkscrew for the purpose,
both were called upon to help out
the municipal treasury to the extent
of $5 each. From what the constable saw while in the Chinaman's
shack he felt justified in bringing
Sam Kee, the keeper, up on the
charge of running a gambling house.
He was fined $20 and costs. Picking up from the Chinese cuss words
with which Sam told the bench that
he was not the only frog in the
puddle, Constable Thompson on
Sunday night raided the premises
of V'ip Ven and discovered a game
in operation in the loft over the
laundry. The witnesses brought
up didn't know anything whatever
about any game being on, but the
constable had succeeded in securing
some of the paraphernalia and
money, which was sufficient to con
vince the bench. The sum of $40
and costs was n ilized, Wing Lee
and Qui>i Gee putting up the collateral.    Salmon Arm Observer.
Local and General.
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.
Premier McBride, accompanied
by Mrs. McBride, left on the 1st
inst. for California on a two weeks
holiday. During his absence Hon.
W. J. Bowser will be acting premier.
The vacant portfolio of finance will
not he filled until the premier's return from the south.
Dreadnaught Bowser is pretty
nearly qualified now for a change
of the nickname to Pooh-Bah Bowser. He is acting Premier, Attorney General, Minister of Finance,
Minister of Agriculture, and Commissioner of Fisheries. He is also
in active legal practice.
The new Court of Appeals for
British Columbia has been instituted as follows : J. A. Macdonald of
Rossland, former Liberal leader, to
be chief justice; Mr. Justice Irving,
Mr. Justice Martin and Mr. W. A.
Galliher, ex-M.P. To take vacancies in the supreme court, Col. F. B.
Gregory of Victoria and Dennis
Murphy of Ashcroft are appointed. DISTRIBUTION OF SEED, i SAM PIERRE CAPTURED.
Samples From Central Farm to
Be Sent Free to Farmers.
By instruction ofthe Hon. Minister of Agriculture a distribution is
being made this season of samples
of superior sorts of grain and potatoes to Canadian farmers for the
improvement of seed. The stock
for distribution has been secured
mainly from the experimental farms
at Indian Head, Sask., Brandon,
Man., and Ottawa, Ont. The samples consist of oats, spring wheat,
barley, peas, Indian corn (for ensilage only), and potatoes. The quantity of oats sent is 4 lbs., and of
wheat or barley 5 lbs., sufficient in
each case to sow one-twentieth of
an acre. The samples of Indian
corn, peas and potatoes weigh 3 lbs
each. A quantity of each of the
following varieties has been secured
for this distribution :
Oats.—Banner, Abundance, Danish Island, Wideawake, White Giant, Thousand Dollar, Improved
Ligowo—all white varieties.
Wheat. — Red varieties : Red
Fife (beardless), Marquis, Stanley
and Chelsea (early beardless), Preston, Huron and Pringle's Cham-
plain (early bearded). White varieties: White Fife (beardless), Bobs
(early beardless).
Barley.—Six-rowed : Mensury,
Odessa and Mansfield. Two-rowed:
Invincible, Standwell and Canadian
Field Peas.—Arthur and Golden
Indian Corn (for ensilage) —Early sorts: Angel of Midnight, Comp-
ton's Early, and Longfellow. Later
varieties : Selected Learning, Early
Mastodon, and White Cap Yellow
Potatoes.—Early varieties : Rochester Rose and Irish Cobbler.
Medium   to  late   varieties :     Gold
The Notorious Indian Corralled
by Chief Bunbury.
The following account of the capture of Sam Pierre, the Indian desperado, which was accomplished
last week by Chief Bunbury,is given
by the Oroville Gazette :
Last Monday Sheriff Thorp met
C. J. Bunbury at this place and
they quietly slipped off on a still
hunt for the Indian fugitive Sam
Pierre, who has a string of crimes
to his credit long enough to tie him
up in the penitentiary the balance
of his natural life. The officers
were mum regarding their mission,
and the real object of the combined
endeavor was not known until the
two drove down from the north
with the prisoner. It seems that
Sheriff Thorp had a hunch that
Pierre was at his home, a short
distance below Oroville. A visit
there proved a water haul. Officer
Bunbury thought he had the man
staked out on Sheep Creek, near
Penticton, where Pierre was supposed to be working on a ditch with
others of his flesh. From Penticton
the party drove as close to the scene
of the ditch digging as possible.
Here Mr. Bunbury, the Canadian
official, started afoot, and coming
suddenly upon Pierre at work in the
ditch, covered him and invited him
to throw up the job. Pierre was
taken completely off his guard, and
had no chance to resist. He was
very docile, and had no chance to
give the officers trouble. Sheriff
Thorp left on the stage with his
man Thursday morning for Riverside, from whence he will reach
Sam Pierre is probably the tough-
Only one sample can be sent to
each applicant. The samples will
be sent free of charge through the
Applications should be addressed
to the Director of Experimental
Farms, Ottawa, and may be sent in
any time from the 1st of December
to the 15th of February, after which
the lists will be closed, so that the
samples asked for may be sent out
in good time for sowing. Applicants should mention the variety
they prefer, with a second sort as
an alternative. Applications will be
filled in the order in which they are
received, so long as the supply of
seed lasts. Farmers are advised to
apply early to avoid possible disappointment. Those applying for Indian corn or potatoes should bear
in mind that the corn is not usually
distributed until April, and that
potatoes cannot be mailed until
danger from frost in transit is over.
No postage is required on mail
matter addressed to the Central
Experimental Farm, Ottawa.
Wm. Saunders,
Director of Experimental Farms.
Coin, Carman No. 1, and Money'est red man *** tnis uPPer country.
Maker. The later varieties are, as He will halt at no crime, and espe-
a rule,   more   productive  than   the  dally if under the influence of liquor.
He served a term in the penitentiary
for a criminal assault upon his own
grandmother. He is one of those
ghouls cursed with the blood lust,
and is cannibalistic in his vicious-
ness, as he has bitten chunks of
flesh out of several Indians. He
says when he is worked up to a
frenzy he wants to see and taste
blood. Some months ago he stabbed a young Indian in a drunken
brawl at the Similkameen bridge.
He was arrested and broke jail. In
his flight he attempted an assault
on a white woman, and was foiled
in his brutal plan by the approach
of travelers. Deputy Sheriff Mills
and Marshal Case got a few shots
at him some weeks afterwards, but
the wily Indian got away.
As illustrating the willingness of
Pierre to take desperate chances,
Officer Bunbury states that at
Okanagan Falls he slept in the
same room with the Indian, who
was of course manacled. When
they went to the room Pierre lay
down on one of the beds, and the
officer, who had removed his revolver, threw his belt and scabbard
on the foot of the other bed and his
coat over them. Bunbury then
turned to the dresser as though to
make his toilet, and could observe
Pierre's movements in the looking
glass. No sooner was the officer's
back turned than with the noiseless
snake-like movements traditional
with Indians Pierre rose up and
reached over for the belt, supposing
the revolver to be in the sheath.
As his hand touched the belt Bunbury let out a gay haw haw, and
the foiled Indian fell back with a
curse. Had the gun been there
the Indian got hold of it, the friends
ot Bunbury probably would be
wearing weeds to-day.
Similkameen Land District.
TAKE NOTICE that Manurl Barrello. of Keremeos, ivcupatum tnrtittt, 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.
Mani-kl Barcklo.
26th October. 1909.
Jeff Wilcox of Greenwood, who
attempted to take his life on Nov.
13 by drinking a bottle of laudanum, was sentenced to eight months
in Nelson jail.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
Machinery Repaired.
Similkameen Land District.
^TAKE   NOTICE   that   Frederick   P.   Sadler,   of
1 Cambridge,   England,   Inspector   of   Inland
Revenue intends to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands;—Commencing at a
post planted at the southeast corner of lot 1761.
group t, Osoyoos, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 20 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence went
20 chains to point of commencement, HO acres more
or leva.
Frederick Percy Sadler
5th October. 1909. By his Agent,
lis Agent,
Similkameen Land District.
yAKE NOTICE that H. A. Barcelo. of Keremeos.
*■ occupation Farmer, intends to apply for per
mission to purchase tlie following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted ark>ut one and a half
miles east ot the south-east corner of William Cohen's pre-emption, thenee north 20 chains, thence
east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence west
20 chains to point of commencement,  40 acres.
Henrv Allan Barcelo.
27th October. 1909.
Bl'LBS from the best European and Japan
HOME GROWN fruit and ornamental trees
—grown on upland soil without irrigation
in the only part ofthe American continent
not infested with San Jose scale.
Garden. Field and Flower Seeds,tested stock
from the best growers in the world.
Wire Fencing and Gate*.       Spray Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Bee Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying Materials, etc.
White labor only.
t57-prttfo catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Seed
Vancouver    ■    -    B.C
Branch Nurseries    S. Vancouver.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
BENNETT & FORD,    -    -    Proprietors.
a B. BENNETT, Manager.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured   Meats,   Pish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
Mrs. R. H. Carmichael entertained friends from Princeton and Hedley at luncheon on Saturday.
A meeting of St. John's Guild will
be held at .Mrs. Coleman's on Thursday, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m. A full attendance is requested.
We are pleased to be able to
state that Mr. John Mattiee is making fair progress toward convalescence, and there is every prospect
of his complete recovery.
George Milburn left via Penticton
stage on Monday tor Victoria, where
he will spend Christmas with relatives and possibly remain the greater portion of the winter.
The bazaar held by the Ladies'
Guild on Thursday of last week
netted them upwards of $140. A
large number of fancy articles were
sold suitable for holiday presents.
A meeting of the Fruit Growers
Association of Keremeos will be
held in the Keremeos Land Company's office on Monday afternoon,
Dec. 13, at 2 o'clock. A good attendance is requested.
On Wednesday afternoon Mrs.
James Klmhirst was the hostess at
a pleasant afternoon tea given in
honor of Miss Lowndes, who was
leaving the following day to take
up her residence in Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. John Knudson and
two daughters arrived on Saturday from \elson and are staying
lor the time being at Kzra Mills's.
Mr. Knudson is fitting up part of
his building on Seventh street as a
The school children are holding
up the populace for four bits a head
for tickets to the Christmas tree
entertainment to be held on Dec.
23, which is an improvement on last
year's method of passing a subscription list.
All persons knowing themselves
indebted to Keeler's dining room
or to the store please call and settle, as we have our bills to pay and
must have money. An early settlement will greatly oblige. Mr. and
Mrs. Ci. G.  Keeler.
J. R. Rowell, the local representative of the B. C. Frtrit Land Co.,
left on Monday for Calgary, where
he will spend Christmas with friends.
He expects to spend the winter at
the company's office in Vancouver
and resume his job here in the
Jacob Meyers, who has been U.S.
collector of customs at Chopaka for
the past two years, was transferred
to Laurier last week. He is succeeded at Chopaka by Collector
Grube. Mr. Grube paid a visit to
Keremeos on Wednesday between
The approach of the holidays is
recalled forcibly to shoppers these
days by the festive appearance of
the shop windows. J. R. Shaw's
window is one that strongly attracts
the longing eyes of the youngsters
with its tempting display of toys
and other dainty but more useful
articles. A very tasteful display of
artistic ornaments is also shown at
G. G. Keeler's.
Frances, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Farrell, Keremeos
Centre, is suffering from abscess on
the head. Fears of it reaching the
brain are entertained, and the only
hope of recovery rests in sending
her away to a hospital for an
Although we are not exactly
Cheap Guys, we do believe in the
Golden Rule, and that it is right
"to live and let live." Fifteen cents
is not considered much in this country, but it will surprise you to see
what it can buy in Keeler's window
on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Rev. Dr. White, Superintendent
of Methodist missions in B.C., gave
an address, with limelight views, to
a fair sized audience in the church
on Monday evening. The views
were mostly of scenes in the coast
country, and the address descriptive of the speaker's experiences
and of the various missions in the
J. A. McMullen, Inspector of Provincial Police, accompanied by Chief
Bunbury of Greenwood, was in
town on Wednesday in the course
of a trip of inspection through the
valley. Mr. McMullen complimented the local division of the force on
the good order that has prevailed
during the work of construction on
the railway.
Torrential rains caused widespread damage in the coast districts
last week, estimated altogether in
millions, most of which occurred in
Washington. The railroads especially suffered heavily from washouts,
the C.P.R. main line being blocked
and trains stalled at a number of
places. In the Similkameen the
water was unusually high, but no
damage occurred, and our share of
the general visitation was confined
mostly to delayed mails and cloudy
A   strike   of   switchmen   to   the
number of several thousand on   the
GfMl Northern and other roads   is
causing considerable disturbance  in
trade, and now a far  more  serious [
movement is threatened.   About the
middle of this  month   the   railroad \
men on most  of the   roads  of the '
continent will present a demand  for
a uniform increase of 10 per cent,
in wages,  which   may   be   followed
by the greatest strike on record, in-,
volving more than a million men.
Thos. S. Drennan of Vancouver
came in on Saturday and spent a
few days at Keremeos looking after
his affairs here, leaving again on
Tuesday for the coast via Nicola.
Mr. Drennan, it will be remembered, bought a tract of fruil land here
and last summer put it under cultivation, besides breaking up and
otherwise   improving   the   lots   of
several other recent purchasers.
This fall he has spent in Saskatchewan, where he is interested in
wheat farming. The season there
has been a highly favorable one for
the grain growers in every way—
good harvest and threshing weather, heavy crops, and good prices.
Mr. Drennan had intended to move
here this fall, but has been too much
engaged otherwise. His present
intention, however, is to come early
in the spring, build a home, and
settle permanently.
I, Percy Mark, intend to apply to the
Superintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Ilussev, Victoria, B.C., for permission to
transfer the retail liquor license held by
me, ia respect at tkt premises known as
the Alkazar Hotel, Keremeos, to George
Hurton Bennett and Chester Bert Ford.
Pkrcv Mark.
Keremeos, Dee. 1, 1909.
All kinds of Sheet Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
Eavktkoi'i.hinv. a Specialty.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Now is the time to repait
your stoves ready for winter. Heaters of all kinds
relined on shortest notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[Over Kenmeos Hardware Store.]
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
Whips,    Bits,   Spurs,    Belts,   Etc.,
kept in stock.
Keeler's Restaurant
You can get
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenty-one Meals for Six Dollars.
Hereafter our loaves will be  of regular
uniform weight which we will sell as follows
One for ten cents.
Twelve for one dollar.
Pies,   Cakes,   Doughnuts   or   Biscuits
made when ordered.
Your Patronage Solicited.    Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind of work taken
bv contract at reasonable rates.
Silk Handkerchiefs Sold Cheap
Imported pirect from  China.
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
General  Merchants and   Laundry
For a luxurious Shave,
Halr-Cut or Bath go to
Booster's ftonsorial (parlor
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. 8AUNDER8, Keremeos.


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