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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
No. 34
Notary Public.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkkkmkos,  B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Notary Public.
Office   -   -   -   -    Keremeos, B.C.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
CEMENT ] For Sale
BRICK      J
Kkrkmkos, B.C.
L.O. l_ No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
. the full moon in each monlh
 ^ in     Keremeos    Town     Hall
Visiting members cordially invited.
C. L. Ci mminc.s, \V. M.
D. McCirhy.R. S.
Staff® Lines.
Keremeos Hkdlev Mail Stage.
Leaves Kereineos daily, exeept Sunday,
al 1 p.m.; connecting wilh all stages  east
and west, arrives in Hedley al 5 p.m.
Leaves lledlev daily, except Sunday, at
8 a.m., arrives In Keremeos at tl a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Addressee by
Hon. W. J. BOW8ER
Similkameen Electoral District.
Keremeos Penticton Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mon- j
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, al noon.
Leaves I'entieton on Tuesdays, Thursday! and Saturdays at 6 a. m., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
\V. E. Welbv, Proprietor.
Notice is herein- given that, thirty days
afler date, I intend to apply lo the Superintendent of Provincial Police, K. S.
Ilussev, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for Ihe Alkazar Hotel, located al Keremeos Station, B.C.
Percy Marks.
Keremeos Slation, B.C., Oct. 15, 1909.
Notice is herehy given that, thirty days
after date, I inlend to apply to lhe Supcr-
temlent of Provincial Police, F. S. Ilussev, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
leper license lor Ihe Hotel Keremeos, located at Keremeos Station, B.C.
OKMOI Kirhy.
Keremeos Station, H.l'., Oct. IS, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that, thiriy days
afler date, I intend lo apply lo the Super-
inicndent of Provincial Police, F. S. Hus-
ssjv, ol 'Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for the Ollala hotel,  located
nt Olalla, B.C.
Anprkw moves.
Olalla, B.C., Oct. 15, 1909.
Notice is herein given that, thirty days
after date, I intend lo apply lo the Superintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Hussey, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor license for tke Central Hotel,
located at Kereineos Centre, B.C.
Hallibirton Tweddle.
Keremeos Centre, B.C., Oct. 28, 1909.
For the third time I have the
honor of heing selected by the Conservative party to represent the
Similkameen riding. I feel deeply
grateful for this evidence of appreciation of my past services and of
the confidence and trust placed in
me to carry on the good work of
building up this portion of the
Though the Siniilkameen may be
considered, and justly so, one ofthe
favoured districts of our highly
favoured province, replete with
latent resources, the early stages of
the development of these resources
must necessarily be slow and occasionally disappointing. It is therefore to me a source of gratification
to look back over the past six years
and note the great progress made
in our riding and to feel that I have
had the privilege of contributing to
its prosperity.
The inauguration of a broad railway policy by the McBride Government will command the attention of
the electorate, overshadowing all
other questions. I am convinced that
such policy will make for the rapid
growth ofthe Province, causing an
influx of capital and population the
results of which will be far reaching.
In seeking your support I feel that
I may confidently appeal to my
record of past services to vouch for
my earnest desire to safeguard the
interests of my constituency in the
I should much like to have met
every elector personally before election day, but the size of the riding
and the shortness of time will not
permit; however, I will endeavor to
meet as many as possible, so that
we may have an opportunity of discussing more fully the situation.
In conclusion I would respectfully
solicit your vote and influence,
pledging myself to do my utmost
for the welfare of the Similkameen
Yours truly,
Hedley, B.C., Nov. II, 1909,
An important stretch of railway
in the Boundary country, which will
open up a number of mines with a
large prospective tonnage, is to be
constructed immediately. The portion to be built in the next three
months will be a spur from Hartford Junction to the Athelstan and
Jackpot mines of Wellington camp.
Tierney & Co. have the contract.
Miss Lowndes of Hedley is
spending a few days with friends
in Keremeos.
Pat Walsh's steamer, the Omin-
eca, plying on the Skeena river,
was totally wrecked a few days
ago, when the cable by which she
pulled herself up the strong current
parted and she ran on the rocks.
The G.T.P. steamer trying to reach
her after she stranded, was also
Rev. Mr. Cameron returned on
Wednesday after spending a few-
days with his friend F. C. Laird at
Cannon Hill, a suburb of Spokane.
Despite the constant rainy weather
his stay was a most enjoyable one,
Mr. Laird being a Cariboo old-timer
who has been a witness of and taken
part in the beginning and rise of
the Inland Empire.
Though no district exhibit has
been sent from Keremeos to the
Spokane apple show, some individual exhibits have gone forward.
J. R. Shaw has sent box and plate
exhibits of his Jonathans, and Wm.
Manery is showing Winter Pear-
mains and Newtown Pippins. A.
Robertson is also making some
plate and box exhibits.
Fred Shipman, the well known
advance agent, was in town last
Saturday arranging a date for J. W.
Bengough, the cartoonist, who will
appear in the hall at the Centre on
the evening of Dec. 4. Mr. Bengough has a fame as a cartoonist
that dates back to the days of Grip,
the first Canadian comic journal,
before cartoons had become a feature of daily'journalism; and as an
entertainer he is always a welcome
visitor to any part of Canada. He
has just concluded a very successful
tour of Australia, and will make a
farewell tour of Canada before retiring from the lecture platform.
Rev. Arthur Ransome, the newly
appointed rector of Keremeos parish, arrived here on Saturday after
a journey of sixteen days from
England, which he left on the 20th
of last month. His voyage proved
a pleasant one both by sea and by
land. Mr. Ransome is a recent
graduate of Cambridge University,
with some experience since in
church work in the old land. On
Sunday morning and evening set-
vice was conducted in the church
by Archdeacon Beer and Mr. Ransome, the latter delivering the
evening sermon. It is intended in
future to hold two services each
Similkameen Electoral District.
Having accepted the nomination
tendered by the Liberal Convention
held in Keremeos on the 9th inst.,
I beg to solicit your vote and influence, for the following reason:
That in accepting this nomination I
heartily endorse the policy of the
Liberal party, especially the planks
which call for
Immediate railway connections
with the Coast, even if necessary to
construct a connecting link as a
Government enterprise;
Free homesteads for all actual
settlers, male or female;
That immediate steps be taken to
survey and tabulate all lands available for settlement;
Local control of local affairs;
Proper aid to railways for the development of the resources of the
I am absolutely opposed to Mr.
McBride's policy of guaranteeing
the Canadian Northern Railway
bonds, for the reason that the credit
of the Province is pledged too
deeply for the amount of actual development procured, and I urge all
thinking men of either party to inform themselves thoroughly, before
casting their ballot, of the enormous
amount of liability assumed.
If I am unable to see every elector personally, which is my aim, it
will be due to the short time allowed by Mr. McBride during nomination and election.
Local Notes.
The vote in the Similkameen at
the last election was: Shatford (C.)
298; Curtis (L.) 200; Morter (S.)
A consignment of 61 boxes of
apples from Kelowna passed
through this week on the way to
Spokane Apple Show.
Mayor Hellart of Kelowna is the
Liberal opponent of Hon. Price
Ellison iu the Okanagan. Ellison's
majority in the last election was 250.
A series of meetings in the Liberal interest is being arranged, but
the dates are not yet decided, except that Mr. Elmhirst will speak in
Keremeos on the 24th.
Jas. Grant of White Lake and
Duncan Woods of everywhere,
stormy petrels of politics, are among
those who are camping on Shatford's trail and longing to lift his
scalp. Fruit Growing.
THE  HONEY  BEE. Mr. 11. A. Brsssterd writes to the late-
mologisl :    "(lur crop was gooil Ihis sea-
Its Presence Vital to Successful son, and am sttribets ii te Um beee. since
we have heen keeping hees our cherry
crop has heen much larger than formerlv,
while those orchards nearest us, live miles
from here, whore no hees are kept, have
produced hut light crops.'"
When we recollect the fact of the
honey dearth in this province this
summer, pointing emphatically to
the almost complete extermination
of the wild bees in the woods this
winter, it is evident that the fruit
ranchers in localities where there
are no hive bees are facing rather a
serious situation for 1910.
When In
stop at the
Central Hotel
Writing to the Victoria Times,
E. Duncan Todd sounds a timely
warning to fruit growers on a feature of their industry that is frequently overlooked yet is ot vital
importance—the fertilization ot blossoms by bees. It is an established
fact that nearly all the forms of
vegetable life grown by man lor the
food of himself and his domestic
animals depend on the industrious
bee for the fertilization of their
blossoms. Choosing from the list,
we find hazelnut, apple, pear, blackberry, raspberry, currant, gooseberry, plum, cherry, strawberry,
clover, vetch, alfalfa and sunflower.
If this winter it were possible to
exterminate every bee in the province, its fruit ranchers would be
without crop the following summer.
Their pruning, spraying' and cultivation would be in vain. Vet it is
curious that they leave to chance
the very necessary factor of pollen-
To insure certain pollenization of
an orchard it is estimated that there
should be within a mile of it at least
one hive for every 25 trees that may
be in bloom at the same time. It
does not pay to depend upon wild
bees' nests in the woods, because
they are just as liable to vicissitudes
as those in an apiary, with this
great difference, there is no owner
to provide for their welfare if the
summer has been barren. For instance, generally speaking, 1909 on
this continent has been a poor
honey year, many regions being a
blank. The bees were unable to
lay up stores for the winter, so it
may be assumed that practically
every nest of bees in the woods will
be extinct before spring, dying of
starvation. The bee-keeper will be
able to save his hy artificial feeding.
The fruit rancher who has depended
in the past on wild bees for the fertilization of his strawberry, apple,
pear and plum blossoms may be
trusting to a broken reed in the
spring of 1910.
On this subject it may be well to
quote an extract from a U. S. department of agriculture bulletin,
issued in 1894 :
" For several years the cherry crop of
Vaco vallev, in Solano Co., Cal., has nol
heen good, although it was formerly ipiile
sure. The partial or complete failures
have beSM allrihuted lo north winds, chilling rains, and similar climatic conditions j
but in Iks mind of Messrs. Krassford, of
Cherry Cilen, these causes did not suffici-
enllv account for all Ihe eases of failure.
"These gentlemen recollected thai formerly, when Ihe cherry crops were good,
wild hees wore very plentiful in the valley,
and hence thought peihaps the lack of
fruit might hi1 due to imperfect distribution
ofthe pollen ofthe blossoms. To lest Ihe
mailer Ihev placed several hives of lues
in their orchard in 1890. The result was
striking, for the Brassford orchard had a
good crop of cherries,while olher growei s
in Ihe valley who had no bees found I heir
crops entire or partial failures. This year
(IH')I) Messrs. Brassford had some sixty-
live hives of bees   in   their  orchard,   and
Local and General.
Canada's public debt increased by
about $46,000,000 last year. It is
now about $325,000,000 net.
The miners' union in Fernie has
completed its new hall and theatre
at a cost of $50,000. Il will seat
850 people.
The Nelson News estimates that
the total apple production of the
Nelson district will be five cars, and
that of the entire Kootenays about
eight cars.
Land for small farming and fruit
growing in the Sapperton, Burnaby
and Surrey districts, near New
West minster, is selling at $250 to
$600 uncleared and $1200 to $2500
A grizzly bear was seen up the
Coldwater last week killing a number of cattle which he scared into
Kootenay lake, and after plunging
after them he helped himself to a
good feast.     Merrilt Herald.
It is proposed to light the little
town of Leavenworth, near Wenatchee, by placing 5000-candle-power
searchlights on the side-hills at each
end of the town. The council lav ors
the scheme, but the mayor resigned
as a protest against it.
Hotel thieves have been busy in
Hedley of late, their favorite method beinir to enter the rooms of
sleeping guests and go through
their pockets. Jack McKenzie and
Tom Wilson were two of the victims, says the Gazette.
Some time ago Joseph Little of
Blairmore purchased the rock pile
caused by llie great slide of 190.1 at
Frank, Alta., and many people wondered what he intended doing with
il. It is now stated that Mr. Little
will start ono of the largest lime-
burning industries in Canada in the
slide, where the finest of lime rock
lies all broken ready lo be dumped
into the kilns.
It was the intention of members
ofthe Orange order in Hedley to
celebrate Guy Fawkes day by organizing a lodge in Hedley, but
owing to inability to get the organizer there on that dale they came to
Keremeos instead, and the date for
launching the Hedley lodge has
been deferred a few weeks. It will
take place as soon as arrangements
can be made.
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and I.and-seekers.
Headquarters for all
Slage Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Oood table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
to and from
all trains.
Office of B.C. Fruit
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
Fine Underwear
Ribbed Hose
Combination Suits
Sweater Coats
All-wool Underwear
H.B.K. Mackinaws
Hats, Caps
Sweater Coats
H.B.K. Overshirts
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to, and Satisfaction Guaranteed
Cash buyers
get a discount
on all goods
bought at
Shaws Big Store. The Keremeos Chronicle.
Published every Friday at the office,
Kereme,>8. ll.C.
Subscription $2.00 a year, $1.00 tor six months,
in advance.
Advertising Kates.-Legal notices, 15c per line
first insertion, 10c per line each subsequent insertion.
Land notiees -Certificates of improvement,etc., $8.00
for 60-day notices, $5.00 for .10-day notices. Contract
display advertising, 25c. per inch per week. Transient advertisements, such as Lost. Found. Wanted,
etc., not exceeding one inch, $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions Tor $2.00. Local reading notices,
25c.per line first insertion, 1.5c. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. DKOWN. Publisher.
One Of The Tests.
In the selection of a representative for parliament the question
always arises as to a candidate,
" What has he done for the constituency?" or " What can he do for
the constituency ?" ln the case of
Dominion elections, or even in provincial elections in a province where
municipal organization has been
well developed, that consideration
should not have a great deal of influence. It is not, for instance, fair
to estimate a Dominion member by
his "pull" in getting post office
buildings or local wharves or other
"sops" to the electorate, often
thrown out with regard rather to
their vote-catching effect than to
their necessity or utility. A public
spirited and liberal minded electorate will recognize that a member's
first duty is to the country as a
whole, and if in that direction he
measures up to a high standard,
and at the same time forwards to
the best of his ability the legitimate
local demands on governmental attention, he should retain the confidence of his constituents. That
should be the attitude of the electors, as has been said, in Dominion
elections, or in a province with a
thoroughly decentralized system of
local government. But in British
Columbia, with its centralized system of government and its lack of
municipal organization in large districts, the functions of a representative are of so comprehensive a
nature that his usefulness must be
judged by a totally different standard. Here his "pull" is a part,
and a large part, and a necessary
and perfectly legitimate part of his
duty to his constituents. As well
as being a provincial lawmaker, he
is a sort of township councillor on
an extended scale—for the provincial government iu one of its functions is just a glorified township
council. His duties are much more
onerous than those of an M.P. Not
only has he to attend to all the
ordinary duties of a legislator as
such, but in such a constituency
as Similkameen- he must attend to
a mass of local detail that under
another system would occupy the
attention of several municipal
bodies. He must learn the requirements of his riding, and distinguish
between the more and less urgent
of them; he must lay those requirements before his colleagues in such
a way that they will command recognition; and he must have an eye
to the proper carrying out of the
provisions made to meet them.    So
exacting are the duties of an M. L. A.
in this province that one would imagine none without a strong taste
for public life would undertake
When L. W. Shatford appears
berore the electors of Similkameen
asking for re-election, he must
prove that he has done his duty
both to the province and to his
constituency. Whether he has done
his duty to the province is simply a
question of whether the McBride
administration has done its duty,
for he has been a constant supporter of the administration. There can
be little doubt as to what the answer to that will be. Still less can
there be any douht as to the fulfilment of his duty to the constituency
—in that he has most certainly made
good. By persistent advocacy and
sheer hard work he has brought to
the Similkameen the recognition
that its importance deserves, and
from a position of almost utter neglect has made it one of the best
provided for of all the districts in
the province. That there is an occasional dissatisfied constituent is
to be expected—indeed it would he
supernatural if there was not, for
even our generous appropriation
can cover but a limited amount of
public work. But the occasional
dissatisfied one is the exception that
proves the rule. We are much
mistaken if the verdict of three
years ago is not repeated with increased emphasis on the 25th of
eremeos Hardware
Buy your Hardware
At the Hardware Store
And save Money.
Just arrived—A fine assortment of
Including all kinds of
Preserving Kettles
At the lowest prices.
Call and see our stock and get prices before purchasing-.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
One of the indications of the position held by the present government in the esteem of the people is
the fact that many of its aforetime
opponents are sinking partizan
considerations and taking a decided
stand for its return to power. To
go no further away than Princeton
to the west and Grand Forks to the
east, we find the Princeton Star
and the Grand Forks Sun, both
avowedly Liberal papers, strongly
upholding the administration on
this occasion.     The Star says :
"While Star has opposed the present
government in the past, adhering to and
still believing In lhe principles of Liberalism, it waives party for what it considers
is best for Ihe people and relies on the
ability and integrity of those now nl the
helm for a continuance of gocal jfovorn-
ment. . . . Mr. Shatford has now
represented the Similkanicon Iwo terms,
in both of which Ihe Slar strenuously
opposeil him. He has (riven general s.u-
isfaclion, lultillmi; bis pledges in tins section and Conducting public business in a
milliner creditable to himself and his parly.
Slur has no axe lo (.rind or favor to ask.
ll simply gives honor and credit to whom
honor and credit is due.''
The Grand Forks Sun is equally
decided in its stand. It concludes
an article commending McBride's
policy with these words:
"The course of The Sun does not mean
that the paper has abandoned faith in Ihe
present progressive administration of Sir
Wilfrid I.aurier. In future, however, tin-
paper will be independent politically. In
Ihe present campaign we are firmly convinced thai the defeat of the McBride
government would prove a calamity to
Ihe provinee."
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.
Hk.mi On n i .
Capital and Reserve,
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every  facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Savinjf8 Bank Department.
Deposits of SI.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Koromcos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager. KEREMEOS FRUIT LANDS
The Best Time to Secure a Lot is NOW
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 forthe fruit grower to settle at Keremeos
is right now.
DONT 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.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
Landed a Horse Thief.
The Oroville Gazette says : C. J.
Bunbury and Win. Wilson, of the
Canadian police force, came in Saturday on the trail of R. M. Ricards,
who was wanted for stealing a
horse near Kelowna, H. C\ They
located the party at Clay I-'ruit's
ranch, near Tonasket, where he was
Working in supposed security, and
driving down Monday took their
man into camp. He had the goods,
if not on, at least near, his person,
and the stolen animal was recovered. Constable Wilson drove up
to P«in'iew Tuesday wilh the prisoner. This is not all Ihe troubles
that Ricards managed to get into.
He owned I team at horses, besides
the one he appropriated, and ran
the   bunch   over   the   line   into   lhe
United States without paying duty.
Mi. Bunbury informed Customs
Officer Rugei ol th* circumstances,
Capt.  Rujrai  Sl once got   biisv,   and
the British subject erith ■ weakness
tor horseflesh  nrill discover he is
without a hoof. The "ay ol the
transgressor is hard, and transgressors lad il ■ road tO travel
when    Ihey    go   wrong    along   the
A light engine jumped the track
near Fholt last week and fell MO
feet   down   an   embankment.      l.e -
McAstocker, engineer, was killed,
and G«0. Hcallie, fireman, severely
An Unpunished Fraud.
For selling Bible* James M. Lambert found  himself in   Vancouver
jail, charged with fraud. For several weeks past there had appeared
in Vancouver dailies the following
advertisement, and it was the wording of it that caused J. R. Greenfield, post olliee inspector, to file an
information charging Lambert with
false pretenses. The advertisement
read :
NOTICS, On receipt of $1 vve will send,
securely sealed, a beautifully bound book
of over 400 pav.es of go* things. Kvery
sport should read it; the most wonderful
book ever vviiilen ; prohibited in many
Countries, Trench aiul l''.iiv_hsh translations.     Send at   once,   J. I).,   H Kast  Side
post office, Vancouver, Hi.
The   man   was   discharged,    the
magistrate holding that,  while no
doubt those who answered the advertisement   hardly   received    what
ihey had v apected, ■ careful reading
ol  the   advertisement  shows   that
Lambert "made good" everything
iu the ad. However, he got a lecture from the magistrate.
Jusi how extensive a business the
man has doaa is unknown tO the
post   office   department,    but    it   is
presumed   that   be   quite   flooded
Vancouver with the good Hook,
and probably placed it where il
never would have beeu placed except for the ad.
Dominion Parliament opened yesterday.
Coreless Apple.
Coreless as well as seedless are
the apples produced on a single tree
of unknown variety in an eight-acre
orchard Bt Morun Prairie, five miles north of Spokane, owned by B.
K. Shoat, a rancher. The largest
of the fruit is three inches in diameter, the coloring being a yellowish
green, streaked vvith red. The apples have deep pink cheeks, and the
flesh is firm and of excellent flavor.
The tree is between 12 and 15 years
old, and is growing in sub-irrigated
soil at an altitude of 2225 feet.
Short does not claim credit for developing the coreless-seedless apple,
declaring it is I freak of nature.
He has engaged three watchmen,
each to work eight hours a day, as
guards in his orchard, to prevent
injury to the tree. He intends to
graft the scions on olher trees the
coming spring. Expert pomolo-
gists say if the process is successful he will have made a discovery of
greater commercial importance than
any yet Credited to Luther Hurbank
and other plant wizards. They add
that while the seedless apple is BO
longer a novelty, the production of
a coreless one, long sought by growers throughout the world, is a distinct triumph in apple culture.
The Dominion government has
decided to construct a floating dock
at a Met of $1,500,000 at Prince
Provincial and General.
A company is developing 10,000
horse power at Bull River Falls to
supply the Crow's Nest towns from
Michel to Movie.
The Summerland board of trade
has decided to take a census of the
fruit trees in the district, getting the
age,variety and number, as a means
of estimating the crop and need of
facilities for handling it.
Damage estimated at $8000 was
done in a cemetery at Carlinville,
III., hy Hallowe'en vandals, who
broke with hammers more than 100
tombstones. Stones nearly a century old were broken, as well as
many more modern monuments.
Captain Gore, Superintendent Kilpatrick and some other C. P. R.
ollicials have been examining the
Okanagan river with a view to
future navigation. It is rumored
that a 100-foot boat is to be run
from I'entieton to Okanagan Polls
as soon as the river is navigable.
(I. T. Owen of Vancouver was
caught at an ingenious swindling
game. His system was to use the
name of some person from Vancouver known to be out of town and in
that man's name wire from Seattle
to his known friends asking for a
sum of money. It worked once,
but the second time he tried it the
firm to whom he wired happened to
know where the man he personated
The views of a visitor are always
of interest to the residents of a
locality, from the fact that he sees
things from a fresh point of view,
and tor thai reason his impressions
are necessarily more vivid than are
those of the people to whom the
surroundings are familiar from daily
contact. For the benefit of those
of our readers who have not seen
the original, we reproduce the major
portion of an article by Bruce in the
Saturday Sunset, in which he de-
sciibes in his own graphic style his
recent visit to Keremeos :
The sixth of October was dreary, chilly
and wet as I rode, enveloped in a vellovv
slicker, alonvr the vvairon read from Hedley to Keremeos. Kven under these apparently depressing condil ions tin" aspect
vvas not cheerless. Somehow the influence
of 300 days of sunshine in tbe year in the
Similkameen overlaps and counteracts llie
gloom ef tbe days of rain and cloud. One
never feels irloomy or lorebodeful in that
enchanted land of sun and sage-brush.
The vellovv bunch grass hills proclaim
their plenitude of juicy steaks anil roasts,
the cool green WBtOfa of the streams invite inspection wilh rod and reel of the
secluded pools, away up in the timber you
know tin' fat movviteh is even now watching Ihe distant rider iu the valley, further
up the playful goat, looking at that distance like a white insect, may sometimes
be seen skipping SUHMg tbe boulders of
the dark brown slides which everv where
are slipping from  III.'   mountains   in   lone;
straight lines.
• •        •        .
As I descended lhe Similkameen the
vallev widened in almost every mile. At
lledlev it is almost a canyon, at Kereineos
itis a country. llie great gray-brown
hills separate in dignified ranks as if lo
welcome in Ihe march of oiviliz.itI, n
Where Ashnola (.'reek comes in from the j
west is a magnificent stretch of the lines!
agricultural lands. There are thousands
of acres of it. It is favorably located. It
could be irrigated at a minimum ol expense. It lies barren of any products
useful tO man. A few eayuses pasture on
its hundreds of acres ol succulent bunch
grass sad pea vine. That is the whole
extent of its utilisation. "Indian reserve"
explains it all. On these thousands of
acres Iwo Indian families live. It is only
one ol llu- items in lhe long slory of Indian reservations in Hritish Columbia, the
result ol" tbe lack of anything resembling
an intelligent policy   in   dealing   wilh   the
* ♦ *
The iirii_.ition ditch of the Keremeos
Land Lo. is a splendid piece of hydraulic
construction. I'rom the intake at Ashnola
Creek lo die very end, eight miles away
iu Keremeos, il BBS been thoroughly built
ill every detail, ll consists of box flume,
continuous slave pipe and open dileh.
Work on il was slatted in April, 1907,
anil was completed last spring, water be-
sBg brought down in July. All soils of
blue ruin predictions were made. It was
claimed llial OUrlsg Ui lhe porosily   of   Ibe
soil the water would all leak sway ami
irrigate the lands near lhe head, lhat nolle
ol lhe water would over reach Kereineos,
that il would have to be cemenl lined, and
olher disquieting opinions were expressed.
Hut \V. II. Armstrong went serenely on
his way building Ibe dileh, and when II
was finally completed he was on hand to
sre Ihe first water CeniS down. . . There
it is running now aiul vvill continue to run
as long as apples grow ami peaches bloom
ill Keieniees.
The dileh  carries   1000   miner's  inches
and utilizes not more III.in  one-,piailer of i
tbe   available   supple   of Ashnola   Creek.
The water is nulled snow,   crystal  clear, |
soft and pure. Il is to be used for domestic purposes in Keremeos town. Thai will
give Keremeos a water supply equal in
quality to lhat of Vancouver, the best in
the world.
After my pleasant visit at the Ashnola I pulled out for the town. In half a
mile I met two farm wagons. One carried
a load of manure. The other was an
empty hay rack. Thev suggested a farming distriet of old Ontario. It made me
rub my eves. From Nicola to that point,
about 110 miles, the only vehicles 1 hail
seen, praclically lhe only ones lo be met
with, were four-horse stags coaches or
freight wagons, once in a long while a
livery buggy I more olion Ih.in.inv. mounted men and pack ponies. That manure
KMtd Sad empty   hav   rack   Were   the   tirsl
indications of a settled agricultural community, doing business along established
farming lines, liul then Keiemeos has
bad a railroad for nearly two wars.
The valley widened perceptible. Presently a farm house appeared. It reposed
in the centre of a newly cleared lot with!
young orchard trees planted In it. All
around Ihe cleared space was sagebrush.
In one corner of Ihe cleared lol a man was
digging potatoes. And such spuds —the:
first crop that sagebrush land had ever
produced. Some of those spuds were big
enough to make a meal single-handed for
a good sized family. I don't think 1 ever
noticed how delicious the homelv tuber'
can be till I regaled myself on Keremeos
petaloes. Solid, glistering, dry and floury,
Ihey are easily the equal of Ihe far-famed
Ashcroft, and maybe better. I have never
seen a Keremeos potato that vvas cracked
or unsound. What an accession these
tubers vvill be to Vancouver markets.
They are less than ISO miles from Vancouver by the railway routes I have been
advocating. Vet by the present route it
costs $1.-111 per cwt. to transport them to
Further OB 1 saw a man planting strawberries in Ihe rain. When be answered
my bail he rose up, and he was a b% six-
footer. I soon found be was an American
who Bad made money growing wheat in
BlbertS and bad come to Keremeos to
make more and enjoy life in the almost
perpetual sunshine. I.asl spring his lol
was sagebrush. To-day it is an orchard.
Ite did not get water on the land till July,
but ba hid a good crop of potatoes and
olher vegetables, lie had several hundred
healthy young fruit Irees pleated. Hi- bad
a ileal cabin built, a good fence, a slable.
ln a lew years, three or four, he vvill he a
gentleman of leisure. Foresight and water
vvill do the trick for him afler he has
Cleared the land. He had Ihe foresight to
come to Keremeos and buy his lot, and
the land company furnish Ihe water. Simple, isn'i il f Meantime he is having a
real good time puttering around that ten-
acre lot planting Irees, strawberry vines,
small Innis, etc. Next spring he will enjoy SeehBJ those Irees make new growth,
Tlicspiingaftorth.it he will be regaled
with scent of apple, cherry, Bench and
apricot bloom. During the summer he
will watch a few of them reach maturity.
In Ihe fall of Ihe next ye.u he will gather
his first commercial crop of fruil. Meantime lie has raised all the vegetables,
sl raw benies, etc., he wants lor his own
use and has sold a tidy bunch for the
markets In the mining camps over in Ibe
Houndarv or up at lledlev ami lYin. elon.
If a railway were buill across Ihe Hope lo
Vancouver be could pick his strawberries
in Ihe afternoon and they could be on the
breakfast tables of the Coast city nexl
lin every side vvas development and
activity. New houses wen' bofauj built in
the sagebrush. Selllers were living in
lents. The women folks could be seen
coming and going about their camp duties.
The men were out on the lots olc.irine; pm
tin- sagebrush wilh teams or grub hoe.
Ien.es were M*g built, trenches dug,
land plowed, trees planted.
Rain, cloud nor chill could nol  dampen
the enthusiasm of my first impressions of
Keremeos. It was a picture 1 had often
conjured up in my mind for other parts of
tbe Similkameen—a picture which must
always have a railway for a background.
Here was a community of homes, of potential happiness, of a contented people, a
source of prosperity for Vancouver and
for its own citizens. If that railway would
only connect Vancouver with Keremeos,
just 180 miles away, think what it would
mean for the Keremeos fruit grower, a
market for the Vancouver merchant, a
new and valuable asset for the province
of Hriiish Columbia. Iliad a feeling that
I wanted to grab Keremeos and take it to
Vancouver away from Spokane. Its thousands of aeres of fertile soil lie right on
the boundary lim' in Hritish Columbia, but
ii is over 7<>o miles from Vancouver by the
present railroad route, while by the direct
Hope route and the Kennedy tunnel it
would be only about 180 miles. By the
Keltic Valley line which is part of the
govei iment's policy Keremeos will be 311
miles from Vancouver.
Similkameen Land Dletrlct.
'I" \KK NOTICK that Manuel   ll;ir,ell„.  of   Kens.
* meos, occupation  former,  intends le apply
lur permission to purchase thc Mlemint. desenried
lands: Commeneinir at n post planted at the north-
cast corner nf lot 289, thence north tt) chains, thener
west 20 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east
20 chains to point of commencement, et) acres.
Manckl Harcklo.
26th Octoher, 1909.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
Machinery Repaired.
There are 51 prisoners in Nelson
Similkameen Land District.
TAKl   NOTICB   th.it   Frederick   T.   Sadler,   of
*■ Cambridge,    England,    Insjx-ctor   of   Ini,uui
Revenue intends to MM far permission to purchase
tllf, following described lands: Commencing at a
post planted at tltf southeast corner of lot 1761,
group!, Oso\oos, thence north 40 .-hains, thence
cast St) chain-., thence south 40 chains, llitiuc « est
gfj chains to point of commencement. 80 acres more
or less.
Fkki.kkick Pnct Sadler
5th October. 1909. Hv his .Went.
W. C, Batr.
Similkameen Land District.
TAU NOTICE that H. A. Haio-lo. of Keremeos.
* occupation Farmer, intends to apply for  per
mission to purchase the fallowing disenhed lands:
Commencing at a post planted about one and a half
mil. s ,-.,-.! ot the south-east corner of William Cohen's pre-emption, thence north _?0 chains, thence
east _W chains, thence south Jo chains, thence west
2*) chains to point of commencement.   40 acre*.
Hknmy Allan Harcklo.
27th October, 1909.
BULBS from the best European and Japan
HOME HROWN fruit and ornamental trees
— (frown on upland soil without irrigation
in the Only part ot the 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 Gates.        Spray Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Hee Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying Materials, etc
White Mar only.    .
157-pao;_' catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Seed
Vancouver    -    -    B.C.
Hranch Nurseries- S. Vancouver.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish  and  Poultry promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
GEO. CAWSTON. R. Elmhirst Nominated.
The Liberal nominating convert
tion held here on Tuesday was well
attended by delegates from Hedley
and Keremeos, though the representation from other parts was not
a full one. Two names came before the convention—Robert W.
Taylor of Anarchist Mountain, and
Richard Elmhirst of Keremeos.
Mr. Taylor is a rancher, and was
formerly a school teacher. Mr.
Elmhirst was chosen on the first
ballot, and on motion of Mr. Taylor
the nomination was made unanimous. Mr. Elmhirst made a short
address accepting the nomination,
and addresses were also given by
Mr. Taylor and by  J. A. Dalander.
The formal nomination bears the
names of W. S. Mattiee as mover,
V. J. Rose as seconder, and R. W.
Taylor, J. A. Dalander and Duncan
Mr. Elmhirst is one ofthe leading
fruit ranchers of Keremeos, having
come here about four years ago
from Carberry, Man. He is an
ardent Liberal, though as yet he
has taken no active part in public
affairs except as school trustee.
His personal popularity will be his
strongest card in the present contest. On the other hand his opportunities to become acquainted with
the outlying parts of the district
have been limited, and this, together with the character and record of
his opponent, make it unlikely that
he can effect much in shaking the
latter's hold.
Local and General.
Rev. G. R. B. Kinney went to
Orovil'e on Monday to attend the
Osoyoos District Sunday School
convention held there on Monday
and Tuesday of this week.
What is probably the heaviest
crop of oats ever harvested in the
Canadian west has been threshed
by W. D. Trege, of Gleichen, Allowing 34 pounds to the bushel, the
crop averages 137.4 bushels per
Penticton Tennis Club.
Friday, November 26th
Ticket* $2.00, Gentleman and   Lady,   extra Ladies 50c. each.    Williams' Orchestra
in attendance.    Everybody welcome.
Sec v. -Treas.
Orange Doings.
Local Orangemen and their
friends from neighboring towns
gathered at Keremeos on Guy
Fawkes day and enjoyed themselves in a variety of ways during
the afternoon and evening. In the
afternoon a dozen turkeys were put
up for a shooting competition, in
which Thos. Daly and E. M.
Crooker were the most successful
contestants. In the evening an
entertainment was held in the town
hall, at which addresses were given
hy Rev. Bro. Kinney and Bro. McCurdy, a solo by G. Milburn, a trio
by Bros. Kinney, Milburn and
Crooker, and an instrumental solo
by Mrs. D. J. Innis. The day's
proceedings concluded with a banquet at Keeler's restaurant.
On Sunday a special Orange service was held in the church at 3
o'clock p.m. Rev. Mr. Nixon of
Summerland, who was to have conducted the service, was unable to
attend, and in his absence Rev. Mr.
Kinney officiated. Mr. Kinney was
obliged to leave immediately after
the service in order to fulfil his engagement at Hedley at 7:30 p.m.
A sum of money. Owner may recover
from Rev. A. H. Cameron by proving-
property and paying for this advertisement.
For Sale Oheap.
Horse, single harness  and   buckboard.
Apply to
Mrs. J. A. McDonald,
34 Olalla.
All kinds ot Sheet Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
Eavetroughing 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 Keremeos Hardware Store.]
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Similkameen Electoral District.
Householders in Nelson who use
electric light will in future get one
light free for their front porch or
veranda, and storekeepers will get
one window light free—the idea being that these serve the purpose of
street lights.
Public notice is herebv given to the
Electors of Similkameen Electoral District
that in obedience to His Majesty's Writ
lo me directed, and bearing date Ike iwvn-
lielh dav at October ia tke year of Our
Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine,
I require the presence ofthe said Electors
Oovernment Office, Fairview,
The 11th day of November, 1909
At 12 O'clock Noon
for the purpose  of electing  a   person   to
represent them ill the  Legislature   of this
The mode of nomination of candidates
shall Ih- as follows:—■
The candidates shall be nominated in
writing; the writing shall be subscribed by
I we registered voters of the district as
proposer and seconder, and by three other
registered voters ofthe said district as assenting |0 the nomination, and shall be
delivered lo the Returning Officer at anytime between the date of lhe Proclamation
and one I\ M. ofthe day of nomination,
and in the event of a poll being necessary,
such poll will be open on the
25th day of NOVEMBER, 1909,
at the following places:
1. Heaverdell, Tost  Office.
2. Westbridge, Hroomlield's Hotel.
3. Kock Creek, Crawford's Store.
d. Hridesville, Charlton s Store.
S. Sidley Mountain, Post Ofliee.
(>. Camp MeKinnev, Posi Olliee.
7. Kairview, Government Olliee.
H.  Vaseaux Lake.Melntvre's Kesidenee.
I. Okanagan Kails, Posi Office.
10. South IVnticlon, Layton's Kesidenee.
II. Green Mountain, Post Office.
12.  White Lake, II. Ingle's Kesidenee.
l.V  Olalla, A. Moves'.
14.  Keremeos Centre, Court House.
IV  Keremeos Station, Barcelo'* Store.
16. Hedley, Union Hall.
17. Prineeton, Court House.
18. Ashnola, Townsite Office.
19. Granite Creek, Marcotte's Residence.
20. Tulameen, Otter Klat, Old School
Of which every person is hereby required lo take notice and govern himself accordingly.
Given under my hand at Keremeos the
30th day of October, 1909.
J. A. Hrown, Returning Officer.
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.
Vour  Patronage Solicited.    Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind o
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
Whips,    Bits,   Spurs,   Belts,   Etc.,
kept in stock.
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
General Merchants and  Laundry
Grand Forks, B.C.
Offers a Splendid Grade of
Spitzenberg, Yellow  Newton  Pippin, Winesap,
Cox's Orange Pippin, Red Cheeked Pippin
and all the other Leading Varieties
We hold Government  Inspector's   Certificate   that   all   Stock   is
free from Pests and Infectious Diseases
Write at once for Catalogue and Price List
All Stock Wintered in our Large Storage Cellars
For a luxurious Shave,
Hair-Cut or Bath go to
^Booster's donsorial (parlor
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. 8AUNDERS, Keremeos.


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