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Kererifeds Trumpet
Vol.   I.
lOJj,  B. C,   FRIDAY, JANUARY 8,  1909.
No. 42
Teacher of Pianoforte and flfnrsiUSIlinl
(certificated Royal College ol Music, l.on-
doe) trives lessens iii Keremeos Station
Town Hal1 every Friday ami Saturday,
and is Sees lo SaS*S**eiUSIll for accompan-
inonts.     TarflM on application.
Hkdi.kv, B.C.
Notary Public.
OwttCM    -   -    -    -     Kkrkmkos, Ha".
Notary Public.
\_ront for :
London "i Lancashire Fire Ins.  Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee C'o.
Kkrkmkos, B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Residence at Old Townsite, or inquire
al Ihis office.
Lsliinales   Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Winter's Grip.
What docs the weather man
mean? For the past three days
Keremeos has experienced a touch
of zero weather that makes the old-
timers scratch their heads in vain
for a precedent and makes the more
recent arrivals sit up and wonder
"what next."
There may be some consolation
in the thought that bad as it is here
it is worse on 'he outside, but it is
at best cold comfort, and doesn't
help the diminished wood piles.
The only explanation is that a cold
wave of most exceptional severity
is sweeping across the continent
and that we are getting our full
proportion of it.
If reports from outside points
which have reached this office are
correct, all previous records of low
temperatures have been knocked
silly and emphasis is (riven to the
statement that, whatever happens
in the weather line, residents of the
Lower Similkameen may rest assur-
red that they are getting a little the
best of it.
The Month of January.
Shatford Property Adjoining
the Town Site on the West
is Now Divided into Plots of
From One to Ten Acres.
L. O. L. No. 1770
Meels Tuesday on or before
llie full   moon   in  each  tnoulh
in   Keffvawos Sehool  lions,-.
Sg tneinUrs cordially  invited.
P.  J.   Isms,   W. M.
D. McCvanv.R. s.
Stage Lines.
Pun Rrsoa.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeepl Sunday,
il noon, arrives al lledlev  .' p.m.
Leaves lledlev daily, except Sunday,
.,1 8 a.m.. arrives at  Kereineos II a.in.
Only through connecting si,ii_e between
Penticton, Keremeos, lledlev A l'i in  eton.
I). Gii.i.Kspik, Proprietor.
Kaaamos Han n M vn si taw.
Leaves Kereineos ilaily, evecpt Sundav,
al I p.m.; arrives in lledlev at 5 p.m.
Leaves lleillev daily, e\, ept Sunday, al
7 a.m., .irrives in Keremeos al It a.in.
D. J.  Isms, Proprietor.
Ki Reman ft bt* ion Mam si ,,.i
Leaves Keremeos for Peniielon On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, sl noon.
Leases Penticton on Tneadays, Tfcsts*
d.ivs ,.nd S.iind.ivs .il I. a. in., arriving in
Keiemeos al noon.
W. F. W II HV, Proprietor.
One leam of work   horses,   weight   sboul
IS CWt.    eaeh.      Harness   and   vvaifOll,    in
"food condition.    Enquire at this office or
of   J.   K.   Coulter,    \V.    II.    Armstrong's
lower ranch.
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. 8AUNDER8,   Prop'r.
January was one   of   the   months
devised for that   occasion.     It   was
j named for Janus, whom the Romans
(called "the porter of   Heaven.     He
opened and closed Heaven,   kept   it!
nicely dusted, made up  the   berths,
and whenever he Caught   a   man   in
i there   who    was   not    keeping    his
newspaper subscription paid   up, he,
chased him into the smoker.
The calendar will change with
the usual wakes for the old year
and greetings for the new. Most
ol  us  will  immediately   date   our
correspondence I'HY), but forgetful
people like Mr. Archbold and Mr.
Rockefeller will continue dating
checks 1»K)8.
The Romans tried to make March
the first month of the year, but
after about half of the Irish had
fro/en to death trying  to march   on
the   17th,   Nunia   rearranged   the
calendar as a merciful concession
to lhat valuable colony.—-Ex.
Geo.  London left yesterday   on  a
trip to Winnipeg, St. Paul, Chicago
and other cities in the east.
Rev. Mr. Hibbert of Penticton
vvill occupy the pulpit of the Keremeos church on Sunday evening,
17th inst.
Gas was struck at Pincher Creek,
Alta., on Christmas morning. The
drillers had only been at work two
weeks and reached a depth of about
300 feet. The promoters of the gas
company state that they have more
than sufficient gas. for the town's
Under weather conditions which
were anything but favorable J. P.
Gordon C.E., and C. de H. Green
P.L.S., completed the work of plotting the Shatford property west of
town on Tuesday and the same day
Mr. Green and his assistant left for
their home at Fairview.
The plan f sub-division which
was followed corresponds with that
of the Town Site company's on this
side of the lane, Seventh avenue being extended through the new subdivision. North of Seventh avenue,
between it and the hill, and beginning at the lane, are two rows of
twenty two one-acre lots. These
are intended for residential purposes
and extend west to about the centre
of the sub-division.
On either side of the V.V. & K.
railway is a row of 4-acre lots ex-
tending the same distance west as
the I-acre lots. South and west of
this the remainder is divided Into
10-.nre lots of irregular shape. The
4-acio lots are all square; the acre
lots long and narrow.
Between the two rows of residential lots provision has been made
for a 60-foot street, but Seventh
avenue, which is the main road out
of town going toward Hedley and
is destined to become the main
street of our town, is only 40 feet
wide. It was made this width in
order to more nearly conform with
the width ofthe same street on the
Town Site company's land across
the lane, which is only .'0 feet. We
understand, however, that an effort
will   be   made   to   have   this   street
The property which has been surveyed comprises lots 277,  656  and
057, containing approximately 400
acres. It will be watered from the
Keremeos Land Company's ditch,
arrangements to that effect having
already heen made. We have not
vet learned what arrangements the
owners, L. W. Shatford, M.P.P..
and Dr. White of Penticton, have
made for the placing of the property
on the market but understand that
several local real cstatv men are
anxious to undertake the handling
of it. Heing so favorably located
and so eminently suited for either
fruit growing or gardening it is
property that cannot fail to attract
the home seeker and no doubt will
find ready sale.
The plotting of this valuable
property marks another big step in
the development of Keremeos.
Reading Club.
The secretary ofthe reading club
has received catalogues of books
from the publishers and a meeting
of the executive committee is called
for next Monday evening when a
selection of books will be made for
the first order, which will go forward immediately. Members, or
persons intending to join the circle,
who purpose taking advantage of
the privilege of selecting books,
should do so forthwith and hand
their list to the secretary, W. M.
Fruit Growers' Meeting.
The annual meeting of the Fruit
Growers' association announced for
Monday evening was postponed till
tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon at
.1 o'clock. It was thought that by
having the meeting in the afternoon
a better attendance would be secured and this is particularly desired
as, besides a complete reorganization on a better basis than formerly, the question of the best ways
and means of operating the cannery
here next season will be considered.
There is only one topic of conversation these days.
The Spokesman-Review promises
a change for the better in weather
conditions to-morrow.
There were no coast dailies in the
mail tor Keremeos yesterday. It's
usually a feast or a famine.
The Summerland Review in recording the death of the two negroes near that town on Christmas
day says in part : "After spending
several hours in Penticton, where it
is reported at least two of the party
indulged in liquor rather freely, a
start was made for home, their instructions being that they were to
arrive back in time to prepare the
Christ mas dinner at the hotel. They
left I'entieton for Summerland about
noon in a snow storm, and when
about five miles on the journey it is
supposed that one of them was
thrown and his horse got away,
lhe other two, Chapman and Wilson started out to catch the animal
and in the chase Wilson was thrown.
Chapman continued the chase and
alter proceeding about a mile
in the hills his saddle turned and lie
also was thrown off.    He continued
for some distance on foot in a vain
endeavour to round up the horses."
Proceeding, it states that in the approaching darkness the men got
separated, two laid down to rest
and sleep and so perished while the
third more conscious of the danger
of such a course kept moving and
finally reached home. Provincial and General.
Miss Moves left on Monday for
Chicago where she will visit her
Messrs Millar and Davidson have
leased the Greenwood Times. Mr.
Millar is manager.
The annual convention of the
provincial conservative association
will be held at Victoria on the 22nd.
Lily and May Smitheran spent a
few days in t'.e lower Similkameen
this ereek, the guests rf the Misses
C. A. Stoess, P.L.S. of Keremeos, wa> in the city renewing old
acquaintances '.his week. Grand
Forks Gaaette.
Kelowna board of trade will present Mr. DelL.rt with a valuable
souvenir in recognition of his success at the Spo'Mie fair.
The dance J*iven Ut the town  hall
on Friday evening, although hastily
arranged,    was   well   attended   and !
thoroughly enjoyed by   all   present.
Kamloops has rejected a gas producing plant which was installed
there on approval. The company
appear lo have heen given every
chance but failed to make good.
If vou ate a fruit grower, or expect lo be one, or are   in   any   way
Interested,  attend the meeting in
the Keremeos Land   Company's office tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon.
It is generally conceded that
apples attain the highest perfection
in a country where there is snow
and    frost    during    winter.       The
quality of our 1909 crop should be
Harry Tweddle left on Monday
on his trip to lhe old country going
by way of Spokane where he purposed spending a couple of days in
the dental dry-dock. He will re
turn with the swallows.
Hans Richter and Charlie Loudon
attended the masquerade ball at
Princeton on New Vear's Lve and
the dance in the lown hall here the
next evening, making the 45-mile
drive between times. That's going
The pupils of the public school,
after a pleasant Ninas holiday, were
all in their places on Monday morning ready for lhe work of another
term. In Hedley the teacher has
resigned, owing to some friction for
which pupils, parents and teacher
all appear to be more or less to
blame, and the school remains
closed pending the securing of
another teacher.
Duncan Ross and family leave
today for the coast possibly to reside there permanently. Mr. Ross
has been in business in Greenwood
for twelve years, taking an active
part in all matters tending towards
the citv's advancement. Like other
business men he has had his lean
and his fat years, and took both as
they came, spending his profits and
never squealing at his losses. He
has warm friends among both political parties, and also enemies -
strong minded men always have.
He is not much more a saint nor
much less a sinner than the rest of
us, and will assay above the average. He was always straight with
his employees and paid the regular
scale of wages without shouting il
from the house-tops or getting a
kink in the back. The writer wishes him prosperity, and chunks of it.
-Greenwood Ledge.
When In
atop at the
Central Hotel
Hope for the best, be ready for
the worst, and take what comes.
The best way to destroy an enemy
is to make him your friend.
Experience is the best teacher,
but the school fees are heavy.
One man is born with a silver
spoon in his mouth, another with a
wooden ladle.
There is no use to deny that
women are foolish -'hey were made
to match the men.
Women share men's griefs,
double their joys, and treble their
Women who want to marry men
to reform them ought first to take
in washing for a year and see how
they likes the business.
When you hear of a man committing suicide on his wife's grave you
aie safe ill betting that he didn't
I teat her decent while living.
Sinners would have a lot more
fun if good people would let them
E1 ilBBDl
.   ism*f ****** '      ■ ■■■■ ■               *%_*9*C*'      W-m**——
■.■-*-WW8i,ji.. loa___\
Special al tent ion to
Commercial Men,
and '.and-seekers.
Headquarters for all
StSgS Routes.
Livery Stable
ill connection.
Oood table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
l'ree bus to and from
all trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
What's in a Name.
Business Man - What is your
name, sir ?
Applicant--Thomas K.K.K.. Carter.
"What does the 'K. K.K.' stand
for t
"Nothing. The man who stood
for me when I was christened stuttered."
All kinds ol Sheet   Metal   Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
I'.w iikoi i.iiim; a Specialty.
Plumbing.    Pipe titling and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Estimates furnished  on application.
Leave orders at
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keretneoe, B.O.
The Big Store.
be here and we must clear out the
balance of our goods left over from
the Christmas trade in order to make
room for the new stock.
This will be done at greatly reduced
" Royal Household" Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
A pleasure tn show our goods.
Keremeos Commercial Go
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Tn!.! .li.-.I _ wiy 1'nJ.it  .,t \lw olYnv,
Ki'ronu.is. \\X,
Su_)M ription ijL'.OO ,1 f-UAf, $1.1)1) |.»r m\ mt'i.llis,
in .iJviiiuv.
AdvirtisiiiK Ratim> -Llffl notion, |fc per line
first iiiMTtion, KV par lino Mad) Bubtequen. inwrtion.
L.-uul notioM   Certificate* of improvcmeflt.etc., S^.'X)
t >r "L,|.IV notiivs, IS.O0 tor .*Wlay notiivs. CoQtl ftd
J.* play .. 'wrlisiiitf. 2S& |ht tncfi |vr week, TnUt-
MMt adwi tist tiu-nls. siuh as I.osl, I-'ohihI, W ailitl,
■■(_■., riot _uofodin*r om Inch- 11,00 first ihm itiou, or
three insertions for $-.'.11). !..> .,1 ftjiflg notiees-,
Se* per line first insert io i. 1S».      i  h   siil'se,|tient   ill-
j. a. rR>n\\, pit ■ .lur.
The Year 1009.
|S.itur.l.o Sinisi-I.]
The dawn of I'W is full ot prom*
ise and foi British Columbia contains manv happv aurguries U r pros •
peril v. We are at peace wit l the
world and with ourselxes. Never
has    the    province    made   greater |
stti les   than   during
last    live
rears, and  never   has   the   promise
for   still   greater   progress   for   the'
next year and succeeding ones been
as hflsjhl as it is to-day'.
In a material wav nv are on the
eve of tremendous developments.
The wheat helt is nt last awakening
to the fact that the natu al, economical outlet o' its harvests is hy
tin ' .alio through British Columbia and this p. rt. That fact alone
is fraught with enormous possibil*
Itie . In I SSI the prairies produced one million bushels, ln 1908
• ae production WSS a hundred millions. rhe Wall Street Journal
from careful calculation estimates
that in ten yean) our production
vvill he 500,000.000, I think the
tHirrui may he behind the n...rk at
Immigration tO Canada for various reason, fell off 40 per cent. Ofl
the a/bole, ht t that ofthe West for
set i ment i icreased. In two months
of l.e past autumn ova 2.LCO0
acres ver' pre-empted hv settlers.
The si . ndid crop of l'K)8 and the
resulting pr. perky of the West
h 's once ir.ire turned the eves of
th world to Western Canada a- a
field of settlement, so that we may
expect  a     lemcndous   accession   ol
immigrants to tbe prairies next year
and the ve irs to f How.
ll is from that  tremendous field
of "traduction  the golden   stream ot
grain will   pour   through   ihi.   port
into tin  ma kets of the woi' I.
it is estimated thai In  ten years
the   v i'iie   oi   the   prairie   products |
will he S700,000,000 annually    il is
now $1 rO.OOO.OCXX     It will  he  into
that em rmous market oi consumption that Hritish Columbia will pour
the output of innumerable   factories
and vv  rkshops, the fruit of millions
oi... .es of orchard, the harve ts oi
the si i .ne p \lu -t ol great i.ines,
vomit , forth millions of tons if
coal, .ron and copper. Britiih Col*
urtii a will have those markets because she has the geographical ad-
vantage of all other producers.
Cai> will Come In here laden vvith
wheal and ret im with coal and
fruit and the handiwork of our toilers. .\iiil all these things are within sight       ie moveme.it has already
The greal railway corporations
have foreseen this development.
That is why the C.P.R. is reducing
its grades in the mountains at the
cost of millions. That is why the
Northern Pacific and the Greal
Northern have spent half a million
in the past ten days securing yard
ai d terminal sites in False Creek In
this city.
The railway companies see what
is coming. They see the frost-
bou.id eastern ports grown too
small for the western crop, or rather
the crop grow ti beyond their frozen
possibilities. The few weeks ot
navigation on the lakes and after
that the long, long rail haul to the
Allan*!: is not even now adequate
to handle the western crop. What
will they he when that crop is tenfold what it is to-day? In fu evens
Vancouver v\ill be one ofthe greatest, if not indeed the very greatest,
grain shipping port in the world.
Willi such a commerce this city
vvill he the lodestar ot the wealth
seekers and workers oi the four
corners oi the earth.
And there is no "if" ahout all
this. It is a practical certainty. It
is written so clearly as a fact of the
present and a development of the
future that he who runs may read.
So we ol Ihilisli Columbia, and especially oi Vancouver, look upon
the advent oi l'K)*) with buoyant
anticipations of a great and wonderful growth for the new year and
succeeding years.
5 per cent, off for cash.
Boys' Clothing
Ladies' Hose
Shirts and Overalls
Boots and Shoes
C onfectionery
If eremeos Hardware
Second hand Kootenay Range cheap.     Good as new.
Call and see it.    Also see onr Heaters.
Hand made Stove Pipes.—The only safe kind.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Livery, Feed & Sale Scabies
foi Teams
ZSS.__»__:    .     .
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to f/ive us a trial.
Builders and Contractors
l.inii", IVnu'iit, CsSSSnl   Works .mil  Brick tor sale.
Plastering"   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Ksiim.iti-s fhrse br sl sssl ever*/ kiml ef CsssmI Work
and Building gemmratty.
Writs us for prii'i's. DistSIIC* no objivt.
___. Drinks Were on the Constable'
it happened during Christmas
week but is worth relating et this
late data.
A specimen of the "genus hobo"
(who shall be nameless for this occasion) with the thirst of I prince
but without any part of the price I
which f,roes so well with it, hail been j
proving considerable of a nuisance
BftHind our quia] town lor s,iine
davs. His pugilistic tendencies
were well attested bv a beautiful,
bluish-black shanty over the left
optic, while no better proof of his
lack of consideration for the feelings
of others or ot his misconception  ot
the general fitness of things, could
be asked than his entering the sanctum of this journal and holding the
editor up for two bits. VVe, however, freely forgave him for the em*
harassing position in which he
placed us and thought   no   more   of
the matter, but other citiaeos appeared to have urgent need lor the
particular space which this gtttt occupied and phoned a constable
(whose name also will be kept a
profound secret) to relieve them of
the objectionable presence.
The constable was prompt in the
performance of his duty ami soon
had his man in limbo, where he left
him the freedom of thc place while
he went across to the Central for
dinner. Alter a hearty meal which
always accompanies a good digestion and a clear conscience, the
kind hearted officer Was reminded
ofthe pathetic appeals which his
charge hail made for a "bracer"
and approached the bar intending
to "shake" ihe proprietor to see
who woidd stand the treat. There
he le,uned that the thirsty one had
also heen over and hail treated himself to two "dutchmen" and a SO
cent llask. How he had raised the
price appeared a mystery   until   the
constable bethought himself ot
some loose  change   which  he  had
left in a pair of riding breeks in his
apartments. The mystery was
solved T.T 0. had taken full advantage ot thc libert) permitted
him. The drinks were on I lie const, ihle.
However, lhe said constable is
not a man to hold spite and the
man who had taken such unfair ad-
vantage was forgiven, as sre hope
to be in time for relating lhe incident.
"Whv 1 Oh whv did I part vvith
that fur coat!"  A. J. J.
"I am sorry now that I was in
such a deUCS of a hurry putting up
my ice." G. K.
It transpires that west ofthe immediate business portion of our
town the main street is only 30 feet
wide. What a mistake! When th*
street cars start running the autos
won't have room to pass.
The next tea under the auspices
of the Ladies'   Guild   will   bt given
by Mis. James Klmhirst at the Central Hotel on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 13th, from 8 to 10
o'clock, when a musical program
will be presented.
The Keremeos Commercial Com*
pany will please accept our thanks
for a Christmas box of "Jim Hill"
cigars, manufactured by Lewis &
Co. of Montreal. The cigar is a
pleasant smoker and well deserving
of the exalted name which the brand
With the exception ofthe month
of August, 1 **07, customs' receipts
for the month of December for the
OUtpOTt of Keremeos were the lowest since the port was established.
The Rgures show: free goods $345,
dutiable $2,006, duty collected
Particularly handsome and artistic are the 1'W calendars issued by
the business men of Kereineos to
their patrons. Those of the Keremeos Commercial Co. have already
been   mentioned.       lieo.     Kirby    is
handing out a lar^e and exceptionally tasty one with "Lucile" as the
centre of a veiy attractive design.
P. Richter has two: one shosring a
woodland scene and a magnificent
deer, the other a verv pretty woman
out in a snow StOI ui. lieo. Caws-
ton has a very pretty one, appropriate to his business, shoSring a
herd of sheep and a pretty woodland scene.
Carrjaoi BvtLDnfo, Repairing amd Painting
Builders' Supplies.
Opposite the Central Hotel.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Estimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
Coniretctor and Builder.
Kkrkmkos, B.C.
And Watchmaker.
Complete stock including
Optical   Goods.
nMrt mo   Penticton.
Registrar of Marriage l.iei'nsi's.
Similkameen Land District.
"si ' i at wu GEO. KIRBY,
Take ll.uiiv tii.il  I, Willi ml   Ring,   I mil
Sgeet,   inlend  to apply tat   pirmissioii   In MANAGER.
purchase the following described lands t
CoaMaencing sl i peel planted 10 eh iins
w.si of the south-went corner of lut IT-',
ilieniv north 10 i■ii.iins,  ihenee r.ist  _>n
rli iins.   I li, ii. i -   Booth   40  chains,   th, nee,
«vst 2u chains to Ihe point of commence-
mini, bsks*abowl Iks srea within which
lie. an iaiand between lots 172 sad 176and
lhe Similkaneen river and containing;
aboat SS acres to which tins application
1.1,'t s
Willi im Kim..
K.i. nuns, ll.i ., IV,,,,,!,.,  17, I'Kis.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Apex Mineral Claim.
Kituulr   in   thr   Similk.iilli't'il    Divi.ion   ol
Vale Mining Diatrict     Where local.
nl   On Manor)  Mountain, adjoining;
lhe Krlipsr group en Ihi'i-.isl,
-TTAKK \OTU R thai Hi.'   ttll|l_S   Mm-
** big .mil Milling Company, Pree Miner's   i frlitii .in-   Nn.    ill1),.'.!.',   ini, nil,   (■<)
says frees ike dees be-eef, lease!* laths aiul satisfactorily filled
Mining Recoider for a Certiflcate ef Improvements, for the eerpeea ef obtaining
a Crown Grant of tlie sbevs elaim.
Anil   farther   take   noliee   that    ailion,
iiml. r sn lion ,t7, iimsl l)r i omiiii'iii ril   Be*
loii' tin' issii.iiut' oi   su, h CertMcate ol
Dated Hue Mid daj W ITiciosssr. IWH.
ii i irsi mimm. um Mn i im Company.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orderi for Cured   Moats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptl\
GEO. CAWSTON. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
8 and 10 Acre
Per Acre
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
Shut in by the mountains and only to be
reached by stage, the Valley was not known. Now the Railway is completed to Keremeos and they are busy grading on
to the Coast. When completed this will place the Valley
within 180 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
We have laid out a Town Site at Keremeos, and the surrounding land in 3, 5 and 10 acre plots. A
COMPLETE SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION is under construction and is expected to be completed this fall.
7th & 8th Ave.:
$250.00 each
Now is the time to come and get a piece
of this property while it is going at the present price, for
when the water is running on the ground it will double in
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
Home-seekers or excursionists from the
East have a choice of routes to Keremeos. The Great Northern Railway, which taps the Prairie Provinces at numerous
points, furnishes a quick, comfortable and convenient means
of reaching the Similkameen at rates the same as to corresponding points on the C.P.R. Or excursionists may come as
far as Midway over the Crow's Nest branch ofthe C.P.R. and
the remaining 90 miles over the Great Northern.
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
hot *_______&	 Local and  General.
"Full many B flower is born to
h'ush unseen" savs, the poet but
there were many Chinese lillies in
Keiemeos this week thai died without being permitted to blush.
B. M. Cndvvortli of Sidlev, who
has been on a trip up the Okanagan
drove in from Penticton on Tuesday
and is still In town waiting for the
weather to moderate before continuing his trip home. Although getting along in years he enjoys a game
with "the boys" and is quite capable
of taking care of himself.
In our hist issue we omitted to
mention a presentation which was
made by the senior girls, on behalf
of the pupils of the school, to Miss
PergUSSOO. The deputation waited
upon Miss Fergusson at the Central Hotel on the day before Christmas. Hattie Innis, in a neat little
speech, asked her acceptance of a
handsome dressing case containing
brush, comb and hand-mirror,
mounted in silver and accompanied
by the best wishes of the pupils.
The whole affair was a complete
surprise to Miss Fergusson, who
expresses great appreciation of the
gift and of the kind feelings which
prompted the act.
The holidays are over and school
|SJ opened on Monday, but, on account of the extremely cold weather the attendance of scholars has
been less than half the normal number.
There were two or three dance
parties held at various houses in the
valley, among them being a very
pleasant gathering at the hotel on
New   Year's night
The cold has been tlie chief subject of conversation here since day
before yesterday. Monday nighl
the   thermometer   showed    IH   deg.
below cero, Tuesd ly nighl 20 below and last nighl 12 below. It is
rather unusual for zero weather to
visit this sheltered retreat until
about the first or second wR'k in
Of course no out-door work has
been attempted since the zero mark
showed up. Messrs T. Sniitheram,
Logan and Samplield came down
from the Opulence cabin on Tues-
d.iv, where thev had been doing assessment work for Ihe Olalla Co.
on a claim adjoining the Opulence.
John Huchan is doing assessment
work on the (.upper King, but has
not been up to the claim for the
past three or four days on BCCOtMl
of lhe cold. Me says the vvoik is
■bOWillg np well.
J. (i. Wallace has also been do*
ini. assessment work on the Prince
ol Wiles, which adjoins |hs Copper
King OO the easl. He has some
nice*loohing specimens of copper
taken out of the big cut.
|. \. McDonald left for Krie and
Salmo,  B.C., on Monday.
J. II. Hayes returned from Spokane on Tuesd.iv.
Fun and   Frolic  Which   Everybody Enjoyed   The Best Yet.
The masquerade ball giver) by
the married people on New Year's
Eve vvas the greatest event iii the
line of amusement ever held in the
'old town.' BvtrjTOM agreed that
the married people did nobly and
sustained their old-time reputation
for hospitality. The supper was
excellent and the tables decorated
in good taste left nothing to be desired. Manager Cowan of the Oddfellow's Hall had everything in
shape for the comfort and convenience of the two hundred or more
guests and his floor was "just
right." Besides the Princeton folk
there were contingents from up and
down the river, the extreme points
being Jack Thynne's and Keremeos,
while the whole adjacent countryside came over the hills, along the
draws, up the glens and down the
valleys. It was a night long to be
remembered. Fun and frolic held
sway until roseate Sol came peeping over Mt. D'Arcy, then farewell
night, youth and pleasure must
now take a snooze to be in readiness for the carnival at the rink
where sits the owl, wise as ever,
giving pleasure to young and old.
The musicians, floor management
and everyone with responsibility
carried out their several parts with
credit to thenve!ves and renown to
the occasion. The expenses amounted to $8<>.(>0, the married people's
subscriptions being $102, leaving a
balance in h uid of treasurer Mar-
low of SI.S.W.
The judges had a difficult task
awarding the prizes. For the prettiest lady's costume, Miss McLean,
Hedley; most commical lady's costume, Jackie Lyall; best represented male costume, Ernest Thomas;
belle of the ball, Miss Coulthard;
cake walk, Mis. Swanson and Mr.
Garrison. Special mention must
be made of G. Hatslone, clo.vn,
and F. Thomas, coon, who were
very mirth-provoking. Of the dresses, space forbids description. It
vvas the opinion of many spectators
lhat lhe costumes would do credit
to cities where material for make-up
is convenient.     Princeton Star.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Hkaii Office,
Capital and Reserve,
Shbrmookb, Qtnmc
Savings Bank Department.
Oeposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeoa Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting; Manager.
8 F. Richter & Co.
Dealers in General Merchandise.
You will save money by deal
ing Here during the year 1909.
Our stock is complete and care
fully selected.    Our prices   are
as low as the lowest.
Our specialty Five Roses Flour
Acclimatized  Tested Stock.
Seeds, Trcee, Plante for the
Farm, Garden Lawn
or Conservatory.
Ki'li.lltlr v.uu'ln's al reasonable pliers. No boirrs, ne scale, no Inundation le i.t.im.«>_.- stink.    No wimlv agent
lO .innov   veil.
Extra elioiee lol tt Inni tram now
coming on for tlie tail rade, consisting
oi SO.0O0 Peach Peer, Hum and Cher*
ii; 70,000 Apple in leading varirtiesi
100,000 small fruit pi.nils. Strictly
home thrown without irrigation .mil our
own propagation from  hearing  stock.
Tons of Hulhs for I.ill planting. Choice
gram .mil grain leedl always in stoek.
Fertilisers,    Bee    supplies,    Spray
Pumps, Spraying materials, Cut flowers, etc.    Oldest established nurseries
on tha inaini.mil ol  H. C   Catalogue
Greenhousei   .mho Westminster Road.
Branch nurseries i   S. Vancouver*
Druggists and Stationers
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Freighting, Draying, and General l-ivery Buaioeaa.     Drain and Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.


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