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Array Keremeos Trumpet
No. 18
Teacher of Pianoforte .-unl Accompanist
(certificated Royal College of Mssic, London) fives lessons in Keremeos Si at ion
Town  I Ial1  every   Friday   and   Saturday,
ami is open to engagement for accompaniments,    Terms on application.
Ili:nt.i:v, aC
Notary Public.
Agenl for :
London .V Lancashire l-'ire Ins.  Co.
Ocean Accident and Gaarantee Co.
KaaiMioa, B. t".
Contractor and Builder,
Residence al Old Townsite, or inquire
at this office.
Ks.innU'N Furnished*
Woricouuiahip CnttraAteed
Is GrtmJTJ   I  ui/m.
Ol -kick    ...    -     KlRBMBOS, EC.
L.O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on ot before
^_        lhe lull moon in eaeh  month
■■Sal f^   in    Keremeos  Sehool  House.
Visiting members cordially invited,
n. j. ixms. vv. m.
Stage Lines.
Kl.lr.K   Sl UtW,
Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
at noon, arrives al Hedley 3 p. m.
Leaves Hedley daily, exeepl Sunday,
at 8 a.m., arrives al Kereineos II a.m.
Onlv through connecting stage between
Penticton, Keremeos, lledlev & Princeton.
J.  I''-  ROVaa,  Proprietor.
KKSBMIOS  III iii is   M mi   Si w.i .
Leases Keretnees daily, except Sunday.
at 1 p.m.; arrives in Medley al .^ p.m.
Leases lledlev dails, exeepl Sunday, al
7 .i.in.. arrives in Keremeos al It a.m.
I). J. Isms, Proprietor.
Kl HI Ml OS   PlXlllTOX   M\ll . SlSl.l.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mon-
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, al noon.
i.eases I'eniieton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at t> a. m., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
sV. K. \\ i-i.nv, Proprietor.
Church Services.
I'msHYTKRIAN     Divine service alternate
Sundays, Keremeos Town Hall ll a.m.,
School House 7.,10 p. m.    Kev.  A. II. Cameron, Pastor.
Axcl.lt AN Services as announei'd from
time lo time.
si xnsv School and Btau Cum.
In Tossn Hall each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Mrs. J. K. Shasv, Superintendent.
\'. V. ek. K.   train  arrises daily,   exeepl
Sunday, at 10.30 a.m.
Leaves dails, exeepl Sunday, al 3 p.m.
Best in the Province.
D. P. Jelly was in Nelson a short
time on Tuesday. Speaking of his
visit the Daily Nesvs says :
"I). F. Jelly, rancher of Keremeos, was in the city yesterday on a
brief visit relative to the disposal of
the produce of his valley through
tbe Kootenay Fruit Growers' Association. Mr. Jelly has new potatoes from I '_. to 2 cents a pound at
Keremeos. Ho has tomatoes just
ripening and also apples. Tha
Keremeos has an earlier season
than Kootenay and Mr. Jelly is doing his best to take advantage of
the situation,
"Speaking of the Keremeos Mr.
Jelly was enthusiastic He had
only heen there two years hut was
more than satisfied with the pros-'
pact! of the country. Ihe Keremeos valley svas sage brush, about 20
miles long hy an average width of a
mile   and a   half.     In   other   words
there was available about  18,000
acres of land which, Mr. Jelly claimed, was the most easily cleared and
the moat highly productive of any
in a highly fertile province.
"The land could be cleared for
$f> an acre and plowed for another
$4. It had to he irrigated hut the
water supply was plentiful. Besides
the Similkameen river running
through the valley there were also
the Keremeos and Ashnola creeks.
"The land would grow anything
hut was especially good for grape*
and for peaches. There svere growing the Black Hamburg and Tokay
varieties, two of the hest varieties
known to grape growers.
"There were several old ranchers
in the valley, one of them, Prank
Richter, having been there for 45
years. He had, indeed, made his
money in cattle but had grown an
orchard which was highly productive. A lew years ago W. II. Armstrong of Vancouver, acting with
his brothers located in Winnipeg,
had taken up 1,600 acres, and putting water on the land, had proceeded lo subdiv ide it in 10 acre lots
selling at $200 an acre. Nearly all
this land had been sold and there
were from forty lo fifty families already settled. Now the valley is
awaiting the subdivision of other
"The only matter troubling Unpeople of Keremeos is the building
ofthe railway throvgh lo the coast.
The line had been completed as far
as Keremeos and trains had heen
running for lhe past year. The line
had been graded 20 miles further,
as lar as Hedley. BoforU the Hope
mountains were reached another 30
miles would have to he graded beyond Hedley.
"Hut there was  through   connec
tion   with Nelson   via   Marcus,   yet
now was the time, maintained Mr.
Jelly, to come into the valley. Land
was far cheaper today than it would
he at other times. The interests of
the valley, its season being earlier
than that of Nelson, were not inimical to this district. On the con-
trarv the one country was eomple-
mental to the other and that was
the reason why he was trying to establish business relations which
would he of mutual benefit to both
Harry Bulger, of the Hope country, is visiting at Mr. Harcelo's
Jas. McAdani of Somas is buying
horses in the vicinity of  Keremeos.
Archdeacon Beer will conduct
services in the hall next Sunday
morning and evening.
Constable Kwart, win has been
sin a trip to the coast with a string
of horses, has returned.
Norman Morrison, for some time
clerk ofthe commissariat office here,
has left and   gone to    lledlev.      His
successor is Gilbert Mowat,  who
comes from \\i.   1 camp.
John Thompson Went bv special
to Penticton on Wednesday on his
wav lo Vancouver. Mr. 'Thompson will return in the winter to
ereet suitable buildings oa his fruit
Richard Cawston, a former well
known resident of this district, and
now of Stratford, Ont.. is out a visit
to his brother George,of Keremeos,
and other friends in lhe town and
A quantity of fruit trees ordered
last year by II. Walker have arrived, but it is not likely lhat delivery
will be accepted. They are now
WOt even good for liresvood. The
C.P.R. Carried these trees lo Vernon and Penticton, where they remained for weeks. Why the rail-
ssas shipped dead Wood in a refrigerator car to Keremeos is beyond
the comprehenaion of the  printer's
Dot ing his recent trip to the coast
Constable Swan found on the Hope
trail, near the summit, two line docs
that had been shot, apparently from
mere wantonness, and lelt tii rot.
Strong suspicion points to a man
who had been in thai vicinity a
short time before, and it may bees en vet that he will be convicted
and subjected IO the heavy penalties
that the law very properly pros ides
lor such a deed.
A charge was laid before Magistrate Coleman a few days ago by
Prank Surprise against Mac Mc-
Auley of rustling some of his cattle,
but owing to Mr. Coleman being
suddenly called away, the heating
was postponed to next Monday.
Mac says the charge is absurd; that
he was after an obstreperous steer
and employed the common device
of hunching him with a few quiet
cattle who were near by in order to
coax him on the way ; that this was
in a public place and on a common
range, and being a long established
custom in the cattle country, should
not he objected to.
A new  lead   of  coal   was   struck
last week by the Diamond Vale Co.
on the prospect some little distance
east of lhe   main   workings   in   the
j Nicola valley.
We understand that the two
acres purchased by the committee
from the Keremeos Land Co. for a
cemetery is noss surveyed, and parties wishing to secure Iota may do
so by applying to Mr. Stoe.s.
James Ross, a wealthy land-owner of North Yakima, Wash., who
has resided in lhe United States for
sears, was deported from Seattle
for refusing to pay his head tax at
Blaine when re-entering I'. S. territory after a short visit to Vancouver. He paid the tax later, and
now expresses his intention of selling out his large interests in Vaki-
ma and removing to Canada without delay.
The Okanagan exhibition will he
held in Vernon September 16, 17
and 18. The association is giving
larger prizes than ever before.    $2,-
(>00 iii the exhibition classes and
$1,750 for races. Several valuable
cups have also been donated. A
new exhibition building, new poultry  houses  and  a  new machinery
building base been erected and the
directors intend making this the
most successful fair ever held in the
valley.      A   good   programme  of
IpOfta has been arranged including
lacrosse,     baseball      and      football
Constable Spronle of lleillev svas
in town   yesterday   on   his   ssas    lo
Kamloopi with  a prisoner, a half*
breed named Jininis Jainicson, under sentence i'l six months' imprisonment for being drunk Bod disorderly.   Jimmy is an old offender and
was once befon sent up for four
years, but was released on parole
alter seising a short lime. This
time be got on a rampage ami
aiming other things   put   up a fierce
Aghi before the constable,  aariated
by Nigel Kwart, effected his arrest.
It was necessary to bat him over
the head with a gun, ami to lie him
down with ropea after handcuffs had
failed lo  secure   him.     During   the
struggle, too, he gave Mr. Barail a
nasts bite in the arm. LOCAL NOTES.
Peach harvest is on.   It is a peach.
J. R. Greenfield, post office inspector, was in town last week. He
went west and returned by stage on
Mr. Keeler has engaged a cook
in his restaurant, a Chink who has
for some time been employed on the
Lowe ranch.
Miss Loudon, of Loomis, after a
visit of a week with her sister, Mrs.
F. Richter, went south by V. V. &
E. on Monday.
The stork visited the home of
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. C. Cummings
on Saturday. Miss Baby Cummings is doing well.
Ezra Mills is building a 16x20
ft. addition to his residence on
Eighth Avenue. D. J. Innis is
also building a kitchen to his house.
One of the army of tramps, in the
absence of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Armstrong at Summerland, took possession of their house, used their
supplies, etc. A few days in the
cooler would suit such tramps.
Chas. Rennie of Calgary is in
town for a short time helping Mr.
Armstrong of the Keremeos Commercial Co. at the big store. Also
he is taking advantage ofthe opportunity to leatn something of the Similkameen and to look after the
fruit lot at the lower end of the
town owned by his uncle, S. Sylvester of Calgary, and at present in
charge of Celestial gardeners.
H. B. Stanton of Molson was in
town on Tuesday on business in
connection with his supply of materials for the new church. In the
absence of two members of the
church building committee, there
was no definite settlement of the
matters in dispute, but a temporary
arrangement was made by which
the balance of the material for the
church must be delivered here on
July 25th.
Messrs. Willy and Clark, of New-
Hampshire, McMillan of Seattle,
and forties of Hedley, with a four-
horse special, drove from Keremeos
by way of Olalla to the Apex mineral claim in the vicinity of the
Nickel Plata early this week. After
inspecting the buildings, development work, ore, etc., thev returned
to Keremeos. It was a strenuous
day's work. This week Ihe work
on three miles of a branch road
from the present freight road to the
Apex will be laid out, and iu a
short time work at the mine will be
on the docket.
Saturday's Vancouver   Province
says : Mr. L. W. Shatford, M. L.
A. for the Similkameen, is down
from the upper country and will
visit Victoria after a day's stay at
the Hotel Vancouver. Mr. Shatford reports that the small fruit in
lhe Okanagan this season yielded
the biggest crop ever recorded and
that there is every likelihood that
the production of peaches and apples
will   also   prove   phenomenal.     He-
states that growers who shipped to
the prairie provinces made sub-
1 stantial profits. Mr. Shatford anticipates that a large portion of
peach, apple and plum crop will be
marketed in Vancouver, in view of
the satisfaction afforded by last
year's shipments.
One of our local fishermen had a
sorrowful experience a few days ago
in plying his gentle art in the waters of the Similkameen. Selecting
a likely looking spot, he took up
his station there just as the sun was
dipping behind the mountains, cast
his line, and soon had a pull that
nearly yanked him into the current.
There were no whitefish except
White & Mackay's special, and no
bass except Bass' stout, but
the trout—well, the trout whose
acquaintance he made might easily
be mistaken for young whales.
After a severe struggle he landed
three, and hauled them up on a
sandbank, there to flop their lives
away while he rested from his labors. As darkness was stealing
o'er the landscape he rose to gather
up his spoils, but what was his
consternation to find that they had
vanished. Jerry was not at hand
to smell them out, and searching in
the dark proved in vain. A searching party armed with bollseye lanterns was also unsuccessful, but at
dawn the following morning part of
the spoil was found where it had
struggled to, some distance from
the spot where it was first placed.
The largest one of the fish, however, had escaped. Its weight can
only be roughly estimated, but
some notion of its size may be had
from the fact that when it was pulled out the river instantly fell four
Just received, a nice fresh consignment of Armour's choicest hams
and bacon.—Keremeos Commercial
Accident at Camp McKinney.
(llouiul.it \ Times,]
Duncan A. Cameron, brother of
Hugh Cameron, and one of the pioneers of Camp McKinney, suffered a
very serious accident on Tuesday
night, and was brought on Wed-
needay to the Sisters' Hospital here.
Mr. Cameron fell from a ladder
leading to a loft, fracturing his leg
abose the ankle. The break is a
bad one, the hone being badly broken and the ligaments torn. The
patient is in charge of Dr. Oppen-
heinier, and the bone is being set
today. Hugh Cameron and Ed.
HattOfl, who made the long trip
down from camp McKinney with
the injured man, left yesterday afternoon for Camp McKinney. Both
Hugh Cameron and his brother
were among the first men in the
Camp McKinney country and are
widely known over the district.
"Royal Household" Hour, Ogil-
vie's best brand, for sale at right
prices.—The Keremeos Commercial
8imilkameen Land Diatrict.
'TAKE NOTICE that John M. Yocnu, of Ks*»
* meos, B.C., occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land : Commencing at a post planted about
66 feet south of the south-west corner of D. Innis's
ranch, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,
thence south 20 chains, thence east to point of commencement, and containing -10 acres, more or less.
Th . land applied for is known as the graveyard flat,
and adjoins Lot No. 2821 on the west.
John M. Yocnu.
July 11, 1908. 2J
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
Take notice that I, Percy Marks, of
Keremeos, hotel keeper, intend to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described lands: Eighty acres. Commencing at a post planted at the northeast corner of lot 2993, thenee south 40
chains, thence east 20 chains,thence north
40 chains, thenee west 20 chains to point
of commencement.
Percy Marks,
Dated June 17th, 1908. 20
Notice of Forfeiture.
To R. B. Stack and any person or persons to whom
he may  have transferred  anv  interest  in   the
"Black   Diamond"  mineral   claim,   situated   in
Olalla Camp, in the Osoyoos Division of Yale
Y^OU are hereby  required  to  Uke notice  that   I
*    have expended for assessment and for recording
certificate of work on the above named claim $102.50,
being the expenditure necessary  to enable  me  to
hold said claim,  and  you  are hereby  required  to
contribute your share or proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising.    If you
fail or refuse to contribute   such   amount,   including
advertising, within ninety (90) days of first publication of this notice in  the  Keremeos Tri'MPHT,  your
interest will become  vested   in   me,   your  co-owner,
under   the   provisions   of  the   "Mineral   Act   and
Amending Acts."
Dated Iliis Uth day of May 1908.
20 L. M. Lvon.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To Charles Richtkr and any person or persons to
whom he may have transferred hia one-third interest in the "Eldorado" mineral claim,  situated
in the Olalla Camp, in the Osoyoos Division of
Yale District.
\"Ol' are hereby  required to take notice that 1
■    have expended for assessment and for recording
certificate of work on the above named claim $102.50,
being the expenditure necessary to enable me to hold
said claim, and you are hereby required to contribute
your share or proportion of such expenditure,  which
..mount to date is seventy-three dollars ($73.00] together with all costs of advertising.    If vou fail or
refuse to contribute such amount,  including  advertising, within ninety (90) days of first publication of
this notice in the Keremeos TairMPHT, your interest
will become vested in me,  your co-owner,   under the
provisions of the "Mineral Act and Amending Acts."
Dated this 14th day of May. 1908.
20 I   M. Lyon.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY  MARKS     -     -      PROPRIETOR.
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.
When in
•top at the
Central Hotel
Get our prices for flour, rolled
oats, brm, shorts, etc. We buy in
carload lots and our customers fWt
the bnilt Keremeos Commercial
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
aiul I.and-sookcrs.
Headquarters for all
Slam- Routes.
I.iverv Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Lar^c, airy  and
comfortable rooms.
'bus lo and from
all trains.
Tweddle & Reith,
Proprietors. Not Clever Enough.
A despatch from Grand Forks
says : A clever swindler has been
brought to justice. The man is W.
S. Carter who for a while resided
in this city. For some time past
Carter has been working his game
in the States, but the officers of the
postal department, getting onto
someone using the mails for fraudulent purposes, he thought it best to
come over to this side of the line.
It appears that Carter would come
into a town, and getting acqainted
with some young man who had
parents who were well to do in the
east, would write to them telling
them that their son was sick and in
need of money to defray medical
expenses. His last victim was a
lady of Cherryvale, Kan., whom, it
is stated, he had done out of a considerable sum of money. McKeen-
an has been at work on the case for
some time and by means of decoy
letters, Carter was lured over to
Danville, Wash., a few miles south
of this city, where he was promptly
collared by deputy United States
mar-hai VVray, who was assisted by
postoffice inspector VVilmer, on the
charge of using the United States
mails to defraud. Carter had nothing to say.
A Costly Bungle.
growing. At the end of that year
the floor of the barn had risen three
feet above the ground. A year ago
last spring the barn was on stilts 9
feet high, so the farmer put in another floor and converted it into a
two-story building. At the beginning of the present year the new
floor was seven inches above the
ground, and the farmer looks forward to the time when a third
and possibly a fourth- storey may
be added to his very remarkable
barn.—Saturday Sunset.
The majority report of the Quebec bri.lge committee was adopted
by 103 to 52.
The majority report declares that
the company fully complied with
the terms of its agreement of llX)3,
when   the   government   decided   to
guarantee the bonds of the oompany.
The-report concludes that when the
bank of Montreal paid the sum of
$3,773,223, being the amount of
the claims outstanding against the
company on April 30 last, in connection with the advances made on
the guaranteed bond, issue, an undivided lien was given on the substructure of the bridge and the approaches, Including a large amount
of delivered material, amounting in
all to over $.1,000,000.
The minority report declares that
the company was incompetent and
Utterly unfitted for the work. It
also says that it was the dutv ofthe
government to have taken over the
property and completed Ihe enterprise, but, instead, it guaranteed
the company's bonds up to $<>,<iS(i,-
200, on conditions some of which
were never fulfilled.
The gOV Of meat's present liability
and outlay on account of the project is $6,332,000, and the assets
consist of some stone piers and
abutments, some iron material and
some land approaches.
A Remarkable Barn.
A farmer at I.loydminslor has a
remarkable barn. When he built it
he used green willow posts at the
comers and along the sides, and the
following season he discovered the
willows had struck   root   and   were
Seasonable Work in Orchards.
Prune the cherry trees soon as
the fruit is picked, as much as necessary. This applies especially in
the Coast sections. Let sunshine
and air into the centre branches to
mature and create plump fruit spurs
for the next season. There is nothing to be gained by growing useless wood from now on. Also by
removing a certain per cent, of the
foliage to that extent the cambium
making force is reduced and more
thoroughly ripened wood with less
chances lor gumosis is the result.
Mow tne strawberry bed, rake off
the foliage and burn if infested with
any kind of fungous or pest. Otherwise leave for mulch and add barnyard compost dressing wherever obtainable. In places where crown
borers have been at work spray the
plants with lime and sulphur or
Bordeaux, and make the bed unpalatable for the beetles which deposit
their eggs at this season producing
lhe larvae which does the injury to
plants next spring.
Thin apples where too thickly set,
even at this late date, one fruit to a
fr ii it spur and four to six inches
apart wi.l produce the largest and
most salable specimens. -Northwest Horticulturist.
For commercial printing of every
kind the Tkimpet has an equipment
of type, inks and paper not excelled
in any office in lhe interior. All the
type and machinery Is practically
new.     Trv us with your next order.
Get our prices for flour, rolled
oats, bran, shorts, etc. We buy in
carload lots and our customers get
the benefit. Keremeos Commercial
Builders and Contractors
Lime, Cement, Cement  Blocks and  Brick for sale.
Plastering   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Estimates jfiven for all and every kind of Cement Work
and lluildinjj generally.
Write us for prices. • Distance no object.
inu anp Painting
Opposite the Central Hotel.
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J.  SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
The Keremeos Commercial Co. announce to the
peop'e of Keremeos and the Valley generally that they have  now
got their stock in place and are ready for business.
Believing that the development of the Valley now demands a
more complete and up-to-date mercantile service than has yet
been available, we are putting in a stock so complete, so varied
and of such quality as to satisfy the most exacting.
This stock comprises the following departments :
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Agricultural Implements of all kinds.
Our Prices are strictly moderate.. With adequate resources, and buying in large quantities, we are able lo gel goods
on the most favorable terms. Our customers will get ihe full
benefit of these terms, for we are not here to make a stake in a
hurry, but to establish a large and permanent business.
Royal Household" Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
Look over our stock and get prices.
Keremeos Commercial Go The Keremeos Trumpet
fmmmitada*—* I'rid.n ;it iIh-.<I1kv.
KlTt'llKVS.   ll.C.
Suhscrlption $-'.00 | foot, $I.(K> lor »iv nwnllis,
in a.lvatH'f.
Adu-rtisin^ kati-s. Legal notices, l.V per lino
first ins. rtutn. l<V- per tin*- each Mbeeajueal Insartkm.
I.ami notices   Certificates ot improvement.etc., $x.oo
rornO-Ja\ noluvs. $5.0t) for .KCJay notices.   Contract
Wepto) sdvertlniafi 29c. |vr iaca per week. Transient adverttaCVJMItte, Midi as l.nst. Pound, WantiJ.
atC, not i x.ivJin^j one iiu-h, $1 .(Ft lirst Insertion, or
three Insertions tor Si.(K). Loeal mailing antlcee,
38c por Une.
J. A. BROWN, Publisher.
FRIDAY, JULY 24, tnos.
Notes and Comments.
rates. Mr. Hill is strongly opposed to a cut in wages as a means to
increase the earnings of railways.
He says : "What is the alternative but to raise rates? The way to
enhance credit is to increase rates.
The manufacturers who decry any
advance in rates fail to appreciate
that without an improved credit the
railways will be unable to expend
the hundreds of millions which hitherto have made prosperity possible
to themselves and employees.
Wages should not be cut. Efficient labor is essential to successful
operation.        Railroad      employees
The commissioners of the   Okanogan   count),    Washington,    have
voted $2,000 for a county  fruit  exhibit   at   the   Al.iskn-Yukon-I'acific   -»*A responsibilities;  they   have   to
exposition to be held at Seattle next ^ meet a hard test;   they   should   get
year.     The Similkameen, with a far   fair recompense."
more valuable chance of advertising o
its resources that afforded by the Kvidences of growing unfriendli-
Uominion Fair at Calgary- was ness between Great Britain and Ja-
too apathetic to sci/e the opportun- P;in -*** appeared in an annonnce-
ity. The Valley is making steady ™ent **t the Hritish house of coin-
progress from its in intrinsic advantages it cannot help doing so—
but the rate ol progress could and
should be greatly accelerated hy
in   nil
mona will take formal notice  of th
charges that the Japanese are   driving out British competition in  trade
channels in Korea and that   part   of
concerted   action   in   making those   Manchuria adjacent to the   scene of
advantages known to the   people in  Japanese operations.     The suggest-
the outside world whom it is   desir
able tO attract.
is  stated   that   the   Princ
Now Open for Business
OUT SlOrG is now ready for action, and we are
"at home" to visitors. You arc cordially invited to
call and see our new goods whether you have present
need of purchases or not.
OUT STOCK includes Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Overalls, Caps, Shirts, Stationery, Fruit and Confectionery, Flour, etc.      Doors and Windows (cedar).
OUT ReSta.Urant is now open. For a good
wholesome meal give us a call.
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. KEELER.
(Opposite the  Ki'ivnii'os  l.aiul Company's Office.)
ion that the United States and Greal
Britain form an agreement   for   the
Control of trade and the general  as-'
ot instance of commercial  interests in
Wales, on his visit to Quebec,   will   the far east is being renewed.     The
bring   a   peerage    for    Sir   Wilfrid   particular cause of the   present   un-
eremeos Hardware
Laurier.     A newly created peer has pleasantness is the undoubted action
the privilege   of choosing  his  title, of the Jap-, to endeavor to monopol
and it is a question of some interest i/e trade in Manchuria.     Th
how Sir Wilfrid's taste wi I   incline ish newspapers have  taken   up   the
whether he will elect to   be   Lord question and are   making   much   of
Laurier   or  choose some other title its international features.       It is al-
more  ornate   and   less euphonious, leged at the same time that  the   re-
If  the   honor  had  come to him ten lations between  the   L'nited   Slalcs
\cars ago the   Earl   of  Sunnyways and Japan are   in   danger  of  being
would have suggested Itse'.f at OOCe seriously strained.     Itis   said   that
ee an appropriate name; in this year any untoward event  in this direc*
of  grace   Puke   Despot   would   be tion would undoubted y lead to   the
more   fitting.      And,   by   the   way, weakening of the   alliance  between
while lhe Prince is about it he could ! Britain and Japan.
do a popular stunt by   giving   us   a
Baron   Borden   as   well   as   a Lord
It is proverbial that outsiders sec
the most of a game.     Thus  we find
each of the   political   parties   in  lhe
A standing evil in the East, and
especially in Ontario, resulting from
carrying too far Ihe policy of delegating to municipalities powers and
responsibilities that should be re>
i tallied bv the provincial government,
l'nited States shocked because its ^ fa \:w\. 0, 0n0elive police con-
opponent has come under lhe dotn- trol in rural communities. The
inalion Of I dictator, and apparent- rural Constabulary iu Ontario are
ly sercnclv unconscious ot its own probably as good men as those of
condition. The thoroughness with fa organised forces ir, the more
which lhe panics have become "im- ,,d\,niccd provinces, but thev are
periali/ed," so to spe.k. would seem rendered almost helpless by being
to indicate lhe operation ol some localized, with no organized system
natural law in political development ,,„• tracing aiul pursuing escaped
The same Ic.idcucv is apparent in criminals, so thai a disgracefully
Canadian politics, Ihe present I'niii- [gey,     proportion     of    outrageous
Buy your Machine Oils  at  the   Keremeos   Hardware
Brit- and save money.
Buy a  " New  Century" Washing Machine   and
save mother.
"Flintkote" Roofing,
the most easily and quickly laid, most durable, and altogether the most desirable roofing material to he had.
The price is low for the value.
A full line of "fbOtllX" Paints and Oils    none hetter.
First-Class Harness.
Easiest of Saddles.
ier wielding an .tulhoritv much more
absolute than was lh.il ot anv ot his
predecessors. It is likely, though,
that in a community of such high
aver, ge intelligence as Canada,
such a state of affairs is only temporary, and is due rather lo personalities than tO general conditions,
James. J. Hill, chairman of the
Greal Northern  railway,   is   of  the
crimes go unpunished. A case oc-
. iii -red near Mount Forest a few
days ago, where a hobo attacked a
farmer's wife aud beat her, perhaps
fatally, with a club. The hired man
a man of the right stamp pursued the villain into the woods and
attempted to arrest him, bul got
the worst ol the encounter; and the
chances are he will never be captured.     That   a   premier of Whitney's
vigor   and   ability   should not have
opinion that lhe only solution ol the   ^ ^ ^ K„1(;.N|.,m,i|1}, l|tK.slioil
financial problem that confronts the j 0| ;l provincial police before   this   is
railroads   is   an   increase  in freight i a matter of surprise.
Harnessmaker and Shoemaker.
Largest Stock in the Valley. Everything In the Harness Lin*. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
8 and 10 Acre
Per Aero
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 185 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
We have laid out a Town Site at Kere-
meob, 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
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.
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
K	 Local and General.
The American Federation of Labor
has decided to support Hrvan.
The Census Bureau estimates the
population of Canada on March 31st
last at 6,863,500.
Is your property insured against
fire ? If not it should be. Policies
in a good safe company can be
secured at this office.
We are preparing, for wide distribution abroad, advertising matter
descriptive of the Similkameen—its
ideal climate, wonderful mineral
wealth, and rich fruit lands. If
your property is for sale, list it at
this office.
Since the Dominion government
has passed a law to prohibit the
opium traffic, the Chinese opium-
dealers at the coast ask for six
months in which to dispose of their
stocks, representing also that some
of those addicted to the drug are
sure to die if their supply is cut off
too suddenly. The government refuses to grant them more than three
The report of the Commons committee on agriculture, states that
wheat may be successfully raised
900 miles north of the international
boundary and 500 miles north of
Kdmonton. The evidence presented to the committee showed the
total tobacco production of Canada
was 4,000,000 pounds out of a total
of over 15,000,000 consumed. It
is claimed the whole of this could be
produced in Canada under improved conditions of culture.
Writing to Ihe Globe from Vancouver, John Stinson in the course
of a letter, a column and a half
lon^, sets forth the claim of British
Columbia for "better terms" in
what he truly describes as a "manner entirely different from anything
ofthe kind ever before suggested."
In brief, Mr. Stinson suggests that
the Dominion government take over
the northern half of the province
and open it up. We rather think
our fellow-citizen has a great deal
of propaganda work to do if he
wishes to bring many British Columbians to see the wisdom of reducing the sise of the province.—
K. T. Lowery, ofthe Greenwood
Ledge, was a visitor at Ihe Pioneer
sanctum yesterday. The colonel is
an advocate of the great healthful
values in fresh air and exercise and
finds first quality of both in a stroll
up to Phoenix. No newspaperman
in Canada today has a more interesting journalistic career than the
editor of the Ledge. He has already owned and edited 22 newspapers at different times in various
towns and is now seriously contemplating the starting of his 23rd.
Although the name for his latest
venture was not suggested, "Ski-
doo" might not be inappropriate.
It will take the place of Lowery \s
Claim, which was excluded from the |
mails on two occasions.—Phoenix
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
The Mineral Output
Ottawa, July 21.—A summary of
the report covering the mines branch
for the first year of its incorporation
under the reorganization carried
into effect in May, 1907, has just
been issued by Hon. W. Templeman, minister of the department.
The report covers the results of investigations made by officials of the
department into the mineral deposits and processes in every part of
the dominion.
Officials of the department were
sent to each of the provinces with a
view of gathering full statistics and
information regarding the mining
and metallurgical industries of Canada.
B. B. Cairnes, in his report of the
Yukon territory states that although
the days of the individual placer
mines are practically over, at least
on the older creeks, the country is
by no means worked out, and continued large gold production may
be gotten for many years to come.
c. a. Mcdonald
of a
Lifetime !
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Once in a lifetime—sometimes more than once—Opportunity knocks at nearly every man's door, and if he is wise
he loses not an instant in opening the door, for Opportunity
never lingers and never returns with the same gift. What
she is offering to-day in the Similkameen is an ideal home
easily secured.    We are her agents.
And buy to the best advantage. We will be pleased to
furnish you with full particulars, description, and general
information on application.
Beautiful Valley Land Go.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish   and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
Druggists and Stationers
At the Trumpet Office
every kind of
Lumber & Builders' Supplies
In dealing in Building Limber and all kinds of Building Material we
liave tbe advantage of getting our supplies direct from tbe mills, and
can therefore retail at most favorable prices.
Local and  General.
The B. C. topper Co., of Greenwood is now shipping a carload of
copper a day.
Sir Charles Fitzpatrick, Chief
Justice of Canada, is to be made a
Privy Councilor at the next distribution of the King's birthday honors.
Vancouver's total debt is about
$8,(>00,000. As the charter limit is
about $'),400,000, her official squanderers will not be able to sink her
very much deeper.
Nearly 50,000 acres of magnificent land under water, dozens of
families driven from their homes,
and hundreds of head of stock roaming the mountains, is the result ot
this year's Hood at Santas Prairie in
the lower Frazer valley.
Unknown parties made a crude
attempt to wreck an Orangemen's
excursion running from Portage la
Prairie to Shoal Lake, Man. Pieces
of two-inch plank were laid on the
track in the yards, but Ihe wood being soft, the engine splintered them.
An investigation is proceeding.
DanUJfC by hail storms last week
Ofl Camas and Xez Perce prairies in
the vicinity of Grangeville and
around Stites, Idaho, will aggregate more than _i100,000. According to reports from a half-dozen
sections near Grangeville, probably
400,000 bushels of wheat were leveled. Chickens, ducks, geese and
mn hogs were killed by hailstones.
Another storm swept across the
prairie country above Stites, leveling grain and heating fruit from the
trees. The path of the storm 3
miles in width and 25 miles in
length comprised the richest section of Camas prairie.
The   Dominion   government   has
is done promptly and properly.   voK>d ■uWdies to ■ line  of railway
: from Carmi to Penticton, 50 miles,
.md a line of railway from Nicola to
    Penticton, 100 miles.      This   simply
means that the building of the Midway and VeriKMI railway to Penticton and then to Nicola, as desired
by the promoters of the road, has
received the consent and assistance
of lhe Dominion government. The
legislation necessary to this change
has been desired by the promoters
of the road for some lime, and the
granting of it looks well for the
Midway & Vernon, ll also looks
as if the intention is to make it a
pari, finally, of the C.P.R. extension through from Midway to the
coast, the C. P. R. having built already as far as N'icola. Greenwood
In lhe Upper Country they are
planning to turn lhe clock back an
hour. The movement was suggested by a proposal in the OM
Country, where it is planned to give
more time for daylight recreation to
the workmen. In British Columbia, the idea has been promoted by
Nelson, where the clock is now the
same as in Vancouver, though the
time  is  in   reality   nearly   an   hour
ahead. The Nelson Bond of Trade
and various other organization*
have endorsed lhe movement. Mayor Taylor has promised the assistance of the City Council in putting
the matter through. The underlying idea is lhat an unused morning
hour shall thus he transferred to the
The Grand Forks Fire.
Kstimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all  kinds of buildings in  town and country promptly
Contractor and Builder,
Further particulars as to the fire
that destroyed the business centre
of Grand Forks show that the loss
totals about $.100,000. The city,
however, is reviving wonderfully.
Near!} all the business places burned out, including the two banks,
have found new quarters and reopened.
The fire broke out In the old
Union hotel on Riverside avenue,
in which was stored old mattresses
and such articles. Such inflammable material, placed as it was in
the midst of a number of old buildings, soon gave the fire such hold
that it was well beyond control before Constable Dinsmore, who first
saw it and turned in the alarm,
could get the Brat stream to play on
it. To make mailers still more
difficult for Chief Savage, the fuses
blew out three times at the substation and for a space of about 20
minutes no pumping could he done,
the fire boys having to cut off their
lines of hose in order to retain any
pressure in those they left. When
all was working well there was,
with the assistance of the fire engine, a pressure ot 140 lbs and nine
streams playing.
As to the "Vale", seven streams
were brought to bear on it at the
outset, but the windows being open
and the lace curtains taking lire the
vv hole interior was soon ablaze. The
travelers managed tO get out with
their grips, but the boarders were
lucky who got away with more than
their night clothes. On three different occassions the White House
and the Black Hawk livery stable,
across the river from the Vale,
caught fire and were sav ed hv
me.ins of the Granby hose which
was sent ioWIW by the smelter
people. But for this assistance
these places would also have heen
gulled, for it was quite impossible
for the city fire team to get near
the bridge. We m.iv lure state
thai but through the assistance rendered by the Granby, the bridge
connecting the two portions of the
city   would    have   been    destroyed,
and for the same  reason  thai  the
lire hoys could not ),ret near enough
to throw water on it when it ignited.
One fatality only has heen repotted, N. Baraby, of Mayo, Wash., a
traveller who had brought in a ear-
load of   wood,   and    was   returning
mil day, was staying at the Vehal
la hotel, and failed lo get out. Another person who was staying in a
cabin at the back of the Vale has
not been located and it is generally
thought thai he has escaped. LOCAL NOTES,
Mrs. McDonald of Olalla called
OO friends here on Tuesday.
It hardly requires a microscope
to see the fruit growing at Keremeos these days.
Rev. Mr. Cameron will hold divine service at Fairvievv on Sunday,
July 2(>, at 7.50 p. m.
Fruit jars, all sizes—we have added A. Osborne's stock and are overstocked going cheap. Keremeos
Commercial" Co.
Charlie Armstrong is the gun club
"it" this week. The score now
stands : Prossei 3, Crooker 2,
Thomas 1, Armstrong t.
Hughes K: Milhurn are building
concrete walls for a cellar 14x26 ft.
and the additional foundation 20x
50 ft. for J. J. Armstrong's house
on lot 1. This bungalow will be
one ofthe most attractive residences in Keremeos.
Messrs. Crooker & Meausette, of
the Keremeos Hardware Co., have
rearranged their business and separated the two branches. It will be
carried on as heretofore, hut Mr.
Crooker will devote himself wholly
to the hardware part, Mr. Meausette taking over the tinsmithing.
A most important convention will
be held at Vernon, Aug. 10-16, when
questions of marked interest to
fruit growers will be presented by
men of world-wide reputation. The
demand of fruit growers in regard
to irrigation laws will receive careful consideration, and the action of
the convention will no doubt have a
bearing on future laws. It is time
for our Exchange to have all the information at hand bearing on this
most important meeting.
Several private thermometers in
Keremeos have registered a few degrees more than 100 in the shade
this week. Instruments in a lattice-work enclosure such as the
meteorological office requires would
of course indicate a little less. The
weather is so dry and breezy, however, that the heat is not productive
of much discomfort. We hope lo
get a meteorological office here soon
audio have a series pf reliable records of weather conditions,   which
will be of value to orchardists and
of interest to all.
Although there are only a few
ladies ofthe Presbyterian church in
Keremeos, the ladies of Other
churches. Working in peace and harmony, have organized the Church
Aid Society of Keremeos. The
first meeting was held on Tuesday
afternoon in Mrs. Kceler's dining
room, when the following officers
were elected : President, Mrs. K.
M. Crooker; Secretary Treasurer,
Mrs. (i. ti. Keeler. The Aid will
meet on the first Wednesday in
every month at 3 p. m. The next
meeting will be held on August 5th
at the home of Mrs. Crooker. The
first object of the Aid will be to help
defray the expense of furnishing the
new church.
Irrigation in the West.
A recent Government blue-book
gives some very interesting information in reference to the progress of
irrigation in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Five years ago there were
in these provinces 169 irrigation
ditches, having a combined length
of 469 miles, and capable of irrigating some 614,000 acres. Now there-
are 272 of these ditches or canals,
having a total length of l)22 miles,
and capable of irrigating 5,055,008
acres. Of these Alberta has 167
ditches, capable of irrigating 2,998-
521 acres, and Saskatchewan has
105, with an irrigation capacity of
34,688 acres. It is claimed that
the great C.P.R. irrigation scheme
east of Calgary vv ill, when completed, be the largest individual enterprise on this continent. It has a
length, east and west, of 150 miles,
and an average width, north and
south, of 40 miles. It has been
found, however, that irrigation is
not always a necessity, even in the
dry belts, but the irrigation insures
a profitable crop even in the divest
years. There is little doubt that
these irrigation schemes are doing
much to assist in the development
of some of the finest agricultural
sections in Canada.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Ok-ick,
Capital and Reserve,
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch.
J. A. R. ROME, Manager.
All kinds of Sheet Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
BavsntovomNa a Specialty.
Estimates furnished  on application.
Leave orders at
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keremeos, B.O.
Frank Richter & Co.
Dealers in General Merchandise.
We have the most complete stock in Keremeos, and are able to supply your wants at bed-rock prices.
Dry Goods,
Miners' Supplies
Coppley, Noyes & Randall's Clothing,
The Leading Brand of Clothing in Canada.
ytW* It is less than a month since we received our last car of
l**~- Five Roses FlOUr, and we will have another car on
l*T~ order due to arrive about the first of July. This speaks
tm-   for itself.     Five Roses  leads all others.
When in IVnliclon you are
invited to call aud see our
stock, ll is first-class and
up  to  dale   in  every line.
Watches, Chains, Breeches, I'ins, Clocks,
Enyaa*«nenl Km^s, Wedding Kinns,
Diamonds, Uraeelels,  till Glass,
MriTsi liauin I'ipes, Silverware,
Sterling Silver Toilet Seis,
aiul llener.il Jewelry.
Optical Work bv lhe latest appli-
aners known to Ihe profession.
Wateh-niaking, Jewelry Work ami Repairing a specialty.
I solicit your patronage.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Registrar of Marriage Licenses.
Hay and Grain Store in connection. Seed Wheat and Harley for sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
Workmanship ami fit guaranteed.
Spring samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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