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Array Keremeos Trumpet
Vol. I.
MISS LOWNDES,
Teacher of Pianoforte and Accompanist
(certificated Royal College at Music, London) gives lessons in Keremeos Station
Town Hal1 every Friday and Saturday,
and is open to engagement for accompan*
intents,    Terms on application.
IlKDI.KV, B.C.
KKRKMKOS, B.C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, l'X)8.
No. 39
SOON ON THE MARKET.       PERILS OF THE TRAIL.
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
REAL ESTATE
MINES.
\i_ont for :
London \ Lancashire Fire In*. Co*
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkkimios.  B,  C,
EZRA MILLS,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS, B.C.
C. A. STOESS,
li. C.  LAND SURVEYOR.
IRRIGATION WORKS,
Residence al Old Townsite, or inquire
al this office.
JOHN KNUDSON,
CONTRACTOR and  BUILDER.
Esttmatea Furnished,
Wot kniuiiNiii|' I • 11.1 raniI'ftl.
J. A. 3ROVVN,
Notary Public.
CONVEYANCING.  CUSTOMS BROKERAGE.   FIRS INS! KAM K.
limit:   ....    Kaaaaaos, B.C
SIMILKAMEEN
L. O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
s^**f2-     llie lull moon  in eaeh  month
•sm^aete**r*   in   Keremeoa School House.
Visiting m   nhera cordially invited.
n. 1. bona, \v. m.
I).   McCl'BDY.R. s.
Shatford Property West of the
Town Site Being Sub-divided
into Fruit Lots.
This morning C. de B, Green and
J, P, Gordon commence thc work
of sub-dividing the block of land
adjoin!,))* tlie town site on the west,
the proper.) of L W. Shatford, M.
P.P.,   and    Or.    While,    IVnlielon.
The owners have already made arrangements with the Keremeos
Land Co. for water for the land
from their irrigation ditch and as
soon as the surveyors have completed their work the property vvill
be placed on the market  in  parcels
suitable for truit growing,
The block contains about 400
aerea of the choicest land in the
vallev and with such a favorable
location the lots   will   sell    like   hot
rakes. The subdivision of this
property ami the completion of the
work whieh the Land Co. have in
hand will mark a new era in thc
development of Keremeos and make
things hum around here nesi summer.
Stage Lines.
l'i in; Si vi.1 .
Leaves Kereineos daily, e«CefX Sunday,
.11 noon, .uiives.it lledlev 3p.m.
Leave ■ Hedle)   daily,  except   Sunday,
at S.i.in., arrives ttt  Kereineos II a.m.
Only through connecting stage lie! ween
Penticton, Keremeos, lledlev \ l'i ineelon.
I). (In i>srn . Proprietor.
Kl Kl VII OS    Ih |,| I V    M VII    Sl  M.I .
Leaves Keremeos dally, eacepl Sunday,
al  I p.in.; arrives iu lledlev  al 5 pan.
Leaves lleillev daily, exeepl Sunday, at
7 a.m., arrives in Keremeos al  II a.in.
I). I. Inms, Proprietor.
Knn vn os  l'i \ i n rOS M vn Si UM.
Leaves Kereineos lor I'enl ieton on Mon
days, Wednesdays and Ind.us. at noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays,   linns.
,l.iv s .md Saturdays al 6 a, at., arriving In
Keremeos al noon.
W. L. U 11 nv, Proprietor,
FOR 8ALE.
Om umhi ot work horse-., weight about
1*3cwt_ oacli. Hviwm Mid u.t^on, in
good condition< Enquire .it ihis office or
oi J. K. Coulter. (Vi ll. Aiiilnuig'i
lower ranch.
GO io i in
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J.  SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Letter From the South
\\ e are in receipt ol a letter from
VV.   J.    Stover,    written    at    Eagle
Point, Boyne River Valley, Oregon,
where lhe writer was spending a
day   before   continuing   his   flight
southward. He savs that alter
leaving Seattle he struck summer
Weather and that garden truek was
still standing outside. It was not
all sunshine how vv ei', fog, rain and
mud detracting Irom the effect.
Boyne Kiver Valley be savs is ■
peach (a large juicy one like vw
grow here) for farming, but no better than Kereineos tor frail growing. His friend whom he was visiting    was    well    pleased    with   the
country and bad been offered  twice
as much for hia lot as he paid lor it
last spring. Another old friend,
Mi. Hablert of Wenatchee, has recently sold his 7-aere fruit lot at
$3,000 an acre. Mr. Stover eon-
eludes his letter with a word of encouragement lo Keremeos friends
aiul promises lo   virile   again   from
s ui Diego, Cal.
Christmas Display.
With (he approach of Christmas
business placea in Keremeos are assuming a holiday tfarh, though it
must he admitted that in the majority of cases the preparations are on
a very modest scale. Our enterprising butcher,  Mr, Ceo. Cawston,
is doing the  grand ami  enlarging
his shop to permit of an exceptionally line exhibit for the festive season. Conspicuous among the dressed carcasta la om of ■ beef which
tips the scales at a little over 1100
and is in prime condition.
Old-Timer Narrowly Escapes
Crossing Great and Last Divide
ll'rini-i'lon Sl.ir.]
Robert Stevenson, pioneer, mountaineer, explorer and traveller, hail
another close call when he left here
about a month ago to cross the
Hope mountains on his way to
Chilliwack  ami  home.    Except he
had nine lives he verily must have
passed in his cheeks long ago, for
he has had many hair-breadth escapes. His biographer, whoever
he may be (probably Dave Higgins,
the noted raconteur and frontiersman) has enough material to date
to make a very portly   volume,   and
"Bobbie," as he is  affectionately
called among his tilliciims, is still
making material for this book. In
a letter to a friend here he states
that he has crossed Hope mountains 100 times but never had such
a horrible experience as this last
one. He met a poor fellow on the
trail and shared his grub vvith him
whieh left his rations short. Between cold and hunger Robert was
in bad plight. He says : " I was
almost Unconscious, but I just stuck
to the saddle, the. o1.1 black horse
dill the rest, and took ine straight
to lhe hotel door and pawed the
ground to try and tell thc people
inside that we were at the door. It
took two stout men to lift me out
of the saddle and I was given a
large drink of brandy before being
taken into the house to thaw out."
Mr. Stevenson is 70 years old. The
Star extends Xmas greetings to
him.
School Concert To-Night.
We have had a glimpse of the
program for the entertainment to
be given in the town hall tonight
by the children ofthe public school
and vve would just say don't miss it
or you'll be sorry lor a year. Pro-
grains, hand painted by the pupils,
each a work of art and a souvenir
to keep, vvill be offered for sa'e by
thc children at 10 cents eaeh. As
the entertainment is lo be followed
Ivy a dance an effort vvill be made lo
start the program  at   7:3d sharp.
You can assist by being present on
time. As the proceeds are to be
used for purchasing prises lo be distributed among the pupils according to merit, it is hoped   there   will
be a crowded bouse.
Annual Meeting.
The annual meeting oi the Keremeos Fruit Growers' Association
will be held on Monday, January
4th, when a report for the last season will be submitted and reorganization effected,
$5,000 REWARD.
Train Hold-Ups Still at Large
Great Northern Increases the
Amount  of   Reward   Offered
for the Capture of Bandits.
So far the thu^s who made the
daring hold-up on the G.N. transcontinental at Hillvard last week
have escaped capture and the company has now increased the reward
to $5,000 for the arrest and con-
' viction of each and every One implicated in the affair.
Particulars of the hold-up indicate
lhat live men were engaged in the
work. Three boarded the train at
Hillvard, concealing themselves on
the tender until it hail proceeded a
mile or two, and then under cover
of their guns forced the train men
to stop the engine and  cut  off the
baggage, mail and express cars.
This done and with one of their
number at the throttle they ran a
safe distance down the line, rilled
the cars and then proceeded to the
next station where they made their
escape in a vehicle held in waiting
by an accomplice.
Only the ready  self-possession   of
fireman   Perrin  prevented  the rob*
bet s i, om making a big haul. While
appearing to follow instructions he
cut the train ahead of the express
car, which contained a big shipment
of gold, and the deception was not
noticed ill time by lhe bandits.
The mail anil baggage cars were
rilled but the loot which the robbers
were after was saved.
Successful Season.
O. H. Carle, who has been engaged during the past season in
supplying lhe upper valley with
fruit and vegetables, purchased
from the ranchers around Keremeos, reports a very successful season's business. Altogether he handled S-M47 worth of fruit and vegetables. Ofthe fruit the greater portion consisted of apples, peaches,
pears, plums and prunes from the
ranches of V. Richter and A. Robertson.
Mr. Carle hopes in succeeding
vears to develop a good  business iu
supplying  ihe   upper   and   mining
portions   of   lhe   valley    with   fruits
and vegetables from the lower v alley.
Mr. and Mrs. |. |..   Deardorff oi
lledlev left on Wednesday via G.N.
lo spend a couple of months vvith
friends in   Missouri.
While in Vancouver on  Tuesdaj
Duncan Ross denied the press report
that he was looking for lhe vacancy-
oil the railway commission.
Mr. and Mrs. K. I"). Booing oi
lleillev passed through Keremeos
on Monday on their way to Wisconsin lo spend a couple oi months
vvith friends. Parings From the Apple Show.
lhe Keremeos contingent to the
Spokane apple show returned home
On Tuesday all feeling that thev
had got their money's worth.
Ofthe British Columbia fruit districts Kelowna, Summerland, Spences Bridge and the Kootenay had
good exhibits. Kelowna is said to
have carried off between three and
four thousand dollars in prizes.
The Similkameen had one solitary
exhibit a box oi WinesapS contributed by Mrs. I.owe. It is worthy of note thai it was awarded a
first prize.
Wm. Ring says that of the many
varieties oi apples exhibited, four
reds Spitzenberg, Wineaap, De*
liciOUS and Jonathan, and two yellows the Winter Banana and Yellow Newton, were the leaders. lie
brought home with him samples oi
Grimes Golden, Delicious, Winesap,
Northern Spy and Winter Banana,
which may be seen al lhe Keremeos
Commercial Company's store.
A striking feature of the exhibit
was the marked difference in fruit
oi the same variety grown in different districts under different conditions.
It is now conceded that the historic apple which proved too strong
a temptation for Adam and Eve
was a "Delicious."
The app'e show was not confined
to the exhibition hall. Every store
window ia Spokane contained a
brilliant display ofthe king of fruits.
An attractive and instructive
feature was the culinary department,
where dishes "like mother used to
make'' together with many new and
dainty ones, were prepared from
rosy cheeked apples by artists no
less rosy checked.
Altogether the big show was far
ahead of anything of its kind ever
before attempted. It stands in a
class by itself, both from an educational point of view and the variety, abundance and magnificence of
the fruit exhibited.
They Loop The Loops.
A small army of canvassers representing    the    Western    Portrait
Co. of Calgary  were  maneuvering
in thi'- district on Saturday and
pulled out for Penticton on Sunday
by special. Thev had been working the Grand hoiks country but
apparently   lost   themselves   while
looping the loops on J ini Hills railway through the boundary country.
Prom their remarks they hud evidently over-estimated the population
of Keremeos by a few thousands
and Were disappointed in not finding
the street cars running. Call again
in a few \ears boys and you mav
not be disappointed.
Residents of Keremeos have received their assossiiie.it notices.
Those not satisfied are reminded
that they must register their kick
within 14 davs or forever after hold
their peace.
Why Not?
The Greenwood I.edge in its last
issue follows up an announcement
of a meeting for the purpose of or-
ganiaing a local option campaign
with this notice : "A meeting vvill
be held in the city hall at an early
date to form an Anti-Potato league.
There are people addicted to the
excessive use of the potato and it is
deemed advisable to endeavor to
stop the sale oi the Liber in this
community."
A triple hanging takes place in
New Westminster to-day. lhe
three doomed men are John IVr-
tella, William Jenkins and l.ee
Chung. It is the first time in all
hangman Raiklille's extensive experience and in the criminal records
of Canada that a trip'e hanging has
occurred.
When in
Keremeos
stop at the
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial Mon,
Tourists
and Laiul-sookors.
Headquarter! tor ;tli
Slam* Roiilos.
Liver] Stall!.-
in connection.
Good table.
Large, '•'•">' and
comfortable rooms.
Pree Ihis to aiul from
.ill trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
\i
C. L.
GENERAL    BLACKSMITH.
1 [ORSESHOBINQ
Carriage Building, Repair-
int. wu Painting
STANDi
Opposite the Central Hotel.
SJiVHLKAMEEN
SADDLERY CO.
Harness
Saddles
Whips
Bits
Spurs
Boots
Shoes
5 per cent, off for cash.
KEREMEOS, HEDLEY
AND PRINCETON.
Acclimatized Tested Stock.
Seeds, Trees, Plants for the
Farm, Garden Lawn
or Conservatory.
Reliable varieties at reasonable pric*
os. No borer**, no scale, no futntgat-
ion to dasaagsj sunk. No windy agenl
to annoy sou.
Extra choice lot ot fruil t roes now
coming on lot tbe tall trade, consisting
ot 50,000 Peach, Pear, Plain and Cher-
t\ ; 70,000 Applo in loading varieties]
100,000   small  fruil   plains.     Strictly
hone grown without irrigation aiul our
own propagation from bearing siook.
Tons of Bulbs lor fall planting, Choice
grass aiul grain soiils always in stook.
Fertilizers, Bee ■uppties, Spray
Pumps. Spraying materials. Cut Flowers, etc. OUost established nurseries
on the n..itui,ni.l of It. C    Catalogue
M. J. HENRY,
Greenhouse]   »*()io Westminster Road.
Branch nurseries)   s.  Vancouver!
The Big Store.
CHRISTMAS GOODS.
You will be acting  SANTA  CLAUS.
This is tlu- place to outfit. Our stock of
Christinas novelties offers a wide range
for selection.    Something for everybody.
CANNED GOODS.
We have   taken   over   the   stock   oi  the
Keremeos Farmers' Exchange, including
canned tomatoes,  prunes ami peaches,
wliich we are clearing at very low prices
in case lots.
" Royal Household" Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to show our jjoo.ls.
Keremeos Commercial Go
HliaiiiiHHHllllllli The Keremeos Trumpet
I'ubli.hnt cverj Fridai m Hi,
Kerameu*. B.C.
ollu.
Subs, riplixii $101) .1  fwnt,   11.00 inr six   months.
ni .uUiin.i.
\,l\,Ttisin_;   K.iU-s.     Lags]   n.'ti.rs.   IV   p.T   line
ii, si insiTiiitii, MV" pat linn i.u-li sul,s,.,|i,, ni insertion.
I..nnl luiti,, s Certificste. of improvcment,etc., ss.<*i
for Ada) notKm, IS.00 for 30**ia\ notice*  Contract
,lispl;i\ ;i,ki riisiiij,., 23c, psr tnca per watt). Tr.in-
sn nt ,,l\, i lis,m.nts, BUCS ."is l.osl. Pound, W.nil,-J,
it,., mil I'vvifilini. ,iiw itu'li. SI.mi insi itiMrtion, of
ilinc inwrtion. Inr $2,111).    Locsl reading notice,
-'.V. pc linr lirst ins, [ In,ti. In-, cult   siihs,'i|iu'nt   in-
.1. \. BtOWN, PaWahar.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER is, |'X)S.
Selection of Apple Trees.
An important feature of the big
national ripple show at Spokane
I,isi ueek waa tlu- opportunity afforded fruil growers to judge of the
suitability ot certain varieties ol
apples for certain districts. It ia a
well recognised fact that in tli--i ri. t>
where some varieties attain a per*
fection of color, sum tnd flavor not
obtainable elsewhere other varieties
fail entirely to make good,
Those who are familiar with
apple culture in Ontario snd other
eastern provinces often liiul it dilli-
cult to recognise certain varieties
when grown here, lhe difference
is not restricted  to color and  size
hut is often very notieeable in flavor
and even in shape. Neither is the
difference always in favor of the
fruil grown here, some few varieties
seeming to favor the soil and climate of ihe east.
It thus follows that it is unsafe
for the fruit grower to make his
selection entirely from catalogues,
based on the results achieved else*
where, anil ihis is particularly true
in a COUnUy like our own where
conditions as to soil and climate
ue so constantly changing.    While
there are many other points to consider in the selection ol varieties
this is »>ue whieh must not he lost
sit^ht of or disappointment is likely
to follow.
Recently we were shown a sample
of the comparatively new variety
called "Delicious," and our feeling
was one of distinct disappointment.
In sise the apples left little lo be
desired and the flavor well justified
the Battering name whieh has been
given them, b it si/e anil flavor   are
not sufficient to secure lor any apple
the top market value. Color and
symmetry are almost, if not equally,
essential and in these respects the
Delicious, whieh we sampled, were
hopelessly lacking. We ean only
Conclude that they were grown in a
distriet or under conditions unfavorable io this variety for the Delicious is a leader of leaders on the
market to-day.
Mail Bag Keys.
An accident recently happened in
lhe loeal branch of lhe postal ser-
vice whieh, though trival in itself,
entailed so mueh extra labor and
annoyance thai even the usual imperturbable temper of  the   youthful
clerk was considerably  ruffled.    It
was only the breaking of a key tot
the mail bag, but as the postal department, for   reasons   ol   ils   own,
allows eaeh office only one key, Ihe
accident rendered it necessary to
rip eaeh sack open before access
could be gained lo the mail. The
sacks of course had to be sewn up
ajfiiin anil the proeess continued
daily until such time as another key
could be forwarded from Vancouver, Ihe ripping was easy enough
but sewing up a dozen tough,
grimy sacks was another matter
and just what our clerk thought of
Ihe postmaster general and his regulations would hardly do for pub-
lication. On inquiry we learn that
Nelson and Vancouver .ire the only
points in Hritish Columbia at whieh
extra mail bag keys are kept. Assistant Inspector Murray, while on
:i visit to the valley last week, promised to try and avoid the recurrence
of.i similar inconvenience by having one extra key kepi at some
point where it would be more readily accessible.
Reading Club.
A movement is on foot which, if
carried through, will be of greal
value to those of the community
who enjoy reading the latest books
as thev are issued. The idea is to
sl.ul a library, open to all who desire to become members, each mem*
her to give a sum of perhaps Rv<
dollars. This amount, figured on
B basis of twenty members, would
give an amount sufficient to buy
t(K) books. A member would in
this way have the opportunity of
reading the whole ofthe 100 books
for the original amount paid whieh
would be considerably cheaper reading than buying new books. An
additional amount of 10 ets. charged on each exchange of books would
suppl) i fund for buying new hooks
as the)   ne issued and  in   this   wav
keep up the stock and give advantage to members of all the new-
books for a small cost. A meeting
will be held in the customs office on
Monday nighl next, Dee. 21st, at
8 o'clock, and all those who are in*
terested .ire requested to attend so
that the movement may   be   carried
through and ii committee appointed
to attend to the necessary work.
Tinsmithing.
All  kinds  ot  Sheet   Metal   Work   in
fin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
¥ eremeos Hardware
Second hand Kootenay Range cheap.    Good as new.
Call and see it.     Also sec our Heaters.
Hand made Stove Pipes.    The only safe kind.
XX
EOCENE OIL
MACHINE OIL
RAW OIL
BOILED OIL
XX
Turpentine and Gasoline alwayi on hand.
E. M. CROOKER.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMEOS and HEDLEY, B.C.
r*s^
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
Draying
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers .uui Tourists invited to give ns a trial
D. J. INNIS,
Proprietor.
Ku i:i not citiM.   \ SPECIALTY,
Plumbing.   Pips Suing and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
 o—
Estimates furnished on application.
—o—
Leave orders al
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keremeoa, B.C.
HUGHES & MILBURN,
Builders and Contractors
l.iiiH',   iVim-nt,   lYnii nt   Blocltfl  .iml   Brick   fof   Halls?.
Plastering   Masonry    Painting   Paper-Hanging
Estimate! given im til aad ever) kind of Cement W oik
.mil Building generally.
Write us fof prut's. Distill, e no ebjeel.
E. J. HUGHES.
Q. MILBURN. STATEMENT.
Receipts and Disbursements in
Connection With the Building;
of the Keremeos Presbyterian Church.
SUBSCRIPTIONS
CASH
Rev. A. II. Cameron ,       $100 00
Mrs.  I.owe 50 00
J. J. Arrnatrong 50 00
VV. H. Arrnatrong 50 00
R. Elmhirst  42 00
Hugh Walker 26 00
J. II. Kennedy    25 00
C. A. Stoess    23 00
\V.   |.  Stover 25  00
II. VV. Conkling 25 (X)
D. I". Jelly 25 00
Beautiful Valley Land Co,   , .25 00
J. C. Woodrow 25 00
L VV. Shatford 25 00
Mrs. Xakken 20 00
Jas. Elmhirst 20 00
Duncan  Ross 20 00
J. A.  Hrown     14 00
I). J.  Innis 13 00
P.  Marks     10 00
A.  Osborne 10 00
C. V. Prosser 10 00
P. Bromley 10 00
Jas. Reith 10 00
C. L Cummlnga       10 00
Mrs. Dfdy 10 00
M. Barcelo 10 00
Geo. Kirby 10 00
J. M. Young   10 00
E. Mills 10 00
VV. J. Manery 10 00
J. J. Clark    10 00
li. (.'lark 10 00
John   Thomson 10 (Ml
E. M. Crooker 10 00
Martin Murrell      10 00
J.  R. Shaw      ii <XJ
W.  D.  Moore         5 00
S. McCurdy  5 (X)
Geo.  Riddell  5 00
R. tjiiinion  5 00
J. A. McAlpin  5 00
R.  II   Armstrong  5 00
W. M. Frith  5 00
A. Moves    5 00
A. J. Saunders  5 00
Geo, Cunningham  5 00
J. Lyhurn      5 00
John Knowles 5 00
J.  hi. Coulter  5 00
11. B. Armstrong. 5 00
P, C.  Wilson 5 (HI
Cha*. Armstrong, 5 oo
M. c. McAuley 2 50
I-'. Sauve . .  2 (x)
VV.   Ilarhei 2  (Kl
J. li. Cousins 1 (Kl
Mrs.  W.   Maltiee I   (XI
Mis. j. Matties I (X)
S.  VV.  Hrown .... I   (X)
\V. O.  Stevens. 1   (X)
J. Bouillard    I 00
Wm.  Hen/ie    I  (X)
H7(> 40
MAM HI \l
II.  H. Stanton        $25 00
|ohn Knuilson    25 (XI
J.  R. Shaw      IH  10
Hughes k Milburn ...  10 00
li. G.  Keeler    10 00
HH  10
WORK
H_a*B Walker     $<X) 21
1). J. Innis  37 00
W. (.'..  Malliee  20 00
1'iieml  16 00
A. K. Malliee  10 00
A. \V. Malliee  10 00
John M.iltuv  10 00
A. Christie     S 00
s. McCurd)   s oo
K. A. Mattice  s oo
II.  rweddle   S 00
M. u. Ewart  2 n0
JEWELLER  Lumber and
Builders' Supplies.
And Watchmaker.
X
Complete stock including
Optical  Goods.
UADQIC   The JEWELER
HMrVnlO       Penticton.
Registrar of Marriage l.ieenses.
110 71
SUMMARY Ol   SUBSCRIPTIONS
Cash subscriptions $H"6 40
C anil M. Building I'nnil      .100 00
Collections      64 90
Material donated     M 10
Work donated  -'is 71
IS47 71
DISBURSSMBM Is
Paidi
i usioms duty on lumber  $-'7 SO
Freight on lumber 16 oo
It. B. Stanton, on lumber account 530 00
A. Osborne, nails ami tar  paper..     14 00
Tom Sing, clearing lot  .' 00
1'. Richter It Co., shingles  S6 70
Veeunt  3 M
C. *'. Keeler, doom and  windows 7(» At
Work on building .... I lo 00
II.  It.  Moniisolte, tin shingles ,... 2 70
Mrs.  I.all, brich  10 00 I
I!. M. Crooker, hardware account 48 60 I
J. A. Brown, Insurance premium. 25 00
Printing  4 oo
Keremeoa Commercial Co., tamp 7s
V.. Mills, sieve  10 00
John Knudson, work on building.     -'4 00 [
I-'.. Mills, ilo       14 00
ii. Walker, do    so oo
II. W. Coaiklhkg, ilo     50 00
j. w. .oiisins, do  it J oo
Hughes ._ Mitbum   6 so
Jas. Bruce  4 oo
P .BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
KEREMEOS, B.C.
Ksiimaies of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders,
Contracts for all kimls of build*
Ings in town  and  country  prompth
executed.
J. KNUDSON,
Contractor aiul Builder.
Kbrsmbos, B.C.
1237 "I
ITATBMSNT
Cash subscriptions $S7(> 40
i   ...,l M. EOdg fund .W0 OO
Collections     64 SO
HOTEL KEREMEOS
OPPOSITE G. N. R. STATION.
I .MO V0
Disbursements as per
statement St.'..7 04
Balance on hand        I S6
SI.NU 90
Accounts unpaid.    II.   H.   Si.niton, lumber  HM n
ll. w. Co-tk-lmgi ******     130 ih)
Subscriptions imp.nil   IS7 Su
j. a. Baowa, \iuiiior.
ENTIRELY NEW AND FIRST-CLASS FAMILY HOTEL.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
License for the new Royal hotel
at Kelowna which waa denied Milli-
gan   has   heen   granted  to J.   B.
Wheeler, the new   proprietor,   alter
bitter opposition on the part of ths
temperance folk.
GENERAL STORE
Groceries
Boys' Clothing
Ladies' Hose
Shirts and Overalls
Boots and Shoes
Confectionery-
Stationery
G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
GEO. KIRBY,
MANAGER.
Keremeos, B.C.
KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
FREE DELIVERY
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish and  Poultry promptly
and satisfactorily Riled.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR  MIDI'S.
GEO. CAWSTON. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
3-ACRE LOTS
Ready for
Planting
$300
Per Acre
8 and 10 Acre
Lots
$200
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 185 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
TOWN LOTS
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
value.
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
FOR  FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
I     KEREMEOS. B.C.
ha	 Local and  General.
II. B. Stanton ol Molaon  was in
town on business this week.
Ovsiers tor lhe holiday season at
the Keremeos Meat Market.
Hnrry Tweddle is contemplating
a trip to the OKI Country next
month. He will visit his aged
mother.
Alex Bothwell returned on Tuesday from a short holiday trip to Nelson anil has resumed his position at
the Central Hotel.
Assistant post office inspector
Murray of Vancouver spent  a  tew
days in the va'ley last week, leaving o.i Monday lor Penticton.
Mr. and Mrs.    Fred   "rossor   left
tor Princeton on  Saturday and  on
Tuesday C, V returned to Keremeos
and resumed management of tho
business here.
On another page of this issue will
be found a statement ofthe receipts
and disbursements in connection
with the building of the Keremeos
Presbyterian church.
Mrs. Hayward of Boston, who
has been visiting her daughter Mrs.
\V. O. Stevens, left for home on
Wednesday. She was accompanied as far as Oroville by Mrs. Stevens.
Percy Quant left last week via
Spokane, where he spent a few
days at the Mg apple show, for his
old home in "merry England."    He
capacilv of 12,000 cans a day equipped ami in operation in time for
next year's crop.
Last Monday we had a call from
Dr. McGregor, who has been taking Dr. Whiltan'l practice at Hedley during lhe Litter's absence. He
was on his way to Penticton where
he has entered into partnership with
Dr. White. Dr. McGregor is an
old acquaintance of ours, and we
can assure the good people of Penticton that in him they will have a
clever practitioner, a good citizen
and a baseball player.
We are indebted to the Rev. A.
H. Cameron for a set of very fine
photographic post cards showing
the Susap falls and three splendid
views of the irrigation pipe and
bridge, lhe photographic cards
are too expensive for jfeneral distribution but if the same were lithographed and printed in large numbers they would form an inexpensive, at the same time a most effective, means of advertising the district.
A very successful meeting of the
Ladles'Guild of St. Johns'church
was held at the home of Mrs. Kirby
on the 10th inst. After the usual
routine business was disposed of
the matter of future entertainments,
given for the benefit of the Cuild's
hind, was discussed. As a com- '
mencemeni it was decided to hold a
series ot afternoon ten-cent teas,
the lirst of  which   will   he   held   at
will   return   in   about   two  month's   "Maplehtkrst," the home of  Mrs. J.
time. J. Armstrong, on Wednesday, Dec.
Por the   Christmas   holidays   the ****   lVo"   3   *°  6 P- ■*■     Al!   *•
G.  N. announce a rate of a fare and ******* "ulU'd ** "*****•
one  third   for   return   trips.     Good Oysters!    Oisters !    Kysters !    A
going DSC. 21sl   to 25th   and   Oec. variety   of them   at   the   Keremeos
28th   to  31st      Return   good   till Meat Market.
lan. 5th.
Dr. and Mrs Whillans of Hedley,
Kev.     Mr.     Cameron    announces   „_ i^AwMtm   Florence,    who   have
service as usual at   7:30   next   Sab-   heen spending the past two  months
bath, followed by Sacrament of the . fa „le ^ fa ^.U}y ^.^m ^
graduate   course at  Chicago  and
Lords Supper. Ou Sunday, 27th
inst., Rev. Mr. Cleland will con-
duel anglican service.
Mis. T. VV. Coleman left for
Vancouver last week in response to
a message stating that Mr. Coleman's sister, Mrs. Lina Strachan,
was seriously ill. Since then Mr.
Coleman has had a letter saving
lhat his sister's   condition   has   im-   Closing of the mine al    Hedley   was
Mrs. Whillans and Florence visiting
friends ou the prairies, passed
through here on their way home on
Saturday. On the prairies they experienced some 'below zero' weather, coupled with blizzards, and were
pleased to get back to the genial
climate of  the   Similkameen.    The
Eastern Townships Bank.
ESTABLISHED   1859.
Hk.vi) Oi i k i:,
Capital and Reserve,
Shbkmookx, Quksbc.
$5,000,000.00
TRANSACTS A GENERAL HANKING BUSINESS.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,  subject to no delay in  withdrawal of all  or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting; Manager.
XXXXXXXXXXXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXXX
Ghristmas Suggestions! f
Manicure Sets, Toilet Sets, Military
Brushes, Shaving Sets, Filigree Cigar
Jars, Jewel Cases, Ink Stands, Albums,
Bonnet Brushes, Razors, Pocket Knives
Skates, China Sets, Cake Plates, Japanese Silk, Kimonas and Ties.
We have a big range of mens' silk ties
in all shades. Our line oi toys cannot
be surpassed. Look at others and then
buy here.
u F. Richter & Co. 1
09 09
;■ Dealers in General Merchandise. X
XXXXXXXXXXXXX XXXXXXXXXXXXX
proved.
I'.. C. Brats and I'".  C.   Borgs  °f
Plneher Creek, Alta., have purchased from C. A. McDonald .11 acres
in block 45K. Mr. SorgC U build-
in),' 00 his lot   at   once,    while   .Mr.
Brats gosa home to arrange about
bringing out their effects.    They
will begin Clearing their lot* at once
for ■pring planting.
At a meeting ot the fruil grower*
of Summerland   held   last   week   it
was decided to organise a canning
company with a capital stock of
$.«),000. A provisional hoard of
directors was appointed and $10,-
000 subscribed on the spot. It is
aimed   to   have   a   factory   with   a      Kamaeoa, IU., December 17, IMS,
responsible for them cutting their
vacation somewhat shorter than
they had intended.
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
IMS I RUT  Of   V vi.r.
T.ik,' notice th.il I, William RU)**, land
■■feat, Intend In apply for permission lo
pm, li.is,' the   following   lleseribeil   lamls:
Comwnclai al I post planti ' 20 ehaina
weat cf the teeth weet corner uf lot  172,
Iheme   norih   20  chains,   tln-nce   oast   K)
chain*, thence south 40 ehains, thence
west n chaina le the point of rwaaawicii
■eat, Ileitis about the area within whieh
lies an island between lots t 72 anil 27f> aiul
111'-    Siniilk.umi'ii   river   and   containing
about .i.i aerea to which ihis application
rrferi
William Rinu.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
Freighting, Draying, snd General Livery Business.     Grain and Hav
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.

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