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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol.. II.
No. fi
Notary Public.
Agenl for :
London it Lancashire Fire las. Co,
Ocean Acciilcnl anil Guarantee In.
Kkkkmkos,  H. C
LOCAL NOTES. L.   \V.   Shatford,   M.L.A.,   and
Road Supervisor Deardorff, return*
Geo. Loudon made a I rip to Oro-  ed on   Wednesday  from   their   trip
Contractor and Builder,
Ki'siili'iu e at   lilll  ToivnsiW',  or   inquire
at this office.
ville on Tuesday.
Mrs. D. J.    Innis   is   spending   a
lew days in Vernon this week.
V. J. Rose of Hedley returned on
Wednesday from a trip to (ireenwood.
' G. W. Runberger, brewer, oi
Phoenix, was in the valley from
Saturday to Tueeday.
through the eastern part of the
electoral district. After spending a
few hours here they left for Fair-
view, which is the last stage in
their long journey over the roads of
the riding,
J. IL    Kennedy   went   lo   (ireenwood on   Monday   to   consult   with
C. M, Shaw as to the surveying of
some lands lying along the Phoenix
E. E, Burr, real estate agent,   of branch    of   the    (ireat     Northern.
Oroville, returned home On Tueeday  These lauds were purchased by  the
Estimates Purnisbed.
Workmanship Guaranteed,
L.O. L. No. 1770
Mei-ls Tllesilal   on Ot N-1'ore
ike hi'l moon in each month
-ij jfff""  in     Keremeos    Town     Mall
Visiting memberi cordially Invited,
l'.   I..  I   I MMINl.S, W,  M.
D,  Mi l'i SDV.lt S.
Stage Lines.
Pimm Staos.
Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
at noon, arrives al Hedley d p.m.
G. X. from the C.P.R.,   and   some
uncertainty as to their exact location
is to be cleared up.
Lein. Scxsniith of High River,
Alta, spent a few days in the valley
last week Spying out the land. Mr.
Scxsniith was formerly a cattle
rancher in Alberta, and is now a
resident of High River. It is his
intention to dispose ot his ranch
Kev. Mr. Hibbert of Penticton and city property at the first favor-
will be here on Sundav, May 9, and  able  opportunity   and   to   settle   in
bold regular eervice in the evening, Southern B.C.   probably at   Kere-
followcd by  the   Sacrament   of  the   nieos, judging by the favorable im-
after a viait to Hedley.
Mr. and Mis. VY. IL  Armstrong
and   Miss    Woodrow    returned   to
Vancouver on Monday.
A. C. Kennedy, who recently
bought the Ford ranch, returned
from the coast last week. His
household and oilier effects have
also arrived.
Lord's Supper.
The ('tin Club held a meeting on
Mondaj, reorganised for the season, and named a  coiiunitlee   to   ar-
pression he received of this section
of the valley.
A force of men with O. II. Carle
as foreman are at work grading the
Leaves lleillev   daily, eacepl   Sunday,   range W program for the shoot to be   king's highway   up   and   down   the
sl 1a.m., arrives at Keremeos II .i. in
field on the _'4th ot Mav.
Only through connecting stags between
Penticton, Keremeos, Hedley A Princeton.
I). lint t sen , Proprietor.
returned up the vallev on   Saturdav
I Kl Ml OS   I ll IH IV    M All   Sl V..1 .
Leaves Keremeos daily, escept Sunday,
st I p.m.1 connecting with all stagies eaal   which   he   spent   at   Harrison   Hot
.unl swat,   mhos In Hedley at 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, at
Ernest   Waterman  of  Princeton
•turned up the valley on   Saturday
after a   monlhs   holidays,   part   of
1  i.iii., arrives In Keremeos al 11 a.ill.
D. .1. Inms, Proprietor.
I\l KKV1IOS    I'lSIICtON   Mill    Sill.1.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mon
ilavs, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trail.- Osonw Kirhv, President I R. II. Caradchasli Secretary.
Similkameen Parmers' Exchange I. I.
trmstrong, PresidentiW. M. Prith, Secy.
Public School Ho.ir.l Oeorgs Kirbj. K.
Elmhirst, I'. ,|. Innis Sscrulai r.
Customs' Office   W, M. l-'rith, Bab Col
Prasbjrteriaa i hun-h   Rav. A. II. Case*
rron, I'astor.
Constable and Depot) Ossis Warden
If, li. Kwart
loroiier    Dr. M. D. Mi I'.wen.
Jn,tu, sol Ihe I'ea.-e     T.    \\ .   I'oli-ill.ill,
Frank Richter.
Springs, much to the benefit  ot  his
vallev  from Keremeos.     The portion
running through the townsite and
for some distance west vvill he made
the full 4-rod width   instead   of  the
old allow ance   of   30   feel.    Coarse
gravel   is   used for   the  grading,
which vvill receive a top dressing of
shale lo be taken from thc   slide on
R. M. W'iiislow, who has recent- I (|,c mountain aide a   short   distance
h been appointed   horticulturist   of j *-*•*•< of the   town.    The   gravel   is
the department of agriculture, spent t;,i-on |rom fa sUvp i,ill-vi.i_- to the
tm Penticton o„ Tuis.l.ii s, Tl„„ s-   ;1 few days in the  Siniilkaiueen   last   east of the tow n, where its  removal
days and Saturdays at 6 a. m., arriving in ... ,1
Keremeos at noon. week inspecting the   Orchards,   aiul   -_   s..v-c   fa   double   purpose   of
W. v. Waurv, Proprietor,     from here went to the Okanagan on providing grading material and of
a similar errand. widenini, the road along the stretch
An  arrangement   is   being   made " ****** -* is *******  *  *****   meeting
belweiti   the   Keremeos   Land   Co. ***** -**   P''ss-     Th*   "arrow ness
and   Messrs   McDonald,   McTavish ol the toad alono; here  has   hitherto
and   Lawicnce   of   the   B.C.    Fruit been a source of ^roul incoui cnicncc
Land Co.. hi which the   Inter   vvill '" teamsters, and the   impiov client
acl as setting agents for   the   Kere- m>«  in progress w ill   be   ininh   ap-
meoe Land Co's   lands   as   well   as puviateil.
for their own.     This will be an  ex- ,,.,„ Rl,(.l.,., .miwJ ;„ K,wn   ,,,is
celleilt move Iron, even   standpoint. ,-,.,\-, and is nwiiperaling   ,>,„„   .,,,
as tl will mean united effort   instead   iM||i.SN   ,,rou(, ,  ,n   |||MU.s   ||iVn
ol 'opposition.     The co-operation of Lfolnj evplosives.     He   found   Hie
SUCh a Strong   stall   of  hustlers   as ,ltllu,_p|u.u. ll(   fa   mini.s   „   v.lsl|v
that ofthe Fruit  Land Co. with  the MU.,-_.,t.   „ oposition Iroui the brand
K';;:"' rmm4 ,l   '" *"           m..naKeme„. ot the Keremeos Land   .,, K,, ,,,„„ „,, ,,„,,,, s,.„ „, „
Co. should ensure the spcedv settle- >Uf( ...,wU       ,>m ,, ,s ...,,.n   VV(irk.
ment of all lhe broad acres  recei.Ily jn--for some time at   the   Kingston
Possible But Not Probable.
From the fact that the Canadian
Northern is about to build a line
from Edmonton to Vancouver, and
that its relations with the Great
Northern are cordial, il has been
conjectured that the two might connect in the Similkameen and join
forces lo pierce the Hope Mountains. The Canadian Northern is
now putting live engineering parties
in the field, with headquarters at
Kamloops, three to work eastward
from that point and two westward.
From Kamloops a favorable route
COUld he found southward through
thc Nicola and Similkameen, shorter and traversing a very much bet*
ter traffic-producing country than a
line paralleling the main C.P.R.
line down the Thompson and Fraser. Hut even with these advantages it is considered lhat the formidable barrier ofthe Hope range will
turn the scale in favor of the river
roule, the south bank ofthe   Fraaer
presenting a temptingly easy route
for a long distance.
It is pointed out that the reason
the Canadian Pacific railway did
not utilize the south bank rf the
Fraser river between Litton and
Vale was on account ot the existence there of lhe old Cariboo vv agon road, which was absolutely needed for thc purpose of packing in
supplies for the men employed on
Construction work. The same objections, however, no lodger hold
good) as this portion of the tragOU
road) once the only artery of travel
to the interior, has long since been
abandoned and in manv places it
has collapsed. lis existence, however, vv ill simplify the construction
of a railway as   verv   little   blasting
out will be required to provide a
splendid grade.    It ie believed only
one tunnel vvill have   to   be   driven.
For the corresponding distance of
57 miles the Canadian Pacific railway had tO drive 17 tunnels, a lari_e
portion oi the grade costing 975,-
000 a mile.
Member of Parliament    Martin   Himell.
Oraad Porits, P, O.
Member   Provincial AssentWj    1..  W,
Sh.iUonl, I'entieton I*. O.
Town 11.ill   .1- }< Armstrong. Mgr.
Cre.it Northern Ry   Daily train, arrives
|0lJ0  i. in., leaves .it _• p.m.,  W, O. Stevens, Agent
brought under the scope of lhe irri-
fjroup,   whcie   extensive   develop-
gatkH! system. nu,n, js \-cu-)r carried OO, and where
lhe  best   ol   arrangements   have a splendid show ini; has  been   made
been completed   for   the   bachelors' ol late.      Hilly   Hope,   another   ex-
Mails    ll.iili Irom ihe ivesi ii.i   ll.illei   |,,dl thi-, oicnini;, and a   highly   en- staeje-driv er who went minini; about
St.-.._.-.•: Iron, east via O. \. Kv.; Tt ,-week-   j^,,,^, , iim. is .lssun.j tor ' i|M"  u |u, ,he same   time,   has   also   returned
Iv vis Penticton Stage from the north.         ' , . , .,      , ,
>,,,Meroan. nd  other  Husiness i„-   ««•*..     The O.ov ille orchestra iv ,11 and ,s wo. km* a.   the   Lowe   ranch
The total number of immigrants
turned hack last year and refused
admission into lan.id.t was greater
than the total yearly ai rivals iu  the
countr) twenty years ago.
Hon. James Bryce, British ambassador ai Washington, being asked for his opinion, recommends lhat
the site for Ih • l<. ('• provincial university be chosen near the capital
ol lhe province within an hour's
railway ride.
Pasture To Let.
A   I   pisimv   fol    horses,   on   the   Alex
Konl ranch, appli
A.  I.   KlSAIIIV.
see ailvertienieiils in ihis paper. I   be in at lend.i.ice.
at present.
Subscribe   for   the CHRONH i i . ■sfJsfBflMMHi
Provincial and General.
Potatoes at the coast  are   quoted   2%
at $45 to $50 per ton,  and   import
are being made from the States.
The arcade at Vancouver is being
demolished and a fourteen-story skyscraper vvill be erected on the site.
Harry McCurdy, eldest son ofj^
Hugh McCurdy of Greenwood, died 90
in Spokane of pneumonia, iged   17. \\0
Three    million    bags    made    in jy
Washington State   penitentiary are Ira
to be sold to farmers   at   six   cents 0\
Summerland Hoard ot Trade has
decided upon an active publicity
campaign and will issue an illustrated booklet.
Frank Fowler, secretary of the
Northwest Grain Dealers' Association, predicts a wheat crop of 115,-
000,000 this year.
Wm. J. Bryan says he has no
intention of retiring from politics,
hut no wish to be a candidate again
for the presidency.
The city of Revelstoke has decided to take over the new gas producing plant after a 50 days' test
which resulted satisfactorily.
Hritish Columbia provincial authorities are making arrangements
with Alberta farmers for the biggest
consignment   of
that   has  ever   be
Tbe   Wife—Give  me   that  letter
you just opened.     The   Husband
Why:-'    The Wife- Vou turned paV
when you opened it,   and   thrust   it
hastily in your   pocket.     I   demand
to see it.      The   llu
is, woman,   il  is   th
Faster hat!
A Chance For All.
To Celebrate the inauguration of
their irrigation system the Keremeos
Land Co., Ltd., offer as a bonus to
the first 25 buyers of their 10-acre
tracts the cost of their transportation
from their home in any part of Canada they may reside.
prairie    chickens   90
en   made   to   this   90
I This Offer Holds Good For 60 Days
FROM APRIL 1 st, 1 909.
sband     Here   it   09
e   bill   for   your   09
Keremeos Land Co. Ltd.
The C.P.R., through F. W.   Mc*
Lame ot (ireenwood, has   sent   out	
four exploring parties to   locate   al! Another minister   is to be added
timber   and   agricultural   land   that to the cabinet tit Ottawa,   Sir   Wil-
Ihe company owns in the  Houndary find l.aurier having given  notice of
and Okanagan districts.    The ex*
plcring will continue all through
the  summer.
A   mob   of   women    armed   with
brooms,     niop    sticks     and    other
weapons drove away teamsters who
weto drawing materials lor a tuberculosis camp in a fashionable real*
dence   disttiit    of   Seattle.      After*
a resolution providing for the establishment of a department of labor, with William Lyon Mackenzie
Kim; ;ls minister. This will make
seventeen departments of the gOV*
ernnienl, presided over by fill ecu
ministers, while in addition there is
a solicit* 1 .general who, while being
he.nl of a department, has not a
wards thev applied lor an injunction ** '" '■•- Cabinet The elfect of
to prevent the building on the Sii Willi id's , csolulioti is not to in-
ground thai il w onld be a menace > lease the number of departments,
to the public health and would de- *** ***** "timber of ministers. Up
preciate the value ol adjacent prop- * *** ****** *** department
Lumber and
Builders' Supplies.
•  n-HZ
Contracts Tor Work.
Land   scrubbed   or   any   kind   ot
work taken by contract  at  reason*
able rates.
POR 1 in:
Spring Trade
Work steadily progresses on the
birr tunnel proposition. The wash
will be cleaned away, the buildings
erected and the compressor in position so that boring can commence
during the first week in May.    Two
labor has been presided over by  the
postmaster-general. With the separation of these two departments,
there remain two ministers who
each preside over two departments.
They are Hon. William Templeman,
who is both minister of inland revenue and of mines, and Hon. Charles
Choice Cedar   Posts.     20c.   each.
Estimates  of COal   cheerfully   furnished to intending builders.
Contracts  for all  kinds  ot build-
shifts will be worked   and   about   a   Murphy, who holds the dual position ings in town and country promptly
dozen   men   employed.     This   force , of sect clary of state and  minister of executed.
will be gradually increased as drift-  •Sternal   affaire.       If    the    present
•ni.                      .u.   .„  :     .          government    remains   in    power   it I       "TT" TVT T T Tl CJ C\ TVT
ing will begin from   the   main   tun-   s.     ...   ,      .                          K   . I       JVlN U UoUlN .
s                *                                                    I will   hkelv     be   only   a  question   ol J"     ■*■ — -* a*-* **—' v_/ *ss a. 1 ,
nil when thc wot k   approaches   the   11MK. ufttjj ||u,|t, |g ., minisU.r ,.,,  fa
locality where o,e may be expected,   he.ul ol each of   these   four   depart- l o„t,„.o, „„l Hmliler.
Ledge.                                                  tiH-.its. Kkki Mios, H.C.
Teste,I stock,  Seeds   loi    I um,
■ardse or   conservatory,   front
best yruweri  '"   I n_,l.nnl,   MiiU
I.mil. Prance, United Suites .mil
local irlouei s
Home Grows I 'rail sad Oraa*
mental  Trees, Sin.ill li nils,
r'erlili/.cis,   Hee   Supplies,
S|*i .11 In*". Pumps ami Met*
<■rl.il,   till     lloiieis,   ele.
I IT lll|> catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
lirivn Hollar. .111.I Sssl
Vancouver    •    -    B.O.
Hrsni'h Nurs.n.       s    V niHOUVlT.
NURSERIES Provincial and General.
Smith Curtis has gone to Short
creek on the west side of Okanagan
lake to start development work on
a coal property he holds there. On
this coal property a vein of coal
having a width of eight feet out-
Crops al vat ions points. The coal
is bituminous, very similar to that
of lhe Nicola valley, and probably
belongs lo the same formation. If
the coal under development continues to show up as satisfactorily as
on the surface, it is probable that a
coal company will be formed to
take hold of the property.
To protect their orchards from
frost the ranchers in the vicinity of
Granger, Wash., have adopted
sonic innovations which have excited much interest throughout the
valley. Electric frost alarm devices
have been installed whereby a hell
is set   to   ringing   in   the   rancher's
bedroom when the  temperature ini
the orchard thermometers has
reached the danger point. When
the alarm is sounded (he rancher
hurriedly dons his clothing, goes to
the orchard and lights numerous
lire pols Idled with petroleum and
the atmosphere is thus  warmed.
This is a world of restless people.
People at lhe coast are moving into
the interior, and those in the interior are going where lhe rain softly
drops and lhe air has a saline odor.
Thousands front the east and the
United Stales arc Hocking into the
great I. anaihan prairies east ol the I
mountains, while old settlers on the
plains are flitting to Kootenay,
Okani'Mn, Keremeos or some other
favored clime. In Victoria some
are going into the territory of ossification, while here in the Houndarv
some one is occasionally going to
heaven   and   others   to    that    place
where the brimstone never pinches
out.    Greenwood Ledge.
An old American farmer from
Pes Moines,    recently   walked    into
the immigration olliee at Winnipeg,
remarking that he wanted to bay a
tat 111, and would fust look around;
that he knew nothing of banks, bill
he h id confidence in   the    Dominion
government       He therefore  asked
the ollicials if thev would take care
of his old wallet until he had picked
his faun. On opening the wallet
the ollicials found $25,000 in green-
hacks. It was banked lor the old
man in the name ol the govern*
ment. This is a good sample oi
many emigrants now coming to
Canada Irom the United Slates.
Neatlv thirty hoiiieseekers from the
Anieiican side reported at the Winnipeg immigration olliee in one day
anil the smallest sum that any one
ol them had in cash was .15,000.
Negotiations are through for a
new wharf and shed .md tracks lor
freight Cars at Kelowna. It is said
that as soon as the plans aiul arrangements are made vvith the City
Council the C.P.R. "ill ">'art in and
build   adequate   store    houses    and
fruit warehouses. If it is requited
hy the different exchanges, the system will be extended so as to facil*
iate the transport oi fruit, etc.,
from those exchanges, and it is
hoped the ultimate outcome of lhe
project will be the extending of the
service away into the country, so
that cars can be packed on or near
the farm and hauled direct to the
wharf and dispatched without further handling. The motive power
to be used at present will he a
steam windlass, but it is hoped that
before long the system will warrant
an engine being used for the conveyance of fruit from distances in
the country down to the waters'
Oranges vs. Apples.
'fhe orange has discovered that
the apple has become a formidable
competitor in the markets of the
l'nited States. Display advertisements in eastern newspapers indicate that the orange growers of
Florida and California have organised for a campaign of publicity to
popularize their product.
These advertisements, which appear without name or authority, are
set in bold display type, double column measure, and this is the text:
"Oranges are cheaper than apples
and more healthful. Order a peck
from your dealer."
Probably it is true that oranges
are cheaper in the eastern markets
than the high-grade apples of the
Pacific northwest, but it is nonsense
for the orange growers to aaaert
that their product is more healthful
than the apple.
The orange is an insipid fruit, of
which most people soon weary, and
its use is limited, while the apple
lends itself to an almost infinite
variety of cuisine. It may be served
raw as oranges are served; it mav
be cooked into sauce or baked,
roasted or fried, or made into pies
and tarts; it can be evaporated ami
transported to the most remote minini and lumber camps and its byproducts or jelly, cider and apple
wine are commodities of widest use.
'The orange is outclassed by the
apple at every point, and commercial apple growing in the Pacific
northwest is in every way a safer
investment than an orange grove in
California.   Spokeeman*Review.
Ten China Dinner Sets
Monthly For Users of
Royal Standard Flour
Kvery 49-lb. sack of Royal Standard
Flour leaving our mills contains a numbered coupon entitling the person who holds it to a chance to
be one of the lucky persons who win one of the handsome china
dinner sets given away each month. The duplicates of these
coupons are placed in a receptacle and ten drawn each month.
There is no better flour in existence for bread making than
Royal Standard Flour. It is rich in color, pure, strong, delicious and nutritious. In using Royal Standard Flour you
get the best flour value money will buy. In gathering coupons
you run one chance in ten each month to secure a handsome
The lucky numbers will be inserted in this space the first
issue of every month.     Watch for them.
Vancouver Milling: & Grain Co. Ltd.
Keremeos Commercial Co., Agents.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
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A sitting of
Ill,-   I einitl
Court   nl   V.ile
-li i.-l  iiill l>
■ helil en   Tu,
•day, Mav ll,
D.   1909,
■it   the  Government   office.
1 -.
inievi, H.l
, at the limit
of to o'clock
the forenoon.
Hv Onlei
Ki'Kisii.ii ,,t County
Court of Vale.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
foil kic NEXT at   ini
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Special contract rales lo camps.
Orden for Cured  Moats,  Pish ami  Poultry promptly
ami satisfactorily filled.
GEO. CAWSTON. The Keremeos Chronicle.
I'lililishoJ nrry I'iM.iv .il tht   otVuv.
KolVllHVS,   H.< .
Subscription 12.00 ■ \.;ir.   $1.1)0   tor siv   months.
in .iihaiuv.
Adv, rti-sintf   K.ttov     l.o^.il   noliooss,    l.V   por   lino
Km iiiMitii'ii. liV per line ooch iuba*qu_MH _n_wrtion<
Land notices   Certificates ot improvementtetc*( pBsOQ
fortftkU) notico*.. $5,00 for .vWla) notices. Contract
ilis,pl.i\ .t.l\i.rttsiti|,', 2SCs   pott inch  por   .cook.    Tran-
Hiont iul\i-rtisif.Hiits, mmb u Lost, Pounds Wanted,
ttc*> not (ntceedfaur one techs Sl.ooiirst inscriion, or
time inaertiofu rot 12.00,   Local reading notice*,
.'.V. por lino lirst insertion, l.V. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. I.UOW'N, Publisher.
¥eremeos Hardware
The Elephant Brand of Ready-Mixed  Paints,   Dry
The Whirligig of Time.
 factories   had   to  be
developed) a tariff fought through
Ottawa, and direct trade   establish*
 ltd vvith  other   countries.     But   she
  j held on, lived through   it,   worked,
.... ,    .        , ,        a     I saved   and   became   hard   as   nails.
1 he revolution that the   last   tew   ...     ,        ,     , •       .    ,    , •
lo-uav she has growing  industries,
years has brought about In the res- :ln ^r-ressive young foreign trade,
pective attitudes of Canada and the ijreat transportation, mining and
U. S. towards each other would agricultural projects. British cap-
make the pundit* who passed out i,,,al„iS "T'"^ '""i^ ■"** 1°**
.___-, , ,   ,  I null sent her more   than   two   hun-
in the  80s, or even later,   rub their  ^   ^...^    ^.^        ^    n<jw
eves m wonder could they see it. Canada, having learned I'ncle
Conditions in Canada at that time Sam's close-fisted way of bargain-
were decidedly discouraging. The ing, is ready to strike some hard
Exodus was an ever-present spectre j **rg***** *** return."
-a steadv outward stream ot the j While il is ■ matter of Intimate
flower of the land, a stream of such Prido on "le Part of ******** that
volume that it more than canceled *" has mon a ******* ***** ******
the natural increase of population. ***** Posi,ion in sPite of American
Movements for commercial union, , hos" "> •
and even for annexation, arose   and   ********    ******
turn, and  is   unquestionably   going
to do it.
"It made her fortune. For ten
or twelve desperate years she nearly j
starved. Her west was little;
known, and frost caught the first
wheal crops in Manitoba then, because of the very richness of its
soil. Water-power hadn't become
fashionable, transportation and milt*
ling were backward.    British cap*
I ital   went    to   Argentine,    and    we   ___________________________________________________
drained Canada of its enterprising Colors, Barn Paints, Shingle Stains. Oils and Turpentine.
'youngsters.    ■»——•-  «*--«  -■- --• ' ■ v
that   in   itself  is   not
for   refusing
to I
their    course.       Ottawa    was
negotiate now.   To refuse  merely
because she can afford to would   be
"looking   to   Washington."    TiS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
alter time overtures for better trade  *° «" °* la'r ™*» *° sPi,e l,er ******
Her apparent indifference   is   really
relations were  made
this side    and coolly rejected.
one   occasion    we   even    had
ilvvavs   fiot^_^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
q     due   to   a    deep-seated    conviction,
,  ,   founded on long and painful   exper-
h'.imiliating spectacle of Canadian
ministers of the crown going to
Washington like a party of lobbyists in a vain attempt to induce s
rift in tariff barriers.
Now the boot is on the oilier
foot. Canada having- resolutely
turned her face In other directions
and won her economic independence, our obdurate Uncle has
come to a different way of thinking.
A Straw that shows the present di*
rection ol the wind is the calling of
a conference at Detroit, Mich., last
week, tO consider the subject of
better trade relations between the
I'. S. and Canada. The council of
Montreal hoard of trade declined
Detroit's invitation tO this conference, on the ground that Canada
having long since ceased her efforts
in that direction in the face of her
neighbor's repeated refusals, had
re-shaped her commercial system
accordingly, and was not disposed
lo alter it now at I'ncle Sam's
An American writer, James II.
Collins, puts the situation neatly in
this way :
"From lime to time, in building-
up his own sh;irc of the continent,
I'ncle Sam has stepped on her
skirt, trod on her lenderest toe,
snubbed her, elbowed her out of the
way. His neglect has, however,
been an excellent stimulant in the
end. More than anything else it
has made Miss Canada what she is
today. He litis given her a truly
Spartan training but she isn't
grateful to him. The best thing
that ever happened to Canada was
your I'ncle Sam -but she didn't
think so at the time. Now, having
left his hard school, she is in a position to give a few   lessons   in   re-
ience, that I'ncle Sam never makes
a fair bargain. His notion of reciprocity is "you give and 1 take,"
and unless he shall show some indication of understanding it to mean
"live and let live," it would seem a
waste of time to dicker with him.
The genuine Elephant Lead.
It is poor economy to buy cheap Paints and Lead.   We
carry none but tbe best.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
Your   Patronage  Solicited.
isfaction Guaranteed.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
Cumming's Old Stand.
i Kerenu es Ccntrs.)
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Keeler's Restaurant ->■ J. INN IS,
Prompt attention to all customers.
l.aiul-seekers and  Tourists invited to give us a trial.
-    -    Proprietor.
Vim can gal
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Tweniy -ene Meals lor Six  Hollars.
Hereafter OUT loaves will hi'   of regular
uniform weight which vve will sell as follows
One for ten cents.
Three for twenty-live cents.
Fourteen for one dollar.
I'ies,    Cakes,    Doiij,'lliiuts    or    Biscuits
inaile whan onlereil.
Builders and Contractors
l.iinr,  CVnu'nt,  IYiiumiI   Hkn'ks ami Hrirk tor sn\o.
Plastering   Masonry    Painting    Paper-Hanging
Estimates given lor all anil everv kinil of Cement Wottt
anil HniUling generally.
Write us for prices. Distance no object.
How Water   is Changed    Into
Wealth and Happiness.
To the editor of the Chronicle t
In announcing to the people of
the province at Hritish Columbia
the completion ofthe irrigation system installed hv the Keremeos Land
Co. under the supervision of C. A.
Stoess, C.B., it would he interesting to have a talk and think about
what water can do and is doing for
arid lands. It is a matter that
must interest anv earnest and
thoughtful citizen. It is inspiring
to think how manv are working at
this big earth-improving task.
There ate lew men, relatively,
that realize what irrigation means
and what gigantic achievements are
possible. The real wealth of this
earth is water. Our mines of gold
ami precious sloties are as a grain
ol sand on the sea shore compared
with the wealth of water. Every
bushel of corn and head of beef depends on water. The richest lands
are worthless without it. History
and the establishment of civilisation
all depend upon a natural water
supply. The erly Indian, the settler and pioneer all could prosper
where there vv as water; without it
thev  would have died or moved  on.
Irrigation is the glorious proof ol
the  progress of  humanity.     Men
have been compelled to crowd into
cities and see their children brought
up surrounded by vices and area It*
eneil in both mind and body. Irrigation means that men ate not for- ;
ever going to live cooped up by
millions in crowded and horrible
citie -. Soon the people will be
.scattered: everv  child   will   be   able
to be  brought   up   among   green
fields and orchards, a lover of (lowers ami breathing nature's pure air;
the human race saving ils offspring
instead ol thcin being murdered by
their life in cities. We shall have
need ol all the millions of acres lhat
can be given the people by irrigation.
It does one good to look at
things in ,i big way and realize
what one man can do for another.
We call our province rich. What
will its wealth be in the future?
rhink ofthe wealth thai rushes
out lhroti_;h the mouth of the rivers.
All can be saved and turned on to
the lhii.lv land and vvill supply a
nation ten times as great ;is ours.
Mighty ami mysterious is the
power oi enter. The falling power
of water can move the plow, cut
the corn, and turn the stones in the
mill. Water, air and earth are the
real trinity. Man can to-day rule
all three. Water can go where he
says it shall go. Land vvill yield as
he directs. rower and heat can be
supplied artificially at man's command.
In a lew wars man vvill   cease  to
be dependent on rainfall.    Vear  by
vear the deserts arc receding into
the mountains where they belong,
and   fruitful   trees   are   taking  the
place of the horned toad, frog and
cactus. The vanguard of thi- advancement is the flow of the silvery
stream of water. Following are
the irrigation army of workers who
plant orchard after orchard in military lines whose waving banners
are the blossom, then the green
leaf, and last but not least the luscious fruits; and beneath their sheltering shades are to be seen the
happy housewives singing about
their work and the children playing
on the lawns. Everything is
thrifty, and plenty, prosperity and
contentment reigi supreme.
This is what irrigation is doing
and will do for those who make
their home in the Keremeos vallev
of the Similkameen. Here under
the blue sKies and in this scintillat-
i air is the joy of living. Here,
where irrigation has done its work,
vve can have water at will -not too
much or too little, just what is
needed to make abundant crops, j
Here we have the sunshine all the
year round.
Irrigation is an evidence of civilization; not a makeshift or redemption of worthless lands, but an intelligent development of the most
valuable and productive lands. Ir-|
ligation means adding immensely
to the wealth ofthe country anil a
benefit to all bv the increase of inhabitants into this territory. No
oilier country is plundered; every
acre added is an acre created not
only to the habitable area of this
province but to the habitable area
of Canada.
The opportunities offered in this
vallev are very limited, which is to
be very much regretted. It will
not be long before this elvsium of
perfect climate that is here will be
the envy of all in the province of
''.C. anil the acreage that is to-day
selling for a mere SOOg will be im- j
possible to procure. It does seem
Strange to one who has traveled,
anil who drops into this valley as I
have done at the invitation of my
friends, to find such climate and
conditions as are to be found here.
Forty miles west aiul east I would
forgive anyone for not wishing to
invest and live, bul here in Keremeos everything worth producing!
can be had in abundance and quality that is second to none, and a
climate known only to a favored
few. It is true that the early settlers have left little land that the
poor man could have a chance at,
and I sometimes doubt tbe policy of
ihe government in being so generous in its gifts to single individuals
and where an ordinary   man   would
be satisfied with 10 to _'(• acres you
find others holding their 1000 acres
unimproved and not paying their
proportion of taxation. The taxation of land in these conditions appeals very strongly tO one.
I think, Mr. Editor, that I have
trespassed long enough on vour
valuable space; but really irrigation
has a magic appeal to me. The
though! of turning a barren MM
desert into a fertile garden is a topic
I never tire of, and it f,rrips my
imagination.       True,   it   was   some
four hundred   years ago  that  the
Pharaohs   started   their   large   irri-
gation work on the Nile; and it  has;
now been made history that   W. H.
Armstrong oi Vancouver and his
colleagues were the fust to make
the Ashnola do her duty to the valley of Keremeos. To them all the
success ol the vallev belongs, and
as benefactors to their fellow man.
Honors where honors are due.
William Onto.
n Shatford Estate
We have lately acquired  that   level   tract of
90   laud lying west of and adjoining KKRKMKOS,
and under the Armstrong" Ditch, and comprising
and known as the
This excellent tract of Kruit Land, which is
J^ admitted to be the cream oi the Similkameen
5^ Vallev, is now subdivided, and we are offering it
J^    for sale in from
g One to Ten Acre Plots
This   unquestionably   is   the   best    fruit-land
proposition offered in the district,  on account of
its location and the quality ofthe soil, free as it is
09   front rock and timber.
c5 Come ami make \ our selection while there is
c5    vet a choice, as it will be all  sold  inside the  next
K i.i:ri.i:si:vn:i. IV
*£ o. a. Mcdonald, keremeos, b.c.
^g    P. D. & D. rt. McTAVlSH, Rsaa 'i, rtsrsecs Hock, OALQARY
The next meeting at the Ladies'
Guild will be held at  the  residence
of Mrs.  Kirhv    on   Thursday   after-J
ternoon, Mav 6th, at three o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. John Thomson ot
Vancouver   arrived   In   Keremeos
last Thursday via Penticton, and
Will spend a month or BO on their
fruit ranch here.
The Keremeos baseball team are
turning out and mauling the globe
with a vim lhat augurs well for a
good season's showing. Several
promising new players have been
enrolled this vear, and there will  he
no lack of material lor a strong
Nothing was done at the meeting
ofthe Farmers' Exchange called for
Saturday owing 10 insufficient  at*
tendance. Moat people are mistaken when they imagine the business
that keeps them away to be more
Important than the business before
the Exchange.
Peek MeSwain's orbit crossed
Keremeos again on Saturdav. Me
had a temporary engagement delivering samples from the l'hoenix
brewery to the local hotels. li
was too dasallng a dream of joy lo
last long, and on Sunday he took
the overland trail for the A.-Y.-P.
via Kamloops.
M. K. Rogers of Seattle, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Merrill of l.os Angeles, California, arrived on Tuesday and drove up the
valley.    Mr. Rogers'visit, together
with lhe work of examiners going
on at the Nickel PI.ite, ^ives | fre«t)
impetus to the rumors of a change
iu the ownership and Working po.iev
of the famous mine.
A good-t'txed subscription list, as
yet incomplete, has now been secured for prizes and other expenses
at 'he sports to be held on the  24th
of May. Several valuable special
prizes are also to be offered by individual contributors. \n announcement of the program ol
events and other particulars will be
issued in a lew days.
A carload ot fat cattle, the property of P.  Put ns \ Co.,   arrived on
Tuesday from Calgary in charge of
Archie Chadvvick. Thanks to the
splendid train service on these
roads, it only took a week to make
the trip from Calgary. lhe cattle
were taken   in   hand   by   Jack   Ed*
miinds of lledlev,  who slaughters
them   tor   use    in   the   construction
camps, it seems surprising that
cattle should be imported in quantities into a thinly peopled range
country like this, bul the explanation is that our fat stock is mOCtly
shipped OUt in the tall, and the
s.une is true of the Okanagan,
which  also   imports   in   the   winter
and spring.     Geo.   Cawston,  the
Keremeos butcher, in order to ensure a steady supply of the best
quality, has been Airing llie  winter
himself fattening most of the stock
required in his business.
Cards have been issued giving
the terms, route and other particulars for the season of 1909 for the
imported French coach horse Diplo*
mate 4198, owned by the Sinvlka-
nieen Valley French Coach Horse
Association. Ranchers and horse
breeders should see this celebrated
stallion before making their selection for the season.
Notary Public.
Oil UK    ....     Ki:ki:mi os. H.l.'.
Teacher of Pianoforte snd Accompanist
(certificated Royal Cottage of Music, Los-
ilon I open lo enirairenienl   for   accompaniments.    Terms on application.
Hsourv, B.C.
When in
stop at the
Central Hotel
special Attention to
Commercial Men,
ami Laml-seekeis,
I _o;i.l.|ii;irtcrs tor all
Slai^o Routes.
Liverv Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy ami
comfortable rooms.
Ki ee 'bus to and from
all trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,   -  - Proprietors.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
All  kinds ot Sheet   Metal   Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
K.WKTKOl l.lllNi.    I   SfKCIAl.TV.
Plumbing.   Pipe Itting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Don't Throw Away
Your old granite ware. Have it repaired. Vol Peek Granite Cement vvill fix lhe holes and make
it as good as neiv.
H. B. Meausette,
lOwr Keifim-os Hardware  Store*!
Our   entire   stock.      Call   and   huy
while the BARGAINS are on.
Place your spring   orders   now   lor
II \\I>-MAI.K II \I.\I.SS.
Get your harness   repaired   or  else
throw   it  away and  fWt   a new
set from the
ii orner opposite B.C Liven BtaMs.)
Keremeos, B.C.
The Big Store.
Alfalfa, Timothy, Clover and Lawn
Grass. RENNIE'S SEEDS, in package and bulk, guaranteed fresh and
Our summer stock of Ladies', Gents'
and Children's boots and shoes contains a wide range for selection.
Our    leader,     THE     CANADIAN
Great variety of Prints, Ginghams
and light summer wear. Full and
complete stock of Notions.
A carload of choice, fresh Groceries
just placed on the shelves
"Royal Standard" Flour.    Rolled
Oats.    Bran.    Shorts.    Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to slum our goods.
Keremeos Commercial Go
1 Keremeos
The Most Favored Valley of the Similkameen and
of British Columbia.
Plan showing the line of irrigation installed hy the  Keremeos  Land  Company,  Similkameen   Valley, B.C.
The Keremeos Land Co., in announcing- the completion of their irrigation system that will cover their
entire properties with an unlimited supply oi the purest of water yet brought to the home oi an irrigated
country, feel that the properties offered by them are
such  as will command the attention of all homcscckcrs.
Situated as Keremeos is on the main line of the
Great Northern Railroad now being extended to Vancouver places her on the direct highway to the far
East and West.
Having a climate that is distinctly her own, it
stands today   unexcelled   for   its  sunny   climate   both
winter and summer and has proved itself as being particularly adapted to the raising oi apples, peaches,
pears, plums and cherries, grapes and melons, while
vegetables exceed all conditions usually obtained both
in quantit] and size.
In competition at Spokane the only exhibit sent
took first prite, while at the Provincial Fair at New
Westminster out of 100 pounds of assorted fruits Keremeos captured some 23 prizes.
The upper portion of the valley, including- Hedley
and Princeton,   both   rich in their   mining-   industries,
offers the local market means of disposing oi all produce.
The  properties   are   being-   offered   in   1,  3,  5 and   10  acre   Blocks  with   a   well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.    One-third cash.     Balance in ■> payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $200 to $.100 an acre.    Town lots from $100 to $..00.
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
KEREMEOS. B.C. OLALLA. in   the   other   an   erring   daughter.
parental neglect and Ml   old   repro-
Mining matters are beginning   to   ,,.1|0 lrom Oroville are the cause.
Mrs. McKenzie and Andrew
Hamilton are the trustees for the
estate ot the late Pat Gallagher.
Billic Halrymple's orchard is a
thing of beauty and gives promise
of an abundant crop of fruit.
Miss Patterson is still confined
to her room. Two years is a long
time to battle vvith sickness.
In Duncan Carmichael's orchard
all the peach trees, with one exception, are loaded vvith fruit.
McCuddy litis made a conditional
purchase Capt. Mine's stock of
Mrs. McKenzie of Cliff ranch is
seriously ill.
show renewed activity in this  camp
and considerable work  is   projected
on several of the claims   during the
coming summer.     Notable MMMgSl
these are the Horseshoe group,  situated on one of the eastern spurs of
Independence mountain, the  Mount
Zion group, near Olalla, the Black-
hawk group, up  Cedar   creek,   and
very   probably   the   Copper    King,
close to Olalla.     In the case of  the
Horseshoe group,   which   is   owned
hy  J.   A.    McDonald    and    K.    P.
Mathison, C. H. Cornell on Monday   took   up   about   two   months'
supplies by wagon   road   as   far   as
the Russell House, from whence   it
vvill   be   packed   iu   over    the   new
road, which is not yet completed  as
far as the   Horseshoe,   bnt   will   be
this   summer.       J.    ti.    Wallace,    ti
practical miner, will go up on Sunday to assist Mr. Cornell in doing
two or three months' development
work, so as to put the property in a
lit state for inspection by CMtain
mining men who are expected to
visit the group some time this summer. The Horseshoe group is a
comparatively new location, having
been staked two years ago, and so
far has only   had   two   assessment,
done    on   it.    The   ore   is   chiefly Notice.
white   arsenical   iron,    with   some j    Notice is hereby -fives that, thirty days
pyrrhotite,    and    assavs    high    iii  afterdate, I based to apety to the aspec*
iiitetulent of Provincial Police, V. S.   Ilus-
g**-** 'sev, of Victoria,   lor  renewal   of  a  retail
W.J. Forbes, of Hedley, one  of Htjoor license far ths Hotel Kstsomos, lo-
,       r ,     . , e.iteil Sl Kereineos Station, B.C.
the   former    owners    ot    the    Apex ,. ,.
group, on  Independence   mountain,       Keiemeos Station, B.C., April 15, 1909,
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Oi-fick,        . . . . Shekhrookk,  QuSIBC.
Capital and Reserve,
I ransacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of SI.00 and upwards received,  subject to no delay in withdrawal  of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
1-'ok S.vi.k.   Strawberry Plants.   Prolific
variety, excellent flavor) SO cents per 100.
R. W. Noktiikv,
Olalla, B.C.
Noliee is herebv given thai, thirty days
after date, I inlend to apply lo llie Superintendent ol Provincial Police, F. S.
Ilussev, ol' Victoria, tor renewal of a retail
liquor license lor the Alkazar Hotel, located .it  Kereineos Station, B. C.
PSSCV Marks.
ItlSmom Station, B.C., April 15, I909.
was in Olalla on   Monday   with   the
intention of going up to the  Apex Notice.
camp right away.      This  gJOup  has       Notice is herein -fivsn that, thirty days
been recently slocked in Xew   Vork   *-_*- ***** ** ,nU'ml ** *f_*J ** ""' Slll'-
.,.*,,. erinlendonl   ol   Provincial   Police,   r.   S.
lor two million dollars in one dollar   Hsssey, of Victoria, for teas wsl ef B re-
shares, and it is   stated   that    work \**~* U*l?or V_*~-**  ****  ''"'  ****}**-  "otl'1,
located at Kereineos Centra, B.C.
will   be   commenced   on   June    Is, TwiOOOB f* EuuuasT.
next. Keremeos Centre, B.C., April  15,   1909.
On the Mount   Zion   and Copper .	
Kini. some development   work   will Notice.
be done this summer,   and   both   ol Netlee ie herahy given that, thirty days
the gTtaipS Will ill all probability   be   ■*•*■" ****** j ""''"■■ to "fjplv IO ths   Superintendent of Provincial Police, !-. S.   Ilus-
visited   by   outside   parties   with a   mft of Victoria, for a retail Uqsor license
for the Olalla hotel, located at Olalla, B.C.
Anhrkw Movie.
Olalla, B.C., April 15, 1909.
Walk-Over Shoes
It's a matter of business
to look as well as possible.
It's a matter of business
to be as comfortable as you
It's a matter of business
to get full value for your
Therefore it's a matter of
business to wear WALKOVER shoes.
And it's a matter of pleasure as well.
WALK-OVER shoes are
made for every day of the
week, and for every week.
Frank Richter & Co.
view to bonding.    The  Blackhawk
group is lit for inspection at any
time, but the owners vvill do some
further development this season, as
it is expected that a prospective
purchaser Irom Molilalia will visit
the property this summer.
Similkameen Land District.
insiKii r or v.vi.k.
'I'AKK NOTICB that I, William Ki.itf. at Km*
nn-,>*. ll.C.. I.in.I Mist, int.'iid In appli for jht-
nrissscM in purefaass tlu- te&owiog ilsscrfoul lands.
an Uaad in llu  Siinitkaniirn ri\rr. K,n-iiues.  B.C
I onim.n. ink. al a js._t plant, .1 .its.ut   -'   .li.ims   SNJsl
.<l ths softbwssl ...rn.r .'I Int Jilt: ili, sh I in a north-
F/\IRVIE\W. assist ly dins-lion atsMit 3D .li.iins l„ tin- nmsl nortli-
, rK  paMI i>t sai.l i .1.1,1,1; Ih, in,- in a  soutlwrll    ilinv-
littn alkiut 40 iliains lo ths m.isl   smith, si*   |siint   ot
(**_. Ttinr.rfsir    •ifi..riiooi,    I-"iliv-iril    S-*£-*-*-'• **»*"*»Mbwlogths usaiidsflag ol  ths
tin i iiuisuav   aiternoon   i.uw.uu  Sl k.„„,.,.„,„,,,„ u„. ,,,,„„„, ,„,„„„,„,„„„,
B. Flanders and  Mrs.   Alia  Leone -"' ■"''■■' ********"***•;
Cubbaoe,   of   Conconully,    Wash.,     April i.i. iw».
were declared husband and  wile  by .	
the Rev. Ales H. Cameron of Kere* strayed
nieos.     Soon   alter   the   marriage     Itrayed to ths premises of the sador*
.l. .„A c. •*-■ «**■- signed about  four   vears   tiiro   one   brown
they started for Oroville. ^ ,n..i|ul|.i| wj|1)- %____\ , on ,,,, ln|,
Capt.  and    Mrs.    Mine   vvill    soon   If not claimed within  thirty  ilavs   will   be
remove to Marti,   where   they   have   *************      ,,   A   Hari|;,o
secured   I   desirable   properly   and Keremeos Cent,
will give their attention to boarding
house, store and fruit lot. They
have many friends here who wish
them success.
In two houses here the matrimonial atmosphere is more than
cloudy.     In one an erring wife and
MOTIt'E ia herein tfiven that the partnership   for-
mi.tK   enisling bvtween  Charles  Thom a*  aiul
Hann Birqlu hu nn dissolved h\ wiilnal eonaml
and that from date of thi* not iff obligation* incurred h\ either ot the undersigned in the firm name «ill
not be bending upon the other.
I'llAKI.KH   TllOMA.H.
IlKNKY  Uvi'i  i  i -'
Druggists and Stationers
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Freighting, Draying, end General Livery Business,     Drain and Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.


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