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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
No. 29
Notary Public.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkkkmkos,  B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
D. Gillespie  of Okanagan   Falls
was in town on Wednesday,   going
| up to Hedley.
Mrs. B. M. Daly, William and
Maurice Daly left on Friday 00 a
trip to Seattle.
Colin Milburn left on Monday for
Victoria, xvliere he will visit friends
and possibly take up his   residence.
R. II.  Robbins has returned from
The Late Mrs. Armstrong.
Tenei er Wt Pianoforte and Accompanist ,
(certifi. dad Itojrsl Cimogs of Msslr. Lea-  his trip to Spokane, and  with   Mrs.
<^''>"P"J '■'■■■■■as  for accon.par-   Robbinsxvent  up   to   the   Apex   on
imenls.    Terms on amplication.
Haourv, B.C.
Notary Public.
Okhck   ....     Kkkkmkos, B.C.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship  Ciu.trantced.
Stage Linen.
Kkkkmkos Mkdi.kx  Mail Si u.i.
Leaves Keremeos dailv, except Sundav,
Sl I p.m.: connecting with all stages east
and west, arrives in lledlev Sl S p.m.
Leaves lledlev daily, except Sinul.tv. .it
S ,,.m., arrives iu Kerenus;.s al  It a.m.
I). J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkkkmkos I'knticton Mail Stalk.
Loaves Keiemeos for Penticton on Moo*
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Tbars.
dai s snd Betwstai ■ al fi a. m., arriving la
Keremeos sl noon.
W. E. W'ki.by, Proprietor.
Keremeos Directory.
Judge Hrown went up the valley
on Wednesday to hold court at
lledlev on Thursday and at Princeton on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Beam, from
across the line, xvere in toxvn on
Monday attending the funeral ofthe
late Mrs. Armstrong.
Rev. Arthur Ransoms leaves
England on the 22nd of this month,
and on his arrival here will take
charge of the pariah   of   Keremeos.
The ladies oi St. John's Church
Guild wilt hold their next tea at
Mrs. Lowe's on Saturday next,
afternoon and evening. Lawn tennis, croquet, etc. Fverybody welcome.
Mrs. E. M- Crooker left on Monday on a xisit tO friends at Armstrong.    She was accompanied by
Miss Traub and her niece Miss Fernie, who are returning to their home
at Edmonton.
C. II. Gephart, who has been
acting as trainmaster here, left on
Monday to look after certain of the
Company's business at other points.
His successor, Mr. Manley, arrived
Board of Trade    George   Kirby,  President; K. II. Carmichael, Secretary.
Similkameen Parmers' Exchange   J. J.
Armstrong) President" W. M. Frith, Secy.
I'lthlic  School   Board     George   Kirhy,   here on Wednesdav.
Ezra Mills, K. Elmllirsl, Secretary.
Customs' Office     tV. M. Frith, Suli-Col-        Mrs.   E.  Coulter and Misses Susie
''Vv'shv.erian Ihureh     Kev. A.  II. Cam-    •*** ***** ****** ******    ***    *    ****\
eron. Pastor, ticton   yesterday   on   their   way  to I
Methodist Church   Rev. G. K. B. Kin-   ,. .,       ., .
U \    Pastor \emon,   where   the    Misses   Innis
Constable and Deputy i.anie Warden      will • i' it friends, while Mrs. Coulter
M. B Bwart.
Co.   tier     Pr.  M. D.  MeFwon.
Justices of the Peace    T.   \V.  Coleman,
ri ink Uic'iler
continues on to   New Westminster.
There xvas a verv slim attendance
i omsk .t'-rand Telephone Agent    Ceo. at tlu opening ball iii the town  hall
^Meiiih,, of Parliament     .Martin   Burrell, **  *''r'**-'*.\ ***>**-0t  **** *** *******
Grand forks !'• O. in   a   majority    an   unusual   exper-
Metnl        Provincial   Aaseinbly    I..   W. ■ c     ., .-    , ■
shatford. ' en.i.'.o,, i.u. ******* *** ***** -** oecneiona Ol  this
Town ii.tii  j. j Armstrong! Iter. kind, and not altogether a gratify-
Kereme it Hall    Ceo. Loudon, Mgr, ....    .... .     ,      .. .'
Oroal Northern Rj    DaUylrata, aVrives **0 *****    * ***** ***** ***** *-* ****
\0-.30 a. ni.. leaves at _' p.ni., II. A. Cook, uust, or on account of  the   plunk-
A Mail's   I-aily from the wes, v,.t  Hedley ■***J--t-liaII". * tm other reasons, the
Stage; fron east via O, N. Ry.;Tti-week- young men mostlv reneged.
1\  mi I'entieton BlSgS from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business in-      Veterinary   Inspector Paston  of
stilutions see a.lvertiemenls in this paper.) fg\famy Camc up Ou Tuestlay to   in-
' sped s bunch of beef cattle brought
FOR   SALE. Ul by   George   Cawston,   xxho   pur-
The biggest  snap   In   the   Similka- chased  them   from   Hen   Anderson,
meen   Valley    Ranch   containing ju_.t   across   the   line.       Singularly
ovc    .tno.icre,. almost all bottom ,mnh     w|)i|t,   ^^ ,.
land, cutting at present about 100; .
tons of hav,  can easily  be made , ********* UP ***** ***** **• ***** *****
to cut WO tons.   For sale OH easy Cattle raised here are   going   in   the
terms bv L R. Chase, Olalla, H.C. opposite direction, to -ireenwood.
The death occurred on Saturday,
the ind inst., of Margaret, wife of
Robert Carew Armstrong, at her
home in the Lower Similkameen, at
the age of 57. Mrs. Armstrong
had been ailing more or less for the
past  two   years,   and   this   summer
had been staying with her daughter,
Mrs. John Thomas. On Monday
of last week she returned to her
home, Heeling well, and was apparently in better health than usual until Friday evening, when her strength suddenly failed and she became
unconscious. Remaining in this
state despite all efforts at restoration, she passed away early the
following morning.
The funeral was held on Monday
afternoon to the Keremeos cemetery, and was largely attended by
neighbors and friends throughout
the valley. Rev. Mr. Kinney conducted the service. Many beautiful floral tributes attested the esteem in which she was held in a
a idc circle of friends.
Mrs. Arrnatrong was one of the
first white women to make her
home in the Similkameen, having
come in about 20 years ago, and is
gratefully remembered as a kindly
hostess by many a traveler in pre-
railway days who made tbe hospitable Armstrong ranch his stopping
Four children survive her- Mrs.
John Thomas, and Joseph, of the
Similkameen: William, of Summer-
land; and Arthur, of the Cariboo
District. The bereaved husband
and family have the sympathy of
the whole community in   their   loss.
Mrs. Robinson's Meetings.
A very successful series of meetings was held in the toxvn hall from j
Sunday to Wednesday in the in-1
lerest at the local option campaign,
the addresses j^i\ i-n by Mrs. Robinson being all directed to that end,
though not so indicated by their
titles. Mrs. Robinson in her call.icily   as   a   journalist   has   v isited
Russia, Japan, Saghalien, and the
other countries which formed tho
subjects of her narratives of travel,
and has well employed her powers
of observation aiul description in
picturing the conditions of life in
those distant lands. At the conclusion of Wednesday evening's
meeting a motion that a local option
league be Organised was carried by
a standing vote, and about fifty
persons, men, women and children,
subscribed their names on the roll
of  membership. The    following
officers were elected: President, H.
H. Meausette; Secretary, F. M.
t'rooker; Treasurer, Rev. G. R. B.
The Obstructive 49th.
A change has been made recently
in the U. S. customs regulations by
which horses taken out of the country must pay duty on going back,
DO matter hoxv short a time they
have been out. Formerly they
xvere permitted to stay abroad for a
certain time and return free of duty.
The new regulation will be an axvk-
ward one for some of the people
who have horses at work on the
railway construction up the valley
and who were counting on taking
their horses back at the end of the
summer season. It is also awkxvard
for land-seekers who come up the
valley if, as sometimes happens,
they do not locate at once and decide to return home. Recently a
settler xvho had located north of
here went back on a temporary errand, taking three horses with him,
and ran foul of the new customs
rule, of which he was ignorant.
When he was apprised of it he contrived to get his horses back into
Canada "unbeknownst" to thc V.
S. officials, and now the latter are
trying to collect the duty from  him.
Off For Mexico.
F. A. Ross, manager of the Daly
Reduction Co. until the business
xvas transferred to the Hedley Gold
Mines Co., has closed up his affairs
at Hedley and Went out on   Friday.
It is his Intention soon to go to
Mexico to manage some mining interests which the Daly Company
have there. Now that Mr. Ross
has dropped the reins at the Nickel
Plate, he comes in for a storm of
criticism not to say vituperation —
from critics who hold that his management Of the Nickel Plate has
been one of mistaken methods and
ultra-conservatism, constituting a
bar to the progress of the industry
and of the community at- large. It
is quite likely that the policy pursued was a mistaken one, though
the fact that it is to be changed is
not conclusive proof of that. Hut,
right or wrong, it was not Mr.
Ross's policy, but that of his employers. Condemnation of the pol-
icy itself is really a tribute to the
ability ofthe manager who has produced such splendid returns with
restricted and Inadequate means.
A ftir-si/cd audience greeted B.
Pauline |ohnson on Saturday evening, and an excellent entertainment
was given by the talented poetess
and her able assistants. The attendance was not quite so large, however, as at her recital here two years
ago, when entertainments xvere
more of a rarity, and xvhen she
drew a $90 house in the old school
Strenuous Scenes at the   Lethbridge Land Office.
The Lethbridge Herald thus describes a recent land opening at
that town:
The hunger for land, especially
Southern Alberta land, is felt far and
wide. At the Dominion Lands office this morning xvere over three
hundred men and women from almost every possible quarter, in a
struggling throng in an eager effort
to get inside and file on some of the
land opened for entry this morning
for the first time.
Three townships recently surveyed were throxvn open for entry.
Several sections, of course, had already been taken by squatters, xvho
have first claim on it now that it is
Surveyed. Then some Hudson's
Bay land, school sections, and railway land has to be allowed. Hut
with all there was enough for about
four hundred entries of a half section each.
The land is situated north ot Had
Water lake and south of Seven Persons, Whitla and Winnifred, being
from txvelve to thirty miles from the
railway. The prospect ofthe Leth-
bridge-Weyburn line going through
the centre of the tract made it more
The land is not of the most desirable, especially the southern toxvn-
ships, which are stony and rolling.
The north toxvnships are much better and contain a lot of first class
This is the land the land hungry
were alter. For days they had been
flocking to the city. Many had the
idea that to be on the ground early
insured heing the first to get a chance to file. Several therefore started
to camp on the scene as early as
Wednesday night. On Thursdax
the number xvas increased. On
Friday there xvere a good many
camped at the land office steps.
Saturday brought many more and
the close of the office at Saturday
noon started the real struggle for
position. Several parties had their
assistants there organized so as to
hold their position*, Kvery train
Saturday night and Sundav night
brought its crowd The train no
sooner entered the station than the
CfOWds rushed across to  the   office.
To add to the crowd of the land-
hungry, came scores of halfbreeds
xvho xvere money hungry. Land
dealers had brought them from Fd-
mouton, Maple Creek and other
parts with their script which thev
were to locate in these townships
and sell to the land men who brought
them here. There were probably
sixty or seventy thus rounded up.
Land Agent Stafford and his assistants built up a chute from the
street to the door and across the
front was a large wooden gate
against which, when the office was
opened, there were over three hundred packed as tight as sardines.
Finally all was ready.     The gate
was drawn back and the assault
xvas made on the chute. Paul H.
A. Meister, a German from Columbus, Ohio, xvho had camped several
days on the job squeezed his way in
first amid the applause of a hundred or more spectators perched at
all possible points of vantage.
.Only a fexv were let in and the
way xvas closed by Chief Clerk J.
A. Ried and a couple of assistants.
The lucky ones get tickets as they
xvent in the door, went upstairs and
registered their names and after the
first fexv filed out again down
through the basement to the outside where they had room to stretch
themselves and regain their norma
shape and size.
The hunger for land like the hunger for bread seems to be no respecter of persons. In the crowd
xvere three ladies. Two of these
managed to get in fairly early, but
it xvas not with the assistance of
several big male brutes, one of
whom was seen deliberately to take
hold of the arm of one of the xvo-
men and try to pull her to one side
to let a man in ahead of her. There
xvere others more chivalrous nearby
and he xvas foiled. Hut even as it
xvas both ladies were so xvorn out
When they got to the door that they
had to be carried up stairs. Both,
however, quickly recovered.
Several small detachments were
run in when the crushing and crowding became so bad that it xvas
thought best to relieve it by letting
a big lot in at a time. This was
the undoing of the chute which xvas
badly wrecked. After that the po- !
lice xvere sent for, not that there
was any riot but the croxvd xvas
such that some one would likelv be
hurt unless something was done to
loosen up the jam.
Some were badly disappointed.
J. McQualg after camping at the office for four days lost his place and
gave up and that xvas the experience
of others. Both the fortunate and
unfortunate freely expressed the
opinion that to decide the positions
by lot would be much more satisfactory than the present system
xvhere brute strength is the main
determining force.
When In
etop at the
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and 1.ami-seekers.
Headquarters for all
Stage Routes.
Livery Btabia
in connection*
Good table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free  litis lo and from
all trains.
Office of H.C. Fruit
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
Canadian Trade Commissioner
Ross, at Melbourne, reports that a
proposal has been made there to
send Australian fodder plants to
Hritish Columbia where the climate
and soil are thought to be suitable
lor their cultivation. It is probable
that next spring experiments will
be made to test the adaptability of
indigenous Australian plants to
Hritish Columbia soil.
As the result of a general price
cutting war, the prices of California
xvine have been cut in half with a
prospect of still loxver levels. California port, which two months ago
sold at 37 <_, cents a gallon, today
is offered in the open market at from
13 to 16 cents a gallon, and California claret, which formerly brought
23 cents a gallon, now sells at 15
FOR ALL . . .
New Standard Fashion Broadway Suits
The Suit Section is Ready
With Stunning: Low Prices
We are now ready to suit you with an up-to-date SUIT.
Why pay extra elsexvhere when you can buy at our store a Suit
of clothes that for xvorkmanship, style and durability cannot be
excelled by any tailor.
For the next two weeks we will offer our stock of Shoes at
special low prices. For variety, quality of stock, and low prices,
no store in the vicinity can surpass us.    Give us a call.
Just received    a large assortment of Neckties.    We have just
what vou want in this line.     PRICES RIGHT.
Deal at the Big Store and Save Money
Hon. Edgar Dewdney.Who Was
Here Fifty Years Ago.
Under the heading, "Silhouette!
of  thc   West,"   in   the    Toronto
"Globe," the  following   mention   is
made of a well known British Columbian:
The Ptinccss Victoria, one of the
speedy C. P. R. steamers that bring
Victoria within four hours' reach of
Vancouver, was rounding Point Grey
and heading for "the Narrows,"
and the American tourists, who
crow tied the vessel en route home
from the Seattle Exhibition, were
speculating as to whether there
really was an opening in the cliffs
through which a ship could pass,
when I big, upstanding man whore
vigor of speech made his white hair
seem out of character, remarked:
"ll is just fifty years since 1 first
came in around that point and passed through the  'Narrows.'    Prank
Moberley was wilh me, and when
ue got inwe found Col. Moody sinking a shall for coal down in the hav
now known as Coal Harbor. There
was nothing here then bul a great
solitude and towering trees thai
came down to the water's edge.
Now   there   are   almost   a   hundred
thousand people. Vancouver is going to be one til the great citien ot
the Pacific."
"It is curious how natural advantages count in the making of cities,"
I remarked as the Old Tinier paused.     "We   arere   Up   at   Saskatoon
the other day, and came down afterward* to Regina. The people
there are still annoyed at the location of thc University of Saakat*
chewan Bt Saskatoon, but future
generations ol students will b ess
the men who chose that wide, airy
space M ith the majestic Saskatchewan in the foreground. Regina
had no such site to offer,  and
"You must nol say too much
Bgainsl Regina," broke in the Old
Timer. "You see, I laid out that
townsite and Regina is going to
have a place among the great tail-
was centres ol the West, as well as j
its prestige as the Provincial capital."
Then we knew.    'The Old   Timer
was OfM Of the chief Makers   ot   the
West. Hon. Edgar Dewdney, who
just fifty yeara ago came out from
hia native Devon to help Douglas
and Moody to hew another  Britain
out iii the North Pacific.     lie was a
young engineer of four and twenty
then, and the colony consisted of a
lew thousand people. The tush to
the CarihOO gold fields was in progress, and Mr. Dewdney, after laying out the townsite til New Westminster, went on foot up the Canyon of the  Praaer along the path
where in a lew month* the six-
home coaches of the Cariboo trail
dashed along   in   defiance   of   c\er-
presenl  danger.    He cut  what is
still known as   the   Dewdney   'Trail
through Southern British Columbia.
A fellow passenger a lew days later
pointed it out to us at fori Steele,
hundreds of miles across the mountains from Vancouver.
What a life of romance li ts fallen
lo the lot of that young Devonshire
engineer! And how calmU now he
speaks of it, as if it were some bit
of impersonal history. One would
hardly imagine that this man came
to Ottawa in 1872 as one ofthe first
British Columbia members after
Confederation. He was Governor
of the North-West Territories during Riel's second Rebellion, then
Minister of the   Interior,   and   later
Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia.
Now, in the evening of life, he
sees great cities rising from amid
the    trackless   forests   where   as   I
youth   he   rough-hewed   the   first
paths of civilization, and passes the
ships of many nations anchored in
the harbor that fifty years ago was
as solitary as a Spitsbergen fiord.
On the colors of one ofthe historic regiments of Britain is a proud
legend, which means 'First in India.' Probably oi living men Edgar Dewdney alone can say truthfully: 'Primus in Columbia Brit-
62ic. per acre cash and
62ic. once each year
for seven thereafter
secures to you a BRITISH COLUMBIA FARM
in the British Columbia Southern, Columbia
and Kootenay and Columbia and Western
Railway Companies' Land Grants. These Farm
Lands are eminently suited for the raising of
and may be purchased on these EASY TERMS
who are looking for Settlers for this part.
Timber Lands of the highest character,
situated in these Grants, are offered for sale
in blocks of from 640 acres upwards.
Shipping facilities unsurpassed. Easy transportation
Use Superior Flour j
Royal Standard Flour goea
further because it is better.
It makes better bread because it is milled from su-
perior selected wheat hi the
most modern machinery.
Every proceaa is most carefully watched a ith ■ \ lew to
maintaining or even improving the standard. You
thould consult your own interest and try Royal Standard Flour.
More than this, in each 4*>
lb. sack of Hour you secure
a  coupon   which   gives you
an opportunity to win ■  Itfi
piece     china      dinner      set.
Look over our advertisement! for the winning niini-
Ivrs each month.
Apply to the
address as
shown on the
attached coupon
for Maps, Application Forms,
and Literature.
Assistant to 2nd Vice-President,
Desk 8 Calgary, Alberta.
Please send me all facts  pertaining to your
lands in B. C.
Druggists and Stationers
For a luxurious Shave,
Hair-Cut or Bath go to
Manilla, luted   Iv
! Vancouver Milling
j       & Grain Co., Ltd.
Vancouver, B.C.
J. R. SHAW, Agent.
booster's Sensorial parlor
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. SAUNDERS, Keremeos. The Keremeos Chronicle.' s.n..n_amee« 44, the same as but
vear; Lower  Similkameen   133,   an
PuWisluJ retry FiUai tl th.- oWtay
Ki-ri-mi'es, ll.C
Sutswriptien $2,110 n year, $l.0t) lor six months,
in tattnmpt,
.V.lwrtisinK Kati-s. -L.'Kal notices, l.V nt-r lino
tint insertion. HV per line eaeh subsequent insertion.
Land notiees Certificate, of improvement,ete.. $S.(»)
for MUlay notiees. $5.(10 for .Way notiees. Contract
Jtspl.v a.lvertisinif, We, per ineh per week. _ Tran-
m.iH .[.Ucrtiscnicnts. sueh as Loot, l-'oiuul, Wanted,
etc., not oxcoeslinir one ineh. $1.(10 first insertion, or
three' insertions for $2.(10. Local re.wlmi; notices.
.i.V. per line first insertion, l.V, each subsequent insertion.
J. A. HROWN, Publisher.
The short and simple annals of
the Indians of Canada vary little
from year to year. Hedged in on
their reserves, protected by special
laws, and divided by their tribal system from the main currents ot political and economic life, they may
be likened to island dwellers in a
restless sea. Theoretically they are
supposed to be in training so that
in the fulness of time they may
"paddle their oxvn canoe." Actually the system of tutelage under
which they live appears to have
reached or passed the limit of its
usefulness. If the red man is to
thrive and take his place as an integral part of the body politic, the
time is ripe to loosen the bonds of
his wardship and introduce him to
the duties and responsibilities of
citizenship. A suggestion to this
effect is made by Frank Pedley, Deputy Superintendent General of Indian Affairs:
Il seems strange and can  not   be
without sign.fiance, with what   rare
increase of 1; Osoyoos (>0, a decrease of 1; Penticton 158, an increase of 1.
Molson, Wash., the town with
the clouded title, appears to be approaching a settlement of at least
one of its troubles, namely, the
question of the ownership of the
quarter-section on which most of
the town is built. A document has
heen produced purporting to be a
homesteader's receipt to John H.
McDonald for this quarter section:
and as a homesteader's receipt entitles the holder to a deed or a government final patent, Mr. McDonald's claim to the ownership of the
townsite appears to be indefeasible.
That the claimant considers himself secure on his throne is shown
by this ukase which he hurls at the
subjugated city: "Warning! To
all whom it may concern: Notice
is hereby given that no more licenses will be granted for the purpose
ol selling intoxicating liquor on mv
homestead. John II. McDonald."
The unsettled state of its land titles
has been a serious draxvback to the
grow th of Molson. No one has
cared to put up a good building on
land lhat might be anybody's, consequently the place is poorly and
tlinisily built. Doubtless there will
now be a long fight in the courts,
after xvhich it may be up to the
exceptions, Indian communities owner* of buildings to sell thcin or
have refused to avail  themselves of ] t0 buy or lease the   land   on   which
the proxisions of   the   advancement   ,t .       .,  , e   .
K ,.  ,     ,    ..       ,        ,    .        , thev  stand.     Molson s   unfortunate
part tu the Indian Act, designed   as •    .
a    stepping   stone   to   municipal hwptfkac* * * ********* leeeon oa
government. I the value of the Torrens   system   of
It is not that the Indians lack the   land titles,
spirit of independence   nor   the   de-
sire to   conduct   their  own   affairs,
hut that they fail to recognize the A ******* ***** °«™;< h;'» -*
benefits likely to accrue from the some time been engaged at I.loyd-
adoption of the white man's meth-! minster taking observations in con-
This, without question, large-   neCtion with the location ofthe   4th
¥epemeos Hardware
•  —m m—-*
Buy your Hardware
At the Hardware Store
And save Money.
Just arrived—A fine assortment of
Including all kinds of
Preserving Kettles
At the lowest prices.
Call and see our stock and get prices before purchasing.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
ly results from the limitation of interests and ambitions imposed by
the segregation of existence upon
reserves, aud   as   a   natural   conse-
meridian, the boundary between Alberta and Saskatchewan. He has
his office there   connected   bv   wire
Prompt attention to all customer*.
Land-seekers and  Tourists invited to give us a trial.
D. J. INNIS,    -    -    Proprietor,
ration.      The road as outlined In the
quence    the    somewhat     ill-defined   with Winnipeg, and takes  observa-   artides M|e<j „j|| >tar,  „   fa   towll
craving of the Indians for progress,
rather seeks scope in the direction
of an effort to return to the independence of the old tribal form of
government, a desire which keeps
cropping up   afresh   amongst   com
tions every clear  night.     His   p,es- tf Priosl Rivc,   ...... ,u,rth u,   |vil.s,
ence has inspired hope   in   the   bos- |..,ke,then north along the shores of
oms of the community, as the  nuis- fa |.(ko lo ,,K. Iu,rttu.rly end, then up
ance created  by   the   meridian   line pricsl rivor u, fa Boundary with a
dividing the town into two is becom- pri,hilh|e    extension    to    Spokane,
mutinies possessed ol most hie   and   jn,r unbearable   and if he can   man. -ru t     ih   u
character, and   xvhich   is   often   tooP*""            jT. „    HL^ I he road wtll   be   operated   tn con-
hastily assumed   to   he   a   mark   of\***      ™** *     *****  *****   **   *** nection   with   a   line   ol   boats   on   mnionn «c,_,l,i ulmlt we »,llsellasl'ollo.vs
retrogression on their part.                   Kast  or   West   it   will   he   a   great priest hike.     The capital   stock   for      One for ten cents.
How this misdirected energy is to   *******      •''ofcssional men practicing ;i s,.,ru.r is gixen at SJS.OOO.      The
be   guided    into    proper    channels,   there find it necessary to register In promoter* of the   project   are   J. V.
how the reserve-imposed   limitation   both provinces,   whilst   the   inclina- |»,M    \   MorfM and R   Morton
of interest is   to   he   broken   dOWO,   ,.„„ of the residents on  the   Alberta        	
seems a hard problem to solve; but     . . .   .      _    .
.    '     ,   . „ ,    ,        side to make use ol   the   S.tskatcbe-
tt appears clear that one main factor
will    be      found      in     simplifying   *■*   ***    pump     and    dumping
measures for enfranchisement. ground    is    a    source   of   constant
Keeler's Restaurant
You CM  Ml
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickete.
Twenty-one Meals for Six  Dollars.
Ilercaflci onr loaves will lie   el   regular
Twelve fer one dollar.
The census of the Indians of
Canada for the fiscal year ended
March 31,   1909,   shows   that  they
number   111.043,   M   increase    for *********
the year  of 838.    The   Indians  of  ■*	
British Columbia number 24,K71,  a Southern   Hriiish   Columbia   xvill
decrease Of 93.     In   the   Kamloops MOfl bare another   railway   exteiul-
ngencv (xvhich includes the Similka- ing from Spokane according to   thc
meen) they number 382'., a decrease project under consideration   by   the
tit 2 x.     The figures for some of  the Idaho Central    Railroad   company,
reserves in this vicinity are:    L'ppe xvhich has tiled articles   of  incorpo-
Hotel Keremeos
wrangling.     The community is also       Opposite   G.N.R.   Station
unique in having within  its   boundaries   tWO   members   of  parliament
and  two municipal councils   and  GEO. KIRBY, Manager
I'ies,    lakes,    Don^lintils   in    llisenits
nt.iile when ordered.
(.cneral  Merchants and   l.aniuliv
Certificate of Improvements.
V. V. A   K..  Jons NY   Hi l l    nnti   KlfTWI li   Mineral
i'l.iim*, ftttuiito In thi Omnooo Minini Division
ol \ iiW* District. Where located : Near Stittap
TAKI NOTICK that I. K. II, Parkin*..!.. Km-
1 Miner's l_.itili.ite No. bWJHK. intend, aixty
d.i\* In-ut dale li.rti.l. tn Hfl) <" the Mining Ke-
inrdcr for lYrlitica'c* -'I Impi.u . nn nt v Inr thc
pnrpn*t-nt nhtaiiiinK Irown DfUtl ■ the ahove
Ami further take notiu lhat action, under so. tion
.*", mint! Iv .otnnn im-sl Iv-on- lhr MNMN ■ HM
Certificate ot Improvement*.
Paled thi* M dav ol AnguM. A.D. 1**W.
K. II. Parkinson. In the Heart of the Similkameen
The Garden of British Columbia.
1 HE accompanying illustration shows a section ofthe 8-mile conduit
through which the water
oi the Ashnola River is
led to the irrigated lands
of the Keremeos Land
Co. Every toot oi these
gently sloping lands the
water reaches bv gravitation. The 'ands are all
clear, have a perfect nat
ural j/rade, lie close to
the railway, and are in
every wav all ready for
the settler, who may
choose a lot oi any size
to suit. In all the Province there is not a tract
to equal the Keremeos
lands for quality, situation, and even' element
that makes for successful
'The  properties   are   being   offered   in   1,  3,  5 and   10  acre   Blocks  with   a   well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.    One-third cash.     Balance in 3 payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from SI 75 to $".00 an acre.    Town lots $100, $200 and $300.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
....   .i'i        KEREMEOS. B.C.
List of Names Objected to on the Voters' List.
Objections to be Considered at Court of Revision, November 1st, 1909.
Atherton, Win. II	
Mt,lev, Krank	
H.ir.le, Thomas	
K.ilile,   J.tines	
Hud,   William   Morley	
Brown, Arthur II. M	
iieweiiii.in, George Young
l*i ure, James Selkirk. ...
Cawston, l\ .chard I.ewe   .
t linstie, Alexander	
Corkish, II. n,.mi,n	
I).t\ids.tn, Alfred A	
DeBarro, Charlei	
Dieksun, James Pre*.	
Dillio.-, OttO	
t\.ins, Horace I*'	
Kllison, l 'h.tries	
Patrweather, Harry K	
I'\nt let, tieorgu	
I'"laser,  l-'indlav	
Itjgnac,  Edward	
Gilbert, George Miles
li.llan, J.ilin	
Gordon, George Rom ....
Gordon, Marshall I.villi ...
liei in.in, Thomas John . . .
I ii an!,   !■ ilu.u tl   	
Givin, Orlando Freeman ..
i inesi, iu ion Sidney	
litimet, William J	
Guine), Thomas	
I lan sine, Carl	
I lass,ml, William A	
Henderson, William J	
Herring, Roherl	
Hawks, Harold A	
I lopkins, William	
Hunter, Jaetea	
Irwin, J. Jeffrey	
lamison, Krnesl L	
Jelly, David F	
Jones, William O	
Kayos, J. Harry	
Kiiay, Michael	
King, Charlei	
I..tilth, I'laneis M	
I.en,   lliiK'h	
I.out;, Samuel R	
Love, Jolm	
I.von,   I.neins  M	
. . Ashnola. .
. lleillev..
. ai lift-ton's Comet     Labourer
..lleillev Clerk
.Hedley Metallurgist
. lleillev Miner
. Hedley Carpenter
.   Keremeos Kanihei
. Hedley Labourer
. . lleillev Miner
. Hedley Merchant
.. Tu.ameen    Hotel Keeper
. 1 ledley Proopcctor
. lleillev Brewer
Hedley   Geologist
Hedley  Miner
.. Keremeoa Baker
Hedley Miner
Hedley  Catynier
Hedley  Labourer
.Hedley  Miner
Hedley Brewer
. I ledley Bookkeeper
. Princeton Hank Clerk
CoM Creek Rancher
. . lleillev Miner
.. Princeton    Minei
Malliee, Korea Alvin
Morley, Thomas	
.Mon .son, Wat   II.
Me An Inn, I-rank I .   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
McKay, Daniel Granite Creek Miner
McKay, Donald Olalla Miner
 HflllfV   ...
 Kairview.   .
 lleillev   ...
. Hotel Keeper
County Court of Yale
A sitting wt the above Court win be
lulil  tl lhe Court House, lYntii'ton, at the
hour of  ten   o'eloek   in   Ihe forenoon,   on
Tuesday, tin- t.'th ii.tt of October, A.D.
J \s. K. IlKinvN,
2X    Registrar ofthe County Court ol Vale
McCauley, Daniel	
McDermott, Ainhrose
Mi Dermott, John Joseph
McGillivrai, Daniel	
Mflniiis, \\ illi.un K	
Me Kay, Steve   	
McKinnon, Angua	
McKinnon, Daniel II Hedley
MiT.eoil, John Donald Hedlej
llftllfv Teamstet
Hfillfy Hotel Keeper
llfillfy Miner
Hedley Miner
. Ilfilh-y l.itfM man
iifilley Carpenter
Hedlej  Miner
McKae, Hugh Princeton Proapector
M. l.ae, Duncan Olalla Minei
MeK.ie, Duncan Princeton Prospoctoi
Neil, John Hedley l-'aintfr
Nonis, Benjamin  Hedley Labourer
.Ninineley, Arthur Sidle.      Saw tet
0'( onner Charlei Fairvien  Miner
. Pair, aw
Hedley    ...
. . Kairview . .
lleillev ...
Oiler KI.U
. Hotel Keeper
Olboi iif, AUM      Kf rf ni.-os
Palmer, William D Keremeos
Palmer, Ufrad I Fairview.
Parkinson, Richard II Kairview
IViee, Barrington Keremaoi
IVlerson, John	
fu karil,   I hein.is D	
Isa\burn, SjIveiter	
Kusseii, Richard Fairview
Uosf, John Vender Hedley
Royer, Jonas I-' hfii-ini-os
. Hedley Hold Keeper
..llfillfy Hank I I.i k
., Fairview Farmer
. . Kairview Miner
lleillev Hank Clerk
. lleillev Barber
..Keiemeos Rancher
. .Nickel Plate Mine.   Randier
Hriilesvilie Rancher
.   Kairview Karmer
..Sidley Miller
. Kairview Surveyor
Koreinoos Kaniher
Hedley Clerk
Hedley DrutcKist
.Olalla    Mine,
Rynn, William    	
Seymour Charlei	
Shatford, Lytton W	
Smith William    	
Smith, Waller II	
■owter, \iihui H	
Steward, C. A. C	
Sw.iu, Henry Robert
Tingley, Harvey	
Venner, Rupert H	
\\ .tlkins. John W	
Wai son, Arthur A	
Wall, lames 	
White, Reginald H Fairview.
Wilson, Frederick i Keremeos
Woods, loin. Edward Hedlej
Vaifs, rfarr) Witlougbb)        ,W**tey
I*, n^j 11 ii-,-1
i Ivil Rngineei
^^^^^    Ran. her
Hedlej Hotel Kerpei
n. illii         \ssa\fi
Mine Manegoi
. . Hotel Keepei
Mm.- .Miner
.1 iisloins Olhi ii
.Nickel Plate
Fairvh a
. Kf ri-nu-os
la Mile creeh
Okanagan Fall Miner
HflllfV Mutfl
Olalla Mine Manager
Fairview  Minei
... Ph) si, i,m
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Canada's Oldest & Greatest Nurseries
In KEREMEOS ami .idiomin^ country.
He have heen ■hipping itoek foi Thirty Yearn to Hritish Columbia .unl as
oui   lifts an- grown en luneslone soil the)
an-   acknowledged  by   experienced  ham
growers te he longer Reed and bardiei
titan ie.ist grown itoek.
\   pfimatifill    situation    to    rigbl   man
wnh tfiiiioi\ reserved.
I'a\ Weekly. l'ree Outfit.
Write toi  pail,   ul.ti s.
Font hill Nureeriee.
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TORONTO      -      -      -      -ONT
MAcmmni Ripaimo.
KEREMEOS. Local and General.
Preparation! ** being made at
Oroville tor   construction   work   on
the Oroville-Mrewster line.
A minister of" Britiih Columbia
has climbed the highest mountain
in Canada, hut surely that much
was to be expected from a Sky Pilot.    Toronto News.
The provincial government will
accede to the request of the citizens
of Prince Rupert and aid in fire protection and street lighting This is
done on the understanding that the
cost is to be taken over by the city
on incorporation.
A new daily mail train has been
put on the G.N.R. between St. Paul
and Seattle wliich makes the trip in
60 hours. It is the fastest long distance mail train in the l'nited States
and reduces the time between St.
Paul and Seattle 11 hours.
A sturgeon Weighing 695 pounds
and measuring 11 feet 6 inches in
length was caught in a net in the
Fraser river near the mouth of the
pitt. This is the largest that has
been caught in the river for some
years. In the past it was no uncommon thing for fish measuring
tight and ten feet to be taken, but
of late most of the sturgeon have
gone little over four.
With thi; object of Studying the
immigration and colonization methods of Canada, two high councillors
of the Czar of Russia, Prince
George Lvoff and Mr. R. T. Polner
of Moscow, are now touring the
Dominion. Nearly a million people
leave Old Russia every year for
Siberia, and the problem of placing
them in their new homes is one that
taxes the capacity of the Czar's
The writer of a "Ladies' Letter"
in a Melbourne Weekly heaps half
a column of derision on whiskers.
She wonders any woman can abide
a man with a face like a broken sofa
cushion. "Although a loyal subject and devoted to my King," she
cries, "I think Ring Kdward should
take those nasty germ-harboring
whiskers oil his lace anil set his subjects a better example." Ilorray!
liod shave the King!    Kx.
A deputation Irom Nelsoa
■raited on Hon. Wm. I'empleman
and made representations in favor
of federal aid to establish the zim
industry on a sound commercial
fooling. They presented facts and
figures showing its relation to the
silver-lead industry. It was suggested that tests of line bearing
ores under government auspices
might prove a solution ot the question. Mr. Templeman promised to
confer with his colleagues at Ottawa respecting the matter.
Is it not probable lhat the dry
period during lhe greatest heat in
this valley is caused by the columns
of air sent up from the super-hcatnl
valley and that a general system of
irrigation    throughout    the    vallev
would bring rains regularly during
the months now dry, as has occurred in other districts? There is al-
wavs plenty of moisture overhead
but the warm air rising from the
valley during the hotter days dispels the dew-point from which rain
gathers. The fact that heavy showers occur in spring and fall favors
this idea.—Grand Forks Gazette.
The new Vernon Jubilee hospital
was opened last week in the presence of a large crowd by Price
Ellison, M. P. P., who read a telegram from Premier McBride expressing his regret at being unable
to be present. The building is
erected on a splendid site of five acres, donated by Mr. S. Poison, and
the cost of the structure was $50,-
000, of which amount 825,000 was
given by the provincial government
and $15,000 by the city of Vernon,
while the balance was made up by
the sale of the old hospital. The
building is up-to-date in every particular, and is pronounced by experts to be the most commodious
and best equipped institution of the
kind in the interior.
The time that has elapsed since
the first appearance of life on earth
has been variously estimated at
100,000,000 to 200,000,000 years.
To tax our powers of comprehension
as little as possible, Or. 11.
Schmidt of Jena has taken the
shortest estimate, and has tried to
make understandable the five great
evolutionary periods through which
life has passed by comparing them
with a day of 24 hours. This is the
result: The archeozoic period (32
million years) is represented by 12
hours 30 minutes; paleozoic (34
million years) 8 hours 7 minutes;
inesozoic (1 1 million years) 2 hours
38 minutes; conozoic (3 million
years) 43 minutes; anthropozoic
[ 100,000 years) 2 minutes. lithe
last period, the age of man, be
Compared in its subdivisions by the
same scale, it is found that the
"historic" portion covers only 5
seconds,and 2 seconds are sufficient
for the Christian era. It seems incredible, but the evidence is con
vincing that this does not exai^cr
ate the time relations of our written
records with the records of the
Grand Forks, B.C.
Offers a Splendid Grade of
Spitzenberg, Yellow  Newton  Pippin, Winesap,
Cox's Orange Pippin, Red Cheeked Pippin
and all the other Leading Varieties
We hold Government Inspector's   Certificate   that   all   Stock   is
free from  Pests and  Infectious Diseases
Write at once for Catalogue and Price  List
All Stack Wintered in our Large Storage Cellars
dealing with the territory   just   pre- j
pared by the   government   resident.
According to this,   during   the   lasl    P.      BROIVILEY.
twenty years the population has
steadily and ominously declined.
In 1888 it reached the maximum
number of 7,533; when the Commonwealth came into existence it
had sunk to 4,096; and last year
the total was under 3,000. Spread
over 300 million acres,   these   nuin- I
hers barely count at all. There are Horse-shoeing a Specialty
reported to he greal agricultural,
pastoral and mining resources in
the territory; the table lands are
estimated to be capable of carrying
forty millions of sheep. What is
principally wanted, says the resident
governor, is the early introduction
of "many thousands of Kuropeans
by a steady and continuous stream
of immigration, limited only by the
means at the disposal of the controlling power.
Thanksgiving Day, Oct. 25th.
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind of
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Peopling a New Land
The day is prohahlx drawing near
when that great stretch of land
known as the Northern Territory,
which many people now regard as,
in its unoccupied state, a source of
strategical weakness to Australia,
will be taken in hand with a view to
systematic peopling and development. The federal government has
given this Northern Territory ques-
tion a prominent place in its prolamine, and if the  province is not
acquired by the Commonwealth it
will not be on account of lack of
■ ii!\ oi ates of such a course. The
necessity for some immediate steps
being taken is shown by the   report
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
A Writer Who Thinks Better of
It the More He Sees of It.
For years I have been more or less
of a doubter about the ultimate results to be attained in fruit growing
in Hritish Columbia. I alwavs was
inclined to discount the optimism of
enthusiasts. But so definite have
been the results, and so comprehensive the proof, that 1 am compelled
to admit the industry is fulfilling all
the expectations of the optimist and
not a few dreams of the dreamer of
a few years ago are coming true.
One of the most striking things
about the present B. C. fruit land
movement is that very few of those
coming to the province to engage in
fruit growing have had any previous
experience in horticultural pursuits.
I am firmly of the opinion that more
former occupations are represented
among tin. .'.lit growers of British
Columbia than anv other one occu-
nation that could be named. Doc-1
tors, lawyers, merchants and professional men ttt all kinds are repie-
senteil. 1 met a man a few davs
ago who has followed mining all his
life, but HOW at forty years  ot  age,
he has determined to leave behind
lhe up and down career of the prospector for something where although
tlie results i,i instance . may   not   be I
as large, are certainly more definite.
How does the inexperienced fruit |
grower succeed.-' Speaking frankly,
he -eems to succeed very well. In- |
deed, he appeals to succeed very
much better than the man who comes tO the country with the idea that
he knows all there is to know
aboul fruit growing, for the reason
that the latter'* knowledge of conditions elsewhere is not always applicable to conditions in B. C. And
the men who .ome, admitting they
know little but anxious to learn,
appear invariably lo make a success.
1 had this very forcibly brought to
my attention when I attended the
National Apple show in Spokane
last December. The man who won
the second prize of B500 in lhe carload competition did not know anything about growing fruit when he
came to Yakima from Illinois I I
years ago. Bul he wa-. willing and
anxious tO learn with the result
that he has now one of the choicest
and best kept orchards in that section of the country. Another man
who is now one of the big fruit men
oi Washington only went into the
fruit business when his health failed
to such an extent that he had to
give up school leaching. Thai he
was an ipt student in the fruil business is shown by  the  fact  that  he
sold one crop of his seven-year-old
I'M l j -acre orchard for $33,000. This
sounds like a fairy tale, I know,
but I had the opportunity of testing
the truth ofthe statement, and found
it tO be absolutely correct.
One t>l the reasons for the success
of the amateur grower is that there
are now so manv ways of disseminating information, impossible a far
years ago. The experiment stations are doing a great work. The
fruit grower who is willing to rand
and study can keep in touch with all
that is going on along the lines ot
experimenting with new varieties,
orchard cultivation, method of spraying, etc. And, be it said to the
credit of the provincial government,
they seem to be doing all they can
to foster and promote the growth of
the industry. All told, some 2(> inspectors are stationed at various
points throughout the province
whose duty il is to visit the various
orchards and to see that they are
kept free from insects and pests.
So thorough has their work heen
th.tt very few expert orchardists
pay a visit to British Columbia without making some favorable com ment
on the cleanliness eif the orchards.
Thai the work ofthe inspectors is
of material assistance to the glowers goes without saying. They often learn in a short time what would
take years of experience to teach.
And in this connection let me mention that an instance was brought
to my attention a few days ago,
where in a certain district, the inspector pronounced the orchard of a
man who knew absolutely nothing
about the business three years ago
as being the cleanest, the most free
from pests, and the best in everv
way that he has seen.
I am aware that the   idea   that    a
man cm make :i living  for himself
and his family on a ten-acre plot has
heen very severely ridiculed in some
quarters. I must confess again that
I was a doubter myself. It did appear almost impossible. But I see
it being done iii so many instances
that 1 am compelled to believe.
Just the olher day I met a man from
Arizona, who was thinking of buv-
ing a partly improved ranch and
when 1 saw him first he was of the
opinion thai nothing less than 15
acres, at least, would furnish a
living for himself and family. But
after be had met and  talked  with
growers for several days, a week in
fact, he had come lo the conclusion
that ten acres would be all that he
would be able to find time to cultivate and look after, and that with
proper care and attention he could
make as much off it as he could off
a larger block when less intensive
methods of cultivation were employed.
tine of the big problems is the
Selection til varieties. It is curious
how much difference there is in the
climate of one valley aud another.
In lhe aggregate there does nol
seem to be so much difference because it is hard to find anv section
to which some particular varietv Of
varieties are adapted. But I have
seen instances where a   Spit/enberg
or a Yellow Pippin,  for instance,
would do well in a certain locality
and 40 or 50 miles off would not do
well at all, for the simple reason
that these varieties require a long
growing season and a very hot climate    to    mature    tin. in    properly.
| An Opportunity §
For the farmer, fruit-grower,
business man and home-seeker
offers good soil, an abundant
supply of water for irrigation
as well as a growing local
mining market, good schools,
hunting, fishing, and a GOOD
CLIMATE ___■_____________■
Sub-tropical   fruits   such   as  almonds,   peaches,
apricots,     watermelons,     cantaloupes,     peanuts,
flourish in the
Sunny Similkameen
Write for free booklet, photo views of the Vallev,
and our special
Free Trip to the Seattle Fair
The B. C. FRUITLAND CO. Limited j:
X    122, 8th Ave. West, Calgary, Alta., or Keremeos, B.C.    M
Eastern Townships Bank.
Capta! and Reserve,
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the recpiirenients of depositors consistent  with
conservative hanking principles.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of SI.00 and upwards received,  subject  to no delay in withdrawal  oi all  or any portion.
Keremeos Branch.
R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
Consequently where theie is an excess til moisture and no need for irrigation these varieties are veiv
good ones to pass by. Hut where
they mature well, there is no apple
more profitable tor they bring the
top prices on the English market.
Ihis only .erves to show the care
lhat has to be tXtrdwd and also to
emphasize that the successful fruit
grower ot today has to he an aleit.
well-informed individual if he would
succeed. K.W.D., in the l-'armers'
1\. l-'ord, of Vernon has been
awarded the contract for the Hank
of Montreal building, costing
SIJ.tHK), at Armstrong, and Armstrong & Caldwell thc plumbing
and healing.
UlUlMitMit llu  Iwsl I iw.'|V md J.ip.in
grow, ft
HOM1 OROWN iM..t md m ii ■■if. h—
grown on upland toil urithoul irrigation
in thr iMlh   pnii «•' 'hi    \iin-M. .i" . iMitiii. nl
not inl."st.\1 «ill San Just
li.ird.-n, 1'i.lJ .....I fUmm Vcls ., st.d Ki.nk
11.'in tin  BMt **t***a*»**m iii thi' nor Id.
Win  Fencing and Gates*      Spraj  Pumps,
Fertilisers     Bee Supplies,    *-***• Flowars.
Spi.Hilly   M.tW-n.lk   . B
White l.iKv. oi l\ .
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M. J. Henry
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Ili.in.li  "
s. Vamttmn LOCAL NOTES.
N. K. Wait*, of Portland, Oie-
gon, left for home yesterday after
spending a week visiting his sister,
Mrs. A. H.   Harrison.
Frank Richter is putting up a
heavy crop of alfalfa which is the
second this season from a field
sown very late in the spring.
A gang of about thirty natives of
some outlandish part of Europe arrived yesterday for railway work.
It didn't take them long to size up
Canada. Their      verdict      was:
"Country no good. Tobacco too
After a post mortem liy Or. McGregor of Penticton, Dr. MeKvven
conducted the inquest last Friday
over the remains of the late Mrs.
Cohan, lhe verdict of the jury was
that death was due to acute alcoholic poisoning.
Percy Marks, of the Alkazar hotel, returned home from the upper
Okanagan on Saturday. The proposed deal vvith Mr. Tapley, mention ol which was made last week,
has been called off, and Mr. Marks
will continue at the old stand.
Bight of the bridge gang working
at the crossing above lledlev are reported ill of typhoid lever. 'They
are camped at an apparently healthy, dry spot, and have been Using
Similkameen water, and it is difficult to account for the outbreak.
Owing to a technical error in the
formalities required for transfer of
license, the proprietors of the Central closed their bar on Monday till
the omission could be rectified. I'p
to noon yesterday the matter had
not yet been adjusted, hut a wiie
WSS expected from Victoria at any
time authorizing the license.
The Vancouver World celebrates
itsjlst anniversary by issuing a
paper ol i ccord-hrcaking size 112
pages containing lavishly illustrated descriptions of various districts
ol the province. A page is devoted
to the Lower Similkameen. The
World is certainly a husky young
giant on reaching its majority.
On starting lor home from the
COSSI last week, l>. J. Innis despatched a message lo Keremeos bv telegraph and telephone tailing for a
leatn to meet him at Ponluton, but
on arriving at Penticton no team
was there, and on reaching home he
found lhat his   message   had   never
re.iihed   here,     Doubtleaa   it goi
tired on the vvas and st raved into
the wilderness; or it is barely possible that this great government telephone service slipped a cog again,
as it has been known todoal times.
Alter an unsuccessful attempt to
si ale Mount RoPSOO, Captain II. S.
and I.. S. Amery and their party,
of London, England, have returned
to I'.dmonton aiul lefl for home.
This was the party that Rev. Mr.
Kinney met when coming out after
his sutcessful attempt in August.
The    Knglish   party   numbered   II,
with Swiss guides, 30 horses, and a
very complete equipment. They
were experienced mountaineers, too,
and were quite confident ot success,
but, as the event shows, the task
was beyond their powers.
Constable Kwart yesterday received through Constable Sproule
of Hedley a message from Kamloops instructing him to look out
for three prisoners who escaped
from Kamloops jail on the 2nd inst.
The names of the prisoners are
Harry Hassett, N. Smith and F.
Helmont. In this case as usual
the police authorities show a considerate and sportsmanlike disposition by giving the fugitives a fair
start. They play the game like
school children at hide-and-seek
cover your eyes, count a hundred,
and then say "Ready or not, you
must be caught !"
A Visit From Bruce.
|. P. McConnell, alias Bruce, of
the Vancouver Sunset, has been
spending the last ten days or so in
one of his frequent trips through
the N'icola and the Similkameen.
He was accompanied by Mrs. McConnell as far as N'icola, proceeding
from there alone per cayuse. After
touring the Keremeos district he
proposes to sell his faithful steed, if
anyone can be deluded into buying
, it,   and  return   borne   by   way  of
Spokane   and   Seattle. Hruce   is
performing a signal public service
in his tireless crusade for provincial
commercial union the linking up
hv rail til the several portions ofthe
province that are now forced to direct their trade southward. 'That
the people of the Siniilkameen appreciate his work goes without saying: they may all help on the good
work by taking the Sunset and enlarging its sphere of influence.
X    We do not Profess to Lead, Nor do we Follow, but   X
X   when it comes to Low Prices we are not far Behind    X
Now is tho time of the vear when vou   will   he
using lots of Oil and   we  can   save  you   money
Eocene Oil, $4.00 per case
Pastime Washing Machines only $15.00
If you pay more you are getting  "Stung"
Let us talk Flour to You for Winter
We have a thirty ton car of the best
Flour Manufactured in Canada moving  our way.     The  Price  is  Right
x x
Alex Litzenherg, a member ofthe
Phoenix Miners' I'nion, was killed
at the Granby Mines Saturday, being crushed between a tram-car
and the side of a drift.
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimnev s
Time and Cement lor  Sale
I've leil a wild lile .mil e.iftleil vvli.it I've
Paid all I've borrowed ami lust ail  I've
loot I
Once loved ■ weeMn, hel thai etmm te
an end:
Cel a gOOi Atg, boys    In-' 11 !>e   vein   real
PrOOJ llie owner uf llie fighting ilea's.
A prairie   fire   swept   the   buffalo
p.ok al Wainwright, Alberta, destroying the fences, and the big
bull.ilo held scented last year from
Pablo, Montana, escaped
An explosion anil lire occurred in
the Dunamuir colliery, near Nanaimo, on Tuesday, aiu.1 lid men were
entombed. About half of them were
rescued, but it is thought that N
have perished. All those rescued
were injured.
Mr, U C rtnaetroosj .-uid family  wUh
lo express tln-ir sineere llianks for the
in.tnv knul .iltenlions tendered hv Irienils
mil IMlghbon ilnritiK lite   illness   uf   Mrs.
tnaatrong .mil after wards. The hearty
eyaapmtky of their friendi un thia trying
occasion wffl always ba heU hy them in
grateful romombraace.
All kinds ot Sheet  Metal  Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
Plumbing,    Pipe titling and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Now is the time to repaii
your stoves ready for winter.     Heaters of all kinds
relined on  shortest  notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[Ovsfi KsVtencoi Hardware Store.]
\\*l_l-KI.\S s.vlion _U nt llu- MOMM I'rot.v.ion
Aot, IK**h, rn.uls tli..t il shall Ih- la.vfi.1 faff Um
l.ifiitinant-liowrnor in louiuil Irom tinn- lo tinn-
to niak.-rul.-s ami rrtiulations, not imoi.sisi, nt with
llu-pro.isions ot this \.'. tor .arrviuc Ml th,- triu-
inW'i.t Ms. MMsttlag tin root, .mil tor tlit- prot.-t lion
ot i_.mii- in Oi.- Prov uuv |
It ll hfptlJT Ofdurod hj Hit Honour tin1 l.u-ut.-n-
ant-liovcnior. h\ and ■ ■ h tin- ...U i.v of In* I v. , u-
__hf» s'omnil. aiul in M naiut- aiul r\.-rnw ot llu-
j.ovw i - \rsl.tl in ||is Honour Im (Iu said \.t. M
follows, tlial i>. to -.n
Tli.it llu hunting, killing or taking ot Mountain
Slu-i'p  in   tlu-   Cotintus   ot   Y.ilo   aiul   \\\ stminsW-r
-.hall ho proluh.n .1 mi.,] th, Hal da) d UffMt. 1411.
lh..t Hi. inMWiiM to tlu- fsWatlog oi Pwh
ot all kinds. OoOM a.u! Sni|v, wild IWMfll lo tho
Mainland   aiul   tlu-   Islands   ■JjfttfCfll   t.u-rfto,   -hall
Ivr, tun...1 hunt llu- Kt .!a\ ol S.pUmlvf. V-**'.
to    llu     M    Ja>    ol    l.-hruarv.    fm%\     hoth    .lav
lhat tlu Jisahililn v ;)s I,, th,- -lusolinij ol QoOMO
ot all   kinds  li-x.cpt    I'rairii-   Chkkon)   evWl   PMMC.
to Yah DiMiul -hall U t,ino...l I. om tit. Mil. via.
ot S.pUinlvr lo llu- Hal IV.vmlvr. *Wm\ Unit davs
in. luso .-.
Mi.it tin ili-ahitiIn s as to tin shooting ol I >t . i ou
th.- M.mil.unl aiul the Islands a.iia.-i nl linn to shalt
Iv r»-nii»\i-J Irom llu I-I >l.n ol S. pi. inU . !■*' *■■
llu- IMlflh) ot lKv.mh.-r, \-tf*. Unl. J,..* nnh.-o..
Th.it th>   IhMUhII to tin   v.,U   ,.t   | V. r  on   llu-
Mainland -.hail u- rammomi trom 'h.   i*t *ia. ot
S.|.t.n.Ur. V*--, lo tin   IM d.o ol N n1
U<lh ilaxs iinlusiv,-.
a. inn \\ wu i i\ms
|'ro\iim.d QmM W'jr\|fn,
L. O. L. No. 1770
M, .is Tui-ilav un ei Inlet,
iln- lull in,'un in e.u li month
In     Keuilieus     Tewn      Hall
Visit inn "" -iii.wis • -uiili.tllv  iiiviieil.
C   I- Cl MMISt.s, \\.   M.
11.   Mt t I RDV.R. t.
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
Whips,    Hits,   Spins,   Ik-Its,   Ktc,
kept in stock.
Your   Patronage   Solicited.     Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keieinros Centra i


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