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 The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
KEREMEOS,  B. C,  FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19,  1909.
No. 35
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
REAL ESTATE, MINES.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, B. C.
EZRA MILLS,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS, B.C.
J. A. BROWN,
Notary Public.
CONVEYANCING. CUSTOMS BROKERAGE.   FIRE INSURANCE.
Ohick    ....    Kkkkmkos, B.C.
JOHN KNUDSON,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship I'maranteod.
LOCAL NOTES.
G. MILBURN
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
I.I Ml. "I
CEMENT  j for Sale
BRICK      J
Kkrkmkos, B.C.
SIMILKAMEEN
L. O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
the full moon in each month
in     Keremeos    Town     Hall
Visiting members cordially  invited.
C. I..   I'lMVIIM.S.   W.   M.
D. McCmnv.R. S.
Stage Lines.
Kkrkmkos Hkdi.kv Mail Sim.k.
Leaves Keremeos dailv, except Sunday,
nt 1 p.m.j connecting wilh all stages   SSSt
and west, arrives in lledlev at 5 p.m.
Leaves Medley daily, except Sunday, at
S .i.m., arrives in Keremeos at 11 a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkrkmkos Pknticton Mail Stalk
Leaves Keiemeos lor Penticton on Mon-
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, al noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thurs-
davs and Saturdays at 6 a. in., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. E. Wki.hv, Proprotor.
Keremeos Directory.
Hoard of Trade t'.corgo irby, President; K. II. Carmichael, Se, retary.
Siiiulk.imeeii Farin.is Exchange J. J.
\nilstioug,  President; \V.  M.   Frith, Secy.
Public School Board (ledge Kuhy,
EST* Mills, R. Elmhirst, Secretary.
Customs'Olliee \V. M. Frith, Sub-Col-
lector.
Prcshvlcrian I'liurch Kev. A. II. Cameron, Pastor.
Methodist Chinch Rev. C. R. B. Kin-
n, v. H. V. Pastor.
Church of England Service weekly, 11
a.m. and T.JO p.m. in School House. Rev.
A. II. R.ins,mil\ Rector.
I unstable and Deputy Game  Warden
M. B.  Evvail.
Cnionii      Pi.   M.   I).  M.■Fvvell.
Justices of Ihe P.ace T. W. loleman,
Frank Richter.
Postm.isiei and Telephone Ag*** I •' S.
Kuln.
Member of Parliament Martin Burrell,
Q md Folks, P. O.
Member Provincial Assembly -I.. W.
Sli.itlv.nl. Penticton P. Cfc
Town Hall    J. J. Armstrong, Mjfr.
Keremeos Hall    Geo. Loudon, Mgr,
Greal Northern Ry DsOj train, arrives
I0:.W a. m., leaves a'l 2 p.m., H. A. Cook,
Agenl.
Mails Dailv from the west via Hedlev
Stage; from east via C. N. Ky.; I'i i-week-
lv via Penticton Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business in-
stitutions see advertiements in this paper.)
Hengough, Keremeos Hall, Keremeos Centre, Dec. 4.
Presbyterian church service .vill
be held next Sunday at 7:30.
J. R. Shaw left on Wednesday
for Spokane, where he will spend a
feu days at the apple show.
Richard Sidley's house at Sidley
was destroyed by fire Saturday
night or early Sunday morning.
Mrs. G. G. Keeler and Carl
Keeler returned home on Tuesday
after a visit to friends in Vernon.
J. E. Coulter will give a dance in
the new barn on VV. H. Armstrong's ranch next Friday evening,
Nov. 26.    All are invited.
J. K. Buelly and J. Breadner, of
Oxbow, Sask., came in with C. A.
McDonald and spent several days
this week looking over the district
with a view to investing in fruit
lands.
Hugh Cameron, the well-known
old-timer of Camp McKinney, died
on Saturday. Funeral service was
held at Greenwood on Monday and
the remains taken by a brother of
deceased to Victoria for   interment.
Mr. .uui Mrs. J. H. Kennedy left
on Wednesday for Spokane, where
Mr. Kennedy is to confer with Chief
Engineer Hoagland on matters relating to the inspection of the road
from Keremeos to Princeton and
thf bringing it into operation.
Mrs. Muirhead of Victoria,  who
has been spending a few weeks with
her mother, Mrs. Lowe, left for
home on Tuesday. Mrs. I.owe and
Miss Lowe accompanied her to
Spokane, and after visiting the
apple show there will perhaps goon
to the Coast.
Some person unknown pitched
against the window of the Liberal
committee room in the Sauve block
on Tuesday night and broke it in.
Whether he expected to find a stack
ol ampaign funds inside, or whether he was just drawn by the magnetic attraction of the place, has
not heen ascertained.
Mr. Shatford came down from
lledlev on Tuesday evening, and on
Wednesday drove lo Penticton,
where he held a joint BHtlttf with
Hon. Price Ellison in the evening.
Prom Penticton he will make a trip
through the caslcrn part of the
riding, returning to Princeton before
the close of the campaign.
With the completion of the railway to Princeton, the coal resources
of that district are attracting a ^ood
deal of attention from outside.
This week three mining men from
Spokane have gone up on business
in connection with the   shipping   of
coal to that city. Two of them,
Mr. Pearson and F. C. Laird, went
up on Tuesday in company with J.
H. Kennedy, driving to Ashnola
and taking a special from there,
and yesterday Mr. Green of Spokane
went up. The recent test at the
stamp mill at Hedley has proved
that the coal is entirely satisfactory
as a steam coal, and it will be used
there hereafter.
THE CAMPAIGN.
L. W. SHATFORD,
Conservative Candidate for  Similkameen
Riding.
The Premier, Attorney-General
and Local Member State
Their Case to the Electors
of Keremeos.
A. C. Kennedy of Olalla returned
from Vancouver last week, bringing;
with him a quantity of grain and
household goods, also a fine
thoroughbred stallion that was imported by C. H. Patten, the wheat
king, and was reared by Lucky
Baldwin. The stallion, which will
be kept for use in the district next
season, may be seen at D. J. Innis's
stable. Mr. Kennedy has sold his
ranch above Olalla to A. R. Hates,
ol San Jose, Calif., who will take
possession in a few weeks. Mr.
Hales has also bought Ezra Mills'
pre-empiion adjoining the ranch,
and will combine the two properties.
Miss Lowndes of Hedlev, prior
to her departure from the Similkameen valley, intends giving a short
concert, followed by a dance, in
Keremeos Hall, Keremeos Centre,
on the evening of Friday, Dec. 3,
beginning at 7:30. Being a double
entertainment, the concert must
necessarily be short, therefore Miss
Low tides cannot enlist the sen ices
at many she would otherwise have
wished for in thc musical program.
Since Miss I.owndes is giving this
entertainment or party as a small
return for the kindness she has received from many friends both np
and down the valley, she hopes,
weather permitting, that old friends
from Hedley and Princeton will
grace her entertainment by their
presence, as all from thc three
towns will be heartily welcome.
Premier McBride opened his campaign at Revelstoke on the 4th inst.,
and going thence through the Kootenay and the Boundary, reached
the Similkameen last Friday, the
12th, the G.N.R. having placed a
special train at his disposal which
carried him and his associates to
Keremeos and up to Hedley and
back on the same day. As the Premier remarked in his address, his
last campaign trip here was made
under very different circumstances,
before the railway had penetrated
the valley.
Arriving here about noon, the
party proceeded to Hedlev and held
a meeting there in the afternoon,
returning to Keremeos for the evening meeting. The following morning the Premier and Mr. Bowser
left for Penticton in a motor car,
intending to speak at Penticton and
Summerland during the day and at
Vernon in the evening. But the car
broke down in mid-journey, delaying the party several hours, and the
day meetings were necessarily canceled, much to the disappointment
of large audiences that had assembled at Penticton and Summerland
to hear the Premier and his first
lieutenant.
The large hall at the  Centre was
filled beyond its seating accommodation at the meeting on Friday
evening, and there was no thinning
out or slackening of interest  up to
the close about midnight. Dr. McEwen acted as chairman.
W. L Shatford, speaking first,
gave a succinct and well ordered
review of the political history of the
province before and since the accession of the present government; a
review that was of especial interest
tO those of his hearers not I small
proportion of them whose term of
resilience in the province does not
reach back beyond the present regime. From the enliv of lhe province into Confederation up to six
years ago a kaleidoscopic succession
of cabinets held olliee in turn, some
partisan and some coalition, each
with a short shrift and without a
proper sense of responsibility; resulting in a disjointed administration, a heaping up of debt and a
loss pf provincial credit. It remained for Richard McBride to
educe I new state of affairs and to
bring order out of chaos by putting
himself at the head of the historic
Conservative party, breaking up the
factions, and inaugurating an era
[Continued su next page] THE  CAMPAIGN.
[Continued from preceding pagv|
of responsible, stable and progressive government on straight party
lines. His lirst task, to reorganize
the fabric of civil government and
to restore the provincial credit, was
now  accomplished!  and   the   time
was ripe to employ the gathered
strength in a great forward movement, the first step of which was
the railway program now submitted.
Thc new era for the province had
also meant a new era for the Simil-
kameen. I'p to ais yeara ago,
when Mr. Shatford Hot entered the
house, the llistrict was left almost
wholly to its own resources, an expenditure of something like $6000 a
year being all that was ever allowed
from Victoria. In contrast with
that, vve have had in the last three
years more than $1 ISU.i >: i: I expended
in   the   riding   on    roads,    bridges,
schools, and other public improvements, And now that the position
of tbe Similkameen as one of the
foremost Of the growing districts
had been firmly established, he
could    safely    promise    that    there
would be no return to the old condition ot neglect, but that he would
continue to make it his lirst aim to
have every legitimate need of tlanding brought to the favorable
attention ofthe administration. His
experience of the needs of the district, derived from B resilience of
seventeen years, and his record of'
effective public    service   during   the!
last si\ years, should, he submitted,
be full warrant for a renewal of the
confidence of the electorate.
0
The Premier dealt chiefly with his
railway proposals, the main issue of
the campaign. He contended that
the agreement with the C.N.U. was
■ safe, sane and Wall considered
one, and lhat any opposition to it
was either insincere or the result of
ignorance or timidity. There was
now, as at all limes, a certain class
of pessimists like the "axle-grouse
Liberals" of 23 years ago who predicted that the C.P.R. would not
earn the grease for ils cat-wheels.
In   proposing   a   guarantee   to   the
Canadian Northern ba had  plenty
of   precedent    and   example.       Nol
onlv the governments of all the
prairie provinces and of Ontario,
but the   Dominion  government  as
will, had shown their confidence in
the C.N. Ix. bv making large guarantees OT large grants ol land. The
action ot Manitoba in pledging hci
credit for 126,000,000 at a time
when her population and revenue
were many limes smaller than those
of II. C. to-day, might far more
justly be called venturesome than
the guarantee tO be made by this
province. For security we vvill have
a first mortgage OO the new line, a
lien OH the revenues of the whole
vast sv stem, and, what is as important as anything, the proved integrity and ability ofthe management.
The building of the main line, too,
was a sure precursor to the building
of branches. The paralleling of the
C.P.R. for part of lhe route was in
one way ■ drawback, but   that  was
more than counterbalanced by Iwo
greal advantages the securing of
a Favorable grade and the securing
of competition at the points now at
the absolute mercy of the C.P.R.;
for the C.P.R., by the  terms   of its
charter, was exempt from the jurisdiction of the railway commission
in the matter of freight rates, while
the new road would be amenable lo
control. Fair rates on one would
force lair rates on the other. Thus
the monopoly of the C.P.R.., unassailable directly, could be effectively
broken indirectly.
The Premier also dealt with the
several planks in Mr. Elmhirst's
platform, declaring that   they   were
eithei vague and indefinite or were
practically a statement in other
terms of the actual policy of the
government. In reply to the complaint that too little time was allowed for the campaign, he pointed nut
that the lime was considerably longer than that allowed by   Sir Wilfrid
Laurier.
Mr. Bowser is a very fluent
speaker, SO full of his subject that
he seems to find it difficult to crowd
all he wishes to say in the limits of
a speech. Besides dealing with the
subjects taken up by the Premier
and by Mr. Shatford, he touched on
several other points as well. Among
other things he reviewed the history
ofthe G.T.P, agreement, and related how the railway officials and the
Ottawa authorities tried to bring'
pressure to bear to permit the introduction of cheap yellow labor
and how the McMride administration defeated that effort. He also
reviewed the financial position of
the province, and showed that even
a few of ils readily realizable assets
more than equaled Ihe liability proposed to be guaranteed the C.N. R.
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A question from the secretary of
the Local Option League, asking
for a statement ofthe government's
position on the plebiscite, was hand-
ad in 10 the Premier. Mr. McMride
replied that the government definitely pledged itself lhat if a majority
of the electors who vote for candidates also vote for local option a
bill will be submitted ut the next
session of the  legislature  providing'
for local option. The attorney-general, he added, would t-xplain further. Mr. Bowser accordingly dealt
with the matter more fully in his
speech. He pointed out that thc
government had accomplished a
great deal in the way of abating the
abuses ol the liquor trade, hv restrictive measures, by culling off
old licenses and refusing new ones,
and by placing control in  the hands
ot the chief ol provincial police.   lie
also explained how lhe ballot Would
be   token   and   how   large    a    vote
would be required to carry. These
points are explained elsewhere  in
this issue.
0
Mr. Bowser also mentioned ■ fact
that is of lhe greatest local interest,
vi/., that the long standing dispute
between lhe provincial aiul Dominion governments as to the reversion
ofthe Indian reserves is in a lait
way to being brought to an issue.
The two governments have agreed
tO submit   a   case   to   the   Supreme
Court of Canada, with the understanding thai the loser is to appeal
without delay to the Privy Council
for a final decision.    If, as is hoped,
tin- final decision is In favor of the
province, it would nol be long tliete-
efter until some of the reserves are
opened to pre-emption.
When in
Keremeos
stop at thc
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
Tourists
anil Lanil-scUors.
Headquarters fer all
Stage Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Oood labia.
Large, airy anil
comfortable rooms.
to sad   torn
.ill trains.
Olliee of H.C. l'tnit
Lanil  Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
m
SPECIAL
LADIES'
GENTS
Fine Underwear
All-wool Underwear
Saxony
H.B.K. Mackinaws
Ribbed Hose
Hats, Caps
Flannels
Gloves
Combination Suits
All-wool
All-wool
Sweater Coats
Sweater Coats
H.B.K. Overshirts
Flannelette
Mitts
Mail Orders Promptly Attended to, and Satisfaction Guaranteed
Cash buyers
get a discount
on all goods
bought at
Shaws Big Store.
mwmBiwwmmmwm&wmmm The Keremeos Chronicle. !list,othecredifoft,ie province ofl
British Columbia, and the resultant
advertisement will necessarily be
very great. The agent-general reports that he is in receipt of many
inquiries from people intending to
come to Mritish Columbia and take
up land; and this fine showing in
respect to the fruit-growing capabilities of the country will go far
towards helping immigration in this
direction from the British Isles.
I'lihlislu.l my i ratat ;it the aWet,
UNM_ H.C.
Subscription $2.1)0 ;, ,V;ir.  $|,oo |„r m  month..
III   .'ulv.llliv.
AdvwtWag K.iU's.   Legal aamma, 15c pit lim-
hr.t ins,-mi,!,, I(_- p,.r l,iu. ,-.„■}. «„lw,'quc-nt insertion.
I.iinil notion    CcrUflcatM of I'mpr.,. emenl,. te.. $K(J0
fnr SMay notion, $5.(X> for .HUSny notices. Contract
JbaUTadnttirina;, 2Sc per ineh per week. Teat*
Hani aavarnaamanta, aucfi as Loat, Pound. Wanteil.
atC., not alcaading one ineh, $1,110 lirst innerlion, or
three insertions for $2.1X1. Local re.ulinK notices,
2.V. |vr line lirst insertion, IV. each snhsequcnt insertion.
J. A. HKOWN, Publish,..
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19,  1909.
Every voter who is going to cast
his ballot for Shatford next Thursday can give a good valid reason
for doing so. The longer a voter
has lived in the Siniilkameen and
the longer he has known its representative, the greater number of
good valid reasons he can give for
the way he casta his vote. Mr.
Shatford has made the public service the main occupation of his life.
His experience in business affairs
on a large scale fitted him and
endowed him with the training that
should be part of the equipment of
every man who essays to conduct
the business of the people. At the
same time he was learning his constituency, its needs and ambitions,
and   its   most    promising   lines    of
development After this came his
six years in the legislature, the time
when his training could be put to
practical use and his knowledge of
thc constituency still further extended, lhe results of his efforts
we have before us. It is a matter
of common knowledge lhat prior to
l'K.).v the Similkameen was practically a terra incognita to the authorities iii Victoria ; and perhaps
ihey were not much to blame for
that, since they must depend for
information as to the needs of any
locality on those who know and
who can present their knowledge in
lucid and convincing form. That is
just what Mr. Shatford could do
and did do. How well he has
served lhe interests of his clients
may be seen in the roads, bridges
and schools of the riding', and in :
the records of lhe public accounts, j
Ibe tact that his opponent is a
first-rate man is really aside from
the question. No sensible employ-
er will dismiss it faithful and able
employee merely because an applicant appears who, however good
his intentions, is after all a complete
novice in lhe business.
Hritish Columbia is keeping up
the splendid record which il has set
for itself in the mutter of outdistancing all competitors in the annual
fruit exhibits in lhe OM Country.
Cable advices from the agent-general in London, Hon. J. II. Turner,
have been received telling of further successes. In competition with
all olher countries the exhibit from
this province has captured gold
medall     at     Math,     Southampton,
Gravesend and Blackburn; a silver-
gilt medal at ihe Crystal Palace,
London, and silver medals at Croydon and Bristol. This fine achievement is the Litest success in  a long
Readers of the Saturday Sunset
in these days of political turmoil
must be inclined to pause at times
and take a look at the heading to
see if it is really the Sunset that lies
before them and not some erratic
comet. In fact the average plain
citizen will find himself altogether
at a loss if he tries to keep pace
with the mental agility that can
reach two diametrically opposite
conclusions from precisely the same
data. Our friend Mruce is richly
endowed with vigor and enthusiasm,
and he generally employs them effectively and in a good cause, but
in dealing with the present political
situation he is certainly letting his
zeal run away with his judgment.
His statements are so extravagantly unfair that they are bound to defeat their own purpose. When the
present thunderstorm has passed
and tbe clouds have rolled away vve
expect to see a return of the steady
brightness of the Sunset of yore.
Dr. Cook having missed his bid
for fame as the greatest explorer of
the century, will instead go down in
history as the greatest taker of the
agvs. The general opinion that his
claim of having reached  the  North
Pole is unfounded is now confirmed
bv a statement of Rear-Admiral
Colby M. Chester, u member of the
board of managers of the National
Geographical Society, and one of
the three men appointed to examine
the records of Peaty and Cook.
Admiral Chester says that Cook
probably did not get within 634
miles. He also declares that Cook
admitted to him and several others
in Washington two years ago that
the pictures alleged to have heen
taken on the top of Mount McKinley
were fakes.
Nineteen Socialists are in the
field in the present contest, including seven in Vancouver and Victor-
la. In the last election they won
three seats Grand Forks, Nanaimo .tnd Newcastle. They expect
to retain those three, also to Capture
Pernio and perhaps another seat.
Their  opponents figure it   that   the
Socialists will hold the two Island
constituencies and perhaps Grand
Porks.
JTeremeos Hardware
Buy your Hardware
At the Hardware Store
And save Money.
Just arrived—A fine assortment of
Graniteware
Including all kinds of
Preserving* Kettles
At the lowest prices.
Call and see our stock and get prices before purchasing.
XX
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
E. M. CROOKER.
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMEOS and HEDLEY, B.C.
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
for Teams
Prompt attention tO all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
Draying
of all kinds
D. J. INNIS,
Proprietor.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
Eastern Townships Bank.
ESTABLISHED   1859.
The election contest is keenest in
Victoria and Vancouver. McBride
and Oliver are both candidates in
the capital.
Next Thursday  will  he  Thanksgiving Hay in the   United   Slates
also In   H.C.   after   the   ballots   are
counted.
Hi- \n On ti I,
Capital and Reserve,
Sill KIIKOOKK,    I) I Hill.
$5,000,000.00
Transacts a freneral banking business, and oilers tVOry   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent  wilh
conservative banking principles.
Saving.* Bank Department.
Deposits of SI.00 and upwards received,  subject   to no de'ay in with-
dtawal of all  or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. carmichael, Acting Manager. KEREMEOS FRUIT LANDS
The Best Time to Secure a Lot is NOW
Before our great irrigation system was completed and before the railway was completed, many
settlers located on our fruit lands in the assurance that these necessary works were soon to be
carried out.
Now the works have been carried out, the water
courses have been laid, the railway runs through the
centre of the settlement, and the remainder of our
lands are still open on the same terms. The very
best time for the fruit grower to settle at Keremeos
is right now.
DON'T DELAY—The time is short during
which you can get in on the ground flour and secure
a tract of virgin land in the heart of one of the very
choicest fruit-growing districts of the province.
Before another year passes it is altogether likely
that every foot of it will be taken up.
Our fruit lands are free from timber and rock
and are ready for planting. No mountain side, but
in the centre of a beautiful valley and a prosperous
settlement.
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 $175 to $300 an acre.    Town lots $100, $200 and $300.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
KEREMEOS. B.C.
LOCAL OPTION VOTE.
As British Columbia has heretofore been happily free from the
"local option" laws that a mistaken
zeal has fastened on some of the
eastern provinces, it may be that
some of our readers are not sufficiently familiar with the subject to
know just what the question is that
is to be put to them next Friday.
When the vote for members of
the legislature is taken, each voter,
after depositing his ballot, will be
tendered another ballot on "Local
Option," with "For" and "Against"
divisions, to be marked X opposite
the word as he votes for or against
This ballot is to be placed in a
separate box from the ballots for
members.
The result of the local option vote
in a given locality has no effect
locally. It is a plebiscite of the
whole province. A majority of the
local option ballots marked "For"
will not necessarily carry the point;
what is required is that the "For"
ballots shall number more than one-
half as many as the total number of
ballots cast for candidates. The
idea of this latter provision is that
any one who is not sufficiently interested to mark a local option ballot when he is already at the poll
cannot fairly be considered a "For"
man; that a radical change in the
law should at least have the positive
approval of more than half of the
electors.
In the event of the required majority being obtained for local option
the government will submit to the
legislature a measure similar to
those adopted in Manitoba and
Ontario. Just how it would be applied in unorganized districts is a
matter for future consideration; but
for municipalities the provisions
would be something like this : that
on petition of a certain percentage
of the ratepayers of a municipality,
a vote shall be taken in that municipality on the question of whether
the sale of liquor shall be prohibited
within its bounds, and in the event
of an affirmative vote (or perhaps a
two-thirds majority vote, or perhaps
a majority vote of all electors) such
prohibition shall Like effect. I'sual-
ly there is a further provision that
at the end of a certain period say
three years the question may be
submitted anew.
As has been said, local option has
been in eflcct for some lime in some
of the eastern provinces, superseding or supplementing the discredited
Scott Act. The Scotl Acl has Iven
adopted in most parts of Ontario
and Nova Scotia at different times,
and in almost every case has afterwards been emphatically discarded.
Much might be said for a national
Of provincial measure of prohibition.
There is a majesty in the will of the
people framed into an all-embracing
law that will win submission in despite of private convictions.    A vil
lage prohibitive measure has no
such prestige. Ill-feeling and a
rankling sense of injustice must
follow when three-score neighbors
dictate to their two-score neighbors
how the latter shall order their own
affairs. Under local option, law is
superseded by caprice, and what is
lawful in Princeton becomes a crime
in Hedley, right in Keremeos and
wrong in Fairview, as the accidents
of settlement or the mood of a few
may decide. Respect for the law
as well as concord among neighbors
must inevitably suffer under such a'
system.
TO THE   ELECTORS
Of   THK
Similkameen Fi.ectokai. District.
For the third time I have the
honor of being selected by the Conservative party to represent the
Similkameen riding. I feel deeply
grateful for this evidence of appreciation of my past services and of
the confidence and trust placed in
me to carry on the good work of
building up this portion of the
country.
Though the Similkameen may be
considered, and justly so, one ofthe
favoured districts of our highly
favoured province, replete with
latent resources, the early stages of
the development of these resources
must necessarily be slow and occasionally disappointing.     It is   there
fore to me a source of gratification
to look back over the past six years
and note the great progress made
in our riding and to feel that I have
had the privilege of contributing to
its prosperity.
The inauguration of a broad railway policy by the McBride Government will command the attention of
the electorate, overshadowing all
other questions. I am convinced that
such policy will make for the rapid
growth of the Province, causing an
influx of capital and population the
results of which will be far reaching.
In seeking your support I feel that
I may confidently appeal to my
record of past services to vouch for
my earnest desire to safeguard the
interests of my constituency in the
future.
I should much like to have met
every elector personally before election day, but the size of the riding
and the shortness of time will not
permit; however, 1 will endeavor to
meet as many as possible, so that
we may have an opportunity of discussing more fully the situation.
In conclusion I would respectfully
solicit your vote and influence,
pledging myself to do my utmost
for the welfare of the Similkameen
riding.
Yours truly,
L. W. SHATFORD.
Hedley, B.C., Nov. 11, 1909.
See   King   Kennedy   to-morrow
(Saturday) night. OLALLA.
Nov. 11.
After several days   of warm yet
dark and gloomy weather, the skies
are beginning to clear, and we may
expect  a  change   to   bright,   clear
days and frosty nights in   the near
future.    We have had no frost yet
and   no   cold    weather,    although
Christmas is only six weeks distant.
The ranges are covered by a young
growth of new grass   two or three
inches high, and cattle  and   horses
are doing  well.    In   the   meadows
the old growth of  grass and weeds
remains in spots   where   the  cattle
have not intruded.    The conditions
remind us of Longfellow's beautiful
poem, "Aftermath":
With the falling ofthe snow
Anil tht- cawing' of the crow,
Once again the tields we mow
And gather in lhe aftermath.
Nol lhe bright new grass with Hewers
Is this harvesting of ours,
Not the upland elover bloom,
But the rowan mixed with weeds,
Tangled tufts from marsh and meads,
Where the poppy drops its seeds
In the silence and the gloom.
Steve Mangott, owner of two or
three claims here at Olalla, came in
last week. He was accompanied
by Bruce White, who is a well
known figure in Kootenay mining
circles. They inspected the Roadside claim and looked over one or
two others while here. Mr. White
promises to return shortly and examine some other meritorious claims
in the camp.
J. tl. Wallace has been doing
assessment work on the Roadside-
claim for Steve Mangott.
Pete Williamson is working on
the Prince of Wales, of which claim
he is part owner.
Development work on the Copper
King is showing up some splendid
copper sulphide ore.
Three men are now working at
the Bullion. The expected increase
of the force has not yet taken place.
J. C. Reilly has some ore that
runs high in manganese. He is
working on his big hematite  ledge.
John Pritchard has decided on an
addition to his store for the accommodation of the hardware branch.
The new annex will he 12 feet wide
and the whole length of the present
store buildinir, and will be commenced as soon as the lumber can
be obtained, which may not be for
some time, as there is none in stock
at Keremeos.
Both the Liberal and Conservative candidates for the riding have
been around the village wilh the
glad hand extended. From now on
to the 25th mining matters will have
lo give place to politics. The prohibition question does not seem to
cut much ice here. Betting is now
20 to 1 on the winner.
Nov. 16.
The weather has been varied and
cantankerous since last writing. A
light snow fell for a few hours on
Friday, but quickly disappeared in
Saturday's bright sunshine. Sunday was a clear, cold day, and during the night the thermometer went
down   to  9  degrees   above   zero,
which is probably a record for November here. At present writing
the sky is overcast, the weather
somewhat warmer, with snow threatening.
A. Stansfield and family left for
Bisbee, Arizona, last week. Mrs.
Stansfield is in delicate health, and
it is chiefly the hope of benefit to
her that has caused their removal
to the dry southern climate.
James Riordan came down from
the summit last Saturday, having
completed his development work on
Riordan mountain for this season.
He brought down a sack of rich
looking copper ore from the Billy
Goat, and says he has the greatest
thing in the Similkameen. The
option held by Henry Bahrs does
not expire till Dec. 4th, but if he
brings in his expert now he will not
be able to give the property a fair
examination, as all the workings
are covered by 20 inches of snow.
TO THE  ELECTORS
of tn
Similkameen Electoral District.
Having accepted the nomination
tendered by the Liberal Convention
held in Keremeos on the 9th inst.,
I beg to solicit your vote and influence, for the tollowing reason;
That in accepting this nomination I
heartily endorse the policy of the
Liberal party, especially the planks
which call for
Immediate railway connections
with the Coast, even if necessary to
construct a connecting link as a
Government enterprise;
Free homesteads for all actual
settlers, male or female;
That immediate steps be taken to
survey and tabulate all lands available for settlement;
Local control of local affairs;
Proper aid to railways for the development of the resources of the
Province.
I am absolutely opposed to Mr.
McBride's policy of guaranteeing
the Canadian Northern Railway-
bonds, for the reason that the credit
of the Province is pledged too
deeply for the amount of actual development procured, and I urge all
thinking men of either party to inform themselves thoroughly, before
casting their ballot, ofthe enormous
amount of liability assumed.
If I am unable to see every elector personally, which is my aim, it
will be due to the short time allowed by Mr. McBride during nomination and election.
(Signed)    RICHARD ELMHIRST
Ambrose Lepine, Louis Kiel's
lieutenant in the Northwest rebellion of 1885, died in Winnipeg on
the 14th inst. He was one of the
best known half-breed leaders in
the west. After the rebellion a price
was put on his head. In a dying
statement Lepine said he believed
Riel to be ranching in Wyoming
and that some day he would return
to lead another rising.
Penticton Tennis Club.
ANNUAL  BALL.
Friday, November 26th
Tickets $2.00, Gentleman and   Lady,   extra Ladies 50c. eaeh.    Williams' Orchestra
in attendance.    Everybody welcome.
G. R. MASON,
Secy. -Treas.
To Provincial Electors.
NOTICE is herehy given for the information of Voters, that the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council has determined that
the holding of a General Eleetion otters a
favourable opportunity lo obtain the views
of Electors on the question of Local Option.
For such purpose, a vote will   be   taken
on the 25th of November   instant,   at   the
same time as the vote for   the   election of
candidates to Ihe Legislative Assembly.
HENRV  EaaOM ViHNG,
Provincial Secretary.
Similkameen Land Dletrlct.
DISTRICT Of VALE.
T\\KE NOTICK that M.imu-t H.in.ll,,. of U»
iIH'os, occupation Tanner, intends to apply
ftr iKTmission to purchase the following iottntx.l
l.uuls: ConinicnCMic. at a post plantej at the northeast corner of lot JHV, thence north 40 chains, thence
west 20chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east
20 chains lo point of commencement, 80 acres.
Mini I I   BaRCELO.
26th October, 1909.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
F. SCHNEIDER
Machinery Repaired.
GENERAL   BLACKSMITH.
KEREMEOS.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OK  YALE.
'rAKE   NOTICE   that   Frederick   P.   Sadler,   of
* Cambridge,   England,   Inspector   of   Inland
Revenue intends to appfy (or permission to put, -base
the following1 described lands:— Commencing at a
post planted at tlie southeast MfMr of lot 1761,
group 1, Osoyoos, thenee north 40 ehaina, thence
east JO ehains, thenee south 40 ehains, thenee his!
JO chains to point ol commencement, 80 acres more
orle»s.
Kki im ki. k Pkkcv Sadler
5th October. |909. Bv his Agent.
R. C. Bate.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OV VAI.K.
•p.VKE NOTICE that H. A. Harcelo. of Keremeos. ;
* ixvupation Farmer, intends to apply lor   per
mission to purchase the following described lands: -
Commenting at a post planted about one and a half
miles east of the south-east corner of William Cohen's pre-emption, thence north JO ehains, thenee
east JO chains, thence south Jl) ehains, thenee went
30 chains to point of commencement.   -40 acr.««.
IIinkv Allan Bakcklo.
27th October. 1909.
FOR
FALL PLANTING
HL'LHS from the bent European and Japan
groweri,
HOME GROWN fruit and ornamental trees
—grown on upland soil without irrigation
in the only part ofthe American continent
not infested with San Jose scale.
Garden. Field and Flower Seeds,tested stock
from the best growers in the world.
Wire Fencing and Gates.        Spray Pumps.
Fertilizers,     Bee Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying Materials, etc.
White labor only.
157-p._KV catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Seed
Houses.
3010 WESTMINSTER ROAD
Vancouver    -    -    B.C.
Br.inch Nurseries—S. Vancouver.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY  MARKS     -     -      PROPRIETOR.
KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry, etc.
FREE DELIVERY
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish and  Poultry promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIDES.
GEO. CAWSTON. LOCAL  NOTES.
W'lu'ii nmgimgh comma m town
Tke smiU' succeeds Um frown ;
Tha people run
Te see the fun
When BeagOUgh comes to town.
The Liberal campaign will close
with a meeting at Keremeos on the
evening before election day.
Rev. Mr. McKee of Greenwood
will be Presbyterian pastor at
Grand Forks for six months.
The municipality of South Vancouver has contracted for 50 miles
of wire-bound wooden pipe, to cost
$70,000.
King Kennedy, the ventriloquist
and conjurer, will appear in the hall
at Keremeos Centre to-morrow
(Saturday) evening.
A visitor to B.C. remarks that the
funniest thing he has seen outside
of comic opera is a province with
its capital 80 miles out at sea.
Hawtliornthwaite, the Socialist
leader, says that the Liberals have
a chance in eleven seats and the
Socialists in five; the rest are solid
for McBride.
Remember the sale of work by
the Ladies of St. John's Guild, to
be held in the hall at Keremeos
Centre on Thursday, Dec. 2. full
particulars later.
Arrangements have been made to
received from Rock Creek. Mr.
Carey is right. "Rock Creek" was
a typographical error for "Granite
Creek." It was the latter place
where the meeting was held, and
from which the message of endorsement was sent. Our correspondent
also seems to doubt that the McBride government is doing its best
to exclude Asiatics. If he will look
over the record, he will find lhat the
government of B.C. has gone to the
full limit of its power in that direction. In every kind of provincial
public work, and in every kind of
work over which the provincial
government has any control, such
as railway building, it absolutely
forbids the employment of Asiatic
labor. It has even tried to exceed
its power in that direction, as when
it tried to keep out the Japanese,
but has been foiled by the Dominion
government. As a matter of fact
the power of the province is so
limited by the constitution that we
cannot do more than we do now
except through Ottawa. It is to
Ottawa we must look for relief from
the yellow incubus.
Tinsmithing.
All kinds ot Sheet Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
—o—
Eavetrolghing a Specialty.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
—o—
Now is the time to repaii
your stoves ready for winter.     Heaters of all kinds
relined on shortest notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[Over Keremeos Hardware Store.]
P. BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
AT
Keeler's Restaurant
You can get
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenty-one Meals for Six Dollars.
Hereafter our loaves will be  of regular
uniform weight which we will sell as follows
One for ten oents.
Twelve for one dollar.
Pies,   Cakes,   Doujrhnuts   or   Biscuits
made when ordered.
G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
PROCLAMATION.
Similkameen Electoral District.
TO WIT:
Public   notice   is   hereby   Bjtaea   Io   the
Klectors ill Siniilkaiueen Electoral District
lhat in obedience to His Majesty's Writ
to me directed, and bearing dale the twentieth day ot October in the year of Our
, Lord one thousand nine hundred and nine,
hold the Church Of England services j | require the presence ofthe said Kloctors
t
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
KEREMEOS, B.C.
SIMILKAMEEN
SADDLERY CO.
WM. DALRYMPLE.
GENERAL BLACKSMITH.
Your Patronage Solicited,
isfaction Guaranteed.
Sat-
—o—
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
hereafter in the room in the school
house that is not yet used for school
purposes. Pews and other furniture
for the room are being made by
John Knudson.
Valentine Dynes of Nelson, representing the Riverside Nurseries
of Grand Forks, has been making a
canvass of this part of the Similkameen and has placed orders for a
large number of trees. His experience is that apples grown in the
Similkameen attain greater size
than in any other district he has
ever visited.
A small fire occurred about 7
o'clock Monday morning in the tent
west ol town occupied by Mr. Mc-
Corkill, car repairer on the construction work. The canvass
caught fire from the stove and
burned like a flash, leaving the
frame standing. Fortunately Mrs.
McCorkill escaped from the bla/e,
and not much damage was done to
the household goods.
The     Pentictonians     who     were
waiting for the Premier last   Saturday, when they found   that   on  account of the accident to  thc   motor
car he   could   not   stay   lo   address
them, boarded thc steamer Aberdeen
and presented him with an   address
wliich expressed   confidence  in   his
government   and   a    resolve    that
Penticton would  support  thc  Conservative    candidate,    Mon.    Price
Ellison.
•     F. H. Carey of Rock Creek writes
to the Chronicle contradicting the
statement in our report of the Conservative convention,   that   a   message  endorsing   Mr.  Shatford   was
Government Office, Fairview,
—on—
The 11th day of November, 1909
At 12 O clock  Soon
for the purpose   of fleeting   a   person   to
represent lhem in the  Legislature   of this
Province.
The mode of nomination of candidates
shall Ix- as follows:—
The candidate- shall be nominated In
writing; the writing shall \*e wbocHbod by
two registered volets of the llistrict as
proposer and seconder, and by three other
registered voters of llu* said district as assenting to the nomination, and shall be
delivered lo the Returning Officer at any
time between the date of tlu' ^reclamation
and one I'. M. of tht day of nomination,
and in the event of a poll Itoiny; necessary,
such poll will be open on Ihe
25th day of NOVEMBER, 1909,
at the following places:
1. Beaverdell, Post  Olliee.
2. Weslhnd|_e, Hrootntield s Hotel.
3. Koek Creek, Crawloids Store.
4. Hridesville, Chariton*! Store.
5. Sidley Mountain, I'ost Office.
6. Camp McKinney, I'ost Olliee.
~.   fairview. Government OflBce.
H,   Vaseaux Lake. Mc hit \ t es Kesidem e.
9. Okanagan Kails, Post Office.
10. Soulh Penticton, Lay ton's Kesidenee.
11. Green Mountain. Post Office.
12. White Lake, II. lagfe'l Kesidenee.
l.V  Olalla, A. Moves .
14. Kerwaeo. Centre, Court House.
15. Keremeos Station, Hatvelos Store.
It).   Hedley.   I'nioii Hall.
17.   Princeton, Court House.
IK.   Ashnola, Tounsitc OMi, e.
I'I. Ciatnlo Creek, Marcotle s Kesidem e.
20. Tulameen, Oiler ll.it, Hid Sehool
House.
Of whieh every person is hereby requir-
ed lo take notice nnd govern himself accordingly.
linen under tnv hand at   Keremeos the
.totii day ■fOeWaer, 1909.
J. A. IlKews, Returning Officer.
TOMMY SING.
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind o
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
KEREMEOS.
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
—o	
Whips.    Bits,   Spurs,   Belts,   Etc.,
kept in stock.
SING LEE
Laundry
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
WING SING & CO.
General Merchants and  Laundry
Employment
CONTRACTORS
The RIVERSIDE NURSERIES
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 Stock Wintered in our Large Storage Cellars
For a luxurious Shave,
Halr-Cut or Bath go to
Notice
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days
afler dale, I intend to apply to the Sup-
ei intendenl of I'rnvincial f'olii e, K. S.
Hussey, af Victoria, for renewal of a retail liquor license for the Central Hotel,
located at Keremeos Centre, H.l'.
Hai.i.ihi mton TwF.nnt-p..
Kcrcmro_ Centre, H.C, Oct. 2H, 1909.
^Booster's -Xonsorial flterlor
BOX TRADE IN CIGARS A SPECIALTY.
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
POOL TABLE IN CONNECTION.
A. J. SAUNDERS, Keremeos.

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