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Vol. I.
No. 9
Stage Lines.
Ki.ier Stage.
Loaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
at noon, arrives at Hedley 3 p.m.
Loaves Hedley daily, except Sunday,
at 8 a.m., arrives at Keremeos 11 a.m.
Only through connecting atage between
I'enlicton, Keremeos, Hedley & Princeton.
J. K. Roykr, Proprietor.
Keremeos Hedley Mail Stage.
(In cfftvt on and after April I. 1908.)
Loaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
al 1 p.m.; arrives in lledlev at 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, at
7 a.m., arrives in Keremeos at 11 a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Keremeos Penticton Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at ii a. in., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. E. Welby, Proprietor.
V. V. &.. E. train arrives daily,   except
Sunday, at 10. JO a.m.
Leaves daily, except Sunday, at .1 p.m.
A Few Notea on a Trip Among
the Ranchca.
In company with and through, the
courtesy of Mr. J. J. Armstrong,
manager of the Keremeos Land
Company, we had the pleasure on
Wednesday of visiting-quite a num-
No. 17, is rapidly growing into money, and will be a valuable asset in
another year or two. The fruit
trees on Mr. Armstrong's lot, although none of them are over three
years of age, give promise of a fair
yield this season, especially in peaches and cherries with a few apples,
pears  and   plums.    There is a pro-
showing every evidence of careful
attention and proper irrigation.
Trees in many orchards are now
past the age when it is necessary to
prune back, and from now on the
growth of these will be rapid and
returns may soon be expected for
the money invested and the labor
Keremeoa School Board.
D. J. Innis,
Geo. Kirby.
Sec. -Treas.
Church Services.
Presbyterian—Divine service alternate
Sundays, Keremeos Town Hall II a.m.,
School House 7 p.m. Rev. A. H. Cameron,
Methodist —Divine service alternate
Sundays, Keremeos Town Hall It a.m.,
School House 7 p. m. Rev. Mr. Jones,
Anglican—Services as nnnouncrd from
lime to time.
St sdav School and Riblf. Class. -
-In Town Hall each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Mrs. J. R. Shaw, Superintendent.
L.O.L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
the full moon in each month
in   Keremeos School  House.
Visitinj; memlH-rs cordially invited.
D. J. Innis, W. M.
D. McCt ai.v.R. S.
Notary Public.
Agenl for :
London & Lancashire Eire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
KlHI  Mills,    It.    C.
This view of the Valley was taken at R. C. Armstrong's ranch, about eleven miles below Keremeos.
The bridge in the distance is a railway bridge, and but a temporary structure. The Similkameen is a much
greater river than might be expected from its length, for with its numerous tributaries it drains an area of
several thousand square miles, most of which is composed of high mountains whose upper reaches catch a
heavy fall of snow that, melting gradually, feeds the streams throughout the summer. Roughly speaking,
the watershed -xtends for about a degree of latitude one way and two degrees of longitude the other. So
large is the volume of water and such the texture of the soil that all the bottom land of the valley is more or
less sub-irrigated, and the amount of water in the adjacent soil compares in volume with that in the river
itself.    The river is about at its highest now.
ber of homes in this vicinity, and
noting the rapid improvements
which are being made in the construction   of   new   dwellings,   the
fusion of smaller fruits such as currants and berries. Mr. Armstrong
expects the lot will produce enough
this year to pay expenses  and next
planting of orchards, the tilling of I year he will begin to receive returns,
gardens, and in brief, everything I Our next call was made at the
that tends to convert the sage brush ; residence  of James   Elmhirst,   the
Victoria Day.
Arrangomentt  are Completed
for a Big; Celebration.
The committee in charge  of the
Contractor and Builder,
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
For an Easy Shave
and a Clean Bath
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. 8AUNDER8,   Prop'r.
benches of our valley into what will
some day be the beautiful residences of a happy and prosperous people.
The task is one which calls for patience, energy, and resource, but the
results to be achieved, which have
been by some and are being by others, are sufficient   incentive  to  put
up  with the  slight  inconveniences of apple and  cherry  trees,   planted
Of the present and look   to  the fut
ure for the reward that   will shortly
site of the old Hudson Bay post, j celebration to be held here on Monday have been working faithfully,
and arrangements are all now complete for a successful day's sport.
Pine Grove Park on the bank of
the Similkameen has been put in
shape for the baseball matches,
horse races and athletic sports.
The program will commence immediately upon the arrival of the
V.V. &. E. train and there   will  be
and now the property of Mrs. VV.
H. Armstrong, Vancouver. A picturesque spot it is with the Keremeos Creek rippling through the
garden and past the old grist mill,
the wheels of which ceased to revolve  years  ago.    Here a number
thirty years, furnish a  splendid ob
ject lesson as to the size which fruit
be theirs, viz : the  enjoyment  of a j trees will attain in this  district and  something doing  the   whole  of the
of the immense yields which may be i day,   tne  baseball  games and trap
Motto:  Boost, but Don't Knock.
comfortable home with the means
of an easy livelihood in a country
whose climate cannot be excelled by
any other on the continent.
The lirst halt on our round was
made at Mr. Armstrong's own ten-
acre lot, where Mr. Jelly reigns
supreme, basks to his heart's content in the sun's effulgent rays and
makes a comfortable competence by
cultivating strawberries, tomatoes,
onions, potatoes, and other small
fruits and vegetables between the
rows of young fruit trees -a privilege which Mr. Armstrong accords
him in return for looking after the
trees and maintaining a sort of general surveillance over the lot. At
the same time Mr. Jelly's  own  lot,
shooting  being   interspersed   with
the other sports.
The new park will furnish an
ideal place for parties who bring
their baskets with them, to lunch,
while others will find the   three  ho-
expected annually.
Particularly deserving of mention
and well worth a visit from home-
seekers in our valley, is the orchard
of J. R. Shaw on lot 7.     It demon-'
strates what may  be  done in  two     ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
years in the culture  of fruit  trees.   tels and tne new restaurant prepar-
When Mr. Shaw has  his  residence ' ed to SUPP'>' meals for a" comers,
completed and grounds fixed up, he      Come   and   brin£  7****   Wends,
will have a very valuable property,   j No char*e at grounds.
Great improvement was also not-'
iced in the lots of E. Coulter, H. We *''" have Cranberries, cher-
Walker, Wm. and Albert Mattice, rics' **-*-*---i ********* and lemons
VV. J. Stover and R. Elmhirst. The fresh for *■ ****> h R- *******
Company has also looked well after L. VV. Shatford, M.P.P., gave
the properties of non-residents, the Rev. Mr. Cameron a pleasant sur-
ground on these lots being in a slate prise by handing him a cheque for
of thorough culivation and the trees  $25 for the church building fund. ORCHARDS CREMATED.
Three in Vancouver Destroyed
in Pursuance of Campaign.
One of the highly prized assets
of the Keremeoa district is its almost entire freedom from the insect
and fungus pests that play havoc
with fruit trees in older districts,
and especially where the climate is
damp. A heavy penalty for past
neglect is now being paid at the
coast, involving even the wholesale
destruction of plantations. The
lesson cannot be too well taken to
heart hero, whore any such injury
can now be easily avoided by preventive methods.
The axe began to fall on diseased
trees in Vancouver last week by
order of Inspector Cunningham,
when three prominent but badly
infected orchards were condemned
and the work of destruction began
in earnest.
These are the first orchards to go
up in smoke, in conformity with the
official notices served early in the
year. Mr. Cunningham stated as
follows : "Vou are aware that
early in the history of the Province
we began to achieve some success
in fruit growing as far back as 1888,
when fruit lhat had been grown in
New Westminster captured the lirst
prise at Toronto Exhibition in competition with all Canada. This gave
a great impetus to the business,
with the result, many orchards were
planted by men  who had not the
slightest qualification for the business of fruit growing.
A few men  who  understood the
climatieal and geographical advantages of British Columbia, and possessed an aptitude for horticulture,
formed themselves into an association, out ot which was evolved the
Provincial Board of Horticulture,
which when created adopted very
wholesome regulations for the inspection of all imported nursery
stock and fruit.
The faithful enforcement of those
regulations is a matter of common
knowledge, and our comparative
freedom from the most destructive
orchard pests is generally admitted
in the markets ofthe world.
Unfortunately, many of the Of"
chants planted on the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island have
been so badly neglected that they
constitute to-day I serious menace
tO the future prosperity of the fruit
Fungus diseases in many forms,
" mytilaspis " scale, commonly
known as oyster shell scale, and the
wooly apple louse are  so   prevalent
in many ofthe old orchards thai the
production of wholesome, merchantable fruit is practically impossible.
Pot years we have been doing our
utmost bv moral suasion to have
those infected trees either cleaned
and put in a sanitary condition, or
cut down, bul with very little success.
It has been decided   that  the pro-
visions   of  the    Horticultural    Act,|£   g    LAWRENCE
and the regulations thereunder,
must now be enforced. We have
had nearly all the orchards and gardens in the Coast sections of the
Province carefully inspected, and instructions given as to the best methods tO be used in cleansing the
Some people have cheerfully responded, while many others have
treated our directions with indifference and contempt, but this must
not be permitted one day longer.
The interests involved are so great
that no matter how disagreeable the
duty, the orchards and gardens of
British Columbia must be put in a
sanitary condition. Investments
amounting tO over six million dollars are at stake, and must be protected.
The time has arrived when the
axe is laid to the root of the tree ;
■very tree that bringeth not forth
good fruit must be cut down and
cast into the lire. We have made
a beginning across the inlet, which
1 think will prove an object lesson
to Vancouver, New Westminster
and other parts of the Province.
I feel sure that the press will continue its loyal support of this very
necessary work. Vou have given
unstinted support in the past; we
never needed it more than to-dav."
Catching, a Runaway.
One of the finest stories in the
history of the railways centres round
a runaway engine on the Stockton
and Darlington line. The engine-
was observed bv the driver of another and more powerful one. Seeing the fugitive speeding in the direction of Darlington, he uncoupled
his own engine, crossed the points
and set out in pursuit on the same
line. It was a long chase, but the
pursuer, driven at top speed, gradually overhauled the runaway. At
last it came near enough for the
driver to crawl to the front of his
engine and drop a stout chain over
the tender hook of the other. He
returned to his foot-plate, shut off
steam and screwed down his brake.
This steadied the one in front and
so retarded its pace that the driver
was able now to creep from his own
engine onto the runaway, put on
the brake, and bring it to a standstill, almost in the crowded Darlington station.     London Standard.
P, II. Shepherd's survey party on
Vancouver Island has disbanded
and a number ofthe men have gone
to Vancouver to join Engineer H.
Carry's party that will spend the
summer in the Similkameen valley
in the employment of the C.P.R.
Mr. Shepherd, who has been employed as locating engineer for B, it
N. extension, has been in the field
continuously for the past twenty
Lor sale ad a bargain    a   number
Of   fruit   lots   with   trees  planted
Keremeos Land Companv.
c a. Mcdonald
Over Two Thousand Acres of Choice
Fruit Land
In the Keremeos  District,  the
Hub of the Similkameen Valley
We have subdivided the WEBSTER HOME RANCH
epposite Keremeos, and arc now offering it for sale in 5 to
10 acre lots and upwards. If vou would consider changing
your location for a home in an ideal climate, let us interest
VOU in one of our 5 or 10 acre Fruit Lots right opposite the
Town oi Keremeos, where you have the best of clear spring
water for domestic purposes.
In the Wenatchee Valley, in the State of Washington,
under exactly the same climatic conditions, a 20-acre fruit
lot produced a revenue of $35,000.00 last year, and American fruit-growers who have sold at fabulous prices are now
looking to the Similkameen for re-investment.
If yourself and neighbors are desirous of locating together, we will be pleased to quote you special prices on
tracts of 100 to 500 acres.
Now is your opportunity, as the limited amount of fruit
land in this, the earliest and mildest fruit district in Canada,
will rapidly advance with the influx of investors from all
parts ofthe Dominion.
And buy to the best advantage. We will be pleased to
furnish you with full particulars, description, and general
information on application.
Beautiful Valley Land Go.
Johannesburg' grows more and
more depressed. Wherever you go
you meet young men with gloomy
faces, whieh only brighten up when
they tell you they are off to the
most extraordinary parts of the
earth as soon as they can scrape
the money together. The great exodus from this once prosperous city
has begun. Kvery soul who can
get out of it is "off." Starvation already stares hundreds in the face,
and it's as g-ood as a geography
lesson to hear of the outlandish
spots each person has decided upon
in which to woo the fickle goddess
next.- -Wide World Magazine.
Before planting trees, it is a good
plan to puddle the roots, as it will
help the tree's growth greatly. The
puddle is formed by taking some
heavy soil, throwing it in a large,
tight box set in the ground, and
mixing it with enough water to
make a thick paste, into which the
roots of the trees are plunged. It
must be thick enough, that when
the roots are withdrawn from the
puddle, there is a thick coating- of
mud adhering to them. This method preserves the roots in good condition. The moist coating of soil
close to the roots affords moisture,
and keeps out the air, and this is
half the battle for success in transplanting trees. — Horticulturist.
Practically all the gold of the Yukon as well as that of mining centres of British Columbia, which now
goes through Seattle, is expected to
be directed to Victoria when the
Dominion mint commences coining
the yellow metal. An official of the
provincial treasury department made
this statement. He said that, if
the arrangement proposed were
made between the federal authorities and the mint for the payment of
the transportation charges on the
gold from different parts of Canada,
it would mean that the provincial
government would be in a position
to offer some six or seven cents an
ounce more to the miner than was
given on the other side of the line.
Paul Ashnola, a nephew of Ashnola John, was drowned on Friday
last while attempting to ford the
Similkameen on horseback at a
point opposite his ranch. The bodv
was recovered by friends of the
Siwash on Saturday evening a short
distance below where he is supposed
to have attempted to ford the river.
From a mark on the forehead it
would appear that he had received
a kick from the horse while struggling in ihe water. He was alone
at the time, and the first intimation
his friends had of anything being
wrong was the finding of his cayuse
on Friday evening with the saddle
and rider's coat saturated with
water. An unconfirmed rumor
slates that another body was seen
by a construction gang floating
down the stream on Tuesday.
A car load of cedar shingles. F.
Richter & Co.
'PIIK ntti'ntioii ol' the [.amis and Works IVpart-
' ment liavine; been dirivti',1 to the f'.'K I that boarfl
lots in a townsite named Prinee Rupert, bem,r a
subdivision of Lot M2, K.ni:;. 5, Coast Distriet.
situated on the mainland between the mouth of the
Skeena Kiver and Kaien Island, are bang offered
for sale, it has been deemed neeessary to warn the
puhlk that the said townsite is not situated at the
terminus nf the Grand Trunk I'aeihV Railway, ami
is not the townsite whieh is owned jointly hv the
Government nf Hritish Columbia and the Grand
Trunk Pacific Kailway Company.
Chief Commissioner ol Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria. U. C, May 1st. 1908. II
Osoyoos Diviaion of Yale Land
Diatrict.   Diatrict of Yale.
Take BOtic. that I, K. G. Hankinson,
of Keremeos, B. C, occupation hook-
keeper, inlend lo apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands :
Commencing at a post planted at Ihe
south-east corner of Lot 100, thence 20
chains south, thence 20 chains west,
thence 20 chains north, tlienee 20 chains
east to poinl ot commencement. South of
l.ot 100, west of Lot -12, north and east of
Osoyoos Lake. Containing twenty aires
more or less.
Kknnkth OlLBSBT Hankinson.
April 29, 1908. 14
Similkameen District.
Take notice thai I, John Angus McDonald, of Olalla, occupation miner, intend lo
apply for permission to purchase the following descrihed land : Commencing at a
post planted at the north-west corner of
lot numher 1909, Ihenee north 5 chains,
thence east 7 chains, thence south 3
chains, thence west 7 chains to point of
commencement, and contains 3 acres,
more or less.
John Ancis McDonald,
Dated April 11th, 1908. 11
Yale Land District.
Taki* notice that Frank Riclitcr, of Kn-
enn'os, Rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following descrihed land : C'oinmenein^ at a post planted
at the north-west corner of Lot 4,3, thence
east 60 chains, thence north 10 chains,
theuce west W) chains, thence south 10
chains to point of commencement, and
containing 30 acres, more or less, and
including that piece of land Ivinjj north of
Lot 43, west of Lot 223, south of Lot 41,
and east of Osoyoos Lake.
Frank Rkhtkk.
April IK, 1908.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To R. H. Si.uk and anyix-rikin or persons to whom
lu*   ma>   h.ivr   tr.msliTrvil   anv   interest   in   the
"Hl.uk   Diamond"  mineral   claim,   situated   in
Olalla Camp, in the Osoyoos Division of Vale
VrOl' are herehy   required  to   take  notice  that   I
1    have expended for assessment and for recording
certificate ol work on the above named claim $I0_J.5U,
beinf,'  tlie  expenditure  necessary  to  enable  me  to
hold   said   claim,   and   you   arc  hereby  ri\juired   to
contrihulc MUf share or proportion of such expenditure, together with all costs of advertising.    If vou
fail or refuse to contribute  such  amount,   incluifing
advertising, within ninety (90) days of Hrst  publication of this notice in  the kcrvmeoH Trimi-i i,  fo*M
interest will become  vested  in   me,   your  co-owner,
under   tin-   provisions   of   the   " Mineral   Art   and
Amending Acts."
Dated this 14th day of Mav 1908.
20 L. M. Lyon.
Notice Of Forfeiture.
To Oiarlk.s Ku mm and anv pernon or person-. u>
whom he may have transferred his one-third interest in the "Kldorado' mineral claim,   siin.iiid
in the Ol.ilia lamp, in the Okovoos Division ol
Vale District.
\'0l'   are   hereby   required   to   take   notice   lh.it   I
*■     have expended lor assessment .unl for recording
certificate ot work on the above named claim $102..*).
U-ing the expenditure neccssan lo enable me lo hold
s;iid claim, and you are herebv required to contribute
your share or proportion of such expenditure.   » In. li
amount to dale is sexenty-three dollars ($7.1 J. t| t.v-
gi-ther with all costs of advertising.    If vou fail or
refuse (<.> Contribute such  amount,   including  advertising, within ninety (90) dayi oi  first   publication of
this notice in the MMMH Thi mpki.  unir interest
will become vested in me. your co-owner,   under the
provisions of the "Mineral Acl aiul Amending Acts."
Datetl this I tcli da\ of Mav, I90H.
30 L M. Lyon.
Groceries, Hardware,
Men's Furnishings,
Boots and Shoes.
Oranges, Lemons, and all kinds of
Fresh Groceries constantly in stock.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY MARKS     -     -      PROPRIETOR.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
Comfortable and commodious ■tabling for teams.
Good rigs and careful drivers.
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
Tlu" Imported I'crchoron Stallion
41.118   158947)
Will make tho following stand* in the
Similkameen this season :
At Rover's stable, Kerenieos, aftei noon
and evening, Mav Jl, .10, June 9, IK, 27.
Julv 7, 16, 25.
At Olalla, night, May 22, .11, June 10,
I9j 28, Julv 8, 17, 26.    '
Terms. To insure, $.'0; season, $15;
single leap, $10.
Till-:  Siu iiikkn   Okwu.w   I'kri iikko.s
IIoksi: Association.
M J. T. Prat her, l.ioom.
Special attention to Commercial Men, Tourists and Land-seekers.
Headquarters for all Stag* Koutes.
I.ivery Stable in connection.
Good table.      Large, airy and comfortable rooms.
I'"tee 'bus tO and from all trains.
Tweddle & Reith,
Proprietors. The Keremeos Trumpet
fttfiMml mrj PrUai ..; tkaoflaa,
Kafanaoa. ll.C.
SiilisiripliiMi U.00 a JOOt,   SI.IO lor si\  nmnllis,
iu ailvaiuv.
Advertising Rataa. Uagal lu'tufs, l.v |vr lino
lirst ms.iii.in, liv |kt line each subsequent [nsartioni
Land notices Certificates of itnprovement.etc.. 17.00
forfiC-daj notices, $S.0Ofor .«kl.i> notices. Contract
dlaplaj .nl\i riisin,;. J.v. |ht iiuli |ht araak. Tr.m-
si.-nt advartlsann nta, sudi aa Lost, Pound. Wanted
eld ik'I exceeding one inch, tl.00 lirst insertioa. or
Ihnv  iilsiTtiitns   htr  $2.00.    I..val   reading  n.'li.vs.
2.v. per Una
J. A. UKOVVX. Publisher.
FRIDAY, MAV -'-'. I'm.
Notes and Comments.
On Mav 13, K)70, there was formed in London, England, by a special charter of the government, a
concern  known aa "The Governor
and Company of Adventurers of
England Trading into Hudson's
Bay", commonly called the Hudson's Bay company. That was two
hundred and thirty-eight yeara ago,
and the company has now outlived
all other companies formed previous
to the date of its formation.
A traveling agenl for the Washington Steel and Bolt Co., of Ed*
monda, Wash., was in   Keremeos a
few daya ago trying to sell stock in
the concern, but vviih little or no
success one reason being, no
doubt, that numberless opportunities* right ;it home oiler liit^h returns
for all spare local capital   and could
profitably employ a greal deal more
than ia now in sii,rht. Aside from
this, the game of peddling dollar
shares in hot-air companies, is nol
so eaay as of yore. The proposition ol entrusting' monev to total
htrangera in a foreign country, for
use i;i a doubtful enterprise, calls
for a pathetic degree of faith. Even
the mosl unaopliaticated rustic is
apt lo wonder how it comes lhat
such a sure winner as the Washington Steel and Boll Co.   claims to
be, ia constrained to glean the ain«
•Wa ot war in such  minute   driblets
and so far from home. It-- apecialty ia a rail joint,  designed to give
car wheels a continuous   tread   and
obviate the jolting thai occura with
the common kind ot rails. The
problem [a as old M railroading, and
it haa been  solved   theoretically
time and again.    Any one can devise an  overlapping   rail-end  that
will give a continuoua  surface, but
none has ever beeu produced that
will stand the tet of rough practical use. II such a one should ever
be invented, it is a safe bet that it
will be exploited  by the l'. S. Steel
Trust, not by a syndicate in Edmonds, W.i h.
From the very beginning of the
introduction of the Ayleaworthelection acl amendment sin^linj^ Manitoba and British Columbia  out for
special    treatment,   it   has    been   a
measure bound to be be regarded
with suspicion in both these provinces. One interpretation which
has been put upon it would seem to
indicate  that   Britiah  Columbia  i^
about lo face a menace which all
the   evils   of Asiatic   Immigration
rolled into one, could not have con
stituted under the provincial method of preparing the voters' lists.
This interpretation, as contained in
an Ottawa despatch, intimates that
Dominion officers will exercise absolute discretion in deciding the eligibility of voters. That means
that Hindus and naturalized Japs
may be put on the lists.
One would have thought that
Laurier and his crowd had gone far
enough in their treatment of this
province without this last straw.
Is there no one who will take
Laurier to one side and tell him the
truth about the province 'i Or has
be heard it aiul deliberately set the
sentiments of British Columbia at
defiance once more?
lint instead of being informed of
the conditions in British Columbia
we are told that Duncan Ross, M.
P., supports the amendment. On
what grounds he doaa so is not apparent except that he says the present lists are "rotten".
The last provincial elections were
keenly, and in some instances, acrimoniously fought in this province,
but I fail to recall a single charge of
unfairness or discrimination   in   the
methods   of   preparing   the   voters'
lists.     On the other hand, a Liberal
who was returned, told me   that   in
his constituency he had added hundreds of names to the lists. No
one is so "sonny" as to accept the
theory that the Ayleaworth amendment has been dialled to afford relict to oppressed voters deprived of
the franchise by the Tory Governments of Manitoba and British Columbia. Viewing the Government'a
election record of scandals the public is perfectly justified in believing
that the Dominion Government
means to steal  by  violence,  seats
which it cannot win in lair contest
In both these provinces.
Mr. Borden's course in refusing
lo pass supplies until the knifing
clauses are removed will meet with
general approval in British Columbia.
There is not one reason advanced
in support of the amendment which
could not be applied lo any other
province than Manitoba or British
Columbia. The claim is made because provincial ridings overlap
thoac of the Dominion constituencies certain names must be removed
from one list to another. That is
where Thin-rcd-line Leach got in
his line work in Manitoba.     He ran
his thin red line through Conservative  names  .md   neglected  to  put
lhem on the Other   lists.     And it    is
acts like ihis which the Ayleaworth
amendment seeks to legaliac as well
as to destroy the secrecy of lhe ballot by legalising marks made upon
it by deputy returning officers.
But aside from the fact that opposing voters mav be deprived of
the franchise, the possibility that
Asiatics in this province may he enfranchised by   Dominion   heelers   is
the greal   deaideratum  in   British
Columbia.     Saturday Sunset.
Be at Keremeos next Mondav.
Now Open for Business
Vallir   OlOTG   is   now  rcadv for action,   and  we  are
"at home" to visitors. You are cordially invited to
call and see our new j_foods whether you have present
need of purchases or not.
OUT STOCK includes Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Overalls, Caps, Shirts, Stationery, Fruit and Confectionery, Flour, etc.      Doors and Windows (cedar).
%JII1T RaBsvYAIlsfAH l is now open. For a good
wholesome meal give us a call.
Drop in when you come to
Keremeos on  Victoria Day.
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. KEELER.
(Opposite the Keremeoi Land Company*! Office*)
Tinsmith ing
a Specialty
We wish to announce to the people oi the Similkameen
that we have opened a Hardware and Tinsmith Shop at
KbrkmbOS, where we will carry a full line of
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Builders' Hardware,
Paints and Oils,
Orchard and Garden Tools,
Miners' Tools,
Tinware, Stoves, Cutlery, etc.
Tinsmithing in all its branches a specialty.    Give us a
trial.     We yuarantee satisfaction.
Harness, Boots and Shoes, and all
kinds of Leather Goods.
Of Harness, Boots and  Shoes, and all kinds of Leather
Goods Done Neatly and Promptly. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
Shut in by the mountains and only to be
reached by stage, the Valley was not known. Now the Railway is completed to Keremeos and they are busy grading on
to the Coast. When completed this will place the Valley
within 185 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
We have laid out a Town Site at Keremeos, and the surrounding land in 3, 5 and 10 acre plots. A
COMPLETE SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION is under construction and is expected to be completed this fall.
7th & 8th Ave.
$250.00 each
8 and 10 Acre
Per Acre
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
Now is the time to come and get a piece
of this property while it is going at the present price, for
when the water is running on the ground it will double in
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Home-seekers or excursionists from the
East have a choice of routes to Keremeos. The Great Northern Railway, which taps the Prairie Provinces at numerous
points, furnishes a quick, comfortable and convenient means
of reaching the Similkameen at rates the same as to corresponding points on the C.P.R. Or excursionists may come as
far as Midway over the Crow's Nest branch ofthe C.P.R. and
the remaining 90 miles over the Great Northern.
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
Billiard Parlor in Connection.
And Builders' Supplies.
In dealing In Building Lumber and all kinds of
Building Material we have the advantage of getting
our supplies direct from the mills, and can therefore
retail at most favorable prices.
Estimates of Cost Cheerfully Furnished to
Intending Builders.
A UugC stock oi Rough and Dressed Lumber, Dimensions, Lath, Shingles, Sashes, Doors, etc., etc.,
always on hand.
Contracts for all kinds of building! in town and
country promptly executed.
Contractor and Builder,
It will pay to inspect Shaw's shoe
stock before purchasing.
A car load of Five Roses flour
just arrived. Try a sack. P, Richter & Co.
Arrived on Wednesday's train,
200 pairs latest style shoes for
Shaw's store.
G. S. Lawrence, of the Beautiful
Valley Land Co., is expected to arrive on Saturday with a party of
land-seekers from Winnipeg'.
H. N. Barley, of Sunnvside,
Wash., and his ion, W. N., of
Phoenix, arc up on i veek's visit to
tlie former's father and sister, Mrs.
L. A. Clark.
turned a tnte hill. It is presumed
that the authorities will now make
an etl'ot't to recapture Hint and
bring him to trial.
Mr. W. A. McLean moved his
family and effects to Hedley last
week and will give more attention
to his ranch up the river durii,g '.he
coming summer. The many Hedley friends of Mr. and Mrs. McLean
and family are pleaded to welcome
them back.—Hedley Gazette.
A flurry of interest was created
in Keremeos this week when it was
reported that Premier McBride and
H. Iv.son Voting, Provincial Secretary, were to pay the valley a visit.
Such an honor was not forthcoming,
however, as they passed through
via Fairview on their way from
Penticton to Midway.
Frank Rover, proprietor of the
Flier stage, announces a three-
dollar rate for the round triP he- jp^p Shooters Organize.
tween   lledlev    and    Keremeos   on I
Monday next.
Fred Taylor and Frank Lee of
Oroville arrived in town yesterday
and are filling positions at the Hotel Keremeos, the former in the dining room and the latter behind the
Complete line of staple and fancy
groceries always on hand.J. R.Shaw.
About 2,000 head of cattle were
rounded up at Osoyoos last week
and taken up the valley to the summer ranges near Princeton. Another round-up will take place 00 Monday down the valley.
For hard wear try the Leckie
shoes at Shaw's.
All baseball players are requested
to turn out to practise em Saturday
evening at 6.30. A meeting for the
purpose of electing a captain and
selecting a team for Monday will
be held after the practise in Thomas
& Barcelo's pool room.
Pull range of men's, ladies' and
children's shoes at Shaw's.
The current issue ofthe Canadian
Horticulturist contains a lengthy
and very favorable write-up of the
, Keremeos district. The Winnipeg
Free Press, in a recent issue, also
devotes considerable space to this
portion ofthe Similkameen.
Five Roses flour is the stall" of
life.     F. Richter ft Co.
A much larger audience than the
occasion deserved attended the "picture" show in the town hall on Friday evening. Fv en if our entertainments here are few and far between,
the people like to see something for
their money when a show does come
The best one-horse cultivator on
the   market, only $10.     F.   Richter
ft Co.
F. Royer, Constable Fwart, Babe
Kruger, Horace Brewer and Alex
Dale attended the assizes at Vernon
this week as witnesses in the case
ofthe Crown vs. Him for the murder of Nelson Chance. The grand
jury, after hearing the evidence,   re-
At a meeting of those interested
in trap shooting held at the residence of Mr. Frith on Monday evening, a gun club was organized,
and the following oflicers elected :
President, Manuel Barcelo; Vice-
President, Ily. Meausette; Sec-
Treas., W. M. Frith; Fxecutive
Committee, Messrs. Kirby, Thomas,
Crooker and Bu art
A membership of twenty on the
start indicates that this will be a
popular form of sport. The trap
and a supply of clay birds at rived
on Tuesday, and members are taking advantage of every opportunity
for practice before the tournament
here on Monday, in which they will
compete for the handsome trophy
Offered by Mr. L W. Shatford. It
is expected that teams representing
Hedley, Fairview and Penticton will
take part in this competition, the details governing which will he made
known prior to the shooting on
Doukhobors in B. O.
Nelson, May 14. Fighiy-five of
the Doukhobon for the new colony
at Waterloo, on the Columbia river,
arrived at their destination last
night. A party of Russian and
Polish farmers, under the direction
ofthe B. C Colonization Agency,
have arrived and settled on part of
the tiOOO acres purchased by the
agency near Fruitvale, to the south
of Nelson, lhe settlers will iu time
own their ranches of from 10 to 20
acres, and meantime employment
and board are found for them for
eight months in the year hy the
F. J. Hughes, our local paint-
■linger, has been working overtime
on the interior of the town hall in
order to get it painted in time for
the dance on Monday evening.
John Knudson is busily engaged
putting shelving in the new store
and otherwise making it ready for
occupancy by the first of the month
for the Keremeos Commercial Company. Greenwood Tunnel.
According to information received
at Phii'iiix, the plans of the promot-1
ers of the Greenwood-Phoenix long
deep tunnel are being shaped up,
and it is thought that the launching
of the project, in its initial stage,
will soon be successfully accomplished. The engineers for the
company are expected from Chicago
soon to lay out the tunnel site and
get ready for the beginning of actual work.
The title of this corporation is to
be the Greenwood-Phoenix Tunnel
Co., Limited, and it will have a
capitalization of $5,000,000 in $1
shares. Of this amount $2,000,000
will be in the treasury. It is proposed to absorb the following companies or properties, on the first
mile of the route of the tunnel, on
the basis as outlined below, purchasing the same outright with tunnel
stock as specified.
Strathmore, Nelson and Caleo
fraction, 200,000 shares.
Crescent and Crescent No. 2,
Chicago, B. C. Mining Company
(Don Pedro, Lake and Yellowstone,)
Defiance and fraction, 50,000
Preston Mining Company, 50,000
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
Ranche For Sale
1100  acres choice   bench,   bottom  and
ramje   land,      River  I'rontaire.     ' '   milea
Prince Henry   Mining   tompany,   f,om Kerenuvs, J miles t'rom Dehi, .rStat-
50 000 shares. *****    Will sell all or part.    Good i ui   art-
.                                   able building; plentv   ef water   for all   he
Last   Chance   Mining   Company,   |a„d; immediate possession if desired
These propositions are now being
submitted to the respective companies, special meetings called for con-
l'or particulars   write   1\.  C. or   Josepi.
Armstrong', Keremeos, B.C.
The Imported French Coach Stat'
at   Paris,   1906,
Id1.,   hands  Ugh,   weight   I.ViO.     Dart-
bar,   star,    snip,    both   hind    feet   white.
Foaled May 26, 1903,    Bred bv If. Lead
sideration   of the   same,  and some   rnM winner at tha Great Central Shew
have alr—dy been ratified.
While   the long and   deep tunnel
project   will start from  Greenwood,
.   .   , .    ,   ■      •,, ,   ,.,        Beanard,   Department   of   La   Manche,
it is hardly likely it will reach  Pluv-  SlIVU ,,,. „„. Uwemment  stallion  Ta\ -r-I
nix for vears to come, if ever.     But   ny. dam Brunette by colporteur, 2nd da a
.„    ' ,    , .        . , l.isette bv Orphee, .Id dam In Nieanor.
it will be a good thing just the same      KmiU. ,or s, ason „,- ,tm . '
for manv of the high   grade   mines, !     Monday    Noon at Win. Manery's, night I
c    . , at Kiehtei s Lowtu Ranch.
as it will tap a number ot   rich   ore      Tuesday    Noon al Ki„ip, atghl at Va •-
bodies on the  respective claims,   at   view.
, ,   ,     • Wednesday     Noon at  Tracers',   Mvera
a great depth,give natural drainage,   ,,,.„  u-^,h, ;l; okanagan Kails.
do awav with hoisting and ore haul- ,     Thursday    Sight al Hiram Ingle's.
* .       . . ,1    Friday   Afternoon and evening al D.
ing   (both   expensive   items,)    and   ,„„;„• ,,:„,,_ K,,,,„,„s.
bring the ore to  the   mouth   of   the       Saturday    Noon   al   Charlie    Allison's,
. . j niifht at D. J. Innis's barn, lledlev.   Back
proposed double track tunnel, on or  tl, h,.;,^,,,.,,.,,.,-,,   n. j. [__,'  ___, H»
near   the   Strathmore   claim, at the  mmea, Ban day night
, If       I   • TIIMt     I ., insur... $J0 ($5 ill tim.-   ,.f s.r%i,vl.
minimum   of  expense.      ll   driven  n    gn tr I    . ■ •    i in    *   *  ir    1
b.,                     , /ws r    .              -ii Sineleleap91 cash.    Baasoa aad iaauraaea auuwa
ut a mile, or say (»,(XK) leet,  it will ,„„., |V n.|„rnnl nyularl) durinic th,- ssaasa ot
h„     ,          *            .                .-          , ih,-. Mill hacharaad rail faa whathar in  fool ot aot
all   the mines above  referred ManaatowaasafiEh.
Similkameen Valley
French loach Horse Associution.
Druggists and Stationers
to, and be a  good   thing   in   nearly
every way.
M.ntin CancaUan, Qrooai,
Builders and Contractors
I.hue,  Cement,  Cement   Blocks and  Brick  for sale.
Plastering   Masonry    Painting   Paper-Hanging
Estimates given for all and every kind of Cement Work
and BtdhHng generally.
Write ns for prices. Distance no objecl.
Shoe Sale!
We have 250 pairs oi Men's Heavy Shoes going at
cost. This line must be cleared out to make room ior .uir
new stock.
Such values trill never be offered again.
J Do Not Delay
For this sale will only last one week and vou will never
have another opportunity of getting such splendid values in
shoe leather.
Full Line of Saddles, Harness, Chaps, Bits, Spurs.
Everybody and his best girl will
be at Keremeos on the 25th.
Some ofthe tenderfoot fruitgrowers are trying to solve the question
of how to make water run up hill.
Charles Lowden went by V. V.
& E. express to Nighthawk, and
thence by private conveyance to
Loomis on Tuesday.
Conductor Brown, after being engaged for a short time on the run
between Oroville and Grand Forks,
is now back on his old run between
Oroville and here.
Mr. Cunningham, of Greenwood,
after spending a few days with his
son George, superintendent for
Stewart & Walsh, of V. V. & E.
construction, went east on Friday.
Ralph Cjuinton, who has been for
some months clerk in the post office,
has left the office, having been engaged by J. J. Armstrong to work
on his fruit lot. No successor has
been engaged yet.
R. H. Benton, wife and son, of
New Westminster, are registered
at the Central Hotel. Mr. Benton
intends locating in some fruit district, and is making a thorough
study of the various valleys.
A lady captain of the Salvation
Army was in town on Saturday-
holding up the community for subscriptions for the Children's Home
in Vancouver, for which she collected a goodly number of dollars.
"There is a distinction between a
Liberal and I Rossite," says the Similkameen Star, "and just what or
how much it is won't be known until after the last vote is counted."
So a good many are beginning to
Mr. T. Love, of Hedley, was in
town on Wednesday and paid the
Tri'mpet a pleasant call. He left
via the V.V. & E. for the coast
and intends spending a few davs at
Seattle while the U. S. squadron is
Our readers will notice the announcement of Mr. and Mrs. G. G.
Keeler in this issue. This new firm
have heen rushing things so as to
be able to open for business on Monday next, Victoria Day. Visitors
in town on Monday are cordially invited to give them a call.
In last week's issue it was stated
that Mr. Knudson had the contract
of supplying the material for the
new church building. While Mr.
Kniulson's tender was accepted by
the committee, there appears to
have been some difference as to
terms, and the contract was not
signed. On Tuesday Rev. Mr.
Cameron took a trip down the line
to see what could be done with
outside dealers, and judging by the
smile which he wore ou his return,
the result of his trip was to his
entire satisfaction.
Do not be deceived—ask for Five
Roses flour.     F. Richter & Co.
May 19.
H. W. Bassett, Miss E. B. Bassett and Geo. H. Wright, of Okanagan Falls, were passengers by
Tuesday's stage for Oroville. Miss
Bassett will visit friends in Spokane
before her return.
S. C. Mitchell, of Mitchell &
Fritz, lumber merchants of Oroville,
was in town for part of two days
this week, returning home on Tuesday.
Mr. Lacey, of Spokane, came to
Fairview last week to see his brother Bill, who has been on the sick
list here for many months. They
left here for Spokane.
Gold commissioner J. R. Brown
will visit Rock Creek this week.
Miss Patterson is again confined
to her bed through illness.
Mrs. McKenzie, of Cliff ranch, is
the guest of Mrs. Campbell.
A gas launch makes occasional
trips between Oroville and Osoyoos.
Stewart Henderson was in attendance at the sitting of County Court
here last week, being retained by
R. C. Armstrong.
Last week a license was issued
for the marriage of Dr. White and
Mrs. Lambly. It is reported that
the contract will be sealed on Wednesday 20th inst. A warm wave of
congratulations from their many-
friends at Fairview will strike them.
On account of shortage of working capital the Stemwinder mine
closed down on May 12th. It is
possible that the funds may yet be
forthcoming and work resumed in
a short time.
H. L. De Beck, New Westminster, and C. A. Jackson, dentist, Penticton, were in town on Saturday.
They went by special to Penticton
on Sunday.
May 21.
The Rev. Leach-Porter passed
through Fairview on Wednesday,
May 20th, on his way from Greenwood to Enderby, where he will
have charge of the Episcopal mission. Mrs. Leach-Porter later was
a passenger by Hines' stage for
Penticton, and will meet her husband at Enderby.
Hon. R. McBride, Hon. H. E.
Young, and Mr. McRae, Victoria,
accompanied by Mr. Shatford,
M.P. P., were in Fairview on Wednesday on their way to Midway.
Mr. Shatford returned to Penticton
Carriage Building,  Repairing AMD Painting
Opposite the Central Hotel.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Office,
Capital and Reserve,
Sherbrooke, Quebec.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch.
J. A. R. ROME, Manager.
For sale at a bargain—a number
of fruit lots with trees planted—
Keremeos Land Company.
Teacher of Pianoforte and Accompanist
(certificated Royal College of Music, London) gives lessons in Keremeos Station
Town Hal1 every Friday and Saturday,
and is open to engagement for accompaniments.    Terms on application.
Hkdlev, B.C.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
When in Penticton you are
invited to call and see our
stock. It is first-class and
up to date in every line.
Watches, Chains, Brooches, Pins, Clocks,
Engagement Rings,  Wedding Rings,
Diamonds, Bracelets, Cut Glass,
Meerschaum Pipes,Silverware,
Sterling Silver Toilet Sets,
and General Jewelry.
Optical Work by the latest appliances known to the profession.
Watch-making, Jewelry Work and Repairing a specialty.
I solicit your patronage.
Registrar of Marriage Licenses.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Hay and Grain Store in connection.        Seed Wheat and Barley for sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
Workmanship and fit guaranteed.
Spring samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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