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 The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
No. 33
Notary Public.
Agenl for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Keremeos, B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Notary Public.
Office   -   -   -   -    Keremeos, B.C.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Plastering;, Cement Work, Chimneys
CEMENT ] For Sale
BRICK      J
Keremeos, B.C.
L.O.L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
the full moon in each month
in     Keremeos    Town      Hall
Waiting members cordially invited.
C. L. Ci'MMiNiis, \V. M.
i). MeCoaor.R. s.
Staffo Lines.
Keremeos-Hedley Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday,
at 1 p.m.! connecting Wttk al Stages east
and west, arrives in Hedley at 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, at
H a.m., arrives in Keremeos at 11 a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Keremeos Penticton Mail Stage.
Leaves Keremeos for I'entieton on Mon-
d.'ix s, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
j.eaves I'entieton on Tuesdays, Thurs-
davs and Saturdays at 6 a. m., arriving in
Keremeos al noon.
W. E. Welhv, Proprietor.
Notice is hereby given thai, thirty days
alter date, I intend lo apply lo the Super-
inleiident of Provincial Police, V. S.
Ilussev, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for the Alkazar Hotel, located al Keremeos Slation, B.C.
Percy Marks.
Keremeos Station, B.C., Oct. IS, 1909.
Notice is herebv gteot that, thirty days
after dale, 1 inlend lo apply lo lhe Super-
tendent of Provincial Police, F. S. Hussey, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for lhe Holel Kereineos, located at Keiemeos Station, B.C.
Oaoaoi Kirhy.
Keremeos Slation, B.C., Oct. l.S, 1909.
Notice is hereby given llial, thirty daya
after date, I intend lo apply lo the Kuper-
inlendeiil of Provincial Police, F. S. Hussey, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for the Ollala holel, located
at Olalla, B.C.
Andrew moves.
Plato, B.C., Oct. 15, 1909.
" Notice
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days
after date, I inlend to apply to the Superintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Ilussev, of Victoria, for a retail liquor
license for the Central Hotel, located at
Keremeos Centre, B.C.
Halliburton Twkhple.
Keremeos Centre, B.C., Oct. 28, 1909.
Post Office Inspector Greenfield
was in town yesterday in the course
of an official trip.
Mrs. Estlan left on Wednesday
for her home in Melita, Man., accompanied by Mrs. Frith and her
children, who will remain there for
the winter. Mr. Frith accompanied
them to Oroville.
Another enjoyable "at home"
was given by the Ladies' Aid last
Friday evening, when a short and
spicy program was rendered, refreshments served, and an all-round
good time enjoyed by all who attended.
T. S. Drennan writes from Alameda, Sask, that instead ot taking
up his residence in Keremeos this
fall, as intended, he will spend the
winter in Vancouver. He expects,
however, to pay the valley a visit
in the near future.
The Ven. Archdeacon Beer, assisted by the Rev. A. H. Ransome,
will conduct English Church service in the church on Sunday next.
Morning Prayer and Holy Communion at 11 a. m. Evensong and
sermon at 7.30 p. m.
The Ladies' Guild of St. John's
church purpose holding a bazaar
for the sale of work in the Hall at
Keremeos Centre on Thursday, Dec.
2, 1909. Lots of useful and fancy-
articles suitable for Xmas gifts will
be on sale at reasonable prices.
Engineer J. H. Kennedy has advised the G. N. officials that the
track between here and Princeton
will be ready for inspection any time
after the 20th of this month. Operation of the line may be expected
very shortly after the inspection.
Martin Burrell, M.P. for Yale-
Cariboo, is en route to Ottawa to
take up his parliamentary duties for
the session. Mr. Burrell states that
the chances of Conservative victory
in both Greenwood and Grand
Forks are exceedingly bright.—Nelson News.
Harvest Thanksgiving services
were held In the church on Sunday,
by Rev. Mr. Cleland in the morning
and evening and by Rev. Mr. Kinney in the afternoon. The church
was beautifully decorated with the
fruits of the earth, and all the services were well attended.
this time vvas a thorough one, the
whole number of names, after all
additions and elisions had been
made, being less than after the last
former revision. After a short trip
through the Kettle Valley Mr.
Shatford intends to go to Victoria,
returning before nomination day.
Robt. Stevenson of Princeton was
in town on Wednesday on his way
home after a trip to the Boundary.
Mr. Stevenson has now completed
nearly all arrangements for shipping ore to the Granby smelter from
his mine a few miles this side of
Princeton. Mr. Kennedy is to go
up in a few days and see to the
building of a spur to the mine,
which is only a short distance from
the railway line.
The church building having been
engaged for next Sunday for Church
of England services, Rev. Mr. Cameron took advantage of the opportunity afforded by having a Sunday
without engagements to pay a visit
to friends in Spokane. He left on
Tuesday, and expects to return home
toward the end of next week. Unfortunately his journey comes a little too soon to permit of his attending the apple show, which opens on
the 15th of this month.
The K.K.K. (not the Ku Klux
Klan, but the Keremeos Kulture
Klub), although it has been in existence but a very short time, is already in financial difficulties, having
a surplus of about $80 with nothing
to balance it and no provision made
for its liquidation. The trouble
arose from the box social held on
Monday evening, at which, while
no admission fee was charged,
there was such a strong bull movement in the box market that the
calculations of the operators went
awry, and the club's treasury was
swamped. It is said that a committee has been appointed to consider
measures of relief, which may take
the form of founding a public library a la Carnegie.
The fact that Hallowe'en fell on
the Sabbath day this year made
matters worse rather than better in
this neck ofthe woods, for the celebrants ofthe e'en, true to the spirit
ot license that is supposed to be
gratifying to All the Saints, made
the circumstance an excuse to extend their devastations over the preceding and following nights. A
number of girls took B hand   in   the
Liberal Convention.
The Liberal nominating convention for Similkameen Electoral District will be held in the town hall,
Keremeos, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, at
11 o'clock a.m.
A meeting of the Liberals of
Keremeos will be held in the town
hall on Saturday evening at 7.30 to
appoint delegates to the nominating
Conservative Convention.
Though the meeting of Conservatives held yesterday for the purpose of selecting a candidate was
mostly a matter of formality and its
action a foregone conclusion, there
was a good attendance and a remarkable spirit of confidence and
enthusiasm. About 37 delegates
were present, hailing from many
points from Princeton on the west
to Bridesville on the east.
J. J. Armstrong presided, and Dr.
White of Penticton, secretary of
the association, acted as   secretary.
A message from Rock Creek was
read stating that a meeting of Conservatives held thert the evening
before heartily endorsed Mr. Shatford's candidature.
Major Megraw of Hedley gave a
short and pithy address, in which
he eulogized the sitting member and
upheld the government's railway
policy, comparing it wilh the Laurier policy with regard to the G.T.P.
much to the advantage of the former.
Mr. Shatford was nominated unanimously, the names on his nomination paper being Henry Richardson as proposer, Frank Richter as
seconder, J. Knowles, Peter Swanson, E. M. Cudworth, H. Jones,
and G. E. Wardle.
The following resolution was carried unanimously:
"We, the Liberal-Conservatives of lhe
Similk.inii rn Electoral District in convention assembled, hereby resolve that we
heartily endorse the platform of the gov-
eruinent of the Hon. Richard McBride,
ire in thorough accord with his railway
policy, and that we have implicit confidence in our present representative, Mr.
L. W, Shalford.
Mr. Shatford returned to Kere- game by dressing in boys' attire and
meos on Saturday after a trip up j emulating the pranks of the latter;
the valley, and on Sundav drove  to i but as thev were not so active in es-
Fairview, where he attended the
court of revision on Monday. His
own name was one of those on the
voters'list objected to,hut it remains
on the list, Chas. McKay, thc appellant, having withdrawn his objection.    The   revision   of the list
caping from from incensed householders, their sport gave rise to one
or two unpleasant episodes. Fortunately, Hallowe'en, like Christinas,
comes but once a year -except when
it comes twice a year, as it did this
Percy Marks left on Wednesday
for the I'pper Okanagan on a business errand.
Gilbert Mowat has been nursing
a damaged right hand for the past
few days as a memento of a dog's
King Kennedy, the noted conjuror and ventriloquist, is billed to appear in Riehter's hall, Keremeos
Centre, on Saturday Nov. 20. He
promises an entirely new, varied
and amusing program, including
COOiedy moving pictures. Orchard Heating in Colorado.
The 1909 crop of fruit in the Grand
Valley in Colorado, from the Palisades above to Loma below, valued
at $3,000,000, owes its existence to
a unique battle which was waged
against Jack Frost at a time when
the fruit was at its tenderest age.
By unusual generalship and the work
of hundreds of enthusiastic volunteers, the temperature in these orchards was actually raised eight and
nine degrees over 27 miles of territory, and a precedent was established which will mean much to the future. In California it is said that
the temperature has been raised
heretofore in some single orchards
two or three degrees, but never to
eight degrees, and never before has
the work been carried on over so
great an area. Plans are now on
foot to have every bearing orchard
in the Grand Valley protected by
next season, not that there is any
likelihood of frost every season, but
because the protection against possible repetition of this year's experience is considered cheap insurance.
Representatives of other fruit-growing sections have also recently visited the Grand Valley, sent there
from their several communities, to
learn more of the recent experiment.
The raising of the temperature
over this large area was accomplished by means of some 300,000 smudge pots of many different types, some
burning oil for fuel and some coal,
and placed at intervals in the orchards. Oil was carried to the pots
in wagon tanks equipped for the
purpose. Spraying machines were
also used in distributing the oil. A
large supply of lighters were kept
in readiness in a dry place. Many
of these lighters were made by wrapping waste about a twisted wire.
All operations were directed from
Grand Junction. Weather stations
established over much of the territory, and equipped with thermostats, when the threatening weather
arrived made half-hourly reports on
the temperature to Grand Junction.
When finally the danger point was
approaching warning was sent to all
the ranchmen to light the fires. Volunteers also in nearly all walks of
life made their way in automobiles
and wagons and on bicycles over
the entire area. The Trades and
Labor Assembly adjourned its meeting and worked all night rendering
assistance. Men worked in shifts,
some at night lighting the fires, and
others in the daytime filling the
pots. Even women assisted in the
work. The campaign lasted in all
four days.
So well did this orchard-heating
idea work, that while the temperature outside the heated area dropped as low as 20 degrees, within
the heated area it did not go below
29^ degrees. 75 per cent, of all
the fruit trees which were in bloom
were cared for, directly, while even
orchards owned hy those who were
skeptical of the idea were saved by
the fires in the adjoining   territory.
The fruit ranches of the Grand
Valley are very extensive. One for
example contains 243 acres, and is
valued at $250,000. Its crops include peaches, apples, pears, plums,
cherries and soft-shelled almonds.
By another season it is expected
electric lines will be running out to
the orchards, all over the valley,
and refrigerator cars will be carried
right to the orchards.—Scientific
An Idol's Eye.
The public may still remember the
mysterious murder last yesr of the
wife ol the aged General Luard in
the grounds of their country home in
Kent, and the subsequent suicide of
the husband. It is believed that
rumors hinting at the general's guilt
were largely responsible for his act.
The case is as much a mystery as
ever. But an extraordinary story
has reached London from an English officer serving in the Far East
which suggests a solution ofthe affair.
Mrs. Luard's body was found
stripped of its valuables, which included, according to the official account, a net purse, two ordinary
rings, and "an antique diamond
ring, said to be over 100 years old,
with a very large diamond in the
centre and encircled with other diamonds." No trace of this stolen
property could be found in all England. But now comes the story
that in a Chinese temple an idol
which for many years has been
short of an eye, is now once more
General Luard on his wedding day
presented to his bride an antique
ring in which was set the precious
stone that had been carried off long
ago from a Buddhist temple. All
through her happy married life, Mrs.
Luard wore that ring. Through all
these years death was ever near
her, if the story be true that the
worshippers of the despoiled god
were sworn to restore the jewel to
their divinity, cost what it might.
On the fatal day, a hand stretched out from nowhere was upon Mrs.
Luard and she died, it may be, because of the violation long years
ago of a Buddhist temple, the name
of which she did not know, hidden
away in a corner of China of which
she had hever heard. With something of Oriental magic the murderer vanished. Through the cordons
of police he slipped, carrying the
relic which for decades men of his
race had sought and the acquisition
of which would make him a hero or
saint among his people.
When In
etop at the
Central Hotel
The Golden Lands Mining Co. is
preparing to carry on hydraulic placer mining in the Similkameen river
below the falls, near Oroville. Under some assays the giound has
given a value of over $4 to the cubic yard, which is very rich dirt when
it is considered that 50-cent and
even 25-ccnt ground can be worked
at a profit.
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and Land-seekers.
Headquarters for all
Stage Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free 'bus to and from
all trains.
Office of B.C. Fruit
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
Fine Underwear
Ribbed Hose
Combination Suits
Sweater Coats
All-wool Underwear
H.B.K. Mackinaws
Hats, Caps
Sweater Coats
H.B.K. Overshirts
Mall Orders Promptly Attended to, and Satisfaction Guaranteed
Cash buyers
get a discount
on all goods
bought at
Shaws Big Store.
JBMMMM The Keremeos Chronicle.
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awtoamat, ll.C.
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first insertion, KV per line each subsequent insertion.
Land notices - Certificates of improvement,ete., $8.00
for ftO-dsy notiees, $5.00 for 30-day notices. Contract
display advertising, 25c. per ineh per week. Transient advertisements, such as Lost, Found, Wanted,
etc., not exceeding one ineh, $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions for $2.00. Local reading notices,
25c. per line first insertion, 15c. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. BROWN. Publisher.
The new Kettle Valley railway,
while it will be of great direct advantage to the Boundary and the
Lower Okanagan, and will open up
a large and important zone between
the Okanagan and the Nicola, is of
interest to Keremeos and the Lower
Similkameen more for its logical
effect on the railway situation than
for its immediate use to us. Even
by itself, though, it will link up an
all-rail route from Keremeos to
Vancouver just about half as long
as the present all-rail route via
Spokane. The distance on the
G.N.R. is about 700 miles ; by the
new route (via Princeton, Nicola
and Spence's Bridge) it will be
about 350 miles. The new route is
also about 130 miles shorter than
the stage-boat-rail route via Pentic-
toii, which is approximately 480
miles. A drawback to the new
route, especially as a freight route,
is that it will be over the lines of
three different companies—which
will doubtless soon be reduced to
two when one of the big ones gobbles the K.V. The strategic effect
of the building of the K. V. is that
it greatly increases the pressure for
an outlet down the Coquahalla, and
at the same time threatens the trade
between the interior and the coast
which the V.V. & E. now controls
and which it can hold only by completing its through line. For all
the territory which the K.V. reaches
—even for Nicola, its northernmost
point—the short cut to the coast,
the line of least resistance so far as
distance goes, is directly down that
stream on the surveyed line of the
V. V. & E. The K. V. intersects
that surveyed line. It will have the
same kind of inducement to build
to Hope as the V. V. & E., though
in different degree perhaps. The
G.T.P. in building to Vancouver
will also be constrained to take the
Coquahalla route, according to the
views of experts. Indeed, the Co-
quuhalla is so obviously the natural
outlet that it is the opinion of J. H.
Kennedy that even the Canadian
NoJthern will seek it when its time
for building comes, instead of the
Thompson-Eraser route. He predicts that in the next few years
there will be a general rush for the
Coquahalla on the part of the big
last year. About 40 acres have been ]
planted with tobacco in the neighborhood of Kelowna. There also
they have experienced rather a cold
summer, and the growth of the products has suffered all the more because part of them were planted in
rather low and somewhat damp situations which in a normal season resist drouth fairly well but which this
year will probably give tobaccos
that have ripened late and that will
prove difficult to cure. However,
considering the very special care
which is bestowed upon the manipulation of the tobacco of Kelowna,
we may hope that the crop of 1909
will again represent a good average
quality. Other less important cultures have been undertaken in the
neighborhood of Vernon by new
planters. Thus the production of
tobacco in British Columbia is increasing perceptibly, although it is
still far from bearing any proportion to the future which is in store
for it.
The grand jury at Toronto, in its
presentment to Mr. Justice Magee,
said in part: "We recommend
that consideration he given to abolishing of trial by jury in cases where
capital punishment might apply in
order that evidence may be weighed by those most capable of judging
guilt or otherwise of accused, thus
furthering the proper ends of justice." If all juries were as diffident
as the Toronto grand jury, it might
be well to carry out this recommendation. But even if it be assumed
that judges are more cap 'lie than
juries of "judging guilt or otherwise of accused," there appears to
be no good reason why capital cases rather than others should be withdrawn from trial by jury. Rather
the popular belief is that when a
man's life is at stake is the one
special and supreme occasion when
his fate should not be at the disposer one man, but of a jury of his peers.
Speaking of tobacco culture in
British Columbia, a bulletin of the
Department of Agriculture says: In
British Columbia the planters of Kelowna have not extended their cultivation so much as might have been
expected from the  results  obtained
The Portland Oreironian says:
"The exodus of American farmers to
Canada continues to be a phenomenon of the first importance. More
of them are crossing the border this
fall than ever before, and they are
flocking thither from all parts of
the country. Formerly it was the
Middle West alone which thus lost
the heart of its citizenship. Now
all sections ofthe I'nion sutler alike.
Besides the regret which we cannot help feeling over the immigration of many thousands of excellent
citizens to a country which is certainly foreign, and which may become hostile, the matter has an economic side which causes some concern. The 70,000 farmers who will
go to Canada to live this fall will
take with them some $70,000,000
in cash and effects."
For Sal* Cheap.
Horse, single harness  and   buckboard.
Apply to
Mrs. J. A. McDonald,
34 Olalla.
If eremeos Hardware
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
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
Druggists and Stationers
Eastern Townships Bank.
established 1039.
Head Office,       ..        ..        Shkrurookk, Ch fhec.
Capital and Reserve,
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every  facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Saving* Bank Department.
deposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeoa 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
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.
Provincial and General.
The town council of Phoenix intends to raise the hotel license to
Geo. VV. Loudon, of Loomis,
Wash., drove 1200 sheep loVjrnon
last week.
Wm. Folkard was killed near
Enderby last Thursday by an explosion of blasting powder. He was
blasting out stumps on a government road.
The Granby smelter is the second
largest In the world, the largest be-.
hij,' iit Anaconda, Montana. The
Granby's record is 15,866 tons of
ore in a week, with seven furnaces
in blast.
This week's Canada Gazette contains notice of a call for tenders by
the public works department for removal of the wreckage of the Cjue-
btC bridge. This is the first step in
tht direction of the erection of a
iuw structure.
_'n account of violations of the
law the license of the Victoria hotel
at \ crnon has been suspended for
tw_ months and the proprietors notified that if any liquor is sold during
the two months the license will be
canceled jntirely.
The gross post office revenue of
Vancouver for the last fiscal year
was $200,935, being the fourth largest in Canada. Toronto comes
first with $1,513,310, Montreal sec
ond with $963,729,   and   V\ innipeg
third with $580,385.
Mrs. Lent Henderson, of Cheyenne, Wyoming, lost her three
children on one day. Two of them
were bitten hy a rattlesnake, and
while she was attending to them the
third fell into a well and was drowned.
The assizes at Greenwood last
week were practically a blank.
There was one case against two
Phoenix men. They forfeited their
bail by not appearing, and Judge
Clement ordered a bench warrant
issued for their arrest.
Fire consumed the home of J.
Janson at Kamloops on the 27th nil.
When the fire started Mrs. Janson
was down town marketing. She
lushed home as soon as she heard
the news and dashed into the burning building and brought out the
body of her baby. It had heen suffocated by the smoke.
A report from the department of
trade and commerce shows that during twelve months ending with
October 22, the total number of
Chinese entering Canada subject to
the poll tax ot $500, was 467, or only about half the number who entered during the preceding twelve
months. The total poll tax amounted to $233,500, of which British
Columbia gets half. During thc
period 4464 Chinese arrived at Vancouver in transit to other countries.
The Crow's Nest Coal company
spends annually in wages, and has
expended in cash on capital account
since operations began, over $5,-
000,000. The daily output at present is 3000 tons of coal a day, a considerable portion of which goes into
coke. Klias Rogers, president of
the company, says that in three
years, provided the government will
co-operate, the company will be
spending $5,000,000 a year in wages
besides adding considerably to its
plant. Mr. Rogers stated that the
reduction on the duty on coal recently made by the United States
will not be of much benefit to producers iu this province for the present at least. The duty was reduced from 60 to 45 cents per ton, but
no reduction was made on coke,
which forms such an important part
of the industry in this province.
The company*! product is a high-
grade coking coal, and it is from
OOka that the company expects to
make its money.
"I say," said the office boy to the
cashier, "1 think the goeo't ought to gnn-
meah.ilfetov.ii extra this week, but I
suppose he won't."
"What for?" asked the cashier.
"For overtime. I was dreamin' about
my work all last night."—Tit-Bits.
James Payne wrote of his experience in
Edinburgh, Scotland, in the 70s ofthe last
century: "In the street where I first resided it struck me that, to judge by the
drawn down blinds, the people spent a
good deal of their time upon the seventh
day in bed ; on my second Sunday, however, I vvas undeceived, for my landlady
i came up and informed me thai though she
had not spoken of it last Sundav she must
now draw my attention to the faet that it
was not usual in Kdinburgh to draw up
the window blinds on the Sabbath, and
j that the neighbors had begun to remark
! upon the ' unlawful appearance' of her
establishment, which had heretofore been
a t»od-fearing house."
An old Irish woman who kept a
fruit stall had some melons given to
her, which she exposed for sale,
says a London paper. A smart
Yankee, wishing to lake a rise out
of the old lady, took up one of the
melons and said:
"These are small apples you grow
over here. In America we have
them twice the size."
The woman slowly removed the
pipe she was smoking from between
her lips, and in a tone of pity exclaimed:
"Be jahers, sorr, ye must be a
stranger in Ireland and know very
little about the fruit uv our country,
when ye can't tell apples from gooseberries."
"When I observe the way some things
go in New York, over whieh we make a
fuss when we gel them," said the Rev.
Thomas R. Sheer, "and think of what we
ought lo have, I am reminded of lhe poor
minister who had seven children and
whose family was increased lo eight.
Hi' told his eldest child, a daughter, about
the new baby.
"Well,father," she said, "I suppose it is
all right, bul Ihere are a lot of things we
needed more.       Saturday Kvening  Post.
Mr. t'hoale, having arrived at Ihe "old-
sighted age," did not recognize It, or did
not wish to commence lhe use of glasses.
In pleading a cause he had difficulty in
seeing his notes, and in order properly to
decipher his manuscript kept holding his
paper farther and farther off. On one occasion Ihis so annoyed the judge that he
al last burst out with: "Mr. (.'hoalc, I
would advise you lo get one of two things,
either a pair of tongs or a pair of spec
lades." Local and General.
Messrs. Robertson and Aikens of
Naramata grew a quantity of corn
this season from which they produced sorghum or corn syrup. In view
of their success it is proposed to develop the industry on a commercial
Max Bass, immigration agent of
the G.N.R., died recently at his
home in Chicago. In his work for
the Great Northern Mr. Bass has
been the means of bringing a large
number of settlers from the east to
the districts served hy the company's
J. R. Jackson of Midway is the
Conservative candidate for Greenwood electoral district. Mr. Jackson is a native of Grey county, Ontario. He has been a resident of
the Boundary district for about
twenty years, and owns a fine ranch
about three miles from Midway.
Guy Fruit met with a peculiar accident in Oroville last week. As he
was riding across the railroad track
the calk of the shoe on one of the
front feet of the horse caught fast
between the head of a spike and the
rail. The animal fell, and Mr.
Fruit was thrown violently to the
ground. Both horse and rider were
Messrs. Brass and Boeing are putting up a new building for Mrs.
Saunders on the lots which she recently bought from Mike Mahoney,
of Oroville, on the north side of
Haynes St., to the east of the Grand
Union Hotel. Mrs. Saunders is
working up a good laundr) ttade
and is providing herself with suitable accommodation.—Hedley Gazette.
While hunting near New Westminster, H. H. Kellington was hit
by a load of shot and painfully hurt.
No less than 20 shots struck him in
several places, four striking just
over the left eye, six or seven lodged in his shoulder, one in his
throat, and three or four striking
his hands, some lodging in the flesh
and others tearing gashes across
his fingers.
Rev. M. D, McKee has resigned
as pastor of the Presbyterian church
in Greenwood, owing to the fact
that the congregation is no longer
able to meet its obligations. Rev.
S. Lundy of Phoenix has been appointed to act as moderator in
(ireenwood. He also has a similar
appointment at Grand Forks, owing
to the vacancy created by the resignation ot T. C. McLeod.-I.edge.
In the annual report of the commissioners of inland revenue there
are some interesting facts given with
regard to Irish old age pensions.
The commissioners state that it was
found necessary to send to Ireland
from Fngland and Scotland, as the
necessity arose, nearly 200 additional officers to act as pension officers,
together with thirteen clerks and
aboul 100 assistants to help in thc
clerical work.    The work was stren
uous in the extreme; but the result
has been a great success, as was
attested by the fact that within a
period of scarcely three months
nearly three-quarters of a million
claims were dealt with, and 535,-
658 pensioners placed in a position
to draw their pensions on January
The Summerland Board of Trade
has passed a resolution asking the
Minister of Agriculture to consider
the Indian reserve near Summerland
as a site for an experimental farm.
They also refer to a report that it is
the government's intention to establish a farm at some point on the
C.P.R. west of Sicamous, and protest that it should rather be established at some point south of Sicamous and in the really-truly dry
When John Cannon, of Newboro
township, Leeds county, Ontario,
died in December, 1908, it was
found that he left property valued
at $4000, and fourteen heirs-at-law,
a brother, four sisters, five nephews,
and four nieces. When his will was
read it was found that he had left
all his property to John P. Tett,
who was to hold it in trust and convert it into money. With the proceeds he was to arrange for a bronze
statue of the testator to keep company with that of Sir John A. Macdonald in the citv park, Kingston.
When Mr. Tett learned the nature
i.f thc will he refused to act as trustee. IVceased had also asked to be
buried in a marble coffin.
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
"TAKE NOTICE thai Manuel Hareello, uf Kcrc-
* meos, occupation   Farmer,  intends to  apply
for permission to purchase the following described
lauds: -Commeneinir at a post planted at the northeast corner oftot 289, thence north 40 chains, thence
west 20 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence east
20 chains to point of commencement, 80 acres.
Mancbi. Barcelo.
26th October, 1909.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
Machinery  Repaired.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT of vale.
•yAKE NOTICE that Frederick P. Sadler, of
Cambridge, England, Insix-ctor of lui.uui
Revenue intends to apply tor permission to purchase
the following described lands: -Commencing at a
post planted at the southeast corner of lot 1761,
group 1, Osoyoos, thence north 40 chains, thence
east 20 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west
20 chains to point of commencement. HO acres more
or less.
Fkh'i crk k Pkrcv Sadler
5th October. 1909. By his Axcnt.
W. C. Bate.
Similkameen Land District.
AKE NOTICE that H. A. Baicelo. of Keremeoa.
occupation Farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: —
Commencing at a post planted anout one and a half
miles e.ist of Keremeos Creek, thence north 20 chains,
thence east 20 chains, thence south 20 chains, thence
west 20 chains to point of commencement, 40 acres.
Hknrv Allan Barcelo.
27th October. .909.
Princeton's Copper Mines.
| Phoenix Pioneer. |
Robt. Stevenson of Princeton, one
of the oldest and best known prospectors in Hritish Columbia, having
been interested in mining- in this
province for 49 years, was a visitor
in Phoenix yesterday and commented on (he many changes here since
hi-, last visit nine years ago.
Mr. Stevenson was in the Boundary for the purpose of conferring
with Granby officials re smelting ore
from the Princeton Mining company's property, of which he is manager. The property is located five
miles this side of Princeton, about
250 feet from the V.V.& K. track,
and at an elevation of 40 feet, so
that it is admirably situated for
shipping purposes. Mr. Stevenson
terms it a high class low-grade
proposition, the bulk ofthe ore being of low grade but self fluxing,
and samples from stringers having
assayed 22 per cent copper besides
gold and silver values. A small
force is operating the mine at present, and a 200-ton ore bin will
shortly be constructed. Mr. Stevenson has arranged to ship a car of
test ore to the Granby smelter in the
course of a few weeks.
With the advent of the railway
Mr. Stevenson looks for much activity among copper properties in
that district, bul intends to hue llie
honor of making the first shipment
of ore.
Bl'LHS from the host European and Japan
HOME GROWN fruit and ornamental trees
—(frown on upland soil without irrigation
in the only part nf the American continent
not infested «itli San Jose scale.
Garden, Field and Flower Seeds,tested stock
from the best growers in the world.
Wire Fencing and Gales.       Spray Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Bee Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying* Materials, etc.
White labor only.
157-page catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Seed
Vancouver    -    -    B.C.
Branch Nurseries    S.  Vancouver.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trade—George Kirby, President; R. H. Carmichael, Secretary.
Similkameen Farmers' Exchange—J. J.
Armstrong, President; W. II, Frith, Secy.
Public Sehool Board — Cieorge Kirby,
Ezra Mills, R. Elmhirst, Secretary.
Customs' Office V. HT. Frith. Sub-Collector.
Presbyterian Church—Rev. A. H. Cameron, I'astor.
Methodist Church—Rev. G. R. B. Kinney, B.A., Pastor.
Constable and Deputy Game Warden—
M. B. Ewart.
Coroner—Dr. M. D. McEwen.
Justices of the Peace—T. Vi. Coleman,
Frank Richter.
Postmaster and Telephone Agent—Geo.
Member of Parliament—Martin Burrell,
Grand Forks, P. O.
Member Provincial Assembly—I.. \V.
Shatford. Penticton P. O.
Town Hall—J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.
Keremeos Hall—Geo. Loudon, Mgr,
Great Northern Ry—Daily train, arrives
10:30 a. m., leaves at 2 p.m., H. A. Cook,
Mails—Daily from the west via Hedley
Stage; from east via G. N. Ry.; Tri-weekly via Penticton Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business institutions see advertiemenls in this paper.)
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY  MARKS     -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
GEO. CAWSTON. Cariboo Stage Held Up.
1 (TO masked highwaymen early
Monday held up the Cariboo itega
al 150-Mile House and stole several sacks of registered mail. The
robbers were armed vvith rifles and
succeeded in intmidatin^ the drivei
and the tew passengers in the coach
and the robbery was accomplished
without resistance. As near as can
be ascertained the amount of booty
secured by the road agents amounts
to between $4000 and $3000, although the exact amount cannot be
A reward of $500 has been offered lor the apprehension of each of
the bandits and a posse of provincial police was soon M the way to
the scene.
It is regarded by the police as
barely possible that W Haney, the
man who, with his brother and another one or two men, attempted to
rob a Canadian Pacific train near
Notch Hill several months ago, may
have been one ot thc men who committed Monday's robbery. Hanev
dropped from sioht a short time after the beginning of the unsuccessful man-hunt in which Hanev's
brother and a constable at Ashcroft
were killed. So well watched were
the avenues ol escape that many believed that Haney remained in hiding- in the district, and that he made
no attempt to return to his family
near l.os A uncles. The home of
the latter has been watched by detectives, who arc certain that William Haney is not in that part ofthe
Local and General.
Messrs. Smith and Robinson, of
Okanagan Mission, have recently
completed their new irrigation system which includes a flume 2,500
yards long and will irrigate about
240 acres of land.
The provincial authorities have
secured 45 convictions for infringements of the dame Laws this season, and the money paid in fines
amounted to about $1,100. They
are making every effort rigidly to
enforce the Act, and it is expected
that the number of offences next
year will be greatly reduced.
Apropos of freight rates in the
Okanagan, this takes the "cake."
A baby carriage arrived from a Toronto firm recently, addressed to a
storekeeper in Penticton. The cost
of the carriage was $23.75, the
freight amounted to $20.0l), making a total cost of $43.84. The
customer for whom it was obtained
naturally refused the carriage.—
Kelowna Record.
Simii.kamkkn Electoral District.
All kinds ot Sheet  Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
F.AVKTKOl'l'.HlNl'.   A   Sl'lXI Al.TV.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Now is the time to repaii
your stoves ready for winter.     Heaters of all kinds
refined on shortest notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[Over Keremeos Hardware Store.]
Keeler's Restaurant
You can get
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twentv-one Meals for Six Dollars.
Ilereafler our loaves will he   Wt  regular
uniform weight which we will sell as follows
One for ten cents.
Twelve for OM dollar.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Ties,    Cakes,    Doughnuts   or    Hiscuits
made when ordered.
Your  Patronage  Solicited.     Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
On Freight Rates.
BruCS, of the Saturday Sunset,
says: "In any event the fruit growers at the Okanagan and the Similkameen will be provided with two
new routes by the K.V. They can
ship cast either through southern
Hritish Columbia over the K.V. and
C.Pi R- connections or they can
ship via the C.N.R. at Spence's
Hridge to the northern prairie markets. Also they will have competition in rates for the Coast. That
relief from present rates is an absolute necessity is shown by a freight
bill lying before me, in which the
G.N.R. (V.V.& E.) charges a rate
ol $1.40 per cwt. on potatoes and
$1.80 per cwt. OO canned tomatoes
from Keremeos. As Ashcroft potatoes are now selling here lor $1.25
a cwt. it is evident the V.V. it I'l.
wants the potatoes and 15c more.
Alter paying city cartage charges
380 pound* freight from Keremeos
cost me 04.9S. Oo two boxes of
apples of HO lbs. the express charges from Keremeos are $2.40 or at
the rate of 3 cents a pound. Of
course no Keremeos fruit will ever
find a market in Vancouver at such
freight or express rates as those
mentioned. The K.V. will doubtless afford some relief but the Hope
Mountain route should be able to
give more."
To-day is Guy Fawkes day.
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
Whips,   Hits,  Spurs,   Belts,  Etc.,
kept in stock.
Public notice is hereby given to the
Electon of Similkameen Electoral District
that In Obedience  to   His   Majesty's   Writ
lo me directed .uui bearing1 date the twentieth day of October ie the year of Cur
Lord one thousand nine hundred ami nine,
1 requite tlu- presence ofthe said Kloctors
Government Office, Fairview,
The 11th day of November, 1909
At 12 O'clock  Noon
for the purpose of electing a person to
represent them in tin' Legislature of this
The mode of nomination of candidates
shall In- as follows:
The candidates shall he nominated in
writing; the writing shall Ite subscribed hv
two registered voters of the district as
proposer and seconder, and by three other
registereil voters of Ihe said diatrict as assenting lo the nomination, and shall he
delivered to the Returning Olticer at anv
time between Ihe dale of tlu- Proclamation
atid one I'. M. ofthe day of nomination,
and In the event of a poll heing necessary,
such poll will he open on the
25th day of NOVEMBER, 1909,
at Ihe following places:
1. Heavcrdcll, I'ost  Olliee.
2. Westbridge, Broomfteld'i Hotel.
3. Roch Creeh, Crawford'■ Store*
4. Hriilosville, th.nil,m's Slore.
5. Sidley Mountain, Poet Oflce.
6. i .imp McKinnev, Post Office, !	
V.   laiivicu, l',o\ eminent Olliee.
H    Vaseauvl.ake   Mcln.wes Residence. | por  a  |UXUr|oUS   ShaVG,
'>. Okanagan falls. Post Office. '
IU.   Soulh Penlielon, l.avlon's   Rcslc.cn-    Hair-Cut   Of   Bath  gO   tO
11. Green Mountain, roil Office.
12. Whit.' Lake, H.  Ingle'l   Residence. ■
13. Olalla,   V   Moves.
H. Kerenteot Centre, Court House,
15. Keremeot Station, Barcelo'i Store.
lb.   lledlev, Union  Hall.
17. Princeton, Court House.
Ih. Ashnola, Townsite Office,
1'*. Granite Creek, M.ncolli's Residence.
20. Tulameen, Otter Flat, Old School
Of which every person is hereby required to take notice and govern himself accordingly.
Given under niv hand at Kereineos the
•Wth day of October, 1909.
J. A. Brown,
Rcl iirning Officer.
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind o
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
General  Merchants and   Laundry
Grand Forks, B.C.
Offers a  Splendid  tirade 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 tor Catalogue and  Price  List
All Stock Wintered in our Large Storage Cellars
Booster's -Xonsorial fltarlor
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. SAUNDERS, Keremeos.


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