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Array Tlie Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
N°>? ■     I
The New Ditch Nearing Completion—Eight Miles
Fro a the Intake at Ashnola River to the Famous Bench Lands at Keremeos.
The relativ. ly broad expanse of
rich bottom and bench land at the
confluence of the Keremeos vvith
the Similkameen river marks the
natural site of the metropolis of the
valley; so there, naturally, a village
was founded early in the settlement
of the valley, and there, just as j
naturally, vvas centred the attention
of those clear-sighted projectors
who saw the possibilities of irrigation for bringing out the latent
richness of the soil. The approach
of the V. V. & E. line of the Grerft
Northern railway gave the movement its fir t impetus. About four
vears ago VV. H. Armstrong of
Vancouver, a captain of industry
whose energies are devoted to many
projects of vast proportions, organized the Keremeos Land Company,
wilh headquarters at Vancouver,
executive offices at Keremeos, and
a program of action embracing the
heart of the irrigable area of the Similkameen. With him were associated  J.   C.   Woodrow of  Van-
district and one of the leading   horticultural centres of the province.
Commenced in the spring of 1907,
work on the ditch which is to bring
water from the Ashnola River to the
famous fruit lands at Keremeos, is
now practically completed and before the hot weather is due to arrive
the ditch will be freely delivering
the life-giving fluid to the thirsty
but lusty young orchards all along
its route. The ditch and works as
designed will carry 1000 miner's inches and is intended to irrigate 2-
000 acres, provision having been
made for the irrigation of all the
land below the ditch level along its
course. This quantity of water is
sufficient for a supply of I ^ feet
over the whole 2000 acres, independent of any rain-fall that may occur
during the three months' irrigation
season and at the rate of one cubic
foot per second to every 100 acres.
This is a very large quantity for
fruit land and will be required only
in a few instances where the surface
flumes—and there are several—are
from four to five feet inside, except
in special cases, as at the beginning
of the works. The prevailing
grade of the ditch is two feet to the
mile, excepting the first mile and a
half, where on account of economical conditions of construction it has
a fall of five feet per mile, this latter
\V. H. Armstrong, of Vancouver, President, Keremeos Land Company.
View of Keremeos Land Company', new briilgo noar Ashnola, showing  how  the
pipe lino orossos the Siinjlkameen River.
louver; J. J. Armstrong of Keremeos, manager of the CMiipanv; 0.
Sylvester of Calgary; R. Fergusson
of Hillbum, Sask.; Q, H. Murphy
of Carherry, Man.; and J. P. Hunt
and ti. C. Armstrong of Winnipeg.
This company acquired the Coult-
hard estate of nbout 2000 acres,
also the old Keremeos townsite,
which lies above and was supersed- :
ed by Keremeos Centre, and which
was never developed as a town. .
On the Coulthard property a new
townsite was laid out around the
railway station grounds, and upon
this stands the nucleus of what is
destined before many years have
passed to be the   chief city   of the
is gravelly. One cubic foot per second to ev cry 200 or 250 acres is the
general quantum, and in parts of
California one cubic foot per second
to every 500 acres, and even more,
has been found to be ample; so
much depending on the knowledge
and intelligence of the irrigator and
the amount of cultivation. It has
been demonstrated that the great
secret lies in cultivating and keeping
the soil in a good state of mulch
and so conserving the moisture below.
Thc width of the ditch varies
from four to six feet at the bottom
and thc flow of water will be about
two and a half feet  in   depth.    The
grade being also adopted where the
syphons occur. The total fall in
the works is about 2b feet, and it is
estimated that the water will take
about six hours to travel the whole
distance of eight miles when carrying the designed capacity. This
slow flow will temper the water
from its cold state in the Ashnola
and bring it to the orchards at a
suitable temperature  for  irrigation.
It is a well known fact, not only
in the Similkameen but all over the
West, that wherever water can be
used, not only the sagebrush bench
lands hut also the vast ranges covered with bunch grass can be made
to blossom like the rose. Thure
are many miles of these bench lands
in the Similkameen valley, which
broadens out at Keremeos to three
miles in width. Open to the north
by the mile-wide Keremeos Creek
valley the Similkameen valley continues southeast for six or eight
miles at a width of from two to
four miles, and thence to the Ii.ter-
national boundary, seventeen miles
southeast of Keremeos, the width is
a little less. The land to be irrigated by the new ditch is part of
the vast level tract of bench land on
the north side of the Similkameen
river and Great Northern railway,
a portion of which is already in
orchard and a great deal more is
ready for planting.
One need not go far to see the
magnificent effects produced by the
introduction of water on these
bench lands. Close at hand are
the immense alfalfa fields of Mr.
Frank   Richter,    where   three   and
four crops are cut annua'ly, and adjoining are Mr. Riehter's orchards,
comprising thirty-five acres of vigorous, healthy young trees—apple,
pear, peach, plum, apricot and
cherry—the fruit from which has
gained several first prizes in more
than one exhibition during the past
year or two. Mr. Riehter's land
was at one time—not very long ago
—exactly the same kind of bench
land as that which is now to be
vivified and brought into vigorous
exuberance by the magic touch of
the Water Fairy. Although the
water that transformed the Richter
ranch into "a thing of beauty and a
joy forev r" came from Keremeos
creek, it has never yet been whispered that the water from Ashnola
would not turn the trick "just as
A district so prolific in wild fruits
as the Keremeos Valley is certainly
to be looked upon as the natural
home of all fruits. Here grow in
wild abundance the wild cherry, red
and black raspberry, olalla berry,
red and black gooseberry, red and
black currant, while the wild strawberry is found in profusion from the
lowest valley to the highest summit.
Garden strawberries attain to very
large size and excellent flavor, while
tomatoes, water melons, musk melons, pumpkins, squashes and cucumbers grow very large and ripen
early. All this is equally true of
flowers. From March to the end
of the summer wild flowers bloom
with a bewildering profusion of
colors commencing with the humble
and    lowly   yellow   goldencup   and
J.J. Armstrong, of Keremeos, Manager,
Keremeos Land Company.
blue forget-me-not which bespangle
the meadows early in March and
ending with the scarlet, ultramarine,
orange, white and purple flowers
which carpet the park-like plateaux
at the summits all through August
and September.    Then in   May the
(Continued on page 2.) KEREMEOS IRRIGATION.
(Continued from page 1.)
valleys, gulches and hillsides are
white and pink with the blossoms
of the olalla bushes, and again in
July, when the beautiful syringa
(mock orange) comes into bloom, it
is difficult to realize that these are
merely wild bushes and not apple,
cherry or peach trees in blossom.
But let us get back to the ditch.
We will take a trip over the route
from the intake to   the   last   outlet.
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Win. Ring, Manager of \V. H. Armstrong's Iillei'ests at Kenmoos.
It is an unusual thing to take a
large stream of water from a
river without a dam, but in this
case no dam was needed. Advantage has been taken of a natural
side channel at this point on the
Ashnola river, leaving the main
body of water to dash along in its
rocky bed unfettered and intact
until some   time
and a half feet of water), passes
under the track, there is a drop of
two feet, so constructed for economy of design to suit the ground
above the crossing and also to get
depth to use a ditch in earth below
the crossing. From the railway
crossing there is 600 feet of ditch
followed by 1200 feet of flume, apparently rising gradually above the
ground, but really going down hill
on a lesser grade than the surface
of the ground, this being for the
purpose of maintaining the hydraulic grade and saving so much  pipe.
At the end of this flume is a tank
which is provided with arrangements for preventing any sand or
grit getting into the pipe, as well
as a screen to permit of leaves and
other floating rubbish to be removed. This screen will also prevent
the further progress of large trout
which may have negotiated the
steep flume from the intake. Screens
of small mesh will be placed at all
the irrigation outlets, so that no
small fry may he carried on to the
land to perish. Eventually the
ditch will become a line fishing resort, as Ashnqht river is well
stocked with speckled trout, and
future residents will be enabled to
enjoy a pleasant outing casting the
flv over this miniature canal which
passes through much park-like
scenery and many romantic dells as
it wends its sleepy way along the
foot of the mountains lhat shelter
the famous Similkameen vallev.
Just beyond this tank is the   first
At the further end of the bridge
the pipe will empty into another
tank connected vvith the earth ditch
along which the water will flow for
1500 feet, and then into another
flume 1200 feet long placed on a
bench excavated out of a very deep
gravel slide on the hill side, too
porous to hold water in a ditch.
At this place 27,000 cubic yards of
material were removed in order to
lay the flume on solid ground.
Beyond this the ditch   will   carry
Teacher of Pianoforte anil Accompanist
(eertilieatoil Royal College of Music, London) open to engageiuenl for accompaniments.    Terms on application.
Hkiii.KY, B.C.
Notary Public.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Aeeidenl anil Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, R. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Resilience al   Old Townsite,   or   impure
at this olliee.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
L.O.L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
full moon in each month
VfiSSSP*   '"     Koromoos     Town     Hall
Visiting member, cordially  invited.
C. I., ft MMIM.s, W. M.
D. McCi Ri>v,R. S.
the    water   for   about   four   miles
through material of good vvater-car-
pipe, having a diameter of 40 inches  rying   properties,   interiupted   only
Joseph   Armstrong,   Foreman  of the
Construction   Force.
Stage Lines.
Fi.ikr Stack.
Loaves Kcrenieos daily, exeepl Sunday,
at noon, arrives al  lledlev   .1 p.m.
loaves   lledlev    daily,   exeepl   Sundav.
at S a.m., arrives al Kereineos II a.m.
Onlv through eonneeling stage between
to convey the water across   the   Si-   water across small creeks or gullies   Penticton, Keremeos, Hodl.i \ Princeton.
milkameen river, for which purpose   that are usually dry iu late summer,
a substantial bridge has been  built,   to the  next   inverted   syphon   pipe,
inside, acting as an inverted syphon   by six short flumes for carrying the
D. C.II.I.KSPIK, Proprietor.
Kan attain Hotm Mvu sivia.
provided with a 12-foot roadway, at   38 inches in diameter, built to avoid Loaves Kereineos dailv, ox.opt Sunday.
I   in   the   immediate j lhe sidc   of  whi,h   fa   pipo   **,«.   a bad rock slide and having a length "nJ ^ JSSSStlufcWp. ~"
future, perhaps, when it   will   prob- j -phis pipe, as well as the two olhei s,   ol 2234 feet.     From here a   quarter Leaven Medley daily, except Sunday, at
ably be harnessed and put to   work   of jgjfah ;llK, i().in,n diameter res-' of a mile of ditch brings   the   water * ;" *** ****** ''l^^'iTsTsVl'iopno'to..
to produce   electricity   for   lighting  pict.*--*!*,. vvas built OB the spot and   to tbe third and   last   syphon   pipe,
Keiemeos and   the   residences   that  j, known u continuous wood  stave  36 inches in diameter and having   a Kkrkmios I', s t u n.s M vu. siai.k
•n i_    i_   -,.    i          .i_                                                                                                                                                                             .                      . Leaves Keremeos lor Penticton on NOD*
I pipe,   having   staves  of  1 5-8 inch  length of 4I(>4 feet,   built   to  avoid  ,|.U,, Woimmtimyt aad Fridavs, at noon.
the   thickness which are held in place by  another and worse rock   slide   than      l-eave*. Pon.io.on ™*^r**J**r
* ' .   davs and Saliirdavs at (> a. m., ainving in
vvill be built along the river.
The bottom of the ditch at
intake is two and a half feet below
the main channel of the river and
the position is such that the flow
Can be easily regulated at all times,
whether the river be running at
high water or low. Two hundred
feet from the intake are the head-
gates, consisting of two gates set
in a massive wooden framework,
each having an opening two feet
two inches wide by live feet high,
the gates heing worked by Milan
scievvs running in babbit metal.
Two hundred feel below the head-
gates is a flume on a grade of two
per cent, built to be econonii. al
with the natural slope of the ground,
and contracting from eight feet in
width to three feet, the latter width
continuing for about 200 feet, in
which the water will be only about
one foot deep but having a velocity
of thirteen feet per second, or nine
miles an hour.
At the crossing of the V.V. & E.
railway, where the flume, now of
the normal size again (four feet
wide in   the   bottom   to  carry   two
half-inch rods or bands spaied   pro-1 the previous one.     From the end of
building Continuous Slave Pipe
portionately to   the   pressure.    The   this pipe the water will   flow   along
pipes were supplied and   put   in   by   a ditch lor a distance of  about   one
Mr. I-]. I.. Bogart, contractor, of
Vancouver, assisted by his brother,
Mr. J. II. Bogart. lhe length of
this 40-inch pipe is 2250 feet.
The bridge consists of two spans
of 100 feet each of Howe truss design, one 50-foot span of King post
pattern and eight trestle spans of
15 leet each, the entire length of the
bridge being 400 feet.
mile and two-thirds, interrupted
only by a short flume across a
gully, and finishing at the northeast comer of the Keremeos Land
Company's townsite.
Here we are right in the heart   of
the fruit lots, some of them already
fenced  and   planted   vvith   vigorous
young trees, some now being plant-
(Continued on page 3.)
Kereineos al noon.
W.  E. Wki.HV, I'roprielor.
Keremeos Directory.
Hoard of Trade Qeuigl Kiibv, Prcsi-
denl; R. II. Carini. Iiael, So. rotary.
Similkameen Farmers   Exchange    J. J.
Ainislioug,  IYesid.nl; W,  M.  Frith, Secy.
Public Sehool Hoard Cooige Kirhv, R.
Elmhirst, I). J. Innis Societal v.
Customs Olliee W. M. Iniii. Suh-Col-
Presbyterian Chun h Rev. A. II. I .un-
ttOm, Pastor.
Constable and  Depull  Game   U.lid.n
M. H. Ew.,,1.
1'oroncr and   Modi, al    Health   Ofli. or
Dr,  M. 0. McEwen.
Justices of tha Peace T. W. Col. in.in,
Frank Riehler.
Postmaslei and Telephone Agenl Goo.
Member of Parliament    Martin Hun-ell,
Orand Forks, p. o.
Member   Provincial Assembly   L. W.
Shatford,  Pent ii ton P. O.
Town Hall    J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.
Croat Northern Ry   DaQy train, arrival
lOt.W a. m., leaves at 2 pan!, W. O. Stevens,  Agent.
Mails Ilaily from lhe west via Hedlej
St.i^o; from easl via ('.. tt, Ry.: Tii-wook-
Ij via Penticton Stagl Irom tho north.
( For Mercantile aud olhor Husin. ss institutions see advert iomonts in Ihis paper.) X
A Chance For All.
To Celebrate the inauguration of
their irrigation system the Keremeos
Land Co., Ltd., offer as a bonus to
the first 25 buyers of their 10-acre
tracts the cost of their transportation
from their home in any part of Canada they may reside.
I ferent levels, eight miles from its
' source. This has been accomplished simply and effectively, at a
moderate cost and without entailing
any permanent charge for power or
other charge except for maintenance.
The engineer,  Mr. C. A.   Stoess,
is well known throughout Southern
I This Offer Molds Good Fop 60 Days |
Fw^Om APRIL 1 st, 1 909.
Keremeor: Land Co Ltd, I
(Continued from page J.)
ed, some c'eared and ready for
planting, and some vol i.i their
primeval condition. The water
that wi I soon be meandering a'o.ig
tha ditch vvill bring prosperity to
the owners of these fruit lots, for it
li.is been amp y demo.istrated thai
no better fruit can he grown on the
lontinenl than the luscious apples,
pear*., peaches, plums and cherries
grown at Keremeos, H.C.
In    addition    lo    the   company's
lands, there are other tracts of con-
• iderable   extent    adjacent    to    the
ditch    which    it    will    supply   with
water, among others what is known
is   the   Shatford   property,   a   new
4(K)-acre   subdivision   of   the   very
finest of bottom  land  just   west   of
the    lovv.isite    which   has    recentlv   down the vallev.
been pal o.i the market by  McDon-       The   work   of   building   laterals
aid,   Mc lavish   &   Lawrence,    and   from the main   canal   has   all   been
which  is   being   rapidly   taken   up.   laid out and will be rapidly   carried
Also,  the   supply   of  water   in   the   through.
Ashnola being ample for all future A walk along the long line of the
requirements, the canal will prob- aqueduct cannot fail to excite ad-
ably be extended in time to come miration for the ingenuity of con-
to serve other   latge   areas   further ' ccptiou and thc engineering and ex-
O. H. Murpliy, Carberrv, Man.
ecutive ability displayed in its construction. In brief, the water of a
river is made to leave its own bed
and to flow by the force of its own
gravity across and above another
river, along the sides of mountains
and over the face of plains, np hill
and down dale till it reaches its
goal in two other river beds of  dif-
J. C. Woodrow, Vancouver, B. C.
B.C. from his connection with other
large projects, both in irrigation
and in other lines, and he is to be
heartily congratulated on the skillful and able manner in which he
has carried out this the latest and
not the least of his undertakings.
The company was also fortunate in
having as its foreman of construction Mr. Joseph Armstrong, a*bOM
I experience   in    semi-public    works
J. I). Hunt, W innipev,  Man.
has ensured  the   best   results   from
llie means at his command.
Marring very improbable a,,i-
dents, the water vvill be ready now
as ROOK as the land is readv lor  il.
It was annoiincAl last week
that the H. C. Copper company's
mines at Cireciitvood would close
down on April I. ll is now stated,
however, bv J. K.  McAllister,   min-
afarof tha company, that telegraph-
Ic i istructioiis htve been received
from New York reversing the decision to close down. This welcome
change of plan is due to the improved prospects of the copper market. Public Money For Similkameen
L \V. Shatford, M.I..A., and
Road Supervisor Oeardorff were in
Keremeos on Tuesday on a trip
through the constituency during
which they will size up the condition of the roads in a general way
with a view to apportioning the
government grant later on after a
more particular examination has
been made. One point, however,
has been decided at the first examination—the main road east and
west, which is Seventh Avenue in
the town, is to be graded and otherwise improved for some distance.
The grant this year $60,000-is a
very satisfactory one. It is the
third largest in the province, and is
much more than came to the district annually up to last year, when
the record appropriation of $70,000
was made. Hut the district is a
large one, with its real development only just commenced, and it
can make good use of all the funds
provided and then some. Okanagan, older tind more settled, gets
the largest plum for the year, $80,-
000, and the large northern district
of Skeena nearly as much. The
Similkameen, coming third, has
good reason to be content witb her
With regard to the Keremeos
school, Mr. Shatford again declares
that on the former occasions when
immediate construction was promised be had the word of the administration for it and was fully convinced that tbeir intentions were as
expressed to him. Now that tenders are called for again, we are assured thai this time the most satisfactory tender will really be accepted, and that DO further delay vvill be
incurred in the construction of the
building. So mote it be. Tbe
patience of the ratepayer is beginning to show signs of wear.
one at Okanagan Landing and a
fourth at Nelson. While construction will be assisted by the government it is understood the fruit
growers' associations at the various
points named will have to care for
operation and maintenance expense.
Of canneries it is said not less
than two will be built, one probably
on Okanagan Lake and the other
at Nelson. Eventually the coast
region may secure a cannery. These
canning plants will take fruit from
the farmers at times when the market is off-color or glutted, and so
save the growers thousands of dollars which are now annually lost.
It is expected the government will
finance the erection of cold storage
warehouses at Calgary, Winnipeg
and at several points between those
places on the main line of the C.
P, R.   Commercial.
When In
atop at th
.Central Hotel
Bruce Thirsts For Gore.
(Saturday Sunset)
The Hamilton Times says 'Bruce'
is a blackguard. Better men than
the Times man have been hit on the
nose for less. Some day maybe 3-
000 miles won't separate 'Bruce'
from the chivalrous gentleman on
the Hamilton Times who calls him
a blackguard.
Notary Public.
Office   -   -   -   -    Kkkkmkos, B.C.
Cold Storage Plants for B.C.
The British Columbia government
is now gathering information respecting fruit c.nineties and cold
storage plants so as to be able to
deal with llie subject intelligently.
While the erection of cold storage
and canneries at several interior
points vvill probably be undertaken
this spring it is unlikely that much,
if any, of this accommodation  will
be available to horticulturists tbis
year in time to handle the fruit crop
of the coming season. It is learned
that it is the intention of Ihe provincial government to lend financial
assistance toward the erection of the
cooling houses and canneries, and
as probably ffuir of the former and
two of the latter will be built, a
considerable amount of money will
be involved.
For the coast region it is proposed to erect a cold storage plant at
Agassiz. This will take care of
practically all the shipments from
the lower Fraser valley, Vancouver
Island and other coast points. An-
other will he   built   at   Revelstoke.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and Land-seekers.
Headquarters for all
Stajfa Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy anil
comfortable rooms .
Free bus lo and from
all trains.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  - - Proprietors.
Our   entire   stock-      Call   and   buy
while the BARGAIN! are on.
Place your spring   orders   now   for
Get your harness repaired or else
throw it away and get a new
set from the
II ornor opposite BiCi I.ivory Slable.)
Keremeos, B.C.
The Big Store.
Alfalfa, Timothy, Clover and Lawn
Grass. RENNIE'S SEEDS, in package and bulk, guaranteed fresh and
Our summer stock of Ladies', Gents'
and Children's boots and shoes contains a wide range for selection.
Our     leader,     THE     CANADIAN
Great variety of Prints, Ginghams
and light summer wear. Full and
complete stock of Notions.
A carload of choice, fresh Groceries
just placed on the shelves
"Royal Standard" Flour.    Rolled
Oats.    Bran.   Shorts.   Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to show our goods.
Keremeos Commercial Go
r^*—t_r^^t —w* t^m*a*—^t*rv>tm»^emr^o^^*a*—^%rm^*a*—^*tr*a^>*r^^>*—^<tr^*—t. The Keremeos Chronicle.   NVu zoalantrs '_*"** ■?" 1'
■"■P"*"*   "-"'PH    Prvadnought
K.r.in.os, lie. for  the   British   navy   has  caused,
Subscription $_'.0<) a year. $1.00 tor six months, > .,       *i ■ . .:,i . .„_ ,..,i
,„ .„u.„„,. among other things,   a   widespread
AdvertMng Ratoa. Lag**1 nutleoH. IV (kt Im
first iiivrtion. 10c per tin,- »-.u-li nibaaqtMnl tnaertiorji
Land notice. CcrtincaU s "1 improvament.atc, s_s.nn
for NUI.iv notiVis. $5.l»l for .Klslay notiivs. Contract
diaplay ailvi-rtisiiitf. Ha   |*-r iivh  |*'r week.    Tr.in-
sit-nt adveftlitimnta, net as Loat, Pound, Wanted,
etc,, not eaci*jdlng one inch, $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions for $i.0(). I.ts-al reading noliee*.
i.V. per lim- first insertion, l.V. earll subsequent insertion.
J. A. I1KOWN, PttUhhar,
FRIDAY, APRIL -', 1**09.
discussion of Canada's obligations
in the matter of naval defense.
The consensus of opinion as expressed in the press favors early
and adequate action by the Dominion government, but, if it be found
feasible, by direct disbursement
rather than by monetary contribution to the British government.
The Saturday Sunset, being under
the hard necessity of promulgating
something original as often as possible, takes a peculiar view of the
matter. Germany, it thinks, should
not be feared, because the people of
German) and Britain have so much
in common racially and socially—a
reason that is   not   altogether  con-
A change vvill be noted in tht>
heading of this paper this week, the
name "Trumpet" being discarded
for the more suitable newspaper
name "Chronicle." It may be asked, in the words of Shakespeare,
"What's in a name?" and the answer may be, perhaps, that it is not
of very great importance; yet when
a name is to be borne through a ' vincing in view of Germany's sav
long life, as we believe the Chron- ■ age attacks upon her still closer re-
icle's vvill be, it is certainly more latives, Denmark and Austria. Still
agreeable to the bearer if the de- . more peculiar is the Sunset's view
situation is at once appropriate and that Canada's best defense is her de-
euphonious. The name "Trumpet," fenaeleaaneaa, thai her bulwark of
adopted rather thoughtlessly, has i safety is the selfishness and jealousy
proved unsuitable for several reas- of the great powers. "Let Canada
ons—among others that the ten-| arm herself," it says, "and all these
dency of its first impression is to bulwarkr of peace are swept away."
cause its bearer to be vaguely clas- It would be interesting to know
sed with a certain type of publica- how defensive precautions are to
tion whose forte is virulence and sweep the bulworks away; also
vociferouaneea. This and other why the same bulwrrks, which have
reasons, needless to specify, appear been deemed the chief protection of
to us to be sufficient to warrant a Turkey and China, have failed to
change -hence the new heading' for save those nations from repealed
Chapter 2 of the Chronicles of Ker- | insult and spoliation. The fact is—
enieos. and to their  credit   he   it   said   the
—o— people of  Canada   are   in   no   wise
No less than three new dailyI******* ** 'hat vve ought to pay-
papers are projected at the coast. our proportion of the cost of pro-
In Victoria the Colonist announces **etiat -** ****** *** our ********
that it will launch an evening paper, ht**tn ********** ■ proportion that
the Post, from   its  office,   but   th;lt , "^os out a. about   $10,000,000 a
the new paper vvill  be   entirelv   dis- ]*****       *°   ********   *    *****
Unci from   the   Colonist.     In   Van    "hota burden 0n the M ,and WoM
To   continue   to    leave    th
urden on the old land wouli
he altogether   unfair,   and   to   hide
civver it  appears   that   the   World
has no. proved sufficiently docile to I fc
please the manager* Of the   Liberal
party, who will   therefore   start   an
organ of their ow nest own. Under
these auspices, and if. as is repotted, Duncan Ross is to be the editor,
the new paper ought to be hidebound enough to satisfy the Grittiest ol Gills. The third venture is
at Prince Rupert a highly promising field, hut rather young yet to
warrant a daily publication,
One effect of Greenwood's last
mining slump is that the Ledge has
pulled up stakes and noved to Nelson, where the population is more
inclined to be stable. Nelson will
be the fourth home of the Ledge,
which formerly held out at Nakusp,
and Fernie, and will be the several-
dozenth home of its publisher, who
in the course of his brilliant anil
troubled career has launched some
twenty- two publications. We have
no doubt the Ledge vvill hav e increased prosperity in its new home,
where it is already much in favor
and where Col. Lowery will have a
broader field for the exercise of his
peculiar talents.
lea" of the powers, besides being a
vain reliance, would be too humiliating to think of for a moment.
The perennial story of a re-discovery of the art of tempering copper is again going the rounds. Last
time it was at Quebec the alleged
discovery vvas made; this time at
Halifax. What concerns this end
of the Dominion just now is BOl so
much stiffening copper as stiffening
I lie price of it.
Kamloops   fair   will   be   held   on
Oct. ti, / and 0,
Contracta For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind of
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
eremeos Hardware
Spray all your fruit
trees with the famous Myers' Spray
We have them in
different sizes for
the large and small
trees at the lowest
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY  MARKS     -     -      PROPRIETOR.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
Commodious m\\\Wne\~-^  '■"' !^»*xfr,
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
for Teams       p
--izS—w-sl "'•■''' ^_fm^~*------m
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us ■ trial.
Builders and Contractors
l-iiiif, I'ltncnt,  lenient   UK',-Us .mil  Brick  for sale.
Plastering   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Kslint.iies fciven for all ami **■**") kiml Wt C"enient Work
ami Huiklinjf generally.
Write ns for prices. Distance no object.
Q. MILBURN. Burrell on Fruit Marks
He Asks for Better  Protection
For B. C. Growers.
Dealing with the western situation, Mr. Fisher said the inspectors
had heen placed there when complaints were made that eastern producers were flooding the market
with fruit which was not good
enough tor the eastern market.
The minister made the important
announcement that is was his intention to recommend to the minister of customs that in future three
boxes of imported fruit be considered as a barrel and not four boxes
as at present. As to inspectors, it
was his intention to stimulate that
branch of the work, but he thought
he could not employ more with the
vote which had heen allowed him.
He would hesitate to exceed the
Hope Wagon Road.
Regarding the Hope wagon road,
Robert Stevenson says in a letter to
the Princeton Star : "The government has promised to make a survey early this spring and the road
will he built as far as Summit camp
this season and   next   year   the   re-
The Fruit Marks act, with special
reference to the itruggU between
Canadian and American fruit growers to gat possession ofthe markets
of the three prairie provinces, was
the topic of an interesting debate in
the House of Commons.
The subject was introduced by
Martin Burrell, Vale-Cariboo, who
asked lor a number of amendments
to the Fruit Marks act, for a change
in the customs regulation, and for
an additional number of fruit inspectors in the west, in order to
protect Canadian growers from inferior fruits from across the border.
Mr. Burrell said at the outset that
it was not advisable at the present
time to urge a change in the customs tariff on fruits, but he would
at least ask for a better enforcement of the regulations, so that
Hritish Columbia fruit growers
would gel a fair deal and the purchaser on the prairies would get j mainder of the road will be built to
what he buys. It was unfair that Otter Flat As you are aware it is
under the customs regulation four 24 miles from Hope to Summit
boxes of fruit should he counted as camp, and 30 miles from there to
a barrel, when they contained more \ Otter Flat, where junction is made
than a barrel, thereby giving the ' with a good wagon road leading to
American exporter an advantage. Nicola via Aspen (irove and to
Mr. Burrell quoted from a numher Princeton, 18 miles distant. The
of reports by inspectors and   others   iol;1| distance from Hope to  Prince-
to show dwt ■ large percentage of too by this route ie thus 72 miles.
l'nited States fruit was being sold This distance is a trifle more than
in the west as No. 1 grade which tlutt of the old Hope-Princeton trail
really is No. 2 and in some instanc- via Hope summit, which was meases even No. 3. In British Colum- ured by Jas. Hyslop, C.E., and
bia particular attention had been found to be just 71 Js miles. It
given to the matter of the protec* was supposed to be only 65 miles
tion of fruits Irom pests and disease, jn length until measured."
the   provincial   (.overnment   having 	
no less than 2'i inspectors in its em-'     _, _, *»_**. m      —
rL                .           Record Month for Customs,
ploy.      On    the   other   hand   there 	
were only   two   Dominion   govern*       Daring the month   of March   the
ment inspectors in the prairie prov-! quantity of imports   into   Keremeos
iiucs,    an    American    inspector   at | and the amount of duties   collected
Winnipeg and an inspector  for the j were the  greatest   since   the office
Prize Winners
For March
Do you hold the duplicate coupon
bearing one of the numbers below ? If so you are entitled to
an elegant 109 piece china dinner set. Remember if you do
not find your name among the list this month, reserve your
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Every 49-pound sack of Royal Standard Flour contains
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away monthly to the users of this famous bread flour. Save
your coupons, make an effort to gather all you can—you will
find your number among the list one of these days. The winning numbers will appear in this space the first of each  month.
Vancouver Milling & Grain Co. Ltd.
Keremeos Commercial Co., Agents.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
other provincea located at   Calgary.
was established.     A   large   propor-
In the case of British Columbia Mr. tjon v,f fa imports were of   railway
Burrell thought that imported   fruit building material.    The figures are: j
should be brought  under   the  oper-1 Week ending March 8th,  free   $22,!
ation of the   act   and   that   a   more dutiable    $720.   collected    $17.>.85;
thorough system should  be   provid- week ending March 15th, free $281,
ed.       He    Mggeated    the    appoint- dutiable $4788,   collected   $715.98;
ment of  two   additional   inspectors week ending March 21st,  free   $35,
in Manitoba,   one   each   in   Saskat- dutiable    $2<>S,     collected    066.29)
cheuaii    and    Alberta   and   two   in week ending March 31, free   $1048,
British    Columbia,    one    of   whom dutiable I.8H4, collected   $18<>0.()4.
should be   the   chief   inspector.     In Total, tree $138.1.00, dutiable $13,-
Cloaing Mr. Burrell   said   the   value 976.00, collected $2H2li.OO.
of  the   British   Columbia   fruit   in-.
duslrv is  $15,000,000   and   that   in       „.,
... , \\ hat promises to be tin extensive
ten years it will he   probablv   worth . u   *__,       , .      . .. . I
,     .,,. , deposit of coal has been   discovered
one hundred millions.     It   is  unfair ,     ...        ,.    , ....
, , ,    ., ,. ,. on the West   fork,   near   Midway,
to those who are   building   up   this ^^^^^^^-***-----------------*
Keremeos, B.C.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
industry, he said, not to be given
an opportunity to escape unfair
competition. He did not bring the
question up in any party spirit, but
desired only to help the development of the fruit growing possibilities of the coast province.
J. K. Armstrong, on behalf of
Ontario, also asked for more inspectors.
The surface showing is in the form
of a vein five feet wide and the coal
is said to be of good quality.
Phoenix Council is considering a
bylaw requiring hotels to have 30
rooms for the accommodation of
guests, or otherwise to pay $600
license instead of $300. Only
three of the hotels have sufficient
rooms to escape the double fee.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
Mrs J. A. Blown is the guest of
Mrs. and Miss I.owe at the ranch
for a few days.
The general annual meeting of
the directors and shareholders of
the Keremeos cemetery vvill he held
in the town hall on Saturday, April
10th at 3 o'clock p. m.
The bachelors of Keremeos are
invited to meet at Prosser's saddlery store next Monday evening at
7:30 to make arrangements for a
ball to he given about the end of
April. A full attendance is requested.
An announcement of interest to
land seekers is made hy the Keremeos Land Company in advertisement 00 another page of this issue.
For the purchasers of the first 25
ten-acre lots after April 1st, the
date of opening of the irrigation
canal, the company will pay their
transportation to Keremeos from the
part of Canada In which they reside.
In this land ol magnificent distances
such a bonus will amount to a considerable item.
Subscribers to the Chronicle are
raqotatad to make a note of the
fact that the paper has completed a
year of publication, and that the
time is due lor renewal of subscription. Manv have already attended
to this, hut there are quite a number yet to come. If the later will j
kindly remit promptly it will greatly facilitate our efforts to keep the
Chronicle Up tO the mark.
Last Friday night, the occasion
heing the anniversary of the establishment of the Chronicle, the management gave a dance in the town
hall, which was attended hy quite a i
number of guests from the town and
neighborhood. Among those present wore also Miss I.owndes, Miss
McLean and Mr. Macllallic of Medley, and L. Oty of Chopaka. A very
enjoyable evening vvas spent by all
A nocturnal visitor entered Rev.
Mr. Cameron's house on the bench
on Tueaday nighl after most of the
furniture had been removed and the
doors locked. The wire screen on
one of the windows had been carefully pulled open ami an entrance
effected through the window As
no damage was done and nothing
was missed bul a walking slick, il
is presumed that the visitor was
only seeking shelter for lhe nighl.
Some Utile movement has heen
made toward getting up a program
ol spoils for lhe 24th of May at!
Kereineos. It is a good idea lot a
town to make a specialty of one
particular date for celebration and
lo adhere to it from year to year.
Last year Victoria Pay was cclehra-
t il lute in as good style as the exceptional wealhe. conditions would
permit, and there is no good reason
why a program to eclipse the one of
last year should not he arranged for
this year. The time to set the ball
rolling is right now.
Letter from Manitoba.
In writing from Manitou, Man.,
to renew his subscription, under
date March 24, Mr. George Crampton says: "It has heen a very
good year for Manitoba, ttt least
for this part of it. We have had
some very frosty weather, but on
the whole it has been a very good
winter. We have not had a single
storm yet, and just enough snow to
make good sleighing. Still it is
the same old Man.; a week ago
|St. Patrick's day] it vvas 20 below,
and it is still quite cold; the snow-
has scarcely melted any yet.
Father was in the Winnipeg hospital for two weeks, hut has heen
home now for some time and is doing nicvlv I was in with him for a
week and saw Lawrence and A. J.
St. Pierre. Abe is handling a line
of goods for a French firm; he has
two or three agents in the country
and he looks after Winnipeg. He
still talks; of going back to Keremeos. ... I don't expect 1
vvill get out there this summer as
vve are building a house here and
vvill have plenty to do."
Under the able management of
Mr. Robinson, Mr. Crampton's fruit
lot is in a very thriving condition
and vvill soon be highly productive.
The plan he has followed of first
planting and then waiting till bearing time to take up his residence is
one often adopted by settlers from
the east and found to work well. His
action in favoring us at once vvith a
prompt renewal ot subscription and
an interesting letter is also one that
we would like to see generally emulated.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Oi the,       . . ..        Siikkhrooke, CU'edec.
Capital and Reserve,
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Saving's  Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 an 1  upwards received,  subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeoa Branch.
R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
Opening of the New Hall.
Posters have been issued announcing the formal opening of the new
hall at Keremeos Centre which vvill
be signali/ed by a grand public ball
on the evening of Faster Monday,
April 12th, to which all are invited
without charge. The best musicians
available vvill he secured and the
management will endeavor to insure
a well Ofdewd and successful affair.
Lunch will be served at the Central
Hotel during the evening. All indications point to the largest and most
brilliant assembly ever held in Keremeos.
(iood Friday a week from to-day.
Faster a week from Sunday.
Flscivhoro in this issue appeals
the adv ertisement ofthe H. C. Fruit
Land Company, represented by C.
A. McDonald at Keiemeos, P. D.
NL lavish at Calgary and ti. S.
Lawrence al Winnipeg. In placing
the Shatford property on the market they are offering an exceptionally fine tract of fruit land. The
land adjoins the town of Keremeos
and lies alongside the new irrigation
ditch, so that its location is the best
that could be desired. The soil is
clean, level, deep, sa^e-hrush land,
ideal for fruit.     It should   be   taken
up rapidly.
The quality of FIVE ROSES FLOUR
is always the same. We do not give
premiums to induce people to buy this
brand.    The quality is enough.
We are agents for Mitchell Lewis &
Staver wagons and all kinds oi farm implements.    Our prices are right.
Now is the time to think about seeds.
We have all kinds. Be not deceived by
planting old seeds. Our stock is guaranteed fresh.
Frank Richter & Co.
Druggists and Stationers
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Freighting, Praying, and General Livery Business.       Graifl and Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor. THE
Shatford Estate
We have lately acquired that level tract oi
land lying west of and adjoining- KEREMEOS,
and under the Armstrong Ditch, and comprising
and known as the
This excellent tract of Fruit Land, which is
admitted to be the cream of the Similkameen
Valley, is now subdivided, and we are offering it
for sale in from
1 One to Ten Acre Plots 1
This unquestionably is the best fruit-land
proposition offered in the district, on account of
its location and the quality of the soil, free as it is
from rock and timber.
Come and make your selection while there is
vet a choice, as it will be all sold inside the next
o. a. Mcdonald, keremeos, b.c.
P. D. & D. N.  McTAVISH, Koom 9, Clarence Wink, CALQARY
Fruit in England.
Nelson, March 29.—Lieut. Hal-
let, R. N., of Procter, who has recently returned from a trip to the
old country, gave a representative
of the Daily News yesterday some
Interesting particulars of the high
opinion which is held of Hritish Col*
umhia apples in England. Mr.
Hallett studied the question thoroughly when in London and made a
special point of interviewing both
the large Covent Garden wholesalers and commission agents and the
retailers in the fruit shops in different parts of the metropolis. He
heard golden opinions expressed in
every quarter of the fruit from the
province generally and found that
the Kootenay product was well
known and considered as being of
first class quality. Hritish Columbia cooking apples were retailed at
three pence each, Baldwins and Jonathans cost four pence each and
SpiUenbergena were sold at sixpence each. These were prices actually paid by Lieut. Hallett who
mentioned these prices as an instance of the demand that existed
for the fruit from this province in
the old country. All this fruit was
in first class condition and showed
no ill results from its journey of
nearly 0000 miles.
Covent Gardens dealers informed
him that there was a large and Increasing demand for certain varieties of apples, (.'ox's Orange Pippin,
the Yellow Newton Pippin, the Jonathan and a scarce but remarkably
good cooking variety known as the
Wellington. With regard to the
Graven stein, Mr. Hallett told that
this apple had to be grown in competition as to keeping qualities wilh
Nova Scotia, but the general opinion expressed was that, judging
from the Gra\ cnsteins already received from Hritish Columbia, the
province was quite able to cope
with the product of the maritime
Lieut. Hallet took with him some
specimens of Cox Orange Pippins
grown on his ranch at Procter and
there could be no better proof of the
admiration which these apples
aroused in England than the fact
that Rivers & Co., from whom Mr.
Hallett purchased his trees, asked
him to ship them a box iu order
that the fruit might be exhibited and
so used as an advertisement for
their trees, and, incidentally, for
Hritish Columbia.
Mr. Hallett concluded that he was
immensely gratified to lind that the
interest thai was being shown in
Hritish Columbia, its splendid fruit
ends and their produce was becoming increasingly apparent in England.
Douks Fancy  B. C.
The C.P.R. has arranged to run
three special trains from Hroadview
to South Hritish Columbia to accommodate the Doukhobors, who
will then migrate to new lands
bought by the community.
A much larger number of Doukhobors than was anticipated will
leave for the west. At the annual
meeting ofthe Brotherhood in January, it was decided that two men
should be sent from each village.
As there are between fifty and
sixty villages, this would mean
from one hundred to one hundred
and twenty men.
It has since heen found that there
are more than a thousand member:,
of the Doukhobor colony who
would like to try further west, and
all such will be allowed to go.
Similar arrangements are now
being made, and every effort to enforce their demands. If they prefer to return to Saskatchewan they
will be permitted to do so.
Peter Vergedn has completed a
deal for the Coryell ranch near
Grand Porks containing about 900
acres. Nursery stock has been ordered on a large stale for planting
this season.
Win. Armstrong returned this
week to Summerland after spending
a while at the parental ranch down
the valley.
One of the ligns of spring is that
about a week ago the Collector of
Customs and the Assistant Postmaster each had a sanguinary but
victorious encounter with a ferocious mosquito. Members of the
Alpine Club who made a climb on
Sunday found such a balmy clinic
on the heights (no pun intended)
that a mosquito three-quarters of
an inch long, and fully armed, disputed their progress. Sunny Italy
is discounted by Sunny Similkameen.
The Chronicle
to a friend
in the East.
It may help
Mrs. C. AL. Shaw of Greenwood
is expected today to visit her sister, Mrs. W. M. Frith, who is
quite ill.
Ven. Archdeacon Heer of Kaslo
will conduct service at Keremeos
on Paster Sunday. Special music-
is in course of preparation.
Subscribers to the
Chronicle in good
standing may
for a limited time
secure an extra
subscription to be
sent to the east
at half price.
DO IT NOW Keremeos
The Most Favored Valley of the Similkameen and
of British Columbia.
length ofDifch   62tft/es	
Irrigib/e v\7rea. 2000<xcr*zs	
Plan showing the line of irrigation installed by the  Keremeos  Land Company,  Similkameen  Valley, B. C.
The Keremeos Land Co., in announcing the completion of their irrigation system that will cover their
entire properties with an unlimited supply of the purest of water yet brought to the home of an irrigated
country, feel that the properties offered by them are
such  as will command the attention of all homeseekers.
Situated as Keremeos is on the main line of the
Great Northern Railroad now being extended to Vancouver places her on the direct highway to the far
East and West.
Having a climate that is distinctly her own, it
stands today   unexcelled   for   its   sttnny   climate   both
winter and summer and has proved itself as being particularly adapted to the raising of apples, peaches,
pears, plums and cherries, grapes and melons, while
vegetables exceed all conditions usually obtained both
in quantity and size.
In competition at Spokane the only exhibit sent
took first prize, while at the Provincial Fair at New-
Westminster out of 100 pounds of assorted fruits Keremeos captured some 23 prizes.
The upper portion of the valley, including Hedley
and Princeton, both rich in their mining industries,
offers the local market means of disposing of all produce.
The  properties  are   being   offered   in   1,  3,  5 and   10  acre   Blocks  with   a   wel
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.    One-third cash.    Ralance in 3 payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $200 to $300 an acre.    Town lots from $100 to $300.
laid   out  townsite
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
 <_B Local and General.
200 suits of winter underwear going at cost—F. Richter & Co.
E. M. Crooker left on Monday
on a business trip to Brooks, Alta.,
his former home.
BORM—On Friday, March 26, at
Keremeos, to Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Mattiee, a daughter.
Mr. Frank Richter took a trip to
Oroville on Monday returning next
Mrs. and Miss Allison of Princeton returned home on Tuesday after
spending a few days with Mrs.
K. L. Bogart of Vancouver is in
town to watch the testing by water
of the stave pipe on the irrigation
Charlie Thomas, after spending
some time in Spokane; has been
calling" on friends in Keremeos and
Hedley this week.
C. A. McDonald   went   on   Monday to Molson, Wash., where he is j
getting   timber   for    flumes   to   he
built on the Shatford subdivision.
Samuel G. Cosgrove, Governor
of the State of Washington, died at !
Paso Rubles, California, on Sunday
of Bright's disease. He is succeeded by Lieutenant-Governor, M. E.
Mrs. H. S. Cassels of Alberta ar-
ived in Keremeos on Tuesday and
was so favorably impressed with the
Similkameen and the great future
of this ditrict that she decided to
invest here and purchased from C.
A. McDonald a ten-acre lot in the I
new subdivision.
The Grand Porks Gazette is in-
formed on reliable authority that (>-
000 grape vines are ordered by a
rancher near Grand Porks and will
be planted this spring. This shows
not only a faith in the vallev as a
fruit producing district hut faith in
a branch of fruit-raising generally
neglected and not considered likely
to be profitable here. The success
of this enterprise will be watched
carefully, and if encouraging, wil
lead lo further planting. Gram
l-'orks Gazette.
A load of nursery stock front the
Keremeos nurser) was taken on
Thursday hy Albert Mattiee to Penticton, tbence to be shipped to the
Okanagan.   Several other loads wi
follow. Ihe nurseries ofthe Okanagan suffered considerably from frost
during the winter and the demand
for stock from this district is unusually large this  season.
In a few days the attorney general, Hon. W. J. Bowser, will start
on a long holiday. He will cross
to Europe and sail through llie
Mediterranean, a cruise which he
expects will largely Improve his
health. He will see a good deal of
the continent and land in Kngland
by June, where he will plead the
province's interests in   the   provinc-
Goodeve Defeated.
When the bill seeking an exten-
tion of time for the Kootenay-Ar-
rowhead Railway company was taken up by the railway committee, A.
S. Goodeve, member for Kootenay,
made a determined effort to have a
clause inserted providing for 15 per
cent, of the mileage to be constructed within two years. He said this
would impose no hardship on the
company, as the line is only forty
miles long.
An animated discussion followed,
marked by a few hot passages between Cowan, member for Yancou-
Notice to Contractors.
CFALK1) TKNOKKS. supencrtM "Tend* tor
^   Schopl-houM*" "ill !*-■ MCgivid bv tho Minister
nf PuMtC Works up tt* noon on Tui'M.ay. thr IJtil Of
April, 1Y09, for thr erodum .tnd oi.inpli-tion ot | Iwo-
rOOOMd fnunej s_hin>l-lu>use at Kcrnm-os, Similka-
nuvn Doctoral Division.
I'l.ins, SrHvifu-ations, Contract and PoRBtofTosV
dor ma\ Ix- bjsj on and after thr 13th da> of March,
I^lW, at tht.- oAom t»t tin- 1-oM-rniiH'nt AflMt- Fair-
view ; of 1). J. Innis, Ksq., Sivntary of the Sehool
Hoard, Keremeos; and at the I'uhlie Works Department, Victoria, B.&
Bach proposal must Iv aiYompanieJ h\ an aeeept-
■d bank chant tot cartttcate a. dapoait on a charter
ad hank of ian.-ula. made payable) tit tlie Honourable
the Minister of Public Works, for a sum equivalent
lO ten perecnt. of the amount of the tender, whieh
shall Ix- forfeited if the paffty tendering deehne to
ent t UltO COW trad « hen tailed upon to 00  IO*   Of   If
he fail ttt complete   the   work,   tt'iitraeted   for.    The
coaojuet  or oertincatai of daaoait   ol aaauocaaaful
tenderers will Ix-returned tothfin upon theexeeutittn
tit the contract
Tenders will not bt COOatcWad UAlsjM made out OO
the forms supplied, signtd with the aetual signature
of the tenderi-r. and ■CKMMSj' in the envelojvs fur*
Tbt Icwtat ox any t.tuler not naoaaaarfl] StfTtplld.
Kuw \ki» Mom \.
Assistant  Kne,ineer.
Publie Workt Department
Victoria, B.C, **th March, 1909.
Keeler's Restaurant
Yea ess gel
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenty-one Meals for Six  Dollars.
Hereafter ear leases will be at regular
uniform weight whieh we will sell as followi
One tm ten  cents.
Three tot twenty-Svs cents,
Fourteen for one dollar.
Pies,   Cakes,   Doughnuts  or   Biscuit,
made when  ordered.
43. Q. KEELER.
Tinsmithing. HENRY'S
Piping past rock slide on Irrigation canal.
ver aiul Clarke of Red Deer. Hon.
Geo. P. Graham, minister of railways, declared himself against
Goodeve's proposal on the ground
that the committee in the past had
declared itself against such a compulsory clause, and it should be
consistent. The amendment was
finally voted down by a vote of 26
to 24, and the bill passed In original
All kinds ol Sheet  Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
Eavetroi i.hinc. a Specialty.
Plumbing.    Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Don't Throw Away
Vour old granitcware.     Have it re-j
paired.   Vol Peck Granite Cement will fix the holes and  Blake
il as good as new.
H. B. Meausette,
Spring Trade
Tested stock, seeds for lann,
garden or  conservatory,   front
l-vst groweil in   Kngland,   Hol-
land, France, United Slates .ind
loeal growei s
Heine Grows Emit sad Oraa* J
mental   Trees, Small I'ruits.
Fertilisers, Bee Supplies,
Sprat ill),' I'umps and Material,   (.'ut    Flowers,   etc.
157-psgs catalogue free.
M. J. Henry    j
l,r..i]  II,.us, s aiul  S,isl t,
Vancouver    -    -    B.O.       1
Hr.iii.ii   Nursfru-s    S.  Vancouver.
iai cases that are to come before
the privy council. One of the cases
that will be heard will be that of
the fisheries. lie will be away
from Vancouver for about four
months and his departmental duties
will be discharged by his deputy,
Mr. Maclean.
Subscribe for the Chronicle.
Strayed to the premises of lhe undersigned, on or about I2lh of January, 19OT,
one 2-year-old hull, hlaek spoiled, hraml-
oil on left hip. Owner is reipii'sled In
prove property, pay expenses and remove.
\V. J. Mam k\,
Lower Siillilkailleon, February 6th, 1909,
Estimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
lout rails for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
Contractor ami HuiUlrr.
Kkkkmkos. B.C


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