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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
KEREMEOS, B.C.,  FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24,  1909.
No. 40
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
REAL ESTATE, MINES.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kf.rkmkos,  B. C.
EZRA MILLS,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS, B.C.
J. A. BROWN,
Notary Public.
CONVEYANCING.   CUSTOMS BROKERAGE.   FIRE INSURANCE.
Office   ....    Kkrf.mfos, B.C.
JOHN KNUDSON,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
G. MILBURN
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
LIME )
CEMENT \ For Sale
BRICK       |
Kkrkmkos, B.C.
SIMILKAMEEN
L.O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
Ihe full moon in each month
  in    Ktrommot    Town     Hall
Visiting members cordially invited.
C. L. CcMMINC.s, W. M.
D. MoCvunr.R. S.
LOCAL NOTES.
Stage Lines.
Kkrkmkos Hkdi.kv Mail St.u;e.
Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
at 1 p.m.; connecting tmk ;>ll slaves   east
and west, arrives in lledlev at 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, except Sunday, at
8 a.m., arrives in Keremeos at II a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkrkmkos -Penticton Mail Stack.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6 a. m., arriving in
Keiemeos at noon.
W, E. Welby, Proprietor.
Keremeos Directory.
Board at Trade Omm Kiibv. President; R. II. Carmichael, Secretary.
Siniilkameen Farmers' Exchange— J. J.
Armstrong, President; W. M. Frith, Secy.
Public School Board -George Kirby,
Ezra Mills, R. Elmhirst, Secretary.
Customs Olliee W. M. Frith, Sub-Collector.
Presbyterian Church Rev. A. II. Cameron, Pastor.
Methodist Church -Rev. G. R. H. Kin-
nev, B.A., Pastor.
Church of England Sunday services :
8..10 a.in., Holv Communion, and at midday lirst Sunday in month ; 11 a. m., Matins; 7.30 p.m., Evensong,    tm* a. h.
Ransome, M. A., Incumbent.
Constable and Deputy Game Warden
M. B. Ewart.
Coroner—Dr. M. D. McEwen.
Justices of tho Peace—T. W. Coleman,
Frank Richter.
Postmaster and Telephone Agent—Geo.
Kirby.
Member of Parliament - Martin Burrell,
Grand F'orks, i\ O,
Member Provincial Assembly—L. W.
Shatford, Penticton P. O.
Town Hall--J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.
Keremeos Hall    Geo. Loudon, Mgr,
Great Northern Ry—Daily train, arrives
10:30 a. in., leaves at 2 p.m., H. A. Cook,
Agent.
Mails Daily from the west via Hedley
Stage; from eiist via G. N. Ry.; Tri-week-
y via Penticton Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business institutions see advertiements in this paper.)
Merry Christmas !
The thermometer touched zero on
Wednesday night for the first time
this winter.
Norman Cameron, of J. A. Mc-
Alpine's office, is spending the holidays at Spokane.
Ed Lee is building an addition to
Geo. Milbiirn's house, which J. R.
Shaw is to occupy shortly.
The days are lengthening again
after getting down to about one
hour's direct sunshine in the twenty-four, in the lower town.
C. A. McDonald left on Wednesday to spend the holidays with
friends at Calgary and other points
on the prairies.
A good many men ofthe railway
construction force have gone out
during the past few days to spend
the holidays at Spokane and elsewhere.
Harry Yerrall left on Thursday
for Vernon, where he will spend the
holidays and afterwards remain for
a while to attend to some orchard
work.
Dr. Simmons, dentist, of Greenwood, went up the valley on Tuesday. He will return about New
Year's and spend a few days at
Keremeos.
Instead of keeping to the usual
banking hours, Ihe Eastern Townships Bank office here will hereafter
close its doors for the noon hour,
from 12 to 1.
Hugh Hunter, gold commissioner
of Princeton, was in town on Saturday to meet his sister-in-law, Miss
Olding of (irand Forks, who will
spend the Christmas school vacation
at Princeton.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Kirby arrived
home on Wednesday from Spokane.
Mr. Kirby remarks that the people
Of Spokane arc complaining of dull
times, but as far as he observed the
place appeared lo be fully as lively
as Keremeos.
Dr. Jermyn, the Canadian government veterinary, formerly stationed at Bridesville, and who has
been doing duty at various pons the
past summer and fall, has returned
to Bridesville. He will probably be
permanently located there.—Moboo
Leader.
VV. Merchant of Victoria, inspector of customs, was in tiiwn from
Monday to Wednesday inspecting
the local customs office, which he
found in a thoroughly satisfactory
condition. This is Mr. Marcliant's
first official trip through this dis-
trict, to which he was assigned a
couple of months ago in succession
to Mr.  Busby.     He was  astonished
at the volume of import business at
this outport, and was obliged to put
in double shift to get through his
work in the two days he had allotted for it.
Frank Reynolds, who was Mr.
Stoess's assistant during the construction ofthe K. L. Co.'s irrigation system, and afterwards went
with him to Kelowna, arrived on
Tuesday to spend a couple of weeks
holidays with his brother Godfrey
at Keremeos Centre.
V. O. Wilson left on Tuesday for
Vancouver, via Penticton, to spend
Christmas with friends at the coast.
He was accompanied by J. W.
Whitely. After returning to Keremeos Mr. Wilson intends to lease
his property on the south side of
the river and go to the prairies and
take up a homestead.
W. J. Clement, editor of the Penticton Press, is a candidate for the
reeveship of Penticton, his opponent
being E. Foley-Bennett. Both candidates have practically the same
platform of municipal progress, except that Mr. Clement in addition
comes out for the sound principle
of taxation of land values and exemption of improvements.
Through Train Service.
The regular daily train went
through to Princeton for the first
time yesterday, and several passengers went up from Keremeos just
for the novelty of the thing. The
schedule of time has not yet been
fixed exactly, but the following
table is adopted tentatively until
the new run is tested :
Lv. Keremeos 10.30 A, M.
Ar.  Hedley 11.30    "
Ar. Princeton   1.00 P. M.
Lv. Princeton     2.30    "
Ar. Hedley   3.30    "
Ar. Keremeos   4.20    "
The fares also have not been officially announced, but they will
doubtless be the same as on the
G.N.R.'s other lines in Canada—
four cents a mile, which would
make it about six bits to Hedley
and $1.60 to Princeton. The Great
Northern's passenger rate is a cent
a mile higher in Canada than in the
States, but is about the same as
that of the other Canadian roads.
At any rate it looks small in comparison with stage fares.
H. A. Cook, who has been station agent here for some time past,
has been transferred to Princeton,
and will go up to-day to take
charge.    He is succeeded here   by
Amateur astronomers are anxi-jMr. King, who has been stationed
ously scanning the skies these fine ' at Waneta, and who arrived here
nights to get a first glimpse of Hal- 'yesterday.    Mr. Cook Sr., who has
ley's comet. One star-gazer a few
days ago was so sure he had identified the wanderer that he announced
been at Kereineos for a short time,
takes charge of the station at Hedley.     The Princeton station is near-
his discovery  and   even   persuaded   ly ready for occupancy, but at Hed-
himself that he saw it wagging its
tail. But the certificated sky-sharps
assure us that the comet will not
begin to get gorgeous for some
weeks yet.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Elmhirst, of
Carberry, Man., arrived on Monuay
and are spending the holidays u th
the former's brothers, James and
Richard. They are accompanied
by their young son, also by their
son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and
Mrs. John Thompson, who are on a
honeymoon trip. The party will
remain at Keremeos until shortly
after New Year's, when they <vill
take a trip to the Coast before returning east.
ley a box car will have to serve   the
purpose for the present.
Orange Affairs.
At a meetine of Similkameen
L. O. L. on Saturday evening the
following officers were elected for
the ensuing year: W.M., V. O.
Wilson ; I). M.. E. M. Crooker ;
R. S., J. Knudson; F. S., C. V.
Prosser; Treas., K. Lee; Chaplain,
Rev. A. H. Cameron; M. C, P.
Bromley. On the same evening a
Scarlet Chapter of the order was
instituted by J. W. Whitely, provincial organizer, with the following
officers : Companion in Command,
IV  M, Cindy;   Deputy   C. in C,   K.
P, Mi Gillespie, postmaster at Mills; Sec, J. Knudson; Tic.is.,
Hedley, was married on Monday, : E. M. Crooker.
the 20th inst., to Miss Alice McLean, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Wm McLean of Hedley. The ceremony was performed early in the
day, after which the happy couple
drove to Keremeos and took the
train for the south. Mr. and Mrs.
Gillespie, who are well known in
Keremeos, were met at the station
by a large number of their friends
and subjected to the usual rites.
They will make a short honeymoon
trip to Spokane and other points
south.
Mrs. T. M. Fain II returned home
on Tuesday from Spokane after the
burial of her little daughter Frances,
whose sad death was announced
last week. The journey to Spokane
was a fruitless one so far as getting
surgical aid for the child was concerned, since she passed away before an operation could be attempted. V. H. Parsons of Olalla, who
went down to assist in the funeral
arrangements, also returned home
on Tuesday. TENDERS CALLED.
Abbotsford to Hope and Tulameen to Princeton G. T. P.
and C. N. R. Also Outlining
Ambitious Programs.
Railway men take as an indication that no time will be lost in
starting construction of the remaining sections of the V. V. & E. the
fact that tenders are being called by
the Great Northern for the building
of two links of the line between
Princeton and the coast.
Tenders are being' asked for the
construction of the section between
Abbotsford and Hope, a distance of
78 miles To the former place Great
Northern steel is now laid.
Another tender is asked for the
building of the line from Princeton
west to Tulameen, a shorter mileage than the other section. Tenders
for the remaining section, the one
between Tulameen and Hope, have
not yet been called for.
Several well known contractors
have been examining the ground
and arranging to figure on the work.
They include Charles LaFollette, of
Guthrie & Co. of St. Paul, large
Great Northern contractors, and
J. A Kellatt of Foley, Welch &
Stewart.
G.T. P.'S  NEW ROl'TK   TO   VANCOUVER.
The Grand Trunk Pacific railway
lias abandoned its plan of building
a branch line from the Yellowhead
pass at the summit of the Rockies
to Vancouver, paralleling the route
adopted by the Canadian Northern.
It now proposes to build by a slightly longer one, but one which will
open up an entirely new country.
This is indicated by an application
just made to the Dominion parliament asking for an amendment to
the company's act of incorporation
and seeking for legislation authorizing the new route and an issue of
bonds to the extent of $50,000 a
mile. The branch line, it is proposed, will run south from a point
on the main line between Moose
Lake and Tete Jaune Cache, thence
through the range to the Clearwater
river, Bonaparte river, Seaton and
Anderson lakes and I.illoet river, or
the Squamish river, or between   the
last two rivers to Vancouver,
Those familiar with the route
state that it has many points of
superiority over the Canadian Northern route, in that it will travel se
proven mining and agricultural districts like Cariboo and Lillooet.
The line will run down the Clearwater, which in turn empties into
the North Thompson. F'rom the
Clearwater a low pass will give an
easy grade to the Bonaparte river,
which will be followed south until
the line will swing west across the
Fraser and into the Lillooet country.
Near Seaton and Anderson lakes
the company will have the choice of
three routes into Vancouver. One
will be via Pemberton Meadows and
the Squamish river to the upper end
of Howe Sound and Ihence along
the coast to North  Vancouver  and
via a bridge across the Second
Narrows. 'The second route will
be south via the Lillooet river and
Harrison lake to the Fraser river,
and thence west to Vancouver. The
third route, said to possess equal
advantages, is from the Lillooet
river south over a divide and thence
into North Vancouver via the head
ofthe north arm of Burrard Inlet.
The Grand Trunk Pacific originally proposed to build soulh from
Fort George, several hundred miles
west of Yellowhead Pass. Later it
sought to parallel the Canadian
Northern route, its application being strongly opposed by the latter
corporation when the matter was
dealt with by the minister of railways. In view of this opposition
and the fact that an equally good
route was available, the Grand
Trunk Pacific seems to have concluded that it would be better to
build through northern Cariboo and
Lillooet. The line will cross the
Fraser below Clinton.
C. N. R.   ON   THE   ISLAND.
Advices from Victoria state that
the negotiations that have been in
in progress during several weeks
past for the sale to the Canadian
Northern of the charter and interests
of the Victoria and Barkley Sound
railway company have been virtually completed and the local company
will be formally absorbed on the
arrival of William Mackenzie, the
Canadian Northern president, who
will leave Toronto, accompanied by
General Counsel Lash and Secretary
Moore, for Victoria on Jan. 2, intending to remain there until the
legislation giving effect to the bargain made for construction through
British Columbia is passed by the
Legislature and receives the assent
of Governor Patterson. The local
company has made an active beginning hy the completion of surveys
for some 50 miles out of Victoria,
and these being taken over by the
C.N.R. will greatly expedite the
preliminary arrangements for the
construction of the Vancouver Island portion of the third Canadian
transcontinental line. It is estimated that about $18,000 has been
expended by the local company, in
which M. B. Carlin holds a controlling interest, in incorporation, surveys, and incidental preliminary
operations.
Right of way has been secured
for the Okanogan electric railroad,
which is surveyed from Nighthawk
to Brewster, I hence to Bridgeport
and on to Spokane, according to
reports received. 'The company is
securing the right of way ami in
most cases it is costing lhem but
$1 each transfer. 'The transfers are
being made Io lhem under the condition that the road will be in operation within one year from date.
This is the road that was promoted
bjf A. Mi Dewey and which has
been the subject of much discussion
throughout the Okanogan country.
Dewey, it is said, is no longer connected with the road. — Moloon
Leader.
When In
Keremeos
•top at the
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
Tourists
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.
J Office of B.C. Fruit
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
SHAW'S  BIG  STORE.
HEADQUARTERS
SANTA CLAUS
We take this opportunity of extending tlie season's
greetings to our many customers who have
favored us with their patronage and
solicit  a  continuance  of the
same.    To all we offer
our   heartiest
wishes
for
A Merry Christmas and
A Happy New Year!
A suitable present for one and all can  be bought
here.    See our goods—get our prices.
A fresh stock of Fancy Chocolates just received.
Remember, cash buyers get a discount at our store.
J. R. SHAW.
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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1909.
Candidates' Deposits.
A proposal   tli.it   was   introduced
in Parliament a few daya ago,  and
that provoked considerable debate
was a bill to amend the Dominion
Flections Act in two respects—to
repeal the sections requiring a deposit ol $200 trom candidates, aad
to make election day a public holiday. The bill was introduced by
Mr. Maedonell of Toronto, and was
opposed by the government and
shelved. The main argument advanced by the advocates of the bill
for the abolition of the deposit by
candidates was that it was a needless restriction on the people's
choice of a representative, amounting practically to forcing a candidate to put np a bet that he would
secure a certain number of votes.
It was pointed out that no deposit
was required in Ontario provincial
elections, yet there were no more
candidatex in them than in Dominion elections ; nevertheless thc government refused to accept the
amendment,
To the proposal that election da)
be made it holiday all sorts of objections w-re raised. It would tend
to produce disorder. It would
oblige workingmen to lose a day'i
wages. It would cause many voters
who thought mote of a day's enjoy -
nien than of their electoral duty  to
leave home the night before election
day aad not be on hand to vote ;
aad so on. That proposition also
was turned down.
In speaking of the tendency to
"frivolous candidacy" that the re-
quiremenl of a S200 deposit waa
designed to check, Mr. Aylesworth,
Minister of Justice, gave ns an
instance a story of I Mgh-claaa
"remittance man" of long ago,
which besides being amusing happens to be true. Aboul twenty
years ago there lived a distinguished
gentleman io the city Of Toronto,
who, whenever there was an election, a general election or a by-
election anywhere io that section,
managed to obtain a nomination for
himself. He did not generally receive mora than a doaen or tarenty
votes in the whole constituency,
and it was it standing joke which
nobody could understand. Hut in
course of time it transpired that ihis
gentleman had the fortune to have
some wealthy relatives in the old
country, and the nomination regularly at each election was an admirable excuse to elicit their sympathies
and financial aid.
Martin Burrell in speaking on the
bill, while not ready to accept  it at
I once, maintained that it was right
in principle and should be given
thorough consideration instead of
being shelved. He said : "I must
confess that my mind is open with
regard to the question of the deposit, and 1 think there is a great
deal tO be said for and againat it,
but it does seem to me that the
proposal to abolish it deserves more
consideration than a cold six months
hoist. Then, with regard to the
principle that on election day there
should be a holiday to give every
voter a reasonable opportunity to
exercise his franchise, I do not
think any man can say that principle is not worthy of acceptance.
In the province of British Columbia
we keep the polls open until seven
o'clock at night in order to give
every man who is employed in business or in the mills or in the mines
a fair opportunity to exercise his i
franchise. As was pointed out by
my hon. friend (Mr. Doherty), what j
; is the good of our boasting as we
| do about the sacred right of the
j franchise and the triumph of democracy, when vve do not really try to
make it sacred by emphasizing the \
vital Importance to every man of
the step he is about to take when
he casts his vote. We talk about a
holiday in very truth it would be a
holy day if vve could impress upon
the mind of every voter the great
national importance of electing men
who would legislate for the   welfare
of the country."
K
eremeos Hardware
Shelf and Heavy Hardware,
Stoves and Ranges,
Paints, Oils.
COAL OIL. TURPENTINE. GASOLINE.
E. M. CROOKER.
PRINCETON
COAL
We have a car of this fine domestic coal on order which
is expected to arrive soon.     Leave your order with us.
TWEDDLE & ELMHIRST.
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMEOS and HEDLEY, B.C.
An effective  barrier   against   the1
inllux of Chinese into   New  Zealand
has been raised by   the   new   immigration act.    In addition to paying
a poll tax of $500, Chinese have to
undergo a teal Of their knowledge
ofthe English language. The new,
hurdle has proved too stiff, and i
since the new act came into Operation early in October of last year DO
Chinese have arrived at the port of
Auckland lo attempt to satisfy its
provisions. Any Chinese domiciled
in New Zealand may go to v isit his
ancestral graves, and may return to
the   Dominion   within  four  yean
without let  or  hindrance,   provided
be satisfies the authorities that he
has really been there before, For
lhat purpose he is photographed,
and his linger prints are taken before he goes, and he is furnished
with a permit, and when he returns
be merely has to produce this aiul
satisfy the somewhat exacting demands of the linger print.
Editor Blatcbford of the clarion,
England's foremost Socialistic organ, has returned from a visit lo
Germany, and urges all classes to
lay aside their differences and prepare to defend the country Irani
German invasion, even if conscription is needed. lie says conscription or some form of general enlistment would not be objectionable
now if the laboring people were
assured that the soldiers would not
be used against them in case Of
strikes. The announcement is considered serious as an indication of
the danger, for Socialism is generally opposed |0 War   and Blatchford
is a man of Influence and education
and one not likely to be carried
away by a scare.
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
for Teams
Good Rigs
s   J_,        Careful Drivers
-.    ---***-mom?___***^*
Draying
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give Ul a trial.
D. J. INNIS,
Proprietor.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
Eastern Townships Bank.
ESTABLISHED   1859.
IlKAI.   Ol I M I .
Capital and Reserve,
SmaaaooKB, cVihk.
$5,000,000.00
Transacts | general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Savings  Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,  subject  to no delay in  withdrawal  of all  Of  any  portion.
Keremeoa Branch.
R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager. FIVE CHOICE 10-ACRE LOTS
PLANTED AND IN BEARING—Now For Sale at Reasonable Prices.
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 vallev and a prosperous
settlement.
The  properties are  being  offered   in   1, 3,  5 and   10 acre   Blocks with   a  well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.     One-third cash.     Balance in 3 payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $175 to $300 an acre.    Town lots $100, $200 and $300.
Five choice 10-acre lots (bearing;) for sale at reasonable prices.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
KEREMEOS. B.C.
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The Chronicle
Wishes
All Its Readers
A Merry Christmas
and
A Happy New Year
XXXXXXXXXXXJJXXltXXXXXXXXXXMXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Capital Case Appealed.
One of the criminal cases to come
before the court of appeal when it
holds its lirst sitting at Victoria on
Jan. 4 is the reserve case regarding
Robert Walker, a white man, and
William Chinley, an Indian. These
men are under sentence of death for
the murder of an Indian woman
named Agnes, who vvas killed in a
brutal   fashion   on   the   reservation
at Quesnel.
The execution was to take place
on Friday the 17th inst., but in
view of the reserve case which was
granted by Mr. Justice Morrison,
the trial judge, a reprieve to Feb.
20 has been allowed. The crown
case vvas conducted by the attorney
general in person at this trial, while
the accused were defended by Stuart
Henderson. The latter objected to
the admission of iii ante-mortem
statement, and the legal position as
to the admissibility of this will be
argued before the  court of appeal.
Another Letter-writing Fraud.
Seattle, Dec. 20. — l.dvvard H.
Stubley to-day faces a maximum
sentence of six years in prison for
hav ing used the mails lo defraud.
He vvas found guilty on four counts
in the federal court, the penally on
each count being eighteen months
imprisonment. Stubley, who is an
Englishman, with a police record in
several coast cities in both the
United States and British Columbia,  w.is  convicted   ol   having   ab-
THE GRAYS' CHRISTMAS
STOCKING.
[BV Mrs. C. C. Kkki.kr.)
The last stick of wood had been
neatly piled behind the stove, the
last pie had joined its mates on a
shelf already crowded vvith jellies,
tarts, cakes, and—best of all in the
children's eyes—a large goose, and
Mrs. Gray was putting the finishing
touches to a neatly spread table,
when a merry shout was heard of
"Here she comes, mamma ! Here's
Katie !" followed by a breath of
frosty air from the open door as
little Lilian sped down the path and
threw herself like a small whirlwind
into the anus of this darling older
sister, who had come from Aunt
Mollie'a to spend Christmas at
home.
Neither of the girls had noticed a
dark object drop on the floor of the
porch, but the keen eyes of little
Tovvser were not so careless, aiul a
merry half-hour he spent while Jack
aiul Harry entertained the girls and
their mother with stories of Tow-
ser's latest tricks and wise ways.
"Mother, where can Lilian's hood
bar I can't find it anywhere, and I
think I hear the lirst bell ringing,"
came in perplexed tones from the
bed-room. "We will be late for
sure," said Katie, as she had just
finished dressing little Lilian for
lhat most wonderful of all childish
pleasures, a Christinas tree.
"I don't know, dear.    Let me see
she had il on when she ran to
meet vou," and in  a   moment    Mrs.
think of nothing but that awful
stocking.
Poor Lilian could not understand
why Katie hurried them away so
quickly instead of chatting as usual
with her friends, whose smiles then
seemed to the sensitive girl more of
amusement than welcome.
Kven Tom's hearty greeting was
received coldly, and the little one
felt that in some way she was to
blame for the distress, and she tried
to comfort Katie by saying :
"Wasn't it fine, Katie, that we
lost mother's good stocking in the
church, where there were lots of
lights? Just think, we might never
have found it if it had been out on
the dark street."
Katie, hurt as she was, could not
refrain from smiling, accompanied,
however, by a mental vow that if
ever again poverty and necessity
forced her to such a makeshift, she
would firmly fasten it in.
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Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OK  V.VI.K.
AKE NOTICK that Manuel Handlo. tl  Warn
mens, occupation Fnrwmr, motottt to tmttf
for permission to purchase tin- njflowlng dicnn.il
lands: Commencing at a post planted at tin northeast corner oflot JS9, thenoe north 41) chains, tlu met
west 20chains, thence south 41) chains, thence east
20 eliains to point ol commencement, HO acres.
Manckl Hakcho.
26th Oetoher. 1909.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
F. SCHNEIDER
Machinery Repaired.
GENERAL BLACKSMITH.
KEREMEOS.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OK YALK.
PAKi: NOTICE that Frederick I'. Sadler, of
* Cambridge, England. Inspector ol' Inland
Revenue intends to apply tor permission to purchase
tin- following described lands:-Commencing at a
post planted at the southeast corner of lot 17'>1.
group 1, Oso\oos. thence north 40 chains, theme
east 20 eliains. thence south 40 chains, thence west
20 chains to point of commencement, HO acres more
or less.
Kkkhkrick Patter Sahi.hk
Ml October. 1909. Hv his Agent,
w. c. Wan.
■traded letters to guests in rooming\Qny ',vtumoj tlvnl the  porch   with
houses and writing   appeals   in   the
oame of the person to relatives and
friends for money, claiming the person was ill and in a destitute condition,     lie would then   obtain   the
a moist ball of tattered wool, all
lhat remained of the pretty blue
hood Lilian  had   been  so   proud  to
weiit.
"You had better go tin   vvith  the
letters    containing    the    money    or   ,,ovs    R.1(io        Nwf   mi,K,    , i|ian
cheques and keep the proceeds. Ij im,      w< ^j, ^ ,o   ^ ;i(
Miss   EVS    Mahoney   of  Toronto   |)onK,       |Vrh;ips   another   time'she
testiliedth.it   she   re.eived   a   letter   ^JH be mora CarafilL"
purporting to have been written   bv
a   Meild   on   behalf   of   her   uncle,
Hut   the   great   tears    falling    it
| showers from the baby eves sharp
Frank ciaughn.     She said  she  sent   0|K,t, K.uic^ wi(s
Ihe money asked,    liaughii testified
he was not responsible for the letter
aiul received no monev.
Several other young   women also
testified to similar lads, all   stilting
Tying a pretty blue ribbon around
her old sailor, she tried it on the
little one's head, but it vvas too
large. In her haste she thought-
ssly picked up a dark woolen cloth
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OF V.VI.K.
T AKE NOTICI-: that II. A. Haicclo. of Keremeos.
ivcupation Farmer, intends lo apply for per-
StmWaOa lo purchase the lollouing described lands:
Commencing at a post planted aUutt one and .1 halt
riulrs east et the south-east corner oi William Cohen's pre-emption, thenee north 2" chains, thence
east 20 ch litis, tluiu i south 20 chains, tlu-n, \,,st
tn chains ,., point of commencement.   10 acres.
Hi NKV At.I.AN  HaKCMO.
27th October. 1909.
BUL HS from the best European  and Japan
grow ers.
HOME CROWS' fruit and ornamental ttOtt
—(frown on upland soil without irrigation
in the only part ni tlu- American continent
not infested with San Jose scale.
tiarden. Field and Flower Seeds,tested st.vk
from the beat gtOOSOtt in the world.
Wire Fencing and Oatcs.        Spr.iv   Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Hec Supplies.     Cut Flowers.
Spraying Materials, etc.
White lalxir onlv.
157-pajfe catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
tir.rn Umist-s and Siitl
Houses.
.1010 WESTMINSTER ROM.
Vancouver    -    -    B.C.
Branch Niirvi-ri.'s   S. Vuoouvir.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
BENNETT & FORD,    -     -    Proprietors.
a B. BENNETT, Manager.
that they re.eived appeals lor funds   ,mm ,nlo fa
purporting tO be in  the  interests of
relatives, who  were   said   10   be   ill
and in financial straits.
On direct   examination   Stubley
KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET
crown of the hat to hold it   up from
the child's ears, then for warmth as
'well as to keep the hat  on  she  tied
on one oi her own veils.
admitted that  he had served a petii-       T|u, ^^ wm rcMM |n ^^
tcnli.iry  sentence   at    Walla   Willi..   ,|,o veil removed, and all thoroughly
and   one  jail    sentence    in    British   enjoyed the program ;  and  the bril-
Columbia.
There will be local option contests
in l()l municipalities in Ontario on
Jan. 3rd, and a strong campaign is
being made by the Dominion Alliance. A strong corps of speakers
is in the field.
The town of C'teston is moving
to get the provincial government to
establish an experimental fruit farm
on a tract of land near that town
held under a timber least and now
denuded of timber.
liantly lighted  tree  was a  feast  for
the children's eyes.
Lilian sat very quietly until Santa
ClaUS began to unload the tree ;
then the little head began to bob up
and down, and a sudden turn to see
Harry's skates sent the hat Hying
into the aisle, and out rolled one ol
Mrs. Gray's stockings, just at Ihe
feet of one of Katie's special friends,
merry Toyne Robins. In an instant
it vvas in Katie's hands, but her
pleasure was over for the evening.
Met cheeks burned, and  she could
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
FREK DELIVERY.
Speci.il contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIDES.
GEO. CAWSTON. Orange Lodge at Hedley. Australia's Great Coal Strike.
A lodge of the Loyal Orange order
was organized at Hedley on Monday evening by J. W. Whitely, provincial organizer, assisted by members of other existing neighboring
lodges. From Similkameen lodge,
D. McCurdy, C. V. Prosser, Vincent Wilson and Rev. G. R. B. Kinney were in attendance. Twelve
members were admitted on certificate, and five new ones were initiated. In addition to these there are
several others who wish to enter,
but who for various reasons were
unavoidably absent from the organization meeting, enough to make a
total of about 25. A large proportion of the members are comparatively young men.
The following officers were elected :   W.M., John Jamieson; D.M.,
A.J. King; Chaplain, Albert Wilkinson ; R.S., F. A. J. Oollemore ;
F.S., Jas. Innis ; Treasurer, Norman Weir; Lecturer, B. R. Barlow;
D. ofC, Martin Carscallen ; Committee, F. Bills, M. Jacombs, A. G.
Humphrey, M. Pickard, and G. H.
Sproule.
Aftet the meetingr a very enjoyable banquet was held. The new
lodge vvill hold its meetings for the
time being in Fraternity Hall, on
the third Monday of each month,
but expects before a groat while to
have a hall of its own.
Local and General.
Born—At Keremeos, on the 17th
inst., to Mr. and Mrs. O. H. Carle,
a son.
Balfour, across Kootenay Lake
from Proctor, has been selected by
the C.P.R. for its tourist hotel.
Murdoch Seaman, mate of the
Steamer Okanagan, died of typhoid
fever hist week in   Vernon hospital. \
The University  of Copenhagen,
to which Or. Cook submitted his
records, has returned a verdict that
he fails to show any proof of his
claim of having reached the north
pole. His firmest adherents now
admit that he simply attempted a
stupendous take.
Lord Xortheliffe, the noted Knglish publisher, who recently  made a
viait to Canada, is of opinion that
English farmers make a mistake in
settling 00 the prairies, where they
do not understand the conditions,
but would be pretty sure to do well
in Brilish Columbia.
Engineer Russell, now revising
the line between Granite Creek and
Princeton, is expected to finish this
week. No right-of-way has heen
purchased as yet. The Russell party
will proceed to Oroville and run a
line up the Okanagan river to Penticton.—Princeton Star.
The Socialistic paper in Spokane,
angered by the refusal of the city to
allow speakers to hold meetings on
the streets within the fire limit,
urged the trampling of the U. S.
Bag imder foot in the dirt. The
issue was suppressed by the police
and the publishers arrested.
The big coal strike was the one
theme on which the arrivals from
Australia on the steamer Aorangi
would talk. According to the officers
of the ship there were 25 steamers
tied up at Sidney, all the result of
the strike. Business was being tied
up in every direction and the movement threatened to spread to practically all the lines that are well
organized. Coal is still selling at
$15 a ton, and it is with difficulty
that any quantity can be secured
even at that price. In the near
future it will be impossible to secure
it at any price.
In Australia it is illegal for men
to strike without first submitting
their grievances to a board of arbitration. The workings of this board
are said to be sometimes rather
slow, and the miners are impatient
at certain alleged grievances. The
result was that they decided to
break the law by all   leaving work.
Nearly all the coal mines in Australia are in New South Wales, an#
all the mines there are tied up.
There are a few mines in Queensland, and these are still working,
but when the steamer left it was
expected that they would be tied up
within a few days. This would stop
the whole coal supply of the country, and vvith it all shipping and
many of the manufactures.
While the movement is ostensibly
for the purpose ot securing some
concessions from the owners of the
mines, it is in reality a large revolutionary move for the purpose of
compelling the state to take over
the niinr-s. Just before the Aorangi
left, the premier made a proposal
by which enough men should return
to dean up the mines, aad that the
grievances should all be settled by
arbitration,   but   this   vvas   refused,
and in the  meantime   the   Labor
party is strongly urging the nationalization of the mines.
The strike vvas brought on at a
time best suited to the men. It is
summer at present in Australia, .and
in their warm climate nothing is at
present required but a little food.
Then it is the season when the wool
is shipped. As Australia produces
more than half of the wool of the
world, it can easily be imagined
what huge dimensions the business
has attained. Numerous ships aie
employed in carrying away this crop
Ui the markets ofthe world, mostly
to (ireat Britain, but these are unable to operate without coal. The
result is that the wool is tied up.
An unfortunate accident happened
at the Mother Lode mine at I'lnrnix
last week, in which William Funis
lost his lite. A round of holes had
been blasted in a stope on the 60-
foot level of the mine about midnight, and an hour or so later Funis
with a fellow employee went to investigate the result of the blasting.
He was on an incline in the stope
when a large rock rolled down upon
him and   crushed   him   so   that   he
died a few minutes later. Deceased
was about 45 years of age, and had
been employed in Phcenix and other
camps in the Boundary. He leaves
a wile and one young child.
The Church Aid will give a pink
tea in the town hall on New
Vear's eve, Dec. 31. Everybody
cordially invited to attend. A spicy
program will be rendered.
GEO. H. BROUGHTON,
H.C. & D.L.S., t'.RAD. S.P.S.
Civil Engineer & Land Surveyor
Wads Block,
PENTICTON,   -    -   B.C.
NOTICE.
TRANSI I K Ol   RI TAIL 1.101 OR I.ICtv.SK.
I. Percy Mark, inletul   to   applv   to   the
Superintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Ilussev, Victoria, HA'., for permission to
transfer the retail liquor lie,use lielil by
tne, ia respect of the premises known as
the Alkazar Hotel, Keremeos,  to   GSorge
Burton Bsnnstl ami Chester Bed Ford.
I'krcv Mark.
Keremeos, Dee. 1,  1909.
Tinsmithing.
All  kinds ol Sheet   Metal  Work  in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
FAVKTHOll.tllM.   A   SPECIALTY.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Now is the time to repaii
your stoves ready for winter. Heaters of all kinds
relined ou  shortest  notice.
H. R Meausette,
[OvwXcrMMM Hanlwurv Slorr. ]
SIMILKAMEEN
SADDLERY CO.
AT
Keeler's Restaurant
You can gel
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenlv-one Meals for Six  Hollars.
Hereafter ear leasee wMt be of regular
uniform weight whieh vve will sell as follows
One for leu eents.
Twelve for one dollar.
Pies,    Cakes,    Doughnuts   or    Biscuits
made when ordered.
G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
WM. DALRYMPLE.
GENERAL  BLACKSMITH.
Yonr  Patronage  Solicited.     Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
I Keremeos Centre. I
P. BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
KEREMEOS, B.C.
TOMMY SING.
Contracts For Work.
I..tnd seruliliod or any kind ol  work taken
by Contract at reason.iklS rites.
Silk Handkerchiefs Sold Cheap
Imported du,,!  from  China.
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
—o—
Whips.    Hits,   Spurs,    Melts,    Etc.,
kept in stock.
SING LEE
Laundry
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
WINQ SING & CO.
Oeneral  Merchants and   Laundry
Employment
CONTRACTORS
For a luxurious Shave,
Hair-Cut or Bath go to
Booster's Gonsorial flterlor
BOX TRADE IN CIGARS A SPECIALTY.
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
TOOL TABLK IN CONNI.CTION.
A. J. 8AUNDERS, Keremeos.

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