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The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
No. 37
Notary Public.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Aeeidenl and Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Notary Public.
Office   ....    Keremeos, B.C.
Estimates Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Plastering, Cement Work, Chimneys
CEMENT \ For Sale
BRICK      J
Kerk.mkos, B.C.
L.O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
the full moon in eaeh month
in    Keremeos    Town     Hall
Visiting members cordially invited.
C l. Cvnama, w. M.
D. McL't rpv.R. S.
Staffe Lines.
Kkrkmkos H.im.kv Mvu. Stack.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday,
at 1 p.m.; connecting with all stages   east
and west, arrives in lledlev at 5 p.m.
Leaves lledlev daily, exeepl Sunday, at
8 a.m., arrives in Kereineos at 11 a.m.
D. J. Innis, I'roprielor.
Kkrkmkos Penticton Mail Stack.
Leaves Keremeos for l'eniieton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves I'entieton on Tuesday s, Thursdays and Saturdays al 6 a. m., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. V. Wki.bv, Propretor.
Keremeos Directory.
Board of Trade - George Kirhv. 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. C.im-
eron, Pastor.
Methodist Church-Rev. G. R. B. Kin-
nev. B.A.. Pastor.
Church of England Service weekly, 11
a.m. and 7..Ill p.m. in School House. Rev.
A. II. RaaiaaMj M. A. Incmbenl.
Con-table and Dcpulv Game Warden
M. B. Kwart.
Coroner -On M. D, McEwen.
Justices of the Peace T. W. Coleman,
Frank Richter.
Postmaster anil Telephone Agent Geo.
Member of Parliament Martin Burrell,
Grand Forks, P. O.
Member Pnu in, ial Assembly—L. W.
Shatford, I'entieton P. O.
Town Hall—J. J. Armstrong. Mgr.
Kereineos Hall    Geo. Loudon, Mgr,
Great Northern Ry Daily train, arrives
10:.TO a. m., leaves at 2 p.m., H. A. Cook,
Mails Ilaily from the west via Hedley
Stage; horn easl via G. N. Ry.; Tri-weekly via Penlielon Stage from Ihe north.
(For Mercantile and other Business institutions see advertiements in this paper.)
Bengough to-morrow night.
For good fifteen-cent bargains see
Keeler's window Saturday, Dec. 4.
Homer McLean, and Messrs. MacHaffie and Chamberlain of the Bank
of B.N.A., Hedley, were in Keremeos over Sunday.
H. A. Turner of Fairview was in
town on Monday taking a final look
around before completing his assessment for the ensuing year.
Mr. John Mattiee is seriously ill
from the effects of an abscess on
the neck. For about two weeks it
has troubled him, and as blood
poisoning has set in his condition is
Mrs. F. Richter left for Victoria
on Friday on receipt of a message
saying that her daughter Freda,
who is attending school at the capital, was seriously ill of tonsilitis.
Word has since been received here
that the patient is improving.
General sympathy is felt for VV.J.
Clement, editor of the Penticton
Press, in the death of his wife,
which occurred on Monday of last
week. The deceased came to Penticton from Vancouver only about
eleven months ago as a bride.
Rev. Dr. White, Superintendent
of Methodist Missions in B.C., is
expected to arrive in the valley tomorrow (Saturday). On Sunday he
will conduct services at Hedley, and
on Monday evening vvill deliver a
lecture, accompanied by limelight
views, in the Keremeos church.
Everybody invited to attend. A collection vvill be taken at the door.
A large party of merrymakers assembled last Friday evening at the
dance given by J. E. Coulter in the
new barn on VV. H. Armstrong's
ranch, several groups going down
front town in carriages and on hand
cars. An eclipse of the moon formed an unforeseen part of the evening's entertainment ; it supplied a
splendid excuse for delaying the departure for home for an hour or so.
It is stated that Thos. Hradshaw,
lhe genial proprietor of the hostelry
at Fifteen-mile Creek, is negotiating for the management of the
Great Northern hotel in Hedley,
either by lease or purchase. On
Wednesday he passed through to
Penticton on business connected
with the transaction. The closing
of wayside inns is but a natural
sequence to the supplanting of the
old stage coach by the iron horse.
When D. Gillespie closed his livery barn here recently he withdrew
his stage from the Keremeos-Hedley run, leaving the field to D. J.
Innis. Soon afterwards F. Revely
of Hedley,  thinking   there   was   an
opening in view, put one of his
stages on the route. Mr. Innis
promptly retaliated by putting a
stage on the Hedley-Penticton route
in opposition to Mr. Revely's. This
doubling up having proved unprofitable to hoth, peace has now been
concluded and one stage taken off
from each route, Mr. Revely withdrawing from the lower one and
Mr. Innis from the upper one.
About the first of the year J. H.
Kennedy expects to transfer his
residence from Keremeos to Abbots-
ford, the present terminus of the
western portion of the V. V. & E.
From there he vvill direct the extension of the line to Hope, a distance
of about fifty miles, and will also
oversee the work of construction
between Princeton and Tulameen,
which is to be carried on simultaneously with the work on the other
side of the mountains.
King Kennedy, the veteran and
versatile variety artist, after giving
an entertainment at the Centre on
Saturday evening the 20th, found
himself unable to continue his trip
up the valley as he had intended on
account of the non-arrival of some
expected supplies. After waiting
for nearly a week, he gave an entertainment in the town hall on Thursday evening, just to keep his hand
in. As it was election night, 'ie had
of course only a skeleton house.
A finely illustrated book entitled
•'Progressive F"emie" has just been
issued from the office of the F"ernie
Ledger. It gives :l we" written
history of the rapid rise of the
flourishing little city, of the great
catastrophe that swept it off the
face of the earth a little over a year
ago, and of its swift resurrection in
a better and stabler form than ever.
A very interesting description is
also given of the coal mines, Fer-
nie's chief industry. The publication is a highly creditable one to
the Ledger and a valuable advertisement for the town
The railway line from here to
Princeton may now be said to be
complete and ready for operation.
H.A. K. Drury, the government inspector, has finished his examination of the track, and is said to be
fully satisfied that it is up to all
requirements ; and Mr. Kennedy
has wired to the ti. N. management
that the running of trains may be
started at any time now. The telegraph connection to Princeton was
completed on Wednesday. It is
likely that the regular train will be
put on the run directly, and a time
table made out as soon as a test is
made. The stations yet remain to
be put up, which vvill be done perhaps in a couple of months, box
cars being used as a makeshift in
the meantime.
Sends an Appreciative Message
to the Electors:
The following telegraphic message from Premier McBride was received on Saturday :
Victoria, B.C., Nov. 27.
Chronicle, Keremeos :
I am deeply grateful to the people
of British Columbia for the recognition which the government and
my policy have received at the polls.
The result did not come wholly
as a surprise, for I was convinced
from the indications that the Attorney-General and I met with all over
the country during our tour that it
would be veritably a clean sweep
for the Conservative policy in British Columbia.
The people of the province have
shown unreservedly their confidence
in the proposals to bring in the
Canadian Northern railway line and
to extend the Kettle River Valley
railway's operation.
Between now and the session of
the Legislature, which it is expected
will open on January 20 next, no
time will he lost in concluding the
final agreement to be submitted to
Parliament containing specifically
all the terms that I have promised
to the people. The railway legislation will have first place in the sessional program, and tho bill will be
passed as expeditiously as possible
This may be taken as the commencement by this government of a
very substantial and progressive
policy of development by railway-
And I want especially to thank
the Conservative press throughout
the province; all the speakers who
have assisted upon Ihe platform
during the campaign just ended ;
the workers whose unremittant industry has largely contributed to
success ; and lastly, I want to acknowledge to the country the efficient and invaluable services rendered
during the campaign by my colleague, the Hon. W. J. Bowser.
No leader could have a more faithful and energetic lieutenant than I
possess in the Attorney-General.
Encouraged and supported by the
strongly expressed confidence ofthe
people, I hope lo so carry on the
affairs of British Columbia as to
secure for the province the fullest
and largest measure of substantial
progress and prosperity.
Ru iiakp McBaiDB.
The Church Aid will give a pink
tea in the town hall on New
Year's eve, Dec. 31. Everybody
cordially invited to attend. A spicy
program will be rendered.
Bengough, Keremeos Hall, Keremeos Centre, Dec. 4. BEATEN BY MOSQUITOES.
Experience of a Traveling Minister in Olden Days.
In 1860 Rev. John Sheepshanks,
later on the Bishop of Norwich, vvas
traveling through British Columbia.
His book,"A Bishop in the Rough,"
relates his experiences on the Douglas trail, where the greatest discomfort vvas caused by the swarms of
ferocious mosquitoes. He met with
Indians covered with paint, carrying
branches of trees in their hands,
which they were sweeping around
them as they walked. They were
evacuating their country, being
temporarily driven out by these
pests. If by chance a traveler arrived at a clearing or an open space
where there appeared to be an immunity from them, ere long they
would appear.
"Quite early in the morning, after meeting those Indians, I issued
from my tent, and found an open
space on the river's side where I
could get my bath. But no sooner
had I emerged from the water than
I found swarms of mosquitoes assailing me, and do what I would,
slaughter them by dozens, I suffered severely.
"It was on that same day, dining
at a wayside house, that I took part
in a scene that I can never forget.
There were twenty-five men, going
to the mines. Food was on the
table. There was a ceaseless hum
in the apartment, for it was literally
brown with thousands of mosquitoes.
"It was sweltering hot, yet every
man had made himself as impervious as he could. Each man wore
his coat buttoned up, strings were
fastened round his cuffs, and trousers also if he had not on top-boots.
They had gauntlets on their hands,
their hats were on, and veils hanging down covered face and neck.
A man would stick his fork into a
piece of meat and pop it in under
I lie veil as quickly as possible.
When drinking their coffee the men
would hold the cup underneath the
veil, first clearing out the bodies of
the mosquitoes which possibly had
been feeding upon the hairy miner
doaa at hand.
"Not a word was uttered during
that brief meal, for we were beaten
down and cowed by the insects.
The first words spoken were by a
miner in pushing away his chair
from the table, 'Oh, this God-forsaken country !' "
The Full Returns.
Following are the complete figures for Similkameen of the polling
on Nov. 25 :
Lml Option
SlIAT-     El.M- . • ,
team, hirst. For Atfst
Beaverdell  8 2 3 4
Westbridge    17 1 4 14
Rock Creek  20 S II 13
Bridesville  34 18 29 13
Sidley Mountain. .10 11 16 S
Camp MeKinnev . . 5 0 3 2
Fairview  27 7 11 20
Vaseaux Lake .... 3 0 0 3
Okanagan Falls... 32 6 12 23
South Penticton ... 39 5 24 19
Green Mountain... 15 1 8 6
White Lake  2 0 0 1
Olalla  7 7 2 12
Keremeos Centre .18 9 6 21
Keremeos Station . 39 23 30 23
lledlev     68 53 50 31
Princeton  70 47 51 52
Ashnola  4 4 7 1
Granite Creek .... 9 0 1 8
Tulameen  13 6 3 7
440     205     271     278
In the voting for candidates there
were 8 rejected ballots—2 at Fair-
view, 3 at Hedley, and 1 each at
Olalla, Keremeos Centre and Tulameen.
In the local option vote there
were 18 rejected ballots.
The local option vote "for" is 7
less than "against," and 56 less
than one-half the number of voters
who cast their ballots for candidates.
Mr. Elmhirst's vote lacks 15 of
equaling 50 per cent, of that of his
opponent, so that he forfeits his
deposit, as also do a number of
other candidates throughout the
province, among them DeHart in
the Okanagan.
When in
atop at the
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial Men,
and Land-socket s.
Headquarters for all
Stage Routes.
Livery Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy anil
comfortable rooms.
Free bus lo and from
all trains.
Office of B.C. Fruil
Land Co.
Tweddle & Elmhirst,  -  - Proprietors.
What will probably be the highest fence in Canada is in course of
erection between a four-story apartment house, built by Dr. Kennedy
on Elgin street, Ottawa, and the
residence of Dr. Echlin. It will be
forty feet high. Dr. Echlin contends
thmt the apartment house interferes
with the privacy of his home, and
he is compelled to retaliate by constructing the fence. Dr. Kennedy-
admits that Dr. Echlin warned him
of his intention, but says he regarded the threat as a joke.
With one bold dash of his crayon,
Bengough, the noted cartoonist and
all-round entertainer, helps his audience to grasp every point of the
humorous yarns he relates, as he
works in colored chalk on a big pad
of white paper. Not only does he
draw, but he recites funny little
poems of his own composition,
sings, and keeps his audience in a
bubble of continual laughter. The
New York World says of him :
"This Maxim-gun cartoonist would
deftly draw the letters T. E.D., and '■
deftly convert them intothefamili.tr
head of President Roosevelt, smile
and all. Next he would add a few
awkward looking angles, and presto ! in another moment you had a
boy and girl eating apples. And as
for humorous caricatures, he drew
them and drew them, almost in the
blink of an eye." Bengough will
appear in Keremeos Dec. 4.
Bill Bristol a well known Cariboo
old-timer, died at Hope last week.
In the early sixties he joined the
ittsh to Cariboo. After mining in
Cariboo a few years he moved to
Yale, and after mining there for a
time he joined the staff of the old
Canard Express Co. During the
winters he carried mail and express
between Y-ile and New Westminster
for many years, till the advent of
the C.P.R. in fact.
Everything now ready, and Wt will lay aside your
selection that you may not be disappointed on Christmas Eve.
Something For Father - -
■ - Something For Mother - -
- - Something For Sister
A suitable present for one and all can  be bought
here.    See our tfoods—get our prices.
A fresh stock of Fancy Chocolates just received.
Remember, cash buyers get a discount at our store.
i!M!!gMM_i__g_i_a_^_a_a_iM_a_!__!!__! The Keremeos Chronicle. "h i:^h ****'• miuls ma> *****
ecu   influenced   by   considerations
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■font -i IvwtiawDiiU, nidi .is Lost, Pound, Wanted,
etc., net ewceediiw one inch, St.ik) tirst insertion, or
tlmv insertions for $.'.1X1. Local rt'.-ulintf notices,
We. per lim- tirst insertion, l.V. eaeh subsequent in-
.1. A. BROWN, Publisher.
Mr. McBride's Future.
The story keeps persistently crop-
pint; up in different tortus that Premier McBride is nursing an ambition broader than cm find scope
within the bounds ot his native pro-
vince, and that he is  trimming his
sails in provincial politics with a
view that he may enter with eclat
into the federal arena. The usual
form the story takes is that at the
national Conservative convention to
be held next fear Mr. liordeti will
resign the leadership, and that Mr.
McBride, fresh from victory in Hritish Columbia, and sponsored hv
Roblin of Manitoba and bv  lieo. E.
Foster, will take Borden's place,
resigning the provincial   sceptre   to
which touched the larger organization. Mr. McBride adopted a railroad policy modeled upon that
which has proved so triumphant a
success in Manitoba. In the career
of Mr. McBride, his signal triumph
vvill be universally admitted as momentous. He has not yet turned
his fortieth year, and has reasonably a loner course of activity before
him. Out of lha jangling elements
which distracted the affairs of Brit*
ish Columbia he has brought   union I
and order.     Probably  the   province '
"... i
ot which he is  so  distinguished   11
son will continue to absorb  his   at-1
tention tothe end  of his   life,   1  it |
were he called to the wider arei.a of]
Dominion politics it misjht certainly
be British  Columbia's   loss,   but   ii
would not less be Canada's train "
Even the Winnipeg Eree Pro ..
one of Mr. McBride's bitterest opponents during the recent campaign,
reluctantly admits the deep s! .jniti-
cance of his latest success. The
Free Press says: "The result in
British Columbia emphasizes two
already   well   established    Western
ITeremeos Hardware
Buy your Hardware
At the Hardware Store
And save Money.
Just .trrived— A fine assortment of
Granite ware
Including ail kinds oi
Preserving Kettles
At the lowest prices.
Call and see our stock and get prices before purchasing.
Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
W.J. Bowser.    There are aeveral  Canadian political facts, or, perhaps
it would be more accurate to say, a
fact of general application and a
fact oi Western Canadian application.    The first is   the  difficulty  of
circumstances that give this forecast an air of plausibility for One
thing, Mr. Borden's well known
desire to lay   down   the   burden   oi
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
leadership, which he holds rather in ^lodging a government   that   is
deference to the wishes  oi his fol- wrongly entrenched In power.   The
lowers   than   through   personal   in- second is the it -resistible effect   of  a
Clioation ; and for another, that Mr. P°,icV wmVh ''"Presses the  average I
McBride is about the only  political elector aa one that  promises gnat
star ofthe lirst magnitude thai   ban th*n** in **** w;,v of development of
yet risen in the west ;   and   il   is to **** 'sources ot the   country.     Mr. |
the west, vvith its growing weight McBride's "ucceae will  of  course
In federal ..flairs,  that   the   Conser- ^ivv ******* »tren_rth   to   the   idea
vative parly   may   conf.dently   look lhat he is the man ol destiny  whom |
for its greatest accession of strength
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to gi\t us a trial.
in the near future.     ll appears  that
the proposed   changes   are   being
taken into serious consideration in
the east. The Toronto World prints
a storv   to   the   effect   lhat   "lion.
the stars mark out for the Dominion
leadership ofthe Conservative party.
The prediction was  made  a   couple
of weeks ago by Mr. w. F, Mac-
Lean, who is a figure of some importance on the  Conservative  side
A. G. McKay, leader of the Liberal of ***' **°*** ** Ottawa, in bis paper
opposition in the Ontario  honsc,   is lhe Toronto World, lhat  by Christ-
anxious for a change and will ferign maa Mr. McBride would have dis*
the   leadership   at   the   end   ol   lhe *?******** -**T* -*•  **•  Borden.     Though
Coming   session   tO   gO    tO    British that prediction can hardiv  Iv  tealiz-
Co.un.bia tO practice law. and enter ***** *******  ****  *****   *****   *P*C~-te*
politics thete, where he wonld  have ''  '"•'.v he that Mr.   McBride   is   the
a better chance tO gel to  the  prem- J******    destined    lo    succeed    thc
icrship. inasmuch aa   Mr.    McBride Moses who for nine years has   been
leading the Dominion Conservatives
through the wilderness.      However,
it must be remembered that  British
is said tO have   ambitions   to   come
to Ottawa,  and his leaving   may
give  Britiah  Columbia  Liberals a
chance   of   power."       lhe   World's Columbia is a   small   field   in   com-
slalemenl was   made   Ofl    Nov.   23. P******* ***** -he Dominion, and lha.
Whether Mr. McKay will adhere to ************ provincial (Md is by
his alleged Intention after thinking "° ******** -******--7 ■ guarantee
over the events of Nov. 23   remains **- ******** -* *• federal field."
tO be seen. ♦
It  is   reported   in   Intercolonial
-    How McBride's sweeping victory railway   circles    that    parties    vvith
impresses the people in  other  parts headquarters in   Moncton   have   for
ol the country is indicated   by   such years been doing a land olliee   busi-
Druggists and Stationers
Eastern Townships Bank.
I It vn Oi i ii i ,
Capital and Reserve,
Shbrbrookb, Qunac
comments as the following trom the
Winnipeg Telegram i "The elections in British Columbia have resulted in the complete obliteration
of the Liberal party in that province.  The issue was not one which
was affected by   Dominion   politics,   volvcdinlhcchari.es
ness in the issue and sale ot passes.
It is said that fraudulent passes
have been issued that wonld amount
tO several thousand dollars, and
that some prominent ciii/ens as
well as  railway   employees   are   in-
Transacta a general banking business, and offers every  facility  to meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Saving;* Bank Department.
Deposits of 11,00 and upwards  .cceived,  subject   to no delay  in  withdrawal  Of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager. FIVE CECICE 10-ACRE LOTS
PLANTED AND IN BEARING—Now Fop 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 as-
-UKi.ce that these necessary works were soon to be
carried out.
Now tne works have been carried out, the water
courses have been laid, the railway runs through the
centre t.f the settlement, and the remainder of our
lands are still open on the same terms. The very
best time for the fruit grower to settle at Keremeos
is right now.
DON'T DELAY—The time is short during
which you can get in on the ground flour and secure
a tract of virgin land in the heart of one of the very
choicest fruit-growing districts of the province.
Before another year passes it is altogether likely
that every foot of it will be taken up.
Our fruit lands are free from timber and rock
and are ready for planting. No mountain side, but
in the centre of a beautiful valley and a prosperous
The  properties  are   being  offered   in   1,  3,  5 and   10  acre   Blocks  with   a  well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.     One-third cash.     Balance in .1 payments at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $175 to $..00 an acre.    Town lols $100, $200 and $300.
Five choice 10-acre lots (bearing) for sale at reasonable prices.
For full particulars apply to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
Prince Rupert Coming Up.
Prince Rupert vvill seek incorpor-
ction as a city at the first session of
t''e new legislature. The population
nov.' numhers some 4000 people and
is daily increasing There are 400
voters ott the list.
Desp'te the fact that the rainy
weather blta set in in the north, a
considerable amount of building is
being carried on, and the townsite
is rapidly assuming a settled appearance. Arrivals from the north
stale that the building activity will
continue all winter, and that by the
p-iadle of next summer the population will have reached 10,000.
" Th *re are going to be three
great citii W) ihis coast. They
are Seattle, Vancouver and Prince
This is Ihe p -clion of William
Shannon, a well KttOWii timber and
m'ning expert of ine Pacific coast.
' I have no doubt at all but that
thc oming of the railway is going
to have a great effect on the dev clop nen. of the city. And when the
railway's steamship lines are properly organized, which they will be
by the tin.e the nad is completed
into the tc* n, trade with trans-
Pacific points i. going to mean as
much for Prince Rupert as it does
to Vancouver.
" But the expansion of the town
will not depend cn foreign trade,
but rather on the development of
the upper countiy.    The valleys  of
northern British Columbia along the
route of the G.T.P. are wonderfully
fertile, and the settlement ot that
country vvill mean more to Prince
Rupert than anything else."
Local and General.
More divorces occur in the state
of Washington than in any other of
the United Stales. The yearly rate
is 513 divorces for every 100,000 of
the married population.
A refinery is to be added to the
equipment of Mm mint at Ottawa,
at a cost of $5' ,000. The mint will
use Canadian gold preferably, as
much as t in he secured. Gold coins
of $5, $1J and $20 vvill be minted,
and the quc-t ion is now being considered whether a $2.50 gold piece,
the si/e of the Knglish half-sovereign, shall he struck off.
Supported CM several years by
the Columbia Kiver contctcinc -I
the Metholist church, dying a lew
days ago and leaving an estate
valued al !s7(KK), Mrs. Kliza Uren,
invalid wife of the late Rev. Mr.
Uren, pastor of Dayton Methodist
church, caused disappointment in
church circles when her wealth vvas
made known and when she willed
her fortune to relatives in Australia
without contributing a penny to the
There has heen a great slaughtering of live stock of late by the
C.P.R.   trains  near  Creston.     On
Monday of last week a valuable
horse owned by G. A. Laurie vvas
killed near town, and on Tuesday
no less than three cows were killed
by the eastbound passenger train
near the town limits. It is stated
that during the past two months
over twenty animals have been
killed by trains within five miles of
A vouched-for snake story comes
from India: A sitting hen vvas scared
All's Well That Ends Well.
from her nest by a cobra that made
a fine meal ofthe well warmed eggs,
but when he tried to retire through
the small hole by which he had
entered, found himself much too
large for it by reason of the eggs
he had swallowed. So he curled up
for the night, and in the morning
was discovered and easily killed in
his surfeited condition. When he
was opened, the eggs were found
unbroken and still warm. They were
replaced under the hen; and in due
time hatched, none the worse for
their peculiar incubation.
Nervous Lacy Don't your experiments frighten you terribly, Professor t I hear that your assistant
met with a horrible death by falling
4,000 feet from a balloon.
Professor Oh, that report was
greatly exaggerated.
Nervous    Lady — Kxaggerated ?
Professor—It wasn't much more
than 2,500 feet that he fell.
The case reported in the Province
in which a bridegroom at Bellingham, Wash., nearly married the
wrong girl, iu consequence of inexperience on the part of the groom
in getting marriage licenses, reminds me of a case that happened
some years ago in one of the Knglish western counties. Two couples
of the agricultural laborer class
were being married, and in some
way Ihey got mixed to such an extent that it was found lhat John vvas
the husband of Mary, while he had
really meant to marry Kate ; and
that Richard vvas the husband of
Kate, while he had counted on having Mary for his wife. When this
contretemps dawned on the quartette they mentioned the matter to
the clergyman. The reverend gentleman told lhem that ihey were
married sure enough, and suggested that they should go into the
vestry lo talk il over and he would
wail and see what could be done.
He told them, however, that to untie the nuptial knot would be a long
and expensive process. The party
adjourned to the vestry, and after a
few minutes they came oui and said
that they had made up their minds
to let it stand as it vvas. So John
and Mary paired off happily, and
Richard left the church arm in arm
with Kate. The marriages were
quite happy—were nol failures al
all, and large families graced the
cottages of both couples.-Province. THE CHINESE IN B.C.
Some Curious Variations in the
Flow of Immigration.
The sudden revival of Chinese
immigration to British Columbia
within the last year or two, despite
the heavy capitation tax, has been
a source of surprise to the people of
the province. The economic conditions that have caused that revival, and the conditions that
brought about the earlier movements of the Orientals, are clearly
explained by Mackenzie King, Minister of Labour.
It was in the days of gold discovery in the mines of Cassiar and
Cariboo in the early sixties, and of
the construction of the C.P.R. in
the early eighties, that immigration
from China to Canada took place
on a considerable scale, there being
no restrictions of any kind imposed.
The numbers became such, however, that in 1884 the government
of the day found it necessary to
appoint a royal commission to make
inquiry concerning this immigration
and in 1886 a tax of $50 per head
was imposed on every Chinese immigrant. The Dumber of Chinese
vv ho had come into Canada at that
time was estimated at between nine
and ten thousand. The Dominion
census for the year 1891 gave the
total of Chinese in Canada as 9,129,
of which number 8,910 were in
British Columbia. From these figures it would appear that the large
influx of Chinese into British Columbia during the building of the
C.P.R. vvas well absorbed, nearly
all apparently remaining in this
country or others coming in to take
their place.
During the following decade the
number* so increased that in 1900
the Dominion government increased
the capitation tax from $50 to $100,
the increase to take effect on Jan.
1, 1901. It was contended by the
people of British Columbia that this
was inadequate and ineffective in
preventing Chinese immigration to
Canada, and the government in the
same year appointed a second commission to investigate concerning
Chinese and Japanese immigration
into the province.
The census in l'K)l gave the total
number of Chinese in Canada as
1<>,792, of which by far the greater
portion were in the province of British Columbia. The commission appointed in l'KX) found that, as
repiesented, the $100 head tax on
Chinese was ineffective and inadequate, and recommended that the
amount of the tax be increased to
$500. Adopting Ihis recommendation, Parliament, in July 1905, enacted a law placing a tax of $500
on all Chinese entering the country,
but its provisions did not come into
force till Jan. 1, 1904. The returns
show that between June, l'KK), and
Jan. I, 1904, over 16,000 Chinese
paid the tax of $100.
In other words, the total Chinese
population in Canada nearly doubled
during the years 1900to 1903 inclus
ive. Assuming that the bulk of
the Chinese who came into the
country remained here, it would
appear that at the time the $500
tax was imposed there were over
30,000 Chinese in Canada, most of
whom were in the province of British Columbia.
What effect the new legislation
had vvill be apparent from the following figures, which show the
number of Chinese who have paid
the tax in the years since the $500
limit vvas imposed :
From Jan. 1904 to July 1904        0
"    Julv 1904 to Julv 1905        8
"    Julv 190.S to Julv 1906      22
"    Julv 1906 to Julv 1907      91
"     July 1907 to April 1908 1,4S_
Paradoxical as it may appear, the
all but complete cessation of Chinese immigration which followed the
increase of lhe capitation tax to
$500, which cessation continued up
until the beginning of 1907, and the
sharp upward movement which has
taken place since, are each, in large
measure, the result of the increase
in the amount of the tax.
The imposition of a $500 tax administered a death blow to the work
ofthe labour agencies and contractors. For a while it raised an almost effective barrier against the
natural tide. An advance of $100
or even $50 to immigrants coming
under the guarantee of service vvas
a risk which agencies or sontrac-
tors, considering first the security
of their profits, hesitated to incur ;
when this amount was raised to'
S500, such an advance could no
longer be considered as a business
proposition. Likewise, the Chinaman who vvas desirous of having
his relatives or friends share his
opportunity discovered that through
the imposition of the tax the economic inducement to immigration had
been suddenly swept away. At the
rate of wages then current for Chinese labour, he could extend to his
friends no hope of being able to recover, even after many years of industrious toil, an outlay for admission so considerable. The Chinese
at home looked on the new tax as
constituting an all but impassable
barrier. The Chinamen in the new-
land had not yet seen how this barrier vvas to be surmounted.
Then the economic effect of the
tax gradually became apparent,
lhe Chinaman who had landed in
this country prior to January, 1904,
discovered lhat the state, unwittingly perhaps, had, by restricting further competition from without, created of his labour a huge monopoly;
without organization, without expense, without even agitation, everv
Chinaman became a unit in a Labour
group more favoured than the most
exclusive and highly protected trade
Then monopoly began lo do 'its
work. The Chinaman, discovering
his protected position, sought thc
advance in wages which comes from
an increasing demand and a diminishing supply. Within a couple of
yeats the   wages   doubled,   and   in
some instances, more particularly
in the case of servants of a better
class, trebled, and even went beyond this point. Yip Sang testified
that before the $500 tax was imposed he paid Chinamen for packing
fish from $25 to $40 a month with
food, that now he was obliged to
pay for the same services $60 to
$70, that in other classes of employment Chinese were obtaining
$2.50 a day, where before the tax
had been imposed only $1 was received. Thus as a result of the rise
of wages consequent upon the monopoly created by the tax, they have
been able within a shorter time to
accumulate enough to meet the tax.
It took about three years for the
economic changes to work out, and
for the Chinaman to become fully
aware of the new situation ; once
cognizant of it, he began to advise
his relatives and friends in China.
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
Disinter OF VALE.
-P.VKi: NOTICI th.it M.imi.l   ll.ir,.ll...   of   K.-r.-
'        MM, occupation  foreoor, inn-mis to apply
tor pi'rmission to potWnm tlu- tmm—ttm d.-MTtlxsI
1.iiuls: Coniiin-iu inu at a post planted at the northeast .oriHT at lot 2W, theinv north W L-haii!H, thenee
west 20 ehains. thenee south 41) ehains. thenee east
20 ehains to ptmtt ol eommeneement, HO aeres.
Mamki. Hakcklo.
2Mi Oetoher. I9W.
Hotel Keremeos
Opposite G. N. R. Station.
GEO. KIRBY, Manager
Machinery Repaired.
Similkameen Land District.
district OK valk.
'PAKE    NOTICI    lt».U    Eredeiiek    l\    Sadler.    Ot
Cambridge. England, lnsptvtor nt" Inland
Re\. nm- intends to Mn fbff MIMMMM to pur. Ii.im
thf following .U'scritvd lanJs: Commenemg at a
posi pl.inted at tho southeast .ortUT of lot I7M,
group I, Oson»os, thenee north -ft) ehains, thenee
t-ast JO ehains, ihen.e south 40 ehains, theme west
20 Chains to point of lomnu'invmrnt. HO MM more
or loss.
ErKPKKKK   Pi Kv V   Svi'lIK
5th October. IS09. it. lus Anal
W. C,  Huh.
Similkameen Land District.
q\\KE NOTICE that II. A. B.-ueelo. of Keremeos.
iHvupation Earmer. intends to apply for permission t.< pmtdbmoo thf folio*) ini; deacfiow lands:
(. onimen.ing nt .1 post planted about OM au<i a h.itt
miles ..ist ,.| thf vnitlw.ist comar of William Co*
hen'» pre-emption, thenee north S) ehains, thenee
east JO chains, them.- smith H ehains, I In-net- Wfsl
JO f hatna to point of eommenef merit,   40 aero*.
Ih sk' Allan Har. mo.
27th OctoaW, l*B
HII.HS from tho host European and Japan
grow .-rs.
HOMT: CROWN truit and orn.innnt.il tr.vs
grown on upland soil without irrigation
in thf only pari ot tin- Anieriean eontment
not inffstod with San Jose seale.
Garden, Field and Flow or Seeds,t.stod sl.Hk
from thf host growen» in thf world.
Wirt* Fern ing and Gates. Spra>   Pumps.
Fertilizers.     Dee Supplies.     Cut Flon.-rs.
Spraying Materials, etc.
While labor only.
157-|.ao;c caUhlogmt free.
M. J. Henry
Green Houses and Soed
Vancouver    -    -    B.C.
Branch Nursen s   s. Vancouver.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS     -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
SpwUI contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
GEO. CAWSTON. Election Aftermath.
John Oliver, leader of tlie Liberals in the late election, announces
that he has retired from politics.
He says :    "The leadership of  the
party waa forced oo me when Mr.
Macdonald resigned. I did not seek
that honor. From this time I am
out of politics. Afler yesterday I
will be   merely   a   spectator   in   the
political pune."
The Victoria Times finds this bit
ol cold comfort for Mr. Oliver: "It
mav bring tomt alight consolation
to the heart of Honest John Oliver
to know that but for the juxtaposition of his name on the ballot
paper to lhat of Mr. George Oliver
Princeton's Superior Coal.
[From tlie Princeton Star.]
The Keremeos C'hkoxici.k, usually
accurate and well informed, quotes
the remarks of F. C. Laird of Spokane regarding Princeton coal as
follows: "Of the Princeton coal
Mr. Laird says it is a good clean-
breaking and clean-burning coal,
but assays high in ash. He thinks
it will need to be put into Spokane
at a lower price than the coal now
used there in order to secure a market." When in Princeton Mr. Laird
consulted the fyle of the Star of
Keb. 14, l<X)4. He saw three published aaaaya of the coal running
3.90, 5.78 and 7.00 in ash. Those
figure* will  stand  comparison  with
, considerably larger vote would the beat coal delivered in Spokane
have been recorded in his favor. A
scrutiny of the ballots disclosed the
lad   that   many   electors   voted   tor
Hut it is in thermal units or fixed
carbon that the excellence of coal is
tested.     Princeton coal ass.ivs from
the Oliver they   did   not   intend   to   S4.o7 to 74.58 in   flXL,d   ,;irbon.
vote lor.
Some time last   spring   a   certain
good   Liberal,    having   resided    at
Keremeoa long enough to become a
VOter, decided 10 ^ret his name on
the list, :tud had the necessary application paper made ou! by another
good Liberal for transmission to
the registrar.    Second g, L. put the
lithe CntONICLI will kindly publish
the figures given the Star will be
satisfied there was no   intention   on
the part  of our contemporary  to
knock, even a little bit.
Mr. Laird should not be unduly
alarmed about Princeton coal finding a market. It is the general
opinion of mining men, dealers anil
paper in his overcoat pocket and consumers here that this coal is
promptly forgot it. This fall, when superior lo any coal but anthracite
the coat was   brOUgbl    into   service   for domestic purposes.     It gives oil'
again, the document araa diacovered little imoke, is not gaaeoua,  never
and   brought   forth   from   its    long   dogl chimneys OT stovepipes,   does
resting place, but it was tOO late for   nol destroy stoves OT soil lhe   finest
the  fall   revision.     Meantime   ihe Kuan 00 clothes lines by falling soot,
registrar has been  blamed   for   -e\--        ll is understood that   the   railway
eral alleged sins ot  omission  thai  people ara wall satisfied with Prince-
would  probably he  susceptible  oi ton coal for uae in tbeir locomotives.
some such explanation  as   this   one   Thev   will   require    some    50   tons
if all the facta were known. dally when llu- line is ready tor reg
ular service.
The lleillev Gold Mines Co.   will
some ol lhe old-timers arrow   return- ... . 1    •    1.    1
uae Princeton coal  exclusively  lor
Steaming as soon as the   coal   mine
spur is  randy  to enable  shipping.
election ol   1886 Was  held,   li.tiiinij-    ,, 1     1      r 1    .   r       .1 ■
N      I here is no lack ol market  lor   this
All  kinds ot Sheet  Metal Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
K WKTKOrGHINi;   A   Sl'lCClAl.TY.
Plumbing.   Pipe Rtting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
—o —
Now is the lime to repait
your stoves ready for winter. Heaters of all kinds
relined cm shortest notice.
H. B. Meausette,
[Over Keraneot Hardware Store.]
Keeler's Restaurant
You can ^ret
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
Twenty-one Meets lor Six Dollars.
Hereafter our loaves will be of regular
uniform weighl which ws will wU as follows
One for ten cents.
Twelve for one dollar.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Pies,   Cakes,   Doughnuts  or  Biscuits
made when ordered.
Your   Patronage  Solicited.     Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Cumming's Old Stand.
1 Keremeos Centre.)
Contracts For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind o
work taken by contract at reasonable rales.
When election lime comes around
NM Ot lhe old-timers grow reminiscent and tec.ill the e\enls of similar COntesU iu lhe past.
UM Price, who Ihen kepi a store al
Repairers and Makers of
Harness, Boots and
Shoes, Etc.
Whips.   Hits, Spurs,  Belts,  Etc.,
kepi in stock.
Work called for and delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed
General  Merchants and   l.atindty
fuel in lhe Houndary,  Spokane  and
Keremeos,   was   appointed  deputv   .....    .   .. , ■     '    ...     ,-»., -n
1     ■     Hie, Hend   districts,      lhe   Orovtlle-
returnini; olli. er lot  lhe  vallev,    bul   ...       .  .       „ ...       . ,  ,
s Wenatchee hue will, when complet*
as he hail gone lo  I-ait view   he was
nol on hand lo acl.     Shortly before
clcition dav ihe ballot box  arrived,
and in   the   ahsciuc    ol    the   d.  r. o.
ed, permit direct  shipments   to   the
,.isi .1, uell aa intermediate pointa.
lhe Vermilion  Porks Co.   have
made good progress ,vith iheinstal-
there was a uuandan as to boa the ,..,-, ,
' l.tlion ot their hoMini;   and   minini;
noil was to be hi Id.     1 lour \   Niibol- ..      .
plant.      By lhe new    tear   it    Is   ex-
son ol Camp Mi Kinney, one ol    the
candidates, .isked I.. . . Armstrong,
who was In charge ol Price's store,
to act asd.1.0., bui Mt. Arrnatrong
declined 10 officiate without being
regularly appointed.   Finally it was
decided lo lake the box down 10
Daly's ranch and hold lhe poll there.
Who it  was thai held   the   poll    Mr.
Arrnatrong docs not now   recollect ;
;lt .uiv rale he had an easy lask, lot
only four voters appeared,   .md two
peeled lhat lilty miners will be employed, this tot.i- being Increased
Until h*** Ions daily ate produced.
Haiti l'i.une, late of the I'iinon-
ii 1 1 st.ill, has laketi a position on
llu   Pi in, clou Star.
J. \V. Cousins, who has been
upending the last ftw months on his
pre-emption at  Shingle Creek, re-
Grand Forks, B.C.
Offers a  Splendid  tirade  oi
Spitzenberg, Yellow  Newton  Pippin, Winesap,
Cox's Orange Pippin, Red Cheeked Pippin
and all the oiher Landing Varieties
We  hold Government   Inspector's   Certificate   that   all   Slock   is
free  from   Pests  ,1111!   Infectious   Diseases
Write  at   once lor Catalogue  and   Price   List
All Stock Wintered in our Large Storage Cellars
For a luxurious Shave,
Hair-Cut or Bath go to
turned home on    Tuesday   and   will
'spend Ihe winter at  Kereineos.
of lhem came   trom    Penlielon.     At
I lie ba/.tar  held   by   lhe    Ladies'
Guild in Ihe Keremeos Hall yesterday allernoon and evening was in
lull blasl al  our  lime   of  going   to
puss, ami promised to prove a
greal tuccaaa.    lhe hall was beau*
lilnlly decorated, a larga  number of
aiii,n 1 in- articles arera placed on
sale, and an   excellent   supper   was
■ei red,
lhat lime Ihere were eight   qualified
voters in the valley, and a few
residents who were nol ipialilicd
A new post olliee has been OfSMh
cd on the K.I..O. bench under the
title of Last Kelowna. It will have
mail service by sta^e from Kelowna.
^Booster's donsorial (parlor
A fine line of Cigars and Tobaccos,
Fruit and Confectionery.
A. J. SAUNDERS, Keremeos.


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