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Keremeos Trumpet
Vol, I.
MISS LOWNDES,
Teacher of Pianoforte and Accompanist
(certificated Royal Cottage of Music, London) jrives lessons in Keremeos Station
Town Hal1 every Friday and Saturday,
and is open to engSgemenl for accompaniments. Terms on application.
Ill Dl.l-V, B.C.
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
REAL ESTATE, MINKS.
Affenl for :
London & Lancashire fire Ins.  Co,
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, 11. (.'.
EZRA MILLS,
r£<^ontractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS, B.C.
KEREMEOS, B. C,  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21,  ll»8.
IRRIGATORS CONVENE.
Weatern Canada Association
Meets at Vernon.
!
C. A. STOESS,
C.  LAND SURVEYOR
IRRIGATION WORKS.
Residence at  Old   Townsite,  or  inquire
this office.
JOHN KNUD50N,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Estimate*  furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
J. A. BROWN,
Notary Public.
CONVEYANCING.      REAL ESTATE
FIRE INSURANCE.
On Hi:    -    -    -    -     Kkrkmkos, B.l .
SIMILKAMEEN
L.O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
_        the full moon  in  each  month
\_*Jff*W>   In   Keremeos  Sehool   House.
Visiting members cordially invited.
1). J. IimiS,  \V. M.
n. McCvaov.R. s.
[U> c. A. Wtoatt, C.K.. Ddagattfroai KanauoB.]
The second convention of the
Western Canada Irrigation Association was held in Vernon on the
1 Ot ll and 12th of August and was
opened at 4.30 p. m. on the 10th
inst. hy lion. I". J. l'u'.ton, Chief
Commissioner of Lands and Works.
A very decided interest in irrigation
was proved hy the presence ot* delegates from very far distances extending; from Victoria to Winnipeg,
the press being also very well represented. Notably among those
present were, besides our painstaking Chief Commissioner, such men
ot note on the subject as Professor
Carpenter of Colorado who made a
report on the subject in 1907 suggesting the lines to be followed ; |.
S. Dennis, the father of the huge
irrigation works put in by the C. P,
R. 00 lhe prairie; F, H. Latimer of
the Southern Okanagan system; R
II. Campbell, Superintendent of
Forestry for the Dominion; Or.
Saunders of Ottawa; Martin Burrill, whose work in the Old Country
during lhe past winter has revealed
to many the possibilities of Canada
and Hritish Columbia, and whose
energetic efforts in the Houndary
have well proved his capability as a
practical and   scientific   farmer;   R.
M. Palmer of Victoria; Price  Ellls-
on; Duncan Ross; J. L. Fairfield,
manager ot the Dominion Experimental Farm al Lethbridge; Mr.
Chas.    Wilson,   our  late   attorney
by the knowledge obtained from reliable sources and at the same   time i
avoid carelessness   and   tricky   sale
of  fruit and   produce   that   usually
conies only from ignorance.
flic chief work of the convention
was to consider the reorganization
oi the water clauses act, that so far |
has been only serviceable for small
farming, domestic service, city ser-J
vice and power plants and mining
the term irrigation only occurring in
one instance, and no care has been
taken hitherto regarding water records further than that the government officials have been recording
anything any one chooses to bring
to he recorded, streams having been
recorded up to ten times their Hood
capacity. The subject has been
well termed "Problems oi Water
Supply" and Mr. Dennis's very able
paper threw much light on the subject. The subject was widely discussed and no better community
,. could have met to discuss such a
matter, so many having the matter
at heart and much at stake dependent on the legislation of the matter.
Such instances as I man taking the
pains to conserve the waste water
during flood time in the upper levels not being allowed to use the
creek and to convey such saved
water to his head gates is a case
full of injustice and only holding
back industries that would otherwise have Progressed, and this will,
we trust, be remedied in the reorganization oi the Water Clauses
Act.
The question of government own-
Stage Lines.
I'l.IKK   Sl 'AUK.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday,
al noon, arrives at lledlev d p.m.
Leaves lleillev daily, exeepl Sunday,
at S a.m., arrives al Koromoos 11 a.in.
Only through connecting stage between
Penticton, Keremeos, lleillev it Princeton.
J.  1".  KOVKK,  I'roprielor.
Ki ki vn os iiini.i y Hail Btmhl
leaves Keremeos daily , exeept Sunday,
al  I p.m.; arrives in lledlev  at 5 p.m.
Leaves lledlev daily, exeepl Sunday, at
7 a.m., arrives in Keremeos al 11 a.m.
I). J. Innis, Proprietor,
Kkkkmkos I'kmuiox M mi. Si via:.
LsaWS Keremeos tor Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, al noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays sl <> a, at,, ftirhftag in
Keremeos al noon.
w. I'.. \\ i anv, Proprietor.
Church Services.
Passed TBaiAM    Divine service Sunday,
11 ii.ni., in Kereineos Town Hall. Kev.
A. II. C'aineion, I'asior.
Am.iicvn Services as announced from
time tc time.
Si sow   School   ami   Biiii.k  (.'i.vss.
In Teem HaB each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Mrs. J. K. Shaw, Superintendent.
general;  and   many    others    whose ership caused much discussion, Mr.
widespread travels   and experiences Dennis being properly against such
assisted particularly in the interest- work, as il would probably   become
ing   proceedings.     Mention   should :< Cattae tor political    favoritism, ,md
also be made of those home indust- certainly politics (such as   practised
ties from   Lndorhy   represented   by tv-day) should   be   eliminated   Irom
Mayor       Hell,       the      Coldstream P»Nk   benefits,    although    il   is   a
works by Messrs Rieardo  and Ash-'; difficult   problem.     Were the  coun-
crot't, Okanagan Centre by   Messrs. try new and   the   lands   unoccupied
Maddock.tlray and Groves,   Kelow- BO better Undertaking could be than
na by Carr.ithcrs, Kerr, and   many *■• :>" '*'■ liuli:l   •">■>   Australia   llie
others   belonging   tothe   numerous governments should   undertake   the
companies and systems operating in 'works    after    careful    investigation
the neighborhood   of   Kelowna   and ■•■'-•   *****   *•   irrigated   lands   al  a
Peachland, and very   notably J.    M. reasonable rale lo the   settlers.     In
Robinso,,   ot    Xaramala   and   Sum- this manner water would he   put on
nierland,whose pi   iv and humorous tar cheaper than al   llie  cost   Incur-
remarks were pleasant and interest- red In  M many smaller   companies.
ing; Kamloops by Sliult aii,d  Curry H *** »Uf|pj»tad that   the   govern-
and our more southern   friends, W. ***** should undertake topographical
T. Shatford and  II.  Latimer oi   lhe surveys lo determine the watersheds
Southern Okanagan  Co., and   even *****   storage   basins   and so aid the
Trains.
V. V. ex.  V..   Main  arrives daily,   exeepl
Sunday, sl to..to a.m.
Leaves daily, exeept Sunday, al 3 p.m.
Okanagan halls by its genial owner
Mr.  Hody, and even further   south,
the Similkameen valley.
Such   widespread   interest   does
more than all the real estate advertising and gives an impetus to the
new industry that will put il on a
healthy, SOt'nd basis, and clear   the
private enterprises, and this would
be verv advisable by following up
the good work now being   done   bv
the Geological Department of Ottawa and either have them continued
by that department with proper
speed or organize a corps lo proceed on the same system.     A corps
.ir oi land sharks and wildcat   work   •hOuW also be organized in  conncc-
No. 22
tion or apart from the above to take
proper meteorological observations
and gauge the different streams and
observe for evaporation in different
districts. Assistance from the government would be satisfactory to the
public il a land company wishing to
put water on their lands applied lor
such and at such time presented lo
the government completed designs
ofthe same, and if on investigation
by the government corps of engineers such designs were found to be
warranted the government might
have lhe power to guarantee the
bonds ofthe company in order that
the company could raise money at a
lower rate;but then such work would
have to be carried out subject to the
satisfaction ofthe government engineers and the rates levied for the
supply of such water should also be
subject to government regulation.
It was well said that the reservoir sites are still in an unknown
country unsurveyed and very little
known even in our midst except bv
the reports of hunters and prospectors who do not .sufficiently understand the requirements of the case,
although their information is very
valuable. Knowledge is strength,
and in having topographical data
the country becomes strong i;i having something tangible to put before
investors and new comers. How
often does it occur lhat new settlers
go away for want oi proper information; because lhe lands not having
been surveyed by the government
we remain in a state oi ignorance.
Not so with Dominion lands sj
shown on their maps. Certainly the
country has not had funds lo obtain
such data, but such data is the first
data wanted, since out of the soil
comes lhe mainstay ofthe country.
This applies equally to water data
tor irrigation. Heaven helps those
who help themselves, and we must
put our shoulders lo the wheel and
push. There are schemes such as
that of Okanagan Centre thai lew
would show the energy and perseverance and pluck in undertaking
such a problem,   and hardly   ever   a
government    Forthe  government
to build irrigation works lor private
individuals would mean that the
government would do a lot of w« ik
at cost with veiy little benefit except through the eventual taxation
Ofl the greatly, incie.i ,ed values ot
the lands, but the country through
the government »ho i d also  reap a
benefit through Such increased values were the government to build
such works,for it is only by building
such works thai the land increases
in value increases sometimes .UK.)
per cent, when bought, and if obtained from the crown perhape 2000
[Continued on page ■'• | To Go To Court.
The provincial government hits
decided to ask the supreme court to
pass upon its Reversionary rights to
the Indian reserves in Hritish Columbia, hnd it is likely before the
matter is settled the Privy Council
will be asked to decide it so that It
may be settled for all time. The
provincial government claims the
reversionary rights to these lands,
but the first time that the question
ever reached an acute stage was
when the Dominion government
gave the Grand Trunk Pacific the
title to 1300 acres near Prince Rupert, which formerly belonged to the
Metlakatla Indians. The provincial government at once put in its
claim for the land, and the Grand
Trunk Pacific subsequently made an
agreement with the province regarding the property.
A series of questions have been
prepared by Premier McBride and
Attorney-General Bowser for submission tO the supreme court as
follows :
1. What is the nature ofthe title
tO be taken and held by the Dominion of Canada in the hinds agreed
to be conveyed to said Dominion
under the provisions of clause 13
of the terms of union approved by
the Imperial order in council, dated
May, 1871 t
2. Will a grant of said lands, if
made by the Dominion without the
assent of the province, vest the fee
of said lands in the grantee free
from any trust or favor of the province of Hritish Columbia ?
3. Would a lease of said hinds.
if made by the Dominion government without the assent ofthe province, be valid, or in the alternative,
if such lease is valid would the lessee's title be determined under the
conditions set out in question ft
hereunder ?
4. Does the British North America act confer upon the Dominion of
Canada any, and if so, what title or
interest in public lands reserved for
Indians in the province of Hritish
Columbia ?
5. What is the extent and nature
of the title or interest of the Dominion to or in lands eserved for
Indians, which are situated within
the boundaries of the railway belt
of Hritish Columbia; that is to say,
the lands described and referred to
in section 2 of chapter IA of t|ic
Hritish Columbia statutes of 18<>4
and in clause 1 1 of the said terms
of union t
6. Hav ing regard to the terms of
lhe order in council approved by the
Lieutenant-Governor of Hritish Columbia on the 6th day of January,
IS7i>, (ii copy of which with the correspondence relating thereto is hereto attached), what steps should be
taken by the government of the
Dominion of Canada where there  is
a material decrease in the number
of an Indian tribe occupying an Indian reserve from the standard set
out in the said correspondence, and
in such an event, are any, and if so
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LANDS AND WORKS.
WEST KOOTENAY DISTRICT AND
SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION OK
VALE  DISTRICT.
height of land  separating   (lu-   water*  Howinv   into
Crawford Creek Irom thi- water* flowing into Ore> '■
NJOT1CK is herein K'Vi-n that tin- boundaries of
** the Nelson, Kevekloke and Slocan Land Ko-
cording Divisions of West KiHUenav l>islrict.,and
the Similkameen Land Recording Division ot Vale
District, have Iveii altered, and that on aiul after
September 1st, 1^08, the boundaries of the said Land
Recording Divisions vs ill be as follows :
NHSON   LAND  RFCOROING   DIVISION.
Commencing at a point on the International Moundarv where it is intersected b\ the western boundary
of Section 2, Township 10A, kootenay   District,   be-
fatg also the western   noundary   of the   Nelson   and
Fort Sheppard   Railway   Land  Grant ;   thence  due
north about H 1-2 miles to the southern   boundary of
Lot 5816, Group 1.   Kootenay ; thence  due   west to
; the  eastern   bo\mdar\   of  tin-   ri^ht-of-wav   of   the
Columbia and Western   Railway,   which   forms   the
boundary of Lot 26MN, Group I, Osoyoos Division of
Yale   District  (now   Similkameen);   thence   easterly
i and northerly, following  said  eastern   boundary of
j said right-of-way, to   the   north-east   corner  of Lot
2698; tnence due west ah>nj_r the  northern   boundary
, ot Lot 26-*8 to the divide between the waters running
into   the   Columbia   River  and   Arrow   Lakes   from
those Bo* ing to the west; thenee   northerly,   following the summit ol the mountains to a  point 56 mites
due north ofthe   International   Houndary,   which is
also the north-east corner ni" the Similkanuvn   Divi-
1 ston of Yale District; thence due east to a point due
I south   of the  south-west   corner   of   Township   64,
■ KiHitcnay: thence due north to the north-east corner
.of Township 65, Osoyoos Division Of Yale; tbence
| north-westi-rlv to the summit of the divide separating
I the   waters  riowing   into   the  Columbia   River  and
Arrow Lakes Irom tbe waters flowing to the west ;
] thence following tin mmit OT the mountains, in a
' northerly direction, to a point due west ofthe north-
'■ west corn9t Ot Lot **%% Group 1, Kootenay. which
\ point is the north-west corner of the Nelson Land
j Recording Division; thence due east  to  the  summit
■ of the watershed dividing the waters flowing into
the Arrow L.tkes from the waters flowing into Slocan Lake, which is the north-east comer of Nelson
Land Recording Division ; thence southerly along
the divide Mweeti the waters  flowing  into  the   Ar-
| row Lakes and the waters flowing into Shvan River
and Shvan Lake to a point near the head waters ,>l
Pass Crock; thence following the height of land lo
the mouth of Little SUvan River; thence crossing
the Slocan River and following the divide separating
the waters flowing into the Shvan River and   Koot-
; enay Lake from the waters flowing into Kootenay
River and West Arm of Kootenay Lake to the
north-wesl corner ot Lot 762*1, Group 1, Ktvotenay ;
thence due east along the north boundaries  of Lots
; 7623 and 4%l, tothe west short- of Kootenay Lake;
thence southerly and casterK to l'ih>t Point ; thence
northerly to the north-west corner of l.ot 1489,
Group I, Kootenay; thence easterly, following the
MM
L-k frc
Creek, to the eastern boundary  of  Went   Kootenav
' l>intrict. near the head waters of Haker Creek ;
_MM__ southerly, following tbe divide neparating the
waters flowing Into Kootenay Lake and Kootenav
River from the waters flowing into St. Mary'sCreek
and the Moyie River, to the International Houndary;
thence westerly along the International Houm_arv
to the point of commencement.
Kt.VKt.MOKr I.ANII KKCOKHIMi DIVISION.
Commencing at the north-west corner of the Nelson Land Recording Division, theme northerlv, following the summit of tbe mountains dividing the
waters flowing into the Columbia River from those
flowing lo the west, to the height of land Ivtwecn
Foster Cn-ek and Kelley Creek, to the intersection
ot Canoe River; thence southerly down the centre of
C—MM River to the Columbia River; thence in a
i south-easterly direction to the dividing ridge of the
Selkirk range of mountains; thence following the
said dividing ridge in a south-castcrlv direction lo
the summit of Rogers Pass ; thence in a south-easterly direction, following the watershed nearest the
Cpper Columbia River, to its intersection with the
southern boundarv of the Dominion Railwav Belt;
thence south-westerlv, following the southern houn-
dar> ofthe Railway Helt, to its intersection with tin-
divide bet ween tlu- waters flowing into Duncan River
and Fish River, near the head waters of Teetzel
Creek ; theme southerlv following the height of land
dividing the waters flowing into Thmcan Kiver from
the waters flowing into Arrow Lake ami Trout
Lake, to a point opposite the north end of Mowser
Lake ; thence westerly, following the southern
watershed of Lake Creek, to it point on the Lardo
River opposite the height of land between Cascade!
Creek and Poplar Creek; thence following the heighl
of land and the watershed dividing the waters ot
Wilson Creek from lhe waters flowing into Lardo
River and Kooskanax Creek |g the north-east corner oil he Nelson Land Re. ording Division, being
the south-east corner of the Revektoko Land Re- [
lording Division ; tbence following the northern
Ivoundnrv of the Nekoti Land Recording Division
due west to the point ol commencement.
suvan i sni> MPMM mviskW.
Commencing at the north-east corner of the Nelson Land Recording Division, which is also (be
south-east .orner ofthe Rev.ktoke Land Recording
Div ision. llu n. e following the eastern boundar> ol
the Revelstoke Land Recording Division in a general casi.-rlv and norlherh dinclion to its mlerse(-
lion with llu- soulh boundarv of llu- Dominioi. Rail,
wav Ult; Ihen.e northerlv and caslerlv, following
tlu Dominion RaiUaV Hell, to it- inter se. tion with
ih. east, in ftoundai \ of West kootenav District;
them, ui a sonlli-. asl. il\ direction, fallowing the
waterslu-d nearest tin I'pjver Columbia River, to llie
VHh parallel ol north latitude ; thence in a soulhcrlv
due. lion, following lb. .livid.- s, pat.it ing I be waters
! flowing into K.s-tenav lake from th. w at. r , flow my
into St. Marvs Creek, to its intersection with the
easterK boundarv of the Nelson Land Rnortlmy
Division at the head waters ot Crev s Creek ; thcnCV
following the easl, il\ Itonndarv ol'lhe Nelson Land
Recording Division to the point of commencement,
KlMlt.KAMKKN   I.ANM   MOOKMM   lliv isios   Of
YAI.K msTRicr.
* tommeneirtg at a poinl on tbe International Houn-
d'rv   where  h   is   intersected* by    I'avaston   Creek,
wVi.h is also   the   south-east   MMT of  Yale   Land
) Riqcording District, theme following northerly along
Iht* said creek and thr South Fork .if'the Similkameen River (o'its junction with the Tulameen River;
thence weslerlv Jong the Tulameen River to the
mouth ol tdun.l Creek; tU'N»\» nWrther!\ along China
I re.iW'lo its intension with the south' boundary of I
^itt.' f'f'^'P '■ Kamloops Division of Yale Dis-.
Ind Mhcriiv due .asl lo t he eastern hank   of  Okan-!
[ Rgan River | Ihence in a northerlv direction, follow-
inn th. eastern shore of Okanagan River and Okan-
■"'" ■ UM lo a point distant 56 miles due north of
lhe International Houndarv I iheuce due east to the
west,,,, IsMi.i.larv ot tbe Nelson Land R.vording
Division   of   Kootenav    Districl;    theme   sonlbertv.
what, grants or conveyances ikws-
! sary   in order   to re-vest the title to
such surplus lands in   the   province
of British Columbia ?
Appended is the correspondence
referred to in paragraph (>, including a letter from Hon. Joseph
Truteh, then lieutenant governor of
Hritish  Columbia,   relating  to the;
following tbe said western houndarv of Kootenav
District, to the 49th narullel ; thence west along the
*-~hh parallel to the place of commencement.
Ron i. A. Rknwkk,
Deputy Commissioner of Lands and Works.
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, H.C., June A). 1908. 22
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT OF   v.\i,i:.
'rAKF NOTICK that John M. VOOM, ot Keremeos, B.C., occupation rancher, intends to ap-
plv for permission to purchase the following de-
scrilx*d land : Commencing at a post planted about
66 feet south of the south-west corner of D. Innis s
ranch, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,
theme south 20 chains, thence east to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres, more or less.
The land applied for is know n as the graveyard flat.
and adjoins laU No. 2821 on the west.
John M. Yoinu.
July 11, 1908. 25
Indian land question at the time of
its settlement by the government at
Ottawa and the local authorities.
Giant of the Forest.
Bellingham, Aug. 9. -The record
tree of the county, one which Bert
De Haven describes as "the threat
grand dad of the whole tribe," was
discovered by the deputy sheriff on
a trip into the Wickersham neighborhood. He states that the monster fir is ten feet in diameter, thirty
feet in circumference and shoots up
at this uniform size to the height of
100 feet before the first limb is
reached.
By scaling, the forest giant will
yield, when cut, 48,000 feet of clear
lumber, can be cut from the 100 or
more feet besides the thousands of
feet which can be cut above the
limbs.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY  MARKS     -      -      PROPRIETOR.
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMEOS and HEDLEY, B. C.
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
Draying
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
D. J. INNIS,
Proprietor.
When In
Keremeoa
■top at tho
Central Hotel
Tweddle & Reith,
Spt'i'ial attention to
CeoMoecdal t*\en.
Tourists
and I.aml-siTki'ts.
liradquarh-rs for all
Sla^'i' KoiMi's.
I.ivory Stablr
in connection.
Oood table.
Larsje, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Kree  bus to and from
all trains.
Proprietors. IRRIGATORS CONVENE.
[Continued Irom paire I.]
per cent. Now should not the government,i.e. the country, reap a part
of such increased value if the country were to build the works that
cause the increase, beyond the taxes on the increased values?
A great deal was said about
"snuffing out" the old water records
that had expired or had never been
used, but this,as pointed out by the
Hon. Mr. Fulton, may prove a very
dangerous undertaking. Certainly
where satisfactory proof exists of
non-existence such records should
be canceled, but as in some cases
their existence depends on verbal
agreements, great care is required
to determine their existence or not.
Much power lies in this direction
with   the   Commissioner   of   Lands
and Works, as will be seen   bv   the '     .,.,     , •    r> ,
-r, .ii       i     ,   i   u"    ,u "u> 1-oomis Prospector savs that
act.      I he methods adopted   bv   the .... ,   ', '  ,
*_    .,   ,,.    . ,    •     ,•      \  ,      ■ many of lhe people there   are    eav-
North West Irrigation Act   are  ap-! .       ' ,   :     , . ,r   ,
., *__ •  ii     ,u   I ,nfsr   OT   intend   to   leave.      "If the
parentlv very sound,  especially   the , .•      , • , ,.
__._        •        ■•      ., r c population keeps on trickling  away
regulation regarding the quantity of \ r. r
way the boxes were wrapped up in
pretty tissue paper and ribbons.
From many who had been over
the ground before there constantly
came expressions of wonder at the
transformation from the desert-like
sage brush of former years to the
fairy-like scenes of to-day, the
charming houses dotted about and
the growth in so remarkably short
a time.
Hospitality requires an expression
of multissimo to illustrate the kindness of those vvho provided the necessaries and delacacies for the inner man as well as the pleasant
conveyances to save the pedal extremities. And all went so well and
orderly, no hitches, no delays; everything foreseen to the merest detail, thanks very much to the executive, and as Price Ellison said at
about 1 a. m. on Thursday morning
after the banquet at Vernon, they
were the most orderly crowd he had
seen and he was proud of them.
For commercial printing of every
kind the Trumpet has an equipment
of type, inks and paper not excelled
in any office in the interior. All the
type and machinery is practically
new.    Try us with your next order.
HUGHES & MILBURN,
Builders and Contractors
I.ime, Cement, Cement  Blocks and Brick for sale.
Plastering   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Estimates given for all and every kind of Cement Work
and Building generally.
Write us for prices. Distance no object.
water required, a matter not at all
understood by many using water.
The resolutions passed were in
favor oi the creation of water municipalities; that the Dominion and
Provincial governments he required
to undertake topographical and hyd-
rographical surveys; to obtain information as to the amount of water
available for irrigation and irrigable
land; that the Government in the
contemplated legislation provide
protection for the owners of water
in storage in carrying it to their
ditch heads.
The motion in favor of Government ownership of irrigation w.is
lost by a vote of 26 to 20.
The resolutions that were passed,
though somewhat vague, will still
be of greal service to those whose
duty it will he to frame an irrigation act, together with the ideas expressed at the convention, the proceedings of which will be printed by
the Dominion government.
Besides this a most enjoyable, interesting, intelligent and social time
was enjoyed in visiting the various
irrigated lands near Vernon and
down the lake. Coldstream, Okanagan Centre, Kelowna, Peachland,
Naramata, Summerland, Penticton,
and at all these places very great
thought, kindness of heart and
pleasant surprises were met with,
not omitting the banquet at Vernon.
At Vernon on the Coldstream lands
the great sight of Northern Spy
apples, and the hop lands were perhaps the chief features. At Kelowna
the orchard that gave rise to most
exultation was the five year old
plantation of Sam Long a perfect
picture in itself.
At Peachland and Sumnierland
people began lo wonder where all
the peaches were going to go, for
they seemed to grow all over,
even in most impossible places
among rocks and on very steep
slopes, and all looked very well.
At Summerland notably prominent in observation was the orchard
of R. H. Agur, whose scientific cultivation has proved so successful.
No one will forget the very graceful attention met with at Summer-
land, where on landing several
sweet little girls and graceful young
ladies decorated all the delegates
with charming little buttonholes
and filled their hands with beautiful boxes of fruit illustrative of the
llistrict as regards the fruit and of
themselves   as
there will be few left to hold   down
the camp this winter."
J. Bruno,
Confectioner.
A Full Line of
Confectionery,
Fruit,
Soft Drinks,
Tobacco and Cigars.
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Pool Room In Connection.
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Thomas & Hai :elo's old stand,
KERI vliiOS.
C. L. CUMMINGS,
GENERAL    BLACKSMITH.
I loiiMtHorora
Cakkiu.i   BuiLDIMO,  Kki-aik-
IMi  AMI   I'UMINI;
STAND:
Opposite the Central Hotel.
QO io iiii-
Boosters Barber Shop
and Bath Room
regards   the   dainty j A.   J.   SAUNDERS,    Prop'r.
E. J. HUGHES.
G. MILBURN.
11111111111111111'
The Big Store.
The
Keremeos
Commercial
Company
wish to announce to their many
customers that they are here to
stay and will protect them with
the best prices going.
"Royal Household" Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
Look over our stock and get prices.
Keremeos Commercial Co The Keremeos Trumpet
1'iiblislieil ever, Friil.iv ;il tlu- olliiv.
KlTl'llHOS.   ll.C.
Subscription SJ.fX) a year,   $1,110 ler ?.ix   nutiillis.
in nilvaiH'f.
AilvertUin,; Kales. Ltfal notii'i-s, IV per line
lirst insiTlien. 1!V per lim- earli „iil>s,\|iiiiit insertion.
Land noticM   Certiflcatci of lmprov«niit,«lc., $s.ix)
fee flMfty ilhhvs. $5.lfc) tor .___.!.,> notion,   Contract
.lispla, .iJn'Ttisin^, 28c, pi-r inih per week.    Transient aikertisenunts, sueh as Lest. l'eunil,  Want. ,!.
ate., net tir—illiio mm Inch, tl.00 lirst insertion, er
three  insertions  ter $2.U0.    Local  reading notices,
Be per line.
.1. A. BROWN, Publisher.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, I'm
Land Prices.
will necessarily he converted into
fruit lands in time, hut when its
different parts have heen adapted to
and highly developed on the lines of
mixed production, one dependent
on another, the system is not to be
radically altered in a day without
tome preparation.
A heated discussion of the prices
of fruit lands has heen going on
lately" in the press of Vancouver,
Mr. Lanigan, freight traffic manager ofthe C.P.R., contends that the
prices are so high that no one who
has not a hig purse to begin with
can engage in fruit growing, and
the industry is thus stunted at the
start. Other writers, notably Captain McMorris and Maxwell Smith,
emphatically deny this, and are sup-
citv. Winnipeg is an example.
When it became apparent that a
great city was about to grow up
around Fort Carry, prices were fixed on the basis of that expectation
and not on actual earning power at
the time. So the growth ofthe city
was checked and thrown back for
years. And so the growth of the
fruit valleys of Hritish Columbia is
being more or less checked. In effect it is, from the land-holder's
point of view, a choice between
quick sales and small profits or
slow sales and large profits. The
former process conduces greatly to
the general prosperity, but if the
individual owner thinks there is
more advantage to himself in going
slow it will require sound argument,
not reproaches, to make him change
his mind.
Okanagan College.
The Fall Term will begin on
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1908.
College Matriculation, Junior
and Senior.
Commercial Course.
Stenography and Typewriting.
Vocal and Instrumental Music.
For further particulars address  the
Principal,
Bvnum W. Sawvek.
Mr. R. C. Armstrong writes to us
protesting   against   the   statements
appearing   in   a   paragraph   in  last
week's   Trumpet   to   the effect that
the   progress   of  the   Similkameen
was retarded bv the holders of large
ranches   "who  will   neither   sell   at
reasonable prices nor bring them to I t****-   '"   lhcir   PO*Moo   hy many
a high State   of  cultivation."     Mr. ! prominent growers.     The latter ap-
Armstrong points out truly that   he   P"-'ar * have full>' established   their
himself, for instance, has offered  to   ***** contention.     Good   fruit   land
sell   or   subdivide   at   a   reasonable ' ****7 -* lls0 is ***** :l11 imd   *****
price,   and   he   maintains   that   the   *****   is   ******   for '•-■     Mr-   -***■---<
real   ret a rders   of progress are the\**° ls Dominion *<"•- inspector foi
speculators   and   middlemen   "with jthe province, says :
smooth tongue   and   hypnotic   eve";     '.'The   PriL'e   *** British  Columbi:l
.      u  i i   .u  •     i     ■    .. '   i    fruit lands opens the eves ot   people
who   hold   their   lands   at   a   much , ..        .,       ,_* J .   ,    r    -\
Irom the old country and   Irom   the
higher   price,   as   a   rule,   than the (prairies,   but   it is 'not inconsistent
ranchers. with the possibilities  of  production I
We infer that Mr. Armstrong  at-   :iiul avenue, taking a very conserv-
.... , , ativc estimate ot the   revenue   Irom
tubules the paragraph   in   question ..     .      .       .,., .. ,
1       "    ' ' the lands.     Ihe   revenue   Irom   the I   w a
to the  Trumpet, and may   therefore cu|tiv;llion   ol   fruit   lands in H. C.    ______
point out, what   perhaps   others   as runs all the way from $50 to  $1200
well have overlooked,   that it was a an   acre   annually.       There   are   a .—m *—
quotation from and credited  to   the mimber of instances where as much
Princeton Star, and wai reprinted, "f $t*"? ™ __* -***_"** ***** ** Buy your Machine Oils  at   tlie  Keremeos  Hardware
1 in   small   truits.       I hree years ago ,
not   as   expressing  our   own view.   ,|K. wh0le of the peach orchards   of l****** "W money,
but to give   as   a   matter   of  news   Peachland   were   sold   at   $300  an |
interest an outside view on   a   local   acre   on   the tree,   the buyer doing
question. I a" -** picking and packing, and an
i ordinary   orchard   of  apples,    once
As a matter of fact   the   problem I jnU, bearing, can be depended upon
Of accelerating  settlement   is one of, to   produce   $150   an   acre.      Now
many   factors,   and is not lo be dis-   taking the   initial   cost   of the best
posed    of   in   a   paragraph.       The   tn>it lands at $200   an   acre     I   am
._, 'iiii        »i.   quoting a higher figure than Mr.   ... .   .
state ofthe provincial land laws, the £.,„; ^  anj the c7,st  rf nmA     the most easily and quicklv laid, most durable, and altogetli-
Indian    land    laws,    the   irrigation I ant,   p|.ln,incr   fa   orchard at $300
GENERAL STORE & RESTAURANT.
BREAD  ALWAYS   ON   HAND.
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
'Opposite the Kereniees  I.anil  Company's Office.)
Feremeos Hardware
Huv a  " New Century" Washing Machine
save mother.
and
"Flintkote" Roofing,
laws, the immigration  laws,   muni- ] more, making a total cost   of  $500
cipal organization or the lack of it
these and other factors as well as
the disposition of local land-owners,
all have a bearing upon the progress
of the district.
The rancher who has been the
pathfinder of the country, who lias
come in when il was a wilderness
aiul established Ihe foundations of
a new province in the lace of all the
obetaclea thai confront  ■ pioneer,
has acquired a controlling   posilion,
and it is idle to storm at   him   if  he
per acre, is not a net annual income
revenue of $150 per acre a pretty
good return for the investment '■
Supposing there was only $100 clear
alter paying expenses of cultivation
you have a high interest.
"It may take a small fortune to
engage in fruit growing on an extensive scale, hut the man with limited means may also engage in   the  	
business with good results.    For First-Class Harness.
instance,   two   acres   at an original
COal ol S4lKi may be planted in small
I fruits, namely strawberries,   and at
the expiration of one vear thai    two
er the most desirable roofing material to be had.
The price is low for the value.
A full line of "I-DoeilX" Paints and Oils    none better.
E. M. CROOKER.
Easiest of Saddles.
c.
V. PROSSER
teres may be in full bearing, and
is inclined lo lake his time about Ibringing in a Mt annual revenue of
falling in line with a new nun enient at least SIUK). That ol course
and is resolved tfl  reap   lhe   benefit   ****** intensive cullivation,   but   it
c ,, , , .   ,        r i      i     i ■ i    is   quite   an   ordinary   thintr   lor   a
ol the enhanced value ol land which     , ~.    , ,. .'      •
plantation ol straw berries to j-ive
that movement creates. Am one, ,vlurns ol S.SIX) u :u re over and
of course, is open to the censun    of  above all expenses, and the   idea of
his neighbors if he retards the common welfare by beinj, unprogres-
sive. But if a rancher chooses to
keep tO his original lines, and to
develop his property to its best capacity on these lines, he is doing far
more for the community than is the
land dealer who merely subdivides
and hoists prices out of sight without doing any improvement work.
To take, for instance, the oldest   of
the ranches, thai of Mr.   Richter, it
comparing H. C. fruit lands with
the prairies is simply absurd. He-
sides we must remember it is worth
a good ileal to live in the climate of
Hritish Columbia. The comparison
in ultimate cash results is favorable
to the fruit lands of Hritish Columbia."
All this is true, yet it is no less
tine that there is a tendency to hold
lands at a speculative price and to
work a boom, as has been done
with   disastrous   effect   in   many   a
Dusters
Brushes
Currycombs
Bits
Spurs
Whips
Harnessmaker and Shoemaker.
Largest Stock In the Valley.        Everything In the Harnese Line. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
3-ACRE LOTS
Ready for
Planting
$300
Per Acre
Shut in by the mountains and only to be
reached by stage, the Valley was not known. Now the Railway is completed to Keremeos and they are busy grading on
to the Coast. When completed this will place the Valley
within 185 miles of Vancouver.
Prices of
TOWN LOTS
8 and 10 Acre
Lots
$200
Per Acre
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
We have laid out a Town Site at Keremeos, and the surrounding land in 3, 5 and 10 acre plots. A
COMPLETE SYSTEM OF IRRIGATION is under construction and is expected to be completed this fall.
7th & 8th Ave.:
$250.00 each
Now is the time to come and get a piece
of this property while it is going at the present price, for
when the water is running on the ground it will double in
value.
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
Home-seekers or excursionists from the
East have a choice of routes to Keremeos. The Great Northern Railway, which taps the Prairie Provinces at numerous
points, furnishes a quick, comfortable and convenient means
of reaching the Similkameen at rates the same as to corresponding points on the C.P.R. Or excursionists may come as
far as Midway over the Crow's Nest branch ofthe C.P.R. and
the remaining 90 miles over the Great Northern.
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
FOR FULL PARTICULARS APPLY TO
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
_    KEREMEOS. B.C.
hta. , Orange Meeting.
Despite the grant heat a consid-
uble audience assembled ut the
RMVting in the town hull on Tuesday evening, the chief feature of
which was tin uddress by J. W.
Whiteley, provincial organizer of
the Orange order, on "The principles of the Orange order and the
the need for its Existence in the
Dominion of Canada." Mr. White-
ley is a very Bucn! speuker, und
from the close attention with which
he was listened to throughout it
was evident that the audience enjoyed the lecture. From the nature
of the subject, which has so often
and so long been thoroughly threshed out, especially iu the east, there
was nothin<, new in his arguments,
the original features hein^ in illustration and anecdote. Most stress
was laid on the fact that the chutch
of Rome claims, and in Quebec exercises, ^reat temporal power, und
that her unchangeable policy is to
extend that power and repress liberty.
D. M'Curdy, R. S., of Similkameen Orange lodge, acted as chairman and engineered the program in
a most acceptable manner. Hesides
the address there was a well rendered solo by Mr. Milburn, a quartet by Mr. and Mrs. Crooker, Mr.
Milburn and Mrs Brown, and a
chorus by the choir.
The meeting closed with the national ai.them and with votes ol
thanks to the speaker, to the choir,
und to Mr. Armstrong for the use of
the hall.
ENTIRELY NEW
AND FIRST-CLASS
FAMILY HOTEL.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
HOTEL KEREMEOS
OPPOSITE G. N. R. STATION.
GEO. KIRBY,
MANAGER.
Keremeos, B.C.
LOCAL NOTES.
Mrs. Coleman, who has been
upending the past month with her
sister-in-law ut Trail, returned home
on Wednesday. She was met at
Oroville by Mr. Coleman.
A rich ledge has been struck in
the tunnel of the Nighthawk, 1200
fee' from the portal. It assays
high in silver und lead, and is considered to insure the Nighthawk be-
log a permanent producer.
A copy of the program of the
sports to he held in Hedley on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 7th and 8th
has been received at this office. It
shows $030 offered in prizes as follow s : Horse races, $455; baseball
$-'00; rock drilling. I200j trap shooting, $75. A promenade dance will
be held in the evening,
D. ti. Lowe of Winnipeg arrived
in Keremeos on Wednesday and
will spend a week in the valley.
Mr. Lowe reports harvest as well
advanced in parts of Manitoba. In
some parts he says the crop will
prove an average( but in Southern
Manitoba it ill light aad Irom Dakota west along the route ol the li.
N.  it  gradually   git*   wone   and
worse until fields were reached
where crops were not worth cut tine;
and the ranchers had turned them
over to their slock. Mr. Lowe was
in Ihe Similkameen last year, when
he purchased some property on the
Webster estate. He appears more
■trongly impressed than ever that
the fruit valleys of H. C. are the
place tor profitable investment.
Freight Traffic Manager Lanigan
of the C.P.R. declares in unequivocal terms "thut the rapid advance
of fruit growing interests is seriously handicapped by reason of prevalent high prices charged for fruit
lands." Willi tlie above Mr. Lani-
na should have coupled "high
freight rates hy the C.  P. K "    We
c. a. Mcdonald
are   also   told   that    Mr.    Lanigan
boosts Hritish Columbia fruit wher-  G.  S.  LAWRENCE
ever lie goes.     It   is   to  be   hoped I
that he will ut an  early   dute   do   a
little boosting in hs c.p.R. office BEAUTIFUL VALLEY LAND CO
und secure lower  freight   rules   for   -*-*-*-*-****-* * * *   **** *-*   * **l-l-fc- t    Aml*-\i*l tm*   VV/.
Hritish Columbia fruit, so that this
industry may advance with leaps
and bounds. Another booster could
do an equally good work for the
Similkameen in the office of the
Great Northern.
Vernon Rancher Murdered.
Kelowna, Aug. 14. A rancher
named J. R. Layton, living near
Vernon, was shot and instantly killed by another rancher named John
Anderson yesterday.
The men had a dispute about irrigation rights. Layton and his
partner, named J. R. Hrown, were
digging :l ditch to convey water to
their land across Anderson's property. Anderson ordered them off,
but they refused to leave. Anderson then went to his house, brought
out a rifle und shot Layton deud
and ■lightly wounded Hrown.
Anderson, who is an elderly
Swede, at once went and surrendered himself to Chief of Police lul-
vvards, who is holding him on the
charge ot murder.
P. BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
Opportunity
of a
Lifetime !
Once in a lifetime so me ti Mies more than 0O0C Opportunity knocks at nearly every man's door, and if lie is wise
lie loses not an instant in opening the door, for Opportunity
never lingers and never returns with the same gift. What
she is offering to-day in the Similkameen is an ideal home
easily secured.     We are her agents.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
KEREMEOS, B.C.
COME  EARLY
And buy to the best advantage. We will be pleased to
furnish you witb full particulars, description, and general
information on application.
*
Beautiful Valley Land Go.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
__ KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET
Local and  General.
be forced to  abate   the   severity   of
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry,etc.
FREE DELIVERY.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish  and   Poultry  promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
HIGHEST PRICE PAID FOR HIDES.
GEO. CAWSTON.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
The town of Clayton, near Spokane, population 500, was entirely
destroyed by fire.
It has been demonstrated that
valuable measures of good coal underlie the city of Vancouver, and
application has been made to the
provincial und city uuthorities for
permission to work them.
The government bu refused the
request of the (irand Trunk Pacific
authorities to bring in 1500 men
under contract to work in sections
ofthe road in the west. It is declared that there is sufficient labor
in Canada already to supply the demand.
Chief Joe, one of the Indian chieftains at the Capilano, has been taken to the hospital, suffering with a
broken leg. lie wus out riding u
week BgO, when he fell, and as he
lay on the ground the horse kicked
him. With the usual Indian stoicism, he would not consult a doctor,
and thought that he could do without his aid.
At the Trumpet Office
every kind of
JOB PRINTING
is done promptly and properly.
Lumber & Builders' Supplies
In dealing in Building Lumber and all kinds of Building Material we
have the advantage of getting our supplies direct from the mills, and
can therefore retail at most fuvorable prices.
Rough
and
Dressed
Lumber
■ ---irfi"       K'
,   ■-.*_
H..1II111.. . ui,
Lf
:   r     mm
Lath
Shingles
Sashes
Doors
DIMENSION LUMBER OF ALL KINDS.
Kstimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country prompt Iv
executed.
JOHN KNUDSON,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS.
this sentence, which was not ju-li-
tied by the crime, but the incident
shows how bumptious the Japanese are becoming, and that it is not
safe to let these people be carried
away by the idea that there are any
special privileges attacning to their
nationality.     Columbian.
Advices from the north stute that
Tanana Silas, an Alaskan Indian
who lives at Moosehide, wus arrested on the charge of bearing and
then attempting to burn alive his
wife, Elten Taylor, in a camp lire.
The squaw is in the Good Samaritan hospital suffering from severe
burns. She claims that her husband pushed her into the fire and
threatened to incinerate her, and it
was only by pleading and resort to
the threat that the police would get
him, that she succeeded in frighten-
in},' him away and escaped. He
was sent to jail for 30 days.
During the present season surveys are to be made of the route of
the proposed Hudson Hay railway,
pid it is hoped that the report there-
The large machine shops and J M may be ready for presentation to
blacksmith shop of the Dominion parliament next session  so that no
Copper company adjoining the time may be lost in Retting the line
Houndary Kails smelter, together j „„der way. This week a party of
with the entire machinery plant, was ovor one hundred men will start
destroyed by fire on Thursday even- from Winnipeg under the direction
ing, 1.Ith inst. The destruction of of John Armstrong who has large
the machine shop will mean a big experience in this class of work,
loss to the company, as it was fully lhe whole force willl be divided
equipped with the most modern into four parties, who will survey
machinery for repairing, etc. The alternate routes via Churchill and
buildings will probably be rebuilt.       Nelson rivers.    The ultimate choice
The residents of Port Haney are ' between the Nelson and Churchill
the latest to feel the effect of the river routes will depend upon the
stampede for new gold diggings, cost of construction, climate, suita-
For some years an old prospector bility for settlement and other con-
has been in the habit of making his siderations. Something depends
way into the country at the rear of too on improvements which would
the Golden Ear mountains each have lo be made to the terminal
spring, coining out in early fall with harbor on Hudson's Hav and the
more or less gold. A few days ago surveyors' reports are to cover this
he unexpectedly arrived back to civ- phase of the question,
ili/ation with over $.1,000   worth of
gold  dust.     Several  parties  have Travelling Hoodlums,
left Port   Haney   for   the   supposed       No,th May, Out., Aug. 14.     Two
orado. excursion trains of harvesters   from
Of late bears have frequently the maritime prov inces were held at
been seen in Lynn valley and udjac- chalk river yesterday lor about an
ent woods. While generally quick hour waiting for orders, and during
enough to get out of a man's way, that time an hotel was looted, the
there always is the exception. The proprietor carried outside, and over
other evening the bookkeeper ofthe $|(XX) worth of liquors and cigars
Lynn Valley Lumber company was were carried oil. Bvw the cellar
met by a she bear with two cubs, w.,. ransacked and kegs of beer
which forced him to climb a tree were stolen. On the trains riot-
aml remain in that uncomfortable ous scenes ensued, the water tanks
position till daylight, when Mrs. emptied and filled vv ith beer, l-'ight-
Bruin departed. Kverybody fa the ing he, .une general aud one man
valley now endeavors to get home |,,,d his nose broken and sustained
before dark. other injuries.      Thcic was one pol-
There is a new international dilli- IceRUM on each train but no atten-
cultv between Japan and Russia, in lion was paid lo him.
consequence of a number of Japan- At McKie's station the travelling
ese prisoners of a Russian military hoodlums amused themselves bv
force considering themselves too wrecking the furniture in the st,it-
high toned to walk in the middle of ion agent's house and olhciwisc
the road in a Russian town, in place   misbehaving,
of on the sidewalk. The Japanese 1 At North Hay the police force and
assaulted their soldier escorts, but a number ol cili/ens prepared fol
being overpowered have been tried them and .is the lirst sign ol disoi-
bv court martial and sentenced to tier resulted in arrests this put .1
death.     No doubt the Russians will | damper on the hooliganism. LOCAL NOTES.
Twenty-six drops ot rain fell In
Keremeos yesterday,  tha Brat  for
several moons.
Charles Henry McDiarmid aiul
Amelia Angela Allison were married al lledlev on Monday by   Rev.
Thurburn Conn,
C, V. Prosser leaves next  week
to open a harness and hoot and
shoe shop at Vernon. During his
absence his brother will have charge
ot the business here.
II igh Hunter, government agent
of Princeton, passed through town
on Wednesday on his way to Kam-
loop., where lie has some official
bu: i.iess at the registry office.
Mr. Bligh, an irrigation engineer,
rec itly Irom India, was the guest
of C. A. Stoess this week. He was
in attendance at the convention at
Vernon.    On Tuesday  Ite  left  lor
the   :oasl via V.  V.  &  E.
At a special meeting of the Church
Aid Society last Wednesday it was
decided to have a basket social in
the   hall   on    Friday evening, Sept.
4th.    Everyone cordially invited  to
attend. Kurt her particulars in next
week's issue.
Koran Mattice left on Monday by
the ki. N.R. lor Winnipeg, where he
will spend a few days investigating
tin. possibilities ot a market lor
Kc' >meon fruit, and afterwards will
go OUI into the vicinity ol' Carbeny
or bforden and assist at harvesting
an ' threshing.
Petitions to have a through train
service without change at  Oroville,
from Keremeos   lo   Spokane,    have
been circulated and  largely  signed
in Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton.
If Mr. Craig's assurance is to be relied upon, and no doubt it is, the
de-ired change will very soon be
made.
Dr. West wood, ol' Coleman, Alberta, who has been spending some
time al his ranch, McDonald's Flat,
near Princeton, passed through
Keremeos on Tuesday  on  his way
east. The Dr. purposes planting
11 lis on his ranch and experimenting   in   fruit   culture   in   the   upper
valley.
An     application     was    made    on
Tueeday before Magistrates Richter
and Coleman, by I". Schneider
againat the Beautiful Valley I..unl
Co.,  tor a commitment for trial on
a charge of failing to carry out their
agreement in a real estate deal.
I he plaintiff's allegation is that he
exchanged   property  in   Winnipeg
lor a tract ol land here, and that the
defendants have tailed to give  him
a clear deed according lo agreement. The compani was repre*
■eated b) Barristei Billings ol Vernon, who objected to a hearing on
the ground  that   the   magistrate*
had no jurisdiction in the case,   and
consequently they took no action.
S. Crampton left lor his home at
ManltOU, Man., on Wednesday.    He
eras accompanied b) J. A. Si. Pierre,
who alter a short sta\ in Winnipeg
will proceed to Montreal, where lie
intends engaging in the lur
trade tor the winter. Mr. Crampton has completed a gOOd season's
work   on   his   son's truit lot   across
the river and is leaving everything
In excellent shape.   Tne fruit trees
wliich lie planted last spring have
made a splendid showing, the
growth on many ol the apple   trees
exceeding   three   feet.     Mr.   St.
Pierre has not been so fortunate.
The Rogers' Realty Co. of Winnipeg, through whose BgeOtS he purchased Ins land, failed to deliver any
water lor the lol; apart from the expense incurred, he has lost a whole
neason. During his stay in Winnipeg he intends Meing what redress
he can secure.
D. !•'. Jelly returned on Tuesday
from Rossland, the object of his trip
there being to negotiate lor the sale
ot Keremeos truit. '1'he chief result of his journey was to learn that
our local growers will have to use a
long sharp pruning knife on the
prices they demand if they hope to
do any business outside or even to
retain their immediate home market. Just now Rossland is getting
its supplies from the Other side of
the line, at Myers Kails and Col-
ville, and paying at those points 5
cents a pound for tomatoes, 3 cents
for plums and peaches, and 3j$ cts.
for pears. The express charge is
SI per 100 lbs., while from Keremeos it is $1.65, so that our U. S.
friends can pay the duty and still
get Oil the Rossland market at prac-
ticallv the same expense as ourselves. On tomatoes alone, on which
there is an ad valorem duty of 30
per cent., we have an advantage,
and some of these are being shipped. There is no use blinking' the
fact, however reluctant our growers
may be to accept it, that the happy
days of Yukon prices in this valley
are out of date, ami a more reasonable scale will make its way despite
all resistance.
Eastern Townships Bank.
FOR  SALE.
One new-c.'ilveil gentle milk COW, chc.ip
lor cash. K. C. Akmsikom;,
2d I.ewer Similk.illleeii.
For Sale.
Mendelssohn piano, in good order; price
$200.    Enquire sl tins once.
Similkameen Land District.
DISTRICT  OT   V.U.K.
TAKE NOTICK that dm. A. Si,„-.... Watnyoi,
* nt KtfMMO*. tt.C. iiiUri.K te .ippb tor |KT-
mi.si.in te pur.'ha-i' .'» .tK-llXJ a. r,s pflwM. IviilK ltl.lt
PMC* or p.tr.vl et land known • <•. Let KIU6S in tin-
s inilhaiiiwn Itivwion „t Vain Distriet.
ClIAKI KS  A.   S UM si
I7l!i \,i„„st. tWH. 2V
JEWELLER
And Watchmaker.
X
Complete stock including
Optical   GoO(U<
UADDIC   The JEWELER
nAnnlO       Penticton.
.li.it  et  M.ini.t^e Licenses.
ESTABLISHED  1859.
Head Office,
Capital and Reserve,
SH_U—KOOKB, Qunac.
$5,000,000.00
TRANSACTS A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and  upwards received,  subject  to no delay in withdrawal of all oi   any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting; Manager.
Selling at Cost.
Wo have decided to reduce our entire stock oi general
merchandise ONE HALF.     Sale starts Aug. 7th, and will
continue until we have accomplished onr aim.
Come ami let us quote you prices on
Dry Goods,
Groceries,
Hardware,
Harness,
Saddles,
Boots and Shoes
Wagons, Hacks, Buggies and Farm Implements
of all kinds including Plows, Harrows, Cultivators,
Hay Rakes, Stump Pullers, Spring Tooth Harrows,
Disc Harrows, Planet Jr. Hand Seeders and McCormick Mowers.
Remember, this sale is not Kr°mkr -° 'ast forever, and it
will pay VOU to come early and got   some   oi  the   best   bargains before they are all gone.
Frank Richter & Co.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
Tinsmithing.
All  kinds  of Shot!   Metal  Work  in
I in, Copper, Slice!  Iron, etc.
o
I-! \\ I i ROUGHING  A  Sl'i-.ci.M.l \.
Plumbing,   Pipe Suing and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Kstimales furnished   on application.
—o
l.e.'ixe orders at
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Kcromeos, B.O.
May and Grain Store in connection. Seed Wheat and Hurley tor sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
KEREMEOS SUPPLY STORE
AGENTS FOR THE
CELEBRATED
CAMPBELL CLOTHING.
Workmanship and fit guaranteed.
New samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.

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