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Array Keremeos Trumpet
Vol, I.
No. 23
Teacher of Pianoforte ami Accompanist
(certificated Royal College of Music, London) tfives lessons in Keremeos Station
Town Hal' every Friday and Saturday,
ami is open to on^a^ement for accompaniments.    Terms on application.
Hbducy. I.G
Notary Public.
A^ent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins.  Co.
Ocean Accident and liuarautee Co.
Kr.RKM10N,   B.   C.
Contractor and Builder,
B. C.  I.\nd SURVEYOR.
Residence at  Old Townsite,  or  iiK|iiire
at this office.
Estimates  Furnished.
Workm.'inship Guaranteed.
Notary Public.
Okkick   ....    Kkrkmkos, B.C.
L. O. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday on or before
v    .—        -* full moon in eaeh  month
'.mSSffS**   in   Keremeos Sehool  House.
Visiting members cordially invited.
D. J. Innis, W. M.
D. McCl-riiv.R. S.
Stage Lines.
Ki.ikr St.viik.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday
at noon, arrives at Hedley ] p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, exeept Sunday,
at K a.m., arrives at Kereineos 11 a.m.
Only through connecting stage between j
I'entieton, Keremeos, lledlev *c Prinoeton.
J. V. Rovkr, Proprietor.
Kkrkmkos Hkdi.kv Mail Stack.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday,
at 1 p.m.j arrives in lledlev al 5 p.m.
Leaves Hedley daily, exeept Sunday, at
7 a.m., arrives iu Kei emeos at 11 a.m.
!>. J. Innis, I'roprielor.
Kkrkmkos Pknticton M vn. Stalk.
Leaves Keremeos for Penticton on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, al noon.
Lfives I'entieton on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays al <> a. in., arriving in
Koromoos at noon.
W. K. Wki.HV, I'roprielor.
Church Services.
Prkshvtkrian -Divine service Sunday,
11 a.m., in Keremeos Town Hall. Rev.
A. H. Cameron, Pastor.
Am.I.li an Services as announced from
lime lo time.
si niiav School and Itau Clam,
In Town Hall eaeh Sunday at 10 a.m.
Mrs. J. R. Shaw, Superintendent.
V. V. ti. V..  train arrives daily,   exeepl
Sunday, at 10..W a.m.
Leaves daily, exeept Sunday, at 3 p.m.
Box social in the town hall on
Friday evening, Sept. 4th.
A telephone has heen installed at
the V. V. & E. station—No. 87.
"The Jimhillkameen" is the
Princeton Star's name for this great
Mr. Stevens, of Nelson, was in
Keremeos over Sunday on a visit to
his son, W. O.
Marcus Daly Jr. arrived via the
V. V. & E. on Friday and passed
up the Valley, where he spent a
few days.
J. J. Armstrong was in Molson
on Tuesday in connection with the
supply of timher for the company's
irrigation ditch.
Rev. Mr. Cameron has canceled
the service here for next Sunday
morning and will spend the whole
day at Fairview.
Bears are reported to be very
numerous around Hope Mountain.
They are supposed to have been
driven down by forest fires.
Charlie Armstrong returned home
on Tuesday after a pleasant holiday
trip in the Okanagan. He reports
the supply of water as insufficient
at \ ernon and other points.
Mrs. Brass and Miss Megraw of
Hedley passed through Keremeos
on Friday on their way east on a
holiday trip. The former vviil visit
friends at Moose Jaw, Sask., and
the latter at Superior, Mich.
An order in council which appears
in the B. C. Gazette extends the'
close season for willow grouse to
Sept. 30 and prohibits the shooting
of any prairie chicken this year.
Local sportsmen should paste this
notice on their game bags.
The opening of the new church,
which was to have been held on the
27th of September, has heen postponed to the first Sunday in October, Rev. (i. A. Wilson of Vancouver, Superintendent of Missions, being unable to attend on the foi mer
J. P. Hall, conductor on the Keremeos mn, was called to Spokane
last Thursday by sickness in his
family at that place. On his return
Mr. Hall will take the freight run
between Oroville and (irand Forks.
Sid Brown is again on the Keremeos run.
A. Osborne, after winding up his
accounts as far as possible, left last
Friday for the Okanagan. After
spending a while in that district it
is his intention to go to the coast,
thence probably to Prince Rupert lo,
size up the business opportunities of
the new port. His store building
here is left in charge of J. A. Brown,
and is for sale or to let.
The mail stage from Penticton,
with Dan Rogers in charge, was an
hour late on Tuesday owing to
heavy roads, a heavy load, and the
breaking of two sets of whiffletrees.
The Penticton Press records the
sad bereavement of Mr. and Mrs.
B. A. Shatford in the loss of their
two little daughters, Florence Ger-
aldine and Mildred Rosamond,
whose deaths occurred within a
week of each other and were due to
infantile disorders, prevalent at this
time of the year.
Attention is called to the announcement in another column of
the Okanagan college at Summer-
land, B. C, whose fall term opens
Sept. 23. This college is most conveniently situated for students from
the Similkameen, and under the
able management of Principal Sawyer has attained a high reputation.
C. V. Prosser left for Princeton
on Tuesday, where he is opening a
new harness and shoe shop. Cnder
the style of the Similkameen Saddlery Co. C. V. and Frederick Prosser and Jas. Critchley of lledlev
will have shops at Princeton, Hedley and Keremeos, and by co-operating will be able to have a very
large assortment of goods and to
sell them at right prices.
H. Carry and C. E. Cartwright,
C.P.R. surveyors, have commenced
a new survey which starts at Mer-
ritt, a new town in the Nicola valley, and runs back of Hope Moun- i
tains to a divide between Cold Water
River and the west fork of Otter
Creek, which is crossed ; following
Summer Creek to Five-mile Creek,
up this stream to the head of Trout
Creek, following this to Okanagan
Messrs. John and bred Lane,
having settled all the affairs in connection with their recent construction contract on the V. V. & E., left
a few days ago for Vancouver,
where part of their outfit is stored.
It is iheir intention to look into the
prospects of work on the G.T.P.
construction, and Fred will also
take a trip northward to look after
some land in the neighborhood of
the Bulkley valley.
K. G. Hankin-on has completed
the sub-letting o1'all his three-mile
contract on the V. V. & E. line live
miles   or so this side of Princeton.
All except three-quarters of  a   mile,
is   rock   work,   and   it   is expected
that   it   will   be   completed    in   six
months.    Thi   sub-contractors   are
Erickson tt Co.,  Williams   & Co.,,
Johnson & Co., H. E.    Richardson, j
Anderson & Co.,   Freeden   &   Co., I
and l.arsen A Co.
Constable Ewart got word last
Friday to meet the train and arrest
a passenger who was   suspected   of
being one of the participants in the
recent hold-up of a hotel keeper at
Midway. This was done, and word
sent to Midway, but Midway stated
that there was no one there who
could identify him -the victim of
the hold-up being able only to give
the stereotyped description, "a tall
man and a short man, masked"—so
he was released.
A queer accident cfel George
Riddell at Innis's livery sl.'ble on
Wednesday. He was standing on
the platform of the pump, when a
horse that was drinking from the
tub caught his halter on the spout
ofthe pump, got scared and bolted,
pulling so hard that he yanked the
pump out of the well. The sudden
heave on the platform shot George
heavenward, and he struck earth
again with a jar that stunned him
but did no serious injury.
A considerable quantity of peaches from J. J. Armstrong's ranch has
been put on the local market this
week, and some shipped to Vancouver. Though the trees, which
are of the Mamie Ross variety, are
only three years old, they are already giving a good yield. The
peaches are of magnificent color,
and many of them measure eight or
nine inches in circumference. Mr.
Stover, who has had a wide experience, declares that the peaches of
this district far outclass those of
California or of any other region he
has seen.
E. L. Bogart of Vancouver, who
will be in charge ofthe laying of the
pipe for the big irrigation ditch, arrived in Keremeos on Tuesday accompanied by his wife. The material for the piping comprises 15 carloads and is expected to arrive within the next fortnight. About two
months will be required for the laying of the pipe. The bridge and
Sume work will be carried on at the
same time, and should no unforeseen
difficulties arise there is everv prospect iif the work being completed in
good time this fill. September and
October will be busy months with
big gangs of men engaged.
Tuesday's slioot finished the gun
club contest lor the trophy a gold
button which, after changing
hands several times, now becomes
the permanent possession of Harry
Armstrong. The contest was a
close one, and at the end it was
necessary to break a tie between
Armstrong, Prosser aud Crooker,
with the result as stated. The
score in the deciding match was one
of the poorest ol the season probably because it was the deciding
match and the participants were a
little over-anxious. It is intended
to send a team to Hedley on Labor
Day to shoot for the Shatford cup. An Indian War Averted.
A White Pacific.
The Daily Telegraph, London,
n i dilating on the vast changes in the
politics of the Pacific, portended hy
the almost inconceivably magnificent reception Australia has accorded, not tO a British, but an American fleet, says j
"It means, and is welcomed by
the Australians as meaning that the
l'nited States is determined to secure her position in the Pacific,  and
Dawson, Yukon, Aug. 19.
the determined stand of the
Northwest Mounted Police, headed
by Capt. Fitz Hofrigan, prevented
an Indian war in the country east
of here, a war that would practically have exterminated one or two
tribes of Indians and serioiislv
threatened the white prospectors
and trappers.
'The trouble occurred between the       _______________________
__%,    v , ,„•    ,   ,.     ,    , ..      I the demonstration she is   giving   ol
Icily Kiver and Wind   Creek   tribes . ,
, ii      ,, ,,     ,    .,    ! the means she intends to employ to
and   was   directly   traceable   to the , ' .      .
,. -,, ,  . ,-',, ...      ,-  keep her  position :. extraordinarily
unlaithlulness ot the young  wile   ol ' ' ^^^H
a member of the Pelly   River   tribe,   comP,ete
and her confession   that   she   lov.d
What   the   people   at
have  scarcely   yet realized is
that Europe practically has vacated
.-.,,,       i       . e I the Pacific
ot the husband and a   cry   lor   vengeance from his fellow tribesmen.
Jonathan, a member ofthe   Blind
Creeks, had been socially ostracized ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
, . .    , squadrons there.    The   mastery   of
because    he   was   a    natural    born    M
... ,     ...       -tec .*.    the Pacific was Britain a only twenty
thief.     His   wile   ot   a lew   months j **----*   *****
had soon tired of her   position,   not I ^''a s     ^l
being   able   to   associate    with   the
tha Landing,   Tha body was bor-l
ribly     mangled,    the    entrails    and
memberi being strewn  along the
track and the trunk dragged for
over a quarter of a mile south and
then trailed hack for some distance
hy the train on its return. The
Okanagan remarks that "she awoke
in another, and it is hoped in all
charity, a better world, where poor
redmen, poorer yellow and poorest
whitemen are conspicuous by their
absence." We would be highly
obliged if the Okanagan would, ex-,
plain what it means by this extraordinary pronouncement.
Similkameen Land Dletrlct.
PAKIC NOTICK lhat rims. V Mosss, Wtntrjer,
1    of Kcramaos, 1U'.. Islwdi m span   for per-
nii»si,m m purchua .' .IK-tOO htm of l.uul. bans; thai
^^    panvl ol Und known u Lot  IUU6S in tlu-
mean Divfafofl ofYnln llislrict.
________ Charlks A. Sivks.
17th August. IWH. -■
ni,-, i- or |
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
m,-,,s. ll.C. occupsboa mnchei
'evtm, m Wat*>
■■BSBSl  ■ inti-iuK in ap
Not a single battleship  p'v. ("r sanaWon to ■iiitsnii tlu- bloving tarn *   I scribed land:   CoeottOO*Stt*M. ■'»' •' I*'*! planti-d SBout
belonging to an European power is i **f«-t south „f th,- south-»,->t ,-om.-r „f p. inni»'»
"      rs I ■ ! ranch, tlu-iu-t- north ill chains, thi-n.v u,-st 20 chains.
to be found in   anv   corner   of  that i *ssc« south 20chain.,, ilu-nc-.-a>t to safari „t'«»■
.   j nu-nci'iiu-nt, and containing 10 acres,   more or U-si*.
great   ocean,   while   America has 3 |^WtpdUfehtao««iitlit|iMi)Mi n.n
*•****>**—*** -ar. The rise of Japan on
the one hand, and the naval renaissance of the Llnited   States   on   the
best people in the tribe, even though i t^___________________
... ,     ,. cu     i •  r    other, has profoundly changed COO-
onathan was a brother of the clnel. ' ' ' *
•> I   .»-• ,     I..*        ■ I      A *-..!
When Liard Bob, a Pelly River In
dian, passed through the camp, the
wife and he met. On his return
she gave Bob the moccasins. Jonathan was furious and tried to kill
Bob.      They   fought   a   duel   with
ditioni and revolutionised Australia's attitude towards problems for
national defence."
The Telegraph finds Australia's
ambition to have its own navy is
but a natural one, but it thinks   the
and adjoins
July tt. 190K
inlied tor is k- -
Lot No. ia'l em the waat,
John M. Vlm-nu.
Okanagan College,
Summerland, B.C.
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 farther particulars Midfeet lha
EVBBCTT W. Sawyer.
knives and fists, until Jonathan had ******** demonstration will show
taken Bob's knife awav. Then Jon- ■ her ho* nKm> -*-****** *** *mO**U
athan grabbed up his   shotgun   and   ion   of  such   a   *"" **** ******-**>
fired   at   his   rival.      Bob   tried   to
and convince her that her naval   in-
reach Jonathan's rifle when another   ■******' -**** ** -******"*** ** ^,,lrib-
hand-to-hand light occurred.      Bob   u,ions to *" ****** nav>'-
finally   got   possession   of  the  rifle        h    ™***-***     ****     Telegraph
and   shot   Jonathan   dead   with  his   ****** ***** *" V*****J* ** ■   ******
I Australia washed by a white  Pacific
held passionately by the Australians,
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS     -      -      PROPRIETOR.
own gun.
Chief Ijuth, of the  Blind   Creek'
iit once swore vengeance, and gath-
COnceaia serious dangers, but it does
ered over 1,000 Indians to take  the   not doubt that the thorny   question
vv r-nath °^ Asiatic immigration can   be   set-
In the meantime word of the im- l***** °" ******** honorable terms,
pending conflict  was   brought   here
by two trappers,   Poole   and   Field
Captain Hotrigan at once chartered
a  steamer,   and   with   only   twenty
men went to the scene.     Alter   four
days'hard travelling they reached
ljuth's camp and found a big party
assembled. Ilorrigan ordered the
Indians to settle the affair and go
back to their homes. At first Ijuth
was obstinate, saying the   death   ot
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
for Teams
The Nicola Valley Coal and Coke
Co's big tipple was destroyed hy
lire.     Loss $4000.
Commencing about the middle of
September, Sir Wilfrid Laurier will
address a series of meetings in Ontario for three weeks. Nothing is
said as yet as to the date ofthe Dominion elections.
According to the reports received^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
bv the Ureal railwaj from   ^       J       |NN|S
..   tt... ,.i....,i a
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
l.aiul-seekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
his brother could only be settled  bv . ^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^_^—
,     ,,      ,    ....      ,, ,.'    ■■ . •,   '  I its agents along their Iiik   the wheal
the blood ol the  IVIIv   Kiver   tube. K h,
.     .    ..'        ..                i   crop   in   Washington   will   only  be
Ai one ^^^^^H ^^^| ,_
to attack I Ion ig.m's lillle party,
but his firmness and references to
Jonathan's pool standing finally
won. It was then disclosed that
Ijuth had been holding oil the
attack on the Pelly Rivers because j
OfI shortage in ammunition, the'
traders relusing to sell when the
trouble started. Ilorrigan got the
leaders together in a feast, and
when he left all were in good humor. He reports Jonathan's death
was justifiable, as Bob shot in self
defense. Bob was arranging to
marry the widowed Blind Creek
squaw when the police   started   for
Dawaon. _____
Labor Day Monday, Sept. 7.
about   <h)   per   cent,   of   last year's
crap, the result of draughts and hot
Several large shipments of early
apples and peaches have already
been forwarded to the Northwest
from   the   Okanagan,   according to
Mr. R. M. Palmer, superintendent
of the Provincial Bureau of Information. The fruit crop is forty to
fifty per cent, larger than last year
and the demand is excellent.
An accident occurred during
Thursday night, Aug. 20, on the C.
P. R. right of way south of Vernon,
says the Okanagan, by which Mary
Ann Swalwell, an Indian woman,
met a horrible death by being run
over by  a   freight   train  bound   for
When In
atop at the
Central Hotel
Tweddle & Reith,
Hinilsl attention to
(.'oilliiierewil   Men,
Teei isis
.iml l..iml-si-1-kers.
Headquarters for all
OtagS Routes.
Livery stable
ill connect ion.
Oeed table,
Laige, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free  bus to Htul from
all trains.
Proprietors. Box Social.
The ladies ofthe Keremeos Church
Aid Society intend giving another of
their popular entertainments on Friday evening next, the object being
to provide funds for furnishing the
new church. This time it will be a
"box" or "basket" social and will
be held in the town hall.
Ladies are requested to provide
boxes containing lunch for two.
These will be sold by auction to the
highest bidder. Gentlemen are invited to attend and bid high and
lively on the boxes. A good program of vocal arid instrumental
music, readings, dialogues, etc.,
is being arranged. Everybody cordially invited to attend.
A prize will be awarded the lady
bringing the best decorated basket
or box.
Mrs. McDonald.
(Ornville G.'izrttc.)
The news came from Spokane the
lirst of the week of the death of
Mrs. Mary J. McDonald, who some
weeks ago went to the hospital there
for an operation. It was thought
for a time that she would recover,
but she proved too weak to stand
the ordeal. Her two daughters, Daisy
and Odessa, went to the city to attend the funeral, which was to be
held there. Mrs. McDonald was
one of the pioneers of Oroville, having come here many years ago with
her husband, the late J. K. McDonald, customs collector of this port.
The homestead owned by them was
three years ago sold to the Oroville
Townsite company and is now part
of the townsite. She is survived by
two daughters, both residents of
this place.
Novel Advertising.
Por the purpose of taking moving
pictures to be used in Kngland in
the advertising of the industries and
resources of British Columbia, Jas.
Kerens, representative of an Kng-
tis.li firm of moving picture makers,
has made a contract with the government of the province.
Mr. Kerens has been instructed to
take special care in the preparation
of a series of pictures showing the
fruit growing possibilities of some
of the interior valleys, as the government wishes to advertise the
horticultural resources of the province as widely and intelligently as
possible throughout (ireat  Britain.
Street scenes in Vancouver, fishing and salmon-canning pictures on
the Kraser river, panoramic views
of the picturesque valleys of the
Kraser and a score of other sights
which will be useful in the advertising ofthe province.
A blast in the Mother Lode mine
at (ireenwood threw a 35-pound
rock a distance of 900 feet, when it
crashed through the house of James
Dimmick, a miner, seriously injured his wife, breaking both her legs,
and fatally injured his daughter
Local and General.
The National Transcontinental
Railway commission has opened
tenders for those portions of the
1,800 miles of line between Monc-
ton and Winnipeg which are not already under contract. The aggregate is 222 miles in Ontario and
354 miles in Quebec. Thirteen bids
have been received.
Mining operations on a large
scale are to be conducted this fall
and winter in the recently discovered placer mining camp on the In-
genica river in north central British
Columbia. Capitalists who have
interestt there have just incorporated the Ingenica Placer Mining Co.
with an authorized capital of $600,-
000 in shares of the par value of $1
each. Including their own holdings
they have acquired about thirty
claims on the Ingenica, and its tributary, McConnnell creek, by location, option and purchase. This
comprises nearly 50 per cent, of all
the ground staked in the district.
J. Bruno,
A Full Line of
Soft Drinks,
Tobacco and Cigars.
Pool Room In Connection.
Thomas & Barcelo's old stand,
Carriagk Biii.ding,  Rkpair-
ing and Painting
Opposite the Central Hotel.
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. 8AUNDER3,   Prop'r.
Kor 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.
Builders and Contractors
Lime, 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.
The Big Store.
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 yet prices.
Keremeos Commercial Co The Keremeos Trumpet
Published every I-'rid.i\ al Ihe otli, e.
MMMMl lt.C
SuhK-ription $_'.00 a year.  $1.00 lor six  monlhs.
in advance.
^ Advertising Rates.- Legal notiees. IV per line
first insertion, tOe per line eaeh suhs,H4uer.t insertion.
I.and notiees—CertilieaU-s of improvement.etc.. $8,111)
for ntUlay notices. $5.00 tot .Kiday notiees. Contract
display advertisinK, Me, per inch p,-r Wttk, Transient advertiM-ments. such as Lost, Found. Wanted,
etc.. not exceeding one inch. $1.00 tirst insertion, or
three insertions tor $2.00. Local reading notices,
25c. per line.
J. A. HROWN, Publisher.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28,  1908.
Notes and Comments.
In his journeys through the prairie
provinces and through British Columbia, D. G. Lowe of Winnipeg,
who has been spending a few days
here looking after his interests in
the Similkameen, has noted among
other things the frequently observed effect of railway building in disseminating particular weeds in new
districts where they had never been
known before. The cause and effect are so closely connected that
the travels of a weed can sometimes
be traced as accurately as if it had
a first-class tourist ticket without
stop-over privileges or return coupon. Thus we have the weed that
bears the illustrious name of Jim
Hill, a name which it has earned
through its faithful adherence to the
march of the Great Northern. As
is well known, weeds often actually
ruin old ^rain-growing districts,
rendering them almost valueless at
a time when they should have
reached their best and most productive period. In the Red River valley in Manitoba, one of the oldest,
richest and most famous wheat districts in all the west, Mr. Lowe
noticed long stretches of the finest
of farms put out of commission by
weeds, ,-md the effect on the crop of
the whole region is very noticeable.
Indeed, one of the most serious of
the many serious problems of the
prairies—a stupendous problem it
is—is that of weeds. Wild oats
levy their toll from Superior to the
Rockies; they will continue to thrive
and increase; where grain is kin^ it
is next to impossible to eradicate
It is only in grain countries that
weeds become really formidable.
Where cultivation is intensive they
are rather beneficial than otherwise,
supplying as they do a natural enrichment to the soil when buried in
the flower of their youth. They arc-
to be little feared in the Similkameen, no matter how eager they
may be to get a roothold. A few
have followed the railway grade,
notably of late the Russian thistle.
Thistles of this and other breeds
are now growing in neglected profusion by our roadsides, and to
check their spread and keep them
down should be the duty ofthe supervisor as well as the duty and interest of individual ranchers. They
are liable to become very troublesome in certain crops. As to fruitgrowers, they may look rather to
fungous and insect pests than to
weeds fora really formidable enemy.
They   are   still   exempt   from   such
enemies, but   "eternal   vigilance   is
the price of freedom."
Mayor Tuttle of Kernie has shown
himself so well equal to the occasion in the crisis of the late disaster
that it is unpleasant to see him now
overstepping the bounds of propriety in an excess of zeal, and appealing to London, Kngland, for
money. Heaps of money and train-
loads of goods were poured into
Kernie from its own neighborhood,
together with many inquiries as to
what was needed. Never was a
sudden and great need more promptly and effectively met. Kor Mayor
Tuttle to call across the ocean for
help which his own countrymen
are amply able and more than willing to supply, and from a city
where the population of a hundred
Kernies suffers more deprivation
year in and year out than the Fer-
nians endured for a few days, is a
slur on Canada which can only be
excused on the ground that the excitement through which he has
passed has unbalanced his judgment.
The undignified and ridiculous
squabble between the Minister of
Education and various school boards
over the design of the flags to be
flown over school-houses in B. C ,
has, it is hoped, come to an end
through the practical withdrawal of
the minister's mandate. A custom
has grown up in Canada of using
the flag of the merchant marine
plus the national coat of arms—a
design which is so natural and
graceful that it has been adopted by
common consent, but which violates
in some mysterious way the silly
pedantry of heraldry. The minister
essays to correct what is, from the
point of view of heraldry, an offense
to propriety; but the design has
become too firmly established to be
easily displaced. His best course
now would be to quietly close an
incident that is sure to give rise to
misunderstanding abroad and to
create a mild scandal in the eyes of
the world.
Our handsome young contemporary the Summerland Review is sadly shocked at the lawlessness recently displayed at Springfield,Illinois, where a part of the white population, maddened at one of the negro outrages that so frequently occur in the south and middle states,
ran amuck and wrought destruction
in their quest of vengeance. And
the Review is piously thankful that
we in Canada are more righteous
than our impulsive neighbors. True,
it must admit, Vancouver not long
ago indulged in a similar orgie
and it might have added, in common fairness, that Vancouver had
not a thousandth part of the justification that Springfield had. But
then the blame can conveniently be
shitted onto the "foreign" element
in Vancouver—a course which,
while anything but just or candid,
serves to salve our self-love. We
in Canada   need   not   lay   flattering
unction to our souls because we are
more self-controlled and orderly
than our southern cousins. It is
easy to be good on five thousand a
year—and it is easy to be orderly
when we are comparatively exempt
from the intolerable provocations to
which the people in some parts of
the States are subjected. And to
come down to cases, taking into
consideration the difference in size
and distribution of population as
compared with the States, are we
such white-headed little angels as
some of us imagine ? Take for instance the recent harvest excursions
from the east to the   prairies—they
are made up of as purely Canadian
elements as can be found in the
land. The progress of one of the
latest of them was marked by the
wanton destruction of thousands of
dollars worth of property, by many
assaults and at lease one manslaughter. What would happen if
these people had really some excuse
for going on a rampage ? And this
is not an isolated instance. Such
things occur repeatedly year after
year, lf disorders occur less frequently in Canada than in the
States, it is not because we are
"holier than thou" but because we
are "luckier than thou."
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. KEELER.
(Opposite the Keremeos Land Company's Office.)
ITeremeos Hardware
Buy your Machine Oils at the   Keremeos  Hardware
and save money.
Buy a " New Century" Washing Machine   and
save mother.
"Flintkote" Roofing,
the most easily and quickly laid, most durable, and altogether the most desirable roofing material to be had.
The price is low for the value.
A full line of "flbotllx" Paints and Oils—none better.
Similkameen Saddlery Co.
Keremeos, Hedley & Princeton. Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
8 and 10 Acre
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
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.
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
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
7th & 8th Ave.:
$250.00 each
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
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
HORN,    On Tuesday,   Aug. 25, to
Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Innis,  a son.
P. F. Quant returned yesterday
from the Okanagan, having been as
far as Kelowna in an unsuccessful
quest for work. Since his return
he has struck a job here.
The liberal showers and the cooler weather during the past week
have proved a welcome change. In
places where bush fires were raging and more or less apprehension
was felt, the rain was particularly
Rev. J. A. Cleland of Penticton is
spending a few days in town, and
will conduct service on Sunday.
During his visit it is expected that
a decision will be reached in regard
to the advisability of forming a parish and stationing a Church of Kngland man here.
A gust of wind on Tuesday morning caught J. R. Shaw's barn with
the door open, blew it down and
scattered the frame and contents,
leaving not a stick where the building had stood. It seems to have
been owing to the peculiar set of
the building rather than to any
great violence of the wind that the
damage occurred, for nowhere else
was any damage reported, nor any
very strong wind noticed. Part of
the building was fitted as a lodging
for the foreman, and his belongings
were scattered in a most freakish
way. A lantern was found sitting
on a piece of the debris unharmed.
A jar of preserves was found unbroken, sitting on a bare stone some
distance away. A pair of glasses
and the case belonging to them
traveled in different directions, and
were unharmed. The only article
broken was a toothbrush, though
the building itself was totally demolished.
Unreliable News Dispatches.
The misleading reports at first
sent out regarding the result of the
Saskatchewan elections were accepted by many newspapers in H. C.,
and especially by those with whom
"the wish was father to the
thought," They are BOW busily engaged making as graceful explanations as possible tO their readers.
Willi the box and dice both loaded
against him there wasn't the remotest possibility of Haultain being iu
at the finish. That he wasn't completely obliterated speaks volumes
for him. For the next two years
the election will be fought mer
again, in the courts.
Kqually unreliable and conflicting
are the reports received of the
wheat crop on the prairies. A report of an excellent yield is followed
with one of damage from drought
until the reader is unable to form an
opinion of any kind.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
Grasshoppers at Wilbur, Wash.,
are not only making havoc of the
tender variety of vegetation in the
town gardens, but have spread to
the outlying orchards, stripping
every   fruit   tree   on   some   of the
places of its foliage. In consequence several thousand dollars has
been lost and there appears to be
no end of the devastation. The
potato fields also are being ravaged
by the insects, which take the
plants by rows, completely stripping the stalk of leaves.
What came near developing into a
serious riot took place at the C.P.R.
station at Winnipeg, when fifteen
harvesters tried by force to prevent
the arrest of one of their number.
James Forrester of Truro, N. S., a
man who was one of the notorious
Maritime contingent and who was
behaving indecently and using foul
language, was arrested. Five policemen had to fight their way out
through an angry crowd, literally
battling an avenue with their truncheons. When they got outside
they hustled Forrester, who was
lighting desperately, into a rig, but
the crowd hung on to the vehicle
until dispersed with whip lashings.
They followed, however, to the police station, and only on a threat of
further arrests did Ihcy retire.
c. a Mcdonald
of a
Lifetime !
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
Once in a lifetime sometimes more than once—Opportunity knocks at nearly every man's door, and if he is wise
he 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.
And buy to the best advantage. We will be pleased to
furnish you with full particulars, description, and general
information on application.
Beautiful Valley Land Go.
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry, etc.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for Cured  Meats,   Fish and  Poultry promptly
and satisfactorily filled.
Druggists and Stationers
At the Trumpet Office
every kind of
is done promptly and properly.
Lumber & Builders' Supplies
In tUaHnf in Building Lumber und all kinds of Building Material we
have the advantage of getting our supplies direct from the mills, and
can therefore retail at most favorable prices.
Estimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending- builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
will become deplorable, and there is
DO question but that they would become public charges; and it is better for them and for the community
that they should be returned to
Hongkong before the rainy season
sets in.
When to Pick Apples.
U. T. Cox, one ofthe best apple-
growers of Ohio, in an address before the Maryland Horticultural Society says :
"Let apples hang on the trees
just about as long as they will hang
there without getting mellow. When
an apple ceases to grow it is going
to loosen at the stem and drop. As
long as an apple is growing it takes
on a better quality. It has been
proved that that apple will keep
longer than one which is picked before it matures.     That is   what   we
want. We have been making twojfriends- Hor husband was in Ed-
pickings on the trees as a general monton preparing a new home for
thing and sometimes as many as I her- Sne received word that it was
three pickings.     It will pay to  pick   completed, and despite his warnings
that she wait for a later train, she
bought her ticket for the excursion.
The sight of the rowdies shooting
cattle from the train windows; unhitching a team from a mowing
machine and tying the latter to the
rear of the train until it fell to pieces
from battering against the ties ; the
A Day of Terror.
One woman's mind was temporarily shattered by the boisterous
activity and rowdyism of the first
trainload of harvesters that arrived
in Winnipeg from Nova' Scotia.
The woman was in the east visiting
over your apple trees twice, because you can go into that orchard
and find some apples riper than
others, some varieties ripen more
unevenly than others. It will pay
to pick only the ripe apples and
leave the green ones on trees, and
let them grow ten days or two
weeks, or even three weeks. You j'>ing of calves and cattle to the
will find some apples ripen sooner j rear coach, where they were drag-
than others on the same tree. We i Ked t0 death; and finally, the shoot-
go over them and pick off the ripest   -*t -*- ---*   Italian   laborer   at   Fort
William, were too much for her
neives, and it was with an unbalanced mind that she reached Winnipeg. She was met at the station
by friends and taken to a home,
where for hours she raved over the
actions of the men. In her flights
of fancy she even saw the whole
train crew murdered.    She regained
and   largest   and leave all the  little
green ones on the tree.    Then, when
we come to pick them we find apples
there  almost   as   good   as the first
picking.      Vou   find it is the   same
way   with   peaches,   do  you   not ?
With summer apples  it is just   the
same way.    I know several   people
who  began  this practice, and they
will not any more think   of  picking j "er normal state a day  later
all the apples at one time now than
the    peach-growers    in    Maryland Fernie Rising.
would   think   of  picking   all   their
peaches at one time." Fernie, Aug. 22.—The third week
since the great conflagration closes
with marvellous progress having
been made in the re-establishment
of ordinary business aiul the re-construction of the destroyed city. To
look at tbe city to-day with its rows
of stores and ollices, and new dwelling houses, it is hard to realize
that a few days ago nothing was to
be seen but tottering walls and
charred timbers. The rapidity with
which the town is again springing
into existence is amazing, and is an
Deporting Hindus.
Dr. A. S. Monro, federal immigrant agent, has started a campaign
to rid Vancouver and New Westminster of sick and indigent Hindus before the advent of winter,
when it would be practically certain
they would become charges of the
community. Already fifty Hindus
have been deported, and there are
now ten more in the detention shed
booked for shipment back to Hong- evidence of the confidence w l.ich the
kong on the next outgoing steamer, 'citizens have in the future   prosper-
Others are being gathered in daily.
Many of the Hindus who  are heing shipped out of the   country   are
consumptives,     having    contracted
ity of the distiiet.
Now that a plan has been di vised
tor assisting the householder to reconstruct his dwelling, building 00-
.issiime enormous   di-
Contractor and Builder,
the disease since their arrival here, aratiotia wil
Last winter hundreds of these men i mensions, for no time is to be lost
from India were subjected to ex-j if the homeless ue to be pioperly
posure and damp cold weather, housed lor the winter. Ihe gener-
with the result that they were easy osity of sister cities is not exhausted
victims to tuberculosis in their half- yet, every mail still bringing in of-
starved condition.
There are now in Vancouver and
surrounding districts a number of
Hindus who are in destitute circumstances and practically incapable of
performing work if it was to be obtained because they are victims of
tuberculosis in incipient or advanced stages. Some are suffering from
other diseases. With the coming,
of winter the position of these   men
tei s of aid and tangible proofs of
good-will. The oppressive heat of
the last few weeks has given place
to cool refreshing weather and life
under canvas is much more bearable
and conducive to good health. The
same cheerful spirit prevails that
has characterized the citizens from
the day of the disaster, and WY9TJ
one is doing their share In raising
up a better and greater city. LOCAL NOTES.
Eocene oil in bulk or case at the
Keremeos Hardware Store.
The Misses Hill, of Armstrong,
arrived last Friday for a visit with
their sister, Mrs. Percy Marks.
Dr. C. A. Jackson, dental surgeon, is at the Hotel Keremeos for a
few days, for the practise of his profession.
D. J. Innis will run special rigs
to Hedley on Saturday, Sunday and
Monday, Sept. S, 6 and 7. Return
trip $3.00.
At last and at length the vigorous
protests of the Similkameen Star
have prevailed and Princeton has
telephone connection.
Miss Kennedy and the Misses
Violet and Retta Kirby leave to-day
for Piinceton, where they will spend
a few weeks camping out.
Duncan Wood was a transient
visitor in Keremeos this week on
his way from a visit to some business interests up the valley.
Wm. Lowe, Geo. Kirby and the
Misses Kirby spent the week-end in
a fishing expedition up the Ashnola,
meeting with excellent success.
T. D. Pickart, erstwhile road
supervisor for this district, was a
visitor in the hub this week. His
presence here suggests elections.
A carload of eocene oil and gasolene, a large portion of which is
consigned to the Keremeos Hardware Store, arrived here yesterday.
Contractor Madden and a bunch
of men arrived on Wednesday and
went up the valley to join in the
construction work on the V. V. & E.
Wm. Armstrong of Shingle Creek
passed through town yesterday on
his way home after a few days
spent with his father on the old
ranch in the lower valley.
Harvest thanksgiving services
will be conducted in the Town Hall
on Sunday next, morning and evening, by Rev. J. A. Cleland, English
Church minister of Penticton.
Doug. Stewart, formerly of the
firm of Porter & Stewart, who had
charge of track-laving and surfacing
gangs here last year passed through
Keremeos on Tuesday on his wav
up the valley.
The Olalla hotel, until recently
conducted by Mrs. Geo. Shearson,
is to be re-opened. A. Moves, who
has been in charge of J. C. Wood-
row's fruit lot this year, is to be the
new  proprietor.
The appointment of Wm. A.
Jones of Fairv iew to be a commissioner for taking affidavits in the
Supreme Court for purposes of the
Election Act till Dec 31st, 1908,
has been gazetted.
Rev. C. J. Brenton, M.A., Principal of King's College School, Vancouver, was in town on Tuesday.
He is on a holiday trip through the
province, and incidentally making
known the merits of his school.
E. Hullock-Webster of Penticton
was in Keremeos on   Tuesday   and
on Wednesday left for the Upper
Valley to look after his interest in
some mineral claims. He is expected back in Keremeos to-day
and will remain for a short time attending to some business he has
W. H. Armstrong of Vancouver
is expected to arrive in Keremeos
early next week. He will be accompanied by Miss Rose Armstrong, who has been spending her
holidays at the coast, and a party of
some five or six others.
Work on the bridge is again temporarily suspended owing to lack of
material. The trouble appears to
lie with the railway and not with
the mill which is supplying the timber. We frequently hear complaints of annoying delays in getting carloads moved on this line.
Is it that the traffic is so heavy or
that certain employees are holding
out for tips ?
School opening time is at hand,
but no teacher has been engaged for
the Keremeos school. A number
of applications have been received,
but in each case when a letter of acceptance has been sent it has happened that the applicant has meantime engaged elsewhere. At present there is an application from a
Scotchman in Vancouver, which
will be accepted if the Department
will permit it, but as the applicant
has not a provincial certificate this
is doubtful.
Eastern Townships Bank.
HlAD Office,
Capital and Reserve,
SiuEKBkooKE, Quebec.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,  subject to no delay in  withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
One new-calved irenlle milk cow, cheap
for cash. K. C Armstrong,
24 Lower Similkameen.
For Sale.
Meiulelsselin piano, in trend order; price
$200.     Knqiiiro al  this oll'ue.
And Watchmaker.
Complete stock including
Optical   Goods.
nAnnlO      Penticton.
Registrar of Marriage Licenses.
Selling at Cost.
We have decided to reduce our entire stock of general
merchandise ONE HALF. Sale starts Aug. 7th, and will
continue until we have accomplished our aim.
Come and let us quote you prices on
Dry Goods,
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 going to last forever, and it
will pay you to come early and get some of the best bargains before they are all gone.
Frank Richter & Co.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
11.iv and drain Store in connection. Seed Wheat and Barley tor sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
All  kinds ai Sheet   Metal  Work in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
Plumbing.   Pipe Siting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
Estimates furnished  Ml application.
I.eav | orders at
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keremeoa, B.O.
Workmanship and fit guaranteed.
New samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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