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Array The Keremeos Chronicle
Vol. II.
KKRKMKOS,  B. C,   FRIDAY,  MAY 7,   1909.
No. 7
GEO. KIRBY,
Notary Public.
RIAL F.STATK, MINES.
Agent for :
London & Lancashire Fire Ins.  Co.
Ocean Accident and Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, B. C.
EZRA MILLS,
Contractor and Builder,
KEREMEOS,  B.C.
C. A. STOESS,
B. C  LAND SURVEYOR.
IRRIGATION WORKS.
Residence al Old Townsite,  or  inquire
it this olliee.
JOHN KNUDSON,
CONTRACTOR and BUILDER.
Kstim.ites  Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
SIMILKAMEEN
LO. L. No. 1770
Meets Tuesday OS or before
lhe full moon in each month
in     Keremeos     Town     Hall
siting members cordially invited.
C. L. I'l MMlMiS. \V. M.
D. Med ki.y.K. S.
Opening the Ball.
Stage Lines.
Flier Stack.
Leans Kereineos daily, exeept SundHi,
al noon, arrives at Medley 3 p.m.
I SOUPS   lledlev   daily,   except   Sunday.
at Ka.m., arrives al  Keremeos II a.ill.
Only through connecting stage between
Penticton, Keremeos. lledlev ^ I'rineeton.
D. GlI.I.F.SHK, Proprietor.
kkkvikos Hkdi.kv Mail Stack.
I.e.ues Kereineos daily, exeepl Sunday,
al  I p.m.; connecting wilh all stages  east
and Brest, arrives in Medley at 5 p.m.
Leaves Medley daily, exeepl Sunday, at
I a.m., arrives in Keremeos at II a.m.
D. J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkkkmkos Pkntuton Mail Stack.
Leaves Keremeos for I'entieton on Mon-
davs, Wednesdays and Fridays, at noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thurs-
,1 ns and Saturdays at 6 a. m.. arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. K. Wf.i.bv, Proprietor.
Keremeos Directory.
Roaid of Trade OsOtWS Kirhv, President; R.  II. l'armiehael, Secretary.
Similkameen Fanners Exchange—J. J.
Armstrong, President; W. M. Frith, Secy.
Public Sehool Hoard George Kirhv, R.
F.hnhirsl, D. J. Innis Seeretaii.
Customs' Olliee    W. M. Frith, Suh-Col-
lector,
Preshv tei ian Church Rev. A. II. Cameron, Pastor.
Constalilo and Deputl   Game   Warden
If, H. F.wart.
Coroner    Pr. M. 11. MoFwon.
Justices ol Ihe Peace T. W. Coleman,
Frank Richter.
Postmaster and Telephone Agent—Geo.
Kirhv.
Meinliei ol Parliament Martin Hunell,
Grand Forks, P. O.
Member Provincial Assembly L. W.
Shatford.  Penticton P. O.
Town Mall   -J. J. Armstrong, Mgr.
iiie.it Northern R)    Dally train, arrives
I0:.W a. m., leaves at 2 pan!, W. O. Stevens, Agent
Mails Dailv from the west via Medley
Stage; fiom easl via G. N. Rj.; Ti i-vveok-
li  i ia Penticton Stage from the north.
(For Mercantile and other Business in-
slilulion*. net* ndverlienients iu Ihis paper. I
Keremeos baseball team made its
debut for the season of 1909 on
Saturday, when the players journeyed to Oroville for a two-game engagement—a sort of experimental
match on the part of the Keremeos-
ites, who, having a mostly new
combination this year, wished to
find out how they were likely to
size up with neighboring clubs.
The   playing,    while   not    brilliant
j enough to excite envy in a National
Leaguer, was good enough for a
lirst-of-the-season game, and the
score good enough to satisfy the
Kcremeosites, considering their
streaks of hard lick, and to convince them of their ability to hold
I heir own with most likely comers.
The first game, played on Saturday evening, vvas a seven innings
game, the score being 7 to 2 in
favor of Oroville. In this game, in
the absence of McDougall, who
had been engaged for the position,
Mr. Ross, a traveler who happened
to be in Keremeos on Saturday and
accompanied the boys down, obligingly acted as catcher, and did remarkably well considering his lack
ot recent   practice.      Tommy   Daly
, showed himself stronger than ever
in the box, making the splendid
mark of 12 struck out in the six
innings. Hut with an unaccustomed catcher and a number of errors
in the field the score went on the
side of the home team.
The second game, played on Sunday, vvas about as close as they
make them. McDougall had arrived from Fernie, and took his
place as catcher, but for some reas-
on    could    not    stop    Daly's    sw ift
j curves, and before  the   end   of  the
• first innings gave place to Ross. In
the ninth innings came a critical
play. Keremeos had iwo runs to
make in order to tie, or three to
win, with two men out, two on
bases, and D.tly at the hat. Daly
hit hard and brought home the two
men on bases, but vvas himself
nipped at the home plate on a close
decision so close that he vvas prob-
ahl\ safe in. In the tenth inning
Oroville scored 2 and  won.
The return match will be played
here on the 24th of May.
lhe Keremeos team this year includes   Knaiirf   of   Nighthawk   as
| shortstop and Oly of Chopaca in
the field. It is practically a new
combination throughout, and not
yet working quite smoothly, but it
contains good material and with a
little practise will be able to put
the best of them on their mettle.
Suit For Okanagan Land.
Three sisters and a brother living
in Omagh, Ireland, are seeking in
the supreme court of Hritish Columbia to recover property worth over
$100,000, in the upper country, to
which thev claim they became entitled over two years ago, on the
death of their brother, though they
did not know that he was the owner of it until two years ago. They
are Jane Smith, James Armstrong,
Margaret Glen and Eliza Campbell,
and the defendants to the action
they bring are Thomas Ellis and
the South Okanagan Land company, against whom a declaration
is asked by the plaintiffs that they
are the owners of the land in
question.
Hugh Armstrong, a brother of
the plaintiffs, vvas killed in the
upper country in 1886, and he left
lot 158, containing about 160 acres,
in the I'entieton district. This
property upon his death passed
through different hands into those
of Mr. Kllis, who sold it to the land
company two years ago. After the
death of the brother, Hugh Armstrong, Itis brother James came up
and took out letters of administration, but he claims now that he
only administered the personal estate and was not aware that his
brother possessed this land.
Lively Times at the Border.
Bellingham, May 2.—Thirty-five
burly Russians have been turned
back repeatedly at points on the
Canadian border north of here by
American immigration inspectors.
Twice the men have been returned
to Vancouver under guard, but
singly and in twos and threes are
again being caught along the border. Twelve of the men were
turned back because afflicted with
trachoma, the others as probable
criminals or paupers. The Muscovites are charged with many petty
crimes across the Canadian line, I
living oil' the country while they j
try to cross into the United States.
Several are now being held at Su-
nias and may be deported to Russia
direct.
D. L. McKlroy sold the Phoenix-
Greenwood stage to Archie Gillis
and Hugh Lang of Greenwood.
The two Dagos who murdered
Kdwanl Green ot Montreal were
hanged at Andover, N.H., on Tuesday. Radclille, the public executioner, having asked double his
usual rates, Sheriff Tibbits hanged
the men himself.
The mines of Rossland are em-
ploving at present 565 men and the
payroll per month is $58,000. In
1905 the average number employed
was 777 men and in 1908 it was
something over 800 for the year.
Provincial and General.
The Vancouver Island railway is
to be extended at once   to   Alberni.
R. J. Watson, from Burk's Falls,
Ont., has started a planing mill at
Revelstoke.
Kelowna will get a grant of $803
for a school, on condition that site
and building cost $25,000.
Richard Baxter Bassett and Margaret Allison McLellan, of Okanagan were married on the 26th   ult.
Penticton cannery complains of
the freight rate to Vancouver—71
cents per cwt., while from" Ontario
to Vancouver the rate is only $1.0S.
The crew making the final survey
down the Okanogan river for the
Wenatchee-Oroville branch of the
Great Northern is making good
headway.
W. ti. T. Gahan,   of   Penticton,
and Miss Gwyndclen Clegg, of Cl-
verston, Lancashire, Kngland, were
married at the latter place on the
14th of April.
The mill of the Fraser River
Lumber Co. at New Westminster
cut 481,000 feet of lumber in one
day, which is claimed to be a
world's record.
A raid on two gambling joints in
Ladysmith resulted in the arrest of
thirty-three persons. Smith, the
proprietor of one of the houses, was
sent to jail for six months.
The Great Northern railway of
England has placed an order with
the Dominion Iron and Steel Co.
for 5000 tons of steel rails to be
made at Sydney, Nova Scotia.
Mr. Taylor, M.P., stated in the
Commons that he was informed
thai shortly before Bill Miner escaped from the penitentiary, a post-
office order for $100 had been received at the penitentiary payable
to him. It came from J. C. Budd
at Princeton, B.C.
A letter Irom the Ingenika placer
camp, dated Feh. II, savs : "There
has been nothing good found here
yet. Only two have taken out
enough to pay their year's supplies,
one about 30 oa. and the other
about 70 00. Several other claims
took a few ounces, hut nothing to
indicate anything rich or permanent."
Development is proceeding apace
in northern Cariboo, and this vear
the first steamer will operate through
the Fort George canyon of the Fraser river and in the river beyond,
giving a service that vvill be greatly
appreciated by the present settlers
in that district and by the large
number seeking homes there. The
steamer is now being constructed
at Quesnel. MRS. T. M. FARRELL,
Dressmaking and Selling.
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
KSSSMSOS CISIK1-.
Notice.
A silting of the  County  Court of Vale
Distriet vvill be held on Tuesday, May  11,
A. D.  1909, at the Government  office,
Fairvievv, B.C., at the hour of 10 o'clock
in the forenoon.
Hv Order
'Jamks R. Brown,
Registrar of County Court of Yale.
Provincial and General.
Among the notices in the B.C.
Gazette of new companies are the
Okanagan Press, with a capital of
$25,000, to take over the Vernon
Okanagan newspaper, and the Shuswap Lake Land and Development
Co., with a capital of $35,000.
Scarlet fever is very prevalent in
Spokane. Scores of houses are
quarantined anil many schools
closed.
A game of baseball was played in
North Vancouver on Sunday as a
test of the law. If not forbidden
the games will be continued.
A hat, a cat and a crow figured
in a tragedy at Vancouver the other
day, Mrs. Josie Sprague's new-
hat and her pet cat Trixie having
disappeared, a search was made,
when it was found that one Big
Hen, a crow, had stolen the hat for
use as a ready-made nest. Trixie
followed Big Ben up a tree and
■prang at him, but was   impaled   OO   intendenl of Provincial Police, T, S.   Hus
the long hatpin   and  died  clawing  *9* **,?*--**£ ** E*f"2! * ;i Mf
°        r, ■  luiuor license for the Hotel Keremeos, lo-
the hat   to   pieces.     Mrs.   Sprague jested at Keremeos Station, B.C.
lost her hat, Big Ben lost his   nest, Gsoaos Kirhv.
Trixie lost her life—so  endeth   the
tale of woe.
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXJ
X )
THE !
Shatford Estate
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days
after date, I intend to apply to the Sup-
erintendent of Provincial Police, F. S.
Ilussev, of Victoria, for renewal of a retail
liquor license for the Alkazar Hotel, located at Keremeos Station, B. C.
Pkrcv Marks.
Keremeos Station, B.C., April IS, 1909.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty days
il'lei date, I intend lo apply lo the   Super
Keremeos Station, B.C.,  April IS, 1909.
A very charming  story,   exciting
in its nature even if unreliable,   ap-
Notice.
Noliee is hereby given that, thirty days
aftei dale, we inlend IO apply 10 the   Sup-
peared in a recent issue of the Seattle i _*****%...', lv"v1i,K iitl J** '■  s-
r J Ilussev, ot V litoria, lor renewal ol   a  re-
P.-l. to the effect that while digging   tail liquor license   for   the   Central   Hotel,
a well near Osoyoos lake the  party
so engaged unearthed a gold   nug
get of the value of $16. A nugget
was found in the progress of excavation, but its value amounted to
only $1.75. There has been no
noticeable excitement in this vicinity
over the find, and no one has started placer mining as s result. Considering the richness of the resources of this country it hardly pays to
resort to lying in bringing it to the
attention of the outside public.—
Oroville Gazette.
Senator T. O. Davis, Prince Albert, proposes to introduce a bill in
the Senate, the principles of which,
if adopted would revolutionize the
system under which railway charters are granted in Canada. His
idea is to do away with the railway
committees of the Senate and Commons and place railways on the
same footing as industrial companies which are incorporated by letters patent. Any company wishing
to get a charter would under the
provisions of the proposed legislation have to submit details of its
plans to the board of railway commissioners accompanied by a money
deposit to cover the cost of the purchase of the right of way. Should
the company fail to proceed with
construction in the time specified
by the railway commission five per
cent, of the deposit would revert to
the Dominion treasury. A further
provision is that all money raised
on stocks and bonds must be put
into construction of the railway.
J. J. Campbell,   of Nelson, has
been   appointed   a   member  of the
provincial board of  agriculture for
the fourth horticultural district.
TWEDDDS it Kl.MIIIRST.
Keremeos Centre, B.C., April 15,  1909.
Notice.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty davs
liter date, I intend to apply to the Super- -
intendenl of Provincial Police, F. S. Ilussev, of Victoria, for a retail liquor license
for the Olalla hotel, footled al Olalla, B.C.
Andrkw Movks. ;
Olalla, B.C., April I.S, 1909.
Notice.
VOTICK is hi'rrh) j-iwn that the- parlm-rOup *■''■
-* nu-rK .■xistinj; rviwvrti t'liarle*. Thomaa aiul
Henry Barcelo has MM di*.-.t>l\od hv mutual tonvnl
.uiil llial from date of this nnlur obligations iiuiir-
i. il l>\ vitliiT Of thv undrrsii-nod in the firm name will
ItCt bo rkMiJing upon the otlii-r.
Cmaki ks Thomas.
Hi.SKY   1* \Hv F I O
Similkameen Land District.
district or YALK.
IWKK NOTICK lhat I.  William  Kin*, ol   K.r.-
-       moot*. H.C. land IMt, intend to apph  lor *****
miwkMI kO piirch.inr \hv Mli»«inn ilescril-cU  lamls.
IP Island in the Similkaniecn river. Kenmeos,   H.l .:
Commencing at a pt**l planted about I  chains   w_-st
i ot'the northwest corner of lot J76; thence in a north*
nisU-rK din-flint. nr-KMit _D chains to lhe most north-
■d) p-mil ot said island; thence in A mMitherlv   dinv-
, tion about 40 chains to thi- most sout!lcrl\ point ol
s.iid inland: tlutur MsBowbuj the meanderinK of the
Smiilkanuvn rivrr  to  thi    |>oint   ot  coinmencenienl
I and containing about 40 acres more or lens.
William Rimu.
April IJ, 1909.
Strayed
Strayed   tii iln* promises   of  tho   under**
tlgf!
in.i
!f
sold for npNMI
II.  A.  lUrUFl.O.
Keremeos Cwitr
Strayed   U) thi promises   of  tho   under- Fj
signed ahoul  four   yi-ars   |M  0M  hrown m\
nare, hrandod with diamond I on left hip. J*J
f not olaimed within  thirty   davs   will   ho iJJ
Strayed.
To tho promises of tho undersigned
ahout tWO voars Rgo a huokskin roan horse
(entire) 3 ov 4 voars old. Branded figure
12 OR right hip. If not claimed within ton
days from dato of this noliee will ho sold.
Frank Si rprisk.
Kereineos Centre, May 5th, 190*?.
Land For Sale.
800 aeres of ehoiee land in the Similk-
■IttOOn valley. 110 aeres under eultiva-
tion. Three panels. Will sell all or
any part.
L. R. CftUflt, Olalla P.O.
ADJOINING THH TOWN OF
KEREMEOS, B.C
We have lately acquired that level tract of
land lying west of and adjoining KEREMEOS,
and under the Armstrong Ditch, and comprising
sonic
400 ACRES
and known as the
SHATFORD   ESTATE.
This excellent tract ***** Fru't Land, which is
admitted to be the cream of the Similkameen
Valley, is now subdivided, and we are offering it
for sale in from
One to Ten Acre Plots
AND UPWARDS.
This unquestionably is the best fruit-land
proposition offered in the district, on account of
its location and the quality ofthe soil, free as it is
from rock and timber.
99
X
X
X
Come and make your selection while there is
yet a choice, as it will be all sold inside the next
SIXTY DAYS.
B.C. FRUIT LAND CO.
RKI'RKSKNTED BY
o. a. Mcdonald, keremeos, b.c.
P.  D. & D. N.  McTAVISH, Koom '>. Claren.e Hloek. CALQARY
ROGERS REALTY OO., 258 Porta*'' ,W . WINNIPEG.
IXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXi The Keremeos Chronicle.
I'ui.lisln'.l tnorf Ptoioi at tho etAm,
Krr.'nut's. li.C.
Subscrl) Woe SJ.no ., M-ar,  $1.(10 for «ix  months,
in ajvaiui-.
AdvMtJsfag Ratss.   Legal ncttieae, l.V nor line
lirst iiiMTtion. 1IV per line eaeh suhse^nent insertion.
I..uui sotioss Certificatos elimpnuenient,ete.. $8.(10
lor AOkI.iv notiees, $5.00 fnr .KKlay notiees. Contract
,lispla> .ulvt-rtit*in_-, 2Sc per ineh per week. Transient advertisements, sueh as Lost, Koumi. Wanted,
ete.. not BlOSsdlnff one ineh. $1.00 Hrst insertion, or
three insertions lor $_'.00. Local reading; notiees,
?5c. per lim- lirst insertion, l.V. each subsequent insertion.
J. A. BROWN. Publisher.
FI.IOAY,  MAY
1909.
the 1-if.ht sort—the governnvnt
should without delay appoint a veterinary inspector at Keremeos and
thus prevent any repetition of ;hese
unpleasant incidents.
Wanted   a V. S.
A party of immigrants from the
States arrived in Keremeos last
week by prairie schooner, on their
way to the Buckley valley. Here
the collector of customs was obliged
to stop them because their horses
had not been examined and passed
hy a veterinary inspector. The
nearest inspector is at Hridesville,
and the alternative was before them
iif traveling thither, or of sending
for and wailing for the inspector—
either course a matter of considerable delay and expense—or of returning to their native land. They
naturally thought it pretty hard
lines to find themselves in a blind |would be a cruel ***>*-***} * *•
alley, so to speak. They had come | -** ** lre|and-"
about  400   miles,   and   still
The suffragette movement in England  is   taking   on   new   horrors.
Women   are   learning   jiu-jitsu   in
order to foil the police.
—o—
This year's British budget oiijrlit
to be pleasing to Socialists. Income tax and succession duties are
increased in order to meet the cost
of old-age pensions - directly taxing
the rich to pay the poor. We dt.
things differently in Canada, where
by protective duties we tax the
poor to pay the rich. Of course
Lloyd-George's budget contains
some more oppression for Ireland -
no British measure would be complete without that. John Redmonc'
leader of thc Irish party, says a
despatch, "asserted that the whiskey tax imposed another burden on
Ireland which the Nationalists
would resist hv every means. The
increase   in    the   tax   on   tobacco
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Gather the coupons and watch this space for announcements.
Vancouver Milling* & Grain Co. Ltd.
Ke.jniecs Commercial Co., Agents.
had   a j
weary journey of other hundreds of
miles to make before reaching the !
promised land. Nor had they
much time to spare or money to
burn. After considering the situation they wheeled on the trail and
turned southward again without
stating what their intentions were.
A similar case occurred last summer, when a caravan of immigrants
from Idaho, who were also headed
tor the Buckley valley, were stalled
here for   several   days   waiting   foi
the veterinary inspector.    It cost;
them almost the pi ice of a horse to1
keep camp during their detention,
to say nothing of the loss of time
when there was urgent need of
reaching their claims iii time to put
up fodder for the winter.
Such mishaps as these are liable
to occur at any time—in fact are
sure to occur with increasing frequency so long as the facilities (or
lack of facilities) for veterinary inspection remain as at present. The
roule up (he Similkameen   vallev  is
the one affording the most conveo*
ient means ol access to large districts iu the interior of the province
that are attracting settlers from the
south in ever increasing numbers.
I hese incomers cannot he expected
all to know of local conditions at
the border, even if they are aware I
of the restrictions on the imports*
tion of horses into Canada. First I
impressions go a long way, and it
is not at all a favorable impression !
the immigrant receives when he
finds his course arrested and his
progress needlessly delayed after he
has made a day's journey beyond
the boundary. In accordance with
its policy of encouraging immigration at the right sort- and the kind
that comes with its own wagons,
stock and implements is mostly   of
PO* SALE.
A few (joou .mien cows, 4 and   S  years
old.    Kresh in.    Applv,
D. McCt RDV.
TOMMY SING.
Contracte For Work.
Land scrubbed or any kind o;
work taken by contract at reasonable rates.
KEREMEOS.
HENRY'S-
iron the
Spring Trade
;
Tested slock, seeds for farm,
eai'dee or conservatory, from
best growers in Filmland, Holland, France, l'nited States ard
local ^towers
Home GtVWn Fruil and Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits.
Fertilizers,  Bee   Supplies,
Spraying Pumps and Material,   Cut   Flowers,   ete.
lST-pa^e catalogue free.
M. J. Henry
tirvrn lion*!'*, and Sittl
Wouttcw.
.1010 WKSTMINSTKK ROAD
Vancouver    ■    -    B.O.
It ranch Nurseries   S. Vancouver.
►•'
¥&remeos Hardware
fhe Elephant r>rand of Ready-Mixed  Paints,   Dry
Colors, Barn Paints, Shingle Stains, Oils and Turpentine.
The genuine Elephant Lead.
It is poor economy to buy cheap Paints and Lead.   We
carry none but the best.
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Turpentine and Gasoline always on hand.
E. M. CROOKER.
•NURSERIES
B.C.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
KEREMr.OS and HEDLEY, B.C.
WM. DALRYMPLE.
GENERAL  BLACKSMITH:.
Your  Patronage Solicited,
isfaction Guaranteed.
Sat*
Comfortable
and
Commodious
Stabling
.or Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
Draying
of all kinds
Cumming's Old Stand.
(Keremeos Centre.)
Prompt attention to all customers.
1  tnd .•.oekers and Tourists invited to give us a trial.
D. J. INNIS,    -    -    Proprietor. Cut From Contemporaries.
QKTTU*' llin   IT.
[From thi' IIliIUv C.i/i'tu.]
This poor weathercock solemnly
asserts in the midst of last week's
dose of drivel that "The Press has
no desire to force local option upon
any community." . . Utterly incapable of reasoning he will ask the
silliest questions and from no apparent data arrive at the most asinine conclusions. . . It is one
thing to ignore the bark of a dog
and quite another thing when said
canine attempts to fasten its teeth
in your calf. Then the orthodox
treatment is to turn around and
kick the animal and keep on applying the leather while the cur continues to snarl or show his teeth.
"Whom the gods would destroy
thev first make mad" and the Penticton canine in cool April appears
to have developed an attack of midsummer rabies that has been his
undoing.     [Etc., etc. ]
[From the IVntictoti Press.]
The Gazette in its last issue has
rendered itself doubly contemptible
from the fact that its own attitude
is, ever has been, that of the grovelling serf. . . We have been
leading the editor of that paper on
to see how big a fool he would make
of himself and his filthy rag.
The Hedley rock eater in his angry
malice has overstepped the bounds
of discretion and must pay the
penalty. No amount of his foul
vituperations dished up for argument can serve to deceive an intelligent public. Let the editor tear
his hair, spit his venom and pen his
menial ravings lie will but amuse
the public and advertise his imbecility.     [Etc.) etc. ]
C.KII'l'K AM) l.KOl I II   AT   AKMSTKONC.
[From the Armstrong A,l\. rtiser.]
An epidemic of lagrippe is responsible for a shortage of news this
week, the reporter was used up,
and everybody approached for items
was in the same condition as well
as cross as could be, the only answer one would get to questions
vvas a look that shrivelled, talk
about meat axes, the greater portion
of the people of Armstrong during
the week beat this tool out.
UTTI.K TKDDV IS l\ MMAMD.
(From IheOr.'ind Forks Sun.)
On Saturday last a very small
hoy applied at Rover's livery lor the
Shetland pony and small carriage.
The man in charge refused to trust
the diminutive horse and rig to a
driver of so tender years. lhe boy
departed; but in a few minutes he
returned with another youth, a few-
years his senior. The rig was entrusted to the latter; hut as soon as
they had turned the corner the young
schemer took the reins himself and
made the big boy vacate the rig.
He then went and took his girl for
a pony ride. When he returned
the rig to the barn, as he was sealed hy the side of the girl, he appeared to be a foot taller than he was
when    the    man    refused    him    the
pony.
When in
Keremeos
stop at the
Rush For the North.
Phoenix, May 2.    There has been
a great exodus of miners ond other
I residents, as well as prospective in-
1 vestors, from Phoejiix to the north*
I ern interior of Hritish Columbia to
! stake or homestead land. Over
I 100 have gone from here during the
past   fortnight.     W.   G.    Maekirdy
vvill   accompany   his    brother   with
seven   pack   horses   over   the   trail
from Ashcroft to the  district   about
400 miles north, where they  go   to
select   land   for   a   local   syndicate. 1
George Harrison and Harry Wheat-
ley have left, driving a team of
: horses by trail to the Francois Lake
'district.     They go by  the   Similka-   _p ,  ,.       q      ._,       ..
meen.    Hope    Mountain,    Ashcroft    1 WeUale  0_T   tlllTinirSt,
and then north, and their drive  vvill
approximate 1000 miles.
Central Hotel
Special attention to
Commercial  Men,
Tourists
and l.and-seeUers.
Headquarters lor all
Stage Routes.
Liver*/ Stable
in connection.
Oood table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free  Ihis to and from
all trains.
Proprietors.
The following is the anti-cigarette
law passed by the Dominion House
and now in force : Kvery person is
prohibited from directly or indirectly
telling, giving or furnishing a person under the age of 10 years, any
cigarette papers, whether for his
own use Of not, to sell or give or
furnish to such a person, tobacco in
anv form, which he knows or has
reason to believe is for the use of
that person. 1st offence, penalty
up to 810; ind offence,  up   to   $25;
3rd offence, up to $100.
lumber and
Builders' Supplies.
Rough
Lath
and
Shingles
Dressed
Sashes
Lumber
Doors
Choice Cedar  Posts.     20c.  each.
Kstimatcs of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contract* for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
executed.
J. KNUDSON,
Contractor .uui Binder
kl.KKMF.OS,  B.C.
P. BROMLEY,
GENERAL
BLACKSMITH.
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
KEREMEOS, B.C.
The Big Store.
SEEDS
Alfalfa, Timothy, Clover and Lawn
Grass. RENNIE'S SEEDS, in package and bulk, guaranteed fresh and
reliable.
BOOTS AND SHOES
Our summer stock of Ladies', Gents'
and Children's boots and shoes contains a wide range for selection.
Our    leader,     THE     CANADIAN
GENTLEMAN.
DRY GOODS AND NOTIONS
Great variety of Prints, Ginghams
and light summer wear. Full and
complete stock of Notions.
GROCERIES
A carload of choice, fresh Groceries
just placed on the shelves
"Royal Standard" Flour.    Rolled
Oats.    Bran.   Shorts.   Feed Wheat.
A pleasure to show our ^roods.
Keremeos Commercial Go
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The Most Favored Valley of the Similkameen and
of British Columbia.
Tho Keremeos Land Co., in Announcing the completion of their irrigation system that will cover their
entire properties with an unlimited supply of the purest of water yet brought to the home of an irrigated
country, feel that the properties offered by them are
such  as will command the attention of all homeseekets.
Situated as Keremeos is on the main line of the
Great Northern Railroad now being extended to Vancouver places her on the direct highway to the far
Mast and West.
Having a climate that is distinctly her own, it
stands today   unexcelled   for   its  sunnv   climate   both
winter and summer and has proved itself as being par-
ticularlv adapted to tlie raising of apples, peaches,
pears, plums and cherries, grapes and melons, while
voifetables exceed all conditions usually obtained both
in quantity and size.
In competition at Spokane the only exhibit sent
took lirst prize, while at the Provincial Fair at New
Westminster out of 100 pounds of assorted fruits Keremeos captured some 23 prizes.
Ih.' upper portion of the valley, including Hedley
and Princeton, both rich in their mining industries,
offers the local market means of disposing of all produce.
The  properties  are   being  offered   in   1,  3,  5 and   10    tciv   Blocks  with   a   well   laid   out townsite
now doing an active business.
Our terms are liberal.     One-third cash.     Balance in 3 p iv nvnts at 7 per cent.
Acreage properties are from $200 to $300 an acre.    Town lots from $100 to $300.
For full particulars appiy to
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
KEREMEOS. B.C.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
HUGHES & MILBURN,
Builders and Contractors
I.mir.  Crnirnl,  I Vnioni   Him ks aiul  Hrii'k for sal<\
Plastering   Masonry    Painting   Paper-Hanging
Kstiniati". jjivi-n for all ami I'vory kind of iVmi'iit Work
ami Bvllding jronrrally.
WlSe M lor I'lins.
E. J. HUGHES.
Ueteaee no Wktftct,
G. MILBURN.
KEREMEOS MEAT MARKET HOTEL KEREMEOS
Choice Fresh Meats,
Cured Meats, Fish, Poultry, etc.
OPPOSITE G. N. R. STATION.
FREE DELIVERY.
Special contract rates to camps.
Orders for  Cured   Meats,   Pish   aiul   Poultry   prompt Iv
ami satisfactorily filled.
HIGHEST PRICK PAID FOR HIDES.
GEO. CAWSTON.
ENTIRELY NEW AND FIRST-CLASS FAMILY HOTEL.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen for Commercial Travelers and Mining Men.
• ,EO. KIRBY,
MANAGER.
Keremeos, B.C. LOCAL NOTES.
Mrs. Marlovv of Princeton attended the bachelors' ball here on the
30th ult.
Hugh Hunter of Princeton, government agent, spent Friday last in
Keremeos.
A. C. Woodrow left on Friday
for the coast. He expects to return in about a month.
Ci. S. Lawrence of the B.C. Fruit
Land Co., vvith his wife and child,
arrived in Keremeos yesterday from
Calgary.
VV. M- Frith leaves to-day to
spend a few days in liivenwood.
On his return he will be accompanied by Mrs. Frith and Miss Shaw.
Regular Methodist service will be
held here by Rev. Mi. Hibbert
next Sunday evening, May 0.    The
Sacrament   of  the    Lord's    Supper
will be administered.
Judge Hrown of (ireenwood went
up the valley on Wednesday to hold
court al Hedley on Thursday and
at Princeton on Saturday. Return*
Ing, he will hold court at Fail view
on Tuesday the 11th.
The summer weather of the first
few day-- of May caused a rapid rise
in the river, but   the   comparatively
cool days that followed checked it
Bgain, and no more than the usual
sprint; height of water is   expected.
The bachelors' ball last Friday
evening was attended by about 150
guests, mostly residents of this part
of the valley. The Oroville orchestra furnished the music, and
the happy assembly put in an  SVI n-
insj of greal enjoyment.
Jas. Stewart of Hedley was in
town on Tuesday on his return
li om a trip to Fairview. where he
was looking after his store property. Sam lliue, who baa been
keeping the store and post office at
Fairvievv, has pulled out and intends to start ,i business on the
main line of the C.P. K.
Pr. Taniblyn. V. S.. of  Midway,
who is taking Or. Jermya's place
as veterinary Inspector while the
latter is at the coast, was in town
this week examining a horse recently bOHglM by Max Kwart at l.oomis,
Wash. It is likely that Dr. Jermyn
vvill remain at the coast permanently, in which case Dr. Tamhlyn intends to practise his profession in
tlie Similkameen, as well as attend
to tlie duties of inspection.
\i K. Rogers returned on Monday to the coast,  accompanied by
Mr. and Ml*. J. S. Merrill ol Los
Xnyeles, Cal., and Walter Hean, ot
Denver, lol.     Messrs   Merrill   and]
Bean are mining experts, and during their stay made a thorough examination ofthe Nickel Plate prop*
eilies, and sent away many parcels
ol specimens for analysis. The
people ol Hedley and vicinity believe that the visit will prove the
forerunner of a (.te.it increase in
minlog activity.
Ladies' and gents' suits cleaned
and pressed. Mending neatly done.
Goods called for and delivered.—
Mrs. F. Sauve, Riehter's ranch.
Zeh Kerby, who has been clerk
.it the Hotel Keremeos for about a
year, left on Saturday to return to
his ranch near Molson, Wash. He
was in town again yesterday between trains.
The contract for building the new
public school has heen let at last.
In reply to the third call for tenders
i only one vvas received, that of Boeing it Hrass of Hedley, and as it
vvas found satisfactory they were
awarded the contract. CL Milburn
of Keremeos will do the masonry
and plastering. Work vvill be
commenced in about a week, and
the building finished in good time
for opening after the summer vacation.
Jack Love vvas in town for a
while on Tuesday on liis way to
Phoenix alter spending two or three
weeks at lledlev attending to his
druo; business there. Cieorge Ciem-
mel, who has been in charge of the
Hedley st,,re, is starting a business
of his own at Merritt, which leaves
Mr. Love for the time being tied to
both Phoenix and lledlev. His
lledlev eetablishment is for sale,
hut, as he remarks, it is sometimes
easier to get into business than to
get out again.
Tinsmithing.
All  kinds  ol  Sheet   Metal  Work  in
Tin, Copper, Sheet  Iron, etc.
Bavmouoamo a Specialty.
Plumbing.   Pipe Siting and cutting.
Pumps repaired.
—o—
Don't Throw Away
Your Old graniteerare. Have il repaired. Vol Peek Granite Cement will fix the holes aiul make
it as good as new.
H. B. Meausette,
|Ovit KiTi'iiu-os 11.ii dumv Store*]
AT
Keeler's Restaurant
You can *gm
Meal Tickets & Bread Tickets.
TwSCItJMMM Meals  lor  Six   Dollars.
Eastern Townships Bank.
ESTABLISHED   1859.
HlAD Oh hi:,
Capital and Reserve,
SlIKKHKOOKE,   QUIBXC.
$5,000,000.00
Transacts a general banking business, and offers every   facility   to   meet
the requirements of depositors consistent with
conservative banking principles.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of S1.00 and upwards  received,  subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeos Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting Manager.
Ileiial'ler om loaves will be   Wt  refill.ir
uniform weight which «*« wiU tell as folio ws
One tor ten  eenls.
Three lor twenlv-live eenls.
I ouiUvn lor onr dollar.
PISS,    I   ilo,    DovgtMHtt    or    Hisemts
ni.ule when oroYrvil.
G. G. KEELER.
KEREMEOS, B. C.
yoi'kk ran at tm
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Walk-Over Shoes
Its a matter of business
to look as well as possible.
It's a matter of business
to be as comfortable ;is you
can.
It's a matter of business
to get full value for your
money.
Therefore it's a matter oi
KWtHARKEK.
!_f *  * *r business to wear WALK*
fi         j OVER shoes.
\ Ami it's a matter of pleas*
^_—-;' ure as well.
*'_rr:'"/ WALK-OVER shoes are  f
i^fft made for every day of the
week, and for everv week.
Frank Richter & Co.
COLEMAN & CO.
Druggists and Stationers
KEREMEOS CENTRE.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
KEREMEOS, B.C.
Freighting, Draying, and Oeneral Livery Business      Grain aod Hay.
D. GILLESPIE, Proprietor.

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