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Array Keremeos
Vol. I.
KEREMEOS, B.C.,  FRIDAY, JULY 17,  1908.
No. 17
Teacher tl Pianoforte and Accompanist
(certificated Royal College et Made, London) gives lessons in Kereineos Station
Town Hal1 every Friday and Saturdav,
and is open to engagement for aeeoinpan-
iments.    Terms on application.
Haounr, B.C.
Notary Public.
Agent for :
London & l.aneashire Fire Ins. Co.
Ocean Aeeident and Guarantee Co.
Kkrkmkos, B. C.
Contractor and Builder,
Reaidsaes at Old Townsite, or inquire
at this office.
Estimate* Furnished.
Workmanship Guaranteed.
Institute Meeting.
There was a large attendance at
the Fruit Growers' Institute meeting; and picnic held at R. Elmhirst's
residence yesterday afternoon.
Able addresses were delivered by
Professor Thornber of the Washington Horticultural College and
Mr. N. H. Dobie of Victoria, the
former dealing- with such subjects
as selection of fruit trees, planting-,
pruning-, spraying, irrigating, pests,
packing, etc., while the latter presented in a most convincing manner the extreme importance of proper soil fertilization.
After the addresses lunch baskets
were produced and refreshments
served on a long table errected for
the purpose among the trees of the
orchard. It was considered best
to dispense with the evening meeting and the visitors took advantage
of the time thus placed at their disposal to visit the orchard and gardens of Mr. F. Richter.
Notary Public.
Okkich   ...   -    Kkrkmkos, B.C".
L.O.L. No. 1770
Meets Tuosdav on or before
the full moon in eaeh month
In   Keremeos Sehool House.
Visiting memhers eordially invited.
D. J. Innis, W. M.
D. McCiRtiv.R. s.
Staffe Lines.
Fi.ikr Stage.
Leaves Keremeos daily, except Sunday,
al noon, arrives at Hedley 3 p.m.
Leaves lleillev daily, exeepl Sunday,
al ft a.m., arrives at Keremeos 11 a.m.
Onlv through eonneeling slage between
IVntieton, Kereineos, Hedley fi Prim eton.
J. F. Rovkr, Proprietor.
Kkrkmkos Hkim.kv Mail Stagk.
Leaves Keremeos daily, exeept Sunday,
at t p.m.; arrives in Hedley at 5 p.m.
LeaVM lledlev daily, exeepl Sunday, al
7 a.m., arrives in Kereineos at 11 a.m.
I). J. Innis, Proprietor.
Kkrkmkos I'i nticton Mmi. Stack.
Leaves Keremeos for Penlielou on Mon-
da\s, Wsdnesd IVS and Fridays, al noon.
Leaves Penticton on Tuesdays, Thurs-
davs and Saturdays Ht 6 a. in., arriving in
Keremeos at noon.
W. K. Wki.hv, Proprietor.
If the Mayor of Keremeos is going to proclaim a civic holiday this
summer, it is high time he fixed the
Gilbert McEachern, electrician for
the Daly Reduction Co., and bride,
passed through Keremeos on Wednesday on their wav to Hedley.
P. H. Burnham, D. P. & P. A.,
Grand Forks, and E. C. Morgan,
Supt. of the G. N., Spokane, were
in Keremeos  on   Wednesday   on  a
tour iif inspection.
The hour for divine service in the
Town Hall on Sundays, which was
recently changed to 7 p. m., has
again been changed to 7.30.
A delay in the work on the new
church has been occasioned owing
to the fact that the requisite number of rafters was not included in
the material received.
S. L. Smith, of the office staff of
the Daly Reduction Co., was in
town for a short time yesterday. He
is off to Calgary and other prairie
places on a few weeks' holiday trip.
With the closing of A. Osborne's
store the local agency for express
parcels coming from Penticton by
stage has been transferred to the
Keremeos Commercial Company's
During the past week A. Osborne
has effected the sale of his entire
stock of general merchandise to the
Keremeos Commercial Co., the
hardware going to Meausette &
Crooker and the balance of the
stock being transferred to the company's new store. Mr. Osborne
leaves Kereineos as soon as he has
his business affairs wound up.
A new industry -nd one which
should prove of considerable importance to our town and district
was opened here this week when
Messrs. Hughes & Milburn received
a carload of cement and commenced the manufacture of cement bricks.
A sample of brick from the press
has been shown us and appears to
be of superior quality. We wish
them the greatest success in their
new enterpiise.
Mr F. C. Wilson, of the Vancouver public school's teaching
staff, arrived in Keremeos on Wednesday, and will spend a month of
his summer vacation on the ranch
with his cousin, V. O. Wilson.
Certain evils are sometimes permitted to exist so long as they keep
in the shade and are not displayed
so as to offend the public sense of
decency and morality. When they
do it is time to have the evil removed. No good purpose can be served by pretending to ignore a nuisance so brazenly advertised.
Olalla school board election took
place last Saturday, when M. Barcelo and J. Pritchard were re-elected,
the new member of the board being
L. R. Chase, who takes the place
of J. A. McDonald. Mr. Pritchard
was appointed secretary and R. W.
Northey auditor.
J. A. McDonald, deputy mining
recorder, is now filling the position
of amalgamator at the new stamp
mill just erected at the Golden Zone
The Bullion is working a full
force of men, with no room for anymore just now. There is nothing
new to be reported, no immediate
strike being anticipated.
Messrs. Griffin and Murphy went
up to their claims on Cedar Creek
last week with the intention of doing
a lot of development work. It is
quite possible that a deal for this
fine property may he on the tapis,
one or two mining men of means
and influence having become interested. George Price, the third
partner, left for outside points a
short time ago.
D. McEachern is foreman of the
new government road now under
construction to the mining camps
lying between Independence and
Dividend Mountains. The new
road will leave the Pcnticton-Xickel
Plate wagon road at Centromino
Plat and run nearly due south to
Horseshoe Lakes, and will be about
three miles in length.
All the single men working iu the
Bullion have to "bach," as the
boarding house is no longer "doing
business at the old stand."
Mrs. Shurson vacate* the hotel
shortly and will reside in a cottage
she intends having built in her
spacious garden near the creek.
The recent rains have put a new-
face on Nature, and tender vegetation is springing into life in places
where last week no life seemed to
exist. Some of our farmers have
hay lying on the ground, and some
who have not commenced cutting
are up against a tangled job tin
account of the tall grass being flattened by the heavy rain. Still, on
the whole, everybody seems to be
pleased that the drought came to an
end so suddenly.
The distinguished visitors who conducted the fruit demonstration here yesterday
at Mr. Klmhirst's afterwards visited Mr. Riehter's orehard, whieh must have been a
revelation even lo sueh experieneed men of what ean be accomplished in horticulture
in the Similkameen. Mr. Riehter's place is rather like an agrietiltural college farm
than a private ranch, both In extent and In lhe variety and excellence of its products,
and as such is one of Ihe valuable assets of the Valley. As one of Ihe few places
where fruit growing has been carried on on a considerable scale for decades, it is
especially useful in showing lo new-comers the Valley's capabilities. The thousand-.
of acres of pasture land and irrigated alfalfa land comprised in the  ranch, supporting
a Ililm1-  -'" I'-i11 li- ami horses, afford an c.pially striking   example   of the   Similka-
d country.
Get our prices for flour, rolled
oats, bran, shorts, etc. We buy in
carload lots and our customers get
the benefit. Keremeos Commercial
John Knudson has received the
engine, an eight horse-power gasoline, and fixings for his planing factory. The balance ofthe machinery-
is expected to arrive in the course
of a few days. Mosquitoes Close Mills.
New Westminster, July 13
About one hundred men have been
forced to abandon work in some ot
the mills across the river owing to
the swarms of mosquitoes which
have descended upon that district
during the past few days. The
Dominion I.umber & Shingle Co.,
the Serpentine River I.umber Co.
and the Maple Leaf Lumber &
Shingle Company are among the
plants which have been forced to
suspend operations by .he unceasing attacks of the winged pests.
These three mills closed down on
Tuesday afternoon, the men declaring that it was impossible to
work in safety with millions of
mosquitoes attacking them from all
quarters. Even in the neighborhood of the big buzz saws, where
a rapid current of air is created by
the revolving cutters, the nuisance
is almost as pronounced as in other
parts of the mills, and the sawyers
are unable to attend to their duties.
Work in other industries has also
been interfered with to a considerable extent by the worrying actions
of the mosquitoes, this being especially the case in low lying sections of the country. A number of
summer campers have returned to
the city, preferring to put up with
the inconveniences of city life during
the dog-days rather than endure
misery from the continual attacks
of the little blood-suckers.
Druggists in this city report an
ever growing sale of mosquito lotions and preparations, the call for
these invaluable medicament* being
unprecedented. 'Ihe mosquito pest
this season is far greater than had
heen the case for many years past.
A report has been brought in that
a baby boy lying in his cradle in
his father's house near Clovcrdale
was attacked by an immense ' warm
of mosquitoes, and was onlv rescued
after suffering untold agony for
over ten minutes. The insects were
driven from the house by the mother, who waved (laming paper to and
fro in the buzzing mass. The child
is expected to recover.
Blinded the Chink.
A daring hold-up was carried out
last week at Stcvcston, whereby a
Chinaman, who had just drawn
$1200 from lhe bank, was robbed
ot the whole amount. He can give
no description of his assailant.
The Celestial, whose name is Lee
Tai, had called at the Northern
Crown bank and drawn the money,
which was in 200 $5 and 100 $2
hills, the former a new issue of the
bank, and soon after was stopped
by a man who threw pepper in his
eyes and face. He had thus no
opportunity of seeing his assailant,
who took his money and  valuables.
The only hope the police have to
trace the robber is by means of the
Nelson city council has adopted
Pacific standard time.
Local and General.
The management of the Johnston
e_ Carswell sawmill at Vernon bet
the staff a keg of beer that they
could not cut .15,000 feet of lumber
in one day's sawing. The staff won,
cutting 37,000 feet. That was a
sort of whipsaw—both sides were
Rev. S. D. Chown, after a visit
to Newfoundland, says he found
very little sentiment in favor of
federation with Canada. Business
men believe that they would be
placed at a disadvantage if the Canada tariff wall were placed around
the island.
The Cree Indians who, after the
suppression of the Riel rebellion, escaped to Montana, were sent back
to Canada, and again returned to
the States, are now reported to be
at the point of starvation, and the
governor of Montana has written
to Ottawa to ask if their original
allotments are still avai able and if
we will take them back.
"Cheating you out of your eye-
teeth" is a metaphor that has for
once been paralleled in fact. T. C.
Roberts, an Omaha brakeman,
whose front teeth showed extensive
gold filling, was attacked on his
train by tramps armed with forceps
and possessing a taste for dentistry. Roberts had attempted to put
the tramps off the train, when they
overpowered him, and despite his
struggles extracted eight of his
teeth, which they pocketed, after-
| wards making good their escape.
Advices from Hazelton say that
residents of Bulkeley Valley, Igen-
ika, and other gold fields of the
| eastern central districts of British
Columbia are apprehensive of a food
famine approaching winter. So
far all supplies are consumed as fast
as arrival, despite the increased
quantities, owing to the influx of
prospectors. The boats are at
present tied up on account of high
water and it is feared the waters
will shortly become too shallow for
navigation. Two pack trains for
inland trading posts have been
wailing two weeks for supplies.
A representative of the Vernon
News, who recently made a hasty-
trip through this districl, gives an
interesting account of his travels
through the News. Among other
things he says : "From Keremeos
the view ofthe vast expanse ofthe
Similkameen valley is magnificent,
and in Keremeos and district there
are about 50,000 acres of excellent
fruit land. The railroad being here
from the south and the grade being
already laid as far as Hedley in the
west, Keremeos will soon have a
through service in either direction
from Vancouver to the States.
Keremeos, being surrounded by a
mining country, and having such a
vast area of cultivatable fruit land,
and withal, being so well equipped
with transportation facilities, has a
great future before it, and before
long will   undoubtedly   be   a   large
and prosperous town." Of Olalla
he says : "Of all beautiful spots
in this beautiful country surely Olalla would 'take the cake'. "
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
"TAKE NOTICE that John M. Yorxu. of Kir.-.
*■ meos, ll.C. occupation rancher, intends to aj>-
ply for permission to purchase the following dc-
scrils'il land : Commencing at a post planted ahout
uti feet south nf the south-west corner of 11. Innis's
ranch, thence north 20 chains, thence west 20 chains,
thence south 20 chains, thenee east to point of commencement, and containing 40 acres, more or less.
The land applied for is known as the graveyard ll.it.
ami adjoins Lot No. 2821 on lhe west.
June .10, 1VOH.
John M. Vol su.
Similkameen Land District.
Take notice that I, Percy Marks, of
Keremeos, hotel keeper, intend to apply
for permission to purchase the following
ileseriheil land* : Highly acres. V'oni-
ineneincf at a post planted at the northeast eorner of lo, -?99o\ thenee south 40
ehains, Ihenee easl 20 eliains,Ihenee north
40 ehains, Ihenee west 20 ehains to poinl
of eoiniiu'iu'i'llleiil.
PaaCV Marks,
Dated June 17th, 1908. 20
Notice of Forfeiture.
To K. II. Wrapt and any person or persons to whom
he may have transferred any interest in the
"Black Diamond" minora]  .faim.  situated  m
Olalla Camp, in the Osovoos Division of Yale
VfOl' are herehy  required  to take notice that   I
have expended tor assessment and lor recording
certificate ol work on the ahove Hamad claim $102.50.
hauls; the expenditure necessary to enahle nic to
hold said claim, and you are herein required to
contrihute vour share or proportion of such expenditure, toe/ether with all costs of advertising, ff VOU
tail or refuse to contrihute such amount, including
advertising-, within ninety (901 days of first puhliea-
tion nf this notice in the'Keremeos Tsl'Ml'll. V'ui
interest will Ivcomo vested in me, your ei*-ciwner,
under the provisions nf the "Mineral Act and
Amending Acts."
Dated this 14th dav of Mav 19(K
20 L. M. Lyon.
Notice of Forfeiture.
To CuAKl.t-s Klein KK and any person or persons to
whom hi' may have transferred his one-third interest in tlie "Eldorado" mineral claim,   situated
in the Olalla Camp, in the Osoyoos Division nf
Vale District.
\TOt' are  herehy   required   to  take   notice   that  1
ha\e ovjH'iidcd for assessment and for recording
certificate ytt work on the ahove named claim $102.50,
heing the expenditure necessary to enahle me to hold
said claim, and \ ou are herein required to contrihute
your .share or proportion nf such expenditure,  whic'i
amount to date is seventy-three dollars ($73.00) together with all costs ot advertising.    II  you fail or
rcl'iisc to contrihute such  amount,   in, hiding   advertising, within ntniti (90) days nf lirst  pulilication of
this actios in the Keremeos TftPMPI I.  lour interest
witl Ivconie vested iii me. your co-owner,  under the
provisions ofthe "Mineral Acl and Amending Alts."
Dated Ihis 14th da] of Mav. I9T1H.
A) L. M. Lyon.
Alkazar Hotel
Keremeos, B. C.
PERCY   MARKS      -      -      PROPRIETOR.
Livery, Feed & Sale Stables
for Teams
Good Rigs
Careful Drivers
of all kinds
Prompt attention to all customers.
Land-seekers and Tourists invited to j^ive us a trial.
When in
etop at the
Central Hotel
Tweddle & Reith,
SfM'i'ial attention to
CuniiiH'riinl Men,
and Land-seok<-rs.
Headquarters for all
Itage Routes.
I.ivory Stable
in connection.
Good table.
Large, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free  bus to and from
all trains.
Proprietors. Our Prairie Market.
As a  whole  every  fruit-growing
country has a specialty, which it
produces to perfection, but few indeed are the countries so favored as
British Columbia, for in her fertile
valleys almost every fruit of the
temperate zone grows to equal perfection, and the Pacific Province is
fast becoming known the world over
for the variety and quality of the
fruit she is able to produce. Until
within the past few years the fruitgrowing was confined to apples and
a few of the smaller fruits for local
consumption, but, largely through
the energy and enterprise of the
provincial government, the great
possibilities for fruit production
have been made known and large
tracts of fruit lands taken up, cleared and brought under cultivation
and planted with orchards or devoted to the cultivation of small fruits.
From the beginning of growing
fruit for market, Hritish Columbia
has known that an ever-growing
market awaited her across the
mountains, to the east,where wheat
was king, but many difficulties lay
in the way of packing and marketing a commodity so perishable. The
development of steamboat and railway traffic has at last brought the
valleys of British Columbia within
48 hours of the prairie markets.
The Canadian Pacific railway, in
answer to the urgent prayer of the
British Columbia fruit-growers,who
are now strongly organized, is putting M a fast freight service of the
latest improved refrigerator cars.
The fruit-growers have secured experienced packers.
The branch fruit-growers' associations have formed themselves into
a central exchange with headquarters at Revelstoke. This exchange
will keep in touch with the various
packing stations, and every effort
will be made to keep up a regular
supply of each variety of fruit while
it is in season. Already several
carloads of British Columbia strawberries have reached the Winnipeg
market. There will also be mixed
cars of red, white and black currants, cherries, gooseberries, blackberries, the famous Logan berries
and raspberries, peaches, tomatoes,
plums, pears and apples. It is expected that Winnipeg will receive
100 cars in all of Britiih Columbia
fruit this season.
John Coltart has been appointed
agent of the British Columbia fruitgrowers in Winnipeg, and will
superintend the distribution of fruit
for Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
In addition to fruit there will be
shipments of celery, asparagus, and
other delicate vegetables.
Some idea of the rapidity of the
deyelopment of fruit growing in
British Columbia is gathcied from
the tact that in one small district in
the Ok Jilt ail last season half a
million apple trees were planted, ln
three \ciiis, with ordinary luck,
these will produce at least a box of
apples each, which at $1 per box,
the usual price to the producer, will
figure up a tidy sum. The outlook
for production and marketing of
British Columbia fruit is very bright
at the present time.
A False Alarm.
What promised to be a mystery
that would tax the detective abilities
of the provincial police was reported
to the chief constable's office from
Lillooet river on Tuesday. While
crossing a stream, a man stepped
on an insecure log and went under
water. Using his eyes to good effect he discerned on the bed of the
river what appeared to be a human
skeleton, with shackles on wrists
and ankles. Horrified b) this evidence of foul play, he hastened, as
soon as he had succeeded in returning to terra firma, to notify the
provincial police, and Constable
Lane was sent to investigate. The
constable found the bones as stated
and carefully brought them to the
surface, but there the story of brutal crime received its death blow, for
the skeleton was that of a deer, the
legs bound with wire. The sur-1
mise is that the deer, slung on a
pole, was being packed across the
river by the hunters, when they
suddenly found themselves in deep
water and were forced to abandon
the game to save themselves.—Columbian.
For commercial printing of every
kind the Trumpet has an equipment
of type, inks and paper not excelled
in any offiee 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.
Halifax wants the Lusitania and
Mauretania to run to that port from
Liverpool in preference to New
York. Vancouver wants to be the
free port of the Pacific, with San
Francisco, Seattle, Victoria and
other present ports peacefully engaging in watching her grow. Can
we not add to these modest demands
a request that the Imperial government will make Ksquimalt the headquarters of the navy ? Failing this
we might request the Cunard line to
inaugurate a service of 50,000 ton
liners from Victoria to the Prybiloff
islands.—Victoria Times.
CaMUAOI Bidding,  Repairing and Fainting
Opposite the Central Hotel.
oo ro THE
Booster's Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
Write us for prices.
Distance no object.
The Big Store.
The Keremeos Commercial Co. announce to the
people of Keremeos and the Valley generally that they have  now
got their stock in place and are ready for business.
Believing that the development of the Valley now demands a
more complete and up-to-date mercantile service than has yet
been available, we are putting in a stock so complete, so varied
and of such quality as to satisfy the most exacting.
This stock comprises the following departments :
Dry Goods,
Boots and Shoes,
Agricultural Implements of all kinds.
Our Prices are strictly moderate.. With adequate resources, and buying in large quantities, we are able to get goods
on the most favorable terms. Our customers will get the full
benefit of these terms, for we are not here to make a stake in a
hurry, but to establish a large and permanent business.
"Royal Household" Flour   Ogilvie's Best Brand.
Rolled Oats.     Bran.     Shorts.     Feed Wheat.
Look over our stock and get prices.
Keremeos Commercial Co
I |BMBBBBBB_BBBIBB_HBI The Keremeos Trumpet
Puhlitira'd i-vt'ry Friilnt ;it the ofluv.
Ki'remeos, rl.C.
Subscription $2.00 | year. $1.00 lor six monlhs,
in sdvaiuv.
Advertising' RuU's. Lflesj] notice... IV fm line
first insertion, 10c per line eaeh subsequent insertion.
Land notiees -Certificates of improvement.etc., $8.00
for 6T_day notices, $5.00 fnr XUiny notices. Contract
display advertising?. 2.V. per inert ear week. Transient advertisements, such as Lost. Found. Wanted,
etc.. not exceeding one inch, $1.00 first insertion, or
three insertions for $2.00. Local reading notices.
25e. per line.
J. A. BROWN. Publisher.
FRIDAY, JULY 17,  1908.
Notes and Comments.
From the tone and reports of
North Washington exchanges, it
would appear that our friends to
the south of 49 are in the doleful
dumps in a business way, but are
up to the chin in exciting politics,
general, state and local. Politics is
the one line of activity in the U. S.
that appears never to suffer from
A novel scheme to boom Taft is
said to have been adopted by the
corporate "interests" of the V. S.
Instead of the usual cash contributions to a campaign fund, they
will contribute "prosperity"—that
is, mills will be started and shops
opened all over the country, giving
employment to over 3,000,000. The
men will be told that the certainty
of the election of Taft is the real
reason for the boom, and it will be
hinted that in the event of his defeat
depression will ensue, according to
the story.
August 18th this year is the jubilee of the establishment of British
Columbia as a colony, her late
majesty Queen Victoria on August
18th, 1858, signing the Act bringing it about. The old colony of
British Columbia did not include
Vancouver Island, itself a separate
colony, formerly known as Vancouver, just as Cuba is known as
Cuba and not Cuba Island. When
the mainland was created a colony
the late Queen Victoria named New
Westminster as the  capital—hence
the designation Royal   City—a dig- \ Japanese,   and   earnestly   contend
esting items are $31,000 for the alteration and enlargement of the
Montreal post office; $100,000 for
the survey and location of a railway
line between the Saskatchewan and
Hudson Bay; $180,000 is asked for
a mail subsidy between Canada and
Australia, and $48,666 for the Canada-Japan service.
The bill to extend the boundaries
of Manitoba is so nearly satisfactory
in its main provision that no one
will be disposed to quarrel much
with the wholly uneccessary extensions of Ontario and Quebec. Manitoba had asked for all the territory
of Keewatin south of the 60th par-
rallel. She gets the best of it—
enough to put her on a parity in
point of area with the other prairie
provinces—including a long coast
line and the only good ports on the
the west coast of Hudson Bay.
Ontario, however, had to be placated with a large slice of Southern
Keewatin that had better been assigned to Manitoba ; and Quebec,
which can never see anything going
without clamoring for a lion's share,
is to be presented with a whole
sub-continent, the vast territory of
Labrador. Both Ontario and Quebec have plenty of uninhabited territory now, and their new acquisitions, unless they should some time
prove to be rich in minerals, ma)
not amount to much more than increased grandeur for the provinces
on the map.
The Japanese weekly, Nikka
Korum, ridicules the idea of the
Japanese government fostering extensive emigration to Corea and
Manchuria, contending that they
might just as well stay at home, as
neither of the two countries named
is sufficiently advanced to absorb
the vast hordes of Japanese who are
being encouraged to go there. The
Nikka Korum argues that those
territories, although in close proximity  to Japan,   are   no  good  for
Now Open for Business
is   now ready for action,  and  we are
to visitors.    You are cordially invited  to
Our Store
"at home
call and see our new goods whether you have present
need of purchases or not.
Olir STOCK includes Groceries, Boots and Shoes,
Overalls, Caps, Shirts, Stationery, Fruit and Confectionery, Flour, etc.      Doors and Windows (cedar).
Our Restaurant _ now open.
wholesome meal give us a call.
For a good
Mr. and Mrs. G. G. KEELER.
(Opposite tlie Keremeos Land Company's Office.)
Builders and Others.
We have recently placed in stock a consignment of
"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.
nity which that port retained until
1866, when the two colonies, which
had only had one governor between
them, were finally united, the mainland giving its name to the whole
and the island securing the capital.
In 1871 the colony entered the Confederation as the province of British Columbia.
The tOl>l appropriations of the
Dominion government for ]'K)H
amount to $138,000,000, or more
than three times the amount that
was "viewed with alarm" by the
Liberal convention of little more
than a decade ago. The increase is
$21,000,000 over last year. Among
the driblets in the supplementary
estimates that reach British Columbia are : For public building!
Cranbrook $10,000, Cumberland
$25,000, Chilliwack $5,000, Grand
Forks $5,000, Greenwood $5,000,
Vernon (additional amount) $12,-
000; Chinese losses, Vancouver,
$26,990.    Among the   other   inter-
that Canada and the United States
are the only countries to which Japanese emigrants should go. From
which opinion Canada most decidedly and emphatically differs. The
Nikka Korum practically admits
that the Japanese cannot do their
own colonizing—that they can only
go in where other and more efficient races have hewn the way, and
reap where others have sown. Their
natural bent is revealed in Corea,
where, having the power, they have
despoiled and impoverished the
country so thoroughly that it is no
longer attractive to them. Their
desire for a new Japan is natural
and right, but if they cannot make
one for themselves in the waste
places of the earth they do not deserve it. As for their coming to
Canada iu hordes -let no one forget the example of the southern
Stales, and what a fatal and irremediable calamity it is to a country
to have in great numbers an alien,
inferior and unassimilahle race.
A full line of "fbotllx" Paints and Oils—none better,
the kind that   behave  well
Cooking Stoves
Tinsmithing in all its branches a specialty.
First-Class Harness.
Easiest of Saddles.
Harnessmaker and Shoemaker.
Largest Stock In tha Valley.        Everything In tha Harneas Line. <**g$g*»>
Keremeos Property is
a Good
Safe Investment.
Ready for
Per Acre
8 and 10 Acre
Per Acre
1-3 Cash,
Balance in
3 Payments at
7 per cent.
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.
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
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.
7th & 8th Ave.:
$250.00 each
5th Ave.
$200.00 each
4th Ave.:
$100.00 each
Half cash,
Balance in
one year at
7 per cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
Its.	 Comaplix Hold-up.
Word comes from Comaplix of
an attempted hold-up there last
Thursday night. A number of men
were enjoying- a quiet game of
"draw" in the station room when a
sudden command was heard :
"Hands up". For a moment it
was treated as a joke but it was
followed at once by "Stand up and
hands against the wall," and the
members of the little gambling party found themselves confronted by
two masked men holding revolvers
in four black-gloved hands. There
was no further hesitation. Seven
men rose promptly and 14 hands
struck the wall.
Just as one of the robbers was
about to begin operations on the
pockets of the victims "Papa" Bear,
foreman of the lumber camp, who
was at one end of the line, made a
break through a swing door into a
little baggage room. There was
no other means of exit from it than
the way he had entered, but that
fact was unknown to the "hold-up"
men. They took for granted that
one man had escaped and would
give the alarm. One revolver was
discharged, whether with intent to
frighten the men or by the trembling of the hand of a bandit, and
the masked strangers disappeared
into the night.
The lumbermen immediately armed themselves and got out the tug
Piper, the properly of the Vale-Columbia Lumber Company, which is
equipped with a powerful search
light, and both shores of the north-
feast arm were explored thoroughly
but without result.
Petitions have been sent to the
government several times for the appointment of a provincial constable
at Comaplix, the nearest at present
being at Arrowhead. This, however, is ihe first serious breach of]
the peace that has occurred.—Net-1
son News.
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
Threaten a Boycott.
Vancouver, July 13. --Chinese
merchants threaten to precipitate a
boycott of Canadian goods if the
pending legislation is enforced to
put an end to the opium traffic here.
Kncouraged by the success of the
boycott against the Japanese, they
evidently think that conceited action
can be arranged to prevent the
stopping ol this iniquilous practice.
It is very profitable, and though
several young girls have been in the
Vancouver police court during the
past month or two, having been
arrested in Chinese opium dens,
nothing seems to deter the manufacture or sale of opium. It is not
thought that any boycott will result,
as the better class of Chinese are
unanimously opposed to the opium
The first ripe apples ofthe season
were left at this office on Monday
by Wm. Daly. Though somewhat
under the average in size they were
well colored and of splendid flavor.
Just received, a nice fresh consignment of Armour's choicest hams
and bacon.—Keremeos Commercial
The special stamps issued in commemoration of the tercentenary celebration at Quebec have been issued
in the east. The stamps are said to
be of most artistic design, and are
larger than the ordinary size, to
allow of adequate representation of
historic scenes, portraits, etc. The
description of each denomination is
as follows : ^-cent, gray, picture
Of the Prince and Princess of Wales;
1 -cent, green, portraits of Champlain
and Cartier ; 2-cent, red, King Edward and Queen Alexandra; 5-cent,
blue, representation of I.'Habitation
de Quebec ; 7-cent, yellow, pictures
of Montcalm and Wolfe ; 10-cent,
mauve, pictures of Quebec in 1700 ;
15-cent, pictures of parliament of
the west of the old regime ; 20-cent,
green, picture of a coureur du bois
with Indians.
"Royal Household" flour, Ogil-
vie's best brand, for sale at right
prices. The Keremeos Commercial
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 dealing in Building Lumher and all kinds of Building Material we
have the advantage of getting our supplies direct from the mills, and
can therefore retail at most favorahle prices.
Kstimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
Contractor and Builder,
Local and General.
The success of Count Zeppelin's
latest airship has led to the organization of a company which proposes to establish a line of airships to
carry passengers between Berlin,
London, Paris, Vienna, .Stockholm,
St. Petersburg, and Copenhagen.
While some boys were blowing
holes in the atmosphere with giant
powder at Loomis, Wash., on the
4th of July, an inquisitive horse
trotted up to sniff at a burning fuse
and was soon in horse-heaven.
This is the;only fatality reported in
that district.
James Bunyan, who, through
spite at their owners, cruelly maltreated and killed two horses at
Gait, Ont., was sentenced to 14
years in Kingston penitentiary. He
has been suspected for years of
maiming and ill-treating stock
grazing in pasture fields.
The government will this summer
send out surveying parties on the
line of the Hudson Bay railroad and
the construction of the road will be
begun immediately on the completion of the survey, as the minister
of railways announced in a recent
speech. There will be provision in
the supplementary estimates for the
expenses of the survey.
The Western Canada Irrigation
Association, which embraces the
four western provinces of the Dominion, will hold a convention at
Vernon, beginning on Monday,
Aug. 10. The convention will last
a week, and will include a three
days excursion down Okanagan
Lake, stopping at various points to
view the systems of irrigation now
in operation or in process of con- j
Grand   Forks   was  visited   by  a i
disastrous  fire last   Friday,   when j
half the business portion ofthe city |
was destroyed, including six hotels,
two hanks, and many  stores.    The,
loss is estimated at $250,000,   with
comparatively light insurance. Two
lives  were   lost    N.    Barnaby,   of
Mayo, Wash., a traveler   who  had
brought in a carload of wood,   and
a painter named Noble.     It was pay
day in the town, but   the   vaults   of
the banks had to be left to cool before "cold cash" could be disbursed.
If the plans of the Fnglish company of capitalists who have undertaken to establish steel works on a
great scale on Vancouver Island
arc based on well-judged data, the
Island is on the eve of an important
industrial development. With coal,
iron ore, timber and other material*
close at hand and obtainable at low
OOat, with a favorable climate, and
with a great advantage in position
over eastern America and Kurope
lor freighting to the Pacific slope,
South America and the Orient, it
haa been carefully figured out that
there are all the elements for an
unlimited development in the manufacture of iron and steel, with shipbuilding and other industries lo
Divided Against Itself.
The Palmer Mountain Proapector
gives the following account of the
state of local affairs at Oroville. It
is a close parallel to the conditions
that have stunted and strangled
many another town.
A large delegation of Oroville
people passed through town Tuesday on the way to Conconully. They
did not all travel together, nor were
they moved by the same motive.
Their mission was to appear before
the county commissioner to scrap
over the proposition to incorporate
Oroville. Both sides favored incorporation, but there was a marked
difference of opinion as to the proposed town limits. It is the same
old story that has made Oroville a
jest and a byword, and such a drag
as to prevent the natural development and growth of the place. The
real cause of dissension can only be
guessed at, but a rule-or-ruin policy
has prevailed over there ever since
the advent of the railroad. It would
be a good lesson to the people if
the railroad laid out and built up a
new town on the east side of the
river. That might induce them to
bury the hatchet and pull together
for self-preservation. It is a very
unfortunate condition of affairs.
With one ofthe finest natural town
sites in the state, immense water
power near at hand, attractive surroundings, a large tributary territory, the advantage of an operating
railroad, with the prospect of another line in a very few months,
Oroville to-day ought to be a flourishing town, pushing, thriving,
bustling, eventually expanding into
a large city. Instead factional and
internecine strife has checked its
growth, impaired its prospect s
driven away prospective investors,
and created a condition contemptible to outsiders and a curse to the
actual residents. It is a shame to
see such an opportunity wasted.
Get together, gentlemen. Be honorable in your dealings with each
other. Grant concessions. Adopt
a plan of action, and when once
adopted be honest enough to stick
to it. This advice is gratuitous,
but probably thrown away. It is
doubtful if anything can be accomplished in the way of creating harmony unless some epidemic comes
along and cleans out some of the
chronic kickers the town is burdened with.
Officers of the law destroyed $8,-
000 worth vif liquor and arrested 11
men who were selling it to Indians
on the Nez Perce reserve, near Spokane. It is said Ihis is only the beginning of a campaign to suppress
the illicit trade.
William   Shoemaker,    aged    70,
and John Shoemaker, aged JO, father and son, perished miserably while
well-digging al their homestead 20
miles north ot Goldendale, Wash.
Thi son ami partially overcome by-
gas at a depth of .10 feet, and the
father hauled him up. As he near-
ed the top he tumbled to the bottom, the fall killing him. Not
knowing his son was dead, the
father hurried down, only to succumb to the gas. At the surface
Ihe wives of both men watched the
dreadful tragedy, then had to f,i> a
mile to the nearest neighbor! for
assistance. LOCAL NOTES.
D. F. Jelly was in Hedley on
Tuesday on business.
George Loudon, of the Centre, is
on a business trip to Seattle.
Mr. Smith, of Victoria, has been
visiting at the home of Mr. F. Richter.
H. G. Champney, of Nighthawk,
was a visitor in Keremeos on Saturday.
Miss May Loudon, of Loomis, arrived on Monday on a visit to her
sister, Mrs. F. Richter.
Is your property insured against
fire? If not it should be. Policies
in a good safe company can be
secured at this office.
F. Forchel, of Okatosh, Alta.,
A. Vaughan of Vancouver, and G.
M. Christie of Calgary, were registered at the Central Hotel this
Ladies of Keremeos and surrounding district are invited to attend a meeting to be held at Mrs.
Keeler's on Tuesday afternoon next
at 2.30 for the purpose of organizing a Ladies' Aid Society.
Lome Coleman, who has been
attending Vancouver high school,
arrived home on Tuesday for summer vacation, which he will spend
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T.
W. Coleman, at the Centre.
R. V. Clement, who was formerly an Ontario law practitioner, and
has recently qualified for B. C, is
in the valley this week looking over
the field with a view to pitching
camp and hanging out his shingle.
At lhe am. ial meeting ofthe ratepayers of Kereineos School District,
held on Saturday last, Richard Klni-
hirst, retiring trustee, WM re-elected, estimates for the year were passed and other general business
We are preparing, for wide distribution abroad, advertising matter
descriptive of the Similkameen—its
ideal climate, wonderful mineral
wealth, aud rich fruit lands. If
your property is for sale, list it at
this office.
J. R. Brown, Government agent,
of Fairview, passed through Keremeos on Tuesday on his way to
Hedley. While here he inspected
the work on the new bridge, which
is now progressing rapidly under
the management of Hy. Swan, contractor, of Hedley.
T. P. Drake, wife and child, of
Yalaha, Floiida, arrived in Keremeos on Wednesday, and are the
guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. M.
Frith. Mr. Drake and Mr. Frith
were old friends in Florida, where
the former is still engaged in the
pleasant and lucrative occupation of
orange growing. Their visit here
is a holiday trip, part of which will
be spent camping on the Ashnola.
A. M. Clark, secretary, and C.
Brock of Iowa, are spending a
couple of weeks in the valley looking over the prospects in the Eclipse
group of claims situated on the
north side of the river, opposite
Wm. Manery's ranch. In these
claims some very rich ore has been
found and if Mr. Clark is satisfied
that it exists in paying quantities
the necessarv funds will be raised
and the work of development commenced.
This week we had an agreeable
surprise in the way of a visit from
Dave Carrie, an old Manitoba friend
of ours, who is touring B.C. looking
for a clime and country more favorable than that of the prairies in
which to make his home. Mr. Carrie was piloted in by C. A. McDonald, of the Beautiful Valley Land
Company. He expressed surprise
at the extent and richness of the
Similkameen, a valley of which he
says he had not previously heard,
and ventured the opinion that if
Manitoba farmers, who have made
their "pile" and are retiring to little
towns on the prairies to spend their
remaining days, could only see and
experience the vastly greater advantages offered in the fruit valleys
of B.C. they would quickly change
their minds. Mr. Carrie has decided that he has spent his last winter
on the prairies.
J. F. Royer has returned from his
trip to Spokane, and expects to astonish the natives about the first of
next month by putting wagons with
invisible horses on his stage route.
He will put in commission two
motor cars, one to carry four passengers and the other seven, and
one will be put on the stage route,
w ith the other in reserve or for hire.
The cars will of course displace a
number of horses and buggies, and
Mr. Royer will offer some bargains
in these while they last. A good
many people are doubtful whether a
motor car can stand steady service
on the mountain roads, with their
heavy grades and occasional stony
or sandy stretches. It has heen
pretty well proved, however, that
the auto can travel where any other
vehicle can, and though it may be
hard wear on them there is no
doubt they can deliver the goods
with speed and comfort.
Eastern Townships Bank.
Head Office,
Capital and Reserve,
StiERiiKOOKE, Quebec.
When in Penticton you are
invited to call and see our
stock. It is first-class and
ap   to  date  in  every line.
Watches, Chains, Brooches, Tins, flocks,
Knysfnosnl Kind's, Wedriiaf Mafii
Diamonds, Bracelets,,  Cut Glass,
Meerschaum Pipes,Silverware,
Staffing Silver Toilet Sets,
and General Jewelry.
Optical Work by tlie latest appliances known to the profession.
Watch-making, Jewelry Work and Repairing a specialty.
I solicit your patronage.
nMttttlO      P.„ticton.
Registrar of Marriage Licenses.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received, subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeoa Branch. J. A. R. ROME, Manager.
Frank Richter & Co.
Dealers in General Merchandise.
We have the most complete stock in Keremeos, and are able to supply your wants at bed-rock prices.
Dry Goods,
Miners' Supplies
Coppley, Noyes & Randall's Clothing,
The Leading Brand of Clothing in Canadr
_AW~ It is less than a month since we received our last car of
*WW~ Five Roses FlOUr, and  we will have another car on
IWT~ order due to arrive about the first of July.    This speaks
:e__ for itself.     Five  ROSeS  leads all others.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Hay and Grain Store in connection.        Seed Wheat and Barley for sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
Workmanship and fit guaranteed.
Spring samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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