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eos Trumpet
Vol. I
No. 24
Teacher of Pianoforte aiul Accompanist
(certificated Royal College of Music, Loo.
don) gives  lessons   in   Ke-vnicos   Station
Town Hal' every   Friday and  Saturday,
aiul is open to engageme it tor accompaniments.    Terms on application.
Ilim.r.v, B.C
Notary Public.
Kl   \l.  EST \TK.
Agenl for :
London iV Lancaahira fire Ins. Co.
Ooaan Accident and Cnaranlaa Co.
Kbbbmbos, B. v.'.
Contractor and Builder,
Residence at Old  Townsite, or inquire
ti this office.
Kstini ites   l-'ni      tied.
Workmanship Cuarante .',.
Notary 1'ublic.
Ornca  -   -   -  -   Kbbm ton, r.. :.
L.O.U WO.-T70
Meets Tueada) on orbefon*
the lull moon in rti  h  iiientli
in    Keremeos Set eol     ' MSB.
Visiting members coniiall) inv 'ed
D.    |.    INNIS,   W   \l.
D.   MU I  IOV.R. S.
Stage Lines.
I-i     k  Si.vi.i:.
Leaves Kentiieos daily, no pi R inday,
at BOOB, arrives at Hedley *•-'   ■
Leaves   lledlev   il.ulv,   e\e. pi   ■ ■lulay.
ul Ha.m., arrives .it Kereineos ll ii.ui.
Onlv lllllMU.il oonneetiil:4 sl     **t Kelvvoo!'
Penticton, Keremeoa, lledlev t I i inceton.
J. V. KOVIK, I'ropiiotoi.
Kl.KI mi os   III in.i .   M .VII. SI U.K.
Leaves keremeos ilaily, exeepl      iiiuli\.
at I p.m.; arrivei In Hedlej   it a , .i ■
Leaves lleili.v daily, eacepl lunday, -«t
7 a.m., arrivei in Keiemeosnl n um.
I). J.  Innis. PtOj        I i
Ki ki vn ,is  Pi n i iciov  \l mi  si \   i.
Leaves Kei. nieos lor PeoAttd <n 09 Moll-
,la\s, VVedneadayaand Kridaya, ■' noon.
Leavea Penticton on Tueeda>«   Thins
daya and Saturday! at 6 a. ■   arriving in
keieineos al noon.
W, !•:. Wii.hv, I'n
Church Service '.
I'm sn\ 11 ki vn    Divine ssrvUe Sunday,
tin. in.,  in   Keremeos   low,,   I'. II.    Kev.
A. II. Cameron, I'astor.
\M.t Ii VN     Sei viees as illllioiii   od from
time lo lime.
Si now School uid Rm * <> vv
In Town Mall each Sunda-j   u  10 a.m.
Mrs. J. R. Shaw, Superintendent.
V. \'. K.  V.   Ii.iin   .utiles  daily,    .   .eept
Smulav, :it 10..W a.ni.
Leavea daily, aaeea. Sunday, .•■•.' p.m.
Geo.  I oudOt    is  in  Spokane   on
Lome Coleman left yesterday to
resume his studies in the Vancouver high school.
Kev. Mr. Cam< ron c.nl attend ■
meeting of the Preabytery of Kamloops to be held at Vernon next
Pr. Jackson of Penticton, who
has been in Keremeos during the
past week, left yesterday for the
upper valley.
M.    Costelto   went   up the   valley
yesterday In response to a teiegrapic
summons foi i meeting in regard to
negO    .lions for his mineral  claims.
Two    outside    baseball      teams,
Nighthawk and Princeton, have si^.
n tied their intention of competing
iii the tournament at Medley on
I). Carmichael and W. Hinewere
in  town  on  Saturday and   before
their return to lhe Okanagan looked
over the King Edward tfroup of
l red Ravel] was in town on
W dnesdav and reported .ill preparations complete for a grand celebration at lled'ev  on  Monday and
C. .K. Shaw, surveyor, nf Green*
wood,    passed   through    Keremeos
the first of tl J week  on   his   return
to the Skagit after I  short   visit   at
p, D. Warner, of Okanogan
County, Wash., was in  town  yea-
l 'rd.iy between tiai'is :ind look il
brief aurvey of the country about
Keremeos with the view of possible
future investment.
li. S. Jerniyn, Veterinary Inspector, of Mido:r was in town on
Wednesday IMSsing ;i bunch of
horses which .< ere King brought
firom acroaa tha li     to lake part In
the race* at Medley m ai vv, k.
II. Lawrence. II.OS , of Wolf-
ville, Nova Scotia, is   looking   over
Keremeoa and district with view
to locating. Tha doctor has Iouih'
ii necessary, owing to Impaired
health, to abi n Ion his practise and
.ve'. ii change i f climate.
A loihei Siw ash from the upper
reserve appeal ad before Magistrates
Richter and Coletna i on Wednesday on the old chafgo. A rui.iorof
previous good behav. p'oceded
him and resulted in a penalty of
$10 and costs being handed out ills',:; d of the maximum fin •, as has
been the order lately.
Coast papers contain an ei.iphat-
k denial from R. Miirpole, an offlc-
ial ofthe C.P.R., ofthe rui ur,   or
iginating with the Nicola Herald,
that the company was negotiating
for the purchase of Ihe mines of lhe
Nicola Valley Coal and Coke Co.,
of which W. II. Armstrong ia general manager.
A dispute between J.   Bruno   and
a customer over a watermelon last
Friday led to a scuffle and tha destruction of the melon. Jo then
armed himself with a snickersnee
and took the warpath, but constable
1'. vart was summoned to preserve
the peace, and the only red juice
spilled was that of the melon.
Dr. R. Mathiaon of Greenwood,
accompanied   by   Mrs.    Mathiaon,
made B v isit to Keremeos this week.
The doctor was formerly a newspaper man, in the early davs of Vancouver, but soon came tO the conclusion thai pulling teeth was a
more alluring proposition than
pushing a pencil, so be is now a
hopelessly confirmed dentist.
Harvest    rhanksgiving   services
were conducted ia the town hall   on
Sunday, morning and evening, bv
the Rev. J. A. Cleland of Penticton.
There was ■ oood attendance at
each sen ice,and the wealth of fruit,
vegetables and grains  with  which
the hall was decorated, showed
lliiit residents ot Keremeos have
reason to be thankful for a bounteous harvest.
Another incident showing the  Inadequate arrangements for handling
immigration here occurred this
week, when a party of travelers
from the Slides abandoned a proposed journey of exploration northward b'-.uise their horses could not
be passed without veterinary inspection, and Inspector Jermyn
could not be readily located.    They
concluded to lurn back and have a
look at Northern VVashin .ion instead. With the growth of intercourse   lhat   is sure   lo follow with
the increasing devel >pmenl of the
valley, the nhaencu of a local inspector will become t erious hindrance.
A    parly   consisting   of   Mr.   and
Mrs. VV. II. Armsti mgj the Misses
Alice, Rose and Emily Woodrow;
and Mr. Ring of Van- ouver, arrived On Tuesday via Pei ticton. They
were   accompanied   bv    Miss    Rose
Armstrong, who has been spending
her holidays at the coast. W. M.
leaves for home again on Sunday,
after a  hurried   but   comprehensive
inspection of the pvogreaa of the
company'a work  here and  of  his
own personal interests. Mr. Ring
finds the sunny Similkameen so
much   to   his   liking   tli.tt    he    will
make   an   extended   visit.      Mrs.
Armstrong and the Misses Wood-
row will remain a month.
G. Harris of the "Okanagan,"
Vernon, and wife, were in Keremeos on  Tueaday   and   Wednesday.
Mr. Harris is making a tour of the
constituency in the interests of nun-
can Ross. His friends call hlra an
organiser; his opposition, a heeler
Me justifies the postponement ofthe
election in Yale-Cariboo and claims
thai Martin Burrill will not have a
Rghting chance) the result of the
elections bejni,r known, lhe docile
voters of the constituency will return a member in line with the government. It is just possible that
our friend has misjudged the temperament of the people of Southern
H. C. We are inclined to think
thiit their spirit of fair play will hold
good, even through an election contest, and furthermore that they will
resent being deprived of the opportunity of taking pari in the election
contest until after the light   is   over
and interest dead.
A  pilgrim  named  W.  J.  Ryan,
who hail been   working   for   a   few
daya for J, F. Rover, on Monday
afternoon developed  a   severe   case
of the gun-fever that is so prevalent
in the neighboring states.    First ha
was deprived of a gun which he incautiously displayed, by Zeb. Kir-
bv, of the Hotel Keremeos, whereupon he set out upon an errand of
rearmament  and got possession of
a shotgun belonging to Mr. Rover,
with which he threatened the bystanders and attempted to make
theiii   dance   to   his   piping.       Mr.
Rover remonstrated with a  whiffle
tree, and afler considerable   trouble
he was again disarmed, the gun be-
ing discharged in lhe melee bul do-
in;, no damage. Me was arrested,
and on a bearing before Magistrates
Co'.eman and Richter was committed io Kamloopa. Mis tilicum, a
parti) crippled man of mischievous
disposition,  evaporated soon after
the fracas, end .is there would have
been no charge BgailUl him but
Vagrancy, no pursuit was made.
Attend lhe box social in Ihe town
hall to night.
|. A. McDonald oi Olalla was in
town vcsietdav collecting poll tax.
Our school board has not yet succeeded in securing a teacher and the
school remains closed.     \ eaterday
an acceptance vvas wired a lady at
Ladner, B. C, but a reply has not
been received up to Ihe present.
Nursing Sister E. A. Hancock,
a.n.s.k., C.M.B., ion. Raa>
•   Will receive B limited   number   of eases
requiring nursing on ami after the lath of
telephone U,  Penlieton.
Baled hai    timothy, red top sad clovei
mixed. *?*• Mvnikv. INDIANS ON WARPATH.
In the North, and at Salmon
Arm, Near Kamloopa.
In the remote sections of the interior of British Columbia life is
still held pretty cheap, and although
the white man is generally safe
from molestation, the Indians themselves are wont to settle their little
troubles in time-honored fashion
without calling upon the courts or
the representatives of the government to assist them.
The latest of these little affrays is
mentioned in a report just received
by the attorney-general's department from the headquarters of the
northwest mounted police, which
speaks of two tribes having gone on
the warpath, with the* result that
some ten men were killed and others injured. The report goes on to
say that further trouble is expected.
The scene of the fight is situated
in the northeast corner of British
Columbia, and it is an object lesson
of the immensity of the distances in
this province and how little is
known of the vast interior spaces,
that this foray occurred in the spring
of last year, and yet the news has
only just leaked out. The belligerent Indians were tbe Dogrihs and
the Sikannis, who are understood to
be oldlime enemies, and the authorities are not always able to prevent
spasmodic outbreaks from time to
A more serious report coming
from the same source is that a Roman Catholic missionary, who was
traveling on the Liard river alone
in a canoe, is thought to have been
killed also. The Indian that
brought the news stated that while
his effects bad been found he himself was nowhere to be sen.
These events are supposed to have
taken place near the confluence of
the Nelson and Liard rivers, and
such meagre details as are known
here are to be found in the report
referred to, the essential portions of
which are reproduced below :
"On June 4 hist, B. G. Clarke of
the Hudson's Bay company at Vermillion reported to tne having met
an Indian (Dogrib) at May river
post, 100 miles north of Vermillion,
on the May river, who had come on
a hunting trip from the Liard river,
leaving there in the summer of 1907,
and this Indian told him that the
Sikanni and Dogrib Indians had
been fighting during the early spring
of l'X)7. Ten men were killed and
Several wounded and he believed
that more lighting would follow.
Ihe light occurred near where the
I.iard and Nelson rivers join, and
on the Nelson river.
"This Indian also reported that a
brother of the Roman Catholic mission was traveling on the Liard river, in a canoe alone. Mis canoe,
clothing and food were found, btrt
he was missing and could not
be found. Some ofthe Indians believed that he had been killed also.
"The Indian who made this statement to Clarke left at once to  hunt
back toward the I.iard river and
will reach there some time next
Victoria, Sept. 1.—One hundred
Indians at Salmon Arm just south
of Kamloops are threatening to go
on the war path, fearing that they
are about to have their fishing
rights taken away from them.
Supt. Hussey of the provincial police leaves this morning for the
scene, the local authorities stating
that it has got beyond their control.
The situation is a serious one.
On Wednesday two Indian chiefs
were summoned by the Dominion
government fishery authorities for
setting fish traps illegally. They
were convicted and sentenced to pay
a small fine. A band of fifty Indians swept down on the court
house, rescued the chiefs and made
off with them. Constable Fernie
at Kamloops was despatched to the
scene but he reported that the Indians were very uneasy. Chief
Hussey has received instructions to
assuage the passions of the red men
by peaceful measures if possible
but is empowered to bring them to
terms if they will not prove amenable.
Nursing Home at Penticton.
The fine new building at Penticton, which has been in the course
of erection during the past summer,
and which is to be used as a nursing home, is now completed and
open to the public. It is very pleasantly situated on Fairview Avenue,
looking down Winnipeg street.
An institution of this kind, where
Ihe sick might be cared for, avoiding the necessity of going to outside
points, has long been needed for
Penticton and the large district adjacent to it, and already its advantages are being appreciated. A few
months ago, Miss Hancock, a thoroughly trained hospital nurse, who
has had a long practical experience,
arrived in Penticton, and after carefully looking the situation over, decided that the time was ripe to establish a nursing home. She accordingly placed plans in the hands
of the contractor, and the result is
a building, modern and up-to-date
in all respects, and admirably suited to the purposes for which il WM
The cases which will be received
are not confined to any one kind,
but all persons requiring the benefit
of skilful nursing, in quiet and
pleasant surroundings, with a physician close at hand, will be attended to in the home.
The institution will he under the
personal superintendence of Miss
have prevailed upon operating officials to provide police protection for
future trains. Yesterday afternoon
High Constable Rawsden, of York
county, swore in twenty muscular
fellows to act as special constables
on harvest trains leaving here this
week and next. These men will be
armed with batons and revolvers
as well as the authority of the law.
They are being instructed in duties
this morning by the regular C.P.R.
police and detectives who broke the
freight handlers strike at Owen
Sound a few weeks ago.
Similkameen Land Diatrict.
TAKK NOTICE that Chan. A. St<n-ss,  Surveyor.
ol Ki'rvmeos. ll.C,  intt-ndN  lo applv  for  pvr-
nii.-iou lo purchase .1 SMOO aeres of lanj, hein|{ lhat
Sleaaot paired ol land known as l.ot 10O6S lit Wm
inulltanitv:! Division of Yale llistriet.
17th August, 1908.
Similkameen Land District.
'T'AKE NOTICE that John M. Yoi'xii. oi Kere-
■ meos, B.C., occupation -.unher. inteiul- lo ,q>-
ply for permission to purchase lhe following lie-
scrihed laml: Commencing at a post planted about
Wi feet south of the south-west corner nf II. Innis's
ranch, tlienee north 20 chains, ihence wesi 20 chains,
thence south 20 chains, thence east to point ot com-
mencement, and containing K) acres, more or loss,
lhe l.uul applied for is known as the graveyard Hat.
and adjoins Lot No. 2H21 un the west.
John M. Yoino.
July It, l°08. 25
Okanagan College,
Summerland, B.C.
The Fall Term will begin on
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 1908.
Col'ege Matriculation, Junior
and Senior.
Commercial Course.
Stenography and Typewriting.
Vocal and Instrumental Music.
For further particulars address  the
EvutBTT VV. Sawyer.
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 jrivc us a trial.
Armed Guards on Trains.
Toronto, Aug. 31.—Reports of
rowdyism among harvesters have
affected the sale of tickets at the C.
P.R. offices here and  ticket   agents
When In
etop at the
Central Hotel
Tweddle & Reith,
Speeiiil attention lo
l ominerii.il Men,
Bad l.iiiul-si'ekers.
Ile.uli|ii.iilers lor all
kSfS Uoutes.
Livery Stable
in eeaaectloa.
Good table.
Largs, airy and
comfortable rooms.
Free   bus lo ami from
all trains.
Proprietors. Potlatch at Alert Bay.
Vancouver, Aug. 29.—A protracted potlatch in which nearly a
thousand Indians took part has just
ended at Alert Hay. About three
weeks ago the fishing season at
Rivers Inlet closed, and since thai
time the Indian fishermen, with
their families and friends, have held
high revel, and many presents have
been exchanged. As on similar occasions, bright-colored blankets
were much in evidence, and at intervals during the merry-making
dozens of pairs were given away
from a great heap by the roadside.
The generosity and honor of one
old chief who broke in bits a copper valued at about $4,(XX) and divided it among the crowd, was surpassed by one other, who gave to
his admirers not less than $11,000
in cash.
Last Sunday afternoon an At
Home at which there was certainly
a crush, was ^iven by the wife of
one tif the chiefs. Hundreds of
cooking utensils and pieces of china
were piled outside the hostess' door
and a reversal of the usual kitchen
shower took place, when each
guest, after being sumptuously entertained, carried away a memento
of her call.
Mut on Wednesday the shouting
and tumult ceased Canoes were
filled   with   pri children   and
dogs,   and   lhe   g, <<tlatch    at
Aletl Mav now lives ,.. in the
hearts ol the Indians and lhe cameras of visiting tourists.
Mining in Saskatchewan.
Edmonton, Alta., Aug. 27. Provided lhat the new gold concentrat-
or, invented by a Montreal inventor, proves successful, next year will
see the establishment of large   gold
washing outfits on the Saskatchewan and lhe Peace rivers.
Messrs. Haram it Thrope, mineral experts, who represent the new
invent ion, are in the city securing
samples of sand which they are
shipping lo Montreal tO be tested in
the new concentrator. The proposition is an extensive one and contemplates mining gold fiom the river at Edmonton and at Peace river
Landing on the Peace river on a
large scale. Montreal capital will
be largely interested iu the cnler-
The new process separates lhe
fold from the Mad by a dry process
in place of the old wet process and
is guaranteed ta save from eighty
to ninety per cent, of the gold from
the sand. As a result of prospecting on the river here, Messrs.
Thrope & Haram yesterday secured
several samples of sand which to
the naked eye bore evidence of gold.
These samples are being shipped to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier states that it
is his Intention to visit Hritish Columbia Ihis tall if nothing unforeseen
prevents it.
Local and General.
A small debts court would be a
convenience in Keremeos.
The provincial fire rangers, now
that they are enjoying a respite
from their arduous duties in fighting torest fires, have been busy collecting evidence and prosecuting offenders against the Bush Fire act.
Heavy fines have already been imposed in a number of cases.
The rush for homesteads, which
occurred at Yorkton last summer,
on the throwing open of the Pouk-
hohor lands, was duplicated at Edmonton on Tuesday, Sept. 1st, when
the new homestead regulations
came into effect. Over 100 men
stood at the door ofthe registry
office all night long in an effort to
be among the first to record.
Vancouver baa a "Hack hand"
scare, although the police are convinced that no Italians had anything to do with it. The man under arrest gives the name of Jerry
Cullcn. He is a ferocious looking
one-eyed individual and speaks with
a "Liverpool dock" accent. On
Tuesday A. G. Main, grocer, corner
N'iipier street and Park drive, received a letter, the signature to
which was a rudely drawn hand, in
which he was told that unless he
left $200 in $10 bills at the corner
of his ham on the following night
he and his family would be blown
off lhe face of the earth. The letter said that there were eight men
idler him and that they would stand
for no fooling. Mr. Main reported
the matter to the police and a
watchman waa set aad the mau Cullcn wiis arrested while poking
around at the corner of the barn
where the money was lo have heen
left. At the police court he was
remanded for further  Investigation.
The year 1910 will be a notable
one for \ew Westminster and for
the entire province of Mritish Columbia, for in that year a   gorgeous
pageant is to celebrate a number of
great events in the history of the
province. For this reason the full
celebration of the Simon Fraser
contennial has been postponed and
only a historical exhibit has been
arranged for the provincial exhibition. In 1 *>10 Ihe events of one
hundred years and more ago will be
re-enacted, if present plans go not
BStray, on lhe banks of lhe Fraser
river, when voyagenrs, repiesenla-
liv coi.Simon Fraser and hand of
adventurers, will descend Ihe river
lo the mouth as of old. The discovery of Vancouver island aad the
arrival of the C.P.R. at the coast,
with other notable events of provincial history will be included in the
pageant, the carrying out of which
will be largely in the hands of the
provincial government. No details
have been arranged, but the broad
outline of the celebration has been
informally decided upon, and it is
expected that the pageant will follow lines similar to the recent Quebec celebration.
For commercial printing of every in any office in the interior. All the
kind the Tkimpet has an equipment I type and machinery is practically
of type, inks and paper not excelled   new.     Try us with your next order.
Builders and Contractors
Lime, Cement, Cement Blocks and Brick for sale.
Plastering   Masonry   Painting   Paper-Hanging
Kstimates given for all and every kind of Cement Work
and Building generally.
Write us for prices. Distance no objeet.
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 get prices.
Keremeos Commercial Co
MflBa__iBB___i_____M | The Keremeos Trumpet
Putilisli.il e\ i-ry Friiljiv al thi' afAtti
Ki'rrtllrOH, ll.C.
Sutvu-riptiim $2.(X) a vi-ar,  $1.00 lor .in  months.
ill   .'llUillU'C.
AJviTtisinif Kali's. la'Kul notices, t.V per line
first insertion, HV pi'r lim- each suhsi'i|iifnt insi-rliim.
Land notiees CVitiliiati'- of inipiovenient.ele.. $8.(111
lor ftlWiiy notiees. $5.0(1 for .KUlai notices. Contract
display advertisinif. Mb per inch per week. Transient advertisements, sin h its Lost. Pound, Wanleil,
etc.. not exceeding oaa inell, $1.00 first insertion, or
tlinv insertions for $J.00. Liviil n-.iiline. totttto,
_'.V. per line.
J. A. BROWN, Publisher.
Dry Farming.
A great deal of attention is being
attracted at this time to a system of
agriculture known as "dry farming," which is being successfully
used in the semi-arid districts of
Colorado and other western states
in place of extensive schemes of
irrigation. By "semi-arid" is meant
a territory in which the annual rainfall is less than twenty and more
than eight inches. By dry farming
many thousands oi acres which, on
account of their location, could
never be reached by irrigation
ditches, .ire reclaimed. Some of
this acreage has long been styled
"grazing hinds," and considered
useless for anything else.
" Dry farming," briefly stated,
consists in so preparing the soil in
semi-arid regions lhat it   will   catch
what little annual rainfall there is,
and store it within reach of the
roots of the plants to be grown.
This, as might be supposed, requires
a firm, solid foundation beneath the
soil. The soil above is kept firm
and loose and acts as a mulch,
keeping the moisture from escaping
into the atmosphere, much as a
brick or plank keeps the ground
directly under   it   moist   even   in a
beating sun. With such preparation
ofthe soil, grazing hinds will often
yield as high as 40 to 50 bushels of
wheat to the acre, or more than the
yield of the eastern states, where
the natural rainfall is adequate.
The hist two years have witnessed
the greatest progress in the new
plan of reclamation.    Not only is
"dry farming" being extensively
employed in Colorado, Kansas and
Nebraska, where it was first introduced, but in eastern Washington,
Oregon, Wyoming, Idaho and I'tah,
where   heretofore   great    tracts   of
prairie land could in many Instances
be   bought   as   low   as    fifty   cents
.in acre.
The lirsi experiments in Ihis line
date hack more than a decade. The
founder ofthe method is IVoi. II. W.
Campbell, of Nebraska, under whose
personal direction to-day are some
large model farms in the west, illustrating Ihe marvelous accomplishments of "dry farming." five years
iigo the department of agriculture
began to lend its assistance in the
matter, carrying on Investigations
as to the localities in which "dry
farming" will bring the best results.
The department is also searching in
many parts of the world for kinds
of alfalfa and wheat and other plants
which will yield the largest returns
with a rainfall of less than 20 inches.
As to land, it may be  stated that
high plateaus or rolling hills afford
a better supply of rain to be stored
by "dry farming" methods than do
the valleys, and they are therefore
usually chosen first.
The first operation in the preparation of the soil is plowing. This
must be deep A disk or mold-
board plow may be used, depending
on the character of the ground.
One object of the deep plowing is
to provide an adequate reservoir for
the storage of the rainfall. Gang
plows with twelve to sixteen plowshares in each are a common sight.
These plows are drawn by traction
engines. Steam plowing helps out
wonderfully in this work. In some
of the western states it would be
out of the question to secure sufficient men and teams to accomplish
the plowing of the hundreds of
thousands of acres annually being
reclaimed hy "dry farming." Steam
plowing costs less than half as
much as plowing with teams. It is
not unusual for vme plowing outfit
to turn 3000 acres of sod into cultivated land in one season. Two men
are needed to operate the engine,
besides a teamster and team for
hauling fuel.
A sub-surface packer follows the
plow, drawn by the same traction
engine as the plow. This packer is
similar in shape to a disk plow,
except that it has ten wheels. These
wedge shaped wheels or disks are
18 inches in diameter, and are arranged \ ertically on a shaft six
inches apart. The object of the
sub-surface packer is to firm the
soil. A smooth roller if used for
this purpose would have the effect
of packing the surface soil rather
than that of the sub-surface. The
wheels of the packer, however, are
so arranged that they firm the soil
in the lower portions of the furrow,
restoring capillarity where plowing
has arrested it. A smoothing harrow next follows, leaving a pulverised layer on top, which prevents
the moisture from below from
reaching the surface and evaporating.
'lhe constant care and working
of the soil on which the crops are
to be raised is said to be equally
Important with the rainfall itself.
The pulverized ground must not be
allowed to pack or break in any
event. To prevent this, the harrow-
is run over it after each rain. The
working ol the soil begins several
monlhs before seeding, and must be
continued after seeding.
A great man)  people cultivating
their   land   under   the   new   system
aim to raise bul one crop from the
same ground in two years. They
divide this land into two equal
parts, and use one part for crops
one year and the other the next.
This iulniits of   what   is   known   as
"summer culture" oa the pari not
in use, and the storing of a season's
rain in the soil reservoir. Again, it
m.iv he feasible lo allow the land to
produce crops for two years, and
alternate one vear of "summer cul
ture." Where crops are planted
every year, plowing must quickly
follow the operation of harvesting,
the aim being to save all possible
moisture in the ground and simultaneously prepare the soil for the
next rains.
It is confidently expected that the
time will come when land on which
but a ten-inch rainfall is now recorded will be made to blossom as
the rose. This will be accomplished
by further advances in scientific
discovery. At present, districts
hiiving les:. than 14 inches rainfall
are not regarded as profitable. An
educational movement   for   the sci
entific study of  "dry   farming" has
already  been   talked of.     Not   all
j attempts at "dry farming" are a
success, nor will be until the mass
of the people   using   it   understand
1 the principles an which   it   must be
' carried out.    The rainfall   varies in
different years, and this  emergency
must be met in a scientific way.
As a result of recent experiments
I the ranchmen in Wyoming are buying thousands of dollars   worth   of
| farming machinery and are breaking
up large acreages and sowing alfalfa
and other grasses and grains, and
ranches are being sold for colonization purposes.    Scientific American.
Mr. and Mrs. O. G. KEELER.
(Opposite the Kereinees  I.anil Company's Office.)
eremeos 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.
1 be price is low for the value.
A full line of "WoeilX" 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, tbe 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.
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.
Prices of
7th & 8th Ave.:
$250.00 each
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
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 pep cent
Keremeos Land Co., Ltd.
J. J. ARMSTRONG, Manager.
KEREMEOS. B.C. Government Will Build School.
Whatever "pickings" there may
be in connection vvilh the erection
of the new school house here are to
be divvied up instead of handed to
one party. The second call for tenders proved no more satisfactory
than the first and the government
has decided to wail no loqger but
to undertake the work itself and begin at once. Local contractors
claim that their figures were moderate, considering the cost oi mater*
ial, and price of wages, bill the
government based their ideas ol the
cost on the contract price of similar schools recently erected al other
points in the province; one, on or
near   the   main   line of the C.P.R.,
having cost $1600 less than the lowest tender received for the Keremeos school house.
It is understood that work will
commence at an early date and will
he completed before Christmas,
The Brooklyn and Rawhide mines
of the Dominion  Copper Company
have resumed operations alter .1
close-down of nearly a month, caused by the coke shortage resulting
from the fernie fire.
We have heard il urged that a
Constable should be appointed for
Keremeos; that when occasion arises it is too far to have to send to
the upper town for one. Momlitv
evening's fracas justifies the claim.
Another case ot typhoid fevei has
developed in town, Mrs. Keeler being seriously ill. We have urged
precaution time and again, bui apparently Keremeos, like nearly every
other town, must have its own expel ience.
A box ot Early Crawford peaches
grown On tWO year old trees on Mr.
|.  R. Shaw's   lot   Wiis   left   on   our
desk yesterday. For richness of
coloring, they surpass any we have
ever seen and are large   and of   cs-
celleut flavor. The Early Crawford
is justly ii favorite with peach growers.
Considerable annoyance has been
caused lately owing to the lacl thai
the 11. N. Bgenl here has not been
supplied with cords and se.ils for
shipping in bond and as a result,
shipments of perishable fruit have
not been able to go forward. Thai
this   should   occur   is  Inexcusable
negligence on the part of   someone.
for the lirsi three nights of tins
week a night patrol ol special constables was put nn the roads ol this
part ofthe valley, on account ofthe
murderers   of  Thonict   at    Midu.iv
being at large. On word being received thai the bandits had crossed
the boundarv and one of lhem been
captured, the patrol was withdrawn.
The special constables were Charlie
Richter,  Babe Krufei  and James
In B letter,   Trade   Commissioner
I.iukc, in Australia, adviaesCanadians not to conic tO   the   Antipodes
Headquarters in the Lower Similkameen
for Commercial Travelers and
Mining Men.
Keremeos, B.C.
unless they have sufficient means to
keep them for a considerable time
after arrival He says he has frequent   applications   for   assistance
for passage, and in some cases tor
money in order to purchase food for
Canadians who report that they
have been unable to get work, and
iire reduced to the Utmost distress.
A Fine Reserve.
Act oss the Belly river is the southern portion ofthe Wood Indian Reserve, which in all, comprises 400,-
000 acres for the unrestrained enjoyment of about 1,000 Indians.
From Standoff to Cardston, a distance of 20 miles, the trail lies over
one ot the grandest stretches of upland prairie that ever nourished a
wild rose. Never a plow has dipped in the soil and yet it has potentialities as great as any that can be
found within lhe prairie limits. It
is the nature of the while man to
Want what is withheld Irom him
and many a "paleface" has envied
wli.il bv treaty has passed lo lhe Indians, "as long iis grtvtt grew oi
vvatei runs."     It may be left to   the
Indians to transform this area  Into
Waving   wheat   fields   as   has   been
done bv them in the northern section ol the reserve or il may pass to
the white man to work his magic
upon it. Making all due allowance
for future uncertainties this kind
win some day surely reveal its
wonderful fertility,    Edmonton Bul-
i.u  io  IIIK
Boosters Barber Shop
and Bath Room
A. J. SAUNDERS,   Prop'r.
if Your
Is For Sale
List it ;tt this office.
By a liberal advertising
campaign we arc establishing a connection with
easterners who are cither
looking for a home or arc
seeking profitable investment in the truit valleys
of B. C.
We do a purely commission business, and will be
pleased tO handle your
property on that basis.
To Buyers.
We have a large number
of ranches varying from
160 acres to 1000, which
can be purchased ;tt reasonable prices and offer
exceptional opportunities
for profitable investment.
For persons of moderate
means we have smaller
propositions to offer.
Write for our descriptive
J. Bruno,
A 1'iiH Line et
Soft Drinks,
Tobacco and Cigars.
Bread, Cakes, Pastry,
Pool Room in Connection.
Ice Cream Saturday Evenings.
Thomaa ft Barcelo'* old stand,
Horse-shoeing a Specialty
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 Lumber and all kinds of Building Material wo
have the advantage of getting our supplies direct from the mills, and
can therefore retail at most favorable prices.
Kstimates of cost cheerfully furnished to intending builders.
Contracts for all kinds of buildings in town and country promptly
Contractor and Builder,
Mrs. Rippin and her mother left
here last month and are now enjoying life in Paris. Mrs. Rippin will
spend a year in France and then return to Park Ranch.
The fruit trees at Park Ranch are
giving a good return this year.
Mr. Rippin put some fine cling
stone peaches on the market this
month and in a few days he will
show us what his free stone peaches
are like.
Wm. Dalrymple's pear and apple
trees are convincing evidence that
this is a No. 1 district for fruit.
Haldy put on a white cap last
week but later it disappeared. Cho-
paca refuses to take ofT his white
cap for even King Sol.
This is a quiet season for the
Oroville-Penticton stage.
Mr. Mclntyre and Miss Hazel
McKenzie, of Cliff Ranch, were in
town on Saturday.
Pauline Campbell, after spending
a few days at Okanagan Falls with
friends, returned home on Saturday.
D. Carmichael and Wm. Mine on
Thursday went to the King Fdward
mineral claim on Susap creek and
returned by way of Keremeos on
Camping out with friends at Horn
Lake was enjoyed for a week by
Mrs. Brown and her daughter.
Mr. Turner will give his signature and a smile for your taxes. At
this date the smile is the only discount.
Crops on the bench lands, without irrigation, are not a success
this year.
The Fairview public school reopened on the first day of the term.
The attendance is fairly good.
Teacher Auld's record was satisfactory to the trustees and ratepayers,
and he is now booked for another
Miss I'aterson, on her return
from Okanagan Falls, suffered a
relapse. She is very weak but a
change for the better has taken
place in the last few days.
It is reported lhat a telephone is
to be put in at Swan Lake. This
accommodation should be appreciated by the settlers at the Cliff and
their friends.
Dan riraithwait went to Keremeos with the Rev. Mr Cameron on
The frequent light showers of
rain and a miniature hail storm of
hist week were followed on Saturday night and Sunday morning hy
the rain storm of the season, and
now the ground is in good order
for the plow. Oh when will that irrigation flume be built to give us a
fair distribution of the water 't In
the fall of snow and rain here in the
year is sufficient water to give orchards on all the bench lands in the
valley from fairview to the International Houndaiy Line a plentiful
L. \V. Shatford with his wife and
child, and Vac. C. and Wm. B.
Haynes were in town last week.
This season, for the first time in
12 years, Reid creek was dry at
The Golden Gate continues to
furnish a table that will compare
favorably with that of any other
hotel in the Okanagan.
The toot toot of the gasoline
launch on Lake Osoyoos can be
heard here. With the rattlesnakes
banished, Osoyoos would make a
delightful summer resort. Civilization will no doubt soon dispose of
them, but unless guarded against
other snakes equally pernicious and
deadly will come. Let us have the
pleasure resort without snakes.
John's voice was heard in town
on Saturday. He loves an argument on politics or any other subject and the boys are more than
willing to keep it going.
Mr. Stone of the Stemwinder is
feeling the painful effects of rheumatism.
Miss Alice Maldon was the guest
of Mrs. R. Klmhirst, Keremeos, for
a few days last week.
Hugh Graham is pulling down
the Brown Bear boarding house
east of the Stemwinder, and will
use the material on his ranch.
Baldy's cousin, Jack Frost, came
close to Fairview on Sunday night,
but failed to leave his mark.
Pete Gordon, with J. McKinley,
will survey for a road from Myer's
flat to Green Lake, and $1600 will
make it possible this fall. Later
the road will be extended to Okanagan falls.
Divine service will he held in the
church here on Sunday, Sept. 6th,
at II a. m., by Rev. Mr.  Cameron.
Drying Cherries.
Milton, Ore., Au". 25.—Drying
cherries instead of canning them is
an experiment being made extensix -
ely this season on account of the
dull market and the heavy loss to
growers because nothing could be
done with the fruit in season. On
many of the trees the fruit still
clings, while in some orchards the
late varieties are just at their best.
Growers sold all the cherries they
could and then offered the local cannery more than could be tinned during the season. With cherries
still going to waste growers tried
the experiment of drying the fruit,
and it WWW found feasible. Alter
Ihe cherries are seeded and spread
out in a hot sun the process is simple
and quick, and sonic varieties have
a flavor quite like raisins when the
curing process is complete.
Complaint is made lhat there is
no! a large dryer in this section to
which the fruit could have heen
taken and dried in large quantities.
Thousands of dollars could have
thus been saved to the orchardists
of this section.
The Slate of Washington paid
about $55,000 in the last financial
year for the scalps of wild animals.
For coyotes $1 is paid, for wildcats
$2.50, for cougars $5.
Box social to-night.
On Sunday, Sept. 6th, the Rev.
Mr. Cameron will hold service at
Fairview at 11 a. m., and Keremeos at 7.30 p. m.
Players having uniforms, or any
part of the equipment of the Keremeos Baseball Club, are requested
to leave the same with H. B. Armstrong.
W. D. Jones, the man whose
spinal column was fractured some
two months ago at the Granby
smelter by B piece of the blower
pipe falling on him and who was
paralyzed in the lower limbs, died
at the hospital in Grand forks.
The Princeton Star says : Engineer Kennedy and staff went up
the line of the V. V. & F. to a point
where it intersects the east boundary of the railway belt and will
there tie in with it. He has also
laid out a track on which to turn j
locomotives and cars when the rails
reach Princeton.
The Meteorological Office, Toronto, has just issued a record ofthe
highest temperature registered in
different parts of the Dominion during July. Evidently the hottest
spot in Canada was Spence's Bridge,
where the thermometer registered
no less than 108 degrees in the
The church opening services will \
be on the first, second and third \
Sundays of October. The Rev. G.
A. Wilson, Superintendent of Presbyterian missions, is asked to take
the services on Oct. 4th, Rev. Mr.
Hibbert on the I Ith, and the Rev.
Mr. Cleland on the 18th. The offerings on these Sundays, loss expenses, will be for the church building and furnishing fund.
In a district noar Summerland,
now known as Siwash flat, tho residents are petitioning for a post
office, but they are not enamored
of the name Siwash flat, neither
are they agreed on a substitute. It
is still undecided whether lhe hapless hamlet is io be afflicted with
Ihe name Giant's Head, or is to
be laden with lhe task of iinnioil.il-
izing the oldosl settler, a Mr.
P. II. Burnham, district freight
and passenger agent oflhelire.it
Northern, Grand forks, was in
lOWS on Tuesday. Speaking ol lhe
agitation for a through train service, Mr. Burnham said that the
company was willing at all limes to
meet the wishes of the people when
it could be done, and probably
would in this case unless there was
a prospect of the line being extended in the noar future and another
change rendered necessaty. He
doubted if the people of the Similkameen would find a nighl service as
satisfactory as the present free and
easy one.
Eocene oil in bulk or case at lhe
Keremeos Hardware Store.
Methodists Bolt From Taft.
Lincoln, Neb , Aug. 29.—Muttcr-
ings of a Taft bolt by the Methodists of Nebraska and other middle
west states have been disturbing the
Republican leaders for the past several weeks.
Recent developments show that
the situation has progressed to the
stage of an organized movement.
Methodist preachers at the annual
Kpworth league assembly in Lincoln, this week, went wild over
Scores of lay members also have
caught the Bryan fever, and are
making no secret of their opposition, buttonholing everybody they
meet, urging them to vote against
the Republican nominee, urging
that no man could make a good
president who openly does not believe in the Divinity of Christ.
Eastern Townships Bank.
HSAO Office,
Capital and Reserve,
Sherurooke, Quebec.
Savings Bank Department.
Deposits of $1.00 and upwards received,  subject to no delay in withdrawal of all or any portion.
Keremeoa Branch. R. H. CARMICHAEL, Acting; Manager.
One new-calved gentle milk cow, cheap | K_T \J_f _**   I     1      _*m   Amf
for cash. R. C. Armstronu, W I-i   * "   Ki^fc-ii ■»
24 Lower Siinilk.inieen.
For Sale.
Mendelssohn piano, in KOOd order; price
$200.     Enquire lit this office.
Jap Pirates Arrested.
Seattle, \ug. 23.—International
complications of a serious nature,
with Japan and the United States of
America as the chief participants,
are likely to follow the determination of the federal government to
vigorously prosecute nearly 200
Japanese seal poachers, now in the
temporary prisons at Valdez and
may have an important bearing
on the relations between this country and Japan.
Piracy is described by the authorities as robbery on tho high seas,
the crime of depredations or wilful
and aggressive destruction of life or
property committed on the seas by
persons having no commission or
authority from any established
Piracy under the definition laid
down by legal authorities, includes
something more than the idea of
general hostility to law. Seal
poaching in northern waters has in
some cases boon punished hy death.
The seriousness of the situation
is admitted by the federal authorities of Alaska. Eighty-five Japanese
were arrested and brought to Valdez on the first attack of the revenue cutters, but word has been received in Seattle by cable that 115
more Japanese have been detained
Off the Pribiloff islands and will be
shortly brought to Valdez for   trial.
A private dispatch received in
Seattle states thai lhe Japanese now
in CUSlOdt in Valdez are housed in
a chiiii h and thai when other ar-
tcsis are made, the colony of Asiatic seal poachers gathered in the
meshes spread h\ the federal authorities ofthe north will he so l.irge
that the facilities of the little town
on the west coast of Alaska will be
taxed to the limit to care for and
guard the prisoners.
The cost to the federal government for the trial and keep and
transportation of the poachers is estimated at upwards of $50,000.
All  kinds of Sheet  Metal  Work  in
Tin, Copper, Sheet Iron, etc.
And Watchmaker.
Complete stock including
Optical  Goods.
n Mrt mo   Penticton.
Registrar of Mai ri.ijre Licenses.
Plumbing.   Pipe fitting and cutting. ! GENERAL    BLACKSMITH.
Pumps repaired.
Estimates furnished  on application.
Leave orders at
Keremeos Hardware Store.
H. B. Meausette,
Keremeoa, B.C.
Carrlu.k BuiLDDfO,   Rki'air-
im; AND Paintinu
Opposite the Central Hotel.
Model Livery, Feed and Sale Stables.
Remember  the   boi social in the
town hall to-night.
Hay and Grain Store in connection. Seed Wheat and Harley for sale.
J. F. ROYER, Proprietor.
Workmanship ami fit guaranteed.
New samples just arrived.
See us before placing your order for a Spring Suit.


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