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 AH the News  of the  Creston  District  -^  V"  1  7  Sent to any  Address for  vt-rsxr^f-'f-i     ��������� ***  $2.00 a Year  No. 32.   Vol. I.  CRESTON, B.Q., THURSDAY,  MAR. 25, 1909  Single Copies 5c  ^SZg522SggB35J2S������B-^^  WE ARE-  * for ;  ies  **/-������* -t  a*  A  S^h 41A&&&J  JL JB.  orrV Bancu)eli  Peerless   <w* ������  if.  Wire Fencing  COMPLETE STOCK.  xn  Dramatic     Club's    First  Performance  It has been definitely decided to present the first effort of the Creston  Dramatic Club on- Easter Monday.  This will be given in the Opera House  and it goes without saying that a bumper house will result. The play is a  three act comedy, entitled "Arabian  ETights," and it will take two hours and  a half to get through with it. The proceeds of the first performance will be  devoted to defraying the present and  future expenses of the club, and ail  later performances will be in aid of  some worthy local object. The cast,  which has been somewhat amended, is  Arthur Humtnlngtop (very much married)  _. J. J..Atherton  Ralph, Ormerod (Hummlngtop's friend)  A. T. Pemberton  J.oshua Gillibrand (Sirs. Qtlllbrand'b Son)  ��������� L        _ R. O'B. FltzGerald  Dobaon (Hummingtop's Man-Servant)    -   ���������    ��������� W.J.Atherton  Mrs. Huinmingtop (Hummingtop's Wife)  Mrs. Daibyshire  Mrs. Gilllbrand (Mrs. Huramingtop's  Mother) ...Mrs. McPeak  Rosa Columbler (an acrobatic artist)   ' Mrs. R. Fitzgerald  Daisy Kaltland (Hummingtop's ward)  _    . Miss M. Mi  Baraara (numuiingtop's servant) '   Miss E. Leamy  Eastertide.  The Rev. Prof. Kilpatrick, D.D., of  Knox College, Toronto, is expected in  Creston, in connection with the Evangelical campaigh to be held throughout  the Kooteuays.  His: arrival here is announced for  Wednesday, April 7th, and he will  hold services in the Mercantile Hall, for  the awakening^'sud strengthening of  Spiritual Life.  Special arrangements are being made  to make these services of interest and  benefit to all. Everyone is asked to  keep these dates open, and to join^in  welcoming Rev. Prof. Kilpatrick, D.L.  to Creston, when he comes.  .-  N.E.READ.  A Unique Ceremony  loore  We Lead���������Others Follow  * At a meeting of the direotqrs of the  Kootenay Fruitgrowers' association held  on Friday, plans for the disposal of the  season's crop were further considered  nnd decided upon. An offer made by  the Kootenay Jam faotory, Ltd., which  was considerably in advance of the price  paid for berries last year, was also  Drought forward and discussod. The  plans as, formula by thodireotors will  bo brought "before a general publio meet-  tag of the af sooiation to be held on Friday noxij, Maroh 28.  Church of England  "Services in tho Mercantile Hall,  fifth Sunday in Lent, March 38th.  Matins, Litany and Sermon, 11 a.m.  Sunday School, 3 p.m. \Evensong and  Sermon, 7.30 p.m. The Rev. Archdeacon Beer will be the Preacher at th������  morning service. Evensong at Alice  Siding s jhoolhouse at 8 p.m.       ���������>  Divine Service will bo held at the  schoolhouse, Sirdar j every Wednesday,  at 8 p.m. Phimp O. Hiymai*;,  Vicar.  NOTICE.���������.The Ladies Auxiliary of  the Presbyterian Church will serve afternoon tea and ice-cream in tho Munro  block, Saturday afternoon, March 27th  A few cakes, pies, etc, for sale in bulk  (Mrs.) J. Mallakdaine, Seo.-Treas.  The Athlotic Giub members held re  general meeting on Tuesday evening  last. The by-laws as submitted by the  committee were adopted. The question,  arose as to the advisability of renting  the building recently erected by Mr. F.  Baost, and it was thought that the offer  of Mr. Baust was too high, Tne Athletic club is particularly desirous of  either owning or renting a building  wherein on up-to-date gymnasium will  in tho near future bo established.  r  reston Jbumher  (Manufacturing Co. Ltd.  Complete    Stock     of  ROUGH and  DRESSED LUMBER  ���������inniiniMiwiMii.il m>iiim>ii������iimn������ ������ii  MWptflMMI'jM  WOW)! Ill  l  'Prompt Attention Satisfaction Guaranteed  Let us Figure with you on that Building  <P,0< BOX 24  il^^^B^^n^HtflMMl4ttlUfciMMfli I  CRESTON, BX.  On Sunday at the Holy Cross Church,  there was conducted a most unique ceremony, at least, for Creston.- It was the  baptizing of the new church bell for the  Catholic church, which was hung the  following day. The bell was manufactured by Meneely & Co. of Troy; N.Y..  and is a gift of the parishioners and  friends of the surrounding towns. It'  weighs 250 lbs; and is in the key of G.  The bell was blessed on its trunnions  in a presence of a fairly good sized con-  gregration. Rev.; J. Wagner, O.M.I.,  gave an interesting discourse on tho origin of church bells, and spoke at length  on its usefulness and power. Then with  an acolyte and a thurifier bearer at each  side of him he began the ceremony.  The sponsors for the bell were Mesdames  C. O. Rodgers and R. Riel and Messrs.  F. Bast and J. J. Gradjr. The bell was  named "Anna Rasa," in honor of the  two lady sponsors. After a hymn had  been sung and the priest had intoned a  psalm, the ceremony was at an end.  A collection was then taken up to pay  off the indebtedness of the church building, and when the plate was counted up  there waB $69.85. Tnis, together with  the substantial sum netted at the St.  Patrick's concert will about dear off all  tho indebtedness on the churoh. Creston  has a beautiful Catholic church, and the  members of that community are very  proud of it. It was built only last Bpring  and now it is lavishly embellished in the  interior.   ���������  /        . . ���������   ..-...���������.,,. .,.  Rov. Fr. Wagner wishes to thank all  those who helped to mako tho St. Patrick's Concert so pronouncod a success,  and he wishes to particularly thank  thoflo members of other denominations  who worked so hard.  Young George Riel is lying very ill at  the home of his mother. Wo all wish  tho nipper a epoocly reoovory.  Geo. Munro has taken advantage of  the quiet spell to indulge in a vacation.  Ho loft for Holoyou Hot Springs, in  company with Teddy Haskins, bio pri-  vato secretary, on Tuesday.  W. F/ToetJ!6ll, Nelson, is a visitor'to  town.  *<*������*<���������������������������������������������������������������������*>������������������������������������***������>���������*������������������������������������$  iOrep Hum Co, f  Jk,    MIM l.lllllMWhatfi.,11 WI.IHWWI IMlllW������l,limH.���������������.WW iniflf H,..i���������l^^���������..    <   ,  Our Ono-yoarold Trees, budded on  Threo.ycar aid Roots will livo and  grow   whon   transplanted.    Aro  4 guaranteed truo to label and in good $  ��������� condition when delivered. ���������  Small   Fruits   and    Ornamental  Shrubs a Speciality.  Orders for 11)10 will ho promptly  attended to by���������  , K, BROWN !!--"'���������  Indians are Bucking  Th6 question now confronting Mr. A.  who at the Government land  sale in October last purchased about  seven acres of y land at $108 an acre, is  whether the improvements upon the  land he purchased are or are not his  property. It appears that the land  under notice was held prior to the government land sale by several Indians,  and they built a barn-and fenced a por-  tion^bf the land; but they were apprised  of the fact that they had no right to  occupy the land ahddiplomatically they  were given marching orders. The Indians, no doubfc, felt hard hit at that time  ^ and they stood out fOr permission to re  move the building they, had constructed.  Rather than have any bother with them  Mr. Teetzel gave them permission to  remove the barn, but at the, timeg>f the  auction sale nothing was said as to this.  we have a distinct recollection ourselves  of hearing the land under notice described as improved land by the auctioneer, and , naturally the purchaser, according to law, would expect to take  everything then on the land.   .  Mr. Grigg arrived from Rosslcnd a  few days ago to begin to get his land in  shape for the reception of fruit trees,  andaf ter toiling on the ground for several days he was advised by a deputation of redskins that the fence belonged  to them and also that the barn was  their property. It appears that Mr.  Grigg was not apprised of this officially,  nor had he any knowledge of anything  of the kind.        '  He parleyed with them for some time,  but finding. them obdurate, he paid a  visit to town to solicit the aid of Mr. J.  Wilson, the Government agent here.  Mr. Wilson informed him that both Mr.  Teetzel and Jas. Sohofield would be in  town in a few days and that the matter  would be settled for all timer  jffte lot under notice is 51 and imme-  d^&iy'adjoins the Indian reservo.,, Mr.  Grigg is of the opinion that as he is to  be a neighbor of the Indians be would  rather meet them in a friendly spirit  than otherwise, but he has enough gin ���������,  ger in him to find out just how the law  stands oh the matter, and no doubt all  will agree with him.  Fruit-inspector Oompton is now going his rounds to see that the ranchers  are complying with the provincial law.  as regards spraying .their- fruit tress  The cleanliness of every orchard in the  Oreston district should be rigidly enforced without fear or; favor.. It is too  serious a matter for the rising industry  to take any chances.* Now is the time  to spray. Remember, Mr. Fruit Farmer, your trees will bo destroyed if you  disobey the law. That should be a good  reason to got busy; but there is a stronger roasou, and that is, the duty you owe  to the industry and to your neighbor,  Ono dirty orchard will infoot all tho  others!  Accident to Fred Little  All the friends of " Mayor " Little in  town, and those at outside points will  learn with regret of an accident that  befell him on St. Patrick's night. He  had some - business to transact with a  member of the traiu crew of a work  train, and as he jumped off the train in  the dark, his feet struck a tie and he  was hurled to the ground. Picking  himself up, he felt none the worse at  the time for the mishap, and he con  tinned his way and attended the St.  Patrick's concert in the Opera House.  The next morning he was in bad shape  and Dr. Henderson was called in to attend him. He discovered 'that one of  his ribs was fractured. Fred is" now  jesting easily although he has had  troubles of his own for the past few  days.    All will *ioin is fym? ^pi?.*h ^.nf" Th?  will be Johnny-on-the-spst speedily.  A meeting of the Creston branch of  the East Kootenay Farmers' Institute  was held in the Schoolhouse on Saturday evening, and a large number of  members put in an appearance. One of  the principal matters of importance  brought up for discission was the purchasing direct from the wholesalers a  large quantity of "feed." This matter  will again be discussed at a meeting that  has been called for next Saturday evening at the same place.:  Mr. G. R. Northey attended and  offered to provide Ihe feed to the insti-  tutg on a 5% basis over invoice price,  and also made a proposition to the members to handle aii the fruit and produce  of the members of the institute with the  exception of the strawberries, which  have been guaranteed to a Calgary firm.  Mr. G. B. Northey,,"representing the  firm of the,Creston Realty and Timber  Co., ieft on Tuesdays train for Calgary,  where he has gone to transact important business for the firm.  Clem Payette has returned from a  visit to Nelson. He now sports several  new molars. - ...,;  ' There was a flutter of excitement  among the local sporting fraternity on  Friday last, it beinR brought about by a  wager between Ed, Fulljames and G.  Merrill, the mtter essaying to make a  standing jump of 8fb. 4ins. The match  came off on the cinder track, and a large  number of people turned out to witness  it. The distance was measured off and  Merrill failed in three attempts to dear  it. Bob Reid was the referee and the  ���������'Review" held the stakes.  Don't overlook tho fact that tho Ores-  t������b Mercantile Co, have just received  from . the manufacturers a full lino of  the latest patterns of Linoleums. These  aro from Scotland, and we invite inspection. Tho price is COo, pet square  yard.  The overflow school will bo oponod on  April 1st, A room in tho Mercantile  Hail has been eugaged by the school-  trusteess.  Sheep Creek Mines  Apropos^pf the great interest that ia  now being'displayed in the Sheep Creek  district, as a result of the recent gold  strikes and encouraging reports from the  other mines, Mr. R. R. Dennis, one of  the four parties who recently bonded,  the Echo grOup, has the following to say  in a letter to the editor. The communication, whilst being distinctly a personal  one. is of such interest on account of the  importance of the new mining field,  we have no compunction in publishing  it. It must be borne in mind that the  direct route to the new ground is not  excelled, and that directly the Government have fixed up the new trail from,  this end, the distance from, here to the  heart of the &'strict will not exceed 25  miles or so.   Mr. Dennes says:  "Referring to our conversation of last  Thursday morning, I might say that in  connection with the bonding of the Echo  group of mining property in Summit  Creek; that Mr. Maher is now in Spokane closing the deal, along with Mr.  Cavanagh, of Nelson, who is acting on  behalf of outside interests. Upon the  return of Mr. Maher we hope to begin  operations right away, and by the 1st of  May we hope to have the trail leading  to the property repaired and in good  shape for the summer's packing. In  view of these negotiations the wagon  road under construction will no doubt  be pushed ahead, and let us hope that  the effect may be similar to that of a  railroad entering a new territory. As  an old-time resident of' this district, I  venture to assert that the day is , not  very far off when Summit will be the  hive of mining and ranching industries;  it should have been years ago had former projects come to, the end intended  for them.  "What we now require is the co-operation and support of local ranchers and  good business men to help in the good  work of developing Summit Creek, either  in a mining capacity or ranching. From  close observation I am satisfied that we :  have, almost at our door as it were, a  tract of country, which, for richness of  soi^ and climatic advantages compares  very favorably with the prairie country  of Alberta and Saskatchewan.  "The above-mentioned property adjoins tnat of Mr. Angus Curry, whose  claims are closely related to the famous  Bayonne property. The fact of the latter mine being so close should relieve -  sceptics of all doabt as to the richness  of the Echo group, upon which we pin  our faith."  Jim McLeod left Tuesday for Calgary,  vvhere he will take up a position in  Sereth's lumber yard. Mr. McLeod  will be greatly missed by many of the  boyB here. For a long timo ho was the  life and soul of the dances held in town,  and for some time acted as master of  ceremonies; It was therefore quite in  order that his many friends should hold  a dance in his honor before he retired  from our midst. This, was hold on Monday night in tho Opera House, Weeohoy  tho wishes of the townspeople when we ,  wish him all the good luok he wishes  himsftlf. ������������������'������������������������ >���������'   ���������  TENDERS FOR CLKARING.  Tenders at a prico per acre (ready for  the plow) for ono or more aores on Lot  120B will bo received by tho undersigned  up to May 1st. Clearing to bo done by  October 15th, 1000. For further information see A. L. Farr, Oreston.  W. H. MoLEANl "  Minnodosa, Man.     \  T& Creston ^Mercantile Co.  Y Have this week opened up a Swell L4ne of  | :MEN������S SrIIRTS  *       FOR TWE SPRING: TRADE  <>  In Negligee and Dress Wear  7Rn  tn  f UbB IU  A Line of Up-to-Datc Shapes in  ���������<���������������������������������������������������������������������<!.*���������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������ i  Men's Felt Hats $2.50 to $3.00  Also Full Line of Men's, Women's & Children's Shoes  Conic In and sco our New Suits, ��������� Pants, Etc. ^**axa*s=z=#ni)lZ!BSXaX!&Xi^^  THE    CE^S^rON   REVIEW  THE CANADIAN BANK  HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO  ESTABLISHED 1867  B. B. "STALKER, President  AZiSXAirPBS LAIRD, General ffiaca^er  Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000  Reserve Fund, -  8,0������ I  Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States sod JEngland  riniFV  &% ������ n* b ������ @  H W B    -SS"   B ia   IS0      e ���������^������y   a %   B^   Sb S*Qk 18"'  ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES:  $5 and under     3 cents  Over $5 and not exceeding $10        6 cents  "   $10       " " $30       10 cents  "   $30       " " $50      15 cents  These Orders are payable at par at every office of a Chartered Bank in Canada  (except in the Yukon) and at the principal banking- points in the United States. They  are negotiable at $4.90 to the ������ sterling in Great Britain arid Ireland.  They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with safety  and at small cost, and may be obtained without delay. 121  -   PERCY B. FOWLER, MANAGER CRESTON BRANCH  Get Your HARNESS REPAIRED at  #.  <4  Carver s  HARNESS SHOP  irness btore  Opp. iVicCreath's Barn  Best Quality.     Cheapest Prices  Again the Liberals have made a clean  sweep in Alberta. The elections were  held Monday last, and with the exception of A tbabaska an'iPeavce River, nil  points" have been heard from, at; which .  places no changes are anticipated. The  Conservatives have gained f one: seat,  that of Calgary, which is now entitled  to two representatives, both Gushing  (Lib. )aud Bounott (Con.) being returned.  Au Englishman in Kaslo is about to  start a new iudustfty, Jrtiat of raising  Angora goats. It has1 been pur eisper-  ience that the majority of thsra have  enough trouble as it is raising the wind.  Creston ^evielfr  . Published every Thursday at Creston,  British Columbia, by the Creston Publishing Co., at their office, Fleet Street,  Creston.  Jno. J. Atherton -  - Editor.  Subscription, $2 00 a year, strictly in  advance.   No pay, no paper.  No stand off for Legal Advertising.  Quack ads. introduced to waste paper  basket; same with unsigned  contributions.  SO-Day Notices, ������5; 60, #7.50; 90, $10  Wild Ross Lodge No. 39  KNIGHTS OF  PYTHIAS  Creston, B. C.  Meets  every  Monday  at   8   p.m.   in  Speers' Hall.  P. C. Corry, O- O.  A. E. French, K. of R. & S.  G. Hendren, M. of F.  Visiting brethren cordially invited.  We are here primarily to make a million  and incidentally to advertise the resources of the town and district. It  is onr aim to see that Creston gets a  square deal in all matters, and we  shall scourge the wicked and canonize  boosters. There are no strings on  the editor and he alone will dictate  our policy and take the medicine.  Everybody with the price can take  this paper, and nothing estra is  charged for reading the ads. Tell us  the gossip and the scandal, we need it  in our business.   Bring in your ads  It seems absurd that in the-growing  town of Creston   there should  be no  mails received or forwarded on Sundays.  It is all very well to pule about the one  day's rest in seven when it is working  a hardship on any person, but in the  case of incoming mail from the east it  is all made up and sacked   before it  reaches Creston, bnt it is carried on Jo  Sirdar, where   it lays until the train  leaves for the  east Monday morning,  arriving here   shortly after the noon  hour.    We do not advocate that the  additional half hour   entailed by the  postmaster here should be without recompense,  but we do claim that the  growing importance   of Creston warrants a clearance and delivery of mail  as much on the   Sabbath   as on any  other day, and with the exception of a  J'"/.  few faddists, the people of Creston, we  are convinced, would like to see that  prodigious enterprise of commerce, the  Post Office, fulfilling that part of its  functions we speak of on a Sunday.  The Socialists of Canada are advertising their Manifesto for the forthcoming  Alberta elections in the "Western Clarion, " published at Vancouver. Here  again they show their impr jcticability.  They might just as well advertise in ths  "London Times." However, nobody  can accuse them of being- anything but  selfish. We noticed also that their campaign literature for the last Dominion  election was printed at the saute oSice.  Evidently they are not keen ou a "live  and let live" platform.  WWW  Some of the Divines who come to the  west from the east should be muzzled.  They journey to the west for experience,  and they generally get it, but they also  are very unlucky, or else nondescripts if  they are not- fussed ox^x and generally  feted.    That is just what gives them  swelled heads.     Brought up in an atmosphere of pink teas, layer cakes and  simpering females, when thsy come to  a land, much less   conventional than  their  own   small world, they observe  that everything is sinful, but they are  wise enough to bite their tongues until  they get back to their own parishes���������  and then what a tale of vice and lust'  they unfold.    We in   the west  know  that the opinions of such crank divines  as the Rev. Dr. Chown are not worth a  hill of beans here, bnt among his own  coterie he does irreparable injury.   He,  either in ignorance of bis subject, or  through a cultivated habit of manvais  honte,  allows his tongue to wag too  freely, to the great detriment of the  great west, and so this end of the continent gets a black eye every time he and  his ilk make the round trip.   We are  not saints here, but we compare all too  favorably with the soothsayers of the  effete east.   Let tho Rev. Dr. Chown  pay a little more attention to the vice  rampant in his own parish at Toronto,  and that should keep him busy for a  long spell.   The west has its own pastors to supply the spiritual end, and if  we are not very much mistaken they  will all agree with us that for downright good will to all men and tho truo  kindred spirit, tho west boa tho east  faded to a farewell.  There is a death trap at the C. P. R.  depot that the Company will undoubtedly remedy when it is brougafc to their  uotice. At the west end of the platform there is a sheer drop of several feet  from which there is no protection, and  unless persons are acquainted with the  spot they are likely to be precipitated  below, one of these dark nights. We'  would recommend that the platform be  carried 150 feet further, and that the  point of danger we refer to be railed in.  We cannot help but notice that when  Pullman passengers arriving from the  West slight at Creston they have to  jump into the mud. This would be  obviated if the Company extended the  platform at the point we mention.  In tho latest issue or tho Cranbrook  Herald, the " Old Man," with commendable, though belated perspicacity, approves of tho matrimonial alliance about  to bo consummated botwoon Hettv  Green's daughter aud a young Canadian  aud throws a few bouquets at the. old  lady for resisting the luro of a phoney  ^���������ptitle with its usual accompaniment of  bod debts and bad habits, in selecting a  son-in-law.  In view of the fact that it has transpired since, that this particular " Young  Canadian" is verging on three score  and fc������n, and that the wedding had long  since been solemnised, we are at a loss  to say whether the "Old Man" has been  doing a Rip Van Winkle stunt or if it  has merely been that a consignment of  ���������'Observations" have been delayed in  transit ���������Fernie Free Press.  #3������  stoti  [ The Leading  " Hotel of the  Fruit    Belt  EAD  The Man With  H MillsfoiBO .  About His Neefe  The millstone Is tack of  special training. It holds  one man down to hard work  nnd small wages while  others, properly trained, go  ahead. But every man and  woman who is laboring  under such a burden can  easily rise to a better position and increased earnings  and can find out bow for  the asking.  To find out how, simply  write the I. C. S., stating  the position you wish to  ffftin. In return, an institution with 17 years of sue  cessful experience in training thousands of others for  advancement will tell you  how it can fit VOU for a  better-payiug position. No  risk to ma, No books to  buy. Isn't such a chanct  for advancement worth this  tttuchtoyout  INTEHHAT10MAL  CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS  Vox >09, ftorantoa, t$,  Or thoir Local HcprisnnUitlvo:  J. W, BENNETT  i'.o, uox m  FERNIE, B.C.  It would surprise many of the old  timers wore they to take a few strolls  around the district and note the great  improvements that have been made during tho winter by tho new settlor*. Take  Lot 812 for instance, there is quite a colony there now, and so numerous are the  new settlers that a store has been opened  there by A. 33. Pochin. Then again on  the Dnck Creek road tho new settlers as  well as the old-timo ranchers havo  cleared a considerable quantity of thoir  holding*, and at Wyndoll considerable  improvements havo been made in this  direction. On tho Port Hill rond too,  thoro is considerable slashing going on,  and all along fbo K.ir. track can bo soon  evidences of tho now settlors' labors.  All aro looking forward to a prosperonfl  future, a fooling tbot is shnrod by tho  townspeople In a mon Mi or so all will  bo busy burning off their land, and it is  up to them to pay particular attention  to tho Ruth Fire Act.  There urn several on our snbacription  lint who took tho papor for six months  only, and as their aubo. havo now expired, wo ask all those who aire in tor oh tod  in ������bo progr������HR r.f thin papor to call at  this office nnd deposit tho wherewithal  to kuop the wheels moving.  ARVERS  Harness and  Saddlery Store  YOU will make no mistake  when you get off the train  if vou sicri the register at  the Creston Hotel. Travellings  men will substantiate this. We  study the comfort of our guests.  The rooms are wen lurmsnea m  a tnanner up-to-date, ' and the Bar  is stocked second to none in the  Province. \. ���������. ..-'  Rooms reserved by Telegraph.  Headquarters for Mining Men,  'Lumbermen, Ranchers, Tourists  and Commercials.  Moran & cMead -��������� ������������������- Props*  *������!&  Oar   Guests  Call  c/lgain  " Everything is the Best."   Only  One quality!  Bring your Repairs  We sell the Pure Natura  :ertilizer.  Get yo������r Sbo^s  Fixed at Carver's  Harness Shop.  Tankage Fertilizer  Ground Bone  Blood and Bone  Blood  !N SACK. LOTS  P. BURNS & Go.  *9������������  ^Yffr*5ifY~*nrer-r*^^ aire xttnfs^Tsirv^innnr*  Urn Had  CREST<  CRESTuN  i  UransCer, %ivet$, feeb anb Sales ������  Stables i      ������������������ '���������   ������������������'������������������     ��������� ��������� --������������������   ������������������ ��������������������������� ������������������  i3  I ~ BAY & GRAI&C DEALERS  fe. WOOD AND COAL SUPPLIED  ������ * AGENTS FOR MCLAUGHLIN'S OARRIA&ES.   3  E IT STICK  PARTICULARLY IF  IT    IS     PLASTER.  Vou can tell me your needs  with confidence because I  can fill the bill,  ������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������ ���������!������������������         ������������������ I���������WW I ��������� ��������� ���������������������������,     '���������    ������������|1 I    |I>^������'������||   tf������<l"w''  Ed.  Fulljames  PLASTERER  jlalf y<tf������������r$RocER for it.  FOB SAJ-E IN ORESTON AT  5. A. SPEERS.  Tinsmith  Tinware  Stoves  Hot Air and Hot  Water Heating a  Specialty.  Stacker Si Co.  Wholesale  Provisions,   Produce*   Fruit  Oonerul CommluHlon Moroliunls  NELSON       -        B.C.  mmtmm  The Hevolnttiko Mail-Hcruld is rtigls-  twing ii kick bw.iuiHft n chink has oiitnlv  linhod a chop suey lion so right in the  heart of tho unuiaoMportions; tho town.  ���������fine XTootb Brushes     - iiiiniiii"niin"i" ���������......���������....  Ibait Brushes anfc XEombs  ��������� AT THE  CRESTON DRUG & BOOK  STORE  THF Pf ACVt TrYf^TRT  Your Furniture; Carpets, Rugs, Lace Curtains  I/inoleums, Rauges, Stoves and Crockery.  Wc Furnish your Home Complete.  8 Standard furniture C  v Complete House Fumishets and Undertakers  O Write for Prim NELSON,  B.C0  *n^tinlllrflkn������ftitli<i*hi,lii<iiliiAn Jten I***..dUKnufc.'<i<^,,^s,4^,,.>*!,,^iIIi#*)>..^������u.,^k ..������,,���������������������������, ..IJ*,.  *.,:*.  .*������n  ... ^.  'ft  M * .JlTnii' - ��������� om.inluiiUm.������i THE CRESTON REVIEW  i-iil .   '       ii >    i  '    auVn  The Creston district has made a name  for itself. A lthough it has not yet entered iiito its own as a great fruit' shipping district, yet that time is approaching with eyor hastening strides. Enough  has been'dohe a|rea$y to; prove the high  qualityjpf its strawberries, peaches i and  apples. AH thrit is now requited is the  quantity; and that will soon be forthcoming.   We have the land,' we helve  ���������.'���������{��������� ���������* . * ������  the climate, we have the.s^rategetic positions for the markets of the claims and  the coal fields; and the settlers' whose  labors will make tho whole valley bloom  with gardens and orchards are coming  everyday."' -\- ���������'. ������������������: '.:���������.'       ���������/..������������������  But let no b'ne'im'agine that fruit growing is-tbe beginning and end' "of Cres-  teh's resources. There is good reason to  believe tha 5 the day is not very far distant wheh, through the ..treasures of its  hills, the, name of Creston will have the  world-wide fame of.'jQhannesburg, Cripple Creek, or Cooigardie. Gold has been  in all ages the great magnet to attract  the adventurous spirit,'of mankind. It  has been fi great obstacle to the progress  Oi tJiio psoyiscs that up- to-ytiiS prsssnt  it has contained no great, free milling  gold mine. In the boom days of '95  there were the most extravagant expect  ations that a new Rand had been discovered in British Columbia,' and the  resulting disappointment has 'done the  country endless harm. Great low-grade  gold and copper mines-^like that of the,  Grannypompany���������might bo developed,,  but'they can* never capture the worlds  imaginaiion like great free-milling gold  property, or attract immigration from  thei ends of the.'oartb.. .-  The reaction from the boom of '95 has  made'thejBrtiisb Columbia prospector's  lot any thing but a happy one. Every  one was from Missouri when it .came to  mining propositions from this province;  but the Sheep Creek country is showing  the doubting Thomases. It is delivering  the goods. Already the coast papers, to  which the interior has as much mterest  as Central Africa, are beginning to sit  up. and., take notice;..- and there is no  doubt th it .before the summer is over,  an army of prosipectora will be engaged  in searching. the hills on Summit and  Sheep Creeks, and the surrounding dis-  triotsj and that .the development of  the year will initiate another boom that  deuce in a clean deck.  Now the point that the Creston people  must not overlook is this���������that, the great  er part of tho rich mineralized Sheep  Creak belt extends over the .divide on  Summit and Corn Creeks,"and is directly  tributary to Creston. One > group of,  claims has;airsady been bonded on Summit Creek. The Bayorinej also on Sum-  raitGreek,vhssi |55vi000 worai of ore  opened up on three sides, and there are  tales told about the Bhut-dpwn of this  property, whiohVXtrne, show great re-  fieryeB^m'a4dition<;^:^^^;.y.,'v\;/ril.'  There is a tradition among the aborigines, that in the early days s. live  prospector came over the Bewdney  trail to Summit Creek, rigged, up an  arastra, and in the fall took oat four  pack horses laden with gold. It is  known as a fact that some prospectors  still living in this district, IOnnd course  gold in the gravel of Summit Creek. In  1901. " Suoppie Louis.'���������!.' found gold  quartz on the mountain betweori/ Corn  and Summit Creeks, which lies jus^  across the valley from Oreston. There  were only a few here at. the. time .to  make a rush���������but rush they did: Similar float was found,, but :no; quartz in;  place, aS ibs face oi the Etyuijiais. v/as  covered to such a depth with wash that  be made this apring, when the .water ie  abundant from the melting enow, to  sluice as much as possible of tho face of  this mountain. In the Autumn of 1901  as Indian with his squft-w were hunting  upon Summit preefe. The Indian died  suddenly and his squaw came down and  reported it. Pour of the tribe then  went np to bring down the body, which  they found in a bowl shaped basin, and  in the hand of the corpse they found s  piece of jmsFvellously rich gold quartz.  But no. white man has ever learned the  sitti&tionpf that basin from that day to  this.::;*Hrr^:-']:: ' '. './'?���������-.-���������':''..  ProBpeotors would act wisely to go in  by way. of, Oreston. Pretty ;rattdh all  the available ground on Sheep Ofsek  has already been, staked, and the opportunities for newcomers lie on this side  of "the divided / x $& '- ���������'.   '?\ ���������   ��������� : i; '  it was a heart breaking task to do strip-  What are we going to do about; clearing up oust sfcrjjeiss?V:.Tffi������ time is opportune.   ��������� .,  I   ";      '.,;'���������:���������'���������"���������;���������>. ������������������������".'.  Winter has gone, and the merry tinScle  of the sleigh beU is a thing of the paifc^  The warm, ann of the t>������sfe **������?-??=������? b?.s  helped considerably to clear the mud  from the'streets.  I  ....    ...        *41.      4      ���������!   A-Sipfey l������������ for a trip io 2T������Isob on  ping except by sluicing.   Attempts will SWdar. V^  The Riverside Nurseries, Grand Forks, B, C=  Are the'l^^iNarseries is:B. ������>V, ssyl!the "Nssrsst to CRESTON.  I ���������   ^ ���������;���������-.��������� ���������'������������������������������������,-'������������������,:���������;...:���������::���������;.��������������������������� .���������������������������������������������ftQ FUMIGATION !  (Our Apple Stock is grafted with Scions cut from Bearing Trees  ������   A.ddrew WAJUTER V, JACKSON, a*611*-  | ORESTON, B.O.  :' ^Pbone 9.; ��������� lane-Mo. -3  JL jr/rw  ^^.<S'*������������&* **������'-xa   ���������inwf'>^L������v%#'  A Home from Home.  Headquarters for mining  men.  First class in everv resneet.  Adjoining C. P. R. Depot.  Campbell & Graf,  PfOpficsufS,  ���������mmi. wtse  LIKE THE OWL  4^1 A  gS-,  as%  Acid Stop at  BDDTI T >  AT JlJL-������ .&*%..&^.JS.  Barber Shop, Munro Bl������ek  I   U-    t  ���������> ���������>  B ������������������    .t.J'   ���������  Clitn&te  The cliniat^ of the Creston district is so  mild in winter that seldom does the mercury-  touch sero, and r in; summer the weather is  very warm which is so beneficial for the cultivation and coloring of fruit. Cool evenings, however, aire a persistent factor for the;  enj oyrhent of repose. The early springs are.  very favorable for gardeuing and budding  fruit tree, .The1 autumns are very long  and the weather is of an ideal Indian, summer, yiolcts^and wild .strawberries bloom  as late as November. /  Soil  The soil is an alluvial clay on a clay subsoil. This does not apply, however, to the  entire valley, as the lower bench lands sre of  a black vegetable mould, while the land: in  the vicinity of Erickson is of a sandy character. Four-fifths of the entire valley is  free from stones and gravel. The land is  practically ,leyel"antl tnostly. covered with  timber. Fine Government roads are pleuti-  ful^one beiiag thir^ri miles in length. Soil  tb:suit any kiiid of'vegetation may be secured in this valley.  iHboteture  ���������Moisture is plentiful, as it rains every  month and is sufficient for bountiful crops of  every description.     '  j^hile there is a splendid local demand  for products, the principal markets for the  Creston district are the big. centres of, the  Crows' Nest |P*ass- and.all cities as far east  as Fort William and Chapleau, sod as far  north asVAtKabasca Landing.    We are ab-  ^ s>\sLCLi.<cxy  toe; ���������..ioScat  .^;xuuuuxxlg   ljojlju&.   iu   iuc  markets, therefore we receive higher prices  by reason of our products reaching the markets in shorter time and better in condition  than can be done by any other district.  atfon  'Creston is well favored in thejmatter of)  transportation.   The C. P. R^ passenger  trains call here twice daily, going east and<  west.   The eastbound passenger arid ex- \  press passes through here  at  12.i   p.m.  therefore allowing berries and fruits  to be  picked in the forenoon and shipped in a re-  ffigeiator car with no, further handling of  , fruit until the markets, are reached.   The  G. N. runs drains into Creston.   The railroads pass through the Creston yalley, 'and  fruit may be loaded at eight points along  the line. ...,...���������'  ���������progress  The famous'Strawberry fields of Creston  have outclassed every district in British  Columbia this year for production, quality  and prices.,, In addition to this we raise hay  aiidall kinds oi vegetables, apples, peaches,  pears, plums, cherries, nectarines and grapes  as well as all the smaller bush fruits, which  grow in abundance  ���������BBS"  WRITE FOR ANY  INFO R M ATT fl N  The progress of the Fruit Growing Industry of the district has been very rapid.  Five years ago there. was 150 fruit trees  shipped to the Creston district, while in the  spring of 1908 about 48,000 were received  at.this point. There were also several hundred thousands of strawberry plants and  , berry bushes shipped in. We have a rural'  telephone system,' which will portly be  conriected with Nelson and, Cranbrook, it  being already connected with Spokane. A  system for waterworks and also for generating electric power \ has been installed at  Goat River Falls. Electricity will also aid  in opening up some of our large mines. We  have a good Graded School with an attendance of 65 pupils, two large general stores,  gent's furnishings, Canadian Bank of Commerce, photograph gallery, 3 restaurants, a  hotels, hardware store, tmshop,, jewelry  store, 2 barber shops, poolroom, a laundries,  blacksmith, furniture store, tailor, building  contractors, harness and saddlery store and  two livery stabks. The professional men  are a doctor and government surveyor.  The {Social advaulagts are, Catholic, Anglican, Presbyterian and Methodist churche*,  several fraternal lodges and three halls.  0  1  en~A  4%  1  ana  Close to <Town  m. Vk'������*  Stores and Office Room to Rent  Ho&te^f������fi!������&������r.  TAKE NOTICE  Lots in Dow Addition after May 1st will be  "t'^y^^^."    ' >to' $150 per Lot, ��������� ���������  mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmimim  <*. THE   CRESTON   REVIEW  v/  PROFESSIONAL  J AS! H. SCHOFIELD  Fire, Life and Accident Insurance  REAL ESTATE, Etc.  TRAIL        -      ��������� -"     -     BC  A. T. PEMBERTON  Bookkeeping, Auditing, Etc.  CRESTON -        -       - B.C  CHAS. MOORE, C.E.  J.O. Land Surveyor and Architect  SIRDAR NOTES  Plans and Speciiicatic  CRESTON -  B.C  T  IX  ANDERSON  British   Columbia   "Land   Surveyor  TRAIL  - B.C.  The visit of the Rev. P. Hayman last  Wednesday night was very much appreciated aud the proposed holding of weekly services was met with approval on all  sides by ail denominations.  Last Friday P.O. Jos. Wilson was ip  town on business connected with the  C.P.R. '���������:.''".  On Tuesday, tho 23rd, Geo. Munro,  the genial proprietor of the Munro  House, Creston, stepped off the train en  route to Nelson, to shake hands with his  many friends.  Herman Graf, the'rproprietor of the  Hotel Sirdar, is going toy improve, the  property adjacent to his house, and  hopes to have a good showing of garden  truck this summer. Should Mr. Graf  carry out his good iutentions the aspect  oi the place will be considerably changed  or the better, for the land, which'is  good, has beea laying idle for so long  and was quite an offence to the artiistic  eye of passengers en route to the Landing.  Mr. Earn Knutson, roundhouse foreman here, visited Nelson and the  " Orient " last week; and reports having a good time.  Premier McBride has announced that  next Eession the Government will propose amended timber legislation, making  timber lie uses perpetual.  i  SMOKE foB*7T^jfj   CIGAR  Sold at the l&unro and Sain Hatfield's  Union Goods  S  Blacksmithing  i  J. Buckmati   -  Creston  I E  OKELL, YOUNG & CO.  Seal Estate and Insurance.  CRESTON     -  B.C.  A.    C.   BOWNESS  Wholesale Wine and Spirit  Merchant  Cranbrook  B.C.  ���������Si ^  I With a Local Flavor I  %  R. L. Brovra, representing the Nelson  Hardware Co., was doing business here,  Monday.  Roadmasfeer Sinclair. Oranbrook, was  in town, Monday.  The infant son of Mr. and Mrs.  Richards is now convalescent,  Phil. Copsey haB put up a residence  ������������u greenhouse on Lot 34, which C. F.  Riel purchased at the Government land  sale. He will have tomato, celery, cabbage, cauliflower and other plants ready  when the planting out season begins.  Protect your wife and family or your  mother by taking out a lifo insurance  policy with tho Creston Realtv & Timber Co.   Don't hesitate.  Good progress is being made in clearing tho townBite on 8rd Avenue. About  sixteen men are being employed,  The EriokBon sawmill is now working  full blast.  The Acmo Quadrille Club have ar-  ranged to hold a Grand Ball soon after  Eastor.  N. A. Mclntyro, Brantford, Ont., was  a guest at tho Munro, Saturday.  A full lino of Prints, Zephyrs, Ginghams, Galatoas, Laces and Embroideries, arrived this week from Great Britain at tho Oreston Mercantile Co.'s  Store.  Chas. O. Rodgers returned Sunday  from a business trip to Nolson.  Mrs. W. K. Brown received tho sad  nown by wire on Thursday last of the  death of hor father, aged C8, a prouii-  nont merchant of Griffith, Georgia. Mr.  A. A. Snider, the deceased gentleman,  has two ether ourviving daughters, all  residents of Crestou, viz.: Mrs. R. Bevan  nnd Mrs. Spiker. Thoy may rojt an-  Bured they have the sympathy of the inhabitants of Creston. *  FOB BALE!.���������A Howard pluno, ChlwiRO  trailt. In flmt-clMB condition. Prion 1300.���������  Apply Box 0., Review office,  Jas. Andor-on, of Kaslo, has been appointed n Court of Revision and Appeal  for^iho^Slooan .,A8H������������amf!nt>-district, in  tboplace'of H." R."Jo^di*wflignc"d."ss'  Eastern capitalists are now paying a  wholo lot of attontlon to tho fruit lauds  of Creston.  Mr. J. Merrimnn, of High River,  Alta,, wns a recent viiitor to onr town  ������o ontbuftod was he with the advantage  of this district, that ho purchased government Block 11, about ton acres.  Th������ Crflston Realty Co. r>nt, through tho  doal.   Tho price was #115 per aero.  Couchoo, co to, etc , and refrigerator  reduced In prlco ut Myoru' Furniture  ���������Btoro,  Come in and see our new stock of Linoleum, just arrived from Scotland. If  you know anything about Linoleum we  are looking for you. We have but oiu*  price���������60o. per square yard. The Ores-  con. Mercantile Co.  The Quadrille Club announce a grand  Ball for Friday, April 16th (first Friday  after Easter).   Get ready for this.  All will regret to learu that Mr. \V.  Ryckman is lying dangerously ill at his  home.  . Ne'son has now reverted to the "onetime1" system. The double time attempted for a long time proved a failme  and those vvlio advocated it at the onset  were eventually the bitterest opponents  of it.  Dressers and stands, beds, etc., cheap  chis week at-Myers' Furniture Store.  Dr. Rose, Nelson, arrived. Wednesday  to consult withJDr. Henderson on one of  bis local cases.  Paint and Painting. Leave your order  at the Creston Drug & Book Co.s Store.  All orders will be promptly attended t.  Inxr .Toe     ArllnrH  Young Georgie Mead gave a party to  a large number of his little friends on  Monday last, the occasion being the celebration of his twelfth birthday. All the  guests were in costume, the dining room  of the .Creston Hotel presenting a very  pretty sight.  ,      81  mi  I  CRESTON -:-    B.  I  It is mm id   thfi'   Timothy  ICafr-m  isf^-ja*"  titbiishiiiK S'oivs at Onlgnry nnd   Krvol- IS  stokd.   Tho Calgary building will cost18  fiOO.UOO.  Mr.   A.  T.   IVmbcrton  bus-been ap-  poiutml ussisumt health officer.  KB  lili  ��������� IKKIII!  IP-  nniuir him enntv  ft\\mr aim .\rnm i  I I1UI1L.   iniu   wa urn  Now's the Time  un.jwii     iirwri   IIMHI   ti "I  i     ..    .. i   -���������     -   ���������i  We have the most approved and  up-to-date   spraying    nnd    pruning  outfit, and are prepared to undertake  | such work by day or contract.  WATSONS  BOS 21 CRESTON, B.C.  MA  ,^A  Bflff!  siie rrosi woven wire Fence ���������&������..**'  The LOCK is Solid with no Loose Ends to Spring  Also Ornamental Gates and Fences for town property.      Easy Terms.  Write, stating wants, and I will call on you.   WALTER V. JACKSON,  '   Box 53,   CRESTON. B.C.  n  i uressea  LillllUOi  ^ a    ill *  BS. F. Gigot, manager of the Nelson I  branch of the Hudson Bay Co., passed  through on Saturday, en route for Germany, on a visit to his old home.  Lowory's Ledge: "The Creston Review has lost the patronage of one parson. And still there are people who say  that editors are unlucky."  Linoleum.   We have just received a  large shipment from Scotland.    Come  in and inspect this.   All one price���������60c  per   square yard.     Assorted patterns-  Creston Mercantile Co.  Protect your wife and family or your  mother by takintr out a life insurance  policy with the Creston Realty & Tim  ber Co.   Eon't hesitate.  A nice buffet and some kitchen tables  will sell cheap at Myers' furniture Store.  A. FMshman, travelling jeweler, ar-  nv ed yesterday.  Messrs. Geo. F. Tall, Geo. P. Ovan3  and T. E. Jackson, are guests at the  Munro.  Five-pieee parlor suite at a bargain at'  Myers' Furniture Store.  Hugh Watt, M.D., and R. L. T. Gal-  braith. Indian agent:, Fort Steele, arrived in town yesterday to visit the In-  dians here.  _ Chariie Eykerts, Customs officer, of  Rykerts, B.C., was in yesterday on a  visit to Fred Little.  Mr w. Ripley left town ThnrsdU  for a trip to Oregon. He will be away  about two,.weeks.  EGGS.FOR HATCHING  From Pare Bred Golden Laced Wyan-  dottes and S. O. White Leghorns,  Heavy Layer/.     Inspection of Pens invited,     infertile Eggs replaced.  $2.00 per Setting of 15.  STOCKS & JACKSON,  Mountain View Ranch,  Creston, B.C.  Laths  S  1111  IC9  SAM HATFIELD  THE  CRESTON   BARBER  POOL ROOM  BILLIARDS  .and.  BARBERfSHOP  Fine Cigars  and Cigarettes.  Hot andTCold Baths  Doors  Windows  Mouldings  to have your        <"  Shoes Fixed nt  ',  It Pays  MimbetWs Shoe Shop  Old Shoes made New  Nemo Shoes made to order  II  Ml  THE  SHOEMAKER  CRESTON     -     -     *     B.C.  The man who bought fruit land  about Creston at a few dollars per m  acre made a mighty good invest- *"������  menb.   The shares of the McGilli-  S vray Creek Coal & Coke Co. Ltd.  ? offer an equal opportunity.   Their  ? ground has been bored and tested  r It'adj -ins the International Coal  ? Ss Coke Co.'s property at Coleman  P and the same seams run through  ������  both. N .......  Coal is as good as the wheat.  Take our advice and buy now, and  in the years to come you will arise  aud call us blessed.  Shares for sale NOW  At 2g Cefats per  Dollar Share  on   the   following   terms:     One  quarter down, and the balance in  three equal monthly instalments.  APPLY  TO  OKELL, YOUNG  a ~~~& Cua������������������ ^  ���������*&  Now is the timo to got your  Pictures Framed  I have a largo nud beautiful assortment of Mouldings. Everybody invited to como in and see  thorn, whether thoy buy or not. /  I ALSO REPAIR OLD FRAMES  W. J. Downey  Photographer CRESTON  For FIRST CLASS  Horses and ^gs  UP-TO-DATE  SADDLE PONIES and  Subscribe  GOOD VRAY  TRY  CRESTON LIVERY and  SALES STABLES,  Dry and Green Wood  For 5alc.  T. H. HICKEY. Proo  Letterheads, Envelopes  Statements, Invoices  cHpieiieads, SMemos  Circulars, Shipping Tags  Wenu Cards  Business Cards  Visiting Cards  SMenus, Programmes  dodgers, posters  Receipt "Books, Etc., Etc  cAll Orders ^-Receive Prompt cAtimtion,     ^ -  Estimates Gtben.   *Rrices ^Reasonable.. <  CRESTONl  ������ ������������ ������.������  !>������������������������������������! %EVIEW.  miR.Ben������Y  CRANBROOK - B.C.,  Th������  Funeral Director  MMWMWWWI  PAINT AND 1UIN  do not mix wll tncutlmr, Inn w������ u*������ p.in,A..  und J3fii;on.t,������iW, ������uw mn Work A tmy klhd  of Wfiuthor-wlion It mlim. w!> voAc ������i������i,in  and wlinu it Im plnuwuu. w������ Work buutd^1 i^  MS, ADLARD


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