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 VOL. 2.   No. 29.
PENTICTON, B.C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1908.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
llEAD OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
ESTABLISHED  1807
Paid-up Capital, $ i 0.000,000
Rest, - - - 5.000,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and hi the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING  BUSINESS   IRANSACTLD
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FARMERS'   BANKING
Every facility afforded Farmers for their banking
business.    Sales Notes cashed or taken
for collection
BANKING  BY  MAIL.���Deposits may be made or withdrawn by
mail.    Out-of-town, accounts receive every attention
Penticton Branch
J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
If you vant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always
get teams just when you want them. We make a specialty of keeping
good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses.
We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy for cash
we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
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Penticton Stage and Livery
Stables.
Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton Stage Connect with Steamer "Okanagan."
Makes connection with Great Northern K'y at Keremeos.
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,  and a  general  Draying
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.       Penticton.
The Local Cannery.
About a year ago the Penticton Farmers' Exchange took up
the consideration of erecting' a
cannery plant in Penticton to
handle the surplus fruit and vegetables that would be left over
from the sale of fresh produce.
Owing to a number of causes
the canning plant which was
authorized by the shareholders
was late in being installed, and
a considerable amount of tomatoes which might have been
canned had to be shipped in
their fresh condition to a market that was overstocked and demoralized, with the result that
they sold in many cases for less
than freight charges, netting
the grower nothing, and entailing a loss in time, package, etc.
After the canning plant arrived
and was set up, there was a considerable amount of time lost in
breaking in the operators, as,
owing to the scarcity of laborers,
it was almost impossible to obtain men who would remain long
enough to learn the business, so
that the end of the season was
at hand before the plant was in
full running order. The consequence was that the number of
cases packed was very small,
but sufficient to show that, with
proper facilities for another year,
the output could be considerable.
So far as quality is concerned
they have certainly proved that
Okanagan tomatoes far surpass
the Ontario product, and where-
ever they have been placed the
trade has expressed the highest
satisfaction.
The directors are now discussing the question of running the
cannery in connection with the
Exchange for the coming season;
and, as the plant would be in
operation from the beginning to
the end of the season, there
would, of course, be a much larger pack to handle, and consequently a much greater amount
of money would be required to
successfully finance it. The time
for preparing for the coming
season's tomato plants is not far
off.
People will want to know in a
short time whether or not the
cannery is going to run, so that
they may prepare for it by putting in their hot-beds; and it was
suggested that a public meeting
be called in the near future to
get an expression from the people generally as to whether or
not the necessary increase of
capital can be raised in Penticton. Some of the directors favor
the selling of the plant entirely
as the ordinary business of the
Exchange will be in a short time
all that the association can handle. There is a good deal to be
said on each side. In a few years
our peach crop will require a
cannery of very much larger capacity than anything our Exchange seems to contemplate,
and to provide for this would
mean the outlay of a good deal
of money; and one of the questions that will have to be faced
within less than two years will
be a large cannery owned by the
fruitgrowers themselves, or one
owned by private capital. It is
understood that the meeting is
to be arranged for about the
middle of February, and it will
be a good thing if those who
have the interest of the project
at heart, which means their own
private and individual interests,
will do some thinking along this
line, and when the time for discussion comes, some conclusion
may be arrived at concerning
the matter.
Scotch Concert.
The dinner and concert given
on Friday evening of last week
by the Presbyterian Ladies' Aid
in honor of Bobby Burns has
been pronounced one of the best
entertainments ever given under
the auspices of a church in Penticton.
A dinner which left nothing
to be desired in the way of eatables, was served from five-thirty to seven-thirty p. m., and was
enjoyed by nearly everybody in
the town and community.
By eight o'clock the tables had
been removed, the seats re - arranged, and most of the crowd
comfortably seated in anticipation of a good entertainment. In
this their expectations were
more than realized, for although
none but local talent took part,
every item was a treat, a fact
which was evidenced by the
hearty applause and the encores
to many of the selections.
Programme
Chorus Hundred Pipers
Piano Solo Mrs. Mahoney
Address Rev. J. A.  Cleland
Solo.  "Caller Herrin' "..Mrs. Mitchell
Recitation, "Bairnies Cuddle Doun" in
three  parts,   Mrs.   Thompson,   Miss
Dexter and Miss  Bessie   Thompson.
Violin Solo Mr. Wallace
Solo,  "My Ain Folk". .Miss Thompson
Address Rev. R. W. Hibbert
Piano Solo Miss Rowe
Solo, "Bonnie Dundee" Mr. Miller
Chairman's Address Ri.v. Jas. Hood
Quartette, "Flow Gently Sweet Afton"
Mr. Miller, Mr. Wallace, Mrs. Thompson and Miss Thompson.
Solo, "Mary of Argyle" Mrs.   Mitchell
Piano Solo Mrs. Swinton
The proceeds of the entertainment amounted to eighty - two
dollars.   	
Government Telephones.
The pure hase of the Bell Telephone Co. 's system in Manitoba
by the government has given an
impetus to the movement for
government ownership of telephones, and Saskatchewan is
preparing rapidly to follow the
lead of her sister province.
It is the intention of the Saskatchewan government to construct long distance and rural
telephones, and as an experiment, rural systems will be established at three points in the
province, one of which is Wap-
ella, provided the farmers favor
the scheme, and will promise in
sufficient numbers to become patrons.
Hope and Princeton.
Picv. Jas. Hood, wife and
twins, after spending a week
with Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Thompson and family, returned to their
home in Summerland on Thursday.
What apparently is a well
founded report comes through
private sources from Hope regarding the V. V. & E. railway
construction. It is asserted that
a considerable amount of real
estate has been sold recently at
greatly advanced prices, due to
the activity in railway construction. A well known Great Northern official has been purchasing
some eligible property in the
vicinity of Hope and two important sales of business locations
arc included in several other minor transactions. Formerly an
old Indian trading post of the
Hudsons Bay Co., Hope now
seems to be awakening after a-
bout a century's sleep.
Engineer Tracy of the V. V. &
E., who located portions of the
line in the Similkameen is now
at work revising the line eastward from Hope via Coquihalla
Pass preparatory to actual building. He is under instructions to
push the work. Construction
will begin early in the spring.
The suspension of work on the
coast portion of th? V. V. & E.,
caused by the trouble with the
contractors, has now been resumed under the direct control
of the Great Northern Railway,
and construction is going on a-
pace, day by day reducing the
distance from there to Princeton,
drawing nearer the time when
Jim Hill's iron horse will afford
that much delayed and long
looked for trip by rail to the
coast.���Similkameen Star.
$1.00 P��r Year In Advance.
R. C. Reed, of Kelowna, was
in town this week.
Mrs. J. W. Macfie returned
from Vancouver on Wednesday.
Tansies were blooming in J.
Fleming's garden as late as Jan.
20.
G. H. E, Hudson, of Kelowna,
spent the latter part of the week
in town.
L. A. Rathvon is building a
house near J. W. Thompson's on
Winnipeg Street.
Dr. C. W. Cross returned last
Saturday after spending a week
or two at Kelowna.
Mr. Weaver, of East Delta, arrived on Wednesday to visit
friends in Penticton.
Remember the concert to be
given by the Penticton Quadrille Club on Feb. 14.
Skating has been exceptionally
good during the past week on
the pond across the river.
Mrs. (Rev.) Hood addressed
the meeting of the Young Peoples' Union on Tuesday evening.
A. S. Smith, local manager of
the S. C. Smith Lumber Co.,
spent most of the past week in
Vernon.
Mrs. and Miss Fisher, of Kelowna, spent most of the past
week at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. R. Mitchell.
G. F. B. James, representing
James Bros., electrical and me-
hanical engineers, of Kelowna,
spent some time in Penticton
this week.
Wanted, at once: Three
smart boys to learn grafting.
Apply personally not later than
Monday, 3rd. Feb. Okanagan
Nursery Co.
Galameau and McKenzie are
engaged in putting up a blacksmith shop on Smith St. for Jno.
Partridge. Mr. Partridge will
open up business  shortly.
The Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian Church desire to thank
those who helped to make the
concert and supper given by
them on/Burns' night such a
success. The proceeds were
$82.00,
I beg to advise my patrons
that I am placing in stock a full
line of Cameras and Photographic Supplies from the Eastman
Kodak Co., and shall be in a position to fill all orders after Feb.
1st., 1908. Yours Respectfully,
Henry Main.
Pierre Philip, an Indian, was
again brought before Justices
Mitchell, Wade, and Clement
last Saturday on a charge of
criminal assault. He pleaded
guilty and was sentenced to six
months in jail with hard labor.
Constable Tooth left for Kam-
loops with the prisoner on Tuesday morning.
A gentleman at McLean reports that blackbirds have peen
in that neighborhood all winter
and adds that this is the first
winter he has seen them remain
in this country. ��� Progress, Qu'-
Appelle, Sas. (Saskatchewan
appears to be enjoying an exceptionally mild winter as well as
tho Okanagan. ���Ed.)
A steam laundry is soon to be
established at Kamloops at a cost
of about eight thousand dollars.
The company, known as The
Kamloops Steam Laundry Co., is
capitalized at fifteen thousand,
the capital to be subscribed by
residents of Kamloops and other
parts of the interior. Shares are
| being sold at five dollars each.
It is the intention of the laundry
to take work from all outlying
towns and settlements. The
number of employees, exclusive
of office help, will be fifteen.
The Literary.
The entertainment given by
the bachelors of the Literary on
Thursday evening was a great
: success. The Woodmen's Hall
wa3 crowded to the door with a
;most appreciative audience so
��� that there was scarcely standing
i room.
The stage was rigged up to
' represent a bachelor's cabin, and
the three occupants were busily
engaged at washing dishes and
other household duties when the
voices of singers were heard outside, and over a dozen additional
bachelors enterd from the rear
door as a surprise party. Songs,
recitations, and music then followed making up the first half
of the program, after which some
one in a more serious vein intimated that it was time that Penticton were incorporated.
Thereupon it was at once decided to organize as a city, and
to elect the city officials from a-
mong those present, as it was
considered that all the men of
prominence were among the
number on the stage. A mayor,
aldermen, and other officers were
at once appointed, after which
the council met to frame a set
of by-laws for the government
of the city. The by-laws were
all of a most ridiculous character,
containing local hits, and were
the cause of much merriment.
A debate will be held at the
next meeting, the subject of
which will be posted on the bulletin board in the post-office.
PEACHLAND.
Mr. and Mrs. Hoover returned
Monday after spending a couple
of weeks at the coast.
Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlan returned home Friday. They have
spent two months at the coast,
and Seattle, and Bellingham and
say there is nothing which comes
up to the Okanagan Valley. And
we all agree with them.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Lang got
back Monday after spending the
last couple of months in California.
Miss Sutton, who has been ill
for some time, is able to be out
again.
Mr. Logan, a cousin of Mr.
Thompson Elliott's, came in for
a visit last week, and was so
greatly taken with the prospects
here that he purchased the 10
acre lot, partly planted in peaches, which Mr. L. Flnlay owned.
He returned to his home in Car-
berry, Man., and intends closing
up his affairs there and returning with Mrs. Logan to enjoy
life growing peaches.
Miss Jean Pollard, who has
been suffering from pleurisy, is
recovering slowly.
Principal Murray had to close
school for a couple of days last
week, but his many friends are
glad he is able to resume duties.
Little Mary Vickary is able to
be out again after her illness.
There was a meeting of the
Fruit Growers' Association Friday evening. The attednance
was poor and not much business
was done, but it is expected a
central packing house will be
built for the coming season.
Miss R. Moore and Mr.' F.
Pratt were married Wednesday
evening at the home of the
bride's parents at the Lambly
Ranch. They are cosily settled
in town. All wish them a happy
life.
Miss E. Keyes and Miss Brant
who spent a pleasant holiday at
Kelowna returned home Monday.
Dr. Smith of Summerland was
up on a professional trip Monday.
The Quadrille Club held its
semi-monthly dance Tuesday.
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time.   At present every person
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ADVERTISING RATES ON
APPLICATION.
keeps his own time with the result that times vary as much as
half an hour. We would suggest that everybody regulate
in | their watches and clocks by the
time of the local jeweler. Mr.
Harris professes to keep standard time, and people cannot do
better than to regulate their
timepieces thereby. A great deal
of inconvenience is experienced
in starting public meetings,
The New Portfolio. ! church services,   etc.,   by some
The division of the Department I PeoPle coming too early and oth-
of Lands and Works necessitates!ers too late, and the regulating
! HENRY
Druggist and Stationer.
I carry a full line of
Drugs, Stationery, Toilet Articles, Fancy Goods,
Post Cards, Books, Magazines,
Imported Cigars,    " Lowney's Chocolates.
Established 40 Years.
Alfred M. Wade, Prop.
Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Groceries
and General Merchandize of all Sorts
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the creation of a new portfolio.
Hon. F. J.   Fulton will remain j
Minister of Lands, and a member j
to qualify for the  position of |
Minister of Public Works is being
sought.    Two names  have  been'
mentioned, that of Price Ellison, j
member for Okanagan, and Thus. \
Taylor, member for Revelstoke. j
Whatever the claims of Revel-,
stoke for the portfolio may be,
we are convinced that the claims j
of Okanagan are much greater.
The Okanagan portion  of   the
province has now assumed such
importance  that representation
of time pieces by a common standard would obviate this.
Agent for
GIANT POWDER CO.
OKANAGAN FLOUR MILLS CO.
Goods delivered through the tov
attention to orders.
.... I   UHO.U    li Hill '��,1 (UiM/ll     \y
in the cabinet of the Legislature The Japanese gOV,
is imperative.   The extent, _ the | issued an order pr,
climatic advantages and the fruit
growing possibilities of the Okanagan are certain to make it
the most populous, as well as
the most prominent section of
British Columbia, and justice to
the district that has, heretofore,
been overlooked demands that
the portfolio go to the member
from this electoral district.
Mr. Ellison has been in the
Legislature for ten years and is
as strongly intrenched in his constituency as any supporter the
government has. He is a good
speaker, and, if given the appointment will doubtless prove
himself capable in a business
way of managing the Public
Works Department to the best
interests and entire satisfaction
of the whole province.
.lop   Immigration.
The arrangements relative to
immigration from Japan to Canada, the United States and Mexico recently arrived at, but not
yet announced in detail, appear
to be meeting with general approval in Great Britain, while
they are likely to meet the requirements of British Columbia
as well. Enough has been made
public to assure this province
that immigration will be limited,
eminent has
prohibiting the
i emigration of its citizens to the
Hawaiian Islands except in the
case of relatives of Japanese already residing there. This will
probably get over the greatest
difficulty, as most of the immigration into this province during
the past year came from those
islands.
That an amicable settlement
of the difficulty has been arrived
at will be appreciated by every
resident in this province there
can be no doubt, provided the
restriction goes far enough to be
of practical benefit. However,
if it proves to be restriction in
theory only, a continuance of
the agitation for total exclusion
may be expected.
Weather Report
Canadian   Politics.
The politics of Canada have
for the past few months presented a disgraceful  sight,   such as
would make an   honest  minded
person, who was possessed of a
reasonable amount of   common
sense,   wonder  whether    there
were such, a thing as honest politicians in the country.   Premier
Mc Bride has been charged by
the Liberals with advising Lieu-
tenant - Governor Dunsmuir  to
withold his assent to the Natal
Act, and Hon.  Mr.   Bowser has
been charged by Duncan Ross in
the House of   Commons  at Ottawa with being the solicitor for
Gotoh, and with purposely drawing up the Natal Act defectively.  22 -
Bowser and McBride have both 12? -~
hotly   repudiated   the   charges,
and   they,   together  with    the . w
whole Conservative party   and 128.'.'!.'.'.....'..'.'.:.34
press, have hurled the resppns-IS!
ibility for the killing of the act f 31
back at Ottawa. It is apparent
to any fair minded person that
the desire to make political cap- H
ital out the question is greater 8
than the desire to got at the 19
fads of the case, or even to j 2=t
meet the wishes of the people i ���
regarding Oriental exclusion.      \y
After nine months of bickering, the correspondence between
Lieul.-Gm.  Dunsmuir and  Secretary of State Scott, which  has
been read in the House of Commons, goes   to   show   that   the
Lieutenant - Governor    witheld
his    assent    upon      his    own
responsibility.    How  far   that
dignitary's action was the outcome of other,  and unpublished
correspondence   from    Ottawa, j
cannot at present be ascertained, j
but, as matters stand,  the responsibility for the affair rests
upon   him   alone.     Throughout
the past nine months he has remained silent, fortifying himself
in his office, and permitting the
two political parties  to attack
one another for what he alone
was responsible
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1908 :
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Kierstead & Steele
Builders and Contractors
ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK
IN OUR LINE.
.   A Card Will Find Us.   .
M. T. Kierstead - R. Steele
PENTICTON, B.C.
One thing very much needed
in Penticton at irosent is tome
HARRIS
NURSERY CO'Y.
Home Grown Fruit
 Grown
Trees
Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits &c.
A   Specially   large   stock  of
Shade Trees and Budded
Apples.
Penticton, B. C.
SAVE
WRITING
LETTERS
To distant friends by sending them.
The Penticton Press
A subscription only costs
ONE   DOLLAR   PER   YEAR
And the paper makes a specialty of furnishing information
Of Interest to
Outsiders.
The Press has been largely instrumental
in bringing many settlers to Penticton;  so
If you want your friends to come
here send them the paper.
Now is also a good time for you to subscribe
or to renew your old subscription.
Try It. It's Good.
Red Star Grocery
G. Claassen & Son.
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A COMPLETE STOCK
Just Arrived.
The Penticton Furniture Store
C. A. C. STEWARD.
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CHAS. L. CARLESS .
'Phone White 2.
It Pays to Advertise
In a paper that is widely circulated. The
Penticton Press is read by practically everybody in the district;    consequently good
Results are Assured
To advertisers who use its columns. The
merchant who gives most attention to his
advertising is the one who will eventually
do the leading business.
ACTORS
UILDERS 8
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fe Satisfaction Guaranteed
fc PLANS and SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED jfl
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This is the season to lay in a stock
JOB   PRINTINO
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For the coming year.
The Penticton Press
Constantly carries a, large stock of Stationery to choose from, and is
Up-to-Date In All Its Work.
We guarantee satisfaction
or no pay. Prices moderate.
Now is the time to place your order with the
OKANAGAN NURSERY COMPANY
For Fruit Trees for Fall Planting.
We guarantee trees to grow if planted in tho fall, or will replace any
that miss free of charge.     Come early and avoid the rush.     Send or
call for prices.    Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
OKANAGAN NURSERY CO.
LIMITED.
Capital Stock $50,000
Penticton, British Columbia.
R. H. ROBERTSON, President
THOS. TODHUNTER, Viee-Pres. E. CURTIS, Manager.
F. E. JONES, Sec-Treas.
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HOUSES TO LET
Several Acre Lots���planted
MONEY TO LOAN
KENDALL
Real Estate agent, Notary Public and Conveyancer
I AGENT FOR \
H(ENIX of Lomlon ;
LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLOBE; and ATLAS
Fire Insurance Companies. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. FEBRUARY 1, 1908.
Dr.CAJACKSON
DENTIST
S. O. Land Company's   Block
PENTICTON, B. C.
CHAS. WERE
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
PENTICTON, B. C.
F. E. JONES
Book Keeping & Accountant Work
Office Hours - 9 to 6
Care of Okanagan Nursery Co.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Notary Public.
KELOWNA,        - - B. C.
W. H. T. QAHAN,
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.
S. O. Land Co. Block,
PENTICTON,       -       -       B.C.
FRUIT CULTURE
OET YOUR ORCHARDS PRUNED NOW.
12 year.' practical experience In fruit
growing.   Post cards will receive
attention.
W. CAMPBELL,   Penticton, B. C.
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���     Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.
J BY A. CONAN DOYLE.
t Author of "The Green Flag" ani "The Great Boer War" X
I t
T C >p?rlght (lno.)liy X. Conan Doyle. 4
"But what. 1b It that alarms you?
"Look at Sir Charles's death! That
was bad enough, for all that the
coroner said. Look at. t.be noises on thfi
moor at night. There's not a man
would cross It after sundown if he was
paid for It. Look at. this stranger
hiding out yonder, and watching and
waiting! What's lis waiting for? What
doe* It. mean? It means no good to
anyone of the mme of Baskerville,
and very glad I shall be to be quit of it
all on the day that Sir Henry'a new
servants are ready to take over inn
Hall.-1
"But about this stranger," said 1.
"Can you tell me anything about blm?
What did Selden say? Did he find out
where he hid, or what he was doing?"
"He saw him once or twice, but. he
Is a deep one, and gives nothing away.
At first he thought that ho was the
police, but soon he found that he had
some lay of his own. A kind of gentleman he was, as far as he could sec,
but what he w.is doing he could not
make out."
"And where did he say that ho
lived?"
"Among the old houses on the hillside���the stone huts where the old
folk used to live."
"But how about his food?"
"Selden found out that he has got
a lad who works for hira and brings
him all he needs. I daresay he goes to
Coombe Traeey for what he wants."
"Very good, Barrymore. We may
talk further of tins some other time."
When the butler had gone I walked
over to the black window, and I looked through a blurred pane at the
driving clouds and at the tossing outline of the wind-swept trees. It is a
wild night indoors, and what must !t.
be In a stone hut upon the moor. What
;iassion of hatred can it be which
leads a man to lurk In such a place nt
such a tlir.e! And what deep and earnest purpose can he have which calls
for such a trial! There, In that hut
ipon the moor, seems to lie the very
?entre of that problem which has vex-
id me so sorely. I swear that another
day shall not have passed before 1
have done all that msn enn do to reach
the heart of the mystery.
CHAPTER XI.
The extract from my private diary
which forms the last chapter has
brought my narrative up to the 18th
of October, a tltre when these strange
svents began to move swiftly towards
iheir terrible exclusion. The Incidents of the next "ew days are Indelibly graven upon y recollection, and I
can tell them without reference to the
notes made at the time. I start then
from tho day w1 ich succeeded that
upon which I had established two
facts of great Importance, the one that
5 of Coombe Traeey
:��� Charles Basker-
i appointment with
!ac@ and hour that
the other that the
the moor was to be
lone huts upon the
���a two facti in my
,iat either my Intel-
irage must be de-
ot throw some fur-
���>-e dark places,
unity to tell the
learned about Mrs.
��� <vi,no; before, for
iimd with him at
vary inte. At break-
' formed him about
i<i'<ed Wm whether
���.company me to
��� t first he was very
on secoiv] ^PIMMs
nf in iiiat If I went
Ight be better. The
made the visit the
���ve mis;lit obtain. I
'���ind   therefore, put
Mrs. Laura l.yo:
had  wi'llten  to f
ville and made
him at the vo'j
he met his dei ���
lurking man ':������ i
found among ''
hill   ;'     '  '
possessl��� i I ;c
lige ico i r my ���
'clent if I could
ther light upn-
I had no opp
harono' what I '
v.-rs   upon    tl '"
i-    ��� r-rtime"
-firrts until it ���������'
last, however,  '���
;iy rHsenve '*���'   ���
re would ev
''oombe TiHi
eagor to come. ):
It Beernpd, tfl !'""
alone the results
more formal we
less  Information
Left Sir Henry '
without gome i
2nd dw��
Thpn t
ml* Pe ' !������-
to
In
w)v
r
���i-
Ingil [\t pQ.isclunce,
mv" new quest.
Coombe Trargy I
��� up thp taf'sea, and
il" liiM lady whom I
vogite. 1 had no
% her rooms, which
'���veil appoint.*  A
wlthftuj. ceremony,
he sitting-room a
:ij before a Remlng-
nang up with a
welcome. Her face
she saw that I was
" !iu,t. down again
nb,]eet of my visit,
'in left by Mrs.
Lreme beauty. Her
,����� of the same rich
or cheeka, though
led, wWii Hushed
bloom of the bru-
nlnk which lurks at
���ulphur rose. Admlr-
it, the first Imprcs-
Id wittt criticism,
ing subtly wrong
-> coarseness of excess, perhaps, of
s of lip which mitfi'-
njtv. but these, of
oughts. At the mo-
y conscious that I
>ce of a very hand-
that sho wa3 asking
me the reasons for rn,y VlPU- ' na'l not
o.'i'tB ufldergtood until (hat instant how
delicate my mis i in was.
"I have the pi isure," sold I, "of
knowing your fa her."
It was a eluni 'y Introduction, and.
the lady made me fee) (t,
"Tfiorg Is nothing (a aommon between my father and me," she stud.
"{ owe him nothing, nnd his friend:;
are not mine. If It were not for the late
Blr Charles Baskerville and some other
kind hearts I might have starved f>T
all that my father cared,"
"It WRS rlhPMt the late Sir Charles
Pftskervlile that I have come here to
see you,"
The freckloi started out on the
lady'* fnoe,
'���What can I tell you about him?"
she asked, and her fingers played nervously over the stops of her typewriter.  ... ..
ably    it
v.th,  |.hrl B*anl��ll
iptte, the dainty
"he heart of the
'���1   was, I  re  -
race,
"    pgrfe-l
'���' '.irse, are afte
uent I wa3 si
w-as In the pres
some woman, ar
You knew him, did you not?"
"I have already  said  that I owe a
great deal to his kindness. If I am able
to support myself it  Is largely due to
the interest which he took In my unhappy  situation."
"Did yon correspond with him?"
The lady looked quickly up with an
angry gleam In her har.el eyes.
"What Is the object of these questions?" she asked, sharply.
"The object is to avoid a public
scandal. It Is better that, I should ask
them here than that, the matter
should pass outside our control."
She was silent and her face was
still very pale. At last she looked up
with something reckless and defiant In
her manner.
"Well I'll arswer," she said. "What
are your questions?"
"Did you correspond with Sir Char
les?"
"I certainly wnte to him once or
twice to acknowledge his delicacy an "
ills generosity."
"Have you the dates of those   lei
tern?"
"No."
"Have you ever met him?"
"Yes, once or twice, when he came
:nto Coombe Traeey. He was a  very
r��tlring man, and he preferred to do
rood  by stealth."
"But if you saw him so seldom and
/rote so seldom, how  did he    know
iioitgh about your affairs to be able
���/> help yon, as you say that he has
1one'.;"
She met my difficulty with the utmost readiness.
"There were several gentlemen who
knew my sad history and united to
1 elp me. One wa? Mr. Stapieton, n
neighbor and Intimate friend of Sir
' harles's. He was exceedingly kind,
��.nd It was through him that Sir Charles learned about my affairs."
I knew that Sir Charles Baskerville
had made Stapieton his almoner upon
several occasions, so the lady's statement bore the impress of truth upon
I'.
"Did you ever write to Sir   Charles
inking him to meet you?" I continued
Mrs.    Lyons    flushed    with    anger
;igain.
"Really, sir, this Is a very efrraor-
Unary question."
"I am sorry, Madame, but I must re
peat It."
"Then I answer, certainly not."
"Not on the very day of Sir Cbji.n
Iss's dMth?"
The Hush had faded in an instant,
^nd a deathly face was before me. Her
Iry lips could net speak the "No"
vhich I saw rather than heard.
"Surely your memory deceives you,"
said I- "I could even quete a passage
~ t  a     rr ii   hiy tor mr, sir.
:t ycur letter. It ran 'Please, please,
as you are a gei;.,e;nan, burn this letter, a.id .;e Ui uie gate by tea
o'ciock.' "
I thought that she had fainted, but
she recovered ht.aelf by a supreme
effort.
h thing as a gentle-
arles an injustice.
.;ttcr. But sometimes
,'gible even when
.owledge  now    that
"Is there no s
man?" she g 'Spi
"Yon   do   .-,:!
He did bum the
a letter amy be
burned,  you  at
you wrote It."
"Yes, I did write it," she orled, pour
Ing out her soul In a torrent of words.
"I did wilts It. Why should I deny it?
I have no i ~ o i to be ashamed of It.
!  v.:->. ' elp me. I believed
tb  I. 1/ ervlew I could gain
Lis I "'.. him to meet me."
"li i i an hour?"
"Il .:  . only just    learned
that he w. s ;. , Lo London next day
and n;ight te a^���y for months. There
were reasons wt.y I could not get
there earlier,"
"Hu(. why a rendezvous In the garden Instead of a visit to the. house?"
"Do you think a woman could go
"lone at that hour to a bachelor's
house?"
"Well, what l.ui'pened when you did
get there?"
"1 never went."
"Ml'S. l.yonsl"
"No, I swear it to you on all I hold
sacred. I never went. Something In
teivened to prov   t my going."
"What was that?"
"That la a private matter. I cannot
tell It."
"You acknowledge then that you
���in.le an appo! ent with Sir Char-
"; nt the very 'our av.d place nt
Vnlch he met his death, hut you deny
that you kept the appointment."
"That Is the  '"Uth."
Agat'i and : ' i I cross-questioned
*��������       it I co .      ever get past that
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HISTORICAL CORNER.
Montesquien and Lord Chesterfield al Venice.
President Montesquien and
Lord Chesterfield met each other
whilst travelling in Italy. Their
dispositions were of such a nature
that they quickly struck up an
acquaintance. As they went
along (hey were always arguing
about the prerogatives of the two
nationalities. The Lord admitted to the President that the
French had more wit than the
English, but that as a set-off they
iiad less common sense. To this
the President assented, but maintained that there was no comparison between wit and good sense.
The dispute had already been
going on for several days when
they reached Venice.
The President moved about a
great deal, went everywhere,
saw everything, questioned and
talked with everyone, and in the
< vening wrote down the observations he had made. He had
been at home an hour or two engaged in his usual occupation,
when a stranger announced himself. He was a badly dressed
Frenchman, who said to him :
"Sir, I am a countryman of
yours. I have been living here
twenty years, but have alw?.ys
preserved a kindly feeling for
French people and have sometimes had the opportunity of doing them a service as I now have
with you. You may do anything
in this country except meddle
with state affairs. An ill-advised
word about the government may
cost you your head, and you have
already uttered more than a
thousand such. The State Inquisitors have their eyes on you ;
they are spying out your actions
and following your footsteps and
are taking careful note of your
plans, for they have no doubt but
that you are keeping a record of
what you see-and hear. 1 know
{������n- certain that they Will pay you
a visit, if not to-day, at least tomorrow. Remember sir, if you
have in reality written anything,
that an innocent, but maliciously
interpreted, expression will cost
you your life. That is all 1 have
to say. I wish you good day. If
you meet me in the street I have
to request that, as a reward for
this service which I believe to be
o f some importance, you do not.
recognize me, and if it should
turn out that it is too late to escape and they capture you, I beg
that you will not implicate me."
Thejnan then disappeared and
left Montesquien in the greatest
state of alarm. His first thought
was to go straight to his desk,
seize his papers and throw them
into the fire. This was hardly
done when Chesterfield came in.
He had no difficulty in perceiving
his friend's terrible agitation and
inquired what could have happened to him. The President
told him of the visit he had just
had and of the order he had
given to have his carriage ready
by three o'clock in the morning,
for his purpose was to get away
from a place where a moment's
delay might be fatal to him.
Chesterfield listened quietly
and then said : "Ail right, my
dear President, but compose
yourself and let us coolly examine together your adventure."
"You are making sport," said
the President to him. "It is impossible for my head to keep cool
when it is hanging, as it were,
by a mere thread."
"But who is this man who so
generously comes and exposes
himself to the greatest danger
i i order thai you may bo immune from il '.' Love of country
will not prompt him to take these
perilous steps, and especially on
behalf of a stranger. This man
is not your friend?"
"No."
"lie was badly dressel?''
"Yep, \xry.-'
"Did he ask you for any money
as the price of his advice?"
"Not a cent."
"That is still more strange.
But how did he come to know
Still have a few of those Main Street Lots left.
Martin Street and Eckhardt Avenue Lots going fast.
:INow is Your Time to Get in on Ihe Ground Floor;
Choice Fruit Lots on the Bench.
A Limited Quantity left.
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inquire of
what lie told you?"
"I really don't know."
"From Inquisitors?    Besides,
that ibis is the most secret conclave in the world, this is not the
kind of man to approach them."
' 'But he is perhaps one of the
spies they employ."
"Don't tell mo that. Do you
suppose they would take a
stranger for a spy, and that; this
spy should be dressed like a beggar whilst following an occupation- sufficiently vile to be well
paid, and that this spy should
betray his masters for you, at
the risk of being strangled if you
are captured and report him ?
This is all nonsense, my friend."
"But who can he be?"
After both had exhausted every
possible conjecture, and the
President still persisted in clearing out as quickly as possible,
Lord Chesterfield, walking up
and down and rubbing his forehead as a man to whom a bright
idea occurs, stopped short and
stid: "President, wait. If by
chance . . this man . . "
"Well, do you know him?"
"Yes, I think I do. Supposing
he had been sent by a man who
is sometimes malicious,���by a
certain Lord Chesterfield who
wished to prove to you that an
ounce of common sense is worth
a hundred pounds of wit ; for
with common sense   .    .    "
"Ah ! rascal," said the President, "What a trick you have
played me."
The President could never pardon Chesterfield and started off
3arly next morning without saying "good-bye."
"1" (adds Diderot the writer
of this) "would have embrace'.!
him and said : 'Ah ! my friend,
you have proved to me that In
England there are people of wit,
and another time, perhaps, 1
shall have an opportunity of
proving to you that in France
there are people of good sense,' "
��� From the French by J. Barker.
POMONA
IV\V throo.)
(At  Tom's   house  as   agreed.)
"How are all, and what's the
outlook at home and abroad?"
"There is clashing of interests.
People suffer want at the close
of a prosperous year. There is
dread in many minds of war, the
most deadly ever known; dread
of a social upheaval that will
wreck our homes. (Tom thought
of his young wife and two kids.)
There is rich land to be cleared
of rocks and trees and scrub; to
be plowed and flumed and ditched
and planted: work and wages
for 10,000 men within 10 miles
of where we sit. There are hun
dreds of men able to work but
not willing, while tens of thou-
ands are both able and willing to
work but will not be permitted
to do so. Again I say present
conditions beat me." "Tut, tut,"
said Lawrence Shannon, "I've
been over this planet quite a bit
and for quite a while and I'll
back the Okanagan against the
world. How many trees am I
preparing to set out next spring.
do you ask? I have 25acres partly cleared; should like to plant
that much, and could do so with
the help of two good men, willing to give a fair day's work for
i fair day's wages." "Want
Japs or Chinamen?" Johnny
tsked with a mischievous twinkle
in his eye. "No!" thundered
Larry, "I want, and you want
Meh; wlatfi, brown, or yellow
doesn't matter a straw if they
have brains and muscle and take
an active personal interest in the
industry upon wliich their living
depends."
"Well," said Johnny, "there
is much to make us thankful, and
much to fear. Immense values
are here around us in soil and
climate, but valueless as long as
unproductive. Much of this land
could be bought at $10 per acre;
it could be prepared for planting
at a cost of $75, planted at a further cost of $25, and cared for
up to the 2nd. year for $25 more
including flumes or ditches. Value then, $300--profit, $150. But
where are the workers? Can any
man keep a straight face and say
that 10,000 acres of wild land a-
long this valley will ever be
brought under cultivation unless
the owners and resident fruitgrowers assert their right to buy
the needed labor when and where
and how they please. "It's coming, Tom. It's all right, Larry,"
continued Johnny, "the world has
not gone mad; we shall have sober, active, willing workers and
plenty of them, delivered from
the insane delusion that God has
given the earth to people of one
breed or color. We'll not offer
these workers starvation wages
either; we'll pay them all they
are able and willing to earn. But
the schemers mutt be weeded
out, the mischief makers
w. o. w.
Okanagan Camp No. 261.
Meets every Tuesday in the month at
8 p. m. in Woodmen's Hall, Ellis St.
Visiting Sovereigns always welcome.
JOHN POWERS, C. C.
R. WILTON, CLERK
HOTEL,   PENTICTON.
First-Class Accommodation Fur Tourists or Commercial Men.
RAILS $2.SO POR DAY
A. Barnes
Prop.
PENTICTON. B.C.
To The Traveling Public.
If you want a good stable and
prime feed for your horses,  call
on
LIVERY & FEED STABLE.
S. D. HINE,
FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Galarneau &
McKenzie
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
.When
you   think  of
Look us up.
Building
ADOLPHUS CALAKNEAU  W. A. MCKENZIE
NOTICE
Similkameen Land  District.     District
of Yale:.
TAKE NOTICE that Mrs. M. E.
Brown, of Fairview, intends to apply
for pel-mission to lease the following
described land :
Commencing at a post planter] at th.e
northwest corner of the Indian Rcseive
in TP 50, thence norths-') chains; thence
west till chains; thence south 21 chains;
thence east 40 chains; thence south 40
chains; thence west 40 chains; thence
south 20 chains; thence jast 60 chains
la ili ��� point of commencement, and
containing 320 acres, more or less.
M. E BROWN
By herasrent, C. de 11. Gree
Dated 21st January, H)08.
r.^i'K^s^t*-v^^it'^^^^ii'--^s^f.<i-^-vsa^-tt'^mtb~tt-a^ir.tt'
.��*��
(
E. J. CLAYTON and C. M. JOHNSTON will shortly f
open up a store on Main Street as Nurserymen,
Seedsmen and Florists.
SP1<X T AI/FIKS
Farm and Garden Seeds, Bulbs, Cut Flowers,
and Horticultural Sundries.
I
'e AsCfitS in     DANIELS BROS.-Seedsmen to H. M. King Ed-   f
* ward VTL���Norwich, PJngland. *
u
.t +
So
B. C. for
r
RICHARD  SANKEY & SON,  Royal Potteries,
Nottingham.
HARRIS, The Jeweler
2^ESSa3EEES3ES��E^S!taS33SaES2^S!
SHELF   HARDWARE
Saws, Axes, Wedges, Striking Hammers, Table and
Pocket Cutlery.
PENTICTON HARDWARE CO.
NOTICE
Leamington Mineral Claim.    Situate in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of  Yale
District.       Where    located ��� Armstrong's, Similkameem.
TAKE NOTICE that I, R. H. Parkinson, agent for C. A. C.   Steward,   Free
Miner's Certificate No. 5,806,  and W.
E. Welby, Free Miner's Certificate No.
intend,   sixty  days from  date,
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of Improvements,   for
must I''"'  ln"'.l'":;r  "'    obtaining  a  Crown
, (Irani of the above claim.
DO   Chased   OUt,    and   the    SOtsj    And further take notice, that action,
starved out in order that workW1"' 8?'cti"n 37> mmJ [\ commenced
,.     , , ,     before the issuance oJ such Certificate
can go freely and prosperously of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of January, A. D.
1908.       RICHARD II. PARKINSON.
Ai.
VVt^t.
nV'K
TIOC MAIN STREET GROCERY
SATURDAY SPECIALS:
50 cent Coffee for 85 cenls | No. 1 Apples per box $1.75
TiO cent Tea for o.\>, cents |  Fancy Apples per box $2.00
-NO OLD STOCK.
OUR WATCHWORD :   " Highest quality at the lowest price possible."
LAYTON'S
WHERE   YOU  GET THE   iilii   88   WORTH.
forward for the good of all concerned. The present scarcity of
cash is not wholly bad. It will
cure itself, and cure many of the
'Get rich quick' fever. The money tightness will also bring many
stout hearts and strong arms
back to that most ancient, honorable and useful of all the occupations of the children of men,
the cultivation of the soil. Time's
up���meet at Larry's next week.",
EATON'S PRICES
Plus the Express
-AT-
H.OLIVER'8
SHOE STORE.
JUST RECEIVED AT
J. A. NESBITFS.
ELLIS STREET
Pacific Coast Grown
Seeds, Trees,
fuJj fin.** of Sa(!;;j!i>s for Spring
awl Summer Suitings.
Cr-'/W t railoring Company
Call in and see these fine goods.
NOTICE
FRUIT TREES-Well-grown stock.
Large quantity of apple trees for sale
only few choice varieties grown : alsi
small stock of ornamental trees. Apply
for varieties and price to Manager,
COLDSTREAM ESTATE CO., Ltd.,
15-tf Vernon, B. C.
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn, or
Conservatory.
Reliable, approved  varieties,  at
reasonabl   pi ices.
No Borers.    No ScaJ       fSofui
gation to damag   stock.
No windy agents,to annoy ycu.
Buy  direct  and  pet   trees   an-
seeds that GROW.
Bee Suppl es, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Material and
Gut Flowers.
Catalogue Five. .
aRBBN'HOUSES-3010 Westmlnstei
Branch nurser t-f  -S. Vancouver.

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