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VOL. 3.   No. 35.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
B. E. Walker, President. Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Alexander laird, General Manager. Reserve Fund,   -   6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England.
Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at
current rates.     Accounts may be opened in the names of
two or more persons and withdrawals made by
any one of them or by the survivor.
Penticton Branch     *    -    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
Council Meeting.
A. B. Campbell.
A. E. Kay.
Campbell & Kay I
Put   in   Your   Flume   Orders
f High premiums when you can f
? get insured in some of the STRONG- 3
f EST, therefore the BEST Fire Insurance f
j Companies at reasonable rate ? *,
\ Incorporated and operate under license of the '
1 Dominion Government and carry deposits with 'J
I       the Receiver-General in excess of requirements.   I
[ The Penticton Saddlery co
I REPAIRS���Shoes and Harness���Promptly Attended To.
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F. H. LeQuesne
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
If you /ant 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.
Special  Attention To The Wants Of Commercial Men.
Penticton Stage and Livery
Stage Connects with Steamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at 8 a.m
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.
FANCY POPLINETTE  at   $1.10  per  yard.
POPLIN - .90 "
PANAMA        - - .75
" 1.50
TWEED - - 1.00
We have also some of the latest material in summer weight
MUSLIN, in all colors, 20, 25 and 30 cents a yardj Also Mercer
ized Silk Goods.
Give us a call and see our line.       We carry the very newest.
The Ladies' and Men's Furnisher,
Minutes of meeting held Thursday, March 4th. Present: the
Reeve and Councillors Power,
Murk and Hatch. Minutes of
last meeting read and adopted.
Mr. R. Wilton, seretary of the
board of school trustees, attended the meeting in order to furnish certain information to the
council in respect to the estimates for school expenditure for
the year snbmitted to the council.
The following accounts were
submitted for payment: S. C.
Smith Lumber Co., $16.91; H.
Main, $5.10; Penticton Hardware
Co., $8; B. C. Gazette, $2.50;
C. F. Layton, $4.25 ; F. S. Wilson, $4.25.
Power-Hatch, that the accounts
b3 paid.   Carried.
Letters from Messrs. Price Ellison, M. P. P.. and L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., in reply to letters
from the council requesting them
to take up with the provincial
government matters regarding
certain improvements in the
municipality were read.
Murk-Power, that the letters
be acknowledged and filed. Carried.
A letter from A. S. Gavin re
purchase of a safe was read.
Murk-Hatch, that Mr. Gavin's
letter be acknowledged with
thanks and that he be requested
t:> negotiate for the purchase of
a No. 12 Winnipeg Safe Works'
sife at the best price and terms
A communication was read
from the Okanagan Nursery Co.,
o'fering certain office furniture
fjr sale.
Murk-Hatch, that the reeve
and Messrs. Power and Hatch
form a committee to inspect said
furniture and be authorized to
purchase same if found satisfactory.   Carried.
A communication was read
from W. F. H. Swinton making
application for the position of
assessor to the municipality, and
a letter from the Massey-Harris
Co. re road-making machinery.
Murk-Hatch, that the application of Mr. Swinton and the
letter from the Massey-Harris
Co. be received and filed for consideration,   Carried.
A petition from residents and
owners on Ellis Street asking for
sidewalks and the grading of the
street was read.
Power-Hatch, that the petition
be referred to the board of
works.   Carried.
A letter from Canada Road
Machinery Co. re machinery for
road making, etc., was read.
Murk-Hatch, that the clerk
write W. R. Megaw asking for
prices of rock crushers, wheel
scrapers and ordinary scraperp.
Letter from the Surveyor of
Taxes re adoption of provincial
assessment roll for year 1909 and
collection of taxes.
Power-Murk, that the Surveyor of Taxes be thanked for his
communication re collection of
taxes; that a copy of resolution
be enclosed adopting the provincial assessment roll for 1909, and
that the Surveyor of Taxes be
requested to furnish certified
copies of the assessment roll to
the council as early as possible
in order that the municipality
may make due collection of the
taxes for 1909.   Carried.
Hatch-Power, that this meeting be adjourned to Monday
evening.   Carried.
On resuming the meeting on
Tuesday evening, the board of
works asked for further time to
report on the question of petitions
re sidewalks on Main St. and improvements on bench.
The finance committee report-
I ed on the offer of the municipal
clerk to  supply  an  office  and
council room, and recommended
the acceptance of the offer.   The I
finance committee asked that the
matter of the grant to the Pen-
ticton Board of Trade be held1
over  until  the  estimates were!
brought down.
Murk-Hatch, that the parks
committee and recreation grounds
regulation by-law be read a
second time.   Carried.
Power-Hatch, that the council
form a committee of the whole
to consider the by-law.   Carried.
On resuming the session, the
by-law was passed as read.
The following by-laws were
read a first time :
Power-Hatch, to define the
duties of the secretary-treasurer
and collector.
Murk-Hatch, Cemetery regulation by-law.
Murk-Power, Trades license
Murk-Hatch, Fire protection
Murk-Power, Public morals bylaw.
Hatch-Power, Pound by-law.
The reeve then put the following resolution, which was carried
Whereas it is expedient that
the provincial assessment roll for
1909 be adopted by the council of
the municipality of Penticton for
the purpose of collecting its taxes
for the year, be it resolved that
this council does hereby adopt
and accept the data on the provincial assessment roll for the
year 1909, with respect to lands
situate within the municipality
of Penticton. Dated this 4th day
of March, 1909.
The chairman of the board of
works reported that the lamp
had arrived from Kelowna, and
several suitable spots for erecting same were suggested.
Power-Hatch, that the reeve
and chairman of board of works
form a committee for the purpose of erecting the light and
deciding on the location of same.
The meeting then adjourned.
Local and Personal
Those having friends visiting them
will confer a favor by acquainting the
Press with the fact. All other local
news thankfully received.
Methodist "At Home."
An "At Home" was held in
the Methodist church on Tuesday
evening, the occasion being the
freeing of the church property
from debt. A short programme
was given and refreshments
served the guests. Rev. R. W.
Hibbert, the pastor, occupied the
chair and opened the programme
by a short speech descriptive of
the progress being made by all
the churches, and the struggle
which had finally culminated in
clearing the debt from the one
which he represented. Rev. J.
A. Cleland, pastor of the Anglican church, also spoke, his remarks being characterized
throughout by the strongest expressions of goodwill both to the
Methodist church and to its pastor who had the highest regard
of everybody in the community,
irrespective of religious convictions. He hoped that the time
would not be far distant when a
much larger church building
would be required. The last
item of the programme was a
very interesting one, and consisted in the burning of the last
note held against the church. In
this ceremony Rev. Mr. Hibbert,
Rev. Mr. Cleland and the trustees of the church all had a hand.
The order of the programme
was as follows:
Chairman's address.
Chorus by the choir.
Instrumental solo, Miss Rowe.
Reading, W. J. Clement.
Solo, Mrs. J. R. Mitchell.
Selection, male quartette.
Address, Rev. J. A. Cleland.
Recitation, Olive Roadhouse.
Instrumental solo, Miss Lancaster.
Reading, J. Barker.
Solo, Arthur Rowe.
Burning the note.
A. H. Glass arrived from Calgary on Monday.
There was no session of the
Literary Society this week.
Rev. Jas. Hood and family, of
Summerland, spent last week in
Norman Hill left on Thursday
for a trip to the coast. Jas.
Blance will have charge of the
store in his absent.
Major Megraw, editor of the
Hedley Gazette, spent Monday in
Penticton en route to his home.
While here he paid a fraternal
visit at the Press office.
E. S. Lake left Thursday for
his old home in Sarnia, Ont. He
will visit his parents for a time,
and may return to Penticton next
fall and go into business.
Nurse Natress returned to the
coast on Tuesday after spending
about two years in Penticton.
Before leaving she was presented
with a purse of $137,50 by the
W. A. McKenzie has added
greatly to the appearance and
comfort of his house by the addition of a veranda to the north
side and the enclosing of the
building with rustic.
A party of land seekers from
Calgary spent Wednesday night
in Penticton en route to Keremeos. They were in charge of
Messrs. McDonald and McTavish
of the B. C. Fruitland Co., of
The Saskatchewan government
is negotiating with the Bell Telephone Co. for the purchase of the
telephone service in that province.
Negotiations are proceeding along
lines similar to those upou which
the Manitoba purchase was
John Gillies and Miss E. M.
Gillies, of Braeside, Ont, were
among the arrivals on Wednesday night. Mr. Gillies owns 250
acres of fruit land at Four-Mile
Point, Dog Lake, and is having
a considerable portion planted
out this spring.
Last Saturday the male members of the congregations of both
the Anglican and Presbyterian
churches >spent the day in
clearing and levelling the grounds
around their places of worship,
thus much improving the appearance of the properties
Chas. Were, municipal clerk, is
havinf a building put up on Smith
St, between H. Murk's barber
shop and Chas. E. Burtch's
butcher shop. The building is
designed as a meeting place for
the council while, Mr. Were will
have his own office in it.
G. V. Zinkan arrived on Friday
of last week from Skagaway,
Alaska, to look over his lately
acquired fruit property and spend
a while enjoying the mild climate
of the southern Okanagan. He,
as well as Mrs. Zinkan, who
arrived a week earlier, is exceedingly pleased with Penticton.
A reorganization meeting of
the football club was held Tuesday
evening, at which a strong committee was elected. Practises
will be held at 6 o'clock on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
evenings on the grounds in front
of the school house, Main St.
Boys, turn out to practice so that
you can uphold the honor of
your town in coming engagements,
The Aquatic Association are
now laying plans to build a wharf
and club-house on the portion of
foreshore which they contemplate   leasing  from   H.   Murk.
Their intention is to hold an
aquatic celebration on the 1st of
July. A list will be opened for
subscriptions, and the scheme
will doubtless meet with the liberal support of all who wish to
assist in advertising Penticton's
admirable advantages from an
aquatic standpoint.
Confirmation Service
The service of confirmation
which was held in St. Saviour's
church on Wednesday evening
was very interesting and impressive. A large number gathered to witness the solemn
ceremony. The Bishop of
Westminster and K o o t e n ay
administered the rite, and delivered an address to the candidates concerning the nature and
responsibilities of the step they
were taking. His address was
full of practical teaching, and
earnest counsel. The musical
portion of the service was very
simple, and consisted of appropriate hymns and chants. There
were twelve candidates, six of
them being boys and girls, and
six adults.
During the service, the Bishop
dedicated a beautiful altar cross
and altar book-rest, given by the
Girls' Guild of the church, which
has been working under the able
superintendence of Mrs. Gahan.
Bishop Dart has expressed his
intention of returning in the
near future to consecrate the
church and grounds.
Japanese a Menace to Canada
Toronto, March 9.-That the
question of Oriental immigration
into British Columbia is yet a
live issue to at least some of the
people of that province was indicated in an address by Mr. Martin Burrell, M. P., of Yale-Cariboo, before the Canadian club
yesterday. The speech was listened to by a very large audience.
Touching the Japanese problem,
he devoted a large part of his
speech to pointing out that he
considered it a fallacy to believe
that Japanese trade was so valuable to Canada as to warrant
sacrifices on the part of British
Columbia or any other part of
the Dominion to maintain relations.
"If such a man as Lord Roberts thinks the presence of 50,
000 Germans in England is a
menace to that country, surely
the 15,000 Japanese we now have
and the many more who may
come to us may be considered a
menace to Canada. The race
that developed Ontario, that pioneered its wildernesses, should
do the work in British Columbia."      _________
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
February, 1909:
1 45   38
2 49i  85
3 42   29jr
4 41    32
5 41   30
6 43   30
7 42   29
8 40   27
9 361  27
10 ...36   20
11 29J  101
12 18   101
13 21      91
14 30   22
15 37   28
16 40   32
17 48   3t
18 46   301
19 42   28
20 41    2(5
21 47   VI
22 39   29
23 39   33
24 48  .....32
25 421  29
26 41    31
27 471  2li
28 44J  33
The total rainfall was 3i!  inches.
Snowfall for month was .33. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. MARCH 13, 1909.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
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Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements-Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices-30 days, $5;
60 days, $7.
Legal Advertising���First insertion, 10
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion; 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements���Rates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertisements must be in tbe hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to unsure
publication in the next issue.
Single Tax.
Wo publish in this number an
interesting letter from Mr. John
Robinson, of Peachland, in which
the writer deals with the question of single tax as a means of
raising the revenue of a municipality.
We may state that we agree
with Mr. Robinson in the main
on the subject, and that any difference there may be in our views
we believe to be merely the result of a different application of
the term ' 'Single'tax.'' It would
be wrong to assess a piece of property a number of miles away
from town at the same value as a
better piece, or one even as good,
which was situated near town, on
the grounds that the owner had
paid the same price for it. Single
tax, as we understand the term,
has nothing to do with the price
paid for the land, but merely
with the value of the land at
the time the assessment is made.
Situation is the one important
thing that the single tax takes
into consideration. A ten acre
lot half a mile from town would
probably sell for twice as much
as one four miles from town and
would in consequence be assessed
a t twice the figure. The fact that
a property close to town will sell
for more than a piece of equal
area at a distance is due to convenience, the ease with which
produce may be marketed the
time to be saved in going to and
coming from town, the greater
variety of produce that the land
will yield owing to a market being
near at hand, etc. It will be seen,
therefore, that our views are in
azcord with those of Mr. Robin-
s )n as to the earning value of the
1 ind being the basis upon which
taxation should be reckoned.
Mark, however, that when we
say the earning value of the land
we do not mean the earning value
of buildings or orchards or anything else that industry has produced.
To make our point clear, single
tax says that an improved ten
a:re lot one mile from town
should be assessed at exactly the
same as an unimproved ten acre
lot that is equally as good and
equally well situated. The earning value of the two lots is the
same. All that is required is the
application of the same amount
of industery. The same truth
applies to business poperty.
The statement that the system
would prove a burden to the poor
man who is endeavoring to pay
for his lot and is not able to improve it, is one often heard.
There would no doubt be isolated cases of this kind, but are there
not on the other hand many instances where a man is struggling to improve his property-
spending every cent he can earn
in the endeavor���only to find
that his taxes mount higher and
higher with each improvement.
We believe that in the great majority of cases that single tax will
come heaviest upon the land
speculator, the very man who
should be made pay dearly for
holding back the progress of the
We welcome further discussion
upon this subject from either
The spectacle of Premier Mc-
Bride pledging his government
to submit the local option question to a plebiscite, and a day or
two later assisting the Socialist
leader to pass a resolution through
the house referring the matter
to a royal commission was about
the crudest part that was ever
played in the comic opera of
British Columbia politics. Few
people will doubt for a moment
that the purpose of the resolution
introduced by Hawthornthwaite
and supported by most of the
members of the government,
had as its prime object the shelving of the local option question
for a year or two. A plebiscite
will probably be taken some day,
but the date is now removed to
the distant and very uncertain
The Gothenburg system of
dealing with the liquor business
may be all right, and would probably be preferable to the continuation of the license system, but
the people did not ask for the
Gothenburg sustem. They asked
for the privilege of enacting
local option by-laws when they
saw fit to do so, and the government should have met them upon
that ground. All credit, however, is due the member for Okanagan Who voted against the
resolution. Mr. Ellison refuses
either to follow the Socialist
leader or to sacrifice his personal
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a*m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
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We are opening up a nice stock of Boots and Shoes, comprising Men's. Ladies,' Misses,' Boys' and Children's.
LADIES' Tan Bals in Blutcher cut; 'Jan Oxfords, Dongola Rals,   Dongola Blutcheis,  Gun Metal Blutchers.
MISSES' Box Calf Blutchers, Tan Wutchers, Tan
BOYS' Muleskin Blutchers, Tan Calf Blutchers, Box Calf
CHILDREN'S Box Calf and Dongola Blutchers and Bals
in Tans and Blacks.
MEN'S Dongola Bals and Blutchers, Dongola Oxfords,
Patent Oxfords.
Letter of Appreciation
Penticton B. C, Mar. 9, 1909.
J. R. Mitchell Esq.,
Penticton, B. C,
Dear Sir, ���
I hereby wish to express to
you as agent of the Queen and
:also the London & Lancashire
Fire Insurance" Coys., my appreciation of their kindness and fair
dealing in regard to my late loss
; by fire. I was insured in each
company for a considerable a-
mount and in nine days from the
day the adjuster mailed our accounts cheques from both companies were in Penticton for me;
also, regarding the manner the
companies' adjuster settled accounts with me, I am compelled
by truth to say that it was only
an affair of two friendly business
men endeavoring to arrive at an
honest estimate of actual loss,
and he showed the same endeavor to point out things in my
favor as to protect the companies
he represented, stating that such
.was his instructions from the
companies. Thanking you again
for the companies, and for your
personal kindness and courtesy,
| Sincerely yours,
E. S. Lake.
Thorough - bred
Hens and Pullets
20 Black Minorca Pullets, $1.25. each.
15 Black Minorca Hens,     1.00 .   "
10 Buff Orpington Hens,    1.00     "
3 Buff Orpington Pullets, 1.00     "
4 W. Wyandotte Pullets. 1.25     "
The 1st of March;
FALL GOODS Ran^aS*��ves'
TO   HAND General     -     Hardware
St Saviour's Church. Fairview Avenue : Vicar.
Kev. J. A. Cleland. Celebration of Holy Com-
mui i .n tbe 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
alter 11 o'clock matins; the 2nd Sunday at 8 a.
tn. Mornint: prayer at 11 a.m. Evensong at
1:M p.m.
Presbytarian services each Sunday in Steward's
Hall at 11 a.m. or 7:3!) p.m. Kev. Jas. Hood,
Baptist services each Sunday in Steward's Hall,
al 11 a. in. or 7:3) p. m. Kev. A. S. Baker,
Presbyterian   and   Baptist   services   alternate.
morninir and eveninif.
Methodist services in church each Sunday at 11 a.
in. and 730 p.m.;   Sunday School 2:45 p.m.
Prayer meetings H p.m. on Wednesday.     Rev.
It. \V. Hibbert, pastor.
Young  Peoples' Christian Union   meets  in  the
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
A. F. & A. M. meet in Mason's Hal!. Main St., lat
Wednesday m each month at 8 p.m.
\V. O. W. meet in Woodmen*' Hall. Ellis St., 2nd
and 4th Saturday in *'a(-h month at B p.m.
I. O. (). F. meet tn Odd  Fellows' Hall,  Main St.,
every Monday at H p.m.
L. O. L.  meet  in  Woodmen's Hall 2nd and 4th
Friday in each month at 8 p. m.
School Hoard meets 1st Monday in each month
at 8 p.m.
id of Trade���Annual general meeting. 2nd
Wednesday In January of each year. General
quarterly meetings, 2nd Wednesdays in January, April, July and October at ti p.m.
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Samuel St. Onge.
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer !
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Write to-day for catalogue.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,
30tf Vancouver, B. C.
Beautify yotir lot with some
of our* shade trees.
We have Elm, Ash, Maple,
Catalpa, Mulberry, Black Walnut, and Ash Leaved Maple.
Some perennial shrubs and
apple trees left.
the Southern Okanagau Power Company, Limited, intend applying dn
March 8th, 1909, to the Lieutenant-
Governor in Council for approval
of its undertaking as to the construction of works for the development
of power at Okanagan Falls, by means
of water taken from Okanagan River
or Dog Lake, near the outlet of said
lake, said works being situated in the
Similkameen Division of Yale, B. C.
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Business block on Main Street; two
storey with two compartments down-,
stairs and hall upstairs, $2,600. Lot 63,
seven and one-half acres on Fairview
Road, $2,200. J. D. McDonald,
12-tf Potlatch, Idaho.
Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Acres?
about 30 acres can be cultivated anil
watered ; over J mile lake frontage ;
2 acres six year old bearing orchard; 5.
additional acres cleared for crop ; 2.
springs at house ; wharf 170 ft. long ���
good Tog house; 6 chicken houses; good
stable 16x16 with hay loft and shingled
roof; lean-to 16x16 ; good corral ; good
root cellar where nothing froze this
winter; first water right on Shoot
Creek for 100 inches ; unlimited range
for stock ; 5 miles from Naramata ;
wagon road will be built this year or
next; one of the most delightful locations in the Okanagan. Last year the
owner was asking ten thousand for
place but as he has something else in
sight now, he will sell for six thousand.
This is a bargain.
Apply for particulars at the PRESS
Notary Public.
Such as :
10 acres on main ditch $1,690.
10 acres, 5 in two year old trees, $2,400.
10 acres in bearing orchard, $4,800.
Fruit land in Penticton District is going to be the most
sought for in Canada.
6 acres on Townsite, $400 per acre.
23 acres, ideal locality for sub-division, $2,6oo.
These will nett you 25$ per annum on the outlay.
Town Lots $25o to $l,oop.
Stage leaves for Keremoof. Hedley and Princeton, ��i 6 u. in. on TueadayB, Thursday! und Saturdays. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Staffe leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at ti:30 a. m. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
ii p. m.
Hours 9 a. m. to 6. p, m.
Registered Letter and Money Order wicket
closes 5 p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after mail is
Arrivals ���Per Str, Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday fi p.m.; Per statfe from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Alien Grove, Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at G p. m,
Closing���For boat and stasres: 8 p. m. daily except Friday and Saturday. On Friday 9 p. m.,and
for Monday's boat and staKea: 8.45 p. m. Sundays.
Daily both wnys except Sunday.
V.yi a. m Sicamous  G.0D p.m.
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1 905.      by      Rex      E.      Beach.
I   Dur.i .. ....-  ,    i- ii si few heartbeats
inert' was mil} �� tangle of whirling
linns wilh the sound of list on llesh.
[lieu tbe Id it upllt up. ami forms
nlmiced outwnr.i. fnllliin iienvii.v. Agaiu
llie snlloi'H rushed. itfteinpIlUK to clinch.
They massed upon Dextry, only lo
CTiisp empty nlr. for he shifted with remarkable anility, striking bitterly, as
nu old will' sa.ip. li vm�� hflffllng
work, however, for in tlie diirkliess his
blown fell shirt or overreached.
Olenlster, on the other hand. Rtond
carelessly beat In;: tbe men off as they
enme to him    He luugued Kl��&tlnicly<
deep in his throat, ns lllollgh the encounter were merely some much sport.
Tbe girl shuddered, for tbe desperate
silence of the attacking men terrified
her more thnn M din. nnd yet she
stayed, crouched nirallist Ihe wall.
Oextry kwuuii nl n dim turmet nnd.
mlaslllg it. was whirled off his linlnnce.
IiiBtnntly his niitagonlst grappled with
him, nnd they fell to the floor, while a
third man shuffled nbout them. The
girl throttled n scream.
"I'm goin' to kick 'im. Bill." tbe man
panted hoarsely "l.e' me fix 'Im."
lie swung his heavy shoe, and Bill
cursed with stirring eloquence.
"0\v\ You're kickin' me! I've got
'im safe enough.    Tackle the liig un."
Bill's ally then started townrd tbe
others, his body bent, his anus Hexed,
yet hanging loosely. He crouched beside the girl. Ignoring her. while she
henrd tbe breath wheezing from bis
lungs: then silently he leaped, (ilenis-
ter hnd burled a man from him, then
stepjied back to avoid the others, when
he was seized from behind and felt the
mini's arms wrapped about his neck,
the sailor's legs locked nbout his
thighs. Now enme the girl's first
knowledge of real fWitmg. The two
I'pun bnck ir.nl forth so closely in
twined ns to he Indistinguishable, the
others' holding off Kor what seemed
many minutes they struggled, the
young man striving to reach his adversary, till they crashed irrniust the
wall near her and she henrd her champion's breath coiuihlng In hi" throat
nt the tightening grip of tl.. sailor.
Fright held ber paralyzed, for she had
never seen men thus. A moment nnd
'lenister would lie down lienenth their
��� tampin- feet -tbey would kick his
life out with their heavy shoes. At
thought of II the necessity of action
mote her like n blow in tbe face. Her
terror fell awny. ber slinking muscles
stiffened, und liefore realizing what
she did she had acted.
The seaman's bnck was to her. She
reaclvd out ami -ripped him by Ihe
hail, while her Mirers, teuse as talons,
sought his eyes Then the lirst loud
sound of the battle arose. The man
yelled In sudden terror, and the others
ns suddenly fell back. The next in
stant she felt a hand upon her shoulder and heard Dextry's voice.
"Are ye hurt'/ So? Come on, then,
or we'll get left." He spoke quietly,
though his hrontb wns loud. and. glancing down, slie snw the huddled form of
the snilor whom lie hnd fought.
"Thnt's all right. lie ain't hurt. It's
a Jap trick I learned.    Hurry up!"
They ran swiftly down Ihe wharf.
followed by Olenlster and by the
groans of the sailors in whom the lust
for combat had been quenched. As
ihey scrambled up ihe Suutn Mnrin's
gangplank a strip of wnter widened
between the boat nnd the pier.
"Close shnve, thnt," punted Olenlster,
feeling bis throat gingerly, "but I
wouldn't hnve missed il for n spotted
"I've been through b'iler explosions
nnd snowslides. not to mention n tri-
flin' jlttl delivery, but fer real sprightly
diversions I don't recall uotblll' more
plensin' thnn this." Dextry's enthusiasm was boylike.
"What kind of men are you?" the
girl laughed nervously, but got uo answer.
They led her to their deck eiihlu.
where tbey switched on tlie electric
light, blinking at each other and ut
(heir unknown guest.
They snw n graceful nud ii I together
nttrnclive figure In a trim short skirt
nnd long Inn bonis Bui what (ileitis-
ter lirst saw was her eyes, large nnd
gray, almost brown under the electric
light. They were active eyes, be
thought, and they Hashed swift, comprehensive glances at the two men
Her hair had fallen loose and crinkled
to her waist, nil ngleain Otherwise
she showed uo sign of her recent ordeal.
Olenlster hnd been prepared for the
type of beauty thnt follows tlie frontier��� beauty that mny stun, but that
has the palish nail chill of a new
ground bowle. In tend this girl witli
the calm, reposeful l'ne�� struck a note
almost painfully different from her surroundings, suggesting countless pleasant things tbnl had been strange to
bim for the |     I few years.
Pore admiration alone was patent In
the older twill's i-i:-e.
"I    make   nrn
you're  the  gin
fought  over   V
IVhnt'H the fr
"I Slippcyc ���    i
thing dre'i''
"But   I   i
" snld be, "thnt
rule chap I ever
In,  Injun or white.
think I've done some-
h'U't yon?" she snld
I had to get awny
from the Ohio tonight for���certain reasons, I'll tell you nil nbout It tomorrow. I haven't stolen anything, nor
poisoned the crew���really 1 haven't."
She smiled at them, and Glenlster
found  it  linnossilile uot to smile with
her.   though  dismayed  by  her  feeble
"Well. I'll wake lip the steward nnd
find a place for you to go." be said at
length "You'll have to double up with
some of the women, though. It's awfully crowded aboard."
She laid a detaining hand on his arm.
He thought he fell her tremble.
"No. no! I don't wnut you to do
thnt. They mustn't see me t might. I
know I'm acting strangely nnd nil that,
but It's happened so quickly 1 haven't
found myself yet. I'll tell yon tomorrow, though, really. Dou't let nny one
see me or II will spoil everything.
Walt till tomorrow, please."
She was very white and spoke with
eager Intensity.
"Help you? Why, sure Mike!" assured tbe Impulsive Dextry. "An*, see
here, miss���you take your time on explanations. We dou't care a cuss what
you done. Morals alu't our long suit,
'cause 'there's never a law of God or
man runs north of fifty-three." as the
poetry man remarked, an' he couldu't
liiue spoke truer If he'd kuowed whnt
he was sayln'. Everybody is privileged to 'look out' Ills owu game up
here. A square deal an' no questions
She looked somewhat doubtful at
this till she caught the heat of Glenis-
ter's gaze. Some boldness of bis look
brought home to her the actual situation, aud a stain rose In her cheek. She
noted him more carefully���noted his
heavy shoulders and ease of bearing,
an ease and looseness begotten of perfect muscular control. Strength wns
equally suggested in his face, she
thought, for he carried a marked
young countenance, with thrusting
chin, aggressive thatching brows and
mobile mouth that whispered all tbe
changes from strength to abandon.
Prominent was a look of reckless energy. She considered him handsome
In a heavy, virile, perhaps too purely
physical fashion.
"You want to stowaway?" he nsked.
"I've hud n right smart experience
In tbat line," snld Dextry. "but I never
done It by proxy.    What's your plan?"
"She will stay here tonight." said
Glenlster quickly. "You und I will go
below.    Nobody will see ber."
"I can't let you do that," she objected. "Isn't there some place where
I can hide?" But they reassured her
and left.
When tbey bad gone, she crouched
trembling upon her seat for a long
time, gazing fixedly before her. "I'm
afraid." she whispered. "I'm afraid.
What am I getting into? Why do men
look so at me? I'm frightened. Ob,
I'm sorry I undertook It." At last she
rose wearily. The close cabin oppressed her. She felt the need of fresh
air. So. turning ont the lights, she
stepped forth into the night. Figures
loomed near the rail, and she slipped
astern, screening herself behind a lifeboat, where the cool breeze fanned her
The forms she hnd seen approached,
speaking earnestly. Instead of passing, tbey stopped abreast of her biding
place. Then as they began to talk she
saw that her retreat wns cut off and
that she must not stir.
"Whnt brings ber bere?" Glenlster
wus echoing n question of Dextry's.
"Bab! What brings them all? What
brought the duchess and Cherry Ma-
lotte und nil the rest?"
"No. no," snid the old man. "She
ain't that kind���she's too fine, too delicate���too pretty."
"That's just it-too pretty! Too pretty
to be alone���or anything except what
she is."
Dextry growled sourly. "This country has plumb ruined you, boy. You
think they're all alike���nn' I don't
know but they nre���all but this gal.
Seems like she's different, somehow,
but I can't tell."
Glenlster spoke musingly:
"I had an ancestor who buccaneered
among the Indies a long time ugo. so
I'm told. Sometimes I think I have
his disposition, He comes and whispers thing* to me in the night. Oh,
he wus ii devil, nnd I've got his blood
in mo���untamed und hot���I can bear
him saying something now���something
about the spoils of wur. Ha. ha!
Maybe he's right, I fought for her tonight. Dex-the way he used to tight
for Ills sweethearts along the Mexlcos.
She's too beautiful to be good, and
'there's never a law of God or man
runs north of fifty-three.""
They moved on. bis vibrant, cynical
laughter stabbing the girl till she leaned against tlie yawl for support.
She held herself together while the
blood beat thickly In her ears, then
fled to the cabin, burling herself Into
her berth, where she writhed silently,
beating the pillow with hands into
which her nails had bitten, staring the
while Iuto Ihe darkness with dry and
aching eyes.
SDK awoke  to  the  throb of  the
engines nud. gazing cautiously
through her stateroom window.
saw  a   glassy,  level  sea.   with
ihe sun brightly ngleam on it.
So this was Bering? She had clothed
,t always with the mystery of her
ichool days, thinking of it as a weep-
iUg, fog bound stretch of gray wnters.
instead she saw a Hat. sunlit main,
vlth occasional sea parrots Happing
ihelr fnl bodies out of tlie ship's course.
A glistening hend popped up from the
ivaieis ubreast, ami sue heard the er}
if "Seal!"
Dressing, the girl noted minutely the
personal articles scattered about tlie
cabin, striving to derive therefrom
some fresh bint of tbe characteristics
of the owners. First, there was un
elaborate copper backed toiiot set. all
richly ornamented and leather bound
The metal was miitnilicentlv ha-"'
marked and bore Glenister's initial. It
spoke of elegant extravagance and'
seemed oddly out. of place iu au arctic
miner's equipment, as did also a small1
hot of De .Maupassant.
Next she picked up Kipllug's "Seven
Seas." marked liberally, and felt tbat
shi bud struck u scent, llie roughness
and brutality of the poems had always
chilled her. though she had felt vaguely their splendid pulse and swing. This
was the girl's first venture from a sheltered life. She had not rubbed elbows
with tbe world enough to find that
truth may be rough, unshaven nnd
garbed in homespun. The boob eon
firmed her analysis of the junior partner.
Pendent from a hook wns a worn
and blackened holster from which
peeped tbe butt of n lnrge Colt's revolver, showing evidence of many
years' service. It spoke mutely of the
white haired Dextry. who, before her
Inspection wns over, knocked nt tho
door, and. when she admitted bur., nd-
dressed her cautiously:
"Tbe boy's down forrad, tensln' grub
out of u flunky. He'll be up Iu a minute.    How'd ye sleep?"
"Very well, thank you," she lied,
"but I've been thinking thnt I ought to
explain myself to you."
"Now, see here," the old mnn Interjected, "there ain't no explanations
needed till you feel like glvln' them
up. You was In trouble���thnt's unfortunate. We help you���that's natural. No questions asked ��� that's
"Yes, but I know you must think"���
"What bothers me," the other continued Irrelevantly, "Is how in blazes
we're goin' to keep you hid. The steward's got to make up this room, and
somebody's bound to see us packln'
grub in."
"I don't care who knows If they
won't send me back. Tbey wouldn't
do that, would they?" She hung anxiously on his words.
"Send you back? Why, don't you
savvy that this boat is bound for
Nome? There ain't no turnln' bnck
on gold stampedes, nnd this Is the
wildest rush the world over saw; The
captain wouldn't turn back. He
couldn't. His cargo's too precious,
and tbe company pays $5,000 a day
for this ship. No, we nin't put tin'
back to unlond no stowaways at five
thousand per. Besides, we passengers
wouldn't let him���time's too precious."
They were Interrupted by the rattle of
dishes outside, and Dextry was about
to open the door when his hand wavered uncertainly above the knob, for he
heard the hearty greeting of the ship's
"Well. well. Glenlster, Where's all
the breakfast going?"
"Oo," whispered the old man, "that's
Cap' Stephens."
"Dextry isn't feeling quite up to
form this morning," replied Gleuister
"Don't wonder! Why weren't you
aboard sooner last night? I saw you.
'Most got left, eh? Served you right If
you hnd." Then his voice dropped to
the confidential: "I'd advise you to cut
out those women. Don't misunderstand me. boy. but they're a had lot on
tills boat. I saw you come ahoard.
Take my word for It. they're a bnd lot.
Cut 'em out. Guess I'll step Inside and
see what's up with Dextry."
The girl shrank Into her corner, gnz-
Ing apprehensively nt the other listener.
"Well���er���he Isn't up yet," they
henrd Glenlster stammer. "Better
come around later."
"Nonsense! It's time he was dressed." The master's voice wns gruffly
good nntured. "Hello, Dextry! Hey!-
Open up for Inspection." He rattled
the door.
There was nothing to be done. The
old miner darted an inquiring glance
at his companion, then, at her nod.
slipped the bolt, nnd the captain's blue
bulk filled the room.
Ills grizzled close bearded face wns
genially wrinkled till he spied the
erect gray figure in tbe corner, when
his cap came off involuntarily. There
Ids courtesy ended, however, and the
smile died coldly from bis face. His
eyes narrowed, and tbe good fellowship fell away, leaving him the stiff
and formal officer.
"Ah." he said, "not feeling well, eh?
I thought I had met all of our lady
passengers.   Introduce we, Dextry."
Dextry squirmed under his cynicism.
"Well���I���ah���didn't catch tbe name
"Oh. there ain't much to say. This
Is the lady we 'brought aboard last
nlght-that's nIL"
"Who gave you permission?"
"Nobody.   There wasn't time."
"There wasn't time, eh? Which one
of you conceived the novel scheme of
stowing awtty Indies in yottr cabin?
Whose Is she? Quick! Answer me."
Indignation wus vibrant in bis voice.
"Oh!" the girl cried, her eyes widening darkly. She stood slim und vale
and slightly trembling.
His words had cut her bitterly,
though through it all lie bad scrupulously avoided addressing her.
The cnptaln turned to Glenlster. who
hnd entered und closed the door.
"Is this your work?   Is she yours?"
"No." he answered quietly, while
Dextry chimed In:
"Better hear .'.etalls. captain, before
you make breaks like that We helped
the lady side step some sailors last
night, and we most got left doing it.
It was up to her to make a quick getaway, so we helped her aboard."
"A isior story! What was she running away from?" He still addressed
the men, Ignoring her completely till.
nun hoarse voice, she urout- in:
"You mustn't talk nbout me thnt
way. I can nnswer your questions.
It's true���I ran awny. I had to The
rallon came after me and fought with
these men. I had to get away quickly,
and your friends helped me on here
"in gentlemanly kindness, because
iey saw  me unprotected.   Tbey nre
still protecting me I can't explain
how important it is for me to reach
Nome on the tirst boat, because it isn't
my secret. It wus important enough
to make me leave my uncle at Seattle
nt au hour's notice when we found
there was uo one else who could go.
That's all I can say. I took my ma Id with
me, but the sailors caught her just as
she was following me down the ship's
ladder. She had my bag of clothes
when they seized her. I cast off the
rope ami rowed ashore as fast as I
could, but they lowered another boat
und followed me."
The captain eyed her sharply, and
his grim lines softened a bit. for she
was clean cut and wonmnly nnd utter-
ly out of place. He took her in shrewdly, detail by detail, then spoke directly
tn her:
"My dear young lady, the other ships
will get there just ns quickly as ours,
maybe more quickly. Tomorrow we
strike the Ice pack, and then It Is all
a matter of luck."
"Y'es. but the ship I left won't got
At this the commander started nnd,
darting n great, thick fingered band at
her, spoke savagely:
"What's thnt? Whnt ship? Which
one did you come from?   Answer mo."
"The Ohio," she replied, with the
effect of n hnnd grenade. The ninstcr
glnred nt her.
"The Ohio! Oood God! You dare
to stnnd there nnd tell me thnt?" He
turned nnd poured his rnge upon the
"She says the Ohio, d'ye hear? You've
ruined me! I'll put you In irons���nil of
you.   The Ohio!"
"Whnt d'ye menn?    Whnt's up?"
"What's up! There's smnllpox nbonrd
the Ohio! Th'.i girl hns broken quarantine.    The health  Inspectors bottled
"I'll put I/011 'n Irons���oil of ytm "
up tbe boat at 0 o'clock last night.
Thnt's why I pulled out of Innlaskn
ahead of time, to avoid auy possible
delay. Now we'll nil be held up when
we get to Nome. Great llenveus! Do
you realize what this means���bringing
this hussy nbonrd?"
His eyes burned, nnd bis voice shook,
while the two partners stared at each
other in dismay. Too well they knew
the result of a smnllpox panic nbonrd
this crowded troop ship. Not only wns
every available cabin bulging with passengers, but the lower decks were jum-
med witli both humanity and live stock
all in the most unsanitary conditions.
The craft, built for 300 passengers, was
currying triple her capacity. Men and
women were stowed awny like enttle.
Order und n half tolerable condition
were maintained only by the efforts of
tbe passengers themselves, who held to
tbe thought thnt Imprisonment and Inconvenience would last but n few days
longer. Tbey bad been aboard three
weeks, nnd every heart wus nflnine
with the desire to reach Nome ��� to
reach it ahead of tlie pressing horde
What would be the temper of this
gold frenzied army if thrown Into
quarantine within sight of their goal?
'the Impatient hundreds would hnve to
lie packed In their floating prison. sul>-
lultting to the foul dlseuse. Long they
must lie thus, till a mouth should have
passed after the disappearance of the
last symptom. If the disease recurred
sporadically, that might mean endless
weeks of mnddeulng idleness. It might
even be Impossible to impose the necessary restraint. There would bo violence, perhaps mutiny.
The fear of the sickness wns uothlng to Dextry und Glenlster, but of
their mine they thought with terror.
Whnt would happen in their absence,
where conditions were us unsettled as
iu this new laud, where lilies were held
only by physical possession of the
premises? During the long winter of
their absence ice had held their treasure Inviolate, but wltb the warming
summer the Jewel they bnd fought for
so wearily would Me naked nud exposed to tlie first comer. The Midas
lay iu tbe valley of the richest creek,
where men bad schemed and fought
and slain for the right to Inches. It
was the fruit of cheerless, barren years
of toil, and If they could not guard it
they knew the result.
The girl Interrupted their distressiug
reflections, i
"Don't blame these men. sir." she
begged the captain. "1 am the only
one nt fuult Oh, 1 hnd to get away!
I have papers here that must be delivered quickly." She laid a hand upon
_sr bosom. "They couldn't be trusted
to the unsettled mall service, it's almost life nud denth. And I assure
yon there is no need of putting me In
quarantine. I haven't the smallpox.
1 wasn't even exposed to it"
"There's nothing else to do," said
Stephens. "I'll Iso'ute you In the deck
smoking cabin. God knows what these
madmen on hoard will do when they
hear aliout It, though. They're apt to
tear you to shreds.   They're crazy!"
Glenlster hnd been thinking rapidly.
"If you do thnt, you'll have mutiny
lu  un  Hour.    This isn't the crowd to
! stand that sort of thing."
"Bah!    Let   em try It.    I'll put 'em
j down."     The   officer's   square   Jaws
"Maybe so; but what then? We
reach Nome nnd the health inspector
hears of smallpox suspects, then we're
Pll qiiar-inC'iital (or iliuty dais; Ho.
of is. \v.'U Ue at Rgg island all sum
nwr whiie your company pays Bv��
lb"iisa'id a day for this sbip. That's
not nil The firm Is iiable ill damage*
tor your carelessness in letting disease
"My carelessness!" Tbe old mac
ground bis teeth.
"Yes; that's what it amounts to.
You'll ruin your owners, nil right
You'll tie up your ship nnd lose your
job. thnt's a cinch!"
Captain Stephens wiped the moisture
from his brow angrily.
"My carelessness! Curse you���you
sny it well! Dou't you realize that 1
am criminally liable If 1 don't take
every precaution?" He paused for e
moment, considering. "I'll hand hei
over to the ship's doctor."
"See here, now." Glenlster urged
"We'll be in Nome In a week-before
I the young lady would have time tf
show symptoms of the disease, ever
If she were going to have It���and n
| thousand to one she hasn't been ex-
j posed and will never show a trace of
It. Nobody knows she's aboard but we
three. Nobody will see her get off.
She'll stay In this cabin, which will be
just as effectual ns though you isolated
her In any other part of the boat. It
will avoid a panic���you'll save your
ship and your company���nobody will
be the wiser���then if tbe girl conies
down with smallpox after she gets
ashore she can go to the pesthouse and
not Jeopardize tbe health of nil the
people aboard this ship. Y'ou go up
forrad to your bridge, sir. and forget
that you stepped in to see old Bill
Dextry this morning. We'll take care
of this matter all right It means as
much to us as It does to you. We've
got to be on Anvil creek before the
ground thaws or we'll lose the Midas.
If you make a fuss you'll rulu us all."
For some moments they watched
him breathlessly as he frowned In Indecision, then:
"You'll have to look out for the
steward," he said, and the girl sank to
a stool while two great tears rolled
down her checks. The captain's eye
softened, and his voice was gentle us
he laid his hand on her bead.
"Don't feel hurt over what I said,
miss. Y'ou see. appearances don't tell
much hereabouts���most of the pretty
ones are no good. They've fooled me
many a time, and I made n mistake.
These men will help you through. I
can't Then when you get to Nome,
make your sweetheart marry you the
day you land, You nre two far north
to be alone."
He stepped out Into the passnge and
closed the door carefully.
EI.I., belu' as me nn' Glen
Ister is gougin' into tbe
bowels of Anvil creek all
last summer, we don't really get the fresh grub habit fastened
on us none. Yon see. the gamblers
downtown cop out the few aigs an'
green vegetables that stray o;'f the
ships, so they never get out as far ns
the creek none, except maybe In the
shape of anecdotes.
"We don't get Intimate with no nutriments except hog boosuni an' brown
beaus. of which luxuries we have unstinted measure, an', beln' ns this Is
our third year In the country, we banker for bony tide grub soniethlii' scan-
Mous. Yes. ma'nm. three years without a tnste of fresh fruit uor ment nor
niithlu' except pork nn' beans. Why.
I've et bacon till my Immortal soul has
growed a rind.
"When It comes time to close down
the claim, the boy Is sick with the fever, nn' the only ship In port is u Point
Barrow whaler, bound for Seattle.
After I book our passage I find they
have nothln' nbonrd to eat except canned salmon. It beln' the end of a two
years' cruise, so when I land In tbe
States after seventeen days of a fish
diet I am what you might call sated
wltb canned grub and have added
salmon to the list of things concernln'
which I am goiu' to economize.
"Soon's ever 1 get the boy Into a
hospital 1 gallop up to the best resta-
rawnt 111 town an" prepare for the
huge potlatch. This bere. l determine,
Is to be u gormundlzln' jug which shall
live In hlst'ry un' wlmrof In Inter yean
the unlives of Puget sound shnll spenk
with bated breath.
"First I call for $5 worth of pork nn'
beans an' then a full grown platter of
canned salmon. When the waiter lays
'em out In front of me. I look tbem
vlttles coldly In their dlsgustin' visages
an' sny In sarcastic accents:
"'Set there, d��� you, an" watch me
eat real grub," which I proceed to do,
clennlll' the menu from soda to hock.
When I hnve done my worst. I pile
Ikhics an' olive seeds an' peelln's ull
over them articles of nourishment
stick toothpicks Into 'em. an', havin'
offered 'em what other Indignities occur to me. I leave the place."
Dextry and the girl were leaning
over the stem mil. chatting Idly in the
darkness. It was the second night out,
nnd the ship Iny dead In tlie Ice pack.
All about there wus n tint, floe clogged
sea. leprous and mottled in the deep
twilight that midnight brought in this
latitude. They had threaded into the
Ice field ns long as the light lasted,
following the lanes of blue water till
they closed, then drifting loly till others appeared; worming out Into leagues
of open sea. ngnln creeping Into the
shifting labyrinth till darkness ivn-
isred progress perilous.
(To be continued.)
(We do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.,)
Subscription $1.00 Year.
To the Editor of The Penticton Press :
Dear Sir,���I see a good deal is
being said in the different papers
published through this valley at
present anent municipal matters generally and assessments
in particular, and, as I have had
fifteen years' experience in these
matters as reeve, assessor, and
treasurer, a few general remarks may be of interest and
beneficial to at least a few of the
many readers of your valuable
In the first place let me urge
upon the officers of the new municipalities the great importance
and necessity of digging deep
and laying the foundations broad
and strong upon which to build
the superstructure of their future
deliberations, and of making the
wording of the subject matter of
their by-laws plain and clear,
thus avoiding mistakes and litigation in future years. I r.otice
several methods or plans for the
assessment of municipalities are
suggested in late issues of your
interesting paper, all of which
have their good and their weak
Allow me to say that the single
land tax, or the assessing of land
only, as advocated by the Press,
has, at first sight, a semblance
of equality and fair play. But,
if carried out in the abstract, it
appears to me to be unequal and
unjust, especially to the man of
small means, who may have to
pay out all his ready cash for the
procuring of a piece of land on
which to erect a furure home.
Let me explain, taking home
conditions for example : Say a
land development or townsite
company, who have procured a
tract of land and have obtained
water rights and conveyed the
water on to it and also have surveyed it into one, two, five and
ten acre lots, places the said lots
on the market at say one hundred dollars per acre. The best
lots and those most convenient
to plant, cultivate, irrigate, etc.,
and those nearest to shipping
point, store, church, school, or
post office, would be the first
ones purchased; and, as their
value increased with the improvements placed on them, the
others, or those lots that were
passed over at first, would be
bought at the same price, although their value could never
be equal on account of the greater distance from market, and
natural disadvantages, such as
hills, revines, bluffs, etc., which
detract from their earning value.
The earning value of any land or
other property is in my humble
opinion the only true and fair
method of assessment for the
purpose of taxation,
John Robinson.
Peachland, March 8, 1900.
Wilmer, B. C.
"A" GRADE    -   25c.
"B" GRADE    -   20c.
F.O.B. Golden.
All Stock True to Name.
Spray Pump, tank, and truck,  complete. Apply,
35-1 Kelowna, B. C.
Will come back to you if ��ou spend it nt
home, It i gone forever if you send it to
the Mall Order House, a gin nee through
our Advertising columns will give you an
idea where it will buy the tuout* THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., MARCH 13, 1909.
Dr. and Mrs. Conolly left on
Tuesday's boat for Vancouver
where they will take up their
Mr. and Mrs. Hamilton Lang
and family of Vernon are in town
the guests of Mrs. Lang's father,
Mr. Arthur Pope.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Brown, of
Summerland. are spending a
couple of weeks here at the home
oi' Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Robinson.
Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Brown
have moved into their newly-
erected and commodious dwelling.
Master Cecil Brown left for
Hamiota, Man., where he will
spend a couple of months with
his aunt.
Miss Effie Keyes returned on
Monday from Gellatly, where
she has been visiting. She was
accompanied by Miss Maggie
Gellatly, who will spend a few
weeks in our midst before returning home.
Mr. John Gummow spent a
couple of days in Kelowna this
The Girl's Handicraft Club met
at the home of Miss Keyes on
Thursday afternoon. They have
in preparation a concert, the proceeds of which will go towards
the baseball club.
Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlan entertained the Glee Club on
Thursday evening.
Mr. Wm. Garraway and son,
Cecil, returned on Monday evening from the Old Country, where
they have been spending the
last couple of months.
Mr. Morrin is at his post in the
store again after spending a
week in Phoenix on business.
Miss Mary Urquhart was a
passenger to Summerland on
Monday night, returning the following morning accompanied by
the Misses Hood of that place.
Mrs. Hood, of Summerland, is
in town visiting her mother, Mrs.
Miss Annie Houston was a
passenger to Penticton on Friday
Mr. W. A. Lang left for Brandon on Tuesday. He intends
spending a month or so in that
Mrs. Hayward, of Naramata.
who has been spending a couple
of weeks with her daughter,
Mrs. John Wright, left for her
home on Friday evening.
Many of his old friends are
glad to welcome back to their
midst again George Philipps,
who, during the past year has
been travelling in the East.
J. M. Robinson, and Dr. and
Mrs. Lipsett, of Summerland,
drove up on Tuesday morning,
returning the same evening.
They spent the day here, the
guests of their cousins, Mr. and
Mrs. Alf. Towne.
Miss H. McDonald is recovering after a severe illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Burgess and
children left Tuesday for the
coast, where they will visit at
the home of Mrs. Burgess' brother. Mr. Allison, of Roger's Pass,
has rented their place for a year
and is now living on it.
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100,00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100. oo to $125. oo per
acre. All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150.oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
For Sale.
The SUN, of London, England.
Why not insure in the best���they cost no
Very choice residential subdivision, close in,  half=acre lots, *
price $300 per lot.       \ cash ;   balance 6, 12 and 18 months ;   6 per cent. ;   Price
good for 30 days only.
Main Street lot, north of Steward's for $800 ; terms.
7 roomed cottage in desirable residental district, for sale very cheap.
Main, Ellis, Martin and Winnipeg Street lots for sale.
18 Acres, 10 below main ditch; 9 under good cultivation.   Only
$3fooo.   Fenced.
4 Acres, Main St., near School, suitable for sub-division.  Price
very low in block.
10 Acres on Main Street, 2f miles south, good hay land, only
10 Acres, near Dog Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,000.
OPPICE,   -    Main Street
Corner of Smith Street and Westminster Avenue.
Mrs. John McLennan returned
to her home at the Falls on
The first buttercup of the season was seen here on the 8th.
F. P. Howard was a caller at
Fruitland Farm on Friday.
L. J. Goodchap is putting in a
few days doing some necessary
work along the Penticton and
Keremeos road.
W. J. Farleigh gave a dinner
in honor of his 76th birthday last
week, to which he invited his
neighbors. Among those present
were L. A. Clarke and wife, and
R. L. Allen, wife and family.
All spent a most enjoyable time,
and expressed hearty congratulations and good wishes.
We are overstocked in Flour, particularly the cheaper grades, and in order to
clear out the latter we offer them at
straight cost:
Royal Household        -      $1.95
A No. 1 -      -      -     1.80
Moffet'sBest      -      -        1.80
XXXX (cost) -      -     1.50
Economy (cost)   -       - 1.25
Strong Bakers (cost)      -     1.40
Three Star (cost) -        1.6o
All but the first-named are milled in the
Valley from prairie hard wheat and are
warranted by the millers as being equal
to any other brand of the same grade.
Another line that we wish no'
to reduce but to clear out alto aether 1*3
our line of Crockery. This co- lsis��ts chiefl. y
of Johnson Bros.' well-kne-^ white ironstone china plates [dinP'jr breakfast and
tea] vegetable disKs piatters, bowls,,
butter chips, tea ^ts, and odd pieces of
toilet sets.
Soup Plai-es
Dinnc;    <<
Bre/akfr lSt Plates
i/ash Basins
Charters, covered
a doz.
dishes   at   correspondingly   low
The "Ladies' field" on "K" Boots, June 20, '08
"It is said that when the British manufacturer and his workmen seriously put their minds
to beating their outside rivals they distance all
competitors, and in no casa is this more apparent than with the celebrated "K" boots. For
nearly half a century have they carried their
good name, which is a hall-mark of excellence.
"K" boots hold their own everywhere and always. They wear splendidly, are exceedingly
comfortable and thoroughly smart in shape."
Dealer in
Agent for Giant Powr Jer Company.


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