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VOL. 3.   No. 49.
$1.00 Per Year In Advanc
B. E. Walker, President.
Alexander Laird, General Manager.
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
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.
A. E. KAY.
Campbell & Kay
if Having just completed moving our Mill and re-
l modelling it all over we are now in
than ever to give you what you want and when you
want it.
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Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
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.
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 li 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.
>  MEN'S and BOYS' one-piece and two-piece Suits, ��
V all sizes and colors.     Prices to suit all. V
Come early.
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K  The Up-to-Date Ladies' and Gents' Furnishing House $
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Discuss   Purchase of Irrigation
A public meeting, under the
auspices of the Board of Trade,
was held Wednesday afternoon
in the Council room to discuss
the question of the municipality
purchasing the irrigation system
from the S. O. Land Co.
J. J. Hunter, the president,
occupied the chair, and in a
brief address outlined the proposition. The figures presented,
relative to revenue, cost of maintenance and depreciation, were
discussed by those present in an
informal way. Although there
was a good attendance, the lack
of enthusiasm was marked, the
general tone of the meeting be
ing that it would be an advantage
to the municipality to own the
system provided it chould be purchased at a sufficiently low figure
to warrant the meeting of run
ning expenses, interest and sink
ing fund, without increasing the
irrigation rates. A resolution
was finally passed appointing
Messrs. Hunter, Kendall, Ste
vens, DeBeck and Fleming a
committee to go further into the
question, and to enquire into all
available sources for a domestic
water supply.
The question of dredging operations on Okanagan River was
nejet introduced, and a motion
unanimously passed requesting
the Department of Public Works
to resume dredging operations
to the extent of the appropriation, so that the river might be
made navigable for small steamers at least.
Customs Office for Penticton.
W. Marchant, of Victoria, Inspector of Customs, who was in
Penticton on Monday on his return trip from points in the Similkameen, stated to the Press
that he would recommend the
establishment of a customs office
for postal packages at Penticton.
Municipal Council.
Council meeting, June 3. Present, full council. Minutes
of previous meeting read and
A further communication
from Mrs. Colebank re buildings
on Van Home St. was read, and
was ordered to be acknowledged
and filed.
Barnes-Hatch, that Mr. Lancaster be given three month to
remove the buildings.   Carried.
H. Harlow addressed the Council re damage done by the high
water at the mouth of the creek
and asked that action be taken
to remedy same.
A letter from H. Harlow complaining of the indiscriminate
shooting on the lake shore was
read and ordered to be acknowledged and filed.
A communication from Capt.
Stevens re road allowance was
directed to be acknowledged and
Barnes-Hatch, that the Rifle
Association be notified to remove
their range from its present location, as it constitutes a menace
to the public safety.   Carried.
The Finance Committee recommended the payment of the
following accounts: S. C. Smith
Lumber Co. $18.36. Smith Bros.
$1, R. M. Moore & Co. $37.50, S.
O. Land Co. $138, B. C. Gazette
50c, Board of Works payroll
$109, S. O. Land Co. $11.93, J.
Partridge $1.25, Campbell & Kay
$1.45, Dignan & Weeks $12.
Power-Barnes, that the above
accounts be paid.   Carried.
The chairman of the Works
Committee reported that the cost
of repairing Ellis St., owing to
damage by recent high water,
would be about $100 to $135, and
recommended that the creek be
repaired as  per  Mr.   Harlow's
Mr. Barnes asked permission
to proceed with the work of repairing the grand stand at the
race track as per the plans submitted at the last meeting.
Power-Hatch, that the Parks
Committee be authorized to proceed with work on the grand
stand as required, total expenditure not to exceed $250,
Power-Hatch, that the chairman of the Board of Works be
authorized to proceed with temporary repairs on Ellis St. so
that it would be passable.
H. Murk gave notice that, at
the next meeting, he would introduce a by-law regulating the
discharge of firearms within the
Hatch-Barnes, that Chas. Were
be appointed License Inspector
for the municipality.   Carried.
Meeting adjourned.
At the meeting on June 10,
the principal items of business
were the receiving of a deputation
from the Lakeshore Telephone
Co. asking for a ten year's franchise, and from the civilian rifle
association asking for permission
to continue use of the present
rifle range for the remainder of
the year. Both matters were
laid over for future consideration.
The by-laws regulating subdivisions and the discharge of
firearms were read a second
It was further suggested that
the Council be prepared to cooperate with the Board of Trade
and other Municipalities in the
matter of impressing upon the
Department of Public Works the
desirability of resuming dredging operations on Okanagan
machine. $15.00
Second   hand
at Steward's.
The programmes for the First
i of July sports are  now  ready,
; and can be had from  the secre-
i tary,  J. W. Edmonds, or at this
Mr. and Mrs. H. A.   Braynard
| left this  morning for Osoyoos,
where Mr. Braynard has secured
A Farewell Social.
A most agreeable surprise was
tendered Miss Henrietta Gummow, of Peachland on the advent
of her leaving to train for the
nurses' staff in the Vancouver
General Hospital.
The gathering took place at the
home of Mrs. Needham on Saturday evening, the 12th inst.
The parlors were beautifully decorated with pansies and wild
roses. An address was read by
Miss A. Seaton, and Miss Houston made the presentation of an
ebony toilet set, with plush case,
and an embossed silver table
napkin ring. Ice cream and
cake were served.
Miss Gummow leaves a large
circle of friends in Peachland
and other parts of the Okanagan,
who wish her every success in
the work in which she is about
to engage.
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.
Read Steward's bed ad.
G. A. Bachelor, of Peachland,
was down in his motor launch
the first of the week.
Percy Evans left last week for
Vancouver, having secured a
situation in that city.
Mrs. Wm. Weaver and Miss
Weaver, of Naramata, spent a
few days in town this week.
Colon McKinnon went to Hedley on Thursday morning. He
will stay there a couple of weeks.
Mr. and Mrs. Ben Baker left
on Tuesday for Salmo, B. C,
where they will make their home
in future.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Ellis left
for Victoria on Wednesday
morning, after visiting Mr. and
Mrs. A. H. Wade for a week.
ja permanent position on the Leslie Hill ranch.
Parties having milk to sell for
ice cream on 1st of July can sell
it to Mr. Syer, Steward's Store,
who has charge of that department. Call early please.
R. L. Heathcote, of the Bank
of Commerce here, left Tuesday,
having been transferred to Revelstoke. His place has been
taken by D. S. Fraser from Nelson.
The Council have received word
from the Lands and Works De
partment that 15,000 inches of
water for power purposes will be
reserved for the Municipality
pending the report of the engineer.
Rev. G. A. Wilson, Supt. of
Missions of the Presbyterian
Church for B. C, and wife, visited at the home of Dr. and Mrs.
Jackson this week. Rev. Mr.
Wilson is making a tour of the
Jos. Lister and family will
move next week to Vancouver,
where Mr. Lister has purchased
a grocery store on Seventh Ave.,
Mt. Pleasant. Mr. Lister was
at t!he coast about a week ago,
when he made the purchase.
Stirling & Pitcairn, fruit dealers, of Kelowna, have secured
the warehouse at the wharf,
formerly occupied by the cannery, and are opening a branch
of their business here. J. Gibb
will have charge of the Penticton
Mr. and Mrs. Robt. Frizzle, of
Truro. N. S., are at present visiting their daughters, Mrs. J. A.
Marple and Mrs. F. S. Wilson,
of Penticton, being on their return trip from visiting friends
in various States in the Union
and the Seattle Fair.
Get a camp cot from Steward's, the proper thing for summer.
Next Wednesday evening at 8
oclock, E. E. Samson. Mgr. of
the Okanagan Fruit Union Ltd.,
of Vernon will attend a meeting
in Steward's Hall to discuss the
marketing of fruit and vegetables. A full attendance of all
interested in the subject is requested.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Latimer
and daughters left last Saturday
to be present at a family gathering of Mr. Latimer's relatives,
assembled to celebrate the
fiftieth anniversary of the wedding of his parents, on the 22nd
inst. Mr. and Mrs. Latimer will
bs absent about six weeks.
Just received at J. A. Nes-
bitt's Ellis St. Quassia chips,
whale oil soap, Pendray's improved lime and sulphur solution,
and Pendray's prepared arsenate
of lead. The latter is in liquid
form, mixes readily and will not
clog the pump. It sticks and
rain don't wash it off. Call and
see new recipe for woolly aphis.
(We do not hold oufBelvos rosponalblu for iliu
opinions of correspondents.^
To the Editor of TlIH PENT10TON PRESS :
Dear Sir:���In response to a
letter from Mr. Henry Huycke
in the last week's edition of the
Press I will state as follows :
1 am elected to safeguard the
interests of the Municipality of
Penticton, and my refusal to
pass a bill of Mr. Henry Huycke
for extra pay as correct, knowirg
it not to be correct, and his confession in his letter of June 12
printed in the Penticton Press
that he did not work his team
for certain time, but sent bill to
the Municipal Council for full
time with full pay, shows very
plainly where he stands on this
question. My stand on this point
may have gained me the enmity
of my esteemed friend, but I did
my duty to the Municipality.
In regard to other assertions
of my dear friend Henry, I will
pass them over in silence, as
they are too childish to deserve
As long as I have the honor to
represent the ratepayers on the
Council board as chairman of the
Board of Works department, I
shall handle the Works department on a strictly business basis,
favor to no one. All our estimates for repairs and improvements are carefully discussed
before I am instructed to execute
them, and if any money was
squandered it could only have
been when Mr. Henry Huycke
was working with his team on
Ellis Street, for the short time
of 3J days, which mistake I almost immediately remedied,after
sizing him up, by getting rid of
To make his boast good, that
he could do the work better and
cheaper than anyone else, he
will have his chance on the repairs of Ellis St., for which the
Municipality is calling for tenders, and of which work Mr.
Henry Huycke has been especially notified by letter, at my suggestion, by our Municipal Clerk.
My motto is, 'An honest day's
pay for an honest day's work,"
but not one cent for hot air.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for
your valuable space,
I am sincerely yours,
H. Murk.
To the Editor of The PENTICTON PRESS!
Dear Sir:���Just prior to Wednesday afternoon's meeting of
the Board of Trade the writer
heard it was said on the street
that "The president of the Board
of Trade must think the people
of Penticton fools to take over a
bunch of rotten flumes."
In the first place there is no
one ever heard the president of
the Board of Trade even suggest
taking over any part of the irrigation system at more than its
present worth in every respect.
What the president does want is
a thorough investigation of the
irrigation system in order that
we may ascertain what that
worth is and if possible make arrangements with the Southern
Okanagan Land Co., Ltd., to
acquire it on that basis.
As has been intimated in the
Press, Mr. Shatford will be
leaving shortly and it is highly
probable that we will find him
more willing to meet us on a
business basis than his successor.
It seems a pity that people
jump at conclusions before giving
due consideration to a project,
and a greater pity that a person
cannot take up a matter of great
importance to the district without ulterior motives being attributed as the reason.
As president of the Board of
Trade, I approached Mr. Shatford about two months ago with
a view to seeing what arrangements might be made for domestic water, a thing which is badly
needed here if we are to be anything but a country village. My
next step was to interview the
members of the Municipal Council in order to be sure that they
would not consider making investigations as trespassing on their
grounds. I think I missed seeing
one man but the hearty concurrence shewn by the rest satisfied
me that what we,  as a Board,
(Continued on page 1) THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. JUNE 19, 1909.
Population, 800. Area, 7,041 acres. Maximum
temperature 1908, 95W P.J minimum temperature
10J8, ���HF. Incorporated into a District Municipality Jan. 1. 19j9. Located at south end of Okanagan Lake. Communication by C. P, H. Steam*
ers on Okanagan Lake. Wagon road connects
with Summerland on west side of lake and all
points lo the north ; also with Naramata on east
side of lake, Okanagan falls, Fairview and Boundary country to the south, and all Similkameen
points to the southwest. The mildest climate In
Canada east of the coast. Public school with four
department**. Nursing Home. Cannery. Two
nurseries. Chief industry, the growing of fruit,
more particularly peaches and other tender kinds.
Twelve hundred acres planted. Excellent boating
and bathing in tne summer. Beautiful scenery.
A sunny climate. An ideal place to spend either
the summer or winter months.
for business places see our advertising columns.
Meets Thursday evenings in Council Room, Smith
street. A. H. Wade, Reeve. Chas. Were,
meets 1st Monday in each month at 8 p. m. R.
Wilton. Sec'y-Treas.
Annual general meeting. 2nd Wednesday in January of each year. General Quarterly meetings, Hnd Wednesdays in January, April, Julj
and October ut 8 p.m. Affiliated with Okuna-
gan Boards of Trade. J. J. Hunter, Pres.;
M. C. Kendall, Sec'y.
St, Saviour's Church, Fairview Avenue ; Vicar
Kev. J. A. Cleland.   Celebration of Holy Communion the 1st and 3rd .Sundays of the month
after 11 o'clock matins; the 2nd Sunday at 8 a.
m.    Morning prayer at 11 a.m.     Evensong ui
7:30 p.m.
Presbyterian services each Sunday in c'lurch at
11 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.   Kev. Jus. Hood, pastor.
Baptist services each Sunday in church, at 11 a.
m. or 7:30 p. m.   Rev. A. R Baker, pastor.
Presbyterian   and   Baptist   services   alternate.
morning and evening.
Methodist services in church each Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p.m.;   Sunday School 2:46 p.m  ! . ,��� i   i        ��� v  .��,*��....*.:���.,
Prayer meetings 8 p.m. on Wednesday.    Kev. I treated  tO an A-l'ayS examination
R. W. Hibbert, pastor.
Young Peoples' Christian Union   meets  in   thr
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
A. F. & A. M. meet in Mason's Hall, Main St., lsl
Wednesday in each month at 8 p.m.
W. O. W. meet in Woodmens' Hall, Ellis St., 2nd
and 4th Saturday in each month ut 8 p.m.
1. O. 0. F. meet in Odd  Fellows' Hall, Main St..
every Monday at 8 p.m.
L. O. L.  meet in Woodmen's Hall 2nd and 4tl
Friday in each month at 8 p. m.
Stage leaves for Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton, at 6 a. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
Stage leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tues
days, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a. rn. Re
turns on Mondays,  Wednesdays und Fridays si
Hours 9 a. m. to 5 p, m.
Registered Letter and Money Order wickei
closes 5 p. m.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
Advance.   Foreign, $1.50.
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50e.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.(10 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   advertise
ments  must be  in  the  hands of  the I
printer by Tuesday evening  to  ensure
publication in the next issue.
Vernon Police Again.
The Press does not make
charges unless it is in a position
to prove that they are correct.
Last fall the Vernon police were
meos, Olalla, Allen Grove. Oroviile, Fairview
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Pri
days at 6 p. rn.
Closing -For boat and stages: 8 p. tn. daily.
Daily both ways during summer except Sunday
Str. Okanagan leaves Penticton 5 a. m.
Train arrives at Sicamous <U5 p. tn.
Train leaves Sicamous 0.25 a. m.
Str. Okanagan arrives at Penticton 6 p. m.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
A. Barnes       - -       Prop.
for their identification with certain swindlers running gambling
devices at the fall fair. It now
appears that Vernon has been
treated to a second contagion,
which has caused even the con-
sarvative Vernon News to express itself in strong language.
The article from the News is
subjoined hereto:
"The citizens of Vernon and
the public generally have reason
to rely upon the police force and
the police commissioners to give
them better protection against
disWriiburidPe"ed for half an hour aacr mail b j swindlers and  theives than  was
Arrivals-Per Str.   Okanagan:   Daily   excepi | afforded them during the visit of
���Sunday 6 p. m.;   Per stage trom Hedley,  Here- , . ���.
      the circus last week.   The gang
of sharks who accompanied this
show were allowed to work their
nefarious schemes as if they
owned the town, and they g��t
away with a considerable amount
of cash which, by one device or
another, they had taken from
their numerous victims. All
sorts of swindling and robbery
were in evidence, from the old
pea and shell game to straight
pocket-picking, and the only persons in town who were blind to
what was going on were the
policemen. One man lost a bunded dollars over the pea game,
without, he claims, having even
a chance to make his bet as he
desirel Another had his pocket
picked of sixty dollars, while
numerous victims of the "short
change" artist are reported.
Complaints were made to the
police, but without avail; not a
single arrest being made. Surely
it is time that this sort of thing
was brought to an end in this city.
No one has very great sympathy
to waste on the man who runs up
against a "dead sure" gambling
proposition; but there is no earthly reason why such schemes to
separate men from their money
should be allowed at all. It may
be taken for granted that when
a circus allows such things under
their tents the proprietors have
reasons to believe that they will
not be interfered with. If they
had been told upon their arrival
in the city that nothing of this
sort would be tolerated, it is safe
to say that a good many men
would now have less cause to
mourn their advent. Our police
force did not emerge with any
too much credit from the investigation last fall, started by an
I article in the Penticton Press,
:and it seems very evident that
! a reform in this department is
badly needed."
Pnone 35
Mis Street
During tne past two ttecfts we fiaue pCaced in stocn a
good assortment of aii tne Cines we carry. We mention some
of tne new tnings tust to nand.
Dry Good
PENTICTON,      -      -      B.C.
Indian Head Costume cloth in white,
15c. and 20c. a yard.
White Costume Duck, special 15c. yard.
Pongee Silk, 26 in. at 35c. a yard.
Navy Serge, 54 in. at 60c. yd.
Navy Lustre, 42 in. at 40c. Both these
lines just the thing for bathing costumes.
Nainsook, nice qualities, 15c and 20c a
Silk Mull, 27 inch, at 35c a yard.
Hosiery and Gloves.
"Bull  Dog,"   "Buster  Brown"  and
"Hercules" Stockings for boys, all
sizes, 30c. per pair.
"Little Princess" Stockings for girls,
all sizes, in white, tan and black, 25c
and 30c a pair.
Ladies' Cotton and Lisle Hose, a good       A car of Hay just to hand, fresh
assortment just to hand in tan, black   baled.
and white. Oats, No. 1 feed, at $42.00 a ton is a
Ladies' Fine Lisle Gloves in white at   good buy just now, as oats are scarce
35c. a pair. and have advanced very much in price
Ladies' Fine Lisle Gloves, super quality   since our last shipment.
Banner Sewing Machines, drop head, 10 year guarantee, all attachments free
Special price to introduce, $25.00.
in tan,  brown,  white and black,  2
dome fasteners, 60c. pair.
Lace Lisle Gloves in white at 35c.
Boots and Shoes.
Ladies' Tan  Calf  Blutcher  Oxfords,
$3.75 per pair.
Tan Calf Blutcher Shoes, $3.50 a pair.
Boys' Tan Calf Blutcher Shoes at $2.75
and $3.00.
Hams and Bacons.
Hog products are very high and going
higher. We have just received a shipment of high quality goods���Armours'
choice Bacon, Hams, and Simon Pure
Lard���a little higher priced but much
better than the common kind.
meets you half-way���does
all your work in half the
time Ef you fellow directions.
Sunlight Soap���absolutely
pure���saves clothes from injury���hands from roughness-
life from   /*\    drudgery.
Lever Brothers, Toronto, will rend you
free a cake of their famous Plant ol
toilet  soap, if you  mention  this  paper.
Hay and Oats.
Schram Fruit Jars still to the fore.   Pints $1.10,  Quarts $1.35, Half Gals $1.60
per dozen.
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Notary Public.
KELOWNA,        - -        B. C.
S. O. Land Company's  Block
'Phone II.
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
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Nursing Sister
C. M. B., London, England,
Patients nursed in their own homes
or in the
Terms :-?2 to $3 per day.
Telephone 3.1.
Harris   Nursery
Co., Ltd.
Beautify your 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 Crop Situation.
(From Commercial, Winnipeg)
It is usually desired that the
grain crops get plenty of rain in
the month of June. With nearly
| half the month gone by, it is en-
jcouraging that we have had all
the rain necessary for the plants.
We have also had abundance of
sunshine and relieving cool spells.
Frequently at this time of year
complaints may be heard that it
is "too cold," "too hot" or "too-
wet," but this year there seems
to be just about the right dis-
A reliable party to act as
nnd surrounding diBtricI fur the .sale nf
Hardy Ontario-Grown Fruit
and   Ornamental   Trees.
Good pay Weakly. Exclusive territory. As
we guarantee delivory of first grade stuck in
good condition our agents have every chance
of doing n splendid business.   Write now.
Toronto, Ont.
N. B.-Salesmen book orders for full delivery
from now on. -I1-1U
"Barren tfoots
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White Enamel Beds, all sizes.
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m. .titw ��wiaac ara. pci which you have thegI.cate��t interest
- the home news. Its every isjue will provo a welcome visitor to every
membor of the family, lb slioulc'. hea 1 your list of newspaper and periodical
The following six compan-.es lead in Fire Insurance business
done in Canada for year 1908.   In order as follows :
1. Liverpool, London &Glore,
2. Royal Fire Insuh/ ncu Co. ,
:!. PHOENIX Assurance Co., oi'London, Eng.,
4. North British & Mercant ile,
n. Guardian Assrranch Co.,
(i. Commercial i^nion.
tribution of all  kinds of summer
The climatic conditions have
been ideal since seeding time,
and it is remarked by practically
all concerned that the week or
two we were late in beginning
seeding has been fully made up,
and summer conditions continuing favorable, there will be no
cause for alarm from the pre-
harvest frosts, as harvest from
present indications will not be
late to the extent that seeding
was delayed.
There is not a pessimistic note
in the railway crop reports this
week. Under the favorable conditions described in the foregoing, growth has been rapid. Samples of whep.t eighteen inches
high have been received while the
general growth runs from six to
twelve inches. This is conceded
to be a remarkable record so
early in June after a somewhat
late seeding.
The general opinion at present
is that the area under wheat is
more than 7,000,000 acres. If
the season should happen to be
one that would result in an average of 20 bushels to the acre,
then the wheat output would be
about 140,000,000 bushels. We,
however, want to be reasonably
conservative until the season advances further, and let us calculate that the average will be 18
bushels. In that case the output
would be 126,000,000 bushels.
It can be seen from our figuring,
then, that it is very reasonable
to look this year for the largest
wheat crop in the history of the
west, even if the return per acre
were a little below the general
Much is expected this year
from the coarse grains. They
were planted in good time, and
the acreage is much larger than
formerly owing to the delay mentioned in the wheat seeding.
The raising of oats and barley is
profitable, and it is not necessary
to confine ourselves to the wheat
when reviewing the outlook.
Oats and barley are certain to
yield well this year, and it is not
unlikely that the returns from
these will show up better, in proportion, than those from wheat.
These cereals are no longer a
side-issue. They are big factors
in the general grain situation,
as they are in Ontario and in
many other parts of North
America where agriculture is the
leading industry. The yields
during the past few years
have demonstrated the comparative ease with which they can be
produced, while the high prices
which have prevailed, more particularly since the last harvest,
have encouraged the farmers to
deviate from the beaten path,
and to seek their revenue without being dependent on wheat.
Similkameen Division of Yale District. ,
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander
Henry Steven, of Summerland, B. C,
accountant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:���Commencing at a post,
planted at the south-east corner post of
Lot No. 1(16 (S.); thence south 40
chains; thence west 20 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence east 20 chains
to the point of commencement, and
containing 80 acres, more or less.
Dated at Summerland, B.C., 26th  of
May, 1909.
The Spoilers.
Copyright.  1905.  by  Rex  E.  Beach.
"Von wouldn't hint an old man, would
you? Wait! I'll be dowu in a minute."
lie scrambled up the stairs, tripping
ou his robe, seemingly forgetting his
niece till she called up to li Im sharply:
"Stop, Uncle Arthur! Yon mustn't
run awny." She stood erect nnd determined. "You wouldn't do thut. would
you? This is our house. You represent the law nud the dignity of the
government. You mustn't fear n mob
of ruffians. We will stay here and
meet theui, of (nurse."
"Good Lord!" snld Clenister. "That's
madness! These men aren't ruffians.
They are the best citizens of Nome.
You don't realize that this Is Alaska
and thut they have sworn to wipe out
McNamara's gang.   Come along."
"Thank you for your good Intentions," she snid. "but we hnve done
nothing to run away from. We will
get ready to meet these cowards. You
had better go or they will find you
She moved up the stairs nnd. taking
the judge by the win. led him witli
her. Of a sudden she had assumed
control of the situation unfalteringly,
aud both men felt the Impossibility of
thwarting her. Pausing at the top.
she turned and looked down.
"We ure grateful for your efforts
just the same.   Good night."
"Oh. I'm not going." said the young
man. "If you stick. I'll do the same."
He made the rounds of the first floor
rooms, locking doors and windows. As
a place of defense It wus hopeless, and
he saw that he would have to make his
stand upstairs. When sufficient time
bad elapsed, be called up to lloieu:
"May 1 come/
m "Y'es." she replied. Fo he n""erdeo:
to find Stlllman in the hull. btt'K
clothed and cowering, while by the
light from the front chamber he saw
Ler finishing her toilet.
"Won't you come witli me? It's our
last chance." She only shook her
head. "Well. then, put out ihe light
I'll stand at that front window, aud
when my eyes get used to the darkness
I'll be able to see them before they
reach the gate."
She did us directed, taking her place
beside him ut tlie opening, while the
judge crept in uud sat upon the bed,
his heavy breathing the only Bound In
the roam. The two young people stood
so close to each other that the sweet
scent of her person awoke In him an
almost Irresistible longing. He forgot
her treachery again, forgot that she
was another's, forgot all save that be
laved ber truly and purely, with n lave
which was like an agony ta bim, Her
shoulder blushed bis arm; be heard the
soft rustling of her garment at her
breast ns she breathed. Same one
passed in the street nnd she laid a
hand upon him fearfully. It was very
cold, very tiny aud very soft, but be
made rid move to take It. The moments dragged along, still, tense, interminable. Occasionally she leaned toward him, and he stooped to catch her
whispered words. Al such times her
breath bent warm against his cheek,
nud he closed bis teeth stubbornly.
Out lu tlie night u wolf dag snddened
the ulr. then enme the sound of others
wrangling and snarling In a nearby
corral. This is a chtckless land nnd
no cock crow breaks the midnight
pence. The surpeu-e enhanced the
judge's perturbation till his chattering
teeth sounded like castanets. Now and
then he groaned.
The watchers had lost track of time
when their strained eyes detected dark
blots materialising out of the shadows.
"There they come," whispered Olenlster. forcing her back from tlie aperture: bill she would not be denied, and
returned to his side.
As the foremost figure readied the
gate Hoy leaned forth und spake, not
loudly, but In tones that sliced through
Ihe silence, sharp, clean and without
"llu.lt! Don't come Inside the fence."
There wus an Instant's confusion: then.
before the men beneath hud time to
answer or take action, he continued:
"This is Hoy Clenister talking. I told
yati not ta molest these people, and I
warn you uguin. We're ready for
The lender spake. "You're a traitor.
He winced. "Perhaps I nm. You
betrayed me lirst. though; nnd. traitor
or uot, you enn't come into this house."
There was u murmur at this, and
some one sal 1:
"Miss (.'heater Is safe. All we witnl
Is the Judge. We won't ji-.mg hhn.
not if he'll wear this suit v. brought
along. He needn't lie afraid, Tar Is
good for the skin."
"Oh. my Cod!" groaned the limb of
the law.
Suddenly n mnn came runnlii't down
the plunked pavement and Into the
"McNamara's gone un.I so's tlie marshal and the rest." lie limited. There
was u moment's silence, und then the
leader growled to his men. "Scatter out
.and rush the house, hoys." He raised
his voice to the man In the window
"This Is your work, you damned turn
coat." Ills followers melted away to
rl-lit an.I left, vaulted the fence nnd
dodged Iuto the shelter of the walls
The click, click of Cleuister's Winches
ter sounded through the room, while
the sweat stoad out on him. He wondered   If  he could  do  tills  deed,  if  he
could really tire on these people. He
wondered if his muscles would uot
wither nnd paralyze liefore they obeyed his command.
Helen crowded ra-t him and. lean
Ing halt out of the opening, called
loudly, her voice ringing clear and
"Wait! Walt a moment! I have
something to say. Mr. Clenister did
not wurn tbem. Tbey thought yon
were going |��� attack Ihe mines, and
so they rode ont there before mid
night. I am telling you the truth.
really. They left hours ago," It was
the first sign she had made, and they
recognized her to a man.
There were uncertain inuttcrlngs below till a new man raised liis voice.
Both Hoy and Helen recognized Dextry.
"Hoys, we've overplayed. We don't
want these people .McNamara's our
incut. Old bald fuce up yonder has to
do what he's told, nnd I'm ag'in this
twenty to one midnight work. I'm
coin' home." There were some whisperings, Ihen the original spokesman
called for Judge Stillnian. Tbe old
mnn tottered to the window, u palsied,
terror stricken object. The girl wns
glad he could not he seen from below.
"We won't hurt you this time, Jud**e
but you've gone far enough. We'll
give you another chance: then, if yon
don't make good, we'll stretch you to
a lamp post.   Take this us a warning."
"I s-shall do my d-d-duty." said tho
The men disappeared Into the darkness, and when they had gone Glenls-
ter closed the window, pulled down the
shades and lighted a lamp. He knew
by how narrow n margin a tragedy
had heen averted. If he had tired 0:1
these men. his shot would have kindled
a feud which would liuve consumed
every vestige of the court crowd nnd
himself among them. lie would liiri-
fallen under a false banner, and his
life would not have reached lo Ihe
riext sunset. Perhaps it was forfeit
now. He could not tell. The vigilantes
would probably look upon his part ns
traitorous, and nt the very least he
had cut himself off from their support,
the only support tlie norlhlnnd offered
htm. Henceforth he was a renegade,
a pariah, hated alike by both factions
Me purposely avoided sight of Sllllmjin
and turned his bnck when the Judge
extended his bund with expressions of
gratitude. Ills work was done, and he
wished to leave this house. Helen followed him down to the door nnd as he
opened it laid her bund upon his sleeve.
"Words nre feeble things, and I can
never make amends for al! you've done
for us."
"For us!" cried Roy, with a break in
his voice. "Do you think 1 sacrificed
my honor, betrayed my friends, killed
my last hope, ostracized myself, for
'us?' This is the lasl lime I'll trouble
you, perhaps the lust lime I'll see you.
No matter whnt else you've done, however, you've taught me a lesson, and I
thank you for it. I have found myself
at lust. I'm not an Eskimo any longer.
I'm a man!"
"You've always been that." she said.
"I dou't understand as much about this
affair as I want to. nnd It seems to me
that uo one will e>:plnin it. I'm very
stupid. I guess. Hut won't you come
bnck tomorrow nnd tell It to me?"
"No," he sail roughly. "You're not
of my .people. .McNnmnrn nnd his nre
no friends of mine, anil I'm no friend
of theirs." He wus half down the
steps liefore she snld softly:
"Oood night, and Cod bless you���
She returned-to tbe Judge, who wa.i
lu n pitiable slate, and for u long time
she labored ta soothe him as though
he were n child. She undertook to
question him about the things which
lay uppermost lu her i::in 1 and which
this nl-ht had half revealed, but he
became fretful and Irritated at the
mention of mines an 1 mining. She sat
beside his bed till he Cozed off, puzzling to discover what lay behind the
hints she had heard till her brain and
body matched lu absolute weariness.
Tlie reflex of tlie ('.ay's, excitement sapped her strength till she could barely
creep to her own couch, where she
rolled and sighed, ton tired to sleep
at once. She awoke finally, with one
last nervous bicker, before complete
oblivion took her. A sentence was on
ber mind���it almost seemed as though
she had spoken It aloud:
"The handsomest woman in the
north -but Clenister ran away."
r::.\n".!:; XVI.
IT was nearly noon of the ne-:! day
When Helen invoke to find that
McXnninru had ri hien In from the
creek and stopped for breakfast
with the jndj e. lie bad nsked for bar,
but on hearing the tale of t'.ie ulght's
adventure would uot allow her to be
disturbed. Hater lie and (lie judge
had gone away together.
Although her judgment approve 1 the
step she hnd contemplated the ulght
liefore. slid the girl now felt a strange
reluctance to meet McNamara. It Is
true thnt she knew no lil of bim except
that Implied lu the accusations of certain embittered men. nnd she wns
ii'vuit that every strong nnd aggressive
diameter makes enemies In direct proportion to the qualities which lend
lim greatness. Nevertheless she wns
���iwnre of an Inner conflict thnt she hnd
net foreseen.    Tills man  who so con-
ttaenriy believed ihm sue womd marry
bim did not dominate her consclous-
The had ridden much of late, taking
long solitary gallops beside the shhn-
nieiing sea that she loved so well or
up the winding valleys into the foothills where echoed the roar of swift
waters or glinted the Cash of shovel
hludes. This morning her horse was
lame, so she determined to wa!k. In
her early rambles she bad looked timidly askance at the rough men she met
till she discovered their genuine respect and courtesy. The most unkempt among them were often college
bred, although for thnt mutter the
roughest of the miners showed nbun-
darit consideration for a woman. So
she was glad to allow the men to talk
to her with the fine freedom inspire 1
by the new country and its wide
spacei. 'llie wilderness breeds a chivalry all Its own.
'1 bus there seemed to he no danger
abroad, though they hnd told the girl
of mud dogs which roumed the city.
explaining that the hot weutlier uffects
powerfully the thick coated, shaggy
"mulanioots." This is the land of the
dog. nnd. wherens in winter his lot U
to labor and shiver and sturve, in summer he loafs, fights, grows fat aud
runs mad wilh the heat.
Helen walked far and. returning.
Chose an unfamiliar course through
the outskirts of the town to avoid
meeting any of the women she knew
because of that vivid memory of the
ulght hefore. As she walked swiftly
nlong she thought that she beard faint
cries far behind ber. Looking up. she
noted that it was a lonely, barren
quarter nnd that the only figure in
sight was n woman some distance
nway. A few paces farther on the
shouts recurred, more plainly this
time, nnd a gun shot sounded, dancing bock, she snw several men running, one bearing a smoking revolver,
nnd beard nearer still the snarling
hubbub of fighting dogs. In a flash
fhe girl's curiosity became horror, for
ns she watched one of the dogs mude
a sudden dash through the now subdued group of animals an 1 ran swiftly
along (he planking on which she stood.
II wns a handsome specimen of the
Hskhno mnlnmoot��� tall, gray nnd coated like a wolf, with the speed, strength
nnd cunning of Its cousin. Its head
hung low and swung from side to side
ns it trotted, the motion flecking foam
nnd slaver. The creature had scattered
tlie pack an! now, swift, menacing,
relentless, wns coming toward Helen.
There wns no shelter near, no fence,
no house, snve the distant one toward
which the other woman wns making
her way. Tlie men. too far nway to
protect her, shouted hoarse warnings.
Helen did uot scream or hesitate���
she turned and ran. terror stricken, to-
ward the distant cottage. She was
blind with fright and felt an utter certainty that the dog would attack her
before she could reach safety. Yes;
there wns the quick pntter of his pads
close up behind her. Her knees weakened. The sheltering door was yet
some yards nway. But a horse tethered near the walk reared and snorted as
the flying pair drew near. The mad
creature swerved, leaped at the horse's
logs and snapped In fury. Badly frightened ut this attack, the horse lunged at
his halter, broke it and galloped away,
but the delay bad served for Helen,
weak and faint, to reach the door. She
wrenched at the knob. It was locked.
As she turned hopelessly away she
saw tbat the other woman was directly behind her and was, in her turn,
awaiting the mad animal's onslaught
but calmly, a tiny revolver In her
"Shoot!" screamed Helen. "Why
don't you shoot?" The little gun
spoke, the dog spun around, snarling
ar.d yelping. The woman fired several
times more before " lay still nnd then
remarked calmly ns she "broke" the
weapon nnd ejected the sheds:
"The caliber is too small to be good
for much."
Helen sank down upon the steps.
"How well you shoot!" she gasped.
Her eyes  were  on   the   gray   bundle
whose dentil agonies had thrust It al-
"Shuni!" screamed. Helen.   "Why don'l
ytm shout t"
most to her feet. The men had run
t:;i iiiid were talking excitedly, but after a word with them the woman turned
to Helen.
"You must come in for n moment
and recover yourself," sho said and led
her inside.
It was a cozy room In which the girl
found herself���more thun thut, luxurious. Tliero-was u pM'tfb with scattered
music and many of the pretty, feminine things that Helen had not seen
since leaving home. The hostess had
stepped behind some curtains for an
Instant and was talking to her from
Hie next room.
'That Is the third mad dog I hnve
soe.i this mouth, Hydrophobia is becoming a habit in this neighborhood,"
S1k�� returned, bearing a tiny silver tray
with decanter and glasses.
"Y'ou're all unstrung, hut this brandy
will help you���if you don't object to n
swallow of it. Theu come right in
bere and lie down for a moment and
you'll be all right." She spake with
such genuine kindness and sympathy
that Helen flashed a grateful glance at
her. She was tall, slender, and with 11
peculiar undulating suggestion pi her
movements, as though she hud been
bred to tlie clinging 1'olf.s Of silken garments. Helen watched the charm of
her smile, the friendly solicitude of her
expression, and felt her heart warm
toward this oue kind woman in Nome.
"Y'ou're very goad." sho answered;
"but I'm all right now. I was badly
frightened. It was wonderful, your
saving me." She followed the other's
graceful motion ns she placed her burden on the tuble. and iu doing so gazed
Squarely at a photograph of hoy Clenister.
"Oh!" Helen exclaimed and then
paused ns It flashed over her who this
girl was. She looked nt her quickly,
Y'es. probably men would consider tho
woman beautiful, with thut smile.
The revelation came with a shock, and
she arose, trying to mask ber confusion.
"Thank you so much for your kindness. I'm quite myself now nud I
must go."
Her change of face could not escape
the quick perceptions of one schooled
by experience in the slights of her sex.
Times without number Cherry Malotte
bad marked that subtle, scornful
change In other women, nnd reviled
herself for heeding It. But In some
way this girl's manner hurt her worst
of all. She betrayed no sign, however,
save a widening of the eyes nnd a certain fixity of smile as she answered:
"I wish you would stay until you are
rested. Miss"��� Siie paused with outstretched hand.
"Chester. My name is Helen Chester.
I'm Judge Stillman's niece," hurried
the other. In embarrassment.
Cherry Malotte withdrew her proffered hand and her face grew hard aud
"Oh! So you are Miss Chester���and
I���saved you!"   She laughed harshly.
Helen strove for calmness. "I'm sorry yon feel thnt way," she said coolly.
"I appreciate your service to me." She
moved toward the door.
"Wait n moment. I want to talk to
you." Then, ns Helen paid no heed,
tlie' woman burst out bitterly: "Oh,
don't be afraid! I know you nre committing nn unpardonable sin by talking ta me, but no one will see you, nnd
in your code the crime lies in being
discovered. Therefore, you're quite
safe. That's what makes me an out-
east���I was found out. I want you to
know, however, thnt, bad as I am, I'm
hetter than you. for I'm loyal to those
thnt like me. and I dou't betray 1113
"I don't pretend to understand you."
said Helen coldly.
"Ob. yes. you do! Don't assume such
Innocence. Of course it's your role, but
you can't piny it with me." She stepped in front of her visitor, placing ber
buck against the door, while her face
was bitter and mocking. "The little
service I did you just now entitles me
to a privilege. I suppose, and I'm gaing
to take advantage of it to tell you how
badly your mask fits. Dreadfully rude
of me. isn't It? You're in with a fine
lot of crooks, and I admire tlie way
you've done your share of the dirty
work, but when you assume these
scandalized, supervirtuous airs it offends me."
"I.et me out!"
"I've done bad things," Cherry continued unheedingly. "but I was forced
Into them usually, and I never deliberately tried to wreck a man's life just
for his money."
"Whnt do you menu by saying thnt 1
hnve betrayed my friends and wrecked
anybody's life?" Helen demanded hotly.
"Bub! I bad you sized up at the
start, but Roy couldn't see it. Then
Struve told me what I hadn't guessed.
A bottle of wlue, a woman, and that
fool will tell all he knows. It's a great
game McNamara's playing, and be did
well to get you in on it, for you're
clever, your nerve is good, and your
makeup is great for the part. I ought
to know, for I've turned a few tricks
myself. You'll pardon this little burst
of folding���professional pique. I'm
Jealous of your ability, that's all. However, now that you realize we're In the
same class, don't look down on me
hereafter." She opened the door and
bowed her guest out with elaborate
Helen was too bewildered and humiliated to make much out uf this
vicious nud lucohereut attack except
the fact that Cherry Malotte accused
her of a part In this conspiracy which
every one seemed to believe existed.
Here again was that hint of corruption which she encountered on nil
sides. This might be merely a woman's jealousy, and yet she said Struve
hnd told her nil about It���that a bottle of wine and a pretty face would
make the lawyer disclose everything.
She could believe II from what she
knew nnd had heard of him. The
feeling thnt she wns groping in the
dark, that she was wrapped In 11 mysterious woof of secrecy, came over her
ir-nln ns It had so often of late. If
Struve talked to that other woman
why wouldn't he talk to her? She
paused, changing ber direction toward l-'rout street, revolving rapidly
in her mind as she went her course of
action, Cherry Malotte believed her
to lie nn nctress. Very well, she would
prove her Judgment right.
She found Struve busy In bis private
office, but lie leaped to his feet on her
entrance nnd came forward, offering
her n chnlr.
"Cood morning, Miss Helen. You
have n line color, considering the night
you passed, The judge told me all
nbout the affair, nnd let me state that
you're the pluckiest girl I know."
She smiled grimly at the .thought of i
Barefoot Bliss
The old days are gone when children could not go barefoot
without the risk of having feet cut by glass, pierced by rusty
tacks, or bruised by "stubbing." Shoe manufacturers have
adopted the Eastern idea and are manufacturing Sandals.
Children can now have all the joys of going barefoot and
none of the dangers.
A. H. WADE,   General Merchant
Phone 6.
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
The Domestic Water Question solved at
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Choices now available.
wmit mane tier checks glow an I Ian
pithily loosened the buttons of lie,
"I suppose you're very busy, you
lawyer men'.-" she Inquired.
"Yes. bul not to > busy to attend to
anything you want."
"Oh. I didn't come on business,"
she said lightly. "I was out walking
und merely sauntered In."
"Well. I appreciate that all the
more," he snld iu an altered tone
twisting liis chair about. "I'm more
than delighted." She judged she was
getting on well from the way liis professionalism  had dropped off.
"Yes, I get lire I of talking ti uncle
and Mr, McNnmnrn. They treat nans though I were a lil 11" girl."
"When do yon lake the fatal step?"
"What step do you mean?"
"Your marriage, When does it oc
cur? You needn't hesitate," he added
"McNainara told me about It a month
He felt his throat gingerly at the
thought, but his eyes brightened when
she answered lightly:
"I think you are mistaken. He must
have lieen Joking."
For some time she led him on adroitly, talking of many Ihings in a way to
make him wonder at her new and llip-
pant humor, lie had never dreamed
she could be like this���so tantnlkilngly
close to familiarity and yet so maddeningly aloof and distant, lie grew bolder in his sneeeh.
"How nre things goii-g with us?" she
questioned as ids warmth grew pronounced. "Uncle won't talk, and Mr.
McNamara is as close mouthed us can
be lately."
He looked at ber quickly. "In what
She summoned up her courage nnd
walked'past the ragged edge of uncertainty.
"Now. don't you try lo keep me In
short dresses too. It's getting wearisome. I've done my i art. and I want
to know what the rest of you nre doing." She was prepared for any answer.
"Whnt do you want to know?" he
asked cautiously.
"Everything. Don't yon think I can
hear what people are saying?"
"Oh, that's it: Well, don't you pay
any attention to what people say."
She recognized her mistake and continued hurriedly:
"Why shouldn't I? Aren't we all in
this together? I object to being used
nnd then discarded. 1 think I'm entitled to know how the scheme is working. Don't you think 1 can keep my
mouth shut?"
"Of course," he laughed, trying to
i-hange the .-eh'ecl nf their talk. Bul
she af'-ce and leaned ngnlnst the desk
ncai I' con life thai she would UOI
euve the office without piercing somi
ait of ihis mystery. His in.nine
treugtlii'iied her suspicion thill there
-,,-is something behind il all. This ills-
ipated. brllllillll creature knew the sh-
lallou thoroughly, and yet, though
iwuyed  by  her efforts,  he remained
���II,lined by cailllot). She leaned forward and smiled at hlin.
"You're Just like tbe others, aren't
you? You won't give me nny sntisi'ue-
:Ion at all."
"Hive, give, give," said Struve cynically. "Thnt's always tbe woman's
cry. Hive ine tills���give me thnt. Selfish sex! Why dou't you offer something in return? .Men at'u traders;
women usurers. You are curious;
hence miserable. I can help you, therefore I should do it for it smile. You
ask ire lo break my promises and risk
my honor on your caprice. Well. Unit's
womanlike, nnd I'll do It. I'll pill myself in yonr power, bul I won't do it
gratis,    No; we'll   trade."
"It isn't curiosity." she denied indignantly; "it Is my due."
"No; you've heard the common lalk
nnd grown suspicious. Hint's all. You
think I know something that will
throw n new light or a new shadow
on everything you hnve In the world,
and you're worked up to such n condition thnt you can't take your own
people's word; and, on the other hand,
you enn't go to strangers, so you come
to me. Suppose I tell you I had tbe
papers you brought tn me last spring
In Hint safe and thai Ihey told the
whole story���Whether your uncle is
uniinpouchulilo or whether he deserved
hanging by that mob���whnt would you
do, eh?    What would you give to .-���ee
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
May 11)09:
I 64     34
2 82J  37
3 87  46
4 04   29
5 60   34
6 561  40
7 (12  30
8 78J 43
9 54  33
10 601  30
11 i.,68  30
12 76  36
13 61*  31
14 78"  .11.
16 61   34
16 65  38
17 67   85
18 741  49
19 69  47
20 65  40
21 641 33
22 66  41
23 72   41
24 724  48
25 79  57
26 65  54
27 571 40
28 67  45
29 73   401
30 73   401
31 801 52
The total rainfall was 1.30 inches.
them? Well, they're there and ready
to speak for themselves. If you're a
woman you won't rest till you've seen
tbem.    Will yon trade?"
"Yes. yes! (live them to me." she
cried eagerly, nt which a wave of
crimson rushed up t:> his eyes and he
rose abruptly from his chair, lie made
toward her. but she retreated tj the
wall, pale and wide eyed.
"Can't you see," she Hung at him.
"that I must know?"
lie paused. "Of course I can. but
I want a kiss tn bind the bargain���to
apply on account." He reached for
her baud with his own hot one, but
she pushed him awny nnd slipped past
him toward the door.
"Suit yourself," snld he. "but If I'm
not mistaken you'll never rest till
you've seen those papers, I've studied
you. nnd I'll place a bet that you can't
marry McNamara or look your uncle
in the eye till you know the truth.
You might do either if you knew them
to be crooks, but you couldn't if you
only suspected it that's the woman.
When you get ready, come back. I'll
show yon proof, because I don't ciuini
to he anything but what I am Wilton
Struve. bargainor of some mean ability. When Ihey come to Inscribe my
headstone 1 hope they can carve thereon with truth, 'lie got value received.' "
"You're a panther," she said loath-
"Graceful nnd elegant brute, that,"
he laughed. "AITcetionuto and full of
play, but Willi sharp teeth and sharper
claws. To follow mil the Idea, which
pleases ine, I believe the creature owes
in loyalty In its fellows, and hunts
alone. Now. when you've followed this
conspiracy OUl and placed the blnine
where it belongs, won't you come anil
tell me alioul it? Thai door leads into
an outer hall which opens Into the
street. No one will see you come or
As She hurried along she wondered
dazedly why she had stayed to listen
so I ing. Wliii a monster be was! His
moaning wns plain, had always been
so from Ihe lirst day lie laid eyes on
her, and he was utterly conscienceless.
She bad known all Ibis: and yet. 111 her
proud, youthful conlidence, aud in her
nerd, every hour more desperate and
urgent, ti know the truth, she hud
dared risk herself wltb him. Withal,
the ni.-in was shrewd aud observant
and had divined her mental condition
witli remarkable sagacity. She had
failed with him; but the kirl uow knew
that she could never rest till she found
111] answer to her questions. She must
kill this suspicion Unit ate info her so.
(To be continued.)
Subscription $1.00 Year. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., JUNE 19, 1909.
Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Acres;
abjut 30 acres can be cultivated and
watered ; over 1 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 log 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
office, or to F. G. ANDERSON,
Summerland, B. C.
"Dominion" Mineral Claim
Situate in the Osoyoos Mining Division
of Yale District.
Where located���Pearson Mountain.
Take notice that I, Alexander Ford,
Free Miners Certificate No. B 96068,
intend 60 days from date hereof to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of securing a Crown Grant of
the above named claim.
And further take notice that action
under Section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of May, A.D., 1909.
Business block on Main Street; two
storey with two compartments downstairs and hall upstairs, $2,500. Lot 63,
seven and one-half acres on Fairview
Road, $2,200. J. D. McDonald,
12-tf Potlatch, Idaho.
Well bred and well fed Berkshire
Pigs, from 2 to 7 months old. Price
48-2 Okanagan Falls.
A good general servant to cook and do
1 ou ework.   Waeres not to exceed $20
per month.   Apply through
Four lots on Main St.; two corners.
Two buildings, store and private house,
with well inside. Opposite Methodist
church. $2,500 for two lots with buildings on, and $800 for other two. For
cash. Apply
The only preparation on the market that will
Kill Bud Moth, Catapillars, Codlin Moths.Aphis,
Scale, Bark lice, Brown Tail Moth, San Jose
scale, and Cherry Slugs. Improves the foliage.
Ready for use in a few minutes. Ne experiment���thoroughly tested by Experimental
Stations.   Ask for Booklet of testimonials.
-FOR sale at-
Main's Pharmacy
Goods delivered to any part
of the town daily.
Prompt attention given to mail
Phone 21. P. O. Box 203.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
WATER ACT, 1909.
NOTICE is herby given that the
undersigned intends applying to the
Lieutenant Governor in Council on the
21st day of June 1909 for approval of his
undertaking as to the construction of
works for the storage of water at
Lower Marron Lake near the north
west comer of Lot 2531 Group 1 Osoyoos, by means of a dam near the
outlet of the said lake, said dam
being situated on Lot 2531 Osoyoos
Division of Yale. The maps and plans
of above undertaking will be open to
public inspection at the Engineer's
office at Townsite Kaleden, Dog Lake,
until the above mentioned date 9 a. m.
to 3 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted. JAMES RITCHIE.
45-4 per F. H. Latimer.
Penticton, B. C, May, 17th, 1909.
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All water rates for 1909 are now due.       Water will not be delivered to those who have not paid the irrigation rate for 1908.
All requests for water, the turning off of same and the regulation of it in any manner as affecting the Company's flumes or ditches,
must be made by application at our office or of our water superintendent and foreman.
Individuals dealing with the water without permission are liable to cause serious injury not only to the property of the Company but
to other properties as well.
We must ask those using water to join with us in a rigid observance of the rules.
The Southern Okanagan Land Company,
Trees Trees Trees
Layritz Nurseries,
Victoria, B. C.
We have a fine stock of all the leading
varieties on hand.
All stock is propagated   from  fruiting
trees rendering practically no risk
regarding untrueness to name.
Write for catalogue
and price list to our local representative
KELOWNA,       -        15. C.
Another car of
McLaughlin    Carriages
Aiso a
Car of Cockshutt  Goods
Comprising the following :���
Adams'   Log   Trucks,   Adams'
Teaming  Trucks,   Adams' one-
horse   Wagons    (low   wheels),
Adams' Lorries and Drays.
Cockshutt 3, 2, and 1-horse
Cockshutt Drag and Lever and
Spring-Tooth Harrows.
Cockshutt Wheel Scrapers and
Drag Scrapers.
Cockshutt 1-horse Cultivators.
Cockshutt Potato Diggers.
Also Bolster Springs, Light and
Heavy Harness, Sharpies Cream
Separators, I. H. C. Gas Engines,
Ideal Pumping Plants, etc.
Call and Inspect our Stock.
Rowdtffe Block
Is now open for Portraiture
Other  days  by appointment
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
(Continued from page 1)
could do would be much appreciated.
The meeting Wednesday was
called to get a representative
committea to make these investigations, and I was sorry to see
the half-hearted spirit the proposition was received in. Even
if a satisfactory arrangement
coull be made, the ratepayers
are not bound to take it. We
need co-operatbn, and I sincerely trust a better spirit to assist
in the development of the town
will be shewn in future matters
which may coma up.
Thanking you for your space,
I am yours truly,
J. J. Hunter.
To the Editor of Tun I'knticton PRESS:
Dear Sir :���As a property
owner and ratepayer of Penticton, though at present an absentee, I desire to express the ardent
hope that the Council of the
Municipality will at once avail
themselves of the opportunity
which I understand is presented
of acquiring an undivided control of the water supply and
possession of the distributing
system. The water supply and
its distribution is to my mind
TH3 question of MOST VITAL IMPORTANCE to Penticton, and the
Municipality is exceedingly for-
t mate in having presented to it
this opportunity of acquiring
possession. I would say do it
NOW. Yours truly,
H. H. Gaetz.
Red Deer, Alta., June 15, 1909.
To the Editor of Tun I'knticton PRESS!
Dear Sir:���Knowing that fruit
growers in Penticton are, like
fruit growers in other districts,
always glad to learn the opinions
formed by visitors, I feel sure
that, as a fruit grower from an
adjacent district and having the
welfare and future prosperity of
the whole Valley at heart, you
will pardon me if I occupy space
in your paper in trying to counteract some of the exaggerated
reports prevailing on the outside,
especially in the East, as to the!
amount of damage done in the
orchards during the past winter.
On Tuesday, 8th inst., I had
the pleasure of being driven overj
the Penticton benches and seeing
for myself the actual damage
done in the different orchards.
I might say that, from rumors
even at such a short distance
away as Peachland, I was quite
prepared to see a big amount of
wholesale destruction, but after
completing the drive I can most
heartily congratulate the Penticton district on a comparatively
small loss. Whilst recognizing
the fact that several orchards
have been very severely dam
aged, and others again damaged
in a lesser degree, I consider,
taking the benehes as a whole,
that the loss all told is comparatively slight. The knowledge
that the peach belts to the south
of the Lino, with a big reputation
as peach growing districts, have
been very severely' damaged,
must convince even the most
pessimistic in your district that
peach growing as a commercial
proposition in this valley has a
big future. The amount of fruit
to be shipped next year will be
enormous, and the present lofs
of trees, by then, will never Le
noticed. It seems a pity that so
many persons, by design or ignorance, should be so given to
exaggeration, as it serves no
good purpose, and is untrue.
I might say, in conclusion, that
we in Peachland have also suffered from the grossly unverified
reports, our damage being in
proportion to your district, and
that Peachland, Summerland and
Penticton will be shipping large
quantities of all fruits next year,
peaches forming the greater
Thanking you in conclusion,
Yours truly,
John L. Vicary.
Peachland, 9th June, 1909.
Lawn Sprinklers.        Rubber Hose.        Sheet Packing.
White Lead, Oil, Mixed Paints, Agate Wall Finish.
The Brown Brothers Company
Nurserymen,   -   of Ontario
Are extensive growers of al! kinds of Fruit Trees, Shrubs. Roses, and Ornamental Trees, and
the members of the tirm are all practical nurserymen of 25 years experience, and have built up
the most successful and extensive business of the kind in Canada.
The growing of the stock, as well as every other detail in connection with the work, is
personally superintended by the individual members of the firm, and they work on the plan that
the beHt is none too (rood for their customers.
We have made large shipments of trees Into the Okanagan Valley and can give the names
of the largest planters in that district, who have planted our stock successfully, if desired.
Our trees are grown in the famous Niagara district, in Ontario, in a climate very similar
to that of the Okanagan Valley, and our trees are consequently better suited to the needs of
planters there, than are the Coast stock, being more hardy in the wood, with a more abundant
supply of fibrous roots, which count for much in making an investment in an orchard a safe and
permanent one.
We shall be pleased to hear from prospective planters, with a view to supplying them with
the best grade of trees, true to name.
We wish to secure the services of a good reliable man to represent us at Penticton and
vicinity, and will make liberal terms to the right party, for all, or a part of his time.
Write for terms, prices, etc., to
CHAS. L. TROTTER, Manager,
Brown Brothers Company, Nurserymen, Ltd.,
1125 8th Ave., Vancouver, B. C.
National Irrigation Congress.
The Seventeenth National Irrigation Congress meets in Spokane August 9-14 next, for the
consideration of and action on.
irrigation, drainage, forestry,
deep waterways, good roads and
home building.
Regarding the importance of
the work of the National Irrigation Congress, which will have its
17th session in Spokane, August
9-14, R. Insinger, Chairman of
the Board of Works, says:
"The National reclamation act
was passed in 1902. At that
time there were in the Government's name, in the 15 states
affected, 600,000,000 acres of
arid land, of which it was estimated possible to reclaim sufficient to support 50.000,000
people. By 1911 the Reclamation!
Service will have reclaimed nearly 2,000,000 acres, at an estimated cost of $70,000,000. There
are 40,000,000 of arid lands
susceptible to reclamation by irrigation. The construction cost of
reclamation by works is returned to the government from the
sale of land, the proceeds to be
again used in futhering irrigation
developement. Irrigation is
making a garden spot and an
empire of the 'Great American
Desert', and the work of the irrigation congresss is yet in its infancy'.
George E. Barstow of Barstow,
Texas is president of the congress; B. A. Fowler, Phoenix,
Arizona, secretary; R. Insinger
of Spokane, chairman of the
board of control; and Arthur
Hooker, Spokane, secretary of
the board of control.
Mrs. D.D. Lapsley of Summer-
land visited friends here on
Mrs. R. C. Lipsett, of Summer-
land, came up on Friday morning
to spend a short time with her
sister, Mrs. J. B. Robinson.
L. D. McCall made a business
trip up the lake on Friday, returning the same day.
The Girls' Handicraft Club
met at the home of Miss Annie
Houston on Thursday afternoon.
Rev. J. J. Nixon made a trip
to Kelowna on Friday to witness
the base ball game played between the home team and Summerland.
Mr. Thos. Beveridge, of Calgary. Alta., is paying his sister,
Mrs. H. B. Cossar, a visit.
Lieut. Gov. G. H. V. Bulyea
and Mrs. Bulyea and party arrived from the Government house,
Regina, on Friday night. They
intend spending the summer in
our midst in their pretty home
on Beach Avenue,
J. M. Robinson and a merry
party of young people came up in
the gasoline launch, "Naramata," on Saturday afternoon.
They were entertained during
their  stay  by  Mr.   Robinson's
sister, Mrs. McDougald.
Mrs. Seaton was a passenger
to Summerland on Monday night.
Mr. W. Coldham made a trip to
Kelowna on Tuesday morning
returning the same day.
The monthly meeting of the
W. C. T. U. was held at Mrs.
Seaton's home on Tuesday afternoon.
T. Guy is starting up an ice
cream parlor and general confectionery store in his new building
on Main St,
For sale���$30.00���complete new set of
works of Dickens, and 2 new Lawn
Mowers���or exchange.   Apply
Tenders will be received by the
undersigned up to and including the
30th day of June, 1909, for the erection
of a magazine on the property of the
Giant Powder Co., Penticton, the same
to be of peeled logs not less than 10 in.
in diameter at the small end. Inside
measurements to be 15 ft. long by 12 ft.
wide by 8 ft. high in rear and 10 ft.
high in front above floor. Shed roof
with 8 in. of earth on top of 1 in. plank
and 1 in. plank battened over all. Floor
to be 1 in. plank 18 in. above the
ground. Double doors; inner door of
2x4 edge, lined on outside with J in.
sheet iron, opening inwards; outer door
to be made of 2 in. plank connected by
i in. straps of iron. Staples for hasp
and padlock to be secured inside by
clamp or screw nut to insure against?*
being pulled out. Four ventilators on
each end of the building; two on floor
level and two 8 ft. 6 in. from the floor,
so protected on the outside as to prevent rain beating in. One ventilator
in centre of roof to be made of 6 in.
galvanized sheet iron pipe with hood.
Building to be chinked outside and in
above floor with wood strip wedges.
Logs to be dovetailed at corners and
cut flush with sides of building.
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
Penticton, B. C, June 17, 1909.


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