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VOL. 3.    No. 11.
PENTICTON, B.C.. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
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THE  CANADIAN   BANK        Local and Personal
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OF COMMERCE
HEAD OFFICE, TORONTO.
ESTABLISHED 1867 .
b. b. walker, President. I 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.
SAVINGS    BANK    DEPARTMENT
Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at
current rates.     Accounts may be opened in the names of
two or m re peis ns and withdrawals made by
any one of thein or by the survivor.
Penticton Branch
J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
A. B. Campbell.
A. E. Kay.
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MINION GOVERNMENT, and carries a deposit with the   *
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Positively the lowest rate-;.   See me before insuring.
sound companies represented.
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DIGNAN and WEEKS. Proprietors.
If you /ant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always
got teams just when you want thorn. 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.
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Penticton Stage and Livery
Stables.
Stage Connects with St��amr'r "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage lo Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at 6 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.
WORLD-FAMED
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"K" Boots are becoming more popular every day
and are finding their way to all quarters of the
globe.     Their success is due to the fact of having
BOTH STYLE AND WEARING QUALITY
combined. We are sole agents.
A.   H. WADE
Groceries, Provisions, Boots. Shoes, Furnishings
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
J. R. Brown, of Fairview, was
in town Tuesday.
M. Nicholson is making extensive alterations in his house.
See ad. of W. S. Munson, successor to Crowley & Co., on another page.
H. Leir returned on Wednesday after a few weeks' absence
at the coast.
Miss. M. Clement, of Kelowna,
is at present visiting Mr. and
Mrs. W. J. Clement.
Mr. Eli Duncan and the Misses
Duncan have been guests at the
Hotel Penticton for Ihe past
week.
A. Boyer, of Kelowna, representing Layritz's nurseries, spent
a number of days in town this
week.
H. Main is disposing of his
stock of stationery at less than
cost. The entire stock must be
closed out in the next ten days.
It is reported on good authority that the C. P. R. will construct a wharf at this end of the
lake during the coming summer.
Remember the annual Fire Brigade ball to be held Monday evening in Steward's Hall. The proceeds will be devoted to fire protection.
W. Miller, of Souris, Man., is
at present visiting his cousin, H.
Huycke. He is well pleased
with the country and intends to
return in June with his wife,
when he will probably locate
here.
Mrs. W. J. Clement held her
post nuptial reception on Thursday. Mrs. W. R. King poured
the tea, while the Misses Thompson received. A most enjoyable
afternoon and evening were
spent.
Chas. Burtch and family have
returned to their old home in
Penticton after a residence in
Summerland for about two years.
Mr. Burtch will be connected
with W. S. Munson's butcher
business.
R. A. Wyllie and family ai rived from Winnipeg on Friday,
the 5th, to make their home in
Penticton in future. Mr. Wyllie
spent some time here over two
years ago, at which time he purchased property.
Tickets at 75 cts. and 50 cts,
are now for sale at Steward's
store for the Musical and Dram-
itic entertainment to be given
>n Monday, the 22nd inst. in aid
)f the building fund of St. Saviour's church. Don't mis3 a
treat.
The members of the W. C. T.
U. will give an at home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, Francis Will-
ird's memorial day. There will
oe a paper read on Francis Will-
ard; also music. Hours from 3
to 5 p. m. All will be made
welcome.
Arrangements have been made
for the holding of a public meeting in Barnes' Hall at 8 o.clock
on Wednesday evening to discuss the organization of a reading room and library, and it is
hoped that all those who have
the subject at heart will make it
a point to be present and assist
i n the good work.
The annual meeting of the Pen-
ti 'ton Tennis Club wilt he held in
t'le room over the S. O. Land
Co's office, on Friday evening,
Feb. 19th at 8 o'clock when important matters will cr me before
the Club for consideration, and
the election of officers for the
coming year will take place. It
is particularly requested that any
person taking an mterest in Tennis, whether a member of the
I Club or not, should attend.
Chas.  Young,   of Peachland.
has been renewing old acquaint-
ances in Penticton  during the;
past week.    Mr.   Young is very j
favorably   impressed   with   the:
town, and is anxious to dispose
of his Peachland  property in or- j
der to come to Penticton  to re-
side, where,  he says, he would j
have lots of  "terra  firma" toi
walk on without feeling nervous
of falling into some other fellow's lot.
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The Literary.
The meeting of the Literary
Society was cancelled this week,
but don't miss next week's meeting. R. Wilton, secretary of the
School Board is offering a prize
of $5 for the best essay on the
subject, "Penticton, its resources, needs and future prospects. '' The competition is open
to all, old and young, and the
competitors will read their own
papers before the Society. Mr.
Wilton is offering a further prize
of $3 to pupils of the public
school for an essay on "How to
make Penticton a model town."
The reading of papers on the
above subjects should prove, not
merely interesting, but instructive, and Mr. Wilton is deserving
of credit for his public-spirited-
nes��. It is hoped that there will
be a large number of competitors.
Music will be supplied by the
orchestra.
A Distinguished Visitor.
Rev. Geo. McDougald, D. D.,
the noted Indian missionary and
diplomat, of Alberta, spent a
couple of days in Penticton this
week. Mr. McDougald, though
an elderly man, has spent practically all his life in his efforts to
Christianize and civilize the Red
Man of the plains. He is now
engaged by the Dominion government as a commissioner to
look into Indian affairs in this
province. After visiting the
Indian reservation here, he left
on Wednesday for Keremeos and
other points to the south where
there are large reservations.
To Mr. McDougald's influence
was due the fact that the naturally warlike Indians, the Black-
feet, Bloods, Stoneys and other
tribes of Alberta, did not join
Riel in the rebellion of 1885,
thus doubtless saving hundreds
of lives. Recently, as agent of
the government, he was successful in settling the vexed Douk-
habour land question in the
Northwest.
A number of books on Indian
and pioneer life on the plains are
from the pen of Mr. McDougald,
the last of the series being,
"White Buffalo," the first edition of which appeared recently.
Anniversary Services and Lecture
The Anrfi��ejsifiT^f^ggef    Herewith w
the Methodist Church will be held
next Sunday, Feb. 14th, both
morning and evening. Also on
that day B. C. Methodism is celebrating its 50th Anniversary
and this feature will be included j
in Sunbay's services. Rev. Dr.;
Osterhout, of Vernon, has been
secured as the preacher of the
day. Special music is being prepared. All are invited to these
services.
On Monday evening, at 8 o'clock
Dr. Osterhout will deliver his illustrated lecture " B. C. Indians
and their folk-lore ", in the Methodist Church. An admission fee
will be charged.
The Public Reading Room.
Penticton Board of Trade.
An extraordinary general
meeting of the Penticton Board
of Trade was held in Steward's
Hall last Saturday evening. A
fair number of members were
present.
The principal business transacted was a resolution to the Associated Boards of Trade stating
that in the proposed re-distribution of .the Electoral Districts of
the Okanagan we agreed with
them that there should be more
representation in the Legislature
than at present, but objected to
the limits of the southern division, as not being to Penticton's
best interests.
Another matter of general interest was brought up, namely,
that of taking proper steps to
advertise Penticton, as it wa?
felt that this town was at a great
disadvantage, in view of the fact
that other towns on the lake
were advertising extensively. As
the general feeling appeared to
be that the expense of this should
be borne by the whole community, a commity was appointed to
wait on the Council and ask for
an appropriation.
The executive would like to
see a renewed interest taken in
the work of the Board of Trade.
The officers are all men who are
willing to devote considerable of
their time to the interests of the
town and community, and are
deserving of all support.
Dance at Hedley.
A most successful and enjoyable masquerade ball was given
by the citizens of Pledlev on the
evening of Friday, the 5th inst.
A large number of guests were
present from outside points, Penticton being represented by a
party of four. The music was
all that could be desired and the
lunch served was excellent.
Dancing continued until about
four o'clock next morning.
The iudges for the costumes
were Miss Armstrong and Messrs.
Clark and Summers, the prizes
being awarded as follows: Best
dressed lady, Miss Kirby, of
Keremeos,as "Queen Elizabeth;"
best representative costume, Miss
Phelps, of Keremeos, as "Queen
of Snows;" best representative
costume, Frank Robsden, of
Hedley, as "Indian;" best costume (acted), Robt. Clare, as
"23Skiddoo."
Dance at the Falls.
Last Friday evening the Alexandra Hotel presented a scene of
gaiety and brilliance never surpassed in the history of the
| southern end of the Valley. The
| occasion was a dance and supper
given by Messrs. Arnott & Hine,
the popular proprietors of this
enterprising hostelry. The guests
came from far and near, but
chiefly from Penticton and Fair-
view. The spacious dining-room,
though gaily festooned with
flowers and bunting, served but
as a foil to the sparkling eyes,
glowing cheeks and resplendent
gowns of the elite of Okanagan's
youth and beauty. Dancing was
begun at eight and continued
uninterruptedly to the charming
e publish a letter
that contains a number of valuable suggestions to those interested in the establishment of a reading room and library in Penticton : ���
Peachland, Feb. 9th, 190?.
W. J. Clement, Esq.,
Penticton.
Dear Sir, -1 am afraid I have
been a little slow in answering
your questions about our reading
room. I am very much pleased
that a movement for one is on
foot in Penticton. They have a
very excellent one in Kelowna.
Yes, the questions of rent aid
caretaking are hard ones. Our
room is a part of the church and
we pay no rent. The room in
Kelowna is donated by Dr.
Boyce. As to caretaking, for
the first two years wo had no
caretaker; I looked after it myself. Since then we have been
paying a small sum, six dollars
a month. But a great deal of
work is done free outside of that.
Of course our reading room and
library are looked upon as a part
of our church work and is hardly expected to pay for itself.
Our rules are: 1st���The reading
room is open to the public; 2nd -
The library is open to subscribers
of $2.00 per annum. Of course
some of our people give much
more than that. The whole
thing has grown up by degrees.
We had the room to start with;
by degrees we added chairs,
tables, pictures, magazines and
papers. We began with a stove
and a table and a few borrowed
chairs. The second year we began the library. We got a government library of 80 volumes
and a loan library of 33 volumes
from McGill University and purchased perhaps one hundred
volumes. We have added some
each year and exchanged tho
McGill library so that we always
had in the fall upwards of 100
new volumes. I suppose we have
in all now about 500 volumes
with a lot of maps, pictures,
pamphlets, etc. By writing to
the Minister of the Interior at
Ottawa you can get a lot of
material of that sort. The Minister of Agriculture will also send
you reports and bulletins. I am
asking for a copy of Hansard.
You can no doubt furnish a lot
of exchanges.
The whole secret is to get a
room; then get somebody with
plenty of enthusiasm and a little
time to spare, and let him keep
pounding away at it, getting
everything he can for nothing,
and asking everybody for a donation. Go after the big fish for
big subscriptions, but don't miss
any of the little fellows. Everybody who gives a dollar will be
interested to that extent in the
institution. Somebody will give
you a few chairs, or a little lumber to make a bookcase, and
some good-natured carpenter will
perhaps make it for you. The
ladies will get you pictures, books--,
etc.   You can get daily papeis
and enthralling strains of a dis- for nothing and magazines at re
tinguished orchestra.    The pro-
1 gramme of dances, arranged by
the energetic and efficient Master
of Ceremonies, Mr. Top Bassett,
was carried out most successfully.   After a most recherche sup-
I per, in which the  skill and  re-
: sources of Chef George Bullen
| were amply displayed,  the en-
i trancing gyrations of the waltz
were again resumed and continued until its strains were mingled with the lark's shrill pipe
coming  at  daybreak from the
fallow.   Undeterred by the glowing axles of the chariot of the
dawn, the votaries of the dance
kept up the mazy measure till
the inevitable in the guise of a
duced prices, and if you sell the
magazines at the beginning of
the season you will almost get
their whole cost. Many people
will willingly give you books,
and by getting in touch with
secon i-hand bookstores and The
Tabbard Inn Library, etc., you
can get fairly modern books at
very low prices. Then, you can
buy good standard books, well
bound, in the Old Country for
from 6d up. You, of course,
know "Everyman's. Library"!'
Well, Nelson's, and Cassell'?,
and Collins' have much the same
sort of thing.
I am sure I wish you all success. Don't you think we should
ask the Government to assist
such institutions, as they do in
Ontario ? They duplicate the
amount raised by the people for
mud-bespattered stage  brought
to a close an entertainment which library purposes.
will ever live in the minds of the j iTours truly,
participants. C. W. Whyte THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
THE PENTICTON PRESS
ISSUED    EVERY    SATURDAY   AT
PENTICTON, B.C. BY
W. J. CLEMENT.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
Advance.    Foreign, $1.50.
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements ���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c;
for each additional insertion, 'Jlic.
Lodge No'kes, Professional Ci.ids, &c.
$1.0U per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices���30 ''ays, $5;
60 (lays, $7.
Legal Advertising���First insertion, in
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
16c. per line, lirst insertion; 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements���Kates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertise-
m Mits must be in the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in tbe next issue.
Sinjjle Tax.
We published in last issue a
letter by "Citizen" expressing
opinions at variance with those
of Single Taxers. Space would
not permit our making any reference to this letter in last week's
edition, but we feel that a question of such vital importance to
the community should be studied
ctrefully and viewed from every
standpoint.
We believe, with "Citizen,"
that we have a good town, that
it has healthy business prospects,
and that, further, whether the
principles of single tax are applied here or not the future importance of the place is assured.
However, the desire of the citizens of Penticton should ever be
t) make prosperous more prosperous.
It appears to us that "Citizen"
takes an exaggerated view of
the situation, or it may be that
h 3 merely sees the same truth
from another standpoint. In the
first place it might be well to explain what we mean by the term
"Single Tax." As outlined by
Henry George it means taxation
upon land values only. That is
all improvements, whether in
town or country, buildings, machinery, live stock, goods in
stores, tools of industry.orchards,
the enhanced value land receives
from cultivation, or in short all
products of industry should be
exempt from taxation. The
principle it works upon is that to
lax industry is to retard industry. It says in effect that all
taxation on improvements, or industry in general, must come out
of the consumer, and the object
of governments should be not to
reduce the standard of living by
increasing the cost of articles of
consumption, but to raise the
standard of living by reducing
the cost of such articles. Let us
illustrate the manner in which
taxes levied upon improvements
are paid by the consumer. You i
own a lot for which you are assessed five hundred dollars. You
erect a house upon it and immediately find your assessment
raised to fifteen hundred dollars. ���
I n order to make interest on your i
capital invested you are obliged
to charge a larger rental than
you otherwise would have done.
In the case of a building occupied as a store, the merchant
merely adds the extra rent to;
the price of his goods, or, if he;
owns the building himself, he is
obliged to make his customers
pay his taxes as he must have a
living profit on his goods over all
running expenses.
There is one important differ-
ence between the principles of
single tax as advocated  by the!
political economists and the way
it is being applied in actual cir-!
cumstances.   The economists say
that taxes should be levied to
the full  rental  value.     If that j
werj   carried   out" in   practise
every parcel of land a man was ���
not   able   to   work   individually
would immediately revert to the |
government,   for  he   could   notj
a Tor J to own property and pay
the governmant the  same rent
which he received for it.    Single
lax in this extreme  ssnse  is a
bea it'ful theory which would at
once render the government, or
the people collectively, fabulously rich, while it would eliminate
the possibility for speculation in
landed property. Thus nobody
would become rich because each
would have only what he produced by his own individual
labors after paying rent to the
government for the land he occupied. On the other hand, probably nobody would be poor so
long as he were able and willing
t) work.
The desire to speculate and the
personal incentative to industry
resultant therefrom, is likely to
prevent the single tax of the
theorist from ever being applied
in practise. However, the taxing of improved and unimproved
lands equally has worked well
where the system has been applied. Instead of paying the full
rental value, the taxes are normal, and real estate prices are
not materially effected. The man
I A'ho improves his property  pays
; a little less and the man who
does not improve his pays a little
more than he would under the
method of taxation now in vogue
in this province. Thus no serious
harden is imposed upon anybody,
: while the people who are develop-
I ing the country, and thus increasing the value of the property of
i the speculators,  are given fair
! treatment.
We agree with " citizen" that
we do not want a lot of untenanted buildings in town, but we also
insist that those who at present
| own untenanted buildings should
not be taxed more than those who
merely own lots in similiar locations.
Let us apply the principle of
taxation upon land values only
��� to our fruit lands. All will agree
that the man who cultivates  his
��� lot and plants out an orchard is
a source of wealth to the entire
co nmunity, while the man who
holds his unimproved is a decided
injury. Why then should we
ta <. the man  who is a benefit
I more than the one who is a hindrance ? If there should be any
j difference in their treatment, the
!just thinker will say that the
useful citizen should be given
the preference.
The amount of unimproved
property in Penticton exceeds
that which is improved to such
an extent that the revenue lost
by the elimination of taxes upon
improvements could be made up
by a slight increase upon the unimproved portions. This would
not make the holding of property for speculative purposes prohibitive, but would tend to keep
values nominal. At present the
prices asked for Main Street
property are far above normal
a id that portion of the town is
suffering in consequence. We
believe that, while a few additional dollars in taxes would not
force the owners to sell at reduced prices, it would compel
them to pay their just portion
towards the maintenance of public works. There are unoccupied
business locations in Penticton
at present that could not be
bought for several thousands of
dollars. We do not maintain
that the owners should be forced
to build upon them, but we do
maintain that those properties
should be assessed at the prices
their owners ask for them. If
this were done it would not be
necessary to assess improvements in order to raise the revenue that would be required to
carry on all necessary public
works in Penticton.
We cannot speak authorative-
ly as to the number of eastern
provinces that have adopted the
principle of taxation on land
values, as applied to farm properties, but we do know that the
system has worked well throughout the province of Manitoba for
over twenty years. In that
province the industrious homesteader pays just the same and
no more taxes on his improved
quarter section than does the
speculator who owns the unimproved quarter section adjoining.
A system of equal taxation is, to
our mind,  the onlv method  by
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CHURCH SERVICES
St. Saviour's Church. Fairview Avenue : Vicar.
Kev. J. A. Cleland. Celebration of Holy Communion the Iht and 8rd Sundays of the mt.nth
alter 11 o'clock matins; the 2nd Sunday at n a.
in. Morning prayer at 11 a.m. Evensong at
7:110 p.m.
Presbyterian services each Sunday in Steward's
Hall at 11 a.m. or 730 p.m.    Eev. Jas. Hood.
pastor.
Bapti-it services each Sunday in Steward's Hall,
at 11 a. ni. or 7::<J p. rn. Kev. A. S. Baker,
pastor.
Presbyterian  and   Baptist   services   alternate,
morninjr and evening.
Methodist services in church each Sunday at 11 a
rn. and 7:30 p.m.;   Sunday School 2:15 p.m.
l'ra.v. r meetir.Bs H p.m. on Wednesday.    Kev
K. W. Hibbert, pastor.
l"ounir  Peoples' Christian  Union   meets  in   the
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
SOCIETIES
A. F. ft A. M. meetin Mason's Hall, Main St., 1st
Wednesday In each month at 8 p.m.
W. O. W. meet In Wood mens' Hall. Ellis St.. 2nd
and 4th Saturday in each month at a p.m.
L O. O. P. meet in Odd Fellows' Hall, Main St.,
every Monday at H p.m.
L. O. L. meet in Woodmen's Hall 2nd anil   lth
Friday in each month ut h p. m.
School Board meets 1st Monday iu each month
at 8 ],.in.
Board of Trade Annual general meeting. 2nd
Wednesday In January of each year. Generai
quarterly meetings, 2nd Wednesdays In January, April, July and October at S p.m.
STAGES
On Sale for One Week.
ALL CHOICE FRUIT.       Every Box Guaranteed.
Lay in your supply at once.
Stag!- leaves for Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton, at li u. in. on Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays. Ku turns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stage leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:80 a. in. Ke-
turns on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays at
ii p, m.
POST OFFICE.
Hours 9 a. in. to 8. p. in.
Registered   Letter  and   Money  Order  wicket
; closes 5 p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after mail is
distributed.
Arrivals���Per Str, Okanagan: Daily except
.Sunday li p. m.; Per stage from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Allen drove. Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at b" p. ni,
Closing���For boat and stages: 8 p. m. daily except Friday and Saturday. On Friday 0 p. m..and
for Monday's bout und stages: 8.'Iii p. in. Sundays.
C. P. R. TIME TABLE
SHUSWAP & OKANAGAN BRANCH
Phone 25.
m^j*im^iirfimlm~*i\ 'i'-\: 25SBBES -'---",�� ^^.Ts^gfl
. KING &
Ellis Street.
i-.^ES^PaBBag- r~- - ��� -r-~r
which the industrious occupant
of land may be given a fair
chance. Generally speaking, the
person who is engaged in farming has his entire capital locked
up in his farm and is dependent
upon his labor to draw his living
therefrom. On the other hand,
the person who owns a farm and
is not improving it has that
much surplus capital invested
while he is getting his living
from another source. Is it right
that the poorer man should be
taxed heavier than the wealthier
land owner ?   Certainly not.
Single tax is not merely a
theory. Neither is it new in its
application, at least in a modified
degree, as we have shown. The
municipality of Summerland has
adopted the system upon the
lines we are advocating, and the
city of Vancouver has so nearly
approached it that improvements
are only assessed at one-quarter
of their value. We believe that
Penticton will prosper best if it
adopts the system, in making
future assessments.
M. C. KENDALL, Q. R. MASON.
Notary Public.
Kendall & Mason
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
Large blocks with good water
rights, from $10.00 per acre.
10-acre lots wholly or partly
planted with trees bearing 1909.
10-acre lots near town, unimproved.
Acre lots, planted with fruit
trees or unimproved. Main St.
and other good locations.
NRE AND LIFE INSURANCE.
HOUSES TO LET.
Trees Trees Trees
-FROM -
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.
GIVE US A TRIAL - OUR PRICES ARE RIGHT.
Write for catalogue
and price list to our local representative
A. E. BO YER,
KKLOWNA.        -        B.C.
Daily both ways excep
t Sunday.
SOUTH HOUND
STATION
NORTH ROUND
7.3U u.
6.00 p.m.
4.48    "
(1.27
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4.08   "
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7.25   "
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IK >TLL   PENTICTON.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
RATES $2.50 PER DAY
A. Barnes       - -       Prop.
PENTICTON, B.C.
W. H. T. GAHAN
BARRISTER and SOLICITOR
NOTARY PUBLIC
PENTICTON,      -       ���       B.C.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Notary Public.
KELOWNA,        - -        B. C.
PENTICTON
& OROVILLE
STAGE
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,
FAIRVIEW. B. C.
HarriS
nursery co.,
Penticton.
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.
E. J. FINQH
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Slock. ;
MAIN STREET.
OREGON FRUIT TREK!
Send me your full bill for my
estimate.
R.  T.   HESELWOOD,
P. O. Box 364,
Kelowna,     -     B. C.
I furnish the very finest grade
of Nursery Stock at as low prices
as other responsible firms furnish
the same grade of stock.
YEARLING APPLE TRESS
on 3 year old roots :
Mcintosh Red, Jonathan, Wealthy,
Spitzenburgh, Yellow Newtown Pippin
All First-Class Trees, 3 feet to 4 feet
grade. Price $22.50 per 100; 500 at
19 cents each.    Freight prepaid.
R. T. HESELWOOD, Kelowna,
Agent for Albany Nurseries. Inc.,
27- Albany, Oregon.
JUST ARRIVED
Another car of
McLaughlin    Carriages
Also 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
Plows.
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.
S. T. ELLIOTT,
KELOWNA, B. C.
Dr.C.A.JACKSON
DENTIST
S. O. Land Company's  Block
PENTICTON, B. C.
'Phone II.
CHAS. WERE
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
PENTICTON, B. C
IRY'S
FALL GOODS ���"ftfifSSST*
X O   HiVIVD General     -     hardware
PENTICTON HARDWARE CO.
FOR THE SPRING TRADE:
Tpsted Stock-Seeds'for Farm,
Garden    or   Conservatory��� from
the   best   growers   in   England,
France,  Holland,   United  States
and Canada.
Fruit and Ornamental Trees.
Small Fruits, home grown.
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spraying Materials, Cut
Flowers.
140 pHKe Cattih cue Free,
Office, Greenhouses and Seedhouse :--
3010 Westminster Road,
VANCOUVER, - B. C.
Branch Nursery,   S. Vancouver.
Bri
W.S. MUNSON
Butcher
Wholesale and Retail
Goods Delivered to any part of  the
Town on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
WK GIVE OUH I'KOMI'T ATTENTION TO
MAIL ORDERS
CHAS. BURTCH, Manager. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. FEBRUARY 13, 1909.
4
PizACXLAND.
Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ferguson
entertained a merry party of
younsr folks on Wednesday. The
evening was spent enjoyably in
games and music.
Dr. and Mrs. Lipsett, of Summerland, spent Tuesday and
Wednesday in town, the guests
of Mrs. J. B. Robinson. They
were accompanied by Mr. and
Mrs. White, of St. John, who
are spending a part of their
honeymoon in B. C,
Chas. Young and Mr. Scott
were passengers to Penticton on
Monday evening. While there
they visited at the home of Mr.
aud Mrs: J. Thorrp3cn.
Miss Lane made a business trip
to Naramata on Monday night.
Miss Alice Elliott, of West-
bank, paid a visit to her mother
this week.
James Michael and L. D. McColl were visitors to Vernon the
e -rly part of this week.
The pupils of Mr. P. Murray's
rjom were delighted with the
instructive physiology lesson
given by Dr. Conolly on Friday
afternoon.
Miss Gummow returned Monday after a month's visit at Kelowna, the guest of Miss B. Mawhinney.
The Glee Club met at the home
of Mrs. Jas. Elliott on Thursday
evening. Several new selections
of music were practised with
satisfactory results.
Mr. and Mrs. Osborne, of Hart-
ney, Man., spent the greater
part of the week the guests of
fieir old friands, Mr. and Mrs.
Gibson and Mr. and Mrs. McColl.
Mr. and Mrs. Henderson, of
Ox Bow, are visiting their old
friend, Mr. John Robinson. They
are highly pleased with the looks
of Peachland and intend making
purchases in this locality.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry, of Oak
River, Man., left Tuesday after
a three months' visit with Mrs.
Henry's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Robt. Michael. While here they
made many friends who will miss
them very much.
FOR SALE
Team  of Mares,   4   and  5 years   old;
wagon and harness.
Apply
J. W. JACKSON,
31-1 Penticton, B.C.
FOR SALE
1 horse. 1 set harness, 1 saddle, 1 two-
seated democrat, 1 150-egg '"Petaluma"
incubator, 5 tons of ice; cheap for cash.
Apply to E. S. LAKE.
31tf Hudon's Boarding House.
FOR SALE
Business Uock 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.
TENDERS WANTED
On and after March 1st
I will conduct a
Strictly Cash Business.
H. MAIN.
FOR SALE.
$22"> crsh buys lot ard shack on  van
H rne Sirect, Penticton, lot 23,  block
20.    Apply   VINCENT MORklSON,
28-4 Box 7, Medicine Hat, Alta.
From the 1 st to the 10th of March
I will dispose of at
HALF     PRICE
My Entire Stock of
Stationery & Fancy Goods
i Sealed Tenders addressed to the un-
j dersigned will be received up to noon
! on Saturday, February 20th, 1909, for
the delivery of thirty cords of four-foot
j wood at Penticton Public School; to be
i delivered before May 1st, 1909. Wood
I must be pine or fir of good quality.
The lowest or any tender not neces-
| sarily accepted.
R. WILTON,
: 31-2 Sec. Penticton School board.
MONEY TO LOAN.
A party has several thousand dollars
to lend on improved orchard or farm
property. Applv, with full particulars,
to R. B. KERR,
31-1 Barrister, Kelowna, B.C.
NOTICE
Osoyoos   Land   District.      District  of
Yale.
j    TAKE NOTICE that T. It. Whitfield,
' of Summerland, occupation farmer, in-
j tends to apply for permission to pur-
i the following described land :
Commencing at a post planted at the
! southwest corner of Lot 8952, thence
. west 20 chains; thence north 211 chains;
I thence east 20 chains; thence south 20
\ chains to point of commencement, and
1 containing 40 acres, more or less.
THOMAS ROBERT WHITFIELD.
Dated 28th December, 1908.
MONEY TO LOAN.
Eastern capital ready to investigate
legitimate investments-lands, timber
or mines���in British Columbia. Address in lirst instance with full particulars, "CAPITAL,"
Care of Noble & Co., Molson Bank
Building, Vancouver, B. C 28-0
NOTICE
I have this day impounded and will
sell according to law on the lf>th of
February, 1909, the horses described as
follows:���
One dark brown mare, strip in face,
one white hind foot, small white spot
on left front foot, brand swallow fork
with points down on left shoulder,
weight about 1000 pounds.
One bright bay mare, strip on nose,
white left hind foot, brand S (reversed)
on left shoulder, weight about 800 lbs.
One dark bay gelding, brand double
hook (gtappling) on left shoulder,
weight about 700 pounds.
Owner   can   pay   charges   and  take
away.
31-1 JOHN PRATHER.
NOTICE
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will he made to the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act to  incorporate
The Kettle River Valley Railway Company, with power to bui!.     .onstruct,
maintain and operate a ..ue of  railway
of standard guage, to be operated by
, steam, electricity, or any other power,
for the carrying of freight, passengers
j and express:   Commencing at  a point
j at or near Midway,   B.   C,   thence  to
j Penticton, bv the most feasible  route.
! a distance of 120 miles,   more  or  less;
! and commencing at a point at or near
Penticton on Okanagan Lake, thence to
a point at or near Nicola, by the most
feasible route, a distance of about  150
miles, more or less, with power to construct and operate telegraph  and  telephone lines, for the purpose of its business, and for  the public,   with  power
to own, use and operate water powers
convenient to the road, for railway and
other purposes, and with such powers
and privileses as are usually given to
railway companies, and with power to
lease and operate any other line of railway incorporated by the Province of
British Columbia.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 19th
day of December, 1908.
COWAN & PARKES,
26-6 Solicitors for the Applicants.
THE
j Penticton Bakery
- FOR -
Good Wholesome Bread,
FOR SALE
A BARGAIN. An acre lot, nicely
situated near lake, neat cottage with
nice lawn, shrubs, dowers, etc., poultry
house and yard.
Also for sale about 100 hens,   mostly
thorough-bred White Leghorns.
Applv to
KENT & SON,
30-2 Winnipeg St., Penticton.
�� ttt i   ii Cakes and Pastry.
No discount made on any purchases less than one dollar, give us a trial and we
I   ���    - I   - I j tl ��� ���        -1 I ��_��� J    ������ WILL PLEASE YOU.
intend to clear out everything in the above-mentioned lines
I,. T. ROBERGE.
regardless of cost.
FOR SALE.
Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Acres;
about 30 acres can be cultivated and
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 log house; 6 chicken houses; good
stable 16x16 with hay loft and shingled
roof ; lean-to 16x16 ; good corral ; good
i'oot 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.
H. MAIN,
Druggist and Stationer.
PENTICTON DAIRY
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prjp.
60   YEARS'
EXPERIENCE
Trade Mark.
Designs
.... Copyrights etc.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
qufokly ascertain our opinion free whether an
mrentlon Is probably patentable. Conimunlca-
ttonsstrtctlyconndentlal. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldost agency for securing patents.
Patents taken through Munn A Co. recelTS
tprr.lol nritlti. without charge, In the
Scientific American.
A handsomely llltmtrated weekly- Lament, clr
filiation of any entenMUc journal. Terms, $3 a
yerir; four months, $1-  Sold hy nil newsdealer*.
MUNN & Co.36,B-d��" New York
Bratich Office, 086 F St, Washington, n. C THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., FEBRUARY 13, 1900.
Summerland   Dramatic   Society.
A crowded house greeted the
first performance of the season
given by the Summerland Amateur Dramatic Society in Empire
Hall on Tuesday evening.
The curtain raiser was a most
laughable little farce, entitled
"A Pair of Lunatics," in which
Miss M. Sutherland and H. G.
Reynolds made a decided hit.
In the two-act comedy farce,
"Woodcock's Little Game," the
leading parts were taken by Mrs.
Peters, Mrs. Fetherstonhaugh
and Mr. C. N. Cordy, and were
portrayed admirably, while evidences of considerable histrionic
ability were displayed by the
other members of the cast.
The Society intends to reproduce their entertainment in Penticton at an early date, nnd we
bespeak for them the patronage
which a high-class performance
warrants.
Following is the cast of characters :
Farce���"Pair of  Lunatics"
II.  G.  Reynolds  and   Miss   M.
Sutherland.
Two-act comedy farce-"Woodcock's Little Game"���
Mr. Woodcock   -    C. H. Cordy.
Mr. Christopher Larkings
P. Van den Ness.
Mr. Adolphus Swansdown    -    -
N. Otley.
David -        R. H. Helmer.
Mrs. Colonel Carver���Mrs. Peters.
Mrs. Woodcock - Mrs. May.
Mrs. Larkings    -    Mrs. Fether-
stonhaugh.
Susan    -     Miss M, Sutherland.
Bridesmaids      -      Miss Cooper
and Miss Ramsay.
LANDS
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 390 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On tbe 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
fruit.
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
payments.
ACRE LOTS
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $15o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
TOWN LOTS
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.
zsEsa
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mOl*. .:*.:
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Will Continue Dredging.
The fact that the Dominion
government has appropriated
ten thousand dollars toward tht
continuation of dredging work i
fin Okanagan River shows that!
it bears no ill will to the people
in this district for giving the
Conservative candidate a large
majority.
The expenditure of this sum.
should go a considerable way toward making the river navigable for small boats, as well as
furnishing a larger outlet for
Okanagan Lake during high
water seasons. A considerable
amount of land should be reclaimed in the lower levels as a
result.
MI
J. R.
ELL'S
n
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month ol
January, 1908 :
Kargain
List
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.LAND
for Sale.
^RE INSURANCE
The SUN, of London, England.
LONDON & LANCASHIRE.
NATIONAL.
Why not insure in the best���they cost no
more.
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
$3,ooo.   Fenced.
4 Acres, Main St., near School, suitable for sub-division.  Price
very low in block.
10 Acres on Main Street, 2t miles south, good hay land, only
$2,100.
10 Acres, near Dog Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,(
OFFICE,
Main Street
PENTICTON, B. C.
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Snowfall for month was 7.25.
GALARNEAU & McKENZIE
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS.
When you think of building look
us up.
ADOLPHUS GALARNEAU     W. A. MCKENZIE
TO OBTAIN THE FINEST CROPS   '
Sow Sutton's Seeds
Write to-day for catalogue.
Tlie Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,
2�� Hastings St. West,
30tf Vancouver, B. C.
BUSINESS MEN!
Look over your supply of printng, and place your order with the PRESS for anything
you may lack.   Spring will soon be here, and with it will come a rush of work
that may render it impossible for us to fill orders promptly.
Grasp the Opportunity!
It will cost you no more money, and much less inconvenience, if you place your orders now.       You want the stationery, and,  we
j guarantee satisfaction.       Don't be caught napping.       When a rush of work comes we are obliged to fill orders in turn.        This means
delay, and business men cannot afford delays.
In order to cope with the trade of the new year, we have put in a COMPLETE STOCK
of stationery : Bond and white wove papers, envelopes, bill heads, note heads, statements, card boards, business and calling cards, wedding
cabinets, invitation cards, memorial and programme stationery, book, cover and poster papers. We can print you bank cheque forms on
safety paper, deed or agreement forms, private postcards', articles of incorporation for joint stock companies or anything else you may require.
kibscripfa $1.(19 Yesr.
CALL ON
THE PENTICTON PRESS.
Advertise your Town by paying close attention to your advertising space.
L'SfflSESE
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