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Array ^be   penticton
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MAY 11 1908    * \
SECTOR I A, 6v��*
VOL. 2.   No. 43.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest> . . . 5.000,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Branclies throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
Deposits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
cunxut rates. The depositor is subject to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of tbe whole or any portion of the dtp sit.
Penticton Branch     ��
J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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So get in your order for Lumber if you want it
once.       First here first served.
Manufacturers of
Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Mouldings,
Mantles, Cabinets,
Store and Bar
Church Seats and
Dealers in
Flintkote Roofing,
Nysonset Roofing,
Carpet Felt,
Tar Paper,
Building Paper,
Ibex Extra,
Insulating & Build'g,
Shingles, Lath,
Sheet & Fancy Glass,
Wood Fibre Plaster,
We can make you ANYTHING in the factory
on short notice.
od tlore  riaster.   ���
actory line        I
Is praised for its unexcelled quality and flavor.
TRY IT.      To be had only at
A large consignment of
Single and Double
Light and Heavy
Express and Driving
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
D1GNAN and WEEKS, Propriet *.
If you /ant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always' 4
�� get teams just when you want them. We make a specialty of keeping ii
ti good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses. 6'
o    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
Stage Coi:iectswith Steamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Reremeos, and with stage to 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. Welby9 Prop.      Penticton.
Penticton Store
Established 40 Years.
Alfred H. Wade, Prop.
Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Groceries
and General Merchandize of all Sorts
Agent for
Goods delivered through the town.
Prompt attention to orders.
What Has Been Done  on  the
Covert Ranch.
(From The Nelson Daily News)
Grand Forks, April 28.���Some
interesting figures have just been
obtained regarding the growth
and prosperity of the famous
fruit ranch of this valley known
as the Covert estate, which consists of 320 acres four miles west
of Grand Forks. It was away
back in the year 1885 that W. H.
Covert, with great foresight,
predicted that the Kettle valley
would be a great fruit producer,
and brought some 25 young
apple, Deach, plum, and pear
trees, from Spokane by pack
animals. These 25 trees were
the commencement of the greatest fruit ranch in the Boundary
district. The Covert estate today consists of some.18,000 fruit
trees, about 1000 of which are
Italian prunes. There are also
about 400 peach, 400 plum and
400 pear trees, the balance being
apple. Last year there were
seven carloads of these prunes
shipped to the markets of the
middle provinces and four cars
of apples, the balance of the crop
being used by the local markets.
The apples brought $2 per box
while the prunes were shipped at
three cents per pound. This
land, which in the year 1885 was
had for the mere locating of it,
is quoted to-day where the seven-
year old trees are growing at
$500 per acre and up. The soil
of the Covert estate is a black
loam with a clay subsoil. An,
irrigation plant has been operating on this estate now for years,
which has over two miles of wire
bound wooden pipe. On 160
acres of this estate, which has
been sub-divided into 10-acre
lots, water is delivered free of
charge. This water is taken
from Fourth of July creek and
has a fall of 365 feet. The irrigation system complete cost $10,.
000. It has been proved that
trees of seven years of age grown
on this estate will yield two boxes
of fruit to the tree, and last year
some trees produced as much as
siz boxes to the tree. Fruit from
this estate has become famous
now all through the west and
has taken prizes at various exhibitions in; the province. The
above information relating to
this famous estate was kindly
furnished by W. Hi Covert, the
original owner of the estate, who
was interviewed on the subject.
Local and Personal
Molasses in bulk for cutworms
���at Layton's.
Another Good Advertisement for
Hood River Apples.
The order from the Chinese
government for ten boxes of
Hood River apples to be placed
on display at an exhibit to be
made at Pekin this winter would
seem to indicate that the long
talked of awakening of China
has arrived. However, it appears that China has been supplied heretofore with Japanese
apples, and having developed an
appetite for the fruit that is supposed to symbolize man's fall
from grace, wants a change.
The Japanese fruit is said to resemble its native sons, being
both small and brown, and to
have become particularly unpalatable to the residents of the
Flowery Kingdom since the conquests of its smaller neighbor.
Let us hope that the flavor of
American fruit will create as
fervid desire for more as did the
poor-house gruel to Oliver Twist,
and that the countless millions of
China will soon be munching
them.���Better Fruit.
G. A. Layton has put in a soda
J. Kirkpatrick last Wednesday
caught four trout that weighed
forty-five pounds.
Beginning next week the stores
will close Thursday afternoons
during the summer.
J. Peck left on Tuesday for
Ladner where he will spend the
summer. Mrs. Peck will follow
Mrs. G. F. Guernsey has just
had completed the sodding of a
tennis court on her lawn. This
is the first court in Penticton.
W. H. T. Gahan, barrister and
solicitor, has been absent during
the past week on a trip through
the lower Okanagan and the
Chas. E. Houser returned on
Monday from a trip extending
over several days across the
boundary, in the interests of
Crowley & Co.
The parents and three sisters
of the Misses and Fred Sutherland arrived from Ontario on
Monday. They will make Penticton their home in future.
Rev. R. W. Hibbert and J. F.
Rowe attended District Meeting
at Vernon on Tuesday. M. B.
Martinson was appointed delegate to Conference, which meets
this year in Vancouver.
Rev. Jas. Hood will exchange
pulpits with Rev. C. W. Whyte,
of Peachland, next Sunday. Mr.
Whyte will, consequently, conduct the Presbyterian service in
Penticton on Sunday evening.
A. I. Dawson, of Naramata,
was in town Wednesday evening.
Next morning he and Geo. E.
Winkler left for Westbank. They
intend in the near future to spend
about three months prospecting
in the hills.
Mrs. Williams and Miss M.
Robertson, of Medicine Hat,
Alta., arrived on Wednesday,
passing through to Keremeos on
Thursday, where A. Robertson,
Miss Robertson's father, has
bought a ranch.
L. W. Shatford, M. P. P., returned on Friday of last week
from a trip to Victoria. He was
accompanied by Mrs. Shatford
and children who have been visiting at the capital since the close
of the last session of the Legislature.
Mr. John Sinnelt, of Macclesfield, England, is the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. G. Corbishley. Mr.
Sinnelt, who is a wholesale fruit
merchant, is combining business
with pleasure while on a tour
through Canada and the United
The Penticton Tennis Club
have issued invitations for an
'At Home" to be held at Steward's hall on Monday evening the
18th May. The committee in
charge of the arrangements are
leaving no stones unturned to
make this dance a huge success.
The amount of tree planting
that has been done this spring in
the vicinity of Penticton can be
appreciated only by those who
have gone over the ground.
Practically all the land in the
vicinity of Four Mile Creek,,
which was untouched last year,
has been planted out.
The residence of Capt. I. M.
Stevens came very near being
destroyed by fire last Sunday.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Stevens were
absent when fire broke out in the
kitchen, and but for the assistance of a number of men who
happened to be in the vicinity,
the finest dwelling in town would
have been totally destroyed. As
it was the kitchen was badly
A. B. Campbell, foreman for
the Penticton Lumber Syndicate,
accompanied by his wife, left
last Tuesday for Toronto on a
short business trip.
F. M. Buckland, wife and family, and Miss E. Smith, all of
Kelowna, spent from Monday to
Thursday morning in Penticton.
While here they took in all the
beauty spots, and on Wednesday
drove as far south as Okanagan
Falls. Mr. Buckland thinks the
townsites of both Penticton and
the Falls admirable.
L. H. Plummer, the popular
teller in the local branch of the
Canadian Bank of Commerce,
left for Vancouver on Thursday,
having been transferred by the
management. Mr. Plummer bears
with him the best wishes of a
large circle of friends and acquaintances. The local vacancy
has been filled by W. H. Wilson,
lately of the bank staff at Fernie.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Greer were
given a very pleasant surprise
on Wednesday evening, a number of friends and neighbors
having planned and carried out
with complete success a surprise
party. Mr. and Mrs. Greer were
totally unaware of the event until
a party of some thirty-five took
possession of their house. Everybody present report a most enjoyable time.
We would suggest that the
cemetery committee take another
whorl at locating a cemetery
site. There is a lot comprising
nearly ten acres adjoining the
Main St. Reservation which can
be secured from the Land Co.
for cemetery purposes. Last
Saturday we looked the property
over and are of opinion that it
is superior to any lot yet examined. It is high and dry, good
soil, pleasant surroundings, easily accessible from Main Street,
with a good road from town.
F. F. Busteed, general superintendent for the C. P. R. at
Vancouver, J. W. Robertson,
assistant general freight agent,
at Vancouver, T. Kilpatric, superintendent of the Revelstoke
division, J. C. Gore, of Nelson,
on their annual tour of the province, visited Penticton on Monday. They were met by some
representatives of the Fruitgrowers' Exchange who asked
for a special rate on canned
goods, the product of the local
cannery. Mr. Robertson promised to do what he could in the
Grapes in the Kettle Valley. ���
Frand Forks, April 29.���From
present appearances the culture
of grapes in the Kettle valley
surrounding Grand Forks will be
very extensively prosecuted this
spring. It is stated to-day that
at least 3,000 grapevines will be
planted here during the next few
weeks and that number will be
more than doubled next fall,
which is really the proper time
for their planting. Mr. A. D.
Morrison, one of the local authorities on grape culture, says that
at his private residence in west
Grand Forks he has successfully
grown grapes and that one vine
he has which is four years of age
last year yielded 75 pounds of
grapes. Mr. Morrison states that
grapevines four years of age, in
this valley, should produce at
least 50 pounds of grapes to the
vine. These vines, if planted 10
feet apart, would make 175 vines
to the acre, which at 50 pounds
to the vine, would he 8750
pounds. Allowing eight cents
per pound for the grapes would
make $700 for the grapes produced on one acre of land after
four years. Owing to the great
amount of sunshine in the Kettle
valley this section is especially
adapted to the culture of this
most prolific of fruit.
Miss Mabel Rowe
Teacher of Piano, Organ and
& C.
S. O. Land Company's  Block
'Phone II.
Accountant 6c Auditor,
Notary Public
Notary Public.
KELOWNA,       - -        B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.
PENTICTON,      -      -      B.C.
'Phone 17.
Full Line of
Kierstead & Steele
Builders and Contractors
.   A Card Will Find Is.   .
M. T. Kierstead - R. Steele
nursery co.,
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.
D. W. Crowley
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Goods Delivered to any part of the
C. E. HOUSER, Manager.
Dwelling   Individual Lino . .$2.00 per month.
-Party Line  1.50        "
Business |--Individual Line .. 2.50  .    "
���Party Line  2.00
Free installation within three-quarters mile
of office, when one year contract Riven.
Outside three-quarters mile, add cost of
labour to install.
When nn contract, or contract for less than
one year jfiven, cost of labour to install is
charged at. time of installation.
C. F. LAYTON,     -      Local Agent.
Lakeshore Telephone Co.
Mrs. Bassett, one of the oldest
settlers in Okanagan Falls,
passed away on Sunday night.
The funeral took place on Wednesday amid a large gathering
of friends and relatives. Rev.
James Lang conducte 1 the service.
C. F. McKinnon has opened a
blacksmith shop on the townsite
Mr. Smythe, the purchaser of
Mr. Lang's fruit farm, paid a
vis't to the Falls lately. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. MAY 9, 1908.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices���30 days, $5;
60 dayB, $7.
Legal Advertising���First insertion, 10
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion; 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements���Rates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertisements must be in the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
Political Rot.
The manner in which the party
papers try to make political capital out of nothing is sickening
in the extreme. Every trivial
disagreement in the following oi
either party is seized as a pretext
by the opposition in an attempt
to show that disaffection exists
in the ranks of the other.
This shallow practice has been
worked for all it is worth in the
reports appearing in the party-
press of the conventions recently
held in Vernon. According tc
the Conservative papers ont
would be led to believe that Duncan Ross had received the Liberal nomination purely through the
manipulations of the party machine, and that a large sectior.
of the Liberals were about tc
withdraw their support altogether. On the other hand, the
Liberal papers depict the Conservative convention as little short
of a free fight. Such talk, from
either side, is pure nonsense, and
ill becomes the dignity of any
paper. It is so shallow that evei
the most stupid elector could see
through it and it can not serve
to win a single vote on either
It is this abandonment to every
sense of decency that is corrupting Canadian politics to-day.
When a journal devotes itself tc
blackguarding every action of itt
political opponents, and condoning every action of the party
which it supports, politics have
reached a sorry plight. An intelligent and honest-minded elector is likely to arrive at the conclusion that politics are amass oi
corruption and politicians a set
of grafters. Such journalism
lowers the standard of politicians
and reduces political ideals to a
river-bed level. If the newspapers of Canada would appeal
to the higher element of their
readers instead of attempting tc
tickle the ears of the most base,
selfish and ignorant we should
soon have a new and worthier
state of politics.
Let no person revel in vain
imaginings that the approaching
Dominion election is to be won
and lost by any considerable
portion of either party avowing
the cause of the other. Both
parties present a soHd front, and
whichever wins will do so by organization and hard, solid work.
Editorial Notes
The central and northern states
had two inches of snow on April
30. The people should move
north into British Columbia.
The Ontario Legislature dissolved last Saturday. Nominations will be held on June 1, and
the general elections on June 8.
The second batch of Japanese
colonists, comprising seventy-
five in number, recently arrived
in B. C. They are to be settled
in a fine tract of land not far
from Edmonton in northern
Al jei ta.
Rudolph W. Hunter, of Chicago, says he will be manufactur
ing thenty-four carat gold at the KB
rate of $100,000,000 annually
eighteen months hence. The
transmutation of silver and the
baser metals into gold is said to
be his secret.
The Dominion government
intends to submit to parliament
shortly, a bill providing for the
construction of a railroad to
Hudson Bay, in order to provide
a new outlet for western grain.
It is proposed to sell some three
million acres of land now reserved for railroad purposes and to
use the funds in building the
road, and improving the harbor
at Fort Churchill and the navigation of Hudson Bay and straits.
Main's Pharmacy
Main Street, Penticton.
Drugs, Druggists' Sundries, Rubber Goods (Sick Room Utensils), Stationery, Post Cards, Magazines, and
Photographic Goods.
Messrs. McKillop & Co., of
Vancouver, are contemplating erecting fruit canneries at Vernon
and Kelowna. Kelowna has offered a free site, with free water
and exemption from taxation for
ten years, and it is understood
that the Vernon council will
make a similar offer. A strong
joint stock company is being
formed, and as soon as arrangements are complete the construction of the canneries will begin.
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Card of Thanks.
Mr. A. T. Bassett desires to
express the earnest gratitude of
his family and himself for the
sympathy and kindness shewn
them during their recent bereavement by their friends of
Okanagan Falls and the neighborhood.
Okanagan Falls, May 6, 1908.
Prevent the Forest fires.
'An ounce of prevention is
worth a pound of cure." The
protection of a forest from fire
is one of the best possible illustrations of the old saying ; for
often a few minutes spent in
thoroughly extinguishing a camp
fire or a quarter of an hour
passed in putting out an incipient
blaze may mean, and often has
meant, the saving of many
thousands of dollars' worth of
timber. This is the main idea of
the patrol system carried on in
the Ontario and Quebec forests
for years past; what is aimed at
is to discover the fire in its early
stages and put it out then, before it has a chance to reach
large proportions.
Small forest fires do a tremendous amount of damage which is
not realized. Such fires, burning in the dead leaves and other
litter of the forest ("surface"
fires) or consuming the soil itself
("ground" fires) wound the roots
and bases of the trees and these
wounds give an entrance to fungi
and insects.
In places in the Riding Mountain forest reserve, in Manitoba,
it is found that, among the poplar trees, three out of every four
are affected with rot in the
"butt" log���i.e., the log nearest
the stump���a condition which is
due to the fact just mentioned,
as the reserve has been repeatedly burned over in years past.
Most to be feared, of course,
are the fires which consume the
entire forest, the "crown" fires.
Evidence of many of these can
be seen in mile after mile of the
wooded districts of Cmada,
where charred black trunks are
all that is left of what was once
a thick, green forest. Occasionally even more serious disasters
occur, as in the well-known
Miramichi, N.B., fire of October,
1825, where 160 lives were lost
and a quarter of a million pounds
sterling, were lost in property
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WAtt PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.       Main St.
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} J. A. NESBITT, j
The celebrated V2 Spray.
Sprays, assorted.
Planet Jr. Cultivators.
The newly patented Orchard Whiffletree.
Harrows, Plows, Democrats, Cultivators, etc.
Fine Stock of First Class Harness.
1 Bell Organ.
1 Gerhard Heintzman Piano.
1 Sail and Row Boat with Sails.
1 Large Tent, 14 x 16 feet.
3 Houses to Rent.
Fresh Milk.
DeLaval Cream Separators.
100 Apple Trees, 600 Grapes and a few Peaches.
Closing Sale
Subscription $1.00 Year.
J, A. Schubert's
FRIDAY,   MAY   1st,   1908.
This Stock is complete in every
line carried and will be sold at
COST until cleared.
Come early while the stock is
All are invited to take advantage
of this sale.  What we say we mean.
You Won't
Be Disappointed
If  you come here expecting to get some
nice juicy
Ham and
Breakfast Bacon
We have it.
If you want to get up a
Lunch in a hurry try
a tin of
Ready lunch Veal Loaf 15c
Red Star
Acre Lot on Beach Avenue,
Penticton. The best location a-
vailable on the most beautiful
beach on Okanagan Lake ; price
Two One-Half Acre Lots commanding beautiful view of Okanagan Lake ; good soil; available
water supply ; 93J x 280 ft. in
dimension; planted in peach trees
this spring. Price, corner lot,
$600 ; inside lot, $500.
Corner Building Lot in residential section ; pleasant surroundings; a good buy.   Price, $600.
Seven Roomed House, well
finished ; lawn seeded down ;
corner lot; excellent location,
good view, and very pleasing
surroundings.   Price, $2,500.
J. R. Mitchell,
Penticton,  -   B.C.
agrray,?,;^ "i Tasi^ssr^w^zssrsssi
W. R. KING & CO.
BUTTER���Fresh Grass California Creamery, a big shipment
just arrived, per poind 40c.
FEED-A1 Oats, Bran, Shorts and Chop ;   also Hay.
DRY GOODS-A nice assortment of Lisle and Silk Gloves,
Lace Hosiery, Fancy Collars and Laces, just arrived
from the East.
FURNISHINGS-Balbriggan Underwear, Fancy Lisle Hose,
Shirts, and a big stock of Ties, including the new
stocks Ascot and Derby, just in.
HARDWARE-Pumps. Hoes, Rakes, Garden Hose, Spray
Nozzles, Wheelbarrows, Poultry Netting, Barbed
Wire, etc.
The Ellis Street Store.
'PHONE 25.
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To the fact that you don't always need SPECIAL
LENSES���which, in many cases, are simply ordinary
lenses with a special price���and that fifty years' experience is not necessary for a person to get a thorough
knowledge of the eye and its uses ? And yet people
will pay a fancy price to travelling mechanics, when
they can have their eyes examined and corrections
made with the best appliances known to optical science,
here in Penticton.
My stock of optical goods is of the best quality on
the market and very complete. I guarantee every
HARRIS, The Jeweler
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j     TOMATO,    CAULIFLOWER,     j
I FLOWERS,  FOLIAGE and other f
Plants for Spring planting.
Call and see my Stock.
I        EXPERIENCED in ail Kinds of GARDENING.        \
| JAMES DENNISTON,     Ellis Street, j
Call and get prices at the
and other Ornamental Shrubs, Trees, and Climbing Vines.
Ready for immediate delivery.
Penticton, British Golumbia.
Capital Stock $50,000
R. H. ROBERTSON, President
THOS. TODHUNTER, Vice-Pres. E. CURTIS, Manager.
W. F. H. SWINTON, Sec-Treas.
Saws, Axes, Wedges, Striking Hammers, Table and
Pocket Cutlery.
To Horse-breeders
Suffolk Stallion
" BentCey   Comrade,"
No. 2981, Vol. XIII.
This 1800 lb. horse will stand for the
season at home, and will serve a limited
number of mares at reasonable figures.
Last season 90 per cent, of the mares
bred to him conceived.
For further particulars apply to
owner, 41-4
John M. Thomas,
Okanagan Falls,
B. C.
��� LK&2atTK2EEHH
Pacific Coast Grown
I Seeds, Trees,
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn, or
Reliable, approved  varieties,   at
reasonable prices.
No Borers.    No Scale.    No fumigation to damage stock.
No windy agents to annoy you.
Buy direct   and  get   trees   and
seeds that GROW.
Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Material and
Cut Flowers.
Catalogue Free.
(1REENHOUSES-3010 Westminster Rd
Branch nurserles--S. Vancouver.
Plans,  Specifications  and   Estimates
Furnished for all Kinds of Work.
'Phone White 1
���Phone While 2.
Penticton Bakery
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
ock In file Baltic
ytutho' of
"The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont." "Tekla," "In Ihe Midst of
Alarms,"   "Speculation* of John Steele,"   "The Victors,"  Etc
Copyright,   1806.  by   Robert   Birr.
By Arranfement with The Authors nnd Ne-w��pspers Association of New York.
"YTell. hardly that. You see, continental nations nre extremely suspicious of Britain's Rood Intentions, as
Indeed tbev nre of the good Intentions
of each other. No government likes
to have���well, what we might call a
frontier Incident' happen, and even If
a oou .���" Is quite In the right It nevertheless lonks askance at any official of
Its own who through his stupidity
brings about an international complication. As concerns myself. I am
rather under a cloud, as I told you.
The court martial acquitted me, but
It did so wllli reluctance and a warning. I shall have to walk very straight
for the next year or two and tie careful not to stub my toe. for the eyes of
the admiral are upon me. Ilowerer, I
think I can straighten this matter out.
I have six months' leave coming on
shortly, which I Intend to spend In St.
Petersburg. I shall make it my business to see privately some of the officials lu the admiralty there, and when
they realize by personal Inspection
what a well lutenticned Idiot I am all
distrust will vanish."
'i should Co u 3 thing of the kind." rejoined the girl earnestly, quite forgetting the shortness ot their acquaintance, as she had forgotten the flight
of time, while on his part he dl.I not
notice any Incongruity hi the situation.
"I'd leave well enough alone," she
"Why do you think that?" he asked.
"Your own country hns investigated
the matter and has deliberately run
the risk of unpleasantness by refusing
to give you up. How, then, can you go
there voluntarily? You would be acting In your private capacity directly Wi
opposition to the decision arrived at
by your government."
"Technically that Is so; still England
would not hold  tlie post!Ion she does
In the world today If her men had not
often taken a course In their private
capacity which the government would
never   have   sanctioned.     As   things
Btnn 1 now. Russia has not Insisted on
her tlemarid, but has sullpnlv accepted
England's decision, still quite convinced that my act was not only an Invasion of Itussln's domain, but a deltbor
aVte Insult; therefore thrf worst results
of an inconsiderate action on tu.v part
remains,   if I  could see the minister
for foreign affairs or the head of the
admiralty   iu  St.   Petersburg face  to
face for ten minutes I'd undertake to
remove that Impression."
"You have great faith in your persuasive powers," she said demurely.
The lieutenant began to stammer
"No, no. it Isn't so much that, but I
have great faith in the Russian as ii
judge of character. I suppose I am
Imagined to be a venomous, brow*
beating, truculent Russophobe, who
has maliciously violated their terrU
tory. flinging u shell into their ground
and an Insult Into their face. They
are quite sincere In this belief. I wnnr
to remove that Impression, aud there's
nothing like an ocular demonstration.
I like the Russians. One of my best
friends is a Russian."
The girl shook her Ileal
"I shouldn't attempt It." she persisted. "8up|X)se Russia arrested you and
said to England, 'We've got this man
in spite of yon ?' "
The lieutenant laughed heartily.
"Thatlsunthlnkable, Russlti wouldn't
do such a thing. In spite of all that lit
said about the Russian government Ita
members are gentlemen. Of course if
such a thin: happened there would be
trouble. That Is n point where we're
touchy. A ver ell ��� up Englishman
wrongfully detilllle I may cause a most
expensive cam pa I :n. Our diplomatists
may act correctly enough an 1 yet leavn
a feeling of resen* uent behind. Take
this very case Britain says coldly to
" 'We disclaim the act and apologize."
"Now. It would be nine h nore to '.he
purpose If slip sail genially:
"'We have in our employment an
Impetuous young fool with a thirst for
Information. He wished tn learn how
a new piece of ordnance would act. so
fired It o(T with no more intention of
striking Russia than of hitting the
moon. He knows much more about
dancing than about foreign affairs.
We've given him a month's leave, and
he will slip across privately to St Petersburg to apologise and explain. The
moment you sec bin yon will recognise
he is no menace to tbe peace of nations. Meanwhile if yon can Inculcate
in hlni some cold, calm common sense
before he returns we'll be ever so
much obliTed.'"
"So yon are determined to do what
you think the government should have
"Oh. quite. There will be nothln?
frigidly official about my unauthorized
mission. I have a cousin In the embassy at St. Petersburg, but I shan't go
near him; neither shall I go tn a hotel.
but will get quiet rooms somewhere
that I may not run the risk of meeting
any chance acquaintances."
"It seems to me you are to afford
the Russian government an excellent
opportunity of spiriting you off to Siberia, and nobody would b:1 the wiser."
Drumniond Indulged In the free
hearted laugh of a youth to whom life
Is still rather a good joke.
"I shouldn't mind studying the Siberian system from the inside if they allowed me to return before my leave
was up.   I  believe that sort of thing
lias been exaggerated by sensational
writers. The Russian government
would not countenance anything of
the kind, and If the minor officials
tried to piny tricks there's always my
cousin in the background, and it would
be hard luck If I couldn't get a Hue to
him. Oh, there's no danger in my
Suddenly the glr. came to a standstill and gave expression to a little cry
of dismay.
������^���'���"'.'���j wiouii" asued ths lleutenuut.
"Why, we've walked cleat out Into
tbe country!"
"Oh, is that all? I hadn't notlc?d "
"And there are people waiting for
me.   I must run."
"Nonsense, let them wait."
"1 should have been back long since."
They had turned, anil she was hurrying.
"Think of your new fortune, Miss
Amhurst. safely lodged In our friend
Morton's bank, and don't hurry foi
any one."
"I didn't say It was a fortune
There's only $10,000 there."
"That sounds formidable, but unless
the people who are waiting for you
muster more than $10,000 apiece 1
dou't think you should make haste on
their account."
"It's the other way about. Mr. Drum
inond. Individually they arc poorei
than I, therefore I should have returned long ago. Now, I fear, they
will be In a temper."
"Well. If anybody left me ��2,000 I'd
take au afternoon off to celebrate.
Here we are In the suburbs again.
Won't you change your mind nnd your
direction? Let us get back into the
country, sit down on the hillside, look
at the bay and gloat over yo r wealth "
Dorothy Amhurst shook her head and
held out her hand.
"I must bid you goodby here. Lieutenant Drummond. This Is my shortest way home."
"Hay I not accompany you Just a
little farther?"
"Please, no. I wish to go the rest of
the way alone."
He held her hand, which she tried to
withdraw, and spoke with animation.
"There's so much I wanted to say.
but perhaps the mo^t important Is this:
I shall see you the ni -lit of the 11th at
the ball we are giving on the Coaster
"It Is very likely," latvhed tbe girl,
"unless yon overlook me In the throng
There will be a great mob. I hear yon
have issued many Inventions."
"We hope all op- friends will pome
It's going to be a great function. Tom
secretary of the navy his promised t
loon In on us, and otir ninhnssadn-
from Wnshlng'on will be there. I as
sure von we are ''oin- ���>������- '-t   wtt'
festooned electric lights, banging lira
pcries aud all that, for we want to
make the occasion at least remotely
worthy of the hospitality we have received. Of course you have your card,
but I wish you hadn't, so that I might
have the privilege of seudlng you one
or more Invitations."
"That would be quite unnecessary,"
said tbe girl, agaiu with a slight laugh
and heightened color.
"If any of your frieuds need cards
of Invitation, won't you let me know
so that I may send them to you?"
"I'm sure I shan't need nny. but If
I do I promise to rememher your kindness and apply."
"It will be a pleasure for me to
serve you. With whom shall you
come? I should like to know the
name In case I should miss you In the
"1 expect to be with ('Hptuin Kempt
of the Pnlted States navy."
"Ah!" snld the lieutenant, with a
note of disappointment In his voice
which be had not the diplomacy to
conceal. Ills hold of her hand relaxed, nnd she took the opportunity to
withdraw It.
"What sort of a man Is Captain
Kempt? I shall he on the lookout for
him, yon know."
"I think he Is the handsomest man
I have ever seen, and I know he Is
the kindest and most courteous."
"Really?   A young man. I take It?"
"There speaks the conceit of youth."
snld Dorothy, smiling. "Captnin
Kempt. IJ. 8. N.. retired. His youngest
daughter Is Just two years older than
"Oh. yes. Captain Kempt! I���I remember him now. He was at the dinner Inst night and sat beside our captain. What a splendid story teller he
Is!" cried the lieutenant, with honest
"I shnll tell him that nnd ask htm
how he liked yotir song. Goodby."
And before the young mnn eould collect his thoughts to make any reply
she was gone.
Skimming lightly over the ground
at first, she gradually slackened her
pace and slowed down to a very sober
walk until she came to a three storied
so called "cottage" overlooking the
bay. Then, with a sigh, she opened
the gate and went Into the house by
the servants' entrance.
FIREE women occupied the sewing room with the spleudid out
look,  a   mother and   her  two
daughters.   The mother sat In
low   rocking  chair,  a  picture of
inoumtul tiei.i.esmess, her hands listlessly resting on her lap, while tears
had left their trace' on her tine worn
fai e. The older unnghter paced up and
down tbe room as striking an example
of energy and Impatience as was the
mother of despondency. Her comely
brow was marred by an angry frown.
The younger daughter stood by the
long window, her forehead resting
against tbe pane, while her fingers
drummed Idly on the window sill. Her
gaze was fixed on the blue bay, where
rested the huge British warship Consternation, surrounded by a section of
the United States squadron, seated like
white swaus iu the water. Sails of
snow glistened here and there on the
bosom of the bay while motor boats
and what not darted this way and that
Impudently among the stately ships of
the tleet.
In one corner of the room stood ���
rewing machine, and on the long table
were piles of flimsy stuff out of which
feminine creations are constructed
There was no carpet on the floor and
no celling overhead, merely tbe bare
rafters nnd tbe boards that bore the
I tut* shingles of the outer roof yet thl
attic was notable for the glorious view-
to be seen from its window. It was an
ideal workshop.
The elder girl as she walked to and
fro spoke with nervous irritation in
her voice.
"There Is absolutely no excuse, mam
ma. and It's Weakness In you to pre
tend that there may be. The woman
bus been gone for hours. There's hei
lunch on the table, which has neve
been tasted, and the servaut brough
it up at 12."
She pointed to a tray on which wen-
dlsbei whose cold contents bore out
the truth of her remark.
"Perhaps she's gone on strike." said
the younger daughter without remov
Ing her eyes from II. M. 8. Consterna
tion. "I shouldn't wonder if we went
downstairs again we'd find the housi
picketed to keep away blacklegs."
"Oh. you can always he depended otto talk frivolous nonsense!" said ber
elder sister scornfully. "It's the silly
sentimental fashion In which both you
and father trent work people that
makes them so difficult to deal with
If the working classes were taught
their place"���
"Working classes! How you talk!
Dorothy Is as much a lady as we are,
and sometimes I think rather more ol
a lady than either of us. She Is the
daughter of a clergyman."
"So she says," sniffed the elder girl.
"Well, she ought to Uuow," replied
the younger Indifferently.
"It's people like you who spoil de
pendents in ber position, with you-
Dorothy this and Dorothy that. Her
name is Amhurst."
������Christened Dorothy, as witness godfather and godmother." murmured the
younger without turning her head.
"I think," protested their mother
meekly ns If to suggest a compromise
tud throw oil on tbe troubled waters.
that she Is entitled to be called Miss
Amhurst and treated with kindness,
lint with reserve."
"Tush!" exclaimed the elder Indig-
iinnMy.{indicating ber rejection of tbe
"I don't see." murmured the yonnget
-whv you should slorm. Sablna.    Yon
nagged and  nagged nt her until she'd
'"nlsbo-i ��� ������������������ hill dress    it Is mamma
nd  I  '' ' a  fight to eomolatn
Our drosses are almost untouched,
while you can sail grandly along the
-iecks of the Consternation like a fully
rigged yacht. There. I'm mixing my
similes again, as papa always says. A
/acbt doesn't sail along the deck of a
���lattlesbip, does it?"
"It's a cruiser." weakly corrected
the mother, who knew something of
naval affairs.
"Well, cruiser, then. Sablna la
afraid tbat papa won't go unless we
all have grand new dresses, but mother can put on ber old black silk, and I
am going If I bare to wear a cotton
"To think of that person accepting
our money and absenting herself in
this dlsBTticeful way!"
"Accepting our money 1 That shows
what It Is to have an Imagination.
Why, I don't suppose Dorothy has had
a penny for three months, nnd yon
know the dress material was bought
on credit."
"You must remember." cblded th��
mother mildly, "that your father Is
not rich."
"Oh. I am only pleading for a little
humanity. The girl for some reason
hns gone out. She hasn't hnd a bite to
eat since breakfast time, and I know
there's not a sliver piece in her pocket
to buy a bun In a milk shop."
"She has no business to lie ahaent
without leave." said Sablna.
"How you talk! As if she were a
sailor on a battleship���I mean a cruiser."
"Where can the girl have goneT"
walled tbe mother, almost wringing
her bands, partially overcome by the
crisis. "Did she say anything about
going out to you. Katherine? She
sometimes makes a confidant of you,
doesn't she?"
"Confidant!" exclaimed Sablna wrath-
"I know where she has gone," said
Katherine. with an innocent sigh.
"Then why didn't you tell us before?" excluinied mother nnd daughter
In almost identical terms.
"She has eloped with the cnptaln of
the Consternation." explained Katherine calmly, little guessing that ber
words contained a color of truth. "Papa sat next him at the dinner last
ulght and says be is a jolly old salt
and a bachelor. Papa was tremendously taken with btm, and they discussed tactics together. Indeed, papa
ias quite a distinct English accent
ibis morning and, I suspect, a little bit
of a headache, which he triea to con-
eal with a wavering smile.
"You can't conceal a headache, Demise It's Invisible," said the mother
e.lously.   "I wish you wouldn't talk
so carelessly, Katherine, and you
mustn't speak like that of your father." .
"Oh. papa and 1 understand one another," affirmed Katherine, with great
confidence, and now for the first time
during this conversation tbe young
girl turned her face away from the
window, for the door had opened to let
lu tbe culprit
"Now. Amhurst. what Is the meaning of this?" cried Sabina before her
foot was fairly across the threshold.
All three women looked nt the newcomer. Her beautiful face was aglow,
probably through tbe exertion of coming up the stairs, aud her eyes shone
like those of the goddess of freedom
as she returned steadfastly tbe supercilious stare with which the tall Sablna regarded her.
"1 was detained," she said quietly.
"Why did you go away without permission?"
"Because I had business to do which
conld not be transacted in this room."
"That doesn't answer my question.
Why did you not ask permission?"
The girl slowly raised her two hands
und showed her shapely wrists close
together and a bit of thp forearm not
covered by the sleeve of her black
"Because."   she   said   slowly,   "the
hackles have fallen from these
"I'm sure I don't know what you
inenn,"   said   Sabina.   apparently   im
���Aiiihurat,, whul ia the meaning of this 1"
pressed In spite of herself, but tbe
younger daughter clapped her harul-t
"Splendid, splendid, Dorothy!" she
cried. "1 don't know what you mean
either, but yon look like Maxlnc Elliot in thnt play where she"���
"Will you keep quiet?" interrupted
the elder sister over her shoulder.
"I menn that I Intend to sew here
no longer." proclaimed Dorothy.
"Oh. Miss Amhurst, Miss Amhurst."
bemoaned the matron, "you will heartlessly leave us in this crisis when we
ire helpless, when there Is not a sew-
ng woman to be bad In the place for
'ove or money! Every one is working
.light and day to be ready for the ball
iu the 14th. and you���you whom we
iave nurtured"���
"I suppose she gets more money."
nattered the elder daughter bitterly
"Ob, Dorothy," said Katherine, coning a step forward und clasping ber
muds, "do you mean to say I must
.ttend tbe ball hi a calico dress, after
ill? But I'm going nevertheless, If I
lance In a morning wrapper."
"Katherine."    cblded    her    mother,
don't talk like that!"
"Of course, where more monev is in
the question kindness does not count,"
snapped the elder daughter.
Dorothy Amhurst smiled when Sabina mentioned tbe word kindness.
"With me, of course. It's entirely a
question of money," she admitted.
"Dorothy, 1 never thought It of
you," snld Katherine, with an exaggerated sigh. "I wish It were a fancy
dress ball, then I'd borrow my brother
Jack's uniform and go in that"
"Katherine. I'm shocked at you,"
complained the mother.
"I dou't care. I'd make a stunning
little naval cadet. But, Dorothy, you
must be starved to death. You've never touched your lunch."
"You seem to have forgotten everything today." snld Sabina severely.
"Duty aud everything else."
"You are quite right," murmured
"Aud did you elope witb the captain
of the Consteruntlou. and were you
married secretly, aud was It before a
Justice of tbe peace? Do tell us all
about It."
"What are you saying?" asked Dorothy, with a momentary alarm coming
into ber eyes.
"Ob, I wm just telling mother and
Sab that you had skipped by the light
of the noon with the cnptaln of the
Consternation, who was a jolly old
bachelor last ulght, but may be a mar
rled man today If my suspicions are
correct. Oh, Dorothy, must I go to the
ball lu a dress of print?"
The sewing girl bent an affectionate
look ou tbe impulsive Katherine.
"Kate, dear," she said, "you shnll
wenr the grandest ball dress that ever
was seen In Bnr Harbor."
"How dare you call my sister Kate
and talk such nonsense?" demanded
"1 shall always call you Miss Kempt,
aud now, if I have your permission, I
will sit down.   I am tired."
"Yes, and hungry, too." cried Katherine. "What shall I get you, Dorothy?   This is all cold."
"Thank you, I am not In the least
"Wouldn't you like a cup of tea?"
Dorothy  laughed a little wearily.
"Yes, I would," she said, "and some
bread aud butter."
"And cake too," suggested Katherine.
"And enke. too. If jou please."
ICaUterine skipped off downstairs.
���*\\ t*ll. I declare!" ejaculated Sabina.
Witb a gasp, drawing herself together
as if the bottom bad fallen out of the
social fabric.
Mrs. Captain Kempt folded her
Uands oue over tbe other aud put on a
look of patient resignation, as one
who Hilda all the old landmarks swept
away from before ber.
"is there anything else we can get
for you?" asked Sabina icily.
"Yea," replied Dorothy, with serene
confidence; "1 should be very much
obliged if Captain Kempt would obtain for me a card of invitation to the
ball on the Consternation."
"Really!" gasped Sabina. "And may
uot my mother supplement my father's
efforts by providing you with a ball
dress for the occasion?"
"1 could not think of troubling her,
Miss Kempt. Some of my customers
have Haltered me by saying that my
taste in dress is artistic and that my
designs, if better known, might almost
set a fashion in a small way. so I shall
look alter my costume myself. But if
Mrs. Captain Kempt were kind enough
to allow me to attend the bull uuder
ber care I should be very gruteful
fur It."
"How admirable! And is there nothing that 1 cun do to forward your
ambitions. Miss Amhurst?"
"I am going to the ball merely as a
looker on. and perhaps yon might smile
at me as you puss by with your different partners, so that people would
say I was an acquaintance of yours."
After this there was silence in the
sewing room until Katherine. followed
by a maid, entered with tea anil cakes.
Some dress materials tbat rested on a
gypsy table were swept aside by tbe
Impulsive Katherine. and the table,
with the tray upon it. was placed at
Ihe right bund of Dorothy Amhurst.
When tbe servant left the room, Katherine sidled to the long sewing table,
ipriing lightly upon it nnd sat there
swinging a dainty little foot. Sablna
bad seated herself In the third chair of
the room, the frown still adding sever-
;ty to an otherwise beautiful countenance. It was tbe younger daughter
ivbo spoke.
"Now. Dorothy, tell us all about the
"What elopement?"
"1 soothed my mother's fears by telling her that you bad eloped with tbe
captain of tbe Consternation. I must
have been wrong In tbat guess, because
If tbe secret marriage I hoped had taken place you would have said to Sablna tbat tbe shackles were ou your
wrists Instead of off. But something
important lias happened, nnd I want to
know all about It."
Dorothy made no response to this ap
peal, nnd after a minute's silence Sn
'linn said practically:
"All that has happened is that Miss
Amhurst wishes father to present her
with a ticket to the ball ou the Con
���iternntlon. and. taking that for grant-
���id, she requests mother to chnperou
ber and further expresses a desire tbat
I shall be exceedingly polite to her
while we are on board the cruiser."
"Oh." cried Katherine jauntily, "the
last proviso Is past praying for, but
be other two are quite feasible. I'd
e delighted to chaperon Dorothy my-
���If. and ns for politeness, good gra-
ni's, I'll be polite enough to make up
or all the courteous deneiency ot tne
:ost of the family.
'For I hold that on tho seas
The expression, If you please,
A particularly gentlemanly tone Implants,
And so do his sisters and hla cousins and
his aunts.
Now, Dorothy, don't be bashful. Here's
your sister aud your cousin and your
aunt waiting for the horrifying revela-
iou.   What has happened?"
"I'll tell you what is going to happen. Kate." said the girl, smiling at the
way the other ran on. "Mrs. Captain
Kempt will perhaps consent to take
vou and me to New York or Boston,
where we will put up at the best hotel
ind trick ourselves out in ball cos-
unies that will be the envy of Bar
:Iarbor. I shall pay the expense of
:.his trip as partial return for your father's kindness lu getting me an In-
���Itation and your mother's kindness in
allowing me to be one of your party."
"Oh. then It isn't au elopement but
a legacy, lias the wicked but wealthy
���elative died?"
"Yes." said Dorothy solemnly, her
���yes on the floor.
"Oh, I am so sorry for what I have
lust said!"
"You always speak without think-
ng." cblded her mother.
"Yes, don't I? But, you see, I
thought somehow thnt Dorothy had no
relatives, but If she bad one who wns
wealthy and who allowed her to slave
nt sewing, then I say he was wicked.
dead or alive, so there!"
"When work Is paid for It Is not
slavery," commented Sablna with se
verity and justice.
Tbe sewing girl looked up at her.
"My grandfather, In Virginia, owned
���slaves before the war. and I have
often thought that any curse which
may have been attached to slnverj
has at least partly been expiated bj
me, as foreshadowed in the Bible
where it says that the sins nf the fa
thers shall affect tbe third or fourtl
generations I was thinking of till'
when I spoke of the shackles fallin;-
from my wrists, for sometimes, MIs^
Kempt, you have made me dotilu
whether wages and slavery are as In
compatible as yon appear to Imagine
My father, who was a clergvnrin
often spoke to me of his father's
slaves, nnd, while Ik- never defended
the Institution, I think the past In bis
mind was softened by a glamour tint
possibly obscured the defects of life
on the plantation But often In de
presslon nnd loneliness I have thouglil
I would rather have been one of my
grandfather's slaves than endure the
life I hnve been called upon to lead."
"Oh. Dorothy, don't talk like that
or you'll make me cry!" pleadeu Kate
"I.et us be cheerful, whatever happens
Tci| ns about the money.   Begin 'Otvc
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Grey mare, ace of spades and lazy d;
Grey yearling, ace of spades ;
White mare, WP combined ;
2 year old bav stallion with bell, 7 6
Roan mare with split hoof, 5, with
bell. M. C. KENDALL.      43tf
10-acre lots in Penticton. Will exchange for Winnipeg property, guaranteed well situated by Messrs Alexander
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First-class second-hand Buggy
for cash. Apply
43-lt J. ]
Bay horse, white hind feet, one white
front foot, weight 900, brand K on left
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Good Work Team,  and Driver,  for
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Large quantity of apple trees for sale,
only few choice varieties grown : also
small stock of ornamental trees. Apply
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This beautiful art can be easily and
quickly learned. Are you a lover of
nature, and do you want to adorn your
home with the most attractive forms of
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If your boy is Interested in birds, or
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This course consists of ten lessons,
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As there are only one or two schools
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I solicit your trade in taxidermy���
reptiles, birds, large game heads and
animals mounted. First class work
guaranteed. For further information
Okanagan College,
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���tpon ii time.' and then everything will
be all right. No matter how harrowing
inch a story begins, It always ends
with Inshln's and Inshln's of money or
���Isp wlih n prince In a gorgeous mil-
'orm and gold inre nnd you get the
mlf of bis kingdom.   Do r.> on."
Dorothy looked up nt her Irapntlent
'rlend. nnd n radiant cheerfulness
���hased nway the gathering shadows
'rom her face.
"Well, once upon a time I lived very
bapplly with my father In a little rec-
ory In a little town near the Hudson
���her. Ills family had been ruined by
he war, and when the plantation was
old or allowed to go derelict what-
>vor monev came from It went to his
dder and only brother, My father was
,i dreamy scholar and not a business
man, lis his brother seems to hnve
been. My mother had died when I
��/as a child. I do not remember her.
My falber was the kindest and most
patient of men, and all I know be
taught me. We were very poor, and I
undertook the duties of housekeeper,
which I performed as well as I was
able, constantly learning by my failures. But my father was so Indifferent to material comforts that' there
were never any reproaches. He taught
me all that 1 know in the way of what
von migbt call accomplishments, and
they were of a strangely varied order
-a smattering of I.atiu nnd Greek, a
good deal of French, history, lite-a-
lure and even dancing as well as mode, for he was an excellent uinstcl a.
(.To be continued,) THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B. C, MAY 9, 1908.
Mrs. Morris, of Okanagan
Centre, was the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. Ferguson, from Wednesday
until Tuesday.
Mrs. Morrin arrived Monday
to join her nusband. Mr. Morrin recently purchased the business formerly carried on by the
Peachland Trading Company.
Two cars of supplies came in
Monday for the general store.
Mrs. Huston returned home
last week, after an extended trip
through California which lasted
a little over a year.
Rev. Dunham, of Sapperton,
B. C, occupied the Methodist
pulpit, Sunday evening.
Mrs. Solie accompanied Rev.
Mr. Solie here last Sunday. Mr.
Solie held service in the Presbyterian church in the morning,
and at Mr. Clarence's home, as
usual, in the evening. They were
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence until Monday.
A number attended the ball
which was given in the Naramata opera house Wednesday
evening. It was a decided success.
A jolly group took in the first
excursion of the season Thursday last on the steamer Okanagan to Penticton. The play, "H.
M. S. Pinafore," which was
given by the Kelownaites at that
place, was enjoyed by all. A
number of the pleasure seekers
drove about Penticton during the
interval from the time the steamer reached there until dark, and
were greatly impressed both with
the beauty of everything and the
progress the place has made
within the last year.
Sacrament was partaken of in
the Baptist Church, Sunday
morning; also new members were
received into the Church.
Mr. Chambers, of Vancouver,
spent the greater part of the
week here in connection with the
Peachland Trading Co's business.
Mr. Lupton purchased a pretty
saddle horse from Geo. Marshall
of Westbank on Monday.
The Misses Brown of Summer-
land were visiting at the homes
of Mrs. J. B. Robinson and Mrs.
Needham last week.
The Baptist Ladies' Mission
Circle met at Miss Sharp's home
Thursday afternoon with a full
Mr. J. S. Fox of the Vernon
News, has been in town for a
We are pleased to report that
Mrs. Bailey, who has been quite
ill, is convalescent.
Messrs. McDonald and Buchan-
nan, recently from Scotland,
have bought Paul Brown's property. They are at present occupying E. Law's cottage on the
bench above.
C. G. Elliott has greatly improved the appearance of his
town property by enclosing it
with a fancy picket fence.
Our first real hot weather of
the season arrived this week,
and the blossom-laden fruit trees
seem to be enjoying it immensely.
Owing to some repairs being
made on the Garnet Valley dam,
which necessitates the holding
back of the water temporarily,
the bed of Eneas Creek is entirely dry.
Our jeweller and optician, Mr.
E. I. Scott, is all smiles these
days over the arrival on Friday
of last week of his wife and little
son, Walter, from Sault Ste
Marie. Mr. Scott has a very
neat and up-to-date jewelry store
in Summerland and intends purchasing a home here.
Miss Edith Hayward, of Peachland, was the guest of Mrs. W.
J. Robinson during the past
The many friends of Charles
Bell are glad to see him around
a-'ain after his accident of a
week or so ago.
People are hereby notified not to interfere in any way with the flumes or ditches.
We cannot permit the boring of holes in main flume, or the blocking up of same for the purpose of taking water.
People are warned against the starting of bush fires in the vicinity of the flumes, as this may endanger the whole
system and cause serious damage for which the offenders are liable.
Any pollution of the water in the flumes and ditches, or the infringement of the above regulations will render the
offenders liable to prosecution.
Holders of water agreements are required to have their distribution flumes in order before making application
for water.
All applications and complaints are required to be registered at the Company's office.
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
Saturday last was the occasion
of another advance step in the
business life of Summerland.
Our new store on Shaughnessy
Ave. is a credit to the town and
we wish its proprietor, E. A.
Eagle, every success.
Rev. J. B. Hicks and his
brother, Gideon Hicks, both of
Victoria, spent the week's end
with Summerland folk, after the
lecture given by the Rev. Hicks
in the church Friday night. They
took part in the service here
Sunday evening, the one being
the speaker of the evening and
the other delighted the large
congregation with well rendered
solos from time to time.
Some excitement was occasioned here on Monday by two horses
on the wharf daring one another
to take a cold plunge. The affair ended in the usual way, by
one falling in and pulling the
other in after him. They were
soon gotten out, however, and
little or no damage was done.
Miss Eva Reekie, who has been
visiting friends, left town on
May 1st.
Mr. McKay, one of our local
druggists, left for Winnipeg on
Friday of last week. It is believed he will not return alone.
Rev. A. T. Robinson, of Summerland, has been in town for a
few days. He is soliciting subscriptions for his new paper,
"The Missionary Arena," which
will record the missionary events
of the world.
"H. M. S. Pinafore," an opera
given by local talent, has been
much appreciated by the public;
so much so, that the third performance was given on Tuesday,
April 28th.
J. M. D. Thomas has purchased E. R. Bailey's building
on Bernard Avenue.
Wm. McLean has sold his residence to E. R. Bailey.
The Methodist congregation
held their annual meeting in the
church on the evening of May
4th. Reports of the different
departments of work were given
and the evening passed pleasantly, refreshments being served
by the ladies.
Plus the Express
1 Acre Lots, planted with 2=year=old trees, all cultivated ready for
garden.   $800.00; terms; reduction for cash.   In residential section.
�� acre in town for $403; terms. \ acrs adjoining town for $590; 6 room house in town with %
1 acre on Eckhardt Ave., good terms. acre for &2,300; terms,
soil for $450; terms. 6 room house with 130 feet Many good buys in town lots.
3 acres for $1,500; near beach, frontage for $1,000. Houses to rent.
Real Estate Agent and Notary Public,
Fire Insurance ��� the best
Companies. Liverpool & London & Globe has just paid over
$100,000.00 in the Chelsea fire.
Skiffs &
Spring is Coming and Here is
Your Chance to get a Canoe
or Skiff.
17 foot Canoe-Skiffs���Painted Basswood,
2 pair Oars, 1 Paddle, Bow and Stem
Seats $57.50
18 foot Canoe-Skiffs--Painted Basswood,
2 pair Oars, 1 Paddle, Bow and Stem
Seats    65.00
15 foot Varnished Cedar Skiffs���Clinker
Built, Ribs 4 inches centres,  1 pair
Oars, Bow Seat, Rudder    60.00
16 foot Varnished Cedar Skiffs���Clinker
Built, Ribs 4 inches centres,  1 pair
Oars, Bow Seat and Rudder    65.00
Canoes of all sizes, painted and varnished, basswood
or cedar, from $40.00 to $50.00.
Further particulars on application to
H. J. MOORE, Penticton, B.C.
Sole Agent Okanagan Lake.
Wholesale and Retail
Orders by mail promptly attended
BOX 166   -   KELOWNA, B. C.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the Town.
H. M. McNeill,     .    Prop
C. P. R.
Choice fruit lots, improved and
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Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
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The very latest up - to - date
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Okanagan Camp No. 261.
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday in   the
month at 8 p. m. in Woodmen's Hall,
Ellis St.
Visiting Sovereigns always welcome.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
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Stage leaves for Keremeos at 6 a. m. ��n Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
Stage leaves for Princeton every Tuesday at
7 a. m.
Stapre leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a. m. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
6 p. m.
Hours 9 a. m. to 6. p. m.
Registered Letter and Money Order wicket
closes 5 p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after mall la
Arrivals���Per Str, Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday fi p. m.; Per stage from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Green Mountain, Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at ti p. m.
Closing���For boat and "tages: 9 p. m. daily except Saturday. For Monday's boat and stages:
8.45 p. m. Sundays.
Daily both ways except Sunday.
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11.10   "    Kelowna  8.20   "
3.00   "    Peachland  7.26   "
4.45   "    Summerland  6.30   "
6.00   "    Penticton  6.00   "
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