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^be   penticton
VOL. 3.   No. 38.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
Municipal Council.
B. E. Walker, President
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Alexander Laird, General Manager. | Reserve Fund,
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England.
Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at
current rates.     Accounts may be opened in the names of
two or more persons and withdrawals made by
any one of them or by the survivor.
Penticton Branch     ��    -    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
\P~      A. B. Campbell. A. E. Kay.
1 Campbell & Kay *
^. Put   in   Your   Flume   Orders .
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I The Penticton Saddlery
P. H. LeQuoHne
Harness of all kinds, Trunks and Suit Cases.
Agents for
Agricultural Implements, Waggons,
Buggies, Etc.
Prices free on application.
Flour, Feed and Hay.
The London Mutual
and Anglo-American
Fire Insurance Companies are getting: the business.
Why?   Because their rates are right.
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
If you vant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always
get teams just when you want them. We make a specialty of keeping
good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses.
We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy for cash
P? we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
E Special  Attention To The  Wants Of Commercial  Men.
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Penticton Stage and Livery
Stage Connects with Steamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at 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.
K       HAVING MOVED       2
K on Main Street, 2
[V       I am prepared to do business at this stand in future.       Vj
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K        NORMAN   HILL,       8
W The Ladies' and Men's Furnisher, 51
Meeting of the Council at
Council Room Smith St. Thursday Mar. 25, 1909.
The minutes of the previous
meeting having been read and
adopted, a letter was read from
the B.C. Anti-Tuberculosis Society asking a grant be made to
the funds of the Institution. It
was proposd by Councillor Power,
seconded by Councillor Murk,
that the Secretary be instructed
to communicate with the Society asking for further imfor-
mation as regards to methods
and regulations of the Institution.   Carried.
A .communication re Hose
wagons etc. was referred to the
Fire & Light Com.
The special Committee appointed to inspect the typewriter offered for sale to the Council reported that it was found to be a
good machine, that the price
was reasonable, and that they
recommended the purchase of
same. Proposed by Councillor
Murk,' seconded by Councillor
Barnes that the report be adopted and the typewriter purchased
on the recommendation of the
Committee at a price of $50.00.
The Board of works reported
on communications re road
machinery etc. referred to them
and asked that they be laid over
until the estimates be brought
down. They also reported progress on work of putting in drain
on Ellis St. as recommended by
Health Committee.
The Parks Committee reported
on the fencing of the Recreation
Grounds. Proposed by Councillor Hatch, seconded by Councillor Murk, that the report of
the Parks Committee be adopted
and that Wm. Weir's account for
$36.00 for work done on fencing
the Recreation Grounds be passed and paid forthwith.
Councillor Hatch asked for information as to what arrangements had been made with re-
guard to the taking over of
the Recreation Grounds by the
Municipality. Moved by Coun-
illor Barnes, Seconded by Councillor Murk, that the Secretary
ask the trustees of the Recreation Grounds to submit a detailed
statement of receipts and expenditure for the information of the
Council.   Carried.
Councillor Murk asked the
Chairman of the Fire & Light
Comm. for a statement with re-
guard to the buckets and appliances of the Fire Department
being left lying around, and was
informed that the Council at
present had no jurisdiction in
reguard to the Fire Brigade.
Councillor Hatch asked if anything had been done with regard
to a Cemetery site. On a negative answer being received it
was proposed by Councillor
Murk, and seconded by Councillor Hatch, that a committee consisting of the Reeve and councillors Power ahd Barnes be appointed to investigate conditions
and sites for cemetery purposes.
The Bylaw for the regulations
of Parks and Recreation Grounds
was then read a third time and
The Bylaw to define the duties
of the Secretary Treas., and Collector of taxes was reconsidered
and finally passed.
The following Bylaws were
read a second time:
Cemetery Regulation Bylaw,
Trades License Bylaw,
Fire Protection Bylaw,
Public Moral Bylaw.
Councillor Power re-introduced
the matter of the incorporation
expenses left over from the previous meeting, and it was proposed by Councillor Hatch, seconded
by Councillor Barnes, that the
account of the S. O. Land Company amouning to $208.15, being
monies paid out by them for
incorporation expenses, be passed and paid forthwith.    Carried.
Moved by Councillor Murk,
seconded by Councillor Hatch,
that the Council wait on L. W.
Shatford, Esq. M. P. P. in order
to discuss water matters. Carried.
Moved by Councillor Murk,
seconded by Councillor Barnes,
that the sidewalk on the west
side of Main St. from the corner
of Westminster Ave. to the
Lake be improved.   Carried.
Moved by Councillor Power,
seconded by Councillor Barnes,
that the meeting adjorn until
Saturday 27th at 2 p. m.
On resuming the meeting on
Saturday 27th the Council discussed the Trades License Bylaw
in Committee of the whole and
on the Reeve resuming the Chair,
the Bylaw was read a third time
and passed.
The Council then adjorned.
Local and Personal
Those having friends visiting them!
will confer a favor by acquainting the i
Press with the fact. All other local:
news thankfully received.
F. H. Le Quesne has moved
into his new honse on
Eckhardt Ave.
J. A. Miller, of Peachland,
spent Friday night of last week
with F. H. LeQuesne.
J. D. Kearns, of Vancouver,
spent from Monday to Thursday
visiting his parents in Penticton.
Mrs. J.   F. Tupper  and Mrs.
Jos. McDonald left Saturday to
spend a week or two with friends I
in Armstrong.
Horace Samson arrived from
Vernon, Wednesday, to spend a
few days with Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Mitchell.
J. R. Mitchell has begun the
erection of a house on his Un
acre lot. He will move his fam-
ilay there when completed.
The council are adding a third
plank to the sidewalk on the
west side of Main St. between
Westminster Ave. and the lake.
Duncan Ross, ex M. P. for
Yale���Cariboo, will start a daily
paper in Vancouver, the first
number of which will appear in
Nelson Prickering is moving
to the fruit farm of Miss E. M.
Gillies at Dog Lake, having
secured the position of manager
of the estate.
Mr. Welford and daughter who
have been visiting friends in
Penticton for a number of weeks,
left for their home in North
Dakota on Tuesday.
Mrs. G. B. Harris, of Vancouver, in company with her
daughters, arrived on Friday of
last week to spend a while with
her son, Gordon Harris.
The Council is doing a good
work by having the scrub cleared
from the sides of the streets.
We trust, if they have the power,
they will soon enact a by-law
compelling private owners to
clear their lots of scrub and other
useless inflammable material.
Jas.   Blance and family, whoj
have resided for a number of
years in Penticton,  removed to
Kelowna on Tuesday, where Mr.
Blance has secured employment. !
Mr.   Blance  has   been  a  very|
popular clerk in Mr. Wade's store I
during  most   of  his  residence'
Would it not be a   good plan |
for the Fire Department to turn
over their outfit to the municipality?    There   seems    to    be
nobody to look after it at present.
A chief should be paid a small I
salary for the time employed if I
he is expected to do the work as
it should be done. |
SeeC. A. C. Steward's ad,- in |
this issue.
Norman Hill has moved hisj
store to C. A. C. Steward's;
block on Main St.
A.  J. Alcock and family left;
Thursday   for    Medicine    Hat.
Alta, where they intend making;
their    home in   future.     They;
have  resided   in   Penticton  for
nearly two years, and they will ]
be much   missed from the com-
All persons  wishing to go to'
Kelowna with the football teams
on Good Friday are requested to
intimate   their   desire   to   the
Secretary of the senior club.    A
steam  launch   will  come   down
from Kelowna to convey the excursionists,    and   if  more    are;
listed than she can carry,  the i
Maud Moore will also be charter-1
The writer of Tit-Bits in the
Gazette   thinks   liquor   dealers
should   be   compensated   under,
local option.   Does he not know j
that licenses are  granted   only
from year to year.   Would there i
be compensation if  the license
commissioners refused to renew
a license at the beginning of a]
year.   When  a   man   builds  a
hotel he takes the risk. j
Rev. A. F. Baker returned
Wednesday, after about a
month's absence at Revelstoke,
where he conducted very successful revival services. He was'
accompanied on his return by
Hugh A. Mc Lean, who was
foremely associated with him for
a number of years in evangelistic
work. Service will be held in
the Baptist church Sunday evenings, and Mr. Mc Lean will sing.
Ottawa, March 30. -The Commons'   railway committee today
passed bill respecting the British
Columbia     Southern     Railway
company and  the Keetle River
Valley   Railway company.   The
first bill authorizes the construction of a branch line from Michel
through Kananoskis Pass to a
junction with the C. P. R. line]
at Kananoskis.   The second bill i
authorizes the construction of a!
line from Penticton to Nicola
Notwithstanding  the   inclemency of   the weather,  a  large
crowd    greeted    the    Williams!
Jubilee Singers at the Orange
Concert  Hall,   Hastings  Street]
Gore  Avenue,   last night,  this]
being the first public entertain-:
ment   in  this    splendid    hall. |
The concert was a great mus-j
ical success.   Every member is a I
star,   and   every   number  was I
good.   The male quartette will,
without doubt,  rank above any;
before   the    footlights.     They
were    frequently   applauded. ���
Daily    News-Advertiser,    Vancouver, B. C.
Mrs. L. A. Clarke is spending
a short time with her daughter,
Mrs. W. J. Forbes, of Hedley.     j
The first rain of the season
fell here on the 31st inst.
Plowing  and seeding  is  the j
order of the day with the farmers of this locality.
It is reported that a new post-
office will soon be opened at W.
Smythe, Parker's residence in
Maroon Valley.
L. A. Clarke returned home
Wednesday from Penticton,
where he had been doing some
work on his lot.
H. Pollard, this week.
Clarence Dimock spent a couple
of days last week visiting points
up the lake.
Mrs. Vicary, Miss Mary Vicary
and Miss Bell spent Tuesday and
Wednesday in Kelowna.
Mr. Don. McNeil is erecting a
neat little bungalow on his town
Mrs. Geo. Needham entertained the Ladies' Society on
Friday afternoon.
The Glee Club met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Keyes on Thursday night.
Mrs. H. Callendar, who has
been spending the last six
months with her son and family
here, returned to her home in
Regina on Thursday morning.
She was accompanied as far as
the Landing by Mr. Callendar.
Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Taylor and
children, of Summerland, drove
up on Sunday morning to spend
the day with Mrs. Taylor's
mother, Mrs. McLaughlan. They
returned the same evening.
On Friday evening a goodly
number of Peachlanders turned
out to enjoy a concert superintended by the Girls' Handicraft
Club in aid of the Junior Base
Ball Society. The hall was suitably and tastefully decorated
with the baseball colors, white
and blue, and also with bats,
balls, masks and mitts. The
chair was filled in an admirable
manner by last year's captain,
Ben Gummow, who announced
the following programme :
Instrumental solo 	
Dr. Nash.
Recitation A Boy's Prophecy
Mrs. Mitchell.
Solo A Soldier's Return
Miss Keyes.
Reading The Country Squire
Olive Ferguson.
Recitation Bennie at the Bat
Bessie Seaton.
Speech by Rev. J. S. Jones.
Reading The Tea Party
Marion Cossar.
Recitation The Squirrel
Arnold Ferguson.
Trio Eillecn O'Lanna.
Mrs. Pollard, Messrs. Hogg,   Coldham.
Speech by Rev. J. J. Nixon.
Reading The Frenchman
Hugh Ferguson.
Solo The Little Boy in Blue
Candace McDougald.
Accompanists ���Dr. Nash, Mrs. Mitchell and Rev. J. S. Jones.
During the next hour the
younger portion of the audience
had a merry time playing games
of different kinds. The Club realized the neat sum of $25.
Mr. and Mrs. D. GLson are
enjoying a visit from their son-
in-law, Mr. Nelson, of Edmonton.
Evangelist Walter Russell has
been conducting a very successful series of services this week.
While here he was the guest of
Mr. and Mrs. Alf. Towne.
Miss Leone Morrison left on
Monday night to spend a short
while with friends in Summer-
Mrs.(Dr.) Smith, of Summer-
land, is visiting her sister-in-law,
Miss Smith, of this place.
Lots 22 and 2ft, Block !t, comer Main
St. and Fairview Ave., Penticton.
Price $1,000; $500 cash, balance terms.
88-1 P. O. CLAASSEN,
Box 1412, Edmonton. Alta.
Mr. G. B. Anslow, of Roger's
Pass arrived on Monday night
with his carload of household effects. He intends spending the
summer with his family here.
Mr. Taylor, of Field, B.C., was
the guest of his friend, Mrs.  O.
Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Acres;
about .'!() acres can be cultivated and
watered ; over A mile lake frontage ;
2 acres six year old bearing orchard; li
additional aares cleared tor crop ; 2
springs at house ; wharf 170 ft. long ;
good log house; 6 chicken houses; good
.stable 16x16 with hay loft and shingled
root'; lean-to 16x16 ; good corral ; good
root cellar where nothing froze this
winter; first water right on Shoot
('reek for 100 inches; unlimited range
for stock ; 5 miles from Naramata :
wagon road will be built this year or
next; one of the most delightful locations in the Okanagan. Last year the
owner was asking ten thousand for
place but as he has something else in
sight now, he will sell for six thousand.
This is a bargain.
Apply for particulars at the PRESS
office, or to F. G. ANDERSON,
Summerland, B. C. ���*w
THE PENTICTON PRESS maintained in the  field  at an
] enormous   cost  to   the   nation.
ISSUED   EVERY    SATURDAY   AT j The Mme js true as regards naval
PENTICTON, B.C. BY warfare.   The colonies may build
a number of Dreadnoughts and
present  them   to   the   mother I
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in c:)untry,   and  after  all   render]
Advance.   Foreign, $1.50.      | comparatively little practical ser-1
i vice to the   over-taxed   British |
Advertising Rates :       ��� public.    If Canada is to build
Transient   Advertisements-Not   ex- j ships, let her retain them in her
������eeding one inch, one insertion 50c; ow��� hands, and man and main-i
for each additional insertion, 25c. ,    .. ,    ,
tain them at her own expense.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c
$1.00 per inch, per month
Let them form the nucleus of a
Land and Timber Notices-30 Hays, $5; Canafjian navy,   for   only   by   SO
LegalAdvertlBing-Pirst Insertion, 10 dping can she be of actual  ser-
cents per line; each subsequentinser- vice to the empire.
tion, Be per line. We d       t    ish to spe   c      da
Reading Notices in Local News Column .   _
15c per line, first insertion; loc. per follow the example of  European
line, each subsequent insertion. countries in burdening her people
Contract  Advertisements- Rates   ar- ..,     �����������.:������    /v.���   ���;i;f���v���,    /,..
ranged according to space taken. With    taxation    for   military    01'
  ] naval   purposes,   but   the   con-
.... ,    ,.      Btruction and maintenance of a
All  changes   in   contract   advertise- . .
ments must be in the hands of the, dozen men-oi-war should not be
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure beyontj her powers of accomplish-
jiubhcation in the next issue. ' . , . *    . .   .
ment within the next few years.
With the other colonies of the
empire adopting a similar course
We agree with the Saturday! of defending their own  shores,
Naval Defence for Canada.
Sunset in its assertion that, "The
people of Germany and Britain
the imperial  government would
be relieved of a very - consider-
have more in common racially ; ab]e burden. Canada must ever
and socially than any other two: remain a part> though not a
European peoples," and that, minor partj of the British Em.
"War between Germany and pire> and she will be obliged to
Britain would be a crime second adopt a systematic means of con-
only in blackness to one between tributing towards the mainten-
Britain and the United States." ance of the prestige of that em-
rl'he Sunset, however, dwells pire- Neither the presentation
under an hallucination when it of a few ships of war nor the
states, in its endeavor to show paying of a subsidy to the im.
that Canada should not construct perial navy wm acquit her or any
and maintain a navy at her own of the other colonies of the re-
expense,   that,   "Canada's  un- sponsjbiiity devolved upon them.
armed neutrality is the strongest 	
gjarantee of her integrity."
Does the Sunset not know that Tit'Bits Corrected-
so long as Canada is a part of Mr. Jos. McDonald, superin-
the British Empire she cannot tendent in charge of dredging
remain neutral should Britain be operations on Okanagan River,
engaged in war ? When Britain has requested us to correct a
and the United States were at false impression that might be
war in 1812-14 Canada would created by an article contributed
glaily have remained neutral, to the Hedley Gazette by the
but that did not prevent the Penticton correspondent. We
United States from invading her \ have seen the report furnished
tsrritofy. When the United ' the Department for last month,
States went to war with Spain, ' and the total cost of the new
the first thing she did was to de-; scow and the moving of the
prlve that country of Cuba, bunkhouses thereto, instead of]
Pejrto Rico and the Philippines, being four thousand dollars, was!
Where did Great Britain get less than three hundred. No work j
most of her colonies if it were of last year has been nullified as
not by depriving France and Hoi- stated. The bunk houses were ]
land of theirs in war? Should only temporary structures, built
Great Britain go to war with to be moved this spring as the
Germany or any other power, work was carried to points far-
Canada would be one of the first ther down stream. The entire
points attacked if she were left article is a fabrication from
defenceless. The reason is ob- start to finish. There were not
vious. Would it not be to the five thousand dollars expended
advantage of Britain's antagon-, last year. Neither did the scow
ist to deprive her of one of her, and bunkhouse built last year
chief sources of food supply. cost four thousand, nor could the
The Sunset, in dealing with ] large scow be built for one thou-
the position of Canada relative '��� sand dollars. There are no sail-
to the naval powers, further ors engaged on the work as the
adds, "She never can and never correspondent imagines,
will even approximate the i Of course the writer intended
strength of the weakest of to be funny, but the indulgence
them." Why not? In less than of fun of that kind is certain to
a century Canada will, undoubt- lead to trouble and can do no
odly, have a greater population good whatever,
than Germany, France, or the | The dredge is now taking out
British Isles. She has many a i average of 160 yards of dirt
times larger territory and great- p ;r day.
er natural resources than any or  ���
all of those countries combined. (    The Hedley Gazette in its issue,
Surely, then, she will be able to 10f March 18 indulges in a scurri-!
make at least a fair showing in ious attack upon the Press for!
naval   strength.     She   will   be daring to criticise the actions of
forced by circumstances, as' was members of the provincial legis-
the United  States,   to   build   aI ]ature.   We do not consider the1
navy.   The Sunset is in the habit! article worthy a reply;   suffice it
of  expressing rash and imma-; to say that it is a reflection upon
ture convictions.   It should care- the brains of the province that
fully balance its arguments with ] an irresponsible such as the one
facts and reason before throwing; occupying the editorial sanctum
them at the public. j of the Gazette should be permit
ted to run at large, let alone sit
askew in an editorial chair.    The
Seeding time is here and we are
prepared to supply your wants.
We have the Tools.
Spading Forks,
We have the Seeds.
In Seeds we have a big line of the
most favorite varieties, selected by
the best seed houses in Canada.
Our stock extends to the held varieties, both vegetable and grass seeds.
Our prices in most cases same as the
seed houses and by buying from us
you save the transportation charges.
Poultry Netting:
In 3 ft., 4 ft., 5 ft. and 6 ft. widths.
Mesh 11 x 1.
Chicken Wire in the 3 ft. with
Screen Doors, and Screen Wire by the yard.
When Great  Britain
was  at
war in South Africa, the colonies narrow.minded   partizanship of
probably thought they were con- j the Gazette resuIted> at the ,ast
fern!'.g.��.real.SerV1C?UP��n ,the election, in Hedley giving a ma-
jority of votes for the Liberal
candidate���the only town in the
Similkameen which did so,
empire by sending out a number
of contingents to fight the Boers.
If those contingents had been
maintained and supplied with
ammunition while in Africa by
the   colonial   governments,   the
servic3   doubtless   would   have!    ���     . , �����,        T
. . ,      , , 1    Two tons good Onions.   In (rood con-
been considerable; but as matters , dition.   Apply P. F. SIZE,
stood, the contingents were ac- Penticton, B. C
copter! by the imperial government more as a favor to the colonics than as a benefit to the
battles.     The   troops   must   be
Oct your name on the voters' list.    It
alone    cannot    win ' wiu cost V(JU nothing.    Apply at the
(.mn,i     \,,n   ,,,.,......���... W. J. CLEMENT,
Barbed Wire
Special quotations on large quantities.
Hay and Feed
A car of each now on the way.       Feed is a good buy just now, as it is sure to
advance in price.
Now is the time to brighten up, and there is nothing better for interior tinting
than Church's Alabastine.    We have it in all colors, at 50c. a package.
W. R.
Phone 25.
Ellis Street.
Population. ko0. Area. 7,011 acres. Maximum
temperature 19J8, 96Vi K.; minimum temperature
130H. -':>F. In<- rporated into a District Municipality Jan. 1. 1'.'.!). Located at south end of Okanagan Lake, Communication by C. P. K. steamers on Okanagan Lake. Wagon road connects
with Summerl��T.d on west side of lake and ail
points to the north ; also with Naramata on east
Bide of lake Okanagan Falls, Fairview and Boundary country to the south, and all Similkameen
points to the southwest. Tbe mildest climate in
t. anada earn "f the must. Public school with four
departments. Nursing Home. Two nurseries.
Chief Industry, the growing of fruit, more particularly peaches aid other tender kinds. Twelve
bundled acres planted. Excellent boating and
bathing in the summer. Beautiful penury. A
sunny climate. An ideal place to spend cither the
Bummei ur winter months.
Kor business places see our advertising columns.
Meets Thursday evenings in Council Room, Smith
.street.     A.   II.   Wade,   Reeve.     Chas.   Were,
meets 1st Monday in each month at 8 p.m. R.
Wilton, Bec'y-Treas.
Annual general meeting, 2nd Wednesday in January of each year. General quarterly meetings. 2nd Wednesdays In January. April. July
and October at 8 p.m. Affiliated with Okanagan Hoards of Trade. J. J. Hunter. Pres.;
W. F. ii. Swinton. Sec'y*
St. Saviour's Church. Fairview Avenue : Vicar.
Kev. J, A. Cleland. Celebration of Holy Communion the 1st and Srd Sundays of the month
after 11 o'clock matins; the 2nd Sunday at 8 a.
m. MertiiiiR prayer ut 11 a.m. Evensong at
7:80 p.m.
Presbyterian services each Sunday in church at
11 a.m. or7:8U p.m.    Kev. Jas. Hood, pastor.
Baptist services each Sunday in church, at 11 a.
m. or 7:30 p. m.   Kev. A. F. Baker, pastor.
Presbyterian   and    Baptist    services    alternate,
morning and evening.
Methodist services In church each Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7i80 p.m.;   Sunday School 2:45 p.m.
Prayer meetings 8 p.m. on Wednesday,    Rev*
K. W. Hibbert. pastor.
Young  Peoples' Christian Union   meets   in   the
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
A. F. & A. M. meet in Mason's 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 8 p.m.
I. O. O. F. meet in Odd   Fellow*'   Hall,  Main St.,
every Monday at 8 p.m.
L. O. L.  meet in Woodmen's Hall 2nd and 4th
Friday in each month at 8 p. m.
Stage leaves for Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton, at 6 u. nt. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returnson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stage 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 upened for half an hour after mail is
Arrivals ���Per Str, Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday 6 p.m.; Per stage from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Allen Grove, Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 6 p. m.
Closing���For boat and stages: 8 p. m. daily except Friday and Saturday. On Friday 9 p. m..and
for Monday's boat and stages: 8.45 p. m. Sundays.
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Train arrives at Sicamous fi.15 p. m.
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10 acres on main ditch $1,G00.
10 acres, 5 in two year old trees, $2,400.
10 acres in bearing orchard, $4,800.
Fruit land in Penticton District is going to be the most
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6 acres on Townsite, $400 per acre.
23 acres, ideal locality for sub-division, $2,600.
These will nett you 25$ per annum on the outlay.
Town Lots $25o to $l,ooo.
S. O. Land Company's   Block
'Phone II.
The Brown Brothers Company
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Are extensive growers nf all kind^ of Fruit Tree?. Shrubs, Rones, nnd Ornamental Trees, and
the members of the firm are all practical nurserymen of 25 years experience, and have built up
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The Rruwing of tbe stock, as well as every other detail in connection with the work, is
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We have made large shipments of trees into the Okanagnn Valley and can ftive the names
of the largest planters in that district, who have planted our stock successfully, if desired.
Our trees are grown in the famous Niagara district, in Ontario, in a climate very similar
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planters there, than are the Coast stock, being more hardy in the wood, with a more abundant
supply of fibrous roots, which count for much In making an investment in an orchard a safe and
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We shall be pleased to hear from prospective planters, with a view to supplying them with
the best grade of trees, true to name.
We wish to secure the services of a good reliable man to represent us at Penticton and
vicinity, and will make liberal terms to the right party, for all, or a part of his time.
Writt for terms, prices, etc., to
CHAS. L. TROT1ER, Manager,
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Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
Nursing Sister
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Patients nursed in their own homes
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The Sooilers.
Copyright,       100 5.      by       Rex       E.      beach.
IN thp lives of ronutrlM there :ire
crises where for n brentl) rtestlnle*
lie In tbe laps nf tbe (rods nnd nre
Jumbled, bends or tails. Tims nre
marked distinctive cycles I'ke the sev-
f-n age* of h tun:i nnd. tlioiurh perhaps
ihev nre too subtle to lie perceived "t
lud uiue, yet. i.. \;..>i humuik pn��1 the
shadowy milestones, the epochs disclose tiieinselves.
such n period In tlie prowess of the
far northwest wns the Itltb day of
July, altboivrh to those concerned in
the building of this new empire tlie
day appealed only ns tbe date of tlie
coming of tbe law. All Nome pith-
e.'cd on the sands ns lighters brought
nsbore Judge Stillninn and liis following. It was held fitting that the Senator should lie the ship to safeguard
the dignity of the first court and to
Introduce justice into this land of the
The Interest awakened hy his honor
was augmented by the fact that he
wns met on the beach by a charming
girl, who flung herself upon him with
evident delight
"That's his niece." said some one.
"She came up on the first boat. Name's
t'hester.   Swell looker, eh?"
Another newcomer attracted even
more notice than the limb of the law;
ii gigantic, well groomed man. with
keen, close set eyes and that Indefinable easy movement and polished bearing that come from confidence, health
and travel. Unlike the others, he did
not dally on tbe beach or display mwh
Interest iu his surroundings, but with
purposeful frown strode through the
press up Into the heart of the city.
Ills companion was Strnve's partner.
Dunham, n middle aged, pompous man,
They went directly to tbe offices of
* Dunham & Struve. where they found
the white haired junior partner.
"Mighty glad to meet yon. Mr. Mc-
Namarn." said Struve. "Yonr name is
n household word in my part of the
country. My people were mixed up in
Dakota politics somewhat, so I've nl-
ways had a great admiration for yon.
and I'm glad you've come to Alaska.
This is a big country, and we need
hip; men."
"Did you have any trouble?" Dun
ham inquired when the three bad ad
jounied to a private room.
"Trouble," said Struve ruefully
"Well. I wonder if 1 did. Miss Ches
ter brought me your Instructions O. K.
and 1 not busy right off. But tell me
this���how did you get the girl to act
as messenger?"
. "There was no one olue fo send." nn
swered McNamarn. "Dunham Intend
ed sailing on tbe first imat, but he was
detained in Washington with mo. nnd
the judge hnd to wait for us at Seat
tie. We were afraid to trust a stranger for fear he might ret curious and
examine the papers. That would hnve
meant"��� lie moved his hand elo
Struve nodded. "1 see. Does she
know what was In the documents?"
"Decidedly uot. Women and bus!
ness don't mix. I hope you didn't tell
ber anything."
"No; I haven't had a chance. She
seemed to take a dislike to me foi
some reason. I haven't seen her since
the day after she got her;-."
"The Judge told her it had something
to do with preparing the way for his
court." said Dunham, "and that if the
papers were UOt delivered before be
arrived it might cause a lot of trouble
���litigation, riots, bloodshed and all
that. lie filled her up oil generalities
1111 tbe girl was frightened to death
mid thought tbe safely of her uncle and
the whole country depended on her."
"Well," continued SI rave. "It's dead
easy to hire men to jump claims, and
It's (lead easy Ij buy their rights after
ward, particularly when tbey know
they haven't got any. But What course
do yon follow when owners go gunning
for yon?"
McNamarn laughed.
"Who did that?"
"A benevolent, silver haired old Tex
an pirate by the name of Dextry. lie's
one-hair owner 111 tbe Midas and the
other hnlf mountain lion, ns peaceable
you'd Imagine, as a benediction, but
wltb the temperament of a Qeronlmo
I sent Galloway out to relocate the
claim, and he got his notices up In tlie
night when they were asleep, but at <i
a. m. he came flying back to my room
and nearly hammered the door down
I've seen fright In varied forms and
phases, but be bad tbem all. witli some
added starters.
"'Hide me out, quick!' he panted.
" 'What's up?' I asked.
" 'I've stirred up n breakfast of grlz
ssly bear, smallpox and sudden death,
aud it don't set well on my stumuilck
Let me in.'
"I lind to keep Iiiui bidden three days,
for this gentle urn tillered old cannibal
roamed the streets With n cannon in
his hand, breathing fire aud pestilence."
"Anybody else act up?" queried Dunham.
"No; all the rest are Swedes, and
they haven't got the nerve to fight
Tbey couldn't lick a spoon If they
tried. These other men are different,
though. There are two of them���the*
old one nnd n young fellow. I'm a little nfraid to mix It up with them, and
if Iheir claim wasn't the best In tlie
district I'd say let it alone."
"I'll attend to that." said McNamara
Struve resumed:
"Tes. gentlemen,  I've beeu working
pretty hard aud also pretty much in
the dark so far. I'm groping for light
When Miss Chester brought in the papers I got busy instanter. I clouded
fhe title to llie richest placers in the
legion, but I'm lilamed II' I quite see
tlie use of It. We'd be thrown out of
auy court in the land if we look tbem
fr, law. What's tlie game���blackmail?"
1 "Humph:'' ejaculated McNamara.
"What do you take me for?"
"Well, it does seem small for Alec
McNamara. but I can't see what else
you're up to."
"Within a week I'll be running every
good mine in llie Nome district."
Mc.Namnra's voice was calm, but decisive, bis glance keen and nb-rt. while
nbout bim clung sucb n brenth of
power nud confidence that It compelled
belief even in the face of tlii* astound
Ing speei li
lu  s|i'c  ��� "'   '"ilton  Struve
"iiier. felt bis heart leap at what the
ither's daring in:plied. The proposition wus utterly past belief, aud yet.
looking into Ihe man's purposeful eyes,
lie believed.
"That's big���awful big���too big." (he
younger mnn murmured, "Why. mnn.
it menus you'll handle $50,000 n day!"
Dunham shifted his feet in tlie silence and licked Ids dry lips.
"Of course It's big. but Mr. McNa-
niura's the biggest man (bat ever came
to Alaska." be said.
"And I've got tlie biggest scheme
tbat ever came north, backed by the
biggest men In Washington," continued
the politician. "Look here!" He displayed a typewritten sheet bearing
parallel lists of names and figures.
Struve gasped incredulously.
"Those are my stockholders, and
thnt Is their sbnre in tlie venture. Oh.
yes. we're incorporated���under the
laws of Arizona; secret, of course. It
would never do for the names lo get
out. I'm showing you this only lie-
cause I want you to he satisfied who's
behind me."
"Lord. I'm satisfied." said Struve.
laughing nervously. "Dunham was
with you when you figured the scheme
out. and be met some of your friends
in Washington and New York. If he
says It's nil right, thnt settles it. But.
say. suppose anything went wrong
with tbe company and It leaked out
who (hose stockholders are?"
"There's no danger. I have the
books where tbey will be burned at Ihe
lirst sign. We'd have had our own
laud laws passed but for Sturtevant of
Nevada, curse him. lie blocked us
in the Semite. However, my plan is
this." Ho rapidly outlined bis proposition to the listeners, while a light of
admiration grew nud shone hi the
reckless face of Struve.
"By heavens, you're n wonder!" he
cried nt the close. "And I'm with you
body and soul. It's dangerous���thnt's
why 1 like It."
"Dangerous?" McNnranrn shrugged
his shoulders. "Bah! Where is the
danger? We've got tlie law, or. rather,
we are the law. Now, let's get to
It seemed that the boss of North
Dnkotn wns no slug,rnrd. He discarded coat nud waistcoat and tackled the
documents which Struve laid before
him. going through them like a whirlwind. Gradually he Infected the others with his energy, and soon behind
the locked doors nf Dunham & Struve
there were only haste and fever and
plot nnd lntrb'tie.
As Helen Chester led the judge toward the flamboyant, three storied hotel she prattled to him light henrtedly.
The fascination of n new land already
held her fast, and now she felt. In addition, security and relief. Olenlster
saw them from a distance nnd strode
forward to greet them.
He beheld a man of perhaps three
score years, benign of aspect save foi
the eyes, which were neither clear noi
steady, but had tb" trick nf looklnt
past one. Olenlster thought the mouth,
loo. rather weak and viiHIInlhr.'. but
the clean shaven face wns d I Til I fled by
learning and acumen ami was wrln
kled In pleasant fashion.
"My niece lias just told me of your
service to her." tlie old gentleman began,   "I nm happy to know you. sir."
"Besides being a brave knight nnd
assisting Indies In distress. Mr. Olenlster is a very great and wonderful
man." Helen explained lightly. "He
owns the  Midas."
"Indeed!" said the idd man. bis
shifting eyes now restlir: full on (lie
other witli a.flash or unmistakable In
terest "I bear that is a wonderful
mine.    Have you  begun work yet?"
"No. We'll commence sluicing day
after tomorrow. II lias been a late
spring. The snow in the gulch was
deep and tbe ground I haws slowly.
We've been building houses and doing
dead work, but we've got our men on
the ground waiting."
"I am greatly interested. Won't you
walk with us to tbe hotel? I want to
hear more about these wonderful
"Well, they ure great placers." said
the miner as the three walked on together. "Nobody knows how great because we've only Scratched at (hem
yet. In the first place, the ground Is
so shallow and tlie gold is so easy to
get thnt if nature didn't, safeguard us
in the winter we'd never dare leave our
claims for fear of 'snipers.' They'd
run in and rob us."
"How much will tlie Anvil creefc
mines produce (his summer?" asked
llie judge.
"It's bard to tell. sir. but we expect
to a\erage $5,000 a day from the Ml-
das alone, and there we--other claims
just as good."
"Your title is nil clear, I dare say.
"Absolutely except f:>r one jumper,
and wc doil't't:1ke hlin serionsly. A
fellow named (ittllowuy relocated ns
one night last month. Irat he didn't allege any grounds for doing so. and we
could never find trace of him. If we
had. our Idle would be as clean as
BUOW again." He said the last with a
peculiar Inflection.
"You wouldn't use violence. I trust?"
"Sure! Why not? Il lias worked all
right heretofore."
"But. my dear sir. Iliose dnys are
gone. The law is bere. and it is tlie
duly of every one to abide by it."
"Well, perhaps it Is. but in (bis country we consider a man's mine as sacred as his family. We didn't know
what a kick and key were iu the early
times, and we didn't have any troubles
except famine and hardship It's different now. though. Why. (here hnve
been more claims Jumped around here
(his spring Ihiin in the whole length
and history of the Yukon."
They had reached the hotel, nnd
Olenlster paused, turning to the girl ns
tbe judge entered. When she started
to follow, be detained her.
"1 cubic down from the hills on pur-
pise to see you. It has been a long
��� iloii t talk that way." she Interrupt-
��1 coldly.   "I don't care to hear It."
"See here, what makes you shut me
out and wrap yourself up In your
haughtiness? I'm sorry for what I did
dial night. I've told yon so repented-
ly, I've wrung my soul for that act
till (here's nothing left but repentance "
"It is not that." she snld slowly. "1
have been thinking it over during the
past month, and now that I have gained nn insight into this life 1 see that
it wasn't au unnatural thing for you
lo do. It's terrible to think of, hut It's
true. I don't mean that It was pardonable." she continued quickly, "for It
wasn't, and I hate you when I thbik
about it. but I suppose 1 put myself
Into a position to invite such actions.
No; I'm sufficiently brondmlnded not
to blame you unreasonably, and I think
I could like you in spite of it, just for
what you have done for me. But that
Isn't all. There is something deeper.
You saved my life, and I'm grateful,
but you frighten me always. It is
the cruelty In your strength, it Is
something away back in you-lustful
and ferocious and wild and crouching."
He smiled wryly.
"It Is my local color maybe, nbsorhed
from this country. I'll try to change,
though, if you want me to. I'll let
them rope and throw nnd brand me.
I'll take on the graces of civilization
nnd put away revenge and ambition
and all the rest of it if it will make
you like me any better. Why. I'll even
promise not to violate the person of
our cjaini jumper if I entch him. nnd
heaven knows that means lhat Snm-
son 1*8 purled W'th his locks."
"I rjilnk I could like you ir yon did."
she said, "but you can't do it. You are
a savage."
��� ��        *        *        ��        *        *
There are no clubs nor marts where
men foregather for business in the
north���nothing but the saloon, nnd this
Is nil nnd more thnn a club. Here men
congregate to drink, to gamble nnd to
Ira (he.
It wns Into In the evening when
Glenlster entered the Northern and
passed Idly down the row of games,
pausing at the crap table, where he
rolled the dice when his turn came.
Moving to the roulette wheel, he lost n
stuck of whites, but nt the faro "layout" his luck wns better, nnd he won n
gold coin on'the high card, whereupon
he promptly ordered u round of drinks
for the men grouped about blui. n formality always precedent to overtures
of general friendship.
As he paused, glnss In hnnd. Ids eyes
were drawn to a man who stood close
by, talking earnestly. The aspect of
the stranger challenged notice, for he
stood high above Ids companions, with
u peculiar grace of attitude hi place of
the awkwardness common in men of
great stature. Among those who were
listening Intently to the man's carefully modulated tones Glenlster recognized Mexico Mulllns, the ex-giiiubler
who hail given Dextry the warning nl
rmilaska. As he further studied the
listening group n drunken man slag
gored uncertainly through the wide
doors of the saloon and. gaining sigh,
of the tall stranger, blinked, then approached llilll. speaking with u loud
"Well, If 'taln't ole Alec McNamara:
How do, ye ole pirate?"
McNamarn nodded nnd turned his
bnck coolly upon the newcomer.
"Don't turn your dorsal fin to me. I
wan' to talk to ye."
McNamara continued bis calm discourse till he received a vicious whack
on the shoulder. Then he turned for a
moment to Interrupt bis assailant's
garrulous profanily:
"Dou't bother me.   I am engaged."
"Ye won' talk to me.-eh? Well, I'm
goin' to talk to you, see. 1 guess you'd
listen If I told these people nil I know
about you.   Turn around here."
Ills voice was menacing and nttrnct-
ed general notice. Observing this. McNamara addressed him, his words
dropping clear, concise and cold:
"Dou't talk to me. You are a drunken nuisance. Oo nway before something happens to you."
Again lie turned away, but the
drunken man seized aud whirled hhn
about, repealing his abuse, encouraged
by this apparent patience.
"Your pardon for un instant, gentlemen." McNamara laid a large white
and manicured band upon the flannel
sleeve of the miner nnd gently escorted
him through the entrance to the side-
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
March, 1909 :
.43 .
.53 .
..52 ...
..47 ...
..51 ...
.57 J.
.52 .
.61 .
.61 .
.55 .
.57 .
.60 .
. . 21
.. 20
.. 20
'.'. 28
.. 33
.. 33
.. 27
. . 27
.. 25
.. 25
.. 35
.. 24J
.. 27
.. 25
.. 22
.. 22
. . 2-14
.. 2-1
.. 28
.. 28
.. 27
.. 28
.. 40
.. 38
,. 45
.. 25
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regular $15.00 for $12.75
Solid oak, golden finish table
regular $20.80 for 17.50
Empire oak, golden finish table
regular $19.35 for   16.25
We have other styles not listed
here.   Call and see them.
Note    We will duplicate the   prices of any
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Do you want to
The total rainfall was .38 inches.
Business block on Main Street; two
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seven and one-half acres on Fairview
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If so, the easiest and best way is to secure a loan from the
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For full particulars watch this space, or see
JAS. F. TUPPER,      Agent and Collector.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
ivnili. wlnle tlie crowd smiled.
As Ihey cleared the threshold, bow-
ever, lie clinched his fist without n
word und. raising it, struck tho sit
fully nnd cruelly upon the jaw. 'Ills
victim fell silently, the back or liis
bend striking the hoards with n hollow
thump: then, without even observing
how he lay, McXilmltril re-entered the
saloon and tool; up his conversation
where he hnd been Interrupted. His
voice wns ns evenly regulated ns liis
movements, betraying not :i sign of
anger, excitement or bravado, lie lit
n cigarette, extrnctel n notebook and
jotted down certain niciunrnndii supplied him by Mexico Mnllins.
All Ihis time the body lay across the
threshold wltbniil il sign of life. Tlie
blinz of the roulette wheel wus resumed, und the crap denier began his
monotonous routine. Every eye wns
llxed on tlie nonchalant mnn nt the
har, but the unconscious creature outside fhe threshold lay unheeded, for
in these men's code it behooves the
most humane lo practice a certain
aloofness iu the mutter of private
Having completed his notes. MoNn-
mara shook hands gravely with his
companions nud strode out through the
door, past the hulk that sprawled
ueross his path nnd without pause or
glance dlsnppeured.
A down wining, though unsympathetic, bunds Inld the drunkard on Ihe
roulette table, where the bartender
poured pitcher upon pitcher of wnter
over hiui.
"He ain't hurt none to speak of,"
lllld a bystander; theu added, with en-
"Hill, suy, there's a moil In this hero
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Pare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Eraming a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Goods delivered to any part
of the town daily.
Prompt attention given to mail
Phone 21. P. & Box 203.
Write to-day for catalogue.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,
30tf Vancouver. B. C.
IKl'S your new shift boss?"
Olenlster  Inquired   of   his
purlner  il   few   dnys   luler,
Indicating u mnn in the cut
below, busied iu sel"ng II line of
"That's old Slapjack Kiuiuis. friend
of mine from up Dawson way."
Olenlster Inugbed Immoderately, for
the object was unusually tall nnd loose
jointed nnd wore u soiled suit of yellow
IliaekltlUW, He hud laid off Ills emit,
iiiid now the buggy, bilious truiseri
tiling precariously from Ids lingular
shoulders by suspenders of ul.inning
frailty. His legs were lost 111 gum
hoots, also loose und cavernous, nnd
his entire cos tu llie linked relaxed nnd
flapping, so that lie gave the Impres-
slou of being able to shake himself out
of his raiment nnd to rise like n burlesque Aphrodite. His face wns ever-
grown with u g'iraled tangle flint
looked ns though it hnd been trimmed
with buttonhole scissors, while above
Ihe brush heap grandly soured a shiny,
domelike hend.
"tins he always boon bnldV"
"Nuw! lit- ain't liuld nl nil. lie
shaves his nob. In Ihe early dnys he
wore n long llowin' inune which was
Inhabited by crickets, tree toads nud
such fiiiinn. It got lo be n hobby wilh
him finally, so Hint, he growed superstitious nbout goin' UUCUl'I'lod nnd would
buck into u corner wilh both guns
drawed  if n  burlier came near  him.
(To be continued.)
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All Stock True to Name.
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
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.
Similkameen Division of Yale District.
Take Notice lhat A lexander Henry
Steven, of Summerland, in the province
of British Columbia, occupation Accountant, intends (o apply for permission to purchase tlie following described
Commencing at a post planted at the
northwest corner of lot number 104 S,
thence south 80 chains; thence west 20
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 20 chains to the point of commencement, and containing one hundred and
sixty acres, more or less.
Summerland, 24th March, 1909.
Bronze Turkey eggs for hatching $2.
25 per setting of 11 eggs. Call on or
send to
36   4 Penticton B. C.
Trees Trees Trees
Layritz Nurseries,
Victoria, B. C.
We have a fine stock of all the leading
varieties on hand.
All stock is propagated  from  fruiting
trees rendering practically no risk
regarding untrueness to name.
Write for catalogue
and price list to our local representative
KEL.OWNA,       -        B. C.
The 1st of March.
(Wc do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.)
To (be Editor r,f The Penticton PBBSS:
Dear Sir,- Knowing that you
are running your little paper on
a broad and yet conservative
plan, with the future in mind for
the general benefit of all, I ask
space for the following, which
you will perceive is not a private
nor a clique advertisement. I
have just awoke from my winter's sleep and crawled out from
the snow, to find spring on in
earnest, and the Pentictonites
busy as ants. Now, Mr. Editor,
I am a pretty close observer and
have got some untrained foresight, and I want to say that I
am pleased with the industrious
ways of the Penticton people. I
see that you are laying the foundation stone for something large
and grand, and, as I am interested to the extent of fourteen
years' work here, I am more
than pleased to see this lovely
spot of B. C. being put to the
use it surely was intended for,
and I am certain that I am not
the only prospector and miner
who will eventually make Penticton his home. I expect from
what I see now, that Penticton
is destined to be the commercial
centre as well as the home of the
mining man.
To brief a long story and make
it comprehensive, I will put Penticton as the hind wheel in the
Spokane bicycle. You will have
east and west and north and
south railroads, which will give
you an American route to the
markets on the south, and a
Canadian route to those on the
north, both traversing the territory east and west from coast to
coast. I don't mean to say that
you will be shipping fruit a very
great distance either way, for
you will have a very good home
market, for when the mines are
developed and working one-half
their full capacity, there will be
thousands of consumers for your
product in the Similkameen Valley alone. What I mean, is the
miners will have transportation
for their bullion from the big
smelters and refinery situated
just a few miles below town near
the falls on the Okanagan river.
Mr. Editor, you may or may
not have an idea of the possible
values lying waiting their time
to be brought to light that there
are in those mountains rising
above these fertile valleys. We
poor, ignorant prospectors have
been trying to supply a certain
demand, requiring certain ore
and gangue, and depending entirely on certain people who have
stock of their last ventures for
sale yet. That day is coming to
a close, and I am sure we have
everything necessary for cheap
and independent mining. We
have coal of all grades, white
calcite for cement, chromium
and all the steel hardening metals; and we can boast of rare
metals (so far in small quantities), from native lead, up.
Within sixteen miles of Penticton, this spring, a prospector discovered a belt of volcanic quartz
the same as the Cripple Creek,
Colorado, gangue, and found
some promising ore in it; and he
has in his possession, now, specimens from that camp which
show the telurids of silver and
gold, but from a dierite formation.
Now Mr. Editor, I hope the
men who are now taking hold of
mining properties in this belt, or
district, will be welcomed, if
they do take the money mostly
to Spokane and the coast cities,
or to the Atlantic coast. I am
sure your town will capture some
of them. With a few of them
here you will never want for
profitable exercise of your literary ability, a thing of which I
am sadly in need.
Hoping this article may cause
a more competent man to do the
.subject justice, I will conclude
by promising you a detailed report on the mining belt of Cedar
(reek, next month, if desired.
Yours truly,
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100. oo to $125. oo per
acre. All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150. oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
Who does not carry Fire Insurance is not a business man,
but a very poor speculator. WE represent the strongest
Companies in the world.
In case of death are you satisfied as to the future
welfare of your family ? ' Can they carry your assets on
until such time when they can be disposed of at the figure
you value them at present? Or is it to be a case of forced
sale and loss of money ? Let us show you how to protect
The Records of the Royal Life Insurance Co., of
London, England, are unsurpassed by Consols.
From North jp's Prize
Winning Laying Strain
This Pen, that is headed by a prize-
winning male, imported, from the
above strain, is not any experiment, but have proven their egg-
producing qualities in size and
$2.00   -   3 for $5.00.
Be Satisfied with only the Best
To soothe the savage breast, but
is the best thing to cover it with.
Sovereign Brand Spring Suits
Are attracting a great deal of attention from both men and women.
The men have particularly noted that the
Material and Workmanship
Put into these suits
Are of the Highest Class
And that they are the
Most reasonably priced Suits in town.
The women recognize that a Sovereign Brand suit is the most attractive thing
a man can get himself into.
The suits that are attracting the most attention are not the highest priced.
They are marked at $20 and are equal to $30 suits
They are certainly handsome and are sure to be all sold before the season
gets properly started.
The Penticton Press
Do you use
The Loose Leaf System
Of Book-keeping ?
The PRESS is making preparations to meet all
requirements of the trade in that line.
We keep on hand a large stock of Stationery
and are prepared to print anything from a visiting
card to a full sheet poster.
Our prices are as low, and, in many instances,
lower than those of reputable printing firms at the
Work done promptly, and satisfaction guaranteed.   Get your orders in as early as you can.
There are many other lines to choose from, both
two and three=piece suits, with prices ranging
from $7.25 to $23.50 per suit.
General Merchant. Phone 6.
J Genei
Hundreds of copies of the PRESS are sent out of
town every week. People at a distance size up the business interests of a place by the advertising columns of the
local paper. It is the only way they can do it. We are
at present advertising all the churches, secret societies,
Municipal Council, Sc.nool I loard, Board of Trade, stage
routes, post office luurs and C. P. R. time table, free of
charge, and woulcV gladly a< Ivertise every business firm in
town the same way, if we c juld, but we cannot do ic because it takes money to run a paper. It costs more to
carry an advertisement in t he PRESS than in the post
office, but we are convinced that the PRESS will give the
better returns. We are doii ;;j everything in our power to
forward the interests of the town, and guarantee to turn
out the very best paper that can be turned out with the
financial support received.
Ch'cul. ation
There are only two or thn e people anywhere in the
district who are not subscribe; -s for the PRESS.     What
wouldn't we sacrifice if they c raid only be added to our
list ?   The subscription is one dollar per year.   It is worth
that to light the fire with.
THEPentict on Press
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