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The Penticton Press Feb 6, 1909

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aiv negotiable al $4.90 tc ll.i' �� sterling in Great Britain and Ireland.
They form an excellent ire bed c f remitting small sums cf money with safely and
at small cost, and may be oblaincJ without delay. lh;
Penticton Brands     -     =    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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DELAYS ore imitm,    PIRES ere numerous.
Fire Insurance Company.
This Company was incorporated by the GOVERNMENT
OF CANADA in 1859 ; operates under license of the DOMINION GOVERNMENT, and carries a deposit with the
RECEIVER-GENERAL in excess of the requirements.
Positively the lowest rates.   See me before insuring.
Also the A?vC��I,0-AMKRICAN and other
sound companies represented.
The Penticton Saddlery ffiu��.
REPAIRS-Shoes and harness- Promptly Attended To.
��� Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
K If you /ant a Stylteh Outfit, this is the place to come.   You can always ^
|p> get teams just when you want them.    We make a specialty  of  keeping *4
& good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack   horses. fc
i/ We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy  for  cash 2 I
ni miu rrul'   ll...   It..jl' valr.an ���.,..! r\,iv n.,t*./^iit. n-iat Ihu l.ems.l'.l- **
we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
Committees Appointed and Get k
The Penticton Council convened for the first time at noon
on Monday. The provisions of
the law having been complied
with thereby, the meeting was
promptly adjourned until the
On resuming the meeting, the
first question that came up for
consideration was the appointment of a municipal secretary-
treasurer and collector. There
being six applications, the choice
was made by ballot, and Mr.
Chas. Were was selected.
Moved by J. Power; seconded
by S. W. Hatch, that the salary of the Sec.-Tr. and Collector
be $25 per month.   Carried.
Moved by S. W. Hatch; seconded by L. C. Barnes that the
question of cutting wood on the
townsite streets be filed to allow
the Council to see the places for
which applications have been
made for cutting.   Carried.
The Reeve appointed the following standing committees:
Finance, J. Power; Works, H.
Murk; Health, L. C. Barnes:
Water and Light,  S. W. Hatch.
Moved by H. Murk; seconded
by L. C. Barnes that the Clerk
be instructed to communicate
with the Kelowna City Clerk
with regard to gasoline lights
for sale and to secure a copy of
the Kelowna City by-laws. Carrie:!.
Moved by L. C. Barnes; seconded by H. Murk, that the
meeting adjourn.   Carried.
Local and
Th? Literary.
There were about one hundred
present at the meeting of the
Literary Society this week, and
the debate on the subject, "Re-
s lived that painting is a greater
p:nver for good than music,"
was undoubtedly the most interesting and the best contested of
W. S. Munson, of Kelowna. I any held this season. The affirm-
has bought out Crowley and Co. 's | ative was taken by Mrs. Swinton
and Miss F. Thompson, and the
negative by Miss A.  Moore and
Oranges and Lemons a t King's.
Firemen's bad Feb. 15, Steward's Hall.   See bills.
Horn���On Jan. 3Cth. to Mr.
and Mrs. (Dr.) R. B. White, a
11.00 Per Year In Advance
I suit. The building of this bridge
| will not only shorten that portion
of the trunk road lying between
j Penticton and Summerland by
about four miles but will cut out
the most impassable section.
The completion of the road on
the east side of Dog Lake will
have a similar effect upon the
trunk road to the south.
Miss B. Thompson. After this
there should be no further difficulty in securing lady debaters.
The judges gave their decision
I in favor of the negative.
Important Public Work.
K Special  Attention  To Tlie  Wants Of  Commercial  Men. ,.
enticton Slag^
Stage Connects with Steamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway ai Iteremeos, and with stage to Medley and Princeton. Leaves at ii a.n
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.
Cocoa end Chocolate.
This is the season when a cup of either cocoa or
1 chocolate seems to taste better than at other times.
It induces that warm, comfortable feeling everyone
tries to get when the weather is cold. We stock the
best brands :���Van Houten's, Baker's, Fry's, and
Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Furnishings
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
A petition has been forwarded
toL. W. Shatford, M. P. P.,
asking for the road at 4 mile
cre?k on the east side of Lake
Skaha to be extended south to
connect with the main wagon
road at Okanagan Falls. When
this road is completed it will be
as good as the road from Okanagan Falls to the International
Boundary Line, which is supposed to be one of the best in
B. C. It will also do away with
people going south driving over
the sand hills, which is a dangerous piece of road and cannot be
The building of this road will
also be a great advantage to
Penticton as it will go right
through the fruit lands south of
die town and be one of the finest drives in the province, which
is one thing Penticton requires
to make it an ideal place to live
in. It is possible now to drive
from the International Boundary
Line to Vernon, and with the
exception of the present road
from Okanagan Falls to Penticton, it is first class in all respects
and it is only reasonable to expect that the government will at
once complete the road on the
east side.
The class of people that are investing now in the Okanagan
have been used to good level
roads, and it is the duty of all
who are interested in the advancement of this district to do
all in their power to get the local
government to complete this public work.
This road will also open up
several miles of first class fruit
land which is tributary to Penticton, whereas the present road
passes nearly all the way through
che Indian Reserve.
Sow Sutton's Seeds
Write to-day for catalogue.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,
26 Hastings St. West,
:!0tf Vancouver, B. O.
the P.
at 6:45
Boys' Club.
On Friday the boys of
B. C. met at their club
p. m. At seven o'clock two
sleighs hired for the occasion
from Welby\s, driven by Mr. Ives
and Mr, McNeill drew up at the
door. The boys, 20 in number,
packed in, and, amidst much
cheering, started off for a sleigh-
ride. For three hours the sleigh-
bells jingled an accompaniment
to cheers, songs and shouts of
the merry crew, up the bench,
down to Dog Lake, across to the
Reservation and home by the
meadows. There everyone was
regaled with hot coffee, sandwiches and cakes.
Three cheers were given for
the drivers, the President, and
Horace Lister who had been the
promoter of the party, and to!
whose arrangements the ride
was voted a great success. At
11 p.m. all joined hands and sang
Auld Lang Syne, and so ended a
very happy evening.
butcher business.
Born-On Jan. 30th., to Mr.
land Mrs. G. F. Guernsey, "The
| Willows," Penticton. a son.
j J. Dignan spent the past week
in the vicinity of Nicola with a
view to purchasing horses.
A. S. Smith returned Monday
after spending a couple of weeks
at Vernon and the coast.
Carload of Ogilvie's flour to
hand at King's.
The Anniversary Services of
the Methodist Church will be held
on Sunday Feb. 14th. Rev. S. S.
Osterhout Ph. D., of Vernon,
will be the preacher of the day.
Mrs. W. J. Clement will hold
her post-nuptial reception on the
afternoon and evening of next
Thursday, the 11th. inst. At
home third Thursdays thereafter.
Mrs. H. L. DeBeck will receive
at her residence, "Bona Vista,"
on Friday, the 12th. inst., afternoon and evening; and afterwards on the third Thursday of
each month.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Norton, of
Winnipeg, are visiting at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Mitchell, having come here looking
for warm weather. They intend
remaining some time.
The new school trustee board,
comprising Messrs. Mitchell, McKenzie, Roadhouse, Rogers and
Wilton, held their first meeting
on Monday evening. W. A. McKenzie was elected chairman and
R. Wilton secretary.
There will be an extraordinary
general meeting of the Board of
Trade in Steward's Hall at 8
o'clock Saturday evening, the 6th
inst. Invitations are extended
to the public to attend. A number of questions, very important
to this district will come up for
The enthusiasm with which
the subject of a reading room is
being taken up is very encouraging. Now for the ways and
means! No doubt there is plenty
of information on this subject,
and all that is required is that it
be made available. Find out all
you can and then call a public
A party of friends met at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. James
Denniston, Ellis St., on Wednesday evening to enjoy a social
dance. Music was furnished by
Wm. Denniston and Fred Phelps
with violins, while the bagpipes
were present from Naramata.
An excellent lunch was provided
the guests. Lake and to connect the road
Fresh grass Australian butter from that point with the road to
at King's. Summerland.
A musical and dramatic enter- The second resolution, ad-
tainment is to be given in aid of dressed to Mr. Shatford, asked
the building fund of St. Saviour'sj tor the completion of the road
Church, on Monday Feb. 22nd, in infl the east side of Dog (or
Steward's Hall at 8 p. m. Tic-j Skaha) Lake to Okanagan Falls.
kets will be on sale at an early I A portion of the road referred
date at 75c. and 50c. Those who
had the pleasure of seeing the
similar entertainment last year,
will be pleased to hear that Mrs. |
W. F. H. Swinton has again the j
Annual Meeting Conservative Association.
The annual meeting of the
Penticton Conservative Association was held in the committee
rooms on Tuesday evening. The
chair was taken by G. F. Guernsey, the 1st vice-president, after
which the election of officers for
the ensuing year was proceeded
with. This resulted in the election of Dr. R. B. White as president, the return of G. F. Guernsey and W. A. McKenzie as 1st
and 2nd vice-presidents, respectively. Jas. W. Edmonds was
elected secretary-treasurer by
acclamation, as were the additional members of the council,
W. T. Shatford, G. H. Feldt-
mann, C. A. C. Steward, B. A.
Shatford and Norman Hill.
Two very important resolutions
were next submitted and passed.
The first was addressed to Price
Ellison, M. P. P., and L. W.
Shatford, M. P. P., and comprised a request that those members use their influence to have
a sufficient sum placed in the on Thursday morning,
estimates at the present session j Mrs. Jas. Miller and Miss Mary
of the Legislature to construct a spent the week's end in Summer-
bridge across Okanagan River! land, the guests of Rev. and
near  the  outlet  of   Okanagan j Mrs. Solley.
Mr. Harry Cossar left ou a
short business trip to Naramatii
on Monday evening.
Miss Lane and Miss Alice
Dougald were passengers to Summerland on Monday.
Mrs. J. R. Morrin returned on
Monday's boat from Seattle
where she has been visiting fulsome months.
Mr. S. McLaughlin made a visit to Vernon on Thursday, returning the following evening.
Dr. Connoly gave an instructive lecture at the League on Monday night, his subject being
Mr. R. Stevens made a business trip here on Tuesday inspecting the telephone system.
Rev. C. W. Whyte met with an
accident on Saturday night Ly
running into a wire clothes-line.
The lid of his eye was badly cut.
His pulpit was occupied by Rev.
J. T. Jones.
A. W. Angus opened his confectionery shop on Feb.. 2nd..
Also, Jos. Woods started business
in his fine new butcher shop.
The show windows of both these
places display at present a tempting variety of good things.
A. J. C. Clarence went to Revelstoke on Saturday in connection
wdth business of the B. C. Fruit
Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Williams
entertained a large party of
young people on Friday evening
in honor of Mrs. Williams' sister,.
Miss Eva Black, who soon takes
her departure for the east.
A. E. Boyer, agent of Layrita
Co's nursery, of Kelowna, made
a visit to Peachland on Wednesday last.
Rev. J. J. Nixon and Dr. A.
K. Connoly will be at home to
their friends on Thursday afternoon from 3 to 5 o'clock, at the
D. Kirkby is erecting a commodious workshop for his use
during the coming season.
The newly organized Glee Club
met at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
A. D. Ferguson on Thursday
Mr. Scott, who has been travelling in Europe for some time,, returned to visit his brother in
Moose Jaw and continued his
journey here to visit his aunt,,
Mrs. Chas. Young.
Mr. and Mrs. Kenweik, having
spent the winter here, returned
to their home in Victoria,. B. C,
to in the latter resolution has
been built from both the Penticton and Ok. Falls ends, and now
requires only about three  miles
(We Uo not hold ouKsaLVes rasponsitilui f\m fchu.
ouinionH of coiutfsuoiiUtintaOj
An acre lot,  n'coly
neat cottagrf  wiin
dowers, etc., poultry
situated near lake
nitd lawn, shrubs,
house and yard.
Also for sale about 100 hens,   mostly
thorough-bred White Leghorns.
Apply to
30-2. Winnipeg St.,, Penticton.
To the Editor u�� Tiik I'knth.'Tun I'ur.sK ::
Dear Sir,-I was glad  to
in the columns of your last
that  the question  of   a   public
to complete the connection.   The reading room is likely to be takeit
up at an early date. Coming as:
I do from a. neighboring town
where such an institution exists,.
I am in a position to speak of its,
great benefits and success.    It iai
former resolution embodies a
long felt want, and one that upon
numerous previous occasions has
been pressed upon the provincial
government.   The people of Pen
ticton are becoming very much i well patronized not only by the
in earnest regarding this ques-!bachelors, "men of middle age,"
tion, and should the wishes of ; but also largely by  the  young,
this section be further ignored men of the district,
an intense dis3a.tisfa.ction will re-' �������. mrmBian bubp di THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. FEBRUARY G, 1909.
(Contin'jrd from paKe 4.
The Associated Boards comprise Armstrong, Enderby, Vernon, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland and our Poarl. It is
thus seen that the trade of
valley is well represented Among
the important resolutions which
emanated from one or other of
Easiness block on Main Street;   two
torey with two compartments down-]
stairs and hall upstairs,$2,500.    Lot 63,
seven and one-half acres on  Fairview
Road, $2,200.      J. D. McDonau),
the : L2-tf Potlatch, Idaho, i
District  of
| of Summerland, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to pur-
. the following described land :
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of Lot 8952, thence
west '"���) chains; thence north 20 chains;
thence ease 'IV. chain:;; thence south 20
chains to point of commencement, and
containing 40 acres, more or less.
the individual Boards and were: Osoyoos Land District,
accepted    by    the    Associated j   TAKE NOTICE Sit T. R. Whitfi
Boards are :
1. That transportation facilities be enlarged in practically
every department;
2. That rates on all produce
be reduced that we may compete
on a fair basis with outside
IS.   That fruit imported bo sub- Dated 28th December, 1903
jected to a more rigid inspection
before   being  admitted   to   the
Dominion of Canada;
4. That we have more representation in the local House;
5. That a daily boat service
be inaugurated and continued
through the year hereafter;
6. That the Provincial Government be asked to appoint a
lecturer to tour the United States
advocating the advantages offered to settlers in British Columbia.
Our own Board was not represented at this meeting owing to
the irregularity of the boat service, however, the above resolutions were sent in for concurrence. They were of course approved of in substance.
These are the plans of the
Board in general.     The details
Eastern capital ready to investigate
legitimate investments���lands, timber
or mines -in British Columbia. Address in lirst instance with full particulars, "CAPITAL,"
Care of Noble & <'o., Molson Bank
Building, Vancouver, li. C. 2L.-G
Painter, Papcrhnnger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Speda'ly.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.        Main Si.
may be had by members of the PENTICTON  DAIRY
Board on application to the Sec- Ddily delivery of Fresh Milk to
rotary, Mr. Swinton. all parts of the town.
It is seen, therefore,  that the
work of the Board of Trade is of
interest to all and to be success- \
ful it must have a large support.  Chi APftlFAII
li. M. McNeill,
Criticism is healthy but active
support is necessary.
I thank you, Mr. Editor, for
your valuable space. Knowing
your public-spiritedness, I have
probably intruded too much, but
we require a united front against
such opposition as we have to
contend with.
Yours truly,
J. J. Hunter,
President Penticton Board of
S ifiinuui
When you think of budding
us up.
That is a fault of administration
not of the system. Aagin you
make no allowances for a bona
fide owner. You say you want
to see the town built up. If you
raise taxes unduly on unimproved
property of bona fide holders or
even speculators, if they have
any confidence in the town, they
will be forced to build very inferior buildings in order to break
even   until   conditions   warrant
number of untenanted  buildings
iof a poor cits
To the Editor nf The penticton press :
Dear Sir:���Some weeks ago
your leading editorial was devoted to advocating Single Tax. better ones. To my mind this
This scheme was also made a policy would be fatal to jmrjrov.
plank in the platform of one of ing the town> We wouid haye a
the candidates for municipal
honors ��� in fact this candidate
headed the poll.    I do not,   how-j    People with money will  invest
ever, think that this plank elect- in good buildings as fast as con-
m,    '   ..    ,       ,. ,   ,     ditions warrant and the fact that
The writer has discussed this improvements are taxed will be
question with both of you and it of no conseqUence. If these
appears to him that tho sole taxes are too high it is again the
ground to be gained by the sys- fault of administration. I
tern is the general reducing of ;��� ���,,������,}
real estate prices.    I am holding
no brief for the speculators, but
I believe the principle of Single
Tax is wrong.
Taxes are collected for improvements and who but the occupants of the improved property get the direct advantage of
these municipal improvements?
The larger the buildings or the
administration. I have
in mind a man who owns a vacant lot in a good position in
town. It would be a lasting
shame to see any but a first class
building on it. The owner has
the means to put this building
up when the business of the town
would stand it. This man is
called unpatriotic.
These points are not to be con-
i strued as meaning that I am not
better the improvements to prop- in lavor of hayj     ]ots wh|ch &rQ
erty, the more to use our streets dangerous,  from either fire or
and other improvements   A man jl(,ll|h     inL ()f yi       dcane(]
ouiids an office or store buildinc r>,   ��   .-,,, ,���              i     ;  V
for an investment not to improve ' hT SltUatl��nS   mf  bo df!t
either the town or his neighbor's Wlth more effectually in other
property.   lie bases his return waj's' The same arguments with
for the investment on  what the s!iKht changes are applied to the
building will net him either in fruit lots which are substantially
increased business if he occupies in the same Position,
it himself or in rentals if  it is ,  We have a  #ood   town   with
leased.    These rentals are based heaithy business and there is  no
on interest on  capital invested one wil�� ll!is greater confidence
less taxes,  insurance,   deprecia- in *ts  future   than   the   writer,
taxes are high then : M-v ��!>.l>cUon to Single Tax is as
tion, etc.   If
). matter of principle and I trust
if any steps are taken to alter
the present system it will only
be after mature consideration.
Yours truly,
rents will be correspondingly
high. It is not a case of fining
a man for improvements. It is
only the users of the improved
property paying their just due
to the improvements of the municipality which they benefit by.
Under the scheme you advocate you claim that speculators
would have to pay for the in-
creased value created by  no en- j RATES $2<s0
ergy of theirs, but by the enter-L. Barnes
prise of others,   It is quite right!       "    PENTICTON, b"c.
that a man should not be assessed '	
1J ()T EjL,  1 >EIV TK 3T< )N.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
for a property at $300 when it
worth ten   times   lhat   amour
booscnpcion $1.00 fer
Ladies' and Children's Wool Gloves,
regular 75c., 40c, 35c, for     25c
Children's Wool Gloves, regular 25c
for     15c.
Ladies' Lined Mocha Gloves with
gauntlet & fringe, regular $2.25
for   $1.50
Imported French Kid Gloves, regular
$1.75, for   $1.00
Boys' Heavy Worsted Hose,  regular
50c, for    35c
1 only, child's size 24, White Bearskin Coat, cape collar, heavy fine
quality material, large pearl buttons, regular price $7.50, for  $5.00
1 only, child's size 22, White Bearskin Coat, cape collar trimmed
with braid, large white pearl
buttons, regular $6.50, for   $4.50
1 only, size 22, same as above only
lighter weight, regular $3.50, for $2.25
Men's Shower Proof Overcoats, sizes
36, 37, 38, regular $10, for   $0.00
Overcoats,   better   quality,   regular
$15.00, for $11.00
California 9 oz.  Blue Denim Pants,
regular $1.75. for   $1.40
8 oz. Drill Overalls with or  without
bibs, regular $1.25, for  $1.00
H. & P. Biscuits, regular price 15c lb.
now 2 for 25c
H. & P. Biscuits, reg. 20c, for     15c
Fairy Soap, regular 10c, now 3 for 25c
Queen's   Bath   Soap,   regular 10c,
now 4 for 25c
Golden West Soap, regular 25c, for, 20c
Best Hams, small and medium, per
pound    20c.
NOTICE is hereby given tliat an  application will ha made to the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act to incorporate
Tbe Kettle River Valley Railway Com-
I pany. with power to build,  construct,
maintain and operate a line of railway
of standard guage, to be operated  by
steam, electricity, or any other power,
j for the carrying of freight, passengers
and express:   Commencing at a point
.������ or near Midway,   B.  C,  thence to
Penticton, by the most feasible  route,
a distance oi' 120 miles,   more or less;
and commencing at a point at or near
Penticton on Okanagan Lake, thence to
a point at or near Nicola, by  the  most
feasible route, a distance of about lijU
miles, more or less, with power to con-
I struct and operate telegraph and telephone lines, for ihe purpose of its busi-
i ness, and for the public,  with power
j to own, use and operate water  powers
convenient io the road, for railway and
; other purposes, and with such  powers
I and privileges as are usually given to
! railway companies, and with  power  to
j lease and operate any other line of rail-
' way incorporated  by  tbe Province of
British Columbia,
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, thi3 13th
day of December, 1908.
2'i-G Solicitors for the Applicants.
W. R. King
Ellis Street.
Phone 25.
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.
Ca!i and Inspect our Stock.
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 0:30 a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at ti p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
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.
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
Ja. t. roberge,
Send me your full bill for my
P. O. Box 364,
Kelowna,     -    B. C.
I furnish the very finest grade
of Nursery Stock at as low prices
as other responsible firms furnish
the same grade of stock.
on 3 year old roots :
Mcintosh Red, Jonathan, Wealthy,
Spitzenburgh, Yellow Newtown Pippin.
All First-Class Trees, 3 feet to 4 feet
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TlMCt) u last slimd might he mudf.
The Throat!
(ine helping Hie other, ihey dragged
themselves on and llllo the opening.
I in- lime lllld narrowed Close behind, crashing ilirougli ;i thicket, were
tlie warriors, illlliollilcillg themselves
With shrill whoops
Dallas walled, propped against u
rtnnr 'Ihe winds nl' the old Texas
auiis begun in i..1. ill Uer inliiU:
"Wo iaw tin* Indiana coming,
We heard them give a yell.
My ft-.'ilnj.M in that moment
No mortal tongue couM tell."
She wns spent. She had no hope of
being spared from death. Vet she wus
strangely culm nud unafraid.
"Marylyu 'II he happy." she said. "1
know   John    l.tiunshmy    well   enough
fur that."
She been id e conscious of. thirst. A
branch of wild roses shining wilh raindrops bobbed iibove her she bent the
Mowers tn her Ulouth one hy one and
sucked their moisture. The gray of
the sky wns turning lo pink. There
was a lifting foreglow in the east.
���'See. Charley," she snld, "there'll he
good light to light iu. Hut���but there's
just one charge."
AiS each mnn of the rescuing
I party splashed out upon tbe
sandy beach hefore Shanty
Town he headed for the open
level. There wns uo waiting for coin-
innnds, no uttetnpt at order-only the
sound of labored breathing, of frantic
urging, of the plying of heel and list.
Crossing the hend the company wns
strung to a long, b(\. rubbled line. It
was slow going. Already the' horses
had stood hard usage���the detour with
Matthews, the return and Ihe severely
trying swim I-r.-iser. given the lend,
still kept It, dinging hoarse persuasion
into Buckskin's ttnttened ears.
So far tbe troopers had kept silent
through fear for ihe girls' safety���fear
Hint the hostages if aware of pursuit
would wreak Instant death. But now,
ns their lieutenant advanced to the
shack, the men behind, while trying
their utmost to giin. sent forward yell
upon yell to startle the Indians Into
dropping their captives and seeking
No whoops replied, but from the
doorway, unheard, the voice of a man:
"Oliver, Oliver!   Here!"
as the line swung up nnd by In n
circle Fraser, weapon iu hand, wot
down and pressing fnrwnrd.
lie found l.ounsbiH'y seated on thf
sill, from which he rose unsteadily.
"Lounsbury!   Lounsbury!"
"Quick! The coulee! They wem
that  way!    <li\e me n lift 1"
His hand wns wet. Fraser caughl
him nbout the waist.
"Oh, you're wounded!"
"YeM���glancing blow. But 1 tied I1
"Lounsbury! Wounded?" It wnt
"Up the coulee, captain! Olve use a
The eiiptf.ln turned, shouting orders
The other triad to follow, Fraser sup
porting liini.
"Here, somebody, a horse for Louns
A Ihird mnn dismounted��� .lamieson
lie put a rope lu Eraser's hand.
"Take my horse," he said. "I'll
stay. Ride like the devil, Lounsbury,
and soak 'em one for me!"
They helped the storekeeper mount.
The com inn ud hnd gone. He nud Fru-
ter followed.
Half the troopers were traveling the
farther brink, half the near. The two
caught up with ihe hitter detachment.
Progress wns slow. The men wore
tired from the lire lighting. The horses
were nil but blown.
Nevertheless not n Moment's halt
wns taken until, after six wearisome
miles, the troopers came opposite the
cotton woods where the Indian dead
were lashed.
By now ihe darkness had lifted con
Blderubly, nud a scout, who wns riding
Ihe southern side, advised a hunt for
No tracks were found on the near
brink The horses moved forward
ngnln, Oliver nud Fraser wnlting be
liinil lo hear from the opposite side.
All   nt   once  ns  Ihey   waited   Fraser
began  peering down  Into tbe coulee
"What's that?" he whispered.  "What's
that?   Hark!"
.lust theu came n shout, "No trucks.
Oliver kicked his boots Into his
horse's side "Come on. come on." he
mid nnd went hurrying after Ills men
"But. cnptnln". I'rnser was holding
back   "There wns n cry.   I henrd"���
"Conie   oil,    Fraser."    Oliver's   horse
broke  Into a  trot
A   Ihird   time Oliver called  sharply.
Behind he heard the cayuse following.
Farther along, however, he turned to
address   his  lieutenant   nnd  snw  that
Buckskin carried no rider.
i riAp'i
i::; XXXIX.
li  now
through   the dusk nf
the   co
ulee   the    Indians   ud
ni need
toward   the   Throat
Sin  le
llle  ihey   mine,   their
rt   brave  who run uu-
, .
!ie          ��� "hi up und
o'le nu
J1       IUU
.,��   itiju   uo\, .Uer   and
living out startled onlns. I lien tney
limited, a score of dim. crowding l.g
Beyond the Throat showed a patch
!of sky, swiftly brightening with the
dawn. Against lhat patch, thrust up
hy a ragged nrni. was n twirling gun
I i here wns n parley, while thi' oaths
became u jumble of protests, barnugii
ling and threats
j Presently Standing Buffalo could 11
[heard alu/iv tin rest ������Tlie1 u:v cnlj
women, i.et us lake them i.nd be on'
j Ai this nl! starred forward, mi y.nri
It.   As sudden ns I...'lore tn<���;. ��� l
.Against Ihe light for il ripened" time n
rugged linn had shot up Now ;it lis
loii was ii sinew  bucked bow.
Tlie Indians were a mazed. One of
their kind defending the women;' They
snorted in rage.
As ihey Jostled, stretching this way
and that, Ihe arm began slowly to
brandish the bow and in a maimer to
announce lhat the holder desired sin
gle combat.
Standi*���.; Buffalo went forward In a
bound "I clear the way." he cried
vuunlingly to his brothers. To ihe
one before: "Who fenrs? Come out."
He loosened the arrows in his i| Ul ver.
The challenger came- a stooping figure in squaw's dress.
The sight of him fairly rooted the
young chief. "The Squaw!" His voice
was furious.
Behind a great 111 Ugh went up. And
as though there was no longer a need
either to respect or feur the signals of
the one who barred their path the
whole band charged.
A little to one side of die Sipuiw a
gun spoke���rigid into their midst. A
brave screamed, catching nt his thigh.
Ihe others wavered ami fell back beyond rifle reach. Inking him wilh them.
The stooping llgure in squaw's dress
signed once more for single combat.
Lame Toot addressed his brothers.
"We delay too long." he cautioned.
"Standing Buffalo, go forward mil
slay Ihe she skunk nnd let us hasten."
Standing Buffalo waved his how
aloft. "1 do so." be promised. "But
you. Medicine Olver, must hold me
clean of shame for lighting a squaw."
Then, to the outcast, "Come out, coffee cooler, and die!" He halved the
distance between him and the Throat.
Squaw Charley approached him
watchfully, setting a shaft in place.
Ills face seemed nil eyes���eyes burning wilh n fierce joy. Standing Buffalo fitted nn arrow. Both raised their
Behind the chief enme cries of derision and execration. Behind the outcast came n voice, clear and steady,
"Careful, Charley, careful!"
To and fro the contestants were
stealing, noiselessly, on the alert, each
striving to get the other in a favorable
A minute, another���then Standing
Buffalo bent his knees, drew and shot
But the arrow veered n trifle from Its
Intended course.
The Squaw drew. The cord sang.
Tbe shaft whistled to Its mark.
It drove the chief backward n few
paces like u wounded buck. Then
slopping himself with effort, he lurched forward ngnln. As he enme he
raised liis how und sent II second arrow that cut Ihe bushes on the canyon
Tbe shaft wus his Inst. Ills face
went suddenly livid, liis eyeballs start-
el. Driveling, he clutched at the air,
tipped down to his hands, touched, let
go his weapon, half rose, pivoted ou a
heel und slipped in u heap to the
A wordless cry broke from the lips
of The Squaw, He sped ueross the
coulee bottom to the side of the dead
chief. There he struck Ihe fallen man
a blow upon the hare knee, snatched
from his hend nn eagle feather, daubed
It across the flowing wound and thrust
it, dripping red. Into his own hair.
Then, as he had not done In years,
he straightened. Then he cast from
him tbe foul rugs of his squaw's dress.
And lu clout and the colors of death
he stood forth���a warrior!
"I count a coup-Bed Moon!" hu
Howls from n watching band that
had been struck dumb.
"A coup, I���Red Moon! Come on,
you   dogs���yon    that   culled    me   dog!
he   laughed    mockingly
light   like   'ioj;s   u   pack
"A coup, I���Red Munn '   Come on. |/ ii
Come on, you squaws thnt culled uifl
squnw! Come on. nnd a warrior will
light you. one by one!"
Before him more howls und a bluster of I'ncnptipu Behind the voice
again: "Charley!   Charley!"
And now Led Moon leaped bnck *n
resume his stniid Willi his turning
the hand drew .-    -r  see ling a shower
Ai the  lhio.il lie luce.I Ihem ngnln
ngalnst one!"
Now he shut swift and unerringly
Here one flattened, there another; a
third broke his jaw upon a stone���till
from their mi.ist flew the missile of
ttUi Ox hard driven straight. Quiver-
v;   ii   hurled  Its deadly  point  in   Bed
'���������OS echoed in the n.-ir-
nag  Ihe  hoof  beuls
'i"in He wns
swaying lo and fro. like a cypress limb
in a great wind. He lined his luce lo
i the sky until Ids crimson sculp feather
drooped. Hung bnck bis hnlr und chipped palm io mouth in n wurcry.
Then his bow Hew from his hand as
Ills amis spread out -spread out ns If
seeking something upon which lo lean
He sunk to Ids knees, chanting the
death song of the Sioux.
"Charley. Charley!"   II wus n wall.
Not his voice but another's, nn
swered: "Pllllns!   Where are you?"
The Indians heard the call Catching
up wounded und dead, they fell buck
Pallas, shielded no longer, yet for
getful of danger and self, run forward
lo where lied Moon knelt. Even as she
reached him lie could kneel no longer
lie toppled sideways, then straight-
cued upon his bn.-k
But now ihe bund was coming hack
lowurd Imlins. on their way lo the
l'brunt Their purpose wns thwarted
Before Dallas was reached a inun
blocked the narrow passage, and two
revolvers burking n staccato spread
panic among them They turned to Hie
walls, looking for a place to scale
From there came tramping and shouts
and they saw over them nt either side
a line of downward pointing tuns.
Huddling together, the center of a
complete surround, wounded und un
wounded enst aside their bows and
Hung iqi their hands In the pence sign
"(live 'em hell, hoys!" screamed n
Bui the trumpet interfered.
Close to tlie Throat was a group that
had neither eyes nor ears for the cap-
lure. Here was the warrior Bed
Moon, calm faced, hearing his agony
bravely, choking buck even n murmur
of pain. Over hhn were Lounsbury
and Dallas, bent for a final look nud
The surgeon wns beside them now.
hastily examining The shaft was not
in the wound II hud fallen. But the
poisoned barb remained. He shook uis
"No use, John," he whispered and
tiptoed awny.
Lonusbury leaned further down.
"Charley." he said, "you're going now.
old man.    Say  goodby  lo us."
The Indian moved one hand feebly.
Lounsbury understood. He lifted
and shook It gently "Brave Red
Moon." he said.
Dallas could not speak to him. but
she. too. shook him gently by the
He settled Ills head upon Louns
bury's arm as a child might have done.
'I'hen he looked up ul Dallas, "friend
-friend." he will pored softly, smiled
and wilh the torn h of the sun on his
upturned luce he   lept.
It.'NSBl'BV   wns stretched  lu
Ihe hummock on Ctipllllll Oliver's   gallery,   his   bandaged
      bend   on   a   pillow,   his   l< ft
arm resting in a sling Leaping about,
illmosl upon bim und Imperiling the
stout ropes thnt swung the hummock,
were live of the captain's seven.
Twenty four hours were gone since,
having lashed four Indian dead among
Ihe brunches of Ihe liurhll trees, troopers. Sioux and rescued hnd returned to
II post that was half In ashes. Now
guards tramped Ihe high board walk
ns before, keeping strict watch of their
sulky prisoners: ihe ramshackle ferryboat, dragged awny from the bar thnt
had halted her. was tied up at her
landing again; across the upper end of
llie parade gray tents had replaced the
barracks, while further on teams and
scrapers were clearing awny smoking
ruins and dumping Ihem into the river;
squaws   were   thatching   tbe   roofs   of
ihe scouis' shanties, ami hammers
were ringing on new structures for
Clothesplu row. Wilh cool enterprise
Bruuuou was hastening toward recovery.
There was other mending that wns
less rapid -In the stockade, where one
nursed an arrow, nnother a bullet,
wound; in tlie gurrlson hospital, where
Klppls und n comrade slumped about
nu   swathed   feel,   lllld   oil   the   Oliver
gallery, where Lounsbury lay. his face
not the usual fullness aud a trifle
"The Idea  of jou  Utile apes asking
for stories."  he wns saying lo his nu
illeuce, "when such j��npplug good ones
tire happening right under your nose!"
Felicia was the youngest of the seven. She gave buck ut him, prancing up
nnd down Insistently. "But we don't
waul siories ot thiugs nrouud here,"
she cried willfully "We want lords
und Indies, und you glm 'em lo us."
"Once upon u time." commenced
Lounsbury,     "in     Ihe     middle    of     a
greaa-t, wil I de. Ihi-u u-i eounrry"-
"Now." Interrupted .lames, who came
next In Felicia His Inflection was rising und suspicious
"Look here." said Ihe narrator, "dou't
get il Inlo your precious noddles tbat
ihis territory's ihe only flat country
under Ihe sun "
"Co on, (hen. go ou!"
"Well, this was such a place���great,
wide, Hat place The lord lived there.
He wns called the Lord Harry-got Ills
name from the way he acted He was
always making forced marches"���
Again suspicion, which Lounsbury Ignored
"And violent demands Oh. my
fhln!" ('Ihis to James, whose heels
were curled up under hlni.l "Violent
ileumnds, I said And so he had the
iheek-urn-the impudence to love, to
love"���     He  shut   liis  eyes   lu  silent
"What uz her name?"
"Ah!" Looiisbiny threw iqi his well
baud helplessly "Xo name was splendid enough for her-not one. But Ue
milled her- for want of a better, mind
yon���be called her the Kose ot the
The door from the entry opened. Dal-
as came slowly out
"Do on," urged Felicia. " 'Hose of tbe
But Lounsbury was looking at Dallas. "Hon? of .he South." lie repeated,
���I queer tremor running around bin
aioulh. "us far south us   us Texas."
Dallas seemed a boil I lo tliru.
Lounsbury hurried to put the well
build behind his cur "Felicia," he
said, "didn't I bear your mother call?"
Felicia rocked herself from foot to
foot. "Oil. you go on," she said overbearingly, "or yon might fall out of tho
Bid the spell wns broken. Her sisters hud pounced upon Dallas, The
boys, getting a whiff from regions
down tbe hull, mnde off She followed
with buck ward demands for "the rest
of It" later on nud carried the last of
the Hve wilh her
up  and   put  out   his
was  gone   from   his
hand. The
"Dallas, ynu'vi
said quietly, bid
yonr  talk."  he
a bini of anxl-
���I know lis all right.    It's got lo
She came purl way to bim nnd stood
where morning glory vines climbed a
lattice "Marylyn's just been telling
me." she answered. She raised her
head, very Intent upon the flagstaff,
"Dear?" he questioned.
She glanced down nl him. smiling
through tears "All the time Ihey liked each other," she said happily. "lie
culls tier Marylyn. and she calls hhu
He got Up and went to ber. "When
I saw him there in the road by that
Cottonwood bunch lugging her along
so careful, looking so scared���and the
way he held her on Buckskin!" He
caught her bund
"There's one thing that hurts." she
answered. "That it kept you out there
watching, and I didn't even go to you
-but 1-1"-
"Yon were doing the white thing by
that little sister. That makes It all the
"She    was   afraid   I'd   scold,"   still
through tears.
"You  scold!"
"I would. 1 felt different about soldiers���then."
He took a deep breath. "They're
handy to have around." he said.
"She's afraid Mr. Fraser 'II find out
what she said about you."
"He won't, lie might get a notion
she didn't know her own mind yet.
He might���well, us Klppls says, ''K's
hlooruin' 'nt 'ended.' the little beggar"
"She don't know I told you. It'll
bother her if"-
"'1 hat's  between  yon  and  me,  Dill-
las."    He drew ber near.
"Yes.   John,"  promptlngly.
"Yes. John."
The morning glory vines on the lattice reached up and out. Brushed by
the wind Ihey mnde u sheltering veil
lie drew her closer lie lifted hei' line
to his by a smoothing enress of her
hair lie kissed her.
"My dearest! My splendid girl!"
He shook his head roguishly ut her.
"So wild, she was. wilh the bit in her
teeth And now-she eats right out of
iii.v  ha ml"
'1 hen. roguish no longer, he lifted
hei two bunds, turned them, palms up,
and touched Ihem with his lips.
"Ah.  dear,  there  must   be  no  more
going It alone.    I want lo take care of
you after this.    We won't  wait, will
".lust the minute a minister can he
"I've a mind to bribe Mike Into taking us to Bismarck after breakfast."
"You're too sick." Her face wus
grave; bet eyes watched hhn anxiously. "All night I thought about you.
How I went running off when I heard
Mint shot.    Oh. suppose, suppose"���
"I'll lie over Ihis in u day. And I
know you went because you hud to.
Don't I kuow you weren't iifruld?
Don't I know why you left Marylyu
behind at the frees? Dallas���you're
a wife for a man out here!"
She colored under his pralso.
Alter a lime they walked to the top
of the steps
Across the river at the center of the
yellow bend II stood���the squat shuck.
"Dear little home!" she said.
"You wouldn't like to lenve It.    Von
can go lo Bismarck, you kuow, or east
or anywhere."
"I'd rather stay "
"We'll stay-right over there. Then
when the town comes and it gets too
populous- if you like and if Marylyu
s not at Ihis post-we'll go further up
to open country again."
"We'll take your share of the Clark
herd." she said
"I've got a line little saddle mare for
you," he suld
Somebody entered tlie parlor behind
them ��� two somebodies, hand In haud
"Dallas," called one meekly.
"Lounsbury," hailed (be other.
The storekeeper went In. Dullas with
him     "Bless your sweet   hearts!"  lie
snld when lie faced the couple   "Marylyn, you rested?    Fraser, you look Idi-
otlcally happy."
"I'm uot alone." retorted the lieutenant. "I'd hate to describe you this
minute, your face beaming through all
that Hut."
"Sine yourself the trouble here below my future wife."
Fraser turned to Marylyn "Phew!
But we're important! Listen lo him!"
"Dallas wants to go buck to the
shack Can a' ordinary everyday
trooper look after the finest two-jear-
old and the finest team lu Dakota'/
Not by u luug shot!    And I'm not go
ing to ler ner go nlone." snbeny. "after
what's happened Can't take any more
chances "
Fraser sobered loo "Nothing to fear
liny more." he said "When Mike's
men were getting the boat off down
below they round    him."
A moment's silence.
"They think lie tried to cross and
couldn't. 'I here be wns. tangled up in
gome willows, poor devil."
"''but ought to ex u In in some things
to ���."�� captain," said Lounsbury In ft
;ow   voice
"Yes. And it will satisfy the K. O.
I'm pretty sine. An officer's not to bo
blamed so much for thiugs going
wrong when tlie traitor's practically
within the lines. The K. O. himself
could hnve had lhat tire."
"Well, Dallas." Lounsbury was
cheery again "You ami Marylyn owu
Ihe bend, sure enough."
There was a knock nl the door. Then
with a great show of bucking and
coughing young Juiuleson appeared.
"Frank," suld Lounsbury, "quit your
nonsense and tell us about the other
side,   hid ihe scout find anything?"
"Yes, he did." answered .lamieson,
"and whnt proves how smart the
whole plot wns Whnl do you think?
Well. Just above where you met lhat
Indian Ihey found an outfit - black
blanket and a rugged skirt" -
A quiet fell. Dallas turned away to
the windows. Lounsbury followed
her. comforting
Presently he returned, clearing his
voice.   "�� hey copied ('hurley's clothes,"
lie liiu.d ner tiro lunula.
he said. "I guessed thnt. As the Indian came up to me I spoke. But
when he answered I knew���just a second loo lute. He gave me a terrible
lick, but I caughl it on my arm and
came buck with the gun. Don't know
how I ever reached tlie shack."
"Mr. Lo peeled in the grove and
scampered," said Fraser.
"We saw bim." said Marylyn, "and
I ran."
"He's the only red that got free."
"But. all tbe same. 1 plugged him,"
declared Lounsbury.  "Aud I'il bet he's
packing  a   pound  of  buckshot.    Who
was it, do you know.?"
"Ciiuadu John."
Again the door opened nnd Oliver
appeared. He closed the door aud
wailed, his bund mi tbe knob.
.lumieson stepped forward. "Captain," he said, with mock Injury,
"those people"- be Indicated the otb-
ers-"do not mark tbe flight of the
minutes. I dou't wonder���it's natural.
But I, sir. I, having been asked to
breakfast by Mrs. Oliver, do. Is���Is
breakfast ready?"
"Breakfast is ready," Oliver answered. His voice was unsteady.
"Thank goodness for that!"
There was the sound of a faint cheer
outside 'I'hen some one went rushing
up the plank walk before the house.
The cnptnln closed the windows.
"We shall give lhanks lor many
things today," he said significantly,
Fraser started, nnd his eyelids fluttered whnt his face si rove to control.
"What's all that outside?" It was
Marylyu Innocently.
But Oliver gave a quick sign, pulling
nervously at his mustache.
"Frank."   he  begun,  "a��� u   friend  Is
coming home lo us ihis morning."
"A-ii-uh!"    Il   wus near a groun.
"Wall    wait."   firmly.     "Hive   yourself a  moment  to guess.    But���guess
���oinelhlug good."
Juuiieson moved like a man In pain
"You mean you mean"- he whispered, "tlh. captain, I've wailed and
walled "
"Bravely- we all know that. And
ihere's reward for you "
Behind .lumieson the others were
leaning forward, hopeful, fearful, iu a
fever of emotions
The cheering outside had grown.
More people were running up the walk
-children, men, bareheaded women.
".lumieson." snld llie cnplnin, "you'll
be very culm'.'"
.lamieson relaxed, fullering forward.
"I'll try!   I'll fry !" he promised.
Lounsbury caught him. "fell hhn.
Oliver," he liegged
The captain turned the knoli, look
.lumieson by u wrist and led him out
through Ihe entry
On the gallery was a second group
It whispered. It laughed. It cried. It
looked north to where the road came
dowu from Ihe landing.
"Easy now, easy." cautioned Oliver
He patted .luinleson, led him down the
steps and faced him up tlie line.
"There, my dear boy." he said.
On the upper edge of file parade
ground the men of B troop were- surrounding some travelers, caps In air.
Wilh their cheers mingled wild shouts.
And one of them was singing the lines
of u song fervent, loud and martial:
"Glory, plerv   halleluiah!
Glory, glory,  halleluiah!"
for a moment, as one who question
his own sight and bearing, .lamieson
gazed before him. Then he flung up
his arms and sprang forward with a
great cry:
'"Mother, mother!  Alice!"
Down Ihe line Ihey hud t."l|:en nil tlie
(tinging. And to ii. ihe troopers dividing, the travelers ,-.\\r,- into lull view.
There was n wii'jxiu v*. ftil red wheels,
n green box and drawn fcr a m!!8
while horse. On ils seat were two W0.1
men, who clung lo each other as they
looked about. Above Ihem u cross ot
rude hoards stood straight up into ihe
sunlight of tlie morning. And besids
the cross, driving, silt u mnn-an aged;
man, white haired, priestly, patriarchal.
HE parlor at Captain Oliver's
was a homelike place. 1'lia
black tarred paper that cov
ered Its walls was fairly Hidden from sighi hy selected Illustration!
cut ont of leading weeklies, these illus-
Irntious being arranged with u nice
eye to convenience, right side lip, the
small sized pictures low dowu, the lar��
ger ones higher.
Tonight the parlor was more home*
like I linn usual- and festive, lor u family party filled it. Here wns tbe
hostess, currying a huge Iced cake and
taking account of the seven's behavior;
Ihe seven themselves, eager, though
Somewhat repressed, nud doing full
justice to their portions; their father,
thankful ns he pussed the coffee, that
so much good hud come out ot some
misfortune; Frank .luinleson. mother
and sister on either arm; Marylyn Lancaster, looking dimpled consciousness;
close upon her every move a certain
young lieutenant, who cast longing
glances toward the hulf lighted gnl-1
lory; the surgeon, ungratefully rele-'
gated to u corner, but solacing himself
In his cup; Dnvid Bond, his wrinkled
old face u benediction, and. lastly, Data
Ins und John.
Lounsbury was ids former self, save
for tlie plaster strips that hud supplanted the bandages. Everywhere ut!
once, he put Ihe grip of two ineu Into
his well arm. smiling upon all like1
the very genius of happiness.
And Dallas���Mi's. Oliver had offered
to sew her a plain white dress for the
occasion, but she bud chosen��� since
her John must of necessity come In higi
wonted attire���to appear in the siinr-la-
frock she hnd worn the night they met
in tlie swale. Above it her hair was;
braided aud coiled upon her head like!
a crown. Her cheeks were a glowing
red.    Her eyes shone.
All was bedlam. Tongues clattered*
Cups rattled. Laughter rose and fell.,
Tbe seven, havlug no chairs, sat In &
line under the leadership of Felicia'
and kicked their heels on the floor. j
Then-Interrupting���a knock, loudV
The company stilled, .lamlesou open��
ed. j
There stood a jolly  figure���the sutler's���apple round head und all. ,
"Well, Blakely?" asked the captain. I
Blakely hung his weight on n  foot
nnd, coughing behind his plump hnnd.i
boblxMlhis answer, "Steam's up, sir."
Lounsbury bad the center of the-
floor. He kept it, reaching out to bring
Dallas beside bim. They stood whil��<
the others crowded up to give tbeini
well wishes.
Last of all came David Bond. "My.l
daughter, my son," be said, "God bless
you!" . !
Lounsbury slipped Dallas' hand into
his arm. Then the door opeued foe
them and tbey went out���together. |
��� ����������* i|
"John Is a good man," said the
evangelist, "and will make a good husband." He was seated with Fraser on
the gallery watching a light in midstream dance its way through the
dark. I
Fraser sighed happily. "She's a dear
girl." he murmured, looking back to
where the lamp was moving about in
Oliver's spare room. "She'd make n
wife for a prince"
Presently he roused himself with
another sigh "You ought to see tbe
way we fixed up ihe shack." he snld.
"White kick up curtains on the win-
dows���that wns Mrs. Oliver's Idea;
rose berries nil over the mnulel���
Marylyn did Hint; I stuffed the tire-
place full of sumac: then Michael
sprinkled nud swept ont. aud we covered the floor with Navajo blankets." j
"Little place looked cozy."
"Cozy as could be." '
A little while, nnd Fraser sprang up.
"They're there!" be cried. "Sec. seel
They're home!"
Fur away on (lie hend the eyes ot
Ihe shuck were bright. ,
"And yon, Mr. Fraser?" asked tho
evangelist. i
"Mnrylyn nnd I will wait for tho
colonel. Won't be long now. Shall
you be here?"
"I   think   not.    Tbe   Indians   go   to
Standing Bock  next week.   I  go with
tbem." I
"Poor Charley!" said Fraser huskily.'
"He won't go. poor old chap!"
"Hardly poor, Mr. Fraser." There
was a triumphant ring in Dnvid
Bond's voice. "Few men gain as much
us he by death."
"I  know.   Even  the captain's proud
of Idm now "
They fell silent. |
Now from tbe tent rows that re-'
placed the bnrraeks rung ont the trutn-
pet. sounding Ihe day's lust cull. The
two turned their heads io listen.
The cull ended. Tbe faint, wavering
notes of Ihe echo died away upon river
und bluff.
Tbey turned hack to tho shack agala
and saw lis light go flickering out
THE   KM).
?2T5rrfh U'ys loi ;id jl.-ck in   Van
Heine Street. Pcnticti n, Iri  28,  block
20.    A]riy   V)KCFKT MCBEISON,
28-4 Bex 7, Medicine Hat, Alia. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., JANUARY 30, 1909.
oala<aca^O^T-?TaS.^,;^-.J^^-.^���^���fc-���l^.**.>���"^.  ' **BB**BZMaiMimM.   .rXAXH'^'T- .1WI*I
rnMn it-- ir
itluntir.ufd from rujrc ";.
Besides a well supplied taLIu
of dailies, weeklies; and maga?
;'.ines, at the disposal oi tHe public, quite a creditable library ib
open to subscribers; for, as you
are no doubt aware, circulating
libraries exist which are available
to such institutions. Why shoulfJ
we here not take advantage of
such benefits as the (.](."���.ernment
and McGill offer ?
Trusting that a nubile spiral
will be aroused, and that at an
early date we may have in our
midst a Beading room that will
be a credit to oar town; l wa\
Yours truly,
F. II. LeQpesne,
TO tho Editor iif TStH RENTICTON Press:
Dear Sir:���I was very plea d
to see in your last i: ..un a letter
from "One of the Bachelors"
bearing upon tlie subject oi a
Beading room and library. If I
remember correctly, Penticton
did have a Heading room ovei
Wade's store through the gener-
osity of Mr. Wade, but it was
poorly patronized and since ii
was closed I have heard it remarked by several people thai
they "didn't know it was there."
Another common remark is that
'Tf I had somewhere to go in
the evening I would not frequent
the hotel  bar."
I think that enquiries  should
be made as to the way the towns
up the lake organized their, reading rooms and libraries;   Then;
after we have obtained full reticulars, call a public meeting!,'ai
you suggest.   If we   found  wi
could not  afford  a  Ebrairy  we
could only get a  reading room.
On the other hand, if we have a
library, let us have the  Biest El
erature we can get even  if v. -
have fewer books.    A few gooi
reference books v. oul i  not ������ '...
be a great benefit to tho town al
large but also to the Lite."      i   i
Debating Society, for ii; is  \ ��� r;
difficult to deal  with  most sub'
jects without books of reference.
We have often hard ��pinioni
of the man that form.; the habit
of drinking, but when we i n
to Penticton we must lie a IfitE
more lenient owing to the ir.c;
that, apart from tlie other I'd
low's shack and the Lit., :'. .������.
is absolutely no place where he
can spend a social evening.
Yours truly,
S. D. Efeua
To die Editor of Tim Pbntictqij P6H3S :
Dear Sir,���I heartily endorse
the sentiments contained in tin
letter of your last issue, dealing
with the necessity of a reading
room for this town. It Kerm
strange that while other pi ices,
which are not even honored witi
the name of "town," can support such institutions Pentid t
should lag behind in this res eet.
Let her citizens, therefore, to
a man, without further pro ras
tination, which spells lack of < .-
t'nusiasm in a good cause, see tc
it that such a pivr sing need nc
longer exists, by supporting
"One of the Bachlelors/' win n;
I am bound to say has but the
true and lasting welfare of tin
t iwn at heart.
H^ B
9Th ��)'=*Aai
Yours t
O.ir Irrigation system having been completed for
the Luke 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.
Ou the Penticton benches we still have for sale
i.���: [gated about 1C0 acres, at from SlOO.oo to $125.oo per
acre; All our bench kinds are admirably adapted for
hay or garden stuff, Sloo.oo per acre;.
Terms on all the above one quarter- down, one'
quarter each year with interest at 6 per- cent,, on deferred!
un tne fenticton 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 Sloo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone,  suitable for
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach. $3oo..oo;
to $ ISo.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach Sioo.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 w> chances; by-
purchasing our lands..
ax.-.    . SL
^L-J*' ^AJi^tai
i i�� \ L.
The SUN, of London, England.
���Yky not insure in the best���they cost no
Very choice residential subdivision, close in, half-acre' tats,
price $300 per lot.       \ cash ;   balance 6,12 and IS months ;;  C per emt,;   Brifefc
good for 30 days only..
Main Street lot, north of Steward's for $800 ; terms.
7 roomed cottage in desirable residental district, for sale very cheap.
Main, Ellis, Martin and Winnipeg Street lots for sale.
18 Acres, 10 below main ditch; 9 under good cultivation.   Only/
$3,ooo.   Fenced.
4 Acres, Main St., near School, suitable for subdivision, Prlc
very low in block.
10 Acres on Main Street,
miles south, good hay land,
10 Acres, near Dog; Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,(
_ ���:-r-r-v.-
wJjSTihiii * i Blii \a���
���i I-../..    .1 J
���mat-A pfmSSv
One i. v   /: ;ted.
To ihe EtHtoro* Tin: Pjcjrni .   ������ I n   K
Dear Sir,���I beg tl rough th<
medium of your pap   'to c   '���     ���
attention of all   c.h .-:���. s   in   the
vicinity to the proci ������ lings of thi
Penticton   Board of Trade and
the Associated Boards of Trade
o* the Okanagan Valley.    I say
all classes for the reason tin I
what benefits one, either directb,
or indirectly, benefits the oth .-.
and what Is most need ���������] In Penticton is harmoi y.   Tho time is
a'; hand when all..! ��ul Iputl eii
8'ioulders to the whi elai ' ai i ii I
ii every way the upbuilding oi
the community.
The Board of Trade in the past
his not had tho support which il
deserved and for this reason a
Look over your supply of printng, and place your order with the PRESS for anything
you may lack.   Spring will soon be here, and with it will come a rush of work
that may render it impossible for us to fill orders promptly.
Grasp the
It will cost you no more money, and much less inconvenience, if you place your orders now. You want the stationery, and, we
gu rantee satisfaction. Don't be caught napping. When a rush of work comes we are obliged to fill orders in turn. Thus means
delay, and business men cannot afford delays.
fi s"
der lo cops with the trade of the new year, we have put in a COMPLETE STOCK
of stationery : Bond and white wove papers, envelopes, bill heads, note heads, statements, card boards, business and calling cards, wedding
cabinets, invitation cards, memorial and programme stationery, book, cover and poster papers. We can print you bank cheque forms on
safety paper, deed or agreement forms, private postcards, articles of incorporation for joint stock companies or anything else you may require.
few of their doings might well
be placed before the peo] Ie who
benefit by the endeavors of the
CContlnucd on page 2.
A   ,?:.   ,���..%.
your Town by paying close attention to your advertising space.
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