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VOL. 3.   No. 4.
PENTICTON, B.C., SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 1908.
THE CANADIAN BANK    fERNIE IN ASHES
Local and Personal
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LA1ED, General Manager
ESTABUSUED  1887
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Reserve Fund, -   5,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
SAVINGS BANK DEPARTMENT
Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at current
rates.     Accounts may be opened in the names of two or more
persons, withdrawals to be made by any one of the
number or In the survivor. 114
Penticton Branch     *
��    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
Main's Pharmacy
Main Street, Penticton.
ONE WORD REGARDING STATIONERY:
We have always carried a full line of Stationery, and always
' intend to.    And we can give you a better assortment and
better values than any one else in town.
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DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
If you vant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always
get teams just when you want them. We make a specialty of keeping
good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses.
We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy for cash
we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
Special  Attention  To The  Wants Of  Commercial  Men.
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Michel Scorched and other Smaller Places Burned.
The worst disaster since the
earthquake at   San   Francisco,
and the worst in  the history of
British Columbia overtook Fernie
last   Sarurday,    Aug.   1   when
! practically the entire city was
| wiped out by fire,   and over five
thousand people rendered home-
j less.    Bush fires had been raging
j on the opposite side of the Elk
j River for some time,  and wher
the mills of the  Elk Lumber Co.
and the Cedar Valley  Lumber
Co.   took fire the embers blew
i across  the stream.    In a short
time the place  with the  exception of a few  buildings was in
fiames.    The loss  of life cannot
be accurately ascertained as yet,
but undoubtedly   early reports
were exaggerated.   The fatalities,   it  is  now   believed,   will
amount to something over forty.
The loss of property will amount
to between six and eight millions,
and the insurance companies will
lose two and one-half  millions.
Besides millions of dollars worth
of timber have been ruined.
First reports indicated that
Coal Creek, Hosmer, Sparwood
and Michel had also been destroyed, but later despatches
state that Michel is still safe, its
loss being confined to the buildings on the first flat near the
Great Northern depot and a half-
dozen cars in the Canadian Pacific yard. In Hosmer the residences were burned but the
tipple and mine buildings erected
by the C. P. R. are safe.
Relief work was prompt, assistance in the way of money, provisions and clothing coming in
from every hand, the cash donations already totalling over $30,-
000. The councils of Victoria,
Vancouver, New Westminster,
Winnipeg, and numerous smaller
places promptly voted sums for
the relief of the sufferers, and
private subscription lists have
also been opened. To Spokane
belongs the credit for running
the first relief train into Fernie.
Every dollar that can be contributed to the relief fund will
b3 needed. Every resident of
Penticton doubtless feels that he
should do something.
Penticton Stage and Livery
Stables.
Stage Connects with Steamer   'Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at fo' a.m
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,  and a general Drayiny
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.       Penticton.
Water Carnival.
The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist Church held a very successful Water Carnival at Okanagan
Lake beach on Thursday afternoon and night. There was a
good attendance, all the local
denominations being represent-
; ed. The lake was calm and the
! weather was otherwise ideal.
jThe rowboats, decorated with
Chinese lanterns looked very
pretty dotted over the water.
Rofieshments were sold at J. S.
McDonald's boathouse, and the
proceeds from the booth and the
hire of boats amounted to over
sixty-two dollars. Music was
furnished by one of Jos. A. Nes-
bitt's excellent phonographs
kindly loaned for the occasion.
Penticton Store
Alfred H. Wade, Prop.
Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Groceries
and General Merchandize of all Sort's
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Agent for
GIANT POWDER CO.
OKANAGAN FLOUR MILLS CO.
Goods delivered through the town. Prompt attention to orders.
PENTICTON,
B.C.
The warmest day in Penticton
this summer was 95i F. by the
government meteorlogical record.
Penticton has fared much belter j
than most places in the province,
and there has been practically no j
oppressive weather. It is well
understood that a high temperature in the interior of this province is much less oppressive than
ten degrees lower in the east
where the air is heavier. Besides
the cool nights of British Columbia have a decidedly refreshing
effect. During the month of
July there were from ten to
forty-five degrees difference between the day and night temperatures.
S. L. Smith, of the Daley Reduction Co., at Hedley, was in
Penticton on Sunday.
Get your photo taken at E. S.
Lake's studio.
Miss Sutherland and Miss Amy
Brown, of Summerland, are visiting at Rest Haven Camp, Penticton.
Wm. Haug, of Kelowna, and
B. A. Eagel, of Summerland,
spent Wednesday night in Penticton.
A. E. Thomas returned on Monday from a bicycle tour through
the Similkameen extending as
far as Princeton.
There will be a tennis tournament, Summerland vs. Penticton,
at the tennis court, Fairview
Ave., on Saturday.
Capt. Bostwick, formerly of
Nova Scotia, who has been living
at Penticton for over a year, left
for the east on Wednesday.
Jas. A. Schubert, of Hedley,
arrived in Penticton on Monday
from Armstrong where he had
been attending the funeral of
his father.
C. P. R. Engineer Carry has
moved his railway survey camp
to Summers Creek on the route
from Nicola to Penticton. -Similkameen Star.
As a result of the rifle shoot
last Saturday, the gold button
will be worn by C. L. Carless for
the next two weeks, and the
silver by L. A. Rathvon.
Geo. French, of the Gazette,
Hedley, wife and child, passed
through on Wednesday evening,
Mr. French being on his return
from a short vacation at Vernon.
Died���At Winnipeg, Man.,
August 1st, Kenneth Basil, the
only beloved son of Mr. and Mrs.
E. Bryce Chalmers, aged 6
months 11 days. Friends kindly
accept this, the only intimation.
The next committee meeting
of the ladies, relative to the entertainment of the irrigation
delegates, will be held on Saturday afternoon, 8th inst., at the
home of Mrs. J.R.Mitchell, 3p. m.
J. D. Kearns, of Vernon, spent
the past weeks with his parents
in Penticton. Mr. Kearns has
recently been on a trip embracing a number of the eastern
provinces and eastern and central
states.
L, A. DeWolfe and wife arrived on Friday of last week
from Truro, N. S., to reside on
their fruit lot. They are well
pleased with the place, and will
begin the erection of a substantial house at once.
J. C. Robson, formerly principal of the Vernon public school,
spent last Sunday in Penticton,
guest of Mr. and Mrs. F. 11.
��� Latimer. Mr. Robson has accepted the position of principal
in the Summerland school.
In last issue we stated that J.
S. Heales had disposed of 800
cans of tomatoes in Verron.
This was a misprint, and should
have read 800 cases. As each
case contains twenty-four cans
the total would be 19,200, or over
half the amount which the can-1
ning company expect to turn out'
this season. This removes all
doubts as to a market.
We have been requested to
draw the attention of the public
to the fact that any person un-
dressing on the beach or going
into the water without a bathing
suit is liable to prosecution. The
water is free to everybody, but
the rights of all must be respected, and people will be expected
to conform to the simple rules of
modesty in places that are recog-
ni sed as public resorts.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
Basham���Hawkins.
The wedding was solemnized
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. H.
Neal on Friday evening, July 31,
between J. Basham, of Penticton, and Miss PJthel E. Hawkins,
eldest daughter of Mr. Nelson
Hawkins, of Brentwood, Essex,
England. The ceremony was
performed by the Rev. A. S.
Baker. Mr. W. T. Corbishley
acted as best man and Miss Alma
Neal as bridesmaid. Miss Hawkins had just arrived from England.
LANDS AND WORKS
Fire Meeting.
The number who turned out to
the meeting on Tuesday night to
discuss fire protection for the
town was a marked indication of
the interest taken in the subject.
The meeting was opened shortly
after eight with John Power in
the chair. After a short address
by the chairman, W. F. H. Swinton gave a very satisfactory report of the committee appointed
to arrange conveyance for the
ladders and buckets, and for the
storage of same. The work of
organization was then taken up,
and a motion by Messrs. Swinton
ind Greer that a committee oi
six, one of whom should be a
member of the executive of the
Board of Trade, be appointed to
have the management of the department was carried. The committee named were J.('.Fleming,
I. Dignan, J. W. Edmonds, W.
F. H. Swinton, and John Power,
with W. J. Clement from the
Board of Trade.
The election of chief was next
discussed, whereupon Messrs.
Swinton and Dignan moved that
a roll for volunteers to the brigade be taken and that the members then elect their own chief.
The motion was carried. The
roll was immediately opened,
whereupon twenty-two present
immediately subscribed their
names. J. Dignan, J. W. Ed
monds and E. J. Finch were
nominated for the position. A
ballot was taken and the decision
was in favor of Mr. Dignan. It
was decided to leave the remainder of the organization to the
chief.
The meeting then adjourned.
Before dispersing the committee held a short session to talk
over sundry matters and Jno.
Power was made chairman and
J. W. Edmonds secretary of this,
the executive body of the first
Penticton Fire Department.
Kelowna Amateur Regatta.
Next Wednesday and Thursday Kelowna will hold an amateur regatta. The programmes
ire now out with thirty-six
events listed. They include almost every conceivable form of
water sport. Besides these there
will be a baseball match on the
second day between Kelowna and
Summerland, a night attack and
bombardment of Alexandria and
open air dancing at night, If
the programme is fully carried
out the two days should prove
very interesting. This will be a
good opportunity for visitors
from Penticton to ascertain
whether water sports alone can
prove a source of interest to
spectators. Much information of
value to Penticton in tho future
may be obtained and it is hoped
a large number will avail themselves of the opportunity of see
ing a really good regatta.
WANTED
A good milch cow, not over 5 years ok1,
quiet.    Apply BOX 42,
Penticton, B.C.
TRAINED NURSE.
MRS. BELL, fully trained  Hospital
Nurse.       Address-
Near Methodist Church,
4-1 Ellis jStrett.
WEST   KOOTENAY   DISTRICT  AND   SIMILKAMEEN DIVISION OK VALE DISTRICT
I MOTICE is hereby given that the boundaries of
x ' ihe Nelson. Revelstokeand Slocan Land Rc-
cprding Divisions of West Kootenay District and
the Similkameen Land Recording Division of Yale
| District, have been altered, and that on and after
September the 1st, 19oK. the boundaries of tbe said
Land Recording Divisions will be as follows :-
Nelson Land Recording Division.
Commencing at a point on the  International
Boundary where it is intersected by the western
i boundary of Section ���>. Township Iiia. Kootenay
I District, being also the western boundary of the
' Nelson & Fort Sheppard Railway Land Grant:
thence due north about SVil miles to southern
boundary of Lot 5.816, Group 1. Kootenay; thence
due west to the eastern boundary of the righl-nf
way of the Columbia * Western Railway, which
forma the boundary of Lot 2,698 Group] Osoyoos
Division of Yale District (now Similkameen)
thence easterly and northerly, following said eastern boundary of said right-of-way, to the northeast cornerof Lot L'.tWK: thence due west along the
northern boundary of Lot li.iiiis to the divide between the waters running into the Columbia River
and Arrow Lakes from those flowing t" the west ;
thenee northerly, following the summit of the
mountains to a point SO miles due north of tbe International Boundary, which is also the north-east
cornerof the Similkameen Division of Yale District. ; thenee due east lo a point due south of the
south-west corner of Township mi. Kootenay ;
thenee due north to the north-east corner of Township 65, Osoyoos Division of Yaie j thence northwesterly to the summit of the divide separating
the waters Bowing into the Columbia River and
Arrow Lakes from the waters flowing to the west;
thence following the summit of the mountains, in
a northerly direction, to a point due west of tlie
north-west corner of Lot 398, Group 1. Kootenay
which point is the north-west cornerof the Nelson
Land Recording Division : thence due east to the
summit of the water-shed dividing the waters
flowng into liii! Arrow Lakes from Ihe waters
Mowing into Slocan Lake, which is the north-east
corner of Nelson Land Recording Division; thence
southerly along the divide between the waters
flowing into the Arrow Lakes and the waters (lowing into Slocan River and Slocan Lake to a point
near the headwaters ot Pass Creek; thenee following the height of land to the mouth or Little
Slocan River; thence crossing the Slocan River
and following the divide separating the waters
flowing into the Slocan River and Kootonay Lake
from the waters flowing into Kootenay River and
West Arm of Kootenay Lake to the north-west
cornerof Lot 7,623, Group 1, Kootenay; thence due
east nlong the north boundarlesof Lots 7,628 and
1.961, to the west, shore of Kootenay Lake-: thence
southerly and easterly to Pilot Point ; thence
northerly to the north-west corner of Lot, 1,489
Group I. Kootenay: thence easterly, following tho
height of land separating the wafers Mowing into
Crawford creek from the waters flowing Into
(.roy's creek, to the eastern boundary of West
Kootenay District, near the headwaters of Baker
.reek: thenee southerly, following the divide sop-
arating the waters flowing into Kootenay Luke
and Kootenay River from the waters flowing hit ,
St. Mary's creek and the Moyie River, to the International Boundary : thence westerly nlong Ihe
international Boundary to the point of commencement.
Revblstokb Lanh Recording: Division.
Commencing at the north-west corner of the
Nelson Lund Recording Division ; thenee northerly, following thesummitof the mountains dividing the waters flowing into the Columbia River
from those flowing to the west, to the height of
land between Poster creek and Kelley creek, to
the intersection of Canoe River ; thenee southerly down the centre of Canoe River to the Columbia River: thenee in a south-easterly direction to
tne dividing ridge of the Selkirk range of muun-
lains; thenee following the said dividing ridge in
i south-easterly direction to the summitof Rogers
.'ass: thenee in a south-easterly direction, following the water-shed nearest the Upper Columbia
River, to its intersection with the southern boun-
lary of the Dominion Railway Belt; thence southwesterly, following the southern boundary of the
Railway Belt, to its intersection with the divide
between the waters flowing into Duncan River
and Pish River, near the headwaters of Teetzel
Jreek; thenee southerly following the height of
and dividing the waters (lowing into Duncan
River from the waters flowing into Arrow Lake
lml Trout Lake, to a point opposite the north end
of Howzer Lake; thence westerly, following the
fouthern water-shed of Lake Creek, to a point on
the Lardo River opposite the height of land between Cascade Creek antl Poplar Creek; thence
following that height of land and the water-shed
dividing the waters of Wilson Creek from the
waters flowing into Lardo River and Kooskanax
Creek to the north-east corner of the Nelson Land
Recording Division, being the south-east corner of
the Revelstoke Land Recording Division ; thenee
following the northern boundary of the Nelson
Land Recording Division due west to the point of
commencement.
SLOCAN LAND RECORDING DIVISION.
Commencing at the north-east corner
of the Nelson Land Recording Division,
which is also the south-east corner of
the Revelstoke Land Recording Division; thence following the eastern boundary of the Revelstoke Land Recording Division, in a general easterly and
northerly direction, to its intersection
with the south boundary of the Dominion Railway Belt; thence northerly and
easterly following the Dominion Railway Belt, to its intersection with the
eastern boundary of West Kootenay
District ; thence in a south-easterly
direction, following the water-shed
nearest the Upper Columbia River, to
the 50th parallel of north latitude;
thence in a southerly direction, following the divide separating the waters
flowing into Kootenay Lake from the
waters (lowing into St. Mary's Creek,
to its intersection with the easterly
boundary of the Nelson Land Recording
Division at the headwaters of drey's
Creek ; thence following the easterly
boundary of the Nelson Land Recording Division to the point of commencement.
SIMILKAMEEN LAND RECORDING DIVISION
DP YALE DISTRICT.
Commencing at a point on the International Boundary where it is intersected by Payaston Creek, which is also
tbe south east corner of Yale Land lie-
cording District ; thence following
northerly along the said' creek anil the
.South Fork of the Similkameen River
to its junction with the Tulameen
River; thence westerly along (lie Tulameen River to the mouth of China
Creek ; thence northerly along China
Creek to its intersection with (lie south
boundary of Lot 969, Croup 1, Kamloops Division of Yale District; thence
clue east to the eastern bank of Okanagan River; thence in a northerly direction, following the eastern .short'of Okanagan River and Okanagan Lake, to a
point tlistant .ri(i miles due north of the
International Boundary ; thence due
east to the western boundary of the
Nelson Land Recoiding Division of
Kootenay District; thence southerly,
following the said western boundary of
Kootenay District, to the 49th parallel;
thence west along the 49th parallel to
the place of commencement.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commiss'n'r of Lands & Works
Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B. C, June ,'iOth, 1908.
It Pays to Advertise
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ISSUED    EVERY    SATURDAY
PENTICTON, B.C. BY
W. J. CLEMENT.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year
Advance.   Foreign, $1.50.
mining, lumbering and a little
fishing. If we follow the latter
AT it means the establishment of
hundreds of thousands of prosperous homes where would otherwise be little more than an un-
in productive wilderness.
There is at present a small
duty upon the importation of
fresh fruits. This must be increased sufficiently to make
dumping impracticable. It has
been estimated that within five
years there will be thirty thousand acres of bearing orchard in
the Okanagan alone. The pro-
Legal Advertising-First insertion, 10 duce of thi* uill.be enormous,
cents per line; each subsequent inser-   and the amount ot Wealth to the
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Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 5tlc.
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c
$1.00 p< r inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices 30 days, $5
(ill days, $7.
S
tion, 5c. per line.
Heading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion: 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements Rates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertisements must be in the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
province will be proportionately
great, provided our own markets
are conserved to ourselves. An
increased duty is, therefore, imperative, and unanimous action
should be taken at once to impress upon the government the
necessity for the advance. No
more opportune season could
Fruit Crop and Prices J exist than the present.    A Dom-
.-,          ,, inion election is approaching,and
From  all  quarters   come   re-,,      .   ,       , ,.,  '   ,
e                         ���    , the pledge of every condidate to
ports of an  exceptionally  large .     ,.                ,          .            ,
-   ..                mr.     ���                  , give his support to an  increased
fruit   crop.     This  is   true   not , ,     ,,,,������ .   ,
,     ��   ���       ,.         j. T. ... , duty should be insisted upon lr-
merelv of all  sections ot British ,.       ���             _,. f.
n ,     ,.  ,   ,   j,,,   t,   .c    ,  , respective ot party affiliations.
Columbia but ol the Pacific states
as well.   So great has been the
surplus among the  early fruits
of Washington, Oregon and Cali- Forestry Work.
fornia  that   the   Northwestern
provinces and British Columbi?
itself are being made a dumping The Forestry Branch of  the
ground, as is so often the result Department of the Interior deals
of an over production in any ar- only with forestry work on lands
tide on the American side of the belonging to the Dominion Gov-
International Boundary.   In con- ernment, and hence its work is
sequence, prices of peaches, for confined to Manitoba, Saskatche-
instance,  have  fallen far below wan, Alberta and the   "railway
those obtained in previous years.
The fruit growers of British
Columbia,   therefore, find themselves up against a  proposition
belt in British Columbia,
This branch is at present working chiefly along three lines, viz.:
(1)   the  protection   of  existing
never before experienced. Thou-1 forests from fire; (2) the survey
sands of people after paying large: of the forest reserves, including
prices for their land and then the estimation of the timber on
waiting four or five years before \ these reserves, both as regards
realizing upon their outlay, in \ the timber actually standing on
the assurance that a ready mar- the reserves and the future
ketatagood figure awaited all growth ; (3) the free distribute fruit they could produce, I tion of seedling trees and cuttings
now find themselves face to face to farmers in the prairie prov-
with a phase of the question of j inccs.
which they had never dreamed. | The system of fire protection
The question as it stands is this, 'on Dominion lands is similar to
are the dozens of fertile valleys (that in use in the provinces of
in the province, which are being \ Ontario and Quebec, in that
so rapidly peopled by fruit grow-1 rangers are employed to patrol
ers, to again lapse into a wilder- the forests, put out incipient fires
ness through competition from | and employ assistance when the
the western states of the union. ; fire is too large for them to
This is not a true competition, ; handle alone. They also post
for we believe that under similar i fire notices and instruct the
conditions British Columbia can settlers as to the danger from
produce fruit as cheaply as fires, the care necessary in guard-
Washington or Oregon, but' in ing fires, and similiar points, and
those states the industry is well endeavor to secure their assist-
established, while in British Col- ance and co-operation. This last
umbia it is in its infancy. A is not the least important part of
large crop results in a surplus, ��� their duties. On timber lands
and this the growers are glad to under license, one-half the cost
dispose of at any price, for it | of ranging is paid by the govern-
means just so much in addition ment and half by the lessee ; on
to their income.    British Colum- lands not under license the Gov-
Midsummer Sale !
Gloves,  Hosiery, Wash   Beits,   Summer
Dress Goods, Blouse Lengths.
White and Black Silk Platted Gloves, | length regular $1.25 for $1.00
"   Pure Silk          "          "              "     1.00 "      75
                 "          "              "       75 "      60
White, Black, Fawn and Grey Lisle Gloves                         75 60
Platted                          "                        "       50 "     40
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Ladies'White Cotton Hose         "       25     "      20
"   Lisle     "              "        50     "      40
Misses' White One and One Rib Cotton Hose    ���    "       30     "      25
Boys'Black Rock Rib and Buster Brown Stockings       "        o0     "      25
Nothing can beat these for wear���all sizes.
Ladies' White Wash Belts,   Pearl and Brass Buckles,   Embroidered and
Eyelet Worked regular 25 to 50 for 20 to 40
Summer Dress Muslins, Dress Lengths  00c. per yard, for 40c
 40c.      "       "    30c
 :55c.       "       "     25c
 25c.       "       "     20c
White and Brown Canvas, and Tan Leather Shoes will be closed out at
about cost.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
RAILS $2.50 PER DAY
A. Barnes
Prop.
PENTICTON. B.C.
STAGES
W. R. KING & CO.
'Phone 25.
Ellis Street.
Stage leaves for Keremeos at 6 a. m. ��n Tues-
days, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns on Monday:., Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stage leaves fur Princeton every Tuesduy at
7 a. m.
Stage leaves fur Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, rhursdaya and Saturdays at 6:31) a. m.     Re-
1 turns on Mondays,  Wednesdays and  Fridays at
ti p. III.
POST OFFICE.
Hums !) a. ni. to i>. p, in.
Registered Letter and Money Order wicket
closes ."> i>. m.
Wickel opened for half nn hour after mail is
distributed.
Arrivals-Per Str. Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday 6 p. m.; Per stage from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Green Mountain, Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-
I days at G p. in,
Closing For boat and Stages: !t p. m, daily except Saturday, For Monday's boat and hUikou:
8.46 p. ni. Sundays.
C. P. R. TIME TABLE
SHUSWAP & OKANAGAN BRANCH
sou
7.:i(i
(i.27
S.52
8.110
9.80
<J.45
10.00 i
11.10
ii.OO
4.45
(i.00
l>;iily both ways except Sunthiy.
I'll BOUND    STATION    NORTH BOUND
a. m Sicamous  6.00 p.m.
... Enderby  4.48    "
..Armstrong  4.08
....Vernon lv.... 3.30   "
....Vernon ar.... 2.30
.OU. Landing ...lv.... 2.16
. Ok. Landing . .ar 11.00 a.m.
... Kelowna  8.20   "
.. Peachland  7.25   "
. Summerland  6.30   "
.. Penticton  6.00   "
..lv.
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CANCELLATION Of RESERVE.
MOTICE is hereby given that the reserve, notice
J~ of which appeared in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated February 21st. 1907, respecting a
parcel of land reserved for Cemetery purposes
and comprising ten acres adjoining Lots 2,821
and 277, Osoyoos Division of Yale, has been cancelled so far as it relates to land lyintr to the south
of the northern boundary of Lot 1,004 (S.) Similkameen Division of Yale District.
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Commissioner of  Lands and  Works,
Lands and Works Department.
Victoria. B. C. 7th May. l��Jj��. 44-3m
\��ESmm
I Henrys Nurseries
Now growing in our Nurseries for the
fall trade:���
90,000 Peach, Apricot, Nectarines, Cherry,
Plum, Prune,  Pear and Apple���in all
leading varieties.
100,000   Small   Fruits.
10,000  Ornamental   Trees in  all  leading
varieties for B. C.
Strictly home grown and not subject to
damage from fumigation.
Stock of Bulbs to arrive in August from
Japan, France and Holland.
Ree Supplies, Spray Pumps, Seeds, Etc.
140 page Catalogue Free.
Office, Greenhouses and Seedhouse :--
3010 Westminster Road,
��.
VANCOUVER,
BtmtsBaamJmm
B.C.
bia and the Northwest are convenient places in which to deposit this surplus. The American
growers could not make fruit
growing pay at the prices obtained for this surplus, but they
are willing to take what they can
get rather than let it go to waste.
The market in British Columbia
and the Northwest is, as yet,
comparatively small, and the re-
ernment pays the whole expense.
The Dominion forest reserves
were set aside by act of parliament in 1906, and cover an aggregate area of 5,400 square miles
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia. The
forest survey work on these is
now in its fourth season, having
begun in 1005. Such surveys of
the Turtle Mountain (Man.) and
THE
suit is disasterous to our grow-|M��ose Mountain (Sask.) reserves
ers. If the peaches of Oregon have been completed. That of
and British Columbia ripened at the Riding Mountain (Man.) re-
the same time, this province serve is now in its third season,
would be on an equal footing, but as the reserve covers an area
but the season in British Colum- of over 1,500 square miles, the
bia being somewhat later oui I W01'k is one of considerable mag-
early fruit comes into market two ' nitude. Another party is at
or three weeks after that of the : work this season in "The Pines"
States, or when the American I reserve, in the neighborhood of
markets have been fully supplied ' Prince Albert, Sask.
at good prices. The balance is i The scheme of free distribu-
dumped into Canada in compct- tion of trees to farmers operated
ition with our early fruit. It by the Forestry Branch is the
may be seen that the industry i best known part of its work,
could not exist in British Colum-! Since its inception in 1901 there
bia under such circumstances. I has been distributed a total of
What then is to be done ? Just i eleven million trees���more than
one of two things, let us buy our {enough to plant a double row of
fruit from the United States and trees, four feet apart each way,
go out of the business, or let us'along each side of the C. P. R.
protect our own growers by;track from Fort William, Ont.,
making it impossible for out-'. t> Vancouver, B.C. The average
siders to compete un fairly with sent out each spring for the past
them. If we follow (he former I five years is two million. The
course it means a reduction of j trees are taised at the branch's
the industries of this province to|nursery at Indian Hear], Sask.
Penticton Dairy
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the Town.
12 Quarts for $1.00.
Special prices for quantities given
on application.
Butter, Fresh Cream, Buttermilk,
Skimmed Milk, to order.
H. M. McNeill,    .    Prop.
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READ!!
Three One-Half Acre Lots commanding beautiful view of Okanagan Lake ; good soil; available
water supply ; 93ft x 280 ft. in
dimension; planted in peach trees
this spring. Close to town.
Price, corner lots, $600 ; inside
lot, $500. Three, if taken together, $1,500. This would include dwelling.
:o:
Corner Building Lot in residential  section ; pleasant surroundings; a good buy.    Price, $500.
:o:
Seven   Roomed   House,    well
finished ;    lawn seeded   down ;
corner lot;   excellent   location,
good  view,  and   very  pleasing
surroundings.    Price, $2,500.
:o:
Eighteen Acres on Main Street
3 miles from town, $2,000.
Apply
J. R. Mitchell,
Penticton,   -   B. C.
PENTICTON
& OROVILLE
STAGE
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:IW a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
FAIRVIEW. B. C.
M  C. KENDALL, (i. R. MASON.
Notary Public.
Kendall & Mason
REAL ESTATE AGENTS
1 acre planted in 2-vear-old trees
and cultivated for $800.00
; jj acre on Fairview Road, 200 ft,
frontage for $400.00
110   acres,   easily   irrigated,   for
 $1600.00
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LANDS AND WORKS
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
SEALED   TENDERS,     superscribed
"Tenders  for   School-house," will
be received by the Hon. the Chief Commissioner up to noon of Thui'sday, the
| 20th August, 1908, for the erection and
| completion of a two-room frame school-
house at Summerland, Okanagan Electoral District.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 4th day of August, 1908, at
the offices of the Government Agent,
Vernon; of J. L. Logie, Esq., Secretary
of the School Board, Summerland; and
at the Lands and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C.
Each propi s.d must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Chief Commissioner for a sum
equivalent to ten per cent, of the
amount of the tender, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline
to enter into contract when called upon
to do so, or if he fail to complete the
work contracted for. The cheques or
certificates of deposit of unsuccessful
tenderers will be returned to them upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of th�� tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
F. C. GAMBLE
Public Works Engineer.
Land and Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., 29th July, 1908.
LOST
One bay mare ; weight about 1,100
lbs.; little mane ; brand K on right
shoulder; $10.00 reward.
JAMES GRANT,
47-tf. White Lake, B. C.
NOTICE
CLEARING SALE
OF
HOOTS ��*, SHOES
AT  COST
H. OLIVER
Now is the Time
-TO-
Get a Motor for
your Boat or Launch
I handle the goods.    Write for Catalogue and prices on the size you require.
B. L. HATFIELD,
(las Engine Expert,
SUMJVU-RLANn, ��� B- C.
SHELF   HARDWARE
Saws, Axes, Wedges, Striking Hammers, Table and
Pocket Cutlery.
PENTICTON HARDWARE CO.
FRUIT TREES-Well-grown stock.
Large quantity of apple trees for sale,
only few choice varieties grown : also
small stock of ornamental trees. Apply
for varieties and price to Manager,
COLDSTREAM ESTATE CO., Ltd.,
15-tf Vernon, B. C.
C. P. R.
LAND FOR
SALE
Cho
Okanagan Nursery Company, |
b. c.
i	
LIMITED,
PENTICTON, =    ^^^^^^
CAPITAL.   850,000.
We are now ready for Fall orders in Nursery Stock, especial advantages offered to local customers.
Improve and enhance the value of your property by planting from our selection of ornamental trees,
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An inspection of our grounds and stock is cordially invited.
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I
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Apply to
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STRAYED
On to my premises, on or about June
1, a two-year-old Jersey bull, dark
color; small slit in left ear; no brand.
Owner is requested to prove property,
pay expenses and take away.
H. NcNEILL,
49-tf Ellis St., Penticton.
FARM FOR EXCHANGE.
160 acres in Southern Alberta. Improved ; 7 miles for elevator, Will exchange for Penticton property.    Apply
JOHN PARTRIDGE,
2-4 Penticton, B. C. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. AUGUST 8, 1908.
P
A Rock Ei) ie Baltic
with him nnd stil1 eltwp to his band.
"1 wanted to tell you." he said, "of
another hidden' almost ns startling ns
your coming  into  tliN  room  a  while
By  ROBERT  BARR,
yiuthor  of
"The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont." "Tekla," "In the Midst of
Alarms,"   "Speculations of John Steele,"   "The Victors,"   Etc.
Copyright,   1BC6,  by   Robert   Barr.
By Arrangement with The Authors and Newspapers Association of New York.
Alan's first blow had missed clpcn.
lint his second did not. Following up
hi�� right hand blow with all n trained
boser's swift dexterity, he sent 11
straight left hander flush on the angle
of the light hearer's law. Tbe man
dropped his lantern nnd collapsed into
s sense'ess heap on the floor, while
Alan, with no further delay, rushed
toward the mier.
The fnlI of the lantern extinguished
the light. Th" celJ wns ngnln plunged
In dense hlnckness. through which
could lie heard the panting and scuffling of the prince ami the iniler.
I'.nrely n second of time hnd elapsed
Rlncp first .lack hnd seized the tnnn.
but thnt second  had sufficed for the
Alnii's tlret   blow hnd mimed elenn, but
IJi second did not.
latter to summon his grent brute
strength nnd shake off his less gigantic
opponent and to draw his pistol.
"Quick, Alan!" gasped Jaek. "lie's
got. away from me. He'll"���
Di'iimmond. guided by bis friend's
- voice, darted forward through tbe
darkness, caught his foot against the
sprawling body of the lantern hearer
and fell heavily, his arms thrown out
In mi instinctive gesture of self preservation. Even as he lost bis balance he
heard n sharp click directly in front of
bitu. The jailer had pulled the trigger,
und his pistol���contract made and out
Of order, like many of the weapons of
common soldiers in Russia's frontier
posts���bad missed fire.
To that luckiest of -mishaps, the failure of a defective cartridge to explode.
the friends owed their momentary
safely
As Alan pitched forward one of his
onttliing arms struck against an obstacle It wns a human figure, and from
the (pel of the leather straps which his
fingers touched In the Impact be knew
It was the Jailer and not I.amont.
Old football tactics coming to memory. Alan clung to the man his arm
had chanced upon nnd bore him nlong
to the ground, .lack, who hnd pressed
forward in the darkness, being carried
down as well by the other's fall.
Jailer, prince and Englishman thus
struggled cm the stone door In one indistinguishable heap. It was no ordinary combat of two to one, for neither
of the prisoners could sny which was
the Jailer nnd which his friend. The
jailer, troubled by no such doubts, laid
nbout him lustily and was only prevented from crying out by the fact
that his heavy fur cap had In the fall
become jammed down over his face
ns fur ns the chin nnd could not fo-
the moment he dislodged.
He reached for and drew the sword
bayonet thnt hung at his side, for his
second pistol hnd become lost in the
scriinmn'e. nnd thrust blindly nbout
him. Once, twice his blade met re-
iBtstnnce and struck Into flesh.
"JncV oantc'l Alan, "the henct'n
Stabbing, Col yourself loose and find
the electric light."
As he spoke Ainu's band found the
Jailer's throat He knew it was not
Jack's from the rough heard that covered it. The jailer, maddened by the
pressure, stabbed wi;h fresh furv. most
of his blows fortunately going wild In
Ihe darkness.
Alan's free hand reached for and located the arm that was wielding the
bayonet, nnd for n moment the two
wrestled desperately fur Ils possession.
Tuetl a key clicked nnd the room was
flooded with incandescent light, just
ns Alan, releasing his grip on the Kus-
sinn's throat, dealt him a short nrm
blow on the chin wilh nil the power
of his practiced muscles. The jailer
relaxed his tense limbs and lay still,
while Alan, bleeding and exhausted,
struggled to his fed.
"Hot work, eh7" he panted. "Hard
position to land a knockout from. But
I caught him Just right. He'll trouble
us no more for a few minutes, I fancy.
You're bleeding! Did he wound you'.'"
"Only a scratch nlong my cheek.
And you?"
"A cut nn the wrist and another on
Die shoulder. I think. Neither of them
hnd. thanks to the lack of aim In the
dark. Close call, that! Now to tie
them up, Not a movement from either
yet."
"You must hni'c come close to killing
them with those sledge hammer blows
of yours!"
"It  doesn't  much  mailer." .said the
imperturiinble pugilist "they'll he an
right in half an hour. It's knowing
where to hit. If there are only four
men downstairs, we don't need to wear
the clotbes of these beasts. I.et us
take only Ihe bunch of keys and the
revolvers."
Securing these the two stepped out
Into the passage, locked and boiled the
door: then Jack, who knew his way,
proceeded nlong the passage to the
stairway, leaped nimbly up the step'*,
bolted tli�� door leading to the military
quarters, then descended and bolted
the bottom ooor.
"Now for the clerk, nnd then for the
governor."
The clerk's room connected with the
nnnorv. which wns reached by passing through the apartment that held
turbine and dynamo, which they found
purring nway merrily.
Covering the frightened clerk with
four revolvers. Jnek told him In Russian thnt If he made a sound It would
be bis last. They took him, opened
cell No, 3, which was empty, and
thrust him in.
Jangling the keys, the two entered
the governor's room. The ancient man
looked up. but not a muscle nf his face
changed. Even bis fishy eyes showed
nn signs nf emotion or surprise.
"Governor," said Jack, with deference, "although you are under the
muzzles of a quartet of revolvers no
harm is Intended von. However, yon
must -not Joave yonr place until you
accompany us down fo the boat, when
I shall hand the keys nwi 1r, yon. nnd
In cell No. 1 you will Hnd jailer nnd
lantern man n little worse for wear
perhaps, but still in the ring. I hope.
In No. 3 your clerk is awaiting you. I
go now to release your prisoners, All
communication between yourself and
the military Is barred. 1 lenve my
friend on guard until I return from the
cells. You must not attempt to summon assistance or cry out or move
from your chair. My friend does not
understand either Russian or German,
so there is no use in making any appeal to him, and. much as I like you
personally and admire your assiduity
in science, our case is so desperate that
If you make any motion whatever he
will be compelled to shoot you dead."
The governor bowed.
"May I continue my writing?" he
nsked.
Jnek laughed heartily.
"Certainly!" And with that he departed to the cells, which he unlocked
one by one.only to find them all empty.
Returning, he said to the governor:
"Why did you nut tell me that we
were your only pusouers?"
"I feared." replied the governor
mildly, "that you might not believe
me."
"After nil. 1 don't know that I
should." said Jack, holding out his
hand, which the other shook rather
iiniesponsively.
"I want to thank you." the governor
said slowly, "for all you have told me
about electricity. That knowledge I
expect to put to mauy useful purposes
lu tbe future, and the exercise of It
will also make the hours drag less
slowly than they did before you came."
"Oh. that's all right!" cried Jack.
with enthusiasm. "I am sure you are
very welcome to what teaching 1 have
been able to give you, and uo teacher
could have wished n more apt pupil."
"It pleases me to hear you say tbat.
highness, although I fear 1 have been
lax in my duties, and perhaps tbe
knowledge of this place which you
have got through my negligence has
assisted you In making au escape
which I had not thought possible."
Jack laughed good naturedly.
"All's fair in love aud war." he said.
"Imprisonment Is u section of war. 1
must admit that electricity hns been
u powerful aid to us. but you cannot
blame yourself, governor, foi' you always took every precaution, and the
juller was eternally at my heels. You
can never pretend that you trusted me.
you know."
"1 tried to do my duty." said the old
man mournfully, "and if electricity hns
been your helper it has not been with
my sanction. However, there is oue
point about electricity Which you Impressed upon me, which Is that, although It goes quickly, there Is always a return current."
"Whnt do you mean by that, gov-
ennr?"
"Is it not so? It goes by a wire nnd
return.* through the earth. I thought
von i ild i.ii> that."
..-   ,     ��� ,,t i ,>,,.,'. pvji*o '"e why ym,
mention   tuat  feature  of  the case  at
this particular moment."
"I wanted to .be sure what 1 have
stated Is true. You see, when you are
goue there will lie nobody I can ask."
All this tiiii" the aged governor was
holding Jack's hand rather limply.
Drummond showed signs of inipa-
���lence.
"Jack." be cried nt Inst, "that rnn-
versntion may bo very Interesting, but
It's like smoking on a powder mine.
One never knows what may happen.
I sbnn't feel safe until we're well out
at sea and noi ev��i> then. Get through
with your farewells ns soon ns possi
ble and h't us lie oil."
"Iti.'ht you are, Alan, my boy. Well,
governor. I'm reluctantly compelled to
hlil you a final goodhv, but hero's wish
Ing yon nil sorts of Inch "
The old man seemed ivluctnn! t> Dart
'Die ancient man tooted up.
since that happened six or eight
months ago. As iierhaps you know,
we keep a Finland Ashing boat down
lu the cove below."
"Yes, yes," said Jack impatiently,
drawing away bis hand.
"Well, six or eight months ago that
boat disappeared and has never been
beard of since. None of our prisoners
was missing, none of tbe garrison was
missing, my three assistants were still
here, yet in the night the boat was
taken away."
"Really? How Interesting! Never
learned the secret did you?"
"Never, but I took precautions when
we got the next boat that it should be
better guarded, so I have bad two men
remain upon It night aud day."
"Are your two men armed, governor?"
��� Yes, tbey are."
"Theu they must surrender or we
will be compelled to shoot them. Come
down with us and advise them to surrender quietly; otherwise, from safe
cover on the stairway, w* can pot them
in nn open boat."
"I will go down with you." sold the
governor, "and do what I can."
"Of course tbey will obey you."
"Y'es, they will obey mo���if they bear
tne. I wns going to add that only yesterday did I arrange the electric bell
down nt the landing, with instructions
to those men to take a telegram which
I had written In case of emergencies
to the mainland at any moment night
or day, when thnt bell rnng. Your
highness, the bell rnng more than half
nu hour ago. I have not been allowed
out to see tbe result."
The placid old man put his hand on
the prince's shoulder, as it bestowing
a benediction upon him. Druuiuond.
wtio did not understand the lingo, was
amazed to see Jack fling off tbe governor's grasp and with what he took
to be a crushing oath in Russian spring
to the door, which he threw open. He
mounted the stone bench, which gave
him a view of the sea. A boat, with
two sails spread, speeding to tbe southwest across the strong westerly wind
was two miles or more away.
"Marooned, by heavenI" cried the
prince, swinging around and presenting his pistol at the head of tbe governor, who stood there like a statue of
dejection and made no sign.
CHAPTER XX.
B"""""BEFORE Jack could fire, as perhaps   he  hail  Intended  to  do,
Drummond   struck   down   bis
I   arm.
"None of that, Jack," he said. "The
Russian In you has evidently been
scratched, and the Tartar has come uppermost The governor gave a slgnnl,
1 suppose?"
"Yes. be did, and those two have got
away while 1 stood babbling here, feeling a sympathy for tbe old villain.
That's his return current eh?"
"He's not to blame," said Drummond. "It's our own fault entirely.
The first thing to have done was to secure that boat."
"And everything worked so beautifully," moaned .luck, "up to this poiut.
j  and  one   mistake  ruins  it     We  are
j doomed, Alan."
"It isn't so bad a* that, Jack," said
the Englishman calmly, "Should those
men reach the coast safely, as uo doubt
they will, It may cost Russia a bit of
trouble to dislodge ns."
"Why, hang It ulL" cried Jack, "they
dou't need to dislodge us! All they've
got to do Is to stand off and starve us
out. They nre uot compelled to lire a
gun or land a man."
"They'll have to starve their own
nipn first. It's not likely we're going
to go hungry and feed our prisoners."
"Oh. we don't mind a little thing like
that,  we   Russians.    They  may   send
help or  tbey   oiay not.    Probably  a
cruiser will  ooi ie  within  hailing dls
Unce  and   try  to  hnd  out  what   tne
trouble is.  Thor rt will lie off and wait
till everybody's <-��nd una art��r mar put
���n h  new goven.or and another carri-
son."
"You take tm> nesslmlsllc �� view.
Jack. This Isn't the season of the venr
for a cruiser to lie off <n Mie Baltic.
While is coining on. Most of 'be harbors In Finlnud will hp ice closed In a
month, and there's'no shelter hereabouts in a storm. They'll attack.
uroliably open shell fire on us for
nwhlle. then attempt to lam! n slorm-
'ng party. That will he fnp for us If
you've got good rllles nnd plenty of
Ammunition."
Jnek raised his he-id.
"Oh, we're well euulpppd," he said.
"If wp only hnve enough lo ent."
Springing to his feet, all dejection
gone, he said to the governor:
"Now, my friend, we're compelled fo
put you Into a cell. I'm sorry to do
tills, but there Is no other course ou*n
Where i�� your hrder. aici what quantity of provisions iinw yon in stock?"
/ gloomy sm'l* added to the dejection of the old man's countenance.
"You most find that out for yourself." he said.
"Are the soldiers upstairs well supplied with food?"
"I win not answer any of your questions."
"Oh, very well. I see yon are determined to go hungry yourself. T'ntll 1
am satisfied that there Is more than
sufficient for my friend nnd me no
prisoner in my charge g"ts anything
to eat. That's the sort of jailer 1 am.
The stubborn old beast" he cried in
English. turniiiL' to Drummond, "won't
answer my questions."
"What were you asking him?"
"I want to know about the stock of
provisions."
"It's quite unnecessary to ask about
the griih.   There's sure to he ample."
"Why?"
"Why? Recause we have reached
the beginning of winter, as I said he-
fore. There must be months when no
boat can land at this rock. It's hound
to be provisioned for several months
ahead at the very lowest calculation
Now. tlie first tiling to do is to put
this ancient Johnny in his little cell.
Then I'll tell you where our chief danger lies."
The governor made neither protest
nor complaint, but walked Into No. :)
,nnd was locked up.
"Now, Johnny, my boy." said Drummond, "our anxiety Is the soldiers.
The moment they find they are locked
In tbey will blow those two doors open
lu just about half a jiffy. We can. of
course, by sitting in front of the lower
door night and day pick off the first
four or live who come down, but if the
rest make a rush we are bound to be
overpowered. They have presumably
plenty of powder, probably some live
shells, petards and whatnot that will
make short work eveu of those oaken
doors.    Whnt do you propose to do?"
"I propose." said Jack, "to till their
crooked stairway with cement. There
are lings and bags of It lu the armory."
The necessity for this was prevented
by nn odd circumstance. Tlie two
young men were seated In the governor's room when at his table a telephone
bell rang. Jack had not noticed this
Instrument and now took up the re-
cei ver.
"Hello, governor!" said n voice.
"Your fool of n jailer has bolted the
stairway door, and we can't open it."
"Oh. I beg pardon." replied Jack In
whatever Imitation of the governor's
voice he could assume. "I'll see to it
at once myself."
He bung up the receiver nnd told his
comrade what hail huppptmd.
"One or bolh of these offlcurs are
coming down. If we get the officers
safely into a cell, there will lie nobody
to command Hie men. and il is more
than likely that the ollieers carry the
keys of the powder room. I'll turn out
the electric lamps in the ball and light
the lantern. You he ready at the foot
of the stairway to lire if they make the
slightest resistance."
The two ollieers came down the circular stairway, grumbling at the delay
to which they had been put. Lermontoff took advantage of the clamping of
their heavy boots iu the echoing stairway to shove lu Hip holts once more
and then followed them, himself followed by Drummond. Into the governor's room. Switching ou tlie electric
light, be snld:
"Gent I emeu, I am Prince Lermontoff,
in temporary charge of this prison.
The governor Is under arrest and I regret tbat I must demand your swords,
although I have every reason to believe 'that they will be handed back to
you within a very few days after I
have completed my Investigations."
The officers were too much accustomed to sudden changes in command
to see anything odd In this turn of affairs. Lermontoff spike with o quiet
dignity that was very convincing, and
the language he used was that of the
nobility. The two officers handed him
their swords without a word of protest.
"1 must nsk you whether you hnve
yet received your winter supply of
food."
"Oh. yes." said the senior office".
"we had that nearly a month ago."
"Is. It stored lu the military portion
of the rock or below here?"
"Our rations are [nicked nway In a
room upstairs."
"I am sorry, gentlemen, that I must
[Hit you Into cells until my mission is
accomplished. If yon will write n
requisition for such rations as you are
accustomed to receive. I shall see that
you are supplied Meanwhile write
also an order to whomsoever you entrust In command of tbe men during
your absence to grant no one lenve to
come downstairs aud ask him to take
care thnt each soldier is rigidly restricted to tlie minimum qunntlty of
vodka "
The senior officer sot down nt the tn
nle and wrote the two orders. The
inpii were men placed In adjoiniii;'
cells without the thought of resistance
hvru oicurnr.g to tueiu, T'Uey supposed there had been some changes ai
headquarters and were rather relieved
to have the assurance of the prince
lhat their arrest would prove temporary. Further Investigation showed
that I here would be no danger of star
vntlon for six months al least.
Next day Jack, nt greal risk of his
neck, scaled to the apex of the Island,
in be bad thought of living, if possible,
a wlgnal of distress that might attract
some passing vessel. Rut even though
hi? reached the sharp ridge, he saw at
oi;ce that no pole could be creeled
there, uot even if he possessed one.
The 'vlnd aloft was terrific, and he
gazed around him at nn empty sea.
When four days had passed tliey be
gan to look for ihe Russian relief boat,
which they knew would set out the moment the governor's telegram reached
St. Petersburg.
On tbe tiflli day Jack shouted down
NOTICE
Small bay horse; T brand on right
shoulder; white spot on forehead and
white hind feet; about nine years old.
Formerly owned by white man, but
strayed away with wild band four years
ago. Recently recaptured. If not
claimed by owner within thirty days,
I will claim property. If owner claims,
he must pay expenses.
2-4 ANDREW CHARLEY.
Dated at Penticton Aug. 8. 1908.
W. H. T. GAHAN,
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.
MURK   BLOCK.
PENTICTON,       ���       ���       B.C.
���Phone 17.
X
*o Drummond.  who  was  standing  by
the door:
"The Russian is coining! Heading direct for us! She's in a hurry, too-
crowding on all stentl1 ."lid eating up
Ihe distance like a torpedo boal de
stroyer. I think it's a cruiser, lis not
the old tub I came on nnywav."
"Come down, then," answered Alan,
"and we"���
A cry from above Interrupted him.
Jack, having al first glance spied the
vessel whose description be had shouted to Drummond. had now turned his
eyes eastward and stood staring
aghast toward tlie sunrise.
"What's tbe inaltcr?" asked Alan.
"Mailer?" echoed Jack. "They must
be sending the whole Russian navy
here in detachments to capture our un
worthy selves. There's a second boat
coming from the east, nearer by two
miles than the yacht. If 1 hadn't been
all taken up with tlie other from the
moment I climbed here, I'd have seen
her before."
"Is she a yacht too?"
"No; looks like a passenger tramp
Dirty nnd"���
"Merchantman may he."
"No; she's got guns on ber"���
"Merchantman   fitted  out  for prlva-
teersnian probably.    That's the sort of
craft Russia would lie likeliest to send
to a secret prison like this.    What Hag
j does"���
"No   Hag   nt   all���neither   of   them.
They're both milking for the rock full
! steam  and  from  opposite sides.    Nel
thor can see the oilier. I suppose.    I"-
"From opposite sides'.' Thai doesn't
j look like a joint expedition. One of
I those ships Isu't Russian.   Rut which?"
Jack had clambered down and stood
! by Alan's side.
"We must make ready for defense In
cither case." he said. "In a few mill
utes we'll be able to see them both
from Ihe platform below."
"One of those boats means to blow
us out of existence if she can." mused
Jack. "The other cannot know of our
existence. And yet. if she doesn't,
what is she doing here headed for the
rock?"
Willi that Jack scrambled, slid and
jumped down. Drummond was very
(pliet and serious. Repeating rifles
stood in n row on the opposite wall,
easy to get at, but as far off as might
be from the effects of a possible shell
The two young men now mounted the
stone bench by the door, which allowed
them to look over the ledge at the
eastern sea. Presently the craft appeared round the end of the island.
pure white, floating like a swan on
the wnter and making great headway.
"By Jove," snld Jack, "she's a tine
one! Looks like tlie czar's yacht, but
no Russian vessel I kuow of can make
that speed."
"She's got the earmarks of Thorny-
croft build about her." commented
Drummond. "By Jove. Jack, what
luck if she should prove to be English!
No flag flying, though."
"She's beading for us." said Jack,
"and apparently she knows which side
the ciinuon Is on. If she's Russian,
they've taken It for granted we've
captured the whole place and are In
command of the guns. There, she's
turning."
"Jove. I wish I'd a pair of good
glasses," said Drummond. "They're
lowering a boat."
Jnek showed more highland excitement than Russian stolidity ns lip
watched the oncoming of a small boat,
beautifully riding the waves and masterfully rowed by sailors who understood the art. Druininond stood import nrbahlo as n statue.
"The sweep of those oars is English, Jack, my boy."
As the boat came nearer and nearer
Jack became more nnd more agitated.
"I sny. Alan, focus your eyes ou thnt
man at the rudder. I think my sight's
failing me. Look closely. Did you
ever see him before?"
"I think I have, but nm not quite
sure."
"Why. he looks to me like my jovial
and venerable father-in-law. Captain
Kempt, of I'.ar Harbor. Perfectly absurd, of course.    It can't be."
"lie does resemble the captain, but
I only saw him once or twice."
"Hooray, Cnptaln Kempt! How are
you?" shouted Jack across the waters.
The captain raised his rlglll hand
and waved it. hut made no attempt to
cover the distance with Ids voice. Jack
ran pellincll down I lie steps, and Drummond followed in more leisurely fashion. The boil swuiik around to the
landing, and Captain Kempt cried cordially:
���'Hello, prince' How are you? And
that's Lieutenant Driiininond. isn't It?
Last lime I hud I lie pleasure of seeing
you. Druuiniond, was ihat nigh! of the
ball."
"Yes," said nrrminoii.'l "I was very
glad to see you then lull a hundred
times happier to sec yon  today."
"1 was just cruising nround these
waters In my yacht, and I thought I'd
take a look at this rock you tried to
obliterate.   I don't see any perceptible
damage done. Out wlint can you ex-
pect from British inarksinanshipV"
"1 struck the rock on the oilier side,
captain. I think your remark is unkind, especially as I've just been praising the watermanship of your men."
"Now. are yon hoys tired of tIns simi-
'lier resort?" asked Ca.iualu Kempt.
ITo bo conlinuod.)
Dr.C.A.JACKSON
DENTIST
S. O. Land Company's   Block
PENTICTON, B. C.
CHAS. WERE
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
PENTICTON, B. C.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Notary Public.
KELOWNA, - - B. C.
ICE   CREAM
sJruit, Confectionery, Pipes and
3o6accos.
R. ANDERSON.
II. MIRK
EASY SHAVE       - -       25c.
ARTISTIC HAIR-CUT   >       -  35c.
Harris
nursery co.,
Penticton.
Beautify your lot with some
of our shade trees.
We have Elm, Ash, Maple,
Catalpa, Mulberry, Black Walnut, and Ash Leaved Maple.
Some perennial shrubs and
apple trees left.
D. W. Crowley
&Co.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Goods Delivered to any part of the
Town on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
WE GIVE OUR PROMPT ATTENTION TO
MAIL ORDERS
J. F. PARKINS, Manager.
RATHVON & CARLESS
CONTRACTORS
���AND
BUILDERS
Plans,  Specifications  and  Estimates
Furnished for all Kinds of Work.
L. A. RATHVON, CHAS. L. CARLESS,
"Phone White I 'Phone White 2
DEERINGand
Mccormick
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Mowers, Rakes,
Tedders and Binders
(Don't delay, send in your orders
now)
The two best makes on Earth.
For sale by
S. T. ELLIOTT,
KELOWNA, B. C.
THE
Penticton Bakery
-F0R-
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
GIVE US A TRIAL AND WE
WILL PLEASE YOU.
L.. T. ROREROE. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., AUGUST 8, 190!
PEACHLAND.
Mrs. and Miss Buchanan, of
Winnipeg, who have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Ferguson
for the past two weeks, left
Monday morning via the Crow's
Nest Pass for their home.
Mr. Burgess enjoyed a short
visit last week from his cousin,
Chas. Burgess, a jeweler of
Toronto.
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Heales, of
Penticton, spent Monday here.
Mr. Heales is largely interested
in the new cannery company of
that town.
Dr. Smith, of Summerland,
was called Thursday of last week
to attend Mrs. Garraway, who
is, we are sorry to report, very
ill. We hope for a speedy re-
cjvery.
Little Alexandra Keating, who
hurt her arm badly a week ago,
is doing as well as can be expected. She is under the care of Dr.
Nash.
Rev. A. T. Robinson, of Summerland, was a guest over Sunday at Mrs. Bulyea's home.
Rev. Jas. Lang occupied the
Presbyterian pulpit on Sunday
morning.
Mrs. Johnson and daughters
returned to their home in Kansas after spending since early
spring in our midst.
Mr. D. Gibson, while* going for
a day's  sport  at   fishing,   was!
bucked off that steed of his and
badly shaken up.     However he!
was able to walk  home,  and is j
not any the worse of   his  experience.
Mr.   and   Mrs.    Logan   have j
moved into their pretty and commodious cottage on  the second ���
bench.
Messrs. Wilson & Beverage of
Alta., are building a cottage on
their newly purchased five-acre
bt overlooking the lake.
The work in the cannery and
packing house is in full swing
now, with Mr. Ritchie and Mr.
Hardie as managers.
Mr. and Mrs. Lipsett, on their
return from Manitoba, stopped
off a day here to visit their many
friends, and went on to their
Naramata home Wednesday
evening.
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
LANDS
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
fruit.
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150.oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone,  suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at G per cent, on deferred
payments.
ACRE LOTS
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
TOWN LOTS
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
grain, which was grown without
irrigation, is large in head and
well filled, the oat heads measuring from twelve to sixteen inches
in length. Mr. Surprise has a
tine orchard containing every
kind of fruit adapted to our
climate.
Additional Locals
Local news items are always
acceptable at the Press office.
The Great Northern Railway
will probably be running into
Hedley by December.
Lost-Lawrence fountain pen
between Hardware and Rev. Mr.
Baker's. Kindly leave at Press
Office.
Further subscriptions to the
delegates' entertainment fund
are solicited. J. W. Edmonds,
s jcrctary.
A. E. Thomas left on Thursday in his row boat for a trip of
a week or two up the lake. He
will camp at various points en
route.
A service, supplementary to
the morning union service, will
l>c held in the Methodist church
on Sunday evening next. People are urged to attend the morning services.
Mrs. A. Greenslade's little girl
came very near being drowned
on Friday of last week having
fallen from the wharf. W. H.
Oliver happened along with his
gasoline launch just in time to
effect a rescue.
Miss P. Samson, who has been
visiting her sister, Mrs. J. R.
Mitchell, for a number of weeks,
left Tuesday morning for Victoria where she will spend a
couple of weeks prior to returning to her home in Winnipeg.
John Mahoney and Thomas
Hudon visited Keremeos last
Friday, returning home on Sunday. They brought back some
lino samples of fruit, and wheat
and oat heads, from the farm of
Francois Surprise, three miles
this  side  of   Keremoos.     Th.2
E. S. Lake can take a piece of
paper worth two cents and make
a photograph worth $5.00 out of
it.- That is Art.
E. 0. Delong can take a piece
of iron worth thirty cents and
make a plow worth $30.00.���
That is Skill.
Norman Hill can buy three
yards of cheese cloth at one cent
a yard and sell it for fifteen
cents. ��� That is Business.
Penticton gets a grant to
dredge the river. -That is Pull.
W. T. Shatford can take a piece
of paper and sign his name to it
and it is worrh $100,000.-
That is Capital.
Most of us can take a bank
cheque and fill it in for a million
dollars and it isn't worth a cent.
That is Tough.
Some nurseries say they can
s apply horns grown nursery
stock, and give the same satisfaction a; we can.���That is Bluff.
Okanagan Nursery Co., Ltd.
Penticton, B.C.
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FRUIT GROWERS ATTENTION!'(
The Fraser Valley Nurseries /
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aaA.v.gaargr���-t.'-i -j�� rwaamianai
LIMITED
BURNABY LAKE
Comprising 52 Acres. Capital $100,000.
We have all kinds of Fruit Trees for sale as follows:
2 Year Old :   5,500 Cherries; 1,700 Apricots; 3,500 Plums; 5,850 Peaches;
800 Crabs ; 7,825 Apples ; 950 Pears.
1 Year Old :-l,600 Crabs; 112,000 Apples ; 2,550 Pears.     100,000   Small
Fruits of all kinds.
We invite inspection We never substitute.
Home-Grown Stock.    No more danger of trees being destroyed at  Port
of Entry. Prices quoted on application. All trees planted in the
Fall which die are replaced free, and in Spring at half price.
G. E. CLAYTON, Director.
L. C. HILL,
F.   J. HART,
J. J. JONES, President.
C. F. SPROTT, Vice-President.
F. E. JONES, Secretary-Treasurer.
Local Agent:
JOHN STEUART
P. O. Box 33, Summerland, B. C.
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Havana Cigar Syndicate.
P. A. Samon, representing the
Havana Cigar Syndicate of Winnipeg, Man., was in Penticton on
Tuesday in the interests of the
branch factory recently opened
at Kelowna. Mr. Samon was exhibiting cigars, the product of
native grown tobacco, in an endeavor to interest people in this
vicinity in the growing of the
leaf.
The Kelowna factory was
opened on the 19th of July and
six cigar makers and about the
same number of other employees
are engaged, turning out 3,000
cigars daily. Larger premises
have been leased and the staff is
to be increased at once so that
10,000 cigars daily may be manufactured. It is the intention to
move the entire factory from
Winnipeg to Kelowna, so enthusiastic are the company of the
superior quality of Okanagan
grown tobacco for cigar purposes.
In order to supply the factory,
it will be necessary to induce
other places than Kelowna to go
into tobacco culture, and Mr.
Samon assures the growers that
the syndicate will guarantee to
buy all the leaf they can produce,
and a little more. The price
will average about ten cents per
pound, and at this figure Mr.
Samon claims two hundred dol
lars worth of tobacco per acre
may be grown between the fruit
trees without interfering in any
way with them. Tobacco can be
grown successfully on any kind
of ground.
One thing that has much interfered with the industry hitherto
has been the fact that growers
believed they would have to
erect larga sheds for drying purposes. Mr. Samon says that this
is unnecessary as the plants may
be dried equally well in the open
air. After they are dried the
company store them in their own
sheds where they are cured.
This should greatly simplify
matters, and prove a great inducement for growers to take up
the business.
If sufficient notice be given,
the syndicate will supply growers
with whatever plants they may
require. This would not only
prove a convenience, but the
growing of the proper varieties
would be assured. Any further
information may be obtained by
applying direct to the syndicate
at Kelowna.
Westward Ho!
The August number of Westward Ho! commences the third
volume and is replete with many
good stories and articles, which
give it a standing equal to many
of the older monthlies.
In his department 'Men I Have
Met' the editor has a capital pen
sketch of Sir Wilfred Laurier.
Bonnycastle Dale, the well-known
natural history writer, contributes an illustrated study on
'Birds in Flight.' J. C.Harris,
of New Denver, tells of "Exploring a B. C. Glacier," and
Frank Burnett continues his
series of interesting articles on
the "Ruined Cities of Ceylon."
The regular departments are well
maintained and not the least uninteresting of the numerous articles is that on " The Alaska
Youkon Pacific Exposition" by
Frank L. Merrick. Agnes Lock-
hart Hughes, the well-known
poet of Seattle, has some very
pretty verse.
Mr. Godenrath, the publisher,
announces that he has interested
Calgary and Victoria capital in
the magazine, and a company is
now being incorporated to take
hold of the property. Mr. Godenrath will be managing director, and Major Charles McMillan,
of Victoria, will be secretary-
treasurer. The phenomenal
growth of the publication has
necessitated a greatly increased
staff, and plans are under way
for putting in a modern magazine publishing printery.
Galarneau &
McKenzie
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
Golden West Soap and
Golden West Washing Powder
FIFTY CENTS'  WORTH   OF  SILVERWARE   FREE
WITH EVERY FIFTY CENT_P_URCHASE OF GOLDEN
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To obtain this Silverware, all you have to do is to purchase 50c.
worth of Golden West Soap (2 cartons) or Washing Powder; or
25c. worth of each, AND ASK YOUR GROCER for a Silver
Plated Teaspoon FREE (which is worth at least 25c), then cut out
the coupon off the two cartons and send them to the Manufacturers
including 2c. for postage, and obtain another Silver Plated Teaspoon FREE.
In this way your
Golden West Soap and Golden West
Washing Powder costs you
Nothing.
GET THE "SPOONEY" FEELING.
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you   think  of
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E. J. F1NGH
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.        Main St.
FOR SALE
Several choice specimens of pure-bred
S. C. White Leghorn Cockerels, from
imported stock at 2-4 i
KENT'S Lakeview POULTRY YARD
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SINCLAIR & DENNISTON,
Joiners,   Cabinet   Makers   and   Building
Contractors.
CAN SUPPLY ALL KINDS OF HOUSE AND  SHOP   FITTINGS
MADE TO ORDER.
We will be pleased lo furnish estimates on any kind of work.    Workmanship guaranteed.
Workshop, Ellis Street,
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We carry a beautiful stock of Wedding
Presents   in   cut   glass   and    silver.
Large assortment of high grade
.    WEDDING RINGS
. Engagement Rings .
To suit the purse.
ISSUER OF MARRIAGE LICENSES.
HARRIS, The Jeweler

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