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VOL. 2.   No. 22.
PENTICTON, B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1907.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE. TORONTO
ESTABMSUED  1807
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, - - - 5,000,000
Total Assets, - 113.000,001/
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
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Every facility afforded Farmers for their banking
business.    Sales Notes  cashed or taken
for collection
BANKING  BY   MAIL.���Deposits may be made or withdrawn by
mail.    Out-of-town accounts receive every attention
Penticton Branch     <���    ���    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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INTERNATIONAL
CONVENTION.
Fifteenth Annual Convention
North-West Fruit Growers'
Association held in
Vancouver.
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Kelowna Wins Gold Medal.
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LUMBER, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS, and
BUILDING PAPER. We also keep on hand
a large stock of Fluming Material. Try some
of our Vulcanized Rubber Roofing on your
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For prices and quality see our window.
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Just received a select line of High Grade
Stock Saddles
Glub bags
Garriage Rugs
Extra values.
Suit Gases
Trunks
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D. Gellatly,   Gellatly, B.G.
The City Hall, Vancouver, was
the centre of much interest on
Wednesday, the 4th. inst, when
the fifteenth annual convention
of the North-West Fruit Growers'
Association was formally opened.
Maxwell Smith, Dominion
Fruit Inspector, opened the proceedings and was followed in eloquent addresses by E. L. Smith
of Hood River, Ore., the President of the Association, Mayor
Bethune, Hon. Wm. K. Newall,
President of the State of Oregon
Board of Horticulture, and Hon.
Mr. Tatlow, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia.
The exhibit of fruit was everything that could be desired. The
walls were lined with boxes of
apples grown in all the best-
known districts from California
to Okanagan. Ranged symmetrically on shelves around the hall,
they made a pleasing transformation scene of colors varying
from gorgeous red to fruits in
yellow and russet tints. The display included a fine exhibit of
preserved fruits in glass jars
from the Agricultural Department at Victoria. Apples naturally predominated, but there was
also a good display of pears and
quinces.
There were about fifty entries
for the various prizes divided into classes as follows:
Class 1 ^_^__^__
es of apples, five varieties, first
prize gold medal, value $100; second prize, gold and silver medal,
value $50; third prize, the
"Birks" silver medal, value $25.
In this competition J. D. Mon-
sherger of Grand Forks, B. C.
won the gold medal, A. I. Mason
of Hood River, Ore. the gold and
silver medal, and T. G. Earl of
Lytton the "Birks" medal.
Class 2���For the best display
of fresh fruit (any design of
stand not more than ten feet high
and occupying a floor space of
not more than five feet square),
first prize, gold medal, value $100;
second prize, gold and silver medal, value $50; third prize, the
"Birks" silver medal, value $25.
The Kelowna Fruit Growers'
Association won the first prize in
this class, Monsherger and Hope
of Grand Forks, B. C, the second, and the Chelan County Horticultural Association of Wenat-
chee, Wash, the third.
Class 3���For the best box of
commercial apples. Each exhibitor, or his representative, to
have the privelege of addressing
the convention and the judges
for seven minutes on the merits
of his exhibit and the district in
which it was grown; first prize,
the "Birks" silver medal, value
$25; second prize, bronze medal,
value $15; third prize, bronze
medal, value $10. The first prize
was captured by A. I. Mason of
Hood River, Ore., (Yellow Newton Pippins); the second by E.
A. Sheppard of Hood River,
(Spitzenbergs); and the third by
T. G. Earl of Lytton. (Spitzenbergs).
At the afternoon session papers
were read by Mr. J. R. Anderson, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, on "Environment and Selection," by Mr. A. I. Mason of
Hood River, on "The Apple,"
and by Mr. J. W. White, of Hammond, B, C, on "Small Fruits."
Thursday's sessions were taken
up by papers on, "Some Experiments," by Prof. L. F. Henderson, Moscow, Idaho; "Pear Cul
ture, '' Hector Ferguson, Hanev,
B. C; "Irrigation," by C. A.
Hickenlooper, View, Utah; "The
Fruit Trade," F. R. Stewart,
Vancouver, B. C.; "Transportation," E. II. Sheppard, Hood
River; "Graft Hybridization,"
\V. J. L. Hamilton, South Salt
Spring, B.C.; "Pear Growing,"
Prof. W. S. Thornber, Pullman,
Wash.; "Entomology," J, W.
Cockle, Kaslo, B. C; "Walnuts
and Prunes," Col. II. E. Dosch,
Hillside, Ore.
On Friday, the last day of the
convention, papers were read on
"Cherry Culture," by R. H.
Webber, The Dalles, Ore.; "The
Role of Parasites, "Prof. E. D.
Ball, Logan, Utah; ''Experimental Farm Work, Thos. A. Sharp,
Agassiz, B. C.; "Orchard Culture," Prof. W. T, Clark, Berkeley, Cal.; and "Apple Tree
Pruning," T. W. Stirling, Kelowna, B. C.
The only portion of the Okanagan represented at the convention was Kelowna, and the fact
that it captured the gold medal
in class 2, the most important of
the exhibits, must be considered
a signal triumph for that district
and the Okanagan in general
which shares in the victory. The
Fruit Growers' Association, of
Kelowna, is deserving of the
highest praise for the enterprise
it has shown in making such a
successful exhibit.
.00 Per Year In Advance.
Pickering���Denniston
On Wednesday evening a very
pleasing event took place in
Steward's Hall when Mr. James
Nelson Pickering, son of Mr. P.
R. Pickering, of Penticton, and
Miss Frances Isebell Denniston,
daughter of Mr. Wm. Denniston,
For the best five box-1 also of this place, were united in
marriage by Rev. Jas. Hood.
The bride looked charming and
pretty  attired  in   a   gown   of
white Chinese silk and wreath of
orange   blossoms.     The  bridesmaid, Miss Katherine Denniston,
sister of the bride, was also attired in white.    The groom, who
wore the customary black suit,
was    supported   by   Mr.   John
Scott.   The nuptial knot being
tied and a blessing invoked by
the minister, Mrs. Mahoney very
acceptably played the wedding
march.   Next followed congratulations by the numerous friends
of the happy couple, after which
the   company   dispersed.     The
ceremony was witnessed   by a
large concourse of friends and
acquaintances.    Congratulations
concluded, the bridal party repaired to the attractive and comfortable home, which the groom
has just completed on Eckhardt
Ave., where a bountiful wedding
dinner was served  the  guests,
numbering between twenty-five
and thirty.    The remainder of
the evening was spent in regular
Scotch style, "Tarn" Collia with
his Scotch songs, and a dialogue
in Scotch between himself and
"Tarn" Denniston keeping  the
guests in roars of laughter.
The young couple, who were
the recipients of a large number
of handsome and costly presents,
have the best wishes of the entire community, and the Press
also joins in extending congratulations.
What would certainly have
proved a very serious fire had
there been a wind at the time occurred on Friday morning when
the ice-house of the B. C. Hotel
was burned to the ground and
some of the other buildings narrowly escaped destruction. Penticton is altogether without fire
protection, and it seems, in its
present unorganized condition,
impossible to devise any means
whereby fire could be effectually
fought. The only remedy appeal's to lie in incorporation.
There is a good opening for rn
up-to-date dentist in Pentictor.
T. R. Welband, of Naramata,
was   in   Penticton   on   Tuesday
evening.
J. Barnett of Short's Poini
spent a few days in Penticton
last week.
A. I. Dawson, of Naramata,
spent a couple of days in Penticton this week.
If you want the Christnus
number of the Toronto Globe call
at H. Main's store.
W. E. Welby left last Saturdsy
for a three months' visit with
his parents in the old country.
The Presbyterian Ladies' Aid
Society desires to thank their patrons and those who assisted them
to make their sale of work a success. The sum realized at the
sale was seventy-five dollars.
Don't forget the Methodist
Church Anniversary Dinner to
be given in Steward's Hall on
Monday, the 16th, from 5:30 to
7:30 p. m. Admission 50c. Short
programmme to follow.
Mrs. J. Hood and daughter,
Florence, leave Saturday for
Hamilton, Ont. and will be absent until about the first of February. Geo. E. Winkler will have
charge of the store in Mrs. Hood's
absence.
Dr. and Mrs, Size arrived from
Moose jaw, Sas. on Friday of last
week. They are building a house
and will reside here in the
future. Two of their children
are now attending the college at
Summerland.
J. J. Hunter, Mgr. of the local
branch of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, left last Saturday for
about a month's absence at Vancouver, where he is to be married.
G. S. Holt is acting manager in
his absence.
Rev. A. T. Robinson, of Summerland, will conduct Baptist
service in Penticton on Sunday
evening. The subject of his discourse will be " The Worth of
Man." All, especially the men,
are cordially invited to attend.
The world famed Dixie Jubilee
Singers will give an entertainment in Steward's Hall on Monday, the 23rd. inst. B.c sure and
attend or you will miss a treat.
Tickets for reserved seats may
be obtained from C. A. C. Steward for 75 cents each.
E. L. Clino, photographer, recently of Chiliwack, and formerly of Toronto, Ont., arrived on
Wednesday. He makes a specialty of postcard views and wjll
take photographs throughout u,e
surrounding district, making his
headquarters at Penticton.
OwinK to next Sunday being
the anniversary, two services will
be held in the Methodist church,
while Presbyterian service will
be withdrawn for the day. Rev.
A. Henderson, one of the ablest
speakers in the Methodist Conference, will preach both morning and evening.
The W. C. T. U. will hold a reception for young men in the
Methodist church on New Year's
Day from 2 p. m. to 5 p. m.
Lunch will be served. A Silver
Medal contest will be held in the
evening of the same day during
which a suitable programm 3 v ill
be rendered
Mrs. A. C. Gordon, Dominion
Evangelist of the W. C. T. U.,
will address a mass meeting in
the Methodist church on Thursday evening, the 19th. inst. at 8
o'clock on "That Boy and Girl of
Yours." Mrs. Gordon is an influential worker and a good speaker, and everyone should make it
a point to hear her.
o to Steward's Hall for your
dinner on Monday, the 16th.
Geo. E. Winkler returned on
Tuesday from the Golden Zone
i Mine near Hedley, bringing the
j boiler for the operation of the
diamond drill which will be put
to work on the Westbank coal
prospect. The drill is expected
to arrive from Hedley in a few
lays after which development
work will be begun. Sufficient
stock has been placed to furnish
funds for development, and no
nore will be sold at present.
The Literary.
The Penticton Literary and
Debating Society this week held
-me of the most successful meetings in its history. Although the
night was rather stormy the attendance was large, and this fact
>f itself looks promising for a
very successful season's work.
ft had been decided by the com-
nittec to vary the procedure,
and, in place of a debate, to hold
a literary evening.
The meeting opened with a
selection by the celebrated Discord Orchestra, which in a
couple of selections did ample
credit to its name. Rev. R. W.
Hibbert was next called upon to
read a paper on "Parliamentary
Rules." This proved very interesting and pointed, containing
numerous facts and suggestions
)f practical value in the procedure of a literary and debating
society. Mr. Hibbert's paper
was followed by a short discussion through which additional
light was thrown upon the subject in hand.
The society was next treated
to a solo by Miss Mutch after
which Rev. J. A. Cleland, much
to the enjoyment and interests
)f his hearers, read a paper entitled "Public Speaking." Mr.
Gleland's paper was characterized by its bright, direct, and
'lumorous style. It bristled with
practical suggestions, its gist being that the speaker have something to say, and then say it in
as few simple Anglo-Saxon words
as possible. By way of exhortation he recommended that every
member of the society should
appreciate his, or her, privilege
as a member, and, when chosen
by the committee to take part in
a debate, to respond cheerfully.
Those who took part in the discussions were the ones who derived the benefit, and none
should consider it a hardship to
prepare a ten or fifteen minute
address.
Miss Bessie Thompson next
sang a very humorous solo which
was received with enthusiasm,
and then came Miss Ewell's essay
m the "Educational Value of
literature." Miss Ewell possesses the faculty of clothing her
thoughts in most beautiful language, and her paper was a treat
from beginning to end. The
value of literature as an aid in
the cultivation of expression, the
mnobling of ideals, and the
)uilding up of character were
the principal themes, choice
passages being quoted from a
number of the leading poets by
way of illustration.
E. W. Mutch made a very acceptable critique, and in a short
iddress touching upon the main
points of interest especially em- .
phasizing the intimation that
every member should be willing
to do his share in the programs
and especially in the debates of
the society. The proceedings of
the evening were brought to a
close by singing the National
Anthem.
Next Thursday evening there
will be a debate on "Resolved
that Canada has in store a greater
future than the Unite I States."
This should dra v a large audience
and prove very interesting. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. DECEMBER 14, 1907.
THE PENTICTON PRESS
ISSUED    EVERY    SATURDAY   AT
PENTICTON, B.C. BY
W. J. CLEMENT.
Subscription  $1.00 Per Year in
Advance.
re-act upon themselves. The
Okanagan Valley is good from
one end to the other, and a united effort should be made to advance it.	
Wcslbank Townsite.
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ADVERTISING RATES ON
APPLICATION.
B. C. Fruit Wins.
It will be gratifying to every
person in this province to learn
that British Columbia fruit has
once more captured the gold
medal at the Royal Horticultural
Society's show in London, England. That the highest award
of that society should be carried
away each year by this province,
in competition with the world,
can be taken as a positive indication that the fruit grown in
British Columbia is indeed superior to that from any of the other
provinces or countries from
which exhibits are drawn. If it
were only occasionally that first
plaee were won, it might be believed that there could be an element of chance in the matter,
but when the case is repeated
year after year there can be no
further doubts that the province
actually produces fruit far superior to that grown in any other
country where similar kinds of
fruit are grown.
The effect that the winning of
these awards will have upon
creating a market for our fruit
cannot be over estimated. The
markets of the old country are
largely supplied by fruits from
the western States and eastern
Canada. British Columbia has
not yet reached so far, but, when
the entire fruit area of the province is utilized, it may be found
necessary to do so. British Columbia fruit does not yet command as high a price as that
from Hood River and other places
accross the line, but this fact
may be attributed to several
causes. As yet British Columbia
has not even supplied sufficient
fruit for the Northwest, and as
a consequence other provinces or
states have been looked to for a
supply. When such quantities
are grown that the Northwest,
or even Britain itself, can depend upon us they will look this
way exclusively, knowing that a
better article can be obtained.
Again, the lack of co-operation
is seriously handicapping our
fruit growers in the securing of
the best prices. In some of the
Northwest towns, the market is
invariably glutted, while in
others no fruit can be had at any
price. This difficulty we hope
to see remedied by the time the
next season's crop is ready for
the market through the extension of the Fruit and Produce
Exchange of B. C., which, with
headquarters at Revelstoke, purposes handling all the fruit of
the province. To our mind this
is the only way in which the
present difficulties can be surmounted.
With the adjustment of a few
difficulties, the pre-eminence of
British Columbia as a fruit- producing province is assured. This,
together with its superior climatic conditions, is certain to make
the province, and particularly
the Okanagan portion, one of the
most populous sections of the
Dominion. The most surprising
thing is that people crowd into
the Northwest in much larger-
numbers than they come here
where the conditions os life are
a hundred per cent easier, and
the climate a hundred fold better.
Tne securing of immigrants is,
therefore, another matter upon
which co-operation should be exercised, and nowhere is this more
evident than in the Okanagan
Valley. Instances are common
where real estate men, unable to
sell land in their own districts
have discouraged people from
settling in others. Such an attitude is not only mean and small
but bad business as well, for the
bad impressions they create must
A new townsite is being laid
out at Westbank. about eight
miles north of Peachland, by U.
S. Giant, who last spring acquired a considerable amount of
properly in that vicinity. The
townsite is situated on a beautiful flat about a mile from the
: lakeshore, and town lots 62i by
! 130 are being offered at $50 for
inside lots and $75 for corners.
Five and ten acre fruit lots will
be sold at $150 per acre. This
j land is level and nearly all e'ear,
I and is said to have abundance of
j water, which, it is expected, will
be put on the property next
spring.
There is a large amount of excellent fruit land in the West-
bank district, and we may expect to see the history of Peachland, as a peach-growing centre,
repeated at Westbank.
Geo. E. Winkler, whose advertisement will be seen in this
issue, is agent for the property
at Penticton.
Fruit Wins Gold Medal.
London, November 28.���The
Royal Horticultural Society has
awarded the Gold Medal to the
British Columbia Government
exhibit of fruit. In addition to
this, gold medals have been a-
warded to T. G. Earl, Lytton;
Mrs. J. Smith, Spence's Bridge;
J. R. Brown, Summerland, and
the Nelson Fruit Growers' Association, and silver medals to Oscar Brown, Vernon, A. Unsworth
Chilliwack, and J. A. Ritchie,
Summerland. Nine bronze medals were also awarded to British
Columbia growers.
Weather Report
Compiled   by   the    Dominion
Government   Meterological   Observer at Penticton, for November :
Date Max. Temp.       Mill. Temp.
1 57  H'i
2 57  41
3 52  46
4  60  48
5 56  47
0 57  27
v 52  25i
8 50  29'
9 50  30
V) 44  37
11 41J 36J
12 42  87
li! 42  SS
14 46  37
15 5!J  3Y��
10  53  23
17 46  221
13 43 33 i
19 45  33"
20 41  35
21 43  38
22 51  35
23 46  34J
24 47  26$
25 46$ 36|
20 50  17$
27 39  21
28 43J 37
29 47  37
30 50J 33
November rainfall
6 04
15 01
21 03
23 02
25 05
28 06
EATON'S PRICES
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SHOE STORE.
NOTICE TO HORSE OWNERS.
Veterinary Dentistry is practically new. Some of the many
symptoms of bad teeth are:
slovering, loss of flesh, weak
eyes, rough coats and many
other symptoms. If your horses
are troubled with any of these
symptoms, be sure to have him
examined. I use only improved,
modern up-to-date instruments,
including a mouth speculum that
is unexcelled. Call and see me
about your horses at the Commercial Stables.
Dr. C. W. Cross,
VETERINARY DENTIST.
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Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Groceries
and General Merchandize of all Sorts
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GIANT POWDER CO.
OKANAGAN FLOUR MILLS CO.
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Goods delivered through the town
PENTICTON,
Prompt attention to orders.
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WE HAVE A WELL ASSORTED STOCK OF THE FOLLOWING:
Cigarette Cases. Cigar Cases.     I Imported cigars
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Ladies' Hand Bags. Ladies' Purses.
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Silver Mounted Manicure Sets.
Amber       " " "
��   Dressing Cases.
I  Ladies' Toilet Sets.
�� Jewel Boxes.
f    French Perfumes.
*   Military Hair Brushes. Leather Cases
���   Triplicate Mirrors.
Leather Albums.
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Pipes and Ash Trays.
Smoker's Companions.
Fine selection Lowney's Chocolates.   A
Souvenir china and Dresden Ware.     *
Xmas Tree Ornaments. Decorations    "
Good assortment Books for all.
Waterman's Fountain Pens.
Writing cases. ��
Magazines. v*
Leather Books of rooms.
A MERRY XMAS TO ALL I
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Though some do not.
The ones who do will be interested in our Tomatoes.    They
are CANNED   IN PENTICTON.     You'll find every can
filled with the good, solid, meaty kind.
Noihing Wrong About them
Red Star Grocery
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the facts, and the facts only.
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Corner Main and fairview.
PICTURES TOR XMAS
Bring in your pictures now, before the Xmas
rush starts, and have them framed.
Our stock of Mouldings is very complete, and
our prices the lowest.
.     C. A. C. STEWARD,     .
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All our type is up to date, and we are continually adding
new lines. We keep on hand a large stock of almost
every conceivable class of stationery in order that we
may be able to turn out exactly the kind of work required and at the shortest possible notice.
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OKANAGAN NURSERY COMPANY
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office of
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THE PENTICTON PRESS
For Fruit Trees for Fall Planting.
We guarantee trees to grow if planted in the fall, or will replace any
that miss free of charge.     Come early and avoid the rush.    Send or
call for prices.    Office Houra: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
OKANAGAN NURSERY CO.
LIMITED.
Capital Stock $50,000
Penticton, British Golumbia.
R. H. ROBERTSON, President
THOS. TODHUNTER, Vice-Pres. E. CURTIS, Manager.
F. E. JONES, Sec-Treas.
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A first-class Ten Acre Lot for $1,450.00.   Easy terms.
A 5-roomed House and Lot (right in town) $425.00 Cash.
1 Acre n*ar town, planted, two year old trees, $700.00 Cash.
HOUSES TO LET WESTBANK
The surveying party operated
by U. S. Grant, et al, are on the
spot ready to begin operations
on the (Joklie flat. This is the
thin edge for Westbank's history.
.Mr. Haslewood paid Westbank
a flying trip in connection with
the Albany Nursery Co., Albany,
Oregon. Mr. Haslewood is a
genial gentleman.
.Mi-. W. L. D'Aeth ban been
making some very nice improvements in the way of buggy-shed
and wood-shed, veranda, etc.
George Dan Marshall has just
opened the new silo and finds it
a success. This silo is 12x20 ft.
round, and is the first stave silo
iii tin's part of the Okanagan
valley.
Mr. Iiayman v. ill soon be operating his new steamer as a ferry
between Westbank and Kelowna.
R. C. Bennett is operating a
ne.v wood saw, using a gasoline
power.
Mr. DeLatour, sr., the father
of the irrepressible, E. Vane D.
DeLatour, is an adjunct to the
population of Westbank.
Willie Brent, of South African
fame, is paying Westbank a
visit, pre-empting land, and
rumor is afloat in connection with
Armstrong and the old, old,
story, "the rib." You remember that old story about the ribs
���I think it is a Bible story���
about Abraham or maybe Job, as
he had patience. I don't know
whether Willie has patience or
not, any way the rib just the
same.
Little drops of water, little
grains of sand���well, anyway,
Westbank is the promised land.
NARAMATA
The Quadrille committee arranged and carried out a most
enjoyable party Friday evening.
The contest between the A.
and B. teams of tho Entertainers
bids fair to give us all a pleasant
time. Mr. Croshow, captain of
the A. team, assisted by his fifteen splendid helpers, will pre
sent the first concert Thursday
night, Mr. Fred Manchester,
captain of 1!. team, will follow
one week later with another.
Judges will be appointed to determine which team is tho best
entertainer for one evening at
least
Tho Unity Club met with Mrs.
Mitchell Thursday. A large attendance and a pleasant afternoon was enjoyed by the ladies.
The house of Mr. Hayward is
nearly finished.
Mr. Geo. Garnett has his new
and pretty cottage ready for occupancy. Two other new buildings, a laundry and a meat shop,
are nearly completed. Every
week sees new buildings and a
general growth.
The mail steamer now calls on
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as we have our post office
regularly established. All mail
may now be addressed direct to
Naramata.
GREEN MOUNTAIN
Alex. Ford called on his friends
in this locality on Friday and
Saturday last.
F. P. Howard, of Maroon Valley, has secured a contract at
construction work on the V. V.
& E. near Hedley.
There is practically no snow
here yet though the ground is
frozen up at last.
Rev. J. Hood of Summerland,
and S. W. Hatch of Penticton,
spent Monday last at the home
of R. L. Allen.
Josoph Brent, of Shingle Creek,
is busy now baling hay.
THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B. C, DECEMBER 14, 1907.
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Any person or persons removing Timber or Wood of any kind from the property
of this Company without permission in writing, signed by the Managing Director
will be prosecuted.
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agan Land Go.,
NOTICE
During my absence in England I have
(riven T. Roadhou.-ie Power of Attorney
to pay and receive all accounts.
VV. E. Welby.
FOR SALE
One Jersev Bull, 3 years, registered
pedigree. Wiil sell at bargain if
bought at once.    Apply to
h. m. McNeill,
20-4 Penticton Dairy.
Shropshire
Lambs.
Of my own raising, will be sold
in Penticton every two weeks,
commencing on Friday the 13th
inst.
R. J. ARMSTRONG,
Keremeos, 1.1 C.
M I A. fVESBITTS
Sudlh Street.
Xmas    Cards,   NuvcKics,
and Decorations.
Go-Carts, Hand Wagons, Wheel-
Barrows,  Children's Rockers.
Masks, Hockey Sticks,   Boys'
Sleighs, etc., etc.
1 Mason and   R:sch   piano and
1 Bell organ for sale cheap..
THE PENTICTON
DAIRY
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the Town.
MILK 10c. PER QUART.
H. M. McNeil!,     .     Prop.
NOTICE
Similkameen Land District. District
of Yale.
TAKE NOT'iCE that Messrs. Amott
and Mine, of Okanagan Kails, hotel-
keepers, intend to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
land: ���Commencing at a post planted at
the north-west corner of and including
a small island at the south-east end of
Dog Lake ;  containing one acre, more
WARWICK ARNOTT,
WILLIAM BAKER HINE.
Dated 21th September, 1907. 15-
NOTICE.
Similkameen Land  District.     District
of Yale.
TAKE NOTICE that W. II. Legge,
of Victoria, B. C, for himself and as
agent for C. II. Wilson, of Nahum, li.
i!., occupation rancher, intends to apply
lor permission to purchase (he following described land : -
Commencing at a post planted at tho
north-woHt corner of lot 30D8, thence
north 20 chains; thence east '10 chain.-;
thenco south 20 chains; thence west 40
chains to point id' commencement, and
containing 80 acres, more or less.
WALTER II. LECGE.
Oct. 17, 1007. 15-
L-J'��,N&��
From France, Holland and
Japan.
Seeds   Trees
For Fall Plan ting.
Reliable Varieties a! reasonable prices.
Please note that my fruit trees are
not grown from imported piece root
grafts, hut are budded on own growth
of seedling, from bearing trees.
Fertilizers, Bee Supplies, Spray
Pumps, Spraying Material, Cut Flowers, etc. Oldest established nursery on
the mainland of B. C.   Catalogue free.
M. J. Henry's Nurseries,
Greenhouses and Seedhouses
VANCOUVER
B. C.
G. II.  Kidler returned Wednesday evening from the Vernon
Hospital where ho had been confined for some weeks with blood
poison in his hand caused by a1
splinter of iron  lodging in  his
finger.    It was feared for some j
time that he would lo3e the fin-j
ger, but he thinks that it is now!
out of danger.
BEN BAKER
BARBER     -     MAIN STREET
PRICES
Shave 15 cts
Face Massage 35 "
Hair Cut 85 "
"     Tonic extra 10 "
Singe, extra 25 "
Shampoo 25 "
Beard Trim and Hair Cut. .50 "
Hath   50 "
NOTICE
Sixty days after date we intend
ipplying t" the Chief Commissioner of
i ands and Work.! for permission to purchase 10 acres of land in Similkamean
Division of Yale, described as follows :-
Commencing al the north-west corner
of lot 190, group 1, Osoyoos; thence
southerly along the west boundary of
said lot 100 nine hundred feet; thence
northerly following present shore lino
if Dog Lake six hundred feet more oi
less to tho south boundary of lot ISO,
group 1, Osoyoos; thence northerly,
easterly, and southerly along south
boundaries of lots 1K0 and 197, group 1,
Osoyoos, to point of commencement.
Purposes for which required���agricultural purposes.
W. T. SHATFOUD.
Penticton, B. O, Oct. 24th, 1907.     15-
NOTICE.
After 00 days I intend to apply to the
Honorable the Chief Commissioner of
Lands and Works for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
Beginning at a p )St marked lot N.I'l.
41, thence north 40 chains, more or less,
to Indian reserve lands ; thence 80
chains, more or less, west, to Osoyoos
Lake; thence southerly along shore to
west post of loi 41; thence east to
point of commencement.
S. w. BROWN.
Osoyoos, II. C. Nov. IHlh, 1907,
w. o. w.
Okanagan Camp No. 261.
Meets every Tuesday in the month at
8 p. m. in Woodmen's Hall, Ellis St.
Visiting Sovereigns always welcome.
J. W.'EDMONDS, C. C.
R. WILTON, CLERK
RICHARD II.
PARKINSON
British Columbia Land Surveyor
Hydnilic Engineer Architect
Office at Fairview. B.C.
IIOTEL.  PENTICTON.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
RATES $2.50 PER DAY
A. Barnes       - -       Prop.
PENTICTON. B.C.
To  ihe Travelling Public.
If you want a good stable and
prime feed for your horses,   call
on
LIVERY & FEED STABLE.
S. D. HINE,
FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Galarneau &
McKenzie
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
When you   think  of   Building
,    Look us up.
NOTICE
Similkameen Land  District.     District
of Yale.
TAKE NOTICE that John J. Cochrane, of Moose Jaw, Sask., occupation
Real Estate Agent, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described land: -
Commencing at F. E. Jones' northwest coiner post, thence south 40
chains; thence east 20 chains; thence
north 40 chains; thence west 20 chains
to point of commencement and containing 80 acres, more or less.
JOHN J. COCHRANE.
Agent, H. L. Jones.
Dated Oct. 20. 1907. 16-
LOST
ADOLPHUS GALAKNEAU  W. A. MCKENZIE
H. HARLOW
Dealer in
BUILDING MATERIAL: LIME,
LATH, CEMENT, HARD
WALL PLASTER.
Manufacturer of  Miracle
Cement Blocks
Which make a true hollow wall,
the strongest cement block wall
built.
The Miracle Block took the
Grand Gold Medal at the Lewis
and Clarke Centennial Exposition
at Portland, Ore. 12-tf
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I HAVE STOLEN
A march on Santa Claus and am selling things he never
dreamed of.
Ladies' anl Gents' Gold and Silver Watches. Ladies' Gold Watch
Chains, Necklets and Lockets. Ladies' Gold Bracelets. Gentlemen's
Fobs and Watch Chains. STERLING SILVER Toilet Sets, Manicure
Sets, Table-Ware and Trinkets. Sunbursts, Brooches, Scarf Pins, Belt
Pins, Beauty-Pins, Baby-Pins.
An especially fine line of high grade Meerschaum and Briar Pipes.
CUT GLA.SS and Silver Plated Ware of all descriptions.
Complete line of Clocks, including Weathered Oak, Enamel, Natural
Finish, Gilt, etc.
Come and Inspect My Prices.
HARRIS. The Jeweler
WANTED IMMEDIATELY
100 BUYERS
FOR
GASOLINE ENGINES
APPLY TO
S. T. Elliott
THE IMPLEMENT MAN
SI IKT.F   11ARDWA RE
Saws, Axes, Wedges, Striking Hammers, Table and
Pocket Cutlery.
PENTICTON HARDWARE CO.
RAMSAY'S CHOCOLATES
I have in stock the finest line of Ramsay's (|hocolates in B. C. Look out for
my excellent stock of Christmas Chocolates, which will be here soon.    .    .    .
All kinds of Candies, Fruits and Confectionery. Everything in Tobacco lines.
E. Pome
roy.|
KELOWNA
B. C.
From Summerland, about, four weeks
ago, three rows:- one large white cow
with a wooden triangle around her
nock, and two brown cows, one larger
than the other, Any Information that
will load to the finding of these animals
will be thankfully received by the owner, ROBERT STEW A It'!',
liox
Summerland.
SAY,  BOYS!
Did you over have to let a good bargain slip by because you had no money
saved up? If so, don'tbe caught again
but begin now to save $5 or $10 a
month in the B. C. Permanent Loan
and Savings Co., of Vancouver.
Jas. F. Tupper,   Local Representative.
Penticton Stage and Livery   -
Stables.
Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton Stage Connect with Steamer "Okanagan."
Makes connection with Great Northern R'y at Keremeos.
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. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. DECEMBER 14, 1907.
CHAS. WERE
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
PENTICTON, B. C.
F. E. JONES
Book Keeping & Accountant Work
Office Hours ~ 9 to 6
Care of Okanagan Nursery Co.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Notary Public.
KELOWNA,        - -        B.C.
ALL KINDS OF
Needlework  Desired
Children's Bonnets & Clothing
a Specialty.
C. MOULD, Winnipeg Street
J. R. CAMPBELL
ELECTRICIAN.
Dealer in all kinds of
Electrical Supplies,  Batteries
and
Gasoline Engine Parts
Terms  and   specifications   for    all
kinds of Electric Wiring  and   Bell
Work.     .
Agent for famous Urantford bicycles
Box 160 KELOWNA
D. W. Crowley
&Co.
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Goods Delivered to any part of the
Town.
WE GIVE OUR PROMPT ATTENTION TO
MAIL ORDERS
C. E. HOUSER, Manager.
HARRIS
NURSERY CO'Y.
Home Grown Fruit
Trees
Ornamental Trees, Small Fruits &c.
A  Specially   large   stock  of
Shade Trees and Budded
Apples.
OKANAGAN
COLLEGE
SUMMERLAND, B. C.
A CHRISTIAN SCHOOL for
young men and young women, situated amid surroundings beautiful and
inspiring and in a community of exceptional moral strength.
Regular course for University
Entrance.
Thorough Commercial course.
Special advantages for music.
Competent Instructors.
Well appointed building, tastefully furnished, heated with hot
water, provided with bath rooms and
improved sanitary arrangements.
Terms moderate.
COMMERCIAL DEPARTMENT
This department. It ih expected, will provide
facilities fur work Bccond to none in the
province. Prof. Aaron Perry, M. A., the organizer and late conductor of the Commercial
Department of Victoria Hiieh School, will
have charga of thi.i Department in the Col-
lege. The BucceSH that haH attended Prof.
Perry's efTorU elsewhere guarantees the quality of the work to bo done in this Department.
PIANOFORTE DEPARTMENT
Miss Eunice Wlnnifrcd Haines will conduct
the work in pianoforte Instruction. Miss
Haines is a pupil of Prof. George Pratt Maxim, of Boston, a graduate with honors from
the Pianoforte Department of the School of
Music of Acadia Seminary, and winner in the
competition for musical composition adjudged
by Dr, Percy fjoetschins of BoBton, the specialist on Tone Relations, Mian Haines has
had successful experience in teaching and
comes highly recommendad by Principal De-
Wolfe, of Acadia Seminary.
VOCAL DEPARTMENT
The work in Voice Culture will be under
Charge of Miss Kathrine Cleveland Davison of
Boston, on experienced Teacher, Choir and
Choral Class Director and pupil of prof. Frank
E. Morse of Boston and Madame Oertrude
Franklin Salisbury, of the International
School of Music of Boston, Florence and Paris.
For further information apply to
E. SAWYER, M. A., Principal.
Artistic Hair Gut 35c
Easy Shave    -    15
and Hot Baths
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If there is any mistake It is for Mr.
Barrymore himself to complain."
It seemed hopeless to pursue the in
quiry any farther, but it was clear
that in spite of Holmes's ruse we had
1 no proof that Barrymore had not been
in London all the time. Suppose that
It were so���suppose that the same man
had been the last who had seen Sir
Charles alive, and the first to dog the
new heir when he returned to England. What then? Was he the agent
of others or had he some sinister design of his own? What lntere3t could
he have in persecuting the BaskervIUe family? I thought of the strange
warning clipped out of the leading article of the Times. Was that his work
or was It possibly the doing of Bome-
one who was bent upon counteracting
his schemes? The oniy conceivable motive was that which had been suggested by Sir Henry, that if the family
could he soared away a comfortable
and permanent home would be secured for the Barrymorev But surely
such an explanation as that would be
quite Inadequate to account for the
deep and subtle scheming which seemed to be weaving an invisible net
round the young barouet. Holmes himself had said that no more complex
case had come to him In all the long
series of his sensational investigations.
I prayed, as I .valked back along the
grey, lonely road, that my friend might
soon be freed from his preoccupations
and able to come down to take this
heavy burden of responsibility from
my shoulders.
Suddenly my thoughts were interrupted by the sound of running feet behind me and by a voice which called
me by name. I turned, expecting to see
Dr. Mortimer, but to my surnrtse It
was a stranger who was pursuing me.
He was a small, slim, clean-shaven,
prim-faced man, flaxen-haired and lean-
jawed, between thirty and forty years
of age, dressed in a grey suit and wearing a stvaw hat. A tin box for botanical
specimens hung over bis shoulder and
he carried a green butterfly-net In one
of his hands.
"You Will, I am sure, excuse my presumption, Dr. Watson," said he, as he
came panting up to where I stood.
"Here on the moor we are homely folk
and do not wait for formal introductions. You may pcsilbly have heard my
name from our mutual friend, Morfj-
mer. I am Stapieton, of Merrlplt
House."
"Your net and box would have told
me as much," said I, "for I knew that
Mr. Stapieton w:u a naturalist. But
how did you know me?"
"I have been calling on Mortimer,
and he pointed yon out to me from the
window of his surgery as you passed.
As our road 1"". the same way I
thought that 1 would overtake you and
Introduce myself. I trust that Sir
Henry is none tha worse for his journey?"
"He  is  verv  well,  thank  you."
"We were all rather afraid that after
the. sud death of Sir Charles the new
baronet might refuse to live here. It is
asking much of a wealthy man to come
tind bury hin-s- In a place of this
kind, but I ne not tell you that it
means a very jr-";,t deal to the countryside. Sir Henry '. as. I suppose, no superstitious fears In the matter?"
"I do not thin:   that it is likely?"
"Of course yo : know the legend of
the fleud dog w ich haunts the family?"
"I have heard It,"
"It is extraordinary how credulous
the pea-.ants are ; bout here! Any number of them are eady to swear that
'hey have seen s ;ch a creature upon
the moor," He spoke w:th a smile, but
i seemed to read in his eyes that he
took the matter more seriously. "The
story took a great held upon the Imagination of Sir Charles, and I have no
doubt that it led to his tragic end."
"But how?"
"His nerves wee so worked up that
the appearance o.' any dog might have
had a fatal effect upon his diseased
heart. I fancy that he really did toe
something of the kind upon that last
light in the Yew Alley. I feared that
���;ome disaster mlfiht occur, for I was
very fond of the old man, and J knew
that his heart was weak,"
"How did you know that?"
"My friend  Vortlmer told me."
"You think, then, that some dog pursued Sir Charles, and thut he died of
crlght lu  consequence?"
"Have you ��uy better explanation?"
"I have not come to any conclusion."
"Has Mr. Sherlock Holmes?"
The words took away my breath for
an Instant, hut a glnnoe 11 the placid
'ace mid Steadfast eyes of my companion showed that no surprise was in-
.ended.
"It is useless for us to pretend that
A-e do not know you, Dr, Watson," paid
he, "The records of your detective
have reached us here, and you could
lot celebrate him without being
nown yourself. When Mortimer told
ne your name he could, n��t d*ny your
dentity. If you are here, then It fol-
ows that Mr. Sherlock Holmes is interesting himself in the matter, and 1
hi naturally curious, to knovj whAt
view he may' take."
"1 am afraid that I cannot answer
hat question."
"iVay I ask if he Is going to honor
is with a visit himself?"
"He H"����t leave town at present.
-��� Vns other cases which engage his
a pity! v-e might throw some
, 11' t. w> eh is so dark to us.
as  to  -o r  - w:i     rcsnarches,    If
I' i" 'hie way in which 1
to you I trust that
you will command me. ir I had any
Indication of the nature of your suspicions, or how you propose to investigate the case, i might perhaps even
now give you some aid or advice,"
"J assure you that I am simply here
upon a visit to my friend Sir Henry,
and that I need no help of any kind."
"Excellent!" said    Stapieton.    "You
! are uerfectlv  rieht  to be wary and
discreet. I am Justly reproved for what
I feel was an unjustifiable intrusion,
and I promise you that I will not mention the matter again."
We had come to a point where a narrow grassy path struck off from the
road and wound away across the moor.
A steep, boulder-sprinkled hill lay
upon the right which had in bygone
days been cut Into a granite quarry.
The face which was turned towards ua
formed a dark cliiT, with ferns and
brambles growing in its niches. From
over a distant rise there floated a grey
plume of smoke.
"A moderate walk along this moor-
path brings us to Merrlpit House," said
he. "Perhaps you will Bpare an hour
that 1 may have the pleasure of Introducing you to my sister."
My first thought was that I should
be by Sir Henry's side. But when I
remembered the -'.la of papers end
bills wi;h which his study table was
littered, It was certain that I could not
help him with those. And Holmes had
expressly said that I should study the
neighbors upon tlie moor. I accepted
Stapleton's invitation, and we turned
together down the path.
"It Is a wonderful place, the moor,"
said he, looking round over the undulating downs, long green rollers,
with crests of jagged granite foaming
up Into fantastic surges. "You never
tire of the moor. You cannot think the
wonderful secrets which it contains.
It Is so vast, and so barren, and so mysterious."
"You know it well, then?"
"I have only been here two years.
The residents would call me a new
comer. We came shortly after Sir
Charles settled. But my tastes led me
to explore every part of the country
round, and 1 should think that there
are few men who know it better than
I do."
"Is it so bard to know?"
"Very hard. You see, for example,
this great plain to the north here, with
the queer hills breaking out of It. Do
you observe anything remarkably
about that?"
"It would be a rare place for a gallop."
"You would naturally think so and
the thought has cost several their lives
before now. You notice those bright
green spots scattered thickly over it?"
"Yes, they seem more fertile than
the rest."
Stapieton laughed.
"That is the grea,t Grimpen Mire,"
said he. "A false step yonder means
death to man or beast. Only yesterday I saw one of the moor ponies wander Into It. He never came out. I saw
his head for quite a long time craning
out of the bog-hole, but It sucked him
down at last. Even in dry seasons it is
a danger to cross it, but after these
autumn rains it is an awful place. And
yet I can find my way to the ver;
heart of it and return alive. By George
there Is another of those miserable
ponies!"
Something brown was rolling and
tossing among the green sedges. Then
a long, agonized, writhing neck shot
upwards and a dreadful cry echoed
over the moor. It turned me cold with
horror, but my companin's nerves
seemed to he stronger than mine.
"It's gone!" said he. "The mire has
him. Two In two days, and many more.
perhaps, for they get In the way of
going there in the dry weather, and
never know the difference until the
mire has them In its clutch. It's a bad
plp.ee, the great Grlmpen Mire."
"And you say you can penetrate it?"
"Yes, there are one or two paths
which a very active man can take. 1
have found them out,"
"But why should you wish to go Into
;o horrible a place?"
"Well, you see the Will beyond?
They are really Islands cut off on mi
slde3 by the impassable mire, Which
has crawled round them In the course
of years. That Is where the rare |!lni|ts
and the butterflies arc, (f ;��ou have the
wit la reach them."
"I shall try my luck some day."
He looked at me with a Burpr]|od
face.
"*,or G(ni'�� ddke put Biich an Idea
eut of your mind," said he. "Your
rdood would be u|>on my head. I assure
you that there would not be tho least
chance of your coming back alive. It Is
only by remembering certain complex
landmark! Unit 1 am able to do It."
"Halloa!" I cried. "What Is that?"
A long, low moan, Indrscrlbably sad,
swept over the moor. It filled tho whole
air, and yet It was Impossible In nay
.-.���hence It came. Prom s dull murmur
t IWtUld Into a deep roar, and then
ank back Into a melancholy, throb-
ting murmur once again. Stapieton
looked at me with a curious QS|)r?HRtOU
In his face,
���'Queer place, the moor!" said he.
"But what Is It?"
"The peasants say It Is the Hound
of the Baskervilles calling for its prey.
I've heart] j( once er twice before, but
never quite so loud."
I looked round, with a chill of fear
In my heart, at the huge swelling plain,
mottled with the gre��n patches of
rushes. Nothing stirred over the vast
expanse save a pair of ravens, which
croaked loudly from a tor behind us,
"You are an educated man. You
don't believe such nonsense tut that?"
salt) I, "What do you think is the cause
of so strange a sound?"
"Bogs make queer noises sometimes.
It's the mud settling, or the wator rising, or something,"
"No, no, that was a living voice."
"Well perhaps It was. Did you ever
hear a bittern booming?''
"No, I never did,"
"It's a very rare bird���practically
extinct���In England now, but all things
are possible upon the moor. Yes. I
should not he surprised to learn that
what wo have heard is the cry of the
last of the bitterns."
"It's the weirdest, strangest thing
that ever I heard in my lift."
"Yes, it's rather an uncanny place
altogether. Look at the hillside yon-
The Ellis Street Store.
TOYS
We have a nic assortment,
all marked at Vancouver
Prices. We havt' a few nice
Calenders, Hand Baps, and
some Eaton-Hurlburt Stationery.
GLASS CHINAWARE
Hand-painted Cups, Saucers
Salade Howls, Cake Dishes,
Cups and Saucers, Porridge
Bowls, and many other
pieces in nicely decorated
china. A few nice pieces
of Cut Class.
GROCERIES
A big stock of Candies and
Nuts. Lowney's Chocolates,
Japanese and California Oranges, Malaga Grapes, all varieties of Apples, London Layer
Raising, Smyrna Figs and
Persian Dates. Nice and fresh.
Telephone 25.
Ellis Street
aer. What do you make of loose'.'"
The whole steep- slope was covered
with grey circular rings of stone, a
score of them at least.
"What are they? Sheep-pens?"
"No, they are the homes of our worthy ancestors. Prehistoric man lived
���bickly on the moor, and as no one in
particular nas lived there since, we
find all his little arrangements exactly
as he left them. These are his wigwams
with the roofs off. You can even see
his hearth and his couch if you have
the curiosity to go inside."
"But it is quite a town. When was It
Inhabited?"
"Neolithic man���no date."
"What did he do?"
"He grazed his cattle on these s.opes,
and he learned to dig for tin when the
bronze sword began to supersede the
stone axe. Look at the great trench in
the opposite hill. That Is his mark.
Yes, you will find some very singu'ar
points about the moor, Dr, Watson. Oh,
excuse me an instant! It is surely
Cyclopldes."
A small fly or moth had fluttered
across our path, and in an Instant
Stapieton was rushing with extraordinary energy and speed in pursuit of
It. To my dismay the creature flew
straight for the great mire, and my acquaintance never paused for an Instant, bounding from tuft to tuft be-
WESTBANK
Town and Fruit Lots at Westbank, eight miles above Peachland,
on Okanagan Lake,
WHS fcc Priced on the Market Next Week
The first sub-division consists of 54 ten acre lots, a number of
21 and 5 acre lots, and the new townsite of Westbank.
The land is level and clean ;   no rocks and few trees.
Ten acre lots, per acre $150.00
Corner lots on New Townsite, 621 x 130 ft     75.00
Inside lots,  50 x 130 ft     50.00
CHOOSE EARLY AND GET THE BEST.
GEO. E. WINKLER, penticton agent.
NORTH
The Ambitious oity,
With 36 miles of Water Frontage
And the best Harbor on the
Pacific Coasr Offers tho best
opportunities for
Business or Investment
A large list of Properties for
sale or exchange.
Call and see us, or. write to
MARTINSON & CO.
Lonsdale Avenue,
North v3iKouver.
"(7o back," she sa'u!, "go straight bad- to
London instantly.
hind It. his green net. waving in the
air. His grey clothes and jerky, ^igng,
Irregular progress made him not unlike
some huge moth himself. I was standing watching bin pursuit with a mixture of admiration for his extraordinary activity and four lest, he sho ikl
lose his footing In the treacherous
Hiiro, when I heard the sound of Rteps,
and turning round found a wonuu near
me upon Ihe path. Sho had (JOine trora
tlit> direction In which the plume ol
smoke Indicated the position of Merrl-
nil rlOUIS, but the dip of the moor had
hid her until she was quite close
I could not doubt that this was the
Miss Stapieton of whom l ha'l I -en
told, Kl.ni'o Indies of any sort nUut he
(Vw upon the moor, and I remembered
that 1 had beard someone dQBorib ! I i
as being a beauty. The woman who approached me wns certainly that .:nd
of a tyiout uncommon type. There could
not have been a greater contrast between brother and sister, for Stapieton
was neutral tinted, with light hair and
grey eyes, while she was darker than
any brunette whom I have seen in England���slim, elegant, and tall. She had
a proud, finely cut face, so regular that
It might have seemed impassive were
It not for the sensitive mouth and the
beautiful dark, eager eyes. With her
perfect figure and elegant dres3 she
was, indeed, a strange apparition upon
a lonely moorland path. Her eyes were
on her brother as I turned, and then
she quickened her pace towards me. I
had raised my hat, and was about to
make some explanatory remark, when
her own words turned all my thoughts
Into a new channel.
"Go hack!" she said. "Go straight
back to London, instantly."
I could only stare at her In stupid
surprise. Her eyes blazed at me, am',
she tapped tho -ground impatiently
with her foot.
"Why should I go teick?" I asked.
"I cannot explain." She spoke in a
low, eager voice, with a curious lisp in
her utterance. "But for God's sake do
what I ask you. Go back and never set
foot upon the moor agaiu."
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
PLc'^e Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.       Main St.
South Okanagan Valley
Bureau of information of the South
Oksnafrun Valley and for a list, of property for sale, improved farms, Penticton T. S. Coy's lots, etc. Apply to
Wm. Smyth Parker
General Real Estate Agent, who will
always cheerfully pjve prompt and brsi
attention to all inquiries from intending
investors.
PENTICTON, B. C.
133--^���* -'
;;_-*- > ' ���'-. ��� US ..-
C0LUJV1BIAN   COLLEGE.
NKW  V. 1 BTMINSTER, U. C.
Founded lsyj. Inca-por .ted 1893.
Pt-ovidoB a Christian home for stx.df.��ts of both
iicxrs :;t moderate r&tes. Has a pre,-* -atory clr.fi:-;
for junior studontfl ttkinjf Public fc hool work.
Dues High School work, and prepares 1 >,- Provincial teacnora' exuminn;ions. 'teaches all brancheR
:U a Practical Buninesa course, and confers Diplomas. Imparts a liberal education in its Collegiate
Course, and in the Ladies' Course for M.K. ... and
M. L. A. In Theology �� onfers the degree oi B. D.
in University work cjtn take students through the
complete Arts Course for the B, A. degree of Toronto University, with which the College Is in ru!l
Arnllatkm, In Science teaches the first year of
Toronto School of Science, and has a special En-
'Tiueerinff work in this Province. In Murie, n
complete course in Theory, Voice Culture, nmi
Piano and Organ, in conjunction with the Toronto
College of Music. Special instruction in Art ���mil
Elocution, while all students are repuired to take
Physical Training with all the privileges of a well
equipped Gymnasium, For Calendar, address
Columbian College. IV-
NOTICE
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.
STAGES
Stage leaves for Keremeos and Hedley at 7 a. m.
on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns
un Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
P-tngre leaves for Princeton every Tuesday at
7 a. m.
Staffe leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Snturdays at 6:30 a. m. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
(j p. in,
POST OFFICE.
Hours 9 a. m. to 6. p, m.
Registered Letter and Money Order wicket
closes 5 p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after 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 Fridays at 6 p.in,
Closing���For boat and stages: 9 p. m. daily except Saturday. For Monday's boat and stages:
8.45 p. m. Sundays.
C. P. R. TIME TABLE
SHUSWAP & OKANAGAN BRANCH
Daily both ways except Sunday.
SOUTH BOUND   STATION    NORTH BOUND
7.30 a. m Sicamoua  6.00 p.m.
6.27   "     Enderby  4.48   "
8.52   "     Armstrong  4.08   "
8.30   "    ...ar Vernon lv.... 3.30   "
9.30   "     lv Vernon ar 4.30   "
9.45   "   ....ar. ..Ok. Landing ...lv.... 2.15   "
10.00 p. m.... lv... Ok. Landing ... ar.... 11.00 a.m.
11.10   "     Kelowna 8.20   "
3.00   "    Peachland 7.25   "
4.45   "     Summerland 6.30   "
6.00   "    Penticton 6.00   "
FOR SALE.
A good, young, new milch cow in fine
condition.   Apply at Press Office. 18tf
C. P. R.
LAND FOR SALE
Agricultural and timber land  for sale
for $1.00 per acre with $2.00 per thousand feet of lumber,
lloiibio to let.
J. R. MITCHELL,
District Agent.
PENTICTON
& OROVILLE
STAGE
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:30 a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
W. HENE and S. M. SNOW
FAIRVIEW. B. C.
G. H. KIEFFER
GENERAL BLACKSMITH.
Horse Shoeing and Repair Work.
Give Me a Trial.
Very Best of Workmanship.

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