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VOL. 3.    No. 29.
B. E. WALKER, President | Paid-Up Capital, $10,000,000
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager | Reserve Fund, -       5.000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
}5 nnd under          3 cents
Over j5 tnd not exceeding $10        6 cents
"   510        " " $:<0       10 cents
"   J3'J        " " $50       15 cents
These Orders are payable at par at every cilice cf a Chartered Bank in Canada
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points in the United States. They
are negotiable at $4.90 tc llie �� sidling in Great Blitain and Ireland.
They form an excellent rrehrd cf ren-.ittirR small sums of money wilh safety and
at small cost, and may be obtained without delay. 110
Penticton Branch     *    ��    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
. A. B. Campbell. A. E. Kay.
'l Campbell & Kay
lXt Put   in   Your   Flume   Orders )*J
72 Now. j��
^ E. S. Lake & Co. wish to herrtily thank all those \
�� who so kindly assisted in the endeavor to save ��
J their stock of groceries on the night of the recent J
[The Penticton
Large and well assorted stock.
Call and examine our LOW
"cash prices.
Shoes and Harness
Promptly attended to.
Fire ! Fire !  Fire !
The London Mutual Est. 1859
And the Anglo - American
Pay Losses promptly  und  cost you
less to insure lhan any other
companies represented
P. H. LeQuesne
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Feed and Sale Stable
DIGNAN and WEEKS, Proprietors.
If you /ant 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.
Penticton Stage and Livery
Stage Connects with Stnamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northerr
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at Ga.rr
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,  and a general Draying
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.      Penticton.
Cocoa and Chocolate,
This is the season when a cup of either cocoa or
chocolate seems to taste better than at other times.
It induces that warm, comfortable feeling everyone
tries to get when the weather is cold. We stock the
best brands :���Van Houten's, Baker's, Fry's, and
A.   H. WADE
Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Furnishings
Asrent for Giant Powder Co.
jEaBflHEgag '-1���'"  '��rtfiVa�� I
Ballot   Proved   Very   Close   In
Some lastances.
As a result of the poll on Monday, Penticton starts out with
what should prove a most capable
council. The four councillors
elect are Messrs. H. Murk, John
Power, L. C. Barnes and S. W.
Hatch. For the six candidates
the poll stood : Murk, 82; Power, 78; Barnes, 76; Hatch, 51;
Hill, 50; Rathvon, 42. This being the first election, and there
being no wards this year, the
four candidates receiving the
greatest number of votes are the
ones that are entitled to sit on
the council bench during 1909.
Next year, as the law provides,
the ward system will be adopted,
that is each councillor, instead of
being elected for the whole municipality, will represent only his
own division, or ward.
The vote, in the present instance, may appear small to
those unacquainted with the circumstances, but at the first election the law provides that only
deeded property owners shall
vote. As much of the property
in the district is held by agreement of sale on the annual payment system, many of the residents were not qualified to vote.
This was felt to be a hardship,
but fortunately the restriction
applies only to the first election.
Next year the franchise will extend to those holding land under
agreement of sale and to householders.
The competition for positions
on the school trustee board was
even more keen than that for
the council. The five elected are
Messrs. W. A. McKenzie, Thos.
Roadhouse, J. R. Mitchell, C. L.
Rogers and R. Wilton. W. A.
McKenzie headed the poll for
trustee as did H. Murk for councillor. The poll for the eleven
candidates was : McKenzie, 68 ;
Roadhouse, 62; Mitchell, 56;
Wilton, 47; Latimer, 46; Mutch.
38; Carless, 37; Alcock, 25; and
Beard, 21.
Little or no comment is required relative to the men who
have been selected to manage
the affairs of the school and the
municipality for the coming year.
All will agree that the electors
exercised sound judgment, not
merely in the election but in the
nomination, for almost any selection from those nominated would
have assured good reliable and
representative bodies.
In the person of Mr. A. H.
Wade Penticton will have an
honest, careful and reliable
reeve. Mr. Wade, during his
long residence in Penticton has
seen the place advance from the
condition of an Indian settlement
and cattle ranch to its present
status among Okanagan towns.
He is, consequently, in a position
to know the place thoroughly
and to be well acquainted with
its many requirements.
Mr. H. Murk is truthfully
credited with being a shrewd and
careful business man. Having
made a success of his own business, and having substantial
property interests in Penticton,
he should prove of valuable service in laying the foundations
for the future welfare of the
town and community. His firm
stand upon the principle of taxation on land values only has
won him the support of many
who wish to see the application
of tha system in future assessments in Penticton.
The services of Mr. John
Power on the council board would
be indispensable, he having had
a number of years experience in
council work previous to coming
to Penticton, while his know-
le Ige of finance is not exceeded
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
by any other member of the
Mr. L. C. Barnes has laid out
a broad, comprehensive and progressive platform, the application of the various clauses of
which to the government of the
municipality, should prove of far
reaching benefit. Mr. Barnes
possesses the energy characteristic of the westerner, an asset
of no little importance to a rapidly growing community.
Mr. S. W. Hatch, who, up to
the present time, although standing the least in the public eye of
any member of the board, is by
no means behind any of them as
regards business ability and capacity for managing public affairs. Being a man of means,
and consequently of leisure, he
will be enabled to devote his attention to the needs of the municipality probably to a greater degree than any of the other members.
Taken all round Penticton may
congratulate itself upon having
secured the services of so
thoroughly honorable and capable
a body of men as comprise its
first council. In character every
member is beyond reproach, while
in ability they should prove
equal to the trust that has been
imposed upon them.
Scotch Concert.
On Wednesday evening a most
successful dinner and concert
was given under the auspices of
the Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian church, in commemoration
of Robert Burns. The attendance was large, while the dinner,
which was followed by a lengthy
programme, was excellent. Rev.
Jas. Hood occupied the chair,
and the programme in full was
as follows:
Solo, "The Star of Robby
Burns," Mrs. H. W. D. Smith;
Chorus, "Scots Wha Hae,"
Choir ;
Reading, "Eastern Canada,"
Rev. A. F. Baker;
Quartette, "Flow Gently Sweet
Afton," Messrs. Pryce, Price,
Miller and Canning;
Address, "Western Canada,"
Rev. R. W. Hibbert;
Solo, "Castles in the Air,"
Mrs. H. W. D. Smith ;
"My First Recitation," Rev.
J. A. Cleland ;
Solo, Rory O'Moore," Miss B.
Thompson ;
Recitation, "Fighting Mac,"
W. A. McKenzie;
Solo, "Jessie's Dream," Mrs.
D. A. Stewart;
Address, "England," J. Barker ;
"Wales' National Anthem," F.
Address, "Scotland," Rev. Jas.
Solo, "A Highland Toast,"
Miss F. Thompson.
The proceeds from the evening
amounted to over one hundred
Literary Society.
On Thursday evening last was
held one of the most successful
sessions of the Literary Society.
A large attendance enjoyed the
evening's programme, which was
a departure, for the most part,
from the regular style of literary
evenings. On this occasion it
consisted of a study of Kipling's
' 'Recessional.'' Mr. W. J. Clement had undertaken the handling
of the subject and his manner of
doing so was of much credit to
himself and of interest to the
audience. A free discussion was
carried on by the leader and
audience along the line of the
meaning of the poem as well as
its literary character. The success of the evening proves the
fact that things, after running
in the same rut for a while, get
somewhat tiresome and slow,
and anything novel, properly
handled, will surely be of interest.
The second part of the programme was of a musical character and was also much enjoyed.
It consisted of a piano solo by
Miss Lancaster, vocal solos by
the Misses Mutch and B. Thompson and Mr. Miller. From beginning to end this may be set
down as one of the red letter
evenings of the Society.
A   Fourth   Teacher   and   High
School  Work.
As some dissatisfaction has
been expressed at the action of
the school trustee board for instructing that high school work
be not taken up in the local public school during school hours,
we publish the following letter
from the Superintendent of Education, upon the authority of
which the action was taken. It
will readily be seen that the only
recourse for the board was to
direct that those wishing their
children to be instructed in high
school work make arrangements
with the teacher to take up such
work before and after school
hours. There is nothing to prevent high school pupils remaining in their seats and studying
by themselves during class hours,
but the Department of Education
insists that the time of public
school teachers be given to public school scholars. As will be
seen in the letter, there is no objection to a teacher having a few
high school pupils provided that
in teaching them the time which
should be devoted to public school
pupils is not encroached upon.
In the Penticton school there
are ten pupils taking up high
school work in either the first or
second years, so it will be seen
that their instruction during
hours must encroach very considerably upon the ordinary
school work. The three departments of the school have become
very crowded, and, as the Department of Education will not
grant a fourth teacher until the
attendance of the three rooms
has reached 160 exclusive of high
school pupils, it will be seen that
the trustees took the only course
that was. open to them. The
Department of Education will
make no provision for a high
school until there are twenty
pupils qualified to attend such an
institution. Following is the
Victoria, B.C., Dec. 14,1908.
W. J. Clement, Esq.,
Sec'y School Board,
Penticton, B. C.
Sir,���I am in receipt of your
letter of the 7th inst. With reference to the employment of a
fourth teacher, I beg to say that
if after the beginning of the
next term it is found that the
attendance in the three rooms is
more than can be managed by
the present staff, authority will
be given to appoint a fourth
teacher. In this connection, however, I would point out that no
provision can be made for a
fourth teacher in order to enable
any member of the present staff
to take up high school work with
advanced pupils. There is no
objection to a teacher having a
few pupils for high school work
provided he can attend to them
without neglecting the work of
the regular public school but no
provision can be made for grant
towards salary of teacher for
high school work in a rural district.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
Alexander Robinson,
Supt. of Education.
Local and Personal
Born-On January 28, to Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Mitchell, a daughter.
There will be no service in the
English Church on Sunday owing
to the pastor, Rev. J. A. Cleland,
being absent in Keremeos.
Annual meeting Conservative
Association, Tuesday evening in
room over S. O. Land Co. office.
Election of officers and other important business. All Conservatives come.
The four candidates who were
elected to the municipal council
were the four who put their cards
or announcements in the Press.
Moral, ���Advertise.
The Summerland Choral Society will hold an entertainment
in Empire Hall, Summerland, on
the evening of Tuesday, Feb. 2.
Tickets, 50 and 75 cts.
Prices for B. C. grown stock
from Henry's catalog���freight
costs about one cent each in 100
lots���3 to 4 foot apple trees,
$12.00 per 100: 4 to 6 feet, $15.00
per 100, 500 for $60.00. No
damage from fumigation. Send
for catalog before placing your
orders. See advertisement in
this paper. 29-2
As a seal will be required by
the newly organized municipality
we would suggest that the council offer a small prize for the
best design. The term "Peerless
Penticton," has been applied to
this locality. If this, or any
other appropriate term, is to be
used permanently, we would
suggest that it be embodied in
the design.
F. R. Harrison, of London,
Eng. is at present a guest of Mr.
and Mrs. I. M. Stevens, having
arrived from Vancouver last
Friday. He is looking over British Columbia with a view to
finding a location for his own
and a couple more families, of
friends. He will remain in Penticton for some time at least and
may decide to settle here.
One of Penticton's former residents, in the person of G. H.
Feldtmann, returned the latter
part of last week from Vancouver. He intends residing here
permanently, having purchased
a fruit lot last fall. He was accompanied by his friend, Mr.
Nichol of Vancouver. Mr. Nichol is largely interested in companies operating in the Queen
Charlotte Islands. He says that
although the climate of those islands is very wet, it is very mild
and the opportunities in the
mining, lumbering and fishing
industries are boundless.
Subscription $1.00 Year.
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
December, 1908:
1 30   14
2 324  14
8 :��j 204
4 34J  22
5 39   13
6 314 27
7 33   28
8 324  214
9 36   114
10 334  15
11 38}  31
12 44   324
13 424  30
14 38   294
15 3f>4  24
lfi 35   17
17 28   234
18 81  23
19 30   22
20 274 22
21 30  ���>.... 22
22 314 ������������ 26
23 30   25 '
24 32   26
25 354 24
26 394 27
27 45  25
28 384  19
29 274  19
30 22   144
The total rainfall was .90 inches.
Snowfall for month was 4.75. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. JANUARY 30, 1909.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
Advance.   Foreign, $1.50.
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices���30 days, $5:
60 days, $7.
Legal Advertising���First insertion, 10
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion; 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements���Rates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertisements must be ill the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
The Culmination.
We look with satisfaction upon
the culmination of the efforts of
the Press to educate the citizens
of Penticton to the assumption
of the powers of municipal self-
government. It is further gratifying to note that upon the council board are those who vigorously opposed incorporation in its
initial stages. All have since
come to see that we were right
as we trust they will yet come to
see as regards many other things
we have advocated. Many times
it would have paid us better to
have taken a different stand to
what we have done, and, in a
number of instances, we have
lost money by speaking plainly
when we were convinced that it
was to the interests'of the community that we should do so.
We have advocated what we believed to be for the welfare of
Penticton, not only for the present but for the years to. come,
with the conviction that, while
sjme of our business friends
would probably go back on us,
the great majority would stand
by us even though they did not
sje eye to eye with us in everything.
We think wo have a fairly
clear vision of the future for
Penticton, and we believe that
that future may be moulded to a
certain extent by this journal.
We are in the field to stay, knowing that we have the confidence
of the great majority of the community. We may lose financially in the future in our endeavor
t) serve the public interersts,
but we are not trying to get rich
i .1 a day. There are things of
more value than money���although
that is a very important factor
in tbe publishing of a paper, as
in any other line of business,
We may get ahead of public
opinion occasionally and offend
some, but we believe that we
have never advocated and never
will advocate anything that will
not eventually be brought about.
If anybody don't believe what
we are saying, let them wait and
Though we have full confidence in our newly-elected council, it may be necessary, to criticize them severely at times,
Every body of men, as every individual, may make mistakes
and we trust that any criticisms
we may make will be taken in
the friendly spirit in which they
will be given.
norance brooded over the matter
to such an extent that it finally
came to believe that we had
made the remark. We pity the
Sunset in its dilemma, and, al-1
though we fully agree with it as |
to unconscious admission, we
had no intention of forcing it
into such an uncomfortable
The stuff dished up by the
Sunset for argument is not
worthy a reply for it contains
nothing new and throws no new
light on the subject. The editor
sees that he is wrong, will not
consider the question fairly, and
makes a final play to the gallery.
This gallery play works well occasionally, and llie Sunset is
quite proficient in that kind of
bluff, but it is poor policy for a
paper that poses as a leader of
thought and a champion of right.
The Sunset says: "Bear in
mind this matter is not a local
option issue in any sense." Then
why be so anxious to drag in
local option principles and insist
that the Commissioners acted
according to law in taking a plebiscite 1 It asks why the temperance people do not instruct
their lawyer to prosecute the offending hotels. We ask in turn,
should private individuals be put
to the trouble and expense of
' enforcing the laws of the land���
and this a British country too?
Verily, Sunset, your head must
be fuddled or your judgment
I i^ht the Streets.
One of the first requirements
to which the municipal council
should give its attention is the
lighting of the streets.     Pentic-
j ton is ail right during the day or
o.i   moonlight   nights,    but   on
j nights in which the moon does
n )t shine it is about as dark and
dismal a place as can bf> found
a lywhere.
An electric lighting system is
o it of the question, for the pres-
; ent at least, besides there is no
immediate necessity for such a
system. There are other kinds
of lights that give good service
f>r street lighting purposes.
T.ie streets of many small towns
a'e very successfully lighted by
g isoline. Kelowna, up to Christ-
m is, at which time the electric
plant of that town was installed,
ha I its streets lighted by gaso-
li ie lamps. We understand that
that town now wishes to dispose
of the six lamps for which it has
m further use. They could,
d whiles?, b? procured at a very
reasonable figure, and would, if
in proper working condition,
solve the street lighting proposition for tho tima being at least.
It might be worth while for the
council to make enquiries.
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Here is another list of goods at bargain prices:--
All Knitted Woollen Goods at cost.
Ladies' Cashmere Hose, regular 60c,
for $   .45
Ladies' Cashmere Hose, regular 50c,
for   40
Ladies' Wool Toques,  regular 35c,
for 25
Infants'  Hand-Knit  Wool  Jackets,
regular 65c, for 45
Children's and Misses'  $1.50 Muffs
for     1.00
Bootees, regular 25c for 15
Infantees. regular 25c, for 20
Infants' Wool Caps, regular 60c, for     .40
Wool Gloves I off.
Ladies' Front Pad Belt Hose Supporters, extra strong elastic ..     .25
Misses' and Children's Velvet Grip
Garters, new stock 15 and .20
Darning Wool, 2 cards for 50
Cotton Gloves, 15c, 2 prs for 25c
Leather Gloves, regular 90c, for 60c
75c, for 50c
Heather Mixture Worsted Hose, regular  40c, for 30c
Natural Wool Hose, regular 35c,. .for 25c
Heavy Wool Hose, regular 35c for 25c
Men's All Wool Flannel Shirts,double
stitched with silk thread,
watch and handkerchief pockets, roomy cut shirts, regular $2.50  for $1.75
This is a snap; price is less than cost to us.
CLOTHING   at cost price.
CROCKERY at less than cost.
St. Saviour's Church.   Fairview  Avpiiiio : Vicar.
Kev. J. A. Cleland.   Celebration .if Holy C.jm-
muninn the 1st and Sid Sundays of the month
alter il o'clock matins; the 2nd Sunday at H a.
tn.   Morning prayer at 11 a.m.    Evensong at
7:30 p.m.
Presbyterian services each  Sunday  in Steward's
Hall at 11 a.m. or 7:30 p.m.    Hev. Jas. Hood,
Baplist si", vices each Sunday in Steward's Hall,
at 11 a. in. or 7:30 p. in. Kev. A. S. Baker,
Presbyterian  and   Baptist    services   alternate,
morning and evening.
Methodist services in church each Sunday at 11 a.
m.  and  7:31 p.m.;   Sunday  School 2:15 p.m.
Player meetings 8 p.m. on Wednesday.     Kev.
K. W. Hibbert, pastor.
Vounjr  Peoples' Christian  Union   meets  in   the
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
A. F. & A. M. meet in Mason's Hall, Main St., 1st
Wednesday in each month at H p.m.
W. O. W. meet in Wood men b' Hall. Ellis St, 2nd
and 4th Saturday in each month at 8 p.m.
I L O. O. F. meet in Odd  Fellows' Hall, Main St.,
every Monday at 8 p.m.
| L. O. L.  meet in Woodmen's Hall 2nd and 4th
Friday In each month at S p. in.
School Board moot* 1st Monday in each month
j'.t 8 p.m.
��� Hoard  of Trade-Annual  general   meeting,   2nd
Wednesday in January of each year.   General
quarterly meetings, 2nd Wednesdays in January, April, Juii and October at B p.m,
| Stage leaves for Keremeos, Hedley and Prince-
Ion, at ti a. m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fri-
Stare leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:80 a. in. Returns on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridaya at
0 P. m.
Hours 9 a. m. to I,, p. m.
Registered   Letter and   Money  Order  wicket
closes ;�� p. m.
Wick.'t opened for half an hour after mail is
Arrivals���Per Str, Okanaffan: Daily except
Sunday Op. m.i Per Stage from Hedley, Keremeos. Olalla, Allen Grove, Oroviile, Fairview,
and While Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at G p. m.
Closing���For boat and statres: 8 p. m. daily except Friday and Saturday. On Friday <J p. m..and
for Monday's boat and stages: 8.45 p. m. Sundays.
Sale will continue until further notice.
W. R. King & Co.
Phone 25.
Ellis Street.
��JUH;ii.., H.1!aF-T-TIl!TT^ZT .
Sunset in a Cloud.
No better admission of defeat
ouldbe penned by any editor
t lan that appearing in the Saturday Sunset of the 23rd inst.
In a feeble and futile endeavor
to answer the arguments of the
Press re the Chilliwack license-
case that journal falls over itself,
cills tho Press nasty names,
misquotes our statements and
shelves the question at issue.
The Sunset states that we accused it of gross ignorance. We
did nothing of the kind. We
said that it displayed a lack of
knowledge that was inexcusable
in a journal of its class. No
doubt the Sunset being convinced
in its own mind of its gross io>
Public Reading Room.
Wc publish in another column
a contributed letter dealing with
the necessity for a public reading
room in Penticton. We may say
that ue are fully in accord with
the sentiments expressed therein. The Lime has now arrived
when a public reading room is
n )t merely a necessity but its
establishment and maintenance
should be within the range of
practicability. We purpose going
fully into the question and obtaining infor/nation upon which
to work. It will probably be in
order, to call a public meeting to
discuss the question and arrange
details, but in the meantime We
invite further discussion of the
subject through our columns.
Another car of
McLaughlin    Carriages
Also a
Car of Cockshutt  Goods
Comprising the following :���
Adams'   Log   Trucks,   Adams'
Teaming  Trucks,   Adams' one-
horse   Wagons    (low   wheels),
Adams' Lorries and Drays.
Cockshutt 3,  2,   and  1-horse
Cockshutt Drag and Lever and
Spring-Tooth Harrows.
Cockshutt Wheel Scrapers and
Drag Scrapers.
Cockshutt 1-horse Cultivators.
Cockshutt Potato Diggers.
Also Bolster Springs, Light and
Heavy Harness, Sharpies Cream
Separators, I. H. C. Gas Engines,
Ideal Pumping Plants, etc.
rall and Inspect our Stock.
About six inches of snow fell
I in this locality last week.
Alex. Ford spent Wednesday
calling on his friends here.
Mrs. W. J. Farleigh spent a
number of days in Penticton last
! week.
We extend our congratulations
to the editor of the Press upon
his marriage, and wish him and
his bride health, happiness and
prosperity through life.
Messrs. L. A. Clarke and R.
L. Allen were at Penticton last
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
Arnott & Hine,
nursery co.,
Beautify your lot with some
of our shade trees.
We have Elm, Ash, Maple,
Catalpa, Mulberry, Black Walnut, and Ash Leaved Maple.
Some perennial shrubs and
apple trees left.
Penticton Bakery
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
Send me your full bill for my
P. O. Box 364,
Kelowna,    -     B. C.
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I Plow Woman!
Author of "The Biography of *
Prairie Girl."
|*    CiipuriQht. ��*��. tin  Mrnure.. Phillip* A   f
'& (<��II|��IH||. *
They looked anil snw a black fun
neled hulk llnnliim across llie watery
strip mantled liy llie blaze.
"Maybe ilu-y ibniiKlii it'd burn." bus:
geatcd Marylyu "See. there's sparks
H) iii(4 dial way "
Dallas leaned Puck against the door
"I guess linn's it." slie snld slowly
Tllell niter n  inoiiieiit: "Hill  why didn't
they brhiK her straight across'/ There's
l.o |    lie I" I'e i ;. .1-iv.ii xtrcntti "
"Why. there's Die breaking out all
over now." cried the younger girl, tor-
gettlug io in. afraid la her wonder nnd
|exclteiueilt "See: One ol the little
houses is cil light!"
I| wns tne lirst enhin or Clothespin
row Two or three men were near It.
iAt that distance they seemed gayly
posturing lo each other in a dame.
"If nnythlim Is wruiiK." Dallas said.
"Mr. Lniiushury'll enine Imek."
"Mr Lounsbury"' repeated Marylyn
"Was he here':"
"(in litis side hy the grove. I saw
him start for the fort"
And so their hoIiik was delayed.
Nevertheless Hallas' sense oi com In.!;
danger wns acute, nnd when hefore
lung she henrd the trumpet again nnd
snw the troopers fall llWiiy from tile
pyres, leaving Ihe Haines lo their work,
she lit the lantern nnd held it to where
were stored her treasures a lock of
'her mother's hair her father's pipe
tlie letter she hnd received from. Loans
i "Von take the cartridge belt." she
called  to Marylyn
The other obeyed,
,   "Ready'/" said Hallas and lifted tbe
lantern to shake it.
She not no reply Instead, gasping
In alarm. Marylyn came headlong to
her, pinioning her arms with wildly
clinging ones "Hallas: Oh, lielp"-
, Outside there wns n sound of rapid
I'tinnliiK Dallas II una herseil against
the door, driving il shut A second
and a weight was hurled against tho
outer battens    Then came four raps
"Don't open: Don't!" cried Marylyn     "Mn\ lie ii ain't Charley!"
But Dallas, iiiid<'iibtiug swung the
door hack nnd into the room leaped ft
stoopina Hgure
It wns Sipiavv i'barley
lie crouched nnd moved his he-ic
from side lo ��� i ��� as n expecting ���
blew   ot   ii   ��� iron    i el'hid      (I
rigid hand held ,i how ids left it bundle ot arrows With these he he.koned
violently, shaking ihe water Irom his
tattered clothes and poiutiiiK over his
shoulder to the  v. est
"We're coining Charley. Dearie,
stand up Now. now!" Marylyu was
dragged to her feet. Tbe Unlit was
(pleached, Tlie outcast faced about,
and the three headed lor the river,
wilh Charley leading at a trot.
I hey paused lor the last time near
the liver end of Ihe corn and close to
llie coulee crossing From there Dallas saw that the pyres were lower
and thai oilier buildings of the row
were ablaze: the roof uf a scout hut
too. and the prairie, over which traveled widening crescents of gold Bill
the tire wns the only ihiun that was
moving, for not n single man was in
Charley was not watching toward
Brannon. only along the nearer bank
to Hie south
Of ii sodden as their eyes followed
his a gun shot rung out from the cotton wood grove.
"Mr Lounsbury:" cried Dallas, starting forward.
"No. lie's go le" ���
That moment they saw between
tbem aud the landing tlie silhouette of
a figure.
It was not Lounsbury's. It was too
Short and thickset lor his Moreover.
It seemed lo be casting aside clothes
as it ran
I.Ike one.Sipiaw Charley und Marylyn
boiled for Ihe coulee. Dallas hesitated,
then followed Near the brink they
missed the sleep road nnd went slipping, sliding iiiiiI rolling down llie
Klimiic grown side. I'hen ihey struck
the bristling bottom, righted, turned
then feet up il und lied
[IS face ns hlanched  ns a dead
linn s.   his   voice  pealing  out
|.Wif!|S   above' the   babel   like  a   bell.
Eufll Oliver stood to windward of
the double furnace, giving quick or
(icrs ou right nud left.
"Two men I here on the major's quarters |.ei tlie guardhouse go. Use your
blanket, Flaherty; use your blanket
Sergeant." ns Klppls passed close by.
"clear tlie row nud bring 'em all down
here    limit let  cm stop lor anything
Boys,  hoys,  iuni olll  those horses!"
A trooper rushed up ami leaned, yell
ing. io his captain s ear "They won't
p.,,. sir; they're hamstrung!"
(luce more (ilivei gave longue. and
directions were senl lo the stockade
ami to Hie line A signal light com
inunlcated   wLh   ihe  lookouts  on  the
bill lis
Klppls wns already fulfilling his
charge Through a gap In the north
ward    sweeping    prairie    lire -a    gap
foiighl ooi   I  kepi open  hy a Hue ol
men were coming Hie women of
Clothespin  row    eieh carrying a child
ami   di i...:    -   i   by   Ihe   hand
Behind iiiem senitied Ihe papoose cumbered scii.iv- n "in the scouts' huts.
Al    tllell      e .;"d    llle   sergeant.
I! - i   i cig' ;   nly    no   longer.
t. , icre ills naked
feet   touched   Hie   hot   und   smoldering
"ici liciuhpinrleis!" shouted the captain ut the foremost la und resit in the
roni Then he turned to his trumpeter A moment after, the tires aud the
perishing horses were deserted, aud
tlie troopers, weapons in hand, ran out
upon the parade ground, obeying a
cnii to arms
Oliver led them As he approached
the tiugsiafl I lie voice of a woman
bailed him from ihe gallery ot the
nearest house He sprung that way
ami wus up the steps ut u hound
Mrs. Cuuiliilligs. who had sought refuge in tier owu home, met him at the
top "ihe colonel's library Is stripped!"
So it was tine hurried look hy the
light ol a lump showed Hint not a how.
not uu arrow   remained on Ihe walls
But there wns no time tor exclaim
Ing or conjecturing Oliver- rushed
luck to the gnlleo ami Inlile all the
women nud children collect und Keep
within quarters \round it, under Ser
Keaul Kij pis. ne stationed a cordon
Next, und while Ihe house was helng
thoroughly wet dow-i. the ammunition
Stores were drawn upon, und exi II
guns and cartridges were ear lied Into
the long reception room, where the
women could assist lu reloading Bare
ly three minutes had passed since oil
ver sent Ins messengers But hend
quarters wus lived to withstand an
assault iiml to protect Its minutes
And now. still Ignorant of what had
befallen, he ordered the remainder ol
his men into line
At this point, with the detachment
about to move, a volley of ritie shots
sounded from the stocknde. another
und nnother i'hen up went u great
hubbub: "The Indians, the Indians!"
Oliver started his troopers double
ipuck across the square At the hospl
tul one of the stockade guard stopped
"The Indians?" croaked Oliver.
Oliver turned back.
They met a second man. black faced,
staggering, frenzied with alarm. It
was Fraser lie caught at tbe cap
tain's ragged sleeve.
"Shot oilier side they're over there
,-those girls-those girls"��� Ills breath
failed him.
Oliver saw the need "To the ferry."
he commanded.
I.Ike one mnn they bounded headlong
across the parade, through Ihe red
smoke pouring from barracks and sia
hies und on. only to come short upon n
boa (less landing, where they crowded
upon each other and cursed.
Fraser was half crazed Oliver took
him forcibly in hand No man of them
till, even if not burdened with a gun
could sleni the liver's current
"There's one chance yet." he said
"Hie night herd lie turned to lib
trumpeler "Sound the recall and kee:
u sounding li'"
Again nnd again the familiar strain
rang out. All looked northward to
where tbey knew the herd had lieen.
to where the long curves of tbe prairie
fire were still tnovlug,
But the minutes went, and there was
uo answering heat of hoofs. Where
were the herders'; Why did tbey not
Again, again und again!
Then to the south a reply! Above
the spiteful crackling of tlie tindery
buildings, out of the thinning dark,
came a clear, eager neigh!
That way the li pers rushed, (lathering at tlie llagstaff they snw by the
light of the burning piles a single
horse come galloping toward tbem
from the direction of the stockade.
Her dun neck was arched like a
charger's. As she swung proudly into
nn imaginary line the men greeted ber
with a cheer.
That greeting was echoed. Until now
the Indians hud been quiet, as quiet as
a flock of scurrying grouse. But the
river was between them and their enemy, and they felt secure from pursuit.
Moreover, whisky was working. They
were boisterous with It Casting caution aside when Ihey heard that cheer,
they answered witli defiant whoops.
The cheers of the troopers changed
to anguished groans One. wildly repeating a girl's name, sprang toward
the waiting Buckskin. From headquarters came the sobbing of women.
Hie whimpering of frightened children,
und then, nearer and nearer, a dull
pounding thai swelled into tbe steady
plud. plud of unshod hoofs.
Once more a cheer went up. A moment and a cavalcade swept in. u ri
derless cavalcade, with ropes dangling
II wns the ulght herd, the discarded
second choice mounts of llle regiment's
ollieers. a money hand that had served
their connIry through more Hum one
enlistment, and Hint, healing the la
miliar summons���some limping, some
hobbling-bud followed Hie dun cayuse
to answer it.
Now nooses were twisted nbout the
noses of the horses. Tbe troopers
mounted, The trumpet sounded the
Again came whoops from across the
Missouri They were farther away
than the lirst.
"(io up-go up to the crossing!" Oil
ver ordered     "Fraser!    Fraser!"
Bui the buckskin mare, with her
muster, far In advance of the twenty
others, was already plunging down the
hunk and into a black, .roily whirl.
FlOIt nil that the way was hard,
rough wilh stones and choked
hy  a   tangle  of   rank   growth
     the three  In  Hie coulee  made
last progress over the Ural two miles,
(hurley led After bim came Mary
lyn, to whom the loathed split In the
plain was become a place of refuge
In Hie real' covering Iter sister against
possible attack, followed Dallas.
Tbe strain told lirsl on the yottngei
%ri rl liefore three miles hnd heen
traveled, us she sunk in a shallow pool
lo wet her lips her strength utterly
failed   her      She   could   not   rise   aud
pleaded faintly  for rest.
"Just a minute. Dallas, please. 1
utn'l go    My side hurts."
Dallas helped her through a binder
ing weave ol poud weeds and lilies aud
laid her upon some marsh grass beyond Meanwhile Charley stole buck a
short distance But the respite was
brief for he returned straightway nud
twitched at their dre.��;es, when tbe
elder girl lifted the younger to her
feet, whispering encouragement.
once   more   ihey   pressed   forward.
The lightning hnd censed. With a last
grumble und n scntter of drops the
clouds were pulling apart Here and
there a few slurs shone These thinned
Hie  darkness  considerably, and   at  a
point where Ihe coulee shallowed Dal
las was a hie dimly to see tbe toiling
sha|M's ahead Marylyn was wavering
"Spunky Mttle girl!" urged the elder
girl Lifting Ihe ritle to her left shoul
der she came alongside to give tile
support of un IInn
"Where's the cartridge licit?" she
"Heavy." panted Ihe other "Drop|ied
it "
And   now   despite   Dallas'  aid   Mary-
vn   struggled   weakly     Another   mile
and   wilh  scarcely   a   slgll   of   warning
be sank again exhausted
"Charley " culled Dallas   The Indian
I oined    I hem     "Von    lake   one   arm -
''hat's   II "    She   look   the  other.    Thus
'icy proceeded
I Inalli  I
topped.  "Hide, hide,"
Down the bunk iu.il  Uito u blitch, ruUu
she counseled between breaths. "A
dark place"���
Ignoring the advlea. the outcast
thrust his how and arrows Into her
hands, then, squatting before Marylyn,
he seized her wrist, drew her, limp and
half dead, upon bis buck and staggered
"Hold to Charley, dear," begged Dallas.   "He's carrying you pickapack."
The younger girl murmured gratefully and locked her bauds beneath
Hie Indian's chin. This left his arms
free to part a path through the thickets of bttrweed and plantain that choked tbe defile, and for fully a half hour
he kept a good jog. But well worn
and hampered as he was, he began
then to wabble.
Dallas gave him the weapons and
received Marylyn upon her own shoulders. Notwithstanding the long way
her vigor remained splendid. And
when there came a tendency to Ing she
fought It stoutly. Not until Irer limbs
refused their service did she drop
Under her wild rye mnde n cool, stiff
couch. She reached through it and
dug her lingers into the wet earth.
Marylyn toppled over bnck and lay
beside her, prone, Charley leaned ou
an elbow, breathing hard, watching���
When, far behind, down the shadowy crack through which they bud
come, sounded wild whoops.
They scrambled up. lerror stricken.
Like bunted deer they whipped away
again, knowing that in their wake, instead of the one man Ihey had seen,
was a  horde!
Once more, though after brave effort. It was Marylyn who com|)elled a
halt. Pallas strove to rouse her. "Try
a little longer, honey. Come on. come
on!" But Hie other only sobbed hysterically until Charley put bis hand
upon iter mouth.
"Can't we crawl out?" demanded
Dallas,   "ijulck. they'll pass!"
The outcast shook his head, coming
close tbat she might see his answer.
"No use?"
He shook his head agnln and signed
Hint their pursuers bad horses.
It was a moment of supreme despair.
She laid her arms upon her knees, her
face upon her arms. Their puny human (inwer had failed. Whore elso
could they look for succor? Would
Lounsbury or the troopers come���in
l hue?
Then, tearfully, prayerfully, in this
utmost need, she raised ber eyes to tho
sky. "It's uot for me." she faltered.
"It's for Marylyn."
Tbat upward glance wns not In vain,
lit front of Iter, lifting their plumelike
tops against the heavens, she saw the
clump of burial trees. Instantly she
took heart, for her quick brain devised a plan���to bide In tbe cotton-
But   all   three  might   not  stay,   for
however much  the  Sioux avoided  the
laden boughs they would stop to search
hem  If there were not those nhead to
draw   tbem   past.     And  one of  those
head must he a woman.
So she decided. Bending to her sls-
er. she lifted her to a sitting position.
���Honey." she said tirmly, "yon see tbe
��� ilg    trees   there?     Tbe   Indians   are
Hlraid of 'em. rememlier. Tneyu g'i
by. Weil put you up ou a limb, and
you keep quiet. You'll be safe. Well
go on for help."
"Yes, yes, Dallas, only I can't walk."
"Charley!" Tbe elder girl bade him
assist. Without understanding fully he
olieyed. Together tbe.v curried Mary-
lyu toward the cotton woods, out of
which several limit, gray bodies shifted
into view and shot awny. Dallas chose
a tree Hint grew close to Ihe steep
bank. Here In Hie narrow space l*e-
tween trunk nnd rooty wall she ordered (.'barley to get down on all fours.
Then, taking Marylyu upon her shoulders us liefore and steadying herself
v.i!!i both bunds, she stood on the
Indian's back. Little by little, bracing
Willi legs nnd nrms. he raised his load.
Maryly n was now below a thick
branch By reaching up nnd summoning the rem ml III of her strength she
was able to clasp It. to pur a foot over,
to gel astride.
"Lie down.' continued Dallas. "Tbey
won't stop    Don't speak."
Hurriedly she and Charley resumed
their way up Hie wolf haunted bottom,
over rocks, through puddles, iuto pigmy forests of cherry and plum But
now. careless of lost time, Dallas ran
with backward looks and frequent
baitings, giving strict heed lo the
whereabouts of those  behind.
Tbey bad traveled a good distance
when she Judged tbat the savages
were Hearing the burial place, that the
the time for her ruse was come, letting the outcast go on. she paused for
breath; then lifted her voice and sent
hack Ihrough the night a long, inviting
Down the wind came instant answer,
n great bowl of glee. And as If her
presence ahead was unexpected, as if
It templed to a better speed, a Jargon
of cries swelled hideously aud drew
"She's safe!" shouted Dallas exultantly.  "Charley, she's safe!"
Another yowl from a score of
And now began a race.
From the start It was unequal and
the gain on the side of the pursuers.
(Iradnally but surely the rods decreased  between quarry and pack.
Tbe sweat dreenlng from their faces.
Squaw Charley and Dallas strained
forward. A little while and She whispered. "Can't go-stop���can't"���
Fvery breath was sawing at her sore
lungs. She tottered, pitched forward
and went down.
It was then that Charley pointed fo
the front and as If to a vantage place.
Dallas looked and saw at tbe end or
sheer walls an oblong opening of grayish light. She hailed It dumbly. There
was where tlie coulee narrowed until
a man standing In Its lied with arms
outstretched could place the tips of his
lingers    against    either    rocky    wall.
(To he. fiont.inupH.l
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will he made to the Legislative
Assembly of British Columbia at its
next session for an Act to incorporate
The Kettle River Valley Railway Company, with power to build, construct,
maintain and operate a line of railway
of standard guage, to be operated by
steam, electricity, or any other power,
for the carrying of freight, passengers
and express: Commencing at a point
at or near Midway, B. C, thence to
Penticton, by the "most feasible route,
a distance of 120 miles, more or less;
and commencing at a point at or neai
Penticton on Okanagan Lake, thenee tc
a point at or near Nicola, by the most
feasible route, a distance of about 15C
miles, more or less, with power to construct and operate telegraph and telephone lines, for the purpose of its business, and for the public, with power
co own, use and operate water powers
convenient to the road, for railway and
other purposes, and with such power-;
and privileses as are usually given tc
railway companies, and with power to
lease arid operate any other line of railway incorporated by the Province of
British Columbia.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 19th
day of December, 1908.
26-6 Solicitors for the Applicants.
The Kettle River Valley Railway Co.
will apply to the Parliament of Canada
at its next session for an Act authorizing it to construct a railway from a
point at or near Penticton, on Okanagan Lake, in the Province of British
Columbia, to a point at or near Nicola
on the line of railway of the Nicola,
Kamloops & Similkameen Coal & Rail
way Company, in the said Province.
The Kettle River Valley Railway Co.
25-5 Toronto, Ont.
Came to my place about June, 190S,
three stray horses : ���
One dartr brown mare, strip in face,
one white hind foot, small white spot
on left front foot, brand swallow fork
with points down on left shoulder,
weight about 1000 pounds.
One bright bay mare, strip on nose,
white left hind toot, brand S (reversed)
on left shoulder, weight about 800  lbs.
One dark bay gelding, brand double
hook (giappling) on left shoulder,
weight about 700 pounds.
Owner can pay charges and take
Penticton, B. C, January 18th, 1803.
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,
15-tf Vernon, B. C.
The Winter Housing of Swine.
It is at this season of the year
that the housing of swine becomes a more or less difficult
problem. This is more particularly true in regard to the housing of sows due to farrow in the
spring. It is chiefly on the housing that the vigor of spring litters depends. The revised edition
of Bulletin No. 10 of the Live
Stock Branch, Ottawa, treats
this question in a very practical
manner.   It says:���
' 'Much of the success of hog-
��� raising depends upon suitable
i housing. Suitable housing does
| not, however, demand expensive-
| ly built houses and pens designed
i so as to provide summer temper-
1 ature during the winter season.
In an ambitious desire to treat
swine with due consideration for
i their comfort many progressive
hog raisers have, during the
past few years, practically wast-
' ed large sums of money in building elaborate warm houses for
i their herds. Having wintered
their stock of all ages and conditions in these structures for
one or two seasons the mistake
they had made became apparent
by reason of the fact that the
swine, instead of showing greater vigor, exhibited signs of ill-
health in the form of coughing,
lameness, scurfiness of skin, and
other evidences of lack of thrift.
The chief difficulty from these
close houses is due to the lack of
exercise taken by the swine kept
in them. After rising from
their comfortable beds to take
their food, which is usually provided regularly, near at hand
and in palatable condition, the
pigs fill themselves and again
return to their resting places.
This mode of living followed for
weeks and months at a season of
year when outdoor life is uninviting, even should the pen door
be left open, is attended with
indigestion, constipation and
other forms of sluggishness,
causing weak litters, lack of a
good milk flow in dams, stunted
weanlings and slow gains in older
hogs. Exercise is one essential
for swine of all ages if hog raising is to be made a success, and
it is in not providing this that
the warm pen used for both
sleeping and feeding fails. For
young litters coming in cold
weather a warm pen is necessary, and rather close quarters
are also conductive to the most
profitable gains during a hog's
final fattening period, but at no
other time in a hog's life is close
housing advantageous.
' 'For brood sows due to farrow
in the late winter or early spring
months there is no better shelter
fian the movable cabin. A number of these can be ranged side
by side in or near the barn yard.
If kept comfortably bedded four
or five large sows will lie very
comfortably in a cabin constructed according to directions given
further on. The old style of rail
creep beneath a straw stack, so
long as it is closed on three sides,
affords a fine bed for breeding
sows or even growing pigs. On
some of the most extensive hog
breeding establishments the only
shelter given the sows in winter
is an old barn or s'led, lined up
to keep the draughts out, and
having a constantly open door
which affords free and unlimited
access to the open air. The feeding is done in the open, which
compels the herd to take a good
amount of daily exercise, upon
which good health so much depends. Sows thus housed and
fed on food composed of pulped
roots and chopped grain, bran,
etc., given in a rather dry consistency, will maintain a fine
condition for successful motherhood."
The bulletin then goes on to
describe in detail the plan, construction and management of
various styles of houses that are
in successful operation in differ-
parts of Canada. Copies of this
excellent bulletin, which should
be in the hands of every swine
raiser, may be secured free by
making  application    to    J.   G.
Rutherford, Live Stock Commissioner, Ottawa.
Sheep Husbandry in Canada.
A timely bulletin entitled
"Sheep Husbandry in Canada,"
by Mr. J. B. Spencer, B. S. A.,
has been issued by the Live Stock
Branch at Ottawa. Mr. Spencer
has taken up the task from practically all the standpoints that
concern the sheep raiser in whatever province he may dwell.
After describing the ideal mutton sheep he gives a brief, but
comprehensive, history and description of eleven of the popular
breeds. Next he covers in a
practical way the establishing of
a commercial breeding flock.
Mutton production as a highly
specialized industry is dealt with
by reviewing the methods in
vogue in Great Britain. Following this are appropriately described the various systems of
finishing for the market in Canada. Nor does the treatment of
the subject stop when the animal
is fattened for it is followed
right through the butchering
and curing processes until the
joint is ready for the cook. Then
come sections on handling, dipping, wethering, feeds and feeding, housing, weed destroying,
enemies, etc., each subject exhaustively treated according to
the practice of the most successful shepherds.
Evidently recognizing that the
industry differs in the various
provinces by reason of climatic
and other conditions the author
treats each separately. The
section devoted to diseases will
appeal to thousands of sheep
men. This chapter, covering upwards of twenty of the common
ailments, and accidents, was personally prepared by the Live
Stock Commissioner who is also
Veterinary Director General. As
a practical home doctor book for
the flockmaster this work will
undoubtedly become a helpful
standby. A review of the wool
industry concludes the text of
the work of more than 125 pages
of reading matter. The book is
profusely illustrated by some
sixty beautiful plate illustrations
printed in sepia and a number of
line drawings. This attractive,
comprehensive, and practical
"Bulletin No. 12 of the Live
Stock Branch" is ready for free
distribution to all those interested in the sheep or its products
who care to apply for it to J. G.
Rutherford, Live Stock Commissioner, Ottawa.
Business block on Main Street; two
storey with two compartments downstairs and hall upstairs, $2,500. Lot 63,
seven and one-half acres on Fairview
Road, $2,200. J. D. McDonald,
12-tf Potlatch, Idaho.
Osoyoos   Land   District.     District of
TAKE NOTICE that T. R. Whitfield,
of Summerland, occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to jiur-
the following described land :
Commencing at a post planted at the
southwest corner of Lot 8852, thence
west 20 chains; thence north 20 chains;
thence east 20 chains; thence south 20
chains to point of commencement, and
containing 40 acres, more or less.
Dated 28th December, 1908.
Eastern capital ready to investigate
legitimate investments���lands, timber
or mines���in British Columbia. Address in tirst instance with full particulars, "CAPITAL,"
Care of Noble & Co., Molson Bank
Building, Vancouver, B. C. 28-6
Painter. Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.       Main St.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., JANUARY 30, 1909.
(We do nut hold ourselves Mflponaible for the
opinions of curu-apondi-nts.)
To the Editor of The Penticton Press :
Dear Sir,-Would you permit
me to ventilate a real need
through the medium of your
valuable paper : Why is it that
in a town the size of Penticton
there is no public reading room
and library ? Such a place would
be a real boon to most of the
men in Penticton, and especially
to bachelors. There is always a
considerable number of bachelors
in this town living in shacks and
tents, where they have none of
the refinements of life, and who
live a too self-centered existence.
The only place for a bachelor to
go to meet his fellow men is in
other shacks, or where there is
drinking, thus exposing him to
temptation. Outside of the lit-
irary society we have to depend
almost entirely on the hotels for
our recreation. A warm, cheerful reading room would be well
attended, and would promote a
higher standard of life amongst
the young men of Penticton ;
they would keep themselves in
touch with the outer world, by
reading the papers, and get
better acquainted with their
fellow townsmen. I am convinced that the expense of such
an institution would be comparatively small, and the benefit to
our town incalculable. But cooperation is necessary, and I
should like to see some steps
taken with regard to it. Other-
towns on the lake have reading
rooms, and why not Penticton?
Yours truly,
One of the Bachelors.
he Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100.oo to $125. oo per
acre.      All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150. oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
Mr. John Robinson is enjoying
a visit from his daughter, Mrs.
Ashdown and her two children,
of Frank, Alberta.
Miss Florence Needham returned home Thursday after a
lengthy visit with friends at
The result of the municipal
elections was as follows :
Reeve���W. A. Lang.
Councillors-C. G. Elliott, M.
N. Morrison, L. D. McCall and
F. Callendar.
School trustees-J. McLaughlan, P. Dorland, Wm. Douglas,
F. Hicks and Mr. Drought.
Wm. Logan, J. Morrin and W.
A. Lang attended the bonspeil
held at Vernon, this week.
Coasting is in full swing here
and every night the young people
take advantage of the fine roads
and go out for two or three
hours' thorough enjoyment.
Mr. Paul Murray, principal of
the Public School returned from
Kelowna where he has been convalescing after an attack of
typhoid fever. During his absence his place has been filled by
C. G. Elliott.
Born-To Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Lupton, a daughter, on 26th inst.
A debate was held in the Presbyterian church on Tuesday.
The subject was: "Resolved that
the daily jwess is beneficial."
The affirmative was taken by A.
Angus and J. Whitacker, and
the negative by R. Angus and
J. Arbuckle, The negative won
after much consideration on the
part of the judges.
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For Sale.
The SUN, of London, England.
Why not insure in the best���they cost no
Very choice residential subdivision, close in, half=acre lots, #
price $300 per lot.       \ cash ;   balance 6, 12 and 18 months ;   6 per cent. ;   Price
good for 30 days only.
Main Street lot, north of Steward's for $800 ; terms.
7 roomed cottage in desirable residental district, for sale very cheap.
Main, Ellis, Martin and Winnipeg Street lots for sale.
18 Acres, 10 below main ditch; 9 under good cultivation.   Only
$3,ooo.   Fenced.
4 Acres, Main St., near School, suitable for sub-division.   Price
very low in block.
10 Acres on Main Street, 2-f miles south, good hay land, only
10 Acres, near Dog Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,000.
OFFICE,   -    Main Street
t,UWWIU**-JJHI  lll.��!K.MW mWH.WHU.,
Team of Horses; about 1200 lbs.
29-1' Care of S. 0. Land Co,
Strayed to my premises, a red sterr
calf. Owner requested to pay exp snsts
and take same away.
28-3 Alex, iseatty.
$226 cash buys lot and shack on   Van
Home Street, Penticton,  lot  23,   block
28-4 Box 7, Medicine Hal, Alta.
; Pays to Advertise
Look over your supply of printng, and place your order with the PRESS for anything
you may lack.   Spring will soon be here, and with it will come a rush of work
that may render it impossible for us to fill orders promptly.
Grasp the Opportunity!
It will cost you no more money, and much less inconvenience, if you place your orders now.      You want the stationery, and,' we
guarantee satisfaction.       Don't be caught napping.       When a rush of work comes we are obliged to fill orders in turn.        This means j
delay, and business men cannot afford delays.
in order to cope with the trade of the new year, we have put in a COMPLETE STOCK
of stationery : Bond a-nd white wove papers, envelopes, bill heads, note heads, statements, card boards, business and calling cards, wedding
cabinets, invitation cards,, memorial and programme stationery, book, cover and poster papers. We can print you bank cheque forms on
safety paper, deed or agreement forms, private postcards, articles of incorporation for joint stock companies or anything else you may require.
Advertise your Town by paying close attention to your advertising space.
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