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Zhe   penticton   Hbreee
VOL. 3.   No. 25.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
B. E. WALKER, President I 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
|0~   I J M    1HC F.-.-LAi'lO RATE"
}5 and under          3 cents
Over J5 and not exceeding $10        6 cents
"   J10        " " $30       10 cents
"   J3J        " " 450       15 cents
These Orders arc puyablu al par al every I'fllee of a Chai lercd Bank in Canada
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal bunkli (f points in the United Slates. They
are negotiable at $4.00 t, the �� sin ling in Greal Britain and Ireland.
They form an excellent rrethed cf remitting small sums cf money with safety and
at small cost, and may be obtaineJ without delay. 116
Penticton Branch     ��    ��    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
Two Negroes Perish on Summer-
land Road.
A sad wave of feeling swept
ing him a^ain to try and find a
place to spend the night. Failing
in this he went back to the spot
where he had left Blair, but
could not see him anywhere.
Concluding that he had gone on |
he  started to  follow.     Feeling i
Local and Personal
over the community when it be-; very tired he lay down several
came known that two of the j times but could not sleep owing
three negroes who were seen in j to the cold. Finally finding a
town on Christmas morning had j dry spot under a pine tree he
been found dead near the road stayed there the rest of the
between Penticton and Summer-
A. E. Kay.
* A. B. Campbell.
Campbell & Kay
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Ours is not a General Store, we make a specialty of Groceries,   sell   it
only for Cash, and so are able to quote you prices obtainable only by the
Wish their many patrons
��    with the health and ability to enjoy the many Good Things 'they have   fc
obtained at the
Penticton Saddlery Go.
(Successors to KENT & SON).     F. H. LeQUESNE, Manager.
All kinds of
Harness and Harness Supplies
Boots, Shoes, and Harness Repaired
land.   The men, Arthur Wilson
Charles Blair, and Arthur Chap- j
man,   were,   respectively,   first i
and 2nd cooks and waiter at the
Summerland Hotel.    They left:
Summerland about seven o'clock
on Christmas morning and rode! McGregor stated that
, to Penticton, a distance of fifteen
| miles, arriving here shortly after
eight o'clock. To cover this distance in so short a time means
that they must have galloped the
whole way. After arriving, here
and putting their horses in Dignan & Week's stable, they went
to the B. C. Hotel and had two
or three drinks, after which they
went to the Hotel Penticton,
where they took another drink
each. About noon they were
again seen in the B. C, and
having had another refresher,
they purchased two half pint
flasks of spirits. They then took
out their horses and started for
Summerland. About this time
it commenced to rain in torrents
and the unfortunate men, who
were clad in thin cotton garments, could not have proceeded
very far before getting soaked
to the skin.
Nothing more was heard of
them until the next day when
Val C. Haynes, stock manager
for the Southern Okanagan Land
Co., reported finding the dead
body of a negro in a gulch off
the Summerland road. Provincial Constable Tooth immediately drove out and brought the
body, that of Chapman, in. Constable Tooth communicated with
the authorities at Summerland
and learned that only one out of
the trio had arrived there.     He j ducted by Rev. Mr. Hibbert
at once organized a search party' Rev. Father Verbeke on Tuesday
and by following up the tracks
came across the body of Blair on
the morning of Sunday, the 27th.
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Livery, 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. Wo make a specialty of keeping
good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses.
We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy for cash
we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
Special  Attention  To The  Wants Of Commercial   Men.
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Penticton Stage and Livery
Stage Connects with Stoamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northerr
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at (i a.n
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,  and a general Draying
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.      Penticton.
Is the time you get that cold
unless you have your feet protected from the slush.     There
is no better way to protect them than by wearing a pair of
the celebrated'
They keep the water out.   This is the first time they have
been shown in Penticton.    Come in and see them.
A.   H. WADE
Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Furnishings
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
night, going on to Summerland
in the morning and reaching
there about 1 p. m. on the 26th.
The next witness called was
Dr. McGregor, who had held the
post-mortem examination on the
body of Arthur Chapman.     Dr.
he performed an autopsy on the body
of Arthur Chapman. He found
that the deceased was very thinly clad, and his clothing was wet
through. Internally he found all
the organs of the deceased in a
normal condition, with the exception of the stomach which
was empty. In his opinion the
deceased died from exposure.
Questioned by the jury the
witness stated that there were
no signs that the deceased had
imbibed any large quantity of
alcohol previous to death.
Henry Main, druggist, gave
evidence that deceased purchased
a perfume atomizer and lady's
work case at his store at 11
o'clock Christmas morning. None
of the party purchased any
drugs. They were perfectly
The coroner in summing up
stated that it was unnecessary to
hold an inquest on both bodies,
as both had evidently died from
the same cause.
.The jury after ten minutes deliberation returned the following
"We find that the body of
Arthur Chapman was found near
the Summerland road about five
miles from Penticton, and
he died from exhaustion
The burial services were
Further details were brought out
in the evidence given at
Dr. R. B. White, coroner, with
a jury held an inquest on the
body of Arthur Chapman on
Monday afternoon at 2 p. m.
The jury consisted of the following gentlemen: G. F. Guernsey,
J. J. Hunter, E. W. Mutch, W.
R. King, R. H. Weeks, and J.
R. Mitchell. The jury, after
viewing the body at Steward's
and Wednesday, respectively.
St. Saviour's Church.
The re-opening services of St.
Saviour's Church will take place
next Sunday, Jan. 3rd, when the
Archdeacon of the Diocese of
Kootenay, Ven, H. Beer, will be
present and preach at both services, 11 a. m. and 7:30 p. m.
The church has an interesting
histiry. It was erected in 1892
by Mr. Thos. Ellis, the pioneer
of the district, and for a long
time it was the only church in a
very large area.   For some years
undertaking   rooms,   heard   the' it was used by different denom-
evidence of W. H. Tapley and T.
Johnson as to drinks supplied
the deceased, and George McDonald, stableman at Dignan &
Week's, as to the state of deceased when leaving town. Val
C. Haynes explained the finding
of the bodies, the jury congratulating him on the explicit manner in which he gave his evi-
dencJ. The next witness was
Artiur Wilson, the survivor.
This witness gave particulars of
what occurred as far as he could
remember. One of the salient
points was that none of the party
had had anything to eat since
about six o'clock on Christmas
eve. He told how after leaving
Penticton they were caught in
the storm and got wet through
and benumbed with cold, and
how on dismounting to walk, and
so warm himself, his horse broke
away from him, his two companions going after it. From
this point on the witness seemed
rather hazy as to what happened
except that he kept wandering
and was very cold. He remembered meeting Blair about dusk
staggering along in the direction
from Summerland and then leav-
inations, visiting ministers of
various churches conducting services in it. At a later date, after
other religious bodies had become organized in Penticton, it
was consecrated for Anglican
use. The Rev. Thos. Greene, of
Kelowna, was closely identified
with the parish in the early days,
and did much for its welfare and
The addition recently made to
the church is an evidence of the
enterprise of the members of the
congregation, who recognize in
the present growth of Penticton
a call to greater exertion, and
the need for increased accommodation for devine services.
The alterations and enlargement
recently made have resulted in a
very pleasing structure, and the
interior furnishings are very
neat and handsome. The work
has beer most effectively carried
out under the superintendence of
Mr. Creighton. The architect,
Mr. J. W. Balmain, C. E., of
North Vancouver, is deserving
of groat credit for the excellence
of the plans which he submitted
and which were used in the construction of the building.
Mrs. E. Ives visited friends at
Naramata during the past week.
Miss M. Clement returned to
Kelowna on Thursday of last
E. Foley Bennett has bought a
lot on the lakeshore from T.
Carless & Rathvon have bought
the Zimmerman building and
property on Main St.
M. C. McAulay, of Olalla,
past through last week to spend
a few days in Kelowna.
A. S. Smith returned Monday
from Vernon, after spending
his holidays in Vernon.
The dredge operating on Okanagan River closed down for
the winter on Thursday.
Messrs. L. and C. Hitchener
arid Mr. McKellar, of Westbank,
spent Christmas in Penticton.
Miss H. Lancaster gave a most
pleasant party to a number of
friends on Thursday evening.
Mrs. W. F. H. Swinton gave a
pleasing social dance to a number
of friends at her home on Christmas eve.
Gordon Harris recently sold his
lot in the Smith sub-division to
Herb Hinton, of the Steamer
R. Wolverton, of Summerland,
passed through Monday en route
to Spokane where he will join
his parents.
Miss Alcock returned Christmas eve after spending several
months with her brothers near
Lethbridge, Alta.
G. H. E. Hudson took first
prize for photographs of orchards
at the recent International Apple
Show at Spokane.
Chas. Tupper returned on Monday from Vernon,  having been
employed in the C. P. R. express
j office for a couple of weeks.
Miss B. and Miss D. Bell, of
Vernon, spent a couple of days
this week the guests of Mr. and
Mrs Jos. McDonald.
J. R. Armstrong has opened a
grocery in the old stand of Jas.
A. Schubert. A straight car of
groceries has been put in stock.
Chas. Johnson recently sold
his pre-emption at Four Mile
Creek to Wm. Hespler, of Summerland. The price, we are informed, was $7,000.
Otto Gaube and family arrived
last week from Kelowna and
have taken charge of the fruit
and confectionery store recently
purchased from R. Anderson.
The highest temperature registered in Penticton during 1908
was 95 F. in July, and the lowest
was -J in February. The total
rainfall amounted to 9.52 inches.
Master Gerald Latimer, who
has been attending Columbian
College, is at present spending
his vacation with his parents.
He will return to New Westminster next Tuesday.
We state for the information
of our numerous enquiring
friends that the Editor purposes
leaving for Vancouver on Saturday, the 9th inst. and returning
to Penticton on Friday, the 15th
inst. .
Incorporation is practically
completed. The citizeng will
have to get a rustle on and select
their council. It is hoped that
there will be no difficulty in securing the services of a good
representative body.
Mr. and Mrs. Pomeroy left
Thursday of last week for Armstrong. Mrs. Pomeroy will proceed to Millinocket, Main, where
she will probably remain a year.
Mr. Pomeroy will return to Penticton in a few days.
J. C. Reilly, of Olalla, spent a
I day in town this week.
Two Christmas tree entertainments were held last week, the
English Church holding theirs in
Steward's Hall on the evening of
Wednesday, the 23rd, and the
Methodists theirs on the following evening in the church.
Wednesday evening Mrs. F.
H. Latimer, gave a very enjoyable party to a number of young
i people in honor of Miss J. Moore,
' of Vancouver, who has been visiting  at   her   home   for some
j weeks.    Miss Moore returned to
: the coast on Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Shatford
left on Thursday of last week
for eastern Canada and the
States. They were joined by
S. C. Smith at Vernon, and will
probably proceed as far south as
Mexico before they return, which
will be about the end of March.
Lequesne & Moore have moved
into their new and more commodious quarters on Smith St. The
new building is a credit to the
firm which will now be in a position to cope fully with the trade.
Besides stocking a complete line
of harness and saddles, both
harness and shoe repairing will
be done.
Treasurer's Statement B. C. Pruit
and Produce Exchange,
Oct. 31, 1908.
I ncorporating expenses. $ 687.58
Imperial Bank-
Open account $3592.51
Collat'l    "      2500.00   1092.51
Inventories ���
Stationery and labels
$ 720.05
Furniture.... 1450.50
Labels    591.84   2762.49
B.C. fruit growers      124.74
Accounts receivable  18559.85
Bad and doubtful debts   4774.15
Vancouver office        35.82
Central incorporation..     151.50
Total $28188.64
Capital stock $ 1565.00
Adjustment acct, 1907. 38.81
Chilliwack Farmers'Ex-
change, 1907 acct.... 1561.74
Kamloops F. G. Assn
1907 account  338.47
Accounts payable  1690.46
Amount due exchanges 25203.14
Difference in balance.. 261.18
Total $30658.80
Total Assets  28188.64
Net Loss $ 2470.16
A Happy New Year to all.
Angus Smith spent Christmas
with W. H. Crook and wife of
Maroon Valley.
Mrs. W. J. Forbes, of Hedley,
is spending the holiday season
at the home of her parents here.
About four inches of snow fell
in this neighborhood on Christmas day.
Messrs. J. S. McDonald and
H. W. Gough and their families
spent Christmas with R. L. Allen
and wife.
Wm. Hedges left here last
week for Grand Forks to spend
the balance of the winter there.
Carl Nelson and Hazel Allen
spent Tuesday with Edith and
Basil Farleigh.
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 & Railway Company, in the said Province.
I The Kettle River Valley Railway Co.
THE PENTICTON PRESS ! standing, for I say emphatically
: that he must be a man of high
issued   every   Saturday AT character or he could not be an
PENTICTON, B.C. BY alderman and a hotel  keeper at
the same time, as he was in the
town which he just left.   To say
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in that the  veraict of the licen,e
When yau think of building look
us up
Advance.    Foreign, $1.50.
Advertising Rates
c immissioners was a popular one
is to put it very mildly. Ninety-
nine men out of every hundred
you meet on the street are in
favor of it, and justly  so.     We
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c;
for each additional insertion, 25c
I.odjre Notices, Professional Cards, etc.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices-30 Hays, $5;   and flesh of another
h'O (lays, $7.
Legal Advertising;-First insertion, 1(
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, De. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, lirst insertion; 10c. pel
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements Rates arranged according to space taken.
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
in Kelowna believe in fair play ; j p;cturc Framing  a   Specialty.' I
why should we make fish of one
All changes in contract advertisements must be in the hands of tin
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
Criticised by the Kelowna Courier
The Kelowna Courier mildly
scores us for our recent criticism
of the  Kelowna   License  Corn-
two licenses and there is room
for a third, and when our city is
large enough to support the
fourth 1 hope we will get it. We
are a progressive people, Mr.
Editor, and you must excuse us
if we do not sco tit to drive good
citizens away from our town
simply because a few old women
and a handful of men who do
not like a drink of guid auld
Scotch. Weel, we air no speerin'
them but they mauna stop us fra'
doin' sae.
In conclusion, let me ask who
would refuse a license to a man
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.        Main St.
This is the season for Rubber Footwear, and so
that we will carry none over till next season we
shall clear out the balance of our stock . at reduced
For 30 Days Only
Best $5.50 Gents' Fine Shoes
for $4.00.
H.OLIVER'S Shoe Store.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
Men's Roll Edge "Granby," regular $1.25
Men's Storm "Dominion,
reduced to $1.00
jular $1.00
reduced to 85c
St. Saviour's Church, Fairview Avt-nue : Vicar
Kev. J. A. Cleland. Celebrati in uf H���ly Cm-
muni .n the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month
aftei LI o'clock matins; tin- 2,d Sunday at 8 a.
rn. Mornlnar prayer at 11 a.m. Evensong at
7:30 p.m.
Presbyterian services each Sunday in Steward's
Hall al tl a.m. ur 7:30 p.m. Rev. Jas. Hood,
Baptist services each Sunday in Steward's Hall,
at 11 a. in. or 7:3j p.m. Kev. A. S. Baker,
Presbyterian   and    Baptist    services    alternate.
morning and evening.
Methodist services i.i cliurch each Sunday at 11 a.
m.  and  7:3') p.m.;   Sunday  School 2:45 p.m
Prayer meetings S p.m. on Wfdm-sday.    Rev.
K. VV. Hibbert, pastor.
Sonne Peoples' Christian Union   meets  in   the
Methodist church every Tuesday at 8 p.m.
Ladies' Roll Edge "Granby,1
regular $1.00
reduced to 85'
es ant
Children's Storm Rubbers
Men's Railroad Rubbers, an extra heavy sole and
uppers; should last two
reasons;  regular $1.65
reduced to $1,45
A. F. & A. M. meet In Mason's Hall, Main St., 1st
Wednesday in each month at X p.m.
W. 0. VV. meet in Woodmens' Hall.  Kllis St.. 2nd
and 4th Saturday in each month at 8 p.m.
1. O. O. F. meet In Odd   Fellows' Hall,  Main St..
every Monday at B p.m.
L. O. L.   meet  in   Woodmen's   Hull  2nd  and   4th
Friday in each month at 8 p. m.
School Board mi els 1st Monday In each month
ut B p.m.
Board of Trade-Annual genera] moating, 2nd
Wednesday In .January of each year. General
quarterly meetings, 2.id Wednesday! in Janu-
ui-y. April, .luly and October at 8 p.m.
missioners for granting a third i t0 run a fjry g.00(js or gr0Cery
liquor license in Kelowna against 8tore or any other legitimate
what we believe to have been s business, and selling liquor is one
strong public opinion. It says, Lf thettl) Dut that don't compel
"Are conditions  in Penticton so : anvone t0 buv the;r  warea that
ideal that the Press can find no
reform at home for its trenchant
pen to advocate?"
We regret that the Courier has
taken such a narrow view of outright to discuss public questions.
The Press, although published
in Penticton, refuses to be confined within the limits of a single
t)wn and will continue to discus?
freely any public question it see?
lit, irrespective of territory. The
circulation of this paper is not
c >nfined to Penticton and we see
no reason why our comments
should be.
The Courier says that it wae
t'ie city council and not the commissioners who took the plebiscite in the former instance,
and that the council refused to
have one taken in this. Surely
the Mayor and one of the councillors, as members of the commission, had sufficient influence
with the council to induce it tc
grant another plebiscite had they
wished one. The Courier quotes
legal authority to show that the
commissioners were "appointed
��� not elected���to exercise certain
functions supposedly without
prejudice or partiality." One
would naturally expect that a
leading Liberal organ would
stand for democratic principles,
but, taking the legal authority
as quoted, was the granting of a
third license
opinion an impar
appear to any fair-minded person
to have been most partial to certain private interests. The fact
that commissioners are appointed
and not elected does not make
them any less responsible to the
citizens of a
governed country
don't want them.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, and
.ipoligizing for taking up so much
space, 1 remain yours, etc.,
Local Op'Jon.
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.
Phone 25.
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Ellis Street.
Dear   Mr.   Editor,-Permit
me to draw your attention to the j
fact that a great wave of tern-j AT   1     A     |\jr>el>gl"l"'c
perance   and   moral   reform   is "���   *���  '�����  l^^3Rilii o
sweeping   over   our   province, j	
From the  Rockies  to the coast! HrkfWev Sticks
islands, municipalities are organ-1 * '
ized, or being organized, for the j oKclteS,
purpose of signing petitions  to  polcg Paces
F,\TTi   riOTill^   Ranges, Cooking Stoves,
A ^.VJ^J^   UUIjJJ�� Seating Stoves.
TO   HAND Genera!     -     Hardware
the Government asking that a!
Local Option Bill be passed at'
the next session of the Legislature giving the people the right
to say whether they will have
the drink in their midst or not.
Such a law would enable the
people to vote yea, or nay, and
would be a fair way of dealing
with this question for British
We are asking that the majority rule and that the civic election
day be the day of voting in every
municipality and district asking
for it. This is no party question,
but the people's question. It has
no political axe to grind and it is
hoped the Government and Opposition   alike  will  endorse the
. ,.     ...    people's wish as will be expressed j
in the face ot public       .,      ���      4. *   1   f
,. .     i0   ;     .,, > by the signatures 01 electors,
lpartialact:   It will     ,���, . ,    c .���. ,
lnirty-nve   million   people   in1
the   United   States   are   living
under prohibition or local option
laws.     Oregon has closed   five
hundred saloons during the  last
fifteen months.     It is reported;
U. S. A. saloons are  c
the rate of thirty a day and  the
few men engaged  in  the  liquor1
business are  finding  good   em-i
ployment in better callings,while
millions of dollars are going into!
the  pockets and   homes of the'
business and working men.    ,
Thirteen hundred municipalities cast of the Rockies are under
local option law and are thriving
in business in consequence there-1
ofi Why should the beautiful
province of British Columbia be
behind eastern Canada and ridden by the liquor traffic ? Of all
large majority of, the citizens. I,theJ Canadian provinces  B.  C.
Hnw An von know 'rK'af ?     At ttiJ.nf��8 tlllS laW most'     lt �� a fair
proposition and one which must
commend itself to every fair-
minded man.
May I ask, Mr. Editor, for
the insertion, of this letter and
your endorsement of the principle
Christmas Goods.
Ellis Street, Penticton.
Penticton Bakery
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
Stage leaves for Keremeos, Hedley and Princeton, at 6 a, tn, tin Tueudaya, Thursdays and Sutur-
ilays. Beturnson Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays,
Stage leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 0:80 a. m. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
t> p. m.
Hours 9 a. m. to (i. p. m.
Registered Letter and Money Order wicket
closets 5 p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after mail is
Arrivals���Per Str. Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday 6 p. in.; Per staffe from Hedley, Keremeos, Olalla, Allen Grove, Oroviile, Fairview,
and While Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at fi p. m.
Closing"���For boat and stages: 8 p. m. daily except Friday and Saturday. On Friday 9 p. m.,and
for Monday's boat and stages- 8.45 p. m. Sundays.
Daily buth ways except Sunday.
7..'J" a. m	
6.27   "    	
8.62   "    	
ln.uii p. m.
11.10   "
3.00   "
4.46    "
6.00    "    .
... .ar..
. Sicamous  6.00 p.m.
.. Enderby  4.48   "
.Armstrong  4.08   "
...Vernon lv.... 3.30    "
.. .Vernon ar  2.30   "
Ok. Landing ...lv,,,, 2.16   "
Ok. Landing,   ar 11.00 a.m
.. Kelowna  8.20    "
. Peachland  7.26    "
Summerland  6.30    "
. Penticton  6.00   "
(We do nut hold ours
opinions of 1
To the Editor of Tin Pbntioton Prmi i
Dear Mr. Editor, In your
issue of Dec. l!)th you had an
article reflecting on the license
commissioners of this city, which
to say the least is very misleading. You say the license was
granted against the wishes of a
How do you know that ? At the
time the plebiscite was' taken- it
was Mr. Milligan who was applying for the license, and hisap-
plication was turned down, so .far
as the plebiscite teas concerned,
which I believe teas a just v.er-
Via Fairview
Loaves   Penticton   Tuesdays, Thurs-
,.' , i days and Saturdays at (i:;iu a.m., arriv-
Constitutionally I "' "*" "'   """"."""   "*w   "",08ln*   ac j ing at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
Another car of
McLaughlin    Carriages
Also a
Gar of  Cockshutt  Goods
Comprising the following :���
Adams'    Log   Trucks,   Adams'
To obtain this Silverware, all you have to do is to purchase 50c
worth of Golden West Soap (2 cartons) or Washing Powder; oi
25c.  worth of each,  AND ASK YOUR GROCER for a Silvei
GIV \vYllAplease you  WE!Plated TeasP��on FREE (which is worth at least 25c-)-thun cut out
j the coupon off the two cartons and send them to the Manufacturers
1a. T. ROBERGE. including 2c. for postage, and obtain another Silver Plated Tea-
���   spoon FREE.
In this way vour
Golden West Soap and  Golden  West
Washing Powder costs you
i a ii L^- ���
m responsible
espohdnhu )
Address:   Premium Department,
Standard Soap Company, Limited,
Calgary, Alberta.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
A. Barnes       - -       Prop.
PENTICTON,       -       -       BC.
Notary Public.
KELOWNA, - - B. C.
S. O. Land Company's   Block
'Phone 11.
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
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diet; but in Mr. Wheeler we have of *ivinff the Peor>le the right of
a very different man,  one whoifaying ye<s or no to the Question
bsfbreftne public.
Yours, etc..
D. Spencer,
Supt. Local Option.
Office, Vancouver.
ctme here very highly recommended by the people in the
prairie province, where he has
lived for a number of years. He
t >ok over this hotel in question
and tried to run a $1.00 per day
house and found he could not
make it pay without a license.
He has previously run a good
quiet house. Is it right to a man
of   Mr.   Wheeler's  ability   and
A prirl for general housework ;   pood
cook.    Apply between hours Vi and   1.
23tf Ellis Street.
Teaming   Trucks,   Adams'  one-
horse    Wagons    (low   wheels),
Adams' Lorries and Drays.
Cockshutt 3, 2, and 1-horse
Cockshutt Drag and Lever and
Spring-Tooth Harrows.
Cockshutt Wheel Scrapers and
Drag Scrapers.
Cockshutt 1-horse Cultivators.
Cockshutt Potato Diggers.
Also Bolster Springs, Light and
Heavy Harness, Sharpies Cream
Separators, I. H. C. Gas Engines,
Ideal Pumping Plants, etc.
Call and Inspect our Stock.
! And other reliable Companies represented.        Policies!
written up from
Your business solicited. F. H. LeQUESNE,
Mgr. Penticton Saddlery Co
')L".j.'l"?raKa��Br.M   .-..', .  .
Notary Public.
Large blocks with good water
rights, from $10.00 per acre.
10-acre lots wholly or partly
planted with trees bearing 1909.
10-acre lots near town, unimproved.
Acre lots, planted with fruit
trees or unimproved. Main St.
and other good locations.
Layritz Nurseries,
Victoria, B. C.
We have a fine stock of all the leading
varieties on hand.
All stock is propagated   from  friiitiijg
trees rendering practically no risk
regarding untrueness to name.
Write for catalogue
and price list to our lucal representative
Henrys Nurseries
Now growing tn our Nurseries for the
r��l I trmle: ���
90.000 Poach, Apricot, Nectarine*, Cherry,
Plum, Prune, Pear nnd Apple-mall
leading varieties.
100,000   Small   Fruit*.
lo.ooo Ornamental Treea In nil leading
varieties fur B. C.
Strictly home grown and not .subject to
damage from fumigation,
Stock of Bulbs to arrive in August from
Japan, Prance ami Holland,
Bee Supplies. Spray Pumps, Seeds, Etc.
110 page Catalogue Free.
Office, Greenhouses and Seedhouse :--
3010 Westminster Road.
1$. C.
D. W. Crowley
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Goods Delivered to any part of  the
Town on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday.
J. F. PARKINS, Manager.
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each of the seven. Then, stuffing a
lidlilt or two Into the wide pockets of
a duster, she hastened away.
Captain Oliver meanwhile had cleared the front room of his progeny and
summoned the surgeon. Lieutenant
Fraser and Matthews.
Matthews came at last As he entered the three men were struck by il
curious change In him. He was erect
find somewhat soldierly in his hearing;
be had let his Unit gl'uu linlii il rested
upon the handkerchief knotted about
his  throat,  while  his dress  now  aped
"/' demand an exact  account oi  your
that of the more picturesque scouts,
yet was still half military. Buckskin
trousers, down which at the outer
seams was a dripping of fringe, were-
tucked Into high hoots. Over his red
flannel shirt he wore a tunic or blouse.
also of buckskin, fringed the length of
the arms aud helled at tlie waist like
a hunting shirt. A vest no longer concealed his revolvers. Ills weapon"
were at his side, like a trooper's. In
one gauntleted hand he held a wide
gray hat.
"You want to see me. enp'n?" he
nsked. meeting that officer's look
"Yes." answered Oliver shortly, "I
demand an exact account of your time
for the past thirty-six hours, beginning with the evening after the departure of the command. I need not
tell you why I ask this, and I make no
apology for asking. There are reason*
for your wanting that old man over
there out of the way. Yon attacked
his house in the winter during his absence, when two defenseless women
were at home to repel your attack.
That lays you open to mistrust. 1 may
add that Lancaster's eldest girl regards you as her father's murderer."
As Oliver talked his woebegone face
hnd grown fierce and dark. Now he
rose. lifting clinched fists. "Murder,"
he cried, "under my very nosi> and
against a household that I had sworn
to guard!   Speak. Matthews, speak!"
Matthews screwed up his mouth
thoughtfully and looked Into space.
"Beginning the ev-ulng after the command left?" be said "I.et me see.
Why, I ain't crossed sluce the colonel
"Account for your time," repeated
"I messed at Bhikely's that night.
Afterward tne nnd Klppls had a little
"What game?"
"Ah!" At once Oliver sent for Ihe
sutler and the sergeant and, waiting
for them, trumped up and down.
When the men came he balled and
with pointed linger nuked' Matthews to
repent liis story. The Interpreter did so.
"Anil how long did that game Inst?"
demanded Oliver.
Without looking In Klppls' direction
the Interpreiei answered, "Till rev-
ell.v," he said.
Prnser grunted,  the surgeon smiled
broadly, hut the captain frowned.
|   "Of that. Inter," he said signiflcanc
ly.    "Klppls?"
i The sergeant stepped forward. "Hit's
hall true, sir." he faltered. It win
Klppls' misfortune always to look
11/ue guilty than he was. With Oliver's angry gaze upon him he flushed
redder than lire
Tile captain wns only half satisfied,
lie turned to the sutler "And you.
The sutler tin,I a round. Jolly figure���
a figure Hint wns it living advertisement nt th,' fa' producing quality of
his edible wares Al Oliver's question
ihal figure gave a Startled liounce, like
a kernel of corn nn a hoi grid. "True.
sir. true." he rowed hinds Ity nnd
roughed in apprehension behind a
"* filiiiii]> hand
the i iiptnlti lnoked i;i enlj from mnn
tn man     "Very  well." He1 said     Those
Thief wns carving hfs bride."
Tbe captain glanced at KYaser. The
hitter maided back.
"I remember." said Oliver slowly.
"Cards till  revelly."
The listening ollieers laughed.
I'.ut there was no softening of the
captain's face. "Who played with
Matthews indicated the sutler nnd
the sergeant by a sideways move of
tlie head     "Them two," be answered.
"True���true." And Blakely gave another lionnce.
"Tine's fnr's Hi know, sir."
The thirty-six hours were now covered. Oliver sat down. "That'll do. I
want Squaw Charley and the men who
have lieen on duty at the stockade (since
Ihe command left. Matthews, you
may go."
Matthews bowed. Blakely and the
sergeant saluted and the three withdrew Outside, beyond hearing, they
exchanged congratulatory shakes of
the   hand
"My. hut the dander!" breathed the
relieved suller. rolling his apple round
head     "I   was tbat scnlrt!"
"Make you bappreelate the K. Ho.
wen  you  got  'Itn."  returned   Klppls
Matthews shrugged his shoulders
pityingly    But'Be hau 'unfiling to say.
The three gone, Oliver had turned to
those with bim. < "A.complete alibi."
h�� said
"I knew It." said Fraser. "But 1
wauled you to get It tlrst hand."
"You knew?"
"Yes. sir And I hope you'll be easy
nn Klppls. He and Blakely have been
helping me keep tab on Matthews to
prevent the very thing that's happened." ... .7
An hour Inter a second group of men
gathered In the captain's front room.
These were the troopers for whom fhe
commanding officer had nsked. With
I hem enme Squaw Charley, linking in
his feathers, flinching at every look.
As Oliver appeared the wretched Indian was half dragged, half pushed
liefore him.        -     '.'.'      	
The examination wns short. The sentries who 1ind JriinUped the high hoard
walk vouched for Charley's constant
presence in the .Stockade throughout
the whole of the required time. The
guards lit the sliding panel lent corroboration. From sunup tlH1 taps of
the previous day Charley had fleshed
ut the hide of an elk. the scarred fury,
Afraid-of-a-Fawn. hanging over him
the while Both nights from taps ou
he hnd wntched outside the lodge occupied by the hag and an Indian girl.
Captain Oliver crossed to the hend
to tell Dallas' his results. "Matthews
hns witnesses who know where he was
every minute of the time," he said.
"Undoubtedly be had no active part In
this affairs."
"He knows about It. though." she
"Thnt  would  be hard to prove."
Before he went the captain proposed
certain defensive Improvements for the
shuck. She nccepled Iheni gratefully.
Later a carpenter nailed thick cleats
across the warped door, nnd the post
blacksmith put heavy lushes of iron
over the eyes of the shack,
At nightfall a detachment landed on
the east hank, divided nnd weut ou a
scout In opposite directions. It was
only part of Oliver's plan of guarding,
for he did one thing more- spoke plainly to Matthews in regard to the hend.
"I advise you to relinquish all claim
to the Lancaster place." he said. "I
shall allow uo warring on girls."
Matthews gave bis promise.
I luring Ihe tirst few days that followed Marylyn's heart bent pendulum-
like between grief and dread. It was
grief when In a moment of forgetful-
ues'S she fpund thai she had set the table for three or when, missing her father sorely���for in the past year he
had been much with her���she spoke of
him to I 111 lias At sucb time, with
sweet Impartiality, she mourned bim
as sincerely ns she hud mourned her
mother But ut night, when the de-
tuchment came back from its scouting,,
she felt a terrible dread-dread lest
the hunt had been successful and the
troopers should ride ueross the prairie
to the shack door bearing something
solemnly  home.
Tlinse first dnys pnst. however, tbe
sharp edge nt bin sorrow, ingethet
with her fears, wore gradually away.
She had the elastic spirit nf eighteen,
and she was Impatient of this new
heartache, which possessed none of the
I'litjinntlc nihilities of the old A doubt
of her lather's dentil, fostered by I>nI-
lus, grew until it became �� conviction,
He hud been taken away or lie had
lied: he would return Meanwhile,
though nothing could hnve Induced her
to leave the shack after dark. It fretted her sorely that In Ihe daytime she
was not permitted to go as far as tbe
Tbat restriction wns the only hard
shin that the elder girl allowed the
younger to bear Dallas believed that
their father had come to mortal hari!-v
but she never shared that belief witli
Marylyn.    -
"We got tn keep a stiff upper lip.
baby sister." she would say. with au
encouraging pat And her smile was
always hopeful and cheering.
Mrs. Oliver came daily aud spent her
time with Marylyn. She did not feel
Hint Dallas needed buoying���Dallas,
quiet, self poised and stanch Yet ait
the while'the elder girl was growing
wan under the strain, for having given
generously of her strength there was
no one from whom in turn she might
take And so her thoughts came often
to  be  of  the  one   who  had  faithfully
Lancaster had earned their dislike by
Insults open and celled and by his determination to cut his family off from
every friendly Influence The enlisted
men were even Inclined to treat bis
disappearance facetiously. When tbey
beard about the pole tbey declared thnt
in his fright over it lie hnd tired a shot,
cut a finger, broken a crutch and "lit
out." One wag announced that the
section boss was mired iu some alkali
niudhole; another, that he had been
bitten by a polecat: a third composed
some doggerel lines in which Lancaster
was described as having gone "over
the range." Notwithstanding this the
troopers had deep sympathy for the bereaved girls.
Oliver, never too popular they scored
roundly for his treatment of Matthews
nnd vowed to tlie latter thnt he hnd
ample grounds for walking off ami
leaving the whole shooting match, but
Matthews gently chided them, reminding them that any moment an Interpreter might be badly needed. Furthermore, he said, be would disregard
the unfairness shown him. for he knew
his duty.
Brannon was -still asking who nnd
why aud how In the Lancaster affair
when Squaw Charley discovered and
showed to Captain Oliver Ihe testimony thnt had In some way escaped
the scout. I'nder a willow clump on
the beach before Shanty Town wns a
well defined mark hi the sand. V shaped, long and quite deep. It was Ihe
mark left by the prow of a boat that
had been pulled out of the water and-
hidden nt the river's edge. It was almost certain proof of the route taken,
going and coming, by Lancaster's as-
But no absolute facts were unearthed. As the days slipped by this cruel
one liecame apparent-the section boss,
with his wild outbursts of anger, his
Implacable hatreds, his suspicions nnd
his tantrums of jealousy, was gone.
twelve hours :���;���
ninteii for. Mntth
watched    nvet    tilt
how   faithfully
wns   shown   him
��� I'lli   iii   planting
shown   by   ihe   fa<
hat  catastrophe
pule      "Tell   iik
Hli.'il   vou  did  yes
had   followed   swlf
ii ii   his  leaving.
iln\   from reveih
on "
And   In   hei   heart
"fled   out   for
"Slepl  till  stab
MM    '
1) 1 in
"1 know tliui's
-������     snld  Fraser
The tinged
��� furnished a
���Ai'iei fhat?!   '
nine   dir ������
union,   hut
"1    goes    into
ue   siuckade.     Little
the   glirtiMili   fen
,    ...id   over   It
CROSS the sky. a pule shining
ribbon, stretched the Milky
Way. The braves in the stockade were watching it. their
faces reverently upturned. They sat before their lodges In silent knots of two
or three or stood apart here and there,
shrouded in summer sheets of dressed
cowsklu and motionless ns statues.
When they mpyed. It was to'draw
heavily upon a pipestone howl and
waft the incense of kinnikinick toward
tlie glimmering strip overhead���the sacred road that leads the Sioux to the
happy hunting grounds.
One moon hnd passed since the signal smoke arose on Medicine mountain.
In that time, though they had fasted
and prayed, not a crumb of hope had
come, to feed their languishing spirits.
Truly It seemed as if tlie pied buffalo
were bringing them more than a gen-
eroUs share of III luck. The Interpreter,
told them only evil news���that all but
sixty of the pony soldiers had gone to
hunt.and kill 'Indians. As for the distant peak, from it had curled up no
news at all.
They gambled no more. They spoke
no more of the captive white women.
The four condemned brooded In their
wigwams, with eyes gloomy, with hair
unkempt. Among the squaws, hot discontent wns working. They greeted
even those who brought I hem rations
with black looks and menacing gestures. And all���warriors as well as
squaws���got up with the sun and paced
along the log walls like prisoned animals, wearing a deep rut Into the
Throughout the winter they had been
contented enough with their lot. In no
other winter bad they enjoyed such freedom from labor and care, such health,
comfort and abundant food. But now
���the grass was grazing high The
new leaves were opening. The willows
were in bud. The wild fowl were back
and nesting by the river and slough.
In lonely ravines the antelope kids
were bleating���proof that It was tbe
killing season of the prongborn. And
here the village was yet shut in a pen���
llke pigs!
Soon���it might be nny day���the four
chiefs would lie dragged out to die by
the rope. If the rest were sent away,
would It not be to some reservation?
And if by chance they got free? Their
ponies were gone Where could they
get others? Then It would he late In
the summer perhaps. On what would
their women aud children live? There
would he uo dried meal for pemmlciin,
no caches of roots or berries, no packed fish, no smoked tongue, no hackfnt
- nothing.    And nil would go hungry.
The post ROW how terrible was the
ferment among the hostage crew and.
following David Bond's last visit to
the stocknde. hnd used extra precautions, The officers' families never en
tered the sliding panel now. but climbed a ladder aud viewed the Indians
from Ihe safe height of the hoard walk
An armed escort went with the rations
on Issue days The sentry beats wen
halved, and the number of watchers
thus doubled. And every night n detail entered and rigidly searched each
lodge to see that uo brave was trying,
after the fashion of the badger, to burrow a way out. Squaw Charley alone
was exempt from any new ruling, for
he came and went when he -hose.
Yet he had changed in no less degree
than his brothers, though in a different
way. The word from Medicine mountain hnd been n blow to quiver under.
For months the outcast whose loyalty
the Plow Woman boasted had been
slipping from bis old time fealty to
her. made false by his dream of winning hack his rank. In a moment he
had seen his chance for honor wiped
out. Before him again there lay only
woman's work, curses, beatings and a
life with the dogs���even worse, to see
her whom he coveted going to Standing Buffalo!
He could benr the curses and the
cruelty. He could sit quiet under the
ridicule that outraged the childish vanity of his kind. He could thirst. He
could  starve.    But,   returning  to  the
roor one night, he had prowled" yearningly past ber lodge and had come
upon her and her new lover standing
cheek to (heck, close wrapped iu a
single blanket.
And so this night, while the warriors
watched the sacred track upon the sky.
he made his way to the river. For
there he meant 10 plead the Cod of
Pavid Bond, that be semi him a chance
for valor���a chance to slay. Out in
the starlight, therefore, be fell upon
his knees.
But before his simple mind had
framed liis petition there entered a
though' that puzzled and alarmed. He
pondered upon.it. ,Tue Cod of David
Bond was a Cod of peace, who frowned in awful nnger upon fighting nnd
bloodshed. The preacher had said so.
Had taught "Thou shalt not kill!" Had
tntlghl thnt UO answers were vouchsafed to wicked prayers, hut punishments instead. How. then, could a
prayer of that kind be sent to him?
The outcast was dismayed.
Then came a happier Idea. The Cod
of David Bond, being a Cod of peace,
why trouble his ear'.' Why nol pray
this one prayer for blood to Ihe great
spirit lie had served before-the great
spirit who marked out tbe destinies of
the Dakotas, who was ever Strongest
In times of war?
Hurriedly Squnw Charley got to his
feet and ran to the edge of the bank,
where there were climbing lengths of
grapevine. Degraded, he might not use
tobacco for a rite. But the great spirit
would understand, in ihe dark his
hands felt for nnd found u dry stalk,
lie snapped oiT u linger length of It.
A second to lake Hint and steel from
his buckskin pouch. Another to light
the bit of vine.   Then���
But he did not sit upon the ground
with crossed legs. Neither did lie pull
upon the vine. He let it go out instead.
And sank hesitatingly to his knees,
for. again, he had remembered!
David Bond had said: "The red
man's god Is poor nud stingy. He lets
his people wnnt und starve. He lets
enemies triumph over them and destroy. But the Cod of ihe white man
Is rich and good. See how generously
he gives to those who serve bim! Yet.
lest you anger bim, have none other
because he is u jealous God!"
He might not pray to either then!
lie lifted despairing eyes and saw
above him, divinely luminous, that
sacred path, glittering while with the
hastening spirits of Ihe dead.
He put a ragged sleeve across his
eyes to" shut nut the sight. It brought
a picture he longed to forget���tile terrible picture of his downfall.
It wus a spring day, and the I'nea-
papas, to make ready for battle, were
dancing tlie great sun dance. He was
the chief Moon Dog then, haughty as
any. brave as the next, given to warfare and the shedding of blood. In
the great tent it '..as he who led.
He was naked save for a loin cloth.
Coup sticks were braided in his hair.
Eagle feathers trailed from his scalp-
lock. The skin of his body wns hidden
beneath devices.
He signified n wisli to suffer wound-
lug, to hnve willow wands run through
the Mesh of his buck Standing Buffalo
was dancing beside bim, and It was
that.warrior's knife which leaped from
Ils beaded sheath to do Ihe culling.
Aud then the wounds weakened the
chief Moon Dog. The wands lore his
llesh past all power to endure, and he
knew uothlng, but when the squaws
brought him to life again they told him
Hint, like u squaw, he bad pleaded for
mercy and wept!
For this lie was branded, spat upon,
east out and cursed. For ttils be had
gone hungry. Scoured kettles aud herded wilh the dogs
David Bond hud come telling him of
one who was bruised, reviled and
nailed to a tree Thai one was tlie
Cod of the white man. Broken in
spirit. Squaw Charley had accepted
Yet��� what had the new Cod done for
hhu? Wns his work lighter? No!
Was the food not the castolT's still,
fouled by ihe touch and ihe tongues
of others and by the dirt of the pen?
Yes. If the new (Ind was good, why
had he not saved Ihe evangelist?
The soul of Squnw Charley totlered.
Overhead a high sailing crane bugled But to the outcast the lonely
night cry seemed supernatural, u bull
from one of the departed
lie uncovered Ills eyes and looked
up Above libit stretched the pule,
Shilling ribbon of Hie Milky Way
Again the crane sounded lis rousing,
guttural cry lie shook himself us If
lo free his body from u chain
Once more he took out Hint ami
sleel and III the lilt of grapevine I'lieo
he sank to the prairie, where he crossed Ills legs like n brave Now wilh
deep breath he drew upon Ihe stem.
���Ills nostrils filled he lipped hack 1,1!
hind and from them, upward to tho
path, sent "ti ,th upo" wreath of i
adoring >u
"f\ |S"E morning iu early July Mas
*^J thews came swaggering into
the post barber shop, his air
that of u man who is mightily
pleased with himself. "Bill," said he
as he flung off blouse aud hat, "wisli
you'd mow down this stubble of
The barber set nbout stropping a
razor. "Don't want your mane trimmed?" he Inquired, "Strikes me���chit's pretty long."
The interpreter loosened the collar of
his shirt and took a chair. "Never you
mind about my mane," he answered.
"It's just ns long 's I want it. You
turn loose on my chin." He leaned
back til elevate a pair of bright topped
boots. I
The other directed liis gaze upon the
sharpening blade. "Do you happen t'
know Portugee?" be asked humbly.j
"One of the boys Is loony on a gal at
Bismarck that he ain't writ to for a
S'eijr.   She's Portugee"���
Matthews  gave   u   dismissing   wave
of the hand. "I snvvy English and
most Injun." be said: "none of them
fancy languages, though. I beeu to
school only a week in my hull life.
That was down iu Omyha. and one
week was plenty." At the remembrance he shook with silent laughter.
"That week, as 1 say, was 'nough for
me. The teacher���she was a lady,
mind y'���tries to tell me that it's the
same blamed sun we see comin' up every morniu'. 'Look n-here, now,' I
says: 'Don't we git a new moon onct
In a while? Then, what's the matter
with bavin' a change of sun?' Well,
that plumb stumped her. She shut up."
The barber wus now ready for operations, so Matthews adjusted his shoulders, closed his pink lidded eyes and
followed the suit of his nonplused
Bill felt there wns something hv
the wind and longed to question Matthews, yet dared not. The interpreter,
formerly so feared and eveu disliked,
by the enlisted men, was now regarded
iu B troop as a generally misunderstood
nnd maligned Individual���this In consequence of the Lancaster Inquiry;'
hence he wns playing the role of injured innocence und seriously Hiking
himself for a popular hero. lie was
more cocksure and conceited thnn ever
before and more prone to brag and
bully. Scraping diligently away tbe
barber shuddered at the thought of
even letting the razor slip. I
Klppls was less respectful. He entered when Matthews wus rising, all
redolent of hay rum. and surveyed the
latter in mock amaze, "My, ho, my!"
he cried. "Hain't we bloomin' fine!" I
Matthews wriggled those faiut lines
upon his glistening forohead that served
for eyebrows. "You go soak your
head," he retorted.
"And no gun lion Ms 'lp," went on,
the sergeant. "But w'y,.ho, w'y does
'e wear red shirts?"
The Interpreter spraddled out his
legs. "Folks git rich miudiu' their
own business." lie said meaningly.
Klppls could not forego a last gibe.
"Person 'd halmost think you's goin'
spat-kin'," he declared.
Matthews gave a start, and his keen:
eyes shot a searching glance at tbe
sergeant's smiling countenance. What
he read there reassured him. The otb-i
er was bantering without a notion that
he approached the truth.. The interpreter shrugged jiml stalked out. With-'
in the hour he wus on his way to the
He did not go to the shack, however.!
From the cotton woods lie spied Dallas
at work in the corn, so he directed his
steps thither. She did not see him.
Her back was toward the river, and
the sun. was glinting on her swinging
hoe. Beyond her. on a picket rope,
was Simon, the bull. He was traveling in a restless circle and sending
lonesome blasts across the deserted
prairie. He alone saw the interpreter
and paused iu his rounds, head raised
and eyes bulging Inquiringly.
Dallas weeded on, unconscious of a
visitor. The coin was shoulder high
now and bearded. Its long leaves
swayed and whispered, coveting the
sound of Matthews' approach. But
when he was yet some rods off a flock
of ground sparrows rose before him
witli startled twitters. At that she
looked back. The next instant she
hnd caught up the Sharps.
Matthews halted and lifted his hat,'
displaying hair pasled down to a silky
smoothness.   "I ain't got no gun." be
said quietly.   "1 jus' come for to have
a talk."
She made no answer.
The Interpreter shifted from foot to;
foot and mopped his forehead.  "I alius
been sorry for what I done las'  winter," be went on.   "I was a blame fool
to   come   scarin'   you   gals���ought   to1
knowed better.    But, you see, when 1
started   nobody   told   me   there   wus
women folks over here." j
Dallas took a deep breath.
"I wan led to tell you." continued
Matthews. "And���and 1 wanted to
say I feel sorry about you' losiu' your'
pa. Now he's dead, I wouldn't take
this here land If you come to me und
ftnys, 'Nick, It's youru." That's jus'
the way I, feel���yes, ma'am. I savvy
how to treat a lady, Miss Lancaster,
gentlemanly and honorable."
"You talk nice," commented tbe girl.
Ills looks faltered from hers. He
gave his hard laugh. "You're a little
out of temper," he said soothingly.
"That's nil turn I, though. You had a
1 it of trouble."
"My trouble's all owing to you," sbe
answered passionately, "und I'll thank
.'.on in go   right now."
He put out ii >i;iiii] In expostulation.
Mus' n minute," he begged. "You
done me wrong, hut | dou't hold It
i gin yon .Ins' believe I didn't hurt
; nir pa And I admire you and your
i Ister, sure I do By golly! You're
I lamed sandy!"
"You take big chances to come here "
"Now \iiss Lancaster!" His chin
sank. He wagged his head dolefully,
Then, whether from warmth or a desire to display the glories of his raiment, he took off his blouse
As he talked in a half whine that
was meant to he placating Simon suddenly became a more interested spectator. He began to revolve ngnln, and
at the very cud of his rope, slipping
around with tigerish gracefulness, or,
the rope taut, he halted us near us possible to the two in the corn, stamped
one . forefoot angrily nnd shook his
curly head. There, a bold affront, was
that blot of glaring scarlet. It awoke
lu him a long slumbering Inst for tight.
But the Interpreter did uot remark
the bull. After repealed praise and
condolence he had arrived at the main
object of his visit.
"I got a proposition to make you,"
he wus saying the while he cooled
himself with his hut. "It's jus' this.
and it puis u' end lo the hull row-
yon und me will I'orglt what's past
anil done. Eh?" lie paused impressively and threw out nn unn toward
the shuck.    Smoke was curljug out of
the chimney. A Cender figure was
flitting to and fro within the open door.
"And if I come to see the little one
maybe it'll be O. K.?" To make himself clearer he touched a bund to his
mouth and wafted toward the house a
smacking kiss.
Sudden fury seized Dallas. Her lips
A few rods away wns nnother ns furious, one whose eyes  were as red us
The hull was nt his heels.
the Interpreter's.    Simon  wns pawing
with  alternate  hoofs and  tossing dirt
nnd   grass   Into   the   air.     Wilh   each
stroke he gave a sullen rumble.
"Now," proceeded Matthews, speaking from one side of his mouth, "you
and me wouldn't jibe." He giggled
with a feeble attempt at mirth. "But
your sister, she's a nice little gal, and
she'd like me.    I'm"���
Ho got no further nor was Dallas
given time to reply. A resonant blare
rang through the lanes of corn. Then
came the sound of trotting. They
turned, to behold Simon advancing.
He had jerked up the picket pin!
Matthews saw his peril. With a
curse of alarm he dropped coat and
hat nnd made for the coulee.
But to no use. The sight of that fleeing red maddened the bull. His feet
stretched to a gallop, his broad horns
lowered until his muzzle touched the
grass, his tail sprang out to the level
of his curly bnck. With tlie picket
rope hissing across his flanks and with
no eye for his mistress he bore dowi'i
upon the hapless Matthews.
"Shoot him! Shoot"- screamed
Matthews. The bull was at his heels.
With quick I bought   he side slepped.
It gave him u brief respite; but.
since Simon went on lor a space and
then wheeled, il also cut him off from
the coulee lie tore toward the shuck,
now. After him. tether whippin;
Riming the stalks, charged the bull.
Again the Interpreter side stepped,
jnsi iu lime and wilh ihe dexterity of
u nnitudore. Hut Simon wns more alert
nnd came nbout like u cow pony, emitting terrible bellows. Matthews lied
toward Dallas l!is face wus a sickly
green. His hall' wns loosened and
waved backward In the sun.
"Simon!" cried Dallas us the two
went by.
Mntthews wns winded, and when thu
hull's hot breath lunncl his back for
the third time he resorted to strategy.
Once more slopping aside nud escaping the sharp bonis by less than a
fool, he followed, und. lu desperation,
seized Simon by Hie mil.
And now fhe bull's nnger wns suddenly changed to I'eill'. liis desire to
horn that scarlet Ihltlg became a desire
to gel rid of it V.iih n bawl of terror
he darted this \ ay ni,d lhat. trying
to shake himself free and swinging
Matthews clear of the ground. This
method failed, At once he adopted
new tactics Bellowing he raced away
through Ihe corn drugging Ihe Inter-
'prefer astride of Ihe s:al!;s. plowing
tip the eili'tl) wl:!i Iii.ij rolling him feet
first or sidelong down the rows: hut,
like grim death nud with raucous
oaths. Matthews hung on
Out of the corn to ihe coulee road
they went when Simon saw the grove
al the lauding Among those trees
many a pestering htiffalu Hy had been
outwitted! Ihere. where grapevines tangled, many a mosquito hud been rubbed away Quick us il Hush Slinoii
made for the cut. with Matthews com-
hut breiithle-'slv after
(To hi�� rnnt.inil#vl.l
Notice la hereby given thnt wo will prosecute
any person or persons found hunting or treipasd-
iiiK upon our propei-Licti.
I). GlLbEiPIE.
W, J. GlbLEsPIE,
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 pur-
the following described aid :
Commencing at a post p'anted at the
southwest corner of Lot 3952, 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. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., JANUARY 2, 1909.
The thermometer has been below zero the last four nights but
there is very little snow.
The Owl skating rink is open
every night from 7 till 11. Mr.
Coulthard has installed a new
light, of 400 candle power, and
things will be humming around
With the Christmas tree presents, and the costumes for the
masquerade on the 31st, it seems
as though whenever one turns
around there is some person with
a guilty expression hiding something.
Contracts have been let for the
construction of a dam across the
slough on the old D'Arcy place,
recently purchased by the Dewd-
ney Canadian Co., and also for
the getting out of logs. It is
understood the mill will be moved
W. C. McDougal is getting out
a good quality ol* coal. He has
about completed a wagon road to
the mouth of the nit and will be
able to supply all demands. I
hear the price will be about $1.50
per ton at the pit.
A number of men supposed to
be in the employ of the G. N. R.
have been prospecting a coal
seam on the Similkameen a few
miles below Ashnola lately.
The railway grade is about one
and one-half miles below Princeton. They are working about
300 men. But it is a mistake to
assume that railroad construction
invariably makes lively times.
This place is quiet.
W. H. Thomas leased his hall
to the Princeton Lodge, No. 52,
I. O. O. F., on a two years'
Thomas Bros.' store is undergoing big improvements in the
way of a glass front and considerable extra floor space.
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100.oo to $125. oo per
acre. All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150. oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
Mrs. (Dr.) Robertson left on
Tuesday morning for Portage la
Prairie, Man., to spend the winter with her sister. Mrs. Bally.
Miss M. McLaughlan accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Taylor to
their home in Summerland, Saturday evening, to spend the
Mr. and Mrs. Helmer, of Summerland, spent Christmas at the
home of her father, Mr. Pope.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Moore, of
Summerland were the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. Town for Xmas.
Mrs. Scaife and children, ofj
Naramata, were the guests of!
Mr. and Mrs. Gummow from [
Thursday until Saturday.
The Presbyterian S.  S.   held
thein   Christmas   entertainment I
Wednesday evening; the Baptist:
on Christmas eve, and the Methodist on Monday evening of this
Special music was rendered at i
the opening of the English church
here Sunday, morning and even-|
Mr. O. H. Pollard arrived last
week to spend a holiday with his j
family here.
Jno. Wright is remodeling his
The Board of Trade at a recent
meeting elected the following
officers for the ensuing year :
President, Wm. Logan ; vice-
president, T. N. Ritchie ; secretary-treasurer, J. A. Morrin.
We are pleased to note that
Mr. Douglas is improving.
Chas. Pope came down from
Vernon for Xmas.
The Girls' Club realized $20.00
at the entertainment given last
week in the Hall.
Misses G. and V. Gummow
were visitors at the home of Mrs,
Scaife, Naramata, last week.
J. R.
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.
Smith Street lot $200, good business location, for quick sale.
7 roomee 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, 24 miles south, good hay land, only
10 Acres, near Dog Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,000.
OFFICE,   -    Main Street
������i"" ������"
Bmg "��� ������������mr'
FRUIT TREES-Well-grown stock.
La-ge 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, LS. C.
Look over your supply of printing, 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
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 and white wove papers, envelopes, bill heads, note heads, statements, card boards, business and calling cards, wedding
cabinets, invitation cards, memorial and programme stationery, book, cover and poster papers. We can print you bank cheque forms on
safety paper, deed or agreement forms, private postcards, articles of incorporation for joint stock companies or anything else you may require.   ^
CALL ON       THE   pENT|CT0N   pRB;S
Advertise your Town by paying close attention to your advertising space.
1 f. "T.3UL J_ J /TV I
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