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VOL. 3.   No. 21.
PENTICTON. B.C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1908.
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'CTqria   b. C-   ,; $1.00 Per Year In Advance
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEAD  OFFICE, TORONTO ESTABLISHED  1807
B. E. WALKER, President Paid-Up Capital, $10,000,000
ALEX. LAIRD, General Kana-er | Reserve Fund, -       5.000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
BANK MONEY ORDERS
ISB .1 .) / r THE  FOLLOWING RATF<i:
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"   % 10        " " $30       10 cents
"   43J        " " J50       15 cents
These Orders are payable at par al every office cf a Cliarlered Rank in Canada
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points in the United States. They
are negotiable at $4.00 le tlie �� sterling in Great Blitain and Ireland.
They form an excellent method cf remitting small sums of money with safety and
at small cost, and may be obtained without delay. 1 IU
Penticton Branch     -    -    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
VERNON POLICE
COMMISSION
Censure   Penticton    Press
Charge of Police Taking
Bribes.
A Grandmothers' Meeting.
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A. B. Campbell. A. E. Kay.
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(Successors to Penticton Lumber Syndicate)      (j|j
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but an order noise doesn't
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5 GET OUR PRICES BEFORE BUYING. ��
�� TyrE want the Cash Trade, and to  secure  it  will give  one   Photo ���
A \X/    Coupon on our famous Cosmos Studios for every 25c.  purchase i
m       * *      (with the exception of our Weekly Bargains)  150 coupons will I
f entitle bearer to 12 Photos of himself, and 1 Enlargement free. I
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Penticton Saddlery Go.
(Successors to KENT & SON)
All kinds of
Harness and Harness Supplies
Boots, Shoes, and Harness Repaired
ON THE SHORTEST NOTICE.
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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. We make a specialty of keeping
good horses, safe rigs, carrful drivers and also saddle and pack horses.
We are also putting in Hay and Grain for sale, and as we buy for cash
we get the best rates and our patrons get the benefit.
Special  Attention To The  Wants Of Commercial  Men.
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Penticton Stage and Livery
Stables.
Stage Connects with Steamer "Okanagan" at Penticton, with Great Northern
Railway at Keremeos, and with stage to Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at 6 a.m
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.
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CHRISTMAS
Is just a few days off and the thoughtful housekeeper will
be making her preparations. In anticipation of her wants
we have laid in a supply of Fruits, Peels and Spices. These
are all fresh, of excellent quality, and the prices right.
Currants and Raisins 2 pkts 25c.
Orange, Lemon, and Citron Peel, mixed 25c. lb.
New Table Figs  20c. lb.
Spices 15c. pkt.
A.   H. WADE,
Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, Furnishings
Agent for Giant Powder Co.
(From the Vernon News)
On Friday evening the police
commissioners, consisting of
Mayor Timmins, Aid. Glover and
Mr. Jas. Stodders, met to investigate certain charges laid against
Chief of Police Edwards and
Constable Bailey by the Penticton Press a couple of months
ago. The meeting would have
been held earlier, but had been
postponed from time to time
owing to the absence from the
city on different occasions of
certain of the commissioners and
the chief.
It will be remembered that
two men named Stanley and Barrett had informed the Penticton
Press that the Vernon police had
taken bribes from a gang of men
running gambling games here
during the exhibition week, and
that he had given one of the
gang a letter of introduction to
the Kelowna chief of police starting that he was a " perfect
gentleman."
Chief Edwards made a statement to the effect that he had
had nothing to do with the games
of chance, the fair ground being
out of the city limits and beyond
his jurisdiction. The money
transaction he easily explained
as follows: Constable Bailey had
received for safe keeping from
"Irish Mike" an I.O.U. for $160
being acknowledgment for that
sum deposited by Mike in the
safe of the Okanagan Hotel.
Mike had given it to the constable
to keep for him as he said he
distrusted his associates, and
when Bailey went off duty in the
morning he handed it over to the
chief. The chief gave it back to
Mike and saw Mr. Sigalet of the
hotel count over the money and
hand it to Mike. Stanley and
Barrett had seen this, and this
he supposed was the basis ol
their charge that he had received
money from Mike. Previous to
this Barrett and Stanley had told
the chief that they had a claim
on this money and if he would
get it from Sigalet and give it to
them they would give him half.
This, the chief refused to do.
Mike had told him that these
men were crooks and were planning to rob Jacques' jewelry
store. He had noticed them in
'��� the back alley, and had run them
; out of town as suspicious charac-
Uers. They had doubled back
' into the city, and he had again
! hunted them out of Chinatown.
H2 had warned the authorities
I at Kelowna concerning them,
and, as "Irish Mike" had put
I him on their track, he had written Chief Hidson, of Kelowna,
to the effect that Mike was a
gentleman and worthy of consideration.
Aid. Glover and Mr. Stodders
said that while the intentions of
the chief may have been all
right, it was hardly judicious to
act as he had done in this connection.
Constable Bailey said that it
was entirely untrue that he had
ever received any money by way
of bribe from this gang. He admitted, however, that he had
taken a part one evening in one
of the games which was a game
of skill and not of chance, and
by accurate pointing with a stick
had won two knives, which, as
he had no use for them, he afterwards sold back for $5.00.
Mayor Timmins cautioned the
policemen against taking any
part in games in future, nor, unless under very exceptional  cir
cumstances, to receive money for
safe keeping: and under no circumstances to give letters of
recommendation to such people,
as it laid them open to all sorts
of suspicion and  misconception.
After considering the matter
at some length the following
resolution was passed:
Moved by Mr. Stodders and
S3Conded by Aid. Glover, that
the commissioners, after thoroughly investigating the charges
raised by the Penticton Press of
Sept. 20th, have to express their
surprise and dissatisfaction that
any newspaper such as the Penticton Press should publish such
statements respecting the Vernon police force, simply upon
statements made by a set of
crooks who had been turned out
of the city, and the commissioners have every confidence in the
police officers.-Carried.
Eugene Knox Entertains.
Those who were fortunate
enough to attend the entertainment given Monday night by
W. Eugene Knox, under the
auspices of the Local Option
League, were without an exceo-
tion lavish in their praise of the
gifted impersonator. The attendance was rather small, owing
no doubt to the late arrival of
fie Str. Okanagan that evening,
it having been expected that Mr.
Knox would arrive by that boat.
He, however, got here early,
having come from Summerland
by the Maud Moore.
The entertainment consisted
largely of the rendering of selections, both humorous and
pathetic, by standard authors.
The Swede, the German, the
deacon, the squire, the dude
were portrayed as natural as life.
Mr. Knox can keep his audience
in convulsions of laughter or
move them to tears at will. At
his next appearance in Penticton
he will, undoubtedly, be grejted
by a full house.
Scotch Concert.
A Scotch concert was given by
the Presbyterian Church at Summerland on Monday evening.
Empire Hall was well filled by
spectators, many of those present
being from Peachland, Naramata
and Penticton. Those from the
outside points also contributed
very extensively to the program,
which consisted chiefly of Scotch
selections, vocal and instrumental, the bagpipes playing an important part in the latter. The
stage was very nicely decorated
with Scotch plaids, and nothing
was wanting to make the setting
realistic, except the smell of the
haggis. A very acceptable Scotch
chairman was also provided in
the person of the pastor, Rev.
Jas. Hood.
After the programme was finished the seats were, cleared
away and a considerable number
remained for a dance. Dancing
was continued until about 1:30
a. m.
Refreshments were provided
the visitors, and those who took
part in the programme, at the
home of R. H. English.
Galarneau &
McKenzie
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
When  you   think   of   Building
Look us up.
ADOLPHUS GALARNEAU  W. A. MCKENZIE
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that we will prosecute
Any person or persons found hunting or trespaaa-
ing upon our properties.
W. M. GILLESPIE,
D. GILLESPIE,
W. .!. GILLESPIE.
Y. C. KITI.EY.
8-18 JOHN PKATUEU.
Local and Personal
A. J. Colebank is having some
; improvement  work  done on his
house.
Born-On Thursday, Nov. 26,
to Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Thomson.
1 a son.
Thos. Hereron, of Kelowna,
spent a day or two in Penticton
this week.
For skates and Christmas sup-
' plies, go   to  Jos. A.   NESBITT'S,
Ellis St.
Jas. A. Schubert has returned
to Hedley after spending about
a week here.
Miss M. Clement, of Kelowna,
is at present visiting her brother
W. J. Clement.
The Young Peoples' Union are
taking steps to establish a public
reading room.
Dr. and Mrs. Bell-Irving, of
Vancouver, are guests at the
Hotel Penticton.
Mrs. Mitchell and daughter of
Naramata, are at present visiting Mr.   and  Mrs.   H. Huycke.
Mr. Glass, of Kelowna, was a
guest of H. S. Laidman and family during the early part of the
week.
The English Church, with its
new addition, is a very attractive
looking building since it has been
painted.
The new scow for the dredge
was launched on Okanagan river
last week. It was christened
the "Laurier."
There were twenty-three deg-
grees of frost registered Monday
night. This is exceptionally
cold for this season.
The Literary again failed to
materialize this week. We suggest that a special meeting be
called to reorganize.
All the Boards of Trade in the
Okanagan are co-operating with
a view to having the daily boat
service resumed on Okanagan
Like.
F. H. LeQiesne has rented a
house from Jas. Mahoney on
Main St., and will move his family from Peachland in a few
weeks.
E. O. Atkinson has not been
able to attend to his duties as
postmaster lately, owing to illness. J. W. Armstrong has
been taking his place.
Active preparations are being
made for the Tennis Club dance
on Friday, the 11th. Tickets
may be obtained from members
of the club or the secretary.
Wm. Hespler, of Summerland,
visited Penticton twice during
the past week. He is most favorably impressed with the town
and its prospects  for the future.
J no. Orr is having a 24x30
cottage built on Ellis St. near
Mr. Parkins' home. This residential portion of the town has
received some very important
additions during the past few
months.
LeQuesne & Moore, who recently bought out Kent & Son's
business are having a new building erected on Smith St. on tre
site of the one burned. It will be
somewhat larger than the old
building.
M. C. Kendall and W. T. Corbishley left on Tuesday for England where they will spend
about three months. Mr. Corbishley will spend a few days in
The bazaar given   by the W.
A. of St. Saviour's church last
: Saturday   afternoon    proved   a
great money maker, the proceeds
1 totalling $235.    The sum will be
added to the building fund.
The Penticton Press is one
dollar per year in advance.
The total number of pupils attending the public school last
month was 137, there being 42
in Division I, 45 in Division II,
and 50 in Division III. The
actual attendance was 119.55. If
the attendance continues to run
up, a fourth teacher will have to
be provided for in the near
future.
Johnny McLean, a halfbreed
who is suspected of murdering
Michelle Lakemp near Kamloops,
and who escaped across the
boundary, was on Monday
brought to Penticton and taken
jn to Kamloops the following
morning. He was decoyed across
the boundary in the vicinity of
Oroviile and captured by Const.
Burnaby.
In response to numerous requests Mr. E. S. Lake, a gradu-
of the "Dunn-Dan Creedon"
school of Boxers, has decided to
open a class for pupils for a three
months course during the winter.
Gentlemen from 16 to 50 years
of age in and around Penticton
will thus have the opportunity of
becoming proficient in the noble
science brought right up to date,
apart from and free of all objectionable surroundings. Terms,
etc., apply early at Lake's Store,
Main Street.
Chief of Police Edwards made
a successful raid on a Chinese
gambling house on Saturday
night, and on Monday morning
six Chinamen were brought before Magistrate McGowen and
fined for the offence. Three of
these contributed $21.00 each to
the civic treasury; one, an onlooker, was taxed $20.00; while
the owner of the establishment.
Quen Kow, was fined $50.00.
The total amount of the fines
collected was $164.50.���Vernon
News. (Are there no white
gamblers in Vernon ?���Ed.)
British    Columbia    Won    Gofd
Medals.
London, Nov. 27. The Colonial Fruit Exhibition was opened
yesterday by Lord Strathcona.
British Columbia had a grand
show, carrying off the gold
medal for apple display, and ten
subsidiary medals. The subsidiary awards were : Silver and
gilt knightian medal ��� Kamloops
district; Kaslo District Horticultural Association; Thomas Earl,
Lytton.    Silver knightian medal
Summerland district; Mrs. J.
A. Smith, Siiences Bridge. Silver banksian medal Salmon
Arm farmers' Exchange. Bronze
banksian medal Victoria district; Salt Spring Island; James
Johnstone, Nelson; James Gartrell, Summerland ; Chilliwack
district.
Ontario and Nova Scotia governments also won gold medals
for collections of fruit. Nova
Scotia also won 14 subsidiary
medals.
Winnipeg and   Mr.   Kendall in
Ottawa en route.
Rev. R. J. Mclntyre, of Summerland, will preach in the
Methodist church Sunday morning. There will be no service in
the church in the evening. Rev.
R. W. Hibbert will conduct service in Keremeos and Hedley.
FOR SALE
Four lots; two cabins; woodshed; hen
hoise, and household furniture. Price
$1,000.   Apply 19-4
MRS. PERC1LLA SAUNDERS.
FOR SALE.
Six ger.tle milch cows; fresh in.  Apply
JOHN  MATHISON,
19-1 Okanagan Kails, B. C.
FOR SALE
Heavy team harness, saddle, drag
harrows, one-horse cultivator, scythe,
and grindstone.   ���
W. H. T. SWINTON,
21-J Assignee. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. DECEMBER 5, 1908.
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A Thorough Investigation?
An article appearing in the
Press dated Sept. 20, and containing certain charges againsl
the Vernon city police, has at last
resulted in an inquiry by the city
police commissioners. An account of this enquiry (the term
"investigation" being inappropriate) appears on the fronl
page, as a re-print from the Vernon News of the 26th ult. A
more detailed account was published in the Okanagan on the
21st. ult.
While the characters of the
gentlemen comprising the Ver-
iun police commission are above
reproach, and nobody would foi
a moment attribute persona
motives to any of their public
acts, one cannot help smile al
the childlike simplicity of these
men. Such simplicity one would
think should have been outgrowr
after nearly a score of years'
residence within the bounds ol
this province. Does a "thorough
investigation" consist of summoning those against whom the
charges have been made, asking
them a few questions and hearing only one side of the story ?
The attitude of the commission
was clearly, though doubtless
Unintentionally, betrayed by the
remarks of Mayor Timmins on
opening the commission. He
said, as reported in the Okanagan, that the reason why the
commission had been convened
was to investigate certain charges
which had been preferred against
the Vernon police force by a
ouple of fakirs known as Stanley and Barnett through the
columns of the Penticton Press.
In such an utterance the Mayor-
assumes too much. Does a
British court judge a man before
he has been tried ? Who told
Mayor Timmins that Stanley and
Barnett were fakirs? Police Edwards. Who told Police Ed-
���wards? "Irish Mike." Whowas
"Irish Mike?" A man who conducted a gambling elevice. Surely the Mayor and the members
of . the commission who introduced the vote of censure upon
the Press ought to have better
grounds upon which to base their
remarks and subsequent actions.
What right had a Vernon constable to run two men out of
town because a gambler called
them thieves, or because they
were seen in a back alley? He
had no more right than the
police at Penticton would have
to run Commissioners Glover and
Stodders out of Penticton if he
found them anywhere except on
Main St. "Irish Mike" and the
Vernon police seemed mighty
anxious to get Stanley and Barnett out of the way, and it was
etsy enough to trump up a
charge. Chief Edwards says
he had no jurisdiction over the
fair grounds, they being outside
Ihe city limits. Had he no jurisdiction over the streets of the j
city either, or the Okanagan
Hotel, when in the evening "Irish
Mike" conducted his game there?
The police deny having taken
part in "games of chance," and1
the commissioners do not appear
ti be clear as regards the nature
nf the games: The article in the
Puess did not refer to the games'
is "games of chance." They
,vere nothing of the kind. It
lesignated them " sure thing
rames." Police Bailey calls the
game in question a game of skill,
and such it was. but of skill altogether on the part of the operator of the game. Suppose, for
instance, that the number 29
were a lucky number and the
lumber 21 unlucky. A number
>f cards with figures on the reverse side of them are arranged
before the player. He points
with a stick at one of them and
it happens to be the card with
29 on it. The operator takes
lown the card, holds his thumb
over the globe of the 9 and shows
the player 21. Certainly it was
a game of skill.
We are willing to accept the
excuse offered by the commissioners for not holding the enquiry sooner, despite the fact
that ewer two months have
elapsed since the affair under
liscussion took place, and it
would be much more difficult to
ret direct evidence upon the
c.tse than at the time. Nevertheless, if the charges had been
"thoroughly investigated" the
facts might have been arrived
at. Why were Stanley and Barnett not sent for ? Why was not
special constable Greggs called?
Might not Mr. Siglet of the Okanagan Hotel have thrown some
light on the case? Where was
this "perfect gentleman," "Irish
Mike"? Was he, or was he not,
an escaped convict? On the surface, at least, it looks as though
the commissioners were not at
all anxious to probe this affair
to the bottom. It might have
reflected badly upon the police
commissioners had all the facts
been made public. The discovery that the city police were
corrupt and dishonest would
have been none too complimentary to those responsible for their
retention in office and would
have stood the present council,
of which the commissioners are
members, in bad stead at the
forthcoming civic elections.
The incident of the I.O.U. was
i related to the Press by Stanley
and 'Barnett,   but  as    it    had
nothing to do with the case in
I hand, we did not report it. How-
jever, it further establishes the
veracity of Stanley and Barnett;
but the idea that money being
passed from Mr. Siglet to "Irish
; Mike"  could  be confused with
money being passed from  Barnett or "Irish Mike" to constable
Bailey   is   too   ridiculous   to be
funny.
It is remarkable that constable
Edwards should telephone Mr.
Millie at Kelowna a description
of Stanley and Barnett. Why
did he not telephone constable
Hidson of that place? Verily, if
a charge of graft cannot be
proved against Vernon public
men, one of stupidity cannot be
refuted. It also is remarkable
that constable Edwards should
believe everything said by one
set of gamblers against another
set of gamblers. If the game
run by this "perfect gentleman"
was such a clean, respectable
game, it is further remarkable
that provincial constable Tooth
should run the operator off the
field at Kelowna.
This much has been made
clear by the enquiry : " Irish
Mike" was permitted to operate
his game after the others were
closed. Constable Bailey did take
part in the game and win two
knives. These were worth about
25c. each, but he sold them back
for $5.00, as is customary in such
games. Bailey and Chief Edwards did side with one set of
gamblers against another set of
gamblers. Chief Edwards did
give "Irish Mike" a letter to
police Hidson at Kelowna.
The character of a police officer should be above suspicion,
and we consider the above substantiated facts should, and do,
justify the dismissal of the Vernon police. Yet in the face of
this, the Vernon police commissioners unblushingly pass a resolution censuring the Press for
publishing an  article   that   has
produced such startling results,
and at the same time expressing
their "every confidence" in the
police officers.    Shame!
We wonder if Mayor Timmins,
Aid. Glover and Aid. Stodders,
in administering their mild reproof, also told the officers never
to look on at a game of poker or
blackjack, and never to be in a
hotel when the bar was open on
Sunday, or never to attempt to
prevent the open violation of the
law. It would have been quite
in keeping with their attitude
had they done so. They have
proved themselves too weak to | jj
stand for the enforcement of the
law, and to insist that public officers do the work for which they
are paid. They would rather
pass votes of censure upon a
journal in its endeavor to secure
a pure administration of the law
than make a thorough investigation.
This want of backbone on the
part of public men, and the general apathy of the newspapers
throughout the country is almost
exclusively responsible for the
glaringly corrupt state of public
morals throughout Canada. Men
like the Vernon police commissioners, whom the public would
naturally expect to stand firm,
clean and independent, as champions of the public, wilt at the
shaking of a straw. A few men
with moral courage in each town
in British Columbia, together
with a few newspapers that were
not afraid to speak out, would
soon result in the cleansing of
the sewers and alley-ways in the
administration of the laws of the
land. Direct proof is not always
apparent, but everybody is convinced that little attempt is being
made by the police throughout
British Columbia to enforce the
laws relative to gambling or the
selling of liquors. The public
are strongly suspicious that numerous police officers are in league
with, and derive a revenue from,
the breakers of the law; but how
can we hope for a better condition of affairs so long as such
men as commissioners Timmins,
Glover and Stodders burke enquiry and censure papers that
publish articles for the public
good.
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Eocene -        -���      per case, $1.25
Pratt's Astral   -        - "        4.03
16% Gasoline        -        -       "        5.00
Motor     "       -        - "        -LOO
DIRECTORY.
CHURCH SERVICES
St. Saviour's Church,   Fairview  Avenue ���  Vicar
Bev. J. A. Cleland.   Celebration of H..'ly Cm'
"!���,'"'"" ","���; ls* :'"d 3rd Sundays of the month
alter II o clock niatinn; the 2nd Sunday at 8 a
r 730 i        ng r>rayer at 1' am-    Evensong at
t| ' Presbyterian services each Sunday in Steward's
Hall at 11a.m. or 7:80 p.m. Kev. jaa n���od
pastor.
J   Baptist services each Sunday in Steward's Hall
a   11 a. m. or 7:30  p. m.     Rev.  A.  S.   Baker!
| pastor.
;    I'reslryt-Vian  and   Baptist   services    alternate
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= 5fe =
Plow Woman
By ELEANOR. GATES.
Author of  "Tbe Biography of
Freirie Girl."
'���* Cnpvriahl. 19m. b,i Menun. Phllhim <t v
IJ Ompam/. T
hp'ii warned tbe other folks on this
side too."
Her father glared at her. "Yon tak-
1n' his purt. ain't jr'V be said. "M-m-m!
How's thet? Are you so all fired anxious- f git t' Brannon?"
"No, dad, I'll never go to Brannon.
Never, never! If I did. you. my father, oughtn't f misunderstand it."
He quailed before her vehemence
it nil hobbled shamefacedly toward tbe
door. "O' course, it tb' Injuns come"���
be began.
"They won't." She drew Marylyn to
her. "And if tbey do a shot '11 bring
help."
He was In the doorway now.
"W'y," he cried, "here's thet fool Norwegian goin' t' th' landlu'! Waal, he
Is prltty shy on sand!"
"We'll be killed if the Indians come,
Dallas." It was Marylyn, whispering
up fearfully to ber sister.
"We'll be careful, honey. Keep away
from the coulee after this. Walk toward Brannon always."
Dallas spent the afternoon out of
doors, where everything spoke of
peace. Not even a hand's breadth of
cloud floated upon the sky. The air
was warm aud fragrant with the new
growth. Magpies chattered by. The
bobolinks sent up their hearty song.
When she left off work she saw the
settler from the "little bend" drive by
with his wife and children. Going
home, she found ber father cleaning
and caressing the Sharps. But in ber
ability to seuse danger, as in her love
of the gloaming, Dallas was like a
wild thing, aud she felt Dot the slightest disquiet
CHAPTER XIX.
MilDWAY of the even, broad ex-
| pause between shack aud gap
stood an A tent, very new.
very white and very generous
in dimensions. Like a giant mushroom, it had cropped forth during the
nlgbt. About it stretched the untouched prairie, all purpling over witli
morning glories.
The tent opened toward the river
and was flanked ou oue side by a pile
of sliort pickets. TIAfls" tops dipped the
color of tbe canvas, their bases nicely
sharpened for tbe plotting out of
ground. Near by, thrown flat, was a
wide board sign, which read in staring
blue letters. "Al Bniden, Heal Estate."
It was well on toward noon before
the tent showed life: then there emerged from it a bulky man of middle age
who dusted at his bigh boots as he
came, stretched, drawing his long coat
snug and settled an elaborate vest. He
completed his costume by donning a
black hat that was of wool and floppy.
Then, thumbs tucked In armholes. he
strolled away toward the I.aucasters.
The section boss and his daughters
were lined up on tbe warm side of tbe
lean-to. shading their faces from the
sun. When the comer was so near
that they could see he was strange to
them Lancaster gave a peremptory
wag of the bead, and the two girls
disappeared around a corner. Their
father stayed on watch, his jaws working nervously with the ever present
chew.
The  burly  man advanced upon the
lean-to.    "Mornin'.  mornin',"  was  his
greeting.    He made several swinging
Ijowr at   Lancaster and  took  him  In
shrewdly  from eyes that were round
and close set.
The section boss grunted.
"Lovely   day."   observed   the  other,
with a  bland smile.    He changed bis
tack a little, as If he were going by.
Lancaster  hobbled along with  him.
' "Y a-a-s."   he drawled.    "Right good.
Some cool."
The stranger agreed by another series of swinging bows. "You got a nice
place here���nice place." he continued
affably. He loosened one thumb with
a jerk.
"Nice 'nough."
The mnn halted in front of the shack
and looked It over. "You're a southern
gentleman." said he. "by your talk."
"Ah inn." Lancaster spoke with unfriendly rising Inflection.
"Well, well."    A band was extended
��� fat hand, where sparkled a diamond.
"Say. now. this is lovely, lovely.    I'm
a southerner myself, sir.   Put It there!"
The section   boss  hesitated.     So  far
Dakota bad offered him no compatriot.
He could scarce believe that one stood
liefore him  now     A  second,  then  he
pave   a   pleased   grin.     "Howdy,"   he
said.    "Hope y'  goin'   t'  settle  hereabout."
They shook heartily.
"Settle due east of you, sir." wns the
answer.       "My     name's     Braden���Al
Rraden.    I'm from Sioux Falls."
"Won't y' come In'/"
"Tickled f death!"
They  entered  the shack,  Lancaster
lending.    Dnllns nnd Marylyn glanced
up In surprise from the fireplace raid
arose hastily,
"M' L'als." snld the section boss, motioning their visitor to n bench.
Rraden took it. wilh more swinging
bows and a sweep of liis floppy headgear "(Had t' meet you." be smiled.
"Miss-ana- Miss"���
"Lancaster 's they name." prompted
the seel Ion boss, nil in good nature.
"Lancaster   (Ibid f meet yon both."
Dallas  nodded  nod  drew   her  sister
nway to the wngon seat in the corner.
".les'   I'r'in   Ur    Fulls.    Ah   think   y'
raid."  began  llieir  father,  bunting his
tobacco ping along the mantel.
"Yep."
'���13m An'-anv news fr'm down
thet way 'bout this part o' th' country V"
Rraden fell to admiring his ring
"No. sir. no. Didn't bear uothiu' particular."
The section boss fidgeted. "S'pose y'
I.bow they 's some talk 'bout a railroad
loinln' this  way " be said carelessly.
"Don't go much on thai talk. Ten
; -ars. twenty years���maybe. Too eurly
. ,t ������
' minister's    f.,(.    lengthened.      He
��� e.' ;n dismay
     on    n-wlnn.    "Is
cows. Coin' t' lie a lot of money In
'em, sure as you're alive. Hear Clark's
made a good thing of his'n."
"Cows!" said Lancaster in disgust.
"Cows don' belp a country���don' raise
th' price o' Ian'."
"Cows or uo cows, your place here's
worth a nice little sum." protested the
other condescendingly ��� "hundered anyway."
Lancaster stared. "Hundered!" be
cried. "You got th' grass staggers.
FI .e huni'.i'red'"
Braden pursed his lips, liis thumbs in
his arniholes again. "Three hundered
and fifty, say." lie compromised. "I'd
be wlllln' f give you that."
A moment since tlie section boss had
been downcast. Now. he guffawed.
"Would y'?" he asked: "would y'7"
There was a sage gleam in bis eye.
"I would."
Lancaster sucked his teeth Importantly. "Y' couldn't hev it a cent short
o' seven huudered an' fifty," he declared.
"You'll never git it. sir, never! Five
hundered 's a spankiu' figger."
"Bah!"
"Telling you what's what There's
thousands of acres around bere just as
good as your'n any day in the week.
But you got this end of the ford. That
makes a little difference."
"Makes 'bout flfteeu hundered dollars' diff'rence."
It was Brnden's turn to laugh. "My
friend, you'll bist to two thousand
pretty soon," he warned, and arose.
"Better take five hundered and fifty
when it's offered." He flung out his
hands as if he were feeding hens.
Lancaster got up with him, righteously angry. "Say. you ain't no south-
'ner!" he cried. "Jes' a slick Yank. Ah
c'n see through you like winda pane!"
Braden laughed again, tapping the
shoulder of the section boss. "You ain't
wise," he confided. "Fannin' out here
with cows around means fences. Rut
bang on if you want to. It's your
land." He ended this with a jovial
slap and made for the door. Prom it
he could see the girls. He gave them a
magnificent bow. "Mornin', mornin',"
he said nnd walked out.
Lancaster went back to the hearth,
fairly weak with delight. Dallas and
Marylyn joined him. "W'at d' y'
think!" gurgled their father. "Say,
lie ain't got tb' sense be ought 'a'
been born with!"
"Don't like bim," Dallas declared.
"Pig eyes," suggested Marylyn.
At that the section boss calmed.
"Waal." he said, "he's as good anyhow
as stopover soldiers."
Meanwhile Braden was. on his way
to the Trooper's Delight, his face glum,
his step quick, his arms cutting the
air like propellers. When he lumbered into it be creaked up to the plank
bar and helped himself to a linger of
w*lsky. Theu be propped himself on
an elbow and stood scowling into tbe
rear of the room.
Prom the gaming table sounded tbe
raillery of a dozen men. Matthews
was there, heels up, bat tipped back,
a cigar set between his little teeth.
"What y' giviu' us?" cried one of bis
companions. "You're drunk, Nick-
plumb drunk."
Braden listened, turning away. An
advertisement of brandy bung from a
shelf ou the fur side of the bar. He
toyed with his voblet, his eyes fixed
ou the gaudy, fly specked picture.
"I ain't drunk." Matthews declared.
"I never been drunk. My stomiek aiu t
big 'nough to bold tbe rcequtssit
amount."
There was more laughter. The Interpreter, well pleased with himself,
surveyed his audience, pointing the
cigar, now up, now down, so that its
glowing end threatened to burn bis
shirt collar or. tilling skyward, all
but singed what there was of a tow
eyebrow.
"And that ain't the best part of the
story," he went on.    "As I  was say In',
",1/|/ lilend, you'll hist tn two ihousund
pretty sunn."
not a dnrned pound of ice was left In
Boston Well, what d' y' think my
old man does'.' lie reuls the fastest
coast steamer he can Hnd Then lie
goes way up north in tlie Atlantic and
lays to with bis weather eye open
Day or two long conies n' iceberg big
as a nouse. mm. ny . ne nitclies to
it, and Boston gits ice!"
Ami now. like a ponderous bobcat
descending upon ils prey, Braden stole
soft fooled across tlie room. "Nick!"
he said. His jaws came together with
Hie click of a steel trap.
Matthews lowered his heels, ".lump-
in' buffalo!" he cried in amazement
"Al Braden! Where d you come
from?" He took the other's band, at
tlie same time pulling him slowly toward the door Away from the crowd,
they brought up.
"Well, you're a ulce oue!" was Bra-
den's answer. "You're a nice oue!
"Lettiu' that bend slip through your
lingers!''
All the interpreter'scocksureuess was
gone. He threw the cigar into tlie
sand box under the stove and looked
on Ihe verge of following It.
"Say. you talk of lleecin'!" taunted
Braden. "Why. you been skinned clean
's a whistle! And by a' old fool duffer
from Texas!"
"I was at Dodge when he come,"
snarled  Matthews.  Hading Ills voice.
"What you go stieaklu' off to Dodge
for after the Up I give?"
"Well, no one here was talkin' railroad, so I���well. I"���
Braden addressed the ceiling, his fat
hands outspread. "No oue here was
talkin' railroad; no one here was talkin'
railroad," he mimicked.
���"so I didn't put much stock in your
letter."
"You didn't, eh?" Rraden searched a
coat pocket found a newspaper clipping aud thrust it under Matthews'
nose.   "Well, read that!"
"Read It yourself." snld Matthews.
"You know blamed well"���
Braden interrupted him by beginning. He lowered his voice and intoned, giving the interpreter a glance
designed to wilt him with the words
thnt called for stress:
" 'The proposed line will open up a
country of rich grasses and ground
and of unexcelled hunting. The Indians, while still troublesome beyond
the Missouri, are rapidly being brought
to see the advisability of remaining on
the reservations, nnd little more nu-
noyance on their part may be apprehended. Port Rrannon. be declares. Is
in the hands of several hundred brave
fighting men and may be looked upon
ns a place of certain refuge In case of
an outbreak. The soldiers are proving
to lie such a menace to those Indians
who will not agree to reservation lifo
that whole bands of the more savage
redskins are leaving for the had lands
and the rougher country farther west.
No Indian war pnrties have lieen seen
east of the big river for some time. Already there is an increasing Interest in
land nlong the survey, nnd it is believed that when the Inst ties of the
new line are laid there will be few unclaimed quarter sections between the
Big Sioux and tlie Missouri.'
"There!" Braden wound up. "And
gradln' begun already nt the Mississippi!".
"The h���1 you say!"
"Believe me now, won't you? Didn't
they have a banquit, with champag-
ney? All the state big bugs, bend surveyor, nud so on!"
"Too hnd!"
"That's whnt I say, and I'll say
more. Of course we was to go pnrd-
ners on this thing. So far, so good,
but here you ain't did your half, and
you can't kick if I deal from now on
with old man Lancaster."
Matthews   understood.    "By   ,   I
done  my   best!"  he  cried.    "\"  can't
come any of that on me, Braden!"
"Keep on your shirt. Nick; keep on
your shirt. I looked into this thing, at
Bismarck, nnd under the law you ain't
got one right. Lancaster owns thnt
bend, nnd If I pay bim out of my own
money why ain't it square?"
Tlie interpreter hung his head.
"Of course," Braden went on, "I'd
rather divvy. I can see he's one of
them greedy old ducks that's hard to
talk money with. Maybe you can think
up how to get tbe laud back."
Matthews leaned close. "1 had a
scheme"���he nodded south in the direction of Medicine mountain���"but the
reds can't come. I had t' go slow.
There's women In th' fambly. Nat'lly
all the men up and down the Muddy
want t' see Lancaster stay. There's
been a dude fr'm Bismarck here oft
and on���tony cuss, sleeps between
sheets, nice about his paws as a cat.
He's beeu ready f tattle or roll a gun."
Rraden sniffed. "What trick 's ho
played ?"
Matthews evaded the question. "I
seen one of the Clark outfit." he continued, "and tried f git him C bother
Old llmpy. Says I, 'They's stealin'
your slow elk down there.' Wasn't any i
use. 'Thunderation!' says the cow j
punch. 'You mean that bull? He was
a ycarlln' when be come to 'em. That's
maverick age.' "
Braden sneered. "Such a kid!" he
murmured. "Why didn't you lay low
nnd not go butting down their door?
Why didn't you lose the old mnn and
snub up one of the girls���marry her?
Rig one's a rip suortiu' beauty; pert,
by jingo, as a prairie dog!"
"She'd send me a-flyiu'," urged Mat-
thews.  "But th' little one"���
"Sure! You're a good looker���handsome��� If you'd fix yourself up some."    I
"If I could git rid of the old man!  If
I could! Aw, come t' think, what I got
that lout of a brother for?  Easy���with
Indians to lay it ou.  Blaze the way for
'Babe*���he's a saphead���but be knows
cuough to follow a spotted line."
"Oo careful."
"I'll try to scare 'em off."
"Huh!    Polks   that   alu't  afraid   to
came this far in a schooner, Indians or
no Indians, ain't likely to stampede at
one white."
"You don't know how I mean."
"Co ahead.   No use our brayin' like
starved jackasses.   Do soinethln'.   You
was a fool to ever let 'em winter."
MattliewB clinched his fists. "Well,"
he said, "they won't winter again!"
CI1APTER NX.
DAVID BOND was ou his knees
in riie bed of his wngon beneath the high board cross.
Before bim be held au open
Bible, but he was not reading. His
head was uncovered. His beard was
lifted. His eyes closed in prayer. Beside him knelt Squaw Charley, with
hands pressed together, as if reverent,
with shoulders bent lower than their
wont, witli shifting, downward look.
North of the barracks on the road
that led from the steamer landing thu
tiro had met in the eurij uours to saj
(rood by.
Swift on the first hint of coming
trouble the evangelist bad made ready
for his lung journey lo Ihe west Sliad-
racli wns shod, his master ruling the
plates to the shaggy boots The runners were taken from tlie green box
nnd replaced by the red wheels Canned food, salted meal, hard tack nnd
forage were boxed or sacked at the
sutler's. Tlie harness was greased. A
new nail was driven home through the
base ol the sagging cross.
During these preparations the post
Joined In nn effort to damp the aged
preacher's hopes and lo check his going. He was needed at Branuon. they
said, so that the regiment could be
rid of Matthews. Ills belief Unit he
could talk pence terms to the hostiles
was ludicrous. As for the .lamieson
women, they were dead or they would
have been returned long since to save
the four condemned from banging,
And his own life was to be uselessly
endangered. Already out upon the
prairie Indian scouts were keeping
watch. He might be able, though
alone nnd unarmed, to pass them and
reach the coulees beyond, but he would
only fall Into the murderous clutches
of the savages swarming there.
David Bond smiled when they argued. His faith was as linn as the
bluffs thnt ramparted the fort, and Ills
old heart was unafraid. With him
against the rest ranged two men-
Robert Fraser nnd young .lamieson.
They believed, ns he did. thnt, knowing the tongue and having friends
among tlie Sioux, he would be in no
peril; tbat by now the captive mother
and daughter were on American
ground again and would be given over
to his care more readily than to another's; that the arrival of troops before the enemy's camp would be
fraught with risk for tlie defenseless
two and thnt nn .attempt to take them
by force would be their death signal.
Colonel Cummings was harrowed by
Jnmleson's months of anguish and illness nnd angered by the Indifference
nud dawdling of the captors tn the
face of his demand ami threat. Ills
heart was set upon punishment now,
not treaty, lie felt that he was being
pfa,ved with, and he longed to Hnd the
red Sioux and thrash them soundly.
A word about tlie evangelist's trip put
lilni out of patience. He regarded it
ns futile nnd rush Yet he did not forbid It. He dared not, for there was
���lamieson's old-young face and whitening head and a hidden spark of hope
that would not die
He owed It to his conscience and position, however, to discourage David
Bond. "There will lie sharp lighting
this slimmer," he told him. "A hundred good men like you couldn't stop
It. The cause lies too deep, ami it is
too well founded lu the matter of
the women you will also fail. They
did not come ns the price of tour
chiefs. Will they come because yon
nsk for them politely? They won't.
And you will be slaughtered."
"Theu. I shall die lu u noble cause,"
answered tlie preacher simply, '"ihe
Indians kuow me. I am their friend.
1 have spent my life with them, taught
them, advised, converted. What is ml
my labor worth, colonel, if I cannot go
among them in times of distress?"
"Worth tills," sail I tlie colonel, "that
you should know when to use your
common sense. I tell you. you will
meet with treachery. Friend or no
friend, tills year the Indians are hunting scalps."
"I put my trust iu Cod," murmured
David Bond.
"Don't put your trust In redskins."
retorted Cummings crossly. Whereupon
he tramped away.
"Waste of breath-nothing else," ho
declared to his wife. "I'm clean put
out with the old fellow. He's daft ou
going. Now, why doesn't he stay here
instead of sticking his throat to the
knife? There's plenty to do: hut, no.
off he must rush on a wild goose chase.
Well, he'll have one. mark that! lie's
either ripe for au insane asylum or he's
a religious adventurer���and I'm banged
if I know which!"
it was the bluster that covers an
aching wound: lhat is a vent for out
raged helplessuess. And David Bond
understood.
When be asked leave to address the
stockade the commanding officer willingly consented. The attitude of tbe
hostages ou tbat occasion startled and
disturbed the whole post, for the evangelist might as well have harangued
the cottonwood grove across the river!
lie nsked the braves for messages to
their brothers. By way of reply they
got up one after the other from where
he had found' them grouped in the sun
before the council tent and strolled Insolently to their lodges. Soon he was
discoursing to empty space aud to a
line of squaws who threw him innlig-
uaut glances and jeered at him. He
left, surprised, saddened, but unshaken.
Impudence, bold hatred nud defiance
���these were following tlie smoke from
Medicine mountain. They formed a
cue that pointed to one fact- the prisoners were disappointed. They had
lieen expecting not peace and reservation life, but freedom und battle.
David Bond felt a double ueed for
Ills quick departure and his services
among the gathering war bands, lie
hastened his lew remaining tasks and
set the day for the start. Now the
duy whs come Ills farewells had been
snld at the shack and nt hendqunrtors.
Breakfast over nnd Shadrach put to
the shafts, he would take his way up
tlie river. But first there must be laid
upon Squaw Charley a final and solemn charge.
The prayer finished, he put out a hand
and touched the Indian. Then be
opened bis tenr blurred eyes nnd looked nt him his face softening and working. Squaw Charley did not budge. His
DO I HIS were still pressed tight. He
blinked at the ivagon lied.
"Charles." said the evangelist earnestly, "win nud I love the little family
mta" yonder. They hnve been good
and kind. 1 want you to watch over
them wliile I am gone and lie faithful
to them. The father is crippled and
weak, and he has no friends. Charles,
you must be a friend to him nnd to tlie
girls. No matter what happens, rlo not
fall them. There will be another guarding. Guard with him. Something may
call liiin away. Some one may kill
him. Take his place. If danger comes
tell of it at the fort. Do you promise,
Charles? Do you promise?" He loaned forward, entreating
The outenst moved from side to side
uneasily.
"Promise, promise!" said David
Bond. "You must give up anything
for tbem, even your life. Remember
thnt���even your life. I have told you
often, and you have not forgot, "(ireat-
r-r love hath no mnn than tills, that a
man lay down his life for bis friends.' "
Again tlie Indian moved uneasily.
" 'For his friends,'" repented the
pvnngelist. "Ah, they have been your
friends!" He put his fingers beneath
Squaw Charley's chin and lifted it. The
two looked long into each other's eyes.
Then they arose aud parted.
Later when the last buckle of Shnd-
rnch's harness wns fixed David Bond
climbed to the sent and took up the
reins. A score of troopers about 'the
head of the white horse stepped aside
nnd formed a little Inne. Here and
there a man reuched up. Here nnd
there, too. were awkward attempts at
wit. "Hope y' 've made yer will, parson." called oue. "Look out them locks
o' yourn don't go f trick out some big
buck," admonished n second. "(Jood-
by," cried a third, saluting with great
formality. "Tell ol' St. Peter he'll git
a bunch of us some time this summer."
To nil the*evangelist returned his
blessing.
The Interpreter shoved forward
through the growing crowd and mnde
a show of friendliness. "C.ran'pu." he
said, "you're prltty game, all right.
Most old war hosses like you'd be
stayin' home and enjoyin' their pension."
David Rond threw up his head resentfully. "Pension," he said, and
shot a searching look into Matthews'
face. "I am uot a man who sells his
principles for money. What I give
to my country I give free."
The crowd cheered him, swinging
their caps.
Then there was a bush. A shrunken
figure was hurrying up, stretching ont
thin hands to detain bim. No one
scoffed now. but one stout trooper put
an arm about .lamieson to steady him
while he talked.
"Mr. Bond, tlie colonel thinks I
oughtn't to go with you. He wants
me to wait for the ambulance. But
he's fooling���he's fooling. He means
mo to stay behind, and I know it. So
I've come'to say that 1 look to you to
find mother and Alice. Tell them to
hurry, for I can't stand this-long."
The gray head dropped to tho trooper's
shoulder.
".lamieson," snid the evangelist, "If
God spares my life 1 shall meet your
mother aud sister. 1 shall cheer them
nnd help them. 1 believe I shnll snve
them. If they nre given to me. I shnll
come straight back, Do not go with
the command. Stay behind, .lamieson.
I'll bring them to you."
"I'll stay, then.    I believe"���
The preacher smiled down and to
every side. Then lie clucked to Shadrach. The tugs straightened. The
wagon rolled slowly out of the post.
The sunlight shone upon the green
box nnd the red wheels aud upon the
stanch old driver, who never once
looked back. Above, emblem of the
sublime Martyr, sagged the high board
cross.
NOTICE
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given
that one month after the date hereof
! the undersigned and others intend to
I make application to His Honor James
| Dunsmuir, Lieutenant Governor in
Council at Victoria, under the provisions
of the"Municipalities Incorporation Act
1896," and Amending Acts of the Statutes of the Province of British Columbia for letters patent under the great
Sea| to incorporate into a District Municipality, under the name of "The Corporation of the District of Penticton"
that certain tracts of land situate in the
County and District of Yale the limit
nnd extent of which is described as
follows : ���
Commencing at a point rn the east
water line of Okanagan Lake being the
north west corner of Lot 200 G. 1,
Osoyoos, thence north eighty-nine degrees and twenty-three minutes East
Ast. seventeen hundred and seventy
feet to the . outh wet i   11 rni r  i f  Lot
mm
CHAPTER XXI.
UNDER the cottouwoods that
shadowed tlie landing place
the clematis trailed ils tufts
of Unify gray; a cluster of
windllowers nodded, winking their
showy blue eyes: birds whisked about
to fetch straws and scraps for theii
building, and the grass, bright green,
but stubby, wore a chnng-ing spatter
work of sun and leaf.
Marylyn let drop her bonnet and the
cow horn that hung by a thong to her
wrist. Then, with folded bunds, stie
looked up und nround her, sniffing the
warm air in delight. The Texas home
had never offered such a lovely retreat.
There the arid niesn hnd grown thorny
mosquito, scrnggled cypress or stunted
live oak fori) shade. Sund had whirled
ceaselessly before a high, hot wind.
No flowers hail bloomed but the pale
toadflax and the prickly pear, and beside the salt lakes of thnt almost waterless waste had nested only the vulture.
But this! It wns like the blossom
strewn plain tba,t burst upon them as,
desert wearied, they traveled into coUr
tral Texas; like the glimpses of April
woodland in tlie Upper and Lower
Cross Timbers. It made generous return for the long, merciless winter.
More���in one glance, In oue breath, It
Bwept away a whole winter of hateful
memories.
She caught up bonnet nnd horn nnd
chose u seat close to (be river. Before
her wns n gup iu the knotted grape
vine heaps thnt clung along the brink
of the bank. Through it, veiled only
by some tendrils that swung wishfully
across, lay n wedgelike vistn of muddy wnter, bottom land, bluff and sky.
The midmornlng sun glinted upon the
treacherous current, upon the wet grass
170, G. 1, Ob' yen*;
���even degrees ar d
Ast. six hundred
,o the north west <
1, Osoyoos; thi nee
und six hundnd and
n< in th eighty
y m nutes Last
h i ly-nine fe t
irbf Lot 869, G.
uai' lour th' u-
twenty-one feet
to the north east corner of Lot 31)2, S.
imilkanie n Division of Yale ;   thence
tie south ri* ; th   isa   I tw hundred and
vent} i rn r of
i.ia Lot 3ii_ ... .. ,. ..-a twelve
. i.i.i. o ..nu i ,i..j   i       Ui the north
ft. (in   r i.fT'ot (LS   (I   1,   Osoyoos ;
in ne ui i.,i ,  ���       i���������   twenty-
.x m.nutes West Atu two thousand
ix hundred ami ninety-four feet to the
oulh ea��t corner of said Lot 672 ;
hence south zero degrees and forty-
ne m.nutes West Ast. two thousand
even hunured und twenty five feet to
he south east corner of Lot 205, G. 1,
Osoyoos ; thence south one degree and
iity-mue minutes East Ast. two thou-
and six hundred and thirty-three feet
long the east boundary of Lot 204, G.
., Osoyoos; thence south one degree
nd ten minutes West Ast. two thousand seven hundred and forty-three
feet to the south east corner of said
Lot 204, G. 1; thence due west thirteen
hundred and thirty-one feet to the
north east corner of Lot 203, G. 1,
Osoyoos; thence south zero degrees and
thirty-two minutes West Ast. two
ihousand six hundred and eighty-six
feet to the north east corner of Lot
155, G. 1, Osoyoos ; thence south one
degree and seventeen minutes West
Ast. two thousand six hundred and
lifty-three feet to the south-east corner
of said Lot 155, G. 1; thence south zero
degrees and eight minutes East Ast.
two thousand six hundred and twenty-
eight feet to the south east corner of
Lot 267, G. 1, Osoyoos; thence south
eighty-seven degrees East Ast. five
hundred and seventy feet along the
north the north boundary of Sub-Lot 2
of Lot 2710, G. 1, Osoyoos, to Penticton
Creek; thence upstream following Penticton Creek, being the boundary line
between Sub-Lots 25 and 5 of Lot 2710,
three thousand feet to the north east
corner of said Sub-Lot 5 of Lot 2710 ;
thence due south four thousand one
hundred and seventy-four feet along
the east boundaries of Sub-Lots 5 and
2 of said Lot 2710 to the south east corner of said Suh-Lot 2; thence due west
two thousand six hundred and thirty-
rive feet along the south boundary of
said Sub-Lot 2; thence due south two
thousand six hundred and thirty-seven
feet to the north east corner of Sub-
Lot 32 of Lot 2710, G. Osoyoos;
thence due south along the east boundary of said Lot 32, five thousand two
hundred and eighty feet to the south
cast coiner thereof ; thence due west
eighteen hundred and ninety-five feet
lo the east boundary of Lot 587, G. 1,
usoyoos; thence south zero degrees and
twenty-lour minutes East Ast. three
ihousand and sixty-six teet along east
bounaary of said Lot 587, G. 1, to the
south eabt corner thereof; thence south
zero aegrees and twelve minutes East
Ast. along the east boundaries of Lots
190 and lii6, G. 1, Osoyoos, eleven thou-
ianu hve hundred ana sixty feet to the
nouth east coiner ot said Lot 196;
thence due west thirteen hundred and
hve feet along the south boundary of
said Lot 196 u> the east water line of
Dog Lake (Skaha Lake); thence northerly, westerly, and easterly, following
the water line of said Dog Lake (Lake
tskaha) to the west bank of Ukanagan
River; thence following upstream the
meandering of the west bank of said
Okanagan River to Okanagan Lake;
and thence along south and east water
line of said Okanagan Lake to the point
of commencement, containing seven
ihousand and lorty-four acres.
Dated at Penticton, B. C,  this 12th
day of November, A. D. 1908.
W. T. Shatford, Penticton, B. C.
W. J. Clement, Penticton, B. C.
Alfred H. Waue, Penticton, B. C.
J. R. Mitchell,    Penticton, B. C.
or the bottom rnnit. upon rnn green-
brown bluff and the Catling nt its top,
upon tlie far. curving azure of the sky.
Against tlie dazzle, her bine eyes
winked harder thnn the breeze tossed
nneniones. Stretching out upon her
bnck, she rested them In the shlftlug
canopy of foliage
A startled kingbird flushed past ber,
coming from a tree by the cut. She
got up nnd saw a man in uniform
standing near. He was a jo.ing mau,
with a flushed tine and wlidly rum-
riled hair. In one hand he held n tn.����
leled hut nud In the other a rifle.
tie leaned forward from behind a
bullberry bush, and his look wus
guiltily eager and admiring.
As startled as tbe kingbird, she
grasped the cow boru and lifted It to
her lips.
But she did not blow a warning. The
uniform retreated in cowardly haste,
the tasseled but lowered, and the eyes
beseeched.
A moment Then the mnn smiled
nnd shook his hut at her roguishly.
"A-ah!" he said���in the tone of one
who hnd mnde a discovery���"I didn't
know before that a fairy lives iu this
grove!" �����
Marylyn glanced orer a shoulder.
"Does there?" she questioned, halt
whispering.
He   took   a   forward   step.     "There
does,"   he   answered   solemnly,     "it's
Coldenhair, as well as I can make out
But where on earth are the bears','"    .
(To bo continued,) THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C., DECEMBER 5, 1908.
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
November, 1908 :
MAXIMUM MINIMUM
TEMPEEATUBE     TEMPERATURE
1 62   4!)
2 64   42
3 69  48}
4 61J  51
5 Mi  38
6 52J  41
7 58J  211
X 52   35
��� !) 53}  25
in 46   23
.11 45}  32j
12 49   21
13 4ti   2(1
II 46   32
16 47   43
1(1 57   45
17 60   44
18 54   46
111 52s  35
211 53   38
21 5:!   88
22 47   25
2!l 45   33
24 45   33
25 45*  2:1
26 41*  21
27 39}  25
2K 40*  35
29 40   17
30 :it;   9
:il	
The total rainfall was .42.
NOTICE
Notice is hereby given that we will
prosecute any person or persons found
trespassing or hunting without permission upon our properties at Three Mile
Creek. C. W. JOHNSON-,
M. C. KENDALL,
10-13t JOHN STRUTT.
Penticton, Sept. 17, 1908.
AT J. A. Nesbitt's
Hockey Sticks,
Skates,
False Faces,
Christmas Goods.
Ellis Street, Penticton.
For 30 Days Only
Best $5.50 Gents' Fine Shoes
for $4.00.
H.OLIVER'S Shoe Store.
Harris
nursery co.,
Penticton.
Beautify your lot with some
of our shade trees.
We have Elm, Ash, Maple,
Catalpa, Mulberry, Black Walnut, and Ash Leaved Maple.
Some perennial shrubs and
apple trees left.
THE
Penticton Dairy
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
IL' quarts fur SI.00, cash muntlily in udvurco.
Tickets, 11 quarts for $1.00, cash in udvunce.
IfaccuurUn arc run, 10 quarts Tor $1.0U.
H. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
60   YEARS-
EXPERIENCE
Trade Marks
Designs
Copyrights Ac.
Anyone flcmdlng a Rkctch and description mny
quickly ascertain our opinion free whether nn
invention is probably patentable. Communion.
I Ions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK on Patents
sent free. Oldest nuency for securing patents.
I'atentB taken tnrouifh Munn & Co. receive
tprrtal notice, without charge, In the
Scientific American.
A handnnmely illnatrntnd wnekly. Larjrost circulation of any m-leiittflo Journal. Terms, t'i a
year! four mmiiha, $1. Sold byall iicwnrien)ern.
IWUNN & Co.36,Broadwa" New York
tlranch Oluco. G35 F St., Washluuton, D. C.
PENTICTON
& OROVILLE
STAGE
Via Fairview
Loaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at. 6:30 a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Pare - $6.00
Arnott & Hine,
FAIRVIEW. B. C.
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limited
LANDS
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100.oo to $125.oo per
acre. All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
fruit.
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadow
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150.oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
payments.
ACRE LOTS
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
TOWN LOTS
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
Toys and Dolls
We have a splendid line
of toys and dolls at
prices from 25c. to $5.00.
Values better than ever.
Christmas Cards
We purchased our
Christmas & New Year's
cards direct from England. Our assortment
and prices cannot be
equalled.        5c to $1.50
Jewel Cases
These make a very nice
present for ladies, being
both useful and ornamental.
Prices from 50c to $2.00
Fancy Mirrors
We have a very fine
line of fancy mirrors
suitable for both ladies
and gentlemen.
From 50c to $5.00
Main's Pharmacy
WE ARE HEADQUARTERS FOR CHRISTMAS GOODS
The perplexing question at this time of the year is what to buy at moderate cost
for a CHRISTMAS QIFT that will combine all the essentials of elegance,
practicability and appropriateness.       A visit to our store cannot fail to offer
many valuable suggestions      ....
WE SELL HONEST GOODS AT HONEST PRICES
FANCY BOXES STATIONERY
Every time the recipient,
whether wife, daughter,
sister, or sweetheart opens
these beautiful boxes she
is going to remember you
and no doubt will write
you some very interesting
letters upon this paper.
Prices range from 75c
to $2.00
Books
A book is, without doubt,
at all times, a very acceptable gift; we have books
for the babies, the girls and
boys and for the grown-up
folks.
Also   a   lovely   line
leather-bound poems.
of
LOWNEYS CHOCOLATES
This is one of the very
important items during
the holiday season���the
purchasing of candies. Of
course you want the best.
That means
Lowney's.
These are put up in nice
Christmas packages of all
sizes.
We are Agents for Eastman's Kodak Supplies.
Pipes and Cigars
We cater to the wants
of our customers and
carry only the best
brands. We have some
very fine case pipes.
Perfumes
Just received���
A beautiful line of French
perfumes, in very handsome boxes.
Most lasting quality.
Brushes & Combs
We have a nice assortment of ebony goods
���something suitable as a
gift for either lady or
gentleman.
Leather Goods
Ladies' Purses, Ladies'
Hand Bags, Gents' Wallets, Cigar Cases, Collar
and Cuff Boxes, and
Dressing Cases.
FRUIT LAND FOR SALE
2=2
J. R.
MITCHELL'S
Bargain
List
GP.R.LAND
For Sale.
FIRE INSURANCE
The SUN, of London, England.
LONDON & LANCASHIRE.
NATIONAL.
Why irA insure in the best- they cost no
more.
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.
Good cottage and acre lot, only $1,500 ;   very central.
7 roomee cottage m 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, good hay land, only $2,100.
10 Acres, near Dog Lake, $1,700.
18 Acres, near Dog Lake, $2,000.
OFFICE,   -    Main Street
PENTICTON, B. C

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