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VOL. 2.    No. 35.
PENTICTON, B.C., SATURDAY. MARCH 14, 1908.
5"r��RlA, Bi C*^     $1.00 Per Year In Advance.
THE CANADIAN BANK
OF COMMERCE
HEA��   OFFICE, TORONTO
ESTABLISHED  1G67
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIftX), General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Branches
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, - - - 5.000,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
BANK MONEY ORDERS
ISSUED AT THE FOLLOWING RATES :
$5 and under         3 cents
Over  S5 a: ��� rot exceeding $10  .     6 cenis
"    $10        " " $30    10 cents 87
"    $30       " " $50    15 cents
These Orders are payable at car .it any office in Canada ol a Chartered Rank
(Yukon excepted), and at the principal banking points in the United Stales.
'I hey are negotiable at $4.90 to the �� sterling in Great Britain and Ireland.
They form an excellent method of remitting small sums of money with  safety
and at small cost, and may be obtained without delay at any office of the Bank
Penticton Branch     -
J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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\ Are You Building ?
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J LUMBER, SHINGLES, SASH, DOORS, and f
(BUILDING PAPER.   We also keep on hand j
a large stock of Fluming Material.   Try some I
S of our Vulcanized Rubber Roofing on your *
outbuildings; it is the best.    We keep Corru- j
gated Carpet Felt to put under carpet.  Try it.  f
Smith Lumber
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JUST ARRIVED-Latest styles and shapes
of Men's
HATS * HILL'S
In Fedora, Knock=about, Hard Felt,
Stetson in all shapes, and Stetson Cow Boy hat.
AT PRICES TO SURPRISE THE LADJES.
NORMAN   HILL.
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Manufacturers and Dealers in
Stock Saddles, Bridles,
Schapps, Spurs,
And general riding equipment.
The Literary.
Interest in the Literary and
Debating Society still keeps up.
The hall was well filled at this
week's meeting to hear the debate on, "Resolved that capital
punishment should be abolished."
Mr. Tupper, the President, being obliged to supply as a debater in the place of Mr. Armstrong
who was to have taken part, W.
A. McKenzie, the Vice-President
very efficiently filled the chair.
The speakers on the affirmative
were Messrs. Miller, Wilton and
Rathvon, and on the negative,
Messrs. Mutch, Tupper and
Kearns.
The debate proved a very interesting one, the speakers doing
more real debating and less grand
stand playing than was evidenced
by the speakers on both sides at
the recent Oriental debate. The
affirmative put up a good fight,
their strong points being that
the wrong person is sometimes
hanged, and that no person has
a right to take away what he
cannot give back. The negative,
however, successfully refuted
their arguments by showing that
the rigid enforcement of the
death penalty for murder was
the only adequate protection for
society. The decision of the
judges was unanimously in favor
of the negative. The fact that
the subject under discussion was
an interesting one was further
shown by the number who spoke
from the audience after the debaters had concluded.
The last debate of the season
will take place next Thursday
evening and the subject will be,
' 'Resolved that the time is now
ripe for Penticton to be incorporated." This is a live subject,
and all interested should be present, as much information of-
practical value upon the subject
will doubtless be presented. The
speakers have not all been chosen, but the fact that W. A. McLean will speak on the affirmative is sufficient guarantee that
the debate will be a good one.
COMMERCIAL
Livery, Feed and Sale Stable
D1GNAN 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.
\ The Penticton Lumber Syndicate |
LIMITED
Have on hand a complete stock of
$ Seasoned Building Material ^
\ Call and get our prices. ^
$ Round and Split Fence Posts. JJ
kN Office and Yards Main Street
Penticton Stage and Livery
Stables.
Keremeos. Hedley and Princeton Stage Connect with Steamer "Okanagan."
Makes connection with Great Northern R'y at Keremeos.
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,   and a general  Draying
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.       Penticton.
The Minstrel Maids.
The entertainment given by
the Minstrel Maids on Monday
evening was not as well attended
as entertainments usually are in
Penticton. This was due to the
disappointment experienced at
the Ganthony entertainment a
week before. However, the attendance, taking everything into
consideration, was very good.
The company only played one
night, but entertainments were
given upon two successive evenings both in Vernon and Kelowna. The Minstrel Maids were
quite a departure from the usual
form of travelling company, comprising about a dozen young ladies, presumably all under twenty years of age.
Part of the program was a
minstrel show, the costumes
worn by the performers being
rather pretty, and many of the
parts taken very good. There
were a number of very good voices, among them being that of
Miss Edith McClaire, who sang
with good effect "A Swiss Love
Song." Little Halcyon Martin
also sang very acceptably, but
Miss Ruby Lang possessed by
far the sweetest voice of the
company; though her song would
hfve been much more appreciated had she chosen any other
theme than that of the imitation
of a drunken man. The baton
twirling by Miss Jacque Casad
was a rare sight, two batons being made fairly to hum at the
same moment.
Part two comprised a musical
comedy which was quite amusing. The dancing was exceptionally fine and the humorous parts
taken by Miss Sydney Farmer,
(Bobs), and Miss Faye Griffin,
(Bud Budweiser of Budweiser
Peak), solicited much merriment
from the audience. Taken on
the whole, with the exception of
one or two items which were
rather coarse, the entertainment
was a very good one.
PEACHLAND.
Dr. Robertson, who has been
confined to the house with grippe,
is out again.
Dr. Smith has been suffering
from a severe attack of nervous
prostration, but we are glad to
report that he is improving,
though slowly.
Mrs. and Miss Perry spent
Saturday and Sunday with Mrs.
Perry's son at Okanagan Centre,
and visited points down the lake,
returning home Thursday morning.
Mrs. Jas. Miller and her daughter, Miss Mary, returned home
Monday after spending a couple
of weeks the guests of Mrs.
Phippes, of Kelowna.
Mrs. Jas. Elliott and children
spent a few days last week visiting her mother, Mrs. Hayward,
of Naramata.
Rev. A. T. Robinson spent last
week in town introducing the
Journal on Missions of which he
is editor.
Arthur Hayward of Naramata
spent Sunday in town.
The Bachelors of the city have
issued invitations for their seventh annual "At Home" which
is to take place St. Patrick's
night, March the 17th. We hope
it will prove as successful as the
"At Home" the bachelor maids
gave a month ago.
Lieut.-Gov. Bulyea came in on
Monday's boat on business.
While here he is the guest of his
sister, Mrs. J.B. Robinson.
Norman Pope has closed the
butcher shop. It is supposed
that a confectionery business
will be opened up in the same
building.
Mr. Angus' cousin, Mr. Laugh,
arrived last week, direct from
Scotland.
The Girls' Handicraft Club
met at Miss Urquhart's home
Thursday. It was a glorious
day, consequently there was a
big attendance.
KELOWNA
The Minstrel Maids, a troop
of young girls from Seattle,
played in Raymer's Hall on the
evenings of the 6th and 7th inst.
John McLellan, formerly of
Kelowna, came in on Friday's
boat. Mr. McLellan. accompanied by his wife and two children,
has been for some months in the
eastern parts of Canada and the
United States, but returned to
British Columbia with the expectation of making his home
here. He left town next day for
the coast.
Thos. Lawson arrived home
from the east last week.
Wm. Mawhinney returned
from Vancouver on Mar. 6.
The W. C. T. U. held their
monthly meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the home of Mrs Cox.
The Farmer's Institute met on
Monday and appointed John Dil-
worth as delegate to Vancouver.
Martin Band and Miss M.
Black were married on March 10
at an early hour in order to take
the steamer going north. They
will return to make their home
in Kelowna.
The report is again current
that the Canadian Pacific Railway will build into Penticton
during the coming summer.
Local and Personal
Dan McKay, of Naramata, was
in town on Wednesday.
Mrs. J. Hood is expected back
from Ontario next week.
Gordon Harris made a flying
trip to Vernon this week on business.
W. M. Jermyn is having a
good sized dwelling erected on
Jermyn Street.
Miss Bessie Thompson went to
Summerland on Thursday for a
few days visit with friends.
The Penticton Hardware Co.
have had their premises raised
about a foot from the ground.
W. Thomas returned from
Princeton early this week after
being absent during the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. Eli Moorehouse,
of Vernon, arrived on Wednesday to visit friends in Penticton.
Readers should pay strict attention to our advertising columns. It means money to the
purchaser.
Mrs. K. F. Hogg, of Summer-
land, has been spending the past
week in Penticton, guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. A. McLean.
L. H. Plummer, of the local
Bank of Commerce staff, has
been on the sick list for some
days, but is now convalescent.
Mr. and Mrs. Huycke of Win-
nieeg arrived on Friday of last
week to visit Mr. Huycke's
parents here. They will probably remain all summer.
Dr. C. A. Jackson has returned
from Vancouver, and is having a
house built on his lakeshore
property. His family will arrive
when the house is complete.
The highest scores made at
Claughton Bros bowling alley for
the past winter are: Joe Coston.
262; L. A. Rathvon, 257; R.
Steele, 256 ;   W. H. Tapley, 238.
The two large lights placed on
Ellis St. by R. W. King have
been a great convenience to passengers along that street during
the dark nights of the past few
weeks.
The last few days of spring
weather have started people to
work in their gardens. Plowing,
levelling and digging out stones
are seen on every hand, while
even tree planting has begun.
J. Chapman, of Brandon,
Man., has been spending the
past week in Penticton with a
view to making a land purchase.
He is well pleased with the appearance of the country in this
vicinity.
Some boys are in the practice
of rolling stones down the Mun-
son mountain, and breaking
flumes, gates and fences. They
might work off their surplus
energy by rolling a few stones
up the same hill.
A party consisting of Mr. and
Mrs. T. Moore, Mrs. Moore's
mother Mrs. Davidson, and sister Mrs. Simonite, drove down
from Summerland on Sunday,
and spent the day with Mr. and
Mrs. S. W. Hatch.
F. E. Jones, formerly the secretary for the Okanagan Nursery
Co., leaves at once for New
Westminster to take a position
which is awaiting him there.
W. F. H. Swinton has been appointed secretary of the Nursery
Company in his place.
J. O. Shoop and wife, of Dawson, Y. T., spent part of the past
week in town. Mr. Shoop owns
a ten acre lot on the bench and
will have eight acres planted in
fruit trees in the spring. Mr.
and Mrs. Shoop will come here
to reside in about three years.
C. F. Randolph on Monday was
exhibiting  about town  a   fine
cougar, or mountain lion skin.
The hide measured seven feet
from tip to tip. Mr. Randolph
is the Nimrod of this district,
and generally succeeds in bagging any game he sets out after.
Mr. and Mrs. E. Ives, on Friday evening of last week, gave
a delightful party at their home
on Martin Street. About thirty
young people were present, and
a most enjoyable time was spent
in games, music and conversation. Such gatherings serve a
good purpose in bringing the
young people together and getting them better acquainted.
Rev. A. S. Baker and his two
children, accompanied by Miss
Cox, arrived here on Wednesday
evening from Hartland, N. B.
Owing to sickness Mrs. Baker
had to stop off at Calgary ; but
she will probably join her family
here in a few days. Mr. Baker
will be the Baptist pastor for
Penticton, and will make his
home with us. He will conduct
the Baptist service next Sunday
morning.
The Young Peoples' Union
gave a most enjoyable social in
the Methodist church on Tuesday
evening. There was a very good
attendance and everybody
seemed quite at home. A number of lively games were played,
fruit basket, musical chair, etc.,
but probably the most amusing
being a drawing contest. Each
competitor had to take a slip
from a hat and draw what was
written upon it. The drawings
on a blackboard could be better
imagined than described. Refreshments were served and the
gathering dispersed at ten thirty.
Copies of a most useful bulletin on Alkali Soils, by Frank T.
Shutt, Chemist, Central Experimental Farm, Ottawa, have been
received. It is for limited distribution, as will been seen by
the following notice on the cover ; Bulletins of the second series treat of such subjects as are
of interest to a limited class of
readers, and will be mailed only
to those to whom the information is likely to be useful. Copies
may, however, be obtained by
anyone desiring them, as long as
the edition lasts, by application
to the Director of the Experimental Farms.
The Amateur Dramatic Club
of Penticton, will give their play,
"Our Boys," in Steward's hall
on Tuesday evening, the 17th
inst. Great things are expected
of this play, bills and programs
are out, and the greater number
of the seats have been sold. All
are requested to be in their seats
by eight o'clock sharp as the
performance will start promptly
on time, and the performers do
not want to be disturbed by late
arrivals. Ladies will be expected
to remove their hats, with the
exception of ladies over thirty
years of age, to whom a special
privilege is granted.
SUMMERLAND.
A crowded house was the reception given to Mrs. Gillespie,
of Naramata, at her lecture in
Empire Hall on Tuesday evening.
J. M. Robinson occupied the
chair, and the subject of the lecture was "New Thought." Mrs.
Gillespie is a highly cultivated
lady from Uncle Sam's country.
There was a well attended
meeting of the Ladies' Aid at
Mrs. McClaren's on Monday.,
Considerable help has arrived
from the old country to work on
the orchards of Summerland.
Mr. Agur, Mr. Ritchie, Mr.
Hogg, and others have taken
several.
Subscription $1.00 Year. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. MARCH 14, 1908.
[SSUED   EVERY   SATURDAY  AT
PENTICTON, B.C. BY
W. J. CLEMENT.
Tf1F; PENTICTON PRESS pupils of the public schools of
' the province through the medium
of the school   readers in use in
them.    While we have   not  ex
;amined the books  to ascertain
j what information on this subject
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in,they contain, we do know that
Advance. [some time since an application
j was made to the editor of this
.������-���-- journal by a public school teach
ADVERTISING RATES ON er ^or some ^ata concerning mining in this province required for
the  enlightenment   of    certain
APPLICATION.
H. C. School Law.
pupils, and later it came to our
' I notice that the information thus
British Columbia has one of I supplied was passed on to sever-
the most inefficient school laws al other teachers, who were glad
that any country could be cursed to have it  in   easily   accessible
with. By the Act passed at the
session of 1905 the old law, by
which all public school expenses
in rural districts were paid di-
rectly from the revenue of the
province, was done away with,
and the school districts were
made to bear a portion of the
expenses of maintenance. Every
quarter the government places a
certain sum at the disposal of
the trustees for school purposes,
tho remainder of the amount required for current expenses to
be raised by local taxation.
This plan looks all right on the
surface, hut ample provision for
the collection of school taxes
does not exist. The assessment
for the present year had to be
made at the annual meeting last
July, and yet the taxes are not
collectible until the 31st of next
December. As no discount is allowed as an inducement to pay
before the end of the year the
chances are very slim for obtaining the necessary revenue.
To make matters worse, no provision has been made whereby
the trustees may borrow money
on the credit of the school district in order to pay teachers'
salaries and other incidental expenses.   This is continually .the
form. We conclude, therefore,
that the subject matter of the
following letter, contributed to
the Canadian Mining Journal by
Mr. J. B. Tyrrell, a well known
mining engineer resident in Toronto, Ontario, may well have the
careful attention of the educational authorities of this province
with a view to their adopting a
similar course in regard to British Columbia to that suggested
for Ontario.    Mr. Tyrrell wrote:
"Probably within a short time
the Government of Ontario will
revise its readers in use in the
public schools, or possibly it may
prepare a new set of readers altogether. In either event nothing
could be more appropriate than
that a goodly number of articles
should be included in them descriptive of the mines and mineral industries of Canada, with
accounts of their discoveries,
growth and progress up to their
present condition.
"An account of the discovery
of the nickel at Sudbury and the
development of the nickel industry up to its present enormous
proportions would make a most
interesting and instructive story,
while the history of Silver Islet
should be known to every child
cause of hardship, especially on I in the province. Relations of in-
the part of teachers, who are cidents in the lives of prospectors
kept out of their salaries for jwho have travelled in canoes,
months at a time. Iand on foot wlth Packs on their
It had been hoped that at least' backs> through the northern for-
an amendment to the act, giving iest would be far more entertain-
the trustees borrowing power, j in�� to children than the trivial
would have been introduced and and mendacious stories of travel
passed at the session of the Leg-1and adventure which are now
islature just brought to a close, current among the people, and
but nothing has been done. The' especially among the children.
Legislative Halls of British Col-1 "The value of a lar&e Part of
umbia have been well supplied | Canada must ultimately depend
with good pushing men who have | not on its agriculture, fisheries
always had in mind the develop-j or forest resources, but on its
ment of the resources of the
province, but men of legislative
ability have been sadly wanting.
The school act as it stands now
was presented to the Legislature
in a very imperfect state and
then haggled to pieces and passed
in a wretchedly unsatisfactory
form.
It never was quite clear why
the government in 1905 changed
the old act, which had given satisfaction in all but a few minor
details. It was urged at that
time that the province was bearing more than its share of the
cost of education. This was decidedly poor reasoning for does
not the cost of education, or anything else for that matter, come
primarily from the people? If
the revenue were not sufficient
to meet the requirements, a raise
in taxation would have supplied
the discrepancy. Would not the
ratepayer prefer paying his taxes in one lump sum and be done
with it, to having the sum divided for two funds? But this is
not the only objectionable feature of the act as it now stands.
The more thickly settled districts,
where schools exist, are obliged
to pay the school tax, while large
districts which are held by speculators or large ranchers, to the
exclusion of the settler, are allowed to get off free because
there are no schools to support.
In our opinion, such sections
should be compelled to pay dearly for their privilege of monopolizing the land to the exclusion
of the settler.
Mining Information for Schools.
Accurate information regarding the mineral resources of
Jtrilisb Columbia is not, so we
are informed,   available  to  the
production of mineral wealth; so
that mining is and must always
be in increasing measure an industry of the first importance to
us.
' Tn no way can the people of
the country be educated to appreciate the importance of the
mining industry better than by
informing them of it from their
very earliest years through the
medium of the school readers.
The children might then grow
up ambitious to emulate the exploits of some of our successful
prospectors, who have travelled
| through the wilderness with the
constant aim of finding valuable
deposits of ore, instead of having
their thoughts foolishly centred
on bears and wolves with the
loveable attributes of the theatrical villain and the appearance
of tho woolly denizens of the
toy shops.
"Accurate information about
our own mines and mining possibilities and about the hazards
of the search for ore, so imparted to the children through the
school readers, would form a
basis for a sound knowledge of
Canadian mining conditions, and
of the vast importance of the
mining industry to the general
progress and welfare of the Dominion, and at the same time
would fortify them against the
blandishments of the men who
endeavor to get their money on
the fraudulent pretext that they
are investing it for them in mining enterprises.
"I trust tbat not only Ontario,
but all the other provinces in the
Dominion, will see to it that the
children are taught something
about the mines and mining possibilities of Canada, and to that
end will incorporate in their
school readers interesting and
accurate accounts of their mines
and mineral deposits."���B. C.
Mining Record.
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merchant who gives most attention to his
advertising is the one who will eventually
do the leading business.
This is the season to lay in a stock  of I
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Constantly carries a large stock of Stationery to choose from, and is
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open up a store on Main Street as Nurserymen,
Seedsmen and Florists.
SPECIALTIES
Farm and Garden Seeds, Bulbs, Cut Flowers,
and Horticultural Sundries.
Sole Agents in
B. C. for
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OKANAGAN NURSERY COMPANY
For Fruit Trees for Fall Planting.
We guarantee trees to grow if planted in the fall, or will replace any
that miss free of charge.     Come early and avoid the rush.     Send or
call for prices.    Office Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
OKANAGAN NURSERY CO.
LIMITED.
Capital Stock $50,000
Penticton, British Golumbia.
R. H. ROBERTSON, President
THOS. TODHUNTER, Vice-Pres. E. CURTIS, Manager.
F. E. JONES, Sec-Treas.
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LAYTON'S
SATURDAY SPECIALS :==
3 lbs. Best Tea for
3 lbs. Best Coffee    =
3 lbs. Best Cocoa
1 box No. 1 Apples for $2.
HOUSES TO LET money to loan
Several Aero Lots���planted
M. C.
Real Estate agent, Notary Public and Conveyancer
A��FMT   FAD  PHCENIX of London!  LIVERPOOL & LONDON & GLORE; and ATLAS
HULIll   IU<1 Fire Insurance Companies THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, B.C. MARCH 14, 1903.
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S. O. Land Company's   Block
PENTICTON, B. C.
CHAS. WERE
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
PENTICTON, B. C.
R. B. KERR,
BARRISTER & SOLICITOR
Notary PublU.
KELOWNA, - - B. C.
W. H. T. GAHAN,
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.
S. O. Land Co. Block,
PENTICTON,       -       -       B.C.
'Phone 17.
FRUIT,    CONFECTIONERY,
Full Line of
ENGLISH  CIGARETTES  AND  TOBACCOS
C.  K.   POMEROY.
Geo. E. Winkler,
Penticton Agent
Westbank Town & Fruit Lots
Artistic Hair Gut
Easy Shave
and Hot Baths
-AT-
H. MURK'S
Kierstead & Steele
Builders and Contractors
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Another Adventure of Sherlock Holmes.     +
BY A. CONAN DOYLE. I
| Author of "The Green Flag" and "The Great 3o2r War" ���
C ipyrlght (190.0 hf A. Connn Doyle.
"j ne  DipsHst  ti in?; rnr years," saia
Holmes. "Wa have two hours before
we need think of starting. I think we
might employ it in Re'ti'iR rot>p din-
riPV, nnd tlion, Lentrade. we will take
the London foe; out of your throat by
riving you a brei th of the pure night
ir of Dartmoor. Never been there?
Ah well, I don't pnppoBe you will forget your first visit."
CHAPTEIt XIV.
One of Sherlock  Holmes's defects���
if, Indeed, one may call it a defect���
���as ti at he was exceedingly loth to
;onwunIcare his full    plans    to   any
they person until the instant of their
si! hnent.    Partly It came  no doubt
���'mm his own masterful nature, which
loved tn dominate and surprise those
v!'o were around him. Partly also from
in's professional caution, which urged
hi'' never to take any ensures. The re-
sult,  however,  w s  very    trying    for
thrsn who were actln": as his agents
and sssistants. ! had often suffered under It, but never more so than during
that It ���".'  rlilve  in  the dar';ness. Tho
great ordeal was In front of us; at last
.'e >veie about to maiie our !mal effort,
and J'et Holmes had said nothing, and
I could only surmise what his enurse
of action would be. My nerves thrilled
iVlth anticipation   when  at    last    the
cold wind upon our faces and the dark,
void spaces on either side of the narrow road told  me that we were bark
upon the moor    once    again.    Every
stride of the horses and every turn of
the wheels was taking us nearer to our
supreme adventure.
Our conversation  was hampered by
the presence of the diiver of the hired
wagonette, so that W(, were forced to
!alk of trivial n'atters when our nerves
were tense with emotion and anticipa-
'on. It was a relief to me, after that
���inaatural  restraint, when  we at last
"assel  Frankland's house and    knew
that we were drawing near to the Hall
' nd to the scpr.e ef action. We did not
lrlve up to the door, but  got ' dowii
ear  the  gate  nf  the    avenue.    The
'P.gonetfe was paid off and ordered to
"eturn to Coombe   Traeey    forthwith.
���hi!e we started to walk to Merripit
Touse.
'Ave you armpd  T.estrade?"
The little detective smiled.
"As long as I have my trousers    T
'iave a  hip-pocket,  and  as  long as I
have my hip-pocket I have something
In it"
"Pood!  My friend and I    are   also
veodv for emergencies."
"You're mighty close about this af-
"nir,  Mr.  Holmes.    What's  the  game
uow?"
"A waiting game."
"My word, it dees not seem a very
heei'fui  place,"    saM    the    detective.
vith a shiver, glancing round him at
i lie Sli'pi gr, w I unit r and tkroniih tin fan
there slrii/ji'd ilie man ire ireii air iliity.
the gloomy slopes of the hill and at
'.lie huge lake oi fog which lay over
tiie Grlmpen Mire, "I see the lights of
a ho iso ahe id of us."
"That is Merripit House and the end
of our journey. 1 ;. ust request you to
walk on tiptoe and not, to talk above
a whisper."
We moved caitlnusly along the
track as if we wore hound for the
'iotu:e, but. Holme; halted us when we
vere about two hundred yards from
it.
"This will do," said he. "These rocks
upon the right make an admirable
Bcrcen."
"We are to wait here?"
"Ye3, we shall make our little am-
'iu=h here. Cet Into this hollow, Les-
trade. You have been inside the hous'-,
ave you not, Watson? Can you tell
the position of the rooms? What aio
those latticed windows at this end?"
"1 think tiioy are the kitchen windows "
"And the one beyond, which shines
so brightly?"
"That is certainly the dining-room."
"The blinds are up. You know the lie
of the land best. Creep forward quie'iy
and see what they are doing���but t'.<r
heaven's sake don't let. them know that
they are watched ! "
I tiptoed down the path and stooped
behind the low wall which surrounded
the stunted orchard. Creeping in its
shadow I reached a point whence I
could look straight through the uncurtained window.
There were only two men in the
room, Sir Henry and Stapieton. They
Bat with their proxies towards me on
either side of the round table. Roth of
them were s^nn' ' 5 cigars, and coffee
and wlnp were in front, o�� them. Sta
pieton was talking wttn animation, b"t
Ihe 1 aronet looked pale and distrait.
Perhaps the thought of that lonely
walk across the ill-omened moor was
weighing heavily upon his mind.
As I watched them Stapieton rose
and left the room, while Sir Henry fill
ed bis glass again and leaned back tn
his chair, puffing at his cigar. I heard
'he creak of a door and crisp sound of
hoots upon gravel. The steps passed
3long the path on the other side of the
wall under which I crouched. Looking
over. I saw the naturalist pause at th"
door of an out-house In the corner nf
the orchard. A kc:. turned In a lock,
and as he passed In there was a cur-
'ous scuffling noise from within. He
was onlv a minute or so InRlde, and
then I heard the key turn once more
and he passed me and re-entered the
house. I saw him rejoin his guest, and
I crept quietly back to where my companions were waiting to tell them
what I hiid seen.
"You say Watson, that the lady Is
not there?" Holmes asked, when I had
firi'i'pd my report.
"Xo "
"Where ran she be, then, since there
Is no light In any other room except,
the kitchen?"
"I cannot think where she Is."
I have said that over the great Grim-
een   Mire  there hung a   dense,  white
feg. It was drifting slowly In our direction  nnd  ^an'.-ed  Itself up like a  wall
on that side of us, low, but thick and
we'l  d��flned.  The  moon  shone on  It.
and It looked like a great shimmering
Icoppid, with the heads of the distant
tors as rocks borne upon Its surface.
Holmes's faee was turned towards It,
and   he  muttered   Impatiently  as    he
watched its sluggish drift.
"It's moving towards us, Watson."
"Is that seiious?"
"veiy se.,i0..s, indeed���the one
lilng upon earth which could have
lisarranged my plans. He can't be
'ery long, now. It Is already ten
���'clock. Our success and even his life
Pay depend upon his coming out be-
'ore the fog is over the path."
The night was clear and fine above
is. The stars shone cold and blight,
vhlle a half-moon bathed the whole
(cene in a soft, uncertain light. Before
is lay the dark bulk of the house, its
lerrated roof and bristling chimneys
lard outlined against the silver-
ipangled sky. Broad bars of golden
ight from the lowar windows stretch-
td across the orchard and the moor.
Dne of them was suddenly shut off.
The servants had left the kitchen.
There only remained the lamp in the
ilnlng-room where the two men, the
murderous host and the unco'nscioua
ruest, still chatted over their cigars.
Every minute that white woolly
tdain which covered one half of the
moor was drifting closer and "closer to
the house. Already the first thin wisps
it it were curling across the golden
iquare of the lighted window. The farther wall of the orchard was already
invisible, and the trees were standing
But of a swirl of white vapour. As we
watched It the fog-wreaths came crawling round both corners of the house
ind rolled slowly Into one dense bank,
in which the upper Moor and the roof
Coated lilie a strange ship upon a
shadowy sea. Holmes struck his hand
passionately upon the rock In front of
11s, and stamped his feet in his impa-
Hence.
"If he Isn't out in a quarter of an
nour the path will be covered. In half
an hour we won't be able to see our
hands in front of us."
"Shall we move farther back upon
higher ground?"
"Yes, I think it would be as well."
So as the fog-bank flowed onwards
we fell back before it until we were
half a mile from the house, and still
that dense, white sea, with the moon
silvering Its upper edge, swept slow
ly and inexorably on.
"We are going too far," said Holmes.
"We dare not take the chances of bis
being overtaken before he can reach
us. At all costs we must hold onr
ground where we are " He dropped on
his knees and clapped his ear"to the
ground. "Thank r0d, I think that I
hear him coning."
A sound of quick steps broke the
silence of the mncr. Crouching among
(bp stones we stared Intently at th"
s'lvertipped bank In front of us. The
stop? grew louder, and through the fog.
as through a curtain, there stepped
the man whom we were awaiting. He
looked round him In surprise as he
emerged Into the rlear, star-lit night.
Then he came swiftly along the path,
passe,) close to where we lay, and
went on up the Iripg slope behind us.
As he walked he glanced continually
over -''her shoulder, like a man who
Is 111       ease.
"Hist!" cried HoItvps, and T heard
tho sham click cf a cocking pistol.
"Look out! It's coming!"
There was a th'n. crisp, continuous
patter from somewhere In the heart of
that crawling batik. The cloud was
within fifty yards of where we lay, and
���vr> glared at It. all three, uncertain
what horror was about to break from
'he heart of It. I was at Holmes's el
bow. and I g'ancrd for an Instant at
his fr"-1 It was pale and exultant, his
evop ; lug br'g' 'ly In Hie moonlight.
Hut suddnplv thev Rta't��d forward In
a ri; 1, fixed stare and his lips parted
In amazemput. At the same instant
1 estrado gave a yell of terror and
threw himself face downwards upon
'he ground. I snv?,ng to my feet, my
Inert, hand grasping my pistol, my
-nind paralyzed by the dreadful shape
which had sprung ont upon us from
���he shadows of the fog. A hound it
was, an enormous coal-black hound,
but not such a hound as mortal eyes
'ave ever seen. Fire burst, from Its
open rrnuth, Its eyes glowed with a
smouldering glare, its muzzle and
hackles and dewlap were outlined -in
flickering flame. Never In the delirious
dream of a disordered brain could anything more savage, more appalling,
more hellish be conceived than    that
dark lorm, and savage race which
broke upon us out of the wall of fog.
With long bounds the huce blac1-
ceat 're was leaping down the track
following hard upon the footsteps of
our friend. So paralyzed were we by
the apparition that we allowed him to
pass before wc had recovered our
nerve. Then Holmes and 1 both fired
together, and the creature gave a
hideous howl, which showed that one
at least had hit him. He did not pause,
however, hut bounded onwards. Far
away on the path we saw Sir Henry
looking back, his face wh't" In thr
moonlight r:s b-nds raised in horror
elaring helple'slv at the frightful
thing which was hunting him down.
But 'hat erv of pain from the hound
had blown all our fears to the winds
If he was vulnerable he was mortal
and if wp couh! world him we could
kill him. Never have I seen a man run
as Holmes ran tr >.t n;?ht. I am reckoned reet of foot, but !'e outpaced me
as much as I outpaced the lit'Ie professional. In fioni of ti..: as we flew up
the track we heard scream after
scream from Sir Henry and the deep
roar of the hound. I was in time to see
the beast spring upon its victim, hurl
him to the ground, and worry at his
throat. But the next Instant Holmes
lad emptied five barrels of his revolver Into the creature's flank. With a
last howl of agony and a vicious snap
In the air, It rolled upon Its back, four
feet pawing furiously, and then tell
limp upon Its side. I stooped, panting,
and pressed my pistol to the dreadful,
shimmering head, but it was useless to
press the trigger. The giant; hound
was dead.
Sir Henry lay Insensible where he
had fallen. We tore away his collar,
and Holmes breathed a prayer of gratitude when we saw that there was
no sign of a wound and that the rescue
had been In time. Already our friend's
eyelids shivered and he made a feeble
effort to move, l.estrade thrust his
brandy-flask between the baronet's
teeth, and two frightened eyes were
looking up at us.
"My Cod!" he whispered. "Whal
was It? What, in Heaven's name, wan
it?"
"It's dead, whatever It Is." said
Holues. "We've I Id the family ghost
once and for ever."
In mere size and strength It was a
terrible    creature    which    was    lyinc
stretched before "s It was not a blood
hound and it wrs not a pure mastiff:
hut it appeared to be a combination of
Ihe two���gaunt, savage, and  as largi
as a small lioness. Even  now, in  tht
r.tillne=s of death, the huge jaws seem
"d to be dripping ?/ith a bluish flame
rnd the small deep-set, cruel eyes were
1 inged with fire. I placed my hand upon the glowing muzzle, and as I held
1 hem  up my own  fingers smouldered
and gleamed In the darkness.
"Phosphorus," I said.
"A cunning preparation of It,"   said
Holmes,  sniffing at the dead  animal.
"There is no smell which might have
interfered with his power of scent. We
owe you  a  deep apology,  Sir  Henry,
for having exposed you to this fright.
1 was prepared for a bound, but not
such a creature as this. And the fog
gave us little time to receive him."
'You have saved my life."
"Having first endangered It. Are you
trong enough to stand?"
"Give me anotl e'r mouthful of that
brandy nnd I shall be ready for anything. So! Now, If you will help me up.
What do you propose to do?"
"To leave you here. You are not fit
for further adventures to-night. If you
will wait, one or other of us will go
back with you to the Hall."
He tried to stagger to his feet; hut
he was still ghastly pale and trembling In every limn. We helped Mm to
a rock, where he sat. shivering with
his face buried in his hands.
"We must leave you now," said
Holmes. "The rest of our work must
be done, and every moment is of importance. We have our case, and now
we only want our man.
"It's a thousand to one against our
finding him at the house," he continued, as we retraced our steps swiftly down the path. "Those shots must
have told him that the game was up."
"We were some distance off, and
this fog may have deadened them."
"He followed the hound to call him
off���of that you may be certain. No.
no, he's gone hy this time! But we'll
search the house and make sure."
The front door was open, so we
rushed In and hurried from room to
room, to the amazement of a doddering old manservant, who met us in
the passage. There was no light save
In the dining-room, but Holmes caught
up the lamp and left no corner of the
house unexplored. No sign could we
see of the man whom we were chasing
On the upper floor, however, one of
bedroom doors wis locked.
(To be continued.)
Weather Report
Compiled   by   the    Dominion
Government   Meterological   Observer at Penticton, for February,
1908:
Date Max. Temp.      Min. Temp.
1 23   -k
2 25   6
�� 26J 19J
4 28J 26
5 38  31
6 464 18*
7 39  22'
8 37  24J
9 38  26
10 43J 27
11 36  25
12 45  191
13 46  27
14 41  27
15 42  29
16  39  301
17 46  20
18 40  28
19 45  18
20 41  18
21 43  19
22 45  23
23 44  28
24 38  291
25 43  32
26 46  261
27 44  28
28 41  32
29 43  32
February Rain   Snow
3  i
5  1
10  1
18  1
25 15
26 07
27 2
28 06
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LITERARY COLUMN.
The Initiation of Gil Bias.
As soon as I was in the hotel I
asked for supper. It was a fast
day, so they accommodated me
with some eggs. Whilst they
were getting them ready I struck
up a conversation with the hostess. She seemed to me rather
pretty ; and I found her charms
so attractive that I should have
judged, even though her husband
had not told me, that this inn
ought to be well frequented.
When the omelet that they were
making me was ready to be
served up, I sat down alone at a
table. I had not eaten a single
bite when the host came in followed by a man wh8 had stopped me in the street. This
gentleman wore a long sword
and might be about thirty years
old. He approached me with an
eager look, saying: "Mr. Student!
1 have just learnt that you are
Mr. Gil Bias of Santillane, the
ornament of Oviedo and the light
of philosophy. Can it be that
you are that very learned gentleman, whose reputation is so
great in this country ? " "You
do not know, "continued he, turning to the host and hostess, "You
do not know what a treasure you
have in your house. You see in
this gentleman the eighth wonder of the world.'' Then turning
towards me, and throwing his
arms around my neck : "Excuse
my transports of delight," added
he, "I cannot control the joy I
feel at your presence."
I was not able to answer him
at once, because he held me so
tightly clasped that I could not
breathe freely; and it was only
after I had my head free that I
said to him: "Sir, I did not think
my name was known at Penna-
flor?" "Why we keep a record
of all the important persons within a radius of twenty leagues
from here. You are considered
hare a prodigy, and I doubt not
that some day Spain will consider
herself as proud of having produced you as Greece is of having
been the birthplace of the
Sa^es." These words were followed by another embrace to
. which I had to submit at the risk
of having the fate of Anthceus.
Inexperienced though I was, I
should not have been the dupe
of his demonstrations ; I should
have known, by his outrageous
flattery, that he was one of those
parasites that are to be met with
in every town, who as soon as a
stranger arrives, make themselves known to him in order to
have a good meal at his expense;
but my youth and my vanity
made me judge quite otherwise
of him. My admirer appeared
to be a very honest man so I invited him to sup with me. "Very
willingly," cried he. "I only consider myself too lucky at having
met with the illustrious Gil Bias
of Santillane, not to enjoy my
good fortune as long as I can. I
have no great appetite but will
sit down with you merely for the
sake of company, and will just
eat a few morsels simply to
oblige you."
Then my flatterer sat down
opposite me and they brought
him a knife and fork and plate.
He set to work on an omelet with
so much avidity that he seemed
not to have eaten for three days.
Judging by his way of handling
his knife and fork I saw the
omelet would not last long, so I
ordered a second which was so
quickly cooked that it was served
as we, or rather he, was finishing the first. Whilst he was
greedily demolishing it he continued to lavish on me his flattery, which rendered me very
well satisfied with my little self.
He also drank very often ; sometimes to my health, and sometimes to that of my father and
mother, whom he could not sufficiently congratulate on having
a son such as I. At the same
time he poured wine into my
glass and incited me to respond.
His eulogistic toasts put me into
such a good humour with myself
The Southern Okanaga
Company, Limite
Still have a few of those Main Street Lots left.
Martin Street and Eckhardt Avenue Lots going: fast.
:Now is Your Time to Get in on the Ground Floors
Choice Fruit Lots on the Bench.
A Limited Quantity left.
PRICES RIGHT.
Enquire of the MANAGING DIRECTORS.
that, seeing our second omelet
half eaten, I asked the landlord
if he had no fish to give us. Mr.
Corcuelo, who, judging from appearances, was in league with
the parasite, replied : "I have
some fine trout, but those who
eat them will have to pay dearly
for them; it is too delicate a dish
for you." "What do you mean
by saying it is too delicate," said
my flatterer in a loud tone of
voice. '' Let me tell you that
you have nothing too g* '. for
Seignor Gil Bias of Santillane
who deserves to be treated as a
prince." I felt offended and
said proudly to Corcuelo: "Bring
us your trout and I will foot the
bill." That was just what he
wanted, so he began to prepare
the fish which was not long in
being served up. At the sight
of this new dish I saw great joy
gleaming in the eyes of the loafer who set to work on the trout.
as he had done on the eggs. At
last he had to give up for fear
of an accident, for he was full
up to his throat. At length,
having eaten and drunk to his
heart's content, he finished the
comedy by rising from the table
and saying: "Seignor Gil Bias,
I am too well pleased with the
good cheer you have provided to
leave you without first giving
you a piece of advice of which
you seem to be sadly in need.
Henceforth be on your guard
against flattery, and always mistrust people whom you don't
know. You may meet with
others in your travels, who, like
myself, will take pleasure in
amusing themselves by your
credulity, and who may indeed
carry matters still further. Do
not be their dupe, and don't believe them when they tell you
that you are the eighth wonder
of the world." At these words
he laughed in my face and went
away.��� (From the French of
Lesage.)
New Brunswick Elections.
The recent general elections
in New Brunswick, resulting in
the defeat of the Robinson Administration, have certainly indicated a great turn in political
sentiment in that section of Canada. For twenty-five years the
Liberals have held sway in New
Brunswick, in the end, not to be
merely defeated but almost annihilated. The new assembly
will comprise thirty-one Conservatives, twelve Liberals and
three Independents, giving the
new government under Mr. Ha-
zen sixteen majority over all.
New Brunswick has repeated the
history of all the other provinces
and of the Dominion itself. It
seems a party  in Canada  must
become, politically speaking, absolutely rotten before it meets
with the censure of the public:
and. when that time comes, it is
consigned to oblivion for probably a quarter of a century, or until the then ruling party has in
its turn fallen into every form
of corruption. This was the condition of affairs when the Conservatives went out of power in
the Dominion, and the Liberals
in Manitoba and Ontario, and
will be the condition when the
Liberals are obliged, eventually,
to give up the reins of government at Ottawa.
In Canada, a good thing is
carried to excess. While we do
not approve of the custom followed in Great Britain of turning
a party out of office for trivial
offences or slight differences of
policy, nor that in vogue in the
American Republic, where the
voting rabble change the government at nearly every election in
a vague hope that conditions
might be altered for the better,
we believe that a little more sensitive public conscience would be
a decided benefit to the country.
There, no doubt, is much to be
gained by a long and steady administration. So long as government is conducted properly,
stability is maintained and progress assured, and these are very
important factors in the development of a young country ; but
no party should be permitted to
remain in power until it falls to
pieces through its own decomposition.
The effect of the provinces
turning Conservative one after
another cannot fail to have a
weakening effect upon Liberal
rule in the Dominion, not that
we anticipate the downfall of
the federal government at the
forthcoming general elections,
but that things are tending in
that direction.
PROCLAMATION
[L.S.]
JAMES DUNSMUIR,
Lieutenant-Governor.
CANADA.
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EDWARD THE SEVENTH, by the Grace of God,
of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain and
Ireland, and of  the  British   Dominions beyond
the Seas Kino, Defender of the Faith, Emperor
of India.
To all Uj whom these presents shall come,���Greeting.
A PROCLAMATION.
W. J. Bowser, I \V1IEKEASbySection
Attorney-General. I YT li of the "Game
Protection Act, lb9tj." as re-enacted by Section 19
of the "Game Protection Act, Amendment Act,
19'5," it is enacted that it shall b.-' lawful for the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council, by Proclamation
to be published in two successive issues of the
British Columbia Gazette, to declare a close season for geese in any part of tho Province for any
period of time ;   and
Whereas Our said Lieutenant-Governor, by and
with the advice of his Executive Council, has been
pleased to direct, by an Order in Council in that
behalf, a close -eason for geese within the County
of Kooteflay, until and including the 31st day of
August, one thousand nine hundred and eight.
Now Know ye therefore, that in pursuance
thereof, we do hereby proclaim a close season for
Geese within the County of Kootenay, until, and
including the 31st day of August, one thousand
nine hundred and eight.
In Testimony Whereof. We have caused these
Our Letters to be made Patent and the Great
Seal of the said Province to be hereunto affixed :
Witness. His Honour James Dunsmuir. Lieutenant-Governor of  Our   said   Province   of
British Columbia, in Our City of Victoria, in
Our said Province, this 19th day of February,
in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine
hundred and eight, and in the eighth year of
Our Reign.
By Command.
HENRY ESSON YOUNG,
Provincial Secretary.
NOTICE.
The fiendish cold-blooded murder of the Roman Catholic priest
in Denver who was killed at the
altar by a man to whom he was
administering the communion, is
an evidence of the length to
which anarchism will go. The
man who did that devilish act
was probably at one time no
worse than many other young
men who are to-day drifting into
the same groove by listening to
the inane rant of the average
modern day socialist and who
confines his reading to such publications as the Appeal to Reason
and others of that class. "A little learning is a dangerous
thing" and the man who will
only read one class of literature
and that literature is for no other purpose than to foster hatred
Similkameen Land District.   District of Osoyoos,
Yale.
TAKE NOTICE that Lydia Droutskoy Fraser.
of Kew Gardens, England, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
land :���
Commencing at a post planted about 2 miles
in an easterly direction from A. Ford's P. R. No.
3260, thence south 40 chains: thence cast 20
chains ; thence north 40 chains ; thence west 20
chains to point of commencement, and containing
80 acres, more or less.
LYDIA DROUTSKOY FRASER,
By her agent John Robert Fraser, Captain.
Dated March'7th, 1908, 34-8t
NOTICE
Leamington Mineral Claim.   Situate in
the Osoyoos Mining Division of Yale
District.       Where    located ��� Armstrong's, Similkameem.
TAKE NOTICE that I, R. H. Parkinson, agent for C. A. C.   Steward,   Free
Miner's Certificate No. 5,80(5,   and W.
E. Welby, Free Miner's Certificate No.
intend,   sixty  days  from date,
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder
for a certificate of Improvements,  for
the   purpose   of    obtaining   a   Crown
Grant ot the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 3rd day of January, A. D.
1908.       RICHARD H. PARKINSON.
w. o. w.
Okanagan Camp No. 261.
Meets every Tuesday in the month at
8 p. m. in Woodmen's Hall, Ellis St.
Visiting Sovereigns always welcome.
JOHN POWER, C. C.
R. WILTON, CLERK
HOTEL.  PENTICTON.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
RATES $2.50 PER DAY
A. Barnes       - -       Prop.
PENTICTON. B.C.
To The Travelling Public.
If you want a good stable and
prime feed for your horses,  call
on
LIVERY & FEED STABLE.
S. D. HINE,
FAIRVIEW, B.C.
Galarneau &
McKenzie
BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS
When you   think   of   Building
Look us up.
ADOLPHUS GALARNEAU  W. A. MCKENZIE
WANTED
Local agents for  the Western Canada Fire
Insurance Company, Limited, (Non-Tariff).
Apply to l>. H. RICE. General Agent for B. C.
132 Hastings St.,East,
32-3 Vancouver. B. C.
Okanagan Grown
Tomato Seed.
Now is the time to send in your
order. I make a specialty of
growing Tomato Seed.     Have
25 Varieties   .    .    .
Best kinds.   Catalogue free.
D. Gdlatly, Gellatly P.O.
E. J. FINGH
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Box 196.       Main St.
C. P. R.
SEED POTATOES
NOROTON REALITY is claimed by seedsmen
to bo the earliest and most productive potato
Krown. I have about half a ton of them for sale
to those who want scud.
E. W. MUTCH,
31-tf Stonybank.
FOR SALE.
Red and Rlack Currant slips, Cuthbert Raspberry canes, nnd English Green Gooseberry and
"Red Jacket" slips.       Apply to
JOHN N. GUMMOW,
33-2 Peachland, B. C.
Subscribe for
The Penticton Press
of one's fellow-man, is taking
fearful chances of ruining his
own mind and character for all
time to come. The news of that
fearful deed should arouse civilization to the gravity of the situation in allowing so freely this
propagation of the gospel of hatred and discontent.���The Hedley
Gazette.
NOTICE.
LAND FOR
SALE
Choice fruit lots, improved and
unimproved.
FIRE INSURANCE-The Sun of London, Eng., and Queen.   Why not insure
in the best; they cost no more.
Apply to
J. R. MITCHELL.
General
Blacksmithing
Woodwork and
Carriage  Painting . .
Horseshoeing a Specialty
John Partridge.
PENTICTON
& OROViLLE
STAGE
Via Fairview
Leaves Penticton Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:3U a.m., arriving at Oroviile the same day at 6 p. m.
Through Fare - $6.00
W. HINE and S. M. SNOW
FAIRVIEW, B. C.
EATON'S PRICES
Plus the Express
AT-
H.OLIVER^
SHOE STORE.
60   YEARS9
EXPERIENCE
Osoyoos Land District.       District of Yale. B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that Robert Thomas Hesel-
wood, rancher, of Kelowna, B. C, inti r>d:' to apply
for permission to lease the followinjr described
land :���
Commencing- at n post planted at the N. E.
corner of the N. W. '/. section 16, township 28,
thence south 40 chains ; thence west 40 chains ;
thence south 40 chains ; thence west 40 chains";
thence north 40 chains ; thence west 20 chains ;
thence north 40 chains ; thence oast 100 chains,
to the point of commencement, and containing 040
acres more or less.
ROBERT THOMAS HESELWOOD.
21nt January. 1908.
WANTED.
Girl to do housework.       Apply
Mrs. W. R. King,
35- Penticton, B. C.
Trade Mauks
Designs
Copyrights &c.
Anyone sending a sketch and description may
milckiy ascertain our opinion free whether an
inreution la probably patentable. Conuuunica-
lions strictly confidential. HANDBOOK ou Patents
sent free. oldoHt airency for scouring patents.
Patents taken throuKh Mann & Co. receive
tpirlul notice, without charge, iu the
Scientific JMerican.
Lai-Rest clr-
Ternis, $3 a
A handsomely Illustrated weekly.
dilution of any soieutlllc journal,
yujir: four months, $1. Soldbyull
MUNN&Co.361Br�� New York
Branch Ounce. tiSS V St., Washington. 1). C.
NOTICE
FRUIT TREES-Well-grown stock.
Large quantity of apple trees for sale,
only few choice varieties grown : also
small stock of ornamental trees. Apply
for varieties and price to Manager,
COLDSTREAM ESTATE CO., Ltd.,
15-tf Vernon, B. C.

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