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"       MAY 18 1908
VOL. 2.   No. 44.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
B. E. WALKER, President
ALEX. LAIRD, General Manager
A. H. IRELAND, Superintendent of
Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Rest, - - - 5.000,000
Total Assets, - 113,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United States and England
D posits of $1 and upwards received, and interest allowed at
current rates. The depositor is sublet to no delay whatever in
the withdrawal of the whole or any portion of the dep sit.
Penticton Branch    -    *    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
I So get in your order for Lumber if you want it at        I
* once.       First here first served.     .      . i
Manufacturers of
f   Manu
t    Lumber, Sash,
Doors, Mouldings,
Mantles, Cabinets,
i*    Tables,
Store and Bar
Church Seats and
Dealers in
Flintkote Roofing,
Nysonset Roofing,
Carpet Felt,
Tar Paper,
Building Paper,
Ibex Extra,
Insulating & Build'g,
Shingles, Lath,
Sheet & Fancy Glass,   4
Wood Fibre Plaster,    -
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I We can make you ANYTHING in the factory line        1
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5 lb. Cartoon of Royal
Crown Soap     -    $1.00
4 large Bottles   of
Washing Ammonia 1.00
6 boxes Toilet Soap 1.00
3 lbs Tea - 1.00
3 lbs Coffee   -    -     1.00
7 cans Tomatoes    -  1.00
A large consignment of
Single and Double
Light and Heavy HARNESS
Express and Driving
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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
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   uggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.      Penticton.
Penticton Store
Established 40 Years.
Alfred H. Wade, Prop.
Dry Goods, Gent's Furnishings, Boots and Shoes, Groceries
and General Merchandize of all Sorts
A o-^nf frn-     GIANT POWDER CO.
Goods delivered through the town. Prompt attention to orders.
PENTICTON,       -        - B.C.
Merchant Gives Good Pointers
to B. C. Growers.
Mr. John Sinnelt, of Macclesfield, England, who spent a few
days in Penticton, left for the
Old Country on Tuesday. Mr.
Sinnelt, who is a wholesale fruit
merchant, of Macclesfield, has
been looking over the country
with an eye to business, and believes that, eventually, a large
fruit trade may be worked up
between British Columbia and
Great Britain. He has seen the
apples of British Columbia on
exhibition at the British fairs
and says that if they could only
be supplied in quantity their
large size and fine coloring would
ensure them a ready market at
the highest prices. So far he
has seen only one consignment
of British Columbia apples on
the market. This comprised
about one thousand boxes, and
they sold readily at eighteen
shillings, or over four dollars a
The gentry in England, Mr.
Sinnelt says, prefer very large
highly colored apples. Appearance seems to count for more
than flavor, as is shown by the
fact that the Yellow Newtown
Pippins of Oregon, being larger
and brighter, though inferior in
flavor to those of New York,
bring a much higher price.
Fruit brought from a long distance is more prized than that
grown nearer home. This point
should be in favor of British
Columbia fruit. Much as the
fruit experts have spoken against
the Ben Davis, Mr. Sinnelt says
it is one of the most profitable
apples. The fruit arrive in England in just as good condition as
it was when packed. There
is consequently no loss, and it
finds a ready market, chiefly
among the poorer classes. The
lower price which it brings is
c interacted by the fact that
there are no spoiled apples.
Making War on Tent Caterpillar.
(Vancouver Daily Province)
The tent caterpillar has decend-
ed on Vancouver. He is here in
unusually large numbers, and
drastic measures are being taken
by Mr.. Thomas Cunningham,
provincial inspector of fruit
pests, to prevent all the fine orchards of the lower Mainland being annihilated.
Since the first of the year
twelve inspectors have been out
warning the fruitgrowers, and
thirty thousand spraying bulletins have been issued with full
instructions of how to deal with
the pests. Yesterday an orchard
in North Vancouver���the fourth
on the list���was destroyed by the
inspectors because Mr. Tent Caterpillar had been freely allowed
to get in his deadly work. Warnings have been issued time and
again, and now the officials insist
that they cannot but act immediately in destroying trees
that are affected. This is what
Mr. Cunningham has to say:
"The tent caterpillars are now
hatching out in vast numbers
and immediate action must be
taken or there is danger of all
the deciduous trees in the neighborhood being defoliated. I may
say that due notice of the impending danger was given early
in the season, and the necessary
remedy prescribed, but our people
have not taken advantage of the
information which was freely
''The remedy to be applied now
is spraying with arsenate of lead,
in the proportion of three pounds
to a barrel of water. This, if
properly applied, will surely destroy  the  caterpillars  and   all
other leaf-eating insects. It has
the advantage of remaining on
the foliage in all weathers. The
arsenate should be thoroughly
mixed in a gallon of water, then
added to the barrel of water and
immediately sprayed with a fine
nozzle. If we can have the caterpillars destroyed now, we shall
have very little trouble next
I would add for the information of the public generally that
the fourth orchard across the Inlet was condenmed for destruction yesterday. We mean business now; no more temporizing
and pleading with people to protect themselves and the great industry, which is doing so much
for the development of our glorious province.''
From the Mining Camp.
One of our old-timers, L. C.
Barnes, has just returned from
Cedar Creek, 20 miles southwest of town, where he has been
helping his partner, J. C. Reilly,
with assessment work on mineral claims. He reports the chances
good on the large iron lodes and
deposits high up the creek and
mountain; but at or near the
foot of the mountain they have
found the ore, which was of a
low grade, pinching in one ledge
and the percentage decreasing in
another ledge so much that they
have quit them. In about eight
days Mr. Barnes will leave town
for the camp in the rare elements
district, on Tullameen river, and
pick up his partner at Cedar
Creek, where he has remained
to examine what is now known
as the Cedar high-grade belt,
with hopes of getting a location
there. The southerly side of this
belt is about four miles north of,
and about three thousand feet
above, the wagon road at the
mouth of Cedar Creek. Mr.
Reilly went up to the first claims
on the south side of the belt on
the sixth ult, en 1 as he has been
on the north side of it before and
on both ends he gives the extent
as three by nine miles, in which
there are ores averaging as good
as the Nickle Plate���$12 per ton.
There have been assays of twenty, sixty, one hundred and
twenty, to as high as one thousand dollars per ton, got from
lodes and zones of two to twelve
feet in width. The large ledges
are a self-fluxing ore, magnetic
iron, black lime, and what is locally known as garnetite. The
formations are dierite, black
lime, greenish porphyry and
quartzites. Those ores all carry
some copper. Mr. Reilly visited
the Price, Murphy, and Griffin
property and reports a one hundred and eighty three foot adit,
which has on its course cut
several small strings and one
seven foot vein of twelve dollars'
average, of self-fluxing ore.
This adit is being driven ahead
farther with hopes of cutting a
twelve foot vein of the same
nature as the seven foot one,
both showing on the surface.
There are eight claims in the
group. Tom Anderson and Jack
McLean have five claims here.
In all Mr. Reilly says he knows
of eleven groups of claims in
this belt, all of which have at
least one good shewing of pay
ore; and the owners are not
neglecting them. There are nine
cabins in the belt, and the owners are getting in to them, even
over snow. The strike and
length of this belt is south-west,
commencing at the Rustle House
on the Roger's road between
Penticton and the Nickle Plate
mine, and running through the
head of Cedar Creek country,
crossing the summit to the head
of Fifteen Mile Creek six miles
below Hedley. This is leaving
the Nickle Plate and the Quarts
Camp belt out, which lies six or
seven miles to the north side.
The prospectors invite investigation of this camp on Cedar Creek
and would be especially pleased
with a visit from L.W. Shatford,
M. P. P.
Local and Personal
The Str. Okanagan will resume
its daily trips on Monday.
Green Onions at Layton's.
A. H. Wade visited Vernon on
Tuesday, returning home on
Penticton-grown Onions, fresh
every day at Layton's.
Mrs. B. F. Boyce, of Kelowna,
was this week the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. A. H. Wade.
R. M. Stewart and J. S. H.
Munro intend soon to build a
dwelling house on Ellis St.
Mrs. W. T. Shatford returned
last week after a lengthy visit
with her mother in Seattle.
Fred Barnes, of Enderby,
spent several days in town this
week, being on his way to Hedley.
Capt. I. M. Stevens reports a
growth of fourteen inches on
some of his peach trjes already
this season.
Timothy Eaton is dead, but he
has left his prices in stationery
behind him. Call and see, at
Mr. and Mrs. H. Murk left on
Thursday to inspect a ranch
which Mr. Murk recently bought
near Fairview.
R. Beard, of Vancouver, spent
a few days this week with his
brother, A. Beard in Penticton.
While here he disposed of his
ten acre lot to J. Kirkpatric.
Capt. G. L. Estabrook, of the
Str. Okanagan. is having a fine
residence built on Beach Ave.
The captain will move from Okanagan Landing as soon as it is
Alex. Beatty arrived with a
car of effects from Dryden, Ont.,
on Friday of last week. His
family will follow shortly. Mr.
Beatty last fall bought the property of L. A. Rathvon on Main
L. D. McColl, of Peachland,
who has been on a trip through
the lower Similkameen, and to
Oroviile, Loomis, Wenatchee and
Spokane, in Washington, returned to Penticton on Monday,
leaving for Peachland on the following morning.
R. DeBec  and  wife,  of New
Westminster, are at present the
guests of friends in town, having
arrived on Wednesday evening.
They spent a few days at Vernon and Kelowna before coming
j here, and intend making their
I home somewhere in the Okana-
Rev. R. W. Hibbert left on
Tuesday to attend Conference,
which is being held this year in
Vancouver. There will, in consequence, be no service in the
Methodist church on Sunday,
with the exception of Sunday
School. On the following Sunday, service will be held once at
A meeting for the purpose of
organizing an Orange Lodge
will be held in the Woodmen's
Hall on Friday, May 22nd, at 8
p. m. The first part of the
meeting will be open to the public and addresses will be given
by Rev. R. J. Mclntyre, of Summerland, and Mr. J. W.Whiteley,
Provincial Organizer, on "The
Aims and objects of the Association, and its necessity in the Dominion of Canada." Mr. White-
ley will be in town from now
until after the meeting, and will
be pleased to give information to
any one regarding the Society.
Miss Mabel Rowe
Teacher of Piano, Organ and
-PENTICTON ���      - SB- C.
S. O. Land Company's   Block
���Phone II.
Accountant & Auditor,
Notary Public
Notary Public.
KELOWNA,        - -        B. C.
Barrister, Solicitor, Notary Public.
PENTICTON,       -       -       B.C.
'Phone 17.
Full Line of
Kierstead & Steele
Builders and Contractors
.   A Card Will Find Us.   .
M. T. Kierstead - R.- Steele
nursery co.,
Beautify your lot with some
of our shade trees.
We have Elm, Ash, Maple,
Catalpa, Mulberry, Black Walnut, and Ash Leaved Maple.
Some perennial shrubs and
apple trees left.
D. W. Crowley
Wholesale and Retail Butchers
Goods Delivered to any part of  the
C. E. HOUSER, Manager.
Dwellings   Individual Line . .$2.00 per month.
-Party Linn  1.50       "
Husiucss .-Individual Lino .. '2.50
���Party Linn  2.00
Free installation within throe-quart*��� mile
of office, when one year contract Riven.
Outside three-quarters mile, add coat of
laliour to install.
When no contract, or contract Cor lean than
one year given, coat of labour to install is
charged at time of installation.
C. F. LAYTON,     -      Local Agent.
Lake-shore Telephone Co.
The general elections in Quebec take place on June 8, the
same date as those of Ontario.
One acre of five year old peach
trees belonging to'John Kerr, at
Peachland, yielded one thousand
seven hundred and forty-five
dollars' worth of peaches last
season. These figures comprise
the actual sales.
There will be a meeting of the
Ladies' Aid of the Methodist
Church next Thursday afternoon
at three o'clock in the church. THE PENTICTON PRESS, PENTICTON, BX. MAY 16, 1908.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year in
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices���30 Hays, $5;
60 days, $7.
Legal Advertising���First insertion, 10
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion; 10c. per
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract Advertisements���Rates arranged according to space taken.
All changes in contract advertisements must be in the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
New members were received
into the Methodist Church Sunday morning, also a number on
probation. The large congregation enjoyed to the full two solos
rendered by Mr. Gideon Hicks,
of Victoria. "Thy Will be Done"
and "Fear ye not, O Isreal."
Mr. Hicks accompanied Rev. Mr.
Mclntyre to Summerland in the
A very pleasant evening was
spent in the Presbyterian Church
Wednesday, which was given up
to missionary work and the missionaries in general. Addresses
were delivered by Rev. Mr.
Hood, of Summerland, and Rev.
Mr. Jones. Rev. Mr. White occupied the chair. Mr. and Mrs.
Mitchell gave a duet, in their
usual good style, "Let the Lower
Lights be Burning." Mr. Young
also sang a couple of solos. The
evening closed by refreshments
being served by the young men
of the Church.
Miss Young left for Moose Jaw
Thursday morning, and expects
to be away the greater part of
the summer.
The Girls' Handicraft Club met
at the home of Miss Seaton this
week when a pleasant time was
spent, the gathering being in
honor of Miss Young who was
leaving town the next morning
for Moose Jaw, Sask.
Chas. Robertson failed to use
the brake at the proper time in
coming down a steep part of the
road and was thrown from his
wagon, Monday morning. He
was brought home in an unconscious state, but fortunately
no bones were broken and he is
progressing as well as could be
Mr. Cossar has greatly improved the appearance of one of
his cottages by applying a coat
of paint.
Mrs. A. D. Ferguson enjoyed
a   week   end   visit   from   her
brother, T. Moore, of Summer-'
Rev. Mr. and Mrs.  Hood and!
children, of Summerland,  spent1
the last couple of weeks here, |
the guests of Mrs. Hood's mother,
Mrs. Urquhart.   Mr. Hood occupied the Presbyterian pulpit Sunday, while Mr. Whyte preached
in Summerland.
Mr. Geo. Needham, who lately
purchased the Bennett place, has
started to erect a neat cottage
on the property.
Miss Brant and Miss R. McLaughlin went to Summerland
on a visit, Monday.
A number of land sales have
gone through lately which go to
show that Peachland is certainly
on the move.
Mrs. John Wright returned
home Tuesday, having spent the
better part of a week with her
mother at Naramata.
The W. C. T. U. held their
monthly meeting at the home of
Mrs Glen on the afternoon of
May 12.
Rev. Mr. Wright has gone to
the coast to attend the Methodist conference. He was accompanied by J. Bigger, who is the
local delegate.
The Kelowna Knights of
Pythias sent as delegate Frank
Bawtinheimer to the Grand
Lodge in Vancouver.
Mrs. Jas. Jones left town for
Vancouver on May 8, to attend
the Woman's Missionary Society
as delegate from our local organization.
Mr. Thomas returned on Friday, May 8th, from a short visit
in Penticton.
J. J. Stubbs and his partners,
Messrs Cartridge and Elworthy,
are opening up a steam laundry
in Vernon, instead of in Kelowna
as was first proposed.
Mrs. Budden is very ill of in-
flamatory rheumatism.
Miss Ethel Mawhinney is slowly recovering from her recent
Mr. and Mrs. Smith, who have
been camping beside the creek
near J. J. Stubbs' residence, suffered a sad loss in the death of
their little son by drowning on
Saturday, May 9th. The child,
who was not yet four years old,
was playing with a toy boat,
when he slipped into the water,
which is unusually deep and
rapid this spring. Being missed
by his mother a search party endeavored to locate the body, and
their efforts were rewarded on
Sunday morning about eleven
o'clock. The little one was found
entangled among roots in the
bed of the stream, about half a
mile from the scene of the accident. The funeral took place on
Mrs. G. A. Clark has returned
to her home here after spending
some weeks at Okanagan Falls.
James Ford and wife of Vancouver, B. C, are here to spend
the summer with their brother,
Alex. Ford of Springbrook Farm.
Refreshing showers are of frequent occurrence here.
Mrs. D. J. Innis, of Keremeos,
spent a few days recently at the
home of her parents at Green
Wm. Hedges has returned to
his place from Grand Forks, B.C.
Our postmaster has received
word from the P. O. Inspector
that after June 1st the name of
Green Mountain P. O. will be
changed to Allen Grove.
Miss Edith.Farleigh spent Sunday with Hazel F. Allen.
"Westward Ho.
E. R. Bailey has moved the
post office to the north side of
Bernard Ave.
Bonnycastle Dale, whose illustrated nature studies in "Westward Ho!" have attracted considerable attention, has in the
May issue a timely article on the
American Navy, being the result
I of his recent visit to the Bremer-
| ton Navy Yard where he secured
several fine pictures of the battleships for the Magazine. In fiction the contents for the month
include ' 'The Widow of Baalbek,''
by A. N. St. John-Mildmay; "Joe
and Aileen," by Arthur Davies;
"The Second Claim," by Billee
Glynn; "The Trials of Three,"
byG. A. Russell; "The Brainstorm," by L. McLeod Gould;
"A Hero of the Plains," by
Charles Doran, and the concluding chapters of Clive Phillips
Wolley's powerful serial, "Shak-
mut." The editor this month
has taken Winston Churchill for
his sketch in his interesting department, "Men I Have Met."
Howland Hoadley tells the story
of Vancouver's new playground
���the North Arm, while Rinaldo
M. Hall deals in an interesting
manner with Portland's Rose
Carnival, both articles being well
illustrated. The publishers announce that the June issue will
be a "Home-seekers' Number."
Main's Pharmacy
Main Street, Penticton.
Drugs, Druggists' Sundries, Rubber Goods (Sick Room Utensils), Stationery, Post Cards, Magazines, and
Photographic Goods.
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W. R. KING & CO.
BUTTER���Fresh Grass California Creamery, a big shipment
just arrived, per pounl 40c.
FEED-A1 Oats, Bran, Shorts and Chop ;   also Hay.
DRY GOODS-A nice assortment of Lisle and Silk Gloves,
Lace Hosiery, Fancy Collars and Laces, just arrived
from the East.
FURNISHINGS-Balbriggan Underwear, Fancy Lisle Hose,
Shirts, and a big stock of Ties, including the new
stocks Ascot and Derby, just in.
HARDWARE-Pumps, Hoes, Raker,, Garden Hose, Spray
Nozzles, Wheelbarrows, Poultry Netting, Barbed
Wire, etc.
The Ellis Street Store.
'PHONE 25.      .
EwaaEBeBBanH ���y��Ef&yagjiu��n,MBBjrt,Mi
The celebrated V2 Spray.
Sprays, assorted.
<| Planet Jr. Cultivators.
* The newly patented Orchard Whiffletree.
I Harrows, Plows, Democrats, Cultivators, etc.
J. Fine Stock of First Class Harness.
(i 1 Bell Organ.
1 Gerhard Heintzman Piano.
1 Sail and Row Boat with Sails.
1 Large Tent, 14 x 16 feet.
3 Houses to Rent.    .
Fresh Milk.
DeLaval Cream Separators.
100 Apple Trees, 600 Grapes and a few Peaches,
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Closing Sale
J. A.
FRIDAY,   MAY   1st,   1908.
This Stock is complete in every
line carried and will be sold at
COST until cleared.
Come early while the stock is
TERMS Strictly eASH
All are invited to take advantage
of this sale.   What we say we mean.
Since we began to sell
groceries that this wasn't
the best store to deal with.
Always Something Special :==
2 lbs for -      25c.
lib tins, 2 for    -    25c
3 tins for        -        25c
2 tins for        -        25c
Red Star
There Never Was HOME SEEKERS
a Day . .
Acre Lot on Beach Avenue,
Penticton. The best location a-
vailable on the most beautiful
beach on Okanagan Lake ; price
Two One-Half Acre Lots commanding beautiful view of Okanagan Lake ; good soil; available
water supply ; 93J x 280 ft. in
dimension; planted in peach trees
this spring. Price, corner lot,
$600 ; inside lot, $500.
Corner Building Lot in residential section ; pleasant surroundings; a good buy.   Price, $600.
Seven  Roomed  House,   well,
finished ;   lawn seeded  down ;
corner lot;  excellent   location,
good view,  and  very pleasing
surroundings.   Price, $2,500.
J. R. Mitchell,
Penticton,  -   B. C.
To the fact that you don't always need SPECIAL
LENSES���which, in many cases, are simply ordinary
lenses with a special price���and that fifty years' experience is not necessary for a person to get a thorough
knowledge of the eye and its uses ? And yet people
will pay a fancy price to travelling mechanics, when
they can have their eyes examined and corrections
made with the best appliances known to optical science,
here in Penticton.
My stock of optical goods is of the best quality on
the market and very complete. I guarantee every
HARRIS, The Jeweler
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j     TOMATO,    CAULIFLOWER,     j
I FLOWERS, FOLIAGE and other \
j       Plants for Spring planting.      1
$ Call and see my Stock. $
l        EXPERIENCED in all Kinds of GARDENING.        (
J JAMES DENNISTON,     Ellis Street. J
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and other Ornamental Shrubs, Trees, and Climbing Vines.
Ready for immediate delivery.
Penticton, British Golumbia.
Capital Stock $50,000
R. H. ROBERTSON, President
THOS. TODHUNTER, Vice-Pres. E. CURTIS, Manager.
W. F. H. SWINTON, Sec-Treas.
Saws, Axes, Wedges, Striking Hammers, Table and
Pocket Cutlery.
To Horse-breeders 1 s��*<fc, Trees,
Suffolk Stallion
" BentCey   Comrade,"
No. 2981, Vol. XIII.
This 1800 lb. horse will stand for the
season at home, and will serve a limited
number of mares at reasonable figures.
Last season 90 per cent, of the mares
bred to him conceived.
For  further  particulars   apply    to
. ciisasisaKsasH
Pacific Coast Grown
John M. Thomas,
Okanagan Palls,
B. C.
Plans,   Specifications   and   Estimates
Furnished for all Kinds of Work.
For the Farm, Garden, Lawn, or
Reliable, approved  varieties,   at
reasonable prices.
No Borers.    No Scale.    No fumigation to damage stock.
No windy agents to annoy you.
Buy direct   and  get   trees   and
seeds that GROW.
Bee Supplies, Spray Pumps,
Spraying Material and
Cut Flowers.
Catalogue Free.
aREENHOUSES-3010 Westminster Rd
Branch nurseries���S. Vancouver.
���Phone White 1
'Phone While 1
Penticton Bakery
Good Wholesome Bread,
Cakes and Pastry.
A Rock In the Baltic
^UthOr   Of
"The Triumphs of Eugene Valmont," "Tekla," "In Ihe Midst of
Alarm*.'*   "Speculations of John Steele."   "The Victors."  Etc
Copyright.   1906,  by   Robert   Birr.
By Arranfement with The Authors and Newspapers Association of New York.
Onr meager income ceased with my
father's life, and I bad to choose what
I should do to earn my board and
keep, like Orphaut Annie iu Whitcomb
Riley's poem. There appeared to be
three avenues open to me. I could be
a governess, domestic servant or dressmaker. I had already earned something at the latter occupation, and I
thought If I could set up in business
for myself there was a greater chance
of gaining an independence along tbat
line than either as a governess or servant. But to do this I needed at least
a little capital.
"Although there had been no com-
municatioQ between the two brothers
for many years. I had my uncle's address, and I wrote acquainting him
with tbe fact of my father's death and
asking for some assistance to set up in
business for myself, promising to repay the amount advanced with Interest as soon as I was able. for. although
my father had never said anything
against his elder brother. I somehow
had divined rather than knew that he
was a hard man, and his answering
letter gave proof of that, for it contained no expression of regret for his
brother's death.
"My uncle declined to make the advance I asked for, saying that many
years before he had given my father
|200 which had never been repaid. 1
was thus compelled, for tbe time at
least, to give up my plan for opening
a dressmaking establishment, even on
the smallest scale, and was obliged to
take a situation similar to that which
I hold here. In three years I was
able to save the $200. which I sent to
my uncle and promised to remit the
Interest If he would tell me the aw of
the debt. He replied, giving the infor
matinn and Inclosing a receipt for the
principal, with a very correct mnthf
matlcal statement ot tUe amount or
Interest tf compounded annually, as
was his legal right, but expressing bis
readiness to accept simple Interest and
(five me a receipt In full."
"The brute!" ejaculated Katherine,
which remark brought upon her a mild
rebuke from her mother on intemperance of language.
"Well, go on," said Katherine, unabashed.
"1 merely mention this detail," continued Dorothy, "as an object lesson
in honesty. Never before since the
world began was there such a case of
casting bread upon the waters as was
my sending the $200. My uncle appears to have been a most methodical
man. He filed away my letter which
contained the money, also a typewritten copy of his reply, and when he died
it was these documents which turned
the attention of the legal firm who acted for him to myself, for my uncle had
left no will. The Califoniian firm
communicated with lawyers in New-
York, and they began a series of very
cautious inquiries, which at last resulted, after I had furnished certain
proofs asked for. in my being declare,]
heiress to my uncle's estate."
"And how much did ^'i get? How
much did you get?" d-Vanded Katherine.
"I asked the lawyers from New York
to deposit $10,000 for me In the Sixth
National bank of this town, and they
did so. It was to draw a little check
against that deposit and thus learn If
it was real that I went out today."
"Ten thousand dollars." murmured
Katherine In nccents of deep disappointment.   "Is thnt nil?"
"Isn't that enough?" asked Dorothy,
with a twinkle In her eyes.
"No: you deserve ten times ns much,
and I'm not going to New York or
P.oston iiC, ��r expense to buy new
dresses. N> likely! I will attend the
ball In my calico."
Dorothy laughed quietly nnd drew
from the little satchel she wore nt her
side n letter, which she handed to
"It's private nnd confidential," she
warned her friend.
"Oh, 1 won't tell any one." snld
Katherine. unfolding It. She rend eagerly halfway down the page, then
sprang to her feet on the top of the
table, screaming:
"Fifteen million dollars! Fifteen
million dollars!" And. swinging her
arms  back and  forth like nn  athlete
"Fifteen million dollars!"
���boat to leap, she sprang to the floor,
nearly upsetting the little table, tray
nnd all, as she embraced Dorothy Amhurst.
"Fifteen millions! That's something
like! Why, mother, do you realize that
we have under our roof one of the
richest young women In the world?
Don't you see that the rest of this conference must take place In our drawing room under the most solemn auspices? The Idea of our keeping such
an heiress in the attic!"
"I believe." said Sablna slowly and
coldly, "tbat Mr. Rockefeller's income
"Oh. blow Mr. Rockefeller and his
Income!" cried the indignant younger
"Katherine!" pleaded tbe mother
mTTTtOt'GHOUTthe long summer
day a gentle excitement bad
fluttered the hearts of those
ladles, young or not so young,
who hnd received Invitations to tbe
ball on hoard the Consternation that
night. The last touches were given to
creations ou which had been spent
skill, taste and money. Our three
young women, being most tastefully
and fashionably attired, were In high
spirits, which state of feeling was exhibited according to the nature of
each���Sablna rather stately In her exaltation. Dorothy quiet and demure,
while Katherine. despite her mother's
suppllcntlons. would not be kept quiet.
but swung her graceful gown this way
and that, practicing tbe slide of a
waltz and quoting W S. Gilbert, as
va* her custom. She glided over the
tloor In rhythm with her chant:
"When I first put this uniform on
I said ns I looked In the glass,
'It's one to a million
That any civilian
My fisure and form will surpass.' "
Meanwhile In a room downstairs that
good nutured veteran Captain Kempt
was telling the latest stories to big future son-in-law. a young officer of the
American   navy,   who   awaited   with
lutiful Impatience the advent of the
���serene Sabina. When at last the la-
lies came down, the party set out
through tbe gathering darkness of this
lenvenly summer night for the private
���tier from which they were privileged,
'iecnu��e of Captain Kempt's official
���tnndlng.   to   voyage,   to   the   cruiser
ii   the   revenue  cutter   Whippoorwlll
"hich w���� i-ner mi to convey the sec-
��������� '    >r ��� 'vv o*> i his entourage
across the same intervening waters
Just before they reached the pier their
steps were arrested by the boom of r.
cannon, followed instantly by tbe sudden apparition of the Consternation
picked out in electric light, masts. I'uu
net and bull all outlined by incandescent stars.
"How beautiful!" cried Sabina, whose
young man stood beside her. "It is as
if a gigantic rocket, all of one color,
bad burst uud bung suspended there
like the planets of heaven."
"It reminds me." \vhis|>ered Katherine to Dorothy "of an overgrown
popcorn ball." at which remark the two
girls were frivolous enough to laugh.
"Crash!" sounded a cannon from an
American ship, aud then the white
squadron became visible In a blaze of
lightning. And now all tbe yachts and
other craft ou the waters Haunted
their lines of Are and the whole hay
was illuminated like a lake in fairyland.
"Now." said Captain Kempt with a
chuckle, "watch tlie Britisher, I think
she's going to show us some color."
And as be spoke there appeared,
spreading from mast to mast, a huge
sheet of blue, with four great stars
which pointed the corners of a parol*
lelogruin, and between the stars shone
a huge white anchor. Cheers rang out
from the crew of tbe Consternation,
nnd the band on board played "The
Star Spangled Banner."
"That." said Captain Kempt In explanation, "is the Hag of tbe United
States secretary of the navy, who will
be with us tonight. The visitors have
kept very quiet about this hit of Illumination, but our lads got ou to the
secret about a week ago. aud I'll be
very much disappointed If they don't
give 'em tit for tat."
When the baud on the Consternation
ceased playing all lights went out on
the American squadron, nnd then on
the flagship appeared from mast to
mast n device with the union jack In
the corner, a great red cross dividing
the flag into three white squares. Aa
this Illumination flashed out the American band struck up the British national anthem, and the outline lights
appeared again.
"Thnt." said the captain. "Is the
British man-o'-war's flag."
The Whippoorwlll speedily whisked
the party and others across the sparkling wnters to the foot of the grand
stairway which had been specially
constructed to conduct the elect from
the tide to tbe deck. It was more
than double as broad ns the ordinnry
gangway, was carpeted from top to
bottom, and on every step stood a
bluejacket, each ns steady as If cast
In bronze, the line forming, as one
might say, a living handrail rising toward the dark sky.
Cnptnln Kempt nnd his wife wwit
first, followed by Snblnn nnd her
young man. with the two girls In their
"Aren't those men splendid?" wlfls-
nered Katherine to her friend. "I wish
each held an old fashioned torch. I
do love a sailor."
""o do I." said Dorothy, then checked herself aud laughed a little.
"I guess we all do." sighed Katherine.
On deck the bluff captain of the
Consternation in resplendent uniform
stood beside Lady Angela Burford of
the British embassy at Washington to
receive the guests of the cruiser. Behind these two was grouped an assemblage of officers and very fash*
ionably dressed womi��i, chatting vivaciously with each other. As Dorothy
looked at the princess-like Lady Angela It seemed as if she knew ber: as
if here were one who had stepped out
of an English romance. Her tall,
proudly held figure made tbe stoutisb
captain seem shorter than he actually
was. The natural haughtiness of those
classic features was somewhat modi-
fled by a pro tern smile. Captain
Kempt looked back over bis shoulder
and said in a low voice:
"Now, young ladies, best foot forward. The Du Maurier woman is to
receive the Gibson girls."
"I kuow I shall laugh, and I fear I
shall giggle." said Katherine. but she
encountered a glance from her elder
sister quite as haughty as any Lady
Angela might have bestowed, and all
thought of merriment fled for the moment. Thus the ordeal passed conventionally without Katherine either laughing or giggling.
Sabina and her young man faded
away into the crowd. Captnin Kempt
was nodding to this one and that of
his numerous acquaintances, and
Katherine felt Dorothy shrink a little
closer to her as a tall, unknown young
man deftly threaded his way among
the people, making directly for the
captain, whom be seized by the band
In a grasp of the most cordial friendship.
"Captain Kempt, I am delighted to
meet you again. My name is Drummond���Lieutenant Drummoud���and I
had the pleasure of being Introduced
to you at that dinner a week or two
"Tbe pleasure was mine, sir; the
pleasure was mine." exclaimed the captain, with a cordiality equal to tbat
with which he bad been greeted. He
had not at first the least recollection
of the young man, but the captain was
something of an amateur politician and
possessed fill a politician's expertness
lu facing the unknown and making th<
most of any situation in which in
found himself.
"Ob, yes, lieutenant. I reroembei
very well that excellent soag you"���
"Isn't It a perfect night?" gasped the
lieutenant. "I think we are to be congratulated on our weather."
He still clung to the captain's band
nnd shook It again so warmly.that tr��
captain said to himself:
"I must have made an Impression on
this young fellow." then aloud he re
plied Jauntily:
"Oh. we always have good weather1
this time of year. You see. the tTnltec
States government runs the weathei
Didn't you know that? Yes. our weather bureau Is considered tbe best in the
The lieutenant laughed heartily, although a hollow note intervened, for
the young man had got to the end of
his conversation, realized he could not
shake hnuds for a third time, yet did
not kuow what more to say. The
suavity of the politician came to his
rescue in Just the form the lieutenant
had hoped.
"Lieutenant Drummond, allow me to
Introduce my wife to you."
The lady bowed.
"And my daughter, Katherine, and
Miss Amhurst. a friend of ours���Lieutenant Drummond of the Consternation."
"I wonder." said tbe lieutenant, as
If tbe thought had just occurred to
him, "if the young ladles would like
to go to a point where they can have
n comprehensive view of ihe decorations. I���I may not l>e the best guide,
but I iim rather well acquainted with
the ship, you know."
"Don't ask me." snld Captain Kempt
"Ask the girls. Everything I've had
In life has come to me because I asked,
and If I didn't get it tbe first time I
asked again."
"Of course we want to see the decorations,"'cried Katherine, with enthusiasm, and so bowing to the captain
nnd Mrs. Kempt, the lieutenant led the
young women down the deck until he
came to an elevated spot out of the
way of nil possible promenaders, on
which had been placed In a somewhat
secluded position, yet commanding a
splendid view of the throng, a settee
with Just room for two that had been
taken from some one's cabin. A bluejacket stood guard over It. but- at a
nod from the lieutenant he disappeared.
"Hello!" orled Katherine. "Reserved
sents, eh?   How different from a thea-
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11 if
"Don't a��k me.   Ask the alrlv.'
ter chair, where you are entitled to
your place by holding a colored bit of
-aril hoard! Here a man with a cutlass stands guard. It gives one a notion of the horrors of war, doesn't it,
The lieutenant laughed quite as
heartily as if be had not bi.uself hoped
to occupy the p isitiou now held by
the sprightly Katharine. He was cudgeling liis brain to solve the problem
represented by the adage, "Two is
company, three is none." The girls
sat together on the settee and gazed
out over the brilliantly lighted, animated throng. People were still pouring up the gangways, and the decks
were rapidly becoming crowded with
a many colored, ever shifting galaxy
of humanity. The hum of conversation almost drowned tbe popular selections being played by the cruiser's excellent band. Suddenly one popular
selection was cut iu two. The sound
of .-e Instruments ceased for a moment, then they struck up "The Stars
and Stripes Forever."
"Hello!" cried Katherine. "Can your
band play Bousa?"
"I should say we could." boasted the
lieutenant, "and we can play his music
in a way to give sonic hints to Mr.
Sousn's own musicians."
"To bent the band, eh���Sousa's
band?" rejoined Katherine. dropping
Into slang.
"Exactly," smiled the lieutenant.
"And now, young ladles, will you excuse me for a few moments? This
musical selection means that your secretary of the navy is on the waters.
nnd I must be In my place with the
rest of the officers to receive him and
his staff with all ceremony. Please
promise you will not leave this spot
till I return.   I Implore you!"
"Better put the blneincket on guard
over us." laughed Katherine.
"By Jove, a very good idea!"
Dorothy saw all levity depart from
his fnee, giving way to a look of sternness and command. Although he was
engaged In a Joke, the subordinate
must see no sign of foollug In bis
countenance. He said a shnrp word
to n bluejacket, who nimbly sprang to
the end of the settee, railed his hand
iu salute and stiffened himself to nn
automaton. Then the girls saw the
(all figure of the lieutenant wending
Its way to the'spot where tbe commander stood.
"I say. Dorothy, we're prisoners. I
wonder what this Johnny would do if
we attempted to fly* Isn't tho lieutenant sumptuous?"
"He seems a very agreeable person,"
jmrimired Dorothy.
"Agreeable! Why, hp's splendid! I
.ell you. Dorothy. I'm going to have
tbe first dance with him. I'm the eldest. He's big enough to divide between two small girls like us, you
j know."  .
"I don't Intend to dance." said Dorothy:       -
"WfiSeUSe! You're pot going to si
here all night wit'i nohodv to speak ti
t'l.l'.'ask thft lieu tenant to bring you !���
nan. He'll take two or three bluejackets and capture anybody you
want." ,
"ivntherine," said Dorothy, almost
as severely as If it were the elder sister who spoke. "If you say anything
like thnt I'll go back to the house."
"You cuu't get back. I'll appeal to
the guard. I'll have you locked up
if you don't behave yourself."
"You should behave yourself. Really, Katherine, you must be careful
what you say or you'll make me feel
very unhappy."
Katherine caught her by the elbow
nnd gave it an affectionate little
"Don't be frightened. Miss Propriety,
I wouldn't make you unhappy for the
world. But surely you're going to
Dorothy shook her head.
"Some other time. Not tonight.
There are too many people here. I
shouldn't enjoy it. and���there are other
reasons. This is all so new and strange
to me���these brilliant men and beautiful women, the lights, the music, everything���It is as if I had stepped Into
another world, something I bad read
about or perhaps dreamed about and
never expected to see."
"Why. you dear girl, I'm not going to
dance either, theu."
"Oh, yes, you will, Katherine; you
"I couldn't be so seltlsb as to leave
you hero all alone."
"It isn't selfish at all. Katherine. I
shall enjoy myself completely here. I
don't really wish to talk to any one.
but simply to enjoy my dream, with
Just a little fear at the bottom of my
heart thnt I shall suddenly wake up,
rubbing my eyes. In the sewing room."
Katherine pinched her.
"Now are you nwake?"
Dorothy smiled, still dreading.
"Hello!" cried Katherine. with renewed animation. "They've got the
secretary safe aboard the lugger, and
they seem to be clearing the decks for
action. Here Is my dear lieutenant re
turning; tall even among tnll men
Look nt him. He's In n great hurry
yet so polite, nnd doesn't want to
bump against anybody. And now
Dorothy, don't you be afraid. I shall
prove a perfect model of diffidence
You will be proud of me when yon
learn with what timidity I pronounce
prunes and prism. I think I must Ian
guish a little nt him. I don't know
quite how It's done, but in old English
novels the girls always languished.
and perhaps an Englishman expects n
little langulshment In his. I wonder
if he comes of a noble family, if he
doesn't, I don't think I'll languish very
much. Still what matters the pomp of
pageantry and pride of race���Isn't thnt
the way the poem runs? 1 love our
dear little lieutenant for himself alone,
and I think I will have just one dance
with mm at least."
Drummond had captured a camp
stool somewhere, and this he placed at
right angles to the settee, so that he
might face tbe two girls and yet not
interrupt their view. The sailor on
guard once more faded away, and tbi
band now struck up tbe music of the
"Well," cried Drummond cheerfully,
"I've gjt everything settled. I've re
ceivetl the secretary of the navy, oui
captain is to dance with bis wife, am
the secretary is Lady Angela's partner
There they gj."
For a few minutes tbe young peoplt
watched the dance, then tbe heuleuau
"Ladies, 1 am disappointed tbat yon
have not complimented our electrica
"I am sure it's very nice indeed am
most ingenious," declared Dorothy
speaking for tbe first time tbat even
ing to tbe officer, but Katherine, whos.
little foot was tapping the deck to th-
dance music, tossed her bead and de
clared nonchalantly that it was a!
very well as a British effort at illumin
utiou but she begged tbe young mai
to remember tbat America was tbi
home of electricity.
"Whore would you have been if It
were not for ICdison?"
"I suppose," said the lieutenant
cheerfully, "thnt we should have beei
where Moses was when the candl'
wont out���in the dark."
"You might have had torches," sale
Dorothy. "My friend forgets she wa>
wishing the sailors held torches oi
that suspended stairway up tbe ship'
"I meant electric torches, Edisoi
torches, of course."
Katherine was displeased at the out
look. She was extremely fond o
dancing, aud here this complaceD
young man had planted himself dowt
on a camp stool to talk of electricity.
"Miss Kempt. I am sorry that yot
are disappointed at our display. You
slight upDii British electrical engineer
ing leaves us unscathed, because tbi
has been done by a foreign mechanic
whom I wish to present to yon."
"Oh. indeed!" said Katherine. rathe
in the usual tone of her elder sistei
"I don't dance with mechanics, than1
She emphasized the light fantastli
word, but the lieutenant did not talii
the hint. He merely laughed again b
an exnsperatingly good nntnred wa.'
and snld:
"Lady Angeln Is going to he Jack
Lnmonf.'s partner for tho next waltz."
"Oh" said Katherine loftily, "Lad-
Angola may dance with nny black
rtiiii'li that pleasen her, but I don't. I'm
taking it for granled that Jack La
mor.t Is your electrical tinsmith."
"Yos, he is, and I think him by f.l1
odtlM the finest fellow aboard this ship
It's quite likely you have read about
'lis sl'iter.    She is a year older that
rack,  very  beautiful, cultured, every
filing that a gniudc dame should  bt
vet she has given away ber huge er
ate to the peasantry and works wll
'hem In the  fields, living ns they ('
mil faring as they do    There was n
il'ticle alii I'.t her in one -������" "��������� F"->t
reviews not long ago.    she Is called
the Princess .Natalia."
"The Princess Natalia!" echoed Katherine. turning her face toward tbe
young man. "How can Princess Natalia be a sister of Jack Latnont? Did
ihe marry some old prince and take to
Hie fields in disgust?"
"Oh. no. Jack I.amont is a Russian
He is called Prince Ivan Lermontofi
when he's at home, but we call hlra
Jack Lamout for short. He's going to
help me on the Russian business I told
you of,"
"What Russian business?" asked
Katherine. "1 don't remember your
speaking of it."
Dorothy weut white, edged a little
way from her friend, while her widening eyes flashed a warning at the lieutenant, who, too late, remembered tbat
this conversation nn Russia had taken
place during the walk from the bauk.
The young man coughed slightly behind his' open hand, reddened and
"Oh. I thought I had told you. Didn't
1 mention the prince to you as we were
coming here?"
"Not tbat I recollect." said Kather
ine. 'Is he a real, genuine prince�����
right down regular, regular, regular,
royal prince?"
"I don't know about the royalty, but
he's a prince lu good standing lu his
own Innd. and he is also an excellent
blacksmith." The lieutenant chuckled
a little "He and bis sister have both
been touched a good deal by Tolstoiuu
doctrine Jack is Ihe most wonderful
inventor. I think, thnt Is at present on
the earth. Edison notwithstanding
Why, he Is Just now engaged on u
scheme by which he can float houses
from the mountains here down to New
York. Float l hem���pipe line then'
would perhaps be a better term. You
know they have pipe lines to carry
petroleum. Very well. Jack has a
solution that dissolves stone as white
sugar dissolves In ten. nnd he believes
he can run the fluid from the quarries'
to where building Is going on. It
seems that lie then puts this liquid
into molds, and there yon have the
stone again I don't understand the
process myself, but Jack tells me it's
niarvelously cheap and inarvelously ef
fective. lie picked up the Idea from
nature one time when he and I wore
on our vacntiou nt Detroit."
"Detroit. Mich.?"
"The Detroit river."
"Well, that runs between Michigan
and Canada."
"No, uo; this Is In France. I believe tbe real name of the river Is the
Taru. There's a gorge called Detroit
���the strait, you know. Wonderful
place���tremendous chasm. You go
down in a boat, und all tbe tributary
rivers pour Into the main stream like
jets from the nozzle of a hose. They
tell me this Is caused by the rain percolating through the dead leaves on
the surface of the ground far above,
and thus the water becomes saturated
with carbonic acid gns and so dissolves
the limestone until the granite Is
reached, and the granite forms tbe bed
of these  underground   rivers.    It  all
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seemed to me very wonderful, but It
struck Jack on tils sclentilic side, and
lie has beeu experimenting ever since.
He says he'll be able to build a city
with a hose next year."
"Where does he live?"
"On the cruiser Just nt present I
was Instrumental In getting him signed
on as John Lamont, and he passed
without question. No wonder, for lie
!ins scientific degrees from all sorts ot
lierman universities, from Oxford and
me or two institutions in the States,
rt'hen at home he lives iu St. Peters-
"Has he a palace there?"
Drummond laughed.
"He's got a blacksmith shop, with
rwo rooms above, aud I'm going to
stop with him for a few months aa
oon as I get my leave. When the
cruiser reaches England we pay off,
md I expect to have nothing to do
lor six months, so Jack and I will
make for St. Petersburg."
"Why do you call blm Lamout? Is
It taken from bis real name of wbat-
"LermontofT? Ves. The Czar Demetrius some time about tbe beginni.ig
of tbe seventeenth century established a Scottish guard. Just as Louis XL
did in France 200 years before, and
there came over from Scotland La-
monls. ('nrmlchaels, Buchanans and
others, on whom were bestowed titles
and estates. Prince Ivau LermontofT
is a descendant of the original Lamont,
who was au officer in the Scottish
guard of Russia."
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Napoleon's Youth.
Napoleon's early years were
not marked by those prodigies
with which one delights to surround the cradle of great men.
He himself says: "I was but an
obstinate and inquisitive child."
To these characteristic traits
must be added a mental vivacity,
a precocious sensibility, an impatience of restraint, a boundless
activity and a quarrelsome disposition. Then, as since, whether
he was attacked by others or
whether he himself attacked
them, he rushed on his enemies
without ever counting their number; nothing could stop him. No
one ever attempted to restrain
him excepting his mother, a
woman of a masculine mind who
knew how to make herself loved,
feared and respected. Refractory as he appeared to be, he
learned from her the virtures of
obedience which was afterwards
one of the causes of his succes in
the schools. He also probably
owed to his mother's training
that love of order and economy
which have so much assisted him
in carrying through great enterprises.
His uncle, the good archdeacon
Lucien, appeared to have guessed
Napoleon's future by his last
words to the young Bonapartes
who surrounded his dying bed :
"It is not necessary to think of
Napoleon's fortune, he will make
it himself. Joseph, you are the
eldest of the family, but do not
forget that Napoleon is the head
of it," and subsequent events
justified the dying man's prediction.
In 1779 Charles Bonaparte,
who was sent to the House of
Lords at Versailles as the representative of the Corsican nobility, took with him his son Napoleon aged ten, and his daughter
Eliza. At that time the state
schools attracted the children of
the noble families of the new
conquest (Corsica), so Eliza was
placed at Saint Cyr, and Napoleon at Brienne.
Napoleon entered the military
school with joyous feelings. Eaten up by the desire to learn, and
already pressed by the necessity
of succeeding, he attracted the
attention of his masters by his
assiduity in his studies. He was,
as it were, the recluse of the
school; or, when he did approach
the other pupils their dealings
with him were of a peculiar
nature. His equals had to give
way before his imperious character whose superiority exercised
complete sway over them.
In the ordinary school discipline he respected the regulations
and fulfilled his duties. Absent-
minded, dreamy, silent, and
avoiding almost all amusements
and diversions, one might think
that he was bent on overcoming
his fiery disposition; his stern
manner of life might even give
one the idea that he was some
zealous neophyte striving to conform to the austerity of his religion : but quarrels, of which
he was often the cause, made the
violence of his temper to blaze
forth in all its fury, whilst on
other occasions, he betrayed military inclinations. Whenever he
consented to join in the sports of
his school-fellows, the games,
borrowed from ancient times,
that he proposed to them, were
those in which furious fighting
takes place under his orders. He
had a passionate love of science,
and his sole delight was to apply
. himself to the theory of the art
of constructing fortifiications.
'"    During winter, nothing was to
be seen in the playground but
tJ entrenchments,   forts,   bastions
'"'and redoubts made of snow.   All
.  the pupils eagerly entered into
the spirit of these military games
and Napoleon was the guiding
spirit of the whole.
His military career began at
the age of sixteen when by examination he was appointed to a
second lieutenancy in the Fere
regiment which he soon afterwards left to enter a regiment at
Valence as first lieutenant. He
was twenty years old and was
The Southern Okanagan Land
Company, Limi
Our Irrigation system having been completed for
the Lake Skaha benches we are now offering under this
water system some 300 acres in five and ten acre tracts,
at $100.00 to $150.00 per acre.
On the Penticton benches we still have for sale
irrigated about 160 acres, at from $100. oo to $125. oo per
acre. All our bench lands are admirably adapted for
On the Penticton flats we have open clean meadpw
suitable for small fruits, vegetable and hay, at $150. oo
per acre.
Uncleared land suitable for fruit (but stoney and
wooded) $5o.oo to $loo.oo per acre.
Uncleared land quite free of stone, suitable for
hay or garden stuff, $loo.oo per acre.
Terms on all the above one quarter down, one
quarter each year with interest at 6 per cent, on deferred
In Penticton and on Okanagan Lake Beach $3oo.oo
to $45o.oo.       On Lake Skaha Beach $4oo.oo.
We have a great many excellent buys in town
property (business and residential). Anything we show
you will advance in value 5o per cent, within a year.
Get in now, you can make money and take no chances by
purchasing our lands.
residing in the latter town when
the cry for liberty was heard in
1789 and whilst other officers resigned their commissions and
fled, he preferred revolution to
desertion. ��� (Translated from the
French of Balzac.
Athletic Association
There will be a general meeting of the Penticton Athletic
Association in the room above
A. H. Wade's store on Tuesday,
the 19th inst. at 8 p. m. All
those interested in sport of any
kind are requested to be present
to assist the Executive in planning out the day's sport on the
First of July. D3n't forget the
date, Tuesday, 19th at 8 p. m.
Quebec Tercentenary.
We have received the Quebec
number of "Onward," an illustrated weekly published by William Briggs, Toronto, containing
ave articles on the Founding,
Five Sieges and Conquest of
Quebec, with twenty-four engravings. Gives popular account
of a subject of interest to all
Canadians. Send for free sample.
(We do not hold ourselves responsible for the
opinions of correspondents.)
To the Editor of The Penticton Press:
Sir,���I hope now that the half
holiday has commenced that it
will be honestly kept by all the
storekeepers. Of course a man
coming in from the country must
be attended to, but people residing in Penticton and suburbs
should regulate things so that
they would not have to call on
the storekeepers for goods during
the half holiday. If a storekeeper stays in his store and opens
his door to everyone who knocks,
he is acting dishonestly towards
the other storekeepers although
he may have his front door
closed. This, I may remark has
been done before.
I am, sir,
Yours truly,
One of Them.
Now is the time to plant Asparagus. It is one of the best
paying crops for market.
PALMETTO-the best variety
-$1.00 per 100 prepaid.
David Gellatly,
Gellatly,     -       -B.C.
aagaa-ia-s .'��:-���-j*i
1 Acre Lots, planted with 2=year=oId trees, all cultivated ready for
garden.   $800.00; terms; reduction for cash.   In residential section.
�� acre in town for $400; terms. �� acre adjoining town for $500; 6 room house in town with |
1 acre on Eckhardt Ave., good terms. acre for $2,300; terms,
soil for $450; terms. 6 room house with 130 feet Many good buys in town lots.
3 acres for $1,500; near beach, frontage for $1,000. Houses to rent.
Real Estate Agent and Notary Public,
Fire Insurance ��� the best
Companies. Liverpool & London & Globe has just paid over
$100,000.00 in the Chelsea fire.
Subscription $1.00 Year.
Skiffs &
Spring is Coming and Here is
Your Chance to get a Canoe
or Skiff.
17 foot Canoe-Skiffs--Painted Basswood,
2 pair Oars, 1 Paddle, Bow and Stem
Seats $57.50
18 foot Canoe-Skiffs--Painted Basswood,
2 pair Oars, 1 Paddle, Bow and Stem
Seats    65.00
15 foot Varnished Cedar Skiffs--Clinker
Built, Ribs 4 inches centres, 1 pair
Oars, Bow Seat, Rudder    60.00
16 foot Varnished Cedar Skiffs���Clinker
Built, Ribs 4 inches centres, 1 pair
Oars, Bow Seat and Rudder    65.00
Canoes of all sizes, painted and varnished, basswood
or cedar, from $40.00 to $50:00.
Further particulars on application to
H. J. MOORE, Penticton, B.C.
Sole Agent Okanagan Lake.
This beautiful art can be  easily and
quickly learned.    Are you a  lover of
nature, and do you want to adorn your
] home with the most attractive forms of
I art ?   If you are a sportsman, you  can
' soon have a fine collection, of your own
| specimens, which will be a  source of
great pride to you ; and ever reminding
you of some pleasant time that has
I passed.
If your boy is Interested in birds, or
I out-door life, you will make no mistake
| in letting him learn this branch of taxidermy, it will always be a source of
i great pleasure to him throughout his
| whole life, and will ever increase his
interest in nature.
This course consists of ten lessons,
one each Saturday, of from three to
four hours in length.
As there are only one or two schools
of taxidermy in America, and to attend
one of these is far beyond the means of
an average person, you will readily see
what an opportunity this affords.
I solicit your trade in taxidermy-
reptiles, birds, large game heads and
animals mounted. First class work
guaranteed. For further information
Okanagan College,
41-4 Summerland, B. C.
Galarneau &
When you   think of   Building
Look us up.
Subscribe for
The Penticton Press
^OTICJS is hereby given thnt the reserve, notice
1" of which appeared in the British Columbia
Gazette, dated February 21st, 1907, respecting a
parcel oi land reserved for Cemetery purposes
and comprising ten acres adjoining Lots 2,821
and 277, Osoyoos Division of Yale, has been cancelled so far as it relates to land lying to the south
of the northern boundary of Lot 1,004 (S.) Similkameen Division of Yale District.
Deputy Commissioner of  Lands  and   Works,
Lands ami Works Department.
Victoriu, B. C, 7th Muy, liMJ. 44-3m
Foi delivery in Penticton of following
Grey mare and colt, anchor brand on
right hip and shoulder ;
Grey mare, ace of spades and lazy D;
Grey yearling, ace of spades ;
White mare, WP combined ;
2 year old bav stallion with bell, 7 6
3 year old Clyde colt, brand ace of
Roan mare with split hoof, 5, with
bell. M. C. KENDALL.      48tf
Bay horse, white hind feet, one white
front foot, weight 91)0, brand K on left
shoulder. Had heavy cow bell.  Reward.
43-4 Blacksmith, Peachland, B. C.
w. o. w.
Okanagan Camp No. 261.
Meets 2nd and 4th Saturday in   the
month at 8 p. m. in Woodmen's Hall,
Ellis St.
Visiting Sovereigns always welcome.
First-Class Accommodation For Tourists or Commercial Men.
A. Barnes
Stage leaves for Keremeos at 6 a, m. ��n Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Stage leaves for Princeton every Tuesday at
7 a. m.
Stage leaves for Fairview and Oroviile on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:80 a. m. Returns on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at
ft p. m.
Hours 9 a. m. to 6. p, m.
Registered   Letter  and   Money  Order  wicket
closes fi p. m.
Wicket opened for half an hour after mail la
Arrivals���Per Str, Okanagan: Daily except
Sunday (i p.m.; Per stage from Hedley, Kere-
meos. Olalla, Green Mountain, Oroviile, Fairview,
and White Lake: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays ut ti p. m,
Closing���For boat and stageB: 9 p. m. daily except Saturday. For Monday's boat and stages:
S.46 p. m. Sundays.
Daily both ways except Sunday.
7.30 ;
Good Work   Team,  and  Driver,   for
summer.    Scraping,  plowing,   or  harrowing.   Apply
39-   i W. E. WELBY.
FRUIT TREES-Well-groWn stock.
Large quantity of apple trees for sale,
only few choice varieties grown : also
small stock of ornamental trees. Apply
for varieties and price to Manager,
15-tf Vernon, D. 0.
li.27    "    .
8.62   "    .
8.30   "    .
9.30   "    .
9.45   "    .
10.00 p. m.
11.10   "    .
3.00   "    .
4.45    "    .
0.00   "    	
Sicamous  6.00 p.m.
. Enderby  4.48
Armstrong  4.08
..Vernon lv.... 3.30
..Vernon ar 2.30
Ok. Landing ...lv.... 2.15
Ok. Landing:.  .ar 11.00 a.m.
Kelowna  8.20   "
Peachland  7.25   "
Summerland  6.30
Penticton  6.00   '
Now is the lime
Gct a Motor for
your Boat or Launch
I hancle the goods.    Write for Catalogue ar.d prices on the size you require.
(ias Engine Expert,


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