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VOL. 3.    No. 4G.
$1.00 Per Year In Advance
With The Rifle Club on
'Empire"       Kelowna's Marathon Race. LfJCa| and  Personal
B. E. Walker, President. [ Paid-up Capital, $10,000,000
Alexander Laird, General Manager. | Reserve Fund,    -    6,000,000
Branches throughout Canada, and in the United Stales and England.
Deposits of $1 and upwards are received and interest allowed at
current rates.     Accounts may be opened in the names of
two or more persons and withdrawals made by
any one of them or by the survivor.
Penticton Branch     *���    ��    J. J. HUNTER, Manager.
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J^> modelling it all over we are now in l/?
than ever to give you what you want and when you
want it.
right. Jvf
Give us a call. Prices
|ij Everything kiln dried.
���And other���
Good Old Reliable
Companies who have stood the test for over 50
years, never been known to not pay their losses, and
who only charge reasonable rates.
Your business solicited.      Rates free on application.
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The members of the Rifle Association assembled on the range
in force last Monday, Empire
Day, to shoot in the "Overseas
Daily Mail" Empire competition,
also for the handsome cup which
Mr. W. T. Shatford presented
last year. The firing lasted
nearly all day, and during the
afternoon quite a crowd put in an
appearance to watch the finish.
Most of the members fell down
at the six hundred yards range
and on the whole the firing was
not nearly up to the standard.
This is to be accounted for by
the fact that the Association has
not yet recieved the free issue of
ammunition and the men have
had very little practice this year.
J. R. Mitchell won the Shatford
cup with a score of 87 points and
the scores of the following eight
being the hightest were seclect-
ed for the "Daily Mail" Contest
200   500 600 ������foI
yds. yds. yds. lotaK
J. Ballingal 24    31 10 65
G. F. Guernsey....23    27 13 63
F. H. Latimer 25    26 14 65
J. R. Mitchell 29    29 29 87
C L. Rogers 22    23 24 69
L. A. Rathvon ....27    23 26 76
J. Markle 26    26 15 67
B. W. Mutch 25    23 20 68
making an aggregate of 560
These figures are nothing to
boast about but considering that
some of the members never fired
a service rifle before joining the
Association it is very gratifing to
the promoters to find them doing
so well.
After the Competitions a vote
of thanks was tendered the ladies who kindly provided refreshments. Capt. Duncan on behalf
of Mr. Shatford presented Mr.
Mitchell with the trophy he had
won and congratulated him on
his firing. As an independent
Range officer was necessary,
Capt. Duncan very kindly served
in that capacity assisted by Mr.
M. Nicholson and Mr. S. Price
at the butts.
A   fair  day   with   little   sun
greeted the opening of the Mara-
If you vant a Stylish Outfit, this is the place to come. You can always
get teams just when ycu 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  Wonts 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 tu Hedley and Princeton. Leaves at 6 a.m
Pianos and Furniture moved to all points,  and a general Draying
Business transacted.
Saddle and Pack Horses.
Top Buggies, Four-horse Rigs for Commercial Men.
W. E. Welby, Prop.       Penticton.
Bridge Will be Built.
Mr. Hamilton Lang, of Vernon
provincial road superintendent
for the District, was in town on
Thursday. He carried in his
pocket the plans for the new
bridge to be built across Okanagan River near the outlet of the
Okanagan Lake. Construction,
Mr. Lang says, will begin
immediately, or as soon as material can be got together. The
bridge will be sixteen hundred
feet long and will be piled across
the low ground between the river
and the mountain. It will not
be a swing, but one span will
be twenty feet high which will
enable small steamers to pass
Mr. Lang says also that the
Summerland road will be much
shortened and the grade improved.
The people of Penticton can
thank L. W. Shatford, M. P. P.,
together with the local board of
trade and Conservative Association, for their united efforts in
behalf of this public work.
thon race at Kelowna on May
24th. The competitors, who
were five in number, took the
course at 10:30 and lined up before the starters, Messrs. Ma-
guire and Taylor. There were
present as competitors : Gordon
Stirling and the two Fullers, of
Kelowna; Arthur Beran, of South
Okanagan; and T. W. Bell, of
Penticton; all good sturdy men,
each one looking a winner. The
pistol was fired and a cry of
"they are off" went among the
crowd which lined the course.
Gradually the laps were picked
off by the lap-scorers, but at No.
16 the eldest Fuller left the
course. Bell, of Penticton, was
leading and it was decided by
the onlookers that he held the
race in his hands. Arthur Beran
clung close to his adversary,
while Gordon Stirling took up
the rear. Thirty laps was scored
when Beran dropped behind,
leaving Stirling and Bell in deadly contest. The easy, pretty
stride of both competitors was
noticed by the spectators, all
being expectant that Bell would
pull the event off. Side by side
they ran until about four laps
from the finish, when Gordon
Stirling made a dash forward
and got ahead of Bell. As the
winning post was neared a cry
went up for Stirling, followed
soon afterwards by a cheer for
Bell as second. The third place
was taken by W. Fuller, while
A. Beran brought up the rear.
Both Stirling and Bell ran an excellent race, great credit being
due to both, who stayed the
course admirably. Had the
course been one mile less possibly Bell would have pulled off
the event, as it was the last mile
that told. G. Stirling, who had
been training since the race was
first projected, finished the nine
mile course in 60 min. 49 sec.
Bell ran in other races during
the afternoon but was unable to
put his energy into them, therefore did not win for Penticton
the desired result. However,
the Kelowna boys will have another field day one day, then
perhaps it will be Penticton's
Those having friends visiting them
will confer a favor by acquainting the
PRESS with the fact. All other local
news thankfully received.
financial Statement of Baseball
Club-Season 1908.
Ladies' Summer Dresses
Ladies' Summer Waists
Ladies'   Summer   Skirts
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Membership fees $17.00
Collection at games      5.70
Printing $ 2.00
Balls      6.75
Delegate's  expenses   (to
Vernon)     13.00
Postage,   'phone,   minute
book, etc 95
R. W. Hibbert,
Sec'y Treas.
Penticton, May 27, 1939.
Rev. R. W. Hibbert will preach
his farewell sermon on Sunday,
the 30th inst.
Window shades, 40c each at
Wild roses are in bloom. They
are about a month later than
on ordinary years.
R. G. Ramsay's cottage has
been greatly improved in appearance by a coat of paint.
New stock of pipes and pocket
knives at King's.
Miss V. Sutherland is at present visiting her brother in Keremeos. She will be absent for a
Cornelius Huycke, of Delorane,
Man., arrived on Monday to visit
for a few days with his brother,
H. J. Huycke.
The Misses Wilson's new house
on Main St. is receiving the
finishing touches from the hands
of the painters.
Cracked corn for chicken feed,
at King's, $2.00 for. 100 lbs.
Mrs. J. Kirkpatrick and son
left on Thursday for about a
month's visit to Edmonton and
Wetaskewin, Alta.
There will be no service in the
St. Saviours church on Sunday
owing to the Rev. J. A. Cleland's
absence at Keremeos.
Mrs. I. B. Fulton and daughter, of Summerland, returned to
their home on Tuesday, after
spending a number of days with
Miss E. J. Yuill.
Sewing machine, second hand,
good repair, $15.00, at Steward's.
Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Stodders
spent most of the present week
guests of Mr. and Mrs. Malcolm
Campbell. Mr. Stodders will remain for at least ten days.
H. L. DeBeck left on Monday
for the coast, to be joined on his
return at the end of the week by
his son, Howard, who has been
attending college in Toronto.
Miss Lowe and Mr. Spurr, of
the Summerland teaching staff,
returned to their homes on Tuesday after spending a couple of
days visiting Rev. and Mrs. A.
F. Baker.
To-day is the date set for the
opening of the Penticton Tennis
Club courts, and the management hope to see a large number
present, both players and spec
tators.   All are welcome.
We have just recieved and are
agents for Campbell's Neco
Soap, the only preparation on
the market that will kill green
and black aphis. Thoroughly
tested by experimental stations.
Sold at Main's Pharmacy,
Miss Simpson, who spent the
past winter with her cousin,
Mrs. Bradshaw returned to
Moose Jaw on Monday. Miss
Simpson, on her arrival, expected to remain here five weeks, but
became so enamoured with the
country that she remained five
months. She was accompanied
as far as Peachland by Miss Wilson.
Try a sack of "Purity" flour
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H. M. McNeill has moved his ,    , ...     , '   . fl  ,
, . ,       . ,    .    r, ,.,   Pack il not satisfied
dairy and equipments to C. W.
Johnston's ranch up from Three Mrs. B. T. Gahan pave a de-
Mile Point, and has purchased lightful reception on Wednesday
one of the famous McLaughlin afternoon in honor of her son
Democrats fitted with canvas and his bride, Mr. and Mrs. W.
cover for a delivery rig, and also H. T. Gahan. Mrs. Estabrook
has an outfit of bottles ordered, and Mrs. Foley-Bennett served
which, when they arrive, will at table and were assisted by
enable him to deliver the milk in' Misses Jackson, Mutch and Hart
up to date order. I who passed around th.3 dair.ty,
A Day of Accidents.
Two serious accidents occured
near Okanagan Falls on Monday,
the 24th inst. In the first case,
Colon McKinnon, who was engaged in work on the new Myers
Flat wagon road, noticed a small
bush fire creeping near a supply
of blasting powder. He hastened
to extingish the fire, but before
he could do so the powder exploded filling his left fide, arm and
face with shattered rock. No
bones were broken, but the left
eye was injured, how seriously
not yet being ascertained.
In the second instance, Luke
Nicholson was driving a team
with a load of lumber down the
hill this side of Okanagan Falls
when he was thrown from his
seat, falling under the wheels.
One of the wheels stripped the
flesh from the lower portion of
his left leg. Both men were
placed in Miss Hancock's Nursing Home at Penticton.
Mr. Nicholson had purposed
returning to the Old Country in
a few days.
and bountiful refreshments. A
large number of guests assembled to extend greetings.
Rev. Jas. Hood preached his
farewell sermon to a full church
on Sunday evening. Mr. Hood
has been the pastor of the Summerland and Penticton Presbyterian congregations for three
years, and his incessant labors
have won for him the hearts of
the entire community. As he
has been called by the Summer-
land congregation, he will be
pastor of that body only, in
Bamboo shades make the veranda, cool, cosy, and comfortable, get them at STEWARe's.
The annual meeting of the
Penticton Athletic Association
was held last Saturday evening.
In the absence of the president,
J. R. Mitchell, A. H. Wade, the
vice president, presided. The
minutes of the last meeting read
and adopted, the question of
holding a celebration on July 1
was discussed at length. It was
finally decided, upon motion,
that July 1 would be celebrated,
the form the celebration would
take to be decided at a meeting
to be held on the following Friday. The election of officers
then followed. A. H. Wade was
elected president; W. J. Clement,
vice president; J. W. Edmonds,
secretary-treasurer; and F. II.
LeQuesne, H. Leir, M. Nicholson,
W. A McKinzie and Chas. Greer,
additional members of the Executive.
Weather Report.
Observations at Dominion Government Meteorological Station
at Penticton for the month of
April 1909 :
1 59   28
2 58   26
3 57   221
4 60   38
5 (il   84
6 561 23
7 58   25
8 66   35
9 59   41
10 65   341
11 60  36
12 61    39
13 56   31J
14 57   33
15 62  30
16 58  22
17 57   23
18 54  23J
19 58  30
20 62  24
21 72  30
22 74  36
23 71  36
24 70   35
25 681 391
26 85  40
27 611 39
28 55  33
29 63   31
30 69   43
The total rainfall was .05 inches.
Rowcliffe Block
Is now open  for Portraiture
Other  days  by appointment
"Dominion" Mineral Claim
Situate in the Osoyoos Mining Division
of Yale District.
Whore.located���Pearson Mountain.
Take notice that I, Alexander Ford,
Free Miners Certificate No. B 9606J-,
intend 60 days from date hereof lo
a|i|ily to the Mining Recorder for a
certificate of improvements, for the
purpose of securing a Crown Grant of
the above named claim.
And further take notice that actkn
under Section 37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 25th day of May, A.D.,1909.
Subscription $1.00 Year. THE PENTICTON TRESS. PENTICTON, B.C. MAY 29, 1909.
Subscription $1.00 Per Year
Advance.   Foreign, $1.53.
Advertising Rates:
Transient Advertisements���Not exceeding one inch, one insertion, 50c.;
for each additional insertion, 25c.
Lodge Notices, Professional Cards, &c.
$1.00 per inch, per month.
Land and Timber Notices���30 days, $5;
60 days, $7.
Legal Advertising-First insertion, 10
cents per line; each subsequent insertion, 5c. per line.
Reading Notices in Local News Column
15c. per line, first insertion;  10c. pel I
line, each subsequent insertion.
Contract  Advertisements- Rates   ar-1
ranged according to space taken.
with no thought that the Gazette
would use his words to his, or
to anothers, disadvantage, and
then run to him like a baby and
insist that he put a statement in
print. Who but the editor of
the Gazette could stoop to such
cowardise? One could as safely
make a bosom friend of a rattlesnake as of such as he.
We still affirm that the statement signed by Const. Tooth,
whether from lapse of memory
or otherwise, is incorrect. We
! would suggest that the Gazette
! publish further letters from the
Constable and postmasters to
prove that they wrote the ones
already published. He might
also publish one from the judge
who sat on the Tooth pre-emption case to prove that the
judge hud done an injustice to
Mr. Tooth, an 1 a number more
from the subscribers to the
PRESS in Hedley, one from Mr.
L. W. Shatford, one from Mr.
Price Ellison, and two from Hon.
Richard Mcliride to prove that
local option is n. g. He might
uld to these, letters from Penticton residents to prove that the
,vord of Const. Tooth is worth
���nore than the oath of the editor
if this paper. If those would
,iot be enough, we might consent
to write him a few ourselves.
The Gazette has not strengthened its case by the introduction
)f religion into the discussion,
jut as this is always the resort
>f the cad, we are not surprised
:hat it has gone to that length,
it reminds us of the degenerate
:ur of the yellow bob tailed variety that picks its subsistence
from the back alley garpage
heap. Would it not be more
consistent if the Gazette editor
would rectify the morals of a
Hedley church deacon who goes
gunning and gough playing on
junday, and who as a magistrate
lives in a wide open town without an effort to correct the evils
that are rampant therein.
The Gazette charges that the
PR333 is trying to force local option upon the Hedley district.
Who ever heard of forcing local I
optioi? The terms are contradictory. What does local option
mean but that the people of a
locality may have the option of
deciding the liquor question for
their own community by a plebiscite; besides is the Gxzatte ignorant of the fact that the Legislature has not yet passed an
actgivi.ig the municipalities or
other districts the power to pass I
local option by-laws within their
borders? That po.ver is
j what we are after. Force local;
[option on Hedley, bosh! It is
I the forca system we want to get
rid of. Never mind, though,
Major, local option is coming
sooner or later irrespective of
what either you or the Press j
may say about it. When that!
time comes, Hedley may decide
for itself whether it shall have
local option or not, but we would
suggest that in future, you con-
ffine yourself, in your editorial
[comment, to the Daly Reduction
All changes in sontract advertisements must be in the hands of the
printer by Tuesday evening to ensure
publication in the next issue.
Billingsgate on the String.
We regret that abaence from
Penticton last week prevented
us from answering a personal
attack made by the Hedley Gazette in its issue of the 13th inst.
A few weeks ago we intimated
that we had merely been leading
the editor of the Gazette on t<
see how big a fool he woulc
make of himself, and now w<
must add that our most sanguine
expectations have deen realized.
The Gazette took two weeks-
to extract letters, which amount
to practically nothing, from Constable Tooth and from the postmasters at Penticton and lied
ley. Of course it is patent to ali
readers of the Gazette that A.
Megraw was really the writer oi
all three of them. We are surprised only that the persons
whose signatures are attached
should have signed the letters
without first having read them.
The letter signed by the Penticton postmaster would indicate
that that gentleman is bookkeeper to the Gazette and can,
therefore, speak with authority
as to who are subscribers and
who are not. If we are to plaee
any value upon the letter by the
Hedley postmaster it must be
after it is conceded that the bundles of papers despatched to the
various towns are weighed sep-
erately each week and that before despatching them the postmaster tears open each bundle
to see whether all are addressed
to subscribers or not. Of course,
as every person in the newspaper business knows, nothing of
th3 kind is done. The letters,
therefore, are a poor bungle, doing credit neither to the Major,
as writer, nor to those who were
weak enough to be bulldozed
into signing them.
We merely smile when the
Gazette, in a frantic fit of child-
ishnes, remarks that those who
know John Tooth and the editor
of the Press will take the word
of the former before the oath of
the latter. We have refused to
drag uninterested persons into
our quarrel and refuse to discuss
their characters now. The Gazette says that nine years ago n , ,.,. . , , . ,
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��� ��� ���. ���    . , .      ,,.   leave the question oi  oca opticn
giving evidence against himseli.  , ,    , .   . , ,*
nnA tv,of +u��� a.a-4.       a- iu   n    '! to men who know what they are
and that the editor ot the Gaz- t-.,n,;nn. ohmi*
,: , ,   .     , .    .       .       taiKing ajoat.
ette s respect for him has since;    We feel that we have had the [
been such that there is no one in , Major on the string long enough, i
the district whose word he would He has danced well, though not
take before his.     In   the first;wisely-
and FEED
On account of the continued ad=
vances on the above commodities we
quote our prices on the following lines
FLOUR-Just to hand a car of "Purity," the highest
grade flour on the market; milled from No.  1 Manitoba
hard wheat.   To introduce this flour we will sell
50  lb. sacks for - - $2.00
1001b. sacks for - - 1.90
Your money back if not satisfied.
"Royal Household."   This flour needs no advertising,
it is good flour every time: 50 lbs. $2.10, 100 lbs. $4.10.
"Mont Royal," 50 lb. sack, $2.00.
.    100       "  ,    3.90.
"Moffet's Best," 50    "       1.85.
OATS   No, 1 elevator cleaned oats, per ton, $42. oo.
WHEAT, feed, 125 lbs for $3.oo.
CORN, whole or cracked, a good chicken feed, loo lbs.
for $2.5o.
OAT CHOP, loo lbs. $2.35.
BRAN, " 1.65.
SHORTS,        " 1.75.
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We have of late
and can give you
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Main Street ���
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better service and
ever before.
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place, since the court decided I
against Mr. Tooth, we must con-1
elude that, as the opinion of the
court coincided with the testimony of Mr. Tooth, Mr. Tooth
must have violated the law relative to the pre-emption. In the
second place, if the editor of the
Gazette had the respect for
Const. Tooth that he claims, he
would not have dragged him into this quarrel.
Our acquaintance with Const.
Tooth has convinced us that,
whatever his character may be,
he is not in the habit of dabbling
in other people's affairs much
less volunteering his assistance to;
people who get into trouble;
through their own folly. There
is only one conclusion,  and that.
is that whatever Const.  Tooth     . ��� _   __
, . ,   . ., Lever Urothers, Toronto, will send you
may have said, true or otherwise,  free a C(lke of their famous Plantol
was said in private conversation!t,jilt'- soap, if you mention this paper.
With half the labor, and at
haif the cost of other soap,
Sunlight does the whole
washing in half the time,
yet   without  injuring   the
most delicate fabric.
Use it the Sunlight way.
Follow the directions.
WANTED ! ^^^^
A reliable party to act as
and surrounding district for the sale i
Hardy  Ontario-Crown  I-rult
and   Ornamental   Trees.
Good pay weekly. Exclusive territory. Ah
we guarantee delivery of first grade stork in
gofid condition our agents have every chance
of doing a splendid business.   Write now.
Toronto, Ont.
We carry a full stock of Patent and Proprietory
We will fill your Prescriptions with care and promptness.
Watch for garden pests.     We carry a large stock of Paris
Green, Arsenate of Lead, Chicken Sprays and Powders.
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is yet been devised.    This is their Accumulative Stock which
N. B.
-Salesmen book orders for fall delivery
from now on. 41-10
Fordeti tJooCs
Spraying fflateriaC
Be& SuppCies
Home-grown, hardy, tested and
proven. Our trees do not have
to be fumigated. They are grown
in the only part of the continent
not infested with San Jose scale.
157 page catalogue free.
Greenhouses  and Seedhouses--
3010 Westminster Road,
Vancouver, B. C.
Branch Nursery���S. Vancouver.
I The B. C. Permanent Loan (
Savings Co., of Vancouver f
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a monthly payment of $1.00 per share. These shares earn 5 per cent.
Alontlily Compound Interest, and mature in 7 years. Par value $100
each.       This table shows how it works:
Monthly Payments      Ain't paid in      Profits Earned      Am't Received
No.  of  Shares
No forfeiture after 6 months' payments.
Privilege of suspensiun for 3 to 12 months, which extends withdrawal
$ l.nn
5 00
2 .00
$ 84
$ 100
ike period
For full
Loans granted on security of these shares,
particulars apply to
JAS. F. TUPPER,      Agent and Collector. j
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There are two supreme tests by which
I can be estimated.
the value of an insurance policy
The lirst is the "ability" of the company issuing the poFcy to carry out
its contract in case of loss. Apply this test to the policies of the following companies and it will be found that they represent the highest standard of excellence.    No better security can be purchased in the fire insurance world to-day.
The second test is the "liberality" with which the contract will be discharged in case of loss. This must be judged in the light of past records and
under this test also these companies' policies stand second to none.
Liverpool and London and Globe;       Royal Insurance Company;
Atlas Assurance Company; Phoenix Assurance Co. of London Eng.
North British and Merchantile; Guardian Assurance Company, Ltd.;
Union Assurance Society;
And the two leading Canadian companies, British America and Canadian  Fire
Insurance Company.
Kendall & Mason,
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"Where sire ynu going?"
"Why. nobody wants to danre. so
we thought we'd go out front for a
"Opt hack, all nf yon!" It was bin
first Chance to vent the passion within
him. A glance at his maddened features was sufficient for the musicians,
and they did not delay. Hy the time
they had resumed their duties, however, the curtains of composure had
closed upou the Kid. masking his emotion again, hut from her hrlef glimpse
Cherry Malotte knew that this man
was not of Ice. as some supposed, ne
turned to her and said. "Do you mean
what you said upstairs?"
"I don't understand."
"You said you could kill Clenister."
"I con Id."
"Don't you love"���
"I hate hlin." she Interrupted hoarsely. He gave her a mirthly smile and.
spying the crap dealer leaving bin
bankrupt table, called him over and
"Toby, 1 want you to drive the
hearse when Clenister begins to play
faro.   I'll deal.   l.'ndcrstanu ',"
"Sure! Going to give him a little
'work.' eh?"
"I never dealt a cronl-.ed card 1:: this
camp," exclaimed the Kid. "but I'll
���lay' that man tonight or Til kill him!
I'll use a 'sand-tell.' sec? And I want
to explain my signals to you. If you
miss the signs you'll queer ns both and
put the house on the blink."
He rapidly rehearsed his signals in a
Jargon which to a layman would have
been unintelligible. Illustrating them
by certain almost imperceptible shift-
Ings of tbe fingers or changes In tbe
position of his hand so slight as to
thwart discovery. Through It all the
girl stood by and followed his every
won1 and motion with eager attention.
She needed no explanation of the terms
they used. She knew them all; knew
that the "hearse driver" was the man
who kept the cases: knew all the code
of the "Inside life." To her It was all
as an open page, and she memorized
more quickly than did Toby the signs
by which the Bronco Kid proposed to
signal what card he had smuggled
from the box or held hack.
In fars It Is customary for the case
keeper to sit on the opposite side of tlie
table from the dealer with n device
before  him   resembling   an   abacus, Ol
Chinese adding machine. When a cur<1
Is removed from the faro box by the
deiler. the "hearse driver" moves a
button opposite a corresponding card
ou his little machine, iu order that the
players at a glance may tell what
spots have been played or are still in
tbe box. His duties, though simple,
are important, for should be make an
error and should tbe position of his
counters not tally witli tbe cards In tbe
box ou the "last turn." all bets on the
table are declared void. Wheu honestly dealt, faro Is the fairest of all
gambling games, but it is Intricate and
may hide much knavery. When the
game is crooked It Is fatal, for out of
the ingenuity of generations of card
sharks there have been evolved a multitude of devices with which to fleece the
unsuspecting. These are so carefully
masked that none but the initiated may
know them, while the freemasonry of
the craft Is strong and discovery unusual.
Instead of using a familiar arrangement like the "needle-tell." wherein an
invisible needle pricks the dealer's
thumb, thus signaling tlie presence of
certain cards, the Bronco Kid had determined to use the "sand-tell." In
other words, he would employ a
"straight box," but a deck of cards,
certain ones of which had been roughened or sandpapered slightly, so that,
by pressing more heavily on tlie top
or exposed card, the one beneath would
stick to Its neighbor above and thus
enable him to deal two with one motion if the occasion demanded. This
roughness would likewise enable him
to detect the hidden presence of a
marked card by the faintest scratching
sound when he dealt. In this manipulation it would he necessary also to
shave the edges of some of the pasteboards a trifle, so that when the deck
was forced firmly against one side of the
box there would he exposed a fraction
of the small figure In the left hand
corner of the concealed cards. Long
practice In tbe art of Jugglery lends
such proficiency as to baffle discovery
and rob the game of Its uncertainty us
surely as the player Is robbed of his
money. It is, of course, vital that the
confederate case keeper he able to interpret tbe dealer's signs perfectly lu
order to move the sliding ebony disks
to correspond, else trouble will accrue
nt the completion of the baud when
the cases come out wrong.
Having completed his Instructions,
the proprietor went forward, and Cherry wormed ber way toward the roulette
wheel, fr'he wished to watch Clenister.
but could uot get near him because of
the crowd. The men would not make
room for ber. Every eye was glued
upon the table as though salvation
lurked in its rows of red and black.
Tbey were packed behind It until the
croupier had barely room to spin the
ball, and although he forced them back,
they pressed forward again Inch by
Inch, drawn by the song of the Ivory,
drunk with its worship, maddened by
the breath of Chance.
Cherry gathered that Clenister was
��tl||   winning,   for  a   glimpse   of   the
wheel rack between tbe slioulders of
those ahead shov. ed that Hie checks
were nearly oul of it.
Plainly it was but a question of minutes, so she harked out and took her
station beside the faro table where Ihe
Bronco Kid was dealing. Ills face
wore its colorless mask of indifference:
his long white hands moved slowly
with the certainty that betokened absolute mastery of his art He was
waiting The ex-crap dealer was keeping ca<es.
' Tlie group left the roulette table In a
few momenta and surrounded her.
Clenister among the others. He was
not Ihe man she knew. In place of
the dreary hopelessness with which he
bad left her. bis face was flushed and
reckless, bis collar was open, showing
thp base of his great, ended neck,
while the lust of the game bad coarsened hhn till he was again the violent.
untamed, primitive man of the frontier.
Ills selfstralnt and dignity were gone.
He had tried tlie new ways, and they
were not for bim. He slipped back,
and the past swallowed him.
After leaving Cherry he had sought
some mental relief hy Idly risking tlie
silver in bis pocket. He bad let tlie
colas lie and double, then double again
and again. He had been indifferent
whether be won or lost, so assumed a
reckless disregard for tlie laws of probability, thinking that be would shortly
lose the money he bad won and then
go home. He did not want It. When
bis luck remained the same, be raised
the stakes, but It did not change���he
could not lose. Before be realized it.
other men were hotting with him. animated purely by greed and craze of
the sport. First one. then nnother
Joined till game after game was closed,
and each moment tlie crowd had grown
In size nnd enthusiasm so that Its fever
crept Into hlin. Imperceptibly at first,
but ever increasing, till the mania mastered him.
He paid no attention to Cherry as he
took Ids seat. He had eyes for nothing but the "layout." She clinched her
hands nnd prayed for his ruin.
"What's your limit. Kid?" he Inquired.
"One hunrl-od nnd two." tbe Kid nn-
swered. Thlcb In the vernacular means
thnt any sum up to $2(10 mny he laid
on one card save only on the last turn,
when the amount is lessened by half.
Without more ado they commenced
rhe Kid handled his cards smoothly,
iirely. paying and taking bets with
machine-like calm. The onlookers
censed talking and prepared to watch,
for now came tlie crucial test of the
evening Faro is to other games as
war is to Jackstniws.
For a time Clenister won steadily til'
there came n moment when many
stacks of chips lay on t!ip deuce. Cherry saw tbe Kid "flash" to the ease
keeper, and the next moment he had
"pulled two." The deuce lost It was
his first substantial gain, and the play
ers paid no attention .��; the end nf
half an hour the winnings were slightly In favor of the "house." Then
Clenister snld: "This Is too slow. I
want action."
"All right." smiled tlie proprietor
"We'll double tbe limit."
Thus it became possible to wngor
$400 on a card, and tlie Kid began really to play. Clenister now lost steadily,
not In large amounts, but with tantalizing regularity. Cherry bod never
seen cards played like this. The gambler was a revelation to her. His work
was wonderful. Ill luck seemed to fan
tbe crowd's eagerness, while, to acid to
Its impatience, the cases came wrong
twice in succession, so that those who
would have bet heavily upou the last
turn bad their money given back.
Cherry saw the confusion of the
"hearse driver" even quicker than did
Bronco. Toby wns growing rattled.
The dealer's work was too fast for
him. and yet lie could offer no signal
of distress for fear of annihilation at
the hands of those crowded close to Ills
shoulder. In the same way the owner
of the game could make no objection
to ills helper's Incompetence tc r fear
thnt some bystander would volunteer
to till tbe man's part. There were
many present capable of the trick. He
could only glare hatefully across the
table at his unfortunate confederate.
They hud uot gone far on the next
game before Cherry's quick eye detected a si-'n which tlie man misinterpreted. She addressed him quietly,
"You'd better brush up your plumes."
In spite of liis anger the Bronco Kid
smiled. Humor in him was strangely
withered and distorted, yet here was a
thrust he would always remember and
recount with glee In years to come.
He feared there were other faro dealers present who might understand the
hint, but there was none save Mexico
Mullins. whose face was a study���
mirth seemed to be strangling bim. A
moment later the girl spoke t;> the case
keeper again.
"I.et mc take your place; your reins
are unbuckled."
Toby glanced Inquiringly nt the Kid,
who caught Cherry.'s reassuring look
and nodded, so he arose and tlie girl
slid Into the vacant chair. This women would n nke no errors, the dealer
knew that: her keen wils were sharp-
���nel by hate���it showed in her face,
f OleuHter escaped destruction to-
nl.rht It would be because human
:uonns could not accomplish his downfall.
In the mind of the new case keeper
! there was but one thought���Roy must
I !.e broken.   Humiliation, disgrace, ruin,
ridicule were to  lie his.    If he should
be downed, discredited and discouraged, then perhaps he would turn to her
as he  had  iu   tlie   bygone  days.    He
| was slipping away from her���this was
her last chance.      She began  ber duties easily, and her alertness stimuiat-
; ed   Bronco  t.'i   bis  senses,   too.   grew
sharper,   ids  observation   more  acute
I aud lightning-like.   Clenister swore be-
: ueatli bis breath  that the cards were
i bewitched.    lie  was   like  a   drunken
man,    uow   as   truly    Intoxicated   as
though   the   fumes  of   wine   bad   befogged his brain.    He swayed  In bis
seat, the veins of his neck thickened
and throbbed.  Ilia  features were congested.   After awhile lie spoke.
"I want a bigger limit. Is this some
boy's game?   Throw her open."
The gambler shot a triumphant
glance at the girl und acquiesced. "All
right, the limit is the blue sky. File
your checks to the roof pole." He be
gan to shullle.
Within tlie crowded circle the air
was hot aud fetid witli the breath of
men. The sweat trickled down Clen-
Ister's brown skin, dripping from his
Jaw unnoticed. He arose and ripped
off bis coat, wliiie those standing behind shifted and scuffed their feet Impatiently. Besides Iloy, there were but
three men playing. They were the
ones who had won heaviest at first.
Now that luck was agaiust them they
were loath to quit.
Cherry was annoyed by stertorous
breathing at her shoulder, and glanced
bnck to Hud the little man who had
been so excited earlier in the evening.
His mouth was agape, bis eyes wide,
the muscles about bis lips twitching.
He bnd lost back, long since, the hundreds be had won nnd more besides.
She searched tlie figures walling her
about and snw no women. They had
been crowded out long since. It
seemed as though the table formed tbe
bottom of a sloping pit of humau faces
���eager, tense, staring. It was well
she was here, she thought, else this
task might fail. She would help lo
blqst Clenister, desolate bim, humiliate
hirh.    Ah, but wouldn't she!
Hoy bet $100 on the "popular" card.
On the third turn be lost. He bet $200
next and lost. He set out a stack of
$400 aud lost for the third time. Fortune had turned her face. He ground
his teeth aud doubled until the stakes
grew enormous, while the dealer dealt
monotouously. The spots Hashed and
disappeared, taking with thorn wager
after wager. Clenister became conscious of a raging, red fury which he
had hard shift to master. It was not
his money���whnt if he did lose? He
would stay until he won. He would
win. This luck would not, could uot,
last���nnd yet with diabolic persistence
he continued to choose the losing cards.
The other men fared better till be
yielded to their judgment, when the
dealer took their money also.
Str.mge to say. tho fickle goddess bnd
really shifted her banner at last, and
the Bronco Kid was dealing straight
faro now. He was too giod a player
to force a winning band, and Cleuls-
ter's II fortune became as phenomenal
as bis winning had been. The girl who
(igii'/ed In tills drama was keyed to the
highest tension, ber eyes now on her
co'fnters, now searching the profile of
her victim. Olenister continued to lose
and lose and ln<-e. while the girl gloated over his swift coming ruin. When
at long intervals be won a bet, sho
���.brhnk and shivered for fear he might
"senile. If only he would risk It all���
everything he bad. He would unvc to
come to her then!
The end was closer than she realized.
The throng bung breathless upou each
move of tlie players, while there was no
soon 1 but tbe noise of sblftiug chips
aud the distant jangle of tbe orchestra.
The lookout sat far forward upon Ills
perch, bis hands upou his knees, his
eyes frozen to the board, a dead cigar
clinched between his teeth. Crowded
upon his platform were miners tense
and motionless as statues. When a
man spoke or coughed, a score of eyes
stared at him accusingly, then dropped
to the table again.
Clenister took from his clothes n bun-
dl> of banknotes so thick that It required his two hands to compass it.
Onlookers saw tbat the bills were
mainly yellow. No one spoke while lie
counted thorn rapidly, glanced at the
dealer, who nodded, then slid them
forward till they rested on ihe king.
He placed a "copper" on tbe pile. A
great sigh of Indrawn breaths swept
through tho crowd. Tho north had
never known a bet like this���it meant
a fortune. Hero was a tale for one's
grandchildren���that a mnn should win
opulence iu nn evening, then lose It lu
one deal. This final bet represented
more than many of them had ever
seen at one time before. Its fate lay
on n single card.
Cherry Malotte's fingers were like Ice
and shook till the buttons of her case
keeper rattled, her heart raced till she
could not breathe, while something rose
up and choked her. If Clenister won
this bet, he would quit, She felt it. If
he lost, nb! what could the Kid there
feci, tho man who was playing for a
paltry vengoance, compared to ber
wll030 hope of happiness, of love, of
life hinged on this wager?
Evidently tho Bronco Kid knew what
card lay next below, for be offered her
no sign, and as Olenister leaned back
lie slowly and firmly pushed the top
card out of the box. Although this
was the biggest turn of his life, be betrayed no tremor. Ills gesture displayed the nine of diamonds, and tbe
crowd breathed heavily. The king
had not won. Would It lose? Every
gaze was welded to tlie tiny nickeled
box. If the face card lay next beneath
the nine spot, the heaviest wnger In
Alaska would have been lost; if it still
remained bidden on the next turn, tha
money would be safe for a moment.
Slowly the white hand of the denier
moved back.   Ills middle Auger touch
ed the nine of diamonds. It sli 1
smoothly out of the box. and there i:i
its place frowned the king of clubs. At
last the silence was broken.
Men spoke; some laughed, hut ins
their laughter was no mirth. It was
more like the sound of choking. They
stamped their feet to relieve tlie grip
of strained muscles. The dealer reached forth and slid the stack of bills Into
the drawer nt his waist without counting. The case keeper passed a shaking
hand over her face, aud when it came
away she saw blood on her fingers
where she*bad sunk her teeth into her
lower lip. Clenister did not rise. He
sat. heavy browed and sullen, his jaw
thrust forward, his hair low upon his
forehead, his eyes bloodshot and dead.
"I'll sit the hand nut if you'll let me
bet the 'finger,' " said he.
"Certainly," replied tlie dealer.
When a man requests this privilege.
It means that be will call the amount
of bis wager without producing the
visible stakes, and the dealer may accept or refuse according to his judgment of the bettor's responsibility. It
Is snfe. for no mnn shirks a gambling
debt in tlie north, and thousands may
go with a nod of the head though never
a rent he on the board.
There were still a few cards In tlie
box, nnd the dealer turned them, paying the three men who played. Clenister took no part, but sat bulked over
Ills end of the table, glowering from
beneath bis shock of hair.
Cherry was deathly tired. The strain
of the last hour had been so intense
that she could barely sit in her seat,
yet she was determined to finish tlie
hand. As Bronco paused hefore the
last turn many of the bystanders mnde
bets. They were the "case players"
who risked money only on tlie dual
pair, thus avoiding the chance of two
cards of like denomination coming together, In which event ("splits" it is
called) the dealer takes half the money. The stakes were laid at last and
the deal about to start when Clenister
spoke "Walt! What's this place
worth, nronco?"
"What do you mean?"
"You own this outfit?" Tie waved
his hand about the room. "Well, what
does It stand you?"
The gambler hesitated an instant,
while the crowd pricked up Its ears,
and the girl turned wondering, troubled eyes upon the miner. What would
he do now?
"Counting bank rolls, fixtures and
all, about $120,000.   Why?"
"I'll pick the nee to lose, my one-half
Interest In the Midas against your
whole layout."
There was an absolute bush while
the realization of this offer smote the
onlookers. It took time to realize It.
This mnn was insane. There were
three cards to choose from���one would
win, one would lose, and one would
have no action.
Of all those present only Cherry Malotte divined even vaguely the real reason which prompted the man to do
this. It was not "gameness" nor altogether a brutish stubbornness which
would not let him quit. It was something deeper. He was desolate, and
his heart was gone. Helen wns lost to
him���worse yet. wns unworthy���and
she was all he cared for. What did he
want of the Midns, with Its lawsuits.
Its Intrigues and Its trickery? He was
sick of It all, of the whole game, and
wanted to got away. If lie won, very
well. If he lost, the land of the aurora
would know him no more.
When he put his proposition the
Bronco Kid dropped his eyes as though
debating,    The girl  saw that he stu-
"That hct Isnff! The cases arc wrong!"
died the cards In his box intently nnfl
that Ills fingers caressed the top one
ever so softly during tlie instant tlie
eyes of the rest were ou Clenister.
Tlie deiurr loorseu up at 'ast, and Cherry saw the gleam of triumph in his
eye lie could not mask it from her.
though Ids answering words were hesitating. She knew by the look that
Clenister was a pauper.
"Come on," insisted Roy hoarsely;
"turn tlie cards."
"You're on!"
The girl felt that she was fainting.
She wanted to scream. The triumph
of this moment stifled ber���or was it
triumph, after nil? She heard the
breath of the little man behind her
rattle as though he wei'e being throttled and saw the lookout pass a shaking hand to bis chin, then wet his
parched lips. She snw the man she
hail helped to ruin hend forward, his
lean face strained und hard, an odd
look of pain and weariness in his eyes.
She novel' forgot thut look. The
crowd was frozen in various attitudes
of ea einess. although It had not yet
reccn red from the suspense of the
last great wager It knew the Midas
ami what It meant. Here lay half of
It. bidden beneath a tawdry square of
pnstolxiiird With maddening deliberation the Kid dealt the top card, Beneath It was the trey of spades. Clenister said no word nor made a move.
Some one coughed, and It sounded like
a gunshot. Slowly the dealer's fingers
retraced their way. He hesitated purposely nud leered nt the girl, then the
three spot disappeared nnd beneath it
lay the nee ns the king had lnln on
that other wager It spelled utter ruin
to ''Icnlsler He raised his eyes blindly, and theu  tbe deathlike silence of
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the room was shattered hy a sudden
crash Cherry Malotte had closed ber
check ruck violently, at Ihe same in
slant crying shrill nnd clear:
"Thnt bet is off! The cases nre
Glenlster half rose, overturning his
chair; the Kid hinged forward across
tlie table, and liis wonderful hands.
tense and talon-like, thrust themselves
forward as though reaching for the
riches she had snatched away. Tbey
worked and writhed and trembled as
though lu dumb fury, the nails sinking
into tlie oilcloth table cover. Ills face
grew livid and cruel, while his eyes
blazed at her till she shrank from him
affrlghtedly. bracing herself away from
the table with rigid anus.
Reason came slowly back to Clenister and understanding with it. lie
seemed to awake from a nightmare.
He could read all too plainly the gambler's look of ballled hate ns the man
sprawled on the table, his arms spread
wide, his eyes glaring at the cowering
woman, who shrank liefore him like a
rabbit before a snake. She tried to
speak, but choked. Then the dealer
came to himself and cried harshly
through his teeth one word:
lie raised his (i :t and struck tbe
table so violently tint chips ami cop
pel's leaped and rolled, and Cherry
closed her eyes lo lose sighl of his awful grimace. Olenister looked down on
bim and said:
"I think I understand, bill the money
was yours anyhow, so I don't mind."
Ills meaning wns plain. The Kid suddenly jerked open the drawer before
him. but Olenlster clinched his right
hand and leaned forward. Tho miner
could have killed him with a blow, for
the gambler was seated and at his
mercy. The Kid checked himself,
while his face began to twitch as
though the nerves  underlying it  hail
broken bondage and were dancing in a
wild, ungovernable orgy.
"Von have Inugllt me a lesson," was
nil that Glenlster said, and with tbat
lie pushed through til? crowd and out
Into tbe cool night air. Overhead tlie
arctic slurs winked at him, aud the
sea smells struck him clean and fresh.
As be went homeward lie henrd ihe
distant full throated plaint of a wolf
dog. It held the mystery and sadness
ol' the north, lie paused and, baring
liis thick, matted head, stood for a
long time gathering himself together.
Standing so. lie made certain covenants with himself and vowed solemnly never to toich another card.
At the same moment Cherry Malotte
came hurrying to her cottage door.
Hoeing as though from pursuit or from
some baleful, haunted spot. She paused before entering and Hung her arms
outward into the dark in a wide gesture of despair.
"Why did I do 11? Oh, why did I do
It?   I can't understand myself."
(To be continued.)
Acre lot on Winnipeg St., cleared,
fenced and irrigated; well, pump and
lots of water ; house 20 x 20 ; stable,
buggy sheds, chicken house and yard ;
price $1,350. Two i acre lots on Winnipeg St., irrigated; price $350 each.
For thirty days only.    Apply
43-tf Penticton, B. C.
ofh'ce of
house  to  let.     Apply  at
Mr. W. R. Bartlett, of Sum-
rmrland, spent Wednesday of
last week in Peachland looking
over his orchard.
Mrs. Babbit, of Summerland,
who has been spending some
time with relatives here, has returned to her home.
The Glee Club met at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell last
Rev. Jas. Hood, of Summer-
land who has been attending
Synod at Victoria, joined his
family here on Friday night 15th
Mrs. Kirkby and her mother,
Mrs. J. McLaughlan, visited
Summerland last week and drove
home on Sunday, accompanied
by Miss Robina, who has been
spending some time with her
sister, Mrs. Taylor, there.
Mr. Harry Cossar spent the
best part of last week in West-
Mr. and Mrs. Morrin have
moved into the bungalow near
town, lately vacated by Mr.
Walter Cossar and family.
Master Charlie Rose, of Brandon, Man., who has been spending some time here with friendt
has returned to his home.
A large delegation of W. C. T.
U. women attended the Convention held at Summerland on May
26th and 27th.
Mrs. M. N. Morrison went to
Summerland on the 17th to attend the Choral concert and Field
Day at the College.
Miss Candace McDougald re
cently spent a few days with
friends in Summerland.
Mrs. T. N. Ritchie visited
friends in Summerland last week.
Miss E. Brown, who has beei
spending about two weeks hen
with her friend, Miss D. Robinson, left recently for the coast
after spending a few days with
friends in Summerland.
Rev. J. T. Jones spent part oi
last week down the Lake.
T. J. Smith and family, oi
Vancouver, passed through last
week on their way to Summer-
We are pleased to note a decided improvement in Mrs. Vivian's health since last week.
The Ladies' Aid of the Preby-
terian church met at the home oi
Mrs. R. J. Hogg on Wednesday
afternoon 19th inst.
Rev. C. W. Whyte, who has
been at a meeting of the Synoc
in Victoria, has returned to hit
On Saturday 15th our baseball
boys met Kelowna on the diamond and both did their verj
best to win the honors of the daj
which the home team manfully
won by the score of 7-5.
Mr. Wm. Dryden's cosy little
cottage on Beach Avenue is near-
ing completion.
Alex Ford left here this week
for Vancouver, going by way oi
Spokane, Wash.
Hiram Inglee, of White Lake,
was a caller at Fruitland P'arm
Miss Flo. Nelson, of Penticton,
spent last week with her friend
Miss Hazel Allen.
G. H. Clark and wife spent
the 24th in Keremeos.
Wm. Hedges has returned to
his place here after spending the
winter and spring in Grand
17 foot Cedar Boat, built by Peter-
boro tgh Canoe Co.; two pairs of oais
and silk sail. Apply to
43-lt Pentictcn.
Business block on Main Street; two
storey with two compartments downstairs and hall upstairs, $2,500. Lot 63,
seven and one-half acres on Fairview
Roa1, $2,200. J. D. McPonalp,
12-tf Potlatch, Idaho.
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All water rates for 1909 are now due.       Water will not be delivered to those who have not paid the irrigation rate for 1908.
All requests for water, the turning off of same and the regulation of it in any manner as affecting the Company's flumes or ditches,
must be made by application at our office or of our water superintendent and foreman.
Individuals dealing with the water without permission are liable to cause serious injury not only to the property of the Company but
to other properties as well.
We must ask those using water to join with us in a rigid observance of the rules.
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The Southern Okanagan Land Company,
The Brown Brothers Company
Nurserymen,   -   of Ontario
Are extensive growers of all kinds of Fruit Trees, Shrubs, Hoses, and Ornamental Trees, and
the members of the firm are all practical nurserymen of 25 years experience, and have built up
the most successful and extensive business uf the kind in Canada.
The growing of the stock, as well as every other detail in connection with the work, is
personally superintended by the individual members of the firm, and they work on the plan lliat-
the best is none too good for their customers.
We have made large shipments of trees into the Okanagan Valley and can kivo the names
of the largest planters in that district, who have planted our stock successfully, if desired.
Our trees are grown in the famous Niagara district, in Ontario, in a climate very similar
to that of the Okanagan Valley, and our trees are consequently better suited to the needs'of
planters there, than are the Coast stock, being more hardy in the wood, with a more abundant
supply of fibrous roots, which count for much in making an investment in an orchard a safe and
permanent one.
We shall be pleased to hear from prospective planters, with a view to supplying them with
the best grade of trees, true to name.
We wish to secure the services of a good reliable man to represent us at Penticton and
vicinity, and will make liberal terms to the right party, for all, or a part of his time.
Write for terms, prices, etc., to
CHAS. L. TROTTER, Manager,
Brown Brothers Company, Nurserymen, Ltd.,
1125 8th Ave., Vancouver, B. C.
Trees Trees Trees
Layritz Nurseries,
Victoria, B. C.
We have a fine stock of all the leading
varieties on hand.
All stock is propagated from  fruiting
trees rendering practically no risk
regarding untrueness to name.
Write for catalogue
and price list to our local representative
KEM)WNA,       -        B.C.
Hot Weathe
" Dreadnoug
Many people dread the approach of hot weather
on account of the discomfort it brings, when there
is really very little necessity for it. We do not be=
lieve the people of this town require to be told what
are the proper and coolest things to wear, so we
have laid in a supply of some of the things they
are sure to ask for:
Canvas Footwear
Ladies' White Canvas Oxfords   -
Linen and Felt Hats
Men's Light Felt Hats -   ���	
"   Linen Hats     -
Boys' " -
Men's Summer Clothing
Two Piece Flannel Suits - $7.
$1.75 to 4.
Flannel Trousers
White Duck Trousers
A. H. WA
General Merchant.
Phone 6.
-garden: tools-
Lawn Sprinklers.
Rubber Hose.
Sheet Packing.
White Lead, Oil, Mixed Paints, Ajrate Wall Finish.
Another car of
McLaughlin    Carriages
Aiso a
Car of Cockshutt  Goods
Comprising the following :���
Adams'   Log   Trucks,   Adams'
Teaming  Trucks,   Adams' one-
horse   Wagons    (low   wheels),
Adams' Lorries and Drays.
Cockshutt 3, 2, and 1-horse
Cockshutt Drag and Lever and
Spring-Tooth Harrows.
Cockshutt Wheel Scrapers and
Drag Scrapers.
Cockshutt 1-horse Cultivators.
Cockshutt Potato Diggers.
Also Bolster Springs, Light and
Heavy Harness, Sharpies Cream
Separators, I. H. C. Gas Engines,
Ideal Pumping Plants, etc.
Call and Inspect our Stock.
Painter, Paperhanger
and Sign Writer
Picture Framing a Specialty.
WALL PAPER Carried in Stock.
Goods delivered to any part
of the town daily.
Prompt attention given to mail
Phone 21. P. 0. Box 203.
Two Hundred and Sixty-Three Acres;
about 30 acres can be cultivated and
watered ; over J mile lake frontage ;
2 acres six year old bearing orchard; 5
additional acres cleared for crop ; 2
springs at house ; wharf 170 ft. long ;
good log house; 6 chicken houses; good
stable 16x16 with hay loft and shingled
roof; lean-to 16x16 ; good corral ; good
root cellar where nothing froze this
winter; first water right on Shoot
Creek for 100 inches ; unlimited range
for stock ; 5 miles from Naramata ;
wagon road will be built this year or
next; one of the most delightful locations in the Okanagan. Last year the
owner was asking ten thousand for
place but as he has something else in
sight now, he will sell for six thousand.
This is a bargain.
Apply for particulars at the PRESS
office, or to F. G. ANDERSON,
Summerland, B. C.
Write to-day for catalogue.
The Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd.,
30tf Vancouver. B. C.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty
days after date, I intend to apply to
the Penticton License Commissioners
Cor renewal of a retail liquor license
for the Hotel Penticton, located' at
Penticton, B. C.
Penticton, B. C, May 8th, 1909.
Notice is hereby given that, thirty
days after date, I intend to apply to
the Penticton License Commissioners
for renewal of a retail liquor license
for the B. C. Hotel, located at Penticton, B. C.
Penticton, B. C, May 8th, 1909.
WATER ACT, 1909.
Daily delivery of Fresh Milk to
all parts of the town.
li. M. McNeill,    .     Prop.
NOTICE is herby given that the
undersigned intends applying to. the
Lieutenant Governor in Council on. the
21st day of June 1909 for approval of his
undertaking as to the construction of
works for the storage of water at
Lower Marron Lake near the north
west corner of Lot 2531 Group 1 Osoyoos, by means of a dam near the
outlet of the said lake, said dam
being situated on Lot 2531 Osoyoos
Division of Yale. The maps and plans
of above undertaking will be open to
public inspection at the Engineer's
office at Townsite Kaleden, Dog Lake,
until the above mentioned date 9 a. m.
to 3 p. m. Saturdays and Sundays excepted. JAMES RITCHIE.
45-4 per F. H. Latimer.
Penticton, B. C, May, 17th, 1909.
Get your name on the voters' list,
will cost vou nothing. Apply at
Press office.      W. J. CLKMENT,


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