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Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - October 5, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta ritish Landing Kite estern Front i ��Hp1 4! A li St hi' ESS "N�...&f" (3), R. A. P. kite balloon as the Iffr^W eyes .of. our guns in France. The @S*�&|j||'> WAR PICTURES FROM^^f BRITISH OFEICIAL W%mm' PHOTOGRAPHS. (Crown CopyriglU Reserved) Kj^ii^^S . (1)" Telephone Lorry Exchange. (M^'^^p (2) An immense R. A. F. machine p^Cj^^Ma .jwo^wsb being looked over before starting ~* off for Germany with a load of fc^^Ss bombs. H^^^ mm I, observers are highly trained men and; often have to descend in para- K-S^fi chutes. gMhjsL (4) Wiring fallen .trees across a (Pw^ljg canal to hold up the enemy. . J8g&^lp.s (5) Another riew of soldiers put-ting barbed wire, o^n trees. E^^^ '(6) An ,observe|�Hvatcbing his Ij&aBfiffi parachute being picked, -' f^^^^^ -(7) An, observer Rising on tackle fc * "-'t , , 'which is connected with para- ffi^i^^wSii^WP1^ �Vi- la ' - ""i ALovely Lalce on the Pacific. Slope IS Mi Mm ASP Ok'anagan Lake and Kettle Valley Railway. Inserted is' a C. P. R. steamer at Penticton, on tbe Okanl^an L'aE*. . Okauagan Lake! ! What an alluring', suggestive place name it is. �First locate it on the map. Down'1 lu Southcrq British Columbia; due south.from Slcamoua, on the main Hne'of the Canadian Pacific Railway; due south too from picturesque Vernon; dua north from Penticton. in the boundary county of British Columbia. Between. Vornon and Penticton lies the lake known lis pkana-K�i. . : Qkanagan ia a lake of rarest beauty, eve^ '^ii' a land Sf ;iakes of ..rarest ""bcaiity: Each' mile of its length a mile of scenic loyelineB3i each league. 'of its bank a Teagiue.)of varied charm, ' The Journey over the long' and winding tako is. a,.d.ay's journey, of unique interest, from the moment the steamer'i3-boarded'at Okanagan Landing till it ties up for the night t Penticton. A comfortablo boat it is, and a comfortable' day of travel follows as the panorama of ports passes by. The nature picture is complete. The shimmering waters that reflect, every passing sun ray or carressing, fleecy cloud, are bordered by green-garbed mountains. At their base rest tier on tier of bench lands that spell rich fertility, for they bear the.fruits that have spread the fame and name of.Okanagan for afleld. How the eye! .-feasts. 6s smiling orchards and Vineyards,-'as,, the' mouth feasts on their luscious' crops. X>own the steep, sidpes come the .leashed waters that irrigate when ah'd "wh^re .,irrigation is needed, the iife-giying streams being trained ou tree and vino and" garden with wonderful results. ; \ \ , Fields of grain and patches of grass make a checker-board>>of> color, while the water-sido fownB add (heir note of human cc^munism, Their ery place names are musical and attractive: euch as- Kelowna, Peach-land, Suminerland, . with - many a charming in-between settlement. Then there fits in to the landscape frame the cosy, picturesque bungalow of the rancher farmer or fruit gtoweri set in a garden and facing an incomparable view. 'A Down at the wharves, the steamer receives its freightage ofve/ated, fruit that will feed'^many^ inoutns fri'Jj3�ny' a distant home, for the great west is an eager customer for the peaches a'ijd";pears. the apples and the 'grapes of ;thJs favored fruitland country. So one drinks in the beauty, of the Okanagan from the dock of tbe steamer during a journey that takes most of the lighted hours of a day. And 86 one may trave! above the Jake over a wonderful stretch of railway, for the Kettle Valley IJne, defying nature's obstacles, makes Its sinu- ous way near the crests of tbe mouiv tains. A thrilling scene greets the '' eye -in a bird's eye Tiew of the enUr� i lake hundreds of feet below, nestling like a. crystal gem In its granite basin,, and taking ch a silver huo as the set>' ting sun lays its carpet of sheer, on the 'waters. Each cluster of homes: stand's out clearly against its hack- f ground of foliage or forest, motor craft speed along, looking very small ifl'; the'-.'vylde;. space of water*, and glimpses of shore roadway! show -that-the traveller could circle th# lake"by land if he so desired. ; �<��: Finally, the tra-in diys from the � heights to the lower levels, from the ff hill crests to r.^nticton town. The :-sun has done its day's work, ih� "' shades are swallowing up the beauti.! � ful world of water and town' and'. mountain, and the Lake of tho Okana* ' gan sleeps, like all nature and-soma huma�fl| ^ .,-,' ;