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Array ar  ^Co��ffltBaB^\  fteluUma Uerori)  VOL. X.  NO. 13.  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1918.���4 PAGES  $1.50 Per Annum  Second Session of  Legislature Opened  First Woman Member Takes  Seat   -   New Speaker  The second session of the fourteenth parliament of British Columbia opened laat Thursday. There  was an unusually large crowd in  attendance, much interest centreing on the enrolling of the new  members, who take their places aa  a reault of the recent bye-elections.  Mrs. Ralph Smith, of courae, as the  firat woman to occupy a aeat in the  legislature, drew the moat attention  and throughout a very trying  ordeal bore heraelf with becoming  grace. , In the members' corridor  before formal opening took place  she had to run the gauntlet of a  good deal of bandinage, but "proved fully equal to the situation. The  leader of the opposition assisted  the premier in escorting Mrs. Smith  to the speaker's chair (or formal  introduction.  The Speaker himself, Mr. John  Keen of Kaslo, waa himself in a  new poaition, having been elected  to that office in auccession to Mr.  J. W. Weart who presided at the  1917 session.  Premier Brewster nominated Mr.  John Keen of Kaslo as sperker, declaring that few men were better  known in the province than Mr.  Keen who came to British Columbia  in 1689. Few would command  more respect aa he waa.a man who  as speaker would abolish partiality  and bring a wide knowledge to  bear upon the duties of the chair.  Both sides of the Houae would  have been pleaaed to have Mr.  Weart remain as speaker, commented Mr. Bowser in seconding  the Keen nomination. Mr. Weart  had been able and (air, The aame  (air treatment could be expected  -y (rom Mr. Keen,  There waa hearty, applauding  (rom the members and the galleries  when Mrs, Smith was introduced  to the speaker. Premier Brewster  remarked on the special interest  attaching to that historic moment  aa she waa the first woman to have  parliamentary seat in the province,  Her knowledge of governmental  affairs and of social conditions  would make her an acqnisition, he  thought.  J. H. Hawthornwaite, the new  member for Newcastle and a well-  known former member of the  Houae, and W.A. McKenzie, member elect for Similkameen were alao introduced. Richard Wallia,  the successful Conservative candidate (or Alberni waa also on hand  but did not take hia aeat, the writ  (or that district not being returnable  until all the ballot boxes had been  received. Some of these had been  delayed by stormy weather.  A pleasant little diversion was  created by little Miss Myra Jean  Calbraith marching up the aisle between the members' desks and  placed two huge bouqueta of red  and white blooms upom Mrs.  Smith's desk. Premier Brewster  waa presented with a basket of  white and " yellow flowers. The  presentation to Mra. Smith was on  behalf of the Women'a Benefit  Association "of the World. She ia  a charter membet of St. Cecilia Review, Nanaimo.  These preliminariea over the  official speech from the throne was  read by His Honour the Lieutenant  Governor, and tha House waa  opened for business.  Hon. Mr. Ferris introduced a  bill to amend the Municipal Elections Act. |t ia to validate the election  of reeve, councillors and commissioners in municipalities where the  authorities overlooked laat year's  Municipal Act amendment calling  for affidavits of qualifications from  candidates. All elected officers so  affected are given thirty daya in  which to file the necessary statements. The bill also provides that  where police commissioners were  elected by acclamation they may  decide in writing which is to sit  (or the one-year term and which  ��� (or the two years. Failing an agreement between them the Municipal  Council ahalt have the choice. v  With the filing of departmental  reports the brief opening session  wss adjourned until Monday.  Unexpected Adjournment of Legislature  Premier to Attend Important  Convention at Ottawa  Closely following the opening of  the legislature the aome what unexpected announcement was made  that the House would be adjourned until February 26th to allow  Premier Brewster to attend an important conference of provincial  tiers at Ottawa.   The Alberta  Elature has been obliged to  the same course. The Pre-,  mier's departure haa renewed the  rumors that he may be taken into  the Federal Cabinet.  The importance of^he conference is outlined by Premier Borden  in hia telegram to Mr. Brewster under date of February 5, in which a  complete list of the subjects to be  discussed is given. Among others  are the following matters of vital  moment:  Increased production of food  stuffs and co-operation suggested  between Federal and Provincial  governments for that purpose and  the consideration of any necessary  measures.  Labor conditions with respect to  agricultural production.  Demobilization, including the  care of returned soldiers, vocational training and rehabilitation, opportunities (or employment and  land settlement.  Fuel production and distribution  including provision (or any anticipated fuel shortage during the  coming year.    , *  Mayor Will Head Loca  Food Conservation Committee  J. W. Gibson, Provincial Organizer, Speaks at Well-Attended  Meeting���Conservation Necessary to Meet Food Situation  Ray Fallis, J. Fisher and. D.  Hinckaon are Kelowna soldiers  reported to bs on their way to  Vancouver, and consequently may  be in Kalowna any time.  Establish Modern Sash  and Door Factory  A business development of con  siderable importance to Kelowna  ia being made thia week in the  extension of the wood-working  plant of Mr. S. M. Simpson into a  modern sash and door factory.  Mr. Simpson haa leased the buildings (acing the park formerly.occu-  pied by the Kelowna Canning Co.,  and is busy thia week moving his  plant and machinery to the new  location. During the past couple  of weeks Mr Simpson haa been at  the coast and haa purchased several thousand dollars worth of the  latest impri ved sash and door ma.  chinery, which added to his now  extensive plant will make one of  the most complete wood-working  factories in the interior. The buildings he haa acquired afford a floor  space several timee larger than that  of the old premises, in addition to  large storage sheds for seasoned  lumber.  Most of the new machinery is  already here, and includea an up-  to-date sash and door "sticker,  capable of turning out not only  these goods but moulding of all  descriptions, a chain mortising  machine of the latest pattern, and  a triple drum sander. Electric  motora will supply the power,  These in addition to circular saws,  band saws, jointer, lathes, drilling  machines, planer and other plant  from the present premises, will  afford an equipment capable of  handling work on a very extensive  scale, and ahould draw business  from this part of the valley which  haa previously been going outside.  A carload of coast cedar ia on its  way. The lumber shipment also  includes Cottonwood and spruce  for fruit ladders on the making of  which Mr. Simpson has already  built up a considerable business.  Mr. J. W. Gibson, supervisor of  agricultural education in the province, but also now acting under instructions from the government as  general organizer of Food Conservation committees, was the principal speaker at a public meeting  held last Friday evening in the  Board of Trade room. The meeting had been called by the Mayor  on a suggestion from Mr. Gibson  to the city council, mainly for the  purposing of organizing a fully  representative local committee  which would undertake to arouse  public interest in the urgent need  (or (ood conservation in order that  the Allied armies and peoples  might be saved (rom starvation.  There have been ao many conflicting viewa and reports, said Mr.  Gibson, and so many contradictory  resolutions had been pouring in to  the Food Controller (rom all quarters, that the need had been felt, if  the movement were to be made  effective, of more co-ordination of  effort. The plan was not to make  a new organization but to consolidate the different forcea already  working to the same end, by the  appointment in all citiea of a committee representing the City Council. Board "of Trade, Farmers' Institute, Women's Institute, churches  and fraternal societies. All these  organizationa could be brought together by elected representatives,  so that if they apoke on a subject  it would mean that all the people  spoke. These committees would  work under the auspices of the  mayor and council.  Mr. Gibson went on to speak of  the seriousness of the present food  situation, a matter which had  never been properly explained to  the general*public. Even before  the war it waa aaid the (ood shortage hand begun to be (elt due to  tha growth of city populations and  the dwindling of food-producing  rural communities. When it was  remembered that thirty or forty  millions of men had been removed  (rom productive labor to fight, it  would be realized what a crisis  had been thrust upon us. Then  was not nearly enough (ood being  produced in the world today to  aupply its inhabitants.  It was estimated that in Canada  there was more (ood per capita  than anywhere else in the world,  except > perhaps Argentina. This  mean all the more opportunity to  do a great service to the Allied  nations, and every extra pound of  food which could be saved in  this country meant so much more  available to ship overseas.  Although there were some callous people who were satisfied (o  think there was no fear of starvation in Canada, yet the majority of  citizens desired to do their duty in  food saving and production, and  only needed leadership.  Many people were advocating  compulsory rationing, but it was  doubtful if that would prove a  remedy owing to the difficulty of  enforcing it. The only practical  way was through a campaign of  education, and every means would  be taken advantage of to bring the  correct information before the  public. Substitution was almost as  necessary as saving,���the using of  certainlfood-stuffs in order to save  others essential to the carrying on  of the war. It waa not suggested  that people ahould be insufficiently  nourished, but should be wisely  nourished in auch a way that  essential foods would be saved.  Coming back to the question of  organizing a local committee, Miss  Reekie, secretary,of the Women's  Institute, read over the following  list of those who had been appointed by the Institute when that  body first took up the matter of  food conservation some months  ago. There was considerable discussion as to whether this committee should be allowed to stand or  should be disbanded and a new  body appointed composed of members elected horn the different organizationa in town. Finally it waa  left to the various organizations to  either 'ratify* the appointment of  such members of the existing com.  mittee as they wished to represent  them or to choose others from  amongst their numbers who would  do so.  Mayor Sutherland was appoint  ed chairman, Mr. L. V. Rogers  consenting to act in the meantime  as secretary.  Following are the other members of rhe committee: Messrs.  J.W.Jones, L E. Taylor, G. S.  McKenzie, W. R. Trench, G. Chick  N. D. McTavish, J. Gordon, D.  Leckie, Miss Reekie, and Mes-  damea Rogers, Dundas, Knowles,  Brent, Murdock, Willita, McDonald, and Rev. E. D. Braden ; K.LO.  Miss Anderson 'and' Mr. Reekie ;  S. Ok., Miss Pease ; Ellison, Mr.  Hereron ; Benvoulin, Mrs. J. Met  calf, Mr. W. A. Scott.  Pruning ihe Apple Tree  By BEN HOY, Assistant Horticulturist, Kelowna  Joe Mallet Paret, who was well  known in Kelowna aome time  back, has according to information  received been awarded the military medal for distinguished services. His brother Jack left Kelowna with the 172nd,  The Prisoners of War Funds receipts for January totalled $147.05,  which amount haa been expended  as follows: The P. of F. Fund $90,  local Red X $43, balance retained  in hand $14.05. The committee  desire to thank Mr. Trenwith for a  donation of flags. Mesdames  Shayler and Knowlea collected tbe  following: Lee Bon $10, Quong  Ling $1, St. Louis Cafe 50c, a  stranger 25c,for Patriotic Fund.  Ths pruning of spple trass ia avary important factor in tke production of high  clese apples, yet is one thnt is not well  understood. Though a great deal hae  been written on the subject, and much demonstration work carried on in this line(  a short drive in the country will convince  the most casual observer, of tha truth ol  thia statement. To prune, and get good  results, the pruner must not only know his  orchard, but must know and understand  eaeh individual tree. Ho must have hie  ideal of a perfect tree and tha results he  wishes to obtain in mind, and than knowing hie soil and climatie conditions he ie  ready te go to work.  The practical purposes of pruning snd  points to ba kept in mind when doing the  work are as follower  1. Style of tree.  2. Health and strength, ,  3. Hest and light.  4. Bearing* habits.  5. Size of fruit.  There are a number of different styles  of tress advocated by prominent fruit growers in different parts of tba country, but  there are certain points that all are agreed  Upon. The tree must ba low' sat with  blanches rising obliquely. Unlaw it is  low est it is inconvenient and costly to  handle. A high heeded tree with branches growing horizontally away from the  trunk ie herder to cultivate around than a  low headed tree, unless the branches  start eo far from the ground that a horse  can pass under without touching. This  system in a commercial plantation ie un.  practicable becauee the cost of all other  work such as spraying, picking, pruning,  Kelowna Creamery  Butter Wins  First Prize for Prints in Face  of Keen Competition  If any further testimony were  needed as to the skill of Mr. S.  Thomas of the Kelowna Creamery  as a maker of first-class butter, it  haa been supplied during the paat  week when in competition with  nearly all the principal creameries  in B.C., the Kelowna product took  the first prize for butter prints (or  the second year in succession.  The contest waa held in connection with the convention of the  B.C. Dairymen's Association. The  competition was keen aad the  judging necessarily close, and it ia  a matter for sincere congratulations to the creamery for their  success.  Much scientific attention has  been paid to the making of butter  during the past few years, and the  equipment used in the best dairies  haa consequently undergone considerable development and modification. Some of the dairies competing were amongst the finest  equipped in the west. Manager  Thomas may, therefore, be pardoned for feeling some little pride  that with a comparatively small  and young concern he has been  able to pace with all the modern  methods and processes and to produce an article which can be classed so high.  In addition to the first prize for  butter prints, third prize has been  gained for " solids " in comparison  with fourth last year.  ore, is increased.  Whether to grow the vase-sheped tree,  the pyramid, or the semi-pyremid tree  will depend to some extent on the variety  and the individual tree.. Ths semi-pyramid is the one most largely grown and  advocated at the present time. In thie  system the leader is allowed to grow for  the first five or six yesrs snd then ia dis-  continued. Thie gives a strong open tree  thet is capable of carrying large loads of  fruit without breaking, and combines the  good features of thc open headed tree  and the pyramid.  HEALTH AND STRENGTH  Low headed trees with ths branches a  good distance apart, and wall distributed  around the main stem, starting at right-  angles to tba stem snd then being trained  obliquely upward give ue the strongest  tree. With the branches a good distance  apart than ie plenty of roorrtfor theit full  development, and the right angle crotches  avoid danger of splitting, and do not form  places for disease sporss to enter. Being  low headed nllowa lees of the trunk exposed and there ie not as much trouble with  sun scald. With the branches all starting  from ths same point around tha msin stem  there Is always a pocket ta harbor insects  end disease spores formed, snd a favourable place ta hold ice and snow in the  winter, often ths cause of bark injury and  splitting,  HEAT AND LIGHT  Heat and light are both essential for tha  formation of bude and coloring of the fruit.  A close dense tree encourages the growth  Successful Masquerade  Dance  The masquerade ball held Mon.  day evening in Morrison's Hall  for the benefit of the Prisoners of  War Fund, proved to be one of  the most successful events of the  kind ever held in Kelowna. In  fact it is doubtful if ever so large  a crowd was got together (or a  dance before. In all there must  have been some two hundred  people present. The dresses were  especially good, and aome must  have lavished a great deal of care  on their preparation.  The prize for the best lady's  costume was won by Miss Beatta  Lloyd-Jones with a very pretty  coatume of the early Victorian  period. Mrs. Henning, sister of  Mrs. Collett, took second prize  with a clever Turkish costume,  Of the men's, Mr. J. C. Richards  came first as Father Time, Mr. G,  McKenzie leading the comic costumes as a nigger.  It ahould be mentioned that the  whole of the ptoceeds, $132.75  will go to the Fund, all expenses  of hall, &c, having been _ paid by  the fruit shipping, canning and  evaporating firms in Kelowna. To  Mr. J. C. Richards is due most of  the credit (or the organization of  the affair, which waa voted one of  the best dancea ever held here.  ice of Food Controller is Abolished  Canada Food Board WiU Take  Over tk* Work  Under an order-in-council passed on Saturday the office of the  food controller is abolished and  the (unctions formerly exercised by  that official, greatly enlarged, will  now be assumed by a new organization to be known as tba Canada  Food Board.  The board will consist of three  members, H. B. Thomson, who succeeded Hon. W. J. Henna, as (ood  controller, Hon. C A. Dunning,  provincial treasurer of Saskatchewan, and J. D. McGregor of Manitoba. Mr. Thomson is to be chairman of the board,  Mr. Dunning, who, it will be recalled, recently went to Ottawa to  organize the greater production  campaign, will devote himself to  the problem of production. He will  work in close co-operation with  the provincial governments and  will co-ordinate (ederal and provincial organizationa to be employed in the greater production movement. Mr. McGregor will address  himself to the important teak of  providing the agricultural labor ne*  cessary to make the greater production campaign a success.,  The Canada Food Board will  thus bring under a single executive  the work of dealing with the (ood  problem in all its bearings. It will,  it is believed, effect a co-ordination  of effort and a concentration of energy from which (ar reaching results are anticipated.  A question that will receive immediate attention is that of mobilization of farm labor in towns and  cities and make it available for tbe  farm.  Wedding Bells  QUINN-McGARRITY  Pte. Chas. Quinn, lately returned  to Kelowna (rom aervice in France,  was married Monday morning at  the Catholic church to Miss Theresa  M. McGarritv, daughter of Mr. and  Mra. T. McGarrity, of Kelowna.  The ceremony,, at which the  Rev. Father Verbeke officiated,  was a very quieC one, only members of the famiiv being present.  Following the wedding the Couple  left for a honeymoon in Victoria.  Pte. Quinn, it will be remembered, recently came back from tha  trenches with a hand permanently  crippled from a rifle shot wound.  The bride waa on the staff of the  Bank of Montreal  JOHNSON-ASHTON  A wedding took - place Tueaday  afternoon, February 12th, at the  home of Rev. E. D. Braden, tke  contracting parties being Alex  John Johnson, and Miss Edna  Maude Ashton, both of Pincher  Creek, Alta. The couple were attended by Mr. and Mra. W. H.  Rea, of Oyaina, Mrs. Rea being a  sister of the bride.  (Onalss.il eaPase ��.>  A very large buck deer was killed by a passenger train about  three miles west of Malakwa laat  Fiiday morning.  Several farms are being rented  at Summerland by the Broder Canning Co., ot New Westminster, for  the purpose of tomato growing.  Chief Thomas left Tuesday morning for a two weeks' holiday at  the coast. F. Coles is acting aa  constable in the meantime.  The little three months old baby  of Mrs. F. H. Benson, of Glenmore  was operated upon in the hospital  this week and is now much better.  Mr. G. J. Trodden is now in  charge of the local cuatoms office.  He has come to Kelowna from  Ottawa, but was before that in the  New Westminster office, and has  spent a good deal of his time in  B.C. Mr. Chas. Johnaton, who haa  held the office foi the past coule  of years, is leaving Saturday for  the eaat, having been transferred  to the Montreal office. Besides  being an efficient officer Mr. John  aton haa won the respect and  friendship-of many who regret hia  departure. He has the best wishes  of all for his future welfare.  Pte. Duncan Stewart who waa  previously reported missing is now  reported aa a prisoner in Germany.  C. Hubbard returned to-day  from a visit to Penticton.  The Ladies of the Union Church  intend having a social on the evening of the 28th of February, to be  held in the Methodist church.  They also intend having a cooking  sale on Saturday, March 30th.   1-5  Corp. Jack Kincaid, who on January 12th waa wounded by a rifle  shot in the temple is now reported  at the base and recovering. Hia  wound, it appears, was not ao serious as at first supposed.  BIRTHS  CROSS���On January 27th, to the  wife of Geo. Cross, Rutland, a  daughter.  JOHNSTON-On Tuesday, Feb..  ruary 12th, at the Merrill Hospital, to the wife of Reid Johnaton.  of Nicola, a aon.  TRACEY-On Wednesday. February 6th, te the wife ���( j.  Tra^ey,��tjo��y PAGE TWO  KELOWNA RECORD  Thursday, Feb. 14th, 1918  ���ii'<emis|i im iimi im m ������-�� * ��<<��<,*��� ���*"*>���*������  ��    PROFESSIONAL AND    ���*  "        BUSINESS CARDS      *���  BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  B. G. Weddell.    -   John P. Burne.  KELOWNA  B.C.  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA, :: B.C  PIANOFORTE  MR.   HAROLD   TOD   BOYD  has resumed his leeching clesses and wil]  receive   pupila  aa  before in his studio-  Trench Block, Kelowna.  P.O. box 374  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR & BUILDER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given for publicBuild-  ings.Town and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  F. W. GROVES  M. Can. Soc, C. E.  Consulting Cioll and Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land Suroeyor  Surveys and Report, on Irrigation Works  Applications fot Water Licenses  KELOWNA. B.C.  CLIFFORD G. BUCK  INSURANCE BROKER  Uie, Accident, Sickness, Fire, Automobile,  Burglary,  Fidelity Guarantee  Specializing in Insurance, therefore service  to the Assured  Phones 217 snd 216  Dr. MATHISON  Dentist  KELOWNA   ::   B.C.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All Rinds of Repairs  BERNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  AUCTIONEER  1 have had over 21 yean' experience in the Auctioneering business.,  particularly in the line of Cattle,  Farm Implements and Household  Furniture; and this experience is  at your disposal. It means better  results fr��m your auction sales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for an  Auction Sale should see  or  write  G. H. KERR .  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 195 Residence at  Kelowna, B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. C. G. BUCK  Roam   1, Leckie  Block,  ia acting  as  agent in  Kelowna, and will make ell  arrangements tor conducting of sales  Phone 217  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  ICE  Dairy Fanners should make arrangements now for putting up up ice  and ensure No. I Cream next summer.  Owing to abnormal snowfall this  winter we are being put to great expense in keeping our pond clear  and shall be obliged to raise the  price to  $2 PER LOAD  (approximately 1 \ tons)  , ' loaded on pond ���  All orders will be executed in  rotation, so phone your orders early  t**<[Soid disappointment..  ,rtoJ��c i   BaakJbead Orchard  1 Company, Ltd.,  PHONE a  KELOJaZNH RECORD  Published every Thursday at Kssowrta,  British Columbia  .TOHN LEATMLET  Editor and Proprietor  SUBSCRIPTION   RATES  11.60    i��r    vear;    75s.,   six   months.   UniUd  States 10 esats additional.  All sobsorlptioas pavabts la advance  Subscribers   at   tbs raffnlar rate   can have  sstra Papers mailed to frtands at a distant*  at HALF RATE. I.e.. 75 esats per rear.  This  speolat  privilege   !���   granted   lot   tbs  uorpose of advertislag *he ettv nnd district.  ADVERTISING  RATES  LODGE NOTICES. PROFESSIONAL CARDS,  ETC.. i.ft oents ner column inoh nsr week.  LAND AND TIMBER NOTICES-*) dan. 18:  60 davs S7.  WATRR  NOTICES-19  lor live   Insertions.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING-First    insertioa.    12  cents psr line: each  ���abasement  insertion,  ft  cente  psr   lina.  CLASSIFIED   ADVERTISEMENTS  - 2 oents  per word    first Insertion,  1 sent oar word  each lubtteauent insertion.  DISPLAY    ADVERTISEMENTS - Two   taohes  and under. 50 cents oer inch lirst insertion  over  two inches 40 cente  per inoh first   in-  ���ertion:   20 oents  per incb eaeb sabsaaosnt  ineertion.  Ail changes in contract advertlsementa mint  be in the hands of the printer bj Tuesday  evening to ensure publication in tba a��lt  Issue.  The Hoarding of Food  Hoarding is one of the new  words of the war. It means storing  in excess of requirements, especially ot foods and fuel just at present. Now storing and laying up  a prudent supply for real needs is  not a crime in peace times; but the  man or woman who wilfully and  cooly decides today to store more  food than he or she would buy in  ordinary times is committing something that has the moral effect of a  crime. He is also helping to raise  the price to himself of future supplies.  There is no cause for panic  among the people of Canada. We  must expect to make some food  sacrifices and be willing to modify  our eating habits and even to eat  less in order that the soldiers and  our allies may be fed. There is a  world shottage of foods because,  so far as we in Canada are concerned, other people' have had to  be withdrawn from farms to fight  what is our joint fight. Our obvious duty is to aid them by at  least sending them as much food  as they used to get before they  took up our common task.  Hoarding is the crin e of selfishly taking care of one's own skin to  the detriment of others, either in  the warring lands or at home. Buying too much for immediate cellar-  packing in Canada also imposes a  burden on the poorer classes in  the Dominion. The railway difficulties are especially great this  winter���obstacles in distribution of  foodstuffs are adding to the shortage. Moreover, hoarding by people who lack proper facilities for  stortng may easily result in heavy  waste. For tiiia reason especially  public opinion should be aroused  against the practice.  It is a thing tha' comes down to  the sense of right in the buver. If  he or she knows what patriotism  means, knows what others have to  undergo only because they did not  happen to live in Canada, and in  whose place Canadians might have  been but for the accident of geography, there will be no hoarding  Public opinion and public disapprobation of hoarding may do  much to discourage the practice  but nothing can really be effective  unless the moral sense of buyers  of food tells them plainly when  they are laying in a legitimate store  or grabbing at an opportunity of  plenty for the chiel reason that  they have enough money to get it,  It is no wonder that under the stress  of war tension the British people  found for the man who attempted  hoarding the expressive title "Food  Hog."  There has been some hoarding  in Canada of sugar, flour and per  haps other commodities. The  practice fortunately is of small proportions and the effect of measures  now under consideration may re.  suit in the exposure ot the Cana-  " Food Hogs." Hoarding is unnecessary and unpatiiotic. The  better elements in the community  will refrain from it so far as their  own households are concerned and  will use their influence against it  elsewhere.  Often people will buy large  quantities of these foods without  thinking of the way in which they  may be depriving others. Every  patriotic Canadian will do well to  resolve that he will "play the  game" fairly with his neighbour,  and with thc poorer classes, by  purchasing food onlv in normal  quantities while the present emergency lasts.. and by discouraging  hoarding wherever he finds evidence of it.  Correspondence With  War Prisoners  Up to the present it has been  permissible to send letters destined for persons in an enemy country or a country in the occupation  of the enemy subject through the  medium of an intermediary in a.  neutral country. An arrangement  has now been made whereby such  correspondence can be forwarded  through the medium of Messrs.  Thos. Cook & Son, 530, St. Gather-  ine St., W., Montreal, in connection  with the authority received by  their London house from the British government to undertake the  transmission of such correspondence.  The letters to be forwarded  must relate only to private news  and must not contain any reference to military or naval movement., to political and economic  conditions or the like. The letter  should be enclosed in an envelope  egibly addressed to its ultimate  destination, and must be left open  in accordance with the censorship  regulations of enemy countries.  This should then be placed in  another envelope addressed to  Thos. Cooker Son, 530, St. Catherine St., Montreal, together with a  slip bearing, legibly written, the  name of the sender and also a  postal note lor 25c to cover the  charges.  Potato Yield at Summerland  The following figures are given  by Mr. Helmer, in charge of the  Summerland Experimental Farm,  as the results from several trial  plots of potatoes during the past  season:���i  Empire State  -   19.80 tons pr. acre  Dalmeny Beauty 15.41    ���        ���  Table Talk 14.74    ���        ���  Early Surprise     14.25   ���       ���  Droughtproof   -14.09   ���  Factor 13.58   ���  Orders for  Local  Scouts  I PBEPAUO*      Kelowna Troop  Troop First;  Self Last  Edited by Pioneer.   Feb. 12, 1918  ORDERS by command for week  ending Februaty 23, 1918.  DUTIES: Orderly patrol for  week Wolves ; next for duty, the  Eagles.  PARADES: The combined troop  will parade at the club room on  Wednesday and Saturday, the 20th  and 23rd inst., at 7.15 and 2.15  p.m, respectively.  We wish to thank P.-L. James  Calder for a gift of 18 books lo  the library; Scout Groves for a further 6 books, and also Second  Ralph Weddell and Mr. Charles  Johnson for a gift of books. We  have now well over 70 books.  Our heartiest congratulations to  P.-L. Dick Parkinson who has now  completed his 84 hours of voluntary work for the War Service  Badge. P.-L. Parkinson has the  honor of being the first in our troop  to win this worthy badge and in  the years to come it will certainly  be a valuable decoration to hold.  We hope in the near future to  have a few more in the troop.  Commencing with this issue we  are publishing the first prize 1917  Camp Diarj. As promised, we do  not give the name of the winning1  scout. The diary writing was compulsory at camp but troop members were informed that while  their diaries might be published,  no names would be mentioned. In  this way we were probably able to  secure a much better account  There were several very good  diaries in addition to the one we  are publishing.  Cedar Creek Camp, Tuesday.���  After great lamentations and ges  ticulations, the Boy Scouts departed from the mighty ' yet beautiful  metropolis of Kelowna ih Mr. Hay-  man.s steam launch, accompanied  by a gasoline tug. The boats were  laden with all manner of articles  from a toothpick to a tent. Two  of these articles having fallen off  on the way, were rescued after a  daring piece of bravery by P.-L  Parkinson and two other scouts.  The ferry having left Kelowna  at about 10,30 arrived at Cedar  Creek somewhat later than 12.15.  By this time quite a big sea was  running before a wind from the  south, and the landing was accomplished under some difficulties and  ended in the scoutmaster getting  his feet wet. The scouts with their  usual energy set about erecting  tents, 'he patrol ones being left till  the last. The latter were only just  pitched before the storm (which  before had been a wind) suddenly  changed to blinding sheets of rain,  which although wetting the ground  did not dampen the spirits of the  scouts. This storm lasted till the  evening and cleared up just in time  to give the troop some good exercise in games, and in the evening  although the ground was rather  damp we had a fine camp fire and  yarn. After the camp fire the scouts  prepared for bed and "Lights out"  was sounded at 9.15. No guards.  Wednesday-Reveille was sounded at 6.30 and the scouts after a  not very satisfactory sleep (as it  was the first night) paraded for  washing and after for prayers.  This was followed by a call for  breakfast which was heartily responded to, the boys being hungry after their exertions of the previous day. (Editor's Note���One  would think they had gone without  supper I) After this came tent inspection in which the Wolves and  Beavers tied for - first, the Wolves  ultimately winning the flag for the  day in a toss-up. Then followed  the ordinary routine of a day in  camp, drill, physical torture, cleaning up, patrol instruction, dinner,  competitions, games, leave, bathing  and lastly camp fire and yarns.  The Beavers were guards, and  were called in at 10.15. The troop  retired at 9.15. The mail and provisions were brought in Mr. Mar-  halls car, which arrived about  8.30."  (To be continued)  Mike in bed, to alarm clock as  it goes off: "I fooled yez that time,  [ was not aslape at all."���Judge.  Water'Noticfe  STORAdl  Tska notice that Thomas Bulman, W. j.  Tuppsr and estate of J. Stewart Tupper,  Michael Hereron, Rev, P. S. Vemier,  Chee. McCarthy, A. L. Hay, John Conroy,  Mra. Mary Hereron, Jsmes Bowes, Geo.  Whelen, Simpson Ranch, per W. G. Ben  aon, C. E. Friend, Mrs. C. E. Lang, Mis-  M. L. Cottingham, John Baron, F. De-  Csqueray, Mre. E. M. Bulman, Mrs. Margaret Campbell, Mrs. N. F. Ball, Thoa.  Orchard, Geo. Guest, C. H. Geen, whoso  eddreeses are R. R. No. I, Kelowna, B.C.,  will apply for s licence for the storage of  One Thousand Acre Feet of water out of  Scotty Creek, which Rows Westerly snd  drains into Mill Creek, about N.E. comer.  Sec. 11, Tp. 23. The etorsge-dsm will be  located at hesdwstere of Scotty Creek.  The capacity of -the reservoirs to be crested are about one thousand sere feet, snd it  will flood about 200 acres of land. Ths  water will be diverted from the streem et  a point ebout One mile from Vemon  Road and wil! be used lor Irrigation purposes upon the land described as:���  Lot 121, Gl end part of Sec. II 12, Tp.  23, owned by Thomas Bulman;  Lot 12 and 13, Plan 473, ownad by  C.E. Friend; ��  Lots 6, 7, and 16, Plan 473, owned by  W.J. Tupper snd estafeJJ. Stewart Tupper;  Lot 5, Plan 473, owned by Mrs. C. E,  Lang.  Lota 9. 14, 13. snd 19, Plan 473, end Lot  122 G I, owned by M. Hereron;  North half of Lot 17, Plan 475, owned  by Misa M. L. Cottingham.  South half of Lot 17, Plsn 475, owned  by Rev. P. S. Vernier;  Lot 18, Plen 475, owned by John Baron;  Lot 31, Plan 475, owned by Chas. McCarthy;  Lots 3 and 4, Plsn 475, owned by F.  DeCaqueray;  Lot 30, Plen 475, owned by A. L Hays  Lot 29. Plsn 475, owned by Mra. E. M.  Bulman ;  Lot 122, Gl, owned by John Coifroy;  Part S.E. quarter sec, 12, Township 23,  owned by Mra. M. Campbell;  Part S.E. quarter eec, 12, Township 23,  owned by-Mrs. Msry Hereron ;  North half N.W. quarter sec I, owned  by Mre. N. F. Bell;  Part Sec. 6, Township 23, owned by  lames Bowes;'  Part East J sec. I snd Pre 239R, Tp 23,  owned by Thomss Orchard ;  Part North J N.E. quarter sec. I, Tp.  23, owned by George Guest;  Part East J sec I snd Pre 2396, Tp.  23, owned by C. H. Geen ;  Part North i of N.E. quarter eec. 2 snd  N. | of N.W. q latter eec. I, and southerly  WATER NOTICE  Application {of a bicence to ultt and  uu wator will b* made under the "Water  Act" of Britiah Columbia, at follows: The  names of the applicants are Alexander  McLennan and George Whelan; The ad-  drew of the applicants is Kelowna, B.C.;  The name of the stream is Mill Creek ;  The stream flows in a Westerly direction  and empties, into Okanagan Lake about at  Kelowna; The water is to be diverted  from the stream on the south aide* through  the Guisichan irrigation ditch; the purpose for which the water will Le used is  irrigation : the land on which the water  is to be used is described as follows; registered plan No. 413, part of S.E, quarter  section 24, Tp. 25, comprising ten actes ;  the quantity of water applied for is as  follows: 2�� acre feet per acre or 25 acre  feet. This notice was posted on the ground  on the 8th day of January, 1916. A copy  of this notice and an application pursuant  thereto and to the requirements of the  ''Water Act" will be filed in the office of  the Water Recorder at Vernon: Objections may be filed with the said Water  Recorder, or with the Comptroller of  Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  ALEXANDER McLENNAN,  9-13 Applicant and Agent.  5 ch, of S.E. quarter sec. II, and S.W.  quarter sec. 12, Tp. 23, owned by George  Whelan;  Part South �� of N.E. quarter sec. 2,  and 8 ft of N.W. quarter sec. I, and N. t  of S.E. quarter sec. 2, and N. g of S.W,  quartet sec. 1, Tp. 23���Simpson Ranch,  per W. G. Benson,  The licence applied for is to supplement a right to take and use water as per  Application of Scotty Creek Water Users  This notice was ported on the ground on  the 25th dey of January. 1918. A copy of  this notice and an application pursuant  thereto and to the "Water Act, 1914," will  be filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Vernon. Objections to the application may be filed with the said Water  Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water  Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria,  B.C., within thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.  By THOS. BULMAN, Agent  ��� The date of the first publication of this  notice is Thursday, January 31st, 1916.  11-15  U. S. Senator Smoot is advocating a national "fast day*' on which  the people should eat but one  meal. Figuring on a basis of each  meal costing 25 cents he estimated  that the nation would save $50,000-  000 annually.  OF  Choice Fruit Lands  in and adjoining the City of Kelowna  Saturday, March 2nd, 1918  Due to the fact that my time ia now fully occupied  as a Director of the British Columbia Land Settlement  Board, I find it impossible to give the neccessary attention to my improved fruit lands, and have decided to  and will sell hy public auction those lands adjoining  the city of Kelowna, and more particularly known as  the Paul property, consisting of 40 acres in tracts of  from 2J to 10 acres to suit purchasers.  Expressing a (ear that the "British are in for a bad time Tor a lew  months" from submarine warfare,  Admiral Sir John Jellicoe declared  the U-boat should be killed by  August if the nation holds out.  This is the first time any British |  naval officer has predicted a definite date for the conquering of the  submarine menace. Admiral Jellicoe was formerly commander o(  the British grand fleet.  The sale will take place on the ground at 1.30 p.m.  Terms and other conditions to be announced on the day of sale.  This is an opportunity seldom offered to secure the  choicest of land at your own price, where  every city convenience is available.  F. R. E. DeHART lursday, Feb. 14th, 1918  KBlXWNA  RECORD  lum  rr  berall Aprons - 65c  iEMARKABLE VALUES  are being offered in over-  I Aprons, which come in neat  [sighs of Prints    55c  ���so a new style-in an overall  |ress,- with short sleeves..$ I.25  This month is  tewing Month  [Start your Spring Sewing  pw before the finer days are  ere and encourage you out  ; doors.   The special1 display  I Spring fabrics oilers a splendid opportunity for econo-  '. mical selection.  /hite Jap Crepe, the perfect; Washing jnafeprml*. 20c to 30c yd.  0-inch Novelty Voile, in plain and fancy weaye..50c and 60c yd.  Ipecial values in light and dark "Prints, Ginghams and Cham-  Irays, White Nainsook. Cambric & Longcloth..20c, 25c to 55c yd.  N  TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES  ���  Phone 361  Kelowna  CREAM PRICES  from Jan. 15th, 1918  Kelowna prices: No. 1 -  47c per lb. butter fat  No. 2 - 45c      ���        ,,  KELOWNA CREAMERY, LTD.  T=  Valentine Day to-day.  Mra. Willis was a passenger to  Okanagan Centre yesterday.  Mr. and Mrs. Currell went up to  Vernon Tuesday.  Mrs. Preston left by Tuesday's  boat on the first stage of her long  voyage to Australia. ..  Mrs. J. H. Hope left this week  for Vancouver.  Mrs. Graham, who has . been  visiting her sister Miss McNaughton, left Tuesday for Vancouver.  She will later go on to California.  The proposal to form in Kelowna a branch of the War Veterans  Assn. is to take definite shape .on  Saturday evening next. A meeting  of all returned soldiers in the district has been called for 8 p.m. on  Saturday in the Board of Tradi  building, when an effort will be  made to complete the organize  tion. There are now quite a number of returned men in the district,  and- a very active organization  could be formed here.  Mr. J. E. Reekie left for Victoria  Monday morning on business connected with the B.C. Fruit Asso-  ciation  ' Serg. Reg. Fuller came in from  the coast last Thursday on leave.  Mr. L. E. Taylor writes from  Vancouver "that Prof. McLean,  B.C. University, will visit Kelowna  on Friday, February 22nd, to hold  a -meeting at Rutland and talk  about community breeding of cattle. The time will be advertised  later. Also that Prof. Boving and  Mr. (McMeans will shortly be in  Kelowna to meet prospective seed  growers." All interested in this  subject are asked to send in their  names to the Institute secretary, so  they can be called on by these  gentlemen when they arrive. .  Mrs. Aldrich was a passenger to  Summerland yesterday.  O. Svean left yesterday for the  coast. *  Mr. S. M. Simpson returned  yesterday from a visit to the coast.  ESTABUSBED OVE�� IM  Consistent Saving  The systematic,and consistent saving of money, is a  duty which devolves upon  every one of us. The Bank  of Montreal will open Savings  Accounts on receipt of $1  ind accept thereon deposits  of $1 and upwards.  MCAr> orrlCS.MONTRE/lL.  D. R. CLARKE,  Supt, British Columbia Branches.  VANCOUVER.  Manager,   Kelowna Branca.  MUNCHES IN OKANAGAN DISTRICT     '  Ansstrosf,      -      PssUdss.      -      Suausarlase,  Eaderbj-.'       -     Priaeatsa^    -     Vsraos.  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDfcR AND CONTRACTOR  Estimates Furnished for all classes  o| work  |    J.GALBRAITH  ' Plumber and Steam Fitter  ! P.O. Box 81 Kelowna, B.C.  3BJBJ3L  >*?w  '#  Once Bitten���Twice Shy.  Advertising may make a poor article sell for a  while, but tike most persistent advertising would  not induce you to make a second purchase of a  thing that turned out to be fraudulent, and the  profit on the first sale would never pay for the  advertising.  Do you not think the advertisers know this?  .They fully realize that the very first essential of  success is to have something worthy, something  that people want and will keep on buying;  ; If you see a thing advertised regularly week  after week, year after year, it i i safe, to conclude  that it possesses actual merit and is well worth  its cost. .   .*     '.  .  >%  m  Rutland News  {Wvom oer owe CcersslMBden..)  Mr. W. Craig returned from the  coast Friday.  The Rev. Mr. Griffiths is down  with the measles, the Rev. Vernier  officiating at Mount View church  meanwhile.  The Girls' Enterprise Club held  a court whist drive on Thursday at  the schoolhouse, when Miss Alda  Macdonald carried off first prize.  The affair was a great success, $12  being handed oyer to the Red X  Material Fund as a reault of the  drive.  A birthday party was held at  the Wilson home last Friday, when  over forty young people gathered  and spent a very original and enjoyable evening, Miss Jenny Clever  winning a prize foi games.  A meeting of the United Farmers will be held on Monday, February 18th, at 8 o'clock, in the  schoolhouse, when the subject of  Municipality is expected to come  up for discussion. A letter from  trie provincial government will also  be read on the production of hogs  and crops for the ensuing year.  On Friday, February 22nd, a  concert will be given by the Young  People's Society iu the school-  house, commencing at 8 p.m. The  programme will consist of vocal  and instrumental solos and duets,  recitations, dialogues, etc., to be  given by the club members only.  A amall admission will be charged  and the net proceeds handed over  to the Prisoners of War Fund.  A valentine social is being tonight by the young ladies of the  Baptist church.  Capt. Graham, a medical doctor  recently returned from France,  was a visitor in town last Friday  and Saturday.  The annual meeting of the Kelowna Poultry & Pet Stock Assn.,  will be held in tee Board of Trade  room on Wednesday evening, the  27th inst.  No less than fifty people attended the choral rehearsal Tuesday  evening. This is probably the largest choir ever got together in  Kelowna. Tbe parts were fairly  well balanced, but ladies who  can read music will be welcomed.  Inconvenience was experienced  owing to lack of music, but the  secretaries hope to have this remedied by Tuesday next. Practice  from 8 till 10 prompt.  The Alice Bettes Mission Band  will hold a valentine tea at the  home of Mrs. J. W. Jones, Bernard  Avenue, on Saturday next at 3 p.m.  Refreshments will be served and  a sma.l admission charged. You  are invited.  Next Sunday morning in the  Baptist church the Rev. W. Arnold  Bennett will preach on " The Infilling of the Holy Ghost for Power." At the evening service his  topic will be "A Moral Contrast :  Light v. Darkness" After both  morning and evening services the  ordinance of believers' baptism  will be administered.  The following donations were  received at the hospital during  January: venison, Mr. Norman  Day, quart cream and bot of apples, Mr. J. I. Campbell, 2 dozen  eggs, Mrs. D. W. Sutherland, 2  dozen apples, Mr. Hohensee-Peach-  land. The directors thank the donors and the patients appreciate the  gifts.  The following resolution, passed  at the January meeting of the Kelowna Equal Franchise League,  has been sent to Victoria: " Resolved that this meeting of the  Kelowna Equal Franchise League  requests information from the  Hon. H. C. Brewster, premier of  British Columbia, as to what fur  ther action has been taken relating  to the improvement of the ' Dower  Act' referred, to in his letter of  March 19 last to this League. That  we would very strongly urge immediate attention and action, ao  that the gross injustice to women  so far permitted may end at the  earliest possible moment."  Mr. R. H. Helmer writes from  the experimental station at Summerland (a list of sixty names of  those wishing 3 lb. samples of seed  potatoes having been sent to him),  as follows: " It is pleasing for us  to know that the Kelowna people  are taking an interest in us, and it  will certainly help us to keep in  touch with the farmers whom it is  our desire to help as much as possible. As to names, we can take  aome more till the end of February, if the applicant will allow  us to substitute in case one variety  runs out." This offer is open to  any man, woman, boy or girl who  is interested in raising a good strain  of potatoes, and if they will give  in their names at the Institute office  this sample will be supplied, to  them free.  THE De-LAVAL  Separator Sure Gets the Business  Don't let anyone fool you on  the cream separator situation  DeLaval has been the leader for nearly forty years,  and the gap between the DeLaval and the next one  behind (a long way behind) is certainly growing  wider with the years '  W. R. GLENN & SON  Pendozi Street AGENTS .    Phone 15��  SEED CORN  Owing to failure of crops in Ontario this year Seed Cora i very scarce and  local farmers  are  advised to book their orders with us without delay as we  can dispose of. our entire output in other districts, but would prefer te  supply local demands first,  Selected North West Dent, price 15c per lb*  BANKHEAD ORCHARD CO., Ltd.  Spring is Coming  So on Friday and Saturday  next Men's Shoes will be on'  sale to make room for new  'spring goods. See window.  All shoes priced so low that  the catalogue houses' can't  sell cheaper  DARK, the Shoeman  Latest machinery for QUICK  Repairing  Opposite Royal Eank Kelowna  0.K LUMBER CO., Ltd.  Are now completely equipped to supply  all  , your lumber needs.  We have a large stock of local and  coast  ROUGH AND FINISHING LUMBER  of high-grade quality and in splendid condition.  A complete Jine of  DOORS AND  WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES  GREASE AND OILS  PREST-O-UTE bcaeese  ���e CHAS. E. SMITH ��"<*  QUICK AND SATISFACTORY  FREE AIR SERVICE ����� ���*���  Phones i Office 232;  House 236 .  WM. HAUG  Masons Supplies  HARD AND SOFT COAL  Phorie No. 66  Come and select from our  new lines of  Curios, Silks and  Fancy Chinas, &c.  The Japanese Store  Kelowna Phone 112  AUCTIONEER  and  .General Commission  Merchant  (Successor to J. C. Stockwell) '  Second - Hand Goods  Bought or Sold on  Commission  Flour and Feed Always  in- Stock  Next to the CP.R. Wharf.  ,    . Kalowna  TUB urn  FAQS Rim  KWUSwVA   tBCOBJB  Thursday, FeS> 14th,'l9l8  1 wanted!) VINOL CRftlB  CANARIES FOR SALE. Apply Mra. R.  W. Butler, Strethcona Avenue, off Pen.  W��2i Street, er phone 5803. 52tF  IN VIEW of the large acreage which will  be planted to Tomatoes thie year, farmers would do well to order their seedlings or pl.nta ����rly. Orders may be  left st the offices of Okanagan Loan ot  Investment Trust Co., orst Mr. Stirling's  Greenhouse, Pendozi Street.  FOR SALE, 20-acre fruit and vegeteble  farm, in Rutland district. Price reason,  eblo. For particulars apply to owner,  W. C. Sehell. Rutlend, B.C. I I-I4p  FOR SALE,  baled   Hay,  Timothy   end  Alfalfa. Apply Kelowna Feed Co., S. T.  Elliott. Rutland, Manager.   Phone 3108.  i lltf  FOR SALE, work teem, about 1,200 lba..  end young Holstein Cow. Very cheap  lor cash.   Apply Stock., 338, Kelowna.  COPIES OF RECORD WANTED  We will pay 3c each for clean copies  of ths Record of date January 3rd,  1918.   Apply Record Office.  To Fruit Growers  If you intend buying a new Sprav  outfit let me give vou particulars  ef a good, medium-priced power  machine.  J. SEWELL       ."'     -   Box 311  STRENGTH  Positive���Convincing  Proof  It is all very wall ta mak* claims,  but can they be proven? Ws publish  the formula oi Vinol te prove th*  statements w* make about It  phespha.ee, Cascade.  Any doctor will tall you that tht  ingredients of Vinol as published  above, combine the very elements  needed to maks strength.  All weak, run-down, overworked  nervous men and women may prove  this st our expense,  There is nothing like Vtaol to restore strength and vitality to feeble  old people, delicate children and all  persons who need mora strength.  Try it If you ar* not entirely satisfied, ws will return your mousy  without question; that proves out  fairness and your protactiso.  Sold by  P. B. WILLITS fit CO.,   Kelowna  Buff Orpington and  White Wyandotte  Cockerels  These birds ere'bred and carefully selected for  egg type  and utility and are big  strong   vigorous birds.  Prices $5, $3 and $2 each, according to their egg type  A. W. COOKE  Kelowna Field.  Box 663, Kelowna.  Sltf  Udlsa W1��Um to Orate  SPIRELLA COBSETS  Mra. J. H. DAVIES  Boots Ho. 1, Oak Hall   Uock  b*-  wsen tbs hour* of 5.30 and 2.30 n.m.  a Saturday ol sash weak, or st Snv  thar tina by anpotetmsat.  FOR SALE  20 Acres of Bottom Land  at Woods Lake, suitable for growing onions, &c.  CHEAP  FOR CASH  Apply Box K, Record Office  13  Pruning the Apple Tree  of fungus distant, and it detrimental to  the fruit. Treat carrying an excessive  amount of foliage art always tardy bearert  and seldom produce strong fruit spurs or  wall colored fruit in tha centre of tha tree.  Tha traa should be open enough to allow  the light to penetrata through from any  angle. This keeps tha interior dry, dis-  courages tha growth of fungut diseases,  aids the formation of fruit spurt in thi  centre of the tree, prevents tha formation  of long naked branches, and materially  aidt the ripening of tha fruit and fruit  budd.  BEARING HABITS  To a certain extent the bearing can be  regulated by tha pruning. Heavy winter  pruning upsets the balance of the tree and  inducea a rank wood growth the following  seaion, summer pruning when dona atthe  correct time tenda to check growth and encourage fruitfulncat. In an irrigated taction the tama results can ba obtained by  reducing tha moisture supply, towing cover  cropt and giving laat cultivation. Thia  method often works out better than sum  mer pruning at thara is leat danger of  damaging tha orchard. Summer pruning  f dona too early will cause a lata second  growth which will not mature before the  hard frosts of tha winter, and if done too  lata will have tha tame effect aa winter  pruning. The correct time to summer  prune is just before terminal growth ceases,  On weak, slow growingtreetaaevere winter  pruning stimulates growth and aids tha  tree to set and mature itt fruit and fruit  buds. On strong growers a heavy pruning  would force the tree into a heavy rank  growth at the expense of fruit spur formation. Bearing treea are sometimes thrown  out of bearing by too heavy pruning during the dormant season. When it becomes  necessary to cut back a bearing orchard  because the trees are getting out of bounds,  or for some similar reason, always leave  the cutting until the winter before a large  The Piano Tuner who  Keeps Faith With  The People  Mr. Alvin E. Parkins, Expert Piano  Tuner and Regulator,  Intends being in Kelowna in February or  Mareh, and comes atrongly endorsed by  Hatntxman At Co., Morris & Kara Co.,  Gourlay Piano Co., Newcombe Piano Co..  Fletcher Bros., Gerhard Heintzman Houae*  Vancouver, Prof. J. D. A. Tripp, Vancouver, Mason Ac Risen Co.  Sample el Piano Maaufaeturere' Letters  Mr. Alvin C. Perkins, Toronto, Ont.  Dear Sir,���We hereby authorize you to  tune any piano of oura in any part of thn  Dominion, and we have great pleaaura in  recommending you to all our patrona aa  being a first-class tuner and a man of  splendid reputation. We find a great deal  of harm being done by inexperienced tun-  era undertaking to tune pianos, who ahould  never ba allowed to do ao, aa the instruments invariably suffer in their hands, and  the public sometimes blame the instruments instead of putting the fault on the  man without experience whom they often  employ. We, therefore, have great plea-  aufe in asking you to impreta upon all  parties having pianos of our make to re  quest you to do the necessary tuning.  Yours truly,  DOMINION ORGAN ot PIANO CO..  Bown.ar.vill*. Mar. 22nd, 1896. 9tr  By an order of the Canadian  Railway War Board issued last  Thursday, no freight, except food  for the allies Waa to be loaded on  any Canadian Railway from Saturday to Monday laat inclusive. Pas-  aenger train service Will be still  farther reduced by 423,000 passenger train miles in the period be  tween now and the end of April,  .subject to confirmation from Ottawa. This means a saving of 22��-  000 tons of coal in addition to the  600.000 tons already saved in the  fame way,  crop; the crop will then tend to hold excessive wood growth in check. Heavy  pruning bef re a tight crop would bedan-  gerous and liable to throw tbe treea out of  bearing for two oi three yeara.  SIZE OF THE FRUIT  Trees to per form the maximum amount  of work must be capable of bearing large  eropt of normal size fruit. To do thit will  depend on a large extent on the pruning  and thinning of the tree, and each tree  will present a problem in ittelf. The tree  must be capable of maturing itt crop to  normal tize, making normal growth for  tha variety, and maturing its growth and  fruit budt for the next teason't crop. A  tree with a large number of fruit spurt  thould receive heavier pruning than ont)  not carrying to many buds. Thia will remove tome of the spurs, save thinning in  the summer, throw vigor into the tree,  and to a great extent eliminate danger of  undersized fruit. Where trees are making  a heavy wood growth and producing apples above normal tize, prune them  enough to keep the tree in a desirable  thape and allow the light to enter, and do  lets irrigating and cultivating. If it la  necessary tow the orchard down.  PRUNING THE YOUNG TREE  The first pruning of the yeung traa  commences at the time of planting. The  young tree aa it comes from the nursery  is either a straight whip or a tree with  branches coming out all the way up the  ���tern. In the case of the whip all that it  necessary it to cut back to twenty inches  or two feet above the ground. With the  branched tree, if the branches are coming  out in desirable places they may be uaed  for the permanent framework of the tree.  Select three or four of them that are well  distributed up , nd down and around the  stem and cut the remainder off. Cut these  back to from tix inches to a foot depend*  ing on tha strength of the branch.  Tha pruning at tha time of setting  should never be omitted. When the treea  are removed from the nursery a great deal  of the root system is destroyed and tha  top mutt be cut back in proportion or  drying out and the failure of the treea to  start may be the result.  The first year after setting the pruning  consists of selecting the main branches on  which to build the permanent framework  of the tree. Select from three to five  branchea well distributed around and up  and down the stem and a leader. Select  them ao that no two will be coming ont  from the stem at the aame height and cut  off all branchea forming a sharp angle with  tha stem. If a desirable head cannot be  obtained the firat year it will well repay  the grower to cut off all the branchea  forming undesirable crotchet, head the  tree baek and form the head the following-  season. If a tree ia examined it will be  found that the uppermost branchea on a  young shoot alwaya leave the main item  at a tharper angle than those lower down.  It is the lower branches leaving the tree  at a wide angle that should be used for  the foundation of the top.  The next year the pruning will consist  of thinning the top, leaving two or three  laterals on the branches selected the pre'  vioua year and cutting off one-third or one*  half the new growth. In selecting thete  lateral branchea the same precautions  thould ba uaed at in selecting, thoae ofthe  previous year.  The third and fourth year pruning will  be similar to the second. Remove all  branchea that are superfluous, cross branch*  es, diseased branchea, and thoae forming  bad crotches. Head in the new growth  about one-third.  The fifth year and following yeara the  pruning will consist of thinning out superfluous wood and cross branchea to keep  the tree symmetrical  In pruning bearing trees the variety*  kind of toil, method of cultivation, and  amount of water need will have to be considered. Pruning ia a very important factor in the production of first class fruit,  but mutt be consistent and in harmony  with the other orchard practices if the  belt results are to be obtained. Each tree  must be studied and pruned according to  what it ia doing. Excessive winter pruning  thorough cultivation end irrigating generally result in a rank wood growth and oversized poor quality fruit. On tne other  hand, on poor toil, where the cultivation  it not well done and tha pruning is light  the reault it generally a large.crop of undersized fruit. Under normal conditions  the pruning of bearing apple treea thould  consist of thinning out cross limbs and  superfluous wood to that plenty of light  and air can get through the tree to colour  and ripen the fruit. If the trees are making a poor growth and not maturing the  fruit to normal tize a severe winter pruning will sometimes remedy the difficulty.  The KELOWNA THEATRE  Saturday (Feb. 13th)���"The End of the Trail," with William  Farnum ;  "His Love Fight," a Fox comedy.  Tuesday���"The Almighty   Dollar," with  Frances Nelson and  E. K. Lincoln.  Thursday-Double Attraction-"The   Ne'er-Do-Well  and  "Gloria's Romance."   Children 25c; Adults 55c.  Two Shows, 7.30 ft 9.  Admission, 25c & 10c  Kelowna Theatre  THURS., FEBRUARY  21st  ONE SHOW  ONLY,  COMMENCING AT 8 P.M.  The Ne'er-Do-Well  The Story of a Woman's Soul!  Rex Beach's marvellous story of love, romance and adventure in Panama.   Featuring  Kathlyn Williams & Wheeler Oakman  Children 25c;  Adults 55c  Including Tax  "Gloria's Romance11 will also bt shown  THE WAR  CANOE  By F. M. B.  A blearied tun, in a smoky tky,  The lake with a little chop;  A pavilion hung with bunting gay.  And a grandstand packed to the top.  A band had played, the people cheered  And applauded with much ado,  When the  starter  announced through a  megaphone tr  'The race for the War Canoe."  This clastic race���the day'a event���  Waa for silver cup and ahield,  And the Okanagan championship,  Ih a fair and open field.  So Peachland brought the beat the had,  And a valiant ahowing made ;-  Fifteen men wore the green and white.  To compete with the Fire Brigade.  For year by year these crewa had met.  To paddle in any weather;  With mutclea of silk and ateel combined.  And facet tanned like leather.  The visitors took the water firat.  Gliding awiftly out on the bay.  Mid cheering voice snd clapping hands,  That made the regatta gay.  Tha Kelowna launched the long brown  hull.  They had varnished and smoothed with  oil;  The paddles, too, were treated anew,  Till they'd make the water boil."  They   trimmed  her true, that splendid  crew.  Each knee-pad waa placed jutt to���  With Newby as stroke it wat no joke.  When Jenkint, the captain, said "Co."  AH set, up paddles, dip and away.  With a awing and easy reach;  Steering a courae for the starting flag,  At a buoy off Manhattan beach;  And at the point awing swift around  In a curve with eaae and grace;  And though itt a  mile, you 'watch and  smile.  As you see them jockey for place.  Now up, now back, now on the line  (There goes the puff of the gun) ;  A silence falls on the watching crowd���  They are off on the straight mile run.  On, on, they come, those thirty men  (On, Fire Brigade, look alive I),  The strangers are hitting ��� sixty clip,  While Kelowna doea fifty-five.  Dip, dip, dip,���what a stroke,  Spray flies from the bow like rain;  The captains yell, their muecles swell.  You wonder who'll break in the strain.  The paddles gleam, the women scream,���  Peachland-���Kelowna���come on���  Ohl do your bett in the awful test  Of wind and muscle and brawn.  And near the line, in record time,  Swing arms and shoulders and back;-;  They nosed them out bv half a length-  Three cheers for the yellow and black,  A blearied sun in a smoky sky,  The lake with a little swell.  A pavilion wild with excitement.  And the grandstand's raving yell.  MACARONI,  VERMICELLI,  SPAGHETTI  All of these are good food and can be uaed in so many  different ways  Try Spaghetti with Cheese,  Use Macaroni with Tomato,  Put Vermicelli in Soups  See how many ways you can serve them and let us have  your recipes and we will pass them on to other folks.  The McKenzie Co., Limited  The Chilliwack Telephone Co.lost ��I9,-  900 in damageto its system by ths recant  ice storm. .  SYNOPSIS Of OOAL MINING  MGUIATIONB  _ Xerio  SXSTil % IfWuTe^^CsSeSb..'  VSK^a^JS  tnnitsaai  ApaUsastoa he she .vest aaast ht saaaa b*  Use. lor art sttuasiaL ~  St^sM kJ%Usl W stotod'ValA. taw  ba  hrjrmrtW*^s%srtCsaeirea��J  seined  CORN  IS THE CHEaAPEST FEED  ITS FEEDING VALUE IS HIGH  We have a limited supply to offer at $3.45 per  hundred pounds, less 5 per cent for cash.  Prices Reduced on Bran & Shorts  Kelowna Growers' Exchange  PHONES 29 AND  37  >>/%'^>^Va<a.^Na''S^.*^^st*'t>r^.^��<^^aM^Sa^A/%a<a'i..'.'ia.^.a>.^,.^  We have what you want in both Common and Finished  LUMBER  DOORS WINDOWS SHINGLES  Prices right.      Delivery Prompt.        Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Kelowna Saw-Mill Co., Ltd.  D. LLOYD-JONES,. Msnsging-Diractor.  <i  Printed Butter  Wrappers  ���According to the new  Dominion Government  regulations all farmers  who sell butter either  to the stores or privately, are required to have  it properly covered in  a wrapper on which  MUST appear in prominent letters the words  "DAIRY BUTTER."  Ths fact it also emphasized that all butter  in such packages must  be ofthe full net weight  of sixteen ounces, and  in default of same a  fine of from $10 to $30  for each offence is imposed. Whey butter  must be to labelled  even when mixed with  dairy butter, and dairy  butter retains its label  though it be mixed  with the creamery product.  You can be supplied  with neatly - printed  wrappers for your  butter at the Kelowna  Record Office, for the  following prices:  io(HsaarB$i.50  200  500  1000  V  2.00  3.15  4.50  These prices include Both the  Paper, which is the best obtainable  for the purpose, and the Printing  of same.    Please note this.  Owing to the extraordinary rise in tho price of butter  parchment (which haa gone, up over 100 per cent) we  have been reluctantly obliged to raise our prices slightly.  Nearly all thia paper waa previously manufactured in Belgium, and needless to say this supply haa been entirely  out 08. Unfortunately there is no guarantee against further increases, indeed, they are more than likely.  Kelowna Record  WW


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