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 Mu&tb  **����> *'"**>* u&m\  'ictoria. Up  VOL X.   NO. 4.  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1917.-6 PAGES  City's Finances Show  Much Improvement  Fuel Difficulty is Again BeLre  Light Committee  The council met last Monday  evening with Aid. Duggan, Harvev  Knowles, Lloyd-Jones hnd Rattenbury present, Mayor Sutherland  presiding.  After dealing with several items  of correspondence on linancial  and other matters, the question of  a supply of wood for the power  house was taken up. It was found  that only one tender had been  given for cordwood and that from  R. A. Murphv tor the supply of  250 cords at $5 per cord, and this  was accepted. The committee  was also authorized to /purchase  seventy or eighty cords of wood at  the same price from the Kelowna  Land & Orchard Co., and other  lots which might orfer. Aid. Duggan also reported that it would be  necessary to obtain a supply of  coal for the power house and it  was decided to take the necessary  steps to do so,  AId; Rattenbury submitted a  summary and comparative statement of the 1916 and 1917 taxes  levied and collected and also of  the results of the 1915 and 1917  tax sales. This statement showed  the amount of taxes levied in 1916  to be $54,148.13 of which 37.35  per cent, had been collected during  lhat year. Tha amount of the 1917  levy wns $59,710.82,of which 55.6  per cent, had been paid. The  amount of cash received by the  collector in 1916 was $56,414.64,  and in 1917 $62,143.27.  As a result of the tax sale in  1915 the city now owned 137 parcels of land at a cost to date of  $5,874.99, not including C.N.R.  property. Arrears of taxes at the  present time amount to  a total of  $60.67183.  Aid. Rattenbury also stated that  all the loans advancedjby the Bank  of Montreal had been repaid in  full, and he expected that it would  be possible to place $4,000 to the  credit of the sinking fund.  A letter was read from the Prisoners of War Fund applying for  light for certain meetings to be  held in their building upon the  same conditions as light is supplied  for their own meetings, pointing out that  th* Fund ia renting their premises for these  socials and that their revenue would be  greatly increased by the concession. The  request was granted.  Maura. Varney and Freeman of the  Power Houae staff applied for an increase  in aalary or an adjustment of honrs. The  Thia waaaeferred to the incoming council.  The cnief constable's report for the  month of November ahowed a total of 12  easaa before tha magistrate and $120 collected in fines etc.  The monthly teats of milk samples were  as follows!���  Robert Ritchie - -   4.6  JoheBureh - -   4.6  Norman Day - "   4.2  D.CMiddleton - -   4.0  A suggestion was made by Mayor  Sutherland that all good coal alhee'in the  city should be collected for the purpose of  making sidewalks. He pointed out that in  ths near future a number of the present  board walks would have to be removed  and he thought the best way to replace  them would be by rock and cinder paths.  The rest of the council approved of th*  plsnand the ioard of Works was instructed to make arrangements for collecting the  .American Destroyer  Torpedoed  The American destroyer Jacob  Jones was torpedoed and sunk in  the war zone on Thursday with the  loss of a large part ot her crew.  Thirty-seven survivors were taken  off one life raft.  Several people have been complaining during the past few days  to the police of the dangerous  practice which haa been popular  with the children during the past  week, of jumping on to passing  sleighs. Several times serious accidents have been narrowly averted. The chief danger is in the  dropping off, as often an automobile or another team will be following close behind.  . Ecuador haa severed diplomatic  relations with Germany, according  to an official announcement made  by the government.,  Sunday School Workers  Convention  Successful Gathering Held at  Rutland  Last Thursday at the Rutland  schoolhouse a conference of Sunday-school workers from Rutland  and neighbouring districts, together  with about 60 delegates from Kelowna was held in the afternoon  and evening.  The conference opened at 3.30,  with Mr. j). A. Bigger in the chair,  when the Rev. Mr. Griffiths lead  the devotional exercises.  "The Place of the Bible in the  Sunday-school," a||paper showing  much thought and preparation,  was given by Mr. A. Johnston, of  Rutland.  "Decision Day," was the topic  assigned to Rev. W. A. Bennett  whs discussed this subject in all its  phases, having put Decision Day  into practise and known the results  that could L e obtained. He gave  a splendid address, which was followed by a half-hour given over  to questions and problems which  Sunday-school workers are constantly encountering.  At this juncture supper was served to the delegates in the Methodist church by the Rutland ladies.  After supper the session was opened by  the Rev. E. D. Braden leading in devotional exercises. "Boys" was the subject of  Mr. G. S. McKenzie's address. Mr. Mc  Kenzie says : "There are no bad boys."  "Girls' Bible Classes," a paper by Mrs.  Faulkner, who has been very successful in  this particular work, waB the next subject  dealt with, followed by "Adult Bible  Classes," an address of wide acope and  big vision by the Rev. Mr. Campbell, of  Rutland. Mr. J. Ball in the closing address  gave encouragement to the workers and  urged earnestness of thought and purpose.  The Officers elected for the next Sunday  School Conference to be held in Kelowna  next spring, were: President, J. A. Biggar;  Vice President, E. Fleming; Secretary,Geo.  S. McKenzie. These three officers together  with the superintendents and pastors to  form the executive committee.  A hearty vote of thanks waa tendered  "The Rutland School Board for the use of  the building" to the ladies of Rutland for  the hospitality provided, and to thoae who  so generously put their cars at the disposal  of the Kelowna delegates.  The following resolution waa unanimously adopted:���  "That this Conference of Sunday School  Workers of Kelowna and surrounding  districts go on record as being strenuously  opposed to all kinds of Sunday la,bor and  that ita members do all in their power to  have Sunday labor and Sabbath desecration discontinued in this district.  Presentation to Victory  Loan Workers �����  A final meeting of the committees  who had charge of the local Victory.  Bond campaign was held Monday  afternoon last, largely for the purpose of making presentations to the  secretary Mr. L. V. Rogers, and to  Mr. T. S. Ruffell, who had charge  of the publicity work in connection  with the campaign; It was felt that  in view of the excellent success  which had attended the Kelowna  effort some mark of appreciation  of the work done should be made.  The gift' to Mr. Rogers took the  form of e handsome walnut smoker's cabinet suitably engraved,  while Mr. Ruffell received a clock  ���obviously in reference to the  "victory clock" which attracted so  much attention in showing the progress of the subscriptions. The  very gratifying figure which these  subscriptions had reached was the  most eloquent testimony to the  energetic manner in which the advertising and .canvassing had been  done.  Votes of thanks were also passed  to Mayor Sutherland as head of  the campaign, and to Mr. W. G.  Benson as chairman of the canvassers. Special mention was also  mad of Mr. Iwashita, who had taken care of the canvass amongst the  local Japs, and of Mr. Lee Bon,  who had obtained subscriptions  from the Chinese.  Messrs. P. P. Willits and Co.  were thanked for the generous free  use of their room for an office and  for the lighr proviced. also those  who had lenr the furniture and the  typewriter.  Mention was also made ot the  assistance given in advertising the  campaign by the local clergy, the  Boy Scouts and Cubs, Mrs. Raymer for permission to speak at the  picture shows, and to Mr. E. C.  'Weddell, who had assisted in various ways.  Decide Upon Reduction of Boat Service^ m PrBtest  Against Taxation  Superintendent Peters States War Conditions Force Company  to Economize in Fuel Consumption  That the reduction of the boat  and train service in the Okanagan  for the winter months was inevitable as a necessary [measure of  economy induced by war conditions was the announcement of F.  W. Peters, general supt. of the  C.P.R., who was in Kelowna for a  few1 hours Monday. The new  schedule will make provision for  a tri-weekly boat service on the  lake, that is, the Sicamous will  come down from the Landing one  day and up from Penticton the  next day.  In order to off-set to some extent the many inconveniences caused by this change arrangements  have been made for the northbound boat to await the arrival at  Penticton of the K.V.R. train from  the coast, thus affording a direct  through connection to Kelowna  and other lake points without the  present wait of twenty-four hours.  Although not yet definitely fixed  it is possible the boat will be travelling up the ^lake Mondays,  Wednesdays and Fridays, and  down on Tuesdays, Thursdays and  Saturdays, the boat laying over at  Penticton for the week-end. The  making connection with the train  at Penticton will necessitate a later  start northward so that instead of  leaving Penticton at 5.30 as at present it will possibly have to wait  until 8.30, arriving in Kelowna between 11 and 12 o'clock. On the  S. & O. line between the Landing  and Sicamous an alternate day service is also to be run, except that  on the other days a mixed freight  and passenger train will make the  trip. It was stated that the new  schedule would take effect about  January 5th.  aity for saving coal and also by  the shortage of labor which made  it impossible to man their boats  and trains. Two of their oil tankers had already been commandeered by the government and they  were likely to take moie. Thia  would compel them to burn coal  where oil was being used now, and  coal was difficult to get already.  The worst feature, however, was  the shortage of labor, said Mr.  Peters, and this was the greatest  menace to the country to-day. If  measures were not taken to afford  relief from this condition the whole  industrial scheme was in danger of  collapse. He believed the only  solution was Oriental labor brought  in under an indenture which would  enable them to be sent back again  when their usefulness was ended.  He mentioned the fact that thousands of Chinese coolies were  being shipped overseas and these  men he believed were saving  France to-day They washed dishes and clothes, cooked, laid tracks,  did all the choring work, in fact,  everything except fighting. What  we wanted in Canada was some  similar arrangement. <  Mr. B. McDonald said that one  oi the strongest arguments against  the importation of Oriental labor  was that our own men were being  sent overseas to fight for $1.10 a  day while these Chinamen were  bein brought in and paid $3 or $4  a day.  Answering a suggestion that a  smaller boat be sent down on the  alternate days so as to provide a  regular daily mail service and for  the convenience of commercial  travellers and others, Mr. Peters  said they   had  no   boat available.  Addressing a gathering of mem- The "Aberdeen," "York" and "Ka-  bers at the Board of Trade hastily  gathered together soon after noon  Monday, under the chairmanship  of President H. F. Rees, Mr. Pe-  teia said the step had been forced  upon the company  by  the neces-  leden" had all been condemned  arid were to be scrapped. It had  been the intention to build another  barge this winter but he doubted  if material could be got to do it.  Continued  on  Dane six.  Terrible Explosion Wrecks Halifax City  Most Appalling Disaster in History of American Continent   -  Relierf and lMelp Pours in from All Parts of World  One of the greatest disasters  which ever happened on the American continent last Thursday turned the prosperous city of Halifax,  N.S., into a horrible inferno of  disaster and mourning. The explosion of a munition ship laden  with thousands of tons of the most  powerful explosive made destroyed a large portion of the city, and  fires which broke out following  the explosion completed the terrible holocaust. Between two and  three thousand people were killed  outright and four or five thousand  others more or less seriously injured by the flying glass and falling  masonry.  The devastated area covers over  two and a half square miles of the  business and manufacturing part  of the city, and not a building in  the whole of Halifax escaped  damage of aome sort, scarcely a  pane of glass being left whole for  miles around.  Over 20,000 people have been  rendered destitute, and the moat  heart-rending stories continue to  come to light of the appalling  deaths of men, women and children, and the horrible suffering of  the injured, many of whom were  left lying in the streets for hours  before help could reach them.  The accident happened so suddenly and without any warning  that people were dazed with horror, and terrified by rumours of  the possibility of further explosions.  Finally order was restored and  systematic search of the ruins was  commenced. Help poured in from  neighbouring cities, with doctora  and nurses and military. Buildings  which remained habitable were  transformed into hospitals for the  injured and shelters for the bodies  of the killed and these were soon  filled to overflowing. Some of the  buildings prepared to receive bodies were made into hospitals instead, while the bodies were stret  ched out in parks and vacant  spaces. (Drug stores freely offered  their supplies for the wounded.  The rescuers who were early on  the scene say that the sights in the  public schools and other places at  the north end of the city were  pitiable. They found the bodies  of dozens of little children and  scores of others with broken limbs  and covered with blood.  The force of the explosion was  felt 75 miles from Halifax, glass  being broken in the Learmont Hotel at Truro. AH the telegraph  wires were crossed and the operators jumped from their keys and  raced for the open. All the telephones also were put out of order. For a time Halifax was completely isolated from the outside  world.  Freezing cold and a heavy snowstorm added to the sufferings of  wounded and shelterless the following day and made the search  for wounded and dead more difficult. Crowds of men and women  passed through the streets searching for relatives and friends, whilst  lost children roamed around in  search of their dead parents  EXPLOSION DUE TO COLLISION  The explosion occurred about 9  o'clock. A French munition steamer  was backing out from the wharf,  preparatory to sailing, and collided  with another vessel. The force of  the collision started a fire, which  defied all attempts to extinguish it.  Efforts were then made to sink the  steamer, by opening the seacocks,  before the fire could reach the hold  where the explosive was stored.  This also failed and twenty-five  minutes after the collision the ship  blew up. It is said that there has  been an explosion of such force  before, not even in 'the war zone.  An expert has reckoned that had  the explosive been on a solid foundation instead of on the water, not  Local Convention to Prepare  Resolutions  The United Farmers of British  Columbia have commenced a vigorous campaign of opposition to  the government's taxation measures  particularly aa they affect the agricultural interests of the province,  and in common with many other  locals throughout B.C. the Benvoulin local and its energetic secretary  Mr. A. W. Cooke, ia making arrangements for a Kelowna district  convention of farmers for the purpose of discussing this question  and of adding the weight of its protest in an endeavor to secure a  more equitable distribution of the  taxation burden. The convention  is to meet in the Board of Trade  room on Wednesday afternoon  next. As this is a matter closely  affecting every farmer, the attendance of every one possible is looked for.  One of the chief grounds of  complaint as stated in literature  which has been distributed from  the central office of the United  Farmers of B.C., lies in the present  method of assessing all improvements and taxing them up to the  full rate. I is contended that barns,  sheds, stables, and other outbuildings are as necessary to the carrying on of a farmer's business as  wagons, livestock, implements, &c.  and should be considered as instruments of production in the  same degree. To tax them, there-  f6re, was equivalent to taxing the  farmer's tools of trade, a practice entirely  wrong in principle. A tax on such things  was a tax on production, and ahould be  barred.  The new Surtax Act is also the cause of  much discontent, it being maintained that  while farmers have had their taxes* raised  100 per cent, some other callings have had  only 25 per cent, added.  . The central board also asks for an immediate relief from the present scale of  assessments. These maintain fictitious  values, and in addition include the value  of all productive improvements.  a living thing would have been left  Halifax.  Between 3000 and 4000 dwellings were destroyed by ,the explosion or lhe fire. The number of  those affected is estimated at 25,-  000. It is feared the destitute will  number upward of 20,000 and that  their actual losses and the estimated  cost of their temporary maintenance will reach between $25,000,-  000 and $30,000,000.  From all quarters of the Dominion and from many centres in the  United States, offers of money for  relief are pouring into the Halifax  relief committee. Scores of trains  bearing blankets, food, clothing  nd other necessities are enroute,  and special trains bearing surgeons,  doctors and nurses are speeding to  the stricken city.  On Sunday an order was issued  suspending the Sabbath holiday  and all stores remaining safe foi  occupancy were kept open. Labor  of searching the ruins and providing accomodation for the destitute  was continued without ceasing.  HALIFAX CHIEF NA VAL STATION  For many yeara Halifax has been  the chief British military and naval  station on the American continent.  Its harbour, one of the most spacious in the world, is large enough  to float the entire British navy and  and is strongly fortified. In addition to the fortifications there is a  government dockyard containing  an immense drydock.  The city's population, according  to the 1911 census, is about 47.000.  Halifax is the eastern terminus of  the Canadian Pacific Railway and  the Canadian government railways.  Steamship lines operate between  the port and points in Newfoundland, Great Britain, the United  States and the West Indies. Since  the outbreak of the war, Halifax  has assumed a more important  position than ever, as it is the  principal port from which men,  munitions and supplies are transported from Canada to the battlefields of Flanders and Northern  France.  Will Organize For  Food Conservation  Committee Plan to Hold Public  Meeting Soon  The subject of Fooci Observation, which is being "taken up enthusiastically all over Canada hid  the US. has, it is to be feared;  been somewhat neglected in kelowna, and in consequence the district is a little behind most others  in the matter of organizing for the  purpose of influencing the public  mind on this very vital question.  Action is now being taken which  will remedy this, and a careful  canvass of the district is being arranged for so as to enlist the help  of all housewives.  A meeting of the Food Conservation Committee in connection  with the Women's Institute waa  held Monday afternoon, in the  Board of Trade building. There  were present Miss Reekie, Mrs.  Rogers, Mrs. Knowles, and Messrs.  L. E. Taylor and G. A. Chick.  Letters were read from the various  delegates of the different districts  asked to co-operate in arranging  an active house-to-house canvass  in order to obtain signatures to the  pledge cards as outlined by the  Department of the Food Controller. These replies were in most  part very favorable and showed  an appreciable willingness to further the cause in every manner.  The committee decided to immediately iwrite for some 500 or  more pledge cards and have these  distributed in town and the surrounding districts.  It was reported that Mr. J. W.  Gibson, head of the Agricultural  Education Department had been appointed by the department to occupy a considerable portion of his time in assisting with  the organizing of the province in connection with the details of Food Conservation.  It was decided to extend an invitation to  Mr. Gibson to attend a meeting of the rea-  idents to be called later on with tne object  of interesting as many people as possible  in the vital question of Food Conservation.  The literature emanating from the officea  of the Food Controllers of both Canada  and the United States from time to time  brings to the attention of the general public in very clear and decided fashion how  earnest should their endeavor be to act in  hearty cooperation with the Food Controller's department in the conserving of foodstuffs if the Allies are to be enabled to  keep their armies in the field in France  and elsewhere supplied with the foods  they need so urgently. It ia impossible to  bring this important subject too strongly  before the attention of lhe people of Kel-  owna and district, and the committee urge  everyone to make a point of attending the  meeting to be called later on, which it ia  hoped Mr. Gibson will addreas.  Rutland News  (From oar ova enSTsanuralsaO.  The following is a summaiy of  the work of Rutland canvassers  for the Victory Loan, The number of subscribers totalled 60 with  $6,900 as the amount subscribed.  Of this Mr. Fleming collected $650,  Mr. Campbell $800, Mr. Hardie  $1100, Mr. Barber $550, Mr. Bond  $ 1550, and Mr. Gray $2250. The  above of course, does not take into  account the residents of Rutland  who subscribed through Kelowna  canvassers.  Mrs. W. Gay, who has been  visiting the Rev. and Mrs. Vance  at the Methodist Parsonage, Ver-  non, for six weeks, returned home  on Saturday.  Five ranchers went up the hill  on a hunting trip last Tuesday, returning Saturday with two deer.  Gordon Caspell has sold his  ranch to some Japanese who are  now residing on the place.  The Girls' Enterprise Club met  at Jennie Clever's home Tuesday,  when they decided to give $40 to  the Piisoners of War/Fund. They  will meet at Mrs. Plowman's next  Tuesday and continue their Red  Cross work as usual.  Knowles' annual watch guessing  is on Saturnay. No charge for  guessing.  Dr. and Mrs, Knox and the  children returned last Thursday  after their visit to friends in the  east. Dr. Paradise, who has been  taking care of Dr. Knox's practice  during his absence, is leaving for  his new duties in connection with  the American Medical forces at the  end of the week. PAGE TWO  KELOWNA   RECORD  Thursday, Dec. 13th, 1917 '*  Xmas Dinner  Pah  KELOWNH RECORD  Publmhed even- Thtir^dny at Keiowniv  Britilth Columbia  Pretty London Homes After Air Raid  AT THE   ���  lace Hotel  ember 25th, 1917  Dinner will he served from 12 a.i  until 2 p.m., .  8 o'clock p in.  ,d tn  Ticket $1; children under 12, 50c  JOHN  I RATHI I'V  'rlilOl   HP'I   ''rr.'n.tni  leasr  make \onr table reserve  A. A. BALLARD, Mngr,  WATER  NOTICE  USE AND STORAGE  TAKE  BaerV.v,  Ml,:  tak<  (eel.  fi  NOTICE    thai  w'rnsi    address  II apply I  ���  i I   use   line   hmi I"  d to atnre one Irtrnili  rd      A.  II c,  is   OkarlS  a   liciri*  *  (100)   ,  id   (100) i  AOVKRTIHINfl RATF.8  |.OtX,E   NOTICES,   I'UOFttSHIONAL  CAR'**  K'll.   . *> r*nu wr uiiliimn iri-'h  mr **��*�����.  '.,VM>   \\U TIMhKH N'ttlCKS���HU ilftvn,  I  A ATKK  ���EtiAl  Opt i(|    i.  intrKfuw h��  H\ KKTISim,   f  tnw   eni-h  mitm  'I.A'isil ill'    M��VKI!TISKMKMN  H.sl'1 .u  nn-l  nnd  ,m KHTIrtKMKVW -  Ml nhniivi  *   tn   th��*   '  t nf water out of Fraser Spring*, siu  ualed in tlie S E. quarter of tlie N.E.  quarter of Section 24  I .p. 28,   also known  as , which flows in a  northerly  direction and drains into Fraser Lake  ���bout quarter of a mile south of the S.E.  corner of Sec. 25, Tp. 28. The storage  ���Jam will Le located at Fraser Lake.  The capacity of the reservoir to be created is about one hundred (100) acre feet,  and it will flood about eight acres of  land. The water will be diverted from the  stream at its source, and will be used for  irrigation and private power purposes upon  the land described as that portion nf the  S.E. quarter section, 25 Tp. 28, owned by  applicant. This notice was posted on the  ground on the 12th day of November,  1917. A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the  "Water Act, 1914." will be Bled in the  office of the Water (Recorder at Vernon,  B.C. 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. The  date of the first publication of this notice  is Thursday, November  13th, 1917.  EDWARD A. BARNEBY, Applicant.  52.4  "    PROFESSIONAL AND    ��  ������       BUSINESS CARDS      M  BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  E. C. Weddell.    ���   John P. Burne.  KELOWNA   B.C.  i��jrmenl*  l.v   TSUI   tl����  UCHHCIUPTlON   ItATRs  11.80    par   vn��r;    7rV.,    tii    months.   Unit*'  RtatU SO oents additional.  AU subscriotions Datable In advance  Subscribers at ths regular rate can have  mtra papers mailed to friends nt a distant-*  at  HALF RATE. I.e..  71.  oents per war.  This special prlyilese Is uranted lor the  iiiittiur.fi ot advertising the ritv %nd district.  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA,  B.C  PIANOFORTE  MR.   KftROLD   TOD   BOYD  has resumed his teaching classes and will  receive   pupils  as   before in  his studio-  Trench Block,  P.O. box 374  Kelo  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR Ir BUHBER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given (or public Bui Id-  ings.Town and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  F. W. GROVES  M, Can. Soc. C. E.  Consulting Cloll and Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land Surocyor  Surveys snd Reports on Irrigation Work*  Application! for Water Licenses  KELOWNA. B.C.  CLIFFORD G. BUCK  INSURANCE BROKER  Life, Accident, Sickness, Fire, Automobile,  Burglary.  Fidelity Guarantee  Specializing in Insurance, therefore service  to the Assured  Phones 217 and 216  DRESSMAKING  (By the Day) is done by  Mis* ANNIE DUDDY  J. GALBRAITH  ; Plumber and Steam Fitter  [P.O. Bckol  a, bc:  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Estimates Furnished (or all daises  of work  Draft Will Be Called  to Colors January 3rd  Owing to the delay which Ims  been caused by the heavy work  piled upon lhe courts by the great  numbers claiming exemption under  the Military Service Act it has been  found impossible to place the first  draft on active service by December I Oth as originally announced  in the proclamation. The calling  up of the first of the men has,  therefore, been post poned to January 3rd.  It probably would be possible, it  is pointed out, to make a call  about December 24 or 25, but it is  felt that the members of the draft  should be accorded the opportunity of spending the Christmas season with their families and friends.  Notice will be sent in due course  by registered mail to the men  affected.  How many men actually will be  called to the colors on January 3rd  has not yet been determined. Between 20,000 and 25,000 have  been generally indicated, and it is  probable that this will be about  the number. How the first draft  will be selected from among the  men in the class has also not yet  been determined.  The new camp at Hastings Paik  Vancouver, which will receive a  large proportion of the British Columbia men is now ready with  Lieut -Col. Montizamberl in charge.  There is no need for men of  Class A who are eligible for dutv  under the Military Service Act to  wait tor the proclamation calling  them to the colors. Everything is  now in readiness for the new recruits and 1000 additional men  can be provided for comfortably.  In addition to clean quarters, canteens and recreation rooms have  been provided and everything has  been done to make the camp one  of the best to be found ^anywhere.  Full equipment will be served  out to the new soldiers as soon as  they report and training will commence at once.  Kelowna    Trrrrr)  Troop First;   Self Lrist  Begin Importation of  Margarine  The food controller announces  that oleomargarine should be on  sale to consumers in all parts of  Canada by Tuesday of this week.  Licenses have been issued from  the office of the veterinary director-general to 300 applicants for  permission to import oleomargarine and these became operative on  Monday.  Edited by Pioneer. Dec. II, 1917  Orders by command for week  ending Dec. 22nd, 1917.  DUTIES-Orderly patrol for week  Otters;   next for duty, Beavers.  PARADES ��� The combined  troop will parade at the club room  on Friday, the 21st of December,  at 7.45 p.m., in full uniform, for  the semi-annual presentation of  badges and the annual bun feed.  Every family represented in the  scouts is asked to provide a cake,  buns or sandwiches, the former  unless specifically asked to provide  either of the latter two. These are  war times and therefore we only  expect the "bun" accordingly. We  hope that every family represented  in the senilis or cubs will also be  represented at this parade as well  as all our friends. The Wolf Cubs  are invited to attend and we shall  be ready to receive our guests at  8 o'clock. We hope to arrange to  have a chat from a returned soldier  who will also present the badges.  Second Lloyd Day, ofthe Eagles,  recently passed the tests for his  Farmer's Badge before Mr. W. A.  Cameron. We all ought to have  this badge to be true to the reputation our valley has in the outside  world.  Snnw-balling is one of winter's  njoyable sports, but like all other  enjoyments It can be abused and  become a nuisance, and we sincerely trust that no members of  either our Troop or our Pack are  proving themselves a nuisance in  this respect. A boy who stands at  a street corner and waits until  some man or other boy passes, and  then while he has his back turned,  pelts him with a snowball on the  back of the head, is neither brave  clever or funny, nor is he a sport;  he is an "impertinent young pup."  Two young lads were  instantly killed in thetatediotm ahown on the right.  One1 bomb wrought all the havoc.  Believes Russia Will  Right Herself  The situation in Russia is unique  in history, according to the Petrograd correspondent of the Morning Post, but it is not advisable to  attempt to raise the cuitain upon  the " mysteries of the Iragio-comic  drama," The correspondent insists that Russia will right herself  if generously aljowed the necessary  latitude by the puzzled Allies, and  next spring will put new armies in  the field to fight the invader with  the success that marked the Russian efforts earlier in the war.  " In the meantime," he adds,  " the situation is extremely curious.  Some force which is above and beyond all the contending parties is  putting the spokes into the wheels  of all of them."  The City Council of j Nelson has  adopted Proportional Representation.  Official messages declare that  a revolution has broken out in  Portugal.  The American declaration of war  against Austria-Hungary wa's passed by both houses of Congress  Friday with brief debate. The  House accepted the senate,s resolution. The vote was 363 to I, Representative London, the Socialist,  cast the onlv negative vote. Within  a few minutes after the Ho,use acted, speaker Clark and Vice-President Marshall signed the resolution  and sent it to th" White House for  the President's signature. The President signed the document at 5:03  and the state of war dates from that  time.  We had a very good basket-ball  practice last Friday, and an exciting game between two teams of  five each, which is the correct number for a team we might add, and  aeveial ofthe players distinguished  themselyes. We hereby hurl a  challenge to any local aggregation  of plajers of any size, age, colour  or description. In connection with  our own practices though we might  say that it is necessary for our players to practice shooting a whole  lot more. Get a few boys together  and they at once want to choose  up sides and have a game. A good  team can never be produced in  that manner. One of the best players on the Pacific coast had a basket put on the side of a wall at his  own home and used to practice  shooting ?very chance he got. The  result was that in a game it was  never safe to let him get hold of the  ball within any reasonable distance  of the basket, no matter what position he might be in when he got  the ball.  We commend to all who may be  interested in the Boy Scouts an article in the Scientific'American of  lhe 24th of November last, written  by an American engineer, Car.t.  Stuart C. Godfrey, U.S.A., entitled  " Tht Scout Movement and the  Engineer."  On New Year's Day the first  Northern Pacific train to leave Vancouver terminal will steam out of  the Union depot on Main street at  10:15 o'clock that morning.  American military men, many of  them just back from Europe, believe  Germany'8 main offensive this winter will be political. She will drive  hard for peace. ���  The Imperial Munitions Board at  Ottawa has received instructions to  equip a camp for five more aerial  squadrons and for a school of aerial gunnery. The location of the  camp has not yet been settled.  Rev. Walter Daniel has been appointed missionary evangelist for  British Columbia by theBaptist.de-  nomination and will commence his  duties at once. He will reside in  Vancouver and will travel throughout the province assisting the  churches in their work of, evangelization. /  Beware of Strangeri.  AUCTIONEER  I have had over 2i years' experience in the Auctioneering business,  particularly in the line of Cattle,  Farm Implements and Household*  Furniture; and this experience iu  at your disposal. It means better  results from 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  Room   I, Leckie  Block,  is  acting  as  agent  in  Kelowna, and will make all  arrangements for conducting of sales  Phone 217  District Wins Big Prizes  at Seed Fair  The district has reason to be  proud of the showing that was  made at the Provincial Seed Fair,  which waa held at Armstrong on  December 6th and 7th. Kelowna  wins were : ���  Fall Rye���2nd, Bankhead Orchard Co.  Potatoes (Boys' and Girls' competition)��� 1st, Christine Ferguson.  Flint Corn���2nd, C. E. Weeks;  3rd, Lewis Bros.  Dent Corn���1st, Bankhead Orchard Co. ; Alfalfa Seed, 2nd Casorso Bros.; Mangel Seed, 1st,  Bankhead Orchard Co.; Broad  Beans, 1st Bankhead Orchard Co.;  Dwarf Beans, 2nd and 3rd, Bank-  head Orchard Co. ; Onion Sets,  2nd and 3rd, Bankhead Orchard  Co,; Tomato Seed, 1st, 2nd and  3rd, Bankhead Orchard Co.; Collection of Vegetable Seeds, 1st  Bankhead Orchard Co.  Exhibitors from Kelowna won  $128 in prize money out of a total  of $429, and as such an excellent  showing has been made from this  district it is proposed to ask the  government to hold the Seed Fair  at Kelowna next year.  The quality of the grain shown  was particularly good and the  judges were very pleased with the  interest that is now being taken in  seed salection.  The New Williams  Sewing Machine  British  Made ��� Easy and  Quick  Action ��� Simplicity ��� Durability.  J. C. Stockwell. Agent  KELOWNA  BOOKS  rX \MliMb'.o.:rsluck and  rTiuki-: your selection  anrly in K-vi ciisappoinl-  rnent. U k have received  many excellent bin ks in  i icli, MiK-.t; itlird I ii c'in. s  nnd beflullJully liluMmltd.  Musi ul ihe old favorites  a e l.i iv I enicles numerous  new and wtftmj' editions.  .PsB.WiafoliiCo.  KI'.XAI.I    D'.tut.CIS'lS  Pll.��l'r    19 KelmviM.  I1.C-  Dr.  MATHISON  Dentin  KELOWNA   ii   B.C.  FOR  Souvenirs  Come and select from pur  new lines of  Curios,  Silks  and  Fancy Chinas, &c.  The Japanese Store  Kelowna      /        Phone" 112  G. W. CUNNINGHAM  AUCTIONEER  and  General Commission  Merchant  (Successor to J. C. Stoclcwell)  Second - Hand Goods  Boughf or Sold on  Commission  Flour and Feed Always  in Stock  Next to the C.P.R. wharf,  Kelowna  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All Kinds of> Repairs  BERNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA. Thursday, December 13, 1917  g��M)wyA, RECORD  PAGB THSHE  KELOWNA  CHAUTAUQUA F  On Thursday, Friday, and  Saturday,  DECEMBER 13th, 14th, & 15th  Afternoon and Evening of each day, giving  SIX SEPARATE ENTERTAINMENTS  By the financial guarantee of a number of Kelowna's business men, this  first visit of the great "Chautauqua'' educational oorganization has been made  possible. Should the success of this initial experiment warrant it is hoped to  make it an annual event, bringing Kelowna into touch with some of the best  talent of the day in music, lecturing, and entertaining.  Here are some of the features:  Julius Caesar Nayphe  im "THE ORIENTAL PAGEANT'  Singing and Playing Dreamy Music of Southern Seas  Capt. W. J. Hindley  PREACHER - ORATOR  Leila M. Blomfieid  Author, Lecturer, Traveller.   Speaks on  "WONDERFUL NEW ZEALAND"  Royal Hawaiian Quartet a,autauqua Festival Orchestra  Six Charming Young Ladies in Orchestra Selections,  Instrumental Solos, Quartets, Duets, Solos, Readings  Walter E Stern  Business Man Lecturer  SEASON TICKETS covering all six meetings, $2.oo  Afternoon Programmes begin at 3 o'clock  Evening Programmes at 8 o'clock  mm* PAGE FOUR  KELQWlfA BEC0W)  *m  .::s��3m  anta Claus  Has Arrived at  RAWFORDS  TOYLAMD  withacarload  of Toys for  children, also  nice gifts for  the adults.  Call and inspect this fine  stock ��f neW  goods  Air Ships, Trains, Mechanical  Toys, Whizzing Boats, Animals  and Dolls in many varieties.  rcaBEasma  Presents for older  folk include Brass  Goods, Brush-Comb  Sets, Manicure Sets,  Travelling Cases,  Books, &c.  ���bSbPbMMb,  Discount Sale For Another Week  SHOP EARLY AND AVOID  THE RUSH  CrawfordV Joyland  KELLER BLOCK  KELOWNA  Store will be open every evening until Xmas  THE POVfiBTT OF CHINA  lo   PoTMtjr   SMekts   an   Certaii  Claatoa tkat no Wort or Fungm  Bteapat tho Gleaner.  "Nowhere on the otudoat of man't  ���truKRle with his environment (tnd t  moro wonderful spectacle than meetr  the eye trom a oerteln ttven-  thoueand-foot pats lunid the trott  tenfle of mountains. In Went Ohlua  thai glre birth to the Hu, the Wei,  nnd the rlren that make famed  Scechuen tho 'Four-river province.'  Except where itMpnoM or rook-  outcropplna forblde, tho flop*, tn  cultivated from the valley ol tho  Tunf-ho right uv to the aummtta, five  thoiisnnil feet above.  "Were H not for an agriculture of  Incrfl'lll le ixilnoUklng, the fertility of  the soil would have been apent ages  ifo. In > low-lying region Hke Klang-  ���u, for example, the farmer dlga an  tt'.oTtf aetrtMng-liaaln, Into which  ���vary part of hls*fnrin drelne. In the  wring, from Ha bottom be scoops for  ferilllser the rich deposit washed from  Mb fields. It la true the overflow  from hie pond tarries away some pre-  r/ous elements, but these he recovora  by dredging tho private canal that  oonnectt him with the main artery of  th<> district.  "No natural resource la too trifling  lo be turned to account by the teaming population. Tbe aaa �� raked and  tiNlucd for edible pl'Mdor. Seaweed  taw! ks'ri oiv�� a ;���'��'�� in the larder.  Brett Quantities of thell-flah, no blg-  ftr than one's flnger-nn'll, sre opened  and made to yield a food thnt finds  Its way far Inlmd. The fungus thnt  springs up in the grass after a rain  Is eaten. Pried sweet potato-vines  furnish tlie poor man's table. The  roadside ditches are balled out for  Uie suite of fishes no longer than one's  finger. Qreat panniers of strawberries, half of them strlll green, are collected In the mountain ravines and  offered In the markets. No weed or  stalk escapes the bamboo rake of the  autumnal fuel-gatherer. Tbe grass-  tufts on the rough slopes are dug up  by the roots. The sickle reaps the  grain close to the ground, for straw  and chaff are needed to burn under  the rlce-kettie. The loaves of the trees  are a crop to be carefully gathered.  One never sees a rotting stump or a  mossy log. Bundles of brush, carried  miles on the human back, heat the  brick-kiln and the potter'a furnace.  After the last treea have been taken,  the far and forbidding heights are  scaled by lads with axe and mattock  to cut down or dig up the seedlings  that, if left alone, would reolotno the  ievastated ridges. ,  TEACHING THE DOS  Tbe training of animals, to teach  them to perform all sorts of entertaining tricks, Is a task that requlrea  talent on tbe part ot the trainer, but,  above nil, demands patience and a  ihoroughly methodical procedure.  Begin with the dog, and eee how he  a taught hia tricks.  The first thing every dog must  learn Is his name. Select a short,  sharp-sounding name, and stick to  It. Never call him anything else. If  vou have several dogs, the name la  taught on the same principle. Divide  (heir food, and then, placing a piece  )n the ground oall eaeh in turn by  his name, nnd give him the food when  ne conies for it. Send the others  back If they ccrre forward out of  Itieir turn. By and by they will learn  that a certain name is always assorted with a certain dog. Ramble  among the dogs, and call out one of  their names every now and then. If  the right flog comes to you, reward  trim with a piece of cracker. Pay  no attention to the other dogs. They  will learn very scon; and the first  treat lesson ��� dependence and obe-  ilence ��� will have been learned.  Having taught a dog to fetch and  .���arry ��� which he will easily learn  - the next thing Is to teach him to  go and get any object called for.  Place a glove on the floor; then say  lo Uie dog, "Fetch the glove," put-  l.'ng the accent on the last word.  Then, when he has done this several  times, pkee a shoe on the floor; and  leach him to fetch this In a similar  manner. Now place both objects on  lhe ground, and teaoh him to fetch  dther one, as asked for ��� rewarding  nlm when he brings you the right  Jne, and rebuking htm when he  letches Uie wrong, which you take  Irom him and replace. He will aoon  learn to distinguish the articles, when  i third may be subsUtuted, and so  >:i until a number are on the floor.  Vou should then go Into the next  loom, taking O.e dog with you; and  send him to fetch nny article you  mention. After a little time he will  lirlng you tho right one evety time.  Similar methods oan be adopted  with regard to oUier articles and tht  letters of the alphabet  The Relort Courteous.  Workers are, doubtlesa, they who  ihnll Inherit the earth. But certain  Indolent natures, gifted with wit, oan  ifford to take occasional chances as  residuary legatees. A writer In  Vanity Fair' tells of one auoh fellow,  i atudent in a noted philosopher's  blass,  The student, who was a lanky youth  lat In Uie rear seat. His attitude was  iprawllng, and he was either asleep  )r aeemod about to go to sleep.  "Mr. Fraser," said tbe philosopher  eharply, "you may recite!"  Fraser opened hia eyea. Ho did  ���ot change his somnolent pose.  "Mr. Fraser, what la work?"  "Everything It work."  "Whatl    Everything rs workr  "Yes, alrr."  "Then I take It you would like the  olaaa to believe that this desk ia  irorkr  'Tea,  sir,"   wearily,   "woodwork."  Catting Ont (he Tobacco.  The heads of the provincial CHvil  Service throughout British Columbia,  bare loaned a circular to their various  Dttkwt prohibiting smoking during  office hours. The Canadian Ptdttt]  Railway long ago itabood the ttm  of tobaoco by their employee* during  working houri and lit example hot  been generally followed bjr otbsV  large corporation*.  Silver,    French Ivory,    Ebony  TOILET SETS  Mirror, Brush and Comb, from $15 UU  Manicure Sets, from  - $6.50 up  Individual pieces- Brushes, Combs, Mirrors, Nail  Files, Cuticales, Polishes, Hooks, Curling Tongs,  Tooth Brushes, Pomade Boxes, Goth Brushes, &c.  We suggest, at an excellent inexpensive  gift, one or more individual pieces of a  standard pattern so that you can add to  the set on future gift occasions  W. M. PARKER & CO.  Caaorao Block  JEWELERS  Phone 270  STANDARD SILVERWARE,   CUT GLASS,   FINE CHINA,  CONKLIN PENS, JULIAN SALE LEATHER GOODS  WM., HAUG  Masons' Supplies  HARD AND SOFT COAL  Phone No. 66  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, Managing-Director.  OUR  CHRISTMAS STOCK OF  Stockings, Crackers,  Toys, Games,  Dolls, &c.  has arrived and real nice goods at the right prices they  are. Don't (ail to see them before making other purchases  Our Fancy Boxes of Chocolates  that will please any mother, titter or sweetheart, are, at  usual, the bett tn town.  All kinds of Christmaa 5 and 10 cent, packages and boxes, nut  bars, milk and plain chocolate bars. Greeting Cards at very  low prices. Tinsel, silver and gold Cards, Tree Ornaments, etc.  FOR THB BEST GO TO  ALSGARDS  The KELOWNA THEATRE  Tuesday���Clara Kimball Young in " The Rise of Sussn."  Thursday���Billie Burke in " Gloria's Romance," and a strong  supposing programme.  Two Shows, 7.30 & 9.  AahmtsisB, 2k It 10c  "I     ,IIW i <    ,.11,1   m Thursday, Dec. I3{h, 1917  KBLOWNA   MCCOftB  PAGE FIVE  //^t.^^^) tff^^  Useful Presents For  Christmas  ���v r���   , '  Wf/E are receiving every day large assortments of  \\      Novelty Goods suitable for Christmas Presents  ' Fancy  1 ea  Cloths, Cushion Covert, Runners,  Table Centres and Doylies, of  all  descriptions.    Some  are ready wofked while others come stamped for wotrk-  ing by hand.  Fancy Tea Aprons in  Crepe and Muslin, reg.  up to 95c Special 25c  While      Embroidered  ��� Table Cloths, in round  and square     -    95c  New Jabot Collars in many dillerent designs.  Pretty Boudoir Caps from -       -       95c to $2.50 each  Holeproof Hosiery in Boxes  Black and White Holeproof Hosiery in Silk. Three pain,  guaranteed  for three  months.    Other makes in silk  hosiery in all colours.  Felt Bedroom Slippers in attractive Christmas boxes;  come in Green, Brown and Red. These make a useful gift  New Waists in Silk and Crepe-  de- Chene  Our showing of Waists in  Voile, Silk and Crepe-de-chene -  is now at ita best. We specialize  in this line of merchandise and  can therefore assure our customers of the best selection at  the most reasonable prices,  ranging from ��� $1.25 to $10 each  New Winter  Coats in Tweeq1  We have received during  the past week a few new  styles in Winter Coats made  of good quality Tweeds.  The styles-are in keeping  with present-day fashions  and the prices are not unreasonable - $19.50 & $23.50  Phone 361 Kelowna  We carry the largest and most  varied stock of Crockery dnd  China in the Okanagan Valley  If you want something in Enamelware we have it.  If you want something in Brooms,' Brushes or Baskets we  have it. -  If vou want something in Table Centres, Bed Spreads, Child  Comforters and Rugs, we have it.  Don't have cold feet, when we can supply you with a Pig  to warm them on. '  Toys and Dolls of every description.  A large assortment of smallwares  and useful Christmas gifts  A -E. COX.  WATER STREET  KELOWNA  TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES  Mr. Drury Price waa a visitor to  the coaat Friday latt.  Miss Smith who is in hospital,  recovering Irom a broken leg, is  making satiafactory progress.  Mr. Thomas, manager of the  Kelnwna Creamery, lelt Tueaday  for Vancouver, where he will  apend   a   holiday   extending over  Christmas.  Miea Verna Town, of Peachland,  who ia at present in the Kelowna  hospitnj, is reported to be progressing favorably alter an operation (or appendicitis.  The Farmers' Institute has juat  received a new library from the  Department. It includes a good  3U ply of atandard works on  Dairying, General Farming and  Fruit Growing,and Henry's "Feeds  and Feeding."  A new company, of which the  personnel is not yet made public,  is being incorporated locally to be  known as the Kelowna Hay and  Produce Co. As the name indicates they intend to deal in feed  supplies and we understand they  are shipping in large quantities of  hay and grain,      ,  Rev. W. Arnold Bennett will  preach next Sunday morning in the  Baptist Church on " Fellow-workers  together with Him." At the evening service he will take as his topic  " God's appointments of Salvation."  After the evening service the Lord's  Supper will be administered.  The fire syren called out the  Brigade soon after noon Saturday  last, and there wis considerable  alarm manifested when it became  known that thev had been sent to  extinguish a fire at the Kelowna  Hospital. Fortunately the fire was  not of much account and was confined to the furnace room, where  some fuel piled near the furnace  had caught alight. Before the Brigade arrived the stall had managed  to extinguish it with the hose provided for the purpose./  Lieut. H. Atkinson of the K.L.O,  bench left Tuesday for Vancouver  Lwhcre he will be attached to the  Depot Battalion being assembled  at Hastings Park. Lieut, Atkinson  has had a varied military experi-  ence, having been .through the  South African Campaign. Before  coming to Kelowna he held a commission with a regiment a�� Edmonton. He has been endeavoring to  secure a transfer for some time and  has succeeded now that the need  for officers to take charge of the  drafted men has become greater,  Mrs, Atkinson has rented the house  of Mr, and Mrs. G. Barratt on Glenn  avenue for the winter.  BIRTHS  BUDDEN-On Thursday, Nov. 22,  to the wife of W. Budden, a  daughter.  COWAN-On Monday, Dec. 10,  to the wife of Alex. Cowan, a  son,  CROSS-On Sunday, December  9, to the wife of E. L. Cross, a  son, at the Kelowna hospital.  LAWES-On Sunday, Dec. 9, to  the wife of W. R. Laws, a daugh  ter, at the Kelowna hospital.  PERRY���On Sunday, December  9, to the wife of Harold Perry, a  daughter, at the Kelowna hospital.  Mr. and Mrs. Ciirrell were visitors to Vernon Monday.  Mrs. J. Wallace left Tuesday on  a visit to Vancouver.  Mr. D. Deacon and family left  yesterday on a viait'to Calgary.  Mr. D. Leckie waa a visitor to  Penticton Saturday returning on  Tuesday.  The regular Church of England  service at East Kelowna will not  be held Sunday next.  Mr. Chaa. Downing and ,family  are leaving thia weekend for California, where they will apend the  winter month8. ���  Mr. Hugh Jenkin'a went up to  Salmon Arm Monday. Mrs. Jenkins waa called there some little  time ago by the serious illness of  her mother, who has since died.  A new livery business has been  opened thia week by Mr. Archie  Johnson, lately with the Max Jenkins Co. The old Blackwood barn  has been leased and is being over-  gauled. Mr. W Kirkby is working  lor the new concern.  Tuesday evening visitors to the  Post Office were disappointed to  find that no western mail, and consequently no coast papers, had  come in. The cause was a slide in  the neighborhood of Spence Bridge  which had held up the Eastbound  trains.  r  Mr. John Kyle, superintendent  of technical education in the province, has been in town this week,  conferring with the School Board  upon a plan to eatabliah night  schoola this winter. It seems likely  that this will be done early in January and already a rough curriculum comprising some live or six  aubjects has been mapped out, but  arrangements have not yet progressed far enough to make a definite  announcement.  Kelowna's first cases under the  Prohibition law came up thia week  when Chief Thomas arrested John  Kapusti and Alberti Gingni,.the  former charged with having liquor  unlawfully in his possession and  the latter with giving it to him.  The chief's evidence was too conclusive to allow any doubt upon  the aubjecl, and both men pleaded  guilty upon being brought before  the magistrate. They were each  fined $50 or two months imprisonment.  The different branches of the  Dominion Express Co. have been  notified that it is the intention of  the company to accept shipments  of medical supplies, food and  clothing for the s.ricken people of  Halifax and to forward them to  their destination free of charge  when addressed to the Relief Committee at Halifax. The public are  asked to refrain from making shipments however until it ia definitely  known what articles can be used  to advantage.  Another well-known Kelowna  man returned from overseas last  Thursday, viz., Pte. R. C. Bennett.  Pte. Bennett was one of the earlier  members of the 172nd and left  with the rest of the company last  fall. He waa not long in England  before being drafted for overseas  and saw some heavy fighting in  the front line. Five or six months  ngo he was wounded severely by  a shrapnel shell and has been in  hospital moat of the tin e since. He  ia still under medical treatment  and has to report to Vancouver  after a short leave here. Pte. Bennett, after greeting friends on the  wharf here went on to Summerland  in company with Mrs.. Bennett,  who came up from that point  where she has been residing for  some time, to meet him.  GOOD GOODS!  We invite your inspection of the lines we are at  present specializing in, and of which we have an  excellent assortment to choose from���  Suit Cases     Trunks     Club Bags  Horse Blankets Rubber Lined Rugs  Wool Rugs      Gloves and Mitts    , .  Robes of various kinds  AGENTS   FOR   THE  DELAVAL   CREAM   SEPARATOR  W. R. GLENN <5c SON  Pendozi Street  Phone 150  ttngSSSSSSi  Be  of Si  (rangers.  MAKE your Christmas  Greeting a Personal  one -an appreciated one  Send your Portrait���  make the appointment to-day  Your friends can buy anything you can  gitle them���except .vour Phetograph.  McEwan  The Photographer  Rowcliffe Blocls Phono 251  The BEST GIFT  of all  Your  Photograph  XMAS, 1917  Hudson, Stocks & Co.  PORTRAITS   TAKEN IN ANY WEATHER  Announcement  With modern machinery and a supply of Oak and  x     Mahogany, we are able to turn out  Anything in the Furniture Line  at Factory Prices  Some corner or vacant space in your room may  require a Seat, Couch, Table or Bookcase of a  special design and size to fit it.  LET US HAVE THE ORDER  Woodcraft Mfg. Company  (INCORPORATION APPLIED FOR)  LAWRENCE AVE. KELOWNA'  OK.LUMBER CO.,Ltd.  Ajte 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.  I  A complete line of  DOORS  AND WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES PACK SIX  KBLOWHA  ( WANTED! )  FOR   SALE  CANARIES FOR SALE. Apply Mrs. R.  W. Butler, Stralhcona Avenue, off Pan-  dozi Strati, or phone 3803. 52tl  FOR SALE, good growtliy lO-weak-old  pigs, Berkshire . Yorkshire. Apply to  Barneby, Okanagan Mission.        2<4p  FOR SALE, cheap, a number of young  Pigs (Berkshire), 10 and II weeks old,  A. L. Hay. 3tf  PINE WOOD for sale.    Phone 3403.     4  SITUATIONS VACANT  HELP WANTED. Any parson, male ar  female, wishing far work, shauld apply  at the afict mi the B.C. Evaporators,  Ltd.. Cawatoa Aveaue. 34tf  PRUNING     WANTED   by   experienced  man.   Apply Box 446, Kelowna.     3-6p  WANTED, 10 men, SOt par hour, to  scrape aad tsaiat interior of steel pipe.  Must bring awn food and blankets.  D. R. Newton, apposite Dickson Ranch  (stag* passes). 4tf  af.BCIIXANB.OUS  BULBS-Raman Hyacinths, Paper White  Narcissus, Daffodils, Lilies (Hyacinths,  Tulips, Ice, arriving soon), also Pat  Pleats, Cut Flowers, at the Richter  Street Greenhauses. 5ltf  WANTED, good  Milk Cow.   Apply to  R. S. A., East Kelowaa. 2-4p  STRAYED, black muley Heifer, one ear  cut. Apply W. H. Stonehouse, Rutland  Read. 3.5  I �� RENT, furalshed  house. Abbott St..  two  ar  three months.    Particulsrs Bex  655.  4P  TEAMING at law rates by job, contract  ar kour. "ALFALFA Hay far sale, de.  livered   small   lots.   $1.35   cwt.    Phone  101.   4-5p  ASTRAY, on Bear Creak range, one fed  3-year eld Steer branded )( right hip  Reward. Geodacre At Browae, WiUon  Landtag. 4  FOR EXCHANGE, $4,000 Calgary Bun  gaUvr. fully modern, alao ���evan-reomed  fully mosiari lieuae, cloae in, fur pro.  ���arty umt Kalowna. Apply Box 340,  KefeAfftt 4p  ROOMS FOR RENT  la q��t-at, wall appalm-ad, all medera-  boated beon. 3������arete eerier and  anebiag 4���. Firet-elaea aaaeU by ar-  rangemeal. Suit buoineee mas. Tame  right.    P.O. lax 308.     Pheae 101.  IN THE MATTER of the Eatate of  DOUGLAS MACCLESFIELD AN-  DERSON. late of  Kelowna, B. C,  deceased.  NOTICE it hereby given that all Credit-  on or other periona having any claim or  demand  against the eatate of the above  deceased, who died on or about the 24th  day of April 1915, and Probate of whoee  Will   was   granted   to  John  Couismaker  Anderson, Kelowna, B. C, on the 5th day  of October 1917, are required to send in  their claimi to the aaid John Coustmaker  Anderson, or to Messrs. Burne fit Weddell,  Kelowna, B. Cat his solicitors, on or before  the 22nd day of December next, after which  date the Estate will be dealt with having  regard only to the  claims  and   demands  then received. ,  Dated the 22nd day of November. 1917.  BURNE flc WEDDELL,  2*6 Solicitors for the Executor.  Buff Orpington and  White Wyandotte  Cockerels  Theae birds are bred and carefully selected for  egg  type  and  utility and are big  strong   vigorous birds.  Prices $5, $3 and $2 each, according to th��ir egg type  A. W. COOKE  Kclovs  I Field.  Box 663, Kelowna.  jiti  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  City Park Restaurant  WANTED TO BUY  Chickens   .     Ducks Eggs  QUON   TAPE  P.rJ. Box 13 Plrone 61  Corner Abbott Street and Eli Avenue  27tf  Thursday, Dec 13th. 1917  DECIDE REDUCTION OF THE  BOAT SERVICE  (Continued trom Pan 1.1  It was evident that the change  waa not lo be accepted without  some display of opposition, and  several speakers pointed out the  great inconvenience due to the  holding up of mails, and the difficulty commercial travellers would  be up against in getting in and out  of Kelowna.  Mr. J. W.Jones declared himself  strongly opposed to such a change  which he believed would have a  very detrimental effect upon the  district. No doubt, he said, the  C.P.R. realized that there was at  present a great outcry against big  corporations and the profits they  were making. Although not per-  naps at the present moment in this  district, the C.P.R. were making  some considerable profits. If any change  were made affecting the interests of the  public there would no doubt be a big outcry. He was not particularly impressed  with the reasons given for the reduction  of service. In regard to shortage of f el,  that was due to shortage of labor. It the  Union government were returned they  would very likely arrange for indentured  labor, so that difficulty would be overcome.  He understood that the B.C. Fruitgrowers'  Association was urging thia measure upon  the government. Ihe small amount of  fuel needed to keep the service going with  a smaller boat was insignificant. He felt  that to reduce the service to three times a  week would be putting the clock of progress back several years, and would have  a bad effect in deterring prairie people  from coming to make their homes here.  The Valley'* greatest difficulty in the past  had been the getting in and out, taking a  whole Hay to go 80 miles. He believed if  an effort was made to provide a small  boat it would be mere acceptable to the  general public.  Mr. Peters pointed out what was   being  dene on the American railways st the bidding of the Commission. Parlor cars,  observation cara, and all other luxuries of  the kind were being cut off to save haulage. He still maintained that the proposed  reduction was in ths interest of all, and a  necessary economy.  Mr. Jones alto tackled Mr. Peters upon  the company's prospects for handling the  next year'a crop, which was likely to show  a great increase.  Mr. Peters aaid he had not much fear  hut that the company would be abls to  handle tha crop, and assured the meeting  that every consideration would be given to  tha matter. As one solution of ths difficulty he suggested that the packing firms  here should provide increased trackage, so  that a larger number of cars could be accumulated in preparation for the ahipping  season,  Questioned ss to the willingness ot tbs  C. P. R. to provide cold storage accommodation here, Mr. Peters had not much encouragement to offer. If it were done  hers, he said, it would have to be done  in all the other towns in the Valley, and  he did not think tha storage of fruit atthe  shipping point fall within the scops of a  railway company's business. That should  be taken cara of by the shippers themselves.  Mr. Peters further announced that a  conference ef ths various officials of the  company would ba held in the Valley  early in the new year, and would afford  an opportunity to have all these matters  brought up and discussed. Hs promised  that this conference would visit Kelowna,  when suggestions by member ��� of the Board  and representatives of the different shipping firms would bs carefully gona Into.  Ladies WisMntr to Order  SPIRELLA CORSETS  tn atrtf  Mrs. J. H. DAVIES  Room No. 1, Oak Hal) 'Hook  bt-  wcen the lionrt ot 5.30 and 2.30 n.m  n Saturday of tat* mak, or tt ht  ther timt by appointmtDt.  ORANGE  Headquarters  Japanese and Navel Oranges, the very  best obtainable.  Lemons and Grape Fruit. California's  choicest.  Grapes from California.    (We will  have to forego Spanish Grapes this year.  Cranberries and Sweet Potatoes, nice and fresh.  Cauliflower, Celery, Cabbage and Brussells Sprouts, all  coming regularly.  Watch for our Qualify and Price'on JAP ORANGES.  The McKenzie Co., Ltd.  CIDER  PURE     FRESH     CLEAN  Leave your orders at tire  Orchard City Evaporating Co.  Corner tf Ellis Strttt tad Ctwttoa Ar.  5ltf  SYNOPSIS Of COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  UoeJ BBaaiae- rursta el las Douiuiioe as Ilea  rhjba, tiaakatoJusrsu aad Alu.ua. lbs Yuko  Isrriiorr, tks Norlkvse, fsrtitotjss. aad a  union ol she I'ryvruos o. Ulilisa Columbia,  rnr be laassd tor a tests ol twsDtvoos vsnr-  . au atonal rental ol SI aa tare. Nor  ora last 3.100 aoraa will be leasee) tt on.  auolioaat.  iBplieatioa lot tke lease steel Its surds bv  as atwUeant la osrsoa tt tke asset or Sab  taut ol tke diatrrot io srkkk tks tinkle at  lied lot eta sttaatad.  la sarrsTed oartivsta tea scad asaat as eV  erlbea be sestlona ot rWaFetbsavisioat ol  tsttoas. aod la tsatsmsd tsttUsrsT tea  east applies lor skall W staked ttl br Ike  nnlleeal  jUataali.  ���ask aaallaatloa Mat be aeeooweoled bt  ht tl M sales, will to irlml I U tks niktsr  seast lot its aal ataakbU. bat aot otter.  Us. A rarallr skall be Bald ta taa tsar.  kaatable eatoet el Iks sales, tt tke tale ol  re seats tar lot,  tTka psrsot oteratlat Iks mine Baal! larnUIr  en-eat witk swora returns ffsooentlne lor  lall qtaatitr ol ���stiilantabls eoal mlnerl  ad oar Iks roraltr tkereoa. II Ike ooal  ibIbi rlrrklB ars aotMag toaraiad. anab  atarae akall ba taraisked at least oasa  Mas  Tks leas, will lasleds Iks seal miaiarr trains  air. bat tea lasses ssa- ' '"-1 ' 3  kass wkalerat availali_ ..  eoaaieWed nsrssaarr lot  ka mlae alike rata tl (10  For tall laloraatioa eanllcattoa skosld   be  rede to tke Secretary tl tke Daoarlaveat   ol  ke   letarior. Ottawa, ot   so   Ike Ami    or  sb-Ataet ol  ���aaaleloe last*.  v. w. oom.  ���atatr mth'n al Ita laterlat.  IN. S.-PaatitotUst oabHeatsoa of laal ad  ertlaasaeal will aot ke Beat S3  GREASE AND OILS  PBEST-O.UTE Eaxaanae  ���e CHAS. E. SMITH ^rage  QUICK AND SATISFACTORY  mu'Am SERVICE TIRES. 4x  Phtaaa: Olfitt 232;  Houtt 236  Christmas Presents  For MEN  Ties, plain and fancy  35c to $1  GIovm, Knitted  ;  50c to $1.75  Gleves, Tan, Mocha Lined   $2 and $2.50  Handkerchiefs���  In White Lawn, also colored border   2 for 25c  Five pure Linen  30c  Embroidered "Maple Leaf for Ever" in silk   50c  White Silk    65c and 85c  Mufflers in Fibre Silk, also Wool 65c to $2  Mufflers, in white Cashmere  $ |  Suspenders .....50c to 95c  W��ol Knitted Waistcoats  ;... $7.50  Sweaters        '.. $2.50 to $12.50  Sex, in Black Cashmere      50c to 75c  Sox, in Black Cashmere Finish  25c to 40c  H. F. HICKS - Willits Block  GAMES ��  DOLLS  Don't forget to get your boy a  ERECTOR SET  t  The toy like structural steel  COME AND SEE  T  w  ��� 3  There's surely no better gift wherever there is a Victor or Victrola.  Nothing more acceptable; noth- \  ing more enjoyable.    ' **���   Stop in any time and we'll gladly  give you a descriptive list'of the  newest records and play any numbers  you wish to hear.  WE HAVE  A   LARGE SELECTION  NOW IN STOCK TO CHOOSEFROM.  COME EARLY WHILE THE SELECTION IS BEST. .     *[  SnJTJJTJTMlI!  JAMES R TRENWITH  THE ELECTRIC SHOP  KELOWNA  rlWtMM

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