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 Eilrtmm  K  i  m  o  k��fi��l��tive Assembly UbWrveji^  Victoria, B.C.  VOL. IX.   NO. 38,  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA. THURSDAY, AUGUST 9,'1917.-4 PAGES  Council Fix Tax Rate  at 32 Mills Gross  Phone Co. Sends Ultimatum to  Council re Trees  The principle business of Monday's council meeting was the fixing of a tax rate for the current  vear. The amount of money needed for various puiposea thi* year  will exceed by about $2,600 the  tax levy of last year. This in spite  of the closest paring of estimates,  and the avoidance of every possible expense.  In presenting the estimates of  revenue and expenditure given  herewith, Aid. Rattenbury ao chairman of the Finance Committee,  pointed out that though there had  been a slight decrease in revenue  from all sources, the expenditure  had increased. Some of the chief  increases had been in the school  board which required $1,800 more  than laat year. Some of thia was  due to the fact that while at the  beginning of 1916 the school  board had $ 1,048 balance to its  credit, at the opening of the present year the balance due to that  body was less than half that sum.  The night watchman had entailed  an extra expenditure of $500, the  Patriotic Fund $480, while public  works had cost J$1,300 and fire  protection $350 more than last  year. Police court-finea had decreased from $800 last year to $400  this, and interest on arrears of  taxes from $3,500 to $2,300 owing  to the city having taken over a  large number of lots at the tax  sale.  The tax rate recommended was  32 mills gross, said Aid. Rattenbury, As a discount of one-eighth  or four mills was allowed for  prompt payment, this meant really  28 mills to those who paid on  time. The discount on the whole  levy instead of merely on the small  portion represented by the general  tax had bean made possible by a  recent amendment of the Municipal Act. Although apparently an  increase over last year's rate of 26  n ills, he continued, the man who  pays his taxes promptly will be actually paying less than laat year, as  a t eduction of ten per cent, had  been made in.the assessment. For  instance, last year on an assessment of $1,000 a ratepayer paid  after deducting the small discount,  $25.40. This year on the same  $1,000 worth of property, the assessed value of which has been  reduced to $900, if he saves his  discount he will pay only $25.26.  Only the man who allows his taxes  to become delinquent will pay  more.  Mayor Sutherland also spoke in  explanation of the rate suggested.  He said the committee had decided that actually only 30 mills net  was required. The rate suggested  of 32 mills with the discount of  one-eighth off would produce only  28 if everyone paid taxea promptly. Recent experience, however,  gave'ground for the assumption  that only one-half of the taxpayers  would do this, the other half by  delay making themselves liable  for the gross levy of 32. The average of this result would thus produce the sum required.  Mention was made of the repotted decision of the Privy Council  against the C.N.R. in the matter of  liability for municipal taxes, which  would probably mean a consider,  able sum accruing to the city in  arrears of taxes and law costs, and  it was suggested that in view of  this the council might be able to  make some reduction in the rate  It was felt, however, that there was  not sufficient certainty about the  matter as yet to warrant taking any  chance of a reduction this year.  Finally the Finance Committee's  report was adopted, and the bylaw fixing the rate of taxation at 32  mills gross or 28 net was given the  preliminary readings.  There was little other business  beyond the reading of the correspondence, portions of which however, created no little comment.  Foremost amongst these were too  letters from Mr. Geo. Dobie, manager of the Okanagan Telephone  Co., the first of which ran as follows :'���  "Gentlemen, In making an inspection of the company's lines, I  nodes that a number of trees grow-  Bart\ is worse Than Its Bite  With thia wall of liquid fire the Germans believed they would annihilate entire brigades of British and French.  However, the general military reaulta are negligible.   Liquid  lira  ie squirted from the firat line trenches by means  of hose.   Many smaller types of reservoirs are operated by single soldiers  AgilGuftural Instructor is Appointed for Kelowna  Mention has already been made  of the course in agricultural instruction which it is proposed to  introduce into the curriculum of  the High School.and word has now  been received of the appointment  of an instructor for Kelowna, Mr.  vV. J.Austin, B.S.A. Mr. Austin  besides having taken the full course  in agriculture at Guelph, was for  four years a teacher in Ontario.  He is expected to be in Kelowna  by the end of the present week.  Students in the high school who  wish to start the study of Agriculture at the beginning of their second year (Advanced Course. Junior  Grade) may do so in either of the  following ways :���  ing on the company's right of way  are interfering with our lines and  cables. We have to draw this matter to your attention this year, and  there has never been a satisfactory  job of pruning done bv your workmen' at any time. To cut a few  limbs directly underneath the lead  is not sufficient because the limbs  growing outside the lead are whipped into the wires and against the  cable whenever there is any wind.  You have each year assessed us  $100 per mile of pole line as lands  and I cannot believe you expect to  use our right-of-way for the growing of trees, particularly to the  extent of allowing them to do damage to our service.  I would ask that you order the  necessary trimming done, and have  it done under the supervision of  our local manager at an early date  otherwise it will be necessary for  us To proceed with' the trimming  ourselves which probably would  not suit adjacent properly holders."  Yours, tScc,  GEO. DOBIE,  Man. Ok. Telephone Co.  The effect of thia gentle and  diplomatically - worded communication on the council .was curious.  The alderman looked at the mayor  and then at each other, and the  mayor sent a wistful glance slowly  around the board.   At  last some-  St, ��� "I'hT&irftel Cold Storage Arciiitectore  government of the city over to Mr.  Oobie at once." Someone else  facetiously compared the letter with  the famous ultimatum sent by Austria to Serbia, and which precipitated considerable bother one way  and another. There seemed to be  no wish to discuss the matter, however, at.present, and the letter was  ordered handed over to the city  solicitor with a view to ascertaining the exact status of the citv with  relation to the company's charter.  Another letter, from the same  source was in pursuance of a controversy which has been urged for  some lime rey -ding the crossing  of teltpwne and electric light  wires, the company having requested the city to move some of its  wires where they come too close  to the telephone wires. Mr. Dobie  drew attention to the fact that the  first wires strung in Kelowna were  telephone wires, and also that telephone wires have prior rights over  light wires any way. If by reason  of the close proximity of city wires  he said, the phone system was  burnt out or damaged, the city  would be held responsible. The  writer stated that he was taking  the matter up with the inspector of  electrical energy with a view to  having the danger removed, as if  the wires were left as at present  serious consequences were going  to follow.  This letter waa sent along with  the other to the city solicitor for  Bovine Tuberculosis Nearly  i  Extinct in B. C.  Bovine tuberculosis, the germs  of which, passing through cow's  milk, have been a fertile source of  white plague among children, has  practically disappeared from the  dairy herds of British Columbia  Deputy Minister W. E. Scott of  the provincial department of agriculture announces that out of 3888  head of dairy stock tested bv the  intradermal method this year only  112, or 3.3 per cent, of the animals,  reacted. Tests have been carried  o,i since March 31st.by six inspectors. This year the work wascsm-  menced in the districts which last  season showed the greatest number  of reactions, and Mr. Scott therefore believes that if these districts  only give 3.3 per cent., the  other  Sir Richard McBride  Dies in London  Ashes of Former Premier Will  Come to B. C. for Burial  Sir Richard McBride, formerly  pfemier of British Columbia, and  until recently agent-general for the  province in the old country, died  in London Monday morning. His  death was due to Bright's disease,  from which he had been suffering  for several years. The body is to  be cremated in London and the  ashes brought to B. C. for burial.  Sir Richard was a native son of  the province, having been born in  New Westminster in 1870. Although he has been seriously ill for  several months the announcement  of hia death was a great surprise.  All along it had been expected bj  his friends that he would be able  to return to the province and here  regain his health. Many anticipated that he would enter federal  politics at the next election, in  which event it was supposed that  he would be given a place in the  federal cabinet.  "^1.50 Per Annum  I  Another Auto Accident at  1. By dropping one   of Ihe  two' . .  foreign   languages   taken   during sections of the province are practic-  their  first year,  and  substituting^8"* clear ��f d,l,ea��e  agriculture for it.  2. By continuing the two foreign  languages already started in their  first year and taking agriculture as  a bonus subject. Students attempting to do this must first obtain the  consent of their principals.  To meet an ever-increasing demand for information respecting  the construction of icehouses and  small cold storage systems for farmers, country storekeepers, milk  producers, hotel keepers, owners  of country homes and others, thc  Dominion Department"^ Agriculture has issued Bulletin No. 49 of  the Dairy and Cold Storage Branch,  entitled "Small Cold Storages and  Dairy Buildings," the immediate  sponsors for which are Mr. J. A.  Ruddick, Dairy and Cold Storage  Commissioner, and Mr. Joseph  Burgess, Cold Storage Inspector.  The bulletin is a complete handbook on cold storage construction  of a comparatively simple and inexpensive kind.  Besides minute explanatory details of plans and material required  for construction of ice houses and  refrigerators, a series of drawings  prepared by the Architect's Branch  of the Department of Public Works  is presented, of which blue prints  on a scale of one inch to two feet  can be had free on application to  the Dairy and Cold Storage Commissioner, while the bulletin itself  can be had, also free, by writing to  the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture .Ottawa.  If the information herein contained were extensively made use  of, not only would much waste be  avoided and financial profit secured, but considerable benefit would  be derived in health and the enjoyment of life enhanced. Five different plans are given in the bulletin with complete specifications  for each and a statement of  quantities of ice that can be stored  Irrigation Association New  Officers  At the closing session of the  Western Canada Irigation Congress  Saturday at Maple Creek, Sask.,  the invitation of the board of trade  of Nelson B.C., to make that city  the next convention place was accepted.  Election of officers resulted as  follows: President, Hon. W. R.  Motherwell; first vice-president  Hon. Hewitt Bostock, Ducks; second vice-president, G. R. Marnock,  Lethbridge; executive committee;  R. G. Williamson, Maple Creek,  Sask.; James L. Brown, Kamloops,  James Johnstone, Nelson; F. H.  Peters, Calgnry; A. S. Dawson, Calgary; W.-E. Scott, Victoria; F. H.  Auld, Regina, Sask.; F. E. R. Wol-  laston, Vernon.  Aid. John. Dilworth's name is  mentioned as a possible candidate  for Victoria in the Federal election.  The proposal to instal an irrigation system fed by a pipe line  twenty-seven miles up the North  Fork of the Kettle River to reclaim  3,000 acres of Grand Forks Valley  land at a cost of $300,000, was laid  before Hon. T. D. Pattullo, Minia-  of Lands, during his recent visit to  the Boundary district. The minister promised that a departmental  expert would investigate the project this fall.  Germany had possession of  Austria's ultimatum to Serbia 14  hours before it was delivered to  Belgrade, according to positive information which has reached officials at Washington and which  was made public Tuesday for the  first time. It was stated that former Foreign Secretary Zimmer-  mann admitted this himself when  pressed very closely as to Germany's foreknowledge ofthe action  of her ally which precipitated the  war.  Summerland seems to have been  having a moat extraordinary run  of automobile accidents this year,  and scarcely a week passes without one or two to chronicle. Last  week a car with five occupants  rolled off the aide of the road to  the lakeshore dropping about thirty  feet down a steep bank. Mrs. J.  W. S. Logie was the only one seriously hurt,  Mr. K. S. Hogg, with Mr. and  Mrs. Logie, Mr. Hogg's little daughter, Isabellr, and her young friend,  Marjory Merrill, went down the  Lakeshore Drive to a point about  half way to Penticton, where the  road rises on a low lying bench,  possibly about 30 feet above the  shore below. It was while turning  the car at this point that the accident occurred. The rear wheels  slipped over the side of the bank,  and being out of control, the car  slid quickly down the steep gravelly cliff until it struck a pine tree  which checked its fall long enough  to permit the front end to swrng  round when the car continued its  fall, rolling over twice and landing  up side down on the shore.  On the last turn Mrs. Logie was  thrown clear of the car, where she  was found by Mr. Logie lying close  beside it, when he crawled out  from under the wreck, escaping  with nothing more than a nasty  wound on the forehead, caused,  he thinks, by a blow from some of  the spilled tools which were flying  about during the fall. The two  girls and Mr. Hogg were thrown  clear of the car and escaped without serious injury.  Boris Hambourg to Visit  Kelowna  Boris Hambourg, who has been  engaged to appear in our city on  Wednesday, August 15th at the  Kelowna Theatre, accompanied by  Laurence Lambert, Canadian Lyric  Baritc ne and Gerald Moore, Eng  lish Boy Pianist, inone of the world'i  greatest 'Cellists. He has appeared  on programmes with many of th<  world's famous sy mphony orches  tra, and in joint recitals with such  artists as Eugene Ysaye, Brilliant  Belgian Violinist, and othet well  known musicians. The Baritone,  Laurence Lambert, has a voice of  robust and dramatic type wjth  resonant upper register verging almost into the Tenor quality. Gerald  Moore, the young English pianist  has had phenominal success, and  is one of the most piomising young  pianists in the Dominion today  Although only 17 years old he has  appeared on manv important programmes, and music lovers will  not be disappointed in his work.  Annual Flower Shot  Is Successful Affair  Entries Nearly Double ithose  of Last Year  The annual flower show under  the auspices of the Women's Institute was held last Saturday afternoon at the Aquatic Pavilion; arid  notwithstanding many disadvantages proved to be a very successful event. From the fact that the  list of entries was nearly fifsy per  cent, greater than last year, it would  appear that the number of people  who are devoting their attention  to this beautiful art of floriculture  ia on the increase, and certainly in  come classes especially the display was very creditable. Sweet  peas probably hold the palm tor  popular favor in the cut flower  section and some beautiful blooms  were on exhibition. Tea, ice cream  and cake were served by the ladies  during the afternoon.  The proceeds of the jhow  amounting to $47.25 are to be  equally divided between the Kelowna Hospital and the Red Cross.  Following is a list of the prize  winners :-  a  Beit collection House Plants (4 varieties)  1, Mrs. D. Lloyd-Jonei.  Best Double Geranium. I, Mra. Petman;  2, Mrs. Petman.  Bast Single Geranium.   2, Mrs. Rogers.  Bett Ivy  Leafed  Geranium.     1,  Mrs.  Willits; 2, Mrs. Rogers.  Best Scented Geranium. I, Mrs, Weekt,  2, Mrs. Palmer. .      <  Best Begonia. I, Mrs. Willita; 2, Mrs.  Willits.  Beit Fern (any variety). I. Mrs. Rogers;  Mra. J. Harvey, Jr.; 3, Mn. Meikle.   r  Best Home Plant, any other kind. I,  Mrs. D. Lloyd-Jones; 2, Mrs. Willita; 3.  Mrt. W. C. Cameron.  Bett Hanging Batket (grown by exhibitor).    I,  Mil.   Brent;   2,  Mrs. Rogers; 3,  Best Floral Decoration of a Dinner Table.   I, Mrt. Rogert; 2, Mra. Brent.  Beit Bridal Bouquet.    I, Mrs. Palmer;  2, Mrs. Chick.  Best Arranged Bouquet of Sweet Peaa.  I. Mrs, Weekt; 2, Mrt. Chick; i, Mrt.  R. W. Thomat.  Best Arranged Mixed Bouquet. "I, Mra.  Weeks; 2, Mrs. Chick; 3, Mrs. Cameron.  Best Collection of Annuals Sown in  1917. I.Mrs. Weeks; 2, Mrs.R.W. Thomae;  3, Mrs. Chick.  Best Collection of Perennials. I. Mrs.  R. W. Thomas; 2, Mrs. Chick.  Best Six Asters (not less than three colors). I, Mrs. Weeks; 2, Miss G. Sutherland; 3, Mrs. Chick.  . Bett Carnation (four colors). 1, Mrs.  Chick.  Best Zinnias (four colors). 1, Miss Sutherland; 3, Mrs. Weeks.  Best Double Stocks, four colors, 2 spikes  of each. I, Mrs. R. W. Thomas; 2, Mrt.  Chick.  Bett Swaet Peaa, six varieties, 4 stems  of each. I, Mrs. Binger; 2, Mrs. Dundas;  3, Mrs. Weeks.  Best Roses, four varieties. I, Mra.  Chick.  Beit  Collection   of   Panaiei.     I,  Mrt,  Chick; 2. Mrt. Dundas; 3, Mrt. Weeki.  Beit Collection Petuniaa. I, Mrs. Chick.  Best Six African Marigolds.   I, Mrs.  Willits; 2, Mrt. Wests.  Bait Collection of Nasturtiums. I, Mra.  Hill; 2. Mrs. Chick; 3. Mrs. Weeks.  Best Bouquet of Garden Flowers. I,  Ella Cameron; 2, Alice Palmer.  Best Bouquet of Wild Flowers. I.Ron,  aid Weeks.  Best Buttonhole for Gentleman. I, Alice  Palmer; 2, Willis Akeroyd.  LAURENCE LAMBERT  The celebrated baritone, who will  accompany Bona Hambourg here next  Wednesday. \  I AGBTWO  '������S.I   ,1..'  KEIsOWNA  KBCOIO  Thursday. August 9 thrl 917,  I'li in. '*������  H PEOFBSSIONAL AND -  ���t BTJSINISSS CAIDS "  i8'�� m ''  '   BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  I. C. Weddell.    ���' John P. Burne  KBLOWNA, B.C.  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA.  B.C  PIANOFORTE  MR. HAROLD  TOD  BOYD  has resumed hit teaching classes sad will  leccive pupils as before in hit studio-  Trench Block, Kelowna.  P.O. box 374  LAWRENCE BLACKNELL  Own;at tld Choirmaster St. Michael & AH Aageta'  ChurcV, U prtpoieti to teceWa pupil* for  Voice Production and  Pianoforte  Residence 216, Bume Ave.        Phone 223  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR or BUILDER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given for publicBuild-  ings.Town and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  F. W. GROVES  M. Csn.9oe.CE.  Consulting Clot! snd Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land Suroeuor  Surveys and Reports on Irrigation Works  Applications for Water Licenses  KELOWNA. B.C.  CLIFFORD G. BUCK  INSURANCE BROKER  Life. Accident, Sickness, Fire, Automobile,  Burglary, Fidelity Guarantee  Specialising in Insurance, therefore service  to the Aisured  Phones 217 & 216 Room I.Lccltie Blh.  Kelowna Dairy  is supplying a high-grade  quality of  Milk and Cream  Having gone into the dairy  business we want your trade,  and are prepared to give you  good service  NORMAN DAY - Prop.  As an ideal food Rice can  not be surpassed, and in  times like these especially,  when the cost of living is so  high, it wil) profit you to use  this highly ��� nutritious food  more extensively.  1 ry our newly-arrived.clean  highly-polished Rice.  The Japanese Store  Phone 112  AUCTIONEER  and  General Commission  Merchant  (Successor to J. C. Stockwell)  Second - Hmnd Goods  ion  fkm,*wiJjj*^Mm*y��  in Stock  Nest to the CP.R. wharf,  Kelowna  KELQWNK RECORD  fsMlslssi assay Tksmafay at tUtrmta,  JOHN LKATHUCY  SUHSCIUPIION  RATES  SI.10   Mr   Tsar:   TSe..   six   moatas. Salts*  Statss 10 osnts additional  AU sabscrlotloaa satiable la advaaas  Subscribers   at  tba rssrolar ra*s  eaa have  ���lira bapsn nraltsd  to trlsnds  at a distance  at HALF RATE. U��� TS Mats psr rsar.  This spselal prlvltaes   la   nraatad   tat   tbs  purpose ot eeVsrtislsaT tba ettv aad district.  AnVHtTISlNO HATK8  LODGE NOTICES. FBOmSIORU, CARDS.  ETC.. 28 osnts par eolassa tub mr smb.  (.AND AND TIMBER NOTICE8-S0 dan. SSt  SO davs ST.  WATER N0TICES-S9 lor Bra irusrtloss.  LEOAI.   ADVEItTISINO-Klrsl    loaartloa.    IS  cents psr lias: sach saboauuant laasrtloB. S  osnts par tins.  CLASSIFIED   ADVBKTISniBNTB -1 esats  ear word   flrst lassrtioa. t ssat psr word  each sobssoaant lassrtioa.  DISPLAY   ADVERTISEMENTS-Two  lasbss  and nodsr. 10 Mats par lad, lint lassrtioa  over two laohss 40 esats psr insa first   bv  ssrtioa:   20 osats psr Inch sach tabiMaant  lassrtioa.  All chariots In contract advartlsaawtits sartst  bs la ths hands ot thi printer   to   ~  svsnins to   insara   publication   la  the annual tax levy is used for paying interest and sinking fund on  debentures and another considerable percentage for school purposes, the general levy upon which  discount was allowed, remained  only a small item. Consequently  the inducement offered for prompt  payment was practically nil (last  I year on every $26 of taxes payable  only 60c could be saved by prompt  payment).  For years the council has protested against this system as encouraging deliquency, lately aeeking the  aupport of the Union of B. C. Municipalities. As a reault of this agitation an amendment was passed  to the Act at the last session of  parliament, authorizing a discount  on the whole tax levy. Thus this  year the prompt tax-payer will save  one-eighth or 12i per cent, of all  his taxes if he pays within the  specified period, a percentage  which few will care to lose if they  can avoid it.  if no further legal complications  intervene, the city will get quite a  substantial windfall as the result of  decision which has just been  handed down by the Privy Council in which an appeal of the  Canadian Northern Railway  against a decision of the courts of  British Columbia in regard to the  taxation of the company's lands  has been dismissed with costs.  The company haa hitherto maintained that all its landa were exempt  from taxation under its provincial  charter, and although holding considerable tracts ot land in various  municipalities which could not  possibly be . required for rsilroad  purposes, has refused to be liable  for any taxes,  Burnaby and New Westminster  were the first to contest the claim,  and succeeded in winning decisions in the B. C. courts on the  grounds that only lands actually  used tor railroad purposes were  exempt for the specified twenty-  four years.  The Canadian Northern Railway  decided to appeal direct to the  Privy Council. Burnaby and New  Westminster then joined in defence  of the appeal and came to an  agreement with the C.N.R. by  which the company and the municipalities agreed to abide by the  decision of the Privy Council aa  the basis of settlement in other  cases then pending. Agents in  London have now cabled that the  Privy Council has dismissed the  company'a appeal with costs.  Kelowna took a somewhat different coutse, and aold the company's land for delinquent taxes at  the tax sale in 1915. The C.N.R.  tried to stop the sale but were unsuccessful. Later they applied to  the courts for an order declaring  the sale invalid and decision was  given in their favour by Mr. Justice  Morrison, at Vernon. The citv  appealed against this ruling, and  up to the present the decision of  the appeal court haa not been  handed down, presumably waiting  for the Privy Council'a ruling.  The assessed value of the hold-  ings of the company in Kelowna  is approximately $60,000- quite a  respectable alice of the taxable  property of the city. To allow  this to become exempt would mean  an annual reduction of the city's  revenue by SI500 to $2,000. At  the time of the tax sale over $3,000  was already in arrears and since  then another $3,800 has become  delinquent. The law costs of the  city's defence have runup to about  $1300, so that as will be seen over  $8,000 is involved ���quite a little  nest egg these hard times,  It might be as well to make  dear to taxpayers this year the importance to them of the change in  the rate of discount for prompt  payment' Hither ta the Municipal  Act only gave authority for a discount of one-sixth on the general  rate. No discount was allowed on  taxes levied for school or debenture purposes.  Now in Kelowna and some other  cities where the larger portion of  Orders for  Local  Scouts  ���** meparbd-     Kelowna Troop   . Troop First j Self Laat  Edited by Pioneer. Aug. 7th, 1917  The following have not yet turned in their diaries and maps:- P.Ls.  Parkinson and Groves. Second B.  Davis, and Scouts Taylor, Rowcliffe,  Copeland, Marshall, Small and  Thomas. We have heard excuses  from some of these that they have  lost their diaries. They surely have  not lost their memories though, and  paper, pen and ink or pencil are  still available.  The following articles were returned from camp ��ith the troop  effects and the owners .are asked  to come and get them :- 1 pair  black stockings; I bath towl, white  with red stripes; I white bath towel  and half of a big white towel; I  billy and a tin. dipper.  e       a  a  We are  going to make a  very  serious effort this fall to get a bugle  band   going in the troop   and   if  there any gentlemen in the district  who could help us iu training the  players,  we would be very  much  indebted to  them indeed if they  would volunteer their services.  At  present we have one troop bugle,  and Mr. R. D, Sulivan has kindly  loaned us his.    vVe  have not   got  any   drums but it   is possible   we  may   be able to borrow them.   If  not  we ahall have to dig into   our  troop  funda and buy them if our  funds permit.   We expect though  that quite an inroad will be  made  into these funds by this years camp  expenses; wa hope to have all the  accounts  in within  the next  few  days   and   we  shall   then   know  exactly what our camp cost.  e       a  a  His Excellency the Governor  General, who is our Chief Scout  for Canada, is expecting to tour the  west this fall. If he comes to Kel  owna it is very probable that he  will inspect us, so before you spend  all vour summer's earnings, see that  your uniform ia complete. Remem  beting some of the fatalities at camp  we know that there are some of  the uniforms not quite complete.  Who was it that slipped home  from the ferry via the lanes and  by-paths ?  The war is going to cost the  people ofthe United States $107.35  per head for the firat year.  Over a score of America's largest shipbuilding yards have been  taken over bj the government.  The government of Saskatchewan paid $16,000 last year in  bounties for the destruction of  coyotes at $1 .per head.  The manufacturing of whole  meal bread in Canada during the  war has been recommended by a  committee of the Senate which has  been investigating the subject.  Plana for cutting a ship canal  across Scotland, connecting the  North Sea and the Atlantic by ���  voyage of only sixty-odd miles, are  advocated owing to the war and  the growing importance of the  British naval base at Rosyth, Naval  men expect that work on such a  canal will be begun as soon aa the  war is over and that the work can  be completed within three years.  PT^^I^i  ^gATS DIRT 1  CANADA'  gillett's  LYE  1 CLEAN5-0ISINFECTS-USED FOR 1  I SOFTENING WATER���FOR MAKING I  ��� HAROANtt.50FTa3M>- IQMJ. I  1 DIRECTIONS Wlffi EACH CAN.       1  After having been in operation  since the year 1886 the famous Rogers Pass is to be abandoned by the  C.P.R. and converted into a wagon  road for tourists. The right-of-way  has been handed over bv the C.P.R.  to the Parks Department of the  Dominion Government.  The construction and completion  of the Connaught Tnnnel haa made  this feasible besides, at the aame  tin e, affording greater safety for  the travelling public.  For over thirty years have the  C.P. trains been travelling through  the Pass and the many narrow escapes which many have had from  certain death whilst traversing this  route are enough to make one's  hair stand on end.  The snow sheds, known the  world over, are now being removed  and within the next three months  the notorious Pass will be a matter  of history around which many stirring stories might be woven and  read around the cabin fires on a  cold winter's night.  Rations For Canadians  Canada is to be put on rations  and there is to be a penalty if the  orders are not obeyed. W J.  Hanna, food controller of Canada,  has made recommendations to the  minister of justice that the people  of Canada shall be required to observe two meatless days a week,  two baconless days a week and  that every caterer in Canada who  serves daily twenty-five meals must  supply bread that is other than  pure wheat bread. The government, he says, must fix the penalties.  Potatoes From Seed  In an effort to restore the old  faahioned potato seed, an experiment is being made in the Washington university garden. The  fruiting berry of the potato, which  was found every where a genera-  ago and has now almost disappeared, was used to plant a patch, and  the fruiting potato plants are being  raised.  With them have been planted a  number of potato tubers in the us  usl way, and the latter have grown  much more rapidly than the slants  which have developed from the  seeds. The object in seeking to  produce potato seed again is that  crossing of strains can be secured  in this wsy, leading to a more  wholesome condition of the plant.  When propagation ia only by the  roots there ia no chance for cross-  fertilization, and the same strain of  potato will in time give out.  The experiment is being colt'  ducted under the direction of Assistant Professor John W. Hotson  of the department of botany.  A bill was paased Friday authorizing the declaration of war on  Germany by China. The President's confirmation needed to  make the action effective has since  bean given.  A decrease of 10 per cent, in the  consumption'of flour in England  in June is the claim made by the  national war savings committee as  \ result of the eat-less-bread cam  oaign inaugurated to conserve  Food.  "No one in Great Britain, France,  Italy and Ruraia or even in Germany and Austria haa any idea  how near we are to-day to the  summit of our hope," was the remark of Premier Lloyd George in  * speech Saturday.  Texas has 600,000 acres planted  to Spanish peanuta this season, a  ?ain of 218 percent, over 1916  figures, which were 275,000 acres.  Vlost of the peanuts raised in Texas  ire taken up by the cotton seed  mills,'which extract the oil from  ihe nuts. Peanut butter manufac  turers also favour the Spaniah  variety.  Kelowna Theatre  Wednesday, August  15  At 8.15 o'clock'  Boris Hambourg  The World's Greatest 'Cellist  Assisted by  Laurence Lambert  Canadian Baritone  Gerald Moore  English Boy Pianist  Reserved $1; Adults 75c; Children 50c  Plan of seats now open at Crawford's store  We have what you want in both Common and Finished  LUMBER  Doors Windows Shingles  Prices right.       Delivery prompt.       Satisfaction guaranteed.  Kelowna Saw-Mill Company. Limited  D. LLOYD-JONES - - - Mana.ing-Director  The KELOWNA THEATRE  Saturday���" Stage Struck," starring Dorothy Gish ; " A Bachelor's Finish."  Tuesday���Gail Kane in " The Men She Married."  Thursday���It Begins To-day���Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber in'  "The Voice on the Wire."   Serial.  August 22nd���" The Witching Hour."  Two Shows, 7.30 & 9. Admission, 20c & 10c  Pictures Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday  ADAMS  WAGONS  A CARLOAD of the celebrated Adams Wagons  due to arrive the first week in August   Do not  place your order anywhere else* until you have seen  them.  Here ag-ya few Reasons why you  should purchase an Adams Wagon;  nrp A I TCI7 they are made of the very best  DILv^/"\\JiJI���i materials, and Canadian made  throughout.  DCp AI TQp tnev' **ave ,toocl  the  '��'  of  tune.  DCp A T TCD the pieces of wood that go into  DIL\^/AvJ.Jl--i an Adams Wagon are piled in  the weather for SEVEN YEARS before going into  the dry kiln, and from there go into the wagon.  RFC AI JSF the gears are all clipped instead  RPPAl TQF thev baveallgot steel tires of  DEaV/r\*��/aJCa legal width to carry loads up to  three tons, and because they are the best wagons in  Canada and the cheapest in the end.  ELU0H&M0RRIS0N  KELOWNA  -   B.C.  For particulars apply to S. T. Elliott, phone 3108 or to  Thomas Morrison, phone 3202 Thursday. August 9th, 19(7  aCEiAwxat aac��M  PiSBTHME  Silk and Lisle Gloves  at Special Prices This Week  THOSE who desire to  purchase Gloves will  find this opportunity-  well worthy of consideration. The values are exceptional and the qualities  are represented in both  Silk and lisle.  Lisle Gloves, in Black,  fWhite, Tan & Navy 35c pr.  Silk Gloves in White and Black (double tipped) - 60c pr.  Phone 361 Kelowna  Printed Butter  Wrappers  ��� According to the new  Dominion Government  regulations all farmers  who tall butter either  to the stores or privately, are required to have  it properly covered in  a wrapper on whioh  MUST appear in pro-  minent letters the'words  "DAIRY BUTTER."  The 'tact it also em.  phatoed that nil butter  in tueh packages mutt  be of the full net weight  of listeen ounces, and  in default of seme a  fine of from $10 to $30  for eaeh offence is imposed. Whey butter  must be so labelled  even when mixed with  dairy butter, end 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:  IOOMTf��lJ5SnNfl$1.50  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 the price of butter  parchment (which hu gone up over 100 per cent) we  have been reluctantly- obliged to raise our prices slightly.  Nearly all this paper was previously manufactured in Belgium, and needless to say this supply has been entirely  cut off. Unfortunately there is no guarantee against further increases,, indeed, they are more than likely.  Kelowna Record  OK. LUMBER CO., ltd.  Are now completely equipped to supply all  your lumber needs.)  We have a large stock of local and coast  ROUGH AND HNISHING LUMBER  1  ''    r   '   ���  of high-grade quality and in splendid condition.  A complete line of  DOORS AND WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES  Misa L. Evans leaves this afternoon on a visit te friends in Nelaon.  Miss Gbwen returned on Friday  from a visit to the hot springs.  Mr. Harold Etter was up for a  day thia'rveek from Penticton.  Mr- and Mrs. Savage, of Calgary,  were visitors in town for a day this  week, motoring through the valley.  Mr. T. G. Speer was back this  week from the coast where he has  been living for some months.  Mr. and Mrs. W. Thorn are visiting town this week from Nanton,  Alta.  Rev. Ales. Dunn occupied the  pulpit in the Baptist church last  Sunday evening. Much to the  regret of the members and adherents of the church the Rev. A.  Evans haa at last felt it incumbent  on him to relinquish his position  aa supply pastor owing to'his state  of health and the arduous nature  of his other duties in life. It is  expected a new pastor will be  named soon.  The calendar issued by Mr. W,  Haug thia year, manv people may  have noticed, carried with it an  offer of a substantial prize to the  person who sent in the most suitable title for the picture. Mr, Haug  has just received word that a prize  of $10 has been awarded to Mrs.  W. Kirkby for the suggestion  "Love's Fairest Flower," she being  the only one in B.C. to win a prize.  The first prize title was " Garden  of Love."  Kelowna was visited this week  by quite a large party of wholesale  fruit men from Calgary and other  prairie points, who were looking  over the district making first-hand  acquaintance with the growers and  shippers. Representatives of the  firm of Plunkett & Savage made  up some fourteen of the party,  which consisted of Messrs. S. S,  and J. G. Savage, with a dozen of  their staff and salea force. Messrs.  J. A. Simington, of Moose Jaw and  H. C. Stockton, of Edmonton, of  the Nash houses, with Mr. R. M.  Winslow from the coast, also happened to come in at the same time,  Tuesday was spent in visiting the  various packing houses and also  in motor trips into the country.  Wednesday morning the visitors  crossed on the ferry with the intention of visiting the different  points down the lake.  ���   BIRTHS  CUSHING-On Tuesday. July 3lat,  to the wife of John Cushing,  Glenmore, a daughter.  MANTLE-On. Monday. July 30th,  to the wife of W. J. Mantle, a aon.  WARD--On Friday, August 3rd,  to the wife of G. Ward, a daughter.  The report for July show receipts  amounting to $ 119.05, which together with a balance of $47.04  from June makes a total of $166.09;  the expenses amounted to $113.43,  which leaves a balance in hand of  $52.64.  The following articles have been  forwarded to headquarters during  the past month :��� 53 suits of  pyjamas, I odd coat, 29 vermin  proof suits, 138 pairs of socks, 29  shirts, 23 ties, 3 towles. Articles  donated during the month; Benvoulin, 10 pairs of socks, 18 vermin proof suits. Okanagan  Mission, 6 day shirts, 11 pairs of  socks, 17 suits of pyjamas, bundle  of towels. A friend, 1 pair of  socks, Mrs. Swergfager 2 pairs of  socks, Mrs. Simpson 2 Pairs of  socks, Mrs. Jones I pair of aocka,  Mrs. Olds 2 pairs of socks.  WaYsidsf Material  on Every Garment  You Make by  Using  PICTORIAL  REVIEW  PATTERNS  The Simplest,  most Economical  Patterns made.  August Patterns  Mr, John Woolsey is in thia  week from Calgary.  Sergt. and Mrs. A. Scott, were  down from Armstrong Tuesday.  Mr. W. E. Adams came in Tuesday from the coast for a few days  visit.  Mr. M. S. Middleton, newly  appointed provincial horticulturist  arid Prof. Clement of the B. C.  University were in town over the  weekend.  Two small partiea of fruit pickers arrived from Victoria this week,  and are staving at the Joyce Hostel  which has been reopened. Anyone requiring fruit pickers can  apply there or to the Farmers'  Institute secretary.  A Chinaman, named Ah Hang  waa arrested Saturday on a charge  of having opium in his possession  He was brought before the magistrate and let out on $50 bail. Mon-  day morning, however, when he  should have come up again for  trial he failed to appear thus forfeiting his bail to the city.  A large number of the phones  at the upper end of the town are  out of business this week, and  aome difficulty was experienced in  locating the cause. This was finally traced to the portion of cable  which runs underground for a  ahort distance at the corner' of St.  Paul Street and a gang of men  have been busy for several days  taking it up and aplicing in a new  length.  Mr. A. E. Foreman, public works  engineer of Victoria, Mr. Athol  Stewart, of Greenwood, district engineer, and Mr. T. G. McAlpine,  of Summerland, district foreman,  were in the diatrict thia week looking pver matters connected with  their department. One of the matters which came under their  inquiry was the state of the government wharves. Strong representations have been made lately  by Mr. J. W. Jonea, M.P.P., as to  the need of repairs and enlargement of wharf accommodation at  several lake points, and a report  will no doubt be made on thia matter. The engineers are also going  into the question of Mission Creek  and the damage caused and likely  to be caused by high water.  MINC MACHINERY  EVERYTHING points to a bumper first crop of hay  in the valley this year, and its up to the farmers to be  prepared to cut and stack it. Look over your equipment,  and don't " hope your mower will cut if you think it won't."  We have an assortment of implements, which can be  delivered to you immediately.  McCormick Mowers, in 3j-ft, 4-ft. and 5-ft. cuts  Deering Mowers, in 4A-ft. and 5-ft. cuts  Rakes in 6-ft, 9-ft. and 10-ft. lengths  W. R. GLENN & SON  Pendozi Street Phone 150  ����K8����K8Ma��C8C8Dr^^  Weather Report For July.  Compiled   by G. B.   Biagar,  Jerman Hunt, Ltd.  July  I  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  II  12  13  14  15  16  17  18.  19  20  21  22  23  24  26  26  27  28  29  30  31  ly           Mas.  Min.  Rainfall   81    48....   80   ft.. 53....   78    54....   13  ��� 75    55....   79    46....  ��� 78    45....  ' 82    46....  *  1 81 ....   45....  ''.. .< 87    57...  t 86    52....  i 83    51....  ! 84    53....  1 87    55....  1 86    50....  i 82    53....   91    60....  ' 88    50   1 91    52....  ��� 89    60....  ��� ..87    55....   84    58...  : 80    52....  1 73. ..   47.:..  1 78    45....  ��� 80....   54....  i 83    51....  r 78    65....   05  1 65    51 ...   15  1 70 '   47....  ��� 65    50....   II   ���..76    40....  Baby Powder  Careful mothers know that baby's  akin needs something better than  ordinary Talc, to protect the tissue.  Johnson's Baby  ' Powder  it the mother'i safeguard, having  had its origin in the medical  profession. Its purity, antiseptic  properties and dainty fragrance recommend it to all the family.  Price 25c  P.B.WillitsJCo.  REXALL DRUGGISTS  Phone 19       . Kelowna. B.C.  Pathe Phonographs  The Pathe Sapphire Ball (needle)  Eliminates: Scratching Noises  Changing Needles  Destroying Records  It plays the records of all or any other  machine.  Two Sapphire and one Diamond Needles  supplied free of charge.  "Sold" by the " ~'~  Kelowna Furniture Company  RANR-QF-MONTREAL  tSS YEABS (IS17-1917)  Capital Mis* ��� ���16,000,000  Rett .... 18,000,000  Total Assets (April 1917)380,806,587  "Saying for Victory"  is facilitated by the  Bank of Montreal, which  will receive your deposits at  Interest and convert them,  as thoy accumulate, into  Dominion Government War  Savings Certificates.  HEAD  OmCE.MONTREAL  D. R. CLARKE,  Supt, British Columbia Branches.  VANCOUVER.  P.   DsMoulis,    Manager,    Kelowna   Braaca,  ���RANCHES IN OKANAGAN DISTRICT  Arautr..,. Pastlctss. Sur  EsfcrW.        ���     Msclhe.     -      Vis  GREASE AND OILS  PRE5.T-0.LiTE Eichsais  ^ CHAS.  E.  SMITH PARAGE  QUICK AND SATISFACTORY  fREEAlR SERVICE  Phones: Office 232; House 236  TIRES, ore.  WM. HAUG  Masons' Supplies  HARD AND SOFT COAL  Phone No. 66 PAGE FOUR  KBLOWMA   UBCOM  Thursday, August9th, 1917  Council Fix Tax Rate  (Continued from Pain)  1.1  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  Uoal mining riichtat ol tba Dominion in Man'  itobn, .Soknulu'wuit ��ud Alberta, thu Vuko  'territory, the iN'urthwMi Tarritoriw, ud a  union ut tbu l luiiiut) o< I'-Mt'tli Columbia,  mv lie Icast'd for u term ol twentv-oM ve  L  an   nun-iul   ��� ��� ��� -i.it of  91   mi   acre. Noi  en' in .11 2.0UO acrM will be leaned to one  nitulicant.  Application (or the leaee muet be made bv  be r.: -.-.\ in in: mi to the Atteni or Sublimit ol the iiiT.tr.ft in whi>h thu ri.hu ud  ht'd  (or  are uituatod.  In no-vayad territorv the laad] awt  ha  d��  t-nbud i.y eeotmiti or leir.il eubdivis,out ot  t-fii-.U'.. and ia unmred fn-iwrr iht  root opi'liud Ior "ball bt) Btakod oat b* Uu  i">lictmt   himHelf.  Bitch ttppliculiuii must l)e ntcomDitiiiod bv u  I i- ol  ;.'i  whioh will be relmoded it the nnlita  pplwd foi ore not available,  i m sot outer'  iho. A loyulty shull be paid on tho mor  hmitubl�� outtnii ol the mine at the rata ol  ve cvtita  our  ton.  The iH'inon opi-ratinv the tin no hull turnUl  lie ftoeot with uworri returns BOOOttntinff ii>i  til- lull li'.nuititv  ol  uiei'i linn mi r|���  t-nrt 1  mined  ml    utiv    tbe  .-���,������*   thereon.     If  the    ooal  mini;   n, lii-   are   not   Ulns   oiKimted.    h  Sturm     mIihII    be  (uiniiiliod  ��t   It-itHt  once  ��� In'  l.-aae will include tbe ooal minim* rislite  nlv, Inn   the   U<hmm> mav be tx-rmlttf-d to Du;  baae   wbutever   avuilable   eurfaoe  rlshti    mn  i --ii ,.i red ir-ifrtn.ni v (or tbe workiatr ol  he mine at the rate ol Shi an acre  Kor lull information applloatloi should be  lutie to tbe Secratnrv of the Deuartmeat o!  lie Interior, Ottawa, or to the Atrent or  ������:���'.��� ui   ol  Dominion  laniU.  W.   W. COOT.  DeputT Minister ol the Interior.  'N. H.���Untiiilliorited nnMirntlna of tall ad-  ������in -'in.-Nt   will  not  be nnid  tor.)  J. GALBRA1TH  Plumber and Steam Fitter  P.O. Box 81  Kelowna, B.C.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  AU Kinds of Repairs  BERNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  WANTED  BY THE  Okanagan  Market  as soon as ready���Grnvenstein and  Yellow Transparent Apples, yood  Early Pears, Ponds Seedling Plums,  Hyslop Crapa, Cantiloupes, Cucumber, Com, &c.     Good prices.  Phone 208 or call at our packing  house on the track near tllia Street.  AUCTIONEER  I have had over 21 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      .  Kelownn, B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. C. G. BUCK  Room   I,  Leckie   Block,   is   acting  as  afeent   in   Kelowna, and  will   make all  arrangements lor conducting of sales  Phone 217  Ford Car  FOR SALE  In  first-class   repair   and  condition  Apply  F. R. E. DeHART  CAR FOR HIRE  Apply Henry Burtch  Plione 180  Kelowna  27tf  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Estimates Furnished for all classes  of work  advice.  The monthly police repoit showed two cases only of " D. and D. "  during July. The report also included the result of a test of fbur  samples of milk taken from licensed dair\ men in accordance with  lhe bv-law :  D. C. Mrddleton      -    3.4  Norman Day    -        -    3.3  J. Birch -        -   3.3  R. Ritchie     - -    3.1  A letter from the Department of  Agriculture urged the council to  take up at onr-e the question of  noxous weeds nnd put in force  measures for their suppression  within the city.  The Fire Brigade wrote com-  pl.lining of a building which had  been erected in Water Street  agains' the provisions of the fire  protection by-law. It was stated  that rhift was being made fiiepioof.  /;-jacket of  /   WILSONS   \  '1PADS  HS���MQRFFtlES THAN /  SWORTlWlF ANY /j  feV-.F^CATCHERy  C'c^n ti handle. Sold by all Drug-  gists, G.'jcWa !.;:.! General Stores.  the fact that the fuel at the power  house was not likely to last beyond  the end of the year, and recommended that tenders be called for  a further supply of wood. It was  decided to do this.  Following is the repora of the  Finance Committee and estimates  for the year:-  Ald. Duggaan drew attention to  lo His Worship the Mayor and City Council,  Kelowna, B.C.  Gentlemen,���  Your  Finance   Committee beg to submit the following estimates  of revenue and expenditure for the current year:  SUNDRIES  Trade and Hotel Licenses  $3,100.00  Police Court Fines   425.00  Interest on Tax Arrears       2,300.00  Sundry Items     250.00  Office Salaries    $3,900.00  Printing & Stationery       750.00  Office Sundries      1,000.00  $6,075.00  5,650.00  Less charged to Light  Department     2,600.00  Interest and Exchange   Legal Expense   Council's Indemnity    Grants' ,   Special Reserve    General and Contingent Expns.  ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE  PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE:  Street Sprinkling Fees      Expenditure as per estimates   ...  Debenture Expense   HEALTH & SEWERAGE COM.  Expenditure as per estimates ...  Debenture Expense..   3,050.00  2,300.00  500.00  1,000.00  800.00  500.00  1,124.61  5.838.00  2,245,94  2.550.00  7,521.18  $9,274.61  3,350.00  600.00  PARK AND CEMETERY COM.  Expenditure as per estimates ...  Debenture Expense   FIRE PROTECTION AND  BUILDING COMMITTEE  Expenditure as per estimates  Debenture Expense      800.00  3,352.56  2,530.00  662.70  8,083 94  10,071.18  4,152.26  3,192.70  LIGHT & WATER COMMITTEE  Revenue as per estimates   Expenditure as per estimates ...     19,125.00  Debenture Expense      12,121.87  28,650.00  31,246.87  KELOWNA BOARD OF  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  Gvnmt. Grant for Teachers' Salaries  Exp. as per estimates..$l9,097.00  Lessamt.dueonl9171evy 510.77      18,586.23  Debenture expense       4,925.51  6,456.00  IMPLEMENT SHED DEPENTURE EXPENSE  23,511.74  74.01  $41,781.00 $92,95,7.31  Total Tax Levy         54,586.53  Allowance for rebate (one-eighth of one-half  oflevy) '.  3.410.22  $97,367.53 $96,367.53  The above tax levy is made up as follows:  General Levy 7   mills   $11,202.98  School Levy (City)        6.5   ���        10,867.05  ���    (District) 1,087.19  Debenture Levy 18.5   ���        30.929.31  Total rata   32  54.566.53  BIRTHS  AVENDER-On |uly 22, to  the  wife of  John Avender, a son.  CHURCH-On August 6, to   the wife of  Ambrose Church, twins (girl and boy.)  DROUGHT���On August 8, to tha wife of  A. E. Drought, a son.  IVES���On July 24, to the  wife of G. Ives,  a son.  LONGLEY���On  August I, to the wife of  W. Longley, a son.  It is proposed to hold a sale by  auction of horses and cattle on the  first day of the Fall Fair, as it is  felt that this should prove an excellent opportunity of getting an  interested crowd of buyers together and might in future years become  an important sale. Will those who  have horses, cattle, or young stock  which they wish to sell notify Mr.  Dalgleish, the secretary, as soon as  possible of their intention of entering stock for sale.  The Corporation of The City  of Kelowna  TENDERS FOR CORD WOOD  Tenders will be received by the undersigned, up to ten o'clock in the forenoon  on Monday, Oth August, for supplying  the City of Kelowna with one thousand  cords or any lest quantity of wood.  Thit wood mutt be cut and tplit from  whole green pine or fir into four font  lengtht before 15th September. No tap  or dead wood will be accepted.  Delivery mutt be completed before 30lh  November.  The price quoted mutt include delivery  and piling at the city'a power houae.  Paymenta of eighty per cent, of the contract value of the wood will be made from  time to time upon delivery. The remaining twenty per cent, will be paid upon  completion of the contract.  The lowest or any tender not necessarily  accepted.  G. H. DUNN,  Kelowna, B.C., City Clerk.  August 8th, 1917. 38-9  Rutland News  (From oar own enmsDotatsarti.  An unusually large oougreg���tion  filled the Methodist ohuroh on Sunday  evening last on tlie occasion of the  special patriotio servioe to coinmemor-  ate the ending of the third vear of the  war. During the course ol the servioe  al whioh the Bev. T. Griffiths gave an  Inspiring address, a further list of six  names whioh had been added to the  honor roll of the church were unveiled, the flag whioh covered the tablet  being withdrawn by little Ernest Hug-  lord. The new names were tiros.] of  Elwood Fleming, Enoch 'Mugford, C.  Craig, Claude Osterbauer, and Gerald  Parkin. During the unveiling the choir  snng "0 Canada." Mr. Griffiths read  over a list of the members who had  made the supreme saorifioe of their  lives in the cause, after whioh the  "Dead Maroh" was solemnly played.  ���       a  The sad news was received a few  days ago that Bert Dilworth, a former  Rutland boy, had been drowned whilst  bathing near Calgary.  Tn spite of the somewhat cooler  weather the Women's Institute social afi  the home of Mrs. Fleming was very  successfully held Tuesday evening. A  sum of about $20 was realized for the  Prisoners of War fund.  Mr. and Mrs. John CampooU are  suffering from the effects of n bud  runaway aooident which happened as  they were driving home from town  about a week ago. They had just  reaohed the outskirts of the eity when  the hone took fright at some cyclists  and bolted into the ditch, throwing  Mr. Campbell out. Further on th* rig  collided with a telephone pile, and  Mrs. Campbell was pitched forward  over the dash-board. Both were badly bruised and shaken, Mrs. Campbell  having several teeth knocked out.  A meeting of the water users of Butland affected by the failure oi the  water supply from the Central (rken-  agan ditch was held Tuesday ev<jning  to discuss the situation, Mr. .'. W.  Jones taking the chair. Mi'. W. E.  Adams, representing the liquulafor* of  the company, was also present. Several plans of action win discussed,  and it was finally decided to send a  resolution to the representative of the  bondholders in Vancouver asking that  they provide adequate storage to prevent a recurrence of the present disastrous shortage, or failing that requesting the government to assume  control of the system under tho pow  ere conferred by recent legislation.  RUSS SOLDIER'S FRIEND  Madame     Brusslloff's     Noble   Work  Among Millions of Soldiers  "The Little Mother of the Russian  Soldiers" was the term affectionately  applied to Madame Brusslloff, wife of  the heroic general whose brilliant  succession of victories over tha Austrians and Germans gained him worldwide renown. II is a name which fltl  her well, for from'the start of tha war  she occupied herself unceasingly with  works {or the good of the Russian soldier, and there Is not a soldier in the  Russian army who would hesitate to  write to her about his troubles. Every day she dealt with hundreds ot  letters not only from the soldiers, but  trom their wives and their children,  too. Clever, graceful, and accomplished, the wife of the famous general belongs to a family not only distinguished In rank and In military''tradition,  bat In the realms of Intellectual  achievements as well.  RICHEST FRENCHWOMAN  ���ermans Stole 1725,000 and Left Her  Rich  ' Mm*. Lebaudy, who lost securities  [to the value of $725,000 when the Prlns  Hendrlk was captured by the Oar-  Bans, could not be vary seriously inconvenienced by her loss. In pre-war  Mrs her fortune was estimate! at  $40,000,000, so she was th* richest woman In Franc*, and, ntxt to Fran  Jbopp Ton Hohlen, th* richest In Blur-  en*. Mm*. Lebaudy lived under an aa-  MMt name in order to avoid publio-  Mr. Her residence all th* year round  ;��k* * small flat la Versailles, when  Ih* iomsstic staff oonststed of on* aer-  Tant, who was assisted in th* work by  her mistress. Mme. Lebaudy distributed in charity nearly th* whole ot  her income, most of her donations being made anonymously.  Opposed Reprisals  Expressing "what we believe to be  a large body of Ohrktlan feeling," Ik*  Bishop ot Oxford, Dr. Scott Iidgatt,  General BramWall Booth, Lady at*!-  borne, and many others signed a pro-  teat against reprisals.  Finder* Ntrt Keepers  For being in unlawful possession of  25 gallons of clarift from a large can  picked up at sea, William Henry Baker, a fisherman vtas fined $65, double  the value and duty, at Folkestone.  Thomas A. Short, 50, waa accepted  at Liverpool for general servioe. Be  nerved In the Boer War and at. the  beginning oi this war.'  It is seooMed that on* oasiae dtp-  THOROUGHBRED BLOOD  GOOD FOR TROTTERS  Interesting   Argument,   Bated   on   Records, by John I. Madden, In.  Book and Intarvltw  John E. Madden, the great *wn*r  ot thoroughbreds, said In an Interview:  "As a breeder of both thorough-  brads and trotters I have* given mush  time to research, and It struck rns  forcibly that the warm blood of th*  race horse appeared close up In the  pedigrees of our greatest performers  at ths diagonal gait. I make no claim  that my littls book oontalns *v*ry  performer with thoroughbred bleod  as olose-as th* ssoond generation, but  Sost of them are recorded and there  a   sufficient   number to convince  *v*n   th*   most   sceptical   that   th*  thoroughbred Improves   ever/ family  with which he comes in contact."  "Half-brads" ware Good  Mr. Madden's volume on this sub-  loot shows that forty-five performers  In 2.80 or better were out ot absolutely thoroughbred dams, and ot these  Palo Alto, 2.08*4, was the champion  stallion of his day, while another, IDx-  presslve, 2.12%, was undoubtedly one  of the greatest three-year-old trotters  that the world has ever known. Her  campaign In 18$*, when she repeatedly heat the best of the old horses In  rag races ot split heats, made her  sensational performer of that  year.  Credit to .Stanford  Both of these great trotters were  bred by Senator Stanford at his Palo  Alto stud lu California, and It is largely due to tills expert's Judgment that  the thoroughbred received a chauo*  to show his quality in .connection with  the trotting family. Senator Stanford  btlieved implicitly in the thorough-  bred-standard-bred oross and lived  long enough to prove Its soundness.  Ot the forty-five performers whioh the  author designates as "halfbred trotters," there are famous ones, including Proof of the Pudding, 2.2814,  by Peter the Great, 2.07%, out  of Souveraine, by (Imported) Rayon  d'Or, a mare which haB thrown Gallant and other good winners on the  turf.  CANNON TO KILL ANTS  It Is hard to Imagine big guns killing  anythlnf except men and horses. In  South Aiflca and other tropical countries, however, they are used to kill  ants���the termites, or warrior ants.  These ants are as highly organized as  the Huns. Thay live In a republic  of their own, and are divided Into  classes of workmen, soldiers, and  queens. The workmen construct the  huge nests, the soldiers defend, them  and keep order, and the females, or  queens, are cared for by all the others.  The ant heaps of these particular ants  are often 20 feet high and pyramidal  In shape. Cattle climb upon them  without crushing them. A dozen men  can find shelter In some of their chamber*, and native hunters often lie In  wait Inside them when out after wild  animals���after the nests have been  deserted of course.  The ants construct galleries which  an- as wide as the bore of a large  cannon, end which run 8 feet or 4  feet underground. It we built houses  as big in proportion a working man  would live in a dwelling as big as a  nKuBld of Egypt. These ants are  frightfully destructive, and the only  way to kill them off Is to blow them  and their nests to pieces with guns  loaded with grape-shot.  ( WANTED! )  FOR SALE, light McLaughlin car, thor.  ,  oughly overhauled  and  newly painted.  New tires.   Apply Jones' Boathoute.  2ltf  FOR SALE, 22-ft. Motor Boat, in good  running order. Apply H. Burtch, Kelowna. 22tf  FOR SALE, 11 h.p. Eaton's Gasolene  Engine in good condition. Moubray,  Glenmore. 37p  TELEPHONE POLE; 126 FEET  Pole Weighing 8,000 Pounds and Re-  quiring Engine to Hoist  One of the tallest telephone poles Id  the world Is where the wires ot the  Pacific States Telephones Company  croBS the Chehales River, near Aberdeen, Wash. This pole is one single  stlok of Washington fir. 18 inches at  the butt and 8 Inches at the top. The  pole weighs 8,000 pounds and Is 128  feet high.    The stick was cut at a  Xolnt twelve miles distant and towed  own the river, where it was erected  by twelve.men using a twelve-horse  power hoisting engine. For making at.  taohments to the pole and raising it  a five-eighths steel cable waa employ.  ���d run through 10-lnch steel blooks.  Trul Box in Beat Filled from  Floor Trapdoor  A fuel box for the fireplace may bt  easily arranged so that It is nnnacea  WM  ^s^S^q jout--         isooaa ���  (Ths Fuel Is Placed In the Box by Pasi  Ing It Up through ths Trapdoors  _ In th* Fleer  Eto oarry the fuel through tht  g rooms, thus avoiding soiling  s and rugs. It may be tustalltd,  as shown, for a summer cottage, of  even In the living room of a home,  The fuel box Is built under the seal  ot a   comfortable   settle,   and ths  ��ood, coal, etc., are placed In tM  el compartment by passing it  through trapdoors In the" floor at .  oanter of ths box. Tha fual'ls pll��  it eaoh aid* ot the trapdoor behln,  a low partition, and the trapdoor!  are closed when not In use. Ths  teat ot the fuel box La divided at  the middle and hinged to swing  back. Suitable cushions should bj  .'provided for the seat���Popular Me  chanios.  <JK~?  erld's largest  eleotric  et Bvspiesa*, Fa.  SITUATIONS VACANT  HELP WANTED. Any person, male or  female, wishing for work, should apply  at the office of the B.C. Evaporators,  Ltd., Cawston Avenue. 34tf  WANTED, boy or youth to work on ranch,  used to horses and able to do a little  milking preferred. State waget. P. O.  Box 172. 36-7p  SECRETARY WANTED. Application.  will be received by the undersigned for  the position of Secretary of the Kelowna  Hotpital Society up till Monday, Au-  guat 13th. Services to begin September  I at. Apply, stating aalary, D. Leckie,  president. 36-8  MISCELLANEOUS  TO LET���Houae on Stockwell avenue, 7  roomt, intluding bdlhroom and "pantry.  Good ahed and garage. Apply P.O.  Box 201. 23tf  WANTED. Twenty.6ve White Leghorn  Pullets, March or April hatch. Sunkist  Ranch, Okanagan Centre, B.C.        37  LOST, Spectacles in tin case, bearing  name of Trench & Co, Return to Dark,  Shoemaker. 37  BOOK DEBTS FOR SALE  In order to wind up the estate, the Liquidator offers for tale the Book Debts of  Western Canners, Limited (in liquidation)  remaining unpaid on the 20th of August,  1917. Tenders for tame will be opened ^  on the 2ltt of August, 1917, when the  highest offer will be accepted. Full particulars may he obtained on application  at the Liquidator's office during office hours  on the days between the 15th of August  and the 20th of August, inclusive.     38-9  LOST, on main atreet, brooch formed of  a copper badge of the 137th regiment.  Finder please return to Record Office, x  STRAYED, a light-built bay mare, white  right hind foot, from C. Blackwood's  stable. Finder communicate with Mias  P. Raymer. 38p  Have a Few Thousand Dollars  to Invest  in snaps. What have you to offer ? Give  all particulars in first letter to Box C,  Record. 23tf-27tf  ICE  Delivered (or the season by contract or by the pound.   Apply  HENRY BURTCH  Phone 170 Kelowna  26tf  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  Ladies Wishing to Order  SP1RELLA CORSETS  Mrs. J. H. DAVIES  fa Boom No. 1, Oak Hal Mask, between the boon ot ftiJO and 8JO p.m.  on Saturday oi eaeh week, or at any  other time by nppomtsntsai.  The Corporation of The City  of Kelowna  DELINQUENT   TAXES  Notice it hereby given that th* Municipal Council haa fixed Thursday, 16th August proximo, at the last day on which  ratepayers will be able to pay delinquent  taxes lest the costs and expanses of the  1917 Tax Sale.  Kelowna, B.C.,  July 23rd, 1917.      G. H.'DUNN,  36-8 City Clerk.  City Park Restaurant  WANTED TO BUY  Chickens       Ducks       Eggs  QUON TAPE  P.O. Box 13 Phone 60  Corner Abbott Street and Eli Avenue  27tf  Kelowna Dairy  ia supplying a high-grade  quality of  Milk and Cream  Having  gone into tha dairy  business we want your trade,  and are prepared to give you  good service  NORMAN DAY - Prop.  *^*m*s^t*m*m*s****)0ss0Sw*im0sm%0S3m%mm^^

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