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Array tt#vb  VOL. VU1.   NO. 48.  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA. THURSDAY. OCTOBER 19, 1916.-4 PAGES  $1.50 Per Annum  Municipal Problems  Are Discussed at  Favor. Exemption from Taxes  of Church Sites  The annual Municipal convention to  whioh representatives Irom the various  cities of the province gather o discuss  matters relating to local ^government,  took place last week in V.rnon. There  were present aome 80 oi !W delegates  and the subjects discussed were many  and varied.  One of the most debated proposals  was one for tho * exemption ol ohurch  sites from taxes, which was supported by a deputation representing  the various religious denominations.  Mayor HoBeatb, ol Vancouver, who  introduced the subject, stated that nn-  lesB something were done to relieve  the:churches ol the burden of taxation  many of them, especially in the large  cities, would have'to clone their)doors.  The proposal aroused a great deal  of opposition, but eventually the resolution carriea by 24 to IB.  Support waB also given by the convention to the recommendation from  the Buraaby Women's Forum.that the  power i of the munioipal ballot be given to wives of soldierB on active service, and provision was further requested for single men on the lists  that they be allowed to vote bj|  proxy.  Besolutions were considered calling  for the internment' of all alien enemies  throughout the province, an amendment to the aot regulating vehicular  traffic, suggesting that all vehicles be  compelled to carry front and rear  lights.--' The government was also requested to erect a sanatorium at  Tranqu He for advanced oases of  tuberculosis, and to assume complete  management and operation.  The unsatisfactory operation of the  Soldiers' Relief Act with regard to  tax collections was also commented  upon, a��d rt- recommendation mode  that all assessments and tax levies  made or to belmado should not bo affected by the act, and that /instead of  all tax collootion proceedings bein.  absolutely barred ,as against a soldier  or sailor or his dependents, protection  should only .be given to those entitled  to it on proof being submitted. t  was farther suggested that of all such  proteoled taxes the government should  advanoe to, th* municipality 75 per  cent., to be repaid as collected.  An interesting paper on municipal  ownership of electric light plants was  given by H. A. Blakeborough, super-  intendent' of the Vernon plant (and  formerly of Kelowna).  Rutland News  (From aw ova GorrssDoad*nt.l  Miss Alder McDonald was a  visitor lo Vernon Saturday,  Clarence Duncan went up to  Vetnon yesterday by car.  Mra. Gray, Mrs. Plowman and  Mrs. Whitalcer were passengers to  Vernon Mondty, staying over until Wednesday.  The Women's Institute had a  moat succ-ssful meeting last Thursday, when donations in kind were  received for the Kelowna hospital.  A very hearty response was given  the appeal amd the hospital profited greatly by the gathering.  Canadian Casualties Reach  50,000 Mark  Up to Ootober 11th the total number-  of casualties among ollioera and man  the Canadian expeditionary force  s 52,078, according to figures compiled by the casualty record office, and  made up as follows: Killed m action,  6,134;i died of wounds, 3,120; died of  illness, 452; presumed dead, 1,000;  miBBing, 1,372; wounded, 37,393.  So many Canadian soldiers' wives  have followed their .husbands to England that the Soldiers' and Sailors'  Families Association has' opened u  special' department to deal with thoso  who find themselves stranded.  Sympathy from Sir Sam  The following letter has been  received during the week by Mrs  D. McMillan, mother of Serg. J  McMillan, whose death in action  waa announced in last week's is  sue:���  Dear Mra. McMillan,���  "Will you kindly accept my  sincere sympathy and condolence  in the decease of that worthy citizen and heroic soldier, Sergeant  John Lawrence McMillan. While  one><"���.not too deeply mourn the  -iciss of auch a brave comrade, there  ia a consolation in knowing that he  did his duty fearlessly and well,  and gave hia life for the cause of  Liberty and the upbuilding of the  Empire.  Again extending to you my  heartfelt sympathy,"  Faithfully,  SAM HUGHES  , Lieut-General, Minister of Militia  and Defence for Canada,  There haa been heavy snow all  over Saskatchewan thia week.  Mr. and Mrs. Mills, of the Lake-  view Hotel, went to Rossland Tuei-  day.  William Mitchell, an Okanagan  pioneer, died at Vernon last week  at the age of 82.  The following Okanagan names  appear among the lists of wounded  this week: Serg. G. L. Ormaby,  Vernon; Pte. E. Rae, West Summerland ; Serg. Hartley Simpson,  Kaleden; and E. McPhail, Penticton.  A battalion of colorei men is being  recruited in Truro, Nova Scotia, and  efforts are being made all over the  Dominion to get men. The battalion is  now. nearing war strength.  A report;compiled from German official casualty lists shows the total <ierr  man casualties in September as 179.  684, bringing up the totals since ehe  war    began from the same source   to  to 3,556,018.  \  It has been admitted in the lieioha-  tag that the potato harvest in Germany has been disappointing. The  shortage was due to a lack of seed  potatoes left over from last year. A  regulationhas been passed forbidding  all trade in seed potatoes.  An order-in-counoil has been passed  by the Dominion Government extending for another period of six  months the prohibition against  the entry of artisans and laboring immigrants into the province of British  Columbia.'  King Constantino, despite the growth  of the Venezelos movement, still continues to delay the plans for Greece's  entry into the<war. TheAthens oor  respondent of the Daily Chronicle declared that the King told the diplomat  he believed Germany would overrun  Roumania within fifteen daya, and he  feared Greeoe would meet with a similar fate if sho joined the Allies.  In completing the capture of Schwa-  ben redoubt, on the ridge above Thiep-  vnl, the'British took a prisoner lor  every yard ,o| front, or 280 for a fronli  of less than 300 yards, not to  tion the number killed by the artillery  preparation and in the hand-to-hand  fighting before tha prisoners surrendered.  Reports from the various points at  which recruiting for the British navy  is being carried on in Canada indicate  that considerable numbers are offering  themselves fori this branoh of tho Imperial servioe. It iB expected to raise  2,000 men by new years day.  The British Government has decided  to appoint a royal commission with  Lord Crawlord aa chairman, to take  steps necessary to ensure adequate  and regular supplies ol wheat and  flour, it having become clear that supplying wheat for Great Britain can no  longer be left to private enterprise,  Aooording to Athens despatches the  Entente Allies sent their ultimatum to  Greece because thoy had unearthed  royalist plot to fight the Entente. It  waB planned, the despatches add, that  ii the Allies should eeek to coerce  Greece into joining them and try to  force Veneqelos upon King Constantino  tho King should retirenortnwn'i alch?  the railway,'taking the troops witl  him, ootnoentrate at Trikala, in Thes  salyi, .'and lie entrenched there until Ithe  arrival of the German foroes, whemhn  would strike in unison with them at  the Allies.  Soldiers' Vote Gives  Mayor Jones an  Increased Majority  Hon. W. J. Bowser is Leading  for Sixth Place at Vancouver  Butter Prices Are  Soaring All Over  Dairy Farmers Are Getting  Benefit of Scarcity  1 hat there is a great scarcity of  butter throughout the country at  the present lime is the reason  given bv the wholesale dealers  lor the unusually high prices which  | fetching,  and   the   householder is  The counting of the votes British  Columbia soldiers taken in Canadian  camps   was   commenced at  Victoria   Monday,  and   althoughI beginning  to  wonder just where  final   and   definite returns are not t|)e ���j _|imb wi��� F_om  yet available, yet certain results  have already been made known  with   at me   degree   of   accuracy.  For the constituency of South Okan  agan 245 soldiers' votes altogether  were polled in Canada, nearly all  at Vernon und 'the various camps  of bridge guards. Of these 136  went lo Mayor Jones and 109 to  L. V. Rogers, or a majority of 27.  This added to the previous majority of 103 gives a total lead up to  the piesent of 130 vutea. There  arc still the results ofthe soldiers'  voting overseas to heat from, r.nd  will probably be cabled this weekend, but as only 86 voles were  cast in all for this riding the final  position could not be changed.  Mayor Jones consequently now  stands elected beyond any doubt  the only question remaining being  the exact amount of the majority  accorded him.  In the province at Inrge the soldiers' vote ha3 already produced  one or two changes, and possibh  when the complete returns are  known there will be more. Comcvx  and Delta have changed from Liberal to Conservative, while in Vancouver Premier Bowser has still a  fighting chance. Later reports show  that Premier Bowser has ov- rtaken  and passed the sixth man, Patrick  Donelly, by ten votes. Should the  old country vote run in the srme  proportions as . the soldiers' vote  in Canada, then Mr. Bowser -wrii  be assured his seat.  Of the two referendum votes  Woman Suffrage will,of course, be  confirmed by the soldiers with a  very-much increased majority.  Latest Prohibition returns showed the majority of civilians favoring  the abolition of the bar in B.C. to  be 91 10. The soldier's vote appears to have gone in most cases  slightly against the bill, but not  enough to make any substantial  difference in the ultimate total.  Since the 14th of September,  the date on which the vote for the  candidates was taken, very few  soldiers in   England   and    France  have cast ballots for the referenda. I,~ "   , "fi.;,-, ,  -, .       .        . . , . Ureal   bn'ain  Unly a tew dozen have do so since    r        t,ave   i0  lhat dale, and   the   expectation  is  that the deferred   vote   will be an  exceedingly light one.  The Prohibition campaign cost  the central committee about $21-  000, of which $14,000 was raised  in Vancouver. What the expenditures of the "antis" were in fighting the bill will probably never be  known to lhe public, but it Is certain that several hundred thousand  dollars must have been paid out.  The Prohibition organization is  to be maintained for the present  with a view to protection of the  act in parliament and also to provide for the proper enforcement  of its provisions when they become  law.  pward climb will stop  i 35c it has gradually crept up lo  | 45c and those familiar with market tendencies are expecting to  see 50c and even 55c reached  before the winter is over.  1 he dairy farmer, however, is  not worried. He is looking for a  more adequate retnrn for his winter f-eding than he has had for  some years past. Fiorn the first of  October the local Creamery has  j been paying to the farmer 33c per  pound for butter fat. This price  on the 23rd is to be increased to  35c per pound, and from present  indications it will be possible to  pay 36c per pound from Nov. 1st.  Valcartier military camp has  been finally closed for the season.  The United States government,  in reply to the governments of  France, Great Britain, Russia and  Japan on the treatment of belligerent submarines in neutral ports  consider the undersea craft should  get the Serine treatment as other  war vessels.  As a result of the recent confei-  ence of Scandinavian ministers at  Christiania the governments of  these countries have come to the  wise conclusion that it would not  bevpolitic at present for them to  take the initiative in any mediation  between the belligerent powers,  as it would aggravate both sides,  each considering that they were  butting in in an unneutral manner.  Must Observe Regulations  Regarding Tire Widths  Owing to the very heavy traffic  which is at present passing over  the roads, and the consequent liability to cut them up, the provincial  authorities are calling attention to  the regulations laid down by law  as to the loads which may be drawn  on wagons equipped with certain  widths of tire. The presumption  is, of course, that heavy loads on  narrow tires tend to greater injury  to roads than if there was a broader bearing surface. The regulations are as follows :  " Wagons and four-wheeled vehicles shall not, east of the Cascades, cany a load in excess of  the following:  On   tires   under   3 inches   in  width 2,000 lbs.  On tires 3 inches in width and  under 4 inches, 3,000 lbs.  On tires 4 inches in width and  under 5 inches, 6,000 lbs.  On tiros 5 inches in width and  over, 6,000 lbs. and over."  The reply of France and Great  Britain to the American demands  respecting Anglo-French interference with American mails on the  high seas and the unlawful diversion of, mail ships into British ports,  is an undisguised rejection of all  the state department's contentions.  The riote in effect admits in  principle, but denies in practise,  lhe\immunity of mail, which is re"  I cognised in international law.  md France assert  lave to inspect American  mails while seeking both contraband and enemy correspondence.  By a motion of the Calgary city  council the city is arranging a sale  of tax certificates to take the place  of a tax sale. Certificates with the  property in arrears as security and  wilh 10 per cent, interest or more  will be sold to the public, the face  value bei'g the amount of delinquent taxes and interest accumulated. By act of provincial parliament such certificates will be made  transferable ar.d will be subject to  payment in full on call. This  scheme is being taken from one in  vogue in Seattle and certain O:  gon cities.  Provincial Political Equality  League Disbands  Owingto the fact thnt the referendum  on Woman Suffrage having passed so  successfully, and therefore the objects  of the Provincial Political Equality  f.eague having been attained, a meeting was held recently in Victoria for  the purpose of disbanding. It was  also decided lo forward tne following  recommendations to thc local branohes  of the League: "That branohes of the  Provinciul Political Equality League  organize along the lines o*. non-parti-  zan educational work, suoh organizations to be composed of women only  or of men and women, as best suited  to the locality, I and also to preparo  for a provincial federation of such  organizations in the near future.'"  Private Harry Sands  Reported Killed  Was Amongst First to Enlist  from Kelowna'  The terrible sacrifices which the  war entaila are being brought horn*  to this district as the list of those  who have died fighting the Empire's battles grows longer. This  week a bereaved young widow  and three-year-old boy are mourning the loss of Private Harold  Frank Sands, who went from Kelowna in the early part of the war.  Private Sanda, who was only 25  years of age, came out from Sussex, England, to Kelowna about  four years ago. He waa for aome  time engaged on the farm of Mr.  J. E. Reekie. When the company  of R.M.R.'s was formed here hr  became a member, and when war  broke out he volunteered for overseas leaving with the first contingent from Canada. He was wounded slightly some months ago, but  had recovered and returned to the  trenches, refusing to take advantage of an opportunity to withdraw.  He was bent, he said, in one of  his letters on seeing the thing  through.  By a curious coincidence the  boy who brought to Mrs. Sanda  the telegram conveying the sad  news that her husband had been  killed also handed her at the same  time a letter written by him a few  days previously which is full of  hope and enthusiasm, and in which  he describes a dug-out which he  had constructed for himself.  Mrs. Sands is a daughter of Mr.  and Mrs. Mitchell, of Ethel Street.  Mr. Mitchell is at present enlisted  for bridge-guarding service, and a  son is now away with the 172nd.  The deepest sympathy is felt for  the family in their great loss.  THE -  Canadian Patriotic Fund  SIR HERBERT AMES, K.B.. LL.D., M.P., Hon. Secretary of  the Canadian Patriotic Fund at Ottawa, has consented to  address a meeting in Kelowna, B.C., on the aims and objects  of the Fund in connection with the great world's war,  To-morrow Night (Friday) in the  Opera House at 8  This will be a great opportunity for every on=  to hear one of  Canada's foremost public men speak upon this very important  and interesting subject.  THERE WILL BE NO ADMISSION CHARGE OR COLLECTION  AT THIS MEETING  GOD SAVE THE KING  Owing to the scarcity of labor recruiting has ceased in Fernie.  More than 145 words a minute havo  been sent in high speed wireless tests  in England.  A successful raid waB carried out on  Oborndorff, tho afternoon of the 12th,  by a large number of British and  French aeroplanes. Three planes failed to return.  In view of the continued garbling of  messages and breach of faith on the  part of the American International  News service, the British secretary of  state has directed that no representative of the International News Servioe  shall be permitted to use the official  press bureau, and that the agency be  debarred from tho ubo of all other  facilities for the transmission of news  ' until further notice.  Premier Asquith laBt week introduced a now vote of credit for ��300,000,  000. The vote is tho thirteenth since  the outbreak of tho war, bringing up  tho total to ��3,13-2,000,000. The present credit vote is expected to last  only until the endof the present year  and another request will be necessary  beforo Maroh.  Polioemon1 armed with axes wrecked  a soft drink establishment and   pool-  'room in Seattle lust Thursday, the  owners lioing arrested on a charge   of  'selling    liquor.       Stock    and fixtures  'valued at S4000 were destroyed. Mirrors were broken, and pool tables and  tho mahogany bar were chopped up.  Several packages of whisky were   con-  ' fiscated.  The Canadian branoh of the St.  ���lohn Ambulance Association is about  to embark upon an extensive first-aid  propaganda in Western Canada.    Col.  I Birdwhistle, tho general seoretary, will  ] visit the principal' cities land towns of  B. C. with a view to the (organization  j of    local   contreB and classes in first-  laid and home nursing.  I Sir Charles Davidson states that in  the course of a short, time he will  'place in tho hands of the Minister of  Justice his findings in connection with  all the matters relating to war purchases investigated by him since his  appointment as a commissioner about  eighteen months ago. NThese include  the sale of small arms ammunition by  the militia department, the purchaeo ol  horses, binoculars, etc Seven hundred witnesses were examined at the  various inquiries, and there are 6,000  files relating to the oases heard.  The course of the fighting in the  Somme region of the western front  shows a slow but s'eady progresa.  Though no outstanding successes  have been achieved for some little  time yet much ground of a valuable  nature has been nibbled away  from the enemy. In the Balkan  theatre the Roumanians have recovered somewhat from their temporary set-back and have managed  to resume the offensive at one or  two points, while the Russians are  continuing thoir tremendous efforts  to turn the tide of offensive against  the Teutons in Galicia and Volhy-  nia.  Mrs. Cowan and child left this  morning for the old country. Mra.  Cowan is a sister of Mrs. Dr. Campbell and on'y recently sustained  the loss of her husband, Capt.  Cowan, who was killed in France.  Hon. Walter Scott has resigned  the premiership of Saskatchewan.  The premier's action in relinquishing the office he has held for eleven  years was rendered necessary by  the state of his health.  Sir Thos. Tait has resigned his  position as director ol National  Service, to which he whs appointed  some time ago. He will br succeeded by R. B. Bennett, M.P. for  Calgary.  Winnipeg has decided to give  up the winter carnival idea with  its ice palace attraction and programme of sports in favor of a  campaign for recruiting and will  spend the $25,000 grant and subscription in that direction.  Rumors are prevalent in the  Federal capital that a general election is imminent. The Morning  Citizen states that a probable date  is December 4, but in the best informed circles it is believed that  there will be a session of Parliament before the government makes  an appeal to the country.  It is estimated in Ottawa lhat  more than twelve million dollars  will be added to the revenue receipts of the Dominion during the  month of November. This amount  will represent the proceeds of the  war tax on business profits provided for in last session's budget, and  which is payable next month. PAGE TWO  KELOWNA   RECORD  THUK8DAY, OCTOBER 19th, 1916  KELOWNA RECORD  JOHN LEATKLET  Mt��r tad Proprietor  SUBSCRIPTION   BATES  $1.6U    par    ysar;    75o..    til    monthi.   United  Stniei* 50 cent* additional.  All ���ubscrioliona Datable in advance  Sabicriberi   at   the  rnrular rat*   cao  have  extra  paper*  mailed  to triaodi  at a dUtanca  at HALF RATE. i.e.. 7ft cente per Tear.  Thit  ���peclal  privilege   {���   granted    lor    tbe  uurpoee ot advertieins the ritr vid dietrlct.  ADVERTISING RATES  LODGE NOTICES. PROFESSIONAL CARDS,  ETC.. ..!> cent" Der column inch ner week.  LAND AND TIMBER NOTICES-30 dayi. IV  60 dave  $7.  WATER  NOTICES-SO  tor live ineertlone.  LEGAL   ADVERT I SING-Firet    luertloo.    VZ  cente  per  line: each  eubaequent  inaertion.  1  cents  per  line.  CLASSIFIED    ADVERTISEMENTS -2 cente  oer word    llret  insertion,   1   cent  per  word  each subsequent insertion.  DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS - Two iaohni  and under. SO cents per Inch first insertion  over two inches 40 cents per inch liret in-  eertiom 20 cents per inch eaob aubeequent  insertion.  All chances in contract advertisement!) must  be in the hands ot the printer by Tuesdav  evening to ensure publication la tha next  issue.  Plans of National Service  Commission  A summary of the conclusions and  proposals already arrived at by Iho  newly appointed .commission o�� national service in regard to wayi;and  means of utilizing Canada's man-power  to the'.best advantage for the rest of  the war, was given out u few -days  ago.  There are four main recommendations. In the firat place an inventory  is to be made of the man-power still  in Canada, classified as far as poegiblu  to individual aptitudes for national  service and according to national economic needs. " The details as to how  this big task is to be worked out aro  still under .consideration. In the second place the director in eaoh district  is empowered to grant certificates and  badges to men who offer to enlist for  active military service, but who aro  declared to be giving greater value to  the state by remaining at work in  their own occupation. In the third  place, men who hereafter enlist and wr..  afterwards found by the district director to be more needed in ��� their old  occupation, may be released by the  military forces to resume that occupation. The fourth main consideration  is for the establishment of a women's  national service board, with a view to  registering the supply of woman labor  and securing the proper distribution  of that labor .'to fill tho places left by  the enlisted men. The active work of  recruiting for the overseas forces is  Btill left with the military organization.  To ��� carry out the policy outlined, it  was decided that as soon as the necessary preliminaries could be arranged,  the directors should proceed with the  organization in all parts of the Dominion of committees of women to h��  known as "women's national servioe  boards." The duty of these boards  is to ) be the registration of women  labor, the seouring where possible of  employment, locally, of such labor,  and the performance of other work incident to such duties.  Where considered desirable, advisory  committees composed of prominent em-,  ployees and others are to be, created  to cooperate with the boards, especially with regard to the securing ��� of employment for suoh labor as may b�� offered. The directors will also be expected to assist as far as possible in  promoting equilibrium between demand  and supply of woman labor.  It was the opinion of the directors  that the call on the' women of Canada  for national servioe along tbe lines in  dicated will meet with a hearty response, and that it will be possible  within a comparatively short time to  demonstrate to employers that there  is a large reserve of labor which has  hardly yet been called upon.  As a result of the tremendous losses  caused by nail throughout Saskatchewan | this year, the Munioipal Hail Insurance Commission alone loses over  *3,000,000.  The outstanding feature of the fortnightly crop report issued by thc  Saskatchewan department of agriculture is the shortage of labor to complete the threshing. From all over  the province reports show that when  threshing operations were suspended  owing to snow and rain, the men  stalled to return to their homes in  eastern Canada. This, added to the  recall of the sold era, will cause an  acute labor shortage directly work is  resumed by the machines. Only about  28 per cent, of the crop in Saskatchewan is > threshed.  Orders for  Locat  Scouts  1W PRCPAMB*      Kelowna Troop   .- Troop First;  Self Last  Edited by Pioneer.  Ootober 17th  Orders by command for week ending  October 28th, 1916.  DUTIKS:-Orderly Patrol for week,  Kangaroos; next for duty, Wood  Pigeons.  PARADES:-The Wolves, Otters.Kan  garoos, and Reavers will parade at  the Club-rooms on Tuesday, the 24th  in��t. at 7.15. The Curlews, Eaglos,  and Wood Pigeons will parade at the  same time and place on Wednesday,  tho 25th inst. The combined Troop  will parade at the same piaeo on Saturday, the 28th inst.  Recruit I. Thomas is attached to the  Wolves, and Recruit C. MoKenzie to  the Curlews.  The,Kangaroos won the competition  in connection with the tendorfoot'.varb  on .Saturday last with a fetal cf 53  points out of a po.ssitrU 60. Mter-  them came the Beavers with 19 points;  the Wood Pigeons with -1S._; the Eagles  with 47.; the Curlewi with 37; and  the Wolves with 33.. The Patrol  LeadorB were not allowed to compete,  and as the Otters only nail a Pat*v>I  Leader! present at the Parade they did  not obtain any points.  The figures are eloquent and speak  for themselves wltho-it any fuufcer  comment, but unfortunately of the  four leading Patrols none of them had  more than two present,and two of +3heni  only had one each, so it is impossible  for us to tell exactly how proficient  theso Patrols are in their Tenderfoot  work. Wo must ask the leaders, however to constantly keep reviewing this  work with their Patrols. We ahull  spring a surprise upon r.'u: lenders  some time Boon with a little examination all for themselves.    *  We have received the following from  head-quarters at Victoria for publication:���  BOY SCOUTS AID ZEPPELIN  VICTIMS  A Bucharest despatch itatas thut  when German aeroplanes dropped  bombs on the city, killing about forty civilians, a number of Boy Scout*  engaged courageously in muintaiuing  order among the entire populace.  What the Boy Scouts of Bucharest did  on this occasion was a repetition of  what Boy Scouts in different parts of  England have done under similar circumstances. .  In the early part of 1915 Bristol Introduced a praotical scheme for utilizing all her Boy ScoutB in'the event  of air-craft raids. The schema was  introduced with the one idea tof giving  targe numbers of Boy Soouts an opportunity to be prepared if the occasion should unhappily arise. The  scheme caught on with suoh enthusiasm that it was unanimously adopted  in other parts of ithe Continent. Nor  as recent history assures us, have the  Boy Scouta been found wanting when  the call to dutysounded.  In the event of an air-craft raid a  Scout's duty consists of assisting in  rescue work, procuring equipment from  the nearest Troop headquarters, sending for polico and other assistance,  calling attention to dangers from explosives and cables, giving first-aid  assistance, and performing numerous  other duties.  THE CHIEF SCOUT BIDS FAREWELL TO MONTREAL  His Royal Highness the Duka of Connaught, in his capacity as Chief'Soout  for Canada, said farewell to the Boy  Scouts of Montreal recently. In the.  course o! his very excellent remarks  the Chief Scout said: "It1 has been a  labor of love for me to do what I  could to forward the Soout movement  in Canada, and show my strong personal intesest in everybody and everything oosneoted with the great movement. But I am happy to say that  I by no means cease my connection  with the Boy Scont movement, because I am president of the BoySeouts  in England. During the five years I  have been Chief Soout here, it has been  a great pleasure t'o me to see how the  movement has progressed in Canada,  and the excellent work accomplished  This has been shown many times in  the rewards given to Scouts for saving life at the risk of their own. This  is as it should be���it is the duty am  the pleasure oi every good Soout to at  all times help others..  "Remember the Boy Soouts are bound  by their oath to be respectful to their  seniors, to help those in distress, to  behave in an honourable manner, so  as always to be a pride to the Boy  Scouts. You boys ere growing fast,  and will be the next generation In Canada. I hope you will always remember what you learnt as Boy Scouts,  and that when yon grow up you will  ���   ss  iiisiii nr�����sm���1MM���  A BOY SCOUT PRINCE  An interesting figure in the snapshot photographs of the recent meeting between the British Sovereign and  King Albert of Belgium on Belgian  soil, is a picture of Prince Charles,  the youngest son of the Belgian monarch, in Boy Scout uniform.  The Boy Scouts of Belgium figured  epeatedly in the despatches which  told of the German invaders' devastating march through that country two  years ago. Yet the German .fright-  fulness has not even accomplished the  destruction of the Boys' organization,  and it may be safely conjectured that  the conclusion of the war will witness  fi wonderful revival of the Boy Scout  movement in Belgium.  Items of: Interest to B.C.  Fruitgrowers  The National Apple Day of the United States is to be held on Tuesday,  October 17th.  Labor is very scarce in Washington,  nd fruitgrowers are experiencing considerable difficulty in seouring help of  the right kind.  Extra Fancy .Jonathans are selling  at $2, and Fanoy at SI .75 in Minne-  Jfepolis.  Extra F ancy Winter Bananas are  selling at $2.75, and Fanoy at $2 to  JQ.50 in New York.  The C.N.R. has 'issued it special and  competitive tariff for fruits and vegetables from stations on the C.N.R lino  in British Columbia to stations on tho  CX.R. and fi.T.P. in the prairie provinces. The carload rate on apples  from Kamloops to Edmonton is 67c���  the C.P.R. rate is 71c.  This week every dining car of the  C.P.R. throughout'Western Canada, B.  C. apples will be featured. This !b  being done at cobsiderable extra expense by the C.P.R. booauso they bef-  lieve that our apples should be given  prominence, and especially so when the  Calgary Soil Products Exhibition is  |on this week.  M. H. Devlin, M. L. A. for KiniBtlno,  Sask., has been sentenced to two  years and five months in prison.  always be loyal to your Sovereign  nnd your country, and do your! utmost  as Canadians to carry on the future  ef this great Dominion. I will take  leave of you with great regret. I  wish you every possible luck in your  future lives, and I hope you will, one  and all, do well- and i grow up to be ft  credit to Canada."  You are cordially  Invited  to inspect our new  Fall and Winter fabrics for suits and overcoats.  We give you a wider  choice of weights,  patterns, styles and  colors than any ordinary tailor offers, and  the garments made to  your individual taste,  will give you splendid  satisfaction.  The prices are surprisingly low. Why  not drop in today?  snsetl  F. HICKS  WILUTS BLOCK  Profit in: Cow Testing  There is an old saying that you cannot tell by the look of a frog how  far he will jump. It may be said too  that you cannot tell by the look of a  cow how much milk she will give. The  Babcook test and scale ore correcting  the judgments of men pertaining: to  the abilities of their cows, and several  thousands of cows, tested and found  wanting are sent i to the sh ambles each  year. In Wisconsin last year over  3000 cows went (this course.  A member of a cow-testing association in Wisconsin cited recently this  fact: "One little brown cow I offered  to sell to a customer' for 150, (rat ��� he  would not pay it, saying it was too  much. I also had one nioe-looklng  black and white cow. He offered me  875 * for this one, but I would not sell  her for 875." But weighing and testing each cow's milk brought something  to light as follows:  The Little Brown Cow gave 6,383 lbs  of 5.2 per cent, milk, or a total of  330 lbs. of butter fat,andshowed a (profit of $48.01.  The Black and White cow gave only  4,366 lbs, of 3.4 per cent, milk, or a  total of 146.9 lbs. of butter fat, iud  showed the magnificent profit of 38  cents.  The nice black and white cow, says  the writer in "Hoard'sDairyman," who  tells thc story, is now for sale at. ISO,  and the 'little brown cow does not  leave the barn for lees than 1100.  This one instance will pay the oow-  testing dues for three years.  There are innumerable instances of  this kind, but they, remain in d irkness  because the light is not turned on.  sJU^r  Fire swept through the business) section of Port Hammond, twenty-five  miles from Vancouver on tbe main  line of the C. P. R., early Friday  morning, causing a loss conservattv-  ly estimated at 1165,000 to 175,000.  ���lohn T. Scott, notorious in connection with the Vancouver plugging  scandals, who has been in Seattle for  some time, was arrested on Saturday  on a chargeof bigamy as he was making his way south. The warrant for  his arrest was issued at Vancouver.  s  A I? sC       have  a simple  0APS  function to per-  form. They  should cleanse  thoroughly and keep the skin  smooth and soft.  We know the soaps that have  honest merits; .ve got them  from dealers who have reputations to sustain.  You want Safe Soaps; we  want to sell them to you.  Safe Soaps of every kind at  reasonable prices.  P. B. Willits & Co.  REXALL DRUGGISTS  Phone 19 Kelowna. B.C.  Broken Windows  Are Expensive  Now that the cold weather is coming  on it is real economy to have all broken panes made good. It means less  fuel to burn, greater comfort, and  fewer doctor's bills.  We carry a large stock of glass and  can mend windows on short notice.  Storm Sash  will sdd much to the comfort of your  home during the winter months.  Furniture, Fruit Ladders,  Sash and Doors  REPAIR WORK AND JOBBING  S. M. Simpson ,  One door south of Fireball.    Phone 3)2  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 ��� ��� ��� Maaafing-Dirsctor  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  Coal miniag rights of the Dominion  in Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Albsw-  ta, the Yukon Territory, tke North-  west Territories, and in a portion ol  the Province of British Columbia, may  be leased for a term of twenty-oas  years at an annual rental of 81 aa  acre. Not more than 2,600  will be leased to one applicant.  Applications for the lease must bs  made by the applicant in person to  tke Agent or Sub-Agent of the distriot  in which the rights applied tor are  situated.  In surveyed territory, the load must  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey  ed territory the tract applied lor  shall be' slaked out by the applicant  himself.  Each applicatioa must be aoaom-  panied by a fee of 15 which will be  refunded if the right applied. Ior an  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the meishsM  able output of the mine at the rated  five oents per ton.  The person operating the mine "Sail  furnish the agent with sworn returns  acc0unting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. Ii the coal  rights are not being operated,  returns shall be furnished at least ons*  a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may  be permitted to purchase whatever  available surface rights m_y be eon-  sidered necessary for the working si  the mine at the rate of $10 an ��ere.  For full information application  should be made to the secretary oi  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion lands.  W. W. COBY.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B. ���Unauthorized publioatiosi ol  ihis advertisement will not be paid lor.  ssssssssassisssssssss  ���*    PROFESSIONAL AND  ������       BUSINESS CA11DS  �����.s�� .s>^.��..��. ����������������.���������������.��.���>.���.��.��..��. s��..��^..��  i  Peelers  Wanted  B.C. Evaporators, Ld.  BURNE & TEMPLE  |  Solicitors,  Notaries Public,  Conveyancers, etc.  KELOWNA. ::  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA, ::  E. G. WEDDELL  BARRISTER, SOLICITOR, an  NOTARY PUBLIC        11  9, Willie's Bloeh   ���   Kelotona,  PIANOFORTE  MR. HAROLD TOD BOYDJ  has resumed his teaching classes and|J  leceive pupils as before in his sti  Trench Block, Kelowna.  P.O. boi 374  I % GROVES  M. Caa.Soc.CE.  Consulting Cioll and Hytrin'' J  Engineer  B.C. Land Surveyor  Surveys and Reports on Irrigation Work I  Applications for Water License -      ! |  KELOWNA. B.C  Dr. J. W. Nelson Shephe f  DENTIST  r. 0. Box me Thou  Corner Pendozi Street and)'  Lawrence Avenue.  1  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR tt BUILDER  Plans and Specifications Preptt-j  and estimates given for publicBi  ings.Town and Country ResideM  JOHN CURTS, KELOWi  PHONE No.��  FRANCES A. PEARSOjl  Gives lessons in  Voice Production & Sin  100, Graham Street, N., Helot*']  Ladies   Wislung   to   Order  SF1BELLA   GOBBET  Pennsylvania Hard, $17.50       Taber Smokeless, $10.50  Princeton Lump $7.50 Princeton Nut t^-SC*,  TERMS CASH  Phone  66  W. HAUG  P.O. Boj.  166  , Attention!  The manager of the Apple Evaporator is now ready to'1  buy all good culled apples, fallen, bruised, scabby oi(  otherwise. ./  This is an industry which means money found for the  rancher, and as every industry is an asset to the city, it  is up to you Mr. Rancher to say whether these home  industries shall thrive or have to close up for lack oi  material.   Rush in your culls���any quantity.  The Orchard City Evaporating Co.  Corner Ellis Street and Cawston Avenue ,V ?HUaSDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 1916  KELOWNA   ftBCOU)  PAGE TOMS  ATTRACTIVE STYLES IN  NEW SUITS  Handsome New Suits for Winter Wear are now being shown in  Tweeds, Velvet and Serge.   The styles are all in keeping with  the prevailing fashions and every model  is reasonably piiced  which makes them doubly attractive.  Phone 361  Kelov  A Bargain in Crockery  \Y/E have secured a Bankrupt Stock consignment of  ** Dishes in Blue and Gold band pattern. These  will be offered for a short time only, in sets of 110  pieces, at $12.75 per set. Call early as we have only a  few sets at this low price. Following is detailed a  Sample Set:  1 doz. Cups and Saucers  I doz. 4-inch plates   I doz. 6-inch plates   I doz. 7-inch Soup Plates ....  I doz. 6-inch Plates   I doz. Oatmeal Plates   1 doz. Fruits           2 Flat Dishes. 12 z 14-inch  2 Belters     2 Salad Dishes   2 Bowls   2 Jugs   I Pickle   I Gravy Boat   I Covered Dish    I Sugsr         110 pieces..  .. $1.50  ... .90  ,., 1.10  .. 1.35  .. 1.50  .. 1.00  .. .60  .. I;25  .. .55  .. .55  .. .20  .. .50  .. .50  .. .30  .. .90  .. .40  $12.75  Kelowna Furniture Company  Buggies, Democrats  Single Work Wagons, Double Work  Wagons,   Ploughs,  Harrows, Cultivators, Seeders, Single Driving Harness,  Single Work Harness, Sewing Machines, Refrigerators,  Dressing Tables, Side Boards, Kitchen Tables, Sets of  Drawers, Kitchen Tables, Chairs of all kinds, Cook  Stoves, Ranges���  Anything you have for sale sold  on commission  If you want to buy or sell anything see  STOCKWELL, the Auctioneer  -  TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES  Mr. Wm. Douglas, of Peachland,  is a visitor in town this week.  Mrs. Robbins was a passenger  to Vernon Tuesday.  Miss Pughe, of Jerman Hunt's  store, returns tomorrow from a  visit to the coast cities.  Pte. Bill Halliday was a visitor  in town last weekend from Cow-  nid, where he is stationed with the  102nd R.M.R.'s.  J. N. Cameron went down to the  coast Tuesday having planned a  little hunting trip in that neighbourhood.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Rowcliffe  left Tuesday for Calgary, where  they will visit the Fair which is  being held thia week.  The Kelowna Implement Company, Ltd., are selling all kinds of  first-class horse blankets at less  than current wholesale prices.  The Ladies' Aid of the united  churches will give a Halloween  social on the evening of Tuesday.  October 21st. Everybody welcome.  A charge of 25c is to be ma.de.  Kelowna is to be visited some  time next month by the Gwent  Welsh Male Singers. The name  Gwent is Welsh for Monmouthshire, the county from which the  singers come from. Further details  will be announced later.  As advertised there is to be a  public meeting in the Opera House  to-morrow (Friday) night at 8, ir  the interests of the Canadian Pa  triotic Fund. Sir Herbert Ames,  K.B./LL.D., M.P., secretary of the  fund at Ottawa, will be the speaker and there will be a few musical  items. No charge will be made for  admission, nor will there be any  collection.    You are invited.  The Equal Franchise League  holds meeting on Thursday evening, October 26th, at 8 o'clock,  at the house of Mr. and Mrs. R. II.  Kerr, 19, Lake Avenue. After the  brief business of electing the annual committee, a vote of thanks  will be passed to the men who  voted justice to women, and topics  of equal laws and of the Dominion  Franchise discussed. All comers  are welcome at the meetings of  this the only debating society in  Kelowna.  The Women b Auxiliary of the  Church of England are arranging  for a novel form -of entertainment  for Saturday afternoon. November  4lh, at Mrs. Crawford's residence  in Parkdale. A " white elephant  tea," it is hoped.'will give everyone  a chance of disposing of many  articles which have ceased to be  of use or attraction to themselves,  but would find a cherished home  with someone else. Bring along  your white elephants, the more  varied the merrier, and exchange  them for the modest sum of 25c.  Tea will also be served for 25c  and a hearty welcome and amusing afternoon is assured to all. It  is hoped by the W.A. to raise a  goodly sum to help meet the winter  expenses of the church.  Mr. Geo. Peabody went up !o  Vernon yesterday.  Serg. Charlie Groves was in for  the week-end.  The usual English church service will be held at Rutland n��xt  Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock.  Mr. Jose Rosbi', anivr d in town  this week, after spending the summer at Trail.  Mr, Geo. Meikle was a passenger for Vancouver by Sunday's  boat.  Mr. and Mrs. O. Svean desire to  extend their sincerest thanks to  the two anonymous benefactors  who very materially assisted them  this week.  The Rural Deanery Chapter met  this week in St. Michael's church  vestry. There were present: the  ven. Archdeacon Greene, of Kelowna; Rev, E. P. Laycock, Vernon ; Rev, H. A. Solly, Summer-  land ; Rev. J. H. Cleland, Penticton ; Rev. H- King, Armstrong ;  and Rev. A. V. Despard, Oyama.  Mr. and Mrs. D. McMillan and  family wish to take this opportunity of thanking the many kind  friends of Kelowna and district  for the many expressions of sympathy in their recent sad bereavement. It would be impossible to  do this individually but they would  like to make particular mention of  the McKenzie Co.'s kindness and  the many letters and flowers sent  in.  Mr. Alf. Notley had the misfortune last Friday to lose the charn-  ion bird of his large pen of Silver  Campines. These birds are Mr.  Notley's pet hobby and the one in  question was an extensive prize  winner and very valuable. He  suspects sneak thieves are accountable for the loss.  The Women's Missionary Auxi  liary of Knox church, will hold  their meeting in the Sunday school  hall on Wednesday, October 25th.  at 3 p.m. As this is the regular  thankoffering meeting, those having mite boxes are requested to  return them. All ladies of the  congregation are cordially invited  to attend and hear the Presbyterian  report and share in the special  offering and social half-hour following the meeting.  On Monday evening the Rev.  E. P. Laycock, rector of All Saints,  Vernon, gave an interesting talk  on " Gothic Architecture" in th  parochial mission hall. Mr. Lay-  cock's remarks dealt chiefly with  church architecture, and by means  of lantern illustration*, showed the  successive stages in the development of the Gothic style from the  simplest forms to be found in the  ancient churches to the elaborately  ornate and beautiful examples  which are to be found in the stately cathedrals of the old country  Apart from the instructive nature  ol the lecture the pictures shown  awoke many pleasant recollections.  Archdeacon Greene presided.  as  Nailers  WE are busy unpacking more new  Fall Goods and keeping the  prices down to Cash basis. The very  low prices we have been making on  our high-quality merchandise have  brought throngs of eager buyers to us.'  We want every man and woman in  this city and district to come and view  the store and see the fine goods we  are opening out for your inspection.  By selling on our Cash basis plan  where we have " no leaks," we can  sell better goods for less money. We  carry one quality���The BEST. Come  and see.  J. F. Fummerton & Co.  ��� THE CASH STORE   Oven is a wonderful baker. That's because  the heat flues completely encircle it  MFOaiyS  *&Qild@ satisfies the most exacting  M\gM*fyv cQQfc on every point. Let the  McClary dealer demonstrate the fact.       ���  On Sale at the Morrison-Thompson Hardware Co., Ltd.  "s^m^^of^oo^^^  W. R. GLENN 6c SON  Pendozi Street Phone 150  Implement Department  Potato Diggers Feed Cutters Root Pulpers  Stock Racks'      Buggies        Democrats  Webber Wagons  John Deere Plows     Delaval Cream Separators  Harness Department  Heavy and Light Harness Blankets  Whips        Riding Bridles  Trunks Suit Cases Club Bags  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 FINISHING LUMBER  of high-grade quality and in splendid condition.  A complete line of  DOORS AND WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES  Send him your  PHOTO for XMAS  There is nothing will please  him better  Prices from $1.50 upwards  Hudson, Stocks I Co.  JAPAN RICE  6c per lb. (the superior quality)  RICE BRAN  lie  per  Ib. (an economical food for  the chickens)  The Japanese Store  Leon Ave., Kelowna  AUCTIONEER  1 have had over 21 y ears' ��������  perience in the Auctioneering  business, particularly in the  line of Cattle, Farm Implements and Household Furniture; and this experience is  at your disposal. It means  better results from your auction sales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for  an Auction Sale should tee or  write to  G. H. KERR  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 195, Reeid.no* at  Kelowna, B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. G. W. CUNNINGHAM  Pendozi Street, is acting aa agent la  Kelowna and will make  all  arrangements (or the conducting ot sake PAGE FOUR  KBLOWWA  UCOBD  THUKSDAY, OCTOBEB 19th, 1916  [ WANTED! )  FOR   SALE  MANGELS FOR SALE - About 20  torn, to be ready for delivery about  the 15th ol Ootober. What ofTers.  P.O. Box 448, Kelowna.  FOR SALE-Ford car, $300. Everything  in good running order. Apply D.  Leckie. 44t(  PRIVATE SALrToF FURNITURE at  Mrs. Oxley's, Beach Avenue, from 10 to  12 daily. x  FOR SALE, 5 x 4 film camera in first-  class condition. Cheap for cash. Apply  254. Kelowna. 47  FOR SALE, Pedigiee Berkshire Boar. Apply Wolleston Ranch, Vernon Road.  47-9  FOR SALE, about 70 Berkshire pedigreed  young sows and boars, from 3 to 5  months old, and brood aows, also three  mares and one horse. Apply J. L. Pridham, Box 49, Kelowna. 4Stf  ALFALFA FOR SALE, about eight tons.  A bargain. A. Vernier, Ellison.       48p  SITUATIONS VACANT  WANTED, ranch livestock man (married)  Must be a good milker and thoroughly  experienced in care ot cows and pigs.  Apply, giving references and experience,  to Box A, Record. 34ti  WANTED, middle-aged Woman for general housework.   Small family.   Apply  Mrs. J. Morrison, R. R. No. I, Kelowna.  44tf  TO RENT  HOUSE TO LET, 6 rooms and bathroom,  all modern conveniences, on Richler  street south. Apply box T, Record  Office. 48-9p  WHEN BUYING YEAST  ..INSIST ON HAVING.  THIS PACKAGE  HOUSE TO RENT, Furnished, eight  rooms with bath, on - Bernard Avenue.  $15 per month. Apply Harvey 6c Dug.  gan. 48tf  MISCELLANEOUS  WANTED TO EXCHANGE 160 acre  ol land in Saskatchewan. Property  fenced, running water, good transportation, part plowed, fair build  lags, Ior small fruit farm. What ol  fers.    Apply Bex 254 Kelowna,    4trtf  FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.-160  acres at South Okanagan. Have a  clear title, free Irom all encurabr_nce,  taxes paid up. Would sell cheap lor  caBh or 'exchange for cattle. Apply  P. 0. Box 251. 1-tf.  WANTED, small Furnished Bungalow  for few months. Apply P.-O. Box ISO,  Kelowna. 46p  LOST, Monday, little girl's string pearl  beads, keepsake from soldier brother.  Reward at Parker's Jewelry Store.   48p  LAND REGISTRY   ACT  Section 24  In the matter of an application for du.  plicate certificates of title number 8972a  and 8973a issued to John H. East and Andres G. Bjorn respectively each for an  undivided half interest in Lot Two Thousand Three Hundred and Thirty-Seven  (2337), Group One (!), Osoyoos Division  of Yale  District.  Notice is hereby given that it is my intention at the expiration of one month  from the date of first publication hereof  to issue duplicate certificates of title covering the above land to John H. East and  Andres G. Bjorn respectively, unless in  the meantime I shall receive valid objection thereto in writing.  Dated at lhe Land Registry Office, Kamloops, B.C., this 4th day of October, A.D,  1916.  C. H. DUNBAR,  47-51  District Registrar.  Glenview Dairy  When ordering MILK, order  the  BEST;  the cost  is just the same  Phone 2302 JAS. B. FISHER  | KELOWM-WEST BANK  STEAM FERRY  [SIB  DECLINE SUBSTITUTES  AUCTIONEER  1 have had over 21 years' experience in the Auctioneering  business, particularly in the  line of Cattle, Farm Implements and Household Furniture; and this experience is  at your disposal, It means  better results from your auction sales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for  an Auction Sale should see or  write to  G. H. KERR  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 195, Residence at  Kelowna, B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. G. W. CUNNINGHAM  Pendozi Street, is acting  as  agent in  Kelowna and will make  all  arrangements for the conducting of sales  PIANO TUNING  Alvin E. Perkins, expert tuner  and regulator, intends being in  Kelowna sometime during this  month, making his regular calls.  Orders may be' left wilh Mr. Sutherland at the Furniture Co.  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Estimates Furnished for.  of work  illclai  C. Nicoll  Dray and Transfer Agent  Phone 132  Will move you quick and cheap  NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS  SOUTH OKANAGAN SCHOOL  Regular scheduled service now  in operation as follows :  Leaves Kelowna 9 a.m. 3.30 p.m.  ���    Westbank 9.30 u.tn , 4 p.m.  EXTRA SERVICE ON  WEDNESDAY 8c SATURDAY  Leaoes Kelotona II a.m.  Leases Westbank 11.30 a.m.  TERMS GASH  JAMES I. CAMPBELL  Phone 108 or Phone 100  SEALED TENDEBS, superscribed  "Tender lor South Okanagan School,"  will be received by the Honourable,  tho Minister of Public Works up to  12 o'olook noon ol Friday, tha 13th  day of Ootober, 1916, for the erection  and completion of a two-room school-  house and wood shed at South-Okon-  agon, in the Okanagan Electoral District.  Plans, specifications, contract, end  forms of tender may be seen on and  after the 26th day of September, 1916.  at the offices of L. Norris, Government Agent, Vernon; J. Mahony, Government Agent, Court-House, Vancouver; C. C. Fuller, Secretary of School  Board, Okanagan Mission; tnd the  Department of i Public Works, Victeria.  By application to the undersigned  contractors oan obtain a oopy of the  plant, and specifications for the sum  of ten dollars (S10), which will be refunded on their return in good order.  Eaoh proposal must be accompanied  by an accepted bank cheque, made pay  able to the Honourable the Minister  of Publio Works, for a sum equal to  twenty per cent, of tender, whioh  shall be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract  when cnllekl upon to do so, or ii he  fail to complete the work contrasted  for. Tke cheques of unsuccessful ten  derers will be returned to them upon  the execution of the contract-  Tenders will not '.be considered unless  made out on the forms supplied, sign  ed by the actual signatures of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes  furnished.  The lowest or any tender1 not  sarily accepted.  J. E. GRIFFITH,  Deputy Minister of Public  Works Engineer.  Departmentof Publio Works,  Victoria B.C., September 38rd, 1916  46-7.  The Potato.  Early  History Associated With   The  Elizabethan Period ...  When Sir Walter Raleigh decorated  his already over-decorated Elizabethan  tunic with a potato blossom, people  suspected that back of it all rbhere was  a mild form of lunaoy.  But when he ate the tubers and  also recommended others to do the  samo they ohanged their minds, that  is, they no longer considered if a  mild form.  Tho potato:belongs to the same family ol plants aa the deadly night-shad,  which is extremely poisonous. We  know it to be a common notion in  medieval times that if one member ol  a family were guilty of crime the  whole lot were; eligible for punishment.  Consequently the potato was condemned.  Could Sir Walter have looked forward two or three hundred years and  have seen hia pet tuber taking first  place i in popularity among vegetables,  could he have known that in the  twentieth century it would furnish a  quarter of the food eaten by the  white race, he would have based hie  hope for poethumus fame not upon hia  ability to soothe the somewhat peppery temper of his soverign with  shiploads of Spanish gold, but upon  his potato patch.  The potato is put to a greater variety of uses than is any other vegetable. An Irishman once selected  a bushel ofj them as a duelling weapon  with the result that before hall  were used his antagonist ran away.  Many thousands of bushels are [now  usocl eaoh year in the manufacture of  alcohol. They are also fed to hogs  and cattle and are an excellent fattening feed. ...Much of the starch  used in the laundry business is furnished by the .potato. Prince Edward Island is an important seat of  this industry. .  This vegetable is a native of America. It grown wild in Colorado,  and under similar conditions along the  slopes of the Andes.  Its early history is not authentic.  It was cultivated in Peru and Mexico  when the Spaniards visited America  in the Sixteenth century. In all  probability these sailors introduced it  into their own country.  Some say it was introduced into  Britain by Sir Thomas Harriot, and  not by Raleigh aa is popularly supposed. However this may be, we  know that it was the latter who advocated ita use as human food and  who first caused attention to be directed towards it.  In lo56 potatoes were introduced into Ireland. In that year a, plot of  then was planted near Cork. At first  they met with much opposition, but  by those who did not use them they  were, like Niagara Falls, very highly  spoken of.     ,  Shortly after this (iuocn Elizabeth be  oame a convert to the use of the potato, and it was served on her table.  Etiquette made it impossible for anyone to refuse to partake of the new  dish. But this did not increase its  popularity. Several members of the  court asserted that they had been poisoned by the tubers and had only .escaped death. Strange to say, the  Queen aquiesced to the wishes of her  courtiers, and potatoes were not served again.  But though prejudice may oause delays, its effects are .never permanent.  The potato soon became recognised aB  an important article of food. Opposition to its use seemed to disappear  almost in a single season. Soon  housewives began to wonder how they  had ever succeeded in preparing the  family dinner without the aid of the  now most popular of vegetables.  The original tubers were round and  color they were every shade between  white and black with the exception  ol green. Ihis oxception is a good  about, the size of a large chestnut. In  example ol the irony al nature- Three  hundred years of plant breeding and  selection has done much to modify  the size,, shape and color, also the  flavor of the original vegetable.  J. GALBRAITH  Plumber and Steam Fitter  P.O. Box 81       Phone 5705  Kelowna, B.C.  ^-l^.'^^^"^N^^--^^S^V^.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All hinds of Repairs  BBRNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  Test io Current Information  If you want to test your knowledge  of current information, you might find  it illuminating to try answering the  following questions:���  1. What is meant by the Triple  Entente?    The Triple Allianoe?  2. Name the Balkan States,  of Bulgaria speak?  3. .What language do the inhabitants  4. What is the capital of Roumania?  01 Bulgaria? Of Serbia? Of Montenegro?   Of Albania?  5. What and where is Gillipo'i?  The Vosges?     Saloniki.  6. Is the ruler of any other country  other than Russia called a czar?  7. What is the difference between an  emperor    nd a king?  . What relation is the king of  England to the Emperor of Germany?  9. Who is the King of Prussia?  10. What is a dirgrble? A monoplane? A periscope? A mitrailleuse?  A Zeppelin?  11. Name six neutral countries.  12. Why does the U. S. secretary ol  State, in his letters to ioreign powers,  sign his name simply "Lansing" without giving his first name or initials?  13. What is an ultimatum?  14. What language do the people of  Switzerland speak? The people pf Belgium?  15. What other republics are there  in Europe besides France and Switzerland?  16. What is meant by the term  "hyphenated American?"  17. Tell something about the following persons: Brand Whitlook, Beth-  mann-HoIlweg, Pontcaire, Asquith,  Grey, Joffro, Kitchener.  18. Where are these places: Riga,  Bagdad, Warsaw, Monastir, the Marno,  Louvain, Hartlepool? Tell something  concerning eaoh place in connection  with the present war.  19. What does persona non grata  mean? Soixante-quinze? Boche? Piou-  piou? Tommy Atkins? Cossack?  Huzzar?  20. What is meant by Italia Irri-  denta?  21. What is a censor? A minister?  A consul? A charg d'affaires? An  envoy extraordinary?  A SOLDIER'S PHILOSOPHY  While you are at the war you ar��\  either ii/ lhe trenches or out ol them.  If out ol them, don't worry. If in  them, you are either wounded or not.  If not, don't worry. If wounded,, you  are either seriously wounded or ss&ly  wounded. H the latter, don't worry.  If seriously wounded, you will either  die or get better. If you should get  better, don't worry. If you die you  can't worry.  So the best thing to do is to pack  all your troubles in your old kit bag,  and'Smile! Smile! Smile!  Trying to do business w thout advertising is like winking at a pretty  girl through a pair ol green goggles.  You know what you are doing bat nobody else does.  WlLSfoN S  FLY PADS  WILL KILL MORE FLIES THAN  \ $gQ-��W0RTH  OF ANY  ���STICKY 1 LY CATCHER  Clean to handle. Sold by all Druggists, Grocer* nnd General Stores,  Germany haB produced a marvellous  war machine, but its statesmen are  liars, its officers brutes, and its sold  iers mere machines, only food for cannon.���Lord Robert Cecil.  I-   ��  Dr.  MATHISON  Dentist  KELOWNA   ::   B.C.  Do You Like Good  Tea and Coffee?  We can give you almost any old kind of Tea and  Coffee, but there are two kinds of each which we take a  peculiar pride in.  McKenzic'8 Blue Tea, put up in Mb. paper packages,  is the best Tea value we have in the house.  50c per pound  McKehzie'a Kenzetta Tea, put up in three-pound  paper packages, is an excellent second value. -  3-pound package for $1  Our own whole roast Coffee, freshly ground in our  electric mill, is a hard coffee to beat.  50c per pound  Our own blend Coffee makes a good second. Freshly  ground. 40c per pound  We take great care in our selection of these Teas and  Coffees nnd when you use them you will like them.  The McKenzie Co., Ld.  Phone 214  Our motto: " Quality and Service'  Thomas Lawson,  LIMITED  \Y/E have just received from the makers of  " PROPER CLOTHES " a fresh supply  of Men's and Boys' Suits. These were purchased  before materials had risen to their present high  prices, and are excellent values.  Our stock of Boys' Bloomers has also been replenished  fl   While we have a full stock of Ready-to-Wear Clothing, if you would"-���  rather have a Made-to-Measure suit we can show you a splendid range  of samples from two of the best wholesale tailoring houses in Canada.  Give us a call and look the patterns over.  fl   Did you notice our window-trim of Fall and Winter Underwear ? We  have some dandy lines for you to choose from.  <J It's a little early to talk about Rubbers, but  don't forget that we have a very complete stock  of the celebrated GRANBY RUBBER FOOTWEAR, when you need any.


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