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Array Mo>CavvtOvri��\  KcloUnm Uttovb  ���*,*\\\XkX\:  ���^e-VioyiBis  VOL. IX.   NO. 36.  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA. THURSDAY, JULY 26, 1917.-4 PAGES  $1.50 Per Annum  > Council Meeting  ~ Monday Morning  1 Fix Tax Sale for Wednesday,  October I Oth  The city council held a meeting  | Monday   morning  at  which Aid.  , W. C. Duggan presided, Mayor  Sutherland being unable to remain  [ owing   to    another    engagement.  1 There was little business, however,  and the  meeting was brief, being  | followed  immediately by the sit-  , ting of the municipal Court 'of  Revision.  Included in the correspondence  was a letter from the Rev. J. Ferguson Miller,  of  Penticton, secre-  : tary of the Union Sunday Schools  of that city which organized the  picnic to Kelowna on Thursday,  July 12th, thanking the council for  the use of the city park for the  day's outing. It was mentioned  that one of the party had had the  misfortune to break the pedestal  of one of the drinking fountains  during a race, and the writer requested that he be informed of the  cost of repairing same.  The clerk stated that an estimate  had been received of $42 for renewing the porcelain pedestal, but  in order to ascertain if there was  any cheaper way of making the  repairs, Aid. Rogerson was requested to make inquiries.  Aid. Duggan reported on behalf  of the light and water committee  that it had been decided to recommend to the council that the salaries ol the second and third  engineers at the Power House be  increased. This meeting with the  approval of the council a resolution  was put through that the salary of  E. Fowler be raised to $1 10, and  that of J. S. Wilson to $ 105 from  the first of 'July.  Aid. Rattenbury reported that  private loans to the council am-  mounting- to $7500 had become  due and payable, and a resolution  was passed authorizing their renewal.  A resolution was also put through  giving authority for the enforcement of collection of tax arrears by  means of a tax sale to be held Wednesday, Oct. I Oth. The last dav  for payment of tax arrears so as to  avoid costs and expences incident  to the sale was fixed on Aug. 16th.  A list of accounts was presented  by the finance committee and passed after which the meeting adjourned.  third Anniversary of Declaration of War  A suggestion, emanating from  the provincial secretarys office was  read at Monday's council meeting,  was to the effect that in commemoration of the third anniversary of  the declaration of war, some sort  of celebration and meeting of citizens should be held in accordance  with a movement in the United  Kingdom and elsewhere throughout the Empire.  The Central Committee for  National Patriotic Organizations in  London has issued a notice on  the subject, containing the text of  a resolution which, it is suggested,  should be moved at all meetings,  namely :-  "That on the anniversary of the  declaration of a righteous war, this  meeting records its inflexible determination to continue to a victorious end the struggle in the  maintenance of those ideals of  Liberty and Justice which we the  common and sacred cause of the  Allies."  The purport of this movement is  to emphasize the unity of all the  communities of the Empire in their  unwavering determination to  crown with victory the great cause  for which the war has been undertaken.  The matter waa laid on the table.  Charles Rupert Somerville and  Miss Nellie Irene Elliot, both of  Peachland, were married Tuesday  evening in Kelowna at the parsonage, Rev. E. D. Braden officiating.  Reported Wounded But  Died Same Day  Week by week adda some new  name to the list of Kelowna men  who have given up their lives in  lhe war, and already the list is a  formidable one, A few days ago  a telegram came in to say that Pte.  Alex Watt had been badly wounded. This aad to say was followed  Tuesday by the news that his  wounds had been of so serious a  nature that he had died the same  day. The case is a particularly  sad one, in that he leaves a wife  and three young children to mourn  his loss. The youngest child he has  never seen, it having been born a  few weeks after he left for France  with the 172nd.  James Alexander Watt was verv  well known and popular in the  district, resided here and worked  in various capacities for' some  12 years.  He was of English parentage  and-a native of Paignton, Devonshire, where he was born 33 years  ago. The greatest sympathy will  go out to the beieaved wife and  little ones.  Madame Joffre Helps Welcome Pershing  Fire Warden Appointed for  District  The agitation which was aroused  regarding the need of a fire warden  in the district, and which was  brought to the attention of the  Minister of Lands last Saturday  has apparently borne early fruit  for on Tuesday, Mr. G. C. Melrose  was down from Vernon for the  purpose of appointing a fire warden for the district. The choice  fell upon Mr. R. D. Sullivan, than  whom it would be difficult to find  a better. .  Mr. Sullivan knows the country  for miles around Kelowna.probably as well as any man here, having  had a varied experience as hunter  and trapper, guide, and for some  time as game warden. Just now  when forest fires are threatening  in all directions, the appointment  will give a feeling of greater  security to all.  A "homey" scene in Paris when the American commander nnd staff nrrived.  Behind 'Madame Joffre is General Pellctier, French attache on Pershing'a staff,  and on the Marshall's left are General Dubail and his little son.  Irrigation Difficulty is Laid Before  Visiting Minister of Lands  Hon. T. D. Pattullo and Water Comptroller Young Personally  Investigate Unsatisfactory Local Conditions  Establish Fruit Transportation Department  Mr. G. E. Mcintosh of the Dominion Government Fruit Branch,  was in town last week in company  with R. G. L. Clarke, chief fruit inspector, who ia in charge of the  newly-created Transportation Department of the fruit branch.  Ihis new branch for the encouragement of the fruit industry  is devoted wholly to transportation  in its various phases in relation to  the fruit business, now one of Canada's chief industries.  Mr. Mcintosh, who is directly  under Fruit Commissioner Mr. D.  Johnson, says that the government  now realizes that while they have  done much to assist and encourage  the fruit grower in the production  of fruit, the equally important  phase of the industry, that of getting fruit to market, has been  largely neglected. Mr. Mcintosh  will represent fruit growers and  fruit shippers, and will take up  with the transportation companies  any complaint and in every way  try to obtain the best service at the  lowest possible cost. Where matters cannot be satisfactorily adjusted with the railway companies,  questions in dispute will be placed  before the Railway ('omission.  The serious situation which  has arisen in the Okanagan this  year due to the partial failure  of existing supplies of irrigation  water to meet the needs ui on  unusually dry hot season, coupled with a. greatly increased production, was thoroughly well  ventilated last- week-end during  [the visit oi thc minister ui lands  the Hun. X. D. i'allullo, and ul  lhe water comptroller, Air. Win.  Voting, who came in response io  an urgent wire, ironr Mr. J. W.  Junes, Al. r. 1'. Owing to the  damage being done to crops by  the continued druught and hot  sun, and the threatened iaiijre  altogether oi several oi the systems to keep up the water supply, the people ut the distruv.,  farmers and business men alike,  have been aroused to a dtgite  'such as never before, and manv  oi the farmers are indeed threatening to pull out oi the district  unless some relic! is iorthcom-  ing. In consequence oi this  strong ieeluig oi discontent, it  was determined that the Hamster oi lauds and the water  comptroller should be given' '/a  thorough uudeistdud-ng ui the  menace under which ihe iacuu-rs  were working.  The party motored down Irom  Vernon luiduy tvenvig and were  met at the Kllison schoolhouse,  where a large assembly of the  farmers oi the district, together  with some thirty oi more oi  the business men who had motored out irom town. There was  no room left for doubt as to  the   state of feeling at U'lucn,  Matriculation Results  In the recent High School third year  examinations 6 candidates out of 15 from  Kelowna passed whose names are given  below. Miss Dorothy Blalcey of the King  Edward High School. Vancr.. secured the  highest number of marks, her total being  929 out of 1000, the numerical standard  of the tests.  Margaret Clarke  738  Norah Vivirri Jones    735  Margaret Blossom Buck  .730  Earl Beynon Howard  687  Thomas Ralph Bulman  676  Frederick Gearge Whitehead  622  as one after another of the  | farmers oi the neighl irhooj  pointed out the great linancial  losses which the failure of the  j water meant to them this year,  and urged that the government  j bestir itself to relieve the situation.  From there the party motored  down to Rutland, where in the  ichoolhouse a crowd which  overflowed into the hallway  had gathered to lay their entv-  ances before the minister. The  chair was taken by Mr. Hond,  and here, too, the several s|>( alters were very emphatic as to  the seriousness of the si' nation  which confronted tlui��.  Mr. S. T. Elliott, who was the  first speaker, apparently voiced the  unanimous feeling of the meeting  when he put forward a resolution  asking the government to take  over the storage   reservoirs  and  main canals.leaving separate water  municipalities lo take over the distribution systems.  A proposal was also discussed  at th'is meeting to afford temporary  relief to the Rutland and Ellison  districts by tapping the Belgo  ditch and using the surplus water  from that source, and a committee  was appointed to enquire into the  matter.  Mr. Pattullo spoke briefly at  both meetings, referring to the  legislation which had been passed  at the last session dealing with the  problem. He declined to enunciate any definite policy for the  government, being there rather to  hear the subject discussed by the  water users themselves. Regarding the resolution for the government to take over the storage  reservoirs, he could not say they  would not adopt that plan but he  promised that it would receive  consideration.  Saturday morning was devoted  to visits of inspection to the different irrigation systems, and tit one  o'clock a luncheon was held at the  aquatic pavilion at which some  sixty people were 'present." After  partaking of cake, fruit, ice cream  and other refreshments, the meeting settled down to a serious discussion of the matter in hand.  Mr. H. F. Rees, president of the  Board, took the chair, and brief!)  recounted the purposes for which  the gathering had been arranged,  namely, to meet the hon. Minister  of Lands and the water comptroller and discuss the critical problem  arising out of the stortage of irrigation water. Although always more  or less ot a problem the present  desperate situation had come, said  Mr. Rees, like a bolt from the blue.  All indications had been for a record crop this year, when the present water shortage had come to  threaten the whole district with  disaster. The business men were  concerned as n uch as the farmers,  and the meeting had been called  to meet the Hon. Mr. Patullo and  Mr. Young, to see if some plan  could not be formulated to relieve  the situation, and to provide  against its recurrence. A resolution was submitted asking the  government for assistance in providing immediate relief and also  calling upon the government to  take over the storage reservoirs  and main canals. This was moved  bv Mayor D. W. Sutherland who  remarked that the visit of the Minister of Lands at this time was fully  appreciated, especially as he believed it was the first time a min  iater of the crown had visited the  district apart from election times.  The seriousness of the irrigation  problem, he believed, had never  been thoroughly understood by  the government, nor had they fully  grasped the size or capabilities of  the valley, or something would  have been done long ago. He estimated the total crop of the district this year as 5,000 cars and it  was highly important that this large  quantity of produce should not be  lost to the nation. It was not  merely a matter of individual farmers, nor even merely a provincial  matter. It was a nation-wide matter as most of the vegetable crop  was being evaporated for the feeding of the allies.  Mayor Sutherland attributed  much of the indifference of the  government to the fact that this  was an unorganized district. An  organized district would have got  its own taxes and had sufficient to  maintain its reads, 6tc. We did  not and our roads were in a deplorable condition. The taxes were  large, too, much of the land being  assessed at $300 to $500 per acre,  so that what we ask the government to do is our right and not  something we are begging for. The  district had a right to expect the  government to take hold of the irrigation problem.  Speaking of the Agricultural  Credits Act Mayor Sutherland  maintained that it was little use  lending a farmer money if his land  was -unproductive from lack of  water. He could not repay the  money. If the government had to  rectify the conditions created by  shortage of water probably the  loans would not be required.  He agreed that it was quite right  for the government to keep expenditure within its revenue, but here  was a matter of necessary capital  expenditure ���there was no reason  why the government should not  borrow money to take over irrigation storage reservoirs and main  canals. Such an outlay would be  self-supporting and revenue-producing, and a legitimate purpose  for borrowing money.  The farmers had-put up with the  present conditions a long time, for  they were long-suffering. If they  had not been they would have  been in rebellion before this. He  trusted the government .vould see  that immediate attention was given  to it.  Mr. D. Leckie who seconded  the resolution said that it was because the irrigation problem was a  serious matter and would cost a  lot of money lhat the government  had dodged it so far. But it had  become so important and necessary that something had to be  done. There were many difficulties  in the way, but the beginning and  the end of them was that people  who had bought the land and paid  for water were not getting it, and  they looked to the government as  the only ones capable of relieving  the necessities of these people.  For if they were not relieved it  was going to mean the ruin of the  whole valley. There were many  conflicting and it would be impossible to please everybody, but the  farmers were the first to be considered.  Every year the trouble was repeated, some years worse than  others, but this year the continued  drought had brought matters to a  head. The people had been suffering patiently for a long time but  now thev were going to roar and  roar, and roar, until thrjj got satisfaction. The successive members  of the government in the past had  promised to give serious consideration, but that was as far as they  had got. He hoped that as the  present minister waa giving his personal consideration to the problem  it meant that he would deliver the  goods.  The resolution was carried unanimously with a standing vote.  A further resolution proposed  by Mr. L. E. Taylor and seconded  by Mr. M. Hereron asked for the  appointment ot a fiie warden in  the district, pointing out the danger to the water supply through  dastruction of the timber on the  watersheds if these were lef unguarded.  The Hon. Mr. Pattullo being  called upon to apeak said he was  pleased the gathering had been  called under the   auspices of   the  (Oontloned on Pairs 4.)  '   Mr. Frank Treadgold "and  his  wife came in to-day on a visit.  Old Hand Fire Engine  is Interesting Relic  Dates Back to San Francisco's  Early Days  Judging by a letter recently received by the city council the old  hand fire engine which haa reposed  for many years in a tumbledown  shed next to the fire hall on Water  street is again to become the subject of negotiations, as the fire department of San Francisco, to  which city the engine originally  belonged, is showing a disposition  to make tentative offers for its possession.  This old pump which at present  looks like a mere heap of useless  junk buried deep in dirt and cobwebs, is in reality a most interesting relic, and a link with the days  when the west was was really "wild  and woolly" and steam engines  and railroads had not come to  drive away romance. It was San  Francisco's first fire engine.  In the early days when first the  golden magnet was bringing the  crowds from all parts of the world  to make a city of 'Frisco, the flim-  sily built houses and stores run up  in hundreds made the frequent  outbreaks of fire the citizens'greatest terror and to put them out was  everybody's business.  Fire-fighting was made a popular sport, and the rivalry between  the different "fire companies"  would make a modern baseball  league look like a reading circle  by compaPison. Men who had  made fortunes in the mines and  were ready to spend them threw  themselves into the game and money was lavished on all kinds of  equipment. A fire alarm was the  signal for gay outfits with firemen  in gorgeous uniforms from all parts  of the city to issue forth and endeavor to break the last record to  the scene of the conflagration and  the accidents arising from the race  were sometimes more serious than  the fire itself.  Kelowna's old hand pump belongs to the beginning of that era  and naturally the western city is  anxious to get it back. It has had  an adventurous career, being sold  first to New Westminster, no doubt  to make room for some more ornate equipment. Then Vernon  acquired it and finally a few of the  residents of Kelowna in 1903, before the city was incorporated,  subscribed $200 and bought the  engine and a hundred feet of hose.  Primitive as the concern now  looks it has done good service, the  last occasion being when the sawmill burnt down in 1905. As the  pump does .not really belong to  the city it is necessary to seek the  opinion of those of the original  subscribers who remain before it  can be sold. It is likely if the deal  is made that the proceeds will go  to some public institution.  Iced Car Service For Small  In order to entirely cover local  shipments of fruit and other goods  from the Okanagan valley, the  Canadian Pacific Railway has inaugurated an iced car service for  less than carload lots in refrigerator cars. These cars are available  at all points between Okanagan  Landing and Sicamous for loading  to Calgary and Edmonton and to  Calgary and Macleod on Tuesday  and Saturday each week and from  the same points to Vancouver on  Tuesday only.  The operation of these cars  throughout the valley should be  taken advantage of in order to  stimulate small producers and at  the same time stimulate better service generally.  Mr. A. Bishop left for Saskatoon  Monday. y  Mrs. Eric Dart left this morning  on a visit to Torbnto.  Mrs. Sweney and son were passengers for Vancouver this morning. PAGE TWO  KBLOWNA  EBCOKO  Thursday. July 26th, 1917  ���*    PROFESSIONAL AND    **  ������       BUSINESS CARDS      *���  BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  E. C. Weddell.     -    John P. Bfirnc.  KELOWNA, B.C.  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA,  B.C  PIANOFORTE  MR.  HAROLD   TOD  BOYD  has resumed his teaching classes and will  receive   pupils   as   before  in  his  studio  Trench  BIoclc, Kelowna.  P.O. box 374  LAWRENCE BLACKNELL  Organist and Choirmaster St. Michael & All Angels'  Church, is prepored to receive pupili (or  Voice Production and  Pianoforte  Residence 216, Burne Ave.        Phone 223  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR & BUILDER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given for publicBuild-  ings.Town and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  P. W. GROVES  M. Can. Soc. C. E.  Consulting (.'inI and Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land Suroeyor _  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  Specializing in Insurance, therefore service  to the Aatured  Phones 217 Sc 216 Room l,I.echie Bllt.  J. GALBRAITH  Plumber and Steam Fitter  P.O. Box 81  Kelowna, B.C.  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 will profit you to use  this highly - nutritious food  more extensively.  1 ry our newly-arrived,clean  highly-polished Rice.  The Japanese Store  Phone  112  KELOWNH RECORD  Publish.*. ��v��>y Thursday at KaAowna, *  British Columbia  .TOHN LEATHLEY  Editor and Proprtttor  SUBSCRIPTION   RATBW  per   year:   76c..    tix    months.  I  United  H.no  States 10 oents additional.  All subscriptions parable in advance  .Subscribers at ths reirulor rata oan nave  t-xtra papers mailed to friends at a distance  at HALF RATE. i.e.. 78 osnts per rsar.  This special prlyMegt is srrnnted lor tbs  purpose of advertisiwr the ritv  ind district.  ADVERTISING RATES  LODGE NOTICES.  PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  ETC., '..ft oents per column Inoh osr srask.  LAND AND TIMBER NOTICE8-80 davs. |5:  60 davs J7.  WATER N0TICES-S9  (or five insertions.  LEUAL ADVERTISING-Flrst Insertion. 12  cents per line: each subseauent inssrtlon. 1  cents  per  line,  CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS -2 oents  oer wurd first Insertion, 1 oent per word  each subsequent insertion.  DISPLAY ADVERTISEMENTS - Two inches  and under. 60 oents per inch first insertion  nver two inches 40 cents per inoh first insertion: 20 cents per inch eaob subssqusnt  insertion.  All changes in contract advertisements must  bo in the hands of the printer bv Tueadav  eveninu to snaure publication in tha next  issue.  LI.  AUCTIONEER  and  General Commission  .   Merchant  (Successor to J. C. Stockwell)  Second - Hand Goods  Bought or Sold on  Commission  Flour and Feed Always  in Stock  Next to the C.P.R. wharf,  Kelowna  The visit of the Hon. T. D.  Pattullo, and the Comptroller of  Water, Mr. Wm. Young last week  end, could scarcely have been  more opportune, and it is certain  that no Minister of Lands has ever  before had impressed upon him  so forcibly the urgent nature of th  irrigation problem which confronts  the valley. It is true that neither  minister nor his lieutenant commit-  themselves very definitely as to  the probable action the government will take, or indeed as to  whether the government will take  any immediate action. One thing  is sure, however, lack of information regarding the true position  of affairs can not be pleaded as an  excuse for putting the matter aside  any longer. Both Mr. Pattullo and  Mr. Young were given an pie opportunity to view the situation from  all angles, and to realize to the full  what failure of water supply would  mean lo a rich and fertile district  capable of producing untold  wealth with proper treatment.  To say that the whole future of  the valley hinges upon the correct  solution of the problem is only to  repeat what everyone here knows  only too well, but which it is to be  feared has not hitherto been fully  grasped by outsiders unfamiliar  with the peculiarities of an irrigated district. The problem is a big  one and must be handled in a  comprehensive way by big men.  The inevitable magnitude ot any  undertaking to give adequate supply of water and the complexity of  the rights and interests involved  are sufficient to scare any narrow-  guage politicians from tackling it,  One thing is certain that any feeble  dabbling with it can only make  matters worse. Of this even this  week we have had an object lesson in the complete failure to  afford temporal"} relief by using a  surplus of water from one system  to offset a shortage in another.  Threatened rights, possible damage, and lack of coordination  amonst water users at once bristled  up like a row of bayonets standing  in the way of any such small  scheme. It is abundantly clear  that the whole matter must be  handled as a unit, and only the  government is big enough and sufficiently far above petty interests to  undertake it. The competition for  water from all sides has grown so  much of late years that the day of  the small system is past. It is just  as impossible to-day for any community of farmers to get together  and solve their own troubles as it  would be for any of the allied  nations to break loose and fight its  own battles. Not only might the  smaller nation perish in the attempt  but even if successful its possible  success might endanger the cause  for the rest.  And what is more, delay is dan  geruus. The present year is of  course somewhat exceptional, but  we might have a series of exceptional years, which would cripple  the valley beyond recovery. The  people of the whole Okanagan  should not let this matter rest for  an instant until action is secured  Orders for  Local  Scouts  ���V* PHEPABED-      Kelowna Troop  Troop First;   Sell Last  Edited by Pioneer. July 24th, 1917  We are sorry that we again have  to refer to the camp diaries but  there are still fourteen scouts who  have yet failed to hand them in,  distributed as follows: from the  Beavers I ; the Wolves 4; the  Eagles 5, and the Otters 4. Next  week and until they are all handed  in we shall give the names of the  delinquents. Only one leader has  handed his in and not one of the  seconds. Leaders and seconds  are responsible for the carrying  out of orders by the members of  their patrols, and the first step in  connection with this responsibility  is to carry out the orders themselves. These diaries were all written in camp so we are not throwing  any additional burdens upon anyone during busy times. Practically  every member of the troop is now  out working somewhere, which is  a good thing when, as now, every  hand is required to get in the harvest of the country and for the  work incident to the harvest.  The Regatta thiB year is being  held on Thursday, the 9th of August, with field sports, races of all  kinds, &tc, in the morning, and the  aquatic sports in the afternoon. It  is hoped that a prize will be given  to the district or organization winning the most points.  As there are practically no men  left to compete in the events it  should be a great day for the  younger generation, and we should  have a good chance to win the  above prize. We shall want teams  for the relay race and for the land  boat race, so shall be glad if all of  you who can enter for any of the  events will let us know at once.  We hope that we shall be able to  put entries in practically every  event. That depends upon every  member of the troop, however,  and let us be good sports anyway  and help to make the day a success. It is up to us to do our level  best.  We also propose to put on an  exhibition of life-saving from  drowning and we should like to  have a few volunteers for this. An  old " josher" has informed us that  he intends to take his wife out for  a canoe paddle on the afternoon  of regatta day, and as we know  that he knows nothing about a  canoe and neither he nor his wife  can swim, our services are almost  bound to be required.  At camp the Rescuer's badge  was won by P. L. Godfrey Groves,  and the Swimmer's badge by the  following, Scouts E. Hunter G.  Mantle, I. Thomas and E, Small,  the latter also completed his tests  for the Second Class badge, and  the following also passed their  swimming test for the Firat Class  badge, Seconds L. DuMoulin and  B. Davis, and Scouts Ralph Weddell, C Rowcliffe, C. Copeland,  L. Gaddes, N. Marshall, S. Whitehead, also all those named above  who passed their swimmers badge.  P. Ls, Groves and Parkinson also  passed most of the tests for the  Cooks badge, and Scout Mantle for  the Ambulance badge.  The holidays are a splendid  time for passing tests, and as the  competition for the shield does  not end until the I st of September,  you all have a good chance to help  out your patrol by giving it the  marks to which one is entitled by  passing the various tests. Every  scout in the troop should have his  Swimmer's and Rescuer's badges.  Do not put it off until the end of  the season though, because the  water does not tend to get warmer  from now on. Last year some of  them waited until October,  EATS  DIRT  iitiililSf  Western Farmers Receive  Medals For Exhibits  Within the last few days a number of farmers in western Canada  have received medals and diplomat for their agricultural produce exhibited at the San Francisco  Fair in 1915. The exhibits were  made under the auspices of the  Canadian Pacific Railway, which  itself had ita own building and  largd display on the grounds, for  which it was awarded a gold medal. The successful farmers and  the medals awarded are as follows :���  A. L. Fryberger, Gem, Alta.,  gold medal for speltz; P. C. Hansen, Pincher Creek, Alta,, gold  medal for wheat; Arthur Perry,  Cardaton, Alta., gold medals for  wheat, oats and barley, and silver  medal for grasses; N. Taitinger,  Claresholm, Alta,, gold medals for  barley and wheat; J. T. Worthing-  ton, Olds, Alta., gold medal for  wheat and silver medal for flax ;  A. E. Barnes, Nemiskam, Alta.  silver medal for oats; S, G. Hagen,  Winterburn, Alta., silver medal for  oats; T. Maynard.Deloraine, Man.  silver medal for wheat; Jos. R.  Peterson, Raymond, Alta., silver  medal for timothy. Amongst the  British Columbia exhibitors medals  and diplomas were awarded to  Stirling & Pitcairn, of Kelowna,  Mrs. Jack McGregor, of Peachland  and James Johnstone, of Nelson.  Each of the exhibitors received  diplomat with their medals. Although the distribution of medals,  for unavoidable causes, is somewhat delayed, it comes at this time  when the eyes of the world are  turned upon the food producing  countries as a vivid reminder of  western Canada's capabilities in  that direction.  The Ford Is Economical  THE average man can  easily afford a Ford  car.   It is the most  inexpensive car to drive.  20 to 25 mile* on a gallon  of gasoline it an every-day  occurence. 33 miles it frequently reported by Ford  ownert. Yearly repair expenses of let*than one dollar  are not unusual. The car is  light in weight, and tires give  more mileage on a Ford than  on any other car.  You can buy a Ford for  yourself and one for your wife  for the price of one car at  $1000. You can run both  Fordt at about the tame expense at for one large, heavier ear.  You can alwayt tell a 'used'  Ford at a good price. You  have to accept a big reduction for a " used " larger car.  Go and take a ride in the  1917 model. See how comfortable it it. And stylish,  too���stream line effect, tapered hood, crown fenders, beautiful finish. You need one  for business. Your wife and  children need one for pleasure and health.  Ford Motor Company of Canada,  Limited, Ford, Ontario  Over 700 Ford Service Scationt in Canada  THE MORRISON-THOMPSON HDWE. CO., LTD., Local Dealer*  Asks Women to Abandon  Styles  A movement is being started  among Vancouver women to bring  about the abandonment of styles,  and the Council of Women it bringing the matter before the attention  of its membert. It it felt by many  women leadera that, in view of the  growing need for war economy,  clothing should not be discarded  just because it is "out of style."  The women's committee of the  Defence Council of the United  Stales has just launched an appeal  to the women of that country to  "wear the clothes you have, so that  man-power nc w engaged in feminine fads and fripperiet may be  released for real war service."  It asks them to "allow the unenlightened men to find fault with  you," and strongly condemns the  intittence of women on "something  exclusive to tickle her vanity and  arouse envy in the next-door neighbor's house."   ���  Near the town of Ttingyuan,  China, a large irrigation project it  being carried out. Canals have  been dug running for 25 or 30  miles into the neighbouring districts, and a temporary dam hat  been thrown across the Fen river,  which hat been wholly diverted  into the irrigating ditchet.  We have what you want in both Common and Finished  LUMBER  Doors Windows Shingles  Prices right.      Delivery prompt.      Satisfaction (uarantaad.  I  Kelowna Saw-Mill Company. Limited  D. LLOYD-JONES - - - Mnnaging-Director  Postal authorities will be asked  to prohibit "window" envelopes,  using either hole in the envelope  to show on the communication inside or a transparency forthesame  purpose, according to a resolution  passed by the Postal Clerk's Association this week. Hundreds of  "window" letters do not show the  address through the aperture, they  claim, and envelopes with hoi's to  show address are torn and catch  other letters while passing through  the stamp-cancelling machines.  AUCTIONEER  1 have had over 21 years' experience in the Auctioneering business,  particularly in the line of Cattle,  Farm Implements nnd Household  Furniture; and this experience is  at your disposal. It means better  results from your auction aales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for an  Auction Sale should see or write  G. H. KERR  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 195   ' Residence nt  Kelowna, B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. C. G. BUCK  Room  I, Leckie Block, ii acting as  agent in Kelowna, and will make all  arrangement* for conducting of tales  Pbon* 217  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.  few Reasons why you  Her.  e are a  should purchase an Adams Wagon:  DC/^ A T TOE* they are made of the very best  DLL<r\VJjL materials, and Canadian made  throughout  DC^" A I TOC they have stood  the  test  of  P|7P A T JQE7 the pieces of wood that go into  ULLt\^r\\JsJLjt an Adams Wagon are piled in  the weather for SEVEN YEARS before going into  the dry kiln, and from there go into the wagon.  BECAUSE SUE m* c,ippediMtead  DCfAI TCC they have all got steel tires of  ULJ^r\\J %JlLi legal width to carry loads up to  three tons, and because they are the best wagons in  Canada and the cheapest in the end.  ELUQH&M0RRIS0N  KELOWNA   -   B.C.  For particulars apply to S. T. Elliott, phone 3108 or to  Thomas Morrison, phone 3202 Thursday, July 26th, 1917  KEL-aWMA  LAST WEEK  Final Clearance 0/ Hats,$l  IN  our Millinery Section we are  making a final clearance of Ladies' and Children's Trimmed and  Untrimmed Hats.   There are many  marked   at   the exceptionally low  price of   - - -   $|  Make selections now while there is  ,�� a full assortment  Children's Wash Hats in Pique, Bedford Cord and Drill, in  smart styles .....   75c  Wash Goods  15c & 20c  At  15c    At  20c  Gingham, Print, Chambraya  and Crepes, in a large assort,  ment of useful designs - 15c  New materials, also Crepes,  Ginghams and Fancy Goods,  including White       -       20c  Misses'Middies & Balkans, 50c  Middies for ages'6-12 years, specially priced this week.   Regular up to $1.50      . - - ��� -.50c  Voile Curtains -  $1.25  White and Ecru Voile and Scrim Curtains marked at clearance  prices - - - - ' -   $ 1.25  Sample White Wash Skirts  in Pique, Repp and Garbadine - One-Third of Regular Selling Price  Women's White & Black       Children's   Navy   Lustre  Silk Hose.    Wonderful Bathing Suits,   regular  value        -        ��� 85c $1.75        -        - 95c  A collection of Sample Neckwear marked at Half Price  Make an Early Selection  If ��� ��� if^f/rero   Phone 361  Kelowna  OK.LUMBER CO.,Ltd.  Are now completely equipped to supply all  > your lumber needs.1  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 SHINGLE5  WM. HAUG  Masons' Supplies  HARD AND SOFT COAL  -      Phone No. 66  TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES  i                            *  1  Mrs. Saunders was a passenger  to Vernon Wednesday.  Mr. Albert Mart was a passenger  for Gull Lake, Sask., this week.  Dr. B. R. Isley, government veterinary inspector, is down from  Armstrong for a few days.  Mr. and Mrs. Jas. McKinney, of  Claresholm, Alta., are visiting  friends in the district this week.  Mrs. A. B. Cunie, and Miss G.  Warr, from Salmon Arm, are staying at the Palace this week.  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Wallace of  Vernon are down from Vernon for  a few days.  Mr. Horace Nelson from Grand  Forks haa taken the position of  teller at the Bank of Commerce.  Pte. Geo. L. Ormsby of Lumby,  who has lately returned from the  front on three months leave is visiting in town this week.  Mr. W. H. Stevens, district supt.  of the government telegraph service, waa in town Monday and  Tuesday. His son accompanied  him.  Miss G. Goldsmid, of Vancouver, who has been through the  valley writing up the " fruit-pickers " for the Province, was in town  yesterday.  On Tuesday afternoon Mrs. W.  D. Harvey accompanied by her  daughter Mrs. Latimer, went to  the coast on a short visit to Mrs.  S. Currie another daughter of the  former.  Mr. and Mrs. George Raymer  desire to express their thanks for  the many expressions of sympathy  extented to them during their  recent bereavement.  The Poultry Association have  been obliged to move their store  of feed etc., the warehouse they  were renting, having been purchas  ed by the B.C. Growers, Ltd. They  have taken space for the present in  the Minna Block on Ellis St.  Mr. Gordon Dinning of the Bank  of Commerce, left Friday last for  Princeton. Mr. Dinning was  very popular young man in town,  and will be much missed. He was  a very active member of the Fire  Brigade, and has done useful work  in that connection. He was also  lately secretary of the Tennis Club,  and foremost in most of the sports  which are left to us these times.  With reference to the Farmers'  Institute potatoe and corn competitions Mr. H. O. English writes  that he is planning to have a crop  judge vi.sit Kelowna about the end  of July to score potatoe competitions. In corn plots it has been  arranged that no points will be  given for freedom from suckers,  as it is felt that this is an unnecessary and uncommercial expense.  It is expected that both crops will  be judged before September 12th.  Mr. Hoy is now judging the onion  competition (first survey). Competitors in all these crops should  have plots staked by now.  Late last Friday night the fire  brigade was called out to what  turned out to be another bush and  grass fire on the north side of the  town near Cawston Avenue. Someone had apparently set fire to a  pile of brush and this had spread  in the wind to the dry grass  around. Owing to the distance  from the nearest hydrant it was  impossible to reach the fire by laying hose, so there was nothing for  it but to beat it out with wet sacks.  Thia took some time but, with the  aid of the chemical extinquiahers  from the truck it was at last accomplished. It should be unnecessary to point out the extreme danger of starting a fire of any kind  out of doors at the present time  when everything is dry as tinder.  WANTED  BY THE  Okanagan  Market  as soon as ready���Crnvenstein nnd  Yellow Transparent Apples, good  Early Pears, Ponds Seedling Plums,  Hyslop Craps, Cnntiloupes, Cucumber, Com, fitc.    Good prices.  Phone 208 or cell at our packing  house on the track near Ellis Street.  Miss D. Evans returned from  Penticton Monday.  Misa Gowen left for the hot  springs Tuesday morning  Charlie Nichol is getting around  again after his recent accident.  Mrs. Boyer and Cedric returned  yesterday from a visit to the coast.  Mrs. W. Mitchell and boy came  down from Vernon  Saturday.  Messrs. Lawson, Ltd. expect to  be moving into th-ir new store  next Monday and Tuesday.  Mr. F. Varney of the power  houae went up to Vernon yesterday to take hi* examination for  second-class papers.  A cleverly-staged movie drama  "The Whip" filled the picture  theatre last evening to its capacity,  The film provided lots of excitement and  was well worth seeing.  Miss Jenny Stephens took leave  of a very numerous array of  friends this week preparatory to  starting on an adventurous journey  to Toronto, where she has determined to seek her fortune. Miss  Jenny's bright smile will no doubt  win her new friends in the eastern  city, and we wish her the best of  good luck.  The Third Annual Flower Show  in connection with the Kelowna  Woman's Institute will be held in  the Aquatic Pavilion on the 4th of  August. A good prize list has  been prepared and copies may be  obtained from Mrs. L. V. Rogers,  Mrs. J. B. Knowles or Miss Reekie.  Refreshments will be served and  the proceeds, together with gate  receipts will be divided between  Red Cross and hospital aid.  Special Red Cross Benefit  at Pictures  By special arrangement with Mrs  Raymer half of the entire proceeds  of Saturdays picture shows are to  be devoted to the Red Cross. Don't  forget this and see that the house  is kept well filled.  Kelowna Lady Passes Away  The death took place on Sunday last of Mrs. Turnbull wife of  Mr. Thos. Turnbull, of Burne Ave.  The deceased lady who was 69  years of age had been suffering for  some months with a form of heart  trouble, which apparently reached  a climax Thursday last, when following a sudden seizure she gradually became unconscious, sinking  until the end came Sunday. The  funeral took place Monday at the  Kelowna Cemetery. In addition  to her husband she is survived by  a family of three sons and two  daughters.  The family came to this district  from Edinburgh some ten years  ago, taking up a farm at Glenrosa,  on the west side of the lake. Lately  however this has been exchanged  for farm land in Alberta, where  two of the sons are at present, the  third son is over in France with  the Canadian forces. One of the  daughters is in Vernon, while the  remainder of the family have resided in Kelowna for the past year or  two. During the spring and early  summer Mr. Turnbull himself  spent some time in Alberta, but  returned to Kelowna owing to his  wife's continued illness,  Both here and in Westbank the  family have been very highly respected by all who knew them and  the deepest sympathy is felt for  them in their great loss.  Baby Powder  Careful mothers know that baby's  skin needs something better than  ordinary Talc, to protect the tissue.  Johnson's Baby  Powder  is the mothers 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.Willits*Co.  REXALL DRUGGISTS  Phone 19        Kelowna. B.C.  E" VERYTHING 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 3$-h\, 4-ft. and 5-ft. cuts  Deering Mowers, in 4J-ft. and 5-ft. cuts  Rakes in 8-ft, 9-ft. and 10-ft. lengths  W. R. GLENN & SON  Pendozi Street Phone 150  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  YOUNG LADIES  BE  PATRIOTIC I    We want to  keep  the money st home  AddIv t0 Superintendent of our Packing House for  Season's Work Grading and Packing Fruit  Gsod Wa|M far efficient worksri. Previous experience not necessary  Kelowna Growers' Exchange  BANKQFMQNT  I IM YEABB (1SU4MI)  Capital PaU��s��  ���16,000,000  16^00,000  Total Assets (April 1917) SSM<MrW7  "Saving for Victory"  is facilitated by the  Bank of Montreal, which  will receive your deposits at  IntereA and convert them,  at they accumulate, into  Dominion Government War  Savings Certificates.  MEAD OrFICt.ltONTRIAl,  D. R. CLARKE,  Supt, British Colombia Branches.  VANCOUVER.  P.   DnMeeUn,   Maaaf er,   Kelewan Branca.  HMKHES IN OUMGAX DISTWCT  Anastrssf, Faatktsn,     .  EsesrW. -     frisson*.     ���     Vol  The KELOWNA THEATRE  Saturday (July 28th)���"The Crab" and "Won By a Foot."  (Saturday's performances will be in aid of the Red Cross)  Tuesday-House Peters in "The Rail Rider" Mutt and Jeft  Comedy.  Thursday���A fine Famous Players Production.  Two Shews, 7.30 & 9, Maris** Saturday.   Admiisioa, He ft lie  Pictures Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday PAGE POOR  KKLOWWa ucobs  ���JI6I 'ip    Araf 'ABparmix  Summer Dresses fi  Suits Priced Low  We are clearing our racks of  Ready-to-Wear,  Summer Dresses in Voiles,  Muslins, P.K. and Ducks  These are all this season's styles and many of them  have only been in stock a very few days.    We are  making the Price so very low that you can afford to  buy several of them.  $475 Dresses for $3.85  $6.50 Dresses for $4.95  $8.50 Dresses for $6.75  $10.50 and $11.50 Suits for $8.75  Children's non-rip Barefoot Sandals $ 1.25,1.35 & $ 1.50  All sizes in Children's Canvas Shoes with rubber soles  in Tan or White, now in stock.  Nice range of Trimming Buttons in pearl and fancy.  Sport Middy Laces in assorted  Plaids 15c  Blind eyelet Shoe Laces in assorted colors, for high-  top shoes.  Boys' Suits and Odd Pants  Suits of Brown or Grey Tweeds in Pinch-Back and  Norfolk styles, well made up. Best of linings and  workmanship, at most reasonable prices.  Boys' Buster Suits, in navy serge or tweed mixtures,  priced from   $3.75 to $6.50  New Fall Goods are Arriving  New Velveteens, Cords, Dress Goods, Curtain Nets  and Scrims, Drapery, Turkish Towels, Cretonnes,  &c. These goods have been purchased at specially good prices and will be passed on to you at  a very small margin of profit.  New Lines of Crockery  Just to Hand  40-Piece Tea Sets of Chinaware $9.75  Nice assortment of Milk Pitchers, new designs.  Cups and Saucers in dozen or half-dozen lots  $1.75 up to $3 per dozen  Let Us Prepare You for the Picnic With  Our Good Groceries  Finest Sockeye Salmon, in -l-lb. tins    20c  Choice Red Salmon, in l-lb. tins 25c  Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce & Cheese in I -lb. tins 20c  Salad Dressing, in l-lb. glasses 45c  Lobster, Salmon or Shrimp Paste in glasses 25c  Peanut Butter in Bulk, per lb 25c  Maple Syrup in Bottles 35c and 75c  Picnic Package, consisting of I Crepe Paper Table  Cloth, 12 sterilized plain White Paper Napkins,  and 12 sanitary Paper Plates 25c  Chewing Gum, Neilson's Chocolate and Nut Bars  Our Groceries are always pure and  healthful, and we sell the best  OUR LOW CASH PRICES WILL PLEASE YOU  J.F.Fumerton��Co.  THE CASH' STORE " It Pays to pay Cash "  Dry Goods phone 58 j   Grocery phone 35  Regular Delivery Hours:  Morning-30 and 11        Afternoon-3 and 5  News of Near  Neighbours  Sir Chas. Hibbert Tupper is to  addtess a meeting in Armstrong  on the occasion of the third anniversary of the war, August 4th.  Mr. O. H. Broder, who has leased the Summerland jam factory,  has an order for 60,000 pounds of  tomato ketchup, and also intends  to can tomatoes. He is figuring on  procuring four hundred tons of  tomatoes in Kelowna.  A German resident of Vernon  attempted suicide last week by  slashing the arteries of his left arm  wiih a razor. He was taken at  oner" to the hospital and it is  thought he will recover. Family  troubles are said to be responsible  for his rash act.  Two accidents of a somewhat  similar nature occurred at Summerland last week. In the first Mr,  W. C Fosbery was hurt badly  about the back and will be laid up  for several weeks. While coming  down the hill from Jones Flat, and  almost directly in front of his own  home, the rack of his wagon became disarranged and slid forward  against the horses, startling them.  The accident deprived Mr. Fosbery of anv foot brace, and he waa  unable to hold the frightened horses back. Almost immediately  they had gained speed, and the  wagon striking a stone the jolt  threw Mr. Fosbery clear of the rig  and he fell heavily injuring his  spinal column.  As a rtrsult of a second accident  Mr. A.-E. Tayler now lies in hos  pital with a fractured skull and  broken jaw-bone. Mr. Tayler was  driving a team of horses with a  load ot hay on the hillside from  near the K.V.R. line, when th��  breaking of the front upright caused the load, with Mr. Tayler upon  it, to Hliite forward on the horses  and the frightened animals at once  plunged for freedom. Just how  Mr. Tayler came to be so badly  broken up is not known, but it is  thought that the wheels of the load  ed wagon passed over his  head.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All Rinds of Repairs  BBiRNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  BBQULATION8  Coal minion rights ol ths Uominiuu ia Alan  Mob*, rJasaaUrhewari aad AiWtn. uu Yriko  Tsrritorr, ths NorunMs lerrltorits. aad ,.  ortlon ol ths Province ol llritlsh Columbia.  rav bajsaaad lor a tsrss ol iweutv-one vsrrrx  1 aa anuria! rental ol II nn ass*. Mot  ora taaa 2.600 aorta will ba ksased to on*  aoDlioant.  Applioation lor tha lease ssost ba in"fr bv  he aoulioaut in person to tha laeat or Bab-  Kent ol ths district la which ths rights an  lied lor are situated.  In surveyed termors tha load vast hs  r-rrbed br sections or leenl subdivisions -  solium, and ia ���SHIM* tsntsSsT tho  ract applied lor shall bt slaked oat br the  imlroant hlHssil.  Each applioation must bs accompanied bv a  les ol W which will be rtraasM II tbs rights  pulled lor art not available, bat aot other-  las. A royally shall bs paid on the sesr-  hantabls output ol tba atlas al tba rata ol  vs osnts oar ton.  Ths person operatini tba mine shall larnisli  Ire en-tint with sworn returns ffoooantlnk- lor  hs lull quaotitr ol ���rnaanttble ooal mim-d  rr.1 par tha royalty thsraoa. U the ami  ruinir riifhts are aot. bsinu operated, such  eturne    shall   ba furnished nt least oast  Tbs laaaa will  nlr. but tbs 1  has*   whatever  swiUiuMt ths coal mlnlnir ril  tevar available njaes rlahts   r  riabls  pur.  -_-��� mav  -.lor tba worlds* ol  hs mias at tba rata ol 110 an acre.  For lull Inlonaallon ennlioatioa should be  ���ads to tba Sserstarr ol tha Dsrrsrtasesrt ol  hs Interior. Ottawa, or to Iks Ami or  trb-Atrsnt ol Boaraloa laaaa.  Deputy atinasiarrfUe Interior.  (N. B.-Unanthorlssd irublloaUoa al Ms ed-  ertlsemant will aot bs Dels lor.l  Keller Block - Kelowna B.C.  AUCTIONEER, INSURANCE  RENTALS, REAL ESTATE  Agent���British Woollens Co.  Made-to-Measure Men's Suits and  Overcoata  Agent���St. Maurice Mills  Made (o-Mepsure Ladies' Garmenta  Agents���Sharpie's New Cream  Separator  Only exclusive listings ol Property  (or Sale wanted at I pay all  advertising expenses  Lloyd George Replies  to German Chancellor  Premier Lloyd George, in the  course of a speech Saturday, replied at length to the pronouncement delivered on Thursday in the  German Reichstag by the new  German chancellor. He said that  Dr. Michaelis meant that if Germany were victorious there would  be annexation all around and that  the militaiy autocracy would be  established more firmly than ever,  The speech showed, the premier  said, that those in charge of Germany's affairs had for the moment  made the choice for war.  The premier said the statement  of Dr. Michaelis contained phrases  which would be understood by the  military powers of Germany. Unless these were wiped out, hs added, they would again plunge Europe into a welter of blood. He  said he had read Chancellor Michaelis' speech three times, and could  see in it only sham independence  for Belgium, sham democracy for  Germany, sham democracy for  Europe. It offered no hope for  Belgium. The determination of  the allies is that Belgium must be  restored as a free, independent  people, not a German protectorate,  "We can't make peace with a  Germany dominated by autocracy,"  declaied Premier L'oyd George.  "The war now becomes a struggle  between two definite groups of  national ideals. Significant in this  respect is the news announced  today of the accession of the brilliant Russian statesman, Kerensky  to the leadership of Russian democracy.  "I don't wish Gern.any to harbor  any delusion." Mr. Lloyd-George  continued, "that Great Britain will  be put out of the fight until full  liberty has been established. I  predict it will not be long before  the German chancellor delivers a  different kind of speech.  Irrigation Difficulty it Laid Before  Minister of Lands  Continued Irom Dries one.  To Commemorate Anniversary of Confederation  The Post Office Department is  issuing a post card in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of  Confederation. A three-cent stamp  of like nature is now in course of  preparation, and is expected to be  issued early in August. The post  cards will give interesting statistics; while the commemorative  stamp will bear a reproduction of  Pliuting's "Fathers of Confederation."  t WANTED! 1  He was a wise old king who,  confronted by many a sorrow and  bitter experience, learned the wisdom of saying to himself: "This,  too, will pass!"  Mr. Herbert Samuel, M.P., announced in a speech recently that  the British government intends to  adopt a policy of reprisals for German air raids.  The Board of Grain Supervisors  for Canada, in session in Toronto  ruled that dating from August 1st,  1917, the maximum price of wheat,  basis I Northern, in store at Fort  William, shall not exceed $2.40  per bushel, This holds until further notice and applies to the balance of the present crop.  A great naval drive against the  submarines is predicted by the  British naval expel t and critic, A.  H. Pollen, to follow the appointment of Sir Eric Geddes as first  of the admiralty. Sir Eric's succession as civil head of the British  navy was chaiacterized by Mr.  Pollen, as "the most important single political event that has taken  place since the beginning of the  war."  With the most efficient agriculture in the world, Denmark is devoted almost exclusively to crops  and herds. It not only obtains the  highest average results per acre in  the cultivation of the soil, but also  uses the agricultural production as  raw material for a national industry in further manufacture. It ia in  the finished form of butter, cheese  arid other food products that contain more labor value and less  raw material that Denmark exports  the output of its agricultural and  herding industry. Two-thirds of  the population are engaged in agricultural pursuits or in handling  agricultural products.  Board of Trade as being a non��  partizen body. He had been  aware to some extent of the acute-  nesa of the situation before he had  come into the valley, ct ncerning  the beauty and fertility of which  he was very enthusiastic. He could  not understand how the people  here had stood for such conditions,  so long as they had done. If he  owned a ranch here he would not  be able to sleep at night unless he  was sure he could get water. He  waa glad the people here were going to roar aa it was the only way  they could get anything.  He waa not prepared to say  that the government would jump  right in and put in storagereservoirs  and main canals, but he promised  that that solution of the problem  would be considered; nor could  the government immediately declare the water appurtinent to the  land and put out the companies  who had spent money on development. They had to fair all  round.  Some people thought the government should put in reservoirs  and main canals at the public expense, but he did not agree with  such a policy, which .'would be expending public money to benefit  one claaa at the expense of another. He referred to the financial  position of the province, and to  the fact that the borrowing of  money at the present time was almost impossible and was likely to  become more so owing to the embargo which the United States was  putting upon the purchase of Canadian securities.  He assured his audience, however of his sympathy with the  needs of the district, and promised  early announcement of a policy  which would ensure an edequate  supply of water.  With regard to the request for'a  fire warden, he expressed surprise  that there was not such an official  in the district. He promised how-  evei to take the matter up at-once  by wire the aame night. At the  same time people would have to  use much more care in preventing  forest fires, or the government  would have to impose heavy penalties. The forest branch at present contributed over a third of the revenue, so the  necessity of protecting it would be realized.  Mr. Young took the attitude thai any  initial action mutt come from farmers themselves, who mutt present the problem lo  the government in a businesslike way.  At water comptroller he aaid. he wat  constantly in receipt of requests from all  quarters, some o{ them most remarkable.  A man would write to say that hit creek  hn I dried up and would he come at once,  wliile many people teemed to expect him  lo marshal! the rain clouds and trip them  acrott tha province at will.  The shottage in thit locality he aaid waa  due to the change of method from fruit to  vegetable growing, in which more water  wat required. The government waa willing to help in every possible way, but if  people were losing the money they claimed they ahould put their hands down into  tbeir own pockets and do something.  The rett of the day and most of Sunday  waa apent in visits to different localities.  Mr. Young and a party from Ellison went  up to the head waters of Scotty Creek,  where it wat found by opening up tome  beaver dams a s mall supply of water would  be liberated.  On Monday the Minister of Lands and  Mr. Young continued their journey south  to point! further down the lake, where  they are to purtue tbeir enquiries.  FOR SALE, light McLaughlin car, thoroughly overhauled and newly painted.  New b'rea.   Apply Jonee" Boathouse.  2ltf  FOR SALE. 22-ft. Motor Boat, in good  running order. Apply H. Burtch. Kelowna. 22tf  FOR SALE. Three goad cowt, all milk,  ing: two Jertey heifers i one Shorthorn  heifer; one Jertey bull calf. The above  can bo seen at my ranch. D. M. Morrison. Belgo. 35.4p  SITUATIONS VACANT  HELP WANTED. Any perton. m.le or  female, wishing for work, should apply  at the office of the B.C. Evaporators,  Ltd., Cawtton Avenue. 34tf  J. CALBRAITH  Plumber and Steam Fitter  P.O. Box 81 Kelowna, B.C.!  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Estimates Furnished for all dosses  ��f work  ���-'Packet of  WILSONS  FLY PADS  ..-WILL fyfLl MORE FLILS THAN /  1��-��WORTH  OF ANY   /  ..STICKY fLY CATCHER/  Clean to handle. Sold by all Drug.  fiists, Grocers and General Stores.  WANTED, boy or youth lo work on ranch,  used to horses and able to do a little  milking preferred. Slate wages. P. O.  *�� "t s     36-7p  SECRETARY WANTED. Application,  will be received by the" undersigned for  the poaition of Secretary of the Kelowna  Hospital Society up till Monday, August 13th. Services to begin September  let. Apply, staling salary, D. Leckie,  president.) 36.8  SITUATIONS WANTED  WANTED, light housekeeping accommodation by quiet business woman. Pott-  matter, Wilton Landing. 36p  MISCELLANEOUS  TO LET���House on Stockwell avenue, 7  roomi, including bathroom and pantry.  Good shed and garage. Apply P.O.  Box 201. 23tf  Have a Few Thousand Dollars  to Invest  in snaps. What have you to offer} Civs  all particulars in first letter to Box C,  Record. 23tf-27tf  ICE  Delivered for the season by contract or by the pound.   Apply  HENRY BURTCH  Phone 170 Kelowna  m  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  Ladies Wishing to Orrltr  SPIRELLA CORSETS  ���aa mat  Mra. J. H. DAVIES  fa  Boom  No. 1, Oak Hall Block, between the hours of fcJO and AN p.m.  on Saturday of eaeh wsalt, or at any  other time by appolntmirsst  The Corporation of The City  of Kelowna  DELINQUENT  TAXES  Notice ia hereby given that tha Munici.  pal Council hat fixed Thursday, 16th August proximo, aa the last day on which'  ratepayers will be able to pay delinquent  taxea leas the costs and expenses of the  1917 Tax Sale.  Kelowna, B.C.,  July 23rd, I��I7.      G. H.'DUNN.   .  36.8 ��� City Clerk.  City Park Restaurant  WANTED TO BUY  Chickens       Ducks        Eggs  QUON TAPE  P.O. Box IJ Phone 60  Corner Abbott Street and Eli Avenue  27tf  CAR FOR HIRE  Apply Henry Burtch  Phone 180' Kelowna  27tf  Ford Car  FOR SALE  In nrst-clasa  repair   and  condition  Apply  F. R. E. DeHART  CREASE AND OILS  PRE3T-0-UTE Exchange  ���CHAS. E. SMITH mm  QUICK AND SATISFACTORY  FREE AIR SERVICE �����*���*���  Phones i Office 232; House 236  taataa  __


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