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Array i,Comm\x��Ayi  IvdaUma ittttftfb  ^%^\  vdb.x^o^c.   /  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 17. 1918.-4 PAGES  $1.50 Per Annum  /*  Board of Trade  Annual Meeting  President Gives Interesting Figures Regarding Production  of District  That the Kelowna Board of  Trade during, the paat year had  arisen from a state of comparative  inertia to a paid-up and enthusiastic membership of over 90, which  include, nearly all the merchant,  and busineia men of the town, and  from a heavy financial deficit to  a date of comparative affluence,  with nearly three hundred dollar,  in the bank, wa, the cheering intelligence given by the retiring  president, Mr. H. F. Rees, at the  annual meeting Tuesday night.  The Board ha, achieved moat of  it, objectives during the past year  and look, forward to a atill more  agressive policy during the next  twelve months.  Moat of the credit for thi, satisfactory state of things wa, unreservedly given to the energetic  retiring president, and unsuccessful efforts were made to induce  him to accept office for another.  An excellent successor, however,  was found in Mr. W. Haug, who  aa one of the oldest members of  the Board, has been actively engaged in ita work for many years.  There was a large attendance at  the meeting and considerable business had to be transacted.  The correspondence included a  letter from Mr. E, M. Carruthers, a  former president, regretting his inability to be present, and expressing the hope that Mr. Rees would  be re-elected,  Replies were received from Ottawa and Victoria to the Board's  wires regarding the labor situation,  stating that the matter waa receiving consideration.  A letter from the city clerk stated that the city council was willing  to cooperate with the Board in the  welcoming of returned soldier,.  A resolution was read from the  Farmers' Institute recommending  to the merchant,' section of the  Board that all local free delivery  ayatem, be discontinued. This  somewhat drastic recommendation  aroused considerable comment, the  matter being finally referred to the  merchants' committee who would  make arrangements to meet a  committee of the farmers to discuss  the situation.  Mr. G. S. McKenzie, who was  appealed to tor an expression of  opinion, said he thought the communication ahould be treated with  due respect as an indication that  that the farmers were willing to  get together witji the merchants.  The subject was a most difficult  one, but he thought that if a committee of the Farmers' Institute  were to confer with the merchants  aome amicable deciaion could be  arrived at.  Mayor Sutherland thought the  farmer was perfectly right. The  delivery of goods was a specific  service and should be paid for the  same as anything else'. He said  that in many up-to-date stores two  price, were given, one for good,  delivered, and the other for good,  taken over the counter. The ayatem appeared to work well, and in  (act had brought additional business to the itore, adopting it.  A itrong appeal waa recently  made by the Board to the Public  Works department to have the  main roada leading into Kelowna  regravelled and put into better  condition in .view of the heavy  traffic which had to paaa over them.  Road foreman McAlpine had fully  concurred by letter with the proposal. It waa stated in a reply  from the department that the district engineer had been requested  to go over the roads and prepare  an estimate of the cost of remetal-  ling.  A letter from trie Penticton  Board ot Trade advocating the  election of municipal aldermen  for a longer term than one year, so  that only a portion of the council  would have to retire each year,  was laid aside for further consideration.  The business of the annual meeting wa, then  taken  up, copie, of  ' the financial    atatement   for   the  year being  firat distributed.   The  great improvement in the financial  condition of the Board which  showed a balance in hand of  $286.32, was the subject of many  congratulations to the president,  Mr. H. F. Ree,. '  In his report Mr., Rees reviewed  the operationa of the Board for the  paat year, and gave some figures  which though approximate were  conclusive evidence of the productiveness of the district and the  energy of it, people.  The year 1917 opened with a  requeat from the government, both  here and in Britain, for increased  production. Production a, we all  Sinow, aaid Mr. Reea, i, not alone  governed by individual or community ambitions or application  but by many things beyond the  control of man's inventive and  scientific genius. Judging from report, from all over Canada, the  peo-le responded in a noble manner, and nowhere better than in  the diatrict of which Kelowna is  the centre.  That our output was not hun-  dreda of tons greater was due in a  large measure to the extremely  dry ^season. As a result of the  drought there waa a consequent  shortage of water. To overcome  thi, the people with whom, in a  democratic country, must always  lie the initiative, have begun provision for the conservation of more  water next year.  He believed he was correct in  saying that the watershed of this  district is capable of furnishing"  sufficient water' for our requirements. What ia needed is more  storage capacity and better carrying facilitiea to prevent wastage.  For in this, aa in all else, it is what  is saved that counts.  Through the courtesy of the  various shipping houses he had  been able to get together certain  approximate figures aa to value cf  different crops.  During the year 1252 cars were  ���hipped, covering fruit and produce, canned and evaporated products valued at $1,179,565. $267,-  567 represented manufactured articles, including evaporated apples,  vegetables, canned gooda and  butter. The balance $911,998 waa  made up a, follows:  Monday's Municipal Elections  All Go By Acclamation  Old Council Re-elected with Aid. W. J. Mantle and G. Meikle  to Fill Vacancies - Police Commissioners are Elected for  First Time Under New Regulation  Seldom have the municipal elections passed by in Kelowna with  so little interest manifested on the  part of the public. For some  weeks it has pretty generally been  recognised that with one or two  exceptions necessitated by circumstances the old members of the  council were willing to continue in  office, and aa other councils are  continuing their work of climbing out of the financial hole into  which the boom dissipation landed  us. During the past year very encouraging progress has been made  in that direction and the citizens  apparently had no other desire  than that the city should "carry  on."  The council / has at present a  difficult and somewhat discouraging task, and it was not anticipated that there would be any rush  for nomination Monday. This  proved to be the case. Two new  aldermen had  to  be   found, Aid.  Buck finding it impossible to run  owing to his continued illness, and  Aid. Harvey declining to stand for  business reasons. The rest of the  council including Mayor Sutherland, expressed their willingness  to be renominated. Messrs. W.J.  Mantle and G. A. Meikle are the  new councillors completing the  list and making a poll unnecessary.  The retiring members of the  School Board, G. A. McKay and  George -Edward Ritchie, were  both re-elected by acclamation.  For the first time, and in consequence of an amendment to the  Municipal Act, an election was  held for Police Commissioners.  Here also the two required were  all that were nominated and R. F.  Morrison and D. H. Rattenbury  were elected by acclamation.  The following is a complete list of  the different bodies as now constituted :���  Apples  $500,933  Small Fruits ���  151,654  Onions  120.550  Tomatoes  100.369  Potatoes  23,109  Sundry Vegetables  15,383  Total    $911,998  Wages paid by the local industries and packing houses amounted  to $137,750. He estimated there  waa yet in storage here crops to  the value of $50,000, which'would  make a final total of $1,279,575.  The acreage planted in 1917  waa as follows: 1000 in onions,  520 in tomatoes, 70 in carrots, 120  in beans, 300 in potatoes, 100 in  sundry vegetable, and truck, a total of 2110 acre,.  The president made special reference to the local creamery which  in 1917 paid to the farmers $34',-  252 as against $22,818 in 1916;  93,800 pounds of butter were  made, 19,600 in excess of the previous year.  Figures had been compiled placing orchard acreage at 4636, with  a total of 324,570 trees, made up  aa follows:���  1 10  5 yeara old  6 to 10  over 20  Apples  160512  82459  24900  Craba  12015  3929  515  Pears  12293  7680  1140  Prunes  3013  5737  44C  Plums  183  2543  492  Cherries  1507  4833  379  Mayor  SUTHERLAND, DANIEL WILBUR. Merchant.  Proposed by P. B. Willits ;' Seconded by H. F. Rees.  Aldermen for North Ward  DUGGAN, WILLIAM CHARLES, Real Estate Agent.  Prop, by E. R. Bailey : Sec. by Joseph Ball.  RATTENBURY, DAVID HENRY, Real Estate Agent.       ,  Prop, by E. Weddell | Sec. by Ceo. Rowcliffe.  Aldermen for South Ward  KNOWLES, JAMES BACON, Jeweler.  Prop, by R. F. Morrison ; Sec. by Joseph Ball.  LLOYD-JONES, WILLIAM, Merchant.  Proposed by P. DuMoulin , Sec. by B. McDonald.  MANTLE, WILLIAM JAMES, Real Estate Agent.  Prop, by J. M. Harvey ; Sec. by N. D. McTavith.  MEIKLE, GEORGE ARTHUR, Merchant.  Prop, by G. S. McKenzie ; Sec. by F. M. Buckland.  Police Commissioners  His Worship the Mayor (ex-bfficio).  MORRISON, ROBERT FRANK, Merchant.  Prop, by Geo. Rowcliffe ; See. by W. R. Trench.  RATTENBURY, DAVID HENRY. Real Estate Agent.  Prop, by J. F. Burne i Sec. by S. H. Old.  Sehool Trustees  McKAY, GEORGE ALEXANDER, Druggist.  Prop, by F. A. Taylor ; Sec. by D. Leckie.  RITCHIE, GEORGE EDWARD, Contractor.  Prop, by L. Leckie : Sec. by F. A. Taylor.  J. A. Bigger, Mrs. Calder and W. R. Trench  are  the  other  members of the School Board whose term  did  not  expire  this year.  Rutland News  em SMsts. eutiasaui  The Methodist Choir had a sleigh-  ide to Geen's Wednesday.  The Girls' Enterprise Club held  their annual meeting Tuesday at  the home of Mrs. Monford. Mis,  Monford wa, elected preiident,  and Miss Clever, secretary.  The Rutland local of the U.F.B.C.  are holding their annual meeting  Monday next to elect officers for  the year, and all farmers are asked  to be present.  The Young People's Society held  their regular fortnightly meeting  last Friday in the schoolhouse.  There was a good attendance;  and an interesting programme giv-  Arrangements were made to  hold a skating carnival on Tuesday  Jan. 22nd. Half of the proceeds  will be given for Patriotic purposes.  The annual meeting of the Women's Institute waa held last Thursday, when Mrs. Hardie was elected president, Mrs. Leithead, vice-  president, and Mra. S. Gray re-elected secretary. The report of the  directors gave an account of a very  successful year. War work was  chiefly aimed at in place of the interesting demonstrations of the  previous year, and in addition to  some 232 articles which have been  made for the Red Cross, a very satisfactory sum had been collected.  From these collections the Y.M.C.A.  benefited to the extent of $176.80 ;  the Prisoners of War, $79.05 ; and  the Red Cross. 142.20. Three  parcels of Red Cross supplies  were sent down to Vancouver,  valued at $200.  Food conservation pledge cards  had been distributed and 36 of  these had been signed.  The year was started with a  membership of 37 but this waa  later increased to 50.  Following the business of the  meeting a d. awing took place for  an embroidered cushion given by  Mrs. Stonehouse for the benefit of  the Patriotic Fund. Mrs. Longstaffe  was the holder of the lucky ticket.  The drawing realized $4.50. A  collection for the Priaonera of War  amounted to $4.75,  A paper " Women's Part in Food  Production and Conservation" was  read-a stirring and eloquent appeal  to the women of Canada, to realize  the urgent needs of the time, and  to stop at no sacrifice in assisting  the great cause foi which the Allies  are fighting.  189523    107181   27866  It ahould be noted that fifty  per  cent, of the young trees will come  into bearing in 1918.  Coming to the work of the Board  of Trade itself Mr. Rees stated  that at the beginning of the year  four objectives were outlined,  three of which had been attained,  namely, liquidation of outstanding  liabilities, amalgamation of Merchants' Association and Board of  Trade, and the obtaining of 75  paid members, last year there being 42. Thia latter objective was  exceeded by 15, paid membership  now being ninetj or 48 in excess  of 1916. He had to report regretfully that the Board failed to attain  the fourth���a new court house���  an object for which it seemed not  only this, but future generations  would have an opportunity to work  $500,000 for Irrigation  Half a million dollars is the  amount which Hon. T. D. Pattullo,  minister of lands says he will ask  the provincial legislature to pass at  the coming aession of the House  for the purpose of improving the  irrigation system in the Okanagan  Valley, and other parta of the province. No announcement is yet  made as to the exact purpose to  which the money ia to be applied,  but it is understood that a fund is  to be created from which loans at  easy rates of interest and long terms  can be made to assist water users  in maintaining and extending their  systems, or in building new ones  where required.  (neallsnil oa nan 4.1  Brewsters' Election  Under the terms of Hon. Mr.  Brewster's draft Elections Act Bill,  candidates at any election under  the authority of the'.'province will  not be permitted to expend more  than $500 nor shall the total expenses incurred by the central and  general committee of any political  party for a provincial election exceed $25,000. No genera) expenses  hall be authorized except those  incurred for a central office, for  the holding of public meetings or  the preparation and issuance of  election literature.  No less than 2717 public and  high school boy, worked on Ontario (amis last year.  New York state has passed a  law requiring countiea with a population of 35,000 or over to erect  and maintain tuberculosis hospitals.  J. D. McGregor, western repres-  entatiue of the food controller, in  addressing the Women's Club at  Winnipeg, said that eating bacon  probably would be prohibited in  Canada before long. There is plenty  of bacon in Canada, he said, but  it is needed overseas, and the shipping will soon be available to send  it over.  Farmers and City Men  Share Pigs  The boarding of pigs by farm  ers for city men on a ' fifty-fifty  basis was a suggestion made laat  week by the Vancouver Board of  Trade aa a remedy for food short  age. According to this scheme a  business man buys early in the  year a young pig���the farmer furnishes care and aty, &c, and both  parties go fifty-fiftv on all food that  needa to be bought, the farmer  getting all the dressing. In the fall  the pig having fattened, i:> sold or  butchered, and both parties go  fifty-fifty on either the money or  the meat.  Help for Armenians  In response ta the appeal made  by President Wilson on Octoder  29th 191 7 to the American people  on behalf of the Armenians and  Syrians to make such further contributions as they feel disposed for  the aid of the suffering peoples,  the general conference and North  American division conference executive committees of the Seventh  Dav Adventist Church voted that  a collection be taken in all the  churches on Sabbath, January 12,  1918, to help these unfortunate  people in their hour of suffering.  The situation in Western Asia is  beyond description, and reports reports regarding the atrocities, deportations and sufferings, have  been so terrible as almost to challenge belief, so, according to the  resolution passed the members of  the Kelowna Sabbath School took  up a collection which amounted to  $14.85. Should anyone care to  contribute to the cause their contributions would be gladly received  at 719, Bernard Ave. and forwarded, or they could send their donation direct to the American Committee for Armenian and Syrian Relief, Cleveland: H. Dodge, Trees.,  I Madison Avenue, New York  City.  The Russian withdrawal from  the war leaves a million and six  hundred thousand Germans available for use on the western front,  Gen. Geddes, minister of national  service, told the Commons.  Expressed in tetms of wheat, the  value of the field cropa destroyed  annually in Canada by insect pests  is sufficient to feed our entire population for a year.  Discuss Oriental  Question  On Thursday evening last "The  Oriental Question" was discussed  in all its most important bearing,  by the Equal Franchise League  and friends, though the absence of  Mr. J. W. Jones, M.L.A., from whom  an address had been hoped for,  wa, regretted.  Bv request, Mr. R. B. Kerr opened the discussion, showing the  meaning of the immigration problem. China, Japan and India, he  ���aid, held nearly half the population of the world; but the race,  bordering the Atlantic ��� Anglo-  Saxons. French, Spanish and Portuguese. Belgian, and Dutch���are  in possession of all the new countries suitable for colonization. Oriental countries have not had military power to back up their claima  to an outlet for their population*,  but this is changing, and already  Japan, to begin with, is powerful  enough to push this claim. A  smash-up worse than the European  war is likely at no veiy distant  date unless concessions are made  by admitting Orientals peaceably.  The difficulty was serious and  must be met. The fear of swamping the labor market by a sudden  influx ia imaginary, for the transportation of many thousands of  persons long distances is always  alow, even when fund, are available, and poor populations cannot  be suddenly moved.  The next speaker, Mr. Leckie,  referred to a recent proposal that  Orientals should be admitted to  this country under a system of  indenture for a short term of years  only, to supply the shortage of  labour during the war, but no  speaker pronounced favourably  on thia system. As regards race  prejudice, he considered it a natural feeling, but one that could be  overcome by more intimacy and  knowledge, and instanced our  friendship with our kindly and  courteous neighbour, Mr Iwashita.  The language problem is exceedingly important; there has  been no truer illuatiation than that  of the Tower of Babel. We should  make a mutual atudy of languages  easier by establishing a reasonable  notation and phonetic spelling.  We are inconsistent when we  blame foreigners for selling their  labor cheap ; and when they offer  producta in the market beat them  down to half the price, as he had  known in the case of a Doukobor  farmer.  Mr. Iwashita apoke of the contradiction between the narrow spirit which brrred the entrance of  foreigners, and the spirit of justice  and humanity which haa inspired  all the best traditions of Great  Britain. He pointed out the wonderful powera of both assimilation  and of creative genius that the  Japanese race has shown. The  blame which aome censor, have  attached to Japanese settlers is  unjust, asserting that they send  money out of the country, for no  people have ao quickly raised their  standards of living in every way,  and not least in housekeeping.  Mrs. Kerr urged that our prejudices againat Orientals are due to  ignorance, and that educationists  should see to it that every child  should learn the meaning of Asia  in present fact and past history.  Not only is Alia more than half  the world population but the only  justification for our boast of superiority lies in the western principle  of democracy, the kernel of which  is found in Christianity, and which  has been made possible only  through the educational means of  a phonetic alphabet; and we obtained both our Christian religion  (to which we so often fail to rise),  and our phonetic alphabet (which  we have allowed to fall partly into  ruins), originally from Asia. We  should take example from the Russian government, which haa now  decreed a reform making the Russian alphabet truly phonetic.  Several speakera expressed wishes that exceaaive national flag-  waving should give way to more  international sympathy and cooperation.  Two resolutions were passed at  thia meeting, the first, drafted by  Mr. Leckie, in favor ot Amendment  of the Davea Act; and the second,  drafted by Mr. R. B. Kerr, in favot  of enfranchising Hindoos and naturalized Japanese. Then will be  forwarded to Victoria. pace two  KEWJWNA  RECORD  Thursday, Jan. 17th. 1918  ����� PROFESSIONAL AND **  M   BUSINESS CARDS  **  �����>eS>ss#s.��..��ss#ssi  iif;*>ilne ^mtm^mttmtm  BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  6. C. Weddell.    -   John F. Burne  KBLOWNA   B.C.  R. B. KERR  Barrister  and Solicitor,  Notary Public.  KELOWNA. B. C  PIANOFORTE  MR.   HAROLD   TOD   BOYD  has resumed his teaching classes and wil  leceive   pupils   as   before  in  his studio  Trench Block. Kelowna.  P.O. Is.x 374  JOHN CURTS  CONTRACTOR I BUILDER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given for public Build  ings.Tewn and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  P. W. GROVES  M. C��n. Soc. C. E.  Consulting Ciril and Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land SurDeyor  Surveys end Report, on Irrigetion Work*  Application, for Water Liceneea  KELOWNA. B.C.  CLIFFORD G. BUCK  INSURANCE BROKER  Life, Accident, Sickness, Fire, Automobile  Buretary,   Fidelity Guarantee  Specializing in Insurance, therefore service  to the Assured  Phones 217 and 216  |    J. GALBRAITH  ' Plumber and Steam Fitter  .P.O.Box 81 Kelowna, B.C.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All ftinds of Repairs  BfcRNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  AUCTIONEER  I have had over 2i year*' experi-  eace in tha Auctioneering business,  particularly in the line of Cattle,  Farm Implements and Household  Furniture ; and this experience in  at your disposal. It means better  results from your auction sales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for an  Auction Sale should see  or  write  G. H. KERR  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 193 Residence at  Kelowna. B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. C. G. BUCK  Room   I, Leckie   Block,   is  acting  as  agent  in   Kelowna, and will make all  arrangements for conducting of sales  Phone 217  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  ICE  Dairy Farmers should make arrangement* now for putting up up ice  and ensure No. 1 Cream next summer.  Owing to abnormal snowfall this  winter we are being put to great expense in keeping our pond clear  and shall be obliged to raise the  price to  $2 PER LOAD  (approximately 1) tons)'  loaded on pond  All orders will be executed in  rotation, so phone your orders early  to avoid disappointment.  Bankhead Orchard  Company, Ltd.  PHONE S  KELOWNH RECORD  Published twy Thursday at Kelowna,  British Columbia  JOHN LEATMLET  Editor and Proprietor  SUBSCMPTtON   RATES  fl.OO    per   year;    76c.    six    month...   Unit**,  Statei 10 cents additional  All sabacrlotlou i.nvnbln in advanoe  Subticriberi at the mrular ra>�� can have  ��� xtni Daneri mailed to friendi at a dUtunc*  At  MAI.!"' RATE. I.e.. 7B oenti per rear.  This special priyilese is uranted lor the  iiiirooee ot advertislne the (div  ind distriot.  ADVERTISING RATES  LODGE NOTICES. PROFESSIONAL CARDS.  ETC..  i.6 oents oer column tnoh per week.  LAND AND TIMBER NOTICES-80 dars. $6;  AO  dars 17.  tVATBR  NOTIC1���      W (or live Insertions.  IKiiAl. ADVERUdlNG-First insertion. 19  eents per line: each lubseaaent Insertion. *  cents  per line.  CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS -2 OtBts  per word first Insertion, 1 seat psr word  each  subseauent insertion.  NlKi'I.AY ADVERTISEMENTS - Two inohee  n,nd under. BO oents per inoh first insertion  over two inches 40 cents per inoh lirst insertion: 20 cente per inch each subssatisnt  insertion.  All chnnnei in contract Advertisements mnst  lif> in the hnndu of the printer br T'lesdav  evening   to    ensure    publication   ia    ths    next  Issas.  ABUSE OF  DELIVERY  FACILITIES  It is reilly surprising how unreasonable, thoughtless and waste,  (ul some householders have he.  come in the purchasing end of  their domestic arrangements. More  than half the work of the deliveiv  rigs in town, especially those of  lhe grocers and butchers, is mere  duplication-passing over lhe same  ground because of lack of foresight on the part of the purchaser.  In the good old-fashioned days It  used to be a weekly custom to go  over the pantry shelves and make  a list of necessary articles for lhe  coming week, and have it ready  when the next order was placed.  1 his custom seems to have gone  the way of many more which we  could ill afford to forget. Now lhe  phone is kept ringing constantly  and little effort is made to keep  the shelves replenished. It is easier to get lhe stores to deliver (he  goods as wanted. Apparently the  absurdity ol having a man with  horse and rig or automobile travel  a mile to bring a yeast cake or can  of salmon or a few cents' worth of  suet never appeals to these people. Can not people's own sense  of fairness and desire to avoid  waste prompt them to reduce these  deliveries to the minimum ?  m  The following extract from the  Retail Grocer bears very forcibly  upon this matter:���  "A factor of no small importance  in adding to the present high cost  of iiving is the big expense of maintaining the high class delivery service that the majority of people  are demanding from their retail  dealers todefy.  The public have got into the habit  of expecting a quality of service  that would not have been dreamed  of ten or fifteen years ago. Small  orders have come to be the usual  thing, and it is not an infrequent  thing for a dealer to have to send  a small order to the same house  several times during the same day.  Even those who go to the store to  shop, rarely carry away even small  parcels. They know that this service  can be had if they ask for it. They  do not seem to realize that snch  service costs the dealer money, and  that the public in the end have to  pay for it. ,  Not only is it a patriotic duty to  help to reduce the high cost of living by carrying your own small parcels, but the reduction in delivery  means that many men, horses and  vehicles will be released for other  essential work at this time.  A package in the hand is as truly  a badge of honor as a Red Cross  button in the coat lapel."  . At a recent farmers' meeting this  question of deliveries was discussed, the farmers being of opinion  that they should not be asked to  contribute towards thjs expense as  they received no benefit from it.  In other words as they delivered  their own goods they should gel  some reduction in the price, and  at first sight this seems a reasonable enough position to take.  Figures .as to thc cost of deliveries vary a good deal, but an average seems to be about IJ to 2 J  per cent, on the sales. Thus for  every ten dollars spent in the stores  from fifteen to twenty-five cents is  to cover delivery cost. For this  the city resident gett the delivery  service, and the farmer gets���  what ?    Nothing, he maintains.  Is there nothing then which can  balance that item in the books of  the community ?  The total cost for the upkeep of  the city, the maintenance of its  streets and roads, its sidewalks,  street fighting, its park, &c, falls  solely upon the dweller In the city.  The farmer contributes not a cent.  Does he not get some benefit from  these things ? They are all as open  and free to the farmer as ihey are  to the'citizen. Now can we strike  a balance���or have we switched  the surplus over into the other  column ?  The farmer is not anv more selfish than the city man, and we  believe that if householders would  be fair, cutting out unnecessary  deliveries, and storekeepers adopt  lhe best and most eco'nomical  system, there would be little said  on the subject.  Orders for  Local  Scouts  "Bt PREPARED*      Kelowna  Troop  -^.. - Troop First;   Self Last  Edited by Pioneer. Jan.   15,  191��  ORDERS by command for week  ending January 26, 1918.  DUTIES: Orderly patrol for  wiek Wolves: next for duty, the  Eagles.  PARADES: Combined troop  will parade at the clubroom on  Tuesday lhe 22nd and Saturday  the 26th instant, at 7.15 and 2.15  p.m. respectively. Note the change  in the time for Saturday parades  from 2.30 to 2.15 p.m.  His Excellency the Chief Scout  for Canada, has sent the following  ne.v year message to the B.C.  scouts through Commissioner Heneage : " I desire to extend to all  boy scouts, scoutmasters and othrr  officers, my congratulations on  their splendid efforts in aid of the  War cause and other activities during the past pear, and I hope they  will accept my warmest good wishes for the new year. All scouts  will, 1 am confident, do their utmost to assist the common cause  in every direction and especially  in regard to the vital needs of increased conservation and production of food and other necessities.  Devonshire."  We have now received from  Provincial headquarters the census  returns for the year ending June  30th, 1917, and this time they contain a great deal of additional information. -We have received  sufficient copies to give every scout  in the troop one. Numerically  there were 6 troops having a greater strength. Our strength was then  30, with 4 patrol leaders 27 second  class and 4 first class scout;. Fifteen of our scouts held 65 proficiency badges, amongst whom were  2 King's Scouts, 4 All Round Cords,  Grade A, and I Grade B. What  we are particularly pleased to note  is that we had the highest percentage of second class scouts, 90 per  cent.^ Also in the list of awards,  the Gilt Medal of Merit and 4 Silver  Crosses, won by five of our members, stand forth to our honour. It  is only fair to state though that the  chance to win awards like these  does not come to every troop. The  badges, particularly the War Service  Badge, are only won by patient  hard work. We had none of these  latter to our credit at the end of  June last year, but we shall have at  the end of June this year j 433  B.C. scouts and officers are on our  war roll of honor; lhat is more  than one-half of our present total  proviucial strength, 839. Assistant  Scoutmasters Jepson and Keon and  Patrol Leader Buck do us the honour here. Of the above 433 names  on our Roll of Honour, the return  says as follows,: "29 have given  their lives for God, for King and  Country. While everj effort has  been made to keep our Roll of  Honour up to date, we without  doubt, lack the names of old scouts  who are serving, or have .served,  with His Majesty's Overseas  Forces. We earnestly ask all scouts  and relatives of scouts to help us  and give us necessary information."  There are six active packs of Woll  Cubs in the province and we are  very glad that Kelowna has one of  the six. Our Pack heads the list  with the number of Cubs holding  stars-nine.  A list of all the proficiency badges won is also given, and it is interesting to note that probably the  most useful one of all, the Ambulance, is the most popular, followed  May Stop Women Going  to England  It is understood that in view of  the increasing scarcity of food supplies in the United Kingdom, as  evidenced by the recent proposals  for adopting a system of rationing,  the sub-committee of ministers who  deal wite the question of granting  permission for journeys of women  and children to the old country are  considering the question of tightening restrictions against such travel.  Consideration has been given lo the  desirability of declining to accept  as a justification for the journey the  reason of intended marriage which  has been heretofore considered  sufficient.  It is probable, also, that permission will be refused to wives of officers serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, who come to  Canada with'thdir huabands on  leave, to return to the old country.   o   Sixty-two Russian officers, including Vice-Admiral Novisky,  three admirals and one general,  were lynched at Sebastopol. Sailors of the fleet joined in the assassination, taking the officers to the  tower and shooting them. The  majority of the officers shot were  members of the inquiry committee  which in 1916 convicted seventeen  Russian sailors of rr utiny and handed down decisions vaaying from  death to imprisonment. Asthere-  sult of the murders Admiral Nemetz  commanding the Black Sea fleet,  has resigned.  by the Cyclist, Cook, Swimmer,  &c. Let us tackle the work of the  First Class and War Service Badges in earnest this year. Read "The  Billycan" in last Saturday's Province  in connection with the first-named.  Heard at the Orpheum : " No  matter how high the cost of living  may rise, writing paper wil) always  remain stationery.  FOR  Come and select from our  new lines of  Curios, Silks  and  Fancy Chinas, &c.  The Japanese Store  Kelo  Phone   112  G. W. CUNNINGHAM  AUCTIONEER  and  General Commission  Merchant  (Successor to J. C. Stockwell)  Second - Hand Goods  Bought or Sold on  Commission  Flour and Feed Always  in Stock  Next to the CP.R. wharf,  Kelowna  Our Goods are  Going Fast  Because you know that they are good, and because  you know that we put the low price on them all the  year round. We believe in giving our customers  value for their money all the year round.  Special Bargains in Corduroy Velveteens in almost ail  shades.     The regular value is $1,10 per yard;  week-end sale price, 87c per yard  Plaid Dress Goods, specially priced.     In four shades,  40 inch width, in a splendid quality, 75c yard  Assorted Tweed Dress Materials; suitable for school  dresses, at 60c per yard  27 inch Cotton Poplin, with silk stripe, at SOc yard  A splendid range of Priestley's Serges, in  black and  navy, from $1.25 up to $2.75 per yard  Black and White Check Dress Materials, at 35c up to  $1.25 per yard  White Turkish Towels, with colored border, in a nice  soft finish, good 35c value���Special 25c per pair  Values in Mens Pants  that are Hard to Beat  Blue or Brown 9 oz. Denim Pants, with extra heavy  twilled cotton trimmings, five pockets, seams all  reinforced, per pair $1.25  Heavy Tweed Pants, made with belt loops, good  serviceable trimmings, in assorted patterns, $2.45  Corduroy Pants, in splendid wearing quality, $3.75 pr.  Sweater Bargains for Men  Good Heavy Wool Sweaters, in assorted colors, in  values up to $2.50���on sale $1.45  Extra  Heavy-ribbed  Grey  Sweaters, in  buttoned or  pull-over styles, $1.75 and $2-00.   Great Value.  See our Mitts and Gloves  Men's guaranteed wear Genuine Horsehide Gauntlet  Mitts and Gloves, lined, welted seams, $2.25 pair  Men's Mule Gauntlet Gloves, lined, very soft and  pliable, $1.25 pair  Men's Pigskin Gloves, lined, $1.15 pair  Boys' Lined Goat Gauntlet Gloves, 75c pair   ,  Grocery Specials  Old Tyme Maple Syrup, in 2 lb. bottles, 35c  Lemon Marmalade, in 1 lb. Glasses, 20c  Assorted Toilet Soaps, 6 for 25c  Sardines in pure olive oil, 15 a tin  Finest Preserved Dry Ginger, in 35c and 65c packages  Powdered Bath Brick and Knife Polish, in 15c pkges.  Brasso Liquid Metal Polish  Witch Soot Destroyer, cleans your pipes or chimney  in a minute, made in Canada, per package 15c  Liquid Veneer, makes old things new, 25c and 50c  O-Cedar PJish, cleans as it polishes, 25c and 50c  Zebra Paste Enamel, for polishing the stove, 10c tins  Kag Disinfectant, kills all germs, I lb. pkgs., 2 for 25c  It Pays to buy at the Cash Store.  J. F. FUMERTON & CO.  THE CASH STORE " It Pays to pay Cash "  Dry Goods phone 58;   Grocery phone 35  Regular Delivery I Hours :  Morning-9.30 and 11        Afterhoon-3 and 5  AtKi  ON  Celowna Theatre    I OQ  Wednesday January LO  SPECIAL RETURN  ENGAGEMENT  Isolde Menges  THE GREATEST INSTRUMENTALIST ENGLAND  EVER  PRODUCED  Ranks with Ysaye'and Kreisler. London (Eng.) Daily Telegraph says :  "Of violinists like Isolde Menges fate sends but one or two in a generation."  EILEEN BEATTIE at the Piano  Prices (including tax):   Reserved seats $1.10; Rush seats, Adults 80c;> children 55c  J      '  Free Children's Concert Wednesday Afternoon, at 4.30  At the Theatre.       Evening concert commences 8.15 p.m.   Book now at Crawford's Thursday, Jan. 17th, 1918  KEM>WNA  RECORD  MM  //^W^C^^D &��z4+U^  U ���- ct/^f/r  Last Week ��f our Winter  CLEARANCE SALE  Heather Bloom  Petticoats  Remarkable values in these  well-made garments which  have the appearance of silk  with twice the wear. These  come in colors of Saxe, Rose,  Green, Purple, Navy and  White. Sale price ...$2.50 ,  Extra large size $2.75  i  Nightgowns I  in Flannelette, of Special Value  The values are specially noteworthy of attention in Flannelette  Nightgowns. These are made with long or short sleeves and  button front or slip-over style. The materials are excellent and  not skimped.    Sale prices     $1, $1.25 and $1.50  BLACK Cashmere Hose of  exceptional value. These  we regularly sell for 60c  and 65c. Sale price 50c  CHILDREN'S Fleece-lined  Combinations. Excellent  garments for winter wear  7 to 14 vears $1.50  Phone 361  Kelowna  SEEDS  FULL LINE  Phones 29 & 37  Price list now ready.   Inquire at  Feed Store or Office  Kelowna Growers' Exchange  O.K. LUMBER CO., Ltd.  Are now completely equipped to supply  all  your lumber needs;  We have a large stock of local and  coast  ROUGH AND FINISHING LUMBER  of high-grade quality and in splendid condition.  A complete line of  DOORS  AND  WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES  SEED CORN  Owing to failure of crops in  Ontario thi* year Seed Corn ia very ecarce and  local farmer* are  advised to book their ordere with ut without delay aa we  can diipoM  of our entire  output  in  other  districts, but would prefer to  supply local demands first,  Selected North West Dent, price 15c per Ib.  BANKHEAD ORCHARD CO., Ltd.  Mr. Leo Hayes left Monday on'  a visit to Winnipeg.  Pte. Victor DeHart is reported  to be on his way home. He was  wounded some time age and since  posted as seriously ill.  Pte. A. Dickson, of Kelowna. is  mentioned as amongst the men returning during, the past few days.  Mr. S. Munson who ha: pioneered so many things during his long  residence in the Kelowna district,  has led the way in another line by  installing the first mechanical milk-  ei.  Next Sunday morning in the  Baptist Church the Rev. W. Arnold  Bennett will preach on " Christian  Aspiration." At the eveniug service  his subject will be " The Fact and  Consequences of your Choice."  The Ordinance of Believers' Baptism will be observed at both  morning and evening services.  Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Taylor, Mr.  and Mrs. G. Chick, Mr. J. E. Reekie  Mr. Henry Burtch and Mr. Ben  Hoy left for the coast Saturday to  attend the meeting of the B. C.  Fruitgrowers' Association.  Mr. J. W. B. Browne has been  busy during the past week installing an up-to-date motor tire vul  canizing plant at his "oil shop". It  is equipped with means to repair  inner tubes and outer covers of all  sizes. Most of this work has up  to now been going to Vernon.  Miss Maimie Patterson was a  passenger to Vernon yesterday,  Mr. D. McGuire returned yesterday to Calgary after a stay over  the holidays in Kelowna.  Mrs. C. Atkinson is at present  staying with Mrs. G. Barrat in Van  couver. Lieut. Atkinson expects  shortly to be sent overseas..  A board of investigation under  the Water Branch of the Depart  ment of Agriculture has been holding sessions in town this week with  a view to ascertaining the standing  of some of the local irrigation com  panies and their ability to carry on  and fulfil their obligations to water  users. This board was established  last year and has already held sittings at Summerland, Naramata,  Peachland, Tr'epannier and West-  bank. The board consists of Mr,  J. S. T. Alexander, Mr. E. Davis,  chief engineer, and Mr. F. H. Kidd,  accountant.  Isolde Menges to Play  Here Again  Kelowna is once more to be  privileged to hear the wonderful  music of Isolde Menges, the great  English violinist. . On Wednesday  next, the 23rd, this talented young  lady will give a free matinee performance for children in addition  to the evening recital foretold in  our last week's issue. It is to be  hoped that the school teachers  will urge their pupils to take advantage of this unique opportunity  of hearing the violin played bv  one who has completely mastered  its difficulties. The educational  value alone of this recital should  ensure a crowded house in the afternoon, while the fact that music  of the highest order is to be the  subject, should make ita success  doubly certain.  As to the evening performance,  let it not be said a second time  that Kelowna has failed to respond  to an offer of beautiful music magnificently rendered. If thia queen  of violinists is to receive her due  homage there should not be a  vacant seat in the Kelowna Theatre  next Wednesday evening.  The next session of the provincial legislature is to open Feb. 7th.  Mr. J. W. Jones, M.L.A., returned Tuesday from a visit to Saskatchewan.  R. E. Fitzpatrick and C. Bertucci  left Monday for Victoria having  been called up under the Military  Service Act.  As a result of the sale of tickets  for a tuikey donated to the Kelowna Hospital by Mayor Sutherland  a sum of twenty-four dollars was  realized and handed over to the  hospital board. The holder of  the ticket numbered "turkey" was  Mr. C. Johnston of the customs  office.  At a largely-attended service in  the Baptist church last Wednesday  evening, the Rev. W. Arnold Bennett, who has been acting as pastor  of the local church, was fully ordained as a minister of the Baptist  denomination. The Rev. Walter  Daniel, of Vancouver, field superintendent for the Baptist church in  B.C., Rev. W. J. Scott, of Peachland, Rev. H. D. Bentley, of Sum  merland.and Rev. Andrew Grieve,  of Penticton, were the officiating  clergy, Mr. A. E. Foster, of Vernon, Mr. C. J. White, of Summer  land, and Mr. and Mrs. Crowe, of  Penticton, were also present.  Honest John Gets After  the Onions  A coast paper states that follow,  ing the announcement that hundreds ot tons of onions were  spoiling and sprouting with alarming rapidly in Vancouver, Hon.  John Oliver has sent the following  wire to Food Controller Hanna:  "Onions in store Vancouver,  December, 1916, 1920 sacks; December, 1917, 14,600 sacks. Am  advised there ate also from twelve  to fitteen hundred tons in growers'  hands in the Okanagan district. I  strongly advise that you investigate  thoroughly to prevent waste. I understand the evaporators are idle  for want of orders."  In connection wilh the stocks in  the Okanfgan, these are being  held at Kelowna and the minister  is informed that the growers are  being paid at the rate of $30 to  $35 per ton fof No. I stock. He  is also advised that the B.C. Growers, of Kelowna, would evaporate  if contracts for the dried products  were forthcoming.  The High Price of Shoes  NEED NOT WORRY YOU  We have just got in a large  shipmentofMEN'SSHOES  bought right and placed on  sal* at a amall margin of  profit. The price doea not  includu the coat of an elaborate store and high overhead expenses  They are Good and Cheap.  Call in and see them  SHOE REPAIRING-We are equip-  ped with up-to-date  machinery for  doing Quick Repair Work. ���  C. DARK  Opposite Post Office Kelowna  Change in Train Service  Arrangements have been made  by the CP.R. and K.V.R. railways  toaltertheCoast-Kootenay schedule  and for the present at least to drop  the Coquahalla route..Special Coast  Kootenay cars will be attached to  the express leaving Vancouver  each morning. From Spence Bridge  they will be taken by K.V.R. train  to Nelson, reaching Penticton presumably late at night. Westbound  service will be gif en same connection. Trains from the coast will  reach Penticton at one o'clock in  the morning.  ���xevmtxxfzxjt^^  GOOD GOODS!  We invite your inspection of the lines we are at  present specializing in, and of which we have an  excellent assortment to choose from���-  Suit Cases     Trunks     Club Bags  Horse Blankets Rubber Lined Rugs  Wool Rugs'     Gloves and Mitts  Robes of various kinds  AGENTS   FOR   THE  DELAVAL   CREAM   SEPARATOR  W. R. GLENN <5c SON  Pendozi Street Phone 150  The KELOWNA THEATRE  Saturday (Jan. 19th)���Virginia Pearaon in "Daredevil Kate"  also a Fox Comedy. '  Tuesday���Kitty Cordon in " Forget-me-not."  Thursday���" Gloria's Romance," chapter ten.'I Mutual drama  Comedy and Graphic.  Two Shows, 7.30 & 9.  Admission, 25c & 10c  BANKOFMFTR  ESTABLISHED OVEH IS* YEAKS  ECONOMY  The man and the woman,  who practice a wise economy  and deposit savings in a  Savings Account regularly,  are helping to win the war  as well as making more  secure their own financial  position.  HEAD OFFICE.MONTREAL.  D. R. CLARKE,  Supt, British Columbia Drenches.  VANCOUVER. I  P.   DsMoalb,   Masatar,   Kslswa. BraacL  BRANCHES IN OKANAGAN DISTRICT  Anaatrsai, Fsatktse,     s  East*,.        -     rriatstsa.     ���     Var  GREASE AND OILS PREST-O.UTE Eackaaa*  ���eCHAS. E. SMITH ������  QUICK AND SATISFACTORY  FREE AIR SERVICE TBUB- *������  Phones: Office 232; Houae 236  WM. HAUG  Masons' Supplies  HARD AND SOFT COAL  Phone No. 66  CREAM PRICES  from Jan. 15th, 1918  Kelowna prices: No. 1 -  47c per lb. butter fat  No. 2-  45c  Other ]  points (no grading) -   46c       ���  KELOWNA CREAMERY,  LTD.  Dr. MATHISON  Dentist  KELOWNA   ::   B.C.  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Estimate. Furnished for all i  of work PAGE VOUB  KBLOWHA  ucoaa  Thursday. Jan. 17th, 1918  C  WANTED!  FOB  SALE  CANARIES FOR SALE. Apply Mrt. R.  W. Butler, Strathcona Avenue, off Pen-  doai Street, or phone 5803. 52tf  FOR SALE, two cement buildings, on  North side of Bernard Ave., between  Pendozi and Ellie Streets, belonging to  Rembler Paul eatate. Apply to R. B.  (Cart, 7, Rowcliffe Block. Kelowna. 7-10  SITUATIONS VACANT  HELP WANTED. Any peraon, male or  female, wiahing for work, should apply  at the office of the B.C. Evaporators,  Ltd., Cawston Avenue. 34tf  MISCELLANEOUS  BULBS���Roman Hyacinths, Paper White  Narcissus, Daffodils, Lilies (Hyacinths,  Tulipe, fitc, arriving soon), also Pot  Plants, Cut Flowers, at the Richter  Street Greenhouses. 51 tf  ASTRAY, from Bear Creek range, one red  3-year-old Steer branded )G right hip  Reward. Goodacre or. Browse, Wilson  Landing. x  STRAYED, 3-year-old cream Jersey Heifer  Please inform Axel Eutin, Rutland.  6-8p  STRAYED  to   my   place, one red  heifer  ���nd calf, ear-marked   with notch at end  of right ear.   John Conroy, R.R. No. 1.  6-9  WANTED, cheap, second-hand Typewriter, in good condition, for cash. Apply  Box 334, Kelowna. 7-6  WANTED, second-hand bath. Apply,  stating price, to Box G, Record Office, x  ASTRAY, between weat side ferry wharf  and Westbank, amall red 3-year-old  cow, branded E-6 on left hip. Reward.  Kitaon, Bear Creek, 7-8  WANTED, Man for teaming hnd work on  fruit   ranch,   with    experience.     State  wages, without board. Rush, Glenmore.  9-10p  NOTICE  Anyone found taking wood or cutting  trees on my property (quarter section 34,  township 29), between South Kelowna  ���nd Saucier properties, without my written  authority, will be prosecuted.  7-0p DR. KELLER  To Fruit Growers  If you intend buying a new Sprav  outfit let me give  you  particulars  of  a  good, medium-priced power  machine.  J. SEWELL       -       -   Box 311  City Park Restaurant  WANTED TO BUY  Chickens        Ducks        Eggs  QUON   TAPE  P.O. Box 13 Phone 60  Corner Abbott Street and Eli Avenue  27tf  SYNOPSIS Of COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  Coal nisla* fifkts ai ta. Dominion ia Haa  rob*. SiassMamo aad AUorla., taa  Kuao  Board of Trade Annual  Meeting  lecritocY. 35 Hortfcewart twritorka _  ortioa ol the ftoviaas o. liuiiih Coiumuia.  tav ba kasss. lor a tana of iwentv-oae veur.  . aa aauiial rental at fl aa aara. Not  of* taaa a.flOO ateres will ba based la on*  aonlieaafc.  ainpUaatioa lor Ik* but ami ba na* bv  ba aiiulicaut la persoa ia tba Amat m ttab-  lent ol tba Jiairot ia which tbs riofcte   ao-  liad tor are aitaatad.  Ia aiirvsTad tseritara aba kai mas)  ha  vibsa far asctiona oc fatal .aabajvlsioaa  net applies lo* sbatt ba slaked ami far tba  nnlioaat  abwalL  Kaob aDpUoatioo aaat ba aoaotaaanlsd far a  l��a ol U wbiab will bs Ml M tbs right*  ppliad lof an aot available. hm\ aot oUwr-  iaa. A royalty abaU ba paid an tbs mar-  baatabla output ol aba .wiae at tba rats   ol  Tba  alia* tha mias shall turaiib   . 1 ppsral��� _.  ba ages* with swora latarns taaoontlntr foi  la Ml qaaatUr at Mrcaantable aoal mined  ad par tha roraltr thanna U tba ooal  inlnff rbrhts an aot btims evoratai. such  eturna shall ba lurn.abed nt laaek oaaa a  aa*.  Tha kaas wjll iaaMs ths eea! mills* riphts  air. bat tha basse par ba oerssHtad 4a oar-  haaa whatsrar available saris ss HjMa nav  ooaaidand ���iniliry iar the werUac ol  ha mias at tha rata ofl 810 aa acre.  For fall lafenaaaioa naoUcatloa aaoaU b*  iade to ths Saaratarr ol the Pis >.%�����! o)  ba lateriar, Ottawa, as to ths Anal or  ab-Araat al ���awialoa ban**.  v. w. ami.  I ef the latsrlor.  m. b.-ui  aaatbortoad pabMsaHaa  ��i)t aat ba aaM MJ  al tab ad  Ladisa Within* to OteW  SPIRELLA CORSETS  Mrs. J. H. DAVIES  Room No. 1, Oak Hall 'Uock  fao-  waam tha hours of 6.30 And 2.30 n.m.  a Saturday of mA weak, or at anv  iter ttabf br tjMrtmmU  (Oontlnuad from Pats 1<>  for (laughter).  The year was started with $252.-  66 liability, The balance sheet  now shows the condition reversed  with an amount of $286.32 standing to the Board's credit and no  outstanding liabilities (applause).  During the year just closed thirty-  two new members had been added, arrears of $50 had been collected, two life members ot $50  each added, $275 of old members'  dues and $160 of new membeis*  dues collected. This had been  accomplished without any expense  to the Board.  The matter for a new booklet  had been prepared and the ex-  council had recommended the incoming publicity committee deal  ���vith it at once, publishing as well  a folder with a number of attractive pictures, which could be distributed extensively, reserving the  booklet for enquiries. By a continuance of the policy pursued for  the last few years, and the prompt  payment by the members of their  dues, which are now due for 1918,  a sum of $500 would he available  for publicity.  He recommended the vigorous  following up of the matters of a  military hospital for Kelowna, and  and of the mail service.  In conclusion he expressed his  appreciation of the various members ot the executive for their cooperation and support, and to the  secretary for his faithful services  and ever ready assistance.  The election of officers then followed and resulted in Mr. Haug  being chosen president, W.J. Mantle vice-president, and N. D. Mc-  Tavish, Secretary.  A proposal was made to the meeting  that the retiring president, and vice-preai-  dent prepare a list of the rest of the executive to be approved by the meeting.  Thia waa done and Messrs. Rogers, DuMoulin, doves, Hereron, Ruffell, Rees,  McDonald, Meikle and Buckland were  lected.  Mr. Geo. Gartrell, district' inspector of  naileries, was present, and addressed the  meeting regarding Sec. 42 of the Fisheries  Act, which required the placing of a wire  fish screen of not more than three-eights  of an inch mesh at the intake of every irrigation ditch or flume, to prevent the  entry of fish into the ditch. A great waste  of fish from all the creeks and streams by  reason of the non-enforcement of the Act  waa taking place. The young fish were  carried along in thousands in the irrigation water and poured out upon the land  to die. In consequence many of the creeks  were now almost entirely devoid of fish.  The government had hesitated to anforce  the regulation from fear of working a  hardship upon tha farmers and water users, who would undoubtedly be put to  considerable trouble in keeping the screens  from choking up with leaves and rubbish.  He had been requested to obtain the  general feeling of the people on the matter. The subject had been discussed by  the Summerland Board, and they had  passed a strong resolution urging the enforcement of the Act. There seemed to  be a very decided division of opinion upon  the subject while it was considered very  desirable to safeguard tbe fishing not only  for the sake of sport but for food supply,  but there was much ret 'ctar.ee to advocate a regulation which would entail extra trouble upon water users. After a  number of conflicting resolutions had  been submitted, it was decided to refer  the matter to the Farmera* Institute, the  United Farmers and representatives of  the water users, the executive to report  back to tbe Board at the next meeting.  Mr. W. G. Benson referred to the great  inconvenience caused by the present uncertainty as to the arrival of the boat. Up  to late the local depot had been notified  by telephone when the boat left the Centre, but that had been discontinued owing  to the removal of the telephone.  It was decided to urge upon the C.P.R  to see that accurate information was available as to the movement of the boat.  Discussion took place upon the present  disorganized mail service and it was left  with the executive to take active means to  have this righted.  Mr. L. V. Rogers urged that a protest  be sent to the authorities against the retention of Mr. Robertson upon the Food  Control Board, as he claimed there was  good evidence that he was using his position for personal profit as a buyer of fruit  and produce in the manipulation of  prices,  Mr. B McDonald maintained that the  members of the Food Control Board had  to be men knowledge, and every man on  it was interested in tbe produce business.  The object of the Food Control was to  prevent the storage of food supplies for  speculative purposes, and the onions which  had been mentioned were undoubtedly in  bad shape.  Mr. Casorso drew attention to the state  of Mission Creek which waa already overflowing its banka. Thia matter had been  before the Board for years past, with little  effect, but conditions were much worse  this year as the creek mouth was almost  entirely silted up, and there waa danger  of the creek cutting a new channel entirely  when the high water came. In fact it had  already started to do so.  It waa decided to wire the government  for instructions to have the engineers here  at present on irrigation matters look into  the situation and report to the! government.  CIDER  PURE     FRESH     CLEAN  Leave your ordera at the  Orchard City Evaporating Co.  Cern.i of Ellis Straw and flaw,*** Ar.  Fariners'Institute Resolutions  The following resolutions, introduced by Mr. J. L. Pridham,   were  passed   at  the   annual meeting of  the Farmers' Institute last week:  SURTAX   ACT  Whereas the taxing of improvements  will hinder them being made in the manner the farmera would prefer to make  them, and in lots of instances often prevent them being made at all, therefore  will help to decrease productiveness instead of increasing it aa the government  haa urgently requested, decrease land  settlement, and discourage immigration ;  we consider thejSurtax is over-taxation and  is quite capable of ruining the farmers of  the province especially when it is in a  degree arbitrary; we further consider that  before the Surtax waa imposed upon the  farmers the only admissible mode of procedure should have been by a general  measure and that the firat step ahould  have been a valuation of all the land under actual cultivation by scientific and  practical minded men who have made a  life study of the subject and of known integrity, as there are these important factors  in the case:���  Whereas the system of raising extra  revenue by the Surtax Act is causing vexation, disturbance of the channels af industry, and other mischiefs over and above  the payment of money waated by the government, and as it ia at present the future  is ominous so far aa farming in this country is concerned unless the principles of  scientific taxation are extended to this industry instead of bleeding it to death by  the various methods now in vogue;  The inequality and unfairness existing  in the assessments on land throughout the  province is best known to thoae farmera  who are actually working the land, and  who have to bear tbe brunt of the taxea  at the present time and are suffering more  than their share;  Therefore be it resolved that the government be asked to make an amendment  to the Surtax Act whereby it becomes inoperative in-so-far as it affects the actual  farmers.  LANDLORD AND TENANT  That the government be asked to at  once bring in an act to be operative ae  between landlord and tenant.  PAYMENT OF TAXES  That the government be asked to alter  thc date of the annual payment of government taxes on which a rebate of 10  per cent, is allowed, to a time in the year  when it is most convenient for the farmera  to pay. As it is at present he ia paying  out of the previous year'a profits, if he  has any.  DAMAGE BY FLOODS  That the Miniater of Public Works be  communicated with aaking that he at once  take thc necessary step* by having all  creeks and irrigation systems in Kelowna  district inspected and having such works  executed as deemed advisable so as to  prevent any dnmage by floods during the  present year, at the aame time pointing  out the dangers ahould auch precautions  not be taken; that the Kelowna City Coun-  cil and Board of Trade, and the member  for South Okanagan be written aaking  them to take similar action at once.  SHARING COST OF IRRIGATION  WORKS  That Section 160 of the Water Act be  ao amended that when the majority of the  property owners construct works without  forming either a Water Users Community  or a Mutual Water Company under Sec.  161, no persons have any right to the  use of water through the construction of  such works whatsoever or from any point  along any supply ditch without first having paid their share of the cost of aaid  worka and the upkeep of the same; that  the District Water Engineer shall have  full power to summon ;  That the tenant of any land shall have  no right to the use of any water unless  the owner has paid hia ahare aforesaid.  Urges Capacity Loads  for Cars ���  An order haa been addreaaed to the  Canadian Railway association for national  defense, by the food controller of the  Dominion, and is aa follows: " In order to  alleviate the car shortage I would be  strongly in favor of urging upon the shippers and railroads of Canada, that instructions be issued to all agents that auch food  stuff commodities aa grain, aalt, uugar,  apples, potatoea, etc., be not accepted unless loaded to the full cubic or weight  carrying capacity of the car. This, I feel  sure, would tend to conserve the cara and  move the maximum quantit of foodstuffs.  "I trust your association will be able to  adopt this recommendation as quickly aa  poaaible."  The Corporation  of   the City  of  Kelowna  TENDERS FOR FIRE BRIGADE  INSURANCE  Tenders will be received by the undersigned, up to Friday, 25th January, for  insuring the members of the Kelowna  Volunteer Fire Brigade. The loweat or  any tender not necessarily accepted.  For further particulars applv to Mr. H.  Glenn, Secretary, Kelowna Volunteer Fire  Brigade.  G. H. DUNN,  Kelowna, B. C., City Clerk.  January 16th, 1918.  Canadian Bank of Commerce  directors have decided to loan  money to farmers who will engage  in hog raising in view of the urgent  demand in Britain, France and  Italy for bacon and meats of all  kinds.  *  to Kalowna hi!  pav a raturn  Wadnasalsjr  WATER NOTICE  Application for a Licence to take and  use water will be made under the "Water  Act" of British Columbia, as follows : The  names of the applicants are Alexander  McLennan and George Whelan; Tlie address of the applicants is Keiowna, B.C.;  The name of the stream ia Mill Creek ;  The stream flows in a Westerly direction,  and empties into Okanagan Lake about at  Kelowna; The water ia to be diverted  from the stream on the south aide, through  the Guiaichan irrigation ditch; the purpose for which the water will be used ia  irrigation : the land on which the water  is to be used ia described as follows; registered plan No. 413, part of S.E, quarter  aection 24, Tp. 25, comprising ten acrea  the quantity of water applied for ia aa  follows: 2��J acre feet per acre or 25 acre  feet. This notice was posted on the ground  on the 8th day of January, 1918. A copy  of thia notice and an application pursuant  thereto and to the requirements of the  "Water Act'' will be filed in the office of  the Writer Recorder at Vernon. Objections may be filed with the said Water  Recorder, or with the Comptroller of  Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.  ALEXANDER McLENNAN.  9-13 Applicant and Agent.  The Piano Tuner who  Keeps Faith With  The People  Mr. Alrin E. Parkins, Expert Piano  Tuner and Regulator,  Intends being in Kelowna in February or  March, and cornea atrongly endorsed by  Heintzman 6t Co., Morris 6c Kara Co.,  Gourlay Piano Co., Newcombe Piano Co..  Fletcher Bros.. Gerhard Heintzman Houae'  Vancouver, Prof. J. D. A. Tripp, Vancouver, Mason 6t Risch Co.  Sample of Piano Manufacturers' Letters  Mr. Alvin E. Perkins, Toronto, Ont.  Dear Sir,���We hereby authorize you to  t"ne any piano of ours in any part of tha  Dominion, and we have great pleasure in  recommending you to all our patrons as  being a first-class tuner and a roan of  eplendid reputation. We find a great deal  ef harm being done by inexperienced tuners undertaking to tune pianos, who should  never be allowed to do ao, aa the instruments invariably suffer in their hands, and  the public sometimes blame the instrument!) instead of putting the fault on the  man without experience whom they often  mploy. We, therefore, have great pleasure in asking you to impress upon all  parties having pianos of our make to request you to do the necessary tuning.  Youra truly,  DOMINION ORGAN 6r PIANO CO.,  Bowmanville, Mar. 22nd, 1896. 9tl  Buff Orpington and  White Wyandotte  Cockerels  These birds are bred and carefully select.  ed for egg type  and utility and are big  strong  vigorous birds.  Prices $5, $3 and $2 each, according to their egg typ��  A. W. COOKE  Kelown* Field.  Box 663, Kalowna.  Iltf  The Allied Troops  Use immense quantities of BOVRIL  "THE GREAT BODY BUILDER"  The Defensive Forces of your body are immensely fortified by regular use of Bovril  a  If you have a cold use Hot Bovril  (A teaspoonful to a cup of hot water)  If you have dyspepsia or a Weak Stomach  Bovril made with hot milk ia easily assimilated & highly nutritious  If yeu are troubled with Insomnia  Try a cup of Hot Bovril before retiring  Bovril is now being used very extensively  by doctors and in hospitals as a stimulant  Bovril is a Stimulant, Bovril is a Food  and should be in every household.  It takes a joint of beef to make a bottle of Bovril.  When packing the boxes lor the boya slip in a tin or two of OXO  CUBES, they fit into any little corner. Tina of 4 cube* 10c ; tin* of 10  cubes 25c. A cube in ��� cup of hat water makes * delicious cup of  Beef Tea. . . . Gong'* Soupt arc also good to send to the boys���  5c each, and one in hot water make* �� big bowl of soup.  The McKenzie Co,, Ltd.  We have what you want in both Common and Finished  LUMBER  DOORS WINDOWS SHINGLES  Prices right.       Delivery Prompt. Satisfaction Guaranteed.  Kelowna Saw-Mill Co., Ltd.  D. LLOYD-JONES. Managing-Director.  Printed Butter  Wrappers  According to the new  Dominion Government  regulations ail farmera  who aell butter either  to the atorea or privately, are required to hare  it properly covered in  a wrapper on which  MUST appear in prominent lettera the'worde  "DAIRY BUTTER."  The fact ia alao emphasized that all butter  in auch packages mutt  be of the full net weight  of sixteen ounces, and  in default of same a  fine of from $10 to $30  for each offence is imposed. Whey butter  must be so labelled  even when mixed with  dairy butter, and dairy  butter retains its label  though it be mixed  with the creamery product  You can be supplied  with neatly - printed  wrappers for your  butter atthe Kelowna  Record Office, for the  following prices:  IOOPAP5iSS,,NO$l.50  200  500  1000  >��  2.00  3.15  4.50  These prices include Both the  Paper, which is the best obtainable  for the purpose, and the Printing  of same.    Please note this.  Owing to the extraordinary rise in the price of butter  parchment (which has gone up over 100 per cent) we  have been reluctantly obliged to raise our prices slightly.  Nearly all this paper was previously manufactured in Belgium, and needless to say this supply has been entirely  cut of}. Unfortunately there is no guarantee against further increases, indeed, they are more than likely.  Kelowna Record  SEED CORN  Owing to failure of crops in Ontario this yeu Seed Com ii very scarce and  local farmers are  advised to book their orders with ua without delay as we  can dispose  of our  entire  output   in   other  districts, but would prefer to  supply local demands first,  Selected North West Dent, price 15c per lb.  BANKHEAD ORCHARD CO., Ltd.

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