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 KuloUma llccorti  VOL.. IX.   NO. 8.  KELOWNA BRITISH COLUMBIA, THURSDAY, JANUARY II. 1917.-4 PAGES  $1.50 Per Annum  Retiring Council  Holds Last Meeting  Brief Session. Takes in Financial  -  and Auditor's Report  Rutland News  The final meeting of the old oounoil  held last Friday morning was brief,  there being Utile business lo transact  beyond receiving the financial stute-  msnt and the auditor's report ior the  year.  In his report lhe auditor laid emphasis upon the present aapnd financial  condition of ths oity. "To briefly  summarize the standing of your city,"  he said, "the following will be ot  assistance. You have on your books  uncollected taxes,: arrears of rates, etc.  amounting to {79,713.91, and ii the  tax-payers would pay this immediate-J  ly you would be able to discharge  your loans :to the bank and other  parties, whish amount to 324,508.6(5.  open accounts amounting to $80.04,  prepaid accounts, 0281.40, tax Sale  surplus, (793.32, and the amount that  should have been deposited in the sinking fund account, and have a balance  of {13,267.0.1 to start next year. Provided, as before, stated, that everybody were to pay their obligations to  the eity.  "Your sinking fund is composed of  120,000 invested in mortgages, and  {4,452.25 in cash at the bank, and  there should be deposited in that account in addition a sum of 310,513.54,  but the monies levied for sinking fund  purposes, were diverted for payment ol  pressing demands. He the sinking  fund invested in mortgages��� while some  of these mortgages are in arrears for  interest, still your finanoe committe is  of the opinion that tho securities in-  sound, and in this opinion we Qonc ir.  tltwa our own Con-ssn.iod.nt.I  Any person intending ,o tuk< jacking 'lessons here this winter ere requested to leave their names at the  store, or with tfrs. *'. <>ray, swretary  of the Rutland Somen's Ii.sliHte.  Two of our school teaehers, Miss  Quinn and Miss Faris, who spent the  Christmas holidays at Vancouver,  were delayed on their return by a  snowslide near Hope.  The annual meeting of tho Rutland  Women's Institute is to be held on  Thursday, June 18th, at 3 p.m., when  the punctual attendance of ail members is d'sired.  ��� s.  Mr. HarcHe has taken over lUo ci.tire  business of the store, his partner, Mr.  Brown, having decided to remain in  Kelowna. Mr. Hardie hopes to .elfin  the support which has bean enjoyed Viy  the business in the past.  The Rutland United Farmers are to  hold a meeting in the schoolhoune on  Monday, Jan. 15th, at 7.30, when the  officers will be elected and other important business transacted  Aid. Sutherland Mayor by Large Majority��� Mrs. Calder is  First Woman School Trustee���Decide- to Remain  With Thursday Half-Holiday  The result of tlie nominations olition of Mrs. Calder, for whose  Monday lor Mayor, Aldi-rinen and nomination the Women's Institute  School Trustees, revealed the fact was primarily responsible. The  that polling would   be   necessary j fact that she has headed   the  poll  only for mayor and school trustees. Six names only, the required  number,   having   been handed in  with an ample majority is sufficient  evidence that the nomination   wns  popular  one, and   ahe is to b  for the position of aldermen, they j congratulated upon being the first  were declared elected by acclatna J woman to be elected to the Board,  tion. Four of them were members j Tne voting on the queatjon 0f ���  ofthe old council, white Mcsara. J weekly half-holiday ia sufficiently  C. Cj. Buck and C.. Rogerson are j decisive for remaining wjth the  both new to city work. j pr<.,ent arrangement of Thursday,  f-or mayor, as had been antici-j and many of the merchants will no  pated.lhe contest lay between tjVp doubt be relieved to find that it is  ol the retiring aldermen, D W.! not nece���a,y for them to try the  Sutherland and   R.  A.   Copeland. | (for thrm) aomewhal doubtful   fx-  As will be seen be the tabulated  results of to-day's voting given  below, the contest ended in a decisive victory for Aid. Sutherland.  The three retiring members of  the School Board all entered their  names for re-election, with the ad-  periment of closing Saturday  There was one 'spoilt' in the vote  taken for m.-iyor today, some im-  partial elector having written  across the pap-r "Compliments of  the season to both of you!"  Change in Federal Cabinet  Some changes in the Dominion  cabinet have been necessitated by  the death of Hon. Chas. Casgrain.  Hon. P. E. Blondin has been removed from the department of the  secretary of state to the postomcc  department vacancy. Hon. E. L.  Patenaude has become secretary of  state, and Mr. Speaker Sevigny, M.  P. for Dorchester, becomes minister  of inland revenue. These changes  .were unexpected. E. N. Rhodes  deputy speaker, will move up to  the chair, and Mr. Joseph Rainville  will be deputy speaker. Mr. Sevigny will have to seek re-election,  and the nomination day will probably be fixed for the 20th. with  polling day on the 27th. The new  speaker will be appointed on  Thursday the 18th, when the  H juse meets.  The Emperor and Empress of  Austria-Hungary have sent a  special emissary to the Vatican,  urgently requesting the Pope to  intervene for peace.  Three hundred have been killed  and many injured in an earthquake  in Central Formosa, according to  special despatches from 1 aihoku,  the capital of Formosa, It is estimated that 1000 houses have been  destroyed.  Sir Frederick William Borden  who was minister of milith and  defence in the Laurier administration from its formation in 1898 until its defeat at the general elec-  iul9l I, is dead, at Canning, Nova  Scotia. Sir Frederick was first cousin  of Sir Robert Borden, both men being great-grandsons of Perry Borden, a native of Rhorl" Island  who settled in the Cornwallis Valley in 1760.  Local Delegates Will Attend  Annual Meeting of D.C.  Fruitgrowers'Assn.  At the last anuuul meeting of the 13.  G. Fruitgrowers' Association held in  Victoria, it was deoided that in fu<.ue  meetings of the local ciemburt ph^vld  be held in each division for the \mv-  poBe of nominating a member for tho  office of director to represent tiiO local  division. The actual powtur to elnt  still rents with (he annua) i I'ftlbg,  and any: member h���� tbe rih-ht io  nominate any other member. 1 he object the Association has in getting  nominations fr$m the vacivi* (���iV'a.'oiifi  is to guide 'he annual mm ;iug in its  ehoice of directors. A meeting tor  this division is to be held on Tuesday  next in the Board nlTru'le ovil'ing,  and, it is hoped .hat fruitgrowers ef  the valley will show Uinr interest in  the industry by attending. An o\yo'-  tunity will be given to discuss - any  matters pertaining to fruitgrowing,  and also to formulate resolutions for  presentation , to thu annual' meeting  whioh will be held in Victoria February 13th and 14th. Tne delegates to  be elected will be given free transportation to Victoria.  At the last annual n:ei>ting the tiwo  divisions of north and south Kelowna  were amalgamated, but givei the  right to have two Hrejtore, und the  same arrun&ement Applies tj the number of delegates.  Those t-ngaged in fruft-tf��0sy\ui a��e  reminded that the membersaip jee to  the Association is only x -lt/iUr a  year, und it should be the privilege of  every one of them to iiipputt lo hW  utmost its ndeavors.'to further the  interests of the industry.  FOR MAYOR  D. W. SUTHERLAND   136  R. A. Copeland     42  FOR ALDERMEN  (BY   ACCLAMATION)  C. W. DUGGAN  North Ward  D. H. RATTENBURY  North Ward  H. H. MILLIE  ;  South Ward  J. M. HARVEY  South Ward  C.G. BUCK  Souil.Ward  C. ROGERSON   South Wi.rd  FpR SCHOOL TRUSTEES  Mr*. CALDER   136  W. R. TRENCH   117  J. A. BIGGER '  108  J. B. Knowles     90  WEEKLY MALF-HOLIDAY        THURSDAY   124  Saturday        45  Monday        2  Tuesday \        I  Annual Ratepayers' Meeting  Proves to Be Lively Affair  Aid. Sutherland Subjected to HeaVy Bombardment of Adverse  Criticism, but Replies With Powerful Artillery of Plain  z and Indisputable Facts  Notwithstanding    ths promise oi    n spent than in 1915.   This was in spits  little   wordy   warfare   between    rival, ot the addition of the Manual Train  candidates for civic office. U.ero was si  smaller attendance tnan usual ill   lhe  annual meeting of ratepayers held list  he^C  The Daily Mail learns that Mra.  William Cornwallis-West, who has  been severely censured by a court  of enquiry in connection with army  affairs, has decided to retire from  every kind of public work.  No more transfers of non-com-  missioned officers for appointments as officers in the Canadian  expeditionary forces in Canada  will be approved. Thia important  announcement was made in camp  orders issued by Major-Genera!  Logic.  Mr. Martin Lloyd, who until looeat-  ly was the owner of the Glass raneh  on the Vernon road, has purchased nil  tho stock and equipment uf thy Central Okanagan Land .'o.'s ''.lonmove  Hanch, and wijl lease the property  which consists of some HO acres.  The memjbers ot tbe vat-bus loc r!s nf  the B. C. Agricultural Organisation  Association is folding i meotir.g in  town in the Board of TV via looms en  Saturday morning in conj motion with  thc organization committee t-- discuss  further organization.  Friday evening in the new Me.ttie.  Copies of ths financial statement were  distributed around the hall, and the  audience oecupied the short delay in  opening with scanning the figureB there  presented. At length, however, in  obedience to tho impationt stumping  which was growing I in volume, the  proceedings were oommenoed, with Mr.  W. ,11. M. (alder in the chair. '  Sohool Trustee W. R. Trench   spoke'  first    on behalf of the Sohool Board,]  Vernon is apparently having  some difficulty in selecting a council this year. The nominations  Monday produced only, a mayor  and one alderman!  A report has appeared in the  press that Pope Benedict XV. is  about fo appoint a commission of  four cardinals to renew a movement begun by Pope Leo XIII.  and abandoned by Pope Pius X.,  looking to a re-union of Christianity  and the cultivation of friendly relations with the Anglican church. A  public announcement from' Rome  on the subject is expected soon.  their maintenance, about $M(I in all.  He w-as pleased, however, to say that  the government had lately sent a  quantity of shade trees, sufficient to  plant all the school grounds, and  these ��i-i'i' hieing taken care of through  the winter and would be planted in  the spring.  During the year the children, under  Principal Gordon, had done a great  deal of practical work in tbe grounds  and i in looking after the trees, and a  tennis court had been laid out for the  teachers in front. The government  was at present insisting very much upon school gardens as very necessary  in a distriot liko this, and he believed  that some day when these were properly developed, the land they had now  would not be nearly large enough.  The idea at present wtts to have a  provinoial supervisor who would direct  the work in the garden plots both in  town and all over'the distriot.  The plot of flowers in fron of the  pubHo school, whioh all had muniied  muoh was still being ejnernualy  donated by Mr. H. Lysons.  Mr. Knowles -also spoke in warm appreciation of the work of Mr. J. A.  Bigger as chairman of '.he '. ���nwX.  THE WEEKLY HALF-HOi.uUY  I  As    it was necessary, the chairman  announced,   for    a    vote of the ratepayers    to be taken at the elections  the following week upon the choice of  day for the weekly half-holiday, it  had been thought desirable, that i-ome  mention should be made of it at ti-e  present meeting. His own personal  opinion, based upon many years  perience as a retail merchant, wns  strongly against Saturday, whieh bad  always been recognized as thivnulirul  shopping day for the public, and  pecially for tho country people. Most  of the business of the stores was dlini  between two and ten o'clock on Sat  urday.  Mr. W. Haug, as president of the  Merchants' Association, stated thut  that body had decided to recommend  staying with the present arrargecient  and keeping Thursday os the holiday,  especially in view of the. fact that this  was a fanning community.  Mr. Geo. S. McKenzie contr idieSed a  report which had appeared in the press  to the1 effect that the merchants end  citizens of Vernon favored Saturday."  He had good authority for saying  that this was not so. As merchants  they were anxious in Kelowna to huve  the day, best suited to the majority of  the people, and this he believed to be  the day at present observed.  ALD. MILLIE SAVES MONEY  The    various    members   oi the c.ty  council    then    look   the    platform in  turn to speak of tbe work of the different departments of whioh thoy had  hfd oharge during the pust year, commencing   with    A'd.   Millie, who hntl  acted   as   chairman     of     the     Fire  and Buildings committee.  When he had first taken hold of tbs  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   work in June, he Baid, he had noticed  ing and Domestio Science classes. I that a great deal of money was being  In connection with the latter he spent in heating and lighting the Fire  would like to remind the parents of .Hall. In 1915 this had amounted tn  boys who had left sohool that they no less than $454.25, which was a  Would be quite welcome to attte'id tha ridiculous sum for such a purpose.  manual training classes, as there was During the first six months of 1916  plenty of room for additional pupils there had been a oonBumption of 2083  He also referred to the effort whieh, kilowatts of elsolrioity for lighting  was being made to gave a pn.'iuciil alone, representing a cash qutlay of  supervisor for the pracHsai te��;hi!s,i $295.45. He had at once taken  of agriculture in the (list.itt,  BETTER SANITARY AMIANti!  MENTS WANTED    lire  problem in hand und by rewiring the  Hail lie had effected an enormous sav  intt, so that tbe consumption duung  the last six months w-aB only 211 kilo-  er connection with the public schools.'that in 1914 when there was no paid  He know it was a bad time to bo ad- fireman and no fire truck opei ul ing  vooating any increase in expanses, but expenses, tho cost had been $3,793.05,  it was a thing which waa very i.ndly|and no charge had been made in that  needed. It would take approximately year for lighting. In 1915 this had  fifteen IhouBand dollars to bring the been reduced to 12,592.52, and in ".'.'16  sewer to the school, but it should be further reduced to 12.163.94.  done as soon as possible.  During    the year the very '.test feel-  Aid. Millie was very enthusiastic in  his praise of the Fire Brigade, who he  Ho had one suggestion to ine.ko   to'watts, and tho whole six mo-itlw bill  and took the duty usually assigned to the   incoming   board,    and that v as only $43.86.  the chairman (Mr. J. A. Bigger being that they take up.again.with ihe cityI   Regarding the general oxuenses      ol  away) of giving a brief report of the counoil the question) of providing sew-' tho Fire department, he .jointed  yoar'B    work    in connection with tho  publio schools.  General conditions in the oity had  not made any material difference in  the sohool attendance. At the beginning of the year there had been 325  pupils on the roll, with" between 50  and 60 in the High Sohool. In tho  spring and early summer there had  been a falling off oi about 30, and the  Board had dispensed with one of the  teachers. It was now found that it  was necessary to engage another  teacher, and it was probable that if  the increase continued, still another  would be needed at mid-summer.  He would refrain, ,ho said, from going into details of finanoe, as they  wero to be seen in the published statement, but he would like to point out  the saving which had been effected. In  1915 the expenditure had been $18,100,  while "in 1956 only $17,600 had basn  disbursed. This included a payment ol  $600 for three years whioh had not  been paid the previous year. So that  in all, probably $1,100 'has had   been  mg had always existed between tbe J said were twenty of the finest boys  different' members af the board, and .they had ever, had. Thev were always  wath thc city council. By the latter, ready to sacrifice Kre and limb in the  they had sometimes been called over. saving of property, and were men of  the oarpet to cut down expenses, and'courage and speed and pluck, and HeC-  he thought they had done that uud  still kept Up the efficiency of the  schools. At the present time they  had one of the best sohool staffs in  British Columbia.  TRUSTEE KNOWLES  Trustee .1. B. Knowles said thai  during the year he had been chairman  of the committee whose duty it was  to look alter the school grounds. 0w:  ing to the necessity ior economy they  ond to none in the province. He  would not be afraid to match them  against twenty of the liest men in  Vancouver (applause). They had only  recently by their efforts saved the  town from being burnt. But they  should not get all the credit as there  was some coming to the men in the  power i house for throwing in the wood  to keep up theV pressure of water.  The rest of the aldermen, continued  Aid.    Millie,   would all tell |how they  had not spent very much money    on had been saving money, butltc thought  he oould claim to have nude ss big  savings as any ot them (renewed ap-  plauss).  He had saved the building inspector's salary by taking over his dut-  and sinoe he had taken office he  had issued permits for $23,000 worth  of buildings.  Ths fire losses during the year had  amounted to $141,216,.00, with insurance of $87,356, representing a total  loss of property ol 153,866.  Recently he had purchased an electric heater which was kept under the  carburetor of the fire truok, and ran  at a cost of 24c i.per day. This did  away with the necessity in cold weather of keeping a fire going, and  effected a big saving in fuel.  He thanked the rest of the council  for their treatment during the year,  and announced his intention of running again.  PARKS AND CEMETERY  Aid. .). Harvey, as chaiiman of the  Parks Committee, stated that o��uig  to the development whioh kad been  done in the Park in past juars, it had  been decided to spend as little money  as possible there during the year, and  expenditure had- been confined to keeping things up to the standard so as  to prevent undoing the work of th -  past. The estimates had called for  $1,000 and they had kept well within  this by expending $967.56, distributed  as follows: Light, $43.37; Supplies,  $205.63; Labor, $460.63; and cemetery maintenance, $257.72. The total  revenue had been $290, $115 for digging graves, and $175 for the sale of  cemetery lots. The expense of the  Park had been less than the previous  year by one half.  The principal outlay in thc oemetery  had been in installing an irrigation  system. This had necessitated the  laying of 700 feet of three inch pipe,  thc Kelowna Irrigation Co. kindly  giving free water. This would be s  great benefit, as it had been impossible ���. to do much in ths way of improving and beautifying the oemetery  without water. He suggested that  the incoming counoil should put up a  small building to house equipment,  and also to serve as a shelter for visitors.  The trees in the streets had been  watered and cared for by tha committee, and .about 300 replaced.' There  had been a few losses, but generally  they were doing well.  The committee had been fortunate  in having the services of a man who  was a gardener by trade, and who  had given every satisfaction, Mr.  Balsillie had always taken a keen interest in the. work.  This, said Aid., Harvey, had bean his  first year of municipal work, and he  had found it very interesting, and had  endeavored to work to the best of his  nihility and in the interests of the ratepayers.  He thanked the balance of the Parks  committee for their assistance. Many  of them had been on the board for  years, and the credit was due to them  for the present beauty of the Park.  HEALTH OF CITY HAS BEEN  GOOD  Aid. Katteubury, under whose immediate care the Health and Sewerage  committee had come, waa pleased to  report that the city bad been --cry free  from all epidemic and contagious diseases, lhe vital statistics of the year  showed there had been 103 births, 33  deaths, and 20 marriages. He do.-ply  regretted losing so many of our well-  known and respected oitisens, particularly .mentioning AM. Raymer and e\-  Ald. Blackwood, in whose deaths thj  counoil and community, as well as the  immediate relatives, had suffered a  severe loSa.  The total number of patients receiving treatment in the local Hospital  had been 150, II for operations, 68  general cases, and 41 maternity, with  one case of typhoid raniainrag over  from the preceding year. The excel- '  lent work of the Hospital was largely  attributable to tbe good man-igvment  and splendid staff of nurses, as well  ss to the skill and ability ot our  ooal physicians. Credit was duo to  the directors for keeping this desvre-  ing institution in suoh good toiuli-.on  during these strenuous times, though  he believed they were not recrilir,;  the encouragement and asfttstki/ce  from tbe citizens which they wore! entitled Ho.  Tlie speaker'created some ura-i'ieiheut  by recalling how at tha last i aunuil  meeting he had dwelt at tome k-kgih  on the advantages of KelowaU at a  health resort, and that onL. a short  time after his watsr pipai had all  (CWtm��d on not 44 PAflK TWO  KELOWNA   RECORD  Thursday, January 11th, 1917.  KELOWNH RECORD  fvbUiUJ mry Thurtfey At Kdowna,  BritiA Columbi.  JOHN LEATHLEY  MUor and Proprietor  SUBSCRIPTION  RATES  VMi;    7.1c.    ill    mon t hi.  UniUd  UJO  9C��tM 10 e��nU  ��dditfonat.  Ill lobirriotioiii DtvvnbU ia advaom  Bsbtxrlber*   at   41m r��rolar ��*��    ran  have  extra paperi  mailed  to trtands  at  a  d.itnnc*  at  HALF RATE. ..��.. 76 mutt per vaar.  Tkia  "jjecial  oriv.WtM   ie   granted    lor    tha  I ol advertising tha oltv ���utd district.  ADVKHTI8INQ RATES  LODGE NOTICES.  PROFESSIONAL CARDS  ETC.. U cenU oer column inch Per *��aek.  UND AND TIMBER NOTICES-30 dava. *tV  (W dava IT,  WATER NOTICES-IS for liva ineertiona.  LKCJAI.   ADVERTISINQ-Flret    inaertion.    IS  (Mli par Hoe: aack enbaaauent  inaertion  ovate par line.  CLASSIFIED   ADVERTISEMENTS  -2 oenU  oar  wurd    llrat  inaertion,   1   oent  per  word  ���ark aabieauent inaertion.  DISPLAY    ADVERTISEMENTS - Two   inchee  and  andar. 60 centa oer inch (irat  insertion  ���v��  twu inchaa 40 centa  per  inch  tirA   in  ���artioa:    20 canta  per  inch  each   aubeaguent  iuarttoo.  All chansaa ia contract advertisements must  m* in the handa of tbe printer bv Tueidav  ���veoiav to aoaura publication in tha next  wane.  Westbank News  The annual meeting of the West-  bank Farmers' institute was held  in the schoolhouse tn Tuesday  evening, January 2nd, the president, Mr. W. B. Gore, in the chair.  The minutes of the previous  meeting having been read and confirmed, the secretary read a number of communications from the  Department of Agriculture regarding packing schools for adults and  one for children, pruning schools,  the keeping of goats, the journal,  and the most important one being  the consolidation of the Farmers'  Institutes by forming local centres,  with delegates Irom each Institute  to work in conjunction with the  board of directors formed at the  convention in Victoria, March, '16.  The president's address followed, outlining the benefits they had  received as an Institute and as a  community at large, one of the  most important items being the  fact that they had been able to  have during the past year one  month's extra water supply, and at  ��� time when most needed. He  also urged upon them the necessity of sending in their requirements to the new government as  ������fly as possible, pointing out to  them that Westbank was an ideal  place in which to try out their irrigation scheme, suggesting that  they put in a dam as early as  possible.  The secretary Mr. M. Russell,  gave an itemized account of receipts and expenditure which drew  a round of applause, as it showed  ��� substantial balance at the bank.  Mr.   A.  Joslyn handed   in   the  report of the directors, which ought  to have been extended considerably.  The officers elected for 1917 are  as follows: President; W. B. iore,  Vice-Pres., Mr. Steele, Sec.-Treas.,  M. Russell, Directors, Messrs. A.  Joslyn. J. Duncan and J. Dobbin,  Auditor, Mr. Last.  A hearty vote of thanks was  tendered to the officers for 1916,  after which the meeting adjourned.  J. M. CROFT  Bootmaker.  All Rinds of Repairs  BERNARD AVENUE,  KELOWNA.  AUCTIONEER  I have had over 21 years' experience in the Auctioneering  bueineea, particularly in the  line of Cattle, Farm Impie.  menta and Household Furniture ; and thia experience ia  at your disposal. It means  better results from your miction sales.  Anyone wishing to arrange for  an Auction Sale should ste or  write to  G. H. KERR  Auctioneer  P.O. Box 195, Residence at  Ketawaa. B.C. GLENMORE  Mr. G. W. CUNNINGHAM  Pandozi Street, is acting as agent io  Kalowna and will make all arrangements (or the conducting ot sales  Orders for  Local  Scouts  te PREPARED*      Kelowna Troop  Troop Fint!   Self Last  Edited by Pioneer.      Jan. 9th,' 17  There will be no orderly duties  during the week and no regular  parades, for the reason that the  evening of this date of writing will  be devoted to a Court of Honour  which is going to thoroughly reorganize the whole troop I he following boys did not repass or retry  their Tenderfoot tests bel.ire the  end of last year: - Otters: John  Butler and Cyril Gillard; Curlews:  Robert Burtch; Eagles: William  Parker; Kangaroos: C. Fergu=on,  H.Coles and J. Krimintr, and  Beavers: George Sutherland, William Day and Heeler Duhgan.  So we are very sorry that under  the new rules they are no longer  members of the troop. If they wish  to rejoin they have six months within which lo apply, but unless such  an application is made in either  January or February the scout forfeits the privilege of attending this  year's troop camp. On any application to rejoin being made it will  be thoroughly considered bv the  Coutt of Honour after hearing what  the scout has to say, and as you  know the matter rests absolutely  with the court. It is likely that a  scout will only be retaken on the  strength provided he has had a  very real reasons from unpre-  ventable causes for not having tried  and repassed his Tenderfont tests,  and of course he will have to do so  before being taken on   again.  All scouts who have been in the  troop for over a year have now to  pass or repass their Second Class  tests befor the end of thiii month.  The Scoutmasters will make an appointment to take the examination  or to give special instruction at any  time, so get busy, everyone! The  Patrol Leaders of lhe Patrols to  which the scouts we have named  above belonged will  immediately  Storm Windows  and Doors  If you value   comfort  and   fuel  economy you would be wise to  consult us about these.  Christmas Gifts  We can carry  out  your own idea, in  Special Article* of Furniture or in oii-  ginal toys for the children  Furniture, Fruit Ladders,  Sash and Doors  REPAIR WORK AND JOBBING  S. M. Simpson  One door south of Firehall.   Phone 312  bring this column (which unfortunately all our scouts do' not regularly read) to their attention and also  to their parents' attention. If a  boy's parents really wish their boy  to be a scout we ol course wisn to  do all in our power, consistent with  the welfare of the troop, to help  them.  the need of reorganization  within the troop has been very apparent for a long time past and as  the great central idea of the whole  Boy Scout Movement is' "The  government of boys VPy boys and  not of boys by men," our Patrol  Leaders must realize and live up  to their responsibilities, which by  consenting to be a leader they accept. It is a great honour lo be a  Patrol Leader tjut it is an honour  which brings with it very great  duties and responsibilities. With  this idea we are therefore intending to hold combined troop parades only occasionally, but meetings of the Patrols by themselves  under their Leaders and Seconds  will be held weekly, as well as  a weekly meeting of the Leaders  and Seconds with the Scoutmasters.  It is of the verv greatest importance  that each Patrol should secure a  Patrol Home immediately, and we  hope some of our friends will be  able to assist us in this respect.  Dr. Boyee has very kindly offered  us the use of a small four-roomed  cottage belonging to him on Bernard Avenue and we could comfortably have two or three Patrol  Rooms in this house. If any of  Our friends have an old stove or  any pieces of furniture .vhich they  are not using or have discarded,  we should appreciate the aame  very much indeed.  1917 Boy Scout Diariers have  been distributed to every scout in  the troop into which his daily good  turns must be daily entered. There  is a lot of other information to be  filled in as well and for the best  kept and neatest diary at the end  of the year a bound volumn of the  Scout will be given.  In the County Court of Yale  Holden at Vernon.  In the Matter of the Eitate of Either  Alma Sehell, deceased.  NOTICE is hereby given that all Credit,  ors and others having claims against the  Estate of the aaid Esther Alma Sehell deceased, are required on or before the 21st  day of January, 1917, lo send by post or  deliver to William Garrelt Sehell. of Rut.  land, B.C., Administrator of the said Estate, their full names, addresses and descriptions, with full particulars of their  claims, statement of their accounts, and  the nature of the securities, if any, held  by them.  And further take notice that after such  above-mentioned date, the said Administrator will prt.ceed to distribute the estate  of the deceased among the persorp entitled thereto, having regard only to the  claims of which he shall then have notice,  nd that he will not be liable for the said  assets or any part thereof, to any person  or persons of whose claims notice shall  not have been received by him at the time  of such distribution.  Dated at Kelowna, B.C , this 21st day of  December, 1916.  WILLIAM G. SCHELL.  Administrator of the said Estate.  5-9  SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING  REGULATIONS  nn��s ��� t ��� ��� 1 ���. ���"�����������" ���>"���"��� -��������������������� J  �����    PROFESSIONAL AND    "  "       BUSINESS CARDS      ������  iiHi">'.S"Sii>"��"t  BURNE & WEDDELL  Barrister,  Solicitors and  Notaries Public,  E. C. Weddell.    ���   John K. Burne.  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 Block, Kelowna.  P.O. box 374  JOHN CURTS   ���  CONTRACTOR & BUiLDER  Plans and Specifications Prepared  and estimates given for publicBuild-  irigs.Town and Country Residences  JOHN CURTS, KELOWNA  F. W. GROVES  M. Can. Soc. CX  Consulting Cicll and Hydraulic  Engineer  B.C. Land Suroeuor  Survey, and Reports on Irrisation Works  Applications for Water License.  KELOWNA, B.C.  "The Seekers" to Come to  Ditector Otis Turner who has  just returned to Universal City  after a short vacation, is directing  Mis Flora Parker De Haven in a  five-reel Red Feather production,  "The Seekers", which will come to  the Kelowna theatre on January  18th. the story of which is by Olga  Printzlau.  In this   story   Miss   De   Haven  GILLETTS  BI Weak Eyes  will portray the sympathetic role  of Ruth Heck, a little nurse.in the  colony of "The Seekers," a religious sect of that name, whose  purpose in life is to seek those  who are in distress. The role is  an entirely different one and nothing of its kind has yet been shown  in pictures.  The story is replete with thrills  and heart interest and will give  Miss De Haven a great opportunity  to display histrionic ability. The  scenes are laid in the Tennessee  mountains and the story depicts  the love of two great, strong men  for a slip of a woman, and how  the very strength of her weakness  don.inates and conquers them.  are usually caused from  neglect. If you are suffering from Eye' Strain or  cannot see comfortably  wear our CRYPTOIC or  TORIC LENSES. You will  find them very comfortable  and they will strengthen  your eyes.  J. B. Knowles  Jeweler & Optician  Kelowna  Coal miniag rights of the Uoinbsiaa  in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Albsr-  ta, ths Yukon Territory, tha Northwest Territories, and in a portioB of  the Province ol British Columbia, may  be leased for (l term of twenty  years at an annual rental of tl  acre. Not more than 2,600  will be leased to one applicant.  Applications for ths lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Ageilt of the dietriot  in which the rights applied for are  situated.  In surveyed territory, the laad Bust  be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurvey-  ed territory ths tract applied lor  shnll be' slaked out by ths aPpUsaat  himself.   .  Each application mult be aoeom-  panied by a fee of $6 which will bo  relunded if the right applied for ale  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of ths mine at the rate of  five centa par ton.  The person operating the mine  furnish the agent with a worm returns  accounting for ths full quantity oi  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If ths ooal mining  rights ars not being operated,  returns shall be furnished at least  a ye.r.  The lease will include the coal  ing rights only, but the lessee may  be permitted to purchase whatever  available surface rightB ni���y be considered necessary (or the working el  the mine at the rate of $10 an ��cre.  For hill information application  should be made to the secretary ol  the Department of the Interior, Ot.  tawa, or to the Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion lands.  W. W. COBT.  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N. B. ���Unauthorized publication oi  this advertisement will not be pais! lor.  The January Clearance  Sale Continues  Special  Values in  Trimmed and Un-  trimmed Hats  R"  \  SM5SiESSdi^S  N  CONTINUING the sale of Hats, there are now being offered Special Prices in  order to effect a speedy clearance  EXCEPTIONAL values in Trimmed Hats.  Prices up to $5.95    $2.95  VELVET Shapes, usually priced at $3.50,  during the sale   $1.95  UNTRIMMED Shapes,   in   many   styles,  for....  50c and 95c  VELVET  Untrimmed   Shapes.     Usually     \>  $5.95. for  $2.95  Tweed and Serge Skirts Reduced  New Tweed and Serge Skirts in smart and useful styles, made in  materials that  are exceedingly hard to procure at the present time  Prices up to $5.95, for   $3.95  Navy Suiting Serge Skirts of exceptional values in plain tailor-made style, usually $7.25 $5.95  The sale of Dress Materials continues at three different prices. Make  sure of seeing these values  65c, 95c and $1.50  A beautiful fine weave in Natural  Pongee. This is exceptionally cheap.  We are fortunate in being able to offer  this at  30c yard  I   J ���    LIM'TED.      Store open at 8.15 a.m.  KELOWNA  TO INVESTORS  |HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING  INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE  AT PAR  DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK  IN SUMS OF WOO OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF.  Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.  Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchsnge st  any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from ths date of  purchase.  Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering st par and accrued Interest,  as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue  in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short data security.  Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.  A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed te recognized bond and  stock brokers on allotments mads In respect of applications for this stock whioh bear their  stamp.     ,  For application fotyns apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.  DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,  >        OOTOBER 7th, ISIS. Thursday, January  11th, 1917.  KBIAWNA  UtCOtO  KtfSttOKtS  i     i. il u  j  \  TOWN AND COUNTRY NOTES  ���                      ' i  Dr. de Pfyffer left Tuesday on a  rip to Chicago and New York.  Mr and Mrs. Wiggins left Wed-  esday returning to their home  tear Saskatoon.  We regret to hear that Mr. W. A.  ���iunter is at present an inmate at  he hospital.  The Rutland United Farmers  will meet on Monday night,. Janu-  iry 15th, in the Rutland school.  election of officers will take place  nd other important business done.  Mrs. G. H. Kerr left Saturday  est for Shorebrook, Que., on a  risit to relatives and friends. She  ivill be absent some three or four  months.  A sum of $20 was handed over  :o the Patriotic Fund this week, it  >eing the proceeds of the collection  aken up at the Sunday-school  ���lally, held in the Presbyterian  :hurch last Sunday week. The  ally was the most successful yet  leld, and the church was crowded, the three Sunday-schools (Pres-  gyterian, Methodist and Baptist)  >eing united. , It is proposed to  told these rallies more frequently.  " Wid " Thompson returned last  weekend from the coaat.  The Rev. A. Dunn returned  from Vancouver, and Mr. L. V.  Rogers from Victoria, last Friday.  The regular meeting of the Country Girls Hospital Aid will be held  at the home of Miss Hewetson,  on Saturday the 13th, at 3 p.m.  The Anglican church 'W.A.'  will hold their annual meeting on  Friday, January 12th, in the parish  hall. It being the annual meeting  business of great importance is to  be transacted, and a large attendance rs requested.  i On Wednesday a somewhat unique shipment was made by the  B.C. Growers in the shape of a full  carload of white beans. This is  the first car of its kind that has  ever left the Kelowna district. It  was billed to Winnipeg.  Mr. W. D. Morgan, of Kamloops,  has been a visitor in town this  calling on old acquaintances. Mr.  Morgan was at one time in charge  of Tait's shoe store (afterward's  Muirhead's). He left for the coast  this morning. >  Women's lostitote Holds  The annual meeting of the Kelowna Women'a Institute was held  on Saturday, January 6th, in the  Board of Trade building, with the  president, Mrs. Mathison, in the  chair.  The sec.-trea'a. report showed  that the membership for 1916 was  93, with an average attendance of  36, The receipts for the year  amounted to If300.15, with disbursements for local expenses of  $110.95 ; prisoner of war fund,  $81.30; Red Cross. $52.75; Kelowna Hospital, $12.15; Serbian  and Montenegrin relief $10, leav.  ing a balance of $33.  The aims and  objecta of a Wo-  and Be Happy!  I| Buy a Sewing Machine. Make Sewing  a hobby and it will become a pleasure.  ��| Sew for yourseUes; sew for the Red  Cross ; sew for charity.  If We sell both White and Singer machines, guaranteed for ten years, but will  last a lifetime.  Prices range from $35 to $50  Kelowna Furniture Co.  Printed Butter  Wrappers  According to the new  Dominion Government  regulations all farmers  who tell butter either  to the store* or privately, are required to have  it properly covered in  a wrapper on which  MUST appear in.prominent letters the words  "DAIRY BUTTER."  The fact is also emphasized that all butter  in tuch'packagea must  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 at the Kelowna  Record Office, for the  following prices:  INCLUDED  | AftPAPER & PRINTING  200  500  1000  >��  $1.50  2.00  3.15  4.50  These prices include Both the  Paper, which is the best obtainable  Jor the purpose, and the Printing  of same.    Please note this.  Owing to the eztrao rdinary rise in the price of butter  parchment (which has gone up over 100 per cent) we  have been reluctantly obi iged to raise our price* slightly.  Nearly all this paper was previously manufactured in Belgium, and needless to saj ' this supply has been entirely  cut off. Unfortunately th ere is no guarantee against further increases, indeed, the; v are more than likely.  Kelowna Record  ���w-  Dr. and Mrs. Knox returned last  weekend after a visit over New  Years at the coast.  Mrs. J. W. Jones has kindly consented to officiate at the drawing  of the lucky number which will  transfer the C. P. F. cow to a new  home. The ceremony will take  place at the city office at 2 o'clock  on Wedneaday next, January 17th.  The danger of very young children playing with their sleds in  the streets was shown a few days  ago near the public school, when  but foe the   promptness  of   Mr.  John Casorso, three little tots must  ave been run over by a team and  probably killed or injured.  The fire brigade had a turnout  last Sunday afternoon in response  to a call, but did not aucceed in  locating any fare. The confusion  was caused by the informant, whoever it was, phoning direct through  to the power house, instead of  obeying instructions on the card  and informing central. In any case  it was probably a matter of nerves  more than serious danger.  There was a good average attendance at the Glenmore Farmers' Institute on Mcuiday evening  last, when, owing to the courtesy  of the executive, an address on  behalf of the local branch of the  Canadian Patriotic Fund was given  by Mr. J. R. Beale. The C. P. F.  committee welcome all such opportunities of informing the public  of the progress of their work.  The "Willing Workers" of the  Baptish church held their annual  meeting and election of officers  in the church last Sunday. Following are the members elected to  office: Hon. Pres. Mrs. J. E. Reekie,  Pies., Miss L. Wilson, 1st Vice,  Miss J. Reekie, 2nd Vice, Miss B.  Wilson, Secretary, Miss L. Evans,  Treasurer, MisiS M. Clarke, Organist, Miss Edna Clarke.  Government Lectures Are  Largely Attended  men's,Institute as organized under  the Dept. of Agriculture, are: To  improve the condition of rural life  and promote the prosperity of the  home, the community and the na  tion. This may be done as stated  in the rules and regulations governing Women's Institutes (a) By the  study of home economics, child  welfare, prevention of disease,  local neighbourhood needs social  and industrial conditions, and laws  affecting women and their work;  (4) By making the Institute a social  and educational centre, and fcy encouragement of agriculture and  other local and home industries  for women.  Only as an organization endeavors to attain the object for which  it has been created can it grow and  flourish. The how-much-can-you  get-out-of-this idea should have no  place in the mind of a member of  this Institute. The executive for  1916 have a carefully-prepared  programme for this year. The  topics to be discussed are many  and varied, ranging from patriotism  to candy making.  What might be considered the  outstanding event of the year in  connection with the Inatitute, wa?  the Flower Show, held in August  in the aquatic pavilion. The exhibits of plants and flowers were of  excellent quality and the day was  pleasant. The attendance was good  and afternoon tea was served and  a very enjoyable social time spent.  At the December meeting of the  Institute placed itself on record as  favouring the election of a lady to  the Board of School Trustees. A  Committe was appointed to secure  a candidate for the position, and  the name of Mrs. S. A. Calder  comes before the electorate this  week.  The rewort was received and  adopted.  A resolution passed by the  Union of B. C. Municipalities regarding maintenance of the Tranquille Sanitorium by the provincial  government was brought before  the meeting and on motion indorsed by the Institute.  A number of resolutions passed  by the Womans Institute Conferences of B. C. were read and indorsed in toto.  The nominations for directors  next took place and resulted in the  following being appointed: Mes-  dames Rogers, Brent, McDonald  and Swerdfager, it was later discovered that' this number exceeded  that permitted on the paid up  membership and Mrs. Swerdfager  volunteered to retire. The directors  then elected the following officers:  President, Mrs. L. V. Rogers;  Vice-Pres.. Mrs. W. D. Brent; Sec-  Treas., Miss M. Reekie. Mesdames  Brent and Calder were appointed  auditors for 1917.  It was moved and seconded that  a hearty vote of thanks be tendered Mrs. Mathison, the retiring  president.  Mrs. Hopkins, a daughter of  Mr. G. F. Budden, gave an inter.  eating account of the work of the  Women's Institute on the prairie.  Mrs. J. Chalmers, lecturer under  the direction of the Department of  Agriculture, visited Kelowna on  Monday and Tuesday last and gave  three most helpful and interesting  discourses on subjects of vital importance to those engaged in agricultural pursuits.  The1 lecture on Home Canning  waa largely attended and many  useful suggestions were given for  the establishment by the housekeeper of a little " corner grocery"  of her own, where canned meat,  fish, milk, vegetablea and fruits  might be stored ready for use  when required.)  The other lectures on The Home  Garden, Soils and Crops, and Live  Stock on the Farm, were equally  interesting and profitable.  %sf%S>'ias<N4VW>^l>VW^Ss<VS^Ns''Ss^^>^^>^^ia^s^ss>>t.^sS>S'a  Lett's Diaries  for 1917  If you are thinking of keeping a diary thia year you will  do well to make vour aelection  now as the supply is limited.  You know what it is to be  disappointed over something  you have set your mind on.  Price* 25c to $1  P. B. Willits & Co.  REXALL DRUGGISTS  Phone 19 Kelowna. B.C.  KELOWNA THEATRE  SATURDAY (13th)-" The Wedding Guest." " Lucky Leap.'  " Model Husband."  TUESDAY���"The Yaqui."    Five-part   Bluebird   production,  with Hobart Boaworth,   Also one-act comedy.  THURSDAY-Flora Parker de Haven in " The Seekers."  FRIDAY, JANUARY 19th      --      "AN ALIEN"  8-act photoplay, with George Beban.   An  exceptionally fine entertainment  Afternoon, 3.45���Children 15c, Adults 25c  Evening, 8 o'clock���Children 25c, Adults 35c  'e*VM*s*'*^^%^VlWaa*as*VWYaa*<*>*N>'l��VV*>^WMl^^^lV   i*4**s*ts^ss*s)*0*0ms*Js*s*sW*s1*t  Bobsleighs and  Cutters  Our carload of the above arrived just in time to be  in demand and we expect, to do a big business.  We have a fine r how of Cutters at varying prices,  ' and are satisfied that we shall be able to please you.  Bags, Trunks, Suit Cases, Travelling Rugs, &c  W. R. GLENN <5c SON  Pendozi Street  Phone 150  We have what you want in both Common and Finished  LUMBER  Doors Windows Shingles  Prices right.       Delivery prompt       Satisfaction guaranteed.       ,  Kelowna Saw-Mill Company, Limited  0. LLOYD-JONES - . . Manasing-Directer  OK LUMBER CO.,Ltd.  Are now completely equipped to supply all  your lumber needs.  We have a large stock of local and  coast  ROUGH AND FINISHING LUMBER  of high-grade quality and in splendid condition.  A complete line of  DOORS AND WINDOWS  LATH AND SHINGLES  COAL  COAL  Pennsylvania Hard, $17.50       Taber Smokeless. $11.00  Princeton Lump $8.00 Princeton Nut $7.00  TERMS CASH  Phone  66  W. HAUG  P.O. Box  166  A new carload of OUR BEST FLOUR, Straight Alberta  Flour, Bran, Shorts, Middlings, Oats and Flat Oats, just in  Come in and see the new Congoleum Rugs, 3-ft. by 3-ft.; 3-ft.  by 4J-ft.; 3-ft. by 6-ft.; 6-ft. by 6-ft.; 6-ft. by 9-ft.; 6-ft by 12-ft.  - All with nice borders  Tne Following Bargains to Offer:  Chippendale  Chins, Cabinet, worth  $75. for . .   $20  Osk roll top desk -   $15  Wire double Davenport .   $6  Large oak chair       - -   $5  Oak Rocker . .   $5  Nice large enamelled Bed  Common enamelled Bed  Birmingham Wheel ,-  Hand Sewing Machine -  Two Surreys, with Poles  Pair Work Hernass  Pair Democrat Harness  $B  $5  $20  $10  $50  $20  $20  Bring in anything you have far sale aad come here whan you want anything  STOCKWELL, the Auctioneer MGE FUUK  I  KELOWKA   tECOBJ)  Thursday, January 11th, 1817.  AWIIJaL ratepayers meeting  (Coottnutfi frotn   t'ture   1.)  frozen up tlaughter,. The cold snip  at that time had caused a gfeat teal  of difficulty and expense n the 'V-ver-  agft department in'order to keen .'��e  pumping station from !xea��i*l( t|*. In  this connection he spoke highly of lite  unremitting care and wir-cMul i.-'-t of  the foreman, Mr. Sabine.  Last war he had been a -lo to IP-  port a decrease in expen .lit urea in ihf  Sewerage department aver We preceding year of 9l,862s96. or 31 per cent.  Thin year there had bestl a decrease ol  $51.69, making a total saving ol  11,854.08 in the two years that he  had had charge.  The difficulty which had bean experienced in previous years wi'h blocks of  wood, rags, and other foreign s  stances entering the sewers had been  largely overcome, but he still asked  for the greatest car* and precaution Be  as to save tho city unnecessary expense.  Kir made appreciative reference Lo  the men who had gone from the city  te take part in thi? present great war.  It was the duty of the city to see that  the interests of those who were making these sacrifices were protected in  their absence, *  He had also been associated with  Aid.   Sutherland   on   thc  Finance com  mittee, and he would like to take the Itman  opportunity of thanking the May  and fallow aldermen for their assistance and courtesies during the j eur.  It was his intention to staad aga'r,  but for the north ward, of which he  was a resident.  _____        While they all admired    the   tion to the election letter sent cut by  good qualities of Aid. Sutherland, the Aid.    Sutherland,    to    whioh he also  took    exception.      Many of the dtatv  { WANTED! j  Fat SALE -Ford car, $300.    Everything  in    gi o I    running    order.       Apply    D  Lrctif. 44tf  HJU5E    TO   RENT  roums witl  $1 j per month  van.  eigif  .Miir.islie.l,  on   UiMnaid Avenue  Applv  Harvey & Dug-  48tf  FOX SALE OK TRADE, 1916 Kw-cyJin.  der McLaughlin, known as the " Hal y  Six." Will take good Fold in part payment. I I.is car is in perfect shape and  ownet   lias titiod reason for selling.    Ap  ply J  dinci  1. Campbell.  5if  FOK SALE, few tons of baled Straw, I  brood aows, b younu p>~s, !00 gallon)  sweet cider, few tons ot Oed carrots anc  mangels. Apples fiom 50c pei box up  Apply I i. B. Burlch." Phone 133.     5tf.  WORK WANI'KD.  wife, experienced  Situation.   Apply b  (Man,   or    mar  d  farm ' work, *rek  t S, Record Office.  WANTED, to rent, small fruit and dairy  farm, with s'.oclc and implements. Apply Box Z, Record Office. 7tf  WANTED, lo rent, bearing orchard. Ap  ply with full particulars in first iastance  to liox Y, Record Office. 7if  MARRIED Man desiies si;uaii in. Fully  experienced in all branches of farmi \^  nnd orchaid work. Capable of taking,  full charge and gettiug lesuila. 1 eetota  and reliable.    Box A , Record.        8-10  PARTIES interested  to firm   an   association to obtain ��� fre*; govern newt  Short*  horn bull, tot Glenmore   District, kind])  communicate   with    Martin   Lloyd, rCe  owna. op  STRAYED from my property, four ��te��Ti  practically alb red, branded \ on te i  hip, sand round hole in left ear ; V also  branded with a prairie brand U-6 F on  right ri ���>. Rcvard paid to any on** returning same or giving informal o 1 ad-  in<* to their recovery. 1 boa. ttulmifl,  Kelowna. , 6-9  I.adiee    Wishing    to    Order  6 P1 B B L L A    CORSETS  can meet  MRS. 3. 11. DAVIE-  ���>n  Saturday     of each  week,  or    ����>  m  Room  No.  1. Oak Hall tflncii, be  twpeo the hours of 2:30 and o:30 p.m.  Automobile For Hire  O. D. CAMPBELL  Phone 219  .White Wyandotte  Cockerels  for    Mi-ck    purpose',   specially    bred    for  Egga- Tested out under the Hogan system,  range from 138 to 205 egga capacity  Prices   range   from-*$2   to  $7 50  HEAVY LOSS IN HATER AND  LIGHT DEPABTHEST  Aid. Duggan, chairman >f the Light  and Water department, was the next  speaker. He aaid it was evident Irtm  the financial statement that his particular department 'lid not appear in  a very favorable light, showing a deficit of over 87000. It would ba remembered, he said, that a lar^e de  licit was also shown )a_t year. .n  explanation he said that them bad  l>een a continuously falling revenue  for the last two or throe year;, duo  to decrease of users, :md also to tha  greater   practice of economy. His  committee had cut down oxponej,  ducing the staff by two toen. The  salaries had been previously reduced,  and they felt that '1 thw ��___�� far-  ther reductions they tni;ht lose v-ahi  able men. The revenue, however, Min  tinuing to fall, Lhey had no s!t>Mia  tive but to make all^at i___*ufl3 ��i:  the rates, or rather to ���'.���vert tu i.ln  rates which previously prevailed. Since  AugUBt or September there had been  steady increase in revenue, and during  the past two inontha there had been  an increase of over $600 over the same  two months of last year.  The fuel question Was where they ev  perienced the greatest difficulty, this  having cost over 89,000. Contracts  hud been made for wood at *3.75 and  S-A pur cord, and during the summer  they had received about two months  supply of sawdust from the Kelowna  Sawmill Co., paying $10 per day lor  it. This was a saving of $15 fi it day  over wood. A few years ago the department had shown large pr-.'its,  much of which was attributable to  tho fact that they had received large  quantities of slabs and Bawdust fro.n  the company at a nominal coat. ��e  mentioned tljis aa he didnot think it  was generally known what aJvantag't-  the city had received from this company in the way of fuel.  While be regretted that the depart  ment was showing such a deficit, he  hoped i it was only temporary. The  large surplus profits .\hich had been  made in/ the past had not been placed  in a fund for the benefit of the department, but had been used for Oihtr  purposes, bo- that st we wer-s omy  passing through a temporary period  when the department was not prying  its way he thought the deficit should  be made up out of the general f ind  without increasing the rates fuither  The committee were at present making  arrangements to burn coal, aad had  reason to believe it would be much  cheaper than wood at present prices.  Though anxious that everyone in the  city should use the water and lipht,  there had been many applications curing the year with which the committee had been unable to comply owing  to the distance away from the mains,  making (he cost of connection too  heavy under present conditions. tine  he iastanoed which would have cost  the city 870 or $80 for a probable  revenue of $2 per month.  He regretted the resignation ol Mr.  Colquette, who had been chief engineei  for a period of seven years, and he  believed, had given every satisfaction  He had been a very efficient engineer  and a good citizen, and the committee  and council very much regretted losing his services. His place had been  filled by Mr. John McMillan, who had  formerly resided at Rutland. He beld  a first-class engineer's certificate uuoe-  the British Board of Trade, an J jliol  to his coming to this country hod  been in charge of the electric light department for the city of Falkirk, Scot-  nd, which has a popul��vtfm >f o er  38,00$ This position he held ?.<:  eight years, lie had passed the neces-  nary qualifying examination for B. C.  Altogether, said Mr. .Jujrgan, hf.  thought they ould look forward to  the new year with brighter prospects.  The revenue was increasing, and h��  believed they had reason to expect  far larger quantities of sawduft Mid  slabs from the mill.  speaker said,  there were certain pass    took    exception.  ages in the letter which he (Aid. lhig-, ments he characterized as absolutely  gan) resented, as they certainly cast incorrect. Aid. Sutherland had had  a reflection upon the lest, of t^e flOttn- ! no more to do with turning down the  cil. He proceeded to read antra its i cement pavement proposals than any-  from the letter,  indignantly   eualleng- | one else.     He denied that there    had  ng the claim that the Finance com-! t*wer been any proposal brought before  mittee had been solely responsible for' the # council asking the ulderuou to  the rejection during the* boom per'.od i forego their salaries, and he was pre-  if proposals from delegations for | pared to forfeit |25 to the hospital if  pecial rates for publicity, cement  pavements, cluster lights, and other  expensive luxuries, in face of aVnosi  "unanimous opposition," which Aid.  Duggan presumed to refer to the lost  of the eouncil. It was obvious, how-  ver, that it was as much tho par*se-  ology of the letter which stirred Aid.  Duggan's ire as the actual atate.neuU  made, some apparently autocrati'  references to "my committee" sxtuing  to stick very much in the crop of thc  worthy alderman.  Another passage ran as follows:  "During the past two years the Finance committee advised cutting out  the salaries of the city council. Had  we been successful, a further saving of  $2,860 would have been effected.*'  Aid. Duggan apparently had a kjood  one here, and proceeded to create      a  he    could   not    make    this statement.  good.  In announcing his intention to run  for Mayor, he had a further grievance  against Aid. Sutherland in that he  had given his word not to run in <p-  poBition. After he (Aid. Copeland)  had publicly announced his int*nuon  to run he was surprised to find Aid.  Sutherland in the field against 1 unfit' referred to his many years of experience on the council, and asked for  thc support of the ejectors, confident  of his ability to fulfil the duties of  the office.  ALD. SUTHERLAND COMES  BACK  There was a loud burst of applause  as   Aid.    Sutherland   rose    to speak,  I making it very evident that ths sym-  mild    but      short-lived    sensation by   pathies of the audience had not   been  dropping a bomb clear on the head of: altogether    with the attacking forces.  finance    chairman    with the .iwclcsure' It was plain, howeyfer, that some    of  that Aid. Sutherland had himself been   shafts of personal accusations and re-  the original proposer ot the  APPLES  A. W. COOKE  Kelowna Field. Box 663, Kelowna  A MEETING  of the Local Members of the  British Columbia Fruit Grow  ers* Assn. (Okanagan Centre  to South Okanagan), will be  held in the Board of Trade  Room on Tuesday, January  16th, 1917, at 3 p.m.  BUSINBSS���To elect two delegates  to attend the Annual Meeting at  Victoria ; to nominate two member* to represent the District at  Directors for the coming year, and  to transact General Business.  (9)6 members in good standing and  those becoming members for 1917 have  the power to vote.  oluti  to    pay   the alderman!    Aid.  .-vi.lei-  land should have squirmed in his seat  at this, but he didn't seem to B^uirm  at a,ll.  More ammunition was brought to  the bombardment of Aid. Sutherland  by a question from D. Ennis, -n the  audience, as to "Why engiuoer Colquette  resigned."  Aid. Duggan undertook to answer  this, eMpr^ssing his profound rcgeot at  having to do so because his explanation would "incriminate" another  alderman.  He then related how the cause ol  the resignation had arisen from longstanding disagreements between engineer Colquette and Aid. Sutherland.  Aid. Sutherland had unduly interfered  with Mr. Colquette, and finally had  allowed one of the employees at the  power house to lake time off after  Having been refused by the chief engineer. Speaking personally, said Aid.  Duggan, he had had ever)* support  and assistance from Aid. Sutherland,  and they had always got on well together.  ALD. R. A. COPKLAND-  Md. K. A. Copeland, who has held  the chairmanship of the Board of  Works for a number of years, next  took the floor. This was the sixth  time, he said, that he had been called  upon to give an account of his work  on the council. He regret-ted that during the year they had suffered the  great loss of Aid. Baymer, a valuable  member of his committee.  By practicing the strictest economy  his committee had managed to save  93150 over last year. A large item of  the expense had been for the repair of  the wooden Bidewalks, whim had  shown a lamentable increase, and  what was worse, would continue to  increase from this on, as many of ihem  were getting old and rotten,  The amount of money spent upon  streets had been only ��1,270.99, and  this had covered, all team work, gravelling, cutting grats, etc., so that the  actual amount was still less. <2on  sidering that we had 45 miles of  streets, and they had been maintained  at an average cost of less^ian 81s  per mile, it would he seen wiat the  committee had not been extravagant  \ I though not so good as he [would  like to see them, fee was convinced  there were few towns of the size with  better streets than Kelowna. He also  referred to the necessity of watering to  keep the streets in good shape, and  regretted that on some streets this  had  been  discontinued.  Aid. Copeland then turned his alAen-  Oi'KNS FIRE ON ALDERMAN  SUTHERLAND  At this point the hithertj peaceful  character of the meeting <��� mie to an  end, for taking up a nop/ of a letter  to the ratepayers seat out ivy Aid.  Sutherland, Aid. Duggan opined with  an    abrubt broadside   mon  that gent-  Automobiles For Hire  Apply H. B. BURTCH  Phone  180  Barred Rocks  Cockerels and Pullets For Sale  Apply M. Copeland or the .Secretary of Kelowna Poultry Attn.  flectionB against Aid. Sutherland1  honour had got beneath his armour,  for he sailed into his opponents with  a fire and energy which was in sftrong  contrast to his usual calm and deliberate way of speaking. He desired  above all things, he Baid, to leave the  hull with his reputation for truthfulness unstained. He regretted thit tho  previous speakers had indulged in personalities, and would rather not have  had to refer* to some of those things  which had been thrown up againBt  him. There was a time, he said, when  nifen of deafer insight and nobler vision had had charge of city affaire,  men who would not condescend to  such methods.  Regarding first his change of mind  in stand ng for the mayoralty, he  said he had fully intended not to lun,  but he had been approached by a delegation of business men with a petition containing between ninety aid a  hundred names, and had been pressed  to alter his decision. He had endeavored to make amicable arrangements  with Aid. Copeland, and had also  offered to go back on to the council  as an alderman if a mayor could be  found who fully appreciated and under  stood the finamcial position of the city  His '.only arrangement with Aid. Copeland had been in an accidental meeting in the Btreet, and a private conversation, which (should not have btvn  irred to, and indeed, so far as he  was concerned, had been non-committal. :  Regarding the aldermen's indemnity  he Baid it seemed necessary to give a  little kindergarten lesson on parliamentary procedure. He had been asked as chairman of the Finance feommit;  tee, and therefore the proper person  to bring in a finance measure, to in  troduce a resolution for the payment  of the- council, and although he had  refused until he got a unanimous  quest from the council to do so, had  finally brought in the motion, and had  voted against it. He had repeatedly  asked that the indemnity be removed.  Two of the conditions upon which i a  loan had been obtained from1,the bank  were    that   the indemnity be removed  Not imported from California, from Ontario or from  Nova Scotia either, but grown, picked, peeled, evaporated  and  packed  by  Our Own People ih Oar Own District.  If you saw the local evaporator at work during the season you  will realize how carefully, how methodically and with what  great pains the plant was operated to secure the hest results.  Tne product is proof enough of the care taken���nice clean,  plump, round rings that cook up like fresh fruit.  " The proof ol the pudding," 6tc, therefore  Try them     - -       - -      15c a pound  The McKenzie Co., Ld.  Phone 214  Our motto: " Quality arid Service "  J. GALBRAITH  Plumber and Steam Fitter ;  P.O. Bex 81 Kelownn, BC.  | KELOWNA-WEST BANK j  STEAM FERRY  Regular scheduler! service now  in operation as follows:  Leaves Kelowna 9 a.m. 3.30 p.m.  ���    Westbank 9.30 a.m., 4 p.m.  EXTRA SERVICE ON      <  WEDNESDAY & SATURDAY  Leases Keloicna 11 a.m.  l.caoeH WeHtbanli 11.30 a.m.  TERMS CASH  L. HAYMAN  WANTED  Graduate Nurse  for  Kelowna  Hospital  G-nrral and maternity. Services to  li^gin February 1st next. Full particulars and information can be  had from A. P. McKenzie, Secretary, Kelowna, B.C.  Phunc 20 Box 111  7-9  J. A. BIGGER  BUILDER AND CONTRACTOR  Ettirnatni Furnished for all classes  of work    ���  When the Children  Grow Up  one of your most prized  possessions will be the  Photographs you had of  trftm  in  their young days  Don't Neglect This  and a lax fata held. Both conditions '  had been voted down by the council,  and there waB a resolution on the  books giving the names of all who  voted. To bring this up looked like  a little bit of trickery, and Biiowed  what the chairman of the Finance  committee was up against il he did  his work conecienciously.  He then went into the circumstances  leading up to the resignation of chief  engineer Colquette* who, he said, had  been costing- the city a groat deal  more than his salary, and had upon  several occasions refused to adopt  economies except when forced upon  him. This had given rise to jealousy  and soreness against himself whioh  had gradually grown more,acute, ending in the affair of tlie man getting  leave of absence aft*?r the fire. In  this ihe had not in any way interfered  with the running of the power houae,  but had simply gi^en his own prBonal  consent in reply to a phone messrnj;c  in the middle of thu night, not knowing anything.' of the man's disagreement, with the chief engineer.  Replying to criticisms of his circular  he said he had made no reference to  the city council, and he thought the  mention of delegations had made that  perfectly clear. He recalled the public  meeting to discuss paving main street,  and the pictures showing cluster lights  and flower beds. When the question  of granolithic pavement came btiure  the council, three men voted against  it, Mayor Jones, himself, and ilr. D.  Leckie.  He then went into a brief explanation of the city's financial position,  and showed some of the tlifficulties  which had ,been experienced in meeting  the various financial obligations as  they became - due, though things were  now, in a fairly eatisfaotory condition,  an,d were growing better.  He said he was not going to nuke  any personal canvas with regard to  the mayoralty as hu did not believe in  it. First, because candidates were apt  to be biased (laughter) and therefore  not capable of advising the public as  to how they should vote, and secondly because if such a method was followed, it would be impossible to get  men of business experience and heads  of the larger oonoerns, who were want'  ed on the oounoil, to stand for office.  Questioned as to why the city had  not had a tax sale: this year, he said  the Finance committee hadreoonunend-  ed it but it had been turned down by  the counoil.  Asked as to whether he favored tax  sales, he replied that they oould not  do without them. Of' course the oounoil had to be judicious, otherwise they  might be the means of working hardship. Ihis was why^ they had rt/iom-  mended the principle of having tax  sales every year for taxes two years  in'arrears instead of one year as permitted by law.  MAYOB JONES RETIBING  McEWAN  Photographer  Rowcliffe Block     -      Kelowna  T  Mayor .Jones, who is retiring this  year from munbipal w>rk .'Ucndin,;  over a'period ol Fev.ju ye'ira, living  five/of whieh he his bol'J ||o o,T.oe of  mayor o! the city, waa the next  speaker. He regretted the little wordy  Bparring whioh had been jntsa-jeotad into the campaign, and which, ha aajd.  was largely due to hereaay ramnxkii.  He rbelieved if the candidate! hod got  together over their grievances there  would not have been to much ot it.  He spoke appreciatively of the w>rk  of the various heads ot department* ot  oity work daring tbe veer. Tba year  |l���� |M bM iwnmiwiirl �����  Baptist Church Annual Meeting  The annual business meeting of  the Kelowna Baptist church waa  held Tuesday evening in the  church building. Mr. J. E. Reekie  was elected to the chair. A most  gratifying report was that of the  church treasurer, which showed  that the strenuous efforts made  during 1616 to release some of  the church debt had met with  marked success. The various reports taken en masse showed how  much can be accomplished by even  a small church when the efforts of  its members are united. Much e-  gret was expressed at the absence  of Rev. A. Evans, was is suffering  from a severe attack of she'grippe.'  In appreciation of his faithful services during the past year, Mr.  Evans has been presented with a  sea grass chair, and Mrs. Evade  with sugar and cream bowls, by  tbe church membeio.  misgivings. The war iiad vp��Ht conditions somewhat, |and though the}  had managed to pull saUy 'tlirmgh  l'J15, they scarcely knew how they  were going to get through '.'JUi, but  if the statement waa compared with  the previous year, it would ba mil  how much better waa tbe financial  position now. The deficit in the sinking fund was giving the coinud souie  concern, fcut he believed there was nu  municipality in B. C. which wis in so  good. a condition as Kelownn. Ha  thought they could look to the coming  year with every hope. There Lad i-een  excellent crops, aad ihe prices had  been good, and tha large nayroll during the year had helped oat v.onder  fully.  He dealt at length with some ol the  financial probtema the city had had to  face, and made an urgent appeal for  tba payment of taxes. How, he aak-jd,  oould the oounoil carry on th�� '">siuess  of the city if this was not done? Where  could they get money for improvoauat  and the operation of the light and  water plants? If taxes were not paid  tbe city was forced to take steps to  collect. There waa no way out of it,  aa the money must be raised.  He made some interesting oonipuri-  sons of the tax levies of previous  years, and showed how tbe policy of  rigid economy whioh bad been pureued  during tbe paet year had resulted in  a much improved position.  In closing his seven years' service ba  had to thank the electors for their  support, and tbe oounoil for their  splendid loyalty and cooperation.  He regretted the contest which had  arisen for mayor, as it meant aVat  one of the candidates must be left out  of the oounoil altogether, and the city  oould ill afford to lose either of them.  The greatest credit was due to the  oity staff, whioh waa the best thaw, had  ever had, and men who were Aot  afraid to work all hours when the  occasion demanded it. Thoy had fre  quently worked twenty-four hours at  stretch, and it was reported that  once the city clerk had worked sixty  hour*. Notwithstanding this they hail  taken their reductions of salary >"  good part, hoping for better tines to  come when they would be restored   to  H  ASter a short reply by Aid. Copeland!  and in response to an invitation from  the chairman, a brief announcement  from Mr. ('. Rogerson ot his intention  to run ��for alderman, promising if  eiucted to devote bis beat efforts to  tbe work, the nestrhsff waa liningM to  In* > f


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