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QUAMICHAN HOTEL
DUNCANS
Now Open. Re-built and
Re-furnished. Heated by
Hot Air. Sample Room
for Commercial Travelers.
Boats for Fishing.
F. Nelson, Prop.
• ••I IlCi••
J. H. WHITTOME,
Agent  for  London  and
Lancashire Fire Insurance
Co., Royal Insurance Co.
Duncans, V. I.
Crofton Gazette
an* Cowichan flews
Devoted to the Mining and Agricultural Interests of Vancouver Island, Texada
Island, and Coast Mainland Districts.
VOL. 1.
CROFTON, B.C., WEDNESDAY, OC10BER8, 1902.
No. 20
THE FALL FAIR.
THE Fall Fair held at Duncans his year on the 26th
and 27th September was from every point of view
an unqualified success. The attendance was good,
the exhibits in all classes of a high order of merit, the
arrangements well carried out by the officials and committee
of the Cowichan Agricultural Association, and the weather
on Saturday all that could be desired. The morning trains
brought crowds of visitors from both Victoria and Nanaimo.
From the city might be noted Mrs. H. Croft; from Ladysmith came Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Kiddie, and Mr. and Mrs.
George Williams; Mr. McKay from Victoria; Capt. and
Mrs. Gibson from Chemainus; and amongst local residents
present were Mr. and Mrs. Pimbury, C. H. Dickie, Esq.,
M.P.P., and Mrs. Dickie; Major and Mrs. Mutter, and
the Misses Mutter, Mr and Mrs. H. de M. Mellin, Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Barkley, Mr. and Mrs. T. Jackson, and Mr.
and Mrs. W. P. Jaynes, Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Maitland-
Drugall. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Blythe, Mr. and Mrs. H.
Keast, and James Maitland Dougall. Esq.. stipendiary magistrate, and Mrs. Maitland-Dougall. Want of space indeed
precludes sufficient mention of the many distinguished persons present.
Saturday was of course the great day of the show.
Finn's band from Victoria was in attendance to provide
pleasing selections of music, and, during the afternoon, tea
was served under the trees in the park. Much of the enjoyment of the afternoon was due to the successful efforts of
the officials of the society, these including Jas. Robertson.
Esq., president; Wm. Forrest. Esq., vice-president; Jas. Mac-
Pherson, Esq., second vice-president; and H. de M. Mellin.
Esq., secretary-treasurer; togeteher with Major Mutter and
Messrs. G. H. Hadwen, D. Alexander, R. E. Barkley, H.
Bonsall, W. C Duncan. W. R. Robertson, R. H. Whidden.
A. Bell, P. Flett, and D. Evans, members of the committee.
The display of fruits and flowers, grains; vegetables, and
home handiwork and produce in the Agricultural Hall was
remarkable, by consensus of opinion, not only for quality,
but for tasteful arrangement. The fruits and vegetables,
judged by Mr. A. Campbell of Mt. Tolmie, were pronounced
to be excellent, as also was the ladies' work judged by Mrs.
Hnxtable of Spencer & Co., Victoria. To. Mr. W. H. Price
of Okell & Morris. Victoria, fell the duty of pronouncing
upon the many merits of the bread and jams exhibited. The
butter, famous in this district, was allotted to Mr. King, of
Victoria.
Mr. Hodgson and Mr. Cottrell adjudged a very fine
show of poultry, and made valuable suggestions on this
profitable branch of farming.
To Mr. D. C Anderson, of Ontario, in particular, who
with Dr. S. F. Tolmie, of Victoria, judged the stock, those
present are indebted for a wealth of practical information
and suggestion conveyed conversationally as he drew attention to the various good and bad points of the animals led
under his experienced eye. Mr. D. Evans' short-horn prize
bull he eulogized highly, and Mr. R. Barkley's red polled
cattle as also Mr. Jayne's prize Jersey cow. expressing his
astonishment at the fact that this animal is yielding as much
seven per cent, of butter fat. He explained the importance
of a prominent eye. thin neck and good underneath part in a
milch animal, as opposed to the broad back and full ribs
required for beef. On the whole he seemed very olensed
with the quality of the stock. Amongst sheep Mr. H. Bon-
sall's Shropshire ram was adjudged the best pedigree ram
in the show. The horses same in for careful inspection, as
also the pigs and poultry hurdle jumping caused much am
usement.    Disappointment was expressed at the absence of
?   m    ?>0dijmar?s-for which a sPecial Prize had bten offered
j-Vi VV hidden.   The miscellaneous section was very
creditably  filled, and on the whole ihe exhibits taken all
round were more than up to the average.
The following is a list of the prize winners:—
DIVISION i-HORSES.
Light brood mare, foal at foot—1. H. Bonsall.
Saddle horse—1. J. Patterson; 2. F. Kingston.
Pony under 14.2—1. W. H. Elkington; 2, C. F. Rivaz
Pony ridden by boy—1. W. H. Elkington; 2. C. F. Rivaz
and G. T. Corfield.
Three-year-old colt—1. G. T. Corfield; 2. W. Beaumont.
One-year-old colt—1. Percy Edgson; 2. G. T. Corfield
Hurdle jumper— 1, Percy Jaynes; 2. E. H. Hicks-Beach.
Best buggy horse— 1. N. W. Campbell; 2. C. Kingston;
commended. H. Keast.
General purpose horse—1. F. L. Kingston; 2, W. Kingston.
Single turnout—I. N. W. Campbell.
Farmers' team—1, D. Evans; 2, G. T. Corfield.
DIVISION 2-CATTLE.
Shorthorn bull—1, D. Evans; 2. W. C. Brown.
Jersey bull—1, G. T. Corfield; W. P. Jaynes.
Holstein bull—1. H. Bonsall; G. F. Corfield
Red-polled bull—1 and 2. R. E. Barklev.
Pure bred bull—W. H. Elkington.
Shorthorn cow—1, David Evans; 2. W. C. Brown
Jersey cow—1. W. P. Jaynes; 2. G. T. Corfield.
Pure bred cow (any other breed)—G. T. Corfield
Red polled cow—1 and 2, R. E. Barkley.
Pure bred Holstein cow—t. G. T. Corfield; 2. H. Bonsall.
Grade milch cow— 1 and 2, A. R. Wilson.
Milch   cow   (sweepstake)—1.   G.   T.     Corfield;   2.     H.
Bonsall.
Two-year-old heifer —1. W. P. Javnes; 2. H. Bonsall.
Yearling heifer—1. W. C. Duncan:'2. G. T. Corfield.
Fat be-2f—I, W. C. Brown; 2. C. Kingston.
DIVISION 3-SHEEP.
Pedigree ram—1. H. Bonsall.
Southdown ram—1. G. W. Lilly; 2. M. Edgson.
Shropshire ram—r and 2. H. Bon«all.
Oxford ram—r. A. Bonsall.
Two fat wethers—r, M. Edgson.
Three ewe lambs—1, H. Bonsall.
Two ewe (grade larg^)»~t, H. Bonsall.
Two ewes (grade small)—1. D. Evans; 2. A. S. Drummond.
Three lambs, grade—1. H.  Bonsall. 2. M. Edgson.
Two Southdown lambs from V. I. F. A. ram—1. D.
Evans.
Shropshire lambs rom V. I. F. A. ram—1. H. Bonsall;
2. A. S. Drummonds.
Southdown ewe lambs—1. David Evans; 2. Peter Flett.
Two ewes, Shropshire—1. A. S. Drummond.
DIVISION 4—PIGS.
Berkshire boare—r and 2. Peter Flett.
Tamworth boar—1 and 2. W. Ford.
Pure bred sow—1. W. C Duncan; 2. Peter Flett.
Grade sow—1. W. C. Duncan; 2, A. R. Wilson. THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
DIVISION 5—POULTRY.
Turkeys—[. Wm. Forrest.
Geese—i, A Mackinnon; 2, G T Corlicld.
Pekin Ducks—1, Win Forrest.
Light   Brahmas— 1, G T.Corfield;
Buff Cochins—1 and 2, R II Whidden.'
Black Langshans—1 and 2, John S Jones.
White  Langshans—1  and 2, John S Jones.
Plymouth  Rocks, barred—1, J  W White: 2, J W Flett
Plymouth Rocks, white—1   Mrs Stewart: _'. J S Jones.
Plymouth Rocks, buff—1. Mrs Stewart.
Wyandottes. white—K  Mrs. Stewart;  2. J  S Jones.
Wyandoitcs, silver—1. G H  Hadwen; 2. Mrs Roberts,
Black Minorcas—1. Miss M Wilson; 2. A Mackinnon.
Black Spanish—i, A S Drummond.
Leghorns, white—1  and 2. J S Jones.
Leghorns, brown—1. Win  Forrest; 2.  G T Corfield.
Bantams, game—1, Andrew Mellin.
Display of thoroughbred poultry—I, J S Jones.
Pigeons—1, II H Bazett.
Rabbits—1, W A Woods.
DIVISION 6—FIELD PRODUCE.
Best  bushel  0  spring  wheat.—t, J   McPhcrson.
Best bushel o barley—1, W Bazett.
Best bushel of oats— r, W C Duncan; 2, W IT Elkington
Best bushel of field peas—1. W C Brown; 2. W Ford.
Best six ears of field corn or maize—1. G 11 Hadwen; 2.
W C Duncan.
Best six  stalks of ensilage corn—r.   G T Corfield:  2.
. G H  Hadwen.
DIVISION 7—ROOTS AND VEGETBLES.
Best six Swedish turnips—1, William Forrest: 2, David
Alexander.
Best six turnips, any other kind—T and 2. A J Bell.
Best six mangolds, long— 1. G T Corfield; 2. David
Alexander.
Best six mangolds, globe or yellow—I, David Alexander; 2.  William  Forrest.
Best six carrots, white or yellow—t. A R Wilson; 2. T
W Flett.
Best six carrots, long white—1. C. Livingston; 2 F IT
Maitland-Dougall.
Best collection of roots grown from Messrs. Sutton &
Son's seeds, viz.. Swedes, mangolds, turnips and carrots;
four speciments of each kind—r, A R WiLo.i.
Best six early rose potatoes—1. J McPhcrson; 2 J W
Flett.
Best six other kind, early potatoes—T, P. Flett; 2. J
McPhcrson.
Best six Carman potatoes—r. P. Flett; 2. M. Edgson.
Best six late rose potatoes—1, W C Duncan; 2. P. Flett.
Best six Dakota red potatoes—1. P Flett; 2, J W Flett.
Be t six Burbank seeding potatoes—r. Wm Forrest; 2.
J McPhcrson.
Best six other kind, late potatoes—1. J M Flett* 2. H
E Donald.
Best six onions, red—1. James Alexander1 2. J S Jones.
Best 6 onions, yellow— r. James Alexander; 2. J S Jones.
Best six onions, white—1, David Alaxander; 2, A Mc-
Kinnon.
Best quart eschalots—1, David Evans; 2, A Robinson.
Best two red cabbages— 1, William Forrest: 2, W C
Brown. I ".  ,
Best two drumhoad cabbage— I, W C Brown.
Best two savoy cabbage—1. W C Brown; 2. A Pimbury.
Best two cabbage, any other kind— 1, A Dirom; 2, W C
Brown.
Best two cauliflowers—1. A Pimbury; 2. LI de M Mellin.
Best six table carrots—1, A Dirom; 2, W C Duncan.
Best six parsnips—1, A Pimbiiry; 2, Mrs Geo Kier.
Best six table beets, long—1, G T Corfield; 2. W Forrest.
Best six table beets, turnip—1, H Bonsall; 2, C. Livingston.
Best six salsify—I, A Pimbury.
Best six ears sweet corn—1, A Pimbury; 2, A R Wilson.
Best two cucumbers—1 and 2, A Pimbury.
Best two vegetable marrow—1, A Pimbury; 2 W C
Duncan.
Best two squash—2, J J Hargraves.
Best two Hubbard squash—1, A Pimbury; 2, F H Maitland-Dougall.
Best six tomatoes—1.. P Flett; 2, H E Donald.
Best collection of garden vegetables—1, A R Wilson; 2,
David Alexander.
Best collection of vegetables grown from Messrs. Sutton & Sons' seeds; the collection to be limited to 12 varieties— 1, A R Wilson.
DIVISION 8—FRUITS.
Best collection of fruit— l, G H Hadwen; 2, D Alexander
Best winter apples, 5 kinds, 5 of each, varieties named—
1, G T Corfield; 2, F H Maitland-Dougall; commended, H
Bonsall.
Best autumn apples. 5 kinds, 5 of each, vaiieties named
—1, H Bonsall; 2, G H Hadwen.
Best commercial apples, 5 plates—1, G T Corfield; 2,
F H Maitland-Dougall.
Best packed box of apples—1, Mrs.Harris; 2, Miss C
E Robertson.
Best apples, 5 Duchess of Oldenburg—1, R. II. Whidden; 2, R E Barkley.
Best apples. 5 any other variety, summer—1, ■ G H
Hadwen.
Best apples, 5 Wealthy—1. David Ford; 2. RE Barkley.
Best apples, 5-20 oz. Jippin—1, James Norcross; 2, A
Pimbury
Best apples, 5 Gloria Mundi—1, G T Corfield; 2, F H
Maitland-Dougall.
Best apples, 5 Gravenstein—1, H E Bonsall; 2, W C
Duncan.
Best apples, 5 Blenheim Orange—1, H Bonsall; 2. G
H. Hadwen.
Best apples. 5 Ribston Pippin—1, E M Forrest; 2, F'H
Maitland-Dougall.
Best apples. 5 any other variety, autumn—1, Rev. R.
Roberts; 2, J Alexander.
Best apples, 5 Baldwins—t. G T Corfield; 2. R McLny
Best apples, 5 Northern Spy— I, G T Corlicld; 2. F H
Maitland-Dougall.
(Continued on page six.)
Northwestern Smelting and Refining Co
Purchasers of GOLD, SILVER and COPPER ORES,
MATTES, COPPER BULLION and FURNACE
PRODUCTS.    «Jtatt*t4t«x<4t%)(t4tt*%«%*«9t<#t4tt*«j<ijetM%»tje
location of Works, CROFTON, VANCOUVER ISLAND, B.C. THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
MINING NEWS.
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THE TYEE SMELTER.
WORK on this plant has been steadily proceeding, and
the buildings are just completed. A week ago Mr.
Clermont Livingston in the presence of a number of
ladies and gentlemen interested in the new smelter set lire
to the first ore roast heap, which is now burning steadily.
The roasting grounds are separated from the town by ail
extensive belt of trees and no annoyance is anticipated from
the fumes. A good deal of machinery is already on the
ground, and Mr. George Williams, lately employed on the
smelter construction at Crofton, is proceeding with its installation under the management of Mr. Thos. Kiddie. The
steel smoke stack has arrived and will be raised immediately.
Meanwhile the aerial tramway is working regularly under
the guidance of Messrs. Dwyer and Ridsdale. and shipments
are being made to Ladysmith. Mr. H. B. Greaves, of Somenos, having been appointed the E. & N. Ry. Co.'s agent at
the bunkers. In the construction of the aerial tramway
some 14 miles of wire rope are supported on 48 towers.
There are-50 buckets suspended on the line, each carrying
amour, i.tio tbs of ore. They mlake the round trip in 2XA
hours, and even early trials show a caoacity of dealing with
45 tons in i^/% hours, or say 150 tons a clay.
QUATSINO SOUND.
Work on the Yreka Company's Comstock mines is
going ahead very rapidly. The aerial tramway here is in an
advanced stage of construction, and as soon as it is completed shipments of ore to the Crofton smelter will be reconi
nienced. To facilitate this Mr. Fred Sherbourne. of the well-
known contracting firm of Smith and Sherbourne. who built
the Crofton smelter, and who as foreman under Mr. Kiddie
put up the Tyee smelter buildings, is proceedings at once
to Quatsino to erect ore bunkers with a capacity of 2.500
tons at the tramway terminal on the company's wharf. The
bunkers will be framed as far as possible in Victoria by the
Sayward Lumber Co., and sent.to Quatsino before the end
of the month. -Development in the mine is meanwhile going
ahead very satisfactorily.
Work on tht June group of claims belonging to> the
Copper Mountain-Minting Co.. and on several new claims is
making Comstock a busy mining centre.
THE MOUNT SICKER DISTRICT.
.Work goes on here so steadily that very little new of it'
can be said week by week. To detail the weekly developments that are taking place on the Lenora, Tyee. Tony, Key
City. Richard III., and other promising properties would
rapidly exhaust our space. The fact that capitalists of experience from Europe and America, and the East are daily
visitors to the district .that many of them are quietly investing in properties, and all of them loud in appreciation of the
cxceedinglv bright prospects of this .mining camp—already
established on a sound basis—goes to bear out the view that
Mount Sicker aud Mount Brenton will prove perhaps the
richest region in the province.
Mr. Tom Grant, engine driver on the railway, had a
nasty accident the other day. Slipping off the platform his
foot got caught in the side cog wheels, and a portion of it
was   cut  off.
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BETTER     THAN     THE '   RATES     INDICATE
Board and Room $1.25 and up per day.
Room only 50 cents to $1.50 per day.
THE WESTSIDE
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SHOPPING BY MAIL ! !
Out of town Customers can shop very easily by mail if they only care to
use the advantages of our Mail-order System. Ii you can't come in person
write for anything you want, a post card will bring you samples and information. Experienced Clerks will execute order the same day as received.
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R. P. RITHET & CO., Ld.
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WALL PAPER, CROCKERY,
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World's Fair
VICTORIA      VANCOUVER       NEISO THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
The Crofton Gazette
and COWICHAN NEWS
PUBLISHED BY
THE CROFTON PUBLISHING CO.
Managing Editor,
Henry H. Newill
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All communications lor the present to P.O. Duncans or Crofton
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8th. 1002.
THE COWICHAN  FALL FAIR.
THE Fall Fair is always an event of considerable importance in the district. This year it was favoured
with perfect weather for the second day on which the
little town looked its best and brightest for the
pleasure of the throngs of visitors who came from Victoria
and Nanaimo in full train loads as well as from the surrounding district. On this day, men come into town who
perhaps visit it but once or twice a year, arid the occasion is
one of friendly gathering and social moment. Its fuller significance lies, however, not only in the friendly rivalry ot
skill in perfecting exhibits, but also in the opportunity it
affords a farming community to exchange ideas and meet
men who have been chosen on account of their superior
knowledge and experience to award the judgments. From
men like Mr. D. R. Anderson and his fellow judges every one
present had something to learn, and their opinions must
necessarily carry weight. Mr. Anderson expressed himself
most appreciatively of the quality of the stock exhibited
though he regretted that it was not in greater abundance.
The reason for this has been generally allowed to lie in the
difficulties of getting- stock to the exhibition in the short
time at present possible. Condition must necessarily suffer
by long journeys, and a decided general opinion was expressed that arrangements should be made in future exhibitions whereby cattle and other stock may be properly
cared for on the ground for several days before the judgments are awarded. The* arrangietnnts for 'le hencoops were
frequently animadverted upon. A correspondent suggests
that in future a prize should be given for cockerells and
poulets. Another further asks why there should not be prizes
for cayoo3es and Indian animals, and teach the Indians
something. All these suggestions have strong grounds for
consideration, which doubtless will not be overlooked by
the Society.
There is one matter, however, upon which we would like
to speak strongly, and that is the fact that the Saanich
Show was fixed for the same dates as the Cowichan one,
thereby necessarily clashing with it and damaging both. It
is an un ler.nood thing that the show at Duncans shall be
held annually on the last Friday and Saturday in September,
and the fact that the Saanich Society should choose those
dates evinces an amount of ill will which is hardly consistent
with methods tending toward the prosperity of the general
i'gricultural community which is of siich moment to the
country.
CATTLE IN CROFTON STREETS.
An annoyance which has lately become a regular nuisance is the roaming of seemingly ownerless cattle about the
streets of Crofton during the night. They lie on the sidewalks to the danger of pedestrians on dark nights, and make
a noise and disturbance which is greatly complained of by
houseowners. Many persons have tried to clean up the
ground a little around their houses and to keep it clean
but the presence of the cattle makes this impossible. Others
have tried to cultivate small garden plots, but the cattle
trample down the place. Whether these nightly invaders
Ifloner to Indians or to farmers is not easy to find out. but.
some preventative ought to H* found tor their depredations.
Indeed the simplest solution of the matter, it seems to us,
would be the institution of a pound, and a pound-keeper,
and we would suggest this to the authorities.
THE MAITLAND CUP.
We wish to correct a printer's error which appeared in
Mr. H. de M Mellin's letter in our last, and which may mislead people. The paragraph read that the Maitland Cup was
to be won "thrice" consecutively for possession. The reading should have been "twice."
MT. SICKER NOTES.
The burning of the Mt. Brenton Hotel. Mr. J. Bebeau's
house, and Mr. Lmming's store across the road, has ot
course been the excitement of late. The cause of the fire
has not been exactly discovered, but it was a great conflagration. As soon as the insurance has-been settled Mr.
Bcbeau proposes to rebuild a much larger house.
Mr. Lamming will probably not rebuild his store, at any
rate for the present.
Victoria Terminal & Sidney Railway
FALL AND WINTER TIME CARD.
On and after September 15th, 1902, trains will run as follows:
NORTH BOUND.
Milec. STATIONS. A.M.    P.M.    P.M.    P.M.
0   Victoria Central Station (leave)   7.00   12.30   4.00   2.00
17   Sidney   (arrive   8.00    1.10   5.00   2.45
SOUTH BOUND.
Miles. STATIONS. A.M,    P.M.     P.M
4   Saanichton       8.45     1.30   5.10
17   Victoria Central Station (arrive)   9.30    2.00   61.5
Sidney and Nanaimo Transportation Company
Steamer IROQUOIS leaves daily (Sundays excepted) on
arrival of 12.30 train for
CROFTON, CHEMAINUS AND NANAIMO
Arriving at Crofton at 3.30 p.m., Chemainus 4.15 p.m.,
Nanaimo 6.30 p.m. Returning leaves Nanaimo every
morning (Sunday exceped) at 8 a.m., Chemainus 10.15
a.m., Crofton 11 a.m., arriving at Victoria 2 p.m.
STEAMER UNICAN—Mondays: Leaves Sidney on arrival of 7 a.m. train from Victoria for Fulford Harbor.
Beaver Point, Ganges, Mayne Island, Fernwood. Gabriola, Nanaimo. Returning from Nanaimo Tuesday at
7 a.m., calling at Gabriola, Thetis, Kuper, Chemainus,
Vesuvxius, Crofton.
WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS: — Round Trips
Through the Gulf Islands. Leave Sidney on arrival of
7 a.m. train for Moresby, Peir, Fulford. Ganges Harbor,
Mayne, Galiano, N. & S. Pender, Saturna. Returning,
arrives Victoria at 7 p.m.. (N.B.—This is the finest
tourist trip on the Pacific Coast)
THURSDAY:—Leave Sidney on arrival of 7 a.m. train
from Victoria for Cowichan, Burgoyne, Maple Bay,
Crofton, Vesuvius, Chemainus, Kuper, Thetis, Gabriola,
and Nanaimo. Returning Friday at 7 a.m. for Sidney
and way ports.
Close connections, efficient service and reasonable rates.
For all additional information apply to the Company'3
Offices, Central Station, Market Building. Tel. 511.
J. ANDERSON, General Manager. ■"M
THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
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Crofton inp to ©ate*
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THE BLOW-IN OF THE SMELTER.
The smelter as originally planned, that is to say, the
water jacket and cupola furnaces, and converters will probably be blown in about a week hence. These two furnaces
have long been complete and ready for work, but the four
converters from Allis-Chalmers. overdue for months, have
only recently arrived, and are now being placed in position.
When this work is completed the blow-in will take place, and
the furnaces kept going.
Meanwhile Mr. H. C. Bellinger's experiments with the
new Garretson furnace are progressing satisfactorily. With
regard to these experiments Mr. Bellinger speaks with the
utmost frankness. He has a belief that the new furnace
will eventually do all that is expected of it; and he will be
quite satisfied if he produces blister copper at the one operation within three months.
APPOINTMENT OF A SCHOOL TEACHER.
The School Trustees have appointd Mrs. Bertiaux to the
charge of the new school. Mrs. Bertiaux holds a second-
class certificate, and has been a teacher in the Normal
Schools. Moreover she has already had charge of several
schools in different parts of the country, recently at Wellington. Her appointment gives general satisfaction. School
opens at once in the room below the church room.
CHANGE IN THE V. T. & S. RY. MANAGEMENT.
The Victoria Terminal & Sidney Railway has been
bought by agents of the Grelat Northern Railway, and this
portion of the Crofton service will henceforth be managed
by Capt. Mackenzie, an old friend of Croftonians. Mr. Jas.
Anderson, however, who is so justly popular in Crofton and
along the route, will continue the management of the Sidney
and Nanaimo Transportation Co., whose steamer "Iroquois"
now calls in twice daily with the utmost regularity.
LOCAL NOTES.
Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Bellinger, Mr. James Breen a"nd
Mr. Fred Young are among the many Croftonians who are
doing the exhibition at Victoria.
We are sorry to hear that Mrs. Rombauer has been not
at all well.
Mr. Wm. Brewer is amongst recent visitors to the town.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. McDonald, from Nanaimo, have
taken one of the Arthur street houses.
Mr. Walter Harvey is also occupying a house on Arthur
street, and is building a large shed tat the back o'f it.
Mr. J. W. Priestly is building a house on the hill for Mr.
C. W. Du.me.
Mr. and Mrs. Conlin and Mr and Mrs. Pearce have been
amongst recent visitors to Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Baker have left Crofton. Mr. Baker has
gone on a long sealing trip to some new sealing grounds
and will be away about 2 years.
The smelter company have chartered the steamer "Mermaid."
Amongst recent visitors at the Osborne Hotel have been
Mr. H. Croft, Sir Richard Musgrave, Miss Harvev, Miss Bry-
den, Miss A. Mutter, and Messrs. Geo. Mutter, S. Mortimer
Lamb, W. Freeman of Somenos. and John S. Reid of
Saanich; Mr. J. H. Franck of the firm of Simon Leiser. Victoria; Mr. H. L. Paynes, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. J. L. Logan
Cincinnati; Mr. F. E. Toll. Lome Creek. Skeena; Messrs.
Chas. Evans and Walter Hall, Esquimalt; Mr H. L. Mills,
Butte. Mont.; Mr. Noah Shakespeare. Victoria: Mr. Louis
Le Beau, Chemainus and Messrs. J. Duboy and John Franklin, of San Juan Rivr.
Recently have registered at the Crofton Hotel: Dr. T. J.
and Mrs. Jones, and Miss George of Victoria; Mr. Dave
Spencer, Victoria; Mr Bernie Devitt. Spokane. Wash.; Mr.
K. Staahlgrin. San Francisco; Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Collister,
Victoria; Dr. and Mrs. Williams. Vancruvr; Mr. G. A.
Broadford. Grand Forks; Mrs. McDougall. and Masters
Joe and Elmerc McDougall; Mr. J. H. Good. Nanaimo; Mr.
Owen Jones. Victoria; Mr. J. E. Paterson, Mount Sicker;
Messrs. A. A. Laird, Geo. Burnete and Dan Peluse of Victoria; Messrs. J. E. Perkin and E. W A. Aubin of Vancouver, and Messrs. A. N. Byth. C. C. Smith. J. W. Lockhart,
Dan Kennedy and W. R. Russell, of Victoria.
OUTLOOK FOR BUTTER.
Mr. R. M; Palmer, fruit commissioner of British Columbia,
during his recent visit to Winnipeg in connection with the
exhibit of British Columbia fruit at the Western Horticultural Exhibition, delivered himself of some instructive remarks as to the outlook for butter in the province. "A
good deal of Dominion Government N. W. Creamery butter," said Mr. Palmer, "is going on the British Columbia
market, chiefly for the Northern mining camp trade, and I
understood from Mr. Marker, dairy superintendent at Calgary, that prices had been very satisfactory. Our own output of butter has greatly increased this seison, several new
creameries having been erected, and the season has been
longer, the pasturage having remained green and lush right
through the summer, which is unusual. The price cutting
among local creameries that was so disastrous to trade in the
spring arose from a desire on the part of the various creameries to capture ithe Victoria market. The three creameries
on the Island practically captured their home market, and I
do not think it will happen again. But our local made will
undoubtedly increase and. of course, fresh made brick creamery will always command first place for local consumption."
The Cowichan creamery is doing very well indeed with
a steadily increasing output, but there is no reason why,
with a wide market open to them, all three existing creameries on the Island should not largely extend their operations. The cry is, of course, for more dairy cows and better
methods of dairying, but a little more enterprise on the part
of farmers would soon meet this demand. The Cowichan
creamery to-day is constantly refusing good orders which a
belter local supply would enable it to meet with accruing
profit to all concerned.
Esquimalt and Nanaimo Ry
THROUGH TICKETS FROM CROFTON
TO VICTORIA via WESTHOLME
Stage leaves Daily connecting with North and South bound
trains. Double train service Saturdays, Sundays, and Wednesdays, connecting with morning and afternoon trains.
Fare from Crofton to  Victoria: Single   $2.00
Return $3.00
S.S. "CITY OF NANAIMO"
Sails from Victoria, Tuesdays at 6.co a. m., and on Saturdays
at 7.00 a.m., calling at Crofton on both days, handling freight
and passengers at reduced rates.
GEO. L. COURTNEY,
Traffic Manager
Crofton and Westholme
Stage
Established 1878.
W. P. JAYNES
Wholesale importer and Dealer in all Kinds op    Daily connecting with all E. & N. Railway Trains
Merchandise,
Depot for Giant Powder Co.     8. C. Pottery Co.
Duncans, Quamichan.   MALCOLM  ELLIOTT,
Proprietor. THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
Duncans aito Cowichan Xocal Mews
THE COWICHAN FARMERS' INSTITUTE.
The annual autumn meeting of the above will be held at
the Agricultural Hall. Duncans, on Wednesday and Thursday, the 29th and ,?oth insts.. when the usual interesting
discussions and lectures or farming matters will tike place,
ami tlie business of the Institute will be atended to.
THE FALL FAIR.
A COINCIDENCE OF LOGGING FATALITIES.
A strange coincidence of fatal accidents befell two loggers working as far apart as Shawnigan Lake and Chemainus
011 the 27th ult. Almost at the same moment John Friday,
working for the Shawnigan Lake Company and Wm. Mitchell, employed at the Chemainus logging camp, met their
deaths suddenly, the first named by a log which he was
sawing rolling over upon him. and the last by a blow from
a heavy falling limb. Both men were young and capable at
their work, and no negligence seems to be attributable to
either of them or to the companies. Verdicts of accidental
death were necessarily returned at both inquests. John
Friday was from Victoria, where a mother and sisters will
mourn his sudden and tragic fate. William Mitchell had
only lately arrived from the Vancouver Employment Agency.
LOCAL NOTES.
The Governor-General has proclaimed October 16th as
Thanksgiving Day for Canada.
Mr. and Mrs. St. George Herbert Stepney and family,
late of Pineher Creek, Alberta, have arrived in Duncans to
take up their residence in the district which we hope will
know them long. Mr. Stepney has taken the place known
as Elkington's Lodge.
Mrs. C. J. Eaton, we arc pleased to hear, is now, it is
hoped, on a fair way to convalescence after her long illness.
Mr. L. Foot, son of Dr. Foot of Crofton, has been
spending a holiday at Somenos with the Mutter family.
The Agricultural Society is making many improvements
to the hall and grounds. The latest is the installation of a
new pump.
Mr. R. H. Whiddeii's farm gate was all right at the
show, but where was the brood mare?
Messrs. G. Callander, J. Curry, T. Dodd, Thos. Powle
and D. Frances, all from up the line, managed between them
to catch T50 fine trout in Somenos Lake the Sunday before
last.
A large number of farmers and residents from the Cowichan district are down in Victoria, cither visiting the exhibition there, or looking after their exhibits.
The success of Mr. R. E. Barkley of Somenos at the
city exhibition has been conspicuous; he having won, we
believe, no less than eight first prizes at New Westminster,
and seven in  Victoria.
Mr. E. Price, of Lakeside Hotel. Cowichan Lake, was
down in Duncans at fair time, after a long absence. His
friends had never seen him look in better health. The climate of Cowichan Lake just at this Willie of year is one of the
best on the Island.
Mr. H. Keast has obtained the first rubber tyred buggy
to be owned in Duncans.
Dog stealers were about on Fair Day. Capt. Gibson of
Chemainus and Mr. Harry Watson of Duncans both missed
good dogs.
We have received the "Weslside." Victoria Fall and
Winter Catalogue. In some 06 pages the Htltcheson Co.
sets forth an almost bewildering variety of dry goods accompanied by cuts showing the latest styles. The work lis .well
printed and got up. and two illustrated advertisements in
especial are works of art in their way, viz.. the picture of the
"Westside's" beautiful millinery display, and an inserted advertisement of the Dominion Hotel.
Full reports of the Harvest Thanksgiving held on the
5th inst., aud the baseball dance on the 2nd will appear in our
next.
(Continued from page two.)
Best apples. 5 Golden Russet—1. G T Corfield; 2. Rev.
R Roberts.
Best apples, 5 R, I. Greening—1. R McLay: 2. W Forrest.
Best apples, 5 Ben Davis—1. W C Duncan; J. Alexander
Best apples, S Canada Reinette—1, H Bonsall; 2, J J'
Bell.
Best apples. 5 King of Thompkins Co.—1. H de M Mellin; 2. F H Maitland Dougall.
Best apples, 5 any other variety,.winter— 1, II Bonsall;
2,  F  H  Maitland-Dougall.
Best 12 crab apples—I, G H Hadwen; 2. David Evans.
Best S plates of pears, 5 kinds—1, H D Wcllburn; 2, J
S Jones.
Best 5 Bartlett pears—1, John Patterson; 2, R McLay.
'  Best 5 Beaurne d'Anjou—1. A Pimbury. .
Best S Louise Bonne de Jersey—1, A R Wilson; 2, David
Alexander.
Best 5 pears, any other variety— 1, E FI Forrest; 2 G A
Cheeke.
Best 12 plums, Pond's Seedling— I, E H Forrest; 2 A
T Bell.
Best 12 plums, yellow egg—I, A Robinson; 2. J S Jones.
Best 12 plums, Coc's Golden Drop—1, R H Whidden;
2, David Evans.
Best plate of prunes—1, F H Maitland-Dougall; 2, H
de M Mellin.
Best 5 peaches—1, G H Hadwen; 2 David Ford.
Best 5 quinces—1, Rev R Roberts; 2, C Livingston.
Best 2 muskmelons—1 and 2. A Pimbury.
Best 2 citron melons—1. J J Hargrave; 2. Mrs. Prevost.
Best bunch of grapes—1. J Blair; 2, A Pimbury.
Best quart blackberries—1, J Blair; 2, A Pimbury.
DIVISION 9—DAIRY.
Five pounds printed butter—1, Miss Chisholm; 2, Mrs
Newhouse.
one pound fresh butter—1, Mrs. Newhouse; 2, Mrs.
Chisholm.
Exhibit of honey—t. Miss C Duncan.
DIVISION 10 (ENTERED FREE)-LADIES' PRIZES.
Best piece of silk embroidery—1 and 2, Miss E Cowie.
Best child's frock— 1, Miss Hall; 2, Miss Hargraves.
"Best hand-made lace—1, Mrs Dickie; 2 Miss Prevost.
Best man's flannel or flannelette shirt, machine made—
1, Mrs j H Whittome; 2 Miss Frumento.
Best plain needlework—1, Miss Wilson; 2, Miss M G
Skinner.
Best knitted stockings, fancy—1, Miss Maitland-Dougall;
2, Miss Wilson.
Knitted stockings, plain—1, Miss Harrison; 2, Miss
Wilson.
Best knitted socks, men's—1, Miss M C Maitland-Dougall; 2, Miss Bessie Evans.
Best six buttonholes—1, Miss Kingston; 2, Miss Hargraves.
Best crochet work, cotton lace, not less than one yard—
1, Miss Nahome; 2, Miss B Evans.
Best child's  fancy socks—1,  Miss Maitland-Dougall'..
Best drawn work—it, Miss May Conway; 2. Miss Kingston-
Loaf of bread—1. Mrs. Drummond; 2. Mrs. Patcrson;
very highly commended. Mrs. E E Clark.
Home-made wine—1,  Mr.   D  Evans.
Pot of icllv—t. Mrs.  Newhouse; 2, Mrs.  Drummond;
3, Mrs.  W A' Woods.
Pot of currant icily—1. Mrs. Drummond.
Plum jam—Mrs. Hadwen.
Strawberry jam—1. Mrs H dc M Mellin; 2, Mrs. Newhouse.
Raspberry jam—I, Mrs. H de M Mellin.
Gooseberry jam—r, Mrs. H de M Mellin.
Any other kind of jam—t. Miss Maude Wilson.
Bottle cherries—1, Mrs. Bonsall.
In consequence of the Victoria exhibition which has
taxed the photo-engravers to the utmost, we have not been
aide to reproduce several photos taken at the Duncans Fair.
but we will do so next week,
Mr. Walter Ford, brother of Mr. David Ford, postmaster o<f Duncans, has been appointed postmaster at Mount
Sicker, and has just taken over the position from Mr. Ed.
Kierstead for whom Mr. W. E. Lamming has been acting
duritv some months past.
Miss McFadrien is now teaching in the school in Mr.
David Hammond's place, he being on a holiday.
A THE CROFTON GAZETTE AND COWICHAN NEWS.
L
I,
Bottle pears—i, Mrs. Whittome.
Bottle plums—i, Mrs. Wellburn.
Bottle any other fruit—i, Miss Prevost.
Bottle   raspberries—i,   Miss   Lomas.
Open Competition  (Ladies and Gentlemen).
Best watercolar landscape, painted in iyoi-1002— i. Miss
Harrison; 2. Miss M G Skinner.
Best collection of amateur photographs—i. Rev. W C
Schlichter,
DIVISION n—FLOWERS.
Best bouquet of flowers or table (arrangement to count
1-3)'—2, Miss L Kier.   >
Best collection of pot plants—1. Mrs. Ventress.
Best collection of cut flowers— 1. Mrs Elkington; 2. Miss
Maitland-Dougall.
Best collection of asters—I, Miss McHay; 2. Mrs.
Cloutier.
Best collection of dahlias— 1. Mrs. J Maitland-Dougall;
2. Miss Maitland-Dougall.
Best collection of stocks—I, Miss Maitland-Dougall.
Best collection of sweet peas—1, Miss Maitland-Dougall; 2, Miss M Duncan.
DIVISION 12—MISCELLANEOUS.
Girls under 15 years of age.
Best fancy needlework—I, Miss Vera Bonsall; 2, MisSj
Effie Bonsall.
Best plain needlework—1, Miss Drummond; 2, Miss W.
A Woods.
Pest piece of crochet work—1, Miss Woods; 2, Miss
Effie Ewans.
Best six buttonholes worked in cotton—1, Miss Fru-
mento; 2, Miss Drummond.
Best dressed doll, hand sewing—1, Miss Frumento; 2,
Miss Vera Bonsall.
Best bunch of wild flowers—I, Miss Bonsall; 2, Miss M
Duncan. -
Best loaf of bread—1, Miss Ruth Clarke; 2, Miss A
Mackinnon;  commended,  Miss  Kier.
Best plain cake—1, Miss Ruth Clarke; 2, Miss A Mackinnon.
DIVISION  13—MISCELLANEOUS.
Boys or. Girls under 14 vears of ag'e.
Best writing—I, Miss M  L McPherson; 2.  Elbert W
Evans.' .    .
Rest piece of fret work—1, William Evans.
Best pencil drawing—I, Jas Forrest; 2, Fraser Forrest.
DIVISION 14—MISCELLANEOUS.
Boys or Girls under 11 years of age.
Best   writing—I,   Henry  William.';   2,   Miss  Jane   McPherson.
E. M. SKINNER
Civil Engineer and Provincial Land Surveyor.
DUNCANS
KITTO  & GOOCH
SOLICITORS AND CONVEYANCERS.
Office, Oddfellows Bldg.,     LADYSMITH, B. C.
P. O. Box 243
TO LET
TZOUHALEM   HOTEL, ^__2z^
DUNCANS,
Stage to Lakeside Hotel,  Cowichan Lake, every   Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
PRICE BROS, -        - - Proprietors
QUEEN'S MARKET
Cor. Govt. Johnson Sts., Victoria B.C.   Tel. 32.  P.O. Box 18.
LAWRENCE GOODACRE & SONS,
Wholesale   and   Retail   Butchers.    Contractors   by
appointment to His Majesty's Royal Navy, the Dominion
Government, etc.   Shipping supplied at lowest rates.
Several Stores at Crofton, B. C.     Apply to
THE LENORA MOUNT SICKER
COPPER MINING COMPANY, LIMITED
Non-Personal Liability
MacGregor Block VICTORIA, B. C.
THE DOMINION HOUSE
PRIVATE BOARDING ESTABLISHMENT
Home Comforts.      Moderate Rates.
Joan Avenue,       -      -      -     CROFTON, B. C.
Proprietor,      -      A. B. WHITTINGHAM.
A. HOWE
BUTCHER,
Established for six years at Chemainus.    •
Best Meat at Most Liberal Prices.
Joan Avenue,
CROFTON, B. C.
W. DYKE
PIONEER MERCHANT.
DRY GOODS. BOOTS AND SHOES.
Confectionery a Specialty.
Agent CROFTON GAZETTE
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GROCERS,
WINES, AND LIQUORS.
Victoria, B. C.
HOTEL CROFTON
FIRST-CLASS WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS
Rates—$1.00 per Day and Up.
Free Baths fcr Guests. Propr., M. J. Conlin
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CROFTON, B. C.
PRIVATE DINING ROOM BATH ROOM
First-Class Accommodation
Rates—$1.00 and up per diem.     Propr., T. J. Pearce 8
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CROFTON
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