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 THE DUNCAN ENTERPRISE
and Vancouver Island Advertiser
r
Established 1899
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14th. 1914
Resumed 1914
AN HONORABLE CAREER
The Hun. Win. Smithc was
first elected to represent Cowich-
an at tho first election after Confederation, 1871. He was reelected at the general election ill
1N75, when lie was select ed as
the Leader of Her Majesty's
Loyal Opposition, Upon the defeat of tlie Walker Government
he resigned the leadership iu
favor of lion. A. ('. Elliott, in
whose Government he accepted
office as Minister of Finance, (In
the defeat of the Eliott Government in 1S7K, he was again elected Leader of the Opposition. Upon the defeat of the Heaven Government in 1SK2 he was called upon to form the government, which
he did, assuming charge of the
Lands and Works Department.
His Government was sustained at
the general election of 1886, hut
on the 27th of March he died.
aged 44 years. At the time of his
death he was just about to he
called to Ottawa to enter the
Cabinet of Sir John A. Macdon-
ald.
Previous to coming to British
Columbia he was a writer on California's greatest newspaper, "The
San- Francisco Call." Tircing of
this and wishing to live once
more under the Union Jack, he
walked down to the wharf where
two boats were about to sail—one
for Australia and the other for
Mritish Columbia, lie tossed a
coin to decide which boat he
should lake, and on the toss of
a coin he decided on British Columbia.
OIL  ON  VANCOUVER
ISLAND
Canadian Collieries, Limited, own
the major portion of (he coal fields
of Vancouver Island, and their production is one of the largest assets
of this Province. Yet there is a
possibility that more important discoveries than coal may be made.
It is known by certain old-timers
that a commodity which transportation companies and individuals require and use every day may be
discovered on Vancouver Island.
True, in reading Dr. Dawson's report of the Island, geology, it may,
or may not, prove true, but we do
believe that oil iu paying quantities
will he tapped on Vancouver Island. Should it prove a fact, we
can readily go back and see where
the words 0 fan old-timer will conic
true, that Duncan will be the centre
and Ihe city of this Island.
the adjacent valleys, that athletic
sports are not being kept up to
the old standard. There was a time
when the Association Football
Team of Duncan challenged the
Victoria team. That they played
a game of football against North-
field on Sunday last and won shows
that there are yet a few who would
be glad if the old organization of
athletics wa sjfeorganized. They
have a basketball team that is well
known on the Island, and has held
its own amongst the various teams,
yet at the same time today there
is no headquarters for athletes in
Duncan. Why is this? Won't the
boys of Duncan gel together and
the people give them their assistance to make their Atheltic Association as strong as it was seven
years ago?   If not, why not?
His first business venture was a
restaurant, where he gave the
people of Duncan an opportunity
to come and enjoy a good meal.
Later, he started a livery stable
and since then has been known
as the popular liveryman of that
enterprising town. In speaking to
Mr. Harrison, he stated to an Enterprise reporter, "that in coming
out for Councillor, 1 simply stand
on my record in this town as the
people with wdiom 1 have done
business know. I have not solicited this office, but if the people
who came to me and asked me to
stand and those wdio have promised to support me are true to
their word, 'I shall certainly be
elected."
MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS
ACT
THE NEW POSTOFFICE
ATTRACTIONS AT DUNCAN
OUR MAYOR
Showing that the people of
Duncan appreciate the services of
a progressive citizen, and especially one of their own native
sons, they have elected, without
opposition, to the highest office in
the city's gift, Mr. Ormond Towers Smithe.
Mr. Smithe is full of progressive ideas and his two years as
member of the Aldermanic Hoard
of his native city will go a long
way in making his career as
mayor a success.
Mr. Smithe's first business venture was a plunge into journalism,
his first task in this direction being as editor of The Duncan
Echo, which subsequently amalgamated with the Cowichan Leader   which   he   bought   outright.
It is gratifying to note that Mr.
Smithe always made a success of
what he undertook and it is safe
to say that his term of office as
Mayor of the City of Duncan will
redound to his credit as a successful organizer for the carrying out
of those great projects which
confront this year's Council.
The Enterprise congratulates
the people of Duncan in having
chosen such a progressive citizen
to guide its destinies during the
next twelve months.
()n a recent visit to the capital
city, the writer was astounded to
meet a man who confesesd to having been in Victoria, off and on,
for the past ten years without ever
having paid a visit to Duncan. What
surprised the listener most, after the
shock of hearing such a bald confession, was that the culprit stated
that be had never heard of any
particular attractions which Duncan could offer. If this be the case,
and so it was solemnly stated to be.
it would seem that there is room
for a little missionary work close
to the hand of our Hoard of Trade.
Like many other propagandist
bodies, it may be that we have advertised far and wide, but not close
enough to home. We may have
taken our advantages too much for
granted, and supposed in our self-
confidence that all and sundry who
lived within a hundred miles were
fully aware of what we had to otfer
in the shape of scenic beauty and
holiday attractions. The Enterprise takes the opportunity of the
crass ignorance displayed by the
man iu question to suggest that the
Hoard of Trade, or some other public body specially formed for the
purpose, settle down to a progressive advertising campaign, which
should be directed primarily at interesting our near neighbours,
"Sec America first" was the slogan raised by our cousins iu the
Stales when they found much good
money going over every year ti)
Europe, It might not lie a bad
idea if we who live in Duncan were
to make our cry "See Vancouver
Island first, and start right in with
Duncan."
The new postofficc iu Duncan is
now almost completed, -and will
prove as fine a building as many
cities, much larger than Duncan,
could expect. It is not only a credit
to the Government, but it is a
standing memorial to the genius of
the architect who designed it. It
is something which future generations will look up li with pleasure.
The thanks of the' people of this
district arc due to Mr. F. H. Shepherd, M.P., for his efforts in getting this building constructed.
The Duncan Enterprise makes
its bow to the people of Cowichan
and Vancouver slland. After a
lapse of eleven years we again
come to you. Many changes have
transpired since our last issue and
our experiences during the period
of time since our last issue has
taught us many lessons.
The Duncan Enterprise Printing & Publishing Company, Ltd.,
are here to stay or know the
reason why.
MUNICIPAL NOMINATIONS
NOTICE
Important to Team-owners, Liverymen and Private Individuals
Who Are Interested in the
Welfare of Their Horses.
Do you know that Harry Piele
has purchased the Blacksmith
Shop, stock, and goodwill in trade
from It. Cloatier, and has completely re-organized the business?
Satisfaction guaranteed in all
work turned out, Mr. Piele is
employing an efficent staff that
will enable him to turn out first-
class work in the shortest possible
time.
Take your horses to be shod,
or any other blacksmith work you
require doing to him and you will
be pleased and satisfied.
Reeve
Evans, John Newall.
Mutter, James Islay.
Ward No. 1 — (Cowichan-
Quamichan
Dwyer, Wm. Mordanut.
McKinnon, Angus.
Ward No. 2 — (Somenos)
Henslowe, E. F. Leonard.
Herd, Alex. A. B.
Smith. Robt. Sidney.
Ward No. 3—(Comiaken)
Palmer. Chas. George.
Ward No. 4 — (Chemainus)
Boudot, Peter.
Price, Chas. H.
School Trustees
Green, Mark.
Herd, William.
Lamont, John (Retired).
Price. Chas. H.
Notice
Municipality of the Corporation
of the City of Duncan. To Wit:
Public Notice is hereby given
to the Electors of the Municipality aforesaid that a poll has become necessary at the election
now pending for the same, and
that I have granted such poll, and
further, that the persons duly
nominated as candidates at the
said election, and for whom only
votes will be received, are:—
Campbell, James McLeod, Duncan; Contractor; for Alderman.
Dobson,    Christopher,    Duncan;
Esquire; for Alderman.
Duncan, James; Duncan; General
Merchant; for Alderman.
Harrison, Thomas; Duncan; Livery Stable Keeper; for Alderman.
Pitt, Thomas; Duncan; Esquire;
for Alderman.
Van ' Norman,   Isaac    Newton;
Duncan; Engineer; for Alderman.
Whidden,  Robert  Henry;  Duncan; Wheelwright,; for ..llrUr       t
man.
Harris, George Almen; Duncan;
Painter; for School Trustee.
Hattie, Daniel  Ribertson;   Duncan ;   Carriage    Builder;    for
School Trustee.
Miller, Edward   Fleming;   Duncan ; Esquire; for School Trustee.
Smith, Martha   Ellen;   Duncan;
for School Trustee.
Of which all persons are required
to take notice and govern themselves accordingly.
" The Poll for the above Election
will take place at the Municipal
Council Chamber, Duncan, on
Thursday next, January 15th,
1914, between the hours of 9.00
a.m., and 7.00 p.m.
Given under my hand, this 12th
clay of January, 1914.
B. C. COINS
Returning Officer.
SPORT IN DUNCAN
POPULAR PIONEER
Mr. Angus McKinnon, a pioneer of this valley, is a candidate
for councillor for the Municipality of North Cowichan. As a
businessman and a financial he
excels most of the old-timers, a
fact that most men who have fid-
lowed the advancement of this
district quite recognize. Give
him his rights.
There is one thing that we
noticed on our return to Duncan,
that the old Duncan Athletic Association was £>f the past. It is
to be regretted that, with the many
young men there are in this city and
AN  ALDERMANIC
CANDIDATE
Mr. Thomas Harrison has the
nomination for Councillor for the
City of Duncan. Mr. Harrison
came to Duncan in March, 1909. a Canadian coin.
Just fifty-two years ago, there
were issued from a mint in New
Westminster, by order of the
Government of the Crown Coldny
of British Columbia, four $20 and
live $10 gold pieces, There were
the only coins ever issued in British America during the last century. < )ne of these coins has been
in the possession of a pioneer
family of this district until last
week when the coin—a $10 piece
—was sold in New York City to
a wealthy collertor for $1,000.
Several of these coins are still in
British Columbia, two being in
the possession of the Canadian
Bank of Commerce, one is in the
possession of the Provincial Government, and one is still held by
the Hon. J. S. Helmcken. This
is the largest price ever paid for
PROGRESSIVENESS
DUNCAN
OF
It is with pleasure that we note
the improvements in Duncan, and
especially the beautiful store occupied and built by the Cowichan
Merchants, successors to Messrs.
Pitt & Peterson and W. P. Jaynes.
Two of the oldest merchants in«
Duncan consolidated, and have today the finest establishment on Vancouver Island in the way of a departmental store. Neither Victoria
nor Nanaimo can show such progress by any combination that they
have, as has been shown by this
progressive firm, and taking the
merchants as a standard, it bespeaks
the future of this city, and it is
with pleasure that we greet in this
issue of the Enterprise the members
of this firm.
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_» ■ PAGE TWO
THE DUNCAN ENTERPRISE
JANUARY 14, 1914
PERSONAL MENTION
With this issue of the Enterprise, we wish to say that our first
impression in coming to Duncan
brings us to the old faces that we
met when we arrived here a month
ago. Mr. John N. Evans, the first
to give us a life; Mr. C. H. Dickie,
the first to give us a hand; Mr. T.
A. Wood; Mr. David Alexander;
Mr. Tom Pitt; Mr. Frank Price;
Mr. Alec Herd; Mr. Mark Green;
Mr. Robert Grassie; Mr. W. R.
Robertson; Mr. Norcross; Mr. F.
Lomas ( those two, dead and
gone) were among the first old-
timers to greet us, and today
they meet us as they met us then,
One man we might mention
today is Angus McKinnon, who has
played an important part in this
district. When we first met him, he
had about five acres of land cleared,
whic hhe was farming, as he said,
where today he has 300 acres with
one of the finest herds of cattle on
the Coast, and is one of the
wealthiest men in the whole of
Cowichan district. We are pleased
to know that Angus McKinnon is
our friend.
* *   *
Mrs. Hubert Keast was a visitor to Duncan on Saturday last.
She left on Sunday night for Seattle to visit her mother. Mrs.
Keast, in the course of an interview, said that her mother was
quite sick, and that it was her intention to stay with her until she
had fully recovered. It is hoped
that her mother's recovery will take
place in the near future, and that
Mrs. Keast will return to her home
on Gi«Mchan Lake.   -
* *   *
Mr. Ted Stock, of the Alderlea
Hotel, has recently completed a
large addition, and he is now in
a position to handle all the trade
that comes along, and especially
commercial men. He has sixteen
beautiful rooms in his new addition with bath, toilette, hot and cold
water—everything that a modern
house ca nsupply. Mr. Stock enjoys the confidence of all the local
people, and no one stays with him
once but what they come back and
stay again.
* *   *
Mr. Walter Morley, postmaster
at Tzouhalem, is still as progressive as he ever was, and it would
seem to us that he is growing
younger every day. Mr. Morley
says that Tzouhalem is eventually
to be a part of the city of Duncan,
and looks forward to the day when
electric cars will be running past
his front door.
* *   *
Mr. William Gidley, of the Cowichan Lumber Company, was a visitor in Duncan Tuesday evening.
Mr. Gidley, one of the oldest past-
masters of the Masonic Lodge,
came down to be in attendance at
the installation of the officers of
Temple Lodge, No. 33. The Grandmaster of this jurisdiction was also
present, and officiated at the installation. While we were not present at the installation, we are satisfied that it was carried out in due
form and every one there thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Long
live Temple Lodge!
THE SOMENOS INDIANS
It is the custom amongst the
Somenos Indians to have a dance
and potlateh every year. Monday
and Tuesday*of this week witnessed one of these entertainments. Quite a number of wdiite
people were visitors at the ran-
cherie on Monday and Tuesday
evening. Some of them, who wen
not quite up to the Indian game,
learned a lesson. The Indians of
the Cowichan district are amongst
the best educated Indians on the
Pacific Coast and they can teach
some white men what law and order mean. One or two of the
young men found this out <Jn
their visit to the rancherie the
other night. Cowichan Indians
are intelligent, progressive and
deserve a whole lot of credit for
the advancement they have made.
A statement was made recently
with regard to the Songhees Indian tribe and how they had spent
their money and pictures were
published of their beautiful
homes. What can be said of the
wisest Songhees can be said of
the Cowichan Indians.
CARD OF THANKS
To the Electors of the City.
Ladies and Gentlemen.— I beg
to thank you for the honor you
have done me in selecting me as
your Mayor for 1(>14. 1 shall endeavour to discharge the duties of
my office in a manner profitable
to the citizens and creditable to
myself.
ORMOND T. SMITHE.
GREAT DEVELOPMENT
IN VIEW
Vancouver Island occupies a geographical position on the Pacific
Coast, which is recognized by the
world. It is true Vancouver holds,
they claim, today the terminal of
the C.P.R., and the "Empresses"
ply on the Pacific Ocean carrying
the traffic from the East to Vancouver. But it is a recognized fact,
and must be acknowledged, that the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad, the
greatest railroad undertaking that
was ever undertaken by a body of
men, is today a completed fact, and
holds a position on the Pacific Coast
that no other railroad coming to
this Coast occupies. Its grades are
thirty per cent, less than those of
any other railroad on the American
continent. It is developing the
whole of Canada. A transcontinental railroad from teh Atlantic to
the Pacific owned and contollcd by
British capitalists. The Grand
Trunk Pacific, with headquarters in
Victoria, with their steamships plying here, recognize Victoria's position in the world's commerce. In
the near future a great change will
be made. The Panama Canal will
be completed. San Francisco, ()ak-
land, my city of Oakland, and the
Panama-Pacific Exposition for 1915
in California, have their effect in
every country in the world today.
But the Grand Trunk Pacific realizes those conditions, and have
made preparations. P>y their line
of steamships from Victoria to
Prince Rupert and the Northern
country, have shown themselves the
most progressive corporation existing in the Dominion of Canada.
Two fine, beautiful ships are being
built in England to handle traffic
between Prince Rupert and San
Francisco for the 1915 Exposition.
While it is a fact that the C.P.R.
are credited with the finest ships on
the Coast today, they have npt
grasped the conditions that will
exist between Vancouver Island,
which should be their terminus, and
the ports in the south, where the
commerce of the Pacific Ocean must
be handled. When the Panama
Canal is opened to the traffic of the
world, it means that commercial
conditions on the sea will be absolutely different from what it is at
the present time, and where the Atlantic Coast has the greatest commerce today, it is possible that there
will be more commerce on the Pacific, and that the leading city on this
Coast, wahtever city that may be,
will be greater that Greater New
York is on the Atlantic. Not only
that, but on the completion of that
canal, the iron industry will see its
establishment on the Pacific Coast,
with the ore Ixxlics now known
greater than at the present time on
the Atlantic Coast, and Vancouver
Island will play one of the most important parts in the development of
die Pacific commercial world. It is
true Vancouver Island is close to
the International Boundary Line.
We admire our cousins to the south,
but there is no question about the
resources and the natural advantages of the Dominion of Canada,
and Vancouver Island is in that
position that it must be an important point, and Victoria will be eventually the seaport of the Pacific
Coast. It is the first harbour on 1 .
north of San Francisco by whic!
all ships must pass to go to our
American cousins. And so the
Duncan Enterprise and Vancouver
Island Advertiser believes that we
not only hold \*at we have, but
we must get wh/t is coming to us.
INTERESTING MEETING
Ratepayers of Cowichan District
Met on January 6th in the
K. of P. Hall
There was a very representative meeting of the ratepayers at
the K. of P. Hall last Tuesday,
who listened carefully to the report of the Mayor and Councillors of the City of Duncan.
His Worship Mayor Duncan
presided at the meeting and in
his opening remarks stated that
the purpose of the gathering was
for himself and the Councillors to
give an account of their stewardship.
"During the year," the Mayor
said, "fifty-one meetings of the
Council had been held and twenty-eight bylaws had been passed." He then referred to the
initiation this year of a scheme of
committees of one member of
the Council to have charge of
each Department of the civic
work. Alderman Miller had
charge of the Waterworks; .Alderman Smithe, of the Electric
Light: James M'cL. Campbell, of
the Streets; and Mr. R. II. Whid-
den, of the Fire and Sanitation
Departments, "This scheme," the
Mayor said, "had worked out
most satisfactorily."
The Mayor called upon the
City Clerk to read the financial
statement of the city. Details of
this statement were given in the
report of the City Council meeting in The Cowichan Leader.
Alderman Miller was then called upon and made a statement re-
If You Want
Buggies, Democrats or Sleighs
AND ALL KINDS OF JOB WORK, SEE
R. H. WHIDDEN
Government Street
Duncan, B.C.
Some Bargains
OUF ENTIRE STOCK IS ON THE MARKET AT
COST PRICE
$1.25 Alarm Clocks for 65c
$2.00 Repeating Alarm for $1.10
$35 Fox Sterlingworth Shot Gun $25
$2.50 Razors for $1.25
75c Door Mats for 45c
50c Wash Boards for 25c
STOVES
Three $75.00 Ranges. Oi $55
One $96 Lang Range Oi $50
$17.50 Coal Healers Oi $12
$14 Open Grates Ol ..$11.50
$9.00 Open (irate (3.. .$6.00
$6.50 and $7 Airtights fi $4
$4 Airtights (§ $2.75
$1.85 Airtights (<i $1.10
75c Coal  llodsfo 40c
Perfection Oil Heaters, $3.50
POCKET KNIVES
RAZORS
AND
RAZOR STROPS
AT COST
TOOLS
$2.25 Wood Levels... .$1.30
$1.50 Sargent Squares, .95c
$2.60 Maple Leaf Saws $1.65
60c to 7h~ Chisels 45c
Maybole Hammers  70c
No. (1 Stanley Planes. .$3.25
No. 5 Stanley Planes. .$2.50
$1.50 Chopping Axes. . ,95c
Mephisto Bits 25', off
FLASHLIGHTS
$.1.50 Flashlights  $2.50
$2.50 Flashlights  $1.65
$-'.J5 Flashlights  $1.25
$2.00 Flashlights  $1.25
ENAMELWARE,   TINWARE,   LANTERNS.  ETC..  AT
LESS THAN COST
M. M. SMITH & CO.
garding the waterworks, and its
position in connection with the
Ctiy of Duncan. The supply was
absolutely satisfactory and would
be good for at least live years to
come, providing the ratepayers
co-operated with the city in
handling that supply during the
dry months of the year. Alderman Miller suggested that meters
be placed in hotels, livery stables,
aud other places where large
quantities of water were consumed.
Alderman Campbell reported
on the streets of the city that
they were in as good shape as it
was possible for the amount of
money spent on them,
Alderman Smithe gave his report regarding the electric light
plant and showed where the city
had saved a considerable amount
of money, due to the management
of that concern in the last year.
Alderman Smithe also outlined
his policy, if elected Mayor for
the ensuing year, and clearly
stated what advantages would
accrue to the city through his
policy.
DUNCAN AS A CITY
Duncan, incorporated as a city,
has great possibilities. It was said
by an old resident, who has long
since gone to his last rest, that Duncan was the hub of Vancouver Island, around which must radiate
the spokes and fellowes of the
wheel, and Victoria and Xanaiiuo
would be the suburbs of one of
the greatest cities on Vancouver
Island. While we cherish the memory and thotigths of this old friend,
we may not he able lo realize that
what he thought tit to say will ever
come true, yet, at the same time,
Duncan is bound to become one of
the commercial centres of Vancouver Island. Its geographical position and the contour of the country surrounding this little city make
it one of the bright spots of the
Pacific Coast, and all who come
here are enraptured with the beauty
surrounding this delightful little
town. Duncan is two miles from
salt water. Possibilities both by
sea and land are great. It is up to
the citizens of Duncan to make the
future of the town. They, together
with the corporations that must
come here, no doubt will bring
about the results which the most
sanguine now expect.
warn JANl'AKY 14, 1914
THE DUNCAN ENTERPRISE
Harry C.Evans
The Expert Piano and
Organ Tuner.
V L BIT OB BR IIROS.
"The MiiHlr House"
To Whom It Muy Concern:—
Thin Ih Io certify Unit we have
employed Mr. Harry -. Brans tu
repair Player Pianos, and can
State that he ts a tttnrnuKh and
practical man in this line of business, and an an expert tuner and
repairer of Music;,I Instruments,
and can safety recommend tiim Iu
this particular line of work.
Yours   sincerely.
Geo. A. ri.tch.r Unite Co.,
Per Qeo. A. ETletoher.
Nanalmo, B.C., July 26th, 1918.
27 Years' Experience
Oalli   at   Duncan  Twice   a  Tear.
Leave Yonr Orders at
H. F. PREVOST
3r Write P.O. Boa 1356, Victoria.
Teaming: Contracts
HAULING,    CLEARING,
HEAVY FREIGHTING
TEAMS FOR HIRE
JOHN EVANS, Jr.
P.O. Box 175     Phone R170
Duncan, B.C.
HOTEL DUNCAN
J. J. KINDS, Prop.
Headquarters   for   Tourists
and Commercial Men
This hotel  In  strictly llrst-class
and   litis   I n  fitted  throughout
wiiii nil modern conveniences.
We have a first-class English
Billiard Table,
Excellent Fishing and Hunting,
Phone 6
Duncan, B.C.
T. W.   DOWD
Contractor  for All  Kinds of
Cement and Concrete
Work
DVMCAM
B. C.
Cairnsmore St. Bakery
HOME-MADE BREAD
AMD
CONFECTIONERY
Pastry and Cakss Hade to Order,
Wedding and Birthday Cakes
Tsa Cakss, etc., etc
iion,Is shipped to any part of K. ■<•
s. Railway, or delivered within
radius of Duncan. Phone 118
r. POTTS, Pioprletor
THE
Alderlea Hotel
E, STOCK, Proprietor
THE   SPORTSMEN'S
HOME
FISHING   &    HUNTING
IN    VICINITY    IS
UNEXCELLED
DUNCAN, V.I.. B.C.
When the Enterprise first made
its appearance in 1899, it prophesied that a railroad must be built
to the head of Cowichan Lake.
That prophecy has come true. The
C.F.R.acquiring the E. & N. Railway from the Dunsmuirs, saw that,
in order to develop the resources
of Vancouver Island, it was absolutely necessary to build a branch
line up to the lake. This is an established fact today, but those men
who are considered the great railroad men of Canada saw that it was
necessary to have a railroad up to
the north end of Vancouver Island. When Sir Donald D. Mann
and Sir William Mackenzie, who
have received their honours from
the throne, came to this Coast, they
realized the importance of Victoria
as a harbour on the Pacific Coast.
They realized that in order to carry
out the commerce of this great Dominion, it would he absolutely
necessary for them to have a line
of communication with the mainland of llritish Columbia. British
Columbia is one of the most important Provinces of the Dominion
of Canada, and today we see in the
construction work of the C.N.R. the
foresight that Sir Donald I). Mann
and Sir William Mackenzie had
when they gained control of the
coal mines on Vancouver Island,
and started their operations as the
Canadian Northern from Victoria
to Seymour Narrows, and there is
no question but what they will
bridge for the benefit of their company. True it is that Mr. Robert
Dunsmuir built the E. & N. Railway, discovered the coal mines that
have gained for Vancouver Island
the prominence that it occupies,
not only on this continent, but in
the important countries of the
world, aud today the southern portion of Vancouver Island is looked
at from East to West, from North
to South, as the Eos Angeles of
the Dominion of Canada, and nowhere that you may go on this
Coast, from Siberia to San Fran-
cisco, are the natural resources as
vet undeveloped and undreamed of
as here, anil there is no question as
to the future development that must
naturally come. The iron deposits
on Vancouver Island must Ik- developed. We have had men here
on the Coast who have undertaken
to advance the iron industry on this
Coast, Unfortunately, the best
man was lost when the Clallam
went down in 1902. Since then,
some effort has been made to start
[rondale on the American side, but
it is understood now that Inith English and American capital are taking up the iron industry with a
view to establishing works on Vancouver Island. In view of this fact,
we can appreciate the coming to
Vancouver Island of the Yarrows,
who are establishing their shipyards
at Esquimalt. Esquimau is known
from one end of the world lo the
other as one of the finest harbours,
and is safeguarded, not only by the
Dominion of Canada, but by the
Mother Country, and we feel quite
satisfied that the Yarrows would
not come to Vancouver Island unless there was something more in
view than a small shipyard. Anil
so we predict for the iron industry
a great start iu the near future.
PAGE THREE
time, we believe will, in the near
future, as soon as the development
work carried out by Mr. James
Hume and his associates is completed. These properties will
be the important mines of this
Coast. It is true that the Lenore
and Tyee are the best mines known
on Vancouver Island, but the possibilities for the mines bordering on
the Koksilah River are greater than
those on Mt. Sicker ever were, and
we believe that Cowichan Station
will in the near future see a very
tfreat advance.
A PAPER THAT MADE
GOOD
On Good Friday, 1905, in opposition to the opinions of several
old-timers in Duncan, the Cowichan Leader started out. A small
plant was purchased in victoria
from Mr. Alf. Greenwood, and a
small, eight-sheet, four-page paper
was got out. This was on a Good
Friday. Mr. Hope Herd was the
responsible gentleman for the
mechanical work on the Cowichan
Leader. He was responsible for
that work for about three years.
While the pessimists said the Cowichan Leader could not live, today
the Cowichan Leader is alive, and
although Mr. Harry Smith, who
took upon his shoulders the starting of the paper, got a credit, he
did not deserve as much credit as
Mr. Hope Herd, because so far as
Mr. Smith was concerned he knew
naught of the newspaper game, and
all he learned was through the printer he employed. Xow it is possible that Mr. Herd, who has been
identified not only with the Cowichan Leader and ^he Echo, but
with other papers in this Province
and Alaska, may still enjoy the reward that be absolutely deserves,
not only as a printer, but as a business man and a builder up of the
city of Duncan. It would give the
Duncan Enterprise Printing & Publishing Company much pleasure to
see Mr. Hope Herd in full charge
of the plant and carrying on the
new Duncan Eenterprise. Mr.
Herd is now in successful business
in Victoria.
INDEPENDENT ALWAYS
We wish to make this statement absolutely plain: The Duncan Enterprise will be non-political in every sense of the word,
but will be absolutely independent and fearless and will criticize
any public official in the Province
of British Columbia, or in the
Dominion of Canada, without fear
or favor, and our columns will be
open to all correspondence providing that correspondence is
within the bounds of reason aud
is not objectionable under the
laws of ihis Province.
VICTORIA NOTES
THE COWICHAN DISTRICT
COWICHAN  STATION
This progressive little village has
two up-to-date stores, a hotel, etc.,
etc., and is adjacent to a portion
of mineral country that in the near
future may surprise some of the
older portions of this Island. The
Koksilah Mines only developed to
a very small extent at the present
We are pleased to note that
Mr. Alex. Stewart is a candidate
for llie mayoralty in' Victoria and
we sincerely hope that he will be
successful in his candidacy.
*    *   *
When last in Victoria we were
surprised and gratified to see that
our old friend, Mr. Stephen Jones,
known throughout the Province
as one of the most successful of
hotelmen and as host of the Do-
P.O. Box 3 Telephone 142
McKay & Truesdale
PLUMBING, HEATING, AND TINSMITHING
Estimates Given DUNCAN, B.C.
E.
WEST
DUNCAN FREIGHTING STABLE
Genera!
Horses
Teaming and Contracting.                             P.O. Bos 14 - Phone 108
for Bale. Firewood for sale.                                     Pront Street
The Cowichan Merchants. Ltd.
THE BIG STORE
"The Store That Will Serve You Best"
THE BIG STORE'S
January Stocktaking Sale
CONTINUES
If YOU want BARGAINS, NOW is the time to take advantage of our offerings.
The Cowichan Merchants. Ltd.
"The Store That Will Serve You Best"
DUNCAN, B.C.
Neilson's Chocolates
THE VERY BEST MADE
MADE IN CLEAN FACTORIES
MADE BY EXPERTS
The Duncan Pharmacy
"GIDLEY'S"
STATION STREET DUNCAN, B.C.
Bargains in Books
750 TITLES OF POPULAR FICTION TO
CHOOSE FROM
CASH PRICE 65c, FOR ONE WEEK
H. F. PREVOST
Stationer
ODD FELLOW'S BLOCK
DUNCAN, B.C.
minion  Hotel, has launched out   Hotel, as the new house will be
into another enterprise and was  calle(,  b|dg fa|f {o ,)e ag .^
completing his new hostelry on ... . . ,   ,,
the   comer  of Government and as the old one and we wish Mr.
Courtney Streets.   The Windsor Jones the best of success.
JaLJL PAGE FOUR
THE DUNCAN* ENTERPRISE
JANUARY 14, 1014
. J. W. DAVIS*
STORE
Now   in   the   Hands
of the
CREDITORS!
The Store
Has Been Closed Since
Saturday in Order
to Take Stock
And Close the Hooks!
THE ENTIRE STOCK IS TO BE SOLD AT ONCE — $10,300.00 WORTH  OF  HIGH
CLASS MERCHANDISE — BOOTS AND SHOES, CLOTHING, MEN'S WEAR, ETC.
TO BE SOLD TO THE PUBLIC AT SACRIFICE PRICES.
Sale Starts WEDNESDAY
at 9 a. m.
We are not going to quote a lot of prices to vonfiise you.   Come to the Store and get 2.*) I'er Cent off
your purchase— Get here with the Crowds—r- We  won't waste any time in clearing this Stock out.
HERE ARE SOME PRICES — TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM !
Gold Bond
Shoes
$6.50 to $7.00
for $4.45
Yon know what the Gold
Bond Shoe is. There is none
better made. All styles and
over 200 pairs to choose from.
CREDITORS'  SALE
PRICE, $4.45
25 Per Cent
Off
The prices are all marked in
plain figures and we will deduct exactly '25 per cent off
any goods you buy. We hardly
think von can beat this offer.
Hour
SALE
9 to 10 A.M. WEDNESDAY
$5 BOOTS FOR
$2.65
EVERY  PA IK  of this lot is
worth $5.00 or over.   They
are broken lines of high class
goods.   They  must  go first.
ONE HOUR ONLY
CREDITORS' SALE
PRICE, $'2.65
Ladies'
Special
VALUES FROM $8.00
TO $4.50
About 50 pail's of Ladies'
Shoes and Slipers; some are
slightly soiled and others out
of style.    They'll wear good.
CREDITORS'  SALE
PRICE, 50c
$5 AND $5.50 FOR $».85
Any $5.00 or $5.50 Shoe
in the store. All styles
and leathers:
CREDITORS'  SALE
PRICE, $3.85
CLOTHING SPECIAL! —$15.00 SUITS FOR $8.75 — About Thirty Suits to Choose From.
THIS SALE is not put on tor profit.    We do not expect to make any. We simply
want to sell enough to raise $7,000.00 within two weeks.
SALE WILL START AT 9:00 A.M. WEDNESDAY-DON'T MISS IT- YOU WILL
BENEFIT YrOURSELF AND HELP US - DON'T FORGET TH E PLACE - COM E!
J. W. Davis' Store
Oddfellows' Block, Duncan
.1. P. ARCHIBALD, in Charge for Mortgagee

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