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 PORT ESSINQTON LOYALIST.
Vol. 1,- No. 16.
PORT ESSINOTON, B. C, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909.
Subscription $3 Per Year
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FIRE DESTROYS THE VENTURE.
The steamer Venture, the steady
old boat so familiar to the traveling
public of the north, and a vessel
well adapted for this trade, made
her final landing when she tied up
at the Inverness cannery last Sunday night. She had just arrived
from the Naas river, where she had
taken on board considerable canned
Balmon, and called at the Inverness for the purpose of completing her load. About 3 o'clock Monday morning, when all hands were
busy with the freight, fire suddenly
broke out in the after part of the
vessel, and before any attempt
could be made to extinguish
it, the greater part of the ship was
in flames. She burned like matchwood. Seeing that there was no
possible hope for her, she was cut
loose from the dock in order to
save the Inverness property. The
tide was on the flood, arid this of
course brought her up the slough
to within a short distance of the
Dominion cannery; she grounded
on the shores of Smith Island. The
burning vessel presented an awful
scene. Eye-witnesses state that
the vessel was a seething mass of
flame from stem to stern and that
it was hard to distinguish the boat
at all. In Port Essington, 12 miles
away the blaze could be seen quite
plainly, the reflection from which
lit up the Skeena river to within
half a mile of the town. She
burned clear down to the water
and of course filled up with the incoming tide. She now lays as
complete a wreck as it is possible
to make with fire, and what is left
of her is useless, 'tas her back is
broken.
The Venture had more than her
share of hard luck on her trip up the
coast. In the vicinity of Bella
Bella she lost a propeller and had
to be beached. This necessitated a
long delay, and the weather conditions were anything but good.
But when she got fixed she sailed
Hght along and came through the
ice to Port Essington at a time
When other vessels refused to do
BO. She came With an ice floe, and
the last view the people of Essington ever again had of the steamer
Venture was when she floated out
again in another field of ice, bound
for the north.
The steamer Venture was a
handy little boat, and, like the ill-
fated Boscowitz, a popular vessel
With the public, not account of her
Speed or smart appearance���for
She was lacking in both���but to the
manner in which the officers tried
to make travelers feel at home on
their vessel, She commanded a
fair share of the northern trade,
and as a freight carrier, was as good
as the best of them. It is to be
hoped the Boscowitz Steamship Co.
will at once place another vessel
on the same route.
The steamer PrinceBS Beatrice,
on her last down trip, called in at
InverneBB and took home the crew
of the burned steamer.
OUR POLICE COURT.
H. Sawyer was taken into custody last Saturday for using bad
language, and ultimately reached
Prince Rupert for trial, where he
was awarded two months' imprisonment for the offence. It is about
time that EsBington should be in
a position to deal with criminal
charges without having to send
prisoners over to Rupert for trial.
The police force is adequate, but
when a cop has a case for trial he
has no court to take his prisoner
before. One J. P. is not sufficient
to deal with infractions of the law
liable to occur at any time. His
judicial powers, we believe, are
limited to a $25 fine. Then again,
a man may be arrested on some
charge of which he ultimately
proves hiB complete innocence. If
there was, at the time of his arrest,
sufficient magisterial jurisdiction
to try the case, he would not have
had to undergo the ignominy of a
trip to an adjoining town under
the guidance of a police officer,
in order to obtain his liberty. In
a town like Port Essington, with a
well-appointed police force, good
jail, and everything else in judicial
ship-shape, there should be some
dignitary to whom tho policeman
can introduce his prisoner when he
happens to capture one, and not
have to lock him up in gaol until
Skeena river ice and other weather
conditions will permit of an expedition to Prince Rupert in order to
find out whether he is guilty or not.
There is something lacking, and
which puts us very much in mind
of the very early dayB of British Columbia, when, on a festal occasion,
there was a great assemblage of the
people of Westminster. One of
the onlookers was a stately Indian,
arrayed in an old style Hudson's
Bay plug hat; that is about all he
had on, but he judiciously took
in the situation from behind a
stump. So it is with the judicatory
apparel of Port Essington���very
scant indeed. The whole thing
is a farce. We have a good police
force but we have no court, and it
seems to us that one is essential to
the other. A prisoner is always
entitled to fair treatment, and it is
not fair treatment to lock a man up
and let him run chances on getting
an immediate trial���which is certainly the case at present, We
hope this much-talked of affair will
receive the attention of the government, All other districts in this
province receive full magisterial
attention���why not Essington?
BRIDGE TOURNAMENT,
Since iast reported, there have
been foUr feets played ih tbe Port
Es'Singtoh bridge tournament. Tin-
games were well Cdntested, the
details of which we should have
had in print, but unforseen difficulties combined with some lethargy
on our part, have prevented us
do��g m. ih him, the fesult of
eft'lh contest will be recorded ill
HARD NAVIGATION.
EARLY DAYS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.
In the Omineca Herald a series
of letters aro now being published
relating to tho early days of British Columbia, by C. F. Morison.
We happen to be a member of the
old tribe ourselves, and must compliment the writer for tho lucid
and accurate description of early
incidents participated in by a class
of men, almost all (lead and gone,
but whose characteristics and good
work are still fresh in the minds
of a few. This man Morison evidently kept a diary, and an accurate one at that. His description
of incidents on tho famous Cariboo
wagon road is accurate, and the
passage through Hell's Gate, which
he so well describes, was only accomplished by the old timers, many
of whom were lost. Not since 1867
has the attempt to run the canyon
been successfully made, in comparison to which the Skeena canyon is
hut a mill-pond. But in those
days a man was sometimes compelled to take desperate chances,
Mr. Morison seems to bo well posted
on the difficulties encountered by
the old boys near the foot of Jackass Mountain. It was over this
hill that Sam McDonald used to
punch 18 yoko of oxen in one
string, whilo behind them was a
train of "schoonors" loaded with
50,000 pounds of freight!
In speaking of British Columbians, Mr. Morison cites men whose
namcB will bo honored for many
years to come, and, with the exception of Bishop Sheepshanks, all
gone over tho divide.
Now that Mr. Morison is in a
reminiscent mood, and probably
thinking of the good old days gone
by, will he kindly enlighten the
Herald's readers, and ours, too,
in the incidents leading up to tho
Hill's Bar "war," and what became
of "Bloody Edwards" and his gang.
This occurred in the early '60's, at
about the same dates that Mr.Mori-
son refers to in his second article
in the Herald. So far, all that he
has written is absolutely true, and
a description of Hill's Bar by a
man of his stamp will not only be
of interest to the old-timer, but
more so to the chechaco. Unfortunately there ie no authentic history of this province, and it is only
to the gray-haired men thai we
look for information relating to
"the days of old and the days of
gold,"
During the recent cold Weather
it has been a common sight to see
small boats hemmed in by ice floes
while crossing the river, and there
has been several narrow escapes
from being carried outside the
river, On Tuesday last the tug
Topaz picked up a man who had
been eight hours in his skiff trying
to cfdss the river. He Was drifting
about in a field of ice, On Wednesday mornifig a party of men
Started from the vicinity of Aber'
deeh td reach Essington, and it
w&t six in the evening before they
arrived at the hotel, They had
got mixed up with the ice at the
mouth of the Ocstall tiVer and experienced a Very  interesting time.
A DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
. Old-time fishermen are now predicting lots of salmon this summer,
and they base their reasons on the
heavy snow-fall. In explanation
one old chap pointed out that the
snow will cause the Skeena waters
to be very muddy during fishing
season, and, as a consequence, the
fish cannot see the nets. Good
and plausible reason. But the
other day we got into conversation
with a native gentleman who, from
general appearance and certain
other indications must have, during
the course of his lifetime, consumed many sockeyes. We related
the fish story that the "cultus"
man told us, when he immediately
classed him as a first-class Spoke-
shoot liar. And this is what he
added: "Hiyou pish yakp chako,
insika iskum hiyou. Halo hiyou
chako, wake-ka-ta insika iskum,"
A good fish diet will probably enable some of our readers to translate the foregoing classic language,
and we have an idea that the
Indian is right.
Local News.
ner;
It is said that a change has takeh
place in the commattdership of the
tUfl N^iiVB.
PERSONAL MENTION.
C. P. Lallemand is on a business
trip to Victoria,
F. W. Johnston, of Balmoral, has
taken a trip south,
Mrs, G, J. FrlsBellhas gone south
on a business trip.
C, A, Crosbie and wife vere passengers on the Beatrice for Vancouver.
W. Langi representing Turner,
Beeton & Coi( Victoria, is ih town.
He arrived on the Camosun.
Percy Lord passed through Essington the other day on his way to
Naas river.
Mrs, E, Loi'enz and family left
for Metlakatla on the Venture last
Friday,
Mrs. E, Rousseaui of Balmoral)
returned from the south on the last
trip of the Venture.
. Mr, W. A. Wadbams arrived oh
the steamer Princess May yester^
day uiorniut.
Tho str. Princess May came in
yesterday morning.
Nows has just reached here of
the death of Alex. Oakes at Hazle-
ton.   Ho died on 21st inst.
The lauch Strongheart came in
Wednesday night, from Telegraph
Point with a full load of passengers.
Jack Mcintosh, the genial bookkeeper at Morrow & Frizzell's, ie
on a holiday trip.
Eight feet of snow at Kitsum-
calum, six feet at Telegraph Point,
and  five  feet at  Port Essington.
The Rupert City arrived from
Vancouver on Thursday with a
number of passengers.
0. A. Ragstad wishes to extend
his thanks to all who gave him
such valuable assistance at the
recent fire.
Geo. Deunstedt and wife arrived
by the Camosun on Sunday, after
spending several months in Vancouver.
Louis Haptonstall returned from
Port Simpson the other day. While
away he made a trip to the Queen
Charlotte Islands.
The news of Hector McKenzie's
death was received with great Borrow by his many friends in Vancouver.
The launch Strongheart is once
more in commission on the Skeena,
which fact is much appreciated by
the railroad man.
The Royal Bank of Canada is
now doing business in the old B. A.
office, which has been suitably
fitted up for the purpose,
A nice supply of halibut and
codfish was brought to town this
week from the vicinity of Chatham
Sound. The fiBh were in fine con'
dition.
They are having much trouble
with their water system at Prince
Rupert, and are at present trying
to sink the water mains deeper. Wc
are not much better off ourselves.
A fatal accident occurred near
Telegraph Point about a week ago.
A railroad workman, whose name
we haVe been unable to ascertain,
was killed by a showslide, his tent
being located in  a dangerous Bpot
near the foot of a mountain. The
body was taken over to Prince
Rupert a few days ago on the
launch Elk.
The steamer Princess Ena, lately
on the northern run, has been
chartered by the Pacific Whaling
Go. to carry fertilizer from the
Sechart station to San Pedro, Cal.
The steamer Topaz is now under
charter to Welch, Foley & Stewart
to supply provisions, etc., to the
various railroad camps along the
lower Skeena.
R. G. Cunningham is on a holiday trip to Mexico. If George
goes aB far as the White City we
may expect some "tall" yarns upon
his return.
The steamer Princess Beatrice
arrived from the Queen Charlotte
Islands on Monday afternoon. This
was the Beatrice's first trip here
this year. They reported 3^ feet
of snow at Skidegate.
Old Ben Schultz is now comfortably located in a home of own,
for which he wishes to thank those
who have been so kind to him. He
is still very lame, but hopes to
ultimately recover the use of his
leg.
0. A. Ragstad, the watchmaker,
is at present located in the building adjoining McArthur's Emporium, where he will carry on business until a more suitable building
is erected near his old stand,
From a reliable source we learn
that the Caledonia Hotel will be ro-
built just as soon as tho weather
conditions will permit, and that the
building will be more extensive than
the one recently destroyed by fire.
Willie McDonell, who has been
seriously ill for the past ten days,
left tor Victoria on the last trip of
the Camosun. It was fortunate for
him in his weak Btate, that he has
a good Bister, as the trip down was
a very rough one.
The EBsington dining room now
presents a handsome appearance,
and George feels quite proud of his
establishment. Messrs. Wyatt and
Barclay are responsible for the
decorations. Everything is attractive���all except the night manager.
WHAT HE;;SAID.
An Arkansas editor attended
church recently and was called
upon to lead in prayer. The response was as follows:
"Almighty and kind Father,who
dost from the throne look down on
the government of men and delinquent subscribers, most humbly do
we beseech Thee to draw near unto
them and whisper a few things in
their ears that the statutes forbid
us to print, Thou knowest our
wants but the subscriber knowest
not, and seldom stops to inquire,
Let it be known to them there are
large patches on the homestead of
our pants and that there is an
aching void in the front of our
back and that we hunger and thirst
and he asks Us not to sup with him.
Thou knowest that our print paper
and ink costs money, but the subscriber knoweth it not and careth a
daril sight less. Thou knoweth
that we are cold and the subscriber
bringeth not the wood that he promised, and wo are shivering and
shaking while he roasteth bis shins
before a red hot stove. Tell him
all these things, and if he failcth
and bringeth no succor, banish him
to the lower regions to dwell forever
among the mossbacks, and thine
shall be the glory and praise
throughout our newspaper weer,
Ann:"," THE   LOYALIST
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OBITUARY,
It is with  deep regret that we
record the   death of Hector Mc-
Kenzie, who   passed   away   at 9
on Sunday morning, 17th inst., in
spite of all that medical skill could
do.    He was born at Kincardine,
Bruce County, Ontario, and came
to British Columbia with the others
of the family, in 1884, at the age
of 16 years.   His father took up a
ranch at Alberni on the west coast
of Vancouver Island, on which the
brothers still reside, but Hector had
a taste for commercial life and held
various positions of trust in Victoria before coming north in 1891.
He spent five seasons at Balmoral
cannery, one at Federation cannery
on the Naas river, 2 years at Inverness, six months with R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd., and three years
with the A. B.  C, Packing Co. at
their B. A. cannery at this point
before entering into partnership, in
1907, with Samuel Jackson, under
name of McKenzie & Jackson, conducting a general retail store, which
was wiped out by the recent fire.
His genial personality   and good
taste and judgment in buying werej
thtecbrhrh'ercial assets that won for'
him   the patronage of his many
customers, and built up the handsome business he was enjoying in
Bitch a short space of time.   He
was the mainstay of the local gun
club, in which he took an  active
interest. His remains were shipped
on Princess May on Thursday morning, to Victoria, and from thence
to Alberni for interment, accompanied by Mrs. McKenzie and son,
and his brother Simon.   He leaves
a wife and young son, stepmother,
three sisters and four brothers to
mourn his loss, to whom the Loyalist extends its sincerest 'sympathy
in their sad bereavement.
UNO PURCHASE NOTICES.
Skeena ls.ni] District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Elizabeth Pordon Mac-
Donald, of 551 Wellington street, Toronto, occupation spinster, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands;
Commencing at a post planted on the north
corner of Prescott Island, opposite small island,
and marked Elizabeth Gordon Macdonald's
N.W. corner; thence east along beach 80 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thencejwest 80 chains;
thence north 40 chains to beach, and following
beach to point of commencement, containing
320 acres more or less.
ELIZABETH GORDON MacDONALD.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec 12,1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Isabella Simpson, of
Toronto, Ontario, occupation spinster, intend'
to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the northwest tide of I'rescott Island, on channel between Stephen and Prescott Islands, and
marked Isabella Simpson's N.W. corner; :hence
east 80 chains; thenee south 20 chains; thence
west 80 chalna to beach; thence following
beach to point of commencement, containing
160 acres more or less.
ISABELLA SIMPSON.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 12,1908.
CHURCH SERVICES.
Methodist Church.��� Rev. B. 01
Freeman, pastor. Morning service
11 a. m. Sunday school 2 p. m.
Evening sermon, 7:30.
St. John's Church���-Rev. W. F.
Rushbrook, rector. Morning service, 11 o'clock, Sunday school 2
p. m.   Evening service 7 o'clock.
The regular Salvation Army serf
Vices'are held by Adj. Blackburni
LAND   PURCHASE   NOTICB.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAK��, NOTjCE that Bernard Leitch
Johnson, of Victoria, B, 0>, occupation, master mariner, ihtends to
apply for permission to purchase
the ���following described lands!   .
Commencing at a post planted
immediately north of the northwest corner of Jas. Watts' purchase;
thence east 40 chains; thence north
to shore line; thence along shore
���line to point of commencement,
and containing about 80 acres.
Bernard Leitch Johnson,
Dated Dec. 9, 1908. Locator
LAND  NOTICE,
QUtSsli CharlotteIsland Land District.
COASf DIStRICT.
TAKE NOTICE that Harold A.
Roundj of Vancouver, Occupation
letter carrier, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described lands situate oh Lena
Island, Queen Charlotte Islands.
Coast District, Commencing at a
post planted 20 chains east from
the north-east corner of Lot 19;
thence west 20 chains* thence south
80 chains; thence east 20 chains;
thence north 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 160
acres, more or less;
HaKOLD A: RdUND;
FREnRRicK Aj RotiKD) Agent.
Dated Nov. 6th) 1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that George D. Scott, of 85 St.
George street, Toronto,  Ontario;   occupation
gentleman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the north
end of William Island, on the north-west side
of Henry Island, and marked G. D. Scott's
initial post; thence running about 120 chains
south, taking In the whole island, and containing 640 acres more or less.
GEORGE D. SCOTT.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 12,1908.
Skeena Land District���Diatrlct of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James Musgrave, of
Toronto, Ontario, occupation physician, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands: |
Commencing) at a post planted on the west
side of Prescott Island) on channel between
Stephen and Prescott Islands, and marked,
lames Musgrave'a'N. W. corner; thence east
80 chains;thence south SO chains; thence west
chains to beach) thence following beach to
point of commencement, and containing 640
acres more or less,
JAMES MUSGRAVE.
W.W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 12,1908. ,
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Cecil J. Paynter, o!Torr
unto, Ontario, occupation departmental mam
ager, Intends to apply lor permission to purchase the following described lands;
Commencing; at ;a post planted at head of
bay at south end of Prescott Island and marked C. J. Paynter'a. N. E, corner; thence west
J bout 20 chains to beach; thence following
beach around southern end of promonotory
around buy to point of commencement, and
containing 160 acres' more or less,
CECIL J. PAYNTER.
. W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 12, 1908,
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Henry ��, Phillips, of
Vancouver, occupation accountant, intends tb
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands;
Commencing at a post planted at the north
end of an island off Stephen Island in channel
between Prescott and Stephen Islands, and
marked Hi N. Phillips' Initial post; thence
running south about 90 chains, taking i'n the
whole island. a    ���
HENRY. N. PHILLIPS.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dee. 12, 1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Joseph Jardine, of Vancouver, B. Ci, occupation engineer, intends to
ttpply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the north
,ideoi,Stephen Island, about 80 chains west
rota WM, Bfliee's N. E. corner,' alio1 marked
loseph Jafdlne's N. E. corner; thence south 80
���hainsl thence west to beach; thence following
beach to point of.commencement, and containing about HO acres more or less.
JOSEPH JARDINE.    !
W. W. CLARKE, Agen^
Dated Dec. 14, 1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
' TAKE NOTICE that George E. Parry, of Van
enliven B. (\i occupation hotel-keeper, intends
to appl}' (of permission to purchase the following described lands;
Commencing at a post planted on the ilorth
side of an Island In the t'liiinliel running between PreBCott rtntl Stephen Irtllfndsi&nd marked George Ei Parry's; initial po��t| thchce running south about *��� chainSi taking in the
whole islalidi atld eontuinlhg 160acres more or
GEORGE E, PARRY.   |
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 14, 1908.
LAND PURCHASE NOTICES.
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POR SALE*
A complete set ff Dufiarry-^20
Volumes���new and ur>cut. For paf*
IWilm apply a i      This Offkb.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Charlotte Glenn, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation housewife, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of Stephen Island, about 60 chains west of
W. P. Snee's N. E. corner, and marked Charlotte Glenn's N, W. corner; thence south 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence north to'
beach and following beach around bay to point
of commencement, and continuing 320 acres
acres more or less.
CHARLOTTE GLENN.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 14, 1908.
Skectta Land District-District of Coast.
TAKE 'NOTICE that William D. Earhgey, of
Toronto; OBtafit), occUJiatidn barrlster-at-law,
Intends to apply" tot permission til purchase
the folldWingdescribed lands I
Commencing at a poflt planted at head of
bay on south end of Ffescott Island and marked W. D. EarHgey'sS. ft. coriier; thence west
about 20 chains' th beachi thenee north 80
chains; thehecenst 2b chains; tlicnee south 80
Chains to plilntof commencemehti and containing 160 acre's mdr'e or less.
WILLIAM D. KARNGEYi
W. W. CLARKE, Agent.
Dated Dec. 12, 1908.
Skeena Land District���Dtstrict of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas E. Washington,
of Bay street, Toronto, Ontario, occupation
real estate agent, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands;
Commencing at a post planted at the north
side of Stephen Island, about 20 chains west of
J. D. Toomey's N. K. corner, and marked T. E.
Washington's N. E. corner; thence south 80
chains; thence west 20chains; thence north to
beach; thence following beach to point of commencement, and containing 160 acres more or
less. ,
THOMAS E. WASHINGTON.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 14, 11)08.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that James W. Graham, of St.
Mary's, Ontario, occupation barrlster-at-law,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands;
Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of Prescott Island, and marked J. W. Graham's N. VV, corner; thence south 80 ehnins;
thence east 80 chains; thence north to beach;
thence following beach to point of commencement, and containing 640 acres more or less.
JAMES W.GRAHAM.
W. W. Clalke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 14,1908.
LAND PURCHASE NOTICES.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Samuel B. Jameson, of
Regina, Saskatchewan, occupation Customs
Collector, intends to ipp\y for permission te
purchase the following described lands;
Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of Prescott Island, at head of small bay,
and marked S. B, Jamesons' N. W. corner j
thence south 80 chains; thence east 40 chains;
thence north to beach; thence following beach
to point of commencement, and containing 840
acres more or less.
SAMUEL B. JAMESON.
���   W. W. Clarkk, Ageni.
Dated Dec. 14,1908.
flff!
j Skeena Land. District���District of Coast.
{TAKE NOTICE that Elisabeth Scott, of 86 St.
George street, Toronto, Ontario, occupation
spinster, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described lands!
Commencing at a post planted on the north
side of Pre*c6tt Island, opposite corner of small
island, and marked Elisabeth Scott's N. W.
comer; thence south 80 chaihs | thence east 40
chains; thence north to beach; thenee fqllowing beaeh around bay to point of commencement, and containing B20 acres more or less.
ELIZABETH SCOTT.
W. W. Clarke, Agent,
Bated Dec. 14,1908.
Skeeba Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Albert Jameson, of St.
Mary's, Ontario, occupation student, Intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands I
Commencing at a post planted on the cast
side of Stephen Island, on channel between
Prescott and Stephen Islands, and marked
Albert Jameson's S. B, corner | thence west 80
chains; then0e|north 20 chains; thence eusl8t)
chains to beaeh I thence following beach to
point of commencement! and containing 161
acres more of less.
ALBERT J AMESON.
W,;W.0larKE, Agent,
Dated Dec. 14,1908.
Skeena Land District'-'Dlstrict of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Louise Scott, of Toronto],
Ontario, occupation spinster. Intends to appl;'
for permission to purchase the following dc -
scribed lands:
Commencing at a post planted oh the north
west side of Prescdtt Island, on channel br
tweenStephen and Prescott Islands, and marked Louise Scott's Ni W. corner; thence east 80
chains; thence south lOchains; thence west 80
chain*, to beach | thence fbllftwing beach to
point of commencement, and 329 acreB more
or less.
LOUISE SCOTT.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. 14.1908.
Skeena Land District!--District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles A. Bender, of
Toronto, Ontario, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described
lands!
Commencing Ht a post planted on the cast
side of Stephen Island dn the channel between
Prescott and Stephen Islands, And marked
CharlesJAi Bender's S, E. corner; thence west
80 chains; thence north 20 chains; thence east
80 chains to beach | therteC following beach to
point Of commencement, and   containing 160
acres mdre df less, ...
CHARLES A, BENDER.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Dec. U, 1908.
Skeeiia Land District���District df Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that chafies.!. Cufrlc, of
Toronto,'OHt., occupation physician, intends
to apply fdr permission ttf fldfehase the following described ^ahds I
tjHitiihehcing at a jjdat planted dh tlife hdrth
sidfe of Prescdtt island, marked C i. JUfHe's N.
W. cdfrler; the'rice south *)chains! thence cast
4(Jchains! thence1 nortli to BSadh; thfihCS fol-
iriwinp beaCh id p'riitit o/ cdrhmehre'inent, add
Miltainiiig 320 acres iflOrS Or leas.
CHARLES J. CURRlE;
(t,M-9*H.'ita:       WW*******
SkcchaLand District='-Distrlct of Coast.
TAKE NOf ICE that Ralph Selby Coxon] of
Vancouver, B. tji, occupation merchant, intends td apply for permissldn io purchase the
following described lands!
Commencing at a post planted oH the west
side of small island at the moUfh of channel
running between Prescott add Stephen Islands
andmafkert Ralph Selby CO*on's initial post;
thenee ftlhning east about St) chains, taking in
the whole island and containing 200 acres more
or less,
RALPH SELBY COXON.
W. W. Clarke, Agent.
Dated Wee. 12, lStK
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTiCE that George Arthur Godfrey,
of 4 and 5, West Smithfleld, London, England,
occupation solicitor, intends to apply for permission io purchase the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted about thirty
yards east of the mouth of Naas Harbor Creek,
Naas Harbor! thenee south 20 chains; thenee
east 20chains; thenee north 20 chains; thenee
west 20 chains to point of commencement and
containing about forty acres.
GEORGE ARTHUR GODFREY, '
H. M. Bennett, Agent.
Dated Nov. 11,1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that. Wilfred Henry Godfrey,
of 4.t 6 West Smithfleld London,England, occupation solicitor, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands i
Commencing at a post planted one hundred
yards north of an unnamed creek on the eastern side of Massett Inlet, about five miles from
the village of Massett; thenee east 20 chains;
thence south 20 chains I thenee west to the
coast, and containing about 40 acres.
'   WILFRED HENRY GODFREY.
H. M. Bennett, Agent.
Dated Nov. 6, 1908.
Skeena Lund District���District of CoaBt.
TAKE NOTICE that Louis Ritterbrandt. of
11 Angel Court, in the City of London, England,
occupation gentleman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted 360 yards
from the point on the east of the entrance of
Naden Harbor on the north coast of Graham
Island; thence east fivo chains; thence nor*h
to the coast: thenee following the said coast to
the point of commencement and containing
about 40 acres.
LOUIS RITTERBRANDT.
H. M. Bennett, Agent.
Dated Nov. 4, 1908.
LAND LEASE NOTICES.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that George Arthur Godfrey,
of 4 and "), West Smithfleld, London, England,
occupation solicitor, Intends to apply for permission to lease the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about thirty
yards cast of the mouth of Naas Harbor Creek,
Naas Harbor; thence east along.the coast for a
distance of twenty chains and containing
about half an acre,
GEORGE ARTHUR GODFREY, I
H. W. Bennett, Agont.
Dnted Nov. 11,1908.
8keena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Wilfred Henry Godfrey,
of 4itf> Smithfleld London, England, occupation
solicitor, intends to apply for permission to
lease the following described land:
Commencing at a, post planted about one
hundred yards north of an unnamed creek on
the eastern side of Massett Inlet, about live
miles from the village of Masscttl thence
along the coast in a southerly' direction for a
distance of 20 chains,
WILFRED HENRY GODFREY.
H. M. Bennett, Agent.
Dated Nov. B, 1908.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE NOTICE that Louis Hltterbrandt, of
11 Ahgel Conn, in the City of London, England,
occupation ��� gentleman, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described
land i
Commencing at a post planted about 860
yards from the point oh the cast of the entrance
of Naden Harbor on the north coast of Graham
IsUnd,. thence along the coast in a .'northerly
and uof th-westerly direction for a distance of
four hundred yards.
LOUIS RITTEr BRANDT.
H. M. Bknniut, Agent.
Dated Nov. 4, lftoB.
mm ""r,~T "tt���--
SkeetiH Lattd District���District of Coast.
TAtfE NOTICE that William Brilec, of Vancouver, B. C.| declination gentleman, intends
to apply lor permission to purchase the following described lands!
Commencing at a pdst plAnti'd dn the north
side pi Stephen Island, about 20 Chains ylett
of T. Ei Washington's N. E: corner, arid marked
WlHIani Bruce'* N. E< Corner; thence South 80
chains; thence .West Sp Chains; thchce' nofth to
beaeli; thence following beach to point of corii-
mencoiheht, and containing 640 acres more or
less.'
WILLIAM BRUCE,
,     ,      . W. W. Clarke. Agent.
����M4 BM Hi M*l
 JAMES .DUN8MUIR,
LiSutenaSt-GOVernoB.
CANADA i
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
EDWARD Ttti! SEVENTH, by theOraceof God,
of the United  Kingdom of Great Britain
and Ireland, ahd of the British Demlnions
'   beyond the Seas King, Defender of the
Faith, Emperor of India,
TO ALL TO WHOM tHESE PHE8BNT8 SHALL COKE.���
GREETING,
A PROCLAMATION,
W. J. BowsERi | W/HEREA8 by section
Attorney-General.! ~Y 6, of the "Game
Protection Act, 1898, Amendment.Act, 1904,!' as
re-enaeted by section 19, of the "Game Protection Act, 1898, Amendment Act, 1906," it is enacted that it shall Be laWfulforthe Lieutenant-
Governor in Council, by Proclamation in two
successive issues oi the British Columbia Gas-
ctte, to declare a close season for th* animals
mentioned in Schedule B to the "Game Protection Act, 1898," or atjy amendment thereof,
In anv portion Of the Province which may bo
defined by such Proclataafidni arid for any
period of tliriel and .
Whereas Out said LieUtenant'Oovefnof, by
and with the advice of his Executive Council,
has been pleased to direct. By aft Otter in
Council In that behjilf, a close season tor Caribou on Gfaham Island, Moresby Island, ��nd
the other Islands forming the group kndwn as
the QueCn Charlotte Islands I
Now Know Ye, tkbrbforB, that in pursuance
thereof. We do hereby prohibit the  hunting,
killing Or taking of Caribou on Graham Island,
Moresby Island, or   any of the other Islands
forming the group known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, from the date hereof until otherwise ordered.       ,. .   ;    '    " '
In Testimony WUer^of,   We  have   caused
these OUf Letters to be made Patent, and
the Great Seal of the said   Province to be
hereunto affixed i
Witnkssi His Honour" James Dl'NsMt'iR, Lieu-
tenaht-Governqr of Our said Province  of
British Columbia, In our City of Victoria,
irt Our said Province, this fifteenth day of
December, in  )ne year df  Our Lord one
trioMlsand nine hundred add bight, arid the
eighth year of Ouf Reign,
By Command, .       ...
' HENRY ESS5X YOUNG,
Provincial Secretary.
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CASCADE LAUNDRY.
Laundry for the Cascade, Vancouver, will be sent down on each
trip of the str. Rupert, Thursdays,
and will leave Vancouver on the
following Thursday by the Camosun. A^ Lang, Apent.
Mrs. S. Frizzell,
IMPORTER AND.TiEAI.ER IN
MHA.INBRY, DRY GOODS
AND NOTIONS.
Ladies' & Gentlemen's
Furnishings.
CLOTHING MADE TO ORDER.
Dnfferin St. Port Essington.
DR. A.  M. LOWE,
DENTIST.
Painless Extraction.     Crown and
Bridge work a specialty.
PORT ESSINGTON, B. C:
HOTEL PREMIER.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. G.
European and American Plan
RATES $1.00 TO $3.00.
NO EXTRA CHAROE POR HOT BATHS.
ELECTRIC LIGHTED.
Hot and cold running water on
every floor.
E. B. EDWARDS,
Contractor and Builder,
OFFICE AND STORE WORK
A SPECIALTY.
0
Dufferin Street, oppoiitc Morrow A Prluell.
GEORGE H.  WYATT,
DEALER IN
WALL PAPER!
PAINTS, Ac.
Dufferin Street, -   Port Essington
MORROW & FRIZZELL,
Port Essington, B. C.
BUTCHERS!
-AND-
PROVISION DEALERS.
Vegetables, Green Groceries, Fruits,
LARGE! STOCK OF MEATS
ALWAYS ON' HAND.
We ttisO make a specialty oi
handling ahd forwarding freight
from our large new Warehouse to
all points.
DR\ QUIN'LAN,
The Ploheef Dentist,
A   AVENUE,
PRINCE BUPEBTj   Bi  6i
Valpy & Flewin,
PORT ESSINGTON;
CONTRACTORS
BUILDERS
ANfc
GENERAL   0BBER9
House, Store and Office V ork  ���
A Specialty.     I
ItiN THE   LOYALIST
PORT ESSINGTON LOYALIST.
ADVERTISING RATES:
Coal Prospecting- and Timber Notices, SO
days   n oo
Land Notices, 80 days    7 00
Certificate of Improvement Notices, 60
days  7 00
All Timber and Land Notices must be accompanied by check; otherwise they
will remain unpublished.
Foreign subscription price per year  8 00
R. A, Hume, Editor and Manager.
McArthur's Emporium
Next door to the Essington Hotel.
GENTS' FURNISHINGS
A SPECIALTY.
The earthquake was quite heavily
felt in Vancouver, many walls and
buildings being cracked, while in
Victoria the shock was more heavily
felt, the walls of the Empress Hotel
being cracked in several places.
Penman's Underwear,
Oiled Clothing,
Leckie's Boots.
L. J. McARTHUR, Prop.
It has been suggested by a Vancouver paper that William Sloan
be rewarded for his Christian act of
resignation, by a knighthood. We
hardly think that this would be a
remunerative compensation. It is
a pity that there are no postmaster-
ships vacant.
W. G. C0NN0N,
DEALER IN
 ��� �� ��
The town of Jedway, on Moresby
Island, is evidently in sight of a
real estate and mining boom. A
speculator paid over, last week,
$22,000 in cash for some water lots
and a couple of mining claims,
while canneries are now being built
within a couple of miles of the
town. There is great activity on
the Queen Charlotte Islands.
Cigars, Tobacco,
Soft Drinks, &c.
POOL ROOMS ATTACHED.
Graphones and Records
FOR SALE.
Cor. Hazleton and Dufferin  Sts.,
Port Essington.
It is a significant fact that the
Puget Sound canners request a
weekly closed season for gill nets
only. There are hardly any gill
nets used on the Sound, and traps,
purse-seines, etc., can fish week in
and week out without any close
season. How long are Skeena river
fish to be canned by Puget Sound
canneries ?
������ ��� ��
The Guggenheims are about Io
rush through 50 miles of railway
in the vicinity of their Copper river
mines, the work to be completed by
June 1, thus giving employment to
about 8,500 men. Twelve million
dollars have been pledged by the
Morgan and Guggenheim interests
to extend the line from its present
terminus at the end of Abercrom-
bie rapids, 54 miles from Cordova,
to the Bonanza mine.
H, J. STAUDTE.
ESSINGTON HOTEL.
BARBERSHOP OF THEgFIRST CUSS
MADE TO
MEASUREMENT
CLOTHING!
TOP-COATS.
RAIN-COATS.
SUITS.
THE CAMPBELL MANUFACTURING CO., OF MONTREAL MAKE A SPECIALTY OF FINE MADE-TO-
MEASUREMENT CLOTHING, AND THEY ARE
RECOGNIZED   AS   THE
LEADING HOUSE IN CANADA.
-FOR-
FIT. GUT. STYLE AND QUALITY.
THEY STAND ALONE.
agents:
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
PORT ESSINGTON AND HAZLETON, B. C.
The editor had insurance policies
on some property owned by him
previous to the recent fire. The
insurance company carrying these
risks has now cancelled the policies, and a fire insurance agent in
Vancouver, commenting on the
fact, Said that if fire insurance was
to be obtained in the future on
home and household effects in Port
Essington, a small fire engine and
an efficient fire brigade was an
absolute necessity. The efforts of
the committee appointed by the
citizens to organise such a brigade
taust not be allowed to Wane. It
is up not only to them, but to
everyone With the slightest interest
in the town, to use every endeavor
to provide efficient fire protection.
S. 8. RUPERT CITY
Leaves Pier 2 every Thursday for
VANCOUVER
FIRST-CLASS  $12 00
SECOND-CLASS      8 00
)ECK PASSAGE      6 00
Tickets for sale at Ragstadt's
Jewlry Store. Tickets must be pur
chased before boarding steamer.
Hicks 4 Lovic Piano Co,, Ltd.
1204  Douglas  Street,
VICTORIA, B. C.
Victor Talking Machines,
Pianos and Organs.
WILLIAM E. BURRITT,
Barrister, Solicitor. Notary Public.
Prince rupebt, b. 0.
Launch " STRONGHEART"
Leaves Cunningham's, Wharf every
dnyfof following Railroad Camps:
Keith's,   McDonald's, Antonelli'sj
Shady's,   Smith Bros., Dan
Stewart's, Ang. Stewart's,
and McLeod's.
MoKENZIE A JACKSON, Agents,
fort .::-ln(tba, B. C,
It is with great regret we learn
from the Empire that Prince Rupert is in such a dCplofable condition. We were always Under the
impression that Port Essington was
the wicked town of the North, but
when a responsible paper like the
Empire, in speaking of drunkenness in Rupert* refers to the fact
that men have been seen lying
drunk on the streets, it makes us
feel that Port Essington is not such
a bad place after all; A drunken
man lying oh the street is a Bight
that has yet to be Seen" in our town.
Port Essington' has two hotels with
bars, Prince Rupert has none, and
cases Of drunkenness Oh the streets
Of Essington afe Cdttspicubus' by
their" absence, the inference {is
thai prohibition is1 much wofse
than liwttse:
COME TO ESSINGTON I
The Center of Construction.
WE CAN FIND YOl EMPLOYMENT.
Canadian Pacific Employment Agency.
.. .^,...u..1<M.fatM.��^iir.iia...
Ocstall River Sawmill.
every Description (jf
LUMBER JpR SALE.
JAMfcs A. BROWN, Proprietor:
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Essington
Hotel
R. J. McDonell
Pfdprteter
I  ii   i mum
The leading hotel in northern British Co*
lumbia, elegantly equipped to m��et the re->
quirements of a fastidious pttblic, and commanding a superb vieW df the approadhihg
Steamers,
Hot and cold baths at all hottiS: Baggage
transferred from all Incoming attd td all
outgoing boatsi
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pm SALE,
A Cttttipiete set of DuBafrjr���20
Volumes���he"w ahd uncut. For par
ticntarMptti* at       Tfhis Office.
t '- m i'     -    -i- Vmmmi
-, i,n in' ii a iiijiitiiTifjsSSSSSSi!'
ASK POR
VICTORIA-PHCENIX
Lager!
AL'S QUICK. LUNCH!
Port Essington, B. C
Serves Best Meal in Town
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Try Our Coffee and Cakes
Everything NEAT.   Prompt Service.
THE IVY BARBER SHOP.
Dufferin St., Port Essington.
HOT AND COLD WATER
BATHS.
MRS. J. TEAFF, Proprietress.
SHELTON & HICKS.
BAKERY
AND
CONFECTIONERY.
Fruit and Vegetables.
A SPECIALTY
FANCY BUTTER and EGOS
George Hayes
Importer and Dealer in the
finest brands of
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobacco
COAST  PAPERS
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Pool Rooms & Barbershop
Attached.
Calumet Restaurant!
Center St.,
PRINCE   RUPERT.
FIRST-CLASS MEALS
AT ALL; HOURS.
Meals 25 cts.
SHORT ORDERS A SPECIALTY
Italian and French Management,
DePESBO & BEINA, Proprietor*.
Boscowitz Steamship Co. Ld
Operating Steamers
VENTURE
AND
VADSO,
fcETWEEN
Victoria* Vancouver and
Northern B. C. Ports,
WEEKLY.
J. BARNSLEY & CO., AGENTS',
Victoria, B. C.
',      i     i fi'r    <'   r -i"'   ���    I J       t l I n   H ' i    i if
r���.. 1   ..  .    .    .1. ...   ,.,,��,.*..
DR. A. M. LOWE,
DENTIST.
Painless Extraction.     Crown attd
Bridge work a specialty:
PORT K89INGT0N, ii   tjj
SSSBAISrsMr ':t*--ri.::r.r:fi/.-.TJ.l - lit.'.   I��� --�����. ;i THE    LOYALIST
OFF FOR THE INGENICA.
The first contingent this season
for the far-away placer fields of the
Ingenica district, left Port Essing-
Jton on Wednesday last. The party
is composed of Jim Bates, Dan and
Gus Olsen, and Geo. McDonell,
lately of the Essington Hotel.
Bates and Dan Olsen are pioneers
of the Ingenica district, so that Red
George will find himself in the
company of men who know every
turn in the trail, and who are,
withal, experienced miners. The
party will outfit for at least a year,
and their main source of supplies
will be the Sargent store, Hazleton
their first consignment consisting
of over a ton of grub and other
necessaries, which they will take in
with them by dog train.
As our readers will remember,
Messrs. Bates and Olsen came out
from the Ingenica country last
October, where they had been for a
year prospecting and shaft-sinking
on McConnell Creek. They had
attained a depth of 90 feet, and the
present expedition is now being
made for the purpose of resuming
that wofk, and, if possible, reach
bedrock before spring, a task in
which Bates seems to have every
confidence of success. The party
has the grit; we hope they will get
the gold. One thing is certain,
however; Red George's sunny locks
will help to dispel many a chill to
be encountered before reaching
their cabin on McConnell Creek.
The Ingenica Mining & Development Co. landed a party of men at
Kitamaat the other day, in charge
of Carl. Dunlevy, all bound for the
Ingenica, and it will be interesting
to note the progress made by these
two parties. We do not wish to
say anything to disparage the Kitamaat trail, which, some seasons, is
the best available route between
Hazleton and salt water; but this
winter is an exception. The Bates
party went up by boat to Telegraph Point, where a short distance
above they encountered ice thick
enough for horses to travel on,
thus giving them the river level
clear through to Hazleton, whereas
the Dunlevy party will have the
hardest kind of work over the Kitamaat trail. They will get there
right enough, only they have made
the first leg of their journey much
more difficult than' they would
have experienced had they come to
Essington.
From now on expeditions will
be starting for the interior of northern British Columbia, most of them
HARD TIMES AND BEAR STEAKS.
two    months  at
seems  to be the
miners, and for
least the Skeena
best route available.
With the Kitamaat party is Mr.
W. B. Ellis, one of the principal
men in the Ingenica Mining Co., a
practical man who seems to have
every faith in the country he
how heading for.
is
HAD A ROUGH TRIP.
The steamer Camosun experienced her worst trip across Queen
Charlotte Sound last week, on her
Way to Vancouver^ The wind increased to a hurricane as the glass
fell to 28:40, and was So strong
that twice the vessel was blown
clean out of her course and turned
half round. There was a very
heavy sea running and the boat
Was delayed, taking some six hours
to travel a distance which she
Usually makes in less than half
that time. It speaks most highly
of Capt. Saunders ahd his boat that
the Camosun was able to cross the
Sound without being obliged to run
back to Safety Cove and shelter
from the gale. The same storm
prevented the crack stcamei* Priii-
ittfSS Charlotte from making the ruh
UvwbiuM VU'UiiU und  VarteotfVej',
Lost in the Sooke hills, near
Vancouver, to which city he moved
from Tacoma, Lancelot B. Noel
spent two terrible weeks, according
to a letter from Mr. Noel to J.
Wendell Kinlock, clerk at the Tacoma hotel.
Mr. Noel received as a Christmas
gift a new rifle. Shortly afterward
he left home with his younger brother, and entered the Sooke hills in
search of large game.
After tramping several days the
brothers became lost, and and
wandered for about two weeks.
Only a small amount of provisions
had been taken as they expected
to remain away a week, and to depend for food on what they killed.
Because of a heavy fall of snow their
tracks were obliterated, as were the
tracks of game, and they went
without food for several days,when
they killed a small bird and ate it
raw. When almoBtin despair they
crossed the track of a bear and
killed the animal. This furnished
food for the night and stimulated
them to greater effort. The next
morning, after traveling several
miles, they found signs of an old
trail and followed it, coming upon
the deserted cabin in which they
had spent their first night after
leaving home.
DuWng the two weeks the young
men were without shelter rand practically without food. They spent
the nights in the forest, taking
turns at keeping huge fires going.
They estimate that' they walked
150 miles, ands all they have to
show for their two weeks' trip are
the bear's claws, one of which accompanied the letter. ��� Tacoma
Ledger.
The men referred to are relatives
of W. Noel, of this towflv., They
no doubt had a hard time of it, but
men capable of consuming a bear
in one night, as stated in the forcing paragraph, are certainly, cap-:
able of withstanding greater hardships than recorded in their favor.
They are evidently close relations
of Walter's, judging from their
appetites. Still, the bear may have
only been a medium-sized one.
WANTED A SQUARE DEAL.
Now that George Cunningham is
safely on his road to Mexico, is the
proper time to repeat one of his
true stories of early days in Port
Essington. In those days tliere
was a parson located here who was
very fond of duck-shooting, especially canvas-backs. At this season
of the year, when the birds arrive
exhausted by their long flight, they
bunch up in the river eddies and
are an easy mark for the hunter.
One Sunday the people were in
church and the parson in the pulpit, when the church door was cautiously opened and an Indian poked
his head in with a beckoning finger.
"Well, what is it?" asked the parson. "Ducks yaka chaco!" The
parson hurriedly shut up his sermon case. "Shut the door and
lock it," he cried to the clerk.
"Keep the people in church till
I've got my surplice off. Let's all
have a fair chance."
��
A NEW INDUSTRY.
ACCIDENT ON THE C. P. LINE.
A serious accident occurred on
the C. P. R. line between Yale and
Spuzzum, about 110 miles east of
Vancouver, when No. 97, composed
Of two locomotives and six passenger coaches ran into a snow-slide
and was hurled from the track at
what is regarded as the most dangerous point in the canyon of the
Eraser river. Two engineers were
killed, James Foster and Cliff Cars-
cadden, both residents of Vancouver, while 28 others were more or
less seriously injured. They were
all taken down to Vancouver for
medical treatment.
A COLOR SCHEME.
When the British association
visited Toronto about 18 years ago
they took a trip to Sudbury. Among
those who had the party in charge
were Mr. Aubrey White, deputy
commissioner of crown lands, and
Mr. Archibald Blue, then deputy
minister of agriculture for Ontario,
but now census commissioner. Just
before the train started, Mr. Blue
went to the car porter and said.
"If Mr. White or Mr, Brown [a
British Visitor] asks for Mr; Blue,
just tell them that he is in the for-
-wai'd car.'1
The mulatto grinned, ahd with a
knowing WPg of his head, said; "No,
ye don't; I'm on to it. My name's
Oreen."---Toronto Saturday Night.
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The steamer Lottie N. weht irito
dry^dock last week for geheral
������ejmll's,
The Indians on the Kitwangar
reserve, near Hazleton, are getting
quite up to-date in their "booze"
methods. Instead of going to the
inconvenience of hunting up a
cultus white man to buy them a
little refreshment at exorbitant
figures, they have conceived the
brilliant idea of manufacturing the
article themselves, thus ensuring a
cheap and steady supply at all
times. For this kind of enterprise
eighteen of them were on trial at
Hazleton the other day, pleaded
guilty aB the white man occasionally does, and handed over $27.50
each to help pay the policemen's
salary. These fines should, at any
rate, keep the force in tobacco for a
month.
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
SKWHRAGK WORKS AT PRINCE RUPERT.
Sealed Tenders, superscribed
"Tender for Sewerage Work, Prince
Rupert," will be received by the
Honourable the Minister of Public
Works up to and including Monday, the first day of February,1909,
for the construction and completion
of certain sewerage works at Prince
Rupert, to be completed by the
first day of May, 1909.
Plans, specifications, ,and forms
of contract and tender may be seen
by intending tenderers on and after
the 18th day of January, 1909, at
the ofiicc of the undersigned, Public Works Department, Victoria, B.
C.{ at the offices of the Government
Agent, and of Mr. James H. Bacca,
Harbour Engineer, Prince Rupert,
B. C; at the office of the Government Agent, New Westminster, B.
C; and at the office of Mr. R.J.
Skinner, Provincial Timber Inspector, Vancouver, B. C.
Each tender must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque or
certificate of deposit on a chartered
bank of Canada, made payable to
the Honourable the Minister of
Public Works, in the Bum of five
hundred dollars, which shall be
forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract and satisfactory bond whtn called upon to
do so. The cheques or certificates
of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers
will be returned to them upon the
execution of the contract.
An accepted bank cheque or guarantee bond in the sum of three
thousand dollars as security for the
faithful performance and completion of the work  will be required,
Tenders will not be considered
unless made out on the forms sup1-
plied, signed with the actual signature of the tenderer, accompanied
by the aboVe-merttioned cheque,
and enclosed in tho envelopes furnished,
The Minister of Public Works is
not bound to accept the lowest or
ahy tender,
F. C. GAMBLE,
Public Works Engiheer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria. B.C., JaV- 12, 1909.
The Right Place
o Buy Jewelry
DON'T BE BEHIND THE TIMES!
If your Watch does not keep you the correct time,
send it to us and have it made to do so, or let
us supply you with one that WILL. We carry a
COMPLETE LINE of up-to-date JEWELRY, from
Baby Pins to DIAMOND RINGS
Before Selecting a Suitable Gift be sure and
call and inspect our stock.
C. B. WARK. The Reliable Jeweler.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Queen's Hotel,
Port Essington, B. C.
MRS. S. KIRBY
Proprietress
The only First-Class Hotel north of Vancouver.
Cuisine can not be surpassed
anywhere in the north. .   .  .
Baggage transferred to and from hotel.
Sample rooms Hot and cold baths
Capital (paid up) $3,900,000.      Reserve fund, $4,390,000.
Total assets $46,000,000.
The Royal Bank of Canada
Head office: Montreal, Que.
pays particular attention to the accounts  of out-of-town
customers.
The  Savings Bank department offers great advantages  to
everyone.
Why run the risk of losing your money by fire  or  otherwise when you can leave it in the bank and have it safe.
One dollar opens an account.
We issue drafts and money orders payable in all parts of
the world.
Port Essington Branch, S. A. Morley, Manager
Hotel  Northern
Simpson, B. C.
Under new management. Thoroughly renovated.
E. W. RICHARDS
Late SS. Ctimosun.
E. EBY & COMPANY,
KITSUMKALUM, B. C.
General Dealers
A First-Class  HOTEL also
adjoins the premises.
A Good Point at which to Outfit for the Interior.
In traveling up the Skeena make this your
HEADQUARTERS.

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