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Array The   Prince   Rupert
A Newspaper for Northern British Columbia.
VOL. I,  NO. 1
Prince Rupert, B. O. July 1st, 1909.
FOREWORD.
With this issue The Prince Rupert makes its formal
salutation, soliciting your favor and seeking a permanent place
in your home and in your place of business. When it has
gained that, the ambition of the publishers will have been
realized, for public confidence is the greatest success any
paper can attain.
The Prince Rupert is issued from a new plant, tern-;
porarily located near the wharf in the building formerly
occupied by Messrs. L. Morrow Cb\ Co. and recently by
Messrs. Peck, Moore <3& Co. The plant is the best ever
brought into Northern British Columbia and is thoroughly
equipped to do all kinds of first-class job printing, as well as
issue the newspaper. The commercial work will be fostered
as an important part of the business.
As stated in our advance sheet this journal will be devoted to "boosting" Prince Rupert, giving publicity to the in-;
dustries, resources, development, and every day events, not
only of the town but of the whole north coast. We aim to
make it the brightest and newsiest weekly in the Province���
a paper which will be a credit to the town.
On public questions the paper will tak2 an independent
stand, announcing its position on the subjects as they arise
from time to time. As a general platform or local policy it
will contend for the development of Northern British Columbia, municipal ownership of public utilities, the incorporation
of Prince Rupert at the next session of the legislature with
the power to issue $1,000,000 worth of bonds for permanent
improvements; city permanent improvements to be made
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in Canada; exemption of taxes on improvements; absolute
prohibition of the sale of liquor until the incorporation of the
city and then a plebiscite on the liquor question; and any
other policy that is for the good of Prince Rupert.
As a matter of principal this paper will treat every" topic
and every" person with impartiality and without fear or
favor. When we " boost" (and we expect to do a lot of it)
we will endeavor to " bull" ihe market and " bear" the
dictionary". If we have occasion to "make a holler " it will
be with a big noise, but our readers may rest assured that
there will be no spleen, or personal abuse of any one at any
time.
The colums of the paper will be open to its readers to discuss public questions at any time whether the policy" advocated agrees with the editor's opinions or not. It is your
paper and we want you to read it.
These points are a brief synopsis of the publishers ideas of
how the paper will be conducted. Some of them are big
ideas but this is a big country" with big problems and big
men, and while we are cheering for Prince Rupert and the
northcoast we are going to make this a big paper.
THE PUBLISHER^
Burned by Acetylene.
Gordon Halcott, the government inspector of acetylene gas bouys, was
severely burned by an explosion of gas
which burst into his face at white heat,
while he was examining a bouy on
Thursday afternoon last. He was hurried to the Prince Rupert hospital where
he arrived at two o'clock on Friday
morning. His whole face was burned
black and at first it was feared his eyesight was gone, but now Dr. Eggert
holds out some hope for one eye. The
other will be totally blind. When seen
a few days later by a reporter Mr. Halcott was resting easily and suffered no
pain. A sailor named Dennis was also
severely burned about the face but is
recovering nicely.
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Once more Prince Rupert's post office
accomodation has been taxed and an additional 200 lock boxes were found nec-
cesary.    They were installed last week.
A New Barber Shop.
Mr. H. A. Levenhagen, who has been
manager for several years past of the
barber shop connected with the Butler
Hotel of Seattle, incidentally one of the
largest shops on the coast, has come to
Prince Rupert to open up an up-to-date
establishment. In conjunction with his
partner Mr. J. P. Barthelmy, Mr. Levenhagen is fitting up the building recently
used as a candy and confectionary store
just across the Rupert Road from the
G.T.P. Hotel, with two chairs. This is
to be a temporary arrangement until
later when a permanent location can be
secured up town. Like many others
this new firm has come to grow up with
the town.
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Go to the Panitorium, Rupert Road,
for reliable work; cleaning, pressing
and repairing.    Suits made to measure.
CANADIAN-MEXICAN (ITER THE TRADE
Advertising in England that Cargo   will
be Received for Direct Shipment from
United Kingdom I    Prince Rupert.
That the Can:"X- .i-Mexican line
which operates under iubsidy the steamers Georgia and Lor.r lale from Vancouver and Victoria t< Mexican points is
contemplating a bid i >r the Prince Rupert business is the : .formation received from London, . ngland, and Mr.
Waldron, a director of the company, is
now on his way to England to secure
two vessels to replace the Lonsdale ancl
Georgia.
This development of the Canadian-
Mexican line came as a surprise to
shipping men,- but" the communication
from London states that the line is advertising in Englanc' that it will receive
cargo to be shipped direct from London
to Prince Rupert via the Tehuantepec
route. There is no doubt that good
business can be secured by direct communication between the United Kingdom and Prince Rupert. Supplies from
the Old Country to the Northern terminus will be a considerable factor,
while steamers couid secure cargoes of
salmon on the northern rivers for transportation to London via Salina Cruz ancl
the Tehuantepec. before he left for
England Mr. Wakion stated that his
oB5%it'"*tfas to sei lire more modern
steamers, which, of course, will be under charter, and it i t presumed that the
Prince Rupert c;.ll vill not be inaugurated until these vi ?sels arrive on the
coast. The stef,m> rs will continue to
sprvjp the fnl! Ii. ^ .wlexican ports, will
put into Vancouver, and then proceed
to Prince Rupert.
A Sad Fatality.
"Rocked in the cradle of the deep,
let me sleep when I die." This was
the pathetic finish to a brief but noble
career. Up Firtt avenue from his late
abode down Centre street to the wharf
the sad cortege passed. A four-in-hand
a fitting tribute to their departed
brother, pulled acommon, ordinary "go-
devil" on which rested the remains of
the deceased. The chief mourner was
Frank Flannigan, assisted (at a distance) by Mr. Gillingham. On Thursday last, while "snaking" Harry accid-
ently fell over an embankment, wrenching his back severely, and on the following day, after a consultation of the
specialists, it was decided that an injection of cold lead behind the right ear
would relieve the suffering. Hence the
procession of Friday evening and the
cold plunge into the briny ocean, of
what was once a noble steed.
Good Work at the Hospital.
Malcom McDonald, who about five
months ago met with an accident,
breaking his back and otherwise injuring himself, is now able to be around
ancl is fast discarding his crutches. This
is a marvellous case and a credit to the
local hospital. He was completely para-
li/.ed below the waist and had a fractured spine. It is remarkable that he
should get permission to walk to the
First of July celebration inside of six
months of his accident, the only stipulation being that he must not enter any
of the races. Mr. McDonald has been
under the special care   of Dr. Eggerts.
Another marvellous case of recovery
is a man who some weeks ago was injured in a dynamite explosion up the
Skeena. His jaw was broken on both
sides; his right'ear half torn off; his
skull fractured and part pressing on his
brain. On dressing the wounds a portion of the skull had to be removed.
Now he is convalescing but the right
half of his face is paralized. Mr. Mitchell is to be congratulated on his recovery.
TO-DAY'S PROGRAMME.
List of Events Scheduled for   the Dominion Day Sports.
To-day will see an enthusiastic celebration of Canada's birthday in the city
with a big list of sporting events. Several excursions from outside points are
due to arrive and there will be a big lot
of visitors if weather is favorable.
SPORTS ON WATER.
1. Race Handicap. Motor boats. First
prize, $50 ; second prize, $25. A
cup will be given for fastest time
over the course.
2. Race for sail boats under 18 feet.
First prize, Cup.    At 111 a.m.
ROWING  REGATTA.
Commencing at 10.15 a.m.
1. Egeria heats.
2. Lillooet heats.
3. Single Canoe, 1-4 mile straight. Two
prizes.
4. Inrigged Skiffs, single, 1-2 mile with
a turn.    Two prizes.
5. Crab race, (canoes), 150 yards. Two
prizes.
6. Double Inrigged Skiffs, 1-2 mile with
a turn.    Two prizes.
LUNCH.
Fishing boats, sailing, 28 feet or under.
Prizes, $40 and $20.
2 P.M.
1. Tandem Canoes, 1-2 mile with a turn.
Two prizes.
2. Single Inrigged Skiffs, men over 35.
'two prizes.
3. Mixed Tandem Canoes, 1-4 mile
straight.    Two prizes.
4. Egeria finals.
5. Gunwale Canoe Race, 1-4 mile straight
Two prizes.
6. Lillooet finals.
7. Foi^s f 9r>"f>?.    Four prizes.
8. Mixed uo'duie inrigged Skuis. i-t
mile straight.    Two prizes.
9. Double Blade Canoes, 1-4 mile. Two
prizes.
SPORTS ON LAND.
Log Chopping Contest.
Quarter Mile Race.
Potato Race.
Sack Race.
220 Yards Race.
Greasy Pole.
Boys' Race���over 9 years of age.
Boy' Race (handicap) under 9 years
' of age.
Boxing Contest in Barrels.
Blindfold Boxing Contest.
100 Yards Dash.
Pillow Fight on Spars.
Girls'   Race   (handicap) ��� over   7
years of age.
Girls'   Race   (handicap) ��� under 7
years of age.
Marathon Race.
Tug-ofVWar.
Fat Men's Race.
Three Legged Race.
Clowns' Race.
I        Obstacle Race.
Port  Simpson,  Kitketlah, Skidegate
and Metlakatla bands will be present.
The decorations and illuminations arc
Price, Five Cents.
under the direction of A. T. Parkin ancl
H. G. Munro.
The committees will be distinguished
by   badges.      The   chief   officers   are:
President, F. Stork; treasurer, Vernon
Smith; secretary, L. Crippin.
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Local Dog Goes South to Races.
Bluff, the English pointer who has
been in the care of Mr. A. H. M. Bailey
of Vickersville for the last year, was
shipped south on the Rupert City. This
dog is owned by Mr. G. D. McDonald,
! one of Vancouver's prominent dog fanciers, and will be entered in the trial
races at Ladner, later being sent on to
the California events.
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Off to the Mines.
Among those registered at the Rupert Inn last week was Mr. A. Gowing
who has been closely associated with
the mining industry and pioneer life of
British Columbia for many years. Mr.
Gowing is one of the many mining men
on this coast who struck it rich, having
been most successful in the past several
years. He is associated with Hon. Mr.
Taylor, Minister of Public Works, F. C.
Elliott, barrister of Revelstoke, and J.
Corletf, general manager of the Moresby Island Lumber Company in 'iassu
Harbour. The several copper propositions now being worked on the Queen
Charlotte Islands are too widely ki.own
amongst mining men all over British
Columbia to need any introduction here.
At the present time there are aoout a
dozen men working on the claim held
by these gentlemen and Mr. Gowin;
took over a gang of seventeen or twenty
men on the steamer Amur on Friday.
Later, operations will be cariiea on in
an extensive way, ancl these holdings
will he thoroughly worked and the mine
ftillv developed
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Eall Team f jr Ketchikan.
Strenuous efforts are being expended
to send a winning ball team to Ketchikan for the games on the 4th and 5th of
July. Salt water voyages are provided
for the players every evening. This
has proved very beneficial ancl the players are now fast shaping in to championship honors. Messrs. Frank McKinnon.
.Marc Crydiman and Clem. Morgan we.e
appointed a committee to make arrangements for the trip and also to pick out
the team. This latter has proved a very
arduous task, but every man will be
given a work out who offers. Those
with the candy arm of course are particularly invited to take a twirl. No
particular preference ha; been shown
as yet by the managers for or against
south paws. So if you can't use your
right come anyway. If you can't use
either you can help things along by
your support.
The Native will make the round trip
carrying the players and supporters,
leaving town Saturday evening, July
3rd and returning on the 5th. The fare
will be $8 for the round trip.
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made that query about what's in a name, or those remarks about the
rose. Even the immortal Bill could learn a thing or two in Rupert
and get a few additions to his vocabulary as well, what the people
didn't say about that name hasn't been said-   and then some.
For the benefit of the chee chacos who are not acquainted with
the colloquy of the Coast we might state that "Skookum" is the
Chinook for 'strong' and in its broad use is applied to the seven cardinal virtues. We are immodest enough to apply all these to our conception of this journal.
"The Skookum" certainly made strong talk, and served its purpose amazingly well. Nevertheless the boys refuse to have any
Siwash served up with a first-class menu of news and what the boys
say goes with us. At the organization meeting of the company last
week it was decided  "to draw five cards," and you are the dealer.
Now, what name do you want? It is worth $25 to you if you give
us a good one.
Read the offer on another page.
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Prince Rupert Will not Stand for Private Franchises for Its
Public Utilities.���Committees Appointed at Public
Meeting to Look Up Several Things.
A meeting of the property holders of
Prince Rupert was called for Friday
evening the 18th inst. which proved to
be one of the most rousing bursts of
enthusiasm ever exhibited in Prince
Rupert. The object of the meeting
was to take steps to press upon the
government the need of immediate action in supplying Prince Rupert with
water, sewers, roads and schools. The
speakers of the evening left no uncertainty as to their meaning nor as to
their abilities as orators. huch tire,
vehemence and sound common sense,
could not but be producthe of some
good. What was said was meant, and
what was meant was driven home with
the eloquence of a Demotl.enes. There
was no hedging about the stand the
citizens of this town are going to take
on the matter of franchises. Nor could
one form two opinions about their attitude towards the school problem staring this town in the face. It is schools,
and good schools, and plenty of school
accomouation immediately the fall term
opens. It is "water, water ! and we
want it quick," and by all means let
us have sewers in preference to an
epidemic.
Major Gibson acted as chairman for
the meeting and Mr. Witcomb as secretary.
Mr. Dunn in a rousing speech full of
f.ery eloquence, advocated the policy of
bene\o.e..t paternalism on behalf of the
government towaids this intant town.
He pioposed that the government and
the Giand 'trunk Pacific continue the
work that u.ey are now doing and extend it over the water system as well.
ln order to facilitate mat.ers he thought
that committees should be appointed to
i.ress home the needs of the vaiious
schemes upon the (jo\ernment anu the
Railroad.
Mr. Anderson, upon   being  called on
as a school trustee, then spoke on the
school question.    "Some time ago Hon.
Dr.   Young  asked   Mr.   Manson,   Mr.
Craig and myself to look into the school
conditions  of  the  town and report to j
him what we should consider advisable j
for   the    future.       An    eight-roomed J
suhool  house   was   advised.     This   the j
goveinment took into consideration."
THE WATER SUPPLY.
Here the meeting ch if Led into the subject of the town's water supply, securing the following information from Mr.
Witcomb: that the tank on the hill
holds 50,000 gallons of water and when
the cold weather sets in, even though
the tank be discarded, the engine will
keep up this supply. Up to the present
time the G. T. P. has given the use of
this water to the citizens gratis.
Mr. Naden, on being called from the
lobby told the meeting that he had been
discussing this matter with a railroad
official who stated that the G. T. P.
would willingly enough extend the water
system provided the government would
grant them a record for such water as
they should need. However, for the
present, it is their intention of doing as
much as possible with their present system.
Mr. Manson drew the attentionof the
meeting to the fact that the government is safe-guarding the interests of
the people in not granting a record even
to the railroad company. Being as he
is the government's agent, he does not
find himself at liberty to disclose all
the negotiations of the Government but
he would say that they are now considering a water system with the co-operation of the G.T.P. It was the policy
of the government to defer the issuing
of water records until after the town is
incorporated, He further stated that
plans are now pending which will see
the city through next winter.
Mr, Naden pointed out the necessity
of immediate action. "People are waiting to build and therefor we must
know immediately what the   course   of
action is to be. It would be practicably
impossible to incorporate before another
session of parliament and then it will
take at least a year for the town to
issue debentures ancl attend to all the
other detail connected with such an undertaking. So that the very earliest
possible date by which we could look
for municipal improvements would be
1911 or 1912. 'Iherefor it is up to the
Government ancl the G.T.P. to take action, ancl the sooner the better.
HEADY  TO  GRANT FRANCHISES.
Mr. McLennan had a little information which he produced. Though it was
not official he considered it of some im-
po.itance. He said in effect that the
government contemplated gi\ing certain parties franchises for water, gas
and telephone which would facilitate
matters for the town at least.
NO  FRANCHISE  HERE.
Had a bomb struck the court house it
would not have created a more spirited
indignation.
"No! no!" thundered Thomas Dunn.
"Let any franchise that is to be given
Bway Le given by the city, but by no
means will the citizens be saddled with
anything of this nature from the hands
of the Government. (Hear, hear). We
own the stieets ancl can that way
throtle such action. (Applausej. No
franchise to any one. Let the Government put in a water system now and
then let the city take it over at such
times as we are able later. Let this be
the policy we impress upon the ministers when they come to Prince Rupert.
(Hear, hear! from all parts of the hall)
The chairman called upon Mr. bto.lv
for his opinion ancl he, too, most warmly
backed the position taken by Mr. Dunn,
j*ranchi/ses, he pointed,out, V'.ele much
harder to redeem than to grant and
he would strongly urge the citizens of
u.e town to do without water before
giving it away to any ontside corporation. He recalled the promises given
by the Government last summer at the
meeting on the dock when they promised
to attend to the needs of Prince Rupert.
Last winter's experience was sufficient
to warrant speedy action on the part of
some one to give Prince Rupert a water
system which would not fail immediately the theimometer fell to freezing,
'the people in this town were well satisfied with the government agent, Mr.
Manson, and the local officials of the
G.'l.P., but nevertheless the people's
interests were at all times best looked
after by the people themselves. He
would therefor advocate the appointment of a citizens committee to act as
a provisional council and that the newcomers be made to feel that they had
as much light around the place as had
the old timer. "Let us all hang together and stick together and we will
make a town outof Prince Rupert yet."
To gain an expression of opinion from
the meeting, Mr. Pattullo moved : THAT
IT IS THE SENSE OF THIS MEETING THAT
NO FRANCHISES BE GRANTED TO ANY
CORPORATION WHATSOEVER, AND THAT
SUCH BE RESERVED FOR THE FUTURE
CITY.
Here Mr. McLennan assured the
meeting that he was most strongly in
accord with previous speakers but that
he thought it advisable to let the meeting know what he had heard concerning
the inclination of the government with
regard to these questions.
WANTS TO  EXEMPT  IMPROVEMENTS.
In seconding the motion Mr. S. Peck
strongly recommended the government
to guarantee the bonds of the town and
further he desired to draw attention to
the injustice done the pioneer in being
taxed according to improvements. Let
there be a frontage tax and all properties pay alike. This is an idea which has
been tried successfully by other cities.
It shares the burden equally among all.
These remarks were strongly endorsed
by  Mr.   Duke  in a few  emphatic  re-
merks and he, too, urged the advisability of the Government doing the work
immediately.   ,
Dr. Quinlan objected to any motion
being put to the meeting until such
time as some organization could be affected. On being assured by the chairman that the object of the motion was
merely to gain an expression of opinion
of the property holders assembled the
objection was withdrawn.
The suggestions thrown out by Mr.
Stork were good, Mr. Morrow thought,
and these committees should be appointed immediately ��0 that they could
approach Mr. Manson and the officials
of the Railroad without delay.
The motion was adopted unanimously.
BID $\1,000 FOR SCHOOL.
In referring'to the school question
Mr. Naden told of having a dozen or so
interviews with^the minister of education. Finally he got the promise of the
duplicate of the Ladysmith School
which is an eight roomed building costing $11,700. To this amount he advised
adding 50 per cent, for increased cost
of construction in Prince Rupert. The
amount of $18,000 was finally put in the
estimates for the Prince Rupert school.
When tenders were called for, however,
$30,000 was the figure the contractors
wanted. This the Government considered excessive and so the matter was ;
allowed to stand over. He would suggest that a committee wait upon Hon.
Dr. Young on his return to Prince
Rupert in a few clays.
lo this Mr. Morrow moved that
Messrs. Anderson, Naden and Mansen
wait upon Dr. Young and press upon
him the need of immediate action.
Mr. Manson told the meeting that
Hon. Dr. Young had promised two extra
rooms for the present school. The difficulty now is the site. Where will the
residential quarter of the town be next
winter even ? Would it not be better
to add to the present building before
choosing a permanent site ?
Mr. Naden was not in favor of patching the old building.
The motion w^yiarried and the committee advised to broach the subject of
the Government choosing more suitable
locations. The two present sites, on l
Eight Avenue and across McBride, do
not meet with approval at all.
The chairman asked Messrs. Morrow,
Dunn ar.d Stork to act as a committee
to look after the water question.
Complaints had been make that certain families could not get water connection. Some thought that the Railway Co. should be granted a record
for then they would give the citizens
a water system.
Mr. Patmore objected to a record being granted to anyone.
Mr. Peck did not see why the G.T.P.
should be granted a record when we
have free use of the water now.
If the government had granted a
record then the citizens could get water
more readily, Mr. Manson pointed out,
what would be the final result ?
If the C.P.R. had to buy water off
the city of Vancouver,Mr. Dunn wanted
to know why the G.T.P. should not do
the same thing here.
Again the  chair was called on to appoint a sewer committee, consisting of
Messrs. Law, Brandt and Agnew.
WHAT ABOUT THE SIDEWALKS?
When the matter of roads was opened
Mr. Naden drew attention to the fact
that the maps published before the sale
by the Company and the Government
were misleading in that certain streets
were advertised as having 16 foot roads
whereas only four foot walks existed,
ancl in other places, although the statements emphatically said : "walks have
been laid," none existed. The people,
of the town have the right to insist on
this agreement being carried out to the
letter. Of course, in other places the
Government has done more than it promised.
Mr. Driver desired to get an expression of opinion as to the relations of a
real estate man who might have put
through a sale on the strength of that
statement.
The roads committee appointed consisted of Messrs. Driver, Naden and
Witcomb.
Messrs. Sweet and Schreiber were appointed by the chair to select a place
for a meeting a week later. The meeting was for the citizens ancl property-
holders to hear the reports of the committees and act accordingly.
Why be without
FRESH
w. angle & co. VEGETABLES?
Contractors, Builders
and Valuators . . .
Get our prices before Building.
Estimates promptly given on-
application.
First Ave, corner McBride St.
Deacon & O'Reilly
Fine
Tailored
Clothing
We receive shipments on every boat.
Groceries, Fruits and Canned
Goods
J. E. Merryfield
Centre Street
Prince Rupert
FOR
OR   A
Suit Made to
Measure
Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed.
G.T.P. Hotel Building.
Scotch
Bakery
I BREAD
CAKE
PIES
Family Trade a specialty
We deliver FREE to any.
part   of   Prince   Rupert.
Western Union Code
Cable address "Naden'', _
' Prince? Ruf??^*
H. HAMBLINj
} RUPERT ROAD <
G. R. NADEN COMPANY <���~~���^
Limited.
Associated with
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Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co., I _     1      1^
LIMITED ^^��    M    ���   A,       ���
Vancouver, B.C.
Real Estate, Insurance and fiOtClS
Financial Agents
Phoenix Assurance Company, Ltd.
of London, England
Liverpool & London & Globe Insurance Company.
British America Assurance Company of Toronto.
Canadian  Casualty  Company of
Toronto.
Thames & Mersey Marine Insurance Co., Ltd. of Liverpool.
We have lots for sale or lease in all
sections of the city, and are prepared to
deal in Mineral Claims, Timber Limits,
and Agricultural Lands.
Clarke & Ives
Manufacturers Agents
Building Supplies
Produce
Prince Rupert Inn
AND
Annex
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
These hotels are owned ancl operated by the Grand Trunk Pacific on the
American ancl European plan. They
are excellently furnished with steam
heat ancl all modern conveniences, being
absolutely first-class in every respect.
The appointments ancl service are
equal to any hotel on the coast.
Rates: $1 to $4 per day.
G. A. SWEET - Manager
W.  M.   LAW
Financial Agent
Real Estate
Insurance
I have some good buys in all parts
of the city. Business ancl residence lots
for rent. List your property with me,
I can sell it. Best Insurance Companies. T
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Will ask Government to put in a Sewer System  and   G. T. P. to
Built More Walks. -Will Send Delegation to Victoria.
A meeting of the citizens and property
holders was held in the Annex Friday
evening to received the reports of the
committees appointed at the previous
meeting. Major Gibson presided and
Mr. Witcomb officiated as secretary.
The reports were immediately called
for.
WATEK COMMITTEE REPORT.
Mr. G. W "Morrow, presented the report on water supply on behalf on Mr.
Dunn and Mr. Stork. They had gone
into the question thoroughly with Mr.
Manson, the government agent. Your
Committee were in no wise prepared to
go into the relationship between the
government and the railroad, what we
want is water. We were informed that
the government had sent an engineer to
Prince Rupert to look over the water
system and he, along with Mr. Ritchie
and the G.T.P. officials, went into the
matter thoroughly, and these gentlemen have already sent their report to
Victoria.
We went into this matter with the
sewer committee and came to the conclusion that we could use the same excavation, thus lightening the cost of
construction.
Mr. Bacon told us the matter of a
record would have to be settled before
any further action would be taken unless
the government might do something for
us. Your Committee is of the opinion
that we will have to send a delegation
to Victoria to interview the Government and get them to put in a suitable
system, and it must be clone immediately for no permanent buildings will be
started until this matter is decided.
Ihe scheme which we would propose
amounts to about $20,000 but Mr. Bacon
assured us that $32,000 was the figure
set out in the report   above mentioned.
SEWER1 COMMITTEE REPORT.
Mr. W. M. Law presented the report
on sewers.
It is the aim of this committee to
locate a sewer in such a way as to serve
the largest area likely to be built on
immediately ancl in the fairest way
possible. To gain this end it is necessary to have a new system of sewers entirely apart from the present system
under construction, with a separate
outlet. An examination of the plans
ancl contour gave the following  result :
All property lying south of the height
of land on Sixth avenue and lower than
Sixth can only be served by a trunk
sewer following the Hay's creek valley,
with an outlet at Hay's creek as this
will eventually be the main trunk sewer
of this section of the town. The cost
of building this sewer, large enough to
be of permanent use, is prohibitive.
The next section looked into was that
part of the town lying between Fulton
and Fourth ancl Eighth street. At first
it was decided to ask for a sewer starting from the corner of Sixth avenue and
Fulton, thence following Fulton to
Third avenue. As this would only serve
the two blocks on Sixth avenue east j
ancl west of Fulton, and would entail
considerable expense for the blocks
served, it was finally decided to start
the sewer at the corner of Third avenue
ancl Fourth street, thenee following
Third avenue to Sixth street ancl down
Sixth to Second avenue, along Second
avenue to Seventh street, down Seventh
to the lane in block ten, down this lane
to lots 7 or 8, through these lots across
First avenue to an outlet. To connect
with this, a branch starting on Seventh
on Third evenue, along Third avenue to
Eight street, clown Eight street to the
lane in block 10, down the lane to connect with the main sewer at lot 7 or 8. :
At some later date connections could be j
made to serve blocks 8, 9, 25, 26 ancl 30.
This system will serve practically all
the lots lying between Eighth and
Fourth streets, Third avenue and First
avenue. The cost of this work was es-
timated on the basis of the cost of the i
present system under construction, allowing for pipes large enough   to carry
all the sewerage that can ever flow into
the sewer, making it almost a permant
system. The cost of the system, in all
about 4000 lineal feet, worked out approximately $25,000. We have submitted this report to Government Agent
William Mansen, with the request that
he forward it to Victoria at once with
a strong recommendation that the question be looked into at once. We would
suggest that the water mains be laid in
the sewer trenches.
The report was signed by Messrs.
Law Agnew ancl Brandt.
REPORT ON ROADS.
Mr. Driver read the report made by
himself ancl Messrs Naden and Witcomb.
The committee recommended that the
Townsite Co. and the Government be
requested to carry out its contract with
tlie purchasers of the property by laying clown the plank roads and sidewalks
in accordance withe plan of the town-
site from which the property was purchased. That the. 16 foot roadway be
extended on Ihird avenue from Eighth
street to the intersection of First,
Second Third and Park avenues, to construct a 16 foot roadway along Eighth
street and one along 1" irst Avenue from
Eight street to the aforesaid intersection, continuing along Second avenue to
11th street, 'lo build a four foot walk
along Borden street and Fifth avenue to
from Fulton street to the end of block
14, a 16 foot roadway on Sixth avenue
from Fulton to Taylor street, and a
four foot walk along Taylor street from
Sixth avenue to Borden street. This is
estimated to cost about $16,000.
Mr. Ryley promised that the specifications shown on tne map will be carried out as fast as money men ancl energy can run the work through. Be-
fuie leaving Mr. Ryley gave instructions to that effect.
Mr. Naden supplimented the report
with the information that the committee
called on Mr. Bacon who did not take
it kindly as he said this work was being
pushed with all diligence. As a justification for their action the committee
suggested that it is not good business
to lay a three foot walk one week ancl
the next week tear it up and put down
a 16 foot walk which had been done.
With regard to further work Mr. Bacon
said when they got more money they
would do more work. If we want anything we will have to carry this matter
beyond the local officials.
In subsequent discussion of the reports Mr. Dimsdale did not care for the
idea of using the same excavations for j
both water and sewer. The sewer
would be on the bottom and if anything
went wrong it meant tampering with
the water pipes.
Mr. Ag.iew said it was their intention to have the water mains follow the
contour of the street more closely than
would the sewers.
Mr. W. E. Williams wanted to know
if any arrangements had been made for
the district beyond the height of land
and what would be the chance to connect with Third avenue. He was told
that private sewers would have to be
put in.
Mr. George Driver thought sufficient
appropriations should be asked for to
cover all districts needing them now.
Mr. Naden recommended 2 additional
rooms for the present school and that
the government call for separate tenders
on new school for concrete and frame.
The school reserves are at present unsuitable. The Acropolis was suggested
as the place for present needs.
The reports were received and the
committees asked to   continue in office.
Mr. Morrow drew attention to the inconvenience of the present system of
grades.
Messrs. Morrow and Mr. Kirkpatrick
were selected as delegate to go to Victoria to present the city's case but on
their being unable to go a committee
was appointed to secure representatives.
A subscription list was   circulated   ancl
each one present subscribed $2 for the
expenses of the delegates.
Mr. Patullo suggested a petition from
the citizens to the Government be circulated for signatures.
Mr. Saunders proposed that the meeting resolve itself in a Citizen's League.
This was carried.
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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C., July 1st, 1909
DOMINION DAY.
This is our country's natal day.
To loyal subjects it is the greatest holiday in the year. Forty-
two years ago to-day the public
act was consumated which made
the Dominion of Canada. At
that time Canada was unknown
even to its own people. It was a
great country of forests, rivers,
lakes and mountains, with a
fringe of population and an unknown depth of wilderness. Today it is a great nation whose
natural wealth and wonderful
progress is attracting the attention of the world. Future generations will doubtless make the
statement that even do-day Canadians are unacquainted with
their country, for the more we
unfold the area and resources of
this Canada of ours the more we
realize how much there is still beyond.
There is great pride in being a
Canadian.
Confederation was the first and
greatest step in our national
policy. To-day we are inclined
to look upon it as something
which came about in the natural
course of events; as an act which
it would have been folly to oppose, but in those days there was
much room for doubting the wisdom of the act. It took big men
with foresight, courage, strength
and ability to accomplish the union of provinces fraught with
jealousies, cringing with poverty
and distorted with the prejudices
of race and religion. It looks
easy now but had it not been for
the bravery and resurcefulness of
the Fathers of Confederation the
opposition of envious and provincial politicians would on more
than one occosion have shattered
the union.
We should do honor to those
grand old statesmen who had
faith and risked their all for the
future, the fruits of which we
are now enjoying.
Can we not apply the lesson fo
the past to the opportunity of the
present ? Does not the sanguin-
ity of the Fathers of Confederation teach us faith in our future?
Does not Prince Rupert to-day
stand in the same position relatively that Canada did 42 years
ago ? Is this not the hour for
big men ; men with faith, courage strength, foresight and talent ? Prince Rupert needs them.
Likewise it does not need the
man who clogs the wheels of pro
gress with criticism and discouragement.
In the language of the plank
walk: This is no time to knock;
dig in and boost!
���o���
Rain or shine at least one new
business opens in Prince Rupert
every day.
It is a wise man who gets his I
windows   and  then  builds   his
house around them.
This is our birthday, too.    The |
man who sends $2 for a year's
subscription along with his congratulations will prove his sincerity.
The man who spends his money
in town has a chance of getting
it back, but if you send a dollar
to Vancouver or Seattle it will
take a long time for it to return.
Are you interested in Prince
Rupert ? Read the advertisements in this paper. The information they convey and the various classes of commerce carried
on in this town will surprise you.
Even the old pioneer does not
know all about this town. There
is nothing in the way of necessities, and few luxuries you cannot
buy here if you have the price,
and it does not require much of
that either. Probably the most
noticeable feature is that everybody seems to have the price.
I
The indiscriminate use of high
explosives in blowing out stumps
and clearing lots is becoming a
menance to public safety and to
private property. Persons who
have not smelled powder since j
they shot fire-crackers are blow- j
ing and burning up pounds of
dangerous explosives without the
slightest conception of what the
effect may be. Unless some regulation or licensees immediately
put upon this business a limb or a
life may be sacrificed any day.
Reasonable restrictions would not
be a hardship on any one and the
protection of the public is sadly
needed.
Last week when the publishers
of this paper wanted to get out a
small news sheet in order that
the town would not be without a
newspaper, the Port Essington
Loyalist, who had the only available plant in the country, came to
our rescue with a good-will and
the freedom of their plant. That
is the kind of good fellowship and
fraternal spirit that shows pure
color without going to the assay-
ist. The officers and staff of the
Loyalist have our thanks clean
through from the editor's pen to;
the lye brush. May it live long
and never die in the faith its
name represents.
KNOX   HOTEL
RUPERT ROAD.
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Undertaker
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or delivered to the Prince Rupert newspaper, box 598,
Prince Rupert, B.C. We do not insist that the words
"Prince Rupert" should be used.
The opportunity will be kept open for a week or two
in order to give our Eastern readers a chance. In case the
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Breezy Comments on affairs by a Pioneer who J^noWs
this Country and its needs.
We hope that none of the citizens
neglected to attend the recent meetings
which were held in connection with
local affairs and the government of the
town. It was gratifying to notice the
vigorous display of public spirit that
was in evidence for the future of Prince
Rupert that such a keen and zealous interest is manifested in important public
matters.
One thing was certainly well demonstrated at both public meetings which
is that this city is going in very emphatically for a policy of municipal ownership. Everyone seems to be very confident that this is destined to be a great
city. As it is the latest city to be established on this continent so must we
adopt all the latest ideas of modern
economics.
Public ovnership of public utilities is
now-a-days almost universally recognized to be the only feasible and equitable way by which those elementary
necessities of life, such as water and
light and urban communication and
travel can be managed and regulated.
Although it has often been demonstrated that a private company can cater to
public needs with honesty and efficiency
and give general satisfaction, still the
contrary is generally the case. Human
nature is not strong and virtuous enough
to resist the tempting opportunities
that are bound to offer themselves during a long period of government, to
"cinch" the people.
One thing is certain, that if the people do not make a success of running
their own institutions they are always
willing to shoulder the blame and take
the consequences.
o       o       0       o
So we think that the people are out
for public ownership and mean to have
it. At any rate this paper is out for it
and means to advocate it through thick
and thin.
We mean to offer from time to time
some crude suggestions as to how these
public utilities may be organized and
administered. It won't do anybody any
harm to consider them, and they don't
have to act on them if they don't see
lit. Much good is always bound to come
of discussion in any event,
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It was stated at the first meeting that
the G.T.P. Railway Co. was trying to
obtain a record on the creek where the
present pipes are laid to. This, we
think, should not be granted. Not because we think a niggardly policy should
be pursued toward the Railway Company, but because we believe the city
will always be willing to furnish them
water at a low rate, and hence it cannot be proved that there is any genuine
need that a record be granted. Public
bodies in Canada have never been
known to pursue a narrow policy in
dealing with corporations. But it has
very often been found different when
the position has been reversed. We
have no reason to think that the present management of the G.T.P. here
have any desire to deal otherwise than
fair and reasonably toward the city,
but we cannot tell when all this will be
changed and somebody be in charge
here who will want to get their name
up in Montreal with the management
there by working some hardship with
this town.
o       o       o       o
The fact that the above watera ecord
was not granted to the G. T. P. was
solely due to Wm. Manson, the government agent. Aye, and many another
monopoly and natural resource in and
near this city would have been grabbed
up had it not been for the foresight and
steadfastness of the same Mr. Manson.
The grabbers and the anti-grabbers
seem to have gotten strangly mixed up
in the waiting line when the government appointments were made up in
this country.
Prince Rupert is to-day, and has been
since its beginning, without any doubt,
the most orderly and crimeless town in
the civilized world. Notwithstanding
the fact that the place is constantly inhabited by a foreign and transient class
of men such as always follow up a railroad, still we have day after clay pass
without having a police court sitting, or
without seeing a disorderly or drunken
person.
And yet we have had a newspaper
working overtime all winter trying to
demonstrate that Prince Rupert was a
regular cesspool of wickedness and
drunken debauchery and that Billy
Vickers was harboring a regular system of illicit liquor selling and shielding prostitutes and moonshiners.
We have repeatedly felt Mr. Vicker's
shoulders and could find no wings
sprouting so we are not going to proclaim him as an angel. But we think
that the genera lorderliness of the town
is to a certain extent due to him and
his assistants ancl we mean to give
them credit until we are shown other-
I wise.
All this notwithstanding they have
been knocked very bad for the past
few months.
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What's the use of knocking anyway?
Look at Prince Rupert! Was ever a
! place so knocked? The C. P. R knocked
it. The Vancouver real estate men
knocked it (say! didn't they knock it
though?) John knocked it; all the wise
men from the cent belt knocked it; and
it seemed for a time as if all the world
had their hammers out and were knocking our poor little town. But what did
it all amount to? The prices of real
estate soared. The public had confidence enough to invest three million
dollars in a month's time.
So it seems that knocking doesn't al-
| ways pay.
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And yet there is a little knock:
Over in Port Essington they have
some unique law proceedings. Some of
the people call it "Dutch justice."
A certain number of persons were
before a J. P. there all charged with
the same offence. They all pleaded not
guilty. The magistrate made some
very learned (?) observations and then, to
the astonishment of all present he convicted the whole lot without calling a
single witness or producing a bit of evidence.
This case calls attention to a very
disgraceful practise which has become
very prevalent in this country. It used
to be that justices of the peace were
only appointed from the most intelligent and widely known and highest
standing residents of the community.
Now-a-days any man can get such an
appointment if he can get some little
pull with the party in power. The result is that we very frequently have
most lamentable miscarriages of justice, and what should be an office of respect and dignity is brought to shame.
We believe that if this case is brought
to the attention of Mr Bowser he will
take steps to have an investigation
made.
Whatever may be said against Bowser
no one will deny that what he does
leaves no uncertainty. His hand is
swift and sudden.
Let us hope he will investigate? That
his future appointments will be made
from among our British born people
who understand from boyhood the laws
of our country and the principles of
British justice.
Chinook
Keep the Ladies' Dresses Clean
Carpets and Cushions supplied
with all our BOATS AND
CANOES	
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BRIGHT MINING OUTLOOK AT STEWART'S CAMP
Rich   Discovery   in   Properties   of Portland Canal Co. ���Development
in Other Mines.
A large body of high-grade ore has
been uncovered and two shifts are at
work blocking out in three levels of the
Portland Canal mining company's property, is the latest report from Stewart,
B.C. Mr. C. H. Dickie and associates
acquired various properties in this camp
three years ago and organized the Portland Canal Mining Company, Limited, ���
which it is predicted, judging from present showings, will surprise mining men
in the near future.
Preparations are being made to build
a concentrator and there is already
sufficient ore in sight to keep the mill
running for over a year.
The Red Cliff Mining Company, Ltd..
of Vancouver, also has a mine in this
camp. Its ore is copper and gold, and
it is claimed runs 7 per cent copper and
$7 in gold. Assays taken from an ore
body running parallel with the vein
show gold values as high as $80 to the
ton.
The property of the Stewart Mining i
company, operating on the other side of
Glacier  creek,   is   also making a good
showing.    The gold values are good and |
a good percentage  of  native   silver is j
shown in the rock.    Besides these pro-
gerties Mr.  M. K. Rogers has a group
of claims on Glacier creek and it is be-
lieved he will begin operations this sum-1
mer.     A   number  of   prospects,   with
good  surface indications, are awaiting
capital for development.
One of the favorable features of this j
camp is the persistent good values ob- j
tained from every prospect. There are
now 150 men in camp, and many more
are expected this summer. Complaint
is being made in regard to the lack of
postal service. At present Port Simpson is the nearest postoffice, and Stewart
is obliged to depend on casual travelers
who may feel inclined to take over the
mail.
KAIEN
HARDWARE
CO.
HARDWARE and
CROCKERY  .   .   .
Stoves and Ranges, Paints, Oils,
Varnishes, Glass, Tinware and
Graniteware, etc.
C D. NEWTON
Real  Estate  and
Commission Broker
Have clients wanting to Purchase Business Property in the following blocks, Section 1:
Block 10,
Second Avenue
Block 25, Third Avenue
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Have choice residence property for sale, also
have clients that want to lease stores and offices.
Persons intending building in the above blocks,
kindly call at the above office and it will be to
their advantage.
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Mouldings
A large stock of clay finishing lumber on hand. Boat
lumber a specialty. Delivery
made at short notice. Inquire
at our office here or wire to
our mills.
Carries   tha   most
complete stock of
Household Furniture
in town.
We have ?. new consignment
; of Sea Grass and Reed Rockers and Arm Chairs    .    .    .
Rupert Road,  Prince Rupert
it      i Give us a call, see our goods and
Prince Rupert Hardware   ���get prices
Next door to Christansen-Brandt
Rupert Road.
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Retail Dealers GENERAL    AGENCY
and Supply Co., Ltd.
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Ice Cream  Parlors
Confectionaries,
Fruits and Tobacco.
ATLANTIC OCEAN LINES.
Heavy and Shelf Hardware,
Ship Chandlery, Paints, efefe^SSS
PACIFIC COAST S.S. COMPANY.
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Tickets to  all parts of the world, rates
furnished on application.
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PRINCE RUPERT.
Regular steamers to Seattle, also Skagway and all points in Alatka.
CENTRE STREET, PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
^%      Lynch Bros., General Merchants
ALBION BOTTLING CO.
GROCERIES,     HARDWARE,
MEN'S CLOTHING 4*
Manufacturers of
Sodawater, Syphons, Syrups.
Wholesale dealers in
Beer, Cider and Cigars.  Sash,   Doors   and   Building   Material.
RUPERT ROAD.
PRINCE RUPERT.
PRICES RIC.HT.
Mi LOCAL NEWS
The Narbethong is for.hire by the
hour or day.    Terms reasonable.
Prince Rupert's uew barber shop is
just across from the (i.T.P.Rupert Inn.
On the 20th the yacht Narbethong
ran an excursion to Denise Arm where
the picnickers prospected a trout stream.
An enterprising mariner who would
build a few fiat bottom boats on Shawat-
alans lake would pick up a few bits
every day from fishermen.
When you are waiting for the mail
drop in and have a clean comfortable
shave at Prince Rupert's new barber
shop, next door to the post office.
Joe Scott, a native boat man, while
working on the Port Simpson last Friday, was struck on the shoulder by a
stick of wood, breaking his collar bone.
Lavenhagen & Bartheleny were connected with one of the largest ancl best
barber shops on the coast. '] hey have
now come to Prince Rupert to build up
a similiar one here,
The site c.iosen for the Methodist
ciiurch is the four lots on tne corner of
Sixth avenue ancl Musgrave Place. Arrangements are now being made lor the
construction ol a suitable edifice.
'ihe firm of Bailey & Clifton who hold
the contract with tne government, have
supplied no less than 8430 loaves of
bread for last month to the government
boats doing lighthouse work and the
patrol of the Northern coast.
The Anchor Investment Com] any of
New Town have about finished their
new wharf which is iocated about two
miles from the town of IViasset. The
Company are at present busily engage;.!
on a contract taking out ties for the
G.T.P.
An excursion will be run up to Ketchikan for the Fourth of July celebration
on the City of Seattle. 'ine ball team
from Prince Rupert will run their own
chartered boat, the Native, so as to
give themsehes ample time fur the two
games to be playod there on the4th and
otn.
One feature which will lend attractiveness to to-day will be the spectacular pyiotechnical display down at Ash-
ccof.'s near Vickersville. As soon as
it gets oa,k ei.ough Mr. Ashcroft intends ti eating the boys to a grand finale
which will make a fitting finish to a
glorious clay long to be remembered.
Ihe preliminary work on the new
government wharf has been carried on
uy ui.e contractor, Mr. Sol Cameron,
fur some time past. Some clearing and
light blasting have made it possible to
carry on the work more extensively
from now on. A coyote hole has been
started and will probably be fired this
week.
To-day the Westholm Lumber Co.
will ship lumber up to kitselas Canyon
for h. A.Bigeluw who will erect a store
ouxau. Mr. fjigelow finds the up-river
cot.nt y sufficiently prosperous to war-
tant putting in a good stock of general
merchandise and expects to be on the
ground floor when the next hundred
miles are let, for Kitselas is bound to be
tlie distributing point so long as the
canyon is impassible.
The suburbs of Prince Rupert are
prospering it would seem by the con-
scant additions and improvements being
made. Last week the mouern Venice of
the north received a new exit to the
city when the Rover boat-house completed a cut off, shortening the old
route by many yards but at tne expense
of a 20 per cent grade. This dimculty
is overcome to a degree by clinging to a
stout railing guaranteed by West'lank-
sley.
The big cut on McBride street will
soon be completed as the back is now
broken through. This has been one of
the nicest pieces of work of this kind
done around here. The explosive used
in this . ut was made in Prince Rupert
at the local factory of the General Explosives Company, and Mr. Larson, who
l.as charge of the rock work lor the
Westholme Lumber Company, points
with considerable pride to the work
done by Virite.
Mr. Clark, of Clark & Ives has just
returned from a trip up the Skeena
river. At Kitsumkalum, and other
points as well, he found considerable
progress had been made this past year.
Speaking of the strawberry crop Mr.
(lark said that he had examined some
gardens ancl found as nice berries as
could be found in the south. The season is a little later than in the south
but in a short time local fruit will be on
the Prince Rupert market.
Mr. W. P. Rogers of Goose Bay and
Mr. M. K. Rogers of Seattle were in
town last week enroute to Goose Bay
from Seattle. They are quite largely
interested in copper mines at the former place which is being developed by
Butte Mon., capital. Messrs Rogers
report the work as going on lively and |
that the mines will soon be on a shipping basis. These are said to be excellent prospects and their development
will assist Prince Rupert's commerce
considerably.
The yacht Narbethong goes where
you want it.
A big shot was fired Friday afternoon
and considerable damage was clone to
the big warehouse.
The trip on the Native has been cancelled and the ball team will go to Ketchikan on the Seattle.
It is quite probable that a hospital will
be built this summer under the auspices
of the Roman Catholic church.
Judge Young held county court this
week. About thirty foreigners have
taken out naturalization papers.
The Westminster lacrosse team retain the Minto cup, defeating the 'le-
cumsehs of Toronto, 4-2 ancl 6-5.
Mr. Anderson, the inspector of the
branch offices of the Bank of British
North America, was in town this week.
Nothing definite regarding the establishment of a branch in Prince Rupert
could be learned, however.
In four clays of this past week the
sales of town site property amounted
to $70,000. On Monday 94 lots were
sold totalling $25,000. ' This has been
the largest day since Mr. Ryley left.
In answer to the question as to what
class of property was being sought,
Mr. D. H. Hays, of the G.'j.P., saiu
tnat no single portion the town was receiving any special attention. Over
half a million dollars worth has been
sold here.
Hire the Narbethong for cruises.
Those standing around the Rupert
City on last Thursday morning of last
week witnesstd a very sad scene when
Dr. Ewing brought a patient up from
the hospital to be sentdownto the Vancouver general hospital. It was decided to move Mr. Douglas Christie, the
young man who injured his spine in a
fall about a month ago while working
as a carpenter on the annex to the Premier hotel, to the south, in order to
consult a specialist. Mr. Christie's
brother who hastened out from Glasgow on receipt of the news of his brother's accide.it and who has been in
constant attendance on the injured man,
accompanied him. Mr. Christie's condition has not varied very much for
some time past and hopes, though frail,
are extended for his recovery.
Y.M.C.A. at Railway Camps.
The Y.M.C.A. work along the route
of the G.T.P. construction camps is progressing quite lavorably. Mr. W. H.
Morrison who is in charge of this work
is quite pleaseo with the progress so far.
Several tents have already been opened
and others will be opened as speedily as
possible. These tents will be used exclusively for the recreation of the working men. Magazines and papers will be
found in each tent and heie the men
may get away from their work and their
fellow-worKers and have a quiethourto
read or should tney desire it to find
writing tables. Stationery will always
be on hand for their use.
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A Handsome and Hospitable Yacht.
Mr. John James Sesnon is a ealler in ;
town this week on his pleasure yacht,
the "Elizabeth." Prince Rupert is but
a port of call on an extended pleasure
cruise of the Northern coast. Mr. Sesnon, who is acconi] anied by his wile, is
a great lover of nature ana is just loitering along enjoying the magnificent
beauties of this rugged coast, running
into secluded inlets ancl unknown
sti earns, occasionally stopping to fish in
an inviting stream or pe.naps pushing
out into more strenuous channels.
Ihe hospitality of both Mr. and Mrs.
Sesnon   is   unbounded,   as   both   their'
many   friends,   both   new   and   old,   in
Prince Rupert can vouch for.
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Marine News.
The City of Seattle, south bound,
picked up several passengers here Saturday evening.
The Rosabelle was recently fitted up
with an eight horse power Palmer engine by the Rupert Marine Iron Wcks
and Supply Co. and is now on the run
from Metlakatla lo Prince Rupert.
The Cottage City, north bound, called
here Friday evening. Her passenger
list showed 147 first-class passengers.
Many of them were taking in the round
trip while the others were bound inland.
'1 he Port Simpson left for Kitselas
on Wednesday of last week after receiving a consignment of freight from
the steamer Vadso. On account of the
water falling so rapidly the canyon is
impassable. It fell 20 inches one day.
On her return the Port Simpson will
leave the Skeena route for the Stikine J
for the greater part of the season.
The Princess Beatrice was chartered
by a party of capitalists who came up j
to look over some coal propositions in I
the Queen Charlotte Islands and was
not on her regular trip. The party consist jd of Messrs. J. S.Phipps.H.Phipps,
Howard Phipps, J. Gordon, M. Chase,
D. T. Moore,, J. E. Osley Sprague, Dr.
Mills, Hon. D.M. Eberts, Ma. and Mrs.
Hedgen, Miss Randt and W. F. Robertson. After leaving the party at the
Islands the Beatrice came on to Prince
Rupert and Essington to discharge her
carge.
Prices   Reduced
AT
The IROQUOIS
English Cb\ American Billiards
and Pool. Eight Tables.
CENTRE St. GEO. LYALL, Mgr.
Painting and Papering
Calsomining, etc.
High-class work at reasonable figure.
W. S.D. Smith & Son
Apply at Mrs.  Hughes Restaurant
PERSONALS.
Mr. Fisher, of Fisher & Warton, has
returned from Atlin.
Bishop DuVernet returned from the
south on the Princess Royal.
Mrs. Angus Stewart was a passenger
on the Royal Monday evening.
Rev. Mr. Collison came in on the
Josephine last week, en route to Metlakatla.
Miss E. Pauline Johnson, the Six Nation Indian Chieftess and Poetess, is registered at the Rupert Inn this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Frizzell of Port
Essington, spent several days last week
the guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Morrow.
John Dorsey of the Bulkley Valley,
was in town on business last week. He
left to go up the Nass river locating
lands.
Mr. Walter Grimm, of the G.T.P.
survey, Inverness, was in town on Sat-
urday. He was accompanied by Mr. H.
Phipps.
Mr. Young, -tr.t general agent for
British Columbia for the Cary Safes,
was in town last week in the interests
of his firm.
W. R. Lord, one of the best known
of Northern cannerymen, was in town
last week. Mr. Lord reports a good
season on the Nass.
Mr. and Mrs. Halkett of Ottawa, are
on their way out to see their son Gordon halkett, who was seriously injured
on the Newington last week.
Mr. A. Lyon, the London capitalist,
who has been looking over the fishing
situation in the North, returned to Vancouver via Queen Charlotte Islands, on
the Amur.
Mr. J. L. King, B.Sc, came in on
the May Monday evening. He thinks
Prince Rupert's prospects are very
bright and promises to do some advertising for the town amongst his friends
in the south.
Messrs. J. Hart and Hurst, who are
connected with the Ellis Lumber Company of Kitsumkalum are in town this
week on business. The mill which was
recently burned out has been rebuilt at
mile 65 and is about ready to open operations again.
Dr. Kergin, M.P.P., our energetic
and popular member, was in town Saturday. The Doctor has a summer hospital at Port Essington in conjunction
with the Port Simpson general hospital.
He will shortly open an office here ancl
make weekly visits, when his friends
will have the opportunity of consultation. He does not, however, contemplate a large practice here as the Prince
Rupert climate is so healthful that sickness rarely occurs.
Prince Rupert lost a prominent citizen in the person of Mr. Smith. Mr. and
Mrs. Smith, accompanied by their
daughter, Miss W. O. Smith, came to
Prince Rupert about a year ago, ancl
have resided on the hill, just beyond
the Premier hotel. Mr. Smith is an old
railroad man who has had experience in
construction work all over the Western
States and Canada, both in rockwork
and track laying. Miss Smith has been
doing stenography work in town ancl
will be much missed in this as well as
social circles, where she was most popular.
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The telegraphic despatch states that
the two C. P. R. train robbers were discovered going down the river in a boat
near Penny's. Special Constable Ike
Decker, in attempting their arrest shot
and killed one of the robbers, ancl was
in turn shot and instantly killed by the
other who escaped and is hiding in a
tunnel.
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Owners are requested to see us or write us, giving prices and terms.        |
We want property in the following places: S
MARKET PLACE-Blocks 15, 16 and 17. I
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THIRD AVE.-Between Bigger Place ancl Fulton Street.     |
FOURTH AVE. -Block 1, Section 5; also Block 1, Section (5.
FIFTH AVE.-Blocks 9 and 10, Section 5; and Blocks 12
and 13, Section 6.
SIXTH AVE.-Block 17, Section 5.
SEVENTH AVE.-Blocks, 22, 23. 24, 25, Section 5; also
also Blocks 15 and 16, Section 6.
EIGHTH Ave. -Block 25 and 26, Section 6.
HAYS COVE CIRCLE.-Block 8.
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Weather Report for the Past Eleven Days.
From Records of the Dominion Meteorological Service.
Reported by H. O. Crew.
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Sunday, June 2(1
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
WEATHER
Cloudy, dull; rain at 2, rain at night
Cloudy, rain at noon, heavy later.
Cloudy, occasional showers, heavy 6.30
Showery in morning, rain in afternoon
Partly cloudy, hright intervals of sun
a.m. line and clear, cloudy later.
Dull and cloudy, light showers
Bright sun in morning, cloudy later
Bright sun In morning, cloudy later
Fine and clear
Clear, fog in morning, cloudy later.
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Rainfall for .lime, 8.11 inches.
Rainfall for year, to date, 47.71.
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We have a carload of high-
grade���
Furniture
On the road, which will be here shortly. Do not furnish
until you have seen us. At present we have on hand a
few DESKS AND FILING CABINETS which may
meet your need until our stock arrives.
FLEXMAN & BROWNE
premise"1:' Cameron Block, Cor. First Ave and Manson Way.
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Ashcroft's
Is the place for
Pure Ice Cream
Made from pure cow's cream.
Victrola  always   playing   highest   class records
and popular hits of the  season.
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Excursion
JULY 1st
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BUILDING NOTES
The lumber for the new theatre building is being hauled to the site and
Anderson & McKinnon have started the
piling for the structure.
Mr. J. Fred Ritchie, chief government
engineer, has let the contract for a residence on Fourth avenue to the West-
holme Lumber Company.
On the corner of Emmerson and Fifth
avenue Mr. E. Cavenaile will open a
confectionery and tobacco store. His
building is just about completed.
McCaffrey & Gibbons are building an
office on the corner of Third avenue and
Fifth street, where they will carry on a
real estate and fire insurance business.
The new Pioneer Laundry is making
good progress on Fifth avenue, near
Agnew place. The contractors, McLean
& Kennedy, have the frame well up
this week.
Mr. Bailey who secured the first permit to reside in Vickersville, has purchased two lots on Sixth avenue, block
14, on which he expects to reside in the
near future. I
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The residence of Mr. A. M. Manson I
on Fifth avenue, beyond McBride, is being pushed forward by the contractors.
Anderson & McKinnon, and will be
ready to occupy in a fortnight or so.
Clark & Ives have let a contract to
! the Westholme Lumber Company  for
the  construction  of  a warehouse and
offices.    The location is on Third avenue
between Seventh and Eighth streets.
Mr. John Sunberg expects to have
his residence on the lower side of Fifth
avenue, just opposite Emmerson place,
ready for occupancy in a few days. Mr.
Sunberg is a carpenter and house builder.
The old Empire stand which was recently purchased by Director, Cohen &
Co., will soon be renovated and fitted
up with large display windows. The
new owners expect to open up a high-
class clothing establishment in a month
or six weeks.
Mr. Frank Clapp will bear the distinction of being the first business man
to move into his own building on property bought at the Vancouver sale.
Mr. Clapp is going into the aerated
water business and is located on Sixth
street, between Third avenue and Fraser street.
A new warehouse and office building
will be erected by Clark & Ives o�� Third
avenue, between Seventh and Eighth
streets. In the same block Mr. John j
Curry contemplates the erection of a
building to be divided into two compart-
ments, one to be used as a shop the
other to be open for rental. The second |
storey will be fitted up into rooms for
rental also.
Excursion to  Ketchikan
FOR THE
Glorious Fourth
VIA THE STEAMER
"NATIVE"
The Native will leave Prince Rupert at 8.30 p.m.
July 3rd, reaching destination at 8 a.m. Sunday, July 4th.
Returning will leave  Ketchikan on Monday   night
after the festivities.
A call will be made at Tongas, the greatest totem
pole village on the coast.
FARE FOR ROUND TRIP $8.00
Crown Bottling Works
SIPHONS
IRON BREW
COCO COLA
SWEET CIDER
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Rupert Road, Prince Rupert.
INVESTORS!
ARE    YOU    LOOKING   FOR
SOMETHING GOOD IN LOTS
We have several at right prices
on good streets. We have already made money for our
clients. Why not for you ?
See our list before investing.
It covers both Business and
Residential, Corners and Inside
Lots.
Prince Rupert Realty and ��� ���      ,
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Information Bureau Ltd.
Office: CORNER SECOND AVE
AND FULTON STREET.
P.O. Drawer 1539.
is the most celebrated clothing
in Canada for wear, style and
quality.
DIRECTOR COHEN & CO.
Sole Agents for Prince Rupert.
Will leave Prince Rupert at 8 p.m. for trip around
Kennedy" Island calling at Spokeshute
Music  and Dancing
FARE $1.00
To  Builders
The St. Dennis will also bring excursion from Port
Essington in the morning, leaving there at 8 a.m. and
returning as per above in evening after the great programme
is concluded.
FARE   $2.00   ROUND   TRIP.
The first essential in the erection of a building is protection
from loss by" fire.
Quite as important is it that that protection should protect.
We represent the old reliable companies The Royal
Insurance Co., The London and Lancaster Fire Insurance
Co., and the Northern Assurance Co.
Are we protecting you ?    If not, why" not ?
PATTULLO & RADFORD
Real  Estate,  Insurance  and Financial Agents,
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
DAWSON, Y.T.
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Mr and Mrs. Smith ancl child are
quests at the Queen's this week.
Mrs. Robert   Johnson,   Rivers   Inlet,
spent last week in town visiting friends.
Miss  Brushbrook, sister of Rev. Mr.
Brushbrook,  is  spending  the   summer
here.
Mr. A. G. Harris, manager for R.
Cunningham & Son, is quite ill this
week.
'J he Camosun will be a day late this
week on account of lying over for the
First in Vancouver.
.Mrs. Robert Burns returned from a
pleasant trip to Skagway and other
| dints north, this week.
.Miss McPherson, who has been teaching in tin' public school here, will leave
for Vancouver this week.
Mrs. Armstrong and family are spending the summer with Mr. Dempster,
manager of the B. A. cannery.
Miss Sadie Hilt/, who has been s] ending a few weeks in Essington, returned
to her home in Vancouver last week.
Ihe steamer Henriette landed the
first cargo of cattle for the season at
Morrow <.v. Frizzell's wharf on Monday.
The Skeena River Commercial Company are replacing the buildings destroyed in the recent lire for the use of
their employees.
Mr. Lou Kergen, medical student of
McGill university, has gone to Balmoral.
A biological treatise on the sock-eye is
looked for at the ciose of the season.
The new boiler for the Craigflower,
arrived on tlie steamer Vadso lastweek
ar.d is now being installed. It is expected she will be on her regular run
shortly.
W.C.Cameron, the genial postmaster,
launched his new green boat on Sunday, accomplishing a most successful
trial trip before a crowd of enthusiastic spectators.
The new hotel Caledonia was opened
this week which will greatly increase
the accomodation in town as there will
be about fifty rooms. These will be
steam heated later.
The shareholders of the Loyalist paid
a pilgrimage to the hot springs Monday-
evening. It is beleived that they will
have sufficiently recuperated in time to
produce an edition this week.
On Saturday the town began to take
on a natural ap] earance on the arrival
of the Indians from all parts of the
district to engage in the annual fishing,
'ihe streets are now quite busy and
many are the dusky salutations.
What might have been a serious fire
in the three storey "china house" sev-
e"al clays ago was only averted by the
prompt action of the fire brigade. A
coal oil lamj) was turned over but the
flames were extinguished before much
damage was done.
A "knock-down" church has been received this week by the Anglican congregation. This building is to replace
the one destroyed by the fire some
months ago. The foundation is already
laid ancl work will be prosecuted with
all vigor possible.
About a week ago a most successful
shot was fired at Neil Keith's camp.
There were about 1200 kegs of powder
ised, producing satisfactory results. A
number from Essington started over to
see the shot fired but were only in time
to review the remains.
The excursion to Prince Rupert on
the steamer St. Denis has created quite
a stir in town. Practically every per-
s(,n i;, going over to take in the sports
and en ov the dance in the evening. As
the Simpson band will be in attendance
;i jolly time is expected.
Mr. J. Jackson has completed his
new block on Dulferin street which
greatly adds to the appearance of that
part of the town. It will be occupied
by [BradStad, the jeweller, Noel &
Ward, general merchants, and Harrison.
Campbell & Mills, druggists.
McRae  Brothers, Stationers.
In our announcement sheet, issued on
the 19th instant, Messrs. McKay Bros.,
wholesale stationers, were mentioned.
This should have read McRae Brothers,
Ltd., wholesale and retail stationers,
etc.
McRae Brothers have just completed
their capacious store and warehouse on
Second avenue, near McBride. At present this building consists only of one
main floor ancl a basement. Later,
however, a gallery will be added which
will greatly facilitate the handling of
their large and varied stock. Prince
Rupert will have a store which will
specialise on general stationery ancl
office fixtures. A full line of wall paper will also be carried. They will carry
the Globe-Wernicke desks, tiling cabinets ancl office fixtures of Stratford.
Ontario. A large consignment of stock
has been received and tins store will be
in good running order for the July
trade.
Try a cruise on the yacht Narbethong.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The Gang Object.
Mr. Editor:
In Saturday's Empire reference to
the Essington gang is made. We are
not aware in Port Essington who this
may include, neither are we going to be
insulted by the editor of a Prince Rupert paper who has just arrived from
the cent belt. If the reference is made
to the Skeena Liberal Association, the
editor of The Empire will find it made
up of just as good as him or anyone
connected with that paper or with any
of the Houston Liberals, who have been
priming John this last year back about
what to write on the Telegraph line
question.
None of them draw a government
salary and at the same time act as
agent for the Dominion Express Co.,
also the McKenzie Bros., Steamship
Co., also the steamer Chieftain, also
run a coal business with the Telegraph
office at the hack door. We don't work
the " night operator " racket over here.
We may lie course hut not tiiat bad.
Port Essington men are able to look
after themselves without the assistance
of "The Empire" and ic ill becomes a
town that puts up as tank a layout as
can be found in connection with the
Telegraph office at Prince Rupert and
other sources, to make remarks about
any gang.
It the Emj ire will attend to its own
business Essington will do as she has
done for many years���look after herself,
and the "Essington gang" as you dub
them, are satisfied to meet any mud-
slinging that the Empire can print.
If it wants more it can have it by
just asking.
One ok the Essington Gang.
Port Essington,
June 2oth, 1909.
Fisheries Department's Good   Work.
Mr. John T. Williams, inspector of
fisheries for this district, with headquarters at Port Essington during the
summer, when seen by a representative
of this paper, remarked upon the phen-
omonally good run of spring salmon
this year and holds out every expectation of an equally good run of sockeye.
Four years ago the barricade up in the
Bakine Lake which had been in existence almost since time immemorial,
was removed, allowing the salmon to
ascend to their natural spawning beds
in large numbers. ri his barricade is
mentioned by Lather Maurice as far
back as 1858 in his early explorations,
and has been a great hindrance to the
salmon until it was removed by officers
af the fisheries department. The large
quantity of fry hatched that season are
due to return this year, which is the
chief reason for expecting a good run.
On the Copper river also obstructions
have been removed which for 20 years
have barred the ascent of the salmon
to the head waters where beautiful
spawning grounds lie. Last fall countless numbers of fish were seen at the
head waters of the Copper river which
conk! never be reached previously. The
removal of other obtructions to the
salmon are contemplated and they hope
to start the work this fall.
Mr. Williams wishes it clearly understood that the new regulations as regards Raspberry Island boundry will be
strictly enforced. Hitherto sock-eye
have been fished twelve miles beyond
Raspberry Island but through the recommendations of the fisheries commission the boundary has been lowered,
'there have been no other changes in
the regulations for this year of any important nature, although there have
been some minor ones.
Sock-eye fishing commences to-day
and it is expected there will be some
8(10 boats on the Skeena, 700 on Rivers
Inlet, and probably 400 on the Nass and
upper coast.
Conflagration at Jedway.
On Sunday, the 20th instant, fire consumed the entire plant of the Jedway
Lumber Company, a small tire started
near the boiler but was extinguished,
or at least left as being extinguished.
Several hours afterwards it broke out
again, but this time it had gained such
headway that the volunteer fire brigade,
although fighting to the last, could not
overcome it, ancl the entire mill was
destroyed. The loss is estimated at
$30,000, covered by insurance to the
amount of $15,000. It is the intention
of the company to rebuild immediately.
What might have proved a casualty
on Centre street the other evening was
only averted by the inherent determination to live on, to eat, drink, and make
merry on the part of that most popular
canine Heo. Emerging from beneath
the automobile, he raised his voice in
joyful thanks, given in that well known
wheezing so common around Centre
street.
Delegation to Victoria.
Since the public meeting of lastweek
Messrs. Thomas Dunn and J.C. McLennan have been appointed delegates to
represent the citizens before the government. The following, resolutions have
been passed for their .guidance:
That a clause be inserted in the act
of incorporation to the effect that
where it is necessary for any citizen to
build to permanent grades that such
work be certified to by government engineer, and his certificate for the cost
of such work be redeemed by the city
after its incorporation.
'lhat the   delegates impress upon the
government the importance of securing
to the city the entire water   supply   of
Lake Shawatlan and Lake Woodworth.
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Assay  Office for Piince Rupert.
Mr. J. W. Austin who was in town
last week looking over the situation left
on the Amur for Jedway and will return in the course of a fortnight to reside in Prince Rupert permanently,
when he will open up an assay office.
This should prove a great boon to local
prospectors, many ol whom use Prince
ktu, ert as headquarters, ancl now that
the surrounding districts have created
so much attention from the mining
man's point of view, it has been a great
inconvenience to have to send samples
to Vancouver to be assayed.
Big Price for a Shack.
About two years ago the Dominion
Government opened a customs office in
Prince Rupert, securing the site from
the railway company and erecting on
the same a tent with floor. This old
tent snack has been an eyesore and a
disgrace to any government.
On the 25tn instant, tenders were
called for this old crib, ancl notwithstanding the actual value of the shack
is about $25.00, it brought $450.00, the
site being considered a good one for
business purposes.
It will ue interesting to watch developments, for no doubt the G.T.P. will
ask tiie government if they guaranteed
possession of the land or sold the shack
only.
Conservatives Elect Officers.
A meeting of the local Conservative
Association was held in the Methodist
church on Thiy^jjav evening the 17th
instant. The purpose of the meeting
was for organization chiefly. The
following officers were elected:
President.���Dr. W. J. Quinlan.
1st Vice-President. ���J. A. Kirkpatrick
(re-elected).
2nd Vice-President.���J. C. McLennan.
Sec-Treas. ��� 'llios. Lewis (re-elected)
Executive.���J. D. Allan, A. Lee, N.
M. McNeil, M.D., A. W. Edge, J. A.
Johnston, H. S. Clements.
SS.
OF B.C LTD. Mrs. ��. Doners & Co.
The new Steel Passenger
ss. Camosiin
Leaves
Prince Rupert every Sunday
at 6 p.m. for Vancouver.
Northbound leaves Vancouver Thursdays at 9 p.m.
Rupert Road
Prince Rupert.
Dealers in
FLst-class Fare
Steerage
$18.00
5.00
The "Camosun" is the only steamer
on the run having water-tight bulkheads and double bottom, thus ensuring safety of passengers in case
of colision or wreck.
Gramaphones
Columbia
Full slock of
Double Disc and
Indestructible
Culinder Records
Millinery
Fancy Dress Goods Hosiery
Silks Nets
Laces Corsets
Uuderwear Ribbons
Blouses Skills
Petticoats Velvets
We sell  McCall Patterns, Embroidery, Silks, Stamped Linens.
A  beautiful   lot   of   imported
Silk Scarfs.
J. Y. ROCHESTER
Prince Rupert
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Agent for the Rat Portage Lumber    Company    of    Vancouver.
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C. F. SWAIN
Cor. of Center ancl Second Ave.
DOMINION
HOTEL
Furnished Rooms
First-Class Accommodation
Rupert Road       -       -     Prince Rupert
Littles News
Agency
Lowest Prices quoted for
Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and
Lumber of every Description.
Maple Leaf
Cafe
Knoxville.
Rupert Road
Meals at all Hours.
1. M. Stephens & Co.
Real Estate,
Insurance & Customs Brokers
Mines, Timber,
Sand, Gravel,
Stone and Clay
Call on us, or write for what you need.
P.O. Box 275.
PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.
NORTH COAST TOWING CO.
Tugs "McCullock and
"Topaz" All    Magazince,   Periodicals Open Day and Night.
Launce "Hopewell," <T&c. and Newspapers. | '	
Cigars, Tobaccos and Fruits, "
General  Towing and Passenger
Business.
Scows for Hire.
Inquire at office. P.O. Box 488
WARNING!
FULL COURSE DINNER
25c.
Luncheon   15c   up.
G.T.P. WHARF.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
F.  B.  BRATT
Accountant and Stenographer,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Electric  Wiring
and
Supplies
The Public are warned to keep away
away from all oonstruction work being
done by the Westholme Lumber Company.
Continuous blasting makes it dangerous.
WESTHOLME LUMBER CO.
Prince Rupert,
July 1st, 1H09.
H. G. MUNRO
Architect,
P.O. Box 49.     Prince Rupert, B.C.
A.  W.  AGNEW
Civil Engineer and Surveyor,
Reports plans, estimates ancl surveying,
Street grades sextant for building.
Lots surveyed and permanently referenced.
Office: Post office building.
A. T. Parkin & Co.
Centre Street.
FOREST & ARMSTRONG
Contractors   and   Builders
Store and Office Fittings.
Plans and Estimates.
Office: One block west of new theatre.

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