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 The Prince Rupert Optimist
A Newspaper for Northern British Columbia.
VOL. I,  NO. 14
Prince Rupert, B. C, Oct. 1, 1C39.
Price, Five Cents.
Prince   Rupert has  now a large colony of horses, animals accustomed to
city streets or country roads, but new to the plank walks.    The business streets
are sometimes crowded with drays and delivery wagons.    Supposing one of these
heavy teams should start on a mad rush down Centre street  or Second or Third |
avenues!   One shudders to think of the carnage that would lie in the wake of a j
mad runaway should it happen at a time when the school children and the ladies j
and the crowds of men are abroad on these walks.    There would be no escape.    A
runaway would never be able to pass another team on a 16-foot roadway.   Itj
would  mean  death  of  the  animals and   possibly to human beings.    This is a
danger that cannot be done away with while we have plank roads, but it can be
considerably  lessened  by  a  little  care.    The   police  should  issue  rules to all j
teamsters that any team left standing without a driver in charge should be tied
to a weight or hitching post.
Don't put yourself to bed with
a shovel.���Only dead ones can't
make good here. Keep in touch!
The Optimist is the royal road!
Five cents a copy or two dollars
a year.
Civil Service Commission Here
The manager of the B. C. Telephone Co. says that no deiinite action will
be taken in regard to  the   Prince  Rupert  system until Wm. T. Farrell returns i
from the Old Country.    Mr. Farrell will probably get a warm welcome-in Prince j
Rupert.    The  proposed   "definite  action" will  be a decision to leave this city
alone���or get the first black-eye for his ('ompany.
Some weeks ago The Optimist drew attention to the necessity of a building
inspector to see that inexperienced builders use a plan of construction that will
at least assure a measure of safety in this rather strenuous climate. Since then
several buildings have collapsed and others damaged through faulty construction,
proving the wisdom of The Optimist's suggestion. Several others have taken
up the question since then, including the Carpenters' Union. The fact that no
lives have been lost has been mere luck, and certainly human life will be sacrificed unless immediate action is taken. Every day buildings are going up that are
a constant menace tothe public. Newcomers/even though they may be practical
men, do not understand the danger of the muskeg and the gales of thte.couritry:
Why should we'Wait to teach them this lessorrjtt a .cost of human lifer?
' This office would probably come under tjSe authorityof the fife wardens.
At any rate they have sufficient power to see that a' building in which there will
be fire is socopstructed that it is not likely to, Collapse and start a conflagration
with the first wind.    Let the fire, w.ardeflts gefr/bUs'y.-7"'-; ���".;������
This week Prince Rupert has a distinguished visitor in M. B. Cotsworth.
Mr. Cotsworth is one of the commissioners appointed by the Provincial
Government to re-grade the civil service of the province. This commission,
of whom Wm. B. Sampson and John A.
Mara are also members, are thoroughly
examining into the work of every civil
servant in the employ of the government. Reports are being made on each
and every man. It is an attempt on the
part of the government to put the service on a business-like footing. The object is to eliminate from the service
party politics. By a thorough examination of every job ahd every man the
government will be in a position to reorganize the service, making merit
rather than pull the chief factor in appointments and promotions. A commission will be in charge, and by them
all appointments of civil servants shall
be made.
The work of this commission-is somewhat broader than was that of the
Dominion commission, as it includes
every man permanently in the employ
of the.government. '"'.Tnecommissioners
were appointed regardless of party, and
they are given a free hand so that the
old evil of favoritism shall be utterly
routed from the government service.
Prince Rupert will haye lighted
streets this winter. The pedestrians
who have been dropping over the edge
of the walks in the darkness, will have
some consolation for their bruises and
breaks. Premier McBride has said
"Let there be light," and he has put
up $6,000 to make good.
Some weeks ago The Optimist suggested a concerted movement to get
lighter streets. The Board of Trade
took it up, and President Thos. Dunn
was authorized to interview Premier
McBride and ask for funds to put in 24
gas street lamps, and some fire fighting
appliances. A telegram from Mr. Dunn
last week, announced the success of his
mission, and that $6,000 had been provided by the government. No further
details are available until Mr. Dunn's
return this evening, but as he was
authorized to purchase the lamps when
South, there is every probability that
the streets will be ablaze.
mmigrant Inspector Changed
-   v TV
..v-The Des-Momes system ol' municipal government has been largely ��>nH:proyed'by'arTa^is^pToduce
Morice River Coal
The coal of the Morice river, discov-1
ered and located  this  year,   has  be#n 1
a coke of i
^ent)$;'on throughout Anferlga, and the result of. that city's experiment has been 1 good quality. The basin is
^fe^he'i-.ju ahnofif every Big daily <\i tneVoentinen*. A'fter nH, their commis��'nti' occn^.jng 25 s.-:, 1- ,y*-.. 0
frWynUich -\\keii village council1, where five men are in absolute'control of the   '^"K   '"   ;1   convent n**hli
* v
is "very
corporation's affairs. The fact that success and economy has attended the efforts
of these five commissioners is due to the fact that they are good men, and not
because they were elected in a particular way. The Des Moines system was
altered only after graft and extravagance became intolerable. The business men
rose up and smote the evil. Good clean men were ready to take hold, ancl the
electors were ready to take them. Will they do so when the next election comes
along? Will the politics of the partisan and of the grafter be content to continue
beaten?   Can Des Moines keep its good men?
These are questions our citizens must decide on. If Prince Rupert has a
commission form of government we want high grade men and we want to keep
them. Under any elective system the chances are against attaining that object,
and by the ordinary election it is almost impossible.
Des Moines holds a primary election which is open to all comers.    After
the ballots of the primary all but the highest running for any office are struck
out and only  two go to the poll  at the deciding election.    This is certainly an
improvement on the old method.
In Winnipeg the Board of Control,  who  are paid Commissioners forming
the Executive, are also elected.    The City Council, however, is the real power.
They are elected for two-year terms.    The Winnipeg plan is giving fair results,
but the criticism is frequently made that its Board of Control should have more
power and its Council less.
When Prince Rupert adopts a system it should bean improvement on that.
Have you a plan or a suggestion?   The Optimist columns are open to you.    All
communications must be accompanied by  the name of. the writer, although the
name will be withheld if so desired.
a large one,
r mere _;ipr'
ace to he
reached by a short spur from the main
line of the G.T.P. F. M. Dockril
staked the ground in the interest of the
Bulkley valley people.��� Omineca Herald
Duncan Ross At Work
Duncan Ross has a gang of 20 men at
work building a wagon road and putting
up permanent quarters for the winter
work. His contract of 4 miles commences about one mile from the Haquel-
gate Indian village, and continues from
there up tbe Bulkley river. From
Hazleton to his camp will be about
eight miles by the road, but considerably less in an air line. It will probably be about a month before everything
is in readiness to commence work on
the grade.���Omineca Herald.
: ��� ��� o������
Big Real Estate Deals On Second Ave.
Mr. O. M. Helgerson sold his 60ft.
corner on Second avenue and Second
street, to Mr. C. Planitz, of the British
Columbia Real Estate Syndicate. The
price paid was $300 a foot.
Mr. Planitz sold lots 16 and 17 in block
12 on Second avenue, belonging to Mr.
Helgerson, to an outside investor for
the price of $12,500. There wili be a
splendid brick block erected <Vi the. e
lots at an early date.
Thos.  Lewis left for Vancouver 0
the Princess Royal Saturday.
Go  T0  F
Alder Block Open
This week saw three new businesses
start in the Alder block, which is fast
approaching completion. The North
('oast Commercial Co. which has been
operating in Port Essington, have
opened a men's furnishing establishment. J. J. Sloan and the North Coast
Co., are so well known in the district
that an introduction is unnecessary.
The tidy windows of the store are an
index to the stock carried within.
M. Weinstein who formerly operated
a tailor shop on the Rupert road, has
started a similar shop in this new block.
Mr. Weinstein is carrying a fine line of
imported tweeds and suitings.
The Brin Furniture Co. are likewise
getting into shape to compete in the
local furniture market. Mr. Brin is
starting an innovation in the town by
opening a credit house.
W. W. Leach, of the department of
mines, who has been working in the
vicinity of Hazleton this past season,
came down on the Hazleton, leaving on
the Beatrice for Ottawa on Wednesday.
Swanson Bay Pulp Mill
Mr. J. M. MacKinnon,   general manager of the Canadian   Pacific   Sulphite
Pulp Company, is in Vancouver,   from
Swanson   Bay.     He   reports   that   the
manufacture   of   pulp   began    at   the
works on Monday last, and by this time
pulp will have been produced.    Already
orders have been received from Japan,
ancl   the   next   freighter  going   to the
Orient will carry some of British  Col-
I umbia's   first  pulp.     Previous   to   the
starting of the machinery, the making
i of   acid   was  proceeded with,   and an- :
I alyses have demonstrated that the acid ,
' produced at the works is of the very
i highest grade.
The Canadian Pacific Sulphite Pulp
Company has expended about $800,000
in the establishment of this new industry, and there is every prospect that
success will attend its operations. Its
capacity is 25 tons per day. I
R. C. Hyde, of Spokane, Wash., is
building on the corner of Third ave. ancl
Fifth st. This will be a store 24x40,
and a large warehouse in the rear.
The place has been leased by J
Merry field.
Mark is 27 years of age, and known to every resident of the city. He is
a Metlakatla Indian ���an exemplary type of the civilized native. He was
educated in the Indian Industrial School, and knows several trades. He is one
of the chief councillors of the tribe, ancl officiates as interpreter. During the
visit of the Premier and of the Governor-General he presented addresses to them
E. I from the natives of his village. Mark is engaged on the Skeena river line of
'boats, but does a little in real estate on the side.
The Local Liberals Refused to Recognize
Dr. Eggert's Appointment, and
Raised a Row
There is trouble in the Liberal camp.
The evil of the patronage system is
coming home to roost, and the officers
of the local association have a nice
mess on their hands.
It is all over the appointment to the
office of immigrant inspector, ancl the
attending salary of $1,500 a year. Dr.
Eggert was appointed some ago, but
to-day he is to give up the office, and
Dr. Reddie is to take it up.
Some weeks ago The Optimist announced the creation of the office and
the appointment of Dr. Eggert to fill it.
The Doctor had been advocating the
appointment of an immigrant inspector
for many Jmonths, and through the influence of the ex-member of the riding,
Mr. Sloan, he was selected to fill the
job when the department got ready to
appoint an inspector for this post. The
local Liberal Association first heard of
it through The Optimist, and they were
"For a year or more the Liberal
party here was a joke," said the president of the association to The Optimist,
' 'but we 're-organized, and have some
of the most prominent citizens of the
city now at its head. You know ancl
everybody knows, that all these appointments must be recommended by
the local association. We never heard
of it until we saw it in the paper.
When Hon. Wm. Templeman arrived
here on his return trip from the North,
we had a talk with him. EveYi he
knew nothing but what he saw in the
paper. We intimated very plainly that
if Vancouver Liberals were going to
run the patronage they could also run
the elections. We would quit. The
minister did not state what he would
do, but the next we heard of it was the
change in officers. It is a most regrettable affair."
Naturally Doctor Eggert's friends
yiV sore. The appointment is worth
$1,500 a year. Dr. Reddie who gets it.
already has an appointment as Indian
Doctor for Metlakatla. It is worth$60
a month, requiring a trip to the Indian
village once a week.
The local Liberals claim that the appointment was made by Bob Kelly of
Vancouver, and they refuse to be overlooked even though the office hacL been
canvassed prior to the re-organization
of the local association.
"As far as we know," said one, Dr.
Eggert may be a Tory. But anyway
it is a matter of principle with us."
The other side say that Bob Kelly
had nothing to do with the appointment,
and it would appear as though he had
not, for he was with the Minister in
the North, and the Minister did not
It is learned that Dr. Eggerts was
first slated for the position nearly two
years ago, while he was in Montreal.
After coming out here, he met a number of trachoma and scarlet fever cases
brought in by men at the camps, which
he reported to the immigration department. It was practically owing to [his
interest and energy in the work, that he
received the appointment. Dr. Reddie,
who came from Colorado about two
years ago, made his first application
last winter, after Hon. Templeman's
election. Wm. Sloan, who gave his
seat up to the Minister, naturally
thought his recommendation would go
through with the seat. It went through
but it does not hold.
When seen by The Optimist, Dr.
Eggert was rather reticent about talking of the affair, he said he felt he had
been unfairly treated, so preferred to
let the matter drop. His friends do
not take it as calmly.
The Conservatives of the Omineca
district met at Aldermere on SepL
22nd, and formed a central association.
The president is E. H. Hicks Beach, of
Hazleton, Chas. Norris, of Bulkley, is
vice-president, and Fred Field, of
Hazleton, is secretary. There are 17
on the Executive, which will hold i's
first meeting on Oct. 6.
W. L. Somerville, representing
American capital, has obtained a
$60,000 working bond on four claims on
Nine Mile mountain, owned by G. A.
Rosenthal and Hugh Harris, of Hazleton. Work will commence this fall.
The showing on the properties concerned in this deal is one of the best in
the district, having a strong lead with
30 inches of steel galena running $100
per ton in silver and lead. CHURCH SERVICES.
Roman Catholic Church.
Parochial Mass will be held (D.V.) every Sunday
and Festival of obligation at 10.80 a.m. and evening service at 7.30 o'clock. Sunday school at 2
p.m.   Low Mass daily at 7.30 a.m. ,
Church on Fifth Avenue and Fulton Street.
REV. F. KIENTZ, D.L., Rector.
Prince Rupert Real
Estate Exchange
St. Andrew's Hall, Church of England.
Sunday Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m., Holy
Communion first Sunday in month, 11 a.m.; Sunday School 2 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church.
Sunday Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 pm. Sabbath
School at 2.30 p.m.
REV. W. J. KIDD, H.A..15.D.. Pastor.
Methodist Church.
Sunday  Services at 11 a.m. and 7.311 p.m.; Sunday School at 2.311 p.m.
C. F. CONNOR. M.A.. B.U., Pastor.
Sawmill Co.
A large stock of dry finishing lumber on hand. Boat
lumber a specialty. Delivery
made at short notice.
Our prices are as low as any.
Call on us before ordering.
Office: Cor. Centre St. & First Ave.
R. A. White
Real Estate, Insurance, Farm Lands,
Mines and Timber
I have call for lots at reasonable
prices in all parts of the townsite, especially First, Second, and Third avenues West, and Sixth avenue. If you
have lots for sale, furnish me particulars.
Farm  lands for sale in the interior
and near Prince Rupert.
Settlers located on pre-emption.
P.O. DRAWER 368.
The purpose of this organization is to
promote the real estate interests of
Prince Rupert, to encourage the friendly co-operation of owners and agents,
and to secure uniformity in charges for
the sale and managemeut of property.
One chief object of the organization I
is to bring within the reach of the in-;
vesting public the best available list of \
properties for sale. To this end the \
members of the Exchange contribute j
their best offerings toward the compila-!
tion of a list which is daily revised by I
the Secretary and is procurable at the
office of each member.
Birnie & McLauchlan.
Prince Rupert Agencies.
���   James Anderson
B.C. Real Estate Syndicate, Ltd.
H. N. Boss
G. R. Naden Co., Ltd.
Rupert City Realty ancl Information Bureau, Ltd.
G. B. Emmerson.
S. Harrison & Co.
M. M. Stephens & Co.
Peck, Moore & Co.
C. B. Schreiber & Co., Ltd.
C. D. Rand.
Pattullo & Radford.
David H. Hays.
McCaffery & Gibbons
Prince Rupert Securities, Ltd.
George E. Gibson.
The Helgerson-Leonard Co.
Law-Butler Co.
Christiansen & Brandt.
The Hub Real Estate Office.
The Potato Crop
Potatoes and all other vegetables will
be up to the average point this season.
The usual yield ot 300 bushels to the
acre is expected. Last year's yield netted local ranchers a little better than
$450 per acre, with potatoes selling at
$2.50 per hundred lbs. They will not
be below that price this year. It is
claimed that the potatoes grown at Copper River and along the Skeena surpass
in both size and quality* the famous
"Greeley" potato of Greeley, Colorado.
���Big Canyon Weekly.
In last week's issue, through a typographical error in C. D. Newton's advertisement, Mr. Newton was advertised as a member of the Real Estate
Exchange, whereas he desired to emphasize the fact that he is not a member of
the Exchange.
Hardware Co.
Second Ave, near Government Buildings
Social Reform
While in Prince Rupert Mr.Cotsworth,
of the Grading Commissioners, who is
deeply interested in social reform, on
Monday evening invited a number of
prominent citizens of the town to discuss local social conditions with him in
the court room. Movements such as
have been started by Lever, Cadbury,
and many others in the old country,
were cited. A social hall was deemed
an absolute necessity by the men present. The opinion was expressed that
if such an institution were in existence
it would allow the free intercourse of
the working men. It is, in other words,
a club for the working man that is
wanted. The long winter evenings are
at hand. The present fire hall has, so
far, served in a very crude way the
needs of the men. Something more
adequate is required now. Notice was
drawn to the fact that the carpenters
have taxed themselves $10 a piece to
start a building if only a site could be
be secured. Several thought that the
government could well enough supply
this, if only to lease a lot for a term of
years. The meeting broke up without
any definite action having been   taken.
Little's News
All    Magazines,   Periodicals
and Newspapers.
Cigars, Tobaccos and Fruits.
Deacon & O'Reilly
0R Fine
Union Transfer & Storage Co.
Do a general Transfer Business
Piano   and  Safes   moved  at  our risk.
Five Days Free Storage.
Why be without
Suit Made to
Fit and Workmanship Guaranteed.
We receive shipments on every boat.
Groceries, Fruits and Canned
J. E. Merryfield
Centre Street
Prince Rupert
G.T.P. Hotel Building.
Don't Fail
to see me if you contemplate
BUILDING. Prices Right. Good
Let Me Figure Your Lumber j
Bill anjl (Save You Money!
SPRUCE        FIR       CEDAR
Large selection of Sash, Doors and
Mouldings I
Corner Sixth Ave & Tatlow Street
Prince Rupert.
As its name indicates
The   First Hotel in Northern
British Columbia
Both in cuisine and appointments. Electric lighted
throughout. Baths on
every floor, free to guests.
Hose reels throughout house
with ample pressure for
fire protection.
European and American Plans
Commercial Rates.
J.E.G1LM0RE -   -  Manager.
C. D. Rand - Real Estate
Owned and operated by the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway on
the American arid European plan.
Excellently furnished, with
steam heat, electric light, and all
modern conveniences, being absolutely first-class in every respect.
The appointments and service
are equal to any hotel on the
Rates: $1 to $3.50 per day.
G. A. Sweet, Manager.
This is to Announce that Our New Office
on Second Avenue is Open for Business.
Our Specialty is Prince Rupert Real Estate.
Store or Office for rent.
Painting and Papering
Calsomining, etc.
High-class work at reasonable figure.
W. S.D. Smith & Son
Fraser St. near Seventh St.
is the m*st celebrated clothing
in Canada for wear, style and
Sole Agents for Prince Rupert.
Prince Rupert GEO. D. TITE
Our Stock of Goods is
now arriving daily and
record values await
you in Housefurnishings.
No effort will be spared
to give the people of
Prince Rupert the best
prices and quality" to
be obtained.
Dining Room Furniture.
Bed Room Furniture.
Office Desks, Tables and
Carpets, Squares, Linoleum.
Upholstering of all kinds to order
and etc. will be given special
Brass and  Iron Beds
Sole Agents for the  "Restmore
GEO. D. TITE, Third Avenue, ��*&
YOU INSURE your PROPERTY to protect you against
loss by fire ?
Why not insure YOURSELF
to protect you against loss by
sickness or accident?
Why not insure YOURSELF
to protect your wife and family
in case of death ?
Call and talk the matter over.
F. B. Deacon
Real Estate and
Insurance . . .
Open Evenings.
Ottawa, Ont, Sept. 15-Sir Charles
Rivers Wilson, president of the Grand
Trunk Railway; Chas. M. Hays, vice-
president ancl general manager, accompanied by a party of officials, including
Mr. E. J. Chamberlain, manager of the
Grand Trunk Pacific, have arrived in
Ottawa on their return from a trip of
inspection over the Western lines. The
party is spending the day in the capital, and this morning went for an
automobile trip around the city.
Sir Charles Rivers Wilson and Mr.
Hays saw Sir Wilfrid Laurier, but
they deny that there was any particular significance to be attached to the
talk they had with the Premier. Sir
Charles, they explained, naturally desired to call upon Sir Wilfrid and took
advantage of his visit to the city to
do so.
It is quite likely however, that
shortage of men on the mountain section of the G.T.P. was a subject of
discussion between Sir Wilfrid and the
men who are building such an important section of the transcontinental
The seriousness of the situation arising out of the fact that, it is practically
impossible to get a sufficient number of
white laborers on the coast to complete
| the line  in anything like  the specified
[ time was made clear recently  by Mr.
, Collingwood Schreiber, chief consulting
engineer for the Government.
Mr. Hays, when spoken to about the
; matter this morning, said that he fully
concurred with what Mr. Collingwood
Schreiber had said. Mr. Hays added
that it would he strange if the Grand
Trunk Pacilic is the only transcontinental railway which will not be permitted
j to use  whatever  labor is  available  in
\ order to complete its line.
Centre St.across from the Iroquois Pool Room
Plans and Estimates Furnished.
Sixth Street, Third Avenue.
Box 126. Prince Rupert.
Manufacturers of
Sodawater, Syrups, Mineral Water, etc.
Wholesale dealers in
Beer,  Cider and   Cigars.
The Coquitlam discharged lumber on
The Canpac brought a scow of lumber
up from Swanson Bay mills, the fore
part of the week.
The Coquitlam discharged 60,000 ft.
of lumber for Gilfillan, as well as a
mixed cargo early this week.
The Native returned from Stewart
on Monday morning. She carried eleven
passengers up and two back. The
weather was very rough.
The City of Seattle had to tie up
alongside the Crown of Galica on Tuesday. Wharf room is at a premium now.
She picked up two or three passengers for the south.
The May passed through port north
bound Saturday evening. She had some
of the machinery for the P. Burns &
Co. 's new plant at Kitselas. Mr. Francis,
the genial wireless operator, was taking
a holiday this trip.
The Princess Beatrice arrived Monday
night. She discharged a couple of cars
of hay for P. Burns & Co. at Foley
Welch & Stewart's warehouse, to be
sent to Kitselas. The G.T.P. warehouse
was so full that it was necessary to
wait until the Port Simpson loaded,
and the cartage men had a few hours'
work in before any more freight could
he received.
The Royal, south bound, called on
Saturday morning. She hail about 24
cabin passengers as well as a number of
decks. Her stem was battered up somewhat, she having run into floating ice
in thi' north. Captain Robertson, the
pilot, was in charge of the boat, as
Captain Hughes had been stricken with
an attack of paralysis. On leaving this
port a straight run was made to Vancouver.
The Humboldt arrived in port north
bound Tuesday afternoon. On her trip
up she was running neck and neck with
the Cottage City, when the latter gave
a signal of distress. Hastening to her
assistance the Humboldt found that the
other boat had lost her propeller. The
passengers and baggage were immediately transferred. The Humboldt then
proceeded north, leaving the Cottage
City at Bella Coola. Among the passengers who were on the disabled boat
was Governor Clarke, who was on his
way to Alaska to assume office. The
appointment of governor was made last
May to take effect upon the expiration
of the present term, or on October 1st.
Ask for Challenge brand of eggs.
12 H.P. "FERRO!' with Reverse Clutch
and all latest improvements.
Western "STANDARD" Marine,
Mining and Stationary Gas
"PALMER" Gasoline Engines
"FERRO" Gasoline Engines
Make it a point before placing your orders for plant
and machinery to consult us. We are in the
field to supply the wants of Northern British
Columbia in machinery, and have the plant, tools,
material and mechanics at hand to expedite things.
P.O. BOX 515
Clarke  & Ives
Manufacturers Agents and Wholesale Produce Dealers.
The finest lines of Eggs,   Butter,   Hams   and   Bacon
always in Stock.    Fruits of all kinds in season.
Mail  Orders  Will   Receive  Prompt  Attention.
A Weekly Newspaper devoted  to the News and
Interests of Prince  Rupert and the North
Coast of British Columbia.
Subscription price, in Canada, per year, ���
To Foreign Countries,   -
' 1. R. T. Sawle, Editor and Manager.
G. L. Machines, Secretary-Treasurer.
Reading Notices, Business Locals, and all advertisements not specifically contracted for, will be
charged at ten cents per line, each insertion. All
advertising without instructions will be run until
ordered out.
Legal Notices, ten cents per line each insertion.
Land Notices, W) days,        ...      -      $7.00
Inches Iw'K     2w'KS     :i w'ks    1 m'th   8 M'THS
1 50 1 75 2 (10
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There is the promised reduction in
the telegraph rates, the improved mail
service, the new boat to the islands, the
wireless system, the public buildings,
and a number of other items of some
import still requiring their attention.
These have been pending many weeks,
but apparently the powers that be are
too busy with petty family quarrels to
give attention to public business.
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PRINCE RUPERT, B.C.,   Oct. 1,   1909
The Hon. Wm. Templeman was probably right when he states that Colling-
wood     Schreiber     might   have   been J are  cutting  timber  into  cordwood   as
Repairing Gold Creek Trail
Foreman Richard Lowery and fifteen
men went to work on the Gold Creek
trail last week.
For this work the Provincial Government has appropriated $1,500. This
sum is sufficient to place the trail in
first-class shape for teaming for a distance of three miles from Kitselas,
which  will  enable  local  ranchers who
incorrectly reported when he made the j they clear their land, to haul it to town
statement that the G.T.P. would not be < an�� se}1 at a5air Pnefc\,.       oi ,    ..
..... , .. ...     ,  .. Early  next spring  tins  wagon trail
finished for a long time without the | will have to De continUed into the Bulk-
importation of Oriental labor. Mr. i ley Valley, otherwise the settlers of the
Schreiber is also credited with saying j Bulkley Valley and miners in the hills
that   the   contractors   could   only   o-Pt I will have a hard time getting their sup-
2,000 men to work on this end of the
. transcontinental, at $3 a day and board.
Everyone knows that is incorrect, and
so does Mr. Schreiber, because he only
left here a few weeks ago after investigating the work.
Last summer,   by   the   contractors'
own statements, there were 3,000 men
on the work,  and   many   of  them   re-
l ceived $2.50 per clay.    They paid $5.25
per week for board. It is also well
known that it is difficult to keep men
on the work here, because of the continual wet weather and the heavy expense the men were under for living
and clothes. But now that the work
has advanced into the dry belt, this
lifficulty will be overcome. The laborers will not only find the work and
climate more agreeable, but it will be
harder to get out. Undoubtedly a
larger number of men can be secured
for the interior work than on the
Even if the more favorable conditions
cannot induce sufficient white laborers
to take up the work, in order to get it
finished in time, it is still unnecessary
te import Orientals. There are sufficient
Oriental laborers now in this country,
and there is nothing to prevent the
contractors engaging them if they
choose. There are 1,600 Japs fishing on
the Skeena river alone this summer.
They are available. There are many
thousands of them in the South. If the
contractors want Oriental labor, they
can get it. though it is very doubtful
if the Jap \vould#aceept anything less
than $3 a day. The contractors possibly
do not want the Orientals. Certainly they i
have not yet tried to employ those already in the counir/, and Premier
Laurier is authority for stating that
they have not asked to import any.
The philanthropy of M. B. Cotsworth
in proposing a public hall for the use of
the working men, and for general
amusement purposes, is not likely to
meet with much enthusiasm here. To
begin with, the citizens have a great
many undertakings already underway
which draw heavily upon their time
ancl purse. These must be put through.
However, Prince Rupert would not
quit for that cause alone. If such a
hall as that proposed were necessary
from a charitable point of view, the
citizens would provide it, but Prince
Rupert working men have plenty of
means of their own to build such a
hall if they want one, ancl if they do
not want one they certainly would not
patronize it if it were presented to
them. Prince Rupert needs organization in many respects, but not chanty.
plies in during railroad construction.
Big Canyon Weekly.
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ju and Goose Bay every  Wed- *f
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jl Sailing   south   every   Friday 3
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J Steamer   J.   L.  Card, 2
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5 Peck, Moore & Company, agents
JJ First Avenue and 2
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is  the  place  for
Pure Ice   Cream
Made from Pure Cow's Cream.
All the Delicacies of the Season.
Victrola  always  playing  Highest  Class  Records and Popular  Hits
of  the   season.
Leaves Prince Rupert for
Vancouver, Sunday",
October 3rd, at 12 noon
instead of 6 p.m., for
this trip.
Patronize Home Industry
Our stock of Suitings is
second to none in the province.
Have your clothes fitted when
they are being made, then
they will fit.
A tailor specially for renovating.
M. WEINSTEIN       -       Prop.
Located on
Sixth Street, bet. Second and Third Aves. i
Teaming, Cartage and
Transfer  Contracting
Coal Agency"        d&
Electric  Wiring
Roeal Estate, Insurance,
Farm   Lands,  Financial
Farm and Fruit Lands along
the line of the G.T.P. Railway.    Write for prices.
Three Good Timber Limits.
Best Pile Timber in Northern B.C.,
with logging plant complete, mnst be
One Third Interest in the largest mercantile business in Northern B.C.
Business and Residential Property in all
sections of Prince Rupert. Largest
list to select from.
Headquarters for Skeena River and Bulk-
ley Valley Farm Lands. Several
choice blocks at a low price.
Prince Rupert Securities, Limited.
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mm^\ \mm<m^ Wmm^ W. ANGLE & CO.
A. T. Parkin & Co.
Centre Street.
Rough and Dressed
General Contractors
Contractors, Builders
and Valuators. . .
Get our prices before Building.
Estimates promptly given on
Cor. Fulton St. and Sixth Ave.
Prince Rupert
Agent for the Rat Portage Lumber    Company   of   Vancouver.
Lowest Prices quoted for
Sash, Doors, Mouldings, and
Lumber of every Description.
We have a beautiful assortment of the finest cuttings in glass.
The correct thing for wedding presents.
Our silverwrre  consists of various line from  the  most reliable
Estimates Furnished
Box 438
If you want 1857 Roger's, or any other reliable make, you will
have no trouble in selecting what you require from our stock.
It is not credible to the local Liberal
party, tne sitting member, or the Ottawa government, that the first result
of the local Liberals' effort to do something for Prince Rupert is the discharge   of  an   official   without   cause.
The Public are warned to keep away |
away from all construction work being
done by the  Westholme Lumber Com-)
Continuous   blasting   makes   it   clan-
Prince Rupert,
July 1st, 1909. '
Prince Rupert
Tent and
Tents, Awnings
Pack Sacks,
Bags, Sails,
Camp Furniture, I
Canvas goods of
every    descrip-
Don't wait for a wet day to select an umbrella anyday now is the
The    Reliable   Jeweller.
Mail Orders Promptly attended to.
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The machinery for the sash and door
factory on Seventh avenue arrived this
There will be a full docket for
Stipendiary Magistrate Manson upon
his return.
The Knox hotel is charged with selling
liquor. The case was laid up until the
Government Agent's return to the city.
The Oyster Bay Cafe is opening in
Hart's block on Second avenue. They
have neat quarters and a good location.
A Montenegrin was brought down
from one of the camps this week to the
hospital. He has a very hadly smashed
leg and amputation will be necessary.
A. T. Sanders delivered a most interesting and instructive lecture on
South Africa, in St. Andrews hall Wednesday evening.
C. F. Swanson is calling a public
meeting on Oct. 9 at Swanson's Landing to discuss the jumping of a land
claim, and some timber limit trouble.
The Maple Leaf Cafe has been torn
clown this week. Mr. Young is adding
a wing to the rooming house of the
same name, on Third avenue. He will
serve regular meals in connection with
the rooming house, and will possibly
run a lunch counter, although it will
not be open continuously.
The Optimist is this week indebted to
Mr. Cotsworth for an illustrated booklet dealing with the resources of British
Columbia. It is a most interesting
book, as well as a beautiful one. With
it were also a number of maps which
likewise are very full of information,
chiefly of a geological nature. Some of
the information contained in these will
be given next week.
Thomson Block, Second Avenue.
Merryfield & McEwen
General Merchants
Headquarters for Miners',
Trappers' and Prospectors'
Kitselas,    B. C.
A   Thrilling   Experience   of   Two   Men
Bound for Rupert in a Gasoline
Buffetted by wind and sea,  her engines  dead,   neither   food   nor   water
aboard, the Kuro Suna found herself at
last 80 miles above Port Simpson, when
Prince   Rupert   was   her   destination.
Wednesday morning the sun was shining brightly  at  Rose  Spit.    The sea
j was like glass.    Everything was beau-
��� tiful when  the  gasoline  launch  Kuro
I Suna set out for Prince Rupert, with
J Arthur Pearson and Walter H. Parsons
: aboard.    The wind arose, rain fell, and
| Brown Passage became a raging sea.
i Chatham Sound lashed itself-into fury,
j when alas for the little Kuro Suna her
j engines   refusing   to   work,   she   was
[ driven   before   the   storm.     Darkness
j came  on   ere   the   engine   would   turn
i over,  even  on two cylinders.    Finally
; she  got  under  power   again,   and the
frail craft was headed for shore.    Her
escape from the breakers was miraculous, only the extreme tide at this season  floated  her over them.    Daylight
with a calmer sea showed the jagged
edges of the reefs on  all sides.    Running under   two  cylinders,   the  party
made port last evening.    After a good
dinner and a night's rest, they appear
little the worst of their experience.
R. Reed came in from Aberdeen,
Chief Constable Vickers has been confined to the house since last Sunday.
Nick Schafer, of Lawn Hill, Graham
Island, is in the city for a few days.
Miss Kergin of Port Simpson has
been spending a few days in town this
Dan. McPhee, after an absence of
five months, came down from Stewart
on Saturday.
J. H. Rogers, after a couple of weeks
in Seattle, returned on the Humboldt
on Tuesday.
J. Sharpe, Hudson Bay factor at
Port Simpson, came in on the Native
Monday morning.
Mrs. D. McLeod left for Seattle to
attend her sister, who is seriously il'.
She will be gone for some time.
Mrs. F. E. Leach, after several
weeks in Vancouver, returned last
week, to spend the winter on Wolfe
Frank Bowness of the Exchange
Grill, is in San Francisco purchasing
furniture for the new restaurant on
Second avenue.
John Conway has removed from Port
Simpson to Prince Rupert. Mr. Conway will be connected with the civil
service entirely now.
This week, H. S. Ives, of the firm of
Clarke & Ives, was joined by his wife
and family, who will reside on Eighth
avenue, near McBride.
Bert Campbell, formerly of Port Essington, is spending a few clays in the
district. Mr. Campbell is disposing of
some timber claims up the river.
John Douglas, late of the Rupert Inn
staff, left on the Port Simpson for Al-
dermere. Mr. Douglas, or more commonly known as "Jack," will spend a
few months in the district.
Hats! Hats!
Short Prices Reach
Tall Values at our
Hat Department
We have given this department special attention and you will find it
well stocked with this
seasons latest shapes and
We Make Hat Buying easy
Brandt Co.
Skeena Site for Fish Industry
For the purpose of locating a plant
and buildings with which to prosecute
various branches of the fishing industry,
Geo. E. Beams has purchased from
John A. Thompson some 200 acres of
land, including about 3500 feet of waterfront, at the mouth of the Skeenariver:
The site is about fourteen miles from
Prince Rupert.
Mr. Beams is a Canadian-born Newfoundlander. It is understood that he
intends to colonize his new location of
ground with Newfoundland fishermen.
Among the branches of work he will
engage in will be the utilization of the
waste of all the Skeena river canneries
lor the manufacture of fish guana. As
the supply of the waste is next to inexhaustible, it is believed the new
undertaking will prove profitable.
On account of the location of the site
chosen for the plant, it is thought it
will be made a port of call for the
river vessels, as soon as wharf accommodation are constructed.���Charlotte
City News.
Encouraging Home Industry
An interesting event happened at the
home of Mr. J. Falkener last Wednesday night, when the birth of a son and
heir was announced. We understand
that the Townsite Co. will present the
baby with a lot as a memento of the
occasion of it being the first white baby
born in the townsite.���Charlotte City
Born.���on September 29th, to Mr. and
Mrs. T. F. Sutherland a son.
The Beatrice left for Vancouver
Wednesday with the following list of
passengers: Mr. Strickhouse, J. Proud-
foot, Harry Mountain, W. F. Taylor,
Uno Bjorkland, Mrs. J. H. Gray, C. S.
Edwards and wife, Mrs. Bostrome, W.
W. Leach, J. F. Walter, H. Bailey, A.
St. Clair Brindle, Geo. Macdonnell, W.
M. Maude, A. Maine, F. L. McPhad-
den and wife, Mrs. Kennedy and the
three Willis children, J. A. Kirkpatrick,
D. McPhail, W. Patterson, Nick Dabi-
zinokich, W. Whitlaw, H. Lomax, Geo.
McGaugheyand wife, Miss McGaughey,
Mrs. Bailey and wife, Mr. Peter Wallace and wife, Misses Wallace (2), Mrs.
Dan McLeod, Mr. Johnston, F. J.
Hobbs and wife, E. H. Fletcher; F. P.
Sutherland, Mrs. Donaldson, T. Burn-
side, E. H. King, A. Laidlaw.
The May arrived in port early Thurs-'
day morning, picking up 28 passengers:
Ed. Torkelson, Mrs. Cline, Miss Jessie
LaGrange, P. D. Booth, G. Downton,
H. Cornwall, R. H. Bolley, W. Ellis,
N. F. Townsend, H. B. Cannon, L. E.
Oliver, Sol. Cameron, F. Fritz, J. E.
Kellett, J. Burns, J. Campbell, P. J.
Higgins, Fred. Hasselberg, G. Mailing,
A. Schliavan, Jos. Bastista, J. R. Phillips, Ed. Anderson, S. Roop, Fred.
Deane, F. H. Cook, C. H. Tingley, E.
L. Johnson.
The Amur arrived in port at 10 o'clock
Wednesday evening, with a large number of the Islanders. She experienced
very dirty weather.
The Quadra is engaged in the hauling
of supplies for the new wireless station
now in the course of erection at Skide-
Yesterday there was a 25-foot tide at
13:56. This raised the river boats almost on a level with the wharf.
The Native made a special trip up to
Stewart on Tuesday morning, with a
party of men.
On Tuesday night the Skeena rose 3
feet.    Navigation is very good.
The River Boats
Kitselas, B. C, October 1 (special to
The Optimist).���Operator left here at
8:30 a.m. for Prince Rupert.
Port Simpson arrived at 8 a.m. and
will leave for Hazelton at 10:20 a.m.
Distributor is due to reach here at 3
p.m. to-day.
Hazelton due here at 4 p.m.
Weather is rainy, calm, cool. Water
1 ft. 3 in. above zero.
Conveyor left Prince Rupert at 2 p.m.
to-day for Mile 149.
Skeena will sail Saturday morning for
Skeena river way ports to Copper river.
Omineca will leave tomorrow for the
Big Canyon.
"Male Attire*
Some people have an idea that if you want a really
first-class job of printing you have to send to Vancouver for it. If YOU have that notion, beat it. The
Optimist print shop can equal any job of letterpress
printing that Vancouver can produce.
We do not ask you to accept our word for it; turn
your next job into us and we will prove it. You get
prompt service, have the privelege of seeing a proof,
and the prices are right.
High Grade Stationery
Is a  Specialty.
The Telephone Question
The committee of the Board of Trade
to whom was left tht question of dealing
with the telephone service for the city,
have been busy getting information and
putting a few things up to the government. The committee is in receipt of a
proposition from a local company to put
in a system, and binding themselves to
turn it over to the city any time within
five years. The company is prepared
to give the public 40 per cent, of the
stock, and offers a fixed price for the
'phone. The committee refused to deny
or confirm the information. The Council
of the Board of Trade are now consider
ing the proposition. They met Monday,
and some deal will doubtless be consummated with the business men in a
few days.
Weather Report for the Past Seven Days.
From Records of the Dominion Meteorological Service.                           Reported by H. O. Crew.
Friday, Sept. 24th
Part  cloudy; heuvy  rain  Storms; tremendous gale at night
Part cloudy, intervals of sun
Rain; wind  rising; to terrific gale at
Rain; wind still raging:
Fog-; bright intervals of sun  in afternoon
Cloudy; rain showers in afternoon
Max.          Miri.
.57                       5S.4           49.0
.42                      52.9          43.5
1.1(1                       51.0           45.6
1.69                      53.9          45.8
.10                      60.1          52.0
.03                      51.0          49.2
.76                       55.0           60.0
Rainfall for week ���
.67 inches.          Rainfall for month 20.67 inches.        Rainfall for year,
Final reading each day at 6 1'. M.
to date, 84.25.
The Prince Rupert Securities, Ltd.,
offer to-day the best buy in the city.
Four choice double corners $2700.
The Hercules expects to clear on Sunday for Portland, where she enters on a
three years' charter to trade with the
Morrow & Co. are selling selected
Eastern Eggs $10 per case, in face of
the advance. This beats Vancouver
The Crown of Galicia expects to finish
discharging her cargo ol' rails by Saturday night, clearing on Sunday or Monday, for Victoria.
The bible class of the Presbyterian
church meets at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday
at the church. All are most cordially
invited to attend. Subject Sunday, Oct.
3rd: "Paul a Prisoner; the Arrest,"
Acts xxi, 17, to xxii, 29.
The Misses Barbeau will have their
millinery opening Saturday, Oct. 8, and
will display some pretty and practical
models in fall headwear, at Eighth
street, between First and Second avenues.    All are cordially invited.
Patrick J. Donahue, who has spent
many years on the coast, has opened an
office in the Thompson block on Second
avenue. Mr. Donahue is an architect,
and has been a visitor to Prince Rupert
before. Now he thinks the time is ripe
for the construction of a big city.
& CO., Second Avenue,
near McBride Street, for
Prince Rupert Real Estate.
Keep the Ladies' Dresses Clean
Carpets and Cushions supplied
with all our BOATS AND
Rover Boat House.
Funeral  Director
$10 and costs was a gentle reminder
to John Mooney that the intoxicated
ancl disorderly state in which the constables found him last evening, was one
quite unbecoming to a citizen of this
town. .1. C. McLennan, J.P., sat on
the case this morning.
The Native returned from her special
trip to Stewart this morning. On her
return trip she had the misfortune to
lose her rudder, having hit a log while
turning in a narrow passage, a short
distance from Port Simpson. She made
her way into a little bay, where she
transferred her passengers to a gasoline
Minnie, a Polish lady of the demimonde, did not behave in a.seemly
manner last evening. She even used
language quite unlady-like. J. C. McLennan, J. P. was called upon to dispose
of the case this morning, which he did
by  fining  her $25 and costs.    He also
gave 48 hours to get out of town.
The road which is being extended
from Third avenue northerly, will make
it possible for the lessees of tin' warehouse lots to commence operations
immediately. Clearing has already
started on several of them. By a
working agreement among the holders
of the lots concerted action will be
taken as far as possible. Bunkers will
be built for coal, gravel, sand ancl lime.
A slip will be built to the cove, from
which scows can be unloaded. This
will mean that a great bulk of the
building material, lumber &c, which is
now handled over the present wharf
will be transferred to below the market
place to facilitate the handing of which
up-to-date  machinery will be installed.
Born.-At Queen Charlotte, Scptem-
ter2(ith, to Mr. & Mrs. Jas. Falkner,
a son. >���
Tugs "McCulloch and
"Topaz "
Launch "Hopewell," <^c.
General Towing and Passenger
Scows for Hire.
Office: First Avenue and Centre Street
Atlantic Steamship Agency
Through Tickets and Excursion
Rates to���
England, France, Germany,
Italy, and all
Scandinavian Ports.
Call or write for rates to any part of
the world. I am also agent for all
American Steamers to and from Prince
Rupert; Northern Pacific Railway; Alaska Pacific Express.
General Steamship and Railway Agent,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Canadian Pacific Railway.
B.C. Coast Service.
s.s. Princess Beatrice
Leaves Prince Rupert every
Wednesday at 1 p.m. for
Vancouver,   Victoria,   Seattle, \
and intermediate ports of call.
Arrives at Vancouver Friday at
9 a,m.
Leaves Vancouver every Saturday at 11 p.m.
Arrives at Prince Rupert every
Monday at 11 p.m.
First Class  ���      ���       -       $18.00
Deck Class   -       -   Vancouver   6.00
Victoria, Seattle   7.00
Douglas Sutherland ��� General Agent
Leaves Prince   Rupert   for
Port Essington
Daily~ 10 a.m.
Returning���Leaves Port Essington for Prince Rupert
Daily* 2.30 p.m.
Calls at Canneries both way,
with or for passengers.
S.S. Native leaves Prince
Rupert every Saturday at 7
p.m. for Stewart, Portland
Call on  Agent  for  full  information.
Sunday night was a busy one in Prince
Rupert. Everyone had troubles and few
had sleep. It was just one of those
warm breezes that slip around the corner of Kaien Mountain about the season
of the equinox. As usual it was accompanied by a shower of aqua pura,
shingles, tar paper, planks, rocks,
stumps, sidewalks, out-houses and an
occasional tree and house thrown in to
add to the variety. It reminded the
society editor of one of those granite
showers a bride sometimes gets, only
more so.
Neptune was certainly working with
enthusiasm. He was doing up one of
his prize packages, and it is suspected
that he had the family on the job, too.
At any rate Frank Dowling insists that
Cyclops was taking part in the celebration, because he awakened in the middle
of the night by the crashing of a stone
as large as a dinner plate through his
kitchen window. It was picked off a
pile some distance away.
It sure was not safe to be out, and it
was rather more dangerous to be in, so
most people sat tight and said prayers
they thought they had forgotten years
ago. After everyone's sleep was broken, windows smashed, lumber piles
scattered, buildings overturned and
things generally demolished, dawn
finally broke, too, and those who survived were able to view the wreckage.
The most serious damage was the shoving of the big new Catholic church off
its foundations, the complete demolition
of a new Chinese house on the corner
of Fulton and Eighth streets, the sliding of the piles under a boarding house
on Second avenue, windows smashed,
roofs torn off, and a bleary look in
everyone's eyes. Fortunately no one
was injured, but there were some badly
frightened people.
J. E. Gil more, of the Premier, says
he did not know it was blowing until a
man came in about 2 a.m. and asked
for a room. "I thought you had a shack
of your own," said the landlord. "I
did have," answered the prospective
guest, "but it got away from me. I'
chased it around three blocks, but I've
run out of matches."
C. D. Newton says he slept through
it all except for a moment, when a
branch off the big tree over at the foot
of Shawatlans Lake blew over and
struck his roof.
Mrs. Frizzell found some packing
boxes part way through the plate gla^s
window, trying to get the first glimpse
of her new fall millinery.
Christiansen & Brandt's sign tried to
exchange places with Dr. McNeil's
professional shingle, with the result
that the former plunged in real estate
and the latter was fractured.
G. W. Morrow,  in the  role  of "the
oldest inhabitant," tells of a storm in
Metlakatla six years ago, when the
wind picked a dog off the street and
hurled him through a second-story window. The dog was so surprised that
he missed his bark.
When J. Y. heard that, he remembered
a storm in Ottawa when the wind shook
a tree so hard that one could hear its
bark half a mile away.
The proprietor of the Talbot House
says he does not care much about blowing himself, but if it occurs again he
will be ready for it.
De Fritz was hoping another $17,000
client would blow in on that gale, because he needs another hair cut.
Col. Fred Stork [did not succeed in
catching the velocity of the breeze with
the wind-guage on his new Ross rifle.
The manager of the Bank of Commerce says: "We had a fine view of the
storm up on Graft hill, but I'll protest
another draft like that."
The officers of the Liberal Association
say that is nothing to the storm that is
Part of Ore Shipment Arrives
On Tuesday, one of Barrett & Co. 's
pack trains arrived in town with the
first part of the shipment of ten tons of
galena ore from the Lead King group of
claims on Nine Mile mountain. The
remainder of the shipment will be
brought down in a few days, and the
whole lot started for the smelter. The
claims were located in July, and this
shipment made within 60 days after the
first stake was planted, will go a long
way toward proving that the camp on
Nine Mile has what has been claimed
for it; shipping ore on the surface in
paying quantities.
Assays have shown this ore to run
better than $100 per ton. If the
smelter returns go equally high the
ores of Nine Mile are a commercially
profitable proposition at the present
time, without waiting for the rails.���
Omineca Herald.
Provided for the Orphans.
The Beatrice Monday night brought
Mrs. Kennedy up from Missouri to take
charge of the Willis children. Immediately the object of this visit was
learned on board the boat, a collection
was started and $57 dollars were collected. Reaching port the subscription
list was taken up to the government
office. Mrs. Manson and Mrs. Naden
took the matter up, and in the few
hours they had before the boat left for
the south got $215. The story of the
children is this: The father was killed
last winter in one of the construction
camps up the line. The mother, about
a month ago, went insane, and was
sent to New Westminster. At this
time several ladies were willing to take
one child, sooner than separate them
Mrs. Vickers took charge of the three,
until the friends could be communicated
with. They left on the Beatrice Wednesday. Mr.s. Willis will probably be
taken home by her sister.
Get that suit pressed up like new at
the Panitorium.
Our Hats have been the admiration of
one and all.       dp <fi* ��f|f
They are the latest importation obtainable. $*<*"<&
The most fastidious are delighted with
them,  dp d{* di*
We have Laces, Silks, Satins, Trimmings,
and   everything   that   the   Ladies   need.
Coast Land District���District of Skeena.
TAKE notice that Herbert F. Hull of Seattle,
Washington, occupation salesman, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the south-east
corner of lot 1723; thence south 80 chains, thence
east ''.O chains, thence north 80 chains, thence west
40 chains, to point of commencement, containing
320 acres more or less. HERBERT P. HULL,
Dated Sept. 23, 1909. John S. Hull, agent
Coast Land District���District of Skeena.
qPAKE notice that Stephen A. Hull of Seattle,
���*���    Washington, occupation broker, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands :
Commencing at a post planted at the south-east
corner of lot 1723; thence north 40 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence south 40 chains, thence west
40 chains to point of commencement, containing
160 acres more or less.   STEPHEN A. HULL,
Dated Sept. 23, 1909. John S. Hull, agent
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'T'AKE notice that John Kerr Hannay, of Mount
^    Vernon, Washington, occupation farmer,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile south of
the southwest corner of lot 352, thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chains.
Sept. 20, '09. JOHN KERR HANNAY.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'"PAKE notice that John Peth, of Mount Vernon,
���*��� Washington, occupation farmer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the southeast
corner of lot 350; thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains; thence east
80 chains.
Sept. 20. '09. JOHN PETH.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'PAKE notice that John Donald Hull, of Seattle,
���*���    Washington, occupation engineer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north of
the southeast corner of lot 350, thence east 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains; thence south 80 chains.
Sept. 20, '09. JOHN DONALD HULL.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'PAKE notice that John Munch, of Mount Ver-
���*��� non,Washington, occupation druggist, intends
to apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the southwest
corner of lot 352, thence south 80 chains; thence
west 80 chains; thence north 80 chains;  thence
east 80 chains.
Sept. 20, '09. JOHN MUNCH.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'"PAKE notice that John Badenhausen, of Seattle,
x Washington, occupation engineer, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted 40 chains north
of the southeast corner of lot 350, Kundis Island,
Masset Inlet; thence east 80 chains; thence south
80 chains; thence west 80 chains; thence north 80
Date Sept. 20, '09. 14
PERTIFICATED lady teacher, holding first class
v^ diploma oi the Scotch Education Department
besides several special qualifications under the
Glasgow School Board, is arranging private teaching for morning and afternoon pupils.
Parents desiring fuller particulars might communicate with Box No. 34.
For Best Beds and Rooms
at Reasonable Prices . . .
Will  handle your  freight.
Covered  Van. Prompt Attention.
Prices Right.
Centre Street.
All kinds of
I^eave your Orders and Complaints in boxes provided by the Company.
P.O. Box 236    Office: Fulton St.. near Sixth Ave.
Boxes : Corner Sixth Avenue, Fulton Street
"      Rupert Road and Centre Street.
"      Third Avenue and Eight Street |
Second Avenue.
Sweaters for the Ladies and Children.    Bearskin Coast for the Babies.
Remember that for the present we are in the
basement of the Rupert Inn, with an entrance
from  Centre  Street dP if*
The new steel Passenger Steamer
Will leave Prince Rupert for
Vancouver, Sunday, October 2nd,
at 12 p.m. for this trip only.
Northbound leaves Vancouver Thursdays at 9 p.m.
First-class Fare
The '' Camosun '' is the only steamer
on the run having water-tight bulkheads and double bottom, thus ensuring safety of passengers in case
of collision or wreck.
J. H. Rogers, Ticket Agent.
Mackenzie Bros. Steamship Company
Operating passenger and Freight Steamers between Vancouver, Northern
British Columbia, and Southeast
Only   Direct   Service
Vancouver and
Prince Rupert
Classed AI at Lloyds
3000 tons register, 6 water-tight compartments, double bottom, practic-
unsinkable. Every modern convenience, including���
Accommodations for 250 First-class
Passengers.   250 Steerage Passengers.
Leaves Vancouver for Prince Rupert
every Monday.
Leaves Prince Rupert for Vancouver
every Thursday.
First Class Fare     -    $15.00
Steerage        -       - 6.00
Tickets on sale in Prince Rupert at
Leaves at 3 p.m.
daily for
Port Essington
and way points.
For rates apply���
H. B. Rochester, Agent, Prince Rupert, or
J. F. NOEL, Master on Board.
Crown Bottling Works
etc., etc.
Seventh St., Prince Rupert.
Ve solicit the business of Manufacturers,
Engineers and others who realize the advisability of having their Patent business transacted
by Experts. Preliminary advice free. Charges
moderate. Our Inventor's Adviser sent upon
request. Marion & Marion, New Yorlc^ife Bld&
Montreal: and Washington. D.C., U.S.A. PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
P.O. Box 14.    Prince Rupert, B.C.
Alfred Carss
C. V. Bennett
Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries, etc.
Office: Third Ave., next Empire newspaper.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Civil Engineer and Surveyor,
Reports, plans, estimates and surveying,
Street grades set out for building.
Lots surveyed and permanently referenced.
Office: Rand Block, Second Avenue.
Alex. M. Manson, b.a.    W. E. Williams, b.a., ll.b.
Barristers, Solicitors, etc.
Box 285
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Office :   Second Avenue,   near Government Buildings.
We carry  the largest stock in B.C. of Instruments, Papers and Supplies.   Orders filled by return mail.
B.C. Drafting and Blue Print Company,
Williams Building
Granville Street, Vancouver.
English and
American Billiards,
Centre Street Geo. Lyall, Mgr.
Mining Stock
We will buy or sell Portland Canal Mining Co., Ltd., shares.
We will buy or sell Stewart Mining &
Development Co., Ltd., shares.
We have a few RED CLIFF MINiNG
CO., Ltd., Shares for Sale.
Samuel Harrison & Co.
Real Estate, Farm Lands and  Mining
Stocks Second Avenue.
Agents for The Stewart Land Co., Ltd., Stewart.
to our new quarters
on Third Avenue,
near Sixth   Street.
Hardware   Co.
A City Council and Board of Control
Who Are Elective���Latter is Executive Body���Councillors Elected for
Two Years.
The past two weeks The Optimist has
been giving some particulars of the Des
Moines system of municipal government,
which has been upheld as worthy of
being copied. In this article are some
facts of Winnipeg's system, which is
said to be one of the best Canadian plans
of managing a city's business. This information is gleaned from a municipal
manual issued by the Winnipeg City
"The government of the city is carried on under the powers of a charter
from the Provincial Legislature. The
council is composed of a Mayor, four
Controllers forming the Board of Control, and fourteen Aldermen. The
Mayor and Contro^ers are elected annually from a vote of the entire city.
One Alderman is elected annually from
each of the seven wards into which
the city is divided, and holds office for
a term of two years. The Mayor is
Chief Magistrate of the city. Persons
eligible for election as Mayor and Controller must be owners of property
rated on the assessment roll of the city
to the value of two thousand dollars,
over and above all encumbrances
against the same, and for Aldermen
must be rated in a like manner to the
amount of five hundred dollars. The
election is held annually, on the sec-
cond Tuesday in December, and nominations on the first Tuesday in December.
"The Board of Control is the executive body, and as such deals with all
financial matters, regulates and supervises expenditures, revenues and investments, directs and controls departments, nominates all heads of departments, prepares specifications, advertises for tenders and awards all
contracts for works, materials and
I supplies required, inspects and reports
| to the council upon all municipal
works being carried on or in progress
within the city, and generally administers the affairs of the city, except
as to the public schools and police
I department, the former being under
control of the Public School Board,
elected annually by the ratepayers, and
the latter under the Board of Police
Commissioners, which consists of the
Mayor, the County Court Judge, Police
Magistrate and two Aldermen appointed
by the council.
"The public parks of the city are
placed under the control and supervision of a Public Parks Board, composed of the Mayor, two members of
the Council and six ratepayers appointed by the Council. For the purpose of providing for the expenditures
required for park purposes, a rate of
one-half of one mill on the dollar may
be levied on the general assessment
of the city."
The City Council and Board of Control also have representation on the Exhibition Board, Hospital Board, Industrial Bureau, etc. They have a Play
Grounds Commission:
'"Ihe City of Winnipeg is a firm believer in municipal ownership of all
public utilities. The city owns and
operates its "Waterworks Plant, Street
Lighting System, Stone Quarry, Fire
Alarm System and Asphalt Plant. Winnipeg enjoys the distinction of being the
first city in America to acquire a municipal Asphalt Plant.
"The pavements, sewers and general
improvements constructed in the city,
including waterworks extensions, are
done almost exclusively by day labor,
at a considerable reduction in cost to
what it was under the contract system.
"The city has installed a high pressure water system for additional fire
protection in the central business part
of the city. The plant consists of four
large and two small Glenfield-Kennedy
pumps driven by Crossley gas engines,
and has a capacity of 9,000 gals, per
minute at 300 lbs. pressure. The cost of
i the system is assessed upon the proper-
I ties within the benefited area, but the
Lynch Bros., General Merchants
Sash, Doors and Building Material.
Sole agents for Carhartt's Overalls and Gloves
Corner Third Aveiiue and Eighth St.
city at large pays  the  cost of  maintenance and operation.
No. of miles of mains    7
No. of hydrants  79
A by-law to authorize the issue of
debentures to the amount of $600,000
for the purpose of constructing gas
works for the city was submitted to
the electors at the municipal elections
in 1905 and carried.
"It is estimated that gas can be sold
by the city works at the following prices:
Illuminating gas, per 1000 cu. ft. $1.00
Fuel gas "     "       " .75
"The present net prices charged by
the gas company are as follows:
Illuminating gas, per 1000 cu. ft.   $1.35
Fuel gas  ' 1.20
"Winnipeg has decided to encourage
manufacturers by affording cheap
power. A power site has been secured
on the Winnipeg river where a total
of 60,000 h.p. can be developed. The
citizens have passed a by-law authorising the council to borrow $3,250,000
to be used in acquiring this site and
installing the necessary plant and works
to bring the power to the city.
"Messrs. Smith, Kerry & Chace are
the engineers in charge of the design
and construction of this water power
development, and a Board of Consulting Engineers, composed of Col. H. N.
Ruttan, City Engineer, Winnipeg,
Prof. Louis Herdt, Montreal, and Wm.
Kennedy, Jr., Montreal, has also been
appointed to advise upon and assist in
the designs. The machinery and plant
will be second to none on the continent.
When the power is available it is estimated that it can be sold to consumers
at the sub-station in the city at $18 per
h.p. per annum. When the demand for
power has increased sufficiently to warrant the step the amount available will
be increased to 34,000 h.p. and the cost
at the sub-station, it is estimated, will
then be reduced to $13.87 per annum.
When the full amount of 60,000 h.p. is
delivered the cost to consumers will be
$12.46 per annum at the same point.
"The contract for the general works
calls for their completion within twenty
months, and it is expected that the
city's plant will be ready to distribute
electrical power early in 1911.
"At present there is a private power
company operating in the city which is
prepared to deliver power to consumers
at a cost of from $15 per h.p. per annum upwards according to the amount
ion of Partnership
Notice is hereby given that the partnership
existing being Boggs & Crosby, bakers, has been
dissolved by mutual consent. The business has
been taken over by T. S. Boggs, who assumes all
the assets and liabilities of the firm. All accounts
are payable to him, and all indebtedness of the
firm will be paid by him.
Mrs. E. Demers
& Co.
Announce the Opening
of their new store
Tuesday next,
Sept, 28.
Third Avenue, between Fifth
and Sixth Sts., two doors
south of Geo. D. Tite's
Furniture Store.
nr^txg^^^] [s^fesin [STOVE] (u ���-..<:((-��� 'i-Y< t;-,j)
Whatever why YOU can not make some of
the big money that is being made in Prince
Rupert Real Estate. The two things needful are for you to SEE YOUR CHANCE
when it psesents itself���and then ACT.
We offer
Lot 22 in Block 15, Section 5, facing Sixth Ave and Fulton   $1200
Lots 23 and 24, in Block 23, Section 5 ....       ioso
Lot 50 in Block 6, Section 7, Seal Cove Circle -       -        315
2 Lots on 7th Avenue, near McBride       -        - -       575 each
2 Lots in Block 26, Section 1 1500
If you have property that you wish to sell and sell quick,
List with  us.
)ia Real Estate Syndicate, Ltd. |
Planitz Block
ij i
We are now open to receive ; j j
the public in our New j!
Store on Second Avenue. :'
We have the largest store I !
of its kind in Northern !|
British Columbia. ji
5400 square feet of floor space and
another wing being added will surely
hold sufficient for your needs   .   .   .
Furniture,  Bedding, Glassware, etc.
j     F. W. HART & CO.     |
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Prince Rupert Hardware and
Supply Co., Ltd.
Importers, Wholesale and  Retail  Dealers in Heavy
and  Shelf  Hardware,  Ship  Chandlery
Paints, etc.
Agent for Tilden Gurney Co. Stoves
"       Albion French Ranges
" Pelkington Plate Glass.
Consignment of Glass just arrived
Nails   "
"       "       Roofing Paper just arrived.
Thomas Dunn - Manager
The Optimist Job Department
now has Wood Type for Signs
and Poster Work-
Signs! FRED    STORK
Prince Rupert.
Valves, Pipe and Pipe Fittings in Stock.
and  Photo   supplies
hire by
A First-class Metal Shop.
Plumbing and Steamheating.
Miller & Rowe
House Builders and
Have'  us   figure   on
house at once.
you money.
your   new
It will save
P.O. Box 461, Prince Rupert
Rupert City Realty and
Information Bureau Ltd.
Think This Over.
Our clients are making money.    Why
not be one of them ?
Nothing too great nor yet too small.
"Small  profits   and  quick returns" is
our motto.
We have a most complete and up-to-date
Property for sale in   all parts of  our
coming great city.
We will undertake to sell any legitimate
We can lease, rent, sell, buy, or insure.
We have many outside clients looking
for good properties. List same with
us.    It will be to your advantage.
P.O. Drawer 1539.
The Millar-Rorke Co.
Fruit and Produce
Northern   Orders   Will   Receive Special
306 Water St., Vancouver, B.C.
O. BESNER - - Proprietor
Spacious Sitting Room for guests     .
Pool Room, Soft Drinks, Cigars & Tobacco
Law-Butler Co.
Real Estate and
Choice Business and Residential lots in
all parts of the city.
Third Avenue lots for Lease.
Queen   Insurance   Company.
B. C. hams and bacon for sale at all
Get your Kodak
at McRae Bros.
The Yacht Nabethong is for
the day or hour.
The Dominion Government are extending their telephone line to Georgetown.
Buttons for Ladies' costumes made
to order at Hoffman's. Mail orders
The Kitselas Contracting and Building Co. have about completed the Riverside hotel.
A small shed is being erected on the
wharf over the slip at the north end.
This is  for the use of the coal vendors.
The lumber yards on Monday morning
last, reported a brisk demand for2x4's.
Many people deemed it advisable to add
extra bracing to theit foundations.
On board the Royal from Skagway
were a half dozen lunatics, one of whom
had to be kept in irons. There were
also a murderer and another prisoner
who had attempted murder.
Dr. Kergin returned Wednesday
from a nine day trip up the river visiting his constituents. The Doctor says
everything is bnsk and hustling, up
there, and was particularly enthusiastic
over Kitselas, and its vapid development. While away the Doctor told the
boys he would not be running again.
On Monday afternoon, George Mc-
Gaughy passed away. The little lad
was but nine years of age when he
succumbed to the deadly attack of
tuberculosis of the spine. The funeral
service was performed by Rev. W. J.
Kidd on Wednesday. The remains
were taken to Vancouver on the Beatrice for interment.
Port Simpson hospital will have an
opening on Saturday, Oct. 9, for the
public to view the new lighting system
and heating apparatus which has recently been installed at a cost of $8000.
There will be a bazaar in the afternoon
and a concert in the evening. A boat
will be arranged for, to take passengers
from this city.
Las't  Thursday,   Phillip   George   got
nervous   about  the   action   of  one his
fellow countrymen,  who informed him
that he had a desire to kill somebody,
preferably   George.     The bloodthirsty
one was rushed to the coop, only to be
liberated on the following day by Jus-
i tices   of   the  Peace   Patmore  and Mc-
I Lennan,  on Jack of evidence to prove
j the charge.
There is some talk of a dance in  aid
! of the hospital fund.    Messrs. Flexman
( & Browne have offered the use of their
; new building on  Second avenue,  next
1 door to McRae Bros.,  should the hospital committee desire to use it.    This
building which is now in the course of
erection is 25x60,  which would give an
excellent   floor space for  dancing.    It
would  probably  be ten days before it
could be in readiness.
On Sunday evening last, Rev. W. J.
Kidd bade the congregation of the
First Presbyterian Church farewell.
Up to the present time this has been
but a mission field. From now on the
congregation will take the status of a
self-supporting charge, choosing its
own minister, by the ordinary method
in vogue in the Presbyterian church, of
hearing candidates. To facilitate this
Rev. Mr. Kidd has resigned, and will
leave on an extended holiday.
On Tuesday evening, the executive
of the Publicity Club, met in Pattullo
& Radford's oriice. A form of pamphlet was submitted, which met with
the approval of the meeting. It was
decided to submit this to the Board of
Trade, in order to secure their endorsa-
tion. It was expected that the Board
of Trade would give a grant or take a
number of the pamphlets. The matter
of a pin was also discussed. Several
designs w��iv submitted, but the matter
was left iivobeyance until the regular
meeting, on the second Thursday of
The gale on Sunday night, did a very
considerable iimmint of damage. The
Chinese store, on the corner of Fulton
street and Seventh avenue, which had
just reached the second storey, was a
complete wreck on Monday morning.
The Roman Catholic church, which was
nearing completion, slipped off its underpinning. The ground at the rear of
the church is very soft, and although
the piles were resting on solid rock as
they were not braced, they did not
prove sufficient to withstand the swaying of the building. The splendid condition of the building after slipping off
its foundation, speaks well for the
workmanship and the material put into
it. A 2-storey house and store on Second
avenue slipped from its pile foundation.
The swaying of the building proved too
much for the nerves of the inmates,
who vacated through the night. Mr.
Cornell, the proprietor, remained however. About 2 o'clock the building
dropped. Little harm was done, as it
set low and on solid rock.
A full assortment of Male Attire
Clothes can be seen at Hoffman's.
Mrs. Demers was disappointed in not
getting moved up to her building as
soon as she expected. The building will
be ready in a day or so now.
M. M. Stephens & Co. moved on
Thursday last into their new quarters
on Third avenue, in the Demers building.
H. M. Leonard will also have an office
in the same building.
Messrs. Helgerson & Leonard, real
estate agents, has dissolved partnership.
Mr. Helgerson will retain the office in
the Planitz block. Mr. Leonard will, for
the present have quarters in M. M. Stephen's office.
A delightful little dance was given by
J. W. Lewis in the Annex on Monday
evening. All voted Mr. Lewis a most
genial host, and departed with the fond
recollection of an evening well spent
and most thoroughly enjoyed.
All interested in the formation of a
Prince Rupert branch of the Humane
Society of Canada with a view to the
prevention of the overloading of horses,
are invited to attend a public meeting
in the Court Room on Tuesday, at 8
p.m., Oct. 5.
The prize lists for the Port Simpson
Annual Exhibition have been issued,
and are being distributed. This exhibition is one of much interest, particularly to the new-comer who is not
familiar with the mechanical skill and
art of the natives. There will also be
a public concert in the evening. A boat
will run an excursion on that day from
Rupert and Port Essington.
E. M. Sandilands, gold commissioner
at Jedway, visited Prince Rupert on the
Amur this week. Mr. Sandilands reports great progress at the Islands.
The work of the wireless station at
Skidegate is proceeding very favorably,
he told The Optimist. Thirty men are
busily engaged in erecting the plant.
The station is to be at a considerable
elevation, which necessitates a lot of
work in packing the material to the
site. Three weeks hence is the time
announced for the completion of the
Sunday, Sept. 26, witnessed a quiet
wedding at the residence of Mr. and
Mrs. Otto Nelson, Third ave. The
bride was Miss Elsie Wesch, a sister of
Mrs. Nelson, who has lived here or
about one and a-half years. The groom
was Mr. Fred L. McFadden, a rancher
of Tabscott, Alta. The ceremony was
performed by Rev. W. J. Kidd in the
presence of a few witnesses. On Tuesday evening a reception and dance was
given in honor of the bridal party, and
the happy couple left on the Beatrice
Wednesday for their future home in
Sunny Alberta.
The many friends of the Rev. W. J.
Kidd gathered on Tuesday evening in
the Presbyterian church and presented
him with an address and a purse of
gold containing $75, for Mrs. Kidd. Mr.
Kidd came to Prince Rupert nearly
three years ago. In that time he has
made a host of friends who were willing
to gather together upon such an occasion to attest to the genial good nature,
the broad-mindedness and sterling qualities of their departing friend. Many
were the kindly regards expressed for
Mrs. Kidd as well, and Baby Alice.
Mr. Kidd left on the Amur for Vancouver, calling at Queen Charlotte Islands
and Union Bay, where he will spend a
week with his brother.
For the Office and Library
We have
Filing Cabinets
Flexman & Browne
A Royal Standard Typewriter Costs $85.00
Before buying or seliing your property
see US. We have SNAPS on our lists
now. As we are NOT members of the
Real Estate Exchange you will not see
these relisted in any other office. We act
directly between buyer and seller and all
our business is confidential.
Boys' Clothing
F.B.Deacon -
Real Estate
Prince  Rupert
We are showing a large
range of Boys' and Youths'
Suits in many shades and
Men s Apparel I
Genuine hand tailored ready- i
to-wear suits in many patt-1
eras.     All up-to-date and
thorourly reliable.
Carpets and Draperies
In order to close out we have
shipped from our Port Essington store a large variety of
patterns in Carpets, Rugs,
Lace Curtains, Portieres and
Draperies, which we are
selling at reasonably low
prices while they last.
Call at our new quarters in the
North Coast
Commercial Co., Ltd.
Correspondence is solicited from persons
interested in Prince Rupert and in the extensive and rich country tributary to this
coming seaport.
Investment Broker and
Financial Agent
Prince Rupert.
Real    Estate   and   Insurance.
We have some good business property to lease.
There is only one sure enough Big Stick���its other
name is Public Opinion, and no man has the exclusive contract for swinging it.
The things that should be left unsaid are often the
things we like best to here. ��� Maple   Leaf
Rupert Road
Meals at all Hours.
Luncheon 15c. up.
Open  Day  and  Night.
Maple  Leaf
Third Avenue and Second Street
Rooms $3.50 a week.
Beds  $2.00  a week.
With Board $7 a week, up,
Prince Rupert or Vancouver
A Local Business   Man  Suggests Some
Pertinent Question* That Will Make
Good Advertising
To the Editor of The Optimist:
Sir,���One frequently reads in Vancouver newspapers, statements to the
effect that Vancouver must in the
natural course of events, become the
sole and unrivalled shipping port to the
Orient of Canadian cereals and other
Canadian products seeking the markets
of the Far East. Given in the same
breath which originate these characteristic sweeping statements, are disparaging allusions to the position of
Prince Rupert, made, it is only too
apparent, tor the purpose of diverting
into Vancouver sub-division and acreage
schemes capital which might find better
investment in Prince Rupert, and in the
country of incalculable wealth tributary
to this coming port.
Is it not possible to give to the public
a number of facts dealing with the
respective advantages and disadvantages of the two routes, the Canadian
Pacific and the Grand Trunk Pacific,���
facts which, while they would truthfully and correctly inform an eager
public, might also have the effect of
quieting a rabidly���or sordidly���enthusiastic Vancouver press ?
We all know that the gradients of
the Yellowhead Pass, as compared with
those of the Kicking Horse Pass, are
such as to permit of the hauling of
trainloads of freight through the former
nearly thrice as heavy as can be hauled
through the latter. And we also know
that the greater part of the cereal-producing country of Canada is nearer by
a long distance to the Pacific Seaboard
by way of the Yellowhead Pass, than
by way of the Kicking Horse Pass.
Knowing these things as indisputable
facts, why would it not be practicable
for one of our public bodies, the Board
of Trade or the Publicity Club, to frame
a number of questions to be propounded
to disinterested shippers and merchants
in the different cities of the Middle
Canadian West, for the purpose of getting from them statements as to which
of the two routes they would select in
making shipments to the Orient. The
answers to these questions would make
fine material for an advertising booklet,
constituting, as they would, the unprejudiced opinion of the outsider competent to pass on this phase of the
Oriental trade question.
It might not be out of the way to go
a little further and ask a question
something like the following: ���"In
making a shipment of grain to Mexico,
which of the two routes would you
select : the Grand Trunk Pacific by
which you can ship thirty cars of grain
in five days to the Pacific coast; or the
Canadian Pacific by which you can ship
twelve cars of grain in seven days to
the Pacific coast?" Although the sea
voyage from Prince Rupert to Mexico
is several days longer than the sea voyage from Vancouver to Mexico, the
quicker and shorter land route in favor
of Prince Rupert might possibly more
than counter-balance the shorter sea
voyage in favor of Vancouver. When
the time comes Vancouver may have to
look to her spurs if she wishes to monopolize even the Mexican trade.
H. M. L.
The Optimist at $2.00 per year is the best newspaper value in
Canada.  It leads-sets the pace.
Up to
In Section 8
Extra choice ones from
$200.00 up to  $400.00
Come in and see our list
a Specialty
Quality in Drugs. Filled as the Doctor orders.
Prices Reasonable.
Successor to Harrison, Campbell & Mills Company, Ltd.
If you want a NEW SUIT
Call early and we can SUIT
you. :-: -:- -:-
Kelly-Carruthers, Suppy Co.,
Butchers and . . .
Provision Dealers
Morrow's Perfection
Creamery Butter
Is the Standard of Excellence
It never changes. &
This Butter is made at the Creamery for us
and shipped in refrigerator weekly, regardless of
If you are not using this butter you are not
enjoying a privilege that two thirds of the residents of the city have taken advantage of.    Try it.
L.   MORROW   &   CO. ��
Condensed Advertisements.
VOR SALE.-New Milch Cow for Bale, price
x     $75.0(1.   Kev. G. H. Raley, Port Simpson.
TTOUND.-A flat bottom skiff. IB foot. Particu-
x     lars at Optimist office. 4t-12
TJORSE FOR SALE.-Strong, useful express
xx horse, quiet and in prime condition, eight
years old. Price $200. Apply Rev. G. H. Raley,
Mission House, Port Simpson.
Coast Land District���District of Coast.
'TAKE  notice that   Sol   Cameron   of   Victoria,
x    occupation   contractor,   intends  to apply for
permission  to purchase  the following described
Commencing at a post planted about seven miles
in a south-easterly direction  from Lowe inlet on
northerly   shore  of   Granville   channel;   thence
northwest along shore 20 chains; thence north 40
ihains, thence east 40 chains, thence south to shore
line, thence along shore to point of commencement.
SOL  CAMERON, locator
Bernard M. Jorgenson, agent.
Date on post 3rd July, 1909.
Skeena Land District-District of Queen Charlotte
HHAKE   notice that George  Benjamin Grace of
x    Mount Vernon, Washington, intends to apply
for permission to purchase thefollowing described
Commencing at a post planted one mile west of
the centre of west boundary of timber limit 39980 :
thence south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains
Dated Sept 8, 1909. 12
Coast Land District���District of Coast.
TAKE notice that I, George B. Williams of Prince
x   Rupert, occupation prospector, intend to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a poBt planted S.W. corner, on
the west bank of the Exstews river, about one
half mile, in a northerly direction from the G.T.P.
'���rossing on the Exstews river ; thence north 40
chains, thence east 20 chains, thence south 40
chains, thence west 20 to place of commencement,
containing 80 acres, more or less.
Dated August 2nd, 1609.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
TAKE  notice that Day Karr of Seattle, occupa-
���*���   tion attorney, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile west of
the centre of west boundary of timber limit 39980:
thence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains.
Dated Sept. 8, 1909. DAY KARR   12
Sk eena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'T'AKE  notice that William  Packard of Mount
���*���    Vernon, Washington, occupation bank clerk,
intends to apply  for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile west of
the centre of west boundary of timber limit 39980 :
thence north 80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence east 80 chains
Dated Sept. 8, 1909.     WILLIAM PACKARD 12
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'TAKE notice that Norman Brodhurst of Prince
x    Rupert, occupation mariner, intends to apply
for permission to lease   the   following   described lands;
Commencing at a post planted at the head of a
bay known as Henslung on North island: thence
north 10 chains, west 10 chains, south 15 chains,
east 5 chains, more or less, to shore, thence northerly along shore to post, containing 15 acres, more
Henry Edenshaw, agent
Dated Sept. 18th, 1909. 13
Skeena Land District���District of Cassiar
TAKE notice that I, Harry Smith of Stewart,
x B.C., occupation merchant, intend, sixty days
after date, to apply to the Chief Commissioner of
Linds and Works for permission to purchase the
following described land, situated on Portland
Canal at the mouth of Salmon river:
Commencing at a post planted 60 feet from the
monument marking the International boundary
line at Salmon river, thence north 40 chains, east
10 chains, south 40 chains, and west 10 chains to
point of commencement, containing 40 acres more
or less.
Dated July 22nd, 1909. HARRY SMITH.   8
Coast Land District���District of Skeena
TAKE notice that Richard A^Newman of Prince
x    Rupert, .B.C.,  occupation  civil engineer, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile east and
one mile south of the south-east corner of lot 610 ;
thence west 40 chains, thence south 20 chains,
thence east 40 chains, thence north 20 chains, containing 80 acres, more or less.
Dated Ausust I5th, 1909. 9
Queen Charlotte Islands Land District���District of
''PAKE notice that Matthew Purcell of Masset,
���*��� occupation farmer, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted about one mile
and a half northwest of Hancock river, Masset
inlet; thence west 10 chains, thence north 40
chains, thence east 10 chains, thence south along
the shore line to point of commencement.
Dated August 18th, 1909. 10
Graham Island Land District���District of Skeena.
'TAKE notice that Alan E. Jessup of Masset,
x B.C., occupation agent, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted 80 chains south of
the N.E. corner L. 351: thence west 40 chains,
more or less, to Kunde's slough; thence northerly
along the slough to N.E. corner L351, thence south
80 chains to place of commencement, containing
160 acres, more or less.
Dated August 16th, 1909. 10
'TAKE notice that I, J. H. Pillsbury, civil engin-
-*��� eer, Prince Rupert, B.C., intend to apply for
permission to lease the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted at high-water
mark, about 10 chains North of the N.E. corner of
Lot 545, on the West side of Kumcelon inlet; thence
20 chains west, thence 40 chains north, thence east
40 chains, more or less, to the shore line, thence
following along the shore line to the point of commencement, containing about 120 acres.
Dated June 27th, 1909.      J. H. PILLSBURY.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast
'"PAKE notice that Peter Wallace, of Claxton,
���*���    occupation cannery man, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted on the south side
of Newcombe Harbour. Pitt Island, about 1-8 mile
from berch on the banks of an unnamed stream;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 60 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 60 chains to
point of commencement.
Date, 21st Sept., 1909.      PETER WALLACE.
Coast Land District���District of Skeena.
'TAKE notice that I, John C. Mulville, of Kitsum-
x    kalum,  occupation civil engineer,  intend to
apply for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted 80 chains east
and thence 40 chains south of the S.E. corner of
lot 610, Lakelse valley; thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Dated Aug. 17th, 1909. 10
Skeena Land District���District of Coast
"TTAKE notice that Peter Wallace, of Claxton,
���*���    occupation cannery man, intends to apply for
permission to lease the following described land:
Commencing at a post planted on the west side
of McCauley Island, in Beaver Passage, about 3
miles in a south-easterly direction from North
Twin Island; thence east along shore line 40 chains;
thence south 20 chains; thence west 40 chains;
thence north 20 chains to point of commencement.
Date, 21st Sept., 1609. PETER WALLACE.
Skeena Land District���District of Coast
'"PAKE notice that Arthur Phillips, of Claxton,
���"���    occupation cannery foreman, intends to apply
for permission to lease the following described
Commencing at a post planted on the northeast
side of McCauley Island, about 5 miles in a northwesterly direction from Meet Point; thence east
along share line 80 chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north 40 chains to
point of commencement.
Date, Sept. 21st, 1909.   ARTHUR PHILLIPS.
Coast Land District���District of Sk��wna.
TAKE notice that Bernard S. Haley of Prince
x    Rupert, B.C.,  occupation  civil engineer,  in- i
tends to apply for permission to purchase  the j
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile east and J
one-half mile south of the south-east corner of lot |
rilO, in the vuiinity of Lakelse lake; thence west 40
chain?, thence south 40 chains, thence east 40
chains, thence north 40 chains to the point of
commencement and containing 160 acres, more or
Dated August 14th, 1909. 9
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'PAKE  notice that Frederick Ornes of Mount
x     Vernon, Wash., occupation.editor, intends to
apply for permission  to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted one mile west of
centre of west boundary of timber limit 39980;
thence north 80 chains, thence east 80 chains,
t hence south 80 chains, thence west 80 chains.
Dated Sept. 8, 1909.     FREDERICK ORNES 12
Graham Island Land District���District of Skeena.
TAKE notice that James Holroyd of Masset,
x B.C., occupation rancher, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted 80 chains south of
of N.E. corner L. 351; thence south 40 chains,
more or less to N. Bdy. of F. C. Tingly's preemption; thence east 40 chains more to less to
Kunde's slough, thence northerly along the slough
to a point due east of initial post, thence west 40
chains more or less to place of commencement,
containing 160 acres, more or less.
Alan E. Jessup, agent.
Dated August 16th, 1909. 10
"M'OTICE is hereby given that one month after
x" date application will be made to the Governor
in Council for approval of the plans and sites of
certain dams proposed to be constructed on the
south and east of Kaien island in the province of
British Columbia.
The plan of the dams and a map of the proposed
sites have been deposited with the Minister of
Public Works and duplicates thereof irt the office
of the Registrar of Deeds at Prince Rupert, British Columbia.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 1st day of September, A.D. 1909.
Solicitor for the Applicant.
French Place
Open day and night.    First-class meal.
Contracts for Banquets ancl Suppers.
Cha Malassis, Prop.
Skeena Land District���District of Queen Charlotte
'TAKE notice that Hume Babington of Prince
x     Rupert, occupation matter mariner, intends
to apply for permission to lease the following described land;
Commencing at a post planted at the head of a
bay known as Henslung, on North Island ; thence
north 10 chains, east 10 chains, south 15 chains,
west, 5 chains more or less, to Bhore, thence northerly along shore to post, containing 15 acres, more
Henry Edenshaw, agent.
Dated Sept. 18th. 1909. 13
K. of P.   CLUB.
lyTEETS every  Friday evening in  the Masonic
���"x   Club Room  over  Christiansen & Brandt's
Fred Bowers W. T. Robinson
President. Secretary.
Notice of Dissolution
M'OTICE is hereby given that the partnership
x~ heretofore existing between O. M. Helgerson
and H. M. Leonard, and conducted under the name
of "The Helgerson-Leonard Co.," has this day
been dissolved.
Dated the 1st day of Oct., 1909.
"VTOTICE is hereby given that the partnership
x ' heretofore existing between us, the undersigned, under the firm name of Deacon & O'Reilly,
Prince Rupert and Port Essington, has this day
been dissolved, all debts owing to the said partnership are to be paid to Martin O'Reilly and all
claims against said partnership are to be presented to the said Martin O'Reilly by whom same will
Dated Prince Rupert, B.C. this 8th day of Sept.
1909 W. J. DEACON
Witness: W. P. McCaffery
utions the balance wheel of your
watch makes in 24 hours, the time has
come when it needs attention, don't let
your watch stop of its own accord, as
it may then be badly worn. If you
value your watch you should have it
examined every eighteen months at
least. Bring it to us and get the benefit of our long experience at the business.
The Jewellers.
Under G.T.P. Hotel.
Holland Linen Papetries,     -      each 40c
Maple Leaf Linen, package of
five quires - - 50c
Envelopes to match    - - 25c
The above for Good Value, Style and
Quality you cannot duplicate.
Give us a call.
Second Avenue  towards McBride
Books, Stationery^, Wall Paper,  Kodaks, Office
Furniture and Supplies.
Your Credit  is  Good
at Brin's
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We will Furnish your Home Complete. Pay What You Can and
When You Can.
We Carry a Complete Line of Stoves,
Beds and Furniture. All I ask is a
visit to our Store to see what we have.


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