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DAILY EDITION
VOL. I, NO. 194
Prince Rupert, B.C.. Thursday, December 22. 1910.
PRINCE RUPERT
A HEALTHY CITY
LOW   DEATH   RATE   SHOWN   BY
MEDICAL OFFICER'S REPORT
Lesi Than Half That of Any Large
City���Birth rate More Than Double Death Rate. City's Sanitation
Excellent.
There were fifteen deaths in Prince
Rupert during the six months from
(uih- 15th to December 16th, 1910.
Three of these were the result of accident
illness met with outside of the city.
faking the population at 4000 the death
Bit- works out at only 7.50 per 1000, less
ban half that of any large city. Eleven
pales, two females and two infants
nake up the total of deaths.
Five deaths were due to accident, nine
disease, and one to suicide.   There
pre no deaths from contagious or
^fectious disease got in the city. Two
ersona died of tuberculosis. They had
pe disease before coming to the city.
nly one case of infectious illness al-
ther, was recorded.   It was typhoid
r.
| Forty births were recorded for the six
onths  twenty-three   were   boys   and
venteen  girls.    The  rate  is  20  per
iousand of population.
V'Stork [or Mayor!" exclaimed that
ntleman jovially, when he heard the
in rate read from the Medical Health
cer'.s report last night in council.
I'rince Rupert's health report by Dr.
eddie is a good one. The city's sewage
stem is not yet perfect, but sanitation
very good saya Dr  Reddie.     The
|tizena co-operate well with the sanitary
fleers.  There was only one prosecution
nder, and one enforcing of the Health
-aw during the six months. The
anitary   Inspector,   Mr.   Macfarlane,
i complimented for the vigilance and
Rciency in the health officers report.
Two   matters   require   improvement
efore spring advances. They are the
pndition of the G. T. P. reserve, and the
^imiis of disposal of garbage.
At last night's council Dr. Reddie's
t-i'ssri was approved and adopted.
Price, five Cents
AWFUL HOLOCAUST IN CHICAGO
THIRTY FIREMEN MEET THEIR DEATH IN  THE   FLAMES���WHOLE
THE STOCKYARD DISTRICT IS PROBABLY DOOMED
OF
FROZEN MAINS ENDANGER CITY
Million Dollar "Fireproof" Building Destroyed in   Half an  Hour���Eleven Fire-
men Killed and Forty Injured in Fire at Philadelphia���
Water in Hydrants Was Frozen
THANKS TO MAYOR
For Opportunity Given Aldermen to
Meet the Public
(Special to the Optimist)
Chicago, Dec. 22.���Thirty firemen
including Marshall Horan met with
terrible deaths in a fire which occurred
last night in the supposedly fireproof
warehouse owned by the Nelson Morris
Packing company. The fire brigade
were summoned immediately the outbreak was detected but despite their
manful and sacrificing efforts the building which had the reputation of being
fireproof was completely destroyed and
damage to the cr-tent of a million
dollars executed within the limited space
of half an hour.
Buried Beneath Ruina
The thirty men who met their death
fighting the flames were either killed
by the falling of walls or were asphyxiated
by the smoke and fumes. Many of
the heros were seen to fall but it was
impossible to rescue them on account
of the terrific heat. At daybreak today
a search was instituted for the bodies
of the missing men and seven carcases,
charred and unrecognisable were brought
out from the ruins. The search had to
be abandoned owing to the falling walls.
Bodies Are Unrecognizable
A number of the firemen who met
their death through falling from their
places owing to the overpowering somke
were endeavouring to prevent the flames
from reaching the ammonia tank which
is situated at the top of the building.
Owing to the horribly mutilated condition of the bodies recovered from the
debris it wus found impossible to identify
them.
The Fire Ia Spreading
The fire is regarded as the worst that
has taken place in the Central American
metropolis for many a day. The flare
lit up the sky for miles around and
attracted one of the greatest crowds
that ever as embltd within the city.
Later advices regarding the fire say
that is has now spread to the Tallow
house which occupies the whole of the
city block. The situation is rendered
precarious through the lack of water
and the frozen mains which stultify
the best efforts of the firemen.
THE PHILADELPHIA FIRE
Almost at the same moment word
reaches us from Philadelphia where
another great blaze took place yesterday
in   the   Friedlander   Leather   Factory.
The despatch reads: The bodies of
eleven firemen have been taken from
the ruins. In addition to this ftp-
piling list of dead it is reported that at
leant forty firemen and policemen are
in the hospital more or less seriously
injured as a result of the part they took
in endeavouring to quell one of the greatest outbursts that have taken place
there^for some time.
More Death. Feared
It is believed also that other bodies
PRINCE GEORGE
ARRIVES EARLY
BERTHED AT WHARF THIS MORNING AT FOUR O'CLOCK
Made Excellent Run North and Will
Probably Break Record for Return
Journey How the Accident Hapl
pened    No Damage Done.
Stockyards Are Doomed
Assistant Firemaster Scyferlich who!not known of are still under the debris,
is now in charge of the brigade and is! Tons of twisted iron and glass are heaped
directing the operations admitted this in tragic confusion and some people
morning that unless more water could I are certain that among this pile of
be obtainable the whole of thc stockyard j ruined material there are still to be found
section would go up in smoke. A meat i the charred remains of those who died
house which stands in the fire zone .while trying vainly to effect an escape
was completely demolished this morning.! from the doomed building. Here also
The firemen are working away as if i the water difficulty was most felt. The
for dear life, but they are so terribly! frost had sealed up the pipes and it
handicapped through the short water was almost impossible to get an efficient
supply and the frozen mains that it supply of water at the necessary pres-
is  not   likely  that  they  will   bc  able | sure.   The water in the hydrants was
to do other than curtail as much
possible the ravages of the blaze.
I
frozen and the hose had to be wrapped
in blankets.
On the motion of Alderman Pattullo
trended by Alderman Lynch at last
light's meeting a vote of thanks was
endered to the Mayor for having given
M aldermen the opportunity of render-
ng an account of their work to the
ilizens.
Mayor Stork in acknowledging the
P"uriesy said that he thought this
calling of a meeting to let the aldermen
ol any civic term meet the public face
10 face, should be made an annual event.
ITenders
PRINTING VOTERS' LIST
Opened   at   Laat   Night's
Council Meeting
Tenders for Printing the Municipal
[Voters' List for 1911 were opened by
I the cfty clerk at last night's city council.
They were as follows: Prince Rupert
publishing company $208; Prince Rupert Journal $166.
" o"< were the only tenders received,
I and the work goes by vote of council to
I'hi- slournal.
Roth firms offering agreed to have
j11* list completed in time to suit the
l��ty*s need.
DEATH ROLL OVER
THREE HUNDRED
AWFUL HAVOC IN ENGLAND MINE
DISASTER
Tenible Scenes Are Witneaaed at the
Pit Head���Rescuers Are Brought
Up Unconscious Through Noxioua
Gases and Mistaken for Victima.
and it is not likely that they will move
until the bodies of their husbands are
brought up either dead or alive. The
greatest heroism is being displayed by
the rescuers, and although il is now
recognized as impossible that any of the
entombed men may have survived the
inhalation of the putrid gases they have
never relaxed their efforts.
(Special to the Optimisti
Manchester, Dec. 22.-Three hundred
and   twenty-five   is   the  official   total
of the dead and missing in the terrible
mining catastrophe which occurred in I
Lancashire   yesterday.    The   head   of I
the   mine   is  one   continual  scene  of j
harrowing incidents.   Men and women
are gathered   together   discussing   thc
chances of rescue and whenever a party
of   the   rescuers   reaches   the   surface
they are immediately surrounded by a
mob of gesticulating and nerve strung
people.
Today many of the rescuerers haa
to be carried to the surface on account
of the noxious gases which are floating
about unchecked. When thay were
brought up it was at first thought that
the entombed men had been reached
and a great shout was raised but when
it was ascertained that the prostrate
men belonged to the rescue party the
terrible gloom set over the faces of the
watchers again.
A number of women have never left
the pit head since the tragedy occurred
RED CLIFF MINE
CLOSES SUDDENLY
MEN HANDED PAY CHECKS AND
TOLD TO QUIT
Cloaure Causes a Sensation in Mining Circles -Last Reports Were
Moat Favorable and Workmen Do
Not Underatand the Move.
Stewart, Dec. 21.--News of the closing
of the Red Cliff Mine has caused astonishment in Stewart.   The order to aloi
down came on Thursday morning- A
hour after the men had been at worl
Superintendent  Webster  issued  ordei
to cease and the employees, some forf
in number, were handed their pay checks,
From   those  who  have  reached  tc*n
nothing authoritative can be ascertained
as to the causes leading to the sudden
cessation  of  work.    The  long  tunnel
was in over 1460 feet, and for the past
thirty feet the drills had been working
in the highest gTade of copper-gold ore
discovered on the property.
TO STRIKE OR
NOT TO STRIKE
CRISIS   REACHED   IN   RAILWAY
STRIKE IN WINNIPEG
Decision Will Be Known Tonight
Engineers on  Western  Lines Will
Probably  Join   Brotherhood   Men
Despite Lemieux Act.
(Special to the Optimisti
Winnipeg. Deo. 22.���In spite of the
provisions of the Lemieux Act to the
contrary it is confidently expected here
that if the brotherhood of railway men
order a strike tonight at their reference the engineers on the Canadian
Western lines will fiollow suit. It is
commonly known that the engineers
are in perfect sympathy with thc men
of the Brotherhood in their demand
for a higher wage and it is not likely
that they will stand out when by offering
their assistance they can be assured of
a similar return when their own dispute
comes along. The situation is now at
a crisis and it is expected that tonight's
meeting of Ihe Brotherhood will settle
the question of strike or no strike, and
the odds are in favor of the strike.
Victoria, Dec. 22.���(Special)���The steamer Aymeric which arrived in this
port this morning reports while making
the journey she sighted a waterlogged
boat which she took to be a life boat. It
is presumed that it belongs to St. Denis.
The Prince George more than realized
expectations in making her delayed
run from Vancouver to Prince Rupert.
Her siren sounded out in the bay in
the small hours of the morning and she
was berthed at the wharf before 4 a.m.
By the time the citizens woke to the
performance of their daily tasks she
had unloaded her Christmas freight and
was ready for the return journey at a
moment's notice. As she was not
expected till later in the forenoon her
arrival occasioned no little surprise
and it was freely bandied about that
she had broken riTord for the run.
This, however, is not the case as she
left Vancouver at six o'clock on Tuesday
and not at midnight as was formerly
understood. *
It now transpires how the vessel
came to run ashore. She was coming
through the Narrows in a dense fog
and before anyone knew what had
happened she was resting on the Part his
shoal. None of the passengers, most
of whom were in their bunks at the lime
knew what had occurred. The (i. T. P.
officials were not inclined to wait for
the rising tide to float her so they
requisitioned services of three tugs Ihe
Joliffe, the Nanoo e and the Commodore
to haul her off, which they did in the
same manner as she went on, namely
broadside.
There was no sensation on board at
all, the passengers realizing that there
was little danger. An effort is going
to be made to be back in Vancouver by
Sunday, and if the vessel is successful
in accomplishing that she will have
put up a record for the return trip.
CHRISTMAS PAY SHEET
Being Prepared Today in City Engineer's Office
That thoughtful action of the City
council's in authorizing payment up
lo December 16th of the city employees
before Christmas is causing cunsiderablt
satisfaction among them.
Today the pay sheet is being prepared
in the city engineer's oflice. and the
payments will be made by the city
treasurer in good time for Christmas.
AN INTERESTING PICTURE
Mayor Wants First Council's Photograph Taken
At last night's city council meeting
Mayor Stork expressed the wish that
all the aldermen should endeavour to
when possible get together at a suitable
time to have their photograph taken in
group.
"The First City Council of Prince
Rupert will be a historical one," he
remarked.
Gait, Cal., Dec. 22.���(Special)���A
baby weighing less than a pound was
born in this town today to Mrs. John
Harvey. The phenomenal child is
not more than eight inches long. The
doctors who have examined it declare
that it is sound and healthy and will
live. Mrs. Harvey is being visited
daily by the curious who arc dying to
have a look at the infant prodigy. THE  PRINCE    RUPERT    UPT1M18T
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The Royal
Corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street
HOTEL
THE BEST
HITL'ATION
THE FIN-
EST ROOMS
THE BEST
EQUIPMENT
STEAM HEAT
HOT AND COLD
WATER BATHS
CORLEY 6 BURGESS
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CAFE
Our Lunco Counter and Restaurant are superior in appointments, service and cuisine to any in the City. It is
popular with diners of taste,
and the rendezvous of parties
(JVICK   Ll'NCH MODERN  PRICES
If you try the Royal
you   will   go   again.
Proprietors
LYNCH BROS.
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DEPARTMENT STORES       PHONE No. 2
THE B1C SUPPLY HOUSE OF PRINCE RUPERT
...A Place to Buy At and Save Money...
SUGAJt-B. C. Granulated. 20 lb. saek $1.25
orkaM-B. C. Large SO oi. tin 10
B. C.. Large 20 o_. tins, case  4.50
St. Charles or Jers*?)*. 9 tins  1.00
St. Charles or Jersey, case  5.00
St. Charles or Jersey, hotel size  4.75
Wethey't Mince Meat, per package 10
Paw* Pork and Beans. 2 lb. tin 10
Mixed Peel cut in drums 20
Spanish Olives, 40 oz. jar 75
Spanish Olives, j* oz. jar  1.35
finest table apples���Spitxenburge. Wine Saps,  and
Arkinsaw Blacks  2.5*
Other Varieties. 1.75 and  2.00
Chillawhack Potatoes, per sack  1.75
JUST  RECEIVED,   Car of Ashcroft Potatoes, lb.
2ic
HOLIDAY   GOODS
Ropers Bros.  1347 Silverware
Wostenholm's I. X. L. Carvers in three and
five uiece  Sets
Pocket Knives. Razors. Scissors and Shears.
Boxing Gloves, Striking Bags and San-
dow Exercisers. Air Guns. Rifles. Shot
Guns and   Revolvers.
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply Co.Lti
THOS. DUNN, Manager
i^f-a.    ������--������*-
New Rain Coats
from $12.00 op,
New Sweaters for Udiej,
Girls and Boys
\   to subjects of special interest to women.   Any and all of tbe ladies of Prince Rupert  PHRISTM A<\     TAAnc
*   are invited to contribute to its columns, and to Uke part in its   discussions.   Sug- | >-�����_��__. 1 mnJ     UUUUj
THE COSY CORNER = j
PRINCIPALLY   TO   THE  INTERESTS  OF  WOMEN     j
This is a Jttle section of the paper, whieh from day to day will be devoted
gestions and criticisms are invited by the editor.   The hope is expressed that "The
Cosy Corner" will fill a social need.
Social Notes
Mrs. Lamont and Miss Pinder have
moved from their old residence on
Fultor. street to the house lately occupied
by Mr. L. W. Patmore.
Mrs. D. H. Hays arrived this morning
on the Prince George.
H. B. CAMPBELL,   IS
Mr. J. Millar of the P. Burns company,
has left for a trip to Australia.
Mr. and Mrs. George S. Carl have the
sympathy of their many friends in the
loss that they sustained through the
burning of their home on Monday
night. Some valuable silver and old
family jewels were among the things
destroyed.
Mr. LeRoy Grant will leave in a
few days to spend New Year's in Vancouver.
Holiday  Decorations
Indispensable for holiday decorations
are the ornaments of glass and tinsel'
��� which are used not only to adorn trees,
but to lend  gayety to the aspect  of'
dinner  tables   and  house  interiors   at
Yuletide.   and   immense   quantities   of
them are sold each season.
They all come from one place���the
ullage of Lausha. in tbe Thurginian
Mountains, in Germany.    That region
, is the veritable Toyland���the real home
of   Santa   Claus.     Vast   quantities   of
1 Christmas playthings, mostly of wood
or papier-mache, are made there by
the peasants, who do the work in their
homes: and a rather curious feature
of the industry* is the way in which
it is split up and specialized, one village
i turning out nothing but hobby-horses,
another producing only Noah's Arks, and
so on.
The chief object sought in the making of tree ornaments, of course, is
glitter. Most of them are of glass,
blown into fantastic and often beautiful
shapes���various pigments and metals
being   employed   to   lend    additional
' brilliancy-
The people of Lausha are all glass-
blowers. They do the work in their
homes, but the rough glass is pro-sided
by big dealers who contract for the
purchase of the wares thus produced.
Among other things, the workers turn
out incalculable numbers of the familiar
glass marbles so familiar to every* childish
heart���these being made in moulds from
long sticks of glass in which several
colors are combined.
Unfortunately, glass-making is a very
unhealthy occupation, and tbe people of
Lausha literally g*.ve theu- lives for Sar.ta
Claus. few of them surviving long enough
to reach old age.
any of the women called, although
each offered an excuse varying form
not being a taxpayer or resident of
Olympia to the simple "just because"
of a woman. The afternoon and night
sessions of the court were both crowded
by a curious throng of onlookers, who
laughed every time there was the
slightest excuse and kept the court
continually calling them to order.
According to attorneys here this is
the first time in Washington, if not in
the United States, that a female juror
drawn from a venire of women only,
has been selected to try* a case. Judge
Giles of the Justice Court, who presides, declares that the jury of women
is far superior in every' way to any jury
that ever sat in his court.
The case went to the jury* at 10:40.
After being out exactly an hour the
women returned a verdict in favor of
the plaintiff, awarding the full amount
of damage asked. The verdict was
reached only after much arguing among
the jurors, during which some of them
became greatly excited.
All lines are now complete   "__
centres in embroider.- a: ��� ".
Fancy cushions, far ���'-.��� ���- ���.' -" -..'::i
est designs. Har.c: "e--r".:-rl- ���'-'
ses. Big reductior.s ir. - ---���" III'
So to $9. ������'   -*13
Mrs. S. Frizzel
P  O. BOX ��
r. W. HART
House  Furnishings Complete
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WHOLESALE
PRODUCE
FRUIT . .
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Confectionery {Confectionery
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FOR CHRISTMAS
Lowney's and Ganong's Fancy Boxes
of Chocolates for Christmas Gifts.
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A Jury of Women
The comic writers who have pictured
the helplessness of a female jury might
complete their education by reading the
following account of the able manner in
which a jury of women at Olympia.
Washington, adjudicated a case last
week:
Olympia. Wash.. Dec. 16.���Sitting
in the jury box without removing their
hats rive prominent Olympia wonem
listened all yesterday afternoon and
until late at night to the testimony
and the arguments of the lawyers who
are trying the case of A. Koch, a milkman
against Messrs. Fouls ii Canfleld. street
contractors. Koch complains tha' a
blast set off by the contractors caused
r..s team to run away and do damage to
the extent of $10.50.
With the exception of Mrs. Graves.
who was ill. the court refused to excuse
The Japaneae Kimono
A lady who has lived in China and
Japan for several years has written of
the way American women wear the
kimono. You may not approve of all
she says, but listen:
"The k<mono must always fold from
the right. When folded from the left
it is for tbe dead. A woman will be
interested in knowing that in making
a kimono the center seam at the back
must fold from right to left, as the
reverse is for the shroud.
"A word here as to tbe sandal. Chinese slippers are worn in Japan, but
only in certain temples, where they
represent the scholarship of China.
The Japanese 'getas' are wooden clogs
used only out-of-doors. The indoor
sandal can be worn only with tbe
digitated sock, being held in place by
a strap passing between the great and
second toe.
"To return to the kimono. I think
that foreigners never look well in tne
kimono. Its lines are suited only
to tbe slender, hipless little ladies who
have evolved it. The yukata, the blue
and white cotton bath kimono, will,
however, remain our great convenience.
"As no Japansse is ever visible in
an ungirded robe, any more than we
would be in an unfastened corsage. I
have evolved for my ow-n yukata a
convenient mode. As the piece of
cotton contains just enough for the
kimono, one must buy 2 1-2 yards of
another design. Cut this in half lengthwise, fold each strip together about
a three-inch width, and one has two
cbis. one to give away. Now slip on
the kimono, fold this to the right, and
to the edge of the facing fold attach
the obi so that it will sling in a half-tie
under the left arm."
H. H. MORTON
THIRD AVL
Phone No. 1
Tk Pacific Transfer to.
PRomr attest: ii *r._s,
TO   ALL   ORDERS
COAL
PHON_   IN    YOl'R    ORI'Elw    Nl  sXli
Office with Nick mat _?.���=*"
Third Aver.-**
L. F. MARTIN
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When tired of paying v .: .* ���>'- -���'������
for rank CoffcM
NABOB BRAND
1 a genuine Mocha and Java b.��- --1
unrival.srs*
40*p.rl_. At-IO***
A CHANCE TO GO I
TO BUSINESS CHEAP
A   Completely   Furnuhed R��-
taurant for ���_!�� on Ea.? T��l��
SOMETHING FOR CHRISTMAS
APPLY - OPTIMIST
Chocolate Fruit Cookies
Take one cup butter, one-balf cup
sugar, two tablespoons melted chocolate,
one extra tablespoon sugar, one teaspoon boiling water, one egg, well
beaten, one-half cup chopped pecar.
nuts, one-half cup seeded and shredded
raisins, one and one-eighth cups of
Hour, one teaspoon baking powder.
Cream the butter with the butter creamer, add sugar gradually: add the chocolate melted with tbe tablespoon of
sugar and boiling water, cook one minute
ar.d add to first mixture.add egg well
beaten, nut meats, and raisins, dredged
with one-eighth cup flour.  Sift remaining
flour with ma_:r.i* ; - ���" ..
I mixture:   beat   the:   |        JJTJ
Drop mixture or. *-���.������- ' "Vj,
1 inch and. half a;^-.   Bate".-"
erate oven f.fts?*r B " -'������'
English Hon., Cookie. ^ ^
Take two quarts ������JJV^ ol
crumb into it t_* ���-*;���*' _ rf
softened  butter.    Add si
molasses,  one  r.r.t        "IT."  .\dd. ��<
'and a half cup of wit^: ^ rf
the last, one Md a ������*������ ���     .        &
soda.    Beat   X-  *******
; minutes and bake ta ->
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and   most   poP-'��r  ml*i<'
Jewelry Store. ...it^-joftiAWW-Mwm^^
THE   PRINCE   RUPERT    OPTIMIST
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Christmas Gifts for
MEN
......A few suggestions as to what to buy and where to buy.
FITTED SUIT CASES
of the very best English leather. Leather lined, finished with brass lock and
hinges at $20, $2!,, $30 and $35.
CLUB BAGS-Made from the very be.I
quality of leather, in black and tan at $5,
$10, $15, $20 and $25.
A Fine Hand Tailored Suit
of Clothes or Overcoat
Cut to the very latest designs at $15,
$20, $25 and $30.
MEN'S FANCY SUSPENDERS
Nicely boxed in single pairs or put up in Combination sets
of Suspenders, Hoss- Supporters and Sleeve Holders nt
$1,00, $1.50, $2,00 nnd $2.50.
HOLIDAY NECKWEAR in fancy .ilk,
plain poplin or knitted ���ilk at 50c to $2.
Martin O'ReiUy
A
Dressing       JLjjl
Gown or       Oi
Smoking
Jacket
0
CLOTHIER - FURNISHER
Second Avenue
is always very appropriate     as    a
n   . n .        Christmas Gift at ������-
rnnce Kupert    $7.50, $12 and $15. dressing-gown.
Corded and Bound.
I THE   PRINCE   K.l'PERT   OPTIMIST
The Prince Rupert Optimist
DAILY AND WEEKLY
Condensed Advertisements. JAPAN MERSED
taHptag   Jspuw  office,
Daily Edition.
Thursday. Dec 22 A
' THE LLOYD-GEORGE OF THE COLNCIL
It was a graceful and not undeserved compliment which Dr. Mclntyre pais:
to Alderman Pattullo when he referred to him at the public meeting in the Empress
Theatre on Tuesday, as "the Lloyd-George of the Council." A few minutes later,
when Alderman Pattullo followed with his masterly statement of civic finances,
the audience expressed their appreciation of his talent and service by a prolonged
demonstration of applause.
It is one of the vices of our modem craze for the sensational in news-aper
reading, that finance, a subject of profound interest when understood, usually
receives but mat attention. The old libel that figures are dry reading makes
the average reader skip any financial statement save those in which he has a very-
close personal interest. Probably not one-tenth of the depositors of a bank ever
give more than a casual glance at the annual statement, before consigning it to
the waste paper basket, even though the bank is the custodian of their available
cash, and the sponsor of their credit.
Because of this popular disinclination to study figures, it is po-siWe tat the
shallow critic to make false and misleading generalizations in pnblic. with a liberty
he dare not use were tb* argument on debatable facts.instead of much less debatable
figures. If for no other reason than the lucid manner in which Alderman Pattullo
disposed of the shallow- criticisms from men who apparently know little of municipal
economics, his speech was amply worth while.
Take for instance the criticism against the council for borrowing money from
the bank at 6 per cent to temporarily finance local improvements instead of raising
money by the issuing of debentures for $1,000,000 at 4 1-2 per cent. On the face
of it it looks like genuine criticism. The man in the street knows that 4 1-2 is an
easier rate than 6. Without any investigation or real thought about the matter he
concludes that tbe point is well taker., and that tbe council showed extravagance
in borrowing at 6 when it might have got money at 4 1-2. It was an excellent
opportunity which Alderman Pattullo took to make it clear at the meeting, that
under the circumstances, the council were saving thousands of dollars of the citizens'
money by borrowing from the bank at the larger rate.
There are many deceptive things in finance. A 4 1-2 debenture issue would
have to pay more than 4 1-2 per cent interest for the simple reason that the debentures do not usually sei! at par. and from the proceeds must be deducted tbe costs
of their sale- Monty raised by 4 1-2 per cent debentures ��ould nave to pay
about 5 per MM interest-
Then again, as Alderman Pattullo pointed out. interest would have to be
paid upon the whole amount from tbe moment of tbe sale, even though much
of it would not be required for a year or more. The present amount of the city's
borrowing at 6 per cent for local improvements is only $75,000. The interest
on this is $4,500. By the time all the local improvements at present contracted
for are completed" the amount required will probably not ecxeed $300,000. The
money will be drawr. as required, and interest will only be charged on the amount
actually in use. If the whole of the $300.CX) were in use for the whole of the year
(vS<-h it will not be . the interest at 6 per cent would amount only to lls.OOO.
What would be the result if the money were raised on the so-called "cheaper"
plan of raaang it by a rm'iion dollars' worth of 4 1-2 per cent debentures to cover
all our local improvements: There would be $50,000 to pay in interest, as against
lls.OOO by the "dearer" plan. It is true that the surplus $700,000 would be lying
in the bank drawing interest until such time as it was needed, but the rate of interest
would only be 3 per cent, o- $21,000.   That is to say. in order to get a saving of
1 per cent on tbe $3O0.t��*' tbe city requires, tbe critics would be prepared to lose
2 per cent or. fTOO.OOO vWeh the city does not require.   The whole transaction
would result in a net loss to tne city of $11,000.
Fortunately tbe city council understood the aituatsor.. and entered upon
tbe m_#r po'::y of only borrowing from tbe bank such sums as are needed for
immediate rej-:>rr.*r.ts When tbe t:rr> s-or_e�� that it ���_ cheaper to iarue debentures at 4 1-2 than borrow at 6. they may be trusted to do to.
Tbe representative business men of Pnnce Rupert who compose the first
co-inr.l. CM __Uy h�� tr-sted to handle the city's finaree* :>n more ec-omic*l
lines than those .r.Seated by their superficial critic*.
_ RE TOO IN NEED OF HELP* Do you-aat
*�� to buy. or *e!L ot hire, or loan' Try The
Ort_r.i#t OsaitaM Ad. route.
F'sat of ttree or tour room* to let.      Ap-
rly to P. W. Scott, sror. 3rd Are and  Fulton.
m*tm
CONTRACTORS-See ut for Employer ��� Liabtl-
*. :*x lamrar.oe. We tar arrar.sje vour bond.
Tre Ma^-1; Realty and lMurance C_npar.y. 1*4-lm
P">R SALE-A r-od libera]  leaae on  M and
bu-.ldiac. suitably ntuated for ttore or ree-
MMt   Adsireai City P. O. Boa ��. *.��l-_
F: RE-Don t wait till it romea.    Inaare your
houae. Mock and furniture.   Do it today   See
ui for rate*.   The Mack P.eaity and Ir.jurance |
C.sT.rsar.y. l-si-lra
-porXD-On Third Ave.. Monday aftemxsn. a
r    bun��t of key*.   Enquire ��: Ooumut csSoe-
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AUTHORITIES    ARE    QUITE    AT
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|R P.ENT-We have the itore or s��1W yoo
See our hsit of ftnktmi and unfurn-
���ahes- houiea. The Itaek Realty and Ir ��� raj ���
Cotr-nany. l��4-lm
ANTED-Firat claa�� nirfet Chef.    _M be
"there   on ibori order*.   Lithane* linU.
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Sacrificed Prices
Until Xmas
25 ���*, reit. ��i1 n ill the  falWwa. ******
Ladies Silk Scarfs       $1.7*5 to $3.50
Ladies Siik Shawls $'..50 to U50
BOO   .arii of silk, all colors and qualities, from 25c to $1.35
lOOC' vards Pongee silk   T5c to $1.00
Silk Kimonai. Tone and half length $3.50 to $6.00
Silk Handkerchiefs of all  kinds,   special  lir.e as Prince Rupert souvenir, all price*, from 50c to HOO
Batter.burg Table  Linen.  Centre Pieces.  Cushion Tops,   all  price*
from 25c to $5. ��J0
Lad:e<-' Sweater Coat* and Jackets        $3.00 to K. 00
You are irvited to call and ��ee our stock. These good* are all
new. We have ju*t got them unpacked. It trill be a pleasure to
tt ow them to you.
The above prices are FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
JABOUR BROS.
Third Ave.
Between Seventh and Eighth
Janitor Wanted
Tb* Public School Board vnl! recesre application* for the rxseitioa of Janitor for tbe new
*chooL Salary t~> per moctis; dutiea to etanrnerje*
January '.ft. Applications muat be ia by Saturday noon. D*c. Htk.
C 1!  SAWLE.
'.���-���..��- Secretary
DOUBLED THE FINE Tor,**,
English Contracts for Large Cruiser         0DaV
Ii at the Root of Trouble���Home   Offender Make* Third ^ppta
Construction Wanted by Official*. Same Charge
Makir.f: hit    . .   ...
Urate this morning
j guilty to the    ��� ..';*"���
I drunk  and   . - -   - .   " 7*
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[hour or two tc rustlei
,    An old stager lai ...
: third   app*i:^-. ��� '������-.'. _"*
��� offence wu ���-��� .-��� ..   "';!
I penalty. $10 and ��� ��� ... .''^
, He was ta'r>r. : I ���
Victoria. B. C, Dec. 19.���Japanese
naval authorities are at loggerheads,
according to advices brought by the
Empress of India, over the question of
construction of warships abroad, raised
by the placing of an order in England
for a large cruiser battleship of the
Lion and Orion type. These naval officials who favor home construction
oppose the expenditure abroad and increased cost of labor in England over
that in Japan.
Some officials naively state that the
order was placed in England in order
that Japan might secure intelligence
regarding British construction and armament.   The Osaka Mainichi says:
"Advocates of ordering warships ab-
broad adduce advanced skill in shipbuilding in England and America. They
say   construction   abroad   necessitates
THE   WEATHER
Tweaty-four r. in  ���      .- |
December 21.
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JEWELRY
For : Christmas
How many people  are there that  do not appreciate a select piece of
Jewelry for a Chrirtmas Gift ?
QUALITY is one of the first things that
should be taken into cansideration in
selecting anything in the jewelry line, consequently we would ask you to call and examine our stock, which consistsof the HIGHEST-CLASS goods that the factories produce, including:
Steel Blue White Westleton Diamonds from $14.00
to $700: Libbey's cut glass, which is acknowledged
to be the finest glass made: Howard Watches, the
finest time keepers from $40 to $170: Canadian.
���Vmerican and English gold Goods at all prices:
Canadian and English sterling silverware at al!
prices: European sterling silver and gold handbags.
$25 to $200; French and American chime mantle
and bronzed clocks. Umbrellas, Leather GoHs, in
fact everything that you would expect to find in
any HIGH-CLASS jewelry store :        :
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Ladies be sure that you read this ad. as we have another
'��� THIMBLE DAY this week
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C. B. WARK
The Leading Jeweler
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THE   PRINCE RUPERT   OPTIMIST
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C il. ORME
THE PIONEER DRUGGIST
Xmas is Here. Have You Bought Your Presents a
A FEW SUGGESTIONS: [
Eboi.y Backed Hair Brushes       Toilet Articles, Large Assortment jQ
Ebony Backed Mirrors         Triple Plate Mirrors jjj
Shaving Mirrors 11
Perfumes         Soaps         Toilet Waters         Perfume Atomizers gl
McCONKEY'S CHOCOLATES |
3 DAYS MORE |
AND THEN CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE j��
CITY MAY HAVE
OWN HOSPITAL
A Splendid Assortment of Goods to Select From j|
DIAMOND  AND  PEARL  SET  NECKLACES AND  BRACELETS B
GOLD  WATCHES,   PLAIN,   ENGRAVED  AND  DIAMOND SET g
STERLING SILVER AND EBONY TOILET SETS jj
A GREAT VARIETY OF DEPOS-ART WARE p
FINE CUT GLASS AND STERLING SILVER NOVELTIES H
LEATHER GOODS IN THE LATEST PATTERNS AND COLORS |j
R.W.CAMERON&CO.
GOOD  THING  SUGGESTED   FOR
PRINCE RUPERT
Idea Ia a Favorite With Alderman
Hilditch and Is Favorably Looked
on by Council. City Muat Aid
Hospital.
Thut Prince Rupert will pretty soon
have a municipal general hospital, in-
su'uel of one kept up by thu generosity
of large hearted citizens, is quite prob-
able, judninK fron the opinions expressed
at lust night's city council meetings
With some relutcance Alderman Naden
approached the council on the subject
of financial aid for the new built in-
etitution which requires funds in order
that its work may bc efficiently carried
on. The need is urgent, and feeling
that the liberality of generously inclined
citizens has already been heavily taxed,
Alderman Nuilen suggested that a substantial contribution from the city
-say the surplus from the health appropriation���would greatly assist the
board.
It is the firm conviction of Alderman
Hilditch that the city should own the
hospital, and he said so. To begin with,
he thought a ward could well he taken
over und run as a public ward by the
city. This might cost from $3,000 to
$5,000 but it would be money well
spent for thc good of those citizens who
could not afford to go to the hospital
as private patients.
Thinking that it wus rather late in
l heir term for the council now to go
| into the question of thc city's taking
over the hospital,  Alderman  Pattullo
j suggested u $500 donation, and that the
matter to be taken up by the next
council seriously.
Under the municipal hospital plan
as pointed out   by Alderman  Hilditch
��� every citizen would have his fair share
of the coat to bear;   ii would not be
1 thrown on the pockets of the generous
, few, while some who could afford more
! got off with meagre subscriptions.
It was suggested by Alderman Pattullo that the board should submit a
statement of its financial position and
(he finance committee of the council will
i consider the matter.
Five hundred dollars from the city
is all too little even for a donation
meantime, thinks Alderman Mobley,
Many large heartesl citizens huve already
subscrilied nearly as much, $2000 at
least would be a more proportionate
contribution.
Under the Municipal Clause Act the
city may make if need be a special levy
for hospital purposes, and the sum of
$.000 is well within the powers of a
municipality to devote to such an end.
It wus finally decided ut thc motion
of Alderman Lynch thut thc finance
committee shall look into the matter
und report at their earliest convenience.
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THE JEWELERS
6th St. and 2nd Ave. =
NEW COTTAGE RESIDENCE
Thomaa McClymont to Build  $5,000
Houae on Borden Street   .
Permit to build u $5,000 cottugo
residence hadH been granted to Mr.
Thomas McClymont, real estste agent,
and work has been started on the
foundations by Messrs. Mitchell, Currie
and Watt, builders. The site of the
residence is on Borden street.
A substantiul frame building is planned
standing on concrete walls with full
basement. Eight rooms are provided
for, including reception, dining, parlor,
i bed rooms, bath room, kitchen, etc.
Designs include equipment of the most
most up to date kind in every respect.
This first floor will be finished in hard
wood, fully plastered throughout, electric
lighting, and hot water heating ure
provided for, and the furnishinr. of the
residence will he modern and attractive.
Besides the spacious basement the
building will hnve convenient uttic
upurtments. It is expected to bc rcudy
early in 1911. 1HEPR1N-E    RUPERT    OPTIMIST
ss. Prince George
Sails for
Vancouver
Victoria
IAND
Seattle
Thursdays, At 8.30 p.m.
se. BRUNO for Stewart Wednesdayp,
after arrival of Prince George. For
Port Simpson, Naas, Masset and Moresby Island points, including Queen Charlotte City, Pacori, Rose Harbor, also
Refuge Bay, every alternate Friday at
12 o'clock  noon, commencing Dec. 9th.
The Grand Trunk Railway Syttem
aonnecting with trains from the Pacific
coast operates a frequent and convenient service of luxurious trains over its
double track roate between Chicago,
Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax,
Portland. Boston, New York and Philadelphia. Information and tickets obtainable from the office hereundeo mentioned. Trans-Atlantic bookings by all
lines arranged.
A. E. McMASTER
FREIGHT   AND   PASSENGER   AGENT
Canadian Pacific Railway
M. Princess .Beatrice
Leaves  Prince  Rupert   for Vancouver
Dec. 20, Jan. 3. 14 and 28.
Leares VawooTer for Prace Rupert
Deeen.ber U and 27, Jan. 7 and 21.
Special long vestibale trains leave
Vancouver every day at 9 a.m. and 3.45
p.m. for all points east.
NEW HOSPITAL
NEEDS MONEY
HEAVY DEBTS CONTRACTED AND
TREASURY  IS EMPTY
Decided to Have a Subscription Canvass of the City���Two More Wards
Are Endowed and Scale of Fees
Adopted.
The Prince Rupert New Hospital is
in what might be termed a rather precarious financial position.  At the present
j moment their contracted debts and
prospective debts the latter being in
connection   with   work   that   must   be
I done before the building can be completed'   amount   to   several   thousand
i dollars, and the treasury is empty.   This
; was the state of affairs which was made
public at the meeting of the board held
yesterday afternoon. Realization of
the position created several pregnant
suggestions. Aldermen Naden and one
or two others were in favor of the hospital
being taken over by the city and run
as a municipal institution maintained
for and by the public. Mr. Naden expressed the view that that was the best
thing to do with such institutions. He
wondered if he might bring the matter
before the council but decided not to
do so on account of the fact that its
term of office had nearly expired.
Subscription Canvass
In order to raise the money necessary
for the purchase of essential implements
of surgery* SU(*I' as an operating table
it was decided to give the finance committee power to appoint a man to make
a canvass of the city for subscriptions.
When the appointment of this canvasser
unanimously:
Beds in public wards $14 per week.
Beds in semi-private wards $17.50.
Beds in private wards, small, $20 per
week.
Beds in private wards, large, $25 per
week.
Beds in semi-private wards but used
as private wards, $26 per week.
The above figures include medicine
and nursing. Special nurses will be
charged for at the rate of $3 per day
extra. The operating room charges are
from $5 to $10.
SEE US FOR CHRISTMASTRELS
PONY EXPRESS
PHONE 170 R^
Senators Brother Killed
Carberry, Man., Dec. 19.���John Jaf-
fray, brother of Senator Robert Jaffray,
president of the Globe Printing/-ompany,
Toronto, was killed on the C. P. R. tracks
here.
TWENTY MILLION
DEAL IN COAL
ENGLISH SYNDICATE BOUGHT
BRITISH  COLUMBIA  FIELD
Ring of Option Holders Divide a
Profit of Nineteen Million Dollars
���Sir Arthur Pearson la Head of
Syndicate.
WE URE NOT GOING OUT OF TNE JEWELRY
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Cutlery.
Electric Plate, High Class Enamels
and Souvenirs, Cut Glass, Gem and
Diamond Rings, Gramophones and
Records, Umbrellas, Hand-bag Goods.
China Vases.
WE   ARE   HERE  TO  STAY
J. S. GRAY & SON, Sixth Street
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,
J. G. McNab
General Agent
Rupert Marine Iron Works
-AND-
Supply Company, Limited
HAYS  CREEK
P. O. BOX 515    ���    PRINCE RUPERT
Miss   Henny   Wennersten
-Swadkll  Sp��i��l_|-
Electrical. Facial and Scalp Treatment.
Scientific Uasaairr treatment for rheuma-
tiMr.. nsrs. ii-m-. and poor circulation.
Manicuring, alto chiropody work.   -:���   -:-
Room. No. 4,    Exchange Block
F. W. HART
UNDERTAKER &  EMrlAI.MKI'.
STOCK   COMPLETE
THE IROQUOIS
POOL
English and American Billiards
Eight Tables Second Ave.
SNAPS
LOTS
BLOCK      SEC.
23 and 24 5
7 16
3          4 13
7, 8, 9, 10 36
1          2 51
PRICE
$3,500 parr
2,300
12,500 pair
1,750   pair
550   pair
is made his name will be published in
the newspapers of the city so that he
will be known to the people. This
decision was arrived at on the suggestion
of Mr. Palmer who said he believed
greatly in the systematic canvass.
Two Ward Donora
This depressing condition was somewhat relieved by the report that the
Knights of Pythias and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles were each desirous of
furnishing a ward in the hospital. The
correspondence revealed rather a lack
of confidence on the part of the insurance
people in the Prince Rupert Fire Brigade.
The Westenhaver people who had
issued a thousand dollar policy on the
property asked to be relieved of the-
risk till such time as the fire extinguishing
power of the city was augmented in
some way.
Dr. Reddie. president of the medical
association, sent a letter to the board
requisitioning  an  operating  table  and
a number of other things, including the
alteration   and    improvement   of   the
operating  department.    After  a  great
deal of discussion il was finally decided
to   give   the   building   committee   the
i necessary   power   to   make   what   purchases it might think fit.   It was also
decided   to   have   the   sewerage   work
' hurried   on   because,   as   Mr.   Clarke
1 pointed out, it was impossible to open
the  hospital  without  having  first  had
the sewers in.
Scale of  Fees
A communication wris read from the
j matron   intimating  that  she  had  two
i nurses   on   hand   for   positions   in   the
��� hospital and they  were now  awaiting
1 information as to salary.    The feeling
of the meeting was that from $50 to $60
would   be  the  correct  figure  but   no
decision was arrived at.
The following scale of fees was adopted
We  have   others   on   our   lists,
but these are  the   most
attractive today.
G.R. NADEN COMPANY
Second A��e-
Limited.
Prince Rupart, B.C.
__=E.   EBY    OL   Co._=_
REAL   ESTATE
Kitsumkalum I.and For Sale
KITSUMKALUM - ��� B   C.
About 19th Dec. Situated on Third
Ave. and Green St. New or old customers are cordially welcomed. Best
handwork laundry in city. Laundry
called for and delivered. 183-195
One of the biggest deals ever put
through in coal took place some time
ago when a circle of Vancouver and
Seattle capitalists came in for a divide
on $19,000,000 of profit. The subject
of this gigantic deal was seventy-five
square miles of bituminous coal lands
in B. C, situated about thirty-five
miles to the northwest of Telkwa.
The lands were sold to an English
syndicate headed by Sir Arthur Pearson,
principal stockholder in Pearson's Magazine, for the sum of $20,000,000. The
capitalists who owned the lands had just
put up a little earnest money, expended
about $100,000 on development, and
then sold out at the tremendous profit
mentioned. Of course the deal was put
through without the * ground being
subjected to a testing examination. The
experts who examined the property for
the English syndicate measured up the
veins and estimated that they contained
an aggregate 400,000,000 tons of coal.
This wonderful estimate somewhat staggered the holders of the land but they
decided to let it go at the profit named.
Among the fortunate members of the
ring of option holders on this land are
A. S. Downey, F. D. McDuna k T M.
Tennant, A. W. Quist. L. L. Davis, and
V. L. Pruett, all of whom hail from
Seattle; A. N. Goyler. managing director of the British American Trust.
Vancouver; W. H. Clark and Otto
Deckert, Vancouver capitalists: Dr. A.
Pellant, Dr. H. A. Pellant, and Arthur
and Andrew Hodge, all of London.
The field is said to be the largest
unbroken area of coal property held
by any one company in the world. The
coal is reported to be of the very highest
grade of bituminous and has great
value in the locality in which it is
situated on account of its coking quality. Tests made of the coal by Seattle
assayers and at the laboratory estab
lished by the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway at Telkwa shows that the fuel
carries 39 per cent of volatile combustible matter and 54 per cent fixed
carbon. It is the grade of bituminous
coal that is considered to be the nearest
to anthracite.
MAKING  GOOD  FAST
Progress   Towards   Light   to   Fulfil
Aldermen's Predictions
Predictions made by more than one
alderman at Tuesday's meeting that the
light plant will be running by January,
look in a fair way to be realized. Workmen are today carrying the fitting of
cross arms and insulators on the pole
line along Third avenue and have reached
the business section of the city.
Geo. D. Tite
FURNITURE DEALER
3rd. Ave.    Prince Rupert
During Xmas Week
Special 10 Per Cent Discount
...FOR CASH...
We have the choice in high grade and
medium priced goods to suit everybody.
Upholstered Leather Rockers and Chairs.
Parlor Tables Mahogany, Golden Oak
and Early English Finish; Music Cabinets, China Cabinets. Buffets and Dining
Tables. If you require something real
good in Dining Room Chairs we have
them---No. 1 Leather Upholstered Seat.
quartered Oak Frames. A complete
range of Madras and reversible .Scrim
Curtain Goods.
Couch Covers Just Arrived at $3.50, $5.50. $650
ORIENTAL AND PERSIAN EFFECTS
REMEMBER
Our  special   Ten   Per   Cent.   Discount for Cash
during   Christmas   Week.     Buy   early
and secure first choice.
All   Orders   Delivered   Promptly   at   Request.
Geo. D. TITE,
THE HOME FURNISHER
OPEN EVENINGS UNTIL 9.30
Find it in The Optimist Ads
JULIUS LEVY
oi Hwh-erade Havana Cigars
lobber of High-grade Havana
Tobaccos Wholesale and Retail
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the prince kupert  optimist
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real estate"
SNAPS
Several Lots on Plank Roadway in
Section 7.    Must be sold.
Owners have left
the city
Call and see us about them
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[chips FROM THE j
HUMORISTS
The Voluble One���I can always remember striking faces.
Pat���Begorra, ye'll never wake to
recollection av ye poke mine.
Professional Cards
He (philisophically)��� Do you approve
of going to thc theatre?
She (practically)���Oh, thank you
Any night you like.
W. L. BARKER
Architect
Second avenue and Third street
Over Westenhaver Bros.' Oflice.
MUNRO   A   LAILEY
Architects,
Stork Building, Second Avenue.
A child of two years, with bright
eyes and a roguish mind, began suddenly
to giggle in church one Sunday morning.
The mother, noticing that the child was
watching the back of a nodding deacon,
inquired into the cause of such merriment. "Oh, mama!" gurgled the child,
"dat man's head is peekin' out at me
through a hole in his hair."
STUART &  STEWART
ACCOUNTANTS -:- AUDITORS
We Have Moved
TO OUR NEW OFFICE
IN   THE
Helgerson Building
6th STREET
Transfer & Storage Co. Ltd.
Law-Butler Building
Prince Rupert
Phone No. 280
P.O. Box 351
F. B. Deacon
Open Evenings       Alder Block       SIXTH ST.
ALFRED CARSS, C. V. BENNETT, B.A.
01 Brltlsjh Columbia ot B.C., Oatarlo, Saa-
and Manitoba Han. katchawan  and Al
berta Ran.
CARSS & BENNETT
Barristers, Notaries, Etc
OSIm-Exchange block, corner Thin! avenue and
Sixth .tree- Prince Ruoert. 8
Agents for Imperial Oil Company
Telephone 36
Utile's NEWS Agency
Magazines :: Periodicals :: Newspapera
CIGARS :: TOBACCOS :: FRUITS
G.T.P. WHARF
lAMUEL HARRISON
V. F. G. GAMBLE
A party travelling in nn Irish canal
boat; it was Friday, a fast uay. A fine
boiled salmon was on the cabin table,
and his reverence the priest was taking
a very large helping of the fish, when one
of the travellers called across the table:
"Will your riverence plase to pass the
fish? Do you think no one has a sowl
to save but yourself?"
WM. S. HALL, L. D.S., U.D.S.
Dentist.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
All dental operation, skilfully treated. Gai and
local anullseUci administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free. Office*: 10
and 20 Alder Block. Prince Rupert. 11-12
LUCAS <& GRANT
Civil and Mining Ens/ineen and Surveyors,
Report.,   Plan*.   Specification*,   estimate*.
Wharf Construction Etc.
Office:   2nd Ave., near First Street
P. O. Baa 82 PRINCE RUPERT
Plumbing, Heating
and General  Steam  Fitting
WM. GRANT
SHOP-Hasement of Helgerson Block
SIXTH STREET. Phone No. m
iamuel Harrison & Co.
Real Estate and Stock Brokers
Portland Canal Stocks and Claims a Specialty
Agents for Stewart Land Co.
Vince Rupert and Stewart .
Soon after the removal of a certain
Indiana minister to California, the
father took Elizabeth, aged five, out for
a walk. Looking at the mountains
around the city, he remarked: ����
"Just think, Elizabeth, God made all
these beautiful mountains. Isn't it
wonderful?"
Elizabeth, not being in a spiritual
mood replied: "11m' I could too, if I
! had the dirt."
P. O. BOX 23
PRINCE RUPERT
JOHN    E.    DAVEY
TEACHER OF SINGING
i-urii. or wa. roxoN. ���hi., a.a.a.m., lon.. mo.
fb-U
GENERAL  BLACKSMITH UNO HORSESHOES
H. McKEEN
3rd and Wh St.   ���   ���   Phone 59 Red
>PEN    FOR    BUSINESS
PALACE  OF  SWEETS
THIRD AVE.
PHONE 274
The Sweetest of Sweets can now be obtained in Prince Rupert. Made
fresh each day in our clean, up-to-date candy kitchen by an expert candy
maker.   Place your Xmaa orders now.    Special prices on large orders.
-1
The apple was first served by Eve    There is as much dif
fcrence in apples as in men, and we believe we have some ap
pies for sale now that are better than the, kind Adam ate-- md
those were tempting enough.     Choice,  juicy,   finely  ���v��*���
apples are grown only in certain places where  the to*-
nght,   whJre  their cultivation  la  understood  and perfected.
We know where to get them.   If you like good apples
TRY   OURS
SOME OTHER GOOD THINGS WE HAVE:
Heinz 57 varieties of Pure Food Products .
Olivers English Jams, Fruits in Syrup and Marmalade
Christie's Fine of  Fancy  Biscuits
Imported  Figs,   Dates,  Table  Raisins  and   Grapes
Prompt delivery is our specialty. Phone us if you want it quick*
Ideal Provision House
We Deliver Promptly PH0NE 1SU
Masters Willie and Tommy, whose
parents are next door neighbors on
the north side, do not get along as
amicably as might be expected. A few
days ago Willie came hurrying to his
mother, his entrance being heralded by an
anguished wail of woe.
"Now what's the matter?" asked
mamma.
"Why, boo-hoo, it's Tommy," he
shrieked plaintively; "he's makin' fares
at me."
"Well," exclaimed mamma, "didn't I
tell you not to play with Tommy?"
"W-w-well," he sobbed, "I ain't play-
in' with him. He's over in his yard
makin' faces at me."
'Oh, well," said his mamma, "can't
you make faces at him?"
"W-w-well, bbo-hoo, I did," wailed
Willie, "but he's so much homlier 'an
me that he skins me every time."
MOVING G. T. P. OFFICES
Big Wharf la Now Being Re-planked
The work of re-planking Prince Rupert wharf is proceeding with gratifying
rapidity. For some time a gang of men
have been engaged on this necessary
operation and the huge pile driver in
active service has been one of the
sights of the waterfront. Now the work
has ulmost reached such a point that will
necessitate the removal of the G. T. P.
sheds and offices some distance north
so that the work of re-planking can be
proceeded with all along the wharf.
It is proposed to lift the booking offices
and sheds of the company and deposit
them on the newly planked area and
it is likely that the work will be started
as soon as the Prince George has departed, and her cargo has been delivered.
Naturally the change will cause some
inconvenience to the company officials
and employees but they are more than
counterbalanced by thc permanent benefits to bc derived from the change.
Alderman Barrow Expected
Alderman Barrow who has been
away for a week or two at the Queen
Charlotte Islands is expected to arrive
back in the city today by the steamer
Amur.
Prince Rupert Lodge, I.0.0.F
NO. 63
Meets in the Helgerson Block
Every Tuesday Evening
All  members of the order in the city
are requested to visit the lodge.
C. V. BENNETT, N. G.
N. SCHEINMAN.   Sec.
The Westholme Lumber Co.
LIMITED
First Aaenue Telephone 186
-Wg   HANDLE   EVERYTHING IN-
LUMBER
PLASTER
AT $17 PER TON, DELIVERED
LIME
AT $2.40 PER BARREL,  DELIVERED
COAL
CARTAGE and
STORAGE
G. T. P. Transfer Agents
Order, promptly filled.   Price, reeassn.tsle.
OFFICE-H. B. Kische.Ur. OnlreSt.    Phones*.
Old German Lager
Schlitz Lager
These are the beverages that
make health, strength and happiness your lot. Prices are
very ^reasonable and your or-
der will receive prompt attention	
D. H. MORRISON
Builder and Contractor
Plans and specifications prepared
-E8T1 MATES GIVEN-
OFFICE:-Corner Sth Ave. A Green St
Phone No. 228 Green
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C
All  varieties Jof
Wines and Liquors]
also kept in stock.
GRAND HOTEL
WORKING MAN'S HOME
Spring Beds, clean White Sheet*  25c
Rooms 50c
BEST IN  TOWN   FOR   THE   MONET
Sutherland & Maynard
SOLE {HANDLERS FOR   NORTHERN   B. C.
PHONE 123
Eraser Street and Sixth Street
K.  of   P.   Hall   Dance  Club
Thursday evening, December 22nd,
in the K. of P. Hall (opposite Keeley's
drug store) from eight to nine instruction
in dancing. Special program from nine
to twelve. Christmas tree and souvenirs
for all patrons. Gentlemen SI, ladies
free. 191���196
Labour Bureau in connection
All kinds of positions _,__,_
funished FREE
FIRST AVE. AND SEVENTH STREET
J. GOODMAN! Prop.i.lor
Phone 178, Prince Rupert, B.C.
B. C. BAKERY
If you want that sweet, nutty flavored
BREAD-try our FRENCH -the kind
that pleases.
Third Ave., between 7th and  Sth  Ste. THE  PRINCE   KUPERT    OPTIMIST
"THE LABORER IS
WORTHY, ETC."
PASSING   OF   THE    INDEMNITY
BY-LAW LAST NIGHT
MUFFS
-AND-
STOLES
::
This is just the weather when Furs are appreciated. We have a
nice range of Muffs and
Stoles for ladies and
children. They make
handsome Xmas gifts
and last for year*. We
bought them before the
late sharp advance in
Furs and they will be
found ms-sderately
priced	
Our stock also i-ontains
many things that make
suitable gifts for men.
X
Mayor Awarded $2000 and Each Alderman $400 in Formal Recognition of Services on Prince Rupert's
First City Council.
Discussion of the Indemnity By-lav.
proceeded at last night's council in
committee as a whole and resulted as
follows:
To the Mayor $*2000.
To each alderman $400.
Mayor Stork was not at all anxious to
claim the whole amount since the
first council was in office for only seven
months. Alderman Smith pointed out
that the term was nearer eight months,
and Alderman Pattullo spoke of the more
than ordinarily arduous work of the
first Touncil. in support of the full
grant to Mayor Stork which was accordingly voted, the Mayor voting
against.
When it came to the turn of the
aldermen Alderman Nader, suggested
that only those councillors who had
attended all the meetings should have
the full (400.   This idea did not carry.
On the same ground as the Mayor'.'
contention Alderman Lynch moved an
amendment granting $400 to each
alderman. He proposed that two-
thirds of the same be awarded. The
amendment was lost and the motion
carried.
MAY SPLIT VICTORIA
CHRISTMAS GIFTS
Ebony Toilet and Manicure Sets
Silver  Mounted  Ebony   Toilet
and   Manicure  Sets
High Class Brass Ware
Cadbury Chocolates
Salomie   Chocolates
Christmas Cards from Five
Cents to Two Dollars, Etc.
I
I
The quality of our goods are un-
surpassed and at convincingly low prices.
Frank D. Keeley
DRUGGIST
\
PHONE 200
u
!
H. S. Wallace Co
PV_��. ��
LIMITED
Vfstetson in Victoria Weat to Form
Separate City
XMAS  GIFTS
Victoria. Dec. 20.���An afitation has
been set afoot in Victoria West which.
if   its   purpose   be   accomplished,   will
result   in  that   diatrict   seceding   from ( I
Victoria and forming a separate mun- j
icipality with boundar.es extending from
tht- Victoria Arm. on the eaat. to Esquimau harbor, on the weat.   The move-
J mact has developed into concrete shape. [
and petition* to the end indicated are,
being circulated and largely sifted.
Cap.
Sock*
Shirt*
Brace*
Glomes
Necktie*
Stickpin*
Cuffbutton*
Handkerchief*
Etc.
BROWN & FULUNuTON
Haberdashers
Law Butler B_li-| THIRD AVE.
STRIKERS SACKED
Company    Manager   Demands    Return of Cap* and Badgea
Winnipeg. Dec. _2.��� Special.-The
Street Railway company officially discharged all the strikers this monung
and the manager wrote to tbe rep-
reaentative of the men. Mr William
Marshall, demanding that all cap* and
badges be returned.
This action ha* of course precipitated
a ens*, aad it remain* to be seen what
action the men will take in tbe matter.
The company are confident they can
man the cars without the striker*.
Notice
Notice it hereby giver, that an application will be made to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia at it* next *��s*K>n for an act
to incorporate a cocnpar.v under tbe
name of the Naas and Peace River
Railway Company" with power to
buiki. conatruct. maintain and operate
��� railway of viand ard or narrow gauge
to be operated by itaun, e.ectncity or
other motive power from the head of
N as- va Gulf, in the Pronnce of British
Colombia, un the Naas River to ita
junction with the Kitmancool River,
therce following the Kitmancool River
easterly toward* the Babine River,
therce easterly up and along the Ba-
b.-e Kiver to a point at or about tu
-unction with the Neelk-.tkua K-ver.
then.* northerly and easterly to the
Nation River, tner.ce easterly'along the
Nation River to the Pine River, thence
easteriv along the Pine River and
throng- the Pine River Pas* to the
easterly boundary of the Province of
British'Columbia; with power to build
branch line* aad with power to construct, acquire, own and maintain
wharves and dock* in connection there-
wrth. aid to construct, acquire, own.
charter, equip and maintain (team and
other vessels and boata and to operate
tbe tame in navigatibie water* and
all the power* given by the "model
railway bill'' and with *uch other power* and privilege* usual or incidertal
to all or any of the aforeaaid purpose*.
Dated the 20th day of December. A.
D. 1910.
ALEXIS MARTIN.
Solicitor for the Applicants
D22-J24
*******'
NOrcOUR SPECIAL:______:
We have decided to clear out
our entire stock of Men's
Suits and are therefore selling them at cost. . .This offer should not be missed . . .
15 to 25 per cent, reduction
on all Eloots, Shoes, Rubber
Goods, Etc. Call and see us
before going elsewhere.   .  .
Tenders Wanted
TRY   THE  OPTIMIST  WANT    �������+���-��**********mtk.%s-mmm
_ wlTl b* leseissri i*\:. <��atsirt-.T. tVs---!-T ;�����.-
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i    DI-V.D MeCATTOtT * GIBSONS
A   DL1-.K MMH Rmibtatea-J'��..-_���-.
��� ���-��������-,
Mechanics Store
Little's Block. 2nd Ave.       H. HOFFMAN, Prop.
For
Me
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Only
Are yon
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your wife and dKnaH
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ear-
5��u ;��� -��� ���������������:'��������� ���,
eouca:*-:.
Would they *.r :��>-�����..
or. others?
Thess-  ir- prat ii^tfj
quests--    rl :-   *_
mar. ihool I wr���� ��������� ���
owr. ntiafa i
Life I--.-..   ���  �����_,
sure way ���   ��� ,.     -
sior. for y u-famjhiftB
you are jor.e.
Get some hfe Ir.nri.-ts;
beforr   y. .   becooM _^
qua!;- ���
See h for putkakui
S
F.B. DEACON i
wro - Ufa &�� __ it* I
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li!
HtMHUI I I lllllllllll-
_ W. J. McOITdOS
C*am������sBip��r> !��� ���������   ' T���.n  >���H
attenuoc ta>: -        -t :-*��.-. a
r   2 TWjfr* BUck ��� *>SmU|
HHMIHIII I I I lllllllllll
MEN MUST PROVE
THEIR INNOCEH
MANY  G.   T.   R    STRIKERS Ut
STILL OCT OF WORK
Company Claims The- Km-Ci*
of Overt Acts and DediM.'"'--
encage Them Till Their Cu***
Heard.
Ottawa. Dec   . '** &H
Comraor_ yester:iy Ml I - -_*
asked why. after th- wap-g-fl
an arreer&ec: with :':��� ***-**%
labor on the basis Of rt set '-* jj
was abar.ior.e-: :_S *-** -** ���'���' -'*
Trunk Ra::�� iv err.:'.-:��� Mi *������' '���"������'"���J
of 27S were *t;:: Mt - I* ���_���]
L. Maeke-ce K-.* *���*��� ���-��� ~'x*
company had iC-^*'- :: M>^l.
within   ninety   days   ��-���  ':' **
except those r-':- ���*"_)_
the strike.    The ."��� ���"-:: u:,
rested   an   ;r.:- ��� '*j"*J
decide what rr.er. ������ ���*���
but Mr   Ha*.*? ; *��� "' .
���hould be beard i*'- *
enu of the severs: *. ���  *'
AGAINST ALIE"-
ELEMENT
���-����������������	
Amen.tyofR*..dent,��iD..tf'Ct*
Be   Preserved
A number ti re,.;--     JjJJ
nue have ver;.* ��r.*r��*
proposed erect;o_ r.-*h'     "\;'J^
district  there, of -   *V ���*;;;���
hotel for the aw.--rr.rr >���-.'���-���
; pri_eipa_y.
nm  re5iier*,   ��� - ���    Jj��
. buUdint  in-.pev*. *        -
:from  the   pfMMUn
their  a����t.  arc  tan  J*JT|
council acair_< :he*v
in  this  ce-fr.b--*-****i
. ..   ���   .. .   ���-ir. r
beisf  invest;*-*^*   - *
pern:;*, is ��'"''���
H j-ou would Ita �������� \'���;.y,
is 261 yaars old >���>��� ��-; *** "
; Jewelry* Store.
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