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The-Prince Rupert Optimist
DAILY EDITION
)L. I, NO. 193
Prince Rupert, B.C.. Wednesday, December 21. 1910.
WO MILLION
DOLLAR FIRE
4CINNAT1 BLAZE CLAIMS LIVES
OF TWO FIRE FIGHTERS
i Were Pinned Beneath Falling
'alls I'riaonert in Adjoining Jail
lad Terrible Time With Fear or
���ins Enveloped.
(Special to the Optimist)
Incinnati, Dec. 21.���As a result of
Vci- blaze which started in the O'Neil
Factory   and   spread   to   eight
lining factories last night a fireman
(an inspector were killed.   The un-
pnaie men who were engaged com-
the flames were pinned to death
ath falling walls.    All the efforts
heir comrades who saw them fall
ed   unavailing.     The   damage   is
bated at over two million dollars.
Jail Birds Terrified
ae tire occurred near the prison house
|tli>' prisoners hearing of the carnage
became terror stricken lest their
of refuge should become ignited
shis-h case they were likely to be
i to death. They huddled together
cells and passages and some
scenes were witnessed. Riot
tts'iii'd to break out among the
of them but a strong guard
r.ts-.l this possibility from being
ed.
the fire occurred at night there
[no workmen in the buildings and
khcr lives were lost aave those of
po fire fighters.   The fire is one
biggest blazes that  have ever
frn-d in the city.
EIGHT BODIES FOUND
knver, Dec. 21.���(Special)���Eight of
pen bodies of the miners who were
the recent terrible mine disaster
eyden were brought to the surface
| morning.    A large crowd saw the
of workers bring the bodies to
^urface, and aa they proceeded to
own with their unfortunate burden
vd fell in behind in sorrowful
ession.
Snowstorms Raging South
pvar, Dec. 21.���(Special)���Owing to
i-vcre snowstorms in the Great Lake
tt   and   the  southern   borders  of
many of the telegraph lines are
and   communication   is  cut   off
I'liii-ly.   All trains are also running
Price, *1ve Cents
SLANDERS
MAYOR STORK PRODUCES DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE THAT IT WAS HIS
ASSAILANT WHO HAD TRIFLED WITH THE TRUTH
ALD. PATTULLO THROWS A CHALLENGE
Rousing Meeting of the Citizens Held Last Night Taxes Capacity of Empress
Theatre���Expressions of Confidence and Prolonged Cheers
Wind Up Bumper Meeting
"Ladies and gentlemen, there is the
evidence. I leave you to say who is the
untruthful man, your Mayor, or the
writer of this article."
Standing on the platform of the
Empress Theatre, with a copy of a
slanderous publication in his hand, and
with it, letters from the writer of the
article clearly showing that the statements made in the article were untrue,
and untrue to the knowledge of the
writer of the article, the Mayor of
Prince Rupert last night vindicated his
honor before a crowded public meeting.
The interest aroused was shown by
the crowds, which completely filled the
theatre, and packed the staircases at
the rear of the auditorium. The completeness of the Mayor's answer, coupled
with the admirable restraint he showed
under the circumstances, caught the
fancy of the crowd, and at the completion of his speech, the audience
cheered him again and again.
A Unique Meeting
The meeting was a unique one. It
was officially called by the Mayor in
order that he and his colleagues might
face the electorate before laying down
the reins of office, and render to the
public an accounting. All ef the council
are active business men, and very few
of them can afford to sacrifice their
personal interests by accepting oflice
again. For several months���ever since
the council decided that it could not
in the public interest distribute advertising patronage save on the ordit.ary
business system of calling for tenders���
the council had been made the subject
of savage attacks. These attacks on
the administration of Prince Rupert
have been widely read outside the city,
thereby frightening owuy investors, und
doing the city much harm.
Under the circumstances, Mayor Stork
decided to call a public meeting, and
have his colleagues answer every slander
REET RIOT IN WINNIPEG
OVER STREET CAR STRIKE
fvolvers, Billies and Switch Irons Were Used���Police
Reserves Hurried Out���Men Unanimous
in Continuing their Strike
Special to the Optimist)
flnnlptf, Dec. 21���Riots have broken
in the  city  over  the  Btreet  car
��'. and the citizens are in a state of
commenced   last   night   with   a
Jtonsiration of fifty strikers who were
f nee attacked by seventy-five strike
Bas-fi armed with billies and switch
s.
riot-call was at once turned in for
ij NeeTVm The police came in
"iters, i,ut no arregtg were made.
feral men were injured during the
"nil revolvers were used, but no
I *a�� shot.
1 he riots were continued during the
night. Altogether about a dozen cars
were wrecked. The men held a meeting
this morning and by a unanimous vote
declared their intention to keep up the
strike.
PRESBYTERIAN CLUB
Following the bazaar which the ladies
are holding in the Presbyterian church
this afternoon and evening, the regular
meeting of the Presbyterian Club will
be held at 8 o'clock. A large attendance
is expected and the meeting will partake
of a social character. Mr. J. S. Cowpcr
is expected to speak. An invitation is
extended to all to be present.
uttered against them, before they return
to private life. Despite their differences
of policy, and factional distinctions, all
of the council were present (save Alderman Barrow who is out of town) and
united in their eulogies of what the
various aldermen had done for the city.
In opening the proceedings Mayor
Stork made it clear that they were not
there to excuse themselves; they were
there to justify their conduct and
method and he thought they could do
it fearlessly. In fact, if he had to go
through it again he would do just as
he had done. He summarized the work
that had been done since the council
took office, commended it to them for
their approval or otherwise, and complimented the various public departments which had been instituted such
as water, light, health, police and fire.
Concerning the G. T. P. he deprecated
the question of settlement being drawn
into the forthcoming campaign. He
entreated them to leave it alone. If
the present agreement was pushed
through it would be a good settlement
for all parties.
Mayor Stork then turned his attention
to the criticisms of the Empire. Had
he been a private citizen he said he
would not have noticed the matter
at all considering the source from which
it came, but he was not a private citizen;
he was Mayor. He repeated his assertion that it was since the letting of the
contract for the Telephone By-law to thc
Journal that the Empire had begun to
criticize the actions of the council. He
also repeated his assertion that the
Empire had been asked lo tender and
proved that is. did tender by reading the
letter from the Empire.
Who Is the Liar?
In an editorial on the subject at the
same time the Empire accused the city
rouncil of extravagance and nlso accused
them of starvation methods, saying
that "the council is not even d'sposed
to bc fair, as in connection with the
printing they placed a newcomer, the
Journal, without un established reputation on the same fooling as ourselves
who have nn established circulation."
Instead of following this policy of
awarding printing contracts by tender
the Empire declared that they should
"give thc press a chance to live." Mayor Stork also referred briefly to the accusation against his honesty and said
that after having given them thc evidence he would leave the audience to
say who was thc untruthful man, himself or thc writer of the article. This
statement brought the audience to its
feet with repeated rounds of applause
for the Mayor.
Naden and the Workers' Vote
There were certain important doings
of the city council's in which Alderman
Naden admitted that owing to frequent
absences he had taken no share, but
he did claim credit for having secured
the franchise for non-property owning
workmen in the city through the stand
he made for the two dollar poll  tax
clause in the by-law he framed���a
clause which had he not stood for
would have been cut out.
"I don't pose as a champion of the
working man," he said, "he wouldn't
believe me if I did." (Cheers and
laughter.)
Further Alderman Naden claimed
credit for having gained for the city
the revenue from the Trade Licenses.
As member of the health, relief and
licemse committee, he had insisted on
the levying of these licenses, and pointed
out that the ordinary taxes paid by
merchant! did not help the city's finances
but weni io the governcmnt. He did
not pose as the friend of the merchants.
They would not believe him if he did.
(Laughter.)
From the Evening Slanderer
Someone who had been hearing things
outside had once said to him that with
the exception of Alderman Smith, Alderman Mclntyre and himself the council
was a bunch of grafters. Alderman
Naden thought that this critic who had
got his idea, he feared, from the newspapers, had picked out simply the three
men who were least active in introducing
legislation in council, those who had
perhaps buried their talents a bit.
A Clean Council
As for the accusation of graft applied
to the others, it was false to the core
anyway. There was not a cleaner
bunch of men to be found anywhere
than the members of the first council
of Prince Rupert, a council of which he
would always be proud to have been a
member.
Who Did He Mean?
Referring to his frequent absence from
council Alderman Naden still claimed
credit for having never missed a council
meeting when he was in town.   He also
WILL CREATE
LIBERAL PEERS
PREMIER  ASQUITH   MAKES  IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
King George Has Agreed to Create a
Batch of  New  Peers  in  Order  to
Force    Government    Legislation
Through Lords.
COsVTINUBD ON I'AGK   8
(Special to the Optimist)
London, Dec. 21.���After having a long
conference with his Majesty in which
it is understood that the whole field
of government policies have been considered, Premier Asquith has announced
to his associates that the King haa consented to create a new batch of Liberal
peers.
The object is to ensure that the government legislation will pass through the
House of Lords.
PRINCE GEORGE IS SAFE
Hauled Off Thia Morning at  High
Tide
(Special to the Optimist)
Vancouver, Dec. 21.���After being
fast aground on the mud Hats near the
entrance to the Narrows since sight
o'clock yesterday morning, the Prince
George was hauled off this morning. She
was not ul all damaged and proceeded
to her berth under her own steam. She
will leave at once on her journey to
Prince Rupert.
ON HER WAY SOUTH
Princeaa Beatrice Called During the
Night
The Princess Beatrice made a late
call at Prince Rupert last night, or
rather early this morning. Her siren
awoke the residents who reside near
the waterfront considerably after the
witching hour. She came in and was
quietly berthed. The people who were
going south in her got aboard and in a
very short time she was unmoored and
slipped away into the night on her
journey lo Vancouver.
Christmas
Thc First Presbyterian Sunday School
will give an entertainment in the Empress Threatre on hri-luy, 23rd. at 8 p.m.
Christmas tree ami Santa Claus.
Children have admission 'is-kels. All
adults 50 cents.
ALL ENGLAND HORRIFIED
TERRIBLE MINE DISASTER
Two Hundred and Eighty-Nine Lancashire Miners are
Roasted Alive in the Little Hulton Mine
������Heart-Rending Scenes
(Special to the Optimist)-
Manchester, Dec. 21.���Two hundred
and eighty-nine out of three hundred
miners working in the Little Hulton
company's mine near Leigh are believed
to have been killed in an explosion
that has turned the workings into a
veritable blast furnace.
Only eleven of those below the surface
of the earth when the disaster occurred
have returned and rescuers already
have brought out the bodies of twenty
charred and mangled men.
The flames have apparently spread to
all parts of the mine and the heat
thrown out from the main entrance was
so intense thut those who rushed to the
rescue when the explosion occurred were
forced  back.
They fell back just as a burst of flames
was shot from thc entrance of the shaft.
Thc pit mouth is besieged by an army
of weeping women and children who
are without hope that I heir breadwinners
will be rescued. The tragedy haa cast a
gloom over all Knglund.
Charged with being an inmate of a
questionable resort on Comox avenue,
a girl named Moore pled guilty in the
police court this morning and was fined
$25 and $2 costs. THE   PRINCE    RUPERT    0 YT1M1b 1
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The Royal
Corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street
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SITUATION
THE FINEST ROOMS
THE BEST
EQUIPMENT
STEAM HEAT
HOT AND COLD
WATER BATHS
CORLEY 6 BURGESS
CAFE
Our Lunch Counter and Restaurant are superior in appointments, serviee and cuisine to any in the City. It is
popular with diners of taste,
and the rendezvous of parties
QUICK  LUNCH        MODERN PRICES
If you try the Royal
you   will   go   again.
Proprietors
- THE COSY CORNER =
j     DEVOTED   PRINCIPALLY  TO  THE INTERESTS   OF  WOMEN
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This is a little section of the paper, which from day to day will be devoted
to subjects of special interest to women. Any and all of the ladies of Prince Rupert
are invited to contribute to its columns, and to take part in its discussions. Suggestions and criticisms are invited by the editor. The hope is expressed that "The
Cosy Corner" will fill a social need.
LYNCH BROS.
DEPARTMENT STORES       PHONE No. 2
THE BIG SUPPLY HOUSE OF PRINCE RUPERT
...A Place to Buy At and Save Money...
SUGAR-B. C. Granulated, 20 lb. sack   $1.25
crbam-B. C. Large 20 ec. tin 10
B. C Large 20 oz. tins, case  4.50
St. Charles or Jersey, 9 tins  1.00
St. Charles or Jersey, case  6.00
St. Charles or Jersey, hotel size  4.75
Wethey's Mince Meat, per package 10
Davies Pork and Beans, 2 lb. tin 10
Mixed Peel cut in drums 20
Spanish Olives, 40 oz. jar 76
Spanish Olives, 80 oz. jar  1.36
FINEST table apples���Spitzenburgs, Wine Saps,  and
Arkinsaw Blacks  2.M
Other Varieties, 1.76 and  2.00
Chillawhack Potatoes, per sack  1,75
JUST RECEIVED,   Car of Ashcroft Potatoes, lb 2}C
HOLIDAY   GOODS
Rogers Bros.  1847 Silverware
Wostenholm'a I. X. L. Carvers in three and
five piece   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 CoM
THOS. DUNN, Manager
Confectionery j Confectionery
f��li--li-��a Il----il>-_,t3gl���_>i---iil'-a_il'-^l|-fc4
FOR CHRISTMAS
Lowney's and Ganong's Fancy Boxes
of Chocolates for Christmas Gifts.
H. B. CAMPBELL,   IS
_X-~"----.--.-
A New Profession
There are some women who have the
faculty of spending wisely. Such a
woman can dress well or keep a house
comfortably on a sum that would be
quite inadequate to another less capable.
This veiy valuable gift can be cultivated
but rarely implanted.
Everyone knows there are often women
who, no matter how large their incomes
are always in money difficulties. To
keep their expenditure within pro-ier
limits seems impossible. They are
not always either selfish or extravagant
in their tastes, but their money melts
away and as they are fair to acknowlegde
often they see no good of it.
Now, why should not the woman
who has a genius for buying, make a
business of it. Even in cities there
are thousands of women who have not
the time to do their buying economically.
They may be busy housekeepers, who
snatch an hour to buy what it would
take them much longer to select properly. Business er working women spend
most of the hours when buying is most
profitably done at desk or trade.
The lady who has good taste and
quick perception as well as ability to
study the markets should be able to
earn a good commission and at the
same time save her customer much
money. There does not seem to be
any good reason why it would not be
as profitable to employ a buyer as it is
to engage the services of a milliner or a
dressmaker.
A Voice from the Cell
"John Carter," the young Englishman
whose ability as a poet induced some
prominent literary men to ask for his
pardon from the Minnesota penitentiary,
to which he had been sentenced for ten
years on a charge of burglary, has shown
skill as a prose writer as well as in verse.
His contributions in prose literature
were printed in the Prison Mirror, the
periodical published by the Minnesota
convicts.
In The Mirror -Carter ran a department headed "Under the Lash," signing
his articles "Anglicus." Here is a
sample:
"An old familiar poem is a fruitful
begetter of memories. But a song, long
forgotten, and suddenly remembered, is
memory itself. They are not as a rule
master works, these songs of ours; which
may be because the best songs are never
entirely out of mind, but is more probably because the appeal of your Schubert
is not to the heart alone. There is, it
seems to me, an argument for mysticism
in the stab of a long sheathed sword
of melody. It is as if on the singer
there breathed airs of a vanished past,
as if through one came the cry of another.
Whether the performance is good matters not, if once the memory of that other
singing is stirred. If death be a night
leading to a more perfect dawn it would
not be the least of the after delights to
regain, one by one, snatches and chords
of these most hallowed of anthems. At
any rate, I for one should much prefer
them to the latest thing in heart concertos."
Apple Sauce and Goose
The scientific reason for serving
apple sauce with roast goose, the benefits
of strawberries and lemons for the
gouty, and the antiseptic qualities of
grapes and apples, were Borne of the
points emphasized by Mr. Dudley D'A.
Wright, F. R. C. S., lecturing, on the
"Dietetic and Medicinal Value of Fruits"
before the British Homoepathic association in London.
Instead of being bad for gout, straw
berries and lemons, on account of their
newly discovered salictelic acid ingredients, are distinctly healthful. It is
only when the strawberries are eaten
with sugar, which in fermentation forms
lactic ��nd butyric acids, that gouty
symptoms are aggravated.
Strawberries, apples lemon, and grapes
also contain substances which act as
natural germ-killers. Pure apple cider,
according to the lecturer, is the ideal
drink in typhoid-infested districts, as the
typhoid bacillus coli.are readily killed by
the contained germicide.
Pineapples are the ideal fruit for the
person who cannot readily digest meats
or suffers from sore throat. The ferment
bromelia found in pineapple juice not
only digests meats and the caseine of
milk, but will also soften the membrane
which forms on the back of the throat of
a diphtheria patient, and will cause its
disappearance.
It is on account of the antiseptic action
of apple juice, as well as its tendency to
prevent fermentation in the stomach,
that apple sauce is the inevitable companion of the rich and indigestible roast
goose.
New Rain Coats
from $12,00 up.
New Sweaters for Ladies,
Girls and Boys
CHRISTMAS GOODS
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Fancy cushions, fancy belts in tl * k*
fiB_to_?E
Mrs. S. Frizzell
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The Boscowltz S. S. Co
CANDIES FOR CHRISTMAS
Chocolate Pop Corn Balls
These specially prepared popcorn balls
will prove a popular substitute for the
candy that is indulged in too freely by
the children at Christmas time. Take
one and one-half cups of sugar, one-third
of a cup of glucose, two-thirds of a cup of
water, one-third of a cup of molasses,
three tableapoonfuls of butter, three
squares of chocolate, one teasp oonful of
vanilla extract, and about four quarts of
popped corn, well salted. Set the sugar,
water and glucose over the Ore, stir until
the sugar is melted, then, after wiping
down the sides of the saucepan to the
edge of the mixture, let it boil three
or four minutes, with cover on. Then
remove the cover and let cook without
stirring until it will harden in water
Add the molasses and butter and stir
constantly until brittle in water. Remove from the fire and when it has
ceased bubbling add the chocolate,
which has been melted, and the vanilla.
Stir until the chocolate is thoroughly
mixed,and then pour on to the popcorn
and roll into small balls. The corn should
be slightly warm.
will despatch two ItNUn
weekly between Victoria, Vancouver and all Northern B. C.
ports, calling at Prince Rupert
and Stewart.
S.S. Vadso    S.S. Venture
classed    100  Al   at Uvods.
Leaving Prince Rupert South
bound on Fridays. For further |
particulars apply to
nn, iioou t co". mitci urn
Head Office .1 Victari.. B. C
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Hickory Nut Taffy
Boil two pints of maple sugar and a
half pint of water until it becomes brittle
by dropping in cold water. Just before
pouring out add a tablespoon of vinegar.
The hickory nuts should be cut in halves
and a buttered pan lined with them.
BIBLE ON BALLOT
UPSET ELECTION
IS PROHIBITED AS EMBLEM BY
STATUTE
Local Option Victory in Kentucky le
Declared Void by the Court of
Appeals Because Ballot Bore Imprint of Bible.
Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 19.���Because
the "Drys" of Powwow county used
the Bible as an emblem on their ballots,
in a recent local option election, and
carried the county, the state Court
of Appeals yesterday declared the election void. On each ballot was the
picture of an open book with the words
"Holy Bible" under it.
Phone No, 1
Tto Pacific Transfer Co.
PROMPT   ATTENTION  GIVES
TO   ALL   ORDERS
COAL
PHONE   IN   YOUR    ORDERS   FOR CC*
Office with Nickerson & Roerig
Third Avenue
TrTrAM-tf
L. F. MARTIN
When tired of paying WW K**1 *"**���
for rank Coffees try
NABOB BRAND
a genuine Mocha and Java blend. It-
unrivalled.
40c per lb. ��*<***
The "Wets" for an emblem, m
the picture of a whisky bottle"^
glass out of which preluded theW
of a snake. At th. first .na����J*
testified that they were told WM
they wanted to go to heaven ��
should make their mark under the BW
One said he wanted to vote
but feared that if he did netil-JJ
sign of thc Bible the Almight) ��
wreak  vengeance upon him. j
opinion handed  down r��**ft
said a statute prohibits the w
Bible as an emblem on c^'-onj*'**'
INSERT YOUR LAND PURCHASf
NOTICES IN THE
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THE   PKINCE  RUPERT   OPTIMIST
LAND PURCHASE NOTICE
COAL NOTICE
L     . ��� .nd Distriet���Dbtriet ol Banks Island
AS. nX th.TR Johnnie, ot Graceville. Minn.
.siVsn resuurant keeper, Intssnd. to sppy tor.
S �� Pu��hJnh. follo-im  d��rib��J
"l^Lmssnclnn st a post plsntad about Ave miles
S��23 W?mOa. south trom the mouth ot an
Ss which point Is about ten mllea south.and t��ro
K, watt from End Hill, Banks Island, thenca
^-.iTrhuin.. thence south 80 chains, thence west
" s-hsins   thense north 80 chain, to point of
KeS*8".910. F. JOHNNIES
fto�� 11. B* L- Tin*"V- *i��*
Igleenn Und DUtrict-Dlstrict.of Bsnka Island
1 tX notice thst Bryan Kuddyol Barry   M n-
��is. occupation larmer. Intends to apply for
muiiois  to  purchase tha following  deacribed
rrnmmcncing at a post plsnted sis miles north
IthamouS of sn Inlet, which point is about ten
ItaS sad two miles west of End Hill. Bank.
l.nri   thence west 80 chsins,  thence south 80
Sn.   thence east 80 chains,  thenee north 80
ervu��'Tint190{oC��mme"C'm,nBRYAN RUDDY
ftb Bwfc IS B- u Tln*1���,���'��� *��"*���
a..us Und District���District of Banks Islsnd
fTaks' msiira thst Joseph Tsylor of SeatUe, Wash,
Iciiiiaiion editor, Intends to apply for permission
i purchase the lollowing described lands:
fsiommencing at a post planted about a van
Us* sast snd one mile south from ths mouth of an
let which point is about ten milss south and two
��' west Irom End Hill. Banks Island, thenee
m SO chains, thence south 80 chains, thence esst
(chains, thence aorth 80 chalna to point of
BSCTtaL JOSEPH TAYLOR
Jb. Oct. 11. B- 6s Tingley. Agent
,.ra Land District���District ol Banks Islsnd
Tske notice thst Mabel Corbett of SeatUe,
ash., occupation married woman, Intends to
flv (or permission to purchase the following
riilsed Isnds:
Commencing st s port planted about three
Jes cast and one mile south Irom the mouth
��� an inlet, which point Is about tan mUea south
1 two miles west Irom End HUI, Banks Islsnd,
nie west 80 chains, thance south 80 chains,
nee esst 80 chains, thence north 80 chains to
Jnt ol commencement. 	
ll.-] Sept 7, 1910. MABEL CORBETT
. Oct 11. B. L. Tingley. Agent
Skeena Und District���District ol Coast
.lake notice thst Joseph E. MarchUdon ol Prince
���pert. H. ('., occupation farmer, Intend, to apply
I iH.rmiK.inri   to   purehsas  the  following  deeped Isnds:-
Commeneing st a poat planted about S miles
(the   Ex Chum   slk River Irom It* mouth snd
, the left bsnk of river going up stream: thenc*
ith    40    chains,    thenc* east     4U     chains,
v     north     40    chains    mon or leaa lo
bsnk, thence westerly sltng river bank to
I of commencement.
s Aug. 16,1910.   lSgdl"Jcaeph E. Marchlldon"
Aug. 22
sens Unsl Diatrlct-Dlstrlct of Cosst. Ranire 5.
fake notice that Louis Sweder of Prince Kup-
\ occupation tailor, Intends to applv for pcr-
faion In purchase   the   following   described
da:
ls.iins-.s-rl.-'ti-��� at a post planted st south-east
jer of lot 1739. thence west forty chains.
Bee south forty chsins, thence eaat forty
llns. Ihence north forty chains to commenee-
ht. cssnuinins/ 160 acres.
pcScirt. n, i9io. LOUIS SWEDER
i Oct. 19.1910. Joseph Dumas. Agent
sens Und Dstrict���Distriet of Banka Island
Tsks notice that Dominica Alberigi of SeatUe,
nh., occupation grocer, Intends tb apply lor
m��aion to purehaae the lollowing deacribed
Is:
Commencing at a post rtlairHrl about two mUes
pith from End Hill, Beaks Island, thence wast 80
Una, thance south 80 ehaina, thenee east
tins, thanca north 80 ehsins to point of com-
nccmenL
kted Sept. 9, 1910.        DOMINICA ALBERIGI
pb. Oct 11. B. L. Tingley, Agent
. Csssisr Und District���District ol Cassiar
ITske notica that I Netll M. McNeill of Prinos
piwrt, B. ('. oecupstion Real Eetata Dealer,
tend, to apply for permission to purchsse tbe
Vowing described Isnds:���
��� Commencing at a post planted one mUe In north-
By direction Irom the north end of Bukley Uks
i ten chsins west Bulkley Creek, thence north 80
thence west 80 chsins, thenee south 80
isms, thenco east 80 chsins to point of eommsnee-
V'.i. and containing 640 acres, moro or less.
Wesl Oct. 8, 1*10. NEIL M. McNEILL
sil' Oct. 25. Wllfrif C. McDonald. Agant
Jusma Und District���District ol Bsnks Island
ITske nolle* thst D. E. Walker of Graceville,
linn, occupation larmer, Intenda to apply for
krmlsainn to purchase the following described
���Ms:
1 Commencing at a post planted about five mil**
���"�� Irom th* mouth of an inlet, which point Is
Usui len mile* south and two mUas west from
jnd mil, llsnks Island, thenca weat to ehaina,
pone south 80 chains, thenee east 80 chalna,
ponce north 80 chains to point of commencement.
Patssl Sept. 7, 1910. D. E. WALKER
1-tt. ����. 11. B. L. Tingley. Agan
Skeens Und District���District of Coast
Take nolle* thst George R. Putman ol Prints
KusssTt. occupation timekeeper, Intend* to apply
I'" ps'rmlnJon to purchsse th* lollowing described
���������-"-��:-
simmencing at ��� post plsnted at the south
a<l corner ol lot 1712; thence eouth 40 chsins,
���hence west 80 chains, thenee north 40 chsins,
phencsr ..;���! so chsins to point of cosnmsocamwit
tonuinlnu 320 icras more or lets.
IJHa September 5, 1910. Gee. R. Putmaa.
aft Sept. 20.
pkeeria Land District���Dirtrlet of Banks Island
Jaks. nolle* that John J. Ketsler of Barry, Minn..
-wupation miller, InUnds to a
to apply
escribed
for permission
P�� purchue the following described lands
I Commencing at a post planted about dx mile*
jjmi ami one mile north from the mout s ot an
mm, which point is about Un miles south and two
I..? *f*JV*-t End HID, Banks Island, thence
E? im '���"���I"', thenee north 80 chains, thenee
E�� ch,ln,s """tea aouth 80 chains to point of
��� commencement
I U.M Sept 7,1910. JOHN J. KEELER
II "I*- Oct. n, B- f" Tlniltyi A���nt
I Skeena Und DUtrict���District of Banka Island
I wi* ���10*lt* th,t Michael FUher of Seattle,
lanS5",M(:i|,,,tlo�� restaurant keeper, Intend* to
|52crii,,!flr|,p??,1",on to purchaae the foUowing
lmium"l!',dn? *��� �� Poet planted about seven
lanTsif" f!"1 on��� m���� eouth from tha mouth of
I tin J!!!' Wh":h polnt "��� ��l>out Un mllea south and
I wm ��o*-*** ,rom En�� HUI, Banka Island, thence
I 80 ch cl"lln"- ***** north 80 ehaina, thenc* east
IcLm '"��� ***** ***** 80 chains to point of
I 5��mmi.ncement.
p'*,'"!"^'- 7. 1910 MICHAEL FISHER
'ui. Oct. 11. B. L Tlnglsv. AgMl
Quoen Charlotte Islands Und DUtrict���District ol
Skeens
Tske notice that I, Thos. R. Dsvsy ol Queon
CharlotU, occupation notary public, Inund to
apply lor permiasion to prospect lor eoal and
lietroleum on the foUowing described lsnd:
Commencing st a post plsnted two mllea north
and three miles esst ot Section 13, Township 7,
IsPihsm IaUnd snd msrked No. 16, T. II. D., S. W.
comer, thence esst 80 chsins, thence north 80
chsins, thence west 80 chsina, thsnee south 80
chalna to point of commencement, containing 640
seres more or less.
Dsted Oct. 29, 1910. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17 Wilson Gowing, Agent
Queen ChsrlotU lalanda Und DUtrict���DUtrict ol
Skeana
Take notice that 1, Thoa. R. Dsvey ol Queen
Chsrlotte, occupation notary public, inund to
spply lor permUsion U prospeet lor cosl and
petrcloum on the lollowing described lsnd:
Commencing st a poat planted two miles north
and three milea oast ol Section 13, Township 7,
Graham Islsnd snd marked No. 17, T. It. D., S. E.
corner, thenee woat 80 chains, thenco north 80
chains, thence eaat 80 chains, thence south 80
chains to point ol commencement, contsining 640
acres more or leas.
Dated Oct. M, 1910. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17. Wilson Gowing. Agent
Queen Chariotu lalanda Und District���Diatrict ol
Skeena
Take notice that I, Thos. R. Dsvoy ol Queen
Charlotte, occupation notary public, inun.) to
spply lor permission to proapect lor coal snd
petroleum on the following dssscribesl lansl*
Commencing st s poat planud lour milea north
snd five tniloi esst ol Section 13, Township 7,
Grahsm laland snsl msrked T. R. I).. N W.
corner, thence eaat 80 chains, theisce aouth 80
chalna. thence west 80 chsins, thencs* north 80
chains to point ol commencement, containing 640
acres more or leas.
Dsted Oct. 29, 1910. TllOS. It. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17. Wllaon Gowing, Agent
Queen ChsrlotU lalsnda Und Diatrict���DUtrict ol
Skeena
Tak* notice that I, Tho* R. Dsvey ol Queen
CharlotU. oecupstion notary public, intend to
spply tor permission to prssspect lor cosl snd
petroleum on the following described Und:
Commencing st * poat planted six mUes north
and flv* mile, eart ol Section 13, Townahip 7
Graham lalsnd snd msrked No. 29, T. R. D.. N. W.
corner, thence eaat 80 chsina, thence aouth 80
chains, thence wart 80 chsins, thence north 80
chsins to point of commenuement, conuining 640
acres more or less.
Dsted Oct 31, 191u. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17. WUson Gowing. Agsnt
Queen ChsrlotU Islanda Und DUtrict -DUtrict ol
Skevns
Tsk* notire thst I, Thos. R. Davey ol Quesn
CharlotU, occupation notsry public, InUnd to
apply lor permlalon to prospect lor cosl snd prtro-
leum oh the following descrilied lsnd:
Commencing at a post plsnted thirteen mile*
north antl eight milea eaat of Section 13, Township
7, Graham laland and marked No. 74. T. R. 11. S.
W. comer, thance eaat 80 chains, thenco north SO
chains, tnence west So chains, thenc* south 80
chain* U point of eommeneement, conuining S40
seres more or last.
Dated Nov. 12, 1910. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Dec 3. Wilson Gowing, Agmt
Queen ChsrlotU Islands Und Distriet���DUtrict ol
Skeeaa
Tsk* notics that I, Thoa. R. Davey of Queen
ChsrlotU, occupation noUry public, InUnd to
apply lor permission to prospect lor coal snd
isetrssleutn on the following deecribed lsnd:
Commeneing st s post plsnted eight miles north
and flv* mile* east ol Section 13, Township 7,
Graham Island and msrked No. 39, T. R. D., S. E.
eorner, thence west 80 chsins, thence north 80
chains,  thence east  80 chsins,  thence south  80
chains to point of commencement, conuining 640
acres more or less. _   _____
Dated Nov. 1, 1910. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov 17. Wilson Gowing. Agent
Queen CharlotU IsUnds Und District���District ol
Skasna
Take notice that I. Thos. R. Dsvey ol Qussn
ChsrlotU, oceupstlon noury public, intend to
spply lor permission to prospect for coal and
petroleum on the lollowing deacribed land:
Commencing at a post plsnud sia mila north
and Ave miles esrt ol Section 13, Township 7.
Grshsm lalsnd snd msrked No. 30. T. R. D., S. W.
comer, thence eart 80 chalna, thene* north 80
chains, thane* w*rt 80 chain., thsne* *siuih 80
chain* to point ol comm*necment. conUlning 640
seres mor* or lees. _   ,_,. ._���
Dsted Oct. 81, 1910. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17. WUson Gowing, Agent
Queen CharlotU Islsnds Und District���DUtrict ol
Skeens
Tske notlc* that I, Thoa. R. Dsv*y ol Qu**n
ChsrlotU, oceupstlon noUry puhlic, InUnd to
spply lor permission to prospect lor cosl snd
petroleum on th* lollowing descrilied Und:
Commencing si ��� post plsnted .ia miles north
and Ave mile* east of Section 13. Township 7.
Grshsm lalansl snd msrked No. 31, T. R. D.. S. E.
comer, thence west 80 chains, thenee north 80
chains, thsne* east 80 chains, thsne* south 80
chslas to point ol commencement, conUining 640
!K��,?30.,l7b. THOS. R. DAVEY
Pub. Nov. 17. Wllaon Gowing, Agent
Queen Chariotu lalsnda Und District���Dirtrlet ol
Take notice thst I, Thos. R. Dsvey nl Queen
ChsrlotU, oceupstlon noury public, Inland tss
apply for permUsion to prospect lor cosl and
petroleum on the lollowing dssscribesl Isnsl:
Commencing at a post pUnusI sis miles north
snd thre .mils, east ol Section 13, Township 7,
Grshsm Islsnd snd msrked No. 32, T. R. 1), S. W
comer, thence east 80 chsina, thence north 80
chsins, thence west 80 chsln-s, thencs south SO
chsin. to point of commencement, conuining B.u
seres more or less. ���_���.-   .,   .uv.,��
Dated Oet. 81,1910. THOS. 11. DAVKY
Pub. Nov. 17. WUson Gowing. Ag*nt
Queen Ch��riotU Islanda Und DUtrict���DUtrict of
Skeana , _
Take notlc* thst I, Tho.. It. Ilavey of Queen
Charlotte, occupation noUry public, Intend to
spply tor permUsion to prospect for cosl snsl
petroleum on the following demised lsnd:
Commoncing st t poat plsnled six mil os no tth
and three mlfc. eart ��_j_��5��ft1?W 3>
Grahsm Islsnd snd msrked No. 33, T. R. D. s. fc.
cssmer, thence west 80 chsin., thence north 80
chain* thence esat 80 chains, hence south 80
chains U point ol commencement, contsining ����u
KM," JSo.        �����jLILD a���?
Pub. Nov. 17. Wilson Gowing, Agent
Quean Charlotte IsUnds Und mstrirt-DUtrlct of
Skeena ,
Tsk. notlc* thst I, Thos. R. ^slftsj
Chsrlotte, occupsUon noUry public, inund to
.pply lor p*rml*s.on to P���P��t .'or .c0*'1 *na
pStroleum on the follow ng descr.ljl and-
-Commencing st a post pUn ��l �����,?"- """.����� rt7n
snd three mire, east of Section 1|L Township^,
Grshsm Island snd msrked No. 85, T. II. D.. N. f_
corneT thene. east 80 chsins, thsnee south 80
chain, thence wert 80 chains, thenc. inorth 80
chains to point of eomm.neem��nt, conUlning ssu
acres more or less. ���una  tt  nAVEY
��:������.;.m0-    wffi&rMSs
BIG WAREHOUSE
WILL OPEN SOON
KELLY & DOUGLAS OF VANCOUVER START GROCERY TRADE
Have the Greateat Confidence That
Money Invested in Prince Rupert
Will Pay���New Building Is on
Modern Lines.
If the best testimony of a man's commercial faith in a proposition is to be I
found in the extent of his investment in
It then the Kelly-Douglas firm of whole-
lale grocers of Vancouver fume must
be remarkably optimistic about the)
future of Prince Rupert since they have |
gone so far us to erect one of the finest j
of stores in the city in anticipation of
their commercial ideas being realized.
Situated right on she waterfront the'
building which is now nearing com- i
pletion presents an imposing aspect. I
From the front, which is on First avenue,
to the back, the building measures 168
feet, from thc lower sill to the roof it'
measures 64 feet, and in width it is 50
feet, a series of measurements that in
some degree indicate thc substantial
compliment which the firm feels justified
in casting in the direction of Prince
Rupert, or rather the Prince Rupert to
be.
Sure  of Success
Messrs. Kelly-Douglas are confident
that Prince Rupert will prove a sound
investment for their money else they
would not have gone to the expense
they have. They propose to open up
early in the new year, and they claim
that they will be in an excellent position
to operate the upper coast trade and
the Skeena River trade as well as the
local trade from their new house. In
the words of their local t�� 'sc-ntalive,
Mr. M.Matheson, who has; .. ^intended
the erection from the commencement:
"They recognize the growing importance
of this port; they are sure that it will be
one of the most important on the Pacific
coast, and to show their faith in its
future they have gone to thc expense of
putting up this fine building which will
carry a full line of everything in the
wholesale grocery business."
Everything  Up-to-Date
The building has been fitted up with
all the latest improvements and most
modern appliances and marks nn entirely new development in the city of
Prince Rupert. It is built of what is
known as mill c-nstruction heavy timber
and wears a heavy coating of a patent
fire proof composition. An electric
elevator of the most up-to-date type
j has been installed, and in order to
j facilitate thc movement of heavy orders
j from one floor to another a chute running
from the top floor to the basement has
been worked in. All over the building
electric fittings are gaping ready for
the turning on of the light. The whole
frontage of the top floor has lieen set
apart for offices and thc manager's
room, and the area taken up in that wuy
suggests in some measure the extent
of the business that is anticipated.
Behind the manager's room is situated
a most spacious sample room which is
to be fitted up with glass cases of the
various products of the business.
Shipping Facilities
From the waterfront entrance the
nhipping department will conduct their
operations, and an oflice has been installed there for that purpose, while the
local trade will of course bc attended
to from thc First avenue entrance.
Messrs. Kelly & Douglas arc the
largest wholesale grocers in British
Columbia. Besides Vancouver they have
extensive premises in New Westminster
and are even now starting to erect
another huge warehouse in Victoria.
With thc pay roll of this enterprising
organization circulating in Prince Rupert
business all round is bound to receive
a hearty and welcome fillip. Mr.
Matheson who left the city for Vancouver last night on board the Princess
Beatrice, compliment* the work  of   the
Are  Man's Natural Food
The apple was first served by Eve. There is as much difference in apples as in men, and we believe we have some apples for sale now that are better than the kind Adam ate and
those were tempting enough. Choice, juicy, finely flavored
apples are grown only in certain places where the climate is
right,  whure  their cultivation  is understood  and  perfected.
We know where to get them.   If you like good apples
TRY   OURS
SOME OTHER GOOD THINGS WE HAVE:
Heinz .17 varieties of Pure Food Products
Olivers English Jams, Fruits in Syrup and Marmalade
Christie's   line  of   Fancy   biscuits
Imported   1-igs,   Dates,'Table  Raisins  and   Grapes
Prompt delivery is our specialty. Phone us if you want it quick
Ideal Provision House
We Deliver Promptly
PHONE 190
Sacrificed Prices
Until Xmas
25 per cent, off on all the following goods
Ladies Silk Scarfs  $1.75 to $3.60
Ladies Silk Sha >-1a  $1.60 to $4.50
2000 yards of silk, all colors and qualities, from 25c to $1.36
1000 yards Pong e silk  75c to $1.00
Silk Klmonas, lo.:g and half length  $3.50 to $6.00
Silk Handkerchiefs of all  kinds,  special line as  Prince Rupert souvenir, all prices, from 50c to $3.00
Battenburg Table  Linen,  Centre Pieces,  Cushion I ops,  all prices
from 25c to $5.00
Ladies' Sweater Coats and Jackets  $3.00 to $5.00
You are invited to tall and see our stock. These goods are all
new. We have just got them unpacked. It will be a pleasure to
show them to you.
The above prices are FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
JABOUR BROS.
Third Ave.        ��� Between Seventh and Eighth
PRINCE RUPERT
DANCING ACADEMY
The first of a series of Dances
will be held
Wednesday Evening, Dec. 21
-IN-
McINTYRE'S HALL
GRAY'S ORCHESTRA
will furnish the music, which means it
will be the best.
CaalUmaa'. Tic Is.I (1.00: Ladl*. Fia��
FRED  ARCHER      -      instructor
architect, Mr. G. L.  Proctor,   also the
work of the contractor, Mr. Kauffman.
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 $1, ladies
free. .   -���������-*^
TRY THE OPTIMIST
WANT AD. WAY
of FINDING BUYERS
A CHANCE TO GO INTO BUSINESS CHEAP
A  Completely   Furniahed Restaurant for tale on Ea.y Terms
APPLY - OPTIMIST
XMAS  GIFTS
Caps
Socks
Shirts
Braces
Cloves
Neckties
Stickpins
Ciilfliiittsmss
Handkerchiefs
Etc.
BROWN & FULLINGTON
Haberdathart
Law Butler Building THIRD AVE.
If you would like to see a clock that
is 261 years old you will see it at Wark's
Jewelry Store. THE   PRINCE   RUPERT   OPTIMIST
The Prince Rupert Optimist
DAILY AND WEEKLY
"���HE OPTIMIST is the leading newspaper of Northern British Columbia,
has grown up with the city.
Reading Notices and Legal Advertising are 10c per line.
It
ADVERTISING RATE'S are one price to all���25c per inch each issue for display
matter. This rate applies to all advertising without distinction of quantity
ir time of contract.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES-Daily, 50c per month, or $5.00 per year, in advance.
Weekly, $2.00 per year. Outside Canada���Daily, $8.00 per year; Weekly,
$2.50 per year, strictly in advance.
Daily Edition.
Wednesday. Dec. 21
"SCRIPTA MANENT"
For the benefit of the uninitiated, we vouchsafe the information that the
words which form the title of this article are those of a Latin proverb. Literally
interpreted they mean "What is written lasts." Idiomatically used, they convey
the same meaning as the brusquer English proverb, "Liars should have long memories." Because "scripta manent" sounds a little more courteous than "Liars
should have long memories," we commend it to any and all who may contemplate
entering upon the occupation of professional bull dozing.
This advice is suggested by the fate of the gentleman who wrote the famous
editorial entitled "The Mayor is a Liar," a "deliberate and unmitigated liar" as
he phrased it in the text.   "Scripta manent" was what killed him.
Here are the brave words on which he based his editorial:
"We defy the Mayor, or the city clerk or any one else to show that we
were ever even asked to tender on the telephone by-law."
Fortunately the officials at the City Hall are alive to the value of "scripta
manent," and at last night's meeting the Mayor was able to produce not only a
copy of the letter inviting the gentleman to tender, but also the actual tender
he put in. signed by the writer of the brave challenge. It was a bad case of "scripta
manent," not to give it a harder name.
Now that the evidence has been produced, the citizens are waiting to see
whether the gentleman is man enough to withdraw his "The Mayor is a Liar"
editorial, and publicly apologise for it on his editorial page.
Condensed Advertisements.
ARE YOU IN NEED OF HELPT   Do you waat
to buy, or aell, or hire, or loan!  Try The
Optimist Condenaed Ad. route.
A  Flat of three or four rooms to let.      Apply to P. W. Scott, cor. 3rd Avr^ansl Fulton.
1M-197
OY WANTED-To assist In kitchen.   Apply
Box A, Optimiat. 189-191
B
CONTRACTORS-Sce us for Employer's Liability Insurance.   We can arrange your bond.
The Mack Realty and Insurance (Company. 164-lm
-C-OR SALE-A good liberal lease on lot and
���*��� building, suitably situated for Btore or reaUurant.   Address City P. O. Box 20. 191-tf
FIRE-Don't wait till It comes. Insure your
house, stock and furniture. Do It today. See
ua for rates. The Hack Realty and Insurance
Company. 164-lm
FOUND-On Third Ave.. Monday afternoon, a
bunch of keys.   Enquire at Optimist Office.
168-tf
���POR RENT-We have the store or offloe you
1 want. See our list of furnished and unfurnished houses. The Mack Realty and Insurance
Company. 164-lm
ANTED-Flrst class night Chef.    Must be
"there" on short orders.   Exchange Grill.
191-tf
WANTED-Suita to clean and preaa. f 1.00 each.
Room 13 Westenhaver Block. 2nd Ave. and
6th Street. 144-lm
w
w
ANTED- First class waitress.
Optimist.
Apply Box S
17S-tf
THE COUNCIL'S PUBLIC MEETING
If the Mayor and city council had any doubts whatever as to the reality of
the confidence reposed in them by the citizens of Prince Rupert, last night's public
meeting must have effectually answered those doubts. Without respect to party,
creed, faction or individual policy, the several members of the council were each
greeted with sincere evidences of confidence and gratitude. Especially pleasing
was the spirit of internal conrord that was evidenced.
"I was elected on the opposition ticket, but the Mayor and council have
always   showed    me   every   courtesy."   said    Alderman   Smith.
"I have been what you might call the critic of the council, but I tell you there
has never been the slightest suspicion of graft. If there had been I'd have known
it," declared Alderman Hilditch.
"I want to give credit to every member of the council, especially Alderman
Pattullo, our finance minister. He has proved himself a regular Lloyd-George,"
spoke up Alderman Mclntyre.
These spontaneous tributes from men who were often found differing on
matters of policy, were a splendid assurance of the confidence which each had in
the ability and integrity of the others. They but deepen the regret which many
feel that so few of the council can afford to make the necessary sacrifices in order
to run again.
That the council were in a position to fully answer every criticism levelled
against them by malicious and mercenary' critics was of course no secret to the
citizens at large. Probably there was not a single person who attended the meeting
who did not go there in the full expectancy of hearing un ample justification of
tha council's policy. But the splendid account of their stewardship quite exceeded
the expectations. This was especially true of Alderman Pattullo's account of
how $42,000 hud been saved the city by its system of finance. Alderman Smith's
reports of the electric light and telephone plants, and Alderman Lynch's able
exposition of the reasons for grading the business section, and for electing to let
all the work by contract instead of doing it by day labor.
One issue, raised at the last minute by the Mayor, is likely to rewive a good
deal of private consideration. It was his statement that every malicious and base-
leas attack on the honor and comjietence of the council hurt the welfare of the
city by frightening away investors and homeseckers by creating the idea that,
Prince Rupert is not a desirable place to live in.
With no wish to make the struggle of life any harder than necessary for anyone
the question will have to be considered, whether it is wise or right to help in perpetuating any private institution, which in order to wreak revenge for some imaginary grievance*, sets out to discredit and injure the whole city.
The one great regret that every public spirited citizen must have had at last
night's meeting.is. that it is not possible for .a report of it to be heralded over the
continent to help counteract the injurious effects of the slanders which made the
meeting necessary.
Janitor Wanted
The Public School Board will receive applications for the position of Janitor for the new
school. Salary $76 per month; duties to commence
January 1st. Application, must be in by Saturday noon. Dec. 24th.
C. II. SAWLE.
189-196 Secretary
Tenders Wanted
Tenders for Excavating lot b, block 22, section
1. will be received until Saturday. December 24th.
at the office of the undersigned. The lowest or
any bid not necessarily accepted.
McCAFFERY 4 GIBBONS
192-196 Real Estate and Insurance
CITY MEAT MARKET
WILL OPEN UP AT  CORNER
EBERTS ST. AND SEVENTH AVE
-ON���
THURSDAY, DEC. 22
FULL   STOCK   OF   FRESH    AND    CURED
MEATS   AT   CITY   PRICES.
PRINCE GEORGE
IS RACING NORTH
UNDAMAGED and will leave
HERE ON SCHEDULE TIME
Went Aground in Vancouver Narrows
and Waited for the Tide to Float
Her���Left Vancouver Laat Night
for Here.
The exaggerated reports concerning
the fate of the Prince George while on
her northern bound trip were put to
rout last night through the receipt of
a wireless message from Vancouver
stating that she was on her way to
I'rince    Rupert.     The   message   also
stated briefly what had happened. As
was generally opinioned here she ran
aground in the narrows outside Vancouver Harbor early on Sunday morning
after coming from Victoria.
While this unscheduled stunt caused
those on board no little alarm it was
very soon ascertained that the vessel
had sustained no damage and that the
loss would consist of time only���about
twenty-four hours. She just had to
remain there high and dry till the tide
came up high enough to float her again.
This was done on Monday morning and
the vessel at once went to Vancouver
according to orders.
Word by Wireless
A telegram was received at the G. T. P.
offices last night saying that she had
left  Vancouver on  her  journey  north
and would be here tomorrow forenoon.
The message, which was from Captian
Nicolson, head of the department in
Vancouver, said that the Prince George
would waste no time in this port but
would at once return, in that way
carrying out her south going time
charter which means that she will leave
here tomorrow evening on time. It is
claimed that the run can be made in
thirty hours. The Prince George is out
to beat that time.
How the Prince George came to run
ashore in the Narrows is not yet known.
The Narrows are of course regarded as
dangerous, and at the time of her
making the passage it must have been
dark. Captain Robertson knows the
waters well as also does the pilot, Captain
Saunders.
FARMER'S BANK
HAS FAILED
CLOSED ITS DOORS THIS MORNING IN TORONTO
Was Unable to Meet Hi Clearing
Houae Liabilities. Speculation in
Cobalt Shares It Given as Cause of
Its Troubles.
(Special to the Optimist)
Toronto, Dec. 21.-Unable to meet
clearing house liabilities of twenty
thousand dollars, the head office of
tho Farmers' Bank closed its doors this
morning. Its act was followed by its
thirty-one branches in various parts of
Ontario.
The bank is one of the most recent to
be chartered in Ontario, and catered
largely to business among the farmers.
Its deposits are placed at over $1,-
500,000.    Heavy speculation in Cobalt
Thimble Day
WEDNESDAY
Don't put off buying nntil the day before Christmas and not have a full and
complete selection of goods to choose
from. Today our stock is almost untouched and you will have a large variety to select from, and we can serve
you better before the rush of the weekend business is here	
sftSl^^ftsJsJs^sJ-sTjpJfJjpJ^sJjsJ.^;,
I will give a
Sterling Silver Thimble
to every lady that calls at the store
between the hours of three antl five
o'clock,  Wednesday	
C. B. WARK
The Leading Jeweler
Thimble Day I
Wednesday!
THIRD AVENUE
Thimble Day
WEDNESDAY
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I OPEN    FOR    BUSINESS
PALACE  OF  SWEETS
PHONE 274 THIRD AVE
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The Sweetest of Sweets can now be obtained in Prince Kupert. M��"��
fresh each day in our clean, up-to-date candy kitchen by ans-\-ss-rtcandy
maker.   Place your Xmaa orders now.    Special prices on Itrfl order*.
mining shares is said to be the cause
of the bank's misfortune.
Heavy Xmaa Traffic
Winnipeg, Dec. 21.���(Special)���Trains
containing ten cars of Christmas mail
from Great Britain arrived in this city
yesterday. Of that number five were
for the coast and it is expected that the
volume of Christmas traffic handled
this year will be a record one for the
railway.
Hentzman Pianos and all the latest
and most popular music at Wark's
Jewelry Store.
CAME TO BLOWS
Over Disputed Ownership of ��� Sho"
It's all very well to call a ���!>���* ��
spade but yesterday a shovel do***
Rose & McColl- camp betttW e_����
of contention.   Joe Keradich �� Mow
negrian laborer had I "hovel.   W
it was his.   John Brora, a fello*****
wanted it, and it seems took hold oM-
Keradich hung on. and the men c��
to   blows.     Today   Keradich,  w
Magistrate Carss admitt.,1haling *"
did not appear. ��*w��l**)W~W*W!-rf^^ '��'-*#.
THE   PRINCE   RUPERT    OPTIM
TOWNSITE   OP
BITTER   CREEK
(IN  THE  PORTLAND  CANAL  DISTRICT)
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I am placing on the market for the first time to Prince Rupert ������^$* ^hfch ta situated in the Portland Canal District nine "Sf}^5SHB^of Bear River and Bitter Creek. This is the
townsite is located in the heart of the Mining Dtorict ^g^Xde tothe families of the men who are pene-
logical outfitting point for the miners and m��"Sf T^fSErd shelter for the prospector before he plunges in-
*m\*\y,��� ,-rn tho, mniinteins. the natural storehouse, the last nararai hhw aim uk> j    v i     j
���e  _..        ��� the miners and VW^^^ he plun.es in
trlting into the��mountainsthe natural ^^^^S^comm to on his way back.   The first pface tc
 A"  ^ his claims.   And its the nrst place nr*��" ,.        boulders.     The railway 11
""S'sssj, ...s^. -.��� ���-���-���j���i . .    j j.   .s    c__|. nince na win come iu un mo -.��; _._,.-���-.    _..~ ������- pidte tu
to the wil 'erness to stake his> claims.   W^JMySH ravines, gulches or boulders.     The railway is
offer him the shelter of a roof.   The lots are a ^ffi^Mg natural base of supplies for construction work
actually constructed to ftl"^',^^^^��^!*^    Terms naif cash, balance six and
which will start in the spring.   The price of lots run irom jiu      *        mphlet9 and full particulars,
twelve months at seven per cent, per annum.     uui wr !_��_��� , _���    _���
F. G. DAWSON   -   -   -   Prince Rupert
-    .  i      s n      d      i   147 PaniUr Si  West* Clements & Hayward, 535 Pender Si. Wesl.
VANCOUVER AGENTS:   Cunningham �� Clegg, Room I. 347 Pender H. west, THE   PRINZE    RUPERT    OPTIMIST
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ss. Prince George
Suit for
Vancouver
Victoria
LAND
Seattle
=R.   EBY   C6*   Co._=
REAL   ESTATE
KiUumkalum Land For Sale
KITSUMKALUM - ��� B   C,
Thursdays, at 8.30 p.m.
�����. BRUNO for Stewart Wednesday-",
after arrival of Prince George. For
Port Simpson, Naas, Masset and Moresby Island points, including Queen Charlotte City, Pacofi, Rose Harbor, also
Refuge Bay, every alternate Friday at
12 o'clock "noon, commencing Dec. 9th.
The Grand Trunk Railway Syatem
���onnecting 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
Wong Laundry Re-opening
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
LAND  PURCHASE  NOTICE
MILWAUKEE HAS
A PUBLIC DANCE
SOCIALIST  MAYOR  AND  COUNCIL INTRODUCE INNOVATION
New Municipal Dance Prove* Great
Succeaa���Will Be Held Every Two
Weeks Throughout the Winter���
Dreia Suit* Are Prohibited.
SEE US FOR CHRISTMASTRJs
PONY EXPRESS
PHONE 170 Red
LOOK FOR THIS SIGN
Canadian Pacific Railway S
as. Princess Beatrice
Leaves  Prince  Rupert for Vancouver
Dec. 20, Jan. 3, 14 and 28.
Laves Vucomrer for Prince Rapert
December 14 and 27, Jan. 7 and 21.
Special long veitibale trains leave
Vancouver every day at 9 a.m. and 3.46
p.m. for all points east.
J. G. McNab
General Agent
Rupert Marine Iron Works
-AND-
Supply Company, Limited
HAYS  CREEK
P. O. BOX SIS    ���    PRINCE RUPERT
Miss   Henny   Wennersten
-Swadkh Sp.cs.li.l-
Electrical. Facial and Scalp Trratmtnu
Scftnllftc Maaaaire treatment for rh.ssma-
tlara. nrrvsisj.nrs. and poor circulation.
Manicuring, alto chiropody work.   -:*   ���:-
Room. No. 4,   Exchange Block
F. W. HART
UNDERTAKER _ EMBALMER
STOCK   COMPLETE
THE IROQUOIS
POOL
English and American Billiards
Eight Tables Second Ave.
SNAPS
LOTS BLOCK SEC. PRICE
23 and 24        5 6 $3,500 pair
7       16 6 2,300
3         4      13           1 12,500 pair
7,8,9, 10 36 7 1,760   pair
1         2      51 8 550  pair
Skaena Land DUtrict -Dutrict ol Coast Rang* 6
Take   notice  that  George  Owen   Johnaton  ol
Melbourne,  Aua., occupation painter. Intend, to <
apply  lor permUaon  to  purchaae the foUowing
described lands:
Commencing at a  poat  plantad  one  mile up
Eltrews   River on east bank, thence east 40 chain*.
thence north  80 chains,  thenee *A'ast  60 chains. ;
more or leas to the bank of Extrews River, ihence
along bank ol   Extrews River aouth to point of
commencement, containing 340 acres more or less.
GEORGE OWEN JOHNSTON
Dated Sapt. 12. 1D10
Pub. Oct. IT. A. H. Johnston. Agent
Skeens Land District���District ol Coast Range 5
Take notice that Emastino M. Grable, married
woman ol San Prancaico, V. S. A., occupation
massensc, Intensis to apply lor permission to pup
chaae the lollowing deaenbed lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the south side
of tha G. T. P. right-of-way 73 1-2 milea from
' Prince Rupert on tha north side ol the Skeena .
River, thence south 20 chains more or less lo the
bank of the Skeens River, thanca SO chains more or
less along the bank ol the Skeena River in a north-
weaterly direction to the G. T. P. right-of way.
-Usance 60 chains more or less in an easterly dt-
rectisin along Ihe G. T. P. right-of-way to tha point
of commencement and containing 120 acros, more '
Datad Sapt. 12,1910. ERNESTINE M. GRABLE
| Pub. Oct. 17. A. H. Johnston. Agent
; Skeens Land l)_trss-l District ol Coast Range 6
Take notiee that Brent U. Grable ol San Fran-
1'. S. A., occupation accountant, inlands to
apply for pes mission to purchaae the following
daaeribed lands:
Commencing at a post planted on tba south side
ol tha G. T. P. right-of-way mOe 73 1-2 from Prince
Rupart oo tha north side of the -keena Rivsr. thenee '
south 10 chains more or lesa to tha bank of tho Skaena Riv���rthenw 80 chalna more or mm along the
bank of the Skeens River In a northeasterly direction to the G. T. P. right-of-way, thanca 60
ehalns mora or less along tha G T. P. right-of-way
In a weaterly direction to tha point of commence- I
ment and containing 120 acres, more or laaa
I Datad Sane 12.1910. BRENT  U.  GRABLE ,
Pub. Oct. 17. A H. Johnston. Agsnt
Sksana Land I'irtriet -District of Coaat Range 6 '
Take  notiee that  Arthur  Henry  Johnston ol
Prince Rupert, occupation baflder, Intanda to apply
lor iissj mission to purchaaa tba foUowng deecrlbad .
Commencing at a poat planted 20 chains aast of ,
74 mile poat m the G. T. P. right-ol-way on north
sUs of same and Skaarsa River, thanca 80 chain,
aorth, thanca 80 chains waat, thenoa 80 chain.
south to O. T. P. right-of-way, thanea 80 chains
esat along G. T. P. right-of-way to point of eotn-
maneement and containing 640 seres mora or lass.
Datad Sept. R. 1910.
ARTHUR   HENRY JOHNSTON
Pub. Oct. 17.
Skaena Land District���District ol Coast
Taka notice that Lionel  Dmeen of  Brandon,
Man., occupation teacher,   ntends to   spply for
parmission  ta  purchase  tie  following  dearriked
lands:
Commencing st s poat planted at the southwest eorner. 40 chains aarth and 40 chains sast
of the northeast comer ot Lot 1116 (Harvey Sin- '
vey), thenee 60 ehalns north, theaee 60 chains esst,
thence 60 chains south, thence 60 ehalns west to
poat of commencement, containing 360 acres, more ,
or lews.
Dated Nov. 14. 1910. LIONEL DINEEN
Pub. Dae. 17. Fred Bohler, Agent ,
Skaena Land District���Disuiet of Coast
Taka nailer that Mary Hall of Pert Simpaon,
8,  C. occupation  nurse,  intend,  to apply for j
permisaion  to  purchsae  the  following dascribed ���
lsnds:
Commencing st a peat plsnted at the southwest
oorner 100 chains east and 20 ehalns north of
the northeast sorner of Lot 1116 (Harvey Survey, j
thence SO chains north, thenca 80 chains east,
theaee SO chalas south, thence 84 chains wsst
to post ol commencement, containing 649 acrea.
more or lass.
Dsted Nov. 14, 1910. MARY HALL .
Puh. Dec. 17. Fred Bohler, Agent
Skeena Lansl District���District of Coast
Take notice that May Dineea ot Port Simpson,
B. C, occupation stenographer, intends to saply
fssr permisaion to purchaae the lollowing deecribed
lands:
Commencing st a past planted at the northwest
corner 109 chains easl aad 20 chains north el the
northeast  coraer  ol   Lot   1116 (Harvey  Survey), ������
thence KO chsins esst, thence 40 chains south,.
thencs 80 chains west, thence 40 chsins north to |
the post ol commencement, containing 320 acres,
mere or less.
Dsted Nov. 14. 1910. MAY DINEEN ,
Pub. Dec. 17. Fred Bohler. Agent ]
Skaena Land District���District ���( Cosst
Tsks notiee that Sarah E. Alton ol Port Simpson, '
B.  C.  occupation   nurse,  intends  ta  apply lar I
permission   to   purehasse   the   following   described
lands:
Commencing at a post plantad at the northwest
comer 140 chains east snd 20 chains south ol tha
northeast comer ol Lot 1116 ""Harvey Survey),
thenee HO chains sast, thenca 80 chains south,
thence 80 ehsins west, thence north 86 chains to
post ot commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or lesa.
Dstsd Nov. 14,1910. SARAH E. ALTON
Pub. Dec. 17. Fred Bohler. Agent
We  have   others   on   our   lists,
but  these  are  the   moat
attractive today.
G.R. NADEN COMPANY
Limited.
Second Ave.. Prince Rupert, B.C.
Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 19.���The municipal dance has come to  stay.    The
success of '.he first Socialist party, at
which rich and poor mingled on a common footing in the city auditorium, has
bceti such that the idea is approved
(rom   the   pulpit,   from   the   mayor's
office,   and   from   newspaper   editorial
pages.     They   will   probably   he   beld
every two weeks all winter, and old-
fashioned   square   dances   are   to   be
added   to   the   programme,   which   at
the first municipal dance was composed
entirely of the more modern ones.    Of j
the whole plan the idea which achieved j
the   greatest   favor   was   that   of   the
official introducers, who provided part-'
ners for those who were without and made j
strangers acquainted.
The mayor has been congratulated on '
all sides for the success of the dance.
"It is the finest thing in the world
for a city," said Judge O. T. Williams,
dean of the circuit bench, a staid elderly
churchman, who went to see if the
public dance was to be a good or a bad
thing. "There are no degenerating
influences at dances of this kind. It will
put scores of dance halls in this city out
of business. Practically every form
of degradation that finds its way into
my court had been traced to the low
Saturday night dance halls. The municipal dance is a social uplift."
One phase of the municipal dance
which is most important is the fact
that a ban has been placed on dress
suits, the Socialiaits declaring that to
keep the dances on a true democratic
plane the man who is unable to wear
an "open-faced" suit can feel as much
at home as a society cotillion leader.
No liquor is sold in the building, though
there are lunch rooms for the sale of
light refreshments.
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FOR   SALE
OM HELGERSON ltd.
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PRINCE RUPERT. BC
OUR FOREST RESERVES
LAND  LEASE NOTICE
Ske*M Und Dinti-ict- DtatHet of Cout
Tike  notice that  Hume   H_b.ngUn  of  Princ*
Rupert,   muttr  mariner,   intends te apply  for
permission to leaa* the foUowing deacribed fore-
ebore:
Commencing  at  a   post   planted  on   a small
laland In the Skeena River about three mllea above
Telegraph Point thence southerly 2000 fort.
Dated Dec. 14. 1910. HUME BABIQNTON
Skeena Land District     District of Coast
Take notice that Hume    Babington of  Prince
Rupert,   master   mariner,   intends  to apply  for
permission to lease the following described land:
A email laland in the Skeena River about four
raBes above Telcgraph| Point containing about 60
acres.
Dated Dec 14,1919. HUME DABINOTON
In the report of the Superintendent of
Forestry, which forms part of the annual
report of the Department of the Interior,
ecently published, are given many investing details as to the administration
ted working of the forest reserves.
The most striking development in
regard to the forest reserves is, the
letting aside of the Rocky Mountain
forest reserve, a tract of country aggregating some 14,400 square miles, some
of which is already reserved aa National
Parks (i. e., the Rocky Mountain Park,
the Kootenay Lakes Park and Jasper
Forest Park). The great importance of
this reserve is due to the opportunity it
affords for the preservation and conservation of the aters of the rivers which
rise in the Rockies and traverse the
prairie country and which waters play
so important a role in the fertility of the
soil.
Further extensions of the reserves are
contemplated, in fact, some of the lands
have already been reserved from settlement, although not formally set aside as
reserves. Among the proposed extensions
are:
To the Sprucewoods reserve, 70,000
acres.
To the Duck Mountain reserve, 136,-
000 acres.
To the Cypress Hills reserve, 80,000
acres.
To the Beaver Hills reserve, 20,000
acres.
Similar action has been taken in regard to a tract of 5,000 acres near Spirit
Lake, Sask. The foregoing extensions
total 305,000 acres, or over 475 square
miles.
A tract of land which includes Mount
Ida and the Fly Hills (near Salmon Arm,
B. C.) has also been inspected with a
view to its being set aside as a forest
reserve.
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SNAPS
Several Lots on Plank Roadway in
Section 7.    Must be sold.
Owners have left
the city
Call and see us about them
F. B. Deacon
Open Evenings       Alder Block       SIXTH ST.
{CHIPS FROM THE j
[HUMORISTS]
"Did you hear what happened to
Pwcddy in Noo Yawk?"
"No.   Do tell me!"
"Why, the deah boy made a mistake
and got on one of those cars in the
tunnel that arc reserved exclusively for
ladies, don't you know."
"Yes?"
"And they let him stay!"
Professional Cards
W. L. BARKER
Architect
Second avenue and Third street
Over Westenhaver Bros.' Office.
MUNRO  &  LA1LEY
Architects,
Stork Building, Second Avenue.
SAMUEL HARRISON
V. F. G. GAMBLE
Samuel Harrison & Co.
Real Estate and Stock Brokers
Portland Canal Stocks and Claims a Specialty
Agents for Stewart Land Co.
Prince Rupert and Stewart
Customer -Have you the papers for a
week back?
Newsboy���For a week back? You
don't want papers; yer wants a porous
plaster.
Nan���Jack's overcoat has a cute little
pocket on the under side of the sleeve,
between the elbow and the shoulder, to
put one's hand in, you know. It's fleece-
lined, and just as warm!
Fan���Has 'em lined with fleece now,
does he? Used to be silk velvet. Isn't
this tiresome weather?
STEWART &  STEWART
ACCOUNTANTS -:- AUDITORS
Law-Butler Building
Prince Rupert
Phone No. 280
P.O. Box 351
ALFRED CARSS, C. V. BENNETT, B.A.
ssf Briti.h Columbia of H.C, Ontario, Sai-
ssnsi Manitoba Ban. katchawan  and  Al-
bsTta Bars.
CARSS A BENNETT
Barristers, Notaries, Etc
Offlee-Exchanire block, corner Third avenue and
Sixth .treat. Prince Ruoert. 8
WM. S. HALL, L.D. S., U. D. S.
Dentist.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
All dental operation, skilfully treated. Gat and
local anesthetic, administered fur the painlew extraction nf teeth. Consultation free. Olflcei: 19
and 2U Akler Block. Prince Rupert. si. 12
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JULIUS LEVY
Jobber of High-grade Havana Cigars
Tobaccos Wholesale and Retail
Stranger���I say, my lad, what is considered a good score on these links?
Caddie���Well, sir, most of the gents
here tries to do it in as (ew strokes as
they can, but it generally takes a few
more.
"Did Mrs. Brown take her husband's
failure in the right spirit?" "Oh, yes.
Just as soon as she knew he was going to
fail she went out and bought her entire
winter outfit!"
"I don't know whether I ought to
recognize him here in the city or not.
Our acquaintance at the seashore was
very slight." "You promised to marry
him, didn't you?" "Yes, but that was
all."
"Hist!" whispered Paddy.
He was crouching between the sign of
the three balls, watchful, alert, and he
had no ears for the pleasantries of his
old friend Mike.
"Phwat's the matter, Pathrick?" whispered Mike, anxiously.
Paddy laid a finger on his lips.
"Have you gone cranky?" pursued
Mike, unheeding. "Tell, me, Pathrick,
pwhat is it?"
"It's loike this," whispered Paddy.
"It's just twelve months today Oi
pawned my suit, an' Oi'm told in a
twelvemonth it'll run out. Niver a
worrd, Moike! Oi'm sthandin' here
waitin' to be ready for it as it comes
running through the doorway."
WARLIKE NATIONS
SOON DECADENT
SO DECLARES PRESIDENT JORDAN    IN    DISCUSSING    WAR
Saya Soldiera Are Beat Phyaical Typea
and Whan They Are Killed Nations
Perpetuate From Poorer Typea of
Men.
Montreal, Dec. 19.-Speaking before
the Canadian Club of Montreal today,
Dr. D. Starr Jordan, president of
Leland Stanford University, San Francisco, and one of thc best known advocates of international peace in the
United States, took the stand that war
instead of strengthening a nation caused
it to deteriorate and finally to degenerate.
Taking the history of ancient Rome
and of modern France as examples thc
speaker showed the ruinous effect of
continuous wars and their terrible
slaughter upon the blood of the race.
Soldiers were usually the best men of
the nation. When they were killed thc
poorer type of individual was left to
perpetuate thc race.
Dr. Jordan said thc fact was familiar
to all who had traveled widely in Englnad
that in every town and village there
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JOHN    K.    DAVEY
TEACHER OF SINGING
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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.
P CARTAGE and
STORAGE
G. T. P. Tran.fer Agent.
Order* promptly flllssd.   Pricea reaaonable.
OFFICE-H. B. Rochnter. Centre St.    Phone 60.
Old German Lager
Schlitz Lager
These are the beverages that
make health, strength and happiness your lot. Prices are
very .reasonable and your order will receive prompt attention	
All  varieties 'of
Wines and Liquors]
also kept in stock.
Sutherland & Maynard
SOLE JHANDLEKS FOR   NORTHERN   B. C.
PHONE 123
Fraser Street and Sixth Street
were some who had  lost relatives in
some war or other.
"What would have been the effect
on England if all these young men
had not died," asked the speaker.
"Most of them were worthy young
men at least and the nation would
undoubtedly have bssen bettered by
their lives."
SHIM' -HassMiss-nlssf IMucrssssn  Block
SIXTH STREET. Phono No. tt
BENflttl  BLACKSMITH MD HORSESHOER
H. McKEEN
3rt and Mil St.
Phone 59 Rd
The Westholme Lumber Co.
UMITED
First AvenVie Telephone ISS
-WE   HANDLE   EVERYTHING IN ���
LUMBER
PLASTER
AT $17 PER TON, DELIVERED
LIME
AT $2.40 PER BARREL,  DELIVERED
COAL
D. H. MORRISON
Builder and Contractor
Plans and specifications prepared
-ESTIMATES GIVEN-
OFFICE:-Corner Sth Ave. & Green St
Phone No. 228 Green
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C
GRAND HOTE
WORKING MAN'S HOME
Spring Beds, clean White Sheets  25c
Rooms 50c
BEST IN  TOWN   FOR  THE   MONEY
Labour Bureau in connection
All kinds of positions -,-.-.-.
funished FREE
FIRST AVE. AND SEVENTH STREET
J. GOODMAN, Prop.is.to,
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    RUPERT    OPTIMIST
MUFFS
-AND-
STOLES
This is jutt 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 years. We
bought them before the
late sharp advance in
Furs and they will be
found moderately
priced	
Our stock also contains
many things that make
suitable gifts for men.
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CITY COUNCIL
REFUTE SLANDERS
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took occasion to warn the cititens that
if they chose a certain candidate for
the Mayoralty they were liable to have
a man who would be absent during the
first two months of his term of office.
"If you can do without him for these
two important months," concluded Alderman Naden, "you don't need him
for the rest of the year." .Laughter and
cheers.'l
Joke Was on Hilditch
Alderman Hilditch criticised Alderman
Naden for introducing the Mayoralty
question. He would have liked to get
in behind "his friend and colleague"
Alderman Pattullo in the order of
speakers. The alderman thus complimented interjected a remark to the
effect that he would have an opportunity.
Mr. Hilditch failed to take warning and
repeated his predilection in favor of
being behind Alderman Pattullo and that
gentleman promptly clinched the matter
by confidently interpolating that the
speaker would find himself behind on
the twelfth of January, a sally which
earned a great salvo of applause.
No Grafters in Council
Turning his attention to the subject
in hand Alderman Hilditch denied
strenuously that the council members
were a bunch of grafters. They were
not. He then reiterated his well-known
views as to his differences with the
council in the matter of carrying out
improvements. He deplored the attitude of the press and the allegations
against the Mayor but he did not seem
to think that they had yet heard the
end of it. He took credit to himself
for the passing of the Building By-law
It was the compliance of the Windsor
Hotel with the building By-law that
saved that building on Sunday, he
contended.
"The Genial Doctor"
Though he did not arrive in Prince
Rupert broke. Alderman Mclntyre
said lhat he had not been long in the city
before he went broke. Nevertheless the
genial doctor gave the impression that
Prince Rupert was a good place to stay
in. He told funny stories about Chinese
cooks and young couples, and remarked
that in the business of being an alderman
it seemed to him that the less you did
the better it was for you. He complimented Alderman Pattullo, adding that
there was no better man in the first
council unless it was himself.
"None Better Anywhere"
He had nothing but the highest possible
opinion of the whole co n.il, and as for
the accusation f graft it was simply
absurd. Nowhere could you find a finer
bunch of men than those c.miposing the
first city council of Prince Rupert.
Greeted with cheers and laughter
which punctuated his discourse, Dr.
Mclntyre contributed greatly to the
good humor of the meeting and Mayor
Stork at the conclusion of the doctor's
speech told the audience gaily that this
was a sample of the way Dr. Mclntyre
had livened up many an otherwise dull
council meeting.
"Lloyd-George Pattullo"
A rousing reception .awaited the
speech of Alderman Pattullo. As chairman of the finance committee he devoted the first part of his address to
showing how their financial schemes for
improving the city had worked out and
placed them in contrast with the schemes
proposed by the opposition. He tendered
a brief argument showing that while they
had actually got started on the various
works undertaken they had not borrowed nearly so large an amount of
money as proposed by the opposition
oor had they the same amount to pay
in interest.
Saved City $42,000
He examined the arguments of his
opponents carefully and on placing them
in comparison with the policy pursued
found that the latter worked out in the
end with a saving of about $42,000. He
scouted the very idea of borrowing a
million. They did not even have to go
to the Bank of Montreal; it came to
them.
Just when they thought they had the
money, however, they found they had
it not, and the knowledge gave them a
severe jolt. The bank was backing out.
But whe Mr. Sweeney, who represented
the bank, came to Prince Rupert and
saw what was being done he came
through with the necessary money.
Back at the Empire
Referring to the attacks of the Empire
upon himself he described the Empire
as the paper with the "fine phraseology,
the chaste and refined English and sweet
tempered amiability," and literally brought down the house. In connection
with the Empire s misleading report
of the Mobley rally in the Mclntyre
lower hall the other evening, Mr.
Pattullo said that he had spoken to the
Empire reporter, 'not upon that particular subject'i and asked hfm why it
was that he did not report the meetings
of the council as they happened and
why he did not report what the various
speakers said, and he replied that "he
reported them all right but they did not
always appear that way."
The Lie Direct
He went on to expose the baselessness
of the Empire's charge that he, the
Alderman, had designs upon obtaining
the telephone franchise. It had been
alleged in that paper that his company,
the Prince Rupert Construction company, had offered to instal a service
for $29,000. "If he can show me the
person who made that offer I will make
him a present of one of the finest corners
in Prince Rupert," said Mr. Pattullo
in a manner that clinched the matter
for ever.
Cracka Stonei, Not Nuts
Warming  to   his  subject   Alderman
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CHRISTMAS Gins
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.
The quality of our goods are unsurpassed and at convincingly low prices.
Frank D. Keeley
DRUGGIST
PHONE 200
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Pattullo said the council had also been
accused of dangling the city printing
before the editor of the Empire in order
to curry favor with him." "I want
the Empire to publish the name of the
man who dangled the printing before
him, and if he mentions my name he
will be cracking stones instead of nuts."
This tremendous threat created great
enthusiasm, and noticing Mr. Nelson
of the Journal sitting in the front of
the hall, the speaker stopped in his discourse to settle a little dispute about
an inaccurate report which had appeared in the Journal.
Lynch on the Defence
Alderman Lynch then took the forum.
He devoted himself particularly to an
explanation of the street improvement
scheme and to the rebutting of criticisms
there anent. He was in favor of the
contract system on the ground that it
was the business method and also on
the ground of economy. He regarded
the day labor system as unwieldy and
out of date. "It is not even practised in
their private business affairs by those
who are advocating it," he declared.
The Tammany Hall Cry
"Someone who did not know what he
was talking about has accused us of
being a Tammany Hall outfit, anxious
to perpetuate ourselves in office. I will
say this, that if that accusation were
true, there is nothing we could have
used to build up an invincible machine
like the day-labor plan. We could have
swamped all opposition at the polls,
and Lynch Brothers would have had
lots of customers, daughter and applause).
But we were anxious only to serve the
interests of the public in the best way."
He also defended the action of the
council in regard to the grading of the
business section. It was absolutely
essential to begin grading somewhere
and it was the general opinion that the
proper place to begin was the business
section, and they had done that, once
they had discovered what the business
section was and where.
Light and 'Phone Facte
Without any scrap between himself
and the newspapers, Alderman Smith
said that he could not. he feared, give
any spicy stunt for the meeting. Though
he had come into the city council as
it were on the opposition ticket, he felt
that the Mayor and he had got on
together on the very best possible terms,
and his experience of the council had been
a   pleasant   one.    As  a  council   their
policy had ever been the best possible.
As chairman of the light and phone
committee, he expressed regret that the
juice was not yet turned on at the
electric light plant. He could state,
however, that the committee had done
and was doing what any business man
would do towards getting light, and said
that he confidently expected the supply
to be turned on by the- first week o' 1911.
It had been proposed at first to instal
an $80,000 permanent plant, and an
engineer had been summoned from
Vancouver in connection with this.
But they had decided on investigation
that the revenue from this plant would
not be a paying one, and the scheme
was abandoned in favor of the present
temporary plant now being installed.
This plant will generously light the
streets using only half its capacity.
Its cost figures out at less than $40,000.
After the installation of the complete
400 kilowatt plant the cost will be
$66,000 with a working profit of $20,000
per annum, selling the current at 15
cents per K.W. hour. The $80,000 permanent scheme would not have earned
a profit even charging 23 cents per K.W.
hour for current.
Profita From Telephones
As for the telephone system, Alderman
Smith gave figures showing that the
purchase of the phone system for the
city at an outlay of $15,524, and the
subsequent expenditure on it by the
city of $25,618 had resulted in the city's
owning a splendid phone system realizing
a profit of $4,000 per annum with 340
phones in operation. The plant has
capacity for 600 phones. There remain
260 instruments to instal. When these
are installed at an additional cost of
only $100 the system will earn a profit
of $10,000 per year on a first cost of
$40,000.
Coming Mayor Says Little
Coming in as he did at the end of
the list of speakers Alderman Mobley,
owing to the lateness of the hour, refrained from saying much that he had
come prepared to bring before the
audience. As chairman of the fire and
water committee he had an important
stewardship to account for, and touching
briefly upon the subject of the water
supply he showed that the city is fully
protected from fire-risk for this year,
and will be for next year, while the supply
for domestic purposes is up to the full
extent of the  present water resources
For
Men
Only
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What  would happen to
your wife and children if
you were taken away?
Would your wife have to
cam her own living?
Would your children be
educated?
Would they be dependent
on others?
These are most serioui
questions which everv
man should answer to hij
own satisfaction.
Life Insurance is the one
sure way to make provi.
sion for your family after
you are gone.
Get some life Insurance
before you become disqualified.
See us for particulars.
F. B. DEACON
OFRa :-Uiet Mock. Sat. Sim
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OPEN EVENING!
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Cars-siNs complrt* .tocl ot !':.��������   Spreil   ,
attention paid to Mllng | rssxr;: r\      ,
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available. The Mayor had raemk)_d
that active work has been in props*
continuously towards bringing in ue
supply from Woodworth Lake.
Tribute to Police
Referring to his work as police commissioner. Alderman Mobley commended
the poli<* force as a good body ol ma
ready to serve the city to the limit *���
their powers.
For himself. Alderman Mobley W
that he had endeavored to serve tA
would always try to serve the people
to the utmost of his ability regardles"
class or clique, denomination or UJ
other distinction whatever. He ��
proud of his connection with Pn��
Rupert's first city council.
Concluding humorously with the *
mark that he would say no more-*
was time for all good boys t<> be ���
bed, Alderman Mobley sat down **%
enthusiastic applause.
Mayor's Cloting Word
At the close of Alderman Mobleyj"
speech,  Mayor Stork in a J
wound  up  the  meetint:
referred  to  the  absencs-
Barrow, who is out of
regretted   that   he  was
with them.   Thanking the
their attendance and atttntioo, . ��.
Stork took occasion alio I ��� **h.
assembled aldermen for ,-ountie-W r
nesses shown him during nil tern
office.    He was proud to have ����-
with such men as first M��yor of Ww
Rupert.
A Thought to Take Home
One   thought   the   Mayor bft ��J
his audience "to take home-
were his words:  "It may be good tafl
to abuse this city council, but re���
that it will be some time before��� nu   ��
geu again such an inde^'-
men as those composing the BW ������
In striking at the council. WJJ  ,
were simply striking at the ***.***
their own city." G^r~,
With rousing cheers for **-*^_
Md the City Council the meeting b��
up well after 11 P-rn- __
Find iHn~The Optimist A*
The UU*
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