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The Prince Rupert
must
DAILY EDITION
)L. I, NO. 195
Prince Rupert, B.C., Friday, December 23. 1910.
Price, .ive Cents
lARLIER CLOSING OF BARS
FEATURE OF LICENSE BYLAW
[iuncil   Refuses to Adopt Suggestion that License
Board be Given Power to Renew Licenses Without   Cause,   or   that   Bartenders Must
Be   "Recommended."
fill midnight yesterday the city councils occupied in passing the Licen-
By-law through committee aa a
bit-. It was not at first intended to
leruke this last night, but Alderman
cy put his foot down hard, de-
jinn that this by-law had been too
delayed already and was urgently
Bed- He told Alderman Smith that
ivould give vital reasons for thia if
I aldermen would step with him into
I Mayor's room���not for any physical
pment, however!
the council went into committee
1 sat close. In accordance with the
jror's promise to the Local Option
ciation the early closing question
* ell thrashed out with the following
lit:
Bars to Close Early
in Prince Rupert, according to
w licensing by-law will close at
(.in. each night except Saturday and
On Saturdays they will close
1 p.m.   They will remain closed all
|av and will open on Monday at
. and at the same hour each other
day.    This   clause   was   passed
ouncil  in  committsje  aa  a  whole
some little differences had been
ated,  notably,   Alderman  Naden's
ction to the 6 a.m. opening hour
rli objection waa overcome.
��� Bartendera to Have Licensee
licenses for bartenders will be neces-
under the new by-law.   There was
IEY GOT THERE
JUST IN TIME
some discussion regarding the recommendation of applicants for licenses as
bartenders and eventually the clause
requiring them to be recommended
was cut out. Unsuitable applicants
it was held would quickly betray themselves, and be deprived iof ther licenses.
That a clear view of the interior of the
whole bar must bc possible from the
outside is a poinl insisted on
An  Important Divcussion
A lengthy discussion arose when
Clause 7 A was reached. This clause
provides that the Board shall renew
the licenses of all license holders who
have not been guilty of any violations
of the Act, and thut if at some future
date the number of licenses are cut
down, those of most recent date are to
be cut off first.
Alderman Smith opposed this clause
wanting these matters to be left to the
discretion of the Board. He claimed
that such a clause was illegal.
Lynch Had Legal Opinion
Alderman Lynch who staunchly insisted that the clause should stand, said
he had got legal advice on the point and
was assured that the clause was quite
proper. To Alderman Hilditch who
wanted more time to consider it, it
was pointed out that an opportunity
would present iteslf on the third reading
next Tuesday.
On the motion of Alderman Lynch
the clause was put to the committee and
passed.
|fO CONVIVIAL CENTS VISITED
THE CITY HALL
opped in at Midnight While Council Waa Discussing Licenses���They
���thought City Hall Was a Bar and
Ordered Drinks.
Jeep in the discussion of the Licensing
J-law the city council at a late hour
night was disturbed by fumbling
mumblings at the door.
The fumblings and mumblings were
lluwed   by  stumblings  as  the   door
ened and two dazed but good letn-
'f'-'l drunks entered and leaned across
counter.
[Mayor Stork took in the situation
pd jumped up.
I Bobbing their  heads cheerfully  the
pruders gave their order: "Two ('lush'
-er."
Gently the Mayor explained the dry
i dust nature of the business conducted
^ithin the premises visited.
Slowly the woeful truth dawned on
tie visitors, and piloted by the Mayor
1 Alderman Pattullo they despondent-
withdrew.
No beer with all that   talk of bars
CITY CONTRACTS
ARE AWARDED
FOR GRADING OF FIRST AVENUE
IN SECTIONS
Nina Contractors for Twelve Contracts���City Engineer Cets "B. 6"
Seventh Avenue Contract Goes to
Denton Si Williams.
BRITISH SPIES
GET FOUR YEARS
HEAVY SENTENCE MAY LEAD TO
INTERNATIONAL TROUBLE
Question Will Be Raised in the House
of Commons as to Severity of Sentence���Men Pleaded Guilty to
"Sketching."
(Special to the Optimist)
Leipsig, Dec. 23.���International complications are regarded as a possible
sequel to the four years term of im-
prisonemnt meted out to the two
British spies who were caught and
pleaded guilty to sketching German
fortifications. The names of the officers
thus caught are Captain Trench and
Lieutenant Brandon.
The sentence is regarded as much too
severe for the offence committed se-
pecially in view of the fact that quite
recently a German spy caught doing
the same thing at Portsmouth was
allowed to go free on his own recog-
niscances. It is understood that the
matter will be brought up in the British
House of Commons.
UNIONISTS GAIN NOTHING
AS RESULT OF ELECTIONS
With Wick Burghs Yet to Hear From   There   is  a
Possibility That They Make a Net Loss of
One   Seat Had   Expected
Gain of Twenty
PLAGUE RAGING
EARLY CLOSING
OF CITY BARS
fid   bar   tenders!     Oh
Inhospitable City Hall!
bitter   irony!
Christmas Tree Tonight
The First Presbyterian Sunday School
-���'���'I give an entertainment In the Empress    Theatre    tonight,   at   8    p.m.
Christmas   tree   and   Santa   Class.
���Children have admission tickets.    All
ladults 60 cents.
Contracts for the grading of First
avenue were awarded at last night's
city council, according to the report of
the streets committee:
Subsection A 1.���Tom Maalum.
Subsection A 2.���Tom Matlum.
Subsection B 1.���S. Camozti.
Subsection B 2.���A. Bettanini.
Subsection B 3.���A. Bettanini.
Subsection B 4.���A. Bettanini.
Subsection B 5.���L. Vierick & Co.
Subsection B 6.���City Engineer.
Subsection F 1.���L. Gugi & Co.
Subsection F 2.���L. Gugi & Co.
Subsection H 1.���J. R- Morgan & Co.
Subsection H 2.���E. Rosaiig Si Co.
Seventh avenue from Fulton to a
point west of Dunsmuir street; Dent &
Williams.
LOCAL  OPTION   LEAGUE  WAITS
ON COUNCIL
Their Purpose Is to Emphasize the
Advisability of Earlier Closing.
Mayor Promises He Will Attend to
the Matter.
TRYING TO BREAK RECORD
London, Dec. 22.-According to wireless messages the Mauretania which is
endeavoring to reduce the record for
the trans-Atlantic trip is well ahead
of schedule time and is likely to accomplish her design. She should reach
Fishguard tonight.
A number of well-known citizens
filed into the City Hall during last
night's council meeting. They represented the Local Option League, and
came to bring urgently before thcMayor
and council the need for early closing of
the city bars.
Acting as spokesman for the deputation, H. F. McRae put forward their
contention that the liqour trade required
to be seriously controlled in the city.
He urged the existence of early closing
measures in many other cities, and
suggested for Prince Rupert that the
bars close at 11 p.m. on five nights and
an hour earlier on Saturday.
Mayor Stork in reply said that the
Licensing By-law would be befere the
council that night, and lhat he would
undertake that the deputation's desires
in respect lo early closing would have
due consideration in discussion of the
by-law.
Alderman Naden expressed his intention to do all ho^ould at the proper
time to further the early closing cause,
and the deputation then withdrew
thenking the Mayor and council.
London,   Dec.   21.���With   the   final
voting the general elections have come
to a close.   All the resultB are not yet
'; known, but the last three seats were
formerly held by a Liberal, a Nationalist
and an Independent Nationalist.
Standing of Parties
The standing of the parties is:
Government   Coalition.- Liberals,
270,   Laborites  43,   Nationalists  72,
Independent Nationalists 10.    Total
395.
Opposition.���Unionists 272.
Coalition majority 123.
No Changes Expected
The return of the Nationalist and the
Independent Nationalist in the constituencies yet remaining to be heard from
is considered certain and there is small
possibility of a change in Wick Burghs
in Scotland, represented in the last
parliament by a Liberal, R. Aurno. The
Liberal majority in this district in the
January election was 276, and it is considered doubtful if the Unionists can
overcome this.
A Remarkable Contest
The election has been the most remarkable in the history of British
politics and has upset the entire calculations of the Unionists, who had
seriously expected not less than twenty
seats. On the contrary the Unionists
have not only gained nothing, but are
likely in the end to suffer a net loss of
one.
IN THE ORIENT
MONGOLIAN AUTHORITIES TAKE
NO STEPS TO CHECK IT
German Consul Declares That If
Authorities Do Not Take Immediate Action Hia Government Will
Step in and Act.
(Special to the Optimisti
Hong Kong, Dec. 28.���Buconlc plague
iB now raging in Mongolia and carrying
off scores every day. Manchuria is also
reported to be plague striken. The
terrible feature about the plague is
that it is being allowed to go on unchecked. No modern method is being
applied to it, and the list of the victims
are increasing daily.
The German Consul, realizing the
peril of the situation to Europeans has
Btepped into the breach and taken
action. He has demanded (hat the
authorities take immediate action to
have a radical measure introduced to
cope with the evil. He declares that
unless immediate action is taken the
German government will take over
the control of the distrirt.
Since October the 15th no less than 543
Chinese and 30 Russians have succumbed to the ravages of the dreaded
plague.
MORE   RUSSIAN   BRUTALITY
Gendarmes   Attack  Students   With
Sabres at Odessa
(Special to the Optimist)
Odessa, Dec. 23.���As a result of a
street riot between students and gendarmes three of the former were killed
and ten more seriously injured. The
students had formed themselves into a
procession and were singing revolutionary songs on the street. They were
asked to disperse by the officers but
declined to do so whereupon the gendarmes charged into them with sabres and
executed considerable havoc in the
ranks of the students.
CHRISTMAS GIFT
FOR HOSPITAL
CITY WILL PROBABLY MAKE DONATION OF $1,000
After Conference With the Hospital
Board the Finance Committee
Agrees to Recommend Council to
Make Grant of Above Amount.
This morning thc chariman, secretary,
and some members of the General
Hospital Board met the members of
the finance committee in connection
with the proposal that the hospital funds
should be augmented by the city.
After a short discussion it was decided
to leave the matter in the hands of the
finance committee the members of whieh
remained in consultation after the
Hospital Board members had withdrawn.
Decision was come to that the committee shall recommend the city council
to donate $1,000 to the Hospital Fund.
This iB not as much as the Hospital
Board had hoped for, but as thc whole
question of the municipal ownership of
the hospital will come up early in the
coming year the finance committee fetl
that they coulc not go further with the
matter at present.
LOAN OF $66,000
Agreement With Bank of Montreal
Confirmed
A motion that the city council confirm the agrrement with the Bank of
Montreal for a loan of $66,000 was put
by Alderman Pattullo last night and
carried.
PRINCE GEORGE
OUT FOR RECORD
SAILED   OFF   WITH   PARTY   OF
HOLIDAY MAKERS
Merry Party on Board Sang to Their
Frlenda Ashore as the Vesse1! Left
the Wharf Some of the Passengers.
The I'rince George cast off her mooring
last night a few minutes after schedule
lims' and proceeded upon what is hoped
will be a record breaking journey. The
company on board though not a large
one was full of the spirit of Christmas
geniality not to be cssnlounded wilh the
liquid Bpirit of New Year and as the
boat veered from the wharf out into the
[bay the muffled strains of "We're Here
Because We're Here" were wafted to the
listeners on the Bhore on the Bhadowy#
wings of a torrential night.
Christmas is inseparably associated
with thc tender influences of home
and it is fairly evident that the majority
of those making the southward trip
were imbued with that subtle and instinctive motive. Among the passengers
were Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Newton, Mrs.
Hilditch, wife of Alderman Hilditch, and
Mr. P. W. Scott. Mrs. Newton will
remain in Vancouver for some time but
her husband will be back Boon.
Christmas greetings to the Mayor,
Aldermen and Members of the Press
were presented on the initiative of
Alderman Pattullo last night in council.
Mr. Nelson of the Journal replied on
behalf of the Press. THE   PRINCE    RUPERT    OPTIMIST.
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The Royal
Corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street
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HOTEL
THE BEST
SITUATION
THE FINEST ROOMS
THE BEST
EQUIPMENT
STEAM HEAT
HOT AND COLD
WATER BATHS
CORLEY S BURGESS
CAFE
Ow Lun<-h 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
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     j
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 1b. sack $1.25
CREAM-B. C Large _0 oz. tin 10
B. C., Large 20 ot. tins, caae  4.50
St. Charles or Jersey, 9 tins  1.00
St. Charles or Jersey, caae  5.00
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 75
Spanish Olives, 80 oz. jar  1.35
FINEST TABLE APPLES���Spitzenburgs, Wine Saps,   and
Arkinsaw Blacka  2.59
Other Varietiea, 1.75 and  2.00
Chillawhack Potatoes, per saak  1.75
JUST  RECEIVED*    Car of Ashcroft Potatoes, lb 24C
.'**
HOLIDAY   GOODS
Rogers Bros.   1847 Silverware
Wostenholm's 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 Co.Lti
THOS. DUNN, Manager
| New Rain Coat
s
from 812,00
up.
_*-_,..
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 ita   discussions
gestions and criticisms are invited by the editor.   The hope is expresaed that "The
Cosy Carner" will fili a social need.
Confectionery' Confectionery
FOR CHRISTMAS
Lowney's and Ganong's Fancy Boxes
of Chocolates for Christmas Gifts.
H. B. CAMPBELL,   IKKB_
-9C
i New Wen for Udie|
Girls and Boys     '
Z CHRISTMAS GOODS
Tab!* '
Social Notea pound turkey are required three pints
\ fine baby girl came to the home of of hot mashed potatoes seasoned with
Mr   and   Mrs.   Ed.  Clarke  yesterday finely   minced   parsley,   celery,   onion
afternoon.   Both Mrs. Clarke and  the and pepper;   one pint of sausage meat
little lassie are reported to be doing well,  seasoned with sage and two eggs
All lines  arc  row a
centres in embroidery a-d'r'ra'l ***
Fancy cushion-:, farcy M,^!? **
est designs.    Ha,d V-KSffi
Big reductions in milUr.ery. h��
ses.
$5 to $9.
Mrs. S.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Johnson left last
night on the Prince George on a visit
with friends in New Brunswick.
Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Mr. W. T.
: Robinson,   of   Musgrave   Place,   gave
birth to a little boy yesterday
: mother and child are doing well.
which
should be beaten thoroughly and mixed \
with the other ingredients.   The turkey '
may then be filled and roasted.    An j ���
attractive way of serving it to is have' p 0 B0- a,
ready large boiled onions with a shallow y, y<  HART
well in the top filled with cooked sausage, I
which may be placed around on the plat-' HOUSe   Furnishings Coinplcfc
The ter.   Just before sending to the table a I -at-
little brandy is poured over each one and I  The Big F U RN1TURE Stort
ignited, making a most festal dish.
m-sti
Distributing Christmas Gifts Walnut   Stuffing���To  one   quart   of
On Christmas, try the following way i fresh   bread  crumbs  add  one  cup  of
of   distributing   the   gifts,   given   by  English walnuts which have been cut
Katherine Gilman Gron, in the Woman's! into small pieces, one tablespoonful of
Home Companion: : salt,   and   one-quarter  teaspoonful  of
"Take   a   medium-sired   waah-tub���j pepper.    Melt two-thirds of a cup of
preferably one that has not been painted,' butter in two-thirds of a cup of hot
that the illusion may be more complete  milk   and  combine  with   the  crumbs.
j ���and  when   it   has   been  filled  with  Mix throughly and fill the turkey at
: sawdust,   paste  tightly   and  smoothly' once, allowing room for the stuffing to
| over the entire top a  piece of heavy swell
white paper large enough to reach
down an inch over the sides. This is
to represent the frosting of the cake.
On this frosting are pinned or sewed
strings of popcorn to resemble the
raised decoration usually seen on large
cakes at festive occasions. Through
little slits in the paper, stick sprigs
of holly and small colored candles, and
the representation of an ideal mammoth cake will be complete. The fun
comes in when the top of the cake is
cut to allow the children to grab for
the gifts which are found, each neatly
tied up or hidden in the sawdust which
forms the centre of the cake."
A Voice From the Call
Below we give another of the samples
of beautiful English prose from the pen
of John Carter the prison poet: "This
I call life: To live every minute of
every day, without haste, without rat;
to learn what may be learned, and to be
cheerfully ignorant of what does not
matter to me; to love all women, and
one in particular, and all men that I
care to; not to hate any man, but to be
ready to fight if I have to; to make
the most of the good things, music, art,
books, nature; and to make the least
of the bad things. To be reasonably]
honest and truthful in moderation; to I For thwe delightful little cakes is
sell my shirt for a pal, but not to get ���*,���������;<��� lwo md two-thirds cups brown
Turkish Stuffing���For this is required
one cup of rice, one dozen French
chestnuts, quarter pound currants, one-
half cup butter, two ounces of almonds,
and a quarter of a teaspoonful each
of salt paprika and ground cinnamon.
Wash the rice and cook until half done
in boiling salted water; drain and add
the other ingredients. The chestnuts,
of course, will have been cooked and cut
in small pieces, and the almonds blanched
and chopped.
Nut and Potato Stuffing for Goose���
Mix together the following: Two cups
of hot mashed potato, one teaapoonful
of onion juice, one-half cup sliced walnut meats, one-quarter teaspoonful each
of paprika and salt, four tableepoonfuls
thick cream, one tablespoonful of butter
and the yolk of two eggs. A teaspoonful
of sweet herbs may be added if desired.
Chestnut Stuffing���Boil and mash
one quart of chestnuts. Add a teaspoonful of chopped parsley, one-half
teaspoonful each of chopped onion, salt
and pepper, and one tablespoonful of
butter.   Bind with an ov..
CHRISTMAS COOKERY
Pfeffer Nuaac (Pepper Nuta)
sugar, three tableapoonfula butter, four
eggs, two and one-half cups of flour-
one and one-half teasponnB of cinnamon, one-half teaspoon  cloves, one,
into that situation more than necessary.
To be temperate, but lo eat and drink
whenever   I   choose,  independently  of
all meat boycotts, prohibition laws, and
health   culture   scheme*.     To   pursue  half teaspoon nutmeg, one-quarter tea-
an ideal without talking about it.   To j 8poon each of while -..pp., and ^l,
keep an open mind and a cool head. a!om. cup chopped almonds, one-half cup
civil  tongue  and  a  clean  collar.    To j mixedi euual parU_ citroni oran-e> and
worry all I want to. and no more;   to J |emon> chopped fine.
avoid boring and being bored, knocking
and being knocked. Not to preach and
not to revile; that is, to be neither
crook nor hypocrite, if it be granted to
crook nor hypocrite, if it be granted to
me to bc neither; to condemn no man
nor principle unheard; to keep my faith
between myself and the Almighty, or
my unbelief to myself alone.",
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The Fowl and Hia Stuffing
All the particularly delectable old-
fashioned dishes that our grandfathers
fattened on seemed to have been declared particularly indigestible. The
moist���often soggy���stuffing, made of
bread crumbs, sage and onions, which
used always to swell the sides of the
Christmas turkey is very near the top
of the list of deadly indigestibles. One
toothsome substitute which is well
liked is made of a mixture of mashed
���X P��tatoes and sausage meat.   For a ten-
Cream the butter, add beaten eggs
and sugar, then add fruit and spices
and last of all the flour. With buttered handa shape into balls the size
of a hickory nut, and bake on buttered
paper that has been laid on a tin sheet.
They should come out of the oven a
delicate brown.
City's Inscribed Stock
A petition to the Government in
reference to Inscribed Stock will be
signed by the Mayor and city clerk and
sent to the proper authorities, on the
motion of Alderman Pattullo carried at
last night's council.
Conrad  Street  and  Second  Avenue
No petitions against the Conrad
street and Second avenue proposed
plank walk improvements have been
received by the city clerk. He reported
to this effect at last night's council.
WHOLESAU
PRODUCE
FRUIT . .
FEED . . .
H. H. MORTON1
THIRD AVE.
Phone No. 1
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ATTENTION CUTS
ALL   ORDERS
COAL
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Office with Nicker
Third Art
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When tired of paying WOT i*oei*��!
for rank CoW" '-.'
NABOB BRAND
a genuine Mocha and.lavab>ni ll
unrivalled..
4Qc par lb. ___^
A CHANCE TO GO ft
TO BUSINESS CI
A    Completely    "tttmmmi ***
taurant for aale on Ea.J T**
APPLY - OPTIMIST
OLYMPIA WINTERS OUT
N.A��.m,t to^ Salve Her 1*4
Spring Return.
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Bligh Is'nnd red. '*
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will make *
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out of '"
fleet,  will
at least, on
W-lliam Sound,
Saturday night
nor  the  underwriter?
attempt   to   salve
winter, salvage MlkMJ
because 01 tin i�� *        (
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where
which visit the waters -..   -        w
lies and the severe cold ol tn
winter.
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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, $25, $30 and 185,
CLUB BAGS Made from Ihe very beat
quality of leather, in black and Ian al $5,
$10, $15, $20 and $25.
A Fine Hand Tailored Suit
of Clothes or Overcoat
Cut to the very latest designs at $15,
120, $25 and $30.
HOLIDAY NECKWEAR in fancy ���ilk,
plain poplin or knitted ���ilk al 80c to $2.
Martin O'Reilly
CLOTHIER - FURNISHER
Second Avenue      -      -     -      Prince Rupert
MEN'S FANCY SUSPENDERS
Nicely boxed in single pairs nr put up in ciiinliination seta
of Suspenders, Horn- Supporters ami tilMVO llsslders at
$1,00. $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50.
A
Dressing
Gown or
Smoking
Jacket
iss always very appropriate     as    a
Christmas, Gift at
$7.50, $12 and $15.    DRESSING GOWN.
Corded and Bound
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The Royal
Corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street
HOTEL
THE BEST
SITUATION
THE FIN-
EST ROOMS
THE BEST
EQUIPMENT
STEAM HEAT
HOT AND COLD
WATER BATHS
CORLEY & BURGESS
CAFE
Our Lunch 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
QUICK  LUNCH        MODERN PRICE3
If you try the Royal
you  will  go   again.
Proprietors
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 1b. sack $1.25
cream-B. C. Large 20 oz. tin 10
B. C. Large 20 or. tins, case  4.50
St. Charles or Jersey, 9 tins  1.00
St. Charles or Jersey, caae  5.00
St. Charles or Jeraey, hotel size  4.75
Wethey's Mince Meat, per package 10
Davie* Pork and Beans, 2 lb. tin 10
Mixed Peel cut in drums 20
Spanish Olives, 40 oz. jar 75
Spanish Olives, 80 oz. jar  1.35
finest table apples���Spitzenburgs, Wine Sapa,   and
Arkinsaw Blacks  2.M
Other Varieties, 1.75 and  ��00
Chillawhack Potatoes, per saok  1.75
JUST   RECEIVED,    Car of Ashcroft Potatoes, lb Z4C
HOLIDAY   GOODS
Rogers Bros.   1847 Silverware
Wostenholm's 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.
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THOS. DUNN. Manager
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FOR CHRISTMAS
Lowney's and Ganong's Fancy Boxes
of Chocolates for Christmas Gifts.
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= THE COSY CORNER =
j     DEVOTED   PRINCIPALLY   TO  THE INTERESTS   OF  WOMEN
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Thia 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 tho 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 Cerner" will fill a social need.
Social Notea
A fine baby girl came to the home of j
Mr.  and   Mrs.   Ed.   Clarke  yesterday
afternoon.   Both Mrs. Clarke and the]
little lassie are reported to be doing well.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Johnson left last
I night on the Prince George on a visit
1 with friends in New Brunswick.
Mrs. Robinson, the wife of Mr. W. T.
Robinson, of Musgrave Place, gave
birth to a little boy yesterday. The
mother and child are doing well.
Diatribu ting Christmaa Gifts
On Christmaa, try the following way
of distributing the gifts, given by
Katherine Gilman Gron, in the Woman's
Home Companion:
"Take a medium-sized wash-tul)���
preferably one that has not been painted,
that the illusion may be more complete
���and when it has been filled with
sawdust, paste tightly and smoothly
over the entire top a piece of heavy
white paper large enough to reach
down an inch over the sides. This is
to represent the frosting of the cake.
On this frosting are pinned or sewed
strings of popcorn to resemble the
raised decoration usually seen on large
cakes at festive occasions. Through
little slits in the paper, stick sprigs
of holly and small colored candles, and
the representation of an ideal mammoth cake will be complete. The fun
comes in when the top of the cake ia
cut to allow the children to grab for
the gifts which are found, each neatly
tied up or hidden in the sawdust which
forms the centre of the cake."
Confectionery   Confectionery
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A Voice From tha Call
Below we give another of the samples
of beautiful English prose from the pen
of John Carter the prison poet: "This
I call life: To live every minute of
every day, without haste, without rest;
to team what may be learned, and to be
cheerfully ignorant of what does not
matter to me; to love all women, and
one in particular, and all men that I
care to; not to hate any man, but to be
ready to fight if I have to; to make
the most of the good things, music, art,
books, nature; and to make the least
of the bad things. To be reasonably
honest and truthful in moderation; to
���ell my shirt for a pal, but not to get
into that situation more than necessary.
To be temperate, but to eat and drink
whenever I choose, independently of
all meat boycotts, prohibition laws, and
health culture schemes. To pursue
an ideal without talking about it. To
keep an open mind and a cool head, a
civil tongue and a clean collar. To
worry all 1 want to, and no more; to
avoid boring and being bored, knocking
and being knocked. Not to preach and
not to revile; that is, to be neither
crook nor hypocrite, if it be granted to
crook nor hypocrite, if it be granted to
ine to bc neither; to condemn no man
nor principle unheard; to keep my faith
between myself and the Almighty, or
my unbelief to myself alone.".
The Fowl and His Stuffing
All the particularly delectable old-
fashioned dishes that our grandfathers
fattened on seemed to have been declared particularly indigestible. The
moist���often soggy���stuffing, made of
bread crumbs, sage and onions, which
used always to swell the sides of the
Christmas turkey is very near the top
of the list of deadly indigestibles. One
toothsome substitute which is well
liked is made of a mixture of mashed
,X potatoes and sausage meat.   For a ten-
pound turkey are required three pints
of hot mashed potatoes seasoned with
finely minced parsley, celery, onion
and pepper; one pint of sausage meat
seasoned with sage and two eggs, which
should be beaten thoroughly and mixed
with the other ingredients. The turkey
may then be filled and roasted. An
attractive way of serving it to is have
ready large boiled onions with a shallow-
well in the top filled with cooked sausage,
which may be placed around on the platter. Just before sending to the table a
little brandy is poured over each one and
ignited, making a most festal dish.
Walnut Stuffing���To one quart of
fresh bread crumbs add one cup of
English walnuts which have been cut
into small pieces, one tablespoonful of
salt, and one-quarter teaspoonful of
pepper. Melt two-thirds of a cup of
butter in two-thirds of a cup of hot
milk and combine with the crumbs.
Mix throughly and fill the turkey at
once, allowing room for the stuffing to
swell.
Turkish Stuffing���For this is required
one cup of rice, one dozen French
chestnuts, quarter pound currants, one-
half cup butter, two ounces of almonds,
and a quarter of a teaspoonful each
of salt paprika and ground cinnamon.
Wash the rice and cook until half done
in boiling salted water; drain and add
the other ingredients. The chestnuts,
of course, will have been cooked and cut
in small pieces, and the almonds blanched
and chopped.
Nut and Potato Stuffing for Goose���
Mix together the following: Two cups
of hot mashed potato, one teaspoonful
of onion juice, one-half cup sliced walnut meats, one-quarter teaspoonful each
of paprika and salt, four tableepoonfuls
thick cream, one tablespoonful of butter
and the yolk of two eggs. A teaspoonful
of sweet herbs may be added if desired.
Chestnut Stuffing���Boil and mash
one quart of chestnuts. Add a teaspoonful of chopped parsley, one-half
teaspoonful each of chopped onion, salt
and pepper, and one tablespoonful of
butter.  Bind with an egg.
New Rain Coats
from $12.00 up.
New Sweaters for Ladies,
Girls and Boys
CHRISTMAS GOODS
All lines are now complete TaM.
centres ta embroidery and drawn ii*
Fancy cushions fancy belts in the*���*'
est designs. Hand embroidered b0���
$58to$^'g 'nSinmilliner>'- HVtt
Mrs. S. Frizzel
CHRISTMAS COOKERY
Pfeffer Nunc (Pepper Nuta)
For these delightful little cake* is
required two and two-thirds cups brown
sugar, three tablespoonfula butter, four
eggs, two and one-half cups of flour-
one and one-half teasponns of cinnamon, one-half teaspoon cloves, one,
half teaspoon nutmeg, one-quarter teaspoon each of white pepper and salt,
one cup chopped almonds, one-half cup
mixed, equal parts, citron, orange, and
lemon, chopped fine.
Cream the butter, add beaten eggs
and sugar, then add fruit and spices
and last of all the flour. With buttered hands shape into balls the size
of a hickory nut, and bake on buttered
paper that haa been laid on a tin sheet.
They should come out of the oven a
delicate brown.
City's Inscribed Stock
A petition to the Government in
reference to Inscribed Stock will be
signed by the Mayor and city clerk and
sent to the proper authorities, on the
motion of Alderman Pattullo carried at
last night's council.
Conrad Street and  Second  Avenue
No petitions against the Conrad
street and Second avenue proposed
plank walk improvements have been
received by the city clerk. He reported
to this effect at last night's council.
P. O. BOX 23s)
PHONE a
F. W. HART
House Furnishings Complete
-AT-
TheBir; FURNITURE Mm
WHOLESALE
PRODUCE
FRUIT . .
FEED . . .
H. H. MORTON
THIRD AVE.
Phone No. 1
The Pacific Transfer Co.
PROMPT   ATTENTION   GIVEN
TO   ALL   ORDERS
COAL
PHONK   IN   YOUR    ORDERS   FOR   C0_
Office with Nickerson & Roerig
Third Avenue
L. F. MARTIN
S. E. PARK-!
When tired of paying your good m��xj
for rank Coffees try
NABOB BRAND
a genuine Mocha and Java blend, lis
unrivalled.
40c par lb.
At all t-oc_��
A CHANCE TO GO I
TO BUSINESS CHEAP
A  Completely   Fumi.h'd R��-
tauranl for aala on Eaiy Tan*.
APPLY - OPTIMIST
OLYMPIA WINTERS OUT
NoAttennttosTlveHertntiMh'
Sprint Return*
Seattle Dec. 21.-The st �����<��*���*^
mpia, of fe Alaska Stcan*h,|. .���on.naj
fleet, will lie tho rest tA -he �������
���t least, on Hligh Island wi,JWg
W-lliam Sound, where lh. ����� ��g"J
Saturday night. Neither th. ��WjJ
nor the underwriter, will make
attempt to salve the steamerig
winter, salvage aork being ou <J
question because of the frequent^
lies Bnd the severe cold of tne
winter.
Find it in The Optimist A* -     .'AslBsBW-MliiMM^^ ������'
THE   PRINCE   RUPERT    OPTIMIST
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Christmas Gifts for
MEN
 A tew 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, $25, $30 and 186.
CLUB BAGS Made from the very best
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.
HOUDAY NECKWEAR in fancy silk,
plain poplin or knitted silk at 50c to $2.
Martin O'Reilly
CLOTHIER - FURNISHER
SecoadAveaue      -      -     -      ?'*���� R*-Perl
MEN'S FANCY SUSPENDERS
Nicely Isoxed in single pairs or put up in crsinhinalion seta
of Suspenders, Hoss' Supporters and Sleeve Holders at
$1,00, ,-*!..Ml. $2.00 and $2.f>0.
A
Dressing
Gown or
Smoking
Jacket
is always very appropriate     as    a
Christmas, Gift at
$7.50, $12 and $16.    DRESSING-GOWN.
Corded and Bound.
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The Prince Rupert Optimist
DAILY AND WEEKLY
THE OPTIMIST is the leading newspaper of Northern British Columbia.   It
has grown up with the city.
Reading Notices and Legal Advertising are 10c per line.
ADVERTISING RATES are one price to all-25c per inch each issue for display
matter. This rale applies to all advertising without distinction of quantity
or 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 peryear; Weekly,
$2.50 per year, strictly in advance.
Daily Edition.
Friday, Dec. 2S
A MUDDLE-HEADED ECONOMIST
The plight of our contemporary in regard to its lack of understanding of
municipal economics is similar to that of tho ostrich which when hunted hides its
head in the sand, in the sincere belief that because it cannot see the hunter, the
hunter cannot see it. The poor old Empire has concluded that because it cannot
see how it is cheaper to borrow $300,000 at 6 per cent than $1,000,000 at 4 1-2
per cent that no one else can see it.   It is the failing of dull minds the world over.
Had it only waited twenty-four hours before proclaiming its ignorance, it
might have been spared its self exposure. As it is, our yesterday's article explaining
what the Empire confesses it cannot understand, did not appear quite soon enough
to save our contemporary.
Our contemporary ia paying now for its past misdeeds. Its mind so long
devoted to the task of blind abuse has become incapable of thinking clearly about
anything. However, a confession of ignorance is the starting poinl of knowledge,
and the New Year may bring peace and sanity.
In the meantime, it would do well to avoid talking about economics until it
sees lhe light.   Its suggestion of peddling off portions of a debenture issue as needed,
is amusing in tho extreme.   What consternation it would cause on the bourses of
Paris, Berlin, and London each Friday night when the news would come flashing l
through the cable:
"Rush week-end sale debentures. Stuck for money. McMordie nearly
through on Second Ave. bluff. Men on Seventh Ave. plankway threaten
to quit.   Must have $7,517.1*3 by noon tomorrow."
The Empire has made Prince Rupert ridiculous enough in the eyes of the
world without monkeying with its financial problems.
Condensed Advertisements.
ARE YOU IN NEED OF HELP?   Do you waat
to buy, or sell, or hire, or loan 7   Try The
Optimiat Condensed Ad. route.
A  Flat of three or four rooms to let.      Apply to P. W. Scott, cor. arsl Ave and Fulton.
193-197
CONTRACTORS-See us for Employer's Liability Insurance.   We can arrnnsje your bond.
Thr Mns-k Realty and Insurance Company. 164-lm
FOR SALE-A Rood liberal lease on  lot  and
building, suitably siituated for store or restaurant.   Address City P. O. Box HO. 191-tf
FIRE-Don't wait till It comes. Insure your
house, stock nisd furniture. Doll today. See
us for rates. The Muck Realty and Insurance
Company. lsssl-lm
FOUND-On Third Ave., Monday aftcrnsson. a
bunch of keys.   Enqaire at Optimist Office.
168-tf
T"-OR RENT-We have the store or office you
-t want. Sis' our list of furnished and unf urn-
i- Is, .1 houses. The Mack Realty and Insurance
Csstispany. 164-lm
ANTED   First claaa night Chef.    Must be
'-there" on short orders.   Exchange Grill.
191-tf
WANTED   Suits to claan and press. 11.00 each.
Room 1.1 Westenhaver Block. 2nd Ave. and
sith Street. 144-lm
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ANTEH   First class waitress.   Apply Box S
Optimist. 173-tf
Janitor Wanted
The Public School Board will receive applications for the position of Janitor for the new
school. Salary $75 par month; duties to commence
January 1st. Applications must be in by Saturday noon, Dec. 24th.
C. H. SAWLE.
1U9-196 Secretary
AMUR  CRIPPLED
Reaches  Prince  Rupert  After  Two
Mishaps
The C. P. R. boat Amur, which met
with a couple of accidents while on her
way from Vancouver to Prince Rupert
reached this port early this forenoon.
There were no passengers on board, all
of them having been transferred to the
Princess Beatrice when the first mishap
overtook the Amur and necessitated
her being hold up at Vancouver for
repairs.
After the first accident, a broken rod,
she steamed out of Vancouver but was
not destined to make the trip even
then for after getting clear of the Capilano
water main something went wrong
with her engines and she had to limp
back to Vancouver with but ono engine
working. Those who were destined
for Quoen Charlotte had to wai in
Vancouver until the vessel was repaired
and ready for the journey. Captain
Locke brought her in this morning and
reported that she had made a good
showing on the way up after her two
mishaps.
The Bruno reached Prince Rupert
last night with a mixed cargo from the
Islands.   She left again in the afternoon.
HAD A CHRISTMAS TREE~
Merry Time at the Bapti,tCh
Last Night "
"Merry
There   was   ���      v|,....    	
crowda,theBa,,ti,t,hllrchlas���^
when the Bible School JSmSI
first   Christmas   tree     An        helr
WPP" was provided by the BihS?*!
forthetjiildrenansl,,,,,^;:^
tho tables were cleared n* ��
games  were enjoyed  bv afclM.      ��
"dulls   alike.     _��   \Y   HM_,,__
delighted the audi,-,,,,. uithVrl^
from Ben H���r entitled "The L_l!
the Shepherds." "8ekand
A commotion tvai heard outside ���
the building and in a moment 8u_
( laus bounded into lhe room    After
a  hearty  greeting to the children he
presented gifts to each of the children
j and treated everyone in the room, No
| admission   was  charged  and all �����-,,
' came were made welcome.
Tho officers and teachen ol the Bible
School take this opportunity ol thanking
the friends who assisted them in making
their first Christmas at the church such
a grand success.
ADVERTISE IN THE
OPTIMIST
THE VANCOUVER HOLD-UP
That thrilling story from Vancouver, told in detail on another page.of how a
restaurant keeper in that city was held up at tho point of a revolver should bo
thoruoghly investigated by the Vancouver police. It may not be the piece of
thuggism the despatches claim it to be. Many a peace-loving citizen of Prince
Rupert who has had a meal in a Vancouver restaurant has felt just like that.
Instead of a thug, the gentleman with the shooting-iron may have been merely
a public-spirited citizen.
That the man was not unduly vindicitive is seen by his act in merely emptying
the till. He might have insisted on the unhappy restaurant proprietor eating
one of his own meals. Such a plan is adopted by the Imperial cooks in China, the
theory probably being that if tho cook does not drop down dead the owner of the
Imperial atomach may safely take a chance.
Perhaps the man had himself been the victim of a hold-up in a Vancouver
restaurant, and decided to exact a poetic revenge upon the first culinery catere
he came across. That is supposed to be the reason why so many hold-ups by
masked bandits take place on the western railroads. The bandits were originally
honest men who came from the East with the intention of settling down to lives
of toil. Rut after paying a visit to the dining car they decided to go into thc hold-up
business themselves. The reason that they mask their faces is that they may
not be itlentilied by the waiters in the dining cars.
The Vancouver hold-up may be just the vulgar act of a common criminal;
on the other hand it may be the act of a modern John Hampden heralding the dawn
of a new day for those unhappy men who have to subsist on restaurant meals.
Heretofore the restaurant dyspeptic has always revenged himself on his wife, his
family or his employees.   Maybe now he will deal out justice in the matter.
The Vancouver police should sift this matter to the bottom and produce the
gentleman with the gun. Either penal servitude for life or a statue in bronze
should be his portion.
WORD "FOREIGN"
IS NOT ALLOWED
CITY COUNCIL CANNOT ADMIT
IT IN PETITION
Not in Accordance With the Spirit of
the Dominion���Petition Against
Hotel on Fourth Avenue Must Be
Re-worded.
Owing to thc unfortunate use of the
word "foreigner" in the petition by the
Fourth avenue residents against the
erection of a boarding house on Fourth
avenue near Grant place, the petition
has boon referred back to the petitioners,
but meanwhile the building permit for
the proposed structure is withheld.
It was felt by tho streets committee
who considered the matter that they
could hardly recommend tho council
to act upon this petition in a manner
distinct from tho usage of the Dominion
itself in regard to the freedom as citizens
allowed to all nationalities.
While the committee's report stated
that the district was a beautiful residential   one   and   rendered   still   more
so by the fine residencea erected there
already, it was felt by the whole council
that to forbid the erection of a "boarding
house" there might affect this district
at a future date when in all probability
it may be the high class boarding house
district of the city.
Regarding the use of the word "foreigner" in the objectionable sense, there
was even some hint of international
complications. In any case the council
while desirous of preservirg lhe amenity
of the residential districts is unwilling
to make the term "foreign" one of
opprobrium, although the grounds for
the petition in question are thoroughly
understood by every member of the
council.
K. of P. Dance Club
In spite of the snow and rain a large
attendance turned out for the Christmas
tree and dance at tho K. of P. hall on
Thursday night. The presents were all
made by Mr. W. C. Leche whose talent
was much admired. Mr. W. M. Brown
favored the company with a song
"Queen of the Earth." For next Thursday German music and festivities arc
promised.
I am going to give every lady that calls at
the store, between the hours of One and Six
o'clock, Saturday, December 24th, a Sterling
Silver Thimble. You are not expected to buy
an article,  but simply make a call.
TO BUYERS
Please buy as early as you possibly can tomorrow as late in the day we cannot serve you as
well when we have a crowded store.
C.    B.    WARK        the Leading Jeweler    �� H��BIIII|WHIWitin,|�� II'
THE   PRIN'CK  RUPERT   OPTIMIST
C. il ORME
ORDERED SCOW
TO BE REMOVED
THE PIONEER DRUGGIST
Xmas is Here. Have You Bought Your Presents jj
A FEW SUGGESTIONS: 1
Ebony Backed Hair Brushes       Toilet Articles, Large Assortment jfl
Ebony Backed Mirrors Triple Plate Mirrors B
Shaving Mirrors 11
Perfumes Soaps Toilet Waters Perfume Atomizers f��l
McCONKEY'S CHOCOLATES I
1 3 DAYS MORE 1
| AND THEN CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE u
| A Splendid Assortment of Goods to Select From ||
II niAMONn   AND   PEARL  SET   NECKLACES AND  BRACELETS H
DIAMOND AND  PEARL SET  NECKLACES AND  BRACELETS
GOLD WATCHES,  PLAIN,  ENGRAVED  AND  DIAMOND SET
STERLING SILVER AND EBONY TOILET SETS
A GREAT VARIETY OF DEPOS-ART WARE
FINE CUT GLASS AND STERLING SILVER NOVELTIES
LEATHER GOODS IN THE LATEST PATTERNS AND COLORS
R.W.CAMERON&CO.
HARBOR-MASTERS AUTHORITY
QUESTIONED BY MERCHANT
Capt. Allcock Convinced Mr. C. Peck
That the Law Was on His Side-
Threatened With Fine of $50 in
Default.
Mr. C. Peek and Captain Allcock, the
harbor-master, do not exactly see eye
to eye in matters relating to the conduct
of the wharf. The worthy captain
would sei'Hi to have the government on
his side however and that certainly is
an asset not to be lightly disregarded,
The trouble arose in this way.   Before
I'rince  Kupert  developed  the shipping
whieh necessitated the installation of a
properly authorized harbor-master the
numerous scows having trade relation*
with  the   port   were  in   the   habit  of
tying up at the most convenient places,
and as there was little chance of them
being in the way no one objected.
Scows in the Way
The  recent   march  of   industry   has
altered  all  this  however.    On several
occasions lately  the scows  have interfered with the berthing of the larger
boats coining from the north and south
with freight and passengers.    In order
! to obviate any difficulty and at the same
j time to settle all disputes that  might
j arise upon this point the harbor regulations had a clause ingraftesl conferring
the arbitary power of ordering the scows
to be removed within a certain space of
time.
Explanations Follow
: It was the exercise ot this power that
brought Mr. Peck into the harbor-
I master's office this morning with a
! complaint against petty persecution.
I Prior to this appearance he and the
i Captain had held intercourse over the
telephone when thc latter intimated
that if the said scow ot the former was
not removed from its present mooring
within an hour, the time specified by
law, he would have him fined $50. Accordingly Mr. Peck visited the Captain's
den down at the waterfront and demanded an explanation. Perfectly willing to comply the Captain took down
the harbor regulations from the wall
and quoted the paragraph investing
himself with the necessary power and
Intimating the extent of the fine. The
regulations were so specific that there
could be no gainsaying them so Mr.
Peck went off to have his scow removed.
Source of Trouble
Captain Allcock who has only been
stationed here for two months says
that a great deal of trouble has been
occasioned the larger vessels through
scows being berthed right on the front
of the wharf. It somestimes happens
that a boat has to make a couple of
complete circles before she can effect a
landing on account of these small craft;
and of course all that unnecessary
cruising means a serious loss to the
vessels.
=_���_= LAND PURCHASE NOTICE
Skrens Und Distrirt-Distrirt ssl Cssst
Tsks* iintir.- thst Esiwsrd Thorns, of Vsincousrer.
H. C, oecupstion timber msn. intensl. tn spply
lor permississn lo purchase tho lollowing described
Isnds-
('ommenrsni st s post plantssl on the wssst ��� il	
ul Uksslsc l.-sk'- slsout fill rhsinss in s north-easterly
direction Irom the nulls-t st ths* laks- 11_ Kelae
Itlvers tiscnee north 2o cbns, thenrr ws-st to rhsins.
thencs* south 20 chsins Iss ths tsskr shors-, ttss-nre
fssllowintt ths- Iskss shsire lo point ssl comtm-tics-ment.
i isis:.us- HO errs- morr or Issss.
Cnted Nov. 7, 1910. HOWARD THOMAS
I'uh. Dec. 10
Skesns Und  District-District nl  llsnks Islsnd
Tske notice  thst  Tesslo   Rohrini  ol Seattle,
Wssh., oecupstion stenographer, Intensis to spply
ir permission to purchssse the lollowini dsseribed
Isnsls:
~������������   (ur permiasion to purchsse r Is.- lollowini s
THE JEWELERS
6th St. and 2nd Ave. fg
Commencini st s post islented sbout two mils-
south Irom End Hill, llsnks Islsnd. thence east 80
ehsins, thenes north HO chsins, thenee wsst HO
chsins, thence south 80 chsins Us point ol commencement. ._ _���..���..._
Dsled Sept. 9, 1910. TESS1K ROHRINO
Pub. Oct. 11. Bs L.. Tlniley, Aient
Skeens  Und   District-District ol   llsnks  Islsnd
Tske notiee thst Mills Mill's ssl Vsnessuver, H. C.
oecupstion spinster, Intensis to spply Isir permission
to purchSM- lhe Iniowng describes! lsnds:
Commencini st s post plsntesl sbout two miles
south Irom End Hill, llsnks Islsnd, thenee smist HO
ehsins, thenee south 80 chains, thence west 80
ehslns, thenee north HO chsins to point ol cotn-
pSStot. 9. 1910. 1.I1.I.IE I.OLLIS
Pub. Oct. 11 U. U Tins-ley, Agent 1HEPRIN-E    RUPERT    OPTIMIST
ss. Prince
Sails for
Vancouver
Victoria
IAND
Seattle
Thursdays, at 8.30 p.m.
as. BRUNO for Stewart Wednesdays,
after arrival of Prince George. For
Port Simpson, Naas, Masset ana 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 System
aonnecting with trains from the Paoific
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 men-
tioned. Trans-Atlantic bookings by all
lines arranged.
A. E. McMASTER
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER AGENT
Canadian Pacific RaOway
ss. Princess Beatrice
Leaves Prince  Rupert for Vancouver
Dec. 20, Jan. 3, 14 and 28.
Leaves Vancouver for Prince Rupert
Deeei.sber 1: and 27, Jan. 7 and 21.
Special long vestibule trains leave
Vancouver every day at ��.t a.m. and 3.45
p.m. for all pointa east.
J. G. McNab
General Agenl
Rupert Marine Iron Works
-AND-
Supply Company, Limited
HAYS CREEK
P. O. BOX 515    ���    PRINCE RUPERT
Miss   Henny   Wennersten
Swedish   Sps-cs.lul
Electrical, Facial and Scalp Treatment.
Scientific Maassags. treatment for rheumatism, nervousness and poor circulation.
Manicuring-, also chiropody work.   ���:-   >:���
Room. No. 4,   Exchange Block
F. W. HART
UNDERTAKER A EMBALMER
srrocx co_m.ktk
THE IROQUOIS
POOL
English and American Billiards
Eight Tablea SECOND Ave.
SNAPS
LOTS
BLOCK      8EC.
PRICE
23 and 24 5
7 16
3          4 13
7, 8, 9, 10 36
1         2 51
6 $3,600 pair
6 2,300
1 12,500  pair
7 1,760  pair
8 s5s50   pair
We have  others   on   our  lists,
but  these  are  the   most
attractive today.
G.R. NADEN COMPANY
Limited.
Second Ays*., Prince Rupert, B.C.
G0TCH COMING
BACK TO RING
OFFERED $30 000 FOR A TWELVE
WEEKS' TOUR
Former Manager of Wrestling Champion Says He Will Sign Contract
Soon Which Will Bring Him Back
to Active Service.
What is regarded as confirmation that
Frank Gotch is really considering returning to active life on the wrestling mat is
contained in a letter written by Emil
Klank, former manager of the Iowan,
who is in New York.   The letter reads:
"Within the next few days Frank
Gotch probably will sign a contract which
will put him back in the wrestling game
temporarily at least. Frank has been
offered $30,000 for a twelve weeks' tour.
According to the proposition offered he
would be asked to meet all comers, but
there will be a clause in the contract that
will allow him to use his own judgment
about selecting opponents. Of course, he
would not meet either Mahmout or
Hackenschmidt while on the road. However, if the signs he contract which will
be offered him shortly, I believe that he
will be back in the game for good.
LOUISE WRECKED
ALL HANDS LOST
VESSEL PICKED UP NEAR PRINCE
OF WALES CAPE
From the Dismantled Condition in
Which She Waa Found It la Surmised That She Was Caught in An
Ice Pack.
Nome, Dec. 21.���Crushed and splintered wreckage of the trading schooner
Louise has been found near Cape Prince
of Wales. This leads to the belief that
Capt. Owens, Engineer Laborde and
two passengers, John Kelly and Fred
Ran have perished in Bering Sea. The
condition of the wreckage indicate*
that the Louise was caught in the ice
and broken up.
The Louise was a gasoline schooner
of eight tons gross register. She was
built in Nome eight years ago and was
constructed especially for battle with
ice floes.
The schooner sailed from Nome on
a trading voyage two months ago and
nothing has been seen or heard of those
on board her since.
NEW RAILROAD PROBLEM
Latest   Decision   of   Railway   Commission Affects C.  N. R.
Construction of a railroad begun
before the Railway Commission has been
approached to approve of the line's
location will lead to the railroad's being
condemned. This is the latest dictum of
the board.
It happens that work on the Canadian
Northern's proposed line between Stewart wyn and Rocky Mountain House had
been put in hands previous to the
company's approaching the commission
for approval of this railway's location.
Now the C. N. R. company have withdrawn their application for approval,
and very probably the company will
appeal to the Alberta Legislature to
settle the matter.
Considerable interest has been aroused
in railroad circles, by this decision of
the commission's, and further developments in thc direction of the C. N. R.
company's proceedings are looked tor.
READ THE OPTIMIST AND
THE ADS WELL
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
FISHING TO BE
REVOLUTIONIZED
BY THE INTRODUCTION OF GASOLINE ENGINES
Canning Companies on Skeena River
Have Leased Townsite to Construct
Gasoline Storage Warehouse���Engines Will Facilitate Industry.
AMERICAN GIRLS
ENTER POLITICS
ACQUIRED THE RIGHT TO VOTE
IN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
As a result of steps taken by two or
three of the northern canning companies
to secure gasoline boats and supply
free gasoline to the fishermen, it is
expected that the whole salmon-fishing
business on the Skeena River will be
revolutionized by the displacement of
the sailing boats and the installation of
the gasoline type.
The latter style of fishing boat is
very largely used on the Fraser River
and in the Gulf of Georgia at the present
time and its adoption in the north has
all along been regarded as only a matter
of time. On account of the fact that
the drifts and the tides can be watched
so much more closely when the fishermen
are out in gasoline propelled boats and
do not have to wait for favorable winds
or take the oars, naturally the men did
not want to stay with the old style of
boats.
Last year, it is stated, two companies offered free gasoline as an incentive to the fishermen and as a result
secured the services of all they wanted
while the less fortunate canneries on
occasions could not secure enough
fishermen to man the boats allotted
them under the government scaling.
TO ALTER THE GRADES
Second  and  Third   Avenue  Owners
Petition Council
Petitions for the revision of the grades
on Second and Third avenues, are in
the hands of the council and were
referred to the streets committee last
night. Waivers of claims for compensation on account of alteration of
grade have been given by nearly all
of the proper'y owners on the portions
of the avenues proposed to be altered,
viz., between McBride and Third streets.
It was agreed at last night's council
that this matter should go to the city
engineer with instructions that he set
about preparing the necessary data in
form for presentation to thc Lieutenant-
Governor with the request for permission to alter the grade.
The alteration will give some more
much needed fill for excavated material.
ANOTHER GOLD FIND
Located by Officials of the C. P. R.
Steamer Princess Adelaide
Victoria, Dec. 21.���Officers of the
new steamer Princess Adelaide which
has just arrived from Glasgow to enter
the Victoria-Vancouver service of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, are elated
over the discovery of free milling gold
ledges at Tuesday Bay, in the Straits
of Magellan, whfre they landed when
the steamer anchored in the bay, weatherbound. On the beach they found an
abandoned Indian hut, and on climbing
a mountain about 600 feet, a large
lake was found between peaks, and running almost parallel to the lake was a
large vein of gold quartz.
Samples were brought for assay,
and the officers are laying plans to get
back to the goldfields.
Sewer Pipe for Fraser Street
Sewer pipes necessary for construction
of a culvert on Fraser street has been
recommended for purchase by the city
engineer and the city council considered
the matter last night and referred it to
the finance committee.
INSERT YOUR LAND PURCHASE
NOTICES IN THE
OPTIMIST
College Women Have Banded Together to Organise Political Clubs.
Think They Must or State Will Be
Ruined.
Seattle, Dec. 21.���Taking advantage of
their newly acquired right to the ballot, co-eds of the University of Washington are planning to enter largely
into the political life of the state. It
was learned today that a number of
the college women have banded together with the view of organizing
political clubs.
"We believe that the younger women
should take the lead among the women
voters," said one of the leading co-eds
today. We propose to vote as often as
we can, and will attempt to employ our
franchise wisely. The idea that a young
woman will vote for a man simply
because he is good-looking is absurd. A
woman really can 'size up' a man much
sooner than another man can do it."
The women of the university take the
stand that they must be active in politics
or their voice in the affairs of the state
and nation will be ignored.
FLYING  IN  FOG
English Aviator Crosses Channel by
Means of Compass
London, Dec. 23.���(Special)���Mr. Cecil Grace made a new record flight
across the. channel this morning. On
safely reaching the French side he
endeavoured to proceed from Calais
to Paris but failed. His wonderful
flight was made in a dense fog, the
daring aviator steering himself by means
of a compass.
AERIAL SQUAD
FOR BRITAIN
FLEET OF TWELVE TO BE 0PER
ATED NEXT YEAR
Object I. to Discus, the Ba.tTyp.sJ
Flying Machine for Purpose, 0(W|t
-Six Airship, and  Si, A.ropl.������
Are Ordered.
London Dec. 20.-ArrangerneMStte
being made by the government for Z
formation of the lirst actual air flw
and it will be put in commission duriw
1911. The fleet is to consist in Z
first instance of six airships and *
aeroplanes, and then practically ��,
resent a "battle squadron" and ,
"cruiser squadron.''
The airship squadron is intended lor
the more serious strategical work of
defence in iwonnaimnce, and lor undertaking long journeya, The ae-opln*
squadron is for the shorter tactical
scouting work. The former, minus the
naval craft, is to be headquartered it
South Farnborough. in Hampshire, ud
the latter at Durringion, in Wiluhir,.
It should be remembered that ii
these aerial vessels are lor exrerioai
in determining the social types kts
which to build. Nn definite policy �����;*
be laid down as tn design, and far
years to come the fleet must be an0.
perimental one. Ths- best type of airship is still a matter of doubt. TU
British-made Beta informed ai i_
army manoeuvres so much better tba
any airship employed at continental exercises that considerable faith is platd
in the type, but the arrival ol them
French ships has been hs-artily welcoced
as affording fresh ground for lat
development and comparison.
Hentcman Pianos and all the latest
and most popular music at Wark's
Jewelry Store.
-_=_E.   EBY   & Ca=
REAL   ESTATE
Kitsumkalum Land For Salt
KITSUs-KAtA'M        - ���       B C
SEE US FOR CHRISTMAS TREES
PONY EXPRESS
PHONE 170 Red
Sacrificed Prices
Until Xmas
25 per cent, off on all the following goods
Ladies Silk Scarfs  _!'7_to!KI
Ladies Silk Shawls $l.5" ��.<��������*
2000 yards of silk, all colors and qualitie , from *���*��� <" * *"
1000 yards Pongee silk  ?fe_!frS
Silk Kimonaa, long and half lengti *' ���'-" ���"iJ*\,
Silk Handkerchiefs of all  kinds,   -oecial  line as  Prince Kupert souvenir, all price*  from 50c to $3.00
Battenburg Table  Linen,   Centre Pieces,  Cushion Top*, all Pnc"
from 26c to $5.00 ..���,,
Ladies' Sweater Coats and Jackets  <W-W ,0*BW
You are invited to call and see our stock. These good" are all
new. We have just got them unpacked. It will be a pleasure w
show them to you.
The above prices are FOR ONE WEEK ONLY
JABOUR BROS.
Third Ave.
Between Seventh and Eighth
JULIUS LEVY
lobber of High-grade Havana Cigars
Tobaccos Wholesale and Retail .>^wv.*,awM*i3i^^ .
the prince rupert  optimist
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
F. B. Deacon
Open Evenings       Alder Block       SIXTH ST.
| CHIPS FROM THE
HUMORISTS;
Insistent Salesman���And another great
feature of our typewriter is the two-color
ribbon. You can't be up-to-date nowadays without that long fell want.
Business Man Great Caesar! Young
man, do I look as if I wanted to inject
yellow journalism into my correspondence.
Professional Cards
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
OPEN    FOR    BUSINESS
PALACE  OF SWEETS
PHONE 274 THIRD AVE.
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.
I^SS '^n��is.ss.,si.iii.,s.ii^si.ii.ii��s.s-n��si..>s^,,s>is.��ss^,s*sis��ii^s'��ii��.,^
Apples 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-ana
those were tempting enough. Choice, juicy, finely flavored
apples are grown only in certain places where the climate is
right,  where  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 67 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   (.rapes
Prompt delivery is our specialty. Phone us if you want it quick
Ideal Provision House
We Deliver Promptly PH0NE 190
Bachelor (to intimate friend)���What
would you say if I should���er���tell you
that���er���I am going to���er���marry a
sweet little widow with six children?
Friend���I should say you were putting
on heirs.
Sapleigh���Would you���er���advise me
to���er���marry a beautiful girl or a
sensible girl?
Hammersly���I'm afraid you'll never
be able to marry either, old man.
Sapleigh���Why not?
Hammersley���Well, a beautiful girl
could do better and a sensible girl
would know better.
Mrs. Powell���Your daughter doesn't
seem to have an ear for music.
Mrs. Howell���No, poor girl. Her
father spoiled it when she was a child
by trying to sing her to sleep.
Husband���We'll have to get rid of
our cook.   She's the limit.
Wife���Don't you like the dinner?
Husband���No. Why it couldn't be
any worse if you cooked it yourself.
She���How long do you suppose a
young married couple could live on
love?
He���Oh, as long as it lasts, I imagine.
"It isn't a bad scheme," said the
manager of the 'Driven from the Limelight' No. 2 Company on the road, "but
to my mind it lacks a few of those little
realistic touches which make all the
difference. For instance, it is supposed
to be a garden. Here are flowers, yes.
But there should be vegetables also."
The Mags' manager smiled meditatively.
"It will bc all right on thc night," he
said. "They will be supplied by the
audience."
"You have been a faithful employee,
Joe," said the boss to a scanty-hired
man, "and I have decided to increase
your wages $2 a week."
"Oh, never mind about it," rejoined
the meek, but faithful Joe, indifferently.
"What!" excalimed the boss in surprise. "Do you mean to tell me that
you don't want a raise?"
"It wouldn't do me any good," replied the other with a deep sigh. "My
wife would soon find it out."
MINING  STOCKS
Latest Pricea Received by Wire Today
The following are the latest reports
by wire of prices for Portland Canal,
Red Cliff, and Stewart stocks:
Portland Canal 20 1-4   20 1-2.
Red Cliff $1.37 1-2    1.38
Stewart $2.63.
S. Harrison Si Co. supply the figures.
OUTSIDE INVESTMENT
Stewart and Port Mann Lots Are in
Good Demand
A number of Port Mann lots have
been sold lately theough S. Harrison Si
Co., and inquiries come in briskly
regarding them. Stewart lots arc also
in gond demand and S. Harrison predicts
for Stewart a boom beyond expectations
in spring.
W. L. BARKER
Architect
Second avenue and Third street
Over Westenhaver Bros.' Oflice.
MUNRO   &   LA1LEY
Architects,
Stork Building, Second Avenue.
STUART &  STEWART
ACCOUNTANTS -:- AUDITORS
Law-Butler Building
Prince Rupert
Phone No. 280
P.O. Box 351
ALFRED CARBS, C. V. BENNETT, B.A.
ot British Columbia ssf B.C. Ontario. 8aa-
isiul Manitsilsn liars. kalchewars   and Al-
bs'rla Bars.
CARSS & BENNETT!
Barristers, Notaries, Etc
Office���Exrhatsirp block, corner Third avenue and
Sixth street. Prince Kuixrt. S
WM. S. HALL, L.D.S., D. D. S.
Dentist.
Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty.
All denul n|>eratis'ns skilfully treated. Gas and
local ansuthetlcs admlntstes-ed fssr the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free. Offices: 19
and 20 Alder Block. Trince Rutsert. ii-12
LUCAS <& GRANT
Civil and Mining* Engineers and .Surveyor..
Reports,   Plans.  Speeillcatlssns.   estimates,
Wharf Construction, Etc.
Office:   2nd Ave., near First Street
P. O. B��s 82 PRINCE RUPERT
P. O. BOX 23
PRINCE RUPERT
JOHN    E.    DAVEY
TEACHER OF SINGING
runt, or wu. roxoN, esq., ah a.m.. lon., km;.
fb-lS
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 thc lodge.
C. V. BENNETT, N. G.
N. SCHEINMAN.   Sec.
>0 CARTAGE and
^^^^^   STORAGE
G. T. P. Transfer Agents
Orders promptly fill.si.   Pricea reasonable.
OFFICE-H. B. Rs��:hester. Centre St.    Phone H\
TRY THE OPTIMIST  WANT
AD. WAY OF FINDING
A BUYER
OLD GERMAN LAGER
SCHL1TZ 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 .HANDLERS FOR   NORTHERN   II. C
PHONE 123
Eraser Street and Sixth Street
HOLD-UP IN VANCOUVER
Restaurant    Keeper    Lose*    $70    to
Enterprising Robber
Vancouver, Dec. 22.���(Special)���A
bold robbery was perpetrated here at an
early hour this morning. About three
o'clock a man entered thc Milton's Cafe.
There was no other person in the restaurant at the time. The man approached
the proprietor who was standing behind
the counter and suddenly taking out
a revolver pointed it at his astonished
head.
The unknown man then compelled
his helpless victim to come out from
behind the counter and when this was
done he entered himself and took the
sum of $70 from the cash register.
Covering thc s|>ecchless proprietor all
the while he rr.Bdc for the door and got
away easily.
We Have Moved
TO OUR NEW OFFICE
IN   THE
Helgerson Building
6th STREET
Union Transfer & Storage Co. Ltd.
Agents for Imperial Oil Company
Telephone 36
little's NEWS Agency
Magazines :: Periodicals :: Newspapera
CIGARS   ::  TOBACCOS  ::  FRUITS
G.T.P. WHARF
Plumbing, Heating
and  General  Steam  Fitting
WM. GRANT
SHOr-Basplrsrntof Helsrrrson Block
SIXTH STREET. I'h.sno No. at
(EN-ERA.  BLACKSMITH  IND  HORSESHOER
H. McKEEN
3rd and Sth St.
Phone SS Rm)
The Westhobe Lumber Co.
LIMITED
First Avenue Telephone 180
-WK   HANOLE   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:-Comer 5lh A��e. A Green St
Phone No. 228 Green
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C
GRAND HOTEL
WORKING MAN'S HOME
Sprint? Beds, clean White Sheets  25c
Rooms 50c
BIST IN  TOWN   POR   THE   MONEY
Labour   Bureau  in  connection
All kinds of positions
funished	
FREE
FIRST AVE. AND SEVENTH STREET
J. COODMAN. Proprietor
Phone 178, Prince Rupert, B.C.
B. C. BAKERY
If you want that sweet, nutiy flavored
BREAD   try our  FRENCH-the kind
that pleases.
Third Are., between 7th end   Sth   SU. THE   PRINCK   RUPERT    OPTIMIST
MUFFS
-AND-
STOLES
t
HOUSE GUTTED
BY FIRE FIEND
FIREMEN   HAD   TO   USE   EIGHT
HUNDRED FEET OF HOSE
.-   ^H:*;	
Cabin on Comox Avenue Goes Up in
Flame Through Overheated Chimney���Nothing Is Saved���Inmates
Were Out in Time.
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 Xmaa sifts
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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H. S. Wallace Co.
Pkoae t LIMITED
Fsiltosa Si. aaa 3rd At*.
XMAS  GIFTS
Caps
Socks
Shirts
Braces
Gloves
Neckties
Stickpins
CufTbuttons
Handkerchiefs
Etc.
The cabin situated at 48 Comox
avenue was practically demolished last
night by fire. Fortunately the inmate-
were out when the outbreak occurred
for the flames spread with great rapidity
and in a few minutes the place was
gutted. The alarm was rung in to the
fire station by a girl. On rushing the
reel to the scene of the fire the brigade
was faced with the difficulty of getting
water. The house where the fire occurred was away at the far end of the
avenue of houses and the nearest hydrant
was at Miller's pool room, some eight
hundred feet away. Across planks
and stumps the hose was carefully
negotiated, however, and the water
was speedily playing upon the flames.
The interior of the house was burnt
to matchwood and there was grave
danger for a time that the flames would
envelop the two adjoining houses, one
of which was only two feet waay and
the other five feet away.
Fireman Injured
By drenching these houses, however,
the firemen succeeded in preventing the
blaze from spreading and after some
strenuous work also succeeded in extinguishing the fire in 48.
When the fire was sufficiently subdued
to allow of the firemen entering the j
building it was found that everything |
had been destroyed. The furniture j
was burnt to cinders and the clothing |
of   the   inmates   was destroyed.
D.   McKenzie.   one of the firemen,
injured his hand through falling against {
the chimney while endeavoring to get
ut the root of the outbreak.
A Defective Chimney
The fire is supposed to have been
caused through an overheated chimney.
The alarm was rung in to the fire station
at aeven o'clock and the men had it out
by nine.
Many people were attracted by the
blaze and for a time considerable excitement prevailed not only among the
spectators, but among the inmates of
the other houses in the vicinity.
BROWN & FULL1NGT0N
Haberdashers
Law Butler Building THIRD AVE.
MORE EASTERN TROUBLE
Army Corps Said to Be en Route for
Tripoli
(Special to the Optimist)
London, Dec. 22.���The Pall Mall
Gazette caused a mild sensation this
morning by announcing in their columns
that an army corps had been secretly
embarked for Tripoli. Their reason for
the embarkation ia the strained relations
which are known to exist between
Turkey and Italy.
THE WEATHER
Twenty-four hours ending 6   a. m.,
December 23.
MAX. TCHP.       MIN. TBMr. BAB.        IN. RAIN
44 0 39.0 29.613      1.32
BANK MANAGER ARRAIGNED
Farmers'   Bank   Collapse   Lead*   to
Manager's Arrest
Toronto, Dec. 23.���(Special)���Following the collapse of the Farmers' Bank
in this city General Manager Travers
was arrested at the instance of the
authorities on a charge in connection
with the bank's failure. He was brought
up at the court this morning and tendered a plea of not guilty. He was
remanded.
KING  MANUEL TO VISIT  US
la Getting His Education Spruced Up
at Cambridge
(Special to the Optimist)
London, Dec. 23.���King Manuel, who
was violently deposed from his throne
recently in Portugal, has taken residence
at Richmond and avows his intention of
taking lectures at Cambridge. It is
not stated that he will attempt to take
a degree but after his university course
will go on tour round the world visiting
first Canada and the United States and
Australia.
Sewer Pipe for Fraaer Street
Sewer pipes necessary for construction
of a culvert on Fraser street has been
recommended for purchase by the city
engineer and the city council considered
the matter last night and referred it to
the fiaance committee.
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CHRISTMAS GIHS
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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NOTE OUR SPECIAL -OFTCR-
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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 Boots, Shoes, Rubber
Goods, Etc. Call and see us
before going elsewhere.   .  .
Mechanics Store
Little's Block, 2nd Ave.       H. HOFFMAN, Prop.
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Are you doing your dutv
by your family?
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 serious
questions which even
man should answer to In,
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  !
OFFKE: ���Alder Block. Satk Scml    s
opes avumioi
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HeHin.f
w. j. McCutcheon
Carries complete stock of Drugs. Sp*s-
attention paid to flllirsK PHHrtat ���
1', Theatre Black phoni no. ri Steal Ait
SURVEY IS ENDED
TO PORT SIMPSON
LINE. WILL BE RUNNINC WITHI1I
TWO YEARS
Engineer   Collins   Left  for Victoria
Laat Night���Description of Rout"
New   Railway   Will   follow-Con-
' struction to Start Soon.
Work on the survey of the Port Simpson line which had to be completed by
Christmaa is now finished, and Ml.
Percy Collins, head engineer ol the
survey party just returned to Pnw
Rupert, left for Victoria last night
Construction work on the line ���
be started as soon as the survey, g
been approved. Weather condiuw
have not been favorable all the tw
to the work but it has been carried*
with commendable speed in JffJ
difficulties. The line is promised �����
two years time. .
Most of the men engaged in the���" ,
are Prince Rupert surveyors and a*��* j
ants, and are well known in this city-
The line ia of standard guiP �����
aUrta  from   a  point  near W
at Prince Rupert and runs through ���*
444 and over a small summit nortnw
Schawatlans  Lake.    Then il I'W*"
in a northerly direction from that I*'
the  narrows in  the ��PP* �����
after a short stretch llongtbt""
roiees a summit to Georgetown, M"
���hich point it is practically I in" W
Port Simpson.   The whole -**
about twenty-seven miles.
Of the  two summits the one ��
. Rupert has an *�������.I* -
, that of Georgetown JOU lee
first summit thc grade WIU
cent, coming back to the, kjj
on a grade of 1.2 per cent, and ^
the Georgetown summit the m
hope to be able to establish a
cent grade. 	
If you would like to; see I clock
261 years old you will see its-'
Jewelry Store.
to
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crosses
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to
Prince
feet,
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