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Array The Prince Rupert
J^ttf** limTrntS
)L. I, NO. 181
DAILY EDITION
imist
Prince Rupert, B.C.. Wednesday, December 7. 1910.
Price, five Cents
PRINTING BUREAU SCANDAL
MADE SUBJECT OF REPORT
mi. Chas. Murphy Announces the Reconstruction of
the Bureau���Blames  Original   Organization
and Lax Discipline���No Canadians Are
Implicated In   the   Frauds
The Hon. Charles Murphy, Secretary
(state has just completed his report
teeming   the   condition   of   affairs
the Government Printing Bureau at
awa.   It will be recalled that tbe
ligation of the inquiry had a tragic
uel,   Mr.   Frank   Gouldthrite,   the
erintendent  of  the  Stationery  de-
tment absconding and then committ-
suicide.
Where the Fault Lay
lartling though the revelations are
to the conditions which have pie-
led at the Bureau Hon. Mr. Murphy's
prt points out the important fact
I the fault lay in the original organ-
tion of the Bureau and also in the
[ discipline which resulted from the
Diet of jurisdiction of the higher
glials. It was this lax discipline
eh in the opinion of the Secretary
State enabled peculation and double
ling to follow and remain unknown
I so long a time.
Many Reforms Inatituted
he most significant paragraph in the
rt is that which, deals exclusively
i the manipulation of the books.   It
that by a strange system of book
ping the profits of the Bureau were
year placed at $99,592.94 whereas
Reality they amounted to $362,205.16.
departments   have   been  charged
Ire for work done than it cost.   Gould-
fite had sole charge of the stationery.
disobeyed orders and gave instruc-
[ANSON PLATFORM
NOT ENUNCIATED
IILARIOUS  PARTY  SMOKER
HELD IN MclNYTRE HALL
cil Abused Roundly by Mayoral
���Candidate for Delay in Settling
���G. T. P. Question and Also for Borrowing Money from the Bank.
Smoke, smoke, smoke. All the world
heard of thc wonders of smokeless
iwder, but powderless smoke is surely
entirely new element in the armoury
war weapons. It was introduced to
' I'rince Rupert citizens last night
large volumes at the opening of Mr.
illiam Manson's mayoral campaign
nl it must be said that it proved a
leasing antithesis to its similitive
ivcrsion. The scene chosen for the
velopment of the phenomena was
Mclntyre hall and the occasion a
mviker," held primarily with a view
welcoming Mr. Manson as a cand-
late for the mayoralty. The freedom of
"e cigar box generated an atmosphere
I cssnviviality that found expression in
Woke, and the happy auspices of
Mcomsj under which thoy were met
jduci.il a feeling of light assurance
hat trended in the same volatile direc-
ion.
Mr. Manson's utterance* on current
���olitics of local interest were necessarily
wm as the program was heavily laden
''th aspiring orators imbued with the
ftjm of the same cause. H1b principal
ubjects were the G. T. P. question and
"Hack on the Council. In
onnection with the G. T. P. question
tions without the minister's sanction.
His stealings amounted to $94,168.36.
No Canadians Implicated
No Canadian firms were implicated
in the frauds of the deceased auperin-
tenddant. As a result of the reforms
suggested it is stated that $150,000 a
year more can be saved. The report
also emphasises the necessity for a new
building to accommodate the operations
of the Bureau.
ABDUL HAMID
GETS _HIS MONEY
HAD DEPOSITED FIVE MILLIONS
IN GERMAN BANK YEARS AGO
Imperial Court at Berlin Makes Announcement in Regard to Celebrated Bank Case���Believed Young
Turka Will Seize the Money.
Berlin Dec. 7.���The celebrated action
which Abdul Hamid, the deposed sultan
of Turkey, has brought to recover the
$5,000,000 he deposited in the Imperial
Bank of Germany prior to his deposition
two years ago has been decided. The
court orders the money to be handed
over to Abdul.
Not to be denied, it is believed the
Young Turks will seize the money when
it is handed over in Turkey.
STEAMER PRINCE RUPERT
IS ON HER LAST TRIP
Arrival is Delayed by Fog and Snow���Will Transfer to
Honolulu  Route���Captain Johnstone  will
Celebrate Parting With a Dinner
to His Many Friends
The Prince Rupert, in making what
is understood tn be her last trip to the
town from which she derives her title,
disappointed the populace, official as
well as unofficial, by failing to put in an
appearance within several hours of her
scheduled time. Word reached the town
early in the morning to the effect that
she would make the port about ten
o'clock but when the hour arrived, and
for long after it had joined in the race
of the fleeting moments that make up
SOME IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE SCOTT ACT
A VOTE FOR THE SCOTT ACT is
a vote for class legislation of the worst
kind. It says in effect "Workingman,
thou shalt not drink because thou hast
not the price to buy a case of whiskey
on the outside."
A VOTE FOR THE SCOTT ACT is
a vote for the confiscation of a trade
which has grown up under the protection of the law, and is in itself as
legitimate as that of the butcher, the
baker or any other tradseman. The
text-book of the "SCOTT AQT" supporters says
"THOU SHALT NOT STEAL"
Mr. Gladstone, Mr. Chamberlain and
the Great Tribune of the people, John
Bright, said it was unjust to confiscate
the interests of the liquor trade without
compensation.
A VOTE FOR THE SCOTT ACT is
a vote for removing control and en-'
forcement of the liquor laws of Prince
Rupert to a bureau at Ottawa���more
than 3000 miles away. Would this
make for the betterment of local conditions?
LIBERALS START TO SWEEP THE COUNTRY
Lost Only One Seat In Yesterday's Polling and Scored Many Gains
---John Burns and Will Crooks Returned With Increased
Majorities���Enthusiastic Parades in London
(Special to the Optimist)
London, Dec. 7.���The great Libeeal
sweep which the Liberals had prophesied
has at last set in. The country is now
revealing itself. In all the . contests
yesterday the Liberals met with only
one defeat, that at St. Helens, a loss
which is attributed to feeling against
the Home Rule bill. St. Helens contains many Irish orangemen, and Home
Rule was made the issue there.
Processions in London
In London the news has been received
with great enthusiasm. Crowds thronged
the newspaper offices last night and as
the returns came in formed processions
which walked the streets and cheoreil
far into the night. Will Crooks the
Labor representative, nnd Hon. John
Burns both won with increased majot-
ities.    The Liberals hope to sweep all
the remaining seats in London. Balfour's repeated disappointments are
being recalled and he is being dubbed
the "Bryan of Engilsh politics."
Standing of Parties
Thr standing of the parties now is,
Liberals 106, Nationalists 26, Laborites
20, Unionists 147. This makes the
Radical coalition 162 to the Unionists
147.
he urged a speedy settlement. He
looked to the present Council taking
action and entering into negotiations
with the company before its term
expired. In the event of it failing to
do so he would in the first place, think
that it had failed lamentably in thc
discharge of the duties it owed to the
community of Prince Rupert, and in
the second place, if returned as Mayor
as a result of the forthcoming election
he would take the first opportunity
to have a settlement effected. The
unwarranted delay in coming to an
issue on this question was doing incalculable harm to the town. They
could not afford to burk the question
because even now it was retarding
development and infusing an element
of uncertainty into the market. He
also criticised the Council in unmeasured
terms for the offhand and unbusiness
like manner in which it had placed a
huge debt over the heads of the citizenB
by contracting a loan from the bank
at  an exorbitant rate of interest for
CONTINUED ON PAGE B
TWO BIG FIRES
IN THE WEST
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE AND WINNIPEG BOTH SUFFER LOSS
$230,000 Lumber Mill at St. Boniface
and a $80,000 Hotel at Portage both
Go up in Flames During Last
Night.
Winnipeg, Dec. 7.���The Rat-Portage
lumber mill at St. Boniface was completely destroyed by a fire which broke out
there last night. The loss is placed at a
quarter of a million.
Portage la Prairie, Dec. 7.���An alarming fire broke out at the Merchants'
hotel here last night, causing many
narrow escapes. The guests had to
flee out into the night air clad only in
their sleeping clothes. Most of them
lost all of their effects, but fortunately
no lives were lost. The hotel was completely gutted.  The loss will bc $80,000.
"ACCIDENTAL DEATH"
Verdict  of  the Jury  in  Inquest on
Tom Nekich
"Accidental death" was the verdict
by the jury at the inquest on Tom
Nekich who was killed by the collision
of two hand cars on the G. 1. P. railway
reccntly. A number of witnesses were
examined, und thc statements of the
two other men who were injured, taken
in writing, were read.
Taken altogether the evidence went
to show that it was a recognised rule
on the railway that thene hand cars
carrying the men back to camp from
work should be started al sufficient
intervals to avoid accident? Over a
distance of two miles or so between the
working place and the camp the men
were in thc habit of racing the cars.
This caused the accident. One car
overtook thc other, and the occupants
were thrown out. The jury added no
rider to their verdict.
time, no trace of the vessel could be
outlined on the horizon beyond the
bay. A casual glance toward the Pacific
however explained in a measure the
unexpected lateness of the vessel. A
thick pall hung over the scene and If
it did not suggest fog it certainly did
look like snow.
Will Give a Dinner
In view of the fact that this is to be
the Rupert's last trip to this port
Captain Johnstone hud decided to
fittingly celebrate the occasion through
the happy medium of a dinner on board
to which he had invited a number of
his friends in the city. After returning
to Vancouver from this trip the vestm
will be docked for repairs and then be
put into operation on the Honolulu
route.
Bruno Goes North
The auxiliary bout the Bruno made
the wharf at a late hour last night
with a .small loud of spruce lumber for
the Westholme compuny und anchored
off the Westholme wharf where she
discharged this morning and was in
readiness to start upon her northern
trip with the north bound passengers
of the Prince Rupert long ere that
belated vessel hove in sight.
ONLY SIXTY FEET
STILL TO CUT
BIG BLUFF ON SECOND AVENUE
NEARLY THROUGH
S. P. McMordie's "Street Cars" Will
Be Running Between Government
Buildings and Sixth Street soon.
Sixty feci more and S. P. McMordie
will be through the big bluff on Second
avenue between Sixth street und the
Government Buildings. A fine straight
street will extend from Xlcllride street
to Eighth street where his brother, R.
A. McMordie hus unother big bluff
well in hand.
Will Make Good Street
Between Eighth strut und thi I'rince
Rupert Club house will he one of the
very best bits of grading in the city.
The material hus proved to be udmiruble
for the fill good weuthered rock that
breuks up well mid settles firm.
S. P. McMnrdie' line of "ntreet curs"
will be running merrily through ulong
stretch of Second uvenue next week
when the big hlulT goes, und the conductor expects lo huve a busy street
of it, for adventurous citizens ure sure
lo tuke the short cut through the workings.
Careful watching, hundling, und braking of the loaded cars of material running
to the dumps huve hitherto prevented
uccident by collision with teums or
pcdestrinnB. Drivers of teums are how
ever requested Io be cureful when crossing
from Sixth street to the reserve, us though
the cars are all fitted with strong brakes,
it is not possible to stop them from
skidding down the slope to thc fill
especially on frosty mornings.
Thc many friends of Mr. J. H. Bacon
will be pleased to know that he hus so
far recovered from his recent illncBg
to bc up and about the house. ThE   P  R1NCE   KUPERT   OPTIMIST
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The Royal
Comer of Thlra Avenue and Sixth Street
HOTEL
THE BEST
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, 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
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 oz. tins, case  4.50
St. Charles or Jersey, 9 tins  1.00
St. Charles or Jersey, case  5.00
St. Charles or Jersey, hotel size  4.75
Wcthey'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 Blacks 2.50
Other Varieties, 1.75 and 2.00
Chillawhack Potatoes, per sack  1.75
JUST RECEIVED,   Car of Ashcroft Potatoes, lb 24C
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply Co. Ltd.
A complete line of Sporting Goods, Guns,
Rifles, Revolvers, Ammunition, Fishing
Tackle, Prospectors' Outfits, and General
Hardware, Kitchen and Hotel Ware
SHERWI1M C& WILLIAMS PAINTS
OILS AND VARNISHES
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply Co.Ltd.
THOS. DUNN, Manager
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���JUST   A   FEWi
Lots
Block
Section
Price
land   2
5
1
$8000
21
12
1
9500
20 and 21
27
1
7500
17 and 18
30
1
10,000
63 and 64
34
1
12,500
13 and 14
5
-   5
2150
15 and 16
45
5
1050
land   2
3
6
3000
7
49
7
400
27 and 28
28
8
750
i    C. D. RAND, Broker
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|= THE COSY CORNER =
I     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.
.
Romance of Kisses
The efficacy of a fair woman's kiBS
was incontestably proved when , in
1794, the famous Gordon Highlanders
were raised by the lovely Duchess of
Gordon, who was indirectly instrumental in gaining a thousand recruits by
the donation of a guinea and a kiss
apiece. In a sense, many of these
kisses may be said to have been fatal,
for in an encounter with the French
shortly afterward more than 250 were
either killed or wounded.
Alain Chartier, the French poet, is
the hero of a romantic legend. One
day he sat down in a public place, and
being weary and exhausted by the
heat of the day, fell into a slumber.
As he slept, Margaret of Scotland, the
wife of the Dauphin, afterward known
in history as Louis XL, chanced to
pass with her attendants. She glanced
at the unconscious man and recognized
in him the poet whose verses she so
loved. Then, motioning to her maids
to be still, she gently stepped forward
and stooping, imprinted a kiss on the
sleeping poet's lips.
At times, however, a kiss has been
the prelude to a tragic sequel, as that
bestowed in 1718 by Prince Ferdinand
of Bavaria upon Princess Thyra, the
near relative of a ruler of a neighboring state, where he was on a visit.
This affectionate greeting, a heedless
whim of the moment, was given under
the very eyes of the princess' betrothed,
who, naturally taking umbrage, soundly
rated the thoughtless prince. Words
came to blows, which resulted in a duel
being arranged, and diplomatic relations
between the two states were broken off.
In thc war which followed, although
hostilities lasted but six weeks, over a
thousand lives were sacrificed.
Etiquette Drowned Her
Under this title a Paris contemporary professes to give an account of the
tragic death of the queen of Siam, who
was as greatly loved as her consort.
Some years ago her majesty was boating with the ladies of the court in a lake
in the gardens of the palace at Bangkok. The boat overturned and the
queen could not swim. She was sur-
tounded by numerous personages who
could have saved her life, but no one
has the right lo extend the hand upon
the queen. The king alone could have
held her up and prevented her from
sinking, and he was nowhere at hand.
Respectfully the court allowed the
queen to drown.
Girl Labor Leader
Probably the youngest union labor
leader and president in the world is
Miss Mary V. Glennon, president of
Roxbury Textile Workers' Union No. 1.
She is a bright-faced little misB, much
in earnest, and the older associates are
planning for her a tour of several cities
to make addresses in the interests of
girl workers. "A square deal for ull at
all times" is the motto adopted for her
on her speaking tour.
OUR COOKERY RECIPE
Hollandaiae Sauce
The yolks of two eggs, half a cupful
of butter, Btrained juice of half a lemon,
a saltspoonful of salt, half a saltspoonful
of cayenne pepper, and half a cupful
of boiling water. Rub the butter to a
cream in a mixing bowl, stir in the yolks
of the eggs one at a time, beating vigorously. Add the lemon juice and seasoning. Then place the bowl in boiling
water, Immediately adding the cupful
of boiling water.   Stir rapidly until the
sauce thickens and is quite smooth.
Piver's, Roger & Gallet's, Colgate's
and Lyman's toilet waters at Orme's
Drug Store.
AUTOMOBILE TRAIN
ON CARIBOO ROAD
NEW PRAIRIE FREIGHTERS WILL
REVOLUTIONISE TRAVEL
New Vehicle Will Be Connecting
Link Between Ashcroft, Basker-
ville and Possibly Fort George���
Built by Daimler Motor Co.., Eng.
The mode of freight transportation in
the Cariboo is to be revolutionized. The
old familiar prairie schooners that have
traversed the Cariboo road from ashcroft to Barkerville ever since the famous gold rush in 1860, will soon be no
more.
The latest type of prairie schooner,
which is to be used as a connecting link
between Ashcroft, Barkerville and possibly Fort George arrived in this city
during the past week from the United
Kingdom.
It is an automobile train. The train
consists of an automobile with four cars
attached. The outfit was constructed
by the Daimler Motor Company of
Coventry, England, and is consigned to
the Canadian-Renard Road Train Company, Ltd., of Vancouver.
The steering automobile is equipped
with a 100 horse power Daimler silent
Knight engine and is capable of pulling
forty tons at six miles an hour. Each
trailer is guaranteed to carry ten tons.
The estimated cost of the train is
$35,000.
The train arrived in sections and was
put together at the C. P. R. wharf by
mechanics sent out by the company for
the ourpose. Everything is now in readiness for a trial spin and it is probable
that the train will make a tour of thc
city streets today. This is the first outfit of its kind to be operated in Canada.
Military brushes, genuine Russian
bustles, ebony backs. Ladies brushes
lie same at Orme's Drug Store.
Lecture on R. L. Stevenson
Thc Presbyterian Club meets tonight
at 8 p.m. (not 8:30 as previously) when
an address will be given by Rev. F. W.
Kerr on Robert Louis Stevenson. The
Club extend a hearty welcome to MQ
men or women who care to attend any of
its meetings.
Magazines   For   Christmas.���The
Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday
Evening Post, both for $4.00 per year to
Canada, $3.00 to United States, $6.00 to
Foreign Post Offices. Can be sent to
separate addresses. Easy to give,
pleasant to receive. Subscriptions received by R. C. Bean, 22 Thompson
Building, Phone 101, P. O. Box 603,
Prince Rupert, B. C.
Piver's, Roger & Gallet's perfumes,
soaps and sachet powders at Orme'i
Drug Store.
TRY THE OPTIMIST
WANT AD. WAY
of FINDING BUYERS
CanadianPacilicRaJl^
NORTHBOUND
Princess Beatrice, Dec. SO, 1)1|
For  Port Simpaon, Ketchikan
Juneau and Ska-nvay.
SOUTHBOUND
PriMss   Beatrice, Dec. 10th. 19H
For Vancouver, Victoria and Suttk
calling at Swanson Bay
J*G*McN��b S��mmkn
Steamers for
Vancouver
Victoria
AND
Seattle
Connecting with
EASTBOUNJ TRA'NS
Prince Rupert sails --.HO p.m. Thutii.
BRUNO SAILS FOR STEWART
After the arrival nf the Prince Rgpat,
Wednesday, anil rt'turi ing toctssTaM
witli Bamc steamer suutliboaA
For Port Simpson, Nsti and SW,
Monday     ���    1 p.m.
Skidegate and Moreibjr Island Peab
Thursday   ���   in p.m.
A. E. McMASTER
FREIGHT   AMI   PAttBNB AGIST
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ThcBoscowttzS.S.Co.
will despatch two sttaimii
week Iy bet�� een Victoria, Vancouver anil all Northern B. C.
porta, callin-i al I'ritict'Rupert
and Stewart
S.S. Vadso    S.S. Venture
classed    100  Al tt Lljoda.
Leaving I'rince Rutwrt Souli
bound on Fridays. Forfurthfr
particulars apply to
PIXK. M008E i CO. MO WW
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F. W. HART
House Furnishings Compldt |
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PRODUCE
FRUIT . .
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H. H. MORTON
THIRD AVE.
Mis-.   Henny   Wenner��W|
-Swedish Specialist
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Room. No. 4,   Exchange^
F. W. HART
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Rupert Marine Iron Work��
Supply Company, Limit**
HAYS CREEK
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The most ��WPt��W�� " wjne
i8 a year's lutacrip*" ��' ofder by
or Newspnper. WJ> > ������ T|l0,np����'1
mail today to H. ('. !.'��""*o- ������, 603,
Building, Phono 101, r.
Prince Rupert, D. t. THE  PRINuE    KUPERT    OPTIMIST
J. R. BEATTY
!ARTAGE and STORAGE
LARGE FEED STABLE
....IN CONNECTION ...
Special Attention Paid lo Moving
,FFICE:   -   THIRD AVE.
WITH NICKERSON A ROER1G
Phone No. 1
ssE.   EBY   C8,   Co.==
REAL   ESTATE
Kitsumkalum Land For Sale
KITSUMKALUM - - B   C.
HONE 130
P. 0. BOX 172
GEO. T. STEWART
Book-keeping.   Accotnling  ui Aodhiag
Books Balanced and Statements Made Up
THE BLOCK        Cor. 2nd Are., 6th Si
JUDGE YOUNG GIVES JUDGMENT   IN   RIVER   DISPUTE
UNABLE GOODS
Perfection Oil Heaters
Rayo Lamps
Lanterns
Cutlery
Skates
KAIEN HARDWARE
Of
Canadian General Electric Co. Limited, Canada Foundry Co., Limited
MANUFACTURERS   OF
All class** of Elactrtcal Apnsrstus,
H-silssssi   8upb||n,  Pumps.  Engtnss.
BoOaat, Concrst* Mixers. Ornament-
si    Irssn    ansl    Brans*    Work.    Etc.
W. CLARK DURANT     -     Agent
0 ROOM 4. McINTYRE sSUXX ��� P. 0. MX 724
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THE IROQUOIS
POOL
English and American Billiards
KiRlit Tables Second Ave.
Public School Notes
Attendance during November 167.
l-'iirollmcnt for term 189.
Average actual for all room 161.04.
Percentage of regularity compared
*'ith number in attendance during the
nionth 94.43.
Estimated number awaiting registration, and entry when the new building is
opened 35.
The next entrance examinations will
w held toward the close of approaching
���erni probably in June. The establishment of a high school depends upon
mimliiT of successful candidates at this
"Mtninntion.
MeConkey's Chocolates in Christmas
boxen at Ormes' Drug Stare.
A judgment of unusual interest to
steam boat captains and others who
navigate on the Skeena river was
handed out by His Honor Judge Young
yesterday in the suit of J. B. Sloan
against Foley, Welch & Stewart. The
judgment which is self-explanatory of
the issues is of so much interest that the
judgment is printed in full.
At the trial the plaintiff was represented by Mr. Alex Manson, and the
defendants by Mr. L. W. Patmore. In
giving judgment for the plaintiff for
the full amount of their claim with costs,
Judge Young says:
"Action by the plaintiff to recover
the price of 62 cords of wood, the property of the plaintiff, at $6.00 per cord,
situate on the banks of the Skeena river,
taken by the defendants and appropriated to their use. There was no
express bargain made between the
parties as to the price of the wood.
The wood was taken by the defendants
in pursuance of a custom existing on
the river that those operating steamers
take wood wherever they are in need
of it irrespective of ownership, and
afterwards report such taking to the
owners.
"The North Coast Commercial Company and one McDonald were the
owners of the steamer 'Craigflower,'
operating on the Skeena river. The
wood in question was purchased by
them and placed at the points mentioned for the use of this Bteaner. It
cost them $3.25 and $3.50 per cord.
The 'Craigflower' was a smaller steamer
than others on the river and apparently
required wood that was 'fine cut.' A
portion of the wood in question was
'fine cut' and it was all 'particularly
dry.'
"This company became involved and
the plaintiff acquired all its assets
including the steamer 'Craigflower.'
"The defendants operate a fleet of
steamers on this river . Wood is the fuel
used by all steamers.
"A fair average price to wood vendors
for wood cut and delivered on the banks
of the river is $3.50. In some instances
steamers have paid $3.85 and $4.00 but
these were nor contract prices but
rather 'pinch prices.'
"At both landings where the wood
in question was piled the defendants
had large quantities of their own wood.
There is no evidence that there was
other wood at these points other than
the wood belonging to the plaintiff
and defendants. However the defendants took thc plaintiff's wood in preference to their own, in thc one case al
Draper's landing, the defendants say,
by mistake, at Breckenridge's landing
deliberately, Captain Johnson says:
'This wood was taken by the Conveyor
(thc defendants' steamer) on account
of being finer wood. We had wood
there but it was larger wood and not so
dry. The wood was marked "Craigflower." At Drapers landing the defendants say thai thc man who measures !
their wood, had, by mistake, placed the]
defendants' board on the plaintiff's
pile.
"Captain Johnson, who is the senior
captain of the defendants' fleet of
steamers nnd who has them in charge,
says: 'W edid not want our wood taken.
We had large contracts to fiil and wc
put a penalty price on our wood of
$6.00 per cord. We knew that other
companies were short.' They accordingly intimated to the Hudson's Bay
company steamer Inlander and 'Craigflower' that they would charge $6.00
per cord for wood taken from their pile.
In April 1909 they charged the 'Craigflower' $36.00 for six cords of wood.
ThiB was paid. On August 20th, 1910,
they charged the Hudson's Bay company for 15 1-2 cords at $6.00 per cord
and they notified the 'Inlander' company
of the Bame rate. These are all the
companies operating on the river.
"Under these circumstances the defendants now offer the plaintiff $3.00
per cord for the wood in question.
"The only evidence offered that the
plaintiff was in the market to sell this
wood was a letter written by one A. G.
W. Anthony who signs himself as 'Accountant in charge' dated the 24th
August, 1909, and directed to the
defendants offering 100 cords at Andi-
maul, 50 cords at Drapers and 41 cords
at Hats-mans at $3.00 per cord. Anthony was not produced at a witness
and J. B. Sloan, who is and was at the
time manageer for the plaintiff, say
Anthony had no authority to make the
offer and that no one in authority was
consulted by him and the offer was
made entirely on his own responsibility.
In any event the offer- was not accepted or even replied to and the defendants at the trial withdrew any
claim that the wood was purchased
under contract. The defendants, however, relied on this as evidence that the
plaintiff was in the market to sell the
wood at $3.00 per cord. There was
some further evidence of a conversation
between the representative of the plaintiff and Mr. Frizzell, representative
of the steamer 'Inlander' Frizzell was
not called as a witness. They talked
about the 'going price' but it was not
elicted from him what they meant
by that and the whole question was
discussed relative to an exchange of
the wood for stock in the company
owning and operating the 'Inlander.'
"In determining the price to be paid
for this wood, counsel for the defendants
has cited cases to show that the true
rule is the value of the property at the
market price at the time of the conversion. This rule has some limitations
but admitting it to be the true principle
1 have no hesitation in holding that in
the present case and as between these
parties the value of the wood was $6.00
per cord, for the reason that if the
plaintiff at thc time of conversion, had
replenished his wood pile from the
adjoining wood piles of the defendants,
which he had under the circumstances
u perfect right to do, he would have had
to pay the defendants their own price
of $6.00 per cord. The defendants
have no right lo swoop down on another
steamer's wood pile and take il, especially when they have lots of their
own wood at the same point, without
paying the same penalty that they
themselves would have exacted, and
at a time when as Captain Johnson
testifies 'they knew other companies
were short.' To hold otherwise and to
follow the defendants argument to a
logical conclusion they could, in accordance with the custom on the river,
tuke all the wood belonging to other
companies, pay them off ut $3.00 per
cord or charge $6.00 if it was returned.
This would be a most convenient wuy of
putting other companies out of business.
"There is u distinction between the
vulue of goods intended for mere sale
and goods required for speciul purposes.
They ure only identicul when thc owner
is under a necessity to sell of anxious
to null, and thure is no evidence that
such was the case here. The plainti (
wus not u wood vendor in the sense
understood on the river, a fact well
known to the defendants, and the mere
fact that the 'Craigflower' was not
actually running on the river at the time
of the conversion does not, in my
opinion, alter the relation of the parties
or affect the merits.
"The principle advanced as to the
true method of ascertaining the value
of goods under circumstances like the
present must be applied according to
the facts of each particular case and
this is my answer to the allegation
that this judgment might establish
thc price of wood on thc river to all at
$6.00. It is not intended as such but
cash individual case must rest on its
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Wednesday, Dec 7
THE PRINTING BUREAU SCANDALS
The announcement of the Secretary of State in presenting his report to Parliament on the Printing Bureau frauds���referred to elsewhere in our columns���
that there were no Canadian firms implicated in the dishonest practices of the
late Superintendent of Stationery, will be grateful news to all loyal Canadians.
J The knowledge that Gouldthrite was an alien and had been appointed to
office by the Conservatives, before Sir Wilfrid Laurier came into power, helped
to take away the sting from the revelations of man's treachery. The further information given by Hon. Charles Murphy in his report to Parliament, that the participants in his frauds were all alien firms still further helps to preserve our national
self respect.
sfJThis is not the only matter for which we have cause for satisfaction. Hon.
Mr. Murphy has found that the profits of the department are over a quarter of
a million dollars more than the defective system of bookkeeping shows, and that
by the economies he has effected a further sum of $150,000 per year will be saved
for the country.
It is a matter for satisfaction that these abuses which had grown up under
the Conservative regime and which were allowed to remain uncorrected by them
even after the scandals of 1891, have at last been run down and corrected by the
vigilance of the Secretary of State and his colleagues.
THE EMPIRE ON MR. MANSON'S MEETING
Those loyal supporters of Mr. William Manson will probably appreciate
tale humor of the following editorial, which is not our own, but is taken from the
pages of the "Empire" of seven short months ago. We need not say that any
criticisms we may direct against Mr. Manson during his campaign will be on the
legitimate grounds of public welfare, and will not sink to the depth of coarse abuse
displayed in the following paragraphs. Probably the supporters of Mr. Manson
will scarcely recognize the photograph of themselves as presented by one of the
gentlemen who addressed them last night. The editorial is entitled "That Public
Meeting"   It is to laugh.
"Men who have written and spoken in denunciation of Mr. Manson
were moving heaven and earth to induce him to enter the contest, but what
care they so long as their selfish interests can prevail?
"They would sacrifice him the next moment once their desires were
gratified.
"It is no love of him which actuates many of his professed admirers,
and for this reason it will be a pity indeed if Mr. Manson bends lo an insincere
support.
"He knows that Tuesday evening's meeting was nothing more or less
than a plan to encourage him to enter the field, and he must realize from the
sentiment displayed at the meeting, that, the game fell flat, not because of his
own lack of strength, but because of the very strong suspicion that the motives
of others are not as strong as his own."
We think we know who thc gentleman refers to when he writes of the men
"who have written and spoken against Mr. Manson" and who "are now moving
heaven and earth to induce him to enter the contest" for "their own selfish interests," and who "would sacrifice him the next moment once their desires were
gratified."
But has the gentleman any right to speak on behalf of ihe audience? Many
of them went there from a sincere desire to enjoy the singing, and to have a smoke.
The editor of the "Empire" certainly should not judge the audience by his own
emotions.
On behalf of the many honest men who were present last night we accordingly
enter a protest.   Mr. Manson's supporters are not all grafters and turn-coata.
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In the County Court   of   Atlin,  Holden
at Prince Rupert.
IN Till. MATTER ok TUB K0TATR OT
Alexander Allan, Deceased
In Chambers Before His Honor Judge Yount-r
Friday, the 25th day of Nov.. 1910.
Upon the application of John Martin Allan,
brother uf the deceased, for leave to swear to the
death of the said deceased.
Upon hearing Clarence Hilton Keens, appearing* for the said John Martin Allan, and upon
rradioR the affidavit of Afruitus W. Asmew,
���worn herein the 27th day of October, 1010.
IT IS ORDKKED that the said John Martin
Allan, or Clarence Hilton Kearns shall be allowed
to swear to i h* death of the said deceased as occurring* on the 90th day of September. 1910, at the
expiration of two waeka from the first publication
of notice of this order, unless in the meantime
proof is furnished that the said Alexander Allan
waa alive subsequent to the 90th day of Sept..
1910; such proof may be g*lven In writing to the
Registrar of the County Court of Atlin holden at |
Prince Rupert, at the Court House, Prince Rupert, B.C.
And it Is further ordered that the said John
Martin Allan do publish notice of this order In
the Optimist, a newspaper published in Prince
Rupert, B C, for the space of, two weeks.
176-lff F. McB. YOUNG.
EVELYN MAKES
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DR. TREMAYNE AND PARTY HAVE
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Visited the Site of the Proposed Quarantine Station on Digby Island���
Boat Made Good Trip and Delighted Everybody.
Anxious to test the capabilities of the
Evelyn, the government quarantine
boat placed at the disposal of Dr. Tremayne of this city, the worthy doctor
took her out for a spin yesterday afternoon. Accompanied by his wife and
Mr. Morris and wife he made a trip
to the Digby Island on which is situated
the site of the proposed quarantine
station.
The doctor was highly delighted with
the showing of the Evelyn and feels
confident that she will prove all that
has been said in her favor. With a
wonderful capacity for speed she preserves a rigid balance in the water that
conduces to the best comfort of the
passengers. He is perfectly satisfied
that the Evelyn will fulfil her function
in the future in a manner that will
reflect credit upon the builders as well
as upon herself.
Captain Hansen who is in charge
is charmed with the little craft, At
present he is busily engaged in obliterating the signs of the strenuous passage
she was called upon to make in order
to reach her destination fresh from the
builders' hands.
Mr. H. G. Munroe, of the firm of
Munroe & Lailey, arrived Monday
night from Vancouver by the Evelyn, the
new gasoline boat which has been built
for Dr# Tremayne.
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IN  Till   NATTRR OP Till BSTATR Or
Freka Tomizich, Deceased
In Chambers Before His Honor Judge Youna*.
Friday, the 28th day of Nov.. 1(10.
Upon the application of Ivan Fillpovitch, uncle
of the deceases), for leave to swear Us the death of
the said deceased.
Upon hearing Clarence Hilton Kearns. appearing for the said Ivan Fllipovitch. and upon reading the affidavit of Maty Nartctch sworn herein
the 7th day of October. 1910.
IT IS ORDERED that the said Ivan Fillpovitch
or Clarence Hliton Kearns shsll be allowed to
swear to the death of the said deceased aa occurring on the Zlrd day of May, A.D. 1(10, at the expiration of two weeks from the lirst publication
of notics of this ordar. unless in the meantime
proof is furnished that the said Freka Tomisirh
was alive subsequent to the Bird dsy of May. 1910;
such proof may be given In writing to tha Registrar of the County Court of Atlin holden at
Prince Rupert, at the Court House, Prince Rupert, B. C.
And ll i ��� further ordered that the said Ivan Fillpovitch do publish notice of this order in the
Optimist, a newsnsper published In Prince llu-
ps-rt. B. C. for the space of two weeks.
176-187 F. McB. YOUNG.
Court of Revision
Take notice thai the Msyssr snd Aldermen Mobley and Mclntyre will sit as a Court nf Revision
for the purpose of correcting and revising tha
list of Voters for the next current year it 10a.m.
on Saturrisy. December ls'th. and thereafter from
the Monday following, every dsy, if necessary, at
4 p.m., except Saturdays, which will be at 10 a.m.
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jmmWmmtmwmttmmWmt' mtmmmm*tmmm*tmimtmmm\ ***-* *****�� THE   PRINCE     RUPERT     OPTIMIST
o the Electors
.adies and Gentlemen:
In response to a largely signed requisition received yester-
ay asking me to allow my name to be placed in nomination for
Jbe office of Mayor of the City of Prince Rupert for the year 1911,
[hereby accede to the request and beg to announce myself a can-
Bdate.
I will take occasion later on to present my views upon Muni-
Ipal issues to the electors, and in the meantime I would respect-
lilly solicit your support upon the basis of an efficient and progres-
ve administration of the affairs of the City.
Yours respectfully
rince Rupert, B.C.
December 1st, 1910
William Manson
this. 1 will now ask the anonymous
scribe to come from his hiding and over
his name answer the following questions,
viz.: What is the meaning of wet and
dry in Local Option literature? Why is
Alabama no longer in thc dry list of the
dry South? Why did the largest dry
city in the United States vote itself
back into the wet column? What reason
did the mayor of that city give besides
saying that "it. is better to have a saloon
in every corner than a bar in every
kitchen?"
They have Local Option in Savannah,
Georgia, which is a city of about 80,000
Last year they had 4305 arrests for
drunkenness, or, one arrest for every
18 of the population, while Milwaukee
which has a population of 365,000 and
famous for its beer, had only one arrest
for drunkenness for every 123 of the
population. It will take a devotee of
the peri-patetic school to explain this.
Please get busy for the election is near.
Sincerely yours,
A. A. Maclntyre
OUCH!    I'LL   TELL   MA!
(Lctten in thtl column do not r.ecemarily ex-
preus the opinicm of this paper Ion the subject
uiuler iltscussion.)
o the Electors
,adies and Gentlemen:
s��
At the completion of my term of office as Alderman, I have
Ben approached by a number of my colleagues and citizens with
pe request that I permit myself to be [entered in [nomination for
|te office of Mayor for the ensuing year. ,
After consideration, I have consented to that request, and
^rewith announce my candidacy.
At public meetings to be held later on to discuss municipal
^ues 1 will present a programme of work, as the basis ofjmy can-
What kind of overgrown babies belong
to the Whiskizons' League anyway?
Day after day they have been hurling
out their invectives���weak-kneed Local
Option Johnnies,���neurotic, nervously-
hysterical temperance cranks, faddists,
j penniless newcomers wishing to spring
into notoriety, foul-mouthed moralists���
their vocabulary of inunendo has a fine
1 range;   but see how they whimper and
whine at the first blow struck in return.
: Listen to the Pharisee in last Saturday's
Optimist:    "It   is   very   much   to   be
regretted that we have in Prince Rupert
any set of citizens willing to descend
to  the level of  personal  abuse when
discussing   a   public   question   in   the
newspaper."   What's the fun of fighting
when the other fellow sheds crocodile
! tears at the first blow?   Poor child, get
I in behind your big sign.  Some moralists
| think that Science will one day discover
' that  some anthropoids have  no  ver-
' tebrae.   We are in favor of vivisection
and after December Uth. will suggest
an experiment on our opponents' organizer.
A Contemptibla Election Dodge
Some of our most respected citizens
The writer ends by saying that when
people are nor permitted to spend money
for a bad cause they will invest it for a
good purpose.
A bank in Armourdale says their
business increased thirty-six per cent.
(Armourdule is a suburb and adjoins
Kansas City, Kansas.) Another bunk
in Kansas City, Kansas, says that not
only has their business wonderfully
increased, but all departments of the
civic life of the city are better than ever
before. A savings bank reports an
increase of 60 per cent and stutes that
75 jier cent of the new customers were
from the class that formerly spent all
their money -for liquor. And in a letter
from the largest bank in the city, written
by an officer of that bank on June 22,
1907, he says: "I am pleased to state
the joints have now been closed for u
year. One year ago our deposits were
$2,663,000. At the close of business
last night, one year later, our deposits
were $3,932,832, an increase of about
$1,200,000 in the deposits on one bunk
alone and that u bank that they thought
| was going to be ruined by the closing
of the saloon." He says further, "We
I think we have the accounts of more than
| fifty ;s.r cent of the business men of the
city und have talked with a large number
dature.
rince Rupert, B.C.
December 1st, 1910
Yours respectfully
^^^^���     .^s^,^,^��� , of them about the effects of the closing
have been canvassed to vote in favor    ..... ..  .   . ,���..,;
���assess assssss , ^   j0mt8 on their business.    With
of Loca  Option by disreputuble blind-  . . .       .        ,
ui a^-. S-.J-.S       , r 'few exceptions they arc pleased with
piggcra.   These men have asked us why    . f.      .  7 .:       ..T   ,   ..
, .7^, i ut.   .l        the  result.     I   believe   this   feeling   is
we   have  allied   ourselves  with   these i
Frank H. Mobley
IR. McINTYRE'S REPLY TO HIS CRITICS
(Ths< following is published by tho Press Com-
pittsvof the opponessta of the Scott* Act, and Is
ot thc expression of the view, of this paper.)
to the Editor of the Optimist:
Dear Sir,���My answer to  Mr.  Me
Ue's "Economics and the Bar" seems
have stirred up a hornets' nest, and
cside upsetting the equilibrium of one
d( our local preachers, has brought out
number of anonymous communications. As a temperance man I regret
this, for men should be temperate in all
things, in their language as well as in
that they eat and drink.
That a clergyman of a Christian
church should so far forget himself
as to become intoxicated with the
frenzy of his own eloquence and go
through all the stunts and evolutions of
a modern Don Quixote, is to be deplored.
Bruin storms lead only in one direction
ami "dementia optiona" is a dangerous
symptom. I have shown by official
' BgUTM that the consumption of liquor
especially beer in the United States
bus increased, notwithstanding the Local
Option propoganda that claims to be
wiping out the saloon at the rate of
11000 a year. This anonymous writer
though pretending to quote from a
report of the Inland Revenue Dcparf-
ms'nt fails to note the large quantities of
birrs and wines that are imported
into the United States every year. I
urn inclined to think that he has taken
his figures from a report of Thomas H.
Lawson, District Superintendent of the
Anti-Saloon League of California. Mr.
I.uwson is a good story teller but a poor
statistician. He is all right on anecdotes
such us cows going dry after eating
'empcrance tracts, etc.
As to the riddle of the "son of his
only uncle's brother" let me say that
���ong before that son thought of building
a hotel, I publicly advocated the adoption of a high license system as the beat
solution of the liquor traffic for Prince
Rupert. I was elected on that platform,
and I have not changed my views on
that question. To my mind the introduction ot the Scott Act in Prince Rupert
would be a blow at temperance reform.
The so-called temperance people never
see the solution of the liquor traffic
from any standpoint but their own.
This is why the everyday business man
regards them a* fanatical and narrow-
minded.
Last winter in the Empress Theatre
one of the most distinguished clergymen in Prince Rupert stated that the
extreme prohibitionist was the greatest
enemy of true temperance. No truer
words were ever uttered. The Scott
Act like prohibition fails because it does
not discriminate between the use and the
abuse of liquor. It does not even pretend
to reach the source of the whole trouble.
It allows the rich man to have all the
liquor that money can buy, but it
denies the poor but honest man the
right to buy a glass of beer. This is
Chinese legislation pure and simple.
We have no um- for Chinese laws here.
You can never abolish the liquor traffic
till you reach the source of the traffic.
You can never remove an effect till you
first remove the cause. The cause of
the traffic is the demand for liquor and
while that demand exists it is as the
editorial in last night's Empire well
says: "A question of the legalized sale
of booze, or its sale by stealth."
We have now the choice between
regulation and control of the liquor
traffic, and secret and flagrant violation
of thc law. It surely does not take a
disciple of Aristotle to sec the logic of
, fellow workers. Surely they have eyes
I to see that this is a contemptible piece
I of election work on the part of the other
i side!
The aim of the liquor-men is to discredit the temperance campaign.    For
this purpose they could easily encourage
' or commission certain notorious blind
piggcrs   to canvass oatenttbly for us.I
shared by a large majority of the professional men and other intelligent
citizens of our city."
Is it any wonder with $2,000,000 increases in deposits, more buildings going
up and more people owning their own
limns - in Kansas City, Kansas, that the
; people there are unwilling to have thc
saloons again opened?   Three times as
dollars in real estate in that city. But
owing to Gluck's misrule and total
disregard of all law and order the people
of the city became impoverished through
the 'open saloons,' the city became
absolutely not only 'dead' but rotten
from center to circumference morally.
On this account real estate decreased
over 60 per cent in value and it was
almost impossible to make sales of city
lots either vacant or improved at any
price, because it is a well authenticated
fact that the working man who spends
his money in saloons can never have or
buy a home. My friend came near
losing his entire fortune and would
huve done so but for the fact that other
wealthy and influenti I friends came
to his rescue. I met m> 'riend in St.
Louis a few months before Hon. C, W.
Trickett appeared on the scene of
action in the affairs of Kansas City,
Kansas, as City Attorney, and he told
me with tears in his eyes that financially
he was a ruined man. There were at
this time 256 saloons in the city and
county us open us thc saloons* in any
high license city. There were 200
gambling dens and 60 houses of social
evil. Four months later these were all
closed up through Attorney Trickett's
effort to enforce the law.   In fact, he
! closed them all up in less than thirty
days, starting June 8th, 1906, and
finishing July 3rd, 1906, and today there
is not a saloon in Kansas City, Kansas.
The gambling dens and bawdy houses
j were closed the same way. Just three
months ago I met a gentleman here in
Prince Rupert whom I knew in Kansas
City, Kansas, and asked him about
my friend referred to above, as he
happened to be a mutual friend. He
replied, 'Well, you know of the trouble
he had in Kansas City, Kansas.' 'Yes,
I do,' I said. Then he added. 'When
Trickett took hold of things there
and closed up the town tighter than
hell, real estate began at once to advance in value by leups and bounds
and Mr. T. was able to close out his
real estate holdings in that city at a
profit of $300,000.00 in 1909 (three
years after the saloons were closed)
leaving him easily worth one half a
million dollars. But it certainly looked
for a time as if he was going to lost- all
he had in Kansas City, Kansas.'
"This incident also answers the questio
'Can the luw be enforced?"
: more
By sending such scamps to our most | n?any. -���bo"n��   mpn   bol"*hl   *lom<*
conscientious cititens they create such  ^n ,n 1907 ** m **"* >*����� ���*��� **���
repugnance to the cause for which he Mloon" were in operation.
pleads that naturally they want to vote
the opposite ticket.
This is an exceedingly clcvet move,
and it teaches us that the men who are
trying to manoeuvre thia campaign are
no novices at the game. They are
sowing seeds slyly and darkly every
hour.
Another thing they are fond of saying
MANSON PLATFORM
NOT ENUNCIATED
"Mayor Gluck���Thc Man Not Afraid
To Tall tha Truth
Our opponents are getting back al us
in the "You're another" style of argument. They thought that Prince Rupert
was so far away thnt  the ill-odor of
sssss^saasssssM.   s.s. j   i t.i     i Mayor Gluck's name had not reached
s:   that the blind-piggers are waiting,'.    '    n,   ��� .   .        .. ,
. ,    ��� .here.   Wo requested another citizen of
ready   to   begin   business   as  soon   as n      "\      , _
nZI__, ,, ,. ���..,   ���. ,1... .s.��� ...Prince   Rupert   who   lived   in   Kansas
j City to further enlighten us on this
question.    In response he has handed
CONTINUE!- FHOM  PAGE  1
December 14 is past, or that they are|
already building their ban.
In the first place thc licenae system I
will remain in force for at least six i
months of next year.   And in the next
in   the   following  letter   to   the   press
committee.
. i .  ,l       a      ���i...i.       ��ra..i    The writer was employed by a large
place, let there be no mistake.    Thc ,        . '  ,*   ,   '      _.
l      _�� .i.    i    .1 n.���.! _  i   ._.    manufacturing concern in Kansas City,
members of the  Local  Option  League   ��� ��� ,    .       _,    ,,'
j. a....i    ._ .u    a   ,i    Kansas, for five years during O uck s
are sworn lo do battle to the death .. **T .* ..
..,..,       ��� ,  .. regime a* Mayor, and saw with his own
against blind pigs,   hvery worker knows ;    *���.._.,,. , ..
.r .    i . .  ..     ������    ,        ... .a.    eyes the effects of his misrule on the
that  victory at thc polls is only the    '  .       . , , ,
.     ,    ,       ,     , i.i        business interests of the city,
beginning of a long struggle for a clean: '
town.   To insinuate that we as citizens j    Kansas City, Kansas, had a population
must submit to blind pigs, (whether under ��r *** hundred thousand and ranked
I aaa...  ���-  .a���        s���.���i��� .sal .1 al.
license or no-license) is humiliating indeed. It is an insult to our police
officers, lo our municipal authorities
and to our body politic.
THE BAR MUST GO AND BLIND
PIGS TOO, AND THEY WILL GOI
Did Saloons Halp Buaincaa in Kanaaa
City, Kan.   Evidence Indisputable
The Home City Hank of Kansas City,
Kansas, write saying that "As a result
of abolishing the saloons their business
increased forty-six per cent in the first
twelve months after the saloons were
closed."
fifth in the manufacturing cities of the
nation. The people of our city had
by two thousand majority elected as
mayor this man who said "Damn the
Constitution and the law of the State
of Knasas. The saloons shall run." We
had not an official in the country who
favored the colsing of saloons. Tbe
churches were mute. The pastors
stood in their pulpits preaching the sins
of the Jews two thousand years ago
instead of present conditions, and therefore there was no public sentiment against
the saloons.
"A ihort time previous to this, one
of my warm personal friends had invested   about  two   hundred  thousand
public improvements.    He regarded it
as bad business and a dear indication
I of thc need of fresh blood in the Council
Chamber.
After  Chairman  Stephens   had   had
. his kick at the Council Aldcrmun H ilditch
I was  called   upon   presumably  to  sub-
! stantiute  the   comprehensive  cycle  of
charges seriatim and in loto (as well aa
| in   Prince   Rupert)  but  he  upset  calculations quite a bit by blankly declining
to associate  himself with thc chapter
and   verse   of   abuse  and   vituperation
that had  been  hurled at the body of
which he is a member.   While he certainly  differed   from  most  of  his colleagues upon matters of policy he did
not for a moment question that they
performed   their   duties   according   to
their lights in the best interests of the
community as a whole.
Mr. S. M. Newton, editor of the
Empire also spoke and levelled a long
battery of ancient criticisms at the head
of the Council. He condemned its
treatment of thc lighting question and
the sewerage question, and vehemently
advocated a change in the ranks of the
municipal rulers.
At the close of thc meeting committees were formed to work the variouB
districts of the town on behalf of the
candidature of Mr. Manson.
Ebony   hand   mirrors,   all   sizes,   at
Orme's Drug Store. THE   PRINCE  RUPERT   OPTIMIST
Form of Ballot Paper
Voting on the Petition to the Governor-General for
the Bringing into Force of Part II of the
Canada Temperance Act.
For the Petition
Against the Petition    y��
Directions for the Guidance of Voters
The voter will go into one of the compartments, and with a paper there
provided, place a cross thus, X in the upper space if he votes FOR the adoption
of the petition (SCOTT ACT), and in the lower space if he votes AGAINST the
adoption of the petition (SCOTT ACT).
The voter will then fold the ballot, so as to show a portion of thc back only,
with the number and initials of the deputy returning officer, and deliver it to
the deputy returning officer, who will place it in the ballot box. The voter will
then forthwith quit the polling station.
If a voter inadvertently spoils a ballot paper he can return it to the proper
officer, who, on being satisfied of the fact, will give him another.
If the voter places on the ballot more than one mark, or places any mark
on it by which he can afterwards be identified, his vote will be void, and will
not be counted.
If the voter takes a ballot paper out of the polling station, or fraudently
puts any other paper into the ballot box than the ballot paper given him by the
deputy returning officer, he will be subject to be punished by fine or by imprisonment for a term not exec-ding six months, with or without hard labor.
Don't forget that the petition is FOR the Scott Act. If
you are not in favor of a dry town you must mark your
ballot in the lower space. AGAINST the petition means
AGAINST the Scott Act. AND DON'T FAIL TO
VOTE. Every man in town entitled to vote on this question should do so. It is the most important question which
will be submitted to the people for years, and means the
life or death of the city.
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LONDON MYSTERY
SOLVED IN CANADA
STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE OF A
LONDON   CHURCH   WORKER
Man Assaulted in Dover Pushes
Assailant into Water and Loses His
Memory. Travels to Vancouver
and Is Identified.
(Special to the Optimist)
Vancouver, Dec. 6.���London is the
prescriptive mystery purveyor. Another
remarkable story closely connected with
the world's metropolis has found a
responsive echo from the far west of
Canada. Some time ago James Ridge-
way was placed in the hospital of Vancouver suffering from some form of
mental derangement. In his lucid
moments, however, he unfolded a story
which when pieced together by the
physicians in attendance hung together
like a romantic novel. [. >,.
He tells how while spending a holiday
in Dover he was attacked by a robber,
and in the struggle pushed his assailant
into the water. Deing of a particularly
nervous, highstrung temperament the
incident so preyed upon his mind that
it became unhinged and he became a
wanderer upon the face of the earth
without any knowledge of his name or
who he belonged to. In the course of
his peregrinations he came to Canada,
travelling unwittingly right across the
continent. In Vancouver he became so
ill that he had to be taken to the hospital.
When the doctors were satisfied that
there was something behind the incoherent ramblings of their patient
they informed the police who at once
communicated with the London authorities and it now turns out that the
wife of Ridgeway has been investigating
his disappearance ever since the unfortunate incident took place.
Ridgeway, until the occurrence of the
incident which blurred his memory and
rendered him a nomad was a prominent
church worker in the Hanwell district of
London.
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LAND PURCHASE NOTICE
Sksana Land District-District of Banka Isssd
Taka notica that Jamas Marshall of Seattle
Waah., occupation real estate dealer, Intanda to
apnly for permission to purchsss the follsswlnf
described landa:
Commencing at s post plantad sbout scran miles
aaat and one mile south from the mouth of an Inlet,
whieh point is sbout ten miles south and two miles
wast from End HUI, Banks Island, thence east 80
chains, thence aouth 80 chalna, thenee west 80
chains, thance north 80 chains to point of com-
JAMES MARSHALL
B. L. Tingley, Agent
Caasiar Land District���District of Csssiar.
Take  notiee that Thomas  Y.   McClymont  of
Prince Rupert, B. C, occupation Broker, Intends
lesion to purchase the following
Dated Sept. 8,1810.
Pub. 11.
The Optimist
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Prince    Rupert's    Progress    Pleases
Pioneer and Newcomer Alike
To go away from Prince Rupert for a
few weeks and then return is one of the
sureBt ways of realizing that the city is
rapidly growing.
After his visit to Victoria and Vancouver H. G. Munro of the firm of
Munro & Laily, architects, is surprised
at the signs of substantial progress that
huve sprung; up during his absence from
Prince Rupert, Now that the grading
work is well in hand on Second avenue,
with new buildings starting at new-
points continually, and contract! let
for the grading of the business and
central portions the city is forging
ahead visibly.
Shops are already being dressed for
the festive season and in the bright
frosty weather the impression given
by our go ahead city both to thc newcomer, and to those who have known
it from the first, is encouraging and
exhilarating. Prince Rupert is making
good all the time���that's sure.
Hampton's Magazine, "The Best Magazine in America" makes a practical
and welcome gift, costs $2.00 to Canadian, $1.50 to United States and $2.25
to Foreign Post Office. Give or send
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Thompson Building, Phone 101, P. O.
Box 603, Prince Rupert, B. C.
to spply for perms,
doacribed land:
Ebony  hand   mirrors,  all  sizes,  at
Orme's Drug Store.
Commencing at a post planted one mile in easterly direction from llylsnds Ranch and sbout 20
chains south Taltan River thence north 80 chains
thance west 80 chains, thence eouth 80 ehalns
thanca east 80 chains to paint of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or leas.
Dated Sapt. 29, 1810 THOS. M. MeCLYMON I
Pub. Oct. 25. Wilfrid C. McDonald. Ag.-n
Skeana Land District -District of Banks laland
Take notice that Guy Jacob of Barry, Minn.,
occupation farmer. Intends to apply for parmission
to purchase the following deacribed lands:
Commencing at .a poet planted about ali miles
east and one mile north from the mouth of an inlet,
whieh point is about ten miles south and two
miles west from End Hill, Banks Island, thence
east 80 chains, thenca north 80 ehalns, thenee
wast 80 chains, thenee south 80 chains to point of
commencement.
Dsted Sept. 7, 1910. -.VY JACOB
Pttb. Oct. 11. B. L. Tingley. Agenl
Skeena Land District���District of Banka Island
Taka noUce that Archibald Henderson of Seattle,
Wssh., oecupstion machinist, intends to apply for
Dermlseion   to  purchase  the  foUowing  described
Commencing at a post plantad about seven
milea east and three miles eouth from the mouth of
an Inlet, which point is sbout len miles south and
two miles west Irom End Hill, Banka Islsnd, thenee
west 80 chains, thenee north 80 chsins, thence east
80 chalna, thence south 80 chains to point of
commencement.
Dated Sept. 8,1910 ARCHIBALD HENDERSON
Pub. Oet. 11. B. I. Tingley, Agent
Skeena Land Diatrict���District of Banks Island
Take notloe that E. R. Loom's of Barry, Minn..
occupation farmer, intends to apply for permiasion
to purchase the following deacribed lands:
Commeneing at a post planted about sli miles
aast and ons, mile north from tbe mouth of an
Inlet, which point Is about ten miles south and two
miles west from End Hill, llsnks lalsnd, thence
east 80 ehalns, thenca aouth 80 chains, thance was
80 chains, thenee north 80 ehalns to point o
commencement,
Dsted Sept. 7, 1910. E.  R. LOOUI8
Pab Oct. 11. B. L. Tingley, Agent
Skeana Land District���District of Coast Range 6
Taka notice thst George Owen Johnaton of
Melbourne, Asia, occupation painter, Intends to
apply for permiaeon to purchase tha following
described lansis:
Commencing at a poet plantad ons mUe up
Eitrews River on sast bank, tbence east 40 chains,
thance north 80 chains, thence West 60 chains,
more or lass to ths bsnk of Eitrews River, thenee
along bank of Eitrews River south to point of
commencement, containing 840 aerss more or less.
GEORGE OWEN JOHNSTON
Dated Sept. 12,1910.
Pub. Oct. 17. A. H. Johnston. Agent
Skeena Land District���District of Coast Range 5
Taka notice thst Ernestine M. Grable, married
woman of San Frsnesleo, U. S. A., occupaUon
massense, intends to apply for permission to purchase the lollowing described lands:
Commencing st a post plsnted on ths south aide
of the G. T. P. right-of-way 78 1-2 miles from
Prince Rupert on the north side of the Skeena
River, thence south 20 chains more or leaa to the
bank of ths> Skeena River, thence 80 chsins more or
Iras along the bank of the Skeena River in a northwesterly direction to the G. T. P. right-of way,
thence 60 chains more or less in an easterly direction slong the G. T. P. right-of-wsy to the point
of commencement and containing 120 acres, more
Dated'Sept. 12,1910. ERNESTINE M. GRABLE
Pub. Oet 17. A. H. Johnston. Agent
Skeana Land District���District of Cosst Range 5
Take notice that Brent U. Grable of Ssn Fran-
deos, ll. S. A., occupation sooountant, intensis to
apply for permission to purchsss the following
described lands:
Commencing at a poet planted on the south side
of the G. T. V. right-of-wsy mile 73 1-2 from Prince
Rupert on the north side of the tsksssna River, thence
south 20 chains more or loss to the bank of the Skeena Riverthence 80 chains more or teas along the
bank of the Skeens River in a northeasterly direction to the G. T. P. right-of-way, thenee 60
ehalns more or less slong the G T. P. right-of-way
in a westerly direction to the point of commencement and containing 120 acres, more or lass.
Dated Sapt. 12, 1910. BRENT II. GRABLE
Pub. Oet. 17. A. H. Johnston. Agant
Skaena Land District���District of Coast Rente 6
Take  notice that  Arthur  Henry  Johnston  of
Prince Rupert, occupsUon bailder, intends to apply
for permission to purchsse the followng described
Commencing at a post planted 20 chains eaat of
74 mile poet on the G. T. P. right-of-way on north
side of same snd Skeens River, thence 80 ehalns
north, thence 80 chains west, thenee 80 chsins
south to G. T. P. right-of-way, thence 80 chains
eaat along G. T. P. right-of-way to point of commencement and conUlning 640 acrea more or lass.
Dated Sept. 12, 1910.
ARTHUR   HENRY JOHNSTON
Pub. Oct. IT.
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HUMORISTS
4. 1
"Hurry up, Tommy!" called mother
from down-stairs. "We're late now.
Have you got your shoes on?"
"Yes, mamma���all but one."
A Republican orator concluded his
speech with the announcement that he
would be glad to answer any arguments
put forward by the other side.
An old Irish-American citizen accepted
the challenge.
"Eight years ago," he said, "they told
us to vote for Bryan an' thot we'd be
prosperous. Oi did vote for Bryan, an'
Oi've niver been so prosperous in all me
loife, an' now, begorry, Oi'm goin to
vote for him again!"
A Southerner, hearing a great commotion in his chicken-housse one dark
night, took his revolver and went to
investigate.
"Who's there?" he sternly demanded,
opening thc door.
No answer.
"Who's there?   Answer, or I'll shoot!"
A trembling voice from the farthest
corner:
'"Deed, sah, dey ain't nobody hyah
'ceptin' us chickens."
"Son, how would you like to enter a
relay event?" "Fine, dad. I was a
star at relay events in college." "So
I've heard you say. Well, your ma
is about ready to re-lay the carpeta."
A gentleman remarked to a lady
sitting next to him at a dinner, on the
usefulness of wars in one direction���
they disseminated thc knowledge of
geography. He confessed that he
himself was deplorably ignorant of the
Philippine Islands until the Spanish-
American war broke out. The lady's
face was a picture of horror. "Why,"
said she, "do* you mean to say you never
have read St. Paul's Epistle to the
Philippians?"
Mike said to Pat: "Can you tell me
the definition of the word miracle?"
"Sure," said Pat with a grin.
"Well, will you tell me?" queried
Mike.
"I'll do that," replied Pat. "Now,
just turn around."
Mike did as he was told and Pat
booted him hard.
Mike straightened up in anger.
"Did you feel that?" asked Pat with
a   chuckle.
"You bet your life I did," Mike
replied.
"Well, if you hadn't felt it, it would
have been a miracle."
NEW SCHOOL NEARLY READY
Expected to Be Open for Claaaea on
January Second
Some time ago the School Board of
Prince Rupert wrote Mr. Manson, the
member for the district, asking him to
uBe his influence to urge on the completion of the heating plant for the new
school.
News has now been received from
Hon. Thos. Taylor that the Prince
Rupert Sheet Metal Works are putting
in the ventilating system, while the government steam heating engineer, would
arrive by the next trip of the Princess
Beatrice.
Every effort is now being put forward
to have the school ready for occupation
at the beginning of the new term on
January second.
The ideal Christmas present is a
Life Insurance Policy. The Mutual
Life Insurance Company of New York
paid a Dividend of nearly 14 per cent
in 1910. See or write us for information,
plans, etc., before taking Life Insurance
with any other company. R. C. Bean.
P. 0. Box 503, 22 Thompson Building,
Phone 101, Prince Rupert, B. C.
EVENING DRESSES
Very pretty and very stylish
Price from $35 Up
CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES
In Fancy Work and Leather Goods
UNDERSKIRTS
Silks and  Taffetas  from  $5 up
HANDKERCHIEFS
In boxes, pure linen, $1.50 to $12 box
New Plaids for girls' school Dresses
New Silk  Waists
Mrs. S. Frizzell
TO THE-
Bachelor  and
Busy Housewife
Excellent Home Made
XMAS PUDDINGS
CAKES - AND - PIES
Orders taken now.   Don't forget
to give your order early  at the
IU KETTLE INN, ���Z
Parties, Dinners, Suppers Catered For.
SNAPS
LOTS
23 and 24
7
3 4
7, 8, 9, 10
1 2
BLOCK
5
16
13
36
51
SEC.
6
6
1
7
8
PRICE
$3,500 pair
2,300
12,500 pair
1,750   pair
550   pair
We have   others   on   our   lists,
but these are the   most
attractive today.
G.R. NADEN COMPANY
Limited.
Second Ave., Prince Rupert, B.C.
K.   OF.   P.   HALL   DANCE   CLUB
Popular Gathering Takes Place Every
Thursday
All who are fond of dancing should
attend the Thursday night gatherings
in the K. of P. hall in the Hc'gcraon
Block opposite F. Keeley's drug store.
From 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. instruction in
up to date dancing is given and from 9
to 12 p.m. a special dance program is
enjoyed. Gentlemen pay one dollar
for admission.   Ladies are admitted free.
Next Thursday there will bc a delicious
service of all kinds of candies and that
refreshing pink lemonade supplied by
the California Fruti company's candy
factory. (Prof. V. S. Seche). Don't fail
to come and enjoy yourself.
180-183
A Merrier Christmas than ever before,
with the Oliver Typewriter to any
member of thu family at home, or office,
as a Christmas Gift. It's useful, valuable, appropriate, welcome. You'll all
use it and like it too, because it's easy
to learn, very easy to operate. Let us
tell you about it Just write or ask
R C. Bean, 22 Thompson Building,
Phone 101. P? 0. Box 503, Prince
Rupert, B   C.
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 :: Periixlicals :: Newspapers
CIGARS   ::   TOBACCOS  ::   FRUITS
G.T.P. WHARF
Plumbing, Heating
and General  Steam  Fitting
WM. GRANT
SHIlP    llasPnsrnt ..f ll.'lsc-rrsssi.  Block
SIXTH STREET. Phono No. at
GENERAL  BLACKSMITH UND HORSESHOER
H.  McKEEN
3rd and 8th St.
Phone 59 Red
The Westholme Lumber Co.
LIMITED
First Avenue Talephone 186
-WE   HANDLE   EVERYTHING IN ���
LUMBER
PLASTER
AT $17 PER TON, DELIVERED
LIME
AT 12.40 PER BARREL, DEI IVERED
COAL
D. H. MORRISON
Builder and Contractor
Plans and specifications prepared
-E8TI MATES GIVEN -
OFFICE:    Corner 5th Ave. tV Green St.
Phone No. 228 Green
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
GRAND HOTEL
WORKING MAN'S HOME
Spring Beils, clean White Sheets  25c
Rooms 50c
BEST IN   TOWN   FOR   THE   MONET
Labour Bureau in connection
All kinds of positions _,___
funished FREE
FIRST AVE. AND SEVENTH STREET
J. GOODMAN, Praprlsler
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   8th   Sts. THE   PRINCE   RUPERT    OPTIMIST
1 Beautiful
Bl
ouses
x
Especially ordered for
the Holiday trade and
now just .to hand is a
complete range (in
prices and in sizes) of
the latest things in
Ladies' Waists. They
come in Chiffon-over-
Net, Messaline Silks,
White and Ecru Nets,
Black Nets, Stripes
and Checks in Messaline Silks, and they are
all in "smart" modish
designs.
Prices run from $3.50
to ��13.50|aach and
sixes rang* from
34 to 42.
We have also received
a complete assortment
of Ladies' laundried
embroidered Collars in
sizes 121-2 to 15, prices
26 and 35  centa.
Pboas 9 LIMITED
Fulton St. aad 3rd Asa.
FACTS ABOUT THE
KANSAS FIGHT
The prohibition question from two
different angles was so acute during
the campaign in Missouri and in Kansas
terminating with the voting on the 8th
instant as to completely overshadow
the general political issues. In Missouri
the question was as to whether prohibition would be adopted, while in
Kansas it was whether the question
should be resubmitted to the people.
Kansas has been "dry" now for almost
thirty years and thousands of ita voters
have never seen an open saloon. The
fight in that stale was an echo of the
agitation against the saloons in Missouri, a sort nl back fire to the unexpected
atrength which the Prohihitionisits developed in Missouri where the prohibition agitation has been going on
for nearly two years, and where its
leaders counted upon winning by 100,000
majority. They lost by over 150,000,
and in Kansas resubmission was successful, which indicates that the prohibition
wave has spent itself. Working under
the name of the National Association of
Manufacturers and Business Men, the
Kansas resubmissionists organized branches in every county in the state, the
first organization being in Topeka, the
capital, with Mayor J. B. Billard for
president. The reaubmissionist* came
out frankly with a declaration of principles in which they said:
"We believe that the best interest*
of the old Sunflower State will bc best
subserved by substituting a code of
strict, safe, sane regulating license laws
in place of prohibition and it will be
the purpose of this organization to
accomplish this result."
And after thirty years' trial of pro-
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You Should Wear Nothing in Prince Rupert
iBUT WOOLLEN CLOTHINGS
nr/** A ITCC   Wo0' '8 the driest clothing.    When wet with rain or preapiration it
DLvAUul!i_^(io0;, not become chilling; so the surface of the akin remains warm and
BECAUSE
dries the wet clothing as a stove would do, whereas when the cotton or
linen underwear are wet they chill the skin which then has not the heat
wherewith  to dry  the clothing.
Wool is the most comfortable clothing; whereas linen and cotton readily
take up and retain the moisture and mal-odor exhaled by the skin, wool
lets  these  matters   pass   away.
BUT THE GARMENTS MUST BE MADE OF PURE WOOL
The Jaeger Company maintain a laboratory for testing, scientifically, the purity of Woolen
materials by the Company's own analyst, a qualified chemist.
The Jaeger Name and Trade Mark guarantee Pure Wool in place of mixtures containing
cotton or other adulterants. �� They also guarantee that Jaeger Stockinet Underwear has only undyed natural wool in place of that dyed to resemble the well
known Jaeger "natural" color.
Jaeger's Ladies' Sweaters are all pure wool, and for style, fit and finish are unequalled by
any  other sweater on  the  market.
Jager's Baby's Clothing haa been designed on the latest and moat approved hygenic principles and in accordance with the suggestions of Mrs. Ada S. Ballin, Ed-
itreaa of  "Baby."
Jaeger's Coat Sweaters, Waistcoats, Smoking Jackets, Dressing Gowns, Shirts, Mufflers,
Etc., for Men cannot be surpassed for style and comfort
We have a large Assortment of Jaeger goods in stock. Call and see them or write for
Price List and book on "Health Culture" which we shall be pleased to mail free.
OUR PRICES ARE THE SAME AS IN MONTREAL
riD
SCHREIBER & COMPANY, Limited
Sole Agents in Prince Rupert. Head of Centre Street.
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Mining Stock Advances
The HAZELTON NINE MILE MINING CO., LTD.. (non-personal liability) hereby advance
the price of their stock from 20 to 25 cents per share.
As previously announced this company's treasury is in such good shape that development work
can be taken care of until May 1st next on the proceeds of the 15 and 20 cent sales. The owners of
this property are poor men, but they don't propose to sell any more stock for prices less than the
merits justify. If you are wide awake to the conditions of Nine Mile Mountain you are aware
that the ore bodies are large and that values are uniformly four times as high as in any other
Northern B. C. camp. We venture to state that dividends will be paid in this district first for that
very reason.
We have just arranged to place the stock in Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle at 25 cents and in
the hands of hustling agents who will give the property the publicity due it. MARK THIS WELL.
NINE MILE PROPERTIES SO FAR ARE ALL WINNERS, and good honest development work is
being done, and a sharp advance in shares is inevitable in the early spring. Why every other person
you mention "Hazelton'" to right now speaks of going up the river on the first boat. Do you know
what all this portends? If you have been through one good mining boom you have no need to ask.
The old boomer gets a "hunch" and tries to get an early start and the business man kicks himself
because he didn't move that stock of goods earlier and the result is one big stampede.
TAKE YOUR "HUNCH" NOW. This LEAD KING is dirt cheap at twenty-five cents and you
had better buy it while it suits your purse. You know what happens when everybody wants to buy
it.   Make a 25 per cent, deposit and we will reserve stock for you.
The F. T. Bowness Brokerage Co.
Dawson Block Phone 77 FISCAL AGENTS
hibition (which surely is a fair teat) the
people of Kansas endorsed this policy,
which is the plan which British Columbia
is now working so satisfactorily.
During the late campaign in Missouri,
the Prohibitionists went after undecided
men in what were known aa parlor
campaigns. Little parties of half a
dozen neighbors with their wives would
walk into the homes of men whose
attitude was doubtful. Usually they
took luncheon along, like the old-time
"surprise party." In many cases the
wife was a party to the "surprise."
The evening would be spent socially
and somebody incidentally bring up the
prohibition question.    Thc "surprisee"
I would And  his neighbors all for prohibition, and usually promised to vote
' the same way himself before the party
j broke up.
C. T. P. REPAIR SHOPS
Substantial   Building   Near   Wharf
Going up Fast
.Steady progress is being made with
the substantial locomotive and repair
shops being erected on the Q. T. P.
railway yards behind Messrs. Foley,
Welch & Stewart's offices. With its
rows of massive uprights and heavy
timbers  the   building  begins  to  look
throughly like big prosperous railway
business, and augurs well for the days
ahead.
The Ladies' Guild of the Anglican
Church held a most successful sale of
useful ami pretty articles yesterday
afternoon. The various booths were
well patronized and on which attratced
considerable attention was the Toy
Booth where the caricatures of the
different members of the City Council
were to be seen and they were a source
of great amusement to the grown-ups
as well as to the children. A goodly
sum of money wbs realized for the good
work which the Guild has charge of.
THE
SUCCESSFUL MAN
Is wise BEFORE the
event
He  insures  BEFORE the   ���
hre and takes out a policy   "
on hia Ufa for th-T^   |
tectum of his wife and
tamily and business in-
terests BEFORE it is too
late.
THE
Unsuccessful Man
Is wise AFTER the event
He insures AFTER the fire
and puts off makin|- pro-
vision for his wife and
family and business interests until something
has happened which prevents him getting insurance.
Call now and examine our
Life, Accident and Fire
Policies, and get our rates
F. B. DEACON
OFFICE:    Aid* Block. Stitk Stmt
OrKN EVENINGS
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PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER
G. T. P. INN
PHONE 95
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i CITIZENS' LEAGUE;
The lirst meeting of the Anti-
Scott Act Campaign will be   I
held in the
Mclntyre Hall
-ON-
| Thurs. Evening, Dec. 8
At 8 p. m.
THOMAS DUNN will Preside
The meeting will be addressed by
Mr. WM. BLAKEMORE
Editor of The Week. Virions
And other G.'iitl.'mon
Musical I'rognim will I"' l"""v
IADIES   WEICOME
"ood have MHOa aWssTst
ids-d I
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[LAND PURCHASE NOTICE^
Csssisr Und *t****dLm\%m*m\mltm
Rupart, B. C, occupation stark, ' ��flg
for Mftnsasion to purchsse lh' ">����
'"clm-cln, .. I pJ&Stfm
northerly direction ,nn\&,',,��Mn Crmk. th*"
south 80 chsins. thenee ***�� ��5 ��� part
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Pub. Oet. 26. winno ���*
Om.neea Und ^^lnrTof?^Z
Take notico Bj^�����27n, nsi. Wtfflfl
art. uceupatlon Conlrsc <>r.'' dwnW
pert, uccupstlon Contractor.in tgm
prrmlaaiod to purchsae   he     ���       ��� ��*��
'ea 20 chains north thenc'- �� ,������,,��.
ca 10 ���ehslns south. HJT ^^nrm""-
"f Skcna Rlv��r to P��'"*,��*. ���
r   . "-       avoirs* Of   'r"    '   . .      .-L-r.C
Buttsfte-.tsa H.vs-s '"""""..
conValnlnsr 100 screa. more or le'^ ch,���,��
Dstesl Oct. 14. 1M0 '>*���
Pub. Oct. 28

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