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During June
$1.50 a Year
Ptinu Unpttt
Job Printing
In all Lines
Published Twice a Week
PRINCE RUPERT, B.  C,  FRIDAY,  JUNE   24,   1910
Price, Five Cents
NO. 3
Norton Frewen, of London, Values Lots
In This City Very
Financiers  Fight  for Possession  of
Valuable Lund in This
There is before the Supreme Couri
In Vancouver a case which has
peculiar interest to this city it lq
that in which Moreton Frewen, of
London, frtks damages for au alleged breaking of a contract made by
him with the G. T. P. or wita President Hays, by which 1,000 lots in
this city were to go to Mr. Frewen
The case is being argued befor.
Chief Justice Hunter. An adjournment of the case was made necessary
until Monday next awaiting the arrival from Winnipeg of the reserve
price lists.
The case tends to show that
Prince Rupert lots are held in high
esteem in the financial centres. Mr.
Frewen is himself one of the most
noted financiers in England. He
had interested with him such capitalists as Sir Edgar Vincent and J.
Hayes Hammond.
Moreton Frewen, „ capitalist of
London, and a former director of the
G. T. P., brings the action against
Charles M. Hays, president of the
G. T. P. and the G. T. P. Town and
Development Company. The sum of
$3,000,000 is claimed as damages as
an alternative of the specific performance of an agreement for the selection and purchase of 1,000 lots in
the townsite of Prince Rupert. An
Injunction and a lis pendens is applied for, so that the property in
question may be effectually tied up.
Mr. Frewen first sets up a verbal
agreement made in 1906, which was
that, in consideration of the plaintiff's services in advertising Prince
Rupert and Interesting capital, he
was to have the privilege, as soon as
the survey of the townsite was completed, of selectii.g 1,000 lots at u
price of $75 a lot—six lots to the
acre—the plaintiff to have the advice
of the defendant in making such
purchase, one-third of the purchase
money to be paid in cash and two-
thirds to be secured by mortgage.
In the alternative, the plaintiff
sets up an agreement, contained in
two letters In 1908, under which the
plaintiff would purchase 1,000 lots
in the Prince Rupert townsite, at a
price to be fixed by the officials of
the G. T. P. railway or the Grand
Trunk Town & Development Company (less 25 per cent) such price
to be in no event any higher than
the price at which the public would
be asked to buy, the defendants to
aid in the selection of the lots.
Damages for breach of the verbal
agreement are claimed amounting to
$3,000,000. For the breach of the
alternative second agreement set up,
damages amounting to $1,500,000
are asked.
The defendants, it is further
claimed, refused to sell except at
prices corresponding with the highest prices paid by the public at the
auction sales in Vancouver and Victoria, and to disclose to the plaintiff
the prices that had been decided upon by the officials.
In the statement of defence, it Is
denied that there was any- agreement between C. M. Hays and More-
ton Frewen; that if there was, it
had been broken by the plaintiff. In
the alternative they set out that the
plaintiff was given sixty days in
which to signify his acceptance of
1,000 lots and he declined to accept.
Davis, Marshall and Macneill are
solicitors for the plaintiff, and Mc-
Phlllips, Tll'fen and Laursen appear
for the defendants.
M. K. Rodgers, of Seattle, Was HeVe
On Way to Observatory Inlet
M. K. Rodgers, the well known
mining man of Portland Canal, arrived in the city on the last trip of
the Prince Rupert from his home In
Seattle. He was on his way to inspect his properties now being worked on Ooservatory Inlet.
Mr, Rodgers, who is still interested in the Nickel Plate mine at Hedley
reports that that mine Is now giving excellent returns.
With respect to the Portland
Canal district he recalled that facl
that in 1903 he secured practically
all the properties for the Daly Interests, but they were not kept by them
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Wht- has just  relinquished command of the Mediterranean j
Energetic Hove to Make It a Suecess—
Outlying Districts Asked to
Committee  Named   to   Look   After
Different Features Connected
With the Show
The committee of the Board of
Trade having in hand the question
of holding a fall fair here, are pushing matters energetically. At a recent meeting, P. G. Dawson was
elected chairman, and G. W. Nicker
son, secretary. A. J. Morris and J.
H. Thompson were named a committee to select a place »» which to hold
the show which is to be representative of the district.
In order to stimulate interest in
the outlying districts a committee
was named of residents in these different places who will be asked to
arrange to have exhibits sent. The
committee consists of Mr. Sharp.
Port Simpson; Mr. Frizzell, Port
Essington; Mr. Harry Smith, Stewart; Mr. W. Patterson, Kitselas; Mr.
Hicks Beach, Hazelton; Mr. McNeill,
Aldermere; Mr. Martin, Masset; Rev.
Mr. Marsh, Kitsumkalum; Mr. Chris-
tianson, Bella Coola; Mr. A. Sevart,
Jedway; Mr. Young, Queen Charlotte City, and Mr. J. Morgan, Lock-
The adjourned meeting is to ba
held at 8 o'clock Monday evening in
the Mining Exchange room.
Three Lose Their Lives ill Waskuisoo
Creek at Red  Deer
Hector  Charlton    Now    Admits  Ho
Threw Body of Wife Into Lake
(Special to The Journal.)
Hoboken, June 24.—Hector Charlton, arrested on the steamer from
the Mediterranean, has confessed
that he killed his wife and threw
her body into a lake in Italy.
Vancouver, June 24—T. A., *
Selfe shot himself in his *
hotel yesterday. *
Sir Wilfrid   Replies   to   Statements
Made by Political Leader
(Special to The Journal.)
Ottawa, June 24.—Sir Wilfrid
Laurier denies the charge of Hon. R.
Rogers charging the trafficking in
judgeships, and demanding ten
thousand dollars for the campaign
fund as the price of an appointment
to a vacancy on the Manitoba bench.
Committees Named to Carry Out the Details in   Connection
With the First of July Fete—A Good Start Made
in Connection With the Programme.
Prince Rupert is to celebrate Dominion Day in royal style this year.
Last evening a most enthusiastic
meeting was held in the court house
for the purpose of organizing for the
day's sports. The attendance was
good and the committees having
been appointed, went right to work
and made considerable progress before dispersing in the direction
of carrying out the arrangements.
Dr. Mclntyre presided last evening, and was elected permanent
chairman of the central committee,
with C. H. Orme, secretary-treasurer.
There   was  no   time    wasted     in
formalities, but the meeting at once
got right down to business. F. Dawson was able to report that when
collections were made for the May
24 celebration , it was distinctly
understood that any funds left over
would go to the Dominion Day
sports. There was a sum of about
$200 on hand from that source.
A subscription list was circulated
in the meeting and $295 additional
raised. Today the finance committee is busy pushing the subscription
list throughout the city.
Committees were appointed last
nirrlit  as   follows,   the   first    named
\V. M. McLaughlin, of Cross &
llclliwell, accountants, Vancouver,
is opening a set of books for the city
of  Prince Rupert.
The city council has refused the
request from J. S. Beaubien to open
a confectionery stand on the corner
of Second  avenue and  Sixth street.
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A scow brought down from J
Albin's camp at Mile 30 overturned
in the harbor on Wednesday night
through being moored on too short
a line to allow for the fall of the
tide. There were over $1,500 worth
of materials lost from the scow.
The Majestic Theatre opened last
evening to crowded houses. Tin)
building Is very comfortably arranged and the film were excellent
Special interest attached to the latd
King's pictures, while the aeropland
manoeuvres were excellently displayed.
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(Special to The Journal.)
Toronto, June 24—It is found that
a  large  part of the  fortune  left   by
Prof, doldwin Smith will be devoted
lished through the medium of Cor
neil     University    with  which   Prof.
Smith   was for so long Identified.
His late hQme "The Grange," will.
to furthering the union of the Anglo-  II Is unil-istdDd,   go   to   the city ol
Saxon  race.    This  is  to  be  accom-  Toronto for lubllc purposes.
in each case being the chairman of
lie committee:—
Decoration—L. J. Miller, L. Crip-
pen, James Thompson, M. O'Reilly,
E. H. Mortimer, J. D. Allen.
Aquatic sports—Dr. Tremayne, R.
Pitcarin, R. S. Ross, W. A. Petti-
grew, Capt. Robinson, Capt. Babing-
t'on, F. Davis.
Land sports—W. D. Gillnior, C.
H. Orme, F. G. Bownass, R. W. Cameron, .Dr. McNeill, W. H. Vickers.
Finance—V. W. Smith, A. T. Morris, II. F. McRae, Dr. Tremayne,
Robert Ross, J. G. Weston, F. S.
Music—L. Crippen, W. R. White-
ly,  W.  D.  Gillmor.
Advertising and programme—G.
W.  Nickerson, J.  B.  Roerig.
Transportation—II. F. McRae, O.
H. Nelson, J. A. kn-Kpatrlck, A. E.
Reception—Mayor Stork, members
of the City Council, L. Crippen, B.
W. Browne, C. Halsey, D. G. Stewart.
Parade—J. Beatty, J. B. Roerig,
II. II. Clarke, ,1. S. Weston, J. Lindsay.
It was decided that the chairmen
of the various committees, together
with the chairman and secretary,
should constitute the central executive. At a meeting of this body later
the question of the arrangement of
tin1 programme was discussed ;it
Borne length, and preliminary appropriations were made to the differ en I
As a resull of the discussion, it is
likely that the forenoon, siartinn at
o o'clock, will in' devoted to the
aquatic sports on tin- harbor. At 1 -
o'clock the parade will be held,
prizes being offered for the best decorated floats, etc., and about two
o'clock in tin- afternoon, the land
sports will be put on. It is probable
that the land sports win be put on
on Second avenue between seventh
and eighth streets. The question of
putting tip seating accommodation
was left to the committee to investigate.
The prizes will be in tlie form of
trophies which in most cases will not
In- won outright, but will be held for
one year only, to be competed tor the
following year.
Tin' committee felt very sanguine
thai with judicious advertising there
would In' 11 large attendance from
outside points,
(Special to The Journal)
Red Deer, une 24.—Alan Simpson, aged eight, was drowned in
Waskaisoo Creek yesterday. Two
boys named Jackson, lost their liveB
in swimming to help him.
Son of King George Formally Given
Ancient Title
(Special to The Journal)
London, June 24.—King George
has formally created his eldest son,
the Duke of Cornwall, Prince of
Wales. The heir was sixteen years
old yesterday.
.Airship Carrying Several Passengers
Enters Upon Regular Service
(Special to The Journal)
Frederickshaver, June 24:—Count
Zeppelin's dirigible Deutschland
sailed to Dusseldorf yesterday with
ten passengers and crew, it is the
intention to make this a regular service. The trip was entirely satisfactory.
It. O.   Wins Jinny  .Medals at  Sportsmen's Exhibition at Vienna
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, June.24.—According to a
despatch from Warburton Pike, the
big game hunter who Is representing British Columbia at the Sportsmen's Exhibition in Vienna, the province has made a good showing. A
brief despatch from him says British
Columbia   took   six   gold   medals  out
or tiie total of twenty-six,
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city Council's Work   Last   Evening
Was Largely informal
Tiie time of the coum ii last eve-
ning was largely spenl in consideration ui' various bylaws in committee,
Tenders lor some necessary prlnt-
"il stationery was opened and referred to the finance committee for
In connection with this tender,
Aid. Pattullo suggested that in future letters marked tenders should
not he opened except in open council
or by the committee named for the
purpose. This was acquiesced in li>,
the remainder of the council, and in
future the regular system pursued in
all such matters will be followed.
The bylaw setting forth the duties
of the city clerk and assessor was
Introduced and read a first time on
motion of Aid. Pattullo.
Aid. Illldltch gave notice of his
Intention to Introduce a bylaw setting forth the duties of the health
Friday, June 24, 1910
Interior of the Province is Being Surveyed  by Companies This
New   Hull'I,   Columbia   in   ill I nil I In-
Territory i-'or Corporations
.\t Present
New  ihiiIhIi i'iiIiiiiiIiIii appears to
in- the ohjeotlve polni for moal ol the
transportation schemes   now    being
launched  In  the province,    The In
uiHiim of thai iiiiItorj by the 0, T,
I'   una l ii followed by n desire on
tin- pari <>t other corporations Lo
divide the traffic which mual arise.
Tim iiiisi Informed transportation
men In Brltlah Columbia today are
ready to make the prophesy thai no
sooner will the ii. r p, in- a com
pleted line in Prince Rupert than
others of the greal railway Hues will
be seeking terminals on tins harbor also. it win become, they suy,
the second great pun of the British
Columbia Paolflo Coast, Vanoouver
being the central port of the south
and Prlnoe Rupert of the north,
Just us Heat iii! and San Francisco divide iiui trade on the United States
Two locating survey fiarthiH are
now  ill the Hold on the route of the
British Columbia & Alaska Railway
Company between Lytton, on the
main lino of the C. P, It., and Fort
George,     Each     of  these   parties  Is
composed of seventeen men,   one is
working north from Lytton, and Hie
other Houth from Fort George,
it is the intention to have two
more looatlng parties at work north
of Fort George this summer, One
of these will work north out of Fort
George, while the other will work
south frqni Hazelton on the Skeena
These are the statements of I.. M.
in™, of L. M. Rice ^ Co,, Seattle, engineers of the railway.
There is a possibility that the main
line of the railway may run north
from Ashcroft, Instead or front Lytton. Various coiiHldcratIons niuy Influence the company In thus changing the route of the southerly portion of Hie main Hue.
The company was Incorporated ut
the last session of (.... provincial legislature and empowered to build a
Hue of standard gauge railway from
a point at or near Lytton, thence following the valley of the Friiser river,
through l.lllooet to a point at or near
Fort George. From that point the
tine   will   follow   the   valley   of   the
Stuart River, Stuart Luke, and the
Titcla and Middle Rivers to Taola
Lake by way of Fort Connolly, thence
Rivers to Telegraph Creek.
From the last mentioned point the
(allowing   the   Skeenea and Stikine
Hue Will follow generally the projected route of the railway to the
Yukon   which     Mackenzie    &     Mann j
would hint, built before the bloom
was off the Klondike rush had the
senate  of  Canada  permitted.
Prom Telegraph Creek the railway
route  Will   lead   to  Tcsliu   Lake  and
to the Yukon River rta the Hoota-
tinu.ua. The charter granted by the
provincial legislature carries the
road only to the northern boundary
it British Columbia, of course, and it
will be necessary tor the company
to secure a Dominion charter empowering construction through the
Yukon. At the next session ..I the
federal parliament a charter tor construction In that part ol tin- coin-
try will be applied tor. The railway will reach north Into Alaska,
but the route in that territory will
not be determined tor some time; it
will probably  take    the    engineers
three  or   four   seasons   to   look   Over
the ground there.
The  furnishing  of  transportation
facilities to the great valleys paralleling and lying to the west of the
backbone of tbe continenl has
broughl about the upbuilding of the
Pacific slope commercially, financially and In population. This has been
i he history of the country to the
south or tbe boundary iinu in Washington, Oregon and California, and
I here  will  lie a  repetition  of the ex-
perlence of those states in British
Columbia when the valleys crossing
the country from north to south are
opened by railways, One of these
developing roads win be the British
Columbia « Alaska Railway, according to Hie promoters.
Tbe British   Columbia   &   Alaska
Railway Company is being financed
by NeVi   Vorlt capital.
Capt, Blrdwblstle, secretary ol
the Dominion Rifle Association, bas
boen appointed general secretary toi
the Dominion of Canada branch ot
General Baden-Powell's hoy soouts
The work tor some time has been
looked after by Lord Lanesborough
military  secretary   to   his  excellency
Tin- movement is becoming more
general and Dominion and provincial oounolls me being appointed to
look after ttie work.
The Chinese imperial government
has recently ordered trqin a well
known German Arm or ship builders
a battleship to cost $1,050,000. According to the report of the decision
of the Chinese authorities, It Is stated that it was only after considerable opposition from various sources
the Duke Tsnu Tse refusing to acquiesce to the proposal that the efforts put forth by Prince Tsal Usum
prevailed, and the sum of $5,000,000
taels  was appropriated  tor  the purchase ot  the  war vessel.
Warm Welcome Accorded Prince Albert
on Her Initial
People of Mussel    Present   Captain
Ami Officers  With  An
Construction work on the National Transcontinental railway has
made gootl progress In the past year,
according to the figures of the annual report tor the fiscal year ending
March in
To the end of December, 918
miles ot track were laid, and lu the
intervening period 199 miles. Sixty-
three per cent of the railway work
is now finished and 4 5 pet cent of
the   bridging.
The expenditure   is   $71,887,993,
of which $58,250,000 was Spent In
grading, $7,20 1,00(1 on rails, $8,-
237,038 iii engineering and expenses.   On the Winnipeg workshops the
outlay   has  been   $485,000.
Plans  For Training   the   Canadian
Xuvy   ut   Halifax
Admiral Kiugsmtll, of the Canadian naval service, will leave [or
England on July I lu connection with
the work Of the naval academy at
Halifax. lie estimates that temporary auarters will be secured for
the first year, during which time the
college building will be erected.
It is proposed to open the school
with a class of thirty cadets, whose
qualifications will be determined by
competitive examination under the
civil service commission. The examination will be adapted to the
qualifications Of the average boy of
16  iti high school.
The cadets will take a two years'
course In college for which they will
be charged $500. They will then
spend two years at sea as midshipmen, receiving $2 a day, out Of
which they will provide their uniforms ami mess.
At the cud of a four years' course
they will be commissioned as sublieutenants and receive $'i a day.
The people  nl   the different  points
on Queen charlotte islands appreciate the service that the G. T. P.
has pui mi between Prince Rupert
mid 1 iiai Important pan or New
iiriilHii Columbia. The steaming into
the different porta of'the Prince Al-
li-'il 011 her IIihI trip was made the
occasion of it warm reception somewhat similar  lo   the arrival   ol     lliu
Prince Ruperl here.
As u evidence of the way In which
the Prince Allien Is regarded by
the different ports on the IslnnilH
I he 10II0H in)', address presented to
the captain and officers at Masset la
given, The address was as follows: —
"To the Captain, Officers and
Crew, Grand Trunk Paolflo steamship
Prince Albort, on the Initial trip to
Mussel,   II.   C.
"Gentlemen:—on  this auspicious
occasion, marking another milestone
in the march of progress in this
glorious province, we welcome to our
shores the tlrst steamship of the
Grand Trunk Pacific line, which will
aid so materially in the up-building
not only of our province, but of this
suction which, up to the present has
been so little known to the outside
At the present stage In history, the
undeveloped section's of our broad
Dominion are attracting the attention of the settler and capitalist. No
portion tun otter belter advantages
than the Queen Charlotte group of
Islands, which are rich In minerals,
llsh, arable land, coal, oil, asplial-
tuin and all that is required to build
up large and prosperous communities.
Within eighty miles of the terminus or the great transcontinental
railway, we have u climate similar
to tin- five hundred miles to the
south. The soil is tit to produce all
that is required for the markets of
the cities along the line; in our waters are twenty-seven varieties of tlsh
which will be caught and sent out
to the world from cold storage
plants; fruits and flowers grow In
abundance. Our coal lands are now
being exploited. Iron and gold deposits are being taken from our
black sands; free-milling ore and
placer gold mines are being opened
UPl cattle roam at will all the year
round; tarm hinds await the plow;
timber for local use and export we
have in abundance; schools and
churches and the enforcement of law
and order are the pride of our small
communities. The rivers and streams
with a number of lakes, afford the
tourist and sportsman an opportunity
to visit the Islands and view the
grand valleys and mountains and secure game of every  variety.
We trust the weekly service of the
Grand Trunk Pacific company will
soon give place to a daily steamer
between Prince Rupert and Masset.
We wish you to look upon our residents as friends, ready at all times
to greet you. and those who visit the
Island, and to render all the aid In
our power to advance the interests
of all concerned in the development
of the natural resources which will
mean so much for those already on
the Queen Charlotte group ot Islands, and the thousands who will,
We hope in the near future, make
their homes with us In this, the fairest section of tbe province of British Columbia."
The greeting was slgued by:—
H. Bdenshaw, R. H. Purdy, u. F
Wear mouth, Geo.   Dawkln,    p,  Van
Hull, G. B. Harrison, E. Anderson,
C. Soverson, M. J. Hughes, Ole
Gamble, Chus. M. Wilson, Wm. Matthews, Peter Hill and A. M. Miller,
comprising the committee; and
James Martin, Chas. Harrison,
Thomas DeaHy, J. A. McDonald, William Hogan. James Martin, G. S.
Mayer, K. W. Einger, A. Orr, A. Ives,
Alex Johnson, Prank Meldon, Walter
Cross, Ole Anderson, A. Ross Fraser,
C. Harrison, E. L. Cochran, Alfred
Adams, C.C., W. A. Hall, C. C. Bal-
hlser, H. E. and A. Van Stanley.
Exhibition in London is Being Held
In Show Adulations  r-.nl
London exchanges contain much
thai is interesting regarding the
Pure Food Exhibition recently opened, lu one of the sections of tho
exhibition are shown various means
of adulterating food and drink. No
0110 would over thing of eating size.
Yet hundreds and thousands of children eal Is dally. Cheap sweets of
the variety known as "gums" are
made of ordinary glue size. Size Is
used to stiffen liquorice, which Is
also colored with lamp black and
thickened with chalk and starch.
Not only are the bright colors of
the sweets so dear to children produced by the use of coal-tar dyes,
but the flavorings are obtained by
the use of al sorts of dangerous compounds. The enticing "pear"' flavor
Is the result of treating rotten
cheese with sulphuric acid and bichromate  of  potash!
The hawthorn, the willow, tho
poplar, the beech, plane, elm, oak,
etc., are admirable trees lu a landscape, but one would prefer not to
drink brews made of their leaves.
Yet hundreds and thousands do
daily. Cheap teas often consist to
a large extent of them. Chicory Is
supopsed to be a legitimate adulterant of coffee, but "chicory" so-called often consists of scorched beans,
pens and roasted roots, and in the
slums and as supplied for ships'
stores even of scorched and dried
liver, often of an unclean character.
Acid is not a nice drink. Of
thirty samples of vinegar bought in
the open market and analysed for the
committee of the exhibition only two
were found to be absolutely free
from sulphuric acid. The exposure
of the fakes and frauds of the unscrupulous, though an interesting
is by no means the principal, part
of the exhtbtion. The contrast is
supplied on the stands of many well-
known firms, where jam, potted
meats, pickles, sweets, mineral
waters, and innumerable other
things which people eat and drink
every day, and about the absolute
purity of which there is no manner
of doubt, are displayed.
Sir Robert Evan Kyft'en Thomas
the proprietor of the Register, the
Observer and the Evening Journal
and a grandson of the founder of the
Register, has died in Adelaide.
South Australia. He was a delegats
to the imperial press conference in
London a year ago and visited Canada on his way to England. He was
knighted  in  January  last.
Seventeen Cents a Day
Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladies
Everything Clean aud Tasty
Prices Reasonable
This amazing offer—the NEW
A DAY—Is open to everybody, every
It's our new and immensely popular plan of selling Oliver Typewriters on little easy payments. The
abandonment of longhand In favor
of clean, legible, beautiful type
writing, is the next great step in
human progress
Already—in all lines of business
and In all professions—the use of
pen and Ink is largely restricted to
the writing of signatures.
Business Colleges and High
Schools, watchful of the trend of
public sentiment, are training a
vast army of young people In the
use   of  Oliver  Typewriters.
The prompt and generous response
of The Oliver Typewriter Company
to the world-wide demand for universal typwrlting, gives tremendous
Impetus  to  the  movement.
The American Oliver, with the
largest sale of any typewriter In existence, was the logical machine to
take the Initiative in bringing about
the universal use of typewriters. It
always  leads.
Atlantic Steamship
Second  Avenue,  near Seventh Street
And the possession of an American Typewriter enables you to earn
money to finish paying for the machine.
Mechanical   Advantages
The American Oliver is the most
highly perfected typewriter on the
market—hence its 100 per cent efficiency.
Among its scores of conveniences
—the  Balance  Shift
—the Ruling Device
—the  Double   Release
—the  Locomotive  Base
—the Automatic  Spacer
—the Automatic Tabulator
—the   Disappearing   Indicator
—the  Adjustable   Paper-fingers
—the Scientific Condensed Keyboard
Service  Possibilities
The American Oliver Typewriter
turns out more work—of better
quality and greater variety—than
any other writing machine. Simplicity, strength, ease of operation
and visibility are the cornerstones of
its towering supremacy in
—Card-Index Work
—Tabulated Reports
—Follow-up  Systems
' —Manifolding   Service
—Addressing   Envelopes
—Working on Ruled Forms
—Cutting Mimeograph Stencils.
Can   you   spend 17 Cents   a Day   to
better  advantage  than  iu  the
purchase of this wonderful machine?
Write for Special Easy-Payment
Proposition, or see
Prince Rupert A*ent
General   Offices:    Oliver   Typewriter
Building,  Chicago,  HI.
Through tickets and excursion
rates to
England, France, Germany,
and all
Scandinavian Ports.
Call or write for rates to any
part of the world. I am also
agent for all American steamers
to and from Prince Rupert;
Northern Pacific Railway; Alaska Pacific Express.
General Steamship and Railway
Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Northern Steamship Co.
of British Columbia.
The Steamer
Sails From
Victoria 1st and 15th
And From
Vancouver 2nd and  16th
each montn.    Carrying general
freight, gasoline and explosives.
The service will be augmented
by the first-class Passenger
Sailing Weekly
For further particulars apply
at the Company's office
Cor. Water and Cordova Sts., Vancouver
Union Steamship Co'y
of B.C. Ltd.
The new Steel Passenger Steamer
PRINCE RUPERT every Sunday at 9 a.m. for Vancouver,
arriving Monday afternoon.
For Stewart City on arrival from
Vancouver Friday night.
Northbound, leaves Vancouver
Wednesdays at 9 p.m.
Steerage Tare $5.00
The "Camosun" is the only steamer
on the run having water-tight bulkheads and double liottom, thus ensuring safety of passengers in case of
coTlissionor wreck.
J. H. ROGERS,   Ticket Agent
Canadian Pacific  R'y
Steamera leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle
Princess Beatrice, every Monday at 1 p.m.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday morning.
Steamera leove Vancouver
Princess Beatrice every Thursday night.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday night at 11
A Good Chance to Replenish Your Home
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The work of the mines branch of
the department of mines, of which
Hon. W. Templeman, the representative of this district, is minister, has
been arranged for the ensuing season
as follows:—
The fuel testing plant in Ottawa
is to be operated under the direction
of B. P. Haanel, for the purpose of
experimentation and demonstration.
A second producer, suitable for lignite and bituminous coal is to be installed at the plant. The government peat bog at Alfred is to be
operated for a period of about uiree
months to demonstrate the latest
process of manufacturing air dried
peat. Several thousand tons will be
produced during the present season.
Part of the peat fuel produced will
be shipped to Ottawa for use In tho
peat-gas producer plant now Installed, and part will be sold in the)
neighborhood for domestic use. The
operation of the plant at the bog,
which is open to public inspection, Is
under the direction of A. Anrep.
The investgiatlon of peat bogs in
Canada, to ascertain their extent and
to determine the quality and quantity of peat available, will be continued by A. Anrep after the operating plant at Alfred is closed down
for the season.
The iron ore deposits in the vicinity of Bathurst, N. B., will be investigated and additional magnetic surveys made by Einar Lindeman. Mr.
Lindeman will also visit the magnetic sand areas on the north shore
of  the  St.  Lawrence.
The iron ore deposits of the Nic-
taux Torbrook basin in Nova Scotia
will be surveyed magnetically by
Howells Frechette.'
The investigation of peat bogs in
sources of Canada will be continued
by Dr. A. Vv, G. Wilson. This season's
work will be carried on in Ontario
and in the Maritime provinces.
Commercial processes for utilizing
the sulphur contents of pyrite ores
are to be investigated with the object of preparing a special bulletin
on the subject. Pyrite burning is
of special importance at the present
time with respect both to the sulphite pulp industry and to the preparation of mineral fertilizers. This
work is to be undertaken by Dr. A.
W. G. Wilson in the autumn.
The investigation of the molybdenum deposits of Canada will be continued by Dr. T. L. Walker for the
purpose of completing and publishing a monograph on the subject.
A Bpecial report on the building
and ornamental stones of Ontario!
Is to be prepared by Dr. William A.
Parks. This report is to be the first
of a series of monography on the
building materials of Canada.
A second edition of the monograph
on mica, for which there is a constant demand, is to be prepared by
Hugh de Schmidt.
An ore dressing plant for experimental investigation into methods ot
concentrating certain iron ores is to
be installed at the testing plant In
Ottawa by G. C. Mackenzie.
Plants where explosives are manufactured and stored in Canada are
to be visited by Joseph G. S. hud-
An Invitation has been Issued
through the home secretary of Great
Britain to Capt. A. P. H. Desborough
to visit Canada to consult with the
government with regard to the regulation of the manufacture and storage of explosives and with respect to
the establishment of an explosives
testing station.
Officers of the division of mineral
resources and statistics will visit
mining districts in various parts of
the Dominion for the purpose of collecting statistics of mineral production and of securing information of
general Interest relating to the mining Industry, including a record of
new and recent developments, and
data as to character of ores and products, prices, markets, and tlemand
for various mineral products.
F. W. Harbord, London, Eng., Is
to investigate and report on recently Invented processes in Europe for
the production of Bpelter and zinc
Experts are to be engaged to investigate and experiment for the purpose of attempting to develop a process or processes for the utilization
of the zinc ores of Canada In the
production of zinc and zinc products
in Canada.
A special expert is to be engaged
to Investigate metallurgical problems of economic Importance. The
plant of the school of mines at
Kingston has been placed at the service of the mines branch for this
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Subscribers to The Journal during
the month of June will be charged
only $1.60, which entitles them to
the  semi-weekly  for  a  whole year.
One of the first results of the investigations of the Conservation
Commission appointed by the Dominion government is seen in a recent decision to place a reserve of
land on the eastern side of the
The order in council passed reserves from settlement the entire
eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains from the international boundary northward to the fifty-fourth
parallel of latitude.
This reserve will be administered
entirely with a view to the proper
utilization and reproduction of the
forest, the protection of the water
supply of the prairie provinces and
other related objects.
The total area of the district under
reserve is about 14,400 square
miles, equal to two-thirds that of
Nova Scotia and over seven-eighths
that of Vancouver Island. The
width of the strip set aside varies
from ten to thirty miles from the
international boundary up to the
latitude of Calgary and from there
northward widens out to from thirty
to fifty miles.
Adjoining this to the south Is an
area of 1,400 square miles similarly
reserved by the United States government, and known as Glacier National  Pork.
Of the areas reserved In Canada
Hocky Mountains Park, area 4,500
square   miles;   Jasper   Forest   Park,
area 5,000 square miles, and Water-
ton Lakes Park, 54 square miles in
extent, have been reserved for some
time. The area now put under reserve for the first time is thus 4,850
square miles (3,199,800 acres).
The lands included in the tract
are for the most part elevated and
rocky and generally unsuited for
agriculture. They are covered to a
large extent by forest, which is of
great value for the suply of wood
and lumber to the prairie country
It is not intended to withdraw
the resources of the area from use,
and the use of the timber, minerals,
stone and other building materials,
etc.,  under certain  specified  restric
tions, will not only be allowed but
encouraged. For hunting and trapping it will be necessary to have a
The I'nion Bank is opening a
branch at Hazelton. Already the
safe and other fittings have gone forward. E. K, Strathy, manager of
the local branch of the bank here,
recently returned from a trip up the
rivet' when he made arrangements
for a site. Mr. Little, for some time
accountant at the branch in this city,
has been named the manager of the
Hazelton branch. A permanent
building will be put up as soon as
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Commission Named by Dominion Government to Investigate.
Dr.   Robertson,   the    Well   Known
Educationalist is Head of
the Body
The Dominion Government has appointed a royal commission en Industrial training and technical education, the members of wbich have
been named. They will study the
question for a year before outlining a scheme of technical education
for the Dominion of Canada.
First of all they will spend some
time studying the needs of every
locality in Canada from the Atlantic
to the Pacific, aftei «nich they will
cross the border into the United
States and examine tne system in
vogue in that country. They will
then proceed to Europe, where they
will visit the chief technical schools
of Great Britain, France and Germany. At least a year will be required for the work, and the commissioners will give their undivided attention and time to the duties
of the commission.
It is stated by the department of
labor that the two bodies which have
been most active In urging upon the
government the necessity of appointing a commission on technical education are the Canadian Manufacturer's Association, and the Dominion Trades and Labor Congress, and
to meet the views of these two
bodies, Dr. Gilbert M. Murray of
Toronto, and Mr. James Simpson, a
Toronto journalist, have been appointed to the board. Mr. Simpson
is regarded as having a wider knowledge of technical education than any
other labor representative In the Dominion.
The other members of the commission are: Dr. James W. Robertson of Montreal, chairman; Hon
John N. Armstrong, North Sydney,
N. S.; Dr. George Bryce, of Winnipeg; Mr. M. Gaspard de Serres, of
Montreal, and Dr. David Forsyth, of
Berlin, Ont. The commissioners will
legln work early In July.
Arrangement Reached For  Uniform
Charges For Communications
E. J. Haughton, Pacific coast superintendent of the Dominion wireless, has entered into an agreement
with the United Wireless Company in
regard to the scale of charges to be
made to custpmers on the steamers using United Wireless apparatus,
but communicating with Dominion
wireless stations. M. B. Southwick,
general manager of the United Wire
less on this coast was ready to enter
into a working arrangement.
The reason for making the arrangement is in order to protect the
traveling public from extortionate
charges. The rates were set two
years ago at the Berlin convention
to which, however, the United States
is not a party. The United Wireless
company will hereafter come undei
th'at convention and adhere to its
The charges allowed under the
convention are $2 .„. la>ci first ten
words and two cents for subsequent
words, on steamers running between
Victoria, Vancouver, or neighboring
ports and Prince Rupert, or other
northern ports. Of this 00 per cent
is allowed to the land stations, the
steamer getting the 40 per cent. Tho
stations at which these charges are
operative are Victoria, Point Grey,
anil Cape Lazo on the Inside, and on
the outside passage, I'achena, Este-
vaii, Triangle Island, Ikeda Head
and Prince Rupert, In cases where
ii land wire has to be used as well
as the wireless, tbe land wire charges
are added  to the fee.
The rates on the ferry line between Victoria and Vancouver, or
Victoria and Seattle are to be arranged by the United Wireless Company, the Dominion government
stipulating only that they get 25
cents for ten words and two cents
a word for all additional words.
The land stations are now handling
private business, the rates from
Prince Rupert to Queen Charlotte
Islands being 50 cents for ten words
and 3 cents for additional words;
Prince Rupert to Pachena, 75 cents
for ten words, and lkeda Head to
Pachena the same rate. No dead-
deads will be anowed, but weather
messages will be sent out three times
daily and will be given free on re
A rate of fifty cents has been made
from Ketchikan to Ikeda, making a
total rate of J 1.50 from Victoria to
Messages will not be accepted from
ships registered in any country not
subscribing to the Berlin convention,
unless the company operating the
ship station has already agreed to
adhere to Its rules and regulations
This the United Wireless Companj
has now done.
The government stations will be
In operation all the time from 8 a
m. until mldnlgnt, and if necessar.,
will give a continuous service. Tho
United Wireless Company have an
arrangement with the Dominion government that their operators shall
not interfere with messages sent
out by the Dominion government
While the United Wireless Com
pany are allowed to continue tha
operation of their stations, both
ashore and afloat in this province,
they are under tne control of the
Dominion government which has the
power to make them tane the instruments out at any time
Capt. S. V. Mackenzie Says "Never
Captain S. F. Mackenzie, known
to every one having anything to do
with shipping, was one of the tourists by the first trip of the Prince
Kupert this week. From the start
of this city, Capt. Mackenzie has
been very prominently Identified
with it, maintaining a service between the south and hero up to a
week or a little more ago. But the
captain says he Is now out of tho
shipping business, and Is going to
stay out.
Interviewed by The Journal, he
sahl he has disposed of the Rupert
City, the last of his vessels. It was
going south and would not return.
The other steamers of his fleet he
sold to the G. T. P. some time ago,
so that now he Is free of all entanglements.
It will be difficult, however, for
Capt, Mackenzie to keep out of the
transportation business, and there
would be no surprise felt were he at
any moment to announce himself as
tied up to some new venture In that
line. If he does he will likely follow
hit; well known course of acting
Travellers by Prince  Rupert Prophesy
Great Tourist Route to This
Skeena River, a Side Trip That is
Nearing Close as Water
Arrivals by the Prince Rupert on
her last trip were all enraptured
with the delightful scenery along the
route, from southern ports to this
city. The protected ways for the
whole of it, when compared with
the exposed coast from Victoria
south to San Francisco and other
ports struck one of the travellers as
something he had never counted on.
He expected to have exposed waters
on the northern trip, but was agreeably surprised.
All prophesy for the Prince Rupert and the Prince George immense
trade In the tourist line alone. All
that is needed Is the proper advertising of the route to induce very heavy
travel. That advertising will he
given now by the G. T. P. in the interests of their trade.
A side trip from Prince Rupert
which should be a great attraction to
visitors is that up the Skeena river
by one ol the numeious river steamers now on the run. This year will
probably be the last opportunity for
making this run, as the (i. T. I', will
have Its rails laid beyond the Canyon next year, and with the road In
operation the work of the river
steamer below the Canyon, at least,
will become a thing of the past.
While- tho rail route will be a delightful one, the trip by water has
charms all its own. The Inducing of
any considerable amount of tourist
travel along that route would be of
inestimable value in attracting attention indirectly to the great empire
that lies Inland from Prince Rupert
and which is to become tributary
to it.
Fort George seems to be the Mecca for all sorts of celebrities. Prof.
M. Schenk, a well known physician
of Vienna, recently arrived in Kamloops, Is the hea.d of a party of Germans who will undertake the trip
north on foot.
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Opinion in British naval circles
agrees that some very smart and
cajiable officers are being "lent" to
Canada to play important roles in
the organization of the Canadian
navy. Commander William Balfour
MacDonald is the best known of them
all to Canadians, for he is himself a
Canadian, and son of Senator Mac-
Uonaltl of Victoria, B. C. He has
been appointed to the command of
the cruiser H. M. S. Niobe, one of
the two cruisers purchased by the
Dominion and now being fitted out
in the great naval dockyards of
Portsmouth and  Devonport.
Commander MacDonald Is to be
congratulated on his command. The
Niobe is an armoured cruiser and
will perform the responsible office of
the training ship on the Atlantic
station. She will be stationed at
Halifax—where she will have the
proud rank of being the first warship of Canada's i,...j—along with
the smaller cruiser Rainbow, which
the Portsmouth dockyard authorities have in hand, and the cruisers
of the Bristol class that have yet to
be built.
The preparation of the Niobe includes the overhauling of her equipment and the replacing of defective
fittings. The armament and torpedo
fittings will be opened out, examined and modernized, and the boiler
and engine room fittings rendered
efficient. The Niobe will reach Hall-
fax about July 10, a thoroughly capable and up-to-date fighting machine.
Commander MacDonald, apart
from his advantage of birth, is no
stranger to Canadian waters, since
his making as a sailor began there,
when he joined 11. M. S. Royal Arthur as a midshipman, when the vessel was flagship on the British Atlantic station. It as a welcome and
popular appointment when he was
promoted to lieutenant at Esquimau.
But lie was fortunate also in seeing
a good deal of service In British waters.
He went with the Royal Arthur
when she was ordered home to England and had plenty of opportunities
of showing the experts over there
that he could do. Their showed their
apprecialfon of him when he -atiis
sent to meet tho Gennan cruise; that
was bringing the Kaiser to England
for his last visit previous to tne
funeral  of King Hdward.
Owing to the foggy weather in
the channel is was thought that t'no
German emptor woulu delav his
visit. But MtcDouili! and a few
others knew better. The Kaiser wns
too good a sailor to in* at a fog aud
they received a hint that they had
better keep on the lookout. Commander MacDonald's clever navigation was duly noted by his majesty
and the German officers and he was
afterwards decorated by the Kaiser.
Commander Charles Dennlson
Roper, who is also lent to the Dominion by the British admiralty, will
be Rear-Admiral Kingsmill's right
hand man. He joined the navy as a
cadet In 1889 and was sub-lieutenant in 1895. Afterwards he had a remarkable run of service on various
flagships. After a little over a year
on the Magnificent, flagship of the
rear-admiral of the channel squadron, he was appointed as lieutenant
to the Aurora on the China station
In time for tbe operations In China
In 1900. He was mentioned in despatches and received the China
medal and tbe Relief of Peking
When the Aurora paid off in 1902
he was appointed to the Victory at
Portsmouth. A year later he was
selected as flag-lieutenant by Lord
Charles Beresford, who was then taking command of what is now called
the Atlantic fleet. Lieutenant Roper
followed Lord Beresford in his subsequent appointments to the Mediterranean and Channel fleets.
Commander .lames Ii. D, Stewart
will leave England for Halifax a couple of months hence In charge of the
Rainbow, A fourth officer who has
Joined the Canadian navy In this case
permanently, Is Commander Henry
Thompson, who has been for several
months on the retired list.
Nelson.—The largest deal In
In Kootenay fruit lands concluded
for many years is announced by E.
It. McDermid, the Nelson broker,
0,000 acres In the famous Fire valley, on the Arrow Lakes, being
transferred. The purchasers are
Vancouver people. The vendors are
a syndicate represented by Mr. Mc-
Hermiil, most of its members being
Nelson people. The amount involved is $95,000 and $25,000 has been
■aid over, the balance to bo paid in
innual payments, The purchasing
ompany will subdivide the tract at
"in'--. .
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Friday, June 24,  1910
The problem of effectually supplying tiie ever-increasing demand for
skilled and thoroughly trained mechanics has been constantly in the
foreground and for some years past
has caused a great deal of anxiety
to the heads of all large Industrial
corporations, and everywhere was
heard sighs of regret that the ranks
of the good mechanics were being
rapidly depleted. Realizing that this
was in par' correct, the G. T. P.
some years i.go endeavored to fill the
breath and pioneered a movement
for the technical training of its ap-
prentices, says the Railway & Marine
World, 'l'lie average boy, who from
force of circumstances had to leave
school in tlie early stages of his education and lake up his life work, had
little to look forward to in the matter 01' education, except by years of
unremitting toil, unassisted, unrewarded, and finally arriving at a
smattering of a few primary subjects  imperfectly learned.
Night schools filled in part
some of the requirements but
attendance whilst beneficial was
mostly drudgery, owing to the subjects taught not bearing directly on
their daily work. With this problem before it, the G. T. P. several
years ago started a class for its apprentice boys, who were eager to
learn; commenced to teach subjects
which at once aroused interest
among the boys, bearing as it did
on the everyday needs of mechanics. In a surprisingly short time,
the desire for knowledge being whetted, it was found necessary to increase the scope of the teaching, as
the appretice boy of the day saw
within his grasp the very highest
position of responsibility in the management and operation of the road.
He realized that here was an opportunity to obtain an education little
short of a college course, with a
minimum exertion on his part and at
the same time be independent and
self-suporting. From the commencement, on a small scale, the system
has grown until at present these
technical schools are spread at all
Important centres throughout the
entire G. T. system and hundreds of
scholars are enrolled, whilst every
large railway system of this continent boasts several graduates of
tbe G. T. training schools as their
chief mechanical engineers, and
more than one of Canada's largest
industrial concerns nave graduates
as their chief draughtsmen.
G. T. P. Provides
The subjects taught are graded to
suit the student's ability and in dozens of cases boys who left school
when in the second hook can now do
problems which  would tax the pow
ers of a high school graduate to the
utmost. The subjects taught comprise everything from simple arithmetic to higher mathematics, mechanics, machine design, and mechanical drawing, and so well has
the course been graded that numerous requests from mechanics' institutes and even the largest technical colleges have been received for
complete sets of instruction books.
The entire cost of education at these
training schools is borne by the G.
T. it., which furnishes all the equipment, and engages the Instructors,
who must themselves bave had a
thorough technical and practical
training, so as to enable them to .-111 -
ticipate the needs of the apprentices. Further encouragement Is
given the boys to learn hy tlie largo
number of prizes donated annually,
open to competition to all classes on
the system, and include free scholar
ships in engineering at McGlll university, as well as handsome cash
prizes. These prize competitions are
held at different centres to which
the best students at the several centres are invited, free transportation,
entertainment and all expenses being
borne by the company. The appreciation of individual promotions
forms one of the strongest features
in the system and serves to keep
alive the keenest interest in the
classes, as the boys realize that as
soon as tney arrive at a certain standard of excellence, increased pay is
their reward, and many of our foremost students of political economy,
see in this system, as it is being carried out, the future supply of skilled
mechanics, master mechanics, superintendents, etc., oeing carefully
husbanded, and an effective solution
to the labor problem, namely, the
prompt recognition of individual
For two evenings a week during
the fall and winter months the apprentice must attend mechanical
drawing classes, study of practical
mechanics and elementary electricity
—the most competent instructors
procurable being provided. On the
staff are two graduates of Canadian
and United States engineering colleges, McGill and Purdue. The work
in the drawing class Is outlined in
a special text book written by the
company's chief draughtsman at
Montreal, who is also the author of
the book used on practical mechanics. During the term frequent examinations are held, and the points
gained by each boy are posted so that
they may all keep advised as to just
what progress they are making, and
thereby be able to brush up the weak
spots that the examinations have
disclosed. The master mechanic is
constantly in  touch  with each  boy's
progress and standing, and if necessary he frequently calls a boy up,
and in a kindly manner points out to
him the necessity of applying him-
seif more consistently to bring his
rating up to the required standard.
Prizes  For Best  Work
The annual competitive examination is always conducted by the com
pany's chief draughtsman from
Montreal. Prizes are awarded to
the apprentices obtaining the highest
average in their respective years.
These prizes amount 10 $4n (or each
shop, and are distributed over the
different years of apprenticeship,
thus: the apprentice obtaining the
highesl average for his first year in
mechanical drawing gets $4, and the
one obtaining the highest in practical mechanics gets $4 also. There-
tore, it is quite possible for one apprentice to obtain both prizes. A
keen interest is taken in this examination, which takes the form of
a contest between the various shops.
In addition to the prizes as stated
above there is a capital prize offered of $25 for each subject. This is
completed for by the apprentices obtaining the highest averages at their
respective stations. - ue.se apprentices are given a trip to some point
on the system where the final examinations are held, and the one receiving the highest number of points
in each subject receives the amount
stated. This,     in     addition     to
what he has already received al his
station, will make a total of $29, $33
or $58, if he has been successful in
all subjects. After .„. „utin Has
closed, the boys at some of the large
shops hold what is termed "Apprentice night." This is tne social event
of the season. Each one makes a
drawing, which is neatly got up and
inked in. This is placed on exhibition, and the prizes are awarded for
each year of apprenticeship. These
prizes are $2.50 for the first, and
$1.50 for the second. There are also
prizes offered for special colored
drawings, $3 for the first, and $1.50
for the second. This may be competed for by any apprentice, irrespective of his year, and considerable
interest is manifested by those of
artistic ability.
The form of apprenticeship which
has been adopted by the G. T. P. has
been in successful operation for a
number of years and has been the
means of supplying that company
with skilled mechanics in the most
satisfactory manner. All apprentices
are indentured to machinist's trade
for five years, and to blacksmith's
boilermaker's, or other trades for
four years. Five cents per day is deducted from the wages of each apprentice, and the total amount is
returned   to   him   at   the   expiration
of his apprenticeship with an additional $25 as a bonus if services have
been entirely satisfactory. The first
requisite in employing an apprentice is to know that he is morally,
physically and mentai.y capable of
tilling the requirements of a mechanic To ascertain this the apprentice is required to make his application direct to the master mechanic
or the general foreman, and to he
not. under 15 or over IS years. He
is required to undergo a medical examination so as lo assure the head
el' tiie department that he Is healthy
and likely to be able to follow up
I lie trade after he has completed the
term   of  apprenticeship.
Apprentice's  Qualifications
This Information nemg satisfactory, he has to pass an examination
in the master mechanic's or general
foreman's office. This is usually conducted by the chief clerk or some
person specially appointed for that
purpose, as follows: —
To be able to read extracts from
instructions from end of employees'
train time-table, standing 30 inches
from same; to be able to hear the
ticking of an ordinary open-face
watch at a distance of 4 feet; by
writing a letter, from dictation, applying for employment in the shops;
to be able to work out correctly similar examples in arithmetic, to the
following: Multiply 122,983,672 by
527,001;  divide 723,643,978 by 265.
The applicant is required to write
this examination Oui. on foolscap
paper, and if satisfactory, it is copied by him into the record book kept
in the master mechanic's or general
foreman's office, so that a complete
record of the boy's ability is on file
from,the day he first enters the service. The apprentice after having
passed a successful examination is
provided with a text book for his instruction and guidance. This book
contains examinations for the apprentice for each promotion he takes
while serving his apprenticeship, and
if he fails in any of these examinations he is set back to his old position for another term and the next
apprentice in turn is promoted ahead
of him, provided the next apprentice passes a satisfactory examination. When another promotion is
necessary the apprentice who failed
is given another opportunity to
qualify. If he fails the second time
he is either dismissed from the service or given some minor position
he is capable of filling outside of the
trade, as it is concluded that he is
either not sufficiently intelligent or
too indifferent to make a mechanic.
After passing the first or entrance
examination in the master mechanic's or general foreman's office
the apprentice is sent out    to    the
boiler, blacksmith or coppersmith
shops, or other shop as may be required. He stays there from six to
nine months, and is taught to be active and obedient, and to prepare
himself for future promotions. When
a boy is to learn one branch of the
business only, for instance, boiler-
making, blacksmithing, steam-fitting
etc., he is only required to serve four
years, but If he is to learn the machine work and fitting, he is required to serve five years and all the
machinists' apprentices are indentured for five years. In the case of
any apprentice learning the boiler-
making or blacksmithing, he is required to pass an examination in the
master mechanic's office, and Hie
first examination in the apprentices'
rule book, as it is deemed necessary to have the Information contained therein for any branch of the
service, and in the case of these four
year apprentices being few in number after the first examination, in
comparison to the machinist's apprentices, they are instructed in their
business by the foreman in charge,
and each year they are required to
pass an examination In drawing before receiving their advance in wages
the same as machinists' apprentice's.
Make the Apprentice Think
The object of the text book is to
have the boy theoretically conversant with the work that is going to
be done by him after his next promotion. For instance, a boy going
from the blacksmith to machine shop
has to pass his examinations before
he is accepted in the machine shop,
which is called "examination for
promotion of apprentices from other
shops to the machine shop." As he
is usually put on a drill to commence with, by studying his text book
he learns considerable about it, and
also the tools he Is to use in connection with it. The same practice is
followed throughout the whole term
of apprenticeship, and while the apprentice is working at one machine
he Is studying as much as possible
about the machine he is to go on
next. One of the great advantages
of this is that it keeps the
apprentice thinking and leads him
to reading up in line with his work.
The indenture system has been
found of great advantage both to the
company and the apprentice. It has
a tendency to keep the apprentice
satisfied, and steady his energies
along the required lines. It also
prevents him from being tampered
with by outside firms or corporations who desire to obtain the services of a boy as soon as ne has become useful to the company who has
instructed him. At the completion
of his term each apprentice receives
a certificate showing that he has
served as an apprentice and as a
mechanic in the branch of trade that
he was apprenticed to. An apprentice is required to serve five years
at the following rates: Sc. 10c, 12c,
15c and 17c per hour. Before he is
granted each year's advance he is
required to pass a written examination on shop work, also make a
drawing of some detail part of a
locomotive as specified In the ap-i
prenticeship book, which examination and drawing must have the ap-'
proval of the master mechanic and
the superintendent of motive power
before  his  advance   Is  ullowed.
Til is system insures thorough
education in all details of the trade,
and while some of the work may be
specialized it is not done by the apprentice until he becomes a journeyman. For instance, the apprentice
conies from the boiler shop to the
machine shop, from the machine
shop to motion bench, to the side
rod bench, to the axlebox gang, to
the steam pipe gang, to the valve
gang, and finally to the erecting
gang, so that after an apprentice is
out of his time he is a specialist In
any one of these branches.
This system of apprenticeship on
the G. T. R. has also been found to
be the means of parents giving their
sons -vho desire to enter the service,
a better education than formerly.
Before its adoption the only requirement was that the boy had to be 15
years of age. It was fjund that
parents took their boys away from
schorl at twelve or thirteen years
of age, and put them at some
other work until old enough to enter
the G. T. R. shops. When the examinations were first inaugurated
quite a number of the boys were rejected, and had to go back to school
again before they couid qualify to
enter the service. This has not only
resulted in prospective applicants
getting a better education, but has
elevated the moral standing of the
apprentices' work, and made the
system attractive to boys who have
passed the high school entrance examination, and who, although well
advanced along the lines of school
education, adopt the mechanic's
trade in preference to other pursuits. The sucecss of the apprenticeship system is imperatively dependent upon the careful management of the examinations, and the
compulsory attendance at the classes provided by the company.
An apprenticeship record is kept.
This is filled out by the chargeman
under whom the apprentice is working, is scrutinized by the foreman,
and then forwarded to the master
Steamer Humboldt Net With Mishap On
Her Way North From
She  Was  Towed  South  by  the  Tug
Lome—Vadso Relieved the
opportunity of making his inspection
at the different points.
Mr. Moore will have in the new
launch a little vessel that is capable
of withstanding quite rough weather. It should be just what is required by him.
Big Three Funnel Steamer Carrying
a Good List on Second Trip
With a broken shaft, the United
States steamer Humboldt became
disabled on Tuesuay on her way
north. She was in Lome Inlet and
in no danger. The steamer Prince
Rupert, while in Queen Charlotte
Sound heard through wireless of the
situation and was asked to take off
the passengers.
The Vadso, however, the same day
discovered the Ilumbodlt, and was
able to take off the Prince Rupert
passengers and perishable freight,
so that when the Prince Rupert came
opposite the disabled steamer there
was  no  aid   required.
Yesterday the tug Lome arrived
at tiie scene and towed the Humboldt,
back to Victoria,
Timber Inspector ut This Port  Has
G I Craft to Carry out Work
The G. T. P. steamer Prince Rupert on her second trip to the north
arrived on Wednesday, almost exactly on time, leaving again that
evening for Stewart. She left on her
return trip to Victoria last evening.
The big three funnel steamer had
a large passenger list. Many got off
here, the remainder going on to
Stewart. Through no cantract having yet been entered into for carrying mail, the .learner did not bring
any mail bags, much to the annoyance of residents. It Is anticipated
that the authorities will before the
next' trip have made arrangements
to have mail sent on the vessel.
From time to time various colonies of Jews have actually returned
to the Holy land. There are records
of Jewish settlements there as early
as 1170, and in the sixteenth century the city of Tiberias, "where only
Jews were to dwell," was rebuilt.
But it was not until comparatively
modern times that the founding of
regular colonies began. In 1878 the
ideas of Lawrence Oliphant and the
Earl of Shaftesbury took definite
shape in the purchase of 700 acres of
land  by the  Jews of Palestine,  and
the foundation of the colony of Petah
Tlkwah. After the Russian persecution of 1881 large numbers of
Jews emigrated and at the end of
1898 there were about 5,000 Jewish
colnlsts in  Palestine.
The idea of a combined motor car
and motor boat is not an entirely
new one, but the first vehicle of the
kind to be officially taken up by any
government is the invention of a
French engineer. The war office believes it will  prove of great service
in scouting and in various other
ways—for instance for taking a line
across a stream so that a temporary
rope bridge may be formed. The car
has a fourteen horsepower engine,
has a road speed of about 25 miles
an hour, and a speed afloat of about
from 8 to 10 miles an hour. The
transmission of the driving power
from the wheels to th propeller, and
from the propellor to the wheels is
quick   and   simple.
Rural  production  in  Australia  is
remarkable because of the very large
part played by machinery. The Australian sheep farmer now shears his
flock by machinery, and to an increasing extent milks his cows by
machinery, while with the "harvester" he drives through his crop of
wheat and gathers the heads, and
threshes and winnows and bags the
grain at a single operation as his
team travels. All these machines
are local inventions, and doubtless
come from the difficulty in obtaining an adequate supply of rural
The provincial government has
placed at the disposal of Roy Moore,
the timber Inspector here, a very trim
little launch built in Victoria for
Walter Chambers of that city. The
little craft Is already in service, having arrived here a few days ago. It
was brought up by Capt. Nye with
Joseph Price as engineer. The latter
will remain as engineer of the
The vessel Is capable of making
seven and a half knots and came
north under her own power. She
called at all the mills along the route
having on board C. R. Gordon, inspector   of   factories   who   took   the
Taking   An   Unfrequented  Channel
Vessel   Went  on Shore
The steamer Coqiiitlam, of the
Union Steamship company, on Wednesday afternoon took the inside
passage for Metlakatlah. She grounded in the narrow passage and for
several hours was held until she
floated at high tide. No damage
was done her.
Steamer City of Seattle arrived
Wednesday from Seattle northbound
to Skagway. She had a good number of passengers and freight.
The Vadso reached port on Wednesday.
The Cottage City, southbound,
called here early yesterday morning.
Prince Rupert
Maclntyre s
= Hall =
Monday Evening,
July 4th.  1910.
Music by Kauffmann 's
Tickets $1.50, Admitting Lady & Gentleman
9.30 sharp. Friday, June 24,  1910
Control of His Coal  Measures on Vancouver Island Passes Into
Other Hands.
Williani    Mackenzie    Made    Clever
Move Ahead of C. P,  R,
ill Deal
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, June 23.—The recent
purchase of the Dunsmuir coal mines
on Vancouver Island by a syndicate
with William Mackenzie, president
of the Canadian Northern, at its'head
is expected to make a complete reformation in the conduct of the
mines. Almost as long as James
Dunsmuir can remember, his family
has been the owner of I he mines
which he has now disposed of to Mr.
The passage of the mines to the
Mackenzie and Mann interests is regarded as a clever piece of diplomacy by the latter company. It has
always been expected tnat should the
mines be sold they would go to the
C. P. R., with which company Mr.
Dunsmuir has always been on very
friendly terms. He was in fact, a
director of the C. P. R., and that
company was a steady customer of
his mines. It came as a surprise,
therefore, some months ago when
the announcement was made that an
option had been given to another
The C. P. R., it is known, had had
negotiations with Mr. Dunsmuir in
the matter, but satisfactory terms
could not be obtained. Then came
the announcement that an option
given to R. T. Elliott, K. C, had been
taken up by Mr. Mackenzie. The C.
P. R., it is said, Wuic sadly disappointed at the turn that affairs had
taken, but there was no redress as
the lifters of the option were prepared to carry out the contract and
later did it.
It Is the intention of Mr. Mackenzie and his company to extend the
workings and double the present output, which is approximately 3,500
tons daily. The ciol from the mines
is consumed all along the Pacific
coast as far south as San Francisco
and the demand is increasing yearly.
The selling price of the Dunsmuir
coal properties was $11,000,1/00 under the terms of the option granted
by Mr. Dunsmuir to Mr. Elliott. To
handle the property the purchasers
incorporated the Canadian Collieries
(Dunsmuir) Limited, with a share
capital of $15,000,000, In shares of
$100, of which $5,000,000 are 7 per
cent cumulative preference shares
(all subscribed for) and $10,000,000
in common shares. The company has
undertaken the flotation on the London market of an issue of £2,054,-
800 5 per cent first mortgage gold
bonds. These bonds are made out
to bearer with the option of registration. The bonds are repayable on
September 1, 1950, at par. The annual interest on the bonds will
amount to £102,740. The net proceeds of the sale of these bonds will,
it Is stated by the company, be applied towards the price payable to
Mr. James Dunsmuir for the properties. It is announced that the balance of the purchase price (which
is $11,000,000), together with the
$3,000,000 required for improvements, lias been raised by the issue
of $5,000,000 of preference shares.
W. L. Coulson, a mining engineer
of Pittsburg, was the expert who
made a full examination into the
mines for the purchasers. He estimates that there are 600,000,000
tons still contained in the Wellington Colliery company's property.
With improved machinery and facilities for handling the output, it
can be Increased in two and a half
years to 2,000,000 tons annually.
This will necessitate the opening up
of four additional mine3 with a daily
capacity of 1,000 tons each, the installation of modern machinery at
the present mines, and railroad and
dock Improvements as the Increased
tonnage demands, For all this work
$3,000,000 is the estimate of the engineer. With skilled management
and modern equipment coal can be
mined and marketed at 50 cents per
ton greater profit than now accrues
to the company; hence on an annual
output of 2,000,000 tons the profits would be approximately $3,060,-
000, less coal removed, interest
charges and depreciation or on the
same basis practically $1.53 per ton
on all coal sold.
The profits which came to Mr.
Dunsmuir during the last three years
are set out as follows:—For the
year ending June 30, 1907, £162,-
596; for the year ending June 30,
1908, £160,616; for the year ending June 30, 1909, £141,041. This
is an average profit of £154,751 per
annum, the average profit per ton
of coal being $1.
For a long time Mr. Dunsmuir has
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been growing weary of the concern
which his mines entailed. Litigation
with members of his family as to possession of the mines, which has been
going on with little cessation for
years, did not tend to increase his
interest in the business. With abundance of money to gratify every wish
he has therefore decided to retire
from active business. He intends to
make his home in Victoria at the
palatial residence just finished facing Esquimalt harbor.
William Mackenzie and his company will introduce the most modern
systems into the management of the
mines In an effort to keep pace with
the increasing demands.
In passing over the control of the
mines, Mr. Dunsmuir will be missed
by many of the workmen. While objections were often raised against
him, his workmen found him exceedingly lenient in the case of men who
had been a long time in his employ.
Head of Contracting   Firm With Company Officials Are on
W. J. Stewart, C.   C.   Van   Arsdol
And .7. P. Ii. MacDonald Go
Up River
Technical   Training   in   the   Sugar
There arrived in the city on the
Princess May, W. J. Stewart, of the
firm of Foley, Welch & Stewart, the
contractors engaged in constructing
the G. T. P, On Wednesday, in company with J. P. L. MacDonald, tho
superintendent of work on this coast,
and C. C. Van Arsdol, division engineer of the railway company, they
left by the Omineca on a tour of inspection.
The trip will include a visit to the
camps along the route now under
construction. They will go as far
as Hazelton, and the sections being
constructed near there before returning.
Eihvard i.cighton Convicted of Stall
bing Lillian Culvert
Three years In the penitentiary
was the sentence dealt, out to Edward
Leigh ton on Wednesday on conviction of having stabbed Lillian Cal
vert some little time ago. W. E
Fisher was crown prosecutor.
Before sentence was passed
Lelghton confessed to having committed the crime, laying the blame
for it all on his being drunk, having bought the liquor from Kruzner.
He avowed his Intention of never
again touching liquor.
Judge Young in imposing sentence
said drunkenness could not in the
eyes of the law be taken as an excuse for crime. He hoped the young
man would profit by the lesson.
His Honor further expressed regret that the man who supplied the
liquor in this case could not be prosecuted. He was in large measure
to blame for this.
Italy instructs her cavalry officers
in the training of carrier pigeons for
military purposes.
Something unique in the way of
technical education is to be attempted at Glasgow, Scotland. This is
none other than what is termed a
sugar school, where young men are
to be technically trained in regard
to matters appertaining to the sugar
The particular training is designed to fit the pupils of the school to
gineers, ovetseers and chemists at
the sugar mills, which are located
in different parts of the Empire.
Scotland has for many generations been famous as a centre for
refining sugar. Some of the wealthy
men in Glasgow are ambitious
enough to think that her sons may
take a greater part than heretofore,
in the manufacturing of the raw material, and they are backing up their
ambition with substantial contributions of money in order that technical educational facilities may be provided.
Who knows but possibly the young
men trained at the ,/ioposed technical sugar school at Glasgow may
ultimately assist in solving the problem of the production of beet sugar
in Canada, which has not by any
means yet realized the anticipation
of its promoters.
In Britain the annual consumption of sugar amounts to 85 pounds
for each individual, and in the
United States to 61 pounds.
The electric lighting of the New
theatre at New York is equal to more
than 10,000 sixteen candle power
If a cork is too large for a bottle
roll it on the floor with the foot and
plenty of pressure. It is a quick and
effective way to reduce Its size. A
slower and, it Is said, equally as good
way, is to soak the cork in hot water
for a short time.
City Council   Alters   Considerably
Original Bylaw to raise
Good    Advice     Received    From   ex-
Mayor of Edmonton on Civic
A case Is recorded by Fuchs of
the coachman of a medical man who
was able to distinguish the numbers
on the doors In the dusk, while he
was unable to do so during the day.
This day-blindness Is probably dependent upon tbe strong light causing contraction of the pupils by
which the defective central vision Is
brought more into play.—Dr. Percy
Dunn  in  The  Hospital.
What appears to be the smallest
insect known has been described in
India by Dr. A. Annandale. It is only
1-120 of an inch long, with a spread
of wings of 1-30 of an inch, and belongs to the Hymenoptera, the order
including ants, bees and wasps. It
has received the name of Alaptus
magnanimus. Only one specimen has
been seen, and that appeared in the
field of vision as the describer was
observing under the microscope certain organisms in oil of cloves.
Mr. A. Campbell Geddes, of the
Royal College of Surgeons, Dublin,
vouches for the following cat story.
An ordinary all-black cat was accidentally shut up  in  a refrigerating
Ex-Mayor William Sharp, of Edmonton, has written to Aid. Mclntyre
giving some advice to the city in Its
early stages. He advises cutting out
taxation on Improvements, and cut-
ling taxes off business men as far as
His letter is as follows:—
Dear sir:—I am glad to know that
you are one of the aldermen of
Prince Rupert. You have a chance
to do some good work while the slate
is all clear. Might I so far presume
upon old acquaintance as to suggest
that you adopt some of the ideas embodied in the Edmonton charter. Cut
out taxation on improvements of all
kinds. If the people there are really
wide awake on the point cut out
taxes on business altogether. Allow
even the banks and express companies and other financial institutions which are in fact parasites, to
escape taxation altogether rather
than put the burden of taxes on the
business men, whose enterprise
would build up a great city. Retain the power to licence only far
enough so as to gain control over
the different enterprises which find
lodgement within a city That is to
say, licence all sorts of places of
public assessment and public congress in order that sanitary conditions, mental and physical, more particularly the latter, may be well
taken care of. I say uiwe particularly the latter because publicity to a
large extent looks after the former.
I understand that you are blessed
with a good survey, with provisions
for parks and gardens. If not, or If
you have too much rock, make arrangements for the levy of a special
rate every year to be expended by
the parks commission in getting
these fixed up, as well as the boulevards, etc. We fail to realize how
much    even   the aborigines of this
country revel in the natural beauty
of the country.
We have ruthlessly destroyed,
worse than the Vandals, all these
points of natural beauty. We have
failed, utterly and absolutely, to
realize that humanity from the highest to the lowest, love beauty in its
real and artistic cultivation. We
fail to realize that play is an absolutely essential ingredient in our
makeup, that we are never intended
and that no religion or system of
advancement ever required that we
should not play or that we should
not play every day, Yours truly,
The letter had a good deal of influence with the city council at Its
meeting, when the bylaw for raising
revenue from licences other than
liquor licences was up for consideration.
The council lias in view of all the
representations made to it, decided
to cut off the head tax of $2 commonly known as the road tax, vehicle
licences, trade licences, and many
others were lopped off also.
Commissioners Pay Short Visit to Prince
Rupert This Week and Look
Over Ground.
They  Have Completed   Inspection—'
Will  Report About July
Lady Archibald, widow of Sir
Adams G. Archibald, once lieutenant
governor of Nova Scotia, died at
New Glasgow Saturday. Before her
marriage, Lady Archibald was Miss
Elizebeth Lavina Burneat, daughter
of the late Rev. ohn Burneat, once
rector of Truto. Two daughters survive, one Mrs. Joanna Laurie, widow
of F. D. Laurie of New Glasgow;
the other daughter is the wife of
Rev. Reginald Heygate, vicar of Boston, England. One daughter, the
wife of Bishop Jones of Newfoundland  and  a son  predeceased  her.
The Japanese police have an easier
time than their confreres in Europe.
Crime in the land of the chrysanthemum is almost limited to theft and
tragedies, or serious cases of bodily
harm resulting from street brawls.
It is next to impossible, the chief of
the Tokio police says, for a murder
to be committed without someone
hearing of it at the moment. This
is due to the fact that the houses
are composed of paper and bamboo,
so any noise in a house occasioned
by robbers or assassins would not
fail to attract the attention of neighbors.
chamber or one of the Orient line
mail steamers when the vessel was in
Sydney harba-'. the ci.amber was not
openeil until the ship was of.' .' den,
which is about thirty two days out.
When the eat was brought out its
coat had become long and thick, and
the fur on its back was nearly white,
it hail lost one ear through frostbite. In the tropical sunshine the
cat soon decided that it was no good
being a Polar bear, and resumed its
normal  appearance.
In a research to determine accurately the effect of sunlight on germs,
Dr. R. Wiesner, a Cerman bacteriologist, has made some important
discoveries. He has found that the
disease germs and harmless parasites of men and animals are weakened or killed on exposure to sunlight, while open-air germs are little
affected; also that disease germs do
not lose their virulence until their
dead bodies are entirely destroyed.
Ultra-red rays, like the ultra-violet,
have especially powerful germ destroying effect. Pneumonia, bronchitis, and "colds" in general, are
probably diminished in summer by
the greater power of sunlight.
Local  Licensing   Board   Is Gazetted
—Other  Official   Notices
The last Issue of the British Columbia Gazelle contains notice of tho
following appointments: —
Aid. Vernon W. Smith and Joseph
Edward Merryfleld, both of Prlnco
Rupert, to be members of the board
of licensing commissioners for the
city of Prince Rupert.
Daniel McCaffrey, of Princeton, M
B., to be resident physician at
Princetqn, medical health officer for
the Similkameen district, and coroner within and for the province, from
May 1, 1910, in the place of David
Brownlee Lazier, M.D., CM., re
Cttyler A. Holland, H. Dallas
Helincken, K.C., and John William
Bolden, to be members of the board
of directors of the provincial Royal
Jubilee hospital, for the year ending
June 30, 1911.
To be provincial constables—'
Frank Islip, of Savona, and Arthut
T. Harvey, of Kispiox, from June 10,
The University Sin- Commission
for the province, paid Prince Rupert
a visit this week. 'rii,. members
came in withoul any stir, took a look
over til-- place, and departed. The
only announcemenl of their \isit was
contained in a despatch to the Journal a few days ago in which the Information was given thai they would
pay Prince Ruperl an official visit.
No sitting lor the hearing of any
claims which this place might have
upon the provincial university were
held. It is noi at all likely that
Prince Rupert will be the home of
the institution.
The commission came in on t lie
Prince Rupert on Wednesday, and
went right to work Investigating the
general characteristics of the place.
They covered a good part of the site
that afternoon, completing the work
yesterday, and leaving by the Prince
Rupert for the south.
The commission consists of R. C.
Weldon, dean of the University of
Dalhousie, who Is the chairman of
the commission; Principal .Murray,
of the University of Saskatchewan,
honorary secretary; Chancellor C. C.
Jones, of the University of Fred-
rickton, N.B.; Canon Dauth, vice
rector of Laval University, Montreal,
and Prof. O. D. Skelton, of Queen's
University, Kingston.
The commission has now covered
the whole province in their efforts to
decide upon the most suitable site
for the institution. Before coming
north they had just completed an
investigation into the claims of the
interior points in the south.
Upon returning to Victoria, the
members will continue their sittings
for the purpose of coming to a conclusion upon the evidence they have
taken and their general observations. This will, it is expected by
the members, take up to about July
1, when a report will be ready for
presentation to the government.
Whether the government will announce the decision immediately, the
commission was not able to say.
On being interviewed the members of the commiss.uu naturally had
little or nothing to say as to the result of their investigations at any
of the points visited. They quickly
became, in fact, interviewers rather
than allowing themselves to be interviewed. In Prince Rupert and its
prospects they were all intensely interested.
Dean Weldon could not help remarking on the deceptive character
of the townsite. From the water it
looked to be very limited, he said,
and to be of a very rough character.
He was most agreeably surprised upon visiting the sections back of the
business portion to find such wide
stretches of valuable townsite property. The future of the city, ho
could not help thinking, would be a
very bright one.
On the suggestion that Prince Rupert had many advantages as a site
for the university, the members of
the commission could not help picturing the wail of disapproval that
would come up from the southern
part of the province if such a choice
were made.
In this connection the claims
which some places put up for the lust itu I ion were alluded to. The fact
that Invalids were cured in quite
large numbers was Included among
speaking of British Columbia as
a whole, the commissioners wen. delighted with the province. Dr. Murray, coming from a near-by province,
naturally is a little partial to his
own Beet Ion of the country, «o much
so that other members of the commission, laughingly twit him with
endeavoring to get the British Columbia university located beyond
the Rockies in the prairie sections.
On the subjeel of British Columbia's resources, the commission is
practically united in the view that In
timber, British Columbia leads all
the provinces, In coal, it divides the
honor with Alberta, with the latter
probably leading, In metalliferous
mines Ontario divides the honor, in
fisheries, Nova Scotia in turn divides
the honors for first place. They thus
classify this province in a high scale
and can see nothing but a very
bright   future  for  it.
Dr. Weldon, the head of the commission, and the oldest member ot
it, is well known in this country.
For years he sat in the House ot
Commons'at Ottawa, coming through
the troublous times which followed
the death of Sir John A. Macdonald, PAGE SIX
Friday, June 24, 1910
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I     Bridal Party Pursued    $
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Officers of the Blue Funnel liner
Oanfa, on her last trip tell of the
rescue of a bridal party of seven from
sharks in the waters off the Philippines on the voyage from Liverpool.
Attracted by signals of distress
from the schooner Selanger, as, surrounded by swarms of man-eating
sharks, she was sinking outside Manila Bay with a wedding party aboard
officers of the Oanfa were just in
time to rescue her five passengers,
captain and mate, a few minutes before she sank in 100 fathoms of
Besides her passengers, the Selanger had more than 400 fowls, a
consignment of lumber, and forty-
five saeks of charcoal. As she sank
from view after those on board had
been rescued the fowls were torn to
pieces and devoured by the sharks,
which after waiting many days, were
cheated of their feast on the terrified people on the sinking schooner.
According to those on the Oanfa,
the Selanger was on her way from
Zamboanga to Manila when she met
rough weather which drove her out
of her course. Except for the fowls
she had run completely out of provisions and those on board were almost dying of thirst when rescued.
On the Selanger, in addition to
Capt. Alxarez Montijo, skipper, and
owner of the vessel, were Francisco
Gonzales, with his fiancee, Cenorita
Gonzales, with his fiancee, Seno-ita
girl, three of their friends, and the
Filipino mate.
Senorita Juanita Paritez, with her
four friends, was returning from the
wedding of her sweetheart's brother,
which took place at Zamboanga, May
1. Following their attendance at
the festivities which were spread
over three days, the five members of
the wedding party took passage for
their homes at Manila in Capt. Mon-
tijo's schooner.
Shortly after leaving Zamboanga
the storm which drove them out to
sea arose and It was not until May
II that they were rescued about
twenty miles off Corregidor Island
and taken aboard the Oanfa to
Capt. Walter Cope Lycett of the
Oanfa, had just set the last course
for Manila Bay when Third Officer
Thomas II. Findlay and others on
the Blue Funnel liner sighted the Selanger, flying the United States ensign  half-mast,  unslde  down.
Capt. Lycett attempted to tow the
Selanger to Manila, but they had
gone only a few feet when it was
seen that the schooner could not be
towed and the effort was abandoned.
She sank as soon as the line was
let go.
It was at this time that those on
board the Oanfa noticed the water
swarming with huge man-eating
sharks, and as fast as a fowl attempted to make its escape it was
snapped up. Of 400 fowls on the
schooner not one escaped the
The horrors of those on the Selanger, who were practically without
food and water, were Increased by
the attention they received from
hundreds of huge Bharks which followed them for four days.
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Revenues of Dominion  Show Great
The department of finance at Ottawa has closed the accounts of the
Dominion for the fiscal year ending
March 31, 1910, so that the precise
figures are available of the fiscal
operations of that  period.
According to the official statement issued by the department, the
revenue for the year totalled $101,-
501,034, the ordinary expenditure
$79,409,84!!, the capital expenditure
$34,114,911-1, anil Hie sum of $12,-
336,068 was added to the public
debt which on March 31 stood at
The addition to the debt during
the fiscal year 1908-08 was $46,-
The customs revenue for the fiscal year l!l(l!l-ll) was $60,156,133,
an increase of $12,740,808 over the
preceding fiscal period; excise $15,-
753,352 shows an increase of $315,-
590, and postoffice receipts $7,958,-
547, an increase of $556,924.
The total revenue, which, as
Btated, is a good million and a half
over the hundred million dollar
mark, is greater by $16,407,630 than
the revenue for 1908-09, and exceeds by five millions the previous
high-water mark of 1907-08, when
the revenue jumped to $96,054, 05.
The ordinary expenditure was less
by $4,654,393, and the capital expenditure shows a decrease of $8,-
477,128, the outlay under this head
In 1908-09 having been $42,592,122.
The Earl of Rosebery, as chancellor of the Glasgow University, presided recently at a meeting of the
general council, and on his motion
a loyal address was sent to King
George. Lord Rosebery, in giving
an Impression of King Edward'B
character as it affected his subjects,
and those with whom he came in
contact, spoke of him as "Le Roi
Charmeur"—the King who charmed everybody. None could be trusted to give a better analysis of the
King's characteristics than Lord
The address having been read by
Mr. W. Archibald Craig, clerk to the
Lord Rosebery said: I rise to
move that that address be adopted
by you. We meet at a time of universal mourning throughout the empire, but at a time also of universal
sympathy throughout the world, and
we may well ask ourselves how in
so short a reign our late King succeeded in winning so universal an
expression of sympathy and of bereavement. I canont help believing
that it was due to a winning person
ality, to a genuine and devoted patriotism, and to the resolve that
wherever he went he would make
friends for his country, and try to
make others friends with each other.
It is strange and wonderful that he
should have been able to fill our
great Queen Victoria's place. There
never was a throne so difficult to occupy as that he was called upon to
Queen Victoria's vast and august
reign had covered the transition period between the Old World and the
New. She had found monarchy li a
languid condition, and had breathed
new life into it. Her whole existence had been a model to all her subjects; and so It was that when she
died she was followed to the grave
by an affectionate devotion which lad
never been paralleled In the case of
any sovereign in the history of Great
Unequalled Experience
Well, it seemed impossible for the
King to shine after her, and yet he
did succeed in leaving behind him a
reign short, but not less brilliant,
than the one which had preceded.
How was that effected? I think
one reason for it was that it was so
wholly different. Had his reign
taken the same shape as that of his
mother, it might never have got out
of the shadow left by her. But
though It was entirely different, It
was not less benencmv The Queen,
owing to her sex and to her bereavement, had lived a long period in
seclusion, from which, If you remember, she emerged at her twu Jubilees
and again in the last, year of her
reign, when, in disaster in South
Africa, she came forward at a sublime moment to share the sorrows
of her people in London. But the
late King led a widely different life.
He went everywhere, he saw everybody,   he  did   everything.
We are apt, too, to forget the unequalled experience of our late "King.
Le Roi Charmeur
Princes begin life young, and so he
was enabled to have converse In his
youth with people like King Louis
Philippe and the gretif D.ike of Wellington, and onward to the moment
of his death seeing everybody who
was worth seeing, not merely in
great Britain, but in Europe. That
experience, mellowing a rich nature,
produced an unrivalled sagacity and
experience. Even that experience
would not have developed a poorer or
more barren character, but It fell on
fruitful soil, and it warmed what
was naturally a winning, a kindly,
and a genial nature. I think if the
French had had him as their King
they would have named him Le Roi
Charmeur—the King who charmed
everybody.    I am not such that they
may not have named him so already.
But, gentlemen, I daresay there
are few here who themselves have
not seen the King, have not seen the
smile and aspect of extraordinary
benignity and geniality with which
he made everybody feel that he was
in some sense their personal friend.
I myself have never admired him so
much as at some great, collection of
men, many of whom he may have
known little or not   at    all.    After
some great banquet which he may
have given in his own palace, when
afterwards he has gone round and
spoken to every guest and left every
face brighter and happier than he
found it. That is an art which none
can acquire who has not a noble nature on which it can be grafted.
Personal Tastes
I have seen very little said about
the King's personal tastes. They were
eminently simple. They were the
tastes of a King of England and a
King of Scotland. Out of doors he
loved the s.larts of the field, and all
tbe sports of the field, I take it; but
his special, passion, so far as I know,
was in planting and in gardening,
and It was in his innocent pleasures,
In the diversions to which he was
addicted, that he came in contact
with every form of humanity, and
made everybody feel that they had
a friend on the throne. Well, that
Is what has attracted humanity in
our late King, and that Is what makes humanity mourn for him. I
have not spoken, and I do not mean
to speak today, of what he did for
the Empire and for his kingdom, because I nave had too many opportunities of speaking on that already.
I have tried rather to give an impression of his own character as it
affected his own subjects, and those
with which he came in contact.
But there Is one part of the prayer
to which we listened which must
have specially affected this great
audience—I mean that part which
referred to Queen Alexandra, the
broken-hearted widow who Is left to
mourn his loss. It seems scarcely
yesterday since I, as an Eton boy,
saw the gay procession to Windsor
Chapel which convoyed the late King
Fred Stork
General Hardware
...Complete Line of...
Pipe and Pipe Fittings
For sale at public, auction, on Thursday, June 2,'i, at 2 P.m., outside the
old warehouse on the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company's wharf, a
quantity of tools and miscellaneous
equipment used in construction of
sewers at Prince Rupert. A detailed
list of the goods may be soen at government office.
Government Agent.
Lumber for Plank Roadway for the
City of Prince Rupert.
Sealed bids will be received by the
City Council up to JULY 1st, 1910,
addressed to the undersigned, and
endorsed: "Bids for supplying lumber for plank roadways for the City
of Prince Rupert." Said bids shall
be for supplying 500,000 feet B.M.
of Spruce Lumber in sizes and
lengths as required for the construction of plank roadways or varying
lengths and elevations.
500,000    feet   B.M.   of     3     inch
Spruce  Plank,  8  inches,   10   inches
or 12 inches in width, and standard
lengths  as required.
500,000 feet B.M. of 3 inch Fir
Plank, 8 Inches, lo inches, or 12
inches in width and standard lengths
as required.-
All lumber to be manufactured
from sound stock, free from large,
loose or unsound knots, and other
defects which would impair the
strength of the piece. Said lumber
to be delivered F.O.B. wharf, Prince
Rupert. The City reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
City Clerk.
GRAHAM ISLAND — "The surest
sign of the progress of a town or
district is its newspaper—live, active, hustling." "The Masset Review," Masset, Q.C.I.
Coast Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that Elijah
Rounds, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Stewart, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted one-half mile north,
and one-half mile east, of Nettie A.
Lairds N. E. corner of application to
purchase, and 300 feet east of Ana-
ham Lake trail, marked E. R.'s
south-west corner, thence 40 chains
east, thence 40 chains north, thence
40 chains west, thence 40 chains
south to point of commencement,
and containing 160 acres, more or
Vincent M.  Schibner, Agent.
Dated May 25, 1910. jn21
and Queen Alexandra, the most radiant and comely of couples, amid the
enthusiasm of the whole kingdom,
to the bridal; and with that memory
so fresh and ineffaceable, it comes
with an additional pang to think
of marriage severed, the widow left
to mourn for as long as life may be
given her by the side of a throne
which Is empty by the death of her
husband. That, again, is a human
touch which we all feel, whether we
live In a palace or a cottage.
Transition of Monarchy
I wish to say one word more of a
more general kind. This universal
sympathy for this King who was so
warmly and deeply in touch with his
people—does It not mark the transition through which our ancient monarchy lias been anil is passing? It
began as an absolute monarchy, at.
the time of the Norman Conquest—.
I will not go further back—the rule
of the mailed tyrant with the mailed
fist. Then it became a limited monarchy, and now it has become a constitutional and a popular monarchy,
till at last we have come to regard
our nation as one great family, of
whom the father and the King sits
upon the throne.   (Loud cheers.)
Haynor Bros., the well known
firm of housefurnishers and funeral
directors, have taken up their
temporary location in the Dunedln
block, corner of Second avenue and
Eighth street. They are offering
special bargains In some goods
slightly damaged during the Are. In
a few days the firm will move into
new quarters In the Manson block,
on Third avenue. Friday, June 24, 1910
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I      Cotton From Spruce      1
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That the spruce trees of New England may yet furnish the material to
be spun by the cotton mills of Massachusetts into a cloth that In texture and sheen resembles the finest
mercerized cotton, is the astonishing possibility that is being put forward at present by a coterie of prominent Boston cotton experts. And
the reason for this apparently unbelievable prospect is that these men
have just inspected and subjected to
the most exacting tests specimens
of cloth and of yarn made from
wood pulp.
The Immense Importance of this
discovery which may mean the doubling of New England's natural wealth
and make Its mills Independent of
the cotton fields of the South, has
been realized by cotton manufacturers, but the utmost secrecy Is being
preserved at the present time owing
to the desire of the French promoters of the invention to keep the process in the. factories of England and
the continent.
The wonderful new process, with
examples of its product, has just
been explained to the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers by
James Hope, of Rouen, France, who
has come to this country to attend
the annual convention of the national association.
Although Mr. Hope did not divulge
the entire process, his explanation of
it, together with the samples he exhibited, has interested cotton manufacturers from all over the country
and aroused the out-spoken admiration of C. J. H. Woodbury, of Boston, secretary of the National Association of Cotton Manufacturers.
Nevertheless, Mr. Woodbury, in discussing the new process, is non-cot--,
mtttal as to tbe immediate prospects
of attempting to Introduce the roak
ing of clothing from trees into England.
"As It appears to me," says Mr.
Woodbury, "the Fr<»ucn Inventor and
the French and English backers of
this process are very likely to prefer
keeping the process to themselves
with the advantage of exporting the
cloth to us here in America. That is
natural enough, for the cloth made
of wood pulp that Mr. Hope showed
us takes on dyes more brilliantly In
the bleaching and finishing than does
the real cotton fibre. In fact, it has
a brilliant effect somewhat similar
to mercerized cotton or silk, although it differs in an advantageous
manner from the silk imitations that
are already made from wood pulp."
Regarding the new French invention the product of which has been
named "La Soyeuse," enough has
been learned during Mr. Hope's stay
in Boston to make it clear that if
the machinery were installed in New
England mills the process of producing bolts of dress goods from spruce
trees could be followed out as surely as the cotton from the southern
fields, from Egypt or from India, is turned into cloth. And as
for the economy, Mr. Hope says:
"The cost of its manufacture is much
lower than that of the market price
of cotton." This, by the way, was
explained by those who followed Mr
Hope's acocunt to mean that the finished wood pulp cloth Is cheaper
than the raw cotton in the bales.
"The first step in the process, as
I understand it," says Mr. Woodbury, "is to reduce the spruce wood
to cellulose, much after the method
used in the initial steps for making pulp for paper manufacture. That
consists, generally speaking, in reducing the wood to a liquid by a
combination of chemicals and applied heat. The reason that spruce
is preferred is because of its lack
of color, which, of course, is a feature in bleaching and dyeing the finished cloth.
"After the wood Is reduced to cellulose, or synthetical cotton, since
blenched cotton is nearly pure cellulose, this liquid is then pressed out
into threads by two different methods. For the coarse fibre the pulp
is pressed through perforated steel
plates, and as it hardens when it
strikes the air it may be wound on
spools or drums in any lengths desired. For the finer fibres, the holes
through which the wool celulose is
pressed are in glass tubes drawn out
to very small orifices such as are
found in fountain pen fillers.
"When made from spruce this
fibre is almost white, and it may then
be bleached before being dyed. Mr.
Hope has shown us samples of yarn
and of various cotton dress goods
made of this wood celulose, although
he has not shown any plain goods,
such as sheetings and shirtings.
Some of the cloth resembled woollen
serge and other samples were like
brilliant mercerized goods. Another
interesting feature of It Is the length
of the staple, and, of course, the cot-
Ion experts in looking over the samples started to pull out the staple,
which   In   real   cotton   ranges  from
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seven-eighths of an inch up to two
inches in the finest Sea island grades
In the wood pulp goods, however,
the staple) was, of course, as long as
the maker desired, since it was artificially produced.
"It has been brought out also that
this soyeuse, or wood pulp cloth, will
resist boiling water or caustic potash solutions for several minutes
without change. Also it burns no
more rapidly than does cotton, and
this is a most important point in
artificially produced textiles. A substitute for silk that is much used in
the cheaper grades of ties is already
made in this country from wood pulp
treater after a different process from
the French method of making the
cotton substitute. But this imitation silk is highly combustible. It
is easy to tell it from the real silk
by touching a match to a thread
from it. If the thread is real silk
it will burn more slowly and leav6
a little ball of black carbon. The
thread of imitation, wood pulp silk,
on the other hand, will burn up rapidly and entirely. It is this extreme
combustibility that has been a chargs
against imitation silk, but to the new
substitute for cotton there is no such
Although Mr. Woodbury would not
discuss the plans to introduce this
process into New England, he said
that a number of manufacturers were
very much interested in the samples
and that the process has passed the
experimental stage and is now an
accomplished fact.
Oapt,    Odin     Served     With     Royal
The marine and fisheries department has Issued its yearly list o)f.
shipping of the Dominion of Canada. Tills shows a total of 93 vessels,
sail and steam, registered in British
Columbia, of a total tonnage of 4,068
net tons, since last year, most of
which are registered at Victoria.
The total number of vessels remaining on the register books of the
Dominion on December 31, 1909, was
7768, measuring 718,533 tons, being
an increase of 16 vessels and 16,229
tons, as compared with 1908. The
number of steamers on the register
books on the same date was 3229,
with a gross tonnage of 513,962. Assuming the average value to be $30
per ton, the value of the net registered tonnage of Canada on December
31, 1909, would be $21,556,590.
The number of new vessels built
and registered in the Dominion of
Canada during last year was 327,
measuring 25,306 tons net register.
Estimating the value of the new tonnage at $45 per ton gives a total
value of $1,138,770 for new vessels.
During the year this city was constituted a port of registry for ships.
A comparative statement showing
the tonnange of each of the marltme
states of the world is given, which
shows that Canada retains her place
as tenth.
During the year 246 vessels ere
removed from the register books,
and a detailed statement is given
shoing the cause of  their removal,
It is estimated that 36,430 men
and boys, etc., inclusive of the masters, were employed on ships registered in Canada during the year
The remains of Captain Georgo
Odin, of New Westminster, who died
at the age of 73, are being taken to
Florida for interment. The deceased was one of the corps of Sappers
and Miners who founded the city of
New Westminster. He was an
American by birth, coming to the
province when twenty years of age.
Captain Odin was one of the best
known men of the province in the
earlier days, having been captain of
several Fraser river steamers. He
had charge of the first steamer that
was launched on the Skeena river,
and was also master of the steel
steamer that carried freight from
Victoria up the Fraser to Yale during the construction of the C. P. R.
He relinquished the command of the
steamer Beaver eight years ag-o.
The sisters of the deceased are
Mrs. L. E. Walmsley, Burnaby; Mrs.
P. H. Smith, of Victoria, and Misses
M. and L. Odin of Florida. One
brother, Frank, also lives In Florida.
An Important step toward improving telegraphic communication has
been taken by the Pacific Cable Company, which is having a wire strung
across Canada from Montreal to the
Pacific to connect with the cable
from Canada to Australia and New
Zealand. The cable has been operated with success for some years,
but there have been transmission difficulties across Canada. This will
be overcome by the new line which
is being erected and will be maintained by the Canadian Pacific Telegraph Company and leased to the
Pacific Cable Company, a government institution in which the partners are Great Britain, Canada,
Australia and New Zealand.
The leasing of the line across Canada is regarded as the first step towards a government-owned cable
across the Atlantic.
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The government of British Colum-
bit has signified its acceptance of the
conditions attached to provincial
participation in the advantages of the
Strathcona Trust, and W. P. Argue,
M.A., of Vancouver, Dr. E. P. Paul,
of Victoria, and Inspector David
Wilson of the department of education, have been named to form a
committee to act with the militia department authorities in consideration of the various details of applying the trust plan In British Columbia.
The action taken is largely on the
strength of favorable reports by Dr.
Mackay, of the education department
of Nova Scotia, as to the results observed by that province, in addition
to which New Brunswick and Ontario have also "come in" under the
trust provisions, while Prince Edward Island is preparing so to do,
and Quebec has sent delegates to
Ottawa to discuss the trust plan with
the militia authorities preliminarily.
The Strathcona donation amounts
to $300,000 and is invested by the
finance department of Canada at a
special rate of 4 per cent, making
tbe amount earned annualy for utilization approximately $12,000, divisible by the number of sharing
schools. It Is thus roughly estimated that between $300 and $400 will
come to British Columbia yearly, In
addition to which the department
of militia supplies Instructors and
inspectors free of charge and pays
bonuses to male teachers according
to the work performed by them in
the promotion of physical training.
In the cadet corps, which are likely
to be largely recruited from the public schools under the Strathcona plan
the department also provides such
arms and equipment as are requisite.
' Lord Strathcona's object in the
formation of the trust Is officially
stated to have been two-fold—the
improvement of the physical and intellectual capabilities of the children
while at school, by means of a prop-
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er system of physical training calculated to improve the physical de
velopment, and at the same time to
inculcate habits of orderliness, alertness and prompt obedience; and the
fostering of a spirit of patriotism
in the boys, leading them to realize
that the first duty of a free citizen
is to be prepared to defend his
country, to which all boys should, as
far as possible, be given opportunity
of acquiring while at school a fair
acquaintance with military drill and
rifle shooting. The conditions attached to participation in the trust
benefits by any province are: —
1. Physical training to form an
integral part of the curriculum in
every educational establishment at
which a teacher holding certificate
other than that of the lowest grade
is   employed.
2. A certificate of ability to Instruct in physical training to form
part of every teacher's certificate
other than those of the lowest grade
granted by the province.
3. The education department to
undertake to encourage the formation of cadet corps, including the
practice of rifle shooting, under
suitable conditions, by the older boys
in all educational establishments under  its control.
4. The system of physical training to be adopted to be that in force
in the elementary public schools In
Great Britain ith such modifications
therein as the local conditions of any
province may show to be necessary.
5. The education department to
undertake to require, within a specl-
lieil period, all teachers who are already in possession of its certificates
other than those of the lowest
grade, to qualify themselves to Instruct in physical training (subject
to the exemption of such teachers as
are physically unable to qualify, or
are nearly at the end of their terms
of service) so that in every school
there shall be at least one teacher
capable of imparting the necessary
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"The Columbia Coast Mission Is
the most wonderful example of practical Christianity I have even seen,"
said an Eastern Canadian, on his
return home after having made the
round trip on the mission  boat Co
lumbia   I.
Rev. John Antle, superintendent
of the Columbia Coast Mission Is appealing for funds to build a bigger
and better Columbia. Columbia II,
which is being built by the B. C
.Marine Railway company at Westminster, will measure 100 feet long
by 17 beam when completed, as
against the 60 feet by 14 measurements of the old boat. She is more
than double the tonnage of her predecessor, and when finished will contain four staterooms, a large main
cabin, an office and a deck house in
which will be a miniature hospital
containing cots, an operating table
with X-rays and the latest surgical
appliances. The expenses of the
hospital have been defrayed by a
Montreal person, who gave the Mission the sum of $660 for that purpose in memory of her brother.
It is expected that Columbia II
will be finished about the end of the
month, and will take her initial trip
shortly afterwards. Columbia 1
passed into private bands some
months ago. The new boat will cost
$22,000 and of this sum $18,000 is
already in hand, the money having
chiefly been raised in England and
Eastern Canada. Rev. Mr. Antle
has started a campaign to raise tbe
The Columbia Mission is one ot
the most important works in which
the Anglican church is engaged on
this coast. It has taken as Its motto
the well known lines from the Gospel
of St. Luke, "Heal the sick. . . . and
say unto them, the Kingdom ot
Heaven Is come nigh unto you."
And to many whom It benefits the
advent of the boat must indeed come
as little less than a heaven-sent help.
In the ease of accidents that are only
too common in the lumbering, canning and other industries of the
coast, it has proved of invaluable
assistance, rendering the patients
first, aid on the boat, and afterwards
conveying them to the nearest of the
coast hospitals. It was through the
instrumentality of the mission that
these hospitals were founded.
Queen's hospital, at Alert Bay, Is the
pioneer institution, it having been
opened in July, 1905, three monthn
after the Columbia was launched
The spring of 1907 saw the erection
of a neat building at Marble Bay,
known as tbe Columbia hospital
This was raised by the Tacoma Steel
Co., and uirnished and o -crated bj
the mission.
The total number of cases treated
by the mission in 1909 amounted
to 1837. Of these 549 were treated
on the Columbia. The number ot
operations performed were 240, surgical dressings, 1475, and prescriptions, 1058. Important testimony to
the value of the work done by the
mission has been given by a nurse
who served at Queen's hospital for
over two years, and who stated that
during that time 45 accident cases
were cured, who could not possibly
have lived to reach Vancouver.
LE.XVI.NO leper colony
Dr.   Brlnckerhoff   Will   Return   to
The Norwegian polar ship Fram.
of Nansen fame, in which Captain
Roald Amundsen, the well-known
discoverer of the northwest passage,
Intends to make an attempt to reach
the North Pole, Is now on her way
to  San  Francisco.
She  is  commanded  by  Captain
Neilson   and   left   Tousberg   during
the latter part of April.
Captain Amundsen, who will Join
the Fram at San Francisco, Is at
present  In  Norway.
The course Captain Amundsen expects to take, is via the Bering Sen
into the Arctic, and drift northward
with  the Ice.
Dr. Walter R. Brlnkerhoff, who
five years ago quit home and friends
to live among and study the outcasts in the leper colony of the Hawaiian Islands, and who a year later
was followed by Miss Nettle White,
of Winchendon, who crossed half
way round the world to become his
bride, Is soon to return to civilization. His wife died April 3, 1909,
and soon after he resigned his post
and has since been preparing for
his return home, lie has accepted
a position as assistant professor of
pathology at Harvard, the school
'from which he went forth In his work
of  medical  research.
The marriage of Dr. Brlnckerhoff
and -Miss White was one of the prettiest romances that has even been
known. She was the daughter of a
millionaire, prominent socially in
Newport and Washington, and well
known In foreign capitals. She had
met Dr. Brlnckerhoff at a naval ball
in Washington and not long after
they became engaged. When tbe
doctor ueclded to devote his life, or
a portion of it, to work among the
lepers, he sought to have tbe plans
for the wedding changed, but the
young woman had something to say
about it, and a year later she journeyed alone 6,000 miles to become
the wife of the man she loved. In
April, 1909, a three-line cablegram
told of her death, and her body was
brought home to Massachusetts for
burial. PAGE  EIGHT
Friday, June 24, 1910
prince Kupett journal
Published twice a week on Tuesdays
and Fridays from the office of publication, Third Avenue near McBride St.
Subscription rate to any point in
Canada. $2.00 a year; to points outside
of Canada, ?3.00"a year.
Advertising rate furnished on application.
Local News
Friday, June 24, 1910
The accident to the Humbodlt
within a comparatively short distance of Prince Rupert emphasizes
the need of docking facilities here.
We made reference to the absolute
necessity for something of the kind
at this port in the last issue of The
Journal. The Humboldt lay for
about two days within a short distance of this port awaiting a tug to
tow her south to undergo repairs.
Had a dry dock, or slip of any kind
been located here, there can be little
doubt that the work of repair would
have been done here.
In order to cope with the needs ot
shipping in the matter of repairs an
early start should be made on an
enterprise which will mean so much
for the city.
The Board of Trade in arranging
for a fall fair in this city is taking
a very wise course. An early start
on it was likewise a necessary precaution. The exhibits which will be
placed on display at that fair are not
so much for the education of the
residents of the district as for the
enlightenment of those dwelling
We would suggest, therefore, that
an early move be made to bring to
the attention of the residents of the
south the fact that the fair is to be
held so that many may arrange to
pay a visit to it, taking advantage of
a trip north so as to bring them here
when the fair is in progress.
The Journal is ready to do anything it can to assist in making the
fair a great success and will keep
it ever to the front in an endeavor
to attract all the attention possible
to  New  British  Columbia.
Judge Young will leave on Monday for Atlin to hold court there. He
will be absent only a few weeks.
The St. Andrew's Society will give
a smoking concert on Caledonia Day,
July 28, in the Carpenter's Hall.
The Washington Cafe, with its
clean and tasty arrangements, is
worthy of patronage by all who desire a homelike meal.
Materials for the new cold storage
station at Seal Cove are being got
in place and work on the building
will soon  be under way.
Citizens are asked to sign the petitions praying for the taking of the
telephone systems over by the city,
I'nless this is done no action can be
John Corwin, who has been night
patrolman for some time under an
agreement with the Board of Trade
has now been relieved of his duty
The city police will have charge of
this duty.
The manager of the cold storage
station at Seal Cove proposes to
couple up with the old telephone
line from the mill to the centre ot
the city. Permission was asked the
city council but that body decided
it has no authority in the matter. It
is sought to use it as a private telephone line with the city.
Local Rifle Club is to Compete With
Officers and Crew of Lillooet
In compliance with a challenge
issued by the officers and crew of the
hydrographlc steamer Lillooet to the
local rifle club, a match has been arranged to be held tomorrow at the
The members of the local club will
assemble at the boat house at two
o'clock for the purpose of crossing
over to engage in the competition.
Charles N. Hays Says That is the One
Obstacle at the Present
The citizens have taken hold of
the idea of a Dominion Day celebration in an enthusiastic way, which
presages sucecss for it. An occasion
like this brings prominently forward
the need that exists here for recreation grounds of some kind.
It is true that in a new r
so many pressing demands for public
money tne authorities will be somewhat reluctant to spend much on
recreation grounds that are not considered a real necessity.
From a moral standpoint alone,
however, a place where the young
men may assemble in the evenings
and engage in manly sports is of decided advantage to any place. Even
in a small way an early start should
be made to provide such a place.
President of G. T.  P. is Deeply Interested in the New Steamer
Prince  Rupert
E. S. Busby, inspector of customs,
has gone to Stewart to open the new
out port there.
W. Brewer, the wei Known mining engineer, went to Stewart on
the Prince Rupert.
Rev. J. iVIUard Litch, the neW
pastor of the Baptist church, has arrived in the city.
C. R. Gordon, Inspeotor of factories for British Columbia, was in
the  city  yesterday,     lie  is  making
his first official visit to this city.
Among  tiie  visitors  who  cnnie  In
on the Prince Ruperl  was B, Wilson,
bead or the cold storage company
In Victoria that bears his name. Mr.
Wilson made the trip to Stewart,
calling off here and spending several
hours  Inspecting the city,
Mrs. I.. W. I'atmore gave a skating
party on Wednesday evening to
which quite a large number were invited. The party assembling at
Mrs. Patmore's home, made their
way to the roller rink about 10
o'clock and until midnight a most
enjoyable time was spent there.
Later they all adjourned to Mrs.
Patmore's again where refreshments
were served.
Subscribers to The Journal during
the month of June will be charged
only $1.50, which entitles them to
tin;   semi-weekly  for  a   whole  year.
Charles M. Hays, president of the
G. T. P., who is in Vancouver at
present as defendant in an action
brought by Moreton Frewen, of
London, against the G. T. P. Town &
Development Company, says that the
company hopes to finish the line as
President of the G. T. P.
far as Aldermere from here this
year, and if it is not completed to
Tete Jeune Cnche by December, he
will   be  very  much   disappointed.
•The branch line lo Vancouver
will In- rushed," he said, "just, as
soon  us  we get   Hie  iiiaiii  line com-
"iii lly   thing  that   worries  us
on construction is the scarcity of
labor. Where do all the men who
come out to the coast go to? The
contractors are always complaining,
and yet as 1 came through this time
every coach of every train bound
west was packed."
.Mr. Hays hopes to visit Prince
Rupert before returning east. He
Is manifesting a great deal of interest in the G. T. P. steamer Prince
Rupert, and would like to make the
trip by her.
With Mr. Hays is Mr. Henry
Phillips, secretary to the company,
and Mr. I). B. Galloway, the president's private secretary. The party
traveled to the const in the (I. T, I'.
president's private car "Canada."
Items of General Interest From Centres in British Columbia.
A Timber Road
Victoria.—A branch of the E. &
N. railway will be constructed from
Duncan to Cowichan Lake, and a
$705,000 lumber mill will be built
at tide-water, near Crofton, as soon
as a site has been selected. These
two enterprises, which have been
pending for some months, concluded yesterday, when Mr. R. Marpole,
vice-president of the local railway,
and Mr. W. E. Marsh, representative of the American Finance and
Securities company, held a final conference. The concern for which Mr.
Marsh has been acting is the purchaser of the tract of over 50,000
acres of timber lands about Cowichan Lake. One of the conditions ot
the sale was that, when the new
owners were ready to begin the active exploitation of their holdings,
the railway should construct a twenty-five mile spur, thus furnishing an
outlet from the logging camps to
salt water. Mr. Marsh, on his arrival
here, announced that the American
Securities company was prepared to
commence operation.;.
New Cable Laid
Vancouver.—The cable steamer
Restorer of the Commercial Telegraph Company has completed laying a telegraph cable from Departure
Bay near Nanaimo, to Point Grey,
Vancouver, for the C. P. R. The Restorer took into her tanks forty-five
miles of cable brought from Eng-
lang by the Blue Funnel liner Oanfa, and on Saturday morning she
started laying this from Departure
Bay. By Saturday afternoon she was
off Point Grey landing the shore end,
which is sheltered by a cable house
erected on the beach. The Restorer
was formerly stationed at Honolulu, but her headquarters are now at
Esquimau, where she lies with steam
up and stores aboard ready to go
anywhere along the cable route in
the Pacific. She carries a crew of
a hundred men all told. The last
cable put down from Nanaimo to
Vancouver was laid by the steamer
Tartar, when she came out from
England in the days of the Klondike
Power Proposition
Vancouver.—One of the biggest
propositions ever undertaken on
the American continent for the development of hydro-electric power
will shortly be commenced by the B.
C. Electric Railway company and
the Vancouver Power company on
the Chilliwack and Jones Lakes outlets in the Chilliwack Valley, between 60 and 65 miles east of Vancouver, and when completed, fully
110,000 continuous horsepower will
be developed. The approximate cost
which does not include the purchase
of land and preliminary work, is
$9,354,000. The work will be completed in two and a half to five years
although ten years is allowed according to the charter just obtained by
the company.
Wolves Do Damage
Victoria.—That wolves are making devastations upon the deer and
other game of Vancouver Island is
testified to by M. King, who meent-
ly made a trip across the Island. "I
saw the skeltons of 25 elk on my
jaunt across Vancouver Island,"
said Mr. King., "These had apparently been killed by wolves, as the
bones had been gnawed. Some of
the bulls had fine antlers-but the
lower parts of even there were
chewed off. There are still a good
many elk, and even fine bulls, In the
centre of the Island. In crossing I
saw only two, a cow and a calf."
Strange Eire
Vancouver—While patrolling past
the Woods pharmacy at 601 Hastings street, a police officer noticed
smoke Issuing from the back of a
celluloid mirror In the window. He
stopped to locate the fire and Its
cause. It took some thinking, but
the policeman was on to his job and
he figured it out that the rays of
the sun, reflected from a large mirror in  the rear of    umaller one
In   the  window  with    the    celluloid
back, had ignited the latter and the
smoke was the result. He put an end
to the fire without the aid of the
brigade by the simple expedient ol
standing a board against the window
to intercept the sunlight and all
was well. When the clerK arrived
shortly afterwards to open up for
the day he was told what had damaged the mirror and henceforth celluloid goods will be on the black list
for window displays.
New Church
North Vancouver.—Another stagt
in the progress of Bpiscopallsm In
North Vancouver, was reached on
Sunday, when the Venerable Archdeacon Pentreath officiated at thu
opening service in St. Agnes' church
of England Hall. The building,
which is of wood, is of a plain, substantial nature. The interior in
lined on the under portion with
wood, and the upper section is ot
plaster. The cost, inclusive of fittings, will be about $2,000, of which
$5 75 has been subscribed. The altar, lectern and prayer desk were
the gifts of Mr. H. N. Young, one ot
the church wardens, and the American organ is a present from an
anonymous benefactor in Vancouver.
Clean Up Day
Vancouver.—The civic authorities
held "cleaning up" day on Wednesday. Business firms gave teams during the afternoon to assist the city
in removing refuse. The committee in charge made a clean up ot
all inflammable material on vacant
lots in the various districts, undei
the direction of the fire department.
Garbage, etc., was taken to the city
George L. Hughes Dead
Nelson.—Word comes from Portland of the death of George W.
Hughes, one of the pioneers of tbe
Slocan, and until recently the owner of tho Lucky Jim. From 1892
until about eighteen months ago, ha
was a resident of the Slocan, when
failing health led him to remove td
Spokane. About three months ago
he went to the coast still in quest ot
health, but without success. The
body will be taken to Pennsylvania
where his surviving relatives live
In 1902 Mr. Hughes went to the
Slocan country with a pack train ol
forty mules. He had hired out to
the Lucky Jim at Wardner to transport ore from that mine to Nakusp,
the first ore shipped from that section. He took contracts for large
tonnage from the Washington, Freddie Lee, and other mines, and built
a wagon road to them from Kaslo,
which was soon superseded by tin,
narrow guage Kaslo-Slocan railroad
In 1903 and during the usbsequent
fourteen years development Mr.
Hughes devoted his attention to mining, being owner and manager at
various times of the Alamo, Idaho,
Sunset and Lucky Jim mines. These
interests he had mostly disposed of
before he was stricken with paralysis
some three years ago, but his Lucky
Jim holdings were only parted with
when his health no longer permitted
his giving any attention to business.
Mr. Hughes acquired a comfortable
fortune during his years of labor in
the Northwest, and at the time of his
death is believed to have been worth
between $1,000,000 and $2,500,000.
He was unmarried.
W. D. Morris, formerly of Ottawa,
who has, since his arrival in this
province last December, not only Investigated with great thoroughness
the opportunities of British Colum-
bit, but has made, and is still making, heavy investments at different
places, was in the city a few days
ago. "Perhaps the best evidence of
my faith in the province," said Mr.
Morris, "is the fact that I have so
far Invested over $60,000 in Victoria, Prince Rupert, Alberni and
Stewart. This was not done hastily,
I can assure you, but after a careful
study of conditions which I am still
continuing. I am now contemplating
the further Investment of $50,000
in a commercial undertaking in the
province, the details of which I cannot at present make public."
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in Dunedin Ulock, corner of Second I
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Some snaps In  slightly damaged  goods   which   we  want   to   clear 1
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Furniture Dealer
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Prince Rupert
An inspection of our stock
of House Furnishings will
convince you. For quality and
economy you will leave us a
satisfied customer.
Dining Room furniture, Sideboards,
Buffets, Dining Tables, 8ft.
and 8ft. Extnuioo
Dining Room Chairs, Quartered Oak with
Leather Seats, Golden or Early English
finish. Prices ranging from
Just Received a
Handsome Line of
Iron Beds, Springs and
Mattresses, all sizes
Manufactured here to fit any
window up to 10 feet wide.
Tapestry and Lace Curtains,
Poles and Trimmings
Special orders for Upholstering
of any kind.
$22.50 to $50
Wicker Chairs and Rockers
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Paints Ground in Oil,
Paints Ground in Japan,
Varnishes, Shellac, etc.
Water Stains
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Quotations given on short notice in all lines.
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Shingles and Lath
Mouldings and Cases
Doors and Windows
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