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Job Printing
In all Lines
Published Twice a Week
Price, Five Cents
NO. 16.
City Council Has   This  Subject Again
Brought to Its Attention.
Typographical Union Makes Request
Relative to Patronage of Office
Not Untitled to Label
A letter was read from the local
Typographical Union at Saturday
evening's meeting of the city council
stating that the mi! >n I; bel liu. boon
withdrawn in-n the Optimist owing
to the fact thill the l .anagement of
that offics fail id to comply with tha
requirements of Hie -.i,ion as ") the
conduct of the office. The letter suggested that until differences were
satisfactorily   settled   the   Optimist
*  *  *  *
* (Special to The Journal) *
* Ottawa,   Aug.    9.—The   con- *
* tract for the substructure of *
* the bridge   over   the Sask»t- *
* chewan river for.the Hudson *
* Bay Railway at the Pas has *
* been   let    to     Mackenzie  & *
* Mann,  for  $100,000. *
*   *   *  *
*   *   *   *
should   not   be   awarded   anj   city
Aid. Barrow said that he did not
care to express his opinion on a subject like this. The council called for
the union label. Until some adjustment of the differences between thd
union and the office referred to was
effected, he could not see that the
council could have printing done
Aid. Pattullo thought that to simplify the subject of advertising the
Bolutlon was to confine the advertising to The Journal, which had been
awarded the contract on tenders. He
thought they would have avoided a
lot of trouble had they not attempted to transfer advertising outside of
the paper they contracted with after
duly awarding the contract.
Aid. Hildltch said that at the first
meeting of the city council It was decided that no printing should be
awarded to any concern that did not
carry the union label. He could not
see how, in view of this, the council
could award any printing to any firm
that did not use the label.
Aid. Mclntyre said he thought that
the council was pledged to the union
His Worship said he was so
Aid. Pattullo said that all tha
members of the council were not
pledged to it. He thought It was
better for the council to confine their
advertising to the one paper.
Aid. Hildltch did not think that because the contract for city advertising was awarded to one paper that
the council should not, like in the
case of calling for tenders, advertise
in other papers.
They wanted the fullest publicity
given to these calls for tenders while
In the case of the bylaws they were
not particular about that.
Aid. Pattullo thought the argument
of Aid. Hilditch was not very strong.
He thought that it was necessary
that the-bylaws should be well read.
Aid. Hilditch said he did not say
that the bylaws should not be published. He did not vote at all on
the awarding of the contract.
Aid. Mobley said he still felt that
the publishing of the bylaws In Tho
Journal was sufficient.
"I am a stubborn creature," said
Aid. Mobley. When these papers said
that he was to be forced Into advertising he was prepared to show
his stubbornness. He was pledged
to the union label with respect to
the typographical union. - Until the
Optimist was entitled to use this, he
would not favor the giving of any
advertising to it.
Aid. Pattullo said he was prepared
to deal leniently, but he would not
stand  for paying tribute.
The letter of the Typograujilcal
Union is to be acknowledged.
Chief Magistrate of the City Makes His
Position Clear on
He Will Not Expect to be Remunerated For More Than Seven
Months' Time
There has been considerable discussion in a somewhat quiet way of
late as to whether Mayor Stork and
the members of the city council
would when the question of remnu-
eration for their services is decided
lay claim to one year's emolument or
be content with seven months' proportion of the rate fixed.
Mayor Stork made his position Perfectly clear to The Journal representative recently. Discussing this
very point, the chief magistrate went
on record as stating that as far as
he was concerned he would only expect seven-twelfths of the amount
that the council saw fit to fix as the
remuneration of the mayor for the
year. He intimated that this question of'the sum to be allotted to the
mayor and aldermen . would soon
come up for decision. When that was
done he would expect to receive only
that proportion of the allowance that
represented seven months' labors.
He said that there was a tremendous lot of work to transact this year
and the members of the council had
been called upon to give a lot of time
to the consideration of the business
of the city. In spite of this he felt,
however, that he should be prepared
to take his share in the responsibilities and make sacrifices if necessary
in the public interests. He was not
going to ask the people to remunerate him for more than the proportionate time that he had served them
as mayor.
Accused Man is Allowed Communication Only With His Attorney
(Special to The Journal)
Quebec, Aug. 9.—Telegrams and
letters addressed to Dr. H. H. Crippen are accumulating at the jail here.
He is allowed U receive or answer
only cable messages from Mr. Arthur
Newton, of London, his attorney, relating to the defence.
E. Hodgson, a well known mining
man of Victoria, passed north on the
Prince George on Sunday. He was
bound for Stewart, where he will remain a few days.
President of United States is Agreeable to Proposal
Itinerary of Sir Wilfrid is Not Being
Interfered With Through
Only Slight Injuries to Those in the
Collision Which Occurred Near
Moose Jaw
(Special to The Journal)
Regina, Aug. 9.—The Laurler
party reached Moose Jaw after Friday night's collision. The itinerary
is being continued. All members of
the party suffered severely from
shock, but no one was hurt. Sir
Wilfrid was slightly cut by glass, and
Hon. George Graham had his knee
slightly wrenched.
The special train carrying Sir Wilfrid Lauried left Mooge Jaw at 8
p.m. with running rights over everything westbound. Engineer Frank
Burgess was at the throttle, and Conductor Cook in charge. Between
Belle Plaine and Pense, on a stretch
of straight level track, they met
freight 71, In charge of Conductor
Kemp and Engineer Humble. Burgess was able to stop his lighter
train before the collision occurred,
but the heavier freight could not be
stopepd and crashed in. The engines locked together, one baggage
car was smashed and a cook and porter were slightly injured as well as
Conductor Cook.
The car containing the newspaper
representatives was at the rear of the
second baggage car. No injury whatever is reported from this party more
than trifling bruises from having
been thrown among the typewriters
and furniture.
The state room cars, containing
the Laurier party, report nothing
more serious than a severe jolt.
As soon as the wreck occurred Sir
Wilfrid Laurier went forward personally to inquire as to the Injuries
and damage. The wreck train from
Moose Jaw carried to the scene General Superintendent Scully, who personally looked after the train. The
cars were run back to Moose Jaw,
where the. ambulance awaited Conductor Cook and took him home.
About twenty car repair and service
men were set to work making repairs
and they had everything in shape to
proceed by ten o'clock this morning.
The blame for the accident has not
been entirely fixed, though It is unofficially that train 71 had either left
the last order point without securing
orders O.K., or the orders must have
been garbled in receiving in some
Whole World Watching How the Navy
Scheme of Dominion is
Carried Out.
Rear-Admiral Lyon, R.N., Says Success or Failure Depends Upon
People Themselves
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Aug. 9.—Rear-Admiral
Lyon, of the Royal Navy, on his way
horn from China says the success or
otherwise of the Canadian navy depends on the Canadian people. If
they set out to make a navy they can
do it, but if they are half-hearted in
the plan, it will never amount to
The movements of Canada in this
respect, are being watched by the
whole world.
badEn-poWell en route
(Special to The Journal)
Winnipeg, Aug.   9.—Gen.  Baden-
Powell made a brief stay here    on
Sunday.    He has continued  on  his
way west.   "
Few Votes Were Recorded Against the
Proposition by Property
(Special to The Journal)
Washington, Aug. 9.—President
Taft has granted permission to use
soldiers to assist in fighting forest
fires in the west. The danger confronting the forests is most serious
and it is feared the loss will amount
to millions.
Government    Official    Called    Away
Owing to Bereavement
James Trodden, of New Westminster, representing the Dominion government in connection with work on
wharves in Northern British Columbia, left here last week for New
Westminster. He was called away
by  the  death  of his  wile.
Deceased was 54 years of age and
had suffered from paralysis for several years.
The death of Mrs. Trodden was
sudden at her home 419 Fifth street,
In the presence of her daughter, Airs.
J. A. Campbell, who has been nursing her for the past six months. Her
Illness took a serious turn about
three months ago, the doctors advised a change of climate. .Mrs. Trodden and her daughter visited as far
east as Winnipeg. Having found the
change of very little benefit they decided to return home, leaving on
July 26 and arriving in New Westminster on July 28.
Mrs. Trodden leaves besides her
husband, three grown children, E. J.
Trodden, Canadian customs officer at
Douglas, B.C.; Mrs. T. A. Campbell
and Mrs. L. T. Brown of New Westminster; two sisters, Mrs. J. Barton,
of rBandon, Man., Mrs. G. David, of
Bellingham, Wash.; her father Mr.
Jas. Montgomery, of New Westminster; four brothers, J. A. and J. B.
Montgomery, of New Westminster, A.
A. Montgomery, Seattle, and A. 11.
Montgomery, Alt. Vernon, Wash.
*                            *
* (Special to The Journal) *
* North Bay, Aug. 9—Cochrane *
* 252 miles north of l.ere, «'as »
* visited   by  a destructive fire. *
* Nineteen business places have *
* been   destroyed.     The   mer- *
* chants for the most pa: t lived *
* in rooms ovev the stores. *
* Nineteen families are home- *
* less.     Tents have  been  sent *
* from Cobalt to protect those *
* left without homes. *
* *
* I Ic        ********        *##**
Rose  Harbor  Proving  a   Good   Point
From Which to
Shipment   of  Oil   .Made by Amur—
Gnu no Will Shortly Go
(Special Correspondence)
Rose Harbor, Aug. C.—The whaling station at Rose Harbor is in full
blast. Sixteen whales up to date have
been taken and the first shipment of
whale oil was made by the Amur,
amounting to about $5,000. In a
short time the company will have
lnrge shipments of guano as well as
Change in Business
The fish curing business at Pacofi
has changed hands. The new company Is to pay all the bills and will
soon be ready to make a new start.
Under the new arrangements there
are reasons for believing that a prosperous business will be worked up.
The first money bylaw submitted
to the property owners of Prince
Rupert was carried by a vote of 170
for and 9 against. This was the bylaw to authorize the taking over of
the telephone system by the city at
a cost of $40,000.
There was little interest manifested in the vote yesterday. Mayor
Stork and members of the council
were cariy at the booth and manifest
ed an interest in getting the vote
In, but only 179 presented themselves and voted.
The count last evening showed
that 170 votes were cast for the bylaw and 9 against. The council' is
therefore under mandate to take over
the system for the city.
By a strange co-incident the number who voted against the bylaw is
exactly the same as the members of
the city council. In consequence the
members of the council were ma.de
the subjects of considerable chaffing
last evening. They readily entered
into the joke and enjoyed it as well
as their tormentors.
Passengers From Steamer Now on Their
Way South  From
Wrecked Vessel Is Resting Easily on
the Rocks and Will lie
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, Aug. 9—Dr. F. Montiazm-
bert, director-general of public
health Is on his way west on a tour
of inspection of all quarantine stations in the West. He will go as
far as Prince Rupert.
Dr. Montizambert visited Prince
Rupert some time ago in connection
with the project of locating a quarantine station there as soon as the
foreign shipping warranted it. He
will possibly see fit on this trip to
make some further move.
D. D. Mann's Plans at Stewart Have
to Do With Selling Town
Assistant    Land   Commissioner  Hns
Gone to Northern Point to Make
thv Arrangements
(Special to The Journal)
Juneau, Aug. 9.—The steamer
Princess Beatrice sailed for Vancouver yesterday with the passengers of
the Princess May. The May settled
easily on the reef and there Is every
prospect that she may be salved.
The passengers have been well cared for at Juneau by the C.P.R. While
no blame can attach to Capt. Mc-
Leod, the old skipper Is feeling very
keenly the loss of his command. In
a thick haze, with Pilot' Richardson
on the bridge, the steamer went on
the reef, tearing the single bottom
of the May under the engine room.
She fortunately sunk on the reef and
avoided sinking in deep water.
Sentinel Islet on which the Princess May struck Is a rocky isle standing bold in Lynn Canal, which has
for the most part precipitous sides
with glaciers in places reaching the
sealine, and a lighthouse with a fog
alarm has been established there
since shortly after the Klondike
rush. Seen from the northwest,
looking down Lynn Canal, the rot k
stands out well in the channel, hence
its characteristic name. It is the
northwesternmost of a chain of
islands, stretching from Point Lena
for ten miles, and is about two miles
from the shoreline. A reef stretches
out a quarter of a mile from the islet,
and it was probably on this that the
C. P. R. liner struck. There are two
low and wooded islands, Benjamin
and North Island, between Sentinel
Islet and the mainland, and between
it and Aooron Island, southernmost
of the chain, are Bird and Gull Islets,
low and wooded. Eagle and Herbert
glaciers distribute bergs into the
canal opposite the Island chain. Bat
tery Point on which the steamer
Amur struck and badly holed her
hull a few years ago Is nearer Skagway. The Amur would probably have
met the same fate as the Princess
May had she also been a single-bottomed vessel. The double bottom
was badly torn on that occasion, and
the steamer came south low down
in the water. The scene of the disaster is almost opposite where the
steamer Clara Nevada blew up during the Klondike rush and went
down with all hands.
At the time of the accident Captain
McLeod was in his berth and Pilot
Richardson was on the bridge. Pilot
Richardson says: "We were going at
twelve-knot speed. Owing to the
haze which hung over the water it
was difficult to see far ahead and
the rocks were npt visible until we
were almost upon them and it was
too late to avoid a disaster. Every
effort was made to keep the ship off
the reef, but. It struck and remains
"I knew the peril of the reef and
was watching the course closely.
Steam on the pilot house window
must have deceived me."
Richardson    lias    been       piloting
through the Lynn Canal   for  eleven j
years, and knows every foot of chan-l
Upon arrival here on Saturday
night, Capt. whiicly, of the Princess
Beatrice, was Instructed from headquarters to proceed al once to Juneau for the May's passengers.
The Sun in Cruz, a salving vessel
from Scatilo, bas none to the scene to
raise the May.
Alexander Faulds Classifies Queen Charlotte Islands Product
Very High.
Well   Known    Engineer   Prophesies
Wonderful Development in
Short  Time
Alexander Faulds, M.E., of Vancouver, who has been to the Queen
Charlotte Islands on a tour of inspection to coal properties there for
investors, returned by the Prince Albert on Saturday night and went
south by the Prince George. It is not
the first trip that Mr. Faulds has
made to the Islands in connection
with the coal fields there. He is well
satisfied with the situation.
All that is needed now, he says, is
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Aug. 9.—Captain
Desborough, inspector of explosives at Woolwich arsenal,
is here. He came to Canada
in connection with legislation
with regard to explosives
which Hon. W. Templeman
intends introducing next session.
aggressive work on the part of capitalists that may be interested. The
coal of the islands is the best, he
says, that has yet been found on the
Pacific coast. Nothing approaching
it in quality has been found so far
and the demand for It once It Is put
on the market should be enormous.
Asked if there was any doubt as
to the coal being found in good quantities, Mr. Faulds said he had no
doubt about it. It was true that
where It was exposed now in close
proximity to volcanic rocks Is was
broken. This was but natural. With
depth the coal would be found, he
felt sure, in good quantity. For
steam, for household use, and for
blacksmith's fuel it would be second
to none.
When these measures are opened
up he anticipated that Prince Rupert
would be put in an enviable position
insofar as its coal supply was concerned.
The market existed for all that
could be produced and there were indications now that these fields that
had lain idle so long would soon
be producing coal in quantity.
As to his particular mission, Mr.
Faulds was not able to say anything
at present. It was quite apaprent,
however, that his report on the fields
he examined will be highly favorable
as he returned enthusiastic over the
outlook for coal on the islands.
Young Nan   From   Kimsquit  Cannery
Net Death by Drowning
Last Week.
Victim   Was   I'higllsliniun   Who  Mini
Been Working in fishing
(Special to The Journal)
Vancouver, Aug. 8.—T, S. Darling,!
nsistnnt to Col. A. D. Davidson, land j
commissioner of the Canadian North-j
ern, has gone to Stewart.    His purpose, it is said, is to make arrangements for placing a part of the town-
site owned by the Mann interests on
the market.    This is one of the results of D. D. Mann's'recent visit to
the north.
Port Mann, on the Fraser River,
(he terminus of the Canadian Northern, is to he laid out shortly and put
on th" market In a manner similar
to Prince Rupert.
Nearly Two Months Without Rain in
Victoria mill Vicinity
i Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Auk. 9.— sin.-,- June  21 a I
period of fifty-one days, the rain-fall
of Victoria and vicinity amounted to
only .01 inches.    Excluding ibis precipitation,  which   is  practically  un-
iipprociable, the dry weather   record-
Is  the  longest   in  the  meterologlcal *
history of the city lusting 38 years.
While the situation ir Prince Rupert has not been so aggravated as|
that reported from Victoria, Hi" summer has been a dry one here also. I
There hits been a very light precipitation, only enough to meei the
i Special Correspondence)
Xinuu Harbor, Ann. 6.—News hns
been received here thai a young Englishman Darned Thompson has been
drowned. He had been working at
the KImsquIl cannery and hud fallen
from his gasoline launch. Particulars
are not avallabl . A tew days before the victim of the accident had
killed ii good sized grizzly bear within culling distance of the cannci-v.
I'iii' in Eastern Town followed by
Confession by Culpm
(Special to The Journal)
Brockville, Aug. 9—An Incendiary
blaze was discovered In the Merrill
Block on Sunday. The building itself was badly damaged nnd the
premises occupied by otners also
etc Hinged.
Later Peter Merret entered the
police station and said he fired the
building.   He did not explain the act. THE   PRINCE   RUPERT  JOURNAL
Tuesday, August 9, 1910
Council to Decide Upon Policy Respecting
Locating of Them for
Difference of Opinion nt the Board on
Subject—Engineer's  Opinion
The city council has now to decide
upon a policy relative to the giving
of street lines to intending builders.
The question to be decided is whether
the city engineer's office shall assume that duty or whether it shall be
left to the individual to employ'an
engineer and decide in that way, the
city assuming no responsibility in the
Aid. Hilditch raised the point at
the meeting on Saturday night He
wanted to know whose duty it was
to give the street lines to prospective
builders. He had found that Col.
Davis had stated that it was not the
duty of the city engineer's office to
give the lines. Aid. Hilditch said
he believed that the city should give
the street lines. If necessary owners
might pay for it.
His Worship did not feel like
recommending that the city take the
responsibility of giving the street
lines. If that was done it would simply amount to putting; the surveyors
out of business here. If the city
assumed this duty it would be necessary to charge a fee that would act
as an insurance. It would be a
grave responsibility for the city to
Aid. Pattullo thought it unwise to
have the city assume this duty.
Aid. Barrow did not think that the
fact that the city assumed that
charge that it would do away with
the occupation of .surveyors. He
would be in favor of the city assuming this. It would mean the charging of a considerable fee, but il
would insure the work being done
right. The city could not enforcu
a rule that the lines he run by tha
city. Others could be employed If tho
owners thought fit
Aid. Hilditch felt this was important. He was willing to lay it over
until Tuesday night when the question  could  he  fully  considered.
Aid. Pattullo moved that the city
engineer be asked to report. Personally lie did not believe in tin,
city assuming all kinds of duties that
belonged to private persons. Tha
motion carried.
Nayor Stork Says His:Policy Will Be
to Act Quickly if Decided
Any   Large   Purchases   of   Supplies
Will Have to Come Before
The subject of electric light for
the city is by no means dead. At the
last meeting of the council, Mayor
Stork gave expression to the decision on his part to act very quickly
as soon as it was decided what could
be done. The city engineer has the
matter in hand now.
Aid. Hildltch wanted to know
what was being done in connection
with the electric light question, that
was a temporary system. He had
some time ago brought in what he
thought was a concrete proposition.
He had spent a lot of time on it and
he thought it would not take long to
deckle the question. There were people who wanted to know something
about this su thai they might know
what to do in the matter of installing a gasoline system it' there was
no electric light to be put it.
His Worship said that the engineer
had the matter under consideration.
His own Idea w.-is that the council
would acl quickly when they were
in n position to act. There wus need
ol Hghl on the streets and there
should in- prompl action,
Pilirlinslng  Supplies
Aid. Hildltch wanted to know
v. li-ii was done in the matter of purchasing supplies.
His Worship replied that the city
cli i k acted us purchasing agent.
The city clerk said he dh Ided the
purchasers as well as he could.
Aid. Pattullo pointed out that if
any considerable amounl was to be
purchased the council must puss
upon it.  .
Mr, Vounghiisband—"Have you a
good butcher, my love?"
Wife—"A perfect gentleman, darling. When I order a four-pound
roost he always sends one weighing
six or seven."
Nining Party Has Returned From Queen
Charlotte Islands Well
Prominent Company of Experts Went
Over the Whole Field Quite
Prince Rupert has been visited
during the past two weeks by a very
noted party of mining men whose
objective point was the Queen Charlotte Islands. The main section of
tills party have been in the city a
few days this week, going soutii by
the Prince George. They arrived
from Queen Charlotte City by mo
Bruno on Saturday night with D. R.
Young, editor of the Queen Charlotte
News leading them on.
Included among the party was
William A. McMorrls, who is a
graduate of the Denver School of
Mines, and who is now deeply interested on the Queen Charlotte
Islands; Thomas Kiddie, M.E., who
is well known as an expert smelter
man; Alex. Faulds, M.E., a coal expert whose opinion of the Queen
Charlotte fields is referred to elsewhere; C. Ross McAdam, who for
some years was employed upon the
engineering staff of the Dominion
Government ic the Welland Canal
offices in Ontario.
These men have all been looking
into mining properties on the
Islands and were agreed that in the
matter of mining, fishing, timber
and other industries there is no better field offering than the Queen
Charlottes today.
They prophesy a decided rush for
that section of the province anytime
They went over*in company with
other experts including Mr. Ells, son
of Dr. Ells, and who accompanied
his distinguished father some years
ago when sent out by the government
of Canada to make the report upon
"The Queen Charlotte Group of
Islands," as to their coal and metalliferous deposits, and which is the
most authentic history today. The
latter expressed great surprise to find
as enormous and phenomenally high
grade coal fields yet remaining undeveloped. The balance of the
party, Messrs. Leyson and McGinnls,
M.E.'s of Queen's College, Toronto,
and Messrs. Rayner and D. G. Allen,
M.E.'s of the Royal College of Engineers, Kingston, remaining upon
tiie Islands a few days lnoger.
Meanwhile the party have made a i
most thorough and personal inspection of all the old workings where
any development has taken place and
have carefully cruised by steam
launch and on foot all the southeasterly portions of Graham, and
north-easterly and interior portions
of Moresby Island, taking field notes,
levels, -samples and photorgaphs of
the same.
While somewhat reticent as to
what they saw, or giving out any
opinion, yet all are apparently well
pleased with their two and a half
weeks prospecting tour. And while it
may have been a co-incident, yet upon the going-over trip, Capt. Nicholson, of the G.T.P. steamship service,
and Wm. Newman, designer of the
steamers Prince Rupert and Prince
George were members of the party.
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|    11UU3C     1 UIltlMICIS iii  linn,-din Block, corner of Second    g
m —• Avenue  and  Eighth  Street.
•I   Some snaps in slightly damaged   goods  which   we  want  to   clear
m out before moving into new quarters in Manson Blk., Third Ave.
Party Interested in Railway Project
in Chili Will Look Over B. C.
A party of gentlemen, prominent
in financial and political circles In
Great Britain, who have been visiting Santiago, Chill, in connection
with the enterprise of building the
Chilian Longitudinal railway, one of
the most mountainous roads in the
world, is expected to visit rBitish
Columbia in the course of a few
weeks, advice having been received
that they are now en route to New
York. The party includes Mr. Morton Griffiths, a foremost parliament-
ray advocate of imperialism, who is
coming here for the purpose of urging the encouragement of imigration
from Great Britain; Sir Gilbert ar-
ker, the novelist, and others.
It was stated that the contract for
the Chilian railway, referred to,
would involve an expenditure of
something like four million pounds
sterling. British capital under their
direction is engaged in South America undertakings to the extent of
about eleven million pounds sterling.
B. C. Will Have nt Least Ten Members in Next House
Ten members at least, and possibly
twelve, representing this province in
the House of Commons after the next
redistribution was predicted by Hon.
William Templeman, Minister of
Mines, in an address to the Victoria
Liberal Assocation held a few days
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Rupert City Realty & Inform
ation Bureau, Ltd.
A. E. Wood of the V. W. & V. Company Paid Visit to City
A. E. Wood, of Vancouver, vice-
president of the V. W. & Y. railway
company, was a passenger by the
Prince George this week. With Mrs.
Wood he is making the round trip
on the steamer, going on to Stewart.
In the short time at his disposal
here on Sunday he made a tour about
the city with friends and took In the
situation. Like other visitors, he
was not impressed with the apear-
ance from the landing, but was very
agreeably surprised to find upon inspecting the business section that
there had been such good progress
made in getting the city in shape.
He remarked upon the fact that
it was only a few years ago that
Vancouver looked as rough as Prince
Rupert did today. There was nothing, he felt, to prevent making the
townsite a first class one, and the
harbor was a genuine surprise to
him. He had not expected to find
any such body of water as be found.
Diamonds !
Diamonds !!
Diamonds !!!
I have a stock that is unsurpassed in
variety and quality and for ten days
I am offering any in the stock at
prices that will warrant you looking
at them whether you have any Intention of purchasing or not.
Don't miss this opportunity of seeing the best values ever offered In
British Columbia.
Clarmont Rooms
Sixth Avenue near Fulton Street
Comfortable, Homelike Rooms; Newly Furnished Throughout; Bath
Rooms  with   Hot  and
Cold Water
Rates, $3.00 a Week  and .Upwards
Mrs.   Annie   McGrath,   Proprietoress
The Roland Rooms
Splendid Accommodations
Newly Furnished
Hot baths;   right down town;   good
table board all round
H. B. ROCHESTER, •  Centre Street
Fred Stork
General Hardware
...Complete Line of...
Pipe and Pipe Fittings
Late    Secretary    of    Typographical
Union Remembered
A. O. Franks, who has been connected with the Empire, left yesterday for Hazelton, where he is going
into another line of business. Ever
since the organization of the Typographical Union here, Mr. Franks has
beeen secretary of it. His fellow
members at 1 farewell gathering before he left the city, took occasion
to present him witli a valuable pipe
us :i mark of appreciation for the
services he had rendered Ihe union.
The Fort George Tribune
The Pioneer Newspaper of Central British Columbia
FOUNDED BY JOHN HOUSTON, the Newspaper Trail Blazer of
Western Canada, and edited by Albert Dollenmeyer, and the only
newspaper printed in Fort George. A Newspaper that prints nil
the news—or ot least as much of it as is worth while, and that
can be crowded into its fourteen-inch columns. The only paper that is
in a position to give first hand information as to progress In Fort George
and its great tributary country including the Salmon River and William
River country, the Nechncco Valley, the Babine, Stewart and Nation Lake
and the Omiiicco country. Politically non-pnrtiznn and Independent, THE
TRIBUNE iiiins to reflect the happenings, (lie views mid the hopes of the
people who are today laying the foundations of u big Canadian city nt
what until a year ago was a lonely fur-trading post. THE TRIBUNE'S
further mission is (o give outsiders reliable Information as to the immense natural resources tributary to British Columbia's Central Commercial Capital, Its lenders will tell you that THE TRIBUNE is succeeding in both these aims. If you want to know wlial is going on nt tills
city in Hie making, send $8,00 nnd Till-: TRIBUNE will undertake to
keep you  posted   for ."H  weeks.
incut   Will   Appoint   hispc-cioi
'I'lic departmenl or education has
decided to establish un Inspectorate
of high sc-liciols nnd the responsible
minister has recommended tic- appointment to the control of that Inspectorate lnsp'-cior Gordon. Provision is also io be made to provide for
i wo Inspections necessitating n redistribution of tbe jurisdiction oi
school territory, in the division to
be Hindi' attention will he paid to
iin- relief of conditions in the congested population in en of the lower
mainland. One of the additional Inspectorates to be' established will
control the Fraser Valley together
witli Prince Rupert and conllnguous
n reus.
Address All
The Tribune
Fort George,
British Columbia
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The result has been such a deluge of applications for machines
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The demand comes from people of
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The majority of Inquiries has
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using the Oliver. The business world
Is calling for Oliver operators. There
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Their salaries are considerably above
those of many classes of workers.
"An Oliver Typewriter In
Every  Home!"
That Is our battle cry today. We
have made the Oliver supreme In
usefulness and absolutely Indispensable In business. Now comes Iho
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The simplicity and strength of the
Oliver lit it for family use, It Is becoming an Important factor in the
home training of young people. An
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Our new selling plan puts the
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the dour or your home or office on
this remarkable Oliver opportunity?
Write- tor further details or our
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General   Offices:   Oliver   Typewriter
Building, Chicago, 111.
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve existing on Crown lands In
the vicinity of Hnliine Lake, and
situate in Cassiar District, notice of
which bearing date June 30th, 1009,
was published in the British Columbia Gazette, dated July 2nd, 1908, Is
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C„ June 16th, 1910.
(First Insertion July 5.) Tuesday, August 9, 1910
Mackenzie   &  Mann Reported to Have
New Scheme for Pacific
Have Taken Option on Whaling En-
teipiise And  Will  Extend
The advent of Mackenize & Mann
to tbe Pacific Coast in a business way
has resulted in their coupling up
with other than railway schemes.
Following the purchase of the coal
mines from James Dunsmuir comes
au announcement that they are contemplating taking over the whaling
industry. A report from Victoria
says they have taken an option to
purchase the Pacific Whaling company, and will pay approximately one
million dollars for the concern.
'A new company will be floated In
London, capitalized at several million dollars, and a fleet of schooners
will be built to engage in shark and
halibut fishing In addition to whaling, the shark fishing enterprise being the first established in the waters
of the continent.
Several new whaling steamers will
be ordered In Norway and a schooner
fleet built here.
Large schools of sharks fi'Offl 26
to 30 feet long are found off Vancouver Island, and these will be
treated at the coast whaling stations,
bil being manufactured from the
liver and guano from the carcases.
Cold storage plants will be installed at Rose Harbor on Queen Char-
lotts Islands, and at Seehart and
Kyuquot on the Vancouver Island
coast for treatment of halibut.
The new company to be formed
will be the first Canadian organization to engage in the halibut industry
In these waters, which for many
years past have been monopolized
by American fishermen. A strong effort will be made to win back the
trade. The shark fishing industry
to be established will be the first of
its kind In the new world. It is
stated that the object of Messrs Mackenzie & Mann In acquiring the
whalers is to obtain freight for the
Canadian Northern when the railway
Is running through to the coast.
Local whalers produce thousands of
tons of fertilizer yearly, which will
be shipped back to the wheat fields
of  the  northwest.
The enterprise of Messrs. Mackenzie & Mann promises to give to British Columbia one of the largest and
most inportant fishery concerns in
the world.
W. J. Saunders is In the city from
Copper City. His ferry across the
Skeena Is working well and proving
a great convenience.
Company  Closely Identified With the
Grand Trunk is Opening on This
Representative  Has  Made  Arrangements for Installing Service
On Pacific )
The Canadian Express Company is
making ararngements to open up on
this coast, and will within five or
six weeks be in a position to handle
money orders or express parcels between different points.
N. R. Ross, superintendent of the
western division of the, company having charge west of Port Arthur, was
In Victoria and Vancouver looking
over the ground recently. He stated
that his company Intends ' opening
offices at Vancouver, Victoria, Prince
Rupert and Stewart, and would also
be prepared to handle business to
and from the Queen Charlotte Islands. He Is returning to Winnipeg
after having visited all the points in
which his company is interested, and
will be back again in three or four
weeks after having fully matured his
plans.      »
For a beginning the Canadian Express Company's business will be
handled by the passenger agents for
the Grand Trunk Pacific, and the pas-
Stillger offices will also be the express
offices. Later other arrangements
may be made.
Arrangements have been made
temporarily with the Great Northern
Railway Company to handle the
through business for the express
company between the coast and all
eastern points. Everything from a.
money order to a carload of horses
may be expressed right through.
The Canadian Express Company
operates over the lines of the Grand
Trunk in Eastern Canada.
Tenders for Part of Work Close on
Friday at Noon
The city council li calling for tenders for a considerable amount of
work on the city streets. That for
grading and planking Eleventh street
Saach Place and Tenth street is to
be tendered upon as appears from
the advert Ise'iient in another column
before noon on Friday. The plans
and specifications are now on view
at tbe city hall.
Another piece of work calling for
a much heavier undertaking is that
of grading Second avenue, from McBride street to Eleventh street. The
tenders for this work will be received
up to noon on Saturday, August 27.
The plans and specifications in this
case are also now on view.
Items of General Interest From Centres in British Columbia.
erect only one factory in the district and to have the surrounding
country grow beets to keep the plant
running. In selecting Mission the
promoters had looked over the
ground thoroughly and found that as
far as transportation conveniences
were concerned, Mission was in the
best locality.
Kamloops   Time
Kamloops.—At an initial cost of
over $100,000, the C. P. R. has made
the purchase of nearly a mile of river
front property here, upon which it is
purposed to place the main line
tracks, which for the past twenty-five
years have run through the principal
business street of the city. It is
also stated to be the intention of the
company to spend half a million in-
these various improvements such as
shifting the present tracks, laying
down new ones and piling and filling
in the river bed for some distance out
so as to create more room along the
waterfront, where the lots have been
of little value owing to the fact that
they were situated on a steep Incline
it is also Ulnted thai the C, P. u. will
build  an   hotel   here.
Beet Sugar l-'iii'toi-y
Xew West minster.— In order io
point out the advantages of growing
the sugar beet, Dr. Schumacher, of
the proposed Eraser Valley Sugar
Works at Mission, addressed a special meeting of the Surrey Board of
Trade al Cloverdale, A large and
representative number of farmers
of the district interested In the new
Industry was present. Dr, Schumacher of the provincial board of directors
of the new company, is a bejt sugar
expert of long experience and has
-been chemist lor some of tiie largestIcompany is now maping out. The
beet sugar plants  in  Germany.   He programme of  expenditure   in    the
Life Member
Vancouver.—To Commemorate his
his services in connection with the
inaugural ion of Vancouver's first industrial exhibition, Sir Wilfrid Laurier will bo made an ordinary life
meber of the asosclation, with all the
privileges attached thereto. Sir Wilfrid will lie presented with a certificate of mi .. . hip handsomely Illuminated upon parchment. Such was
n decision reached at a meeting of
tiie directors cf the association,
Negotiations are pending between
Irving H. Wheatcroft, owner of
James Island, near Victoria, and a
Victoria syndicate of wealthy men,
some of whom are connected with
the Victoria Country Club, for the
purchase of the island, which lies between Cordova and Sidney channel,
the object of the purchasers being
to construct thereon a mile racetrack and a stud farm, both of which
will be worked on the co-operative
Mr. Wheatcroft has intimated his
willingness to sell James Island, and
It Is believed he will also take a
share in the new company which will
secure the property when the negotiations are completed.
The object of the purchasers is to
establish horse-breeding and horse-
racing in British Columbia on the
same lines of unquestioned merit as
prevail in England and Australia,
and at the expenditure of many thousands of dollars the company proposes to form a neuclus of what in
future years will become tbe best and
most equitable breeding and racing
plant on this continent.
Charles M. Daniels, Olympic and
National champion swimmer, retained his record a few days ago at New
York by easily defeating a considerable field in the National Amateur
Athletic Union, Travers Island.
Daniels Was never in danger at any
time, and finished twelve yards ahead
of the nearest competitor. No new
records wero established.
Chavese, the French aviator, flying
for the world's record for altitude in
a Bleriot monoplane at the Blackpool aviation meet a few days ago,
attained a heigl t given officially as
5,405 feet. Walter Brookins, the
American aviator, soared 6,175 feet
in a flight at Atlantic City, July 9,
1910, and Tick, in a flight at Brussels, reached 5,570 feet, but these
figures are not official, #Chavese's
mark constitutes a world's record for
A McComb City negro, a giant in
build, named William Harris, who
stands six feet, nine inches, weighs
350 pounds and measures seven feet
from finger tip to finger tip, has sent
a challenge to Jack Johnson in Chica
go to meet him in the prize ring at
any time or place to contest for the
world's championship, He has also
wired Jim Corbett to arrange to do
his training. This big negro is 28
years of age, physically perfect and
docile, and was never in trouble In
this community. He is well liked by
the white people of McComb, practically every one of whom would assist himi'ih his ambition to defeat the
Galveston black.
There's nothing about a set of
harness that requires such careful
attention, in both leather and workmanship, as traces and collars, there's
where the strain lies, there's where
we excel, though we are just as
watchful as to every other detail of
a complete set of harness, be It for
heavy or light work.
B. C. Saddlery Company
Jobbers of Leather, Harness, Saddles, Whips, Trunks and Valises,
Pads,'Blankets, Rugs; Harness Soaps
and 'Dressings.
Real Estate
Money to Loan
Notary Public
Exchange Block
Corner 3rd Avenue and 6th Street
P.O. Box 226   Tel. 226
Municipal Notice
TAKE NOTICE that the council
of the Municipality of the City of
Prince Rupert intends to make the
following local improvement: —
A sixteen foot plank roadway
along Fraser street, from Eighth
street to Fifth street, along Eighth
stieet, Seventh street, Sixth street,
and Fifth street, from Fraser street
tc Third avenue, and to assess the
final cost thereof upon the property
fronting or abutting thereon, or to
be benefitted thereby, and that a
statement and diagram showing the
lands proposed to be so especially assessed for the said improvements, or
work, is now filed in the office of the
City Clerk, and Is open for inspection during office hours.
The estimated cost of the work is
Dated at Prince Rupert, tills fifth
day of August,  1910.
City Clerk.
Municipal Notice
SEALED      TENDERS      endorsed
Tender 11)" and "Tender (2)" will
be received  by  the  City  Clerk  until
FRIDAY noon, AUGUST 12th, 1910:
(1) For the construction of a 16-
foot plank roadway on Eleventh
■street. Beach Place and Tenth street,
between Second avenue and Water
(2) Grading and close cutting on
Eleventh street, Beach Place and
Tenth street.
Plans and specifications may be
seen and forms of tender obtained at
the office of the City Engineer.
Tiie lowest or any tender not neces-
arily accepted.
Wm. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Engineer. A5-9
Municipal Notice
Atlantic Steamship
Through  tickets and excursion
rates to
England, France, German?,
nnd 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 Rallwayf Alaska Pacific Express,
General Steamship and Railway
Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Canadian Pacific  R'y
Steamers leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle
Princess Beatrice, every Monday at 1 p.m.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday morning,
Steamers leave Vancouver
Princess .Beatrice every Thursday night.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday night at 11
Union Steamship Co'y
of B.C. Ltd.
SEALED TENDERS will be received by the City Clerk until SATURDAY noon, AUGUST 27th, 1910
for the grading of Second avenue
between McBride street and Eleventh
Plans and specifications may be
seen and forms of tender obtained at
the office of the City Engineer.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Wm. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Engineer, A5-23
Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladies
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Municipal Notice
Second Avenue, near Seventh Street
Skeena  District—Queen  Charlotte
To all to whom it may concern:—
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the
undersigned,   intend  to  apply  for  a
license to prospect    for    Coal    and
. ,     , IPetroleum upon the following lands
champion,    and   Richard Arnst, the |situate-on Graham Island, one of the
Queen Charlotte Group, in the Province of British Columbia, and more
particularly described as follows, viz
Ernest Barry, the English rowing
New Zealand champion, will meet for
the world's sculling championship on
the Zambesi river in South Africa on
August IS.
It is impossible to tell from this
distance what form Arnst is in, although recent dispatches say he Is
in the pink of fettle. Barry went
away prepared from the climax of
his aquatic career.
The coming championship meet
has brought forward the name of
William Beach of Melbourne, Australia, who won the championship
from Edward Hanlon, of Toronto, In
a race on the Farametta river, In
Australia, and defended the title suc-
Conimencing at a stake planted one
and a quarter miles west of the
north-east corner of Louis Inlet, and
marked "P. C. Coates' S. E. Corner
Claim No. 1," thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to
the place of commencement.
Staked June 14th, 1910.
Dated this 28th day of July, 1910.
By bis Agent, Win. Edward Laird.
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of
the Municipal Corporation of the
City of Prince Rupert, intends to
make the following local improvements:—
The Grading of all streets and avenues in Section One, and to assess
the final cost thereof upon the property fronting or abutting thereon, or
to be benefitted thereby, and that a
statement and diagram showing the
lands proposed to be so especially
assessed for the said improvements,
or work, is now filed in the office ofj
the City Clerk and Is open for ln-1
spection during office hours.
The estimated cost of the work is
Dated at Princ- Rupert, this fifth
day of August, 1910.
Ao-9 City  Clerk.
The new Steel Passenger Steamer
day 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 Fare $5.00
Tiie "Camosun" is tiie only steamer
on the run having water-tight bulkheads nnd double bottom, thus ensuring safety of passengers in case of
ciillission or wreck.
J. H. ROGERS, • Ticket Agent
Municipal Notice
Office   In    the    Westenhaver   Block,
Over  Orme's  Drug   Store.
Prince Rupert
WM. S. HAuL, L. D. S. D. D. S.
:-: DENTIST :-:
Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
All dental operations skillfully
treated. Gas and local anaesthetics
administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free.
Offices, Helgerson Bk., Prince Rupert
Surveying,   Designs,   Estimates,   etc.
TAKE   NOTICE   that   the   Council
of the Municipal Corporation of the
City   of   Prince   Rupert,   intends   to | Room   «    Exonange  Bi00k
make   the   following   local   improve- CorneI.  Th,rd' Ay(,  ftnd -g(xth   ^ree(.
[electric ('in- simp
Xmv West minster.—Tiie
Columbia Electric Railway Company
is now considering the question of I lie
erection of more extensive car shops
at some point on the lower mainland
where sufficient curs may be built
lo supply the growing demands of
the system. It is estimated that
shops giving employment to 1,000 or
1,200 men will be required to till
the- programme of car construction
for   llie  next  few  years   which   the
Skeena   District    Qt n   Charlotte
cessfully against  Jacob Gaudaur of To .,„ ,,, wbom^may concern:—
St.   Louis  on   the  Thames  river   in      NOTICE is hereby given thai l, the
England.    After this victory  Beach  undersigned   Intend   to  apply   for  a
retired and turned the championship !i,r""s,"  ,0 Pr°sP«°'   '.";,    Coal    nnd
Tr   _   ■_     , I'l'triili-iiiu  upon the following lands,
over to II.  E.  Senile, a young Aus- ,„-,„.,,,.,,   „„   Graham   Is   	
trallan oarsmau.   Searle defeated W. the  Queen   Charlotte  group,  in   the
British   O'Connor for l  e championship, then Province  of   British   Columbia,  and
died.     Some  persons   believe    that  ,"""'"  Particularly  described   as   t..l-
_     . ,lows, viz:—(ciiiieinni ncg al  n  stake
Searle was a greater oarsman than (planked al the S. E. corner of P, C,
Beach. There was, however, only j Coates' Claim No. 1, nnd marked
little difference between Beach, Han- "Wm. Penman's s. W. Corner, Claim
ion    and    Gaudaur    when    in   their No' '•" fll«T'': 'iast jso cUains■ ,|"'1""
„     ,   ,     , „    ,      ,   Inorth  SO  chains,   thence    wesl     80
prime.    When Beach beat Hanlon in  ,.,,airlSj ,,,„,„.„ Bouth| s0 cualna ,,, ,,,,
Australia,  American  and  Canadians
nients: —
A sixteen foot plank road on Second street, between First apd Third
avenues, and to assess the final cost!
thereof upon the property fronting
or abutting thereon, or to be bene-!
fitted thereby, nnd thai a statfemenl
nod diagram showing the hinds pro-
posed io be so especially assessed for
the siiid Improvements, or work. Is
now filed In the office of the City
Clerk, and Is open for Inspection during office hours.
Th 3l iin;i ted cost of the wot !■: Is
Dated at  Prince Rupert, this fifth
day of August,  1910.
A5-9 City Clerk.
Prince Rupert
Brokers, Forwarding Agents,
Storage,  etc.
.1.  W. POTTER
ci Concrete a Specialty
Building -  Prince Rupert
lias been all through the lower mainland of the province and has tested
the soil and 'inds it is practicable to
matter of new lines and of car construction will be announced in a
few  weeks, probably about  the first
raise large quantities of sugar beets, of August,  when   some  definite  ar-
In his address, Dr. Schumacher pointed out that the company intends to
rangenieiit will be made as to the new
car shops.
thought the antipodean had a decid
ed shade over Hanlon, Inasmuch as J
the race was rowed over a course
that Beach was thoroughly familiar
with. Hanlon made the long trip for
ilie race and had little or no acquaintance with the Paramatta river, when
the contest was held. Beach is now
living a  retired  life.
place of commencement.
Staked, June 14th, 1 ill 0.
Dated this l'mii dayt of July, 1910,
I By   his   Agent,
Wm.   Edward   Laird,
GRAHAM    ISLAND—   The     surest
sign of the progress of a town or
dlstriel   Is   Its  newspaper—live,   ac-
NOTICE is hereby given  that the  live,   hustling."     "The    Masset   Re-
reserve existing on  Crown  lands in   view," Masset, Q.C.I,
the vicinity of Babine Lake, situate
In Range 6, Const. District, notice of - -
which   wns  published  in  the  Hiitisli
Columbia   Gazette,   dated   December
17.  1908,  is  cancelled   in  so  far as
said reserve relates to lots num
ed   1519,   1618,   1517,   1616,
1610, 1507, 1506, 1506A, 1501
For Job Printing of all kinds see
the Journal man.
"Have you ever loved before?"
asked the coy maid. "Yes," yawned the worldly young man, "but
er—never before a chaperonc, two
small brothers, and a pet bulldog."
And then she suggested a trip down
the  old  road  to see the  stars.
1506,  1504, ir,13,
1630,  1527,  1628,
1533, 1634, 1685,
1538, 1540, ir,41,
1546, 1542,  1647,
1520, 1621, 1622,
1626, nnd 1561.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, 11. C, June 10th, 1910.
i First insertion July 5.)
1502,  1512, 1511,
1514, 1509, 1508,
1 529, 1531. I 532,
1537, 1539, 1536,
1544, 1543, 16 15,
1548,  1549, 1550,
1523,  1624, 1525,
v; +The Thompson
1601.   t *
I Hardware Co.;:
Second Avenoe-
Paints. General Hardware,    .,
j     Oils, Stoves and Ranges.     '' f
Tuesday, August 9, 1910
prince isupert journal
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Advertising rate furnished on application.
Friday, August 5, 1910
Aid. Pattullo has given notice of
a bylaw relating to the question of
weights and measures in the city. We
do not know the contents of the proposed measure, but we are inclined
to think that if the object of it Is
simply to overcome the danger of
being cheated by false weights, as
was suggested by him in his remarks
at the time of the introduction of
the subject, a more expedious way of
dealing with it and one that would
incur no expense to the city, would
be to bring the matter to the attention of the minister having to do
with weights and measures. This is
Hon. W. Templeman, tho representative of the district in the House of
Commons. He is now on the coast
and can readily be reached. We are
Inclined to believe that if the matter
is called to the attention of that minister the next steamer after he receives tlie news will have on board
an inspector armed witli power to go
over all the scales in the city..
It may be, of course, that there are
some other points dealt with in the
bylaw proposed by Aid. Pattullo that
could not be covered by the Federal
Act. It would be well, we believe,
even if a bylaw is necessary, to have
the Minister of Inland Revenue acquainted with the situation as Aid.
Pattullo found it.
• The question of improving section
one of the city by bringing all the
streets and avenues in it to rough
grade ready for whatever style of
finish may later be decided upon, has
given the city council no little concern. We hold no brief for the council in the matter. We believe that
they are capable of defending themselves when the time comes to do
so. We believe, however, that they
did not decide upon the plan they
have endorsed without the most careful consideration being given to the
task that presented Itself from all
standpoints. In adopting the local
improvement plan the members of
the council did not introduce any untried system. They had, on the contrary, the best of examples to follow. The plan of doing a very wide
variety of street work under the
local improvement system is growing and the council has the precedent
of a majority of the cities in Canada and the United States pursuing
that plan now.
When the council faced the proposition of starting work on the streets
of the city, they were met at once
with the difficulty of knowing where
to begin. Prince Rupert, It must be
admitted, is peculiar in respect to
civic work. It starts out with a
promise of a great city, platted and
planned to meet the requirements of
a population of many thousands.
Every property owner, with some degree of right, expected to have the
streets in front of his place put In
as good shape as his fellow citizen In
some other part. In most of places
starting with a single main avenue,
the growth is gradual and the demand for street Improvement is produced as other thoroughfare's radiate
from the starting point. In one sense
Prince Rupert's streets had no such
starting point.    It  started  all over.
The first thing the council had to
decide was whether the work should
be done under the popular system of
the present day, local Improvement,
or by the older system of taking the
cost of it nut of genera] revenue. It
was decided to adopt the local Im-
provemenl plan and to make a start
in sect ion one. In order to avoid
working any injustice upon any portion of the section, It was decided to
put every thoroughfare In it in the
same shape. It was felt that this
was only right, also, because tho
whole of the district was necessary
to provide a business quarter for the
city In its earlier stages.
Upon Aid. Lynch has fallen a good
deal of the work of formulating the
policy of the council, and we believe
the task was put In capable hands.
He has taken a deep Interest In It
and has shown no small ability In
dealing with  the subject.
Aid. Lynch himself thinks the estimate of $400,000 made by the city
engineer as the cost of rough grading
the section a htgh one. It Is a perfectly   safe   estimate,   he    believes.
Covering a period of twenty years
the amount to be raised for interest
and sinking fund will be about $36,-
00 0 a year, it is estimated. J
The period of twenty years seems,
to our mind, rather a short period, It
might have been better to have .extended a work that must necessarily
be lasting over a much longer period,
but for that the council is in no way
to blame as the Municipal Clauses
Act forbids the extending of the time
for the repayment of a work of local
improvement over a period of twenty
Section one represents about one-
half of the total assesesd value of the
city, we are Informed. There is, of
course, a considerable area within
that section about which there is a
question as to whether It Is taxable
or not, which Is made up of government land and company reserve.
Eliminating this from consideration
there would be over $3,000,000 of an
assessment coming within the tax
able portion of the section. As half
of the amount to be raised is to be
on the assessed value of the property
and the other half on the proportionate frontage of the property, the
rate required to raise $18,000 a year,
half of the total annual levy for the
work would be six mills. That is
basing it on this year's assessment
and allowing for all the exemptions
that can possibly be  claimed.
There yet remains another $18,000
to be raised on frontage. The frontage is calculated to be about 40,000
feet. A twenty-five foot lot under
this part of the levy would necessitate a tax of $11.25.
The cost of the work is thus easily
estimated from both levies. At these
rates a $10,000 lot will pay $60 on
assessed value and $11.25 on frontage, or $71.25 of a total for the local
improvement work. At the same
time these lots are relieved from a
levy for street work in other parts of
the city.
Section one is not the only portion
that is to be improved. The remainder of the city will have, to be rough
graded. It is fair to suppose that the
cost of doing that work in other
parts which represent far wider areas
will readily reach $400,000. Under
those conditions the owners in section one representing about half the
assessed value will come out even in
the matter of taxation and the local
improvement system of taxation
comes out exactly the same as would
result if the levy were on the general plan. The people in the meantime that are affected have had the
opportunity of saying for themselves
whether thye will have the work or
It Is true the local Improvement
plan of street improvement has its
weaknesses, but It has been found the
most acceptable system in modern
cities.   The city council had not-time
to make full investigations as to
the merits of all these matters. The
members had to use their own knowledge of the working of such matters
and act quickly.
We believe in giving the council a
fair show. The members are the representatives of the people—open to
criticism for all they do—but they
have a right to expect the co-operation of the citizens In an attempt to
make this a thriving city. When the
council errs In judgment it is a duty
to correct them and suggest a cure.
Carping pointless criticism will never
accomplish for the city of Prince Rupert any more than It has done for
other places—keep It behind in the
development of the country.
Aid. Pattullo Shows Signs of Ranking- Among tbe Big Ones
The citizens of Prince Rupert are
being cheated in the matter of
weight in some instances, according
to a statement made by Aid. Pattullo at the Saturday evening meeting of the council. He has, therefore
decided to introduce a bylaw relating
to the subject. At the meeting, Aid.
Pattullo, in support of the proposed
bylaw and as a reason for introducing it, said that he had stepped upon
a scale in the city and found'that he
weighed over 200 pounds by it. His
weight was properly only about 175
pounds. It was time to deal with this
question,   he  thought.
His Condition is Critical—Assailant
Was Dismissed Employee
(Special to The Journal)
New York, Aug. 9.—Mayor Gaynor
lies in a dangerous condition as the
result of a bullet wound received as
he was about to leave for Europe.
His assailant was a dismissed civic
 -. o	
Hnrvey Scott,  of Orcgonian, Passes
Away at Portland
(Special to The Journal)
Portland, Ore., Aug. 9.—Harvey
Scott, editor of the Oregonian, who
held a controlling interest in the
paper, is dead. He was recognized
as exerting the widest influence of
any single individual In Oregon. At
different times he has been offered
lucrative positions under the government of the United States, but always
refused to accept, preferring to look
after his own private Interests.
Mr. Scott was an able newspaper
man, a ready writer and strong
J. H. Smith, of Smith & Simth,
electrical supplies and commission
agents of Stewart, was in the city a
few days ago.
* *    *
Mr. Geo. Arnold returned by the
Prlrce George from Stewart where
he '.hi; been in business lor some
weeks past.
* #    *
Sol. Cameron has returned from
Stewart. He reports that the labor
situation insofar as the railway contract Is concerned, is improving, as
more men are offering,
+    •    *
Mr. and Mrs. E. Kent Strathy and
family left last night by the Prince
George on their way to Edmonton,
where they will make their home in
future. Mr. Strathy, as manager of
the Union Bank, made many friends
here who regretted his departure.
* *    ♦
James McGeer, the well Known
athlete of Prince Rupert, left for
Vancouver last night to take part In
the try outs for a place with the Vancouver lacros? club contendes for
the (c-'.-nto Cup. He knows the game
from str.'-t to firlsh, and hqs all .vipes
of caco'.ing a peace on the team
* *  - *
Among the passengers for the
south last night on the Prince George
were H. S. Ives and family, Miss McLean, who has been visiting with Mr.
and Mrs. Mcintosh; the Misses Glea-
son, who have been in the city for
two weeks visiting with their siste|
of Third avenue, and who are making a tour of all the coast cities; Mr.
James McGeer, and a number of
Mr.  George  R.  Priestinnn  and  Miss
Jewitt United in Mnrlrage
A very pretty wedding took place
at noon Saturday, Aug. 6, at the
home of Mr. C. H. Kearns, Summit
avenue, when Miss Edith Olive,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. G.
Jewitt, of 2349 Cypress street, Vancouver, became the wife of Mr.
George Rhodes Prlestman of this
city. The officiating clergyman was
Rev. Mr. Ross. The bride, dressed
in a white linen travelling suit, was
attended by Miss Margaret Gleeson
of Portland, Ore., who was dressed
in a green linen suit, while Mr. C. H.
Kearns acted in a like capacity fof
the groom. After the ceremony, a
wedding dinner was partaken of. Tho
happy couple, after spending a few
days on the Skeena River, will take
up their residence in this city.
The first serious wreck of a United
States revenue cutter since the Gal-
lt- tin was drhen on a rock in Boston
harbor in a heavy snow storm, eighteen years ago, became known a few
days ago when official advices reported that the Perry, carying half a hundred officers and men, had run on a
dangerous reef in Behring sea, and
a complete loss. No lives were lost,
and the men have been distributed
among the craft that guard the sealing herds and perform other duties
in  those waters.
News of th-> loss of the Perry was
sent by wireless telegraphy to Nome
and thence to Washington. The
steamer Senator, which arrived at
Nome last night picked up some of
Hie Tahoma's wireless messages. The
Perry's officers and men were taken
on tiie cutters Manning and Tahoina.
The Tahoma has a prize in tow, a
Japanese schooner seized oft the
coast of the Rookeries, for violation
of the sealing laws. It was supposed
that the Manning and Tahoma were
Bteamlng to Valdez.
For another three months the
steamer St. Denis will remain on tlii*
: coast under charter to the Boscowitz
Steamship Company, according to a
statemenl issued today. The vessel is
owned by a London concern, but was
forberly operating along the lower
California coast. She was taken for
eighteen   months   by   the   Boscowitz
.company for the northern British Columbia trade and this agreement recently expired. Cables to England
have resulted )n the steamer workinli
j for the Boscowitz company for a few
I more months.
There were rumors that the G.T.P.
were negotiating for the St. Denis,
liui no confirmation of these were
To Arrive
Tuesday, Aug. 9.—City    of    Seattle
from  Seattle.
Prince Albert from  Masset,  Port
Simpson, etc.
Thursday,   Aug.   11.—Cottage   City
from Skagway.
Friday, August 12.—Humbodlt from
Camosun from Vancouver.
Saturday, Aug: 13.—Princess Royal
from Skagway.
Prince Albert from Skldegate.
Sunday,    Aug.   14.—Camosun from
Prince George from Vancouver.
Monday,  Aug.   15.—City   of   Seattle
from Skagway.
Prince George from Stewart.
Tuesday, Aug.  16.—Humboldt from
Prince Albert from Masset,  Port
Simpson, etc.
To Depart
Tuesday, August  9.—City of Seattle
for Skagway.
Wednesday, Aug. 10.—Prince Albert
for Skidegate.
Thursday,   Aug.   11.—Cottage   City
for Seattle.
Friday,   August   12.—Camosun    for
Humboldt   for Skagway.
Saturday,  Aug.  13,—Princess Royal
for Vancouver.
Sunday, Aug. 14.—Camosun for Vancouver.
Prince George for Stewart.
Prince  Albert   for    Masset, Kln-
colich, Port Simpson, etc.
Monday,  Au&   15.—City  of  Seattle
for Seattle.
Prince George for Vancouver.
Tuesday,   Aug.    10,—Humboldt   for
The government has renewed for
one year the contract with the Union
Steamship Company for the service
between Victoria, Vancouver, Australia and New Zealand. The renewal
is from the first of August next. In
the meantime tenders are being called for three or four-year contracts.
The department of trade and commerce has been advised that the newly constructed ship of the company,
the Zealandla, Is to be put on the
line to Vancouver at once. She is a
sixteen-knot steamer of 6,600 tons.
Advices have also been received at
the department concerning the projected line between Great Britain,
Eastern Canada, Australia and New
Zealand by way of the Straits of
With a cargo or 0,000 tons of cement, the British steamer Inverklp
sailed recently from Hongkong direct
for Prince Rupert. The cargo Is for
Foley, Welch & Stewart, and as previously anottneed will be the first
to enter the northern harbor direct
from the far east. After discharging
the steamer will go to San Francisco
in ballast.
The local sailings for the week
will be fairly quiet as both the Prince
Rupert and Princess Beatrice are off
the run for a little while. The Cottage City on Thursday will be the
only boat south until Saturday.
 o —	
H. N. Boss, prominent, as an investor in various lines in this part
of the province, has returned from a
trip to the Naas Valley.
The continuation of the trial of G,
T. Williams has been further postponed until tomorrow in order to allow of another medical examination.
Furniture Dealer
3rdi,'jA»e»n*/ baa .jbboo g!ii.t
Prince Rupert
. An inspection of our 6tock
of House Furnishings will
convince you. For quality and
economy you will leave us a
satisfied customer.
Dlnlnf Room Furniture, Siduboards,
Buffets, Dlninj Tables, 6ft.
Mil 8ft. Eitewlon
Dining Room Chain, Quartered Oik with
Lather SeaU, Golden or Early English
finish. Prices ringing from
Just Received a
Handsome Line of
Iron Beds, Springs and
Mattresses, all sizes
Manufactured here to tit any
window  up  to 1.0  feet wide..
Tapestry and Lace Curtains,
Poles and Trimmings
Special orders for Upholstering
of any kind.
$22.50 to $50
Wicker Chairs and Rockers
GEO. D. TITE,    -    3rd Ave.
Ready Nixed Paints,
Paints Ground in Oil,
Paints Ground in Japan,
Varnishes, Shellac, etc.
Water Stains
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply
Company, Ltd.  thos. dunn, m».
The Westholme
Lumber Company, Ld.
We carry the largest stock of
Building Supplies in the North.
Quotations given on short notice in all lines.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Shingles and Lath
Mouldings and Cases
Doors and Windows
We handle Plaster and Lime at reasonable prices
Get our'quotations for alljclnsses of buildings.
Grand Trunk Pacific Steamships
Connecting   with   Eastbound   Trains
"Prince Rupert" sails every Thursday, 8.30 p.m.
"Prince   George"   sails   every Monday S.30 p.m.
"Prince Rnpert" sails Wednesdays 8 p.m.
"Prince George"  sails  Sundays at 8 p.m.
Steamer for Masset, Kincolith.Naas  Bay  and   Port  Simpson,  Sundays, I p.m.
For Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City,   and   other   Moresby Island
points, Wednesday, 1 p.m., returning via Queen Charlotte City.
Tickets, reservations and Information    from
a. e. Monaster
Freight and  Passenger Agent, G. T. P. Wharf.


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