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During June
f 1.80 a Year
Job Printing
In all Lines
Published Twice a Week
Price, Five Cents
NO.   2.
Surveying Parties are Being Put in Field on Vancouver Island
— William Mackenzie Says They Will Have
Line to Winnipeg in 1914.
Purchaaera of Dunamuir'a Coal Will Spend Million Dol/ara in Further Development—Outfit
to be Increaaed bo New Company— Will Put Into Service
Steamera for Carrying Freight.
(Special to The Journal)
Winnipeg, June 21. — William
Mackenzie, president of the Canadian
Northern railway, who arrived here
from the coast today, said the deal
for the Dunsmuir mines was closed
in Victoria on Friday. The new company intends to double the output
at once. They will open new mines
and improve the shipping facilities.
They will spend a million dollars
on extending the enterprise, seeking
new markets and building a big
Referring  to  the  construction  of
the Canadian Northern in British
Columbia, Mr, Mackenzie taid "the
Canadian Northern will bring passengers to the Winnipeg World's
Fair from Victoria on our own
steamers and :;. ilway."
Survey Party
Victoria, une 21.—N. L. Parasem
and nineteen men left today for
points up Vancouver Island. They
are despatched by Mackenzie &
Mann to survey the country for the
route of the Canadian Northern.
This is the 3econd party placed in
the field this season.
Find at  Stewart Needed No Exaggeration According to
W. Piggott.
Head  of  -Townslte  Company  Speaks
in  Conservative Way  of
Among the arrivals from Stewart
by the Princess Beatrice yesterday
was W. Piggott, of Victoria. He
is very heavily interested in the new
camp, and has, in fact, been playing
a most important part in developing
it. He Is at the head of the Stewart Townslte Company, and is also
deeply interested in the Stewart Mining Company.
Mr. Piggott, when seen by a representative of The Journal relative
to matters at the camp, said everything was going forward in the most
satisfactory way. The development
of the mineral wealth there could
not help having a most beneficial effect upon Prince Rupert, he thought.
There was every prospect now that
there would be quite a number of
good mines developed. These would
have immense bodies of ore, but
while there were some very rich,
the general charac'er of the bodies
taken as a whole would be lower
grade. Concentrators would undoubtedly be employed, although
there was on the Stewart, the company in which he was interested,
ore that would lend itself to the
cyanide process so that the gold and
silver would be taken out right at
the  mine  and  save  shipping.
Speaking of the recent discovery
on Bitter Creek, Mr. Piggott lamented the fact that there has been
so much exaggeration in connection
with it. The discovery was good
enough, he felt, without any misrepresentations concerning it. The vein
is capped by a great mass of broken iron ore. Beneath this it carries
good values in gold and silver and
should give good returns. The railway will pass within four miles of
it. At present the cost of transportation is very heavy.
From other sources It was learned that the body of ore promises to
be about 50 feet wide, carrying
values of about $48 to the ton.
Consulting Engineer   is   Coining   (
Here in Connection With Them
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, June 21.—Louis Coste
consulting engineer of the department of public works, is to visit
Prince Rupert shortly His visit has
to do with tne question of the public
buildings which the Dominion Government will erect there.
E. Hughes, superintendent
equipment In connection with
Dominion government wireless system on this coast, was In the city
today on his way to the Queen Charlotte Islands. He will look Into the
feasibility of establishing another
wireless station at Lawn Hill.
The C. P. R. steamer Amur called
here this morning on her way from
the south to Queen Charlotte ports.
Quite a numbei of passengers was
aboard her.
Violators  of   Liquor
Contribute to
Law   Made
In the police court on Monday
morning, Police Magistrate Carss
disposed of the three cases of selling  liquor  without  licences.
W. Gilbeau, F. Snyder and A
Antiou were all found guilty and a
tine of $510 each with costs of $2,
making a total of $1,536 paid into
the treasury.
The G. T. P. has made arrangements for transporting passengers
bound for Port Essington to the
Chieftain upon the arrival of the big
steamers Prince Rupert and Prince
George. This will do away with the
necessity for the large vessels running into Essington and will, at the
same time, work little or no inconvenience  to  passengers.
Inspector Hushy   is   in  the City on
Inspecting   Trip
E. S. Busby, the energetic inspector of Canadian customs in the north
Is in Prince Rupert, arriving here
last night. Every since the early
days of the Yukon, Mr. Bushy has
been connected with the customs department in the north. He has,
therefore, a very thorough knowledge of the needs of the district he
now inspects.
On the present trip he will open an
out port at Stewart which will be
under the customs officer at Prince
Rupert, Mr. McDonald. William Miller will be the officer in charge.
Mr. Busby will also open another
out port at Stlckine, near Wrangel,
putting C. A. Tervo, formerly of
Telegraph Creek at that point.
The various offices as far as Dawson and down the Yukon River as
far as the boundary between the Yukon and Alaska will be covered on
this trip which will take probably
two months' time to accomplish.
Mr. Busby was pleased to see the
rapid development at Prince Rupert
since his last visit here.
S. D. Scott Leaves East For Position
on News-Advertiser
(Special to The Journal)
Vancouver, June 21".—S. D. Scott,
editor of the St. John Standard, has
resigned to become editor of the
Vancouver News-Advertiser. Mr.
Scott is generally accepted as one
of the cleverest and most forceful
newspaper editors in Canada.
J. S. H. Matson, the new proprietor of the News-Advertiser, is said
to have determined upon making his
paper the best in the province of
British Columbia, and the employment of Mr. Scott is but one of the
moves in that direction.
Rev.  J.   W.  Lltch   Will  Look  After
Needs of  Denomination  Here
Another church has commenced
services in Prince Rupert. On Sunday, Rev. H. G. Eastabroolt, superintendent of Baptist missions in
British Columbia, held services in
Mclntyre Hall, which were well attended. The services were much enjoyed and gave promise of the formation of a very strong church here in
the near future.
Committees have been appointed
to look after the work here, with
G. \V. Nickerson as secretary. They
consist of the following:—Finance,
.Messrs. Thos. Birnie, Alder and
Robertson; music, Mrs. Birnie, Miss
Robertson and  Mr. Birnie.
Rev. J. Willard Litch is to take
charge of the congregation here. He
is an able preacher, formerly pastor
of the First Church, Calgary, then
of the First Church, Vancouver, and
later of the Broadway Baptist
Church, Winnipeg. A few months
ago he was by urgent request of the
General Board of Baptist Union of
Western Canada, left free of a charge
to help in general evangelistic work.
The services will be held for the
time being  in  Mclntyre Hall.
■Sir Wilfrid Laurier has replied to the invitation sent
him by the City Council to
visit Prince Rupert. At last
night's meeting of the council the reply to Mayor Stork's
letter was received. It read
as follows:—
"I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt of your
favor of the 27th of May. It
is my intention to visit Prince
Rupert this summer. My visit
must necessarily be short, but
it is a duty as well as a pleasure for me to undertake the
journey. Yours very sincerely,
W. J. Saunders is Completing a Lino
to Cross River at Copper City
W. J. Saunders is completing his
cable ferry across the Skeena from
Copper City to the railway line on
the opposite shore. The ferry will
be capable of handling all kinds of
traffic and the cables will be high
enough not to interfere with river
navigation. At this point the river
is almost 750 feet wide. The ferry
should be a great convenience.
Rich returns are reported to be
made by a party of Swedes who are
steadily working on some copper
mines about three miles up the Copper river. They are giving out little
or no information, but it is reported
the  showing  Is  excellent.
Special to The Journal)
San Francisco, June 21.—
Ted Rickard still expects to
bring the Jeffries-Johnson
fight off here. He has gone to
Reno, Nevada, where the fight
will be held  if not here.
Goldfield   is  ready to  offer
$200,000  for  it.
He Tried  to  Escape From  Chicago
Mam  and  Met  Death
(Special to The Journal)
Seattle,   June *il.—T.   Ganata,   a
Jap sailor, was drowned in attempting to escape from the steamer Chicago Maru.
'astern  Cities Suffer From the Hot
(Special to The Journal)
Pittsburg,     June    21.—Five  died
here yesterday from the heat, while
six were prostrated.
Other Deaths
Cincinnati,  June  21.—Heat killed
two and prostrated eleven here yesterday.
Party Leaves lioston For North—Not
in Search of Cook's Records
(Special to The Journal)
Boston, June 21.—The Boettric,
chartered by Whitney and Rainey,
and commanded by Capt. Bartlett,
who was with Peary, sailed on Monday for the Arctic.
The members of the party said it
was not undertaken to search for
the records which Cook claimed he
left at Etah.
Laborers   Run   Over  on   Canadian  Northern  Line
(Special to The Journal)
Rainey River, June 21.—H. La-
ladure and Alfred Stevens, mill
laborers, were run over by a Canadian Northern train at Beaudette.
Lavadure was instantly killed, and
Stevens lived only ten hours. Evidently they had laid down on tho
track and gone to sleep. The engineer failed to see them until too
Canada's  Trade  Returns Are Showing  Up  Well
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, June 21.—Trade for Maj
shows an advance of fourteen million over May of last year. The im*
ports and exports totalled nearly
sixty millions.
The exports were $38,667,294, an
increase of ten and a naif million.
Trade for the first two months of
the fiscal year shows a gain of twenty-five millions.
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, June 21.—Among the
recent arrivals from the Orient are
Rev. J. B. and Mrs. Endicott,
and family, returning to Toronto
after ten years in western China.
.Mr. Endicott says no immediate
danger of an up-rising exists there.
The feeling, however, is not favorable to foreigners. He will return
here to attend the genera' conference of the Methodist church this
Council Ashed to Modify Them in Case of Work Already Being
Carried Out Under Contract— Would Interfere
With Building Operations.
Streeta Committee Will Conaider Queation on Report From  City   Engineer---Difficultiea to
be Faced for Some Time-—Common Grounda May Have
to be Sought for Muaheg.
The city council at its meeting
last evening had forced upon it
the rule made at Saturday night's
setting relative to dumping muskeg
on the street limit. It had been decided on the recommendation of the
engineer, that no muskeg should be
placed on the street to come higher
than three feet below the grade set
for the street. This rule worked a
bardsbip upon Mr. Westenhaver who
has contractors already at work on
a building on Second avenue and
Second street. He was present at
the meeting and was given a.hearing.
He explained that the rule that no
muskeg should be placed on the
street to a height greater than three
feet below grade would work a hardship on him. The contracts had
been let on the old practice and to
bring this into effect now would
make the matter a very awkward
one. He was prepared to facilitate
matters as well as possible.
Acting Mayor Mobley pointed out
that the city might nave to remove
all this muskeg. He did not want
to embarrass Mr. Westenhaver in
his work, however.
Aid. Pattullo suggested that the
engineer  might  arrange  the matter.
Engineer Clements being appealed
to, said that If the dump were made
over on Second street towards First
avenue it would be out of the way.
It would not be wise to have the
filling closer than three feet below
Mr. Westenhaver pointed out that
there was no track there.
Aid. Maclntyre alluded to a hardship that might come to other owners of lots if the streets were allowed to be filled up Indiscriminately. The engineer would have to be
followed, he thought.
Mr. Westenhaver said that in Victoria it was estimated that muskeg
would settle one-third.
Aid. Pattullo pressed for an estimate from Mr. Westenhaver as to
how much it would cost to dump
on Second street in the low ground.
Mr. Westenhaver was not, able to
answer  that, and  All    Pattullo  ao-
should lake the matter up with Mr.
Westenhaver as to how much it
would most to dump on Second
street in the low ground.
Mr, Westenhaver was not able to
answer that, and Aid. Pattullo accordingly moved that the matter be
referred to the city engineer who
should take the matter up with Mr.
Westenhaver and report to the
streets committee.
Aid. Hildifch, before the motion
was put, said a halt must be called
sometime. He thought the engineer
should report on a dumping ground
and all he instructed to dump there.
Aid. Pattullo thought, a common dumping ground would not be
feasible. Each case would have to
be decided  on  its  merits.
Aid. Pattullo's motion was carried, the acting mayor suggesting
early action. Carrying out the suggestion, the engineer at once proceeded to the work with Mr. Westenhaver.
Mr. McLellan wrote relative to a
scheme for controlling a stream near
lots 15 and  16, block  10, section  1.
This was referred to the streets
A petition asking for the planking
of Seventh avenue between Fulton
and McBride street was received.
A delegation appealed and urged
that all that was asked for was some
way to get in and out.
The acting mayor assured the
deputation of the intention to take it
up just as quickly as possible.
Accounts for street work to the
amount of $56 was approved.
Aid. Hildltch expressed anxiety to
have the building bylaw introduced,
but he would like to have it in
hand. It was still in the hands of
the solicitor. He therefore proposed
to allow the matter to stand until the
next evening,
The trade licence bylaw was also
allowed  to stand over.
The council then informally considered tlie question of local Improvement methods with the city
solicitor.     This   was,   by   request   of
cordingly  moved  that  the matter hi! the  council,   regarded   as   a   private
referred  to  the  city   engineer    who | meeting not  to  be reported.
Number of  .Men    Believed   to  Have
Lost Their Lives As Result
(Special to The Journal)
Halifax, June 21.—The Maritime
Coal Power Company's mine exploded near Chlp.necto. A number of men
have been entombed. Rescuers have
been  driven  back  by the gas.
It Is believed the imprisoned men
cannot live.
Hearty   Reception   is   Given   Former
President  on  Return to U. S.
renders   Arc   Culled   For   Work
the  Dominion  Government
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, June 21—The Department
of Hallways Is calling for tenders for
the new Quebec bridge. All tenders
are to be in by September 1..
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Ex-President Theodore Roosevelt
on his return to New York on Saturday from a trip through Africa
and Europe, which began immediately upon his leaving the White HouSu
and which has lasted for fifteen
months was given a hearty recep-
The steamer Kaiserin Augusto
Victoria, on which he sailed from
England on June 10, entered New
York harbor at 7 o'clock and waa
greeted by the battleship South Carolina with the national salute ot
twenty-one guns. At S.30 o'clock
Mr. Roosevell was transfered from
the Kaiserin Augusts Victoria to
Hie rev.•mil' cutter Manhattan, where
lie was welcomed by a number ot
personal friends and relatives, and
Captain Archibald W. Butt, representing 1'resilient Taft.
The first address of welcome presented to Mr. Roosevelt was handed
him by the boarding pilot on behr.l!
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The business would employ about city has little available to expend in The naval parade was diverted Into
2P0 men, many of them very highly inducing     Industries.       The     public twelve   divisions   commanded   by   as
paid, and all drawing good pay    Dr '"K,i°s    mi«hl  be aljle' however, to many vice-commodores.    The parad'
A little time ago it was reported
here that Dr. Grant of Toronto was
prepared to put up a vast sugar re-
rinery in this city. Fuller details or
the proposition are now available,
and it would seem from the information at hand that if the city is to
have one of the greatest industrial
concerns In the country, active measures must be taken to bring It here.
Dr. Grant is backed up by all the
necessary capital. He is accustomed
to the west and it is said would
prefer to locate in Prince Rupert.
Other places, however, are holding
out inducements to him and if the
■orks are to be brought here it Is
evident that a move must he made
to hold out some kind of inducement
which will ensure the establishment
of the works here.
The requirements for the enterprise is, in the first place, 750 feet
water frontage for wharfage purposes for the works. Back of that
there would need to be about five
acres of land which would be utilized for constructing the refinery.
On the start it is said the promoter is prepared to spend $800,000
which would be increased at once
to $1,250,000 or more, making the
refinery the best on the coast, equipped with all the most modern machinery.
Grant Would be prepared to take an
entire city block and on (his buMd
modern homes for the workmen employed.
On the face of it the advantage
of such ah industry here is at once
manifest. Prim-e Rupert is to be a
great Industrlol centre, but In this
age of rl-'alry and competition, the
city will have to fight for much that
it gets. It is true, with the heavy
work that must be done here to prepare  the  townsite  for  the  rush  of
i exert an influence in the matter and   ing fleet, nearly  200 strong, pt»„m.
assist  in  reacntug  a  solution   Which  ed up the bay and  Into  the  Hudson
might result  in  having an   Industry  keeping  well  In   towards    the     N'ew
i like this brought here. York  shores.     When    opposite     the
With other transcontinental roads i stage boat anchored off Fifty-ninth
connecting up with the Pacific, there I street, the procession turned In to-
are other new terminal points that I wards the Jersey shore and steamer
u 111 hold out Inducements. Such an I down the river to the Battery,
enterprise located hero bn the start. As thi defile reached the lower
of the city would have a wonderful end of Manhattan every craft afloat
effect In inducing other factories to and every factory ashore put its en-
coine here. II would create an im-' thusliisin into steam and let loose a
mouse local trade and better than pandemonium such as is beard but
nil.    would    give    Prince Rupert  ■•  'une a year, at midnight on Decern'
residents in the next few years, thojpny  roll, a city's best asset.
her 31.
Tuesday, June 21, 1910
Companies Are Active Along the Line
of the G.T.P. in Telkwa
Dockrell    Ami    Jefferson    at    Work
With Diamond Drills—Railway
Properties  Exploited
The districts tributary to Prince
Rupert and which are going to make
this city within a very few years the
best port on the Pacific coast, are
being developed much faster than
most residents in this city realize.
Frank Dockrell, whose name is
so Intimately associated with the
mining Interests in the Telkwa and
Morice districts, passed through this
city last week on his way from the
.Morice Creek properties in which he
is Interested to Vancouver, where
he has business to attend 10, aftet
which he will return 10 the camp.
He is interested with Thomas Jefferson, of New York, In tne properties
which are being developed under the
title of the Prince Rupert Coal
This company was the first to
tike machinery in for the purpose cl
deve ruing. Vfter doing the necessary work on the surface, diamond
drills were introduced and are being
operated now in an effort to prove
the extent of the body of coal underlying the claims. A force of about
seventeen men is employed. The expense of taking in supplies and machinery Is heavy, but those interested nave nc doubt as to the richness i'f their claims and are getting
ready for the days when they will
have railway connection with the
mines. The location of the Prince
Rupert Coal Fields is about twenty-
five miles from the line of the G
1. P. The coal is of excellent quality, Mr. Dockrell says, and his company realize that with the time it
lakes to develop a coal mine, the
work must be rushed. They are,
therefore, going to a much heavier
expense in getting the machinery in
now than they would later when the
railway is opened. He realizes,
however, that this must be done in
order to keep pace with the development in this country.
The coal properties owned by the
G. T. P. in the Telkwa are also being fully explored. A force of about
twelve men worked all winter on the
property and under the direction of
Mr. Betts this force has been increased  this summer.
The outlook, therefore, for having
a supply of coal within easy reach
of this city as soon as the G. T. P.
rails are laid a little farther is very
bright. Both companies mentioned
can easily reach the G. T. P, by
short  lines of rail.
('.   P.   It.   Will  Alter  Designations of
Its Western Divisions
The reorganization of the divisions
of the C. P. R. west of the Great
Lakes, involving the creation of another division on the prairies will
make no change in the present
boundaries of the Pacific division—
the only change will be in its name;
after July 1 it will be known as the
British Columbia division.
At the present time the C. P. R.
lines west of Fort William are divided into three grand divisions, the
Central, Western and Pacific. Under
the new order of things there will
be the British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan and Manitoba divisions. The last mentioned will extend eastward into the province ot
Ontario as  far as  Fort  William.
British  Columbia  Business  Men En-
in- into Company
Tile Prince Rupert Aerie F. 0. E
has indeed had a phenomenal
growth. it has a membership of
nearly I wo hundred, being the largest of any organized in Canada. The
first move toward having an aerio
here was started on April 26, when
four days was devoted to some publicity work, and almost enough applicants were secured to obtain a
charter, which requires sixty, when
the organizer, Dr. Slocum, was again
taken  ill,
When he again started out on May
13, he was in company with Fred.
J. Lynch, deputy grand worthy
president of Canada. On May 16
a meeting was held and officers selected and on May 18 the aerie was
Instituted with 110 charter members
■—almost double the required number, and from what can be learned
the banner charter of Canada. The
aerie gives its initial ball on July
4 th,
A one million dollar company has
been formed to buy out Foley Bros.
& Larson, wholesale grocers and
manufacturers, the largest in the
city of Winnipeg. The Mooney Biscuit & Confectionery Manufacturing
Co., of Stratford, Out.; W. J.
Georgtson, wholesale grocer, of
Calgary, formerly of Winnipeg, and
Challoner & Mitcheii, jewellers, of
Victoria, are the shareholders.
Foley Bros., in partnership with
Lock Bros., established this business
five years ago, but owing to diiii-
culties with Lock Bros., the latter
retired, and the deaths of Peter Larson and one of the Foley brothers
during the last two eyars decided
Foley Bros, to return to St. Paul,
where they have immense interests.
John Cort, of Seattle, Looms Big in
Theatrical Business at Present
(Special to The Journal)
Seattle, June 21.—Private advices received here are to the effect
that John Cort, president of the
National Theatre Owner's Association, will return to Seattle about
July 1st. He states that he has a
good line of attractions for the coast
and with $50,000,000 in theatrical
interests back of the National the
trust is to be broken.
The National Theatre Owners' Association is pledged to fight the
(rust. With this in view a decision
was reached at a recent directors'
meeting to present Dills to the various law making bodies, patterned on
the lines of the Missouri and Texas
law. These laws compel proprietors
of theatres to throw open their books
and book any first class attraction.
The decision to fight came only after the theatre owners bad decided
that the "closed door policy" of the
trust had proved destructive to the
independent producing managers.
• John Cort, speaking of the pro-
proposed legislative movement, said:
"We have assurances that such a
law will be passed by the legislatures of states within the next year.
Once we have such a law on the
statute books, it will be impossible
for any theatre trust of which Klaw
& Erlanger once were the heads, to
get control of theatres and kill all
honest competition. This legislation will be only another step in the
downfall of the theatrical trust and
prevent the paying of unreasonable
tribute to theatre booking agencies.'''
Meet Thursday at 8 p.m. sharp at
Carpenter's Union Hall. Initiation
and   official   receipts.
H.  F.  MAC LEOD, Sec'y.
Bulkley Valley Will Contribute to Prosperity of This
1).   ('.   Reiil,    Representing    Capital.
Has Secured Large Acreage to
Put on  the  Market
D. C. Reid, the head of the Island
Investment Company, operating In
Victoria and in Vancouver, returned
lo Prince Rupert last week, leaving for Victoria a few days later.
.Mr. Held was accompanied
by Alexander Macintosh, of the
same realty company. The two had
made an extended tour of the Bulk-
ley country in search of land, it is
aboii) a month since they left here
un I heir nip and as a result of the
investigations they made on the
scene, an area of over 10,000 acres
of land was acquired.
The two investors return south
enthusiastically in love with new
British Columbia. The territory
contiguous to the line of the G. T. I'.
Air. Keid thinks, offers the best investment to be found anywhere today. He made choice of the land he
secured according to its desirability
from a settlement point of view. It
is therefore not in a block, but is'
comprised  in  a  number  of sections.
The purchases were made by Mr.
Keid for his company near Alder-
mere. At the present time that belt
of land, he thinks, offers the very
best returns to the farmers who go
in and settle upon it, while the future promises the richest rewards.
The productiveness of the soil
struck Mr. Reld. Two tons of hay
to the acre is a very ordinary crop.
The prices realized now are about
$4o.a ton with a strong demand at
the construction camps of the railway. That demand is en..' increasing as the mines developing in all
directions  promise exceedingly  well.
The Bulkley, according to Mr.
Reid, cannot fail to be the home of
many rich agricultural communities.
The land requires in many places
very little preparation for cultivation. A little light clearing of
shrubs is necessary in some places
while the natural wild grasses, including pea vine, gives a heavy crop
at once of highly nutritious hay.
Timothy seed scattered on the surface of the soil at once germinates
and a crop is cut from it in the same
year. Timothy, in fact, grows like
a native grass and becomes practically wild. A warm summer with
just enough humidity to ensure a
good growth coupled with a wonderfully rich soil, has the effect of producing wonderful crops of hay, oats,
barley, and all kinds of roots.
As a grazing centre with the supplementary dairy products, the
Bulkley will, in the next few years,
rank as one of the greatest in the
No market excels that of a rich
mining camp. The Bulkley and other
interior valleys will have that ideal
market as the mines in the vicinity
of Telkwa, Hazelton, the Copper
River, and Babine all give excellent
promise. As soon as the railway line
is constructed to the valley there
will be a rich market in Prince Rupert for dairy produce, etc.
Taken all together, an important
shipping port at Prince Rupert, valuable mines and rich agricultural
lands all advantageously situated
the one with the other, the future
for this whole northern country is
of the brightest according to Mr.
Keid. He returns to Victoria to make
the necessary arrangements for putting on the market the new lands
he has acquired, convinced that the
development in new British Columbia  will  be phenomenal.
Admiral Sir Archibald Douglas After
Distinguished   Service.   Returns
Admiral Sir Archibald Douglas,
of the British navy, now retired from
active service, is on a visit to Canada. Sir Archibald is a native of
Quebec, where he was born in 1842.
He was director of the Japanese imperial naval college from 1873-75.
From 11102 to 1D04 he was commander-in-chief of the North American and West Indian stations.
For his services in training Japanese naval officers and promoting
a higher state of efficiency. the
Japanese Government bestowed on
the British veteran official the highest of its honors, the Order of the
Rising Sun.
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Indians on  West  Coast of Vancouver Island Reap Rich Returns
The restrictions put upon sealing
by the United States government
joined with the rapid disappearance
of the herds is bringing the price
of the skins up to a figure which
makes the captains formerly engaged in the industry envious.
Indians on the west coast of Vancouver Island have sold the raw
skins as high as $28 each this year.
When it is recalled that only a few
vears ago the sealers were well satis-
fled If they got $7 or $S a skin on
the London market, the decided
change is readily seen.
Some of the Indians on the coast,
this season have had good results
from their coast hunting, which,
with the enhanced value of the
skins, brings them a rich harvest.
Statistical   Office   Shows    Large   Increase in Wheat Sowing
The area of field c is in Canada
is reported by the statistical office
at Ottawa at 30,554,200 acres, which
is 2,3511,300 acres more than last
year, and 4,951,050 acres more than
in 1908. The largest increase has
taken place in wheat, which has now
reached 9,294,800 acres, in 1909 it
was 7,750,400 acres, and in 1908
it was 6,610,300 acres, which is a
gain in two years of 2,684,500 acres,
or more than 40 per cent.
The provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta Increased
their area in wheat from 2,495,466
acres in 1900 to 5,624,000 acres in
1908 and to 8,395,400 acres in 1910.
In Saskatchewan alone, the increase
of this year over last year is 1,163,-
000 acres.
The bureau further reports that
the effects of late frosts have been
felt in many places, and injury has
been done to fruits and tender vegetables in some localities, but the generally prevailing low temperatures ot
April and May have strengthened
field crops and have left them better able to withstand the attacks ol
light frosts and re-seeding and replanting have been less necessary
than in former years.
Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladies
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Second  Avenue, near Seventh  Street
Seventeen Cents a Day Atlantic St??.zuship
BUYS AN HKasaira  AgenCY	
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.
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 (avor
of dean, legible, beautiful typewriting, 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 typwriting, 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.
Northern Steamship Co.
op British Columbia.
The Steamer
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
are: —■
—the  Balance  Shift
—the Ruling Device
—the  Double   Release
—the  Locomotive  Base
—the  Automatic  Spacer
—the Automatic Tabulator
—the   Disappearing   Indicator
—the Adjustable  Paper-fingere
—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 ir
—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 in the
purchase of this wonderful machine?
Write for Special Easy-Payment
Proposition, or see
Prince Rupert Agent
General   Offices:    Oliver   Typewriter
Building, Chicago, III.
Sails From
Victoria  1st and  15th
And Prom
Vancouver 2nd and  16th
each inontn.     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 tit '.) 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 bottom, thus ensuring safety of passengers in case of
collission or 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 leave Vancouver
Princess Beatrice every Thursday night.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday night at 11
Good Chance to Replenish Your Home
We are Overstocked in certain de- ! The Big
partments.   We are going out of ! Furniture Store
business in other lines.   We have I Offers Startling
many broken lines of goods.
!   ■ I
| We will later specify some   of   the   tempting offers |
|     A   FULL   LINE TO  SELECT FROM- -— f
Call and Inspect Goods
F. W. HART, Corner 2nd Avenue and 6th Street
•:•       In every department we are going to offer        *
Everything Needed in House Furnishing is Carried by us $   REDUCED PRICES  in reorganizing the store    I
A $• f\* ,*4 Tuesday,  June  21,  1910
irt^TrpiTiriir'   wo   riAiMrfiTo
New Steamer of Boscowitz Company On
Her Way to This
Old   Country   IJuilt   Vessel   is   Well
Fitted for Trade on This
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, June 21. — The new
steamer Venture, of the Boscowitz
company, leaves for the north tonight. Among the calls to he made
will be Prince Rupert, Skeena river
points find Stewart.
The opening of a new port of the
importance of Prince Rupert is liming a magical effect among the shipping interests on the Pacific coast.
On a casual survey of the situation
there is a tendency to look only to
the U. T. P. steamers and consider
that they alone represent the increase in shipping as a result of the
springing up of Prince Rupert as a
terminal point and the opening up
of the territory suplomentary to this
centre. But that is by no means the
only result of the creation of the
new centre. Other lines have doubled their shipping in order to keep
pace with a trade which they realize
Is shortly to develop at a tremendous rate.
Among the companies to early see
the need of being prepared for the
now rapidly extending trade here
was the Boscowitz Company, with
John Barnsley of Victoria at its head.
Their new steamer Venture has arrived on the coast from the Old
Country to take its part in the carrying business.
The new Venture, which was
built to replace the vessel of the
same name lost by lire on the Skeena
river, is about the same length as
the Vadso, with four feet more beam.
Passenger accommodation Is provided for fifty saloon passengers and
many steerage. The dining room
will seat 50 and every modern convenience is provided. The vessel has
been constructed with bulkheads and
double bottom.
Her engines with twin screws will
give an average speed of twelve
knots. The first class accommodation'is contained in a deckhouse on
the awning deck and will have 28
staterooms each with double lower
and single upper berths, folding
lavatories and upholstered settees.
The after end of the saloon contains the ladies' sitting room and
has large lookout windows at the
stern, the forward end of the saloon
is a general lounge, and also has
observation windows. The dining
saloon is on the main deck, right aft,
and lias seating accommodation for
fifty  people.
The smoking room and bar are
right aft on the boat deck and are
reached by a companion way from
the main saloon. On this deck also
are the captain's and ohieers' rooms
and above these the chart and wheel
house and  flying  bridge.
The between decks are fitted with
150 berths for steerage passengers,
which are portable, so that this
space can ,when necessary, be used
for cargo.
Below the main deck are the cargo holds, which are two in number,
the main forward hold having a
large capacity. A unique feature ot
the after hold is that the double bottom tank tops are level with the tips
of tile tunnels, which are below for
this purpose, and by this means give
an unbroken space for carriage of
cargo. The ship is provided throughout with double bottom and water
tight bulkheads, and Is of modern
construction in every particular.
She is fitted with the latest type of
(Illicit cargo hoists and has a special derrick for handling lifts up to
fifteen tons.
The Venture was built by Napier
& Miller, of Old Kilmarnock, leaving the Clyde on April 1st, under
Capt. .1. Lewis, with J. S. Home as
chier officer, and Clarence Arthur
as chief engineer. The latter officer
represented the Boscowitz company
during construction.
The G. T. P. steamer Bruno returned to port on Sunday from
southern Queen Charlotte ports.
She sailed again that day for Mas-
set and northern Island points, car-
eying 28 passengers. Among those
who went to Masset were Mr. and
Mrs. Deane, who are starting a paper
. at that point. Mr. Smith, of Vancouver, who is looking after some
nivestments, and Mr. Trotten, who
is representing the Dominion Government in the selection of sites for
wharves on the Island.
Subscribers to The Journal during
the month of June will be charged
only $1.50, which entitles them to
the  semi-weekly  for  a  whole year.
Published Twice a Week
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In the development of a city or a district the newspaper plays a most important part. The Journal is prepared to take its lull share in building up Prince Rupert
and giving publicity to the resources and riches of the country which is being opened
up by the G. T. P., and of which the city must be the great distributing centre. As a
means to this end a special offer is made :
Prince Rupert
will find the Journal
the best publicity medium in the new B. 0.
All eyes are at present
turned ' towards this
part of the Province.
Keep your business before the public by advertising in the Journal. It will bring you
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Subscriptions must be received at the office of publication before July 1, in order that
advantage may be taken of this offer. This rate is applicable to subscribers outside
of Prince Rupert as well as residents of the city.    Remember this is only for June.
Subscribe early and take advantage of the low rate.
Steamer to be  Known as Prince Albert Still Carries Old Title
The Prince Albert, which is still
bearing the name Bruno, reached
port Thursday afternoon. She made
a slow passage up the coast having
in tow the North Bend loaded with
lumber for Foley, Welsh & Stewart.
The North Bend loaded at Belling-
ham and was towed lo Boat Harbor
on Vancouver Island where the
Bruno took her in tow for here. The
Bruno also brougnt a cargo of coal
from   Boat   Harbor.
The steamer will have to continue
for several mouths to carry the name
Bruno, in order to comply with the
The Prince Albert is a more
modest vessel than the Prince
Rupert. If it were not that
the more luxurious Prince Rupert
had arrived simultaneously on the
coast with it, a great deal more attention would have centered on the
steamer that Is  designed  to become
very familiar to residents of this
Only about ten feet shorter than
the Prinoess May of the C.P.R. fleet,
the Prince Albert bears a close
resemblance to what the Princess
May was when she first appeared on
this coast. The Albert is 232 feet
over all. She has a thirty-foot
beam, and her gross tonnage is given
as 1,015. She can accommodate 30
first class passengers in fine staterooms and if required the number of
berths can easily be doubled. This
It is expected will be required to be
done almost immediately.
Before leaving Hull, the sum of
■30,000 was spent in new boilers
and general fittings. Formerly
capable of making fourteen knots,
the added boiler capacity has made
the Prince Albert a fifteen knot vessel.
As the Bruno the vessel was engaged in the Baltic trade, running
from Hull, Eng., to the Baltic ports.
She was known as the "Cock of the
number," Indicating her ability to
hold   her   own   against   all   comers.
The trip from England to this coast
made under Capt. Hogstedt, was
accomplished in 66 days 14 hours,
including stops for coaling, which
occupied five days.
Entering at once upon the trade
intended—that of plying between
Prince Rupert and the ports in the
Queen Charlotte Islands and other
points close to this city—the Prince
Albert will till a want felt here for
many months. , ,
many months. She left for Queen
Charlotte ports yesterday morning.
Good Crop is  Promises This Season
in British Columbia
This is the first year that British
Columbia will have exported any
large amount of fruit. The Oka-
nagan alone it is estimated, will ship
500 cars of fruit to the prairies. W.
B. Scott, deputy minister of agriculture, says it is difficult to estimate
what the whole output of the province will be, but he expects that they
will ship at least 1,2 00 carloads, or
over a million pounds.
Prices will rule low this year. The
crop is very heavy in every line,
prunes, pears, cherries and early apples being especially plentiful. If
the weather should prove dry during
the next two months, Mr. Scott is of
opinion that there will be some
small fruit where the orchards are
not properly cultivated, but where
cultivation is carried on the fruit
should be unusually heavy. One difficulty at present is that labor Is so
scarce that growers are not thinning
their fruit properly. The result will
be a large quantity of small fruit,
instead of the liner grade, which demands  higher  prices.
The outlook on the islands of the
Gulf as well as on Vancouver Island
is splendid. All the trees are laden
to the limit, and the growers should
make money if they can secure the
necessary labor to save the fruit
while it is good. Labor is at present the great difficulty. In some
districts it is impossible to get men
at any price.
Fred Stork
General Hardware
...(Jomplete Line of...
Pipe and Pipe Fittings
For sale at public auction, on Thursday, June 1'.'!. 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 lie seen at gov-
eminent office.
• I. II.  Mr.MULLIN,
Government Agent.
Lumber for Plank Roadway for the
City of Prince Rupert.
Scaled bids will be received by the
City Council up to JULY 1st, lit 10,
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, 10 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 tho
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 ISLAXT> — "The surest
sign of the progress of a town or
district, is its newspaper—live, active, hustling." "The Mussel Review,"  Masset,  Q.C.I.
In view of the wide spread interest in the strife between the House
of Lords and the House of Commons in the Imperial parliament the
full text of the "bill to make provision with respect to the powers of
the House of Lords in relation to
those of the House of Commons and
to limit the duration of parliament,"
is published in a recent number of
the London Times.    It is as follows:
Whereas, it Is expedient that provision should bo made for regulating the relations between the two
Houses of parliament:
And whereas It is Intended to substitute tor the House of Lords as It
at present exists a „..<.und chamber
constituted on a'popular Instead of
hereditary basis, but such substitution cannot be immediately brought
in operation:
And whereas provision will require
hereafter to be made by parliament
in a measure effecting such substitution for limiting and defining
the powers of the new second chamber, but it is expedient to make such
provision as in this act appears for
restricting the existing powers of
the House of Lords:
Be it therefore enacted by the
King's most Excellent Majesty, by
and with the advice and consent of
the Lords spiritual and temporal,
and Commons, in this present parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
I.—(1)   If  a  money   bill,   having
been passed by the House of Commons, and sent up to the House of
Lords at least one monthe before the
end of the session, is not passed by
the House of Lords without amendment within one month after it is so
sent up to that House, the bill shall,
unless the House of Commons direct to the contrary be presented to
his Majesty and become an act ol
parliament on the royal assent being
signified, notwithstanding that the
House of Lords have not consented
to  the  bill.
(2) A money bill means a bill
which in the opinion of the Speaker
of the House of Commons contains
only provisions dealing with all or
any of the following subjects—namely, the imposition, repeal, remission,
alteration, or regulation of taxation;
charges on the consolidated fund or
the provision of money by parliament; supply; the appropriation,
control, or regulation of public
money; the raising or guarantee of
any loan or the repayment thereof; or matters incidental to those
subjects or any of them.
(3) When a bill to which the
House of Lords has not consented is
presented to his Majesty for assent
as a money bill, the hill shall be accompanied by a certificate of the
Speaker of the House of Common..
that It Is a money bill.
(4) No amendment shall be allowed to a money bill which, in the
opinion of the Speaker of the House
of Commons, Is such as to prevent
the  bill  retaining  the character  of
a money bill.
II.— (1) If any bill other than a
money bill is passed by the House of
Commons in three successive sessions (whether of the same parliament or not), and, having been sent
up to the House of Lords at least
one month before the end of the
session, is rejected by the House of
Lords in each of those sessions that
bill shall, on its rejection for the
third time by the House ol' Lords,
unless the House of Commons direct
to the contrary become an act of
parliament on the royal assent being signified thereto, notwithstanding that the House ol' Lords has not
'consented to the bill: Provided that
ithis provision shall not take effect
| unless two years have elapsed between the date of the first Introduc-
| Hon of the hill in the House of Commons and the date on which it passes
the House of Commons for the third
(2) A bill shall be deemed to be
rejected by the House of Lords if it
is not passed by the House of Lords
either without amendment or with
such amendments only as may be
agreed to by both  Houses.
(3) A bill shall he deemed to be
the same bill as a former bill sent up
to the House of Lords In the preceding session, if, when It is sent up to
the House of Lords, it is Identical
with the former bill or contains only
such  alterations  as  are  certified  by
I the Speaker of the House of Com
mons to be necessary, owing to the
time which has elapsed since the
date of the former bill, or to represent amendments which have been
made by the House of Lords in the
former bill in the preceding session.
Provided that the House of Commons may, If they think fit, on the
passage of such a bill through the
House in the second or third session,
suggest any further amendments
without Inserting the amendments
in the bill, and any such suggested
amendments shall be considered by
the House of Lords, and, if agreed
to by the House, shall be treated as
amendments made by tne House of
Lords and agreed lo by the House of
Commons; but the exercise of this
power by the House of Commons;
but the exercise of this power by
the House of Commons shall not affect the operation of this section in
the event of the bill being rejected
by the House of Lords.
(4) Any certificate of the Speaker
of the House of Commons given under tills act shall bo conclusive for
all purposes, and shall not be questioned in any court of law.
(5) Nothing in this act shall diminish or qualify the existing rights
and privileges of the House of Commons.
(6) Five years shall be substituted for seven years as Lie time fixed
for the maximum duration of parliament under the Septennial act, 1715.
i") This act may bo cited as the
Parliament   Act,  1 :»1 0.
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 Nettle 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
United states Government to .Mount
Machine (inns
The latest move on the part of the
United States government with the
object of protecting the seal rookeries Is that machine guns are to be
mounted to prevent raids. These
will be located on the Prllyloff Islands ami are Intended to prevent
Japanese making landings such as
they have done in poaching in other
In iliis connection the question
of the righl of United stales nrotec-
iion cruisers to seal the puns of Canadian hunteri as was done last year
is revived. The Canadians were use-
Ing their cuns in taking sea otter
when Interfered with. Captain Vivian, In command at Esquimau, Is
quoted as saying that, according to
the Behrlng Sea award, the provision
for sealing the guns was put In for
the protection of the schooners. It
as to he done on the request of
the skippers, and there was no penalty for breaking the seals except
that, if It should happen that seal
skins with bullet holes were found
on the schooner, the fact that the
arn.'s were unsealed would be evidence against   them.
Captain Vivian gave it as his opinion that the American cutters would
not Interfere with the hunters, but
if the tuns were sealed the hunters
were nude within their rights in
breaking the seals. He did not
think anr court would find them
guilty of an offence tor so doing. Page four
Tuesday,  June  21,  1910
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Tuesday,  June  21,  1910
The approaching visit of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and other Federal ministers to this city should prompt a
move on the part of the public bodies
here to bring before them the need
of having docking facilities for the
shipping which must make this city
its centralizing point. There are
private companies prepared to expend very considerable sums in their
endeavor to handle light work. A
dry dock or floating dock is some-
tiling that must have aid from other
quarters. Vancouver has long felt
the need of such an accessory to
shipping and lias sought the aid of
the Dominion Government with success. The Dominion Government
als6 has a dock at Esquimau and is
asked to enlarge it. Prince Rupert,
far removed from any docking facilities and destined in a very few
years to have quite as large a tonnage passing in and out of the harbor as Vancouver has today, surely
needs to make a start along this
The immense amount of shipping
now plying in northern waters makes
a docking place essential here. Not
a season passes that vessels are not
salved and towed all the way from
Alaskan waters to Esquimau to undergo repairs. The extra cost involved in this is very great and
would ,if the facilities for handling
the ships were here, bring to Prince
Rupert very large sums of money.
With the stationing of a Canadian
naval force on this coast, the location
of a dry dock here becomes a matter
of necessity. The strategic position
occupied by this port on one of the
great world routes, and an all-Red
route at that, should, we believe,
prompt not only docking facilities
capable of handling large warships,
but should call also for the fortifying of the harbor against attack. The
Dominion Government has had its
experts go over the ground here from
that standpoint and while naturally
no publicity is given to the result
of their investigations, there can remain no doubt that a doclt capable
of handling the largest boats
afloat, could be easily located in this
harbor so as to be absolutely protected from all attacks of an enemy
Prince Rupert is certainly easily
fortified — more easily, probably,
than any other port in Canada.
In view of the fact that despatches
announce the visit of Louis Coste to
Prince Rupert, the views o" that official of the Dominion Government on
questions of proper facilities for a
harbor will be of importance.
Speaking at St. John, N.B., where
harbor improvements are being made
Mr.  Coste  said:
"You do not seem to care for your
big opportunity, A first class harbor here would mean everything to
you. With such an improvement
there would be no limit to your advance. There will be a great harbor here yet, however, in spite of
this backward spirit.
"A harbor means everything to a
city situated as St. John is. Thero
Is the city of Buenos Ayres. The
immense Improvements made to its
harbor have built it until It is one ol
the greatest cities in the world.
Buenos Ayres had a population o.
250,000 In 1856. Its citizens spent
$50,000,000 to build a harbor. That
Step has meant 1,250,000. The people believe in a good harbor now.
They have decided immediately to
expend $60,000,000 more in further
work. That will make $110,000,000
in all."
The words of .Mr. Coste as applied
to St. John should bring a lesson
home to the citizens of Prince Rupert. If the Board of Trade and
Ciiy Council has not yet decided upon
any systematic method of urging the
Importance of having docking facilities commenced here we would suggest that It be done. Such works
ol' necessity take considerable time
Prince Rupert s' snipping will Increase lust enougn to require immediate action on the part of the
with the Oriental immigration question, There are other avenues still
open to the council in framing their
bylaws to cope with the question
The bylaws relating to public health
should be so framed that Chinamen,
if they are allowed to have wash-
houses, must 'be made to observe
rules for the prevention of unsanitary conditions similar to those observed by white laundries. These
rules, we believe, some of the Chinamen operating here are not observing, and are liable to create nuisances. In the matter of living accommodation and in many other
ways, the Chinamen can by bylaw
of the city be made to raise his
standard to something at least approaching the whiteman. With such
restrictions in building, in air space,
and in sanitary conditions, the Oriental can, without working any hardship on him, be made to come closer
to the white man's standard of life.
Attention is directed to the interviews relative to development in the
interior of the province which appear in other columns. New British
Columbia is undoubtedly destined
to be in the next few years the most
attractive part of this province. In
all that development prince Rupert
will benefit, and benefit heavily.
F .Benson returned last evening
accompanied by Mrs. Benson. They
were given a hearty reception.
F. W. Hart, of the Big Furniture
Store, has returned from a business
trip to Vancouver and other points.
He returns more than ever satisfied
with the prospects in this city.
J. Tupper, in charge of a party of
surveyors, went over to Masset by
the Bruno on her last trip to carry
on work under the provincial government.
H. A. Icke, a member of the Canadian Society of Civil Engineers
is at present in the city looking over
the prospects in Prince Rupert. He
is staying at the Premier Hotel. Mr
Icke is an engineer of repute.
D. R. Young, proprietor of the
Queen Charlotte News, was in the
city today on his way from the south
to Queen Charlotte City. He is more
enthusiastic than ever over the prospects of the Islands.
Aid.  Hilditcb. Objected  to  Language
Used by Dr. Spencer
Aid. Lynch's move for refusing
licences to hotels employing Oriental labor and the hearty endorsatlon
of the proposition by the other members of the council, is a proof that
the sentiment of Prince Rupert is in
favor of a white man's city. Such
a move is a practical way of dealing
Rev. Dr. Spencer, superintendent
of the local option campaign in
British Columbia, incurred the displeasure of Aid. Hilditch in a letter
written to the council, and read at
last evening's meeting. The communication was one setting forth
that the Scott act was to be attempted in Prince Rupert and in the letter
Dr. Spencer set forth at length the
advantages he thought would follow
the passage of that local option
measure by the city. He expressed
a hope that no obstacle would be
placed in the way of the free expression of opinion by the people of the
Jt was this phase that aroused
resentment on the part of Aid. Hilditch.
Aid. Pattullo moved that the letter be acknowledged, but Aid. Hilditch had an amendment that it be
received and filed. He did so because
Dr. Spencer offered a gratituous
insult to the council in stating that
he hoped no obstacle would be placed In the way of the free expression
of opinion by the people.
Aid. Pattullo was prepared to
overlook this. It was only common
courtesy to acknowledge It, He was
prepared   to  give it consideration.
Aid.   Pattullo's  motion  carried.
Conclusion of Shooting Affair Which
Took  Place  Here
Judge Young has disposed of the
ehirge 'aid rtgainst Detective Mackenzie of unlawfully wounding
Charles Heaton. The rase arose out.
of the mix-up which occurred on
April 17 when the detective fired a
revolver wounding Heaton.
In view of the fact that Heaton
had used theatening language
against the detective, His Honor
reached the conclusion that Mackenzie had reasons to fear that the
other man might do him an Injury.
He decided that the case should be
Items of General Interest From Centrea in Britiah Columbia.
Relic of Early Feud
Kamloops.—A gruesome relic was
picked up on the open range at Usher
Lake last week by a man in the employ of J. R. Michell. It was one
of the pistols which fired a bulled
into Government Agent Assher, who
was murdered by the notorious McLean band of outlaws some thirty
years ago.
The weapon was an old pattern
six-shooter with four of the chambers still loaded and two discharged. The old-fashioned percussion
caps were Intact on the four loaded
barrels and even on one of the discharged ones. Even after resting
for over a quarter of a century on
the open ground without even the
protection of a straggling sage
brush the brass mountings and deadly steel barrels and chambers are
well preserved. The wood work of
the handle, although still intact, is
badly weather worn.
After several outrages against Indians in the upper country the gov-
•rninem placed a price on the heads
of the McLeans and a companion,
.iio was supposed to be implicated
with them. The then outlaws took
:0 the hills about Kamloops and for
a long time evaded errest. Wnen
the local government agent had been
cruelly shot during a parley, the pursuit became too hot and they were
finally brought to bay, tried and
convicted. Three of them were
■tanged at New Westminster, the
younger, a lad of 16, was reprieved
'jn account  of  his  youth.
"Rig Injun '  Passed
Cowichan.—The biggest Indian in
British Columbia has just b.een laid
to rest in the native cemetery of the
Cowichan tribe with all the honors
due to a great man among his own
people. "Doctor Tom" was the departed brave—hereditary medicine
man of the Cowichans, who in addition to being reputedly a maker
of mighty medicine, weighed in life
but eighteen pounds under a quarter of a ton. Over three hundred
Indians were present at his funeral
and nine stalwart braves were required to act as bearers of the pall.
Coal Is King
Vancouver.—T. W. Duncan, a
Port Alberni blacksmith, is about
150 miles north of Vancouver, making search for a coal deposit which
he and a partner came upon years
ago, and afterwards abandoned.
Should he be able to relocate the
property, and should things work
out as he is confident that they will,
Mr. Duncan will come into possession of a fortune.
Duncan and his partner, years
ago,  prospected  the northern  coun
try for mineral and quite accidentally came upon a -large showing of
anthracite coal. They believed that
they had made a rich find and took
samples out with them to "civilization," where they endeavored to
interest capital. But capital refused
to be interested in anything at that
time so remote. The partners separated, each retaining samples of the
coal, and both eventually gave up
every thought of making anything
out of their discovery.
After the separation, Mr. Duncan
knew very little of his partner or his
movements. The partner died not
■long ago, and before he died he revived his interest in the coal discovery he had shared in in the northern wilds of British Columbia. In
some way representatives of capital,
who were looking for just such a
prospect, heard the story, and obtained some of the samples after
their owner had passed away. In
their search for further information
they eventually learned of Mr. Duncan's part in the discovery and finally located him at Port Alberni.
C. F. Schaub and J. McLeod arrived in Port Alberni recently,
and sought out Mr. Duncan. They
talked matters over with him and
reached an understanding. The next,
morning the three were on their way
to the district from which the coal
samples .had been taken. Mr. Duncan expressed himself as confident
that he could relocate the find and
show many acres of anthracite coal
New Hatchery
Clayoquot.—Mr. Cunningham, superintendent of hatcheries, and inspector Taylor, of the fisheries department have located a site for a
hatchery at Kennedy Lake, on Vancouver Island. They have chosen
a site on the Clayoquot Arm of Kennedy lake, about ten miles from the
Kennedy river. An acre of land is
to be cleared and the building started immediately.
Increased Licences
Vancouver.—The licence fee bylaw of Vancouver ..as been passed
increasing the fee. Nothing has
been done with fixing the hours, as
tlie city solicitor advised inaction
until the operation of the provincial
act in August. The increase in the
licence fees will mean an advance
in the civic revenue in this way of
$38,250. The new fees are as follows: Hotel, $1,000; wholesale
$500; wholesale beer, $750; restaurants, $1,000; shop, $800; transfers,
$250; temporary, $50 per day. There
are no changes in the restaurant
fees. The bylaw goes into effect on
June 30th, and this will affect all
licences for the next year.
Local News
The contract for water pipe required in the city has been let to
the British Columbia Tie & Timber
The city council has taken the
initiative in the matter of a Dominion Day celebration In the city. At
Saturday night's meeting of the
council the question came up and
a committee was named consisting ot
Aid. Mclntyre, Dr. Tremayne, L.
Cripper, W R. Brown, A. J. Morris,
J. D. Roerig, G. W. Nlckerson and
R. Ross. The committee will look
after the preliminary arrangements
and call a general meeting later.
G. T.  P.  Will  Have Its Trains Running in  Bast This Full
According to despatches, the G. T.
P, is not going to allow any time
to be wasted In getting Into ser-
ire in the East. Trains will he running into St. John and Halifax over
the Grand Trunk Pacific by way of
.Moncton and the Intercolonial before the snow flies it Is announced.
It has been decided that as soon
as the Transcontinental is completed
through to New Brunswick and
Quebec this section will be operated
and while the Quebec bridge cannot
be opened for some years yet car
ferries will be employed to carry
trains across the St. Lawrence at
this point. The G. T. P. has running rights over the I. C. R., and so
will be enabled to reach both St,
John and Halifax as soon as the new
trackage from Moncton westward
has been finished. It had been feared in some quarters that the eastern
section would remain idle even after
the rails were down, because of the
lack of a bridge across the St. Lawrence, but there Is no doubt now that
trains will be ferried across there.
Haynor Bros., the well known
firm of housefurnishers and funeral
directors, have taken up their
temporary location In me Dunedln
block, corner of Second avenue and
Eighth street. They are offering
special bargains in some goods
slightly damaged during the fire. In
a few days the firm will move Into
new quarters In the Manson block,
on Third avenue.
J. H. McMullin, government agent,
has returned from up the Skeena,
where he accompanied Hon. Thos.
Taylor and William Manson, M.P.P.,
on their trip.
I House Furnishers.
Located temporarily, since the Are,
in  IM din  Block, corner of Second
Avenue and  Eighth  Street.
■   Some snaps  in  slightly damaged   goods   which   we  want  to   clear
i  out  before  moving into  new quarters in Manson Blk., Third Ave.
Furniture Dealer
3rd. Avenue
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,
Bullets, Dining Tables, 8ft.
and 8ft. Extension
Dining Room Chain, Quartered Oak with
Leather Seats, Golden or Early English
finish. Prices ranging from
$22.50 to $50
HandsoTeUMof   Wicker Chairs and Rockers
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
«J of any kind.
!  GEO. D. TITE,
3rd Ave.
Prince Rupert Journal
Ready Nixed Paints,
Paints Ground in Oil,
Paints Ground in Japan,
Varnishes, Shellac, etc.
Water Stains
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply
Company, Ltd. thos. dunn. Mlr.
|    The Westholme
| Lumber Company, Ld.
^2] We carry the largest stock of
>$5l Building Supplies in the North.
y^]    Quotations given on short notice in all lines.
H Rough and Dressed Lumber
P Shingles and Lath
P Mouldings and Cases
P Doors and Windows
^—. We handle Plaster and Lime at reasonable prices
/g51 Get our quotations for all classes of buildings.


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