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Price,  Five Cents
NO.   48.
City Council Will Not Look Into Case
of Dwellers on G.T.P.
Difference of Opinion  Expressed Re-
lative to Destroying the Cabins
Condemned by Health Officer
The council chamber was invaded
last evening by about fifty residents
of the G. T. P. reserve, who came in
a body to protest against the proposal of Aid. Naden to have the
cabins, etc., on the area condemned
in consequence of its being a menace
to public health, according to the
report of the city health officer.
The delegation was headed by W.
H. Montgomery. They came to back
up a petition against the proposal to
condemn the places. The petition set
forth that the carrying out of hte
proposition proposed would work a
hardship on the men living there as
they had no other homes to go to
and there was not the accommodation In the city within the means at
their disposal. It would inflict terrible hardships to carry out the
proposition at this inhumane season
of the year. There was no disease
among them and there was no
menace to public health. They were
peaceable and law abiding.
W. H. Montgomery, speaking for
the deputation, felt that the petition
should be sufficient without any added words.
Aid. Naden wanted to know if
these petitions referred only to the
reserve or to the shacks on the
Mr. Montgomery said only on the
Aid. Naden read the report of the
sanitary inspector who designated
these as all being in an unsanitary
condition. This report was read in
open council. All had had practically
three months' notice. Action was not
taken before this owing to the fact
that the city solicitor had found it
impossible to do the necessary work
in connection with it. He did not
know personally the condition of
these places. They had an officer who
was an expert and they would have
to abide by his report. If action were
not taken for another six months
the same conditions would arise and
longer time would be asked. He had
been charged with having some other
object than the public health in
view in moving these. That was entirely incorrect.
He moved that the cabins, shacks,
etc. on tiie G.T.P. reserve be destroyed within ten days, or if the
work was not carried out by the occupants, the city officials should do
it, charging the cost to the occupiers.
He was agreeable to extending the
time a reasonable period.
His worship felt Unit the usual
practice was to refer these petitions
to the proper committees. This
should go to the health committee.
Aid, Pattullo felt that the motion
of Aid. Naden should stand over If
this course were taken.
Aid. Hildltch wished to hear Dr.
Reddie's report read again.
This being agreed to, it was found
that Dr. Reddie pronounced each
building lo be unsanitary by reason
of debris and filth, constituting a
menace to public health.
Aid. Hildltch said that he had no
personal knowledge of this reserve.
He had been given to understand
that only Indians and squaws lived
there. Judging by the men present
It was apparent that the situation
was not as represented. He felt the
council could well visit the place and
come to a riper conclusion in the
matter before action  was taken.
Mr. Montgomery said the scavenger visited the district every week.
There was no such conditions ns described  by  the health  officer.
Aid. Pattullo said he visited the
place the day before. He found nothing to give rise to any menace during the winter months. He thought
action might be put off'until spring
on the understanding that by that
time they should all remove.
Aid. Barrow felt they should abide
by the report of the health officer
or alse abolish the office on the
ground of economy. He referred to
the fact that there was more of a
menace from rats In such places.
Aid. Hildltch was agreeable to lay
this over. If upon visiting the district it was found that there was
not the danger anticipated, he would
favor laying this over until spring.
He had  been  guided  solely by  the
* The bylaw to authorize the *
* floating of debentures up to *
* $66,000 to pay for the electric •
* lighting plant in the city was *
* carried   yesterday.     A   small *
* vote  was  cast.    There   were *
* few opposed to the bylaw, the *
* vote standing 117 for, and 5 *
* against. *
medical health officer in the matter
in  committee.
Aid. Mobley on account, of doing
business so close to the district complained of, did not want to see any
unsanitary conditions existing. He
thought these men might be giving
warning to remove anything unsanitary and if action was not taken he
would want to see the places condemned.
Aid. Naden agreed to amend his
motion so as to extend the ten days
grace to sixty days.
Aid. Pattullo expressed sympathy
with Aid. Naden In moving in this
matter. He was not actuated in the
least by the number of men concerned. If he felt the situation was
a menace he would favor action even
if there were 1,000 men concerned.
He did not favor sixty days as a
limit. The weather conditions would
govern the situation largely.
Aid. Barrow thought sixty days
would give the residents a chance to
Aid. Smith felt that a little delay
would do no harm. At this season
there would be little danger. He
thought the committee might visit
the place.
Aid. Hilditch did not want to reflect on the sanitary officer. He had
no personal knowledge of conditions.
If the mover would postpone this
motion for a week an opportunity
would be afforded to visit the place
and he would then be ready to vote
Aid. Mobley moved to defer action for one week.
H. Douglas explained that he had
visited the place nearly every day.
There was no such danger as the
health officer referred to. It was as
sanitary as other parts of the city.
If plank roads were not provided by
which these men could reach the
lower-priced lots to1 build on they
could   not   make   a   move.    He   had
Minister    of    Public    Works    whoso
scheme for a roadway irom Vancouver to  Winnipeg  finds  favor  in  the
worked   to  get  a  plank  roadway  to
serve  this purpose.
The vote to defer action carried,
only Aldermen Naden and Barrow,
the mover and seconder of the original motion, voting against It.
Subject is Now Before the City Council to
be Decided
Proposed to Put in Laterals on the
Local Improvement
The city council will shortly grapple with the sewer question. The
streets committee already has its report ready recommending the putting in of about four main sewers
out of general revenue. Connecting
with these it is proposed to put In
laterals on a comprehensive plan,
these latter to be paid for on the
local improvement plan. As soon as
the engineer can get the plans ready
this proposition will be considered.
The subject was introduced last
evening when the local improvement
general bylaw amndment was considered slightly in committee.
Aid. Hilditch asked an explanation
of amendments looking to the granting of power to put in sewers on this
Aid. Lynch explained the scheme
as being in conjunction with the
larger one outlined above. The question had been considered from every
standpoint and the proposal above
given seemed the best.
Aid. Hilditch raised the point that
while the property owners in section
one were the heavy taxpayers, yet
they were getting benefits in the way
of sewerage that was costing the
residents of outlying parts a largo
sum. It cost yearly $19.75 to each
householder to take care of the sewerage by scavengers. He favored a
general bylaw for sections one, five,
siv and seven. It would cost considerable but it would be money, well
spent. Even under these circumstances section one would get the
sewers first, but the other sections
would be ensured theirs without danger of the borrowing power of the
city being exhausted before they
were secured.
The committee rose and reported
progress, requiring more time to consider all the points.
Aid.  Pattullo  Expects Soon  to Have
Reply Drafted to Hays' Letter
At last evening's council meeting
Aid. Hilditch thought there should
be some report from the finance committee as to the reply to be sent to
President Hays in reply to the one
received   from   him.
Aid. Pattullo said this required
some consideration. He hoped lo
have a reply drafted before next
Stables Will Xot lie Permitted Within Twenty Feet of Dwellings
The health committee last evening
reported to the council in favor of
enforcing the bylaw as to stables being built near dwellings. The complaint referred to the committee was
to be dealt with by the officer.
Aid. Hildltch explained that under
the health bylaw It was not lawful
to build a stable within twenty feet
of a dwelling. The owner of this
stable h»d been noUflpd he was
breaking the  Dylaw.
Aid. Mobley felt they should stand
Aid. Mobley felt they should stand
by the committees, and accordingly
moved  that  the report  be adopted, j
which  motion  carried.
Excellent Programme Given by ti.e
Pupils of the Public School
On Friday evening last one. of the
most interesting concerts given in
the city was provided by the school
children of Prince Rupert at the Empress theatre. The concert was given
in aid of tlie funds of the Ladies'
Aid of tiie General Hospital. Too
much credit cannot be given Miss
Ray and Mrs. to. E. Williams for
the pains they took to prepare the
children for a number of pretty
dances and exercises. Mrs. Humble
and Mrs. Eggert also assisted very
materially in preparing the flag
drill and other features, Miss Froude
as pianist and as trainer of the
(■bourses, the teachers of the school,
Scout Master Brown, and Dr. Reddie
of the Boy Scouts, Miss Gray and
others, all came in for a good share
of praise in view of the excellent way
in which the programme was carried
The numbers on the programme
were all excellently rendered which
was all the more praise-worthy to
those concerned in view of the short
time they had to prepare for it.
The Boy Scouts in various exercises, and in. aid to the injured, captured the audience. The dancing by
four little tots, Dorothy Tremayne,
Violet Mortimer, Doris Pattullo and
Grace Manson, was another of the
special numbers. Free extension exercises by Madeleine Nelson, Muriel
Patmore and Betty Barrow, and ball
The Camosun hound south
on Sunday, had on board
President Erskine Smith and
A. D. Teunant, one of the directors of the Red Cliff Mining company, who were on
their way to Vancouver with
the news that in the lower
tunnel of their mine at Portland Canal, the main, ore body
had been encountered at a
distance of 1330 feet from the
mouth. The officials were
highly pleased with the situation which is taken as indicat-
ng an 'mmense body of ore.
The faith of the management in dri* ing this long tunnel In the hope of striking the
body has been generally admired and the end was watched for with the greatest Interest.
exercises by Eva and Annie Birnie,
showed wonderful care in preparation by Miss Ray.
Recitation were given by Lloyd
Johnston, F. Leggatt, Jack Howling,
Wallace Anderson and not the least
attractive one, by little Miss Eileen
Patmore. Elhel Gray appeared In
Scottish dances and in singing. Songs
were given also by Georgia Hunter
and Lottie Daughty, whose stage
ability was demonstrated to such an
extent that an encore was Insisted
upon. A dialogue by Ida Nehring
and Jack Humble, readings by Margaret Morgan and Edith Sing, instrumental duels by the Misses Birnie
and by Miss Froud and Kathleen
Johnston, a violin solo by Alex Hunter and an illustrated song by George
Shaw completed a most entertaining
Attempt  Will     He    Made  to Secure
Supply From Sooke Lake
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Nov. 29.-—By a unanimous resolution of the city council, it
has been decided that a by-law providing for the development of Sooke
L.ake as a source of water supply
he submitted o the ratepayers at the
forthcoming civic e'ections. The bylaw to provide for the purchase of
Coldstream was defeated a few days
The health committee of the city
council favor sending for literature
to the Royal Institute of Public
Health relative to rat extermination,
etc. The literature is furnished free.
The council has approved of the
Stewart Will Apply for Incorporation
ut  Coming Session
British Parliament Has Been Dissolved
and Appeal is Taken to
The city of Stewart will be the
next municipality in northern British
Columbia. The citizens at the next
session of the legislature will take
steps through the local member,
William Mnnson, to effect this.
At a public meeting held last week
while Mr. Manson was ni the northern town, went into the subject when
the views of the citizens on the subject were mode known to their member, and he will put them before the
An attempt will be made to induce
D. D. Mann to join in with the
original townslte and have bis section Included In the city. But if Mr.
Mann will not join with them, Incorporation will still be sought.
Hon. A. .1. Balfour to be Returned
Unopposed—Joseph Martin
May Lose Seat
(Spee'il to Tiie  Journal)
London, Nov. 29 —The British
parliament was dissolved on Monday. The first elections will be held
on Saturday, while the' new house
meets about tin  end of January,
Among the firs! members to be returned unopposed wilt be Hon. A. J.
Balfour, as the Liberals will not contest   liis seat In Hie ('I.,   of London.
Donald McMaster, formerly of Toronto, will not he opposed In Cherl-
sey division of Surrey.
Doubts are expressed as lo whether Joseph Martin, formerly of Vancouver, will hold his seat In St. Jan-
Streets Committee Has a Large Budget to Go Through
in Selecting Those Who are to do the Work
Now Awaiting Construction.
The city council last evening had
a large collection of tenders to open
for street work which occupied ai
very considerable part of the evening. They were all referred to the
streets committee for report.
Tenders for Eighth avenue between Ftinon and Comox streets were
received as follows: —
A. Johnson & Co.—Earth, 5c; rock
$2.50; close cutitng, $2.50 per acre;
16 foot plank roadway, 2Mic per sq.
ft.; hand railing, 4c per lineal foot.
J. A. Meeker—Earth, $1; rock,
$2.50; close cutting,- $1.50; plank
roadway, 3',ic;  hand  railing, 3c.
A. Quinn—Earth, 98c; rock $2.94;
,   85c;
close  cutting,   $2.r.u;      plank    road,
'■'. 14c; hand railing, 6c.
I.. Bressey, et. al.- Earth
rock, $l.lMi; close cutting, $1;
road, 3c; hand railing, 4c.
.1. A.   Gillis—Earth,   90c;
$2.70; close cutting, 50c; plank road
2 '4 c; hand railing, 2c.
L. E. Destler and II. McCartney—
Rock, $1.9(1; earth, 90c; close cutting, $1; plank road, 3c; hand railing, 2c,
City engineer—Earth,
$2.50; close cutting, $1;
6c; hand railing, 5c.
There were in addition a large
number of tenders for different sections of First avenue and elsewhere.
$1;    rock,
plank road,
Rich Farming District Awaits Opening
up in Northern
B. C.
Travellers   Return    From    Country
With Splendid Reports as to
"The Peace River country is without doubt the finest large area of
farming land in British Columbia."
This is the gist of the report brought
back by a party of three men who
returned from the Peace river this
week, says the Cariboo Observer.
Jas. Pettry, Frank Watson, and
"Kit" Carson comprised the party.
Some 117,000 acres of land were
staked by the above party for Stanley Dunlevy, a territory some twen-
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Nov. 2 9.—Letters
received by Hon. Thomas Taylor, provincial minister of
public works from Ihe public
works ministers of .Manitoba
and Alberta endorses Hon.
Mr. Taylor's proposals lor a
thorough trunk high-way
from Van' ouver to Winnipeg.
Local News
A petition was received from B. C.
Wright at last evening's meeting of
the council asking permission to put
in a drain from lots 27 and 28, block
27, section five, stating that one of
the lots might be used as a site for a
laundry. This was referred to the
streets committee.
Tiie city council endorsed last eve.
nlng the report of the health committee on Capt. McCoskrle's proposal
to provide means for the disposal of
garbage, muskeg, etc. The reporte
stated that owing to tlie waterfront
being inaccessible they could not do
anything. In case it is opened tenders should be asked for.
The debate which has been announced to take place between the
Brotherhood of the Baptist Church
and the Young Men's Club of the
Presbyterian Church on December 8
lias been postponed until Thursday,
December 15, on account of the Local
Option campaign, which is to take
place prior to this date. The subject
"Resolved, That a Bachelor Tax
Should he Imposed" has been agreed
upon by committees from the clubi
and Hie Baptists have chosen the affirmative side of tbe question. The
debate will take place in Hi'' Baptist
church on the date named. A programme will appear later.
ly miles square in the valley of the
Halfway River, adjoining the Dominion reserve. The land is declared to
be practically prairie, with large
areas witli not timber and with a
heavy growth of wild grasses, vetch
and pea vine. Parts of the land has
light cotlonwood and willows. The
soil is the deep, dark loam similar to
that of Alberta, Saskatchewan and
The country Is well watered witli
rivers, creeks and springs. No frost
had been experienced in the section
traversed up Ic Hie last of September, The party covered some IOCS
miles by steamer, canoe, raft and
trail since leaving Quesnel the mld-t
die of August. Tbe course taken followed the Fraser, Crooked, Pack,
Findlay, Parsnip and Peace Rivers,
and the farthest point reached was
Fort Graham. Al the Hudson's Hay
post of St. John, on tin- Peace river |
the party saw tomatoes, corn, cabbages, onions, turnips, etc., growing,
and   brought    back    some   excellent
hotos to provi ihe statements made.
.    .le    ti  the  trl     ■'  ■    : . ■     '
■-•'•.'     .  e   .; ford,  w! o
•     In
er parties. They also met Messrs.
Heaney and .Montizambert, the scouts
'or the provincial government. All
■-"ie greatly pleased with the new
country which will no doubt be
quickly taken up. Some 1,500 pio-
noes have settled this year iii the
Grand Prairie and Pouce Coupe divisions of the Peace lu Alberta, anticipating Hie coming of the Canadian ;
Northern, now building in that direc-
tion. and which will Ikely go through
he  Peace River pass.
Tin- members of the party broughl
hack some specimens of liemetlte, or
Iron ore, thai they state underlies a I
large  portion  of the country.    Out,
cropplngs of coal of finest  quality!
Tomorrow   evening  in   Mclntyre's
Hail, tiie St. Andrew's Society will be
at home lo all Scotchmen and other
friends from 9 o'clock in ihe evening.
This is tiie second annual ball of the
society and no pains are being spared to make il a grand success. From
11 to 12 refreshments will in- served
the guests by arrai.f.crtieni witli the
Royal Hotel. Tickets are on sale at
Orme's drug store and at Keeley'e
drug store. All will be made welcome.
George Cunningham, of Port Essington, lias been in the city for a
few days this week.
tint of the total number of ships
that annually pass through the Suez
Canal nearly mi per cent fly ihc Brit-
lsh  flag-
Rich  Hanker  mo   liis   daughter's
Bllltor i lion't talk so much of love;
you know thai what really attracts
you Is -c su,nun marks that my
daughter will gel when she? marries.
Suitor^ '-What?    Xo     more     than
"And what," asked a visitor at the
North Dakota State Fair "do you call
thai kind of cucumber?"
"That," replied a Fargo politician,
"is the Insurgent cucumber. It
doesn't always agree with a party."
were met with, as were also petroleum seepages and salt springs. The
whole country was found to nbount
in game- moose, enrlhou nnd bear.
A part of the party nrp contemplating returning to the Pence, each one
having selected some good sections
Tuesday, November 29, 1910
prince Kupett journal
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Tuesday, November 29,  1910
Items of General Interest From Centres in British Columbia.
According to the present persistent
use that is being mad
taxation question it would appear
that there is no attempt to be made
by the ruling taction of the city council to affect any settlement. The dispute would seem to have too much
importance in their eyes as an election cry for that. It is to be a means
of appealing to popular passions and
it is to be feared that according to
present indications there has been a
studied attempt to keep the whole
matter open for election purposes.
It is lamentable to think that such
a course should be pursued—that a
question affecting the city's interests
to the extent that this does should
be deliberately used as a football to
decide an election.
The signs of the times point to the
ruling faction of the council appealing for power again next year on the
score of their pusillanimous spirit.
They are the men who are prepared
to defy the G.T.P., and the Victoria
Government is also to be drawn into
the discussion and in turn these bold
men of the council will show how
utterly they dispise such unexperienced men as Premier McBride and
his Government. They are the men
who see diabolical plots hatched by
the Government to undermine the
municipal liberties of the city.
The public of Prince Rupert we
believe, will in no way be drawn
aside from the matters of general
policy by any such subterfuge. The
G.T.P. taxation question is a subject
that we have always contended
should be approached in a rational
way without prejudices either one
way or the other. It should be handled In a business-like way. To attempt to stir up a feeling that will
prevent the chances of any settlement amicable to the company and
the citizens of Prince Rupert is little
short of criminal.
The members of the city council
contend that the outstanding difference is having its effect upon the
financial situation in the city. In the
public Interest surely there should bs
no attempt to inflame public opinion
and add to an unsettling condition
any more than exists at present.
The spirit of cheap bravado which
is so much in evidence in connection
with this question through the medium which owing to the fact that
so many of the council are financially
interested in it that its attitudt may
be taken as representing that faction, is not such as to assi'st very materially in an adjustment of all the
outstanding matters between the city
and the railway company. It stamps
those concerned as ward politicians
to a far greater degree than we had
hoped to expect.
Vancouver.—The first bout in
an acton to recover $230,000
on the sale of twenty-three thousand
acres of land on Graham Island was
fought in supreme court chambers in
Vancouver when Mr. Justice Murphy
appointed the Royal Bank as receiver
for the money till such times as its
f tl C TP i rea' ownership should be decided.
' ■ The dispute arose out of the sale of
23,000 acres of coal land at $10 an
acre by the Canadian Development
company to the Graham Island Collieries. The action is brought by live
plaintiffs, namely, Messrs. James and
John S. Soutar, Russell Whitelaw,
George Grant and George Bowers
against the Canadian Development
company, and Mr. H. H. Bellamy,
mining engineer. The plaintiffs
claim that Mr. Bellamy, acting as
agent for themselves and other owners of the land, turned it over to
the Canadian Development company,
with the understanding that a new
company was to be formed to take
over the lands at an enhanced price
afterwards; that this company was
■formed under the name of the Graham Island Collieries company and
that the land passed over to them at
$1/) an acre. The defendants now
refuse to account for more than
$4.50 an acre, and the plaintiffs are
bringing action to recover the full
board. The parents will be responsi-*
ble for bringing the children to and
from   school.
Chilliwack.—An indignation meeting was held at the court house here
on Monday afternoon, November 21,
largely attended by farmers of the
"big prairie" district for the purpose
of protesting against an action of
the municipal council whereby
$1,000 was expended in the deepening of the lower end of Chilliwack
river, from the Murray bridge to the
Fraser. This money, it is claimed by
the residents of the big prairie, was
a portion of a grant of $5,000 received some years ago, which was
intended to be applied on the cost of
the draining of the big prairie. This
drainage scheme cost in the neighborhood of $17,000 and of this
amount about $12,000 was raiser by
a special assessment on the lands
benefitted, and the balance, $5,000,
was donated by the goevrnment. It
was the contention of those who
criticized the council, that inasmuch
as this $5,000 had been granted for
a specific purpose, the council had
no authority or right to use Is for
any other purpose.
News-Advertiser   Prophesies   a   Big
Rush in That Country
There wi" be a big rush next
spring into this country, for the discoveries which have been made there
show such uncommon surface richness that there will not be enough
ground to go round,, says the News-
Advertiser, in its mining column, referring to the Hazelton district.
Whether subsequent developments
will confirm the surface appearances
remains to be seen, but the advent of
transportation will quickly dispose of
any uncertainty on  that score.
On the Dyer-Stevenson group of
claims on Four-Mile Hill, Ihe recent
stripping of a three-foot ledge has exposed a fine body of ore which will be
further tested by a cross-cut tunnel.' follows
at a depth of fifty feet, Tliis group chasing
consisting of five claims, Is under
bond to a Vancouver syndicate, of
which Mr. E. to. Maclean is a member. Mr. G. L. Faulkner as local
agent for the deal which involves
$40,000 for the properties, of which
$8,000 cash was made as flrst payment. This group adjoins the Erie
on two sides, and should have the extensions of the latter's veins.
.— o	
A young Baltimore man has a
habit of correcling carelessness In
speech that comes to his notice.    The
Victoria.—That British Columbia's
fruit now on exhibition at the Old
Country shows is destined to sweep
this year's honors Is intimated in a
cablegram summarizing first results,
which was received by Hon. W. J.
Bowser as minister of agriculture.
At its despatch, nine of the
twenty-four Old Country exhibitions
were matters of the past, and at
these nine British Columbia succeeded in winning seven gold and two
silver-gilt medals, the highest aggregate that any district or colony has
yet achieved in a similar number of
shows. The gold medals were won
at Southampton, Bath, Bristol, Brad,
ford, Leeds, Chester and Bolton, and
the silver-gilt at the Crystal Palace
and at Birmingham. It is anticipated that the provincial exhibit will
score equally well at the fifteen remaining exhibitions.
other day he walked Into a shop and]
asked for a comb. "Do you want a
narrow man's comb?" asked the
clerk. "No," said the customer,
gravely, "I want a comb for a stout
man with rubber teeth."^
Vancouver—If Vancouver does not
produce a crop of silver-tongued
oragtors. 11 Is not the fault of an
anonymous donor, who lias offered
$100 to encourage public speaking.
The conditions of the award are
that the money is to be divided as
4 0 to be devoted to pur-
work of nil for the scliool
of which tiie wlnenr is a puptl, a
brass plate lo be attached bearing
the winner's name.
The rest of the sum is to be expended   as   follows: —
First prize, $30; 2nd, $20; 3rd,
$10. Contestants must speak not
less than ten minutes. They must
use prepared speeches or speak extempore from an? subject. The three
judges are to be chosen from the following: A lawyer, clergyman and a
business man. The contestants are
to be members of the graduating
class. The board gratefully accepted
this offer and liianked the donor.
It was decided hy the school board
| to establish a class for the mentally
weak thai  may be attended by those
selected by tile medical officer of the
Vancouver.—Mr. Justice Morrison
has returned from a six months' trip
to Europe and the British Isles. During his absence he visited France,
Germany, Switzerland and Italy, but
the greater part of his time was spent
in the United Kingdom. He found
Rome interesting, but was prevented
from going further south by the outbreak of cholera in Naples.
With Paris he frankly confessed
simself disappointed, since it proved
by no means the clean and tidy city
he had always pictured it to be.
When he returned to London it felt
more like coming home. He spent
some time in Ireland and visted the
homes of his ancestors in the Scottish Highlands.
Mrs. Morrison and family will remain in London for the winter where
Miss Morrison is attending school.
Mr. Justice Morrison expects to get
back to his judicial duties at the beginning of next month.
Victoria.—In connection with the
much desired reconstruction and resumption of traffic on the Kaslo and
Slocan railway, It is understood from
the premier, Hon. Richard McBride,
that the Canadian Pacific Railway
company, which has been in communication with the Great Northern
in regard to the possible annexation
of this short line, has decided definitely not to take it over. In consequence of this decision the government itself has opened communications with the Great Northern company, with the view to consumating
some arrangement for the resumption of the operation of the road, and
it is understood that a final and
definite announcement in this connection will be made by the American company within the next few
Vancouver.—The two subjects of
paramount interest to be discussed
by the city council at a recent meeting concerned the height of buildings
in the city and the question of which
is the best form of civic administration. After a great deal of verbal
wrangling, the council decided that
a plebiscite should be submitted tc
the people at the municipal elections
in January asking them to decide one
way or the other whether buildings
shall be limited to a height of 120
feet or ten stories. A plebiscite will
also be presented to determine the
form of civic government and on this
matter the people will say yea or nay
concerning whether the present system of civic administration is the
best or whether a board of control
or the commission form of government shall form the executive part of
municipal government.
The building plebiscite was intro.
duced at a former meeting and the
motion was defeated by the casting
vote of the mayor. On recommendation his worship said that he would
change his attitude, which did not
mean that he had altered his individual opinion on the matter. He considered that it was a question upon
which tbe people should be allowed
to express their opinion.
Attempting   to   Oct.   Panama    Canal
According to a despatch received
from Honolulu the territorial board
of Immigration Is now considering a
plan for securing for the sugar plana-
tions of the islands several thousand
laborers from Panama, and is,
through its superintendent, Dr. Victor S. Clark, taking up witli the Isthmian canal officials the possibilties
of the scheme.
The immigrants whose passage the
hoard proposes to pay to Hawaii are
not natives of the Canal zone, but
some from Northern Spain, whence
they were brought in immigration
ships to the Isthmus to work on the
canal. It Is stated that within a
short time the services of a large
number of them will no longer be
needed at Panama, and the board
hopes then to be able to Induce them
to come to Hawaii to work on the
plantations. They receive on the
Isthmus about 84 cents a day, which
is about the wage paid by the sugar
plantations of Hawaii to their laborers.
It Is   highly    probable,    however,
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Steerage Fare $5.00
The "Camosun" is the only steamer
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J. H. ROGERS,   Ticket Agent
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that the plans of the board of Immigration for the importing of more
asistsed immigrants may be knocked
In the head. The chief Issue of the
political campaign in Hawaii now Is
the Immigration (Tuestlon. The
Democratic party has declared
against further assisted immigration
and present appearances Indicate
that the Democrats, If they do not
win throughout, will at least elect
a sufficient number of members of
tiie legislature to block the proposed
re-enactment of the conservation and
Immigration act under which assisted Immigration Is now being carried
on. If this happens, the planters will
have to raise wages very materially
and turn to the United States for
white labor.
The Hobble Skirt
Mary had a little skirt.
Tied tightly in a bow,
And everywhere that Mary went
She simply couldn't go.
Paint8. General Hardware,
Oils, Stoves and Ranges.
Clarmont Rooms
Sixth Avenac near Fulton Street
Comfortable, Homelike Rooms; Newly Furnished Throughout; Bath
Rooms   with   Hot   and
Cold Water
liutes, $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
Corner Eighth and Fraser Street!
Clinton Rooms
Newly    remodelled    and    furnished.
Hoard   and   lodging.   Home cooking
a  specialty.     Mrs.   Anderson,  Prop.
Booms, .$3 Per Week Tuesday, November 29, 1910
Judge Craig Hakes Charge Against Administration of
He Charges Illegal Acts And Waste
of Public Money in  the
The Yukon seems destined to always have changes hanging over the
administration of affairs there. The
latest are those of Judge Ctaig of
the Yukon court. He charges illegal
acts and waste of public funds. In a
letter to the clerk of the assessment
appeal court, Judge Craig says;—
To the clerk of the assessment appeal court, Dawson, Y.T.: Sir,—Take
notice that 1 appeal against the assessment in reBpect to Income made
against me by notice dated the thirteenth day of Sptember, 1910, on
the following grounds:
1. That there is no assessor appointed by any properly constituted
authority in the city of Dawson.
2. That no bylaw has been passed
relating to assessment by any person
in authority, or any municipal council or persons in the capacity of such
council for the year 1910.
3. That such assessment is wholly
illegal and void.
4. That no court of appeal agalnet
assessment exists, no appointment
having been made by the Yukon
council as by law provided, and there
now exists no court to which appeal
can be taken.
5. That I have no Income liable to
6. That I am a Judge of the territorial court of Yukon territory, and
the salary of a judge is by law and
public policy exempt from taxation.
7. That my salary is not $10,000
a year, as assumed by the said assessment, but only $5,000, and that
any part of my receipts which is not
salary or fixed income, but certainly
Is by law exempt, and not taxable.
8. That such assessment is illegal
and unjust for the reason that in the
yar 1909 taxes were collected (which
were not collectable and could not be
recovered by any levy) ln excess of
the amount required by the public
uses, and that during the said year
1909, the court of appeal as originally constituted, in violation of their
oath and with a full knowledge of the
facts, did not assess themselves to
the true amount for which they knew
they were liable for assessment, did
purposely, knowingly and wilfully
omit themselves from the assessment
roll, contrary to the law and to their
own knowledge, and that no steps
were ever taken to enforce the law
as against these partes.
9. That In the said year certain
taxes on income were allowed and
passed by the said assessment court
and duly entered upon the roll as
being collectable for the purposes ot
■the city of Dawson, but that such
taxes have uot been collected, although the parties therefor are substantial persons, having estates out
of which the same could be levied,
and that unjustly and unlawfully
preference has been given certain individuals without reason, without de.
lay, without just caus, and thereby
I, myself, and other citizens of Dawson who paid the aforesaid taxes,
although considering the same unjust and illegal, are prejudiced in
our estate by the unjust preference
gien to the parties aforesaid, whose
taxes have not been collected.
10. That no steps, attempt or endeavor have been taken or made to
collect the said-taxes not paid and in
arrears, but that either by negligence
or for the purpose of unjustly preferring one person to another, the said
taxes have not been collected.
11. That no attempt or endeavor
has been made to assess the head tax
or capitation tax of $li per man
chargable by law upon Individuals in
the city of Dawson.
12. That the laxes paid by me and
oilier citizens of Dawson are wasted
and unjustly distributed, preference
being given to individuals and corporations in the expenditure of said
money, contrary to law and public
polcy, and thereby large sums are
wasted and diverted from their proper purpose, thereby increasing the
amount of taxation against me and
other parties.
13 That no legal power or authority exsts in any person to levy, assess or collect taxes within the city
of Dawson.
14. That no court exists to which
appeals can be taken for relief ln
these matters, and no public forum
to which persons complaining either
of, the assessment or the distribution
of taxes can appeal for redress or
for a change of conditions.
15. That a great part, of the taxes
collected in the city of Dawson are
used for the maintenance of a lire
brigade and the handling and maintenance of water mains and sewe.s
and sidewalks for the protection of
a certain section of the city and only
a certain section, and that the distribution of that protection is unfair,
unjust and unequal; that no taxes
are by law collectable unless for a
genral scheme which equally and Impartially benefits the entire community and the persons called upon to
contribute the said taxation; and
that I have no fire protection, sewers
and water, such as are provided for
other citizens who unjustly consplrb
with the authorities to Impose a burden on me and others situated like
me, for their own relief.
In the above matter of sidewalks
and fire protection, I have to pay for
my own.
Dated at Dawson, Y.T., this fourth
day of October, 1910.
JAMES CRAIG, Appellant.
Walter Brookins, considered by
many the most promising pupil of
the Wright Brothers, probably never
will fly again, as the result of the
death of his team-mate and friend
Ralph Johnstone, who was killed in
a fall Thursday ln Denver.
Soon after Johnstone's death,
Brookins remarked to a group of
friends, "I am afraid I'm all in,
boys. I don't think I have got the
nerve to go up again, at least not
very high."
The horror of Johnstone's death appeared to affect Brookins more than
any other of the aviators at the Denver meet. Brookins had his eyes on
Johnstone's machine from the minute his plane bucked and he watched
Johnstone's every movement until he
was dashed to death on the ground.
A friend who overheard Brookins' remark said that Brookins appeared to
be terrified whenever flying was
The proposed changes In the National Lacrosse union constitution
were made public by the committee,
which for three months have been
working upon them. It is proposed
to abolish the executive and to employ a paid president, as is to be
done In the big hockey league, and
pay him $800 per season. It Is also
intended to abolish the "Mason and
Dixie line" and to insert in the rules
clauses providing for the purchase,
sale or exchange of players at any
time during the first half of the season. Players in other leagues than
the U.L.U. are to be barred for two
years, and all players transgressing
rules by striking opponents or using foul language on the field will
be subject to fines or suspension, the
president to have control in all cases.
Players will become the property of
those to which they belonged last
season, and the union will at all
times have paid referees, the intention being to employ a regular staff.
It is intended to assess the Tecumseh,
Toronto, Montreal, Shamrock and
National clubs $150 each toward the
expenses of the president, and the
Caps and Cornwall to pay $100 each.
The union will meet shortly to consider the changes.
Williams and Radford, of Adeline
Stud, Hopklnsvllle, Ky., have bought
of E. B. Nowers, Calgary, Alberta,
Canada, the beautifully bred young
stallian Cyclades by Cyllene, he by
Bona Vietaf son of Bend Or. Cyclades' dam was Valo Royal, by Albert Victor; second dam Queen of the
Valley, by Exmlnster, thence to
Alice Hawthorn. Cycllene, sire of
Cyclades, lias sired three winners of
the English Derby within the last five
Capt. T. B. Merry, one of the foremost authorities in the world on
pedigrees, says, "I have seldom found
n horse bred more to my liking than
Cyclades." The sires in his pedigree
headed the list of winning stallions
England in fifty-seven different
Cyclades raring career includes the
following: As a two-yearold won the
Milton Park Stakes, twelve starters;
third in Sundury Plate, carrying top
weight, fifteen starters. As a three-
year-old, won Innskeepers' Handicap; Buchanan Handicap; Hlndllp
Handicap, 1 5-8 miles; Great Midlands Handicap, 1 1-4 miles, beating
Mary Andrews (winner of Ascot
Stakes) and Sunbonnet; City Welter
Handicap; Autumn Handicap, 1 1-8
miles; second in Lothan Handicap,
at Edinburgh, 1 3-8 miles; third in
Haydock Handicap at Kempton Park,
1 1-4 miles, beating the great horse
Dean Swift.
Williams and Radford regard this
horse as a worthy successor of the
,rand old horse imp. Albert, now
.lead, and the very successful sire
imp. Ornus, that they recently sold
io H. T. Oxnard, of Virginia. At
their dispersal sale they reserved
the grand old mare Hoodoo and
eight nice young Albert mares as a
nucelus for a new stud.
It will be remembered that this
horse was last year at Mr. Walter
Sporle's Stock Farm on the St. Albert Road, near Edmonton, and that
this year his colts won all before
them In the show ring.
Gold-Bcaring    Creeks    Have    Been
Stripped and Lodes Neglected
Mr. Elmer E. Armstrong, who was
a recent visitor to the Coast, Is one
of the men that holds strongly to
the opinion that old Cariboo will yet
come into Its rights. Cariboo, in his
opinion, has been robbed of all that
could be easily taken, but little has
been done to deevlop the great ore
bodies that contributed their fragments to the placer claims. Mr. Williams has been investigating in the
vicinity of Barkerville and has staked several claims on quartz ledges,
in a section that has been walked
over, driven over, and even lived on.
There was a small Chinatown over
one of his claims.
Mr. Armstrong is convinced that
he has discovered one of the mother
lodes of Cariboo. One of the lodes
there contributd to make Cariboo one
of the richest placer fields in the
world's history. It Is only 300 miles
from the C.P.R., and the G.T.P. engineers are surveying within 70 miles
of it. Since 1855 the placer fields
of Cariboo have yielded about $70,-
000,000 in gold, but the quartz has
been overlooked. Ledges such as
those of Mr. Armstrong's property,
if found in more advertised quartz
fields, would, In his opinion, cause
a stampede. Of course, to get the
best results better transportation facilities must be provided. Camps with
a smaller possible output have been
given transportation facilities and
have been developed on a paying
basis. Where placer gold has been
found there have been lodes, and
the lodes In Cariboo must be rich.
In the section where Mr. Armstrong has made bis locations, 30
miles long by 15 wide, there are
three great mineral zones traversing
the country northwest and southeast. Almost every creek in the district has paid the placer miners,
some of them having proved very
rich, proving that for a distance of
30 miles there must be mineralized
veins. Mr. Armstrong says that all
that Cariboo needs is better transportaion and thorough prospecting
to make greater fields than ever.
There should also be a resident as-
sayer. On the five claims that Mr.
Armstrong has located the assay
values run from $14.40 to $250 a
ton. Some assays show 50 ounces
of solver and from 8.i to 22.2 in
* +
Exports of foreign merchandise
from the United States in the' fiscal
year 1910 were the largest on record,
their value having been $35,000,000
speaking in round terms, against
$25,000,000 in 1909, $28,000,000 in
1903, the former high record year,
and an annual average of $26,000,-
000 in the decade 1900-1909.
From 18G5 to 1895 the exportation of foreign merchandise from
the United States fluctuated between
$11,000,000 and $23,000,000 per annum; since that time it has averaged
about $25,000,000 per annum, while
in the year which ended June 30,
1910, the total was $34,900,722, a
gain of 25 per cent over 1903, 41
per cent over 1909, and of 33 per
cent over the aunual average for the
decade ending with that year.
Even with the large increase
shown, foreign merchandise contributes a small proportion of the
total exports from the United States.
Thus, of the $1,745,000,000 worth
of exports during 1910, foreign merchandise contributed $35,000,000, or
but two per cent of the total. This
condition is in marked contrast with
that obtaining in the commerce of
the United Kingdom. Of the exports
of that country in the year which
ended with June, 1910, aggregating
$2,462,000,000, $487,000,000, or 20
per cent of the total, represented the
value of foreign and colonial merchandise exported.
These relatively large exports of
foreign and colonial merchandise
from the United Kingdom are due,
in part, to her geographical position
as the insular cen of a great empire
with colonies and dependencies for
which she serves in some degree as a
distributer of their products to the
markets of the world, and, in part, to
her large imports of raw materials.
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To Arrive
Wednesday, Nov. 30.—Prince Rupert
from Vancouver.
Prince Albrf from  Port Simpson,
Naas and Stewart.
Senator from Seattle.
Princess Ena from Vancouver.
Thursday,   Dec.    1.—Prince   Albert
from Stewart.
Friday, Dec. 2.—Camosun from Vancouver.
Humboldt from Vancouver.
Sunday,    Dec.    4.-—Camosun    from
Prince Albert from Porcher and
Moresby Islands and Queen Charlotte City.
Senator from Skagway.
To Depart
Wednesday, Nov. 30.—Prince Albert
for Stewart.
Senator for Skagway.
Thursday, Dec. 1—Prince Rupert for
Prince Albert for Porcher and
Moresby Island points and Queen
Charlotte City.
Friday, Dec. 2.—Camosun for Stewart.
Humboldt  for  Seattle.
Sunday, Dec. 4.—Camosun for Vancouver.
Senator for Seattle.   .
Monday, Dec.  5.-—Prince Albert for
Port Simpson, Naas and Stewart.
The Princess Ena, of the C. P. R
coast freighting service, left Vancouver last night with a full load of
freight for this port, and for ports
of call between Vancouver and here.
Besides the local general merchandise which she Is bringing, there is
Freights to the United Kingdom are
also comparatively low for the reason
that the chances of obtaining return
cargoes at British ports are more
favorable than elsewhere.
Moreover, for certain articles the
large British ports have been for
years the termini of traditional trade
routes. This is particularly true of
London in the case of wool, tea and
sugar, and of Liverpool in the case
of cotton; though Bremen Is now
drawing away considerable quantities
of cotton destined for consumption
in German, Austrian and Italian
mills, while the United States obtains increasing quantities of wool
direct from the producing territories.
The principal articles imported into the United Slates and subsequently exported to foreign countries
without undergoing a process of
manufacture are India rubber, hides
and skins, art works, fruits and nuts,
fibres and textile grasses, lead bullion, cane sugar, wraper and other
leaf tobacco, lead, cotton and lumber.
The largest increase occurred in India rubber.
A less important n.roup of foreign
exports, with values ringing from
$200,000 to $850,000 yir annum, includes raw wool, furs, crude cocoa,
silk, tea, vegetables, fibres other than
manila, iron and steel manufactures,
automobiles and horses. The Importation and subsequent exportation
of foreign and colonial produce is an
important factor in the commerce of
the United Kingdom. Of her exports of foreign and colonial merchandise, aggregating about $440,-
000,000 in 1909, those of raw wool
were valued at $80,000,000; foodstuffs, about $50,000,000; raw cotton
$35,000,000; hides, $33,000,000;
yarns and textile fabrics, $35,000,-
000; and metals, $30,000,000.
(Form "A"
I, J. Y. Rochester, of the City of
Prince Rupert, in the Province ot
British Columbia, real estate agent,
hereby apply to the Board of License
Commissioners for the said City of
Prince Rupert for a Hotel LP^nse
to sell intoxicating liquors under the
provisions of the Statutes in that behalf and the by-laws of the City of
Prince Rupert, and any amendments
thereto, for the premises known and
described as The Empress Hotel, to
commence on the fifteenth day of
December, 1910.
And 1 hereby agree that in case a
licence is granted pursuant to this
application that no Asiatic snail be
employed, or be permitted to be upon said premises, other than in the
capacity of a guest or customer, nor
shall Asiatics be mployed oil' said
premises to do any work to be used
in or in any way connected witli said
premises, and 1 hereby agree that I
shall accept said license subject to
this agreement, and that any breach
of this agreement shall render me
liable to all the penalties provided
for in .Section 19 of th Prince Rupert
Liquor License By-law, 1910,
My postoffice address is Prince Rupert.
The name and address of the
owner of the premises proposed to
be licensed is M. Thorsrh Sons, Vienna, Austria.
Dated at Prince Rupert, this 8th
(lav of November,  1910.
also a few hundred tons of coal for
local firms. The loading of this coal
somewhat delayed the steamer, as
she was due to arrive on oMnday.
She will reach here most likely tomorrow afternoon
If you  ride the Scott Act  Mule,
get off!   He never carried anyone.
"Who is the man who Is so loudly
and energetically opposing restrictions on automobillng speeding? I
don't recollect having seen him
among the motorists before." "You
haven't. He's not a motorist, he's an
For Job Printing of all kinds see
the Journal Man.
In the County Court of Atlin: Holden
at Prince Rupert. >
BETWEEN Ward Electric Company,
Limited, Plaintiffs,
Arthur Heiney, Defendant.
PURSUANT to Order of His Honour
Judge Young made in the above action on the 22nd day of November,
1910, I shall offer for sale by Public
Auction for cash on Wednesday, the
Ith clay of December, 1910, at 11
o'clock in the forenoon at the Phenix
Theatre, Prince Rupert, B.C., the
leasehold interest of the Defendant
in Lots seven (7) and eight (8),
Block twenty-four (24), Section one
(1), Prince Rupert, being a lease for
five years from the 1st August, 1910,
at a monthly rental of one hundred
dollars ($100.00) and the building
erected thereon being the Phenix
The Vendor will only be required
to furnish a conveyance under Section 31 of the Mechanics Lien Act.
Further particulars may be had
from Messrs. Fisher & Warton, Solicitors,   Prince  Rupert,   B.C
Sheriff of Hie County of Atlin.
Dated at Prince Rupert this 28th
day of November, 1910. N29
Office at H. B. Rochester, Centre St.
Is handled by us.  All orders receive
prompt attention.  Phone No  68.
IX Thm countv court of atlin
In the estate of Humbert Comin, deceased,
In the Estate of Giacome Guidolin,
In the Estate of Sante Trouant, deceased,
In the matter of "The Official Administrator's Act."
In Chambers,   before    His    Honour
Judge Young.
Dated   the   17th   day  of  November,
John Hugh McMullin, Official Administrator for part of the County of
Atlin, for leave to swear to the death
of the above-named Humbert Comin,
Giacome Guidolin, and Sante Trouant, deceased, upon hearing C. V.
Bennett, counsel for the Official Administrator, and upon reading the
affidavits of Isaia Comin and Pietre
Flerin respectively, filed herein,
IT IS ORDERED that the said
Official Administrator shall be allowed to swear to the respective
deaths of the said Humbert Comin,
Giacome Guidolin, and Sante Trouant, deceased, as having occurred on
the 28th day of October, 1910, at the
expiration of two weeks from the
first publication of notice of this order, unless in the meantime proof
Is furnished that the said Humbert
Comin, Giacome Guidolin and Sante
Trouant was or were alive subsequently to the said 28th day of October, 1910; such proof may be
given in writing to the Registrar of
the County Court of Atlin at the
Courl House, Prince Rupert, B.C.
that the said Official Administrator
do publish notice of this order In The
Journal, a newspaper published
weekly at Prince Rupert, B.C., for
the space of two weeks.
(Signed) K. McB. YOUNG,
.1. c. c. Atlin.
(Form "A")
Corley & Burgess, of the city of
Prince Rupert, in the Province of
British Columbia, hotelkeepers, hereby apply to the Board of License
Commissioners for the said City of
Prince Rupert for a hotel license to
sell intoxicating liquors under the
provisions of the Statutes ln that behalf and the by-laws of the City of
Prince Rupert, and any amendments
thereto, for the premises known and
described as The Royal Hotel, to
commence on the fifteenth day of
December, 1910.
And I hereby agree that in. case a
license is grunted pursuant to this
application that no Asiatic shall be
employed, or be permitted to be upon
said premises, other than in the capacity of a guest or customer, nor
shall Asiatics be employed off Bald
premises to do any work to be used
in or in any way connocU'rl with said
premises, and I hereby agree that I
shall accept said license subject tq
this agreement, and that any breach
of this agreement shall render me
liable to all the penalties provided
for in Section 19 of the Prince Rut
pert Liquor License Ryrlaw, 1910,
Our poBtoffiee address is Prince
Rupert, B.C.
The name and address of the owner of the premises proposed to be
licensed is Christiansen & Brandt,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Dated at Prince Rupert this tenth
day of November,  1910.
IN THE  MATTER of the estate of
Charles   Henry    Gilroy,    deceased
TAKE NOTICE thai by order of j
His Honour Judge Young made in
Chambers the 5th day of November,
1010, it was ordered that Marie Victoria Gilroy, or her solicitor, It. I.
B. Warton, shall be allowed to swear
to the death of the above-named deceased as occurring on the 31st day
of September, 1910, at the expiration
of two weeks from the first pub'ica-
tlon of notice of the said Order unless in tiie meantime proof is furnished that the said Charles Henry
Gilroy was alive subsequently to the
31st day of September,  1910.
Such proof may be given In willing to the Registrar rf tho County
Court of Atlin bolden at. Prince Ruperl ut the Courl House, Prince
Rupert, B. C.
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Rupert City Realty & Information Bureau, Ltd.
In the County Court of Atlin, holden
at Prince Rupert,
In   the  matter  of  Francis    Patrick
Murphy, deceased, and ln the matter of the "Official Administrator's
, Dated 24th day of October, A.D. 1910
UPON reading   the   affidavits   of
i John  Hugh  McMullin, and the eertl-
I licate of death of the deceased, it Is
I ordered,  that John  Hugh  McMullin,
i Official Administrator for the County
i Court    District   of Atlin  embracing
Skeena    and   Queen Charlotte Divl-
; sions, shall  be Administrator  of all
i nnd singular the estate and effects of
' Francis   Patrick   Murphy,   deceased,
j inteslale, and that this Order Is published in the Prince Rupert Journal
I for two Issues.
I In the County Court of Atlin holden
at Prince Rupert.
; In the matter of the "Official Administrators Act," anil in the matter of
the estate of Joseph  Pregent, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by order of
Ills Honour Judge Young made the
Mtli day of November, 1910, I was appointed Administrator of tbe estate
of Joseph Pregent deceased. All parties inning claims agatnBl the said
estate are hereby required to forward same properly verified to me on
or before the 22nd day of November,
191 ii, and all parties Indebted to the
said estate arc required to pay the
amounl of their indebtedness to me
Dated the 10th day of November
Ml Official Administrator.
Centre Street •'
Fred Stork
General Hardware
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Pipe and Pipe Fittings THE   PRINCE  RUPERT  JOURNAL
Tuesday, November 29, 1910
Mr. Aristide Briand, the French
premier, who has once more come
out victorious in a parliamentary
contest, and who so successfully suppressed the great railway strike in
France, certainly does not look the
strong man he has proved himself
to be. He is of average ueight,
rather slim and expressionless, almost insignificant in ai!?5arance, He
is a living paradox. His sallow complexion, weak knees, his drooping
black moustache, his sunken eyes, his
somewhat rounded shoulders suggest
despondency, but he is typically un-
tring and optimistic in a country
where every citizen Is somewhat excitable, yet, like Voltaire's Pangloss,
inclined to think that all Is for the
best in the best of worlds. And it
Is generally admitted that Ihe French
republic has not had a -stronger man
In any cabinet, excepting, perhaps, M.
Clemenceau, M. Briand's predecessor.
Socialist Prime Minister
M. Briand was once a Socialist.
AY'hen a young barirster he proclaimed his belief in Socialism; when he
became a deputy he was a Socialist
still. He became minister of public
instruction, then minister of fine
arts, then minister of justice, and he
remained a Socialist. When he succeeded M. Clemenceau he introduced
himself to the chamber of deputies
as the first "Socialist prime minister
of modern times." That was a year
ago. Since then M. Briand has
gradually but surely tended towards
a conservatism which is enterprising,
direct, broad-minded, and unmistakably stamped with the hall-mark of
common sense.
The French prime minister is now
forty-eight. Eight yars ago he was
unknown, except to a few friends,
lawyers and politicians, and to M.
Clemenceau himself, who believed in
M. Briand's ability, and in his future.
That career, indeed, has been astonishing. Born at Nantas, he studied
at the college there. Later he came
to Paris to become a barrister.    He
' had   no   fortune,   mingled   with   the
; poorest students and attended labor
meetings. He was born eloquent, and
1 has made the most of his gift. He had
a facile pen and his prose was readily
! accepted by certain journals of very
', advanced opinions.    His unassuming
! and general manner, bis humor, his
persuasive tongue won him scores of
friends in every class of society. The
' "bourgeois" liked M. Briand, the
workmen idolized him.
In 1902 ho was elected deputy for
St. Etienne. Seven years later he
bad risen to be the chief personality
in   tiie government  in  parliament in
1 the famous separation act—the divorce between church   and    state—
: which stamped him out, by general
consent, as a great statesman.
Pheni ini'iiai Career
How has this phenomenal success
i been achieved?
First of all, M. Briand has always
I been a hard worker. When in the
chamber of deputies he preferred
rather to listen and to learn than
to talk. But when he delivered his
first speech it was a striking one, and
his reputation was Instantly made.
He had long waited for an opportunity, and when it came he seized it
eagerly and made the most of it. His
is tiie kind of eloquence which is
never tiring—and this means a great
deal in the French parliament, where
able orators are numerous and inclined to be too eager to talk.
M. Briand, as a statesman, has often been compared to M. Clemenceau.
Both are able and both are strong.
But the eloquence of these two premiers who succeeded one another is
wholly different. M. Clemenceau at
his best could not help being sarcastic and whimsical, and he enjoyed
nothing so much as taking risks; his
successor is an heroic fighter and a
born leader of men, but be is more
careful, more polished, and more
tactful in liis methods. M. Clemenceau loved a well-turned period for
its own sake; when he was not ag
gressive or supercilious he indulged
in fine rhetoric and brilliant generalizations; M. Briand is, perhaps, less
fascinating to listen to, his delivery
is slower, but his style is more terse
and his arguments often more logical.
Needless to say, M. Clemenceau
had a vastly greater experience, and
besides being intimately acquainted
with internal politics, he possessed a
wide knowledge of foreign affairs, in
Which M. Briand Is rather lacking.
Nevertheless, the present French premier is a statesman of "puissant en-
vergure," as they say in his country,
and he lias already demonstrated this
on more than one troublesome occasion. The extraordinary intricate
variety of parties anil political
naunces, which is so typical of
France, has no secret for him, and
he has played with deft and harmonious virtuosity on the very sensitive
chords of that complicated harp.
Friend of Working Man
And it is of especial note in the
present crisis that no one in France
knows the Socialist organizations,
the work and aims of the famous
labor associations, and other ambitious and embarrassing "syndicates" better than does M. Briand.
For years he lived among workmen,
studied their needs, and explained
to them their rights, and the story
has often been recalled in France
how, some fifteen years ago, when he
took part in a national congress of
workers and some delegates wanted
to exclude him the young barrister
exclaimed: "I, too, am a workman,
since I compose by myself the newspaper which I publish in my department."
He still, indeed, considers himself
a workman. In spite of his rapid rise
to the sumimt of the political mountain, he remains optimistic and unassuming, and- has the welfare of the
working classe deeply at hfart. But
he believes that he knows best what
is good for them.
Conditions in Some European Countries Culls for Condemnation
Sensational charges of repulsive
conditions in child labor in continental Europe are made in a special report, published in the latest issue of
the bulletin of the t'nited States bureau of labor. The report was made
by Dr. C. to, A. Veditz, professor of
sociology ln George Washington university, who made a special investigation in Austria, Belgium, France,
Germany, Switzerland and Italy.
Child labor in Belguim not, paid at
all; children in Austria beginning
work before 6 years of age; child
laborers drilled to disappear through
trap doors at the approach of inspectors, and a general indifferent
enforcement of the child labor laws
through which employer- (inil it more
profitable to pay the nominal fines
Imposed than lo obey the regulations
arc sumo of the conditions described
in the report.
The general conclusion is that
child labor laws abroad are in many
essential respects poorly enforced
and that the penalties Imposed for
violations are ridiculously small and
of practically no deterrent value.
In Austria only one-fourth of the
child workers are employed In establishments that are inspected annually
The force is so inadequate that it
would take fifty-nine years to visit
once every establishment subject to
the labor laws. The majority of the
smaller concerns are never visited. A
large proportion of children reveice
wages of 50 cents to $1.50 a month.
Those employed in saloons and bowling alleys usually average 4 cents
an hour plus free beer, sometimes
lefl over by guests.
In Belguim many violations entirely escape detection, the report says.
Only  a  fractional  part  of  tbe  cases
of detected violations are brought to
trial and in these cases the fines imposed average about one dollar. One-
fourth of the child laborers under 16
years of age either get no money
wages or earn less than 10 cents a
day; more than one-half of them receive between 10 and 29 cents a day,
and less than one-fifth receive 30
cents or more.
In France the enactment of new
labor laws has proceeded much more
rapidly than provisions for their enforcement. At the end of 190S there
were still 173,136 establishments
subject, to the law that never had
been visited by an inspector. Some of
the glass works drill their child
laborers in quickly disappearing
through trap doors to avoid detection and the employers offer prizes
for tiie children most agile in that
Among ili» mont frequent and flagrant violators of the rules governing
child labor are religious nnd charitable institutions, such uf r.-tphanages,
says the r?poi'-, in v'hlch the children
usually get n.-. wages for il fir labor,
are worked overtime, and 1 nder conditions violating not on;y the law but
the ordlnarv rules of hygitrc.
In Germany a small proportion of
employers found violating the law receive punishment. In 1008, for Instance, 15,099 establishments illegally employed persons under 16 years
of age. The number of offences was
20,817, but only 1,597 persons were
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The most recent letters from the
British scientific expedition in Dutch
New Guinea have taken about three
months to reach London from the
remote and unevplored region where
the explorers, notwithstanding overwhelming difficulties of transport
and climate, are still endeavoring to
cut their way Into the far interior
in order to reach the Charles Louis
mountains, the great range east and
west of New Guinea.
The previous letters were a record
of almost heartbreaking attempts on
the part of this band of six Britishers
to overcome the difficulties that confronted them, and their last communications show that these difficulties have scarcely abated, and that,
while valuable geographical results
have been achieved as a result of
some side journeys, no material progress has been made in the exploration of the snow range which, according to Ihe latest letter, has been
completely hidden by mist and rain.
Nothing more had been seen of the
pygmies who were met earlier In the
year by Captain Rawling, but the latter was hoping to make another expedition in search of them.
One letter, from the British camp
at TIpue, on the MImika river, announces the arrival of Mr. Goodfel-
low and Captain C. G. Rawling with
th motorboat. The southwest monsoon was blowing, the immense
breakers rolled over the bar, but at
high tide the little launch safely entered the river without one wave
coming aboard.
"We found," writes one of the explorers, "that more men had gone
sick and thai a great flood had swept
over the country, completely covering
the land. The water rushed through
our camp and huts, and for seventy-
two hours there was no spot less than
two feet under water. Large quantities of precious stores, which cannot be replaced, were utterly ruined,
and to make matters worse, sickness
has still further increased."
A week later one of the explorers
writes: "It Is still raining. Rain day
and night, without ceasing. Our huts
leaking, ground sodden and boggy,
and food ruined. You can picture It
all. The steady downpour, the brown
swirl of the river, the constant falling in of the banks, the continual
squish, squish of the mud—and no
prospect of improvement. Our dried
fish and meat smelt enough to blow
the roof off."
Despite the difficulties referred to
above, It is hoped that the explorers
will be able to remain long enough in
New Guinea to accomplish their main
object.   A new member has been dis
patched to take tne prace of Mr. Stalker, who was drowned, and since the
above letters were written further
funds have been dispatched to Mr.
The members of the local aerie
Fraternal Order of Eagles are requested to attend the regular meeting tomorrow evening, November 30,
in the Helgerson block. All should be
present as Important business is to
come up, including the nomination of
officers for the ensuing term. A
smoker will be held at he close of
the business meeting.
Citizens who are in sympathy with
the defeat ol the Scott Act mid Blind
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times on Third avenue. See the big
sign, Citizens' League Committee
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an application will be made to the
Legislative Assembly of tbe Province
of British Columbia at its next session for an Act to incorporate a
Company with power to build, construct, maintain and operate a railway of standard or narrw guage to
be operated by steam, electricity or
other power for the purpose of carrying passengers, logs and merchandise
or either from the mouth of the Salmon River on Dean Channel or from
a point al or near Bella Coola, or
some point between them, or some
other convenient point near thereto,
on the western boundary line of the
Province of British Columbia to
Sigutla Lake; thence to Kwalcho
Lake; thence along the Uhalghat
River to Entiaco Lake, and along the
Entiaco River to Natalkuz Lake;
thence along the Upper Nechaco
River to Fraser Lake; thence in an
easterly direction to a. point where
the eastern boundary line of the
Province of British Columbia intersects the Peace River, or any other
feasible route, with power to construct, acquire, own and maintain
wharves and docks in connection
therewith, and to construct, acquire,
own, charter, equip and maintain
steam and other vessels and boats,
and to operate the same on any navigable waters, and with all powers
given by the "Model Railway Bill"
and with such other powers and
privileges usual or incidental to all
or any of the aforesaid purposes.
Dated this sixteenth day of November, 1910.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
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 all classes of buildings.
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.
Prince Rupert
Houses, Stores, Offices to Rent.
Real Estate       Exchange Block    Notary Public
Washington Cafe
SeatB For Ladles
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Second Avenue, near Seventh Street
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve existing on Crown lands in
the vicinity of Babine Lake, situate
in Range 5, Coast District, notice of
which was published In the British
olumbla Gazette, dated December
17, 1908, is cancelled In so far as
said reserve relates to lota numbered 1519, 1518, 1517, 1516, 1515,
1510, 1507, 1506, 1506A, 1503 1501,
1502, 1512, 1511, 1505, 1504, 1513,
1514, 1509, 1508, 1530, 1527, 1528,
1529, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1534, 1535,
1537, 1539, 1536, 1538, 1540, 1541,
1544, 1543, 1545, 1546, 1542, 1547,
1548, 1549, 1550, 1520, 1521, 1522,
1523, 1524, 1525, 1526, and 1551.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. O, June 16th, 1910.
(First Insertion July 5.)
Prince Rupert   Private   Detective
N. McDonald, Manager
All kinds of legitimate detective work
handled for companies and Individuals.    Business strictly confidential
P. O. Box 803 — Phone 210
i r plication will be made by the City
of Prince Rupert at the next sitting
of the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia for an
act amending the City cf Prince Rupert Incorporation Act, 1910, so as
to enable the City to borrow and
raise money by the issue of inscribed
stock to convert debentures already
issued Into such stock, and to consolidate debts provided for by Individual by-laws so that consecutive
debentures or inscribed stock may be
Issued for such debts as consolidated.
Dated at Prince Rupert, this 14th
day of October, 1910.
Solicitors for the Applicants.


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