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During June ,
$1.60 a Year
Job Printing
In all Lines
Published Twice' a Wuek
price, Five Cents
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Citizen's Petition is Still Subject of Controversy-Council Discusses It.
Mayor  Stork  Has  Assurances  Question of Post Office is Being Considered at Ottawa
The telephone petition dispute la
not yet settled. At last evening's
sitting of the council, Aid. Pattullo
again Introduced the subject basinc
his remarks on an editorial in th
Empire. Aid. Pattullo said a serious
charge was made by the press. Tho
charge was so serious that It almost
imputed that the council was in connivance with those who sought to
secure the telephone franchise In the
city as a private proposition. The
telephone and light committee had
been instrumental In taking the first
steps towards securing the telephone
as a public utility. He thought that
committee might take this subject
If it could be shown that he had
in any way done anything to thwart
the signing of this petition he would
resign his postion as alderman. He
thought the committee should fully
investigate this charge.
Aid. Smith wished to know if there
was anything In the minutes of the
council to show where these petitions
should be placed.
The minutes of June 9 were referred to and the places where petitions were to be placed was found
embodied in a resolution.    .
Aid. Hildltch lamented the act thai
there should be any difference of
opinion on the subject. He thought
it would be a difficult thing to get
ten per cent of the property owners
living here and therefore competent
to sign the petition. If the papers
would lay aside attacking Aid. Pat-
■tullo and assist in getting this signed they would be doing better work.
The papers should lassits in this. The
council was doing its best to get the
telephone for the city. He moved
that the question be referred to the
telephone and light committee.
Aid. Lynch said that with the number of clerks in hio store it might
have been possible for some one to
come to his place and find one who
could not tell him where the petition
was. When it was said that this had
taken place. in three piaces he felt
like stating that it was a falsehood.
The editor of the paper had shown
an ignorance when the subject was
up last winter that would shame a
fifteen-year-old boy. .«ittle credence
should be given any statement by this
The motion of Aid. Hildltch carried.
. A. letter was received from W, A.
Williams,' the -city solicitor, 'giving
the legal aspect of the proposed
drain across Mr. McLennan's property, '
On motion of Aid. Pattullo it was
referred to the committee to report
Aid. Hildltch introduced a bylaw
relating to the duties of the health
officer of the city.
City Wharf
Aid. Hildltch wanted to know If
anything had been done with respect
to the securing of a wharf for the
landing of lumber. There was a considerable quantity of lumber coming In and it would be costly to pay
Aid. Pattullo thought il wise tn do
something In the matter of securing
a wharf before nil the waterfront became alienated.
Added  Duties
Aid. Pattullo moved that the city
clerk act also as city treasurer at
a salary of $150 a month from
June 2nd.
The motion carried.
Aid. Pattullo also moved that the
city clerk act as purchasing agent for
the city. This would tend to keep a
check on the matter of orders.
This motion also carried.
The Post Office
Aid. Pattullo also moved that the
mayor communicate with the Dominion government urging that a
start be made on the building of the
post office here. Large bodies moved
slowly and even If a start was made
now the summer would he well advanced before work was commenced.
Mayor Stork said he had taken the
subject up with Hon. William Tem-
pleman who said that the preliminary steps were well advanced. It
would not In his opinion be wise to
make any other move just now. Mr.
Terapleman    would    shortly      visit
Prince Rupert- when the subject could
be gone Into.'  .':    .
Aid. Pattullo agreed in view of this
not to press his motion.
Bylaws  Advanced
The bylaw-designating the duties
of the clerk and treasurer was finally passed, the bylaw to come into ef-
foct at once
The bylaw relating to the duties
of the medical health officer passeo
Its first and second readings.
The building bylaw was considered
'ii (ommittec rt some length.
Exposition of 1014 Will Be Carried
Out on Colossal Scale
The trade organizations of Winnipeg have succeeded in collecting
52,500,000 for the big world's fair
to be held here in 1914.
Of this amount the G. T. P. have
donated $500,000, the Canadian
Pacific $500,000, and the C. N. R.
$250,000. Sir Wilfrid Laurier,
while in Winnipeg will, it is understood, inform the city that the Dominion will give dollar for dollar
to advertise the exhibition, the
greatest the world has ever seen. This
will mean that the government and
the city will expend $5,000,000 between them.
Outside Districts are in Accord With
Fall Fair Being Held
A Permanent Display is Planned to
lie Placed  on   Exhibit   in
This City
Fred Heal, of Aldermere, one of
the pioneers of that district, arrived
In the city last evening on his way
home. He was approached by A. J.
.Morris, president of the Board of
Trade on the subject of the proposed
exhibition here this fall, a subject
which the president of the Board has
entered into, most enthusiastically.
Mr. Heal is fully in accord with it
and promises to do all he can to enlist co-operation in his district.
It is proposed after the exhibition
proper is over to have a permanent
display representative of the whole
New British Columbia put on view
in a convenient place so that all
visitors may acquaint themselves
with the immense possibilties of the
The assistance of the G. T. P. will
be solicited and it is expected that
that corporation will heartily enter
into the scheme providing If possible a place where the permanent
exhibits may be kept on view so that
every one entering the harbor will
have an opportunity to visit the place
and see what this country can produce.
Bylaw to Cover Work of Construction in City. .Now Before Council
Prince Rupert Has Elaborate Programme
to Offer in Celebration
Early Start Will be Made—Evening
Has Many Attractions to
The city council has now under
consideration the bylaw to regulate
buildings eret-ted lu the city. By
the measure as now dratted the fire
limits are to extend from McBride
street to the junction ot First, Second
and Third avenues, and_ from the
water front to the ridge of hind in
the rear of Third avenue, Within
Unit area special precautions will in-
taken to see Hint tin- buildings are
protected against the chances ut fire
mill lu ensure a substantial class of
After the bylaw comes Into effect
it will be necessary before any building Is erected or any radical change
made in .'in exlstlue, uulldlng that.
permission be obtained from the
building inspector.
Precautions are taken to ensure
the putting of the foundations down
to rock or on piles that have I"" n
driven to a firm foundation, The
use of mud sills Is to be discouraged.
Sufficient fire protection must he provided in the way of escapes, etc.,
from public buildings.
Dumping or excavating on the
street without a permit will not be
allowed. A permit for a building
can be refused because of Its being
unsightly and liable to Injure tli6 |
value of surrounding property.
The details of the bylaw have yet
to be more fully considered.
Hon. Thomas Taylor and W. Man-
mon, M.P.P., are expected back tomorrow.
The arrangements are all complete for tomorrow's celebration in
this city. With the prospects of the
best of weather there should be a
splendid day's sport for all.
The intention of the committee Is
to have the whole programme carried out as sharp as possible on
scheduled time so that no unnecessary delays will  follow.
Starting the day with the aquatic
sports on the harbor at 9.30 in the
morning, there should not be a dull
moment throughout the entire day.
Following the aquatic sports there
will be the grand parade of decorated floats, etc., at 12.30. The land
sports will be held in the afternoon
The evening will be given over to
amusements. In the Empress theatre
there is a strong stock company,
Brandon's Players, who will present the popular play "The Squaw
Man." The Majestic theatre is also
open all evening with a select programme of moving picture films. A
grand Scotch concert and dance is to
be given in Mclntyre's Hall, when
Gray's orchestra will render a choice
With all these numbers to cater
to the amusement of the citizens
there should be not lack of enjoyment.
The aquatic sports starting at 9.30
will include the following, with the
prizes mentioned:—
Launches  Handicap
Fastest time over course for cup.
To be competed for annually or won
three years in succession. First boat
home, cup; second boat home, marine glasses.
Singles—1, cup; 2, cup.
Doubles—1, two cups; 2, two
Mixed doubles—1, lady's scent
bottle and gentleman's match box;
2, lady's scent bottle and gentleman's
tie pin.
Singles—1, cup; 2, cup.
Doubles—1, two cups; 2, two
Mixed doubles—1, lady's umbrella and gent's safety razor; 2, lady's
belt buckle and gent's tie pin.
Crab race—1, cup; 2, fountain
Street Parade
At 12.30 the street parade will be
organized at the corner of Third avenue and McBride street. It will
proceed along Third ayenu e to
Eighth street, thence to Second avenue, down Centre street to the
wharf where it will disband.
Lund Sport's
Immediately following this . feature will be the land sports in which
the following events with the prizes
mentioned, will be given:
Race, infants under five—Every
child gets a prize.
Race, children under 10—Pocket
knives, etc.
Girls, 14 and under—To be announced.
Boys, 14 and under-—1, baseball
glove, one mitt ami two bulls; 2,
baseball glove and milt; 3, baseball
100 yard race—1, cup; 2, watch
chain; 3, tobacco jar.
220 yard nice—1, suit; 2, suit
'use; .'{, pair shoes, donated by Martin O'Reilly.i
tl" yard race- l, shaving set; 2,
cuff links;   3, fob.
SS0 yard race—1, suit; 2, suit
case; .'I, bat; donated by Acme Cloth-
Ing company.
Three mil" nice—1, cup
::, cup,
High   jump- 1,   ring;   2,
::,  cuff  links.
Standing broad jump    l
2, tobacco jar; 3, tie pin.
barrels    l,  cup;
pie pin.
Thread the needle—1, vase; 2,
back' comb..
Obstacle race—1, safety razor, donated by F. Keeley; 2, hunting
Clown prize-^1, flask; 2, case
of pipes'; 2, match safe.
Potato race—1, boots, donated by
Scott, Froud Co.; 2, chair.
Great Northern  Will  Pisplace  Telegraph For Dispatching Purposes
Within two weeks the Installation
of railway telephones in all Great
Northern stations between Seattle
and St. Paul, a great task begun two
years ago almost to a day, will be
completed and the old Morse telegraph key and the telegraph system
of handling trains and train orders
will disappear forever from the Hill
system. >
Royal   Will   Be  Opened   Next  Week
Well Equipped in All Details
Next week the Royal Hotel will
open under the management of Cor-
ley & Burgess, who rank as the
pioneers in the hotel business in the
city. The Royal is being fitted up
at the corner of Third avenue and
Sixth street. Messrs. Corley & Burgess as the proprietors of the Royal
lunch have made an enviable name
here as caterers to first class trade.
They thoroughly understand their
business and there can be no doubt
as to their making a success of the
new enterprise.
In the Royal there will be forty-
four bed rooms will lighted and heated by steam with baths and toilets
fitted up in the best of style. The
furnishings are all of the latest type
being furnished by George D. Tite.
The hotel will be run on the European plan and will lie maintained as
a first class house in every particular. The Royal Cafe to be run in
conjunction with it, will be equipped
in the very latest style with lunch
counter and boxes. It will be furnished with all new fittings in every detail so that the best available may
be always counted upon at the Royal
The house will  open about July  6.
The Police Commissioners
met this afternoon in the city
hall to consider applications
for liquor licences. In the
absence of Mr. Merryfield,
who is out of the city, it was
decided to adjourn for one
Mr. Patmore, representing
applicants, wanted to know if
it was not advisable to dispose of the wholesale end as
it would be necessary to get a
stock on hand.
Commissioner Smith said
he had no desire to delay matters, but he thought they
might adjourn for one week.
If Mr. Merryfield was not then
back he would feel like proceeding with the consideration
of the applications.
This was quite agreeable to
Mr. Patmore, and the commissioners accordingly adjourned.
Splllar River on Porclier [aland Has
Complain! to Offer
;  2, cup;
,  tie pin;
Boxing     in
fountain pen;
Wrestling on  horseback—1,  mili-
tary brushes.
Throwing   16  pound   hammer—1.
Thermos bottle.
Suck   race—I,     match     safe;     2,
Three  legged   race—1,    punching
bag;  2, cigar cases.
Tug of war-   1, cigars.
Fat man's race—1, watch donated
by C. B. W&rk; 2, Thermos bottle.
Ladies'     race—1,     umbrella;      2,
smelling bottle.
Tin' Bettlemenl at Splllar River on
Porclier Island wants it mail service. There are about forty-live or
fifty seniors al that point according
in William Lane and Frank Sundy,
who are at present in the city. They
feel that the settlement ts entitled to
some sort of mail service.
At present they have to go to
Pefuge Bay, a distance of nearly Is
miles across the island where tho
Bruno calls. The Dominion authorities, they think, should provide a
wharf anil allow the mail to lie dropped as the steamers pass north from
Vancouver. If that is not allowed
they would like some arrangement
made by which a mail service could
lie subsidized from Prince Rupert
in the Island point.
Kjiillar River is making rapid
progress, the visitors say. The land
is being cleared and soon a rich agricultural district will exist close to
Prince Rupert.
W.  C. T.   V.  OEI-'ICERS
Result of  Election  at  Last  Meeting
of Prominent  Body
At the recent meeting of the provincial W. C. T. U. the following officers were elected for the year:
President, Mrs. Spofford, Victoria;
honorary president, Mrs. McNaugh-
ton, Victoria; vice-president, Mrs.
Reekie, Vancouver; corresponding
secretary, Mrs. Cunningham, New
Westminster; recording and press
secretary, Miss Marguerite Evans,
Victoria; treasurer, Mrs. Gordon
Grant, Victoria.
William  H. Case,  Formerly Atlantic
Windjammer, Will Carry Coal
The C. P. R. company has recently purchased the coal carrier, William H. Case, to be used In coaling
the coast steamers of the company.
She was built at Rockland, Maine,
in 1878, and was originally a bar-
kentlne. While still a new vessel
she was dismasted in a gale and was
afterwards rigged as a bark. After
an adventurous and a rather unfortunate career, she was converted Into a coal hulk at Seattle.
Added Importance Is Given to Prince
Rupert By New
Meteorological    Reporting   Centre  is
Being Moved From Port Simpson to This City
Prince Rupert will in future be
one, of the meteorological stations in
the Dominion from which regular
reports will be received daily.
,B. C. Webber, of Toronto, of the
Meteorological Department, is al:
present in the city in connection with
the installation of the system. The
observations will likely be taken by
Mr. Downey, of the Dominion government telegraph office. Mr. Webber will remain possibly a week until everything is in running order.
The office at Port Simpson will be
discontinued on the opening of this
one, and Prince Rupert will become
known at all the weather bureaus,
reports being telegraphed from day
to day from here as to the weather
Mr. Webber will instal the necessary equipment, part of which is of
a very delicate character. The new
move is but another recognition of
the growing importance of Prince
G.T.P. Steamer Made   Fast Trip From
South to Home
Voyage From  Vancouver Cut Down
to 80 Hours Steaming by
New   Vessel
On her trip north to this port
from the south, the Prince Rupert
established her claim to the title of
the fastest vessel on the coast. The
run from Vancouver by the G. T. P.
liner established the fact that the
steamer Is capable of maintaining a
speed of eighteen knots without the
least difficulty.
Through some mistake concerning the coal supply, the Prince Rupert did not get away from Vancouver until after midday on Tuesday. In spite of this and the additional disadvantage that she was delayed for about a hour and a half or
two hours by fog on the way up, the
steamer reached Prince Rupert only
six hours late, having made the run
in about thirty-one hours or If allowance is made for the fact that she
lost some time by having to come to
a stand still on account of fog south
of Queen Charlotte Sound the voyage was made in less than 30 hours,
reaching here last night about seven
The trip established a record on
this northern run and one that Is not
likely to be broken for a long time
unless it is done by the Prince Rupert herself or her sister, the Prince
The delay at Vancouver was very
annoying to the officers of the vessel.
The Prince Rupert in consequence
of the large cargo she brought, did
not get away for Stewart until 'an
early hour this morning. It is expected that the time she will make
on her trip south will enable the passengers to reach Vancouver and the
other southern ports practically on
scheduled time.
There is evidently a heavy travel
being diverted this way this summer.
The Prince Rupert brought north
about 250 passengers. The majority
of them  were  for this port.
Report   That   Workings   Have   Been
Discovered on Observatory lnli-t
Local News Boys Take Strong Ways
of Dealing With Rivals
A report Is being circulated that
i  lost mine  has  been   discovered  in
he north,  in  an  old  tunnel with a
Mexican arrnsta; hidden and forgotten in the wilds of Observatory In-
et. Two prospectors located the tor-
*ot,ten   mine,  and   when   they  ques-
i-ini'd   Un-   Indians   of   the  district,
lone could  remember the claim, or
he   man,  or   men,   who   worked   It.
he old Mexican  arrasta  is one of',
he most primitive mills for crushing
lie free-milling quartz,    There was
no sign of cabin or •"tier habitation,
ml many are the c"" |i ctures as to
lio the mil.' Ha; locators were,   The
operty i- repot ted '" bo exci i dlng-
i ii-h   In   I'l'i'   gold,   containing   a
Ide ledge  with   i lir  ccei tlonally
ii h stringers, one of whlcl had been
orked for a Few feel only. The
roperly  had   no  doubl   n    er  b    n
aki'd before, for I en searched
e vicinity for some sign of a post.
The discovery was made v. lien tho
prospectors were busy In a desolate
region, and they found a fish trap.
This aroused their curio Ity and they.
started to search i he * Iclnlty, with
the result thai they finally detected!
an obi lilazi'ii trail which was fol-j
lowed to the old workings.
The news boys of the city gave
evidence last evening on the arrival
of the G. T. P. steamer Prince Rupert that they are destined to become in time ardent trades unionists. It is the practice on the arrival
of the different steamers in port for
news agents on the steamers to alight
at the wharf and ply their trade
among the citizens of this city, This
has been very objectionable to tho
little army of news buys who have
been in the haliii of dealing with .Mr.
Little, the local agent, They saw in
the continuance of this practice on
the pan of Uie news men on the
steamers a .serious cuitalnmenl of
i heir own revenues.
Accordingly, adopting the most
advanced methods employed by
workers, thej procei 'l"il to frustrate
their rivals in tho pushing of their
trade, An organized attack was
made upon the invaders by tbe local
boys and with warnings agalnsl the
purhase of papers from "scabs" and
the appellation  of the objectionable
name  to  the  growi   rivals,  they
practli .-Hi  cleared  the «harl of the
foreign toe, i ih to the amusement
if t ' gathered.
Montreal   Has  a   Redaction   Made  in
II-.   I.mill   ami   Ileal   ( lial'gCS
Report of Commission Will be Heady
This  l-'all,  It   Is  Stated
Victoria, June .in.- The university
commissioners on leaving for tin-
East, stated thai the report will be
ready this fall.
The Montreal Heat. Light ami
Power Company has reduced its
obarges fur elei tt Ii lighting, For
residential lighting the presenl rate
■ a   (lve-years   standard   contracts  Is
li nls  per  kilowatt   hour,   wit Ii   a
reduction of ;;:; 1-3 per cent, mak-
Ing the net rate 10 reins per kilowatt
hour. By the new rates, those hav-
Ing five-year contracts win he
charged at the rate of 15 cents, less
I''. 2-3 per cent, or a net rate of 8
cents per kilowatt hour. In the same
way the commercial net rate Is re-
duced from 1 fi to I) cents per kllo-
wiiii hour on five-year contracts. In
addition to tnls, the meter rental, al
presenl 22 rents per month, Is to lie
reduced to 15 cents, or $1.80 per au-
ii ii in Instead cf $3. THE   PRINCE  RUPERT   JOURNAL
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Thursday, June 30, 1910
Chief Justice Hunter  His  Frewen vs.
Hays Case Under Consideration.
C. D.  Rand's  Reserve   Prices   Have
Been Submitted  to the Court
—Appeal   Likely
The case of Frewen vs. Hays, the
action brought by Moreton Frewen,
the London bimetalist, against the
Grand Trunk Pacific Townsite & Development company to recover damages for alleged failure to transfer
a thousand lots at Prince Rupert has
come to a close before Chief Justice
Hunter, who reservau judgment.
The case now seems to have narrowed down to a question as to
whether -Mr. Frewen could take the
lots at the reserved price fixed for
the auction sale, or whether he
should have been compelled to pay
prices corresponding to those actually realized at the sale.
E. P. Davis, K.C., counsel for the
plaintiff, put in a letter written to
Mr. Hays by Mr. Henry Phillips, secretary of the townsite company, in
which he stated that since the sale,
he had increased the amounts named
on the lots by the valuators from
25 to 100 per cent, and where there
had been sales he placed the values
at those obtained for adjoining lots.
C. D. Rand stated that he and Mr.
F. L. Murdoff had placed the reserve values on the lots for the sale.
He had acted as agent both for the
railway company and the government. He had made three copies of
the schedules of valuations, one of
which he had sent to Hon. Mr. Fulton, at that time chief commissioner
of lands, one he sent to G. U. Ryley,
land commissioner for the G. T. P.,
and one he kept for the use of his
own office.
"Will you produce that list?" asked Mr. Davis.
"Well, your lordship," said Mr.
Rand, "I am in this position. I acted
both for the railway company and
the government in this matter, and
I don't know whether the government would care to uave me produce
It here."
"You had better produce It," Bald
the court.
Mr. Rand thereupon produced a
long list of typewritten figures which
was filed away with the other documents.
Continuing his evidence, Mr. Rand
said they had valued 5,200 lots, of
which 2,90) were sold at the sale,
and some had been sold since by the
company.. At the sale a few lots were
sold at the reserve price, but most
ot Uiem went away above it. Some
tots they had not valued because they
had found them inaccessible.
Barclay Bonthrone, financial agent
said he represented Sir Edgar Vin-
aent, who was associated with Mr.
Frewen in this matter. With Mr.
Frewen and Mr. Ashton of Tacoma,
hie had gone to Prince Rupert to assist in the selection of the lots in
the first place, and later he had gone
with Mr. Frewen to Montreal, when
he interviewed Mr. Hays in 1908. Mr.
Frewen asked why he did not get
hie selection of the lots conveyed to
him. Mr. Hays said they must await
the- result of the auction sale, and
get the prices realized there. Mr.
Frewen objected, saying that he had
always understood that he was to
come before and not behind the public. Mr. Bonthrone also objected on
behalf of Sir Edgar Vincent, whom
he represented. Mr. Hays became
angry, and said he did not see what
right he had to be at the Interview,
and   Mr.   Bonthrone   said   that,   since
he took it that way he would with*
A year ago, when Sir Rivers Wilson was out here, Mr. Bonthrone had
a talk with him at Glencoe Lodge,
and told him the whole circumstances of the case. Sir Rivers Wilson had remarked to him that it,
seemed like "a damned slick Yankee
trick." After that, when they had
tried to arrange a meeting with Mr.
Hays, he had always referred them
to his solicitor.
Cross-examined by Mr. McPhil-
lips, he said he had never heard that
Mr. Frewen had agreed to Mr. Phillips' selection of lots.
At the conclusion of the plaintiff's
case, Mr. McPhilllps alleging that the
plaintiff had not made out a case,
said there was no reason why the
defence should call any evidence.
"Though you are airietly within
your rights In asking for a non-suit
without putting in evidence, still
considering the nature of this case,
and the certainty of appeal, you
might do otherwise," said the Chief
Mr. McPhilllps argued that apart
from the statute of frauds which bars
out agreements that are not submitted to writing, after a first list which
the plaintiff had repudiated, there
had been no specified lots, and no
fixed prices.
"Simply an agreement to agree,"
remarked  the court.
"Just so, and until there is an
agreement there is nothing to go on,"
remarked Mr. MePhillips. He continued that at one time the plaintiff
had agreed to the price mentioned
by Phillips, and had afterwards repudiated that contract. If there was
any contract it was that the prices
should not be higher than the public
had to pay. These could not be
Rand's prices, as he said himself that
he could only put a price on a portion of the lots, and he admitted in
his memorandum that he did not feel
competent to fix many of the reserve
Mr. Davis said his learned friend
evidently realized that he could not
rely on the statute of frauds, and the
case seemed to have resolved itself
down to the question as to whether
there was any price fixed so as to
make it an agreement at all. First
they relied on the selection made by
Mr. Frewen, and secondly on the
Phillips compromise selection, which
was accepted by Mr. Frewen under
pressure. Mr. Frewen, made a fair
selection of lots, but his list was not
accepted by Mr. Hays, who presented him with another list made up by
Mr. Phillips. They had agreed upon
the selection. The only question was,
were the prices fixed or were they
not? Mr. Hays in a letter to Mr.
Frewen said they would be fixed, and
they would be no higher than the
prices at which they were offered to
the public, and the prices would be
fixed when the surveys were com-
oleted. When the surveys wore completed, the prices were fixed by Mr.
Rand and Mr. Murdoff, and the lots
were offered to the public at these
reserve prices. In other words, if
there had been one bid on each ot
the lots at the prices fixed, tbe public
would have got them at those prices.
"If It does not mean that, what
does it mean?" said Mr. Davis. "It
means that this was nothing but a
fraud from beginning to end, and I
don't think that Mr. Hays or his
friends would want to put. such a
bargain on anyone."
He added that it was clear that
the Intention was to give the lots to
Mr. Frewen as a speculation at tbe
prices fixed on the list, and that
agreement of Mr. Hays had been
broken without the slightest shame.
The court announced that decision
was reserved.
Britain grows 6% tons of potatoes
to the acre, France 3 1-5, and Russia
only 2 tons.
House Furnishers.
Located temporarily, since the Are,
in - Dunedin - Block, corner of Second
Avenue  and Eighth  Street.
Some snaps in slightly damaged  goods  which  we  want  to  clear
out before moving into new quarters in Manson Blk., Third Ave.
Well Known Resident of Vancouver Gives
Advice to City of Prince
A.   G.   McCandlass   Thinks   Scheme
Should Be Adopted at Once to
Put Site in Shape
A. G. McCandlass, of Vancouver,
arrived in the city last evening on
the Prince Rupert, ile will leave
again tonight on the return trip. The
trip of Mr. McCandlass is one of
pleasure largely, although he will
take occasion at the same time to
look over some investments he has
here. He is interested in the syndicate that purchased the highest
priced lot at the great auction sale,
the corner of McBride and Second
He has the fullest faith in Prince
Rupert. It cannot help being a great
city, he thinks, but there should be
an immediate start in putting the
townsite in shape to accommodate
the immense population that will
flow in shortly.
Mr. McCandlass \»as formerly
mayor of Victoria, and understands
municipal work and all its troubles.
His opinion therefore on su<h subjects is worthy of attention in a new
city like this.
The local improvement pian for
carrying out all the works, he believes to be the simplest and best
scheme yet devised. He, therefore,
recommends that this council endorse it in its entirety. The system
pursued by most of the cities In the
United States now with respect to
that work he favors.
By that system the wnole cost Is
assessed against the property which
is benefitted. He further is of the
opinion that in a city like this where
there is the fullest assurance as to
the future, a scheme might well be
perfected to level down the business
centre somewhat on the plan that
was adopted in the city of Seattle
with such splendid results. If this
is to be done, Mr. McCandlass points
out, this is the time to do it before
there are any expensive buildings to
be considered and when the work
could be carried out on a large scale.
Where suoh work is done the
whole area affected Is made to bear
its share. None of the lots are immune from the benefits as all are Increased In value in the general improvement of the district. Men are
available who are expects on the subject of assessing the relative advantages that are to be derived and the
matter is one that Is easily adjusted
without working any hardship on
No time should be lost, he thinks,
in undertaking such a work. It is
every day becoming more difficult to
do it in consequence of the new
buildings that are going up and the
complications that otherwise arise,
The increased values that would
come to the property would far more
than pay for all that Is expended on
the work.
Advertising     Representatives     And
Writers to Tour Province
Chief Advertising Agent Charlton
of the Grand Trunk, and Colonization Agent Lett of the G. T. P., accompanied by a number of British,
Canadian and American magazine
writers, have gone to Ednam, the
most westerly completed point of the
Grand Trunk Pacific railway.
They will proceed from Ednam to
Prince Rupert on horseback, arriving here about the end of July.
The trip is being undertaken with
a view of securing further data concerning the proposed route of the
G. T. P.
A New Industry Which Will Be Sup-
pleinentary to Prince Rupert
The steam whaler William Grant
is on her way to enter into the whaling business from Rose Harbor, at
the south end of the Queen Charlotte
The William Grant, the finest
whaler on the coast, underwent her
trials In Victoria, developing a speed
of twelve knots in running to Race
Rocks and back. Captain William
Heater was on the bridge. It is the
captain's opinion that she will easily
make thirteen knots under favorable
The station at Rose Harbor has
been rapidly assuming shape under
the able management of Captain
Huff, and by the time the Grant arrives everything will be in readiness
for operations to commence. The
work will continue throughout the
summer and autumn.
In a few weeks the William Grant
will be joined by the fourth whaler,
the Germania, which will operate in
these waters also.
The centre of this new industry
will naturally be Prince Rupert,
through which port suplies, etc., will
be handpled.
There are two hundred blind people In Ottawa and Hull, and arrangements have been made to provide an
embossed library for their use. Toronto and Hamilton will loan some
.books until some have been purchased. A room in the Carnegie
library will be devoted to them.
Haynor Bros., the well known
firm of housefurnlshers and funeral
directors, have taken up their
temporary location In the Dunedln
block, corner of Second avenue and
Eighth street. They are offering
special bargains in some goodi
slightly damaged during the Ira. In
a few dayi the firm will move Into
new quarters in the Manson block,
on Third avenue.
Meet Thursday at 8 p.m. sharp at
Carpenters' Union Hall. AH candidates and members should be present.
H. F. MacLEOD, Sec'y.
GRAHAM ISLAND —"The surest
sign of the progress of a town or
district is its newspaper—live, active, hustling." "The Masset Review,"  Masset, Q.C.I.
Seventeep!<ieiits,a Day At Untie Steamship
This amazing offer—the NEW
A DAY—Is open to everybody, every
It's our new and Immensely popular plan of selling Oliver Typewriters on little easy payments. The
abandonment of longhand In favor
of clean, legible, beautiful 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 typwrlting, gives tremendous
Impetus  to  the  movement.
The American Oliver, with the
largest sale of any typewriter in existence, was the logical machine to
take the initiative In bringing about
the universal use of typewriters. It
always  leads.
And the possession of an American Typewriter enables you to euro
money to finish paying for the machine.
Mechanical  Advantages
The American Oliver is the most
highly perfected typewriter on the
market—hence its 100 per cent efficiency.
Among its scores of conveniences
—the  Balance  Shift
—the Ruling Device
—the  Double   Release
—the  Locomotive  Base
—the Automatic Spacer
—the Automatic Tabulator
—the  Disappearing  Indicator
—the Adjustable Paper-fingers
—the Scientific Condensed Keyboard
Service Possibilities
The American Oliver Typewriter
turns out more work—of better
quality and greater variety—than
any other writing machine. Simplicity, strength, ease of operation
and visibility are the cornerstones of
Its towering supremacy in
—Card-Index Work
—Tabulated Reports
—Follow-up Systems
—Manifolding  Service
—Addressing  Envelopes
—Working on Ruled Forms
—Cutting Mimeograph Stencils.
Can  yon  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, 111.
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Through tickets and excursion
rates to
England, France,-Germany,
and all
Scandinavian Porta.
Call or write for rates to any
part of the world. I am also
agent for all American steamers
to and from Prince Rupert;
Northern Pacific Railway; Alaska Pacific Express.
General Steamship and Railway
Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C.
Northern Steamship Co.
of British Columbia.
The Steamer
Sails From
Victoria  1st and 15th
And From
Vancouver 2nd and 16th
each montn.    Carrying general
freight, gasoline and explosives.
The service will be augmented
by the first-class Passenger
Sailing Weekly
For further particulars apply
at the Company's office
Cor. Water and Cordova Sts., Vancouver
Union Steamship Co'y
of B.C. Ltd.
The new Steel Passenger Steamer
PRINCE RUPERT every Sunday at 9 a.m. for Vancouver,
arriving Monday afternoon.
For Stewart City on arrival from
Vancouver Friday night.
Northbound, leaves Vancouver
Wednesdays at»9 p.m.
Steerage Fare $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
Steamert leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle
Princess Beatrice,  every Monday at 1 p.m.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday morning.
Steamers /mix Vancouver
Princess Beatrice every Thurs
day night.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday night at 11
A Good Chance to Replenish Your Home
We are Overstocked in certain departments. We are going to close
out in certain lines. We have many
broken lines of goods.
The Big
Furniture Store
Offers Startling
We will later specify some   of   the   tempting offers   I
We have now a stock of odd Dishes for sale.
Everything Needed in House Furnishing is Carried by us
In every department we are going to offer
REDUCED PRICES in reorganizing the store
Call and Inspect Goods
Funeral Directors
and Embalmers
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ftauett Appeili  to Recent Viiittn At
Valuable Auxiliary to Tkii
It Should  Be  Capable of Supplying
Fruit Also—A Summer
to take an early opportunity to visit
the place and satisfy themselves as
to its attractions. The climate is
delightful, he says, there being no
excessive rain fall to interfere with
the pleasure of life there.
With settlement in keeping with
the opportunities, the needs of Prince
Rupert in the matter of milk, butter, cheese and fruit can all be supplied  from  this district.
The upbuilding of Prince Rupert
means in addition to the location of
a great shipping port here, the opening up of a vast territory that will
be tributary to it. Residents of this
city are concerned not only In the development of a great commercial centre at this port, but in the opening
up of the entire country known as
New British Columbia.
In this connection Queen Charlotte
Islands are attracting wide interest.
The northern portion of Graham
Island is at present being exploited
as an agricultural centre and no less
than four survey parties are engaged under the provincial government in laying off the farming sections for the purpose of aiding settlement.
Among the most enthusiastic believers in the future of Masset is Mr.
Smith of Vancouver, who only this
week visited the district. So delighted is he with it that he has purchased property there and will at
once begin the work of preparing it
for cultivation. He will put in under a competent manager and develop a farm which he believes will
give rich returns with such as market as Prince Rupert is to provide.
Mr. Smith has other interests in
Vancouver and will not be able to
spend all his time on the farm. He
will, however, spend part of each
summer there as a result of the
pleasant time he has just concluded
at that point.
Mr. Smith was accompanied on his
trip to the Queen Charlottes by Mrs.
Smith, who enjoyed the visit quite
as much as her husband. With only
75 miles separating the port from
Prince Rupert he cannot understand
why the residents of this city should
long depend upon condensed cream
for its milk supply or import vegetables from Seattle.
The cattle In the vicinity of Mas-
set were wading knee deep in rich
pasture and the few farmerB who
have already embarked In dairying
have an abundant supply of milk and
butter. The putting on of a steamer
like the Bruno should result in delivering dairy produce and vegetables here in plentiful supply within
a very short time.
There are thousands of acres of
land about Masset according to Mr.
Smith only awaiting the settlers to
make it a perfect hive of industry.
The rich bottom lands of the delta
of the Fraser river, he believes, cannot compare with the lands at the
northern part of Graham Island.
Roads are being opened by the government and soon there will be every
facility to enable the fullest settlement of the district.
Another feature of this agricultural district is the splendid fruit
producing qualities of the land.
Apple, plum and Cherry trees all
thrive well and small fruits should
be produced in Immense quantities.
Masset, according to Mr. Smith,
has another attraction which as
Prince Rupert developes will, he believes, become a very important accessory to It. It is as a summer resort. A long beach stretching for 16
miles of hard beaten sand varying
in width up to a quarter of a mile
offers a strong inducement to those
who seek a summer camping ground
or home. He says it requires no
stretch of the Imagination to look
forward to the time when with the
development of Prince Rupert there
will he fast steamers making the
run in Massel In three or four hours
and carrying Immense crowds who
win si«']iii the week ends al this
pleasanl resort, where In addition lo
un exhilarating air and a delightful
beach (he visitors will l>e surrounded by mi Ideal agricultural district.
He thinks il will bo as necessary
to the life of Prince Rupert as any
other feature of the city is and his
advice Is for all residents of the city
Canadian-Mexican   Line   Have
proved Service
The Canadian-Mexican Steamship
Company has purchased the Henley
to replace the steamer Georgia, on
the Mexican run.
The company's charter on the
steamer Georgia has expired and as
that vessel is not sufficient to cope
with the fast growing trade with
Mexico It will be replaced by thd
Henley. The steamer Henley is one
of the best equipped cargo steamers plying on this coast, having a
length of 342 feet with a 43 foot
beam and a molded depth of 29 feet.
The vessel can carry 5,500 tons
handily and has a speed of 10 knots
an hour.
The Canadian-Mexican Steamship
Company is now purely a British
Columbian concern, and is controlled
by Vancouver  capital.
Just what will be done with the
Georgia has not been decided by her
owners, the Sun Steamship Com
pany of London, but in all probability the steamer will return to the
United Kingdom.
Another steamer will likely be
purchased by the Canadian-Mexican
line, but this will not be settled until
after the steamer Lonsdale arrives
on the Sound from Salina Cruz. Just
as soon as the cargo of the Lonsdale
Is discharged the steamer will go into dry dock for repairs and inspection. If everything is satisfactory
the Lonsdale will again be chartered
from Messrs. Harris & Dickson, of
London, and she will still ply between
this port and Mexico. If not, another
vessel will be purchased.
"fhe duty Is on again on grain
entering Mexico," said Capt. Wors-
nop, the manager, "but there will be
a great demand for Canadian wheat
in Mexico this fall, and the duty in
all probability will be taken off. If
that is the case we will be in a position to handle this heavy traffic in
a very efficient manner."
The Canadian-Mexican steamers
leaving for Mexico are still taking
small consignments of wheat and
barley, the majority of which Is consigned to Leon S. Kohn, the largest
malt  manufacturer in  Mexico  City.
Increase  in  Shipping  is  Shown  by
Report' of U. 8. Consul
the Kiaochow postal district, under
the Chinese imperial postofflce, thirteen new agencies have been opened,
and in September, 1909, twenty-one
district postal agencies Of the first
and second class and fifty agencies
had been established.
"Of special importance is the establishment of a day-and-night
courier service between Tslngtau
and Chefoo. The couriers cover 1^5
miles in fifty hours. Connection
overland with Pekin and Tientsin is
also carried on by couriers, occupying two days for t're Journev.
"Malls are sent from Tsingtau to
Tsinanfu by rail, and leave Xwice
daily from the litte.- place via
TeUuou to Tientsin and to Shuntefu,
where they connect with the Pekln-
Hankow railway. This overland route
Is especially useful during the winter
months when the river at Tientsin is
frozen and steamship connection can
only be carried on through Chluk-
"Parcel post systems with all the
European cities are carried on, which
makes excellent opportunities for
the increase of the mail order business in Europe, but such mail order
business is impossible with the
United States, owing to the exorbitant cost of postage or express. A
small package recently purchased in
San Francisco, which has been
brought to my attention, having
originally cost $2, was shipped to
Tsingtau by post and express and the
receiver was obliged to pay over 600
per cent for transportation charges.
It would have come to this place from
any European city for twenty cents."
Baron Roenne has mapped out
routes and charts, and he has drawn
up rough time tables for the mail and
and newspaper service. ,
The journey from London to Berlin and back will, for Instance, occupy thirty-six hjurs.
"This calculation," be says, "allows for strong head winds of a velocity of ilfty-five miles an hour. Of
the eight motors with which each
airship will be provided, only four,
five or at the utmust six, would be
working at a time, thus enabling
them to be kept In perfect order."
This is the beginning of Baron
Roenne's scheme. He has mapped
out a passenger service from London to New York!
"I fancy It will take about seventy-two hours to cross the Atlantic,"
said the Baron. "That, of course,
is allowing for a head wind of about
fifty-live miles per hour. I shall
make the trip as soon or my first
ship is built to show that it is feasible."
Other services proposed are from
London to Paris, Vienna, Rome and
St. Petersburg.
As an earnest of Baron Roenne's
Intentions, it may be stated that a
tract of about 100 acres of land for
the erection of aerial stations and
docks has already been secured, and
that workmen will shortly be employed day and night upon the construction of the first aerial liner.
Designed to Cross Atlantic in Face of
Strong Head Wind in 72 Hours
Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladies
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Second Avenue, near Seventh Street
An airship which is to fly from
London to New York has already
been designed, and is expected to be
ready for its first flight in twelve
It is to be 1,000 feet in length,
sixty-five feet In diameter, will be
worked by sixteen propellers, and
will have a lifting capacity of 38 tons
beyond its own weight.
The designer, Baron Roenne, is a
Russian, but the airship is to be built
by British workmen, with British
material, within ten miles of London
and owned by an exclusively British
It is to be a rigid dirigible, with
an outer cover of an alloy called
chromium, the surface of which is
to be so prepared as to resemble a
This is to he the pioneer of a fleet
of such British airships. Influential
men are considering the formation of
a company to promote the building
of an aerial navy and the establishment of a passenger and mail
A nev; postage stamp affixer has
made Its appearance in the United
States. It is apparently very simple
and certain in operation. By merely
sliding an envelope on to the machine and turning the handle around,
the corner of the envelope is moist-
end; a stamp is projected, cut off
from the strip and pressed firmly
on to the moistened surface; a counter records the UBe of the stamp, and
the letter is thrown off the machine.
A good operator can stamp letters at
a speed of about 4,000 an hour.
Consul Wilbur T. Gracey, of the
United States, transmits the following report regarding the increase In
shipping at iTsingtan and the improved mall connections with the interior
of  China  and  foreign   countries:—
"The annual report of the Chinese
customs showB an Increase in the
number of ships entering and clearing of 82 vessels last year, having
risen from 445 in 190.8 to 627 in
1909, and an increase in tonnage of
154,046 tons, rising from 551,971;
tons in the former year to 706,017
In 1909.
"This increase is caused principally by increased exports to Vladivostok, to which place large i numbers
of cattle are being shipped, and
partially to the extensive peanut
trade carried on with Europe.
"The intermediate steamers of the
Peninsula and Oriental Steamship
Company, a British company, call
here monthly In transit to Europe;
the regular line Hamburg-American
ships make this a port of call; and
the Nippon Yusen Kaishn ships for
Europe all come here en route,
Twelve tank steamers and two sailing vessels called here with kerosene
• ■il in hulk and tins. ""^!3H
"During the government's fiscal
year from October, 1908, to October,
1909, forty-three vessels ran from
Tsingtau direct to Vladivostok, an
Increase of 60 to 70 per cent over
the previous year. Direct communication with Japan has also been established by a Japanese shipping
"Early in 1910 the Hamburg-
American line established improved
connections with the north and south
so that a regular bi-weekly service
Is carried on between Shanghai,
Dalny and Tientsin, giving quick
through connection with the Trans-
Siberian railway. Malls from Europe
are received and dispatched from
Tsingtau twice weekly via Siberia
and give a fourteen days' regular
service from this city to Berlin and
Paris; fourteen and a half days to
"Mall service with the interior has
also been considerably Improved. In
Men of science are generally
agreed that birds are nature's great
check on the excess of insects, and
that they maintain the balance between plant and insect life, says
Harper's Weekly. Ten thousand
caterpillars, it has been estimated,
could destroy every blade of grass
on an area of cultivated land. The
insect population of a single cherry
tree infected with aphides has been
estimated by a prominent entomologist at no less than 12,000,000. The
bird population of cultivated country districts has been estimated at
from 700 to 1,000 per square mile.
This Is small compared with the
number of insects, yet as eaeh btfi
consumes hundreds of Insects everf
day the latter are prevented from becoming the scourge they would be,
but for their feathered eusmle*
Fred Stork
General Hardware
...Complete Line of...
Pipe and Pipe Fittings
Grand Patri^tic\Scotch Concert
and Dance
Dominion Pay, Friday, July 1st
Selection—"Union Jack"  . '. Gray's Orchestra
Song-^"Mary u» Argyle Mr.  W.  M.  Brown
Highland Fling—In Costume Miss Ethel Gray
Song—"Saftest o' the Family" Mr. A. G. Gray
Reading—Scene from London Assurance Mrs. Jack Chlsbolm
Irish Jig—In Costume Miss Ethel Gray
Violin  Solo—Selected   Scotch Airs Mr. J. Stuart Gray
Song—"Popular" Miss Mabel  Gray
Piano Solo—The Spinning Wheel  Mr. A. G. Gray
Song—"Hlghlandman'8  Toast Mr.  W.  M.   Brown
Cornet  Solo—Selected    Miss  Mabel   Gray
Piano Duet—"Scotch Medley" Mr. A. G. and Miss Mabel Gray
Recitation—"He Was There And So Was I" Miss Ethel Gray
Sailor's Hornpipe—In Costume Miss  Ethel  Gray
Song—"I Loved Her Ever Since She Was a Baby". .Mr. A. (1. Gray
Accompanist—Mr. A. ('■. Gray.
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Lumber for Plank Roadway for the
City of Prince Rupert.
Sealed bids will be received by the
City Council up to JULY 1st, 1910,
addressed to the undersigned, and
endorsed: "Bids for supplying lumber for plank roadways for the City
of Prince Rupert." Said bids shall
be for supplying 500,000 feet B.M.
of Spruce Lumber in sizes and
lengths as required for the construction of plank roadways or varying
lengths and elevations.
500,000    feet    B.M.   of     3     Inch
Spruce   Plank,   S   inches,   10   inches
or 12 inches In width, and standard
lengths as  required.
500,000 feet B.M. of 3 inch Fir
Plank, S 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 the
strength of the piece. Said lumber
to be delivered F.O.B. wharf, Prince
Rupert. The City reserves the right
to reject any or all bids.
City Clerk.
Coast Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that Elijah
Rounds, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
Stewart, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted one-half mile north,
and one-half mile east, of Nettie A.
Lairds N. E. corner of application to
purchase, and 300 feet east of Ana-
ham Lake trail, marked E. R.'s
south-west corner, thence 40 chains
east, thence 40 chains north, thence
40 chains west, thence 40 chains
south to point of commencement,
and containing 160 acres, more or
Vincent  M.  Schibner,  Agent.
Dated May 25, 1910. jn21
Polly Primrose
The Thief
The American Girl
Paid In  Full
The   Wolf
Young Mrs. Win-
Office  in    the    Westenhaver   Block,
Over Orme's  Drug   Store.
Prince Rupert
WM. S. HAL.L, L. D. S. D. D. S.
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Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
AH dental operations skillfully
treated. Gas and local anaesthetics
administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free.
Offices: Rooms 19 and 20, Alder
Block, Prince Rupert.
Surveying,   Designs,   Estimates,   etc.
Room   7,   Exchange   Block,
Corner  Third   Ave  and  Sixth   Street
Prince Rupert
Brokers, Forwarding Agents,
Storage, eti
.1.   \\.   I'OTTKII
VRC11I1 Ki'T      \.\D    .TIM CTURAL
Re  nfoi red l torn reu a Spei Inlty
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Law-Butler Building - Prince Ruperl
75c. 50c.
TAKE NOTICE that the partnership heretofore subsisting between
the undersigned, as Clarke & Ives
in the town of Prince Rupert has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent and the business Is being carried on by II. S. Ives. All debts
owing to the said partnership are
to be paid to H. S. Ives at the premises formerly occupied by Clarke
& Ives on Third avenue, and all
claims against the said partnership
are to be presented to the said H. S.
Ives, by whom the same will be settled.
Dated this -'7th day of June, 1910.
HARRY  II.   CLARKE. "«...     .     .     .
Thursday, June-30,.. ■19-l.ft •
prince ISupcrt journal
Published twice n week on Tuesdays
and Fridays from the office of publication, Third Avenue near McBride St.
Subscription rate to any point in
Canada, $2,00 a year; to points outside
of Canada, 83.00'a year.
Advertising rate furnished on application.
O. H.,'NELoON,
business will pass through this port,
: whether il is in an agricultural, fish-.
i ing or mining line.    The richer the
communities become the greater will
be the levy made by  this city upon
their resources.
Thursday, June 30, 1910
The campaign In favor of taking
over the telephone system by the
city Is being pressed vigorously at
present. Petitions are being better
signed during the past few days and
there Is a prospect that the necessary one-tenth of the property may
be represented In the signatures
which will thus make it mandatory
upon the city council to submit a
bylaw for the purpose of acquiring
the franchise.
A. J. Morris, president of the
Board of Trade, who for two weeks
has been seeking signatures, reports
that he has had quite a number of
additions to the petitions he holds
in his office, but he thinks there
must be a much wider interest manifested if the necessary one-tenth is
to be obtained.
There seems to be a deckled feeling in favor of the city acquiring
the franchise, but considerable
apathy in the signing of the petitions. Every property owner, whether he holds little or much real estate, who wants to see a municipally
owned telephone should sign the
petitions which are in the City Hall,
and in quite a few other offices.
Prince Rupert seems distined to
have as tributary to her and supplementary to the shipping Interests
that are ot develop, the richest areas
In British Columbia from an agricultural standpoint. The fruit districts of Kitsumkallum, of Copper
River and various other valleys to
be opened up by the G. T. P., the vast
ranching district which the Bulkley
will provide are becoming recognized
now and settlement is beginning to
On the Queen Charlotte Islands,
however, there appears to be a vast
area which is second to none in the
province in the matter of its agricultural possibilities alone. These
Islands seem destined to become to
the northern districts what Vancouver Island In part is to the southern portion of the British Columbia
coast—the fruit producing district.
Those who have recently visited
the Queen Charlottes are more than
delighted with the prospects. The
climate, tempered by the Japan current that passes near the islands, Is
capable of producing all the fruits
which are grown farther south. The
soil, a remarkably rich one, overspreads a sand gravel and clay subsoil ensuring a continuance of its
The development of these islands
in all lines Is very closely tied up
with the future prosperity of Prince
Rupert. The Islands will with very
advance made by the communities
there, contribute to the trade of
Prince Rupert.    Practically all their
The fast steamer Prince Rupert
reached port last evening on her
third trip to the city without any
regular mail on board. The only
mail brought was that dropped on
board the steamer. For weeks the
citizens of this city have patiently
waited expecting that a mall contract would be arranged so that a
service would come by the fastest
steamer on the run. The situation Is
becoming unbearable and an inquiry
should be at once instituted to know
where the trouble lies.
The city's mall service is altogether Inadequate to the needs of
the place. With two or three malls
arriving from the south by the
steamers coming in the last few days
of the week, residents have to content themselves with no mail for
the remainder of the week.
The Board of Trade, it Is understood will take the matter up now.
We think that is a wise move and
one not to be delayed any longer.
Business demands a rectifying of the
trouble wherever it lies.
Mrs. Harrison has resigned from
the teaching staff of the public
Hi *
C. D. Rand, the well known real
estate dealer of Vancouver, is in the
* *     *
J. L. Parker, of Goose Bay, a well
known mining engineer, is in the
* *     ii;
Dr. Kergin was in the city yesterday, leaving again last evening for
* * l|!
Mrs. C. B. Wark and family leave
for Victoria tonight to spend some
weeks there.
P. N. Smith, of Vancouver, is
leaving by the Prince Rupert thia
evening for his home.
* *     iii
Mr. Jessop, who is in charge of
one of the provincial government
survey parties on Graham Island, is
at present in the city.
* *    *
J. D. McNiven, fair wage officer
under the Dominion Department of
Labor, has gone to Stewart to investigate conditions there. He will go
south on the Prince Rupert.
* *    *
Among the passengers who returned last evening on the Prince
Rupert was David Hays, who has
been in Vancouver conferring with
his brother, Charles M. Hays, president of the G. T. P. The president
has left for the east again.
+    •    •
Duncan Ross, ex-M.P., who has a
contract for a portion of the G.T.P.
opposite Hazelton, is in the city, arriving from the up-river point this
morning by the Omineca. He says
work is progressing well. He will
visit Vancouver and Victoria, returning in a few weeks time.
Local News
The public school closed at noon
today for the summer holidays. Short
exercises were held in some of the
t     *     *
E. II. Anderson, assistant curator
of the provincial museum, has returned from Masset where he has
made large collectings of birds and
animals for the museum.
* *     *
In the police court yesterday,
George Emmett, charged with vagrancy was remanded until Thursday.
Jane Lewh, chaiged wltii being
drunk and id&orderly, was fined $15.
* •     *
Beach avenue and Fraser street
will probably be the first to be Improved under the local Improvement
bylaw. The property owners on
these streets are prepared to bear
the total cost of the work.
* *     *
The Prince Rupert Typographical
Union at its last meeting elected the
following officers: President, S. D.
Macdonald; vice president, Frank
Cullin; sergeant at arms, G. Griffin;
executive committee, R. Todd, M. L.
Hicks and W. G. Dennis.
* +    ii
The Grand Trunk Pacific steamer
Prince George, the second of the
vessels for the northern service, is
expected at Victoria on July 10.
After being cleaned up she will sail
on her first northern trip from Seattle on July 21, and from Vancouver on July  22.
Rupert   City   Will   t'mlergo   Another
Change in Service
Kelly's New Wholesale Building Has
Been Commenced on First Ave.
Work has already commenced on
the excavation for the local wholesale house to be put up by Kelly &
Co., wholesale grocers of Vancouver. The building fronts on First
avenue, and will extend back over
the bluff in the direction of the
present wharf being brought into
close touch with the G. T. P. railway
line and the water shipping facilities.
The building will be about five
storeys in height auu located as it
is proposed will be m an admirable
position to handle freight without
unnecessary hand work being employed.
The Kelly warehouse is but one of
the wholesale houses that will be
located on the waterfront within the
G. T. P. reserve. John Piercy', Morris
& Company will erect this fall a
building to take care of their wholesale trade. It will likewise front
on First avenue and will have sev
eral storeys below the street level,
where by use of elevators the goods
can be handled to advantage.
-Mackenzie Brothers' steamer Rupert City, so well known in this port,
lias been chartered by the Pacific
Coast Steamship company to carry
coal to Behring sea from Nanaimo.
She is to have a considerable portion
of her housework removed before reentering the cargo trade.
During the past few years the Rupert City has had a checkered career. Before coming to these waters,
she was engaged in carrying coolies
from China to Mexico. When this
trade was stopped by the Mexican
government she was laid up at Hongkong for about two years. She was
then chartered, and afterwards purchased, by the Mackenzie Steamship
Company of Vancouver.
Entirely remodelled   and    refitted
for the passenger trade, she was put
on the Prince Rupert run.
The King's horse Royal Escort
was the winner of the Wellington
Bob Fitzsimmons, the popular old
time fighter, on his way from Australia to see the fight between Jeffries
and Johnson, when interviewed in
Victoria, made Jeffries his choice, although he said Johnson was generally the favorite among Australian
 . o	
Victoria Lacrosse Players AVill Probably Desert Amateur Ranks
Victoria will have a professional
lacrosse team next year according to
John P. Sweeney, the manager of
the Victoria amateur lacrosse team.
The lacrosse enthusiasts at' the
capital have become so enthused
reading reports of the battles between Vancouver and Westminster
that they have decided to take a hand
In it themselves, and there will be
an out-and-out professional team
there next year, run on the cooperative basis. A batch of players
will be brought from the east to
round out a twelve, with the pick of
the present amateur aggregation, and
the capital expects to make a creditable showing, though the fans hardly figure on a Minto Cup aggregation
first season out.
Dr. Spencer, of Skidegate, was in
the city yesterday.
Prince Rupert
Maclntyre s
Hall =
Monday Evening,
July 4th.   1910.
Music by Kauffmann 's
Tickets $1.50, Admitting Lady & Gentleman
9.30 sharp.
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, SldebosrJs,
Buffets, Dlninj Tiblei, 6ft.
end 8ft. Extension
Dinlnf Room Chilis, Quirteml Oik with
Leather Setts, Golden or Early Enjllih
Mulsh. Prices nn|lu| from
Just Received a
Handsome Line of
Iron Beds, Springs and
Mattresses, all sizes
Manufactured here  to fit any
window  up  to 10  feet wide.
Tapestry and Lace Curtains,
Poles and Trimmings
Special orders for Upholstering
of any kind.
$22.50 to $50
Wicker Chairs and Rockers
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.  ™os. dunn. m*.
The Westholme   |
Lumber Company, Ld. |
VVe carry the largest stock- of rjg^
Building Supplies in the North, [Ess
Quotations given on short not ice in all lines. [?•<*?
fg   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 ulljchisses of buildings,


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