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PRINCE RUPERT, B.  C,  FRIDAY, JULY   16,  1910.
Price,   live  Cents
NO.   9.
Council Reverses Its Policy Somewhat
on the Point of Local
Aid. Naden  Proves Strongly Persuasive And Acts as City
It looks very much as though the
bylaw to raise revenue for the city
by licenses other than liquor licenses
will go through the council very materially supplemented to what It was
when the committee of the whole
left It some weeks ago, and more in
the form of which it was originally
When the bylaw was considered
before Aid. Naden was not present.
His Worship was also absent In Victoria and Aid. Barrow was also absent on the Victoria mission. Aid.
Naden, whose experience in the legislature qualifies him to speak with a
good deal of authority, was able to
clear up a number of points at the
council meeting and present arguments for the retaining of a number
of the clauses in the original bylaw.
He was called upon to fill the dual
capacity of representative and solicitor.
As the bylaw now stands, although
it is yet to be considered at greater
length, trade licenses from merchants will be collected. A revenue
tax from householders who do not
pay otherwise will he made compulsory. There will be fees levied on
■ places of amusement, and on all
kinds of hawkers and peddlars.
On going into committee Wednesday night, it was proposed to start
with the bylaw as at first introduced.
Aid. Naden explained that when
the bylaw was lust introduced the
municipal clauses act was not before
the committee .t.id ;- was not known
just how far t.tcy could go. Tito
figures proposed woi'o in some cases
the highest that could ho collected
in older that there should Be it
knowledge of how far it was possible
to go.
On the question of the revenue
tax of $2 wnicli it was proposed
should bo struck out of the bylaw, a
discussion was introduced by Aid.
Naden. Ho pointed out that if it
was struck out there would bo no
way by which many householder;!
Would be able to obtain a vote.
Aid. Hilditch said he had asked
that question of the city solicitor,
who had assured them that it would
not disfranchise any.
Aid. Naden called attention to tho
fact that he had sat on tho municipal committee of tho legislature when
this question was fully considered.
He therefore felt bettor qualified
than the city solicitor to give an
opinion on this.
A reference was made to the
statutes and it was the general opinion that the removing of such a tax
would disfranchise many who would
otherwise  be  householders.
Finally, Aid. Pattullo moved that
the city solicitor should be asked to
give a written opinion.
Mayor Stork moved that the section stand In the bylaw in the meantime.
Both motions carried.
On motion of Aid. Naden, the tax
of $25 on wholesalers was re-inserted
In the discussion preceding the
pressing of this motion it was pointed out that the taxation on the stock
carried which was paid by merchants
to the government was retained
wholly by the province, none of It
was refunded to the city.
Aid. Naden also proposed to restore the $10 tax, eacli six months,
on retail merchants. In support of
this he argued that a large sum of
money was going to be spent. The
retailers benefitted the most by this.
Aid. Lynch argued that every
person brought into a city raised the
value of real estate about $1 a foot.
The real estate owner got the benefit.
The merchant did not derive proportionate increases in value. As
population increased the stores made
little more. The question to be considered was whether the fee would
deter  small   merchants   In   starting.
Hawkers and peddlars, it was felt,
should pay for the privilege of selling on the streets, especially as they
had no rent to pay for a place of
business and entered Into opposition
with regular merchants.
On the question of license fees for
theatres, Mayor Stork proposed to
make this as high as It could he
made.    The city was to lose about
$8,000 from the non-Issuing of
liquor licenses. The money would
have to be found somewhere else and
lie proposed to put this license up
It was found that the highest fee
allowed under the act was only about
$200 each half year.
The dog tax stands and the chief
of police is given the power to destroy dogs in certain cases where
they are abroad.
The committee on Wednesday
night's meeting rose, asking leave to
sit again when some of the sections
will be more  fully  considered.
Six   Hundred    Persons   Perished
Collision of Steamers
(Special to The Journal)
Odessa, July 15.—Six hundred
persons perished in the collision between the steamers Looki and Wam-
poa near the mouth of the Danube
river, according to the statement of
the owners of the vessels. The disaster occurred   Saturday.
With the shock of the collision, the
Looki's boilers exploded and sank instantly.
By-Law For Taking Over Telephone Is
Well Advanced Towards Stage
for Raising Money.
This Will Likely Re the First Money
Measure to Pass the City
The first bylaw to be advanced to
a slage that looks like tho issuing
of debentures very quickly is the
Telephone bylaw, under which the
money is to be raised to take over
tho system now almost installed.
The necessary petition has been
signed representing one-tenth of the
assessable property. The signatures
to the petition represent, in fact,
$1,368,525, which is over $100,000
higher than was necessary.
On Wednesday night the debenture
bylaw covering this undertaking was
brought before the council and put
through tho committee stage. In
connection with the business a peculiar situation developed. The majority of the council present were
shareholders in the company that
took over the telephone business for
the city, and as interested parties
under the law were disqualified from
voting. Aid. Smith was not present
so the only members qualified to do
business were Aid. Barrow, Aid. Hilditch and Aid. Mobley. The other
members were ready with suggestions
but when a vote came they suddenly
shrank back. During the proceedings, Aid. Pattullo unearthed the
clause in the statute which imposed
a fine of $2,000 upon each should
they violate the rule. Aid. Naden
remembering the mayor's appeal for
revenue a short time before In view
of the fact that no liquor licenses
were to be issued, suggested that as
there were no liquor licenses, this
might be a good means of deriving
After a discussion on the start, it
was decided to issue debentures for
$40,000. It was pointed out that at
least $25,000 was needed at once.
There would be other charges almost at once and then they must
take Into account the fact that the
debenture i would not likely sell at
■\ld. Hilditch suggested that the
city might out of current revenue
purchase some of the debentures itself.
Aid. Naden did not think tills possible. He believed the act did not
provide for such a proceeding. Had
the city a sinking fund lying in the
bank drawing interest, he believed
the statutes provided that in certain
instances this could be devoted to
the purchase of debentures. Current
revenue could not be so devoted, he
It is proposed to extend the time
of the debentures over a period of
twenty years, bearing interest at
five per cent. The sinking fund Is
to be calculated on the basis of 3 %
per cent Interest.
It was pointed out that the whole
Issue did not have to be put on the
market If it were found unnecessary
to do so. The council could put only
that proportion which it was found
was needed to meet the necessary expenditure.
Steps Taken to Organize a Permanent Body That Will Have
Charge of Exhibition to be Held Here Each Year-
Directors Appointed to Carry Out Preliminary Work
General Meeting Called for Saturday Evening.
Canneries   Handicapped   by
Sufficient Help
Lack   of
The idea of a permanent fall fair
in this city has been taken hold ol
very heartily by the citizens anil
there can be no doubt of its being
made a grand success and a mean::
of attracting to the city a vast crowd
of visitors. This year, with but a
short time to get ready there will be
no attempt made to put on a very
elaborate show. The organization is
to he effected and a start made in
what will become henceforth an annual event, of importance to the whole
of Northern  British  Columbia.
A public meeting was held last
evening in the rooms of the Board of
Trade, called at the instance of that
organization for the express purpose
of going into the whole question and
deciding upon what should be done.
The Board of Trade had taken the
matter up and through a committee
appointed by that organiaztion there
had been a good start made on the
preparations for holding a fair. It
was felt, however, that the work of
a fair was not really such an undertaking as the board should prosecute.
At the suggestion of that body, therefore, the Mayor was asked to call a
public meeting, when the citizens
generally might meet and organize
properly as an association to carry
out all the work connected with the
There was a fair attendance at the
meeting last evening, although not
as large as the importance of the
move warranted. On motion of the
Mayor, George Tite who has taken
Ihe deepest interest all along in this
move, was elected chairman. G. W.
Nickerson, who- hde been acting as
secretary all along, was elected secretary of the meeting, and a free discussion was engaged in as to the
proper steps to take. Special stress
was laid upon the ponit as to whether
a move should bo made this year or
A. J. Morris, president of the
Board of Trade, who has been deeply
intersted in the movement, and was
one of the most ardent supporters of
having a fair put on here, explained
at some length the whole situation
and the position in which matters
stood at the present time. He said
that the- Board of Trade had taken
this matter up a year ago. It was
thought that the time was too short
then for doing anything and II had
been laid over for a year. An earlier
start was made this year, and considerable interest bad already been
aroused not only in Prince Rupert
but also in the surrounding districts.
The Board however thought that this
was not really work for the Board
but that the affair should be vested
In a separate society that could deal
with the whole subject. He pointed
out that the original proposal of the
Board had been for something far
less pretentious than was now contemplated. It had been proposed at
first that there should be a display
made of the natural resources of the
district which could be placed In a
conspicuous place and made a source
of advertising for the district. The
committee of the Board that had
goneinto the question of the cost had
reported at a recent meeting. lie
gave the figures which that committee had reported as necessary. It
represented about three or four thousand dollars. Of thai amount, there
was an allowance of about $2,000 for
prizes. He pointed out that it was for
this meeting to take any action il.
might see (it. The committee in
charge at the present time was ready
to turn the whole work over to them.
This was made the basis for a pretty free, discussion of (he whole
suhtect ;.:f fairs and the most advisable steps to be taken by tho
His worship, Mayor Stork, explained that while the grant made by the
city was only $250 this year, it was
not to ho thought that the fair had
not the heartiest endorsation of that
body. There was not the money
available this year to allow more to
(Continued on Page Eight)
Col. W. P. Anderson, Chief Engineer of the Department of Marine
and Fisheries al: Ottawa and chairman of the Lighthouse Board, has
been in the cily for a few days this
week. He. arrived on the D.G.S.
Quadra, making the voyage to Prince
Rupert by the oulside passage for
the purpose of studying the needs of
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, July 15.—Immigration Superintendent Scott is
going to England. He will explain the Canadian viewpoint
of the new regulations relative
to immigration, to the colonial
office authorities.
the department In the matter of aids
to  ocean   going  shipping.
Interviewed here Just before he
left by Ihe Prince Rupert for Ihe
south, Col. Anderson said that his
mission was particularly for the purpose of studying the needs with  re-j Casey Point
sped to aids to navigation ocean
wards. The needs of Dixon Entrance
were  particularly  in  mind.
With respect to the inside passage
traversed by Ihe coasting steamers
the department felt that it had done
very well, and the various routes
were provided well with aids.
The needs of the outside looking
to the approaches to the port from
the ocean were now prominently before their minds.
Col. Anderson during his stay here
had conferences with the railway officials relative to needs, and leaves
with a vast fund of information on
which to base his recommendations
to the department.
The mission of the official is but
another Indira!Ion that this port is
increasing In Importance, It is no
longer a harbor for coasling steamers but It is now being prepared for
the greater mission of looking after
ocean going shipping, II is evident
from the visit of Col, Anderson Ilia!
the G. T. P. has In view an early
move in the direction of instituting
their trans-l'aciflc service.
Willi respect lo (ho location of a
buoy station here, Col. Anderson said
that he had selected a point for It at
(Special to The Join rial i
Vancouver, July 15. -General
.Manager Barker, of tbe British Columbia Packer's association, says the
shortage of labor which may have
appreciable effect on the out-put of
the salmon canneries eixsts on the
Eraser and along the northern coast,
particularly on the Skeena.
Heavy Loss of  Life And   Property—
.Many Left Hoillf less
(Special to The Journay)
Portland,   Ore.,   July    15.—Three
men are dead, and several are missing, while 150 people are homeless
as a result of the fire that destroyed
■ old exposition building here.
There lias been a loss Hi rough prop-
Tty damaged ol  ball a million.
The   Multnomah   Club,    four     up-
own   hotels,  shops,  stores and  residences were also burned.    One hundred and  forty-live horses in stables
iu Hie basement of the building were
Boat Rating Commission Have Examined
Into Conditions Covering the
Whole North.
Messrs.   Babcock   and   Williams   Are
Delighted With the Success-Attending Fishery interests
Finance Committee of Council Propose
Rate of Fifteen Kills for
General Revenue.
Opposition Raised by Sonic Members
—Full  Debate on Question Tomorrow   Evening
The city council is now :n the
throes of probably Us most Important move this year, that of striking
the rate- of taxation. The finance
committee through its chairman, Aid.
Pattullo, has repoited In favor of a
15 mill rate for general revenue
levied on the land values only, without any special levy for school  pur-
There returned to the city yesterday the members of the Fishery Commission appointed by the Dominion
Government lo go into the question
of. the best methods to adopt in the
matter of boat rating on the fishing
grounds in northern waters. The commission consists of .1. P. Babcock,
deputy commissioner of fisheries for
the province, and .1. T. Williams, the
Dominion  Inspector for this district.
The commission has been to the
Naas fishing grounds and found every
tiling in a very satisfactory condition.
There is a good run of salmon in
common with, the other northern
grounds this year.
Referring lo the fishing in the
Skeena the members of ihe commission are delighted with the returns
that the canneries are getting. The
lake is much larger than Is the general one, and promises before the
season  is out to be a record maker.
Mr. Babcock still believes that the
good results are the result of the excellent work of Mr. Williams and hiB
assistants a few years ago in removing the weirs of the Indians from the
Babine spawning grounds. At that
time the Indians were in the habit of
putting up 150 cords of dried salmon
for the Hudson's Hay company each
year. When il is taken into account
the amount of fish this would require lo measure by the cord when
dried.. Mr. Babcock ('links i! is no
wonder thee was depletion or the
salmon. The I at; inns were, moreover,
exceedingly wastaful in their taking
of the fish.
Tiie commissiln will new   prepare
(Special to The Journal)
Bisley, July 15. — Private
Steele of Guelph wins the
Grand aggregate open to all
comers. He secured the highest aggregate in tiie first
stage of the King's prize,
the highest in the first slage
of the St. George Vase, Hie
Alexandra, (he Daily Graphic,
(he Daily Telegraph, and Ihe
Graphic, thus winning the
Challenge trophy N.R.A., gold
cross and twenty pounds. He
also gets the Strathcona cup
for the highest Canadian
grand   aggregate.
Skeena River Will I'm up a Splendid
Catch of Salmon This Year
Reports from the Skeena River are
to the effect that the run of salmon
this season is a phenomenal one, and
promises lo be one of the largest, if
not the largest, in Ihe history ol Ihe
river as a fishing ground. At the
Claxlon cannery this year there has
already been about 10,000 cases put
up, which in itself is not a had catch.
The season Is yet only well commenced, In some of the other canneries there have been as many as
7 nun cases put up and the fish are
also reported to be of the very best
On Wednesday (here was a heavy
blow off the mouth of Ihe river anil
some damage was done to fishing
gear. The Cralgflower, which is now
used as a scow, was caught in the
storm and bad lo he towed under
shelter of Horsey Island. It was with
difficulty thai it was kept above water
and was landed more under Hie water
I linn above it.
'lite Cralgflower is Hie little stern-
wheeler built by Roy Troup in Victoria some years ago, and operated
by him and his wife on the Skeena
later.     She    has    had   a  chequered   II
poses or for hospital taxes. When their report for prcsenatlon to the
local Improvement work is to be carried out this will constitute, under
the act an additional charge entirely
independent of tho $148,000 it is proposed under the finance committee's
report to raise for general revenue.
The question of the rate was discussed at some length on Tuesday
evening, but it was thought advisable
to postpone the general discussion of
it until the aldermen had an opportunity to look more fully into the
whole question from the standpoint
of the report.
Aid. Naden early opposed the rate
proposed. He feared it was too high
and would have an evil effect. Outsiders would be frightened at such a
rate. The taxes were levied largely
on the outsiders who owned property here. Could not a greater proportion be borne by the local residents?
Aid. Pattullo pointed out that the
conditions met. here were peculiar
and a large sum of money was needed.
Mayor Stork was not afraid of
striking a fairly high rate. The
people expected to bear a high rati
of taxation. If the work was to be
done here money would have to be
Aid. Mobley held similar opinions.
Tiie rale proposed would be the low-
est rate he had paid anywhere in the
province. He moved, seconded by
Aid. Lynch, that the report be adopted.
Aid. Naden suggested retrenchment in the line of officials. There
could  be  some   doubling    up,    he
though! in conned ion with offices.
With the local residents only paying $10,000 oulside of the taxes on
land he thought too much was put
on the outsider,
Aid. Pattullo explained al a later
meeting that this was bul a very
rough guess at the amount to be derived from licenses, etc., and could
not be considered as the amount the
local people would hear. Tite local
men had paid in other ways to make
this city, The outsiders had a right
lo pay on their investment.
Aid. Naden, who was supported
by Aid. Barrow and Aid. Smith, was
agreeable to culling off the allowance In the way of salary to aldermen.
Aid. Pattullo, Aid. Mobley and
Aid, Lynch did not see that this was
expected of the mebers of the council.
Finally the bylaw was allowed to
-land over for further consideration.
will  come up at   Saturday  night's
A movement is on foot to call a
public meeting so that the question
of a public reception to Sir Wilfrid
Laurler might be planner Ii is felt
now that the occasion of his visit
should be marked by such a move-
Development is Promised on Queen Charlotte Islands at an Early
Vancouver Men  Interested in  Latest
Slaking—Western Sled Corporation   Plan   Work
n ling.
I Special lo The Journal)
Victoria, July 15.—Coal and
petroleum lands aggregallng 43,520
acres, situated near the north end
of Graham Island, have been staked
for capitalists Including a number
of Vancouver men. The largest area
Is aboul two miles inland from Dixon
It is understood tbe Weslern Steel
Corporation which owns 25,800 acres
bough! t ally from Victoria syndicates, will begin In earnest shortly.
Their lands are located a few miles
from Naden Harbor.
The development by the later company Which is now In splendid shape
llnanrially, should mean a very large
■ xpi ■ 'iii tire on the islands.
Friday, July 15, 1910
Rev. G. W. Litch Speaks in High Terms
of the City of Prince
He   Lauds   the   Opportunities   That
Exist    Here    For    Making
Great  Centre
Rev. G. W. Litch, who is in charge
of the Baptisl church here, attended
the convention of the church held in
Vancouver lasi week. On thai occasion lie delivered an address on
Prince Rupert thai was one of the
best advertisements this port could
receive. The World referring to il
The most interesting feature of the
Friday evening session of the convention was the glowing address on
Prince Rupert, which was given by
Rev. G. Willard Litch, travelling
evangelist of the Baptist church in
this province. A better advertisement
for the coming capital of the north
could scarcely have been devised by
a syndicate of capitalists.
"Those who only saw stumps In
Prince Rupert had forgotten the
origin of Vancouver," declared the
speaker. He who was confounded by
the hills had forgotten the building
up of Seattle. Prince Rupert was
situated on a harbor second to none
in the world. Referring to her many
resources, he reminded his hearers
that Grimsby, in England, could support 100,000 people by her fishing
industry. What, then, might not be
expected of Prince Rupert with her
vast resources in that respect? Let
them look into her backyard and they
would see valleys and beautiful fields
farms where the blossoms blew and
the apples ripened. Sir Rivers Wilson, of the Grand Trunk Pacific railway, had said that the man was mistaken who thought that Prince Rupert had not been or would not always be, the favorite child of the
G. T. P., and the recently retired
governor-general had said that the
greatest event of his term of office
had been the building up of Prince
Rupert, because it was the terminus
of the G. T. P.
He recommended those present to
go north to winter instead of to California, and prophesied that the days
would come when the convention
would meet in Prince Rupert. He
had found there men who were in-
. terested in having their city founded
on righteousness, and prophesied the
enforcement there of the Canada
Temperance act, which he hoped
other cities would follow. The Baptist cause was going ahead, and he
urged those present to "wake up"
and help on spiritual progress in the
north. They wanted to see Prince
Rupert founded on righteousness.
A few days ago Rt. Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain celebrated his 74 th
birthday. The veteran statesman received thousands of messages from
all parts of the world. The London
press, even those papers which were
his most hitter critics in the days of
his power, united in paying tribute
to him as one who has played a great
part in building up the oversea states
of Britain.
Although Mr. Chamberlain took
his seat in parliament at the beginning of the present session, he has
not spoken on any of the current political questions. In view of his advancing age it is regarded as highly
improbable that he will ever again
take his place in the political arena.
W.   ll.   Grant,   Representing   D.   D.
Maun,  Has Gone on lo Stewart
Ratline   Lake   Country   Proving   Rich
in  Mineral  Deposits
Reports have been received of a
new strike near the southern end of
Babine lake on Fifteen Mile creek
which flows into the lake from the
west, says the Omineca Herald. C. S.
Anderson was the pioneer prospector
in that vicinity and his Silver Fox
claim and others are under bond
to Portland people at the present
time. Other men went in this year
and more claims were staked on new
fields which are claimed to be even
better than the first locations. Samples of the first ore found assayed
as high as 480 ounces in silver.
At that point Babine lake is only
about fourteen miles from the location line of the G.T.I'., with practically no divide lo cross.
W. H. Grant, manager representing D. D. Mann in the construction
of the Portland Canal Line Railway,
passed through the city on the steamer Prince Rupert on his way to
Stewart. He is well known through-
ou the province of British Columbia.
He has just returned from Toronto
where he has been conferring with
Mr. Mann, the principal promoter
of the enterprise.
Mr. Grant feels confident that the
fifteen-mile railway will be completed before next fall, enabling the
various companies to get in supplies
for the winter season, thus ensuring
mining operations being carried on
throughout the winter months.
The Belle of Scotland, a steamer
laden with rails for the Grand Trunk
Pacific and the Portland Canal road,
is expected to reach Prince Rupert
this week. Here she will unload a
portion of her cargo before proceeding to Stewart. The vessel sailed
from Sydney, Cape Breton, several
months ago, voyaging via Cape Horn.
A large portion of the equipment
for the mineral railway, including
two engines, has reached Vancouver.
It will he shipped north as soon as
a few miles of track shall have been
A start has been made on the new
home for the Prince Rupert Club on
Second avenue. When completed the
club will have a delightful situation
overlooking the waterfront.
*     #     *
Harry Smith, at Stewart, has sold
out a two-thirds Interest in his big
store to Mr. J. Knight of Vancouver,
and F. H. McLean, of Stratford, Ont.
Mr. Smith intends lo give more time
to  his mining  enterprises in  future.
Victim  is  Removed to D'Arcy Island
—To lie Sent  to India
The Hindu colony of this province
which has given perhaps more than
its fair quota of victims to the white
plague, has this week rendered its
first toll to the bane of the Oriental
races, leprosy.
Dr. Watt, superintendent of the
Williams Head quarantine station
has brought a Hindu laborer who had
been detained there by local medical
men who diagnosed his case as one
of leprosy. Dr. Watt confirmed the
diagnosis and brought the man down
The quarantine steamer Madge met
him at Vancouver and on this boat
the unfortunate man wa* conveyed
to D'Arcy Island, near Victoria.
The case is not an acute one, but
as leprosy has up to the present not
yielded to treatment, the man will
probably succumb in time to its
ravages. For a time the man will be
able to care for himself. He will be
looked after by an attendant from
the quarantine station in the meantime, and later, as opportunity offers,
will be deported to India.
D'Arcy island has been uninhabited for two or three years, the last
of the leper colony having been removed by an arrangement made by
the Dominion authorities on a tramp
steamer. They were all taken back
to China by consent of the Chinese
government. Their lot there is a
much happier one than is the case
here, as they are not isolated as on
this continent. Since the institution
of the station the patients have been
almost exclusively Mongolian. One
white man was detained there, but
did not long survive. The present;
is the first instance of a Hindu having been confined on the Island.
S. Mansell has joined the , post
office staff here.
* * *
J. L. Parker, the well known mining man has left by the Inlander for
Copper City.
*■ -: *
Miss  Glaholm   accompanied    her
sister, Mrs. F, McB. Young to the city
on the Prince Ruperl.
*     *
.Mrs. Ciisack, who has been on a
visit to her daughter in Prince Rupert,  has relumed to Victoria.
Hi '!' *
Btggerstaff Wilson, who has been
in i In- city lor a lew days, went south
on  ihe  Prince  Rupert today.
* *     +
II. Knobel, the engineer upon
whose reports D. D. Mann invested
heavily in Stewart, is spending a few
days in the city.
* $     *
There arrived from Stewart this
morning by the Prince Rupert, J.
Fred Ritchie, who has been in the
mining  town  attending  to  business..
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Miss Manson, formerly of the Port
Simpson Girls' Home, is visiting at
the home of W. Manson, M.P.P. She
will eave in a day or two for her
home in Nanaimo.
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C. H. Dickie, of the Portland Canal
Mining company, returned from
Stewart this morning and continued
south. He was well satisfied with
the way things were going ahead at
the mine. The tramline is working
perfectly and in about six weeks the
concentrator will be in working
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Mrs. F. McB. Young and family
returned to the city by the Prince
Rupert last night. Since the illness
of her son Alex in Victoria, she has
remained in the capital. Her son
has now fully recovered and will
spend the holidays here. He will accompany Judge Young to Hazelton
when the later leaves to hold court
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Among the arrivals on the steamer
Prince Rupert, which reached port
about midnight on Wednesday was
G. A. McNichdll, of the G.T.P., who
has just been appointed superintendent with headquarters in this city.
He will enter upon the duties of his
office at once. Mr. McNicholl is no
stranger in Prince Rupert and his
many friends will be pleased to welcome him to the city as a permanent
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Mr. Newton, of Victoria, well
known as a mining man in this province, went south today after inspecting the mines at Stewart. He was
well satisfied with conditions and
thinks that there is excellent promise
at the camp. Prospects are pushing
out into the district beyond the present location of the claims and are
finding good ore. It looks as though
the mineralized ore would extend to
the Naas ,he says.
Baptist   Gathering  Representing  the
Province Make  Selection
At the fourteenth annual Baptist
conference, held last week In the
Mount Pleasant Baptist church, Vancouver, Rev. A. W. McLeod, of Nanaimo, was elected president for the
coming year; Rev. Dr. Wolverton,
of Nelson, was elected first vice-
president; Rev. Dr. Spencer, second
vice-president, while the third vice-
president, Mrs. Spofford, was elected
to the women's board. Rev. F. W.
Auvache, of Pentlcton, was re-elected
Dr.  Reddle   has   been    appointed
medical health officer of the city.
i House Furnishers.
Located temporarily, since the fire, g
in lliinedin Block, corner of Second g
Avenue  and  Eighth   Street. H
a  s
■   Some snaps in slightly damaged   goods   which   we   want  to   clenr ■
m  out before  moving into  new quarters in Manson Blk„ Third Ave. j
1    Grand Trunk Pacific  Steamships
Connecting   with   Easlboiind   Trains
"Prince Rupert" sails every Thursday, 8.30 p.m., and after July 25
"Prince   George"   sails   every Monday 8.30 p.m.
"Prince Rupert" sails Wednesdays S p.m., and commencing July 24
"Prince  George"   sails   Sundays at 8 p.m.
Steamer for Port Simpson, Kincollth,  and  Masset,  Sundays,  3  p.m.
For Skidegate,  Queen  Charlotte City,   and   other   Moresby Island
points, Wednesdays at 1 p.m.
Tickets, reservations and information    from
Freight  and  Passenger  Agent, G.  T.  P.  Wharf.
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Jim Jeffries' announcement that he
may seek a return match with Jack
Johnson was no surprise to his
friends here says a Los Angeles despatch. If he does get a return match
he will carry another bunch of Los
Los Angeles money.
He is reported to have admitted to
his friends that he was whipped before he entered the ring and not by
Through Jack Kipper, Jeffries'
business partner, it was learned today that the big fellow has been hurt
deeply by the public's accusation
that he showed a yellow streak. It
is because of the adverse comment
that has been launched and his de-
side to avoid an appearance of making excuses that Jeffries has declined
to make any explanation of the mysterious change in his form on the
eve of the day of battle
His friends say, however, that he
was a victim of the conditions which
made a postponement of the fight
for even few days impossible, and
that the fact that he went into the
ring and fought knowing that he had
been thrown out of condition in the
last hours of training, only proves
that his gameness and fighting courage were unimpaired.
"Jim Jeffries may have been doped, it sure looks funny," Farmer
Burns the wrestler said on his return
to Omaha from the Reno fight.
"I can't say what was the matter
with Jeffries, but it surely was something bad. He may have been scared
to death, or over training may have
affected his heart, but in the dressing
rooms before the fight his hands and
feet were cold, and he acted sleepy—
had no life about him.
"I could not say for sure that he
was actually doped, but it looked
funny. And then it would have been
hard for anything like that to have
happened, for his quarters and food
were all carefuly watched.
"But he stayed in a half dazed
mental condition for a day and a half
after the fight. That's why it looks
No Law  Against Pictures
Opponents of the Jeffries-Johnson
pictures in England were given a setback when Home Secretary Churchill
announced that the laws of the empire do not empower the authorities
to bar picture exhibitions.
Interest in the big battle was as
been in England as In the United
States and the controllers of the
light   films   have   been   counting   on
gigantic receipts by showing the pictures in England.
Favors English Gnme
Denouncing college football as a
combination of pure brutality and
pugilism, David Starr Jordan, president of Leland Stanford University,
led up the discussion that followed
the report made by the committee on
modern education in public schools
at the National Education Association in convention at Boston.
"The game," he said, "arouses the
same love of the sordid that aroused
the interest of the country In a ring
away out in Nevada, where a black
man and a white man were pounding
each other yesterday."
President Jordan favored the substitution of the English game of
Waller Brookins in a Wright biplane broke the world's altitude record at Atlantic City Saturday afternoon when he attained a height ol
0,175 feet, used his last drop ot
gasoline at his highest altitude and
was still climbing when his engine
missed explosions.
The daring aviator brought hia
machine back to level to get the last
drop of fuel out of the storage tank
to reach the line of vision of engineers on the beach. Reaching the
imaginary line Brookins started to
glide to earth and his engine stopped
entirely when he was at 5,600 feet
and still ove he ocean. His circling
glide to be ueach which the crowd
believed to be a bit of fancy flying
was done to save himself from diving
into the sea.
Brookins was ready to collapse
when he reached the ground and did
not tell of his plight In the air until
after midnight when he had partly
Officials gave 6,175 feet as the exact height of the flight from emulations of engineering experts. The
baragraph record is 6,200 feet, leaving but twenty-five feet difference. It
it expected that the record will stand
without protest.
The city council has authorled the
purchase by the fire and water committee of rubber boots and other
supplies for the fire department.
In the last twenty years the percentage of sailing vessels has declined in the merchant marine of the
United States from 80.7 to 30.9; in
that of Great Britain from 44.1 to
12.6, and in that of Germany from
82.1 to 19.1.
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If your floor needs covering
here's your chance, save money:
times are quiet and you must.
Carpets, Rugs, Hemp, China,
Japanese Matting, Door Rugs
and Mats.
Big Furniture Store
Don't Tread on Me! But Let Us See!
WHAT IS HOME  without a Floor Covering ?       A house without a Rug or Carpet is like a
matinee without candy.    And why be without them when here is an opportunity to buy cheap.
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2nd Ave and 6th Street.
Yes, cheap ! and right now too I    Just look and don't miss anything.    From 25c to 50c on a dollar off on
Wilton, Axminster, Marquette,   Brussels,  Tapestry,
others in many sizes—Art Squares and Rugs.       WHY SO CHEAP ?
We are overstocked and must sell out this line.     DO IT NOW.
Prices cut way down for the
next few days. Takes pages to
tell In what all. See also our
line of Tapestry Curtains, Por-
tiers, Lace Curtains, by the yard
or pair, Tapestry Table Cloth.
All taking place at
Big Furniture Store
Where you can get everything
to furnish your home.
F. W. HART, Corner 2nd Ave and 6th St
Funeral Directors
• and Embalmers
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Friday, July  15, 1910
Items of General Interest From Centres in British Columbia.
Game  For  Delta
New Westminster.—Bryan Williams, provincial game warden, is at
present engaged in restocking the
Delta with pheasants, which he is
taking down river from the Chilliwack district. Around Chilliwack the
birds are pler'iful, but lower down
they have been depleted by the ln.rg6
number of sportsmen who hunt them
every open season. One hundred
and fifty young birds wire transferred yesterday, end belore the re-
Btocking Is complete, about a thousand birds will have changed their
a great advance in timber values,
and that a most prosperous time may
he looked forward to. Most of the
timber is of high grade spruce, and
a mill, for the purpose of working it,
will be erected at a site on False
Irrigation Convention
Kamloops.—The Western Canada
Irrigation Association will meet in
Kamloops on August 3rd, 4th and
Bth, and already widespread interest
Is being manifected in the gather
ings. Irrigation, as is pointed out
in a leaflet sent out by the association, is the handmaiden of agriculture. In the cradle of the race the
success of crops was absolutely dependent upon water supply, and
throughout Asia Minor, India, Egypt
and China there are still In existence remains of irrigation works
which by their size and workmanship
bear mute testimony to the importance of irrigation to the long forgotten builders. Cauals, in length,
breadth and depth, lat ger by far than
any yet dreamed of by modern engineers, storage basins which rival
in size some of the rveat lakes;
stone aqueducts which would bear
the weight of a couple of modern
railway trains running on s. double
tracked road, existed In all these
countries. Even the great dam at
Assouan had a rival in that which
occupied ritually the same position
in prehistoric times. In more recent
times the art spread to Italy, Spain,
and North Africa, or rather from
North Africa to Spain, and thence to
Italy. It was the Spanish monks,
those devoted soldiers of the Cross,
who accompanied the Spanish armies
of conquest on eveu (heir bloodies!
campaigns, who first Introduc 1 the
art of irrigation into the New World,
and from the small works vhich they
constructed wherevtr they erected an
altar, the work has spread all over
the arid and semi-arid districts of the
two Americas. Even yet the work is
still in its infancy, and locbl conditions have so far been the only ones
considered. The result has been the
wasteful distribution from the more
easily controlled sources and the
Ignoring of those larger sources
.vhlch could be utilized for the irrigation of huge stretches of country. During the past few years, however, governments have become interested in what was hitherto a pro\ osi-
tion for the individual, and capital
has begun to recogniz. that mo.ney
Invested in irrigation projects will
give good returns.
The increase of interes'. and activity in irrigation has gu en rise to
many vexed questions, and It is only
by the Interchange 'it vews between
those who are interested in the subject or have studied these questions
from the practical, t'u engineering
or the legal standpoint that, any final
system of control, admiiistration and
distribution of the available water
supply can be arranged.
The programme ai ranged for the
August meetings includes papers by
Mr. Newell, chief of the reclamation
department of the United States;
Clifford Sifton, M.P., an enthusiastic
advocate of conservation: H. B Bennett, of Calgary, and Charles Wilson, K.C., both of -i uoni are experts
on the legal questions connected with
irrigation, and A. E. Ashcroft, of
Vernon, and A. E. Meighen, of Kamloops, on the practical side as concerned with company projects. Other
recognized experts on different
branches of the sul.je"L will also be
asked to prepare papers'for submission to the convention, an 1 the discussion on all these .i.ipers c.iinot
but result In benefit t,   i.ne cause.
Island Park
Victoria.-—Hon. Price Ellison,
chief commissioner of public lands,
has gone to spend several weeks inspecting conditions at Buttle Lake,
Vancouver (aland, where it Is proposed to establish a park. It is Mr.
Ellison's Intention to make a complete survoy of the grounds, topographically, to estimate the value of
all timber surrounding the lake now
under reserve, which it may be advisable to acquire by exchange. The
lake is about thirty miles in length,
hemmed in by glaciers and mountains rising to altitudes ranging from
7,000 to 8,000 feet, combining an
area of scenery that is not excelled
by any In America.
F.B. Deacon
Real Estate
Life. Accident, Health and  Fire
See Us For Rates.
Centre Street
Evangelistic Campaign
Grand Forks.-—The presbytery of
Kootenay met in Knox church at
Grand Forks for tho purpose of inducting to the pas'.oral charge Rev.
M. M. McKee, who has been taking
temporary charge of the congregation
since last November. There WU n
large attendance of the public. Dr.
J. T. Ferguson presided. The sermon was preached by Eev. T. A. Pet-
rie, Greenwood. The charge to the
minister was given by Rev. P. McNab,
Trail, i.nd the charge to the congregation by Rev. L. Lundie.
Before the service a large company, including the local clergy, were
entertained at a banquet on the
Manse lawn. Among those present
were Martin Burrell, M. P., and
truest Miller, M.P.P.
The Presbytery met and discussed
a  proposed  plan  for   an    extensive
angelical mission to be held in connection with me Presbyterian
churches throughout Kootenay next
fall, beginning about the middle of
October. The mission was to be carried out by ministers and members
of the Canadian church, and was to
be directed to the strengthening of
church life and the promotion of
training for religious and social service. Dr. Ferguson was instructed
to convey to the general assembly's
committee on evangelism, the views
of the Presbytery regarding the proposals made, which appeared to have
been wisely conceived.
A number of points connected with
the home mission work were discussed.
A report by the committee on systematic beneficence, a.ter consideia-
tion and suggestion, was remitted to
the committee, to be brought up
again at the next regular meeting.
Road Projected From Edmonton to Fort
George Through Pine River
Hich  Country to  be Opened Up By
Proposed Railway Through the
Peace River District
Timber of Province
Vancouver.—The exploiting of
British Columbia timber by English
capital is likely to receive a filip
from the report now being conveyed
to England by Mr Archibald Marshall, who was sent to the province
by the Daily Mall to examine into the
possibilities of the timber districts
for that journal. Mr. Marshall, who
has now left for London, takes
with him a proposition for the purchase of licenses, cover og twenty-
nine square miles of timber lands
In the Queen Charlotte group, which
he will submit to his friends for consideration. He is of the opinion that
this province Is about to experience
Oarmannh Coal
Victoria.—-Word was received from
the west coast of Vancouver Island
I that the diamond drill of the Car-
manah Coal Company commenced
operations last week in good earnest,
and investigation of the supposedly
valuable coal measures of the district by this scientific method Is now
moving  swiftly  forward.
The CarmanaL Coal Company is
an independent concern that was
formed in Vancouver little more than
six months ago, the stock being held
chiefly in the mainland neighbor city
and In VI dona. The company is
capitalized at $100,noo, which has
been fully subscribed. Ii possesses
over 10,000 acres to the north of San
Juan, with fifteen miles of foreshore
rights. The finest machinery obtainable has been procured for the development of the property. There
was considerable difficulty experienced in landing this machines en the
rugged vest coast, hut the task wa.i
finally accomplished successfully, and
the work is now going forward without a day's interruption and under
skilled and experienced guidance.
The drill was down some :t00 feet
at last reports, and the outcome of
the present operations is awalied
with very general Interest, as coal
in quantity in this locality must
prove not only of 1mm' nse value from
a commercial standpo. it, b'lt a most
important factor in the development
of southwestern   Vancouver   Island.
vice-president of the Canadian Collieries (Dunsmuir) Limited, in an interview a few days ago in Vancouver.
"This, of course, will mean the
employment of many hundreds of
miners in addition to the present
working forces. At present we can
not supply the demand for coal and
vessels are obliged to await their turn
for coaling at the bunkers.
The northern parts of British Columbia and Alberta are now the areas
which are attracting attention. The
trade of all that country will event-
ially be diverted to Prince Rupert as
the Pacific outlet. A new line of
railway is now proposed and a route
map of the proposed route of the road
from Edmonton to Fort George has
been filed for approval with the authorities at Ottawa, as compiled by
the Pine Pass Railway company.
The route, as outlined in the plan,
follows a decidedly new course.
Starting at Edmonton the railway
will head for Peace River Landing,
and up the Pine river to its headwaters in Pine Pass; thence down
the Mislnchinchi river to the crossing of the Parsnip at or near Trout
lake, and on .o the Pack river; thence
following up Pack river to McLeoi
lake; thence along Lake river to
Carp lake; thence westerly to
Swamp river, a tributary of the Little Salmon; thence following the
Little Salmon to its mouth, about
twenty-two miles above Fort Georgs
thence crossing the Fraser river on
to the metals of the Grand Trunk
Pacific, and down the Fraser to Fort
Atlantic Steamship
Through tickets
England, France, Germany,
and ;ill
Scandinavian Ports.
Call or write for rates to any
part of tho 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.
Canadian Pacific  R'y
Steamers leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle
Princess Beatrice, every Monday at 1 p.m.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday morning.
Steamers leave Vancouver
Princess Beatrice every Thursday night.
Princess May or Princess Royal
every Saturday night at 11
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
Columbia Gazette, dated December
17, 1908, is cancelled in so far as
said reserve relates to lots 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, 1B33, 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. C, June 16th, 1910.
(First insertion July 5.)
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of B.C. Ltd.
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again. Then its tremendous significance will dawn upon you.
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perfected typewriter on the market
—yours for  17 cents a day!
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Sol   Cameron's  Quarters  on  Stewart
Short Line  Praised  by Paper
Honeymoon in Auto
Victoria—After automobiliug from
Los Angeles, California, to the Mexican border, and thence north to Seat-
He in a 30-horse-power car, A. E.
Todd has returned to Victoria bringing his bride, formerly Miss Senhrook
of Los Angeles. Mr. and Mrs. Todd
made a 5,000-mile honeymoon trip
by automobile.
What ts probably the finest headquarters camp for a railway outfit
that has yet been attempted in the
Pacific West is to be seen a mile
above the bridge, says the Portland
Canal Miner. When Sol Cameron
secured the contract for building the
Portland Canal Short Line he determined to provide quarters for his employees that would be a model for
comfort and convenience and he has
admirably achieved this determination. The buildings, including the
office, a large mess house, warehouses
and the men's sleeping quarters, are
all of a substantial character—built,
more along the lines of a permanent
minisg camp instead of for merely
temporary occupancy. Even the furnishings for the nies.. room and kitchen are spick and span in their
newness and the menu provided are
far superior to what is to be found
in other construction camps on this
coast. Regarding the wages offered
—viz., $3.50 per day for common
labor, with $1 per day board bill, no
complaint should be found, especially considering the excellent quarters
provided for the men. Mr. Cameron
has made an excellent start and the
Miner wishes him every measure of
success in his enterprise.
TAKE NOTICE that the verbal
partnership heretofore subsisting between the undersigned, Arthur F
Rowe who was to furnish the
Planer, and F. E. Cowell who was to
furnish the Power, at the site of the
B, C. Tie & Timber Company's saw
mill at Seal Cove, in the town of
Prince Rupert, B.C., has this day
been mutually dissolved, A. F. Rowe
collecting all accounts and paying
only expense of labor since Installation  of  plant.
Dated this ninth day of July, 1910
Fred Stork
General Hardware
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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
Office   in    the    Westenhaver   Block,
Over  Orme's  Drug    Store.
Prince Rupert
WM. S. HAuL, L. D. S. D. D. S.
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Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
All dental operations skillfully
treated. Gas and local anaesthetics
administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free.
Offices: Rooms 19 and 20, Alder
Block, Prince Rupert.
Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladles
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Second Avenue, near Seventh Street
"Engineers under the direction of
Mr. W. L. Coulson, manager of the
mining department, are now laying
out plans for increasing the production of our coal mines at Ladysmlth
and Comox. We expect to increase
the production at least 50 per cent,
before the end of this year and two
years hence will be In a position to
mine 10,000 tons of coal dally, or
three times the amount now being
extracted," said    Mr.   A.   D.   McRae.
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Prince Rupert
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GRAHAM ISLAND — "The surest
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The result has been such a deluge of applications for machines
that we are simply astounded.
The demand comes from people of
all classes, all ages, all occupations.
The majority of inquiries has
come from people of known financial
standing who were attracted by the
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A startling confirmation of our belief that the Era of Universal Typewriting is at hand.
A Quarter of a Million People are
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The Oliver Typewriter Is a moneymaker, right from the word "go!" So
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Wherever you are, there's work to
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using the Oliver, the business world
is calling for Oliver operators. There
lire not enough to supply the demand.
Their salaries are considerably above
those of many classes of workers.
"An Oliver Typewriter in
Every  Home!"
That Is our battle cry today. We
have made the Oliver supreme in
usefulness and absolutely Indispensable in business. Now comes the
conquest of the home.
The simplicity and strength of tho
Oliver lit it for family use. It Is becoming an important factor in the
home training of young people. An
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Our new selling plan puis tlie
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iiiis remarkable Oliver opportunity?
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General   Offices:   Oliver   Typewriter
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NOTICE Is hereby given that the
| reserve existing on Crown lands In
I the vicinity of Babine Lake, and
situate in Cassiar District, notice of
which bearing date .lone 30th, 1909,
was published In the British Columbia Gazette, dated July 2nd, 1908, Is
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, 1). C, .lime 10th, 1910.
(First insert Ion July 5.) THE   PRINCE   RUPERT   JOURNAL
Friday, July 15, 1910
prince isupcrt journal;
Published twice a week on Tuesdays
and Fridays from the office of publication, Third Avenue near McBride St,
Subscription rate to any point in
Canada. $2.00 a-year; to points outside
of Canada, 83.00 a year.
Advertising rate furnished on application.
o. h. nelson,
Friday,  July  15,  1910
Time and patience, it is announi
ed, now will result in the city of
Prince Rupert getting its improved
mail service which at the present
time is such an urgent need. The
citizens of this city have for weeks
past, been watching the arrival of
the G. T. 1. si. inner, the Prince Rupert, expec lug each week that there
woulci  be a mail on  it.
The controller of tbe mall service,
B. M. .Armstrong, who visited the
north a week ago, announces now
that there will shortly be a mall carried on the G. T. P. steamers as well
as on the C. P. It. vessels and that
then the service will be all that could
be asked.
It would appear from the indica
tions now that the new service will
not start until the Prince George is
ready for the run and the double
service can he provided by the G.
T. P. steamers. This is some satisfaction, but in the meantime the
position is not benefitted. The people
of Prince Rupert, we believe, are not
unreasonable in asking that pending
the final settlement of the mail contracts some arrangement should have
been made to give the city a service
different to that which would be supplied to a lumber camp or an inaccessible trading post. To have
steamers calling here practically
every day and yet being half the week
without a mail is a crying shame.
To meet conditions in those parts
of the Dominion where development
is rapid requires, it is evident, something more clastic than at present
exists in connection with postal matters. There is need, apparently, for
the granting of power somewhere,
whereby temporary arrangements
somewhat in keeping with the demands of tho situation may be made
If such a condition existed there
would ba no such situation as has
arisen here.
Mr. Armstrong upon his return to
Vancouver said that regarding the
steamer mail service north from
Vancouver, very shortly now the G
T. P. SS. Co.'s steamers Prince Rupert and Prince George would he
carrying mail, as well as the C. P. R,
steamers. When that improvement
is made, Prince Rupert and Stewart,
will have three mails a week, as
the G. T. P. steamers will give a
semi-weekly service and the Princess
Beatrice will make weekly trips as
at present. The Princess May en
route to Skagway also carries mail
to Prince  Rupert.
Result   of   the   Offering   on   Money
.Markets of Canadian Issues
Results are now known of two of
the recent Canadian issues. In the
ease of the Algoma Central railway
issue underwriters are left with 84
per cent of the offering, while in
the case of the Swanson Bay Pulp &
Paper Company of British Columbia
underwriters get about 75 per cent
In view of the existing conditions
this is about what was expected.
The next important Canadian Issue coming on the market is that of
the Steel Company of Canada, Ltd.
the Hamilton merger, which is of
faring $4,500,000 six per cent bonds
at 102% simultaneously with the
Canadian issue which is being priv
ately underwritten. The Issuers are
Parr's bank and the Western Can
ada Trust company, the brokers be
ing Fieldingson & McLeod. The un
derwritcrs are offered 2V& per cent
To add to the congestion Newfoundland is issuing £800,000 of 3%
per cent bonds at 97y2.
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I Marine News of the Coast §
Fall Fair Association
In Earl Grey the Dominion of Canada has a fast friend. Ever since he
assumed office here he has ill a peculiarly close manner allied himself
with the people of this country. The
Canadian life has appealed very
strongly to him. During bis present
visit to London he has given statement to words which show the
virility of the Governor-General as
well as speak volumes for this country. He says:—"Canadians are a
sane, sober, strenuoa- and earnest
people, patriotic and invincibly industrious; a people worshipping no
false gods, following no will-o'-wisps,
hut steadily and surely, with their
eyes open wide alike to their opportunities and dangers, they are
building up between the Atlantic and
Pacific the greatest nation that has
ever been within the greatest empire
that ever has been.
"Canada is a wonderful Inspiration i" any right thinking man. No
better fate could befall any British
hoy or girl, man or woman, than to
become a good Canadian and play
his pari in I lie Dominion's great forward march the most wonderful
progress in this wonderful age."
Earl Grey strongly favors the emigration of young children to Canada.
i special to The Journal l
St. John, July 15.— Despatches
from the burned town of Cambell-
town state that looting lias started.
The police are unable lo handle the
situation. Twenty soldiers have been
senl from Newcastle to assist In the
Pestilence adds to the horror of
the situation In the burned town. A
case of small-pox has been found
among the refugees In the tents, It
was promptly reported.
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he granted. The members: of the
council were ready to assits in every
way in the work.
The suggestion was made that perhaps for this year at least there
might be a reduction in the cost of
the affair by the cutting out of the
prize list, or the making of the
prizes honorary alone, diplomas being issued if advisable, but cash donations eliminaied. This Aid. Naden
ointed out would reduce the cost
very materially and without this the
city might well undertake the work
this year. A more thorough organization could then be effected looking  to  future  years  work.
After the matter had bien discussed at some length it wa.t decided to
organize under the name of the
Skeena District Agricultural and Industrial Association. As all the work
must be hurried it was thought best
io name a strong committee to act
cs provisional directors until (he in-
lorpo at ion of tbe society is effected
and the bylaws drafted.
On motion of A. .1. l.'oriis, is wa:t
decided that YV. Manson, .M.P.I'., and
Mayor Stork should be Hon. Presidents oi' the society, lloth of the
gentlemen were present tiud acknowledged the honor they felt had been
conferred upon (hem. A provisional
board of directors was appointed
consisting of A. .1. Morris, J. E. Cor-
ley of Masset, Fred. Button, S. M
Newton, G. K. T. Sawlo, G. R. Naden.
George Tite, Fred G. Dawson, D. 11.
.Morrison, J. II. Thompson, F. H.
Mobley, J. Christiansen, J. C. Halsey,
M. M. Stephens and 0 H. Nelson. In
view or the fact that there had been
a number of influencial men appointed by the former committee,
representing the oulside districts, it
was decided that these would he
continued as members of the executive and their advice and help sought
at all times.
A meeting of the directors was
held last night after the general
meeting adjourned, when George Tite
was elected president and J. C. Halsey, secretary.
Feeling that the most important
work of the show must fall upon the
secretary, a committee was appointed
to secure one, it being understood
that it would require a man for that
position who would give all his time
to the work for at least three months
It was decided to appoint a committee to select such an officer. The
committee appointed was Messrs
Manson, Stork, Morris and Morrison.
A committee on bylaws and constitution was appointed, consisting of
Messrs. Thompson, Naden and Nelson.
A finance committee, consisting of
Messrs. Dawson, Mobley and Morrison was named.
Mr. Morris called attention lo the
fad thai the Vancouver lair committee had asked Prince Ruperl to cooperate in  placing an exhibit there.
Aid, Naden suggested although he
did not urge it, that perhaps Ihe ends
of the publicity side would he served
best for this year by the committee
confirming their efforts to getting
in exhibit ready for Vancouver.
The fact that this fair, coming in
August, would be too early for the
most of the field crops in this dis-
trlst was urged that it was suggested
by Mr. Manson that perhaps an ef-
ford could be made to exliiliit al New-
Westminster, where the fair was held
This will all lie lefl to the directors
to decide.
An effort is lo he made to get
members, with the annual fee fixed
at  one dollar.
A genera] meeting of tie- subscribers   will   be   held   on   Saturday  nlglil.
Tite steamer Prince Rupert reached port behind time this week owing
to an accident in the engine room. A
column connected with the machinery
broke after leaving Nanaimo, where
she coaled so that only one engine
could be used. The steamer put into
Union Bay and from there got Into
communication with Capt. Nicholson,
the superintendent at Vancouver. It
was decided that rather than cancel
the voyage and return to Vancouver
for repairs the steamer should proceed on the way at a reduced speed
and have the repairs attended to on
her return. In spite of tiie handicap
the vessel made very good time,
reaching this port ahead of what was
anticipated. She made an average
speed of over thirteen knots, reaching here about midnight.
Theie was a good complement of
passengers on board, many of them
being bound for Prince Rupert. She
got away in the morning for Stewart
returning this morning and proceeding to Vancouver, which port she
will  likely  reach  Saturday  evening.
Upon her arrive! here repairs were
effected to the engine room and the
steamer left early this afternoon for
Vancouver. She will reach there tomorrow evening and get back on
time, it is expected.
Among recent notices to mariners
issued   by   the   Marine   Department,
are several referring to local waters
Among them are the following:—
David Point
The commanding officer of the
U. S. revenue cutter Tahoma, has reported that a white slatwork beacon
has been erected on the western side
of the small, rocky, wooded Islet off
David point, at the entrance to Nettle basin, Lowe inlet, British Columbia.
Kdyo   Passage
The following rocks have been
found by II. M. Surveying Vessel
Egeria, in Edye passage and approaches:—
1. A rock with 5 fathoms over it,
lying 17% cables S. 30 deg. E. from
Seal  rocks   (C-foot  rock).
2. A rock with throe fathoms over
it, lying 13% cables S. 0 deg. W.
from northernmost Islet off Cape Ib-
3. A rock with three fathoms over
it, lying twelve cables S. 37 deg. W.
from northernmost islet off Cape Ib-
4. A rock with three fathoms over
it, lying 7% cables S. 52 deg. W.
from northernmost islet off Cape Ib-
5. A rock with 5 fathoms over it,
lying 12 y2 cables N. 59 deg. E. from
northernmost islet off Cape Ibbetson.
6. A rock with 5 fathoms over it,
lying one mile N. 08 dog. E. from
northernmost islet off Cape Ibbetson.
7. A rock with 5 fathoms over it,
lying 6% cables N. 71 deg. E. from
northernmost islet off Cape Ibbetson.
8. A rock with 4 % fathoms over
il, lying two cables S. from N. W. extreme of Table point.
9. A rock with 4% fathoms over
it, lying 3 2-10 cables N. 40 deg. W.
from N. W. extreme of Table Point.
10. A rock with 1 % fathoms over
it, lying 2 9-10 cables N. 20 deg. W
from N. W. extreme of Table Point.
11. A rock with 4 fathoms over
it, lying 17 cables S. 18 deg. E. from
centre of Ettrick rock.
12. A rock with 3 fathoms over
it, lying 19% cables S. 18 deg. E.
from centre of Ettrick rock.
13. A rock with 4 fathoms over it,
lying 16% cables S. 60 deg. E. from
centre of Ettrick rock.
14. A rock with 5 fathoms over
it, lying 2% miles N. *0 deg. W.
from centre of Ettrick rock.
Porpoise Harbor Buoy
A spar buoy, painted red, has been
established on the south side of the
entrance to Porpoise harbor, Chatham sound, to marke the rock that
dries six feet. The buoy Is moored
in four fathoms of water, Lat. N. 54
deg. 11 min. 37 sec, Long. W. 130
deg.  19 mln.  27 sec.
The following sextant angles fix
he position of the buoy: Kitson
island, west tangent, 0 deg.; Kihahan
islands, south tangent, 107 deg. 20
mln.; Coast island, west tangent, 66
deg.  all  min.
Lucy Inland Fog Horn
There is a hand fog horn at Lucy
Island lighlstatlon, Chatham Sound.
H is used to answer signals from
steamers in the vicinity of the station in thick weather.
provisions of the law recently passed
by tbe U.  S.  A.  congress.
Quite a number of steamship owners on the Atlantic coast have contracted for the installation of wireless on board their steamers during
the last few days, and the fleet of
the Merchants' and Miners' Transportation company, consisting of
twenty-two steamers, will be equipped in the near future. This company's vessels ply between Boston,
New York Baltimore, Savannah and
New Orleans.
Several Pacific coast companies are
also negotiating for the equipment
of their vessels with wireless, and In
a few months the familiar sounds of
the instruments will be heard on all
steamers flying the Stars and Stripes.
The Japanese government is making a claim for compensation on behalf of the owners of the schooners
Tenyu Maru and Kaisei Maru, seized
in Bering sea last year and sold alter
confiscation by the United States
The Jlji Shimpo says the conten-
ion of the Japauese government is
that the action of a small boat cannot reflect on the vessel to which it
belongs, while the United Stat.es
holds that the boat is part of the
schooner and the schooner is liable
to seizure and confiscation for its offences. The two sealers were seized
because small boats from tiiem ware
found within the prohibited limit otl
the Prihyloff seal rookeries.
Attempt   to   be   .Made   With   Balloon
Designed for Polar Expedition
Walter Wellman and Melville
Vaniman will attempt this fall to
cross the Atlantic ocean in their dirigible balloon America, which was
built for tho Wellman polar expedition, and has twice been tested in
voyages over the Arctic ocean north
of Spitzeuberger.
Tho attempt will bo made solely
on the responsibility of the aeronaut:;
but the New York Times, the Chicago
Record-Rerald and the Londan Daily
Telegraph have arranged to buy the
news of the expedition, which will be
transmitted by wireless, from the airship. Wellman and Vaniman plan
to start late in August, or early in
September, from a base near New
rile   majority    of    the   American
steamship    companies    are   already
aving  their  steamers   fitted     With
wireless   aparatus  according   to   the
The new steamer Cheslakee, which
wil augment, the fleet of tho Union
Steamship Company of Vancouver,
has left Dublin and is now on her
way to this coast. She was bull!
by the Dublin Dock Company, and
had her trial run last month. Her
length is 132 feet, breadth 28 feet,
molded depth 17 feet, 9 inches, and
her guaranteed speed is 11% knots,
which she easil.- exceeded on her
trial run.
Furniture Dealer
3rd. Avenue
Prince Rupert
An inspection of our stock
of House Furnishings will
convince you. For quality and
economy you will leave us a
satisfied customer.
Dining Room Furniture, Sideboards,
Builds, Dining Tables, (lit.
and 8ft. Extension
Dintng Room Chain, Quartered Oak with
Leather Seats, Golden or Early English
finish. Prices ranting from
$22.50 to $50
EdSome Line3 of   Wicker Chairs and Rockers
Iron Beds, Springs and
Mattresses, all sizes
Manufactured here to lit any
window   up  io 10  feet wide.
Tapestry and Lace Curtains,
Poles and Trimmings
Special orders for Upholstering
of any kind.
GEO. D. TITE,    -   3rd Ave.
Despite the prevailing opinion that
the sailing vessel is virtually a relic
of the past, the Germans are still
building new square riggers in addition to buying those discarded by
shipowners of other nations. According to reports from Hamburg, F.
Laeize, owner of the Preussen, Posen
and other big sailers which have
made a name for speed and reliability
in the trade between the west coast
and Germany, is building two barques of 4,500 tons each, which are
to be about the largest of their type
in the world.
Recently the Germans have bought
many second-hand British sailing
vessels at very low prices. British
windjammers that cost $150,000 and
$175,000 now being sold for sums
averaging   $25,00.0
The well-known Hamburg firm of
Knohr & Buchard has lately added
to Its fleet a number of well known
vessels. Among these have been the
Crown of Germany, now known as
the .Flschbek, the Dm bridge, now
the Steinbeck, and the Ben Dearg, re-
christened Lasbeck. This company's
vessels carry much freight to Santa
Rosalia under contract to the operators of the large copper mines In
that country.
The British ship Blackbreas, purchased by Wachsmuth & Krokman
of Hamburg, has been renamed Luna
while the Craigmore, bought by H.
II. Schmidt of Hamburg, has been re-
christened .Marie. Schmidt is owner
of the German ships Wilhclmlna and
Henrietta, the latter now loading in
British Columbia, and (he smart
barque Lisbeth,
Tiie  British   ship   Riverside,  well-
Ready Mixed Paints,
Paints Ground in Oil,
Paints Ground in Japan,
Varnishes, Shellac, etc.
Water Stains
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply
Company, Ltd.  ™qs. dunn, m*.
The Westholme
Lumber Company,^.
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 alljclasses of buildings,
known on this coast, is now owned
by E. Collier of Hamburg, and Is
known as the Harvestelnide. The
Loudon Hill is now flying the Norwegian flag and is called the Erbria.
The British ship Eva Montgomery of
the same fleet as the Lynton, would
hardly be recognized now as the
German ship Orla.
Although much sail tonnage has
been sold recently, ther is still plenty
on the market, and at Hamburg several well-known wiit.ljammers have
been lying idle for Months awaiting
charters. Advices from Liverpool
state that the well-known ships
Marion, Josiah and Marion Light-
hotly are to be sold at auction.
Subscribe   for
fournal now.
the   Prince   Rupert
The hulk Ivy has been towed Into
port by the tug Lome and is anchored in the stream awaiting the arrival
of the Belle of Scotland with steel
The Ivy is owned by the D. D.
Mann interests and will take on rails
from the Belle of Scotland for Stewart.
H. B. ROCHESTER,   -   Centre Street


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