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NO. 41.
Hon. Richard McBride Goes Very Fully Into the Questions of Policy by Which His Government Has
Been Enabled to Develop the Province—
He Forecasts Great Future.
On Wednesday evening the residents of tlie city were enable to hear
Premier McBride on the questions of
the day in the Empress theatre. Long
before the time of starting the meeting had arrived, the theatre was
crowded. Noticeable among the audience was a very large number of
ladies who occupied the front seats
specially reserved for them. The
Premier while not introducing much
of a controversial nature in view of
the fact that he did not want to make
the meeting a party one, dealt with
the policy of the government of
which he is the head, and which had
brought this province to the proud
position it occupied in the Dominion.
J. Kirkpatrick, the president of
the Liberal-Conservative association,
presided, and with him on the plat-
(Special to The Journal) *
Ottawa, Nov.  4.—Mr.  Gilbert *
has been elected over Mr. Per- *
reault  by  over  200   majority *
in Drummond and Athabasca. *
Mr.   Gilbert,  while  calling *
himself a Liberal,    was    the *
candidate of the Nationalists *
led by Bourrassa. *
Mr. Perreault was the Lau- *
rier government candidate. *
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form were the local member of the
legislature, W. Manson, and different members of the Conservative Association, including A. Carss, C. M.
Newton, Fred Ritchie, J. W. Scott, J.
R. Beatty, M. M. Stephens, .T. C. McLennan, and J. H. McMullin, government agent.
Grey's orchestra contributed a programme of music during the evening.
Mr. Kirkpatrick, in a very few
words, opened the meeting, expressing the pleasure at having the Premier present, and referring in the
highest terms to the good work done
by his government and by Mr. Man-
son as the representative of the district.
W. Manson, M.P.P.
W. Manson, M.l'.l'., was exceedingly well received in rising to speak,
He said he would not take much time
as he knew all wanted to hear Mr.
McBride. He was sorry the Premier
could not remain longer. Mr. Mc-
Bride's duties were increasing from
year to year and he could not visit
the different parts as frequently as
he would like. No premier had done
as much as Mr. McBride in the matter of visiting the outlying parts of
the province. The popularity of the
McBride government was well shown
at the last election. No government
had taken greater care with respect
to legislation than the present one
had shown last session. The government fully realized its immense responsibilities.
Taking up the question of the
Prince Rupert charter, Mr. Manson
referred to some of the criticisms
levelled against the government in
the matter of the charter. He recalled the steps taken in framing up a
charter. It had been urged by some
extremists that he (Mr. Manson)
should have resigned when the charter was put through as it was. It
would be found that the government
had done nothing to Injure the city.
A good charter had been given. Premier McBride and the members of
the government were just as interested in the progress of the city as residents here were.
The reservation of water to the G.
T. P. was touched upon. This grant
had been arranged before incorporation for the G. T. P. The water was
only a temporary supply at best. Today there was no criticisms along
that line. It had been urged by some
here that the government would
never grant the record of water at
U'oodworth lake because some Conservatives were interested in a record
there. This Mr. Manson said he felt
would always be preserved for Prince
Rupert by the government. This
had been done. (Applause.)
Changing Grades
On the matter of changing grades
it was wise that the Lieutenant-Gov-
ernor-in-Council should approve of
any changes before being allowed.
It was a wise provision because it
Insured against making changes
without the fullest consideration being given.
The government had refused to
grant a liquor plebiscite in the char
ter on the ground that it was something that was not given to other
municipalities. Other point had
been refused which were regarded as
advanced legislation, such as the re-
eal' and referendum. The government, did not wish to pass hastily upon these matters. The Union of B. C.
Municipalities deal with all these
matters of new legislation and ft was
thought that body might deal with
these as desired.
The Tsimpsean Power Company's
charter was touched upon. The plans
of that company had to have the approval of the Lieutenant-Governor-
In-Conncil which was a safe assurance that the city's rights would be
protected. The city had also to pass
upon the plans for work upon the
Mr. Manson said he mentioned
these matters because he felt that it
was well when Mr. McBride was here
that he should know the criticisms
that were put forward.   As time went
Before leaving Prince Rupert last evening, Premier McBride expressed his deep appreciation, both on his behalf and for Mrs. McBride,
of the kindness shown him during liis stay in the city. The forty-eight
boms spent here, lie said, had been one succession of kindnesses shown
to himself and his wife and he WOllld never forget It,
The Premier certainly was shown that lie had a strong hold upon the
affections of the people of this new north. The North is noted for its
hospitality and with a man like Premier McBride In whom is exemplified
the very soul of good fellowship! it was but natural that (he city should
lie thrown wide open  to him  and to his popular and Harming wife.
On arrival of the Prince Rupert the Premier and .Mrs. McBride were
met on board by William Manson, M.P.P., and Mrs. Mnrson, the members
of th(! Conservative Association of the city of Prince Rupert, Mayor Stork
and the city aldermen, representatives of the Grand Trunk Pacific,
and many prominent citizens. Making their headquarters at the Premier Hotel, they were not permitted to remain idle very much of the
time of their visit, .
Th Premier was kept quite busy during the whole time, meeting
delegations and looking into local conditions, while the evenings were
given to gatherings. Mrs. McBride spent Wednesday afternoon calling
on different friends, and on Thursday met still more of these, the afternoon being devoted to a reception in the Prince Rupert club, which was
kindly placed at the disposal of the ladies for the occasion. Mrs. Manson,
wife of the local member, Mrs. Stork, wife of the mayor of the city, and
Mrs. McMullin, wife of the government agent, acted as a reception committee. The opportunity was embraced by a very large number of the
ladies in the city to meet Mrs. McBride.
Among those present at the reception tendered to Mrs. Richard McBride, wife of Premier McBride, were the following: Mrs. William Man-
son, Mrs. (Mayor) Stork, Mrs. J. H. McMullin, Mrs. (Judge) Young, Mrs.
(Aid.) Mclntyre, Mrs. (Aid.) Hilditch, Mrs. (Aid.) Smith, Mrs. (Aid.)
Pattullo, Mrs, (Aid.) Naden, Mrs. G. D. Tite, Mrs. O. H. Nelson, Mrs. W.
E. Williams, Mrs. M. Bondeaux, Mrs. Chas. Wark, Mrs. W. H. Humble,
Mrs. J. W. Austin, Mrs. (Capt.) Johnson, Mrs. 3. Y. Rochester, Mrs.
(Capt.) Robertson, Mrs. A. T. Parkin, Mrs. 1). MrD. Hunter, Mrs. J. F.
Ritchie, Mrs. Director, Mrs. Cohen, Mrs. AV. E. Burritt, Mrs. (Dr.) Clayton, Mrs. (Dr.) Cade, Mrs. P. I, Palmer, Mrs. J. E. Gilmour, Mrs. J. G.
Weston, Mrs M. M, Stephens, Mrs. C. H. Suwle, Mrs. Corr, Misses Dunn,
Ray, Mercer, Sawle, Rochester, Proud, Stewart, and many others.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Fred Ritchie entertained the Premier and Mrs. McBride and a small party at lunch yesterday at noon. The invited guests
were: Hon. Mr. McBride and Mrs. McBride, Bishop l)n Vernet and Mrs.
I)u Vernet, Mr. William Manson, M.P.P., and Mrs. Manson, Judge Young
and Mrs. Young, Mr. J. Y. Rochester and Mrs. Rochester, Mr J. H. Bacon
and Mrs. Bacon, J. H. McMullin and Mrs McMullin.
Yesterday afternoon, after meeting the city council, Premier McBride
was invited to the Kuicu Island Club, where lie u " ma. • welcome by n
large number of the members. J. Roerig, the president, in a well worded
speech, extended a hearty welcome to him, while George Tite presented
him with a life membership certificate engraved on silver mounted in
a moose skin cover beautifully embellished.
The Premier expressed his appreciation of the honor done him and
expressed tile hope that he might come here to live, as he felt that with
all the promise that Prince Rupert had, he should not miss all the good
things. If he cnine lie wanted to be allowed to bear his part as an
ordinary member in  maintaining the club, with which ho was delighted.
The steamer was held last evening until nearly midnight to allow
"McBride to finish his work" in tb o city. When he left even nt that
late hour the steamer quit the wharf with renewed cheers for the Premier and the singing of "For lie's a Jolly good fellow," and "We're here
because we're here."
Questions Affecting City Were Taken up
With Premier
Head   of  Government .Meets  Mayor
and Aldermen Very Fairly on all
the Points  liaised
(Continued on Page Three)
Conservative Association Smoker to Hon.
Richard McBride was
a Success      .
The Greatest Enthusiasm   Prevailed
Throughout   the  Gathering—
Ringing Speecli by Leader
The smoker given in Mclntyre's
hall last evening was In every respect
a grand success. The hall was filled
with supporters and friends of the
government of Mr. McBride, and
with an abundance of good cigars
there was nothing lacking to make It
A. Carss presided and a program
largely informal and improptu in
character was carried out. Short
speeches of an Improptu order were
given by William Manson, M.P.P.
Aid. Hilditch, Thomas Dunn, M. M.
Stephens, G. R. T. Sawle, J. R. Beat-
tie, O.  H.  Nelson, H.  H. Clarke, A.
J. Prudhomme, Aid.  Mclntyre.
Mr. Archer contributed recitations,
while Gray's orchestra was present
and gave a good programme ot
music. Little Miss Gray contributed
Scotch   dances,   Mr.   Hickman   sang,
(Special to The Journal)
Nome, Nov. 4.—A terrific surf
without wind has swept the
beach and across the Nome
sand spit. There has been destroyed two houses, fifteen
cablne and great damage has
been done to the shipping.
and Miss McLaughlin also contributed a vocal selection.
The event of the evening of course
was the speech of Premier McBride,
who was In excellent form and went
fully Into the history of his administration.    He advised all who were
(Continued on Page Eight)
For about three hours yesterday
afternoon Premier McBride sat with
the council In the city hall and discussed various questions affecting
Prince Rupert. The keen interest he
showed in every one of them and the
care he took to gt th most exact
knowledge on every point delighted
the members of the council. At times
he was able to interject a little advice
which appeared to be taken in the
very best of spirit by His Worship the
mayor and the members of the city
council. At every stage of the proceeding the Premier showed hlg
abounding faith in the prospects of
the city and a disposition to assist In
every way possible to develop the
His Worship in opening explained the object of the meeting. He referred to the fact that the council
had asked for a water record on
Woodworth Lake. This was of vital
Importanre to the city r.nd on behalf
of the council he wished to thank
the government for the grant. It
was a necessity and the city apro-
eiated the grant which the government, of Mr. McBride had made for
the benefit of the citizens.
City Hnll Site
His Worship then referred to the
need of a city hall. A jail and police
quarters was being occupied by the
kindnesB of the    government.     The
Preparations are on Foot for an Elaborate
Reception of
William   Tcinplenian   Arriving
at Victoria Today, it is
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Nov. 4.—Elaborate Preparations are under way to welcome
the cruiser Rainbow due at Esquimau on Monday. Hon William Tem-
pleman, representing the Dominion
government, is expected today to represent the Dominion Cabinet at the
The city council will entertain the
(Special to The Journal)
Cape Town, Nov. 4.—H.R.H.
the Duke of Connaught, opens
the first union parliament of
South Africa today. He will
afterwards visit the chief
cities in the union.
*   *   * *
(Continued on Page Four)
officers of the cruiser at a banquet
In the Drill Hall on Wednesday.
There will be reception functions
by all the representative bodies and
the preparations are for a most cordial reception.
The loss of the Imperial navy from
Bsquimalt, both In a social and a
business sense, was severely felt In
Victoria. The arrival of the firBt of
the Canadian navy will be made the
occasion of great rejoicing.
Premier Gives Good Advice to the City Council and
Proffers His Services to Assist in Bringing
About a Settlement in the Assessment
Dispute With the G.T.P.
Probably of all the acts of Premier
McBride while In the city, the one
that reflected the character of the
man more than any other was his at-
be completed and must, play Its part
In the development of the country.
He had looked into the matter of
taxation  from the  provincial stand-
tempt to bring about a conciliatory j point, and while he might have felt
feeling between the G. t P. and the that the company had to come
city council. While it is denied that through British Columbia taxes
there is any animosity between the | might  be collected  on the right-of-
two bodies, there Is nevertheless a
gulf existing that it seems difficult
to bridge. The Premier took occasion
to give good advice and to place himself at the disposition of the council
to aid in any movement looking to an
adjustment of the assessment difficulty.
At the close of a conference with
the city council on matters affecting
Prince Rupert, the Premier said he
wished to speak about another subject before he left. This was the
question of the G. T. P. assessment.
Mr. McBride said he had had considerable correspondence with the G.
T. P. on the subject. "The assessment was made by Mr. Cuthbert,
your official, appointed by the government," said Mr. McBride. The
solicitor of the company said he had
no opportunity to appeal. The government had been deluged with complaints from the company as to the
excessive assessment. Before incorporation the company had asked for
municipal and provincial exemption
The Premier said that in view of the
fact that there was no municipality
then this might stand over.
Partners  in   City
Considering the fact that the G. T.
P. was so much involved in the city
of Prince Rupert, it would he good
policy as far as consistent with the
progress of the city and without in-
terferring with any industries In the
town to work in harmony with the
company, and not at arm length.
They were partner?. If the partners
quarrelled the business could not
prosper as well as could be expected.
Air. Hays explained that his company was ready to make very large
expenditures on terminals and hotel
buildings, yet he conld not advise his
board to go ahead with this while the
question of assessment stands open,
n the east many large holdings were
entirely exempted. The railway company would be compelleu t-. >l>(uu
large sums to complete their plans.
It was no business of the provincial government, said Mr. McBride,
to interfere in a matter that affected
the city, but as one who had had
some part In the city's affairs, he
felt the city might well act generously. He did not act for the railway
company. The railway was not expecting charity. He felt as a friend
of both sides that If a settlement
could.be affected It would he an advantage.
The municipality was master of
the situation. The provincial government was not. going to step in and
take that responsibility. The responsibility was with the city. If 1).'
could be of assitsance, however, he
would like the city to feel he was al
their command. He felt the assessment of the G.T.P., which represented about fifty per cent of the total
of this city, created a ground of complaint by the company.
G.T.P. and Canada
The G T. P, was a part of Canada.
It mattered not what party was In
power at Ottawa, the G. T. I
way from the foothills of the Rockies
to the coast, yet he felt that in view
of the great national undertaking
that was represented, this would not
be a wise policy. He had, therefore,
granted exemption from taxation on
the right of way The council should
look at this matter in the broadest
He wanted the council to regard
him as their friend.
Information Given
Aid. Pattullo said  he thought the
(Special to The Journal)
Victoria, Nov. 4.—Approximate estimates by independent adjusters now adjusting
the loss from the recent fire
place the Insurance loss at
$850,000, and the actual
property loss over a million,
probably In the neighborhood
of  $1,250,000.
Premier was hardly informed correctly on some points and wished the
mayor to explain the whole situation.
The Premier then referred to some
correspondence on  the matter.
.Mayor Stork recalled the history
of the trouble. He had first been in-
formed of there being trouble by .Mr.
Bowser In Victoria. In Vancouver
by request, he and Aid. Barrow met
Mr. Hays. Later when they met Mr.
Hays in Prince Rupert, Mr. Hays said
he was displeased. The mayor said
lie informed him the council took no
responsibility for the assessment. He
offered to put a proposition to the
people, but Mr. IImv.s would have
nothing to do with that,
A Contiast Offered
The Premier pointed out that in
submitting such a proposition the
company might well feel fearful unless the council would be agreeable
to endorsing the proposition.
The Premier pointed out that if
the company was not here and offered to come in and asked for exemption the exemption would be given
"I believe you are as much entitled to give that exemption ns
we are," he said. "We had to spend
vast, sums to provide roads, etc., as a
result of the opening up of the conn-
try by the G.T.P."
In reply to Aid. Hilditch, Mr. McBride said he would say most assuredly that tin' proposition should
come from the company. The city
was in no wise suppliants In the case.
Aid Hilditch contended thai the
G. T. P. had made a lot of money
out of the sale of lots.
Mr. McBride said the company was
going to put it all back. No matter
of etiquette should stand In the way
of a settlement. The people were the
Judges and he would be very loath to
advise the government at Victoria
must'taking part  in  the  matter.
The Swanson Bay Lumber company intend to open an office here In
the near future according to advices
contained In a letter written to
the city council which was read at
the meeting on Wednesday evening
The company requested that it should
be considered In any lumber contracts for the electric light building.
The matter was referred to the light
and telephone company.
Mrs. W. M. Law returned to the
city on Wednesday after a visit In
the south.
Viscount Morley Retires From Office
of Secretary for India
(Special to The Journal)
London, Nov. 4.—Viscount Morley
has  retired  from  office as secretnry
for India.    He has  been  succeeded
by Earl Crewe.
Lewis  Harcourt   has   been   named
the new colonial secretary.
John Dorsey, of Able-mere, hai returned from the south.
Friday, November 4, 1910.
Americans are Rushing to the Lands of
the Prairies in Large
Splendid Class of Citizens Thus Find
Homes on Canadian
Anieiican farmert with cipilal
totalling $1,5)0.000, pnosed through
the Dor.iinloi' government immlgra-
ti n office i" Ft. I attl, Minn., bound
for Northwestern Canada, and most
of them for Alberta, during the
mouth of June last, acceding to a
statement made to the Edmonton
Journal by Edmund T. Holmes, Do
minion government agent at St. Paul,
who was a visitor to that city.
The statement of Mr. Holmes furnishes concerte evidence of the afct
that the great majority of American
farmers who are coming across to
Canad to setatle are well off. Be the
sum small or great, scarcely an
American settler passes through the
Canadian office in St. Paul bound for
northwestern Canada, who has not
> some capital in his pockets, capital
that he has accumulated on his small
farm in the northwestern states, and
that he is preparing to invest in
Western Canada lands.
St. Paul is the great gateway
through which the hundreds of
American settlers are pouring Into
the Canadian West, and Mr. Holmes
has his offices located directly in the
path of these hundreds, who, bound
for the union station in St. Paul to
entrain for Canada, pass through his
office where they secure their one-
cent-a-mile certificates.
Mr. Holmes has passed hundreds
of healthy, wealthy Americans on
their way this past summer, to western Canada. Many of them purchased tickets over the Canadian
Northern railway to Alberta.
"I could scarcely give you an accurate estimate of just how many
settlers I have sent to Canada in the
past year," said Mr. Holmes this
morning. "They are passing through
my office night and day, the year
round. This year considerably over
100,000 American farmers have come
to Canada and a great number of
these have passed through my office
I can safely say, too, that I have sent
a very large number of them to AI
berta, for I like Alberta; I have
known it for the past fifteen years
and when I send settlers up here I
know what I am sending them to."
Mr. Holmes has been Canadian
government agent at St. Paul for 13
years. Twelve years ago he brought
125 .Minnesota editors through the
west, and visited Edmonton, then a
small village. Since that time he has
been making periodical trips into the
west, but this year is spending several weeks In getting thoroughly acquainted with all the new districts
that are being opened up in Alberta
and Saskatchewan.
American farmers are not coming
lo Western Canada merely to get a
lot df land cheap, according to Mr.
Holmes. They are coming to help
build up a good country and to become British subjects and good Canadian citizens.
"Do you know that the system of
politics in the United States has a
good deal to do with driving many
farmers to Canada? They have become dissatisfied and disguested with
political conditions over there, and
ore coming to a country wheret hey
feel that they will- be free from any
political injustices.
"And let me toll you that there
•will be no better Canadian citizens
.than these same American farmers.
Annexation? No. The American farmer who comes to Canada does not
want annexation. As a matter of fact,
a good many of those who come over
here would oppose annexation. Were
a vole on annexation to the United
Stales be taken in Canada today, 90
per cenl of the Americans who are
living here would vole against it.
"Another thing that the American
farmer gets in Canada that he does
not gel in the stales, and that Is
proper protection under the banking
system. There is no protection for
the ordinary depositor under the
United tates banking system.
"The reclamation service Is doing-
no barm to the immigration of Americans to Canada. All those stories
they publish about the Americans returning from Canada were absolutely false. Only 180 farmers returned
to the states during the past year,
and 52 of these went back to bring
their families Into Canada.
"I only wish we had an exhibit
like that at St. Paul," said Mr.
Holmes, referring to the exhibit in
the board of trade rooms, which he
visited. "That is the finest exhibit I
have seen in any board of trade of
flee In the west."
President Mackenzie Does Not Propose to do us Reported
William Mackenzie, president of
the Canadian Northern railway, on
his way back from the Pacific coast
was interviewed in Edmonton relative to his plans for railway construction north of that city.
Prsident Mackenzie merely laughed when referred to the published report of the likelihood of the Canadian Northern taking over and
constructing the Alberta and Great
Waterways Railway He holds something of the same opinion regarding
that project as does his partner, D. D.
.Mann, who expressed his sentiments
in the matter very strongly when
here some months ago, says the
Edmonton Journal.
It is a well-known fact that the
Canadian Northern have now survey
parties In the field locating their
North ^attb ■ rd line, which is to
c'tne't with the Mtrinville line, and
which will serve much or the country through which it ■> is "De proposed to run the great Waterways railway.
Imports  and  Exports  to   and
This Country
Interesting   Figures   Gleaned   From
Blue Book Issued by the
Study of Subject Is Made And Interesting Results Revealed
Learning is the great problem in
all human psychology, and any facts
we can gather about the way the
animals learn will be helpful to us.
We can find such facts only by resorting to experiment. We choose
some problem for the animal to
solve, writes Prof. J. B. Walker in
Harper's Magazine.
He must raise a latch, pull a
string, slide out a bar, or thread a
maze, before the goal is reached—
namely, before the food can be obtained! The animal, like the human
being in this respect, will work at a
problem only so long as it compels
his interest. We must keep his interest by providing a stimulus. This
stimulus may be food, escape from"
confinement, punishment for wrong
action, etc. So long as we keep the
stimulus constant, the animal will
work steadily at the task from day
to day.
By such experiments we have
established the fact that when
animals learn to open doors, run
mazes, etc., by their own unaided
efforts, they achieve the first success
in nearly all cases by some happy
accident. If a rat Is hungry and
is confined in a large cage with a
small box containing food which it
can get access to only by raising a
latch, it begins its task by the display of a repertoire of instinctive
acts, common to every member of
the rat family. It runs around and
over the box, gnawing the wires,
pushing into every mesh of the wire
with its nose, clawing, etc.
The random instinctive exercise of
energy results in the knowledge of
the fact that the door of the box is
the only moveable portion. The rat's
activity becomes centered here.
Since the latch is attached trt the
small door the chance has rapidly become better that some movement
of the rat, such as butting or clawing, may raise the latch from the
In a period of time, which may
vary from two minutes to twenty, or
even longer, this happy accident will
occur, the door will then fall open,
and the rat gets the food. Will the
animal on the second trial run immediately to the latch and raise it?
I have seen many records, not only
upon the rat, but upon other animals
as well, which show that such is not
the case.
The individual animal may take
longer on the second trial than upon
the first, but the average of the second trial of a number of animals
will be shorter than the average of
the first. On successive trials the
time of success gets shorter, until
finally the animal will open the latch
as soon as confronted wllh the box.
This is the type of hundreds of similar experiments which have been
made upon animals ranging in development from Ibe monkey to the
Most, of the numerous acts of the
trained animals on the vaudeville
stage are acquired in this way. Such
a mode of learning is the rule, and
any higher method (so-called "reasoning" is an exception so rare that
it is doubtful if it exists.
Consul Isaac A. Manning, of La
Guayra, reports that the government
of Venezuela has cancelled a concession granted January 14, 1908, to
Narclso Seldlvla, who In turn had
ceded It to Dr. Fafael Garblras Guzman, for the exploitation of asphalt
deposits In the municipality of Cano
Colorado, district of Monagas, State
of Bermudez, because the concessionaries have not recorded maps of
the deposits as required by the contract.
Part two of the annual report of
the trade and commerce department
gives some illuminative statistics
with regard to the increase in Canada's trade with the four principal
countries with which the Dominion
does business—Great Britain, the
United States, Germany and France.
With Great Britain, Canada's total
trade during the last fiscal year increased by $41,011,871; with the
United States, the increase was $66,-
955,610; with Germany, $2,981,449;
with France, $1,606,649.
Last year Canada imported merchandise for consumption from Great
Britain to the value of $95,666,004,
an increase of about twenty-five millions over the preceding twelve
months. Exports totalled $149,630,-
488, an increase of over sixteen millions.
From the United States last year
Canada bought goods to the value of
$233,071,155, or about 250 per cent
more than from Great Britainfl The
increase as compared with the preceding fiscal year was nearly fifty
millions. Of the imports from the
United States $118,834,173 were
dutible and $98,568,242 were free.
Exports, exclusive of coin and bullion, which decreased by four millions, totalled $110,614,327, an increase of nineteen millions. The
total trade with the United States
last year was $352,221,327, as compared with a total of $245,313,984
with Great Britain.
Trade with Germany amounted to
$10,459,455, imports increasing by
nearly two .millions and exports by
one million.
With France our total trade was
$12,811,551, imports increasing by
two millions and exports decreasing
by nearly half a million.
Under the operation of the new
French and German trade treaties
with these two countries this year is
showing a very large increase.
For the first half of the present
fiscal year Canada's trade increased
by nearly fifty-six millions, or eighteen per cent, as compared with the
corresponding six months, from April
to September Inclusive last year. The
half year's trade totals $360,274,-
850, or over sixty-six millions more
than the total annual trade of the
Dominion when the first Fielding
tariff came into force thirteen years
ago. The monthly increase is averaging more than nine millions ove!
the record figures of last year.
Imports for the six months ending
with September totalled $223,464,-
221, an increase of $50,263,789, as
compared with the first half of the
last fiscal year. Imports for the lasl
month amounted to $38,861,256, an
increase over the same months last
year of  $8,414,817.
Exports of domestic products for
the six months totalled $127,526,-
432, an increase of $7,041,177. September exports of domestic products
totalled $24,110,936, an increase of
The customs revenue for the half
year totalled $35,327,795 an increase
over last year of $7,041,177.
An additional evidence of the
rapid commercial development of the
country is shown by the fact that the
importation of coin and bullion for
the six months totalled $4,410,952,
as compared with $1,550,987 for the
corresponding period of last year.
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper Will Not
Join Forces Willi Sir Wilfrid
A Montreal despatch says Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper laughed
heartily at a story that, he was to forsake the Conservative party and join
hands with Sir Wilfrid Laurier. -The
paper added that Sir Charles was in
close conference with Sir Wilfried at
the Windsor Hotel this morning.
"The day I am seen working with
Sir Wilfrid Laurier," said Sir Charles
"for the benefit of the Liberal party,
you may look for the end of the
Sir Charles said he is out of politics, and is on his way to Nova Scotia.
He stated the health ofh is father
was remarkably good, and that he
would not die while the grits were in
power in Canada.
A resolution advocating the fortnightly washing and disinfecting of
all mail bags has been passed by a
conference of Irish post office clerks.
Discovery is Made by Lady on ntatl
of Harvard University
Mrs. Williamina Fleming, of tin
observatory staff of Harvard university, has just discovered a new star
in the constellation of Sagittarius.
Mrs. Annette M. Mills left last
week for China after persuading the
Board of Foreign Missions of the
Presbyterian church to take under its
control the school for deaf and dumb
Chinese children which she established. It is the only school for deaf
mutes in China.
Queen Victoria of Spain has just
had bestowed on her the honor of
the Cross of Public Benevolence by a
unanimous vote of the Spanish Council of Ministers because of the relief
she gave to the soldiers wounded at
Melilla, and also to the widows and
orphans of soldiers.
Lady Stout, wife of Sir Robert
Stout, Chief Justice of New Zealand
says that the infant death rate is
lower in her country than in any
other place in the world except Victoria. According to her statistics 214
babies die before they are one year
old out of every 1,000 born in Hungary; in Germany, 190; in France,
149; in England and Wales, 174;
in Scotland, 125; in New Zealand,
77; in Victoria, 70. Lady Stout also
says that before the granting of
equal franchise to the women of New
Zealand and Victoria, the birth rate
was very low. For the first few years
after the decline continued, then the
birth rate took an upward turn,
which has continued ever since until
now it is higher than that of England
and Wales. These are, in Lady
Stout's opinion, two strong arguments In favor of equal franchise.
Mrs. John Curran of St. Louis,
president of the Woman's Missouri
Development association, is working
hard to have the 12,000,000 acres of
unfilled fertile land in her state
brought into cultivation. One of the
means by which she hopes to accomplish this is by having agriculture,
at least the rudiments, taught in the
public schools. The association is
offering prizes to school children under 16 for the bet iss.iy on Mis-
mri a .,)   fer Ret)1 rces "
According to investigations made
by Miss Mar; Vap •vlerk, one woman
out of '\ey four in New York is a
wage-earner, and oaly 47 per cenl
of this army of workers -eceive more
than $6 per week.    Miss Van Kleck
Prince Rupert
Houses, Stores, Offices to Rent.
Real Estate       Exchange Block    Notary Public
is the secretary of the Woman's Committee of the Russel -age Foundation.
Miss Sheila O'Neil recently showed
and explained in Londr.n a model of
a tandem monoplane which she has
just completed. This exhibition was
given under the auspices of the Woman's Aerial League of London. Miss
O'Neill is the only woman allowed
to drive a motor car in the Irish
reliability motor trials. She has won
many prizes in motoring, has patented several inventions, and is at present perfecting a new splash device
for motors. She went out as a nurse
during the Boer war and holds
medals from both the King and
Queen of England.
Company   Reported   to   Have   Been
Formed to Construct C. N. R.
A new construction company which
will take over all construction on the
main line of the Canadian Northern,
west from Edmonton, to the British
Columbia side, and at the head of
which will be Joe Mackenlze, son of
the president of the C.N.R., and C. J.
Merry, of Winnipeg, a brother-in-law
of the president, is reported to be In
process of organization.
Mr. Merry has been for some time
connected with the Cowan Construction company, which does a great
deal of C.N.R. construction. Mr. Mackenzie has also been In the construction business. The two men made a
trip west over C.N.R. work recently
and It is reported that the organization of the new company will be the
Should this new company takt
over the construction, they will work
west to the mountainsfl meeting the
Northern Construction company
gangs, which are now working north
from New Westminster and Kam-
loops. The McMillan Co., of Winnipeg, is now under contract for the
first 70 miles west of Edmonton, but
it is understood that the new company may take over construction next
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Premier Addresses
Citizens' Gathering
(Continued from Page One)
on there was found to be less reason
for objection to the charter.
Premier Speaks
Mr. McBride, in rising, was greeted
with prolonged applause. He said he
was glad to be able to carry out his
promise to visit Prince Rupert. As
the year had gone on he had found
a tremendous amount of business accumulating. It became necessary
for the ministers to remain almost
continually in the capital. The outlook for the promise was most promising.
He felt that the duty of the ministers was to meet as much as possible the residents of the province.
It was nurtually advan'ageous. Time
and time again matters were brought
up in meeting the citizens on the
spot. This would apply parti-ularly
to New British Columbia the great
new north, of which Prince Rupert
was the great commercial centre.
He had visited the hinterland
about Fort George. He had met with
a genuine surprise there. As promising as the coast was he believed
great Northern Cariboo would be as
potential as the coast. The day was
not far distant when a great commercial centre would be built there to do
a similar duty to the great northern
interior that Prince Rupert would
do for the northern coast.
He remembered when as a boy,
when the population of British Columbia was only about 10,000, the
vague ideas that prevailed as to the
province. The rain stories of Prince
Rupert today were nothing to the
stories of rain in the southern part
of the province which weie told in
the east in those days. The Conservatives, he lamented to say.had even
in those early days described the
province as a waste. (Laughter.)
Future Prospects
More accurate knowledge and the
projection of the G. T. P. had done
much to remove these impressions
about the north. This northern country could well uphold the reputation
it was gaining. The rich lands, the
metals and the fisheries were such
that it was impossible to prophesy
adequately what the future would be.
The need was for men and money.
The country would do the rest.
Referring to local matters, Mr. Mc
Bride said that surely Mr. Manson
did not expect to come back free
from criticism. He had himself met
with far less criticism than he expected. Criticism made men. Ha
referred to the fact that he was
pressed to resign regularly about five
times each parliament. He had never
done so. (Laughter.) He assured
Mr. Manson that this resignation
proposition was habitual.
The policy of the parliament was
to grant no special charters to municipalities. The policy was to bring
all the municipalities under the same
laws. It was a decided advantage.
New Westminster had had a special
charter. It had asked to come under
the general act and this had been
Vancouver would, he felt, follow
the same course. This was wise so
that, men everywhere in the province
would be living under the same charter of government municipally. The
special charter belonged to the days
of King John. Prince Rupert should
be in line with advancement and
have up to date government.
Charter Question
Prince Rupert represented by good
citizens asked special features. The
government gave in in some respects.
In others It could not. He was sorry
to see the representatives leave Victoria not altogether satisfied. It was
not always possible to give all that
was asked for. The government
gave favorable consideration to all
the essential features. Why should
it not do so? The government of
the province was there to help Prince
Rupert. Not a single act inimicle
to the interests of Prince Rupert had
the government done. The government had large interests here. They
were held by the government as the
trustees of the people of Prince Rupert as much as for the people of
the other parts of British Columbia.
There was valuable land still held
here. The government had expended a large part of the returns from
the sale of the lands here In Prince
Rupert. Still more would have to
be spent. Proper public buildings
would have to be provided, not as a
favor but as a duty. He would not
want to serve in the government to
hand out money as favors to the different sections. The government of
which he was the head could never
be charged with showing favor In the
supplying of needs.
Generous Grants
The government would have to
make generous grants for building
roads in this district.    In his travels
through the country he was impressed with the need of giving roads and
schools. (Applause.) The trimmings
and the luxuries would follow. The
government always kept that in mind
when it was necessary to cut down
the appropriations. The man that
went into the green timber was entitled to this. As the industrial hub
of Northern British Columbia, Prince
Rupert was entitled to have roads
that would enable the necessary development. The government was
taking pains to find where the best
trunk roadsvcould be built to serve
the public. The estimates for roads
a few years ago were a few hundred
thousands of dollars. This year It
was over $5,000,000, Today road
construction was a scientific study.
Good roads was a subject that
brought the greatest minds together
to discuss gradients, etc. Means
would not be spared to give this part
of the country excellent means of
transportation.     (Applause.)
Taking up the Tshnpsean Power
Company's charter. Mr. McBride explained that this company obtained
a private charter The granting of
tiitse charters were seldom made
i.arty measures. The Teinipsean
company advertised, came before the
House, and got the charter. Some
discussed that this might be an encroachment upon the municipal
rights of the city. It was never intended to be such and was never so
understood. Before the company
could enter into business here its undertaking had to be approved by the
Water Reserves
The people of this part of the
country here had no more right to
expect that all the water in the vicinity of Prince Rupert should be reserved for the future needs, of Prince
Rupert than other cities had to expect similar conditions. If it were
carried to its logical end all the
water of the province should be preserved for the probable centres of the
future. The history of municipal
government in this province had not
shown that public ownership of
utilities had been attended with the
greatest success. If the best development was to follow private
money for these enterprises should
not be shut out. These companies,
on the other hand, should be ready
to grant the municipality an opportunity to protect ttie rights of the
It was often a temptation to fight
big corporations, but in a country
like this capital was necessary. He
would, as a fellow citizen of British
Columbia, without reading a lecture,
advise the city to act with moderation in these matters.
He hoped the council had taken all
the time necessary to act with the
fullest consideration. A mistake now
was worse for the city than one ten
years hence. In all the affairs pertaining to the city, he advised taking
all the time for due consideration.
City's Growth
The history of western development warranted the belief that
Prince Rupert would make an advance that would far outstrip Winnipeg and Vancouver in material
growth. (Applause.)
If there was anything needed to
make the wheels of municipal machinery work more smoothly here he
was prepared to consider them. He
advised having ever in view the need
of keeping close to the general municipal government of the province.
Making reference to the vast majority which he had been given, he
felt that it was accidental not providential that the house was not entirely Conservatives. The government fiad been very careful with the
legislaion from the beginning which
was largely responsible for the majority returned last election.
Government's Record
In 1903 when the government
came into power, the province was in
bankruptcy. The banks told him
there was no credit. Today the government was in a position to nearly
pay off the entire indebtedness of
the province. With $8,000,000 avail-
ableln gold in the banks, the debts
could be wiped out. The standing
of the province in the money markets
of the world was equal to any other
part of the empire. Today the investors were anxious for investments
in British Columbia. He was glad to
see how the rise In values in real
estate in Prince Rupert had been attained so as to give a good demand
on the outside. The government had
a right to conserve and preserve
legitimate investments. They wanted
to make an Investor feel that his Investments were safe and by that
course had wem the markets of British Columbia for the Investors. Millions instead of going to Argentina,
to Chill, and elsewhere, was coming
to British Columbia. The reports
from the office of the agent-general
showed this. The effort was to make
this the safest investment In the
world. He had last election campaign  been  charged  with  being  the
friend of the speculators. All were
speculators. The pre-emptor did not
begin work until he was looking for
a buyer. The way the government
favored the speculator was to make
it safe for money to be invested here
and do the pioneer work. (Applause.)
Land Policy
In the matter of the lands surveyed at public expense, one-third was
reserved for sale, one-third for preemption and one-third for university
endowment. Besides this large tracts
had been set aside for homesteaders
alone free from all other reserves. As
far as he could find the present land
policy was a profitable one for the
country. It favored the homesteaders
and th investors. The government
here had never gone In for a colonization policy. He held they had no
right to give special privileges to any
corporations. Not a single corporation had any privileges with land
All got equal rights. He contrasted
the extravagant colonization policy
in Alberta.
He referred to the opening of the
greatest apple show in the world in
Vancouver in company wjith the Lieutenant-Governor of the province.
Nine years ago British Columbia was
not regarded as a fruit country. Now
the province won the best prizes in
the mother land against all other
sections of the British empire.
Seven years and a half ago the
lumber mills were pretty well closed.
The government's policy resulted in
millions of feet of lumber being cut
in British Columbia that previously
went to the United States. As yet a
start had only been made in this
policy. By large grants the government had taken pains to preserve the
timber from fire. Much more would
be don in this work. The timber
commissioners report would be forthcoming in a few days. It is held that
the timber values would advance
much in the next few years over that
of the last few years even. It was
hoped to frame a timber law that
would be the best in the world. The
timber alone would make British
Columbia the wealthiest community
in the world. (Applause.)
Timber  Industry
The mining Industry was referred
to. He instanced the complaints
that were made a few years ago
against the frequent changes in the
mining laws of the province. The
decision to maintain the laws unchanged had resulted in a restoration
of the industry.
Fisheries of Const
In the matter of fisheries the province was doing its best. The rich sea
farm right at the door of Prince Rupert would mean thousands of a population in the city. He instanced Sir
George Doughty's statement to him
that this was a most promising cn-
Mr. McBride took up the educational policy. This was one of the
greatest importance. Before the
provincity university was opened he
believed it should be a credit to Can-
ade. It should be equal to Toronto,
Mcill, Harvard, Cornell. The institution should be second to none under
the British flag. With the vast advantages that this province possessed, why should it not be so?
In closing he thanked the audience
for the patient hearing. He complimented the city on the reception giv-
:n to Sir Wilfrid Laurier. He was
deserving of it. He was a great Canadian and a clever statesman. As
Conservatives they might not agree
with his policy, but he had made a
name for himself that would live
through history. To Sir Wilfrid personally the G. T. P. was due. The
project had not been approved of by
all his colleagues, but Sir Wilfrid's
will prevailed and to him was due
the credit for it. "We Tories," said
Mr. McBride, "condemned the arrangement made. We still believe
it was not the best that could have
been arranged." Sir Wilfrid's policy
won and as loyal Canadians believing the majority must rule, they submitted to it. As a British Columbian he joined in commendation to
Prince Rupert for the way It showed Its loyalty to Canada by honoring
Sir Wilfrid.    (Applause.)
Commendation for Mr. Manson
He would be glad to come ba-k
next year. He had in Mr. Manson
one of the very best In the legislature. He had a reputation. He recalled Mr. Manson's previous experience in the legislature. It was a
calamity to all when he was defeated, but Prince Rupert and Skeena
was to be congratulated on gaining
a representative like Mr. Manson.
(Applause.) They might not all agree
with him but he was a conscientious,
and good man. He was pleased that
they had shown such confidence in
one of the best citizens of British Columbia—Mr. William Manson. (Applause.)
With the singing of "He's a jolly
good fellow," "God Save the King,"
and cheers for Hon. Richard McBride
the meeting closed.
Letter Heads, Envelopes,
Statements, Business Cards
Visiting Cards, etc., etc.
Prince Rupert Journal
NOTICE Is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislative Assembly of the Province of
British Columbia at its next Session
for an Act to incorporate a company
with power to construct, equip,
maintain and operate a line or lines
of railway of standard guage with
any kind of motive power for the
conveyance of passengers and freight,
and with all the powers contained
in the "Model Railway Bill": Commencing from a point at or near
Port Simpson, or Work Channel, In
the Coast District, British Columbia,
by the most feasible, desirable and
practicable route to a point on the
Eastern boundary of the Province of
British Columbia, via the South-west
side of Work Channel to the Skeena
River; thence up the North side of
the Skeena River to a point near
Hazelton; thence to the junction of
the Bulkley River; thence up the
right bank of this River eight (8)
miles to the Suskewa River; thence
up this River by a low divide to the
head of Babine Lake; thence to the
north end of Stuart Lake; thence
north of McLeod Lake to the Mis-
nichinca River; thence up the Mis-
nichinca River by Summet Lake to
Pine River Pass; thence north-westerly to head of Pine River, and down
this River to Moberley Lake; and
thence by the Peace River to the
Eastern boundary of the said Province of British Columbia; and with
power to construct, operate and
maintain all necessary bridges, roads,
ways and ferries; and to build, acquire, own and maintain wharves and
docks in connection therewith; and
to build, acquire, own, equip and
maintain steam and other vessels and
boats, and to operate the same on
any navigable waters; and with
power to build, equip, operate and
maintain telegraph and telephone
lines in connection with the said
Railway and branches, and to transmit messages for commercial purposes, and to charge tolls therefor;
and to generate and to sell electricity
for the supply of light, heat and
power; and with power to expropriate lands for the purposes of the
Company; and to acquire lands,
money bonuses, privileges or other
aids from any Government, municipal corporation or other persons or
bodies; and to levy and collect tolls
from all persons using, and on all
freight passing over any of such
roads, railways, ferries, wharves and
vessels built by the Company; and
with power to connect with and make
traffic or other arrangements with
railway, steamboat, or other companies:
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 11th
day of August,  1910
A1S.       Solicitors for the Applicants.
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, K. M. Mc-
Innes, of Prince Rupert, occupation
mariner, intend to apply for a
license to prospect for coal and petroleum on the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the south shore of Crow Bay,
thence north 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to post marked
K.M.McI.'s S.E. corner.
Dated August 18th, 1910.
Coast Land District—District of
TAT.!-: NOTICE that I, J. Adolpb
Perry, of Vancouver, B.C.. occupation
book-keeper, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the north bank of the
Skeena River, about a mile west of
Lot 31, thence north 40 chains,
thence east 80 chains to lot 31,
thence south 40 chains to bank of
Skeena River, thence west about 80
chains following north bank of
Skeena River to point of commencement,    and   containing    about    320
i. ADOLPH PERRY, Locator.
Wm. A. Roney, Agent.
Dated July 10th. 1910. Jy22
Coast Land District-—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, Mary M.
Roney, of Stillwater, Minnesota, U.
S.A., occupation married woman, Intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described landB.
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Skeena River at
the south-eaBt corner of Geo. T.
Church's pre-emption, thence north
40 chains, thence east 40 chains,
thence south to the bank of the
Skeena River, thence south-west following the Skeena River to the place
of beginning and containing about
120 acres.
MARY M. ROENY,  Locator.
W.  A.  Roney,  Agent.
Dated July 8th, 1910. Jy22
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, K. M. Mc-
Innes, of Prince Rupert, occupation
mariner, intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described
lands:-—Commencing at a post planted on the south shore of Crow Bay,
tnence north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to post marked
K.M.McI.'s S.W. corner.
Dated August 18th, 1910.
Skeena Land  District—District
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE  that Mary Smith,
of    Fort William, Ont.,    occupation
married woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 7 miles south of
the southeast corner of Lot 227, and
5%  miles west from the shore line,
thence   80   chains   west,   thence   80
chains south, thence 80 chains east,
thence  80  chains  north  to  point  of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that William
Hume Grant, of Stewart, B.C., occupation engineer, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a
post marked W.H.G.'s S.W. Cor., and
planted adjoining Alfred Manson's
corner post, thence 80 chains north,
along W. N. Harrison's west line,
thense east 80 chains, thence south
0 chains, thence west 80 chains, following Alfred Manson's north line to
point of commencement, and containing 640 acres, more or less.
Frank R.  Strolm, Agent,
Dated July 2, 1910. Jy22
Skeena Land  District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE    NOTICE    that    Frederick
Babe, of Fort William, Ont., occupation   barrister,  intends   to  apply  for
permission to purchase the following
described  lands:—Commencing at a
post  planted about five miles south
of the southeast corner of Lot 227
and two miles west from shore line,
thence 80 chains east,    thence    80
chains south, thence 80 chains west,
thence  80  chains north   to  point  of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that The Canadian
Fish and Cold Storage Company, of
Vancouver, B. O, occupation mercantile and manufacturing, intends
to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands: —
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of lot 34, Range 5,
Coast District, thence south 20
chains, thence east 40 chains, thence
north 25 chains more or less to the
shore line, thence following along
the shore line to the point of commencement and containing 90 acres,
more or less.
The  Canadian  Fish  &  Cold
Storage Company Limited.
J. H. Pillsbury, Agent.
Dated July 14, 1910. Jyl9-
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that The Canadian
Fish & Cold Storage Company Ltd.,
of Vancouver, occupation Mercantile
and Manufacturing, intends to apply
for permission to lease the following described land:—Commencing at
a post planted at high water mark
on the westerly side of Prince Rupert Harbor and distant about 110
chains from the north-east corner of
Lot 443, thence west 20 chains,
thence south 20 chains, thence east
5 chains, more or less to high water
mark, thence following along the
high water mark to the point of commencement and containing 20 acres
more or less.
The Canadian Fish and Cold
Storage Company, Limited,
J. H. Pillsbury, Agent.
Dated June 20th, 1910. Jyl2
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that James Murphy, of Fort William, Ont., occupation coal merchant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about five miles
south from the southeast corner of
Lot 227, and two miles west from
shtre line, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to
Coast Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, Ernestine'
A. Roney, of Prince Rupert, occupation married woman, intend to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the north
bank of the Skeena River about half
a mile south of Geo. T. Church's preemption, thence west 10 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence east
to the Skeena River; thence southwest following the bank of the
Skeena River to the place of beginning, and containing about 80
W. A. Roney, Agent.
Dated July 7th, 1910. Jy22
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte.
point   of   commencement, containing LUT^K.?   ,1?,?T,1.CE   tnat    t,le   Qneen
640 acres "|Charlotte Whaling Company Limited,
of  Victoria,  British  Columbia,  uccu-
atlon manufacturers, Intend to apply
permission  to  purchase  the  fol-
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Coast Land District—District of
Skeena—Range  Five.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Chas. F.
Perry, of Vancouver, B.C., occupation
contractor, Intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted on the north bank of the
Skeena river at the southwest corner of Lot 530, thence north
chains, thence west about 40 chains
to line of Cassiar Cannery, thence
south to the Skeena River, thence !
east about 40 chains following the |
shore of the Skeena River to the {
place of beginning, and containing
about 160 acres.
CHAS. F. PERRY, Locator.
R. F. Perry, Agent.
Dated Sept. 28, 1910. 018
Skeena Land  District—District of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE   that    Arthur    A.
Vickers,  of Fort William,  Ont.,  occupation agent, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about five miles south
from the southeast corner of Lot 227,
and two miles west from shore line,
thence west 80 chains, thence south
80 chains, thence    east    80 chains,
thence north 80  chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that John C. Murray, of Fort William,  Ont., occupation  capitalist, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following and
described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about five miles south
from the southeast corner of Lot 227
10 * and two miles west from shore line,
'thence west 80 chains, thence north
80   chains,     thence  east  80   chains,
thence  south  80  chains  to  point  of
commencement, containing 040 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
owing described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about fifteen
chains south of a small creek on the
west side of Rose Harbour, Moresby
Island, thence west forty chains,
thence north forty chains, thence
east forty chains, thence southerly
following the sinuosities of the foreshore line forty chains, to the point
of commencement.
Queen Charlotte Whaling
Company Limited,
Per Sydney Charles Ruck, Agent
Dated July 14th,  1910.
Rose  Harbour, Q.C.I.        , A5
Skeena  Land  District—District  of
Queen Charlotte  Islands
TAKE   NOTICE   that    Arthur   A
Wilson, of Fort William, Ont., occupation  banker,  Intends  to  apply  for
permission to purchase the following
described   lands:—Commencing  at a
post     planted   about.   7   miles   south
from the southeast corner of Lot 227
1 '/2  miles west from shore line,
thence west 80 chains,  thence north
80  chains, thence east    80    chains,
thence south  80  chains  to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, William
David Allen, of Victoria, B.C., agent,
intend   to   apply   for   permission   to
lease the following described land:	
Commencing at a post planted at the
northwest corner of Lot 542, Range
6 Coast (Skeena), thence east 60
chains to the Inner part of Klnnealon
Skeena  Land  District—District  of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Alexander C.
Moffat, of Fort William, Ont., occupa-
  itlon agent, intends to apply for per-
Marriages   of   minors   -r«    much ifHHl?? a*0,   p!lrcha^e   the   '""owing | Inlet, thence south 80 'chains 'to ou	
Marriages of minors -re much described lands:—Commencing at a'east corner of said lot thence west
more frequent in mining and manu-post planted about seven miles south'80 rhalns to westerly 'limit of said
facturlng than In agricultural dls- from southeast, corner of Lot 227 and !lot, thence north nnd'at right angles
trlcts. \\v-   mlIes  west  from     Bhore    line, |to the southerly limit of said lot to
thence east SO chains, thence north | tin shore l'.ne. thence north along the
180 chains, thence west SO chains, shore line of said Inlet to place of
ilhence  south   SO  chains  to  point  of  beginning: •    containing    about
ncres, more or' less.
The Australian Minister   of    Defense has offered $25,000 for the In- commenccment^contalning _6£0 acres
ventlon of an efficient aeroplane by
an Australian.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. 830
Robert Mason, Agent.
Dated Sept. 23. g.2S
Friday, November 4, 1910.
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Friday, November 4, 1910.
The criticism which tho Liberal
organ In the city had to offer with
respect, to Premier McBride showed
that there was assuredly a paucity
of grounds for criticism. To take the
Premier to task for not taking up at
a public meeting questions that were
to form the subject matter of a conference a few hours later with the
city council is surely an unfortunate
Had the Premier taken such a
course as is suggested he would
have been open to rather severe
criticism we believe. With a memo
of questions that he was asked to
hear the council upon, which had
been handed him by the mayor, surely he was not to be expected to give
an answer to them to the public with,
out waiting to hear from the council.
That would, indeed, have been a
breach that none but the critic groping desperately for a ground of complaint would ever have expected
him to take.
Among the public men of this
province there are none when the
occasion presents Itself that are better or fairer fighters than Premier
McBride. But the Premier does not
belong to the class that is ever seeking a fight He is a master in the
arts of peace, also, and knows well
the advantages of victories gained by
peace. When he sat in the council
chamber yesterday and advised the
council in the matter of a settlement
with the G. T. P., therefore his words
were of special importance. He made
it clear that his words were in the
way of advice, not in a dictatorial
No provincial premier has been
more ready to fight for provincial
rights against federal interference
than has Mr. McBride. Time and time
again he has taken the most determined stand on this point. He made
it clear to the council yesterday that
he was just as ready to defend the
cause of the rights of municipalities
to conduct their own affairs as far as
by statute and practice permitted.
There should be no interference with
the city in the conduct of affairs coming within the scope of its charter
and the municipal clauses act.
The advice of the Premier was un-
doubtedly given with a sincere desire to further the interests of tho
city, it will be well if the council
profits by it.
The Journal welcomes to the city
Mr. F. W, Cowper, the new editor of
the Optimist. Mr. Cowper has been
identified with the Toronto Globe,
and we hope his residence In the new
city may be of the most pleasant
The reply of the G.T.P. to the city
in the matter of assessment may perhaps be considered as a "feeler," just
in the same manner as the council
used the Board of Trade's proposal.
The attitude of Premier McBride
on public questions Is one which
could well be adopted by more of the
public men of the country He Is
ever frank and open in dealing with
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city wished to get a site and put up
a building thai would continue all
the needs. He specified the lots de-
siii-il, namely, on Market Place facing the terminus of Second avenue.
Mr. McBride wished to know If
this was the most suitable place for a
city hall.
His Worship said it seemed so.
Mr. McBride asked If they had
had some correspondence with the
government agent.
His Worship replied In the affirmative, but said nothing had been
Mr. McBride referred to correspondence on the subject. He had
referred the correspondence to the
lands department. With the change
of departmental heads nothing had
been done.    He wanted to know If
the city was ready for an immediate
occupation of the ground.
His Worship said they had plans
and were ready to go ahead with the
Mr. McBride said he would have
this taken up at once on his return.
It was necessary to have some place
for records, etc., where they would
be absolutely safe from fire.
Change of Grades
Col. Davis, the city engineer, was
asked to explain the reasons for asking for an alteration of the grade on
Third avenue and elsewhere. He
said that in planing the city no account was taken to provide for all
the excavation. In section one the
excavation exceeded the embankments provided by the grade by 20,-
ouO yards.
Mr. McBride thought the request a
very reasonable one.
Col. Davis said the work was well
done by the G.T.P. engineers, but
they had only about three weeks to
do it in.
Mr. McBride asekd if there was
any reason to believe any objection
might be raised to this.
In receiving an answer that all
owners have agreed to It, Mr. McBride said he would have the matter
attended to at once if the proper
memorandum were prepared. The
idea under the act was to prevent
any sudden change. This was a matter affecting the city mostly.
Col. Davis thought this was a wise
The question of compensation
which might be sought by a proprty
owner was raised.
Mr. McBride said that he was not
there as counsel, but if property was
not improved before the change was
made he thought it would be difficult for any one to establish a claim.
Government Wharf
When the question of a wharf for
civic purposes came up, it gave Mr.
McBride tn opportunity to go at some
length into the Government wharf
matter. He bad expected to have
had the wharf finished long ago, but
circumstances had arisen to prevent
this. He went into the history of
the project, stating that at first the
intentions was to spend $25,000 on
this wharf. It had been found advisable in order to meet what would
be the needs of the commerce In the
city to make very large increases
over this. The wharf would cost,
therefore, about $150,000, and when
completed would be the best on the
Pacific coast. Mr. Cameron, the contractor, assured him it would be completed now inside of five months and
then the city of Prince Rupert would
have a wharf that It might be proud
of. He had inquired into the causes
of the delay, and the government engineer, Mr. McLea, had explained
it was impossible to proceed faster.
He had replied that the cause of delay was because of the excessive
tides and the lack of workmen. The
government was as much chagined
at the delay as the city. He was glad
that the dock would be a credit to
the city.
On the question of the giving of a
portion of the wharf for city purposes, the Premier said this introduced
the question of a policy with respect
to the wharf—whether it would be
rented or managed as a government
wharf. This had not been decided
His own impression was that the
government might handle it directly
under employees. It could not be
conducted as a competitor with private enterprise, but under proper control so as to give returns for the
money invested he thought it might
be well handled to the advantage
of all.
Would Meet City
With respect to the city's request
for a place to land supplies, he felt
that it might be easily arranged in
the public interest to grant the right
to land at the wharf. If the council
would give him a memorandum of
exactly what it wanted he would have
it disposed of just as soon as the
wharf was ready.
Mr, McBride wanted information
as to the needs of disposing of garbage. When he learned that what
was wanted was a place to bring in
scows, he wanted to know where It
was wanted.
Aid, Hilditch snggestd that Cameron bay offered a site, but the G.T.P.
had closed it up. He thought a site
alongside the electric light plant was
His Worship thought a definite
proposition should be prepared.
Mr. McBride agreed with this. The
government was agreeable to helping
the city in every shape possible in
such matters. This brought up the
question of Cameron Bay being clos-
ed by the G. T. P. in putting in Its
right-of-way. The Premier said he
was informed by Mr. Tate that the
G. T. P.. had filed its plans with the
railway committee of the Executive
Council. He had been Informed by
Mr. Carss that Mr. Tate admitted before the railway council that this
was ot the case.    The opinion was
given by Mr. Carss that the railway
commission would give prompt decision as soon as the leases were issued and the matter would be settled. Mr. Tate must have been misinformed in the first instance.
Mr. Barrow referred to the fact
that there was no room left on the
waterfront for small craft in the way
of sheltered harbor. Hays Creek
should be kept open he thought.
Hays Cove
Mr. McBride thought that was the
intention of the cpmpany. The pro
vincial government could not inter
fere with the plans approved by the
the railway committee however. He
had sent volumes of telegrams to the
G.T.P. officials on the point oi keeping Cameron Bay open, but without
Aid Hilditch thought an assurance
from the Premier that the city would
he given waterfront on Cameron Bay
would result in the city taking more
interest in securing the opening up
of the bay.
Mr McBride did not think he
could give such an assurance now.
The city would by the general bene
fits to be derived be interested in
The subject of the taxation of city
lots still unsold was brought up for
Street Work
Mr. McBride asked what the na
ture of the work on the streets was
Aid. Lynch explained that all section one was made an area for local
Improvement. It would cost about
$10 a front foot.
Mr. McBride Inquired fully into
this, finding that sewering and sidewalks would be an additional charge,
and remarked that this would make
a pretty heavy charge.
Aid. Lynch said the property
would be increased to the value of
the  money expended.
"How many lots do you want us to
father," asked Mr. McBride.
Aid. Pattullo said about 160 lots,
he  thought.
Mr. McBride suggested it might be
good business for the government to
sell its lots. The government was
sort of privileged inasmuch as they
could not force them to pay taxes.
Aid. Barrow said they wanted
them to be put in the position of unprivileged parties.
After fuller discussion, Mr. McBride said it appeared they were
bringing a lot of pressure to, bear
upon the government to dispose of its
property. He supposed they desired
a settlement within about four or
five months. He felt that perhaps it
would be as well to have a sale quite
soon. Th government wanted to get
the very best out of the property
here. Th government, however, did
not want to stand In the way of the
development of the city.
On the subject of the desire for a
reserve along Hays Creek and Sha-
watlans Passage and along the
Shawatlans Lake, Mr. McBride said
the government has in view a rather
extensive scheme of park lands in
these reserves.
Mr. McBride said the government
was taking up the Acropolis hill matter with the G. T. P.
Incidentally in connection with the
question of charges made by the government against the city, the. Premier
said all the charges put In against
the city were for work performed.
Rights of Way
On the point of reservation for a
right-of-way along the course of the
water pipe from Lake Woodworth,
the Premier said he would make
necessary reservations for this work.
It was a reasonable request. In this
connection the city engineer also asked with respect to the reserve of the
watershed also, and the Premier after making Inquiries as to the land
.jelng all unalienated asked for a
blue print to be sent when it would
be reserved.
Cemetery Grounds
Mr McBride wanted to know If
the original plan to have the cemetery near the entrance to the harbor.
This would be a mistake, he thought.
It would not be the most Inviting.
The company, he believed, had in
view having a cemetery In the hands
of a company. For various reasons
it was wise to have a municipally
owned cemetery. He suggested that
they might look over the ground and
try to find a more suitable place.
Mr. Williams, the city solicitor,
explained that the city was applying
for a bill to authorize the issue of inscribed stock. It was the popular
method   now.
Mr. McBride asked if that could
not be embodied in the existing act.
Mr. Williams said this would suit
the city better.
On the point of consolidating debts
for the issuing of debentures, Mr.
Williams explained that this would
be a great convenience.
Mr. McBride asked for copies of
the bill as early as  possible.
The Premier then Introduced the
The British Columbia Company
DIRECTORS:—Reginald C. Brown, President; J. C. Maclure, Vice-
President; H. E. Marks, Managin g Director; Capt. E. Nash, William
McNair, R. A. Bevan, and P. C.  Williams, Secretary.      :-:      :-:
This Company acts as Executors,  Administrators, Transferees and
Secretaries to Public Companies.    Commercial, Industrial and other
business propositions underwritten.    Issues  made  on  the
London and New York Stock Exchanges.
Head Office for Canada, 203, 208, 210, 215 Carter-Cotton Building,
The Staneland Co. Ltd
Paint Supply House
of British Columbia
The Staneland Co. Ltd
836-840 Fort Street, VICTORIA, B.C.
Prince Rupert
For Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle
Connecting with all Eastern Points, THURSDAY, 8.30 P.M.
For Stewart.—Sails after arrival of the Prince Rupert Wednesday.
For Port Simpson, Naas and Stewart.—1 p.m., Monday.
For Porcher Island, Queen Charlotte City and other Moresby Island
points.—10 p.m. Thursday.
Tickets, reservations and Information   from
Freight and  Passenger Agent, G. T. P. Wharf.
Nabob Coffee
b            uDC
Celebrated Tea
3 lb. CAN
Five Rose Flour
49 lb. SACK
subject of the G. T.  P.  assessment
referred to elsewhere.
On the conclusion of the conference, His Worship expressed the
pleasure they had had at meeting
with him and discussing these subjects so fully.
The Premier said he was pleased
himself to meet with them and go so
fully Into the subjects. He wished
the council to always look upon the
government at Victoria as Its friend,
ready to assist in every way possible
to develop this great city.
A vote of thanks, proposed by Aid.
Naden, and seconded simultaneously
by Aldermen Smith and Mobley, was
Riga, Russia, population 365,000,
is to have a new central passenger
station with approaches, an Improved
custom-house quay, harbor exteniton
and ne wwarehouses.
Atlantic Steamship
Through tickets and excursion
rates to
England, France, Germany,
and all
Scandinavian Ports.
Call or write for rates to any
part of the world. I am also
agent for all American steamers
to and from Prince Rupert;
Northern Pacific Railway; Alaska Pacific Express.
General Steamship and Railway
Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C.
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
Office  in    the    Westenhaver  Block,
Over Orme's  Drug   Store.
Prince Rupert
WM. S. HAi^L, L. D. S. D. D. S.
:-: DENTIST :-:
Crown and Bridge Work a specialty.
All dental operations skillfully
treated. Gas and local anaesthetics
administered for the painless extraction of teeth. Consultation free.
Offices, Helgerson 3k., Prince Rupert
Brokers, Forwarding Agents,
Storage, etc.
Re-inforced Concrete a Specialty
Law-Butler Buildjng - Prince Rupert
The Thompson;;
Hardware Co.
—Second Avenue—
Paints. General Hardware,
Oils, Stoves and Ranges.
Clarmont Rooms
Sixth Avenue near Fulton Street
Comfortable, Homelike Rooms; Newly Furnished Throughout; Bath
Rooms   with   Hot  and
Cold Water
Kates, $3.00 n Week   and   Upwards
Sirs.   Annie   McGrath,   Proprietoress
The Roland Rooms
Splendid Accommodations
Newly Furnished
Hot baths;  right down town;  good
table board all round
Corner Eighth and Fraser Streets
Clinton Rooms
Newly   remodelled   and   furnished.
Board   and   lodging.   Home cooking
a specialty.    Mrs. Anderson, Prop.
Rooms, S3 Per Week
WANTED—To buy cheap lots la
Prince Rupert direct from owners.
Price must be right. Give description.
price and terms. Address X, Journal
Friday, November 4, 1910.
The future commercial centre and distributing point of the Bulkley, Kispiox and
Skeena River Valleys, is now platted and lots offered to the
investor on the most liberal terms.
Rogers' Addition to this new G. T. P. Town of Ellison is located on
high level land only seven blocks from the propsed station and depot
The G.T.P. Railway Company expects to reach this town early next
summer with the rails and property will then advance by leaps and bounds.
There Is no investment like Real Estate; It is safe, certain and profitable. We have all had this experience in the past and have but recently
experienced the marvellous increase made on investment here in Prince
Cash $10.00; Balance
Easy Payments
Another opportunity is now before you.    Do not fail to take advantage of this; get in on the ground floor and reap the benefit of advance.
A limited number of these lots are now offered at the low price of,
$100.00 TO $125.00
for corner lots
Size of lots are 33 by 120 feet, street alleys and  blocks all  conform
to the Main Townsite of Ellison.
The Christiansen-Brandt Company
Financial Agents
Corner 3rd Ave. and 5th St.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
To Arrive
Friday, Nov. 4.—Camosun from Vancouver.
Humboldt from Seattle.
Saturday, Nov. 5.—Princess Beatrice
from Skagway.
Prince  Albert from Queen  Charlotte City.
Sunday,    Nov.    6.—Camosun    from
Monday, Nov. 7—Prince Albert from
Princess Royal from Vancouver.
Tuesday, Nov. 8—Prince Albert from
Masse t.
Senator from Skagway.
Wednesday, Nov. 9.—City of Seattle
from Seattle.
Prince Rupert from Vancouver.
Thursday,    Nov.t  10.—Prince  Alber
from Stewart.
To Depart
Friday, Nov. 4.—Camosun for Stewart.
Humboldt for Skagway.
Saturday, Nov. 5.—Princess Beatrice
for Vancouver.
Sunday, Nov. 6.—Camosun for Vancouver.
Prince Albert for Stewart.
Monday, Nov. 7.—Prince George for
Princess Royal for Skagway.
Monday, Nov. 7.—Princess Royal for
Tuesday, Nov. 8.—Senator for Seattle.
Wednesday, Nov. 9.—City of Seattle
for Skagway.
Prince Albert for Stewart.
Thursday,  Nov.   10.—Prince Rupert
for Vancouver.
Prince Albert for Skidegate.
The Pacific Coast Steamship company's steamer Senator arrived at
this port late last night on her iniitial
trip from Seattle to Skagway in
place of the Cottage City, which has
been on that run all summer. The
Senator is a fairly large steamer and
has very suitable first class accommodations She was built about ten
years ago in New York City, being
intended for the Seattle-Nome trade
In the early days on which route she
was very popular. Since that time
she has been used in the winters to
take the place of the other Pacific
Coast steamers on diffrent runs during their annual overhauling. During
recent years she has been used on
such runs as between San Francisco
and Eureka; between San Francisco,
San Jose, Southern California points,
San Pedro and Mexican ports, and
lately between Seattle and San Francisco.
During the past sumemr she has
been plying between Nome and Seattle, where she took care of a great
deal of business which wag created
by the rush into the Idltarod"country On her last run from Nome she
experienced a very trying one-hundred mile gale, during which she lost
a great deal of the rigging, including
wireless apparatus and other important conveniences. She was repaired
immediately on arriving at Seattle.
The Senator will leave Seattle for
Skagway in place of the Cottage City
and City of Seattle of the dates Nov
1,  14, 25, and Dec. 8.
The City of Seattle returned yesterday afternoon from Skagway on
her last trip for the winter, and lias
gone south to go on the ways for
The Bruno arrived from Stewart
late last night just as the Senator
was coming in from Seattle. As
there was little room at the dock
for both, the race for first place caused considerable excitement, the Seattle boat winning out.
The Humboldt will arrive in Seattle this afternoon.
It has been customary for the
three companies, C.P.R., Alaska
Coast, and Pacific Coast, which have
stemers plying on the Alaska run, to
lay up one steamer for the winter
thus leaving only one steamer of each
company on the run. The C.P.R.
will run the Princess Beatrice to Alaska all winter, using the Princess
Royal on a southern run. The Pacific Coast company have taken both
their boats, the City of Seattle and
the Cottage City, off the run, and
have substituted the Senator in their
The Alaska Coast company's
steamers do not call at this port and
it is not known yet which one they
intend to run for the winter. The
Humbodlt Steamship company, which
also has one steamer, the Humboldt,
plying on that run, will continue to
run it all winter so far as can be
learned now.
The Senator was the first of the
Pacific Coast Steamship company's
steamers to be called after the title
of public men. The only other two
are the Governor and President,
which run between Seattle and San
The Senator had quite a number
of passengers from here for Northern
points. She will be back here on
her way south Tuesday next.
Japanese newspapers comment
bitterly against alleged Injustices
done to poaching schooners in Bering
sea by United States cutters and officials. The Nippon has a bitter complaint. It says the sealing schooner ToHai seized this season was arrested simply because a few fresh
lish were found on her decks. The
schooner was not guilty of poaching
on the sealing grounds, but because
a few fish were on her deck and were
inferred to have been taken in United
States waters she was seized, and
her crew of 38 fined $50 each, making a total of $19,000. They were
told If they wished to appeal they
must do so In 30 days and put up
$1,000 each. This being Impossible
they were Imprisoned. The Nippon
also states that the Tosa Maru was
fined $400 for not reporting when
calling In for water.
The Proposition of the Board of Trade
is Not According to
Council   Has   Received   Answer   to
Letter Sent to Charles M. Hays
On Assessment Subject
Yesterday afternoon, while the
mayor and aldermen were in conference with Premier McBride, a letter
was read from Chas. M. Hays, president of the G. T. P., addressed to
the city council. His Worship the
mayor explained that the letter
would be read at the evening sitting
and as the Premier was discussing
the subject of the assessment he
thought it might as wel be read there
so that he could have the benefit of
knowing what was in  it.
The letter of Mr. Hays was in reply to one sent by the council in
which the Board of Trade's proposition for a settlement was enclosed
and the attitude of the G. T. P. on
that sought.
The reply of Mr. Hays Is that the
proposition is not satisfactory to his
company. He would want a settlement to cover twenty years at leas".
He suggests as a tax on fie railway
property $5,000 per annum for that
period in lieu of all property used
for railway purposes. He was agree
able to all alienated lands being taxed as they were alienated. On the
point of the city hall, cemetery and
parks being turned over tj the city,
Mr. Hays suggested that at these
represented a value of about $215,-
000, some adequate compensation
should be made. He was ag.eeable to
joining with the government with
respect to turning over odd sections
In the city under proper conditions.
On the matte- of works Mr, Hays
was agreeable to begin work on the
round houses insofar as in the judgment of the company these were
necessary. The drydxd: was subject
lie explained, to agreem*-"- with the
Dominion government, and as soon
as arrangements wer> made work
could be started and prosecuted to
completion. lie wished this to be
exempt from taxation on -he same
basis as the other property.
The letter will be considered later.
Gen. Supt. Mehan of G. T. P. is Held
Up On Line
Owing to a rock slide at Mile 44
the G. T. P. service has been interfered with for two days. General
Superintendent Mehan, who went out
Monday morning to the end of the
track In his private car, was obliged
to remain owing to the slide. The
debris will be cleared away probably
It had been the Intention of the G
T. P. officials here to invite Premier
McBride to go out over the line for
some distance during his stay in the
city, but the accident Interfered
with these plans.
The city council has decided not
to approve of the Tsimpsean Power
& Light Company's request that the
plans for laying gas mains on the
city streets be approved of.
J. Lezinsky is being sought by the
city police. He Is believed to have
left the city on Saturday night for
Seattle. It Is alleged that he is short
in his accounts in the city, and a
charge of forging cheques is also
laid against him. He is being sought
in southern cities.
The November quarterly meeting
services will be conducted In the
Methodist church next Sabbath,
NoV. 6. Fellowship and sacramental
service at 11 o'clock and public reception of members at the evening
service at 7.30 o'clock. The pastoi
will preach in the evening on the
subejet "Church Membership." There
will be a meeting on Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock to organize a young
people's society to which all young
people and others interested in
young people's work are Invited. The
meeting will be at 8 o'clock.
Foley, Welch and Stewart Steamers Have
Completed Their
Splendid  Record  Made  by Theni  in
the Handling of Freight
on Skeena
The Foley, Welch & Stewart fleet
lias been withdrawn from the Skeena
for the season. Capt. S. B. Johnson,
who has charge of the shipping end
of the company's affairs, is having
the business wound up relative to
this department, and will then leave
for the south for the winter.
Yesterday the Distributor, Oml-
neca, Operator, Conveyor and Skeena
were all hauled out on the ways of
the company on Dlgby Island, when,
they will spend the winter.
Tho records for the season just
closed shows some Interesting facta
relative to the amount of freight that
was handled by the company from
this port. The Distributor and
Omlneca have been in commission
sineo .May 15, and have made thirty
trips each. The Operator went Into
commission on April 25, and made
forty trips. The Conveyor went into
commission March 1, and made
thirty-four trips. The Skeena went
into commission February 19, and
made forty-nine trips.
About 25,000 tons of freight were
delivered to the camps, including
nine steam shovels, engines and cars,
a large compressor plant for Kltselaa
tunnel, also the complete plant fot
the construction of the Skeena crossing bridge. About 5,000 tons of this
Including three steam shovels, was
transferred at Kltselas during high
water. The four large steamers
each covered over 10,000 miles during the season.
No serious accidents of any kind
occurred during the season, and no
delays were experienced with break
downs in machinery, which Is considered a god record for a fleet plying on such a river as the Skeena.
All camps have been fully supplied
with provisions and material for construction work during the winter.
Next years business will, in all
probability, be handld from the end
of the G. T. P. track above Kitselas
Municipal Notice
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of
the Municipal Corporation of the City
of Prince Rupert intends to make the
following local improvements: —
A 16-foot plank roadway on
Fourth avenue, from McBride street
to the junction of Fifth avenue and
Hay's Cove Circle, and to assess the
final cost thereof upon the property
fronting or abutting thereon, or to
be benefitted thereby, and that a
statement and diagram showing the
lands to be so especially assessed
for the said improvements or work
is now filed in the office of the City
Clerk and is open for inspection during office hours.
The estimated cost of the work is
Dated at Prince Rupert this 4th
day of November, 1910.
Wm. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Engineer. N4-8
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of
the Municipal Corporation of the City
of Prince Rupert intends to make
the following local improvements: —
A 16-foot plank roadway on Ambrose avenue from the junction of
Sixth avenue and Hay's Cove avenue
to the junction of Sixth avenue and
Donald street, and to assess the final
cost thereof upon the property fronting or abutting thereon or to be benefitted thereby, and that a statement
and diagram showing the lands proposed to be so especially assessed for
the said Improvements or work Is
now filed In the office of the City
Clerk and is open for Inspection during office hours
The estimated cost of the work Is
Dated ut Prince Ruperl this 4th
(jay of November, 1910.
Win. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Engineer. N4-8
"Tenders for plank roadway, etc."
will be received by the City Clerk until Monday, November 14th, 1910,
twelve o'clock noon, for: —
The construction of a 16-foot
plank roadway on Eighth avenue, between McBride street and Hay's Cove
Plans, profiles and specifications
may be seen and form of tender obtained at the office of the City Engineer, from 10 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Wm. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Bnglneed. N4-8-11
TAKE NOTICE that the Council of
the Municipal Corporation of the
City of Prince Rupert intends to
make the following local improvements:—
A 16-foot plank . roadway on
Eighth avenue, from Fulton street
to the intersection of Eighth, Ninth
and Comox avenues, and to assess
the final cost thereof upon the property fronting or abutting thereon, or
to be benefitted thereby, and that a
statement and diagram showing the
lands to be so especially assessed for
the said improvement, or work Is
now filed in the office of the City
Clerk and is open for inspection during office hours.
The estimated cost of the work Is
Dated at Prince Rupert this 4th
day of November, 1910.
Wm. Mahlon Davis, City Clerk.
City Engineer. N4-8
application will be made by the City
of Prince Rupert at the next sitting
of the Legislative Assembly of the
Province of British Columbia for an
act amending the City of Prince Rupert Incorporation Act, 1910, so as
to enable the City to borrow and
raise money by the issue of inscribed
stock to convert debentures already
issued into such stock, and to consolidate debts provided for by Individual by-laws so that consecutive
debentures or Inscribed stock may be
issued for such debts as consolidated.
Dated at Prince Rupert, this 14lh
day of October, 1910.
Solicitors for the Applicants.
In the County Court of Atlin, holden
at Prince Rupert.
In    the  matter  of  Francis   Patrick
.Murphy, deceased, and In the matter of the "Official Administrator's
Dated 24th day of October, A.D. 1910
UPON  reading    the   affidavits   of
John Hugh McMullin, and the certificate of dcatli of the deceased, It Is
ordered,  thai  John   Hugh  McMullin,
Official Administrator for the County
Court    District   of  Atlln   embracing
Skeena    and   Queen Charlotte Divisions, shall  he Administrator of all
and singular the estate and effects of
Francis   Patrick   Murphy,   deceased,
intestate, and that this Order Is published In the Prince Rupert Journal
for two Issues.
J.  McB.  YOUNG, J.
H. B. ROCHESTER,  -   Centre Stmt
Tenders for street work on section one were opened last evening at
a short sitting of the council, and
referred to the committee.
Friday, November 4, 1910.
Items of General Interest From Centres in British Columbia.
Victoria.—An interesting transaction in coal lands, in the vicinity of
Union bay is this week reported, the
parties principally interested being
Mr. Frank Hlggins, barrister, of this
city, and Mr. P. K." Winch, of Lady-
smith. These gentlemen a week or
two ago secured options on five thousand acres of coal lands near Union
bay, which lands have already been
thoroughly prospected and are said
to contain excellent coal, there being
two four-foot seams and one six-foot
seam already exposed. A drill has
been sunk, and there is every reason
to believe that the entire area is in
good commercial coal An option has
now been given by Messrs. Higgins &
Winch, whose representative has
again left for the east to confer with
his principals. He will return with
an engineer to conduct exhaustive examinations in a fortnight's time.
Vancouver.—The old action of
Ludgate versus the City of Vancouver is again showing signs of illumination to the public and whichever
party wins in the local courts it is
safe to say that the case will be carried to the privy council. The case
a,t issue involves the question as to
whether Ludgate or the city has the
right of possession of Deadman's
Island, and at a special meeting of
the city council a letter was read
from Mr. J. A. Macdonald, K.C., stating that Instructions were required
as to whether he should continue
proceedings. It was decided that Mr.
Macdonald should continue as city
solicitor in this case and that an appeal should be lodged if the decision
of the appeal court of British Columbia went against the city.
Eminent, counsel will be engaged
to fight the legal battle in London.
So far, Sir Robert Finlay, K.C., the
famous barrister, who was always
prominent In the recent international
fisheries dispute which was concluded at The Hague, Is to be retained
for Mr. Ludgate. The council passed
a resolution authorizing Mr. Mae
donald to engage necessary counsel
for the city.
Vancouver.—"It Is not .nly probable, but It is quite certain that in
the near future the Canadian Tungsten Lamp Co. of Hamilton, Ontario,
will open up a warehouse in Vancouver for the carbon and tungsten
lamps in which they deal. Here will
be stored at least a stock of a quarter of a million lamps and all description of electric light ware."
This was the statement of Mr. Alvan
Woolf, on a recent visit to this city.
British Columbia is a very fertile
country for this firm, for they sup-
lily innumerable lamps to the mines
and sawmills, apart from the railroads which are regular customers.
Recently they have obtained a contract from the Hydro-Electric commission in the city of Berlin, which
means an order for seven thousand
lights at once. The Intercolonial
railway, a government concern, is
another of their customers. Mr.
Woolf states that the factory Is very
busy and is working night and day
producing the little electric bulbs.
There are foirt hundred hands employed and the most modern machinery turns out 5,000 lamps each day.
In the case of the tungsten lamp,
Which has been spoken of as too
fragile for ordinary use, Mr. Woolf
says that great strides have been
made in Its manufacture and that
now it wll stanld a great deal of vibration which in its original form
would break it. In other respects
It has been Improved on so that now
it will noi blacken as formerly. Of
the ordinary carbon filaments the
lifin turns out 10,000 a day. Mr.
Woolf is the Inspector of branches
for the firm from Nova Scotia to
Victoria, with many side trips to
north and smith of the main line.
Pernio.—Some petty stories re-
gardlng the condition of the city of
Fernle's sinking fund are being circulated. Mr. Herehmer, the mayor
of the city, sends the Monetary Times
the following details:
"In the fall of 1909, we owed
certain moneys to the sinking fund,
which In (lie ordinary course of
events should have been paid Into the
bank. At that time we were unable
to raise any moneys by a general
revenue, as we already had struck
our tax rate for the current year, and
had also made out our estimates A
very serious typhoid epidemic broke
out, and we were advised by the
medical experts that the only possible way of checking it was to extend
the water system to the low lying
part of the town, from where the
many typhoid cases were coming. We
had up to this time paid out of general revenue a considerable sum to
the hospital for typhoid fever patients, and came to the conclusion that
we could not pay any further moneys
in this way. The doctors estimated
that the epidemic would promptly
spread, and that the city would be
put to thousands of dollars expense,
but gave as their opinion that if we
extended the waterworks there would
be no further cases.
As stated before, we had no
moneys, and the question that the
council was confronted with was
whether they would allow the epi
demic to continue or whether they
would take some $3,500 of t'ne sink
ing fund moneys, making the exten
sion required, and sell debentures
first thing in the spring to cover extensions. The matter was thoroughly
discussed by the council, which was
composed of the heaviest ratepayers
in the town, and it was unanimously
decided to take the moneys not out
of the sinking fund but which should
go into the sinking fund, and use
them in the way I have mentioned.
The debentures for these extensions
have since been sold and our sinking
fund is now absolutely intact. I appreciate the fact' that it was not
altogether according to the intent of
the Act, at the same time I hink the
council acted properly and met the
situation as they should have done."
Mr. Herchmer's letter to the Monetary Times, says that paper, is frank
and gives the full facts of the case.
We feel that those who seek to
smirch the credit of the city might
be fare more profitably employed.
The representative of one of the most-
prominent bond houses recently audited the city's books and may purchase debentures for $27,000 which
are on the market and at a figure
considerably in advance of that previously quoted.
approximate ait least from $4,000,000
to, $5,000,000 may be expected, for
last session's main estimate for public works purposes was $4,256,000.
Chief  of  Police  Calls   Attention   to
Dangerous Part of Sidewalk
Vancouver.—Dana B. Gibson, 23
years old, employed by the McFadden
Lumber company in the Lund district, was shot in error by C. S.
Young of North Vancouver, near
Lund last Wednesday while both men
were hunting for deer. Gobson died
from his wound while being conveyed
to the launch from which the party
had set out.
A party of North Vancouver men
started on a hunting expedition last
weeks, and the man who lost his life,
had been hired as a guide. The two
principals of the tragedy parted from
the others to find a timber stake and
got separated. Shortly after Young
saw something brown in the bushes
and thinking it a deer he fired. A
scream revealed the fact that it was
his companion. He hurried to the
spot and found the man badly wounded. With the rest of the party,
Young carried the victim on a cot
to the launch, but he expired on the
Gibson's only remark was: "Did
you think I was a deer?"
"Yes," said Young.
"Too bad," was the reply of Gibson.
The remains were brought to Vancouver today and the circumstances
were related to Coroner Jeffs. An
inquest will be held.
Victoria.—Having covered a very
considerable portion of the Interior
province In the course of an Inspection of the progress of the Inter-pro-
vlnelal trunk road, Insofar as It extends from Vancouver to the Alberta
border, through British Columbia,
the Hon. Thomas Taylor, minister of
public works, has returned to Victoria.
The road project and public works
generally were found progressing
rapidly and satisfactory, so much so
that one motor car has already gone
over the new highway from Cran-
brook through to Calgary, Its occupants being Dr. Green of Cranbrook,
and Mr. Supple, manager of the Imperial bank at the East Kootenay
city. Hon. Mr. Taylor's just-complet"
ed tour was also to some extent preparatory to the preparation of the
departmental estimates for the approaching session, which will be based directly upon the reports of district necessities and requirements already romlng In from the various
government agents and road foremen.
That, the appropriations to be asked of parliament In January next will
At Wednesday evening's meeting
of the city council, the chief constable wrote with reference to the
protection of school children at the
point where the little Clapp boy fell
off the sidewalk into an excavation.
He suggested that a railway should
be put there to prevent the danger
Aid. Moblcy said this had already
been looked into by himself. The
sidewalk would be pulled down right
away and then the railing would not
be needed. It was therefore questionable whether it was needed or
The matter was referred to the
streets committee with power to act.
Railways Will be Forced to  Provide
Means for Preventing Loss
of Timber.
Conservation  Problems   Before   the
People Referred to by Hon.
Clifford  Sifton
Hon. Clifford Sifton, chairman of
the commisison on conservation, addressing the Empire club in Toronto,
said the commission was to introduce
legislation at the next session of the
Dominion parliament to require railways to maintain efficient fire protection all along their lines. When
the legislation was secured, he said,
they would ask the provincial governments to appoint special inspectors to see that the law is carried
Mr. Sifton considered the railway
locomotive the most serious agent in
forest devastation. He told of the
rapid disappearance of the forests in
the United States, and computed that
in twenty years, at the present rate,
the forests there would be almost exhausted. If they came to Canada,
he said, and used up the forests of
this country at the same rate, the Canadian forests would come to an end
in about seven years.
Referring to water power, Mr. Sifton said: "There was a perfect epidemic of water power legislation at
the last session, much of it objectionable." He told of the efforts made
to stem the tide, not unsuccessfully,
referring especially to the proposition to dam the St. Lawrence with
the special object of transferring
power to the American side of the
river. The views of the commission
were largely adopted in this. "I do
not know that the scheme is dead,
but I think that vigilance on the
part of such public bodies as this,
the press, and the public generally
may avert the danger. We should
not permit the monopoly of water or
water power, and any immediate
exigencies should not be permitted to
interfere with the general principle."
In beginning his address, Mr. Sifton referred to the experience of the
United States during its last forty
years of almost unexampled progress;
in commercial prosperity and showed
how its reckless disregard of conservation principles had brought It face
to face with a serious problem. The
farming methods had been wasteful
and unscientific, the fisheries had
been seriously depleted, the disappearance of the forests at the present
rate seemed only a matter of a few
decades, and in various ways many
districts formerly rich had become
totally unproductive. The vast resources still remaining to them by
reason of unsatisfactory laws were
practically monopolized by large financial Interests so that the people
cannot participate in them on moderate and reasonable terms.
Hon. Mr. Sifton warned them that
capitalists from the south would be
trying to get hold of as much of the
great natural resources of Canada as
possible, and that the situation,
therefore, called for uncommon care
and vigilance.
Coast Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that we, George
Hie and Robert Corlett, of Little Canyon, B.C., occupation farmer and
farmer, intend to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the south-east portion of an island situated and lying
about two miles below Little Canyon,
near the south bank of the Skeena
river, Range V, Skeena Land District,
District of Coast, thence northerly,
thence easterly, thence southerly
around the shores of the island back
to the point of beginning and Inclosing 30 acres, more or less
Dated August 1, 1910. A19
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Samuel Smith, of Fort William, Ont, occupation contractor, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 7 miles
south of the southeast corner of ot
227, and 5% miles west from shore
line, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land  District—District of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Charles Ru-
bidge Dunsford, of Fort William,
Ont., occupation retired, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about
seven, miles south of the southeast
corner of lot 227 and 1% miles west
from shore line, thence east 80 chains
thence south 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land  District—District of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE  NOTICE  that Nelson  Noel
Smith, of Winnipeg, Man., occupation
contractor, inteuds to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing    at    a
post planted about 9 miles south of
the southeast corner of Lot 227, and
5 is   miles  west  from    shore    line,
thence west 80 chains, thence south
80   chains,   thence   east   80   chains,
thence north  80  chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
When a man Is fond of the sound
of his own voice he can get even by
roaring at the price of grand opera.
Aden makes ten million cigarettes
a year at a very low cost of production. Wages are sixteen cents a day.
The Scottish herring fishing season
just closed produced in round figures
271,400 tons, which Is a record. Less
than 20 per cent of the whole catch
Is used for the home trade, the bulk
going to Russia, Germany and America.
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Norman M.
Patterson, of Fort William, Ont., occupation grain merchant, intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 7
miles south from southeast corner of
Lot 227, and 1% miles west from
short line, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres|
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Benjamin Os-
trander, of Fort William, Ont., occupation grain merchant, intends to apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 7
miles south from southeast corner of
Lot 227, and 3% miles west of shore
line, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containinfl
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated AugiiEt 20th, 1910. S30
Omineca Land District—District of
Coast, Range Five.
TAKE NOTICE that E. Lucas, of
West Carnie, Ont., occupation banker,
intends to apply for permission to
purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted at the southwest corner of lot
2287, District of Coast, Range Five,
and marked E.L.'s N.W. corner,
thence east 80 chains, thence south
8n chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
Steven McNeill, Agent.
Dated Sept. 22, 1910. S27.
Omineca Land District—District of
Coast, Range Five.
TAKE NOTICE that W. G. White-
sides, of South Bend, Ont., occupation bank clerk, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:-—Commencing at a
post planted at the southeast corner
of lot 1729, District of Coast, Range
Five, and marked G.G.W.'s N.E. corner, thence west 40 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence east 40
chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
320 acres, more or less.
Steven McNeill, Agent.
Dated Sept. 22, 1910. S27
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that Alice M.
Tovey of Vancouver, B.C., married
woman, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted at the N. W. corner of
John Furlong's pre-emption and near
Lakelse Lake, thence east 40 chains,
thence north 40 chains, thence west
40 chains more or less to the shore
line of Lakelse Lake, and thence
south 40 chains along the shore of
the Lake to point of commencement,
and containing 160 acres, more or
Dated October 17, 1910. N2
Venezuela Is establishing wireless
stations and using American apparatus.
An American company has been Incorporated to build a forty-mile rall-
roadl n Ecuador. The capital Is one
million three hundred and eighty
thousand dollars.
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that E. N. Ens-
worth, of Fort William, Ont., occupation accountant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 9 miles
south of the southeast corner of Lot
227, and 5% miles west from shore
line, thence west 80 chains, thence
north 80 chains, thence east 80
chains, thence south 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, K. M. Mc-
Innes, of Prince Rupert, occupr'lon
mariner, intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the south short of Crow Bay,
thence south 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains to post marked
K.M.McI.'s N.E. corner.
Dated August 18th, 1910.
Skeena Land District—District of
TAKE NOTICE that I, K. M. Mc-
Inncs, of Prince Rupert, occupation
mariner, intend to apply for a license to prospect for coal and petroleum over the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted on the south shore of Crow Lake,
thence south 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence north 80 chains,
thence west 80 chains to post marked
K.M.McI.'s N.W. corner.
Dated August 18th, 1910.
Skeena Land District—District of
On rr\ fl_T*
TAKE NOTICE that Reginald
Davey, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation machinist, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands, in the vicinity of
Citwancool or Chean Weln Valley:—
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west, corner and about 6%
miles distant in a north-westerly direction from the north end of Kit-
wancool Lake, thence south 80
chains, thence east SO chains, thence
north 40 chains, thence west 40
chaius, thence north 40 chains,
chains, thence west 40 chains to a
point of commencement, and containing 480 acres  (more or less).
James W. Smith, Agent.
Dated  May  30,  1910. Jy8
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Edward Robert Wayland, of Fort William, Ont.,
occupation grain merchant. Intends
to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:—
Commencing at a post planted about
7 miles south from southeast corner
of lot 227, and 3% miles west from
shore line, thence east 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence west
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that William Curtis Liliie, of Fort William, Ont., occupation agent, intends to apply for
permlslson to purchase the following
described   lands:—Commencing at a
post  planted   about   7   miles     south
from  southeast corner  of  Lot  227,
and 3%  miles west from shore line,
thence west 80 chains, thence south
80   chains,   thence   east   80   chains,
thence  north  80  chains  to  point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that John Russel
Smith, of Fort William, Ont., occupation grain merchant, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about seven
miles south from southeast corner of
Lot 227, and 3% miles west from
short line, thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena  Land  District—District  of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Agnes Smith,
of Fort William,    Out.,    occupation
widow, intends to apply for permission   to   purchase  the   following  described  lands:—Commencing    at    a
post     planted  about  9   miles south
from the southeast corner of Lot 227,
and 3 V4  miles west from shore line,
thencfie east 80 chains, thence south
80    chains,    thence west 80 chains,
thence north  80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena  Land  District—District  of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Smith,
of Fort William,   Ont.,    occupation
gentleman, intends to apply for permission   to   purchase   the   following
described  lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about nine miles south
from the southeast corner of lot 227,
and 3 %  miles west from shore line,
thence east 80 chains, thence north
80   chains,   thence  west  80   chains,
thence  south  80  chains  to  point  of
commencement, containing 640 acres
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena  District—Queen  Charlotte
To all to whom it may concern:—
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the
undersigned, Intend to apply for a
icense to prospect for Coal and
Petroleum upon the following lands
situate on Graham Island, one of the
Queen Charlotte Group, In the Province of British Columbia, and more
particularly described as follows, viz:
Commencing at a stake planted one
and a quarter miles west of the
north-east corner of Louis Inlet, and
marked "P. C. Coates' S. E. Corner
Claim No. 1," thence west 80 chains,
thence north 80 chains, thence east
80 chains, thence south 80 chains to
the place of commencement.
Staked June 14th, 1910.
Dated this 28th day of July, 1910.
By his Agent, Wm. Edward Laird,
Skeena  District—Queen  Charlotte
To all to whom It may concern:—
NOTICE is hereby given that I, the
undersigned   intend  to  apply  for  a
icense to prospect   for    Coal    and
Petroleum upon the following lands,
situated  on  Graham Island,  one of
the  Queen  Charlotte  group,  in  the
Province  of   British  Columbia,  and
more  particularly  described  as  follows, viz:—Comemnclng at a stake
planked at the S. E. corner of P. C.
Coates'   Claim   No.   1,   and   marked
Wm. Penman's S. W. Corner, Claim
No. 1," thence east 80 chains, thence
north  80  chains,   thence    west    80
chains, thence south, 80 chains to the
lace of commencement.
Staked, June 14th, 1910.
Dated this 28th days of July, 1910.
By his Agent,  Wm.  Edward  Laird.
Skeena  Land  District-—District  of
Queen  Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Ardagh Smith,
of Fort   William,    Ont.,    occupation
agent, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the following described
lands:—Commencing at a post planted     about    nine   miles   south   from
southeast corner of Lot 227, and 3%
miles  west  from shore  line,  thence
west   80   chains,   thence     south     80
chains, thence east SO chains, thence
north     SO    ohains to  point  of commencement,  containing  640  acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena  Land  District—District  of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE    NOTICE   'that    John    L.
Davidson, of Victoria,  B.C., occupation agent, intends to apply for permission   to   purchase   the   following
described  lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 9 miles south of
the southeast corner of Lot 227, and
3%   miles   west  from    shore    line,
thence west 80 chains, thence north
80  chains,     thence  east  80  chains,
thence south  80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that Josephine J.
Davidson, of Victoria, B. C, occupation married woman, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a post planted about 9 miles
south of the southeast corner of Lot
227, and 5% miles west from shore
line, thence east 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains, thence west 80
chains, thence north 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
640 acres.
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
Skeena Land District—District of
Queen Charlotte Islands.
TAKE NOTICE that James Henry
Smith, of Victoria, B.C., occupation
agent, Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:—Commencing at a
post planted about 9 miles south of
the southeast corner of Lot 227, and
5% miles west from shore line,
thence east 80 chains, thence north
80 chains, thence west 80 chains,
thence south 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
Arthur Robertson, Agent.
Dated August 20th, 1910. S30
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Friday, November 4, i.9id.
Development of the Countries in That
Part of the World is
Splendid Cities Are Being Built up
And Rich Areas Are Undergoing  Settlement
South America is being rapidly
Americanized. Dating from the Pan-
American conference just concluded
at Buenos Ayres, the new era is opening in relation to the two great continents of the western hemisphere.
Definite plans have been agreed upon
to bring both shores of South America in direct, continuous communication with the United States. Through
an internal agreement, it is purposed to link together the great ports
in a regular system of communication, forming an unbroken chain for
commercial interchange from Portland, Maine, southward around Cape
Horn and northward to Seattle. To
create this new trade route, all governments concerned are to work in
harmony, direct banking and cable
service will be established, and a
common system of weights and measures adopted to avoid all loss of time
in handling freight, mail and passengers.
In this conference the United
StateB has naturally been a predominant factor. Mr. Lewis Nixon, of
New York, served as chairman of the
committee on ocean communication,
which framed the most important
recommendations. Mr. H. White,
former American ambassador to Italy
also attended, while Europe was represented by such distinguished International figures as M. Clemenceau,
the former French premier, and S.
Signor Enrico Ferri, of the Italian
chamber of deputies.
■40,000 Miles of Railway
It is not generally realized that
one-fifteenth of the railroad mileage
of the world, or 40,000 miles,
stretches across South America,
which places it fourth among the
world's continents in railroad development. The dream, once so fantastic, of a continuous railroad from
New York for instance to Buenos
Ayres, is in a fair way to be realized.
The longtitudinal route from Panama to the Straits of Magellan has
been half built In Chile and Peru and
three-tenths of the distance to be
traversed in Argentina. The first
transcontinental railroad of South
America is already revolutionizing
her trade routes, Is 888 miles In
length, and by piercing the Andes,
connects Buenos Ayres on the east
with Valparaiso on the west. The
trip "around the Horn" between
these two ports takes ten or twelve
days through the Straits of Magellan.
One of our most distinct recollections of the geographies of school
days Is a picture of the early Andean
railway, labelled "The highest in the
world," which crawled across mountain peaks on attentuated trestles.
The engineering difficulties of South
American railway building in this region have been almost insurmountable. The transcontinental road climbs
to an altitude of 10,000 feet, and at
this altitude pierces the great backbone of the continent. The tunnel,
10,380 feet, or about two miles in
length, has been viewed from the
mountains. Until April last, when
the new transcontinental was opened, the journey was made over the
Andes in a caravan, which wound its
way laboriously over mountain trails,
which were closed throughout the
winter months. The trip overland
was made by a large number of
American tourists this year from
American ports on the cruise of the
"Bleacher" of the Hamburg-American line. When this cruise Is repeated this year, the tourists may make
the journey across the continent In
a luxuriously appointed railroad
train in thirty hours. From the trains
eroslsng the Andes at these astonir.li-
Ing altitudes may be enjoyed some of
the finest mountain scenery in I lie
world. The railroad, like many others
in South America, was surveyed and
built by American and 'English firms.
Wealth of Argentina
Buenos Ayres, with a population of
1,250,000, one of the most beautiful
cities in the world, should be a close
commercial neighbor. The wealth of
Argentina in wheat and hides alone,
rivalling, even surpassing that of the
United States, finds its outlet in Europe. The southern continent is a
wonderland for the tourists, and yet
until last year's trip of the "Bleuch-
er" no considerable group of American travelelrs ever crossed the equator to the sister continent.
And now that the door is open for
the great stream of globe trotting
Americans, South America is being
re-dlscovered. With the energetic assistance of the Pan-American confer
ence, the great tide of travel both
for tourists and commerce will flow
In increasing volume. Our sister republic of Brazil, larger even than
our own, offers unprecedented opportunities. Rio Janeiro Is a revelation
with its population of nearly 1,000,-
000 and its great wealth and luxury.
The most beautiful harbor in the
world is not the least of its attractions. Rio is a surprisingly perfect
replica of Paris with its great boulevard and theatre surpassing any in
the United States. Some $40,000,-
000 have been spent in beautifying
Its harbor in which today American
merchant vessels are very rarely
Statistics are likely to be stupid
things, but a few figures will perhaps
best serve to awaken the reader to
the possibilities of these South
American cities for the commerce
and the delights of travel. Twenty
republics south of the United States
sold the rest of the world last year
products worth $2,127,301,000. This
means $30 per capita and shows an
increase of 128 per cent in/ten years.
Such prosperity as may be found
along both coasts of the southern
continent is absolutely without precedent in that part of the world.
One of the most important functions of the Pan-American conference was to arrange the international
celebration of the opening of the
Panama canal. Very wisely the conference devoted Its best efforts, the
effects of the canal upon our trade
routes and giving them direction.
Every one of the South American
republics will inevitably be brought
closer to the Pacific and Atlantic
markets of the United States. In
some cases the routes may be shortened by several thosuand miles. The
Pan-American congress predicts for
these nations an Increase In their
per capita purchasing and buying
capacity of more than double what It
is today.
Twenty to Thirty Ferocious Animals
Will be Killed on Ranch
What will be the final buffalo hunt
hunt for all time to come is to b
pulled off next month on the broad
stretches of Michael Pablo's ranch In
Montana, from which the Dominion
government secured 702 head of buffalo that are now in captivity in
Wainwright park.
The buffalo hunt, which will be
conducted under the direction of
Pablo himself and his Mexican cowboys, is being held for the purpoi-
of killing off from 20 to 30 ferocious
animals which have hitherto resisted
capture by the hunters who have
been engaged for the past three years
in rounding up the herd that has
been purchased by the Dominion
government. The presence of these
animals in the herd hive made it
impossible for the hunters to gather
in the remaining 60 head of buffalo
that are still to be delivered to the
Canadian government.
The hunt will jpen to any who
wish to take part. It will commence
this week. Those taking part will
be required to pay their railway fare
to the ranch in Montana, and to furnish themselves with rifles snd ammunition. Hunters and other necessary equipment will be furnished by
Mr. Pablo under whose direction the
hunt is being held. Every person
that kills a buffalo will have to pay
$50 for the carcass.
At least two Edmonton men have
announced their intention to participate in the hunt, and have filed their
applications with Howard Douglas
commissioner of parks In Edmonton,
says the Journal of that place. These
men are Sheriff Robertson and Chas.
Ross. Applications are now being received by Mr. Douglas, and already
eight men from various points In the
province have signified their intention of being present at the big hunt.
The hunt, will be a most spectacular wind-up to a most spectacular
ileal. Probably never again will a
buffalo hunt be possible in this part
of the world. The herd owned by
Pablo and purchased by the Canadian
government include nearly all the
buffalo in existence save scattered
herds of privately-owned buffalo in
the northern States. The only other
buffalo in existence in the western
hemisphere still running at large are
the wood bison near Great Slave
lake, in the far north, and these are
being protected by the mounted police.
Two men were getting warm over
a simple difference of opinion.
They turned to the third man.
"Isn't a home-made strawberry
shortcake better than a cherry
pie?" demanded one of them.
"Isn't a home-made cherry pie
better than any shortcake?" inquired the other.
The third man shook his head.
"I don't know," he said, "I board."
Opinion Expressed by Anglican Divine
Upon Nation Building
Gigantic Questions  to be Solved by
,  Tiiis Country as Compared
With Old Land
"How are v u going to make them
Canadians? That seems to mi to be
your big problem. In tins last three
years two and a hali million immigrants have come into the country,
and more 'nan half of them are foreign-is. Tliev do not speak your
iari( iax- Moreover, In Manitoba
the> are cot eoing into your schools
so that thi y will not leirn English or
become inspired with Canadian ideals
To make Canadians of these people
is a big problem—much bigger than
any problems we have in England."
This comment on Canada and its
future was made by Archdeacon Madden, of Liverpool, in Montreal. He
spoke earnestly and incisively, and
face and eye indicated a keen obser-
va tion and a deep interest in Canada's problem as a part of the problem of the British Empire,
The venerable archdeacon of Liverpool is now visiting Montreal, In
company with Rev. George H. Hanson of Belfast, Ireland, as delegate
of the Evangelical AlU-jmce The object of this organization is the promotion of Christian unity and cooperation. It had its birth at a remarkable conference held in London
in 1846. This conference was attended by members of the Church of
England, Presbyterians, Congrega-
tionallsts, Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Reformed Moravians and
others, Germany, France and Switzerland being represented as well as
the United Kingdom and America.
As an instance of the interdenominational character of the movement, It
may be mentioned that Archdeacon
Madden's co-delegate on this occasion, Rev. Dr. Hanson, is minister
of Duncairn Presbyterian church in
Belfast. The two delegates have been
in Canada since the end of August
and have in the meantime visited the
west as far as Edmonton and Calgary. Archdeacon Madden's comment
was the result of his observations
during that journey.
Gigantic Bible Classes
At home the archdeacon is active
in work among the men of Liverpool.
"I have been in that work for twenty-
one years," he said. "We have men's
bible classes and men's services.
These are all federated in Liverpool,
and at present there are 39,000 men
attached to this federation, of which
I am chairman. The movement has
spread all over England. There are
bible classe which are attended by
one thousand, and I know of one
which has 1,500 members. The larg-
estof the federations is one of which
the Archbishop of York is chairman.
The movement is distinctly religious.
It Is religious first and after that
social. We seek to impress on the
men that the soul of salvation is
the salvation of the soul, and then
that they should show their gratitude
for what they have obtained by
works of charity and by service of
humanity. We teach them to give
as wel las to get. The federation act
as a body when any large moral issut
arises. They done so in connection
with temperance and with education."
Compromise  in  Education
"What do you think og the outlook for the solution of the educational problem?" was asked.
"Very little Is being done now,"
replied Dr. Madden, "owing to Ihe
uncertainty of the political situation,
and little can be done until the uncertainty is removed. But I am hopeful that a solution will be reached
on lines of compromise. That is the
way in which England Is ruled."
The archdeacon is fearful of the
results of the application of federal
government to the United Kingdom.
"The strength of the British parliament," ho said, "is ils independence. You do not. hear of any graft
there as you have here. Out here affairs are run on the principle that If
you help my game along I will help
yours. We have none oft hat in
Great Britain now, but if we had a
number of small legislatures I fear
we would have."
Largest English Cathedral
Archdeacon Madden talked enthusiastically of the Cathedral which the
Church of England is building at
Liverpool. "It will be the largest
Cathedral In Europe except St.
Peter'B at Rome," said he. "It will
be the first built in the North of England since the Reformation. We are
opening the chapel this year; that
cost $200,000. The entire Cathedral
will cost, when  completed,  $5,000,-
The Westholme
Lumber Company, Ld.
We carry the largest stock of
Building Supplies in the North.
Quotations given on short notice in all lines.
Rough and Dressed Lumber
Shingles and Lath
Mouldings and Cases
Doors and Windows
We handle Plaster and Lime at reasonable prices
Get our quotations for all classes of buildings.
Ready Nixed Paints,
Paints Ground in Oil,
Paints Ground in Japan,
Varnishes, Shellac, etc.
Water Stains
Prince Rupert Hardware & Supply
Company, Ltd. thos. dunn, m*.
D   □
Seventeen Cents a Day
Please read the headline over
aga'in. Then its tremendous significance will dawn  upon you.
An Oliver Typewriter—the standard visible writer—the most highly
perfected   typewriter  on   the   market
yours for  17  cents a day!
The typewriter whose conquest of
the commercial world is a matter of
business history—yours for 17 cents
a day!
The typewriter that is equipped
with scores of such conveniences as
"The Balance Shift"—"The Ruling
Device"—"The Double Release"—
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Washington Cafe
Seats For Ladles
Everything Clean and Tasty
Prices Reasonable
Second Avenue, near Seventh Street
Portland Canal Short Line Railwry
Pursuant to Section 7 of the Navi-
rnblo Waters Protection Act (R. S.
Can. cap llil) notice is hereby given
that there has been deposited in the
office of the Minister of Public
| Works at Ottawa and a duplicate in
the Office of the Registrar of Titles
[at Prince Rupert, plans and description of the site and side elevation of
a proposed railway wharf and trestle
approach thereto to be constructed
near tho mouth of Bear River at
Stewart, British Columbia, and that
one month after the first insertion of
this notice the Company will apply
to the Governor-in-Council for the
approval thereof.
Dated it Victoria, British Columbia, this 16th day of September,
Chief Solicitor.
S23 Agents at Victoria, B.C.
In the matter of the Estate of Thomas D. Kearns, deceased, Intestate
All parties having claims against
the above Estate are required to forward the same, with full particulars
thereof, duly verified, to the undersigned, not later than the sixteenth
day of February, 1911, after which
said date the Estate of the said deceased will be distributed amongst
those entitled thereto.
Dated at Atlin,   B.C.,   this    nineteenth day of August, A.D. 1910.
A6-08 Administrator.
ono; and will be twenty-five years In
building in all. We hope to open the
first pari of ii in five years, Thai
will Include the sanctuary, ihc chancel, the choir and the transepts. The
architect Is the grandBon of the greal
sir Gilberl Scott, and he designed
the work when he was only twenty-
two and won the competition In the
face of all the world; there were designs sent, in from America as wel
as Europe."
The British House of Commons
was originated by Simon de Mont-
ford, Earl of Leicester, In 1258, to
strengthen his own power In opposition to Henry III.
A syndicate of American capitalists from Michigan and Puget Sound
Lumber Company, composed of millionaire Michigan lumbermen, has
purchased for one million dollars the
largest lumber mill on Vancouver
island. The mill Is equipped with
latest improved American machinery,
but it Is announced that it will be
practically rebuilt, and the annual
capacity increased from fifteen million feet to fifty million feet.
Graham   Island  School
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
•Tender for Graham Island School,"
will be received by the Honourable
the Minister of Public Works up to
and including Monday, the 10th day
of October, 1910, for the erection and
completion of a small one-room
school building at Graham Island,
one of the Queen Charlotte Islands,
Skeena  Electoral  District.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 12th day of September,
1910, at the offices of John L. Barge,
Secretary to the School Board, Queen
Charlotte City; the Government
Agent, Prince Rupert; the Mining
Recorder, Jedway; and the Department of Public Works, Victoria.
Each proposal must be accompanied by an accepted bank cheque
or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of Canada, made payabls
to the Honourable tbe Minister of
Public Works, for the sum of $125,
which shall be forfeited If the party
tendering decline to enter Into con-
trac, when called upon to do so, or
If ho fall to complete the work contracted for. The cheques or certificates of deposit of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to tbem upon
the execution of the contract.
Tenders will mil be considered unless made oul <>u the forms supplied.
Blgned with tho actual signature of
the tenderer and enclosed In the en-
velopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Public Works Department,
Victoria, B.C., September 7, 1910.
We announced this new sales plan
recently, just to feel the pulse of the
people. Simply a Bmall cash payment—then 17 cents a day. That
is the plan in a nutshell.
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
novelty of the proposition. An impressive demonstration of the immense popularity of the Oliver Typewriter.
A startling confirmation of our belief that the Era of Universal Typewriting is at hand.
A Quarter of a Million People are
Making Money With
Examinations for the position of
Inspector of Steam Boilers and Machinery, under the "Steam Boilers
Inspection Act, 1901," will be held
at the Parliament Buildings, Victoria, commencing November 7th,
1910. Application and Instruction
forms can be had on application to
the undersigned, to whom the former
must be returned correctly fllled in,
not later than October 24th, 1910.
Salary (ISO per month, increasing at
the rate of $5 per month each year
to a maximum of (180.
Chief Inspector of Machinery,
t\aw Westminster, B.C.
The  Standard   Visible   Writer
The Oliver Typewriter is a moneymaker, right from the word "go!" So
easy to run that beginners soon get
in the "expert" class. Earn as you
learn. Let the machine pay the 17
cents a day—and all above that Is
Wherever you are, there's work to
be done and money to be made by
using the Oliver. The business world
is calling for Oliver operators. There
ars not enough to supply tbe demand.
Their salaries are considerably above
taoM of many classes of workers.
"As Oliver Typewriter in
Every   Home!"
That Is our battle cry today. We
have mads the OlWsr auprame In
usefulness and absolutely Indispensable In business. Now comes the
conquest of the home.
The Simplicity and strength of the
Oliver lit. il for family use. It Is be-
eoming an Important factor In the
home training of young people. An
educator as well as a money maker.
Our new selling plan puts the
Oliver on the threshold of every
I.onto in America, Will you close
the door of your home or office on
this  remarkable  Oliver opportunity?
Write for further details of our
easy offer and a free copy of the new
Oliver catalogue.    Address:
Prince Rupert Agent
General   Offices;   Oliver   Typewriter
Building,  Chicago, 111.
NOTICE is hereby given that th*
reserve existing on Crown lands In
the vicinity of Bablne Lake, and
situate in Cassiar District, notice of
which bearing date June Stth, 1*01,
was published in the British Columbia Gaiette, dated July Jnd, 1908, hi
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C, June Kth, 111*
(Pint insertion July I.)
Friday, November 4, 1910.
Decide   to
Revenue From That
s   (o  be
e  Which i
Effect  in   I
The water rates In the city are to
be increased according to the decl
sion reached by the council on Wed
nesday evening. A report from the
fire and water committee recom
mended that this increase should
take place, the report being as fol
lows: —
The Report
Pursuant   to  your  Instructions,
have made the following estimate of
the cost of operating the existing sj'S'
tern  of water works, assuming    tbe
cost of the works to be $90,000, to
be paid  for in  twenty equal  annual
payments,    debentures   bearing    iVs
per cent interest:—
Estimated   cost   of   maintenance      $6,918
Foreman      1,440
Caretaker  of  dams  and  engineer        1,080
Two laborers @ $900      1,800
Bookkeeping    and    superintendence       1,500
Pumphouse supplies and repairs          262
Total annual cost $13,000
When it is taken into consideration that the water works system is
of a temporary character, and was installed to meet the necesities of the
first residents, it would appear fair
and reasonable that this sum should
be provided for by the takers of
water and that it should not be allowed to increase the general taxation.
At present the total number of
consumers on the rolls does not
much exceed 400. There must, however, be many takers of whom there
is no record and it is, therefore, probable that within twelve months the
total number of takers will reach
1,000, which would not be an excessive number for a population of
In examining the schedule of
water rates and compairing it with
those of cities of the size of Prince
Rupert I find that our rates are very
much lower.
I would recommend that the rales
be increased with a view of providing
for the cost of maintenance of the
water, and I would suggest the following for your consideration. These
rates should produce the required
Each  family   using   a   public
stand pipe, pear year $  6.00
In no case will a connection
with the main be made for
a less sum or annual rental
of     12.00
Dwelling 4 rooms and less, for
domestic purposes, without
bath or W.C	
Dwelling 5 rooms and over
for domestic purposes without bath or W.C	
Each bath extra 	
Each  urinal extra   	
Each W. C. extra	
Bakeries $18.00 to
Public  Math   	
Each additional bath	
Hoarding    house,    restaurant
and   hotels  without bars. .
Boarding  houses,   each   additional room over five	
Hotels witli bars     50.00
Hotels   with   bars,   additional
each room over five	
Laundries by meter
Business   offices,   stores   and
shops $12.00 to
Printing offices . . . .$24.00 to
Protograph galleries. .$18. to   36.00
Private stables, one horse, Including  washing          6.00
One cow         3.00
Each additional horse or cow     1.00
Sprinkling April in to Oct. 15
per foot frontage 20
Fire protection stand pipe. . .    25.00
For building purposes, bricks,
per 1,000 20
Stone per cubic yd 15
Cement, per barrel            .20
Lime, per barrel         .20
Plastering, 100 sq. yds 50
Steam and gasoline engine . . metre-
Meter rates: Up to 100 cubic feet
per day, 40c per 100 ft.; above 100
cubic feet per day, according to requirements.
Motre rentals; Five-eighths inch,
per year, $3.
Aid. Hilditch Objects
Upon the report being read, Aid.
Hilditch at once objected to the new
schedule of rates. He said that he felt
that Hie man with four rooms was
going to get the worst of il. The
burden was thrown on the small
householders which was not fair
He felt that hotels and other buildings might well bear a greater part
in the expense of maintaining the
Aid. Mobley wished Hie schedule
read again as he was sure it was not
understood by Aid. Hilditch.
Aid. Hilditch, after it had been reread, said that he was still of the
same opinion.
Aid. Naden agreed with Aid. Hilditch in part. He thought the hotel
charges were too light. In the interior the minimum charge was $10
a month for hotels. In the case of
those having public baths also, he
thought there should be a substantia!
charge as they made money out of it.
Aid. Mobley pointed out that
hotels were charged under this new
schedule over $20 a month. Aid.
Hilditch and Aid. Naden did not understand this, he thought.
(Special to The Journal
Paris, November 4.—Premier
Bria'nd has organized a new
cabinet with himself as Premier and minister of the interior.
Aid. Hilditch contended that $1
a month for water was too much for
a man earning $60 a month with the
other charges which these men had
to pay. Fifty cents a month was
enough to charge a working man for
Aid Pattullo suggested that they
might compromise in the matter and
fix it at 75  cents.
Aid. Lynch thought 50 cents difference a month would not represent
much.   They might stand he thought.
Aid. Mobley said that the city had
based this on the rates charged in
various other cities.
The report was adopted.
City Will not Take any Action in Hatter
of Power Proposition
Council  Decides to Let This Drop-
—Aid. Hilditch Wants All Services  Conserved
The city council has decided to
let the Zanardi Rapid power scheme
with which the name of Aid. Barrow
Is so Intimately connected, drop. Tbe
lire and water committee on Wednesday evening recommended this
and the council adopted the report.
Ilul one voice was raised against the
course and that was Aid.  llilditch's.
Aid. Hilditch wanted.to know why
objection was drawn lo the Zanardi
water power proposition.
Aid. Mobley said the city could not
handle this as it would be too costly.
He did not think they should stand
in the way of those who might be interested.
Aid. Hilditch said lie would vote
against this on the principle that he
would not consent to give away
rights that belonged to the city.
Aid. Pattullo said this was not like
the ordinary franchise. The city
would never take it up owing to the
cost. The city would be well safeguarded.
Aid. Barrow said that if the council did not wanfthis he would withdraw his application and allow the
government to do as it liked.
Aid. Naden thought the city would
never be in a position to develop Ibis.
He only hoped Aid. Barrow would be
able to interest capital in the project.
Aid. Hilditch said that while this
might not be regarded as a franchise,
yet it was a right and the city might
well have it preserved to it. If the
stream had been preserved for the
city it would have been a great advantage.
Aid. Barrow pointed out the difference between the power to be derived
from streams and this tidal power
was very different. The city did not
feel like doing experimental work.
He would refrain from voting on the
Aid. Mclntyre was in favor of the
The report was adopted.
Hon. W. S. Fielding, one of Canada's  Representatives in Reciprocity Conference Next Week.
Premier McBride Met Delegation From
the Northern Mining
He   Took   Prompt    Action    Towards
Meeting Immediate Requirements
of the Place
(Continued from Page One)
United States Representatives are Coming to Ottawa Early Next
Future   Conferences   Will   be   Held
Probably in Washington and
Canada Alternately
(Special to The Journal)
Ottawa, Nov. 4.—Messrs. Peller
and I-Ioyt, the American tariff board,
with United States Consul General
Foster will early next week hold the
first reciprocity conferences with
Hon. W. S. Fielding and Hon. William Paterson. A tentative proposal
will be talked over and arrangements
made for future conferences which
will likely alternate between Washington  and  Ottawa.
It has been felt for some time that
in any future negotiation" looking
to reciprocity larran 'onienls, the
United States should be the first to
make a move and should open
negotiations, as Canada was not. as
anxious for a reciprocity treaty now.
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entitled to do so to qualify to vote
no matter what their political faith
was. They should take enough interest in the affairs of the country to
exercise the franchise.
He would always put the good of
his country before  any party.
Taking up the subject of Sir Wilfrid and his visit to British Columbia,
.Mr. McBride expressed the pleasure
it gave him to welcome that great
Canadian. He was pleased to see
such a welcome accorded him. At
the same time Sir Wilfrid had not
been able to hold the loyal support of
British Columbia. There were reasons for it, and Mr. McBride instanced two of these.
Sir Wilfrid had failed to keep his
promise that with respect to the
Oriental question the 'wish of the
west should prevail." He traced the
history of the agitation in favor of
making this a white man's country
and maintained that it should be so
kept. Sir Wilfrid had not implemented his promises in this respect with
legislation that covered the situation.
Another failure on the part of Sir
Wilfrid was with respect to the question of "better terms." The Premier
was applauded heartily as he traced
the history of his fight for better
terms when he had to go to London
In order to prevent the amendment
submitted by the government at Ottawa being made to read "final and
unalterable." He said that this ques-
t'on was not yet dead. It would be
kept alive until British Columbia got
justice so that the heavy taxation
now borne by the province might be
On the conclusion of the speech
the audience gave three ringing
cheers for the Premier with a tiger,
and cheers were given also for Mr.
"For He's a Jolly Good Fellow,"
and "God Save the King," concluded the meeting.
Sol Cameron, of the Westholme
Lumber company, was among the arrivals by the Prince Rupert on Wednesday.
*     *     *
Mr. G. H Arnold, of Stewart, returned to this city last evening. He
will remain here for the rest of the
Before the Premier of the province landed from the steamer on
Wednesday he was acquainted with
the fact that his duties had already
commenced and that a delegation
from Stewart was present tou rge upon him the needs of that place.
To these Mr. aicBride readily
agreed to go fully into all the points
to be raised and accordingly a meeting was held in Mr. Manson's office.
As a result of the presentations of
the case for Stewart, the Premier
agreed to at once despatch a message
to Victoria to have $2,500 placed at
the disposal of tbe government staff
in the riding to build an approach
from the Dominion Government
wharf which it is hoped will soon
be built. The approach to be provided by the provincial government
will enable the citizens to make an
easy carriage of goods to the leading
streets. Included in this is provision
for a plank walk to the hospital.
The prompt action of the Premier
was the subject of favorable comment by the committee. Mr. McBride
felt that tbe convenience of the people must be met and that no delay
should be permitted.
Other matters relative to incorporation and many other subjects
were informaly dliscussed and much
information given the Premier.
Provincial Government is Insisting Upon
Observance of the Liquor
There Are No Evasions Being Allow.
cd by the Department at
Contest for Magnificent Cane Promises to be Lively
The ladies of the Catholic church,
under the efficient leadership of Mrs.
J. F. Ritchie, hold a bazaar today,
closing at 11 p.m.
Hustle, hustle, hustle for our
bazaar! Attractive display of many
fancy and useful articles donated by
Catholic ladies and non-Catholic
friends, delicious refreshments, good
musical programme, fishing pond,
raffle, popularity contest, all winding up in a dance.
Don't miss to come; here will be
barrels of fun for old and young.
Have a look at the charming
bridesmaid, donated by Mrs. J. F.
Ritchie and exhibited at Miss Bar-
beau's millinery store. A gilt-edge
opportunity for the lucky individual
to win a d.ill which will make the
delight of any girl.
A novel and lively feature of the
bazaar will be a voting contest at ten
cents a vote, between Mayor Stork
and Aid. Vernor Smith. The most
popular candidate will be presented
with a magnificent seventy-flve-dollai
gold-headed cane, the generous gift
of  Mr.  J.  Fred  Ritchie.
(Special to The .Joirnal)
Victoria, Nov. 4.—Telegrams just
received by Superintendent Hussey
of the provincial poli e, give the
news that, acting under instructions
from Chief Inspector Campbell, prosecution of A. T. Lund, of Hosmer,
under the new liquor act was recently initiated, upon a charge of illegally selling intoxicants without the
prescribed license; and upon a conviction being secured, the offender
was fined $2,000 and costs, in addition to which his entire stock of
liquors was destroyed by order of
the court.
The incident is noteworthy as
strikingly illustrative of the sincere
determination of Attorney-General
Bowser and his subordinate officials
to enforce the law vigorously and in
a manner leaving no possible doubt
in the minds of any as to its effectiveness. Reports are also received by
the superintendent of police of the
prosecution and conviction of four
residents of Seeleyville, on the upper
Skeena for keeping illegal gambling
games. In these cases fines of $600
were imposed and collected, while In
one instance—tbe defendant having
been previously given fair warning—
the keeper of a game was sentenced
to six months' imprisonment, without option of fine.
The Next 2 Months
Will be a busy season with us, as we
are getting goods from Eastern and
European markets.
Are amongst our new arrivals at
Complete House Furnisher
Entrance Oth St., near cor. 2nd Ave
Prince  Rupert   Private   Detective
N. McDonald, Manager
All kinds of legitimate detective work
bandied  for companies and   individuals.     Business strictly confidential.
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Mr. F. H. McLean, a merchant at
Stewart, arrived here last night on
the Bruno accompanied by his wife
and brother R. C. McLean. They are
guests at the G. T. P. Inn.
*    *    *
Mr. Chas. Evett, who has been in
the office of Samuel Harrison & Co.
for some time, and formerly a member of the Union Bank staff, left the
city last night on the Prince Rupert
for his home In England.
Mr. J. F. Phelan, Dominion Government telegraph Inspector for the
province, returned from a short business trip to Stewart last night on the
The Bank of
British North America
Capital and Reserve over
Unexcelled facilities for
transaction of all kinds
of Banking business.
The Accountsof Commercial, Manufacturing and
Business Firms solicited.
Prince Rupert Branch—
E. STONHAM. Manager.
Christiansen & Brandt Bid.
Third Avenue
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is handled by us.   All orders receive
prompt attention.  Phone No  68.
Fred Stork
General Hardware
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Pipe and Pipe Fittings
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve existing on Crown lands In
the vicinity of Babine Lake, situate
In Range B, Coast District, notice of
which was published in the British
olumbla Gazette, dated December
17, 1908, Is cancelled In so far as
said reserve relates to lota numbered 1519, 1518, 1517, 1516, 1516,
1510, 1507, 1506, 1506A, 1503 1501,
1502, 1512, 1511, 1505, 1504, 161S,
1514, 1509, 1508, 1530, 1527, 1628,
1529, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1634, 1536,
1537, 1539, 1536, 1538, 1540, 1541,
1544, 1543, 1545, 1546, 1542, 1547,
1548, 1549, 1550, 1520, 1621, 1522,
1623, 1524, 1526, 1526, and 1561.
Deputy Commissioner of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B. C„ June 16th, 1910.
(First insertion July 6.)
sign of the progress of a town or
district is its newspaper—live, active, hustling." "The Maeset Review," Maoset, Q.C.I.


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