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SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1913.
*$3PEftANNUM
„, for Cariboo Will Ask Govern
"Jeli. to Provide for Winter Motor
Travel Over Cariboo Road From Ashcroft to Fort George.
T|)C thirteen superstition has
ten shattered by Mr. John A.
FrftSei- M. P* P. for Cariboo,
savs the Victoria Colonist in a
recent issue.
Leaving Quesnel on the thirteenth dav of the first month of
, thirteenth year of the cen-
turv, with the thermometer U
dearees below zero, and travel-
illir 13 hours the first day, he
made tlie trip to Ashcroft in a
motorcar, 220 miles, in less
than two days and proved tha
feasibility of motor travel in
mid-winter beyond   any perad-
venture.
Determining upon coming by
motor as a novelty, instead of
travelling by the old-fashioned
sleigh stage Mr. Fraser se-
ciii'i-d a sixty horse-power car
nnd it was driven to Quesnel by
S, Studebaker wli-o proved a
very capable chauffeur, indeed.
..." journey in took him two
days, and when he arrived the
mercury was marking 44 below
zero, but despite this cold nip,
the roads were by no means
bad although in places there
were drifts which proved difficult of handling,
"We waited for the cold to
moderate from Thursday night
until llonday morning, January 13th, when we left with a
temperature of 13 below at 11
o'clock. We travelled for 13
hours and reached the 105-Mile
House at midnight. Staying
there over night we resumed our
journey o.t 9 o'clock on Tuesday morning und reached Ashcroft at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
"The journey was by no
means unpleasant. As we came
soutl; the temperature moderated until when we got to Ashcroft the mercury was at the
zero mark. At only one or two
places along the route was the
WPw at idl difficult. The worst
drifts we struck were in the Lac
la Hache Valley where there
*as fthout 18 inches of snow
?nd we had to push the machine through, but except for
m we had no difficulty," said
«. -truer to the Colonist.
I ne experience has convinced
| me that there is nothing in the
I ,o™> prevent motor travel
m winter   'u,ng  between Ashpit und   Fort   (Jeorge.   The
*nev  which   now    takes a
■eek by the stage can be easily
"one bv m,.t •-.*;,, *u j..../
I Th
lis will
I transit
motor
in three days.
II mean a revolution in
in om- district. If thc
^ernment would but provide
Wi the width of the sleighs
■fluid be tne same as that of
"WW cars, and would put
!"?*, rollers on the road at
'lli'i- points, the winter high-
V would be a perfect one, and
'int|,|1|l to ask the government
fefii     s'"''1 nation as suggest-
Icertai
I Way
£nE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
V have
Public
I Year
received a   copy of
accounts   for tho fiscal
1912.
|K'c
1 credit
I-1SB0
& endinglfarch 31st. 	
ine bound accounts occupy 282
io balance sheot shows
, biiilunce, presented as
ft im ol ''x,'ess of liabilities, of
W78 82 The following
oftta p revenue receipts
i„l* °rt 'leorge district are
« Land sales, $144,
■■--  • ''niesand fees of Court,
41,068 in   T°nai Pr°Perty tax>
I,',1';1     Land   taxes,   Wild
land i     umI Coal )ind Timber
ntl lll**'s, $7.3,906 40.
il.
leweathm-lately has tarried
^.hjMuhirating fresh mildness
jiii '°j»Wls   the coming of
£■  »• "« buds are being pro-
the trees again,
re
DANGEROUS ROCKS
HAVE BEEN REMOVED
Captain Foster, who has been
in charge of the work of clearing out the dangerous rocks ir
the Fraser river below her;,
came in to town on Thursday,
having laid off ng or four
teen men. Cap. Foster has
practically compii i the work
now, and tbe ice at present prevents him from completing the
little blasting that there is left
to do in the Fort George
Canyon. This will be clone, however, as soon as the state of
the water permits. At the Hudson Bay Gardens, about 5 miles
below this place, a locality
which caused the big boats a
lot of trouble last year, Captain Foster states that he has
broken up all the boulders that
are scattered over the clay reef,
for a distance of 250 yards,
leaving a channel 125 feet in
width. Speaking of this place,
Captain Foster said: "Even
with all these boulders broken
up there will always be trouble
at the gardens for steamboats
at low water. It is a clay bedrock there, and should be removed with a dredge." A good
channel has been blasted by his
gang through the bed-rock at
China rapids, 30 miles below
here, at the head of Woodpecker
Island, another place where the
steamboats have experienced a
lot of trouble, and a reef at the
lower end of the Fort George
canyon received' similar attention. A big boulder at the bead
of the Fort George Canyon was
blown out, and there are other
boulders which lje states he will
remove from this canyon before the opening of navigation.
Referring to the river above
here, on which Captain Foster
made a report for Messrs. Foley
Welch & Stewart, he stated,
that the*Giscomb rapids could
now be navigated at any time
that the other difficult places on
the river were passable. Captain Foster leaves next week
with a few men to draw a few
of the Eraser's teeth at White's
Landing.
DISCOURAGING
TOPLDCAITERS
Says the Interior News of
Aldermere: We wish to notify
our many readers that we do
not intend to take advertising
matter from any townsite company promoting townsite additions, subdivisions or any
of the blue-sky gardens of Eden
or northern interior Chicagoes
which the unscrupulous real
estate grafter is already
prepared to flood the country
with in view of tho importance
of our divisional point. It has
been and is the fact that the
venality of the country press is
to a great extent responsible
for the success of these penitentiary side-steppers. The condition which confronts us today presents an orgy of unbridled perjury in misrepresentation
due in a large measure to the
subsidization of the local press
through the medium of their
advertising columns, and we
wish to re-echo to the full the
sentiments expressed by John
Hill, Jr., of Chicago, in the
following extract from a letter
to the Fort George Herald
(Extracts from Mr. Hill's letter
follow.)
Hero's a chance for a libel
suit, George. Tho Ottawa Valley
Journal states that eggs are
not to be bought in -bort
George for love or money, 1
wouldn't stand for it-no, sir!
PREPARING PLANS OF
NEW RESIDENCES FOR
LOCAL INDIANS
r . John Brr nger, of the firm
( ger &    .vnn, architects
a . .i.rac' ,mj this week re-
cei . , structions from the Department? of Indian Affairs, to
draw plans and specifications
for the construction of twenty
nine houses, to be built for the
accommodation of ,the Indians,
on the Goose country Indian
reservation. The Indians are
to be moved from the local reserve, which was sold last year,
to the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway for townsite purposes.
The houses are of two classes,
seventeen large, two-room
buildings, and twelve smaller.
The material for the construction of these buildings will be
supplied by local firms, and
after Mr. Bronger's plans have
been passed upon by the department at Ottawa, tenders will
be called for. lt will be remembered that tenders were called
for in this matter some time
ago, but the plans and specifications, furnished by the government direct from Ottawa, were
found to be on too elaborate a
scale, as it was.evident that the
department had not taken into
consideration the high cost of
cement and other materials included in their specifications, in
this country today. The tenders
under the last plans, were in
the neighborhood of $90,000.
The cost of completion, under
the plans now being prepared,
should not exceed $30,000.
In addition to the houses a
large church will be erected,
and a house for the priest.
Tenders will probably be called for next month.
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Don't forget that the annual
Firemen's Ball will take place
in the Fort George Theatre on
the 14th. A concert in connection with the event is being arranged.
Two blind pig artists named
Eli Johnson and Jim Anderson
were sentenced by Justices of
the Peace here early in the
week, to six months in the penitentiary at Kamloops. Constable Grundy left with the
prisoners yesterday.
An up-to-date millinery and
fancy-goods store will be opened on Hamilton Avenue, opposite the Empress hotel, by Mrs.
W. J. Matheson, \*ho contemplates carrying a full stock of
ladies wear.
Billy Morris, our enthusiastic
promoter of boxing contests,
has arranged a good match in
the advertised ten-round bout
between George Allen, he
clever little boxer from Central
Kort (jeorge, and Jack Davies,
of this town. Both the boys are
training carefully, and it looks
like a good event.
The fourth game in tba series
of hockey matches between the
Central Fort George townsite
and South Fort George, will be
played tonight in the rink at
the Nechaco town. If the South
Fort George team wins the
game they also win the cup, as
three games won closes the
series and carries off the ctfp.
Mr. George Smith and his
wife, from Pullman, Wash.,
arrived here on the last stage
from the south and are registered at the Northern Hotel.
Mr. Smith will start a saw mill
at the mouth of the little
Salmon Itiver as soon as he
can land his plant, which is
now on the way up the Cariboo
rond. The mill will be on a
townsite named "Fraser City,'
a proposition which is being
promoted by Mr. Gray, of Pullman, Washington.
WILL BUILD BIG LUMBER MILL
P.G.E. RMLWAY TO
BE FINISHED IN 1915
During the course of a speech
delivered in the Legislature last
week, the Pacific and Great
Eastern Railway was declared
by PreLnier McBride to be an
independent organization and a
colonizing undertaking. He
stated that upwards of 1000
men are now engaged on construction and that the contractors have promised that
their forces in the field will
shortly be augumented so that
the railway will be completed
the entire distance between Van-
couber and Fort George in two
years. Sir Richard was exact
respecting the coast terminus of
of the road. He said:
"The terminus of the railway
will be Vancouver, reached by
way of North Vancouver and
Howe Sound."
Mentioning that the interests
of the Howe Sound & Northern
Railway Company which was
building from Newport to Lillooet had been acquired by the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
at an expenditure of over $1,-
000,000, Sir Richard stated that
the government had every confidence in the men behind the
railway now under construction between the coast and Fort
George and was prepared to
leave nothing undone to enable these men to go forward
with their work.
President E. J. Chamberlin,
speaking of construction work
on the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway, says the probleln from
now on to completion will be
wholly one of labor. "We expect to have the line in operation for through traffic by the
beginning of 1915. It is just a
question of getting the requisite
amount of labor into the territory in which we are building;
it is simply a matter of displacing so many million tons of
earth and getting enough men
to do it expeditiously. At present we have about 10,000 men
at work."
This year the Canadian Northern Railway will construct
978 miles of road to complete
the transcontinental line. This
mileage includes $50 miles from
the summit of the Rockies to
Lytton B. C, and 300 miles
along the shore of Lake Superior.
Work will be commenced by
the Canadian Northern Railway between Toronto and
Hamilton during the spring.
The right of way between Hamilton and Niagra Falls is being
secured.
BATTLL OF THE "SCRUBS"
The hockey game played between the "Scrub" teams of
Central and South Fort George
resulted in a win for the "other
town" by a score of two goals
to one. Captain Harry Seaman
of the local team, and his lineup, strove valiantly aguin>-t lhe
heavier men from tho Nechaco.
Faster and faster flew the puck
as the game wore on. The bravo
captain's face was smeared by
his life blood that slowly oozed
from a cruel gash over his eye.
Wildly excited on-lookers surrounded the four sides of the
rink, the strained, anxious expression on their faces betraying the tremendous mental excitement under which they labored. Wild cries of encouragement shook the air as some conspicuous play was encouraged
from the rink's rim of expectant humanity. Strong men
broke down and wept, and the
hystirical cries of delicately
nutured fur-clad ladies wrought
indescribable scenes as the puck
hovered between the ice gladiators on the threshold of a
goal. There surely never was
such a game.
Cariboo Timber Company, Owners of
Extensive Timber Limits Hereabonts,
Fill Add Large Sawmill to Growing
Industries of South Fort George.
Mr. B. Keegan, a lumberman
well known in this section ever
since the first timber limit was
staked, and who has lately
been cruising some timber land
in this region, left for the coast
on yesterday's stage. "Barney"
Keegan gave out an important
statement regarding his mission
to the coast to the Herald on
Thursday. He informed us that
the Cariboo Timber Company,
with which he is associated,
will install a sawmill on the
Fraser river, close to town, as
soon as navigation opens. Mr.
Keegan will bring the plant in
by way of Edmonton and the
Cache, and it will be scowed
down the river on the spring
rise. Tbe Cariboo Timber Company is a strong concern. Its
personnel, besides Mr. Keegan,
includes Archibald McEachern,
of Gould City, Michigan, John
Ross of Edmonton, Alberta,
and the well known timber men
and realty operators of Vancouver, Messrs. Mahon, Mc-
Farlane & Mahon. The company have large timber holdings in the district and will install a mill with a capacity of
25,000 feet a day. In close proximity to the town the company have five full sections of
splendid timber, cruising, to the
32,000 acres, over 5,000,000
feet. This timber is from one to
five miles from this town, and
is about fifty per cent fir. The
actual location for the mill has
not yet been decided on. The
company have a mill site leased
on an island a few miles up the
Fraser, on Lease No. 2731,
where their mill will ultimately
be placed for the cutting of the
large timber holdings they have
further up the river, but it is
understood that the mill wni
either be on this townsite or i*
the immediate vicinity, unt:
the close-in timber has bee
milled. Mr. Keegan will br-n-
his family in, and will bu;,d •
residence in South Fort Georsre.
He also owns a splendid section of agricultural land at Six
Mile Meadow, which he will cultivate io the spring.
LEGISLATURE APPOINTS
STANDINGC0MMI1TEES
Tho provincial parliament
assembled in Victoria on the
sixteenth of the month. A lot
of private bills were presented,
and Bill No. 1, an amendment
to the "County Courts Act"
was passed by the House. The
standing Committees for the
session were appointed as fol
lows: Private Bills and Standing Orders—Messrs. Miller, Mc-
Guire, Manson (Dewdney),
Shatford, Shaw and Tisdall.
Mining—Messrs. Campbell,
McLean, Fraser, McDonald,
Mackay, Wood Hunter, and
Place.
Railways — Messrs. Gifford,
Caven, Callanan, Cam--he: ,
Jackson, Manson (Comox),
Forster, Hunter, Williams and
Place.
Public Accounts — Messrs.
Lucas, Shatford, Williams and
Place.
Municipal Matters — Messrs.
Watson, Davey, Pooley, Man-
son (Skeena), Cawley, Mac-
Kenzie, MacLean, ana Scho-
6eld.
Agriculture— Messrs. Shaw,
Cawley, Jackson, Lucas, Wood,
Manson (Skeena), and Williams
Printing—Messrs. Schofield,
Beluisen, and Manson (Comox).
* ■». PAGE TWO
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FORT GEORGE HERALD
Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company, Limited
J. B. Daniell, President.
Devoted to the Interests of the Fort George District and the Northern
Interior of British Columbia.
Susscripti-H $3 CO i Ye«e in Atnitt
•Umlaut Rites oa Applicatiat
SQUEAL WHEN YOU'RE HURT.
On January eleventh this paper published, for the first time,
the information that the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company
would christen their townsite here "Prince George." The information was absolutely authoritive.'as we received it direct from
Mr. Edson J. Chamberlin, president of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway company.
That the Grand Trunk Pacific have excellent reasons for sidestepping the historical name of this place may be taken for
granted, and although it is to be deplored that the change which
they find necessary will eventually eliminate from this neck of
woods the ancient foundation implied by the original name, the
circumstances which have led up to this regrettable incident
amply justify the change, and the brilliant future which the
trend of development assures "Prince George" may be considered
sufficiently great to disregard without any anxiety the abandonment ot the name which has identified the existence of this place
since Simon Fraser stepped ashore from his canoe and founded
the Fort George post one hundred and six years ago.
The principal reason why the G. T. P. will not use the name of
"Fort George" in connection with their Indian Reserve townsite
is due to the fact that the name was usurped some years ago by
a townsite concern when they bought a piece of land of no particular value with that name thrown in as good measure. The
laws of registration have given a wily promoter the exclusive use
of the name which later became synonymous with the promotion
of TWENTY THOUSAND 25-FOOT LOTS, spilled over a jack-
pine flat west of the Indian Reserve, We have said about all that
is necessary regarding this generously-proportioned townsite and
our old friend George Hammond, the promoter and guiding genius
behind it; so let it be sufficient for the occasion to state that Mr.
Hammond did not conduct his promotions iin such manner as to
win favor with the Grand Trunk Pacific, and in some instances he
openly antagonized that powerful corporation.
The Grand Trunk people have taken very careful preliminary
measures for the arrangement of a model subdivision scheme.
They have employed famous landscape architects to plan a town-
site beautiful. The area their site covers is over 1300 acres,
about 400 of which will be utilized for railway purposes. They
will undoubtedly develop their property as extensively as possible,
forecasting their policy in their advertising campaign which may
be expected some time this year; but, as we have stated, to the
west of their site is crowded the huge flotations of George John
Hammond, flaunting the time-honored name bestowed upon the
Hudson's Bay post here in the days of the stockade fence and
bastion corner.
. To obtain the use of this name the G.T.P. must either market
their subdivision as an addition to "Fort George" (not a likely
proposition) or they must make terms with Mr. Hammond—to
that gentleman's ulterior advantage, one may presume. As the
name of "Fort George" has been continually associated in the
public mind with controversy, over-exploitation of certain properties, libel suits, and startling disclosures, and as these enumerated detriments must inevitably operate against legitimate promotions bearing the old name, The Herald hails it as a wise move
and commends the well-considered change as good, in the public
interest, and in the interest of our future welfare, that the name
"Prince George" is created by the railway company,
But there are contrary opinions. There are those who say:
Let the name remain as it was in the beginning. There are other
expressions denouncing the change for the harm it may cause
certain vested interests. Let us examine into these contrary
opinions to the foregoing; some of them are very interesting.
The opinions of individuals who deplore the change of name on
grounds of sentiment and tradition may be passed by without
slighting such worthy principles when the circumstances of the
standing of the title be considered. The expressions that are
circulated in the interest of the "vested interests" on the jack-
pine flat back of the Reserve are more interesting. These opinions naturally emanate from the minions of the promoter who
corralled the name Fort George by the legal process of registration. The magic of his vaunted "legal registered townsite of
Fort George" is suddenly likened to a piece of cheap clap-trap,
bearing no more significance than the copyrighted name to a
patent medicine after the medicine is analysed and found to contain no good qualities.
The weekly newspaper published Ly the promoter of the Fort
George townsites in its last issue spills many paragraphs of denunciations, reassurances and explanations of the change in the
name in the hope of cheering up the lot-holders in the "legal
registered townsite." This always-interesting mainstay of the
promoter's come-on literature tells us that Edson J. Chamberlin,
of the Grand Trunk Pacific, is a man with a grouch; that he
loves not the master of ceremonies behind the conglomeration of
Ntchaco river townsites; that he is not wise like Solomon of old,
who got a remark into print about not removing ancient landmarks, and that he is a "knocker" and should be spanked. This
remarkable journal makes other statements, the error of which
is perhaps due to the constant changes which the promoter makes
in the selection of editors for his sheet. For instance let us quote
the following amusing little piece: "The Tribune recollects that
it took a strong stand on the whole matter of the Indian Reserve
here before that piece of land was finally turned over by the
government to the Grand Trunk Pacific!" Perhaps the editor of
the Nechaco weekly, a recent advertising manager for the town-
site promoter, will not recollect the policy of his paper when a
former advertising manager of the promoter's was in his chair.
Continued on r»i*u Three.)
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Mbvattn, Daman & B.C. Lad S«vey»n
Surreys of lands. Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc. 	
A Do yon contemplate jf
A       BUILDING?       I
% Then invMlitate' our workmanship and  R
fA gtt our estimates |?
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3 Contractors | Hamilton and R
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A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
The Northern Lumber & Mercantile Company, limited
W. F. COME. Pm. MSSEU KDEH. rwJw. e. I aUUKHUN, Swt,,
NOTICE! To Railway
Contractors and Men
We have extraordinary
low values to offer in:
P. A. Landst J. H.IMcGreuor J.F.Templeton
T. A. Ksllt, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
Brltaah" Colanbia   Ijmd   •ar-rejr«ro
Land'Agenta Timber Cruisers
ChanceryJChambers, Langley Stmt, VICTORIA,
B.C.. P.O. Box 162, Phone 684.
McGregor Building, Third Street. SOUTH FORT
GEORGE. B. C.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Woollen Gloves
Winter Caps
Mackinaw Shirts, Pants
and Coats
Top Shirts, Underwear
Don't Forget Our Celebrated
Exclusive'lines:
Carhartt's Overalls & Gloves
Campbell's Clothing
Hartt's Boots and Shoes
House of Hohberlin made
to measure Suits
As usual
our Lumber Yards are complete in Dry
Lumber
Our logging crews are now busily en-
gaged in
preparation for next"
season's cut of the
most superior Fir and Spruce
in this district.
Oats for Sale, 10c per lb.
Operators of Sir. "Quesnel"
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
SECOND
street Company. limited
South Fort George
The accompanying plan shows
accurately the
position of Lot
483 to the Grand
Trunk Pacific
Townsite.
— rnnmc
R/TIL.W/IV
BRIDGE
L.463
A Subdivision Showing Promise of Quick
Profit at Price? Within the Reach of All
LOT 483, situated at the eastern end of the projected railway and traffic bridge and within one mile ot
the Fort George G. T. P. depot and terminal yards.
It is the choicest property in the district and the
best buy on the market today. Then why buy 25-
foot lots when you can get 11-2 acres for half the
price and within closer radius of the G.T.P. depot.
For Information Apply to Owners: Box 1, South Fort George, B.C.
111 SQ||EAL WBEL^iuu
Ht  UUHI
(Co„clud«l from Page TWO.)
.    those days the paper was striv-
D^.1   v to block the .ale of the
P8rtthnfa'co sheet ends its burning
*?b  commending that th. pro-
sditT"11 by W„„^ h„tt in on the mat-
vemment who work hand*
with promoters.
There are some
provincial go
ter.
We know
when circumstances
print all we
We don't sup-
a man who
j„.glove
TerfT^ to
r'Tt/ie-things which wedonot
Iw I but which we anticpate
Uing as time passes
tut Mr. Chamberlin,
p0!! ready to do the square thing
ij: imSinterests. will lose very
V ,1 en over the frothy-mouthed
T,^ in the editorial columns of
vhm f om the "other town."
ateisnTsupposedto Thatsort
""Irial is Printed for the purpose
confidence, and with the
the 26-foot lot-
their inter-
of mate
of inspiring
motive of impressing
yders with the idea that
ab are being well looked after by the
pest independent weekly installed on
the Nechaco townsite by the promoter
iforesaid, with his usual magnamity.
Another amusing statement found in
the article referred to is that the G. T.
p wanted the land now pegged off
with the hundred-thousand-odd stakes
25 feet apart, for its own townsite.
This is laughable.    The editor of this
pjper was the man who attended to the
itaking of the townsite in 1908 for a
former G. T. P.  engineer,  who had
nothing to do with the railway company.
Coining down to first principles, the
name of "Fort George" was, and al-
wiyshad been the property, by every
moral right, of the Hudson's Bay Company.   It was seized upon by the promoters, however,  immediately   they
tad that it was lying around loose, as
the jriat trading concern were not in
the townsite business andjhad not taken
the precaution of registering their title
for subdivision purposes.
If the Tribune wishes to set right the
wrongs of mankind and make a start
on the name of a townsite, let us commend them to make a better start by
removing the name of John Houston
from the sub-heading of their paper.
Perhaps the readers of the townsite
organ do not know that the legend,
"Founded by John Houston," is an insult to the dead.   We [t eel sure that
they do not know that the Tribune was
extorted from  Houston's  heir when
"Old John" was hardly cold in his
pave, by threats of libel for statements whirh John Houston had made
to the detriment of George John Ham-
Bund's townsites.    As wrote W. J.
Mackay, an old partner of Houston's,
ud the man he wired for when he wu
■Ijinj on his feetjn the little>ld Tribune office in South Fort George, in this
a»per on October 1st, 1910:
Rimove the symbol of righteous-
oets from the insincere first column
of thi sicond page of the Central
Fort George Tribune! Don't besmirch
»• name of John Houston by shroud-
k w advertising leaflet with the
ijwments of  an   honorable   man.
'Founded by John Houston" is the
»**mp of merit, the sealing-wax of
PNbity and the envelope of confl-
M»te. Thea. three things are not to
"»found in the Tribune.    Houston's
y«» was not sold.   His heir did not
"Pose of it.   What was trafficked
* wi» little cold type, a press
»•» type rack. That was all. The
jwi who appropriated "Pounded by
* Houston" is a ten-cent rag-
c « from Minneapolis.    Trading
•"thename of John Houston, by a
«mp»ny with which deceased was at
J* drawn st the time of his de*
*»•>» like Satan holding audience
dl" the livery of the court of
5Ti^to^. «■«»»,
4SU8nS 'nd h" *"
8uN'Ah^ filches from me my good
^Uut°L^whichen^"«»him
'DUt makes me poor indeed.
• avM>. «• ••»«.- wsj uaiiniv vonpuy
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
the Pacific & Hudson Bay Railway
Company will apply to the Parliament
of Canada at its present session for an
Act extending the time within which it
may commence construction of and
complete its line of railway from a
Brint near Kimsquit, at the head of
ean Channel or Bella Coola on the
North Bentinck Arm, along the route
hereinafter described. And authorizing
the construction of the line of railway
of the company from a point near Kimsquit, at the head of Dean Channel or
Bella Coola on the North Bentinck
Arm, thence in a northeasterly direction to a point at or near Elcatcho
Lake, thence in the same direction by
the valley of the Upper and Lower
Nechaco Rivers and Carp Lake to a
glint at or near Fort McLeod; or by
ella Coola Valley in an easterly direction to Puncho Lake, thence in a northeasterly direction by the Naszo River
to Blackwater and Mud River Valley to
a point on the Nechaco River at or near
Fort George, thence in a northeasterly
direction to a point at or near Fort
McLeod, also a branch line from either
of the above lines by the most feasible
route to a point at or near Fort George,
thence in a northeasterly direction from
Fort McLeod by the Misinchinea River
to Pine River Pass; thence in an easterly direction by the most feasible
route to a point near Dunvegan, thence
in a northeasterly direction the most
feasit le way to a point on the Athabasca River near Fort McMurray: and
amending Section 8 of the Act of Incorporation of the Company in Chapter
126 of the Statutes of Canada, 1-2,
George V, to comply with the said
route, and increasing the capital stock
of the said company to twenty-five
million dollars, and authorizing the
company to carry on a general express
business, and to enter into agreements
with the Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Company, the Edmonton, Dunvegan &
British Columbian Railway Company,
and the British Columbia & Dawson
Railway Company.
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, this 21st day of November, 1912.
W. F. BROUGHTON,
Pacific Building, Vancouver, B.C.
Solicitor for the Pacific & Hudson Bay
Railway Company.
Via U iv-un o-cuv v kweio.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-Every
Sunday—Sunday School, 3 p. m.;
Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p. m.
Rev. R. H. Isaac Williams, M. A.,
Vicar, the Parsonage.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
Fresh
Meats  -
Wholesale and retail
THE B.C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORfiE AND
SOUTH FORT GE0R6E
[AIL ORDER
Ut
week the
A TOWNSITE
THAT WILL
MAKE A
TOWN
I have a townsite proposition on the main line
of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway at an
important point
The proposition is thoroughly legitimate. If
interested address
BOX 44
South Fort George
B.C.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Frynn
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and beat-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Mewls 50 Cento
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
v'
M
Give us a trial
:
% :
John A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
•a
FINE CONFECTIONERY.
1
We make our own CANDY from the best and most wholesome
materials available.      :     Our stock is large and always fresh.
A Complete line of Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks in Season.
We Cater for Private Dinners, Banqu.'ts or Dance Suppers.
McGaghran & Thorne
HAMILTON AVENUE - - SOUTH FORT GEORGE
[t-
Robert Spinks
Painting ami PapeAangiiig
=THE=
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
Advertise in The Herald
thivL     ag8in «Mt of Haielton.
bridL'T ,,wotk"ttheMud Creek
hJL u'where they wl» •»
W15 J)?*time until »tM,u
fSti '""^ture, and then
«»>«T,i» °UtCreek wd eastward
^^"'"■^hed in the spring.
Cj» ^ betwMn   South
Vrlvthd0N,ewHa»»tonlsl6centi.
Th,cp       Befweww»-B0-
* th« AihM.*!mrch,Bed th« eta"*
5wtidtwoa^Centr*1 R,ilw»y «nd
he*
nd«ry line.
ta and south to
1
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Acreage—- Garden Tracts PAGE FOUR
rxjAi >jiav^-.>——■
THE BATTLE OF
THREE TOWNSITES
Hazelton, New Hazelton, and
South Hazelton are another
group of townsite vegetables
that one should keep a wary
eye on, states Toronto Saturday Night. The History of
Hazelton et al., when it comes
to be written, will be found to
consist largely of a feud between the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and various town-
site promoters, which has now
developed into a bitter rivalry
between two of the townsites,
with the third looking on and
hoping that the other two will
devour themselves and leave the
field clear. Old Hazelton, which
had and has still the chief population in the district, was sidetracked when the company decided to build the road south of
the Skeena at that point. Old
Hazelton happened to be across
the river, and so a bunch of 0.
T. P. railway contractors, the
fairly well known Bob Kelly of
Vancouver, and a few of their
friends got together nnd
bought up a lot of acreage at
a point across the river and
east about three milcs and a
half, where the company's plan
called for a siding. They established a townsite there and
called it New Hazelton. The
people of Old Hazelton refused
to Hock there, and as a matter
of fact the population of New
Hazelton still consists largely
of the floating class which go
with railway construction.
Foley, Welch & Stewart have
their pay station there, ln the
meantime Old Hazelton appealed to the Railway Commission
and later to the Cabinet-in-
Council for a station nearer
than New Hazelton, and after a
year's delay carried their point.
The station has been ordered to
be placed at a point directly
across the Skeena from the old
town, and thus South Hazelton
came into being. A temporary
depot has been erected there,
and trains have been running
from Prince Rupert to South
Hazelton for over two months.
The boosters of the latter place
claim that all the business enterprises in the old town will
soon be moved across the river
and that it will become the one
and only Hazelton, but this
both the other places scoff at.
New Hazelton is to have a
station, too, and the claim is
made for this spot that it is
nearest the extensive silver
mines of the district, and will
become the chief distributing
centre. Town lots there, as at
many other places are too high,
and easterners who may be canvassed to buy property in any
of the Hazeltons should remember thnt there are a lot of promoters, railway contractors,
and other gentry up there who
are looking for big profits on
places that are nothing but
small villages and will be nothr
ing else in the lifetime of the
present generation.
A ferryman, named Ross, who
has been ferrying between the
towns of Sealey and Hazelton,
has retired from business on the
Skeena and is coming to Fort
George to put a gasoline boat
on the river. Mr. Ross has his
boat ready in Vancouver and
is leaving Hazelton soon to
hike through to this place over
the trail, a distance of 297
».lilos.
As a result of a snow slide at
Duneain mine at Sandon quite
recently, which carried away
the blacksmith shop in which
he was working, Levi R. Mclnnis, the well known Socialist
speaker, was killed. Levi was a
brother of .lohn Mclnnis, of
this town, ex-M.L.A. for Grand
Forks, and was well known
throughout this province for
the active work and interest he
showed in the working class
movement. At the convention
of District C> of the Western Federation of Miners, which was
held recently at Nelson, a resolution of sympathy witb the relatives of the deceased was unanimously adopted. The Herald
also, extends sincere sympathy
to Mr. John Mclnnis of this
town in his bereavement.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
CURE YOUR COLD
We have a very complete stock of Emulsions and
Cough Syrups.   Why continue to suffer?	
A
"ti***^
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver,B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL. - ~       - $1,506,000.
V.
G. T. P. & P. G. E.
Railway Construction
Headquarters
will be on the Fraser River waterfront, adjoining South Fort George, with the opening of
spring. This spells good times in this immediate neighborhood. Buy a Lot this spring
while they are cheap, and take your profits in
the early summer.
Also 2 1-2 acre Garden Tracts close in.
Write for details.
The Northern Development
Company, Limited
403-404 Carter-Co       Building     :     VANCOUVER, B.C.
WILLOW RIVER
BRITISH COLUMBIA
At the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow Rivers.
The first town of importance to be established in Central
British Columbia on the Main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway. By those who are in close touch with the true
conditions, Willow River is regarded as being a town of
future great importance in the heart of "Canada's Inland
Empire." This fact, plus the fact that Willow River will be
an important lumbering, mining and agricultural centre,
makes property in this new town desirable from either a
business or investment standpoint. Willow River property
has been purchased by merchants and investors throughout
Canada and United States. Although the town was only
established October 16th, 1913, tt, number of lots have been
resold at decided profits, while other purchasers refuse to
sell at even twice the prices paid. The business portion only
of Willow River is now on the market—the survey of the
residence portion has recently been completed and this portion
of the town will be placed on the market in the near future.
There are a limited number of lots available in the business
portion at the original prices. Easy Terms. No Interest.
Cleai and perfect title direct from the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway. The Original and Official Townsite of Willow River
is located on Lot 785; Station Site approved by the Board of
Railway Commissioners March 26th, 1912, Order No. 16179.
REMEMBER THAT. For maps and detailed information
call on
F. W. CRAWFORD
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents Grand Trunk Pacific Hallway
WINNIPEG
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
n
Winter Schedule
Mail and Passenger Service
Stages leave the company's South Fort George office for Ashcroft, Quesnel and way points at 5 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays
The mail, passenger and express stages arrive
from the south on
Wednesday and Saturday Evenings
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
j 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars      | 1913 |
the Bank of British North America
Tour money ls sater in the Bank than in your house or ln jour
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH:
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGER
Personal Depreciation
Every manufacturer sets aside a certain sum each year for wear and tear on
plant. ...     •»■   .
Apply the same principle to the life of your earning capacity by depositing»
sufficient sum in a saving account in this Bank to assure you of comfort in
future years.
The Royal Bank of Canada
With Which is united
—>——— The Traders Bank of Canada
I Capital paid up, $12400,000 -Surplus $11,400,000 -Total Assets $17i)7Wj
■••4 Offlc*       •      Montreal, Hue.
Fort Georito Branch.
D. MURRAY. Manager.
Sou.ll Fort George Bran*
H. C. SEAMAN, Man.!".
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.^	
Camp stoves      Hot air Furnaces, etc.
LASELLE AVENUE SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR*
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAY1NG AND EXCAVATING DONE.
THE ONLY TOWNSITE REGISTERED AS WILLOWJIVER
at the junction of the FRASER and WILLOW RIVERS, °n
the main line of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAJLWAi
and on the PACIFIC & HUDSON'S BAY RAILWAY,
the entrance to the preat PEACE RIVER COUNTRY, win
be one of the IMPORTANT CITIES of INTERIOR »«
ISH COLUMBIA as it possesses, at its very door, an "
NATURAL RESOURCES which go to the building ot m
and important COMMERCIAL CENTRES.
Write today for maps and printed matter giving full information.
Pacific Land & Townsites Company, Iii*d
517 Pacific Building - - Vancouver, B. .
L. M. Bower, Local Representative.

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