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 /OL. 3, NO. 21.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C„ SATURDAY, MAY 25, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM.
CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY
WILL CENTREAT SOUTH
FBBTJEBRGE
South Fort George will be the
jjentre of all railway construction
activity in this district.    This is
the unanimous opinion  of the
numerous construction men who
have made this town their headquarters during the past week,
grading camps will be located at
rmmerous points between here
ind Tete Jaune Cache and along
this route thousands of men will
^e employed.   Near the junction
|f the Fraser and Nechaco rivers,
robablyon the Indian reserve
laterfront adjoining this town,
nammoth depot will be estab-
ihed for the storage of supplies
Hd materials for construction
estward.   Work will be vigor-
jisly pushed on the big bridge to
ban the Fraser at this point, the
Machinery and materials for the
oncrete work of which are now
|waiting transportation herefrom
he end of steel.
Among the late arrivals are J.
p. Campbell, J. Staino and four
)ther sub-contractors who have
lust completed a journey on foot
from the mouth of Bear river
here following the right-of-way.
|Though he distance is only 50
niles, the journey occupied eight
days owing to the tangled under-
toowth and timber.   The men's
flothingwas literally in tatters
fhen they arrived here. Expecting to make the journey in much
phorter time, they  were completely out of provisions wl.en
Jateman's ranch at Eagle Lake
vas reached.    Here they were
jiven a hearty meal and sufficient
Jupplies to complete the journey.
Mr.  Campbell informed  the
lerald that no serious engineer-
tig problems are involved in the
instruction of the road through
pe cauntry he traversed; in fact,
excepting a few dirt cuts, build-
ling would be as simple as through
|a prairie country.
Just as quickly as supplies can
Ibe brought down river grading
camps will be established all along
j the line as far as this place. In
order to complete their contracts
within the stipulated time Mr.
Campbell believes that considerable work will be carried on next
winter all along the line, as was
done last winter in the territory
east of the Cache.
It is now evident that the contractors are concentrating their
efforts on completing the road
from the east to Fort George. On
the western end, owing to the
difficulty of obtaining supplies,
slow progress is being made in
construction, and the conclusion
is reached that this point will be
made the base of supplies for the
completion of the western end of
t ie transcontinental. In this way
material could be forwarded from
the east over the company's own
steel, saving the long haul to the
Pacific coast and east from Prince
Rupert.
Thos. J. Dunn, representing
Pitherfi Leiser, Victoria, was
here this week.
G. B. Sayers, ambassador for
Johnson B103., wholesale dry-
goods, Vancouver, spent several
days here this week.
HALF-MILLION TIES
WILL HE
Mr. McNaughton, Grand Trunk
Pacific tie inspector between
Prince Rupert and Fort George,
arrived here Tuesday and left the
following morning for Prince
Rupert. He was accompanied by
Mr. Hansen, an old tie contractor
on the western end of construction, who is now taking out telegraph poles for the line between
Rupert and here.
Mr. Bergman also accompanied
the party. He will commence
taking out ties on the transcontinental right-of-way west of
here. A half-million ties are
needed by the first of May, 1913,
to be delivered along the line of
construction east and west of this
point, and an average price of 28
cents each will be paid local subcontractors.
The party reports timber scarce
between Aldermere and here.
WANT MORE SCHOOL
ACCOMMODATION
The annual meeting of the
South Fort George Board of Trade
was held Wednesday evening in
the Firehall. There was a large
attendance of members and many
matters of interest to the town
and district were taken up. Chief
among these was the question of
public school accommodation.
This has become a serious problem owing to the rapid growth in
the town's population. A committee was appointed to take the
matter up with Hon. Dr. Young,
minister of education.
The election of officers for the
ensuing year created a lively interest and called forth a contest
for every office except that of
first vice-president when the body
unanimously endorsed the candidacy of Mr, J. B. Daniell.
Following are the officers for
the new term:
President—J, R. Campbell.
1st Vice-Pres.-J. B. Daniell.
2ndVice-Pres.—M. C. Wiggins.
Sec-Treas.-H. B. Close.
THE DAILY WILDCAT
The Fort George Tribune, the
Natural Resources Security company's promotion organ, announces that it will shortly begin
pnblication of a daily. The town-
site promoters recently discontinued the publication of a sheet
called the "Bulletin of Informa*
tion" and evidently propose making the Tribune sole carrier of
the bait to lure the long-distance
investor. Extra machinery is being installed and the Hammond
staff of press agents and publicity
men have taken up residence on
the Nechaco subdivisions.  ■
The total population on all the
Hammond 'townsites, comprising
1600 acres of 25-foot lots, is less
than 200, the greater number of
these being employees of the
townsite company. A half-dozen
small business places of the peanut stand variety and Hammond's
white-elephant hotel make up the
sum total of business places in
their widely-advertised business
section.
George J. owes his lot-promotion success entirely to an unlimited use of printers' ink, and his
"daily" Tribune will probably
prove a strong magnet in attracting unwary investors, especially
the distant ones.
CITY AND DISTRICT
L. J. Willis, of Quesnel, is registered at Hotel Northern.
Walter Crocker and "Doc."
Campbell have gone to work on
their Willow river pre-emptions.
Rev. Father Coccola, the veteran Catholic missionary, came
down the Nechaco early in the
week and will spend a couple of
weeks here.
A blue cloth cape was lost on
the Giscombe road last Tuesday.
The finder will confer a favor by
returning it to the owner, Miss
Mary Halm.
Messrs. Morice Farr, representing Peck & Co., and S. G.
McClelland, of Smith, Davidson
& Wright, are displaying their
samples in the building adjoining
the theatre.
Harvey's survey party left
early in the week, via Black-
water, Fraser Lake and Stewart
river, for the Peace river country,
where they will spend the season
on government survey work, ,
Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Wright, of
Nelson, and A. Wright, of Vancouver, are spending some time
in the district. They are directions of the Wright Investment
Co. who have large land interests
in the district.
Last evening Mr. H. B. Close,
received news of the serious illness of his mother in New York
City. He left early this morning
by steamer B.X. after having
wired for an auto to meet him at
Soda Creek, hoping to catch tonights east-bound train at Ashcroft.
The Natural Resources Security company has completed arrangements whereby the mail
steamer B.X. will run up the
Nechaco to the Hammond town-
sites as long as the stage of water
will permit. Last year the navigation company received $1500 in
bonuses from the N. R, S. Co. for
similar services at the rate of $50
a trip.
A party of settlers from Oregon
arrived here early in the week.
They brought four wagons and a
complete outfit of implements.
Their five teams of horses attracted especial attention, and are
without doubt the finest ever
brought to this country. A
thousand dollars a pair is the
value placed on the equines. The
party will locate in the Salmon
river valley.
A mammoth sign bearing a
warning to down-river navigators
has just been completed for the
local mercantile firm of Kennedy,
Blair & Co, and will be erected at
the head of Grand Canyon. Be
neath the warning, "Danger," is
is painted a map showing the
contour of the dangerous channel, the landing and portage and
a completely sketched plan of
how to avoid the perilous whirlpool, Had the authorities been
possessed of sufficient initiative
to erect such a warning before
traffic became general on the
upper waters, the lives of many
inexperienced navigators would
not have paid forfeit.
CALIFORNIA INVESTORS
PLANNEW HOTEL
A modern hotel building of
three storeys and to contain 40
rooms will shortly be erected on
the northeast corner of Fourth
street and Hamilton avenue,
Early in the week Messrs. R. D.
Nicholls and George Warcup, recent arrivals from San Francisco,
purchased this site, comprising
66x120 feet, from Wm. Burch.
The price paid was in the neighborhood of $4000, the transaction
being a cash one. The agreement
of sale carries a clause to the effect that a building of the description given above must be
erected on the property. Wesley
& Wiggins, the local realty dealers
concluded the sale.
Plans for the new structure are
now in preparation and excavation work will be commenced
within the next few days.
BUSH FIRE DESTROYS
VALDABLE TIMBER
Three hundred thousand feet
of hewn timber was destroyed
early this week in a fire which
swept through the Clearwater
district on the Grand Trunk right-
of-way east of here.
Tyre Bros., of Tete Jaune
Cache had the contract for supplying 600,000 feet of timber to
be used in the tunnel now being
put through near the mouth of
the Clearwater. The fire made
a clean sweep of all that had
been cut The loss entailed is a
serious one for the contractors.
GEORGE HAS CAME
George J. Hammond, king of
the Nechaco townsites, accompanied by a retinue of hand-
picked hot-air merchants, arrived
on Thursday's boat. George is
endeavoring to arouse enthusiasm
among his "colonists" and to that
end gave a banquet to his sales
agents last evening at his hotel.
George has chartered an automobile from the B.X, company and
is showing the natives just how
a real frenzied financier should
perform.
Andy Miller, of Mud River
valley was in town early this
week. He reports crops doing
splendidly in his section and oats
grown to a height of three inches.
Sam LaBlanch, of the Nechaco
townsites, was arrested today on
a charge of feloniously wounding
Lachlan Maclean. He will appear Monday before Magistrate
Heme,
St. John is the first city in
Canada to adopt what is called
the commission plan of city gov*
ernment. The affairs of the city
will be administered by a mayor
and four other commissioners,
who will be expected to devote
practically their whole time to
civic affairs, each to be the responsible head of a government.
The first election under the new
charter has resulted in the choice
of five able men, including the
present mayor. It is predicted
that as a result of the radical
charge in the system of city government, the affairs of St. John
will hereafter be conducted on
business principles, and that a
progressive policy will be adopted from the outset.
STEAMBOATS NOW PLYING
BETWEEN CANYON AND
THECACHE
Captain Johnson, a former
well-known skipper on the
Skeena, and now commodore of
the Foley, Welch & Stewart fleet
of boats on the upper Fraser,
arrived here Wednesday from
Tete Jaune Cache, having navigated the river to the Grand
canyon in a gasoline launch,
finishing the journey in a canoe.
Commodore Johnson reports
great activity between the Cache
and Grand canyon. The two big
steamboats, Operator and Conveyor, have been launched and
are now supplying the camps in
this direction as far as the canyon.
When the congestipn at the Cache
has been relieved and the upper
camps supplied one of the big
boats can be expected to make
the initial trip to South Fort
George. This, however, will not
likely be before the middle of
June.
Whether the steamboats will
this season make regular trips
down river to this point has not
yet been decided by the contractors. At present they are considering the question of using
the steamers entirely on the
waters above the canyon. Fort
George freight would be loaded
on scows and towed to the head
of the canyon by the steamers.
Gasoline boats would then convey
the scows down stream to their
destination.
Navigation in the Goat River
rapids has been greatly improved
by the railway contractors who
have had a party of men at work
blowing out the rocks and boulders.
Commodore Johnson left Thursday morning by the Chilcotin for
Soda Creek. He will make a
hydrographic survey of the
Fraser river below Soda Creek
for the purpose of ascertaining
how far down stream navigation
will be possible. The opinion
has been often expressed by
river captains that with a comparatively small outlay the river
could be made navigable for
steamboats almost the entire
distance to Lytton. Captain
Foster, of the Chilcotin, the
oldest skipper in experience on
the Fraser, states that to his own
knowledge steamers could be
navigated at least thirty miles
farther down stream at a trivial
cost in channel improvements.
If Commodore Johnson proves
to the satisfaction of Foley,
Welch & Stewart that the Fraser
can be navigated with reasonable
safety for a considerable distance
below Soda Creek, there will be
no hesitation on the part of the
contractors in spending the
money necessary to make it a
reality. They evidently do not
believe in waiting for the unwinding of red tape in obtaining a
government grant.
As owners of the charter and
builders of the Pacific Great
Eastern railway, the construction
of which will be commenced immediately from Vancouver to this
point, proof of the Fraser's navigability below Soda Creek will
be a great aid in the 'transportation of supplies for the construc-
ofthe railway from Vancouver
to this point.
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Devoted    to   thc   interests   of   Furt
George und the entire Northern Interior.
J. B. DANI13LL. Editor.
THE G.T.P, TOWNSITE.
The acquisition of Indian Reserve No. 1 by the Grand Trunk
Piicific Railway company for railway and townsite purposes was
an accomplishment received with
general approval,    In effecting
the transfer of the rights of the
aborigines in that property, the
representatives of the government and railway company had
the active co-operation and assistance of the citizens of South
Fort George who fully appreciated the advantage ot* securing a
result which would effectually remove any doubt that might exist
as to the intention of the Grand
Trunk Pacific company to establish, at the confluence of the Nechaco and Fraser rivers, the distributing point for the northern
interior of this province.   The
successful conclusion of the negotiations removed the possibility
of speculators interposing their
schemes between the interests of
the public and railway company,
and our citizens have since confined their energies to the advancement and improvement of
their own  town,   leaving   the
question of the disposition of the
reserve, as a townsite, to the purchasers.
The best criterion of our position is afforded by the progress
and development which has characterized the past two years, all
of which is the result of individual effort. South Fort George is
a community so firmly established by the extent of its mercantile
interests, the stability of its population and the advantages of its
position, that its citizens can
await the maturity of the plans
of the railway company with
every confidence.
We observe, however, that the
organ of the Nechaco townsites
is less optimistic, and apprehending calamity to the future greatness of Fort George has assailed
the Grand Trunk Pacific company
with virulent denunciation. The
complacency of the Hammond
organ was more apparent than
its "far-sighted policy" so long-
as there remained a possibility of
influencing the management of
the railway company to accord
preferential treatment to the
Hammond townsites. Disappointed in that hope and failing
in an attempt to constrain the
railway company, through the
Board of Railway Commissioners,
to accept as station grounds, a
spot determined upon by interests
centering exclusively in the subdivisions of the Natural Resources
Security company, the exploiter's
organ has suddenly discovered
grave danger to the future interests of the community if conditions are not entailed in the
transfer of the reserve which will
reserve rights to transportation
companies not now in the field
and not likely to be for a long
time,
The Grand Trunk Pacific company was first in the field and to
the completion of its plans do the
people of these parts look for the
earliest removal of the disabilities
of the present modes of transportation, The settlement and development of the northern interior was stimulated by the projected construction as by no other j
agency, and the attitude of the
public in general will be found
friendly to the company, facilitating, rather than impeding, the
execution of their plans to develop
the reserve as a townsite.
despatches purporting to come
from Ottawa, must be produced
before the public will be persuaded of the beneficent interest
taken in Fort George by other
railways for whom accommed:-
tion is being sought on the reserve. Few will be inclined to
doubt that if any of these companies had any serious design to
enter this field, they would have
been provident enough to take
action when their chances to acquire the reserve were as good
as those of the Grand Trunk.
If the provincial government
has not yet relinquished the reversionary rights in the reserve,
a better case must be mi.de out I y
the promoter's organ before the |
necessity of the "far-sighted
policy" will be sufficiently apparent to justify the government in J
deferring the relinquishment.
Let the Grand Trunk Pacific ]
company proceed as expeditious-j
ly with their development as
their plans will permit. In all,
matters pertaining to the public!
welfare our citizens will be found
willing to co-operate, but there
will be no trek of our citizens to
their townsite. The new subdivisions must find new settlers
and some years must pass before
the pre-eminence already attained by our town will be rivalled.
Its progress will be commensurate with the development of the
district; its permanency is assured. We see no reason, therefore,
why consideration accorded willingly by the government to communities of lesser importance
should be withheld here.
The Herald has no brief to
enter upon the indiscriminate defence of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway company, but we have
observed nothing in the modus
operandi of that company to cause
us to suspect its integrity, In
the pursuance of the independent
policy which has actuated this
journal in the advocacy of measures in the public interest, we
are no less willing to support the
policy of the railway company at
present than we will be ready to
censure it if the interests of the
public be endangered.
Fort George
Drug Co.
Prescriptions a
Specialty
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NEW BOOKS i,ors.beA
large shipment just received
Toilet nrtlcalB, Patent Msdlolnea, fl
Matrazlnes,Bool.», Stationery.       ,.      ;
Tollst Aniclus, Druggists' Sundries   i
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Our New Stock is now on display-the finest
ever brought to this country. Every line is
now complete.
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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 $ Flynn
S    Buildei-s and Contractors
I    SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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Our Prices Are Still the Lowest \
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON  STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
I am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
. ONIOO ACRES OF.
Good Government Land.
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
N. C. Jorgensen.
P. 0. Bo< 21. rou'h Fori George. B. C,
NOTICE
To Whom it May Concern:
NOTICE is hereby given that
through arrangement with the Grand
Trunk Railway company the Fort
George Indians have the use of all
meadows and fenced enclosures for the
season. All trespassers upon same will
be prosecuted as the law directs.
W. J. McALLAN.
Indian Agent.
South Fort George, April 30, 1912.
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Foil George, B.C. VicUiria, B.C.
F. P. .Burden. Mvrr. F. C. Green, Mfirr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green. MKr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion 4 B. C. Und Surveyors
Surveys of Lands. Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
Watch
Repairing
C. H. DAVIE
Satisfaction guar
anteed
Send articles by mail to Fort George, R.C.
PONT  BUY  ON  PAPER
We don't ask you to purchase South Fort George lots by
making a pencil mark on a townsite plan   You would
be safe in so doing, but if skeptical
COME TO
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Investigate Our Proposition
and you will find a good live town-Two banks, saw mill,
pool hall, newspaper, two general stores, splendid
hotel, bakery, stationery store, mail-boat
landing, scores of buildings,
and crowds of satisfied   buyers
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT CO.
172 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B C , or the resident agent,
g. e. Mclaughlin
Fourth Avenue, South Fort George
Hardware       Groceries      Boots and Shoes
Clothing        Builders' Supplies
RUSSELL PEDEN
W. F. COOKE
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Store, Office and Lumber Yard, South Fort George
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I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR,
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAY1NG  AND EXCAVATING  DONE.
M. C. WIGGINS
Real Estate
GARDEN TRACTS
FARM LANDS
TT¥T1U     Less than quarter mile from Indian Reserve
M-MJl-n       (G.T.P. Townsite).   Price $150 per acre,
A jpf* wji(C< one-quarter cash, balance six, twelve and
ilL*^/J.«.JE4SI ejghteen months at 6 per cent.
Settlers located on 160-acres of good Government land.
FOURTH ST.  -  -  SOUTH FORT GEORGE B.C
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leal Estate Investments
If you are interested in the growing values of
Fort George Realty it will pay you to look over
my lists. I have made money for others and
can do the same for you.    '
The Pioneer Realty Specialist of the Northern Interior
N. H. WESLEY
REAL ESTATE
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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.
Occidental
Hotel
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A Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British W
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<1 New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests to
7a All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated. -^
Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms
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T^VfiW" Rival claimants to the location of the
Grand Trunk Pacific depot at New
fazelton will wage the next battle on
June 4.
The poBse in pursuit of the Indian
Imurderers declare the fugitives are
■headed for the Big Bar mountains near
■the Fraser river, where they have large
■caches of food.
That Canada this season will draw
■from the various Btates across the border 170,000 immigrants, is the estimate
ht W. J. White, inspector of United
btates agencies for the Dominion.   The
■stimate given by Mr. White is a considerable figure increase over the figures
nst season, when 133,000 crossed the
Dine.
The London papers publish a state-
Lent made by the Liverpool Journal of
Commerce, that J. Bruce Ismav intends*
■to provide an endowment fund for
pensions for disabled seamen of all
tlasses connected with the White Star
-Line and for their widows as a thank
Mering and memorial to the heroes of
|he Titanic's crew. The fund, it is
further said, will probably amount to
1100,000.
TENDERS
IsEALED TENDERS addressed to
Ve undersigned and marked on the
Ivelope '"fender for Buildings, Fort
loree Reserve," will be received up
Inoon of Tuesday, July 2, 1912 for
ie'erection of the following buildings
•Indians on the under mentioned
(serves:—
Dn Reserve No. 2, Fort George, B.C-
18 large dwellings for Indians.
6 small        "
1 Church.
1 Schoolhouse.
In Reserve "No. 3, Fort George,  B.C.
4 large dwellings for Indians.
6 small
| On Reserve No. 4, Fort George B.C.
1 large dwelling for Indians.
2 small dwellings for Indians.
J Plans and specifications may be seen
It the offices of Mr. John F. Smith, Ionian Agent, Kamloops; Mr. Peter
Byrne, Indian Agent, New Westminster; Mr. Wm. McAllan, Indian Agen',
Fraser Lake; Mr. A. M.Tyson, Inspec
jtor of Indian Agencies, Vancouver;
Mr. W. E. Ditchburn, Inspector of
Indian Agencies, Victoria: and the poit
bffices at Ashcroft, Quesnel and Fori
jeorge.
1 Each tender must be accompanied by
In accepted cheque on a chartered banl
lor ten per cent, of the amount of" the
tender, made payable to the order of
the undersigned, which will be forfeited
If the person or persons tendering da-
fcline to enter into a contract when called upon to do so, or fail to complete the
Work contracted for. If the tender be
bot accepted the cheque will be return-
Id.
The lowest or any tender not neces-
arily accepted.
j The unauthorized insertion of this ad-
jrtisement in any newspaper will not
i paid for.
J. D. McLEAN,
Asst. Deputy anh Sec'y.
Department of Indian Affairs,
Ottawa, May 1, 1912. 41
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT.
District of Cariboo.
Take notice that Arthur Charles Eg-
Ibert McElroy, of South Fort George,
[B.C., manager, intends to apply for
[permission to purchase the following
Idescribed lands:
f Commencing at a post planted at the
Northwest corner of Lot 4201 and
i marked C. McEIroy's Northeast corner,
; thence south 10 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence north 80 chains more or
less to the Nechaco River, thence following the said river southeasterly to
the point of commencement and containing 140 acres more or less.
Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy.
May 6th, 1912.  , jul2(h
COUNTY COURT OP CARIBOO
The sittings of the County Court of
Cariboo will be held as under:
Clinton-Thursday, June 6th, 1912,
at 9 a. m. at the Court House.
150 Mile HousE-Monday, June 10th,
st 10 a. m. at the Court House.
South Fort George — Thursday,
June 13th, at 4 p.m. at the Government
Office. ,
Quesnel-Saturday, June 15th, at 2
P. m. at the Court House.
RlCHFiELD-Tuesday, June 18th at 10
a. m. at the Court House.
By Order. C. W. GRAIN,
Registrar.
IN THE MATTER of the Companies
Act; and IN THE MATTER of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited, will
at the expiration of one month from
the first publication hereof apply to the
Registrar of Companies for approval of
change of name from Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited, to "The Northern
Lumber & Mercantile Company,
Limited."
Dated this 4th day of May, 1912.
E. J. AVISON,      "
Quesnel, B.C.
Solicitor for Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited.
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There are a great number of town-
site properties on the market in the
land adjoining the Indian Reservation
here. Mont of the subdivided properties are owned, sold by or controlled by
the Natural Resources Security Company, Limited, of Vancouver. Their
properties comprise Lots 777, 1430, 936,
1429, 937, 938, 2608, 261U and 2507.
The South Fort ' George townsite, tht
business and residential centre of the
district, is situated on Lots 933 and
934. The Hudson's Bay property and
Lots 931 and 932, generally known
as the "Bird Addition" are not as
yet on the market. The area subdivided, and either owned or sold
on the profit sharing plan by the
Natural Resources Security Company Ltd., totals about 1800 acres.
This concern has beon responsible
for such development as may be
found today on a small portion of
Lot 938, thc smallest of their subdivisions. Their townBitcB are located on a high jack-pine Hat. The
soil Is gravelly, and, generally speaking, will not produce domostic vegetation. There are no wells on the
townsite, owing to its height, and
water must be brought from the
river. The South Fort George town-
site Is a very much smaller area. It
totals about 150 acres, and is situated on the lower benches of thi
Fraser River, which is navigated bj
the largest steamboats throughout
the open season. The Nechaco River
townsites are not regular ports o:
call, as owing to the difficulty in
navigating the Nechaco river except
in high water the boats do not call
there unless paid to do so. Lots in
some sub-divisions of the Natural Re
sources Security Company Limited
have not increased in value to any
material degree during the past three
years. Their initial sub-divisions
are as yet quite indeveloped. Soutii
Fort George is a good live town. It
has been largely built up and de
veloped by the pioneer clement, who
settled on the site as soon as It
was placed on the market. The Late
John Houston, the veteran frontier
newspaperman, established his papei
at South Fort George in its earliest
days. The town contains over two-
thirds of the entire population of all
the inhabited townsites. It has two
banks, the Bank of British North
■Vmerica and the Trader's Bank of
Canada, two sawmills, tin shop,
three large general stores, a large
theatre, a newspaper issued by the
pioneer publishers of the Cariboo
district, a licenced hotel, pool hall,
bakers, confectioners, two churches,
drug store and restaurants. It is the
terminus of the British Columbia
Express Company's mail steamboats
and stage line. It is the headquairters
of the Fort George Trading and
Lumber Company's steamboat and
sawmilling operations. The headquarters of the Northern Lumber Co.
merchants and sawmill operators.
It is close proximity to the Government buildings, and is situated in
3Uch manner that the main development of the Indian Reservation
will benefit it more directly than
any other sites. The railways that
are to be built from the south must
of necessity follow the Fraser River
shoreline in order to secure a water
grade, and will form a junction with
the main line of the G. T. P. near
the east end of the Indian Reserve.
Acreage close to the South Fort
George townsite is changing hands
every day for large figures. The land
comprising the South Fort George
townsite, and all the Fraser River
properties is of excellent quality,
covered with a light growth of poplar with scattered Aib.
The foregoing resume of the town-
sites here will give the reader some
idea of the respective merits of both
townsites. The Fort George Herald
has no affiliations with either of the
exploiting companies whoBe interests appear1 to be opposed. Those
who have Invested in South Fort
George property, not too far back
from the river, may rest assured
that they have excellent value for
the money they have invested, owing
to the rapid growth of development
created by independent initative. If
they desire to sell they should list
their properties with one of the
local realty operators, who are constantly recording handsome profits
for investors. Lots in the townsites
of the Natural Resources .Security
Company depend for their value on
their proximity to that portion of
their property along the waterfront
at which they are trying to centralize their development. At that point
the townsite company is putting up
a number of buildings, and are trying
in every way to start a trend of
development, having their business
centre for its radiating point. This
will hardly be accomplished to any
satisfactory degree for the large
majority on their Bites, for a long
time to come. We advise no one to
purchase on the strength of their advertised statements. Intending investors in any sub-divisions hero
should bear in mind that the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Company's
townsite will add about one thousand acres more townsite property
to the combined area offered for
habitation. The market has been
dangerously flooded already, and
bearing this in mind the careful investor will not venture his funds in
any townsite that can not actually
claim the active and independent
development that signifies the approval oi the people on the ground.
Unless they can invest in a townsite
that is being developed and increased in value by independent enterprise, they had better await the
sale of the    G. T. P. property or
acres of land by pre-emption. There
are large tracts of land open for
alienation by pre-emption only, In
this district. The land Ib capable of
raising good crops of garden produce, hay, oatB, and practically anything but fruit, which has not so far
proved a success up here, should
maintain that this district should
not be regarded as a fruit growing,
country until that branch of culture
haB been properly tested. This is
naturally a mixed farming country.
Wild berries, however, are found
throughout the whole northern interior country, as far north as the
Peace River Plateaux. Wagon roadB
are being built Into the surrounding
country, and progress will be made
on such public works, as future circumstances demand. The Fraser and
Nechaco Rivers afford transportation
to their tributary valleys, the Fraser
particulary, being navigable for 160
inilcs south and 315 mlles north of
this point. We believe that the best
way to secure a good pre-emption
is by engaging the services of one
of the reliable locators, who make a
business of locating the settler.
Some of these men have been in the
district for a long time, and can
save the land hunter time and cash
by his experience. The Herald will
be pleased to advise the settler regarding lands open for pre-emption
and the best means of obtaining
information thereof,  on application.
Building materials are at hand in
large quantities. The local mills
have about three million feet of
lumber in the yards, in preparation
for the spring. Lumber costs from
l'i5 to $75 a thousand feet. People
intending building should consult
by letter some of the local contractors, who, we are informed, will
be pleased to furnish all information.
The fare into the country from the
railway point, Ashcroft, fluctuates
with the seasons. During the summer
when navigation is open on the
Praser River, May 1st. to October
31st., the fare amounts to $45, and
the expenses en route about $10.
This is by automobile and steamboat. The winter fare, from November 1st. to March 31st. totals $62,
with expenses of about $15. Travel
in the winter is by sleigh. The express rate in the summer is 12J cts.
per lb. The winter rate 20cts. The
summer Freight rate is 6cents, and
the winter rate llcents per lb.
The cost of living may be gaged
by the following scale of prices now
prevailing. This rate will be materially reduced when freight comes
down the Fraser River from Tete
Juane Cache, via the G. T. P. steel
from Edmonton. This should transpire next summer: Flour 11 cts lb.
Sugar 14 cts. lb. Ham 35 cts. lb.
Bacon 40 cts. tb. Beans 15 cts Ib.
Rice 15 cts. It>. Dried fruits 25 cts tb.
Overalls sell for $1.25 a pair. Meat
18 cts. tb. Meals in the hotels, however, cost but 50 cents each,
The banking interest charged here
is ten per cent.
Employment in the past has been
limited to survey work, building
trades, (carpenters), loggers, steamboat crews, packers, canoe men,
land and timber cruisers, laborers
on government road work, and such
work as has been done towards the
development of townsite properties.
Farm laborers are not in demand as
yet. There is no railway work here
up to the present, but during the
next season and thereafter laborers
may reach the grade from this place,
that is, after next June or July.
Wages range from $4 to $7 a day,
according to the class of labor.
Prospectors will find practically a
virgin field for their explorations
The whole district has every indication of being highly mineralized.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S-Services next Sunday: 8.30, Matins and Litany; 9, Holy
Eucharist (sung); 3 p.m., Children's
Service; 7.30, Evensong and Sermon.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday evening at 7.30.    C. M. Wright,
Minister.
A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
P, A. Landry J.H.MoGreoob J. F.Templeton
T. A. Kei.i.y, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British    Colombia   Land   Surveyors
Land Aitents Timber Cruisers
Chancory Chambers, Langlay Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 162, Phone 684.
McGregor BuildiiiK. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE, B. C.
Danforth & McInnis
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Contractors & Builders.
Hamilton and First.
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Just unpacked and placed in stock the most complete
^4 line of Boots and Shoes ever brought to the northern
^ interior.   A complete range of styles for men, women and
njf children.    Such well-known^ makes as Slater's, Mc-
& Cready's, McPherson's.
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The largest and best selected stock of General
Merchandise in the Fort George District.
m Comer Second Street and Hamilton Avenue South Fort George
?
j To Travellers and Shippers ?
The Steamer "CHILCOTIN" is ready to launch on the opening of the
river. She will be manned by the same careful and courteous crew as
before.
The AUTOMOBILES of the Auto Transit Co., of Ashcroft, will connect with,the steamer at QUESNEL and SODA CREEK and carry
passengers over the Cariboo Road, connecting withC.P.R. at Ashcroft.
Consignjhipments for FORT GEORGE and all points in the Northern lnterior_of_BHtish Columbia to "the CARE ofIhe'Sf EAMER
"CHILCOTIN" at SODA CREEK. " ',
(A thoroughly seasoned and carefully manufactured stock of fcUMBKR
always on hand for LOCAL or OUTSIDE deliveries.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ld.
I     The PIONEERS in the NAVIGATION and LUMBER industries on the Upper Fraser and
Phone 11. -its tributaries. Chas. E. Mcelroy, Manager.
r^f^fA^fA&fJ&t^Ti'^r^tfj&f'^'f^'^
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The Place
ITH SPRING everyone wants something
NEW.  Try this store for the best the
SjJ market affords.   We are showing a particularly
I     •
)d Prints, Ginghams, Mus.
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nice line of
VJ If your storekeeper has not got it, try Quesnel's
A leading merchant
4   Jolm A. Fraser
4 Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
I
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
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■^
Watchmaker
wishes to announce that after
May Ilth he will call at any
office or residence on Mondays
and Tuesdays to wind and regulate any clock, so that we may
all have the same time.
This will be done free of
charge.
Kindly leave address at the
store.
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HOLDS CARNEY CUP
The Uarney cup, emblematic of.
the  baseball   championship   of
New Cariboo, now rests securely j
in the keeping of the local nine, I
who yesterday afternoon, accompanied by over a hundred enthusiastic fans, journeyed up the |
Nechaco to the Hammond town-1
sites and annexed the silverware
from the commuters.
The South Fort George team
made a runaway game of it and
at no period of the game did the
Nechacos look dangerous. At
the end of the seventh inning
the score stood 13—1.
Just to give the fans a little
excitement during the last two
frames, Steves, the local slabs-
man, loosened up sufficienlty to
allow the Nechaco to put a few
runs over. The final score was
10-14.
Captain Browne, of steamer
B.X. proved an efficient umpire
and his decisions were strictly
impartial.
Following is the lineup of the
teams:
South Fort George-Gilleran, 2b; L.
Walker, cf; E. Butler, ss; C. Brown,
r f; F. O'Flaherty, lb; R. Walker, 3b;
J. R. Campbell, If; H. B. Close, c; W.
Steves, p.
Nechacos-J. Clark, p; H. Withers,
p; S. Everett, 1 f; R. Andrews, 2b; D.
Hill, ss; F. LaBranch, 3b; S. Senkpiel,
c f; G. Boyd, r f; E. Angell, I f.
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
FOURTH STREET
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
li Seed Potatoes - $5.50 per 100 lbs. I
i Carrots, Turnips, Beets, Parsnips and Onions l<
|        FRESH MEAT and RANCH EGGS our specialty. ■£
1 The B. Ci MEAT MARKET |
i FORT GEORGE    AND   SOUTH FORT GEORGE £
Word has been received that Premier
McBride of British Columbia will arrive
in Ottawa this week en route home
from England. He will remain over in
Ottawa for several days to confer with
Premier Borden and his colleagues in
regard to several matters affecting
British Columbia.
Hon. Geo. Perry Graham, M. P.,
minister of railways and canals in the
government of Sir Wilfrid Laurier and
a member of parliament for Renfrew,
Ont., has been offered the presidency
of the Grand Trunk Railway Company
as successor to the late Mr. Charles M.
Hays, who lost his life iu the Titanic
disaster. Mr. Alfred W. Smithers,
chairman of the board of directors, is
now on his way to Canada to discuss
t e matter with Mr. Graham and formally proffer the ex-minister the vacant
position. Prior to his leoving England
last week Mr. Smithers, in an interview,
said: "1 selected Mr. Charles M. Hays,
and if my next choice is equally successful, I shall be abundantly satisfied."
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       50 Cento
Short Orders ■ Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Job
Printing
at the
Herald
Office
TO INTENDING BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
We invite inspection of our large and well-assorted stock of carefully
manufactured LUMBER. This Lumber was manufactured during the
summer of 1911, was carefully piled and stored for the winter, and is
now THOROUGHLY DRY and in prime condition for building, and sells
at THE SAME PRICE as any other Lumber.
Dimension, Boards, Siding, Shiplap, Ceiling, Finish
MOULDINGS and SPECIAL SAWINGS or DRESSINGS of any kind
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
THE PIONEER MILL.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.    Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
□ Roberts, Jones & Willson o
EDWARD ROBERTS Notary Public.     E. E. JONES.     A. J. SELWYNWILLSON, Andilor.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. fet^r*E£.W
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS  "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C.
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
~ COMPANY =
Send for ■ folder
Stages
OPERATING
Autos
Send for a folder
Steamboats
From Ashcroft to Port George, and all points in
the northern interior of British Columbia, carrying
the Royal Mail, passengers and fast freight.
The Palatial Steamer B.X. Awaits the Arrival of the Company's Stages
Head Office: Ashcroft, B.C.
Freight consigned to Bteamer at Soda
creek will be promptly forward ed.
►; Choicest Seasoned Lumber |
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Si     We have specialized in the Lumber business, which means 2
( that we know this business thoroughly, and can give satis- g
I faction by filling orders from a stock of the highest grades, f.
ii We Make a Specialty of Seasoned FIR Lumber of the Best Class |
f     Get estimates from us on all kinds of Building Material. '2
J Northern Lumber Co., Ltd. |
ft.
Head Office and Yard, South Fort George
Branch Yard at Fort George.   \
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AMERICAN JPLAN
'Bote
Corner Hamilton & Third
EXCELLENT CUISINE
^
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
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Best of wlnoii,
liquors and clgara
Albert Johnson, prop.
ADVERTISE IN THE HERALD
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Men's nothing
and Furnishings
'E wish to draw your particular attention to our stock of
Men's Clothing and Furnishings.    All our goods are
especially adapted.to the needs of .this country.
General Merchandise
While we direct especial attention to our Clothing line, do
not forget that we carry a complete stock of General Mer-
chandise-Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes, Hardware
and Building Material.
We Can Supply All Your Wants
at the Most Reasonable Prices
Close & Brown Co., Ltd.
GENERAL MERCHANTS
Lasalle and Second Street
Soutli Fort George, B.C. \
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| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollart      | 1912]
v* Bank of British North America
Your money is safer in tbe Bank than in your bouse or in your
pocket. It Is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign DraftB bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders issued.   I
J. MUNRO, ACTING UKJUElj
FORT GEORGE BRANCH:
The Average Deposit of the
Canadian People is $122.00
per Person
Saving money can be made a habit.    A portion of your weeWj or
monthly wage deposited regularly in a savings account will soon brae
you up to the average, and you will be surprised how rapidly $2 deposited
weekly will amount to enough to make a substantial payment on your
home.
CAPITAL ADD SURPLUS, SMW3.M       TOTAL ASSETS, J52,M»
THE TRADERS RANK
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H. C. SEAMAN, Manager
■••ath Fort G«or|«
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
Head Oflice:
VANCOUVER. B. C.     G=—
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED - . (9,000,000
DIRECTORS:
E. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFccly & Co. Wholesale Hardware,  Vancouver, B.  C.
L. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. L. A.
Vicc-Prcs. Merchant, Hcdley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON, Lleu-
tsnunt-Oovcrnor British Columbia.
M.  '..   CAliLIN.
Cnn'-tnllst. Victoria. B.C.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C. S. DOUGLAS Esq.
Robert Kennedy, New Westminster.
J* A. MITCHELL, Esq.. Capital*11'
Victoria, B. 0. »
E. H. HEAPS. Esq., E. H. Heap; «
Co.. Lumber and Timber*. Pr»"«»
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd., Vanco"
ver, B. C.
J. A. HARVEV. Esq., K.C, formerly
ol Cranbrook. B.C., Vancouver. »•*-■•
A. L. DEWAR. General Mnn«g«*
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F. LIPSCOMB, Manager.	
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY wilt make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adbs
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bid*., Vanconver,Bc
■London Oflice:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, •        T       .        (1,500,000.
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