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[VOL. 3, NO. U.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM
Indians Received $25,000
Tuesday Morning
The Indians are feeling better
ithi8 week than they did last
Andwealthiertothe extent of
$25,000. .
I The balance of the Grand
Trunk reserve purchase came
through to the Royal Bank last
Monday, and Tuesday at 10, in
the chief's house, on the reserve,
Indian Agent McAllan conducted
the distribution in the presence
of H. C. Seaman and Geo. E.
! McLaughlin.
The first installment of   the
] purchase money, paid last winter had much of the spectacular
about it, for the firstpayment
was made in money ■- one's,
two's and five-dollar bills—-piled
up loosely and high on the chief's
| council table.   The second was
| made by cheque, and not a few
I were the mutterings of the natives at this innovation.   They
looked upon the   blue cheques
j with   considerable  trepidation,
i fingering the perforation, turning them over as if to look for
indorsation.    After the   tribal
head  had set  the pace,  and
touched the pen, the others followed, till it came the turn of
one Williams, about 55 years and
clad in a cut-away, a black Stetson, all kinds of New England
jewelry,  and an   active   step.
When called up to the table he
j said "I don't want paper money;
the other is good enough for me,''
retreated  to his place behind
the stove, and taking an extra
vigorous draw at his pipe, he
sat down.  It takes some courage to refuse a gratuitous $1000
cheque on the Royal, made by
the Dominion government.   But
the lean   and  wiry Williams
would have none of it.   It had
no more value to him than the
discredited  white  chip in the
early hours of the morning when
Mr. Jack Pot has taken a hand
in the game.   He remained obdurate till the agent invited him
to accompany him to the bank.
This was the only incident of its
I kind, for the others all took their
j cheques with   little ceremony,
I One young fellow, about 25, an
lout-an-out   sport,    with    high
cheek bones, higher heels and a
steel black eye. took his $205
j cheque and put into his side coat
I pocket as though it was a discarded paper collar.
A full representation of Indians was not obtainable, owing
Jto their absence down the river,
I up the river, some out hunting
land others guests at the local
I government house. In the case
I of absentees the money is placed
| to their credit in the bank.
Joe Qua appeared to do most
I of the talking.    In calling out a
jname by the agent, and securing
J no response, it was usual to ask
I [i anyone knew his whereabouts.
In several instances Joe Qua responded that the man was in
IM and in the first case volunteered the advice "that the big-
l«w the money the longer he'd
If m jail."  Six are under con-
nnement and they will have a
nice Christmas present when re-
T«e proportion to each Indian,
minor or adult, was $250.  The
jeads of families were given the
IJjnuly quota, and in no instance
.J88 the   group   beyond   six.
*.rK L*«» quite a number of
tons*'      the bulk were single'
Antohe Qua  received 11230,
while Joe Qua was Kiven $820.
During the afternoon the Dominion beneficiaries invaded the
Royal bank, drew most of their
money, left a "cross"—their en-
dorsation—and hied themselves
to the mart of the merchant to
put their money into circulation.
MAKING  PREPARATIONS
TO SHIP RY WAY OF
The Hudson's Bay Co. are lay*
ing their plans and making arrangements to have their next
season's supplies come in by way
of Edmonton. This is the first
instance in which something
practical will be attempted in
getting goods in by a new route.
It also marks a new feature for
the Cariboo road. The company
will not depend on transportation
companies for the carrying of
their supplies down the river on
the first water. They will build
their own scows at the Cache
and man them with natives. The
old company expect to have ship
ments at their store on the reserve about the time1 the first
boat arrives from Soda creek next
May. There will be no difficulty
about getting merchandise to the
Cache from Edmonton next season.
FRASER LAKE MOTES
The mail from Quesnel is increasing
with every trip of the stage. This
time last year two mail pouches sufficed.
Now the number has increased to ten.
This item is intended for the long-distance inspector.
Indian Agent McAllan left here last
week for South Fort George, where he
goes in connection with the closing up
and transference of the Fort George
Indians to Goose Lake..
The railway right-of-way is now cut
as far east as Stoney Creek and only a
small portion remains between this
point and South Fort George.
There is great activity around Burns
Lake, where two large railroad plants
are in operation. The wagon road
being built at the west end of Fraser
lake, to connect Burns lake, is progressing well and should be completed
shortly.
The farmers in this vicinity have all
had a prosperous year, the best in the
history of the country, and all are
wishing they had had more produce to
sell.
The added population to the district
this teason is variously estimated at
fifty settlers, and in all instances the
new arrivals are satisfied with their
land.
Fort Fraser has a doctor. Dr. Chis
holm, from Vancouver, arrived here a
short time ago, and has located in the
new town.
There is quite a growth at the new
town of Fort Fraser, but the real hap*
pening is expected next year, when a
boom is expected. The town now pos
ses»es a druggist in the person of Mr.
Mitchell, late of Vancouver. And he
is doing well, far exceeding bis expec
tations.
The 40-room hotel at Fort Fraser is
nearing completion.
Another indication of the prosperity
of Fort Fraser is the arrival of two
real estate men in the persons of Geo.
Ogston & Johns. They have opened an
office.   Mr. Ogston is a notary public.
The postoffice and telegraph office
ii still situated at the Hudson's Bay
poat, four miles from the town. An
agitation is on foot for a postoffice at
Fort Fraser. The authorities refuse to
grant one till a permanency is in sight
and names do not conflict.
Harry Joice, Quesnel, has been commissioned by Ottawa to get out fresh
plans and specifications for tho new Indian buildings to be erected at Goose
reserve.
RAILR0AO_NOTES
Leaving the end of steel-at
the Cache—at three in the afternoon, arrival is made at Fitzhugh
at eight, where a Pullman can be
secured and a landing made in
Edmonton the following morning for breakfast — at eight.
Every day brings us nearer to
the completion of the Transcontinental.
One contractor operating out
of South Fort George makes the
assertion that on the 31st day of
December, 1913, a standard
gauge locomotive whistle will be
heard at South Fort George, and
he has backed up his belief with
a wager of three suits of clothes
and half a dozen boxes of cigars.
This statement does not imply,
however, that the Transcontinental will be carrying passengers
both ways from here, or that the
line will be completed. The same
authority places the completion
of the Grand Trunk — through
from coast to coast — at September, 1914.
The big railway contractors
have not failed to deliver one
hundred miles of the line in any
one year since the inception of
the Grand Trunk railway- work
and there is no reason to believe
that they will fall down now.
Better progress will be made
next year through the Fraser,
from here up,. than has been the
case the past season. The practically unknown territory con
tractorshad to work in and the
further aggravation of a very
short navigation season, whereby steam-shovels and other bulky
machinery, were unable to secure transport, has had a good
deal to do with the apparent
slowness of construction. But
next season things will be different.
Arrangements are being made
by railway contractors to sled
freight and supplies down the
Fraser to this point and thence
out by way of the Nechaco to
the numerous camps to be estab
lished west of the reserve. This
is considered more advantageous
than having to wait for uncertain navigation of the tributary.
Right-of-way Contractor Hardie, operating from the reserve
west 100 miles, left on Thursday
morning on a trip of inspection
of his caches, which cover from
here to Fraser lake. The caches
are arranged seventeen miles
apart, and the trip covers about
ten days. Progress on this right-
of way is progressing satisfactorily, no snow of any consequence
having as yet been met with. It
is believed the entire right-of-
way of the transcontinental will
be cleared out by next May.
Railroad men in the know say
that the Transcontinental will be
running trains from here to Edmonton before the western section is completed.
The American elections have resulted
Wilson
Roosevelt-
Taft
439
77
12
With Wyoming (disputed) 8 votes.
The only states Taft carried were
Idaho, Utah and Vermont.
Wilson is not believed to have received a majority of the popular vote,
but his plurality will exceed 2,600,000.
The Socialists lost their only representative in Congress, by fuiion, but
gained in the popular vote.
In the new House of Representatives
the Democrats have OS of a majority.
The Resourcefulness of
a B. X. Stage Driver
There is an air of romance
about the old stage coach that
links it to the dead days of
the Essex farmer—Dick Turpin
— when he forsook an honorable
occupation to become a highwayman. Stage coach is synonymous with hold-up. When man's
fancy turns to plunder, the
stage-coach has had its due and
deliberate consideration. The
author of the dime novel has invariably selected the ancient vehicle as the ground work for his
plot. And where is the boy who
has not pictured in his mind a
string of passengers with hands
uplifted looking into a gun while
the cool and collected driver
passes out the mail and treasure
pouches to the man behind the
gun? He is a dull being who has
not experienced the sensation.
Cariboo road has had its holdups. Numberless times has the
passenger coach between Barkerville and Ashcroft been brought
to a sudden hault by the man in
the mask. The hauls made were
generally remunerative. One instance is related, however, of a
driver who did not obey the order
of hault, but kept on going. He
escaped. When asked subsequently why he did not stop, he
said "he had defective hearing
and did not hear the order." The
highwaymen, it appears, knew
of this defect and did not press
the command. The drivers are
not all deaf, however; neither are
they lacking in resourcefulness
and inventiveness when necessity demands. All drivers carry
fire-arms, and they know how to
use them. They likewise know
when they're covered first, and
will ofttimes recompence their
enemy's alertness with a cigar.
But woe to the man who is
slow and clumsy with a gun, for
the B. X. driver can mend a wagon and drive nails with a 30-30,
He is more at home with a rifle
than a jack-knife,
The Blackwater road has never
yet experienced a real hold-up
a la Bill Miner. There have been
other hold-ups, nevertheless,
requiring resourcefulness on the
part of the man behind the ribbons. Such a hold-up took place
ten days ago, while Al. Young
was on his way to Quesnel with
a full complement of passengers.
Beyond McKenzie's a short
distance the stage swerved on
one of the numerous stumps that
abound on the Blackwater road,
with the result that the pole
snaped and a new one had to be
improvised from the bush. With
axe, the birch sapling was whittled into shape and substituted
for the broken tongue. All
went serenely till the bolts were
about to be inserted, when Al.
Young discovered he had no
tool chest aboard and no brace
and auger with which to bore
the necessary holes.
"Hold that end up, Ching Chu,'
the driver said to one of the Chinese passengers, "I'll make a hole
with lead," and he pulled out his
six-shooter, and with three shots
made a passage-way for the horizontal bolt. The other bolt running perpendicularly through the
crosstrees and the tongue required a much larger boring.
It could not be performed from
below owing to lack of space in
which to handle a rifle. So
Young drew a ring on the wood
with a pencil where the bolt had
to enter, mounted the boot, ad
monished the Chinaman not to
shake, and with his 30-30 burnt
a hole through the wood, to the
consternation of the passengers
and the relief of the late Hudson's Bay cook.
The hold-up lasted under an
hour and was not uninteresting
to the passengers.
THE WAR FEVER IN THE
SHAMMOND BALKANS
Snort George, Nov. 16—(From our
special correspondent.)-Great excitement prevails amongst all classes here,
and it is widely rumored that war may
be declared between Snort George and
S. F. George at any moment. The
cause of this does not arise from commercial rivalry (none can exist) nor
even for religions reasons, although the
more ardent spirits here wish a statue
to be erected in honor of Mr. George
Ham and Eggs, to be followed by a
mausoleum in the dim distant future.
The sole reason is naval expansion.
Hitherto S. F. G. has been the proud
possessor of a fleet of three battleships, not to mention torpedo destroyers and transports in the form of scows,
etc., but Snort G. has boasted no navy.
However, a fine cruiser is in course of
construction and great hopes are being
entertained by patriotic Snort Georgians
that by means of this vessel she will
gain the ascendancy over her hated rival to the south. The war fever is at
its height here. Already Pope Pius X
is compiling an exhaustive treatise on
tho 'Art of W.r,' which, when completed, will be bound in the finest pea-
vine cloth. That mechanical genius,
Colonel Gritzie Skewer, is constructiug
a 45-inch gun, warranted to carry from
the centre of this town to its eastern
boundary, a feat hitherto considered
impossible by experts. Realizing that
as navigation only lasts for a few
weeks in the year, she must be prepared for all contingencies. The army is
being rapidly organized and drilled and
each man supplied with a .22 rifle. The
children even have caught the war fever and are busy buying up all the Daisy air rifles on sale. Col. Gritzie Skewer will probably be put in command of
the land forces, and Admiral Barl Butler will be given charge of the fleet. In
regard to the fleet she will be so constructed that in time of peace she will
be able to carry passengers up from
Coda creek straight to the town without calling at S. F. G. at all. In
fact, a revolving gun, invented by Col.
Skewer, will be placed in a position to
swe p the decks and everyone looking at
S.F.G. with yearning eyes en passant
will probably repent his folly. A large staff of
publicity agents will also be carried and a few
moro gentlemen of the George Washington type.
Sho will probably be replete with all modern luxuries, including a life-size portrait of Mr. George
Ham and Eggs.
Last night Messrs. A. G. Hamilton and H. C.
Beaman, two prominent citizens of S. P. G.. were
burned in effigy, amidst paroxysms of excitement.
Two gentlemen, names unknown at present,
were arrested as spies, and are now in solitary
confinement in the Snort George club. When arrested they were found pilfering pickles from tha
hotel bar, but it is understood that these picklea
are really bombs In disguise. A court-martial will
bo held when the accused become sober. As they
had just finished partaking of a few cocktails
when arrested at the hotel bar thi s might not take
place for several weeks. In the meantime a Liquor by-law has been rushed through the Senate,
entailing the most awful penalties for the onfrac
tion of any of its provisions. Mr, Spanachan waa
the first to be convicted. Martial law will probably be proclaimed in a few days. A thousand
dollars reward has been offered for information aa
to the whereabouts of Mr. Smack Skaniells. gen.
eraiissimo of tho S. F. G. forces.
DESERTING THE DERELICT
The addition, the village, the graveyard, the Migratory Bird, sometimes
called "Fort George," for effect, is
being deserted. The only time-keeper,
watchmaker and jeweller in the fast-
dying ember on the Nechaco has thrown
up the Hammond sponge, and come to
South Fort George, where the money
is, the men are, and the business is being done. Mr. Wm. Hox, late watchmaker at Fort George, has been engaged by Kelly, the Second treet jeweller, and is following his occupation
in the up-to-the minute quarters next
to the city solicitor's office. The reason for this change is obvious to all.
Mr. Hox could not make a living in
Fort George. Hence the change. Who
will be the next to stand up. PAGE TWO
—II
ji
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ACREAGE FOR SALE
Subdivision of
Lot 483
This property is situated within one mile of the
Railway Depot and terminal yards, right across the
railway and traffic bridge of the Fort George G. T.
P. townsite and Indian Reserve.
 It js the choicest property in the district and the best buy on the market today.
Because it was the first established post of the H. B. Co., 50
years ago,
Because it was the first selected pre-emption by the early
settlers.
Because it is like Strathcona to Edmonton.
 Then why buy twenty-five foot lots when you can get 11-2 acres for
half the price and within closer radius of the G. T. P. Depot
Sole Agent, W. B. DEAN, Calgary, Alta.
Local Agents, Roberts, Jones & Willson
South Fort George, B.C.
FORT GEORGE HERALD
PUBLISHED BY THE
HORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING GO. Ltd.
J. B. DANIELL. PRESIOEN1
Devoted   to   the  interests   ot   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
Subscription $3.00 a year.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
The closing of the Indian surrender Tuesday, when the balance of  the money -$25,000-
was paid over by Indian Agent
McAllan, marks another historic
incident in the chain of development the northern interior is undergoing.   From the standpoint
of value, the Fort George reservation netted its occupants more
money  than  did  Kaien Island
to the Metlakatlans.  The Prince j
Rupert townsite, or the land sur-1
rendered, embraced ten thousand:
acres, for which a sum of $7.50;
an acre was paid.   This was con-;
Bidered a good price. But in com- j
parison to what was paid for the
reserve at our doors — in round
figures $100 an acre-it looks as
though the coast natives had not
benefited by contact with "sharp
townsite   promoters" like  the
Georgians hereabouts.
This money, coming as it does,
in the teeth of winter, with a
close season for beaver, and a
poor run of salmon, is a godsend to the native who has not
mastered the art of making provision for the morrow.
CARIBOO ELECTORAL DISTRICT
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court
of Revision will be held at the Government Oflice, Barkerville on Monday, the
18th day of November next, at 11
o'clock a.m., for the purpose of hearing
any and all objections against the retention of any name or names on the Register of Voters for the Cariboo Electoral
District.
DATED at Barkerville the 7th day of
October, 1912.
C. W. GRAIN
Registrar of Voters.
. MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP A
SUCCESS.
(Edmonton Bulletin.)
There is some sort of a movement on
foot in Medicine Hat to turn over a
street railway franchise to a private
corpoi ation.   The matter is, of course,
one for the people of Medicine Hat to
decide, and none of the business of out
siders.   It is in the interests of other
citie* in Alberta, however, to have it
clearly understood that the operation of
municipal  street  railway  systems in
this Province haa notlbeen any failure,
and that any private ownership scheme
promoted on the claim that they have
not been a success is travelling upon
false pretences.     Edmonton and Calgary are the two   Alberta cities in
which municipal ownership of the street
railway has been tried for a number of
years.   It is not putting the results too
strong to say that neither of these sys*
terns could be bought by a private cor*
poration today.   In each city the public
have got a more widely  extended service, and, generally speaking, as good
a service, as any private company would
have given, and the financial results
have never at any time been seriously
on the wrong side of the account.   Calgary, indeed, boasts that its system
has paid from the start.    Edmonton's
system, being more extended,  did not
pay at the beginning, but has carried
its own deficit without trouble,  and is
now returning monthly surplusses to
reduce it.   If Medicine Hat decides to
grant a franchise to a company it will
have to do so for local reasons, and not
because municipal ownership has been
anything but a decided success in the
two Alberta cities which have tried it
long enough to test its merits.
WANTED
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter. Good sheds or stabling if required.
For further information apply to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between
us, the undersigned, as druggists and
stationers, in the town of South Fort
George, B. C, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, and all debts
owing to the said partnership, are to
be paid to J. O. Williamson at South
Fort George, and all claims against the
said partnership are to be presented to
the said J. O. Williamson, by whom the
same will be paid. And that from and
after the 6th day of Nov. 1912, the business of the Fort George Drug Co. will
be carried on by the s-tid J.O. Williamson, at South Fort George.
South Fort George, Nov. 5.
J. O. WILLIAMSON.
E. FERGUSON.
LIQUOR ACT, 1910.
(Section 34.)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
20th day of November next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the grant of a
licence for the sale of liquor by retail
in and upon the premises known as the
EmpresB Hotel, situate at South Fort
George, B.C., upon the lands described
as Lots 15 and 16, blk. 10, D. L. 934.
Dated 19th day of October 1912.
GEORGE WARCUP,
Applicant.
A stunner of a chinook passed over
town Tuesday night, and wiped up most
of thc soft snow.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Peace River
Take notice that I, James T. Stewart,
of Magherafelt, Ireland, occupation
merchant, intends to a apply for permission  to   purchase   the   following
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted on
south bank of the Finlay River, thirty-
seven miles from the mouth;marked J.
T. S.'s S. E. corner; thence West 80
chains; North 80 chains; East 80 chains;
thence South 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
(Sgd) James T. Stewart
John MacDonell, Agent.
Date July 17th, 1912.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE COMPANY, LIMITED
W. F. Cooke
Geo. E. McLaughlin
Russel Peden
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George we have 1,000,000 feet
of best assorted lumber stock
in Central British Columbia.
In our yard at Fort George we
also carry a splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise and Groceries
We have now in stock in our
store a carefully and person
ally selected line of groceries
and merchandise.
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - Carhatt's
Overhall's, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothing
House of Hobberlin, made-to-
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
As Outfitters
for the field we excel, i
Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip.   We have made a life study of i
this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal,
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
namamhoi* We carry everytnin« required to ereat
■I*CII1CI11UC1 a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navigation Co., Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost,
TIMOTHY HAY AND
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE
GENERAL
BLACKSMITHING
The
Lumber ft.
Company, Limited
— South —
Fort George
Business
Property
-—Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or no future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.
-—Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own. Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to do, in a short time?
-—We have re-listings of lots that will
pay you to ask for—they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
2 1-2 acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property,
Prices $75 to $125 an acre. $50 down and $15 a month,
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.50 an acre.    A good buy.
Large tracts for colonization at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
4034
CO., LIMITED
Vancouver,
BX.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens FORT FRASER LANU ««*«—.
District of Coast, Range IV.
taKE notice that I. Lester Roy
Walker of South Fort George, B. C.
occupation cruiser, intends to apply
t pcrmiSSion to purchase the folding described lands'
Commencing at a post Planted at
tbe northwest corner of Section thirty-four, Township nine, range four;
tbence 'south 80 chains; thence west
S0 cbains; thence north 80 chains;
thencc east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing sii hundred and forty acres, more or less.
LESTER ROY WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent-
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice tbat I, Russell Robert Walker, of South Fort George, B
C, occujmtion land agent, intends
to'apply 'or permission to purchase
tj.e following described lands;
Commencing at a post planted at
tbe porl beast corner of Section twenty-seven, Township nine, range four;
'< thence north 40 chains; thence west
80 cbains; thence south 40 chains ;
thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing three
hundred nnd twenty acres, more   or
less.
RUSSELL ROBERT WALKER.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRIOT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walker, of London, Ont., occupation
clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the Northwest comer of section thirty, township four, range four;; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 80
chains; tbence east 40 chains; thence
north 80 chainB to point ot commencement, containing 320 acres,
more or less.
JOSEPH WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRIOT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Ali:e Huor
Walker, of London, Ont., occupation
married woman, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands;
Commencing at a post planted   at
I the northwest corner of Section tbir-
J ty, township four, range four; thence
j north 80   chains;    thence   west  40
I chains;   thence    south    40    chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence   south
! 40 chains; thence east 80 cbains   to
point of commencement, containing
I four hundred and eighty acres, more
I or less.    ALIOB ENOR WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference A.l.
R   SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Beef
Mutton
and
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARKET
FORT QEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON 8TS.
^S&FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
_ a specialty
Foi»- Pool tables
Splendid environments
Occidental
Hotel
Ml
QUESNEL B
B.C. R
A
A  Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
VI  Columbia.
New four-stoney building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
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 Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
City Livery, Feed &.
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs,
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
ROCK MEN WANTED
D.J. Carey & Co. wants one or two good station gangs
of good rock men to take rock cut at Willow River.
D. J. CAREY & COMPANY
Apply
At camp at mouth of Willow River
Jf
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.
Give us a trial
John Ao Fraser
Quesnel, B. C.
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 savos
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
AH KIndi 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.
RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
WANTED
Men for cutting"right-of-way by the'acre, west of Mud
River.   Goodjprices.   Work all winter.
Apply
OEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       SO Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mas. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in youi1 favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
i Bronger & Flynn
I   Builders and Contractors
I  SOUTH FORT GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
EltlaUTIt SVMITTBD.
Robert Spinks
South Fort George : B.C.
fr
*%
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 30 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre     .     .     .     $85
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
2)
P.A.Landry J. H. McGrego.  J.F.Templetom
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Colombia   Land   Surveyor!
Lend Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box IK, Phone 684.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
cd Roberts, Jones & Willson o
EDWMS ROBERTSIN-jtarr Pa*.     E. E. JONES.     A. J. SELWYN-WILLSON, AarUv.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm land'. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots,
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. Ki^if?^?^.1.^
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
e
A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
VVje'AZ'^'JX'At'AL'Ai'AL'AL'Ji'AiX
Who yon contemplate f<
A       BUILDING?       I
H Then investigate our workmanship and f,
}a get our estimates s>
a
DANFORTH & M'INNIS
8 Contractors | Hamilton and R
Si and Builders I First ..treats   K
^r*&4&4Wt&4&4&4^4&4^4^4^44l
Fort George. B.C.
Victoria, B.C.
TOur3.n,Mgr.       ' F. C7d»en. Mgr.
Nelson, B.C.. A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
(MbfiiMn, DtaaisaiB. ClofSsrirM
Surveys ot Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
"^
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rate* on application
Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, prop.
^=
J
McGaghran & ihor
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE PAGE FOUR
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Two sets of tickets are out. One is
in the hands of the skating rink
members and tlie other in the hands
the Oddfellows. The latter are giving a
masquerade on the 27th. The skating
association are putting in shape their
ground for the winter carnival they are
atranging. Both are worthy objects,
and if you look at it in the proper light,
money-savers.
Road Superintendent Makom Mc-
Niven left Tuesday morning for Quesnel, where he goes to meet General
Superintendent J. K. Moove. Malcom
had as company S. L. Innes, Clerk in
the government roads office here, who
goes to Nelson for the winter.
Mail came in la«t Wednesday on runners, and WdS transferred to wheels at
thc B.X. office, and taken to the post
office at 9 p.m.
L. E. Bonner, of the West Canadian
Deep Leads Co., of Stanley, was sent
up for trial by Magistrate Stevenson,
at Barkerville, on the 6th, on a charge
of blowing up the ditches of the Low-
hee hydraulic mine at Lightning creek,
a short time ago. Bail was fixed at
$3000.
Mrs. Geo. E. McLaughlin will leave
on Tuesday's stage for the coast and
southern California, where most of the
winter will be spent.
Slim Miller, the mayor of Mud
River, and its oldest settler, came
hto town Saturday on crutches,
the result of a log falling on one
of his legs, while engaged in
building a new cabin that had
been underway for some time.
The wound is merely a crush,
though extremely irritating.
He is in the hospital undergoing
treatment.
After 43 years of devoted service,
Mr. H. Stikeman, general mana,er of
the Bank of British North America,
has tendereed his resignation. This
was rendered necessary by continued
ill-health. The resignation will become
effective the 30th of November.
Mr. Hugh Blair Mackenzie, at
present superintendent of
branches for the Dominion, will
succeed to the position of general
manager. The new incumbent
is a young man, comparatively
speaking, and full of energy.
Mr. James Anderson, chief inspector, will succeed Mr. Mackenzie as superintendent of
branches. The last named gentleman, it will be remembered
by many in South Fort George,
located and opened the local
branch here, when Hamilton
street was uncleared, and the
only store in town was that of
W. Blair. The sleeping apartments of W. Kennedy, next to
the store, were utilized for bank
premises for a day till a tent
was pitched on the corner at
present occupied by Roberts,
Jones and Willson,
The Vancouver Law Student's Annual for 1912, under Alumni, says:
"Mr. Neville Montgomery, commonly
known as "Bunch," our erstwhile poet
lrureate, was born in India. He received his university degree from Cambridge. He was articled to D. M. Eb-
erts, of Victoria, and later to R. K.
Walkem, of the firm of Burns & Wal-
kem, Vancouver, and finally called to
the bar in December, 1911. Mr. Montgomery has opened up Ids offices at
South Fort George, and is reported to
be doing well. "Bunch" will be known
in the Fort George district as the "pioneer," having opened up the first law
office at that place, and his popularity
as we know it, combined with his ability, should ensure success and place
him in the front ranks of the Northern
Interior bar. Mr. Moatgomery is well-
known in athletic circles, being a first-
class tennis player.
INSTITUTION OF CARIBOU BROTHERHOOD AT QUESNEL
On Wednesday evening an enthusiastic gathering assembled in the Occidental hotel, Quesnel, to institute a
subordinate Lodge of the Caribou
Brotherhood. Mr. A. Sullivan, organizer, presided, and gave a most interest
ing account of the rise and progress of
the Brotherhood since it was founded,
dealing in a masterly manner with the
aims and objects of the same. The
Order waa founded to perpetuate and
preserve the early history of the Caribou, to inculcate patriotism and loyalty
to the Canadian flag, ideals and institutions. The members present strongly
endorsed the objects of the Order, and
the following officers were duly installed: Past Chief Pioneer, E. L. Kepner;
Chief Pioneer, H. Moffat; Vice Chief
Pioneer, W. B. Anderson; Secretary,
A. M. Farquhar; Treasurer, Robert R.
Carver; Guide, H. L. Land; Inside
Sentry, J. J. Ihomson; Outside Sentry,
R. Fraser; and Historian, J. HoU.
That the Caribou Brothe.hood will
flourish in this town is certain, as the
members believe in it, the reasons for
its existence are of the most educative
kind, and it will not be many months
before everyone in Quesnel will be
proud to belong to the order. There
can be no doubt that the institution
of the Order in Quesnel, Stanley and
the Caribou generally will prove a
great factor in drawing attention to
the Caribou and its great historical
connection with the early development
and prosperity of the Dominion in
general and B.C. in particular. The
inaugural dinner of the Brotherhood on
Thursday evening was held in Thomson's Quesnel Cafe, when the members
enjoyed a few social hours around the
festive board.
AN ENERGETIC MAN
Kelly, the watchmaker, is
showing prospects of a good increasing business. He has just
added to his store a five-watch
bench for the accommodation of
three workmen, and has put in a
skylight which supplies the
workmen with good light. He
has secured the services of Mr.
Hox, jeweller, of Fort George.
He has also added to his stock
a full and complete line of Eastman Kodaks and supplies at
Eastman prices. He has added
to the store a dark room, which
allows him to do developing and
printing. Al! work will receive
the most careful attention. Give
him a trial.
WANTED--A dog; one suitable
for watchdog purposes. Apply
at the Herald office.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-Ut, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy,*bom
munion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Ser
mon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sun
days in month, Mains, 10.30 ■*.*„
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m.
Rev. R. H. Isaac. Williams, Vicar.
KNOX CHURCHrServices every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Mm-
ister.
**»■*»
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
Notice to Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE SCHOOL
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for School, South Fort
Geor e," will be received by the Hon.
the Minister of Public Works up to
noon of Wednesday, the 20th day of
November, 1912, for the erection and
completion of a framed two-room school
building at South Fort Geore, in the
Cariboo Electoral District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 27th days of October, 1912,
at the office of the Government A ent,
T. W. Heme, Esq., South Fort Geo re,
and the Department of Public Works,
Parliament Buildings,   Victoria, B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered tank of
Canads, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equal to 10 per cent, of this tender,
which shall be forfeited if the party
tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracted for.
The cheques or certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH.
Public Works En ineer.
Department of Public Works.
Victoria, B.C., October 17th 1912.
Nov. 2-23.
CailOe    To Qwesnel
Transportation
Can be arranged for by applying to
P. G. B. Bodeker or Fort George Drug Co., Laselle Avenue.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
Christmas
Cards
A superb assortment  h
arrived and inspection is
invited.
Toilet articles, Patent MedlclneB        DiugRiat»' Sundries       Mngiuinea, Books, Stationer
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 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 Office*: 819 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B.C
London Oflice:   6 Old Jewry,
PAID-UP CAPITAL,
•1,800,000.
Winter Schedule
Mall 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 Evening!
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 \     And* Eicwd Fifty Mm Dollars      I 1912 |
Tk, Bank of British North America
Tour money U Mfer in the Bank than in your house or in your
pocket. It ia not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and told. COLLECTIONS mads promptly.   Money Orders iasued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGEI
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1869
Capital paid up $12,400,000
Surplus 11,400,000
Total AueU 179,900,000
Head Oflice     ....     Montreal, Qm.
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
Willow River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Calls lt "a Town of Importance,"
Adding—
"The establishment of this new town (on the
Fraser and Willow rivers) marks a chapter mw»
development of British Columbia.   It » gwar
evidence that each day sees the Grand TrunK r«
ciftc Railway pushing farther west and that u
riches of an inland empire are, forthe.Jrst time,
becoming available. That portion of British urn
bia west of the Rocky Mountains and east wm- ^
coast range and drained by the Fraser, r-u-
Stuart. Salmon and Willow Rivers, hold the cent
of the stage in one of earth's greatest dramas
development of Western Canada.   Appro* n»» J
midway between Edmonton and Prince Kupe".
territory virtually 700 miles long andI sw m
wide will contribute to the upbuilding of tnis
town, „„ j -nrinted
Do not delay, Write today for maps and pin
matter, giving fullest information.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation, Ltd'
517 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C.
Local Representative, L. M, Bower.

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