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Steel is "ow
at Mile 92, B. C.   This
*., point about 142 miles up the  Fra
L river from this point.
AH ..long the line the gangs working
„ the steam shovels are running night
nddav liml lhe work will continue in
tliis manner
The contractors
until   the  road  is com-
they require
■d which is holding up tho work
points is  the extremely high
have all tho men
for the work, at,d new
6tation work is being let daily. The
•hole line of construction shows the
greatest activity, the only trouble experience '
it some
"It points through   the  Eagle Lake
ct-olf, and along the Willow river the
unfinished grade is   almost submerged,
i the stores of  the  contractors in
I some spots, where they have  been lo-
ferted on low land,  nre  threatened by
tbe flood of  the   Fraser river.
Huge warehouses are being built east
I from Foley, Welch & Stewart's docks
Jliere for the  accommodation of  the
I enormous volume  of  supplies  which
I will arrive here this year for the work
I next winter.   The steamboats Distributor and Conveyor,   are  now making
I rapid work of bringing down  the  supplies from Tete Jaune.   They, and the
I scow fleet and other steamboats should
. J over two thousand tons of freight
Jforconstruction here before the  close
|of navigation in November.
The Distributor and Conveyor arrived
■here this week again' with two more
Isteam shovels and dinky engines. Carle-
■ton'sshovel, at his camp on the G.T.P.
■townsite here, is assembled, and will
■commence work on the high banks
m'hick fronton the Nechaco river across
■the Fort George townsites, very
(C. E. Tisdall Looking Over  the
District to Gain First-Hand
I The Steamer 13. X. included in her
passenger list on   Thursday  Charles
■ Tisdall, M. P. p., of Vancouver.
I Mr. Tisdall made the trip .to this
! tor thc    purpose of  becoming
Nmallj familiar with this section
P the province,   wliich he has not
1«? to this -time.
I «'. Tisdall is a great exponent of
P« necessity of British Columbia
1 much of her own products
and he looks forward to
' the Pence river section to the
f?"™* ol us, developed and opened up
this section and from this
Pace as a base. The McBride govern-
wt, said Mr. Tisdall to The Herald
P1 continue its progressive railway
|J% upon the completion of the P.
Z hy continuing that line into
i Hiver valloy.
r' Tlsoall travels extensively all
Pver the
province, and, in conversa-
P with The Herald, he states that
L8S lon« intended to visit the
L T" Interior section, and has
H »een  deterred    in this by the
o'   transportation in the
,,r' Tisdall stat,
|o make
!*«y ot H.MU
trade to
es that he intends
i through   trip   overland
on and the G.T.P.
this place, as soon las he
r a"0r<* the time
lhJatl   named    Harry    McVeety,
Nt hi I"" a BC0W on th0 water"
i      we, became entangled in the
" ■**»»<*• Mb Uglwt Saturday.
Ni,  ,!■ h0S,"tal at Fort Qeorge,
8 Uo"ie wen,
k t,'lN a,ul «ty Russian laboT-
ind " ('irectly from the fatber-
^ l_Z__ °n   the Q-T.P. grade
KuS, ,M0Und the local *"■
».hor no*,, e"   nilsaia>* and waving
Tt   appears    that
trc»«« appears    uiai
|ract0f9''W,1l>lMeat which the con-
feaent ,7 Cmi''°y thcse m«n at
Ibey CL 7 W<!rc "barged.
petcy . , ' t0 tho government
luced 't0     the contractors were in-
►» tan btt th,e men °a<* until
I        <» Placed on tho work.
The third game ' in the baseball
series between South Fort George
and Fort George was played last
Sunday on the Fort George diamond
before a large crowd of spectators.
The game resulted in a sweeping victory for the home team, with a score
of 24 to 5 In favor of South Fort
Stone, the new Fort George pitcher,
showed himself to be a ball player of
considerable ability, and had his support been stronger, a closer, and"
much more interesting game would
have resulted.
A large crowd witnessed the game,
the weather being ideal. The Steamer
Chilcotin made an excursion trip to
the other town with' the players and
their fans.
The playing of the South team
was up to the usual standard of excellence, although it was noticeable on
one occasion that they went "up in
the air" for a few minules when a
sensational play was scored by the
Fort George boys.
The next game is scheduled for tomorrow on the new diamond below
this place. It is reported that the
Fort George team has secured some
new material, and that a more exciting game than has yet been witnessed will result.
Dr. F. J. Ewing, of Vancouver, who
has charge of the medical service
along the construction area here, returned to Vancouver recently' from a
tour of inspection over the work.
To the Vancouver Province he said
that the contractors would be supplied from this point as far west as
the Bulkley summit.
Dr. Ewing has eight hospitals along
the grade and will shortly establish
three additional ones which will be
west of Fort George. Very little
sickness, he states, was found to
exist among the men engaged on the
work of construction.
N. H. Lesley, of this town, who is
bringing in his car, a five passenger
Ford, over the road, was forced to
turn back from a stump in the
middle of the Blackwater road. The
stump knocked the car out in thq
first round, and Mr. Wesley ls now
waiting at Quesnel for some new
"Bill" Collins, who has been manager of the Hudson's Bay Company
at Quesnel for many years, has resigned from the service of the great
trading company. Mr. Collins has
left Quesnel for a short stay at Soap
Lake, Washington. The business is at
present in the hands of Mr. W. F.
Bunting who has for some years been
officer in charge of the Fraser Lake
Boulder Creek Bridge Last Structure Offering Barrier to
Rapid Advance.
A's soon as the great steel bridge
is completed over Boulder Creek, 20
miles east of Hazelton, the steel
will take a great leap eastward over
the finished grade, which will bring
it into and past Aldermere, only
237 miles west of Prince George.
ThiB week there arrived here a
party of well known land and timber
operators from tbe coast, amongst
whom were Dave Newell, the Vancouver broker, and Eugene Croteau,
well known in tbis section as a locator and cruiser. The party came
over the road from Hazelton by stage
and saddle horse.
The building of the Boulder Creek,
bridge will mark the completion of
the greatest barrier to progress on
the western end of construction, for
as Mr. Stewart pointed out to The
Herald last fall, the remaining
bridge' crossings on the Fraser and
other rivers can easily be negotiated
on piles until the permanent work
could be installed.
The big bridge at Boulder Creek
is rapidly approaching completion,
according to Mr. Croteau, and this
side of the gulch which the bridge
laying, barring a few culverts, for a
distance of about one hundred miles.
When the track laying machine crosses Boulder Creek steel will be laid
along the grade at a rate ol about
five miles a day.
Progress all along the line west of
here is very satisfactory. The heaviest piece of work on the unfinished
portion of the road is a half-million
yard cut on the Nechaco river near
the mouth of the Stuart River.
While going over the route ot the
Canadian Northern along tbe North
Thompson River about 112v miles
north of Kamloops and 355 miles
from Port Mann, engineers discovered a huge pile of copper wire, left
there in 1884 by the men who attempted to string a line up to Alaska
and lay a oable under the Bebring
Sea to Siberia.
The wire weighs something like
450 tons*. It lies at the edge of what
is known as Stillwater Flats. It is
estimated to be worth somewhere between eighty* and ninety thousand
dollars. The reason it lay there in
the timber for so long was because
of the difficulty of transportation
and when the Dominion Government
abandoned the scheme they left the
It is expected that they will soon
claim! it now, and that as soon as
the Canadian Northern operates its
trains as far narth as the Stillwater
Flats the wire will be taken out and
Great trees having a girth of one
oil more feet have sprung up and
forced their way through the heap of
copper    coils.    ♦•»•> «*
(Toronto Saturday Night).
The western papers that have found it to their advantage to back up the
Natural Resources Security Company (promoters of the townsite of Fort
George), are now making it appear that by the recent decision of the Railway
Board whereby the Grand Trunk Pacific will be obliged (unless they can have
the decision set aside on appeal) to place the railway station tt a point three
thousand feet away from the Natural Security Company's property, in place
of six thousand feet as originally intended, the latter corporation have won an
outstanding victory.
For instance, one of Hammond's weekly mouthpieces in Winnipeg and
another in Victoria come out with the flags and a shy of hats, proclaiming
to one and all that now the G.T.P. will be obliged to place its facilities, just
where the Hammond outfit alwayB claimed it would be placed.
As a matter of strict truth the Natural Resources Security Company sold
a fair share cf its Fort George realty upon maps showing the G.T.P. stations,
etc., actually on the property of the Natural Resources Security Company,
and not three thousand feet or any other distance away on the Indian Reserve
owned by the G.T.P. .Maps to prove this assertion, all originating fr:m the
offices of tho Natural Resources Security Company, are in tlie possession of
Saturday Night, and some of them will be reproduced in a coming number, so
one may judge for themselves the rights and wrongs of the case.
That these western journals should bark at the command of their boss,
the President of the Natural Resources Security Company, is perhaps natural
enough.' Mr. Hammond bears the reputation of supporting loyally those who
support him, so why should not these papers gloss over the real facts if by
doing so they can help the Natural Resources Security Company regain some
of the ground naturally lost by the fact that the railway will build upon iti
own property, and not upon theirs.
Amongst the travellers here this
week from Edmonton and Vancouver
the following firms were represented:
Smith, Davidson ft Wright, Vancouver: The Canadian Consolidated Rubber Company, Montreal: Wood & Co.
Ltd: and Marshall Wells ft Company.
The latter firm, perhaps thq greatest
hardware firm on the North American continent, were represented here
by the general manager of their Canadian bouses, Mr. Hooper. It is the
the intention of this firm to build a
permanent sample room here, and to
have a regular representative of tar,
firm to look after the rapidly increasing volume of business which is
being received from the mercantile
houses here.
Dave Hoy, who is starting ia livery
business here, arrived in town yesterday with servers! more teams. Mr.
Hoy has opened a stable on Third
"Dave" is well known throughout
the whole upper country. He has for
years been ranching in the Nechaco
Valley at Milne's Landing, and to
The Herald he stated that he had
never seen crops looking better than
they now appeared.
Mr. Hoy was at Fort Fraser tor
the twenty fourth of May. Things are
quite lively there he states. A good
hotel provided excellent accommodation to the traveller there, and many
buildings are going up at that point.
Alec Monroe, a former champion
wrestler of Great Britain, and the
man who wrestled the redoubtable
Hackenschmidt and broke his knee,
was amongst the arrivals here from
up river this week. Monro is at the
present time engaged in work with a
contractor on the upper river. He ls
a huge man, weighing 260tbs. Mr.
Monro has offered his services to the
committee tor the first of July celebrations here. He was champion
catch-as-catch-can wrestler of the
British Isles, and came to America
to wrestle Gotch in St Louis where
the world's champion defeated him
only after a long hard struggle. Mr.
Monro also claims the title of champion cabre tosser of the world. He
will give an exhibition of his prowess in this latter on the first of
July here.
Among the arrivals here trom up
river this week, was George McVicar,
of the G.T.P. Engineering department. Mr. McVicar leaves here soon
to take up hie duties as resident engineer at Stoney Creek. George McVicar was a member ot the preliminary survey parties who came in to
tbis country to locate a G.T. P. line
seven years ago this spring. He remembers this place when it was the
Thappage pre-emption, and when the
Hotel Georgia was the only stopping
place within a hundred miles. Other
members of the preliminary surveys
who are in this country today, are
W. F. Oooke, president of the Northern Lumber tt Mercantile Company
Ltd: Rusell Peden, also ot that firm:
John Daniell, editor of The Herald,
J.O. Williamson, postmaster here,
John Bronger, ot Bronger ft Flynn,
and others.
Taat the city has no more right to
stop a properly conduces! boxing
trout than lt has to step in and prohibit a vaudeville show, is the opinion of Otty Solicitor Brown, ot the
City ot Edmonton given at a recent
meeting ot the city council. A letter
from the Temperance and Moral Reform League requesting the city
fathers to pass a bylaw prohibiting
such matches provoked this ruling,
and the councilmanlc discussion of
thie subject.
Another large building was started
on Hamilton Avenue this week when
the contract was let by Mr. C.
Merlan tor the erection of a two
storey pool hall on a lot adjoining
Murphy's restaurant.
The building is to be 110 feet in
length and 28 feet ln width. It is
being built by Messrs. McFarlane ft
The building downstairs will have
ten pool tables and two English billiard tables. UpstairB the rooms will
be available for offices.
Mr. Merion, whp recently arrived
here from Edmonton, did not deliberate vary long upon the question of
a location, He arrived here one day
and bought the property and contracted for the building within the
next twenty four hourB.
Referring to the tragic drowning of
Odo Chamberlin a few weeks ago, at
a point on the Fraser abbve here
near the mouth ot the Willow, the
Vancouver Province says:
Mr. Odo Chamberlin, formerly of
Vancouver, was twenty five years of
age. He was the son of the
late Captain James R. Chamberlin,
Ottawa, and Mrs. Chamberlin, of
Vancouver. He was one of seven
brothers, the only sister being Mrs.
Quain, of Vancouver. Young Chamberlin was born in Ottawa and came
to Vancouver six years ago. Aftc/r
some years in the hardware trade,
he went north and todk up two preemptions in the northern interior.
He worked on the surveys of MessrB.
Green Bros, ft Burden. His friends
say that he' was a fine manly chap,
of great pluck and spirit and that
they are afraid that it was his aid-
venturous spirit which cost him his
life. H<j was a good canoe man and
was looked upon as one ot the best
men on the river. On occasions he
had been known to venture in places
where Indians coulld not be paid to
go. A sad feature lies In the fact
that Chamberlin intended selling his
ranch and retming, to the city
where he wished to enter into the
hardware business.
Harry Borson, one ot the district's
deputy game wardens, arrived here
this week from the Cache. Mr. Borson
is issuing gun licences, in conformity
with the new regulations, to people
owning guns along the grade. The
idea of the new regulations Ib to
.prevent the carrying of firearms by
irresponsible huntsmen, who will pick
up a gun and "go hunting" without
a knowledge of either firearms or
game laws. The necessity of owning
an un-transterable licence before a
gun can be legally carried, will give
effect to a judicious use of sporting
rifles by people only who can get a
decent value out of the licence they
must buy. Mr. Borson states that
the regulations are well adhered to
along the construction zone.
Amongst tbe arrivals here this week
is Dr. McSawley, a medical man who
has decided to locate in South Fort
George, where he will practice his
At the present time South Fort
George has but one doctor, Dr. D.
B. Lazier, who has practiced here
since he arrived in 1910. Dr. McSawley was for ten years physician and
surgeon of the Crow's Nest Pass coal
company. More recently he has been
practicing in London, England, where
he went to take a post-graduate
course. He was in the London Hospital at Whitechapel, and for a year
in the West London Hospital at
Hammersmith. Whilst in Loadon he
took his degree of M.R.O.S-M.R.C-
P. He afterwards, in Edinborough,
took his degree of F.R.O.S.
Dr. McSawley came down the river
from Edmonton. He has recently been
practicing in Regina. I
»wt   ,
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Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company,
,T. B. Daniell, President.
Devoted to the Interests of the Fort George District
Interior of British Columbia.
and the Northern
Suijcripttai $3.00 > Veir iu Ad»ira
Advertising Rales on Application
T IKE the puling cur that returns to its vomit, the organ of the
outside townsite interests has again taken up the weary
burden of its master, the promoter of doubuful fame who own?
the body and soul of the townsite organ's writers.
Affairs are shaping themselves in suchwise here, that the old
reliable long-distance methods of promotion and salesmanship
employed by the townsite promoters who have sold the vast outside sub-divisions, are entirely losing their effectiveness. In order to lay the foundation for a policy of co-operation which the
outside townsites now wish to create with the important towns at
the natural centres of this locality, their house organ is insidous-
ly trying to blind the public, by creating the impression that the
interests which are slowly but surely working towards the destruction ot the wild-cat operators, are destructive to the development of the genuine centres. Particularly the house organ wishes
to create the impression that The Herald is a detriment, by policy,
to the district,
We can afford to pass by the amusing efforts of the snapping
cur as we are watching the shifting countenance of the man who
holds it in leash,
In the last issue of the notorious publication owned by the
twenty-five foot lot king, its "editor,"in apoorly disguised effort
to follow out a line of policy lately adopted by the promoter in his
advertising literature, attacks this town and its citizens, and even
goes so far as to work in advantageously the wild statements of
an erratic young Presbyterian divine of this section, who sought
to bring himself into undue prominence before the recent Presbyterian congress at Toronto.
The house organ introduces its "stand" under the excuse of
bringing out some facts which it considers it to be its unpleasant
duty to make public. It rambles through a hackneyed statement
about the ultimate area of Fort George and the belief of its " editor" that it will eventually outgrow its present bounds. It continues by denouncing an alleged clique in this town, to whom it
lays the blame for narrow-minded views upon the future greatness of outside townsites, and for lawlessness and depravity which,
it emphasizes explicitly exists only in this town and not in the
townsites from which it operates. It features the fact that here
there exist houses of prostitution, and insinuates that these places
are in existence owing to this alleged " clique." It also asserts
that this newspaper is the worst knocker of all the knockers, and
that it possesses a baneful influence.
To take these statements of the rag which has voiced them and
deal with them at length requires more space than their importance justifies, but we cannot pass by the arrant rottenness of the
house organ's accusations without exposing the reasons which
impel them.
In the first place the mis-begotten organ which drags the name
of the late John Houston through the mire of its filthy trail, is
published in a huge mass of sub-divisions lying to the west of the
future townsite of Prince George. The sub-divisions owned or
sold by the townsite concern which owns the townsite organ's
debentures consists of many thousands of twenty-five foot lots.
The Grand Trunk Pacific railway has announced that their development will commence on the eastern portion of their townsite,
or that portion farthest removed from the huge mass of sub-divisions aforesaid. Will any sane man imagine chat the statement
of the " editor " of the house organ regarding the growth of the
future city over the enormous area now on the market can be
taken seriously if this statement is to carry with it the natural
assumption that the period for this presumed growth is to be within a period reasonably consistent with the sale of these properties
at the time and in the manner in which such sales have been accomplished ?
The rotten imputation regarding a vile clique which it alleges
exists in this city, is in line with the usual detestable tactics employed by the white-livered cur who wields his faltering pen to
make such ambiguous senseless statements. This is a deliberate
attempt to win over to the idea of co-operating with the outside
townsites a section of this community which the house organ imagines might "fall" for its obvious scheme, and to turn this
town against the people who take the time and trouble to work
out the course for its best interests, as the house organ knows
that these interests will lie with the town of the future of which
South Fort George will be an important part, and of which the
maze of little lots to the west will have naught in common.
Its insinuations regarding the houses of prostitution which exist in this community are as vile as the palsied brain which dared
to give such canards voice. The Herald wants to say right here
and now that the people of this town, having given the matter
thought, and following the common sense and practical policy
adopted by other places, stand for a restricted area under proper
control. And we have further to say in this connection, since the
"editor" of the Nechaco house organ has introduced the subject,
that it was not long ago that a meeting was held in the town
which claims the stainless reputation, which was attended by
some of its most prominent citizens when it was unanimously
agreed that houses of prostitution were necessary and should be
allowed in their community, The reason why there are no such
there is because the authorities believe in segregation.
The Herald will not stoop to reply to the veiled insinuations regarding citizens of this community. When it is considered that
the house organ was brought into being as a newspaper on the
townsites where it is now located by a townsite promoter whose
picture is hanging in the rogue's gallery at Terre Haute, Indiana,
and which is also No. 3738 in the Pinkerton gallery at Chicago,
and that the promoter's townsite company numbered amongst its
paid employees, that we know of, two ticket-of-leave men, we
think that this is enough to say.
Rev. C. M. Wright oi run-i
George, in which he alluded to
this fair young city as a " Gates
of Hell " before the Presbyterian
Congress in Toronto, cannot be
passed without a few words of
We have had several examples
of this weakness from the Rev.
Mr. Wright to draw unto himself
the fleeting attention of the public by methods which would indicate that he  seeks reputation
rather by notoriety than by more
commendable actions.   Once, in
Vancouver, it is alleged that the
Rev. Mr. Wright preached a sermon in which he left his congregation impressed with the  idea
that Fort George was a regular
Circe of cities; a place where
lust and  vice  walked untram-
eled ; where the people mocked
religion and  abetted wickedness
and evil deeds.
Mr. Wright strives to obliterate sin from the surface. He
would drive out houses of prostitution, he would close up hotel
bars, and would make religion
compulsory. This sort of thing
has all been tried before. It
gives way to an illicit liquor traffic ; to the erection of foundling
hospitals for misbegotten children, and to atheism.
W. F. COOKE, Prei.
»    ~J1   XUS1UXI]
Ft. George Land Dist.     Dist. ot Peace River
TAKE notice that Flank G, McCIure, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Timber
Broker, intends to apply for permission
to purchase tlie  toilowing described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 4
miles east of the east bank of the Finlay
river and about 37 miles from its mouth,
marked "F. G. McL's. S. W. corner"
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chains, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
October 31, 1912.  John Macdonnell, agent.
Wholesale and retail
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Established 1909.
Wire     Write or     Call
Fort George Trading
Lumber Company
of superior quality and
in all quantities.
Pioneer Sawmill ancTSteam-
boat Operators in New
British Columbia.
Phone One-One
C. E. McElroy, Manager.
Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best HR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in British Columbia
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof.
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer "Quesnel,"
Our Personally Selected Stock of General
Merchandise has arrived from the east via
Tete Jaune Cache. We beg to state to the Buying Public that our stock is Second to None
in all the Cariboo District and that our old principle of consistency in prices and treatment still
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Second Street
Soutli Fort George
Company, limited
Central Avenue
Fort George
If Yon Want the BEST in
Gents' Furnishings
(Largest Stock of High-Grade Clothing
in Central British Columbia)
The Perry-Stretch Clothing
Harry O. Perry COltipiUiy T. E. Steele.
We make our own CANDY from the best and most wholesome
materials available.      :     Our stock is Urge and always fresn
A Complete Une of Clgaro, Clf •«««• •»* Tolw€C0"
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks in Season.
We Cater for Private Dinners, Banquets or Dance Suppers.
McGaghran & Thornet
Roberts, Jones & Willson a
mt___xmJ.m_   mm   Ali.mww-wiu^H.AUREAL ESTATE. INSURANCE AGENTS AUCTIONS  ■
FOR _____ Firm Lands. Gardes Tractt. Tinker link Wmi 0»im. j-^^
Ofoe*. Hamilton Avenue. Sonth Fort Geoife: Central Arenne, FortW^
J Do yon contemplate
Then investigate'our workmanship and
get our estlmatni     Mmmm
2  Contractors 1 Hamilton and
A and Builders I First t-.tr.eU
.   BUILDER and
Hamilton Ave. ton5uuuiwu v*»..r"
(Special Correspondence.)
The Iyon ^ commenced to   ake
*^,f human lives.   The recent fa-
^ ient in whieh  four live, were
'we has weeded out the amateur.
lolt there has wndnotgo
Wny Jr»pTd.a9ajok.or.sabluff
then?tr .d' afewoftherivermen
P" 1 designed end of creating a
with Expensive rates of canyon
*U\IZ want through at first
'Ti darned lucky-but now
"?\2: water has risen so high it ..
thattl   t and a knowledge of the
management _ e,
conditions  and  the new channel
rltlfe^ntrr'thaUsmoreand more
dnnng the W>nw hnll.haad-
new ci
bv the blowing up of the rock.
*. winter that is more and morp
■he factor of safety and that bull-head
^without special knowledge
and very liable to be fatal.
A,portion of the scow that was broken.id caused the accident wa. recov-
en ana causey >.."■.	
ered and is now lying tied to the bank
above Camp 182. It looks as if the
8Cow had been broken across just as if
some giant had snapped a toy box
across his knee. The cargo must have
all been spilt into the water. No sign
of the bodies haa been discovered and
from current report it is unlikely that
they will be. The rapids do not give
up their dead.
The Tonoquah river has been in flood
all the past week and the bcows and
freight boats carrying supplies to
Camps 176, 177 and 172 report deep
water all the way up.
Mr. Kerr, manager of the Home
Bank of Canada at Winnipeg, ha. paid
a visit to the Tonoquah on a timber
cruising expedition. He stayed with
Mr. Willett at Camp 182 and after an
enjoyable three days' cruising returned
en route to Winnipeg by the Opeiator
to Mile 53.
Between Camps 180 and 182, on Mr.
Graham's homestead, Mr. Forbes has
just completed a two storey house
which is intended for a stopping place
and restaurant. It is hoped success
will follow the enterprise as a stopping
place outside of the construction camps
is badly needed in the vicinity.
Donahue's selection is looking quite a
feature. The banks of the. river have
been grubbed and a garden made. The
potatoes, at out half an acre, as well as
other vegetables are making a brave
show. 1 noticed that he has planted a
bed of strawberries which is looking
well. I believe that this country will
he a great berry country and that thei e
is good money in the cultivation and
export of the luscious strawberry.
1 was impressed  by a boat load of
Ontario fruit-growers who came down
in a boat the other day en route for
Fort George or lower down the river.
they were  enthusiastic  over the soil
•nd considered that the cultivation of
ta fruit alone on tho river banks
"Mid be a large item in the growth of
»' the prosperity of the upper Fraaer.
Along the line there is quite a plethora
of labor.
Everyone that one sees on the grade
■•nd cn the river, and there are some
hundreds in the week, are all making
'or Fort George.   It is rumored that
'here is no work to be had yet on the
instruction at Fort George and west-
wards-  Along the line from Camp 166
"early all the station work is covered,
with but few exceptions, down  as far
M Fort George, and for those few ex-
ceptions, big prices are being offered,
»o as to have the work completed by
V* .5th of August.   There will be no
difficulty in having the grade ready by
that date as far down as Willow  river
»"d steel should be able to  be laid to
the river at Mile 190 by this fall.
11 is evident that the Seims-Carey
°ulht mean business and will have the
hole of their portion of the line com-
Plet<**l on time.   Mr. W. Carey, accom
scows  oown  through  the  canyon  is
bearing fruit.   In fact there seems to
be an overload.   At the present there
seems to be quite a choke in the river
freighting, some fifty scows being held
up at the Upper Cache in order to com-'
ply with the new rules.   These compel
all scows to unload  that  are carrying
more  than 15 tons weight of cargo.
Fifteen tons is  the maximum weight
allowed by a scow to go through, also
that each  scow shall  be manned by
eight men  to handle her during  the
passage.   Laborers are urgently needed to unload the scows  and   teams to
transport the goods across the portage.
I am pleased to be able to report that
laying steel was commenced at Mile 79
the latter part of May and  is now  at
Mile 85.   Some difficulty  is being experienced with the track between Mile
53 and 78, and trains only run occasionally—between slides—but it is hoped
to have the track again in shape for a
daily train by the latter part of this
The line from Mile 53 to Mile 192 has
just been visited by a deputy game
warden who has issued quite a number
of game licenses. I understand that
this is the first year in which game licenses have been issued. The fees, $5,
for all kinds of game and $2.50 for
shotguns and .mall-bore rifles are not
high and a rich harvestjshould be gath- j
ered by the time the warden reaches
Fort George.
The game warden reports that several bears were killed in the camps
round 92 and bear meat was in general
use at all the camps in that neighborhood. He states at one camp six bears
were killed last month. It is earnestly
desired that some of the meat would
float down below the canyon. The men
on the station camp, are kicking
against Bait bacon and ham. "When, 0,
when is the fresh meat boat coming?"
is the burden of their cry. That, and
for the love of Mike, send us a potato
or we'll all have scurvy.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the Bouth Western corner of Lot
2031, Cariboo District; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains',
thence east 80 chainB; thence south 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
IU      bUD      vyuu..u.uu         ...       ...
licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the 8. W. corner ol I.ot 1468,
Cariboo District, and marked "F.
C. Porter's S. E. corner," thence 80
chaina west; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains south to point of commencement, containing '640 acres more or
April 25, 1913.   C. P. Dench, agent.
petroleum commencing at a yum,
placed at the S. W. corner of Lot
1468, Cariboo District, and marked
"C. P. Dench's N. W. corner," thence
80 chains east; thence 80 chains south
thence 80 chains west; thence 80
chains north to point of commencement, containing   640 acres more or
C. p. DENCH.
April 25. 1913.
District of Carihoo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot 2039,
Cariboo District, thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of    commencement,
I containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that   Arthur O'Neil,
intends within sixty days to apply
to the Commissioner of Lands for a
licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the S. W. corner of Lot 1468,
and   marked    "A.   O'Neil's   N.  E.
corner,"   thencef   80    chains   south;
| thence    80 chains   west;   thence   80
chains north; thence 80 chains east
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
April 25, 1913.   C. P. Dench, agent.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that William J. Cunningham within sixty days intends to
apply to the Commissioner of Lands
for a licence to prospect for Coal
and Petroleum commencing at a post
planted at the S. W. corner of Lot
1468, Cariboo District, and marked
"W. J. Cunningham's 8. W. corner,"
thence east 80 chains; thence north
80 chains; thence west 80 chains;
thence' south 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
April 25, 1913.   C. P. Dench, agent.
New Parcels Post Legislation
Will Encourage Shopping
by Mail.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Landa for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the fpllowing described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot 2034,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acreB more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariooo
TAKE notice that ErneBt H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister cf Landa for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2039,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
Ottawa.—In theCommons Hon.
Mr. Pelletier secured the second
reading for his bill providing for
a system of parcels post in Canada, and the House went into
committee on the measure. He
explained that there was legislation now on the statutes relating
to the parcels post and that this
bill did not go outside the powers
now vested in the postmaster-
It had been decided to fix the
weight limit of parcels at eleven
pounds, and 72 inches would be
the maximum of length and girth
combined. The zone system
would be adopted, but not the
same limits as the United States,
where the system was exceedingly complicated and difficult for
the postmasters to thoroughly
It had been decided that for
Canada each of the provinces
should be regarded as a zone, but
three maritime provinces would
be combined to form one zone.
The first zone of all would be
within a radius of twenty miles
of the point where the parcel is
Kosted, irrespective of provincial
oundaries, That would give
protection to local dealers and
country merchants against the
departmental stores in large cities, Mr, Pelletier said that a
„,.,.. deputation of retail merchants
panic,! h T6'   Mr' Wf Carey'8CCom* who had waited uP°n nim t0Pr°-
•rin.L . ' McCoy-the eenera!.up- test against the parcel post had
endofl ,aredownon the we,tern been satisfied after this had been
mlt i    work Riving the Une their explained to them.
h »onai mspecnon (on foot) with the    fi he second zone will be outside
the twenty-mile radius but with-
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2038,
Cariboo District, thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th. 1913.	
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the North west corner of Lot 2035,
'rtia" nmvinnoa I Carltl°0 District;    thence    south 80
tne provinces I cnaij.. 'jien(!e east go chains; thence
north 80    chains;   thence    west   80
chains to point ot    commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th. 1913.    '
r*-«ult that the right-of-way is being
rapidly cleared, grubbed and i. atsum-
■•■K business-like shape.  '
A police constable is now stationed
at the canyon and the men who are us-
lnK small boats and raft, are being
considerably harassed.   He absolutely
"sfuies Permission for these .mall craft
|° P»ss through the upper canyon un-
ess tne boats are lined down.   The old
'"vorite method with rafU i. to carry
one's dunnage over by the portage, let
Z raft 8° an<i go out in one of the
°oa*s at the pool at the Lower Cache
an« pack up what is left and put it to-
fther aK»*n and make off on the less
aangerous trip through tha lower can-
5ronj   But now I am told there is gently nothing left or rather that what
in the boundary of the province.
The other zones will be constituted by the several provinces, the
maritime   being   combined   as
°nfir Pelletier said that it was
intended to run the system on a
business basis with cheap.rates
but self sustaining. The system
would come into force by proclamation probably on January 1st
1914. but perhaps before, ue
Sed out that rural mail cam-
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, ot South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Landa for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the south east corner ot Lot 2031,
Oariboo District; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 cbains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640 acreB more or less.
May 20th, 1913      ^"^^^^^™
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Liv-
inestone of South Fort George, B.
rI ocoupat on prospector, Intends to
apply to thi Minister of Lands for a
fiience to prospect for coal and Pe-
Sn, over the following described
Commencing at a P°st Planted at
the south west corner ot Lot 2030
Cariboo District; thence north 80
cha,*; tbence east 80 chains; tbence
south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement,
-.nntainlne 640 acres more or less.
April 25, 1913.
The value of advertising is
gauged by the results obtained.
The Herald circulates among
genuine investors and those
seeking reliable information. .
We reserve the right to
refuse any advertisement
Fort George Herald
Box 138
South Fort George
iiiMLMJiiWH!1'".!1" UND! UITKS 111 MftUIUIg VUUCA ui wfwu w«j
There have been no further reports of drowning accidents in
the Grand Canyon this week, although several men have met
their death in the Fraser between this place and that point.
A provincial constible, stationed at the conyon, is refusing
to permit men in small boats to
run the canyon, making them
either portage or line their boats
Since the beginning of the season over twenty men have been
drowned in the Grand Canyon,
and at its present stage this
number will be increased proportionately if the traffic continues
to increase upon the river in
An old river man has told The
Herald that he has never seen
the canyon in such a terrible
state of disturbance as at present. The whirlpool in the lower
! canyon is now reaching out clear
| across the channel, where, in
I average stages of water, this
terrible spot is local on the west
side. This whirlpool can stand
[ a huge tree straight up and draw
it down deep into the vortex.
A river man who watched the
scows running the canyon one
day last week stated to The Herald that the  sight was awe in-
i spiring. The huge lumbering
! ef-aft, many of wliich are hand-
; led by men who know very little
I of river lore, come tearing down
through the seething bedlam of
the condensed channels, missing
destruction by a few feet at
every turn. That many of the
men who are running the canyon
do not realize the danger is obvious to river men.
Some of the scows are loaded
with most valuable cargoes, and
in one day last week over a quarter of a million dollars in value
was run clown through the Grand
Canyon in scows. One scow
alone, loaded with tobacco, carried a cargo worth $25,000.
Fort George Clergyman Startles
Toronto Conference With Account of His Town's Sinfulness—No Worse
Than Toronto.
Following are copies of press
despatches which appeared in
coast papers recently regarding
the extraordinary statements of
Rev. C. M. Wright of FortGeorge.
Comment on the matter appears
in another column:
Rev. C. M. Wright of Fort George,
according to a Toronto press dispatch, declared he had walked
350 miles, from the very gates of hell,
a weary treck on foot, that had made'a
lengthy train trip of 4000 miles^to tell
them the amazing story^offthe grip
that sin had on his district at Fort
George, Rev. C. M. Wright, boyish
looking, flushed, but eloquent, sincere
and convincing, even to the veterans
of the Presbyterian Genera) Assembly,
caused a sensation at a meeting which
packed Massey Hall last night.
An eloquent appeal to the young men
of the Presbyterian Church of Canada
to take up the burden of carrying the
Gospel to the remote districts of the
Dominion, was the burden of Mr.
Wright's address.
"1 am sure if the awful conditions
I know of are revealed to young Presbyterians sturdy sons of the church will
respond nobly," he said.
Though Mr. Wright was the youngest speaker of the day, and almost boyish in appearance, his addresj caused a
deep impression. He described his
work as the most discouraging anyone
could be asked to undertake.
In the far northwest foodstuffs were
at a premium, lumber and building me-
terials were held at an almost prohibitive figure and a condition of atheism
practically existed. He encountered
people who declared the Bible a farce
and the church an unorganized and
tottering institution, and many believed them. Men of all nationalities were
there with one common idea of gain.
In the smaller towns all manner of
vice existed. Hotels, with bars where
four to six bartenders were working,
were the most flourishing places in the
community, with the exception of the
disorderly houses. In his own town,
he .aid, the church was gaining
strength and he was encouraged.
Aa the flushed speaker took his seat,
round after round of applause greeted
him from the sterner and older churchmen, who were obviously profoundly
affected, .nd it wa. some minute, be
fore the demonstration subsided.
The following day Mr. Wright
amended his statement:
"I did not mean to describe Fort
George as the very gates of hell. It's no
worse than any other place. Toronto for
instance," Rev. C. M. Wright, who
stirred the Presbyterian CongreBs to
enthusiasm Monday night, explained to
a representative of The Province. He
is a former Toronto student, and is
staying with his mother at 604 Manning
"Walked 350 miles from the very
gates of hell," was the headline in a
morning paper, and this disturbed him.
"My object was to show the church's
opportunity in the west from the standpoint of the home missionary, and to
deal with the actual facts of my three
years' experience at Fort George," he
said. "Though the work is discouraging, there is a brighter side because
we have a faithful little band of workers."
"What particular form of vice is
rampant in Fort George?" he was
"In the first place the liquor traffic
is flourishing. There are two saloons
with four to six bartenders each. The
bankers have told me their deposits
have dwindled with the granting of licenses. Then there is the segregated
district, four big houses with thirty
women, in South Fort George, two
blocks from Knox church."
"The police," continued Mr. Wright,
"formerly had no authority to raid the
houses. Now these officials have fined
one place."
Mr. Wright say-3 that by "trek," he
meant by steamer and auto, and
laughed at the idea of walking. He
also said there was no foreign community, the only people not British being Americans, who lately entered the
Tenders for Cord Wood
TENDERS are invited by the
undersigned for the cutting and
delivering on Lots 9 and 10,
Block 15, of fifty cords of Fir
Wood in four-foot lengths.
South Fort George
A Stock of General Merchandise  will  „p a;«   ^*~
amounting to nearly THIRTY THOUSAND DOLlS*1 of
Everything must be disposed of within two m^u
e aim to get out of this large stock TtaSchSSfr. ¥
first cost of the goods;"" """* Wi mercJiandise'is the
We Appeal to Bargain Hunters for Patron*
Thos. A. Blair
THIRD STREET,      '.       ■       SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Build Yourself a Home
, The advances made by the building trade in this citv _r_
in conformity with the generally improved facilities of8»n
ply. It ib now possible to secure every requisite here for S
building of a modern, up-to-date home at reasonable £,
I can design and build your future home to suit your i__f_
P.O. Box 17. South Fort George, B.C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands in the
Cariboo and Cassiar Districts by reason
of a notice, bearing date September
12th, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on September 12th,
1907, as well as the reserve existing
upon Crown lands within the Land
Recording Districts of Cariboo and
Lillooet and the Kamloops Division of
Yale Land Recording District by reason
of a notice, bearing date April 3d, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on April 6th, 1911, is cancelled
in so far as the same affect the acquisition of said lands under the provisions
of the "Coal and Petroleum Act."
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.. April 14th, 1918.   j28
ALL accounts against stationmen on
our work on Indian Reserve at
Fort George must be rendered to us at
once, duly receipted for by person receiving the goods.
Hereafter we will not be responsible
for any bills for merchandise unless
covered bv an order in writing by us.
South Fort George, May 12.        ml7,6
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the south west corner of Lot 2034,
Cariboo District; thence west 80
chains: thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less:
May 20th, 1913.
Ft. Georj-c Land Dlst,     Dist. ot Peace River
The Clinton Assizes opened on
the 2nd inst., Justice Gregory
presiding. The grand jury returned true bills in eighteen indictments, and no true bills in
three, and were discharged on
the 4th inst. In Rex vs. Bonner
the constable accused was convicted. Williams, on a charge of
horse stealing, was .acquitted.
Edward Paul, an Indian, was
convicted of wounding. The Jor-
genson murder case was adjourned until the next assizes. None
of the prisoners have yet been
Monoline Operator, male or
female. Good wages and union
conditions. Apply Herald, South
FortGeorge, B.C.
TAKE nntiee that William S. Wrijjlit,
of Har.li/ick, Vt., U.S.A., occupation
Merchant, intends to apply Inr permission
16 purchase the  [ollowlng  deserihed lands:
Commencing at a imst planted on the
smith bank of the Kinlay River .12 iniles
from the mouth, marked "W. S. W's., S.
IS. corner post," thence west 80 chains,
more or less, thencc north 80 chains:
thence, east 80 chains, morc or less,
Ihenee followine the course of the river to
the point of commencement, containing 640
acres more or less.
April 17U1.  1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Fort George School.'
SEALED TENDERS superscribed
"Tender for Fort George School," will
be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1913,
for the erection and completion of a
small one-room school-house at Fort
George, in the Cariboo Electoral
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 17th day of May, 1913, at the
of Mr. T. W. Heme, Government
Agent, Fort George; Mr. J. A. Shearer,
Secretary of the School Board, Fort
George, B.C.; and the Department of
Public Works, Victoria.
Intending tenders may obtain a copy
of the plans and specifications by applying to the undersigned, for the sum of
ten dollars ($10), which will be refunded on Their return in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent, of 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
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., May 7th, 1913.    jl4,4
Own your own home! You
can build your future home
now at the minimum of expense.
No building is too large
or too small to receive
our careful attention.
Blue print* and plans furnished.
Get our estimates.
Bronger & Flynn
Contractors and Builders
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
80 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
MRS. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietreii
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort Gecrge.
Dr. IL W. Alward
Hamilton Ave. : South Fort George
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Estimates Buimittbd.
Ft. George J,aml Dist.     Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Minnie V. Bailey, of
Vancouver, 1!. C, ocenpation Married Woman, intends to apply for perniission to
purclmse   the  following   deserihed   lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south hank of the Finlny River, 36 milcs
from thc mouth, marked "M. V. B's., S.
E. corner post," thence west 40 chains;
thencc 80 chains, more or less, north to
the bank of the rivcr; thence following thc
course of thc river to thc point of commencement, containing 160 acres, morc or
April 17th.  1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
P.A.UMoar J.H.HcGawJoa J.F.TMn.*"*
*• *•    j. a. Kll.LT. TimUr DepMtment
Gore ___ McGregor
Brlttah   Celwkta   IM*   ■■"*•"'
Und Acuta Ttab,rCrui"lD,,
ChMctrr Chambtn. Unghy Street, VICTORIA,
MeGrtrer BuUdl^h^Sgegt, SOUTH Four
Has started the practices of hj
profession with headquarters a
Suesnel. He has.had consider
able experience in veterinary
work an^ solicits the patronage
of residents of the Cajnboa
J. A. Manahan & Co.
Signs and
Central Avenue     •     FortGeorge
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands
situated in Range 4, Coast District,
and more particularly described from
the southwest corner of Township 10,
bearing date of the 25th of Hay, 1910,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910. is
cancelled in so far as same affects the
acquisition of said lands under the provisions of the "Coal and Petroleum
Act." R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May5th, 1913.   ml?2m
Advertise in The Herald
Edison Electric
Ladies' and Children's Matinee
Saturday, 3 P- >»•
Pictures to be Secured.
We have our own Electric
Light Plant.
Admission, U «**•
Apply Wesley's cottage,
Rear Close & Brown Ca ^sadly;;;ntsiaSt,buttha
isCerWS    ppenedintheca seof
*»ctlyWh    a  ivedinthec.tyye»-
lK*Wh;id nearly the entire
^i9thetP     the team this spring,
t*hoW89 'the better of the two
»'R0Ch°n\a IV decided to give up
^A to baseball   outfit  and
r* S .war ** Fort ^E*
^t       far the past month.
"8hehh herd that the team was
1,ever: for a third-sacker, and
»bad hole tor      ^ Edmonton to
is in
'<° l he line of the G.T.P., at
K r C meron says work is
K It a splendid rate. Anew
TO si ^ a depth of 42
,tl    t  Tcad opened shows every
etCi»eamofcoal- ,Mr'
»"„f those with whom he is
'rid hav 1 ge -al holdings
iritTlutLenteen sections
w Fletcher, one of the.early trail-
1 of British Columbia, died at
ti°lut week.     The late Mr.
fcrwa.among the intrepid few
hoi» the early days crossed the plains,
red on by the stories of immense
h;ingi„ the British Columbia
Iii, The party with which
,tr»velled arrived at Edmonton in
50, and made their way via the Yei-
rtead Pass into British Columbia;
om Tete Jaune Cache they made their
,y down the Fraser to the scene of
le Cariboo excitement, where Mr.
[etcher entered on the business which
id enticed him from his home in Mon-
Among the many properties on
Iiith he worked was the claim of
ariboo Cameron,' for whom he form-
one of the guards in tiansporting
* jolden treasure  to  the outside
lt took about eight mules to
trrythe gold away,  and the escort
newel! paid for their services which
lie considered very risky in those
iU and wooly days.
■Jack Johnson, hsavy weight champion
Igiliit, was sentenced to one year and
leday in the Illinois state prison, and
I addition, fined $1000.   Sentence was
tonounced after Judge Carpenter had
fciit-damotion for a new trial made
i counsel for the negro.   Johnson ob-
lined two weeks' time |in which  to
fepate a writ of error and the bonds
re 130,000, on which he had been at
fstty trace his conviction, were allow-
to stand.
Chnlalinischer, of Donnybrook, N.
., has been sitting patiently outside
e Dominion land office at Moose Jaw
"more than a week waiting for a
•rtain homestead to be thrown open
* entry. He does not know the time,
»t thinks it will be some time during
■"»• He has a chair with an umbrella
nd is relieved for an hour or two daily
J s Wend; he takes all his meals
•"n and passes his time by reading
lovels and newspapers.
A movement is on  foot to get  a
"pm road built from Hinton, on the
win line of the G.T.P., to Saskatoon
'&* in Grande Prairie.   The residents
t> both places are strongly in favor of
road and are prepared to do a great
I towards getting the road built.
'ton is a point half-way letween
;on and Fitzhugh.
ihbor has still a chance to secure a
lajority in the Australian federal election, although it is probable that the
'»te of the parties will be: Liberal,
%t*.w, 'il. There are two seats
1'» doubt, and both might go to the
nor party, giving them a majority of
Cnpnat0l!9' 4 *-2 cents. J. A n
r^we&McGregor Building.
CommenciuK at a post plauted on the
south bank ol the Finlay River 35 uiiles
From the mouth, marked "Vi. B's., S. W.
cornet post;" thenee west (><> eliains, more
or less, thence north 80 cliains; llience
east 40 chains, more or less, thence following the course o". the rivcr to the point
of commencement, containing 480 acrcs,
more or less.
April 17th.   1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Ft. George Land Dist.     Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Frederick Brown, of
New Westminister, B. C, occupation Merchant, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the   following   described lands;
Commencing at ap post planted on the
south bank ot the Finlay River 34 miles
from the mouth, marked "F. B's., S.E.
corner post," thence west 80 chains, morc
or less, thence nortli 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains, morc or less, tlicnce following the course of thc rivcr to thc point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
April 17th.  1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Ki.ilay river, 41 miles
Irom the mouth, marked "M. I, s., S. E.
corner post," thence west 80 chans;
thence nortii 80 chains, more or less, to
tlie bank of the river; thence following
the course o«* the river, to the point ol
commencement, containing 640 acres, more
April 17th.  1913*    John MacDonell, agent.
 — — ■ 1
I Ft. George Land Dist.Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Francis Aloysius Mc-
Keown, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation
Hotelkeeper, intends to a-';' for. Pe™'s:
sion  to  purchase   the following  described
"commencing at  a post     planted  on  the
north bank of the Finlay river, about 41
miles  from  the mouth  of thei  said  river
Ld marked "F. A. McK's., S* W   'ornw
nost "  thence east 80 chains; thence nortn
L cnains;  thence west 80 chains,n»» *
'w  to the    river;     thence following   tne
iSrs   of said river to point of commen-
cement,     containing  640    acres,  more or
April 17th. 1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Furnishings for the Home
UPHOLSTERY and every requisite for the furnishing oi
the home.   ^ ^ j^ Q^ proffl
Eastern Points by the Carload
We also specialize in Bank and Office Futures Showcase Making, Wall Glass Cares and all kinds of high-class
made-to-order Furniture. , ...--o-joted
The quality of our work is well-known ^nd appreciated.
We do a large mail order business
M and guarantee satisfaction.
I Our stock of general merchandise
jj is large and up-to-date, which en-
I ables us to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
Joki A, Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
L Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Burns Building.   Phone 8.
^_ Proprietor
South Fort George, B.C.
The Wright Investment Co., li
...__n   -ki-nnnnn        0-..4.1. T?„»f fS-arirore
ASSETS, $500,000    South Fort George,
We are the Owners of the Famous
Salmon River Valley Lands
This land is for sale in tracts from 40 to 640 acres, with
special inducements to settlers.   Prices on application.
We also carry on a general Real Estate and Insurance
business,  including Fire,  Life  and Accident Insurance,
Fidelity Bonds, Employer's Liability, Plate Glass, Automo-
See Us for Reliable Investments.
City livery, Feed &
Sale Stables''""
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle andPack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs,
. clerical
assistance can be had.
Jth Port Geotge.
P ano, powerful and brilliant tone, in
t hii    fiction, snitable for hotel
t?fi,.thoroughlyexperienced. Write
"•»*, Herald office. 1
tl*'boZ?,frD0nor Per80n8 recovering
Meow i„ R°y Arn°tt, drowned from
»b°ve he™"8 *_ *#out twelve miles
««c»ntn:Co^h^tN°rth«rnLumber &
FEmake a specialty of Fine Commercial Job
-- Printing. Our plant is the most modern in
Central British Columbia, and our prices compare
most favorably with Coast figures. Your ord rs will
Live our best attention and will be dehvered
promptly. No job too big, none too small.
The Fort George Herald
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company are
now disposing of the remaining portion of then-
lots in the new town of Willow River at the con- ^L
fluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow rivers.
By those who are in close touch of the true conditions, this new town is considered to be one of
future importance in Central British Columbia.
In investing in Willow River property be sure
that your property comes to you direct from the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company—make no
mistake in this.    There is only one official and
original Grand Trunk Pacific Railway town of
Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser,
Salmon and Willow rivers.    It is located on Lot
785.   Station site was approved by Board of Railway Commissioners under date of March 26th,
1912, Order No. 16179.   We have no interest in
outside subdivisions.   For authentic Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway maps of Willow River and detailed
information call on
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
n. ■ 1
\\\   I
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE best available subdivision in the Fort George District is
offered for sale by the owners.   The property is located opposite
South Port George townsite on deep water.   The very best of land.
The survey is complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
Mt ■"
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1 y,
Con^FonrthwdH^rnlUon^      -      Sonth Fort George, B. C.
Bright and comfortable rooms and
suites at the Empress. :
Rates on Application. ^
/ '
F. C. Green, Mgr.
Oreen, Mgr.
Green Bros., Borden & Co.
Survwtof Undi. Mtoei. Towniltt.. Tlmb.r
Llmlti, Etc.
Advertise in The Herald
Doing It!
Cleaner's. .»„•■«*
Goods Called For and Delivered
on Short Notice.
A. D. Southern, - ProP»
Fourth St.    -    South Fort George.
Phone. *_ A. G. Hamilton left this week for
Stuart Lake where he has a trading
post. He will return in time for the
first of July celebration.
A number of G. T. P. horses, that
have been working in the pack-trains
on the surveys, are to be sold today
at auction here.
The Steamer B. C. Express returned this week from a round trip to
the end of steel. She carried large
cargoes both ways, and left again
on Tuesday morning for Tete Jaune.
The British Columbia Express Company are grading their boat landing
and warehouse area at the foot of
Fourth Street here. Manager West,
who' was a visitor this week, states
that they intend to improve this property extensively.
A telegram received from Mr. Neville Montgomery, who is in Vancouver
on the business of the incorporation
committee of South Fort George,
states that the work is progressing favorably. Mr. Montgomery will return
here by the lfith inst.
The water in tlie Kraser rivcr is
exceptionally high. The lower end of
Hamilton Avenue is submerged, and
part of the docks of the Fort George
Timber & Trading Company are also
under water. We believe that the
river will yet rise four or five feet
James Brown, who lately sold out
the Cranbrook Hotel, at Cranbrook,
B. C., was a visitor here this week.
Mr. Brown holds land interests in
this section, and intends to locate in
South Fort George shortly and engage in a business venture of considerable magnitude.
Dr. Simmons, a dentist from Vancouver, who has been announcing in
these columns his intended professional
visit to this place, arrived here from
Quesnel this week, and is at present
located in the Quesnel block, over the
Nechaco General stores in the Fort
George town.
J. A. McKcchner, a prominent mill
man of Vancouver, was amongst the
arrivals here this week. Mr. Mc-
Kechner is the owner of a considerable area of land in the Mud River
valley, which he is now looking over.
He will return to the coast by way
of Edmonton.
John Eames and Barney Keegan,who
have been cruising some of the Sprague
Lumber Company's timber limits on the
Mud river, encountered on different
occasions on their short trip into the
timber, no less than three bears. Mr.
Keegan shot at one of the animals, but
being a sprightly young bruin it apparently dodged the bullet and got clear
A wrestler, calling himself the Cyclone Kid, claiming to be a member
of Dr. Cook's gymnasium at Minneapolis, walked into the office this
week and asked The Herald to print
n challenge for him. He challenges
nny wrestler up to 140 lbs in weight
for gate receipts and a side bet. His
own weight is only 128Ibs.
George Williams, well known on the
Fraser river, arrived here early in
the week with a number of scows. He
is attending to the freighting of the
huge Kennedy Blair & Company shipments. William Blair, who recently
returned from Edmonton on a buying
expedition, states that his first shipment consists of six hundred tons of
Harry Coutes, who recently returned
from Ashcroft with hia bride of a few
weeks, is doing a large business with
his five-passenger Ford car. The motor car habit has caught on here, and
the tw. cars which are for hire at
present are seldom seen with dead engines. Fred Peters and his Cadillac
touring car and Coutes' Ford lend a
more metropolitan air to the town than
anything which has gone before.
Mr. Pierre Alfred Landry, B.A., C.
E., P.L.S., was amongst the arrivals
from the south this week. Mr. Landry
is a member of the well known surveying firm of Gore & McGregor, of
Victoria, and is In charge of the
Northern Interior Department of the
firm's businesM. Mr. Landry will leave
within the next few weeks for thc
Peace river, where his firm has considerable surveying to do.
The New York Journal of Commerce
siys: Bank officials at this centre are
more than usually concerned at reports
they have been receiving from Canada.
Canadian banks have withdrawn their
balances at New York down to unusually low point and they also have small
supplies of free funds in London. This
movement on the part of banks is considered precautionary as an indication
that the unbridled boom that Canada
has been enjoying during the last few
years is coming to its natural close.
are now   ouuuing  spiemmuj.   ........  — ,
the trees were eflected by the intense
cold  of   the    past    winter although \
they were not vary carefully protect- j
ed from the elements.
Amongst the new business and professional men who h'ave established at j
this place during the past week, is
Mr. Sellln, late manager of James
Reid Ltd., a Quesnel firm, who has
taken up his residence in the Gore &
McGregor Block. Mr. Sellin is handling pianos.
tinishea, cermai iu*»v..*..| —
H J. Haslett & Co., corner
Third and Laselle.
WANTED-Inside business property in South Fort George. H.
J. Haslett & Co., corner Third
and Laselle.
We have just received a full
line of the above. This is a
new and complete stock.
Just A:
Our ''Victor" Parlor.   -nS
very Latest Music.
Close & Brown Company, m
Laselle Avenue and Second Street     :     South Fort G    I
A Peculiar Coincidence:
Queen Victoria was born on the 24th of May.
Kennedy-Blair's large fleet of scows arrived on
the same day of the year-just 94 years later.
Last week we advertised the expocted arrival of a quarter
of a million pounds of merchandise. This was a typographical error; it should have read
A Million and a
Quarter Pounds
This vast amount of tonnage has now arrived.    A like
amount will follow in a few weeks.
Special attention given to mail orders.
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
Corner Second and Hamilton    :    South Fort George, B. C.
Carefully selected land at reasonable
prices and on long terms. We own
every acre we offer for sale, and can
give guaranteed title.
R. R. WALKER, Resident Agent of the Worth   ■
Coast Land Co., Ltd.   .   South Fort George, B.C.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vanconver,B.C
London Oflice:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, ... $1,500,660.
Fort George District
A Few Choice Exclusive Listings
480 ACRES—Crown granted, four miles southwest of town.
Al land.   $60 per acre; good terms.
FIVE ACRES having 350 feet of waterfrontage on the
Fraser River; less than a mile from South Fort George.
$200 per acre; $200 cash, balance 6, 12, 18 and 24 mos.
2 1-2-ACRE TRACTS one-quarter mile from railway line
and two miles from the Indian Reserve (G. T. P. town-
site). Choice garden land. $350 to $450 per tract; $50
cash and the balance monthly, 6 per cent interest.
The Northern Development
Company, Limited
403-404 Carter-Cotton Building     :     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Owners and Exclusive Dealers
Fort George Nechaco Valley Fraser Lake
and Peace River Lands,
Up-to-date Gents' Furnishi
Our new stock of Furnishings for Gentlemen is nowL,
for your inspection.    Particular people are being se?S 3
day to their manifest satisfaction.   "See our7^0?
WEAR and PANAMA HATS.    The la J styles afthe m
reasonable prices. •""lunemtn
See our SUITS-Hand Tailored or Custom Made.
of any kind will be quick sellers in South Fort George this season. Quj„
returns mean good profits. If you want your goods to be among the fin
shipments have them billed via
The fastest and best equipped boats on the Upper Fraser. These comfort!
able and up to-date steamers make direct connections at Soda Creek Jf
the company'8 passenger autos and mail stages from Ashcroft. Throng
service at lowest cost.
British Columbia Express Co]
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Aisets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars     | 1913]
n» Bank of British North Ameil
Tour money la safer in the Bank than ln your house or Id your
pocket. It la not tied up. Tou cut get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and aold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders inuc-i.
Notice to Contractors!
'JHE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA calls for tenders for t
construqtion of a two-storey banking office to be built at
the northwest corner of Hamilton Avenue and Fourth Street, I
South Fort George, in accordance with plans and specifications |
to be seen at
The Royal Bank of Canada
Tenders close June 14th.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces, Etc.
/ Sole Agents Nagel-Chase Celebrated Gasoline Lighting Systems.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 aj* g
Beat of wines,
liquors anil clean
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