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 GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC
FINISHED BY 1914
An Ottawa press despatch
stole.*) that such good progress
is being made with construction work on the Grand Trunk
Pacific, that it is expected the
line will bo completed through
from Winnipeg to Prince Rupert
by tho end of 1914.
Tikis is the report taken east
bv Mr,. W. P. Hinton, general
piissenger agent of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, when on a visit
to his Ottawa home recently.
The Grand Trunk Pacific will
do its share in the movement of
th!s season's grain crop, which
Mr. Hinton says will be double
that of three years ago. He estimates that the western farmers should have 875,000,000
more to spend from this, year's
crop than they had from the
yield of last year. The G. T. P.
is not only increasing its freight
equipment, but it has added
three million bushels capacity
to its elevator at the head of
lhe great lakes.
TO ADJOIN SOUTH FORT GEORGE
The Steamer Chilcotin returned fiom an up river trip
curly in the week, with a record of having carried her
largest cargo since launching.
The Chilcotin left Grand Canyon with about 105 tons of
freight on board. The big boat
brougl.it down Provincial Land
Surveyor Hagen, and moved a
number of contractor's outfits.
CHALLENGE
We have been requested, in
the interests of sport, to issue
a challenge to all comers on behalf of « young and ambitious
boxer in the middleweight class.
Terms of conters to be 40 per
cent of gate receipts to winner,
i!0 per cent to loser. Fight to
te held in the Fort George
Theatre at any convenient date.
Address the sporting editor.
READY-MADE FARMS
Russel Walker,    the energetic
local   representative     of    the
North Coast Land    Company,
paid a visit    to the   Duke of
Sutherland's    land at   White's
■landing this week,   where the
lund company, and the duke's
"gents are   looking    afyer the
preliminary work  in the great
"ready-made    farm"     project,
which   the    company   and the
Me of Sutherland are carry-
"ig out there. All the land was
acquired    first by   the   Nortb
Coast Land people,    and they
are carrying out in similar area
tne project   of   His   Grace of
Sutherland, on  land adjoining
"int which they   sold to him.
Mr. Walker states that although  it is only    two months
Slnee l,i> lll8t visited the scene of
operations at White's landing,
ine change on the land is won-
«ul.  "The   whole country,"
said Mr. Walker, "is cut up into
™-acre farms,    on   some   of
which we have thirty or foiirty
"°res cleared,   broken, and in
s.°,?!e instances bearing crops."
"ie company has five teams
"t work in the light clearing,
"nd a crew of 15 men. Houses
wve already been built on the
lands, which  will   shortly be
ready for   occupancy ' by the
l'nents of the Duke of Suther-
to"d> und the people whom the
w°™» Coast   Land   Company
8el1 the ready-made farms to.
,,The "B. C, Express" left for
"ie Grand Canyon on Thursday
Vlt» a large number of passen-
"ie President and a number
■J the high officials of the G. T.
• "re expected here about the
*"» ol the month.
Messrs. Foley, Welch & Stewart, contractors for tho whole
of the uncompleted portion of
the G. T. P., and the builders
and financiers of tne Pacific and
Great Eastern Railway, from
Vancouver to. Fort George, will
shortly build their main depot,
consisting of warehouses, offices
and wharves on the Hudson's
Bay Company's land here immediately adjoining the South
Fort George townsite.
This important news was received here this week when Mr.
J. E. T. Armstrong, officer in
charge of the Hudson Bay post
here received a communication
from Land Commissioner
Thompson granting the contractors permission to build.
It has always been anticipated, and The Herald has contended that when the time came
for the establishment of the
main base of supply for railroad construction out of here,
that this base would be established along the Fraser riyer
front near this townsite. Whi'st
here recently, Mr. Welch, of the
contracting   firm,   approached
HYDRAULIC NOT CLOSED
DOWN
The item we published last
jveek, from the columns of the
Cariboo Observer, to the effect
that the plant of t-lte Quesnel
Hydraulic Gold Mining Company's plant at Hydraulic, had
closed down, owing to pay dirt
having petered out, is now
proven to be without foundation.
W. H. Dubois, general manager of the company writes our
one-time paper from Stanley,
to tell the editor that his information was incorrect, and
that the shutting down referred
to was a temporary lay-off as
some changes were being made
in the method of operation. The
mine, Mr. Dubois says, is again
in full operation, and will continue to be until the end of the
season. The item in last week's
paper was the first sensational
piece of news we had read in
the Quesnel paper for many
moons—and it turns out to be
all bunk.
SUCCESSFUL   DANCE
The Firemen's Ball, held last
night in the Fort George Theatre, was very successful from
both financial and social standpoints: The attendance was exceptionally good, particulary
so in consideration of the fact
thnt it was a postponed event.
A large number of people came
over from the Nechaco town,
and the affair was voted a distinct success by all. Music was
furnished by Senior's orchestra.
LADIES GUILD
the
At a meeting of the Ladies of
e congregation of St. Stephen's Church,* South Fort
George, hold at Mrs. Hemes
residence, it was unanimously
agreed that the Ladies of the
said congregation form them;
selves into a "Sewing Guild
for the purpose of raising funds
to be contributed from time to
time towards the general maintenance of the aforementioned
Church.
Mr. Armstrong with regard to
h s desire to establish the main
depot for the affairs of construction on the main line of
the G. T. P., and fpr the Pacific Great Eastern road, on the
Hudson Bay property, as it
was most advantagously situated. Mr. Armstrong recommended that this be granted
and the receipt of the Land
Commissioner's sanction may
be considered as closing the arrangement.
Mr. Thompson, now the higli-
est Hudson Bay Company official in Canada, was for years
in charge of the British Columbia, or New Caledonia, district
of the great trading company's
business. During this period he
made annual tours on inspection over the company's system
of fur-trade posts and sales-
shops, including all the remote
posts of the Nortborn Interior.
Thus, for years, Mr. Thompson
has been thoroughly familiar
with the whole situation at
Fort George, and is able to
base his decisions upon matters
apertaining to development up
here on a sound knowledge of
local conditions. He appreciated
the fact that the natural point
for the location of Messrs.
Foley, Welch & Stewart's
headquarters here should be on
the low waterfront of the main
river, and he immediately sanctioned the recommendations of
Mr. Armstrong here.
The terms imposed in the
matter by Mr, Thompson are
as follows: The area on whicb
the works are to be located is
to be bounded as follows: From
the south west corner of the
H. B. block to the slough, a
distance of about 20 chains.
From the slough westerly to
the road, which is to form the
western boundary. All buildings
are to be removed;, by the contractors at the expiration of
their lease..
The boundaries described
place the area for the buildings
immediately north of the northern boundary of this townsite
on the Fraser river front. Work
on the buildings will commence
very shortly.
FIRST EDMONTON
SALESMAN ARRIVES
J. E. Thompson, representing
Marshall Wells & Co:, of Edmonton, came down the river
in a gasoline boat from Tete
Jaune Cache last Wednaeday.
Mr. Thompson is the first traveller, representing one of the big
houses of the Albertan capital,
to pay a business visit to this
city. His coming foretells tlte
new order of things, for by the
spring the G. T. P. will be
handling freight from Edmonton through the mountains,
connecting with the steamboat
service from South Fort
George.
Mr. Thompson is here to size
up the situation for bis firm,
and to arrange for future
orders. His firm, j Marshall,
Wells & Company, are amongst
the largest hardware concerns
of the continent. They recently
bought out Ross Brothers, of
Edmonton. Mr. Thompson
came down in Mr. Hood's gas
boat.
INVESTS HERE
Mr. Hood, of 0. E. Hood &
Company, general merchants at
Fitzhugh and Tete Jaune Cache
came down the river on Wednesday in a gasoline boat. Mr.
Hood tells us he intends
to open a general merchandise
establishment here in the spring
of the year. He purchased Lot
13 in Block 11, situated next to
the Northern Hotel, paying the
sum of $1,650.00, and states
that he will return in the early
spring and will erect a large
store "bn the property. He has
a larve stook of merclkandise at
the Cache which he intends to
move down here.
Mr. Hood came down the
river in his beautiful gasoline
boat, a high-speed, powerful
craft with a Peterboro' hull.
South Fort George looks
good to Mr. Hood, and like all
the new business houses coming
in he located here, in the real
business section.
SKEENA RIVER
NAVIGATIOE
Advices recently received from
the Skeena river state that the
water on the upper river is
getting rather low, and it is be-
leived that in less than a month
tlie steamboat service will be
interfered with. So far the
sternwheelers have experienced
no difficulty in making the
trips up and down the river,
but if the water drops- much
more the vessels will be unable
to navigate.
There are but two sternwheelers operating on the
Skeena this year, the Inlander,
under charter to Foley Welch fa
Stewart, which connects a
Skeena River Crossing with the
three trains each week from
Prince Rupert, and the Port
Simpson, of the Hudson's Bay
Company, which makes connections on Wednesdays and
Saturdays.
The fare up the river from the
Crossing to Hazelton has qeen
reduced from $3 to $1.50.
By the time the river steamers are forced to terminate navigation on the Skeena it is
expected that the rails will be
almost into Hazelton. Steel has
been laid to Sealy, a few miles
from Hazelton, wliere a large
bridge is being built across b
high gulch at Sealy, which is
holding up the laying of the
steel.
BUY STEAMBOAT
Russel Peden returned from
a business visit to Quesnel this
week, after completing a deal
for the purchase of T. Marion's
steamer "Quesnel" for the Northern Lumber Company. The
company intends to enter into
the transportation business on
both the lower and upper rivers
for the balance of the season
after getting the boat in the
water.
PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER
South Fort George is to have
a public stenographer. A Vancouver typewriter artiste will
leave the coast for this point
at the end of the month-
Dan Carey, a brother of the
contractor of Simms, Carey &
Co., of St Paul, Minn., came
down from the Cache in a gas
boat this week to commence
work on a rock out at a point
about 15 miles up the Fraser,
known locally as "railway
crossing." There is a rock hill
on the east bank of tbe Fraser
at this point wliere Mr. Carey
will commence operations. In
the preliminary surveys it was
thought that the G. T. P.
would cross the Fraser at the
point mentioned, and cut across
northwest of here, but this was
later found impracticable, and
the surveys were run on down
the Fraser to the old Hudson
Bay pdst of Fort George, but
"railway crossing" retained its
title locally. Messrs Simms,
Carey & Co., are amongst the
largest sub-contractors on the
work between here and Tete
Jaune Cache.
The Grand Trunk Pacific have
inaugerated a tri-weekly through pessenger service from Edmonton to Fithhugh, 1,028
miles west of Winnipeg and
right in the heart of Jaspar
Park in the Rockies. This place
is about 430 miles east of here.
A tourist hotel, to be called
Chateau Nicette, will be built
immediately at Fitzhugh by the
Grand Trunk Pacific, who will
actively compete with the Canadian Pacific Railway for the
tourist business in the Rocky
Mountains.
An impromptu baseball game
between South Fort George and
the G. T. P. boys was played
here last Wednesday night. The
surveyors put it all over the
scratch team from this burg.
PliniNiTEM OVER
With ideal weather for tba
game, and a large crowd in attendance, the South Fort
George, and Fort George baseball teams opened the third
game in the Carney Challenge
Cup series on the South Fort
George diamond last Sunday
afternoon. Dr. Lazier umpired
the game.
The score' totalled 20 runs
to South Fort George to 7
for the Nechaco townsite team.
This great discrepancy between
the scores of the, two teams
indicates which way the cup
will go.
South Fort George has won
two games in the series, whilst
the Fort George team have one.
The latter team, however, claim,
another game by default, as the
home team could not play one
of the scheduled matches. If
this is allowed the games stand
two all. To win the cup lour
games must be won out of
seven.
Lasti Sunday's game was too
one sided to be very entertaining. Russel Walker, who was
pitching for the home team,
played a splendid game, finishing rather stronger than, his
work early in the game. Chas.
Brown was the biggest run-
getter, his score showing four
runs at the close of the match.
D. Andrews, who pitched for
the Nechaco team, played a
hard game.
The next game is scheduled
for Sunday next on the Fort
George ground at 3.30.
George McLaughlin, manager
of the Northern Lumber Company, will return from a visit
to the coast on Monday.
Ball game tomorrow.
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J. B. DANIELL, Editor.
iii all lund sub-divided into lots I stay in tha advertising bu««~
I of one acre or under if such of the Natural Resources be-
I land was Crown Granted later  curity    Company.    When that
than 1906. concern discontinued publishing
The townsite baloon in B. C.
lias not yet reached the bursting strain in its voyage. It is
still gracefully ascending, and
drifting over the bills and valleys absolute'y out of control.
It is time .somebody too't a
shot at the unweildy affair
and brought it down to earth,
and, considi ring that its course
has followed largely the remoter confines of that section
British    Columbia of which
A person does not have to be
a very deep student of the
times to appreciate the fact
that Canada, and particulary
'western Canada, is at present; 0
experiencing a land boom of a j tn0 ieagt [B known, it behooves
more pronounced and obvious j our legislative members for
nature than uny that have gon-> I tt)(>R(1 rpm„ter fields to get busy
before. In point of fact, Western I |md distinguish themselves.
Canada is experiencing its first, if legislation were passed to
real land boom. restrict the floatation of town-
Wiiflther this boom, for boom I ,,u.ns within   boundaries  justi-
it undoubtedly is, is on the ebb j ge(j \,y   ^ importance of the
or flow of its tide, is a matter circumstances   responsible   for
of opinion, but it is generally tlieir creati0n,   and the   statements issued in the advertising
material of the promoters were
conceded amongst the better
class of realty operators, who
are handling real estate as a
legitimuie business and not as
a lottery, that unless reactionary methods are adopted towards the great aggregation of
swindlng wild-cat operators,
the western Canadian land
boomsters will one of thesr>
days awaken to the fact that
that the bottom has fallen from
under their great game, in the
same manner as the patronage
will veer away from a gambling place after a player has
exposed the magnets on a
crooked roulette wheel, or discovered the marks on a deck of
cards.
lt is noticable, nowever, that
the wild   play is being moder-
to be confined by legal require
ment to a recounting of fact,
and conjecture and misrepresentation were eliminated, the
business of buying and selling
townsites would Be removed
from the hands of the gambling
element and placed on a solid
basis of legitimate enterpr'se in
which the investirg public
would have continued faith. As
it is the outside sub-division
market is rapidly approaching
a state of chaos, and the astute
wild-cat vendors with their fortunes amassed whilst the game
ran wide open, are ready at
any time to get into some new
easy-money business.
It would be   good law, well
ated. In Alberta laws have been calculated to protect the too
introduced, drafted for the pur- ; confidiD'g general public, were
pose ol coping   w.th the wild- j it t,n..ct(,cj th**.t every townsite
cat - * ..ii. ■
limi
prov
Night", one of Canada's foremost weekly reviews, has been
e or coping   w.m tne wuu- j it t,nact(,ci th,lt every townsite
townsite    problem on the j concern offering townsite prop-
tkss    field    of   the iran- ^.^ for salC) m,re required to
.•incus. 'Toronto   Saturday   incorporate    in their advertis-
featur'ng a great campaign
against the fierce me'.hods employed for promotion by th3
sub division fiend, and many
other papers are taking the
matter up as an i?sue. Against
these influences for reform in
the real estate market, are the
newspapers that accept with
avidity the enormous advertising patronage of the men that
deal ,-in the sub-division game.
These papers have to lend the
aid of their columns to the men
who pay them money to introduce through their prostituted
mediums the fraudulent) town-
site schemes they are launching.
Even in Great Britain thc reaction has set in. Certain in
fluential London pub'ications
have recently devoted a lot of
space to criticism of the Canadian real estate business. Amongst these are "Canada" and
the English edition of "World's
Work."
ln this province of British Columbia the laws offer less resistance to the townsite vendor
than anv other place on earth.
The B. C. Land Act, in conjunction with the Land Rigis*-
try Act afford no protection
whatsoever to the„prom<:t_'rs of
bona fide townsites poss >ssed of
valuable properties. There is
absolutely no limit to the
townsite business whatsoever.
If t^e whole of the province of
British Columlra were he'd under Crown Grant by individuals who were all ad iicted
with the townsite obsession,
there is no adequate law under
which the government could
prevent the whole of this vast
province from becoming one en-' £
ormous conglomerated mass of
townsites.
Then there is no minimum
to the size of the lot that may
be offered for sale, and no restrictions are placed upon thc
class of advertising under which
the townsite vendors may offer
their wares, end often the fact
has been boasted of in townsite
advertisments that the government of the province of British
Columbia were partners in the
chai, nnd this statement is in
porate
ments, plans of the property
drawn to a generous scale, and
showing thereon the juxtaposition of the property to a post
oflice in the nearest town legally entitled to incorporate as a
municipality.
Also that no advertised statements be allowed regarding the
location of railroad stations or
yards without the authority of
the railroad company referred
to.
The Land Registry Act
should prescribe a lot with a
minimum frontage of not less
than 33 feet with a depth of
at least 125 feet, and all adjacent subdivisions should be
made to conform to one scheme
of survey set forth by law.
The Fort George Tribune's
Percy-boy editor is racking his
spoonful of brain in an endeavor to dig up thought which he
may utilize in veiled attacks
upon the enemies of the "children of Ham." We would suggest
that he solicits the aid of some
of the townsite trusties—say
Carl Custer Cutler—or the man
of mystery, Peav i n e Cunningham wb.) makes a business of
travelling the mighty Fraser
river on the steamer "B. X,"
to induce the passengers to go
on past this town to the practical'joke up the Nechaco. Now
this business of soliciting on
the boats hii*s got to stop, and
unless it ceases very shortly
Tbe Herald will publish some
facts about the operations of
these river-boat townsite pimps
that will discount tbiir usefulness. Occasionally a reporter
from the Tribune's staff makes
the trip as official bunco-steerer
or the Fort George townsite,
for so obvious is the connection
between the Central Interior
Publishing Co., who^ose as thc
proprietors of the Tribune, and
the townsite promoter, that up
here no sustained effort is made
by thc printing gang to support the deception,. The personnel of the printing concern we
refer to is composed of the advertising manager and press
agent for the notorious promoter of tl*e   Port George town
,       . ,        .. ,,    ,site, and its   editor is.a small
refutable, as, by virtue of the 1 small noise in ft b* w|l0
Land Act the government have jig appointed t() the part ol the
a reconveyed   quarter   inter st        t The Tl*bune .g the main.
their "Bulletin of Information
the mailing list of that hot-air
pamphlet was    turned over to
swell that organ's "bona fide"
circulation.
Here's a h—1 of a state of affairs. Down in Chicago, where
most of the Dominion Stock
and Bond Corporation's town-
site of Fort Fras.r was sold,
an advertisment appeired in
the "Record Herald" stating
in effect, tbat the fact of the
Minister of Finance for the
province of British Columbia
being president of the vending
company, should be be considered a measure of guaranty for
the investment. Dick McBride
should take a hand here, and
prevent the reoccurance of such
fool statements. Hon. Price-
Ellison is doubtless unaware of
the use his name is being put
to, so we take this opportunity
of bringing this matter to his
attention.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
Notice is hereby given that the reserve existing on crown lands in the vicinity of Stuart River, situated in the
Cariboo district, notice of which.bearing
date December 17th, 1908, was published
in the British Columbia Gazette, dated
December, 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so
far as the same relates to the lands
surveyed as Lots llll, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 5380, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385,
5417, 5419, 5391, 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386,
5432, 6437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393.5394,
5395, 5396, 5397, 5421, 5424, 5403,5402,
5401, 5400, 5399, 5398, 5430, 5439,5429,
5404, 5405, 5406, 5407, 5408, 5409,5427,
5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413, 5390 and
5412, all in the Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the renerve
existing over Crown Lands tn the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing
dale February Uth, 1910, waa published in the
British Columbia Gautte, February 17th, 1910, is
cancelled, ie ao f ar as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 0261. 6232. 6253, 6264, 6266,
6266,6267,6268,6266,6272,6296, 6297, 6296, 6289, 6271,
6266, 6264, 6259, 6273, 6280, 6281. 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263,
6267, 6170,6290,6295, 6291, 6269. 6268, 6262, 6261, 6276,
6278, 6284, 6277,6276. 6286, 6286. 6287, 6288, 6292, 6293,
6294. 6296a. 6301, 6906, 6300, 6299, 6903, 6904, 6907. 6908,
6908a and 6906, all in the Cariboo District.
*    ROBERT A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Lands Department,
Victoria. CC. 12th June. 1912       I    jun22sepl4
WATER RIGHTS IN CARIBOO
The Board of Investigation under the
Water Act is prepared to receive
claims of persons having water rights.
Mr. C. H. Dunbar, of the Water Department, will prepare claims for holders of records, and for such purposes
will be at:
150-Mile House, Tuesday, 13th of
August.
Hanceville, Friday, 16th of August.
150-Mile House, Monday and Tuesday,
19th and 20th August.
Quesnel Forks, Friday tnd Saturday
mornings, 23d and 24th August.
150-Mile House, Monday and Tuesday
mornings, 26th and 27th August.
Soda Creek, Tuesday from 3 p.m.
27th August.
Barkerville, Friday and Saturday,
30th and 31st August.
Cottonwood, Monday, 2d September.
Quesnel, Tuesday p.m., Wednesday,
Thursday, Fridsy and Saturday mornings, 3d, 4th, 6th, 6th and 7th Sept.
Copies of water records, title papers
to land, and roughly drawn sketches of
the lands and streams affected should
t,e shown to Mr. Dunbar by persons
v/ish.ng to (tie claims.
J. F. ARMSTRONG,
Acting Comptroller of Water Rights. 1
Provincial Secretary's office, '
Victoria, July 31, 1911 aul0s7
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Our timber is cut high in the
hills, where the clear green
spruce and fir grows. It
makes superfine lumber.
Our mouldings iuclude anything listed in this line.
Our Merchandise    J
and groceries ti
are selected from the best f,
goods the market offers. K
A few of our exclusive lines'
Carhartt's Overalls
Hartt's Boots and Shoes
Campbell's Clothes
House of Hebberlin
TentB and Flies a specialty
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what you want on your trip.   We have made a life study of ^
4  this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal, j
'"  Call and talk the matter o\ er.   Any hour.   Any day. '
Building Material.   It will pay you to get our estimate on the material |)
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Creek within 40 hours if shipped by the Royal Mail
STEAMER "B, X,"
Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
—- 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 stopit 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    I PA     I TMITCn I Vancouver'
Cotton BUg. j til.,  LUUllLU I     BC
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens
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>.;. VICTORIA TIMES
Collingwood Schreiber, CM.
G C.E., the veteran consulting
railway engineer of the Dominion
government, is in the. city. He
has just arrived from Prince
Rupert, having made art inspection of the G.T.P. construction
work from the coast easterly for
two hundred miles. Although
Mr. Schreiber celebrated his
eightieth birthday last December,
he is as vigorous as many even
twenty years younger and still
makes arduous trips of inspection every year. When seen by
a Times representative last evening he was sitting in the Empress
hotel with his great grandson, .a
boy of seven or eight, years, on
his knee, who listened wide-eyed
to everything the distinguished
engineer had to say.
"I have just returned from
Prince Rupert and the interior
east of here," he remarked to
the Times man. "Prior to
coming to the Pacific coast I had
been over the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway work on the east
side of British Columbia with
B. B. Kelliher, the railway company's chief engineer, and Mr,
Welch, the head contractor.
"On the east side we found
the work making   very   satisfactory progress.      The   work
was practically in progress as far
west as Fort George.    In checking up the force employed  at
that end, I  found there were
about three thousand five hundred men working between Tete
Jaune Cache and Fort George,
and sixteen steam  shovels and
thirty-two locomotives with work
trains. Seven more steam shovels
were on the way down the Fraser
river irom Tete Jaune Cache at
that time-three weeks ago.
"When I reached the west end
1 was sorry to find that the I. W.
W. had forced many of the men
east of Prince Rupert to quit
work,  1 consider this a serious
matter for the working men of
the Dominion, and more especially of the province of   British
Columbia,     East   of    Prince
Rupert contractors had a couple
of weeks ago over 3,500 men at
work on the grade.   Local agitators in the employment of the
L W. W, commenced to force a
strike on the men.    They fixed
the date at July 20.'  For the
tew days preceding this date upwards of 1,500 men quit work-
evidence to me that the men did
notwanttomix up in the pro-
Posed strike, but were evidently
afraid of the lawlessness of the
^w- W.    All these men left
"■nee Rupert by boat for Vancouver,   Victoria   and   Seattle
before the strike was called.     •
'I was amazed at the erroneous and reckless statement I saw
Polished   in   the    Vancouver
World of Augusts to the effect
tjat there were 12,000 men on
8tr'l<e on the Grand Trunk Pacific
Wesj-of Edmonton, and that the
8ea bea<* at Prince Rupert was
crowded   with   2,000 " itrikers.
inere is no strike on the work
west of Edmonton.    There are
J°, strickers on the   beach   at
prince Rupert.    All who   left
JJ there previous to the date
™ the strike came south, and I
^nture to say now that there
e but few idle men in Prince
Kupert,
The contractors are shipping
"en on to the work almost daily.
12 have » force now of about
/wmen. Many of the previous
fpwoyees are returning daily,
have been for about sixty vears
ectnig railway construction in
th!?8,   Si"ce the inception  of
■5?i*w»d Trunk Pacific I have
A Occidental S
A       u QUESNEL K
4     Hotel b.c.     5
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a        r
AIL ORDER
A  Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
J2  Columbia.
m  New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
Ja  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
Continued on facie j
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.
Application for a Licence to Take
and Use Water
NOTICE is hereby given that I,
Francis Hoflercamp, of South Fort
George, B. C. will apply for a licence to take and use one cubic foot
per second of water out of Tan Creek
which flows in an easterly direction
through P. R. 1243 and empties into
Fraser River near middle of eastern
boundary of P. R. 1243. The water
will be diverted at its source in Lot
820 and will be used for irrigation
purposes on the land described as
Pre-emption Record No. 1243.
THIS NOTICE was posted on the
ground on the 15th day of July 1912.
The application will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder or with
tbe Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
FRANCIS HOFFERCAMP.
•   Applicant.
IN THE MATTER of the Companies
Act; and IN THE MATTER of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited, will
at the expiration of one month from
the first publication hereof apply to the
Registrar of Companies for approval of
change of name from Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited, to "The Northern
Lumber    &    Mercantile     Company,
Limited."
Dated this 4th day of May, 1912.
E. J. AVISON,
Quesnel, B.C,
Solicitor for Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT.
District of Cariboo.
Take notice that Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy, of South Fort George,
B.C., manager, intends :to apply tor
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
Northwest corner of Lot 4201 and
marked C. McElroy's Northeast corner,
thence south 10 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence north 80 chains more or
less to the Nechaco River, thence following the said river southeasterly to
the point of commencement and containing 140 acres more or less.
Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy.
May 6th, 1912. ju!20
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-lst, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m. -
Rev. R. H. Isaac. Williams, Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sun-
' day evening at 7.30. C. M. Wright,
Minister.
METHODIST CHURCH - South
Fort George—Service will be
held every Sunday morning in
the Maple Leaf Theatre at 11
o'clock.   T. Griffiths, pastor.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhaoging
South Fort George : B.C.
1 am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
ON ISO ACRES OF.
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
N. C. Jorgensen.
P.O. Bai21. Swtk F«rt Geme, B.C,
P.A.Landby J.H. McGregor J.F.Templeton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Colambla   Land   Sarrej-ora
Lund Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street. VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 152, Phone 684.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE, B. C.
A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
S
g Doyoucontemplateg
BUILDING?       ►<
Then investigate our workmanship and  B
got our estimates |S
8       DANFORTH ft M'lNNIS      8
JJ Contractors i Hamilton and  ft
A and Builders I First -.treets    fc
ik^r/3t*5^^3R^&^^^^IW^><iTA^& ^K A
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       50 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Fort George. B.C. Victoria, B.C.   „
F. P. Burden, Mgr.    „    F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Cnl Euiutn, Duniiitil B. C. Luj Swvtrori
Surveys ot Landa, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
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 A, Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street 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 saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
(T
LEY & WIGGINS
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident end Life Insurance.
TWO SECTIONS of choice land in the Salmon River valley. Price,
per acre     -     -     -     ••     -, $1*
575 ACRES of land suitable for subdivision. Only one mile from
town.   Price, per acre      -     -     -     -     -     -     •     9SS
TEN-ACRE Garden Tract, close in. Per acre -. - - $150
Terms on this 1-4 cash, 6, 12, 18 months at 6 per cent.
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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o Roberts, Jones & Willson
EDWARD ROIHBJhtor Mfc.     E. E. JOKES.     1 J. SttWYH-WIUSOH, Aaftv.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable tm bt*.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. tofcj^aa*
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "E R I N" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Anaoe, South Fort George: Central Amine, Fort George, B. C
r
AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
=^
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.O.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.60 and 98
Monthly and weekly rates oa ap-
plication
Beat of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, >*•>.
J
McGaghran & thorne
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
FOURTH STREET
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
■iturHfti ifaTirl irmiamfln-inrifci
^ifcuimfDirf'11""""""""""''—i|" ni' i '—mui D il
fi,|
made biennial trips over it, taking
my meals at contractors' camps,
etc,, at the table with the
working men. I am quite familiar with the arrangement
Foley, Welch and Stewart have
in force for taking care of their
men. It is the best that I have
seen in my long experience. I
am informed they pay $3 per
day for common labor. The
hygiene of there camp has been
examined and approved by the
authorized government officials.
1 eat at there camps in preference to many country hotels.
They have a well-organized
medical service. I am informed
that any man can get his pay at
a moment's notice. It is tco bad
that a national undertaking that
means so much for Canada and
British Columbia should, be
delayed by irresponsible agitators. 1 km going east now and
will be out in a few months
again."
GISCOMB PORTAGE is the natural
outfitting point for the
Peace River Country
At Giscomb Portage we have a large stock of general merchandise, carefully selected to fill all the re<iuirements ot the
traveller ,
Our store is the logical supply point for pre-emptors ana
others located up the river. All steamboats call at our landing
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DELIVERING FREIGHT
IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. You can consign your
freight to us at South Fort George and we will deliver at tort
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace Riqer
CANOES AND BOATS FORSALE
SEABACH & HUBLE K«.crs
I
Travellers and Shippers to FOI*t GeOFge
and New British Columbia I
IMfOHTAM
The intelligent disbursement of j
fi money for your daily needs is as I
A great a power towards success as I
\ money-earning ability jj
The following figures were
given to us this woe'i us the
tare paid by a Swede who travelled second clttss from Edmonton to South Fort George: The
first class fare, h<3 said, is more
than double these figures:
Edmonton to
Fitzhugh  §8.25
Fitzhugh to Tete
Jaune Cache    2.75
Tete Jaune (.'ache
to Mile ICO  2.00
Mile 160 to Grand
Canyon  8.00
Mr. P. A. Landry, of the firm
of Gore & MrGregor, came to
town this week for medical attention. Pete has cut his tinges
severely with in axe, whilst he
was opening a can of jam on
the survey.
Walter Crocker, at one time a
pressman on The Herald, but
now a rancher on the Willow,
came to town this week with
his partner, "Rusty" Campbell.
Mr. Crocker states that th3
crops ure looking fine.
A most enjoyable little poker
party was given by Mr. J. F.
Templeton, last Saturday evening. A large number of gentlemen enjoyed a very plesunt session of the greatest game invented since Cleopatra and
Murk Anthony accidentally discovered the immortal game of
black-jack, whilst they told
each other's fortunes on the
lower rungs of the great pyr-
imid, years and years ago. The
evening was enlivened by a few
clever monologues by Mr. Mackay nnd others. We are pleased
to say thnt we came out uhead
of the giwiie.
James Christie, one of the old
timers here* who has been away
from thes. parts for several
years past, was amongst the
arrivals on Wednesday's boat.
Mr. Christie is going into the
He,ar Itiver country with Francis llepbirn, a coal expert
from Vancouver, to report on
the coal basin on Une Hear.
A Vancouver paper sta'.es
that the government ure going
to spend 4550,000 on go\ ernment
buildings down at Quesnel. If
the promoters of the West Quesnel townsite know how to work
it they muy get tb.:. buildings
half-wuy. They would look well
on piles in the middle of the
river,. Buy a dr'nk someone—
we're sick.
A hydr graphic survey party
under Government Engineer
Fergusson, arrived here on Wednesday, in connection with the
conservation and e suitable
distribution of water.
Malcolm McNevin, the road
superintendent, for this district,
arrived in town lasl, night from
one of his inspection tours.
Travel in comfort and safety via the Steamer "CMlcottn" the only
oak-ribbed steamer on the route; and consign your goods to the care of
the "Chilcotin" at Soda Creek, they will be carefully transported .to
their destination.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ld.
The Pioneer Operator of Steamboats and Manufacturers of
Lumber on the Upper Fraser and Tributaries.
The Auto Transit Company
Agents at ASHCROFT, B.C.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves      Hot air Furnaces, etc.
LASELLE AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
'Ait,
Beef, Mutton p
S and Veal
Wholesale and Retail
I Tie B.C. MEAT MARKET i
A FORT GEORGE
AND        SOUTH FORT GEORGE B
WANTED
Man and wife'to work on ranch at
Willow River. Man to do general
farm work. Woman to cook for 3 or
4 men. Good house and complete
kitchen. Reply to Dr. Evans, Hotel
Northern, South Fort George.       agio
LIQUOR ACT, 1910
(Section 35.)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
27th day of August next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the grant of a
licence for thc sale of liquor by retail
in and upon the premises known as the
Empress Hotel, situate at South Fort
George, B.C., upon the lands described
as Lots IB and 16, Block 10, D.L. 934.
Dated this 27th day of July, 1912.
GEORGE WARCUP,
Applicant.
FOUND—Stray horse about one
week ago. Grey and white face. No
brands, owner can have same by
paying expenses.
GKORGE HAAS.
(For information see milkman in
town.)
South Fort George, Aug. 3, 1912.
ODDFELLOWS
The local lodge of the Independent Order of Oddfellows,
held a banquet in Thorne & Mc-
Gaghren's hajl last Wednesday,
the occasion be'ng the opening
of their new hall, over Burche's
splendid pool hall.
The Fort George and Alberta
Telephone Company have been
erecting poles and stringing
wire in town this week for tike
line to Grand Canyon. This* line
is intended to connect with the
wires from Alberta. It is now
strung aboat eleven miles up
the river. 8
Sten Lund, one of the large
.sub-contractors   from up-river,
' arrived in town yesterday from
his camp accompanied Ly Mrs,
i Lund and their son**
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Gall
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Prescriptions i
Specially
Fort George
Drug Co.
NEWB00Ky^.tei
large shipment just received
Toilet aHlrals, Patent Medicines,
Magazines. Booka, Stationery.
, Toilet Articles, Druggists' Sundries
TU£_
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
1% *
toi-vN
T^-rrT'   pr
We select our goods with care, 1
and sell on the low-profit rapid-sale |
principle |
WE WANT TO SHOW YOU
1 Close & Brown Co., ltd. |
|| GENERAL MERCHANTS \
jj Lasalle and Second Street Soutii Fort George, B.C. l
fc*3W3!5*»W3K*W#**1^3K3K\WiWvw!15c*F!v *W>3I5 <^3£v95<S£-*A£9S<*^<!!K<Wc-9^f
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars      [ 1912
Bank of British North America
Tour money Is safer in the Bank than in your house or in your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH;
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGER
Establish a Credit for Yourself
A careful man, with a systematic savings account, will in time of need receive
greater consideration from his banker than the man who lives up to his income.
If you have not already done so, open a systematic savings account with this
Bank. $10 deposited monthly will, at 3 per cent interest, compounded half-
yearly, within 10 years amount to nearly $1400.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS
$6,650,000
•1 Open* an
Account
TOTAL ASSETS
$
THE TRADERS BANK
H. C. Seaman, Manager
South Fort George, B.C.
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
Head Office!
VANCOUVER. B. C.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED • • •3,000.000
DIRECTORS;
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFecly Sl Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B.  C.
I. W. SHATFCRD Esq., M. L. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W.  FATEUSON,  Lieutenant-Governor liritish Columbia.
M.   M.   CARLIN,
Onn/tnllst. Victoria, B.C.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C.  S. DOUGLAS Esq.
Robert Kennedy,   New Westmin-
J. A, MITCHELL. Esq.. Capitalist,
Vlotorla, B. O. _       ,
E. H. HEAPS, Esq.. E. H. Heaps *
Co.. Lumber and Timber: President
Columhin Trust Co.. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.
J. A. HARVEY. Esq.. K.C, formwlT
oTcranbrook,  B.C.. Vancouver, B.L.
iTV. Shatpord, General M'gr.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F. LIPSCOMB, Manager.
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adbs
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bide, Vancoaver.B-
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
61,500,000.
PAID-UP CAPITAL,
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