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VOL. 3, NO. 28.
Mr b, j. Chamberlin, pr.sdentof
the Grand Trunk Pacific snd Grand
Trunk Railways, will start, accompanied by the chief engineer, on an
official tour of the system, goijw to
Chicago and on to .Winnipeg. The
president will then proceed over th9
Grand Trunk Pacific as far as the
end of the track, away up in the
,-ockies, leaving the Inspection of the
pacific coast section to later in the
During an interview Mr. Chamberlin made tbe following announcements:
Unless labor difficulties prevent it
the Grand Trunk Pacific's rails will
be laid from Fort William to Piinee
Rupert by the end of next y:ar. One
year later a friendly company will
have completed the Vancouver branch
Irom Fort George down the Praaer
to British Columbia's present chief
seaport, while Mr. J. D. McArthur,
at the head of another friendly company, will have reached the Peace
River country, about 350 miles from
Edmonton, Alberta.
One year after Montreal and Prince
Rupert are united'by the Grand
Trunk Pacilic Company's rails, or aa
noon as conditions for carrying
through freight are perfected, a
Orand Trunk Pacific steamship service will be established between
Prince Rupert and a port in the
President Chamberlin says that
ship masters assure him that sailing
from Prince Rupert about two days
will be saved against the Vancouver
With these important announcements, the president of the G. T. P.
said tbat the elevator facilities
would be especially perfected by the
time the road is completed between
the two oceans. For instance, they
have elevator accommodation at
Port William at the present time for
3,500,000 bushels, and this would be
Increased to six million bushels by
This led Mr. Chamberlin to make
an estimate of tbe amount of grain
they would probably haul out of the
Prairie country this year.
"The country served by our rail-
»«y system," he said, "is comiar-
aUvely new, but it is increasing by
■tape and bounds, and against 18.-
000,000 bushels brought out last year
lie believed that the figure this year
*ould be nearer thirty millions.
"1 think it will be fair to state,"
>>« added, "that ninety per cent of
tin- land along our main line from
My milea east of the )lty of Winnipeg to the foothills of the Rock-it a is
Rood wheat-growing soil, and when
Be say that this strip Is twenty
""lies on each aide of the railway,
"m may form some idea of the
'Mure of the West and especially aa
to the traffic producing qualities of
"•» territory along the Grand Trunk
Pm1i1c 'or a good deal over a thousand milos.
Speaking of the crop, Mr. Cham-
berlIn fiald that, although he had
"ot received late intelligence, lie was
"evinced that with good w.ather
c°n*litions, the crop for 1912 should
"ach at least 250,000.000 bushels. As
» matter of fact, the crop last year
<« not Jail much short of the figure
3u«t given. He hoped that last year'i
w«ther experiences would not be re-
^*ted ln the western provinces. The
father alone and not the railway*
"8 the cause of tb* undue -quantity
"wheat left in the country.
-.,' Ch»mberlin said he bud Men
""owing the cement controveray a«d
JJ «l«imed that the blame could not
»id on the back of tbe railways.
*-,', *. matt« of fact tbe Orand
LT Pm1»* h»d Plenty of cBi», end
J8 though tha c. P. R. ana tbe Cm
« Northern could gay the same
■8. the trouble being tbe lack of
to speak in the most optimistic
manner as to the completion of the
main line to Prince Rupert. E.ery
section is now under contract, and
unless undue labor conditions prevail, Montreal and Prince Rapert will
be linked up by the rails of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway by
tbe close of next year, and the
Stewart Company, a friendly concern, will have the Vancouver branch
finished a year later.
Mr. Chamberlin referred to the
railway being built into tbe Grand
Prairie or Peace River country, 350
miles from Edmonton, saying that
although he had never been up there
he had discussed the question with
many people, who declared that it
is really as good a wheat country
as tbe province of Saskatchewan,
while some say that it is really superior. In any case, tbe railway when
completed would have one of the
finest traffic producing countries in
tbe world to draw its revenues from.
The president was also in a very
optimistic vein while discussing ,the
coal areas being opened up by
branches now being built and almost
completed by the railway, over
which he presides. The Yellow Head
or the O'Brien property is now shipping; tbe Jasper Park Company wil
be shipping In the near future; the
Pacific Pass Company the 15th of
next month, and the fourth, or tbe
Mountain Pass Company about November. All these mines have been
developed by the construction of tbe
Grand Trunk Pacific, and the several
properties contain billions of tons ot
the best coal. One of the spurs is
forty miles long, and tbe others less
but' all are situated some distance
west' of Edmonton and are now
about connected with the markets of
the world and will enter into the
coal consumption of western Canada.
Mr. Chamberlin is of the opinion
that the Grand Trunk Pacific has
been exceedingly fortuna'e in securing the services of Mr. Donaldson as
vice-president and general raanag r
West of the great laV.es. "He does
not make much noise," said the president, "but is a very able man and
I think he will make a record amongst the big railway men who have
been operating in the west." Later
on, said Mr. Chamberlin, as the railway grows, another manager will be
appointed down here as well aa for
tbe Atlantic division, but at present
he would look after matters himself.
In conclusion, Mr. Chamberlin
stated tbat the company bad askel
tenders for a new hotel which they
will build on a beautiful locality in
the city of Edmonton, overlooking
the river Saskatchewan, along which
a beautiful terrace would be constructed. He expected that work
would be started this month, although tbe question of material has
to he decided upon. The new hotel
to be erected by the G. T. P. in the
Alberta capital will have three hundred rooms.
est vessel on the lower run, and can
handle a very large cargo. Captain
Foster, her commander, is an old-
timer on the Fraser River.
' ne repeated,   was the (trouble
Thi-.   tMMIM**>4aUoii on th* taken.
*•• through.
,*[• 0h»mberUn   baa Just received
•>o« th. wtst which lead* bin
The Steamer Chilcotin, owned by
the Fort George Lumber and Trading
Company Ltd:, left for tbe Grand
canyon late last week to bring down
a load of contractor's supplies. The
Chilcotin loaded ninety tons of
freight for contractor Collander at
tbe mouth of Willow River, and
brought the load through (Jfscpmbs
Rapids without mishap, This, ig tb|
largest load tbat has yet been bandied on the down river run,
The Chilcotin was built by N. S.
Clark for the defunct Fort George
Lumber and Navigation Company,
whit* wa* taken ov#r by the present
strong concern, which ig pwfted by
the J, J), McArthur Construction
Company, of Winnipeg. Although
faulty construction has Attracted
from th* speed qua'ities of the Chilcotin, the vessel haa bten performing
a tteady and reliable service, having
South Fort George as its headquarters, Tht Chilcotin is tht long-
It appears probable tbat another
deplorable townsite war is to be
launched upon the pu' lie, th* stene
of battle, this time, being Fraser
At Fraser Lake there are two
townsites, one of which goes to preBs
bearing tbe name "Fort Fraser", the
other "Fraser Lake." The former
sub-division is located at a bend ln
the Nechaco River near the outlet of
a short natural canal that discharges
the waters of Fraser Lake into tbe
Nechaco River. The lake lies a few
hundred yards to the west. This
townsite is of considerable area. It
is being sold by a Vancouver firm
called the Dominion Stock and Bond
Corporation, with offices in the
Winch Building, Vancouver. We know
of land that immediately borders
their townsite, that was offered' a
few weeks ago for 1100 an acre and
not sold. The Dominion Stock and
Bond Corporation is undoubtedly an
influential concern. At least ona cabinet minister in Victoria is interast-
cd in its flotations, and in Vancouver some prominent business men
and members of the legal profession
are engrossed in the concern's operations. There has been considerable
controversy over the matter of a
station location on the townsite, and
the railway commission dealt with
the matter by stating tbat in the
event of the G. T. P. .not providing
a station, when the time came the
commission would see what might
be done to help matters,
Some miles to the west on the
south shore of Fraser Lake tbe town-
site of "Fraser Lake" looms up.
This townsite was placed on the
market by the Winnipeg realty firm
of McMillan St. Vollans. The Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway have accepted
this location as their official town-
site, and a communication to this
effect, signed by G. U. Ryley, Land
Commissioner for the G. T. P. Railway Company, is embodied in the
advertising of the selling agents. In
Vancouver and Victoria the property
is being bandied by the British American Trust Company.
Very little development work has
been done by either ot the promoting
concerns so far, but we note tbat on
the Grand Trunk Pacific site five per
cent of the aggregated lot tales is
being donated by the company for
townsite improvements under the
direction of the first Board of Trade
formed there.
It has now been found nece tary to
locate a government' office somewhere ln tht Fraser Lake country,
and a contractor' leaves here on
Monday to commence tbe erection of
these buildings on the townsite of
Fort Fraser, tbe creation of the Dominion Stock and Bond Corporation,
with which goes the goodwill, and
presumably tbe influence of tbe cabinet minister before relerred to.
Apparently tbe official townsite ot
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway hat
not got a look in. It rather remlndt
us of tbe scrap tor tbe government
buildings that took place here a year
or so ago, when a scheming town-
site promoter almost succeeded in
landing the Fort Gcprge government
pffigee. away p(| in the wpod* to help
out his promotion, and did in (act
issue literature claiming tbe location
ol tbe buildings on his property in
the brief space of time that elapsed
before public Indignation stopped the
outrageous proceedings.
Not knowing the exeat trend of
development tX Fraser Lake today
we hesitate to condemn the government's action ln the pretent instar ce
but from a fair average knowledge of
the situation the writer faila to appreciate the motives wblcb have impelled tbe government ln their choice
of a location. As a matter ot public
policy it behooves the government lo
place the establishments of their district representatives at points convenient to the exigencies ot the general trend of travel along natural
routes. It would therefore appear
feasible that the location of the offices at Fraser Lake should be at some
point best calculated to be the centre
of interest for the longest period,
and what point can compare with
the official townsite of the railroad
company that is responsible by the
development which is preceeding it,
for the very conditions which render
tbe establishment of a government
agency in such a district necessary.
Even if the offices to be immediately erected are of a purely
temporary character this does not
necessitate their location at a point
the importance of which is of a purely speculative character.
It appears to us that every corporation and real estate concern that
can take advantage ot the incomplete state of the railroad company's
organization in the new country that
it is opening up, are doing so without regard for tbe effect that tuch a
policy will have upon the luckless Individuals who put their good money
into the promoter's schemes, to be
ultimately left to work out tbelr
own salvation. People Investing in
this country will do well to remember that money Invested ln concerns
which are antagonistic to the G. T.
P. is money invested with people
who art Juggling circumstances tor
the purpose ot personal gain. These
promoters are being crowded into a
smaller compass every day as the
end of steel advances from east and
west, and the real, materalized creation ot progress comes into Ut own.
• The steamer B. C. Express returned from her initial trip up river on
Monday last, completing tbe two
hundred mile Journey and handling a
large quantity ot freight in two and
a half days. Tbe new steamboat
negotiated the lower Grand Canyon
without any difficulty. She tteamed
through the whirlpool and up into
the lake that divides the canyon In
two without the aid of any lines.
A considerable party of business
men from this place made the trip
to the canyon, and all express delight with the showing made by tht
latest addition to tbe river fleet. Mr.
Charles Miller ot Toronto, principal
owner of the British Columbia Express Company was on board. Mr.
Miller is very well pleasted witb the
new boat.
Considerable time waa taken up on
tbe Journey in measuring tht wood
that has been ent for tbe company's
boat* between here and the canyon,
or tbe boat would nave made even
better time. Arriving at the Grand
Canyon the B, C, Express proceeded
to load a oargo of supplies for a subcontractor who it working at tht
moutb of Willow Rivtr. Tbis load,
whioh aggregated about sixty-five
tons, was drawn trom the great
warehouses which the contractors
have erected at the foot of the first
or upper canyon. These warehouses
are being filled with supplies brought
down from the headquarters camp
at Tete Jaune Cache by the contractors' steamboats the Distributor
and Carrier, These boati de not attempt th« navigation of the upper
canyon, which has never yet been
negotiated by a heavy tonnage
steamboat. The freight is landed Immediately abo,-e the eanyoi aud Is
portaged round the bad water ln
waggons to the lake which divldea
the upper from the lower canyons.
This portage road is about halt a
mile In length.
Manager West, of the British Columbia Express Company, states tbat
the new boat will not run on any
particular routes or schedule. She
will engage in traffic on tht river
wherever circumstances Justify. It Is
anticipated, however, tbat when
through freight may bt bandied over
The steamer Distributor, owned by
Foley Welch ft Stewart, engaged ln
distributing contractor's tuppliea on
tbe upper Fraser river, waa disabled
in the Goat river rapids laat week,
according to advices brought here by
the steamer B. C. Express early in
the week. It appears tbat tbe big
freight boat struck a rock sideways
whilst running the dangerous rapids
below the moutb ot Goat River, and
punctured her hull. Tbe hog chaina,
which support the frame of tbe ttern-
wheel vessel, parted at tbe Impact,
throwing the vessel out of ber lines
and practically breaking ber back.
In order to save the boat trom total
destruction the whole cargo was Jettisoned. One hundred and twenty five
tons of freight were thrown into the
fraser river. The horses wblcb were
on board were thrown overboard and
compelled to swim ashort when thty
were looked after. A considerable
portion ot the freight floated down
stream and was recovered at points
below the scene of the accident, but
all tools and heavy material was
lost. After the Distributor was
lightened she was manouvered out ot
ber dangerous position by Captain
Myers, and patched up temporarily,
and was then able to proceed back
to Tete Jaune Cache where Foley,
Welch A Stewart have a force ot
tblp carpentert in readinest for aucb
Tht damage will bt rtpairtd in a
few days at Tete Jaune Cache, and
the boat will resume operatlona.
Contractor collander, who will
construct the grade through the
Eagle Lake cut-oil trom the moutb
of Willow River, received a shipment
of 30 tons of steel rails which will
be laid down tor the "dinky" engines
which will shortly be handling
tiny trains ot earth-laden cart on
hit contract. Then rails came down
river on the Steamer B. O. Express
when tbat vessel ran tbe Olacombe
rapids with a load of freight tor the
first time in tbe annals ot steam-
boating on the upper Fraaer, last
An Edmonton real estate operator
who is visiting the city, la selling
acreage aeroas the Fraser river here
to the people of Alberta for $350 an
acre. Tht highest price yet paid for
acreage was realised ln the aalt of
several acrci of Jat. Bird's land behind the Hudton Bay Oompany't property for $1600 an acre.
Every indication points to a very
busy winter* season thin year. All
the mercantile houses are ordering
heavily. The contractors will have
gangs working on tbe grade all tbe
winter, and a lot ot work will be
done in preparation for tbe rueb ot
construction work at lte height next
Steamboat men tell ue that tha
water le getting low in tbe Fraaer
River, but the recent ratna will help
to raise tht ltvel again.
The baseball match scheduled to take
place this afternoon, being tho tecond
game in the aeries for tha Carney
Challenge cup, hu been postponed in-
The Steamer B.C. Express returned
to port just before going to press.
She was unable to navigate the Nechaco River further than the White
Mud Rapids, at this stage of the water.
tbe G. T. P. steel from Edmonton to
Tete Jaune Cache, that tht B. C.
Express will run on a schedule that
will give reliable through communication from the Albertan capital and
tbla place.
The B. C. Express left here again
on Tuesday hound for Grand Canyon
where she will load contractors supplies to be distributed at certain
point* along the Nechaco Rlvtr, and,
tbt will endeavor to navigate tbe
latter stream to Fraser Lake.
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Devoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
J. B. DANIELL,. Editor.
John A. Fraser, active member Ior
Cariboo, is a martyr to the caime o(
liberty. He must have done something to offend the corrector of destinies who hovers in tbe shadow of
the Fort George Tribune's brand new
preBS, and censures tbe matter whli-h
pusses beneath its cylli.de: s. lVrhai h
be spat in the oorrector'B face -a
thing any respectable man might do
without outraging Ids own shinu ot
decency—(or the Nechaco townBite
organ continues In a vain (manner to
try and impress ils readers with un
idea that John A. Fraser is a dolt
and a luRgurd; a man to whom progress and prosperity are as gall and
wormwood, for dotB he not turn
aside from the blandishments ot tbe
great corrupt organisation of which
the Fort George Tribune is surely
the voice.
Tlie    Tribune    takes tbe attitude
that by the visit of the Hon. W. R.
Ross, Minister ot Lands, to this district,   tlie    Fort    George    country
reaches Its    emancipation from the
wicked scheme    of John    Anderson
Fraser to cloak the greatness of the
Fort George country in a shroud of
darkness.   Why    our active   member
should do this   thing our contemporary does not venture to explain,
but it makes   fairly plain the fact
tbat it, or its boss, is peeved With
John    Anderson   Fraser,    M. P. P.
To whisper a homely truth into your
ear, dear reader, and to use a popular    expression,   the    Tribune   is
trying to "bull" Mr. Ross, but if it
could exhibit near-human intelligence
lt would appreciate the fact that it
was dealing   with a    very big and
capable person when it fawns upon
W. Roderick Ross—who, by the way,
is a clever politician.
As for the effect of the reiterated
abuse to which Mr. Fraaer is subjected in the Fort George Tribune,
he may Bhake hands witb himself
and murmer, sotto voce, "I AM
The law of compensation should
be introduced tor amendment, That
cyclone that tore the heart out ot
Regina the other day, and littered
tbe ruins o( that fair city with
bruised and mangled corpses, could
have twisted itself into knots around
nine-tenths of the Nechaco River
townsites without killing anything
bigger than a chlpmonk.
The successful navigation ol the
Giscombe Rapids and grand canyon
tbis week by tbe large steamboats,
marks an epoch in tbe birth ot tbe
new transportation regime. For tbe
first time in history a cargo of merchandise came alongside of the
South Fort George dock this week
bearing! tbe marks ot Edmonton
shippers. True, the cargo was contractors supplies, shipped over steel
tbat is exclusively for the use of the
contractors, yet It toretells the
route of the future.
There arrived on tbe boat tbis
week a lady and ber two daughters.
Borne unscrupulous real estate outfit
in Vancouver had told tbem that
Fort George was a city-of several
thousand people. It was their inten
tion to start a boarding house there.
Tbe cruel deception ot tbe cur who
lied to them only became apparent
after they had arrived here. They
left on the next boat. This Is the
sort of Incident that supplies the
avid knockers along the Cariboo
road witb material.
We have received a sample of the
produce of the Mud River valley.
These samples consist ot bar'ey four
feet in height, oats that would be a
credit to any farm in the world, and
other produce trom the gardens. We
know little ot agriculture, but the
eamples brought ln certainly compare
favorably with anything we have
ever seen.
Tbe promoters of the Barkerville
and Willow River Railroad expect to
commence active work on the construction ot their line early next
year, according to latent reports.
There are a great number of town-
site properties on the market in the
land adjoining the lndiun Reservation
here.   Most of the subdivided properties are owned, sold by or controlled by
the Natural Resources Security Company, Limited,  of Vancouver.    Their
properties comprise Lots 777, 1430, 936,
1429/ 937,  938,  HG08,  2610  and 2507.
The South Fort George townsite, the
business and residential centre of the
diatrict, is situated on Lots 933 and
934.   The Hudson's Bay property and
Lots 931 and   932,   generally known
as the "Bird Additiou" are not as
yet on the market.    The area subdivided, and either    owned or sold
on the profit   sharing   Plan by the
Natural    Resources   Security    Company Ltd.,  totals about 1800 acres.
This concern    has   been  responsible
for   such   development    as  may  be
found today on a small portion ot
Lot 938,  the smallest ol their subdivisions.   Their     townsites  are  located on a high jack-pine  Hut. Tbe
Boll is gravelly, and, generally speaking, will  uot produce domestic vegetation.  There are uo  wells on  the
townsite,  owing  to  its heiKlit,  and
water   must be     brought (rom the
river. The South Fort George town-
site is a very much smaller area, lt
totals about 150 acres, and is situated  on tbe lower benches - ot  the
Fraser River, which is navigated by
tbe largest   steamboats   throughout
the open season. Tbe Nechaco River
townsites are not regular  ports of
call, as   owing to   the difficulty in
navigating the Nechaco river except
in high water, the boats do not call
there unless paid to do so. Lots iu
some sub-divisions of the Natural Resources Security   Company   Limited
have not increased in value to any
material degree during the past three
years.   Their    initial    sub-divisions
ar* as yet quite indeveloped. South
Fort George is a good live town. It
has been largely    built up and developed by tbe pioneer element, who
settled on the    site as soon as   it
was placed on the market. Tbe Late
John Houston, the veteran frontier
newspaperman, established his paper
at South Fort George in its earliest
days. Tbe town contains over two-
thirds ot the entire population ot all
the inhabited townsites. It has two
banks,  the    Bank of British Nortb
America and tbe   Trader's Bank of
Canada,   two    sawmills,   tin shop,
three large general   stores, a large
theatre, a newspaper issued by tbe
pioneer   publishers of    the Cariboo
district, a licenced hotel, pool hall,
bakers, confectioners, two churches,
drug store and restaurants. It is lhe
terminus of    the   British Columbia
Express Company's mail steamboats
and stage line. It Ib tbe headquarters
of the Fort    George   Trading    and
Lumber   Company's  steamboat and
sawmilling   operations.    The  headquarters of the Northern Lumber Co.
merchants and    sawmill   operators,
it is close proximity to the Government buildings,   and is situated in
such   manner    that   the    main development of the Indian Reservation
will benefit   it more    directly than
any other sites. Tbe railways tbat
are to be built trom the south must
of necessity follow the Fraser River
shoreline in order to secure a water
grade, and will form a junction with
the main Une of the G. T. P. near
tbe east end of the Indian Reserve.
Acreage   close to    the South Fort
George townsite is   changing hands
every day ior large figures. The land
comprising th*   South Fort George
townsite, and   all tbe Fraser River
properties   is of   excellent   quality,
covered with a light growth of poplar with scattered firs.
The foregoing resume ot tbe town-
sites here will give the reader some
Idea ot tbe respective merits ol both
townsites. The Fort George Herald
has no affiliations with either of the
exploiting companies whose interests appeaf to be opposed. Those
who hav* invested in South Fort
George property, not too far back
from tbe river, may rest assured
that they have excellent value tor
the money they have invested, owing
to tbe rapid growth ot development
created by Independent initative, If
tbey desire to sell they should list
their properties with one ot the
local realty operators, who are constantly recording handsome profits
for investors. Lots in the townsites
of tbe Natural Resources .Security
Company depend for tbelr value un
their proximity to that portion of
their property along the waterfront
at which they are trying to centralize their development. At tbat point
the townsite company Is putting up
a number of buildings, and are trying
in every way to start a trend of
development, having their business
centre for its radiating point. Tbis
will hardly be accomplished to any
satisfactory degree for the large
majority on their gitea, for a long
time to come. We advise no one to
purchase on the strength of tbeir advertised statements, intending Investors ln any sub-divisions here
should bear in mind that the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Company's
townsite will add about one thousand acres more townsite property
to tbe combined area offered for
habitation. Tbe market has been
dangerously Hooded already, and
bearing this in mind the careful investor will not venture his funds in
any townsite that can not actually
claim the active and independent
development that signifies the approval oi tbe people on the ground.
Unless they can invest in a townsite
tbat Is being developed and increased in value by independent enterprise, they bad better await the
sale of the    G. T. P. property or
buy in or near the business centre
6t the district.
Intending settlerB   cau obtain lbu
acres of laud by pre-emption. There
are large    tracts of   laud open lor
alienation by pre-emption    only, in
this district. Tbe land is capable ot
raising   good crops   of garden produce, hay, oats, and practically anything but truit, which has not so far
proved   a  success up    here,  should
maintain that    this district should
not be regarded as a fruit growing
country until thnt brauch ot culture
bus been   properly     tested.  This is
nuturally  u mixed [arming country.
Wild  berries,   however,     are   tound
throughout the   whole   northern interior country, as far north as tbe
Peace River Plateaux. Wngon roads
are. being built into the surrounding
country, und progress will be made
on such public workB, as future circumstances demand. The Fruser and
Nechaco Rivers utlord transportation
to their tributary valleys, the Fruser
particulary,  beiug navigable for 160
| miles south and Ulo miles north ol
j this point. We believe tbat tbe best
i way to secure a   good pre-emption
I is   liy   engaging  the  services  ot  one
I of the reliable locators, who make a
I business     ot  locutlng    the   settler.
Some ot these men huve been iu tbe
diatrict for u    long time,   and can
save the land hunter time and cash
by his experience.   The Herald will
be plensed to udvise the settler regarding  lunds open tor  pre-emption
aud  the best     means   ot obtainiug
information  thereof,  on application,
Building materials are at hand In
large quantities.    The local    mills
have   about three    million    feet of
lumber in the yards, tu preparation
for the spring.   Lumber costs trom
$35 to $75 a thousand teet. People
intending building    should    consult
by letter some    of the    local contractors, who, we are Informed, will
be pleased    to furuisb    all information.
The fare into tbe country from the
railway point, Ashcroft, fluctuates
with the seasons. During the summer
when navigation is open on the
Fraser River, May 1st. to October
31st., tbe fare amounts to $45, and
the expenses en route about $10.
This Is by automobile and steamboat. The winter fare, trom November 1st. to March 31st. totals $62,
with expenses ot about $15. Travel
in tbe winter Is by sleigh. The express rate In the summer Ib 12) cts.
per tb. The winter rate 20cts. The
summer Freight rate is 6cents, and
the winter rate llcents per tb.
The cost of living may be gaged
by the following scale ot prices now
prevailing. This rat* will be materially reduced when freight comes
down the Fraser River trom Tete
Juane Cache, via the G. T. P. steel
from Edmonton. This should transpire nest cummer: Flour 11 cts tb.
Sugar 14 cts. tb. Ham 35 cts. lb.
Bacon 40 cts. tb. Beans 15 cts lb.
Rice 15 cts. lb. Dried fruits 25 cts Ib.
Overalls sell for $1.25 a pair. Meat
18 cts. lb. Meals in tbe hotels, however, cost but 50 cents each.
The banking interest charged here
is ten per cent.
Employment in tbe past has been
limited to survey work, building
trades, (carpenters), loggers, steamboat crews, packers, canoe men,
land and timber cruisers, laborers
on government road work, and such
work as has been done towards the
development of townsite properttee.
Farm laborers are not in demand as
yet. There is no railway work here
up to the present, but during the
next season and thereafter laborers
may reach the grade from this place,
that is, after next June or July.
Wages range from $4 to $7 a day,
according to the class ot labor.
Prospectors will find practically a
virgin field tor their explorations
The whole district has every indication of being highly mineralized.
P.A.Landry J.H.McGregor J.F.Tempi.eton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
British   Colombia   Land   Surveyor*
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Boxlf.2, Phone 684.
Third Street,
;OHGE, D. C.
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
Office and Store Fixtures,
Hamilton Ave,   South Fort George
a Do you        \
k contemplate \
fl 1        oil  iio <rt\  Then  in- ft
Then investigate
_      our workmanship nnd get our estimate.
A     Contractors a Builders.     K
•el Hamilton and First. K
Robert Spinks
Painting and Pa
South Fort George : B.C.
1 The New Goods Are Here
Our New Stock is now on display-the finest,
ever brought to this country.    Every Une is
now complete.
Our Prices Are Still the Lowest
Hardware       Grocerlea      Boots and Shoos
Clothing       Builders' Supplies
Northern Lumber Co., limited
jj Store, Office and Lumber Yard, South Fort George
City Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
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.
■i i ' —at——c
We don't ask you to purchase South Fort Georgelots by
making a pencil mark on a townsite plan—You would
be safe in so doing, but if skeptical
'   -n      COME TO      <■■
=»   Investigate Onr Proposition  «=^
and you will find a good live town-Two banks, saw mill,
pool hall, newspaper, two general stores, splendid
hotel, bakery, stationery store, mail-boat
landing, scores of buildings,
and crowds of satisfied buyers
172 HastingB Street, Vancouver, B C, or the resident agent,
g. e. Mclaughlin
Fourth Avenue, South Fort George
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and. ventilated.
Steam heated.
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms n
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
5W^WP5^RSPJs>SWI5^WKw^ri CAHUWiiiiv" vi
the re-
i the vici-
in the
..., bearing
s published
in so
I, 5379,
r, 5380,
Notice is hereby given that
serve existing on crown lands in
nity of Stuart River, situated
Cariboo district, notice of which
d»teDecember 17th, 1908, wasp
in the British Columbia Gasette,
December, 17th, 1908, is cancelled
far as the same relates to tha
urveyedasLotsllll, 1114. 5416,
5417  5-119, 5391, 5389, 5388, 5387,
5432  5437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393,
5395, 5396, 5397, 5421, 5424, 5403,
6401   5400, 5399, 6398, 5430, 5439,
5404' 5406, 5406, 5407, 5408, 5409,
5414,   6426,  5428, 5425, 5413, 5390
5412 all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912.
-.xiaiini* ov«- Crown Lamls in the .vicinity of
Swart River. Cariboo, notice of which bearing
dale Februury 16th, WW. waa published in the
British Columbia Gazette, February Uth, 1910. Ib
cancelled, is so far as the same relates to the
tads surveyed as Lots H»l. 6232, 6263. 62M, 6260.
m 6267 HSU 6266, 6272, 6298, 62M. 6296. 6289, 6271,
W m 6269, 6273, 6280, 6281. 6279, 6274, 6260, 6263,
m 61T0 6280, 0296, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6202, 0261, 6276,
6276' 6284' 6277, 6276. 6286. 0280, 0287. 6288, 6292, 6293,
m, 6296s. 6301, 6906, 6300, 6299, 6903, tm, 6907,6908,
Wilis and 6906, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoris. CC. 12th June. 1912 jun22sepl4
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned and marked on  the
envelope "Tender for Buildings,  Fort
George Reserve," will be received up
to noon of Tuesday, July 2,   1912,   for
the erection of the following buildings
for Indians on the under  mentioned
On Reserve No. 2, Fort George, B.C.
18 large dwellings for Indians.
6 small       " "
1 Church.
1 Schoolhouse.
On Reserve No. 3, Fort George,   B.C.
4 large dwelling-) for Indians.
6 small      "
On Reserve No. 4, Fort George B.C.
1 large dwelling for Indians.
2 small dwellings for Indians.
Plans and specifications may be seen
at the offices of Mr. John F. Smith, Indian Agent, Kamloops; Mr. Peter
Byrne, Indian Agent, New Westminster; Mr. Wm. McAllan, Indian Agent,
Fraser Lake; Mr. A. M. Tyson, Inspector of Indian Agencies, Vancouver;
Mr. W. E. Ditchburn, Inspector of
Indian Agencies, Victoria: and the post
offices at Ashcroft, Quesnel and Fort
Each tender must be accompanied by
in accepted cheque on a chartered bank
for ten per cent, of the amount of the
tender, made payable to the order of
the undersigned, which will be forfeited
if the person or persons tendering decline to enter into a contract when called upon to do ao, or fail to complete the
work contracted for. If the tender be
not accepted the cheque will be returned,
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
The unauthorized insertion of this advertisement in any newspaper will not
•* paid for.
n Asst. Deputy and Sec'y.
Department of Indian Affairs,
Ottawa. May 1. 1912. 41
'N THE MATTER of the Companies
Act;  and  IN  THE  MATTER of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
woke, Peden & Company, Limited, will
at the expiration of one month from
"ie hrst publication hereof apply to the
registrar of Companies for approval of
"""•go of name from Cooke, Peden ft
ompany, Limited, to "The Northern
Limitod "&    Mercantile     Company,
D»ted this 4th day of May, 1912.
Siicsnel, B.C.
ooke, Peden ft
Company, Limited.
Diatrict of Cariboo.
he!.* uE *2,?tice that Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy, of South Fort George,
tZ manager, intends to Bpply for
tSSft t0, !»«*■■• the fofiowing
"escribed lands;
Nm*TmiincinK at a Post planted at the
lnarUHPt..Cl?;ner of L<* *** ■«•
narked C. McElroy's Northeast corner,
than 8,°>.utn 10 chainB- thence west 40
l"«a .\!he^e no,'th 8° ch«ins more or
lowing ,tc N^httt0 River. thence fol-
the US » yd r,ver «>utheaBterly to
taimV-l1 in ommencement and con-
A»%.   °Jferw mote or 'e»».
W. 8..10, Matins and Litany; 9, Holy
Serving &"»)•» P- ">*. Children's
service; 7.30, Evensong and Sermon.
da°vXov ^CH-Services every Sun-
MttmnBat7,3°-   C-M-Wright.
THE HERALD is the recognized newspaper of the New
Cariboo. The entire district
is thoroughly covered and its
influence extends far beyond
the confines of the province.
Its advertisers reap rich returns as a result of their investment in HERALD publicity, why not get on the bandwagon yourself?
Advertising Rates on Application
The Fort George Herald
South Fort George
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
John A. Fraser
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 ltfmber costs no more than other lumber?
All Klnda of Lumber and Monldlnga For tele.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on tha Uppar Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to causa the paint to peel.
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
TWO SECTIONS of choice land in the Salmon River
Valley.   Price, per acre $12
575 ACRES of land suitable for subdividing,
mile from town.    Price, per acre     -     -     -
TEN-ACRE Garden Tract, close in, per acre     -     $150
Terms on this 1-4 cash, 6,12,18 months at 6 per cent,
Only on
Roberts, Jones & WiDson
'    EMUIMKIta-rhnMic.     1.1 JO**     k.J.StUYK.flUMK. ■
FOR SAIL Fim Luk Garfa Tndt Tabor Mb. Kuril CkraViluUetmlits.
Hotel Northern
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $8
Meatblj- aa-a weekly rates «• a»*
B-nt of win*.,
liquor, and clean
Albert J-riuuon, rn..
■•a-Jfer a relator
Stages Autos     Steamboats
From Ashcroft to Fort George, and all points in
the northern interior of British Columbia, carrying
the Royal Mail, passengers and fast freight.
Tlie Palatial Steamer B.X. Awaits the Arrival of the Company's Stages
^3BlS»mSXi£U!t    ■•** ome** Ashcroft, B.C. PAGE FOUR
rVRl  \jr***v*.»*^—	
A settler named Robert Hiahop arrived on .the Steamer 11. X. Ust
Thursday, having made the trip in
twelve dayit from As croft, with his
compltte -.arming imp.dim nta. Mr.
Bishop will settle on Borne ol tbe
Wright Investment Company's 1 nl
ln the beautiful Salmon River vuli. y.
Mr. and Mm. A. W. Healy, o!
Vancouver, were visitors here thin
week. Mr. Healy represents the linn
of W. H. Malkin & Co., wholejale
groceries, ol Vancouver. Mr. and Mrs
Healy at one time rest ed in Ques.'.el
where Mr. Healy was mima^er ol the
James Reid Estate.
A garden party was given last
week by Mrs. George Mclaughlin at
her home on Rose Avenue. A large
number of ladies wore pre ent an I a
delightful afternoon wi\b spent amid
tbe perfume of the b.autlful garden
created hy Mrs. McLaughlin's untiring energy.
Dan Brewster, a local contractor,
has left for Fraser Lake with a
party of men to commence the con*'
struetioo of the government buildings there, Mr. Brewster b.iilt the
local government buildings,
A moving picture show wan opened
last week on Third Street by Messrs.
Senior & McOaugbey.
Either from thc settler's or from the investor's viewpoint our
Salmon River Land
Is the best in the district. Good soil -silt and black.loam- open meadowa,
abundance of water. A large tract to select from, Come and see the land.
It will stand inspection. Write us and get particulars. Special inducements to settlers.
VANCOUVER: lllODominionTrustBldg.    Box 28, South Fort George, B.C,
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
Harry Close is expected to return
on Monday next from New York.
Progress on the new Hotel at the
corner of Fourtb Street and Hamilton Avenue is proceeding well. The
large building will be ready Ior occupancy in a few weeks time.
N. H. Wesley, a local rea lt-statu
man, sold a block of land in the
West Lake country this week for a
large sum.
Beef, Mutton p
§  and Veal        g
| Seed Potatoes - $5.00 per 100 lbs. i
■'        FRESH MEAT and RANCH EGGS our specialty.        K
The first annua! lush school entrance examination held in South Fort
Oeorge took place on tbe 20th, 2'st,
and 22nd of June In the fire hall. The
Rev C. M. Wright conducted the examination. The one successful pupil
was Miss Hattie May McArthur, of
this place, who won 697 points in an
examination which only requires 550
to be successful. Miss McArthur is
to be complemented upon attaining
this result.
The Fort George and Alberta Tel
ephone and Electric Company state
tbat they intend to install a new
switchboard system shortly which
will give better facilities.
Travellers and Shippers to FOtt G60Fg6
and New British Columbia
Travel in comfort and safety via the Steamer "CMlcoiln" 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 Operators of Steamboats and Manufacturers of
Lumber on the Upper Fraser and Tributaries.
The Auto Transit Company
Agents at ASHCROFT, B.C.
Provincial Cons a'le McCauley,
who has been stationed here for the
past year, has received instructions
from headquarters to proceed to
Hazelton. His transfer is promotion
in the service, which Mr. McCauley
has undoubtedly earned. During his
term here Constable McCauley Iibb
performed his duties conscientiously,
and we regret to see bim leave.
Constable McCauley's place here is
to be filled by constable Granhy late
ot Ashcroft, who arrived here cn the
last boat with Constable Higgen
bottom, who will also be stationed
her*. During construction a number
of officers will be required here, and
better jail accommodation will be re
quired than the two-by-four jallette
which now serves to confine the wayward ones, and is generally filled by
a few regular callers.
1 am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
Good Government Land.
M. C. Jorgensen.
r. 0. Iw 21. SMtk Fat born, B. C,
^I^AtCll Satlnfacllun imi-
Repairing   «u
S-md article, by mall to Fort G-nrg*. B.C.
I Choicest Seasoned Lumber I
We have specialized in the Lumber business, which means 2
« that we know this business thoroughly, and can give satis- £
ft   faction by filling orders from a stock of the highest grades.  A
* We Make a Specialty of Seasoned FIR Lumber of the Best Class ^
tt      Get estimates from us on all kinds of Building Material.     }a
i Northern Lumber Co., Ltd. |
tA   Head Office and Yard, South Fort George.   Branch Yard at Fort George.   8
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Fort Gt-ome, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. I*. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green, Mur.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green. Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
foil E»|inee«, Dominion & B. C. Land Saneyori
Survey" of Linda, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits. Etc.
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Meals       -       50 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Naurwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort Georce.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Estimates Submitted.
Prescriptions a
Fort George
Drug Co.
large shipment just received
Toilet urtlcals, I'ntent Medicines,
Maicnzim***, Books, Stat ionory.
Toilet Articles, Druggists' Sundries
WE wish to draw your particular attention to our stock of
Men's Clothing and Furnishings.    All our goods are
especially adapted to the needs of this country.
General Merchandise
■  K
While we direct especial attention to our Clothing line, do R
not forget that we carry a complete stock of General Mer- R
chandise-Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes, Hardware R
and Building Material. *
We Can Supply All Your Wants
at the Most Reasonable Prices
Close & Brown Co., Ltd.\
rrwcDU tiCDrmiiTc ft
|j Lasalle and Second Street
South Fort George, B. C.
I 1836 |      AwtU heed Fifty Million Dollars      | 1918 |
Bank of British North America
' Your money is safer in the Bank tban ln your bourn or ln your
pocket, lt 1* not tied up. You can get it out at any tine without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLL.BCTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
The Average Deposit of the
Canadian People Is $122.00
per Person
Savine money can be m Jo a ham.. A portion of your weekly or
monthly wage deposited -*,*, nary i a savings account will soon bring
you up to the average, a i jjti „ oe surprised how rapidly $2 deposited
weekly will amount to eno^gp u nake a substantial payment on your
H. C. SEAMAV  Manner
•rath Foil OeOroe
Bead Oflcci
R. P. MeLBNNAN E»q., President,
McLennan, McKeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B.  C.
L. W. SHATFOW) Esq., M. L. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATBRSON. Lieutenant-Governor British Columbia.
M.   I.   CARLIN.
Onu'rtnlist. Victoria, B.C.
Robert Kennedy, New Westminster.
J. A. MITCHELL. Esq., Capitalist.
Victoria, B. O.
E. H. HEAPS, Esq.. E. H. Heaps *
Co., Lumber and Timber; President
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd., Vanoouver, B. C.
J. A. HARVEY, Esq., K.O., formerly
o! Cranbrook,  B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
A. L. DEWAR. General Manager.
Fort George
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 Office*: 610 to 684 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B'C
London Oflice t   6 OM Jewry.
•        ~      •       61,600,000.


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