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 VOL. 3, NO. 16.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, APRIL 20, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM.
SIXTEEN HUNDRED DIE
IN WRECK OF'TITM"
I Awful Catastrope on Maiden Voyage ot Mammoth Ocean Liner When an
Iceberg Is Struck Off Newfoundland Banks-Charles M. Hays,
President of Grand Trunk Pacific, Among the Lost.
New York, April 15.- (Special to the Herald.)-While sailing at
a speed of 23 knots the White Star liner "titanic," on her maiden
voyage from Liverpool to New York, ran into an iceberg off the
banks of Newfoundland. The accident occurred at 2 o'clock Sunday morrfing at at 4:20 a. m. she sank.
Sixteen hundred Souls perished with her. About 700 were saved,
•unong those lost were John Jacob Astor, Chas. M. Hays, president
if theGrand Trunk Pacific Railway company; Wm. T. Stead, Mr.
IcCaffery, of the Royal Bank, Vancouver, M. Guggenheim, and
nany other notable personages.
When Captain Smith realized there was no hope for his vessel
blew his brains out with a revolver while' standing on the
Iridge. The chief engineer and some other officers followed his
Ixample.
J Four minutes after the vessel struck the electric lights failed!
iHundrec's rushed fiom their staterccrrs, ekd cnly in night attire
and the panic that ensued defies description. Only twenty lifeboats were on board, Scores of passengers, when all hope of
Rescue was abandoned, threw themselves into the sea rather than
jo down with the foundering ship.
The steamer "Tahita" responded to the wireless call for help
and picked up the survivors.    Most of the women were saved,
Jthough many preferred to die with their husbands.    Many heroic
facts are reported.
The British and American governments will hold an investigation.   The property loss is $20,000,000.
CITY AND DISTRICT
Several settlers will commence
planting early next week, Plowing has already been done in
some sections,
The Walker brothers, who were
here last year as representatives
of the North Coast Land Co,,
were returning passengers on the
last stage.
W. F. Cooke, who left last week
on a business trip to Quesnel, is
now a patient in the Quesnel hospital, suffering from a badly
strained leg, sustained in a fall.
Cariboo Lodge No. 65 l.O. O.F.
will attend divine service in Knox
Presbyterian church on Sunday
evening, April 28th, the anniversary of the establishment of the
society in America.
Reports from lower Cariboo are
to the effect that scores of
wagons and outfits are on their
way to Fort George. The immigrants are travelling in a leisure-
manner and enjoying the scenery
en route. There are also a number coming in afoot.
CONTRACTORS' FLEET
NOW AWAITS THE
OPENING OF RIVER
BUILDINGS NOW
BEINGMULT1PLIED
There has been no cessation in
Ithe building activity inaugurated
here a few weeks ago, and the
Herald finds it a somewhat dazing commission to keep pace in
recording the new structures be-
lun. At least a dozen new build-
ngs are now under construction
|md every carpenter in town is at
vork. Contractors have, in several instances, been compelled to
^end to the slumbrous Nechaco
jtownsites for workmen in order
tto complete their contracts in
specified time.
Perhaps the most important
public work yet undertaken has
been the building of a half-mile
of plank sidewalks, completed today by Contractor Hilbert. Commencing at the corner of Third
and Hamilton, a three-foot plank
walk has been laid down Third
to Laselle, west to Fourth, and
down Fourth to the B.X. wharf.
As Second street has a four-foot
walk the full length of the street
it will be seen that the business
streets are fairly wel| served,
though at the present rate of the
town's growth additional walks
will be required very soon.
NEW BUILDINGS.
M. C. Wiggins and N. H. Wesley have awarded the contract for
a two-story building, 28x22, on
the lot adjoining the Bank of
British North America. This
property, an inside lot, was purchased this week from L. G.
MacHaffie for $1500 cash. Less
than two years ago Mr. MacHaffie
bought it for $400. Adjoining
lots are held at 51800.
H. W. Gross and F. McArthur
are clearing lots on Laselle avenue and will commence the erection of residences next week.
Wm. Rowat has material on the
Rfound for a bungalow on Fourth
street.
Bronger & Flynn have the contract for a frame barn, 24x40,
with large loft. Accommodation
will be provided for 16 horses.
SUMMER HAS CAME AND
THE ICE HAS WENT
The Fraser river is running
free and unfettered past town,
though large floes of ice still find
lodgment on the banks. The
upper river and tributaries are
said to have broken lip several
days ago. All that is required is
a slight raise in the flow to send
the remaining ice oceanwards.
If the report can be verified that
the lower canyon is free of ice,
the navigation season is close at
hand.
■ Jno. C, Kelly, the jeweller, is
now ready for business in his
newly fitted up store on Second
street, and reports business as
highly satisfactory, If your
watch needs attention Mr. Kelly
guarantees to cure its ills.
Frank Carpenter, for several
years joy dispenser at the Occidental, Quesnel, arrived last Sat-
nrday to take charge of the wet
goods department of Hotel Nor
thern. Frank has the disposition of an angel, the smile of a
cherub and his preseription for
"that tired feeling" has won him
a host of friends throughout
Cariboo,    \
Divisional Engineer Van Arsdol,
of the G.T.P.. has wired Surveyor F. P. Burden to complete the
tying-in of section lines on the
right-of-way near the mouth of
Mud river. This leads to the
conclusion that clearing gangs
will arrive from the west soon.
The first annual Easter vestry
meeting of St, Stephen's church
was held on Tuesday with Rev.
R. H. Isaac Williams in the chair.
It was decided not to elect
churchwardens, and that the
council already appointed should
continue in office,
The first overland schooner of
the season arrived last Thursday
bringing three Californians on
the lookout for land, . Their -outfit, including plow, seed, tools
and provisions had been purchased in Ashcroft. They are the
advance guard of several families
who will arrive later providing
suitable locations can be found.
Two young men, recent arrivals, are erecting dairy buildings
near the meadows on the Indian
reserve. When the buildings are
completed they intend bringing
in' a herd of dairy cows and selling real milk to the citizens. In
all the wide land surrounding
Fort George there is only one
lonely cow, and she is numbered
in the dry column. Pastoral
pictures without "the" cow in
the background have no market
value here.
Vancouver. Capt.S. P. Johnson, commodore of the stern wheel
fleet of Messrs. Foley, Welch &
Stewart, railway contractors, has
returned from Tete Jaune Cache,
head of navigation o/i the south
fork of the Fraser River where
the company during the past
winter built two new steamboats,
the Conveyer and the Operator,
He inspected the craft and found
that they are well adapted for
freighting outfits and supplies
along the grade. The Conveyer
was completed a few weeks ago
and was launched last week.
The other boat will take the water
next week. The vessels are
each 140 feet long with engines
capable of developing 600 horsepower.
Captain Johnson dispatched a
gang of twenty men to clear out
boulders and other obstructions
in the channel near the mouth of
Goat River. Other- points will
also be improved-, The steamers
will ply all summer between Tete
Jaune Cache and Fort George.
Captain Johnson confirmed previous reports about the rapid manner in which construction of the
Grand Trunk Pacific is being
rushed.
Captain Jackson of the steamer
Omenica, who has spent the
winter here, and crew, have left
for Prince Rupert to get ready
for the opening of navigation on
the Skeena River. He will only
operate this season from the site
of the G. T. P. bridge to Hazelton, a distance of eighteen miles,
He expects the river will be open
at least a week earlier than last
year when bo*ats began running
about the last week in April.
Captain Shannon has been
transferred from the Skeena
to the South Fork Fraser River
service' to be established this
spring by Messrs, Foley, Welch
& Stewart. He will command
the stern-wheeler Conveyer, recently launched at Tete Jaune
Cache, where he arrived a few
days ago. Captain Myers, another
oldtime skipper on the Skeena,
will command the new boat, the
Operator, now nearingcompletion
at the same place. He has left
for Tete Jaune Cache.
PORT GEORGE MEADOW LAND,
GOVERNMENT WIEE
INSTALL TELEGRAPH
JYSTEM HERE
A government telegraph line
to South Fort George, connecting
at Blackwater with the Vancou-*
ver-Yukon system, is one of the
probabilities of the near future.
Mr. J. A. Thorne, construction
superintendent of government
lines, arrived here Sunday evening from Blackwater after mak-
a thorough inspection of the
country to be covered by the projected line, He was also commissioned to inspect the telephone
line of the Fort George & Alberta
Telephone Co., whose wire between here and Blackwater
overs the route over which the
government proposes to stretch
its telegraph system.
The local company- has offered
to sell its long-distance system to
the government, and providing
the parties can agree on the price
it will be converted into a modern telegraph system without
unnecessary delay. In the event
of failing to agree on terms with
the local company, Mr. Thorne
gave it as his opinion that the
government would at once proceed to build a new line from
Blackwater here. This could be
accomplished in record time, as
there is a suppiy of government
wire and material at Stewart
Lake, sufficient to complete the
line, and which could be floated
down river to this point on barges
at little cost.
The telegraph will probably be
extended westward to Fraser
Lake, connecting there with the
telephone line to be built north
to Stewart Lake, particulars of
which were given in last week's
Herald.
PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN
F
Victoria,-The Pacific Great
Eastern Railway company, formed for the purpose of constructing a line from Vancouver to
Fort George, has been organized
here with Mr. J. W. Stewart as
president. Other officers' names
are: Timothy Foley, first vice-
president; Patrick Welch, second
vice-president-and general manager ; D'Arcy Tate, third vice-
president and general counsel;
Donald McLeod, Vernon Smith,
directors, and R. D. Thomas,
secretary.
The company, under its charter,
must construct 175 miles of railroad between July, 1912, and July
1913, and is allowen three years
to complete the entire line between Vancouver and Fort
George,
ROAD-BUILDING TO
STARTON MONDAY
Mr. Malcolm McNevin, government road superintendent, came
in from Quesnel on Monday and
is now organizing his forces preparatory to taking up active road
construction next week, Gov-
overnment appropriations for this
season's road-makingjtotal $109,-
000 for this district. Mr. McNevin is as yet unable to state
the exact apportionment for each
proposed road, but believes the
appropriation will be sufficient to
highways begun last year, besides
opening up a number of new
roads for the settlers.
Work will be resumed Monday
on the Mud river and Blackwater
roads. Forty men will be started
at once on this work and this
number will be increased as the
season advances,
Two government teams arrived
yesterday from Quesnel bringing
tools, fodder and supplies.
PRESBYTERIAN DIVINES COMING
Rev. G. A, Wilson, superintendent of Presbyterian missions for
British Columbia and the Yukon,
who visited this district two years
ago, will be here again in June.
He will likely be accompanied by
Rev. Dr. A. S. Grant, general
superintendent qf missions for
Canada. They will come in from
Edmonton and probably remain
here several days. PUBLISHED BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING CO. Ltd.
J. B. DANIELL, PKES1DGN.
Devoted    to   the   interests   of   Fort
George and  the entire Northern  interior.
J. B. DANIELL, Editor.
CLEAN UP!
The season has now sufficiently
advanced to discover the necessity of cleaning up the town.
During the winter months there
is always an accumulation of
garbage and refuse which, on the
approach of spring, gives the
town an untidy appearance.   As
agitating the minds of merchants
and prospective business men of-
this district is: How soon shall;
we be able to receive goods by j
the Edmonton-Tete Jaune,Cache
route?   Just on the verge of the
opening of navigation and with I
the thorough practicability of the
upper route yet to be established,
the question must for the present
remain unanswered.
No reliance should be placed
in the boomster stories now being
circulated that the railway company will be ready to handle Fort
George freight when the steel is
laid to the Cache in June, As a
matter of fact the railway company is not a party in the matter,
nor will they be until the.division
we have no municipal organization, we have no other recourse j contract is government-inspected
than to depend on the individual
efforts of the citizens to maintain
the streets, lanes and back yards
of the town in a tidy and respectable manner.
The work of burning up rubbish and litter can be carried out
as well-and with more safety-
now, than later, as there is less
danger of fire spreading while
there is yet much dampness in
the ground, It cannot now be
more than two weeks till steamboats begin their regular calls,
both from the upper and lower
river, and a clean and orderly
town will impress the new arrivals with a fair idea of the taste
and character of our citizens.
As the town grows, reasons
multiply why we should be incorporated, but while awaiting
that state we hope the citizens,
by co-operative effort, will endeavor to improve the sanitary
conditions of the present by promoting cleanliness.
AN EXPERIMENTAL FARM,
The establishment of an experimental farm in this district was
projected by the late Liberal administration, and an official of
the department of agriculture
was commissioned to investigate
conditions and report on the most
suitable site, The visit ©f that
official, however, to these parts
was not made, as at the time the
conditions of travel made the trip
unnecessarily long, and before
further action was taken in the
matter a change took place in
government. We are rather inclined to believe that by the
change our chances to have an
experimental farm established
here have been enhanced, inasmuch as we have for our representative the Minister of Agriculture.
The great advantages of such
institutions are so apparent that
they need not be recounted here.
For our purpose it will suffice to
observe that the agricultural
areas being opened to settlement
by railroad construction in the
Fraser and Nechaco valleys are
the most extensive and important
of the interior. The agricultural
development of these valleys has
been retarded by the difficulties
of transportation, which will soon
have passed away. Farmers, too,
have been unwilling to accept
chances in the cultivation of any
crop the return for which was not
assured, and have so far contented themselves with the cultivation of the hardier roots and
cereals. It readily appears lhat
a great and beneficial purpose
would be served, by an experimental farm in this district. The
result of a few years' experiments would be sufficient to enlighten the public in regard to
the varieties of crops best suited
to the soil and climatic conditions,
a id would relieve settlers of expensive and often discouraging
experiences,
THE UP-RIVER ROUTE,
The great question at present
and formally handed over by the
contractors, and until that time
the full traffic responsibility rests
with the contractors. It must
also be understood that the contractors are awaiting the opportunity of forwarding thousands
of tons of construction material
and supplies by rail and river to
the numerous camps between the
Cache and this point, and it remains to be, proved that they will
be able to handle independent
cargo in addition so early in the
ieason.
The B. C. Express Co,, the only
steamboat Concern in the field
for business on the upper route,
do not propose making trips to
the Cache until mid-June or later,
meanwhile confining their activities to the lower river.
We believe the opportunity will
be accorded us this year of escaping the exorbitant freight toll of
the ancient Cariboo road, but we
do not hesitate to state that it
will be considerably later in the
season than June.
Fort Georgepescip
**      tions a
Drag Co.   J£.
by the best
authors. _  A
large shipment just received
NEW BOOKS
Toilet nrticnls, Patent Medicines,
MagazineH.Boolra, Stationery.       .
'toilet Articles. Drusreists Sundries
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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
SOUTH FORT GEURGE
Our Prices WI lot Advance I
PE take this opportunity to inform our many customers and the public generally that the low prices
which have prevailed in our store through the summer
months will be maintained throughout the winter.
PE have been fortunate in receiving most of our heavy
goods before the close of navigation and having our
own teams will be able to bring our goods,cv3r the road
at the minimum cost.
RUSSELL PEDEN
W. P. COOKE
LUMBER CO.
A
A
jj Store, Office and Lumber Yard, South Fort George
NEW CHINA WILL
EMBRAff SOCIALISM
"I have finished the political
revolution and now will commence the greatest social revolution in the world's history," said
Dr. Sun Yat Sen, the ex-president of China, in an interview at
Shanghai.
"The abdication of the Man-
chus is the only means to greater
development, and 'the future
policy of the republic will be in
the direction of Socialism. I am
an ardent follower of Henry
George, whose ideas are practicable on the virgin soil of China
as compared with their impracticability in Europe or the United
States, where money is controlled by the capitalists."
Dr. Sun said he had the full
consent of the government to
start his propoganda immediately
whereby the railways, mines and
similar industries would be controlled by the government. The
single tax system and, as far as
possible, free trade will be
adopted.
Six thousand men will be required on
the prnirie sections of the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway during the comiiig summer, was the statement made by E. J.
Chamberlain, vice-president and general manager, on his return from the
west. Thesa men will be engaged in
t ie completing of grade work started
list year and the laying of steel on 610
miles of line which has been awaiting
the arrival of steel to be completed.
Part of the extensive program of the
year will be the building of stations aid
this work will be as heavy as last je r.
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CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON  STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
P. A. Landky J. H. Mc-Grecor J. F. Templbton
T. A. KELLY, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Columbia   Land   Snrveyoi i
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C.. P.O. Box 162. Phone m.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE, B. C.
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber.Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Fort George, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green. Mgr.
■3.(5., A. H. ~
Nelson, B.C
, Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion & B. C. Land Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, TownBites, Timber
Limits, Etc.   ■
Satisfaction guar-
Watch
Repairing   «u
C. H. DAVIE
Send articles by mail to Fort George, B.C.
1 am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
. ON ISO ACRES OF .
ood Government Land.
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
N. C. Jorgensen.
P. 0. Bu 21.
Soulh Fori George, B. C,
The Swedish government has introduced a bill into parliament extending
to women the parliamentary fran. h 8 ;-
a nd the right to stand for election to
parliament on the same condition as
men.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S-Services next Sunday: 3 p. m., Children's Service; 7.30,
Evensong and Sermon.
KNOX CHUUCH-Services every Sunday evening at 7.30. C. M. Wright,
Minister.
A contemplate
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?Then investigate
_i°   our workmanship and get our estimate.
Danforth&McIiwis
City livery, Feed
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIEfOR,
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
M. C. WIGGINS
farmlands      Real Estate   GARDEN TRACTS
T1T1W     Less than quarter mile from Indian Reserve
\    J..E-1IU      (G.T.P. Townsite).   Price $150 per acre,
a tfiDVC one-quarter cash, balance six, twelve and
AVllJIiS eighteen months at 6 per cent.   	
Settlers located on 160-acrec of good Government land.
FOURTH ST.  -  -  SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C
SLATER SHOES
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Kennedy. Blair & Co., Ltd. 5
Corner Second and Hamilton Aves.   - South Fort George ft
Just received—a complete stock of the celebrated
SLATER SHOES—the standard shoe of America.
We have them in all the very latest styles, and
the prices are very reasonable.
Also a Foil Line of lhe Famous McPHERSON SHOES
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Eight Sections
South of Fort George, between
West Lake and the Fraser
River. The Pacific & Northwestern line taps the east end
of this block.    $12 an Acre
n7h. WESLEY
REAL ESTATE
South Fort George
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\       South Fort George, B. C.
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We have just received by mail a good assortment of      \
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Your Garden \
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A. P. ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
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General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves:   Hot air Furnaces*, etc.
LASELLE AVENUE pOUTH FORT GEORGE.
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Washington, D.C.-Thesumof
$125,000,000 was taken to Canada
by 125,000 Americans who were
attracted to various provinces of
the Dominion by lands that were
procured practically for the making.   Iowa and other states of
the northwest declined in population or failed to show normal
increases in the decade between
1900 and 1910. Western members
contend that this condition of
affairs is directly traceable to the
more liberal laws governing the
disposal of the public domain in
the Dominion.   While the population of the northwest is  decreasing, or failing to increase,
the population of Canada is increasing at the rate of 1000 a day.
Canada is drawing on this country to increase her population
and the farming regions of the
border states are yearly losing
thousands of citizens who are attracted to the provinces by lands
given in patent to settlers at low
prices and on terms that are favorable otherwise.
This, in brief, was the argument that was used in behalf of
bill passed by the House, goy-
rning the disposal of the public
domain in the United States. The
measure, which has passed the
senate, will soon be submitted to
the president for approval. It
was framed by western members
and is destined to check the flow
of emigration from the United
States to Canada.
The bill ih a large measure is
patterned after the land laws of
Canada. In the first place it reduces the residence required on
the American homestead from
five to three years. Second, it
permits an entryman and his
family to be absent from a homestead for five months during
each year of the residence period.
•jv   iiiiiv**  H.vi.6   vi,m     H(*,Ilt-Ul-VVtt^.
He looks forward to a very busy
season. Bob Gerow's boat will
be here in the course of a few
days and will be ready when the
lakes are open. All boats will do
an enormous business owing to
the fact that the wagon road will
not be completed to Burns Lake
until midsummer and all supplies
must come down the lake.
elton and is building a roadhouse
at Long Siding, east of here. He
has let a contract for several
thousand feet of lumber to be
whipsawed which only costs ten
dollars more thanHazelton prices.
For the present Mr. Sheehan has
erected a large tent and will furnish the travelling public with
meals and beds at reasonable
rates.
To Travellers and Shippers!
The Steamer "CHILCOTIN" is ready to launch on the opening of the
river. She will be manned by the same careful and courteous crew as
before.
The AUTOMOBILES of the Auto Transit Co., of Ashcroft, will connect with the steamer at QUESNEL and SODA CREEK and carry
passengers over the Cariboo Road, connecting withC.P.R. at Ashcroft.
Consign ^pn^ntsjor_FORT GEORGE and all points in the Northern interior of British Columbia to the CARE of the STEAMER
"CHILCOTIN" at SODA CREEK."
(A thorouehly seasoned and carefully manufactured stock of LUMBER
always on hand for LOCAL or OUTSIDE deliveries.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ld.
The PIONEERS in the NAVIGATION and LUMBER industries on the Upper Fraser and
Phone 11. its tributaries. Chas. E. McElroy, Mana«er.
TO DAWSON OH
JYAIR ROUTE
Vancouver to Dawson by air-
i ship. Such is the proposition just
developed in the Yukon capital.
f In order to still further bring the
Yukon before the notice of the
world as something more than a
mere gold-producing area, plans
are being made for an aviation
meeting to be held in the summer.
It is in this connection that the
idea originated to secure a first-
class aviator to make the flight
from Vancouver to the Golden
North. It is considered that good
advertising for Vancouver's wonderful scenic route through the
inland sea to Skagway and over
the Chilkoot mountains, to Daw-
would result. The trip could be
made without difficulty and would
bring fame to the first man accomplishing it.
The proposal to hold an aviation meet in the summer has been
put into concrete form by negotiations with Farnum Fish and
other famous aviatord to go to
Dawson for a series of flights, if
satisfactory arrangements can be
made. The Dawson board of
trade has the matter in hand.
First class work only.
Reasonable prices and
prompt attention to
all are the inducements we offer.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELLER
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HAZELTON NEWS
(Omineca Miner.)
Captain Bonser, who will run
the steamer Inlander from the
end of steel to Hazelton, is now
in Prince Rupert and preparing
his boat for the first trip.
Mr, Kergan, of Stewart, was
here several days inquiring as to
the navigation facilities, It is
his intention to put on power
boats and large Scows to handle
the contractors' freight and camp
supplies along Burns and Decker
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A  Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
J2  Columbia.
•4  New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
Jy  All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on>pplication
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
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E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
£33
Riser
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
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BOWE SOUND LINE
Victoria, April 8.-No time is being
lost by the Pacific Great Eastern, the
lately chartered British Columbia railway company, connecting by modern
car ferry from Victoria to Vancouver
and by rail from that city to Fort George
in getting clown to work. Already an
army of scouts are in the field making
surveys for the line, while in the city
of Victoria, which is to be the headquarters of the company, as exacted by
tne charier, is Mr. U'Arcy Tate,
arranging the details in connection with
tne opening of the offices and the appointment of a staff.
On being interviewed Mr. Tate, who,
by the way, is vice-president and solicitor uf the company, stated that while
tnings in connection ,with thc new line
were necessarily ina somewhat nebulous
condition, he wus confident that before
many week's were over the people of
the province would see the project
taken firmly in hand.
In reply to a question regarding the
p.irchase of the Howe Sound and Pemberton Valley Railway, Mr. Tate stated that one of the first things whieh
the new company would do would be to
tace over that line for the purpose of
utilizing it in its main scheme for the
connection of the north and south.
Mr. Tate is intensely optimistic about
the prospects of the new road, and he
t links that before many weeks have
passed actual construction work will be
commenced. Preliminary arrangements
are even now being made for the location of camps along the prospective
route, and everything is being gotten into shape for an early start upon the line.
Naturally, in view of the unfinished
condition of the surveys and the uncompleted nature of the negotiations for
the purchase of the line referred to.
Mr. Tate is somewhat reticent about
making a bald statement of progress,
but he went so far as to indicate his
belief that, once the report of the scouts
was returned to him, there would be
absolutely no delay in getting to work.
work.
"" '"  "    another year  and  continue his  wora,
—  On January 3rd he had reached within
Captain Scott's  vessel,   the   Terra  150 miles of the pole.
; Nova, which carried the British expedi- — .       .
j tion to the  Antarctic,   has  arrived  in |    A   local   option   campaign   is ne   g
New Zealand, reporting lhat Scott  in-1 launched in Toronto.
IcGAGHRAN I THORNE
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
FOURTH STREET
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
TO INTENDING BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
We invite inspection of our large and well-assorted stock of carefully
manufactured LUMBER. This Lumber was manufactured during the
summer of 1911, was carefully piled and stored for the winter, and is
now THOROUGHLY DRY and in prime condition for building, and sells
at THE SAME PRICE as any other Lumber.
Dimension, Boards, Siding, Shiplap, Ceiling, Finish
MOULDINGS and SPECIAL SAW1NGS or DRESSINGS of any  kind
The Fcrt George Trading & Lumber Co., ltd.
THE PIONEER MILL.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.    Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
0.ir GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will' not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
PROVINCIAL AND GENERAL NEWS
High grade bituminous coal is reported to have been discovered within 30
miles of Vancouver and a strong company has been formed to develop the
property.
Premier McBride has replied to an
invitation recently extended him through
Mr. William Manson, M. P. P.-elect,
that he hopes to be able to visit Prince
Rupert and other pans of the north
during the early summer. He will then
take up with the municipal authorities
the question of the desired sale by the
governmentof its central Prince Rupert
holdings.
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A           WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALERS IN. ' R
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□ Roberts, Jones & Willson
EDWARD ROBERTS N.Urr Public.     E. E. JONES.     A. J. SELWYN-WILUON. Auditor.
REAL ESTATE. INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. feJt^&W
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS  "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Foil George, B. C.
The Winnipeg police were surprised
recently when in walked a Galician
farmer leading a man by a rope attached around his neck and his hands tied
behind his back. The farmer said he
had caught the man robbing his house
at midnight and had bound him and then
drovejiim fourteen miles, like a head
of stock through the slush and mud into
Winnipeg to lay a charge. The police
let him go fret.
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BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
COMPANY-
Send for ■ folder
Send for a folder
A statement issued by the Canadian
department of immigration announces
that the spring rush of United States
citizens to the Dominion is of greater
volume than ever before. The goverment officials say that a large part
of the increase is coming from the states
of Oklahoma aud Missouri, which have
already sent many settlers to Canada.
It is expected that immigration from
the United States this season will be
40,001) greater than last year, when
13t),000 Americans came to the Canadian
west.
OPERATING
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
The Palatial Steamer B.X. Awaits the Arrival of the Company's Stages
Kiviifht consiifnod t.. iihuiht at Soda H-ncafl Offi-f»*»»   4 ehrrnft   IR -P
cruel* will bu promptly lorwaidwi.       -ueau umce. Asncron-* MS.Xj.
DON'T   BUY   ON   PAPER
We don't ask you to purchase South Fort George lots by
making a pencil mark on a townsite plan—You would
be safe in so doing, but if skeptical
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COME TO
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SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Investigate Our Proposition   g=^
and you will find a good live town-Two banks, saw mil
pool hall, newspaper, two general stores, splendid
hotel, bakery, stationery store, mail-boat
landing, scores of buildings,
and crowds of satisfied  buyers
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT CO.
172 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B C , or the resident agent,
g. e. Mclaughlin
Fourth Avenue, South FortlGeorge
[ 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars      | 1912
The
Bank of British North America
Your money is safer in the Bank than in yonr 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
The Average Deposit of the
Canadian People is $122.00
per Person
Saving money can be made a habit. A portion of your weekly or
monthly wage deposited regularly in a savings account will soon bring
you up to the average, and you will be surprised how rapidly $2 deposited
weekly will amount to enough to make a substantial payment on your
home.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS, $(,100,000       TOTAL ASSETS, S52,000,lf
THE TRADERS RANK
H. C. SEAMAN, Manager
■outh Fart GeOrit
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
Head Oflle*:
VANCOUVER, B. C.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED
DIRECTORS:
•s.ooo.oot-
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware,  Vancouver, B.  C.
I.. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. I. A.
Vicc-Pres. Merchant, Hedlcy, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON. Lleu-
ternint-dovcrnor British Columbia.
M.   B.   CAKI.IN,
Capitalist, Victoria. B.C.
A. ISTET, Esq.
C. S. DOUGLAS Esq.
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 Trim Co.. Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.
J. A. HARVEV,  Esq..  K.C.. formerly
ol Cranbrook,  B.C., Vancouver, B.C.
A. L. DEWAR. General Manager.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
Fort George Branch; F. N. DEWAR, Manager.
Delegates from the I. W. W. organization on the prairies are en route across
the Rockies through Yellowhead Pass to
carry disaffection among the man employed on Grand Trunk Pacilic construction, according to advices received from
Edmonton by railway contractors whose
headquarters are in Vancouver. ' It is
declared that organized efforts are being
directed by the I, W. W. leaders at
Edmonton toward stopping work on the
entire stretch of the G. T. P., both in
British Columbia and on the prairies.
It is expected by contractors that within
the next few days word will be received
Jy ITH SPRING everyone wants something
NEW. Try this store for the best the
market affords, We are showing a particularly
nice line of
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Robert Spinks
Painting and Papei hanging
South Fort George
If your storekeeper has not got it, try QuesnePs
leading merchant
John A, F:
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 cruisers before 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
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Quesnel, B. C.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
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General Offices: 610 to 024 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver,B.C
London Oflice»   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, - -       '-,       «1,800,000.
ADVERTISE IN THE HERALD
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