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S^UTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM
ame up on
October 10
It was Expected the Case Would Go to the Jury
Tonight but the large Number of Wit-
nesses to he Examined May Carry
it Over lKo tbe Next jQ.ki
KAMLOOPS, B,C, Oct. 12— The Hammond-Herald criminal
libel case came up bjfore Justice Morrison on the 10th and has
been proceeding continuously since then. At the outset counsel for the defense believed the case would terminate with tonight and the matter placed in the hands of the jury for their
verdict but the large number of witnesses present, both for
accused and the complainant, renders this impossible, and may
carry the case inio the middle of next week.
The interest attached to this now celebrated provincial libel
case is becoming keener with each passing day, and the courtroom is packed at each sitting. W. Dollenmeyer. a witness for
the prosecution, arrived here on the 9th, after having travelled
from Willow river to Soda creek by canoe. 	
To Make Life More Pleasant
for the Forest Ranger
An innovation, quite in keeping with
the forestry service, is about to be
incorporated into that branch of the
government. The department is alive
to the fact that the forest ranger's
occupation is not ephemeral or transitory
>n its character and .n support of this
the authorities next season will establish
fixed points, in every ranger's territory,
by the building of permanent cabins,
1 and the making of conditions  more
agreeable for the men who spend 4
. months out of the 12 in the bush.
"It ia necessary to* make some arrangements ao that the rangers will
be fairly comfortable," says Mr. Mac-
Millan, of the forestry section, and for
that purpose log cabins will be built for
their accommodation at convenient
points. If a ranger uses a tent he
must leave it somewhere and when he
returns he finds that it has been stolen
or that a bear has eaten his grub.
Then he gets tired of his job and re
turns to civilization and we lose a good
man.
"Also we must without delay build
trails to places where fires are likely
to occur, through new settlement, or
logging operations, or railway construction. The absence of a trail to
such a place means a delay of a day or
two in reaching it, and thnt might easily
make ail the difference between a little
fire and * big one."
The old reliable Chilcotin arrived on
the 8th-Tuesday-with fifty-five tons
of freight, and left again the following
morning for another trip to Soda Creek.
She carried the following passengers:
M. C. Gray, C. C. Jones, J. W. Ander-
>on, Mrs. McElroy, Miss Raymond and
Errol Wright. '
Nineteen twelve appears to be a bad
year for the British Columbia Express
Company's boats, for they have had a
succession of irritating relays and
accidents never before met with by. the
old concern. The new boat, the Express,
was stalled above the Grand Canyon for
over a month by low water,. and only
came down with the freshet of a couple
of weeks ago. The steamer B.X., the
wat that Let year ran uninterruptedly
the entire season without even taking
the paint of her sides, this year is
meeting with every possible impediment
in th« river and every sunken rock appears to challenge her progress. Earner in the season she punctured herself
in three places at the Indian gardens,
•mx milea below here, had to lighter the
freight up to town, and herself undergo
temporary repairs. Last Tuesday this
boat repeated the same operation on
the same rocks at the same place and
her sixty-five tons of freight had to be
brought up piece-meal, the cause of
the latter accident is attributed to a
defective cable, which parted while the
boat was lining up through the Gardens,
allowing her to fall back with the result
above stated. After temporary repairs
having been effected the B.X. left for
the south Friday morning.
The steamer Quesnel, the latest
candidate on the, river, came in from
the south Friday afternoon with 26 tons
of oats for the Northern Lumber and
Mercantile Co. She passed and was
repassed half a dozen times by the
Steamer Express on her way up, but
the little old boat wormed her way up
in such a way that she came in first.
The only lining she did was at Fort
George canyon. The Quesnel is timed
to leave to-day, Saturday, for the
south. .      i
The Express was at the canyon last
night. She hu 65 tons of merchandise
atoard.
W. F. Cooke returned last Saturday
from Fraser Lake, driving from Tsinikut
Creek to this point in one day, and from
Fraser Lake in 171-2 hours actual time,
over the new road.
AUTO BREAKS DOWN ON
STONEY CREEK WAGON
ROAD
J* Ruttan, « lumberman from Fort
"aser, accompanied by hii daughter,
"'»Ruttan,registered attheNorthern
""•week. While on his way here Mr.
■wtan was unfortunate in breaking
"■J »xle of his automobile about thirty
•J" west of here on the new road.
">e gentlemen from Fort Fraser
"o»eht in the first conveyance on four
"neeis behind horses in the spring of
"Wfrom Blackwater to South Fort
eorge, and had his maehing not broken
CTZn !he pre,ent triP would have
JM the distinction of driving ih the
™*t car over the new Stoney Creek
*"8on road. Mr. Ruttan also drove
"• nm touring car that reached Fort
tJXT\ *]**• Ruttwi •»* dwghter teft
Fort Fraser Tuesday momtng, and
it ia the gentleman's intention to return
here almost immediately and make
arrangements to have a portio i of his
sawmill supplies moved from here for
the coming winter.
Steel on the main line of the Canadian Northern railway will reach the
summit next May, according to A. T.
Fraser, diatrict engineer of the C. N.
R., who haa just returned from a trip
west as far as Tete Jaune Cache.
The C. N. R-i which parallels the
main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific,
beyond the, summit, turns southward
about six miles east of Tete Jaune,
crossing Albreda summit to the waters
of the North Thomson. At mile 30,
B.C., the C. N. R. tunnels into the
mountain for a distance of 1,300 feet.
A large amount of tunnelling and
bridging has to be done along the line in
British Columbia.
The Canadian Parliament  will  be
called together November 14.
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H. C.Mathewson, federal public works department engineer,
arrived on the last 6. X. and on
Friday morning proceeded to
Fraser Lake by canoe, with W.
McLaren and Cyril Scott as fore
and aft pilots. Mr. Mathewson
has been sent here by the Ottawa department to investigate
the practicability of improving
the Nechaco river to na\ igation
and to report upon the best ways
and means of accomplishing this
end.
The Nechaco, as a dependable
stream for river craft, is a very
uncertain little waterway, and
with the exception of a short
time during the summer months,
when the water is very high, is
not entertained by captains who
have respect for their reputations. ;
Wednesday of this week Mr. F. W..
Crawford, British Columbia manager
of the Transcontinental Townsite Co.
Ltd., at South Fort George, received a
telegram from Winnipeg, announcing
that lots in the first Townsite of Central
British Columbia, the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, at Willow River, were open
for sale. This promises a good investment for the public as the Grand Trunk
Company having put their official seal
on the location, have done so with a
clear idea of the surrounding country
and future plans for the road they are
building. The lots have been priced low
and terms made easy, considering the
values. The maximum price for double corners is $700 to $1000, according
to location. Inside lots $260 to $400.
Terms are l-5th of the purchase price
down, balance in eight quarterly payments, without interest. T. ose knowing the Willow River country and the
location of this town, will recognize, a
splendid business and residential section, with a large agricultural community and trading centre, and consequently a place for good and profitable
investment.
Do not. confuse this town of Willow
River with that of Willow City, two or
three mileB away, and which has no
connection whatever with the Grand
Trunk Pacific. Willow River is the registered and authorized name of the
Grand Trunk Pacific station and town.
This townsite is on sale at Winnipeg
and South Fort George, by the Transcontinental Townsite Co., Ltd., authorised agents of the Grand Trunk Pacific, whose offices here are in the Gore &
McGregor block, Third street.
The original townsite comprises an
area of 240 acres, which will be added
to as the populatiou increases, as the
Grand frunk Pacific interests own and
control sufficient land in thc vicinity to
make it a town of the first importance.
Word received by wire from Winnipeg advises Mr. Crawford thatabigde-
mand for Willow River lots is evident
in that city.
' At the instigation of the Ashcroft
board of trade the C. P. R. has reduced
its rates on potatoes to the coast from
20 cents to 13 cents.
Ban Placed on "Pea-Pool"
and the Nickel-in-the Crack
The festive little "pea pool"
ball has taken to its shell for the
winter and possibly for all time,
for a decree has gone forth that
henceforth no more "pea-pool"
will be permitted to be played in
pool rooms or other places in this
neighborhood. The edict went
forth this week and the police
supplemented this with an intimation thatnickel-in-the-slot machines must turn their faces to
the dead wall. Accompanying
this moral wave order went forth
another ukase to the effect that
dice-shaking and the playing of
cards in public places with chips
was contrary to good legal form
and had to be discontinued. If
this good work keeps up the community may wake up some fine
morning to find that "promoting
wildcats" has come under the
ban of the public censor. Measured from a world-wide communal standpoint there is more rascality in blue prints and town-
site maps today than there is in
all the shell games grouped, and
the harm resultant therefrom a
hundredfoldmore pernicious than
all the catch-penny games that
mortal finds solace in.
Will Establish Big Stock Farm
on the Fraser at little Salmon
One of the enthusiastic holders of Fraser river lands is at
present in town and registered
at the Northern hotel. It is Mr.
M. C, Gray, of Pullman, Wash.,
a recognized stock breeder of the
Pacific Nortwest, and an authority on the horse,. Mr. Gray's success in breeding blooded stock in
Washington, partly under the
sanction and patronage of that
state, led him to cast an eye in
search of a location for- a similar
institution in this section of British Columbia. Accordingly, a
couple of scouts were despatched
early last year to make a selection of land for this purpose, and
so satisfied was Mr. Gray with
the location on the Fraser, at the
mouth of the Salmon, that on his
return to the coast last fall, he
further enlarged his holdings at
Salmon river and purchased Lot
798, upon which stands the proposed town of Fraser City. This
is now incorporated in his holdings. The area embraced in the
mammoth breeding station are
Lots 788, 794, 795, 796, 799 and
800, with a frontage of 5 miles
on the Fraser river and 2 3-4
miles on the Little Salmon. The
property will have good railroad
service, as it is served by the G.
T. P. on the eastern frontage.
and a projected line cuts the
property on its western border.
"The acquisition of Fraser
City," stated Mr. Gray, "is not
for the purpose of exploiting
a townsite. That is not my mission. Townsite exploitation is
a thing apart from what I have
in contemplation, and as that
is a new industry jfvith.many de
votees in this section, it will be
left severely alone,
"This does not mean, however,
that that there will be no settlement a't Fraser City, for the
point is admirably situated for a
thriving burg. What I mean
is .that the townsite will not be
exploited at the expense of the
breeding farm., Anyone wantingx
a lot there can have one, of
course. There will be ample
business to justify the erection
of an hotel) store and sawmill to
serve, the adjacent community,
a section already fast filling up
with a sturdy class of settlers.
"Plans are under way for the
erection of a sawmill, a large
hotel and a store. Electricity
will be generated by water power from the Little Salmon.
"Mr. Gray carries 58 years on
his shoulders, and has visited every part of the United States.
He was in Omaha when he could
have pre-empted 160 acres in the
heart of that city. He was
in Kansas at a time when he
could have done the same thing
in any one of that state's cities.
He was a young man then and
had no adequate vision of the
expansion that was in store for
the west. "But," continued Mr.
Gray, "unless all the signs of
times fail, British Columbia will
be one of the most eagerly sought
places for mixed farming on the
North American continent. Its
rich valley lands, the work of
centuries' gathering, tempered
as it is by the warm chinook
winds at intervals during the
winter, makes it a land not long
to remain in the obscure position
of the past."
HOCKEY CLUB MEETS AND
ELECTS OFFICERS FOR
WINTER SEASON
At a meeting held Wednesday night
the South Fort George Hockey  and
Skating club elected the following officers for the ensuing term :
Hon. President-T. W. Heme.
Hon. Vice-President—Al. Johnson.
President—J. E. L. Armstrong.
Sec.-Treas. -Archie Crozier.
Vice-President—Russell Peden.
Team Manager-Geo. E. McLaughlin.
Rink Committee: J.E.L. Armstrong,
Geo. E. McLaughlin, G. H. Harris,
A. E. Forrest and Jack Flynn.
The location of the rink is left in the
hands of the Rink committee and will
probably be on last year's site or on
the Hudson's Bay slough.
The club intends to give the public a
large sheet of good ice, well lighted and
fenced off and provided with a good
dressing room, and in return will, no
doubt receive a liberal patronage. No
time will be lost, the hoys say, in getting a hockey seven into shape td carry
away the solid silver cup being offered
by the Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Co., Ltd., emblematical of the championship of the Northern interior.
Season tickets will be issued to men
for $10 and ladies and children for $5.
The admission to non-ticket holders to
the ice h. s been fixed at 60 cents.'
At a meeting held Tuesday night,
the trustees of the Carney cup considered the protest of the Central Fort
George baseball team, against the
South ball players having G. T. P.
players on their team. The trustees
ruled that the protested players are
resident of South, and furthermore
that South is part of the G. T. P., and
dismissed the protest without further
adoo.
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FORT GEORGE HERALD
l»UBLISMIOBY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING CO. Ud.
J. I. DAMIEU.. PKMIOfNl
Devoted   to   the   interests   ol   Fort
Oeorge aud tbe entire North-
era Interior.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
Under the game regulations of
1912, close season is ordered for
beaver until November, 1913.
The Indians on the Peace, Liard
and the Stickine are alone exempted from the operations of
the act. In former years, when
beaver was protected, the line of |
demarcation for its operation was
south of the Blackwater, and Indians north of this line were not
molested in the taking of this
fur-bearing animal. Just why
not this year is a difficult matter
to understand. Beaver are plentiful in the swift-running waters
of the Willow, Bear, Big Salmon,
Clearwater and Smoky, and old
Indians aver they never were
more numerous.
In different parts of the district
the beaver is considered a pest
by the agriculturist and a menace
to the patient pre-emptor who
awakens in the morning to find
that the industrious animal has
"changed the current of events"
and rendered abortive work performed at considerable expense
in time and money. As this section of Cariboo is fast coming into her own as an agricultural
community, it follows, as night
does the day, that the part elimination or reduction of the harmful work of the beaver is good
and ample reason why this animal should have no friends at
court. Cariboo cannot stand for
eternity being dubbed a "beaver
reserve." It has passed that
bucolic stage and henceforth
men will be found where beaver
previously held unmolested sway.
This is the age of people, not for
the propagation of animals.
The operations of the act north
of the Blackwater works a dual
hardship on the Indian. The
yearly decrease in the taking of
salmon makes the self-sustaining
native place greater stress upon
the beaver meat as j means of
sustenance through the long winter months. He has moulded his
action in the past to this environment and deflection from this
is an injury not tempered with
justice.
when considering the voluminous
and heavy loads hauled over the
old road, makes it more to the
interest of the settler to choose
the one of less resistance.
One minor disadvantage on the
new road is the lack of sufficient
road houses and stabling facilities. Tne only ones at present
are Slim Miller's, 15 miles west,
and W. Girdewood's, 30 miles
further west. On good authority, however, we are advised that
another one will be built and installed ere sleighing commences,
at Clucolz creek, about 42 miles
west, and probably another installed from the Stoney creek
| end at Tsinkett creek, 54 miles
west. With these road houses
in operation we may expect a
large and increasing traffic from
the Nechaco and with all the
steamboats again running, our
old but lately inaccessible neighbors from the fertile valley to
our west, will find here the largest stocks of general merchandise in Cariboo to choose from
for their wants, and a remunerative market for their produce.
The Lonaon  nmcs, i»< „,
to the late Sir Richard Cart-'
wright, says: "He belonged to1
a type none too common anywhere and extremely rare in a
new country. Although a man
of wealth and refinement, he
threw his ease to the winds and
devoted himself to politics with a
disinterestedness and energy
which the bitterness of Canadian
public life nor a long series of
defeats could lessen by a jot "
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE COMPANY, UMITED
W. F. Cooke Geo. E. McLaughlin' Russel Peden
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 Sunday 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.
WANTED
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter. Good sheds or stabling if required.
For further information apDlv to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek
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The South Fort George Stoney
Creek   road is now practically
completed.   As clearly as can be
ascertained, the distance from
here to the Stoney Creek Indian
village is 75 miles; to the Hudson's Bay post on Fraser lake it
is about 100 miles, and to Milne's
Landing about 70miles. The road
itself, considering the comparatively short time spent on it, is
an excellent one; a credit to the
department of works, to the road
superintendent and the men in
direct charge of the undertaking.
In the matter of wagon roads
this road ia probably the most
important to South Fort George
of any road built out of here
heretofore, connecting, as it does,
to undoubtedly the finest mixed
farming area of any great extent
in the province.
Up to the present Quesnel has
been the outfitting point for settlers in the Nechaco and Fraser
lake sections. Now it will be
possible for these settlers] to
make a round trip to South Fort
George in about the same time
as it takes to make a one-way
one from Quesnel to the valley.
Not only has this route from
here the advantage in distance,
but it likewise possesses an added advantage in grade, which,
LAND PURCHASE AND ITS EVILS
Editor Herald:
Sir: Old-timers in this district who have inte-'
rested themselves in the tomorrow of the country,
as well as the today, have been often heard to declare that the wholesale sale of lands as carried on
by the lands administration of this province for
years would retard the development of the country for 50 years. Every day evidence of the truth
of this statement becomes more apparent. Possibly
the government thought that the wild land tax,
timber and fire protection fees would make speculators dispose of their holdings at reasonaple figures; but such does not appear to be the case.
The price of good land held by speculators is increasing instead of decreasing and any sales that
are being made are simply from one speculator to
another,   No man of ordinary circumstances, who
must till a farm to live that he buys in a wooded
section, uncleared, can exist without mortgaging
his farm, chattels, his and his family's happiness
and future, if he has to pay from $20 to $35 per
acre for it.   How different a standing this country
would have had today if ordinary intelligence had
been used and only every other section sold to speculators?  Or knowing, as they must have known,
that railroads traversing this province must follow
the water grades, to have reserved say, five miles
on each side of the great rivers for pre-emption
only.   What a difference it would have made to
South Fort George today, and no man could venture a guess as to the difference which would have
resulted fifty years hence.   We have a business
government, it is said, and boasted of quite true,
perhaps, but business is souless, and a government
should never forget it is the father of its people.
Another great crime arising out of the sale of
land in large blocks is that it makes it impossible,
under the present school regulations, for many
pre-emptors' families for years to come to be able
to have a school, on account of lack of scholars.
The lack of scholars is accounted for by the fact
that in many cases the next family is on land that
was open for pre-emption and a large block of purchased land stand between them, that may be
held by speculators for years to come.   I have
heard it boasted by members of the government of
this province, that if there is any one branch of
the service in which they excel it is in the administration of affairs pertaining to education.    In so
far as I am concerned I cannot see where the department of education has proved it in this section
of the province.   In this district today there are
dozens of children denied the privilege of going to
school.   Right here in our town dozens of children
are running on the streets, that must pay for their
lack of education in years to come, because the department of education has probably pigeon-holed
the correspondence relating to the erection of a
school fit for children to sit in.
In the outlying districts, if the department is
sincere in its desire, as it should be, to see every
boy and girl in this country get a chance at schooling, must formulate some line of action and if necessary build schools at certain points in the outlying farming sections, where children may secure
board and lodging, as well as schooling, at the
loweBt possible cost. The government, past and
present, has reaped the harvest of the wholesale
disposal of lands, and they surely now must not
forget the people who have been the innocent victims of their 4ack of foresight.
OBSERVER.
South Fort George, Oct. 7.
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George'wehave 1,000,000 feet
of best assorted lumber stock
in Central British Columbia.
In our yard at Fort George we
also carry a splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise and Groceries
We have now in stock in m
store a carefully and person
ally selected* line of groceZ
and merchandise.
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - CarhatFj
Overhall'8, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothing
House of Hobberhn, m^.^
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A ss fkntHiiave. for the field we excel<
jf-fjl UUlllllvl 9 Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip. We have made a life study of
this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal.
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
DaimashIiav We carry everything required to erect
KclllCisinCr a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navi-
gation Co., Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost
TIMOTHY HAY AND
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE
GENERAL
BLACKSMITHING
The
Northern Lumber & Mercantik
Company, Limited
— South -
Fort George
Business
Property
■Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns In Canada that have little
or no future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.
-Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own. Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to~do, in a short time?
-Wc hove re-listings of lote that wUl
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 tne
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
i. I CO., LUTED
4034
Cotton
Vancouver,
8.C.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort Georg* Gardens District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice   that I, Lester  Roy
Walker of South Fort Oeorge, B. C.
occupation cruiser, intends to apply
,or permission to purchase the   lol-
lowing described lands-
Commencing at a post planted  at
tbe northwest corner ol Section thirty-four, Township nine, range   four;
tbence south 80   chains; thence west
go cbainB;  thence   north 80 chains;
tbence east 80  chains- to point    ol
commencement, containing six   hundred and forty acres, more or less.
LESTER ROY WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Russety Robert Walker, of South Fort Oeorge, B
C,, occupation land agent, intends
to apply ,or permission to purchase
tbe folk-wing described lands:
ComriK'ncing at a post planted at
tbe northeast corner of Section twen-
ty-streti, Township nine, range four;
thence north 40 chains; thence west
go cbains; thence south 40 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of
'■ommencement, containing three
hundred and twenty acres, more or
less.
RUSSELL ROBERT WALKER.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walker, of London, Ont., occupation
clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:.
Commencing at a post planted at
the Northwest corner of section thirty, township four, range four;; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
north 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 320 acres,
more or less.
JOSEPH WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRIOT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice J that I, All:e Bucr
Walker, ot London, Oat., occupation
married woman, Intends to apply fur
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
ibe northwest corner of Section thirty, township four, range tour; thence
north eo chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 40 ehains;
thence west 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence east 80 chaina to
point of commencement, containing
four hundred and eighty acres, more
or less. ALICE ENOR WALKER,
Ruaaell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
To Outsiders
——^_____^>__
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George diltrict. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Fresh
West
Mattes,
Meats  •"*
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARItfT
nn genu in
nun ran home
HIE=
CUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers* supplies
a specialty
F°urpooltables
Splendid environment!
J
Occidental
Hotel
QUESNEL
B.C.
L
Most modem up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Columbia.
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
*
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
City Livery, Feed &
BsjsfSULC    u3ll3lDIl©S PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
ROCK MEN WANTED
D.J. Carey & Co. wants one or two'good station gangs
of good rock men to take rock cut at Willow River.
D. J. CAREY & COMPANY
Apply
At camp at mouth of Willow River
RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
WANTED
Men for cutting"right-of-way by theacre, west of Mud
River.   Good*prices.   Work all winter;
Apply
OEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals 60 Carta
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Intend Biriltfoig?
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 GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
■STWATIS SCSHITTSD.
Robert Spinks
Paintii
South Fort George : B.C.
P. A. Landry J. H. McGbcoos J.F.Tehfleton
T. A. KlLLY, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   CetaaahU   KsuuJ   Barrerm
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Clumbers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. BoxlB, Phone<M.
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE. B. C.
A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
wV'sV/Aws»''l'4<''sV,sV's¥tfy'sVy>!'
a Do you contemplate \
BUILDING?       \
ji Then investigate our workmanship and  K
tA get our estimates |»
DANFORTH & H'INNIS      I
Contractors
and Builders
Hamilton and H
First streets   K
T4
fcWI5H»<W5^RSB^B<W*WWSB^^SKi
Fort George. B.C. Victoria, B.C.   „
Green Bros., Borden & Co.
Ors Eiessw, Dwlsjss k I. CUM jwwwri
Surveyil of Lands, Mines. Townsites. Timber
Limit*, 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
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WESLEY &
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden TracU.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 30 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre .      $25
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
V
SU
1=1 Roberts, Jones & Willson o
' DWUUIItOWmjhlHThMc..    E.E.J0NES.     ». J. SEIWYN-WIUSON, Mur.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE Fan Laads. Gardes TracU. Timber limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable lorn lets.
LIST YOUR. PROPERTIES WITH US. ^t^^tt
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Ofcet: Hamilton Aveue, Soutb Fert Georje: Central Avenue, Fort Geonje, B. C
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AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Moathlr aad weekly rates aa aa*
plication
^
Best ot 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
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE rnuu *-w»*
BEcMrDisTwa]0
Most of the v. t losses in the Seeley
case have returned home. The jury in
this case was out half an hour and re
turned a verdict of guilty with a strong
recommendation to mercy. Justice
Morrison acquitted the prisoner on
suspended sentence, the day following
the verdict.
G. C. Taylor, Dun's representative,
was an arrival in town this week.
Wm. Kennedy, of Kennedy, Blair
<ft Co., with Mrs. Kennedy, returned
from an extended visit in the east.
Mr. Kennedy says the west looks good
to him.
On Sunday, the 6th, Miss L. Linditrom
was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to C. Markstrom, both of South
Fort George. . Rev. Mr. Williams
performed the ceremony at St. Stephen's
church.
Among the passengers outward hound
on the last trip of the Chilcotin was
Mrs. C. McElroy, who goes on an extended visit to relatives and friends
in New York state, where the Christmas
holidays will . e spent. Mrs. McElroy
will be accompanied by Chas. D. Brown
as far as New York city, and will
travel over the C.P.R. to Chicago.
Mrs. J. Quinn and family returned to
town last week after several months
spent visiting relatives in Alberta.
Mr. B. C. Gardner, Bank of B. N. A.
inspector, came in by stage last Friday
week and after a week's stay here
left yesterday morning by the steamer
B.X. for the south.
NOTICE
The undersigned hereby give's
notice to all concerned that Mr.
Sten Lund has ceased to be superintendent of the Lund-Rogers
Construction Co., of St. Paul,
Minnesota, U. S. A., and that all
parties transacting business
and advancing credit to said
Lund in any capacity affecting
the interests of said company,
do so at their own personal risk
and loss.
LUND-ROGERS CONSTRUCTION
COMPANY,
Per Wm. C. Rogers, Treas.
Fred. Wright, the jail breaker
and railway camp cache robber,
was taken down river yesterday
on the B. X. on his way to Kamloops, where he will be lodged
till the spring assizes at Clinton.
Four Siwashes, charged with
drunkenness, came up before
Magistrate Heme on Thursday,
Three will spend part of the chilly fall as government guests in
jail.
Government road work in the
district is about completed for
the year. Foremen Somerville
and Culleton are winding up the
Stoney creek road, and P. Cameron is* fixing up bad holes in the
immediate vicinity of the town.
Supt. McNiven is getting into
readiness to put a bridge across
the foot of Fraser lake and a
warehouse near the government
offices at Fort Fraser. He will
return towards the end of the
month.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The partnership heretore subsisting between Hoy & Johnson,
storekeepers and ranchers, at
Minle's Landing, B. G, has been
dissolved by mutual consent. All
debts due said firm are to be paid
to the undersigned, who will continue the business, and all liabilities due by the firm, met by me.
D. H. HOY,
South Fort George, Oct. 12.
MONEY MAY BE UBAm»'"
Money may be dearer. Eastern advices say "there is a possibility tbat
money in Canada may be dearer the
coming autumn, but there will be no
stringency. The call rate is 5 1-2
per cent, which rate has ruled in
Montreal for several months. The
banks will be in a better condition
this year than ever before to meet
needed requirements lor crop moving purposes.
"Note circulation in MU expanded from $89,000,000 in July to $105,-
000,0;0. With the same increase this
year during a similar period the
note circulation Would expand Irom
596,000,000 to $U2,0OD.O0O. Still the
latter amount is $1,500,000 less than
the present paid up capital ol Canadian banks, the capital of which
has increased eleven millions with
twelve months."    ____^__—__
APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL
Liquor Act, 1910 (Section 42.)
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the first day of December next, application will be ma'le to the Superintendent ot Provincial Police, for
renewal of the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail, in the hotel, known
as the Hotel Northern, situate at
South Fort George, in the Province
of British Columbia.
ALBERT JOHNSON.
Dated the first day of Oct., 1912.
FRASER LAKE ITEMS
A correspondent writing from Fort
Fraser tells us a great deal of slashing
has been done. The government buildings are about completed, a building for
a bank under construction; also one for
a drug store and an hotel. A good
sawmill, the property of J. Ruttan, is
also operating, and boards are being
taken away from the saw and nailed up
before they are cold on the above buildings enumerated.
The Hudson's Bay Company's factor
at Fraser Lake is urging the company
to have all freight for Fraser Lake
delivered at South Fort George, so it
can be hauled over the new wagon
road. A big saving is in sight, he
says.
Schady Bros., who have had the contract for 84 miles of right of way from
four miles esst of Fraser Lake west,
have completed their work. A good
portion of this w ss sublet to Siwashes.
The potato crop around Fisser Lake
is a bumper one. They tre selling for
4 cents per pound. Oats and hay are
thin. Grain is retailing st 10 cents per
pound.
Hay coBts the railroad contractors on
the Burns and  Decker lakes contract
$150 per ton.   Who wouldn't be a far-'
mer at this figure for hsy ?
Willow City
On the main line of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
and the terminal of a branch of
the Pacific and Hudson Bay Railway
At the junction of the Fraser and Willow Riv-
erB, is the very heart of thousands of acres of the
most fertile and productive land in the world—the
gateway and logical distributing point for the
wonderful Peace River Country, the opulent Salmon,
Crooked and Willow^ River valleys and the rich
Cariboo mining district. v
With the'assurance that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway will be completed into WILLOW
CITY before the close of next year; with the
Pacific and Hudson Bay Railway having reserved
large trackage and depot sites in WILLOW CITY;
and with the Cariboo, Barkerville and Willow
River and eight other railroads projected into
Central Bricish Columbia is sufficient for the most
careful investor:
WRITE TODAY for maps, plats and printed
matter about WILLOW CITY where early investors,
just'as they did at Fort George, will reap the
profits certain to be made on lots bought now.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation, Ltd.
513 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
A large shipment just received of ,
New Books
By the best authors.
Toilet articlen, Patent Medicines       Druggists' Sundries       Msgaiinei, Books, Stationer
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
/
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land >
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices 1619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vaacoavtr, B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL,
•1,500,000.
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
xSouth Fort George, B.C.
Navigation soon closet,
Then come winter rates,
Hurry Up
««  • Consign vour goods via
Mr. Shipper -j-wiw*,.
STEAMERS "B. I" AND 1C. EXPRESS."
They, will reach you within 40 hours from Soda Creek, being
EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES
Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |     Amb Eioet fifty Mm Mm     | 1918
tb. Bank of British North America
Your money li safer in the Bank than in your house or in your
pocket. It ia not tied up. You can get lt out at any time without delay. NOTES dlaeounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders timed.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH.
J. MUNM, ACTING MANA6Q
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
> INCORPORATED ltf»
^'.•.•.■.•"•••.ffl
T-oUl Aaseta 179,900,000
Head Office     -       -       -       -     Montreal, Qt*
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
CAPITAL AVTHOBWD
DIRECTORS
TAMCOi™...*^
K. P. McLKNNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B. C.
L* W. SHATFORD Esq., M. L. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATBK80N. Lieutenant-Governor British Columbia.
U. fl.   CAKLIN.
Capitalist. Vietorla, B.C.
A. ISTEL Eiq.       /
C. S. DOUGLAS Esq.
Robert Kennedy,   New Witta**
•I.T'llITOHELL. Esq.. CieM*
Vietorla. B. O. „ „„„, ,
E. H. HEAPS. Esq.. K..H* HeW •
Co.. Lumber and Timber: ?«*«»
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd-. »""r
▼or. ■• °- -   . -«»tlt
J. A. HARVET. *GJ1-„KP„:';"|X
ol Cranbrook. B.C.. Vaneouv r, im.
LT^V. SHATFORD, General »P-
GENERAL BANKING BU8INE88 TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F.'LIPSCOMB,' Manager.
Fort George Hardware fa
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work don^
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
•        SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
GISCOMB PORTAGE Is the natm*1
outfitting point for the
Peace River Country,
At Giscomb Pbrtage we have a large stock of Ke"f™0ftb
chandise, carefully selected to fill all the reuuiremenw
traveller amntor8 *
Our store is the logical supply point for pre-enip   ,.n-
others located up the river. All steamboats call, at.our_i» Gg
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DELIVERING Jg^
IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. You can /« f0
freight to us at South Fort George and we will aew*1
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace River
CANOES AND BOATS F0R8A1I*>E  -.-efAjl"
SEAB ACH & HUBLE USSttt™*"
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