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 [OL. 3, NO. 19.
Ashcroft, May 10.-Two more
[en, members of a posse sent out
•om Clinton to capture the In-
ian outlaws, Moses Paul and
jaul Spintlam,' were shot and
filed a few miles south of the
BO Mile House yesterday. The
lurderers escaped into the hills.
(Ashcroft, B. C., May 4. -A
f>8se of ten picked men left Aah-
loft this morning for the point
W Clinton where Provincial
instable Alexander Kindness
ks yesterday shot and killed by
Wes Paul and Paul Spintlam,
i outlaw Indians who he had
leavored to arrest. The out-
Is, who were wanted by the
Ice on a murder charge, were
Ited five miles from Clinton
I fly yesterday morning by a
n named Truan, and word was
t to Clinton where Constable
ndness had been on duty dur-
\ the assizes. With five special
jistables, Kindness set out at
Ce to apprehend the  desper-
The posse tracked the Indians
■ seveaal miles through a heavy
{•ush country and came across
fieir horses and some camp equipment. There was no sign of the
\en and the opinion was express-
Ithat they fled on the approach
the officers, leaving their
brses behind.
[As  Kindness   attempted   to
Ipture one of the horses, how-
yer, a shot was fired from be-
|nd a log and the constable fell,
jiot through the heart.   A sec-
&d shot   wounded   Constable
prrest Loring in the right fore-
but not seriously.     With
i left hand Loring sent several
lots after the retreating figure
: one of the Indians, but failed
i hit the mark.
[The Indians fled after firing
lie two shots and though pursued by the members of the posse
nadegood their escape through
Ihe dense brush.   Word of the
mrder was at once sent to Clin-
Dnanda well-armed posse at
|nce started in pursuit of the
ugitives.  This morning a second
>osse started from Ashcroft.   It
|s composed of well-armed and
-ill-seasoned hunters and cowboys, all crack shots and expert
Paul and Spintlam, the  two
outlaws, have now three charges
of murder against them.   About
a year ago they were arrested on
a charge of murdering a  man
named White, but while awaiting
trial easily  made their escape
from the old log jail at Clinton.
Once out they murdered a Chinaman, the only witness of  the
crime of which they were first
i accused, and at once took to the
hills.    There, aided  by   other
j Indians and protected  by   the
ruggedness of the country, they
w»e able to set the officers at
: defiance.     A reward of $1500
offered for their capture failed to
I have any effect.
Kindness, the murdered constable,* was a young Scotsman,
28 years of age. About a year
ago he was connected with the
Provincial police at Vancouver
a"d distinguished himself by
some clever captures of smug-
Forty miles south of here, at
White's Landing, the first party
of Scotch argiculturists were
landed on Tuesday to commence
development work on the ten-
thousand-acre tract recently
acquired by the Duke of Sutherland from the North Coast Land
Sixteen men are included in
the first party of colonists, and
they have with them six teams
of horses, wagons and a full outfit of farming implements. The
party was outfitted at Ashcroft
and with thier loaded wagons
drove to Quesnel where they
took the steamer B.X. and were
landed right on the duke's estate.
Already they are at work clearing and plowing the land and
will have a considerable area
under crop this year. Mr, Milligan, an expert Scottish farmer,
is in charge of the party and is
superintending the operations on
the land,
A party of government road-
builders are building roads from
the river to connect with all parts
of the estate, a grant of $5000
having been made for this purpose.
Later in the season, when seeding has been completed and
houses and other accommodations
provided, a second and larger
party will arrive. Within the
next year there will be a population of three or four hundred
people on this .large block of
land, as it is the intention to
settle a family on each quarter
section, A model town will be
built on the old country plan,
and thi? entire ("population will
come from the British Isles. The
settlers will be all of the very
best class and must be experienced men in their different branches
of work, possessed of the highest
F. P. Burden, P.L.S., has gone
to Vancouver for a short visit.
Mrs. Wm. Blair left this week
on a visit to friends at Vancouver.
Mr. M. Montgomery, barrister
and solicitor, late of the wel!-
known legal firm of Burns &
Walkem, Vancouver, arrived here
early in the week and has opened
his office in the premises vacated
by M, C. Wiggins, opposite the
Herald office, Mr. Montgomery,
like all others who have studied
the local townsite question from
an impartial viewpoint, decided
to put in with South Fort George.
R. M. Pallatt, divisional fire
warden, announces the appointment of the following district
wardens for the ensuing year:
Fort George and west to Stoney
Creek, J. McLean ; Quesnel, T
Booth; Barkerville, J. Smith;
Soda Creek, F, Shepherd; Clinton, Jas, McKinley. The appointment of two wardens who will
have charge of the district between here and Tete Jaune Cache
will be made within the next few
glers. On one occasion he apprehended some Chinese who were
endeavoring to smuggle about
$2000 worth of opium. Before
joining the police force he had
been in the employ of the British
Columbia Electric,
Mr. and Mrs. C. E. McElroy
went to Soda Creek on the last
trip of the Chilcotin.
John Fountain left today with
a party of Gray's surveyors for
his timber limits on the upper
The tent annex of Hotel Northern is being well patronized.
Every boat brings its quota of
The mail steamer B.X. will be
running on schedule next week,
arriving here Monday and Thursday afternoons.
Walter Crocker has returned
from a short visit to his home at
Victoria. He will take up active
work on his Willow river ranch.
"Doc." Campbell, of Gore &
McGregor's survey staff, arrived
on Thursday's boat and leaves
next week-to complete some surveys on the upper Fraser.
W. F. Cooke returned Monday
from Quesnel where he had been
confined to the hospital with an
injured knee, He is attending to
business every day though still
wearing a decided limp.
McGaghran & Thorne desire to
inform the public that they have
discontinued the bakery business
and now devote their entire attention to the manufacture of
confectionery and ice cream.
Those who feel called upon to
express sympathy with the unhappy lot of the once noble but
fast degenerating red man; with
his lack of creature comforts and
general wretchedness of existence, can save their sympathy
for some of their more civilized
fellows—that is, if the Dominion
government's plans concerning
the new habitations for the local
tribesmen are carried out.
When the Indian reserve adjoining this town was purchased
by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company for townsite and
terminal purposes, the Dominion
authorities contracted to erect
new homes for the Indians on
either of the other reserves the
natives may elect. Plans for the
residences and for a church and
school were received this week by
local contractors. The government is evidently going to make
good its promises as regards ideal
homes. Oak door-sills, concrete
basements, and weight-hung windows figure prominently in the
Local builders are in a quandary after endeavoring to estimate the cost of the work. Some
of the lumber specified in the
plans would have to be brought
in from Eastern Canada and the
cost of freight alone would run
intc thousands of dollars.
The department of Indian Affairs must have a very vague
idea of conditions here, or such
plans would never have been
submitted for public tender.
Local organizations are asking
Ottawa if substitutions of materials can be made.
Malcolm McNevin went down
to White's Landing early in the
week to look over the country
through which the government
roads are being built. Colonists
on the Sutherland estate are constructing a wharf at the Landing.
W, B. Dean arrived this week
from (Jalgary, where he spent
the past four months, Interest
in the Fort George country is
very keen in Alberta, says Mr.
Dean, and many Calgarians are
preparing to look this country
over this summer.
A Vancouver paper of recent
date intimates that New Hazelton is to be the first passenger
divisional point east of Prince
Rupert. The same paper announces that Amunsden will be
the name of a townsite to be put
on the market shortly at the first
freight divisional point which
will be on Anderson's Island
some distance west of Skeena
Crossing bridge,
Several parties of raftsmen and
canoemen have arrived this week
from up river. They report things
booming in the vicinity of Tete
Jaune Cache, and construction
being pushed for nearly a hundred miles west of the Cache and
towards this point. Work is carried on 24 hours a day and seven
days in the week. The roar of
explosives and the clatter of the,
big steam shovels and donkey
engines is almost deafening at
several points, they say,
Mr. Thos. W. Heme, who for
the past year has been temporary
government agent here, was notified yesterday that his appointment had been made permanent,
This will be pleasing news to all
residents of the district who have
had occasion to seek information
from and to consult with the provincial government's local representative.
Mr. Heme was originally slated
for the agency to be established
at Fraser Lake, and came here
during the illness of the late Geo,
J. Walker, The provincial government have had ample proof of
Mr. Heme's wise and just administration of affairs here and the
Herald hastens to welcome Mr.
Heme into permanent citizenship.
At a meeting of the Fraser
Lake Conservative Association
held at that place on the Ilth of
last month, the following were
elected officers for the current
Hon. President—Hon. Richard
Hon. Vice-President—J. A.
Fraser, M.L.A.
President—G. Cuzner, M.D.
Vice-President—J. Braithwaite
Sec.-Treas. —George Ogston.
Executive Committee—Messrs.
O. Larson, Fred Clarke, E. Good-
all, S. G. Ridge and Angus
Ludwig Wadman, a young German, aged 26, was drowned yesterday in the Grand Canyon on
the upper Fraser. With two
companions Wadman had embarked at Tete Jaune Cache in a flat-
bottomed boat, their goal being
Fort George. Knowing nothing
of the danger that awaited them
they paddled heedlessly down
stream into the treacherous can-.
yon whirlpool. Their frail craft
was caught in the swirl and immediately capsized. The three
men were thrown into the water,
but thejtwo survivors managed to
cling to the boat and after being
buffeted against the rocks and
whirling dizzily in the current
landed near the bank. Wadman
was unable to reach the boat and
was drawn under by the suction
of the whirlpool.
The survivors reached here today and informed the police of
their companion's death.
More than one hundred years
ago, before the white man's
steamboat had awakened the
echoes in the forests lining the
banks of the mighty Fraser, South
Fort George was the commercial
centre for the vast hunting
grounds lying to the four points
of the compass. Within the past
five years the advent of the white
man in constantly increasing
numbers has driven the trappers'
quarry farther north, but the
diminishing fur catch has been
amply made up in the multiplicity of civilization's commerce
that is daily transferred on the
local waterfront.
Yesterday morning there arrived down the Stewart and Nechaco
rivers from Stewart Lake one of
the old-time scows manned by
fifteen stalwart Indians, They
will load about ten tons of merchandise^or Hamilton & Williamson's store at Stewart Lake, and
with pole and tow line will slowly work their way up the 150
miles of swift water to their destination. If fortune favors, they
will reach Stewart Lake in two
weeks' time.
Down in the Fort George Lumber & Trading company's warehouse lie tons of merchandise for
Seeback & Hubble's Giscombe
stare, and next Tuesday the big
steamer Chilcotin will make 'a
trip up the Fraser to deliver this
freight at the merchants' door,
If sufficient cargo offers the Chilcotin will go farther up-river.
The B. C, Express company's
warehouse is also w.ell stocked
with goods for Stony Creek, Fraser Lake and points up the Nechaco. When their new light-
draft steamer is completed, which
will be in the course of the next
three weeks, this freight will be
delivered at its destination.
The G, T. P. land and townsite
department are reported to have
a deal on now for a townsite to
be located at or near Deckers
Lake at Mile 305. Harry How-
son, who is well known all through
the interior, is connected with
the deal. in,
Kill I UtUKUt ntlULU
Devoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
George and  the entire Northern  Interior.
J. B. DANIELL, Editor.
The election of members of the
Yukon territorial council, held on
the 29th of April, resulted in the
return of eight Conservatives and
two Liberals. The previous council, elected three years ago, con
sisted of six Liberals and four
Conservatives, but as the Liberal
representation was divided
against itself, the Conservatives,
under the leadership of the present Commissioner, Hon. George
Black, dictated the policy of the
council, and by adroit political
maneuvers insured the success of
their own friends in the recent
elections. Contributing to the
same result was the prestige of
the federal government, in which
Yukon is represented by the able
and influential Dr. Thompson,
who during the last session of
parliament succeeded in having
the grants to his constituency
materially increased.
In the earlier days of Yukon's
history Dr. Thompson was champion of the miners' cause when a
mixed council of appointed and
elective members passed ordinances to suit the convenience of
concessionaires who were friendly to their master, the Hon, Clifford Sifton, then Minister of the
Interior. Those days have passed
in Yukon, and with them the
glamour which led some to fortune, many to disappointment,
but all to a knowledge of the iniquity of an administration controlled by a coterie of salaried
officials who sat in council by virtue of a federal appointment.
The new Commissioner and
Council have before them the
problem of reviving industry and
encouraging the development of
new districts where quartz and
placer have hitherto been little
regarded further than by the
performance of annual assessment work. The difficulties (f
transportation have always been
the most serious obstacle to the
prospector, and although the vast
fields of gold-bearing gravel that
are known to exist throughout
the territory may not carry values
sufficiently high to allow of their
development under present conditions, it is not improbable that
relief will some day be found in
the extension to the Yukon of
railways now under construction
to the Peace river country to develop the agricultural and mineral resources of that great valley.
The statement that Sir Thomas
Tait has been appointed to succeed the late Mr. 0 M. Hays as
president and general manager of
the Grand Trunk Facific Railway
system, has not been  officially
confirmed.   As a Vancouver exchange points out, it is a commentary on the demanding nature
of the world's work, especially in
the case of pivotal men, that
while the tragic circumstances of
Mr. Hays' death are fresh in the
public mind, the conviction that
the helm of such vast responsibilities can not be left without a
hand upon the tiller, forces the
directors of the railway to the
selection of a successor.
If the choice falls upon Sir
Thomas Tait it is scarcely necessary to say that his appointment
would be a rr.o t popular one
throughout the Dominion. A native born Canadian, son of Chief
Justice Tait, his career has done
credit to his blood and education,
he stands on a level with the
fir*3nost rtilway men of the
world. As secretary to Sir William Van Home, and afterwards
vice-president and general manager of the Canadian Pacific Railway, he not only proved himself
a most able man of affairs, but
he succeeded in awakening the
enthusiastic loyalty of all under
his command. His going to Australia in 1903 to take the Chairmanship of the Victoria Railway
Commission will be well remembered, while his splendid work
there converted a non-paying enterprise into a financial success.
He would take up the work of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway,
therefore, with a fund of experience and a prestige that would
entitle the brightest hopes for the
future of that undertaking.
Fort George j-j-
Drug Co.   JS
large shipment just received
Toilat artloals, Patent Medicines, 1
Marat*.lne8,BooU8, Stationery,       ,.      I
Toilet Articles, Druggists' Sundries J
The judge's decision in the libel
case brought against the editor
of this paper by George J. Hammond, townsite promoter, that a
commission be appointed by the
court to take evidence of parties
in the United States familiar
with Hammond's career, evidently was a sore blow to the promoter and his horde of minions.
in an article submitted to a Vancouver paper Hammond's press
agent whines most pityingly of
his master's outlay of $3000 in
bringing witnesses to court. Too
bad! To keep the wolf from his
portal George may now be compelled to put on another subdivision with a brand new station
location marked with an x.
Intend Building?
The garbled and misleading re-
p )rt of the libel case hearing at
Clinton last Friday, as published
in Hammond's townsite organ,
displays the zeal of the promoter's
press agent in his endeavor to
cover up the real facts of the
matter. We would suggest that
the townsite organ reprint the
Ashcroft Journal's story of the
proceedings, That paper's representative was present at the
hearing and his report was an
eminently fair and just one.
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
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
I am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
Good Government Land.
N. C. Jorgensen.
P. 0. Box 21.
Joih Fori George, B. C,
To Whom it May Concern:
NOTICE is hereby given that
through arrangement with the Grand
Trunk Railway company the Fort
George Indians have the use of all
meadows and fenced enclosures for the
season. All trespassers upon same will
be prosecuted as the law directs.
Indian Agent.
South Fort George, April 30, 1912.
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Estimates Submitted.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
Fort Georgo. B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Micr. F. C. Greon, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C.. A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion St B. C. Land Surveyor!
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Towntdtes, Timber
Limits, Etc.
^^y€lff»h Satisfaction guar-
Repairing   m
Send articles by mail to Fort George. B.C.
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
Investigate Our 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 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B C , or the resident agent,
g. e. Mclaughlin
Fourth Avenue, South Fort^George
Our New Stock is now on display—the finest r*
ever brought to this country.    Every line is |
now complete. «
Our Prices Are Still the Lowest j
Hardware       Groceries      Boots and Shoes \
Clothing        Builders' Supplies jj
Horthem Lumber Co.,Iimiteil
Store, Office and Lumber Yard, Smith Fort George j
City Livery, Feed &
Sale Stables IAWSino«,
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
Real Estate
r|1L,\T     Less than quarter mile from Indian Reserve
M. MXIX      (G.T.P. Townsite).  Price $ 160 per acre,
a /innc one-quarter cash, balance six, twelve and
A^/Mt-JuS eighteen months at 6 per cent.
Settlers located on 180-acres of good Government land.
^ 1
Real Estate Investments
If you are interested in the growing values of
Fort George Realty it will pay you to look over
my lists. I have made money for others and
can do the same for you.
The Pioneer Realty Specialist of the Northern Interior
South Fort George
George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
-, Occidental
«j     Hotel BC-
of British W
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior
SN  Columbia. |%
m  New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests R
Jj  All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.       |?
Steam heated. f4
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Weekly and monthly rates on'application K
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According t3 the officials of the St.
Louis Union Trust Co.,   the estate of
the late Chas. M.  Hays,  president of
[the Grand Trunk Railway system, who
gvent down  with  the   Titanic,    will
larnount :o iess than $100,000,   and as
■fur as known consists of nothing but
^real estate in the vicinity of Fifteenth
and Olive streets, St. Louis.
Quite the biggest thing next to  the
lattempt to build in Sydney the remain-
|der of her navy, which  Australia will
undertake this year, is the construction
of the great federal  transcontinental
[railway from Port Augusta,   in  South
fuiatralia, to  Kalgoorlie,   in Western
■Yuatralia.   The enterprise will cost at
east $25,000,000,   though  the  official
■estimates are nearly  $5,000,000 below
■that figure yet the labor government is
■determined to do the work itself with-
|out the intervention of a contractor.
The department of marine and fisheries has sent officials from Vancouver
Ito White Horse  to inspect all  boats
■plying on the Yukon, in order to make
■certain they have sufficient lifeboats,
■appliances,  etc.    Orders   have  been
■issued to officials of the department to
■strictly enforce the law in regard to
llifeboats on the Great Lakes and the
government will make certain that all
passenger steamers are  carefully  inspected.
I The attacks of the New York  press
i J. Bruce Ismay  are increasing in
jblence.    The  American  calls   him
, Brute Ismay," and suggests  that
fe emblem of his line be charged from
Ihite star to a white "liver.'''   It publishes a sarcastically designed  picture
Ihowing Fame putting a laurel wreath
Upon his head as he cowers in a boat.
Jhe Telegraph declares that  Ismay  is
(he exception to a story of bravery and
magnanimity, and says: "We think we
know the heroic  stuff of  which  thiB
Gentleman is compounded.    He is not
jbxactly.an antique Roman.     It might
shave I een better for him if he had gone
Idown."    The  World   declares    that
I Ismay "must expect to be called  upor
[ to explain how he comes to be alive
when 1500 others are dead.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway
[has placed a survey party in the field to
I locate the line between North Vancou-
f ver and Newport at the northern end
| of Howe Sound. The party is in charge
[of Mr. John Nelson of Vancouver, who,
■ when in the employ of Messrs. Cleveland & Cameron, a Vancouver engineer-
| ingffirm, located the Howe Sound &
i Northern Railway Company's line from
jNewport to Lillooet via Green Lake
iBummit, Pemberton Meadows and
[Anderson and Seaton lakes. The route
Imap of the last mentioned corporation
jhas been approved by the Provincial
It is understood that a second survey
f party of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway will leave Vancouver next week
to undertake the survey of the second
section of the proposed line northward
from Newport to Green Lake summit.
Later a third and possible a fourth
party will be organized and entrusted
with locating a route from Green Lake
to Fort George. The entire work will
be under the direction of Mr. John
Callaghan, chief engineer, who recent
ly left the engineering service of the
Grand Trunk Pacific to accept his present position. Mr. Callaghan is now in
Vancouver getting ready for the summer's work. Construction will be
started not later than July 1.
Miss Anne Sjoblom, 18 years old,
Finnish girl, who arrived in Tacoma
recently told the most dramatic tale
yet of the Titanic horror. The girl
shudders and grows pate yet as she
thinks of it.
With her railroad ticket and a little
money sewed in a bag at her throat,
the girl was asleep when the crash
came, and had to fight her way to the
upper decks through a flood of water.
Once she gave up, but an officer of
the boat helped her. She got in the
last lifeboat, lt was loaded three deep
to a seat.
As the boat pulled out a man jumped
into it, nearly breaking the girl's neck.
"One beautiful young woman fell out
of our boat,'' said Miss Sjoblom. ' 'Her
husband pulled her back in, but she
collapsed and died there before our
eyes. And the boat was io full that
we had to leave her there. And we
•aw the man's hslr turn white in an
hour ps he sat staring at her dead face,
On board the Carpathia he died, too.
"I shall never forget the screams
and the groans, if I live to be a hundred,''
said the girl.
There are a great number of town-
site properties on the market in the
land adjoining the Indian Reservation
nere. 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, 2608, 2610 and 2507.
The South Fort George townsite, the
business and residential centre of tht
districl, is situated on Lots 933 ana
934. The Hudson's Bay property anu
Lots 931 and 932, generally known
as the "Bird Addition" 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 of
Lot 938, the smallest of their subdivisions. Their townsites are located on a high jack-pine flat. The
soil is gravelly, and, generally speaking, will not produce domestic vegetation. There are no wells on the
townsite, owing to its height, and
water must be brought from the
river. The South Fort George town-
site is a very much smaller area. It
totals about 150 acres, and is situated on the lower benches of the
Fraser River, which is navigated bj
the largest steamboats throughout
the open season. The 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 in
some BUb*-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
are as yet quite indeveloped. South
Fort George is a good live town. It
has been largely built up and developed by the pioneer element, who
settled on the site as soon as it
was placed on the market. The Late
John Houston, the veteran frontier
newspaperman, established his paper
at South Fort George in its earliest
days. The town contains over two-
thttds of thc entire population of all
the inhabited townsites. It has two
banks, the Bank of British North
America and the Trader's Bank of
Canada, two sawmills, tin shop,
three large general stores, a large
theatre, a newspaper issued by the
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 is the 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. The railways that
are to be built from 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 line of the G. T. P. near
the east end of the Indian Reserve.
Acreage close to the South Fort
George townBite is changing hands
every day for large figures. The land
comprising the South Fort George
townsite, and all the Fraser River
properties is of excellent quality,
covered with a light growth of poplar with scattered firs.
The loregoing resume of the town-
sites here will give the reader some
idea of the respective merits of both
townsites. The Fort George Herald
has no affiliations with either of the
exploiting companies whose interests appeal to be opposed. Those
who have invested in South Fort
George property, not too far back
from the river, may rest assured
that they bave excellent value for
the money they have invested, owing
to the rapid growth of development
created by independent initative. If
they desire to sell they should list
their properties with one of the
local realty operators, who are constantly recording handsome profits
for investors. Lots in the townsites
of the Natural Resources .Security
Company depend for their value on
their proximity to that portion of
their property along the waterfront
at which they are trying to centralize their development. At that 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 (or its radiating point. This
will hardly be accomplished to any
satisfactory degree for the large
majority on their sites, for a long
time to come. We advise no one to
purchase on the strength of their advertised statements. Intending investors in any sub-divisions here
should bear in mind tbat the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Company's
townsite will add about one thousand acres more townsite property
to the combined area offered for
habitation. The market has been
dangerously flooded . 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
that Is being developed and increased in value by independent enterprise, they had better await the
sale of the    G. T. P. property or
acres of land by pre-emption. There
are large tracts of land open (or
alienation by pre-emption only, -in
this district. The land is capable of
raising good crops of garden produce, hay, oats, and practically anything but fruit, which has not so far
proved a success up here, Bhould
maintain that this district should
not be regarded as a fruit growing
country until that branch of culture
has been properly tested. This is
naturally a mixed farming country.
Wild berries, however, are found
throughout the whole northern interior country, as far north as the
Peace River Plateaux. Wagon roads
are being built into' the surrounding
country, and progress will be made
on such public workB, as future circumstances demand. The Fraser and
Nechaco Rivers afford transportation
to their tributary valleys, the Fraser
particulary, being navigable for 160
miles south and 315 miles north of
this point. We believe that the beit
way to secure a good pre-emption
is by engaging the services of one
of the reliable locators, who make a
business of locating the settler.
Some of these men have been in the
district for a long time, and can
save the land hunter time and cash
by his experience. The Herald will
be pleased to advise the settler regarding lands open for pre-emption
and the best means of obtaining
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, in preparation
for the spring. Lumber costs from
$35 to $75 a thousand feet. People
intending building should consult
by letter some of the local contractors, who, we are informed, will
be pleased to furnish all information.
The fare into the 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., the fare amounts to $45, and
tbe expenses en route about $10.
This is by automobile and steamboat. The winter fare, from November 1st. to March 31st. totals $62,
with expenses of about $15. Travel
in the winter is by sleigh. The express rate in the summer is 12 j cts.
per tb. The winter rate 20cts. The
summer Freight rate is 6cents, and
the winter rate 11 cents per tb.
The cost of living may be gaged
by the following scale of prices now
prevailing. This rate will be materially reduced when freight comes
down the Fraser River from Tete
Juane Cache, via the G. T. P. steel
from Edmonton. This should transpire next summer: Flour 11 cts tb.
Sugar 14 cts. Ib. Ham 35 cts. tb.
Bacon 40 cts. lb. Beans 15 cts lb.
Rice 15 cts. tb. Dried fruits 25 cts tb.
Overalls sell for $1.25 a pair. Meat
18 cts. tb. Meals in the hotels, however, cost but 50 cents each.
The banking interest charged here
is ten per cent.
Employment in the 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 properties.
Farm laborers are not in demand as
yet. There is no railway work here
up to tbe 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 of labor.
Prospectors will find practically a
virgin field for their explorations
The whole district has every indication of being highly mineralized.
£  A $10,000 Shipment of
ST. STEPHEN'S-Services next Sunday: 8.30, Matins and Litany; 9, Holy
Eucharist (sung); 3 p. m., Children's
Service; 7.30, Evensong and Sermon.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday evening at 7.30. C. M. Wright,
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
Just unpacked and placed in stock the most complete
line of Boots and Shoes ever brought to the northern
interior. A complete range of styles for men, women and
children. Such well-known, makes as Slater's, Mc-
Cready's, McPherson's.
The largest and best selected stock of General
Merchandise in the Fort George District.
m Corner Second Street and Hamilton Avenue South Fort George
I 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
The AUTOMOBILES uf 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 shipments for FORT GEORGE and all points in the Nor-
thern "Interior of British Columbia to the CARE of theST EAMER
(A thoroughly 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, Manager.
'ITH SPRING everyone wants something
NEW. Try this store for the best the
market affords. We are showing a particularly
nice line of
Prints, Ginghams, Muslins,
Satins, Sateens, Silks, Etc.
If your storekeeper has not got it, try Quesnel's
leading merchant
A Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
P.A.Landry ,1.II.McGregor J.F.Templeton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Depanmcnt
Gore & McGregor
British   Columbia   Land   Surveyors
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers. Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., r.O. Box 152. Phone 684.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
a Do you
a contemplate
<J Then in-
jj building? sSE
fl    manship and get our estimate.
Danforth & MgInnis
Hamilton and First.
wishes to announce that after
May Ilth he will call at any
office or residence on Mondays
and Tuesdays to wind and regulate any clock, so that we may
all have the same time.
This will be done free of
Kindly leave address at the
i: 4
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According to the statements of
several contractors who are now
in Vancouver, a strike is imminent on construction work along
the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific, which, it is feared, may tie
up the progress of that line as
effectively as the progress of
building the Canadian Northern
Pacific is at present. The strike
agitation is declared by these
several contractors, who have
recently arrived down from
Prince Rupert, to be due to the
activity of I. W. VV, leaders who
are seeking to have the men
strike for a $3 day minimum
wage and a nine-hour day instead
of the ten-hour day as is at
present in force.
On the other hand, officials of
the I. W. W. declare that they
have no official knowledge of a
strike being planned on the G.
T, P., and that they have sent
no organizers into that portion of
the country, although there was
a request from the men in several camps on the G. T. P. to do
so. They intimate that with the
present strike on the C. N. R,
they have their hands pretty full
looking after their interests in
this particular struggle without
engaging in another.
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
On his appearance last Wednesday before Magistrate Heme,
charged with assault, James Edwards was fined $10 and costs.
Early in the week Chames arrived from his trapline on the upper
Willow, where he had spent the
past winter in snaring the elusive
mink, the marten and the scrappy
lynx. Perhaps it was a diet of
wild meat, or was it his association with the habitues of the
forest?—at any rate Jim was just
spoiling for a fight. Gazing steadily and earnestly into the features
of several of our leading citizens,
Jimuel would evidently conjvr.'
up the likeness of one of his old
lynx trap-robbers. Thereupon he
would attempt to muss up the
features of the peaceable but
thoroughly amazed townsman.
After he had treed nearly half
the population Jim's little pleasantries began to pall on some of
the more fleet of foot, and a
heliograph was sent up for Constable McCauley, who took the
bloodthirsty one into camp,
We invite inspection of our large antl well-assorted stock of carefully
manufactured LUMBER. This Lumber was manulactured during tne
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
The Fcrt George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phono 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
The sittings of the County Court of
Cariboo will be held as under:
CLINTON-Thursday, June 6th, 1912,
at 9 a. in. at the Court Ho.ise.
150 Mile HousE-Monday, June 10th,
at 10 a. ni. at the Court House.
South Fort George - Thursday,
June 13th, at 4 p.m. at the Government
Quesnel-Saturday, June 15th, at 2
p. m. at the Court House.
RlCHHELD-Tuesday, June 18th at 10
a. m. at the Court House.
By Order. C. W. GRAIN,
IN THE MATTER of the Companies
Act; and IN THE MATTER of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited, will
at the expiration of one month from
the first publication hereof apply to the
Registrar of Companies for approval of
change of name irom Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited, to  "The Northern
Lumber    &    Mercantile     Company,
Dated this 4th day of Mav, 1912.
Q.iesnel, B.C.
Solicitor for Cooke, Peden &
. ' Company, Limited.
□ Roberts, Jones & Willson □
EDWARD ROBERTS Notary Public.     E.E.JONES.     A. J. SELlrVYN-WILLSON, Auditor.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C.
Send for a folder Send for a folder
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
Head Office: Ashcroft, B.C.
Freight consigned to steamer at Soda
creek will be promptly forwarded.
Choicest Seasoned Lumber
We have specialized in the Lumber business, which means
that we know_ this business thoroughly, and can give satisfaction by filling orders from a stock of the highest grades.
We Make a Specialty of Seasoned FIR Lumber of the Best Class i
Get estimates from us on all kinds of Building Material.     'A
A  iiTE wish to draw your particular attention to our stock of l|
s1   «   Men's Clothing andj,Furnishings.    All our goods are I
especially adapted.to the needsXthis country. |
Northern Lumber Co., Ltd. i
Head Office and Yard, South Fort George.   Branch Yard at Fort George.   8
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Meals        -        50 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F.C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Comer Hamilton & Third
Soi.t'i Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
Beat of wines,
liquors und cigars
Albert Johnson, prop.
Men s Clothing
and Furnishings
General Merchandise
While we direct especial attention to our Clothing line, do \
not forget that we carry a complete stock of General Mer- \ \
chandise-Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes, Hardware \
and Building Material. \
We Can Supply AD Your Wants
at the Most Reasonable Prices
! Close & Brown Co., Ltd.
|j Lasalle and Second Street Soutli Fort George, 6. C. |
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dolkt      | 1912
ik Bank of British North America
Your money is safer in the Bank than In your house or in your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders issued.
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 mm
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
Soath rort G«0M«
H. C. SEAMAN, Manager
Head Oflice:
VANCOUVER. B. C.     <?=-
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B.  C.
L. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. L. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hedlvy, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON.  Lieutenant-Governor Riilish Columbia.
M.  Ii.   CARLIN.
Cnoltnllat. Victoria. B.C.
Robert Kennedy, New Westminster* . „.
J. A. MITCHELL, Esq.. Capita11"'
Vlotorla. B. C. .
E. H. HEAPS. Esq., E. H. Heap* «
Co., Lumber and Timber; President
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd.. Vancouver, B. C.
J.  A.  HARVEY.  Esq..  K.C. formerly
of Cranbrook.  B.C., Vanoouver, »•-<•
A. L. DEWAR. General Manager.
Fort George
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adbs
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 634 Metropolitan Bid*., Vancouver,B.C
London Office;   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-VP CAPITAL, I -        - 61,600,000
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