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VOL. 3, NO. 20.
judge Decides That Workmen Are Eatitled
lo Money Due Them Before Oner
C aims Against Defunct Conpiny Are
Paid—Complicated Features of the Cue.
People ot South Port George
will long remember the disaster
Ihni overtook the staunch little
steamer Chilco in the spring of
1911, when, after having been
salved from a position of very
„rKlt danger she became unmanageable owing to. the blowing out of boiler tubes and
drifting into the ice-jammed
Cottonwood Canyon, was completely wrecked within twenty
files'of her destination wliere
repairs were to have been made.
A sequel to the wreck of the
Chilco was inscribed on the record of Mr. Justice Clement's
court in Vancouver last week,
when the judge handed down a
decision tlmt the liens had been
transferred to the purchase
money of the boat, and as a
result', the seamen, who bold
liens for wages totalling $3500,
will all get their money as a
first charge on the estate of the
Fort George Lumber and Navigation Company.
The company went into liquidation last spring. The liquidator, unaware of the sea-
awn's claims, negotiated a sale
of the assets to Messrs. McLennan and Adamson for $65,000.
The steamer Chilco was caught
in the ice at the time, and a
further sale of the vessel was
made for 85000, the purchasers
inking the risk of getting her
out safe in the open season. At
the time the Trader's Bank held
a mortgage of $10,000 on the
vesaol, and they agreed with the
liquidator to accept the 15000
cnsh payment, and come in for
the remaining $5000 as ordinary unsecured   creditors.
Later it was found that the
"'ages of the seamen were un-
Paid and formed a lien against
™ vessel, and when the vessel
™ smashed   to pieces in the
ah'age operations, the regis-
[ar m his report found that
H* ''ens had perished with her.
"om this   decision Mr. B. P.
m?1!''' for the 8eamen>
St' aml a len8% argu-
gWd before Mr."Justice
A R; '<• Reid, K. C, for the
ha. k .JWlk' maintained
jj the.16000 received was all
1 ° th?*bank< ^d that the
?ns • Vfi°f- to ,ch-ar?f
«. Could l    'u n8' h? m818t-
Wat an,, °_n> be. «*«?"* the
I chase',',"" not aSainst the pur
' T ""ley received.
,,?!»% that is playing fast
00s<> with tba poor wage
earned" • ;', K P°or wa8e"
LX, sa;.d ¥«■• J««tice Cle*n-
«* of tt ll(luldator is an offi-
to hi,: co.,rt. a,nd must look
ho t iPrriplesmorethan
"Itt  • gaI Principles."
Trader'" J "ir as honest *« the
Uo%a3fnk to    get   their
They a    lt(!s,for the seamen.
*. bH    ,tled t0 U'" 8aid
Tney aro
'   "• ,hl!  seamen come first
I W hav ,       — ""-•
H" snliai cTm lor their
% T hl8 LordBhip.
K"tBP08eY ar«u«lMr.
S und l We had taken this
** Cl°Ur "o'tgage, and
*'>ilo   ,„b,een   !o"t  in the ice
our   ownership,
then they would have lost their
leans. If the bank had not
taken the matter up these men
would have had no claim at all.
As it is we lost our chance of
saving the boat when he parted
with it for the $5000."
After further argument his
Lordship decided that the seamen are to get their wages out
of the 15000 now held by the
liquidator for the sale of the
"I think the Traders Bank
may be entitled, however under the circumstances, to have
the 15000 made up out of tba
estate before any division is
made, and I will adjourn the
case for a week to allow the
preferred and general creditors
to oppose tlie' application,"
said his Lordship.
Simon Gun-a-Noot, the In
dian outlaw, who for years has
successfully defied the police in
Northern British Columbia, recently considered the question
oi giving himself up. Curiously
enough the question of voluntarily handing himself over to
tha authorities was put up to
Simon Gun-a-Noot not more
than a fortnight ago, says a recent press despatch from Hazel
Rev. William Lee, a Methodist     missionary    at   Kispiox,
which ia only twelve miles from
Hazelton,   assists   the Indians
widen his charge in handling the
business   affairs   of their saw
mill,   which is   a co-operativ
concern   with     namy   nativ
shareholders. Two weeks ago a
strange Indian of fine physique
and abla to speak perfect Eng
lish, called on him asking him
for tha return of certain money
ha had invested   in the enterprise years ago.
"But who are you? I never
saw you before," said Mr, Lee
to his caller. After a moment's
hesitation the newcomer said
that he was Simon Gun-a-noot
and the missionary found his
name among the names of the
shareholders. The business
matter having been attended to
Mr. Lee advised the Indian to
give himself up.
"But the white man would no
take into consideration that I
killed those 'two men because
they had abused my wife," argued the native.
Mr. Lee, however, suggested
that if Simon voluntarily handed himself over to the police,
the facts which led up to the
tragedy would undoubtedly
havd weight with a jury, and
he might be sentenced only to a
few years in the penitentiary.
"But I don'? want to go to
New Westminister. I hear it
rains a great deal there," replied Simon, who, however,
agreed to think over what the
missionary had told him.
Later in the day Simon again
called on Mr. Lee, and told nim
that after thinking it over and
talking with bis friends he had
decided not to give himself up.
He said his friends believed that
a white man's jury would not
Eay enough attention to what
id to the murder—because he
declared, white men did not
care what was done to Indian
Mr. Lee told a friend later
that Simon was armed with
three revolvers—one on each
hip and one in a holster in the
centre of his belt. Simon is
known as probably the surest
shot and the best hunter in the
north. He was always looked
on as a model Indian until the
day after having previously
warned two white men to leave
his wife alone, he returned from
the hunt to find his wife debauched and the two whites
holding a drunken celebration
in his home.
The Masquerade Ice Carnival,
held on the rink last night, was
a big success. The illumination
of the rink by the hundreds of
Chinese lanterns was most successful, and the scene presented
was as ideal as the weather for
the event. The motley throng
was a large one, and the brilliant spectacle was watched by
a large gathering of spectators.
The orchestra played from the
platform, by a calcium flare,
and the ice was crowded with
maskers. The ..ollowing characters were represented: Leslie
Woods, Happy Hooligan: Mrs.
Armstrong, Folly: Miss Armstrong, Biding Hood: Mr. Armstrong, Canadian Snowshoer:
Jack Armstrong, Day and
Night: Frank West, Yachtsman:
Albert Yarzeau, Ontario Snowshoer: F. J. Smith, Paper Factory: Miss Stillingfleet, Hockey
Girl: Miss Mary Swenson,
Country Girl: Miss Pearce, Suffragette: Pete Cameron, Cowboy: Terry Johnson, Day and
Night: Jack Johnson, do: John
Bronger, Sixty-below-zero: J.
Kinghorn, a Mexican Cowboy.
George Hamilton P. G.
E. Engineer: George Henry,
Sailor Boy: Alec. Moffat, Irishman: Jack Flynn, Coon: Miss
Cameron, Clown: F. Richmond,
Tennis player: Chas. McElroy,
Uncle Sam: Mrs. Burden, Cowgirl: Archie Crozier, Dutch Girl:
John Daniell, Suffragette: Frk.
Brady, Central Hockey Player:
Bud Gross, Yachtsman, and
numerous others. The prizes
were awarded as follows: Mrs.
Armstrong, best dressed lady.
Mr. McElroy, best dressed gentleman. Miss Pierce, most original lady. Mr. John Bronger,
most original gentleman. Terry
Johnson captured the prize as
best dressed boy, and Norah
Armstrong as best dressed girl.
The management announce that
another Carnival will be held,
on a more elaborate scale,
about March 1st.
The third game in the bockey
series for the Northern Lumber
and Mercantile Company's cup,
played last Sunday afternoon,
resulted in a win for the Central boys with a score of Central Fort George 4 to South
Fort George's three goals. The
game was undoubtedly the best
of the series from a spectator's
standpoint, and the excitement
amongst the rooters was at a
high pitch throughout. The
Central boys played excellent
combination at times, a system
of play which tba home team
would do well to practice more.
As individual players the local
team will average higher than
their opponents, and it is noticeable that the individual play
is strong enough to largely
eliminate combination work
from the game on both sides,
but it would appear that better
hockey would materalize if the
teams tried to feature combination. In future years, we predict that Prince George will
boast a hockey team that will
occupy a proud position among
tba great leagues. Here, in this
land of long winters the great
Canadian winter game will undoubtedly find many great exponents, and the ice problem
will always be solved without
the aid of ammonia or compressed air.
Sunday's game, as a victory
for the Central boys, comes as
a boon to the fans and lovers
of the sport, as it lengthens the
series, and the victory of the
opposing team was not begrudged by any. Tlie games now
stand South Fort George %
Central Fort George 1. Tlree
games won by either side complete the series. In last Sunday's game the work was fast
and    furious   throughout.
Grading operations along the
routo ol the Pacific Great Eastern Railway are being rushed at
a rapid rate, according to Mr.
E. W. Bubb, a pioneer rancher
of Pemberton Meadows, reported in the Vancouver Province.
Mr. Bubb made his way to
tho coast voa Lillooet and Lytton, owing to the at orescnt unfavorable state of the trail to
Newport. He stated that subcontractors havo now moved in
their outfits, have established
camps and arc busy south from
Lillooet to a point two miles
nortii of Summit Lake divide.
A few weeks will see the work
covered south as far as a point
on Pemberton Portage,, six
miles from Pemberton Meadows
Tho greatest activity prevails
along the north shore of Anderson and Seaton Lakes whero
eight construction camps, employing about 600, men, are located. The work in many places
along that portion of the route
is exceedingly heavy and a good
many tunnels, most of them
through bluffs overhanging the
lakes, will have to be driven.
Tho construction base and headquarters' camp is at Lillooet
which tho visitor described as
having doubled its population
and if being a very lively town
since the advent of the railway
Scores of ■ individuals are
coming in daily looking for
business locations or for investments in fruit and agricultural
lands. Ho stated that several
hundred teams are employed
freighting outfits and supplies
from Lytton station on the
main lino of the C. P. R.
Mr. Bubb added that the
whita settlers along Pemberton
Portage, in Pemberton Meadows and in Lillooet river be
yond, aro elated at the prospects of securing cheap transportation facilities within the
next two years. Although the
region in question in one of the
garden spots of the province,
larmers havo had no induce
ments to extend their operations; tha advent of the railway, however, will effect a
profound change, giving
theso pioneers access to the
coast markets. Each settler
simply grows enough for his
own needs. There are several
herds of cattle in the valley but
iew animals are driven out to
tha coast owing to the losses
incurred by accidents on the
narrow trail.
Mr. Bubb stated that the region around Pemberton Mead-
owa including the Lillooet river
valley comprises over 40,000
acres equally well adapted for
general farming and fruit growing. Ho is confident that it will
havo several thousand settlers
within tha next four years. Experiments in fruit growing, of
apples, peaches, and smaller
fruita havo been very successful
and next summer will see several new orchards come into
Mr. J. Royayne, who owns
over 60 head of cattle, has a
record of raising red Fyfe wheat
averaging 100 bushels to the
acre. Tha climate is mild without extremes in temperature.
Mr. Bubli stated that the same
conditions extended to the
uppei' end of tha valley, a distance of forty miles and there
is a good wagon road for nearly all the distance.
Before ho left for Vancouver,
ha stated, tho settlers were advised that tho provincial government had agreed to advance
a loan of $30,000, to be used in
widening tho entrance to Lillooet Lako and thereby reclatoi
Representative of Eastern Manufacturing Concern Quotes Figures in
Proof of Reductions in Freight
Tariff Over New Route.
T. George Hall, representing
the McClary Manufacturing Co.
was a business visitor to town
this week. He is taking orders
for delivery from the factory of
the firm in London, Ont. For
the first time in history these
orders will be delivered to this
territory by way of the G. T.
P., instead of via the C. P. R.,
and the old Cariboo road. The
saving will be large through
this system. In tho past the
eastern freight had to be delivered in Vancouver and than
shipped back to Ashcroft over
tbe C. P. R. this cost $1.85 per
lOOtbs to Vancouver, and 95-
cents return freight from Vancouver, a total of $2.80 per 100-
Ibs for delivery in Ashcroft. To
this is added the excessive rate
of 4 cents per pound for the
wagon haul over the Cariboo
road, and 2 cents a pound for
the steamer freight from the
foot of navigation to this
place, making a total of freight
from London, Ont, an example
from which the rates from other
eastern points may be easily
calculated, of $8,80 a hundred.
Under tho new shipping route
the freight will be delivered at
the end of steel from London,
Ont., for $1.85 per lOOlbs; the
same rate that is charged for
delivery into Vancouver, but
minus the 95-cent per 1001b
charge for shipping back to
Ashcroft. From the end of steel
freight will be delivered here for
3i cents a pound, making a
total of $5,35 for delivery here,
as against the $8,80 rate of old.
The McClary company will
ship in carloads direct to the
end of steel. Their first shipment for the orders just taken,
will leave London on March the
Superintendent Meehan, of the
Grand Trunk Pacific, has received permission from the Railway Commissioners to operate
a train service as far as New
Hazelton. In consequence both
the passenger and freight service are now extended from
South Hazelton to New Hazelton. As New Hazelton is rapidly developing into a thriving
town the inaugeration of the
freight,and passenger service to
that point will be a convenience not only to the residents
of that place but to the merchants and wholesale houses of
Prince Rupert, who are doing a
thriving business with all the
interior towns. This also marks
another step in the advancement of the G. T. P. in British
Some progress was made this
week towards the promised
match between the heavyweights. Sheridan and Savoy
The boxers got together this
week and came to terms that
are agreeable to each of them,
and it would appear that they
will really meet in the near future.
about 10,000 acres of land that
aro now submerged every year
by the summer floods. It has
been arranged that the loan
will bo repaid in the form of an
annual tax. Assistance is also
expected from the Dominion
government as about 000 acres
on tho Indian reserve at Pemberton Meadows will be redeemed by tho carrying out of the
proposed   improvement.
v.     '
4 JJ' PAGEiwu
Devoted   to   the   interests   ol   Fort
Oeorge and the entire Northern Interior.
Subscription $3.00 a year,
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
The Cariboo country, of which
the Fort George district is a part,
is a district approximated in the
old government "bulletins as an
area of ninety million acrea.   It
is the oldest developed district of
the province, and until the pioneers  from   Fort Garry  made
their   famous   transcontinental
trip, and with the Californians
discovered the marvellous gold-
fields of Barkerville "manyjyears
£go, very little was ever heard of
British'Columbia, then a great
raw wilderness.    Finally came
government and   development,
and the building of the famous
Cariboo road to the" diggings by
a genius named Gus Wright. And
then  liter came the'.Canadian
Pacific and other railways in the
southern part of the province as
its feeders.    And so through all
the subsequent years of progress
the southern portion of British
Columbia had all the best of it.
TheC.P.R. developed the land
as the irrigation of the desert
will turn its burning sands into
green fields; and meanwhile the
great northern and central portion of the province drew what
succor it could from Gus Wright's
Cariboo road, and waited for the
time to come when it would be
shackled with steel bands to the
world outside.
COME. The vaster portion of
the province is coming into its
own. For the first time in history New Cariboo may look upon
the Cariboo road as a country
lane and turn its gaze to the east,
where the Yellowhead Pass, that
route of the Hudson Bay company's leather brigade, will belch
forth the produce of the world's
markets on twin steel rails to the
head of a river that flowa past
our doors.
pointed a Government Supervisor
of Newspaper Advertising in
order to protect investors, especially those at a distance. There
are enough inaccuracies and exaggerations in a month's real
estate advertisements on the Pacific coast to make the lamented
Baron Munchausen turn over in
his grave and wish he had lived
in the present day. -Toronto Sat-
I urday Night.
The first session of British
Columbia's fourteenth parliament, which opened in Victoria
on the 16th inst, is not expected
to last longer than five weeks,
the legislative program being less
extensive than in several previous
years, and being generally regarded as noncontentious in its
character. Railway legislation,
which has been the feature of the
government's progressive agenda
during late years, promises to be
distinctly limited in volume and
chiefly in connection with necessary and satisfactory expansion
of construction policies already
decided and sealed with the approval of the electorate.
The outstanding feature of
public legislation may be looked
for in a bill to amend the Revenue Act, abolish the so-called
"poll tax," and generally to pio-
vide for a more just and equitable distribution of the burden
of taxation, in accordance with
the recommendations of the
Taxation Commission.
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Estimates Submitted.
Fort (leoru^ B.C. V lctorta. EO.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
M towers, Dominion 4 B.C. Umi Surveyors
Survey, of Lands, Mines. Townsites, Timber
Limits. Etc.
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Tbe Northern Lumber & Mercantile Company, Limited
RUSSEUPEDEN. Yiee-Prei. C. E. McUUGHUN, Sweto,
W. F. COOKE, Pres.
get our estimates
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NOTICE! To Railway
Contractors and Men
We have extraordinary
low values to offer in:
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Oflice and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
P.A.LANDRY  J. HJMCGltEUOR  J. F. Templeton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
British' Columbia   Land   Surveyor!
Larid;Ai*enU Timber Cruisers
Chincery;chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 152, Phone 6&i.
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
Woollen Mitts
Woollen Gloves
Winter Caps
Mackinaw Shirts, Pants
and Coats
Top Shirts, \ Underwear
Don't Forget Our Celebrated
Exclusive Lines:
Carharlt's Overalls & Gloves
Hartt's Boots and Shoes
House of Hobberlin made
to measure Suits
(Contributed by an Old-Timer.)
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
As usual our Lumber Yards are complete in Dry
Lumber Our'Jogging crews are now busily engaged in preparation for next season's cut of the
most superior Fir and Spruce in this district.
Oats for Sale, 10c per lb. Operators of Str. "Quesnel"
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
South Fort George
In reply to a delegation from
North Vancouver the other day,
Sir Richard McBride said that the
Pacific  Great Eastern  railway
would be running its trains into
North Vancouver inside two years
and a half, and that it was never
the intention to make Newport a
terminus of the line. Hon. Thos.
Taylor, the Minister of Public
Works, added that there was a
marked discrepancy between the
figures submitted by the company
and the West Vancouver engineers with respect to the cost of
the right of way through that
municipality and that on December 5th he had been asked for a
further delay. This does not look
as if the section of the line between Newport and Vancouver
was not to be built,.    However,
the advertising of Newport as the
coming  terminus in   the  local
press goes merrily on.  Five days
a "ter the statement of the premier, a well-known real estate firm
published the following: "We believe that Newport will Le the
shipping terminus of the Pacific
Great Eastern and Grand Trunk
1 ailways.    We believe the shops
and terminals of the Pacific Great
Eastern will be there. We KNOW
that the Pacific Great Eastern
railway has acquired practically
all the waterfrontage at Newport and we know that officials
of the P.G.E. and G,T.P. have
invested heavily in Newport"
The McBride government has
created a number of government
jobs since its accession to power.
It would be a good idea if it ap-
Possibly    everyone    in   the
world does not know why crows
are black, or why the bark of
the cottonwood trees and balsam trees are scored and cut as
though   with a    knife. Well, a
long time ago, when the Fraser
river ran two ways for the convenience of the red man, there
lived in a squalid Indian tepee
a baby who cried all the time.
Its   parents   aggravated,   one
night threw the child in front
of the fire and left it there. The
brown baby lay and cried, until it thought   it saw, coming
towards it through the gloom,
a favorite Indian delicacy, the
first layer of fat on the beaver
spread out like a dried salmon.
The child rushed toward it, but
behold it was a huge owl, who,
taking the child in its ear, flew
away. The child's father started
a frantic search   for it in the
morning, asking   all the birds
and animals he met for information.    Finally   a   crow saidl
"You paint me the color I like
and I will find you the child."
Tho Indian tried all the colors
procurable from the herbs and
berries   of the    hills but none
suited thc crow, and finally enraged ho covered the bird with
charcoal.    The    crow   was delighted, and led the way to the
owl's nest where the happy Si-
wash found thc child safe. Next
day while   the   Indian   family
were camped    besides    a swift
flowing stream, the owl appeared on the other side demanding
thc child.    They bid him wait
while they   made a bridge for
him to cross on, for it is not
safe for an owl to fly by day,
so they made a bridge out of
a piece of wild rhubarb, shaving
it in tho middle so tho-t when
the owl reached the weak place
ho fell through and was drowned, but was   caught by a big
salmon weir   below.    The   old
women   of the camp hurriedly
skinned   it and    proceeded   to
dry it to make a dress out of,
but it fell in   the fire and was
burned. Then everything in the
forest laughed   except the bal-
sahns    and   the   cottonwoods.
The old women became enraged
and rubbed   li-ot ashes on the
balsams   causing   the   blisters
you see today, and slashed the
cottonwoods with a knife, and
this accounts for the gashes in
its bark.
A Subdivision Showing Promise of Quick
Profit at Prices Within the Reach of AB
LOT 483, situated at the eastern end of the projected railway and traffic bridge and within one mile oi
the Fort George G. T. P. depot and terminal yards.
It is the choicest property in the district and the
best buy on the market today. Then why buy 25-
foot lots when you can get 11-2 acres for half the
price and within closer radius of the G.T.P. depot
For Information Apply to Owners: Box 1, Soutii Fort George, B.C.
ffl in ties?
. int in Fort George, Lot 9,
"l^nnl    937-8.    Ie it in Fort
B|0Ck 10, D.L. a7n0;treet?    Will the
lieorge on the »     » or will
'•aiKvaty,vU new townsite. What Is
m'i St worth how far from town will
|0t worth: what cashi could.
_______   it be sold
r   , will it be "best to hold it to grow
Ki-H* J* V*. Hooper, Neb
Your lot is located two blocks west
lUsecority Co., promoters of the
lite  huve concentrated their de-
1 work.   I should not think
-S£ r.ny development work
than slashed streets, within half
The Grand Trunk Paeific
a mile of it.      ,-___*,______
Will pass through the townsite about
three-quarters of a mile from your lot.
Can not state value of your lot; it is
worth what you can get for it. The
townsite concern behind the flotation of
townsites above mentioned has a very
complete organization for the creation
of fictitious values at long range; would
advise you to list it with some of their
realty firms; you can ascertain the
names of these by addressing their
local paper. The Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway have nothing in common with
the Natural Resources people. The
railway company fought an application
made by these people for special privileges from the Railway Commission.
The G. T. P. is floating a magnificent
townsite on the Indian Reserve, a tract
of 1300 acres. They will call it "Prince
George." Your question as to holding
the lot to "grow up in money" is a
comfortable idea, but I would advise
'you to unload before Jhe G.T.P. town-
lite is on the market, as I imagine that
events will transpire about that time
which will not improve the value of
your property.
Could you tell me if the Permanent
Securities, Ltd., and Northern Development Co., Ltd., have offices in South
Fort George? About how long will it
be until the Grand Trunk gets into Fort
George? Is there a Board of Trade at
South Fort George as yet?-W. A. C,
Moose Jaw, Sask.
The Permanent Securities Co. have
offices at Edmonton, Moose Jaw, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, with a
head office in Calgary. They have no
office here. The head office of the
Northern Development Co. is in Vancouver, but they have a representative
bere. The G.T.P. will not get here before the spring of 1915. There is a
Board of Trad* here.
lam thinking of locating at Fort
George during the coming summer and
wuld be obliged for some information.
"Mtnchance would I have in getting
wrk? What are rents; what do goods
tost u compared with Vancouver; are
tnere any openings for a lady short-
Mud typist? I am a married man and
•■•■ve been engaged for the past four
ywsin the real estate business. I
a io know something of the jewellery
»ne«s, but I am not particular as to
»hat work 1 take so long as I could get
employment of some description.-C.
'• !<■, Kernsdale P.O., Vancouver.
There is plenty of work for any able-
"Miee man here, and this condition
™ ■>-• augmented from now on. Cot-
Mpsrent for about $20 a month, offices
M 530. Living expenses rre about the
••me as Vancouver, with an addition of
' <" s a pound freight on all com-
*ies. Material manufactured in
"country comes higher owing to the
£-*d cost of production
wnhcoming regime of
^ Edmonton will cut
—t of Hv
I there in the spring. The whole of the
site is excellent land. The other town-
site floated by the Pacific Bond & Land
Corporation, is on the Fraser river. It
claims to have land reserved for a projected railway called the Pacific & Hudson Bay, of which we have heard very
little. The two sites are about three
miles apart. The former, being a G.
T.P. townsite, will, of course, have the
benefit of that company's backing and
will have their station grounds thereon.
Can not venture an opinion at this time
as to the value of your property.
I am writing you for a little information regarding the future of South Fort
George. I am owner of four lots in
Block 14, Lots 6, 6, 7, 8 in 925. I paid
$250 a lot, and I often wonder if they
will ever be worth that figure. I hear
the tewn will boom once the railroad
gets in, but my lots may be a mile >r
so from the town proper. If you could
give me your opinion of these lots I
would be very grateful indeed, for
there are plenty of people here in
Winnipeg owners of Fort George property. I have a clear title to my lots
so I should not worry, but I think it
seems a big price for lots in a place
where the read is not in yet. "How far
would I be from where the town is
now. I suppose there is no demand for
lots there now. I would sell for what
I paid for them. I don't think I am a
great way from the river. Are the lots
timbered, hilly, stony or level? About
what size is South Fort George today
and do you think it will ever amount to
what they say it will; if not there will
be a great many people stung.—H. D.,
Four lots in 825, or Fort George
Centre as it is called, may reach a decent valuation when the Pacific Great
Eastern is built into Prince George, the
future name of the G. T. P. townsite
here, as we believe that the growth of
the town along the Fraser riverfront
will be of considerable area. The town-
site is all level and commands a good
view; the soil is unproductive. If you
paid $1000 far four lots you paid a good
price. Up here we pay bahks 10 per
cent, interest. If this applies to where
you are, your investment covers $100 a
year in interest, and under present circumstances can not say that your lots
are increasing that much in value, as
the townsite area is constantly growing. Lot 925 is separated from South
Fort George, the real town, by a narrow subdivision sold by the Walsh
Land Co., of your city.
********—_<      The
shipping goods
^^^^^ down the high
-"■>" nving very materially, and with
hearnvtUf the G.T.P., of course,
h«st of living will compare favor*
"Jwuh any other centre. A lady
Wl'ving here from next summer on.
i i°n are a re»l estate man and a
»««" you should be ible to
THE R. N. W. M. P.
The report of the Northwest
Mounted Police for the year
1912 shows the strength of the
force to be 654 officers and men.
Eleven divisional posts and de-
tatchments have been maintained. During the year 13,391 cases
were entered by the police.
These cases included thirty murders. Commissioner Perry advises that substantial increases
be made to the force, which has
increased duties to perform
owing to the opening up of new
Robert Spinks
Painting and Papcrhanging
South Fort George
Sunday—Sunday School, 3 p. m.;
Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p. m.
Rev. R. H. Isaac Williams, M. A.,
Vicar, the Parsonage.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
Meats   and
±^_H__-|       Yeal
Wholesale and retail
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
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.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
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
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
We make our own CANDY from the best and most wholesome
materials available.      :     Our stock is large and always fresh.
A Complete Line of Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks in Season.
We Cater for Private Dinners, Banquets or Dance Suppers.
McGaghran & Thorne
Advetise in The Herald
ne or two here.
^IhaJ.y from th« G«nd Trunk. fA
toCren^J,How„about &» other Ja
|itJiJw River, a Grand Trunk town.
htt"r,2 Preaent ^developed, but
^Preparations are under Vay for
»**eet8   °grhes.8 in «>• "pring.    Th.
site c„ ° theTranMontinentalTown-
"awm?^1"^™ us that a hotel,
,Wne.'an thatt! •** bUilt '" ""
c-'Sjrem,„, ,e " con»t»ntly rt-
b«»<*ZT f0r info"natlon from
fteW 1,"tendin« to operate on
nation. M,., r the opening of navi-
"""sostates that apostofflct
Most modern 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.
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms
Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNEB* Proprietor
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?
All Klndi 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.
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Acreage—— Garden Tracts
cd Roberts, Jones & Willson cd
EDWARD ROBERTSlNotary Public.     E. E.JONES.     A. J. SEIWVN WILSON, Auditor.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lets
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly.'and weekly rates on ap-
Best of wines,
ll«uors and clarara
Albert Johnson, pro*.
'i'* i fAijc ruun
I. A. White left Wednesday
morning for a load of freight
ut Quesnel.
James Moffat, an old-timer in
the saw mills here, arrived from
the south on the last stage.
Mr. J. 0. Williamson and his
bride are expected in town this
week accompanied by Mr. Neville Montgomery.
A concert is being arranged,
to take place in the Fort
George Theatre shortly. Kerr's
orchestra will be in attendance.
Mr. Charles Brown, of the
mercantile firm of Close &
Brown, left New York recently
on his return journey to this
The Hank of British North
America, this week added to
the jx-rsonnel of its local staff
Mr. Mcintosh, from the Vancouver branch, ledger-keeper.
There will be a hockey game
on tho local rink tomorrow
afternoon between the ambitious class "b" teams of South
Fort George and Fort George.
The saw mill at Quesnel is
now cutting lumber for the repairs to the steamboat fleet.
There are on the Quesnel ways
Lhe Steamboats "B. X.," "B.
C. Express," and "Chilcotin."
An up-to-date millinery and
fancy-goods store will be opened on Hamilton Avenue, opposite the Empress hotel, by Mrs.
W. F. Matheson, who contemplates carrying a full stock of
ladies wear. 20
Amputation of both feet above
the ankles was found necessary
in the case of Fred Parent, the
young man at Carey's camp,
"who lost his way and was
terribly frozen during the recent
cold snap. Dr. Smith, of the G.
T. P. hospital at Willow River
performed the operation.
In the police court this week
a sneak thief was sentenced by
Justices of the Peace A. K.
Bourchier and S. Perkins to 30
days, under suspended sentence.
Two boot-leggers, who have
been operating in Kullnnder's
Clamp No. 2, will come before
tho Justices this afternoon.
Both have pleaded guilty.
Russell Peden and Sam Mc-
Goffin left this week for Mile
53 B. C, the end-of-st<eel on the
eastern construction of the G.
T. P. There is great activity
up river now. Over one thousand teams are freighting supplies for construction south
from the end of the line. If the
ice holds good Burns & Jordan
will move two big steam-shovels down stream for work west
of here immediately.
W. F. Cooke, who returned
from a business visit to Quesnel this week, in connection
with his company's affairs, tells
us that there will be little like-
lil«ood of a match between the
local and the Quesnel hockey
teams, owing to pressure of
business there making it next
to impossible for the team to
leave there for the long trip to
this place.
George, Allan's challenge to
box any 1401b man in the province has been accepted by Jack
Davies, late of Sheffield, Eng.,
and a newcomer to the district.
The bout will be staged in the
Fort George theatre on the
evening of February 8th. Ten
rounds is the distance they are
billed to go, the agreement
calling for Marquis of Queens-
bury rules with clean breaks.
Professor Billy Morris has
charge of the arrangements,
which is sufficient guarantee of
a good evening's sport. Two
four-round preliminaries will
precede the main event.
I r/^v-_."_f*_f _^'Aw-lf'tti''*sV _"aV _y*_y_yY_y _y _y_y-^
We have a very complete stock of Emulsions and
Cough Syrups.   Why continue to suffer?	
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
Henry Annonson announces
that a public meeting will be
held in the Fire Hall on Monday evening, January 27th.,
for tho purpose of introducing
his platform of principles, relative to tho matter of Municipal Incorporation. He will announce a ticket, as a presumptive candidate for the Mayoralty, advt
Fort George
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
TBE 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: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg„ Vancouver,B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
I        T"      -        61,660,600.
G. T. P. & P. G. E.
Railway Construction
will be on the Fraser River waterfront, adjoining South Fort George, with the opening of
spring. This spells good times in this immediate neighborhood. Buy a Lot this spring
while they are cheap, and take your profits in
the early summer.
Also 21-2 acre Garden Tracts close in.
Write for'details.
The Northern Development
Company. Limited
403-404 Carter-Co       Building
At the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow Rivers.
The first town of importance to be established in Central
British Columbia on the Main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway. By those who are in close touch with the true
conditions, Willow River is regarded as being a town of
future great importance in the heart of "Canada's Inland
Empire." This fact, plus the fact that Willow River will be
an important lumbering, mining and agricultural centre,
makes property in this new town desirable from either a
business or investment standpoint. Willow River property
has been purchased by merchants and investors throughout
Csnada and United States. Although the town was only
established October 16th, 1913, a number of lots have been
resold at decided profits, while other purchasers refuse to
sell at even twice the prices paid. The business portion only
of Willow River is now on the market-the survey of the
residence portion has recently been completed and this portion
of the town will be placed on the market in the near future.
There are a limited number of lots available in the business
portion at the original prices. Easy Terms. No Interest.
Cleai and perfect title direct from the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway. The Original and Official Townsite of Willow River
is located on Lot 785; Station Site approved by the Board of
Railway Commissioners March 26th, 1912, Order No. 16179.
REMEMBER THAT. Por maps and detailed information
call on
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Winter Schedule
Mail and Passenger Service
Stages leave the company's South Fort George office for Ashcroft, Quesnel and way points at 5 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays
The mail, passenger and express stages arrive
from the south on
Wednesday and Saturday Evenings
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty HUE* Dollars     j 1913]
in Bank of British North America
Your money ls saler in the Bank than ln 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.
Personal Depreciation
Every manufacturer sets aside a certain sum each year for wear and tear cnl
plant. ...     v   .1
Apply the same principle to the life of your earning capacity by depositing 11
sufficient sum in a saving account in this Bank to assure you of comfort in j
future years.
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
—— The Traders Bank of Canada
Capital paid up, $12400,000 -Surplus |11,400.000 -Total Assets $179,900,0
Vmi Oiee, Meatreal, Omsk. H. C Sums. Nwter. S*ik Fort Geo*, B. C
Fort George Hardware Co:
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done^ =
Camp stoves      Hot air Furnaces, etc.
City livery, Fee
Sale Stables I,A,WS«
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
at the junction of the FRASER and WILLOW RIVERS, °"
the main line of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAIL"A i
the entrance to the great PEACE RIVER COUNTRY, will
ISH COLUMBIA as it possesses, at its very door, all tw
NATURAL RESOURCES which go to the building of wg
Write today for maps and printed matter giving full information-
Pacilic Land & Townsites Company, Un*j
517 Pacific Building - - Vancouver, B.C.
L. M. Bower, Local Representative.


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