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SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM
No news of the outcome of the libel trial at Kamloops this
week has been received here and it is premature to place any
reliance in mere rumors that have been industriously circulated about its termination, The same wild rumors were
cast adrift when the trial first came up at Clinton last spring,
when the news was flashed broad and wide that accused had
been placed in jail. Subsequent reports demonstrated the
falsity of these early and unfounded rumors. Such reports
were to be expected, but the public should suspend judgment till the outcome is given in the columns of a reliable
news-gatherer like the Herald and not in a "promoter's bulletin of facts."
The Peden Brothers Travel
1000 Miles in Search of Land
William J. Peden and his brother, T. C. Peden, and J. P. Jefferson, who were schoolmates in
Winnipeg, arrived in Edmonton
Dct. 1, after a trip of nearly a
thousand miles by canoe, raft
Ind on foot from here into the
Pouce Coupe district of the Peace
Liver country, where they located three pre-emptions. They ex-
bect to pass the winter in Edmonton.
Though the three men were
on similar missions their meeting
at South Fort George in the store
of another brother, Russell Peden, on Second street, was pureli-- accidental. The brothers startled from Winnipeg in July, going
westward, while Jefferson left
Vancouver about the same time.
They   compared   notes   here,
where it was found that the ambition of each was to locate upon
Ithe most fertile quarter section
|n the last best west.   Finding
nothing to suit their purpose in
1Mb vicinity they decided to go
|nto the Peace River,
The party of three were conveyed from here to Giscomb,
where they portaged eight miles
bf rough country between the
Praser river and Summit lake.
Crossing the lake they entered
Crooked river, following its
ourse northward to McLeod
lake and passing out into the
Parsnip river to a point where
Its confluence with the Findlay
river form the Peace river. Turning the craft eastward they padded to Hudson's Hope, on the
order of the Peace river block.
As there were no means of
ortaging their supplies and
fanoe they abandoned the craft,
valking 14 miles   overland to
each the other side of the canyon, rather than run the swift
apids in the Peace River. There
IJey built a staunch raft, which
lhe three men took turns in piloting to Fort St. John, the geo-
paphical centre of the Peace
per block.
The trip from  the starting
oint to Hudson's Hope occupied
pven days, and three days were
faken up jn travelling thence to
™rt, St. John, where they pack-
F> their supplies on a horse and
talked to Pouce Coupe, "a journey of three days. After locat-
[nK pre-emptions the trio walked
Grand Prairie, a 3-days' trip,
J™ "om that point to Edson.
^ere they boarded a train for
MUtonton.
They averaged 35 miles a day
^forty-pound packs and ar-
>n  Edmonton hale and
Pearty. Jefferson only lost four
minds, while his colleagues not-
P no difference in their weights.
L,e on,y inconvenience was when
Fne»r grub sacks ran low and
were unable to replenish
jthey
Via »»«*Mie w repieiiisn
f"e supplies in the settlements
Rough which*they passed to
u rro,*» the Pouce Coupe dis-
trict.
The party will return to their
land irj the sping.
NORTH COAST LAND CO.
ISSUE A NEW AND UP-
TO-DATE FOLDER
The North Coast Land Co. have issued
a new, neat and attractive illustrated
little folder, which is without a doubt
the most reliable of all the numerous
publications issued from a press about
northern British Columbia. It was
compiled from observations made and
informption collected first hand by. Dr.
H. L. Gordon, who, daring the early
part of this year made a trip from
Hazelton to £outh Fort George. The
folder ia devoid of all that fulsome
fodder that usually finds its way into
ventures of this nature, and pictures
in its true colors the scenes and country
through which the writer passed.
Two extracts will serve to show in a
concise way the summing up of an
argument—the doubt of which there
does not exist among people who have
visited northern British Columbia-of
the richness of the soil the Transeon-
tinantal passes through on its way to
the Pacific.   Mr. Gordon s..ys:
"The deep rich soil and the fovorable
c imate fit the country to be one of the
grea'est districts for mixed farming on
the American continent. All the desired crops can be grown marvellously
■nd without irrigation."
"The farms of Mr. Charles Barrett
and Mr. A. B. Mclnnes, in the Bulkley
valley; Dr. Winch at Hazelton; Mr.
Milne in the Nechaco valley, and the
Hudson's Bay ranches at Fort George
and Fort Fraser are the most notable
of those which have revealed the richness and productivity of the country.'
SHORTAGE OF
LABOR MAY
TIE UP G.T.
P.
LADIES OF SI.
Chairman Smithers, who recently returned from an extended tour of G. T. P. construction
in British Columbia, at a meeting of the shareholders in London on the 10th, urged a relaxation of the present Canadian immigration laws, in order to allow
more labor for construction of
railways in the weBt. He thinks
a crisis in construction on the G.
T. P. railway is near, which
threatens to stop work on the
line.   •
He declared that when men
were getting $3 a day, and
struck for more pay, work would
have to be suspended until the
laborers became more reasonable
in their demands.
W. D. Dean leaves for Calgary next
week, where he will open a real estate
office and handle district acreage. He
has an extensive listing.
An event of unusual interest
and the first of its kind in this
section of Cariboo, is the proposed entertainment and sale of
work the ladies of Stephen's
church have arranged to take
place on the afternoon and evening of the 24th October, in the
opera house on Fourth street.
The entertainment is novel, for
it embraces a multitude of pleasing channels for recreative spending of   the day and evening.
The sale of work, the articles
of which have been the patient
and painstaking work of months
of the good ladies of this
church, should find a ready sale
among a community so largely
made up of bachelors whose
haunts and dens bear the unmistakable absence of "the hand
that rocks the cradle." The sale
of work will commence at 2:30 in
the afternoon and continue till 6,
when a turkey dinner will be
served in the recesses of the
stage, which will go through till
ten o'clock, when dancing will
be indulged in and continued
throughout the remainder of the
evening. The ladies say the hall
will be decorated as never before,
the scenes and environments entrancing to the eye, the inner
man and the pocket-book, with a
bevy of artistically - arranged
booths on the main floor of the
pretty little theatre. That the
entertainment will be a success
is evident by the number of tickets sold, which have been placed
at $1 each,
COURT OFFENDERS
The precincts of the courthouse and jail are undergoing a
change, the building having been
widened to double its dimensions.
Yesterday afternoon the steel
cage was transferred to the newly-built portion, and the .floor of
the main room painted a red hue.
On Tuesday. W. Seymour, Ed.
Flemeaux and James Murdock
were fined for being drunk on
the Indian reserve. They were
on their way from Central, when
taken by the constable. Murdock carried a bottle which he
obtained in the on3-man paper
town, for which he was fined $25.
The other two threw their bottles away and saved five each by
jetsoming their load.
Robert Kerr and Alex Hunter,
from Central, for permitting
pea-pool in their pool-rooms in
contravention of the act, were
fined $10 and costs each, Friday.
BOAT MOVEMENTS
The Express arrived at The Gardens
Sunday and had to lighter her freight
onto scows in order to make her way
up here. She docked at the foot of
Hamilton street, on account of lack of
water at her regular berth. She went
down this morning at 7, and expects to
make another trip.
The Chilcotin left Quesnel Monday
last and should be here tomorrow.
The, Quesnel left here Sunday morning and is expected in Monday.
Tho B. X. will not come up river
again this season. On her last trip she
stove in Ave kilsons. She is running
between Soda and Quesnel,
A. D. Campbell Succumbs to
Heart Failure In Pool Room
A. D. Campbell fell dead in the
Club pool room on Sunday morning. He had finished eating an
orange, and was jesting with
others, when he he uttered a
laugh and fell out of his chair
and collapsed. Medical assistance was summoned, but on
arrival of Dr. Lazier the man
was pronounced dead. The remains were taken to the fire hall
and an inquest the following
morning ascribed the cause to
heart failure.
Deceased was a Canadian, a
native of Guelph, Ont, and a resident here for the past year.
The last work he did was on Mr.
Hardie's right-of-way camp, out
of town a short distance, and
quit this three weeks ago to
undergo treatment for heart affection, of which he complained
of severely. He had a pre-emption up-river, where last winter
he spent in cutting cordwood.
The funeral took place on Monday afternoon from the fire hall,
and was officiated by Rev. Mr.
Williams.
WILL DEDRGANIZE LAND
POLICY OF HUHSON'S
DAY CO.
Sir Thomas Skinner, the chairman
of the board of governors of the Hud- .
son's Bay Co., arrived in Victoria last
week. In speaking of the anticipated
changes of the old company in respect
to their land policy, he said that
while it was true that in the past the
Hudson's Bay Company had been accused of holding its lands, to the detriment of ^rowing communities, that day
had passed, if it ever existed. "The
company is now in the hands of modern
and progressive people, whose policy is
to aid in the development of every section of the coun t ry w here i t has property,
believing that it can best secure added
value for its lands by disposing of them
on such terms as will build up the
community and so add to the value of
the unsold lands. That is our present
policy and we intend to live up to it at
all times, when conditions seem to
favor that policy. We will not be coerced, but our lands are on sale on fair
terms to anyone who desires to purchase
them for real development purposes.
It is not our purpose, however, to lend
ourselves to any speculative undertaking," concluded Sir Thomas.
Jealousy Among Indians the
Cause of Many Forest Fires
A provincial fire ranger from
the Omineca country recently reported to the department that he
feels sure many forest fires are
caused by jealousy among native hunters. If an Indian has a
good district, where he gets
plenty of furs, his brother Indians who are not so fortunate
are apt to express their disappointment by setting fire to the
bush. The ranger believes he
has found the explanation of
some fires which have-been put
down to lightning or some unknown cause.
The Alberta Telephone Co.'s wire to
Blackwater was down three days this
week. A break near Smith'.) road
house was the cause. "It is a chilly
wind that does not blow some warmth
in its train," we can hear th'e poor,
overworked telegraph operator exclaim,
when a break occurs.
INCREASE IN
dnn
More arrivals are coming into
the district byway of up-river
than by the Cariboo road. Though
there is a discrepancy in the
manner of travelling, lacking the
comforts of the auto springs,
and possessing none of the soft-
reclining chairs the river steamers are provided with, yet the
primitive raft is outbidding luxury in the number of travellers
who find their way into the district. Every evening a raft
moves into the tranquil recess of
the Hudson's Bay slough. Some
evenings two or more anchor at
the same time, but there is one
every night. They are of all patterns, sizes and colors of wood,
novel in design and simple in architecture, some bound with
cord, others with cast-off hay
wire, while others possess the
still more primitive bough as a
means of unifying a trinity of
logs—the ground-work of a Fraser river raft. The length over
all of a raft is usually determined
by the tree closest the water and
never exceeds fifteen feet. Very
few, if any, go beyond this
length. Some are pyramidical
at the bow, built for less resistance to water and to impel locomotion. This feature is seldom
indulged in unless the voyager
or voyagers consider that time is
the essence of the undertaking.
Railroad navvies never show a
disposition or inclination to rapid
traveling. They believe in taking
all the leisure out of life's cocoa-
nut while nomadically inclined,
and consequently build their
rafts to suit their inclinations.
One such a raft, in the shape
of an drygoods box, laden to
the brim with buoyant wood,
the top nailed down, and a railing built around the top surface
of the box to protect a kit of
cooking utensils, and the blankets of two railroad laborers, came
down the river last Monday, and
anchored in the slough. The two
foreigners stepped ashore, took
their worldly possessions with
them and Latin-like, with decorous and thankful bows, shoved
their late raft into mid-stream to
pass out, possibly, to the Pacific.
WILL DE A SHODTAGE OF
SUPPLIES THIS
WINTER
The tire in the Hudson s Bay
company s stores and ware houses in
Hazelton several weeks ago, where •
large quantity of winter freight and
supplies for the company s inland posts
were destroyed, is having its effect ou
thiB post, for posts to the west of here
are requisitioning supplies from Fort
George. This, coming as it does, at a
time and a season replete with accidents and low water on the Fraser
river, will undoubtedly make it a hardship not only for the many interior
points the company possesses, but likewise *o this section, where the indications at present point to an unexampled shortage of provisions for the
winter. And with a shortage comes
the added fear that the prices of
commodities will not decrease.
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PUBLISHEO BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRmTINB CO. Ud.
J   0   UANIELL   PRESIDE**!     •
lievoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
George an.l the entire Northern Interior.
J. B   DANIELL. Editor.
A road or trail to Fort George
Canyon is badly needed, and
possibly no better illustration of
the dire need of this want is
to be found in the number of
passengers and steamboat men
who have found it necessary to
walk along the pebbled shores of
the river because of the lack of
a road or trail through the
brush.
This badly needed'want comes
with marked conviction at this
time of the year, when the uncertainties   of   navigating   the ....... . .          —
Fraser above the Fort George hjgh commercial value through-
Canyon become more marked. out the world Trappers in this
At one time in the history of the distrjct say that interbreeding of
district navigators reused to the red and black foxes wiH gra.
take their boats through the dually produce the pure black
canyon, claiming that it was too < variety< The result of this ex-
dangerous, and in consequence; periment wiii be watched with in-
freight was left at that point to !terestin the United States. Can-
be later on brought up by In- ada and Emm<  becauge of its
The Presbvterian church enters upon the third year of its work
in this town on Sunday next, October 20th. the church building
having been dedicated exactly a year ago. A special evening service, befitting the occasion, will be preached by the minister, Rev.
C. M. Wright.
dians in Hudson's Bay scows.
That time was four years ago
and travel was limited to trappers and preliminary railway survey parties.   There was no great
need of a wagon road or trail in mode0f~ travel "except aeroplan
those days. Conditions were ad-: ing The black fox was carried
justed to the customs of the m mi,eg) while the other ani-
Hudson's Bay Co. and travel, ma, in its trjp from Great Bear
above the Fort George canyon ;lake trave]led fuliy 110o miles,
took place in the primitive cedar; The animalg were tran8ported in
dugout.   It remained for Captain | canQes and     ke(J ^ Athabascai
CARIBOO ELECTORAL DISTRICT
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court
• *, ■•:,:„„ of Revision will be held at the Govern*
possiOUUies. J ment Office, Barkerville on Monday, the
lhe two foxes have had most;lgth (lay o{ November nexti at n
unique experiences. They were ■ o'clock a.m.. for the purpose of hearing
transported from the far north-j any and al! objections against the reten-
ern wilds to civilization by every ition of an>' name or names on the Regis-
Bonser, of the steamer Chilco to
put an altered face on matters,
and set a pace for other mariners, not only on the lower river,
but likewise the stretches above.
Since then all other boats have
followed the lead set by the old
Skeena 'river sailor and all merchandise is billed through to
South Fort George. There is a
lurking danger, we will' admit,
in bringing a boat through the
canyon during low water in the
fall of the year. This danger
was further aggravated this year
by the unexampled low water
one month earlier in the season,
and the spirit of this prayer to
the ''good roads" administration
for a wagon road to the canyon, is to circumvent an ill-fitting condition existing in this
section of Cariboo. If the "good
roads" administration cannot see
its way to giving us this road,
we will be thankful with a trail.
If the wise governors at Victoria!
98 miles north of Edmonton, and
from that point brought by rail.
They are in good condition.
MILKING BY MACHINERY
Dairy farmers on the outskirts
of Edmonton have made application to that city for an extension
of the city's light and power
service to their places. Many of
the dairymen'have installed 10-
horse-power motors to operate
newly-patented milking machines.
ter of Voters for the Cariboo Electoral
District.
DATED at Barkerville the 7th day of
October, 1912.
C. W. GRAIN
Registrar of Voters.
NOTICE
The undersigned hereby gives
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.
LIQUOR ACT, 1910.
(Section 36.)
LOOKING FOR A BIG POTATO
The Kalispell, Montana, Chamber of Commerce plans to capture the prize for the biggest potato grown in 1912 at the International Dry-Farming congress N0TICE ig nereby given VM on
at Lethbridge this month, and is the nrBt day of Decemher next, ap-
already canvassing the potatoI plication win be male to the Super-
district surrounding it and soli- intendent of Provincial Police, for
Citing the largest spud to exhibit,  renewal of the hotel license  to  sell
deem the expenditure too great j The largest potato ever seen by li(*uor •'? 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.
for a trail, we will be pleased any potato grower in Montana
with an ordinary, every -day cow j was the pride of the Kalispeil
path. And if this last demand is '. chamber of commerce last year,
considered as too seriously af-. having been grown on the Flat-
fecting the credit of the prov-head reservation on sod break-
ince. then blaze a trail, and we'll I ing, the first ploughing, and it is
unstring the tendons of the com- anticipated that this year a spud
munal back and swing to the of equal dimensions in weight
rhythmic echo of the ever-sound-' will be taken to the Lethbridge
ing pioneer's axe. exhibit.
CROSSING FOXES
CHURCH SERVICES.
George Armstrong, a railway con-
n .       .     .    ,-,, . I ductor, died at Fitzhugh Sept. 27.   The
Returning to Edmonton from a j remaing were interredBat Jmonton
4-montns' stay on Lake Athabas-• ■
ca, more than 1800 miles northwest of here, where they made
extensive scientific explorations, !ST- HF-P?'8 CHURGH-lst. 3rd
,,„ , 1T -„ ' „ ' and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Corn-
Alfred Hare of Tees, Alta., Pro-
fessor Burwash, of the University of Chicago, and A. W.
Haigh,    a     local    prospector,
brought back to Edmonton a pure I K?ox CHURCH-Services every Sun-
t,   i  f          j         i r             i   j I   day evening at 7.30.    C. M.Wright,
"       Minister.
METHODIST   CHURCH-South Fort
George-Service will be held every
munion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
HolyEucharistandSermon.il a.m.-
Rev. R. H. Isaac.  Williams,  Vicar.
LIQUOR ACT, 1910.
(Section 35.)
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
20th day of November next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for the grant of a
licence for the sale of liquor by retail
ih and upon the premises known as the
Empress Hotel, situate at South Fort
George, B.C., upon the lands described
as Lots 15 and 16, blk. 10, D. L. 934.
Dated 19th day of October 1912.
GEORGE WARCUP,
Applicant.
black fox and a red fox, marked
with black. The two animals
are valued at $1000.
Mr. Hare paid $350 to Indians
in the Fond du Lac and Great
Bear Lake regions for the foxes,
which he will take to his farm at
Tees for propagating purposes.
The plan is to breed the black
Sunday morning in the
Theatre at 11 o'clock.
Pastor.
Maple Leaf
T. Griffiths,
WANTED
i   150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter.   Good sheds or stabling if required.
For further information  apply   to
variety for their fur, whichhasalREEDER & R0SS' Soda Creek p-°-
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The partnership heretore subsisting between Hoy & Johnson,
storekeepers and ranchers, at
Minle's Landing, B. C„ 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.
IHE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE COMPANY, LIMITED
W. F. Cooke Geo. E. McLaughlin RUBsel peden
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George we have 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,
ies
Merchandise and Groceri
We have now in stock in oiu*
store a carefully and PerZ
ally selected line of groS
and merchandise. "
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - Carhau'.
Overfall's, Hartt's Boots
Shoes, Campbell's Clothff
House of Hobberlin, made-tol
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A c Oiitfittarc for the field we excel<
A9 vWIUHvl 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.
TO-aiMAlttlMar We carry everything required to erect
H.C11IC111 Wt 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 Navigation 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 & Mercantile
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?
—-We have re-listings of lots that will
pay you to ask for-they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
2 1-3 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 the
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
4034
Cotton Bldg.
CO., LIMITED
BX.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens
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TAKK notice that I, Lester Roy
Walker, of South Fort George, B. C.
"ccupation cruiser, intends to apply
Z ^mission to purchase the (oiling -Scribed lands'
Commencim at a post planted   at
lhe northwest corner of Section thirty-four   Township nine, range   four;
Ince south 80   chains; thence weat
80 chains;   thence    north 80 chains;
tbence east 80   cbains   to point    ot
commencement, containing six   hundred and forty acres, more or less.
LESTER ROY WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, W12.	
i Tort praser land district.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Russell Robert Walker, of South Fort George, B
C„ occupation land agent, Intenda
to apply 'or permission to purchase
the following described lands:
Oomi»«ncing at a post planted at
the norl beast corner of Section twen-
ty-wfen, TownBbip nine, range four;
thence north 40 chains; thence west
80 cbains; thence south 40 chains ;
tiience east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing three
hundred and twenty acres, more   or
1'JSS.
RUSSELL ROBERT WALKER.
Sept. 24, 1912.	
PORT PRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District ot Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walker, of London, Ont., occupation
clerk, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described landB:
Commencing at a post planted at
the Northwest corner of section thirty, township four, range four;; thence
west 40 chains; thence south 80
chains; tbence east 40 chains; thence
north 80 chains to point ot commencement, containing 320 acres,
more or less.
JOSEPH WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
PORT PRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKB notice tbat I, AU:e Ki»or
Walker, of London, Oat., occupation
married woman, Intends to apply lur
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner ot Section thirty, township four, range tour; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 40
ebaius; thence south 40 chains;
tbence weat 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence east 80 chains to
point of commencement, containing
tour hundred and eighty acres, more
or less. ALICE ENOR WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
B«t>t. 24, 1912.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINES
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Fresh
Meats
Beef
Mutton
and
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. CHEAT MARKET
NIT SEINE MD
SMITH FOHT fiEOIBE
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
UAVIS& FORREST, Props.
Smokers* supplies
a specialty
pour pool tables
Splendid environments
Occidental
Hotel
QUESNEL
B.C.
2
fA
A  Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Sj  Columbia.
<■  New four-storey building.   Accommodation for 120 guests
2  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
S
<&*&*&*<&>^j^r*^f^t^r^r^,lM
Gity livery, Feed
I. A. WHITE,
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 the'acre, west of Mud
River.   Good'prices.   Work all winter,
Apply
GEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fovt George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       50 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
intend Building?
NOW is the tirne 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.
ElTWATM SUBMTCTBD.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
P.A.Landry J.H.McGregor J.F.Templeton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Colombia   Land   Surveyor*
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chaneery Chambers. Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 152, Phone 684.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GiSORGE. B. C.
A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
Do you contemplate jj
BUILDING?       ►<
d  Then" invest iffnte our workmanship and  R
Ja get our estimates |J
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2  Contractors
i       DANFORTH & M'INNIS      g
"ll  Contractors i Hamilton and
A and Builders I First streets    t>
Fort George. B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr. F. C Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros./Burden & Co.
Ovil EafiMtn, DrarinN *!& C. Und Saroyc-ri
Surveys ot Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
,a is large and up-to-date, which en-
3 ables us to fill all orders quickly.
AIL ORDERS
Give us a trial
A. Fraser
A
& 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 Kind* of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fcrt George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chaa. 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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LEY & WIGGINS
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden TracU.
Fire, Accident and Lift Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 80 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre     .      .      .      $85
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEOROE
=^
cd Roberts, Jones & Willson o
EDWARD ROBERWUkj Nh.     E. E. JONES.     A. I. SEIWYNWIUMI.. Asa*.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lawk Garden Tracts. Tinker LMU. Mineral CUnai ValuUe tm lata.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. KKt^fV^W
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenne, Sooth F«t George: CeaAral Avenat, Fort Gewte, B. C.
/f=
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 98
BUatfcly aa* weakly rata* aa aa*
ptteatlaa
Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson. *»»•
J
1MAGHRAN & THORNE
Manufacturers of Hlgh-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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"CENTRAL" IN RHYME
,otww»-m irmt^n*T*WM?&
Two bridge fiends, formerly of South
Fort George, but now of Edmonton,
have forwarded a new auction score,
which simplifies thc panic very much
and adds competitive piquancy to the
king of recreative pastimes. It has to
be played but once to fully appreciate
the welcome innovation.   The score:
Spades -       -       2
Clubs --- 6
Diamonds - - 7
Hearts -       -       8
Royal Spades (Lillies) 9
No Trump    -      •      10
W. Johnson, retiring partner in the
firm of Hoy & Johnson, Milne's Landing, accompanied by C. S. Finlaison, of
the same place, were in town this week
on their way to the coast. Both will
spend most of the winter on the coast.
Mr. J. Gillespie and Mrs. Gillespie
who have been living on Laselle ave.
next to Close & Brown's store all summer, leave next week for Vuncouve',
where they will take up their residence
for the eolii months. They will return
in the spring.
The mail stage met with disaster last
night between the mill and town and
came in at 12 o clock.   Broke a tongue.
AT HOTEL NORTHERN
Monday: CR. Griffen, W. Larsen,
A. K. Smith; F. A. Jones, Albuquerque,
N. M.; C. R. Glendenning, Kenney,
Cal.
Tuesday: A. Cameron, L. Dakin,
Robert Taylor and wife, McMullen
Creek; H. Staube, Chas. Fetrow, C. R.
GrifTen, Chas. Fohm, R. Martin; Mrs.
Skene, Calgary; Henry Coutts, Ashcroft; Wm. Morris, Kansas City, Mo.;
Barney Keegan, Vancouver; Geo. H.
Sheldrake, Ladner.
Wednesday: N. Steason, B. Walsh;
Chas. Reynolds, Cleveland, Ohio.
Edmonton has 428 real estate offices,
30 hotels, and 9 wholesale liquor stores,
according to the records of License
Inspector McCallum compiled up to and
including September 27.
Chief Engineer Kelliher and party
arrived at Decker Lake on Sept. 3 and
expected to be in Hazelton the end of
the week, where they will be met by
J. W. Stewart and P. Welch.
The provincial museum Victoria, has
just received a white wolverine which
was trapped in the Skeena country last
year. This is one of the rarest animals
found in British Columbia.
Sixty-four million bushels of grain,
or eight bushels of wheat, barley and
oats for every man, woman and child
in the Dominion of Canada, is the extent of this year's crop of the three
cereals mentioned in the province of
Alberta.
Representatives of the Alberta Monorail company, which is building a four-
mile line at Calgary to develop a gravel
deposit at Maharg, are in Edmonton,
looking over thc ground with a view to
building single rail lines to thc eoal
mining and farming districts in central
Alterta, to connect with the three transcontinental roads.
Thomas Hartnett, 35 year old, an
engineer on the G. T. P. at mile 106,
B.C., was instantly killed Saturday
afternoon, Sept. 5, when a locomotive
tipped off the track and buried him
under its massive weight Connelly and
McKinley were notified, and a representative of that firm was sent out to get
the body. The deceased lived at Rivers,
Manitoba, and relatives have been
notified.
The sun was shining brightly, shinning
with all its might.
It did its very best to make the town
look like a site
And that was odd, because you know,
it did'nt somehow quite.
The owrer and   his   s .tellites   were
walking close at hand.
They wept like anything to see su;h
quantities of sand.
If this were  only soil,  they said,  it
simply would be grand.
The time has come, the owner said, to
think of many things.
Of selling land to suckers, to widows
and to kings.
But Oh! ye gods! the profits to themselves are taking wings.
Then up spake brave old Pius,   him of
the shaven pate.
Do not sire  give in right away,  but
gird your armour plate.
Faint heart ne'er won fair lady,  nor
weakling conquer fate.
I am a mighty pecker; my pea-vines
are renowned.
Each Sunday my two temples with pea-
vine leaves are crowned.     •
And on my back a ton of peas on weekdays have been found.
Then next spake his chief butler,  the
learned man of law.
If there are no more suckers here then
we must look for more
On Greenlands icy mountains or Afric's
torrid shore.
A squeaky voice wn.i ........  •-.
make the owner think
That he had sturdy  comrades to save
him at the brink,
And lovingly he gazed upon his friend-
the missing link.
Oh sire! Oh sire! this young man said;
1 know I'm rather small;
But what 1 lack in stature 1 can make
up in gall.
Just see what I shall do at New Westminister this Fall.
His face it twitched, his fingers worked
in his excessive zeal
For his beloved master,   to   whom he
did appeal.
The latter said, "good dog, good dog,
you now can have a meal.'
Then back they went to the   hotel,
where every thing is free,
From the pickles on the   table to the
harmless household flea.
That is, of course provided, you are of
the Company.
And through the silent streets they
went indeed a goodly throng
And on their faces you could see there
was no hint of wrong.
Too good for earth, send them to Heaven,
the place where they belong.
I/ENVOI, L'ENVOI
Look, look around that mighty Town,
and sucker what d'you see?
And if you dont see what you'd hoped,
well what a fool you be.
For buying pigs in pokes, you know,
does not appeal to me.
WASP
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 Rivers, is the very heart of thousands of acres of the
mosffertile 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.
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 articles. Patent Medicine!       Drugt ists'Sundries       Magazine*. Books, Stationer
Official advices from the forestry department at Ottawa are to the effect
that the federal government will create
a reserve of 4,788 square miles on the
shores uf Lesser Slav, lake, north of
here, also that a large area north of
Lacla Biche wil) be set aside i y act of
parliament. Roy Cameron, who had
charge of the cruising work, reports
there is fully 350,000,000 feet of timber
available on the southern shore of
Lesser Slave lake, also large areas of
pulp wood, adapted to commercial
purposes. The land, he says, is suitable
for mixed farming and livestock.
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 GIAND 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 Offlcet: 819 lo 834 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancoaver.B.C
London Oflice:   8 Old Jewry.
PAID-VP CAPITAL. "-        T
$1,808,800.
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
wvww i
Navigation soon closes.
Then come winter rates,
Consign your goods via
Hurry Up
Mr. Shipper ^w ••■•»•■ •»■...
STEAMERS "B. X." AND "B. C. EXPRESS."
They will reach you within 40 hours from Soda Creek, beine
EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES
Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISB COLUMBIA EXPRESS WARY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Polk.      1 1912]
th Bank of British North America
Tour money la safer in the Bank than in your bouse or in your
pocket. It it 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 isaued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCHi
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGER
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which !■ united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1869
Capital paid up *12-*M
Surplus     - U.400,000
Total Assets 179,900,000
Head Office     ....     Montreal, Que.
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
Bead Office:
VANCOUVBB. ■• C.     C==-
CAFITAL AUTHORIZED . . M.OOO.OW
DIRECTORS
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, MeFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B. C.
L. W. SHATFORD Esq., H. L. A.
Vice-Prei. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON. Lieutenant-Governor British Columbia.
M.   '».   CARMN.
CapHnllit. Vietorla. B.C.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C. S. DOUGLAS Esq.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE. BRANCH-F.ILIPSCOMB,'Manager,
Robert Kennedy,   New WMtnto-
J.  A.  MITCHELL,   EM-.   Capitall**
Vietorla. B. C. _   _ .„ .
E. H. HEAPS. m--\ H* He»P"' ■
Co.    Lumber  and Timber;  rrrt*J«
Columbia  Treat  Co*.  Ltd.,
ver, B. C.
V»n««*
J. A.  HARVEY. Eiq., K.C. lorajriJ
ol Cranbrook. B.C.. Vancouw, W-
L?\V. SHAWORD, General Mgr.
Fort George Hardware Gx
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH PORT GEORGE.
GISCOMB PORTAGE Is the natural
outfitting point for the ■
Peace River Country
At Giscomb Portage we have a large stock of Keneral •> the
chandise, carefully selected to fill all the requirements
traveller ^„tnrs an*.
Our store is the logical supply point for prfemp,;'djng
others located up the river. All steamboats call i« °"VnPlGHl
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DELIVERING FBjwj
IN THE PEACE RNJER COUNTRY. You can consiBJ ^
freight to us at South Fort George and we will deliver«
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace River
CANOES AND BOATS FOR SALE
SEABACH & HUBLE 8B9tt» -
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