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 All river and road
transportation
companies make
South Fort George
headquarters.
VOL, 3, NO. 29.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C., SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM
Cr continued effort to provide reliable Information about a country
;,0U miles from the nearest railroad
■joint 1ms ever been ontested by the
wildcat promoters whose object haa
been tt, sell    sub-divisions    on the
Btl-engtl)   ol  their advertised  statements. This    advertising has    been
entirely misleading,   and  has necessitated    our    campaign.    We have
given the public linembroldere'd   acts
witli regard to some of the olleuders
who have built up enormous fortunes
on the money blindly invested in the
•'townsite" properties they have so
advertised.    These    facts    we have
simply stated, but almost coincident
with their publication by us the ring
of controlled newspapeis,    and even
the coast dailies, which have profited enormously by the advertising re- j
ceived Irom the promoters, have piib-
lished material calculated to counter- '
act the efforts of The Hera d.  And j
ao the public are bewildered. Except (
to a small percentage of people who ^
have actually visited the ground, the
IfiVElHRAPS"
The real estate market here Is
ambling along at a nice easy gait.
Mere there is none of the frenzied
clamor o( lot vending, which distinguishes the work ot the modern subdivision hend in the larger cities
which are used as a base for the
clearance ol gigantic sub-division
schemes. Down in Vancouver the
game is played to the limit. To successfully meet expenses on Hastings
Street in Vancouver when serving up
a sub-division red hot, it appears
neceBssry to hire a scene painter,
and strain the resources of a toy
shop in arranging a sort of "peep
Into the future" in the window of
tbe   ready-made    lot   store.    This
window show ol paper and puppetts
i« supposed to portray the future
possibilities of the wonderful opportunity being offered to the public by
toe men behind the plate glass
windows, and their decoys along the
curb.
An enterprising Arm that has been
wiling lots in the townsites up the
Nechaco, lor many monthB past, in a
little dinky office near the corner of
Hastings and Abbot streets ln Vancouver, have a regular vaudeville
!t|ow in their little window, with a
c("wge ol programme each week, to
"tract attention to their wares. In
m instance they had a large tarrei
"toned with paper in the window to
toe top ol which a number of dollar
Nils were arranged, with a five-spot
We and there to vary the" monotony. Overhead ran a legend to the
e Mt that a "barrel of money" was
t0 lie made by those who grasped
opportunity by the forelock and bung
t, to drop thc metaphor, by those
»»o leave their cash with the men tit-
S     ln "change    for an agreement
sa><* in one of the Nechaco subdivisions.
0j>« evening the writer stood and
°«d and pondered-marvelllng the
a lle at the credulity of man, wbeu
wayfarer happened along, and at-
J'ed   by the sight    ol so   much
,uley lying loose, he likewise paused
"Ponder. The waylnrer was an ob-
ant    person,    hailing,   perhaps,
mMi       .. He read the legend(
^"cd the cash, and espied the base
i?a1, Wh'Ch would not P» «
bri-h* peeplng ,rom Mween the
6lnt new b»!*; "Holly gee, dat
suliin"0, Wr l00Be'r°l-' be Uspingly
Jilted, -toity seven bones; dat
Jinn.      Wa''  ter raVe aboUt;  " d«n>
CT t* aliow n°,,)etter rtcc°m-
fat fer long thin sites 'ub
atmosphere of Fort George generally
appears to be obscured with doubt,
and rendered undesirable by the conflicts of contravening interests. The
Herald   has always    advocated the
simplest solution    to our   townsite
mystery,  and  that has been  to recommend purchasers not to buy property    without    first see ng    it, or
ascertained from a reliable, independent source Its . actual worth. Tills
advice is applicable  until the  plans
of the G. T. P. are    definitely announced, and the public are informed
regarding the plans to be fol owed in
the development of    their townsite,
from which information the future of
other properties may be determined.
When stateme/.ts are once printed
on paper and sent broadcast over the
face ot the    land,  such statements
are indelibly    recorded. The Herald
is proud of its record of statements
alient the townsite situation, which
is the subject of most absorbing interest up here. Our forecast of conditions is dally being substantiated,
contrasting strongly  with the wild,
badly considered   statements of our
regard  to the
contemporaries with
issue.
That our campaign against g.t
rich-quick townsite schemers has lost
us much money will be fairly apparent, but we consider our financial
loss as nothing to the satisfaction
of having given the smooth promoters the liveliest contest of their
chequered, careers, and at the same
time establishing for The Herald a
reputation thnt will stand behind it
in future years, when the get-rich-
quick men have dwindled into the
dim distance with their bank rolls,
leaving behind them a maze of subdivisions.
That there will be a large city
here on the bonks of the Praser river
there is no possible doubt, but, in
the opinion of The Hera'd, it will be
many years before the growth of this
city will embrace even a small portion of the great area subdivided behind the Indian Reserve. The Orand
Trunk people will make a beautiful
townsite on this Indian Reservation,
although it would not be surprising
if the eastern portion alone is sub
divided in tbe first instance. To tbe
south of the reserve there are a few
small tracts, which will always retain good values owing to their position on  the    Fraser river.  South
I Fort George is chief of these.
An irresponsible publishing concern
that Is backed financially by a man
! whose reputation is founded on a
record  of  fraud  and swindling,  has
! undertaken to further his own ventures by trying to   work  up public
| sentiment against the transfer of the
Indian Reserve to the G. T. P.,
claiming that other railways should
have station privileges reserved
thereon. The reason for tbis Is that
the publishing concern's boss has
Jeopardized whatever cbaace his
townsites ever had for receiving such
assistance to tbe development ot
the property as the goodwill of the
railroad company would ensure them
by trying to adopt methods that he
has found successful in other fields,
to bend tbe great corporation to his
will. Now in order to prove that The
Herald's contentions with regard to
the situation are being proven true,
and to show that the Fort George
Tribune is stirring up a mare's nest
in their fool movement, which has
no logical object except to lend im-
Grand Trunk Pacific R'ailway
MONTREAL, CANADA
CHAS. M.HAYS,
PRESIDENT
February 13th, 1912.
lir. J. V. Daniell, President,
Northern Interior Printing Company,
South Fort George, B.. C.
Dear Sir:-
Referring to your letter of January 20th, making enquiry ahout
the present position of the Fort George townsite, with respect to the location of the same on Indian Reserve Ho.l reoently purohased from the Indians, will say.
While, generally speaking, ever ainoe the main line of our railway has been projected through British Columbia to Prince Rupert, lt haa
been expected that eventually as the progress of our surveys and construction work had more nearly approached that locality we would take up for
serious consideration and deoision the matter of what our requirements
would be in the way of the looation of a railway station and terminals, and
the establishing of a townsite, and while the matter has been the subjeot
of reference and disoussion and also of considerable oonjeoture in the
newspapers during the past two or three years, on account of the faot that
the Order-ln-Counoil authorizing the transfer of the Indian Reserve to
this Company was only passed within the past two weeks our own plana have
not yet sufficiently matured to enable us to state definitely at this time
what final aotion will bo taken with reference to the looation of the rail-
Way station.  Having purohased' the Indian Reserve fo. 1, however, and having decided to locate a townsite thereon, instructions have been given for
surveys of the land to be made in order that we may have full information
before us for considering what is the best plan to be adopted for laying
out the townsite, but as the Koserve oovers an area of 1300 aares, lt will
readily be seen that without the information, whloh wa have not yet been
I Continued on use 2.)
r« ,. lung   unn
^'ty. GOOD   WIGHT."
Get
| "ader,
the moral    to this,'    gentle
News was  received here yesterday
that a corpse had been taken from
the river near White's Landing. Con-
' stable   Higgcnlottam    left  ,on   the
j Chilcotin    to   bury   the   body. The
1 number of men that are being drown-
ed In attempting to run this river
'on rafts is appalling. It is time ths
' authorities took a hand and  issued
' official warnings, printed in the languages   predominating    in the construction camps, dwelling upon the
danger of running the river,
Dronger & Flynn, a local contracting firm, have a contract to build a
warehouse and office building for
Contractor Hardy, who Ib working
west of Mud River. The buildings
are to be erected on Lot 1427, t?i*n
erally alluded to as the G, T. P.
purchase. This district Lot lies between the Hogkins addition and the
townsite of Fort George, both promotions of the Natural Resources
Security Company, of Vanrouvor,
which firm has tried -f make capital out of the fact that the G. T.
P. owned tbis land. It .now develops,
however, that the property was acquired by the railway company for
a URAVKL PIT. Contractor Hardy
has caused a lot ot disappointment
in Nechacoville, by by fuilin,' to
locate in tbat wonderful city. Contractors are busy men, however, and
do not lend themselves to the promotion of film-flam sub-divisions.
The steamer B. C. Express will
leave tomorrow for an excursion to
the mouth of tbe Willow River.
portance to their scheme, we reproduce in facsimile a letter we received
from the late Chas. M. Hays, President of the Grand Trunk Pacific,
dated last February.
Since our receipt of tbe letter its
writer met death In the wreck of the
Titantic, the horror of which catastrophe is still echoing over the
world. This letter shows that there
can be no foundation to the Irresponsible statements that have been
issued by certain promoters anent
the location of a railway station.
The survey of the Indian Reserve,
referred to in the letter, is now under way.
This communication, from the late
[President    Chas. M. Hays,   of   the
■Grand Trunk Pacific,  containing as
it does commendation tor our policy
is foremost amongst the many ap-
! preciative    communications     which
I we have received   regarding the at-
[ titude  which    The Herald   has as-
i sumed towards the townsite shyster,
which attitude    has landed    us up
against both criminal and civil libel
suits, and which has been the cause
of dastardly attacks upon out business,   and of    futile    endeavors   to
slander us in other ways.
1   The letter speaks for itself.
W08THY CANADIAN ORDER
On   tbe fifteenth    or the twenty-
second of July the first lodge ot the
only Canadian    secret organization,
the Cariboo Brotherhood, will be instituted       in      Kamloops,       says
the Standard of that city. Mr. Arthur Sullivan, the supreme chief pioneer of tbe order has been visiting
Vancouver,    also Victoria and New
Westminister, where he has been laying the foundation for three influential lodges and has appointed Mr. 0.
H. Stuart Wade as the supreme chief
pioneer of   the Province ot British
Columbia. Mr. Wade will be present
at Kamloops at   the Institution of
the lodge and   will be accompanied
by several others, among whom will
be Mr. E. O. S. Scholefield, the provincial librarian. After the Institution of the lodge the members still
in session will march to the hall ln
which Mr.  Schoelfield will deliver a
public   lecture    Illustrated   with a
series of pictures unique as to their
accidental discovery, and of absorbing interest. The pictures will give
the public an exact reproduction of
the early days in the Cariboo, the
old road houses   and the  men who
traveled in search of gold, many of
whom will likely be remembered by
some ot those who will form a part
of the audience.
These unique pictures were found a
short time ago    ln a   second-hand
store in Frisco, and fortunately fell
into the hands ot our provincial librarian, who is ever alert for such
valuable relics of the universally interesting period ot the exciting days
of the gold    rush in this province.
Mr. Sullivan feels much satisfied at
tbe cordial reception given him by
prominent    men   in three    principal
cities of the coast, all of whom express themselves in the highest terms
as to the great amount of good the
organization will   do for the province and in    their opinion will undoubtedly   become    tbe greatest and
most powerful of   all Canadian societies. It is also tbelr opinion that
the order is deserving of the support
of all patriotic Canadians as It will
perpetuate the story of the notable
work   done   by    men whose    names
should never be forgotten by those
who now enjoy the fruits of the self-
sacrificing lives of the pioneers.
The appearance of the gasoline
boats on the Fraser river up here is
a factor in rapid transportation on
the upper Fraser, tbat has not been
demonstrated previous to tbe arrival
of tbe contractors. Mr. Lund, of the
firm of Lund & Rogers has a swift
boat which has a record of some
fast travelling,
i k
... PAGE TWO
THE PORT GEOKUU tictxALtu
TWO BUSINESS MEN
liniincial consideration offered by the
agents of the townsite scheme up the
We reprint thc following item from  Nechaco.    The    other    man was a
the Fort George Tribune. That versatile organ should have u comic
supplement for such items, which
would look well illustrated by u
tuinpty tump artist!
"Two UBcful businessmen deserted the southern suburb this week
and moved from the hamlet on the
bankB of the Fraaer to a real town,
and now both are established In
Kurt (leorge. Oue was N. C. Jorg-
ensen, lund ugent and locator, who
probably has located more pre-
emptors on holdings in tbe Fort
George district than any other man
in the territory, and the second
waB W. P. Moran, the proprietor
of the only blacksmith shop in the
country. Roth figured that the future holds more for Fort Giorge
than any other spot on this section
of B.C.'s map and, after a short
experience in the suburbs, tbey were
glad to get located where business
Is brisk and things are moving."
Tbe  "useful"  business men,  above
referred to,  will doubtless have appreciated  their   usefulness   already,
Irom   the above.    As far as South
Fort Oeorge is concerned, the loss of
these useful citizens has as yet gone
unnoticed. The Herald is not property man tor a sub-division's stage
setting, neither does it chronicle the
arrival and departure of the supernumeraries for the mob scene being
rehearsed up the Nechaco river, which
is calculated to appeal to the Railway Commission. South Fort George
is a city. Here we do not bribe our
business  men    to consid.r existence
in our city,  neither do we gratuitously erect business bouses for them
in order to  populate our  city.  All
we ask Is that the investing public
come here and Bee for themselves the
respective    merits of the townsites
here, and that they will not permit
themselveB  to     be misled    by such
balderdash   as    the above     excerpt
from an imitation newspaper, which
publishes such material with a view
to creating an  impression  which  is
not consistent    with   the   respective
merltB of properties or their values.
As   (or the    two men   whom tbe
Tribune asserts "deserted the southern suburb"  we    have to say that
their  importance    does  not   justify
any lengthy reference to the incident
of their migration. Oue is a blacksmith,     whom,     we are    Informed,
changed his    place ot    business lor
sciuattcr on a government lot here,
who makes his living by locating
settlers and making bricks. Neither
were property owners here. We could
recite so many details regarding the,
people who have come up here ostensibly to locate on the Nechaco town-
site, but who are now doing business
in this town, that it would be
wearisome.
BUOYANT S. FORT GEORGE
There are many new places in this
province of   British  Columbia;  new
places on the map with "futures".
None of these can compare with the
thriving  little   city  of  South  Fort
George for  the energy displayed by
its citizens in the upbuilding of their
town.     South    Vort    George,   is a
dynamo burg, it hums, and radiates
active currents of energy. The writer
haB been away for three months, yet
in the   interval,  brief though it is,
the development   of the    town has
gone forward  with  astonishing  activity. The permanent nature of the
buildings being erected, and the up-
to-date furnishings'   of the business
houseB opening   up here,  shows the
satisfaction which exists in the opinion of tbe general  public regarding
the assured stability of values here,
and the assurance of the future importance of the town. All this activity is tbe result of independent investment entirely. There is no town-
s te    concern to    s .bald ze bu nn bs
houses here, and compared witb the
puling eltorts of    the outlying subdivisions   to drag    development to
their "business centres" by bribery,
South  Fort    George is   as gold to
base metal,
The town Is coming Into Its own.
Having been content w.th its natural stragetic position on ' the
Fraser River here, the people of
South Fort George have not conspired to pitt themselves against the
interests of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railroad, as has been the case with
the promoters of tbe Fort George
townsite up the Nechaco River. This,
town has the goodwill of the big
railway company, and this means
much to tbe future ot its development. As we have always maintained, this place will form the headquarters and distributing centre tor
tbe forces engaged upon the construction of Canada's greatest trans
continental railroad, and this is
being borne out every day, even at
this early stage of the game. So it
will be in a greater degree when construction of the noith and south
line, which we predicted years ago,
commences next year from this town
to the city of Vancouver.
There has been a long period ot
waiting. Here, at a point over three
hundred miles from a railroad an
energetic people have been waiting
for the boom to swish along. Never
tor an instant haa a depression been
felt, but tbe inactivity, as compared
to what is anticipated, has hung
upon the atmosphere like an obscuring mist.
WORK THAT COUNTS
Gillette, Wyo.,
June 10, 1912
Editor Herald:
Sir: Enclosed find a U. S.
postal money order for one
dollar and fifty cents, which I
would be pleased if you would
use to renew my subscription
to your paper for six months
from month of March, 1912.
Your paper has been coming
to me addressed to Jos. Irwin,
Box 153, Gillette, Wyo., and
and my subscription ran out in
March, 1912. I am very thankful to you for continuing sending the paper after the subscription ran out. I own two
lots in the McGregor addition,
and as one of them is right up
against South Fort George, on
north end, I think in time I
will have something good
there. I also own two good
lots in G. T. P. townsite of
Fraser Lake, and your paper
gives me the best and most
reliable news in regard to that
whole country that I have been
able to get and your fight
against the Natural Resources
outfit is going to be of much
good for people who want to
invest up there and want to
know who they are dealing
with. With best wishes for
yourself and the country you
are trying so hard to help and
build up, I remain,       J.E.
(Continued from page 1.)
J.V.D. #2
able to obtain, we cannot decide what looation for the railway station will
bost serve the interests of this Company as well as of the community at tbat
plaoe, whose welfare will be given full consideration. (
From the foregoing it will be seen that not as yet having been in
position to determine for ourselves what plans oan finally be adopted for the
looation of our station and terminals at Kort Oeorge, we have naturally been
unable, even though we might have desired to do so, to authorize anyone to
make any statements ln this respect, and any such statements that have been
made in the paat therefore have been absolutely without any foundation of
authority from any of the Officers of this Company.  neither have any agreements been made with, or any sums of money reoeived from anyone whatsoever
With reapeot to the location of our station at Kort Oeorge.
Tlie effort made by the Fort Oeorge "Herald" to prevent misrepresentation with respect to that locality, that would be misleading to prospective settlers, is oertalnly commendable and has our heartiest endorsation, and
I have no doubt if you will oontinue to pursue this policy you will have cause
to feel well repaid for doing ao by tho reputation for reliability whioh you
will have established when railway transportation facilities have reaohed Fort
Oeorge over our line, whioh we hope may be the case within tho next twelve
months, and as soon as we are in position to do so it is our intention to make
a definite announcement for the guidance of the settlers and the public generally who are going into that country, with Terfpeot to the plans we shall
finally adopt for the development of Jh^Fort George Reserve,
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A  that we know this business thoroughly, and can give satis-
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A We Make a Specialty of Seasoned FIR Lumber of the Best Class
^     Get estimates from us on all kinds of Building Material.
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W. P. COOKE
I Northern Lumber Co., limited I
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City livery, Feed &
Sale Stables
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs,
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
-— 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 1-2 acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property.
Prices $75 to $125 an acre. $50 down and $15 a month,
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.50 an acre.    A good buy.
Large tracts for colonization at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
4034
Cotton Bldg.
CO, LIMITED
Vancouver,
BC.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens THE HERALD RECEIVES
MANY ENQUIRIES FROM
ALL OVER THE WORLD' ON
EVERY MAIL. WE INTEND
TO ANSWER SOME OF
THESE ENQUIRES IN
THIS COLUMN, IN THE
HOPE THAT INFORMATION
DESIRED BY ONE PER80N
MAY BE FOUND OF INTEREST TO OTHERS.     E D .
prince Albert, Sask.
Editor, Herald:
I have some land near Fort
George, but hesitate to come Into
that country without knowing how
labor conditions are up there. Can
you tell me whether a man with a
thorough knowledge of the wheelwright trade could work at his
trade there. F. S.
Not much doing ln the wheel
business so (ar. Any good hustler
can make a living here, with good
prospects lor the luture. This is a
poor country Ior drone*.
We have a number of enquiries
regarding "Port Qeorge" lots. Our
opinion of some of these Is widely
kuown. The lollowing is from "Toronto Saturday Night" an opinion
worth having any day in the week:
Morse, Sask*.
Editor Gold and Dross:
"Would you consider lots 1 and 2
block 56, in section A., ln the business centre ol Fort Geo ge? What
would you consider a fair value for
tbis property? About what time will
tbe railway be finished to Fort
George?
"No one but a mind reader would
at this stage be able to tell where
tbe business   centre of Fort Qeorge
will be located. Just because tbe
dupe issued by tbe Natural Resources
Security Company puts it on their
property, it doeB not neces.arily
make it so. I Imagine the Grand
Trunk Pacific will upon its arrival
at Fort George a good many months
bence have something to say about
It. Under the circumstances, the
value af your lots is more sentimental than real, as tbe Q. T. P. will
»i« i townsite of its own."
Vaneouver, B.C.
Editor, Herald:
A firm is selling a subdivision
called the Heart of Fort Qeorge.
Will you let me have your opinion
"1 the property as friends of mine
«e desiring to invest aa a small
syndicate. V. L.
Come up and see It, or keep your
"wwy in your jeans. That Is our
advice,
Editor, Herald:
1 want to put some money Into
Property at Fort Qeorge and would
llk( to -lave particulars of the prop-
miea on the market. I have heard
J^t your paper   Ib being   sued for
el ,or wposlng some schemes, and
*oi*U therefore like your advice.
*We does the railway cross the
"v«r. and when will tbe Q. T. P.
m 'heir townsite on the market?
Q. F. H.
There are    propertlea here that
»r« good   buying   today, especially
or bu«l"»«sB houses   wishing to get
atablished and   do business during
"■"■tructlon of the Q. T. P. and the
Mllc   and    North-wcat.m.    South
«t Ueorge is the business ceatie,
M will remain so until alter thc
' T* P. have-sold their townsite on
e   ■ndlan   Reserve.   The   railway
"owing may be at either cf two logons on the   Indian Reswvc, cn
"« Eraser River. There la nothing
.,     te M y«t.   The   contracts for
••Mag right-of-way    do not come
hln Mv«nil mlles of this point at
J, ,w »"«••">.* the final location of
JJ ■»•. The Q. T. P. will townsite
ber   T'8 0t     thB lndlan     R MrVe
•• Topographical surveys are nbw
dil.f mR<1* ■"•''"'lnary to the sub-
' Wing of this land. We would
'■» that the railway townsite will
uis°n tb* mark,t about SePten,fc«r'
Occidental
Hotel
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Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
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CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
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Lenox, Iowa.
Editor, Herald:
I desire to get in touch with the
firms in your city that buy and sell
farm lands, and have them sell the
north half and south-west quarter of
Lot 1596, a few miles south of Fort
George, and the net price gi.en is
$10 an acre. F. F. A.
Realty firms here, Wesley &
Wiggins; Roberts, Jones and Willson;
Wright Investment Co. Ltd., and tbe
Northern Development Company Ltd.
All these firms handle farm lands,
and all are financially responsible.
Notice is hereby given that the reserve existing on crown lands in the vicinity of Stuart River, situated in the
Cariboo district, notice of which, bearing
date December 17th, 1908, was published
in the British Columbia Gazette, dated
December, 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so
far as the same relates to the lands
surveyed as Lots IIU, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 5380, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385,
6417, 5419, 5391, 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386,
5432, 5437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393,5894,
5395, 5396, 5397, 5421, 5424, 5403,5402,
5401, 5400, 5399, 5398, 5430, 5439,5429,
5404, 5405, 5406, 5407, 5408, 5409,5427,
5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413, 5390 and
5412, all in the Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
THE "SMVIDER"
Says the Victoria Colunist:
The' "subdivider" continues to
come in for hard knocks. The condemnations are altogether too sweeping. Undoubtedly subdivisions have
been put on the market without any
justification at all and have in point
of fact been little short of criminal.
On the other hand, there are many
which are entirely legitimate, and
offer real investments. It is not easy
to know where to draw the line; because in very many instances the
value of lots in subdivisions Is a
matter of opinion. The recommendations of tbe Canadian Chamber ot
Commerce of London, which we
printed a few days ago, were excellent, and if they were observed they
will reduce the cbanceB of fraud to a
minimum. We use the word fraud to
signify the publication of misleading
statements. If a man In London or
Toronto buys a lot under tbe impression that it is where it is not, a
fraud lias been committed against
bim, although it may not be very
easy to make it so appear in court.
If people buy with real knowledge ot
the facts, they have no one to blame
but themselves when tbey make a
foolish purchase. The difficult thing
Is to get them to understand tbe
(acts. No one ought to have to be
told that even a rapidly growing
prairie city Is not likely to spread
miles upon mlleB in every direction
within many, many years; but the
trouble is that so few people are
able, even with the facts before
them, to come to a sensible conclusion. There Is only one consolation, namely that those who buy
lots in Indefensible subdivisions,
would probably lose their money
In some other way, If this one were
not open to them. It is safer than
betting on a borse race, and disappointment is not likely to be as keen.
It is a great pity that wild-cat subdivisions cannot be prevented, for
they do a great deal of harm to legitimate business.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the reserve
existing over Grown Lands in. the vicinity of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notice of which bearing
dale February 15th. 1910, was published in the
British Columbia Gazette, February 17th, 1910, is
cancelled, is so -far as the same relates to the
lands surveyed as Lots 6251, 6232, $53, tlffil, 6256,
6266, 6257, 6268, 6265, 6272, 6298, 6297, 6290, 0289, 6271,
6206, 0264. 0259, 627:t, 6280, 6281. 6279, 6274, 6260, 0263,
0267, 6170,6290, 0295, 6291, 6269, 0268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6284, 0277, 6276. 6285, 0280, 6287, 6288, 0292, 0293,
0294, 6296a. 6301, 6905, 0300, 6299, 6903, 6904, 0907, 6908,
6908a and 6900, all in the Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, CC. 12th June. 1912 jun22sepl4
IN THE MATTER of the Companies
Act; and IN THE MATTER of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
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 from Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited, to "The Northern
Lumoer    &    Mercantile     Company,
Limited."
Dated this 4th day of May, 1912.
E. J. AVISON,
Quesnel, B.C.
Solicitor for Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited.
FORT GEORGE  LAND   DISTRICT.
District of Cariboo.
Take notice that Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy, of South Fort George,
B.C., manager, intends to apply Tor
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
Northwest corner of Lot 4201 and
mnrked C. McElroy's Northeast corner,
thence south 10 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence north 80 chains more or
less to the Nechaco River, thence following the said river southeasterly to
the point of commencement and containing 140 acres more or less.
Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy.
May «th, 1912. ju!20
CHURCH SERVICES.
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,
Minister.
METHODIST CHURCH - South
Fort George—Service will be
held every Sunday morning in
the Maple Leaf Theatre at 11
o'clock,   T. Griffiths,  pastor.
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AIL ORDERS
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
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John A. Fraser
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 Mouldlngi For Sal*.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH PORT 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.
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REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
TWO SECTIONS of choice land in the Salmon River valley. Price,
per acre -      - $18
575 ACRES of land suitable for subdivision. Only one mile from
town.   Price, per acre •••
TEN-ACRE Garden Tract, close in. Per acre - - - 9150
Terms on this 1-4 cash, 6, 12, 18 months at 6 per cent.
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Fans lands. Garden Tract*. Timber laud. Mistral dans. VahaUe tews bit.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. \£ff*LffiJ&l!!tt
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "E R I N" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, Sooth Fort George: Central Aveme, Fort George, B. C
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The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.60 and $8
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liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, ■*•».
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS
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OPERATING
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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 Oflice: Ashcroft, B.C.
Freight consigned to steamer at Sodi
crack will be promptly forwarded.
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BORN-To Mr. and Mrs. I. A.
White, on June litli., ut South Fort
Qeorge, B. 0,, a son.
MARRiKD-At Wmt lake, on
Monday July 15tli., at the residence
of George H. Jackson; Lew.s Jean
Kindred and Helen West.
Mr. Harry K. Hpaw, of Vancouver,
is upending a short business visit ln
town.
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
FOURTH STREET
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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George Henderson, the well known
hotel man of Slocan City was am-
oiifcal the arrivals on the Steamer
B. X. on Thursday. Mr. Henderson
is a well known figure in these valleys, where he has large land interests. Mr. Henderson has travelled
extensively lu the Peace Kiver
country.
We have received the annual report
of the Minister of Mines. The report
Is as productive of Interesting information as ever, and is even better
Illustrated than before. C. W. Grain,
Gold Qommlssioner for the Cariboo
District, of which Port George forms
a part, reports that tbe 336 placer
claims in good standing in this district have produced during the year
ending 1911 approximately $200,000
During the season there were 252
mineral claims recorded, the greater
number of these being in the vicinity
of Fort Oeorge and Tete Jaune
Cache, although a few are in the vicinity of Barkerville.
Sub-contractor J. M. Kullauder,
from the Mouth of the Willow River,
paid his first visit to town th'.s
Week. Mr. Kullander states that he
will not attempt to bring steam-
shovels down to his contract this
year, as owing to the fall of water
iu the Fraser river the difficulty of
getting the freight downstream is
even more difficult than usual. The
work on the, seventeen miles of Mr.
Kulluuder's contract throi gh the
Kagle Lake cut-ofl country, he Btatos
Is all very light work and does not
not require steara-sho/sU. There is
some rock work along Kagle Lake,
and considerable muskeg between the
lake and the Fraser River. Mr. Kut
lander will work gangs on the contract all through the winter.
Beef, Mutton *g
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jj        FRESH MEAT and RANCH EGGS our specialty. g
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FORT GEORGE   AND   SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paper-hanging
South Fort George : B.C.
The third game in the Carn.y Cup
schedule is called for tomorrow at
South Fort George. The last game
was claimed by the Nechaco tram by
default, as circumstances prevented
the home team from playing as
scheduled. A tine bunch of sportsmen,
the Nechaco crowd—we don't think.
Owing to the orders issued by W.
R. Ross, Minister of Lands, when on
bis recent visit here, thnt no brush
was to be burned on the right-of-
way until September, contractor
Lund has laid off practically all his
men.
The Steamer Conveyor, owned by
Foley, Welch & Stewart, which met
with an accident whilst running the
Ooat River raiids a few days ago,
is back in commission again ou tbe
upper river.
Down lu the Okanagan country an
Indian Chief was deposed for getting
soused. How civilization does canter
along.
There are forty Liberals and about
seventeen Conservatives iu the Sask
atchewan legislat. re.'
I am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
. ON ISO ACRES OF.
Good Government Land.
WRITE FOR INFORMATION TO
N. C. Jorgensen.
P. 0. Box 21. Soulh Fori Gcmge. B. C,
P. A. I.ANIIRY   .1. II. MCGRROOR   J, F. TEMPI.ETON
T, A. Kei.lv. Tlinlwr Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Columbia   Land   Surveyors
Land A«ent8 Timber Cruisers
Chnncery Chambers, Langluy Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 162, Phone 68*1.
McGregor Buildintt, Third Street, SOUTH PORT
GEORGE, B. C.
A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures,
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
The steamer B C, Kxprrss brought
down another large carto of contractor's supplied trom the Grand
Canyon this week, landing the load
at the mouth of Mud River.
The Steamer Oh leotin brought
about fifty men down the liver on
her last trip. These nun are from
the up-river camps,
FOR A LICENCE TO TAKE
AND USE WATER.
NOTICE is hereby given that I,
Francis Hoflercamp, of South Fort
George, B. C. will apply for a licence to take and use one cubic foot
per second of water out of Tan Creek
which flows in an easterly direction
through P. R. 1243 and empties into
Fraser River near middle of eastern
boundary of P. R. 1243. The water
will be diverted at its source in Lot
820 and will be used tor irr'gatton
purposes on the land described as
Pre-emption R.cord No.  1243.
THIS NOTICE was posted on the
ground on the 15th day of July 1912,
The application will be filed In the
oflice of the Water Recorder or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
FRANCIS HOFFERCAMP.
Applicant.
Tl.e residence b.ing built for Mr.
R. Peden on Rose Avenue is now
rapidly approaching completion.
It is reported that Foley, Welch &
Srewart are now making arrangements' to establish a pay station*
here.
J. R. Campbell    will
morrow's ball game.
umpire  to
A recent issie of the Va; couver
Province says that a piano given to
the editor of The Tribune at Fort
Qeorge was the first Instrument im
ported into these wilds. The. editor
of the Tribune should learn to tickle
llial piano ou Its front Ueili until
lie produces that beautiful soug,
"Kveiybody's Doing  It."
Down in Vancouver a hello girl
committed suicide because a fe'low
swore at her over the line. If girls
worked the local one at-a-time system for wliich we pay five per month
the outf.t would have to own a private cemetery.
A woman in Victoria arrested a
Chinese burglar by pointing a nutcracker nt him. We presume that If
the Chink had resisted she would
have cracked his nut,
Intend Building?
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NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Fort George *-*■
Drug Co.
trans a
Specialty
NEW BOOKS tt.teA
large shipment just received
Toilet articals. Patent Medicines,
Magazines, Books, Stationery, .
Toilet Articles, Druggists' Sundries
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CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Satisfaction guar-
Watch
Repairing   ^
C. H. DAVIE
Send articles by mail to Port George, B.C.
Port Oeorge, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
.  tivil Engineers, Dominion & B C. lanil Samyin
Surveys of I .inula, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern'and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       •       SO Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwai.d, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
STOVES s
ALL SIZES and PRICES.
WE wish to draw your particular attention to our stock of
Men's Clothing and Furnishings.    All our goods are
especially adapted to the needs of this country.
General Merchandise
While we direct especial attention to our Clothing line, do
not forget that we carry a complete stock of General Merchandise-Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes, Hardware
and Building Material.
We Can Supply All Your Wants
at the Most Reasonable Prices
Close & Brown Co., Ltd.
GENERAL MERCHANTS
Lasalle and Second Street South Fort George, B.C.
[ 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Millie* Dollars      I 1912 |
The
Bank of British North America
Tour money Is safer in the Bank than in your house or In your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get lt out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
nnd sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH:
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGES
The Average Deposit of the
Canadian People Is $122.00
per Person
i\.    A portion of your weekly or
__.r _   ... .j i   a savings account will soon bring
you up'trf the average, a  J.^ou -Vu oe surprised how rapidly $2 deposited
weekly will amount to eno-v k> nake a substantial payment on your
UMH. MD SIIIPUS, S6.8e0.OO0       TOTM. ASSETS, 82,WM»)
THE TRADERS BANK
H. C. SEAMA V   Man-  er       -   .     -        -
Saving money can be m is a habi-
monthly wage deposited
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
:.   :q     Head Offlce: VANCOUVER, B. C.
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED - - M.000,000
DIRECTORS;
R. P. McMSNNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver,  B.  C.
I*. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. I,. A.
Vice:Pres. Merchant, Hedley, H. C.
HIS HONOR T. W.  PATERSON, Lieutenant-Governor Hrilit.li Columbia.
M.   R.   CAKMN,
Cnp'-tnliRt, Victoria. B.C.
A. ISTEI, Esq.
C.  S.  DUUGI.AS Esq.
Robert Kennedy, New Westmin-
Btw* ,  ,,.
1. A. MITCHEM*. Esq.. Capitalist.
Victoria. B. C. .
E. FI. HEAPS, Esq., E. H. Heaps *
Co., Lumber and Timber: President
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd.. Vanoouver, B. C.
J.  A.   HARVEY.  Esq.,  K.C,  lo"""''
ol Cranbrook,  B.C., Vaneouver, B.<-
A. Li DEWAR. Oeneral Manager.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F. LIPSCOMB, Manager.
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George In every case our
District, lands were care-
Nechaco Valley fully inspected by
Bulkley Valley expert cruisersbe-
Skeena Valley . fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid, adbs
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Oflice*: 819 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B.C
London Oflice)   8 Old Jewry.
81,500.080.
PAID-UP CAPITAL.
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