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VOL. I* NO. 1.
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That Small Outlay
ter Route viaCrook-
er Would Solve the
lortation Problem.
Peace  I
tasj at
to use
iuch |U
liver settlers, located
;h of the Finlay river,
he government to im-
of access into the re-
i which they are pio-
Herald   has   shown, in
that a route into the
ntry from this place is
ary to the commercial
ish Columbia as a road
:o Kort George was in
the future importance
t became apparent,
'ears in charge of the
st of the Hudson's Bay
ii,: .'.til miles north of
,91 utiles north of the
■ Railway, arrived here
the I'eaee Kiver. Mr.
ttler tit the mouth of
, together with a  few
Whilst here Mr. Fox
i the followine; petition,
of which he drew to
!' the local Board of
serVative  Association,
interest in  the   move-
i Finlay and Parsnip Rivers,
25th August, L913.
Martin Burrell,
Minister of Agriculture,
Ottawa, Ont.
the undersigned st ttiers or.
in the northern part oi
' let cy, viz., junction of the
. nip rivers, forming the
. beg to call your attention
of the interior of Northern
lumbia- its possibilities and
art of the interior country
own to the outside world as
only beginning to  attracl
n of  homoseekers.    This
i nteen    pre-emptors    havo
tnd,  and four have put up
id  are  clearing land.     No
buildings will be put  up
er sots in.
ind climate of these valleys
favorably with, in fact, is
the Nechaco or Bulkley
. has vast mineral possibili-
e shape of dredging and
i is also found on the Peace
extends forty miles above
Hope. There is timber
local use.
best and cheapest route for
'"tit the Pacific Coast and
tt rs of the Yukon to the
■ i the Mackenzie and thc
lay on the Atlantic.
gricultural possibilities we
r you to the report of Mr.
'rovincial Land Surveyor,
ed a part of these valleys
Iso to Mr, Townsend who is
exploration work for the]
Government this season.
lirst needs of a new colony
"I safe transportation along
11 facilities and we beg of
your best endeavors to get
'•P I'm' us as possible at  the
the current running strong into a reef
of boulders to wreck any small boat
coming down. About twenty pounds
of powder and a week's work by two
men woultl clear out this obstruction
and make a straight and safe channel
for anybody coming down.
A postoffice established at the June
tion of the Finlay and Parsnip, Peace
River, would be of great service, not
only to the settlers but also to the
prospectors and people generally traveling through the country.
At present our nearestpostoliicesare
Fort George, 210 miles distant, Fort
St. James on Stuart Lake, which is 90
miles ofr the water routes. The mail
could be forwarded from Fort George
and arrangements might be made with
the Provincial Government's Forest
Ranger or Fire Warden so that expense could be lessened during the
summer months. In winter one or two
mails would be thankfully accepted, or
an easier or cheaper route could be had
(via Edmonton) to Hudson's Hope and
forwarded from there.
Holing this will impress you favorably, we beg to remain,
Yours Respectfully,
(Signed by Ten Residents.)
Mr. Fox spoke strongly of the importance of improving the Giscombe
Portage road, a stretch of only twelve
miles of wagon road which separates
the Pacific from the Arctic watersheds,
at a point thirty miles up the Fraser
from this place. At Giscombe Portage
the traveller for the Peace river must
portage his supplies from the Fraser
river over a twelve mile road which
ends on the shores of Summit Lake,
the headwaters of the system of waterways which combines With the Finlay
from the north and forms the Peace
rivcr near the intersection of latitude
56 antl longitude 12*1. This road, in
places, is now almost impassalle, owing to the decay of the corduroy road
over short stretches of muskeg. Mr.
Fox states that over 180,000 pounds of
freight have been hauled ouer the Giscombe Portage this summer. This
freight could and should be delivered
over the twelve mile haul for one-half
cent per pound, but owing to the present stale of the roads a sum of one
and one-quarter cents per pound is being charged.
Prospectors and others going into the
i'eaee River section now have to do a
lot of work on tho roads themselves before the haul can he made.
Northern Telephone & Electric Co.
Will Soon be Ready to Deliver
Light and Power.
he navigation of the steamers from
"'n"\1,ako or Giscombe Portage to
8 Hope  is  not dangerous to
"owing the river, but to avoid
■ '''''"'-.l   loss of   life and property,
^"happened to  the intending sot-
,.C0!?ln8 into the country tbis year
' ['mer fiver,   it would bo well
e Government to spend a  few
'i''1"."' d°ilara  on   the Crooked and
,Vers lil **s early a date as possi-
;i. '''':Vl"   parties  were  swamped
w"    . n   tno Crooked   river this
0t,OwlnS  to sweepers   laying out
I   "' nvi'r and drift wood accumu-
n' l,ie banks.
'"   ll«'k rivor some work would
,st ,,",,just belo«* McLeod's  Lake
a '   ,.a       ^von miles below there
1 '"" faPid called Cross Rapid with
Leon Champion, Dominion Fishery
Inspector, of the 150 Mile House, is a
visitor here this week. Mr. Champion
has to take care of the business of the
Fishery Department in the huge Cariboo District, extending from Clinton to
a point far north of the Peace Rivtr
valley, lie is now recommending the
appointment of another inspector, to be
located here, whose duties woultl be to
look after the northern part of the district, comprised of the Stewart and
Francis Lake sections. Untiring and
energetic as Mr. Champion is, he has
been unable to cover more than about
one-half of his large territory in the
year during which he has held office,
although almost constantly traveling.
The Coast District representative,
Inspector McKendrick, who covers the
Skeena, Stickine, antl other rivers,
coming as far inland as Babine Lake,
was recently in the interior on  a tour.
Mr. Champion is an old-timer in the
Cariboo district. He was connected for
many years with tho firm of Hames
Reid, Lid., of Quesnel, and was later
manager of the Cariboo Trading Company, at the 150 Mile House. He ran
for member of the Provincial House,
on the Conservative ticket in 1909,
when Cariboo was represented by
Messrs. Joner and Yorston, both Literals, and was only defeated by a narrow majority.
The baseball dance held in the Fort
George Theater last night was well attended.
The development and progress of
South Fort George cannot be better
chronicled than by the announcement
which The Herald is privlegeJd to
make this week, of the enterprise
which is now practically a completed
undertaking, to light the city and
the adjacent townsites with electric
light generated in this town.
In these days, when large undertakings are going forward on every
hand, for the supply of such commodities ami services as become
necessary with the steady development of this city, it is difficult to
adequately set down in cold type the
impression ot activity and action
which is slowly and surely driving
the roots of the permanent city here
deeper into the foundation upon
which it  grows.
For some months past the Northern Telephone and Power Company,
an enterprise formed and carried out
by Mr. Melville Brown, of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a
brother of Mr. Charles M. Brown of
a well known mercantile house of
this city, has been busily installing
a steam driven electrical plant on
Lots 9 and 10, Block 15 on thc
river front near the Close & Brown
Co. Ltd. The plant installed already
will have a capacity sufficient to
light all the townsite areas here, and
a large direct- connected unit will be
added to the capacity as soon as circumstances will justify.
The plant is driven by a high-speed
heavily balanced "Ideal" engine fed
by two large boilers. The generator
and engines, bedded ''own in many
tons of concrete, will supply light
over the company's wires during the
periods of darkness, and arrangement
will also be made to supply power.
The streets are already lined with
the poles of the company which will
carry the transmission over the
townsites. The company expects to
be ready to deliver light within the
next three weeks.
A subsidiary company has also
been formed to supply complete systems of wiring antl electrical fixtures, a large stock of which the
company now has on hand. This concern will be known as the Northern
Electrical Supply Company.
Quesnel Ball Tossen-, No Match
for Local Aggregation—Visitors (^ood Sports,
Last Thursday's boat brought up
the Quesnel baseball team to play a
series of three games for the Carney
Cup, against South Fort George, the
victorious team which has held the
trophy since its presentation a year
The first game was played on the
local diamond on Thursday afternoon
resulting in the first victory to the
home team with a score of 16 to 2,
and the Friday's game score snowed
Quesnel under with a score of 23 to
5 fn favor of the home team.
The Quesnel boys had no chance
against the local team, but they
played a good game considering the
fact that some of their best men were
unable to attend the game.
Demolition of Old Village Is
Now Under Way—Indians
Still Owners of Much Valuable Land Hereabouts.
His Honor Judge Calder, of the
County Court, arrived here on Thursday and held a session of his court.
The principal cases were as follows:
Criminal appeal; Rex vs. Mike
Donnovan, theft of $20, sentenced $50
or 10 days.
Rex vs. Eugene Fraaer, theft of
pocketbook and  $90,   four months.
In the civil cases Evankow vs. the
Natural Resources Security Company Ltd., and the Fort George and
Fraser Valley Land Co., judgment
was obtained against the latter firm,
ln the case of Montan vs. Kelly for
shooting a horse $150 damages wns
awarded, and In that of llobson and
Poole vs. Schmidt et al, $130 damages.
His Honor Judge Calder is a
judge who does not permit trivial
technicalities of the law to interfere
with his dtitt ts towards society. At
the session now ended he stated that
his court was "a court of justice,
and not a court ot technicality,"
when a counsel endeavored to press
a minor legal point.
A boxing exhibition, arranged yesterday between the Vancouver boxer,
Gil Martin, heavyweight champion of
British Columbia, ami H. Sorensen,
of Magoffin Bergh & Company, drew
a good house in the Fort George
Theatre last night. The allair was
arranged on the spur of the moment,
in order that the local tight fans
might have an opportunity of seeing
the Vancouver champion in action.
A preliminary event between Geo.
Allen and Jack Cronin, two local
men did not create much excitement.
The match between Martin and
Sorensen was an event which showed
two clever and well matched men in
action. Martin had the advantage of
being in the hetter condition, having
boxed recently and had opportunity
for keeping in condition, whilst Sor-
icnsen, on the other hand, came right
out of a construction camp without
' any recent training. The bout lasted
for six fast rounds, the advantage
being in Martin's favor for aggressive-
mess As boxers, the two men were
evenly matched. Gill forced the fight-
1 ing throughout, but was unable to
land any effective blows through
! Sorensen's guard. In the third round
Sorensen forced the fighting and did
some effective work, but throughout
the light it was apparent that his
wind was not in good condition, and
he lacked the punch. Martin is the
crack boxer of the Vnncouver Athletic club. He is a cool, strong
lighter, having a good punch and a
long reach. He was fighting rather
wild in the ring last night. If both
men were in the pink of condition
they would put up a great bout. The
■ light was called hy chief of police
Dunwoody in the sixth round, just
30 seconds before time. Sonliscn was
covenld in a crouch, stalling for an
opening, and Gill wns landing heavily
on his kidneys and guard, without
any serious etlect when the chief
stepped in and stopped the light.
Neither of the men showed any sign
of blood in the ring.
Amongst the new business houses
wliich came into being here this week,
must be mentioned tbe commencement
of a building for a ladies' and children's
ready-to-wear establishment on Fourth
street. The business has been established by Mrs, Walters, a recent arrival here, who has brought in with
her a staff of milliners and saleswomen. Miss Patterson accompanied Mrs.
Walters to Fort George.
The old Indian village, a few
hundred yards up the Eraser river
from this town, will soon be a mass
of smoldering ruins. Already the
houses at the north end of the village have been burned to the ground
to give way to the utilization of the
land upon which they have stood for
years gone by, for the purposes of
the dominant race which has purchased their reserve for the future site
of a great city.
Most of thc Indians have already
evacuated their houses and have
gone, to their .new, bright, ready-
made village erected for them on the
Goose country reservation fifteen
miles up the Fraser from this point.
The remaining Indians will move as
soon as the steamer Quesnel can be
sccurtfl to take their chattels to the
new locations. Some are going to
reserve No. 3, at Duck Lake, about
12 miles up the Nechaco river.
With the departure of the last of
tbe tribe from their old haunts here,
the torch of the white men will be
thrust into the remaining houses and
the village will disappear quietly in
a cloud of smoke and a shower of
sparks. Even the churches of the Indians will be burned, the sacred ornaments and the bell dedicated to
their missionary priests being removed to the beautiful church on
reserve No.  2.
When the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway purchased the rights of the reservation here, through the Dominion government, they agreed to build
a new Indian village on the two
reservations closest to this point,
There are three reserves in a close
radius ot this place, situate as follows: Reserve No. 2, where the large
village has been built, containing
1310 acres, 10 miles up the Fraser.
Reserve No. 3, comprising 305 acres,
12 miles up the Nechaco, where the
smaller village has been built, and
reserve No. 4, at the mouth of tho
Mud river, comprising 115 acres.
The Indians have been located here
since time immemorial. The tribe
to which they belong, known as the
carrier or Dene Indians, are supposed to have originated from Mongolian extraction. Father Morice,
the well Known missionary priest,
whose book, the "History of the
Northern Interior of British Columbia," deals exhaustively with the
strange tribes of Indians of these
parts, and the great pioneers who
founded the fur-trade business of the
old Northwest Company, and the
later business of the Hudson Bay
Company, which in turn was followed
by the free traders antl merchants of
today, has written the only ijxhaust-
ive treatise upon the subject of the
lives and traditions of these very
interesting aborigines. Years ago, in
the days when only "the company"
held sway in the Fort George district, the Indians were a wild tribe.
Then they hunted and trapped. Every
man was allotted his country, nnd no
trespassing was permitted. The Hudson's Hay men of those days were
i often in danger of their lives, and
Father Morice's work tells graphically of    the   massacres    which took
Two ear loads of supplies have arrived in Ashcroft for the P. G. E. construction camp that is to be established
at Kelly's Lake, This camp will com-.
inence right-of-wav work and grading I "lnce trom time to time when lhe
as soon as the material now in Ashcroft llreauc<1 trlbes of tne Chilcotin plains
hns reached the ground. wou1q inVfule this country.
A Paeilic Great Eastern survey party* There are Imlians here toliay who
under Engineer Archer, arrived here remember tlle «™^°* of numbers
on the steamer B. X. last Thursday!0' Imliftns who ™ss«™'«* the engin-
night. The party have been working!ews who were buying the road from
between this point and White's Land-113ella Coola inlan(1 from the coast'
ing. The B. X. picked them up at the j The Indians were hung at Quesnel.
mouth of Canyon Creek, a short dis- [ There are many of the band here who
tance below the Fort George canyon. I worked on the C.P.R. survey through
They will work on the location survey j this section nearly   thirty-five years
in this section. (Continued on paio Cl II
Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company, Limited
,1, 11. Daniell, President.
Devoted  lo  the  Interests  of the   Kort George  District  antl  the  Northern
Interior oi British Columbia.
Subscription $3.00 a Year iu Advance
Advertising Rales on App'ital'nii
THE announcement regarding the electric lighting of
this city is made by The Herald with large pride in
tlie development and progress of the centre in which we
publish. Starting its existence three hundred miles from
the nearest railroad point, South Fort George has surmounted forbidding obstacles in the path of its progress
and despite the exceptionally difficult problem of transportation, has continued to grow and develop until its
importance amongst the cities of British Columbia is that
< \ the recognized centre of commerce and industry in the
Northern Interior of this province.
The electric lighting enterprise comes at an opportune
time. Last winter, when construction work in this section was even then limited to right-of-way cutting, the
steel of the G. T. I', seemed almost as far away as it had
before it pierced the Rockies and the local population was limited to the permanent element. The great
wt.i k of the contractors during the current year, however,
will place this city within easy reaching distance of the
end-of-steel when the season of navigation closes on the
The population here will be a large one during the coming winter, and the activity which generally ceases to a
large extent with the close of the season of navigation
will, during the forthcoming winter, be largely increased
rather than depreciated as heretofore. The lighting problem during the dark winter days has always been the bugbear of the people, and shortage of gasoline or oi! have
plunged the town in semi-darkness on different occasions
in tlie " early days." The tire danger will also be largely eliminated by the installation of the electrical equipment, and the brilliant illumination of the town will do
much to lift the gloom of the long winter months.
South Fort George is fortunate in the possession of
such enterprising citizens as those who are installing the
electric plant in this city.
JN spite of conflicting reports it would appear that the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad Co., intends to sell their
townsite on the Indian Reserve at auction on the seventeenth and twenty-fourth of this month. We maintain
that the action of the railroad company in selling at this
time is prompted by reasons which are more abstruse than
apparent, and which have behind them other considerations than the simple question of obtaining the largest
possible profit for their land. The growth and development of South Fort George may have something to do
with the premature sale of Prince George, as the railroad
people must recognize the fact that although the strong
foundation of this place cannot be disturbed by the sale
and development of their property, they are endangering
the initial development of their townsite to some degree
by keeping their property off the market whilst such a
thriving community as South Fort George offers such inducements to those who would seek a share of the trade
of this district. The Herald has always greeted with acclamation any information which we have received relative to the sale of the G. T. P. townsite, which indicated
that this sale would be carried out this fall, until the present financial stringency altered the whole aspect of thc
situation. The sale of a townsite to speculators will not
assist in the upbuilding of the city of Prince George, a
city of which much is expected. Under the present conditions of the money market it cannot be expected that
much actual development will take place on the townsite
before next spring. The lots will be bought, because
there is no choice in the matter for those who wish to obtain locations on the townsite, and during the winter they
will doubtless be manipulated by the real estate industry
until they reach high valuations, the benefit of which will
accrue to the aforesaid industry. Regarding actual development, however, we cannot see where this can be expected for some time to come unless the G. T. P. make a
definite announcement of their intentions regarding the
townsite. Under present conditions of finance new business houses are not putting in an appearance in fields and
pastures new to any large extent, and taking into consideration the fact that by the time the deeds are issued to
the lots winter wil! have put in its appearance, we fail to
see that tlie city of Prince George can hope for any very
idi\e development until some time next spring. The
rIerald trusts that the townsite sale will be a huge success, and that the brightest expectations of the railroad
pany _are realized, for the development of Prince
>-'> will assist this city in its growth, and the future
of this wiiole area v-...
more generally appreciated
after the excitement consequent upon the sale of the
railway company's townsite
has subsided and tlie active
development of the new city
takes place, whenever this
may be.
QEALED TENDERS addressed to the
1 undersigned and endorsed "Tender
for Jetty and Dredging nl the North
Arm of the Fraser River, 1.1.. will
be received at this office until 1 I . M .
on Tuesday, September 30th, 1913, for
the construction of Jetty and Dredging
al the Noriii Arm ol the Fraser Kiver,
B. C. , . .
Plans, specifications and formoi con-
' tract can be seen and forms of tender
obtained 11 ;i.i; Department and at the
office of C. C Worsfold, Esq., District
Engineer, New Westminster, 11. C;
W. Z. Earle, Esq., District Engineer,
Winnipeg, .Mun.; J* S. MacLachlan,
Esq., District Engineer, Victoria, 11.
C; J. L. Midland, Esq., District Engi-
■ neer. Post Office Building, Montreal,
P, Q.; J. G. Sine. Esq., District. Engineer, ' Confederation Life Building,
Toronto, Ont . and on application to
the Postmaster al Vancouver, B.C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on tbe printed ft.nns supplied,
stating their occupations ami places of
residence, lu tlie case of firms, the
actual signature, the nature of the occupation, aiul place of residence of
each member of the firm must be
Each lender must, be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to tbe order of the Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
equal to five per cent, l.i p. c.) of the
amount ol' the tender, which will be
forfeited if the person tendering decline lo enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or fail to complete
the work contracted for. If tbe tender
be not accepted the cheque will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, August, IS, 1913.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without
authority from the Department—45074
(Sept. G, 2t.)
The Northern Lumber & Mercantile Company, Limited
W. F. COOKE, Prcs,
C F.. MtU
. Secrete
Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best FIR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in British Columbia
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof.
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer   "Quesnel,"
What Might
Have Happened
Whether due lo carelessness or to
an accident thai might have happened in the best regulated business
we will not discuss.
But a few nights ap;o our two
front doors were left unlocked.
And if anybody had been wise
they could have walked in and by
chloroforming Mr. Harkins and Mr.
Blair who were sleeping off the office
they could have loaded up and
got away with 300 rifles, shot guns
and automatics, that had just arrived for the shooting season anil
had just been placed on exhibit by
our Mr. Harkins, 200 watches and
some magnificent fur sets that had
been neatly arranged by Mrs. Blair;
500  suits  of  McNean's;   1 1 top
shirts and 700 suits of Stanfield's
underwear just, being opened up for
our fall trade by our Mr. Roberts;
1000 Stetson ami felt hats, brought
direct from the Stetson people and
being placed on exhibit by our Mr.
Garvin; Chipp, Slater and Ames-
Holtlen shoes upon whieh our Mr.
Williams had made special prices.
A magnificent display of carpenters' tools ami L000 kegs of nails,
neatly arranged by our Mr. Hughes;
a brilliant display of fancy and
heavy groceries that are being handled by our three grocery experts,
Mr. Campbell, Abbott antl Perkins.
Spaco will not allow us to continue. Fortunately the open door
was not discovered and everything
found intact in the morning. We
are therefore so much ahead.
We are not going to be hoggish
and are going to share our profits in
this transaction with our customers.
I'.ome on anil gel your share.
Kennedy, Blair
& Co., Ltd.
MAYING Season is Mere!
We are prepared to supply your machinery
.   wants,   including   .
McCormick Mowers and Rakes
Hand Rakes, Forks, etc., at our usually
low prices
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Second Street
South Fort Georgo
Company, Limited
• ,     1  Central Avenue
Fort George
Build Yourself a Home I
The advances made by thfl build in tt tnule in thiscit} an' in fi f irmitj .
Improved Facilities of supply,   U is now possible i<> secure everj requi iti her
Inff of a modern, up-to-date home at reasonable jpHces,   Iran danitfn and I
borne to suit your Ideas,   LET t'S TALK IT OVER, OK WRITE
P.O. Box 17. South Fort C.eorgp. BX.J
Here Are
A Few Things We
in Stock which perhaps cannot be bought
anywhere else in Northern B. C.
A Full Line of GROCERIES Just Arrived,
The t. A. Blair Bargain Mouse
Shoe Reoairine!
Shop First St. Near Landing of Steamer Chilcotin.
Real Estate and Insurance Agents
Fort George:  160 Acres Suitable for Sub-Division
Five acre Garden Tracts within two miles of Town on
Government road; Open Land; Good Soil; Good \
Call and See Us.    Write and Enquire.
Hamilton Avenue,
South Fort George.
Central Avenue,
Fort George
Four-Foot Mill Wood
$3.75 Per Cord Delivered
Thin wood will bu  sold  at $f*  per
conl this winter.
Phone 11
Fort George Trading & Lumber Co. Ltd
Fresh mw
Meate Ci
Wholesale and «'t;"1
SOUTH FOBT htOW jmlunuay, sepiemoer sin, ™c ^mu v*«
Clearance Sale of Ladies' Wear
Having decided to discontinue stocking Ladies' Wear, we will close out the stock we have
on hand at wholesale prices.   This is an opportunity that you cannot afford to miss.
Fallowing are s^me of the bargains we are offering:
UNCESS SLIPS-Fine white   Some with 12-inch embroidery   One line made of White Embroi-
with lace insertion and      flounce, regular $1.50 .   $1.10      dery, reg. $1.50,   .   a bargain
trimmed with embroidery and
edging to match; regular 75c
and 85c, now    ....   50c
edging yoke,  12-inch flounce,
regular $2.00, now .   .   $1.25
SKIRTS with 14-inch flounce,   White Lawn with wide embroi-
regular $4.00, now .   .   &2.25      dery insertion, reg. 85c for 65c
at $1.00
COMBINATIONS trimmed with
insertion and edging to match;
regular $2.50, now .   .   $1.35
KIMONAS that were $5.00; now
going at $3.00
SILK WAISTS in tan, navy,
brown, black and pongee; were
$5 to $8; now.   .   $3.75 to $5
$7.50; now    ....   $5.00
The Famous PP Brand PRINTS,
regular 17 l-2c, now .   14c yd.
Ladies' Underwear, Stockings, Corsets, House Dresses, and other wear at equally low prices.
General   Merchants
Hamilton Avenue
Youngest    Member  of   Grand
Trunk Family Promises to Become Thriving Centre.
First an imaginary spot on a
railroad survey, next a dot on an
engineer's blueprint, then a tent
city of construction laborers and
in an incredbily short time a
hustling western town throbbing
with life-such is the history in
brief of most railroad towns in
the Canadian West,
There are countless people in
this broad land who take immense delight in watching a baby grow from his first red-faced,
squalling day until he makes a
hesitating, hobbling step, held
up by friendly hands, and it
seems only a few months until
this same youngster is strolling
about proudly in his first trousers.
In just this way people of
Northern British Columbia are
watching the division points
along the Grand Trunk Pacific
extension to the coast develop
from their first definite location
to full-fledged cities and they are
taking no end of satisfaction in
'lie processes of growth.
Smithers is cutting its first
tooth this week with the erection
of the Union Bank of Canada's
home on Main street, the first
Permanent building, and the population is filled with importance,
much in the same manner that
members of the family stand
around in awe when the young
hopeful is able to stammer for
tlu' lirst time a few senseless,
disconnected syllables.
For every city must have its
beginning, just as everyone must
start life by sprawling on his
back, helpless, weak, clamoring
tor attention and facing, with
doubt and hesitation, a future he
d(JM not understand.
Proud cities of the Canadian
Plains have had just this history,
""w to come after will follow
111 the same way, Yesterday a
wilderness, today a frontier settle-
nH'nt, tomorrow a city with all
™e term connotes-this is their
Never before have  cities built
So last, nor so permanently, for
lhl' great element of growth are
waiting only  for the railway.
(Vh(in it comes, they spring into
"ln« in an astonishingly short
rhe tent city at Smithers, comply   called  "Squatterville,"
m soon have entirely disap-
l'eared as this first permanent
building is followed by scores of
others. A sawmill with a capacity of 15,000 feet a day, is ripping out lumber as fast as its
steam engine can whirl its saw
through the length of the cedar,
fir and spruce logs. Train loads
of construction materials are on
their way in from the coast.
Contractors are figuring like mad
on other structures, mechanics
are working overtime to make
new records in the quick completion of the buildings, the railroad forces are arranging the
station grounds and sites for
shops and roundhouses, while
everyone is busy from morn till
night building the new town.
Streets are being leveled and
sidewalks built. Where there
are stumps they are being dug
out and the fires of clearing operations cloud the sun.
The youngest member of the
Grand Trunk Pacific family of
division points is cutting his first
tooth and the people are busy
and happy. They are proud of
the youngster and are bragging
about what a strong, promising
child he is. They are eagerly
asking visitors to stick out a
finger and feel the sharp edge of
the new tooth just pushing its
way into view, much after the
fasion of all members in good
standing of the Proud Parents'
Association everywhere.
"There's a heavy rush of people
into the new gold diggings in
Alaska. We're carrying many
men north to Skagway every
trip. No one has yet come out
from the diggings and it is probable that none will be out this
This was the statement made
by Capt. Campbell, master of the
C.P.R, steamer Princess Sophia,
which came into port this morning from Skagway, when asked
as to what effect the strike at
Shushanna is having on the coast
trade. One hundred and ninety
passengers went north on the
last trip of the steamer and a
great many of them were men
who are off to try their fortune
at the new diggings.
Capt. Campbell says that a
stern-wheeler left Circle City to
see how far the White river is fit
for navigation. If this waterway is found to be passable for
some distance, a number of river
steamboats will be operated and
the task of the prospectors in
getting into Shushanna will be
made less arduous.
Among the passengers carried
on the last trip of the Sophia
were a number of tourists who
made the round trip. Just before the steamer entered the
Vancouver narrows yesterday
morning there was a knock on
the door of Capt, Campbell's cabin and his presence was requested on deck. Rev. Robert J,
Mac Alpine, of Cleveland, O., as
chairman of the assembly, which
had gathered a few minutes earlier, read the following resolution which had been proposed by
Mr. Justice Haggart, of Winnipeg, and seconded by Mrs. Geo.
Plymton, of Buffalo :
"That we, the passengers on
board the S. S. Princess Sophia,
in meeting assembled, hereby
express our cordial appreciation
of the uniform kindness and
courtesy of Capt. Campbell and
his officers; that from the outset
of the trip they have put forth
every effort that would tend to
our conti nuous comfort and pleasure; that we felicitate the C.P,
R. and the traveling public on
the efficiency of the crew so far
as concerns the safety and comfort of passengers who may travel aboard the ship."
All persons are warned that
anyone caught dumping refuse
in the Fraser River will be prosecuted.
By Order,
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
Opp. Postoffice,
Fort George,     -     B.C.
P.A.Landry J.H. McGbeqor J.F.Trmpuston
T, A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
British    Colombia   Land   Surveyors
Laml AKenta
Chancery Chambers, Lanjtlcy Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 152, Phono 684.
McGreeor Buildimr, Third Street. SOUTH FORT
* Do you contemplate
S  Then Investigate* our workmanship ond
14 gut our estimates
and Builders
Hamilton and
First btrcets
J. A. Manahan & Co.
Signs and
Central Avenue
Lime, Shingles and Cement
in any quantity.
I am  Specializing  in this Line
Warehouse on Hudson's Bay Property near the Bridge
Stop!   Look!   Listen!
TRERS OF Ice Cream, Soda Water and all Classes
of High Grade Confectionery. WE ALSO CARRY A
Our prices are very reasonable and our'motto will always b :
"We ourselves are better served,
By serving others best."
McGaghran & Thorne
Modern five-room house on Fourth
St. for sale. Three-ply of boards.
Warm winter house and cool in
the summer.   Price $1200.
Box" A" Herald
Fort George Electrical Construction & Supply (io.
Contract Work Promptly Attended to and Estimates Cheerfully Given.
If You have Work of any Kind in Our Line Let Us Figure
With You.
Dima 203
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Meals       -        BO Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Apply Wesley's cottage,
Rear Close & Brown Co.
Own your own home! You
can build your future home
now at the minimum of expense.
No building is too large
or too small to receive
our careful attention.
Blue prints and plans furnished.
Get our estimates.
Bronger & Flynn j
Contractors and Builders I
Saskatoon. aasK.    uean nm
lillioxi bushels of wheat are ue-
erford, of the Agricultural Col- P1"'^ ^j""~ taking 70c as the
flPFM RY OR YflllNfl lege- intiraates   that one million average price a farmer will re
OlLlUUDI U!\. lUUl^U acresof wheat in Saskatchewan ?eive per bushel,  it means thai
are being cut daily. Taking the every day of such weather as
average yield at twenty bushels prevailed today and on haturflay
per acre, which Hon. W. C. Suth- is worth ahout $14,000,000 to t.ie
Residents A' Gateway City Get
Together and Are Aided by
Hereunder appears a report of
the opening of the Ashcroft hospital. This undertaking has been
successfully carried to completion in a lown which is not by
any moans in such need of a hospital as this place is at the present time. This should act as a
stimulant to local enterprise in
this matter, which, in other matters has never yet taken second
place to anv young town in B, C.
that we know of. Quesnel has a
hospital, and so even has ancient
decrepid old Barkerville, and
now, hist, and not least along
comes "Ashcroft the Gateway"
with its own institution.
"Hon. Dr. Young, Provincial
Secretary and Minister of Education, left the capital recently
for Ashcroft, whore he has an
engagement in conjunction with
the inaugural exercises of the
new hospital, wliich has just
been completed, The Minister is
taking the trip specially for the
purpose of performing the open-
ins ceremony.
Eight months ago the hospital
project began to take tangible
shape, through thc assistance of
the Provincial Government, and
last week it was thrown open for
usage, The building, which is
fitted up in the most approved
fashion, and has accommodations
for nearly fifty patients, is the
result of considerable effort on
the part of the residents of the
district for a considerable time
prior to the commencement of
building operations.
Over a year ago the demand;
for a medical institution of some'
kind became insistent on account
of the greatly increasing population, and also on account of the
fact that the hospital nearest to!
Ashcroft is located at Barkerville \
which is many miles distant. Also, there is a great deal of railway construction proceeding in'
the distriet, and it was felt to be
imperative that a hospital should i
be erected on the ground to han- i
die with proper care and expedition any cases of disease or acci- ]
dent that might occur.   Consequently the residents got together on the subject and decided to
take the matter in hand definitely.   They organized a subscription fund, which, when added to
by the contribution   of the Provincial Government, proved adequate for   the  purpose, and the
effort now finds ils complete ex-
pn ssion   in   the   finished structure,    In all it is estimated that
the sum of $12,000 was spent upon the institution, and  residents
d iclare that no similar   sum  of
money was ever better spent.
erland estimates is most conser-1 farmers of the Province
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that , ,;.,„. commission.
the partnership heretofore existing be- .,,...,..Sn|* ,,,,. Provincia1  Labor
tween us, the undersigned, as restaur- SU MM..-."1, iiie
ant   proprietors,   has   this   day   been Commission wil be ho    at lete J tun
dissolved by  mutual   consent,   aud all Cache,   Septembei  Stl,   in        H* ■
debts owing to said partnership are to ■ September 12th; and at   the    o    v.i .*-.
be paid to, and all  claims against the places   between   Septembei   13th ana
partners  or their  business  known  as 25th, the exact dates-to be announced
L Club Cafe on er before this  date, later:   Barkerville,   ^it ZCv^
ar,  to be presented  to   Frederick C. House, Clinton,. Lillooet and Ashcroit.
Wilson, by whom  same will  be  paid. The Commission is empowered tcin-
A-,1 that hereafter the business known quire into a 1 mat ers affecting
as the Club Cafe will be conducted and I ditioiu of labor  in   British Columbia,
carried on by Frederick C. Wilson. All persons interested  are  invited  to
RO'YT. NEWTON, (retiring) attend and give evidence.          S()N
Dated at Seuih Fort Geor e, B.C., this F. R. McNamara,
4th day of September, 1913.       1-5   , Secretai
Light and Heavy Horses for Sale and Hire.
Single and Double Driving Horses.
Saddle Horses.       Good Buggies and Lurry.
Draying, Freighting and Excavating Done. I
WHITE &.  WESTOBY     -     -     Proprietors   i
We are opening a branch of our Vancouver contracting business at
this point. We havo built several of the largest buildings in the city
of Vancouver.
Estimates rendered on all kinds of Contracting,
Building, Store Fronts, Counters, Etc.
Matheson & Gordon
Auction Sale
Owing to Unavoidable Delay the Big Auction
Sale of HORSES, which  was scheduled for
August 23rd, will not be held until
September 27th
Those who had Contemplated Buying Horses
at our Sale, Aug. 23rd, can buy from us at
Private Sale any number desired'at a bargain.
W. R. MILLS, Auctioneer.
A Royal
Those who walk city streets
and of ten complain that police-'
men are  few  and   far between!
should travel into Northern Brit-1
ish Columbia where they would
find  in   this distriet eight constables doing duty over a stretch!
of country aboul 300 miles long, |
Chief Constable Gammon, with \
headquarters at Hazelton, is responsible for  law and order as
far east as Stella Lake along the
Grand Trunk Pacific, and westward to Copper River, yet, de-1
spite the fact that the district
has been full of railroad laborers!
gathered   from everywhere,  a
shifting,   migratory  population,
offenses rarely occur,   The two
latest arrests were made when a
white man sold liquor to Indians.
and one Chinaman chased another armed with a butcher knife,    '
A delicious, cool,
creamy glass of this
peerless beverage
is indeed a pleasure.
It is at once cooling
and strengthening.
—it proves that other people
will read yours.
1 THE HERALD covers the Fort George
District from end to end.
1 Pre-emptors, Railwaymen and Business
Houses working or operating in the district
all read THE HERALD.
1 If you want to reach these people, advertise in THE HERALD.
1 We are out after a big circulation, and
are obtaining gratifying results week by
has just received a line of the latest tints
and weights in hot-pressed Old Hampshire
Bond paper- an acknowledged masterpiece
of the paper-maker's craft.
Fort George Her,
7 *■
Visits this Dismai
u lioy, Canadian!
.General to France,
iria reCently after
,ajrie provinces. He
nC0UVer from Ed-
„.t George and the
tors are manifest-
,.,i 0f interest in
...,(.,_ more in fact
ther time in their
■,[r Roy offers- the
il,,. amount of
,;, which is Uowing
,,,). development
... ater than  at any
. however in gett-
::,formation in or-
a position to advise
tors respecting the
•ious lands and  en-
His trip west to radii rand Trunk Pacific
il trip down  the Fra-
,' oil as the long au-
Ashcroft, have given
impression of  the
: nil   variety of the
sources of British Col-
ti -view Mr. Roy said:
ts abroad an impres-
. erroneous impres-
the  farming area of
imbia is limited.    1
a position to dispel
after   traversing   a
area of fertile lands
. of smiling ranches.
ern interior is a voge-
with a groat future.
■  room for a vast
in to state that  the
• | ave looked upon
i bia as a place for
v,ith very favorable
have been, as is al-
able,    paopositions
come up to the high-
ations,   but  on   tho
t rs were  very   well
French   capital,   he
is available for mori-
isitions in bonds, as
lining and industrial
portance, as onnuiers wm proo-
ably be the last great townsite
that will be developed on what
will probably be the last line that
will be built across the continent.
Located in the very heart of
the Bulkley Valley, with an ad- j
jacent territory of 300,000 acres
of splendid, fertile land peculiarly adapted for mixed farming, I
and within a few miles of a large,
mineral area, consistingof silver, |
copper and lead, Smithers has
been chosen by the railway as
one of its most important towns
on the main line.
The Grand Trunk is now spend- j
ing a large amount of money in
clearing the townsite, grading
streets, laying sidewalks, and
will also spend more than $250,-
000 in erecting roundhouses, machine shops and other division
point facilities, This work will
be started immediately, and when
laying is now complete at bmitn-
ers, and trains will be in operation within a few weeks.
Smithers has already a sawmill with a daily capacity of 15,-
000 feet and by the time the lots
in the townsite are offered to the
public Smithers will have completed or under construction two
hotels, two banks, two newspapers and a number of stores.
THE       -|
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables   I	
Splendid environments
Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
Lumber and Builders' Supplies
The large capacity of our Mills ensures our customers PROMPT DELIVERIES from a full-assorted and high-grade stock of
Siding Mouldings Shiplap
manufactured for Fall trade, also DIMENSIONS, BOARDS, ETC.
in any quantities.
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.
Our Fall Stock of Builders' Supplies
i, now in our warehouses here. We carry full assortments of BRAVER
famous P. & B. insulators) SHINGLES (XXX Clear Cedar from the Coast
Mills. These are the highest grade Shingles in the world, and make the
most economical roof you can put on.)
Come in and Get Figures on Material for Your Building.
Yards and Offices-Second Street, SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
Telephone One-One.
g upon the announce-
■ by the Grand Trunk
way that the town of
in the Bulkley  Valley
'     ' e location of the new
ight  and passenger
point    between  Prince
i Fort Goorge, on the
. comes the information
i the new townsite will
I to the public early in
•,   lt is expected that
. lots will exceed those
other railway townsite
. oil ered to the public,
i ling that of Prince Ru-
ale, which will take place
• > .sly throughout Cana-
Why neglect your teeth and suffer all kinds of
digestive disorders ?
You have an opportunity now of having your
teeth fixed as good as you could in Vancouver,
by DR. KEELEY, the well known Vancouver
Dentist, at practically the same cost.
zyp*^v, ■
Costs   little   with    a
l-.iidjanks - Morse  outfit.
Gives you   the   brightest,
healthiest,  most convenient
light known.   Our low-volt-
;!    outfit il absolutely sale, enr.y lo
■Mall nnd core for.   Engine can
1 ■'■ n■-• .1 loi other laim machinery
l] .Iv.   IJallcry supplies cur-
>< ntjina in mil running,
Write Today
.for Cei/talo*?
i ihtC
madian Fairbanks-Morse Mfg. Co., Ltd.
_     VANCOUVER, li. ('.
Gold Inlays.
Gold or Porcelain Crowns,
Plates that look natural, that
articulate properly and that fit,
Bridge work a specialty,
Gold or Porcelain fillings,
Come in and have your mouth
All work guaranteed,
Give us a trial
John A. Fraser
& Coo? Ltd.
Front Street
I f
Quesnel, B. C. li
British Columbia
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company are
now disposing of the remaining portion of their
lots in the new town of Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow rivers,
By those who are in close touch of the true conditions, this new town is considered to be one of
future importance in Central British Columbia.
In investing in Willow River property be sure
that your property comes to you direct from the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company—make no
mistake in this. There is only one official and
original Grand Trunk Pacific Railway town of
Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser,
Salmon and Willow rivers. It is located on Lot
785. Station site was approved by Board of Railway Commissioners under date of March 26th,
1912, Order No. 16179. We have no interest in
outside subdivisions. For authentic Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway maps of Willow River and detailed
information call on
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE  best  available subdivision  in the Fort George District is
offered fur sale by thc owners.   The properly is located opposite
South Fort George townsite on deep water.    The very best of land.
The survey is complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
Corner Fourth and Hamilton        -        South Fort George, B. C.
Bright and comfortable   rooms  and
suites at the Empress.       :       .
Rates on Application.
Fort George, B.C. vlc^"rf'or'£'n Mir
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gvil Engineers, Dominion _ B. C. Land Surveyors
Surveys ot Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Kti-
WANTED-Tnside business property in South Fort George. H.
J. Haslett & Co., corner Third
and Laselle.
Doing It!
Doing what? Getting their clothes
French Dry Cleaned at the Wardrobe
Goods Called For and Delivered
on Short Notice.
A. D. Southern, - Prop.
Fourth St.     -    South Fort George.
Phone *_■ U i
»   . t\ . ... f.^L      Arlliur l'j.   rare.
nj0^dSSTEET|ilthe  Vancouver Conservative /
tion was a visitor here this we
Parsons, who is a friend of Gill Marti
eld hire on  the boxer, acted as his manager on 1"
i.,.,,.., rm.c northern tour.
■ lital was a most succeb.ii>	
would doubtless have been  even beUei  ^
attended  had   the weather beemore
*KM se   forTS
:i    ,    ,   -: ,;■- ZZ Zz: - <   :    ^   ■ ■ '..      . i. *e,whoi.»" j
benefit of the bouth Fort  Geoige Uos-, ^ ^ wak,|.|.,,ont in „,,„.,. 15 thia week, ager 0f the hospital.                             , H
pital, now in process of formation.       I and will erect a  large insulated ware- fl
Mr Cha:, M. Brown, Jr., accompany-j house on the property for the ice trade The Bani* 0f British   North America ^
ine ^ ,„,„: Lg Mr. and Mrs. Chas. M. > ™xt 3Ummer- has opened   a   branch at the 160 Mil    „
p™in whoSve   been   staying here     The new  sawmill   of   the   Northern House.   Mr. H. Smith, formerly of the J.
Brown, wn    .....    ^   ^ ^j „„,nino.| Lumber and Mercantile Homnanv. Lim- heen   aocointed
heM   rf the"new   pool   hall  on Third      Edward Hays and John M. Anderson,  $40.50,   leavfafi;a.  - m,
for   the  re.-ent   arrivals   from   "the   outside     wl i h has   been  tun
 ._ ii,,..      ,     ,*    ii a....,'.,   l,,t
ook at Some ol
Special cn Baking Powder.
Price's Baking- Powder, 51b $'2.50 \  Yt
t, ,,
"'" "      !' '    ,   , r.  ,,.,;'. nmrn;,,,.  Umber and Mercantile Company, Lim-  „         ,  , ..    h  nas   been   appointen ,^     Celluloid Starch
some weeks past left this mornmg  . ,.     s Ques   ^ _
California, where  they will spena aij0ut one and a half miles from town,   manager   ■ ^ | >
lis.     Mr.   and  Mrs. ;g rapidly approaching completion.   The
Hrown   will   return   to  their borne in new mill will be equipped with  two in-
,   '     ,        • denendent circular  saws, (wo  planers,
New York in the early spring. shjng,e   |,],,,_,,._ ,m(*   |W;, i,,,-,,,,...^ Tne
Arrivals in the city yesterday state mill is housed in a heavy timbler frair*°
that the   steamer   Robert B.  Hammond is on a rock ahnut two miles 0perati0n in about two wee
above the mouth ol the Willow River
:    ■ Tenders will be receiv-
ompany expects to   have   the  mill in <_*,]    hy   the   Undersigned
; for io Cords of 20-inch
rheFort George Electrical Construe- . ,.*    ,,, ,   i    ,i,,i;,*ni-oil     nt
■     ■                                  . I tion& Supply Company are installing a FireWOOd    (MlUKU    at
a,, i  large quantities    ot hay in tin-  complete electrical system in the Hotel S the PllbllC oChOOl.
Northern.   The   hotel   is   being wired  I
indicate that  the     cargo   has
plecion of  the  town  lighting system
now approaching comph tion.
river lmucaiB umi ,,,.■ ....... ■■•■■ throughout| and will be lighted entire-
been jettisoned to ge|t the good snip |y by a gasoline unit, pending the corn-
ad iat again.
Indian Agent McAllan and Inspector
of Indian Agencies Commisky returned
from a tour of in-spection of the Fort
.,. James Indian Agency this week.
I- spector Commisky visited the re-
si rves at Stony Creek, Stella, Fort St.
James and Fraser Lake, and also the
new reserves in this vicinity. He announced himself very well satisfied
with the affairs of his department i i
Iii*. district, and commended i 'lily
the work of Indian Aeent McAll . of
the Fort St. James agency.
Joseph Wendle, a well known mining man and big uamo hunter of Barkerville, is Visiting this lown, where he
has a large acquaintance amongst, the
old-timers from Cariboo, now located
here. Mr. Wendle predicts a large resumption of placer mining in the low
■•round at Barkerville  when  the
Secretary Scliool Board.
Xeast Cakes (Royal) | fo
21-2lb   1.25 . All kinds of spices
"    12 oz.     .50 | Grape Nuts
Cow Brand Soda      -      -      .15 PostTosties
Silver Gloss Starch   - .15 Buckwheat Flour 10 lb
.15 j Canned beans and peas
.40 j Van Houton's Cocoa
Tetley's Tea, 1 lb and 3 lb I Brown Beans
tins, per lb   -     -      -      45c ; Lima Beans
Kippered Herring    -      -      .25; Lipton's Tea, half lb
Lobsters      ....      ,50 Christie's Sodas (larsel
A This is Less than Cost.   Get your Winter Supply il
a while they last. ' \
— ; $ Laselle Avenue and Second Street
South Fort Gei i
We have just received as
P£ fine a line of HAIR
_„   BRUSHES as is carried
in any store in any city.
G. T. P. rails get within reaching (lis-1
tance of a wagon road to that  section. .
"The clean-up in the Barkerville mines
promises well this year,"remarked Mr. j
Wendle,   to  The   Herald.     Mr. John
Hopp, in his several  properties, is  expected   to   take   oul a lot of gold, and
the Laselle  and   Bonner   mines should
also do well, and conditions generally
have favored the mining operators.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh  ante!  Cure
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;
Highest Prices Paid ior Hides and Live Stock
Fort George and Soutli Fort George.
Piione 30
Loral Manner
Tip   Jjnpc Dr. Jaeger's Woollen Ootids.
uic   luic-3 w Q & Rj R-ga]j and DeacQ]i g
Wn forfv • Leckie,  Beresford,   Floreshei
TIC  tan J. and McCready Shoes.
m,  Ames-Holde
Waterproof Tin Pants for Men.
Complete Lines of Sweater Coats, Sox, Mi
Fall Slils
If you don't, they will get st tilled at Qui
tion closes in a few weeks.   The quicke
by the
The fastest and best equipped boats running into F
ago. Tne Yukon  rush, the C  P. 1'..
aurvey  and    other strangely   incomprehensible enterprises  ot  the  white
men   wliich  have    never  borne  fruit,
had, until quite lately, rendered them
skeptieal of the undertakings of the
strangers  from  the  south.   The  sur- j
vey of  the  (Irani Trunk Pacific was
regarded as another strange fantasy
of  the  white    man's  mind,  and  not j
until  recently,  when  members of the
tribe had seen the steel leading out j
through  the    old   "leather  pass"  as
the Indians called  tlie Yellowhead in
Hudson's Pay days, did they believe
in  the   coming of   the  strange iron j
monster which the white man uses to
malic his long portage.
Thoy  still   believe    in    the  powers
of their medicine men, although they
claim that   the   present    incumbent,
one Zel-Marie does not possess such
great  gifts as   his  predecessors.   An I
instance of this belief was related to
the  writer  recently  by  an ollicial of
the   Department  of    Indian    Affairs,
who was told by an  Indiin that his j
medicine,    man     had    stopped a gasoline   boat   on   two     occasions   ns   it j
rail down the Praser river.
The new Indian villages, on reserves
2 and 3 are now completed in everj
detail. Visited this week by Inspector of Indian Agencies Cummiskey,
he stated that they were a credit to
the Indian Department, to the contractors, Messrs. Bronger & Flynn,
and  to   Indian  Agent  VV.   J.   Mc-Ulrn.
Carefully selected land at reasonable
prices and on long terms. We own
every acre we offer for sale, and can
give guaranteed title.
R. R. WALKER, Resident Agent of the North
Coast Land Co,, Ltd.   .   South Fort George, B.C.
North Coast Land Co. Lti
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Ittdf?., Vancouver, B.C
London Office:    6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP  CAPITAL, - - - $1,500,000.
British Columbia Express Company
Auto, Stage ami Steamboat Owners.
Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars
j  1836 \
^e Bank of British North Ameri
Your money ia eater in the Bank than in your house or in your
pocket. It ie not tied up. You can get it out at nay time wilt-
out delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold.  COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
FOR SALE—Ladies- Wear business,
Fourth   Street,   city. I
WANTED—Girl capable of keeping
books and aide to do typewriting
in restaurant. Also one cashier.
Apply  Club Cafe between 2 and 4.
FOR SALE—At a bargain; PIANOLA
PLAYER-PIANO, Louis XIV design, complete with bench and selection of music rolls at a sacrifice.  Apply Box 3; Herald oflice.
LADIES WEAR—Closing out business
by September lM.h. Anyone wishing the latesi fall and winter coats,
suits, evening dresses, silk patterns
etc., should call bed,re that time.
Borne  Bargains -THE  LADYWEAR
We have a number of choice tracts of Farming I.and
in the rich Nechaco Valley that are worth careful attention by the Farmer or Investor.
Lot 842, located some 12 miles west of the Mud River
and having over one mile of water frontage on the Nechaco River. It adjoins property owned by the Grand
Trunk Pacific on which they are to build a station and
yards. This property is Crown Granted and can be purchased at $25,00 an acre on good terms,
Within one and one-half milesof the town of South Fort
George we have three live-acre tracts of Garden Land
wliich we can offer for a few days at from $125.00 an
acre on easy payments. The soil is river bottom deposit.
Blocks of Land from 10,000 Acres Up for Colonization Purposes. Particulars
and Information From.
403-404 Carter-Cottor* Building
Capital Paid Up:
Capital Amhorizi'd:
The Royal Bank of
Incorporated 1869.
The Traders Bank of Canada
Head Office
Fori G ko Branch,
I). MUUItAY. Manager
A   ('. BUCHFX
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work clone.
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces, Etc.
Sole Agents Nagel-Chase Celebrated Gasoline Lighting Sys^
Corner Hamilton & Third
The newest and most modem
hotel in the northern interior
EaTis M42i^Jtl
Boat of wines,
Hquoriand elff&rs
Albert Joh«s<>n


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