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NO. 3.
SOUTH FORI GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1913.
$3 PER ANNUM
mernment Playing
Application for Incorporation Held Up by Nervy
■\i tempt of Hammond Crowd to Absord This Town.
man o
George
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a co-incorporation with the townsites to the west will hard-
l "e entertained.
„, ^] Seaton, formerly of the staff
^enll '!?!lG"vornmont agency, but
left u,y "' lho Northern  Hotel  office,
nnn i PWeek for aviKil t0 hi»
l»n will l_. ,rn Canada- Mi-.-Sert-
it.    ' "turn here in the spring, ami
CrBhRithat  h0  bWtato
who win an oastern associate
111 Company him on his return.
DGE ON P.O.E. ONE
BE WORLD'S LARGEST
Crossing  of  Cottonwood River
400 Feet High-The Survey
North From Quesnel.
Uowing letter was received here this week by the chair-
he Municipal Incorporation Committee of South Fort
i, Daniell, Esq., South Fort George, B.C.,
pear Sir :   We duly forwarded the petitions re the incorporation of the City of South Fort George to Victoria and arc
,, receipi of a letter from the Honorable the Provincial Secre-
;■•■■, as follows :
' "In reference to your communication of the 7th August
re the incorporation of the City of South Fort George, 1 beg
leave to say that the government is informed that private legislation will be asked for at the coming session of parliament
for the incorporation of South Fort George.
"Iii view of this fact the government will not act upon
the prayer of your petition until such time as all those interested :n these incorporations may be able to present the matter before the Private Bills Committee."
It will, therefore, be necessary for the matter to stand
over until this time and in the meantime if amicable arrangement:- can be made between all the parties interested the mat-
ter would then go through without a hitch, if not, all data
should be prepared and arrangements made to have a delegation go down to Victoria to meet the committee while the
House is in session, Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge,
Per R. L. Reid.
Tiif attitude of the government in this matter is hard to under-
sta Smith Fort George, acting under the advise of its counsel,
has applied for Municipal Incorporation under the statutes made
and provided as set out in the Municipal Incorporation Act of this
I'r '■ ce, Every term and condition of the act, necessary for
the municipal incorporation of this city has been complied with.
Tht work necessary for the accomplishment of this aim has taken the committee in charge of the work over a year to accomplish. The area which the people of this community wish to incorporate deludes only the well populated and developed town-
sites contained in the boundaries of Lots 933 and 934, a total area
of only 169 acres.
Jealous :is ever of the progress and importance of this townsite,
the peop e of " Fort George." a E.uge groupeof subdivisions lying
to the west of the Prince George townsite, backed up by the promoter and creator of that city, one George John. Hammond of
•vhom much has been said in these columns, have engineered
at the eleventh hour an application for "special legislation" to
cover the incorporation of their townsites, which cover an enormous undeveloped area, and this extraordinary townsite concern AND ITS FOLLOWERS HAVE HAD THE UNUTTERABLE PRESUMPTION TO INCLUDE IN THE AREA WHICH IT WISHES TO INCORPORATE
UNDER THE NAME "FORT GEORGE" HELD BV THE PROMOTER WHO
SECURED IT HY LEGAL PROCESS, THE  TOWNSITE   OF   SOUTH   FORT
George,
And the government, knowing the conditions as they are from
«•■*• visits of its ministers and deputy ministers, has permitted the
lownsite company and its followers to shelve the formal petition
of the property holders in this town, in order that an application
may be heard which seeks to olfset tlie appropriation of this area
in a huge, unwieldy incorporation scheme, for the benefit of the
Natural Rosources Security Company and its lot-holders.
fhe people of the Fort George townsite appreciating thefactthat
'hey could not hope to undertake the work of incorporating their
one-man town under the provisions of the Municipal Incorporation Act, hnve succeeded through the work of the townsite com-
Pany and its astute lawyers and lobby, in holding up the incorporation of this town until they have a chance to railroad a bill
through the Private Bills Committee, or force the people of this
town into a compromise with their scheme, with which South
orl George has nothing in common.
/•ne action of the government in this matter is most ill-advised.
"u effect of this decision has stirred up a strong feeling of in-
•Snation against the decision, the injustice and rottenness of
which is apparent,
Action will be taken immediately by the local Conservative As-
pciation, by the Board of Trade and by the Municipal Incorpora-
"'" Committee in an endeavor to place the precise facts before
e government, in the hope that they will recognize the fiasco to
•Cn they have, perhaps unwittingly, become a party.
. ' nything in the nature of a compromise with the Fort George
•wests is out of the question.   South FortGeorge will eventual-
• Perhaps, enter into a combined municipality with the devel-
" 'd townsite of  the G.T.P. but any arrangement seeking  to
Never in the history of many years
past has the Fort George section experienced the same sort of weather as
that which has prevailed here during
the past ten days. Heavy rainfall at
this time of the year is most unprece
dented. The "Indian summer" which
has now set in is perhaps the most delightful periu-il of the northern seasons.
The location surveys of the Pacific
Great Eastern Railway are now being
rapidly completed. These suryeys are
being run south from this point to
White's Landing, a point about half
way hetween here and Quesnel, by the
party under Engineer Archer, and
south from White's Landing to Quesnel by Engineer Dice.
A rough idea of the location of the
road between this point and the Ques-
| nel country may be gained from the
following description, received by the
Herald; a description of the route
which we believe will be found to be
accurate.
The survey does not strike Quesnel,
but crosses the Quesnel river at a point
about four miles from its mouth. It
strikes in a northeasterly direction
from the Quosnel river crossing to Ten-
Mile Lake, making directly for the
Cottonwood river. The Pacific Great
Eastern will cross the Cottonwood river on what will probably be the highest
railway bridge in Canada, and one of
the highest in the world. This crossing will be between three and four
hundred feet above the bed of the
river.
The survey follows the Little Cottonwood river in a northeasterly direction,
reaching the headwaters of Meadow
Creek, a local height of land, where,
from a small lake, waters run over two
slopes. This point is about twenty-live
miles from Quesnel. The survey follows Meadow creek to its junction with
Canyon creek, following the latter to
the mouth of Hixon creek, a point
three miles from the mouth of Canyon
creek, which empties into the Fraser
river about half way between South
Fort George and Quesnel. From Nixon
creek the line follows the plateau
which it reaches by the Canyon creek
valley, and parallels the Fraser river
all the w.iy to Soulh Fort George.
The line will not cross the Fraser
river between Quesnel and this place,
and will come* into Prince George on a
cribbed-oul line across the Fraser here,
running across the foot of the high cut-
hanks. A heavy cut will be necessary
to enable the line to reach the G.T.P.
bridge crossing.
SCIENTIFIC BLASTING
ON CONSTRUCTION
Two Hundred Tons of Powder
Touched Off By Electricity
Kast of Here.
The big blast at 1). ,1. Carey's construction camp, about twelve miles up
the Fraser river, was exploded on
Tuesday last at 0 o'clock in the morning. The blast is said by railway men
of long experience, to be the most successful piece of work of its kind they
had ever witnessed. Over two hundred
tons of powder, of a value of over
$90,000 was exploded, the force of
the explosion was calculated
to break Up a hill of rock to su| ply
material for rip-rapping the grade
along the Eraser. The big rock hill
was tunneled in several places, and
from the tunnels cross-sections were
run out, and from the cross seel ions
other smaller pockets for the piecing
of the powder were driven. The plan
of the shot, as it lay on the commissary
counter al Dan Carey's camp as the
engineers and contractors discussed the
probable effect of the big explosion
just before the shot was fired, showed
the solid rock of the bill to be bored
and packed with the high explosives.
Down the river some hundreds of yards
was anchored a scow on which a direct-
connected steam driven electrical unit
of lit) volts waited with steam up to
start the dynamo and throw the switch
which would lire the blast. The wiring and electrical work was left in the
hands of an expert, brought in from
the coast to tire the blast. The expert
was the man who fired one of the biggest blasts ou the railway work in the
western states on the Snake river in
Idaho. The wiring was arranged so
that each pocket drew its current from
the main wires without any connection
(CoiHinued on pujre 6.)
CONTINUES EFFORTS
TO FOOE INVESTORS
The following modest advertisment
appeared in the .papers throughout
western Canada announcing the sale
of the Prince George townsite:
PRINCE GEORGE TOWNSITE.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway announce the sale by auction of the town-
site of Prince George situated at the
confluence of the Fraser and Nechaco
Rivers in Central British Columbia, or
450 miles northeast of Vancouver and
4fi7 miles east of Prince Rupert, British Columbia, or midway between
nee Rupert and Edmonton, Alberta
point for the extensjve^tew*i*^i^c»jp-/i
Brisk Demand at Vancouver
Sale for Property on Grand
Trunk Townsite—Auction
Here Next Month.
Up to ten o'clock last night, when
the auction sale of lots in the Prince
George townsite here, closed in Vancouver, eleven hundred and seventy-
five lots had been sold for an aggre
gate sum of one million, two hundred
and ninety three thousand, one hundred and thirty-five dollars. Buying
continued briskly until the last lot
was sold.
Pn
ced
l-'n
By reason of its central location, Prince
George will be the natural distrj^^tingju^Jhe  highest    prices   paid  for lots
weiTKSior property on and in the
vicinit* of George street, the central
street, Beading for six blocks between
the JJ™ chosen for the station by the
Giit-.v/ and the centre of the city,
ess Square,
uctioneer Frank A. Ellis announ-
that the location of the general
offices of the G.T.P would be located on lots 7 and 8 in block 149,
on the east side of Ge-orge street one
block north of Princess square. The
Grand Trunk Pacific Hotel Prince
George, he also stated, would be located on lots 1,2,3, and 4, and 19
and 20, Block 134, 4 blocks nortli of
Princess square on George street.
The highest price paid in Vancouver
was the sum of $14,500.00 for lots 7
and 8 in block 134, the same block
as the hotel is to be located on.
This price was paidjby A. Hunter, of
Pittsburg.
Large investors wore at the sale
from Prince Rupert, and English,
French and American capital was
strongly represented.
Mr. George Hardie, late superintendent of construction for Foley,
Welch and Stuart here, was a large
buyer. Mr. Hardie represented a syndicate of railway contractors. Mr.
F. L. Murdoff, the well known Vancouver real estate operator, was also
a large buyer. Mr. Mnrdofl represents
a big syndicate in which many people
in this city are interested.
The Herald was requested, in a
wire received this morning from Lanil
Commissioner Ryley, to ahnounco
the sale at Prince George of about
five hundred lots scattered throughout the townsite, about Octaber the
first. The auctioneer will come here
from Edmonton, after the sale there,
and the property mentioned will be
sold on the ground.
So far only 1175 out of 4250 lots
owned by the G.T.P., exclusive of
the government interest, have been
sold.
prised in the Pacific ^qvirt
Dominion, and it __& <*Here'iore long
been the expectati6ht£pf the general;;
public that upon the'completion of i,He
Grand Trunk Pftetk Railway,-PriWce
George will early become <■», large and
important centre. HsmpSg purchased,
what was kno&n as the Fort George
Indian Reserve;, No-, 1, for the pur^'-
of locating a '*t;owrisWev^e*Wn.,.
Grand Trunk Pacme-Cevelflprt^rTCom-
pany has caused the same to be surveyed and platted and will offer lots in
this townsite for sale at public auction
at Vancouver, British Columbia, Wednesday, September 17, 1913, and at Ed"
monton, Alberta, Wednesday, September 24, 1913. The terms of sale will be
one-quarter cash and the balance payable in one, two and three years with
six per cent interest. All particulars
and plans can be secured by applying
to G. U. Ryley, Land Commissioner,
Grand Trunk Pacific, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
In strange contrast to the avowed
intentions of the G.T.P. appears in
other papers the advertisment of the
Natural Resources Security Company
Ltd., presided over by our old friend
George J. Hammond: Culled from his
paper, the Tribune, publishcM at Fort
George, his company's advertisment
reads as follows:
REMEMBER
That the official name of the Grand
Trunk Pacific station is Fort
George . By order of the railway
Commissioners for Canada, dated
Mav 14, 1913, the station that is to
serve all this district is located three
thousand feet west of Fraser avenue,
and is named Fort George, notwithstanding a trumped-up appeal, the
only purpose of which can be to instil doubt in the public mind.
Remember also that the Land Commissioner of the G.T.P. has agreed
hi trive direct street connection (practically a continuation of Lincon
street) to the official station site.
NATURAL RESOURCES SECURITY
COMPANY LIMITED.
The fact is that the G.T.P. will
call their station and their town
Prince George, the "trumped-up" appeal, referred to in the. townsite company's advertisment, will decide absolutely the location of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Company's
depot site, and The Herald wishes to
put it on record in these columns,
tlmt in our belief, with a fairly accurate knowledge of the situation,
tlmt the G.T.P. depot site will be
placed where It has been shown on
the plans published in this paper,
GOOO feet enst of the eastern boundary of the Hammond townsites.
Anyone who has read tne record of
the proceedings before the railway
commission nt Ottawa, must realize
that if the evidence presented by the
Hammond forces had been properly
examined by lawyers armed with the
necessary data for rebuttal, the decision baud i'M down could hardly
have been possible. Before another
hearing transpires, however, the Dominion government should send in a
competent, engineer to look over (lie
ground.
J. A. Eoll, representing the Acme
Glove Works, Limited, a Montreal
house, was amongst the arrivals here
this week. Mr. Eoll is the first representative of a Montreal manufacturing
house to visit this place.
Elmer Wells, who has been building
a wa ,ow road f rom Butcher Flats to
the Fort George road, arrived in town
this weok with a crew of men and the
outfit's equipment. Wells is one of the
old-timers of Old Cariboo. For years
his popularity as mixologist in Ed
Kepner's Occidental Hotel at Quesnel'
will be remembered by the sourdoughs
LOCAL HOSTELRY IS
THOROUGHLY MODERN
The Illumination ot the Hotel
Northern, on Hamilton Avenue, by
its own electrical plant, marks no
other feature of the progress and de
velopment of South Fort Qeorge, Mi.
Johnson, proprietor nt tlie Northern
has installed in his house this latest
and most desirable feature of tin-
equipment of a modern hotel, mid in
spite of the fact that everything in
the nature of such development has
bem from his individual enterprise,
he has installed a complete electrical
and water system throughout his'
hotel, bringing it. np to the standard
of n city house where water mains
and electrical systems are in the
street.
The electrical system, which is
driven hy a gasoline engine, was in
stalled by the Fort Oeorgo Rlectrical
Construction and Supply Company.
The wiring can be attached to the
city system now being completed by
tho Northern Telephone and Power
Company, or it can be run from Its
own power and generator.
Proprietor Johnson, of the Northern, Is to he congratulated upon
this latest demonstration of his enterprise and progrcesiveness. FORT GEORGE HERALD
Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company, Limited
J. 1!. Daniell, President.
Devoted  to the  Interests  of the  Port George  District  and  the  Northern
Interior of British Columbia.
Subscription BOO a Year in Advance
Advertising Rates on Application
TN tlie fetid, feverish jungle swamps of darkest Africa,
where the dense tropical foliage forms a living barrier
to commercial activity and the progress of civilization,
naked, sweating negroes hew out roads from point to
point and connect the jungle with breathing spaces where
the white race works its will. So in the hinterlands of
India, the alkali plains of America, and the deserts of
Mongolia roads are built to give progress its pathways
and development its route of travel.
The government of the Province of British Columbia,
boasting a vast surplus, and commanding unlimited credit in the world's money markets, should pause in the work
ol'perfecting the machinery of its many new and enterprising-departments of public service to survey closely
the greatest function of its most important department---
thc construction of roads by the department of Public
Works.
The expenditures in road building in the Cariboo district, are totally inadequate, if we may judge by the conditions hereabouts. There are running between the close-
in points of these communities about twenty automobiles,
the total valuation of which would approximate at least
$75,000. The roads between the two towns and in the
towns themselves are a disgrace to the province; a reflection upon the efficiency of the Department of Public
Works and a constant source of criticism. The Herald
publishes this fact in the hope that a speedy remedy will
be made for these conditions.
The fact of the case is that the appropriations for road
work in this district, large though they were, have been
exhausted before the work of fixing these roads could be
accomplished. Additional appropriations have apparently not been made, and in instances which have been
brought to our notice private citizens have been levied
upon to fix the roads themselves.
'pilE practice of "squatting" on the government lots of
townsites in British Columbia is a detail of the general development scheme of new cities to which the government would do well to turn their attention.
Indications point to the fact that the Prince George
townsite will soon be littered with the unsightly shacks
of the squatters. These people are an undesirable element in so far as, by trespassing upon government property they are enabled to enjoy equal rights and privileges
to those enjoyed by genuine investors who have invested
large sums of money in the purchase of property on which
they erect substantial and permanent buildings.
Not only do these squatters secure choice locations for
their business, but they do so without the payment of any
real property tax.
The squatters increase the fire risk and depreciate the
value of property in the vicinity in many instances by the
description of their businesses.
rfhe status of a squatter on a government lot has never
yet been demonstrated in this section. This status
should be shown. Cases exist where the squatters are
able to realize upon their unauthorized tenancy of lots by
relinquishing a choice location in favor of some other person desirous of obtaining the same.
This condition has been a detriment to the substantial
development of many towns, ln the new townsite of
Prince George, where lots are selling away up in the
thousands, the authorities would do well to curb this indiscriminate pre-empting of property.
THE rejection of the petitions for municipal incorporation here, pending the hearing to expropriate the
rights enjoyed by the people of this town in favor of a
vague, unjustifiable and altogether absurd motion for
special legislation, indicates that the government of this
province are playing favorites in this section against the
field. This charge has often been brought against
the Conservative government of this province by prominent Conservatives of this section, but we have never before echoed it. The action of the government, however,
in refusing the application of this place for incorporation
upon the grounds that a clique of people representing a
place whose civic condition does not lend itself to the
scheme which we seek to enjoy, have applied to enfold
this I own—a place hostile and diametrically opposed to
any advances from the so-called "real Fort George" owing to the nature of the forced and artificial character of
that place, will cause bitter controversy again, and
strenuous opposition and strife. The government would
do well to reconsider this matter.
There is a &■.-■■•••  .*--•   -
standing   regarding    tbe   legislation
passed last session recording the useot
firearms.   The misunderstanding arises
out of the   common use   of   the   word,
"gun" as   referring   to  any  firearm.
The enactment  actually provides that
before a "pistol  or  revolver" maybe;
purchased a permit   must   be obtained
from the police or someone in  authun-
ty. There is nothing said about the pur- j
chase of shotguns or rifles or the carrying of these,
WATER NOTICE.
l'Olt  A  LICENCE TO TAKK   AND USE
WATER.
NOTICE is hereby given that James
Dibben, of Fort Fraser, B.C., will apply for a licence to take and use ten
thousand gallons per day of water out
of Nine Mile Creek, which Hows in a
southeasterly direction through township 16, range 5, empties into Nechaco
i river near section 10, township 16, The
water will be diverted at west boundary line of section 16, township Hi, and
will be used for domestic purposes on
the land descrilied as west half of
section  16, township 16, range 5.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 26th day of August, 1913. The
application will be filed in the olfiee of
the Water Recorder at Fort George,
B. C.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
JAMES DIBBEN,
Applicant,
by Geo. Ogston,
Sept. 13-5t Agent.
What Might
Have Happened
Whether due to carelessness or to
an accident that might have happened in the best regulated business
we will not discuss.
But a few nights ago 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 oflice
they could have loaded up and
got away with 300 rifles, shot guns
and automatics, that had just arrived for the shooting season and
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; 1000 top
shirts and 700 Buits of Stanfleld's
underwear just being opened up for
our fall trade by dur Mr. Roberts;
1000 Stetson and felt hats, brought
direct from the Stetson people and
being placed on exhibit by our Mr.
Garvin; Chipp, Slater and Ames-
Holden shoes upon which our Mr.
Williams had made special prices.
A magnificent display of carpenters' tools and 1000 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 and  Perkins.
Space 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.
Come on and get your share.
Kennedy, Blair
& Co., Ltd.
The Northern Lumber & Mercantile Company
W. F. COOKE, Pres. RUSSELL PEDEN, Vicc-Pres. G. E, Vt,    '
Limited
Secretary
Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best FIR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in Brjtishj^
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof.
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer   "Quesnel,"
HAYING Season is Here!
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 George
Company, Limited
Central Avenue
Fort George
r
Shoe Repairing!
LADIES AND GENTS SHOES
NEATLY REPAIRED BY AN
EXPERIENCED WORKMAN IN
A WELL EQUIPPED SHOP.
OLAF, BRANDT
Shop First St. Near Landing of Steamer Chilcotin.
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON  STS.
DAVIS & PITCHER, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
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 Water
Call and See Us.    Write and Enquire.
Hamilton Avenue,
South Fort George.
Central Avenue,
Fort George
V-
AN AUCTION SALE of about
FIVE HUNDRED LOTS scattered
throughout the Townsite .will be
held at
PRINCE GEORGE
About October 1st.
Exact date will be announced shortly.
G. U. RYLEY,
Land Com. G.T.P. Ry. Co.
Winnipeg, Man. 1UJ-J
I awless Settlements of Rude Shacks That Spring
Up Along the Trail of Railroad Construction Camps,
Spreading Vice and Crime and Mulcting the Lowly Laborer of His Wages,
. W Lacey May, in "Tho Railroad and Current Mechanics."
yellowhead Pass was put on
the map of Canada only a few
tr* ago. Yetall through these
fountain   fastnesses   he   the
?Lks of villages that would in
I ilization have had their may-
3 and their social distinctions.
Rut they never had mayors; they
„ever had even  the  law that
lakes mayors, and their inhabitants knew  no distinctions for,
the simple reason that most of
them were equally undesirable.
The little  groups of  shacks
that stand with empty doorways
and the mere skeletons of roofs
beside tlie new railway could not
boast even  of  names  in   their
palmiest days.   The necessities
of location were amply filled by
the mileage  along the railway
grade, just as everything else is
designated where steel precedes
civilization.
'•Mile29" would convey nothing to the uninitiated, but to
the bohunk of construction it
pictured a six months' career of
revelry and dissipation. "Mile
50, B.C," while specifically locating a spot 50 miles west of the
summit of the pass, the boundary between Alberta and British
Columbia, really meant a collection of log shacks that housed a
number of "bad citizens."
It wasn't worth while to think
of shoes. That was a respectable sample. Education in an
end-of-steel village does not run
to letters.
At night the place comes to
life, for then its victims are free
to offer themselves. The poor
bohunk is just aching to clear the
 ^^      dust from his throat and to lim-
Within easy reach after his I ber his body. In the village he
day's work, the ennuied, hungry ■ finds everything from faro to
bohunk, with money but no lux- j frocks, pie to poison, dancing to
uries, no entertainment, no other j death. In the lure of the first of
means of expenditure, finds at the couplets he is thrust into the
the village every excitement and J last
STEAMBOATS
Lumber and Builders9 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.
dissipation even he can desire
An end-of-steel village is made
up of booze, billiards, and belles.
It is the home of the illicit liquor
traffie of construction, the location of enough pool-tables to
stock a large city, and the residence of women who never else
so much
If the open swindles of the
camp fail to clean him out the
men who make a living there
have few compunctions against
" rolling," or even murder. The
life of the bohunk is in the hands
of his hosts, and they yield it to
him only when his pockets are
where  enjoyed
dom.
Three-quarters of the shacks
are restaurants in front—for
about s\\ feet. On a short counter appear—uncovered except by
flies- sandwiches, pies, and cold
meats, A patron of the restaurant alone is no more popular
with the proprietors than is the
restaurant with the average, frequenter. The restaurant is merely an outward, plausible excuse
for the existence of the shack.
Back of the little counter is
the pool-room—perhaps a score
of tables that are only a shade
less  respectable  and  infinitely
Our Fall Stock of Builders' Supplies
is now in our warehouses here. We carry full assortments of BEAVER
WALL BOARD, SASH, DOORS, COTTAGE-FRONT WINDOWS (late3t
designs), STORE FRONTS, READY ROOFING, BUILDING PAPER (the
famous P. & B. insulators) SHINGLES (XXX Clear Cedar from the CoaBt
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.
free-1 empty.  An end-of-steel business
! has but one  end  in view, with
few distinctions between fair and
foul means.
In the Yellowhead Pass there
were a half-dozen of these villages, with a dozen suburbs that
sprang up where some exigency
of conditions, such as a ford,
congregated men or demanded a
resting-place, At Fitzhugh,
which is within the Province of
Alberta, the lid was kept closed
a little by the mounted police,
but their jurisdiction ended at
the border of British Columbia,
and there, at the summit, right
on the boundary, the di,ors were
Build Yourself a Home
The advances made by the building trade in this city are in conformity with the Kenerally
improved facilities of supply. It is now possible to socure ever^ requisite here for the building of a modern, up-to-date home at reasonable jp ' * "'"- "~J X--UA *..»....,,
re every requisite nuru ioi _wz uunu-
1 cat^ design and build your future
injf of a modern, up-to-date nome ml r«»»uiniuie prices,   _ ™.„ 	
home to «uit your ideaa.   LET US TALK IT OVER. OR WRITE
D.  A.  BREWSTER
P.O. Box 17. South Fort George, B.C.
iv   w  and privacy, is the real object
of'a name.They weren't there 10f  existence-the    card  room,
long enough to pay for the trouble. "The end-of-steel" villages they were called, and the
term explained their existence.
Wherever the   "Pioneer," the
mechanical     track-layer    that	
pushed the steel ahead of it, lay; elbow between cue-strokes
up after overtaking  the grade card-room reeks with it.
where cards are but the means to
an end.
Liquor knows no limits of location in the shack. You can buy
it in the restaurant if you can't
wait to go farther.   It is at your
The
That
?ang there, sprang up one of room puts the finishing touches
these villages. The Pioneer-an 0n the bohunk who has passed
ungainly, dirty, overgrown box; from the front door through the
car, with the weird, semihuman j several stages of poison. The
arms- never made a friend that bohunk who escapes the _ card-
room with any satisfaction to
himself has a
clung so closely to it as did the
end-of-steel village
For where the Pioneer
resting hundreds of men are
anchored within a mile or two,
at work on ballast until the grade
ahead is ready for another spurt
of the track-layer. And only a
fw miles farther on a portion of
the grade-gang offers a week-end
Patronage that is not to be ignored by the village—the parasite of construction,
When the Pioneer decides to
work  fur   another  few  weeks
every eye in the village watches
f°r its next resting-place, and
when the first information comes
a Hitting takes  place--an impromptu affair that is distinguished only by its simplicity and
sPeed,   There is no regret for a
deserted home, only a careless
fipping off of canvas roofs, a pil-
•ng on llatcars or tote-wagons of
the necessaries of trade, and a
scurry for the choice locations of
the new site. A day's,work competes the place and the  paraphernalia of the end-of-steel vil-
'aBe   is ready    for   operation
without inconvenience to its patrons.
more a surprise  than   a restau- opened wide, and down through i
rant.   And then, through a small Mile 17 and 29 and" 50 they re-1
doorway, up a short flight of mained that way.
steps that breathe exclusiveness     Mile 29 had  a  reputation of
which even its inhabitants refused to be proud. Situated in
the heart of a difficult part of
construction, it had an extended
life that grew wilder with age.
A special collection of shacks
grew up at the western edge of
the pass, on the site of the Tete
Jaune Indian village, where the
Grand Trunk Pacific emerged into the valley between the Rockies and the Selkirks, and where
the Canadian Northern, hastening after its rival railway, would
branch southward for the Thompson River.
An old negress ran the town,
and she possessed all the qualities of a publicity commissioner.
One of her week-end dances was
warranted to drive ennui from
the bohunk for a week-and often did more. An end-of-steel
village is a disgrace, but Tete
Jaune was indescribable,
The only thing endurable about
.the settlements is their imper-
jmanence, but all the value of permanence is given by their wonderful resurrective powers.
Here Are
A.Few Things We Keep
in Stock which perhaps cannot be bought
anywhere else in Northern B. C.
LOUIS PIPES    6. B. D. PIPES    GRAVEN TOBACCO    VANGUARD WATCHES
A Full Line of GROCERIES Just Arrived.
The t. A. Blair Bargain House
THIRD STREET,   -   -   SOUTH FORT GEORGE
I Stop!   Look!   Listen!
THE LARGEST AND MOST UP-TO-DATE CONFECTIONERS IN THE CARIBOO DISTRICT. MANUFACT-
TRERS OF Ice Cream, Soda Water and all Classes
of High Grade Confectionery. WE ALSO CARRY A
VERY LARGE ASSORTMENT OF HIGH CLASS 10-
BACCOS, CIGARS AND CIGARETTES.
Our prices are very reasonable and our motto will always b j
petrified interior,
ies! is a better manipulator of cards
"We ourielvM »re better »er*fed,
By eervlng otheri belt.
By nerving wum* «»■».
McGaghran & Thorne
HAMILTON AVENUE    -    -   SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Tl
•ere is  no indecision as to
"cation of the village once
Just
thei
lJe end of steel is known.
three miles away it settles down.
lhat three miles is positively the
0ll'y restraint it knows; for
w'thin that distance of the end
°| steel the contractor has complete legal control in unsettled
J'stricts. And, knowing the hell
that lives in those shacks, he
pushes them to the extreme of
ni» authority.
than the experts, or was able to
draw first.
Pay bunk-houses exist precariously against the competition of
their free brethren. The free
bunk-house is a provision of the
contractors for the disabled,
helpless bohunk who has
spent the evening and everything
else in the other shacks. A
glance in one of them would carry conviction that the bohunk
who patronizes them must be
yery, very helpless.
At Mile 50, B.C., there was
even a bath-house, but it failed
ignominiously, but not unexpectedly. And at Mile 79 there was
a constable's quarters meaning"
a place where he could find protection from the weather and
lend to things an appearance of
law and order.
In the daytime an end-of-steel
village is respectable. There
may be a little repairing to do
after last night's carousal, but
beyond that the only evidence of
life is in the store signs. The
tradesman — and every one is
that-concocts the wording of
the sign and figures out the spelling. Most of his figures are
more expressive than correct.
And the only quality of art required is that the sign must be
big and striking.
One big "general store," with
a main sign that had evidently
seen the hand of a professional,
had accessory notices that within were cider, shooting "gal-
lary," a "resturant," some one
00
ise for Sale A S:
Modern five-room house on Fourth
St. for sale. Three-ply of boards.
Warm winter house and cool in
the summer.   Price $ 1200.
Address,
A.P. ANDERSEN
BUILDER and
CONTRACTOR
■ , ■■.-■I. I. ii. i ■ -i ■	
Oflice and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
P.A.Landry J.H.McGregor J.F.Templbton
T. A. Kelly. Timber Department
Gore' & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
Brltlih    Colombia   Land   Surveyor*
Land Agents TimberlCruisera
Chancery Chambers, langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C.. P.O. Bux 152, Phune 681.
McGreror Building, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE. B. C.
Fort George Electrical Construction & Supply Co.
Contract Work Promptly Attended to and Estimates Cheerfully Given.
If You have Work of any Kind in Our Line Let Us Figure
With You.
P. 0. Boi 44
Phone       I
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
FORT GEORGE
Drawer 203
I
Then  lnvcSHg«to-ourtWorkmanShlp .nd
DANFORTH & M'INNIS
Hamilton ana    ii
First streets     ■>
j. A. Manahan & Co.
Signs and
Decorating
Central Avenue      -      FortGeorge
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and beBt-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       SO Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort Gecrge.
L. P. ECKSTEIN
Barrister, Solicitor, Etc.
G.T.P. Reserve.
Fort George,     -     B.C.
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
Contractors and Builders
SOUTH FOKT GEORGE WHY SCOTIA'S MEN
COME TO CANADA
Willi Earnings in the Old Land
From $25 to $65 Per Year
the Question is Plain.
Edmonton, Alta., Sept. 15.—
"Since coming to Canada I have
seen why our efforts are futile
in attempting to check emigration from rural Scotland to the
agricultural districts of the Dominion," said Colonel Donald
Walter Cameron of Lochiel, Scotland, who, accompanied by his
wife, is making a tour of the
coast and prairie provinces. Continuing he said :
"Really, we cannot blame our
people for coming out here, where
there are so many opportunities
as compared with those afforded
in Scotland. After what I have
seen in varying parts of the Dominion, I have come to the conclusion that it will be utterly impossible to stop our men and women from coming to Canada.
"Naturally our problem is to
keep the people on the land. As
to methods, there are different
proposals. For example, the
Radicals, under the Small Holdings Act, which is already in
force, have provided for the ac-
quision of large estates and renting them out in small holdings to
the people. But I cannot see
how this act has done any good.
If a man can make only, say
from $25 to $65 in a year, why
should he remain in Scotland
when there are such opportunities in Canada ?
"Personally, I think it is an
excellent idea to break up the
large holdings, if it will have the
effect of keeping people on the
land ; but I cannot see how it is
feasible when the land available
simply will not support the population. The standard of living
has risen all over Scotland, and
yet the land produces no more,
if as much, as formerly. What
the end of it will be is difficult
for any one to foresee.
"Improvement in the way of
opportunities is being made in
the old land, but the Lowlands
of Scotland are already occupied ;
in fact, there are more applications than there is land. There
have been fully 50,000 applications for lands in the Highlands,
but the board of agriculture will
never be able to accommodate
all."
Colonel Cameron said that many of the best young men and
women of Scotland are migrating
to Canada. More than 34,000
young men have already left the
Clyde for Canada this year, he
added, and many others are
making preparations to settle in
the Dominion, ln the Hebrides
the population is now composed
chielly of old men and women
and children, while in the Isle of
Skye, out of a population of 13,-
000, there are about 1,100 on the
old age pension list.
"I thought that possibly a trip
through Canada would give us
some plan as how to stop the
wholesale emigration from Scotland," Colonel Cameron said:
"but," he added with a sigh,
"after seeing this wonderful
country and the opportunities on
every side, where one man has
as good chances as his neiehbor,
I have come to the conclusion
that nothing more can be done.-'
E. J. Chamberlain, president of the
Grand Trunk Pacific, and party have
reaohed Winnipeg on their return of
an inspection of western lines. Mr.
Chamberlain expressed satisfaction
with the progress of the work on the
main line and branches during the summer, but declined to set a date for the
opening of the line to the coast. He
pointed out that many things might
turn up to block the completion of the
roud at the end of next year.
Tenders Wanted
Tenders will be received by the undersigned
for 10 Cords of 20-inch
Firewood delivered at
the Public School.
Address-
Secretary School Board.
Fresh
Meats
Beef
Mutton
and
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
WOOD
Four-Foot Mill Wood
$3.75 Per Cord Delivered
This wood will be sold  at $5 per
cord this winter.
Phone 11
Fort George Trading& Lumber Co. Ltd
NOTICE!
All persons are warned that
anyone caught dumping refuse
in the Fraser River will be prosecuted.
Ry Order,
HEALTH DEPARTMENT.
l'HONE IS
I', o. HOX 87
Light and Heavy Horses for Sale and Hire.
Single and Double Driving Horses.
Saddle Horses.      Good Buggies and Lurry.
Draying, Freighting and Excavating Done.
WHITE & WESTOBY     -     -     Proprietors
GENERAL CONTRACTING
We are opening a branch of our Vancouver contracting business at
this point. We have built several of the largest buildings in the city
of Vancouver.
Estimates rendered on all kinds of Contracting,
Building, Store Fronts, Counters, Etc.
REINFORCED CONCRETE WORK A SPECIALTY.
Matheson & Gordon
FORT GEORGE and SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Auction Sale Postponed
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.
BREWED AND BOTTLED IN VANCOUVER BY
VANCOUVER BREWERIE
LIMITED
—it proves that other people
will read yours.
T
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
week.
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.
The Fort George lttn,u"
Capt.-1-
lompany'
Jack bear
iver to l
U n*"11'!
laving :l"
llDtli tlie '
least one p
bead Pi!ot'
eaves this ^
nn! UP'
ninth's rur
lects to vis
wy»busl
legotiat
«y last so
iiie her m
Yascr ri\
nd Fort <
.ohnson0f the P. Burns
'"'  j,„;,i killed an immense
'"''|i,  |ast   trip down  the
011 Canyon.   While   the fur
-rood the bear had a spleii-
00fe     ,,.,,,),   and immense
,  n|* ,iK,s,. the captain is
Edmonton jeweler make him
'' Bearg are quite plentiful
an(j lh(. camp without at
,*■ cub is an exception.
n„oneyi   the   well-known
p. I ,,'g Canyon pilot crow
i.  for  the   coast and  a
id rest,   Mr.   Rooney has
|Ver $3,000 duiing his three
I  the Canyon.   He ox-
San Francisco and accom-
Bsmen'3 excursion to View
ai Panama.
■ Doctor"  was  unable to
Upper Canyon  on Sun-
.,,),,'  future she will con-
In that portion of the
between the Canyon
Anuubero
t.
w.y •!'■'■
i.n* are i
Ml "■: ■ •
ays after it i
"Sand-bar-i
arough the(
esday after
ullv handled
torn Mile U'2
Jutes & Rogi
I'SanJ Bar"
bn the trip.
Hash., Portl
Chicago and
his work earl]
From all in
rasing) * '
bbei in |
itroclion i ii
■'And this,'
r •■ a
Ibe line, "is
lamp loo.''
mining claims have been
,„.,.,• tho Lower Canyon
il   two  weeks.   Indica-
: • discouraging. One
DO for his claim a few
as located.
im" Dieber passed
i yon east bound Wed-
laving handled successes of sheet piling
in Fort (ioorge for the
■Construction Company.
atea he cleared $2,300
lie will visit Spokane,
ni, Oregon, St. Paul,
Coaticook, returning to
in the spring.
icationa  Mile IS".) (third
1 e a most sedate and
, i pool rooms, no shoot-
■ arber shops, nor any
i ccept for strictly con-
ises are lo he tolerated,
according  to Hoc. Rus-
I sporting man along
i e a big and  long-lived
Mi I   .
house :■   ■
Canyoi
punk is bui
land ail hi* i:
,ntere
Sager  with  his  bath
: --hop   arrived  at  the
turday afternoon.    His
ion a  good sized scow
. lo is to drift  up to a
• his gang plank and he
usiness.    In addition to
barber   Mr, Sager is a
person and  full of en-
ences of early Cali-
Hi wis horn on   the cor-
Sacfcson Street. San
i os a bell-hop in the old
ing  the life  time of
r Sharon, its designer   and own-
le knew   personally    "Lucky"
n, "White-hat" McCarty, young
Flood  and  other celebrities in
palmy days.   The camp has a
'dolh I ip" appearance since the
jjftaitofMr. Sager, his barher shop,
(tollhouse and hot water.   He plans
p.main here about ten days.
S«I'..\V. ti. How  and  "Laddie" his
Ml toner, returned   to   camp on the
a" '"'•■''•  Wednesday   evening after
■ week at Mile 129 where  he
i at a dance last Saturday
I: i
■Fran
Bala
r
I
I
I'Jim
■their
■more
was i
I night
K. A.
ICanyono
Inigl.t. |
Pile 158
[building
imsey, the popular and cap's istant to H. J. Fetters of
h & Stewart, arrived at the
the mail boat Wednesday
states that the steel is at
id still coming.
■ *■'• Inn in Prince  Rupert  is
wn on  October  15, and
I 'rnry station and railway
ending the construction of  a
station and hotel.
Jflome^
Wl
th
a
Fairbanks - Morse outfit,
jjives you the brightest,
healthiest, most convenient
I'ght known.   Our low-volt-
?g'-.iullit is ubsolulcly sale, easy lo
'Mall and care (or. Engine can
M "seel (or other (arm machinery
'iZ"r "l|>p'>* fallery lupplics cui-
"i when cii«n,5 :, noi tunninn.
50. |;
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Write Today
Z°>~ Catalog
No.CN
l!lcCanailiai
'"hiibanks-Morse Mfg. Co., Ltd.
VANCOUVER, 1. C,
TAK13 notice that 10. H. Livingstone and W. H. Newkirk, of South
Fort George, intend to apply (or
permission to prospect for coal" and
petroleum over the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at
the northeast corner of Lot CC44
thence south 80 chains; thonce west
80 chains: theuce nurth 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point, ot
commencement.
K. H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 26, 1913.        W. H,  NKV, K1KK.
PORT GEORGE LAND  DISTRICT
District of Carilioo
TAKK notice that B. H. Livingstone and VV. 11. Newkirk, of South
Kort George, intend to apply tor
permission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the [ollowing described
lands:—
Commencing at a post iilanted at
the northeast corner of Lot 6644,
thence north 80 chains; thencc west
80 chains; thence south 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement.
E. H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 26, 1913.        W. H. NEWKIRK
of
80 chains; tnence uului ou t,.c
thence east 80 chains to point
commencement.
E, H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 28, 1913.        W. H. NEWKIRK
il ocl8	
KORT GEORGE  LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKli notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. li. Newkirk, of South
Kort (leorge, intend to apply for
Iiermission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at
the southwest corner of Lot 4804,
tiience south 88 chains; tbence east
80 chains;;; thencc north 80 chains;
thelice west 80 chains to point of
commencement.
E. H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 28, 1913.        W. H. NEWKIRK
II ociK .	
KORT GEORGE  LAND  DISTKICT
District of Cariboo
TAKR notice that E. H. Livingstone nnd W. H, Newkirk, of South
Fort George, intend to apply for
permission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following descrihed
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at
the southeast corner of Lot 6644,
thence soutli 80 chains; thence west
SO chains; thence north 06 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement.
E. H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 26, 1913.        W. H. NEWKIRK
FORT CEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. II. Newkirk, of South
Kort George, intend to apply for
Iiermission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following described
lands:—
Commeneing at a post planted at
the southwest corner of Lot 4863,
thence south 80 chains; thence east
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chnins to point of
commencement.
E. II. LIVINGSTONE and
July 28, 1913.       W. H. NEWKIRK
.9 OC18—	
KORT CEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. H. Newkirk, of South
Fort George, intend to apply for
permission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following descrihed
lands:—
Commencim; at a post planted at
the southeast corner of Lot 6644,
thenee south 80 chnins; thence east
80 chains; thencc north 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains to point of
commencement.
K. H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 26,  1913.        W.  H. NEWKIRK
FORT  CEORGE  LAND   DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. H. Newkirk, of South
Kort George, intend to apply for
permission to prospect for coal and
petroleuin over the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted at
FORT GEORGE LANI) DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. H. Newkirk, of South
Fort George, intend to apply for
permission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following described
lands:—
Conimencing nt a post planted one
mile south of the southwest corner of
Lot 4863, tbence south 80 chains;
thence west 80 chains; thence north
80 chains; thence east 80 chains to
point of commencement.
E   H. LIVINGSTONE and
July 28, 1913.        W. H. NEWKIRK
9 ocl8	
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that E. H. Livingstone and W. II. Newkirk, oi South
Fort George, intend to apply for
Iiermission to prospect for coal and
petroleum over the following described
lands:—
Commencing at a post planted one
mile south of the southwest corner
of Lot 4863. tbence soutii 80 chains;
tiience east 80 chailis; thence north 80
chains; thenre west 80 chains to point
of commencement.
E    II    LIVINGSTONE  and
Julv 28, 1913,        W, H. NEWKIRK
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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.
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
examined,
All work guaranteed,
Dr. KEELEY,
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Our stock of general merchandise
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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
F. W. CRAWFORD
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agent* Grand Tronic Pacific Railway
WINNIPEG
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REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE  best available subdivision in the Fort George District is
offered for sale by the owners.   The property is located opposite
South Fort George townsite on deep water.    The very best of land.
The survey i3 complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
HAMILTON AVE. -      -      -       SOUTH FORT GEOKGE
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HOTEL
Corner Fourth and Hamilton       -       South Fort George. B. C.
A NEW AND UP-TO-DATE HOTEL.
Bright and comfortable  rooms  and
suites at the Empress.      :
Rates on Application.
yG. WARCUP
Proprietor
V
Fort Georgo, B.C. Victoria. B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr.    „    F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green. Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Eniineeri, Dominion 4 B. C. Ind Surveyor!
Surveys of Landa, Mines, Townsites. Tlmbor
Limits, Etc.
WANTED-Inside business property in South Fort George. H.
J. Haslett & Co., corner Third
and Laselle.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP.
Notice Is Hereby Given that the
partnership heretofore existing between
us, the undersigned, as merchants and
manufactnring confectioners, has this
day been dissolved by mutual consent,
and all debts owing to said partnership
are to be paid to, and all claims against
the partners or their 1 usiness on or before this date, are to be presented to
William Thorne, bv whom snid will lm
paid. JOHN McGAGHRAN (retiring)
WILLIAM THORNE.
Dated at South Fort George, B.C.,
this 5th day of September, 1913.     13-5 1
/}G\lrDLSTR!CtE
lass will be held in Birch's Hall,
Hamilton    Avenue, next   Sunday
rning at ID o'clock.  Rev. Father
ccola will conduct thc service.
'. Burns & Company's abbatoir, now
under construction at the foot of Laselle avenue, is rapidly progressing.
The building is being erected in a substantial and well finished manner. The
plant and machinery for the cold storage is expected here shortly.
Hon. Price Ellson, minister of finance and agriculture for this province,
accompanied by his son and daughter
arrived here this week, en route to
Fraser Lake. The minister of finance
has large interests at Fraser Lake,
where the Dominion .Slock and Bond
Corporation, of which he is a director,
is selling a townsite named Fort
Fraser.
In the first football game for the
Montgomery shield, played at Fort
George lasl Tuesday, the local team
tied with the Fort (leorge players with
a score of one goal all. There was
smne dispute about a goal score by the
Smith Fort (leorge team, which the
referee claimed was won after the call
of time. The game was played in the
driving rain, on a Held that resembled
o morass, but in spite of it all a "very
enjoyable time was had."
The Fort (leorge Fair, held in the
town up the Nechaco river, was pulled
off this week with marked success. We were not honored with press
tickets but visitors tell us that the agricultural exhibits were splendid examples of what the country car. produce. The enterprise of the gentlemen who are making a yearly feature
of this agricultural fair is worthy of
the highest commendation.
Captain Foster has purchased the
cut luce "ii Sixth Street recently occupied by Mr. Merriam and will reside here with his family in future.
Mr. Merriam has moved into his new
cottage at the foot of Second Street.
Harry Alexander, of Calgary, representing an English syndicate of
land owners, arrived on yesterday's
boat. He leaves Monday to look over
a large tract, of his company's land
on  Stuart   river.
Dr. I). 11. Lazier, accompanied by
his bride, arrived here on the steamboat B. X. last Tuesday evening. Dr.
Lazier was married on the coast recently to Miss Daisy Mabee, of St.
Johns, New Brunswick. Dr. and Mrs.
Lazier are receiving the good wishes
of their many friends, to which The
Herald adds its best regards.
The Independent Order of Oddfellows
are arranging for a Masquerade Ball,
to he held about, the end of October, in
their hall on Hamilton Avenue. Prizes
v. ill be given for costumes, and the
dance will be made a feature of the
society's annual social events.
Mi. .lames .Murphy, the well known
barrister of Ashcroft, has entered
into partnership with Mr, Neville
Montgomery of this city, who has
been practicing here for the past
eighteen mouths. The name of the
in w legal firm will be Murphy &
Montgomery, The firm will carry on
a general law business in the Northern Interior, with Mr. Montgomery
in charge at this end. As there is no
resident judge or land registry, office
here yet, Mr. Murphy will remain at
Ashcroft for the present where the
new linn's business will havo bis attention.
The littered condition of the waterfront before this town, and stretching
up the Praser as far as the eye can
reach, is a matter whieh should be
dealt with by the authorities. The
scows, two abreast in places, which lie
full of putrid water from the foot of
Hamilton avenue and along the Hudson Bay Company's waterfront, should
be removed, Not only do these scows
endanger the public health but that
they are dangerous to property ulso
was proved this week when a boom of
logs, being landed by a man named
Chris Jacobson, bumped into another
boom whilst trying to make a landing
impeded by the scows, and broke tho
boom which it struck, losing the logs.
Jacobson was obliged to jump in thu}
deep water with a heavy line and was
nearly drowned.
Minister. 1 don't, know wlici.uei im.,..
would be a popular movement or not
in B. ('., hut I know one thin ', that
would he a popular movement, and
that is to trade oil' the Attorney
General, and if our southern neighbors demur nt the offer I would give
them the president of thc Fort
Fraser townsite to hoot, and we
might throw in the president of the
N. S. Co. too; we could get along
nicely without them, and we could
use Secretary Bryan as a living
monument, to our dear departed. 1
am satisfied that would he a popular
movement in Curiboo at least.
Yours truly,
VOX"  POPULI.
at the southern end, and wasting into
the river only about sufficient yardage
to leave the   broken  material  easy to
The explosion of   the main blast was
an   imi essive  sicht.   The big
all appearances as ordinary a
nill,  to
portion
iny with-
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Special on Baking Powde
SCIENTIFIC B' ASTING
tinned from page l.i
of the peaceful landscape as
in sight, at the turn of a switch was
seen lo burs', asunder in a huge volume
of smoke which shot outward across
the face of the Fraser river and upward in great masses toward the sky.
Very little sound was heard, and not a
rock was thrown into Carey's camp,
j onlv about ■UK) yards.
Superintendent McCoy, or the Stems-
, Carey Construction Company, Engineer
Hickey, of the CT.P. and 1)..!. Carey,
i on whose work the   blast was located,
are well pleased with the result of   the
work, the   preparation  of which was
-•••.mnienced  some  months   ago, as  it
eensome seconds after the switch \i
thrown   that   the   long and |J
osion had effect
commenced
was
had
een
with the adjoining pockets.
The blast was fired in  two   sections.
the lower end, or about a  third of the
whole charge, being exploded late  last  carefully planned exp!
week, and the  balance of the shot, was  ed the desired icsull      the most ,atn
put  off   last Tuesday.   The  first, shot | factory manner pi
ible
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Price's Baking Powder, 51b $2.50
"   2 1-2lb 1.25
"    12 oz. .50
Cow Brand Soda      -      - .15
Silver Gloss Starch   -      - .15
Celluloid Starch        -      - .15
St. James' Tea, 1 lb -      - .'10
Tetley's Tea, 1 lb and 3 lb
tins, per lb   -     -      - 45c
Kippered Herring     -      - .25
Lobsters      -      -      -    - .50
Yeast Cakes (R„yall , f(
All kinds of spices
Grape Nuts
PostTosties
Buckwheat Flour, lu \\,
Canned beans and peas
Van Hotlton's Cocoa
Brown Beans
Lima Beans
Lipton'sTea, half II.
Christie's Sodas (large)
.20
.20
1,15
.15
.*lj
This is Less than Cost.   Get your
while they last.
"Win to
Supply il
GENERAL MERCHANTS.
ropany,Ltij
Laselle Avenue and Second Street
South Fort Geo
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
We have just received as
fine a line of HAIR
BRUSHES as is carried
in any store in any city.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
eafc
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
PARTS OF CITY.
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
S. J. McDONALD,
Local Manager
Fort George and South Fort George.
Phone 36
HAMILTON AVENUE
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FURNISHINGS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
The Lines
We Carry:
Dr. Jaeger's Woollen Goods.
W. G. & R., Regal, and Deacon Shirts.
Leckie,  Beresford,   Floresheim, Ames-Holden
and McCready Shoes.
Waterproof Tin Pants for Men.
Complete Lines of Sweater Coats, Sox, Mitts, etc.
HURRY UP Those
Fall Shipments
If you don't, they will get stalled at Quesnel. Navigation closes in t few weeks. The quickest serviceisgiven
by the
B.X. STEAMERS
The fastest and best equipped boats running into Furl George.
DON'T DELAY-SHIP NOW !
LAND
IN THE
FORT GEORGE DISTRICT
NECHACO VALLEY
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. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bids., Vancouver,B.C
London Office:    6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP  CAPITAL, - - - $1,500,000.
I	
British Columbia Express Company
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners.
| 1836 |
Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars
B
^e Bank of British North America
Your money lg safer In the Bank than ln your house or in yo'"
pocket. It U not tied up. You can get lt out at any time wiU-
out delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold.  COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH.
J.
Capital Paid tlii:
JM.fMl.OOtJ
Cupital Authorised:
125,000,000
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1MK.
WITH WHICH IS UNITED
The Traders Bank of Canada
SAVINGS HANK DEPARTMENT
A GENERAL HANKING   BUSINESS TRANSACT
Montreal
The
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Editor:
louth  Fort George Horald
In   yi
iur last issue nn article ap-
icared m: coming from some paper
ii San Fransisco wanting to trade
i'i Secretary   Bryan for   our Prime
WANT ADVERTISMENTS
WANTED—Girl for general housework
about October 15th.—\pply Mrs. F,
City.
Nechaco Valley
We have a number of choice tracts of Farming Land
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 Hiver
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 miles of the town of South Fort
George we have three five-acre tracts of Garden Land
which 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.
The Northern Development
Company, Limited
403-404 Carter-Cotton Building   .... Vancouver, B.C.
I). Whitmore, Sixth St.
fz
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal VVoi
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces
Lighting Sys«s
OJISIN
done,
Etc
Sole Agents Nagcl-Chaso Celebrated Gasoline
AMERICAN PLAN
EXCEI
Corner Hamilton & Third
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
_J
South Fort Geor^,
S*3
$2.50
Rates
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