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VOL. 3, NO. 3.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1912.
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A party of men arrived in town
this week from the upper river,
brnging down two- scow .loads .ot
sullies for Engineer Gill and his
81u.Veyor8 on the Indian Reservation.
Sam McGoffln left for his contract
above the Grand Canyon for two
mnntiiH absence this week. His camp
tight miles above here is shut down
until tbe spring.
Miss Oliver, who has been visiting
Mends at Vancouver, returned here
on Monday last.
No trace has yet been discovered
of the man Wright who broke out of
jail here some two weeks ago.
The Praser River is ve y low. The
mail steamer "B. X." which was due
here on Thursday afternoon, has not
come to port up to the time of our
going to press. On ber last trip the
mail steamboat struck a rock in the
Foit George Canyon, and although
no damage was done the boat was
delayed for several hours. Manager
West has issued instructions for the
placing of two-horse stock at the
road houses and relay places along
the winter stage route between here
and Quesnel, in anticipation of having
to s:nd one mail a week in over the
road unless the water raises.
A Vancouver daily teproduc.s an
article we published about Bill Freeman, the "River-hog", under the following caption: "Emporer Absolute
of Dynimite Force: Official Who is
Playing Havoc With Gorges and
Canyons That Give Trouble: Is
Working in Silence: Man Who Scarcely Ever Speaks But Who is Smashing
Up the Earth."
No water—thanks.
J. B. Daniell leaves tor the coast
next weak on business. He will return about October the fifteenth.
McClag'.iren & Thornejs building
now stands on its new location next
to Wesley & Wiggins' office on Hamilton Avenue.
October the second. Two ot the
October the second. Two of the
most important- cases will be the
criminal libel case brought against
this paper by one George J.' Hammond, a townsite promoter, which
case will not be prosecuted by the
Crown, and the case against a man
named 8ealey, who is accused ot
shooting with intent to kill.
A message was received here this
Wek stating that Mr. Frank O'Flaherty, of Stratford, Ont., and Miss
Cora Dixon, of Vancouver, B. 0.,
will be united in the holy bonds of
matrimony in Vancouver on Thursday, September the nineteenth. Both
paitks are very well known here,
and it was in South Fort George
that   they   became    engaged.    Mr.
0 Flaherty was accountant in the
local branch of the Traders Bank of
Canada here from the time the
branch opened until two weekB ago,
when, with the changes made by the
amalgamation of the Royal and the
Traders Mr. O'Flaherty was transferred to Vancouver. His nnny
friends here are glad to le-.rn that
llc has now left the employment ot
tlie hank to accept a position ottered
»y the Northern Lumber Company ot
this place before he left. The Herald
i°ns with the host of friends the
yonng couple have here and elsewhere
In wishing them every happiness.
The treatment given the visitors by
">•- People ot South Fort George,
s,ys the Quesnel Observer, referring
to the visit of the Quesnel ball teem,
wi 1 long b3 rememtered. by thoss
wl'o made the trip. Nothing.was left
undone which could add to their enjoyment. Meals were as free as the
*'r. and the boys were not allowed,
Knowing',, to spend a cast. In the
^ening a dance was held, at which
^ Quesnel people were the guests
h°nor. in fact the visitors had a
ost enJoyatle time, and cannot sky
*°«Bh in praise of the hospitality
01 the South Fort George cttiiens.
A REFERENCE WITHOUT AUTHORITY.
FRAUD.
The following communication throws some interesting sidelights upon the methods employed by the promoters of that
delectable proposition "Fort George Heights" :
Editor Herald,—I notice in your last issue in an article
attacking a proposition called "Fort George Heights" a reference to the Fort George Board of Trade in the following terms:
"The Fort George Board of Trade, an organization started by
a townsite manager of Hammond's and now chiefly composed
of his hired help and run in his interests."
As a member of the Fort George Board of Trade 1 would
take exception to your reference in so far as it does not apply
to the organization and is unfair to a large proportion of the
Board's membership. In your strong criticism of promotion
methods it appears unnecessary that you should drag in such
sections of the public as may appear to be assisting in such
promotions unless you are sure of your ground.
The Fort George Board of Trade has. a large membership,
and it is not conceivable that you should imagine that it can be
swayed by any one man, or by his employees, for the ultimate
benefit of his interests. I am a constant attendant at Board
meetings, and have referred the matter to several of the officers, and can not find that the promoters of the "Fort George
Heights" proposition have any authority from the Board of
Trade whatsoever to use the name of that body as a reference,
so you will, therefore, see the force of my argument and will, I
trust, in fairness to the Board, give this communication prominence in. your valuable paper. MEMBER.
It has never been the intention of The Herald to injure in
any way the property values of the actual residents which may
not meet with our approval, or to cast disparaging remarks at
people who go about their own business and do not allow themselves to become a cog in the machine for the promotion of the
townsites of the Natural Resources Security Company, Ltd.,
up the Nechaco River here. There is a small portion of these
sites, lining the bank of the Nechaco River, to which reasonable values will attach, but behind them lie the great banks of
lots which, in the opinion of The Herald, will not sell in the
local market to any extent for the figures they are now fetching in the distance, for many years to come.
In our recent article, criticising the promotion literature of
what we believe to be a subsidiary company to the Natural
Resources Security Company, Ltd., of Vancouver, which operates under the name of the British Columbia Estates, Ltd., in
their sale of a tract of land called "Fort George Heights" on
the north side of the Nechaco river near here, we endeavored
to show that the promoters of this proposition gave as their
references certain businesses and organizations which past
history has shown to be a part of the machine for the promotion of townsites and the like. We can not very well apologise
to the Fort Geprge Board of Trade as a body, for we believe
that we can prove the gist of our statement with regard to the
fact that that organization is run in the interests of the man
Hammond we referred to, who is a townsite promoter of remarkable ingenuity and resource. If, however, there exist in
the Board of Trade of Fort George other gentlemen of similar
calibre to the writer of the above communication, we tender to
them our regrets that inadvertently we have placed them in a
category that is beneath them. We would venture to recommend to these gentlemen the simple expedient of kicking the
townsite heelers who would make the Board of Trade of Fort
George organization for the benefit of shady promoters, out
into the cold gray world without the doors of the Board's
building and keep them there.
So much by way, of apology.
The letter, however, goes forcibly to prove the fact that the
Board of Trade of Fort George is used—and used without even
applying for the formality of their permission-as a prop in the
promotion of townsite properties. Here we have a letter from
a member of the Fort George Board of Trade in which the
member states that NO AUTHORITY WAS GIVEN TO THE
PROMOTERS WE REFERRED TO TO USE THE NAME
OF THE FORT GEORGE BOARD OF TRADE AS A REFERENCE IN THEIR ADVERTISING LITERATURE.
HOW THEYWORK IT
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The Fort George Tribune reminds
us of that latest popular song success "That Mysterious Rag." For
weeks past lt ha3 been f:aturing
some of the most arrant bunk that
was ever conceived and committed to
paper by the crowd of come-on men
who write the rag-time for its columns.
We would like to refer speciflcaly to
some of the misleading statements it
has lately given publicity to. On the
24th. of AugUBt it stated that a contract had been let for the clearing
of yards adjoining Fort George. That
was bunk, but we wish, sincerely,
that It were true. Railway yards do
not tend to beautify any portion ot
a city and are as a rule shoved oft
somewhere'to one side where the
land is not of mucH value. However
the idea of the Nechaco organ in
publishing this material is to give
the outside public the Idea that there
must be something doing tn railroad
cire'es every minute near the town-
sites of the Natural Resources Security Company Ltd, For a number of
years paat the man behind the Fort
George Tribune has been juggling
with the station site on his advertising maps etc. and he has made a
number of cracks about the station
being 1900 feet west of the eastern
boundary of his townsites. Finally,
getting nervous about the proposition, he went before the railway commission with an application for the
location of the G. T. P. depot at a
point on the Indian Reservation in
close proximity to his town, and
although he has tried to create an
impression that this application was
granted we can say right now—and
we have a certified copy of the-minutes of the railway commission's session—that it was not granted. The
Herald has always contended that
the station would be located on the
eastern portion of the reservation,
and we still believe so. In the opinion of this paper the G. T. P. depot
on tbelr   townsite will be situated
about one fourth of the distance
across the reserve, now the Grand
Trunk townsite, from the Fraaer
River. However the location of the
station might be decided it could not
assist the development of a great
portion of the townsites owned by
the Natural Resources Security Company, S. S. Taylor, K. C. et al, for
whose benefit the Tribune fills its
columns with ravings and bunk, for
these townsites extend back into the
woods for miles, and are sub-divided
into 25-foot lots which are, In the
main, absolutely undeveloped.
In the last -issue, apparently being
rather nervous about the effect which
the decision, for a decision may now
be shortly expected, may have upon
its record, the Tribune dishes up another station site on the other side
of the townsites owned by George J.
Hammond, S. S. Taylor, et al. This
is the imaginary location for the
depot of the Pacific and Great
Eastern railway. What sort of a fool
Is the boy who allows such statements to appear In the Nechaco
sheet. Considering the fact that the
man behind the operations of the
townsite promoting gang is a really
clever crook we can not understand
how he permits his puppet to print
such material, which, sooner or later
he will have to swallow. The Idea of
a railway that Is not yet even located clearing land for its depot is
very funny. A school-boy, one of the
kids at the bottom of his c'ass,
might commit this sort of material
to paper, but a newspaper man-
never.
It will Interest our readers to have
an idea of the modus operandi employed by the townsite boomsters up
the Nechaco river. The promoter of
promoters, George J. Hammond, in
order to populate the small portion
of his townsites on which his development work Is concentrated, spends
a great deal of money In opening up
businesses which circumstances without his backing,    would   not justify
for  a .moment.*     Ao   Mr.    Hammond
opens up these new businesses, or
buys a little more development for
his townsite, his paper, the Tribune
features the arrival ot the new business men, whom, In reality, are nothing more or less than employees of
the promoter, and raves about their
foresight and the, nice th'ngs they
say about the townsite. The buildings are practically all the property
of this promoter, although they may
be vested with some of his subsidiary companies.
. There are not more than three
business houses on the Hammond
townsite that do not owe their existance to some sort of concession
from the big promoter. A general
merchant named William Blair, who
is well known all over the Cariboo
country, started a branch ot his
business on the Nechaco townsite in
the early stages of its development.
The promoter wishes him to move his
main store over there trom this place
and because of his refusal has staked
a couple of his retainers to a stock-
in-trade for a new general store. One
of these gentlemen, who the Tribune
cites in its article featuring the ad*-
vent of this "new business house"
which, It claims is the largest in its
town, referred to also as one of the
proprietors, yesterday CASHED TWO
WORTHLESS CHECKS IN TOWN
AND WAS IN DANGER OF BEING
ARRESTED.
The Herald will continue to expo3e
all the lies printed in the Tribune for
the benefit of the reading public who
will be able to get a clearer Idea ol
the townsite situation asi this paper's
circulation continues to increase.
BEAR RIVER COAL FIELDS
The party of cojI ^;pcrts that
have been cxamin'ng th; Bar river
coal field returned this week, and
left for the south on today's boat.
The Bear river coal field was discovered and staked about 1907 by
I. M. Christie, of Armstrong, who
is Interested in the proposition. In
the (all of 1909 a, Victoria mining
expert, Wm. Blakeniore, visited the
coal area and reported on It.
The Natural Resourcss Security
Company, ot Vancouver, have now
got the property under option, and
tbe  visit ot    tbe engineers   in the
present Instance has been to confirm
a report made last summer by the
well known coal experts of Vancouver
Mr. Hepburn and Prof. Galloway.
James Ashwortb, a consulting
mining engineer of Vancouver, who is
one ot the best-known authorities on
coal on the continent, returntd
from the cjal field this week with
Mr. Hepburn, states that the coal
basin is of great area, aud the
seams exceptionally large, one, that
outcrops on the Bear river, being
seven feet across. The coal is ot a
quality more suitable for steaming
purposes than for domestic use. The
basin In which the coal lies is formed by volcanic action, the rim of
low hills having concentrated the
coal in' the basin formation.
Although the report of Professor
Aalloway practically decided the purchase of the property, Mr. Ashworth
will place the owners in the position
of knowing how great an extent of
fuel area they really have.
This coal ba in is situated, in a
direct Una, about' 25 miles from
South Fort George. The route by
which they will likely be opened up,
however, will be by way of a pass
between the c al fields and the
Fraser river.
A PRE-EMPTORS PARADISE
That the Fort George section islone
of unlimited possibilities, that real
estate values will keep soaring and
that a great deal more capital is
likely to be invested ln the country
therealbouts, is the opinion which Mr.
R. D. Poatlfex, of Bevan, Gore &
Elliot, incorporated in the Western.
Dominion Land and Investment Company, Ltd., expresses as a result of a
six weeks' inspection, says the Vancouver Province.
Mr. Pontifex declares that he did
not know of a place where the genuine pre-emptor could do better. As
an indication of the financial returns
hay is selling at' $100 a ton and when
it is remembered that an acre yields
three tons, It cannot be disputed
tbat the country holds out attractions worthy the attention ot all
thoughtful persons, who are considering the advisability of listening
to the call, "back to the land."
From Fort George to Fraser lake,
a distance ot 120 mlles, there Is rich
land on either side of the Nechaco.
Mr. Pontifex asserts tbat it the government got a little active this river
could be made navigable, for all that
was necessary was to remove the
rocks from three or tour small canyons.
The advent of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Into the territory
will be the means of greatly enhancing the property values and Mr. Pontifex states tbat when the company
holds an auction sale nest year
prices as good as those secured at
the Prince Rupert sale will be obtained.
J. W. West, manager of the B. 0.
Express Company is here on a trip
of inspection to arrange for the details of the winter service. Mr. West
states that the company has been
able to arrange for much better accommodation along the road this
winter than heretofore. Tbe stopping
house at Goose Lake has been leased
by a man and wife who have experience in catering to the public
needs, and McKenzie's, the last stop
on the road at this end, is also to
be improved as a road house. Mr.
WeBt Is not at all concerned at the
detention of the Steamer "B. C.
Express" above the Giscomb rapids
owing to the low water. He states
that the big boat is equipped with
gear by which she can be pulled out
of the water at almost any point
along the river. The express company have purchased a tract of land
at Alexandria, between Quesnel and
Soda Creek which they Intnd to
turn Into a ship yard for the berthing of their vessels in winter and for
repair yards in the spring.
Foley Welch & Stewart's big hospital scow is unable to get through
the Giscomb rapids, and will nave to
stay above them until the spring unless the water raises, ^wh'ch is not
likely at this time of the year.
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< FORI GEORGE HERALD
PUBLISHED BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING GO. Ud.
J. S. OANIEUL. PRESIDENT
Devoted   to   tbe   interests   of   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
INDIANS - WARDS~OF THE GOVERNMENT
When the Fort George Indians
sold their 1366-acre reserve at
the junction of the Fraser and
Nechaco rivers to   the   Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway last year,
they sold the land"under"a regular agreement made on their
behalf by the Chief Inspector of
Indian Agencies, J. G. Ramsden,
after having   surrendered the
land to the crown, in the manner
prescribed  by the act.   Under
this agreement the Indians were
to receive a certain sum of money
at   the    time   of    the   sale,
which   they   did receive some
weeks after it was due, and a
further sum was to have been
paid to them this summer, at the
time when the removal from this
reserve to the Goose   country
was accomplished.   In order that
this move should be made it was
necessary that buildings for the
accommodation   of the Indians
should be   constructed on the
Goose country reservation. Tenders were called for from Ottawa on May the first of the present year for the construction of
these buildings, and although the
summer has given way to autumn the work of removing the
Indians to their new habitations
has stopped with the publishing
of advertisements calling for tenders for the construction of the
same.
The Indian Agent at Fraser
Lake, when appealed to, states
that the nooond payment is to bo
distributed at the time when the
removal is made, and not until
then, and whilst the Indians are
anxious and ready to leave their
old location, now the G. T. P.
townsite, the Indian department
have not yet let the contract, and
it is a safe bet that the houses
for the Indians will not be built
on their new sites before snow
flies.
The Indians are worried over |
the matter. They have, as a
band of uneducated aborigines,
an extraordinary conception of
equity and justice, and, as
wards of the government they
look to the government to deal
with their affairs with full respect of their position.
GOOD DEMAND FDR LABUK
Men are wanted in the Fort George country. In \>ur advertising columns there are now appearing the advertisements of
railroad contractors here who want different1 classes of labor
immediately and who can offer continuous employment throughout the winter.
The labor market here is largely dependent upon the exodus
from the construction camps situated above the Grand Canyon,
100 miles up the Fraser River. Between that point and Tete
Jaune'Cache, "Mile 53, B.C.," there is in active progr;ss some
200.miles of construction where the grade is being'built with
steam-shovels'and dynamite. The contractors on thafsection
bring'in their "men from Edmonton to the end of steel over the
new G. T. P. line. Below the Grand Canyon construction operations are at present limited to the slashing of right-of-way and
the grading of those sections of the line which can be handled
without steam-shovels. The contractors for this lower work
intend to rush the work of the limited grading with batteries
of men. Station men for rock cuts are also in demand at the
mouth of the Willow River, 25 miles up the Fraser river from
this place. George Hardie, contractor for 120 miles of right-of
way clearing between this place and Fraser Lake, is looking for
men on this work, which will last all winter.
This is a good country for laboring men as long as themar-
ket does not become overloaded. The good class of railroad
laborer coming into this country now, would realize that he
was up against a new departure in construction work. Owing
to the necessity of speedily completing the road the contractors
have been obliged to proceed with their work along lines which
are at variance with their usual methods. Ninety and seventy-
ton steam-shovels have been sent far ahead of the steel on
scows down a dangerous river, and all over the uncompleted
portion of the road which traverses the Fraser river shore-line
construction work has been commenced wherever the river
could be utilized with reasonable safety as a means for the distribution of plant by steamboats and scows. Owing to these
conditions construction work is now being carried on through
a country which is more sparsely populated than the regions
through which similar work is usually going forward in any
part of the world, and the resources of the country are correspondingly undeveloped.
Obstructions to navigation in the river have prevented the
carrying out of plans for grading with machines between this
place and grand canyon.
Nor is railway work the only class of employment offered to
labor here today. Townsite men are seeking help to clear sites,
and the lumbermen are offering employment to large crews in
the woods.
With the advent of spring, next year, this place will be the
hub of a vast'eonstruction army. Early in the spring the'great
stornwheelers of'the contractors will thread their way through
the Grand canyon, which now bars their .progress down the
river, loaded with construction supplies from the huge caches
at the head of steel. Work on the bridge here will be actively
in progress by the middle of next summer, and grading will
proceed with steam-shovels and dinky trains.
No, partner; the cards were
not marked last night. Yesterday was Friday, the thirteenth,
Judging by the number of
Turks referred to have been
killedjin the Italian war, the
Turks must now all be dead.
An eastern press despatch
states that a child has been born
with two perfectly formed heads
growing from one neck. What a
wonderful child it will be to be
sure! Both its parents will be
able to kiss it good-night at the
same time, and the old man will
have a dickens of a time walking
the floor trying to keep one head
from waking the other up. When
the kid grows up it will be able
to sing duets and drink Scotch
and rye at the same time, which
goes to prove the truth of that
old saw about two heads being
better than one.
We have inside information to
the effect that Lefty Louie and
Gyp the Blood are coming to
Fort George to promote townsites
up the Nechaco river. They can
get plenty to do on the side, and
the first job will be to crank up
the murder car and shoot up the
editor of this hading weekly excitement as he emerges from Al,
Johnson's barroom.
Next week the Nechaco town-
site people will hold a fall fair.
A specially appointed agent of
George's will judge the long-
green exhibits.
Navigation soon closes.
Then come winter rates.
Consign your goods via
the Royal Mail and passenger
Hurry Up
Mr. Shipper
STEAMERS "0. X." AND "D. C EXPRESS."
They will reach you within 40 hours from Soda Creek, being
EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES
Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
ROCK MEN WANTED
D.J. Carey & Co. wants one or two good station gangs"
of good rock men to take rock cut at Willow River.
D. J. CAREY & COMPANY
Apply
At camp at mouth of Willow River
RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
WANTED
Men for cutting right-of-way by the acre, west of Mud
River.   Good prices.   Work all winter.
Apply
GEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
lilt IlimiiiLnii uvnunm ~	
W. F. Cooke Geo. E. McLaughlin
Russel Peden
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George we have 100,000 feet of
the best assorted lumber stock
in Central British Columbia.
In our yard at Fort George we
also carry a splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise and Groceries
We have now in stock in our
s*re a <var?fu«y and person,
ally selected line of groceries
and merchandise.
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - Carhatt'g
Overhall's, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothine
House of Hobberlin, made-to-*
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A « Outfitf A1**C for the field we excei
A3 \W ll-Hl-H^ii S Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip. We have made a life study of
this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal,
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
Romamhar We carry everytnin& required to erect
11-dIICIIIW-CI a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navigation Co., Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost.
TIMOTHY HAY AND GENERAL
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE BLACKSMITHING
TTm
■rn Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
— South —
Fort George
. Business
Property
—Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or no future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.
—-Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own, Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to do, in a short time?
—-We have re-listings pf lots that will
pay you to ask for-they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
2 1-2 acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property,
Prices $75 to $125 an acre. $50 down and $15 a month.
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.50 an acre.    A good buy.
Large tract's for colonization at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
4034
Cotton Bldg.
CO., LIMITED
Vancouver,
B.C.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort. George Gardens
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1   n   ■ It is amusing to note the efforts
ol the Fort George Tribune to don
the guise ol a newspaper independent
0( the influence of townsite promoters get-ricb-quick artists, and easy-
money men, when it is a matter ot
common knowledge that the organ
named is printed for the support of
one of the largect conglomerations of
back in the timher townsites that"the
world has ever known.
In a recent edition the Nechaco
journal sets forth the fact that lt
has been "stung" hy being induced
to give publicity to a "wild-cat"
proposition in itB columns. Considering the vacuous brain-pan of that
servitor of the townsite king who
performs in the Tribune office as editor, this strikes'us as rather acute
niece of stratagem. The idea of the
Nechaco townsite organ regretting
a little thing like advertising any
rotten proposition on the map is
decidedly amusing after that journal's record of fool statements and
deliberate misrepresentations.
Whilst on the subject we might say
that the Tribune carries the advertisement of a proposition called the
Dominion Stock and Bond Company,
of Vancouver. This outfit are selling
a townsite called "Fort Fraser" and
the advertising of this concern, we
may say here and now, Is misleading.
The more we see of their methods
the nearer they approach some of
those employed by the famous Natural Resources Security Company, of
Vancouver. Tbe Dominion Stock and
Bond people are now issuing a town-
site house-organ which will perhaps
perform similar functions for Fort
Fraser to those which the Tribune
performs for Fort Qeorge. The Dominion Stock & Bond Company have
claimed, in their advertising, a state
of development which is not borne
out by fact. Wholst we have no
reason to believe that their townsite
will not some day prosper if it is contained within reasonable boundaries,
we fail to see why its promoters
headed by a minister of the Crown,
should permit misleading advertising to be circulated. There are some
things which had better be eliminated from townsite promotion methods in these enlightened days, for
at last a section of tbe press that
makes a specialty of catering to the
wild-cat townsite promoters, are
being forced to a realization of the
tact that other papers who refuse
such business will not permit them
to claim ignorance of the class of
property from which they accept this
advertising, as an excuse for the publication of such material.
The Dominion Stock and Bond Co.
should spend more money on their
townsite if they want to have a
real centre by the time the steel hits
the Praser Lake country. There are
some queer things going on, and we
went all doubtful promotions to
know that The Herald is in touch
with the townsite game as it is being
played along, and adjacent to the
G* T. p. line through the Northern
interior of British Columbia. For n
small country publication we have
spent, and are spending, a lot of
money to obtain information upm
townsite propositions in the range of
territory covered by this paper that
are being offered to the distant public. The case of Rex vs. A. R. Thorp
and Edgar A. Foster, tried In Vancouver B. c, before Magistrate Shaw
°n April the 19th., Illustrates some
ol the tunny work of townsite people,
■>**t we never saw a line published
regarding this case in any of the
Vancouver publications carrying the
advertising of certain promotions.
A Occidental M
QUESNEL g.9
Now that the girls are ihflwing
a tendency to wear their own
hair in fascinating little bunches
°n the nape of their necks, we
Nay soon be able to see something of what i» happening on
the stage.-Eye Opener.
A cheap-jack auctioneer held
JP a battered fiddle. "What am
! "fewd for this antique violin?"
he enquired." Look it over. See
^e blurred finger ntarks of re-
toorseiess'.time. Note the stains
01 the hurrying years. To the
merrVj notes of -this fine instrument the brocaded dames of
Iair.France mayhave'danced the
mmuet in glittering Versailles.
Hotel
cz
B.C.
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Columbia.
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms-large,- well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP .
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR,
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING  DONE.
Perhaps the virgins walked to
its stirring rhythm in the feasts
of Lupercalia.. Ha! It bears an
abrasion, perhaps a touch of fire.
Why, this may be the identical
fiddle on Which Nero played when
Rome burned!" "Seventy-five
cents," said a red-nosed man in
the front row. "It's yours!"
cried the auctioneer. — Calgary
Eye Opener.
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Fort George
Drug Co.
NEW DAftlTC by the best
ain BUUao authors.    A
large shipment just received
Toilot articals, Patont Medicines,
Maunzimw.HiHiks, Stationery,
Toilet Articles, Druggists' Sundries
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEURGE
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers'supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
P.A.Landry J. H. McGregor J.F.Tempueton
T. A.. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
■    '    '■■';.* -CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Colombia   Land   Surveyors
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 162, Phone 684.
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE. B. C.
A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
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Do you contemplate jjj
S       BUILDING?       ►(
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\      DANFORTH & M'INNIS      I
2 Contractors i Hamilton and Ti
A and Builders I First utreels    m
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals       -       60 Centa
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Fort George. B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H.
Victoria, B.C.
F. C. Green, Mgr.
Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Oil Engineer!, Dominion £ B. C. Land Surveyors
SurveyB of Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.
A
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.
ft
Give us a trial
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
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REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,"     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 30 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre     .     .     .     $25
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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o Roberts, Jones & Willson o
EDWARDMBEMS3liUr>hfe.     E. E.JOKES.     A.J.SaWYMWOUOH, httm.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Units. Mineral Claims. ValiaUe town lets.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. ^rf&^yg&W
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "ERIN" PORT GEORGE, B. C.
Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Awnne, Fort George, B. C
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AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
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Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.60 and $3
Moathlr ami weekly rates ea •»-
aUeatlea
Beat of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, »•».
J
IcGAGHRAN & THORNE
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE •• 11
*
AT THE NORTHERN.
H. T. Burgess, W. K. Munro, Jake
Collins, C. Jumper, Thos. Dodd and
wife, Wm. Clark, Ernest Holmes,
Louis Eastley, J. M. Ranogle, Louie
Wilmot, J. P. Beader, Willis J. West,
Ashcroft; James Ashworth, Vancouver;
W. McL. Hepburn, J. H. Christie, J.
D. Mcintosh, R. Wellford, H. Sawyard,
S. R. Roberts.
CALGARY EYE OPENERS
Many are the irritating things one
has to put up with in a th?atre. The
most Irritating of all is thc mr.n (.or
woman)in the audience who ccstati-
c lly repeats to his (or her) companion the jokes as they arj uttered
on the stage. For instance, the German comedian Bays something ahout
"cornbeef and cabootch". Instantly
there follows a ripple of laughter
and all over the theatre you hear
people delightedly repeating to those
sitting next them the aid splitting
witticism, "cornb.'ef and cabootch."
The habit is very distressing.
Then there Is the woman sitting
behind you—usually nn elderly woman
not much' given to theUre-going—
who makes a noise like "tt! t'tl
t't!" whenever something astonishing happens on the stage. This sound
is made with the tongue in thc roof
of the mouth a-*d is supposed to indicate astonishment and horror, or
or loth.
Apain we have those a'noying persons who go to a play and who,
during tho most interesting scene,
when thc audience is straining its
ea'drum to catch every word of the
dialog.: e and silence is imperative,
begin to turn over the pages of the
program with a painful crackle in an
ernest effort to discover the name of
the hamfatter who has just waited
on to announce that the baron has
arrived.
Then there is the girl who keeps on
her bonnet until the curtain is going
up and then slowly proceeds to reach
up and claw around for the hatpins,
keeping thc poor devil sitting behind
her in agony of suspense.
THE HERALD for
Fine Job Printing
Advertise in The Herald.
stab-
150 HEAD ot norses, «"- -
stock to winter. Good sheds or
line if required. . ,    t„
For further information apply  to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-lst, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a. m. —
Rev. R. H. Isaac. Williams, Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sun-
Wright,
C. M.
day evening at 7.30.
Minister.
METHODIST CHURCH-Sonth Fort
George—Service will be held every
Sunday morning in the Maple Leaf
Theatre at 11 o'clock. T. Griffiths,
Pastor.
NOTICE
Nor must we forget the lady whom
one has taken to the theatre and
who, during the crush at the exit
after tbe performance, informs you
that she has left one of her gloves
under tha seat, thus compelling you
to fight your way back through the
crowd to lcok for it.
But perhaps the very greatest
source of general irritation may be
found at the vaudeville theatre,
where ushers and dead heads unite in
encoring the punk turns and recall
over and over again some horrible
singer with a voice like a bucking
calliope who has nesn subjecting
Annie Laurie to the most inhuman
tortures.
FOUND—Stray horse about one
week. ago. Grey and white, face. No
brands. Owner can have same by
paying expenses.
GEORGE HAAS.
(For information see milkman in
town.)
South Fort George, Aug. 3, 1912.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the reservo
existing over Crown Lands in the viciniiy of
Stuart River, Cariboo, notiee of which bearing-
date February IKth. 1910. was published In the
British Columbia OaMtte, February Hth, 1910, is
cancelled, is so far as the same relates to lhe
lands surveyed as Lota 6861. 6232, 625a, 6264, 6266,
(1256, 6257, 6258, 6266. 6272, 6298, 6297, 6296, 6289, 6271.
6266, 6264, 6259, 6273. 6280, 6281. 6279, 6274. 6260, 6268,
6267.6170,6290.6295,6291,6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6275,
6278, 6281, 6277, 6216. 6285, 6286, 6287, 6288, 62112. 6298,
6294, 6295a. 6801, 6905, 6300, 6299, 6903, 6904, 6907, 6908,
6908a and 6906, all in thc Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, CC. 12th Juno, 1912 jun22sepl4
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
Notice is hereby given that the reserve existing on crown lands in the vicinity of Stuart River, situated in the
Cariboo district, notice of which, bearing
date December 17th, 1908, was published
in the British Columbia Gazette, dated
December, 17th, 1908, is cancelled in so
far as the same relates tb the lands
surveyed as Lots llll, 1114, 5415, 5379,
5433, 5380, 5381, 5382, 5383, 5384, 5385,
5417, 5419, 5391, 5389, 5388, 5387, 5386,
5432, 5437, 5438, 5431, 5392, 5393,5394,
5395, 5396, 5397, 5421, 5424, 5403,5402,
5401, 5400, 5399, 5398, 5430, 5439,5429,
5404, 5405, 5406, 5407, 5408, 5409,5427,
5414, 5426, 5428, 5425, 5413, 5390 and
5412, all in the Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912.
Another wretched stunt, pulled off
In great style by the galoot who
works the curtain from the roof, is
that of giving a visiting company
ttn or tw.lve so-called curtain calls
after each act. The curtain is pulled
up and down in rapid succession
without thc s ightcst reference to the
wishes of the audience in the matter.
This enables the star to say quite
truthfully afterwards that the curtain was raised ten fines at the
close of her lirst act and seventeen
times at the close of the second,
though she w, n't till'em that at
the close of the third the audience
was getting out of the theatre heltcr
skelter as if the place was on tire.
There are a few minor irritations,
such as the fat man who overlaps
three seats and breathes sterterously
and the usher who discovers when
the performance is about to beg'n
that you and your lady fren' ljave
been put in seats rightfully bcloog-
ing to some latecomers, who are
standing in the isle gla-ing with indignation, but pshaw! what's the use
of repining? No use at all. Buck up.
At a very convivial dinner a
man with a pretcrnaturally solemn face arose, wineglass in
hand, to propose a toast. "May
we never," he said in deep measured tones, "drink any more of
this stuff ."    He paused and
then there was a horrified silence
for several seconds, '"than is
good for us!"   Eyeopener.
GISCOMB PORTAGE Is the natural
outfitting point for the
Peace River Country
At Giscomb Portage we have a large stock of general merchandise, carefully selected to fill all the requirements of the
traveller
Our store is the logical supply point, for pre-emptors and
others located up the river. All steamboats call at our landing
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DELIVERING FREIGHT
IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. You can consign your
freight to us at South Fort George and we will deliver at Fort
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace River
CANOES AND BOATS FOR SALE
SEABACH & HUBLE SEBfASreS"
MI6H-6RADE.GUARANTECD OVERALLS ARE NOT ONLY GOOD TOR
1 TEN CENTS A BUTTON ANO 25 CENTS ARIP. BUT THE MERCHANT
THAT VOU BOUGHT THEM FROM Will REPLACE THEM IF THEY DO NOT Sir I
Travellers and Shippers to FOftGeOrge
and New British Columbia
Travel in comfort and safety via the Steamer "fcMlcotln" the only
oak-ribbed steamer'on the route; and consign your goods to the care of
the "Chilcotin" at Soda Creek, they will be carefully transported Jo
their destination.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ld.
The Pioneer Operators of Steamboats and Manufacturers of
Lumber on the Upper Fraaer and Tributaries.
The Auto Transit Company
Agents at ASHCROFT, B.C.
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 634 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B.C
London Office t   6 OM Jewry.
91,500,000.
PAID-UP CAPITAL.
THAT TWU B-JUUPi   mui i irw.. •-.« r.... *-•*. ...*.■ . .r  mn UU MUI GIVE I
CNTIRE SATlSFAaiON.W.THIN THIRTY DAYS fROM QftTE QF PURCNASt |
_ IranioititiESisHoWl _v
'they WILL STAND 1T-because they are MADE TOVjear] I
NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS WITH
THEM SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE
IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED ALL THEIR STRENGTH
IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS" OVERALLS.
BUT IF THEY WILL STAND THIS-MY WONT RIP
UNDER THL HARDEST KIND OF LEGITIMATE WEAR
WE ARE  THE AGENTS OF
PEABODYS'
GUARANTEED OVERALLS
I Close & Brown Co., Ltd.f
|j General Merchants Sonlh Fart George, t.C.f
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| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Milfioa Dollars     | 1912
ne Bank of British North America
Your money is safer in the Bank than in your bouee or ln your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted.. Local and Foreign Draft* bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANGHi
J. MUNRO, ACTINC MANAGER
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1869
Capital paid up -     J12.400.000
Surplus 11,400,000
Total Assets      -      - 179,900,000
Head Oflice     -       -       -       -     Montreal, Q«-
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
Head Ofltve:
VANCOUVEB. ». C.     C==~-
CAPITAL AUTHORIZED . - •».<M«.000
DIRECTORS:
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McKeely & Cu. Whale-
sale Hardware, Vancouver, B. C.
L. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. L. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON, Lieu
tenant-Governor Hritir.h Columbia.
M.  H,   CAKUN.
Gnp'-tnllst, Victoria, B.C.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C, S. DOUGI.AS Esq.
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F. LIPSCOMB, Manager.
Robert Kennedy.   New Westmin-
s-tcr
J.  A.  MITCHELL.   Esq..   Capitalist.
Victoria. B. C. .    „   _„„, r.
E. H. HEAPS, Esq.. E. H. He»W *
Co.,  Lumber  and  Tlnibor;   Prwlen
Columbia Trust Co..  Ltd..   Vonoo*.
ver. B. C.
J.  A.  HARVEY. Esq..  K.C. lormgty
q|     *Qrf,*«V.*.«,.L        IS  (' \ IliU'ltUVCr,     D^'
L7\V.
Cranbrook. B.C.. Vancouver.
SHATFORD, General M gr*
Fort George Hardware Ok
1.1 *—. i,     	
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
Fresh Meats
Beef, Mutt0" |
and Veal
Wholesale and Retail
The B.C. MEAT MARKET f
FORT GEORGBJ
PORT GEORGE AND        SOUTH
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