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VOL. 6, NO. 12,
e Station Site
Facts Plainly Told.
Confirmation of telegrams reported last week from the Railroad Commission has been received of the public hearing to
be given next Monday, the 23rd,
on the question of the location of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Representatives of the Railroad Company, the (lovernment
and interests effected are either
here or on the way, and it is expected that the subject will be
given a thorough canvass at this
time. Without doubt, the long
drawn out controversy is nearing
its end, and the suspense and
damaging delay will shortly be
It will be over, if it is settled
a.s it. should be: in the interests
of the people, of the business
interests and the developments
already made and projected.
Notwithstanding the fact patent on all sides that GeorgeStreet
is the natural centre of the town-
site, there are those who are
still trying to swing it against
that development to points inaccessible, and - we fear - for the
sole purpose of real estate speculation and not in the interest of
the real settlers and business of
the City.
The Fraser River has always
heen the gravating point of settlement, of commerce and activity. The Indians made the banks
of the Fraser their home, before
the white man was known in the
The towns of South Fort
George and Fort George were
started about the same time.
South Fort George struggled
without money or influence or
advertising, and by the weight
of its own location quickly came
to the front as the leading town
in the Northern Interior of British Columbia, controlling 70 to 80
per cent of the trade and always
maintaining the lead in population. As all things travel along
the line of least resistance, so
has it been with South Fort
George: it was in the track of
trade and commerce; it was located at the natural point of
attraction by reason of the flow
of the waters of theFraser at
its very doors and could not escape prosperity if it would,
Not so with the sister town of
Fort George. It has required
oceans of money, spent in advertising and exploiting in ways
too numerous to mention here,
to keep it before the public and
make its sale a success. And no
one will deny it has not been a
successful sale, 'thousands of
lots have been traded to the public. Almost superhuman strength
has been necessary to keep it
going, and we must take our
hats off to the gentlemen who
have steered its career since the
fall of 1909.
But after years of effort, of
large sums of money spent, it
would seem as if the old adage,
"water will not run up stream"
is again to be demonstrated, for
its population for some time has
been decreasing, its business on
the wane, and the irresistable
force of nature is at last too
Plainly evident, that the trend of
development and business activity is toward the east and south
to the Fraser River.
It is useless to fight against
nature. The business men of
Fort George long since found
out that they were being left in
the march of time, and in consequence started months ago to
Pack up and move their homes,
their business,   their buildings,
even to the centre of George
Street activity. They tried
stopping half way, but at last
saw its futility and are now in
the centre, and George Street of
its own weight and natural selection has won its own place.
We again put ourselves on record that from this centre the
development will spread to the
east and south, and that for
years to come the growth and
activity of business and business
investment will be in this vicinity.
With all these actual facts before us, why do we yet foster
the idea or the possibility of a
Station site down in the hole
under the hill at the foot of
Maple Street? In a bog and
swamp that will cost all kinds of
money to fill in, to be fit for the
purpose of a station and its approaches.
And after the money has been
spent and the site made suitable,
we can never get away from the
expensive grades in hauling
traffic, whether that traffic be
freight, oxpresf, baggage or
passenger, The loads must
necessarly be at a minimum with
high costs, instead of at a maximum and attendant low costs of
transportation. Such folly is in
direct violation of all the laws of
nature, all the rules and practises
of twentieth century economy,
and business usage. It but adds
to the high cost of living.
The Herald and its readers
dare to believe that the Railway
Commission is composed of high
minded business men who weigh
well all the attendant features of
such a question and who will see
to it that the people are not sad-
deled with any unnecessary
burden in the development of
this great northern interior city,
a burden which has been and will
be sufficient in itself without
adding the monstrocity of such
a location for its principal or one
of its principal elements of development.
Right here we wish to emphasize that the decision of the
Railroad Commission placing the
station at the foot of Maple
Street, wliich decision was made
at Ottawa before the nature of
the ground and profiles or conditions were well known, — while
perhaps immature and unwise —
might from the nature of mans
and blue prints submitted have
some excuse; but from a scientific and engineering standpoint,
from the welfare of the people
and business at large, it is now,
with all the light shed upon it,
inexcusable and on its very face
too patent and open an error to
The very fact that the Railroad Commission have been manly and brave enough to reconsider their previous decision, to
hold another hearing, to go over
it again and to personally inspect
the site, should bring upon the
Commission commendation rather than criticism. It is a momentous question, and the
people, the greater number to be
benefitted or injured, have a
right, that should not be denied
them of having this question set
right, and set right for all time,
And the Herald dares to affirm
that in the interests of the very
people who are fighting the location of the site at George Street,
thoii' bdSt interests in the years
to come will be found to be in
that location; and that while we
wrestle with them at this time,
fairly and in gentlemenly manner disputing  with them  over
Fourth Street - Queen Street
Bridge Started.
Oil Thursday, the grading of
Queen Street through the Hudson
Bay subdivision-was completed and
on Friday, Contractor P. .1. Kelley,
commenced tlie erection of the bridge
which is to connect the two ends of
the grade and make the South Fort
George section a part of the greater
Cily of the (leorges. Already it
is quite apparent that this opening
and conneoting link between the two
sections was all that was required
to make the community of interest
This will likewise complete the
splendid boulevard running from
the Steamboat Landing in South
Fort (leorge, through Fourth Street,
Queen Street, (leorge Street, Third
Avenue, .Melville and Winchester
Stivets, to Central Fort (leorge the
western end of the City.
ll is expected that Mr. Kelley will
complete the bridge in about three
weeks. The piling is already on the
ground and the erection and putting
into service of the pile driver will
tuke hut a day or two. The piling
will be completed in eight or ten
days, and the decking, sidewalks,
and approaches will he laid, ltis
expected that the bridge will be
ready for use by the fifteenth of
December, before the hard stormy
weather that usually sets in about
Christmas or New Year is on us.
Hence our people can look forward
to a straight and pleasant communicating Avenue between the various
towns especially Iietween Soutli town
and George Street, hy only a few
minutes protected walk instead of
by the exposed roundabout route via
the Hudson Bay Stores and Government buildings,
The Business Men and
Chamber of Commerce of
South Fort George Take
Action on Station Site.
At a meeting of the South Furt
(leorge Chamber of Commerce' and
business men of the town, held
Tliursilay afternoon, November tilth
the question of lhe site of lhe station
of the (Irani! Trunk Pacific Railway
was discussed in all ils phases of
interest to the people and business
Interests of the dislrict.
lt wa< till1 consensus of opinion of
these present, that in justice and
fairness to all purls of the subdivided area of all the (leorges, and to
the best interests ami service of the
business men, not only of Soutli
Fort (leorge and Prince (leorge, hut
|also of Central Fort (leorge, and the
Paris.—Correspondent in West
Flanders relates further indications of impending German retreat from line they now hold.
Their transports, he says, have
been moved back several miles
at different points, and mining
of roads has been carried out extensively in past few days.
outlying sections, lhat (leorge Street
was the proper and best location for
the station. Ways and means were
discussed and adopted for the
presentation of the matter to the
Railroad Commission at its hearing
on Monday, the 23rd of November.
The following resolution was
adopted and ordered to be presented
to the Commission,
" Be it resolved by the Chamber
of Commerce and Business .Men of
Soutli Fort George, in meeting,
Thursday afternoon, November 19th
tlmt the Railway Commission he
petitioned in the interest of the
people and business of South Fort
George and surrounding sections to
so far rescind their order number
l'.KSIT, of May 14th, KU:!, us to instruct llie Grand Trunk Pacific Bail-
way Co. to erect their Station and
Terminals at the foot of (leorge
Street, Prince (leorge, and that their
previous order placing the station at
niile 466.3 (approximately (leorge
Street) he made of full force and
Berlin.--The Vossische Zeitung
reports that Roumania has been
requested to allowGerman troops
to pass through Roumania.
this vital point, they themselves
will in after years be thankful
that George Street was made the
Fort George can never be the {
commercial centre of the City of
Georges.   Nature is against it!
from the beginning, and present
developments confirm this claim.!
To throw dust in the eyes of j
the Commission, to try to cover j
up the true facts, an attempt [
will be made to compromise the
question to a site at Victoria
Street This is not as damaging
as the Maple Street site, but
nevertheless, in a lesser degree
it is just as bad. We will still
have the grades and a minimum
load as against a maximum loading with its attendent minimum
costs. The three or four blocks
longer haul from George Street
or Dominion Street to the western part of the townsite will be
overcome by the greater ease of
grade and lower costs of transportation, over the haul out of
the  hole at    Victoria   Street.
Again, the location of George
Street has been fixed in the
minds of the people. All the
agitation for Maple Street or
Victoria Street has not for one
moment stopped the developm .nt
of George Street. Again nature
and her facilities have conquered.
It will be shown, perhaps, that
the maps of the sale by the
Provincial Government showed
the depot at Maple Street. It
will be shown that the order of
the Railroad Commission had
been issued for that site before
the sale of the Townsite by the
Grand Trunk Pacific. And yet,
in the face of all this the prices
of property on and in the vicinity
of George Street went at enorm-
Latest War Despatches
Bruges.—Large bodies of German engineers are passing
to the front. It is believed attempts will be made to
cross inundated areas by Engineering. All Yser canal
region flooded. Hugh storm continues, sweeping the
waters of the North Sea through six big locks in Nieuport
district. Germans on Wednesday made unsuccessful attempt to capture locks.
Petrograd.—Part of Russian Black Sea fleet engaged
part of Turkish fleet, doing great damage to cruiser
Goeben. Berlin admits engagement, not mentioning
Goeben among fatalities.
Washington.—No further details regarding the "Tennessee" have been received. American warships will
continue to aid missionaries and Americans.
London.—It is still doubtful when Canadians will leave
Rome.—Prince von Buelow has been appointed German
Ambassador to Italy.
London.—Army estimate providing raising of additional million men was passed by House of Commons, Friday.
Paris.—Serious typhoid epidemic in German lines reported in neighborhood of Lille. Hospitals filled to overflowing.
No important change in France or Belgium.
Conflicting reports have arrived regarding situation in
Poland.   Petrograd claims all are advancing.
Pnrie.—French and British troops on Thursday smashed
Kaiser's battle front near Arras, capturing position of
great strength from which Germans have been launching
raids against Canal routes to Feench sea coast. All highways and canals to the north of Armentieres, Arras
region, are now held by Allies. Germans on Thursday
sent heavy reinforcements to Dixmude regions where they
are battling desperately to drive French and British from
Canal dykes. Continued floods of battlefield ground has
made German copture of Dixmude merely barren victory.
London.—The Post's correspondent at Petrograd says:
"Emporer William is staking his all on the great battle in
Poland. Having based all his hopes on crushing France,
he is similarlg turning on Russia. This battle must decide
fate of Germany's whole adventure."
Mass Meeting in Favor
of George Street Site.
ous values over those at Maple
or Victoria Streets. The buyers
had been on the ground, they
had inspected before going to
the sale, and business judgment
pointed to George Street as the
place where the Town would
start. And results have proven
their judgment right. And even
former opponents are joining in
the movement to that centre.
Had these people made the same
decision in the beginning, they
would have been fighting for
George Street long ago.
It was believed by many who
bought in the George Street
centre that despite the order of
the Commission, placing the depot at Maple Street, that would
not be the final location. They
believed the day would :ome
when the Commission would reopen the question and rescind its
previous order.
The whole question was out
of order at the time the order
for the Maple Street site was
secured. The dispute started
in an effort to use the Commission in real estate booming.
This has proved costly and has
seriously delayed the town wliich
while rapid and well defined,
would nevertheless have been
even greater had there been no
question of the location,
The Railroad Commission was
forced to a decision that has not
been just to them or to the people, and the fair name of a public tribunal has been sullied by
private interest wrestling for advantage, while those who make
the town and country, the hardy
pioneers of trade, commerce and
industry have been ignored, The
day of justice, however, always
comes to them that can wait,
(Continued on Page 4.)
That the question of where the
Grand Trunk Pacific Station shall
be is a subject of interest to the
people of I'rince (leorge, was demonstrated in no uncertain manner by
lhe large turnout at the Mass Meeting held last evening in Ritts Kifer
Hall, on George Street,
Tbey gathered early and in numbers and when the time lo cal] the
meeting arrived, were anxious lo do
the work they came to perform,
Determination and a set purpose
was depicted iu the demeanor of
every man present.
Speakers were welcomed with enthusiastic hand-clappingand demonstrations of approval so that when
the vote was called for ami resulted
in only two dissenters lo ihe station
being al the fool of (leorge Street,
there was no surprise at the result.
The resolution adopted called for
a committee of noi  less than three
I nor more than live of the prominent
worthy of the name. A few scattered houses and businesses that were
forced elsewhere in the attempt to
start a .stampede for a western location for the depot. This has not
succeeded, but has on the contrary
proved a dismal failure, and those
who started it have only themselves
to blame. They might plead they
had the Commissions ruling to go
by, but for all that so did those who
settled and improved the George
Street section. The greater and
most expensive investments are in
that .section, and compared to the
investments in other parts of the
townsite as a thousand to one
is therefore inconceivable that afl
all that has been done by the inves
ors and business men to develop
George Street section, the Commission could possibly listen to the
claims of the real estate interests
who speculated and tried lo boost
any  other portion  of the city and
business men of  lhe  city,   lo meet j have failed in so doing.
tlic Commission and present to them
the withes of the people, that they
shall order the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway to place their station and
terminals at the foot of George
A general canvass lias been taken
of the town, and it has been found
that there are 1,,S72 permanent population on the townsite. This includes Vil at the Cache. A further
indication is lo the effect Unit the
general attitude is in favor of the
George Street Site. The people feel
that development at this time is ami
has been, and points in the future
to the George Street centre and to
again disturb existing conditions and
begin all over again would beanun-
supportable misfortune and hardship. It was thoroughly demonstrated that there is no development
anywhere   else   ou   the   townsite
It was demonstrated at last night's
meeting that tbey are the only ones
who are now holding out against the
common and almost unanimous decision of the public al large for a
site at George Street.
In fact it now partakes of a dog
in the manger stubborness not to
give in. The facts, the be3t interests
of the City is of no account lo them,
the convenience and economy of the
situation has no weight in their
oTort to increase the value of their
real estate, and use a public commission to help them doit. As to
values, those were settled at the sale
by the high prices'paid in the George
Street section m against the very
low values in the vicinity of Maple
or Victoria Street. Tbey wish to
reduce the one and boost their own.
It is very plain to be seen. As a
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The cost of a g
borne wholly by the belli
That fact is made clear
veying various financi
economic results alreadj
ent. France has reporte
ally that her expenditi
military purpose, s are
per day. The oil!lay
nations engaged iu the European
strife will equal and in some
cases will exceed this amount,
This means that vast destruction
of capital is in progress. Tlie
actual monetary ex; endituredoes
not cover tiie . entire loss. In
fact, it represents only a part of
the sacrifice. Oilier and important items are llu.' withdrawal of
productive labor from tiie usual
occupations, the. consumption of
food and other supplies that have
been accumulated as a reserve,
the widespread disuse of the
machinery of industry and the
general disruption of the mechanism of production. Then there
is the wiping out of fixed capital
be given to  the suggestion re- ■
cently  made  by  the  Montreal
Financial Times  "that some of
the experienced financiers  and
successful industrial organizers,
to the  success of whose opera-!
tions  in   the past Government j
assistance   has   contributed   so|
much,   might at this juncture, j
and  with   similar   (lovernment
co-operation, (urn their undoubted abilities to enterprises which
offer less personal but,  perhaps
more public profit.
The Times' idea is that the!
instant need in Canada now is j
| the production of wealth, since j
I the expenditure of borrowed cap-1
.,.....d in cost because of the ^al has temporarely stopped.!
shortage due to war's destruc-! City settlers should be tempted
tion, and this will serve to drive !to£° on the 'anc' an<* ac'c' to ^e
prices upward, agricultural wealth  of the Do-i
Through these influences upon minion,     Well  organized   and:
prices, interest charges and cap- effectively managed colonization .
ital cost?, every part of the com- j companies    might    accomplish
mercial world will have to bear much-   For the next year or two
its share of the expense and I Canada will get very high prices
Yarn Factory being established
in Quebec by Refugees.
21st,   191.
capital equipment has i n-
sacrifice due to war and its at-
for all her surplus food products,
through the destruction of build'
ings, railroads, industrial plantsJthe" belTigerents. exclusivly
and various other works representing permanent investments
and achievements in the interest
of trade and of public convenience. Accounts from the war
zovm,   with   occasional   pictures
showing the havoc wrought help,economic  reasons  if  not from
to emphasize this aspect ol the other motives,
tendant outlay. Few will only and she can advantageously re-
pr ifit in the long run, and even |duce her urban Population. The
thev will be only those who,! English company promoter is no
having large accumulated stocks! good-he has tried, and usually
of goods or money, are able to kited. Canadians who have
command unexpected returns j Proved their ability to establish
based on scarcity. Even they, successful industries are the only
if they continue in business, will j men to handle this proposition.
find themselves loosing much of I Projected on really sound lines,
these .ains by reason of their the Government would no doubt
higher operating costs and ad- j assist, and the advantage to the
vancing expenses in many differ- country would be quickly appar
ent branches of business. Thus ent- We repeat, these sugges-
there i.s presented in striking Itions are deserving of much con-
fashion the truth that no nation I sideration
lives to itself alone, but that all
are affected more or less directly
by the losses of others. Presently it may be borne in on the
minds of the thinkers that the
cost of a great war is not met by
^^_^^_^^^ but
that consumers in every part of
the earth have to contribute their
share. When the significance of
this fact comes to be more fully
realized, perhaps we shall have
insistence  on   world peace  for
The destruction of capital and
paralysis of trade and industry j
will continue indefinately, and at
present there is no sign of abate- i
ment. When the end comes and
peace is agreed upon, there will
be an enormous demand for capital. There must be new supplies of goods to meet the requirements of peoples whose
stocks are exhausted, These
conditions, according to the best
economists,   u.il   inevitably   be
Scandinavians in Canada
About the time the war broke
J out, thirty-six Scandinavian
journalists were making a tour
of Western Canada. Many of
them were from Europe, the
others being connected with the
125 newspapers published in
North America which are printed
in the Scandinavian languages.
One result of the war already
has been forcibly to remind the
accompanied by tne charging of ,n      ,. , ,,    n .. , ,,
,.,.,.' ,. ,       , i Canadian and the Briton and the
a high price for the capital need-   .
ed  to  replace that  which has |
American of Anglo-Saxon anfe-
, ,.   .   ,   ,    _,, ... ,   I cedents of thc numerical strength
been eliminated,    .here will be1
Iof the various nationalities which
have made their homes under
the flags of the great Republic
and the Dominion. The four
million Scandinavians in the
_^^^_^^^^^^^^^^_, United States and the quarter of
One result may be the .e.uc-|a million in Western Canada (of
a great creation of new securities abroad, marketed at high
rates of interest or sold at large
discounts from par, which
amounts to the same thing.
tion of prices of securities to t
point where they can be bought
at figures which assure approximately   the   same   income    as
Whom almost 85 per cent are
Swedes and Norwegians) are
constantly   being  added   to by
 I iniiiiinration   and  a  high  birth
could be obtained from capital rate,
paced in Europe to aid in re- Probably with Ehe exception of
building business there. It is the best type of Scottish agri-
thought that a generally higher j culturist, no class of settler is so
ii come yield for securities may generally welcomed in Canada as
thus be the most obvious conse-jthe Scandinavian. In his case
qt ence of the war in the field of there is no question of divided
capital and investment. national sympathies.   He is un-
The effect of this state of |questionably loyal to the_flag of
things upon prices generally can
In.; adopted country. The cli
malic conditions and mode of
life suit him, No wonder, therefore, that as farmers 85 per cent
own their holdings and that
some 20,000 operate stores,—The
party visited Winnipeg, Edmonton, Medicine Hat, Regina, Saskatoon, and Swift Current, and
^'^ on sueh articles will tend stayed  off at  many places be-
not  be foretold  with precision
although there can be little doubt
that in some cases there will be
an advance.
falling off in
many classes
There may be a I
the demand for
of luxuries,   and
necessaries o
higher level,
felt   llv
ut,    urn
life  will seek  a
The. whole world
effects of the Balkan
"«* m«J Its attendant des ruction of capital.   k wi„ .  /^
consequences of   thi
Met infinitely mon
f's will bo the great
let that thu tmces-
Business as Usual.
A short time ago we had the
announcement that an advance
to the Pacific Great Eastern to
the amount of $6,000,000 had
been arranged. Then came the
announcement that the Grand
Trunk was prepared to expend
$300,000 on its terminal and station grounds in this province,
and had let the contracts. Now
we have the announcement that
$15,000,000 have been paid over
by the underwriters of the Canadian Northern bond issue, Considering that this a time of war,
news of this kind is certainly
very refreshing.
Thc news from business circles
generally is very optimistic, not
only in Canada but alio in the
United States. There are many
persons who believe that in the
last named country times have
been much better recently than
in Canada, but such is not the
case. A reputable magazine
published in that country has
made an appeal to ladies to
purchase everything they can
from home producers, giving as
a reason that probably more than
2,()0o,000 men will be out of
employment this winter. If
this is not an exaggeration, a
very serious state of things has
arisen, The British Government
is doing all in its power to help
out the situation in the United
States. It has taken steps that
will lead to the early reopening
of the Stock Exchanse without
any serious dislocation in prices.
It is affording facilities for the
export of cotton and grain, and
easing up the financial situation
in every way possible. These
things give us some little idea of
the wonderful place Great Britain occupies in the world. Engaged in a war of unprecedented
magnitude, she is yet able to
support the business life of a
great country like the United
States. Nothing like thia ever
happened before.
German Period of Offensive nearing Close
>'<' severely.
tween the larger cities, with the
result that a considerable impetus is likely to be given to the 	
movement from the United! „ . „,,
States to Canada by Scandinavi-1 Parts.-T he conviction is grow-
ans, Indeed, speaking generally, ing here that the period of the
the number of homesteads taken (j t   t   ■      ff     ,       ;
up in Western Canada since the;
war broke out has been  remark- drawin . lo a close tnd that the
ably high and-lends strength to war>  0n both the western and
tli.'  opinion that the war wnl]     ,      .     ,    ,     ,
greatly  promote  land sales  to eastern fronts, is about to enter
jbona-.de settlers. I its third phase.
London. — London has heard
and seen so much of the Belgian
refugee that the general opinion
here is that all the Belgians making a forced stay in this country
are poverty-striken. Nothing is
further from the truth. The
majority of our visitors are indeed poor, many have lost all
their posessions, but not a few
are extremely wealthy. Dining
the last week arrangements have
been very much advanced for
the establishment of a Belgian
yarn factory in Quebec. A group
of Belgian manufacturers whose
factories have been destroyed,
have been in communication
with Colonel Pelletier, agent-
general for Quebec, with this
object. They propose to take
1,400 of their compatriots with
them and give assurances that
they will be fully occupied. The
negotiations have proceeded in a
very thorough manner. The locality selected is between Quebec
and Three Rivers and the factory
is one which has been occupied
by a firm which has gone into
Quebec. There are a large number of cottages available and it
meets the requirements of the
Belgian manufacturers from every important point of view.
Though the arrangements are
not completed there is every
reason to believe that the Province of Quebec will secure this
important undertaking.
This is not the only proposition of this nature by any means.
Almost every agent-general and
representative of the provinces is
in negotiation with prospective
Belgian investors of one sort or
another. Some are looking forward to re-establishing their
factories in Canada, others who
have been land owners require
large tracts of land and improved farms; a still larger number
want to invest the money which
they secured when they sold
their places in Belgium. The
majority of these people cannot
find what they want in England
and they desire if possible to invest under the British flag;
therefore Canada is receiving a
great deal of attention just now.
Edmonton - Prince Georg*
Prince Rupert
Wes, R.»„<-^
Arrive Prince Rupe?t TucXg tdTI r? "^ I ',5^
East Bound -Leave Prince RaL, w  , lhWsdaya 6-00 „.,,,
Arrive CSttt'l .M>* 10 a ,„
Arrive Edmonton ^a^W^r^
Edmonton - Jasper - Prince George
Leave Eil mon ton Fridays 9-16 n m
Arrive Pnnce Georee Saturdavs 7,t- _
RETURNING-Leave Prince Geor/e SfilK
Arrive Edmonton Wednesdays 8-00 •     '
W. J. QU1NLAN, Dist. Pass. Agent, 260, Portage Avenue, Winnipeg.
Contractors & Builders
Got Our Ertlmatea Free „f Char** „        j„b w„,.k Ne!lu,y „„,, prom|..   ^^
Phone  26
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rules on implication
Bent of wines,
I i ineers and cigars
Albert Johnson, >••-
Too Late to Save Fifth Son
In her house of general mourn- j
ing, Germany has scarcely one '■
home untouched by war, A story i
of gripping pathos is related of |
a family named von Konig, the
father of which is a retired Colonel,
At the outbreak of the war he
had three sons in the army. Immediately two younger sons joined the colors, in thejfirst advance into France three sons
were killed, and a fourth was
shot on the East Prussian frontier. The mother is little better
than insane, and the father, a
stern old Spartan, at last could
stand it no longer, He obtained
an audience with the Kaiser and
told his story, praying that the
last of the five might be spared.
The Kaiser was much moved
by the story and ordered a message sent to the division to which
the young man was attached,
directing that he be sent to interior duty, away from the front.
The old man, deeply touched,
sought to thank the Emporer.
"No", said the Kaiser, "it is
I and vour country who must
thank you for the terrible sacrifice you have made. You have
done nobly, but at a great price."
The Colonel then went to the
place where his boy was stationed. He was met by the commanding general, and asked if
the Kaiser's command had been
"Yes," said the general, "I
received the command, but before I could transmit thc order,
the boy received another command. He was killed ten minutes before the message arrived." i
TA/.I EN cities nml towns feel the depressing effectof a t igh
''   market ami a general re-adjustment of commercial and
conditions is taking place, the cry is "Hack to the Farm."
is so little afrected hy changing financial conditions and Bo-cal
times as the farmer.   The  Fort George  farm-lands wii
problem Mr. Homeseeker.   No richer undeveloped i .untry lit
doors and no hotter agricultural opportunities ever existed tin
to he grasped right here nnd now.   Fertile lnnds excellently
good  transportation  facilities and a waiting market, what
you want?
Let us help you secure the choice farm you hnve longed fi
have some of the beat selections in the district ; our prices t
our terms easy, and every possible assistance is given the ii
i money
Nn mun
Ive your
s nut of
in those
iro fair,
L. II. WALKER, General Agent.
for COAL or WOOD
(ur every Kitchen
of all kinds and sizes
We are exclusive agents for the famous
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent.
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
Remanbet Ihe 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
r r Mclaughlin. &oei«u
W. F. COOKE, Pre.. RUSSELL PEDEN, Vice-Prei. <■• L mcL"u Frc
mAKE  NOTICE that the Cameron
..vine'  Water  Users'   Community
oo in rise tl of Dougald Cameron, ;
,. ,, r   72178B, Henry E Wig, p.m. c..,\b
ffli..n"john B. Morton, k.m.c , 72177,
i i'.n- uio coming spring.
Kiel, in contrast to Hamburg,
Iv'eie.rie'k  Fleurent,   P. M, c„ 82181b,
_ E. O'Rielly,  F.M.C.,  89022b.
„   „i,i B  Wilis, f.M.C, 89023b, Alex.
" '?.,,,;„.  F. M. c,  72176B,  John
II, Beaton, '•'■ m. c.,
Emmons, F.M.t
, 02361b,   and  Barney
ondon  comes   the
nouncement   that   Charles   Lody i    ,,   ,     ■ ,
alias Chas.  Inglfc, ff|,0 was found aotlVlty'   the str'";tri
i]t* lj.Vcourt.nartialofespionaee ZiT-d fh ^°K a"fl mMln°"'
was recently shot aa a spy    \y\   T    K' '" ,ll(' ^^'bor dispatch bouts
I   .    i ■     ,        ,     m dashed hither and thither."
'.wi} claimed   to  ho an!
American, but later confessed that
he was a German.    He has lived in
Gu'iderson, F.M.c,, 89634b, whose ad- New York and Omaha
jrP8B is c-o E. J. Avison,  Solicitor,
Quesnel, B. C, will apply for a licence      Lody met his death in the Tower
to take a
nd  use one thousand (1000)
I of London after having heen found
imunicating with th
statement annouucini
I is  under. I thnt   Lody died
game, refusing to the la,, to reveal
■■s inches,  and  lo store ten thou-
Unci acre feet per annum, of water out guilty  ol c< unicating with the
of   Goverment   Creek,    which   flows ,.,„,, ■■■■
southerly and drains into Canyon Creek
ubout four miles from where Canyon the execution was brief, merely say
Creek empties into the Fraser River.     Lng.   '<Sentenee  ffng du]y ^
The Storage Dam will be lacated at
the Upper Canyon in Government Creek
and about seven (7) miles from the
mouth of Government Creek.
Tho capacity of the reservoir to be
created is about seven hundred  and j the   name   of  the  superior officer
fnrlv 17-10) acre feet, and  it will flood ; f .,   ,    , .     ,  ..   .
[bout twenty (20) acres of land.   The h""' "l""11 lh' received Iuh instruc-
water will be diverted from the stream lions lo spj on th,- British navy
at u point about seven   (7) miles from j     ,.,. .
the mouth of Government Creek, at the      in is wis thc   lirst  execution in
location of the dam, and, will be used the Tower of London  since  ITHO
for hydraulic mining purpose upon the „,. •
land covered by the following applica- * lle scene ol the execution was the
dons for hydaulic leases on Government Tower barracks,  nol   for from the
' ^!i.,"!r''S " i f    Datoof   WhJ81'0' wl"'lv Alm" Bo'eyn  and other
Applicant       Application   Kilirw       Filed    persons famous   in   Enillisll llistorv
OounldCameron Auit. 15th, Ausr.8l9t, Quwnel , n        '"i"'^
h";;t.-!ZZ     t    __£_*_. t&U wore put to death.
AZA'Ai   A,Ztnii._Z^..Z,iA    tody wns about 28 yearn" old. He
K„GBunwXnASS:Ht. °_V&   :!«:     wns once employed as a guide by a
1,1,,, Emmons        Oct. 5th.    Oct..   13th,     elo.       ,,„,,.; ,1     ,„  ,    ,, ■       \- \-     , ,
FrSScrick Fleurent Sop. setfi, Oct 8th,       do,      WUriM   ilgi-nc.V 111   New   lOrk,   and
This noiice was posted on the ground also worked  for the Union Pacific
„,, the sih dav of October, 1914. ,, -,        . , .
A copy of this notice and an applica-  Wainsay 111 Uinnliii.    At Ins trial he
tjon pursuant  (hereto and to the!testified thai he was a former lieu-
" Water Act, 1914," will be filed in the ,       ,   .   ,,
oflice of the Water Recorder at Fort tenant   in lhe Genua ivy,   lent
George, B, C. . that he had been transferred lo the
Objections lo the application may be .
Died with tho said Water Recorder, or |leser»cs.
with the Comptroller of Water Rights, i     In his capacity as a reserve officer
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C, ! ,    ,,.      . , ', ,      ,       ,,
within  thirty  days after the lirst ap.   >'"'l>   "a|l! lle ™ Ordered tee lMlg-
pearance of this notice in a local news- lanil lo   keep track of   the  move-
Pa|he dale of the flrsC application of ments of llie Britisli  Heel, but was
this notice is October 31st, 1914. , warned nol to "do a ny spying. He was
The CamekonEwing Water toy to trave] M ;UI  American cit-
Users Community ,
Applicants; izen, aud    in consequence of that
More Men Needed
Douoald Cameron, Agent    '^,,.iv(,| an American passport" he
Although there arc approximately
l,o00,000 men in training in the
United Kingdom, Earl Kitchener,
backed by the press, is asking for
more men. They believe that another million will be required if the
war is not to drag along over a term
of years. The additional men, antl
in fact a considerable part of the
gigantic army now under training,
are nol required for the campaign
in France and Belgium, but for the
invasion of Germany after the Germans have been driven from these
countries. Tbey anticipate that
the hardest struggle will take place
when .the lighting is earried to the
Rhine, and from the strictly military standpoint this is altogether
probable; but in a war of nations
such as the present conflict there
are factors other than those immediately related to the army and navy.
Economic ami political forces, in
fact every, phase of the various nations' lives, are also playing important parts, and it is possible for
Germany to bo beaten and brought
to terms before her soldiers have
been driven to the Rhine.
It is very remarkable when we
realize that the arrival of the
first Canadian Contingent was
the first landing of fighting
troops from beyond the seas on
the British Isles since the Norman Conquest in 1066, over 800
years ago. In a recent issue of
The Edinburgh Scotsmas appears
the following comment on this
interesting point: "By the historians of the momentous era in
which we are now living, the
landing on our shores of a large
body of Canadian troops to take
part in a great European war
will be noted as a landmark in
the progress of the British Empire, They are a magnificent
proof of the loyalty and patriotism of the people of the Dominion, a tribute of faithful attachment to the cause of the Mother
Country, which is more precious
and welcome for being offered
voluntarily and in the hour of
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Butte, Cheese, Eggs;   |
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Phone 35
Fort George and South Fort George.
Phone 30
Corner Fourth and Hamilton        -       South lint George, B. C.
On American Plan. Rates on Application.
Bright and comfortable  rooms  and
suites at the Empress.
Russia and her Trade.
Thelma Carrying Food ior Belgians
Philadelphia. — The food ship
Thelma, bearing 1,000 tons of foodstuffs for   the starving people   in
' claimed memlierslup in Belgium, sailed Nov. 12 for Rotter-
" Liquor Licence Act, 1910."    seveif N"w ?'ork ,socif '"• H^m i«m which point her cargo
  year he served onboard  _mperor wju ^ distributed.
SECTION 42. William's racing yacht .Meteor. -phe departure was made impress-
                      ,    The prosecution   in  summing uphve   |,v the attending ceremonies.
\J0TICE is hereby given, that on the; said Lody had admitted  being an Mayor  Blankenburg  and    distin-
1 .  lirst dtiv of December next, nppltc-    ,■ • i._i:„,, ,       ,     ,
ation will be made to tbe Buperin-.M1"'" ''uvn'> < P0Mn6 "* a rn "!:in gmshed citizens were on the wharf
tendent of Provincial Police for the re-: at times as an American — mean- amj a great throng of people watch-
newa of the hotel licence to sell Liquor     , •, ... ,    . . B ,.
l,y retail in the hotel known as the while communicating important in- U the iitt.i0 Norwegian ship as she
teforthern Hotel, situate ut South Fort formation to Germany. He describ- steamed   away      \   lnnd   played
t;;;,Sji|i„  .he  Province of   British «! the prisoner os "oneupon whom «Tho ^ Spangled Banner"  and
limed this 23rd dav of October 1914.   the international law against spies "La  Brabaconne",   the   national
(Sgd) ALBEUT JOHNSON, should be imposed." anthem of Belgium.
1"-2-'-5t- Applicant Counsel tor the defense admitted j   Tlu, sending of the foo,i WM made
  that Lody was a German lieutenant, possible by the generosity of the
and said   he had  taken the  risks people 0f Philadelphia.   One citizen
„.     ,     . „    ,    , because he thought it was his high- pai,j t.]ie expenses of the ship, and
Church of England (.t chl(v t„ ,,„ ..,,    Ho asked for aLntribuUona   ranging   hom    one
Holy Communion 1st and ord ■ „.,„„,„.,, le, S(,v,.,,, thfln ,,,,,„, ,,ut I     t (q om ^^^ M]^ ^
Sundays at 8 a. in. L,k| -d ,|„, ful] pennlty urlv exacted the cargo
Every Sunday at 11a.m. Holy Lody would face it like a man.
Owing to her enormous resources Prussia, like the British
Empire, is able to wage a costly
war without suffering a paralysis
of trade and industry, In fact
she is out after new business, as
was shown by the recent announcement of the arrival of the
Novgorod, a fine vessel belonging to the Russian Volunteer
Steamship Company, which is
inaugurating a service between
Vladivostock, Japan and the
ports on this coast.
Proprretor ,
Coal Woo«
Windows, Doors, Shingles, Building Papers,
Wall Boards, Ready Roofings.
Congratulates Troops from India
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer  and  sermon grejnen ^ Hamburg
are now Idle Cities
Presbyterian   Church
Rev. A. C. Justice,     pastor,
Services :     11 a, m. and    7.30
p, in. Gospel servioe.
Sabbath School meets at 2 p.m.
11 n, m.-The Minister.
7.30 p. in.- The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m,
A. C. Jusieie, Minister.
Everybody bales to work.
.  lt is because labor is essential to
stores ii'.d   Business  Houses the development of both soul and
Closed; Docks Crowded      hody;   it helps your soul because
with Empty Ships. you bate it; it helps your body be
cause vou have to do it.
Good Morning!
We Are Introducing
American Silk
American Cashmere
American Cotton-Lisle
They huve stood the teat. Give
real foul comfort. No Beams to rip.
Never become loose or baggy, The
shape is knit in-not pressed in.
GUARANTEED for fineness,
style, superiority of material and
workmanship. Absolutely stainless.
Will went- 0 months without holes,
or new ones free.
to every one sending us $1 00 in currency or postal note, to cover advertising and shipping charges, we will
send post-paid, with written guarantee, backed by a five million dollar
company, either
3 Pairs of our 75c value
American Silk Hosiery,
»r       4 Pairs of our 50c. value
American Cashmere Hosiery,
of       4 Pairs of our 50c. value
American Cotton-Lisle Hos'j'
w       6 Pairs of Children's Hosiery
Civetho color, size, and whether
Ladies' or Cent's hosiery is desired.
DON'T DELAY - Oder expires
when a dealer in your locality is
P, O. Box 244
The Daily Mail prints an Ameri-     [Tmm lftbor' U"; tllin6 wejhun,
can's account of his visit to Bremen «°me  ;l11 thf rlchest 'f °l llfe'
i      , ,,     , ... ,„]•   e.,.,|.;,,„:   The iiuin who  uirves the channel
'and Hamburg, aborning  a Striking    .      ,,    .        ... ,, ,   ,,
.picture of the  deserted  docks  ntH " k>mT*   rfe ' .wrote„^
ILc ports.   ITesaysi "In Bremen Holland,   taps he springs of nbu-
.   , , i      ,   i    i,„   (i„, tarv jovs through every mile,
the   hotel-  are deserted,   but  the      ' ,      .     , ,        , ,
,     , , ,,     mm   ,. I    Labor  is the surest  producer ol
theatres nnd cafes are lull.    I here     '
,     ., ,■ i ..    ina Ih.    The   people  who are  not
us plenty of evidence of unomploy- '^UUI' '   '
, i  , i   ,   , diseased are the people that are too
menl oishops and business houses •" '   J
,      ..iii      •   .ii ,,,    busy; thev have no tunc.
are cosed and the harbor is silent, i     •       .'   ,      ... . ,   ,,
  „ I    Labor is the chiel source of sell-
Tie  docks  at    liremerhaven   are .
,,.,,,..      i  , ,i      •   resuecl.   Despair is the amusement
crowded with shipping. Il"1 there isr,1" ...      '
„o life there,  L was told that trans- "Hhe.de.
.,.,,, ,.     The laborer is surer of tlie esteem
ports are waiting there lo convey
troops to England.
"At Hamburg  1 found the same
ilistlcssiics:-, Ibe same' dense  lines of|er'	
I        .       . iiii     Digestion is Ins prize
shipping   in   pun   and   deserted i       >
wharves. Bread, barley nnd malt
jure running'short. The government
lis subsidizing landlords against the
loss of their rents. It is nol possible  to speak   English in public
owing to the haired for Britain,
"There is great aircraft activity
in Hamburg.    1   saw  eleven sheds,
each   said to contain n  Zeppelin.     An old Scotch farmer, who had
Tliere arc any number of aoroplanes ]w].  i,,,,,,,,.,.];,,,! all his life, was
f others than is the idler.
Sleep is the privilege of the work-
He alone knows the luxury of
fatigue, without which resting is a
By labor you enter into sympathy
With your fcllowmen; by labor only, not by meditation.
at the air camp, made up of nil
types, ll was reported there that
50 Zeppelins are being built. A
lieutenant in the engineering corps
loM 11H, i, ffas absurd lo suppose
that the Germans would waste their
Zeppelins by single raids on Loudon. The Zeppelins were being
kept for  Ihe lime  when  the  fleet,
accompanied by the dorigibles,
would attack tho British coast sini-
about to die. His wife felt it her
duly to offer him such consolation
as she might, and said:
"Sandy, you arc about to go, but
I will follow you."
''I suppose so, Jean," said the
old man weakly. "But so far as I
am concerned you necdna be in ony
extraordinar' hurry about it,"
The official press bureau in
London pays a tribute to the
bravery of the Indian troops now
serving in France and Belgium,
saying that they are performing
a great work notwithstanding
the fact that the nature of the
country in which they are fighting is entirely different from
that to which they are accustomed.
General French, commander-
in-chief of the forces in the field,
has expressed himself as greatly
pleased with the bearing of these
troops and has sent the following message to the Indian corps
commander: "Please congratulate your gallant Indian troops
on their gallant conduct and express my gratitude to them."
Bone Dry Lumber       Coast Flooring & Finish
of our own manufacture
Gel our Estimates on your Building
Phone I _<J*L  CO_*. Phone 11
Prince George
<#> c<>9tfi
C. McElroy, Manager
South Fori George
Fort Geurge. D.C. Vietoela, U.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr. K. C. Green, Kttr.
NeUon, B.O., A. 11. Greeei, Mffr.
Green Eros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion & B. C.Lan. Surveyors
SurvcyB of Lands, Mines, Townbitea, Timber
Limits, Etc.
J. F.   CAM13ELL
British  Columbia   Land   Surveyor
Land AKteeel        Timber Crulaer
Representing GOnE & MoGREGOR, Limited
McGregor IJullelinK,  Third Street, SOUTH
(Diversion and Use)
Czar's Army Gaining Ground
Indications are that Russia has
won its campaign to overcome
the effects of the vigorous advance of the Teutons during the
last month. At the beginning of
the war the Czar's troops overran East Prussia and took po-
session of nearJy all Galicia.
Then the Austrians, reinforced
by immense numbers of German
troops beat back the Russians so
rapidly that it seemed as though
all Poland would be conquered.
But the tide turned and Russia
seems to have recovered most of
its lost ground and put her antagonists on the defensive. The
see-saw of victory and defeat
probably will rise and fall many
times before the war is decided;
but the Allies will win.
TAKE NOTICE that Norman
McMillan, whose address is Prince
(Jeorge, B. C, will apply for a
licence to take arid use six inches of
water out of a sprin_ on Lot 1070,
Group one Cariboo, on the north end of
lot, near mouth of creel; rum.ing into
Nechaco lliver, ahout one mile east of
i the mouth of Mud Creek. I'l.e water
i will he diverted from the siream at a
point at the spring, and will he used
for mineral trading purpose upon the
said lot described as Lot 1070, Group
one Cariboo. This notice was posted on
the grouud on the 23rd day of October,
1914. A copy of this nolice and an application pursuant thereto nnd to the
•'Water Act, 1914," will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Fort
George. Objections to the application
may he liled with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the first appearance of Ihis notice in a
local newspaper. The date of the lirst
publication of this notice is October 24th
norman McMillan,
British Army 1,500,000
The British army, according to
semi-official estimates, numbers
1,500,000 men, most of them
equipped and drilled. Few of
these have reached the front,
Lord Kitchener's apparent plan
being to hold them as a powerful
reserve for the spring fighting
when the German armies will
have been decimated by wounds
and diseases and the allies will
have suffered a like loss. Efficient reenforcements at that time
would seem likely to sweep all
before them.
Hamilton Avenue
It's the Fresh Eastern Oysters
It's the Ham and Eggs
It's the Butter
It's the Meat Specials
It's the Baked Spuds
It's the Pure Maple Syrup
It's the Honey in comb
It's the Pie Crust
It's the Service
It's the Best in the City
Motto : Quality and Service
Mutt n
Meats   *nd,
Wholesale and retail
Architect and Civil Engineer
Tempornry Office :
Corner Vancouver ami Eighth Streets,
Specimens mounted true to
life, (lame Heads and Pur
Rugs a speciality. Standard
methods.  Terms reasonable
W. D. Wandling,
3rd Avenue, Prince George, B. C.
People go to extremes in trying to
make both ends meet.
Victoria Hotel
(KormtM.y Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hal and Cold Water Balhs
F.C. BURCH        -      ■ Proprietor
Prince George
Builders Co. Ltd.
3-room house, Seventh Street, Soulh
Fort George-$1U.UO per month,
Houses  wnl  ue b.nh  lo s i   pui
chasers on Lots 14-15, liluce< zy3,
Millar's Portion,  Prince George.—
Cash and terms arranged. ,
For further Particulars apply ;
H. WILSON, Mgr, Corner Laselle & Seventh
Quit Baking
NOW you can buy
3 Loaves Bread for 25c
Alao PASTRY and CAKES at
Reasonable Prices
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court
of Revision, for hearing complaints
against the assessment made by
the interim assessor for the proposed
Municipality of Fort George will be
held at the Government Offices, South
Fori; George, on Thursday, the 17tn tluy
of December, 1314, at lu o'clock, forenoon.
_   ,   _ Interim Assessor,
Sotth Fort George,
Dated Nov. 10th, 1914.
4t-Dec. Bth .
Laselle Avenue     :;    George Si reel.
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions.
It is a peculiar thing in the affairs of
men that the right seldom lights for its
own. It feels so strong in its position
of fairness and justice that it expects
that position to win and does not put
forth the effort it should or that ifs j Johnson (Hotel Windsor)
deuce of Mr. & Mr.. MaoM urray, ill
honor of Mr. & Mrs. MacMurray's
;',."illi anniversary. The guests included Mr. & Mrs. Bradley,   Mills,
r.. i
tile nml IMtiil.
infections, and
Fori George Drug
Soulh Fort George
Co., Limited
I'rince George.
i &.■**—i»
The Fire
See 15. W
1   : il e'iiiiuii
..  .' and G(
lle> will do
■vs ('leaned and kept clean,
nt's Shoe Cleaning Parlor,
the work  to your entire
Phone 53
Stock of Caskets and Shipping Cases always on
hand.   Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
PiiONE Sandiford  23,
II.   WAPSHOW,   Licensed   Embalmer,   Manager
Turkey anil tlie War
Turkey can do i
than provide some i
rassment for the al
ul any;
enemy does to conquer. So it is in
this matter of the site of the Grand
Trunk depot; it has not been properly
represented at any of the previous
hearings, while the opposition has
worked day and night, hired expensive
talant, spent its money lavishly to
force its issue. But now the people
must have their say. Not a few selected interests but the welfare or all the
city itself.
We are informed that those in favor
of the site at Victoria Street have gone
to the   lengths   of  giving   promises
from some of the smaller business men
on George Street to  move their  buildings lo  lhe viciniiy of Victoria and
Third Street without cost,   should the
Commission  be    prevailed    upon   to
change  Ibe   site to   Victoria   Street.
Such tactics as this, if true, nre not an |
honorable  method of  presentment be-,
fore  the  commijsion  and  but   shows j
what we have to meet in this  matter
of public welfare.
lt will be sought  to  be proven  that
George Street cannot be sewered or
drained; that it is liable to Hood,   and
j all tbe dire consequences of such things
will be a detriment to the station site
, at  George Street.   But  the development of George Street  is a  fact,   incontrovertible and actual and must be
drained,    lt will be.   Our friends need
not worry about that.   Cellars eight
1 feet  deep are   now   in existence on
Geroge Street, and were there during
the high water of last spring; but not
a drop of water was even on the floor.
; But what has the draining of George
_^^^__^^^__     Street to do with  the Station site?   It
cd (iPflfffP    .tfPPf    .lfp were more  npcessal'y  t° look  out for
-i ucuigc jucci due tho flooding of the site at Ma])leStreeti
■  I a well known slough, and the lake also
nun Page 1) i at Victu''i» Street.
George Street  is not  susceptable to
Miss .Mauiulrell, Miss & Mr. W.
Marlntyre, und Mr. Hanson. A
very pleasant evening was spent and
midnight arrived only too quickly.
Miss F, M. Miiundrell, graduate
nurse, is just now disengaged.
#   #   #   *   #
The many friends of Hank Gross;
will be glad to hear of his recovery
from a recent serious illness. Hank
was at the dance, Thursday night,
1 mt did not dance, although he
wanted to very much. Hut it was
good to see him ill the erowd.
Undertaking Co.
fess Meeting in Favor
(Csncluded I'r
hostile movement on its part will j matter of fact, if the station goes at! floods, a^Tco'l." Th
bring the Balkan powers once
i; ore al oul her ears and complete the work of which the first
Balkan war was the beginning'.
The imminence, too, of a final
break-up of Turkey would force
Italy's hand and take from her
government the last excuse for
preventing the Italian people
from taking its proper and eagerly desired place in the legions
ot liberty.
      imson,   the expert
! sent here by the Provincial Govern-
' ment in  the matter of incorporation
and establishment of water and sewer-
, age  system?,   slated  in  a meeting of
the Prince George Chamber of Com-
I meree that the trunk  line of sewers
would naturally run fiom west to east.
ins' Trust Dee
Amending Ai
rince tl
in the
rl i;
ish Columbia, assi
Kennedy, of South
Clerk, in trust for
creditors, nil his real e sl
sonal property, credits i,
which may be seized an I si
ecution, which assignmenl
the Fourth day of Ni vembi
And Notice is fun her •
meeting of the creditors wi
;. Murt
at  Pn
the oflic.
if Mess
if givim
Act and
il Ih
neli't of his
te and per-
i.l effects,
il under ex-
bears elate
r, 1914.
iven thnt n
i be held at
hy i_ Mont-
ce Gaor ;e,
the hour of
n, for the
is for  the
I(Jeorge Street there will lee no losers,
matters will start just where they
: did at the sale, just when' tlay are
; now, and no one will be hurl. But
' reverse ii and there will be a loss to
the business men who are at George
Street, and a corresponding gain fori throngh the George Street area into
those west  and  the  old  tight and 'the Eraser River. .
schism will again  lee opened, and    Again, the station site is a question
j, , ,   ,   ,. , .,    'of geographic:!] importance  to all the
harmony and 8 • feellnS ancl tbe people of the entire city of Georges
common effort and working together anr| t0 its greateBt centres of popula-
' Vi ill be at an end, for in   that event I lion.   The foot of George Street is the
the people' who have done more than  natural centre of this area.
guess at real estate values, who have!   Sou,h Fort GeorBe hi,a alway9 been
,      i   .        • ... ,    , the point of densest  population up to
dared  in  pioneer  in the on v true ,,   '.       ...       ..,       .   , u ■   „
. ' , •        , the time of the s.ttlemont of Prince
spirit by developing the business of George,   It has the residential centre
the country, will have been injured of the Millar Division on top of the
I for years to come in their vital ceil-' hill, to the south and east of Connaught
tre, and with them the  people who p*rk-   Next is tbe Hudson Bay prop-
i     , i      .i        ,■ ,      ierty,   subdivided,   and   to   become  a
wlm ue eciiil on ttii-iii lor support.     '      ,        „ , ,.      .   .,
.,..., centre of population in the years to
All of this became quite apparent Lomei And beyond that is South Fort
to those present at the meeting, and George proper on the banks of the
when it adjourned there was a feel- Fraser.
I'relief that  at   least   the true'    Taking the confines of all the towns
Situ re '< i
meets I
mi ol-
subdivided  and looking into the  far
distant  future  when   it  may   all be
settled  and a populous city,   George
Street is the centre.
Looking at it from the standpoint of
i receive  the public's slate- civic  beauty   as  well    as  usefulnes
m   Monday  morning at 101the site at the foot ofGcorKe St.reet
and  everybody  interested
nt of the  public  had heen
in the art ion taken.
■  will  be  no  more   public
;s   U'i'oiv  tin'   Commission
Ht le1
ire req ir
m or In fe
..I Novem
assignee, i
teenth day
lars duly cerlilied, '
ed, of their claimi
if any. held by thei
Dale,! in South I
this Sixth daj of N
i form pi
■ I  thes
.Vine -
B. C,
her, "1914,
has everything to commend it. It is
—^—^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_, the only place where it can be seen
should not fail to he present at this from the cjty. The town was laid out
lasl chance to be heard. ; at great expense for the site at that
, i point, and it will certainly not be fair
to spoil  Ihe  city by a change;  it will
Trade Conditions fair in Oct Qre..d080if lhesite i3placedelsc"
  j    The Commission h?s done their part
,... rn,     T   ,        i. ! and nobly decided in  all  fairness they
Ottawa. - The Labor Depart- ghouW SRain sit aml take additional
:ment's index number, reviewing evidence in the matter on the ground.
WILLIAM li. KENNEDY, trade for October, shows a tend- They know, everybody not biassed has
ency to a lower level. When the k,lown for a lons time that the former
war broke out the number rose decisio" w;iS no1 riRllt' Something was
Classified Advertisements.
almost  at  once   from 135.5 to
\ 1.40.7.   It has now eased back to
wrong.   And now the developments of
the city has proved it beyond question.
FOR SALE.-The Fort George Druj
I'm., Ltd., has a splendid Becond-hand
but in line condition, Heintzman Uprighl
Piano, for sale. Enquire at their store
in South Fori George or Prince George.
WANTED. - Orders
every description — Herald, Phone 9
LOST —From A. W. Harvey's Camp nl
Bobtail Lake, one Dark Brown Horse,
twelve and a hull' hands high, branded
on left shoulder V up-side-down with V
up-side-oown inside, direct underneath
L. V. V. up-Ride-down, Anyone finding
this horse please notify I. A. While, at
South Fort George.
189.0, or nearly twopc.nt8.Com- further advance of nearly one
pared with a year ago, however, cent per poun(i in guffar was the
H is nearly five points higher. |most unfaV0rable incident of the
 The Pctober r<-jlaljse 1S  chlefly! month.   On the other hand, po-
for Printing ot accounted lor by declines under tatoes we,.e unusuany jow ln
the headings: Grains, fodders, Eagtern Canada| anc] meats went
animals, meats, fruits and vege-|down jn Reveral place8i
Among   miscellaneous j
went  up in four cities.   Flour
foods, cream of tartar and'glu-i went up in three and down in
cose fell, but sugan molasses and | three.     Butter was unusually
Hite limbk...
one aide an.l C
tho other, rna
turning te, |'|
reward of *-,
Willow Rivef
Tl ere was lost i
d-ey of this week
" Masonic Chn
l' the He
13 lh,
Sunday Evenine li
crossing the li„7i . ,:
to the Government R,
can secure aa,ne       ''
Tuesday oi
'i one of I'm
Eagle oi
, lied Cross oi
el. Finder n
" will roceivi
Kiehardson, o
was fo
lhe  Brii
honey advanced. Silk and jute; steady( though it usually advan-
lowered the number of textiles. | ces at this time of the year; lhe
Metals, coke, linseed oil, hops j rise in September probably ac-
and rubber also developed weak-1 counts for this, Mi!k came down
in two places,  which is unusual
at this time of the year.   Bents
ness.   On the other hand,  New
Brunswick spruce deals, glass,
starch and news print were high-1 have been falling pretty gener-
D^^B-M ally for some months past.
Only one new strike occured in
The above refers to wholesale     _	
. prices, of which 272 are included j thg whole of Canada in October,
in the review,   Retail prices jn1^---* '-'-     ' ~       ~
the several Canadian cities fol-
pretty  generally in the
of wholesale.   From the
holders'   standpoint,    the
that of moulders at Owen Sound,
but five remained unsettled for
The wise man learns from observation
rather than from experience.
Sunshine Club's Bazaar and Dance
a Magnificent Success
South Fort (leorge always rise-i to
its best on public occasions and the
affair of the Sunshine Club's Sale of
Articles and Dance, for the benefit
of distressed worthy persons in our
midst during the coining winter
months, held in the Fort (leorge
Theatre, on the afternoon and evening of Thursday, November 19th,
wns no exception. The occasion
was a splendid success and tlie Indies
surely are to lie congratulated.
Nearly $315.00 was taken in,,and
after all expenses are paid their
treasury will reap a net profit of
approximately $275.00
But over and above the success of
the lienefit and the good they have
done in providing this fund for the
purposes named, they gave also a
splendid exhibition of the kindliness
and good feeling existing among our
people. It was an occasion of gelling
together of social intercourse and
the arrangements ami decorations,
the music and dancing, the teas and
refreshments, added to an already
apparent spirit of good.feeling that
was wholesome and inspiring.
The afternoon sale was attended
by many of the town as well as visitors from Fort Oeorge and Prince
Oeorge. No occasion would I ie complete in either of the three towns
that was not patronized by the others
and Thursday's entertainment and
henefit was no exception to the rule.
The Automobile men joined heartily in the celebration and to them
is due much of the success attained.
In no country, town or section is
there a cleaner, finer set of men engaged in the pursuit of a livelihood
than we have in the three (leorges
in the carrying of our people to and
from each town in our Autos. The
members of the Sunshine Club particularly desire to thank the members of the auto, fraternity for their
timely and efficient help.
In the various prize circles the
successful winners were
Mr. Lang, of the Hudson Hav Co.
A Doll.
Mrs. I). F. M. Perkins -A Doll.
Mr. I.oekhart - Turkey.
Mr. Neil Oetliing- Sofa Pillow.
The centre of interest however,
was the guessing of the weight of
the live goose. The contest was
quite spirited, and the success of
Father Rivet in guessing its weight
at VIlbs. 2ok. was a satisfactory
solution of the guessing. It is not
reported at the time of going to press
whether the Father intends to start
a goose farm or not, but he seemed
to have inclinations that way last
night as he was quite anxioqs that
it be fed with the cake that went to
Mr, McGregor (the McGregor he is
said to have been, although he upset
all preconceived notion of a Scotchman by paying 810,(X) for a mere
cake.) The auctioning of the cuke
in which Mr. McGregor was {he
successful bidder, created some
diversion, and on being.presented
with his purchase by Mr. Boehner,
the auctioneer, made a graceful
little speech of compliment to the
Indies of the club.
The Refreshments were served by
the ladies to nearly 200 people at.
midnight, and were enjoyed by all,
Dancing continued to an early hour
the guests dispersing to their homes
satisfied with a very successful and
enjoyable occasion.
Wo don't pretend to give vou " . ,   ,1 ■
wo are offenng the specials described below t
are saving you money wind, vo„ will |)e „,,,' t\
put in the bank, '"
Special on Feather Pillows
Regular 1.50 each - - Special Price si.,,;, ,,„.,,
" Special Price Uoencli
-   Special Price  2.00 each
Regular 2.25 each
Regular 3.00 each
Extra Blankets for the
Cold Nights.
Regular seller at fo.00   -    -    Special Price $7.25
Regular 4.50   -   Special Price $2.75
All other lines of blankets in stock at special prices.
Men's Heavy Wool Pants.
Regular 5.50   -    -    Special Price $.1.50
We beg to announce thai our (lenlral Porl < leer
Store has now re-opened for business, just acn
the street from our old stand,
When you need any of the following lines:
Fresh Groceries,
Fruits, Vegetables,
Turkeys, Chickens,
Fresh Meats,
Fresh Oysters,
Golden West Bread
and anything else good to eat.
We have just enlarged our store and
added the above new lines to our groceries,
in order to supply the public with the best
to eat, from Salt to Porterhouse Steak.
We Lead, Others Follow.
With every twenty-five cent purchase you
are given a coupon- save them and secure a
full set of dishes, silverware, pocket knives,
carving sets, and other articles worth as
high as $25.00, given free for the coupons.
Your inspection of these goods invited.
Your satisfaction - our success. Call and
inspect our Stores.


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