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Phone 1, ['rince.
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Phone 11, Soulh.
VOL. 5, NO.  .7.
The controlling interest in the
Fort (leorge Herald has this day
been taken over by Norman H.
Wesley, who will be elected as
President, and J. (I. Quinn, who
will assume the office of Managing Director, Albert Johnson and
F. W. Crawford retiring as
stockholders and directors.
The plant will be moved at
once to Prince George, there to
continue its work as the Prince
George Herald, in the interests
of Prince George, the Fort
George Electoral District and
South Fort George, the business
men of the entire district and
Conservative party principles in
a new field of usefulness and endeavor. The same loyal support
of its readers and patrons is solicited that has been given so
abundantly to the outgoing management and enabled the paper
to weather thus far the financial
storms brought on by the war.
The Herald will continue to
represent the people's interests,
unfetteren by other ties than its
devotion to the public welfare.
Prick Fiv_ Cents
Neil Gething is the Only Mayor Who is in a Position
To Sell Bonds to Secure Money For Work For the People
Gillett Will Probably Have Difficulty in Raising Money For the City.
Gillett's Election Means Deadlock With Grand Trunk Pacific
and the Government.
His Slogan ''Work in 48 Hours" a Campaign Promise for Election Purposes.
Shall History
Repeat Itself?
This seems to be a well founded adage, especially in respect to
great placer gold discoveries. In
looking over past history it is a
noteworthy coincidence that the
greatest placer strikes were
made at a period when some
great war was in progress. The
placer strike in California in
1849 was made during the Crimean war. The Cariboo strike
d .ring the 60's while the American Civil war was on, while the
Klondike rush took place during
the Spanish-American war.
And just now while the greatest war in all history is in progress, report comes across the
line from Alaska that a placer
strike has been made running as
high as sixteen hundred dollars
per pan.
The recent discovery of gold
in small quantities practically on
our own townsite has caused considerable excitement locally.
Prospectors go a good deal on
the theory that where a little
gold can be found in so many
places, it is bound to be found in
spots sufficiently conceatrated to
pay largely. And as a result,
hundreds of prospectors have
taken to the hills, especially in
the Terry and Hixon Creek section lying between here and
Barkerville, many of whom now
claim to be on good pay.
In Barkerville a busy season is
expected. Large quantities of
machinery are being shipped in
and boring is progressing steadily with most satisfactory results.
It is a prevalent idea of many
that the Barkerville district because of mining operations having gone on for years, has been
mined of the cream of the country. This is due to insufficient
knowledge of actual conditions
in that district, 'Tis true that
in the immediate vicinity of
Barkerville the shallow creeks
and the shallow parts of tlie deep
creeks have been worked, making it much moro difficult for the
individual miner to locate a hun»
dred ft. claim and make a hundred thousand dollars as of yore.
But the deep creeks, the benches and the deep parts of tho rich
crooks worked are still virgin
ground. Williams Creek, claimed to be the richest placer creok
ever discovered, has been work-
oil only for two and one half
miles. Below- this, on account of
bed rock dipping to great depth,
and because of the large amount
of water to contend with, it has
You know that Gillett fought the (lovernment on Incorporation
along with Hammond and his following.
You know that when they found they could not win their Fort
Oeorge inclusion in the Prince (ieorge area,
the whole measure and lay it over until they could win.
If they had succeeded in this,
and fall and winter, without work in this country, with
the Pacilic Great Eastern construction stopped and NO
The Fighters for Incorporation were
your Salvation;
They secured INCORPORATION and the means to
raise money on a city's property and assets TO PUT YOU
Don't you think Gething and the people who fought for your
good should now be elected by you TO COMPLETE their work ?
Which of the candidates, think you, represents the strongest
and most likely connection with financiers to secure the sale of
Bonds and get the greatest amount of money for every Bond sold ?
Mr. Gillett is reported to represent Real Estate Speculators, not
financiers who loan money on public securities.
Again it is well known that the City will have to go to the
Government for their guarantee on the City's Bonds, before they
can be sold at this time. Also it will be necessary, owing to the
high rates of interest and large discounts demanded by bond brokers, to seek the sale of short time Bonds, say for 5 years, so that
the City can refund the first bonds as quickly as possible on a lower
interest bearing basis for the sake of economy—saving the people
money and large expenses.
Mr. Gillett does not represent large investors who loan on
such paper.
On   the    other   hand,   we   have   reasons   to   know   that
Tentative Offers have been made Mr.
Gething to place bonds up to $200,000
at low rates of interest and low discounts.
Gillett fought the Government. How can he get the! We also have reason to know that one of the largest investors
guarantee on your Bonds from the Government in order!in municipal bonds in British Columbia, one of the largest investors
to sell, to raise the money to give you work? Iin and <™na&er of minin* properties in B. C. HAS BEEN IN-
site.   He is still fighting them.   We want the Orand Trunk to do
some development work here as soon as they can finance their needs,
in and
V1TED by Mr. Gething to come to Prince George RIGHT AFTER
ELECTION with a view to taking over a block of city bond3,
Mr. Gething is right on the job for the people of Prince George
Up  to  now they have REFUSED to do Anything BE- He is not sPendi"g his time running up and down George Street
And they will refuse to do any work JUST SO LONG AS THESE
electing Gething and Aldermen who will STOP opposing
the Railroad, who. will WORK WITH THEM FOR THE
It is so plain, we cannot see how you can do otherwise than
elect Gething and secure every possible help from every known
The candidate of the Hammond Interests for Mayor of Prince
(leorge has promised you, Mr. Voter, work in 48 hours after he is
elected and the council meets.   How is he going to do it ?
you asked seriously .of yourself what this promise means ?
Mr. Gillett knows, everybody knows, that the banks today are;
not advancing money except on the best of security, and with well
known men behind the paper they secure funds on.
buying cigars and drinks and promising from morning till night
things which he cannot perform, but is working RIGHT NOW for
the people and their future welfare.
He wants a solid foundation to his administration. He wants
to see REAL RELIEF for the people, the working man, the women
and children, and he wants to see Prince George developed for the
residents, the home builders.
He wants to see the FIRE AND WATER SYSTEM
installed and he is after the money to do it with.
He wants to do THOSE things for the people and the
DOLLARS RIGHT HERE AT HOME.    He is not inter-
Have I ested in contractors or equipment companies, but in the
I people and their immediate needs.   AND RIGHT NOW.
Vote for Gething and
who are to support him.
the six Aldermen
been impossible for the individual miner to operate without expensive machinery.
About twenty years ago the
whole creek was gobbled up by
speculators and held ever since.
About two years ago the Gugen-
heims secured an option and began  drilling,   and as a result
dredges will be installed for the'] Head. Kinsale, on the Irish Coast
purpose of dredging the entire last Friday. Known survivors
valley. Should the deep ground; number only 658 out of 2160 pas-
turn out as rich as the shallow,sengers and crew aboard the
part was, this creek should.be a steamer.
a world beater. Pew cabin passengers are a-
These same conditions apply to <™»g the survivors. The heavy
Antler Creek, three miles of 'oss of life in the first cabin is
which payed several million dol-. accounted for by the calmness
lars. But the benches, with the
exception of a little hand sluicing
which has proven high values,
and the deep ground have never
been touched. The present
benches were at one time the
ancient creek beds, at a time
when the creeks were running
on a higher level. But down
through thc ages the present
creeks have cut themselves deeper into the formation and have
left thoir ancient channels, now
high on the benches. Many of
the. .i benches can now be worked by hydraulic means which
will reduce the handling of materials from four to live dollars
per cubic yard to between five
and ten cents by the present
methods, thus rendering ground
hitherto considered of no value
very remunerative,    This   ap-
The Lusitania Murder.
Fifteen hundred people lost j the passengers. One hit the bows
their lives when the Cunard and one pierced the engine room
Steamer Lusitania was torpedoed tearing through the ship causing
by German submarines off Old terrific explosions,
Germans Glory in Their
Dastardly Work.
Berlin Newspapers print the
news of the sinking of the Lusitania in large type and hail the
new triumph of Germany's naval
policy. They give the impression
that England has got what she
A serious international condition has arisen that will cause
many to pause, and will without
doubt put a new phase on war
conditions among nations. A
wide and complete investigation
will be made by all neutral nations
whose citizens lost their lives, of
which the United States is the
and self-possession displayed in
the face of danger.
Difficulty was experienced
launching life boats because of
the heavy list of the steamer
immediately on being torpedoed.
The lookouts sighted the periscope 1000 yards away, and the
next instant came the trail left
by the torpedo followed by a
tremendous crash as the missile
pierced the liners side, followed
immediatley by another that littered the decks with wreckage.
Four torpedoes were fired two
reaching their mark. The torpedoes themselves killed many of
lilies to many other creeks of the
district. There are plenty of
shallow creeks yet unprospected;
the only thing necessary is to go
a little further out.
ties, or no mere commander of
one of these smaller instruments
of destruction would have dared
perform such a deed, A feeling
of great revulsion against the
Germans will surely follow this
Lusitania Steered Into
Path of Submarines.
Considerable criticism of the
Steamship Co. and officers is
heard. One has to do with the
slowness of speed at which the
ship was proceeding at the time,
it being 15 to 18 knots instead of
top speed. Another is that the
officers should have run to the
south of known danger spots, instead of into the submarine zone.
Another that such a ship with
her load of 2160 lives should have
had a convoy of men of war.
Still another is that the Steamship Co. had no right to carry
munitions of war, known to be
contraband, and at the same time
use the vessel for carrying pas-
largest interested.   It is difficult: sengers of all nations as a curtain
to state what action will be taken or protection, to insure the safe
owing to meagriMicss of details
at hand as yet.
Many prominent citizens of
Canada and the United States
lost their lives in the frightful
deed that has stained the honor,
yet again after many previous jbarress the nations involved, add
instances of the German govern- j to the problem, that Americans
ment,     Orders   lo   submarines had been warned to stay away
landing of such cargo. It was a
sort of dare to the German people.
It was also known that the Germans were after this ship, once
before she had narrowly escaped.
Such an incident will greatly em-
Van Duinen Acquitted
at Clinton Assizes
A very tedious case was that
of Rex vs. Van Duinen, which
occupied the entire day Thursday, the 6th, from 10 a.m. to 11
p.m. This was a remarkable case
on account of its cosmopolitan
nature. The prisoner was a Hollander, and his counsel was a
native of the same country and
is the Dutch Consul at Vancouver. The witnesses were German, English, Italian and Indian.
Van Duinen was accused of
killing, with a rifle, one Job Ver-
muelen at a place about 17 miles
north of Fort George about the
beginning of January last. He
conveyed the body of the dead
man fifty yards from the cabin
and buried same in the snow near
a little creek. He also shot a dog
which belonged to a third party,
and which was found at the cabin door. He gave as his reason
for killing the dog that he was
afraid the animal would starve
to death, as he himself intended
to leave the vicinity for good.
He burned a blood-stained canvas, evidently intending to conceal the crime. When arrested
at Fort George he confessed that
he had shot his partner by accident. This story he maintained
to the last and told it in a very
straightforward manner in the
witness box.
As no motive could be shown
by the Crown for a crime.of this
nature it was suggested by tho
judge that the offense might be
reduced to manslaughter for
carelessness in handling firearms.
However, the jury chose, after
about 30 minutes of deliberation,
to render a verdict of "not
The discharged prisoner is a
young man of about 22 years.
The dead man was about the
same age. They had been living
together ever since arriving from
the old country, having home-
steaded together. It therefore
seemed unreasonable that one
should have had any murderous
designs upon the other. They
had no money.
—Ashcroft Journal.
School Children
Almost Killed.
Tuesday p.m., several children
on their way home from Prince
George School to the Cache, to
make a short cut, crossed the
tracks of the Grand Trunk Pacific
west of George Street, and in so
doing crawled under several
strings of freight cars standing
on the sidings. It so happened
that a switch engine was working
in the yard and started to pull
one of sidings just as several of
the children had gotten under
one of the cars, the brakemen
and conductor giving the signal
to the engineer to start, never
thinking of the presence of these
young people so near to danger.
The result was that before the
children could get out from under
they narrowly escaped being
crushed, It is hoped that parents
will see to it that their children
follow the general highway to
the Cache and not try to make
these shbrt cuts which surely
will some day crush out their
young lives.
previously intimated must have
come from the government officials and army and navy authori-
from England, by England her
self, that they sailed under the
(Continued on Page 4)
Notice to Residents of
South Fort George.
JJOODS, Limited, Sells
Golden West Bread.
Golden West Bakery. A Weekly Journal oi- Local General News, Pubi ished
Every Friday at its Printin n iiitki:
in South Fort George.
Publishers anu Proprietors,
South Fort George, B. C.
Starvation of Our Women & Children.
Spend the Money at Home.
KIM PAY.    M A V   1 I rn.    1915.
"A political victory raises your spirits
and you think good days are preparing
for you. Do not believe it. It can never
be so. Nothing can bring you peace
but the triumph of principles "
"The outcome of the battle is of no
importance--but how did you fight?"
"Men are strong just in propoetion
as they have the ability to say NO and
stick to it."
"In our politicbl elections, the people
know that they need in their representative much more than talent, namely,
the pcwer to make his talent trusted."
In his meeting at the Rex
Theatre  last   week,   Candidate
; Gillett, is reported to have said,
"The most essential plank in my
platform, I believe, is that deal-
; ing with public ownership of
He informed the people that as
Mayor of Nelson he installed a
8375,000 hydro-electric plant,
times your margin of credit for
borrowing on more important
work; when so much depends on
taking care of our own people,
securing only such funds as shall
be necessary to keep poverty,
distress and starvation from the
homes, the children, the mothers of our city; do you not know,
we ask,   that less than  15 per
Our Position on the Mayoralty.
This public ownership fetich!cent, less than $12,<XK) of this
which the average politician |W,000, will stay in Prince
sticks into his platform for voteI George and sustain our own peo-
In our last issue, the Herald'
took  no doubtful stand on the
question of preference for mayor. |
Its choice is Neil Gething.   Inl
doimr this we sought to voice the
people's feeling and thought on |
the subject.   Our reasons were
excerpts   from   arguments  and
reasoning of the people  themselves.   We believe at all times
that the electorate can be trusted,
of the  peo]
his support	
lore the Railway Commission ?
He says the station site matter
"is a hard question." It is, on
pie, and the rest will go into the
pockets of the contractors, the
getting purposes,  needs  to  be
handled however, with some pow-
and win the approval Pr 0f perception of the condition ! electric companies, the boiler
e. instead of giving 0f finances of the country, and' concerns and tothe various hand-
to Maple Street be- 0f the particular conditions'which!°uts here and there that always
surround the territory under dis-  .o with public works matters?
cussion. We say public ownership  of
For instance take that $375,000 j Public utilities is all right in its
justice and fairness to the people
is all that is wanted. Why did
he turn and forsake his stand
made at the mass meeting, the
that men  think and  reason for j Friday   night   previous,    when
e contrary, an easy one. Simple ] Piant at Nelson. The actual facts j P'ace and at the right time.   But
on that is
themselves and having spoken
it is the duty of the Press and
representatives of the people to
voice their sentiment.
At Mr. Gillett's meeting, May
5th, in the Rex Theatre, he is
reported to have said "I did not
seek this position. A petition
was presented to me by an overwhelming majority of business
men." Is it not a fact that long
ago when Incorporation was first
spoken of, it was and has been a
standing idea throughout the district, that when the time came,
Mr, Gillett would be a candidate ?
Is it not true that no other candidate representing the "Hammond
element" has ever been spoken
of ? Why should Mr. Gillett point
so strenuously to "overwelming
business men" as asking him to
run for mayor ? Why should
they have any more to say about
it than the ordinary non-business
man, lot owner, working man, or
tax payer ? In fact the people
of Prince George have as much
at stake as the business man, and
the business man has a great deal
at stake in seeing to it that the
ranks outside of business circles
are satisfied, and get a square
deal in this municipal election.
And if Gillett is the choice of an
"overwhelming majority of business men," where are they '.' We
have reason to believe that
Messrs. Gething, Porter, and
Ellis, represented not only the
majority of business men, but of
all the voters, and that now by
reason of the retirement of Ellis
and Porter, the choice favors
Neil Gething.
Mr. Gillett has many good
points, and if he had elected to
stand on his principles, win or
lose, we would have felt differently about the present situation.
But he chose to cast in his lot
with that portion of the district
which we are forced to designate
for want of a better one, as the
H .mmond interests.
He is reported to have done so
in no uncertain manner. Why
did he do this ? Why did he spoil
a good future by this procedure ?
The people have a right to ask
what was the influence that
brought him around so sharply to
including Fort (ieorge with Prince
George in incorporation, at a time
when it was very plain that the
three towns could not agree and
when South voluntarily withdrew
to simplify the situation and enable Prince George to go it alone
and Fort George to also gracefully retire. The feeling exists
that Mr. Gillett thought the retirement of South left a clear
field for victory for the Hammond
forces and he cast in his lot with
Fort George to advance his interests as a candidate for mayor.
Mr. Gillett is now reported as
stating "frankly I tell you I
wanted the station at Victoria
are not as  rosy  as  Candidate: J ust now, witn a war
Gillett would have us  believe, jlikely to last three or four years,
Nelson was loaded down  with [the end of which no man knows,
loans up to the limit of its tax
alone he stood up to express him-
able property, and it was necessary to go to Victoria to secure a
self as not in favor of Georsre, special act to borrow $80,000 to
Street, and which stand met with'compiete  the  plant.   And   the
public approval, for if he was
alone he was respi-cted for that
stand. But the hearts of his
friends were   torn   with   doubt
people of Nelson have ever since
we are told, staggered under the
load of debt put on it by the
mayor, who would now like to do
when from a manly stand, on I theVame thing forYrince George
Friday night he switched flatly
about on Monday before the Rail
way Commission, having in thei
meantime attended a meeting in
Fort George, of the Board of
Trade, at which (ieorge Hammond was present.
However, we are advised that
it is the purpose of Candidate
Gillett when elected, to appropriate about $80,000 for a power
: plant at Prince George. Of course
; this money will have to be borrowed on bonds set aside for
Gillett claims he did not know Lu s                 ™           ..    ,
_m>fVM-n_ nt,   f n        A,       , I that purpose.   The question is:
anything about George Streets u           u    * _w   eo_ aa_ t  u
.!„;_„, tL» n.     i s-       """=" a How much of this $80,000 to be
claims for the station site when     ■ „. _    ._    ■   , ,? .'      e 4U
__«„__ _•,_     i         s      " A raised for the installation of the
ne lixed his development projects'             ■,                ,   .      ■•,  iU
at v;_f_„-_ q,.    s   mu   j        .' proposed  power plant wil   the
at Victoria Street.   The demand ■;•„>•; _f r>„:„„_ ,-.    t_„
for a George Street station site
citizens of Prince George, the
laboring man, the worker, the
business man, the stores of the
new city, retain for circulation
has been wide open and insistent
ever since the Railway Commission reversed its first decision for
George Street and placed it at
Maple Street, Everybody knew
of the tight being made on that
action of the Railway Commission
brought about by Hammond.
Again Gillett in the face of the
emphatic general development of
George Street area, deliberately
went contrary to that development in his attempt to develop
the western end of Third Avenue
and later acknowledged his defeat by moving his theatre to
George Street.   But his interests
are too great in the western end mi—■■■»««■■■■__■__■■
to make the people believe but at this time and secured on bor-
that he will devote his greatest irowed credit' which wi" become
energy as mayor in spending theia high interest bearing charge
people's money in that direction iand a liability against the city-
And again the demand will be | reducing durin£ these strenuous
made on  him as mayor to in flu- ~ ~   '  -           —
ence development ir, that quarter!    SIR   ROBERT   BORDEN.
to favor the Fort George town- 	
site on the west. He is now reported as saying he  "will not
in the face of conditions of a fu
ture no one can foretell, the people of Prince George should conserve every possible asset in
dollars, and not allow a mayor,
a contractor, a board of aldermen to plunge this city, like Nelson, into a debt that will bring
nothing in the way of rescue to
our own people.
A water and fire system to
preserve that we have in the
congested George Street section
is a prime necessity. Everything
else can wait on better times in
the public ownership of utilities,
while we devote our energy to
raising only enough money and
prosecuting only such work as
will secure to the people every
possible dollar for circulation in
Prince George.
Don't borrow in these times
that try men's souls, when secret
and open suffering and starva-
in and to maintain Prince George Jtlon IS at lhe door of 0U1- homes-
duringthe present financial and H ^ unnecessary money, for
business depression? !vvh,ch you Wl11 have to Pa>' hi&h
v         u                 ,     .  u,  ; rates of interest and 12 to 15 per
You,  who are to vote at thei..:. .,, t   _   , ,, . ..
coming election, stop right where
you are, in your tracks and ask
yourself the question: Where is
this platform of 18 planks (we
do not call them planks; rather , ,
., .     j     » .,    ...       , | preserve  our  own peope,   and
they are boards of the thinnest l;u      . , .   ,    ,        ...
cent discount, and then send it
out of the country to Public
Equipment Companies, or into
the pockets of contractors, when
it is needed so much at home to
3-4 inch
dimensions to get over
with)  leading you and
there is so much to be done with
the little you can get right at our
.,,«., very doors,
your c.ty s affairs? Again we say_ VQte fm & gaf
Do you not know that of he i careful, conservative May-
$80,000 more or less so expended j or and ^^ p,edged tQ thege
things, Neil Gething is planning
to raise the money to be spent
on work at home, to benefit our
own people. Why will you not
support him?
make a move in any direction on' u:„ a(j
the station question."
Sir Robert Borden has long had
his personal and political friends,
mirers and his followers,
..,_,.      t  „      ,   .        , but for the most part these have
if.'_. 1.! -?-   !ace,H?eis.u.'; been confined to his own party,
and a very large percentage of
them, it is safe to say, have had
little knowledge of his real quality as a statesman.   In the ordin-
and if at this time he did switch
again to George Street, we would
not know again where he was at.
His plan to submit the question
to a plebiscite will not do. If
his influence before election for
mayor is against George Street,
his influence after when heex-:
pects to submit the question to |
the people will be greater.   How'
ary course of things as Premier
he would never have such trials
as those that since August last
have been testing his character,
and he would not have had such
opportunities as these trials have
; afforded him of proving his
capacity in the face of difficulty,
Not the least of the trials that
have come upon him and have
tested him were those growing
out of the discovery that, in com
can we trust him any more then
than we do now ? The fear that
the people have of Gillett as
mayor, is, that he will forsake
ihem in the pinches, when everything depends on the solid stand
of some great principle, in the
administration of public affairs,
whbh always come in the hist ry
of municipalities.   Will he stick,    ,   .,,,.. .•      ,•       i- _^^^^_^^^^^_ ^^_
at that time '!   We have only his esty in the fT'S.hl"g .  SUPPu'f I P*mier of the Government, who
, ,      i     M      hi   iiCame as a shock to the whole „»„ _. ,... i
past record to go by, He switched1
fenders can be more severely
punished, they will be so punished, regardless of who they are or
of what in the past they have
In the greater glare, in the
larger field abroad, the things
that move and the things that
disturb a possession 3,000 miles
away arrest and hold littfe attention, but because the work of
Sir Robert Borden is only an incident in the daily activities of a
great Empire, its value is not being overlooked at home. Liberals
as well as Conservatives, people
of generous natures of all shades
of opinion, are now saying just
and pleasant things about the
man who for nine months has
given his days and his nights,
his time and his thought, his
whole heart to the task of enabling Canada to perform what he
AND ON EASY TERMS.        :: ::
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 16. PRINCE  GEORGE, R. C.
L. H. WALKER, General Agent.
mon with other countries, Canada believes to be its plain duty to
has unscrupulous enemies at the Mother Country.
home.   The revelation of dishon-     The leader of the party and the
, 0, .. c,.. , ,,, ,i country, but the main lorce of it
on the Station bite, he switched i,   , ,   ,    , ,    .,   n      .
,.   , ,. .. had to be borne by the Premier;
on the Incorporation question. ,
We do not believe he is the and he has bourne it manfully.
only  man  to organise the new He could not 'jauS(! to carry on a
city, or that because he has been criminal trial, but he has served
mayor of another city, that en-1 notife on those who have wron«-
, titles him to all the wisdom of IeJ the nallon thaL ,f the lilw ol'
Street."   Why then did he not, the subject.   Nor do we believe
stand  to  his  choice  manfully,
(Continued on Page 3.)
the country permits its courts to
force restitution, and if the of-
for nine months has met every
exigency forced upon Canada by
the situation in Europe, and particularly by the situation in Great
Britain, with comprehensiveness,
clear-sightedness, and intelligent
grasp, is coming to be recognised
in his own country, as no ordinary man,
- Christian Science Monitor.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South FortGeorge, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
Best of wines,
Liquors and cigan
Albert Johnson, pr.,.
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
Caskets, Funeral Supplies, & Shipping Cases always on hand.
Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
Phone 23 Fort George.
Prince George and Fort George.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, Georpe
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
N. H. Wesley,
Specialist in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
Phoenix Assurance Co. of London
Liverpool and London and Globe of Liverpool
British American Assurance Co. of Toronto.
Pioneer Real Estate and Insurance Agents of the Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
Phone 57. Unit his connection with sources
of, money is any greater in influence than Mr. Gething's, If
Prince George is a good security
for investors, be sure no one has
it monopoly or influence with the
The question of the mayor and
aldermen of Prince George can
be summed up in a few words—
"Which of the gentlemen before
the people for election are best
lifted to handle the people's in
terests," especially the interests
of those who have undergone the
burden of settlement, labor and
risk of early days, when there
was pioneering to do.
All of the planks in the platform are meaningless without
men of known sterling worth,
all the time dependable, whether
the wind blows fair or otherwise,
and whom the people can trust
to carry out their wishes, and
who will never say "whoa" in a
bad place,
It is not pleasant to disagree
with Mr. Gillett or any other
man. It is difficult to adequately
express the will of the people
and voice their wishes, but they
think the way is plain that Mr.
Gillett is not the right man for
the office of mayor at this time,
but that Neil Gething is. Mr.
Gething is of well known steadfast purpose, careful, conservative, and of unquestioned integrity. Just the man, with a corresponding c ouncil to sustain him
for the  people.
We wish this first election
could have been by acclamation
for all the offices.
The district is torn with differences and cross purposes. The
objections to Mr, Gillett are because he is believed to represent
the very elements that have a-
roused the people of the several i
reclions. Mr. Gillett falls heir
to the general feeling that he
represents that element seeking
I ■ continue control, force the
station site west and the spending of money for development in
the western end of the town a-
head of its requirements, at the
cost of the middle section.
The day is coming when the
west end of the town and the
south end will require the expenditures of money. At the
present time a limited amount is
required in these outlying sections, but we do not want money
spent far in advance of its time
to lie dormant while interest is
being paid on the investment
without returns, while needed
improvements in the centre and
adjacent sections are neglected.
We do not, in other words, want
a repetition of Victoria Street
development, and after the people's money has been spent,
there leave it to deteriorate and
lie dormant and come down to
George Street to do it all over
That is just what we are afraid
of: a mayor who is too quick
lo involve the city in obligations
for future administrations to
wrestle with, to untie the knot,
and the taxpayers to foot the
bills, meantime.
Gentlemen, Mr. Voter, you
want a careful, conservative I
business man and men to handle
your affairs, not a politician
looking for votes, with all kinds
of promises. Vote for Neil Gething and a board of Aldermen
pledged to support him and be
The feeling is that Mr. Gillett
is a candidate of special interest, but the candidacy of Gething
and the aldermen nominated at
the Citizens' Meeting is the
crystali. ed opinion of lhe people
publicly expressed,
There aro many reasons why
the people think that Mr. (iillett
should be opposed in every proper way in his aspirations for the
office of Mayor, and so far as
space will allow we will voice
the feeling of the people on the
subject until election.
For that reason the columns of
the Herald aro open to the peo-
veypuocu,      u||(|      L|lu      m.|.a|U      W|||
publish an issue on Wednesday
the 19th, the day before election,
if it is found there is any demand for further hearing on the
various questions at issue.
We believe, however, that the
matters are clearly before the
people, if this should be our last
issue before election day, and the
people are thinking carefully and
conscientiously and will vote accordingly.   Vote for
Neil Gething for Mayor;
J. T. Armstrong for Alderman;
J. B. Lambert for Alderman;
T. L. Adams for Alderman;
J. G, Brynolson for Alderman;
E. Livingstone for Alderman;
II. Parks for Alderman.
The boss turned a fierce glare upon
him, and growled sternly : "Look here,
you know perfectly well that we're
frightfully busy, and I can't spare a
man. Why on earth do you want next
Wednesday oil' ?
"Well, you see, sir," explained the
yotictj man hesitatingly, "I'm going to
be married on Wednesday, and I -
should like to be there."
The way Prince Rupert is robbing Vancouver of its fish trade
is evident from figures just to
hand. In January last there
were 540,000 pounds of halibut
landed at Prince Rupert as a-
gainst 345,000 pounds in Vancouver. In February, Prince
Rupert got 625,000 pounds to
Vancouver's 245,000. The catch
landed in Prince Rupert for April
was 750,200 pounds. At a flat
rate of 4 cents' per pound this
amounts to more than $30,000 for
the month, most of which has
been spent as a payroll in Prince
Rupert. Considering that the
fish business is just* starting in
Prince Rupert, the showing is
remarkable and is a foretaste of
the possibility of tha industry.
A couple of million pounds a
month, which is well within the
range of the possible, would make
Prince Rupert one of the most
thriving cities on the continent.
Is Introduced.
"We swallow our disappointments
and the years pass, as the years do, for
that is the way things have."
"The years go by and there comes
the suspicion that all is good, even the
wormwood and the gall."
'Sing Loo, gleatest doctor," said his
servant, "he savee my lifee once."
"Really? queried the Englishman.
"Yes, me t,ellible awful," was the
reply ; "Me callee in a doctor. He
givee me medicine ; me velly, velly
bad. Me callee in another doctor. He
come and give me more medicine, make
me velly, velly badder. Me callee in
Sing Loo. He no come. He savee my
A fashion note states that the best
evening ties are those that keep a
married man home after dark.
A little candle is as easily blown out
as a little salary is blown in.
Lime in Agriculture.
One of the principal functions of
the Chemical Division of the Dominion Experimental Farms, is to
attempt the solution of problems
connected with the maintenance and
upbuilding of soil-fertility.
Among the many valuable results
so far obtained in these investigations is the demonstration of the
vital part played by lime in the increase of a soil's productiveness.
The subject is treated in an interesting and practical way in Bulletin No. 80 of the Experimental
Farms'  regular series, by the Do-
It's a wise man that looks broken ] minion Chemist, Dr. Frank T. Shutt
hearted when his wife is going on a j who discU8ees it undev the following
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH       -      -        Proprietor
I heads: —
The nature of lime ancl limestone.
The agricultural functions of lime
and its compounds.
,    Comparative values of lime com-
I pounds.
Application of lime compounds.
The use and misuse of lime.
i    Those  interested  may  obtain   a
copy of this bulletin by applying lo
the  Publications  Branch,   Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
London.—In one of the shortest budget speeches on record,
he being on his feet a little over
an hour. Mr. David Lloyd (ieorge
the Ghancellor of the Exchequer,
gave the British public further
insight into what the war is costing the nation. The expenditure
at present, Mr. Lloyd George
said, was £2,100,n00 ($10,500,-
000) daily, and he added that if
the war continued for a year,
(Ireat Britain's bill would be upwards of £1,000,000,000, or about
$5,000,000,000, The debt of the
country, according to the chancellor, already had been almost
doubled, and stood well over the
$5,000,000,000 mark.
The chancellor declined to predict t.he length of the war, He
introduced no measures calling
for new taxes, although he hinted that such a step likely would
have to be taken. There was
little discussion of the budget
itself, and the income tax resolutions were passed and the House
Mr. Lloyd George said he was
able to report that the revenue
of the country had exceeded the
estimates, and that the surtax
and income tax payers were
sending their money with unusual celerity.
Uniform High Standard of Quality.
rom Season to Season, ensuring
continuous success to the planter.
White for Catalogue
SteelcB riggs SeedCo.I_mite_
(Wi^lht-   Wl N N I
"A degenerate is a man who renders
the world no service, who receives but
does not bestow and who has no disposition to carry his share of life's
"Men in all ways are better than they
seem. They like flattery for the moment
but they know the truth for their own.
It is foolish cowardice which keeps us
from speaking to them rude truth."
The Fashions
for COAL or WOOD
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
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.
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
W. F. COOKE, Pres.
g. e. Mclaughlin, s«_iu<j
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
South Fort George  :: Prince (ieorge :: Central Fort George
Phone 38 Phone T Phone SS
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing* Steam and Hot Water
rnvnes No. is prince oeorge.
Flat picture hats of leghorn are
among new models.
Charming poke bonnets are fashioned
of crepe or chiffon.
Evening gowns generally have no
sleeves, or very tiny ono?.
Jackets to correspond nicely with the
full skirts should be short.
Small flat bows of braid like ribbon
are seen on smart little hats.
Bell sleeves and bishop sleeves are
style innovations for waist fashions as
well as for gowns.
Short skirts for day dresses and
trained gowns for evening wear are the
last style specifications received.
Old fashioned checked silks in snuff
colored browns, green-blues and ytllows
and blacks, are novelties in dull toned
Even though thc high waist line will,
be fashionable, the normal line will be
the controlling position for belt lines
this season.
The high collared waist with a shirred
yoke and collar of organdie and bodice
of mull or lawn is another vogue of
much interest.
Some of the new blouseB are made
with detachable collars, which either
come high to the throat or turned down
to show the neck.
Many women aro not fancying the
new military novelties — an evidence!
that civilization is progressing in spite j
of the barbarous slaughter of the big
Danforth & Mclnnis,
| Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
Fun George, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
K. P. Burden. Mgr. P. C. Green. Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. II. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion & B. C. Und Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc. I
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sunday at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon,
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
G. T« P. R*
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
No. 1
West Bound
No. 2
East Bound
Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-35 p.m.
■ Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  6-30 p.m.
Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
■ Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays und Mondays 8-00 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will he pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District I'uasengcr Age-nt,
Winnipeg, Man,
Presbyterian  Church
Rev. A. 0, Justice, pastor,
Services : 11 a. m. and 7.30
p. m. Gospel servico.
11 a. m.-The Minister.
7.3Q p. m.—The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
"Thy lot or portion of life is seeking
after thee, therefore he at rest from
Hocking after it."
"We plan, plot, scheme, and arrange!
nnd some fine day fate steps in and our!
elream. arc tossed into the yeasty deep."
"And over the evening of our dreams
there steals the thought that we have
been used by an unseen power for an
unseen end."
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. it_.onci.ueu irom ist rage.j
English flag, probably not realizing the danger they were courting.
The dastardly deed cannot be
condoned — passengers should
have been allowed to escape, and
yet it is considered by calm, cool,
judgment, of many writers that
those who lost their lives, delib-
ately ran inio danger knowing
what might happen.
But whatever 'the right or
wrong of the passengers daring
the seas under the British flair,
or of the Steamship Co., in handling the ship, the crime of Germany is too great and will go
down in history to her shame,
and that of her children to all
ages, when for a paltry advantage she chose to violate the
highest virtue of mankind ami
deliberately murder women and
children, and defenceless people
without warning, and leave them
to perish like rats in a trap.
Elbert Hubbard Among
the Lest.
No passenger i n the Lusitania
will be more sadly missed than !
Elbert Hubbard, the leader of a
large following the wide world
over. Here was a man who was
a giver to all the people of the
best and who brought cheer and
encouragement to many an unfortunate at his Aurora Colony
in New York State. His methods
were not liked by many, but the
work which he has left as a heri-
sians iu Ttuin
Instructions came to hand this
week to arrange to put to work
[all foreigners in the district who
were   being  supported   by  the
Road-Superintendent Snell has
the  matter  in hand and is arranging to get some return fori
jthe people's money expended in
these times on the destitute at
our doors,
Many of the men have been j
forwarded out of the country sol
that the burden is not so acute. ■
Superintendent Snell has about |
200 men at work on the roads
about  the   disti'ict,   leading   to
Willow   River,    Salmon   River,
Chief Lake, and Blackwater.
The men are petting 75c per
day and board themselves. It is
expected that the cost of feeding
them will be about 50c per day,
so that the men have a small
balance for little comforts and
are kept by the government during the hard time's and return
some benefit to the country.
Tln> Bostonin
show tei makt
should be given
The company
Edmonton; mnl
ability,  pick
newspapers of
is are the lirst rond
this district,   and
n hearty welcome.
arc now playing in
if you doubt their
ip    nny
this week ancl read
llu1 opinion of the Edmontonians.
Remember, if we wish to bear
and sec good rond shows from time
to time, a great deal will depend on
the treatment the Bostonians get at
our hands,
Three nights: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 19, 20 and
.1 al the Princess Theatre.
Evening service in Knox Presbyterian Church has been discontinued, the service being held ill the
school house, Prince, at 7:30 p.m.
May 23rd, there will bono morning service, owing to the absence of
the minister. Instead, a union Patriotic service, embracing the three
towns, will be held in the Rex
Theatre at 7:30 p.m., address to be
delivered by the Rev. ('. M. Wright.
I Special music i.s being arranged for.
Song Service will be held in Knox
Church 11 a.m., May 30th.
Sunday School  will  meet  as us-
If You Do Not
Think Hammond is
At Work, Read This
mil, at 2 p.m.
China Yields to Japan
With slightly modified terms
China has given way to the demands of Japan. Such is the
latest report from the far East.
Red Cross tea, ice cream and
cake; sale of home cooking, aprons
and fancy work will lue held on
Saturday, May 15, from i loll p.m.
in lhe Port (leorge Stationery and
Hook Store, Central Avenue,  under
  the auspices of the Women's A ttxil-
It is not generally known, that!i;'rv of the Anelican church. All
the Fort George Board of Trade the Proceeds from the uliove goods
recently printed an elaborate ancl llls0 lmlf Proceeds of all store
petition to Ottawa, secretly, and ^"1(ls sold bet«'ee» the aljove ho«ra
submarine over there, or I may
hold friendly intercourse with a
stray bullet in the trenches."
Thus it is a good and 2alm man
tagntoall nations, has a value who can kn„winglv go into dan-
that cannot be measured. His Rer of hig ]jfe forthe good of the
Philistine hist ra. the American wo,.,d, for Hubbard was on his
Bible, and many other publ.ca- ■ my t0 the f,.ont to see war face
tions and writings are his monu- to f that he mjght store up
ment to humanity. jn  hjg mjnd   argument agajnst
Among his last writings were |War anfj hurl his every effort
the following in a letter to a!against the damnable thing in
fnend : the interest of mankind, which
"I may meet with a mine or a'he served.
Back Yards and Vacant Lots
The Empire's Call To Feed
The farmers are responding in their thousands to the call of the
Empire for greater production. They have realized that every bushel
raised means a bushel more for export to Britain ; that this is one
way of displaying patriotism. With favorable weather, Canada's
crops this year will be the greatest in her history far greater than
any of us thought possible a year ago.
Now, to round out the scheme requires equally patriotic action in
the towns and cities. The people of every community, large and small
should make vacant lots and back yards productive by raising their
own vegetables and garden stuff. Every pound raised, remember is
another pound furnished toward Britain's needs.
Send for the Government Bulletin
forwarded it to various sources
in Ottawa, where the Hammond
people thought it would do most
good to their cause, calling upon
the Government for a Royal Commission, etc., etc., re. the Station
Site matter, intended to hurry
its establishment at Oak - Ash
Streets, even while the people
are before the Railway Commission for a reversal of the decision
by Commissioners Scott and
All this in the interests of Fort
(ieorge and Hammond. And
against the people of Prince
George. They work all the time
from Vancouver, through the
Fort (leorge Board of Trade.
The wording of this petition
came from Vancouver, and not
all the members of the Board of
Trade were in favor of it, but it
had to go-and it went,
forward free a special bulletin entitled
The simple instructions are easy to follow
lly certain, even to those without experi-
for  the following vegetables
This Department will
"The Vegetable Garden."
anu make success practicall
ence.   The best methods of cultivation
are fully described :—Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage. Cauliflower, Celery,
Melons, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins, Carrots, Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, Salsify, (eu-Oyster Plant) Kaddish, Peas, Beans
Corn, Egg Plant, Peppers, Spinach, Lettuce, Parsley, Sweet Herbs,
Asparagus, Rhubarb.
You will enjoy amateur gardening, and profit in health and pocket
as well. Children are immensely benefited, get a liberal education in
the most practical manner, have o.ttloor amusement away from the
street, become the possessors of rich red blood, strong lungs, alert
minds. Identify yourself with the national movement. He a grower.
Send for Ihe bulletin anil get your neighbors to elo the same ; everybody will benefit by the friendly rivalry thus stalled. No stamp is
required on your envelope, for your coupon is truly "On His Majesty's
What Local Civic Bodies Can Do
City and town councils, boards of trade, charitable bodies, women's
clubs, horticultural societies, civil improvement leagues, and other
organizations working for the common good can accomplish a great
deal locallv by identifying themselves with the movement and energetically furthering it. by everv means at their disposal.
It will mean a thorough and permanent clean-up without cost, to
the community, a partial solution of the unemployed problem, and the
institution of a genuine up-lift work. Vegetables and flowers will
make better citizens.
This Department has formulated a plan telling how the various
civic organizations may be brought together to further this worthy
aim, and giving suggestions how to launch and carry on the work ton
successful issue. Write at once for the form of organization and get
your community properly started in performing its share of "Creator
Deputy Minister of Agriculture
To Visit Fort George District.
N. C. Jorgenson, manager of
the (lovernment Experimental
Farm north of the Nechaco, has
a letter from Mr. W. E. Scott,
Deputy Minister of Agriculture,
Victoria Provincial (lovernment,
advising that he will visit this
section, leaving Victoria Monday,
May 17th, via Prince Rupert.
The Fort (leorge District Fair
will be held this year September
14th and 15th. The (lovernment
has appropriated $400.00
to this cause. The location
of the Fair has not yet been decided upon but it will probably
be given in a central location at
. Prince George, for the benefit of
all who wish to visit it.
be given for Red Cross work.
*   *   *   *   *
On Tuesday, George Hughes, G.
T.P. conductor who  in defense of
ihis life accidentally shot an  Austrian at  Shelly  a short   time ago
| when a number of foreigners sought
j to beat their way  east on a freight
train,   was   admitted to   bail  this
week by Judge'alder in the County
Court.   The trial  of the ease will
depend on  the  date of recovery of
the injured man who is in  the hospital at Hazelton.
t   »   *   »   •
The Panama News Stands on
(leorge Street, Prince George, and
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge
have your Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. You will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date in everything.
The Panama News Co.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail,
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, ami
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
Rains Help Kill Forest Fires
The Forestry Department have
had some very strenuous work
cut out for them the past two
weeks by serious forest fires
that seemed to start at all points
at once. The extremely dry
j weather so far this spring was
primarily responsible, assisted,
no doubt, by careless woodsmen
and clearers.
However, the heavy rains that
set in on Monday have greatly
reduced the menace, and with
intelligent work of the Forestry
Department and a large force of
men, material loss to property
was prevented.
Pioneer Manufacturers
of Lumber.
Pioneer Operators of
40» COJ^
Phone I
PiIkc Ge«(e
C. McElroy, Manager
Phone ii
Switb Fwt George
Bone Dry Cooking Wood
$3.00 Per Cord Delivered.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Mr. Martin May Run
in Yale-Cariboo.
Department of
Ottawa, Canada.
No Postage Required,
Publications Branch, Canadian Dcpl. ol Agriculture, Ottawa, Canada.
Please send  me  Bllllotln, entitled "The Vegetable Garden."
Town or City  Prov.	
Mr. Joseph Martin, K. (., of
Vancouver, is likely to be olfered
the nomination as Liberal Candidate for Yale-Cariboo, at the
coming election. It is expected
that at the convention which will
be held shortly, Mr. Martin's
name will be put before the nominating committee, there being
a strong desire among the Liberals in the constituency to have
Mr, Martin run as a candidaty,
John ... Fraser, M. P. P., wns in
town the greater part of the week,
arriving on Monday, to attend tn
some business interests in the district. There was no political significance in his visit except tbat as
the member for this district he has
great interest in the welfare of the
disti'ict and his numerous friends
"A splendid entertainment" was
the verdict of those who attended
thc Dreamland Theatre and saw the
photoplay "The Pride of .lennico."
The play was all that was claimed
for it: A Dramatic Conflict of Hearts
and .Swords. It will pay you to
keep an eye on the Dreamland and
its feature films.
*   *   *   «   »
Tbe Committee in charge of this
happy event are figuring on aflnuid
Opening at i p.m. by tin; Mayor
and Aldermen. After Unit there will
be a continual round of performances,, dances, etc. The "May Pole
Dance" will be executed by twelve
pretty school girls, dressed iu white;
the concert will be another feature.
Tbe hall (Ritts-Kifer) will be
handsomely decorated, the bootlis
making their appearance through
Moral scenery. There we have the
Art and Craft or Fancy stall with
daintily worked doylcys, pin cusli-
ions, china tea cosies, table centres,
etc.; the Practical booth with pinafores, aprons, rompers, dresses and
so on. The Cigarette and Cigar stall
of roses for the men. And then the
Japanese Tea. Room with "Jap" attendants; tlie fortune tellers; tlie
home candy and cooking stall; the
flower (lirls; the Lucky Dip.
Punch, ice cream and iced drinks
will be served. — And the rallies:
.you should sen thecouch cover made
in Paris; llie picture painted and
donated by Mrs, Daniell; also a
Japanese plate. You must take a
chance on these without fail.
Get Our Estimates Free of Charge
:: Job Work Neatly anil Promptly Exi
Phone 26
Go to
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
For Yow
How to Kill off Garden Pests
With the great imiH.iis that has
been given to kitchen gardening
this year, amateur gardeners are
advised if they wish to achieve success to keep a sharp look out for
insect pests and exterminate them
as soon as seen. This is one of the
great secrets of successful gardening.
Garden insects are of two classes
— biting and sucking.
The best method of treating all
these insects is by spraying with insecticides. For the biting insects
sprays made from arsenate of lead,
pyretlirum, hellebore, or nicotine
sulphate are best. Either of these
drugs in the proportion of a tablespoon to a bucket of water, makes
an effective spray. For the arsenate of lead spray, one ounce lo a
gallon of water should be used. The
pyretlirum spray is recommended
for dealing with the cabbage worm,
and should be applied before the
cabbage "head out."
For the sucking insects nicotine
sulphate is a certain means of destruction, but a  very  ell'eetive in-
jsecticide can be made by dissolving
Many a man could have carved a for-!Uvo  °UnceS  of wllale  oil  SOaf  0r
laundry soap, or one ounce of soft
soap in a gallon of water.
tunc if he had cut out some of his bad
AUCTION SALE of Government
Land situated in the valley of il"'
South Fork of the Fraser River in tho
vicinity of the Town of McBride. To
be held at McBride on May 25th, IMS.
Particulars to be obtained from the
Government Agent at South Fort
George, B. C, and at the Department
of Lands, Victoria.
R. A. RENWICK,     ,     ,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands, .,,,
Victoria. __-b-a,
Thc other day we overheard a trades'
man say that "When things picked up
he would advertise."
-Fancy a fnrmor waiting till harvest
time to sow his seeds.
Some people groan about the burden
of holding a political oflice, but "">'
never think of resigning.
\) Get
Telegraph Office at
eorge is now open lor bUJines8'
All telegrams for Prince GeorRc
and Central Fort George will .'"
through this office. Free delivers
between Prince and Central.


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