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VOL. 5, NO. 34.
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Fierce Fighting Results
in British Advance
in Belgium
No Decision on
General Election
No definate decision as to a
general election is likely to be
^^^^^^^^^^^^^   made  by  the  government  for
London- British troops have'some time to come, —such is the
begun a strong advance in Bel-1 information from Ottawa. Should
gium south of Ypres and have a June election be decided upon,
there taken "Hill 60" from Germans, Violent counter attacks
are still continuing but are being
successfully repulsed.
British lines have been pushed
forward three miles after fighting fully as fierce as that at
Neuve Chappel.
In point of view of territory
recovered this latest success of
the British army south of Yyres
is biggest advance made since
autumn, for they have advanced
five kilometres and have obtained
possession of a list of greatest
tactical value.
After period of inaction since
preparations have been maturing, British troops have delivered
another telling blow upon German lines between Kemmel and
Wulverghem. Attack was commenced when miners whose admirable sapping has been feature
of engagement sprang a series
of mines of exceptional strength.
British artillery followed up work
of sappers and played havoc with
German trenches, falling upon a
foe utterly demoralized. 80o prisoners have so far come in.
dissolution will probably occur
about May 1. Owing to the absence from the capital of several
ministers, including Hon. Messrs
Rogers, White, Cochrane, Hazen
and Casgrain, the matter has not
been considered by the government since Parliament prorogued.
^SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C., FRIDAY. APRIL 23rd. 1915.
Surveyed Lands To Be
Opened To Pre-Emptors.
Price Five Cents
Victoria, B. C.-On May 18th,
at Vancouver, Alberni. Fort
George, Cranbrook, Fernie, and
Quesnel, the Government Agents
will
700
acres of logged-off lands, and at
the office of the government
agent at Fernie, about 1000 acres
of similar lands, will be opened
open to pre-emptors about: to pre-emptors on May 18th The
parcels  of surveyed lands j lots comprised are subdivisions
French Airmen Raid Rhine Region
London, April 21.— Two French
aerial squadrons attacked railway
positions along Rhine Monday
afternoon, says Daily Telegraphs
Zuerich correspondent, bombarding successfully Mullheim and
Schopfheim stations. Immense
forage stores at Mannheim were
set on fire and the buildings and
contents were completely destroyed.
New York Thinks Peace is in Sight
The proceedings on the New
York market give new color to
the persistent rumors that peace
is in sight in the European war;
yet a more forceful influence,
undoubtedly, was the favorable
report which reached New York
from many sources all over
America of the business conditions in the United States and
Canada. The many business men
in this country who keep an eye
constantly on the New York
barometer will be cheered by
this indication of fundamental
industrial strength. —Montreal
Mail.
SAYS WAR WAS
CAUSE OF GRAND
TRUNK TROURLES.
War Tax Stamps
The Post Office Department,
having given notice a week or
two ago, in connection With the
War Revenue Act, that all letters
and postcards mailed in Canada
for delivery in Canada, the United States or Mexico, and letters
mailed in Canada for delivery in
the United Kingdom and British
posessions generally, or wherever the two cent rate applied,
should in addition to ordinary
postage carry a one cent stamp
as a war tax, ancl also having
notified the public that such war
tax, while it should be paid preferably by the postage stamp
marked "War Tax," could, if
such stamp were not available,
be paid by an ordinary one cent
postage stamp, is now issuing
further notice to the effect that
postage stamps may be used for
the prepayment of war duties on
bank cheques, bills of exchange,
promissory notes, express money
orders, proprietary or patent
medicines, perfumery, wines or
champagne, as well as upon letters and postcards, postal notes
and post office money orders, the
intention being to provide facilities in those portions of the
country when' excise stamps are
not readily available. This in
view of the fact that postage
stamps may be obtained at all
points over the whole country,
in many places where there is no
collector of Inland Revenue and
no Inland Revenue stamps could
be obtained, is a distinct convenience to the public, and no doubt
will be largely taken advantage
of.
London.- Presiding last week
at the Grand Trunk meeting, the
chairman, A. W. Smithers, pointed out that the only increase in
expenses was consequent on the
company keeping on the payroll
men who had joined the Canadian
forces. "The war is the governing cause of all our troubles,"
added the chairman, "which has
had a greater effect on the northwest of Canada than perhaps on
any other part.
"There were indications, however," he went on, "that the requirements of the mother country
and our allies were bringing renewed activity to Canada and
there is every sign that much of
the money spent in war requirements will find its way to Canada."
Discussing the general situation, Mr. Smithers said that such
a new country as the Dominion
was subject to fluctuations which
it was difficult for people in the
old country to realize, But he
saw no reason for undue pessimism by looking at a year as
typical which had been full of
exceptional difficulty.
Never did a country make such
progress as had Canada during
the last twelve yeaas. Consequently it was most vulnerable to
such a catastrophe as the war.
The Dominion government supported by the opposition had faced the position with great skill
and the banks and every other
interest had given every assistance in their power."
The meeting heartily endorsed
Chairman Smithers' remarks and
re-elected him director very cordially.
Sir Richard Not IU;
Annoyed at Untrue Report
London. -Sir Richard McBride,
who is busy here with provincial
business, hopes to also spend
some time with the troops of
British Columbia now at Shorn-
clift'e. Sir Richard says that the
story that he is ill has caused
him considerable annoyance,
Roumanla's Attitude
which have been in reserve and
have Leen subdivided for settlement. The lands are located at
points ranging from about thirty
miles from Vancouver, near
Sechelt, to Sunderland Channel
along the Mainland Coast, on
Malcolm, Nootka, Red on da,
Cortes, and Thurlow Islands,
adjoining the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway in the valley of the
south fork of the Fraser, in Canoe
River Valley, and at various
points in East Kootenay.
On the coast and islands numerous tracts of logged-off lands,
former timber licenses, which, in
accordance with the policy of the
Government to render timbered
agricultural lands available to
settlement as soon as the timber: partment of
is cut, have been surveyed into
tracts averaging 40 acres in extent. These will be opened to
pre-emptors at the office of the
Government Agent in the Court
House at Vancouver, on May 18.
These blocks of lots are situated
near Sechelt, in vicinity of Lund
on Malaspina Peninsula, on Re-
donde, Thurlow, and Cortes Islands and on Jackson Bay,
Sunderland Channel. A pamphlet
describing them has been prepared by the Department of
Lands containing maps and full
particulars regarding these
tracts.
On Malcolm Island 247 lots,
each of 40 acres, and 40 lots of
40 acres each on Nootka Island,
will be opened to settlement on
May 18th, at the office of the
government agent at Alberni.
Malcolm Island, a timbered, low,
undulating plateau, divided from
Vancouver Island by Broughton
Strait, was reserved in 1901 as a
Finnish colony, The colony continued for some years, operating
and carrying on business on a
community basis. Circumstances
finally caused the abandonment
of the community system and the
greater number of the original
settlers took upland individually,
others locating on Vancouver
Island and various places in the
vicinity. There are now living
on the island about 250 people,
chiefly members of the original
Finnish colony. The main settlement is at Sointula, where there
is an excellent school, having an
average attendance of forty-seven pupils, a government wharf,
post office, and co-operative store.
During the past summer about
10,000 acres were subdivided, and
is now being opened to settlers.
The lots on Nootka Island, where
there has been much settlement
during the past few years, are
subdivisions of former timber
licence.
At Fort George on May 18th,
about 30,000 acres divided into
lots averaging 160 acres in extent
situated between Guilford and
Tete Jaune Cache, adjoining or
close to the G. T. P. Railway on
the south fork of the Fraser Valley, and 39 lots, bottom land
fronting on the river in Canoe
River Valley, will be opened to
settlement. Last season some
80,000 acres containing about 550
pre-emptions, were opened to
settlers on the south fork of the
Fraser.   These lots, and those to
of former timber limits in various
parts of these districts, near
Cranbrook, K i m b e r 1 e y, Fort
Steele, Mayook. Wardner, Ryan,
Toehty, Colvalli. and Waldo.
Last year about 10,000 acres of
similar lands were opened in this
district. A lot on which the reserve has been lifted in Cariboo
will be open to pre-emption at the
office of the government agent at
Quesnel on the same date.
Pamphlets dealing with the
Mainland Coast lots, with Malcolm and Nootka  Islands,   the
Germans Lost Advantage
Througout Winter Campaign
London.— The Times' correspondent in Eastern France summing up fighting about St. Mihiel
wedge says: Net result of Autumn
and Winter campaign is that
Germans have lost their initial
advantage attack and that their
line is now being besieged by
French. Correspondent emphasizes importance of capture of
Les Eparges, in teeth of German
Crown Prince. Now French are
steadily pushing forward from
Verdun towards Metz. He says
strength of German positions in
Toul-Verdun region is now more
apparent than real, and adds
that conditions point to Germans'
having begun to withdraw their
heavy guns from Camp de Romanes. Confirmation of this
would be important because it
would have been impossible for
Fraser River-Cariboo
B. C. Express Co.'s
Service for 1915
south fork of the Fraser and I French to occupy St. Mihiel even
Canoe River lots, and with those1 if rumors that Germans have
in East Kootenay, containing! evacuated it are untrue, unless
maps and detailed information, Germans also quitted Camp Ro-
have been prepared by the De- j manes.
Lands, and can be I
obtained on application  to the
Department or to the Government Agents in the several Land
Recording Divisions.
Prince George Chamber
of Commerce Discusses
Feeding of Foreigners
DARDANELLES WILL
DE FORCED BEFORE
JUNE, SAYS OFFICER.
First Time in History ok Naval
Warfare Guns on Ships Can
Cope With Land Forts.
KNew York.—An English naval
" officer, who arrived at the Hotel
On Monday evening a meeting McAlpin from Malta on his way
of the Executive Board of the to Vancouver, said that in spite
Prince George Chamber of Com- of the many abstacles in the paat
merce was held to consider the the Dardanelles would be forced
subject of the large number of before June first.
foreigners in the district being ..This js the first time in the
fed by the Government, A gen-1 history of modern wai.fare» the
eral! feeling has arisen among the; officer concluded, "that guns on
'ships have been able to cope suc-
; cessfully with land forts. This
[ is mainly due to the 15-inch guns
;on the Queen Elizabeth, which
throws a projectile weighing
1,950 pounds 12 miles, dealing
death and destruction to anything
people that these men, number
ing 600 to 800, should not be
served with their food orders on
the main public street, blocking
up as they do general traffic, and
also that the Government should
secure some return from its generosity in caring for the physical i within 200 yards of the bursting
wants of these men, thrown on jg]le||
the community by financial con- j
ditions which have temporarily
prevented the railroads continuing construction in the vicinity.
No just criticism can be expressed in the conditions presented to feeding these men. There .... , T.
are many questions to be consid-'' ° clock thls afternoon L.euUiov-
ered in the unprecedented con-Iernor Bulyea Prorogued the third
ditions. First, the men are a; session of the third legislature ot
positive   necessity   to   railroadIAlberta after £>vin* hls assent
The above Company contemplate giving a through rate from
Prince George - South Ft. George
to Vancouver, via the Fraser
River and the Cariboo Road to
Ashcroft, and make the fare as
well as the route an attractive
one to the travelling public.
Passengers via this route can
leave Prince George - South Fort
George by the B. C. Express
Company's steamers "B. C. Express" or "B. X." and be in
Vancouver in two days, which is
a considerable saving of time, to
say nothing of the beauties of
the Cariboo Trail than' which
there is nothing more novel or
celebrated in Canada. The writer of this article coming from
the east and used to palatial
steamers and accomodations of
steamer travel was surprised and
delighted with the up to date,
electrically lighted, comfortable
service of the B, C. Express
steamers and the delights of the
auto trip between Ashcroft and
Soda Creek and Quesnel of upwards of 165 miles, with the
unique and wholly absorbing Fraser River steamer, service of 160
miles more — a total of 325 miles
from South Fort George to Ashcroft and thence east or west by
the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Our readers will do well to plan
including this part of their Canadian trip to the Panama-Expo*
sition, at least one way, taking
in Vancouver and Victoria,
Third Session Alberta
Legislature is Prorogued.
Edmonton, April 20.-At 11.20
„   ,       .    ,-,     .,     „.   .    , be opened on May 18th, are in a
Bucharest,—Despite efforts of .  ,A        .      ., .,
Austro-(lerman agents, Rouma- belt covering three miles on
nian public opinion remains firm- either side of the railway placed
ly convinced that Roumania will j in reserve for settlement in 1907,
shortly intervene against Aus-! SOme years prior to the construc-
tria. A result from diplomatic J tion of the rail
pour parlers, especially with the •
British governments, is awaited |   At the office of the government
with confidence. j agent at Cranbrook, about 12,000
building. No other nationality
will do the work of clearing,
grading, etc. They must be imported; and as they have drawn
their pay from time to time, not
expecting suspension of work,
they have remitted to their families abroad, mostly in Russia,
the surplus funds representing
their earnings, keeping for themselves only a small portion for
immediate needs until next payday. The stoppage of all work,
owing to inability of the railroads to raise money to continue
construction, has temporarily
thrown these men out of employment and made them a burden,
if not a menace, to the community.
The cost of feeding these men
is estimated to be about .1,30 to
$1.40 per week per man, and the
feeling is that if they were divided into gangs of about 100 men
each and each gang worked ore
day per week under the supervision of the Road Superintendent, a great deal of needed improvements in the vicinity could
be accomplished and the Govern -
to the thirty-nine
during the session.
bills  passed
the feeding is unworthily bestowed as many of the men have
money and .that they would not
work if required to do so. Then
that is the best way to find out
who is getting support not entitled to it. It is hard in any
other way to ascertain that fact.
On the principal that all charity
has a percentage of dead beats,
there is no doubt some of the
present effort along that line
comes under that charge.
A committee was appointed to
wait on Government Agent Heme
and ascei'tain what steps could
be taken properly to put the work
idea into force.
The committee learned that
I Mr. Heme was already in correspondence with the government
officials about the matter, and
that Police Inspector Owen would
he here shortly to take up the
subject in detail and report to
Victoria.
Police Inspector Owen arrived
in town Thursday morning and
_. y,,,^,,™ _.,_ „.. r.y_s„-,.g a. work Qn hjs
ment receive compensation for j Another meeting of the Cham-
their outlay. The work will have | ber of Commerce will be held
to be done sometime; why not j later, when all the facts are
now as a combination of charity j known, in conjunction with the
and industrial development? It j Fort George Board of Trade and
would be better for the men and | the Chamber of Commerce of
a benefit to the community. South, when definate action will
It has been said that much of I be taken,
Parliament
Prorogued.
OTTAWA.-Parliament was prorogued last Thursday afternoon. His
Royal Highness the Duke of Connaught
read the Speech from the throne as
as follows :
"Honorable Gentlemen of the
Senate, Gentlemen of the House
of Commons,
"In relieving you ft_\the present of
your arduous duties, I desire to thank
you for the diligence and ze&l with
which you have discharged them, and
especially for the timely and effective
measures which you have taken for
necessary co-operation with the United
Kingdom and the other Dominions of
His Majesty in the tremendous war
which has been forced upon our Empire.
It is my earnest prayer and my firm
hope that the aid thus promptly and
generously given will contribute in no
small measure to a complete and unmistakable success of the allied arms,
which alone can bring about an honorable and lasting peace.
"As this great struggle proceeds
there is no abatement in the intense
earnestness and determination of the
Canadian people to unite their efforts
with those of all the British Dominions
for the maintenance of our Empire's
integrity and for the preservation of
its institutions and liberties. From the
Atlantic to the Pacific the splendid
response to the call for men has fully
equalled all anticipations.
"In common with all thc people of
this Dominion I have been proud to
learn that the Canadian soldiers have
shown conspicuous bravery and efficiency on the field of battle and that
they have become themselves worthy
of fighting side by side with the be: t
troops of the Empire.
"Gentlemen of the house of Commons : In His Majesty's name I thank
you for the liberal provision you have
made for the carrying on thc affairs of
the country and for meeting the necessities of the war under the trying conditions which it has brought about.
"Honorable Gentlemen of the Senate
Gentlemen of the House of Commons :
I bid you farewell in the earnest hope
that the terrible conflict in which the
Empire is engaged may be brought to
a speedy and favorable conclusion, anil
in the firm belief that our country,
under the blessing of Divine Providence,
will then resume unchecked that career
of marked progress and abundant prosperity which it is destined to enjoy."
From a military standpoint
Roumania is admirably prepared.
Politicians affirm that Roumania
will fight Austria. A V> EEKI.Y JOURNAL Of LoPAl, GENERAL NEWS,  PUIiLISIfEl
Kvkiiv Friday at its Printing Office
in South Phut Georgk.
NORTHERN  INTERIOR PRINTING COMPANY,
Publishers and Proprietors,
South Pout George, R.
LTD.,
C.
I! I PAY,    AIM! II,
ii i»,
ill
Eastern Newspaper on
Railroad Building in B.C.
The United States is familiar
with the complaint of overbuilding, overexpansion, The entire
West has been admonished, cautioned,   warne'J by the  East a-
lines, and we can
with an  unshaken
future of  our  province,
confidence   is  justified   by
richness of our mineral deposits,
the development of which is still
in its infancy; our great area of
arable lands comprising millions
of   acres,   awaiting the settler;
our great timber resources; our
gainst giving too much  rein to! vast pulp wood forests and units energies.   The East of Can- developed   water  powers;    our
ada is today admonishing,  cau-jgrowing  manufacturing   estab.
tioning, warning British Colum- j lishments with home and foreign
bia along the. old familiar lines, markets, yet inadequately serv-
The fact is,   however,    British ed; our sound  banking system
Columbia is doing precisely what
thinking people throughout the
two nations are wishing all the
Provinces and States would do.
Nobody questions the character
of the improvements the Province is making. Everybody admits, must admit, that the improvements must be made if
British Columbia would be prepared for the expansion that the
growth of the entire Pacific
Northwest will force upon it tomorrow, next day or the day
after. And thoughtful people
realize that it is better to do
quicklv that which in any event
must be done for the Province
inevitably. Not a mile will be
added, they know, to the transportation facilities of British Columbia that will not increase its
debt-bearing and debt-paying
ability. Not a mile will be added that will not enhance to some
degree the value of every square
foot and every acre of land now
open or to be opened in the
Province to the home-seeker and
home-maker.
It is refreshing and encouraging to find British Columbia
lighting back depression with
enterprise, the most potent
weapon it can use under the circumstances. If it is going into
debt, its debts will not be paid
in the dull times that are upon
Canada now, but in the good
times that are coming. Because
the Province has not permitted
its energies to flag or its courage
to fail in the period of business
recession, but, on the contrary,
has been steadied and impelled
by faith in itself, it will be all
the better prepared for the return of prosperity, and it will
not have impaired its credit by
multiplying its assets.
— Christian Science Monitor, Boston.
No Reason for Pessimism
in British Columbia
war spirit that is in all vigorous
peoples, the war spirit which is
dishonorable as well as that
which is honorable. Militarism
and navalism may have precipitated war, but the peoples have
 accepted the authority and guid-
, i ance of their rulers in these de-
— —.-. I velopments  and have been ac-
ook forward complices in their ambitions.   In
belief in the! the   final  analysis the fault is
This! with the people themselves, and
the | there the remedy must be applied,
It is in the prescription of a
remedy that these earnest workers show essential differences.
One plan, based on the belief
that mere pacifism will never end
war, that force respects itself
and nothing else, would enforce
peace by means of a world congress perpetually restraining
aggressive secession. The fleets
of the allied world powers must
become the police of the wastes
and waters of the earth. Closely
allied to this conception of a
worldwide society based upon
force and the fear of punishment is the interesting suggestion of a commercial and social
boycott of any nation going to
war in spite of the world's disapproval.
The other plan, vaguely outlined, aims at the spiritual resurrection of men, a new mind, a
new set of dominant ideas, the
uprooting of the old doctrines of
hatred and suspicion and the inculcation of the lessons of peace
and love.
The comment in Canada,  both     The greatest obstacle to the
by Press and publicists, on the [ success of these peace schemes
and equitable laws, all of these
uniting to make this a land in
which the people of Europe,
weary of conscription and the
horrors of war, will doubtless in
increasing numbers seek a haven."
With Mr. Roger's views the
people of British Columbia will
be in cordial agreement. The
effect of the war has been to
strengthen rather than to diminish confidence in the future of
British Columbia.
Views on the War.
war and its probable effects is
most interesting. It is unfortunate that it happens to be a
time when most newspapers have
to exercise the most rigid economy, and thus are prevented
from producing more extensively
transatlantic views and comment.
is that want of faith which makes
men say war has always been
and must always be, which, for
instance, can see in the abolition
of the private armament firms of
the world only the birth of
"something else instead," more
corrupt and more evil, which
cynically declares that disarms
In the present war, the stay-
at-homes, to whom after all falls
the duty of keeping the fighting
men at the front, have a great
opportunity to furnish additional
help to the Empire in the greatest task it has ever undertaken.
Furthermore, in adding to the
strength and fitness of the Empire, they can benefit themselves
bodily, mentally and financially.
How? Let every man be a grower—not a mere non-producing
consumer, but an actual contributor to the country's wealth in
foodstuffs.
Britain needs and will need
every ounce we can spare of all
kinds of foodstuffs for man and
beast. Vegetables that you can
grow on your own idle wasted
land will save you purchasing for
your own use and at the same
time release just that much more
for export to Britain.
A campaign among the farmers from the Atlantic to the Pacific throughout the length and
breadth of Canada, has aroused
a universal determination to produce more and more, the practical result of which will be thousands and thousands of tons of
food and fodder next fall over
and above what would have been
produced had no impulse been
given to the movement for greater production.
All of which is well and good.
Now to bring the matter to your
very door. You can share in this
truly patriotic work by putting
that plot of land about your
house to some use. It is surprising how much good, wholesome
food can be raised on a small
piece of land; more surprising
still is the healthfulness and real
enjoyment that comes from the
doing of it.
The cost of seed sufficient to
raise vegetables for a family of
'KJ»
A Professor of Economics in j ment is an agreeable, but utterly , five persons all summer and fall,
Canada sees a broad silver lining j impracticable dream. But moral j with a generous surplus for pick-
to the dark war-cloud, and with!force and intense conviction and!ling, preserving and putting
much frankness considers Cana- i persistent devotion to high ideals down for winter may be placed
da's position to be rather fortun- have achieved wonderful results
ate for the following reason.— ; jn the world before today.   Be
at less than two dollars.   The
tools are simple and inexpensive.
"Before the war we stood out'cause man is imperfect it does What then stands in the way?
before the world as the chief of .not follow that he must be fu-
speculative  sinners,    and    our, tile; and more will be attained
troubles brought little sympathy | by action, even if it smacks of
but much   patronizing   advice, utopianism,   toward    bettering
Now the greater crash has swal- conditions than by lazily accept-
lowed up the lesser.   All lands, jng or deploring them,
warring and neutral alike, have     if peace can   be kept indefin-
been shaken to their economic | ately along the line  that is a
foundations.    Our troubles  be-j bond of friendship as well as a j
come  fairly   respectable   when'geographical   division   between1
viewed as the result of a world ; Canada and the United States,;
cataclysm,  not of our own bad]jt can be  kept throughout thei
Nothing but your own inertia,
and that you can quickly surmount. Fill in and mail that
coupon before you sleep this
night. Better still, do it right
now.
judgment."
A LASTING PEACE.
world.
From Jonathan Rogers, president of the Vancouver Board of
Trade, comes an optimistic statement regarding the   future   of
this province.   In his annual address to the members of  that!
institution he declared that he!
saw no reason for pessimism and! headquarters    verv
he emphasized the fact that con-''
ditions were basically sound. Mr.
Rogers spoke of some decreases
during the past year which had
been shown by comparative statistics as a result of the war, and
then continued:
;i  can not see the slightest
n, however, for pessimism,
hy we should not face the
of the situation calmly, and'es of the ruinous
even with equanimity.    There r0pe, this huge tragedy of west-!
are no factors in the situation|ern civilization, are to besought1
which, to my mind, should tend | beyond and beneath the faults
to impair the confidence of any0f Kings and Emperors and war'
reasonably well Informed person lords.    The reasons are to bej
as to the absolute soundness of I found  in   the  wild  pursuit of
wealth, rampant commercialism,
race hatreds,  lack of love and
charity  and  a   hundred   other,
faults of peoples that form wast-
There are two schools
thought busily engaged in formulating schemes for securing a
more or less permanent peace
between the peoples of the earth,
They take into account the limitations of human nature and
have no illusions as to the magnitude of the task.
These two agencies have no
organization, no officials, no
ittle conscious cohesion. But daily they
are becoming more recognizable
in the printed and platform utterances of thoughtful men in
every part of tho world; in time
it is to be hoped they will take
on a definiteness and a strength
of co-operation that will be felt
in the highest councils of nations.
Both are agreed that the caus-
conflict in Eu-
An exchange offers the following advice: "When you meet a knocker, hit
| him where his brains ought to be and
of kick him where his brains are."
HUMAN LIFE.
A little wail in the morning,
A little laugh very soon,
A little toil in the sunlight,
A little song at noon.
A little care with the shadows,
A little love, and anon
A little pain, and at nightfall
A little wail — and 'tis gone.
So long as we have two moving picture shows in successful operation,
there will be no dearth of amusements
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, ami
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soulh Fort George.    :   George Streel, I'rince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
our basic conditions.
"Our experience leads us to
the conclusion that while undesirable conditions have been
much in evidence, the great majority of our business houses,
both, wholesale and retail, have
been    conducted   along   sound
ing cankers upon the boasted
brilliancy of western civilization,
There are the vague national antagonisms,   the reservations  in
Fort forge Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL   REPAIRING.
Phni1P6   No' • S°UTH   FORT  GEORGE.
* u"«vB   No, 12 PRINCE  GEORGE.
TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE OFFERING SEVERAL CHOICE
FARMS CLOSE TO TOWN AT SPECIAL PRICES.
AND ON EASY TERMS.        :: :: :: ...
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.
L. R. WALKER, General Agent.
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AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINK
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 ratee on ap.
plication
Beat ot wines,
Liquors anel cigars
Albert Johnson, Prop.
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J. W. SANDIFORD,
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 oiH
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, George
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.
REAL ESTATE.
INSURANCE.
N. H. Wesley,
PRINCE   GEORG,    R. C.
Specialist in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
AdENT   FOR
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.
_J
A. BADGER,
HOUSE HOVER AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR.
Office: ROOM 6, ABOVE BANK B.N. A., PRINCE GEORCE.
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN.
Phone 57. II.     VVll^UL
varies from   year to  year.   In
1914, the average yield per acre
lliroughout the Northern Hemisphere was 13.83 bushels.   Last
year's crop averaged   .47  of a
bushel  higher  in   the   United
States than in Canada, but in the
previous year the average in the
Dominion was .5.84 bushels greater  than in the Republic.   The
Netherlands leads in yield per
acre with 35.99 and 37.18 bushels,   respectively  for 1913  and
1914, but for single years Denmark,  with 50.11  bushels   per
acre in 1913,  is far in advance
of any other country.   Belgium,
Prussia and the United Kingdom
come in that order for production
per acre,   the average for the
United  Kingdom   for  the  two
years last past being 32 bushels
per acre. Egypt ranks high with
upward of 28 bushels; Sweden
ranks a little below the United
Kingdom.      Canada    averaged
rather more than 18 bushels in
the two years, and the United
States  slightly over 15.   European Russia comes midway between  the  United  States and
Canada.   Mexico's yield was 2.97
bushels,  while Tunis went still
lower, or down to 2,08 bushels.
It is very clear from these averages that Canada has a great
deal to learn in the way of making her   fields fully productive.
The explanation of our low average,   compared with  the more
densely populated countries is to
be  found in  the  fact that the
latter  are  farmed   intensively,
while Canada is not.
have been received at Newark,
New Jersey, in the last three
weeks from industrial centres in
Great Britain and it is reported
that an order for 1000 more will
be made soon. Half of the number have sailed already and the
others await orders from the
British Government.
The men are wanted to fill the
places of those at war, that the
factories may be kept open. A
thousand men are said to be
wanted in one of the largest electrical manufacturing concerns in
Great Britain, at Liverpool. Free
transportation and six months'
work are guaranteed. Half rate
return passes alter a reasonable
period are also offered.
ing, a Hull, Quebec, scientist
| claims he has found a substitute
; for gasoline, and at a test before
several officials of the public
works department at Ottawa,
two tablespoonfuls of the liquid,
mixed with two quarts of water,
proved sufficient to run a 2 3-4
horse power engine for an hour
and a half. The discoverer claims
he will be able to manufacture
the liquid in any quantity at four
cents per gallon. The liquid does
not give off any smoke, and the
inventer asserts it will revolutionize the automobile and other
industries.
VIIV M 0   llllVI U I VIIIVIU
Big Paper Shipment to Australia
A WAR VICTIM.
"Do you really mean to tell me that
you are a European war sufferer?"
"Yes, lady; folks has been sendin' so
much grub an' tings across de water
di-y've had ter neglect us deservln'
cases at home.
The freighter Wyandotte of
the Union Steamship Company
of New Zealand's fleet recently
left Vancouver, carrying as part
of her cargo 800 tons of paper
for Australian and New Zealand
cities.
The British Columbia mills
supplying this shipment are located at Powell River. This is
the largest single shipment of
paper yet made from B. C. mills
to the Antipodes. Paper shipments to Australia saw their inception but three months ago,
and British Columbia paper is
now supplying a 'permanent demand,
British Columbia mills supply
the entire coast district south to
Mexico with paper, and the new
business opened up with Australia should just about double the
output.
The real diplomat is a woman who
can boss her husband without letting
him know it.
PRODUCTION IS PATRIOTISM.
Back Yards and Vacant Lots
The Empire's Call To Feed
Yourselves.
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
wny 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
This Department will forward free a special bulletin entitled
"The Vegetable Garden." The simple instructions are easy to follow
and make success practically certain, even to those without experience. The beat methods of cultivation for the following vegetables
arc fully described :—Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery,
Melons, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins, Carrots, Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, Salsify, (or Oyster Plant) Raddish, Peas, Beans
Corn, Egg Plant, Peppers, Spinach, Lettuce, Parsley, Sweet Herbs.
Asparagus, Rhubarb.
You will enjoy amateur gardening, nnd profit in health and pocket
as well. Children are immensely benefited, get a liberal education in
the most practical manner, have outdoor amusement away from tho
street, become the possessors of rich red blood, strong lungs, alert
minds. Identify yourself with the national movement. Be a grower.
Send for the bulletin and get your neighbors to do the same ; everybody will benefit by the friendly rivalry thus started. No stamp is
required on your envelope, for your coupon is truly "On His Majesty's
Service."
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 locally 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 belter citizens.
This Department has formulated a plan telling how thn various
civic organizations may be brought together to further this worthy
aim, and giving suggestions how to launch nnil carry nn the work ton
successful issue. Write at once feer the form of organization and got
your community properly started in performing its share of "Greater
Production."
Canadian No Postage Required.
Publications Branch, Canodian Dept. of Agriculture, Ollawa, Canada.
Department Of Ploase send me Bulletin, entitled "The Vege
table Garden.''
ASriCUI,Ure> Name	
Ottawa, Canada.      Address	
_^^^___^___  , Town or City  Prov	
German Cruiser at
Newport News
The German converted cruiser
Kron Prinz Wilhelm arrived at
Newport News, Virginia, last
week under cover of darkness.
Sixty of her crew are ill with
beri-beri.
She had on board sixty-one
British sailors taken from British vessels she had sunk.
This ship escaped from New
York at the outbreak of the war
and has been one of the most
sensational commerce raiders on
the high seas. She has been
singularly lucky in evading capture by warships. She has sunk
nine British, four French and
one Norwegian ship. She will
probably intern at her port of
landing.
When cleverness becomes  a bore it
goes to the limit.
DUPLICATING BELGIUM.
One of the results confidently
counted upon and boasted of in
Germany of Turkey's participation in the European struggle
was a holy war. A holy war such
as Mohammedanism knew a
thousand or more years ago
meant fanatical massacres of
Christians and uprisings by peoples believing in the Prophet a-
gainst whatever civil authority
might be placed over them.
There has been no holy war in
India, where Britain rules millions of Mohammedans, or in
Egypt. But, as might have been
expected, violence has been exerted in Persia and elsewhere
against American missions, many
of whose converts have been
killed, while others have been
driven from their homes outraged and despoiled.
Is the guilt of Germany in Belgium to be more than duplicated
elsewhere?
London. — "We referred recently to evidence of a Canadian
revival," says the Observer's financial editor, "and there seems
no reason to doubt them. Railroad returns may not as yet be
alluring, but there is reason to
hope for better trade generally.
The enhanced profits from agriculture must mean a great accession of wealth. We are not saying for a moment that things are
satisfactory in the Dominion, but
there does seem ground for saying that the worst may have
been seen and that recovery now
is setting in. It is evident that
the railroads are practising severe economy and the country is
in a more cautious mood. We
take it also that the bankers
mean to see things kept on sound
lines."
Uniform High Standard of Quality
PrOlll    Soil.   Ill    tee    Si':l-.111,   I'll   .Irillg
continuous success to tho planter.
OUR "LION" BRAND FIELD SEEDS
Kj&fa CHALLENGE THE WORLD FOR
IKS mm.
1   ■   11     <i) WHITE  FOR  CATALOOUK
M.,__Jr\ To-day,
'HhIIbIM iStecte-Briggs Seed Co.Limite^l
;..  ItmU-VI,   .   Winnipeg  ,  Manitoba
Japan is not so slow. In the election
now going on in that country speeches
are being delivered to the electorate
by phonographs. But what satisfaction would therp be in heckling a phonograph?
While self-confidence H important,
the confidence of other people will also
help some.
United States has Greatest Grain
Area of its History under Cultivation
Washington.—Prospects of the
winter wheat crop planted last
fall on the greatest acreage in
the country's history, were that
619,000,000 bushels would be
produced. This estimate by the
department of agriculture, based
on the condition of the growing
crop on April 1st, may be increased or decreased, according
to the changes in condition from
that date to time of harvest.
NECESSARY PRELIMINARIES.
Country Doctor (superintendent of
Sunday-school)— "Now children, who
can tell me what we must do in order
to go to heaven?"
Bright Boy —"We must die.'1
Country Doctor - "Quite right, but
what must we do before we die?"
Bright Boy—"Get sick and send for
you."
THE MAN WITB SAND.
If you're clown and out —discouraged-
And your very soul hangs loose,
And you ask yourself the question,
Weary, heartsick: "What's the use?"
Just remember that you're needed
In this grim old world of ours,
That you're part of it — we need you
In its sunny times and showers.
And although it may seem useless-
More than human soul can stand, -
You belong to the Creator,
And thc Lord loves men with sand.
.ever quit!   God hates a quitter!
Force a smile, it's only right;
Other fellows, worn and weary,
Stumble in life's dreary night,
And you owe them and must pay them;
Surely you can understand
That with God you must be honest
And show up that you have sand.
Throw aside your fears of fbilure;
Look about you everywhere;
See the fellows, sad, discouraged,
Who are victims of despair.
And it's up to you to show them,
By the way you fight and stand,
That the world deserts the quitter
And backs up the man with sand.
-Selected.
THE CHURCHES
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st Sunday |
at 7 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy i
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and  sermon
8:15.
Presbytorian Church
Row A. C. Justice, pastor,
Services ; 11 a. m. and 7.30
p. m, Gospel sorvice.
11 a. m.-The Minister.
7.30. p. m.-The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m,
Trade Outlook Is Bright
Sir Wilfrid Laurier says he believes that aa soon as the war is
over a great trade will be developed
with Russia. Ue expects at an
early date to see a steamship service
established between Prince Rupert
and Vladivostok. The ships would
carry large quantities of Canadian
products, including agricultural
implement, and railway supplies.
Sir George Foster stated that efforts were being' made to develop
industry, whieh, on the Pacific
coast more particularly, had been
in a bad way since the outbreak of
the war. In eastern Canada tin-
situation had been improving slightly, there being an increase in,the
number of inquiries from abroad.
With the particular object of helping the coast lumber trade, IT. R.
MaeMillan, of the British Columbia
forestry department, had been appointed a special commissioner to
visit Japan, China, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,
South America, and the British
Isles, lie hoped that as a result of
these special inquiries many new
openings would be found for the
British Columbia lumber trade!.
Replying to a question by A. K.
Maclean, Sir (ieorge snid it was
probable that the Dominions trade
commission would continue its inquiry this year. It was possible
that the commission would meet in
Vancouver in the late summer and
continue its work in Canada. The
matter was now under advisement.
"After peace comes," said Mr.
Foster, "there will be a splendid
opportunity for tbe development of
trade with Russia, more particularly
Siberia. That portion of (be Russian empire bears a close resemblance to western Canada, there
being big development in the construction of railways and in agriculture."
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
"GURNEY STOVES." Our PRICES
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.
LOOK UP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO, LTD.
W. F. COOKE, Pres.
RUSSELL PEDEN. Vice-Pres. G. E. M cLAUGM.ll. Secretir;
BEFORE BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
HARRY M. BURNETT
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver nnd Eighth Streets,
PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
Fort Geoi-lte, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green. Mer.
Nelsun, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros, Borden & Co.
Civil Enjiown, Dominion & B. C. Und Surveyors
Surveys of LandB, Mines. Townsites. Timber
Limits, Etc.
g|   G. T. P. R.   f§
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-35 p m.
West Bound- Arrive I'rince George Wednesdays & Saturdays S 00 p.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-15 ,,
Arrive .rince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  6-30 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bound- Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    „ „ „ „ 8-45   „
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and Mondays 8-00 a.m.
CONNECTIONS AT EDMONTON TO AND FROM POINTS EAST
Travel via the
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
W. J. QUINLAN,
Ui strict I'liSHenger Airent,
Winnipeg, Mun,
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort George.
HARRY   COUTTS,
Pkohiictoii.
DNUMMOND ft  MOKAT,
Machinists.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. ,    - ,      \ ett,   ee.l^lH   I'".       I MIN -
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ever llu1 opportunity lo see tlic
Rev. A. Sinclair of Fort George movjng picture based on the story
will occupy the pulpit of the Knox js prec!ented you mi Monday and
Presbyterian Church Smith Fort Tuesday next week, at the Dream-
George Sunday evening, while Rev. j ].,,„] Presented 306 consecutive
Mr. Justice will conduct the services times al the Astor Theatre, New
ai the Presbyterian Church   in Central on that night.
York, and spoken of by the Now
York Sun, Chicago News, Philadelphia Ledger. Baltimore American,
Brooklyn Times, and Boston Globe,
in the highest praise.
The Anniversary Services  of the
Odd   Fellows  will  be   held   ill the
Presbyterian Church,  Fort George,
Sunday morning  next,   Apr. 25th,      On and after May
at   11   o'clock,  Rev. Mr. Morrison of evening service at
officiating. Aut03 will be in attend- Church, will again
ance for ladies and  children.    Pa-
rade from Flail at Prince at 10:1,5
sharp.
:nd, the time
St. Stephen's
7-30.
The Panama News Sbimls on
George Street, I'rince George, and
! Hamilton Street. Soutli Fort (leorge
Why not the Ponnd Law for the Georges?
Those residents who are contemplating gardens to help the Empire
would do well to take note of the
action of our neighbors at Quesnel
who have invoked the aid of the
Pound Bylaw, the following notice
appearing in the "Observer": "The
citizens of Quesnel' and the surrounding disti'ict are hereby notified
that the Pound Bylaw, in effect in j future.
Quesnel and District l.ol 385, will |affair arc
lie strictly enforced on and after
.May 1st next. By order, Quesnel
Hoard of Trade."
have your Home Newspapers, also
Magazine-. Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. You will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date in everything.
Tin: Panama Nkws Co.
>mii  m va   I wa l«vi
Offensive.
Those interested in the lands to
be thrown open to pre-emption on
Ibe 1Mb ed' May at 9 a.m., will do
well to read the Notice by the Deputy Minister of Lands in this issue
regarding the securing of a ticket.
This will do away with the frequent
long waiting inline at the Government ollice.
•   •   •   •   •
TO-NIGHT!
OPERATIC ANO DRAMATIC ENTERTAINM'T
at the Princess Theatre, Third Ave.
at 8:15, under direetion of Mrs. W.
E, Radeck, of Prince.
Those who heard Mrs. Radeck
last winter in the two short sketches
at the Rex, will be glad of this opportunity to hear her again. We
are informed that the entertainment
being put on to-night is something
quite out of the ordinary, about 24
people taking part in the comic
opera "Trial by Jury'' and the
production "Pillicoddy." General
admission, 25c. Reserved, 50c.
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Baseball Meeting.
All persons interested in Baseball
in the three towns of Prince George,
FortGeorge, and South FortGeorge,
whether players or "just fans," are
asked to attend a meeting to be held
in the Princess Theatre Building, on
Third Avenue, Prince George, on
Monday night, at ,S o'clock.
II. A. Carney, donater of the
Carney Cup, will be in the chair
and call the meeting to order.
OU R Telegraph Office at Prince
George iu now open for bujiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Kort George will po
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT GEORGE . ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
BIG DANCE AND BAZAAR.
Another dance ami bazaar is
cheduled for the not too distant
The people behind the
the ladies of the Church
of England; the object: to help raise
funds for the erection of an English
Church in Prince George; the date.•
EMPIRE DAY (May 21); the place:
Kitls-Kifer Hall.    Details later.
PRE-EMPT0RSWANT60VT.ASSISTANCE
At a Pre-emptors meeting, held
in the Princess Theatre, Third Ave.,
Monday evening, il was resolved to
approach the Government authorities through Govt. Agt. Mr. Heme
and ask for assistance in the form
of a loan, so tbat the pre-emptors
could stay on their land.
The general business depression
has hit many of the pre-emptors exceedingly hard, inasmuch as it has
been practically impossible for them
to earn anything. Many have had
a very meagre existence during the
past winter, and only tbe hope of
new activity in spring kept up their
j spirits, This activity seemingly is
being much delayed, so much so
that the pre-emptors feel themselves
forced to seek relief through other
than the ordinary channels of labor.
The plan as adopted asks the
Government for a loan of about
8100 per man, which loan, the men
reason, could be repaid by road-
work, preferably in their own respective districts. Or they are willing to agree to repay the loan, —
in fact will agree to anything reasonable so long as the object of
getting that necessary "grub-stake"
is achieved.
Although the Government is already doing considerable to relieve
the present condition of unemployment, not alone in our district but
.ill over the province, it is to be
sincerely hoped that some method
will be devised to enable the pre-
emptors to remain on their land.
1 For after all, as has been frequently
pointed out in these columns, the
improved agricultural lands are our|
greatest asset. And the sooner these
lands an
cultivation,   the    sooner    will
City of the
inence.
Rome.—Official communications
received by the Italian cabinet and
statements made by Germans in
official circles have given tlle impression here that the German general staff has abandoned plans for
a general offensive movement on the
French front and has decided simply
to maintain the defensive. This information has caused a deep impression here, because it is believed
to signify that Germany has no hope
of penetrating further into France.
CHANGE   IN   FORCES.
Geneva.—A Vienna despatch says
that at a council of war, presided
over by Field Marshall Yon Hinden-
burg, it was decided that the Austrian heavy artillery now before
Verdun, in the department of Mouse
France, should be transferred to Poland and that the Hungarian cavalry
now on the westeyn front be sent
back to Cracow.
Turkish Torpedo Boat
Sunk After Long Hunt.
Chios.—After three weeks spent
in playing hide and seek with the
allied Meet at the month of the Dardanelles, the Demir Hissar, a Turkish torpedo boat, lies a wreck in the
Kallanioti Bay.
The boat, tbe size of which was
small, must not be taken as any
criterion of the importance of the
incident. The Demir Hissar was
the only Turkish vessel which succeeded in eluding the Allies' watch
at the outlet from the strait, and
she was in a position to inflict terrible damage in the neighborhood.
This was, indeed, her special mission, according to statements made
by several members of her crew.
Joseph Martin, K.C. in his Liberal paper, the Vancouver Journal,
continues his discussion of the new
Liberal platform which has heen
adopted by tbe party in this province. Mr. Martin pays special at-11
tention to tho clause relating to J
labor. That plank in the new plat- j |
form makes several promises, all
too indelinate to be binding. It
pledges the Liberal party to "assure
a reasonable wage, fair working conditions and decent surroundings for
nil classes of labor," calls for a
workman's compensation act and
for "taking such stepsns shall eliminate the suffering now falling upon
the workers in times of financial
depression."
Mr. Martin characterizes these
promises to bring about thi! millen-
ium as "guff" and asks how his
party proposes to make effective
these conditions; He thinks it is a
"general indelinate bid for votes . .
which, when it is looked at, actually means nothing whatsoever, and
the Liberal party might come into
power and do nothing about this
question, and still it would he impossible for their opponents to point
out where they have gone wrong."
Of the promise lo take steps to
eliminate suffering during times
of financial depression Mr. Martin
asks, "Did anyone ever read such
utter trash?"
FORT   GJEUKGE   TRADING
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$3.00 Per Cord Delivered.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siclinp
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
L.
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HEAL ESTATE. REAL ESTATE.
M. C. WIGGINS
SPECIALIST   IN   PRINCE   GEORGE   LOTS,
FARM LANDS, AND ACREAGE.
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OFFICE :
THIRD AVENUE, OFF GEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE.
V
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Wad Men Whom He Has Met
Farm Production in
Canada Grows Amazingly
Canada has made amazing progress in farm production during the
past 12 years. The area under field
crops has increased 79 per cent; the
value of farm products has increased 98 per cent; the value of lands,
implements, buildings and live stock
has increased 1 (if! per cent; the
value of live stock alone has in-
Creased 145 per cent.
Joe Martin Scores Liberals
Mr. Joseph Martin, who is Sir
Wilfrid Laurier's accredited agent
iu British Columbia, in a leading
article in his Vancouver Ev'g. Journal, says: "We regret exceedingly
that without any reason whatsoever,
so far as we can judge, the leaders
of the Liberal party in Vancouver,
who are, we understand, very numerous, have made a, terrible mess
of (be political situation in this
city. As things are, it looks to us
iropcrly brought under jlls if i( w>" be entirely hopeless to
the'expect to elect any of the six Liber-
Contractors & Builders
NO BUILDING IS TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL TO
RECIEVE OUR CAREFUL ATTENTION
Get Our Estimates Free of Charite.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
OFFICE
SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIRD STREET
U. S. Rear Admiral Peary says that
in 100 years the United States will rule
all North America.   Oh, very well; wc
ing but his ancestors to brag on, won't I wl!1 not be mn*in« much ovcr il b
keep him quiet,
" His  red   indian   friends   who
would lay down their lives for bim,'' j
was the subject discussed   by (len.
Hugh L. Scott at a banquet in Salt
Lake City.   Gen. Scott is honored i = ■ ■ ■     ■  ■ -
because, without a display of force,!. One encounters so much impudence I
, .  ,       ,     ;   ' «• . 't seems  the not act should be read
he persuaded a band a  Piutes to more regularly.
abandon the war-path. j    The mere fact that a man has noth-1
In addition to devotion, the Indians whom this soldier has met have
exhibited a keen sense of justice,
absolute truthfulness and a scrupulous regard for their agreements.
When they have appeared lo be intractable or violent it was due to
fear, oppression, or misunderstanding.
Ji' primitive peoples possess these
virtues, and there is much evidence
that many of them do, how are we
to account for the fact that civilization proceeds on the theory that
many if not most men must lie
watched, bonded, restrained and
threatened ? Our great poliee and
military establishments, our ponderous law books, our endless litigations, are due in the main to the
fact that we cannot or will not trust
each other, or, so doing, find ourselves betrayed.
When a Brigadier General is able
to say that he has had more friends
among wild men that he could depend upon, than among members
of his own race, he lodges an indictment that cannot lie sneered away.
:: Job Work Ni'Ully und Promptly Ks
PHONE   26
»      PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE and SHOP:
THIRD AVENUE EAST
that time anyway.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
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Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
ALSO BUTTER, CHEESE & EGGS.
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL PARTS OF CITY.
South Fort George :: Prince George :: Central Fort George
Phones«
Phono7
Phone 35
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
(leorges grow in prom- U]
ROOMS TO RENT
AT TIIE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Orand Union)
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFE
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hoi and Cold Water Baths
C. BURCH       -      - Proprietor
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business, Always has
and always will be the best
Cone and give us a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
Seed Advance To Settlers.
ONE car load of Abundance Seed Oats
is being imported into the Northern
Interior by the Department of
Agriculture for sale to settlers who are
unable to pay cash for their seed. Notes
due December 1st, 1915, without interest
arc required for all seed obtained. Application and note forms are avail eble
at the Government Agent's Office,
South FortGeorge. Applications should
be tilled and foi warded at once with
notes to .'over purchase price nnd the
freight from Telkwa to local station.
The price at Telkwa is three cents per
pound. This will make the price at
Prince George $'j.<l!) per hundred.
The maximum order allowed any one
settler is 1000 pounds. Orders should
be multiples of 85 pounds. No grain
will be sold for other than seeding purposes and purchaser must have his
acreage ready for oats vouched for by
two of his neighbors.
H. E. WALKER,
Provincial Agriculturist.
Government Agent's Office,
South FortGeorge. St-4-2..
his now in tho field through tho
efforts of tho Liberal party.'' Yet
we hnve Keen eluded for asking if
there is any platform upon which
the Liberals are agreed. —Colonist,
YOUNG GLADSTONE DEAD XT FRONT
London.-The death is announced
in France of W. G. €. Gladstone,
M, P. for Kilmarnock Burghs since
1911, a grandson of the former
great Liberal lender. No details are
given of the denth of the young M.
P., who was 29 years of ago,
The Into .Mr. Gladstone visited
British Columbia on a tour of Can*
adn about four years ago.
Ore For Smelter
The Cordillera Mining Company
of I'sk bus a car of ore in town
awaiting shipment to the Grnndby
Smelter. The ore ifi very high grndc
nnd the owners nre very optimistic
nbout the results of this shipment,
— Prince Rupert Daily News.
r~
It takes  all  kinds of people, they
say,  to make a world; some of the
finest type of body and mind,  others
extremeiy poor specimens of a fallen
but uplifted race.   Some, like thc sedulous bee,  find sweet honey in every
blossom among briars and  bi amble*, |
and others, poisoned and soured therif-1
selves,  frown  at  every  sunshine  ofl
their neighbors.    Truly,   this   world I,
seems to be balanced by adverse conditions and principles.
NOTICE TO INTENDING PRE-EMPT-
ORS re LANDS OPEN MAY 18, 1915.
In the matter of certain land to be
thrown open for pre-emption at 9 octock
in the forenoon of May 18th,  1915, and
situated on the   South Fork  of  the
Fraser River and on the Canoe Piver,
and in order to obviate the necessity of
intending applicants waiting in line at
the Government office for tour or five:
weeks,  it has  been   decided   by  the
Lands Department to issue to the re- i
spective   applicants   in the order of j
their priority,  tickets,  which may be
obtained at the Government Office at I
South Fort George, B. C.
On the 18th of May at 9 oclock the
Government Agent will proceed to call
euch name and number three times,
and if the person to whom that particular  number was issued fails to respond, he will lose his priority and the
next consecutive number will follow.
R. A. Rknwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C.
If H'
Yon want,
Go to
, Blair & Co.
LIMITED.

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