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 VOL. er>, NO. 27.
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Declare Blockade of Entire
Coast of German Empire
LONDON.--The establishment J of a step through which
a virtual blockade of hostile j were likely to suffer.   He
countries is Great Britain's reply
to Germany's attacks on merchant shipping, as was announced officially on Monday by Premier Asquith in a momentous
speech in the House of Commons.
Commodities of every kind will
be prevented from leaving or
reaching the enemy's ports,
without, however, involving risks
to neutral vessels or their crews.
Studiously avoiding the terms
"blockade" and "contraband"—
for these words occur nowhere in
the prepared statement—the premier explained that after this
day the allies considered themselves justified in attempting and
Fifth Avenue,
Railway Construction.
t„no «n _ _  -.1   II  was  reP°rted about town
fiillew lled t0 ,ts this week on excellen
full seating capacity and several! that
stood through part of the even !
ngon Tuesday night,  when
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are quite prepared," he j and Central.
Different speakers addressed
the meeting on the need of organization and there was not a dissenting vote on the question of
amalgamating  the   three   ex-
would attempt "to detain  andjavoidably detained,  was in his
seat to hear the prime minister's
speech, and there was frequent
cheering. The galleries were
packed. When the premier concluded his set statement and,
turning to the speaker, said:
That, sir, is our reply," there
patience of countries in the face j was a tremendous outburst.
in taking such a step tbe j central Liberal Organization was
allies had done so in self-defence.
"We _____
went on, "to submit to the arbitrament of neutral opinion and
still more to the verdict of impartial history, that in the circumstances in which we have
been placed we have been moderate; we have been restrained;
we have abstained from things
that we were provoked and
tempted to do, and we have a-
dopted a policy which commends
itself to reason, to
and to justice." _L___,_,,_i
Every member of the house
not at the front in khaki, or un
take into port ships carrying
goods of presumed enemy destination, ownership or origin."
The premier emphasized, however, that vessels and cargoes so
seized were not necessarily liable
to confiscation and  begged the1'"
Moose Hall,
rrmce Oeorge, ,._„ .„1CU tu ilb _-..« wee|( on excellent authority
work on the Pacific Great
Eastern   would  be   commenced
shortly on the northern extension.
This will certainly bring to Prince
(ieorge and neighboring towns,
if true, that support and circulation of trade and money that is
so much needed to stimulate the
development here.
In addition to the Pacific (Ireat
-    — i Eastern construction, the Grand
ecutives into one.   The speakers ] Trunk Pacifi
also freely predicted that a Lib-
Activities in Dardanelles Continuing.
LONDON,—The admiralty late I batteries  and
Hon. M. Burrell
Formally Opens
Canada Building
judgment of the national mind.
The thousand league boundary,
unmarred by a single fort, stands
unique, unparalled, a shining and
glorious example to the world."
Acknowledgement of the message from King George was expressed by President Moore of
the exposition.   Addresses were
San Francisco.— A message of
good will    and   congratulation, ,        .  .   . ,
from King George of England'also ™"?e by Judge W. B. Lam-
was conveyed officially to the ?r\,United States commissioner
Panama-Pacific International Ex- *<> the exposition; Governor Hi
position last wek by the Hon, j?m Jo~ of California, and
Martin Burrel. minister of agri- ™r Rol'jl1 uof Sa" Francisco.
culture of the Dominion of Can. i . Ff™m* his address, Presi-
dent Moore presented Minister
Burrell with a handsome bronze
ada, on the occasion of the dedication of the Canadian- pavilion
at the Exposition.
"The King feels," said Minister Burrell, "that there is no
douht that this great undertaking
will be attended with marked
success and prove worthy of the
vast achievement which it celebrates.
"His majesty rejoices to think
his Dominion of Canada is taking
part in this exhibition, and thus
testifying to the appreciation of
the British empire at the linking
of the Atlantic with the Pacific
and at the happy results which
may be expected from the mingling of the waters of the two
"I am also charged with a
message from His Majesty's
government expressive of their
good wishes and those of all
British subjects to the organizers
of the exposition. May it be a
good presage for the peace and
happiness of the world."
The ceremonies took place on
the north steps of the Canadian
pavilion, which has been unanimously judged to be one of the
finest of the foreign buildings at
the exposition, as well as containing perhaps the most comprehensive and graphic display
to be found on the grounds. In
the coarse of his remarks, the
Minister said: "Once more Canada gladly tenders you her tribute of praise and active co-operation. Your government invited
all nations of the earth to take
Part in this exposition and they
have finely responded. That
Canada's participation should be
Prompt and whole-souled is both
"atural and fitting. The social
and industrial intercourses of our
people are yearly increasing. Between the two countries, from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, there
exists the longest and safest
""rder in the world, Our very
Nearness has created peculiar
difficulties and differences, but
for 100 years the arbitrament of
the sword has been thrust aside
tor that finer and successful ap-
Pejl to the sober and reasoned
plaque commemorating the event.
All the commissioners representing foreign nations at the
exposition were invited as guests
on the occasion, Among those
present were Hon. Alfr. Deakin,
commissioner from Australia,
and Mrs. Doakin; Edmund Clifton, commissioner from New
Zealand; H. Yamawaki, commissioner from Japan; Commissioner
Anastagasti, of Argentina; Commissioner J. A. Robertson, of
Queensland, and Commissioner
F. T. Fricke, from Victoria, Australia; Ernesto Nathan, commissioner from Italy, and numerous
other commissioners and exposition dignitaries.
Johnson • Willard Bout
in Havana Now.
Toronto.—Tom Flanagan, who
trained Jack Johnson, the negro
pugilist for the tight with James
Jeffries at Reno, announced he
had received a cablegram from
Johnson at Havana, in which
Johnson said he had called off
the fight with Jess Willard set
for March Cth at Juarez, and that
the fight would take place in
Flanagan gave out the text of
the cable from Johnson at Havana as follows:
"Will fight Willard here. Fight
will draw as much as Jeffries-
Johnson fight. There is not a
chance for me to go to Mexico."
El Paso, Texas,—Jack Curley
promoter of the Johnson-Willard
bout at Juarez, announced he
would leave immediately for Havana, where, he said, Johnson re
mained. He said that his
Cuba did
eral member would be elected for
this new constituency at the first
The  following   officers   were
elected :
Honorary president, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier; president, C. A. Gaskill;
first vice-president, H. G. Perry ;
second vice-pres. Barney Folk;
secretary-treasurer, A. D. Lamb;
executive : J. R. Campbell, R. A.
Grant, W. Sommerton, D. J.
Baker, J. Macleod, C. H. Keddie,
J. H. Matthie, C. C. Macleod,
Alex. Hunter, Tom Stretch, C,
Deykin, and J. Scott, with power
to add to their number.
The following resolution, copies
of which ai-e being forwarded to
Sir Wilfrid Laurier at Ottawa,
and H. C. Brewster at Victoria,
was proposed by G. C. Macleod,
seconded by C. H. Keddie, and
carried unanimously;
" Be it resolved that the Lib- j
erals of Prince George, B. C. j
express our confidence  in  the!
Dominion opposition, and particularly in the venerable statesman
and leader of Liberalism at its
head, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, it be
ing our belief that the events of
the past few years, and especially the war in   Europe,   have
demonstrated to a larger degree
than ever the  wisdom of  the
trade and naval policies of the
Liberal party of  Canada,
from both Imperial and National
"And be it further resolved
that we express our confidence
also in the liberal platform and
party of British Columbia, led by
H. C. Brewster, and, having regard to the future welfare of the
province, pledge our efforts to
elect a Liberal Government at
"And be it further resolved
that we not only hope and look
forward to seeing Sir Wilfrid
Laurier at the head of the Government of Canada, after the
next election, but also that he
will come to the west, travelling
at least one way over the (irand
Trunk Pacific to see one of the
fruits of fifteen years of Liberal
rule, and we hereby tender him
an invitation to address the people
of this city."
cannounces that with
the coming of spring and as soon
as work on the track can be commenced, 2000 men will be employed from McBride to Fort
unto him.
Anarchy in Mexico.
There is nothing but anarchy
in Mexico today.   No congress,
no law courts of any degree, no
police whatever, no diplomatic or
consular service, no church,  no
established institution.
Each chief is a law
self.   The value of the peso is
now under twelve cents, and the
tendency to go lower is apparent.
Each "general" in the field, and
there are scores of them, has a
printing outfit in hii train. When
he needs money,  he turns the
handle and the damp notes fall
out.   This money he forces upon
the poor unfortunate community.
[Naturally the forgeries amount
| to millions of pesos. Occasionally
i a decree is issued making it obligatory to present all the money
in one's possession to a stamp
office to be "re-validated"   The
Mexican certainly seems to have
solved the problem 'of how to
create money, and how to redeem
it, even if he has been unable to
solve the problem of a constitutional government.
Both Villa and Carranza seem
to be getting all the arms they
want from the United States, so
presumably it is only a question
of paying for them. There should
be a point of exhaustion but it
seems a long way off under such
circumstances. Neither of these
two leaders seems capable of
handling the situation. Perhaps
Obregon may come to the front.
He is a military man and at least
something better than a brigand
or a theorist.
late last night issued the following report:
Operations in the Dardanelles
were resumed early in the week
when the Triumph, Ocean and
Albion entered the straits and
attacked fort, No. 8 and batteries
at Whitecliffe. The lire was returned by forts and also by field
guns and howitzers. An air re-
connaisance made by naval seaplanes brought report that successful new gun position had
been prepared by enemy but nn
guns erected in them. Seaplanes
also located surface mines.
During Monday night a force
of mine sweepers covered by destroyers swept within mile and
a half of (iape Kephez, and their
work which was carried out under fire is reported to have been
excellent. Casualties sustained:
during the day were slight, a-
mounting to only six wounded.
Four French battleships operated off Bulair and bombarded
Operations at entrance of
straits already reported have resulted in destruction of forty
guns ranging from 6 to 11 inches;
eleven guns below 6 inches, four
Nordenfeld guns and two searchlights. Magazines of forts six
and three also have been demolished,
Further report states Tuesday
the Canopus, Swiftsure and
Cornwall engaged fort No. 8. A
heavy fire was opened on them
by fort No. 9, together with
field batteries and howitzers.
Fort No. 9 was damaged and
ceased firing at 5:30 in the afternoon, and although three ships
were hit, only casualty was one
man slightly wounded. Seaplane
reconnaisance was impossible owing to weather. Mine sweeping
operations were continued
through the day. The attack
The Russian cruiser Askold
has joined the allied fleet off
Roumania to put an
Army in Field in April
A despatch from Paris states
that N. Mizu, Roumanian minister to London, has assured the
British government that the Roumanian army would take the
field in April.
An agreement has been signed
in London providing for a loan of
$26,000,000 from the Bank of
England to the Bank of Roumania against Roumanian treasury
TakeJonescu, Roumanian minister of the interior, was reported in December to have said that
"any nation keeping out of the
present struggle commits moral,
political and economical suicide."
Ought to Treat
Them as Pirates
The Germans attacking Warsaw find
I the exercise about as healthy as tack*
j ling a buz?, saw.
In these times nf financial Btrcss it is
hard to put through even a diplomatic
note without a protest.
Will Seek Peace
of Nations at War.
Chicago.-A national peace conference was opened here last
week for the purpose of adopting
a plan by which the sympathy,
influence and aid of the American
people may be tendered nations
involved in the European war and
the cause of early peace promoted.
The conference, attended  by
I peace advocates from all parts of
i__ »_,_ ..._..... trip to! the nation, was held under the
not of necessity mean auspices of the Emergency Fed-
the transfer of the fight to Hav-j eration of Peace Forces.   Miss
ntured no! Jane Addams of Chicago was the
Special telegrams to the Incorporation Committee of Prince
George were received from Victoria, Wednesday, that the Bill
incorporating the city would be
introduced in the Provincial Legislature this week.
Quite some time has been necessary in the work of perfecting
the measure to bring in all the
various phases peculiar to this
incorporation, possibly differing
materially from all other act* of
incorporation heretofore passed
in this province, It is expected
that this will be one of the last
bills passed before the session of
the legislature terminates.
Paris.—The Matin prints a dispatch from the correspondent at
Athens, who repeats the story
published several times recently
that the Sultan of Turkey is preparing to leave Constantinople
and to this end imperial trains
are kept with steam up in the
railway station. The inhabitants
of the Prinkipo Islands in the Sea
of Marmora, not far from Constantinople, have been instructed
to hold themselves in readiness
to leave.
A cheery »oul writes from thc trenches to say that he has very comfortable
Prisoners Attend Show
and Return Unguarded
ana. However, he ve
prediction as to the outcome of
the already complicated situation.
Curley's announcement followed
his receipt of a cablegram from
Johnson, the contents of which
were not given out.
Edwin D, Mead, director of the
World's Peace Foundation of
Boston, in an address, said that
in the present war the neutral
nations had been silent too long,
Fifty-five unguarded prisoners
from the federal military ..prison
at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas,
came into town on an electric
car recently, formed in line
headed by a band, marched to a
theatre where they gave a minstrel performance, and returned
to the prison with not a man
missing. The party was accompanied only by the prison chaplain, under whose direction the
performance was given. The
prisoner minstrels played to a
capacity house and donated the
proceeds of the affair to the
American Red Cross.
C. P. R. to Raise
Engineering Corps.
Ottawa.—A specialengineering
corps of 500 Canadian engineers
is to be organized by the Canadian Pacific Railway for service at
the front, A request received
some time ago from the war office
for the formation of such a corps
whose duties it will be to rebuild
bridges, replace rights of way
and perform other work of this
kind, very necessary in modern
Vice-President George Bury of
the C. P. R. on request offered
to undertake this work as he is
naturally in a better situation to
secure the right kind of men than
the government. The heavier
equipment for this corps will be
supplied by the British war office
but the smaller and lighter equipment will be supplied by Canada
and transported with the corps.
The corps which Vice-President
Bury has undertaken to organize
will be commanded by a man high
in the engineering world of the
dominion and it is understood
that an official of the C. P. R.
itself may secure the position.
The corps according to present j
indications will be about COO.
London.— English newspapers
are ceasing the attempts to minimize the importance of the submarine campaign. The public
attitude generally is that we
must now wholly trust our own
The demand grows that we
should treat submarine crews,
sinking unarmed merchantmen
without warning, as pirates. The
Morning Post says; "Germany,
on the sea, is hostis humani generis, and the sooner the fact is
recognized, the better. It is often said that the law of nations
has no force, there existing no
means for enforcing it; but the
fact remains that pirates who
are outside the law suffer certain highly disagreeable disabilities and penalties. Execution
Dock is not an attractive or even
dignified port of call for ships of
dishonorable service."
The public here cannot understand why our government delays declaring all the enemy's
goods, carried under whatever
flag, contraband.
Parliament, despite occasional
flickers of controversy, is deadly
dull. "The house suffers for its
respectability," says one critic.
"Without party contests it loses
interest in itself and fears the
indifference of the electors. The
lobby is emptier and duller than
at any time within recollection.
There are no intrigues and controversies. There is no thrill of
passion and members have no
political gossip. They attend to
their correspondence, which is
unusually heavy, and go home
early. While faithfully doing
their parliamentary duty 'they
have no zest in the ordinary life
of the lobby and their thoughts
(lee to ships and soldiers."
French Steamer Arrests Dacia
Paris.—A French cruiser has
arrested the American steamer
Dacia in the English Channel
and taken her to Brest.
Washington.—While no official
information has reached the State
Department as to the seizure of
the American steamer Dacia,
bound for Germany loaded with
cotton, it is known that no protest by the American Government is probable until a French
prize court passes on the ship's
status, This has been regarded
as a test case upon which final
decision as to the right of neutrals to purchase vessels from
citizens of belligerents might be kveky Friday at its Printing Office
in South Port Georqe.
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FRIDAY,   .MARCH   5 th,   1915
tne Indian Army.
Canada For American Tourists
We have pointed out on several
previous occasions that directly
and indirectly Canada stands to
benefit by the war. One is Canada's claim as a tourist centre.
For years the Continent of Europe
has been the happy hunting
ground of many thousands of
wealthy Americans. This part
of the globe, however, is at
present cut off from them, and
they will have to be on the lookout for "fresh woods and pastures
new." This year they are not
even likely to have the opportunity of visiting what will certainly
come to be a great centre of attraction for them, the battlefields
of Europe.
What more likely then, than
that they should turn their attention and their footsteps to Canada, and spend their hundred
million dollars or so in seeing the
country of their neighbors to the
norlh ? The great lakes, old-
world Quebec, the pine woods of
the North, the grandeur of the
Rockies, are attractions such as
few nations on either side of the
Atlantic can offer to the tourist.
There is no Niagara in Europe,
and the Rhine is insignificant beside the St. Lawrence.
An appeal should be made for
Government action, prompt and
decisive, in co-orainating all the
existing agencies of the tourist
business and in advertising Canada's attractions as a holiday
region throughout North and
South America. We would only
add that the Mother Country
should not be left out of account
in taking steps which might continue to be effective long after
the war. There will still be some
people in the United Kingdom
who will be glad to take a holiday
outside of its shores.—Canada.
Successful Farming
Possible Here.
potatoes and buckwheat with the
aid of a grub-hoe and a crotch-
h a rrow. Wherever something
would grow something was planted. The one object was to get
something to eat. When they set
out to clear their land, they chose
the easiest part, and when they
had nothing better to do, they
worked at taking out the stumps.
If, in the course of four or five
years, they had a smooth field,
every square foot of which could
be ploughed, they thought they
were doing pretty well.
Some readers may say that this
cannot be done in our province,
and, doubtless, there are many
cases where it cannot be done,
but a man who has no capital is
unwise to attempt to clear very
heavily timbered land. We are
not speaking of specific localities
or of specific individuals; all we
are endeavouring to do is to dispel the idea, as far as we can,
that a settler in British Columbia
must of necessity contemplate
the expenditure of a very large
sum of money in order to make
even a beginning at farming.
The average settler on a new
farm is usually a person with
very little capital besides his own
energy. He ought, therefore, to
select a location for his future
home where that energy can be
applied to the greatest advantage.
The primary considerations are
the quality of the soil and the
amount of work necessary to get
it into shape for cultivation.
There are other important questions, tut these are fundamental.
The first object to be attained by
a new settler is the production of
food or something that can be
exchanged for food. Hence, his
effort ought to be to get on a
piece of ground from which he
can reasonably hope to produce
something to eat with a minimum
expenditure of his capital, which
as has been already said, consists
chiefly of his energy. He ought,
from the outset to aim at making
his new farm as nearly capable
of meeting his actual domestic-
needs as he can. Let us, by way
of illustration, take the case of
thousands of new settlers in an
Eastern province.
These men never thought of
preparing their land for the
plough the first season. They
were content if they could get
the trees cut down over an acre
or two, have a good "burn" early in the season, and put in some
The Value of Snow.
We are glad indeed to see that
the Canadian Press has at last
outgrown its timidity concerning
reference to the Canadian winter
and now recognises the annual
snowfall as a national asset.
Some years ago, "Canada" published a number of excellent photographs showing winter scenes
and winter sports in Canada, and
received serious complaints from
certain Canadians for what they
considered an unfriendly action.
They urged that to show such
scenes would frighten away immigrants, and thereby retard the
development of the country. The
rejoinder was that the truth was
good enough for Canada, that its
cold bracing winter was one of
its natural advantages, and that
the British emigrant would be attracted by a dry though cold climate after his experiences of
English fogs and mud,
We now read in some of Canada's papers lines like the following : "The recent snowfall was
hailed with delight by everyone
not only because it created good
seasonable winter conditions and
encouraged business, but because
it cleared the air and laid the
dust which was filling the houses
and stores with dust and the
lungs with germs."
"The snow came as a blessing
to the country. It is a commercial and sanitary asset, and
should be valued as such. Some
day Canada will be pround of the
title'Our Lady of the Snows,'
which Kipling conferred on the
Dominion." If anyone asks any
member of the Canadian Contingent at Salisbury Plain which
winter climate he prefers, Canadian or English, there could be
only one answer, and this although over 70 per cent, of the
Contingent were born in the
United Kingdom.—Canada.
In several respects the Sikhs,
who are with the Indian forces
at the front, form a unique fighting force. In the first place they
fill fully one-third of the rank
and file of our native armies in
India. Unlike the Gurkhas, however, they do not belong to a
single race, There are several
types of Sikhs, the force being
divided into clans. There is what
is known as the "Khattaries" or
"Kshatriyas" clan, consisting of
representatives of the old military
caste of the Hindus. They are
not such big men as the "Jats,"
another Sikh clan, consisting of
tall, stalwart fellows, who are a
distinct; contrast to the Masbis,
who are short, rather inclined to
be stout, and have very dark skin
and irregular features.
All the clans, however, are noted for their great powers of endurance, fighting qualities, and
skill in handling a gun and bayonet. Indeed, it has often been
said by military experts that
there is no more cool and effec
tive soldier in the world than the
Sikh, who takes to our drill like
a duck takes to water, soon becomes a sharpshooter, and masters the use of the bayonet probably better than the soldiers of
any other nationality.
So cold-blooded and invincible,
indeed, are they in a bayonet
charge that it frightens even the
most fearless fighters, who lose
their nerve when confronted by
the merciless steel in the hands
of these dauntless and determined Indian troops.
Although, however, there are
various racial differences between
the clans of the Sikhs, there is
one link which binds them together, and that is their religion
which is called "Sikhism," Without going into details, says the
Navy and Army Illustrated, it
may be said that this faith disdains i d o 1 a t r y, inculcates the
worship of God the Father, and
preaches the doctrine of the
Brotherhood of Man. The religion
of the Sikh makes him proof
against "caste prejudices"—that
is to say, unlike the Hindu, he is
not required by his creed to refuse to break bread with anyone
outside his own little clique, or
decline to eat food cooked by
foreigners. A tenet of their faith
to which they strictly adhere is
not to use tobacco in any form.
Few of them partake of liquor to
The Sikhs make equally good
cavalry and infantry men. In
pioneer work—that is to say, in
clearing forests, cutting roads,
making bridges, sinking wells to
provide water for the army, lay-
ing and neutralizing mines, etc.,
they cannot be beaten for the
courage they display in facing
difficulties which would daunt the
stoutest hearts. And since the
Indian Mutiny, when they fought
so gallantly for us against the
rebellious sepoys, their services
being gratefully acknowledged
and richly rewarded, they have
fought on our side and have always battled valiantly.
The organization of the Cana-
jdian  expeditionary forces,  the
1 work performed in that connection by each branch of the militia
! department and the expenditures
I made, are dealt with in a printed
memorandum just issued by the
militia department.
Expenditures to December 31,
chargeable to the  war   votes,
were as follows: Pay of troops,
§11,885,107; separation allowances, $500,949; horses, 81,721,970;
clothing, $3,809,415; ammunition,
8200,848; field guns, $1,141,073;
rifles and bayonets, $520,358; mo-
I tor cars, etc., $871,023; saddlery
land horses' equipment, $335,628;
1 other equipment, 81,871,602; engineering works, 8520,177; railway transportation,   81,030,961;
ocean    transports,    81,454,281;
censors, 874,320;  general, 8284,-
In the past six months by contract the department of militia
has bought supplies to the a-
mount of 818,500,000 for the
Canadian forces, besides harness, saddlery, blankets, etc. for
British and foreign governments
to the value of $6,400,000. The
total number of contracts entered into is 2,000. These are of
the most varied character, including ordnance, small arms
and ammunition, hardware
and cutlery, vehicles, blankets,
clothing of all kinds, drugs, medicines, surgical supplies, food for
man and beast, saddlery and
leather goods of all kinds, brushes and brooms, field glasses, and
practically an endless variety of
things necessary to fully equip
90,000 troops.
The department in buying most
of its supplies has arranged for a
I reserve of 100 per cent in the
! more important items, down to
j 30 per cent in other items, as re-
! quired by the war office.   The
! first batch of requisitions for
supplies, for clothing, uniforms,
etc.,   was made on August 10
last.    These called, for 65,000
pairs of ankle boots, 15,000 great
coats,    40,000   jackets,   33,000
pairs of puttees, 6,500 pairs of
pantaloons, 50,000 suits of service clothing,  K'fl.OOO suits of
underclothing,   100,000   flannel
shirts, 150,000 pairs of socks, and
supplies of more than twenty
other descriptions.
Write F .
Delhi Wreck is Abandoned
Following examination by officials of the B. C. Salvage Co,,
the wreck of the steamer Delhi,
which went ashore some weeks
ago on Strait Island, Alaska, is
! declared to be beyond salvage.
Word was received by the Salvage Company's offices at Victoria that the vessel would be a
total loss.
Teaching School Children to Save
A canvass of the banks in Los
Angeles, Calif., has shown that
40,000 children under 16 years of
age have almost $1,000,000 in
saving deposits, an average of
$25 each. One bank has 15,000
depositors between the ages of 2
and 14 years.
The largest account is that of
a 12-year-old boy who has $1,572,
He began seven years ago with
A leading financier declared on
this showing that Los Angeles
children are the thriftiest in the
world, a condition he ascribes
largely to the instruction imparted in the business courses of the
public schools.
The world is upheld by the veracity
of good men. They make the earth
wholesome. -Emerson.
Seed Grain Distribution to Start Soon
Ottawa.—The extension of the
area in the west in which seed
grain is to be furnished settlers
who lost their crop through
drought, has necessitated large
purchases of additional wheat
and oats. No trouble is being
met with in the purchase of
wheat, but it is different with
oats. Oats for seed must be of
a superior quality, and last year's
western oat crop was not of this
class. Every effort is being made
to secure an ample supply of seed
Distribution of seed grain will
begin almost immediately. On
hand there are 2,000,000 bushels
of seed wheat and 1,000,000 of
oats. As the re:ently purchased
grain is secured, it will be cleaned in the government internal
elevators and distributed. Applications for seed from settlers
outside the drought-striken area
number thousands. These are
being investigated and, as accepted, the quantity of seed for
each district is being ascertained.
Sneezing may be due to one of a number of causes. A bright light will cause
many people to sneeze, as also the pollen of certain plants, while there are
few people but will sneeze in the presence of dust. When you havo a cold
the sneezing ls due to an uttempt by
nature to cure you. She is trying to
make you sneeze for the same purpose
that she wants you to shiver-to generate heat for warming the blood and
preventing you from taking more cold,
to help relieve the cold you have. For
one does not sneeze with his nose, but
with the entire body. During the act
every muscle of the body gives a jump,
as it were. It goes into a sort of spasm
that warms the entire system.
-New York American,
F°"& ^..' *********
as Practical Canadian Seeds
men supported by exhaustive
testing on our own fully eanin
ped Trial Grounds has T±
us a thorough kno .ledi,. 0f
every known variety.
OUR SEEDS pnSurfg'he"'
Uniform HlghResults
from BMwn to season that mmn c„„
tiuuuuH success to the grower.
l> in eel. cppyrl_l,tu,l| ley J c, '
P.R.ll.s., who has hnel many y,.„ V .'
perience In the We...   Th* bos   „.,,j
only ones of their kind in Conads   .,
piled to all our cuouimeii. "
$ Seed Co., Limited.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 18. PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
L. B. WALKER, General Accat.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates 92.80 and $3
M•athlT •■ . WMkljr rates on ap.
Beat of wines,
Llituora and cltrart
Albert Johnson, •»<■<».
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, 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 Futures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Port George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
PhOIlPQ   No' , "OUTH  PORT GEORGK. Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Oril Ensinwi, DnumCB. C.UalSvnym
Surveys at Liinels, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Ulieitn, Etc.
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH       ■      -        Proprietor
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Come and give ns a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a. m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
Presbyterian  Church
Rev. A. C. Justice, pastor,
Services : 11 a. m. and 7.30
p. m. Gospel service.
11a. m.-The Minister.
7.30 p. m.-The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Minister.
She stood upon the ballroom floor,
She wag a beauty, beyond doubt;
And, by the low cut gown she wore,
I saw that she was coming out.
A seaman serving in a British
destroyer writes to an exchange:
"You ask me to give you a little
insight into what we are doing.
Our job is patrolling up and down
the east coast.   It was the first
week in November that we got
our first experience with German
submarines.    It was an ideal
night for an  attack by these
crafts — dark, and the water a
bit choppy.   No man is allowed
to turn into his hammock on such
a night.   At about half past two
in the middle watch the lookout
sighted a red light on the starboard side; another was seen
ahead; and shortly afterward another was reported on the port
side.   We steamed up within 20
yards of the first light and then
threw the rays of our searchlight
on it.   Instantly it was revealed
as a submarine and immediately
it dived.   The two other lights
disappeared at the same instant.
As a matter of fact, the submarine had mistaken our ship for
their own supply ship, the red
lights evidently being their recognition signals.    The captain
put on  full speed and steered
about in a semi-circle in the hope
of ramming one of the submarines, but without success.   Every minute we expected to get a
'tin  fish' into the side of our
ship, but fortunately they failed
to torpedo us.   Word was signaled to the other destroyers in
our division and a careful watch
was kept up until dawn; but
nothing more was seen of the
Good deeds ring clear through heaven
like a bell.-Jean Paul Richter.
There i* a vast deal of vital air in
loving words. -Landor.
If thou art terrible to many then beware of many. -Auionlua,
Precepts are like seeds, they are little things which do much good.
The Modern
Carpet of .
Bagdad . .
A decline of about $210,000,000
as compared with 1913 is shown
in the trade figures for the calender year which has just been
issued by the Department of
Trade and Commerce at Ottawa.
The total imports for 1914 are
given as $481,319,309, while the
year previous the figures were
$659,263,871. Exports totalled
$428,315,512, as compared with
$460,519,246 in 1913.
Exports of manufactures and
animal produce alone showed an
increase. Canadian manufacturers increased their exports last
year to $69,151,924, as compared
with $54,010,873 in 1913. Exports of animal produce last year
totalled $68,316,972, as compared
with $51,612,509 in 1913. Of
living animals Canada sent over
*13,000,000 worth to the United
States last year, following the
removal of duty, as compared
with less than $8,000,000 during
the preceding year.
It is interesting to note that
while trade with nearly every
country except the United States
showed a decrease last year, in
the case of the latter there was
an increase. With Great Britain
exports decreased by a little over
840,000,000* and imports by a
little over $41,000,000, as compared with this total decrease of
over $80,000;000 in the total trade
with Great Britain, there was an
increase of nearly $10,000,000 in
the total trade with the United
States. Imports from the States
last year totalled $440,875,540, a
decrease of about $500,000, as
compared with 1913. Exports to
the United States last year totalled $203,763,630, an increase of
nearly 810,500,000.
Baltimore.—Captain J. White,
who recently came into this port
in charge of the British steamship Overdale, says he sank a
German submarine off the coast
of England.
It was during a heavy snowstorm, according to the captain's
story, that his vessel collided
with the submarine, which was
submerged at the time, and passed over its deck. For a few
minutes the Overdale was lifted
out of the water and all on board
thought she would break in two.
Caught on the crest of a wave,
the big freighter came down with
full force on the deck of the submarine, and it sank from sight.
The Overdale, with two blades
of her propeller broken off and
leaking slightly from damaged
plates, made her way into Queens-
town harbor, where she remained in dry dock for about three
weeks undergoing repairs.
living Conditions Denounced
January 1st,
Victory follows
thc flag.
1 There are few people who do not
know the story of the wonderful carpet on which the owner had but to sit,
wish to be at some place, and, lo!
immediately he found himself there.
1 Some agents of this nature would be
appreciated by many a manufacturer
in jumping the demand for his product into a thousand places, a thousand miles away. Apparently to such
a man there is no means of "getting
there " and placing his name and his
goods right into that territory, except
by slow, laborious bit-by-bit acquaintanceship, and mouth-to-mouth testimonials.
1 But he has overlooked the modern
Carpet of Bagdad—
It is Newspaper Advertising.
1 If you are doing a local business, talk
over your advertising problems with
the Advertising Department of this
Moving Pictures in Schools.
Children in Chicago will have
the moving picture show in their
schoolhouses. It has been resolved to place an apparatus in
all school assembly halls and
gymnasiums and to open these
three nights in the week. The
shows will be conducted under
the direction of the school superintendent. They will be operated on educational lines. The
buildings and grounds committee
of the school board is responsible
for the innovation.
It will only be a matter of time
and money till, in every school,
the moving picture will be used
to help in the teaching of history, geography and literature.
While it will not do away with
the necessity of oral teaching,
there can be no doubt that the
cinematograph will be a great
help to the wide awake teacher.
Temperance in France.
Roosevelt. N. J. Living conditions among the laborers at the
plants of the American Agricultural Chemical company were
denounced as "indescribably
vile" by Dr. Max Jacoby, a local
physician in testimony before the
state legislative committee which
is investigating the causes which
led to the strike at the plants
here last month and the shooting
of strikers by deputy sheriffs.
Disease was rampant, he said,
and malaria and tuberculosis so
common that it did not even excite pity. The chemical fumes
in which the men worked, weakened the throat, lungs and intestines so that they became susceptible to disease, he said.
"Men and women die from
tuberculosis right along, after
exposing others to it," said the
"Little attention," the witness
continued, "was paid to sick
children and physicians were seldom summoned except when a
child was dying and then more
to insure a proper death certificate than with any hope of saving the life of a child."
Children were born, Dr. Jacoby
asserted, amid conditions indescribable for their filth and sor-
didness. Large families lived in
three or four small rooms with
sometimes three or four beds in
each room with no ventilation or
London last year imported 8,339,114
carcasses of frozen mutton and lamb
mainly from Australia.
The temperance campaign in
France is daily growing in extent
and influence. The academy of
political and moral sciences, inspired by the example of the
academy of sciences, has forwarded to the minister of finance
a resolution urging the immediate adoption of further and more
drastic measures to stamp out
spirit drinking. Among 'the
measures suggested is an all-
round increase of the taxes on
liquors and saloons whenever
such a move is possible.
The abolition of the traditional
privilege of wine growers to distill as much brandv as they desire
for their own consumption without having to pay duty is called
for, and it is suggested also that
the law against drunkenness
which is now virtually in abeyance, shall be rigidly enforced.
The fool speaks out before he thinks,
And when his words are sped
Beyond recall, on fatal wings,
He learns that he has uttered things
He never should have said.
The wise man thinks before he speaks,
And when it is too late,
Sits down, defeated and alone,
To think what might have been,  and
"Alas! why did 1 wait?"
The Canadian troops are doing most
effective work in the trenches-Spades
are trumps.
One of the best cartoons of the day
pictures Uncle Sam holding up the
American Stars and Stripes and inviting Kaiser William to "take a good
look at it." — Indeed, by the time
William gets done looking at the Union
Jack and the Stars and Stripes he will
wish he hadn't begun it.
His wife: This paper says an army
of one hundred thousand men hi;*
wrecked a railroad in Belgium.
Railroad magnate: What a waste of
energy I A board of Ave directors could
have done it just as thoroughly.
We wish you health, and wish you wealth,
And many a merry day,
And a happy heart to play the part
On the great highway.
Phone t
Priacc Gorge
mjSP        "»"" *<W
4*       c. McKi.koy, Manager       ^
Stalk Far) (,«H|t
Domestic Coal
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially
sifted for domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
for COAL or WOOD
of all lands ud 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,  ...
G. E. McLAUCHUN, Statin?
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Gr.   T»  P« R*
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-00 p.m.
Wett Bonn.- Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p. m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,,        8-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  6-30 p.m.
No. 8 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 8-30 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
DiBtrlct Paa . nirer Agent,
Winnipeg. Man,
When Adam in bliss aaked Eve for a
See puckered her lips with a coo,
Gave a look so ecstatic and answered
I don't care A-dam if you do.
An inhabitant of Leutenberg hag
offered a reward of 1,000 marks to the
first German soldier who lands in England. The poor fellow is likely to get
all the marks he can enrry.
Replying to Sir Wilfrid Laurier
in the House last week, Premier
Borden stated that no successor
to Lord Strathcona, late
high commissioner in London,
would be named in the immediate future, He intimated that
certain changes in the status of
the office were contemplated and
probably would be made effective
before the vacancy was filled.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Dmjmmond ft MaKAV,
Launches Overhauled and Repaired. Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. I to, as it is considered that ihis will
....    .    .      „.     i     i      •       I amount ton  definate statement  cf
llie foreign ollice, London, is e.\-   ,   ,, . . ,
.       ..,.,.       .     .,   Miie British position.
ll'l'lllt'lV    IVtll't'llt     III    (Il-CIK-Ill''   lhc  ., ,
.      1.11 British   ollienils  ure said   i"  be
A ni'.'lll   |l|ie|lieJ;ll   lllllelc In   l.nlldoil , ,      , , ,
,„,.,.. ,      .     . hniilv  convinced lhc  neutral
inui lii'i-lin  inti hnini; a plan leer lhe '      .,,    „.     ...      , .   ..
,    ,. ,, ..        ... ... , powers will oftei'  lit t If  olijcction it
feeding ol the civil  population  of ;    , ,. ,.,   .       .,
,, , ,  . ,  .-,        i looil supplies are cut nil   Iruni ln'i'-
deriiiaiiv under certain regulations. .''      ,.   .      ,     .    ,,
,,.,,,,. , nianv in retaliation for the uecman
lii'iellv, the American proposals
submarine   activities,   which   they
allege is in violation of all interim-
seek thc elimination by Germany of
the   recently  prescribed war   zone   ,     , , . , ,. ■
,   ,,   ,    i      .   ,   ,    ,    ... i tioiial hisloi'v.   A prominent ollicia
around   Kngland and   Ireland with  .    ,.        .   ' ., ...       ,.      ,
, ....    lm discussing the possibility of mak-
il-   dangers  lo   neutral   shippingi.     .,,*,, ,     ,
.     . , . ing foodstuffs absolute contraband,
tlimugh mines and   sulnnarnie tor- .       . . . .        ,
■ , ,,       i    ,•     i      .i.i     mentioned   the position   taken   oy
pedoes, anil the adoption by all the,
,  ,,. ,    ... ,.      .,,   Count Caprivi. once German niiper
belligerent. ol a definate policy with . , ' ,.      , .        ,,,,
.Mrs. \y, ... Dickson of Vancouver I
I is making an  extended  visit with
her daughter  Mrs.  F. O'Flaherty, j
of Suuih   Fori   (leorge,  ancl   Mrs.
Alhcrt  Johnson   at   the   Northern
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Mr. Montgomery, manager of tlic
Royal Bank at I'rince George, lias
the sympathy of his many friends
iu his  bereavement, news by wire
Announcement was made this
week that the well-known pioneer
Heal Estate and Insurance Agency
of Wesley & Wiggins, located for
several years on Hamilton Avenue,
South Fort Geurge, have dissolved
partnership. Each member of the
old firm will, however, continue in
business in tlic district. ***'
Mr. Wesley will move the South
Fort George ollice building to (ieorge
|      ~»-0"7
having  been  received  by him  on I street, between Third and  Fourth
Wednesday, of tlie sudden death of; Avenues, next to the Burns building
ia] chancellor, mi this subject. The
chancellor in a speech in the Reichstag March -I, 1S92, was declared by
this official to have said:
regard to the shipment of foodstuffs
destined for the civilian iiopulation
of their enemies,
Sir Edward Grey, the British for-1 ,       ,
,    ., , A   countrv   mav he  dependent
eign secretary, and  other mourners  ,    ,,,'., ,
.,,       ,.    .    ,.,, , ,    .       I lor her loeiel or tor her raw products
ol the cabinet, still lav emphasis on i ,       ,    .       • ,
,,    ,   , ,,   .  ,,     , „"..  .     , .  upon her trade.    In lact, it may lie
the lad that Great Britain has not   ,   ,    , , .,
,   ,    , ,   ,•    i,   ,, absolutely necessary to destroy the
vet made Iniiil desliucd lor (icrniiiliv '     ,       ,„, . .
,   , . ,ii      ,,-i-i   a-   enemy's trade,    lhc private nitro-
a esolutc   contrahand.     While  Mr!       ,' ......
duetiiin nl provisions into Tans was
Edward Grey's reply to the United
States government's note concerning
the food steamer Wilhelmina intimated that such a step probably
would be necessary, tbe absolute
prohibition   of food  shipments   to
prohibited during lhc siege and, in
the same way, a nation would be
justified in preventing the import
of food and raw materials."
A Huge Undertaking.
While the vast enterprise of double
; tracking the entire Canadian Pacific
rpAKE NOTICE that Norman H system is one that cannot, in tlie
±  Wesley and Munroe C.   Wiggins, J nature of the case, he fully   realized
who have lately carried on business i ,■ , „.i,„ ;, •     ., ,,„ i ,i,„(
in partnership under the lirm name and jlul J1"'11*- ^'l wlien lf ls stat«' tllat
style of Wesley & Wiggins, as Heal there will lie shortly 1,095 miles of
Ee-iate and Insurance Brokers, at South ' i ,,i i ..., ,,. , .,„' ,„ r,,,„, ,,.,„,,„
Port George and Prince George, B. C, donble tlack 1,l'hu"1 Port Artnur
have dissolved partnership and will each land Calgary, leaving gaps of only
henceforth carry on business separately. I , ,„ n,:„_ 1:1, ,,•- , -i , ,„„ ,.„,.,
All bills against the late partnership something like 165 miles, one gets
firm will be paid by Norman H. Wesley i a realization of the work involved,
to whom all debts due and owing to the I   .     , ,   ,• , ,       ,    f ,,
said partnership now  become due and  of f='rftlt distance covered and of the
courage and  persistence involved in
| this large and notable undertaking
Dated the 1st day of March, 1915.
Norman H. Wesley.
Munroe C. Wiggins.
OU R Telegraph Ollice at Prince
(leorge is now open for bujiness.
All telegr. .ns for Prince George
and Central Fort George will go
through  thia office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central,
Brill,h  Columbia   Land Surveyor
Lane! Airent       Timber Cruiner
RepremmUng GORE & Me.'GIIEGOR, Limited
McGregor Building:, Third Street, SOUTH
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office ;
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
of duplicating the whole system,
whieh comprises some 13,000 iniles
of track. Oi course the enief consideration is the west, whose rapid
development called for this new
policy; but the east will be similarly treated in time, especially tlio
lin^s which connect large centres of
population, and promise bigger business. The cost will be so enormous
as to baffle exact figures at the
moment; the double tracking, too,
will lie built in a vastly different
way from the original railway,
which was put through in a tremendous hurry. Tlic present double tracking will offer a finished railway, in
every respect both as regards the
weight of rails, the strength of
bridges, ami the perfection of roadbed. Thus applied, the new policy
will work out for immediate return.
his father.
• *   •   •   *
The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince (ieorge, and
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge
! have your Home Newspapers, also
I Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
| Snuffs. Vou will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date iu everything.
The Panama News Co.
• •   •   •   •
Owing to the visit of Dr. Iler-
ridge to Soutii Fort George Sunday
next at 3 p. in., the Sunday School
of tlUe Presbyterian church will meet
at 10:,30 a.m. on that day instead
of at the usual hour.
Remember the dates and hours of
Dr. Herridge's meetings:
Sunday, March 7th, at the Presbyterian Church, Soutii Fort George
at 3 p.m.
Sunday, Marcli 7th, at the Presbyterian Church, Fort George, at
7-30 p.m.
Monday, March 8th, a Mass Meeting in tlic Ritts-Kifer Hall, Prince
George, at 8 p.m.
Wednesday Evening, March 10th
at the Presbyterian Church, Fort
George, at 8 p.m.
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now in course of erection, and continue the sale of real estate and
writing of Insurance in the excellent
list of companies the firm has represented so long, making farm lands,
acreage,  and   city   lots  of Prince
George,  Soutii   Fort   George,  and
neighboring subdivisions a specialty.
Mr. Wiggins has taken the new
office building formerly on the Mil-
: lar Division and moved it to Third
I Avenue, in the rear of the Burn's
i building, where he will handle farm
lands, acreage, city lots of Prince
George, etc.
Tlie many friends of both extend
to each, best wishes for success in
their new ventures.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soulh Fort George.   ::   George Streel, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh  amid  Cured Meats
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;   |   SssodfeSveredtoau-
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Fort George and Sonth Fort George.    Ph<"»at
Ho! For a St. Patrick's Dance.
The sultun and his cabinet are saici
to be preparing to take refuge in Asia
Minor.   Any Porte in a storm.
.. GO TO ..
For Your Groceries.
10 per cent, less than any other
house in town.
That caution should always be
exercised   in   the   distribution   of
charity was clearly shown in Vancouver the other day when Guiseppi
Ahnachinie strolled along and took
his place in the bread line.   He was
found to have a private income of
$2.00 a day,  and 8100 on his person.   Magistrate South induced him
to part with $5'4.50 to help feed
more   deserving  characters.     Another man recently arrested by detectives for imposing upon charity i
The boys of the Hockey Club have j is said to have a bank account of'
made arrangements for a dance on j 81500 in a North Vancouver bank
St.  Patrick's day, the  17th inst. [as well as two lots,  fully paid up.
The place:  Ritts-Kifer Hall,   The He too will appear before the court
price: gentlemen 61.00; ladies free
Refreshments will be served.   Let     a Vancouver delegation this week,
everyone come along and make tlie visited Victoria to take up with the
dance a success for tlie boys who Government the question of Van
'lave given us many en joyable hours couver's unemployed problem with
at tlie hockey matches this winter. a   view to having the Government j
***** assume a share of the cost of reliev
ing distress. The situation is said
to be becoming more serious every
day, as hundreds of men are com
ing in from the railway camps,
many of whom have been without
food for three days and who are in
a state of destitution
"If they refuse to aid us," as one
member of the delegation put it,
"then we can tell them that we will
give the men tickets for Victoria
where the hungry men could camp
on the trail of the cabinet ministers
which might compel them to appreciate thc situation,'
Contractors a Builders
G«t Our Estimates Free of Charge
Job Work Neatly anel Promptly Executed
PHONC   26
For Sale at Sacrifice:
Cash registers, Silent salesmen cases,
Typewriters, Counters, Tables,
Shelves, Mirrors, etc.
D. Couent & Co., George Street.
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The members of the St. Stephens
Branch of the Women's Auxiliary
(Church of England) hope to give a
bazaar and dance in Easter week.
Tlic date and place are uncertain
but will be announced later.
* *   »   #   *
Red fross Society Elects Officers.
Third Avenue, Off George Street,
Prince George.
The following officers were elected
by the Red Cross Society at a meeting held last Wednesday in the Free
Reading Room, Third Ave., Prince
President, Mrs. C. JI. Keddie;
lirst vice-president, Mrs. Jas. Cowie;
second vice- president, Mrs. J.
Brown; secretary, Mrs. A. H. Malum; treasurer, Mrs. Lenthley,
Tlie society is doing a great deal
of work along tho lines for which it
is intended, and every lady in the
district is asked to help along with
work, and to join the society also,
if possible.
The next meeting will be held on
Tliursilay at 4:80 in the Reading
Room, and all the work out should
be in by that day.
On Saturday,  March (ith, a
will 1.' given between IJ and 6, when
donations of sandwich,  cake, etc.
will be accepted.
Another of the pioneer missionaries of the Northwest has passed
away, the Rev. R. W. Gurd succumbing to an illness of long standing, at Metlakatla, where he was
last stationed. For many years he
was resident missionary at Kitkatla.
Travel on the new transcontinental has been increasing so fast
that the officials arc contemplating
a daily through-service, beginning
during the spring. The low round-
trip rates which the Grand Trunk
are quoting to the coast are proving
especially popular.
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Phone 57.
The new  advertisement  of  the
Steele Briggs Seed Co. in this issue
will lie of interest to gardeners and
tea ranchers.
The German submarine U12 is
of the class built in 1910-11. She
is of 250 tons displacement and
has a maximum cruising radius
of 1200 miles. The vessel has a
_ complement of 12 men. Her
ARGE linn of London Furriers wish armament includes three 18-inch
I to get into touch with collectors of torpedo tubes and two onp-nnnnH
value.   Cun give references to leading """"""* '"-'~    '
Canadian Banks.-Thc  Wholesale Fur
Co., 2(11, Regent Street, London, Eng.
FOUND in the road near Captain
roster's residence,  a small ree.r...
speed of 13 knots above water
and eight knot submerged.
Foster's residence,"  .'VmalTTuwe J?m   ?'• (qUarrol|n«):  "And  wllat
containing 2 Rosary Chains i__ m i would you be now " " hadn't been for
ntn n<irtmr   nan    Ujiiia   „„ L.. ff)V    ftlOnGV?   '
Mr. X. (calmly): "A  bachelor,  my
..... .»...,£ s. ...»„.,, j.  v.eetueiee unu 1UI
in coin. Owner can have same by an-
plying at the Heruld Office, and paying
for Adv. f .   m
If it's
You want,
Go to
Kennedy, Blair & Co.


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