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VOL* 3, NO. 39.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, JUNE 7, 1913.
$3 PER ANNUM
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ROYAL BANK BF CANADA
TD ERECT NEW OFFICE
Fine Structure for  Fourth
and Hamilton-Many
ern Features.
to will lie seen by the advertising
columns, the Royal Bank of Canada
is calling for tenders for a new hank
bullillng to be erected on the northwest corner of Fourth Street and
Hamilton Avenue.
Since Hie opening of the South
|,\„*t tleorge branch, three years ago,
the bank has occupied premises in
the Fort George Timber and Trading
Company's building on Second street.
Foi nmre than a year the growing
business of this well-known financial
institution has been inadequately
housed and with the enlargment of
the staff Manager Seaman has been
under decided disadvantages.
Plans for the new b'ildlng which
will be completed at once, call for a
structure 40x25 of two storeys and
concrete basement. Modern plumbing
will be installed and the building
will we wired for electricity. The
basement will be the full size of the
building. The large bank vault will
have all the latest burglar and fire
proof features, making it the most
modern on its kind in the Northern
Interior.
The decision of the directors of the
Royal Bank to build a modern office
structure in South Fort George is
only another proof of the town's
importance, and faith in its permanency. Mr. H. C. Seaman, local
manager, has from the town's inception, pinned his faith to its growing importance and it is encourage-
ing to the citizens and to Mr. Seaman to witness the director's en-
dorsation of that belief.
MORE BUILDINGS FOR
INCREASING POPULATION
ON G.T.P. TOWNSm
BE ON THE EASTERN PORTION
Vice-President Donaldson Tells Deputation of Business Men Something of the Transcontinental Company's Plans Regarding Prince
George-This Will be Important Divisional Point if Plans of the
Company Are Not Interfered With-Impossibility of Station Site
Ordered by Dominion Railway Commission at Recent Sittings.
E. W. Enoch, late of Edmonton,
arrived here on the boat last week,
and has purchased Lot 16, Block 15
on Third Street, on which he will
build a three storey rooming house
ol thirty rooms. The dimensions of
the building are to be twenty-four
by fifty feet.
Mr. Enoch states that the work of
trocting the building will commence
In about one week's time. Speaking
ol South Fort George, Mr. Enoch
states that he likes the town, and
intendB to Btay here, although his
visit was not for the intention of
permanently locating.
Another new rooming house is now
being built on a lot near The Herald
office on Fourth Street, by Mr. G.
Davis, of Fort George, and yet another ia approaching completion on
filth street, between Hamilton and
Laselle.
The ever increasing population of
tbis town demands greatly increased
accommodation, and the present
building activity comes opportunely
in this respect. Already the lumber
companies are working their plants
to their capacity, and the stocks of
°>y lumber In their yards have diminished to an alarming extent.
The business centre of South Fort
George, and of the whole Fort
George district, is at present concentrated on the north-eastern sec-
Won of this townsite. It is slowly
•Weeding over the whole ol the flat
[ying to the east of Fourth Street,
however. The Royal Bank of Canada
« now calling for tenders for tbe
construction of its new bank premises on the corner of Fourth Street
and Hamilton avenue opposite the
impress Hotel, and other building
activity marks the commencement of
a 'arge development for that long,
wi(le thoroughfare, which, in time,
Wl'l Probably form the main business
street of this town.
George Hardie, the well known
contracor who has been working
,vest ot this point on the clearing of
"Kht-of-way, was appointed Superintendent of construction here for the
contractors, Messrs. Foley, Welch &
Stewart. We congratulate M. Hardie
°n the occasion,
The Steamer Conveyor, which arrived here from the end-of-steel last
Saturday, brought down Mr. Morley
Donaldson, vice president and general
manager of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway, who is the first official of
that company to visit this place.
Hitherto the visits of railway men
of prominence to this place, have
been restricted to the engineering and
contracting force, whose work carries them ahead of the steel. That
was until Mr. Donaldson's private
car landed at Tete Jaune last week,
and connected with the Steamer Operator, with 300 mlles of navigable
river giving access to Fort George.
Mr. Donaldson is a man of action:
He does not believe in the arm chair
method of running a railway, and
being at the end of steel, he determined to investigate conditions here
personally.
A deputation of South Fort George
business men waited upon Mr. Donaldson, shortly after his arrival, as
he watched from the deck of the
Conveyor, the operation of unloading
a huge steam shovel. With him was
Mr. Collingwood Schreiber, the veteran chief engineer of the Dominion
government.
Mr. Donaldson made ready response
to a request for the delegation for
information regarding the townsite
situation here as seen from the viewpoint of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway. Asked regarding the opinion of the railway company with
reference to the action of "the location
of the depot site at a point beyond
the site selected for It by the railway company's engineers, Mr. Donaldson stated that the case would be
appealed.
He explained that the large development work which had to be undertaken by the railway company
along its line, as, for instance, the
construction of hotels, was not provided for by the stock-holders subscriptions. This work, he stated, was
done out of revenue derived from
subsidiary companies of the railroad, and principally out of the sale
of townsites.
It was the intention, Mr. Donaldson stated, to establish at this place
an important divisional point on the
system of the Grand Trunk Pacific.
It would be, he stated, if their plans
were fulfilled, the most imporeant
point on their line between Edmonton and the coast.
The Grand Trunk Pacific had laid
out their townsite, said Mr. Donaldson, and had placed the location of
their depot thereon where the engineers had stated it should be, and
having considered Its position in the
system of yards which the railway
company will utilize here. The company had not doubted that the railway commission would approve the
site they had chosen, as the location
at the point designated by the commission was not at all adaptable
for the purposes of the public. The
judgement of the commission In this
case came with as great surprise to
the railway company as lt did to the
public at large, _■
That the location of the depot, as
at present ordered, will be hopelessly
out of the way of the main trend of
development, was forcibly demonstrated by his remarks on the subject. Mr. Donaldson spent sometime
in going thoroughly over the situation here. He walked over the Natural Resources Security Company's
sites, to which he laughingly referred
to as "Hammondville," and he also
thoroughly inspected the splendid
townsite property of the railway
company on the old Indian Reserve,
and the Hudson's Bay property and
South Fort George townsite im-.
mediately to the south. "The development on our townsite," he said,
"will be east and south, and not
west." The   land to   the east  and
south adapts Itself well to the in-1 ahead on which a ninety
dustrial and commercial development shovel can be loaded.
ton steam
of the future city." The large shops
and round houses of the railway company would be located on the eastern
portion of the railway townsite north
of the tracks, and the construction of
the large hotel and other important
development work will take place on
the eastern section of the townsite.
The waterfront of the properties
along the Fraser river affords excellent docking facilities, and, said Mr.
Donaldson, the milling operations
which he anticipates will centre here
would also doubtless find their best
locationon the main river. The banks
location on the main river. The banks
aldson showed, are high and steep,
and will be cut across with the line
of the Grand Trunk Pacific.
Mr. Donaldson stated that in his
opinion the interests of the people
of South Fort George had not been
properly considered before the recent
hearing. The people of this town, he
stated, were obviously entitled to a
large consideration from the commission. He advised the delegation
upon a line of action to pursue ln order to assist in securing a reversal
of the railway commission's decision.
The railway company will fight this
depot location to the court of final
appeal. it,
Mr. Donaldson stated that he was
very agreably impressed with the situation and appearance of the Grand
Trunk townsite. The site, he stated,
was excellently adapted for tbe purposes of the railway company's development company, which planned to
make it one ot the most beautiful
western Canadian cities.
During the interview Mr. Donald-
Bon stated that the real permanent
location of the depot would rest
largely in tbe hands of the population of this place, for, although tbe
company would have to obey tbe
llaw In this matter, the people of
the future city would be able to alter the location if it proved inconvenient. There will be a large population here within a few years, said
Mr. Donaldson, and these1 people
would be located largely on tbe
Fraser river end of the townsite
lands here. The townsite was to be
laid out exactly as originally planned
and until the depot site was settled
the only highways giving access to
it will be those ' which are in that
vicinity on the old plan.
Mr. Donaldson talked freely upon
all manner of subjects relative to
the future importance of tbis place,
and, in referring to tbe injustice
done to the people of South Fort
George, he spoke forcibly and with
feeling.
Mr. Donaldson entertained the delegation in the dining saloon of the
big boat after the interview, And a
toast was drunk to tbe tuture of the
town here, and the success ot Prince
George.
This Is the first time the big boats
which last year were engaged In
moving supplies and machinery between Tete Jaune and the Grand
Canyon, have made the 300 mile trip
from the end-of-steel to tbis place.
Last winter, whilst the boats were
laid up on their ways at Dome Creek
the end-of-steel moved far down tbe
river along the route which tbey bad
supplied for this very work.
The Conveyor lay at Carlton's
camp on tbe Nechaco river when the
writer saw her. On the main freight
deck a seventy ton steam shovel
was being unloaded in preparation
for the work of digging its path
across tbe high banks ot tbe Nechaco
river west trom the Grand Trunk
townsite. Across the!bow ot the boat
was a completely assembled "dinky"
engiine, and besides the machinery
tbe freight deck had room tor thousands of pounds of supplies.
The huge river boats are beautifully
kept up and appointed. The big engine room reflected tbe radiance of
the electric lights from the polished
steel and braes work, and in the
bows the huge locomotive type of
boiler supplies steam to the expansion engines.
With these craft navigating the
river between here and tbe end of
steel the problem of railroad con-
construction appears easier to the
people who stand by and watch lt,
and the prediction made here this
week by Vice President Donaldson,
of the G. T. P., that the whistle ot
their locomotives would be beard
here tbis fall, promises to be fully
realized.
MORE DROWNINGS OCCUR
ON UPPER REACHES OF
FRASERJ1VER
Two More Victims Reported
During Past Few Days.
List Is Appalling.
Another terrible drowning accident
occurred since we went to press last
week with a list ot accidents of a
similar character which had occurred
to that date.
Tbis time the Grand Canyon, 100
miles up stream from this point, was
the scene of an accident, last Monday
In' which Alma St. John, a well-
known young man on the Fraser
river, and an expert river man, was
dr/wned with three others when a
scow went to pieces whilst running
the canyon.
Not many details are forthcoming,
but it ia reported that the scow on
which six men were running the
canyon, broke up ln the swift water
and tour were drowned.
Anothet drowning accident was reported here on Thursday last, when
a man tell off the back end ot a raft
and never reappeared.
The matter Is becoming terribly
serious, and, unless tbe government
do some immediate protection work,
tbe Fraser river will claim hundreds
of victims until the ice covers it up
again next winter.
AMUSEMENT COMPANY
WILL OEJROORESSIVE
First-class Talent Has Been
Secured and The&tre Will
Open Next Month.
contractors: boats
rringj1g cargoes
The Steamers Operator and Conveyor,' Foley, Welch & Stewart's big
transportation craft, descended the
Fraser river from the upper reaches
where they have been operating since
they were built at Tete Jaune last
Saturday night. These boats are the
same craft 'that the contractors used
for transportation on the Skeena
river, and they were dismantled after
the steel had reached the head of
navigation on that river, and were
placed In commission on the upper
Fraser last summer.
Each boat has a capacity of about
one hundred and seventy five tone,
and can navigate easily with a scow
TOMMY BURNS SUES FOR LIBEL
Representatives of the crown, who
have been conducting tha investisgtion
into the death of Luther McCarty,
claimant of the heavyweight championship, who was killed in the prize ring
at the Burnt arena, Calgary, are
gathering a mats of evidence that will
be presented when the cases of Arthur
Pelkey and Tommy Burns are called to
trial.
That Burnt, promoter of the fight in
which McCarty met his death, and
Pelkey, whose blow early in the first
round of the tight resulted in the fatality, will have to face trial for manslaughter, was the most startling of
the several development! that followed
in rapid succession the rearresting of
Pelkey after tha coroner's jury had
failed te accuse him. Meanwhile Manager William McCarney and Referee
Eddie Smith are out on $500 bail each
to appear as witnesses when the eases
are tried.
Another development wu the filing
by Burnt of a suit for criminal libel
againtt a minister of the city who it
alleged to have denounced the promoters of the fatal fight at "murderers who should be deported." Burnt
taid he would alto file suits againtt
several other ministers who are taid
to have attacked him in a like manner
in their termons.
PEDDLERS NUMEROUS
Peddlers of the ancient and honorable
tribe that originated in Je.ualem a
long time ago, but whom have tinea
been distributed over the face of tha
globe promiscuously, have been visiting
South Fort George frequently of late.
Some of thete men carry large ttockt
of diamonda and lingerie, and cater to
the credulout for the tale of diamond!.
One of thete men left town recently
with several thousands of dollars from
the tale of diamonds, which a man in
the business has assured The Herald
are not what they are represented to
be. This matter should be looked into
in the interests of the business houses
here.
The Northern Interior Amusement
Company, owners of the Fort George
Theatre on Fourth Street, have completed arrangements for the opening of
their big theatre which from the date
of the first performance to be given as
soon as their electric plant it installed,
will be run continuously. The management hat been fortunate in securing
the tervices of Mr. C. P. Deykin, the
well known Vancouver manager. The
house will be run as a moving picture
show and vaudevillev house, and complete electrical equipment of the most
approved type it now on the way here
from San Francisco. Manager Deykin
hat already secured the services of Miss
Maud Dain, of London, England, a well
known pianist, who hat wide experience in Europe and America. Arrangement! are now pending to aecure the
services of Mademoiselle Velerie, the
noted French violinist, and the management will consider themaelvei fortunate if they can book tbis charming and
talented artiste, who is well known on
the vaudeville itage of three continents.
Manager Deykin is even now negotiating with many wall-known coast
artists, a list of whom will appear
in these columns later.
The management will endeavour
to give tbe opening performance on
July tbe first. Tbe South Fort Oeorge
Theatre is the largest abow house
in the northern interior ot B. C,
and has a seating capacity ot five
hundred people, and the high celling
and ample space allow the beet ot
ventilation. Comfortable chairs avoid
overcrowding, and tbe theatre, being
built with balcony, boxes and sectional floor space will aflord a .choice
ot seata.
The management will endeavour to
stage tbe best of shows through the
season, and the owners ot the theatre
will add tbe latest equipment to the
bouse aa circumstances Justify.
The work ot building tbe engine
room, and the construction of a fire
proof ventilated operating room tor
tbe two picture machines which will
avoid long waiting between films, ls
being done.
Contractor McPherson, who ls
clearing the Grand Trunk Pacific
townsite here, has now over 100 men
at work. The whole townsite will be
cleared by the first of July. Green
Bros. 4 Burden, who have the contract of surveying tbe townsite, will
commence work on Monday next.
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Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company, Limited
J. B. Daniell, President.
Devoted to the Interests of the Fort George Distriet and the Northern
interior of Rritish Columbia.
Sikoittin $3.00 I Yor iu Advuce
Adiirtisim Rates on Application
THE visit of Mr. Morley Donaldson to Fort George, marks the
first official inspection of the townsite situation here by one of
the directors of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company. Lt is
gratifying to note that the effect of this visit will be to help to
destroy the insiduous work of outlying townsites' advertising experts, for Mr. Donaldson possesses, not only very marked views
on the whole townsite situation here, but he is now in possession
of first hand information of the actual face value of the various
townsites, some of which he has seen stripped of the false prosperity and active development which their advertisements only
represent in them, and has appreciated the hopelessness of their
actual future valuations.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company are now actually
commencing the work of surveying their townsite on the Lndian
reservation. They have announced a fact which has for years
threatened to precipitate a panic amongst the lot-holders in the
townsites lying to the west of their townsite land by stating that
their development work will be concentrated on the eastern portion of the Lndian reservation, directly north of the townsite of
South Fort George on the Fraser river, and at a considerable distance from the townsites to the west. This, as The Herald has
always maintained, should have the effect of destroying the value
of the outside subdivisions as business property. The promoter,
through whose lavish expenditure, a small "business centre" has
been created on these outlying sites, will now scarcely be able to
realize his ambition to induce any representative business element
to assist the future growth of his vaunted "business centre."
That the fear of a far removed centre of development has always existed with the promoters of the outlying sites, is thoroughly evinced by the fact that they fought hard in an endeavor
to block the sale of the eastern portion of the Lndian reservation
to the G.T.P, when the negotiations were first opened with the
Indians.
The doubt, misrepresentation, and strife which has existed in
regard to townsites in this section was born of the uncertainty
which surrounded the whole townsite area. This situation was
taken full advantage of by the promoters offering for sale properties which they represented as possessing the highest features
of attraction to prospective investors as present and future business property. This state of affairs has reached its height, and
is now to be supplemented by the march of events which will
■hatter a lot of carefully created false impressions, and will anchor development in its natural channels and lead misguided investors into the light.
The promoters are taking fullest advantage of the fact that,
through an extraordinary chain of misrepresentation on the part
of the applicants, and over-confidence on the part of the opponents to an application before the Railway Commission, a station
has been ordered at a point on the Grand Trunk Pacific townsite
closer to the outlying subdivisions of the Natural Resources Security Company than the railway company wish to place it. This
is being represented by the man Hammond, who engineered the
application, as a "double victory" against the G.T.P. At the
hearing before the commission it was evident that the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway had not given the promoter credit for the
ability he possesses to prepare a case which presents itself with
forcible appeal that can only be destroyed by intimate knowledge
of the actual situation here, and by the process of analysis used
in separating the gold from the dross.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway have, through their general
counsel, notified all the counsel representing the Hammond interests, that the railway company will appeal against the decision of
the Railway Commission to the Governor-in-Council. That it will
be in the interests of every person holding townsite property in
any of the townsites here to see that the matter is properly presented may be gathered from the following statement mide to
The Herald by President Chamberlain of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway : .'•>.-
"Moving the station to a point designated by the Railway Commission will destroy the terminal so far as a divisional point is
concerned, and if order is sustained will necessitate our abandoning Prince George as a divisional point and moving either east or
west.from that location."
The Herald predicts, however, that the decision in this matter
will be reversed when the application comes before the Governor-
in-Council, but in the meantime, through the extensive advertising of the "double victory" the purpose of the promoter will
doubtless have been served, by the impetus lent to the unloading
of a large number of his unsold 25-foot lots. Their purchasers
have our sympathy in advance.
"THE blow that killed McCarthy," says the Edmonton
Bulletin, editorially commenting upon the tragedy
at Calgary on Victoria Day, "ought to be the death-blow to prizefighting in Alberta. Prize-fighting is a brutal and brutalizing occupation. Lt consists of pounding another man's constitution into ruin, or having one's own constitution battered into ruin, for
money.
"It is also a business by which the fight promoter amasses
wealth at the physical cost of men who are willing to pummel
each other for a share in the dollars which can be extracted from
those who are willing to pay to witness the exhibition.
"It is likewise the means by which a raft of bums and loafers
pick up a living which they are too lazy to work for.
"The basis of the business is the fact that people will flock to
see a fight, just as they will flock to see a' battle—not that the
majority of them approve either a fight or a battle, but that they
' want to see what is going on' and that the fight or the battle
more wholesome form oi detainment.
"Alberta can get along without the prize-lighter, the fight
promoter and the hanger-on, and
the majority of the people in the
province would like to see this
trio sent elsewhere. If the laws
provide the legal scope necessary
to put a.stop to these so-called
' boxing contests,' it is up to the
officers of the law to exercise
their power. Lf the law does not
give the officers this power it is
time the laws were changed."
WANTED.
Monoline   Operator,   male or
female.   Good wages and union
conditions.  Apply Herald, South
Fort George, B.C.
Tenders for Cord Wood
TENDERS are invited by the
undersigned for the cutting and
delivering on Lots 9 and 10,
Block 15, of fifty cords of Fir
Wood in four-foot lengths.
M. G. BROWN,
South Fort George.
Ft. George Land Dist.     Hist, oi Peacc I'iver
TAKE notice that Frank G, McClure. of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Timber
liroker, intends to apply for permission
to purchase the lollowing  described lands:
Commencing at a post planted about 4
miles east of the east bank of tlie Finlay
river and about 37 miles from its moutli,
marked "F. 0. Mcl.'s. S. W. corner"
tiience east 80 chains, tiience north 80
cliains, tiience west 80 cliains, tiience
soutli 80 cliains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
FRANK G. McCLURE.
October 31, 1912. John Macdonnell, agent.
J. A. Manahan & Co.
Signs and
Decorating
Central Avenue     -     Fort George
Fresh
Beef
Mutton
Meats r*
      Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Tin?
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND   HAMILTON STS.
DAVLS&PLTCHER, Props.
Smokers1 supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Established 1909.
Wire     Write or     Call
Fort George Trading
and
Lumber Company
Limited
.FOR.
of superior quality and
in all quantities.
Pioneer Sawmill and Steamboat Operators in New
British Columbia.
Phone One-One
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
C. E. McElroy, Manager.
ine nunneri. luihuw a mercantile lompany limii
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Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best FIR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in British cjjjjjjfo
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof,
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer  "Quesnel,"
Exclusive Agents For
The Hartt Shoe
House of Hobberlin Clothing
Campbell's Clothing
Our stock of BOOTS AND SHOES is the best in tL district,
\We have an especially fine stock on hand of
Loggers' and Wood Choppers' Supplies; an
exceptionally fine stock of Hickory Handles,
TENTS AND FLIES
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Second Street
8outh Fort George
Company. Limited
Central Avenue
Port George
If You Want the BEST in
Shoes
Clothing
Gents' Furnishings
(Largest Stock of High-Grade Clothing
in Central British Columbia)
SEETHE BOYS
The Perry-Stretch Clothing
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CENTRAL AVENUE : : FORT GEORGE |
FINE CONFECTIONERY^
We make our own CANDY from the best and most wholesome
materials available. : Our stock is large and always fresn.
A Complete Line of Clgara, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks in Season.
We Cater for Private Dinners, Banquats or Dance Suppers.
McGaghran & Thorne
HAMILTON AVENUE        '- • SOUTH FOOT »»>
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Wrl""gth river, and also the  first
'        canyon, the waterway
a busy scene.   Daring
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^XVys to steamer Chilcofc
and down again from
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"Io Mile 53, and has safely parsed
;';ngero..s rapids of the upper cancan average eight or nine scows
J passed daily down the Fort George
Jen-yesterday two scow loads of
* others containing dump cars,
arai equipment and here and there
Ite barges containing spuds and
lh vegetables with which their own-
Ttatend tu make a big strike en
iteand at Fort George, their ter-
inns Spuds at seven cents thia far
im is a fair measure of their variety.
1 hear the waters of the canyon have
!(,un to take toll this early in the sea-
,m Last year and previously the toll
exacted has been in human lives, but
it was hoped that now the rocks and
,helves hail been blown out and the
tbtnnel somewhat cleared of obstructions that safety in a large measure
could be assured. I am told by the
icowmen that the water through the
rapids is much faster this year than
before; that the removal of the rocks
has not only created a quicker current
but that the increased volume sets
direct upon the big rock at the base of
the second rapid and that a new channel of safety must be followed or disaster ensues.
This last week three scows have become a total wreck, one belonging to a
port George firm spreading its load of
s far and away down the river.
boatmen and rafters were. very busy
Idaring the passage of the goods and
■some good salvaging for themselves is
Reported | below here. A large barge
Representing some $10,000, belonging
Ito Foley Bros. & Co. containing a large
boiler and 1000 feet of cable was upset
in the basin, after emerging from the
fcorge. turned turtle and deposited its
■Wiit below the big eddy. Another
.e upset in the canyon itself and
out of its crew came ashore in the
ml while others jettisoned some of
« cargo and rode ashore.
J Accounts of progress are everywhere
print along the line to Mile 146.
Kaups above that are closing down, or
tat to do so, and operations and
transferred   to   below Fort
| ThehoBpital at 160 is full. Typhoid
diphtheria have made their ap-
Nance there and precautionary warn-
|tji are issued by camp inspectors and
1 authorities against the use of
JJ« titer even for washing purposes..
* poor old Fraser is condemned. She
■' polluted stream, that, who can
^.who has traveled down the
'.ind the sub-contractors' misman-
|«pmeat and carelessness of common
■MniUry measures are responsible for
I'' Anv rookie in a regiment or army,
■American or European, could give
nt*ra *•> the gross carelessness al-
ed in getting rid of slops and re-
e,
'Wist at 160, a poor devil of aGal-
I* was brought in from Camp 162,
l7kC|tinUvo with a dump-car, the
|«th dump-car accident in ten days.
i Along between 166 and 180 the sta-
I*s are all let and work in full swing.
Il ,s anticipated that from 166 and
I wn to 195 the grade wi„ be com.
!«easily ^ the 15th of August. All
IIh ,JCt! are term'"able on that date,
l"a there should be no difficulty with
■ ^contingent of Russians who have loll,!"."1 that ne'Khborhood being strict-
fP to time.
ltll8|?S lhat a n6w trail hM been
IC\   en the Cany°n Cache and
l»i1T0J'wavatCamP172-butthe
Ike.u ze(i the trail,., wanting.to
lonl /, busy or fu>»ny. blazed a
IJ   of blind trails, the latter lead-
liw mUidl9 of owver.dams. It
L.'     mmonfor men to be lost hik-
Iaj t tthe five mile or B0 of forMt-
IttL?p twcnty-n>ne men picked up
■was s", ZKC.for labor at Camp 162
|>*ved
quired further down. They make admirable stationmen, are hard workers
and do not give any trouble to the
management. This immigrant movement will, it is hoped, complete the
tale of the men required on the construction this year and confuse the
alarmists wh» have been telling all and
sundry of what labor troubles are going
to happen but which will not nor cannot ensue.
sent over last
'»« ut  .1        . Week>   °n,y 12 ""
tire it        d'9tination-    Several
ihow f„    'n the woods and did not
^Iv.I30?1''1^8 8t0thw CamPi-
*Cded   •   ger°U8 direction can be
IN tht
1 would
warn everyone tak-
"PiciaK?" fr°m  th* cany°n t0 **
Wift ,.„ .ell0M at the canyon, or
'n my opinion, take the
l"Mile I ,iver bank to the Cache
I..   <-   0 and strike the right-of-way
Ift'aup'p?^^*™ expecting
"la now       ^BBU"M,  t600)  from
now, every week.   The first
Duncan Ross is authority for the
statement that steel will reach Smithers, about eight miles west of Telkwa,
some time in August. Mr. Ross was
some 800 miles in the interior. He reports the roads in bad condition but
that they are now starting to dry.
Two thousand men are working on
the Pacific Great Eastern grade be*
tween Newport and Lillooet and several
hundred more men will be put to work
within the next few weeks. The men
are scattered along the line. Most of
them are working at either the Newport or Lillooet end and a comparatively small party are clearing the route
for the construction of the grade near
the middle of this section. The railway
is making every effort to hasten construction work.
Hazleton Herald: The North Coast
Land Co., of Vancouver, has this season set out a number of apple trees on
a couple of pieces of land they own in
the Kitwangah district. The land was
cleared over a year ago and the experiment is being made with the apple
trees. If successful more land will be
cleared and more apple trees of different varieties, as well as other kinds of
fruits, will be tried. The North Coast
Land Company own large tracts of
land in this district, and they are now
doing development work which will
prove to the world what these lands
are particularly good for. The company is working out an extensive policy for the development of the northern
interior of British Columbia.
The Enterprise ranch at 141-Mile
House, Cariboo district, owned by J.
P. Murphy, has been sold to a British
nobleman, the consideration being over
$100,000. The new owner purposes engaging in stockraising on a very extensive scale. The ranch is one of the
shew places of the district. It consists
of 2,500 acres, a large portion of which
is under cultivation, the remainder
comprising wild hay meadows and cattle ranges. The ranch was located by
Dennis Murphy, father of J. P. Mur-
phs, in 1861, and has been in possession
of the family ever since. It is stocked
with 400 head of cattle and forty horses,
which now pass into the possession of
the new owner, who has also purchased
three adjacent ranches. Thoroughbred
stock, both horses and cattle, will be
imported from England.
Announcement is made in Edmonton
by P. C. Bernard Harvey, commissioner of Dominion parks, that two buffaloes from the national reserve atWain-
wright, Alta., where more than 1,200
head of American bison are quartered,
will be sent to Ireland this month for
exhibition at the zoological gardens in
Dublin. The animals, the pick of the
large drive, which includes the famous
vey has received a dozen applications
from men in various parts of the province to accompany the shipment to
Ireland. M. McTaggart, superintendent of the reserve, reports that the
herd is increasing rapidly. Ninety
calves were dropped in March and April
and at least 200 more are expectod this
spring. The buffaloes are in good condition.
■ ANNOUNCEMENT.
DR. H. S. SIMMONS, Dentist, of
Vancouver, B.C., is in Quesnel.
He expects to be in South Fort George
in a short time, and if conditions are
favorable will locate here. He is a
regularly LICENSED practitioner and
has been practicing in British Columbia
for fifteen years. ml7tf
NOTICE.
ALL accounts against stationmen on
our work on Indian Reserve at
Fort George must be rendered to us at
once, duly receipted for by person receiving the goods.
Hereafter we will not be responsible
for any bills for merchandise unless
covered by an order in writing by us.
J. H. McPHERSON & CO.
South Fort George, May 12.        ml7,6
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Fort George School.
SEALED TENDERS superscribed
"Tender for Fort George School," will
be received by the Honouraole the
Minister of Public Works up to noon of
Wednesday, the 18th day or June, 1913,
for the erection and completion of a
small one-room school-house at Fort
George, in the Cariboo Electoral
District.
Plans, specifications, contract and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 17th day of May, 1913, at the
of Mr. T. W. Heme, Government
Agent, Fort George; Mr. J. A. Shearer,
Secretary of the School Board, Fort
George, B.C.; and the Department of
Public Works, Victoria.
Intending tenders may obtain a copy
of the plans and specifications by applying to the undersigned, for the sum of
ten dollars ($10), which will be refunded on their return in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent, of tender,
which shall be forfeited if the party
tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracted for.
The cheques or certificates of 'deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon, the execution of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Public Works Engineer.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., May 7th, 1918.    jl4,4
SEALED TENDERS addressed to
the undersigned, and endorsed "Tenders to Complete Jetty at Steveston,
B. C," will be received at this office
until 4 P. M., on Tuesday, June 17,
1913, for the completion of the Jetty at
Steveston, at the mouth of the Fraser
River, New Westminster, B. C.
Plans, specifications and form of contract can be seen and forms of tender
obtained at this Department and at the
offices of C. C. Worsfold, Esq., District
Engineer, New Westminster, B. C.; F.
W. Aylmer, Esa., District Engineer,
Chase, B. C., and on application to the
Postmaster at Steveston, B. C.
Persons tendering are notified that
tsnders will not be considered unless
mt de on the printed forms supplied,
and signed with their actual signaturer,
stating their occupations and place oi
residence of each member of the firm
must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank,
payable to the Honourable the Minister
of Public Works, equal to ten per cent.
(10 p. c.) of the amount of the tender,
which will be forfeited if the person
tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or fail to
complete the work contracted for. If
the tender be not accepted the cheque
Will be returned.
The Department does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
R. C. DESROCHERS,
Secretary.
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, May 16. 1913.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without
authority from the Department-40043,
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands
situated in Range 4, Coast District,
and more particularly described from
the southwest corner of Township 10,
bearing date of the 25th of May, 1910,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910. is
cancelled in so far as same affects the
acquisition of said lands under the provisions of the "Coal and Petroleum
Act." R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May 5th, 1913.   ml72m
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands in the
Cariboo and Cassiar Districts by reason
of a notice, bearing date September
12th, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on September 12th,
1907, as well as the reserve existing
upon Crown lands within the Land
Recording Districts of Cariboo and
Lillooet and the Kamloops Division of
Yale Land Recording District by reason
of a notice, bearing date April 3.d, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on April 6th, 1911, is cancelled
in so far as the same affect the acquisition of said lands under the provisions
of the "Coal and Petroleum Act."
ROBT. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.. April 14th, 1918.   J28
the Grand Trunk rownsue oi
WILLOW RIVER
British Columbia
1 1-4 to 5-acre Tracts at less than the price of 25 or 50-foot city lots.
First subdivision of acreage in the NEW COMING TOWN OF WILLOW
RIVER, B.C., of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Purchase close-in property and subdivide it yourself into city lots for
your own profit. Each piece contains approximately eighteen 25-foot or
nine 50-foot city lots. Fifteen miles of streets provided. Every lot on a
Government prescribed street.
A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY not to be missed.   Write for particulars
at once.   Lots limited in number.   Address owners:.
Box 76, Box 122,
Fort George South Fort George
Also TOWNSITE MANAGER, WILLOW RIVER, B.C.
To Whom It May Concern;
A Stock of General Merchandise will be disposed of
amounting to nearly THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Everything must be disposed of within two months. All
we aim to get out of this large stock of merchandise is the
first cost of the goods.
We Appeal to Bargain Hunters for Patronage
Thos. A. Blair
THIRD STREET,       -      -       SpUTH PORT GEORGE
Build Yourself a Home
The advances made by the building trade in this city are
in conformity with the generally improved facilities of supply. It is now possible to secure every requisite here for the
building of a modern, up-to-date home at reasonable prices.
I can design and build your future home to suit your ideas.
LET VS TALK IT OYER, OR WRITE
D. A. BREWSTER
P.O. Box 17. South Port George, B.C.
Edison Electric
Theatre
Ladies' and Children's Matinee
Saturday, 3 p. m.
Latest and Best Photo-Play
Pictures to be Secured.
We have our own Electric
.Light Plant.
CHANGE OF SHOW DAILY.
Admission, 25 cents.
FIRST-CLASS
DRESSMAKING
Apply Wesley's cottage,
Rear Close & Brown Co.
DR. F.E. WOODWARD, V.D.J.D.
Has started the practice of his
profession with headquarters at
Quesnel. He has had considerable experience in veterinary
work and solicits the patronage
of residents of the Cariboo.
Auction Sale!
Under and by virtue of the
power contained in a certain
Chattel Mortgage, I am authorized to sell by Public Auction, at
the corner of Hamilton avenue
and Third street,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE,
at 7, p.m„ on
Saturday, June 7th, 1913,
the following goods and chattels,
viz.:
A Quantity of Clothing, Shirts and
Drawers, Boots and Shoes,
and Other Goods.
WhyPayRent
Own your own home! You
can build your future home
now at the minimum of expense.
No building is too large
or too small to receive
our careful attention.
Blue print* and plans furnished.
Get our estimates.
Bronger & Flynn
Contractors and Builders
SOUTH POKT GEORGE
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Heali SO CenU
Short Orders • Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort Gecrge.
TERMS CASH.
A. G. HAMILTON, Auctioneer.
Dr. R. W. Alward
DENTIST
JOHNSON BUILDING
Hamilton Ave. : South Fort George
P. A. Landry J. H. McGregor J.F.Temflrton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   ColmMfela   Land   ■■rrejreis
Lend Agenti Timber Crulttn
Chencery Chunben, Ungley Street, VICTORIA.
B.C., P.O. Box 152. Phone 684.
MuGmor Buildlnjt. Third Street. SOUTH FORT
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimates Submitted.
Registered Clydesdale Stallion for Service
ALLRIGHT
(Reg. No. 8169)
Dam, Lady Madring.
Sire, Torpedo (Imp. 4102).
Service Fee, $26 for Season.
H. SMITH, Owner. ILILlEi VUlflUUyil **'*"   vuniuf*—
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The Biggest Day in the History
of the Town Is What Citizens
Are Endeavoring to Make It-
Big List of Events and $2000
in Prizes—Grand Ball in the
Evening as a Windup.
Dominion Day (July 1st) is
marked on all calendars in red.
That is the day when the entire
population of New Cariboo gets
together at South Fort George
for the annual celebration that
has made this town famous, The
townsite question, the station
location and kindred topics are
laid on the shelf, and good-fellowship holds the boards.
Without doubt the biggest day
in this district's history has been
arranged for July 1st of this
year. An enthusiastic meeting
of the citizens to arrange the details of the celebration was held
a few evenings ago, when committees to deal with the various
phases of the day's events were
appointed.    These are now hard
at work. The programme committee has arranged a series of
events that will not leave a dull
moment from early morn until
daybreak of the day following.
For the prizes in the different
athletic events and horse races
the committee announce that
$2000 will be distributed. The
day's programme concludes with
a grand ball which promises to
eclipse any previous event of a
like nature ever held.
Messrs. A. G. Hamilton and
Geo. E. McLaughlin as president
and chairman respectively of the
Sports Committee, are leaving
nothing undone to ensure the
success of the celebration, Frank
O'Flaherty is chairman of the
ball committee and Archie Crozier
is general secretary,
Following is a list of the day's
events:
Baseball match—Fort George vs.
South Fort George, one of the
series of matches for the Cariboo
championship. Donation to winning club, 5100.
' Horse race-Half mile pony
race for ponies under 14 hands,
owners up.   Purse, $100.
Cowboy race-Quarter mile,
open to all horses owned in Cariboo.   $80.
Slow race-Last horse in wins,;
owners or their friends barred
from r'd'ng.   $48.
Auto race—(Handicap) $70.
100 yard race.   $27.
One-mile race.   $35.
Sack race, 50 yards.   $18.
Obstacle race, j$00 yards.   $30.
Boys' race, 100 yards, under 15.
$18.
Standing broad jump.   $20.
Standing high jump.   $20.
Hurdle race, 150 yards,   $30.
Putting shot.   $45.
Grinning through horse collar.
$30,
Tug-of-war, openJ;o all.   $48.
Canoe race, for all boats, canoe
or Peterborough.   $35.
Canoe race, boys under 20. $35.
Climbing greased pole,   $47.
intends, within sixty days, to apply
to the Commissioner of Lands for a
licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the S. W. corner of I.ot 1468,
Cariboo District, and marked "F.
C. Porter's S. E. corner," tbence 80
chains west; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains south to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more»or
P. C. PORTER.
April 25, 1913.   O. P. Dench, agent.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Arthur O'Neil,
intends within sixty days to apply
to the Commissioner of Lands for a
licence to .prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the S. W. corner of Lot 1468,
and marked "A. O'Neil's N. E.
corner," thence- 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80
chains north; thence 80 chains east
to point of commencement, contain-
in^ 640 acres more or less.
A. O'NEIL.
April 25, 1913.   C. P. Dench, agent.
/
The First Dominion Day Celebration in New Cariboo.    Picture Taken July 1st, 1910, When South
Fort George Was Two Months Old.     Visitors Will Marvel at the Modern Little City of Today.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South B'urt George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the south west corner of Lot; 2034,
Cariboo District; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less;
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
F»RT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, 1*.
O,, occupation prospector, intends to
npply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the South Western corner of Lot
2031, Cariboo District; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to thc Minister of Lands tor a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot 2034,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acreB more or lesB.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, 11.
O.,'occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prosnect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot 2039,
Cariboo District, thencc south 80
chains; thence west 80 chainB; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement,
containine 640 acres more nr less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H.. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B,
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister cf Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2039,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or leBS.
ERNEST  H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect fori coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the (lorth west corner of Lot 2035,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B,
C, occuiiation urospector, intends tp
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2038,
Cariboo Diatrict, thence south 80
cliains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence wtst 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acreB more or less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913,
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lande for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the south east corner of Lot 2031,
Cariboo District; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
May 20th, 1913.
FORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
t? the UommiSBion'er 7 ' l° J
Lirence to „*-<.™t 0l Uit., J
petroleum Comm«u,JW <**,
Placed at the s w g « a I
1468, Cariboo ljj'lJt™irf(:orn« ol,
"O- P. Dench's N ° ' a"1 mi
0 chains east; thi £"*■" H
theuce m clmins „1 ?.us H
chains north to point ,' Le"«l
ment, containing 64i"' commeJ
less. k   m »«es m-J
Ai»rU25, l9i3P-BEN°H.
District of Caribon    ^
TAKE notice that Wil „       J
ningham within sis y? * J' J
apply to the CoBmisJK»j
for a licence to  prosDert ■   H
and Petroleum comment'Tl
Planted at the S   w  ™   at M
1468, Oariboo District ^f011
"W. J. Cunninghams TcH
thence east 80 chains; thenc?'!
80 chains; thence west m wl
thenci south 80   cha^to   *I
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to thc Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Pe-.
t.roleum, over the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the south west corner of Lot 2030,
Cariboo District; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chainB; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
ERNEST H. LIVINGSTONE
April 25, 1913.
The value of advertising is
gauged by the results obtained.
The Herald circulates among
genuine investors and those
seeking reliable information. .
We reserve the right to
refuse any advertisement
Fort George He
Box 138
South Fort George
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K BYTHE ENUUr itAK
2,—An autumn
"decided upon.
chief business
Ottawa, Jfie
&haSiobnthe
ffSfiiin^faredistri
11 b   hill   after whi
'November or
k    -•-^ion by the senate of
bill did not create
, conclusion what
house would
there
country
early in Decem-
'fhe reject
P^8.*. ihe capital,as it was
the
Summons met
file said that if he does
a statement it will in all
! iiiivbe in  the House of
£       As the bill is dead
K not go back to the Low-
Ce it is Possible that ripth-
nwjH be said about it with-
e walls of parliament this
Opinion as to the wis-
r
ig
it
ission
of the action of the senate
ettv evenly on party lines.
Ihe Conservatives claim that
y members of the Upper House
■ve made a grave political mis-
ike while the Liberals say that
the government appeals to the
jntry the result will be that
e majority of the people will
ijlare against the bill. It is al-
gether possible that the situa
wiH be considered by Pre-
m Borden and his ministers at
meeting of the cabinet to be
soon. It is quite possible
a decision may be arrived at
et matters rest until another
n of parliament has been
ends to apply for permission to purchase
the   following  described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Finlay Rivtr 35 m;ics
from the mouth, marked "\v. U's. y m
corner post;" tiience west 60 chain's more
or less, thence north 80 chaius; 'thence
cast 40 cliains, more or less, tlicnce following the course oV tlie river to the point
of commencement, containing 480 acres
more or less. ''
my. 31
April 17th
1913.
WILLIAM BAH.EY
John MacDonell, agent.
Ft. George Land Dist.     Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Frederick Brown of
New Westminister, B. C, occupation Merchant, intends to npply for permission to
purchase the   following   descrihed lands:
Commencing at ap post planted on the
south bank of the Finlay River 34 miles
from the mouth, marked "F. H's. S E
corner post," thence west 80 chains, morc
or less, thence north 80 chains; thencc
east 80 chains, more or less, thence following the course of the river to thc point
of commencement, containing 640 acres
more or less.
my.31 FREDERICK BROWN
April  17th.  1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
vuncouver, JB. t., occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase  the following  described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Finlay river, 41 milts
from the mouth, marked "M. L's., S. Ii.
corner post," thence west 80 chans;
thence north 80 chains, more or less, to
the bank of thc rivcr; thence following
the course oV the river to thc point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
y.31 MARY LAVEROCK
April  17th.   1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Sirs. Juhn (1. l.uroaki, who was for-
ily Mary Kobolsky, was declared
winner in a terpaichorean marathon
Edmonton South the other night,'
len she danced with 171 partners at
celebration following her wedding.
Mentally, the 1 ride gathered in
8, etch partner paying $2 for the
vilege of dancing with her, in acta with an old Polish custom.
celebration started shortly after
won hour antl contiftUfid until dawn
Bowing morning. The director
!«monies said that such a thing as
the "chicken scratch,"
ly" and "bunny" were out of
Ifitition. Mrs. Luroski, who is a
ij young woman, recently from
I, told several of her country wo-
t, while she k proud of having
led a new "toga" record in
-she will never dance again.
te of electricity for lighting and
'•'purposes will be the first to ben-
fatly from the municipal owner-
iblic utilities in Edmonton by
m of 12 1-2 to 25 per cent, in
ittive early in June. A. W.
sperintendent of the depart-
"> tt has a surplus of more
W,Whas recommended a cut
'■-F-t cent, in light rates, now
S*P« k.w.h., and25 per cent.
* in power rates, now four
,*■•■■ a sliding scale for manu-
•* concerns. The commissioner the cut. The total profits of
^publicly-owned utilities in Ed-
Wi» §60,000 last year.   The
Wriilw
ay reported a large deficit
l"tyJI" of extraordinary charges
|:, ions an(J improvements, but
L,h ani1 ("wer departments earned
r«»»n sufficient to cover the losses.
,«,er !lBpartment was operated at
hi 1 ullhour9- wit" un-ver-
iftfaSiliclteti*' KM during
ktiit,,5-the morn"-« and even-
Cl au,rnt8' an§  studenU'
,   . Twelve
Ked***1912
P Und Dist.
hours, twelve for
million passengers
as against 1,812-
Dist. of Peace River
H**vtllwt
1 mtcmii
William S. Wright,
U. S. A. , occupaiioii
... npply for permission
N»f nt V'"E ll«s"ibed lands;
l'»k ol 11   "„ l><,sl  planted  on  the
«ttZ"Z "[ "W* S. W's.,   s.
It  i,.ss'    llience   west 80  chains,
1   *»>l    80        1°     "°rtl'     8°   cllaill9i
'""win,. 11  c™llsi     more or less,
Wot to*,,,    r""rsc ot the river to
.M,!t |l""l"wme"l, containing 640
■VII.IJAM S. WRIGHT
-__''"' MncDonell, agent.
'in
wad Dist
Dist. ot Peace River
Pi 'I. C
•had, 11"
Jb z
Jjoicin,
H„
»».
. """nii
iSin.
..  l»e
llit r;
1 Coin
ulu,
rked
1 Minnie V. Bailey, of
'•'■'"1'iition Married Wo-
I'l'ly for  permission   to
*'"*.:  described   lnnds:
Dost planted   on   tlie
Hiver,  ,1,6 miles
"M, V. B's.,   S.
I,l1,t! west  40  chains;
."""'''or less,  north  to
IUI': tlicnce following thc
,r. t0  the point   of com-
",nl! 160 acres, more or
„   MINNI1S V. HATJ,EY.
"   J"lm MacDoneU, aRcnt.
Ft. George land Dist.     Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Francis Aloysius Mc-
Kcown, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation
Hotclkcepcr, intends to a"-'* for permission to purchase the following described
lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Finlay river, about 41
miles from the moutii of the said river,
end marked "F. A. McK's... S. W. corner
post," thence east 80 chains: theuce nortii
80 chains; thence west 80 chains, more or
less to the rivcr; thence followin? the
course of said river to point of commencement,     containing  640    acres,  more  or
mv.3l FRANCIS ALOYSIUS McKEOWN
April 17th.  1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Furnishings for the Home
We have received a complete stock of up-to-date FURNITURE, MIRRORS, CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE,
UPHOLSTERY and every requisite for the furnishing of
the home.
Our Goods Are Ordered From
Eastern Points by the Carload
We also specialize in Bank and Office Fixtures, Showcase Making, Wall Glass Cares and all kinds of high-class
made-to-order Furniture.
The quality of our work is well-known and appreciated,
ANTHONY WEDGIS,
Burns Building.   Phone 8.
-    Proprietor
South Fort George, B.C.
|   MAIL UKULKS
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We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
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Give us a trial
A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
I
Front Street
Quesnel, B. C.
I
The Wright Investment Co.,Ld.
Vancouver. ASSETS, $500,000    South Fort George.
We are the Owners of the Famous
Salmon River Valley Lands
This land is for sale in tracts from 40 to 640 acres, with
special inducements to settlers;  Prices on application.
We also carry on a general Real Estate and Insurance
business, including Pire, Life and Accident Insurance,
Fidelity Bonds, Employer's Liability, Plate Glass, Automobile, Etc.
See Ui for Reliable InrestmMts.     We Handle Only First-class Properties.
City Livery, Feed •&
Sale Stables'
A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle andjPack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
WILLOW RIVER
BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company are
now disposing of the remaining portion o' their
lots in the new town of Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow rivers.
By those who are in close touch of the true conditions, this new town is considered to be one of
future importance in Central British Columbia.
In investing in Willow River property be sure
that your property comes to you direct from the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company—make no
mistake in this. | There is only one official and
original Grand Trunk Pacific Railway town of
Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser,
Salmon and Willow rivers. It is located on Lot
785. Station site was approved by Board of Railway Commissioners under date of March 26th,
1912, Order No. 16179. We have no interest in
outside subdivisions. For authentic Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway maps of Willow River and detailed
information call on
F. W. CRAWFORD
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents   rand Trunk Pacific Railway
WINNIPEG
(r
Printin
,000
PE make a specialty of Fine Commercial Job
Printing. Our plant is the most modern in
Central British Columbia, and our prices compare
most favorably with Coast figures. Your orders will
receive our best attention and will be delivered
promptly.   No job too big, none too small.
WE EXCEL IN TWO-COLOR PRINTING,
The Fort George Herald
^
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE  best available subdivision in the Fort George District is
offered for sale by the owners.   The property is located opposite
South Fort George townsite on deep water.    The very best of land.
The survey 13 complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
HAMILTON AVE. -     -     -      SOUTH FORT GEORGE
^=^
EMPRESS HOTEL
Corner Fourth and Hamilton       -      South Fort George, B. C.
A NEW AND UP-TO-DATE HOTEL.
Bright and comfortable rooms and
suites at the Empress.      :      :
Rates on Application.
G. WARCUP
Proprietor
Fort Oeorgo. B.C. Vlrtorln, B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mir. F. C. Green. Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
(Ml bfbetn, Drauiiti 4 B. C. Uti Suvtym
Survey! of Landi, Minos, TownsiteB, Timber
Limits, Etc.
Advertise in The Herald
Everybody's
Doing It!
Doing what? Getting their clothes
French Dry Cleaned at the Wardrobe
Cleaner's.
Goods Called For and Delivered
on Short Notice.
A. D. Southern, - Prop.
Fourth St.    -   South Fort George.
Phone 49. \*l
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A stern-whoel gasoline boat is being
built at Quesnel for ferry service between this point and the "other town."
This will be the only boat of this class
on this section of the river.
Al. Young, who drives the four-
horse stage on the sixty mile run
from Blackwater in the winter time,
was amongst the arrivals* on the
Steamer B. X. yesterday. He will remain here for a few days.
The recent improvements to the local post office, place it on a par with
any office of similar nature in the pro-
vice for neatness and appearance. The
new metallic box system is already
largely taken up, and Postmaster Williamson will again have to add to the
system very shortly.
Advices received just before going
to press state that a scow was yesterday wrecked whilst running the
Grand Canyon, and one man out of
its six occupants was drowned. Some
of the rescued men went four miles
Cewn stream on sweeps and bales
of hay before they were tv-iifld.
Miss Oliver, a sister of Mrs. J. 0.
Williamson, of this city, arrived here
on Thursday last from England. Miss
Oliver accompanied Mr. and Mrs.
Wilson, who have been spending some
months in Ireland, on the long journey from the British Isles,
Leon Champion, Dominion Inspector of Fisheries, was a visitor here
this week. Mr. Champion is an old
timer in the Cariboo, being born in
Barkerville. The fishes, he states,
are in excellent health and spirits.
The baseball game scheduled for
last Sunday turned out to be a fizzle
on account of the non-appearance of
the Fort George team. The game was
claimed by default by the home
team. The game was to have been
played on the new diamond on the
river bank about half a mile south
of here, where a splendid grand stand
has been erected. A "scrub" team
was picked up after the game was
defaulted, and a very good game of
ball was played.
Within the next few days about
six hundred scow men will arrive
here from the end of steel with a
huge flotilla of laden scows. Some of
these river men are quite without
fear. The other day a scow broke
up in running through the Grand. A
scow man was rescued from where he
clung to a log sweep. Four of his
companions were drowned, but aa
soon as be got ashore he went to
the head of the canyon and brought
another scow through.
The student of human nature who
wants to see some of the raw "bo-
huuK" product, in its native habitat
should stroll along the new levee addition to South Fort George on the
Hudson Bay waterfront property,
which has recently been leased to
private individuals living here;> Here
one may see the wild railway man
feasting In open ended tent lunch
counters, or basking in tbe shade of
the great cottonwood trees, planning
for the plesant passing of the idle
hours which last as long as his time
check allows. i
A party consisting of Captain Johnson, superintendent of transportation
for Messrs. Foley, Welch & Stewart,
Chief Engineer George, Superintendent George Hardie, A. E. Griffin, of
the Griffin Construction Company, and
Contractor McDonald, returned thie.
week from a trip up the Nechaco river
in the gasoline boat "Dolly Varden."
They ascended the river for a distance
of about fifty miles, running the Isle
de Pierre rapids, and other dangerous
places under the piloting of Captain
Johnson without difficulty or danger.
The steamboat inspectors from Victoria arrived here this week to pass
the different steamboats operating in
these waters. Inspectors F. F. Richard and B. Waurstrup are assigned to
the work. The boats operating on the
upper Fraser river now are the steamers "Distributor" and "Conveyor,"
owned by Messrs. Foley, Welch &
Stewart, thc two largest boats on the
river. The steamers "B. X." and "B.
C. Express," owned by the B. C. Express Company; the steamers "Chilcotin and "Fort Fraser," owned by the
Fort George Timber and Trading Company; the steamer Quesnel, owned by
the Vancouver - Quesnel Navigation
Company; and the steamer George B.
Hammond, owned by the Natural Resources Security Company, Ltd.
The Edison Theatre, on Third St.
is keeping up a first class motion
picture performance. The films shown
are interesting and amusing, and the
large patronage which tne bouse is
receiving is gratifying to the proprietors, who have invested a large
Bum of money in equiping the house
with up-to-date'features. ,
the Hood building on Hamilton Avenue, hnve the big structure well under way.
There is a baseball gnme scheduled
for tomorrow afternoon on the Fort
George diamond, between the Fort
George and South Fort George teams
for the Carney cup.
Al. Johnson, proprietor of the
Northern Hetel here, returned from
a trip to the coast this week. He has
purchased a complete electrical plant
for his hotel.
FOR SALE-New cottage, well
finished, central location, See
H. J. Haslett & Co., corner
Third and Laselle.
WANTED-Inside business property in South Fort George. H.
J, Haslett & Co., corner Third
and Laselle,
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
We have just received a full
line of the above. This is a
new and complete stock.
jj Close &Brown Cim
A Peculiar Coincidence:
Queen Victoria was born on the 24th of May.
Kennedy-Blair's large fleet of scows arrived on
the same day of the year-just 94 years later.
Last week we advertised the expocted arrival of a quarter
of a million pounds of merchandise. This was a typographical error; it should have read
A Million and a
Quarter Pounds
This vast amount of tonnage has now arrived.    A like
amount will follow in a few weeks.
Special attention given to mail orders.
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
Corner Second and Hamilton    :    South Fort George, B. C.
FARM LAND
vt" «ww nave Arriv«
From the Cache
Best Assortment of House and Gents' __*_ l I
Boots&Shoes,Udies'Wear, Stock of Genenfc1
ware That Could be Purchased in the East.
We are also agents for the Victor Talking m. _■
complete line of Victor Victrolas and ne"v w',"65' a»<l*
in and hear them. JUne Records.
.'
\ GENERAL MERCHANTS.
g Laselle Avenue and Second Street    .    ,„mUl,.,,,
South Fortf
Up-to-date Gents'
Our new stock of Furnishings for Gentlemen u , ,i
for your inspection. Particular people are beins se 1
day to their manifest satisfaction. See our stnk* t\
WEAR and PANAMA HATS. The latest S£af
reasonable prices. l
See our SUITS-Hand Tailored or Custom Made,
JERMYN & BOWLES
HAMILTON AVENUE        - -       SOUTH
r
IN THE
FORT GEORGE DISTRICT
NECHACO VALLEY
Carefully selected land at reasonable
prices and on long terms. We own
every acre we offer for sale, and can
give guaranteed title.
R.'(R. WALKER, Resident Agent of the North
Coast Land Co,, Ltd.   .   South Fort George, B.C.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General 00cm: 610 to 634 Metropolitan Bldg., Vanconver,B.C
London Oflice:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, ... $1,500,000.
Fort George District
A Few Choice Exclusive is tin gs
480 ACRES—Crown granted, four miles southwest of town.
Al land.   $60 per acre; good terms.
FIVE ACRES having 350 feet of waterfrontage on the
Fraser River; less than a mile from South Fort George.
$200 per acre; $200 cash, balance 6, 12, 18 and 24 mos.
21-2-ACRE TRACTS one-quarter mile from railway line
and two miles from the Indian Reserve (G. T. P. town-
site). Choice garden land. $350 to $450 per tract; $50
cash and the balance monthly, 6 per cent interest.
The Northern Development
Company, Limited
403-404 Carter-Cotton Building     :      VANCOUVER, B.C.
Owners and Exclusive Dealers
Fort George Nechaco Valley Fraser Lake
and Peace River Lands.
EARLY SHIPMENTS
of any kind will be quick sellers in South Fort George this season.!
returns mean good profits. If you want your goods to be among!
shipments have them billed via
BX STEAMEIS
The fastest and best equipped boats on the Upper Fraser. Then!
able and up to-date steamers make direct connections at Soda Cr]
the company's passenger autos and mail stages from Ashcroft.
service at lowest cost.
British Columbia Expr&l
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      AsscU Eictd Fifty Million Dollars
Tbe Bank of British Nc rth Aittj
Tour money ls tater ln the Bank than in your house or ie ■
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at an; tin I
out delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign DraMf
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Ordmil
FORT GEORGE BRANCH,
J.
Notice to Contractors
THE ROYAL BANK OF CANADA calls for tended
construction of a two-storey banking office to be a
the northwest corner of Hamilton Avenue and Fourth]
South Fort George, in accordance with plans and speciHj
to be seen at
The Boyal Bank of Cans
Tenders close June 14th.
H. W. GROSS
F
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers,
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron woik clone,
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces, Etc.
Sole Agents Nagel-Chase Celebrated Gasoline Lighting
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Hotel Nortbm
Corner Hamilton & Third
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
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Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
South Fort Gee*;
Rates W&&*
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