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 VOL. 5, NO. 42.
Price Five Cents
Word was received by the
trustees this week from the Department of Public Works at
Victoria, that the matter [of a
central school site in Block 178,
adjoining: Duchess Park, had
been arranged, and that plans
for a four-room school for that
block, and for a two-room school
for Block 238, on the Millar portion of the townsite were being
prepared, and that the work
would be commenced at the earliest possible moment.
The school trustees have been
working on this matter for some
time and the success that has attended their efforts is most gratifying, as it is  most  important
that the educational facilities of
our city should be second to none
in the province. There are many
pupils ready for high school work
and many more will be ready
shortly, and it is the intention of
the trustees to make every effort
towards the opening of a high
school here as early as possible.
Many families whose children, it
is understood, are attending high
school in Edmonton are prepared
to move in here just as soon as
the educational facilities are
The trustees are advertising
for a competent male principal,
to commence his duties after the
summer holidays.
Writes From Firing Line
Three Days Before Death.
War Takes Toll of Local Boys.
Mr. H. G. Marvin, head of the
Forestry Branch in this district,
recently received a most interesting letter from his brother
Lieut. Donald Marvin, three days
before the latter was killed in
action during an early morning
charge on the German trenches
in northern France. Lieut. Marvin's description of the feelings
of men under shell fire gives a
good idea of the nerve-racking
experiences undergone in everyday fighting. He writes: " I
used to think I was a coward over
this shelling business, but find
there are very few people who
really like it. You can hear the
shells coming from miles away
and can tell after a bit if they
are coming exactly for you. You
can imagine the nerve-shattering
effect when, after the shells have
been going well overhead they
begin to shorten the range and
gradually drop them nearer and
nearer, and eventually drop one
just in front of your parapet. It
gets on your nerves a bit I can
tell you, as you can do nothing
but sit tight and wait for the
next one. But after all it is surprising what little damage is
really done, considering the a-
mount of ammunition expended.
You are really safe unless one
happens to drop exactly in the
trench or on top of a dug-out."
Lieut. Marvin speaks of the
wonderful mail system conducted
by the Allies. He states: "I
can get a letter home (England)
in three days and an answer in
less than a week. The mail is
marvellous in its regularity and
one of the blessings of the war.
We get our mail regularly as
clockwork every evening, even
in the trenches.
"We have so many days in the
trenches and so many out. to get
cleaned and rested. Periods vary
according to circumstances, Our
last term in was rather a long
one—17 days at a stretch, but
luckily the weather was grand
and we stuck it out quite well."
The most distant and remote
parts of the empire suffer just as
surely as the metropolis of the
nation when war and death reach
out ruthlessly and demand their
toll. In the death of Sgt. Colin
Milburn, Prince (leorge district
loses a popular and valued citizen.
Mr. Milburn was connected with
the local Government Office for
several years before enlisting for
service. While here he married
Miss Robinson, also of the government staff. Sgt. Milburn
though quite a young man, had
belonged to a company of hussars
in England for several years before coming to Canada. He was
one of the first to leave this district for the front and received a
commission as sergeant. With
several more local boys Sgt.
Milburn found himself at the
front in a remarkably short time,
considering the months of waiting by many of the Canadian
troops. He was killed at the now
famous battle of Ypres, during
the wonderful charge of the Canadian troops on May 21-22.
A letter from Dan McGregor
has just been received by Mr.
Norman Wesley. Dan has so far
come through unscathed, although he was in the thick of the
fighting at Ypres, when Sgt.
Milburn was killed, and Bob
Johnson, another local boy, was
wounded. Writing on May 24th
Dan says that the effect of the
shell fire is very demoralizing and
only men of steel nerve can stand
it for 48 hours, The poisonous
gases are awful and many men
are killed without ever having
seen the enemy, such is the
nature of modern warfare. He
states further that the next foe
to be feared is disease. The un-
buried dead of two months are
still lying where thoy fell in
many cases and the entire country around Ypres is in a filthy
condition. At the time of writing
most of the Canadian troops engaged at Ypres were two miles
back from the firing line resting.
The local boys mentioned belonged to the 16th Canadian Scottish,
3rd. Brigade.
There is at the present time no city board of trade or
chamber of commerce to look after the publicity end of
the city's welfare and such an organization is badly needed.
Prince (ieorge has received sufficient advertising as a real
estate gold mine, but it is high time that something was
done towards encouraging outside firms to establish businesses here, or branches of businesses already established
elsewhere. Prince George has the natural strategical
location to make her an important distributing centre, and
a publicity bureau under the control of a city board of
trade should be established immediately, in order that the
new city's advantages may be advertised and brought to
the notice of such firms as may be desirous of locating in
such a promising centre.
Centennial of Waterloo.
QNE HUNDRED YEARS AGO TODAY the greatest battle in the world's history was fought and won
on the field of Waterloo. The marvellous French army
than which the world has never seen a better, had
waged, under Napoleon, a long war which threatened
to place Europe in the autocratic control of the greatest
military leader of the age. Today the great French
Republic, her citizens the lovers of personal freedom,
is allied with (Ireat Britain, the most democratic of
monarchical nations, against the autocracy of Prussian
Militarism. National feeling will perhaps today so
influence the contending armies that, within a few
miles of Waterloo, there may be struck a blow for
national and personal liberty that will go down in history as a fitting centennial memorial of the gigantic
struggle for individual freedom which had its culmination on the famous Belgian battlefield on June 18,1815.
City's New Bylaws Are
Amended and Passed
It took the mayor and council
five hours to dispose of the business on hand at the meeting of
Morday evening. The wee sma'
hours had arrived before the
council adjourned, and although
a great deal of time was lost ih
discussing rather unimportant
matters, considerable business
was disposed of.
The finance committee showed
that already approximately $5000
has been spent on the city's
work-street grading, well digging, etc. Wages already earned
amount to $4,371.94. Three thousand dollars has been appropriated for sidewalk-laying and road-
grading on Third and Seventh
avenues, and the purchase of a
new fire engine, to cost $3,150,
has been authorized. This means
that the city's temporary loan of
$15,000 is rapidly fading away,
and as a result there will be no
more new work started for the
present at least.
The amendment of Bylaw No.
3 was taken up and some changes
made. As all picture theatres in
the province are obliged to pay a
provincial license of 865, it was
shown that to tax them an additional 8100 would be an imposition. This tax has been reduced
to $10 per half year. The fur
traders' license was reduced from
$100 per year to $10 per year.
With these amendments the bylaw was passed.
Bylaw No. 4, relating to traffic
on city streets and like matters
was considered. There are 42
clauses to this bylaw and a great
deal of time was spent in its consideration. It was finally given
the third reading and passed.
The question of a temporary
city hall was discussed at some
length, The city has received
permission from the G.T.P. Development Co. to erect a temporary city hall on Block K, which is
the site laid out by the townsite
! company for that purpose. Ow-
| ing to the present lack of funds
nothing definite was done in the
matter. The aldermen were div-
j ided in opinion on the question,
some wishing to go ahead with
the building of temporary quarters and others being in favor of
renting for the time being. Two
lumber companies have offered
to let the city have the lumber
on credit, agreeing to wait from
four to six months for their
money. The representatives of
the carpenters' union present at
the meeting stated that the local
carpenters would be willing to
build the city hall and would
wait for their money for 60 days
or more. Mr. E. N. Butler offered to draw the plans for the
building. This would appear to
be a fine opportunity to go ahead
with the construction of a city
hall and save renting temporary
quarters. However, the matter
was left in abeyance.
The matter of securing lumber
for the building of sidewalks
(Continued on page 4.)
Conservative Candidate for the Cariboo Federal District.
PARIS, June 18.—The British armies took the offensive at Labassee and delivered a sudden smashing blow
and drove the Germans back from their fifteenth line of
earthworks. The attack took the Germans by surprise,
as it followed a terrific forty-eight hours' German cannonade against the Belgian, French and British lines.
A heavy bombardment opened the British attack on
every gun in play, shattering the German positions.
The British sallied forth with the bayonet on the immediate cessation of the artillery attack. The main British advance was south of Neuve Chapelle. The fighting
was as fierce as the first battle at Neuve Chapelle, but the
British losses were much lighter.
A British shell dropped on Festubert destroyed the
German gas reservoir.
Give-and-Take Fighting on San and Dneister Rivers
PETROGRAD, June 18th—Severe fighting continues
on the Shavli. In Galicia the German reinforcements
forced us to give ground on the San River after three days
of fighting. On the Dneister we delivered a successful
counter attack, taking 1,200 prisoners and seven machine
At the village of Jouravkoff the Germans treacherously used the white flag to shoot down our men. They were
practically all bayonetted by our soldiers.
ROME, June 18th.—An elaborate system of Austrian
trenches along the Isonzo River has been captured. The
trenches were protected by masonry, metal sheets and a
mile of batteries. The advance on the Tyrol-Trent front
PARIS, June 18th.-In retalliation for the bombardment by the Germans "of open French and English towns,
the order was given to bombard the capital of the Grand
Duchy of Baden. Twenty-three aeroplanes set out accordingly for Karlsruhe and dropped 130 projectiles on
objects which had been indicated to them, particularly
the Chateau Arms Manufactory and the station.
A great number of fires broke out. A serious panic
was observed in the railway station, from which trains
departed hastily.
The aeroplanes of the Allies were subjected to violent
guri fire, but all returned except two.
KARLSRUHE, June, 18th.-Nineteen were killed and
fourteen injured in the attack by French aviators on city.
Federal Government Promises
This City a $25,000 Building
Word has been received from
the Dominion Minister of Public
Works by Mr. A. G. Hamilton,
president of the local Central
Conservative Association, that an
appropriation of $25000 will be
made at the next session of the
Dominion House for the erection
of a government building in this
city. This appropriation will be
included in the list of next year's
expenditures. The building will
in all probability be used for customs and postoffice purposes.
Dominion Day Celebration
Promises to be Big Success
The various committees in
charge of the first Dominion Day
celebration to be held in the new
city of Prince George are fast
completing their plans, and all
are confident that the day will be
an unqualified success—provided
the weather man smiles. The
new recreation grounds at Duchess Park may not be ready by
the first of July, and the ball
game between Prince George and
the Cache-G.T.P. team may be
played on the Cache grounds.
The following program of sports
has been arranged by the sports
Local pony race • 1 heat,
Hundred yard dash,
Indian pony race (under 14 hands).
Three-legged race.
Free-for-all, half mile,  best two
out of three.
Sack race.
Ladies' pony race, quarter mile, 1
Fat man's race.
50-pound-pack race.-BO yards.
220 yards race.
Slow horse race, last horse under
wire   wins,   owners   exchai ge
horses for race.
Wheelbarrow race.
2p.m. at BALL GROUNDS:
Girls' race, under 6 years, 25 yds.
Boys' race, under 6 years, 25 yds.
Girls' race, 6 to 10 years. 50 yds.
Boys'race, 6 to 10 years, 60 ydi.
Gins' nice, 10 to 18 years, 50 yds.
Boys' race, 10 lo 13 years, 50 yds.
Boys' nice, 13 to 15 years, 7i"i \ds.
Yuung ladies' raete, 75 yards.
Married ladies' race, 75 yards.
BALL GAME - Prince George vs.
Cache - G. T. P., 3-15 p m.
5 p.m. (Following Ball Game)
Running broad jump.
Running high jump.
Running hop, step and jump.
7 p.m., Corner Third and George St.
Ball Tossars, Consider This'
Hazelton's crack baseball team
having defeated all the interior
towns, will cross bats with the
local team here next week in a
three-ga-'': • !• s, The ?■■'■•■<•
Iln port ' "'   '
their fornix  uefeats and there
should be some red-hot games.
—Prince Rupert Daily News. Sl'BSCRlPTION :
Jl.'n Per Year, in Aelvane'e.
To the United States {2.00.
All communications should bee aelelrefeef. to
The Herald. Prince Geo we. B. C,
NORMAN H. WESLEY. Preeiide»t.
1. C. QUINN. Umirini Cirntor.
FRIDAY.   JUNE   18th,   1915.
iment anu wenare oi tne community ?   Attempts   have   been
made to place three cities on the
map.   Two of them have failed.
What would we have here today
| if the efforts of the various pro- j
Imoting interests had been bent
in one direction?   Certainly   a
city that would be a credit to the j
J community.   No disparagement |
; of our city is intended.   But it is
Since the spring of 1910 the desired that we   profit by   the
Fort George District  has  wit- mistakes of the past, which have
nessed some strange situations been so harmful and costly, and j
with regard to the efforts of dif- work together in the future for
ferent factions and interests to!the benefit of the whole,
place a permanent  city  somewhere in this neighbourhood.   It
is said by competent authorities,
and a brief study of statistics
bears them out, that never before
in the history of townsite exploitation has there been such an
instance   of   wild   unwarranted
wholesale speculation.   Over ten
millions   of  dollars   have  been
spent,   or   contracts   for   that
amount have been issued,  and
millions of dollars have been lost.
It is not our intention
At the closing session at New
Westminster of the British Columbia conference of the Methodist Church, the following
resolution was unanimously adopted :
"We would express our gratification to the provincial authorities for their action in the matter
of the censorship of moving oic-
to go into! ture shows, also for the enact-
the history of the exploitation of j ment of legislation which will
the Georges, but at this time in I prevent holders of liquor licenses
the development of the new and; becoming members of municipal
permanent city of I'rince George
with financial conditions never
worse, ancl the city struggling
to get away to a satisfactory
start, it can do no harm to draw
attention to the almost criminal
waste of money in this district
in the past and to suggest that
the expenditure of every dollar
of the city's meagre supply of
cash be given careful thought.
Pre-election promises are all
right, and their carrying out
promotes confidence in the mayor
and council, but the .question
arises in the minds of a good
many of the citizens as to wheth.
er the expenditure of so much
money right on the start has
been a wise move. Certainly the
street-grading has given employment to a great many men, and
in some cases it may have been
councils and that the attorney-
general has insisted upon the enforcement of the law which requires all holders of licenses to
furnish meals and lodgings and
that the licenses of a number of
clubs have recently been cancelled i
because of infractions of the
The editor of this paper having
decided to go to the front with
the 54th Kootenay battalion, to
obtain reliable information at
first hand, it is probable that
further publication of the Star
may be suspended indefinitely,
-Golden Star.
In an effort to save her four-
year old daughter from drowning
Mrs. W. Gibson, of Alberni, ex-
the means of actually relieving | Pire,d f »™ hear} fTa,i.lure and san,k
want.   Be that as it may, the
fact remains that of the $15,0o0
borrowed by the city for current
expenses very little of it will be
left in another month if expenditures are not cut down. A great
deal of money has been spent
on George Street. The street
certainly presents a better ap-
to the bottom of Kitsucsis creek
with a child clasped in her arms
a few days ago. Both bodies
were recovered in a short time.
The big trouble with business
now is the lack of real money.
For that reason every person who I
can, should pay up his accounts. j
-Calgary Albertan.
Summer Vacations.
pearance, but the work of pro-j If all people who are carrying
viding a satisfactory street for [accounts with the grocer and the
traffic cannot be completed, for'other storekeepers should pay up
lack of funds. It was the inten-j today, conditions would be ever
tion to put the road-graders to so much better for every person,
work and grade the street proper- not merely the merchant, but
ly after the filling had been done'every person else. It is the duty
and then spread a layer of gravel, j of every person who can to settle
This cannot be done at present, his accounts, and everything will
as Mayor Gillett stated at the', be better. This is good advice,
conncil meeting Monday night, j
and the result is that while a
great deal of work has been
done, still the street is a long
way from being in a good condition for traffic.
No adverse criticism is intended. The mayor and council have
a hard task ahead of them and
need the assistence and patience
of the citizens. Two-thirds of
the city's funds have been already expended or set aside for
certain purposes, which leaves
only 85,000 to carry on the business o" '
can be secured
Summer holidays are not far
distant and teachers, pupils and
others are no doubt contemplating a trip either east or west during the holiday season.
The lirand Trunk Pacific have
various attractive trips to offer
to the travelling public, such as
going to the Panama-Pacific Exposition via the new route of the
Grand Trunk Pacific through the
the city until more money | Rocky   mountainSi    thence  the
.... ,,      .     ,   ,,      .Grand Trunk Pacific coast pala-
The question of a city hall oc-; tia, steumers to ekher Vanc
cupied the time and attention,of Victoria 01. SeaUl    or to
the major and  council and the; point ,„ Easte|.n Canada Qr ^
interest of the citizens to a great e t. __i„„_ o._.      •   n   . n;-n-
.,,.,, .  .,       \     ■ England States, via Fort William,
extent of  late, and the matter
has not been settled, and with
Great  Lakes  and   Sarnia,  and
.       , . should it be desired not to travel
the absence of the mayor from at
the city the matter will not be
settled for some time.
The local station-site question
any great distance,  Minaki
(114 miles east of Winnipeg)   located on the line of the Grand
,     . . ,       ,,        ,.    Trunk Pacilic and at which point
has become a joke.   Meanwhile there is one of the finest summer
tourists are passing through the hotelg ,„ western Canada wh
in  urge numbers, and no
doubt are laughing in their
sleeves. The mayor has vetoed
the first imj ortant resolution of
hii council and the citizens are
impatiently waiting for the passing of the thirty days which
must elapse before the council
can go ahead and pass the resolution themselves.
accommodation may be secured
at very reasonable rates, should
appeal to any person desiring a
nice quiet rest for a couple of
Necessary booklets and pamphlets covering covering all above
mentioned, in addition to numerous other trips, may be had from
When will the people of the'any Grand Trunk Pacific agent.
nit: convention oi   represents-i
tive Conservatives gathered from
all parts of the very extensive;
riding hereafter to be known as j
Cariboo, made a wise choice when ]
J. T. Robinson was tendered the
unanimous  nomination   for the
federal house, says the Kamloops
Of the other two whose names
appeared before the delegates,
there can be said nothing but
good. Both are staunch Conservatives who have given much
time, valuable and effective ser-1
vice to the cause in the past and
will doubtless continue to do so j
in the future. Of Mr. Robinson
the same may be said in greater;
measure. He has since coming
to British Columbia, eighteen
years ago, devoted a great part
of his time to public affairs, muni-1
cipal and political. He has al-'
ways been considered in the coun-1
cils of the party, not only in this
particular district, but throughout the province. In Dominion
affairs he has also been in tou^h
with the ministry ever since Mr.
Robert Borden took over the
reins of office, while since Hon.
Martin Burrell has represented
Yale-Cariboo, Mr. Robinson has
been his right-hand man and has
been to a greater or less extent
his agent in matters affecting
what is now the constituency of
Cariboo. It was fit and right
that when the riding was divided he should be offered the opportunity to undertake officially
what he has done for some years
Knowing the district and its
necessities better than most men
know it; having its interests at
heart by reason of long residence
here; being already in close
touch with the powers that be
and being blessed with a store of
aggressive energy not granted to
all men. the interests of Cariboo
will be kept in the light as they
would by no other man whether
Liberal or Conservative.
That Mr. Robinson has the
necessary physical and mental
equipment for public life has been
clearly proved by his record as
mayor of Kamloops, for to him,
if to any man, is to be accorded
the credit for inaugurating the
policy of progressiveness and enterprise which has made Kamloops one of the best cities in j
British Columbia.
In the wider field of Dominion
affairs there will be no stagnation in matters affecting the con-!
stituency represented by Mr. J.
T.  Robinson.    His enthusiastic
belief in the future of this district will be infectious, and from
the moment that J. T. is elected]
—a  foregone   conclusion—there:
will not be a single town or dis- i
trict in his constituency which
will not loom larger on the map:
by reason of his presence in the j
capital.   There will not be a need
shown  or  a  desire   expresseJ >
which will not receive immediate
attention, and the benefit of having at Ottawa a member who has
the energy and the influence required to place the necessities or
desires of the people of Cariboo!
before the proper authorities in
the proper way.
In the meantime, having become the accredited standard-
bearer for the party Mr. Robinson's influence at Ottawa will be
increased to the extent that it
should, by the fact that he has
been requested to represent a
new riding not now having a
member in the House, He will
naturally be considered in matters
affecting the electors whom he
will eventually represent in the
House, and in this way, while
having no vote in parliament, can
, be of service to the people of
The Liberals have, up to the
present, failed to agree upon a
candidate, but whoever is, in the
fulness of time, chosen a_ a vic-
jtim, is not likely to become anything else. Mr. Robinson intends
to commence an active preliminary campaign at once, and with
the  close  co-operation  of   the
election day ana ne is reiurneu j
by a majority which will indicate
plainly that the people of this
big western constituency wish to
be represented by a resident, a
man of ability, energy, enthusiasm, well acquainted with the
country, its possibilities and its
necessities, and willing to devote
his time to their advancement.
Red Cross Society
Picnic Tomorrow,
The picnic to be held by the
local Red Cross Society tomorrow
afternoon at 2 o'clock, promises
to be a very enjoyable affair.
The island at the foot of George
Street will be the scene of the
festivities, and if the weather
man smiles a gala day will result.
All arrangements have been completed and the ladies expect a
large crowd.
The Forestry Department of
British Columbia has taken up
the matter of supplying selected
woods for splint-making with the
British (lovernment. The spruce
ancl cedar grown in this province
is specially suited for this purpose. The wood will be supplied
in short length, samples of which
have already been forwarded.
N.H. Wesley
Sole Agent for the
MILLAR Portion
of Prince George
Special inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything.
Garden Tracts
From 1 to 10 acres on
the Fraser River and P.
G. E. Railway within a
mile of town. Price and
terms on application.
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Phone 103      George St.
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Ralei to Peminenl Guests.
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 Street, Prince George.
Company, Ltd
Express Carried on Steamer B. X.
F. MeLEOD, Agent
South Fort Ceorgk
King George Hotel,
E.   E.   PllAIR
Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly aad weekly ratM on i.
Beat of winei.
Liquors nnd ciff&rs
Albert Johnson, r«,.
Free Information.
We have just
issued our new land booklet,
which gives accurate and complete information regarding lands in Central British Columbia, along the new railroads.   Free
copies can be obtained at our
George St. office.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
L. R. WALKER. General Aeent.
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.
Phone 57.
MMMMMNHMM '■-•■■- '*■"■
mt. - MMMUm Last Friday night a meeting of
the local carpenters was held for
the purpose of organizing a local
branch of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners
of America. C. H. Holling was
elected president, J. H. Smith
vice-president, and A. S. (jracey
secretary-treasurer. These three
officers of the new local were
appointed a deputation to wait
upon the mayor and city council
at Monday night's meeting to
take up the question of recognition of the union by the city.
50 cents per hour for an eight-
hour day is the minimum wage
for local carpenters, according to
the ruling of the union. This is
conflicting with the wage scale
of the city, which calls for nine
hours work for $4.00 from carpenters employed by the city.
The mayor pointed out that it
was not at all necessary to have
skilled mechanics to lay board
sidewalks, while the carpenters
seemed to think that as there is
very little work to be had in their
line in the city at present they
should have anything there is,
regardless of the quality of the
work. The aldermen appeared
to be in full sympathy with
organized labor, but hesitated in
employing men at S4.00 a day
when the work can be done quite
efficiently for 83.00, considering
financial conditions at present.
Considerable time was spent in
discussing the  matter Monday!
night and the deputation gavei
the impression  that the union i
would demand S4.50 for a nine-;
hour day.   While the mayor and
council were  anxious  to settle'
matters amicably they were not
willing to meet this apparent demand.   After considerable useless threshing about  the bush
President Holling said the carpenters in this case were willing
to meet the city.
vi i.u. ii. naunaj. i
Ottawa, June 10th,—The announcement by (ieneral Hughes
in Montreal that steps would be
taken immediately by the Militia
Department to increase the Canadian army by twenty-seven new
regiments of infantry and six
batteries of artillery did not come
as a surprise in Ottawa, where
an intimation of the kind has
been expected for some time.
When the last session of Parliament was in progress it was not
expected that Canada would require an army greater than 100,-
000 men, with reinforcements
added, of course, and the war
vote was accordingly kept down
to $150,000,00(1, including the
850,000,000 appropriated at the
emergency session of parliament
held last August, The premier
intimated last session that this
would be sufficient, but the new
army of 35,000 will mean that
further funds will be necessary.
There is no doubt that iittle
difficulty will be found in bringing the army strength to 150,000.
In many portions of the Dominion, and particularly in the country districts, there has been little
or no recruiting. Many men in
the various mining camps of the
country have intimated their desire to join the Canadian army,
but there have been no recruiting
stations near at hand to which
they could go. This has been
particularly the case in the
Yukon, from which the expense
of transportation is great, and
would probably not be incurred
by men desirous of enlisting, but
who might be refused by tho
military authorities.
There is a proposal on foot to
form a company composed entirely of lumber-jacks. Men familiar
with the employment situation
in this line of work state that
they think a company of 250 men
could easily be raised of lumbermen, They point out that most
of the men in the woods come in
' after June 15 to arrange for fall
employment, and with a little
activity in this line now they
could easily bo recruited,
Victoria, June 8th.—A veteran
frontiersman nnil one of the best
known of the interior pioneers, is
in the city today, in the person of
Mr. A. (I. Hamilton, of Prince
(leorge-, who is a guest al the Kin-
press Hotel. He is the Conservative
nominee for the Prince George district for the next Provincial contest,
and yesterday had a conference with
the Hon. W. J. Bowser, relative to
matters affecting that constituency.
Mr. Hamilton, in an interview
with the Colonist, expressed the
greatest confidence in the future of
that promising section of the province. Present conditions reflect
somewhat the general disturbance
due to the war, hut there can be no
question that great development and
activity will take place once the war
has been brought to a conclusion.
"The people of my district'' said
Mr. Hamilton, ''have heen anxiously looking forward to the time when
the Pacilic Great Eastern Railway
would lie completed, as this would
give us the long-deferred direct connection with the coast ; hut our
hopes in this direction have been
disappointed, as we understand that
present financial arrangements will
prevent the company from building
any further this year than the 150-
mile bouse.
''The Pacific Great Eastern is one
of the best and most important
development railways that has ever
been launched in British Columbia,
and until it has been completed,
lioth the interior and the coast cities
will be deprived of their legitimate
trade opportunities. As things are
at present, much of the trade that
properly belongs to tbe merchants
of Vancouver and Victoria is being
diverted to Edmonton and other
cities in the prairie provinces. The
sooner the road is completed, the
better it will be for British Columbia.''
Mr. Hamilton mentioned that,
despite the unfavorable conditions,
there is a considerable volume of
settlement going into the interior,
particularly in territory adjacent to
the line of the Grand Trunk Pacilic
Railway, lu this connection, he
mentions that the area of land in
the Stuart Lake district is attracting
much attention. There can be no
question thai once the end of the
war is in sight that there will be a
big rush to take up tbe desirable
lands in tbe Cariboo district. Mr.
Hamilton said then' has been some
considerable unemployment round
Prince (ieorge, but this was mainly
elue to the suspension of railway
construction work in the spring,
but with tbe resumption of work by
the Pacific Great Eastern, there will
bean improvement in the situation.
What has militated against conditions also has been the inability of
the Government to (his year do as
much work aa iu former seasons.
The third and last game of the
series between the Prince George
and Cache teams was won by the
city boys last  Sunday  on   the
Cache ball-grounds.   A threatened storm, and Captain Smith's!
tardiness almost resulted innoj
game at all.   However a double;
header was dished up to the large i
crowd of fans who turned out to!
watch the proceedings.  The first J
game was closely contested up
till the  seventh  inning,   when
Prince piled up a four-run lead
and held it till the end of the
game, the final score being 10 to
A second game was played
immediately after the finish of
the first. Manager McGuire picked out what appeared to be the
best men of the two teams and
lined them up against the balance
of the players, he himself doing
the twirling against the stronger
team. This game was more in
the nature of a practice game,
and from now until the arrival
of the Hazelton team about the
1st of July, every effort will be
made to pick out the best nine in
the district to oppose the visitors.
Report comes from Hazelton
of a valuable coal strike at Lake
Kathlyn, which is forty miles
east of New Hazelton. This coal
is said to be the finest quality
anthracite, being even superior
to the world-famous Lehigh Valley coal.
London, June 10.—Prime Minister Asquith announced in the
House of Commons that the total
British casualties from the beginning of the war to May 31st,
258,049 men. All the killed,
wounded and missing are included in this total.
Divided into categories of kill-
jed, wounded, and missing, offi-
; cers and men, the list shows the
! following:
Officers-Killed, 3327; wounded, 6,448; missing, 1,130.
Other ranks - Killed, 47,015;
wounded, 147,482 ; missing, 52.-
Totals-Killed, 50,342; wounded, 153,980; missing, 53,727,
The losses in the naval division
!were for   the  continental  and
Mediterranean forces of the Empire.
He promised to give the losses
in the naval division later.
This list does not include the
forces of Great Britain engaged
! in the various wars in Africa and
the Near East.
Four months ago, or after six
, months of fighting, it was an-
1 nounced that Great Britain had
j lost 104,000 men in killed, wound-
!ed, and missing. The figures
I now made public, show that the
j losses in the last four months of
j the war amounted to 154,000, or
i50,0()0 more than in the first six
! months. The increasing losses
may be accounted for by the
: heavy fighting of the Spring and
1 the fact that the British army
! now on the continent is much
larger than earlier in the war.
Anthony Wedgis Meets
With Painful Injury.
After the War.
The decade after the civil war
was marked by great industrial
and commercial prosperity. Following the Spanish American
war another great expansion of
trade took place. The Boer war
was followed by a great development in trade. It was after the
Franco-Prussian war that Germany's industrial awakening
came, Japan's development since
the war with Russia has been
greatly accelerated. Out of the
present European crisis there
will come unprecedented industrial and commercial activity.
A runaway team on the Mud
River road was the cause of a
painful accident sustained by
'"lony" Wedgis this week.
While driving to Mud River the
horses ran away and in trying to
escape from the rig Mr. Wedgis
had his leg broken. He was
taken to the city hospital, where
Drs. Lazier and McSorley attended him.
Mount Etna is again active.
Italy's plunge into the arena of
war seems to have awakened the
slumbering volcano, which has
become such a famous Italian
Last week Tyrus Raymond
Cobb, the irrepressible Tiger
hammered out the longest hit
ever made at the Polo Grounds
in New York. Ty's home-run
drive went clean over the bleachers,
The citizens of South Fort (ieorge
will take notice that uny refuse or
manure is to be hauled to the new
dumping ground beyond the cemetery,
west of Soutli Fort Goorge, as thc
ule! ground has been tuken over by thc
cily of I'rince George.
All   scavenger   work   outside   of
Prince George limits is to be done by
the government scavenger.
By order,
Sanitary Inspector.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental
of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,600
acrcs will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which thc rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory thc tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rute of
five cents per ton,
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of
thc mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should he made to thc Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid
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Diversion and Use.
TAKE NOTICE that James H. Bran-
h mi, whose address is Hudson's Mope,
B.C., will apply for a licence to take
and use 8 cubic, feet per second of water
out of Quartz Creek, which flows north
and drains into Peace River about 10
miles below Findlay Junction.
The water will b; diverted from the
stream at a point about 4 miles from
Peace River and about 4500 feet south
from the northeast corner cf the -'Dan
Patch" mineral claim and will be used
for mining purposes upon the mine described as "Dan Patch" and other
mineral claims grouped therewith.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the 27th day of April, 1915. A copy
of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water Act,
1914," will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at Fort George, B C.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the said Water Recorder or
with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.,
within thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper. JAMES H. BA.HAM,
By D. F. M. Perkins, Agent,
South Fort George, B.C.
The date of the first publication of
thiB notice is May 28th, 1915.
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
British Columbia
Land Surveyor,
Post Buildino  -  - Prince George.
Rt'lirvHcnlintr Goto _ McGneKur. Ltd.
Prince George Post Building,
George Street   -   I'rince George, B.C
Dominion and B. C. Land Surveyors,
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc.
Feirt Ueomo, H, 0. VirleerlH, II. C.
Hummeeliel Street 111. I .inlwrlnn lllelit.
V. V. Uiinlen. Mbt. P. ('. (li'M'li, M(ir.
Neleion, B. C. New Hiirelueii, II. C.
ll"e. Ward Street II. C. Alltfek, M|tr.
A. H. Green. Mir.
OU R Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now open for buJlnesa.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Contral Fort George will go
through «hi» office.   Pre* delivery
between Prince and Cuntrul,
Notice to Residents of
South Fort George.
IIOODS, Limited, Sells
Golden West Bread.
Golden West Bakery.
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Contractors & Builders
Get Our Estimates Proo of Cliartre ::        Jul. Weeile Neatly unel Promptly Executed
Phone  26
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 oflice - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, Soulh Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
PhnnoG No> ' SOUTH fort george.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
South Fort George  :: Prince George :: Central Fort George
Phone as
Phone T
Phone 38
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
fJJ   G. T. P. R.   ff|
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
NO. 1        Leave Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdaya, Saturelaya 10.3B p.m.
WEST BOUND Arrive Frlnee Qeorge Tuesdays, Thursdays, Smtdaya 8.00 p.m.
I.ouve Prince George Tuesday*, Thursdays, Sundays 8.15 p.m.
Arrive Prince Rupert, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 0,15 p.m
NO. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10.HO a.m
EAST BOUND Arrive Prince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . 8.110 a.m.
Leave Prince George Tuesdays, Fridaya, Sundays . 8.45 a.m.
Arrive Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays 8.00 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
Diatrlct I'ee.e . eii<e.f Airent,
Winnipeg, Man, Arrivals on lasl night's train frnm
tbeeast included Mrs.Joseph Walker     The marriage .engagement in an-     The original  of the following
and Miss Leah Thomas ol London, nounced of Mr. John Lawrence and ]etter was received by Sergeant
Ont.,  who will spend two weeks i Mis3 Elsie Fry,. Loth of .South Fori Colin Milburn's sister in England
here before continuing their trip to Oeorge. and by her forwarded to Mrs.
San Franeisoo and other coast cities.   Colin Milburn at 755, Tenth St.,
  W. A. Liver- ami Harry E. Derk- Brandon, Man.
[n thedepartureofHarryB. Close [son, of this city, are among the list     Mr. and Mrs. Milburn  were a
on this morning's eastbound train of successful candidates for the out-j very popular young couple when
tins city  loses   oi f  her   most side division of the civil service of resident here, before war called
prominent   anel   popular   citizens. Canada. Mr. Milburn to the front, and
Harry has been one of us for nearly   doubtlessly  the letter will be of
five yeare, and his retirement  from     Mayor Gillett left this week for a interest to their many friends,
business and social life here is great- trip to the coast.   His Worship will though its contents are of such a
ly regretted hy a  large number of attend to several matters of impor- sad nature,
friends,   Mr. Close is going direct tance in connection with city affairs
tee his Inline in  Nd V York.
:: First
while in  Victoria,    lie expects to
return  before the Dominion   Day
Alderman J. B. Lambert returned celebration,
tins morning from Vanderhoof,
where he spent a couple of days.
Mr. Lambert was well pleased with
thc appearance of tlie country in that
section and stated that in his opinion there will be a good town at
that point. The farms in that
neighborhood are promising good
crops this season,
No. 1 Co., 16th Bat t.,
Canadian Scottish,
Dear Madam,
It is my painful duty
Mr. A. G. Hamilton, conserva- to acknowledge receipt of a par-
tive nominee for the next provincial ce] addressed to my friend Sgt.
election, returned from Victoria and'^jn Mi|burn and in   which   j
Vancouver this week and left again ' found vour address.
i..r Muan  Lak,- t,e i„„k..it.T i.i-     My pal came to his death leading his platoon in an attack on
Thursday night, the 20th of May.
rcantile interests there.
Dominion Day
Jack Robertson has just returned
from a ten days' visit to Quesnel
and Soda ('reek. Mr. Robertson
has a chain of men's furnishings
stores in British Columbia and his
visit down river was in connection
with his mercantile interests there.
A letter from Sergt. Tommy Hig-
ginbotham    reached   here  recently |
from the front in   which  he state
that, along with 5G men, he was in I:
Among this week's visitors to the!The enemy opened a terrific
city was Mr. J. R, Michell, a Kam-1 machine gun fire and Colin was
loops representative of the well-;one of the first to fall, many
known machinery firm of E. 0. j others being killed and wounded.
Prior & Co., and it was with the! Immediately previous to our
object of looking into this district's j leaving the trenches, Colin came
prospects for business that he paid , to me and was about to give me
his lirst visit to Prince George. Mr. his sister's (I believe a nursing
Michell has been twice mayor of'sister in the army) and his wife's
Kamloops and is now ■_ member of: address, but orders came so rap-
the license board. He has always' idly I did not obtain same,
taken an active interest in munici- Parcels received after the death
I pal and provincial affairs.   In poi- ofa soldier are divided among
Big Programme of Sports
itics he is a staunch conservative.
the thick of the fight at Ypres.   Of
the 56 men who entered the action
only 18 returned.   A terrific shell A Farmers'  Association
fire was endured for 23 days, dur-1 Formed.
ing which time some of the men 	
uctuallv went out of their mind
the remaining men in his section,
and this was done in the case of
the package you sent—so I came
by your address.
I sincerely mourn his loss, he
was my one pal in the regiment
A meeting of the settlers of |since   it   was   organized    last'
November in Victoria, B, C. He
was a noble fellow and a gallant
Ball Game in Afternoon.
Ithe district around Blackwater,
The new 8/0,000 electric plant of; washe,d recent,¥ ^ ^ r,sidence
the Northern   Telephone & PowerLf Montgomery & Green< Black. ^     an(] died ag on,y & ^
company is fast neanng completion^water Mouth, at which a farmers' man can leading his men into
thene. boilers nave arrived ana,association wa8 organized, with i action.   Death I understand was
Vit» """' '"' fl111"'1'.   he '■"«: the following officers: I instantaneous.
;,f,hl'7; 1'"'   m]] be over ax     Pre3ident: W. M. Montgomery I   I kn0w you wil! communicate;
times that o   the one at present Vice-Presidents: Ernest Dowie. the sad intelligence to his wife
supplying light and power in th,   and phiHp   Uvoi(,    ge . t ^ tf
city and dist net.     Power ami light John A  g^,^   ^ Secretary .
will be available during the  day IrwJn Gnmt Committee: M. A.
when the new plant is in operation.; Montgornery, E. D> Vanderburg,
I his will be a great improvement.      ^ w_ R_ Comstock(
Reduced Rates on Trains and Steamboats.
Come and Help us Celebrate.
; main,
Yours sincerely,
Sgt. P. F. Godenrath.
County Court Sits
Most of the Week
It was decided at the meeting
E, J. Avison, the well-known j to petition the provincial gcvarn-
Quesnel legal light was a visitor in ment for a sleigh-road connect-
town this week. Mr. Avison came ing Blackwater Mouth with the
up from Quesnel on Monday on the j government road at Blackwater
"11.X." and returned Wednesday. Crossing, a distance of 16 miles.
: Although there are a consider-
BertMcCullagh, brother of George, able number of settlers in the
the well-known jeweler, is spending vicinity of  Blackwater  Mouth,
a few days in town. who have been there for some
  years past, yet there is no road
Church services will be held this!of any kind into the place. Dur-
evening at 7.30 at St. George's ('"8 the long winter months, or
church, Kort George, when the fr°m the time navigation ends
Right Reverend Lord Bishop of New Uor the season until it opens in
Westminster and Cariboo, A. U. de May, tjiere is no way of get-
Peneier, will preach. Services were titiK mail or supplies into this
held at St. Stephen's church, South Place.   There are also a number
FortGeorge, Wednesday, when the j of women and children in the agST & 1? Armstrong^
Bishop delivered a mueh-appreciat-1 vicinity, who, in case of sickness I thrown out; also the counter case
ed address.   His lordship leaves for! would find it absolutely impos-! of Armstrong vs. Harris.
Quesnel on tomorrow's boat. sible to obtain medical assistance!   Judgment in favor of the Por-
  ; of any kind ter Hay & Grain Co.  was given
j against the assigned business of
F. I.. Murdoff, who has extensive  ;  i E. P. Campbell.   Settlement will
interests at Stuart Laky, left for that Pioneer Bank Manager bejnade through jthe assignee.
point this week where he will spend
Several weeks arranging for the
opening of a stock farm. Mr. Murdoff controls large tracts of land
south of Stuart Lake, and it is ' '
intention to commence work
This has been a busy week in
court circles.    Judge Robertson,'
the    newly-appointed   resident
judge for this district is pre-1
J. G. McMurray, formerly with
the Fort George Tribune, was |
awarded judgment for $1000
against W. G. McMorris, representing the Central B.C. Publishing Co., publishers of thejdefunct
Tribune. W. P. Ogilvie for plaintiff and P. E. Wilson for defendant.
The case of George H. Harris
was thought that the lumber
would cost 818 per thousand—the
price paid for that previously
used for sidewalks. Tenders had
been called for, and upon reading
the letters sent in by four lumber companies, each firm gave
the same price, which was $21
per thousand for lumber delivered on the work. This was thought
too high a price, and it was decided to have the mayor and Alderman Parks try and arrange a
lower price.
Of Interest to Farmers.
D„tlir_0 „,jxl u . .   i   The case of G. Dawson versus
Keturnswith Bride E. E, pnair 0f the King George
! Hotel was decided in favor of the
The latest member to be ad- < defendant, |The plaintiff claimed
mitted to the local order of Happy' 81000 damages for injuries sus-
J",; Benedicts ;« M'R J°h" Munro g"e»«J»j StfMfa »»JB
11 •' manager of the Bank of British In the case of D F M Perki_«
large scale. W,t ou. QMrtton Nflrth Ameriot ta thbdty. Mr. versusthe Bank of MtbhSSS
stock-raising would be a very profit- and Mrs, Munro have just ap. Americe, judgment was given in
able undertaking anywhere in this|rjved from QuebeC( where Mr j favor of the plaintiff for .330and
district Practically all meats sold , Munro met his bride, formerly'costs"
at the loca markets must he shipped | Mi3s Lyorii on her arriva, from
in, most ut it in a Irn/.eti condition. Scotland.
i Mr. Munro is the pioneer banker
Good progress has been made thii of Fort George, having repre- . A v.ery int^'i'estinjf bulletin has
week on the improving of Duchess; sen ted the Bank of B N. A^ here j fc^Sf MJullS'I't" OttI
Park, which is being made into a since the spring of 1910, when he! wa covering weeds and weed
recreation grounds for the use of the as accountant andL. G. Mac-j seeds. Over 100 varieties of
city, Several hundred men will Haffie as manager arrived by, weeds ar<> illustrated and describ-
give their services free for one day Pack   train   from   Quesnel  und|ed, and the knowledge contained
^1. *■ !" ««'"«» «' theiopened this district's first bank g ft Jgg? » ?£££**
generous offer of the Team Owners' in a canvas-roofed shack in South | 	
Association, who aiv giving a day's FortGeorge.   For the past few! City's New
free work for each team.    It is the year3 Mr. Munro has had charge
wish of those in charge to have the of the bank's affairs in this com-
park ready for the Dominion Day munity.
celebration, bui  the grounds may'    Hearty   congratulations    are
not be lit by that time for the ha 1, pouring in on the happy couple,
game, wliich will probably be played ; who have established their home
The Panama News Stands on
(leorge Street, Prince George, and
Hamilton Street, .South FortGeorge
have your Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. Vou will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date in everything,
The Panama News Co.
To the Holders of Agreements of Sale
or Assignments Within the Municipality of Prince George.
In order that the holders of agreements of sale or of assignments of
property within the Municipality of
Prince George may exercise their rights
as voters under the same, you are requested to notify the City Assefsor and
Collector at his office in the Princess
Block, Prince George, B.C., at your
earliest convenience, and have your
name placed on thc City Assessment
Assessment Notices will be mailed to
Owners and Agreement Holders at an
early date, and it is advisable that you
have your name on the roll, thus avoiding delay and saving any discount
allowed on Taxes due August 31, 1915.
City Assessor and Collector.
Dated June 9th, 1915.
Prince George, B.C.
Go to
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
For Your
Mt the Cache.
temporarily at Fort George.
awi Are
Amended and Passed
(Continued from page 1)
came up for consideration, 3.3,000
feet of planking being required
for the work laid out. In estimating the cost of this work it
Two Lots, number 26 and 27, in
block number25, in Stuart River
Price $100
in advance, or $,50 cash, and $25
per month for three months.
Tax paid up to June, 1916.
Apply at once, address PS.DI.
care of the Herald.
live subscription canvassers to work in this
district, and can offer good
remuneration for those willing to work. Call at office,
George St. for particulars.


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