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join A. Fraser, M.P.P-, Addresses
Public Gathering and Consults
His Constituents.
The public meeting held in
,he Empress Hotel last Monday
at which Mr. John A' Fraser,
onc of the district's representatives, in:t his constituents
(rom this end of the district and
listened to their requirements,
wis an enthusiastic and well
attended affair. Thu noting
was called to order at 9 o'clock
bv Chairman P. Campbell, who
introduced the speaker in a few
Well chosen words. Mr. Campbell remarked upon the signs
of progress evinced by the different buildings in which Mr.
Fraser had addressed the people
of this place since his first meeting, held in Kennedy Blair &
Co.'s store; the next, a year
later, in the commodious Fort
George Theatre, on Fourth St.,
whilst the recent meeting was
held in ono of the town's finest
and latest structures, the Empress Hotel.
Mr. Fraser opened his address
by stating that in the past he
had generally had the pleasure
of addressing his audiences at
this point prior to an election,
appealing to them for support,
and placing before them the record of the government. On:this
occasion, lie continued, the object of his visit was to ascertain
the requirements of this important section of his constituency.
He impressed upon his audience
the fact that the session of the
provincial legislature opened On
January the 16tb., and that
the proper time to secure such
action from the government as
was desired for the furtherance
of their local requirements was
during the session. To secure
such knowledge Mr. Fraser then
asked the chairman to call upon
any members of the audience
who wished to bring any matters to his attention. Chairman
Campbell thereupon asked for
speakers. The first response
came from a Mr. Jolm C. Kelly
a local jeweller. Mr. Kelly was
evidently prepared to go thoroughly into his greivances", for
lie produced a large and carefully executed map portraying
a section of tbe Nechaco River
opposite the townsite area here
He explained that there were
many settlers in the section of
the country in which he was a
pre-emptor, who, owing, to the
fact that they had no roads
near their lands, were unable to
develop their pre-emptions to
any appreciable degree, and
would in like manner be unable
to market their produce if such
produce wore raised by them.
•Mr. Kelly showed that he want-
Mi a road built in a certain direction from a given point to
open up a certain territory.
J ™ ''oad, he stated, would be
a°o«t six miles in length, and
*«iw cost about $300 a mile.
After Mr. Kelly's request had
«n heard the chairman asked
'°F further support of the application from others interested.
°everai neighboring pre-empt-
«» endorsed-Mr. Kelly's plea,
J»d one of these, Mr. Hilbert,
ni fi '0rlu»cious. He was one
?■ the first settlers in the parts
^noken, he stated, and he as-
w'Dod his grey hairs to worry-
, .8 °ver a route of export for
"'. 1'roduco.     Another   com-
E T\ Wanted to kn«w why
» Aochuoo  ferry  was placed
ro« iVP* the   river w»en the
au a glvos   acdegg to meetB
«river near the moutb. The
nfolS.Upcnntend(mt> who was
W■ ' ,?xPlained that gravel
venoM h? river had Precluded
C P01.nt to Giscomb road.
rv crossmg   at, a more con-
vajiieht point to (Jiscomb road,
the petitioners Ior the Kelly
project received a rude jar from
the next volunterary speaker, a
pre-emptor also, named Hardie.
Mr. H'ardie, though small in
Stature, proved himself to be a
person of strong convictions.
He scored the idea of the government -being coaxed into
building such branch roads as
that requested, saying that in
his opinion what was wanted
were roads which would serve
the majority interests, and not
'door to door" roads. He
picked holes in Kelly's map in
conteniptous discourse upon the
ethics of road building as seen
by bimself, and his outspoken
opinions created much merriment. He advocated the extension of the Giscombe Portage
oad, which work, he stated,
would be of assistance to a
•Teat number of settlers, and
vovild also be of assistance to
■he Indians whe were soon to
be transferred from Indian Keserve No. 1 here to the Goose
Country reservation which the
Giscombe Road would touch.
This pre-emptor stated that he
was willing to cut a road to
his own ranch if there were a
main trunk road witbin reasonable distance. The question of
a bridge crossing the Nechaco
also arose. It was introduced
by a pre-emptor from the Chief
Lake country who pointed out
that a great deal of' productive
land remains uncultivated on
the north side of the river because there is no means of
crossing produce to the market
here when the ice is running in
the river. Mr. Fraser, replying
to these matters, stated that
he would endeavor to give his
best consideration and use his
influence to direct that such
work would be done in this connection as would be deemed
expedient. He pointed out that
a very lucid -reason in explanation of the fact that, more general road work had not been
accomplished in this section to
date is found in the fact that a
great deal of the appropriations last year were used in rushing to completion the road
from here to Stoney Creek. It
had always been unanimous
hereabouts, Mr. Fraser continued, that this road was badly
needed, and it had been pushed
to completion accordingly. In
^his connection Mr. Fraser took
occasion to congratulate General Road Superintendent Moore
and local Road Superintendent
McNevin on their energetic and
capable work on this road. He
was further pleased to state
that the energies of tine public
works department would be directed to the building of roads
oh. the other side of tlie. river
during the coming fiscal year,
and he expressed a belief that
the appropriations would be
larger than ever before." In the
matter of the bridge, the speaker continued, it was a foregone
conclusion that this would have
to be constructed in due course.
He explained that there was the
routine of such an undertaking
to be ta,ken into,-consideration
against the seeming delay. The
government engineer must visit
the place and survey the locality for the most suitable crossing. Then the speoinl design for
the locality must be* created,
and so on, so that it would appear that some time must elapse before, the b.iidge could be a
completed project. In the.meantime, however, he would see
that a small ferry be installed
for. winter work. Mr. Fraser
drew atisntion. to.some interesting statistics regarding the
record of the public works department in this section. This
year, he stated,    106 miles of
road had been buiit north of
Quesnel. The sum of $125,000
will have been spent -before the
close; of the fiscal year, ln the
past four years there have been
built north of Quesnel 556.miles
of roads. Mr. Frtiser ststed that
he was anxious* to see better
communication ^between this
place and Ashcrtyft during the
winter months. He believes that
with the aid of road rollers,
similar to those* employed to
keep open certain sections of
the high road between Quesnel
and Barkerville, which is affected by heavy snows, that automobiles would be enabled to.run
into South Fort George from
Ashcroft all winter long. He
stated that before he left Quesnel an auto arrived that had
made tbe trip from Ashcroft in
18 hours. Mr. Fraser believes
that tha old Cariboo road will
be the main route of travel for
the next two years, stating that
in his opinion the • traffic due
over the road in that period
will be greater than all the
travel which has passed over it
since 1864.
Chairman Campbell called
upon Mr. J. B. Daniell to lay
before the member, tbe interesting question of municipal incorporation which is engaging the
attention' of the community at
this time. Mr. Daniell referred
to the movement, telling of the
procedure, required by statute,
which had been carried out to
an advanced stage. He reviewed
the negligent attitude of the
government towards unorganized communities, pointing out
the fact that no assistance of
any kind had ever been given
for the improvement of this
city. He asked that Mr. Fraser
should use his influence with
the government to forward the
work of incorporation when the
matter was finally placed before
them by the city's solicitors,
and he further requested that
in consideration of the fact of
the government owining and
holding one quarter of the proposed municipality which could
not be assessed, that Mr. Fraser
would endeavor to secure suitable grants for the development
of the city, in consistence with
their extensive holdings. Mr.
Charles E. McElroy supported
Mr. Daniell's remarks.
Mr. Fraser statod that the
matter of incorporation was no
affair of his, but intimated that
should occasion arise when an
area within,the confines of his
constituency should apply for a
special bill he would be only
too pleased "to do his utmost,
He volunteered the information
that the government readily assisted municipal organization
as it removed responsibilities
from the central government to
the local authorities. He remarked that the only manner
in which the kovernment concerned themselves in such questions was to assure themselves
that tba taxation receipts
would satisfactorily provide for
the requirements of the proposed municipality.
The meeting terminated after
one hour and a half of interesting discussion, and a vote of
thanks was tendered Mr. Fraser
and Chairman Campbell by the
meeting. '
There is some disappointment,
although it is not publicly expressed, at the result of the
Grand Trunk four per cent, issue
of which 38 per cent, was left
with the underwriters. The situation may be clearer when the
results are known of the Lethbridge and the Moose Jaw issues,
both carrying 5 per cent. In
London today Christiania is asking for $2,500,000 4 per cents at
96 1-2. Is the credit of ^Canadian municipalities less than that
of Norwegian cities? That is
what the underwriters are asking.
The Fort Geor
Extends to its Readers Best Wishes
A large crowd witnessed the
opening hoc'.:ey game here on
Christmas Day in the big new
rink, between South Fort George
and Fort George. It was the first
game in the series for the Northern Lumber & Mercantile Co.'s
cup and was won by South by a
score of 5 to 1. Considering the
condition of the ice in the first
half and the players' lack of condition it proved very good hockey.
The playing of Tothill for the
visitors and Thrasher and Kinghorn for South Fort George featured the contest, George E,
McLaughlin refereed the game
in a very capable manner, and
his impartiality met with favor
from both sides.
With persistent practice both
teams |should develop considerable class, and before the season
is over we can look for championship hockey. The next game is
expected to be piayed on New
Year's Day at Fort George and a
large crowd from here will take
it in.
The opening game proves that
we are to enjoy a series of fine
clean sporting hockey. The
crowds went to the game in a
heavy snowfall and rooted for
their sides in lighter vein than
the repartee which used to* float
across the diamond in the baseball series.
A circular issued by the general passenger agent of the G.
T. P. railway at Winnipeg a
few days ago announces the extension of the train service of
the company westward.
It is now into the Province,
and a daily passenger service is
being given from Winnipeg across the prairies and through
the Yellowhead Pass to Tete
Jaune Cache, which is 1095
miles from the Manitoba capital, thus marking another step
in the march ol the Grand*
Trunk Pacific to the coast.
From Prince Rupert, of course,
train service is being given almost daily into Hazelton.
Few people realize that there
are several branches of the railway in operation in the neighboring provinces,. The circular
gives notice of the extension of
the mixed train service daily on
three of these.
From Young, Sasketchewan,
on the main line, a branch runs
north towards Prince Albert,
and is rapidly approaching
that northern Sasketchewan
From Ehmonton Southward
ward a line in being pushed
down to Calgary, and for some
months there has been a train
service to Mirror. This has been
extended to Trochu. A coal
branch of forty-four miles in
length runs from Edson, which
is a considerable distance west
of Edmonton, and on this a
daily mixed train service* is
given both ways.
The first boxing contest
ever held in this place was
presented:with considerable: success in the Fort George Theatre
on Thursday evening last. For
some time prior to the opening
of the doors a large crowd had
gathered in front of the big
theatre, and the attendance waa
one of the largest recorded in
the annals of the theatre.
The contest consisted of two
four round preliminaries and a
main ten round event. The
Marquis of Queensbury's rules
governed the contest, with no"
"in-fighting" allowed, The final
bout brought together George
Allan, who has been training in
Fort George, and Jack Cronin,
a late arrival here, who has
been training under Professor
Morris, the promoter of the contest. Early in the fight George
Allan showed his superior
knowledge of the boxing game,
and although he was eight
pounds lighter than Cronin he
forced the fighting, though trying to induce the heavier man
to take the aggressive. Cronin
is unfortunately handicapped
by an injured leg. Allan scored
heavily in the second, fourth
and sixth rounds, but his best
execution was in the final round
when he tried hard for a knockout. Allan drew first blood in
the fourth round, slightly cutting Cronin's left eye and partially closing it. Both men
were bleeding at the nose. Cronin knew little about the fine
points of the game but he is a
rugged fighter and gave Allan
plenty of trouble in the filth
and seventh rounds. Allan's
best punch was a left hook
which he used repeatedly to tho
diecomforture of his opponent.
Owing to a disagreement in referees the decision was rested in
the hands of two judges, Mr.
Grav of Chicago, and A. Sheridan, of New York. The two
four-round preliminaries wer;
both good sporting events. W.
McMullan, a local boxer, met "
stocky amateur who vl nte
ed to substitute for tl e cl
uled opponent who fa.le
show up. The decision v n aw
arded McMillan after four a I
Nelson Howard, late of Lad-
-ner, B. 0. versus "Curley"
Hunter, of Fort George fought
four swift rounds. Howard
showed himself to be a clever
boxer, using a* crouch and working an effective left punch, but
Hunter's aggressiveness and
heavier bitting easily entitled
him to a decision.
Ed. LeBlanch, of Fort George
acted as referee, giving excellent
J. E, Doyen has sold his land
at Carnaby, the first station west
of South Hazelton, to a syndicate
of wealthy Victorians for $40,000,
it being their intention to subdivide immediately into a town-
site. This will be the near town
to the famous Rocher de Boule
mines, and as it has a fine agricultural country adjacent to it
there is a great future in store
for the new town. PAGE TWO
j   ii  BANItU   I"N»»I0<NI
Unvoted   to   ttu<  Interest!  ol   Port
Qeorge iui'1  tlio I'titire Nortli*
t'tii Interior.
Subscription $8.00 a your.
.1   11   DANIBtiL. Editor.
Tiuit our contentions regarding land speculation and its disastrous consequences to the future ol this province arc beginning to bo generally wall-red* is
homo out by the frequent criticism of the present laud pouoy
of iiie government in publications, The following address by
a member of the Vancouver
Hoanl of Trade to the Progress
Club oi that city is significant
of this contention.
"Progress and agriculture in
thi*- province ore so in-separate-
ly allied to ono another as to
warrant the subject of a land
settlement policy being, in my
belief, the foremost and most
important with which tho Pro-
moss Club has to deal." said
Mr. 11. A. Stone, of tho board
of trade of tho city of Vancou-j
ver. at the fifth weekly luncheon
of that organization, hold recently.
"1 say   foremost because wo
not on'y need farm produce, but j
we essentially need population,I
and oace we have a prosperous
farming community, manufacturing industries and those pe-.
onliar to British Columbia will;
naturally expand.
"As to mining, if wo leave I
out tho prod-action of coal :uid
oo's.o. daring tho past seven
years, and until this year mi-
nin,: shows little or no increase,
"The history of our fisheries'
cannot load us to reckon this
;.s ;-. .;_•.-. ekly expanding industry
:■■.'.'.':■> -'.-.ii-. -.: ;s evident she har*
vest ol tbe Pacific Ocean still
ov.s-.s for us an almost un- j
toUv-'i.-v. '.rh;".-,;.-'.•a.-e.
•Avv;.u'.-.u-.y was Hritish Columbia's fireA industry; long l>»-
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berta and its quickly growing
population, with many farm
product which our province and
climate enables us to grow to
greater advantage.
"Wo are familiar with the favored conditions of the Ladner
and hay; we are satisfied that
the fruit industry is growing
and we know four millions of
vegetables are now produced
annually by those fprtunate
enough to be* within reasonable
roach of a market by road or
rail; but how about the general
farming industry-eggs, butter,
choose, poultry, moats, cattle
and grain? Of these staple farm
products we produce two and
five-eighths millions out of a
consumption of about seven
millions, or about one third,
and this is the lamentable and
deplorable fact facing the province today.
"The reasons are not far to
seek, and may be summed up
under three heads.
"First, the almost insurmountable difficulties to the individual farmer of clearing and
preparing land for cultivation.
"Second, the general absence
of reasonably economic means
which successful fanning is impossible.
Thirdly, land speculation.
"The first two reasons we are
all familiar   with. The  latter. J
land speculation, is the natural
result, of the realization of the
great development  "ah'd expan-1
sion coming to British Colum-:
bia. It has turned hundreds of j
miles of good agricultural lands i
near to towns, possible towns
into speculative lots and acre-
age, Farmers are neglecting de-
velopment.   ami   watching fori
the real estate man (and who
can blame them?). Lands in the
neighborhood ol   coming   rail- \
ways are being eagerly bought
far   speculative purposes,  and
the lands left, for pre-emption,■:
with slight exception, are with-;
out bridges, roads or transport-
ation facilities,   and thus lack
those  essentials without wfcko
tanning cannot succeed.
"The" Board oi Trade has
therefore come boldly out in
favor of covennrtect assis'-aao*
to settlers, on broad and practical Lines, by clearing and
dra.inir.-j:. or otherwise p-rwdx-,
in*, lanes Sox aKtledec:. a^i
also {.providing traeACS of :rirs-
(Mrtation to reach a =iar-ir:
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bv the government, the cost
charged against  the land, and
.  >•  L    -.ilarnant.a Wit 11
OTOViding such settlements with
means    of    transportation
reach a market.
"3rd. To continue the good
work of road building and the
encouragement of railways,
both steam and electric, to open
up the agricultural lands of the
"Most of us have been too
busy to think about the farmer
but'there can lie no question in
my mind that the ultimate solid
progress of Vancouver, and of
the province as a whole, depends more upon what the government decides to do to get
settlers on the land and for the
farmers that are on the land
than all the other subjects put
together with which the Progress Club is dealing.
"With a steady stream of settlers taking up lands for agriculture, and not for speculation
tbe solid progress of British
Columbia is absolutely assured,
and to this end the funds of the
province would be well directed,
but to leave matters as they
are invites a condition of finan-
ial insecurity such as may be
hard to realize in these days of
prosperity, but which nevertheless exists."
W. F. Cook* Geo. E. McLaughlin Ruuel Pede
Lumber and Merchandise
—Stock is Complete—
We have an especially good stock
of Winter Clothing and Bedding.
You cannot afford to overlook our
stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
when buying.
To Outsiders
Reliable information {riven on
anything in Fort George dii-
triet Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
Remember, we hive bad a treat deal of experi
ence in outfitting parties for tbe field, and eicel in
in this line.
Estimates cheerfully given for all material
going into your building.
Lumber & Mercantile
Lot 483
This property is situated within one mile of the
Railway Depot and terminal yards, right across the
railway and traffic bridge of the Fort George G. T.
P. townsite and Indian Reserve.
-It is sfee cba«ss property in tne district and the best bay on tbe market today.
BecaoaeitirnstobfteMbhabedpQStof tne E B. Co. ,50
Beanie it ina the ftnt selected pre-emption by the early
Because i: is like Stntbeona to Edmonton.
westy-Ore foe* Ms when you can get 11-2 acres for
rxi a* prac aad vitkis etaeer radios of tbe G. T. P. Depot
Local Agents^ Roberts, Jones & Willson
&Ktb Feet George, &C
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rfth' fnw 'tti&SS&z
,--■■*«■ ■■IV-**-* i New York press despatch
A 1 t "Leitv Lou s" Roet-
8tftue9 Harry Harowitz, alias
C'ti Blood/' "WHUff
yr j »naffo Prank Cur-
Sbler Rosenthal were senate elect^
SL prison some time during
S^wik beginning January
Sh Justice Go« pronounced
their doom in the state supreme
Tormer Police Lieutenant a
F Becker, convrcted for first
Lree murder for having m-
fited the slaying of Rosen-
3, is also under sentence of
d The'four gun men were taken
to the court room in the prison
„„ by Sheriff Harburger, accompanied by a dozen guards.
Each deputy wore a long overcoat and held his hands on a
revolver in each pocket. The
Bame precautions were taken
as the murderers were led through the corridors of the criminal courts building to Justice
Goff's court room. The gunmen
grinned at the determination of
the sheriff and his men to prel
vent a demonstration. The display of force, however, was unnecessary, as no move of this
sort was attempted.
In the absence of District Attorney Whitman, the assistant
district attorney moved that
the death penalty be imposed.
Attorney Wahle, for the defence
read wn objections, but these
were quickly overruled and sentence pronounced.
The sentencing over, each
man was removed separately
from the court room and rushed to the Tombs. There each
was handcuffed to deputies and
rushed to the Grand Central
railroad station. An entire
coach was reserved for the trip
Armed men swarmed, about.
both inside the car and on the
platform. The prisoners showed
no emotion on the trip, laughing and joking with each other
throughout the journey.
"Dago Frank" Cirocifi was
the only one of the murderers to
thank Attorney Wahle for his
efforts in their behalf. He shook
Wahle's hand as he was led
from the court room. The final
appeal, Wahle said, would be
filed within a week.
The land adjoining the Kitselas
Indian reserve, and about three
miles from the old town of Kitselas, consisting of 000 teres, is
about to be subdivided into five-
acre tracts to be sold only to the
actual settler. The land is well-
known to all who have travelled
«P or down the Skeena, and is
conceded to be the very best val-
W land on the Skeena from
Prince Rupert to Hazelton. The
company subdividing it will work
on the colony basis and fifty acres
will be set aside for an experimental fruit farm, as well as the
establishment of a summer hotel,
together with some 20 summer
wttages, a store, school, assem-
Wy hall, and a large bowling
■%. EPostoftce and library! as
jell as recreation grounds in the
form of tennis courts, croquet
sounds and a fine bowling green
will also be put in m quickly ss
•t is powibie to get the work
The mountsinstroundKttselaJ
•bound in gams and the summers
are ideal for the tourist Summit
^ke, 22 miles up the Gold Creek
wau, is known to many as one of
the best lakes for mountain trout
°|the many good lakes in the
vicinity. The new retort will be
iirectly across the river from the
railroad station, connected with
a nrst-class fsrry.
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
New four-storey building. Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
City Livery, Feed &
Single and Double Driving Horses.  Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
Men for cutting right-of-way by the acre, west of Mud
River.  Good prices.  Work all winter.
South Fort George, B. C.
Little Nugget
Tht mort modern ud best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
lias. F.C. Nahkwald, Proprietress
Cor. HsmUton'and Third
South Fost George.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
Wholesale and retail
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Robert Spinks
PMirtmg and Pipttfampag
South Fort George : B.C.
V. A. Uimwr J. H. Md}MOO§l. rTaariSTOit
T. A. Killt. Timbar DatartaMot
Gore * McGregor
UnaAfanta        TlmbarCralaan
McQrafor BuUdlunTbM Sto^g|. SOUTH FORT
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
Do you contemplate ►<
BUILDING!      [(
Then invaatltate our wortraamhlp and R
■atovrMtfaaataa tt
Hamilton and R
Pint ttnati   |>
Green Bros^ Burden 6 Co.
CM ia#n. »»U«i I CbMSanqm
Smart af Land*. Warn. TawnaKas, Timbar
Ltalta. Bte. 	
Smokert* supplies
a specialty
Four pool tablet
Splendid environments
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.
Give us a trial
John A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For talc.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Acreage-— Garden Tracts
Roberts, Jones & Willson cd
IWlUMaWQkkiiNk    ItJOStt    LJ.ttmSDJMS.Mhr.
FOR SALE: Fans Las*. Cries fads. Taker U^Mis«iiaiJm.Vili.Metowil«U.
Meet: HsssKss htm, Sostt Fsrt Gestfe: Central Atesoe, Fort George, B. C
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.60 and $3
Meatus- and weekly rates oa a»-
Baat of winaa,
liquor, and cliari
Albert Johnson. ***•».
McGaghran & thorne
Christmas Confectionery
A complete stock of Confectionery for the holiday season-OUR OWN MAKE.
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
\ *ji
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IMWWM ioji«»i.*i.vi*A*.js.-*Ki
Jack Charlson, a pioneer of
the Stoney Creek section, and
one of the best known men in
the Nechaco Valley who has
a fine ranch at Nechaco, came
into town for Christmas. Mr.
Charlson is Post Master at Nechaco. He is registered at the
Dave Hoy, thc enterprising
merchant-rancher of Milne's
Landing, arrived in town this
week from Stoney Creek with a
load of 4000ms of beef for Al.
Johnson's Hotel Northern. Hoy
sold the beef here last week and
made delivery by •wiring his
ranch to dispatch the shipment,
meeting it half way.
"Bill" Freeman, generally
known as "the river hog" arrived in town for Christinas.
His gangs have done huge execution in removing the rocks
from the Fraser and Nechaco
Rivers, and through his work
the steamboat trips will be
safer but less exciting.
H, McLean, a brother of firewarden McLean of the Quesnel
division, arrived in town this
week from Tete Jauoe Cache.
He walked the entire distance,
of over three hundred miles.
The Christmas tree for the
children, organized by the ladies
of this town, was brilliantly illuminated in the Fort Ceorye
Theatre last night. The attendance of children was very large
over fifty being presented with
articles from the big tree. Many
ladies and gentlemen were present to enjoy the sight of the infantile enjoyment. Refreshments
were served by the ladies to everyone present, and Senior's
orchestra provided musical entertainment.
John McFee, a pioneer of the
Nechaco Valley, is a visitor in
town this week. Mr. McFee has
not visited South Fort George
for two years and is greatly
surprised at tho growth and development of the city. Speaking
of the right-of-way work to the
west of here on which be has
been engaged, Mr. McFee says
that the slashing is now completed from Fraser Lake to the
mouth of Sinkut, a distance of
about 35 miles.
Amongst the many social events of Christmas week must be
mentioned the dinner given by
Mr. and Mrs. George McLaughlin to a party of gentlemen at
their pretty Fourth Street
home. The rooms were taste-
lully decorated, and the dinner
served to about twenty guests
was voted the best Christmas
dinner ever partaken of in this
community. Senior's orchestra
was in attendance and many
delightful selections were rendered. Mrs. McLaughlin delight-*
ed her guests with several
The Incorporation Meeting,
called for last Friday evening,
has again been postponed until
Thursday, January 2nd., in the
Empress Hotel. The repeated
postpoments have been due to
various counter attrattions of
the festive season which threat -
ned to prevent thorough representation if held as previously
announced. Don't forget the
A "Wanderer's Dinner" is
being arranged for by the same
gentlemen who gave it last year.
Ut Section 3 of thc Municipalties Incorporation
A»t the owners of the land within the followim*-
dexcribed limits, to wit; within thc limits of Lots
9.13 and 934, Cariboo District, in the Province of
British Columbia, intend one month after thc
date hereof to present to the Lieutenant-Gover-
nor-in-Councll a petition asking for tho incorporation of the said lands as a City Municipality
under the corporate name of the City of South
Prince George.
Dated this 22nd day of November. 1912.
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second ana 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m.—
Rev. R, H, Isaac.  Williams,  Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
ChriStlliaS       A superb assortment   has
_ arrived and inspection is
Cards *«.
Toilet articles, Patent Medicines       Druggists1 Sundries       Magazines, Books, Stat ioner
Fort George
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
G. T. P. & P. G. E.
Railway Construction
will be on the Fraser River waterfront, adjoining South Fort George, with the opening of
spring. This spells good times in this immediate neighborhood. Buy a Lot this spring
while they are cheap, and take your profits in
the early summer.
Also 2 1-2 acre Garden Tracts close in.
Write for details.
The Northern Development
Company. Limited
403-404 Carter-Co       Building
JE 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.
The British Columbia Express Co.
(Formerly Barnard's Express)
Owners and operators of Autos, Stages and
Steamboats, extend to both the Oldtimer and
Newcomer of the Cariboo district
Christmas Greetings
and good wishes for a prosperous New Year.
1864,        Nearly Half a Century on the Road       1912,
1836 ]      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars     j 1912]
Th. Bank of British North America
Tour money Is safer in the Bank than ln your bouse or In your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders issued.
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
Capital paid up      -.*.---     -     $12,400,000
Surplus      - 11,400,000
Total Assets 179,900,000
Head Office      -       -        -       -      Montreal, Qie.
H. C. Seaman, Manager . South Fort George, B.C.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
Hot atr Furnaces, etc
Willow River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Calls It "a Town of Importance,"
"The establishment of this new town (on the
Fraser and Willow rivers) marks a chapter in tn*
development of British Columbia.   It is outw?,r.
evidence that each day sees, the Grandl™nf[he
cific Railway pushing farther west and that u
riches of an inland empire are, for the first tm*
becoming available. That portion of British toium
bia west of the Rocky Mountains and east oi «
coast range and drained by the Fraser. NecM»
Stuart. Salmon and Willow Rivers, hold the cenjj
of ehe stage in one of earth's greatest dramas <•
development of Western Canada.    Appro**""
midway between Edmonton and Prince K»pw.
territory virtually 700 miles long andI 6W w
wide will contribute to the upbuilding of this
Do'not delay, Write today for maps and pnn
matter, giving fullest information.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation, Lti
Joint Owners and Sole Agents (D. L. 788.)
517 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C.
Local Representative, L. M. Bower.


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