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 LIMITED,
Phone l Prince I'hoiit II, Soulh.
urcwi gc nciaiu
NO. 39.
PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY,  MAY 28'h, 1915.
fori (ieorge Trading aod Lumber Co.,
LIMITED.
rhone 1, Prince. Phone 11, Sonlh.
Pkice Five Cents
New Mayor and Council Have Many Improvements Under
Way - - George Street Busy Thoroughfare.
With the election of her first
mayor and council, Prince George
the new city of the north, takes
her place among the important
centres of the Canadian northwest. Her strategic, geographical location assures her of a
place in the front rank of Western Canadian cities. Seldom indeed has there been an instance
of such rapid growth as Prince
George has experienced. In the
short space of a single year the
embryo city has developed from
a small cluster of tents and
shacks into a bustling town, with
electric light, theatres, fine hotels
daily and weekly newspapers,
and fine mercantile establishments of every description,
Mr. W. G. Gillett, who has the
honor of being the city's first
mayor, and whom the city is
honored in having as her first
chief magistrate, has assumed
the reins of office/ He and his
council, Aldermen Eagel, Ellis,
Lambert, Livingstone, Ruggies,
and Parks, have already made
good headway in the perfecting
of plans for city improvement,
and true to Mayor Gillett's preelection promises, a large body
of men were started to work on
the city streets on the first working day following the official
swearing-in of the new mayor
and council. Practically every
day this week from 50 to 80 men
have been employed, grading
.streets, repairing and building
sidewalks, and digging wells
which will provide sufficient
water for fire-fighting purposes.
At a recent meeting of the
mayor and council the following
committees were appointed:
Finance:
Ellis (chairman) Ruggies, and
Lambert.
Fire, Water, and Light:
Ruggies (chairman),  Eagel, and
Ellis.
Public Works :
Parks  (chairman),   Eagel,   and
Livingstone.
The Mayor and Council constitute
the Board of Health.
Since election day a week ago
a great deal of time has been
devoted to the securing of information and forming of plans
regarding the different improvements to be undertaken. The
different committees have held
many meetings, and Mayor (lil-
lett is devoting practically all of
his time to the city's work.
At present two large wells are
being sunk adjoining George
Street—one at Third Avenue on
the north side of George Street,
and the other on Fifth Avenue,
on the south side of George St.
A new fire engine will be purchased immediately, and the two
wells already commenced will
provide ample water for present
needs. Eventually five wells will
be sunk at different points in the
city.
Great improvement lias already
been made in George Street.
About fifty men have been working on the street-grading, grading the entire street to a common
level. Sidewalks are Leing repaired, and where necessary,
new sidewalks are being built.
The men employed are receiving $3.00 per day for a nine-hour j
day, and the establishment of a
city pay-roll is having a stimulating effect on .local business conditions.
The city banks are arranging
temporary financial matters, but
until such arrangements are completed Mayor Gillett is personally
looking after the payment of city
cheques.
Northern Lumber & Mercantile Co.
Opens New Store.
The Northern Lumber and
Mercantile Co,, Ltd., have opened
another store on George Street.
They are occupying the store
vacated by Owens & Johnston,
and will carry a very large and
well assorted stock of men's
furbishing. The large store already occupied by this firm on
George Street will soon be used
entirely for the hardware business.. The Northern Lumber and
Mercantile Co., Ltd., have for
five years carried on extensive
business enterprises in this district. In addition to their large
mercantile establishment at
South Fort (leorge, they have
run a line of river boats, and
have operated one of the largest
lumber mills catering to the local
trade. The opening of their
second store on (leorge Street
speaks well for their confidence
in the future of Prince George.
The new store will be under the
personal management of the
president of the firm, Mr. W. F,
Cooke,
250 Men Employed     -
at Road-Building \
in This District
Railway Officials Visit.
Mr. W. C. C. Mehan, General
Superintendent of the Cl. T. P.
at Prince Rupert, Mr. H. H.
Brewer, General Superintendent
at Winnipeg, and Mr, J. P. Kirkpatrick, Superintendent at Edson
arrived from the East on last
Wednesday's train, leaving again
for the East on Thursday's train.
The new tri-weekly train service
will in all probability be inaugurated within ten days. Trains
from the East will likely reach
here on Tuesdays, Thursdays,
and Sundays. These trains will
make direct connection at Prince
Rupert with the Grand Trunk
Pacific boats for Vancouver, Victoria, and Seattle.
Police Searching
for Bodies of Two
Drowned Men
Up to the time of going to press
no news hns been received of the recovery of tlle bodies of Martin Clarke
and Constable John R. Burns, who
were drowned in the Fraser river
near the lower end of the Fort George
canyon lust week. This double fatality was a moat lamentable affair, and
these, the latest, victims of the
treacherous Fraser will be greatly
missed by their many friends in this
city. Mr. Edwin Heuth, who accompanied Messrs. Clarke and Burns on
the fatal trip, and who, by great good
fortune, managed to save his life, has
not yet recovered from the shock of
the disaster, and probably will not
for many a day, It is a rare thing
for a man to escape death in the Fraser river after having been unintentionally plunged into it,
Full details regarding Mr, Burns'
death have not yet reached his relatives in distant Newcastle-on-Tyno,
where the father and several sisters
and brothers of the deceased live.
It is difficult to realize the fact that
Martin Clarke will never again be
amongst us. He was a fine young
man and highly esteemed by all. His
generous-heartedness and amiability
were pronounced characteristics, and
his ever-ready smile endeared him to
all who knew him. Though a young
man, Martin was one of the real old
timers or the Firt George disti'ict.
His loss will be keenly felt.
The old adage, "It's an ill wind
that blows no one good" never was
better exemplified than in the case of
local and district road-building. There
are at present 2.r)0 men working on
road-building and repairing in the
districts contiguous to Prince George.
These men are receiving 75 cents per
day, which allows for good meals, an
allowance of tobacco, etc., and leaves
a small margin for incidentals. This
prevents actual privation on the part
of the men and ulso benefits the entire district greatly.
On the Fort George-Giscombe road
thirty-seven men are working at load
repairing, in charge of Road Foreman
P. Cameron. Foreman Frank Freeman has thirty-five men at work repairing the Fort George-Willow Rivcr
road. Twelve miles from town, on
the Blackwater road, Camp 3 is located. Here, under Foreman Eric
Halberg, thirty-eight men are doing
repair work. Under Foreman Frank
Robertson thirty-five men are at
work building new road along the
Nechaco river, west of Fort George.
Camp 5, on the Fort George-Stoney
Creek road, in charge of Foreman
Andy Forrest, has thirty-eight men
Camp fi, in charge of Foreman J. D
Mcintosh, is located three miles from
Soutii Fort George on the Blackwater
road. This camp has thirty-five men
all engaged in road repairing. Camp
7 is located in town and in in charge
of Foreman Joe Addresian. His thirty
six men are doing street work and
cleaning the school grounds in South
Fort George and Fort George. This
camp will be moved out of town in a
few days. Camp 8 consists of from
fifteen to twenty men, each married,
and drawing $1 per day. These men
are working around the local districts
and are in charge of Road Superintendent Snell.
W. D. KENNEDY DEAD.
Word has just been received
of the death on Tuesday morning
of W. D. Kennedy.
The late Mr. Kennedy was an
old-t'm r in Carib o and widely
known and respected. He was a
partner in the firm of Kennedy,
Blair & Co., Ltd., and has been
intimately connected with the
progress of South Fort George,
For the past year Mr. Kennedy
has been in very poor health and
a few weeks ago went to Toronto
to undergo an operation.
His untimely death will be
widely regretted by a large circle
of friends who join with the Herald in extending sympathy to his
widow.
TO RESUME WORK
ON P.G.E. RAILWAY
Acreage in Crop
Shows Large Increase
A visit to a few of the local improved farms of the district impresses
one with the fact that this season's
crop will undoubtedly be a bumper
one, unless something unforeseen
happens. Owing to the earliness of
the season the land was in shape for
seeding much sooner than usual, and
the many warm days and warm rains
are bringing the grain along in fine
shape. The acreage sown this year
far exceeds that of any previous year,
but at that the supply of grain and
hay produced this season will fall far
short of the local demand.
"Monty" Honored.
A very enjoyable evening was
spent at the home of Messrs. Cooke
and Peden, Rose avenue, South Fort
George, last Monday, whn a farewell
stag party was given in honor of Mr.
Neville Montgomery, who left on the
SS. "B.X." Tuesday morning for Vancouver, where his marriage to Miss
Ursula Johnston, daughter of Mr. C.
Gardiner-Johnston, will take place on
June 4. About twenty guests were
present to share the hospitality of the
hosts and to wish "Monty" a pleasant
trip. Hearty congratulations are accorded him, and the good wishes of
his many friends accompany him.
NEW LIVERY ESTABLISHMENT.
.Mr. William Corbett, who has
operated a large livery business in
the town of Port George for the pnst
few years, is nbout to open nn up-
to-date establishment in Prince
(leorge. A fine new building is being constructed nt the corner of
Dominion and Second Streets, and
when open for business livery service of every description will be
available. Mr. Corbest is taking in
a partner and the new firm will be
known as Corbett i. Fnhrenkopf,
T. O. McKillnrney, alias "Mickey
the Dago," was found guilty for the
murder of Detective Richard Levis
lust August at Vancouver and will be
hanged on August 3.
General Superintendent Fetters
of Foley, Welch & Stewart, has
been called suddenly to Vancouver to confer with Mr. J. W.
Stewart regarding the recommencement of P. G. E. construction in this district.
Mr. Fetters leaves on the
morning's boat for Vancouver.
Indications point to a prompt resumption of construction work
at this point.
BALL GAME SUNDAY.
The second league game of the
season will be played on Sunday
afternoon, on the Cache ball-grounds
between Prince George and the
Cache - G. T. P. teams, Milne will
pitch for Prince, while Latta will do
tbe twirling for the railroader?,
Petty Thieving.
Several cases of stealing supplie
and outfit from different pre-emptors'
homes in the district have come to
light lately. In different instance,;
the cabins have been stripped of
everything of any value. With so
many unemployed in the country, and
the remoteness of many of the settlers' homes it is almost impossible
to apprehend the marauders, but it
is hoped that some of them will be
caught and an example made of them.
Three Trains Weekly
Commencing June 6th
Commencing on Sunday, June 6,
the Grand Trunk Pacific will increase
their passenger service by the addition of a third train east and west on
the mountain division. This service
will be in effect at Prince George as
follows: No. 1, westbound, arrives
here on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 8 p.m., leaving at 8:15 p.m.,
and holding the same as heretofore.
No. 2, eastbound, arrives in Prince
George on Tuesdays' Fridays and
Sundays at 8:30 a.m., leaving at 8:45
a.m., and holding the same time.
"Tht Dream of i Rarebit Fiend"
The young man of Prince George
who supplies the Vancouver Sun with
"dope" from this point is evidently
in dire need of a brain specialist's attention. The following is his latest
dream:
"Thc first victory over the Bowser
machine has been won by the Liberals
of this city by the election of Mr. W
G. Gillett, mayor, with 105 majority
over Mr. G. M. Gething. The loca'
Conservatives, headed by J. T. Armstrong, saw fit to make the occasion
a political campaign, and provincial
issues were made the real question!
for the electors instead of civic mat
tei'b. In spite of this the Liberals had
their forces ready, and in addition tc
electing Gillett, returned to the coun
cil Ave aldermen who are strong sup
porters of his. Only one Conservative was elected and he was tenth on
the list out of thirteen candidates,"
Prosperity has ruined many a man,
but if a man is going to be mined at
all that is the plensantcst way.
The Herald has this week been moved from
its old location at South Fort George to its new
home on (leorge Street, Prince (ieorge. The work
of moving has been arduous and has taken considerable time. Subscribers will therefore please
overlook any deficiencies in this issue. Watch the
Herald grow from this date!
LATEST NEWS OF THE WAR
London, May 28.—The British battleship Majestic was
torpedoed and sunk yesterday by a German submarine.
The Majestic was supporting the allied army on the Gal-
lipoli Peninsula. Nearly all of the officers and crew were
saved.
London, May 23. - A daspatea from the Timjs Petrograd correspondent states that the German loss in West
Galicia totals 106,000 men.
Athens, May 28- Effective aerial manoeuvres were carried out against the Turkish positions today. The allied
armies gained five lines of trenches at the bayonet point.
Paris, May 28.-The final capture of the heights near
Notre Dame de Lorette, the taking of 1000 German prisoners and the loss by the Germans of 3000 killed is claimed in the official communique is;u:d by the ministar of war.
The victory, which came after thirteen days of incessant
fighting, is regarded as one of the most important yet
attained in the western theatre of war.
LONDON May L'.Xtli.— fierinan !admi>'al in the eastern Mediterranean:
,. . '.',."•.,..• I    "Submarine E-ll, Commander Na-
diplomacy is exerting itself in every- mith) ]]as sunk fa the gea of Mar.
possible way to persuade Roumania '■ mora a vesse] containing   a   great
to preserve  its  neutrality, says the
Amsterdam correspondent nf the
Exchange Telegraph Company. Emperor William has invited Roumania to send a military mission tn
German headquarters anil I'rince
Charles Von Wedel is being sent to
Bucharest on a confidential mission
from the emperor.
The German press publishes
rumors of a new German loan to
Roumania, but this has not been
eon firmed.
OTTAWA, May 28th.—The casualties issued since the battle of
Langemarcq which began on April
22nd, now total 5572. This includes
894 killed, 3474 wounded and 1 ,°M
missing, The lists of the last three
days contained forty • two killed
among the Princess Patricias, making 150 killed in the last ten days
in this regiment, which has seen
some of the hardest lighting on the
western front. There were 310
deaths before Langemarcq including
those killed in action and died nf
sickness. The total number nf dead
to date is therefore approximately
1,232.
ouantity of ammunition, comprising
charges for heavy howitzers, several
gun mountings and a six-inch gun.
She also chased a supply ship with
a heavy cargo of stores and torpedoed
her alongside the pier at Rodosto. A
small store ship was also chased and
run ashore. She then entered Constantinople harbor and discharged a
torpedo at a transport alongside the
arsenal. The torpedo was heard to
explode."
Germany's Reply.
London, May 28.—The Evening
News publishes a despatch from The
Hague giving a report from Berlin
that Germany's reply to the American note will be presented tomorrow.
"It will be of a temporizing character," the despatch continues, "and
will ask the United States either to
affirm or deny that the Lusitania carried ammunition for the allies."
LONDON, May 28th. — Italy's
entrance into the world of war on
the side of Great Britain and her
Allies was greeted here with the
wildest enthusiasm when the news
spread like wildfire throughout the
city following the first announcement from Rome. Thousands on
thousands of cheering Britons surrounded the bulletin boards of the
newspapers and gathered near the
war ollice eager for the latest word
and all confident that the last stage
of the giant struggle with Germany
had begun.
Intense satisfaction was expressed
that the machinations of Prince Von
Buelow and the personal entreaties
of the Kaiser had failed to stay
Italy's hand. It was regarded as
certain that, with an attack by Italy
on Austria's southern frontier, the
German armies in the west would
be between two tires and would be
unable effectively to oppose the
great offensive of (he Allies, which
already has started along the battle
lines iu Belgium and in France.
Germany, it was declared unofficially here, is known to be near
the end of her resources in men. It
was deemed doubtful that she could
endure the strain of war for n great
time longer in any event, and in
the eyes of officialdom, Italy's entry into the field will make certain
the final downfall of the Kaiser and
the house of llapsburg within a coui>
piU'ativcly short time,
Russian Victory.
London, Mi ' -A reverse at the
hands of tbe '' ■ ians in the fighting
along the river San in Central Galicia is announced in today's statement
from the war office. It is said that
the Germans in the region of Sienca
on the left ' nk of the river were
forced bac     ..    lost six cannon.
Nanaimo Disaster.
Nanaimo, May 28.—A disastrous
explosion occurred this afternoon just
after the change of shifts. At the
time of the explosion there were 36
men in the mine, and of this number
13 escaped unhurt and reached the
surface safely within an hour. Four
others were recovered, of whom three
were dead and one fatally injured.
This left 19 men unaccounted for and
there is no hope of any of them being
saved. The total casualty list therefore is 22.
Peace River Settlers
Travelling North
Via Prince George
That Prince George is one of the
real gateways to the Peace River
country, and an admirable outfitting
point, was further shown this week
when four intending settlers, driving
three four-horse teams and having a
total of eighteen head cf stock, reached this city from the Chilcotin country en route to the Grande Prairie
and Pouce Coupe districts of the
Peace River. They made the trip
from Chilcotin to this point via the
Cariboo and Blackwater roadi. At
this point they purchased supplies
and took train to Edson, from which
place a good road leads to the Peace
River country,
Sinking of Majestic
Arouses the Lion
London, May 28.—Following the
sinking of the battleship Triumph on
Wednesday in the Dardanelles, the
battleship Majestic was sunk on
Thursday near the same place. The
latter was attacked by a German submarine. The British admiralty issued
the following report from the   vice-
Fra9er River Ferry
Accommodates Many
Owing to the fact that arrangements have ns yet not been complet'jd
for the opening of the railway bridge
iicross the Fraser for foot and vehicular traffic, it is still necessary for all
persons crossing the rivor to make
use of the ferry. Few people have
any idea of the large number of persons, teams, etc., who are ferried
across the river each day. Captain
W. II. Thorne, of the local ferry
transport "Merrylegs," states than on
an average IHO people, 8 teams and (I
saddle horses make use of thc ferry
each week day. V
MIR el W K   WESIEV. Pmidal
J.  H.  QUIHII,  "..,:„;■,:  lee, 111
Canada, or of any other land for!
FRIDAY,   MAV
Messrs, .'.'. :l.  Wesley and A
-ciiiilua, or 01 nut  uiuci   iauu mi ,
(;- Hamilton,   who   have   been! that matte]. can there be found    A meeting of the Pnnce Geor*
spending the pasl two weeks at KUch (ilK, fishjng ag there is 1n Lacrosse Club was held Thursday
--  Sliiart Lake,  re turned to town j the raany fine lakes and streams jevening in the office of the North-
The Herald is in its now horn,'.   '.''".!«■_ ...',',•'.'i      » .ni? h__ "''th- Fort George distl'ict' This ern Lumber and Mercantile Co.,
rn,.  . ,    .,  .       .. their own expiession,   bur.- had       k Jud    R bert d D p \\
1 his issue marks its inception as Uome trn ' ,,  ,,   , •      .  T1      •.      ..' Ltd., for the purpose ol complet-
...        ., ■    ,   . „    .,.     M. Perkins, J, P., paid a visit to 7 „    , ,     ,
a Pnnce George institution, with     Stuart Lake is a name familiar Oeclnesti  (Big  Fish)   Lake   35 i mg Pl'i"s'or the. ame to be play-
its chief aim the furthering of | to everyone in this distriet,  but mj]eg wes|  of  ]im,  [iy w'agon |ed here on Thursday, June 3rd,
1 except
ever sivn il.
!() miles northwes
f and can be read
iieiii-e.-. „_y_ road, and secured  nearly 50 fine j between Quesnel and the local
te is situated Rajnbou  trout.   The Judge re-1 boys.
ef Van-
lasily
the best interests of the new,
self-governing   city   of   Prince
(leorge, and of the entire Fori ,|(.r.
George distriet,   For five years in a 1
the Herald was located in Smith [tis'15 miles long and
FortGeorge, where ils first edi- wide. The fishing i
tor, Mr. J. B. Daniell, commenc- anywhere, the lake abounding in „.,,, >•.,.,...,n.,.,,,.„ •>■; r_;ioe  ...j1; „""""""    ,     m, .,,   ,    ,
...        ...   ,.       rn,- 1 . ' . wood s loanhouse, 0^ miles, and hall-grounds.   There will also be
ed .ts  Pubhcation.     his  wee f,ne trou ol many w.et.es   as from there l0 the lake by trail, ;a practice game Sunday morning
the entire plant was moved from well as ol her lake fish.    I ish.ng ai,d th(, (lthei, and    icker w     :   ' \
the old quarters in South tort for large lake-trout is ideal sport ;. tn     hv .   •   .   NiVhnl  frnm1   n   . ■    r. 1 1  it  *
George to the Armstrong Block, and there are many fine speci- ^^^^1^   _  p r\ V      nt
corner  of Fourth   and  Cleorge mens in Stuart Lake  waiting to '       &S- '' ]eads to t^ B. C. Express Co., will bring
ports a line time and says it is     Mr. Walter Crocker was elect-
many years since he has made ed manager and he earnestly re-
simvel. m.mIku point. guch a fine   catchi   There  arelquestga]1 playera to attend the
mles two ways of reaching this lake, practices which will be held each
lsS(;d One is by wagon  road to Gird-; evening at 7 o'clock on the Cache
Streets
'rince   Oio;
machinery is being insialled and
fie plant will be modern in every
respect.
ew conned «ith a troll.     1
;"";,|"' |° Girdwood's,  where the best of l^e players from Quesnel free of
s accomodation can  he had.   Mr. Charge.   They will arrive on the
vhopeferfl   fishing the Stuart Perkins states that it is not nee- "B.X."next Thursday and re-
n.r'    ,   nil.    ■?,'.  '. ,   n._i. ess^y to carry any outfit of any etUm to Quesnel on the "B. X."
" wl,       ,:.._• kimL  eXCepti'lff fi3hing   tackle'Saturday morning.    A large
  I 1        ,'     , V,,.  ,n I Some 0f the many lakes in thisI crowd of supporters will accom-
The war situation in Europe aieanumueroi oomioiwoie log district are practically unknown, pany the team and everything
and other parts of  the  world ~aJ.0^_l L^If! ° ._T and a11 are alive vvith fish- l will be done to entertain them in
ana an iornis 01 insurance.
CHEAP CROWN - GRANTED
PRE-EMPTIONS.
N. H. Wesley
GEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
Phone  103.
Special   Bargains  in  MILLAR  PROPERTY  to
People who wish to build.
Garden Tracts within one mile of
town at attractive prices.
grows  more complicated everj
lake, and there are motor boats,
cay.
Italy's plunge into the tur- sailboats and rowboats of everj
'.     '       ' . .     , 1,,..,.,.;,„;,,_   ..... ,,■'.,1.1,,       Qo„_«_l
moil,  so   long  expected,   again I description
piles  up   the   tremendous   01
Several
_^^___, royal fashion.   A dance will be
If the Irish element of the local given in honor of the Quesnel
ne sandy beaXes^afforfg^od |)opulace suffers from a dearth of I Lacrosse Club in the Ritts-Kifer |
sate places for bathing
——     ,aie maces    r   amine lSpuds this coming wiiner- !t will Hall, on Friday, June 4th.   The
against  the   Teutonic   nations, \       »     *'       "q'cV,,0.. T .-fco hot bu because   there   ai'e few ! music will be in charge of Kerr's!
lhe time is diawing veij  ^eaiJmi„ Wnmo uliHol„ ,. m    TaJ being planted.  Many fine garden Orchestra and refreshments will
when a reply will be received
from the German nation in response to the American note for-
will become widely known.   Too!
many people have the idea that 1
in order to sp ind a vacation it is
fter necessary to make long trips to
plots are to be seen on  every be served free.
hand, and a large acreage is be-     A collection will be taken at
ing planted to potatoes and gen- Ithe game to defray the expenses
of the visiting club.   An admis
sion fee of one dollar will  be
warded bv President Wilson after "™bM" l" "i;,se '•»'* wv* w I eral garden truck
the inhuman destruction of the hltherto   unvislt™   P^e*   and,  ^  ^ q[ m&   .^^ wjU
Lusitania.   Just what effect this spend consideiaoie monej in do-     j  Q  NJcho])  former,y book.; charged for the dance, and the i
answer will have upon the war|in/f0^ine most popular tesortsjkeeper for the Hotd Bu]kley at |proceeds will be used for further I
question is doubtful.    President
Wilson's administration has been
of the East are to be found in the
regions of the noi
one of peace, in most troublous
times.   His bitter and continue!
secluded li
thern stati
' Smithers, was killed while in ac-; organization expenses.   Messrs.
•   .    .     ,      .    tion   on   the    field,    says   the i W. F, Cooke, Frank O'Flaherty,
and also in the P]c- Smithers Sentinel.  Nichol joined | and Walter Crocker were appoint
j turesque  wilderness of Ontario
and Quebec,   Within a few miles
the second contingent at Prince
opposition to war with Mexico lanawueoec. "'"V" ale,lV mjies I Rupert, being eventuallv drafted
has stamped him as a man of \°f this «ty can befound campinglahead tQ fil, a vacancy jn the
strong purposes, will
 th 'ability to j Pjaces, tishing am
back his convictions.   There arelnval anything t
undoubtedly  many   Americans
clamoring   for   war.   Many   of
,. M-  that  Princess Pats.
East has to
ed a committee in charge of the
dance, and Walter F. Gregg has
been appointed Secretary-Treas-
''* urer of the club,
offer.   Tru<
to-date reso
ie luxuric
will nol ie
ol up-
found,
them are men who would beIbut the charm of new places and
greatly benefit,',! financially lhe SDirlt ol adventure attendant
should the United States go to uP°n camP llfe in lh" surround-
war, while many ol the war ad- in* district will more than ma
vocates are nothing less than
ultra-fanatics upon the quest ion
of national honor. There is such
a thing as having too much pride.
President Wilson's safe and sane
policy, hitherto adhered to, will ,,    ,    .,
,   , . ,, the local baseball  tans
no doubt carry the  country: «^^^«
through this threatened crisis.     I PQrtei'S, held al the King George
, Hotel   this   week,    the   Prince
George club was formally organ-j
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   ji/.ed.   The following officers and;
Mr. T. W. Heme, government committee  members  were   ap-1
agent   here,   has just   returned  P1'1"1''': j^^^^^^
from McBride where on May 25th |.. Honorary President
he conducted an auction sale of
certain pieces of land lying in the
p for this deficiency,
BASEBALL FANS MEET.
Alan enthusiastic meeting of
.le.,11      fnno   .m\   s(,p.
Auction Sale of Crown Lands
valley of the upper Fraser,  the
acreage being 171.13, and the tola
Mavor
!W. G. <. i 1 '^t>^
President - Aid, F. M. Ruggies
vice-presidents - P
1! liorar
E. Wilson and N. Hot
received ww°$2569.60, or $15 per!   Vice-president - J. H. Hamilton
acre.   Some very fine pieces of     Secretary - Treasurer - George
land are to be  found along the ''■ Hartiord.
upper Fraser river.   The valley I    Manager - T. Mctluire.
is not very wide and  the  best!   Team Captain - J. H. Smith,
land lies along the river.   There'    Managing Committee - Jasper
is a light growth of small poplar, l>hair> •'• H- Smith, and u. C.
willow and alder, with some fair McLeod, with the other active
timber in places, and the soil is officer3 elected.
rich in most instances.   The obtaining of such a good  price for ",li   " NOTICE,
wild lands, with the market for     "
lands at present so dull, augurs TAKE NOTI^that JamwH. Bran-
well for the future of that b»m, whose address is Hudson's Hope,
j;,,,.:,,t B.C., will apply for a licence to take
alblllu- and use 8 cubic feet per second of water
' out ni' Qiim iz Creok, which Hows north
and drains into I', ace Kiver about Id
miles below [''indlay Juncliun.
The witter will be diverted from the
stream al 0 poinl abo il I miles from
Poace Kiver und nhout 4500 feet .mill
Tired
usiness
Men . . .
Model Cabins,
Motor, Sail and
Row Boats, and the
Finest Fishing in
British Columbia.
Why go to California
to recuperate, when
you can go to
Stuart Lake
the Summer Resort of
the North ?
I have just returned from there and can tell
you all about it — Come in and see me.
Norman H. Wesley,
GEORGE   STREET. PHONE   103.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil,
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
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AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C,
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rale . on application
Beat of wine .
Liijeiors and dgnrs
Albert Johnson, '•"»..
k
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Free Information For Farmers j
The Division of Chemistry cfi_'om.t.henortl
the   Dominion   Department   ol
i'mi.-i,
tov mining purpe
•el
Agriculture has issued another
of that useful series of circulars This noi
by Dr, Frank T. Shut!, Dominion : on "' '■''''
chemist. This one, Circu'arNo. 8 Lni the ci
deals with "manures and  ferli- Ji.'1'' ttn
ner of the "Dun
und  will he' used
pee!] the mine de-
i   "liini   Patch"   Hn.   other I
lima grouped therewith.
i.i' wan posted em the ground
i da; nl April, 1915.   A copy
ice and un application purau-
. and  in  the  "Water  Act,
1.,- lili d in lhe odlce of the
..       ,,       .   ...        ..   ., .     r I Water Itecorder al Fee,l Goorge, B 0,
lizers    and, like all   the Work Ol     Objections to the application may bo
t e doctor, is at once explicit and  fil.e . with the said  Wat. r Recorder or
.   ,     ,„,      .. ,       .    uiiii the Comptroller ol  Water Rirhls,
practical,     llie   first   section   IS  Parliament Uuildings,   Victoria,  ll.C.,
devoted  to a  description of ex-  within thirly dnys after the l.r I  ap-
, ,     .       pi nrance "l thn notic - tn n local i" wi
penenceb ai the central and oilier
experimental farms, and the
secoml is devoted to a summary
and to advice that if followed
CARRYING  MAIL AND EXPRESS TO
ALL POINTS SOUTH.
Express Carried on Steamer 11. X.
cLEOD, Agent       -   .   -       South Fort George.
Special Prices
TO ENCOURAGE LOCAL AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT, WE ARE OFFERING SEVERAL CHOICE
FARMS CLOSE TO TOWN AT SPECIAL PRICKS.
AND ON EASY TERMS.        :: ::
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE  GEORGE,  II. C.
t. R. WALKER, General Aeent.
cannot help but benefit the farm ""''
and  profit   the   follower.   This
circular will be sent free of charge, P
if application is made for.it to     '
the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
i,.... JAMES H. I!A .'HAM,
Applicant,
Ry li. F. M. Peiii ins, Agont,
South Fori George, B.C.
The dale of tho lir .  publication of
Mi
E, WILSON,
BARRISTER ami SOLICITOR,
Armstrong and Kliis lilock,
I'rince Georgo.
King George Hotel,
E.
PlIAIR
Proprietor,
.Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Baths.
J. W. SANDIFORD,
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
Caskets, Funeral Supplies, & Shipping Cases always on hand,
Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
Phone 23 Fort George.
Prince George and Fort George.
A. BADGER,
HOUSE MOVER AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR.
Office: ROOM 6, ABOVE BANK B. N. A., PRINCE CEORGE.
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN. .
Phone 57.
UWLi _-._.   __.mmmmv,mm.  _,^,      J),' lgl||
Writes a Letter to Ashcroft Friends Just Before Sailing
For the Bosphorus—Had Many Friends Here.
Mr, Moore, local manager of
the 13. C. Express company, received thc sad news this week of
the death of W. T. Bond, a young
man who had been for years in
lhe employ of the (express company as accountant, Immediately following the outbreak of war
he went to England where he
joined an artillery brigade, The
lollowing letter to the Ashcroft
Journal was written just previous to his departure for the
Dardanelles :
1 am ho nib again for a few days
leave liefoi. proceeding to tho near
east with due division. Our battery
is being sent tn the Dardanelles, or
Eomo spot tn amuse the Turks, See
lhc next letter yieu gol from mc if
ever you nol one—may <'<enue from
Constantinople, Jericho, Cairo, or way
points.
I ran slap into a dashing' young
cavalry officer eel' our division the
other day. Guess who he was? Our
old friend Tommy Chetwynd. He is
quite a "nut" now, highly respected
and very military. Another funny
thing: my great pal in the battery
turns out to lie a cousin of Stuart
Adamson. I understand Stuart contemplates coming over to join in the
lighting.
I cannot help thinking how thankful you and others in Ashcroft ought
In e that there is a very large ocean
and a strong British fleet on it. which
Rcparates you from Germany. I have
in my mind's eye a Belgian refugee
with his arm in a sling walking down
the road, he was staring straight in
front of him, and a look of ghastly
horror in his eyes. Here is his story,
which is absolutely true: He was unlit for military service in the Belgian
army, so when the Germans arrived
at his town he was seized ami made
to dig trenches. He had a wife and
four children, If,, n, 5 anil 2 years
old, the oldest being a girl. He did
not work fast enough to please his
captors, so one of the guards shot him
ie the arm to ('buck" him up. lie
collapsed, but managed to crawl
Ihome. Tlie next day lhe tier.nans
[came around aud found him. They
bayoneted lhe woman in the stomach.
A squadron of Uhlans were gallop-
jmg ley at the time, and they got the
three youngest children and threw
them under their horses' feet so the
the woman in her death agony could
see them. They then roped the eldest
girl in front of the father. They took
them out pf thc house and threw the
coipses of the children and the dying
mother inside and set (ire to the building. They took thc girl away with
lIiciii ami llie unfortunate father was
brought before the commandant for
burning his house while they were
tftleop in il. He was condemned to
death and put in prison. A British
shell landed on the prison and knocked the place down. He escaped and
finally reached the British lines.
There are two classes of women
wdio are coming out on top in this
war and whose bravery is equal to
I nny and greater even than that of
t'e men. .The first is the hospital
I nurse, whom the wounded Tommy regards as nothing short of a ministering angel, lhe second is the woman
whose son is at the front while she
stays and keeps the home going, and
should he come home, nurses him back
to health and strength again in order |
that he may return sooner to the fir-'
ing line. Of these latter classes of
brave women there aro a great many
in Loudon now. You will see a lot of
them every morning when the troop
train leaves fir the front. And you
must remem! cr that thc front is
nearer London than thc 150-mile
house is to Ashcroft.
Provide Money for the P.G.E. Railway
Vancouver, May 20.—Following an arrangement made today
between the Provincial Government, tho Dominion Covernment
and the Pacific Great Eastern
Railway, it is announced that
work on that line will be resumed immediately with plenty of
money on hand to continue practically up to the end of the year.
By that time, it is expected that
22. miles of the line will be in
operation compared with the 120
miles now completed and running
between Squamish and Lillooet.
Many months ago, when the
world's money markets virtually
closed down as a result of the
declaration of war. an understanding was reached between
Mr. ,1. VV. Stewart, head of the
Pacific Great Eastern, and lhe
Dominion Government for an advance of 05,000,000. This was
done by the federal minister of
finance on the authority of an
amendment to the Hank Act,
which provided that he may
authorize a bank to advance certain amounts on certain security,
In this case the security was llie
bonds of the company guaranteed
by the Province of British Columbia. The Union Hank in this
deal was to advance funds on a
basis of about eSO per cent, of the
face value of the bonds,
This arrangement was carried
out until a little more than half
of the five million had been expended. Then the minister of
finance at Ottawa closed down
on this and other expenditures
all over Canada ancl as a result
of thc stringency the company
during recent weeks closed much
of its work. Lately Mr. Stewart
has been again in Ottawa negotiating with the government to
secure the release of the remaining $2,300,000 and representations lo lhe same end were made
. from Victoria hy lion. VV. .1.
Bowser, acting premier, and Mr.
D'Arcy Tate, vice-president of
the p. G. E. The result is that
lion. W. T. White, federal minister of finance, has authorizsd
thc loan of the remainder of lhe
five million and the $2,300,000 is
now available in the Union Bank
in Vancouver.
Following a consultation here
today between   Mr.  P.   Welch,
contractor, ancl the attorney-general, the former stated that he
would take personal charge of
the work during the next few
months and push it just as rapidly as possi le. In the prosecution of the we>rk the needs of the
local labor s'tuation are to be met
as far as possible. For that purpose Mr. Welch will open an employment oliice in Vancouver and
engage upwards of a thousand
new men necessary to prosecute
the work. The government will
also appoint a man to attend at
that office and sec- that none but
British subjects are employed and
that preference as much as possible be given to married men.
The line is now operating to
Lillooet ami the bridge across
the Fraser at that point is complete. Between Lillooet and
Clinton, a distance of about 45
miles, there i.s much bridge construction to be done and material
l\ir this will be bought in Vancouver and forwarded from here,
it was stated today. The programme is to have trains operating into Clinton by October and
as far as lhe Hundred Mile House
a distance of 223 miles from
Squamish, by the end of the
year, This will provide daily
connection between Vancouver
and the Cariboo country. In the
meantime betterment work on
tho line between Stpjamish and
Lillooet is proceeding every clay.
War Costs Britain $150 Per Second
London.—P. D. Acland, the
financial secretary to the treasury
speaking at a meeting here, estimated the cost of the war to
Great Britain at $150 a second.
This means an expenditure  of
The Modern
Caroet of .
1 There are few people who do not
know the story of the wonderful carpet on which the owner had but to sit,
wish to be at some place, and, lo !
immediately he found himself there.
* Some agents of this nature would be
appreciated by many a manufacturer
in jumping the demand for his product into a thousand places, a thousand miles away. Apparently to such
a man there is no means of "getting
there " and placing his name and his
goods right into that territory, except
by slow, laborious bit-by-bit acquaintanceship, and mouth-to-mouth testimonials.
■ But he has overlooked the modern
Carpet of Bagdad—
It is Newspaper Advertising.
"f If you are doing a local business, talk
over your advertising problems with
the Advertising Department of this
newspaper.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
ALSO BUTTER, CHEESE & EGGS.
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL PARTS OF CITY.
South Fort George  ::  Prince George :: Central Fort George
Phone 30 Phone 7 Phone 35
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL   REPAIRING.
Phnnoc No-' south fort george.
rilUUCS   Rio. 12 PRINCE  GEORGE.
I    OUT? CAKM.X REEDS are fam'ous for their
Iv       Uniform High Standard of Quality.
»i
i'ii Season in . enson, ensuring
ithuious snores? in iln' planter.
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for COAL ct MOD
EATERS
of all kinds and _z<_
RANGES
for every Kilchcn
We are exclusive agents for the famous
''GURNEYSTOVES." Our PRICES
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every  article in  our  stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George ■■
Yard as well as at our store at South.
LOI IIP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember tlie 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO., LTD.
W. F. COOKE. Pre.
RUSSELL PEDEN, Via-I'ies. G. E. McLAUtHUN, Sctnlvi
BEFORE  BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH  FORT GEORGE
PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
HARRY M. BURNETT
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Curner Vancouver nnd Eighth Streets,
PRINCI. GEORGE, Ii. C.
t'eert George, H.C. Vietorin. U.C'.
K. 1*. Den ,e:n, Mgr. i. C. Ore. it, Mur.
Nelson, B.C.. A. H. Green, _ki\
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Cvil Engineers, Dominion & fi. C. Land Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsito., Timber
Limits, Etc.
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-35 p.m.
West Bound- Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m.
Leave    ., ,, ,, ,, K-15 ,,
Arrive.' Prince Rupert Thurbdays and Sundays  6-80 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Princi Rupert Wednesdays nnd Saturdays 10 a.m.
Easl Bound    Arrive Prince George Thursdays und Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    .. ,, ,,    ' ,,        8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and Mondays 8-00 a.m.
CONNECTIONS AT  Kl'MONTON TO  AND KRO.M  POINTS EAST
Travel via lhc
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will lei- pleased to furnish any
Information desired.
W. J. QUI .LAN.
District Passengor Aireeeit.
Winnipeg, Man,
SPECIAL EXCURSION RATES NOW ON
The Grand Trunk Pacilic announce the following special Excursion Fares to the Panama Exposition
and Pacific Coast points:
From Prince George to
Vancouver, Victoria, Bel-
lingliani SI'.1.".")
OUR Telegraph Oflice at Prince
George is now open for bujiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will go
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT CEORGE t ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
$12,960,000a day. Lloyd (ieorffe's Seattle, Taeoinn and Everett   50.00
recent estimate was §10,500,000. j Portland, Oregon 55.00
j San Francisco, California       89.75
j Los Angeles, California, S) ..78
Th,.   Panama   News Stands   "" San l)i<w>, California 08,75
George Street, Prince George,  and     Ti(.|<(,is .„.,, |jmjtot] i0  3 months
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge J rt'om  date of sab.   Stopovers al-
have your I Ionic  Newspapers,   .fed lowed at all points!
Magazines,   Cigars,  Cigarettes and ■ —-
SnulTs.   You will find there, loo, a     The   Women's Association of
 plct,. li f Stationery.   Wo the Presbyterian church meet on
are up-to-date in everything, 'Thursday next at the home  of
Tin: P_x.vMA Nkws Co.    j Mrs. Mackay at the Cache.
HOTEL
RUSSELL
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
GEORGE STREET (Near Depot)
Reduced Rales to Permanent Guests.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
ARAGE
Soutls Fort George.
HARRY   COUTT3,
PROPUILTOR.
Drummond ft MgKay,
MACHINISTS.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.   Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. 1
uitttstto   ..ee.e   _e > ku   .-.eefjeee    lei   eeee   ee'it- i |
rooms of the hall.
Mrs.   Hardy,   president,   and   theij
ladies in charge of the work, wish to i
, extend their heartv thanks to all |
j those who so generously assisted i
I them.   All the sister churches of the j j
different denominations assisted, and]
Finances of Province
in Splendid Condition
Says Sir Richard
first ball over the plate last Monday
for a strike, in response to a hearty
"Put it over the middle, Billy," the
season in local baseball circles was
off to a (food start. The openiiu
game wns played between teams rep
resenting Prince George and thei the spirit of hearty eo-operation was
Cache, und was won by Prince George |pleasantly noticeable,
by the rather one-sided score of lu'
to 2. Despite the score the game was
an interesting one from the spectator's point of view, and some fine
plays were made. The Cache players
were unable to solve the delivery of
McGuire, the fast Prince pitcher, and
in the first four innings only twelve
men faced him, each being retired by
the strike-out route. In the entire
game McGuire struck out nineteen
men. Baker started the twirling for
thc Cache, but after five hits, a walk
and a dead ball hud netted six runs
against him in the first inning, he was
relieved by Latta, who pitched good
ball for the balance of the game. Mc-
Guire's home run in the fourth, with
a man on base, and his fast pitching,
featured for the Prince George team,
while Hanover was the bright particular star for the Cache aggregation. In addition to securing two
clean hits he pulled down a couple of
hard drives which looked good for extra bases. Hemphill's two texas-
leaguers are also worthy of mention.
With only two teams in the local
league this season some good ball can
be expected. Without McGuire in the
box for Prince the Cache seems to
have the better team at present, but
the ex-Federal leaguer's twirling is
too much for them, and it is not likely
that he will pitch a full game again—
for some time at least. To the large
crowd who saw the game on Empire
Day, McGuire's pitching was a real
treat, but it is hardly fair to expect
the local leaguers to stand up against
a man of his experience and ability.
George Adams handled the indicator and umpired a good game notwithstanding the criticisms directed
at him from the stands and benches.
Following is the full line-up and
score:
Prince George—Milne r.f., Macleod
2b, Hartford lb, Walker 3b, Stinson
cf, Murray ss, Father Rivet If, Smith
c, McGuire p.
Cache—Hemphill rf, Staffeld 2b,
Peterson lb, O'Flaherty lib, Hanover
cf, Latta, Baker ss, Welch If, Macleod
c, Baker, Latta p.
R. H. E.
Prince George   IC 16   2
Cache       2   7   4
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wl
Stationery, .Magazines, Newspaper.8
Toilet Articles,
ilesaleand Retail.
Confections, and
Church of England
Holds Successful
Bazaar and Dance
A    most    successful    baz
and
dance was held last Monday—Empi
Day—in the Ritts-Kifer hall by the
local Church of England. In all $238
was realized, and this amount will go
towards the building of the new
church in Prince George. Great
credit is due the ladies in charge, and
their helpers, for the success of the
affair. In the afternoon the booth,
were well patronized, and $113 was
was realized from the sale of the
many good things offered. In this
amount were included the receipts
from the different raffles held and the
small admission charged at the door
The large hall was most tastefully
decorated and many of thc booths extremely attractive. Hidden under a
tent in a secluded corner of the hall,
and shrouded in mystery, Miss Margaret Keefe, as Queen of the Gypsies, delved deeply into the secrets of
palmistry, and each patron left the
gypsy haunts assured of a brilliant
future. Mrs. Hayman and Mrs. By-
ers had charge of the needlework,
while the fancy needlework department was prsided over by Mrs. Butler,
Sr., Mrs. Brynolson and Mrs. Cowie.
The cigarette booth was in charge of
Mrs. Daniell, while at the candy and
home-cooking booth, Mrs. Booth had
many eager patrons. Miss Pat Wi
son and Miss Lily Hardy were in
charge cf the flower booth and bran
tub, respectively. The Lucky Dip, in
the form of a decorated boat, was presided over by Mr. Craft, and many
fine prizes were fished from it.
Early in the afternoon Mayor Gillett made a fitting speech and declared the bazaar open. A fine program of piano selections, songs and
dances occupied considerable time,
and the pretty Maypole dance given
by Mrs. McElroy and Mis Judy Wilson was highly appreciated.
In the evening the hall was again
well filled, nnd with Kerr's four-piece
orchestra iu charge of the music, a
fine dunce program was carried out.
Thc music was particularly good and
the dances well chosen. Mrs. McElroy and Miss Wilson again delighted
thc patrons with an exhibition gavotte. A tasty supper was served
from 11 p.m. till 1 a.m., during which
time extra dance numbers were run
off and the drawings for tbe different
raffles were made. The fine silk
quilt—mude in Paris—was won by
Miss Margaret Keefe, Ihe handsome oil painting donated by Mrs.
Daniell was won by Mr. J, li'. Lambert,
Miss   Maundrell,   Mrs.   und   Miss
The London Standard of April 29
had the following: "Sir Richard McBride, premier of British Columbia,
who is now visiting London, told a
Standard of Empire representative
that his province, in common with the
rest of the Dominion, was concentrating its attention very largely on the
war and was directing its efforts
towards assisting the federal authorities in the enlistment of desirable
and efficient men for the Canadian
contingents. In proportion to popula-
! tion, the Pacific const province had
responded admirably lo the call. The
general response from Canada had
been splendid, added Sir Richard.
"Speaking of local conditions, the
premier said that it was necessary to
remember that the far western province was further removed from London than its fellows, and this handicap »f distance meant more or less
disadvantage now a'ld then. This disadvantage should, however, be removed in great measure by recent
railway developments.
"Within the past year the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway had completed
its transcontinental line to Prince
Rupert and had opened a through service between that point and Winnipeg. The region traversed by the G.
T. P. was some COO miles to the north
of that section o^ the province,
through which the Canadian Pacific
line passed.
"In the south the Canadian Northern Railway had completed its main
transcontinental line to tidewater on
the Pacific coast, and by midsummer
a through service would be inaugurated. This would not only give the
province a third transcontinental service, but would also place British Columbia in close touch with many
towns on the C. N. R. system, which
would become purchasers of the fruit,
timber and fish produced by the coast
province.
"The principal new lines under-
takn by the C. P. R. were the Kootenay Central, linking up the main line
at Golden with the Crows Nest route
near Steele, and traversing the splendid Kootenay nnd Columbia valleys,
and the Kettle Valley Railway from
Midway to Hope, which practically
gave the C. P. R. a second transcontinental line to tidewater, in addition j
to opening up the Nicola, Okanagan
and Boundary districts.
"Last, but by no means least, there'
must be mentioned the Pacific Great!
Eastern Railway. It was hoped that
by the end of the year connection
would be made between Prince George
on the G. T. P. main line and Van-'
couver. An extension of this line in
a northerly direction from Prince
George to the Peace River country
was projected. The total mileage
from the Peace River region to Vancouver would be about 800. From
the Pence River, through Northern
British Columbia, the Yukon and
Alaska, another link of 1200 miles
would give direct railway contact between the Great Northern Pacific
country and the entire south. Although the proposal that the United
States and Canadian governments
should co-operate to push forward
this project had been temporarily
shelved, Sir Richard said that he
hoped the scheme would be taken up
in the near future and pressed to
completion.
"The financial position was sound,
said Sir Richard, and all the province's obligations to the world would
be met. As it was a heavy borrower
in the Old Coojitry, he was anxious
that it should get from the mother
country as much business as it was
possible for the latter to give, so
that it should not be ambarrassed in
meeting interest charges."
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
Pioneer Manufacturers
of Lumber.
Pioneer Operators of
Steamboats.
FORT   GEORGE   TRADING
AND
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Phone 1
Prince George
V*
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Phone 11
South Fori George
0. McElroy, Manager
Bone Dry Cooking Wood
$3.00 Per Cord Delivered.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Contractors & Builders
NO BUILDING IS TOO i^ARGE OR TOO SMALL TO
RECEIVE OUR CAREEUL ATTENTION
Got Our Estimates Free of Charge
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
OFFICE
SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIRD STREET
::        Jul) Work Neatly ami Promptly Executed
Phone 26
PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE and SHOf:
THIRD AVENUE EAST
e
REAL ESTATE.
REAL ESTATE.
*.
M. C. WIGGINS
SPECIALIST   IN   PRINCE   GEORGE   LOTS,
FARM LANDS, AND  ACREAGE.
OFFICE :
THIRD AVENUE, OFF GEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE.
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LIMITED.
Mrs. Bruce, of Denver, Colo.,
is visiting her parents, Mr. and
Mrs, F. J. Claxton, Fort George.
Rev. A. C, and Mrs. Justice
left on Sunday morning last for
Eastern Canada, Mr. Justice will
attend the Canadian Presbytery
to be held next month at Kingston, Ort.
Mr, and Mrs. Al. Johnston returned this week from a trip into
the Stuart Lake country. They
are enthusiastic over the beauties
and productiveness of that
country.
WALTER F. CREGG,
British Columbia
Land Surveyor,
CIVIL ENGINEER,
Post Building -  - Prince George.
Representing Core & McGroitnr. Ltd,
w.
P. OGILVIE,
BARRISTER and
SOLICITOR,
Prince George Post Building,
George Street   -   Prince George, ll.C.
Notice to Residents of
South Fort George.
fJOODS, Limited, Sells
Golden West Bread,
Golden Wesl Bakery.
CARD OF THANKS.
I wiiih to thank  my  friends for the
very liberal mpport given me in the
late Edmonton Journal content.
MRS. W. J. MATHESON.
G
REEN  BROS.,
BURDEN & CO.,
CIVIL ENGINEERS,
Dominion and B. C. Lund Surveyors,
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc.
V
Fort Geortre, II. C.
Ilumeneenil Klre-eel
F, V. Hurilen, M
Nelson, II. C.
16. Ward Strwl
A. H. Gi .een, MKr.
nr.
lel.eiiii, H. C.
ill, Pemberl ..
I'\ 0. Greon, Mk
Ntw Haze'lteen, li. C,
11. C. Alllede, Mk
BUar.
jROOMSTORENT
1 AT THE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFE
! Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Balhs
j F. C. BURCH        -      - Proprietor
cat
The Herald is prepared to execute all kinds
of printing orders on
the shortest possible
notice.
The prices will be the'
same as those of Edmonton, and the finest
class of work will be
furnished "on time."
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