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NO. 14.
.., WUTII [i om GE0RGE._B. SS, DECEMBER^ 19lT"
Trunk Pacific Station
Scandal at Prince George.
War Summary of the Week.
London,  Dec. 4th. — Telegraphing from the Belgian
come might be included in the of expense on the newly incor-l
incorporated area and needing porated area which already has
railway service, both ends of the before it many expenses neces-i
town would be best served by sary to its well being. The grade;
  ' kGe?™t? 8S: t_   .      T T confituted is ?°* sat;e: lt! frontier, Percival Philips, special correspondent of Daily
■^ SH " ^ver-V speaker, whether from has been the scene o   accident. L, '      . '        ,T     , v ,„ , ,,,min,(i„,,tlf nf
rnxTAfnmxT   McipTTMn   ttptt.    °ne part of'the town «"" the and the grade ordered to make S^press, this morning says" Last Naval bombardment of
T\DIGNATION   MEETING   HELD    °fl»r. expressed himself more or'the entrance via Victoria Street!Zeebrugge resulted in the destruction of the electric plant
less emphatically as having lost possible is bound to be contested : which supplies power for operating the  lock  gates giving
,h  people in largely attended Meeting hy an almost eonfidenc. in the decisions of the j as illegal.    Consequently   the access to the Maritine Canal, with the result that the gates
nimous Vote express their Disapprobation at the     j^™™'^'011'   [t|s all the more | people are again not being farly capnot be opened.   Submarines remaining in the inner
s... ......_       _ _,.. r. ., „«*. s ,*__■_.  . .   |basin are bottled up.   The Germans are in serious predic-
i ament; unless they are able to manipulate lock gates,
| the press and people with such that of the offer of the railroad Zeebrugge is useless.   They must take their submarines
■unanimity of feeling.   Taking to build stations at both Maple I piecemeal over land to Antwerp and delay in this matter
it all in all, the idea prevails that and < leorge Streets if this suited, may be disastrous to them.
to approach the Government in'the people and; the Commission, i   The entire coast of Flanders from Mariakerke, a short
i the proper manner, letting them Why was this compromise not c|istance west of  Ostend, to  Knock  less than five miles
know how the district feels about accepted?   Why in the interests f        b rf      f Ho]land  ig fa     ^ of defen      acc0rding
it,  some way can be found to of  the whoe peop e were the ,        . , ',   n ,     , „   •     .,   •
secure a fair site that will be in Commission adverse to this and | to a number of wounded Germans who ^ have arrived in
Vction of the two Members of the Railway
Commission whose Decision was in Favor
of a Station Site between Oak
and Ash  Streets.
Seven Votes recorded against the Petition.
Commission,   [tis all the more people are again not being
notable because it is said to have, dealt wiih. I	
been the first time that the Com- j    One of the most important el- \
mission have been criticized by ements of  the  discussion  was|
i feeling of indignation
. people of the district
itting of the Railway
n on Nov.  23rd,  cul-
Thursday evening of
in an enthusiastic and
supported   meeting
Ritts-Kifer Hall on
,rs had hardly opened
k when the hall began
was patent on every
vital importance to the future
welfare of the community that
action should be taken to protect
their rights and interests and
that the Government should
prevail upon the Commission to
approve the location of the station site at George Street, setting
aside their preient decision and
thereby endorsing the expressed
will of a vast majority of the
people. "
Among the speakers for the
I it was no trivial thing   ^	
d brought about this j petition were Rev. Mr. Justice,
inhering. The matter I Geo. McLaughlin of the North-
the talk of the district era Hardware Co., Neil Getting
friend and foe of the Lf Murdoff & Gething, Mr. Brad-
Street site. And even ; iey 0f Hoods Limited, Attorney
io stated they had been Montgomery, Mr. Daniels Sr-
bv the decision also felt'Attorney, and Mr. Daniels Jr. of
tice had not been done; the Prince George Post, F. W.
lecision had been given; Crawford of the Fort
very face of evidence.Drug Co., Mr. Matthite - Elec
it,   and this was their trical Co., Mr, Stewart and oth
thosi ■■
that . :■
and the
in the
op]  - mity to say so.
Ex-J idge P.  E.  Wilson
and Mr
ton Ha,
Ii; ' |
rea.- ns
i"nairman of the meeting: Innis while in favor of (leorge'in   most decisions the Railway
, Johnson of the Edmon-. street was on the fence in other j Commission    rule  against   the
■ and Grain Co. secretary. I respects of the petition. I railroad; and in this case they
eningand explaining the,   The meeting, as already stat- seem to have followed the same
for the meeting, Judge ed, was overwhelmingly in favor |Hne of argument without regard
said it was to be a free, 0f the George Street site, as was j to the public at all — simply be-
n  opportunity for  the, the meeting called prior to the j cause for once at least the two
e.f the question,  and'sitting of the Commission.   In; were in   harmony,
the interest of the whole com-! so stubborn for the western site? j Brussels.   The establishment of heavy defences on coast
is declared to be result of the renewal of heavy fighting
before Ypres. Heavy guns have been posted at Mariakerke
overlooking the sea. The telegram asserts that Burgomaster of Ghent and several members of the Belgian Parliament have been seized as hostages by Germans to enforce order among residents of Ghent and its vicinty."
Paris.-Official communication, the only interesting news
relative to our right wing. On the right bank of the river
Moselle, we have occupied Lesmonilsand the signal of Xon.
In the Vosgas our troops have captured the Tele de Faux,
the South of the village of Bongomme, which dominates
the range of hills following the frontier and has served as
an observatory for the Germans. In Alsace the station of
Burnhapt has been occupied and we have established ourselves on a line comprising Aspach, the bridge Aspach and
Paris.—Official.—In Belgium, enemy remains on the
defensive.   Artillery fire has been feeble     .'   «••>■■
made progress at certain points.
London.—King George's action in going to the Yitish
Headquarters in France is proving very popular.
Germans reported having abandoned Dixmude, which
had been taken at teriffic tolls. It is said they are now
preparing for a last attack on Ypres, which is in ruins.
Amsterdam. —ltis reported j cases canned salmo'1
^^^^^^_^^^^^_^_^_ iso s ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
munity and not as now in the'Surely that were eminently fair
interest of one end only, and—[and just. And above all else it
what is more obvious— in the' would prove in time which was
interests of a real estate move-;right, the development that has
ment. | taken place in the George Street
Note was made that in the area and to the south as against
hearing before the Governor-in- the development'that has NOT
Council when the matter was re- taken place to the west, but
ferred back to the Railway Com-;which is being fondly hoped for.
mission, Premier Borden said'Here is a point at. which the
that the matter must be settled; people can get together and it
in the interests of the people will remove a large part of the
and with no regard to the inter- animosity now expressed to the
ests of any special person or Commission,
persons. So many points were brought
In this particular instance the up against the decision, so many
railroad and the large majority expressions voiced by thc people
George,of the people have found com-iwho feel the injury done them,
mon ground and are in accord; i that our space will not permit of
but that seems to have hurt the; a fu]] report.   But that these ex-
I ers. Those opposed were Messrs.! cause rather than to have assist- j pressions were emphatic, sincere
was!Carney   and   Ruggies.   J.   Mc- ed.   It is a well known fact that!ar,d unusual js a fact none can
deny. It is to be hoped that the
(lovernment and the Railway
Commission will be prevailed
upon to so modify their ruling
that justice will be done all the
When   prominent,  substantial
conservative business men,  not
the only el
rom the people an ex-1 the first meeting there were but! ement to fight the railroad here j easily stirred,  rise in public to
'Il :_.. .u_ .„•,_   and in the! being  the    Natural   Resources]address"a crowded gathering of
At   the| townsite interests. | people from all parts of the city
. to what steps should \ two against the site,
to have the ruling set j )ast   meeting   seven.
Ina very able and con- i hearing on the 23rd, also, there
at,.nent he brought out was a large majority in favor of
: that without doubt an George Street, so that in every
v had been done, thati way possible a true statement
decision in the face of the j has been secured of the
of the people fully ex-1 of a majority of the people
I by proper evidence and: meeting having been  freely and
'  I    in   every   way   by openly advertised  by    '    '
cs was contrary to "facts distributed from hous>
-in not to stand; that we J antl in all the businet
right to appeal to the there can be no doubt
iment for a reversal and | temper of the people.
ition.   Opening the meet-j   Some of the important
■discussion the following | brought out  in th
Statistics had been given by j aT,d openly denounce an outrage
Mr. Wimble of the G.T.P. Engi-jappt.oaching the verge of scan.
neering staff to prove that the dal perpetrated against the peo-
iflood bogey  is a myth.   It has|ple by an jmp0rtant branch of
feeling been brought up time and again I the (lovernment, there can be no
has  an   argument   against   the|mjstakjng  its   meaning.     The
'ii was read:
the Right Honorable
Sir Robert Borden.
, residents of PrinceGeorge
Fort  George   and
te,  indignantly  place our-
; cn record  protesting
-i the decision of the Rail-
Commission   locating  the
as i
:o the
ml l
t  the
lt was pointed ou
two commissioners who had pre
Iviously passed on the question ii
fort | favor of Maple Streel were agaii
detailed to the matter nnd hae
to overcome their own pre~!
decision: that the other
members  of   t
George St re
meeting it
Maple-Oak-Ash Street territory
of the townsite is three feet lower than (.'eorge Street. If therefore George Street
"flooded" in the
then tho site as ^^^^^^^^
The site selected spoils the
plan of the city as accepted and
filed with the B.C. Government,
to   be
will be
\ ioi s
I Trunk Pacific railway sta- j Messrs.  Drayton,   M>
at Prince George between Nantel, who might b<
Oak   Streets,   which to be unprejudiced bj
ina  uatc   Streets,   which
m entirely ignores the true
iment and the best interests
°l ''he' community.
An overwhelming majority of
the residents of the above town-
sites are in favor of GeorgeStreet
asastation site.
The evidence submitted before
the Assistant Chief Commission-
er Scott and Commissioner Good-
''Vl at the sitting of the Railway
"°ard at Prince George on
outlay, November 23rd, 1914,
emphatically favored
re Street.
object lo the location of
lation at the site ordered by
ommission, which is incon-
vement to
^iiKvay Commission absolutely
, erncling  the  evidence  given
','!v. them and ignoring  the
Wl'lic interests.
bet tei'
all interests concern-
object strenuously to the
The signers  of this petition
'""eve that the matter is of such
decision, would have
able to look at the matter openly
and to have rendered a different
Facts and figures were submitted to prove by distance thai
George Street any way it
approached was the
fair point of accesi
people of the area
porated under
Government.      ^^^^^
Imatdly 9200 feet from a c
point   in  .South For!   GeOI
the foot of George Street, ani
the same from a central point
Tort. George to the same poini
On the other band,  the distane
from South Fori George
Bite at Oak and Ash Streel
the people from lli" outhe
0f the town a mile further
to the station than thepe
Central   Porl   George.
the outlying subdivide!
both towns that in th'
logical and
to all the
ei be incor
ie    Provincial
was  appros-
•,'•  to
it site. But at the | Natural Resources Security Co.
was shown that the ■. an(j ;ts promoters have been a
menace to this section too long
already: but when it reaches out
and can sway a Railway Commission to a verdict against the
best interests of the people, that
verdict bringing forth an unspeakable rage on every side,
the Premier of the Dominion and
his Cabinet must take heed to
^^^^^^^^ the peoples DEMANDS for
and will ever be a point difficult justice. The members of the
of approach. Only the one.en- Railway Commission itself will
trance and exit is possible: via tako heed mid ALL its members
Victoria Street, And in the fu- review the ruling of tbe two
lure electric ears will have to go w]10m the people will have no
1 turn and come out the nioro 0r
way. while vehicle traffic At tjie ci0Se of the discussion
io congested by reason of the vote of only seven in opposi-
tracted area of the sec- ljoll lo ,]u, petition was eloquent
lion. From the maps no one can ,0f the feeling of the meeting.
D_... adequate idea of the situ- j The committee in charge of the
ation; the ground must be visited Letter were empowered to take
ie estimate of the de- sucll s(c,ps .^ SOemed to them
I proper and right to secure justice
that a 19land recognition of the commun-
m anc
will 1
the con
get an
to get a trtj	
eision given.
It  was pointed out
foot bench would have to be surdity's interests.
,.  i  :,, petting out of the _
m°Un    the Ash-Oak Street  site: ^ g„rnC(l jn Furnaces al Brussels
the   Victoria
•■a vi'
ee go
le in
hole al
to  the Vic
whereas with equa
impercepbable gfri
from I
,'e.uM be hj.
" ' ance was on
Street   level,
distances an
ule all the way!
areas oi
years to
corge Street to the west
I.  It was shown that
_ ly about 300
eet further by the no grade to
leorge   Si root   (from   Central
■'orl George) than the Third Av-
entrance via Victoria Street
Ash-Oak Street site, which
probability will be the
entrance used.
Again, the question of making
the Lincoln Street grade permanent and of use will be an item
to tin
in a!
The National Swiss of (ieneva
recently published a long letter
from a Swiss who is doing Red
Cross work at Brussels. An extract from the letter says:
"The number of Germans
wounded arriving here is unimaginable. Trains, which we call
cemetery trains, full of piled up
dead soldiers, continue to arrive
from the front. They contain
bundles of dead; that is torn-
bodies tied together to facilitate
transportation. The bodies are
burned promptly in special turn-
aces erected just outside Brussels."
that the German retreat continues along the Yser front. Troops
are being despatched north apparently to prepare against new
attacks by British fleet. Fierce
artillery duel is raging along
Belgian coast between German
land batteries and British warships. Another British war fleet
is reported to have put into
North Sea and is lying off Ostend.
London. — German army on
Belgian coast is feeling very ac-
cutely the terrible effects of
winter weather, disease and
shortage of food. The fine force
with which the Kaiser hoped to
break through to Calais is bitterly disheartened by the serious
disaster it has met. Practically
no winter quarters have been
provided for troops who are exposed to rigors of West Flanders
winter, and their fighting effectiveness is reduced to zero.
London.--Situation in Servia
reported critical. Servian army
withdrawn from Belgrade and
are hoping for Russian reehforce-
ments through Carpathians.
Fighting continues at Lowicz
and Lodz.
London. — The Yser canal is
being cannonaded.
l'etrograd. — Czar going to
battlefront, (lerman prisoners
in Lodz region, frozen hands and
feet, resemble Napoleons troops
back from Moscow.
London.—Twelve British warships have gone to the South
Atlantic in pursuit of (lerman
fleet recently off Chile, now said
to be in Atlantic.
Boulogne. — Fifteen hundred
ilritish officers and men in hospitals here suffering from frozen
feet. Hundreds of these will
lose one or both feet.
Amsterdam.--Two sons of the
Belgian premier are reported
killed at the front.
London, — C. P. R. Steamer
Montreal  arrived   with   25,237
British Columbia to  h   ]   :.    .
Officer British medical corps
reports serious outbreak of
typhoid among Belgian sddiers
and civilians. Thirty new cases
daily. Says outbreak must, be
checked or Belgi m ar iv w .1 bee
wiped out ai d  ;
pie in West     i   lers and Northeastern Franc.' perish.
The failure of the Audacious
to be included in list of hisses is
explained by p irsistent rumors
that the vessel and guns were
salvaged and are und r ivpairs
in Belfast yard after temporary
repairs on the beach.
Milan.— Petrograd despatches
say Russians have bonibardtd
Cracow forts with heavy siege
guns; one of the suburbs is in
Bucharest. — After violent
bombardment and attacks by
Russian troops, Austrians pre-
cipitatly abandoned Czernowitz,
capital of Bukowina, fleeing in
disorder. Russian were enthusiastically welcomed by Ruthenian
and Roumanian people.
There seems to be an impression in some quarters that Germany is stronger in submarines
than Britain and that in a naval
engagement Britain would be at
a disadvantage in this respect.
The British naval annual for 1914
gives the figures of the torpedo
flotillas of Britain and Germany
as follows: Britain - Destroyers
built, 218; building. 20; total,
238, with 12 projected. Torpedo
boats, 70, Submariie boatS —
Built 76; building, 26; o a _.,
Germany—Destroyers built, 142;
building, lo; total, 152; 1 o-
jected. Torpedo boats 17; suii-
marine boats built, 27; , unclin .,
12; total 39. These figures show
that Britain has over double the
number of submarines posessed
by Germany. satub  iv Morning at its Printing
iffice in South Fort George.
One Year in Advance  -   -   - $'! (J?
Six Months in Advance   -   - j.ei
Three Months in Advance    - 1.00
To The United States -   -   - 3.50
No paper stopped until al
1 the l
wages are pan
1 except at
Twelve cants  per line for the firat insertion, and eight
cents per line for each subsequent insertion,
Por Sale, Lost and Found Ads.
per insertion, limited to one inch
Priu.isiiF.ns and Proprietors,
South Fort George, b. u
minimum ennrge BO rents
Other rates furnished on
The Land-Development Question.
branch and subsidiary lines, due to the present financial
stringency. The roads provided for vehicular traffic are,
in parts of the province, of the first order, and many line
wagon-roads are being rapidly built throughout the interior districts. Many more are needed, but considering the
great amount of road-building to be done, progress in
this line is slow.
The main question then which confronts the people of
this district is that mentioned in these columns a week
ago, namely the placing in the hands of desirable, would-
be settlers reliable information regarding the great
agricultural possibilities of this district. The growth of
the Georges has been spectacular, like that of a great
many other western centres. The urban population of
Canada has increased much faster than that of the rural
districts, which have suffered in consequence. Such a
condition could not continue, and the natural result of
such a condition is making itself manifest in the great
Tho nr.licv of the Herald is primarily a constructive one. i desire of thousands of men to get a foot-hold upon the
land. The time is ripe for the careful promotion of col
onization work, and the Herald is desirous of doing all in
its power to assist in the opening up for settlement of the
vast agricultural lands of which we are a centre. These
columns are always open for the discussion of any plans
for mutual betterment, and from time to time an effort
will be made to place before our readers ideas and plans,
the promulgation of which would be for the best interests
of the entire community.
The Station Site
As the date of the hearing on
the Grand Trunk Pacific station
site recedes into the past and becomes a distant unpleasant memory, so in the same proportion as
the days go by does the indignation  and  bitter feeling of the
Jn this clay of awful devastation, when a majority of the
great nations of the world seem bent upon the pursuit of
a policy of destruction - when the annihilation of a regi-
ir nl of soldiers or the destroying of a valuable consign-
mi nt of supplies, or the sinking of a richly laden steamer
is acclaimed as a meritorious achievement, it behooves us
to lay particular stress upon any and all subjects related
to construction and production. The human mind is staggered at the appaling loss of life and property resulting
from the gruesome reign of terror in Europe to-day.
Furthermore, tbe human mind is entirely incapable of
even remotely grasping the situation.
That intricate machine of destruction, a super-dreadnought, ranges majestically over the seas; a hidden
contact-mine is struck, and five hundred or more men and
ten millions of dollars sink beneath the waves into the
oblivion of dissolution. Many times during the war now
raging two thousand men have met death in a single
minor engagement. An eminent statistician,. writing in a people rise that such decisions
recent issue of a reliable journal, by facts and figures Can be given by a Government
shows that it costs upwards of five thousand dollars to kill j body appointed by and for the
a man in battle. That of course takes into consideration People to protect their interests,
all expenses connected with the ghastly tragedy. Think U!ltil a dumb- anffry despair
then of the tremendous forces engaged in the obliteration
of two thousand lives.
You ask, has this anything to do with construction and
production? --it pictures only destruction.    Mark this: It:after an insistent demand that
required the equivalent of the profits of a half million of'the matter should be Lrought
acres of Canada's fertile wheat lands to place that dread- <before the.people "! * b°dy in
,, ,, , ,,     ,   , ,     j, ,,      ....    i mass meeting assembled to pro-
nought upon the seas; and the balance of a full million ;test to the premier of the Do-
acres of those vaunted wheat lands produced only revenue |minion, a meeting was held on
enough to send that comparatively insignificant body of i Thursday night in the Ritts-
Kifer hall on George Street.
The record of this meeting will
be found on other pages of this
issue of the Herald. In addition
to the mass meeting, petitions
have been circulated among the
people, and they have been generously signed and are a plain
precedented growth, is now suffering slightly from a case statement of the feelings of the
majority of our people. These
petitions are addressed to the
Premier at Ottawa and will be
presented in due course with a
full report of a meeting of the
The unanimous feeling is that
i IWCIH5 iu ouu an riir$e$
Useful and OnuuiiontalGSs^SS
Eastman Kodaks, Gramophones - Records.
s, Medicines, Prescriptions.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaceds, at Wholesale and Retail
Stationery, Magazines  Newspapers, Confec S„bS
Toilet Articles. '     l
Fort George Drug Co^m
UkUi tern. SMlhFMCenie.   ::   C.ew Sir*, fcij^
Contractors & Builders
Gat Our Estimates Free of Charge
"        Job Work Neatly ,„d Vnmnh. ExccuM
Phone 26
takes posession  of    the great
majority of the citizens of this
After  due  deliberation,   and
two thousand men to death
It seems incomprehensible that such things can actually
happen. Creative evolution seems set aside in the face of
such wholesale destruction. Yet, in spite of all, rehabilitation has already commenced and the forces of war must
eventually give way to the immutable forces of reconstruction.   Canada, after passing through an era of un-
of arrested development. Too great optimism and over
confidence have brought about conditions in the newer
sections of the country which have resulted in the cessation of wild-cat promotion schemes and the harmful
exploitation of business enterprises, which, when treated
conservatively, would have been profitable and legitimate
undertakings.   However, the old adage "It's an ill wind'a £''eat iniustice has been done.
that blows no one good" holds doubly true when the ITh* iDe°r!le bave bee" .T*?.'
„ • ,. , ., ,. . n , . J .. , m, and that by the very officials who
agricultural situation in Canada is   considered.     The
harvesters of the past season's crops have reaped large
profits, and the increasing demand for foodstuffs of all
kinds is bringing about the commencement of an earnest
"Back-to-the-Land" movement, which will have as its
result the beginning of an era of agricultural and industrial progress hitherto undreamed of by even the most
optimistic - which progress must inevitably place Canada
in the forefront of the world's great nations.
All things spring from the soil, and the productivity of
the soil provides the base upon which all industries must
be founded, with the exception, of course, of the comparatively negligible harvesting of the wealth of the seas.
Healthy and rapid industrial growth therefore depends
greatly upon matters of legislation and the proper association of the intermingling factors of a country's various
pursuits.   Without those great common-carriers, the railroad trains and steamships,   the grain of the prairies
would rot in the fields.   Therefore adequate transportation facilities are a first consideration.   In the outlying
districts, whence comes much of  the wealth  of field,
forest and mine--where railroad construction must necessarily be slow, - a system of good roads, well kept up,
fern  !mary imP°rtance-   Where large areas of virgin,
raie tarm-lands await the settler, the co-operation of
Wu. g0,vernment wi*  the  various  local publicity
development impr°VemCntaSencies tends t0Wards raPid
mi       ,
wo4oSK ha'comme»ted frequently upon the fine
U°n facil,tles ^rded by the three transconti-
are sworn to see that they have
their rights. Even those who
have been benefited by the decision are not backward in stating that the decision in the face
of the evidence submitted and in
the light of all fairness is a travesty and does not do either the
Government or the Railway Commission any justice, but holds
them up to censure and loss of
confidence of the electorate,
which, without doubt, will be
heard from in no uncertain manner, judging from the statements
and expressions of public indignation heard on every hand.
If it were the minority of our
people who felt this way, we
would have no excuse for our
protest, as it is a fundamental
right of the anglo-saxon race
that the greater number must
rule; -but when the overwhelming majority is against the decision ana in favor of George
Street as the station site, then it
is our right to know why we are
not considered, why we are
ignored, and why interests of
those who are not even residents
of the district — who have no
proper right to dictate in the
matter (being speculatars and
townsite promoters only) - are
favored as against actual residents who shall use the station
and who have borne the burden
of developing this great centre.
As one of our readers has well
said, South Ft. George and Prince
George are towns that have naturally grown out of a movement
or evolution from nothing to
something simply by the force
of their own will and destiny.
Central Fort George, which the
decision was made to favor, is a
town that was created only by
forced draft, by the unlimited
expenditure of money. It came
into being by the dictates and
selling prices of one man's advertising propaganda, and is not
natural. The result is that it is
gradually receding as a factor of
importance in the community of
Georges. Its people have hung
on as long as they could. They
were induced in the first place
by promises, by advertising, by
prospects of rosy hue, and have
learned to their bitter sorrow
that the contrary has overtaken
them. It is natural they should
wish to be saved; but this should
not be at the expense of the
greater number and the later developments, especially as such a
saving will only plunge the
whole area into much the same
condition and put us all back
years in development, if in fact
we ever can recover from such a
Already one thing after another in the line of error — fail-
of our Government to lend a
helping hand; the world war;
the financial depression — has
stopped and delayed progress;
why then throw in this unnecessary brake and set the people of
the district at each other's
throats and against the Government by a decision which only
makes it harder for the business
men and the people in general to
live and to overcome natural
We cannot help putting ourselves most unequivocally on the
side of the greater number in
their indignation against the
Railway Commission to whom
they appealed with every right
to be heard and to be fairly dealt
with. The Herald is a people's
paper; it is for the people, first,
last and all the time and has no
personal ends to meet. It is the
voice of the people, expressing
their feelings, their wishes and
not its own. We must continue
the fight for right to the end
They had just become engaged.
What joy it will   be, she exclaimed,
tor me to share all your eric, and
sorrows !
But darling, he protested, I have none,
No, she answered, but when we are
married you will have.
Nothing warms up the congregation
like cold ?ucto from the pulpit?
A Point to
1 EXPERIENCE proves that tho
best way to build up a business
is by keeping yourself well-posted
before the public. To accomplish
thi*, you must li/ive GOOD
1 It is not sufficient to have your
Ad. printed — it must be read as
well. A thousand circulars will
do much if properly and regularly
distributed amongst your customers.
1 Why not avail yourself of the resources of a house which will lift
you out of the rut uf ordinary
tradesmen, and place you in a
business commanding position '!
1   It
is an actual fact that we can
enable you fo command remunerative orders. Phone !), or call al
our oflice on Fourth Street,
Fort George Herald
Sonth Fort George
Prince George, B. C.
The Fire Wardens have ordered all chimneys cleaned and kept clean.
See H. W. WYATT, at the Ladies' and Gent's Shoe Cleaning 1 Br or,
on Hamilton, near Third Street.   He will do the, work to your enu •
Phone 63 satisfaction.
Phone 63
Corner Hamilton «_ Third
South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.80 and $3
Bent of win™,
I.lejuurH and clgara
Albert Johnson, ««"
V- We Arc Introducing
American Silk
American Cashmere
American Cotton-Lisle
nwhave stood the test.   Give
rl1^     „',efort    No seams to rip.
f,:t ::'"te or baggy:    The
fheaVpe is knit in-not pressed In.
^superiority of material   and
sly ',„•', 'hip.   Absolulelg stainless.
^^"r 6 months without holes,
or new
to every
reticy or
tising tr,
send pos
tee, bad
company    ^—^^—-j^——^^^—
3 Pairs of our 75c value
American Silk Hosiery,
..      4 Pairs of our 50c. value
0       American Cashmere Hosiery,
..      4 Pairs of our 50c. value
American Cotton-Lisle Hos y
or      6 Pairs of Children's Hosiery
f.|ve the color, size, and whether
Ladies'or Gent's hosiery is desired.
DON'T DELAY - Offer expires
whon'a dealer in your locality is
V, 0.. Box 244
dos free.
„. sending us $100 in cur-
oostal note, to cover adver-
,1 shipping charges, we will
t-paid, with written guaran-
ted by a live
. cither
million dollar
The war power of the British
purse was impressively exhibited
when men stood in line in London to take up the unprecedented new loan of $1,750,000,000;
when one house subscribed to
$500,000,000, and when the entire sum was subscribed without practically
waiting for the "provinces"
which  are
dome Upital
Great Britain has financed her
own national debt and also her
own public utilities, and then
loaned thousands of millions all
over the world. On the other
hand Canada has had  to borrow
all its national, pro-
,^-^^^__ (vincial and municipal debts from
however,   to  have;England,   while   the mortgage
their allotment.    According to;funds  and other moneys came
reliable figures,   the  loan  was; from the
oversubscribed to the extent of
$3,500,000,000. This recital will
be scanned with especial interest
in Berlin, where a smaller loan
at higher interest was taken
promptly, but at the expense of
savings-bank hoards and foreign
mercantile accounts.
Willingly borne as it is, the j country. It was the duty of the
new war burden is heavy. Con- j banks to so conserve matters
sols once bore interest at 2 1-2[that confidence in Canadian fin-
We talk much aboat our duty
to our children, we attend meetings for the discussion of eugenics and health problems and edu- j
cation of the young, and sometimes we miss quite important;
ideas that bear on the everyday
life of the future generation.
Have we ever really considered
what it would mean if we were j
to use all our influence in our,
day to force the people of Can-
ada to buy home products, to
same source,  was the
summing up of Mr. J, W. Fla-      ___________
velle before the Canada Club at I concentrate all our efforts on the
Montreal. Last year she had to-^eve'°Pment °t our own trade,
pay 27,000,000 pounds sterling in;not expecting to benefit ourselves
interest alone, and probably this1 immediately, but to ultimately
year, between the balance 0f benefitthe country at large?
trade and interest there would i Are we unselfish enough to
be $300,000,000 going out of theifoi'ego many  things at present,
eastern tanaaa ana nome visitors
NOTICE is hereby given that a Court
of Revision, for hearing complaints
against the assessment made by
the interim assessor for the proposed
Municipality of Fort George will be
held at the Oovernment Offices, South
Fori George, on Thursday, the 17tn day
of December, 1914, at 10 o'clock, fore-
°00"'       ll. F. M. PERKINS,
Interim Assessor.
Sot th Fort George,
Dated Nov. 10th, 1914.
4t-Dec. 6th
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
Hamilton Avenne
It's the
It's  thej
It's the
It's tht
It's the
Fresh Eastern OysterB
Hum and Eggs
Meat Specials
Haked Spuds
It's the Pure Maple Syrup
It's the Honey in comb
It's the Pie Crust
It's the Service
It's the Best in the City
Motto : Quality and Service
per cent, subject to income tax,
The new bonds, with discount
and maturity percentages, yield
4 per cent.
For the last full financial year
Great Britain set aside 584,720,-
000 for debt interest and $37,-
780,000 for principal, a total
carrying cost  of $122,500,000.
ances would remain unshaken,
and then she would be able to
discharge her obligations,
There was a disposition to
criticise the banks, and Mr. Fla-
velle admitted that at times they
seemed unreasonable, but on the
whole he thought they had hon-
I orably performed a great service
To interest alone the new bonds to the country,
add $65,250,000, Not less than! There was an impression that
the same sum must be issued; the banks had plenty of money
next year if the war continues, j and only refused loans on good
Probably the Government would! security from a desire to be nas-
not meet the entire issue at ma- j ty. But the banks had not only
turity; but if the sinking fund j to examine the soundness of the
were increased only to 850,OoO,-1 security, but also to assure them-
000, the end of an eighteen'selves of the regularity of repay-
month's war might find the j ment when they took money
country saddled with a debt- j from general use and loaned it
carrying charge of 8265,000.000 J for individual use.   He argued
From points Edmonton & East
Daily During December.   Liberal Stop-Overs.   Free Side-Trips.
En Route See
Duluth, St. Paul, Minneapolis,   Chicago,   Detroit,
London, Hamilton, Niagara Falls,
and Toronto.
Tourist and Standard Sleepers, with electric lights in both upper and
lower berths, daily between Edmonton, Saskatoon, and Winnipeg.
Dining car service equipment and railroad unexcelled.
a  year,   almost  830  for every
Neither in Great Britain nor in
that the chief anxiety this year
would not be commercial but financial.   We had to  face the
Fori Geo™, li.O. Victoria. B.C.
_ P, Burden. Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
N ,w,n, H.C.. A. II. Green. Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gril Eajinters, Domiajaa 1B. C. Lul Sonym
Su rv .'not Land. Mince, Townelte. Timber
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hoi and Cold Water Baths    BT
F. C. BURCH       -      -        Proprietor
France or Germany is it possible' problem of living on what we
to curtail domestic public expense \ had unless we could re-establish
greatly, There is but one cost [borrowings, At the moment
item that can be cut to lighten! practically no money was thus
taxation. The military budget coming into Canada, where for!
of Great Britain before the war years past it had been coming in
was close to 8365,000,000— a!at the rate of 830,000,000 a
million a day. Only by sharp j month, and if this cessation con-
decrease of war expenditure can ] tinued, it would mean very anx-
the new burdens of debt rest en- ious times for bankers as well as
durably upon industry. This is merchants and manufacturers,
why the war must be fought to', "In the past we have come by
| a finish, No belligerent nation our money easily; we have pros-
cares to face its new debt in ad- pered with a minimum of effort
dition to the ever-mounting other than energy. If some have
present cost of competitive mil-; lost, let us pay up without whin-
itarism. Without partial disar-1 ing. There is grave danger of a
mament, peace will not be peace. ;mean spirit getting abroad, and
 , that we shall think of our incon-
The washing of the towels and dust-! venience and trouble. Instead
ers used in the London public schools! of blaming ourselves, we are too
requires an ennual expenditure of $19,-, apt to blame the banks, the gov-
000. ernment, or someone else.   It is
hard to see your savings go, but
the world will go on just the
sagne, and the discipline may be
good for the country in the long
run, and we must not show ourselves poor losers. We must
play the part if men, confronted
... i   •    i
Latest "War News"
Passed by "the Censor.
Br'tUh Columbia  land  Surveyor
Ijueil Agont      Timlier Cruiser
"k CORE & McGRKGOR. Limited
HcGr cgor Building, Third Street, SOUTH
The Germans have taken Pil-
sener and are now surrounding
Delicatessen, where the wurst is jas we are with conditions which
expected. The Belgian Hares! are not temporary
have had a falling out with the
Welsh Rarebits and the Swiss
| Cheese is shot full of holes. This
will make the Irish stew and the
English mustard hot; and if the
Russian Cavier sees the French
pastry, it may start a Swiss
movement watch. The Spanish
onions are, strong for a mixtip, ■
and if the Home Preserves are Henry Savage Lander, who
called out and spread over the j ha8 recently returned to London
German Noodles, they may; from an official mission to Belgi-
Ketchup with the Navy Beans, !um, says: "In the course of my
thereby causing an uprising of work I was several tunes within
the   Brussells Sprouts. - Mein j the German  lines,
period of readjustment
that will tax all our best qualities
for a year or more to come. Instead of scolding we must apply
the remedy, and that is; produce
more and spend less."
Russians Fine Soldiers
Prince George
Builders Co. Ltd.
woom house, Seventh Street, Soutii
ro"G°°rge-;$10.00 per month.
Howes will he built to suit pur-
Mi• '•" '!',' LuU 14-1B> Block 293,
"'us Portion, I'rince GeOrgO.-
wish ami le—^^^^^^^m
inns urranjred.
.nor Particulars apply ;
J WILSON, Mgr., Corner Laselle & Seventh
I also been
-'' prisoners
Church of England
German soldiers is very poor and
does   not   compare with    the
physique of the Belgians, French
        - ,. English    It is still further
Holy Communion 1st and 8rd|°el(jW that of the Russians whom
elm,W''V'° you f°ocl cvory  tramp thnt
toi J°„ .?ng? They nover iio nnywork
lunusf',!.!''"1 his wlfc- "but it ia quite
meal without
wtion to ir.e to see a man eat a
linding fault with the
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
and  sermon
I consider
in Europe.
To mend a macintosh,
some shreds of pure india-rubbe
in naphtha.  Apply a httle of
,      this Paste to the edges of the
Rev. A. C. Justice,    f»"J«j|^™ ',,,nw them  together and
Services,:    11 a. m, md   7.JU
p. m. Gospel service
mend it quite neatly
niacin tosh
Evening ^^^^^^^
Presbyterian  Church
-    "    "ce,
or put up with much that is not
up to the standard we desire, in
order to make it possible for our
children to some day get the
best things in the everyday
course of events?
If we set out to buy consistently only in Canada, we have to
face the problem of inferiority
in many goods, inferiority sometimes of material and sometimes
of design. We do not wish to
depreciate our country's produc
tions, but there is no use denying the fact that much is bought
in other countries simply because
the material used in the manufactures is decidedly superior
to the material used in similar
things on this side.
Of course this is true of many
other countries, otherwise there
would be no international commerce, and some one place must
always have its specialty; but
realizing the proportion of imports to the proportion of exports
as shown by Mr. Wardleworth in
his recent speech before the
Montreal Housewives' league, we
must feel that it is "up to us"
as the purchasers of the nation
I to correct this state of things.
Now there is the unchangeable
law that the "demand creates
the supply", and "what the public wants, the public very often
gets", so what we have to do is
to ask and ask and refuse to buy
until we get what we want.
Every great movement towards
good of any kind has its transition period, and the people who 1
live through this stage do not;
always come in for the highest
benefits of the movement.
It is so with our "Made in
Canada" movement.
For instance, we may miss the
beautiful gowns from the other
side; we may miss the artistic
colorings, but surely there are
hundreds of clever men and
women who could, and do produce wonderful effects, and would
continue to do so if they knew
that they could depend on a regular market for their work.
There is a1 It is imposible to go into the
ahead ' many deta>'s connected with this
patriotic movement, and we have
purposely given one of the
women's chief arguments against
it, namely, that the standard of
some Canadian goods is not up
to what they want. But allowing
for that fact, we must still stand
by our country, demanding the
highest till we get it, and there
will be many surprises among
some people, for it is known that
a great many firms would be only
too happy to manufacture certain
things if they knew that they
could count on regular customers,
It is not always the right people
who get the blame, and we might
just examine ourselves, and see
if we have properly understood
our own responsibility in the
matter, and then work to make
amends heart and soul by agitating to obtain what we want from
our own country, and from nowhere else.
Montreal Slur.
Travel via the
Our AgenLs will he pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District Passenger Atront,
Winniliejf, Ma1-,
Coal Wood
Windows, Doors, Shingles, Building Papers,
Wall Boards, Ready Roofings.
Bone Dry Lumber       Coast Flooring & Finish
tl our own muofaclcte Cot our Estimates on your Building
Phone 1
Prince George
m*        C. McElroy. Manager        *^
Soull Fort George
Danforth & Mclnnis,
for COAL or WOOD
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
W. F. COOKE, Pres.
RUSSELL PEDEN, Vicel'rei. G. E. McLAUGHLIN, Secrelur
and I have
among many Herman
The physique of the
the hardiest soldiers j
| place a
"Sabbath School mcetsat2P.n». Icement has hardened.
them till thc
This will
Ha. m.-The Minister.
7.30 p. m,—The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Mmistei.
To clean a
raw potato in
marks with it.
cut a
slices and rub the
Friend-I suppose lho baby is fond
of you?
^sVakfallteuBt to enjoy mv
Some men are better satisfied with
failure than others are with success.
Fond ot in.'!   Why, ta tleew
not  at  home,   anil
.f g\
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;   |   J2S
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
88    Fort George and South Fort George.
Phone SS
Fort George Undertaking Co.
Stock of Caskets and Shipping Casi       ways on
hand.   Out-of town calls promptly attended to.
Phone Sandiford 23.
H.   WAPSHOW,   Licensed   Embalmer,   Manager. I
FOP, Sll
i:   '■    ii
America i
I'I.   le
:ialist parly in tl
^^^^^^^^^^^^ ales,
ll should i, • ■ ■ lho Brooklyn
Euglo. lee' foil! ■:' n IIwl Ihis party
is iii full touch nm\ willi llie socialists of llii' I'oiitiiKMit, nml is in a
position lo insure n representative
gathering at this congress.
The Socialist.-
eral- have '2.11 i
in the French i
They hav.' 1 I!) i
Iria'- lower Inm
mil of 18(1 in i!
Kcprcscntativi -.
have llie largest
Reichstiig, 110 i
cd in i!U2, i.-r,
i.li   lie' -
111     eef     HOT
5  in Alts-
liave -11
House of
l. yj x j. v ±_i .
4      X       *      *      *
ieg to inform the public that wo havo do-
to  give   SPECIAL   WINTER   RATES for
y ami monthly patrons.   They arc as follows:
Board ancl Room per week   - -   $10.50
,,      ,,      ,,       month - -    45.00
Board only, per month  -    - -    35.00
Room only, per month   -    - $10 to $15
Meal Tickets, each  -    -    - -    $9.00
Hotel Northern,
A, Johnson, Prop. South Fort George, B. C.
Local News.
flu' Sunshine Society mel with
In (lcrniany Ihey  Mrs. Hughes on  Thursday  of ihis
nglc block in the week and adopted a Constitution
of f.17, and poll- and By-Laws.   The ladies are filled
vuli- out of I with enthusiasm and mean to devote
a total of 12, .150,026 in the empire. I
Such a party, considering that   it
i< tlic victim in monarehial lands of
suppressive governmental  methods
and  the' victim  of almost  ahsur'
electoral systems  mny
lee have made  a  great
representing the  n
there  attention
of the district   b
ami civic way.
to  I
illi m a cup
Thev voted to
n  dance on   Wednesday   evening,
,. . ,     , .     December Hith, in the Fort George
finrlv claim ,       ' , .
-Iini'iiii" ns   1 hentre, tor the benent oi tne Fire
;i... of men who Department.   The club would  be
labor with their bands.   It  must glad to have all assist  in every way
have a vast influence on war settle-: possible to make this effort successful.  This is an issue in which every
infills.    It   is  true  that   both  the
Fivnch   Soi'i;di-t-   anil the (ierinan ,    j^^b^^^^^^^^^^^^™^^—
Socialists yielded  In the   national Person in the town is vitally mterest-
senliiiient, and  at   least  condoned ed and  should   receive the  hearty
war making.    But it is equally true support of ail.
thai the trend of thought of social- ♦   *   *   *   *
i-i in every  European  country   is
against war and for the sentiment     Captain  and   Mrs.  Foster enter-
I tained  a  few   friends at  cards on
Socialist  Congress will j Wednesday evening, at their home
In' well worth watching.   It may be on g^ g(,reet
able to do something to shorten the j
n the
idler SIC
e.i' nnil i lest met K m
of .the Atlantic.
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Come and give us a call.
Mrs.R.C.S.Randall gave a Bridge
Party on Wednesday afternoon in
honor of the ladies at the Cache,
many of whom ure leaving for the
winter. Prizes were won by Mrs.
Fetter, Mr. Ewart of the Cache,
and Miss Lynch, of Ottawa.
Hot Meals for Weary Soldiers
The 1 raveling kitchen has for
years been tried and approved in Ibe
French, Russian, and German armies, and is now being used  by each
.,        „, of these armies  in  the  field.   The
et tei nient i ,
•, M  j English (ie d kitchen is a two-horse
antaoiel    n
limbered vehicle. It cooks for 250
men, allowing 10 quarts of hot food
for every 12 men. Tbe rear part of
the wagon contains a fire and four
cooking pots in addition to a hot
water boiler. Groceries, too, are
carried. The only drawback to
these cooking carts is that tbey materially increase the length of the
baggage columns, and as an army
corps with its baggage takes up 17
miles of road, this is a serious objection. But the traveling kitchens
have proved their value. They enable a soldier to have a hot meal on
reaching his bivouac. In earlier
wars men preferred to sleep rather
than wait for food which had to be
prepared at the end of a long march.
There are instances on record where
officers had the greatest difficulty in
arousing their men and inducing
them to eat after they had gone
into bivouac to sleep.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
the da
Wardens call attention to
nf lire from dirty chimneys.
Mr. and Mrs. Law and Family at
the Cache are leaving for Edmonton
■ for the winter.
Mrs. Wemple left on Sunday for
a visit with relatives in the east,
visiting Buffalo, Toronto, and Winnipeg.
Mrs. Carlton and child left for
j the Stales to remain through the
cold weather.
Mr. and Mrs. Fetters  will spend
Recently, a very bud lire wus narrowly
averted  by  prompt   work  of the Fire
Department.   The season is at hand
when all possible care must be taken
by house owners and tenants. Arrange- the winter months, as  is their cus-
ments   have   been   with  experienced torn, in travel both   in  the  United
cleaners to see to the work and report  States and Canada,
if not attended to. *****
By Order Fire Wandenp.
Specimens mounted true to
life. Came Heads and Fur
Rugs a speciality. Standard
methods.  Terms reasonable
W. D. Wandling,
3rd Avenue, Prince George, B. C.
Mrs. Lazier returned from a visit
in Winnipeg, Dr. Lazier meeting
her in Edmonton where tbey spent
the week visiting the Dr's brother.
Fire Department Benefit.
The Ladiei
have taken ii
dance in aid
take   place
of the Sunshine Club
band the giving of a
if the Fire Fund, to
Wednesday   Evening.
Classified Advertisements.
December 10th, at the Fort George
Theatre, on Hamilton Avenue. Mr.
I Mel. Brown has generously donated
the use of the   Theatre   and   lights,
refreshments will be served di
ated by the merchants and ladi
FOR SALE.—The Fort George Drug | and refreshments Will be served don
Co., Ltd., has a splendid second-hand
but in line condition, Heintzman Upright ^^^^^^^^^^^mm^^
Piano, for sale.   Enquire at their store j lt is hoped that a  large attendance
in Soutii Fort George or Prince George, j wi|l| |n,lk(. (1|(.   ,„,,_,,.„ j !M,,,„^    A |
WANTED. - Orders   for  Printing of Sood tilm' '" acldition to doing good
every description — Herald, Phone il.    i for  the  town   is  promised   to all.
" ' j    The recent unprecedented success
LOST —From A. W. Harvey's Camp at     ,. ,.     q„   ., •,     ,.,,,)  ,   •„.  ,,._„„„„
Bobtail Lake, one  Dark Brown Horse,  ol ll"' Sunshine ( lull being evidence
twelve and a half hands high, branded of what that organization can do.
on left shoulder V op-side-down with V I
up-slde-down inside, direct underneath *****
L. V. V. up-side-down.   Anyone finding | ,,    .        ...
thiB horse please notify I. A. White, at! HoCKey   v IllO.
Test of Adversity.
We read the following in an
Eastern exchange :
It takes adversity to test the
mettle of a b.ave people. The British nation never gets fully roused
till it knows there is some national
calamity just across the road. In
this business of keeping industrial
and commercial calamity out of
Canada, every Canadian is getting
his war blood to boiling point. If
we can't shoulder rifles at the front,
we can make every dollar we spend I
for goods in Canada a national bid- j
let for keeping out the calamity of
hard times. This kind of lighting
needs no drill. It entails no sacrifice. If means just enthusiastic
common sense in the greatest cause
ever faced by the Canadian people.
There is an opposite side to this.
The Colonist bus been told of the
case of a man, who has a comfortable banking account, and a few
dnys ago employed a mechanic to
do some work for him. When the
work was done, he declined to pay
for it. giving as a reason that "many
people were not paying their bills,
and I can sec no reason why 1
should/' The man who can pay
his hills and will not do so is an
enemy to tlie community. A rner-.
chant, a few days ago, discussing!
this subject, said: "If we would
all do what we can to help each
other, paying promptly when we
can, and forebearing to press those
who would pay if tbey bad the
money we would get along all right."
Patriotism consists not only of fighting abroad, but also in doing our
duty to our neighbor at home.
up in me ..arpairuan mountains in eastern Austria, wliere
rise the great Vistula to flow into
the Baltic and the Dneister, to
flow into the Black Sea, is the
key to the situation so far as
Russia is mainly concerned in this
struggle of the nations of Europe,
For the region to the east of
the Carpathians, the crown land
provinces of Galicia and Bukovina
is the region that the Great Bear
of the North has his eye on as
his reward for the war, the region
toward which his paw is even
now reaching, which when it is
once within his grasp, he will
sweep into the realm of the Czar.
The veil of secrecy yet conceals
the condition of Austria's army,
but a despatch from Rome emphasizes the statement that the
forces of Francis Joseph are demoralized and that Russia met
little resistence and found an
openly friendly populace when it
marched into Galicia.
And well might the people be
friendly to Russia, It is a case
again of blood being thicker than
water, of consanguinity deciding
the question of affiliation. The
8,000,000 inhabitants of Galicia
are Poles and Ruthenians. In
the two provinces the bulk of the
population belongs to the Creek
Orthodox church, a further bond
of attachment to the Czar's land.
These are among the reasons
why the Russians found such
easy going when they invaded
the country. These are the reasons why the humblest peasant
was proud to lead the Russians,
to point out the hiefden trenches
of the Austrians. These are the
reasons why secret signals have
been given to the Russians; why
a man, bearing a banner in a
religious procession, so moved
the staff that the burnished brass
of its tip, glistening in the sun,
flashed a message to the watching
Russians. This explains the boy,
whom an Austrian found high up
in a tree, heliographing a message to the invaders with a bit
of bright tin.
They used to say the Carpathians were impregnable. By their
invasion through the Uzsok pass
the Russians have disproved this
tradition. Northward into Silesia
their plans doubtless lead them,
whence they hope to invade
Germany and march on to Berlin
by the most direct route. This
week's developments show that
from this time increasing pressure will le brought to bear on
Cermany's east.
But the prize in all this for
Russia will be the two provinces
of Austria east of the Carpathian
mountains, lands that long have
seemed a natural part of Russia
by reason of the national division
of the people.
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Big Store, Saturday,
and All Next Week.
Black Mackinaw Coats, all wool and Waterproof
Regular Sellers at 7.50 for -
Hewson Tweed Pants, tougli as nails and all wool
Regular up to 5.50 values for only   '.     g3
Heavy, all-wool, Grey Books, Reg. 50c, liowSpaim forji'oo
Seasonable Rubber Goods.
Child's Cardigans—a rubber with heavy worsted siocl-i
tached, just the thing for ibe snow - Prices \:_.\^t "n
Men's Manitoba., your choice of a .-buckle oversl
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Madam Housewife!
Read these Money - Savers from our
Grocery Department.
Fine Dry Onions, 7 pounds for - - . . .,-,
Imported Spanish Onions, great, large, round ones, 3lbs, 23c
Oail-Borden Brand Reindeer Milk,
2 tins fur 35c, G tins for 81.00
Lyles Golden Syrup, '_' lb. tin, a regular 25c seller for -  20.
t, -I lb. tin, a regular 45c Beller for -  :',:„■
Slierritt's-1 oz. Extracts, Vanilla or Lemon, reg. 10c foi DlJc
Hotel size Cream, St. Charles or Canada First Brand, tin20c
Pumpkin, the large . lb, tin, just the tiling for pies, 2for2oc
Quaker Brand Tomatoes, Special for the week onlv tin lou
Hunts Celebrated California Fruits, large tins, our price 10c
We deliver .every afternoon to Prince George,
if you cannot do your marketing personally, 'phone
in your order and it will receive the most careful
attention at our hands.
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Limited. Limited.
Corner Fourth and Hamilton - South Fort George, B. C,
On American Plan. Rates on Application,
Bright and comfortable  rooms  and
suites at the Empress.
Peace and War.
Suuih l-'on George.
■ Tl,(
meeting  ol
'cam is
,     ,- -ere wns lost on Tucudav or  11    i
W^layMUl'ia week, in one o7 the H° * J
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rf^^^aSSS-L    KobaiTs    i,
mane „f Ooru   Finder m. I George,   Playera wishing to register
thu utlior,
members of the
ailed for Monday
th, at  8 o'clock,
otel,   Soiitli   Fort
....  -,.  eemue uf Gold.   Finder^re-jGeorgi
tiirnin g  tej  ilerald  Office  will receive  oil tin
reward eef $6.00.   .Ins. K ichaidsun, of        ,
Willow Kiver, ia the owner.  '
Sunday  E
nter-City League, must re
 Bort at this meeting.
Vehtng  .{sl ' .".,Wi,a f"""d, ~
"  '      '.hVs.,,"i _.rldBe'!   ^ever try t0 dictate l0 a woman-
,y?l?,u .h.throi  	
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Streets ut u
IA through unless she's your stenographer.
' '?e Rink, |
A nu
'""• AlbCm!},"' .'" I i.,Ai n'rU" VH.alway8 expecting his friends
enses, * Prol'«ty,, £ 'Jo fur hun what they expect him to
do for them.
Writing from the front, a second
lieutenant states that the Germans must
be an undisciplined crew. They loot all
the wine and get blind drunk. The
other day we missed 500 of them by
two hours. They were all half-drunk,
but got away in the woods. I heard a
lovely yarn. Sume of our people cap-
tured some Germans, and in the night
one got away. They were very fed-up
about, this, but next day he came back
with eleven of his pals, whom he had
persuaded to desert and come back with
him. In view of several similar incidents I have seen I am inclined to believe this is true.
Why is it that peace seems still
so far off—in spite of I'eaee Societies
and in spite of the battles which are
being fought every day in Europe?
Probably one of the reasons is that
all those people who have been
killed in war do not have a vote.
Think of all the countless soldiers
and innocents who have had the
experience and paid for it with their
lives ! If they could be brought back
again, what a great and overwhelming pica they would make in favour
of peace I Think of how, before this
vast host, the small minority fades,
whose lust for glory leads them to
the murder of so many of their
fellow beings !
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE  GEORGK.  II. C.
L. B. WALKER, General Agent.
Are you aware that the "Tale of Two
Brothers," written 3,200 years ago by
the Theban scribe Ennama, librarian of
the palace to Kin < Merenptah, the supposed Pharaoh of the Exodus, is the
oldest work of fiction extant ?
The tale was written apparently for
the entertainment of the Crown I'rince
who subsequently reigned as Seti II.
His name appears in two places on the
manuscript • probably the only surviving
autograph signatures of an Egyptian
This piece of antique fiction, written
on lt) sheets of papyrus in a bold hieratic hand, was purchased in Italy by
Mmnc. d'Orbincy, who sold it in mil ta
the authorities of the British Museum,
where it is now knowii as the d'Orbincy
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THIRD STREET, (next fo Victoria Hotel) SOUTII FORT GEORGE^
What Tsing Tau was to Germany
The loss of Tsing Tau involves
the surrender of Germany's protectorate in China and is a severe
blow to her. The importance of
the district was not due to its
territorial dimensions, for, including the splendid, spacious
harbor of Kiao Chau, its area
does not exceed four hundred
square miles, but to the fact that
it was the seat of (lerman power
and prestige in the Far East,
the centrepot of her Oriental
trade, and, commanding the rich
Shangtung position, it was the
base of what influence she w
succeeded in building up throughout China.   She had expended
Huge sum in deloping the distric
and the surrounding country,
and to ensure security had maw
the port and harbor one o 1 tw
most strongly fortified positions
in the world.
of  thought  carry
Many  trains
A thoughtless man
he hurries.
loses ti"
o wlic"
n-obal.Iy looking
Columbus wus pr'""''".* '""^ikiiown
a place where hay lever was
when he dincoved America.


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