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 VOL. 5, NO. 47.
PRINCE GEORGE. BRITISH COLUMBIA,  FRIDAY. JULY 23, 1915.
Price Five Cents
REHEARING OF STATION QUESTION PROBABLE SWAMP RIVER GOLD STRIKE LOOKS GENUINE
From information' received in j Street, this committee to be com-
the city today from Ottawa, it is posed of the city solicitor, one
highly probable that a re-hearing
of the whole station site matter
will be granted by the Railway
Commi ssion.
Now that Prince George is the
only factor to be considered in
the case, the interests of South
Fort George and Fort (leorge
having been eliminated by this
city's incorporation, it is felt
that the location can be decided
without the entrance of so many
conflicting interests.
Prince George citizens will be
pleased to have the commission
consider the matter on its merits
alone, as it effects Prince George
and have no doubt that the final
decision will be in the best interests of the city as a whole,
Mass Meeting Unanimous
For George Street Site
alderman, and one representative
to be chosen by the committee of
ten.
The committee of ten selected
was composed of W. F. Cooke,
chairman ; Thos. Porter, F. B.
Hood, J. T. Armstrong, Barney
Keegan, J. Rush, J. G. Quinn.
Gordon Bain, ti. W. Mason, and
J. B. Daniell.
Lord Brassey, the Famous British Authority on Naval Affairs.
Council Agrees to Send
Delegation to Ottawa
The mass meeting postponed
from Thursday to Monday evening in the Ritts-Kifer Hall, was
attended by about three-hundred
citizens. The object of the meeting, as previously announced, was
to get an expression of opinion
from the citizens on the station
site question, and if unanimous,
to wire the Ottawa authorities to
press for its immediate construction.
Mr. P. E. Wilson in opening
the meeting, drew attention to
the existing conditions in Prince
Qeorge-the advance of the city
had been retarded, confidence in
the future of this place had been
alienated, and this, added to the
world-wide financial stringency
was having a serious effect on
local business. As a citizen and
public man he believed the best
interests of the city would be
served if the people would unanimously approve the Grand Trunk
Pacific Company's plans for the
depot at the foot of George
Street. If Prince George was
ever to attain the growth and
prominence we all agreed were
her's by right, it must be attained by the combined effort of the
railway company and the people.
Other speakers, including W.
F. Cooke, J. T. Armstrong, P.
B. Hood, and Dr. Lazier, all
agreed with the opening remarks
of the chairman, citing several
instances in the case of other
less promising places where the
railway and civic authorities by
combined effort had built up
towns and cities.
The chairman asked to hear
from parties representing both
sides of the station site dispute.
There were evidently no opponents of the George Street site
willing to advance any arguments
against the evident strong sentiment. The chairman then read
the following resolution which
was carried unanimously by a
standing vote:
"We, the citizens of Prince
George, in a mass meeting
here assembled, hereby resolve that we request the city
council to send the city solicitor and, if deemed advisable
by them, one of their number
and one man, to be selected
by a committee of ten to be
appointed at this meeting,
and the three men to act as
city representatives for the
purpose of appearing before
the railway commission, demanding of them that a station be immediately built at
the foot of George Street and
that the said committee of
ten be authorized to appear
before the city council to lay
our views before them and
secure the carrying out of
this resolution."
A committee of ten was chosen
from  the assemblage to  wait
upon the city council to ask that
a deputatation be sent to Ottawa
to confer with the authorities in
regard to the immediate construction of the station at George
A special meeting of the city council, called to receive a deputation of
ton citizens appointed from Monday
evening's mass meeting, was held on
Tuesday evening.
A resolution, introduced by Alderman Parks, that the council accede
to the wishes of the citizens as expressed in the mass meeting resolution, was passed. The aldermen op-
nosed to the resolution were Ellis and
Engel.
Mr. Coo'e one of the speakers for
the committee of ten, laid the wishes
of the citizens before the council, and
was supported by Messrs. Porter and
Armstrong, who also briefly recited
the wishes of the people in the matter of such moment to Prince George.
Mayor Gillett received the delegation with courtesy, giving it as his
opinion, however, that the course proposed in sending a deputation to the
railway commission would not be conducive of results. In his opinion the
matter was irrevocably settled by the
decision of the Exchequer Court to
place the station at Oak and Ash
streets. He believed that if a compromise agreement could be reached
between the two factions—say, for a
location at Victoria street, tht matter
could be arranged. People might say
that he was prejudiced in favor of
Victoria street because he owned property there, but he assured the delegation this was not so.
Mayor Gillett read a telegram from
Mr. Hammond's solicitor at Ottawa,
which stated that the location at Oak
and Ash had been made an order of
the court.
M.( Cooke informed his worship
that he was not authorized by the
committee to consider any compromise
location. The people, he said, were
strongly in favor of co-operating with
the railway company for the carrying
out of their plans on the George street
site.
Mayor Gillett stated that since his
election he had received many letters
from outsiders asking the council not
to interfere with the decision of the
railway commission.
After over two hours' discussion the
resolution favoring the sending of the
delegation to Ottawa was passed, with
the stipulation that the city pay no
part of the delegates' expenses for
the trip.
Evidence is accumulating that
the gold strike reported from the
Swamp Kiver country southeast
of here is of consul* ruble imports ce. The Hsi aid today interviewed  sev.nl   oldt me s   who
the same excitement, because all the
valuable ground was held under lease,
but will no doubt attract great attention to the possibilities of this field.
From a gentleman in this city who
has previously spent considerable time
in   the  Swamp  River  country,   The
have a g-od knowledge of the Herald is Informed that it is a most
,        ,,     „    , ,.,   ' likely country for placer diggings, the
country where the fi.id was mac e ,      .... ,  ,,    .. !. .
wie.iw.,   . _<.i< s formation being very similar to that
and these men are unanimous in ot t^e Barkerville region.
stating LhaC a discovery rivalling!    The nearest rich diggings to this
the famous'Williams Creek Strike field was on Antler creek, and from
of '61 would not surprise them Alltler' neiir the mouth of Russian
j creek, there is a deep and well-defined pass.    It is an accepted theory
Although seventy-nine years of age, this well known naval
authority was sent to the Dardanelles to devise a means of facilitating the campaign on the Turkish peninsular.
ReportedCapitulation of Warsaw
New York, July 23.—A despatch
from Petrograd published here
this morning says that the Austro-German forces have entered
Warsaw. No confirmation'of the
despatch has been received.
London, July 22.—The tone of
despatches from Petrograd bespeaks plainly that the country
is aware of the graveness of the
military situation, involving not
only the fate of the Polish capital but the integrity of the Russian armv In Poland, the sections
of which might be severed by a
decisive defeat along the Lublin-
Cholm railway.
Elsewhere, generally speaking,
the Russians are falling back.
They are not only burning all
bridges and destroying roads.
but are la\ ing waste the country
with fire and dynamite, removing
such provisions as they can, destroying such as they cannot take
away, drlvirig cattle and other
live stock before them and leaving for the invader a ruined
waste,
D. A. THOMAS PLANS
TO DEVELOP OIL FIELDS.
Five Carloads of Drilling Machinery Have Been Sent to
Peace Hiver Crossing - Plan to Start Boring Operations About First of Next Month.
not surprise
in the least. D. F. M. P r .ins,
Dominion fisheries inspector, ai d
an old Caribooite, was over tl a
region more than twenty yetrs
ago. He states that the Swamp
River country has never been
prospected and that the reported
location of the strike lies in the
region that gio'.ogi.^ts agree is
the famous gold belt. R. C. S.
Randall, former mining recorder
at Barkerville, is also optimistic
over the reported discovery.
Mr. Martin, of the P. Burns
Co. here, was in Barkerville this
week and talked with one of the
trappers who made the discovery.
The nuggets were found imbedded in clay at a depth of about
eight feet,
T. A. Blair has received a wire
from Fred Tregillus, a well known
mining man of Barkerville, in
answer to an inquiry as to the
location of the find. Mr. Tregillus states that the discovery was
made on a small creek emptying
into the east branch of Swamp
River, 12 miles from Sandy Lake.
The following telegram has been
•eceived by W. F. Cooke from Dr.
Callanan, M.L.A., of Barkerville, in
e'espoiiEe to an inquiry as to the reliability of the reports circulated regarding the gold strl'.: . on Swamp
river:
"Creek 12 miles long, tributary to
Swamp river. One piece $12, some
smaller ones, in all about $30, reported by trappers, amateur miners, found
in top dirt and gravel. Nothing more
definite known. Dozen or more peo
pie gone out. Seventy miles from here
by Bear lake and chain of minor
lakes."
by those most conversant with the
geological formation that the ancient
channel of Antler creek once passed
through here, which, if so, would indicate an ancient outlet to the rich
gold-bearing creeks in thc Barkerville
section.
Thc Swamp River country comprises
a large area even greater in extent
than the gold-producing section
around Barkerville, where a radius of
not over fifteen miles produced by tho
crude method of mining in the early
days, and several thousand miles from
a railway, and nearly a thousand from
steamboat navigation, nearly eighty
million dollars. Should a section
spriii" up here, even mild in comparison of richness, which is not all improbable, the methods of mining in
these days, with its present easy accessibility, would create a mining rush
without a parallel. This section lies
hetween Barkerville and the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway, in the neighborhood of Tete Jaune Cache.
The Herald shall endeavor next
week to fathom morc thoroughly all
reports in respect to this new discovery, as no doubt in a week hence we
will be in a position to establish the
facts from most reliable information.
Large Gains
For Italians.
Geneva, July 22.—Despatches
say that large gains have been
made by the Italians since July
16. According to these advices
the Austrians have lost more
than five miles in Cadora and
lesser distances in Carnia, at
Hochshite, Gradina, Dodero, and
Kellerwald on the Isonzo. The
Austrians have recaptured two
positions near Tolmino and north
of San Lucas.
Another despatch from the
Russian front says that on the
night of July 17-18 a fierce hand
to-hand encounter occured near
the Rawka River in Russian
Poland.   After fifteen hours of
Vancouver, July 19.—Important announcements regarding
plans for the development of the
oil and mineral resources of
northern British Columbia and
the provision of transportation
facilities were made this morning
by Mr. Charles F. Law, Canadian
representatative for Mr. D. A.
Thomas, Welsh coal baron and
the British Governmept's special
commissioner in America, who is
now in New York.
Mr. Thomas and a number of
his associates are heavily interested in extensive plans for
the construction of a railway line
from Kitamat Arm on the B. C.
coast to Prince Albert via Hogem
Pass, Fort St. John, I'eaee River
Landing, and Fort Vermilion, the
building of tramways in connection with a navigation system on
the Peace river, Slave river,
Athabaska and Mackenzie rivers
by water the rest of the way.
The Pacific, Peace Riier and
Athabasca Railway, Mr. Law announced, has acquired the charter of the Athabasca & Vermilion
Railway and is now surveying a
route from Athabasca Landing to
Vermilion, and plans the construction of the line as a part of
its main route to the coast. Ihis
railway wi.l form an important
link in the proposed system and
will open up one of the largest
agricultural districts of the Peace
River region as well as furnishing transportation facilities for
the oil resources of the north.
The hull of a steamer which
will be placed in service on the
Peace River between Vermilion
Chutes and Hudson's Hooe, a
distance of 500 miles, is being
framed by mills in Vancouver,
Mr. Law stated. The vessel,
which will be 175 feet long, will
and northern lakes; the develop-] be assembled at Peace River
ment of the (Iround Hog coal • Crossing. The plant and boilers
fields; the exploitation of oil will be taken in when the Ed-
propenies on the Peace river and ponton & Dunvegan Railway
other points and  kindred   pro- reaches Peace  River Crossing.
jects.   The expenditure of $75,-
000,000 is stated to be altimately
fighting the Russians forced their involved in the Lig undertakings,
opponents  back  several  miles, Already large sums have been
capturing several hundred men,
Dock About Completed.
The big floating drydock
Prince Rupert, together with its >ems.
spent in making a reconnaisance
survey of the new railway and in
.conducting explorations of the
territory which will be served by copper properties at Tacla Lake
at the proposed transportation sys- jn the Omineca district, and now
The line is expected to reach that
point within two months. Accommodation for 110 passengers
and for 400 tons of freight will
be provided on the boat.
The Thomas interests, Mr. Law
said,  have bonded a group  of
plant, foundry, and machine
shops, is expected to be ready
for operation by the early part of
August. Prince Rupert will then
have on its harbor front the
finest drydock plant on the Pacific
Coast. The cost of the undertaking is said to be approximately
$1,500,000.
Mr. Law stated that five car
loads of drilling machinery have
have a staff of experts examining the holdings with a view to
purchase and development on a
been   shipped  to  Peace  River large scale.   Several  promising
Crossing and boring operations gold prospects are also under in
on the syndicate's oil properties
there will be started by August
1st. The plant was transported
to Smoky River by the Edmonton
& Dunvegan railway and thence
vestigation. 1 he syndicate propose to develop the mining properties to provide tonnage and
business for its transportation
interests.
Letters have just been received by
private citizens here in confir-
nation of a report from Quesnel of a
•.lacer gold strike on Swamp river,
eibout seventy miles east of Barkerville, of such abnormal richness as to
result in the entire evacuation of th.-
male population of the two mining
towns, Barkerville and Stanley.
.'he strike is cans'1. considerable
excitement in this city, a number hav-
ng already left with the first report,
not even waiting for confirmation.
There is perhaps nothing more fascinating in stampeding citizens of
every sort than a rich placer gold
itrike, where the ordinary individual
.•an shovel gold which is equal to currency itself into sluice boxes and thus
convert himself from a penniless prospector to a gentleman of independence
and ease. For this reason the Herald
wishes to refrain from too much opti
mism  pending  further  investigation
The Quesnel Observer states that
the discovery was made by two pros
pectors named Kenny and Reed, who
have been in that section about a
year, and as evidence of their discovery had with them a bunch of nuggets-
ranging in value from eight to twelve
dollars which they brought from their
diggings, getting the gold frnm a gravel deposit on top of n clay formation
It appears that the facts of the discovery had been kept a secret for
some time, hut as the news of a rich
gold find is hard to suppress it eventually leaked out.
Whatever the nature of the find it
is apparently significant, as scarcely
a week passes in Barkerville without
•some prospector arriving in town with
a nice placer gold prospect from some
quarter which would in most towns
where the citizens are unfamiliar with
gold mining, cause considerable excitement, but in Barkerville seldom
creates more than passing interest.
The miners there nre thoroughly conversant with tlie difference between
a prospect and a rich gold strike
therefore, the fact of the male population of the two mining towns stampeding to this new discovery is the
most conclusive evidence of its genuineness. This strike follows the
big strike made on Antler creek just
a few weeks previous, where the
gravel is said to contain as high as
a hundred dollars to the pan. In the
Antler creek strike it did not cause
Says Kitchener's
Army is About
To Go Forward
New York, July 22th.-" The
British advance will begin about
August 1, and England will then
make its great throw in the war,"
was the confident declaration of
a member of Kitchener's newest
army, equipped with information
although he is only a private.
A year ago he was a newspaper
correspondent, as well known in
America as in London. This interview came yesterday in a letter
despatch:
"We are now off to the front"
said he, "and we are almost the
first of the new force. Kitchener's great army of 2,000,000 men
is at last on its way. Within a
couple of weeks there will be
750,000 more British troops in
France.
"I and many like me want to
get to the front and get in the
midst of fighting as soon as we
can. We don't want to wear the
stars of an officer and train recruits in some hole 50 miles outside of the world. This is the
great move. We are in London
now for a few days farewell
leave. Then away we go and if
the Germans are about to try to
make the great smash for Calais
we shall be there in time."
This Kitchener soldier was
telling the real truth. For two
weeks, although no word is being
a'liwed by the censor to be sent
. broad, mighty preparations have
oeen going on throughout England to get the main body of
Kitchener's army out of England
by the end of July.
Nearest Route To
Swamp River Country.
Provided the gold discovery
proves sufficiently important the
nearest and most feasible route
from Prince George would evidently be by the railway to
Rooney, 117 miles east of here,
where the tloat River trail could
be taken to Isaac Lake, a distance
of about 40 miles. From Isaac
Lake an all-water route would
take the traveller to any part of
the Swamp River Country, lt
is evident from reports that the
location of the strike is on an
unnamed creek near McLeary
Lake. This would not be more
than 20 miles from the end of the
(ioat River trail. V
SUBSCRIPTION :
$1. Ml Per Year, In Advance.
To the United States 12.00.
All comraunicattonH should be addressed to
lhe Herald, Prince George, lt. C.
Norman H. Wesley.
P'esident.
J. G   QtllNN.
Managing Director.
FRIDAY,   JULY  23rd,   1915.
CO-OPERATION.
Taking the sentiment of Monday evening's mass meeting as an
indication of the feeling of Prince
George citizens as a whole, there
is no doubt that we are practically unanimous in the desire to
co-operate with the railway company in the buildirg up of a city
worthy of our environment and
splendid advantages. Whatever
little opposition there is to this
plan emanates from a small co- .,,,., , ,„•
.        , ,  ,     found in the Engineers group of Atlin,
tene With limited Vision who BC. The nugget is 3fi inches long,
Seek only to reap a profit from i 18 inches wide, 2 inches deep, and is
realty of a purely speculative!valued at $40,000. Mr. Blair states
character.   These interests care,that thc San F«>ncisco fair directors
have offered $2000 for the loan of the
nugget, no doubt, he states, to exploit
Alaska.
$40,000 nugget in Atlin, Sir Richard
McBride, minister of mines, has received the following lettergram from
Gold Commissioner 1'Vaser at Atlin:
"Have not heard of any such nugget being found here. Report probably originated from developments at
Engineer mine, exposing richer rock
than any hitherto reported. Ore apparently increasing in quantity   and
After fourteen years the deep sea
treasure in the hold of the wreck of
the ill-fated steamer Islander, submerged in the depths of the inside
passage of Southern Alaska, has been
recovered, a telegraphic despatch
stating that a Los Angeles party of
adventurers, headed by R. G. Dunbar, were successful  in taking    out
value as depth is attained. Have seen $100,000 of the gold and nuggets
large specimens said to run upwards; which went down with the old C.P.R.
of sixty thousand per ton."
Probably every paper in Canada
during the past few days has published thc despatch sent out from Ottawa
relative to the alleged "great Atlin
nugget." This despatch was dated
July IB, and read:
"Hon. Louis Coderre, secretary of
state and minister of mines, received
a wire from W. A. Blair, secretary of
the Vancouver board of trade, urging
upon the government the expediency
of purchasing a huge nugget recently
nothing lor the general advancement of the city provided their
realty speculations show a profit,
Opposed to this little group of
gamblers are the business men
and a large majoiuy of the resident—as amply demonstrated at
Monday's mass meeting. In full
accord with the latter is the railway company, which as a public
service corporation is doing all
in its power to advance the city's
interests along the plans already
laid out in their scheme of development. The Grand Trunk
people propose to make this city
their chief operating point between Edmonton and the coast;
it would be civic suicide for the
people here to place stumbling
blocks in their path.
"Can you purchase same for exhibition in thc Dominion building there?"
he asks. "It would be a fatal mistake
to allow it to get into the hands of the
Americans, as it can be of inestimable
value to British Columbia."
A Determined Suicide.
boat.
The Islander was a Canadian Pacific Railway boat plying out of Vancouver and Victoria many years ago.
She foundered five miles south of
Juneau in August, 1901, after striking a submerged iceberg. The loss of
life was very heavy. The iceberg cut
into the forward compartments. The
door between the forward compartments and the engine room was closed
tight and, according to the story of
the survivors, th. vessel would have
remained afloat if the door had not
been opened by a fireman in response
to the cries of a stowaway, who was
trapped in thc place. When the door
was opened the water rushed in and
sent the shin to the bottom, 288 feet
deep at that point.
The story as told by R. G. Dunbar,
who, with his successful party, are
returning to California in the treasure
ship Winona, adds another chapter of
romance to the history of the Great
North. From a depth of 300 feet
the purser's safe, and box after box
of nuggets and gold dust were removed from the sediment and tide-
washed remnants of the ship and
brought to the surface by means of t
diving bell.    The invention   of   this
1 for duplicate Certificate o title wo.
. 26429a issued to Knut Mellem cover-
ing Lot Twenty-Seven (27) Block Fifteen 15) Map 649, Townsite of Fort
George, (McGregor Addition).
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
it is my intention at the exoiration of
one month from the date of first publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of title covering the above
lands to Knut Mellem unless in the
meantime I shall receive valid objection
thereto in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Office,
Kamloops, B. C, this 27th day of April;
A. D. 1915.
C. H. DUNBAR,
80-7 Bt. District Registrar.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale ancl Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soulh Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
KODAKS - GRAMOPHONES - RECORDS
Quesnel. July 17.-—The  town   was
considerably    startled    last    Sunday I diving bell is the work of C. W. Dun
when it learned that the body of  ajbar, brother of the leader    of   the
man named Griffin had been discov-1 party which recovered the treasure.
ered two miles north of the town, near j    The two brothers put their whole
the Quesnel river.   The discovery wasjcash resources into building the bell
made by a man named Evans,   who and spent all   their  entire   cash ni
immediately  notified  Constable  Har-, the attempt to raise the treasure and
ris.   When the latter visited the scene j it was only when the last penny of
it was found that Griffin had apparent-1 their money was expended and that
ly placed a charge of dynamite on his L]] hope seemed lost they won back
chest and  attached a fuse  thereto,;the rich havest from the bosom of
.„.        ,, blowing the upper portion of his body, the sea.   The expedition consisted of
lhe people oi Prince GeoWjto shreds, as only _ portion of the the two Dunbars and thnt hired m.n.
are to be congratulated in their j back of th. head was all that was left Their treasure schooner, new on Its
determination  to settle at once I *bov* *•*• h'P»'  The man was »PPM* I way back to California, was chartered
and for all time a vexed question'ently lyin' on tlw Bround wh,n th*:ln San Francisco Bnd sailed from the
that has atuntad tht- citv'u _r_wt_' chm'ge 8XPlod8t1'   Thfl km.    ,W011'9 j Golden Gate on May 8.
tnat nasstu .tea ine city u«;iowttijblown gome dUtanM from tha bot,y! , ..   ,,,__.
HDd   discouraged   legitimate in- ln fact only on« could be found. London, July 14.-A few days ago
vestment, No motive, for the rush. de9d   cap : that portion of the Brivish press some-
——  M earned.   Griffin was around town|t|mes ca]i-(j "Yellow" came out with
The older resident. of this dis.  a" weok a"d alt*>ou»h he   h_<_ beenjthe startling   announcement   "Cana-
tricl who underslanrUhe methods l(lrinklnB rather hald was 3ob"r whemdian City Defaults," and disturbed the
nVth"?r «h    I T?f    Ihe ann°Unml hU intl",ti0n °f eqingl™nds °f British investors in Cana-
Oi the man Who has   worked tor  to a spot on the Quesnel river where dian municipais.    Mornlng and   ,v,.
years to defeat the best interests he claimed he had discovered coarse Lj,,g for a few days tne p0int was
of this city expressed no surprise I Eoltl;   He purchased ten sticks of dy- [hammered home.  The city was Prince
when the mayor stated that he
had received many letters encouraging him in his stand
against the George street station
site. 'J he writers of these epistles
had undoubtedly been given the
mayor's name and address.
The Herald has received a letter signed "Ratepayer" in which
the writer criticizes the employment by the city of an assessor
and assistant to go through the
motions of making up an assessment roll that has already been
compiled by the government. If
"Ratepayer" will disclose his
identity his letter will be published.
In the daysof Calgary's growth
and expansion her citizens elected as mayor Mr. R. R. Jamieson,
aC.P.K. divisional superintendent. Co-operation between the
railway company and the peop.e
namite for use in his mining opera- Rupert. the amount not large> the
tions, and left town on Friday after-1 reason quite technicai and temporary,
noon. It is supposed he committed But without enquiry, apparently, the
the rash deed on Saturday afternoon,} flnanciai reputation of a Canadian
as a number of citizens at the north municipality was assailed; and, it
end heard the explosion and remarked goes without saying, investors, now
that blasting was going on.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Provision has been made for the detention of all Austrians, Germans and
subjects of other enemy countries residing in Canada by the terms of an
order-in-council passed by the Dominion government on June 26.
Twenty-five thousand cedar shingles were unloaded at the Everett
postoffice for shipment to Winthrop,
Wash., a station in the Methow Valley
country, by parcel post. When the
shingles are delivered they will have
to be carried forty miles by stage
from the end of thc railway.
Vancouver is making arrangements
for borrowing the sum of $8',0,U00
from a Toledo firm, paying 6 per cent,
interest. Security is given in the f.jrm
of unpaid taxes of twice the value,
made Calgary's growth the mostjof the sum borrowed, $;!00,0i)0 will
rapid of any city on the American fall due one year from date, $325,000
continent.   Ihe moral is obvious. Uvo years from datc a,ul the balance
  three years from date.
"The immediate construction Tiie Russian government is arrang
of the railway station regardless: ing for the building of 2000 steel cars
of location,"   said  the   mayor's'1^   tlle Canadian Car and    Foundry
election platform.  "I will oppose'Company'whilc the Krem'h gove,'n-
any site for a station if it will
ment  are   negotiating   fur   a   luige
equipment order.   The company is at
cost the city one dollar for an ap-| present    handling    an    $80,000,000
more nervous than ever, registered a
determination to put their eggs in
mor stable baskets in future. Fortunately thc morc influential journals
quickly placed the matter in the proper light.
The fault as it turned out lay with
the treasury officials, who authorize
or refuse new issues. Earlier in the
year an arrangement had been
promised to permit special facilities
for dealing with short time securities
as they matured. At the last moment
these facilities were refused to Prince
Rupert, with the result that the city
was "left in the air" for the time
being, and placed in the disagreeable
position of being the solitary municipality in Canada or any other dominion which could not meet its obligations when they fell due. Whitehall
tardily consented to a renewal, and all
ended well, but it was ungracious as
well as unfair to attack the credit of
a Canadian city when the blame should
have been laid at the doors of the
treasury.
NOTICE.
To the Holders of Agreements of Sale
or Assignments Within the Municipality of Prince George.
In order that the holders of agreements of sale or of assignments of
properly within the Municipality of
Prince George may exercise their rights
as voters under thc same, you are requested to notify the City Assessor and
Collector at his office in the Princess
Block, Prince George, B.C., at your
earliest convenience, and have your
name placed on the City Assessment
R I1
Assessment Notices will be mailed to
Owners and Agreement Holders at an
early date, tand it is advisable that you
have your name on the roll, thus avoiding delay and saving any discount
allowed on Taxes due August 31, 1915.
H. A. CARNEY,
City Assessor and Collector.
Dated June 9th, 1915.
Prince George, B.C.
N. H. Wesley
Sole Agent for the
MILLAR Portion
of Prince George
Townsite
Special Inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything.
Mechanics On  Way
To the Old Country
The first contingent of mechanics
engaged at the coast to won; in munition factories and shipyards in Croat
Britain left for the east on a special
train last week over the C. P. K.
The majority of the workers are from
proach," said an alderman in his; shrapnel order from the Russian gov-j Victoria, the others being those se-
pre-election promises.   Who said ernment.
"scraps of paper?" _,       ,.      "
  The  policy of burning over  slash
areas which  has been pursued  with
Too  bad  they   never  had    a much success this year, hus undoubt-
station site problem at Nelson, edly led to fewer fires  than  would
What a heap of mental anguish have bccn thc cnsc otherwise, and the
lected at Vuncouver during the ear
lier part of the week. Another small
party from thep rovincial capital, men
who are tuking their wives and families with them, will leave in a few
days.
il would have spared us all!
The hitherto placid old town
of Quesnel is writhing in the preliminary pains of a station site
large amount of land cleared by settlers under permit has also materially diminished the fire danger.
Garden Tracts
From 1 to 10 acres on
the Fraser River and P.
G. E. Railway within a
mile of town. Price and
terms on application.
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Insurance.
Phone 103      George St.
PRINCE GEORGE.
Inlaid Express Company, Ltd.,
CARRYING MAIL AND EXPRESS TO
ALL POINTS SOUTH.
Express Carried on Steamer H. X.
F. MeLEOD, Agent       -      -       South Fort George,
King George Hotel,
E. E. Phaib
Proprietor.
Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Hteted.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Baths.
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AMERICAN PLAN
Hotel 1
Corner Hamilton 4. Third
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EXCELLENT CUISINE
dD rtten
South FortGeorge, B.C.
The n .west and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and 93
Maathljr and weekly ratet on ap.
plica lloa
K. W.!T_._                     Albert Johnson,"...
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Free Information.
We have just
issued our new land booklet,
which gives accurate and complete information regarding lands in Central British Columbia, along the new railroads.   Free
copies can be obtained at our
George St. office.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15.        PRINCE GEORGE, R. C.
L. R. WALKER. Central Asent.
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Four hundred and fifty lota, which admlraltv havini? aano
fought a total of ?183,000 have been I ?TT* 3 ,Z I H   K ,
)ld at auction by the government at to thc Br,twh Columl"
br
sold
Another result of the efforts made
by the provincial government on behalf of the lumber industry is announced by the minister of lands, the
d to turn over
lia government,
problem. Quesnel has our sym- Anchorage townsite, Alaska. Prepa-'for olle voyage from this coast to the
notliu U/_\,_ o„rVr_nA t ti r?flons f(,r the building of a coal dock ; United Kingdom, the steamer Gra-
patny,    we ve SUttered tiom the ship at Anchorage are being made by hamiand" now at the Falkland islands.
HOTEL
RUSSELL
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
GEORGE STREET (Near Depot)
Reduced Ratet to Penunnt Guests.
REAL ESTATE.
RFAL ESTATj
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m. C. WIGGINS
SPECIALIST   IN   PRINCE   GEORGE. LOTS,
FARM LANDS, AND  ACREAGE.
OFFICE :
THIRD AVENUE, OFF GEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE.
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same   disorder   for   five   years, i1*16 Alaskan engineering commission
Serrytosay Due Gillett's treat-'    A se     ~T,     \        • ..
m „ ,f ,v, I        i Art for art's sake, printing for
m -nt o the case has only aggra- business' sake, and money for
vated the trouble. Heaven's sake.
The Grahamland has an interesting
history, having been until the destruction of Admiral von Spee's squad-
dron, the German collier Josephena
when she surrendered to one of the
British warships.
p# E. WILSON,
BARRISTER and SOLICITOR,
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
Fort George Hardware Co-
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL  REPAIRING.
PhAtlOG   No* ' "OUTH  FORT  6EOR6E.
IT MUIICS   No. ia prince  OEOROE. in Hydraulic Gold Alining.
(Contributed.)
There are perhaps few industries in which ordinary individuals are less conversant with than
the process of obtaining placer
gold from the sand and gravel
deposits in which this valuable
metal is usually found, being almost invariably deposited in the
concentrates of the present creek
beds, or on the benches which
have at some period in geological
history been the concentrates of
the ancient channels when flowing on a higher level.
The specific gravity of gold is
nineteen times that of water and
several times heavier than the
material in which it is usually
deposited. Cold naturally shows
a tendency to reach the bed-rock
where it will form its own gravity, inbed itself^deep into the
crevices.
For this reason the great hy •
draulic monitors can pipe away
thousands of yards of the lighter
material daily, while the gold and
black sand for which it has an
affinity, travel but a few yards
where it is caught in the crevices
of the bed-rock or in large flumes
specially constructed for this
purpose. When clean-up time
comes the water is diverted into
the channels and the concentrates shoveled into ordinary
sluice boxes where the gold is
recovered. Some mining companies melt their gold into bricks
about the size of an ordinary
clay brick which contains approximately thirty-two thousand dollars, while others ship it in sacks
to the nearest bank or assay
office.
To obtain thin valuable metal
which has been adopted by the
nations of the world as the universal basis of exchange has occupied the brains of the world's
greatest men, and as a result,
has been rewarded with the same
marked success that has been
attained in all other branehes'of
industrial science, where minimum cost and maximum results
have been the keynote of financial success.
Less than sixty years ago the
first hydraulic plant was installed
in Placer County, California.
This consisted of a small canvas
hose constructed by an ingenious
miner. He attached the canvas
pipe to divert a small stream that
ran along the bench above, when
it was conveyed by the pipe and
forced through a smaller outlet
against the bank below. Like
all other great ideas, crude at the
beginning, yet this miner discovered it, a great improvement on
the old method of ground sluicing
and from this idea sprung the
giant monitors of the present,
where a river is piped against a
bank at from one to three hundred feet lower elevation which
it literally melts and carries
away thousands of yards per day.
This great advance has taken
place within living n.emo.y of
the older generation, and ec.ua <
in effectiveness the progress
made in the art of war from the
ancient catapult in the days ol
Caesar to the great siege guns ol
the present day, and has, even
within the past fifteen years,
converted many a low - grade
proposition into vast beds oi
potential wealth.
California, has been the home
of hydraulic n ining in America,
not on account of having a monopoly of the gold-bearing creek
beds, but due mainly tothe early
accessibility ol railway transportation into the tropical field. But
as the world gets smaller, aid
capital increases, and the demand
for gold expands, which was
particularly noticeable at the
commencement of the present
European war, when the paper
currency of the nations involved
became in an instant as but a
scrap of pape\ this led tie
world of finance to a deeper
thought and to investigate the
possibilities of expansion as the
production of this valuable and
necessary metal, especially in the
United States and Western Canada.
It is now an established fact
that the great gold-belt running
north and south of the Pacific
slope can be traced from Mexico,
through California, Oregon,
Washington, British Columbia,
Yukon, and Alaska ; that gold
can be traced the entire distance
but only in a few places has it
appeared in abundance, such as
in the placers of California, Cariboo district, British Columbia,
Klondike in the Yukon, and at
Fairbanks and Nome in Alaska.
California has been thoroughly
exploited and the greatest skill
applied and its best results already attained. We can therefore look for no great advance in
this field other than the continuation of the present output.
Alaska and the Yukon will
come into their own within a few
years with the development of
railways in this far north section,
but even their historic rich placer
camps will always be handicaped
by short seasons, and from the
fact that it will always be necessary to thaw the ground by artificial means, which adds greatly
to the costs in the economic
handling of the material by the
hydraulic process, especially in
low-grade propositions.
In British Columbia ninety per
cent, of its area hitherto a great
lone land, is now being exploited
by railways which nearly intercepts the great gold-bearing deposits of the Cariboo district, especially in the historic Barkerville section which is ideally situated for economic mining; where
the seasons are reasonably long
and the expensive process of
thawing the ground unnecessary,
'Tis true, on account of the
present European war, capital
tor development is withheld to
a great extent, but the Americans who are alive to the great
possibilities of this section are
using their instinctive shrewdness in stealing a march into the
field, and have already acquired
a great many of the richest
propositions.
With the close of the European
war we look forward to a great
rush of capital into this fertile
field. According to an official
bulletin issued by the Provincial
Government, the B. C. mines
produce annually a total of $32,-
600,000. With the employment
of less than 13,000 hands this
gives a per capital production of
$2,600, which is not surpassed by
any other industry in Canada, if
in the world,
Although the most promising
placer fields are situated some
considerable distance from this
city, yet this is the logical whole-
NOTICE TO CONTRACTORS.
Prince George School (Two Room)
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for Prince George School,"
will be received by the Honourable the
Minister of Public Works up tu 12
o'clock noon of Kriday, the 6th day of
August, I91R, for the erection and completion of a two-room school-house at
Prince George, in the Cariboo Electoral
District.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of te'uler may be seen on and
after the 13th day of July, 1915, at the
office of Mr, T. W. Aerne, Government
Agent, Prince George, and the Department of Public Wor_3, Victoria.
By application to the undersigned,
contractors may obtain a copy of the
plans and specifications for the sum of
ten dollars ($10). which will be refunded on their return in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honour*
able the Minister nf Public Works, for
a sum equal to 10 per cent of tender,
which shall be foi fehed if the party
tendering decline to enter into contract
when called upon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracts, for,
Tlie cheques or certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be1 returned to them upon the execution of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unleBB
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted. i
J. E. GRIFFITH,
Deputy Minister and Public
Works Engineer.
D partment of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., July 12th, 1915.
WALTER F. GREGG,
British Columbia
Land Surveyor,
CIVIL ENGINEER,
Post Building -  - Prince George.
W, P. OGILVIE,
BARRISTER AND
SOLICITOR,
Prince George Post Building,
George Street   -   Prince George, B.C
PRINTING
THE QUALITY KIND IS OUR
SPECIALTY. No order too small
to receive our immediate attention.
We want an opportunity to show
you. Just Phone 25 - we'll do the
rest. And you'll get your printing
ON TIME.
Prince George Herald
George Street
Telephone 25.
PREEN BROS.,
^ BURDEN & CO.,
CIVIL ENGINEERS,
Dominion and B. C, Lund Surveyors,
Surveys of Lamia, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc,
Fort Oeorge, B. C.
Hammond Street
K. P. Burden, Mgr.
NeUon, B. C.
168, Ward Street
A. H. Green, Mgr.
Victoria. B. C,
114, Pemberton Bldg.
F. C. Oeeen, Mgr.
New Haielton, B. C.
B. C. Affleck. Mgr.
The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince (leorge, and
Hamilton Street, Soutii FortGeorge
have ,vour Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. Vou will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date iii everything-.
Thk Panama News Co.
OUR Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now open for business.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will go
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT GEORGE t ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
sale and shipping centre, and the
development of these .old fields
shall be the greatest factor in
making Prince George a great
and permanent city.
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Business Follows the Flag
of Good Advertising.
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS of the past ten months have
created an up-hill situation for business. Consistent and
persistent advertising in the proper medium will enable you to
"make" the hill and show a gain for your business over
even normal times.
The wise engineer does not
cut down the steam on the upgrade-just a little more is
needed to negotiate the hill.
Why not let us talk to you about a conservative publicity campaign in the Prince George Herald, the oldest established newspaper in Central British Columbia? We can
introduce you to the people who will buy your merchandise.
Call us up and we shall be pleased to discuss publicity
with you.
THE PRINCE GEORGE HERALD.
French soldiers spread wire netting over their trenches to protect them from German hand grenades, a device of their own invention, where the fighting is literally hand to hand.
Telephone SB.
P. O. ■• * _*_. waiter .runner anu uan « rigiu
returned this week from Vanderhoof
where they have been doing some
survey work.
Presbyterian services next Sunday
evening will be held in the Rex
Theatre. In the morning communion service will lie held at South
Fort George.
South Fort (leorge and Prince
(ieorge Presbyterian Sunday Schools
held a union picnic on Wednesday,
at the Cache. There was a good
program of sports for children and
grown-ups, and an enjoyable after-
no in is reported hy all.
Mrs. Matthie, mother of James
Matthie, who left with the Prince
George contingent for the Vernon
t a nining camp, arrived here from
Dakota last Sunday evening. Mrs.
.Matthie expected to visit her son
and was greatly perturbed to find
he hail left with the recruits for
Vernon, where he hoped to Ih; drafted into the transport service as an
automobile expert. Mrs. Matthie
left for her home on Tuesday's
train.
Sept. 14-1B.\
  Edmonton, July  22.—The prohibi-
j tion forces  won  a  clean-cut victory
The Fort George Agricultural over u'e liquor interests in yesterday's
Association   held  their  annual! Provinc»al plebiscite.   Out of a total
meetine in the Princess Theatre i     1320 polls less than I0 per cent
meeting in tne rnncess i neatre j wei.e in favor of t.ontinuillB the selHng
last evening.   Arrangements are of liquor. The big centres of Calgary
Completed for the annual exhibi-j and Edmonton gave good majorities
tion to be held on September 14 [for prohibition.   The total majority
and 15.   At last evening's meet
ing the election of officers for the
ensuing year resulted as follows:
Hon. President, C. W. Moore;
President, F. L. Murdoff; Secretary, N. C. Jorgenson; Vice-
President, W. F. Cooke; Treasurer, F. B. Hood; Directors, A. W.
Wright, C. A. Gaskill, T.Sullivan
Jas. Brown, Thos. Dodd, B. K.
Gregory, C. Pinker, Al. Haggith,
T. W. Towers, R. Bishop, Wm.
West, and G. 0. Macleod.
total
for the new act will be about 80,000
out of a total of nearly 75,000.
CHURCH SERVICES
M. ('. Wiggins is greatly interested
in a quart/, discovery southeast of
here and left yesterday with a compete equipment for development
work on the claims. Bill West, an
old-timer here made the discovery
and brought in some rich-appearing
rock.
CHURCH OF ENGLAND
ST. STEPHEN'S, SOUTH FORT
George—Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy communion (second and fourth Sundays);
11 a.m., morning prayer, litany and
sermon; 2:110 p.m., Sunday school;
7:30 p.m., evening prayer and sermon;
Wednesday, 7:30 p.m., evening prayer
with intercessions for those engaged
in the war.
ST. GEORGE'S, CENTRAL FORT
George—Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy communion (first and third Sundays); 11
a.m., morning prayer, litany and sermon; 2:30 p.m., Sunday school; 7:..0
p.m., evening prayer and sermon; Friday, 7:30 p.m., evening prayer with
Levensaler, field expert intercessions for those engaged in the
war. Holy communion at both
churches on holy days; Week days according to notice.
ITEMS OF INTEREST.
Mr. L. A ___^^____
for the Tacoma Smelting and Exploration Company, a Guggenheim concern, has returned from a trip to
Northern British Columbia. He is
irmly convinced that New Hazelton
will be one of theb estm ining districts in the province.
Tax notices are being sent out
this week from the city assessor's
n.'Iice. Taxes are something from
which none can expect to escape,
and it is hoped that the response
will be prompt and cheerful. The
money is needed to carry on necessary civic improvements. A substantial discount is offered for
prompt payment.
Rev, G, A, Wilson, superintendent of Home Missions of the Presbyterian Church, will arrive here
next week and probably spend a
week in the district.
The whist drive and dance held
in the Ritts-Kifer Hall, Tuesday
evening was an enjoyable affair, so
those in attendance report. Tbe
first ladies' prize was won by Miss
Eagel, the gentlemen's prize by F.
(1. Brynolfson, the consolation
ladies' prize by Mrs. Booth, and the
gentlemen's consolation by H. A.
Carney.
Messrs. Hood and Bradley, of
Hood's Limited, left Tuesday on a
business trip to Alberta points.
The baseball team left
evening's train for tlie west. They
will play a series of three games
each with Hazelton and I'rince
Rupert, opening at Hazelton with a
game tonight.
Valdez, Alaska, today is laying
olans for the reconstruction of the
business section of the city, which was
destroyed by fire lately, with a total
loss of $500,000, and plans are al-
eady under way for the rebuilding
f many of the structures which the
fire consumed. Many of the new
'•uildings will be finer and more modern than the old. Erection of temporary structures to house the various
business firms until permanent build-
'n. s can be erected has already begun.
Lack nf building material undoubtedly will hnndicap the citv's efforts at
-efonstnicfenn, temnorarily, but before the adi'ent of winter it is exacted that t>>e mainrity of the bui'd-
ngs destroyed will have been rebuilt.
PRINCE  GEORGE — SUNDAY
school   at   4:30   p.m.   in   the  day
school building.
METHODIST-
FIRST     METHODIST      CHURCH,
Prince George—Near Princess theatre, Third avenue west; Rev. H. L.
Morrison, B.A., pastor.    Services at
11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday school,
12 p.m.
One thousand American aeroplanes,
Purchased with American money and
efflc_red by American aviators, are to
e tendered hy an American organ'.Ka-
ion fathered by a former United
states ambassador to France for the
is-c of the French army in the present war.   It is reported that already
1.000.000 has been raised by Amcri-
ans for the project, and that an
American of even greater prominence
'.han the former ambassador soon will
•ome forward as the chief of the organization. The effect of the movement is to create an adequate aerial
reserve for the United States army,
training American aviators in the
practical perilous school that the present war affords.
PRESBYTERIAN
FIRST CHURCH, FORT GEORGE-
Rev. C. M. Wright, B.A., minister.
Services at  11  a.m. and 7:30 p.m.;
Sabbath school at 12:15 p.m.
KNOX CHURCH, SOUTH FORT
George—Rev. A. C. Justice, B.A.,
minister. Service every Sunday morning in the church at 11 a.m.; Sabbath
school at 2 p.m.
ST. ANDREW'S CHURCH, PRINCE
George—Rev. A. C. Justice, B.A.,
minister.   Service is held in the Rex
theatre, George street, every Sunday
"GAME ACT."
Notice is hereby given that the Or
der in Council of the 2nd day of Sep
tember, 1912, establishing a game re-
serve in tlie County of Cariboo ha.' ,
been revoked, and under the authority I
of section 30 of this Act a tract of
land in the said county as described j
hereunder has been set apart for the
purposes of a game reserve, namely:
Commencing at a point on the northern watershed of the Holmes (Beaver)
River, said point being four miles in
an easterly direction from McBride
Station, on the Grand Trunk Pacilic
Railway; thence in a northwesterly
direction on a straight line to thc
northeast corner of S. T. L. 35543;
thencew est along the north boundary
of said licence to the easterly northeast corner of Lot 4075, Cariboo Land
District; thence west, north, and west
to the northwest corner of Lot 4074,
Cariboo Land Distriet; thencc due
west to the east boundary of Lot 4058;
thence northerly and westerly alon.
the boundaries of Lots 4058, 40l!0,
•t0(i2, and 4003, Cariboo I_.nd District,
to the northwest corner of the latter
lot; thenee west to the northerly
southwest corner of the westerly half
of Lot 4005, Cariboo Land District;
thence in a northwesterly direction on
a straight line to thc northeast eorner of S.T.L. 32927; thence northerly
to the headwaters of the Torpy (Clearwater) River; thence easterly and
southerly along the easterly watersheds of the Torpy and Morkill (Little
Smoky) Rivers to a point on a height
of land between the Morkill and
Holmes (Beaver) Rivers; thence
southwesterly along the northern
watershed of the Holmes River to the
point of commencement.
W. J. BOWSER,
Attorney-General.
Attorney-General's Office
July 3rd, 1915.
SYNOPSIS OF COAL MINING
REGULATIONS
TABERNACLE SERVICE
AT 8:15 P.M., SUNDAY NIGHT,
July 25, Evangelist J. J. Route will
speak in the tabernacle on Third avenue, noar George street, on the «ub-
ject, "A Peace Conferonc» That Failed: Result. War Was Declared." There
is no collection and all are cordially
invited.
II. A. Carney was elected by acclamation on Monday to fill the
position on the school board rendered vacant by tbe resignation of Mr.
Mahan, who has moved to Edson.
London, July 21.—Besides limiting
the hours during which liquor may be
■old in towns wliere the government
has taken over control of the sale of
liquors, the board of control appointed to deal with munition areas has
ordered that there shall be no treating, and has prohibited the giving of
on   last! credit for liquor.
The sale of liquor in licensed houses
is permitted only between the hours of
noon and 2:30 p.m., and between 6 and
8 o'clock in the evening. No orders
may be given or accepted for spirits
to be consumed off the premises on
Saturdays and Sundays and only between noon and 2:30 p.m. on other
days.
The penalty for contravention of
thc regulations is fixed at six months
imprisonment and a fine of $500.
The gasoline launch "Rounder"
left this morning for Quesnel having
on board about llfteen passengers
who are going to investigate the gold
strike in the Barkerville region.
.bulge   Robertson   arrived
Dr. Charles A. Hodgetts, the Canadian Red Cross commissioner in England, has cabled Mr. Noel Mar hall
that Drs.  Dolbey and  Hart   of   the
C. A. M. C, who have just returned
from the army prisons  in  Germany,
state that it, is an imperative necessity   to  send   Canadian prisoners as
,    .   much bread and other food as pos-
,       ., , ,, ,       isible, says the Toronto Daily Star of
Irom the coast this  week with Mrs !
their tive children
Robertson  and
They   have  taken
Fort George.
up residence in
A sample of speedy justice wa
witnessed in the Police Court on
Thursday. Magistrate Heme ar-
rived on the passenger train from
Piince George, went to the Bar-
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental
 , D_  , w  r  of $1 an acre.   Not more than 2,500
evening at 7:30 p.m.; Sabba'th school acres will be leased to one applicant,
in the Rex theatre at 2:30 p.m. Application for a  lease   must  be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated
such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
W. W, CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid
for.-r58782.
FOR SALE.
Two Lots, number 26 and 27, in
block number 25, in Stuart River
Townsite.
Price $100
in advance, or $50 cash, and $25
per month for three months.
Tax paid up to June, 1916.
Apply at once, address PS.DI.
care of the Herald.
FOR RENT:
Rooming House of eleven
well-finished rooms in central
location. Reasonable rent.
Apply Herald Office.
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS
BRONGER & FLYNN
NO BUILDING IS TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL TO
RECEIVE OUR CAREFUL ATTENTION
Get Our Estimates Free af Charge
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
OFFICE
SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIKD STREET
::        Job Work Neatly and Promptly ExtruUed
Phonk  26
PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE and SHOP:
THIRD AVENUE EAST
July 8. The .ostal arrangements are
excellent, and the German authorities
deliver parcels intact.
There are one thousand Canadian
prisoners on the Red Cross list, but
Dr. Hodgetts hopes to be able to send
each man weekly in addition to the
regular fortnightly parcels, a two-
pound loaf at a cost of sixpence. He
also urges the exto_me importance of
sending contributions through the Ca-
.... -       - I nadian   Red   Cross.     Supplies   sent
racks,  tried a couple of cases, | throu(,h privnt0 and unofflcial chnn.
went    back   to   the   depot   and i nels have much less chance of reach-
caught the Same train, going OUti ing their destination.     Contribution.
with it to Edmonton. In one case
Wilfrid Stellar, charged with being drunk, was fined $10 or one j
month in jail.   In the other ca: e
__sszrats.r!_",at*wta. .-
on the passenger train without fu9ed to ,eave ™>:the warfront.
paying his fare. | Fifty officers and men were ex e-
—McBride Journal.' cuted in one day.
for this purpose may be sent to the
Red Cross Society.
Bulgarians from Philipolis state
that Turkish  regiments in the
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.
_m HUM JARS
95c
1.15
Pints, per dozen -
Quarts, per dozen
Half-Gallon, per doz. 1.45
Rings, per dozen -   -    5c
KENNEDY, BLAIR & CO.,
LIMITED.
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 HOVER AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR,
Office: ROOM 6, ABOVE BANK B. N. A., PRINCE GEORGE.
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN.
Phone 57.
GRAND   TRUNK    PACIFIC.
Summer Holiday Trips
To Eastern Canada and United States
TORONTO, NIAGARA FALLS, NEW
YORK, BOSTON,  MONTREAL, Etc.
Combined Rail and Fresh Water Cruises
in exquisitely appointed trains and veritable palaces
on water, insuring comfort and rest to
the pleasure seeker.
SUMMER SERVICE STARTS with first train from
Winnipeg, Saturday, June 19th, at 10-30 p.m., and every
Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday thereafter, connecting i'1
Port William with S.S. "Noronic,"  " Hnronlc,    ami
"Hamonlc," respectively, and boat special  from Surma
DIRECT CONNECTIONS - BOTH  DIRECTIONS.
Day Train from Fort William leave* Immediately
after arrival of steamer.
See the Scenic Wonders of Western Ontario
(The Nibiga mi District.)
LOWEST EXCURSION FARES.
SiJe Trips     ::     ::     Liberal Stop-Oven.
Your patrona ,e is earnestly solicited.   Literature furnished.
Itineraries arranged.
W. J. QUINLAN, District Put. Afent, Winnipeg, Man.
GRAND   TRUNK   PACIFIC
Pe 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 (ieorge :: Central Fort George
Phono SO Phone T Phone SS
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
BEFORE  BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE ::        PRINCE GEORGE, B. &
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