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 jWUTHFORl GEORGE. B. C., SATURDAY, JANURARY 16th, 1915.
Mass Meeting On Incorporation
e\s advertised throughout
Prince George and Fort (ieorge,
a mass meeting was held on
j I, sday night at the Princess
Theatre on Third Avenue to receive the report of the Joint
Committee on Incorporation.
Smilh Fort George did not at-
tend, having withdrawn from
the movement at a previous mass
meeting held in South Fort
i leorge. What South Fort George
people did attend were there as
property owners in Prince
George, but took no part in the
debate, either directly or indi-
rec.ly. The meeting and dis-
cussion was entirely a Prince
George - Fort George affair.
Mr. Perry as chairman of the
Joint Committee of Fifteen took
the chair and introduced John
A. Fraser, Member of the Provincial Legislature, who spent
several days in town on his way
tn Victoria. Mr. Fraser made
address of some length and detail relative to Provincial and
Dominion affairs and was well
received.
At the conclusion of Mr. Fra-
ser's remarks, Mr. Perry called
the meeting to order for the
transaction of the business of the
evening, explaining very effectively the reason for the gathering, which was, in accordance
with previous instructions, that
the committee should report
hack to the people on the work
accomplished by the committee.
He announced the withdrawal of
South Fort George from the
movement for incorporation.
Nominations for Chairman resulted in Mr. Daniell Senior being
elected, and the discussion began.
Fort George was conspicuous
in its demands for a larger area
than was first secured in the
previous meetings of the committee and a desire to cut down
the area of Prince George.
At once there was protest of
no uncertain tenor from the
audience, and as the discussion
proceeded, confusion increased.
A regular babel ensued, everybody wanting to talk at once;
speakers were prevented to pro-
ceed with their remarks, and the
interjection of motions and counter motions so mixed up the
whole question that it was early
seen that no possible ground of
common agreement could be
reached.
Mr. Terry submitted a report
of the committee which he admitted was not unanimous, that
all of Prince (ieorge, D. L. 1429
and a larger portion of D. L. 937
and 938 than previously accepted
be the area to incorporate.
Mr. Peters of Fort George secured the platform and under
great difficulty — after the audience got the gist of his motion—
managed to get out that he
wanted only that portion of
Prince George west of Scotia
Street and north of Patricia Ave.
1:1'b Ave. and Fort Street with
]429 and part, of 987 and 938 as
outlined above.
Other speakers from Fort
George in support of Mr. Peters'
motion in whole or in amended
form were Messrs. Shearer, J. H.
Johnson, Bell, Scott, Homfeld
and Burden.
The speakers from Prince
'ieorge were Messrs. Armstrong,
Stewart, Daniell, Jr., Matthie.
They were practically unanimous
1111 an area to include only the
Prince George townsite except
ftl)out GO blocks on the west and
southwest portion, und also
'caving out the southerly portion
1,1 the Millar Division, consisting
"r ~0 blocks. They followed as
p-msely as possible the recommendations of Col. Thomson, the
n°ted expert on municipal plan-
ning sent here early in the sea-
Hnn by Attorney General  Bow-
sen These . recommendations
limited the area as much as possible to the immediate requirements of the district that could
be developed with the least burden on the people. In fact, the
only real arguments presented at
the meeting based on sound advice and business precepts were
those put forth by the Prince
George advocates. Fort George
seemed to have no other desire
but to get in as much territory
as possible without regard to the
wisdom or economic results and
advantages to be attained.
The meeting was a sore disappointment to the votaries of
harmony and the best interests
of the entire area. South Fort
George had hoped that by withdrawing voluntarily it would
simplify the question; but this
seems to have embued the people
from the west end of the town
with a greater desire to grab all
the advantage the position offered, in their desire for ruling at
any cost, if advantage there
might be. Many of the wisest
business heads in the section,
however, think Fort George is
making a mistake from every
angle to seek inclusion at this
time. From the speculative point
of view, an advantage might be
gained by the sale of lots in an
incorporated section; but in the
end disaster can but follow such
a course.
At half past ten, after more
than two hours of disorder, the
meeting was adjourned to Wednesday night, when it was well
understood that Fort George and
Prince George should again meet
and no one be admitted but could
show credentials of having an
interest in the property to be
incorporated.
On Wednesday afternoon, however, the Fort George people
met by themselves and decided
they would stay away from the
meeting. The Joint Committee
also met in Fort (leorge in executive session and tried to reach
an agreement, but it was useless. Mr. Perry, the chairman,
labored earnestly to do the fair
thing, but was prevented by his
colleagues who would not listen.
When the meeting assembled
Wednesday night and it was
learned that Fort George was to
stay out, there was not much
surprise. The theatre was comfortably filled with about 250
persons, It, was not the first
time Fort (ieorge had refused to
play wh '_ they could not rule.
H. I. Murdoff being elected to
the chair and (i. H. Outram Secretary, Mr. Armstrong made the
following report:
"The Incorporation Committee of
Prinee George were notified lhat morning that a meeting of the Joint Incorporation Committee was to be held in
Fort George at 1:30 p.m. The Committee therefore went to Fort George.
The matter of boundaries wns again
taken up, and Fort Georgo stood solid
for the boundary an shown on their
map of the previous evening, while the
Prince George Committee who wore
present with one exception, refused to
accept their boundaries. The meeting
was therefore at a deadlock, which
meant that we must dissolvo or withdraw from the Joint Committee, We
must give Mr. Perry due credit that he
acted very fairly in the matter and
informed the I'rince George Committee
that if they desired to withdraw he
would accept the resignation and resign
the Chair. lie would inform Mr. Dowser nf his action and would hand a copy
of the letters to this Committee. The
other members of the Fort George
j Committee did not tgree with Mr.
| ferry and claimed they would still net
and continue to be the recognized Incorporation Committee. We advised
them that wo would report lo the meeting at Prince George tonight and if they
requested us to withdraw from the
Joint Committee we would depend on
Mr. Perry's promise to Inform the
Attorney General that tho Joint Incorporation Committee had been dissolved."
Mr. Armstrong moved that I'rince
George proceed to apply for Incorporation of Prince George alone, and that
$3 PER ANNUM
Neither Enough Men
Nor Guns in States.
Murder at Chief Lake.
Washington. — Representative
[(iardner, urging his proposal to
investigate the military preparedness of the nation, told the house
committee that the entire field
army, militia, regulars and all of
the United States, would just
about garrison Paris, and the
United States to-day owns little
more than half of the number of
guns Russia had at the battle of
Mukden.
Mr. (iardner had a series of
lively passages with members of
the committee which he arraigned
for not summoning Majors-
General Wood and Crozier to get
their views on preparedness.
He quoted figures to show that
the combined forces of regulars
and national guardsmen would
form a battle-line 65 miles long,
two-thirds of the way around
Greater New York, and that compared with European nations, the
equipment of field guns of the
United States army was negligible
Mr. Gardner said he understood
a confidential report at the war
department from one of the observers in Europe said some of
the French field guns shot away
500 or 600 rounds in a day.
Eight American field guns, he
said, could shoot away ammunition as fast as government arsenals could make it. Secretary
Garrison, he said, had directed
army officers not to volunteer any
statements, and that he doubtless
was acting in sympathy with the
"White House" ideas.
John A. Fraser, Member
of Provincial Parliament ^^^^^^_^^^^_^^^^^^^_
Visits South Fort George Body of Job Vermilion, Rancher, thrown into Gulch
Prompt Action of Police Department apprehends
alleged Murderer.
the area to be incorporated be commencing at a point at the intersection of
Taylor and Eberts Streets, on the west
bank of the Fraser River, thence west
to Stratford Street, thence south to
Ellison Street, thence west to Kootenay
Street, thence north along Kootenay
Street, along Winnipeg, west or. Princess Street, thence north on Edmonton
Street, north on Lethbridge Street,
Laurier Crescent, along Watrous and
Walnut Streets, to the south bank of
the Nechaco River, following the south
bank of the Nechaco River to the west
bank of the Fraser River, thence south
along the west bank of the Fraser
River to the point of commencement.
Seconded by Mr. Cook. " I take very
much pleasure in seconding Mr. Armstrongs motion. Although a resident
of South Fort George, I am interested
in a couple of companies doing business ■
in Prince George, and as this !>rea now
stands, wc have a chance to get busy
and centralize at one point. Before
Prince George came in the Iwo towns
of South nnd Central were always J
lighting. Hut now we have our chance
to make one town. Our chance is before us now and that is to get Hammond out of this fighting game. He
has a great many reasons for not
wanting the incorporation of Prince
George alone. He would like Fort
George included and then he could publish in all the newspapers that Fort
George had become the incorporated
lown. People would then make payments on lots they had long decided to
drop, and he would be able to re-sell
the lots that have again fallen into his
hands. All this has been wanted to
further the interest of Hammond. I
am looking for I'rince George to become one big central point, as it is
now well started.''
A standing vote was then taken on
the motion, Mr. Armstrong and Mr.
Hunter counting the votes, resulting as
follows:
181 for incorporation,
14 against.
9 votes were later added, making
190 in favor of ehe Armstrong
resolution.
Mr. Daniell Jr. pointed out that in
the map produced by Mr. Armstrong
all the business and revenue producing
property had been included besides providing for a good portion of cheap residential property. He was pleased to
see thnt the citizens of Prince George
had come to see it in the right light,
and had dropped the sentiments and
phases of the question which had really
nothing whatever to do with the mutter
at the present time. All parts of the
town have been well provided for the
future, and such portions of Millar and
West End sections, which are not
revenue producing, have been dropped
out until we have the satisfaction of
knowing it will pay the town to bring
in within the incorporated area.
"We know well that the Railway
(concluded on last page)
Mr. John A. Fraser, Member of
Provincial Parliament, spent four
days in town this week on his
way from Quesnel to Victoria, to
attend the Legislative Session to
open at Victoria, January 21st.
Mr. Fraser was given a hearty
reception throughout the district
and took the opportunity of look-
ingover the various requirements
of the section. Many plans were
presented to Mr. Fraser for his
assistance in securing legislation
for the Fort (ieorge district by
the citizens and various organiz-
| ations. Among the most important being the Land Scheme previously set forth in detail in these
columns, the Station Site and
Incorporation matters. Road improvements came in for a large
share of the discussion. It is believed by the people that as a
result of the visit of Ministers
Bowser, Ross, and Taylor, last
summer that the Government
Will this year pay more attention
to the requirements of the dis
trict in these various mattters
especially that of roads and land
development.
Mr. Bowser himself admitted
when here that the time was ripe
for greater development than
heretofore. The money spent in
other portions of the Province
had without doubt developed
those portions far ahead of this
section. Up to last year the lack
of tranportation may have given
good reason for the small amount
of funds set aside for work in
this country, but from now on,
what funds are appropriated or
available should be apportioned
and the Fort Geoge district get
its larger share in lieu of the
necessities and the backwardness
of past appropriations and development.
This is to the interest of the
Province and the Government as
much as to the local towns thru-
out the district from which the
Government has derived a large
revenue in the sale of lots, timber
licenses, royalties, etc. Fort
(leorge district is entitled at this
time to a great deal of consideration from Victoria.
Mr. Fraser addressed the meeting Tuesday night at the Princess
Theatre, Third Avenue, assuring
the people he would put forth his
best efforts, at the same time
pointing out the needs of the
hour in economy, attention to
business and care of all resources.
That the first duty of the country
was the preservation of the Empire. Mr. Fraser left for the
west Wednesday night, and will
stop over at Vanderhoof.
Vancouver. Jan, 15th.—Louis
D. Taylor, editor of the Vancouver World, was elected yesterday
Mayor of Vancouver by about
1000 majority. Mayor Taylor
previously served two consecutive terms as Mayor in 1910 and
1911,
If the Germans do get to London,
they will, if they have no better luck
than the pedestrians, be annihilated by
the omnibuses.
What promises to disclose one
of the foulest murders ever perpetrated in the interior of British
Columbia was committed at Chief
Lake, north of the Nechaco
River, last Wednesday week,
January 6th, when Job Vermilion, rancher, was reported murdered and his body thrown into
a gulch by Fritz van Deusen, a
fellow rancher.
On Monday the Ilth, about 4
o'clock in the afternoon, two settlers from the Chief Lakp section
reported to Chief Constable Dun
woody at the Provincial Police
station, South Fort George, that
a murder had apparently taken
place in their section. Ihey
were Charles von Somers and
Paul Miichie, commonly known
as Micky. They told the following tale:
On Wednesday afternoon, the
6th, Fritz van Deusen appeared
at their ranch and stayed all
night. He changed his clothes
there and on Thursday morning
started for town, saying he was
going for the mail in which he
expected a registered letter. Not
suspecting anything wrong,
Mickey and Somers thought
nothing of the matter, it being
a common custom for settlers to
visit and stop with each other
throughout the country.
On Saturday, Mickey, while
out trapping and hunting, stopped at the cabin of van Deusen
and Vermilion and found all
strangely quiet. Their dead dog
lay near the cabin. Entering the
cabin, he was confronted with a
pool of blood on the floor, and
no Vermilion about. Becoming
alarmed, Mickey returned to his
own cabin three miles distant
and acquainted his partner with
the circumstances. They decided to set out for town and advise
with the police authorities.
Chief Dun woody, after hearing
their story,  detailed  Assistant
Chief McGuffie to the case who,
with a general description of van
Deusen started out to scour the
country,  at the same time advising all constables in the district by phone of the affair and
to be on   the lookout  for van
Deusen.     Mr.   Dunwoody   felt
that here was a crime that demanded the best of his experience, and nothing must be left
uncovered to catch his man. Van j
Deusen, he felt sure, knew some-1
thing about the matter and the
question was to find him.   He,
might have  left town,   by the
Saturday or Sunday trains,  hav-'
ing had   several days start of j
the police.
The task was not an easy one
to which he had been set. Prince
George was scoured from one
end to the other as containing
the best hiding places for a
fugitive. After searching in
various places, the chief and his
assistant approached a rooming
house or semi hotel on Sixth
Ave., east i f George Street, a
short distance from the King
George    I' and    peering
through   ' I > vs.   located
his man cool, playing cards in
the midst of several associates.
Van Dcu' "d   the  chief's
eyesmei, stinctiveiy the
officer k bad  the ritrht
man.   In   wa s
ken to Police Headquarter.-,
where after much grilling van
Deusen confessed that he had
killed Vermilion and had dragged
his body about fifty rods from
the cabin into a gulch. He stated that he had killed by accident. It is known, however,
that he had several times quarreled with Vermilion, and it is
supposed that underneath the
surface the Police Department
will unearth a deeper motive for
the deed.
Chief Dunwoody and Assistant
Chief McGuffie with Constable
MacKenzie started out to Chief
Lake Tuesday morning to examine the scene and secure the
body. Traveling 14 miles by
sleigh and tramping four miles
by survey lines brought them to
the men's cabin. The body was
found as described by van Deusen, but it had been carefully
buried and was covered with
about six inches of snow. Evidently the body was still warm
when disposed of, as the snow
had melted about it. After examining the surroundings and
taking such evidence as was to
be found, the party returned to
town, bringing the body by pack
horse to the point where the
sleigh had been abandoned, and
then by sleigh back to town.
Dr. Ewert of Fort George performed an autopsy on the body
on Thursday. The cause of death
was given as a rifle shot wound
entering the right side in the
back, passing through the body
directly through the heart and
out at the left side front.
A coroners jury with Jack
Robarts as foreman was empaneled and investigated the case
Thursday and Friday. Van Deu-
son was held for trial and will be
taken to Kamloops Sunday.
The victim was a native of
Holland and is well spoken of by
everybody who knew him. His
father is City Clerk of the City
of Amsterdam, Holland.
New Tunnel Record
Further continental as well as
world's records for tunnel-boring
have been hung up by Messrs.
Foley Bros., Welch and Stewart,
contractors on the Rogers Pass
tunnelling scheme for the C. P.
R. Last month the previous
record of 817 feet in thirty days
was exceeded Ly driving 852 feet
of the "pioneer" heading.   The
pioneer" is a small shaft bored
parallel with the main tunnel.
The previous record for tunnelling operations stood at 810
feet in a month of 31 days, so
that the present achievement of
the contractors is a noteworthy
one.
The new record established is
more than 200 feet in excess of
the American record for similar
work. The former Canadian
record was made when the C. N.
R. tunnel was being bored at
Montreal. An average of 27 1-2
feet of rock was excavated per
day last month on the central
heading, nearly half a foot more
than in November,
Uonslderab j more than two
miles of the preliminary shaft
has been driven from both sides
of Mount Macdonald, one of the
principal peaks in the Selkirk
range. A large portion of the
tunnel, which will be wide
enough for double tracks, has
been finished read* for traffic.
The ace Iwari of spci u awing the past ;• .ii'»nths will, it
is expected, enable the contractors to complete the tunnel well
ahead of scheduled time. The
passage, which will be five miles
long, wnl bo thi largest railway
bore on the continent. The terms
of the firm's agreement with the
C.P.R. call for the passage being
ready for traffic by the end of
1916. It is expected that it will
be done by the summer of next
year.
Our three sources of news—official
unofficial and Hun-official. cvn.ru    eaA'l ijtttiAI    .lieen.M.M,   eee
Office in South Foiit Cl:
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SATL'KHAY.   JANUARY,    16th,
Support Your Home Paper.
in
j lie ui'film  "i    iun iiiuiije — uic I
dream of the Government — is
: shattered. I ncorporation of three j
discordant dements has gone the
j way of all attempts to reconcile
'the irreconcilable.    The day is
not yet when Fort George can
harmonize with Prince George or
i South Fort George.   The influ-
I ence of a Hammond is too potent
j for evil and the stirring of con-
| stand-strife to think of mixing
it with its neighbors.
South Fort George early realized the futility of bringing
incorporation matters to a satisfactory conclusion and voluntar-
i ui I  ucui 5c I/IOU IVl
1 he Herald is called upon to
record in this weeks issue a murder in the Fort George District.
Unpleasant duty though it may
be, we are reminded that notwithstanding the character of
the population that usually follows railroad construction work,
■ this district has been singularly
I free  of desperate   crimes and
! criminals.   No doubt the criminals have been among the thousands that have visited the district in the past few years; but
this is only the second murder,
South Fort (ieorge people have voted to stand alone and not go
into Incorporation at this time.   This action is tbe best possible I meadJing.
thing that could have been taken under present circumstances.   It j George resident  spoke  or
will mean the saving of financial resources to a time when  inelu- janything: to say
sion in incorporation, or incorporation as 11 separate municipality
lily withdrew.    Tuesdays  mass.     ,    ,        .      ,
meeting was  a  purely   Prince; and other cr.mesjiave been of a
(leorge - Fort  George  matter.!petty
This time Fort George could not
accuse South  Fort   Ceorge  of
the result?
Not a South   Fort
had
And what was
e depression and disturbance of whelmed by numbers and realiz- \ .^ of t)ioge characters
I resumption of Canada's prosper-; ing that they were in the minor-1 ^ {hQ imct wjth ftny ,
ity, put forth every possible
obstruction and prevented any
decision.      The   meeting   was
will secure the better results to the dislrict as a whole.   Our bur-1    FortGeorge,  hopelessly over-
dens will be lighter during th
reconstruction after the war, and
ity. Meantime our people should find strength in supporting the
Home Paper with their advertising, their job printing and their
subscriptions. Every little helps; everybody can do a little, We
not only wil! support South Fort George, but it is our salvation to I adjourned to Wednesday night
support Prince Ceorge, and we will do that. It also behooves us j amidst confusion and a bitterness
to support all Land Improvement plans, for the town cannot (of feeling that has never before
PROSPER if our farm lands are not prosperous. j in the history of the district ta
it is necessary more than ever that South Fort George be 1 ken such a public character,
represented the wide world over, and the Herald is the only medi- No one was surprised there
urn. It is necessary that Prince George be advertised the wide
world over, and the Herald will do its share. But it takes support
financially to pay wages, and material to keep it going. Therefore,
let everybody help in the good work. Subscribe for the Herald;
advertise in it; give it your job printing; write for it.   Do it NOW.
INSURANCE.
fore on Wednesday night to find
that the Fort George element
had refused to attend and were
conspicuous by their absence.
They in effect said: "If we cannot run the show, if you won't
do as we say, we refuse to play."
We hope the Attorney General
has now had a sufficient object
lesson of trying to force the people of this district to agree and
will leave us alone to find our
own position and not try to har
.1 mai it were Deuer to noiu to; out WCIt- euuu U11U we" »'«"u; um
What the country needs is an in- he has not had the opportunity
and conscientiously report on all \ * deal *    ^ T^'-H
,, .11 .' become thoroughly familiar with
will ever be at work to prevent
amalgamating these towns until
Gradually insurance on undesirable property in the
Fort George District is being cancelled. We learn that
some properties have been ordered cancelled by Companies'
representatives, or agents will lose their companies.   This '■ monize where harmony is impos-
is as it should be.   Possibly some mistakes will be made:sible.   We believe his intentions
and insurance cancelled that it were better to hold to; but | were good and well meant; but
it is a healthful sign,
spectorwho will visit
property over-insured, all venturesome risks, and weed | them and his own prestige is
the undesirable from the safe and reasonable. There can; hurt in trying to settle differen-
be no excuse in insuring a building or stock for a greater Ices that cannot be settled. There
amount than what it can be produced or replaced for. In'is that insidious, damning influ-
the Fort George District there are pieces of property that ence constantly at work, and
were built in the days when materials were on a 25 to 50
per cent higher basis than to-day, and the owners seem to
think they should carry insurance and receive re-imburse- the Hammond influence is for-
ment on the basis of the first cost. This but adds to the Jever dead-
risk of the Insurance Companies, which they themselves I The people of Fort George, we
have in their own hands to correct, and it serves them are informed, turned against
right if having received premiums and accepted insurance their own member of the com-
they have to pay when a loss occurs. \ mittee,   the chairman    of the
On the other hand, it is a menace to the honorable, Joint Incorporation Committee,
square and upright business man, who aims to carry in-, because he dared to display insurance for a safeguard against accident and possibilities dependence and tried to be fair
beyond the control of human effort, who sees to it that,and just to all the committee,
every precaution is taken to safeguard their property. I And at that it is the fine hand of
But to accept over-insurance is to invite carelessness on' Hammond that is recognized in
the part of the insured, for in that case he puts all the; what has happened, for we have
responsibility up to the Insurance Company and accepts' talked with Fort George people
none for himselt. ' j who are not satisfied with in-
ln every community, moreover, there is the unde- corporation at this time and who
sirable fly-by-night adventurer who cannot be eliminated, are not in sympathy with the
who has not the community's interest or welfare at heart;
and when business depression sets in, or he finds that his
business is not paying as well as he expected, he gets
careless — if not worse — and is a menace to the town j town in the greater city, and are
and his honest neighbor. The lire wardens, business men!in favor of the smaller area to
and insurance companies owe it to themselves in a district | start with for a year or two.
like this to insist on people of this calibre being barred; The FortGeorge section not
from insurance or insurance greater than the circumstan- \ appearing at Wednesday's meet-
ces warrant. j ing, the action taken by Prince
And the insurance agent should himself see to it that George in adopting a reduced
he does not err in this respect. Too great a regard for: area inside the Prince George
commissions and too little for the community's welfare;townsite proper, leaving out a
does not bring lasting success to the agent; disputes and! portion of the southern and west-
wranglings result in case of loss, and in the end the sub-jern area, following as near as
stantial risks seek the best, safest and most reliable agent' possible the suggestions of Col.
nature. The fear of the
aw has been driven into the
hearts of the most desperately
inclined by the severe punishment meted out by Government
Agent Heme sitting as magistrate, and the prompt action of
Chief Dunwoody in bringing to
court and nipping in the bud all
who
any intention of tearing things up, as one
gang intended to do last year.
The district in consequence of
the thoroughness of the measures
thus taken by these two Government officers has been singularly
safe and free from crime to all
our citizens. No frontier town
has ever had a cleaner record
than the Fort George District in
this respect.
The quickness with which the
Police Department have handled
the present case is an added
safeguard to retard the spread
of further occasions of this nature and make the populace feel
and know they are not safe in
perpetrating acts against their
fellow man, and that it were
better to be law abiding than
otherwise,
_V±*.R\L1M.&
FOR   INFORMATION   REGARDING   THE   BEST
AGRICULTURAL   LANDS   IN   THE
DISTRICT,   CALL  ON
OR WRITE
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 16. PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
L. R. WALKER. General Aeent.
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.
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EXCELLENT CUISINE
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Hontblj aad weekly rata* •■ application
BMt of wln«ej,
L .uon and cl.Mi
Albert Johnson, rro.
nent, from evepy source of information obtainable, and the
great majority of our people is
against a larger area than that
selected Wednesday night.
With Fort George voluntarily
refusing to further consider the
matter with Prince George and
staying away from a public meeting, thereby admitting in most
plain terms that they are the
smaller element of the district,
plainly getting smaller every day,
there should be no further excuse
necessary to the government to
go ahead and give the majority
of the people what they want.
We have said most emphatically
in South Fort George we do not
want incorporation. The larger
and most important element of
the district have declared emphatically they want incorporation alone, and will not have it,
and do not want it, unless they
can get it alone.
Just Stop and TM
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.
Hammond following. They, like
South Fort George, believe the
time has not come to include the
Thomson, the Government engineer who has had such wide
experience, was inevitable. Likewise the dissolving of the original committee of fifteen, auto
who writes insurance wisely ancl settles on the same basis
The time is ripe for reform.   The great majority of
business men in this section are on the square; the Insurance Companies should be made to understand this and
should see to it that the honest business man is protected
from the undesirable, so that when he is burned out by! matically, and the committee of
pure accident, he may not be classed with the dishonest, [five of Prince (ieorge (South
Insure the man, as much, if not more than the property' Fort George having previously
and the location. withdrawn) and the election of
What does it profit a conservative business man to a new committee of eleven to
insure his property to a reasonable basis, if next to him is prepare and place before the
allowed a tire-trap, over insured? His protection does him Government their plans and pe-
no good. He will be burned out anyway. He does not want tition for incorporation alone of
to, but he will. He is in danger, not from himself, but the a reduced area, brings ihe sane
other fellow. And these lire traps are all too common, land reasonable solution of the
and severe measures are necessary to their elimination, j question. South Fort George
The time has come to insist on protection in the best sense ■ and Fort George will in due time:
"the word. Support the authorities and help them in be included; but the best advice j
O"1, 'from every city on the conti-!
ARE YOU AFRAID
t>
That your competitor will get ahead of you ? He surely will
if you don't keep your name before the people, and let them s
know what you have for sale. You'll admit that it isn't
very pleasant, searching for the article one wants, in store
windows this kind of weather, therefore the buyer of to-day
wants to see the kind and price of goods for disposal in
plain figures on paper.
TO
accomplish this, isn't a big task, and it costs very little—A
thousand handbills 12 x 9 inches would cost you only $6.25,
and these properly and regularly distributed would work
wonders, besides lifting you out of the rut of ordinary tradesmen. Perhaps you have forgotten the old motto, "All who
approach the door of success will find it labelled PUSH,"
so why not push your way to the Herald Office and
ADVERTISE? Strong condemnation of the
scheme of business and management of the Canadian Home Investment Company was made by
Chief Justice Hunter at Vancouver last week in ordering a
winding-up of the company under the provisional liquidators hip
of Mr. J. G. Forrester, manager
of the Standard Trusts Company.
"It i.s apparent this company
is in u hopelessly insolvent condition, and further that it is dishonestly insolvent. A more
rotten case was never brought
into court. This concern was
obviously designed to swindle
those people who put their savings into it. There should be a
law reaching this class of company, It is a swindle from beginning to end," said the Chief
Justice.
"It is a crime of the meanest
kind," added Mr. Joseph Martin,
K. ('., who appeared in the case
on behalf of the petitioning contract holders. "It has been
preying on the poorest classes of
the community, on people who
could only save the $6 per month
to buy these contracts."
Explaining the business of the
company, Mr. Martin said it consisted in the sale of contracts
calling for payments of $6 a
month. Of this sum 84.75 was
to be paid into a trust fund and
$1,25 went to the company for
expenses. The contract holder
had the option of surrendering
his contract for a cash value or
of taking his turn in getting a
loan of $1000 at 5 per cent when
sufficient funds stood to the credit of the series he had bought a
contract in, Financial difficulties were encountered, and on
June 3 the auditors of the Dominion Trust Company, which
was then acting as trustee for
the company, gave a report
showing that the company had
serious shortages.
"These companies have been
flourishing in all parts of the
world, particularly in the United
States," said Mr. Martin. "They
all depend on monies coming in
from new contract purchasers.
When the stream of suckers
stops then the company must
stop. One company, the National Mercantile Company, was | German publi
recently stopped here by the
postal authorities after it had
been drummed out of the States
and the directors made the subject of criminal proceediugs. In
the case of the C. H. I, the
auditors' report   shows  that  a
rectors."
"The statement shows that the
company had issued $717,0001
worth of shares, but only $21,600
had been paid in cash. This was \
its entire working capital on
which it did about a million dollars' worth of business. One of |
the agreements shows that the j
general manager, W. J. King, in I
addition to a salary of $300 per!
month, was to get 200 share . I
On March 13 certain agreements j
were reminded and instead King;
got $20,000 for his services and I
J. G. Miller and Norman Helm-'
cken got $24,000 for theirs."
Mr. Martin stated that the
auditors in their report on the
scheme stated that it would take
over fifty years before all the
contract-holders could be paid
out, and there was a present
deficit of S95,706. Out of the
trust funds, Mr. Martin stated,
the directors had made a loan of
$45,000 to the Alpha Investment
Corporation, a company composed of the CH.I. directors under
another name.
Mr. Martin said he would not
go so far as to say that the company was a swindle from beginning to end, and thought the company would be able to pay the
petitioner, Henry Hobson, if it
had not been for the action of
the directors in stealing this
$105,000. "They had to make a
payment of $2.">,000," continued
Mr. Martin, "to enable them to
do business in the Province of
Nova Scotia. They had only
$21,600 capital to start with and
this had been lost, so they decided to steal the $25,000 from
the contract holder's fund. That
deposit should have been paid
out of capital, not with the contract holders' trust money.
"At the time the $45,000 was
'loaned' to the Alpha Company,
there were forty-six loans calling
for payments, or $46,000 due the
contract holders, the first of
whom can i.ot now be paid for
two years."
The above illustration shows one of Britain's gallant airmen and
his machine. These fellows are doing most efficient work at the
front, and risking their lives, as they do, for King and country,
is a credit to the " Bull-dog Breed."
The Long Reach of the Navy.
ie Germans never
excuses for their
FJISTRE .SING us ure the circum-lbo negligible. Tl
stances of the raid upon the'weary of coining
East coast towns of England, it must breach of faith in invading Belgium.
be carefully borne in mind that such They piously assert that they were
excursions have no military signrfi-1driven by the pressure of life and
cance. The Germans have outraged death emergency to do something
the canon of civilisation as embodied'from  which   their   souls   recoiled.
in the Hague Convention to which
they are parties by bombarding open
towns like Scarborough and Whitby.
They have slain   helples;
batants, and  then  thev
They tore up the ".Scrap of Taper"
they admit, but there  was no compulsion, however, upon them to tear
non-com- up the Hague Convention, as they
ran away, did in bombarding Scarborough and
The  plotter  makes  plans,   but the
plodder carrlea them out.
All Not Going Well
Their (light reduces the whole affair Whitby. There was no strangling
to its true perspective, The German pressure threatened from any quar-
High-Seas Fleet dare not show itself ier which could be relieved by slay-
in the open for a stand-up fight with ing helpless civilians living their
British ships, hut in default of being lives in undefended coast pleasure
able to do so tries to terrorise the'resorts. It was simply that blood
British public by firing on peaceful; was wanted  in  Berlin, and  Berlin
January 1st,
1913.
Vlrfory follows
the flag.
We wish you health, and wish you wealth,
Arid many a merry day,
And a happy heart to play the part
On the great highway.
Piuneer
Manufacturers
of
Lumber.
Phone 1
Prion Georee
FORT GEORGE TRADING
AND
4pP u«mi «4>
r c. McElroy, Mnnnger        ^
Pioneer
Operators
of
Steamuoats,
Phone 11
South Fort Georgt
Domestic Coal
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially
sifted for domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Keady
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
towns and murdering innocent should have it.
women and children. Germany has How different is such a vandal
not yet taken the true measure of j adventure from that of B 11 in tbe
Hie'British people if it thinks that' Dardanelles! Though tbe battleship
such dastardly measures will effect I sunk was an old one, it was one of
their purpose.    The  British people'the best at the disposal of the Sultan.
Ils place as a guardship can only be
filled by detaching one of the small
sea-going squadron which occasionally sallies forth to harry the shores
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all kinds and sizts for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
"GURNEY STOVES." Our PRICES
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
LOOK UP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO, LTD.
W. F. COOKE, Pres.
RUSSELL PEDEN,  .«-!•_«.
g. e. Mclaughlin, skkiuj
understand that given an unscrupulous foe it is impossible to protect
every yard  of the east  coast with
  Ibattleships  without  modifying the
Gradually it is dawning upon the main strategical plans which are de-
meet the large ancl urgent
problems of the hour. The
THE CHURCHES
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Kvery Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
.Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
7:30.
that the tales disseminated with so much assiduity
by the Press ahout the' overwelnhng
success of German arms in every
quarter are fairy tales, and nothing
more. Certainly they have revised
their estimates of the prowess of the
British soldier with a vengeance-.
"That the British hirelings arc
brave fellows," says one of their
papers, "we know hut too well.
They stand head and shoulders|Admin,
above the cowardly and cunning
diplomats of their country. Daily |elles' T],ese hv0 P^ces are thou-
our warriors find themselves oppos-M3 °f "dies apan. Ami in the
ed to adversaries whom tho liveliest M1^' sPan seprating them they
deadliest torrent of typify the long reach of the British
,n,]v ,,1,10Xavy.   Thai   reach  is no less than
(I,,,! 'tin- girdle of the earth, and we may
signed te
aiid vita
naval plans will not hi- modified.
The Navy is doing its work magnificently, so magnificently tbat il has
reduced the enemy to a mood of
desperation in which an atrocious
crime was recklessly and deliberately
perpetrated. It was the best answer
il seems, which Germany could
make to the gallant achievements of
BEFORE BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH  FORT GEORGE
PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
1   Slurdce   in   the   South
.,, I Atlantic and to lili in the Dardan-
rille  lire,  thc
shrapnel and shells an
to alarm.   (Ine   must
scare
admit
Presbyterian  Church
Rov, A. C. Justice,    pastor,
Services:     11 n. in. and   7.30'
I1- in. Gospel service.
11 a, m.~The Minister,
7.30 p. m. The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Minister.
he certain as that light follows darkness lhal a heavy reckoning will le.'
exacted from Germany for the destruction  so wantonly and brutally
J. F.   CAMPBELL
CIVIL ENGINEER
Brlllih Columbia  Land Surveyor
Land Anent       Timber Cruiser
Representing GORE & MCGREGOR, Limited
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH
FORT GEORGE. B. C.
this is a foe, who,   from  a military
standpoint, deserves the highest re-
sp eel.     Wc have the   hest   army ill
(he world- -mi that we  are entitled .
,o pride ourselves;   hut  tbat.is noMicted "P°n :l" Innocent popula-
reason why we should lose sight of "ol1
the fact that  in  many   respect
HARRY M. BURNETT
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office:
Corner Vancouver ond Eighth Streets,
I'RINCE GEORGE, B. C.
FwtSemgo. B.C. Victoria, B.C.
''■ I .Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nolieon, B.C., A. H. Giron, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineer*, Donlwon & B. C. Land Surveyor!
■iurvoyu of Lande, Mines, Towneltol, Timber
«  Llmlte, Ete.
ii many respects we
have much to learn from the British
methods of warfare. In many practical respects, particularly those relating to clothing, the treatment of
wounded, and the technique of the
intelligence department, the Britons
are our superiors. The aerial department, too, appears to he excellently organised. Not a day passes,
without from five to ton airmen
make reconnaissances of our positions, whereas the German aviators
are very rarely seen. In particular
the British have shown an admirable power of adaption in bringing
to bear on the vastly different European conditions, the experiences they
have gained in colonial campaigns.
On our side, on the contray, amid
tbe most magnificent heroism of our
men, there prevails a rigidity, a
scorn of adaptability to circumstances, thai endangers the attainment of those objects for which we
are all making such big sacrifices,
The main motive of the Germans
is to draw the Grand Fleet into a
mine - prepared urea, and thereby
enter upon lhe campaign of "attrition. * which is their only possible
chance of success. The British fleet
is safe from all their attacks; it is
ready and waiting for the time to
strike; it is slowly strangling the
enemy, and the strategy which dictates its strength and position, will
not be altered by raids on defenceless coast towns. Night and day for
long and weary months the Grand
Fleet has been at its post, and at its
post it will remain until that task
is well and truly accomplished, as
thc whole nation knows it will he
when the appointed hour comes.
Not only has the German raid failed
in its purpose, but by bringing home
to the country the unmitigated barbarism of our foes, new Jspirit will
lie infused into the war and a new
stimulus given to recruiting. Nor
will the effect upon foreign countries
of the Black  Sea.    To this extent,
therefore, Turkey's maritime activities are  further  weakened.    But of
immensely greater importance than
this purely  material  aspect  of tbe
matter is the moral one.   Kvery circumstance is present  that could enhance the daring character of tlie
deed.    And   to  add   to its glamour
the   Dardanelles   is   the   supreme
theatre for such an operation. Commander Holbrook's deed  reads almost uncannily in Ihe record of obstacles overcome.    Along the ramparts  of the  forts, which are supposed to make the Straits impregnable, the Sultan's sentinels   kept i
constant vigil.   At night the searchlights,   now grown  so familiar to
civilian   eyes,   sweep   the   narrow
waters.    At llu' least sign of hostile
movement the guns would roar from
either shore, raking the   intervening
space with a fire  whieh  no craft
could live above the surface.  If some
sound did alarm the gunners as Bll
crept along, she was too quick for
her enemies. When the guns roared
if they did   roar, she  was already
under the water.    It was under the
water that this amazing voyage attained the climax of wonder.   Five
rows of mines guarded the channel.
These were held in position by anchors and cables, aud  through this
labyrinth of terrors the British craft
with its bull-dog breed and golden-
hearted mariners, had to grope  its
way.   The mine-field once entered,
death lurked above, and below, and
all round.   If the periscope touched
a mine above, if any portion of the
hull touched one of the cables below
the adventure was over, and a shattered submarine and a  little coin-1
pany of dead  men  would  be the.
prize of the greedy, swirling waters, j
But the commander's eye, and hand
md heart were true.    His companions were worthy of their leader. All j
were heroes, an honor to their conn-1
try, and for ever an  inspiration to:
the British   breed.     Through   tlie [
darkness of the  underworld   they:
fought  their  way to  imperishable
glory, and every  man  of them has
impressed his name  on the tablets
of history.
tSg        Go       __.•      A   •     K»
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-00 p. m.
West Bound- Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,. s-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays mil Sundays  6-30 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays nml Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bound- Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Smdays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and M -.; ys 8-30 a.m.
CONNECTIONS AT EDMONTON FROM  ALL  P.iINTS EAST
Travel via the
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
W. J. QUINLAN.
District Pus_e>nK«r Agent,
Winnipeg, Man,
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort George.
HARRV  COUTTS,
PHOHIIITOK.
DRUMMOND A  MoKAY.
Machinists.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. Benefit Dance a Success
The ilmiiv given Friday evening
of this week by the Indies of South
Fnrt George in aid of the Fire De-
Melville G. Brown Giro House-rarty
Oneof the most charming house
partic
iven in the Fort (leorge
Distriet was held at the log cabin
home of Melville G. BrovVn on the
(Concluded from Page One) seemed impossible ns much ns vie have
Company have lo be respected in Vic wished it otherwise. Soul li FortGeorge
toria and I think it is up to ourselves people are vitally interested in the wel-
that we should try and get on with this . fai _ of Prince George, we wish to see
company. They have shown they are ! it succeed, and we believe it will if in-
reasonable people when approached in i corporatecl alone. We hope the (lay will
a reasonable manner. This Prince conic when we can bo included and be-
tleorge Committee have approached thc : come a part of  llie  municipality, but
Railroad  Company asking  if  il   was our people think that although we have ^ u „,,....„,„
I ho, ight advisable locul out portions of, property  and  much   of  it   in   I'rince  is not yd   complete 1,   but   l    s ex    glltlu,ml Itlxa.t lllll. about hit    peer
the  Prince George townsite, whether j George,  in  feci,  South FortGeorge peeled that   n   handsome  K't.'il will ],,],. t0 enjoy  an   evening ot dance
they would agree  to same.   The reply  business men  ancl  residents almost to [)C the result
came hack by wire 'We will  agree  to e a man have large  interests in  Prince
anything that ia suitable to  the people j George, and naturally  would like con-
pnrtment wns another pronounced kyi. South FortGeorge, last Mon-
The financial   statementLj^.   evening,   when   Mr,   Drown
this
Furt
of Prince George.
ditions to be Blieh thut we could be in-
We find that wc are embracing the eluded with advantage at this time, yet
best of this scientifically laid out town- j we recognise that conditions are not
site and the Government cannot well i right for such a step, and we want in-
afford to reject our bill when it is be-1 corporation for our I'rince George in-
fore them." ! terests and no incorporation with Prince
Mr. Armstrong in reply to several; George for our South Fort George in-
questions stated  "Our reasons for not> terests.
taking in thc whole of Prince George
townsite west of the Crescent, was,
that it had been developed only sparsely
and there was little likelihood of rapid
development up there for two or three
years, but at the same time there
would always be sufficient people on it
to demand water, light, sewers, etc.,
anil the City Would not get sufficient
revenue out of it to make it a paying
proposition. Our idea is to take in that
part which will be a paying proposition.
This is a question that we should all be
broad enough to look at without allowing personal feeling to enter into it and
when it comes to an incorporation question, sentiment should be dropped, survey lines should be dropped and nothing
but thut which is a business proposition
be taken in."
Mr. Bradley.-" I think that you will
have no regret that you have endorsed
Mr. Armstrong's map. It has been my
opportunity to talk with several men
who have been vitally interested in the
incorporating of some of the largest
cilies in Western Canada, such as
Winnipeg, Edmonton, etc., and without
exception these men have strongly advised that we keep the area of the city
as small a3 possible. I believe that
when you take in the part you have
agreed on, you have taken in the live
business districl and the part that can
be most easilly supplied with water, i
which means the all important subject, <
lire protection."
Mr. Crawford.-" It seems to ine
that as Prince George people we have
cume to a very wise decision, and it
might not be a little out of place if we
in a few words tiace the history of why
The feature o
dance   kh> the   presence of
George and Prince George people in
goodly numbers.
The hall was tastefully arranged
.xml decorated by the members of
the fire brigades. Kerr's Orchestra
furnished the music. Refreshments,
donated by tho ladies and business
were served at
We believe lhat if Fort George know  houses 01 the  town
their own welfare, that  they would do midnight.
well to voluntarily take the Bame course.
Again  it  has been
demonstrated
Mr. Crawford moved that as the j t]1flt for social gatherings of tlie clia-
South Fort George Committee of five h ^ g jn particu-
had voluntarily withdrawn   from the,        • , i„..,.;i„i,i..
lav is uii(i|ualleil  m us  hospitality
joint committee and  the Fort George, ,        ,
committee of five had refused to attend j nnd free and generous heart eil knut-
this meeting, that therefore the joint ness to everybody by everybody,
committee of fifteen had been automat- The hour of three a.m. arrived
ically dissolved, the  people not having! ^ ^ ^..^ (he „00|. gtm
endorsed their action in mass meeting  ,       . ,
assembled, and .hat in consequence occupied by a large number of dan-
Prince George appoint a committee to cei'S.
draft  proper recommendotion to the e »   *   *
Government to grant  incorporation to
Prince George alone  along the  lines
recommended  by  Mr. Armstrong and
adopted by this gathering."
A Committee of  Eleven was elected
as follows :
J. E. Bradley, Chairman.
Mr. J. IS. Lambert,     Mr. Matthie,
Mr. .1. T. Armstrong,  Mr. McKenzie,
Mr. Daniell .Inr. Mr. N. Gething,
Mr, F. M. Ruggies,     Mr. L. Graham,
Mr. A. H. Hunter.
New Secret Order Organized
The mystic order of the Knight?
and Ladies of the Hound Table and
Big Brown Jog was instituted on
Thursday evening of this week at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. George
McLaughlin. Several candidates
were initialed, Chas. McElroy was
elected   King Arthur  and was also
,  ,    ,,,,,.. i made   a  Knight  of the   Garter;
Judge P. E. \\ ilson. i ° ,       , T
Mr   Murdoir stated in  closing  ".Melville Brown was elected Jason,
have just returned from the Coast, from The latter will  very  soon  make a
| thut town which is known as dead, pilgrimage into California in search
Vancouver.   During  my  visit there I of thc Golden Fleece.
I visited the state of Washinton and 11
learned  that  the Chicago Milwaukee! *   *   *   *   *
and the Southern Pacific Railway will      Mr. Nicliol of the Empress Hotel,
be running into Vancouver in February ; wh0 sustained an injury at the time
e i and that the Chicago Milwaukee have   ,f {[[(. rm,,|t fire whpn the hote] was
applied  for running  rights  over  the  , , ,    ,, , .   .
!„".,.  ,.     , ,.   .      .   ,., .     . | burned to the ground, was operated
Pacific Great Eastern to Prince George, ■
i I was also reading in a recent magazine i on by Doctors Lazier and McSorley
| of a proposition of building a North to
Soulh Railroad, and I might state it is
to run   through   I'rince
George,
Every person present at the second
this meeting to-night.  You will remem-,
ber that South Fort George first made '- "' ,,
application for incorporation alone.   At
one time Mr. Dowser did  say that we, ,,-,_.
i,     . . .        ,       .,    .,       I meeting went away  feeling that after
ceeulil not incorporate unless  the three    „ ,,.,_...       ,.
towns  got  together.   However  some'
people who know a little more about it;
believe we now can  incorporate Prince I
George alone.   Mr. Bowser, no doubt, i
thought at one  time  his  advice good.
all the best results had been obtained.
The previous action of the Grand Trunk
Pacific withdrawing all propositions of
incorporation and their later message
that they would be agreeable to what
the people of Prineie George wish,
points to a happy culmination of the
question.
believing it to be the best at that time,
but since then we must admit that in
the last year there have been vital
changes In conditions.
South Fort George people  met and
realised that with the large  amount of
undeveloped land lying between South i    Wonl was   received  this wee
FortGeorge and Prince George, and'the total destruction   by   lire of
the financial  conditions of the world,
we were not going to get  the benefits
of Incorpordl.ion that we should, there-; .      .
fore we felt that it would be the better j" comPletc '
to withdraw,  and not  hinder  Prince' 	
George with our load.
We have realized  for some time that
last Saturday. Mr. Nichol's many
friends will hope for bis speedy recovery.
* * # * »
The people are again warned
about keeping their chimneys clean.
A fire was narrowly averted this
morning by the fire department,
two chemicals being necessary to
extinguish the blaze. Send for the
Chimney Cleaner at once. A dollar or two may save many dollars,
or the town.
singing and cards. No one was
allowed to feel that there was not
something that they could enjoy to
make a winter night pleasant.
At midnight refreshments were
served and tlie dance continued.
Mr. Kerr and Mr. Condy furnished
the music. The spacious grounds
about the Brown cabin, its brilliantly lighted aspect as one approaches in the expanse of snow,
located on the bluff overlooking the
Fraser River and tlie town — the
best residential portion of South
Fort Georgo — invites the mind to
peer into the future when these
choice spots of our distriet as a
resilience area shall be dotted with
many such homes.
The guests were unanimous in
voting Mr. Brown a splendid host
and extending to him their appreciation of his kindly thoughtfulness
for the evening's pleasure and the
pleasanl memories they earried
with them.
*   *   •   •   *
E. P. Campbell in Hospital is Seattle
Word was received this week that
E. P, Campbell, the popular gro-
eeryman of South Fort George and
Prince George, was taken seriously
ill on his way from Prince Rupert to
Vancouver and the east for a special trip, and had to go to a hospital
in Seattle where an operation was
performed. Mr. Campbell, it will
be remembered, was taken suddenly
ill at home last fall and was operated on by Doctors Lazier and McSorley. The operation was successful, but Mr. Campbell returned to
his business too quickly, and it
is thought the strain was too great
for the weakened parts. His condition is reported favorably.
*****
Robarts Hockey Team Wins
By a score of 4 to 1 the Robarts
Hockey Team won over the Pioneers in a hot game played on the
South Fort George rink, Tuesday
evening last.
The line-up was as follows:
Hotel at Fort Fraser Burned «  » * * *
0f     The many friends of SamGrier-
)10 son,.the popular delivery elerk of
hotel at Fort Fraser.   Nothing was1 Kennedy, Blair <_ Co., who recent-
| saved, building and contents being Us   underwent   an   operation   for
appendicitis, will be glad to learn
j that he is quickly recovering from
' his illness  and   looks forward   to
ln building   for  the  future,   make | ])f.;,iB out in a short tune.
,, . ,     . every day a square-hewn stone, firmly: _._._.    4   «
the elements composing the three towns 8et, Up0n which others may be laid in *   *   *        *
were   irreconcilable.     We   felt  there safety. _ ., .„     ,
_ |    The   Panama   News   Stands on
George Street, Prince George, and
Hamilton Avenue, South Fort
George, have your home newspapers, also magazines, cigars, cigarettes, snuffs and stationery. Newspapers from everywhere. We are
the pioneer news stand, up-to-date
in everything.     Panama News Co.
TAXIDERMIST.
Nine years experience in Taxidermy work in all its branches.
1 never stuff specimens—I mount them on casts from the
natural body.   All my mounts are moth-proof.   I guarantee
satisfaction.   I will buy your furs.
W. D. WANDLING, 3rd Avenue, Prince George, B. C.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL REPAIRING.
Phones
No.
No.
1 SOUTH FORT GEORCK.
IS PRINCE GEOHGE.
Contractors & Builders
NO [WILDING IS TOO LARGE OR TOO S.MALI, TO
RECIEVE OUU CAREFUL ATTENTION
C't Our Euilinuteu Veto of Charge
ii       Jul, Weirk Neatly imi] Promptly Executed
PHONE   26
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
OFFICE
SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIRD STREET
PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE AND SHOP l
THIRD AVENUE EAST
Ice Carnival
Messrs. Thacker & Garvin, ot' the
!Soutii  Tort  Ceorge lee Rink, are
; arranging an Ice Carnival for .Tues-
J tiny night, January 10, to which all
who love the sport of skating should
turnout.   There will lie five prizes
offered:   best dressed   lady;   host
dressed gentleman;   winner of ladies'  race; winner of gentlemen's
race; most original costume; snow-
shoe ran1.
Splendid music will add to the
evening's enjoyment, and the ladies
of the Sunshine Club will serve refreshments. An enjoyable evening
is assured to all comers, and the
admission is only 25 cents.
Pioneers Robarts
Yarzeau        Coal        Thacker
Jermyn Point       Hislion
Boyle Cover       Patterson
Hodge Rover       l.ockhart
Seott Centre      Keefe
Walter Flynn Right       Garvin
Wilfr. Flynn Left Tothill
The Robarts team will be treated
to a Turkey Supper by Manager
Jack Robarts Sunday evening.
#   #   #   #   #
Miss F. M. Maundrell, Graduate
Nurse, is now disengaged.
W. Whittle Asked
to Write His Parents.
Edmonton Journal, January 8th.
Tbe Mayor of Edmonton is in re-
jeeipt of n letter from M. Qranatstein
Tuesday Evening A Sl,f<"' Toronto, asking for in-
  iformation regarding J. \V. Whittle,
Who, when last heard from, was
driving n team for an Edmonton
laundry company. Whittle wrote
to his parents last during the month
of June, 1914, and since then they
have not heard from him,
Whittle, it appears, is engaged to
a young girl in England. She is
ignorant of his whereabouts also,
and through the efforts of a firm in
Bradford, Yorkshire, and another
firm in Leeds, the Toronto firm is
making enquiries through thc chief
magistrate of the city.
If anyone knows the address of
Whittle, or if this should meet his
eye, he is asked to communicate
with his parents and also the girl he
is engaged to.
HOCKEY.
On Sunday, there will bo a big
league match Iietween Soutii and
Central, on the South Rink, Your
presence is earnestly requested, as
it is up to Soutli to win this game
to be in the running.
Pat -Mike, I had a funny dream the
other night. I dreamed that there were
Germans in Heaven. My, but a man
will dream some foolish things when
he's drunk I
KENNEDY BLAIR & CO. LTD.
KENNEDY BLAIR ft CO. LTD.
January Specials
in the Boot & Shoe
Department
OR the balance of this month we arc offering special prices in till our linos of High-
Grade Men's Boots and Shoes, in order to reduce our very heavy stock. Below we mention
a few lines, all made by the best Canadian
manufacturers.
Slaters  Vici Kid  Blucher Cut,  cushion soli
regularly at G.50, our price -
Slaters Vici  Kid  blucher
Special for January
cut.  regular price 5.50,
Ames Holden Co.—A splendid line in Box Calf,
blucher cut, wet-proof sole, reg. at 5.50, now   $3.70
Ames Holden Co. Tan Calf, blucher cut, extra dry
shod, regular G.25, our price       -       -       -   $1.15
Slaters Willow Calf, rubberless sole. Regular at
7.00, sale price 84.70
Ames Holden Co.—Fine line in Box Calf, visolized
sole, a very seasonable shoe, selling regularly for
7.25. This shoe can be worn in the worst weather
without Rubbers.  Extra special price -       -   $4.85
Ames Holden Co. best quality Kangaroo, regular at
G.75, our price for January -       -       -      -   $1.50
Slaters Fine Box Calf, rabberless'sole, regular at
G.50, our price $4".35
Ames Holden Co. Chocolate Calf, high cut top, regularly sold at 8.150.    A real money-saver at   -   $5.70
We have so many lines in this department
that it is impossible for us to quote them all on
account of lack of space. We, however, are
making extraordinary low prices, and it will be
to your advantage to look over our Stock.
KENNEDY BLAIR
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
CO., LTD.,
CENTRAL FORT GEORGE
oiM»fla««o«cOtfflo«0OO.«c._.fl«»«l&
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh  amdl Cured Meats
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALf,
PARTS OF CITY.
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Phone 88
Phone 8S
Fort George and South Fort George.
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaeeos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, ami
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Sooth Fort George.    :   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
 i
ROOMS TO RENT
AT THE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Orand Union)
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFE
Third Street    -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH       •      •        Proprietor
Classified Advertisements.
FOR SALE.-Offers will be received
for the Richie & Clarke building, South
Fort George, at the Eagle Investment
Company's Office, George Street, Prince
George. Offers to be submitted previous to 1st February, the highest offer
not necessarily accepted.
Mike-Are ye sure, Pat, that it was  WANTED. - Orders for Printing of
' Heaven ye was in ? every description - Herald. Phone 9.
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Come and give us a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
OUR Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now open for bu.iinoss.
All telegrama for Prince George
and Central Fort Georgo will ."»
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT GEORGE S ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.

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