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VOL. 5, NO. 25,
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Britain Determined to Shut off Germany's Food Supply. - Will Bring
Full Strength of Navy into Action.
Washington.-Count von Bernstorff, the German ambassador
delivered a note to the United States, which was promptly transmitted to Great Britain, in which Germany offered to recede from
her plan of destroying enemy merchant ships if restrictions placed
by the allies on shipments of conditional contraband and food
stuffs destined to the civilian population of Germany were removed
To this Britain replied as follows:
"Britain will under no consideration allow food stuffs
to enter Germany from the United States."
London.-The countries fighting against Germany, Austria and
Turkey up to the present time have thrown only a third of their
strength into the field. To maintain this force and to bring the
remaining two-thirds into action will cost £2,000,000,000 during the
current year.
This announcement was made in the house of commons early
in the week by David Lloyd George, chancellor of the exchequer,
who, with Winston Spencer Churchill, first lord of the admiralty!
gave the British public perhaps a closer view of the mystery behind the great struggle than any that had been afforded since the
outbreak of the war.
Mr. Churchill declared amid cheering that Great Britain finally
had decided to clamp on every ounce of sea pressure to choke off
Germany's food supply in retaliation for the German submarine
policy, while Mr. Lloyd George drew a general cheer by a reference
to loans to countries which, he said, he expected to throw in their
lot with the allies. These countries the chancellor did not name.
It was the first time that a reference was made in parliament of
such expectations.
Provincial Legislature Ice Carnival at South.
The London Tunes Asks:
"What Arouses Germans?"
"What has aroused the Germans to the desperate fury of
today?" asked, the Times editorially. "We have ample testimony that they are complacently
satisfied, perhaps foolishly so,
with their position in the land
campaign. What makes them
foam is the silent, invisible, irresistible pressure of sea power.
They know they cannot overcome
it, and it is reacting with fatal
and unerring certainty upon their
chances of land. When Mr.
Churchill said that the naval
pressure could by itself decide
the issue of the war he made no
idle boast. We cannot complain
if these things are imperfectly
understood by nations preoccupied with military problems, but
the Germans perceive them well
enough, because they feel the
pinch. And our allies are coming to perceive them too."
Successful Attack by
Allies' Air Wing
London.—The air wing of the
British navy made another massed attack Wednesday on German
positions along Belgian coast in
an effort to destroy or damage
submarine base at Zeebrugge,
.uns at Ostend and at Middel-
kerke and aerodrome at Ghistel-
According to official reports,
good results were attained.
Forty machines were utilized in
this attack as compared with
thirty-four last week. While
British airmen were dropping
their bombs on gun positions,
supply trains and barges and
trawlers used in mine laying and
mine sweeping operations, eight
Frenchmen attacked the Ghistel-
les aerodrome, thus preventing
German airmen from making an
attempt to cut off British machines.
Churchill Discloses
Naval Losses to Date
London.-Winston Churchill in
the house of commons announced
for the first time the total naval
Josses as the result of the war.
These, he said, were upwards of
5000 officers and men, a majority
of them victims of submarines.
Still Has Hoiies That
Stefansson Lives in Arctic
New. York. -Berf M. McConnell, secretary toVilhjalmurStef-
annson, the explorer, who^with
two companions has been missing
in the ice fields of, the Arctic
ocean for several months, is making another effort to interest
friendsjof the explorer in a relief
expedition. Aid has also been
sought of the Canadian government, under whose auspices the
original expedition sailed.
Mr, McConnell is anxious to
send a powerful schooner and
two hydro-aeroplanes in search
of Stefannson. With the machines he believes it would be possible to make a thorough search
of the regions where he is convinced Stefannson and the others
reported missing are still fighting
for existence.
The ^construction of the new
handsome market of P. Burns on
George Street is under way. It
will have a 60 foot front facing
on George Street and extending
west on Third Avenue 70 feet.
Every possible convenience and
invention known to the meat business will be installed for the
benefit of customers and the scientific handling of all kinds of
meat products.
The new business house will be
an added attraction to|the George
Street area which continues to
grow and expand as the business
centre of Prince George, despite
abortive efforts of the Dominion
Railway Commission and Real
Estate boosters to belittle the
street and make people think the
western flats which fail to attract
real interests and business, are
to be "IT." The old axiom that
we thrive best under adversity
and opposition is exemplifyins its
truth on George Street.
Proceedings of the British Columbia Legislature, now in session
at Victoria, are beginning to
come through to this centre.
A number of interesting bills
are here given for such information as our readers may find of
The Moratorium Bill (as reported in these columns last
Amendment to the Moving
Picture Act.
Amendment to the Supreme
Court Act.
Various amendments to the
Companies' Act.
Amendment to the Benevolent
Societies' Act.
Modification of the provisions
of the Forest Act, relating to
Special Timber Licenses. The
Act is entitled "Forest Act Relief
Act" and deals with the negligence of timber licensees in renewing their licenses — giving
them opportunity to renew. The
Act seems to deal very liberally
with delinquents, and as it remains in force until March 31st,
1916, is no doubt designed to
help those effected by the war.
An Act to exempt members of
the Allied Forces from operation
of certain provisions of the mining laws of the province. Is
intended to protect from forfeiture until March 31, 1916, those
who had mining claims, but who
have since gone into service.
Amendment to the Iron Placer
Act, having to do with granting
leases ot unoccupied and unreserved crown lands and land
already occupied for the extraction of iron from magnetic sand
for any term not exceeding 25
An Act to enable the Lieutenant Governor in Council to grant
relief from penalties and forfeitures in relation to moneys payable to the Crown and similar
matters. Deals with postponement of payments due the Government and the remitting of
penalties, fees, etc. for failure
to pay, as well as extending the
time for the performance of any
contract. This act also remains
in force for one year.
Other Amendments and Acts
have to do with Pool Rooms Act,
Civil Service Act, Small Debts
Court Act, Municipal Elections
Act, Creditors Trust Deed Act,
and Health Act.
On Thursday evening, a most
enjoyable carnival was given on
the South Fort George Rink
The ice was in splendid condition
and quite a crowd took advantage
of it. The rink was prettily dec
orated with a large number of
Chinese Lanterns and harmonized
well with the different costumes
The different events were won
by the following:
Best dressed man, Mr. Lowden
Best dressed lady, Jessie Chapman. Terry Johnson, dressed as
Canada, took the part good and
had lots of fun, as he was introduced as Miss Smith, and nobody
recognized him.
Mayor Anderson gave an impressive speech on incorporation.
The lady's race was won by
Miss May Gross. Lady and
partner's race was won by Miss
May Gross and Wilfred Taylor.
Boys' race (under sixteen) was
won by George Haskins, George
Young coming in,second.
Free-for-all, M. Morgan first,
Wilfred Flynn second. Harry
Keefe showed up well and with
a little training will make a fast
Jack Robarts, official starter,
Doc, Layne, judge.
The attendance was not as
large as was expected, but all
had a good time, the carnival not
breaking up until after eleven
Audacious to Rejoin Fleet
. New York. — The Audacious,
one of Great Britains finest and
most powerful battle ships of the
super-dreadnaught class will rejoin grand fleet next week.  "She
■   ' __1-       .£
E. P. Campbell
and P. Burns Carry
Supplies For Camps
On Wednesday of this week E.
P. Cfimpbell, the grocerof Prince
and South Fort George, started
for construction camps on the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
with three sleigh outfits carrying
20,000 pounds of provisions for
the various construction crews at
work on the P. G. E. Also at the
tie and timber camps. The consignment will be delivered to
about ten contractors and P.
Burns & Co, have 150 quarters of
beef and other meat products j
which they started from this!
point this week for the same
London.--The largest military
budget in the history of England
has been introduced in the House
of Commons. It is called a "blank
check budget" because the a-
mounts of actual money which
will be expended under same are
represented by nominal or token
figures. For the first time in 200
years the Government has asked
for a blank check for army estimates, the correct amount being withheld to keep Germany
from learning size of forces.
When Parliament has voted
the nominal sum of $5000 under
each of the fifteen groups of expenditure it will virtually have
voted supplies without limit for
an army of 3,000,000 men, to be
accounted for when the war is
Latest War Despatches.
London.—Despatches to Daily Mail from Copenhagen
says German Emperor William with his brother, Admiral
Prince Henry of Prussia, and Admiral von Tirpitz, Minister of Navy, and their respective staffs left Berlin yesterday for Wilhelmshaven, Heligoland and other naval
stations to direct arrangements for blockading England.
It is reported that Germans have built 120 big mine-laying
submarines during the last six months, each with carrying
capacity of over 100 mines.
Washington.—Germany has sent a note to the United
States saying she is now compelled to adhere to her declared policy in naval war zone and suggests that American warships accompany all U. S. merchantmen.
London.—Russian army defeated with heavy losses in
East Prussia, but retired in good order. Warsaw in no
immediate danger.
Berlin claims big gains in three places against the
Allies. Also says Germany has 100 submarines in English Channel.
Paris.— Official communication.-The day of Feb. 18th has not
been less favorable for us than two proceeding days. Frem the
sea to the Aisne it was marked by artillery combats, though near
Roelincourt the Germans delivered five counter attacks with object
of retaking trenches which had been occupied by us on Feb. 17th.
These were repulsed and several hundred dead were left on the
ground, among them several officers.
Petrograd.—The completion of several lines of,, railroads radiating from Warsaw tn points on the Austrian frontier of eastern
and western Galicia, which is expected to be accomplished within
a few weeks is designed to give the Russian forces that mobility
which apparently is necessary to cope with the calediscopic changes that the German and Austrian armies make so successfully.
Shipping Bill Killed
Washington, Feb, 18. — President Wilson's shipping bill was
killed in the senate today.
this vessel had been sunk Oct,
27. It would seem, however,
that she struck a mine which
considerable injured her. The
hole caused by the explosion was
plugged up with collision mats
and she was kept afloat until
towed into drydock.
 _^___^_ What added to the wide spread
will  leave  the ship   yards  of I reports of the Audacious' sink-
Hartland and Wolff, Belfast, on [ ing were some photographs ta-
Monday without a flaw in her
hull or armament. Such was the
information contained in advices
received this week by the New
York Herald.
According to German reports,
ken shortly after the accident
which showed her in an extremely critical condition, so much so
that it was generally thought impossible to save her.
Taxation and Debts of Cities.
Prince George is a babe in
swaddling clothes compared to
the greatest city on the North
American continent which we are
advised has a debt of $1,307,022-
221, and raised taxes last year of
$193,000,000, and this year will
have to have $199,000,000 of
which Real Estate and personal
property will pay $150,000,000.
The debt of the United States
as a whole is less than the debt
of New York City—being bur
Wise statesmanship and financing has been as absent in the
C.ty of New York as in many
o.htr cities, and in the private
afiirs of men as well. We learn
by experience and example. The
Comptroller of New York says
conditions there are serious, A
word of warning to ourselves on
the threshold of our nativity as a
city is not out of order.
A very interesting situation
has developed in the local hockey
contest between South, Central,
and Prince George teams.
One of the best games of the
season was played last Sunday
with Central on the South rink,
ending in a score of 2 to 1 in
favour of South,   This was the
contested game allowed by the
managers some time since.   It
left the score of the respective
teams at
8 games for Prince George
6      „      South Fort George
6      ,,      Central Fort George
with a chance for both South and
Central to even the score with
Prince in the remaining games
to be played, which would tie the
three teams at the end of the
series.   Such a result is possible
but would be an unusual thing.
The hockey enthusiasts and supporters of the respective teams
are urging their  favourites  to
their best in the closely contested series.
the Central goal tender.
Scott also deserves great credit
for the ga.ne. He came down
from Salmon River to be in at
the finish and without him it
would have been impossible to
win, as he is easily the best
centre in the three towns, In
fact enough cannot be said of the
play of every man on the team
and we want the boys to realize
that we appreciate their efforts
and their game fight after being
pursued apparently by the JINX
all season.
Here's success to the final game.
Apple Industry
Of Canada.
Winnipeg.—Word has been received at the inland revenue office
at Winnipeg that clubs and hotels
throughout the province must
immediately secure stamps to
cover the wines they now have
in stock.
The tax is five cents on a quart
or less of non-sparkling wines,
and 25c a pint or less on champagne and sparkling wines.
Last Sunday on the South ice
South and Central played the
final scheduled league game of
the season, the score being 2-1 in
favor of South. For the first time
in two years the hockey enthusiasts of South witnessed a victory
on their home ice, and it was a
success to be proud of. From
the start of the season the boys
have played in extremely hard
luck for we believe our team as
lined up last Sunday is the strongest in the league.
It was our last chance for a
place in the cup race, for hy winning our protested game with
Prince, and by Central doing the
same the three teams will be tied
with 8 points each.
Every South player realized the
importance of the contest and
every man played to the limit of
his ability. If any one player
could be picked out above the
rest as playing a star game it
was Cy Paterson. For two years
"Cy" has played on the South
team, and in that time has only
participated in two victories.
Sunday he played the best game
of his career, He was fighting
every minute from whistle to
whistle, and three times he took
the puck by brilliant rushes
through the entire Central team
only to lose the honor of scoring
br the grand work of Donohue
A resolution in the Provincial
Legislature at Victoria this week
was submitted to the Dominion
Parliament at Ottawa, asking for
greater. protection to the Apple
Industry of Canada, having in
mind particularly competition
from the States of Washington
and Oregon, Montana and Idaho.
It is pointed out ttiat by reason
of overproduction in the United
States and unfair competion in
the Canadian markets as a consequence an increase in the protection afforded by the tariff to
Canadian apple growers would
enable them to continue an industry that is of immense consequence to the Dominion as
shown by the value of annual
apple production already reached.
The grape growing industry of
the Niagra Peninsula of Ontario
formerly suffered similar conditions and was ruined until the
Dominion placed a duty of 2c per
pound on imported grapes, and
the industry was revived to prosperity and consumers have never
yet complained as to prices paid
as a consequence.
Floods iu Earthquake Zone
Koine. — Italy, after thc earth-
qunke, is now far.ng the peril of
Hoods. Streams arc out of their
course and following the altered
elevations. There are heavy rains.
The Tiber is fifty feet out of normal and is still rising. Hospital
patients have been removed to the
top floors and there are fears lest
the building collapses, The famous
St. Angelo bridge, built by the Emperor Hadrian, is now under water
and it is feared it may collapse. A Wijekly Journal of Local General. News, Publish
Kvery Saturday Morning at its Priotinu
Office in South Fort Georce.
Price   One Year in Advance   -   -   -   $3 00
"      Six Months In Advance    -
"      Three Months in Advance
Tee Tho United States -   •
No paper
topped  until all arrearages are paid except at
the opt iun of the publishers.
ier the first inserti*
jeuuenl insertion.
md eight
furnished on
A New Era.
The opening of spring in a few
weeks will witness the greatest
agriculture activity in the history of the Canadian West. It is
from the soil that we derive our
basic wealth. Our prosperity de-1isin^
pends in the long run upon
|   Nearly a quarter of a century j
!ago Lord Salisbury drove a very j
sharp bargain   (as he thought) l
' for England. He gave Heligoland
to Germany in exchange for Zanzibar.   Queen  Victoria gained a
great tract of jungle and swamp
on  the eastern  coast of Africa
and the Kaiser just a tiny little
I.-shaped island in the North Sea:
2G milcs from the mouths of the!
Eider, Elbe, and Wester Rivers,
Lord Salisbury's diplomacy was
praised to the skies for this eleve r
coup, and the Kaiser, just then I
coming forth into world politics,
j was laughed at for a big "dumm-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   jkopt." As one authority naively
be trom 2000 to 4000 sacks per wrote at the time :
hour. Belt conveyors will convey |    "The new owners were not
the grain in bulk or in sacks di-1 then particularly rejoiced over
rect to boat or train or vice versa, their bargain, and now they have
Mr,  Howe stated that he re- additional cause for discontent in
garded Vancouver's  chance  of the fact that the island—which is
becoming an  important wheat-dimply a triangular slab of red
distributing centre as most prom-1 marl   and   sandstone,   scarcely
Areas under  cultivation j three miles in circumference, and
the'' are being greatly increased, and! effacing itself in the waves more
Twelve cents per lino fe
rents per line1 :'..er l-iu'Ii sul
For Sale, Lost and Found Ads. minimum charge
per insertion, limited to one inch.   Other rat
Publishers and Proprietors,
South Fort Georce, I!
'EBRUAKY,   2!) tn.   1015.
before nave ^^^^^^^^^
preparations. The interest in
agriculture is on the increase.
Men are thinking of farming today where before attention was
wholly centred on real estate
speculation. We are in for a new
era, in fact. It will prove the
best era in Canada's history.
Men of wide vision tell us that
we have not yet fully grasped
the possibilities of our country
We believe them.   While
,j little grain will be held back by
the farmers this year
prevailing high prices.
products from the farm.   Never,
have  there   been  such Ithe farmers this year owing to
Justice to Alaska
United States Secretary Lane
now proposes to establish a governing board in Alaska, to look
after the minor affairs of the
Territory and to handle its business generally, subject to Con-
ever '' gress and the Secretary of the
mindful of our gigantic task in Interior.     Under his   plan,   an
the war, we should remember
that the statesman - warrior,
Kitchener, has impressed upon
the Empire that it is a patriotic,
necessary duty to devote energy
and enterprise in the development of trade. The material
strength of the Empire lies in
the development of natural re-
FoureeR. A great and joyous task
lies before us in Western Canada.
rapidly than any other place of
equal size known to scientific observation. . . . A few generations
or at most, a few centuries more
and Heligoland will be only a flat
and desolate sand dune, like those
of the surrounding sea."
Crumbling away? Desolate
sand dune ?
This particular know-it-all, at
least, didn't know the Kaiser.
Heligoland will never crumble
away. It will never be a desolate
dune. To-day it is the Gibraltar
of the North, the one great German menace to England's control
of the North Sea. It is the Teutonic spearhead which pushes forward the farthest towards the
Carnegie and Rockefeller on Stand
Actual construction on the
grain elevator to be established
in Vancouver by the Dominion
Government will be started in
April, and it is the intention of
the authorities to have the work
rushed so that the plant will Le
ready for operation seven months
later, in time for the big grain
movement next fall.
Preliminary work has alreadj
been commenced on the elevator
site and the contractors are pro
ceeding with the organization of
their plant and the purchase oi
supplies. On account of thi
operations in connection with tht
construction of the cribs for tht
government dock now being buili
on Burrard Inlet, the building
work on the elevator cannot Lx
proceeded with at present. It i.-
anticipated that the operations-
on the wharf will have been sufficiently advanced early in tht
spring for a start being made ot.
the grain plant.
It is said that the site chosen
on the shore end of the dock Ie
an ideal one. The grain can bi
handled expeditiously and advantageously from trains and beats.
There is ample accomodation foi
Mr. C. D. Howe, of Saskatoon,
chief engineer of the Dominior
Grain Commission, who is now
in Vancouver in connection witl
the building of the elevator, ha-
given some interesting pi rticu
lars regarding the capacity and
capabilities of the new plant
drain in bulk, he said, could be
discharged from the elevator at
the rate of 60,000 bushels per
hour, either into one vessel or
into two or even four at the same
time. Grain can be taken into
the plant from trains at the rate
of eighteen cars of 20,000 bushels
ea:h per hour, The total storage
capacity will be l,25o,000 bush-
The bagging capacity will
applicant for a fifty-foot lot for
the purpose of raising chickens,
for instance, would have his application passed upon and decided
in Alaska instead of being compelled to hand it down to his
grandchildren while the government at Washington was deliberating upon it.
While Congress is considering! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
conservation matters it could ! New York.—John D. Rockefel-
well afford to dig into the Alas-i ler an(j Andrew Carnegie testified
kan situation and obtain first- ;recently before the "Federal
hand information from Alaskans. Commission on Industrial Rela-
Ninety-nine per cent, of them ;tions» an(j defended the founda-
favor Secretary Lane's plan.; tions which they have endowed
They are American citizens, I witn their wea|th> neither be-
bmlding.up the nation's interests lieving lhat the institutions
in a far-away and not too invit- constituted a menace to the re-
ing corner of the national do- j Jigious, political or educational
main. If they want part of the liberty of the peopIei A desire
public lands they ought to be 110 promote the welfare of man-
able to get it, with due regard to ■ kind> and that aione had prompt-
the public interest. A governing | ed them t0 establish the founda-
board on the ground, clothed, tions which Dear their names.
with power to dispose of minor     In hig teslim0      Mr. Carnegie
b.U?1"f!Lanll,r?itlyUi,d.tr ^1 revealed that up to the close of
last year his donations totalled
Anglo-Saxon domain, lt is almost impregnable, with the great
dirigible station on her.
Since 1.390 the island has been
practically reconstructed. Heligoland has had i'6,000,000 spent
on her by the astute War Lord.
She is fortified against sea and
cannon alike, with great granite
buttresses 15 feet thick and 240
feet high on all sides, Even the
fissures in her cliffs have been
filled up and bound together for
ever with ferro-concrete—thousands of tons of it. To-day the
little one-time crumbling island
is wholly encased with a cemented belt of armour, fortified with
£1.500,000 worth of modern ordnance. And there in the open
sea is the Kaiser's advanced naval
base and aero station to-day, with
its east coast a 48-fathom roadstead which can hold the entire
Herman fleet in safety and one
hundred miles nearer England
than when they are at home.
Heligoland's magazines contain
millions of rounds of every class
of ammunition. Mines, torpedoes
aerial bombs, and submarines are
there in abundance. Its huge
garrison is heavily provisioned
for a siege of years.
All this vast plant for war is
kept behind walls of the strictest
secrecy. Even in the days of
peace no one may inspect the extensive hangars or go behind the
parapets where the great guns
are. Visitors must keep to Un-
terland, the little village down by
the shore, or stay strictly within
the confines of the settlement on
theOberland. The haven from
which the ships that shelled the
east coast of England sailed.
As a Canadian Seed House of Forty Years' Experiench
supported b.v exhaustive comparative teBting each season on
Our Own i'rtal Grounds, our thorough knowledge of the
adaptability of every known vegetable for Western climatic
conditions enables us to maintain the
Uniform High Standard of Quality,
• I for which our seeds nre famous.
Cultural book'i't_ written hy Mr. .Iu ..
Cooks, P.R.H.S., who lins hint many
yearn' practical experience in Western
Canada, mailed to cusUinvr.'' on request Our "LION" BRAND stocks
of Field Seed., are tho ncnie of need
Write ron our Illuithat*
ed Catalogue to-oav.
Stcele.Briggs SeedCaiimit
profits of their labor. He would
be happy also, he said, to see the
workers his partners in business.
As for the $100,000,000 he had
given to the Rockefeller foundation reverting to himself or his
heirs in the event of legislature
recinding the charter of the
foundation, Mr. Rockefeller said
he "had never allowed himself
to worry about that." Integrity
and common sense, said he, were
sufficient security for the foundation.
The commission's hearing in
New York alone occupied a period of about three weeks.
eye of the Secretary of the In
terior, would be infinitely more
effective in governing Alaska
than the bureaucratic system
that pursues the theory that every person in Alaska is a thief
trying to swindle the United
States.-Washington Post.
Commission To
Control Liquor
Traffic in Ont.
Toronto.-The Hon. W. J.
Hanna, provincial secretary, will
introduce on behalf of the government at the coming session of
the legislature a bill proposing a
complete c'.is nge in the liquor
license administration of Ontario.
The bill will recommend in the
place of the present control by
the provincial secretary that a
commission of at least five men
be formed and given absolute
control over the license branch in
much the same way as the workmen's compensation board controls the administration of the
workmen's compensation act.
The provinceof Ontario will be
divided into at least six districts
and licenses for each district will
be issued on different dates, so
that the commission can hold
court in each district and deal
with the various licenses. The
local license commissioners in
many cities, towns and municipalities are to be dispensed with.
The life of a domestic horse is about
28 years, while that of the wild one is
38 years.
$324,657,399. His present business, he said, was to do all the
good he could in this world. He
sketched the growth of his steel
business and said that it had
been marked by an absence of
labor disputes. "I never had
a better time in my life as when
talking to my employees," he
said, and ventured the assertion
that the men liked him, too.
"When they call you Andy instead of Andrew or Mr. Carnegie
you know the boys are your
friends," said he.
Mr. Rockefeller declared that
his sole motive was to devote a
portion of his fortune, said to bo
the greatest accumulated by any
single person in the history of
the world, to the services of his
fellowmen. He told about his
meeting with J. F. Welborn,
president of the Colorado Fuel
and Iron Company, and Mackenzie-King, former minister of
labor of Canada, at a time when
there was lalor trouble in Colorado.
He said he would accord all
men the right to organize, working men and business men as
well, providing t .ey kept within
the proper limitations in respect
to the law and to safeguarding
the general interests of the public. Mr. Rockefeller said he
"would be happy to surrender"
his holdings either in whole or in
part and let the workers have a
voice in the board of directors
just as all other stockholders do,
thus giving  them some of the
Austrians in Montreal
Appeal to U. S. Consul
Montreal.—Thirteen hundred
Austrians recently signed a petition and presented 3ame to
William H. Bradley, United
States Consul, praying his intercession with the Canadian government in behalf of the alien
enemies and his presentation of
a plea to the government that
they be allowed to form a farm
The petitions state that they
are kept in this country on account of the indefinate state of
non-imprisoned prisoners, and
"are treated without any regard
to international law, being neither allowed to leave the country
nor given the opportunity to
forestall the miseries and horrors
of hunger and cold."
The petition sets forth that the
signers were induced to come to
this country to work, and they
brought an abundance of good
will. They have been discharged because of the war, although
willing to work, they claim.
In conclusion, they beg to be
given a chance to become agriculturists. "We have heard,"
says the petition, "about the
suggestion to send us together in
a bush, to found there a village
with farms. We beg you to say
to the government of this Dominion that we are anxious to
carry on as soon as possible the
execution of that suggestion, and
we shall submit ourselves to the
authorities of that place."
"Do you keep co (Tee in the bean?"
"No, madam, brainB."
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Moat Mr aid wMklr rata oa ap.
B«t of wines,
Uquora and cigan
Albert Johnson, prop.
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.
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.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15.        PRINCE GEORGE. R. C.
.. R. WALKER, General A«eat.
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phones *°*' soutb ■*■* oeorge. Eight-Hour Day vs
Nine-Hour Day
In discussing before the "Federal Industrial Commission" the
pros and cons of the eight and
nine hour day, Henry Ford, the
automobile manufacturer of Detroit, stated that by substituting
the eight-hour day for the nin •
Hour day, the efficiency of his
men had been increased from 15
to 20 per cent, in the amount of
work produced. That is to say,
each man on the average has
done more work by more than
one-sixth in eight hours than he
used to do in nine. And furthermore, the daily absences from
work have decreased from ten
per cent, to three-tenths of one
per cent.
This seems to indicate that the
proper division of the twenty-
four hours is into eight hours
for work, eight hours for rest
and eight hours for recreation.
There can be no doubt as to the
beneficial efiect of such an arrangement in promoting effective
All this should be surprising,
hut will not be so to those who
have paid close attention to the
influence exerted by the mind on
the efficiency of the body. The
feeling of fatigue, which is so
destructive of efficiency, is psychological rather than physiological,
The result of Mr. Ford's first
year of experimentation foreshadows for him a high place
among sociological reformers,
Shopkeeper-Candles are up in price
to%, y'know, Mrs. O'Flynn, on ac
count of the war.
Mrs. O'Flynn - Och! Bad cess to
them Germans! Why can't they be
"Khting by daylight?.
25 Days; Yet Alive
Home.—Few men have lived
t„ tell a stranger tale than that
0f Michael Cairolo, who has just j
been extricated from the earth-;
nuake ruins at Palermo after
having heen imprisoned for twen- i
iv .five days without food. Cairo-1
lo js recovering from the effects j
ol'his experience which he was |
jible to describe as follows:
"When the earthquake occur-
]M| 1 attempted to escspe hut
found myself blocked within a
stable ruins. Beneath the stable
a cellar was being excavated
from the rocks. I made my way
into this excavation and so avoided being crushed to death.
"From the moment I entered
the cellar I saw no more light
and I believed I had become
blind as my mind could not conceive that the ruins covered the
cellar so completely as to prevent
a single ray of light from penetrating through. For a long time
— l cannot say how long — my
despair increased until I became
almost frenzied. I shouted with
all my strength until I fell into
an apathetic condition, almost
like a coma. This saved my
life, for had I continued my desperate efforts to free myself I
must have died from exhaustion.
"By feeling about with my
hands in the darkness, I found a
wet spot and moistened my
burning lips. This revived me,
and with my hands I dug a hole
in which water collected and I
was able to drink.
"Thus I managed to exist —
how long I know not as I lost
count of the days — until of a
sudden I heard voices above me.
SaidJ'one, 'All fare?|dead.' Another answered, 'Quite so, but
let us recover what we can of
our property.'
"I aroused myself to make a
supreme effort and screamed T
am alive here in the cellar: Michael Cairolo.' Those above me, I
am told, thought it was a ghost;
but I continued my cries and convinced them that a living man
was imprisoned in the ruins.
Then came my rescue, and in
about three hours I was free."
January 1st,
Victory follows
the flag.
We fwish you health, and wish you wealth,
And many a merry day,
And a happy heart to play the part
On the great highway.
Phone 1
TriDCE Gcorje
VF LMM» **<ty
"        C. McElroy, Maieagur        '
A dangerous spot in the Upper Fraser Canyon, where a number of lives and
many tons of freight were lost during construction of the G. T. P.
Duties of Post Office
Staff at the Front
Prisoners to be Used on the Farms
Mr. George Nichol, a noted English athlete, now serving in the post
office staff'at the front, describes bis
duties as follows :
Our work here is to regulate
the whole of the mail tJaffic between
home and the front. There are
thousands of separate units, companies, sections, squadrons, troops,
batteries, trains, signals, aircraft,
anti-aircraft, and flying corps, ammunition trains, parks, columns,
etc., making up an army. The
whole is one vast beehive, continu
ally on the move. Our position is
this : We are stationed at the spot
where the railways serving the various divisions and corps branches off,
and our business is to regulate,
direct, ancl re-direct all mails going
up and down country in accordance
with current^movements, of which
we are advised by wire from general
headquarters at all hours of the day
and night,
As the troops are continually
moving their location, you may
guess my job is no sinecure, for I
have inaugurated a system of recording every movement of every unit,
in order that our work here shall be
as accurate a? possible. In addition
to this, I am the sole interpreter to
the section, and have to interview
goodness knows bow many people,
from mayors down to lamp cleaners
all day long, am confidential clerk
to the 0. C. (who is an old colleague
of mine), handling all sorts of confidential paper work in addition to
the usual staff records, and fill in
my spare (?) time as quartermaster
to tlie depot (150 men), looking
after all the feeding, lighting, clothing, sleeping, sanitary and other
I always was a pretty rapid worker, but I've had to hustle some lately, 1 can assure you. My only diffi-
culty is that, with so much work, 1
am unable to get as much exersise
as I should like, for when I go out
it is usually on a breakneck journey
on the motor cycle or car, with nhout
a dozen different missions to perform, ranging from borrowing a
travelling postoffice wagon from the
postoffice here to getting a leaking
roof mended. However, with it all
I am quite well and happy, and have
put on, I suppose, about 10 pounds
in weight. Hut for being away in
Scotland when the war broke out I
should have got my commission
right away, but as it is, I have
practically been promised it when
the next army conies out, when I
shall reap a welcome reward.
We have only had two men killed
so far, and four wounded, but about
forty have had more or less serious
illness, and six have "gone under"
so that, although we in the K.E.P.S.
are soldiers in every way, we have a
pretty safe time on the whole."
Travel Heavy for Season of Year
"Taking into consideration that
this is the slack season of the year,
trans-atlantic travel is unusually
heavy. We are booking all the
passengers we can handle with the
boats at our command, and the indications are that this state of affairs will continue." Thus Mr. J.
W. Nutt, Pacilic Coast agent for
the Allan Line, this week outlined
the situation.
Amsterdam, via London. - Prisoners of war in Germany will be
used to carry on agricultural
work, under a decision of the
military authorities, according to
the Telegraaf. It has been decided, the paper says, to place
groups of from 80 to 100 prisoners at the disposition of the farmers. These men must be lodged and fed by those for whom
they work and a stipend of ten
pfennig (2 1-2 cents) a day will
be paid. The authorities are said
to have urged farmers to take
advantage of this opportunity as
the economic welfare of the
country is dependent upon the
production of large crops.
G. T. P. Preparing for
Rupert Fish Trade
That the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway is adding CO new refrigerator cars to its present equipment, in order to handle the rapidly increasing amount of fish
being shipped from Prince Rupert, wasihe statement made a
short time ago by Supt. Norman,
of the Canadian Express Co.,
which handles all the express
matter of the G. T. P. The cars
are already under construction,
and the first of them will arrive
in Winnipeg on April 20. After
that, delivery will be at the rate
of two a week, the whole number to be delivered by May 15.
No expense is being spared in
the construction of the new cars,
and every facility to increase
their efficiency will be included.
Attached to passenger trains,
the cars will be able to land fish
in Eastern Canada or the Eastern
States in just as fresh a condition
as they leave the Coast.
Each of the cars will have a
minimum capacity of ten tons,
or 100 boxes. The fish are packed in crushed ice.
Fish shipments from Prince
Rupert have increased greatly during the past few
months. In December, 27 carloads were shipped; in January a
total of 75 carloads was reached,
and an even greater number, it
is expected, will go forward during February.
"Twilight sleep" baby exhibitions and "twilight sleep" lectures are all the rage in Chicago
and New York just now. It is
the German method of painless
childbirth, which is induced by
the administration of a drug.
Eminent obstetricians in the
United States testify to an extremely low rate of infant mortality with the "twilight sleep"
entry into the world.
Until last week the "twilight
sleep" treatment had been used
only in childbirth cases. Two
Chicago physicians decided to
test its efficacy for other purposes, While under the influence
of the drug, a Chicago minister
had his appendix removed, and
another epileptic man had a section of his shinbone fitted into
his depressed skull. Neither of
the patients felt any pain.
"Twilight sleep" is produced
by scopolamin and depresses the
heart less than other anaethesia.
No nausea ensues, and there is
not the risk of pneumonia and
kidney trouble incident to the
use of chloroform. The success
of the Chicago cases will promote
the use of twilight sleep materially.
Phone 11
South Fort (.trie
Of the highest grade obtainable ancl specially
sifted fur domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Paying Teller - I cannot cash this
cheque, madam.
She-Why not?
Paying Teller — There isn't eno.gh
money here to meet it.
She — Then can't you meet it halfway?
To Inaugurate Semi-Weekly Service
Mr. Nutt pointed out that, with
all the modern liners under requisition to the Imperial Government,
the company was severely handicapped in maintaining anything like
their usual first-class service.   He
The resumption of the Grand
Trunk Pacific Steamship Company's semi-weekly service between Prince Rupert, Vancouver,
Victoria and Seattle, whereby
the "Prince Rupert" would e-
merge from retirement, is being
planned by the officials of the
line. The double-weekly service
will be inaugurated about April
1st, and before that date the
sailing schedules of the coasting
steamships Prince George and
Prince Rupert will be announced.
could express no opinion as to wben
such fine steamships as the Alsatian j p]y tlio needs of
and Calgarian would be released to ^ and the wants of the people
thc mercantile trade.   These mag- ja ag it should be, and while we are
The time is at hand for the purchase of seeds for your vegetable and
flower gardens, your farms and
ranches. Try Steele Briggs Seeds
this time.
Do not forget the governments
both national and provincial are
asking that a greater area than ever
be put to seed this year to help sup-
the armies abroad
nificent ships have been stripped of
all their luxurious fittings, and are
now in commission as scout cruisers, the Alsatian being the flagship
of the mercantile cruiser squadron,
under the command of Admiral De
Chair. Even when these vessels j ^ this
are released from Government service, it will take at least six months
to refit them for the passenger trade.
The feature of present-day travel
from Canada to the United Kingdom is the extraordinary number of
mechanics booking passages to the
Old Country, wliere there is a phe-
nominal demand for this class of
thus helping the empire each and
every person throughout the Dominions who has a little garden patch
can raise enough for his own wants
and thus help in the economy of
living iu other directions, by saving
end, in providing for the
wants of a greater population no
doubt to come to these lii'.ds next
"What are you smiling about?" asked Noah.
"I was just thinking," replied Ja-
phet. "how lucky it was we could go
ahead and build this ark without waiting for an appropriation from Congress,"
for COAL ot WOOD
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
W. F. COOKE, Pra.
c. e. Mclaughlin, s«.i_r
Danforth & Mclnnis,
g|   G. T. P. R.   fH
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-00 p.m.
Weat Bound - Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p. m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,,        8-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays 6-30 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bonnd- Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,,        8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and Mondays 8-30 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District Passenger Agent,
Winnipeg, Mm,
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Drummond a Ma Kay,
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. Nanaimo, 1!. t'. — Twenty - one.
lives  were snuffed out  last wed; ]
Tuesday at  the South Wellington
mine of tlie Pacific Coast Coal Com- j
pany, when   Fire Boss  David  Nil- j
lerst   fired   a   shot    which   broke
through into the oM workings of the
Southficld inine of the Old  Vancouver Conl Company, n mine abandoned senile twenty Year- ago,    The i
did workings were lillee] with  water
and when the shut  broke through,
the  inrushing  waters drowned all
the men in the section of mine' affected with the exception of Mr. W.
Murdock, who, after a hard struggle
succeedid   in   r e a c h i ng   safety.
Among the  victims eef the disaster
are Joseph   Foy,   manager of   the
milu'. and David Nillerst, fire boss.
City, tin'
more eri
that the
Getting Worse
ington.—Zapata forces have
el tin1 waterworks in Mexico
e food famine has become
ilical and indications are
■ (Jarranza forces may sunn
', oilieial advice
I.a! I
ie Spanish  minister
Heel from Mexico City
Carranza.   went   ab
i-hin Delaware as a
wbo was
by Gen-
lard the
guest of
Mrs. C. B. Hanover of Prince
George returned Thursday from a
trip to .Seattle and other Coast
§   *   #   •   *
Mr. Hughes of Marshall Wells
& Co. returned this week from a
business trip to Prince Rupert and
intermediate points.
( aplain
He  will  sail for
Spanish liner.
$1,000,000 Mayo Foundation
The Robarts Team played the
Merchants Wednesday night at the
Smith Rink, winning by a score of
5 to 3. The local South teams:
Robarts, Merchants and Pioneers,
have furnished a good brand of
hockey this winter and entertained
the South |KOple very successfully.
Grocery Specials
Combining the Highest Quality
With the Lowest Cost.
Foy was nn the surl
bui upon hearing i
ings being tnpped we
with the intention o
men to the surface
trap door of the old
immediately mel by
which hurled him n
hers. His body ha
tee at the tune,
f the old ivork-
i! below ground
getting all the
I le   n|il'lie.el a
slope and was
i flood of water
niiis!  the tim-
i.eet  vcl  been
.1. and Ch
ter,   I'.n '•
for  inctlii
Mr. Marvin, of the Forest Branch
"Mother," asked  the small boy, "do ^^^^^^^^^^t^^^^^m,
you believe everything  that dad tells there, which will bring an addition
you?" al degree, from the university.
V    "Tiiat depend j," replied  the lady of	
the house.   "Your father is fairly ac- Mr. Wayu
curate concerning maltcr.3 of business, of ours,
politics  and    religion,    but   when   he Mr. Blase-That's right, and a fellow
touches on  fishing,   poker hands  and doesn't realize it until he  is traveling.
.... „ ,    ,e;,     ,       . .         .    ,■          , Whv, vou   can actually go   to place* in
why he did not  get home to dinner, he thisJc/untry vvkere vou dVt 0Hwe an>,
Minn. — Drs. William
rles  II. Mayo of Roches-
t1-' ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
$1 QUO 000 foundation accompanied by Mrs. Marvin, left
ilical research and place it on Wednesday for Quesnel. Mr.
certain restrictions in the Marvin expects to he gone about
if the ['niversity of Minne- two weeks on Government business,
gents. [They left  by sleigh expecting  to
year- the Mavos  have con- combine business with pleasure ami
ducted n surgeon's clinic at Rochester.    They   mew   plan   to   put   the
work on tn official basis and make
provision  for graduate  instruction
enjoy the sleighing wliich the Carilioo road gives at this season of tbe
leaves a gooel deal to be :■■. .r.-'l.
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
The many friends of  Mrs. D. F.
M. Perkins, of South Fort  George.
 i extend to ber sincere  sympathy in
This is a great big land the loss  of ber brother the  Rev.
| Father W. J. Murphy  who died at
Ottawa last week.
Don't put off ordering your seeds
of Steele Briggs & Co., Winnipeg,
Manitoba. See their Ad. in this
Large size and mealy.
The best we ever had.
$2.25 per 100 lbs.
Everyone sound.
7 lbs. for 25c.
Lyles Golden
2 lb. Tin for 20c.
Orchard Brand   -   Pure Fruit.
5 lb. Tins for 65c.
JA blend of Ceylon and Indian Teas
Wonderful Value
40 Cents per lb.
Very Choice Table Figs.
15c per lb.
Kennedy, Blair & Co., Limited.
Cigars, <
ettes, T
ccos, at W'h
Toilet Articles,
ami I.
|  Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
I     Laselle Avenue, Soutii Fort Gecrge.   ::   George Slreel, Prince George.
j Kodaks - Gramophones - Records j
= „
South Fort George and
prince  George,
British Columbia,
Specialists in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
Phoenix Assurance Co. of London
Liverpool and London and Globe of Liverpool
British American Assurance Co. of Toronto.
Pioneer Real Estate and Insurance Agents of the Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Phone 35
Fort George and South Fort George.
Pltonc 30
Contractors & Builders
Get Our Estimator Free of Charge
:: Job Work Neatly anel Preemptly Executed
Phone 26
(I. D. Turner and family, temporary manager for the Kennedy
Blair & Co?. Stores, left for the
coast hy Wednesday night's train
having finished his work here.
# #     #     ■»     e.
The possibilities of Prince George
are many. In New York City a
mere flower girl pays 812,000 rent
per year for a tiny flower stand in
City Hall Park.
# *   #   »   »
Don't forget the Big Wrestling
Show, on Tuesday next, February
23rd, in the Rex Theatre, Prince
George.   Tell your friends.
Local Chief of Police W. D. Dunwoody, started on Thursday for Ireland, on a six month's leave of absence. He will be succeeded in
charge of the local police by Assistant Chief McGuffie.
* #   »   *   #
.Mrs. Geo. McLaughlin's many
I'reinds will be pleased to know that
she is rapidly recovering from her
recent illness having been kept indoors for some time with influenza.
4      *      #      #      #
Rev. W. II. H. Elliott, of St.
John's Mission, Quesnel, arrived in
town Friday evening, on business
connected with the Mission here.
He was accompanied by J. G.
Hutchcroft, publisher of the Cariboo
• «   »   •   •
The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince (Jeorge, and
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge
have.' your Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. You will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. AVe
are up-to-date in everything.
The Panama News Co.
Phone 57.
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
Presbyterian Church
Eev. A. U. Justice,    pastor,
Services :    11 a. m. and   7,30
p. m. Gospel service.
11 a. m.—The Minister.
7.30 p. m.—The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Minister.
Party of Legislators Inspect
New Can. Northern Pacific Une
"Know Canada! Make Canada
known!" is a striking sentence in the
War Year edition for 1915 of that pop-
ular booklet "5000 Facta about Canada," compiled by Frank Yeigh, of
Toronto, who knows Canada as probably few Canadians do. It ia true that
he who would know Canada and its
wonderful growth in any one year, will
find this annual publication "worth its
weight in Yukon gold or Cobalt silver,"
while as a means of making tho Dominion known in other countries, it is
no less valuable. Fifty chapters are
devoted to such subjects as Agriculture, Area, Banking, Census, Immigration, Mining, Manufacturing, Trade,
etc., and a page of Canadian War
Facts show how up-to-date it is. Sketch
Maps are included of the Dominion in
1867 and 1915. Copies may be had
from progressive newsdealers, or by
sending 26c to the Canadian FactB Publishing Co., 588 Huron Street, Toronto
Canada. '
Victoria. — A party of legislators
and business men from Victoria,
Vancouver, New Westminster and
other western points went on an inspection tour over the Canadian
Northern Pacific as far as the bridge
site at Cisco, early in the week.
From Port Mann to Cisco the
road follows the south and east
banks of the Kraser for 170 miles.
This distance was made on the outward trip in li 1-2 hours and on
the return in an hour  less.
At Cisco the train was pulled into the centre of tin? big spun of the
bridge and halted there to allow the
party to take in the magnificent
view up and down tho river canyon.
Tlie line passes through the districts of Langley, Surrey, Sumas
and Chilliwack, in all of which
there is a great deal of land under
It is conceded that a ship of war
may hoist a neutral flag or any
other flag in order that she may
enter a port belonging to her enemy
or in order to take enemy ships of
war unawares, and wc assume, if
the German contention is correct,
and ships of war belonging to belligerents may sink enemy merchant
ships without notiee, such ship of
war may hoist any flag she may
choose in order to get within reach
of the merchantmen. Surely, then
a merchantman has a right to hoist
any flag she may see fit in order to
escape destruction. If not, why not?
British  Columbia  Land  Surveyor
Land Agant      Timber Cruiser
Reprewntlng GORE   . MCGREGOR, Limited
McGregor Building. Third Street. SOUTII
fort georgA b. a
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
"Whom have you there in tow?"
"This is Rip V an Winkle.   He  just
woke up."
"Why guard him so carefully?" ,
"Well, we're letting him see the I
women's styles grad ally, don't you I
know." 'F.C.
Fort George, B.C. Victoria, B.O.
F. P. Burden. MKr. F. C. Groen. Mgr.
Nelson. B.C., A. H. Green, Mtr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Cril Ea|i«m, Dtainiu 1B. C. Lud Surreyoti
Surveys of Lands. Mines. Townsites, Timber
Limits. Etc.
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
British and Germans
Exchanging Prisoners
Amsterdam, — The lirst interchange of German and British war
prisoners is proceeding. One hundred maimed British soldiers were
exchanged at tho frontier for the
same number of Germans in like
condition. The prisoners arc cheerful at the prospect of returning
"Of course, doctor, German measles
are seldom serious?"
"I never met but one fatul case."
"Fatal I"
"Yes; it was a Frenchmen, and when j l
he discovered It was German measles! I
" How is it that a man can carry an
umbrallu over another man's wife more
satisfactory than he can over his own
wife?" " He cannot. He just thinks
he can beea. se the other man's wife is
too polite to tell him what she thinks
of his clumsiness."
Second Contingent Probably
Sail for England Shortly
London, Ont,— Col, S. Denison,
commander of the Fourth  Infantry
lirigade  of the Canadian Expeditionary  force,  is the city  for the
purpose   of   inspecting   tbe    local
troops   of   the  second contingent.
Col. Denison declared  that be ex-
pected   the   second overseas force
would leave   for England any day
^^^^^^^^^^_. now.    The men of the second con-
'Ycs; it was a Frenchmen, and when tingent he considered much superior
et was German measles to   the  rank  and tile  of tho  lirst
that he had, mortification set in."        | expeditionary force.
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