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 Vol. 5, NqJ8.
SOUTH   FORT  GEORGE
The Station SiteMuddle and Incorporation
Copies of the Order of the Rail- If the town of Prince (I eorge is not
way Commission on the Station . incorporated is the expense to be
Site were received this week by '
various and sundry persons and
organizations.
No one will recognise it who
listened to the order delivered by
the AssistantChief Commissioner
at the hearing of November 23rd
last.
It is here printed in full for
the benefit of our readers:
Order No. 22995.
Il|r SnarJi uf SuUuwy
ffimnqtiBBiimrra fnr (Uauafoa.
Sitting at Prince George, B. C,
Monday, the 23rd Day ov November, A. D., 1914.
D'ARCY SCOTT, Assistant Chief
Commissioner.
A. S.  GOODEVE,   Commissioner.
IN the matter of the application of
Frank L. Murdoff and Arthur
L. HUNTER, both of Prince George
in the Province of British Columbia,
for an Order under Section 268 of
the Railway Act, directing the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company to provide and construct a
suitable station at the foot of George
Street, as shown on the plan of
I'rince George, File No. 21418.
UPON the hearing of the application at Prince George, B. C,
on Monday, the 23rd day of November, 1914, in thc presence of Council
fur the Grand Trunk Pacific Kail-
way Company and property owners
antl residents of South FortGeorge,
I'rince Georgo, and Port George,
and what was alleged, and upon the
recommendation of the Chief Engineer and the Chief OperatinJ Officer
of the Board.
lt is ordered that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company, erect,
maintain, and operate a station to
be located on the south side of the
main line of the said railway opposite the block of land between Oak
Street and Ash 'Street, shown on
the plan of the Townsite of Prince
(leorge, British Columbia, dated the
20thday of July, 1914, marked "A"
in the file with the Board.
And it is further ordered that Ihe
said Railway Company file with the
Hoard be'ore the 15th day of January, 1915, detail plans of the said
tetation for the approval of the
Board.
And it is further ordered that the
feaid Btation be erected and put into
operation by the first day of June,
1915.
And it is further ordered that
Order No. 18902, dated March 20th,
1913, and Order No. 19347, dated
May 14th, 1913, be, and the same
are hereby rescinded.
Board of Railway Commissioners for Canada.
(Signed) D'ARCY SCOTT.
Examined and certified as a true
copy under Section 23 of "The
Assistant Chief Commissioner Railway Act."
A. D. CARTWRIGHT,
Secretary of Board of Railway
Commissioners for Canada.
Ottawa,
December 19th, 1914.
This is another chapter in the
.Station Site matter completed.
Again the people are ignored as
if they did not exist. But our
readers can be assured it is not
ended. The people have risen
and fortunately there are those
who recognize the injustice done,
the totally unfair and inadequate
facilities provided by the commission, and that body have not
heard the last of the question.
It was quickly noted that the
Commision discreetly omitted
that portion of the order placing
upon the railway company the
expense of $12,000.00 to grade an
entrance to the Depot site by way
of Victoria Street.
And we are left to ask who is
to grade the streets leading to the
place where the Commission says
the depot must go ?
borne Oy the Provincial Govern
ment, and will they do the work?
Not if they know it!
The Provincial (iovernmenthas
about all it can do and more to
perform its legitimate road building. It has not begun to do what
it ought to in that respect.
If the town is incorporated it
will be up to the common council
to appropriate the necessary ways
and means
2ND,    191,.
$3.00  Per  Annum.
Road Buildi
Citizens of South Fort George Oppose
Incorporation With Prince George
On Tuesday evening, the citizens of South  Fort George met
a Burch's Hall to discuss the question of Incorporation of South
'ort George, Prince (leorge  and Fort George as one municipality
and   passed  resolutions  empowering their   committee  of   five
on the general committee of fifteen, representing the three towns,
to take such steps as may be deemed necessary to eliminate South
jFort George from the bill to be introduced in the Provincial Legis-
Legislature will | lature at its January sitting.
Inafew weeks!       Messrs W, P. Cooke and F. W, Crawford were respectively
mg.
'lhe Provincia
meet next month,
the time will be here to ask the (elected Chairman and Secretary of the"m~eeti.ig.
And will they do it.? Government  for those    things       The assembly consisted of the largest rroperty owners and
With a majority of thc people: which we believe we are entitled | business men of the
opposed to  the station site as | to.
ordered by the Commission, is iti Mas anything been done to-
natural to expect they will elect j wai'd securing and making sure
men to the office of Mayor and.^e necessary expenditures for a
Council who will vote the peoples! comprehensive system of roads
money when the station site they!for ttlis Northern District, so
want is at hand all prepared '^at settlers may be induced
without cost. This a question to to come and settle, and to stay
come home seriously to the Corn-
on the land and develop it, after
they have come hen
mission.
They have authority over railroads to compel them to serve
thc public interest.   Have they
authority over the people to make i Th(?y were shown
them accept a verdict by  the|hensive way the
same Railway Commission that the Road situation.
We received and entertained
last summer the Attorney General and the Minister of Lands,
in a compre-
town and residents generally.
Mr, Cooke outlined what had been done to date in the matter
and stated that there seemed to be a feeling among the populace
that a significant change had come about in the incorporation sentiment, that we were not prepared for it at this time, and that
incorporation with Prince George now would be a hardship on
South Fort I leorge. The meeting had therefore been called by the
committee of five to get the sentiment of the people and instructions how to proceed.
Mr. McElroy as one of the committee enlarged on the remarks
of Mr. Cooke acquainting the meeting with conditions as they existed.
Considerable discussion and free expression of the subject was
had, many speakers being heard with various reasons against incorporation. In fact, all the speakers opposed the movement at
necessities of I this time. The preponderance of all the evidence adduced was to
The time is; the effect that incorporation for South Fort George with Prince
the fruits of the Ministers' visit.
Later we received Minister Tom
Taylor, or "Good Roads Taylor",
(Continued on last page)
is not in their interest?
The Railway Commission appropriated  out  of the  railway
treasury the sum of $12,(100 to
make  the station    get-at-able.
They   admitted  in the  verdict 1 =
it was necessary, and therefore', for the site of a station such as
admitted also that their verdict I this city is destined to be.   And
was unfair in that they tried to !an  this expense added to the
make somebody pay   for their people's burdens  to  satisfy  a
insistence on an unjust, unfair, ;Townsite-real-estate  promotion,
not-wanted location.   Not want-     it will be noted that the Railed by anybody except Townsite'. road Company is ordered to file
interests. 'plans with the Commission be- (,,
And they have railroaded the, fore the loth of January for the '
order through despite protests to' app,.0val of the Board, it is
the Premier of Canada, and the, quite evident the people must
advice of the Chairman of the'take immediate steps to make
commission itself that the mat- their appeal effective and so that
ter would be given attention on the Railway Commission shall
the return of the two commis- heed their demands,
sioners who sat at the hearing at     Between the effort to get an
at hand to go after ancl secure j (leorge at this time was a mistake.
Prince (leorge.
But we think the mess they
have made of it only makes it
Incorporation that will be fair
and just, and the question of securing roads in the District to
more necessary that it be right-; the farm lands so that settlers
ed. And the people have but to can Ket in and out of town and
press their rights ancl their t0 their market; the effort to get
claims to be heard. (loans from the Government to
We know that the member of; assjst jn quickly settling our
the Provincial Legislature from; farm lands, and the effort to
this dislrict has spoken in no un- develop this great country and
certain manner on the iniquity [n-\ng \\ under subjection; the
of the ruling, and that he has eflfort to build up our city, and
sent word that he will fight with the great costs and labor con-
us to see lhat right is given the fronting the people in doing all
people. It has been a very en- these and other things, — it
couraging sign, and we believe WOuld indeed seem as though
that the Provincial Government, the weight nf the people's bur-
as a whole are vitally interested den is already sufficiently heavy
with the people in seeing that' without the Railway Commis-
the matter is set right. sion's loading this uncalled-for
The people have been stirred j station-site expense on to them!
as never before on any public
It   would   seem   as if   every
obstacle that can be found were
being produced by those who are
in making the
question, and we are surprised
that the Commission should so
stubbornly resist the public de- sworn   to help,
mands. task more difficult
The people of Prince Geurge The Provincial
are in a bad enough predicament has been trying to weld the Dist-
wilh their problems and burdens riot into one harmonious whole;
of incorporation and improve-; the people themselves have been
nents without unnecessary ex- trying to get together; and now
e. litures They will have \ the Railway Commission steps in
u les a-plenty raising munic- and gratuitously sets te people
[pal funds to get needed im-!against each other and against
provements without adding this
of station site muddle and Government,
ide more,        necessity
South Fort George could not profit by a common sewerage or
water system. An entirely separate plant of each would be necessary. The higher values and the greater area to be developed in
Prince George would call for a large outlay there, and of necessity
the rate of taxation would be so high to improve the large undeveloped area lying in between, that at the present time there
would be no adequate return to property owners in South Fort
(leorge for the amount of outlay. In fact — as one speaker put it
— for one tenth the amount of taxes South Fort George would
have to pay under incorporation of the whole, it could have a better town and better improvements if incorporated alone. The
community of interest between the.three towns, it was thought,
was not sufficiently crystalized at this time to ttis_tt Z common
inclusion in one city government advantageous.
It was pointed out that expert advice of Colonel Thompson,
the engineer appointed by the Provincial Government to bring in a
report on the area proposed for incorporation, was against the
incorporation of such a large area so far in advance of its necessity.
The burdens of incorporation under existing conditions would
tend to hamper and very likely defeat the very object sought by
combining so great a diversified condition as existed here.
A large indebtedness would be necessary from the beginning,
and very likely at high rates of interest and excessive discount.
It were better to begin with a small area in the centre — perhaps
ah or a portion of Prince George at first — and let the balance of
the area be included as the time and conditions warrant.
The resolution unanimously adopted provides that "The committee of five from South Fort (leorge advise the committee of
fifteen of their intentions and their instructions from the people of
South Fort George to ask that So ith Fort George be elimineted
from the incorporation with Prince George and Fort George."
A further resolution provides That the committee take all
necessary steps, such as acquainting the Government, through our
Member Mr. John A. Fraser, of the people's wishes, and if necessary the circulation of petitions among the residents and property
owners, the same to be presented to the Government."
Public Meeting to
be held Jan. 4th
Outcome of the "Back to the Und"
Movement in this District
Th,. Herald  published rccontly a
Government | letter and list of questions submitted
te, farmers nnd prp-omptors by Mr.
states the cost of the
will be but 812,000 to
the station.
the city will have to raise ^,   .-» fa.
000 to make the approaches fit investigate uic  .
Jas. May. which touched the heart
of the matter of farm development
In the Fort George District.   It lias
met with a ready responses from all
directions ancl lias resulted in tangible and deHnate plans I" further
the Commission and against the \ the interests .ef the rural community
What was   the |ns never before in this section,
for it?   What is thei    On   Monday last, a   committee
Haskell,
Bornitz,  Albert Jolin&on,   D. 1. M.
rkins, Carney, Shearer and Scott
show-down, niet in  Princo George and decided
if neces-.to rail n public meeting for Mon-
bc  asked  for to|day night, January 4th, at 8 oclock
at the Princess Tlieatro on Third
farce
making them proviu™-,       r^y^ reason for it?  These;,.insisting of M
Besides this, the Commsso^ "stions we have a right to I Bernitz, Albert J
it into ask and demand an arfswer. The
the" hole where they have put | time has come for a -'
We venture that;   A Royal Commission
950,- sary,  should
Ave., Prince George, for the purpose of submitting the question to
the public. The idea is to form a
Farm Lands Improvement Association. A petition will be circulated
and the British Columbia Government asked to loan funds — spread
out over a number of years and to
mature on long terms at low rates
of interest — to assist the bona-fide
settler in more quickly developing
the land and producing results.
It is a matter which should appeal to everybody, for without tho
development and settlement of our
lands there can be no real prosperity in the Province.
ll is hoped the meeting will le
largely attended and that definate
plans may be adopted lo the benefit
of the District as a whole.
The Provincial legislature meets
very soon after the first of the year,
mid unless something is done—ancl
that quickly— another year will be
ndded to the already large number
of years of inactivity, with us no
further ahead in the realization of
our hopes for this Northern Interior
, of British Columbia.
With
dm
T.._,ro Wilson
was called upon [have  been  shared  by a great;the tram,  eni route  to rrince j voteu to iegis_auuu rumuiig
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SATVI! I>.\Y.   JANUARY,   2nd,   191.
Canada's Present and Future.
Last week the Herald publish- just recovering from a period of
ed an editorial on Results and business depression. The opti-
Benefits of the war on Canada, mism engendered by the pros-
This week we print extracts from perity just preceding this de-
leading writers and authorities pression resulted, in many cases,
on these conditions.
DR. ADAM SHORT, Civil
Service Commissioner, Ottawa,
says: "After the war has been
brought to a close, capital, seeking investment, will be apt to
consider only the safest kind of
opportunity. Canada, with its
national prosperity based on the
development of its national resources, can offer to European
investors a safer field and a more
ready return in dividends than
any other country in the world.
Basic conditions are sound, so
far as Canada is concerned, and,
in an inflation of values, and the
financial stringency was the
natural and inevitable corrective
of this. The process of placing
real value behind the inflated
prices will doubtless be impeded
by the dislocation of business
due to the war,
"A good deal of personal disappointment is unfortunately inevitable. With the borrowing of
capital rendered almost impossible the pace of development
must slacken off. This in turn
deprives of orders enterprises
whose business lies in furnishing
equipment. As money will not
he  circulating so  rapidly or so
though  there  will undoubtedly
be hardships in some  quarters! freely, there will be much more
through the more rapid but nee-'economy   practised   by  private
essary readjustment of abnormal j persons as well as by companies
conditions in consequence of the
war, the ultimate result should,
within a few months at most, be
beneficial for the whole country. '■II is inevitable that in the change
There is absolutely no reason for' from boom to dulness some who
and public bodies,"and from this
cause, again, some enterprises
will find their business restricted,
any financial panic or for any
pessimistic view of business conditions in Canada."
Mr. GEORGE P. SCHOFIELD,
General Manager of the Standard
Bank of Canada, says: "A great
deal of the criticism that has
been levelled at Canada in the
last year is unfair; and still,
when one regards the source
from which it has come, it must
be confessed it has not been unexpected. Canada's commercial
and industrial progress has been
simply marvellous, and jealous
competitors are aware of this
fact. While it is perfectly true
we have borrowed enormous
sums, this country is well able to
meet all its obligations. I submit that most of the capital we
have received from abroad has
been well spent.
"It is true that speculation has
been rife; but even old England
had its rubber boom, and the
United States its [fling at oil,
copper and silver in turn. As
far as the younger countries are
concerned the    Argentine,
Brazil, and so forth, our younger'tent ion to the
rivals — they are not today bet- exist for them
ter off than we are. On the
whole, our industrial and agricultural progress has been sound.
Our record is something of which
to be proud.''
upon paper counted themselves
wealthy should now find themselves denuded of their paper
riches. As this publication frequently pointed out, a good deal
of the real estate values was fictitious and depended almost entirely on optimism and easy
money. Such drastic operations
entail considerable disappointment to individuals, but bring
financial health to the nation.
Following a decade of unparalleled development, a period of enforced economy will leave the
Dominion stronger than ever,
and at the conclusion of the war
she will be in an infinately better
position to take advantage of the
demands upon her resources
than if her credit was over extended in the whirl of speculative optimism.
Trade Possibilities.
CANADA ILLUSTRATED.
"CANADA" in a recent issue,
discussiig Canadian Investments
says: "There is every justification for confidence. When the
war first broke out there was a
good deal more pessimism about
Canada's prospects than has
proved so far to have been warranted.
"From the business point of
view it was particularly unfortunate for Canada lhat the war
broke out when the country was
British manufacture),  would do
■ll to study and to give close at-
wssihilities which
exist for tbem in Canada al the
present lime. The soundness of
Canada's business foundations and
the particularly favorable position
the Dominion occupies at this time
of crisis we need hardly mention,
lt is. therefore, unnecessary to do
more than refer to them and to
suggest thut tbey Hpell commercial
opportunities hitherto unrealised in
the Mother Country. Tlie Canadian purchasing power
manufacturers themselves are, of
course, alive to the situation ; but
over ancl above all they can possibly
supply, there are plenty of openings
for the British manufacturer to step
in. Especially is this true at the
present moment, when there has
been cut off the great source of German supply,J'rom which some £3,-
i A very large proportion ol this large
'sum was represented by goods which
can be supplied by Britain.
The greatness of the commercial
opportunities may be realized by re-
i garding the remarkable development
that   has taken place in (.'anada in
the hist twenty years and considering
what preparation  bus already been
made  for the future.   The "spectacular"  growth  of the Canadian
West since 1895 has become proverbial,    Cities and  towns  and villages
have sprung tp almost like magic on
the prnirie ; while during that time
: there has been a corresponding industrial development  in tho older-
j established  East.   Especially considering that  during   that   period
there was only  one railway line to
the West,  the growth,   both communally and industrially, has been
astonishing.   By  pointing   to   thc
great  commercial  concerns   whieh
have come into existence from East
to West, and  are supplying varied
commodities on a large scale, it can
be realised how great the demand
has become.   A few representative
enterprises in various lines may be
mentioned as evidences of this—
The Canadian General Electric Co.,
the Massey-Harris Company, the
Dominion Bridge Company, Eaton's
nnd Simpson's Departmental Stores,
the A. .MacDonald Company's mail
order grocery business, the Hudson's
Bay  Company's stores system, the
Ashdown Hardware Co., Winnipeg,
P. Burns & Co., Calgary, ancl Swift
& Co., Edmonton,—the last three
great concerns Ik .ng purely western
products.
The fact that Canada has now not
one, but three,great transcontinental
railway systems is in itself suggestive
of the stage the Dominion has reached. In many directions the railway
lines run through immense areas so
far unpeople, but offering every attraction tei the would-be settler, and
it is a foregone conclusion that they
will within the next few years become what the southern parts of
Saskatchewan ancl Alberta have become during the past twenty years.
Tbis particularly applies to the new
districts wliich have heen opened up
by the Grand Trunk Pacific's transcontinental line, connecting, as it
does, with the new Pacific terminus
of Prince Rupert, and bringing these
farmers into touch with tlie Panama
Canal for the shipment of their
grain. The country traversed by
this line iu Central British Columbia
and in Northern Ontario is abundantly fertile, and is rapidly attracting settlers ; and the same can be
said of the Peace River country and
other parts of the New North-West.
The immediate prospects are most
favourable. The purchasing power
of the farmers is largely increasing
The appeal of the Dominion and
Provincial Governments to put more
acreage under cultivation has met
with a ready response. In Ontario,
for instance, at least 1,000,000 additional acres have this year been
sown to winter wheat. This means
practically the doubling of the area
previously used for that purpose ;
and in the west also the movement
has been well taken up. It has been
generally admitted that thi< year, on
the whole, the crop was bad. However, conditions in the west tbis
autumn are said to be eminently
favourable for next year's crop. In
Manitoba 92 per cent., in Saskatchewan 77 per cent., and in Alberta
50 per cent., of fall ploughing was
completed by October Hist. Therefore, knowing thnt the acreage has
Ih'cii largely increased, that the price
will lie considerably betterthan usual
and that the prospects are good, we
are entitled to look forward to a rise
from this year's acreage of 12 to 14
bisbels an acre to the usual average
of IS to 20 bushels, and in consequence to an immense increase in the
f the Canadian
farmer.
Taking everything into consideration, we believe that it will be well
worth the while of tbe British manufacturer to look into the Canadian
situation and its possibilities ; liear-
ing in mind that a comparatively
quiet time, such its is the case in
Canada at present, just gives the
opportunity that is needed of preparing for what is ahead.
fAKJflS
FOR   INFORMATION   REGARDING   THE   BEST
AGRICULTURAL   LANDS   IN  THE
DISTRICT,   CALL  ON
OR WRITE
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 18. 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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South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rate* on »»-
plication
Best of wines,
Liquors tnd cigar.
Albert Johnson, **•*•
%_
J
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 Fixlurs of al kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, I'rince George.
Fort George Hardware Co.
—— H. W. GROSS, Proprietor. -—
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
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SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIRD STREET
PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE AND SHOP:
THIRD AVENUE EAST but  fog  interfered j tion the nose of a"«rtaingSi £" ^'^ frie"^owin
London. — The escape of the
German warships Wednesday is
accounted as simply the hardest
kind of luck.   The British admiralty was well informed of. the
pending raid and had made preparations for crushing the enemy's
squadrons      ^^_______■
and the Germans dashed home
ward. British ships were ready
to take to sea, having been forewarned that a raid was to be
made, but when they got within
sight of the hostile squadron, the
latter, seeing the British force,
turned and steamed off at full
speed. The fog was so thick
that the visitors were able to
cover their movements and make
a clear getaway. The navy is
saying "Hard luck" to itself and
is confidently waiting for another
chance. The general feeling in
London is one of hopefulness
that the Germans will be encouraged by their success and try
again,
TS it Anatole France, or is it
Georges Courteline who tells
the story of the little French boy
abominabjy. talkative and uncontrolled, who was commanded by
l;„—st..
Winnipeg.-An American cit-
Zn rident in Win"iP«* and
  ailueu DV,Iti.*!.™. '" thebusinesswor'd
J- mother, on no account ZZ'   07T    * &" ' **"'■*»* &e°
 O-     '••ill VII
Under the Stamp,
general who
Prince George
Builders Co. Ltd.
TO   RENT
3-room house, Seventh Street, South
Kort George-$10.00 per month.
Houses will be built to suit purchasers on .Lots 14-15, Hlock 293,
Millar's Portion, Prince George. -
Cash and terms arranged.
For further Particulars apply ;
H. WILSON. Mgr., Corner Laselle _ Seventh
P.0. Box 64 SOUTH FORT GEORGE
0
U R Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now open for bu.lines..
All telegrams for Prince George
nnd Central Fort George will go
through this oflice. Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT GEORGE 4 ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
HARRY M. BURNETT
was  coming  that J censored, but
night to dine with them ? The
gallant general had lost his nose
in some Algerian or Moroccan
skirmish, and the little boy contemplated him in amazed silence
through dinner.   Then, just as
dinner ended, in the hush that
followed the distribution of coffee
all down the table, at the top of
his voice, the little boy shouted :
" But, mamma, how could I have
talked of the general's  nose,
since he hasn't got one ?"
A thought of that general's
nose comes back to us, perhaps
rather irrelevantly, as we note
the ill-success of certain very well
meant efforts now being made
"not to talk about the war."
Talk about the war so often
leads to argument, loss of temper,
and opposing exhibitions of optimism, pessimism and other prevalent maladies. If you say you
think we are "getting on very
well on the whole," you are accused of being "unduly optimistic," and perhaps of discouraging
recruits, If you remark that
things are no more satisfactory
than they should be, you are implored not be downhearted. So,
for some family or friendly dinners, it has been suggested that
there should be "no talk about
the war." i
What rhall we talk about then?IJilu "
(It sounds like a novel by Trollope)
letter had been
fon the whole, it
was moderately optimistic.   The
concluding paragraph had, to the
recipient, a strange statement:
"I remember how enthusiastic a stamp collector you
are, This is a new issue and
as one of the first out, it is
worth keeping"
Now, the recipient has never
had "stamp fever," and never
will, but that test sentence set
him thinking,   Thought leads to
action.   He tore off the stamp.
Underneath  he found lightly
written in pencil:
"We are starving."
This from a wealthy man.
What of the factory hand, the
clerk, the laborer ?
Presents to Suit Every Taste.
TOYS, GAMES, Etc. FOR CHILDREN
Useful and Ornamental Gifts for all ages.'
Eastman Kodaks, Gramophones - Records.
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, :it Wl
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers
Toilet Article?.
■
I
'ii--ale.' mui Retail.
Confections, and
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.  !
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George. George Street, I'rince George.    I
"IT'S A LONG WAY
TO TIPPERARY."
This song has been amended and
improved, by the addition of two
more verses written by Mr. T. A.
Browne, of the Immigration Department of the Interior, Ottawa.
The verses appear in the "Civilian"
and scoin to provide just that bit of
patriotic sentiment that is lacking
in the original. Following are the
added verses:
Back to Tipperary started Paddy on
the run,
heard them
ias begun."
hen half-way ho
sav, "the fighting
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all kinds and sizes 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 OP YOOR STOVE REQUIREMENT!!
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO., LTD.
W. F. COOKE, Prei.
KUSSEI1 PEDEN, Vi.e-P.es.
...       .,    ,   ,,    . " rw I He wrote to Molly,  saying,
We talked, first, on one occasion,       alt|,0llgh j love vou S0(
about the cold-at least began to1 Mv country's callta', darlin',
,      i /.• m n    ■ talk about it,  But then somebody Irish I must eo."
Architect and Civil Engineer j „0„o1oflol,, „„—,_._...„__,
'!).•
i I'm
c. e. Mclaughlin, s« ,iar.
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
i Chorus—'' It's a long long way
'etc,
fight-
J. F.   CAMPBELL
CIVIL ENGINEER
British  Columbia  Land  Surveyor
Land Affent       Tlmi .r Cruiser
K,.|.ree_iitinKGOKE 4 MoGREGOR, Limited
McGiegor Building, Third Street. SOUTII
FORT GEORGE. B. C.
f ",{ § 'Sfj B _l Victoria. B.C.
I. I'. Burden, Hn. P, C. Green. Mgr.
Nelson. B.C., A. II. Creon, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gril f_p_mt. Dtoia. . B. C. Laid Soimoii
Surveys of Landa, Hines, T.ewiieeite-. Tireiteor
Limits, Etc.
carelessly remarked: "Yes, last't-
nig-ht I could not help thinking of L    n ,, , .   „   ,
those poor fellows in the . . .       'Now Sf> "\ft? t™ohes
,   *                         __                         inS ''Ice a lion bold,
lhe hostess raised a finger,      |And IrisIl Mouy's waitin' with a
There was a pause, a gap, a         heart as true as gold;
; sense of emptiness,   Subjects But when the Kaiser's down and
|seemed to have vanished off the!        out and Belgium's free again,
j earth.   Somebody  mentioned  a; He'll start for Tipperary town a-
Iplay now running.   But nobody!        singing this refrain;
! had been to the theatre.   And j    "It's a long long way," etc,
then somebody else said:  "We     We would advise readers to cut
I all ought to go to the Belgian out these words and add them to
'players.   We owe it to them to the copy of the original song which
make their season a success."      they may have.
That was a fatal thing to say, 	
because naturally a woman thus       u    ..   „   . c   n    .-
, .     ,    ..,,        D , ■     ,,,       New Line Ready tor Operation
exc aimed:    Poor Belirium!" '       r
ROOMS TO RENT
AT TIIE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFE
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH Proprietor
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.
Good Morning!
We Are Introducing
American Silk
American Cashmere
American Cotton-Lisle
HOSIERY
They have Btood the test. Give
real foot comfort. No scams to rip.
Never become loose or baggy. The
shape is knit in-not pressed in.
GUAR ANTEED for fineness,
s'.Vle, superiority of material and
workmanship. Absolutelg stainless
Will wear 6 months without holes,
or new ones free.
OUR   SPECIAL   OFFER
^^^^^^^^^^ Belgium! I
And there was silence again.
Books ? Novels ? Browning or
Tennyson? Shakespeare? Milton?
Even Verba.'en and (leorges
Rodenbach ? Remote, infinitely
distant! What about "Sinister
Street, vol. two"? The author
The Kootenay Central,
the new line affording connection between the Crow's Nest
and the main line of the C.P.R.,
at Golden, which has been under
construction for some time, is
now completed.   The Kootenay
Impr
HOTEL
Corner Fourth and Hamilton       •       South Fort George, R. C.
A NEW AND UP-TO-DATE HOTEL.
On American Plan. Rates on Application.
Bright and comfortable  rooms and
suites at the Empress.      :      :
G. WARCUP
mentions the war twice. Danger- Central  is 162 miles in length
ous . . . and  extends   from  a junction
Everything we said, or didn't point  with   the   Crow's   Nest
say, seemed uneasily to bring us branch of the C.P.R. near Fort
back to it. What indeed was life Steele through the Windermere
at all just now, void of war ?- Valley to Golden,
with war left out ? Nothing I—
| an emptiness.   At last, sick of
silences, the hostess said we
might—and we all talked about
it eagerly till midnight.
Proprietor
to every one sending us $] 00 in currency or postal note, to cover advertising and shipping charges, we will
j ,-...<>,   ,.,,..   e.eiie'ei  ^ee.ei.iei-
lee, backed by a five million dollar
company, either
3 Pairs of oor 75c value
American Silk Hosiery,
or      4 Pain of our 50c. value
American Cashmere Hosiery,
or      4 Pain of our 50c. value
American Cotton-Lisle Hos'y
>r      6 Pain of Children's Hosiery
THE CHURCHES
We human beings thrive on fooling
each other. One reason retired men
die early is that they relinquish the
good old health - giving exercise of
keeping up a bluff.
Give the color, size, and whether
ladies' or Gent's hosiery is desired.
DON'T DELAY - Offer expires
M?". a dealer in your locality is
THE INTERNATIONAL HOSIERY CO.,
P. O. Box 244
DAYTON, OHIO, U. S. A.
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
7:30.
Presbyterian Church
Row A. C. Justice, pastor,
Services: 11 n. m. and 7.30
p. m. Gospel service.
Sabbath School meets at 2 p.m.
11 a. m.—The Minister.
7.30 p. m.-The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m,
A. C. Justice, Minister.
Keep Plugging.
When  a man  in  his prime quits the
game nnd lies down
With a groan of despair or a petulant
frown,
It shows that he's lackin, in patience
and pluck
And feels like thc man who invented
hard luck.
Don't throw up the sponge, be a man,
at least try;
The Lord hates a quitter, so never say
die,
If you fail, try again, don't admit you
are stuck-
The world has no use for your tales of
hard luck.
The man that keeps plugging and laughs
at defeat
Is the mun that success in due season
will meet;
He knows what he's after and don't
care a shuck
For the limber-backed guy who invented hard luck.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort George.
HARRY  COUTTS,
PRopRit.cm.
Drummond ft MoKay,
Machinists.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57.
BEFORE  BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE :: PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
*ith   Government
Cnese m.,,.i,:	
assistance
r _    wi.__ «■__ filled upon I have been  shared  by a great! the train,   en route  to rniraerrona-to -nomam ,v 8 ,_,....
Judge wuson was  .        * in imany settlers in the surrounding George, they discussed the ques- war. The proclamation wiling par-
pf Fi
,.>it nt
ijyTerian iTiui.li tomorrow from tne rrom. i ^
___^^
London, Jan. 2nd.-Corres-
tUOIlCIUlien iroin i aye .)
as he is known.   Rut since the
visits referred to we have rested
quietly in the belief that what .
they saw and said at that time jpondent of Express in Athens
would suffice,  and all we had to, reports that state of panic txists
do  was to wait and all things: in Constantinople and that Turks
would come.    But we venture I have abandoned all idea ot tak-
the suggestion that waiting  in j ing' offensive.    Holy relics are
expectation of receiving will not j being removed to Asia  minor,
be enough,   lt will be necessary I whither Sultan and German and
to  do something.     Hence   we'Austrian   Embassies  have  also
suggest that a definate plan be I made preparations to move.
inaugurated and carried out to     London, Jan. 1st.-German war
present to tbe Government a pe- of attrition found another British
tition  that  will  carrv with   it victim this morning and robbed
intelligent data and explicit  re- the British Navy of a sixteen
quirements, and not trust to luck year old but still useful battleship
and the memories of our minis-  "Formidable," of the same class
ters who might possibly forget in <IS  lhe  battleship   "Bulwark"
the   passing  of   time  promises which was blown up a few weeks
made in the hour of good fellow-j ago off Sheerness.   The exact
ship at thc banquet table. location of disaster has not been
Our member Mr. John A. Fra- revealed but the fact that it oc-
ser will be here about January curred in the English Channel
10th and,  we take it,  will want recalls circumstances that British
to know what is wanted.    He ships have been engaged bom-
Kennedy Hair Ko. Ltd. Kewedy Blair & Co. Ud.
Start the New Year Right.
Sh„ve on hand a complete slock of MEN'S TWEED AND WORSTED SUITS
iy'anada's leading Clothing Manufacturers, in shades oi the always pop-
At the prices quoted below, no man need start the New Year
i'mmic in and piek out yours while the sizes aro still unbroken.
made up
ular browns and grey
with an old suit.
. will want support in the demands
which' he will place before the
legislature.
It is without doubt going to be
harder to get money this year
than ever, despite the necessities.
And there will be forty - odd
members at Victoria all wanting
sometli'ng for each of their constituencies. Therefore, unless
we know what we want and go
a f t e r i t — go after it to get
it, and lot just loiter along with
the exi -ctation that we will get
it as a result of the visit of the
ministers, and sit back and expect the' plums to drop into our
laps unasked for — we will not
get _\ that is needed, indeed
necessary if the Fort George
Distritt is to prosper and grow
this next year.
Road.-  and good  roads are
an absolute necessity.   The Governmenl has taken considerable
money oul of this district, and it LOST
should be returned, in propor , 	
tinn     to   Hip    InnM     t h a t    ii   shoulder, wearing cowbell and halter.
tion,   to  tne   una    tnat   it Finder   leMe notif   j Chri3tian30n
mtiy be made habitable to the Soutn F£rt George, or Herald Office.
settlers which the Government 	
as well as business  interests are: WANTED. - Orders for Printing of
inviting here to live. ; every description - Herald, Phone 9.
barding German positions on Belgian coast and that German submarines on several occasions in
the past have attempted to torpedo them.
Paris, Jan. 1st.-Dunkirk on
the north coast of France was
again bombarded by four German
areoplanes on Thursday, accord-
to reports which reached Paris
during the night.
London. — Despatch to Daily
Mail referring to report published by Hamburger Ereudenblatt,
that four British airmen dropped
bombs on German Island of Lan-
geoog in North Sea Christmas
day, killing several civilians,
says that investigation proves
that the bombs were not dropped
by British but by German airmen who believed that British
torpedo boats were lurking off
Island in fog.
These Prices art available for lhe
next few days only.
At $9.00 we arc offering a Brown Worsted Suit which is easily worth 815.00 of
any man's money.
At $12.50 w havo ii line which sells in
the regular way for 820.00.
For $15.50 you can purchase a suit made
up from imported English Worsteds for
which we asl; regularly $'25.00.
For $19.00 we offer you a still better quality in a beautiful grey diagonal worsted.
Ordinarily this suit would cost you at
least $30.00 so that now you have a
chance of saving 811.00.
Cold Weather Requirements.
Heavy  Wool,   Hewson   Tweed
in greys and browns.  Splendid
.Men'
Pant*
value at $5.50, selling now
$3.50
Men's Heavy Grey Wool Sox, black heel
and toe, good value at 50c, selling now
at 3 pairs for     -      -       - $1.00
Men's all-wool Socks in fawns and greys
Scotch knit, now por pair   -       -      65c
Men's Heavy Wool Working Milts,
red and grey cheek, regular seller at
(."ie, now per pair       -       -       -      40c
We also carry a complete stock in all
lines of Rubbers, Overshoes, etc., for men
women and children.
_f^-                               We take this opportunity of wishing our many patrons • __»
j^"~                                 the  "Compliments of the Season and a Happy and "^
0^~-                                                          Prosperous New Year. __*
_£           KENNEDY BLAIR & CO., LIMITED, =2
«^~ SOUTH FORT GEORGE                      CENTRAL FORT GEORGE —__»
Classified Advertisements.
Bay Mare,  about lOOfl lbs.
Branded with outline of a watch on left
TAXIDERMIST.
Nine years experience in Taxidermy work in all its branches.
I 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.
January 1st,
1915.
Victory follow*
lhe flaK.
We wish you health, and wish you wealth,
And many a merry day,
And a happy heart lo play the part
On f
Pioneer
Manufacturers
of
Lumber.
Phone 1
I'eincr George
the great highway.
FORT GEORGE TRADING
AND
l)V LIMITED ^e.
f
C Meir.i.neey, Miiiuii[i.i
Pioneer
Operators
of
Steamboats.
Phone tl
Suulh Ful CtMte
Domestic Coal
Of the liinhest grade obtainable and specially
aifted for domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Local Items. Ne \vyears service,    will be con-
  ducted both morning and evening
The Rev. T. Riley, who came into at the Presbyterian Church tomor-
this distriet  last August,  to take, row.   Communion at the morning
charge of St. George Church, Central service.   Individual cups.
Fort George, is leaving about thei «   *   »   •   •
middle of ihis month for military
training in the old country. Mr.
Riley has had considerable training
and experience with the artillery at
home, and having been granted
leave of absence by the Bishop of
New Westminster, goes home to resume temporarily the rank of major
which he previously held in the
Territorial Army.
*   #   *   *   #
The Grand Trunk Pacific announce thc following changes in
their passenger schedule: Trains
going west will leave at 8:15 p. m.
Wednesday and Saturday; trains
going east will leave at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday and Sunday. This means
that there are now only two trains
a week from the east, and two from
the west, all of which are through
trains.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
PARTS OK CITY.
Pkone SS
Fort George and Soutii Fort George.
Phone SO
The   Panama   News   Stands on
George Street,  Prince Geoige, and
Hamilton     Avenue,     Soutii   Fort
(leorge,  have your home newspapers, also magazines, cigars,  cigarettes, snuffs and stationery. Newspapers from everywhere.   We are
ithe pioneer newsstand, up-to-date
! in everything.      Panama News Co.
»   »   *   *   »
HOCKEY.
Sunday saw an interesting game
at Prince George, between Soutli
and I'rince. The commodious rink
gave the players a fair chance, and
the many spectators did their share
in making things lively. The score
resulted iu a victory for Prince, 1-2.
Newyears game between South
and Central, played at Central last,
night, also resulted in the defeat of
our boys, the score being pronounced 1 to 3, The game wns a hard
light from start to finish, and was
rendered unneeessarly rough on
account of the small sized rink.
Considerable annoyance was caused
our boys by several disputes over
goals, and tin.' game seemed to go
smoother after the "stumbling
block" had been removed and an-
I other goal umpire substituted.
Arc we discouraged? Well hardly,   Lots of time yet, boys.
Musical Society's Concert and Social.
The concert and social given by
the Fort George Musical Society al
Central on Thursday night, to escort the old year out and tbe new
year in, was voted a great success
when the gathering broke up at
about 12:30 a.m. The concert was
held in the large auditorium of the
Presbyterian church and consisted
of solos, duetts, quartettes and several choruses, all very acceptably
rendered. Special mention might
lie made of the splendid renditition
of the duett "Sympathy" by Mrs.
Raddiek of Prince and Mr. Hall of
Central, tbe audience showing their
appreciation in no uncertain way.
A solo by Mrs. Reed of South also
brought forth very enthusiastic
applause. — After the concert,
everybody was invited down into
tbe basement to participate in games
and partake of refreshments. Iietween 150 and '200 people were in
attendance.
Congratulations are due the Musical Society for the splendid work
they are doing. The Herald hopes
that they may succeed in singing
all the little discords between the
three Georges into harmony.
•   •   »   »   §
limn, - Ankdkiison.
A wedding announcement received by the Herald contains the
interesting news that A. I). Buchel,
formerly of South Port (leorge, has
taken unto himself a wife, Miss
Emily Inotta Anderson. The ceremony took place at Edmonton on
the 22nd of December. Mr.
Buchel is well known in our town
through his connections with the
Port George Hardware Company,
of which establishment he wns n
active member, The best wishes of
many friends follow Mr. ami Mrs.
Buchel to New Port, Oregon, where
they will be "At home" after
January 15th.
Proclamation.
Qeorge the fifth, by ti>.
Grace of Qod, of the United
Kingdom of Great Britain and Inland and of the British Dominions
beyond the Seas, King, defender of
the Faith, Emperor of India.
To all to whom these presents shall
come, or whom the same may in anj
wise concern—(\ reel ing.
Whereas our Empire has been
forced to take up arms in defence of
rights and liberties unjustly attacked
and to fulfil pledgessolpmnly given.
We, therefore, believing it to be
fitting that our people should be enabled to make a public and solemn
avowal of duty to Almighty God and
of need of guidance have thought Iil.
by and with the advice of our Privp
Council for Canada, lo appoint anil
we do hereby appoint SUNDAY, the
THIRD DAY of JANUARY next,
to hi' throughout our Dominion of
Canada, a day of Humble. Prayer
ami Intercession to Almighty God
on behalf of the cause undertaken b.
our Empire ami our Allies anel of
those who are offering their lives for
it, and for a speedy anil favourable
peacc that shall be founded on understanding .ami not hatred, to the end
that peace shall endure, and we do
invite all our loving subjects through"
out Canada toset apart this appoint.
ed day as a day of Humble Prayi r
and Intercession.
Of all which our loving subjects
and all others whom these presents
may concern are hereby required I"
take nolice and govern themselves
accordingly.
People wish a newly wedded couple
happiriC8s~but they don't expect their
wish to come true.
The man who boasts of the wonders
he is going to work never amounts to
much as an actual worker.
Another Fire Department Dance
All the ladies of South Fort
George are asked to meet Tuesday afternoon, at the home of
Airs. Blair, to arrange ways and
means for the next monthly dance
for the Fire Department.
So many calls and requests
have been made for another dance
since the one held in December,
that it has been thought that one
every month would meet the
social desires of our people and
at the same time help to defray
expenses of the Fire Department.
If present plans are carried out
the dance will be held Wednesday
evening, January 13th.
Do not forget, all the ladies
are asked to participate and meet
at Mrs. Blairs, Tuesday afternoon
January 5th, at 4 o'clock.

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