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Mining in the Fort
George District
Not much has been said recently regarding the mining
developments  in  the group
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the group of
lims to the west and southwest of the Fort George District.
But quiet persistent work continues, and we are informed by
Mr. McNerney, one of the lead-
ins spirits in the local mining
industry, that work was today
again started on the claims in
earnest. Like all development
project throughout Canada in
these days of war, the scarcity
of money has retarded this as
well as all other advancement, ter are ministered to
Mr. McNerney advises us that'   ^gain  Mr. Mel
The ladies of thc Sunshine Club
gave another very successful and enjoyable dance al the Fort (leorge
Theatre, iu South Fort George, lasl
evening, in aid of their fund.
.Many we're present to enjoy llie
evening and as usual voted it a good
time. The ladies have certainly
carried forward the most praiseworthy object yet inaugurated in
the district, relieving in a practical
way many cases of real distress in
the towns. Their latest plan is the
upkeep of a bed in Miss Elliott's
Hospital in I'rince (ieorge.
No money is granted to any person. Only food, clothing, and necessities of the sick of worthy clmro
bermans Torpedo Five Vessels
INCORPORATION MATTERS
£      I •  i    p n     1      As the Herald goes to press,
of wnicn rour <ir6 junkn°vod°f ■ m»m,tancehaskn
to him and all experienced miners  who have   inspected  the
claims they look extremely promising,  and it is hoped that by
spring work will be so far advanced as to indicate conclusively to all that the district does
contain large bodies of paying
ore  of sufficient  quantities  to
make of the district a rich mining section, besides being one of
the best farming countries.   It
is believed that in the near future British Columbia will far
outstrip itself in its mining ventures and results.   The country
has  not  been  developed as it
should have been owing to lack
of transportation; but now that
this is being rapidly supplied, we
look for investment in all British Columbia industries — and
especially in the rich field   of
mining— to increase by leaps
and bounds.
the owners of the
Theatre donated the
lights to the cause.
• Brown and
Fort (ieorge
building and
Russian People Increase
Savings by Prohibition
London.—A despatch to Reu-
ter's Telegram company from
J'eirograd, says that M. Khari-
tonoff, comptroller of the Russian
treasury, speaking before the
duma budget committee, declared that owing to the great increase in national savings, due
to prohibition, the extraordinary
outlay occasioned by the war as
yet had caused no great suffering
in Russia.
As proof of this, M. Khariton-
off said the national savings in
December, 1913, which amounted
to 700,000 rubles ($350,000) had
increased to 29,100,000 rubles
($14,550,000) in December 1914.
He added that the total savings
for 1913 amounted to 34,000,000
rubles ($17,000,000) as compared
with 84,000,000 rubles ($42,000,-
I'OO) for 1914.
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WiU Cost Canada
$15,000 in Damages
Wasliinton.—Under an agreement
reached Feb. 1st, the Canadian
government will settle claims growing out of the recent shooting of two
American duck hunters by Canadian
militiamen by, paying $10,000 to
the parents of Walter Smith, who
was killed, and So,000 to Charles
Dorset], who was wounded in addition to all legal expenses,
The terms of settlement were arranged by Sir Joseph Pope, under
secretary of foreign affairs for Canada, and Representative Charles B.
Smith, of New York. The money
will be paid to representatives of the
families at tbe British embassy.
LORD ROBERTS' ESTATE
London.—Field Marshal Lord
Roberts, who died in France Nov,
11 of last year, left an estate of
§385,000, all of which goes to his
widow and daughters. This a-
mount is exclusive of property
previously settled on his family
by Lord Roberts.
Must Turn To Canada For
Ber Wheat Supplies.
London.—Interviewed concerning
a cable from Wellington to the effect
that the New Zealand government
had arranged for the purchase of a
million bushels of Canadian wheat
for delivery next July, Hon. Mr.
Mackenzie, New Zealand's High
Commissioner, said that lie had been
buying wheat since the war started,
but this was the largest order. For
some years, be said, New Zealand's
wheat output had been diminishing
iu favor of pastoral industry, and it
was likely the Commonwealth would
in future have to look more and
more to Canada for her wheat supply. The high commissioner acknowledged New Zealand's debt to
Canada for ber present efficiency in
dairy production.
Having recently returned from
Egypt, wliere, with Sir (leorge Reid
the Australian and New Zealand expeditionary forces were visited, the
Hon. Mr. Mackenzie said that the
men only regarded their work in
Egypt as a preliminary duty. They
said they had set out to light the
Germans and did not want tb return
wit limit facing them.
The toll taken by the German submarine U-21 in its raid last
Saturday in the Irish Sea in the vicinity of Liverpool still stands at
three ships— the steamers Ben Cruachen, Linda Blanche and the
Kilcoan, the latter a small vessel.
In addition, a (lerman submarine also torpedoed two British
steamers in the English Channel near Havre - the Toko Maru and
the Icaria, — of which the Toko Maru was sunk.
Besides sinking the three vessels, at least six other steamers
were chased by her.   These include the steamer Graphic, with 100
passengers and a crew of 40, the Leinster and the smaller boats
Atreus, Ava, Kathleen and Endymion.   All these ve sels escaped
in a zigzag flight.
A member of the crew of the Toko Maru has arrived in London     . . . ..
. „      ,      .......       «... , i erty owners want incorporation
and thus describes the sinking of this vessel: |of     .    & |imjted area afc thia' inir
"The officers and crew had-just finished breakfast when the; time. whpn finam,inl Pn^iHnnJwen
explosion occurred. The ship was virtually stationary, seeking a
pilot. The vessel tilted over immediately and soon had a heavy
list. The captain ordered the boats out and in five minutes everyone was away, but saved nothing. The general opinion of the crew
was that she had been torpedoed, but no submarine was in sight."
How the Leinster narrowly escaped, was told by her captain
in the following words:
"Rough weather has no terrors for the German submarines.
When we sighted her late Sunday afternoon just outside the entrance to Dublin Bay, the weather was so rough that not a single
j received from the seat of Government at Victoria, regarding
the all important question of incorporation for Prince George,
that is at all conclusive.
It is quite evident that the
Ministers are taking serious
thought on the matter before
committing the Government to
this project. They evidently realize that when a majority of
the interests to be effected, when
the large majority of the residents,  business men and  prop-
Canada Has Splendid
Exhibit at Exposition
Canada's palatial pavilion is
ready at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition at San-
Francisco.
Credit for this early preparedness is due to the competency
acquired by the Canadian commissioner to the exposition and
his working staff at every
world's fair of any considerable
importance during the last fifteen
years. Before coming to San-
Francisco, the staff knew just
what to do. All plans for build-
were perfected and under
time; when financial conditionsIwent few if ™* chan«es whi,e
are added to the natural business construction was in progress.
facts - that to incorporate ,uch and as the ma«ni'ficent structure
alarge surface as was at first'went UP the exhibits were as-
proposed is folly and does not
make for prosperity or success.
They must needs stop and consider where their plans are leading them.
There is that other side of the
sembled and transported, a task
that was facilitated by the fact
that nearly all the imperishable
materials had been shown at
(ihent, Belgium, last spring and
merely had to be packed, shipped
a3, Luc m^a.it..  •___:. iwu ku una noi a single i      ------- —  "'"""' """ j [o the Panama-Pacific, unpacked
passenger was on deck.   The submarine approached us while she iqu.es"on af: name .   th^ 130l'u" and put in place.   But a great
cal side.   It is no time ior the ....       .
Government to flaunt much fur-1
ther disregard of the local peo- j
was submerged but she arose less than a mile away.   She signalled
us lo halt or we would be fired upon, but I ordered full speed ahead
and changed our course every few miles.   Our pursuer took the.     ,
weather well,  but we got the engines up to twenty-four knots! Ple s W1,   All over the Prov
speed and soon outdistanced her." jlllce   ~   whether    "srhtly    or
       __ _.   j wrongly expressed — there is a
feeling that the Government is
not doing its full duty in many
ways. Open criticism on the
floor of the House by Conservative members, also in and about
the councils of the party far and
near; among the old time members; among the rank and file all
over the province — point to a
feeling of unrest and disappointment that the Government is not
measuring up to its responsibilities and opportunities. These
words are not meant unkindly.
Sometimes it is best to tell the
truth even in our own houses
and inner councils. We must
know what the opposition is, not
the good feeling, if we are to
find out our error and mend our
ways. We hope the various conditions reported are not true; but
Germany Now Hockey, the Favorite Winter
Has Peace Party *■« Has_iH WeeL .
I
  This  past   week,   llie   game   of
A  cable from  London says; Hockey has been the star perform-
"Alfred Arnold, a New York | mice of the winter season in the
Herald and London Daily Express district.   Some of the best plays
special correspondent, who has being seen in the history of the
just  returned  from a tour of sport in this section.
Frankfurt-on-Main,   Dusseldorf, j    Last Sunday, Prince George and
Elberf eld, Bremen, Hamburg and, South played on the South rink a
Munich, writes  that the most;draw game.
8ignificant!symptom he observed'   On Monday night tho Robarts
was the appearance of the peace;aiid Merchant* team.' played to a
party in the industrial centres j score  of  3-2   in   favor   of the
and  the organization  of peace Merchants.
meetings and placarding to stop!   Tuesday night, tlie Robarts won
the war.   Posters at Dusseldorf! from the Pioneers, score 3-2.
were discovered and led to the |   Thursday afternoon, the young-
arrest of a number of persons jsters of Prince and South played on
who attended a peace meeting, [the .South Rink. South won by 7-1.
Thursday night, the Submarines
and Dreadnaughts scraped together
'from the "discards" who had not
been on  skates since many  days,
minis
bead
Two of these were shot.
On the whole, the prevalent
sentiment in Germany is one of
depression and anxiety.   Stories   ^^^^^^^^^^^^
of sweeping victories, especially j played an exciting and highly
over the hated British,   are no ing game at South.   The
longer credited.    War news is naughts are reported to have won
scanty, and has lost its power to:at 5 to I, bill not until referee Bill
cheer. ! Manson had to put several oil'tbe
mass of entirely new material
had to be collected and prepared
for exhibition.
Thc Canadian building and its
contents are of governmental
origin and maintenance; no corporation or individual has anything to do with the enterprise,
and no private interest is exploited. There is no "bureau of
information" in the pavilion —
that is in the accepted sense of
the term. If a visitor inquires
as to the price of land in any
particular district, or the best
available means of traveling to
that district, he is referred to
the government of the province
in which that district is located.
Thus each district has a fair field
and no favors at the exposition.
Special attention has been given the display of the country's
natural resources, and the exhibits in this line are pronounced
exceptionally interesting.
LLOYD GEORGE IN PARIS
, . ,   David Lloyd-George,  the Brit-
unfortunately the ear marks andjjsn chancellor of the exchequer,
reports show too plainly that the;and P. Bark, the Russian minis-
The  coarseness of   the now
prevalent foods—actually scarce,
ice for "illegal "
Montgomery, the
llay,   and Monty
  limb  of  the law
but the fare is welfare — revolts; had been revived by Doc. Layne,
the German appetite. All dain- j with a hypodermic injection up his
ties are reserved for the hospi- pant, leg, from the horse syringe
tals. Only paper money now is j which Doc. carried in bis kit of
used in Germany, and all gold hardware tools-supplied for the oc-
and silver has to be surrendered cosion. Several of the players are
to municipal authorities.    .
ter of finance, arrived in Paris
this week. It is reported that
the visit of these two is in connection with the consideration of
the issuance of a joint loan of
83,000.000,000.
Government needs consider their
ways.
In this district we have too
long been ignored. A large, rich,
important section such  as the   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Prince (leorge - Fort (ieorge sec- =
tion needing government atten- j The new members from this
tion and development and not section, whoever they may be,
getting it in its outlying districts, I will need every possible help to
in its farm lands, in its roads, [carry this district foe the Con-
while other portions of the prov-!servative party this next electee get more than their share,! tion without having to contend
will not be overlooked. The Gov-j against further needless errors
vernment has taken large! of the (lovernment. The section
monies out of this section and j has quickly passed from a fron-
put nothing back commensurate! tier to a live voting power which
I reported badly injured in the region I wjth its takings.   And when we' cannot be ignored.
of the wind
Great Britain will not Allow Wilhelmina
and Dacia to Reach Germany
But the worst is still  to conn
h'cadnaughts   (the   winni
' have now to meet  the challengi
.   .   ,,•   mi       -u     „ „_™u;..o Ithe   Armour   Trust    Magnates   of
fected his Telescnbe, a combina- *      n
bouth, also the I orpedo   Bout   Des-
Telephone Messages to be Recorded    "
Edison, the inventor, has per-
ers)
if
London.—The commission for
relief in Belgium has received no
reply to its offer to purchase the
cargo of the American ship Wil-
helmina, thus diverting her from
Hamburg and avoiding an international incident which is believed here to be inevitable if the
vessel tries to reach Germany
with her cargo of foodstuffs.
The announcement from Washington that Count von Bernstorff,
the German ambassador to the
United Stales, will guarantee
that the cargo will be used only
for civilians in Germany has not
influenced the British government. If not purchased by the
relief commission the Wilhelmina
will be conducted to an English
port where her cargo, officials
say, will be taken over and paid
for by the government.
The announcement that the
former Hamburg-American line
steamship Dacia has sailed from
Galveston with a cargo of cotton
for Germany caused much comment in London, where it was
generally believed that the Dacia
incident had been closed. Granting that the Dacia tries to reach
Rotterdam she unquestionably
will be taken by British warships
into an English port, where her
cargo of cotton immediately will
be reloaded on a waiting vessel.
It will then be sent promptly to
Rotterdam at the expense of the
British government, thus preventing loss to her owners.
tion of telephone and dictaphone
which will put upon a cylinder, ,—i,^—
for reproduction every syllable j ,lef«tU.f their larger
uttered into the telephone transmitter. Hereafter a telephone
conversation can be proved beyond dispute, the same as a
written message.
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Ottawa Session Likely Brief
Ottawa, Feb. 4, — Parliament
convened today, the opening being very quiet and devoid of
much of the usual social display.
The length of the session is
problematical. It is .understood
that a conference will be held
between Sir Robert Borden and
Sir Wilfred Laurier in the matter
and much will depend upon the
outcome of it. Prorogation by
Easter is fairly probable.
The outstanding features of
the sessional program will be the
war appropriation and the budget.
craft the Submarines. Tbis challenge remains open ns long as tbe
ice shall last. The challenging
teams lieing willing to play before
daylight or after dark, and allow
the Dreadnaughts one or two days
to complete their side.
This afternoon the Hankers will
play at Prince George and Central
will play against .Soutli on South's
Rink.
Tomorrow, Sunday, Central will
play Prince George at Prince. This
game will decide definitely the
championship of the three towns.
ask for anything we get worse These   reminders   from    the
than a  turn down, we are ig- kindly disposed may have some
nored.    The  crumbs   we   have weight - and may not.    But
received have been grudgingly they speak the  feelings of the
given. people.
Steel Pensioners Got $511,967.
The fourth annual report of
the United States Steel and Carnegie Pension Fund just issued,
shows the total disbursements
for the year were $511,967, as
compared with $422,815 in 1913,
WAR BRIEFS.
$100,000,000 is the war levy on Canada. 850,000,000 has
already been raised, and additional appropriation will be asked.
The Turks have opened fight with the British for the Suez
Canal. According to London reports, an outpost engagement has
taken place to the east of Kantara, in which invaders were driven
back. Three other detachments of Sultan's forces are in the
vicinity. The English rely on water shortage to defeat foe. Entire peninsula of Sinai, 30,000 square miles, is in hands of Turkish
troops. Indian soldiers almost entirely make up garrison of country.
The Hague.— The following statement was made by P. W. A.
van der Linden, Premier of the Netherlands: "We must maintain
under the colors our entire army, for at any moment incidents are
possille which may render it neceessary for us to make an appeal
to arms."
London.—Despatch from Petrogoad says Russian submarines
seriously injured German cruiser Geselle recently in Baltic, and
sunk German gunboat. As a result, German warships are no
longer moving about in Baltic with their former freedom.
Copenhagen newspapers, some of which still have correspondents at Constantinople, have reports that Anglo-French fleet has
$358,780 in 1912, and $281,457 in ,.       „._,„, , ,      , ..„..,
1911, making a grand total of destroyed four of Dardanelles forts and there is a panic in Turkish
$1,575,021. I capital where recent Turkish defeats are just becoming known. A Werklv Journal ok Local General News, Puni-isimn
I'Jvkhv Saturday Morning at its I .iintino
Office in South Fort George.
SUBSCRIPTION   RATES
Price   One Year in Advance   -   -   - $3 00
"      Six Months in Advance    -   - 1.75
Three Months in Advance    - l.W'l
To The United States -   -   - 3.60
No  paper stopped until all arrearages are paid except at
the option of the publishers.
RATES  OP ADVERTISING
Twelve cents per line for the lirst insertion, and eight
cents per line for each subsequent insertion.
For Sale, Lost and Found Ads. minimum charge 50 cents
per insertion, limited to one inch.   Oilier rates furnished on
application.
NORTHERN  INTERIOR PRINTING COMPANY,  LTD..
Publishers and Proprietors,
South Fort George, fl. C.
be Added to
Cultivated Area
namcu in L11151U11M
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SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY,   Uth,
Developments in Prince George Area
The quiet that has spread itself over extensive development work in the district of the Georges is but seasonable after the holidays, and especially so in consequence
of the war. But nevertheless, quiet building is proceeding
and plans are being perfected for various buildings and
other work to be started in the spring.
It has been a noted phenomenon that in the Northern
Interior of the Province in preceding years January and
February into the middle of March have always been
quiet, to suddenly break into activity as spring advanced.
Signs are not wanting that this year will be no exception,
and despite wars and other conditions now prevailing, by
the middle of March to the first of April a change will
have come over present conditions that will bring prosperity in abundance to this centre.
At this time, those who come in from the outside
world are astonished at the better conditions prevailing
here compared to other cities of Canada, and the prediction is freely made by the best informed and even the
most conservative that Prince George is to be the center
of interest and development commencing this spring.
Rapid Growth of
Social Democracy
"Social democracy has sprung
up in every country where there
is any industrial development to
speak of, it is a new movement,
being less than 50 years old, and
has had an extremely rapid
growth, more rapid, in fact, than
any other movement of modern
times. H is still growing, and
although it is receiving consider-1 than tlie waters
able  criticism   at   the   present 1 part of the world.
Canada Leads World in Fish
Ottawa.- The government is
making vigorous efforts to increase production in Western
Canada by bringing vacant lands
held by non-residents and specu-
i lators under cultivation this coming season. The western cabinet
ministers have taken up the
matter and through western
municipalities have secured the
names and addresses of all holders of land not being cultivated,
lt is estimated that there are
a hundred million acres of land
held by non-residents, not under
production, outside of lands owned by the railways andthe Hudson's Bay Company, Probably
a third of this is held by Americans. Appeals are being made
to have this land placed under
cultivation. The holders are
urged, if they cannot cultivate
the land, to endeavor to sell it,
or lease it, and plans by which
this can be arranged are suggested.
Reports received by the immigration department, which is
handling this most recent campaign to increase Canadian production, show that many Americans who have had land in the
west and hitherto have made no
attempt to cultivate it will put
their land to seed this season.
j Several wealthy Chicago men
I have already arranged to take
j complete outfits into the west to
cultivate idle lands held by them
hitherto for speculation. With
the present high price of wheat
the outlook is that there will be
a large  American immigration.
It is probable that transatlantic liners plying from Canada to
England will be advised at an
early date to ascertain from passengers to the British IsleB
vvheiher they are on definate
j business or not and, if not, to
i inform them that their presence
|is not requested at present in
I England.
Private advices from England
'circulated in official circles ad-
• vance a view that tourists are
lout of fashion there at present,
and that unless they have some
definate object in view they had
better stay at home until conditions improve. It is pointed out
that every such arrival is an
added liability upon the country
at large, though they may be a
source of profit to transportation
companies, etc. Food really
needed in all directions is consumed and the price thus enhanced. The responsibilities of
the authorities of London are increased perceptably. In the
event of a war raid on England
0. Leondon, there is a host of
practically idle strangers, whose
instinct would be to clamor for
protection and means of egress
from the islands. In short, the
islands are today no place for
pleasure-seekers.
Conditions, moreover, consequent upon spies and suspicious
persons are such that the investigation into the antecedents and
purposes of many visitors is entailing a vast amount of work
that would be unnecessary if the
purely tourist class did not make
a habit of coming across.
Eve tempted Adam to eat, but she
didn't drive him to drink, anyway.
BRITISH COLUMBIA  HEADS LIST1
The annual report of the department of marine and fisheries
for Canada emphasizes the fact
that the fisheries of the Dominion are the most extensive in the
world, It likewise noted that
the water in and around Canada
contains the principal commercial;
food fisher, in greater abundance
of any other:
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time, 11 will c entinue to gro«
because it is the political expression of the needs of the working
class."
With the foregoing statement,
Arthur Beach began a lecture at
the People's Forum, Edmonton,
last week, on the social democratic movement.
Continuing, the speaker declared that wage-earners were
compelled to surrender a part of
their product to capitilists because competition on the labor
market kept their wages down
to the minimum of subsistence.
This surplus the capitalists used
to further the development of
new territories, and thus capitalism served a useful purpose. It
ought not to be forgotten, however, that the expansion was
effected at the expense of the
worker. The capital employed
in development was first wrested
from him in the shape of surplus
value. The need of change arose
out of the fact that despite the
rapid development of new areas,
labor markets became glutted,
and as far as he could see poverty was going to grow indefinately.
Social democracy proposed that
society as a whole should repossess itself of the earth and ! ■	
the means of production.   It was |    What nationality would a baby be if
true that the movement proposed il werc born on tho ocean '■'
The total marketed value of all
kinds of fish, etc., taken by
Canadian fishermen from the sea
and inland lakes and rivers during the year ending" March 31,
3914, amounted to $33,207,748.
Of this total value the sea
fisheries contributed $29,472,811,
while the inland fisheries contributed 83,734,937.
The value of the fish catch by
provinces was as follows:
British Columbia.   $4,308,707,
Ontario, $2,674,685.
Quebec, $1,850,427.
Prince Edw, Island, $1,280,447.
Manitoba, $606,272.
Saskatchewan, $148,602.
Alberta, $81,319.
Yukon, $68,265.
Open stretches of country, ready for the plough.
Fire Losses Prove there is Need for Care
Fire losses in Canada and the
United States in 191-1 totaled
$235,591,350 or almost $11,000,-
000 greater than in 1913. And
in almost every case carelessness
was found to be the cause of
outbreaks.
Did you and your wife ever agree?
Ves, once when the house caught lire
and both tried to-get out of the same
door nt the same time.
numerous reform measures, but
most Social Democrats were a-
greed that nothing permanently
beneficial was to be expected
from reforms. Revolutionary
changes alone would suffice.
Well, that dear, would depend on the
country from which its mother and
father came,
Oh, said litlle Mary, but s'posing it
wasn't travelling with its mother und
father ; s'posing it was just travelling
with Its aunty?
THE WHOLK STORY.
Visitor.-Hello  Mike!   What's
that
you have in that case ?
Mike.-That's the brick I gut up agin
my head at lh' last election
Visitor.-Oh ! And what's tlmt little
flower on top of it for ?
Mike.-That's oT the grave of th'
man that thiew it.
Formal Opening of Panama
Canal is Postponed
Washington. - The formal 0-
pening of the Panama Canal has
been postponed from March to
July, and the President will go
to SanFrancisco by rail in March.
Enemy Alien Is
Allowed to Sue
Montreal.—The right of aGer-
[ man or Austrian to take suit be-
j fore the Canadian courts has
I been maintained by the provin-
i cial Court of Appeal in the case
of Angelo Viola vs. Mackenzie,
I Mann & Co., the Hon. Mr. Justice Lavergne handing down
judgment in the name of his
j colleagues. Their lordships reversed the findings of Mr, Justice
Bruneau. declining to admit the
right of an alien enemy, as he
'called the plaintiff, to sue before
the courts of Canada.
Their lordships of the higher
court held that, in the determin-
I ing of an enemy, it was residence
and not nationality wliich counted. All the judges of the court,
live in number, spoke on the
case, and their views were to the
; effect that if Canada were to
deny to newly-arrived immigrants the right of recourse before the Canadian courts, this
would be an infringement of the
principles of justice. The chief
justice stated that if one were to
deny the right of thc plaintiff in
the present case, there would be
nothing to prevent an employer,
for instance, of a German or an
Austrian, to refuse to pay his
employee's salary.
The case was a claim under'
the Workman's Compensation j
Act. Viola was injured while at
work for the defendants and he
sued for compensation. Mr, I
Justice Bruneau decided that he!
had no right to sue because he
was a native of a country at war
with the British Empire.
Inquiry Into Crop Profits
Ottawa.--In 1912 the census
and statistics office with the aid
of its crop reporting correspondents instituted a special inquiry
into the cost of grain growing in
Canada. The inquiry had reference to the season of 1911, and
was limited to five crops: wheat,
orts, barley, corn and flax.
The results showed that for all
Canada the total average cost per
acre of the production of spring
wheat, oats, barley and flax was
between $12 and 813; for fall
wheat $13.50, and for corn $22.
The value of the produce that
year gave average net profits per
acre of over 84.00 for spring
wheat and oats; $7,00 for fall
wheat; 85.60 for barley; 87.33 for
flax, and 810.24 for corn.
Last spring it was decided to
repeat the inquiry for the same
live crops as for the season of
1913, because there were indications that in the northwest provinces the profits from grain
growing, when unaccompanied
by stock raising, were not proving so remunerative as formerly.
The result of the second inquiry has been to demonstrate
that with few exceptions the
cost of production per acre for
both 1911 and 1913 is practically
identical,
Compared by provinces, the
largest profit from grain growing
in 1913 was apparently made in
Quebec. Another noteworthy,
point is the profits shown in the!
northwest provinces, which is'
apparently due to low prices.      I
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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 RingB, South fort George.
Phono 10, Prince George.
FARMS
FOR   INFORMATION   REGARDING   THE   BEST
AGRICULTURAL   LANDS   IN   THE
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L. H. WALKER, General Aeent.
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL  REPAIRING.
Phnne« No- * ■<"",h for . george.
A 1IUIICS No. Ia nutCK aEORaK, IU iMVC MIUV1U5
Henry Ford of Detroit, mil*
lionaire manufacturer of automobiles, will guarantee to take
every convict out of Sing Sing
prison
a day. .ihe plan, he asserted,
has done wonders. ■ No more are
his employees arrested for infraction of the law. Instead of
spending their time at vicious
or unprofitable pursuits, they
spend their time in their homes
and at their employment. There
has been an increase of 130 per
cent, in the bank accounts of
employees in the last year. So
great is the interest of the men
in their work that the executive
heads of the concern are constantly having to hold them back
in their activity, he declared.
Real Development Has Just Begun
and make a man out of
him. He so stated in New York
a few clays ago when he appeared to testify before the United
States commission on industrial
relations which is investigating
llie great philanthropic foundations of the company and the
cause for industrial unrest.
"The philanthropic foundations may do some good," said
Mr. Ford, "but they are not adequate. My idea is justice and
not charity. I have little use for
philanthropies as such. My
idea is to aid men to help themselves. Nearly all are willing to
work for adequate reward. We
have all kinds of people in our
employ and they are making
good. We have a great many
who have been in prison, who
are outcasts from society. Every
one of them is making a good
showing and is gaining in self-
respect and strength of character. We will guarantee to take
ever;
and make a man out of him."     [investments  than   during    the
Mr. Ford a year ago installed j most opulent period preceding
in the concern of which he is thei the war,"
"We talked about how  fast
Western Canada developed prior
to 1914," writes Vice-President
Bury of the C. P. R. in the Monetary Times Annual,   "but in
reality it only began to develop
in that year.   Increased values,
of real estate were not develop-1 pri
ment.   Now we see as the pros-'    A government distributing
pect of 1915 an increase of -at j for th
least 20 per cent,  in acreage,
better  farming methods,  more
optimism, more faith in the fu
icso
rum
ture greatness of the west, and
in the near future more prosper-
... ........_-._ ™--|j|;y more satisfied communities,
y convict out of Sing Sing j more safe returns on substantial
Fine, fertile Valleys awaiting the settler in Central R. C.
Consider Canada's
Sorrowing Powers
As the Best
In connection with some recent
remarks of Sir George Paish in
regard to Canada's borrowing
i'aeilities. it is interesting to quote
the following:
"The impression appears to
prevail in Canada that the Dominion will find no opportunity
for borrowing loans in (Jreat
Britain for several years after
the war. This is surely an exaggeration, says the London Financial News. It is true that
the amount of money available
for investment in Canada and
elsewhere may be reduced considerably, and that Canadian
municipalities and provincial governments are expected to exercise economy in budgeting for
the early future; but it is hardly
correct, as has been said, that
Canadian borrowers must need
go to the United States for future accomodation.
"When the war is over there
is no doubt that investors in Europe will find ample means of
employment of their surplus
lunds, and rates of interest will
probably be high; but Canadian
investments should find favor,
inasmuch as the Dominion stands
to reap many benefits from the
war without having suffered so
severely as European countries
during the struggle. Canada will
have to pay fairly high rates of
interest, no doubt; but it would
he a mistake to think that investors will be so entirely preoccupied with war loans that
Canada will be left out of all
reckoning.
"Money may not be over-
Plentiful immediately after the
war; time will show; but Canada
can reasonably anticipate receiving a fair share of it, having regard to the boundless resources
of the great Dominion, to say
nothing of the closer bond of
kinship that exists with Great
Britain as nn outcome of Cana-
da's magnificent response to the!
Empire's call in the hour of dan-!
ger."
Wherever we are going to get!
the  money  necessary   for our|
purposes, it is gratifying to know j
that we are likely to get it with- j
out any special degree of di ffi-
culty,  and  it  is  all the more
pleasing  in that Great Britain ^
does not want to lose the Domin-
ion as an outlet for its surplus i
capital.
With regard to Canadian bor-
rowing in the United States it is:
interesting to read the following
New York message in the Boston \
News Bureau on prospective!
borrowing of $100,000,000 by-
Canada, which says:
"Ordinarily, the Dominion
would have no trouble in securing
the money in London, and may
have no great difficulty as soon
as the British war loan is absorb-[
ed. The Dominion has responded
loyally, enthusiastically even, to
the call nf troops; England, with j
the big loan of the dominant
government out of the way,
would undoubtedly assist the
colony gladly. But bankers and
other thoughtful students of
trade in this country will be disappointed if Canada is obliged to
resort to the London market.
They would much prefer to have
the Canadian loans floated here.
"If there was no objection
from Washington, a Canadian
(lovernment offering would be
assured of a hearty reception in
this citv. Sentiment would, of
course, play its part, pro-Canadian feeling being even more
pronounced than is the pro-British. But, sentiment apart, offering aCanadian loan here would
be received heartily for pure
business and commercial reasons,
as emphasizing cordial relations
between this country and one of
its best customers, as tending to
even more intimate commercial
association and as supplying
that customer with funds usable
for its own business and for purchases in the States.
GOVERNMENT SEIZES'WHEAT.
ierlin— All stocks of wheat have
been seized by the German government, according to the official statement, in order to safeguard the
bread supply until tlie next harvest".
This measure, it is said, was made
necessary by the fact that the people
have, failed to economize, The stocks
will lie distributed according to the
population of the various eoniiimui-
tie.. The order of the federal council is as follows :
"All stocks of corn, wheat and
Hour arc ordered seized by Feb. 1st.
All business transactions in tl
commodities   are   forbidden
January L.itli.
All municipalities are I'harged
with the duty of setting aside suitable supplies of preserved meat.
The owners of corn are ordered lo
report   their  stocks  immediately,
whereupon confiscation, at a  fixed
ce, will follow.
^^^^^^ ollice
regulation of consumption
will be established, distribution being made according to the number
of inhabitants."
The Imperial Gazette  published
last week the following notice regarding the confiscating of grain:
| " There is no doubt that  the meas-
! ure ordered taken cuts much deeper
into the economic life of our people
than all the other economic  regulations hitherto adopted by the'federal council during the war.    It  is,
however, necessary in order to make
I certain and sufficient regular supply
of our people with breadstuffs until
the next threshing of the new harvest
and is, besides, a necessity of life
for the government and the nation.
The steps heretofore taken have
proved themselves not  far-reaching
enough to bring tin
1 iiur limited suppi	
which, however, are in reality suffi-|i< regarded here aj the most sigiiifi-
cient-for our needs.    In particular canl   item  of news received   froi
the measures hero  introduced have the countries af war,
I not prevented the feeding of bread      Berlin  announces officially  tin
grain to cattle. \ ithis   step   cut   deeper   into   the
The  present order gives us the economic life, of the German people
'certainty thai  Onr enemies'plan lo than  any  other measure  adopted
'starve Germany, will  be upset and since tic outbreak of ibe war, and;
assures us supply of foodstuffs until | the government defends the regula-1
the next harvest." tion on the ground that in order to
  Upset the plans of Germany's ene-
London.—The sweeping regula-1mies to starve the empire, il is
tions for the conversion of the food 'necessary to make certain of a regu-
supply of Germany, including the liar supply of food stuff until llie
confiscation of the entire grain crop, 'next harvest
III BRITISH MARKETS
CLOSING OF NORTH SEA CAUSES
DEMAND IN OLD LAND FOR
PRINCE RUPERT FISH.
Montreal.—The closing of the
North Sea owing to war conditions
has led to a. demand in Great
Britain for fresh lish caught in Canadian waters.
Three Canadian Express refrigerator ears carrying sixty thousand
pounds of prime halibut taken from
the waters of the Pacific Ocean off
I'rince Rupert, passed through the
city for St. .lohn, X. I!., where it
will be shipped by the Allan Liner
Scandinavian to the British market.
A trial shipment of 20,000 pounds
of halibut was made up iu I'rince
i'upert Wl ineiiith. and when opened up in England was found tn he
in lir . class condition, leading to
the placing of other large orders. It
is only since Ihe completion of the
Grand Trunk Pacific's transcontinental line a few months ago that
Prince Rupert lish has been on sale
in eastern Canada and the United
States.
Remarkable catches are being
made' by the fleet in the North
Pacific fishing area, declared lo be
the richest in the world, and the
fish is at once placed in ice1 and
given a quick run over the Grand
Trunk Pacilic. In the Case of shipments to Great Britain the lish is
carried over li.-lOO miles before il
reaches the Consumer, but so perfect are the refrigerating precautions
that it loses none of its delicacy.
Local authorities look for a great
development in this new trade between England and Canada, and
believe that with the practically un-
lished waters at the Dominion's dis-
].o-al it will la. t  after tbe war lias
January 1st,
1915.
Victory follows
the flag.
We wish you health, and wish yon wealth,
And many u moi-ry day,
And a hapf/y heart to play the part
On the groat highway.
Pioneer
Manufacturers
of
Lumber.
Phone t
Print Oonje
FORT GEORGE TRADING
AND
dP UH  ... ^
V       c. McElroy, Manager        "
Pioneer
Operators
of
Steamboats.
Phone It
Soulb Firl Georfe
Domestic Coal
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially
sifted for domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Hoards, etc.
sparing use of ended,
ies of breadstuffs
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all lands 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 UP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO., LTD.
W. F. COOKE. Pr«.
RIJSSEU. PcUEN, Yice._«i,
G. E. McUUGHUN, Secntie-r
BEFORE BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
.SOUTH  FORT GEORGE
I'RINCE GEORGE,   B. C.
Wind-falls,— ready for a fire, or enterprising settlers.
Learning to Know One Another I questions they are finding out,
  'these differing men of Bellville,
In the schoolhouse in Bellville, |*at- af humf» beings, they dif
Wis., a short time ago, upon motion of the Catholic priest, the
Methodist minister was elected
president of the community's social centre. Then three basketball teams were formed, including the priest, the minister, the
blacksmith, the editor, a farmer,
the keeper of the village restaurant, a dentist, a clothier, a
teamster, a druggist, a garage
owner, the banker, the saloon
keeper, a hardware merchant
and a house painter.
They differ in religion, in politics, in incomes, in most other
things about as widely as men
ever differ. But in the common
school building, in the free democracy of the social centre,
they agreed to lay aside their
fer only in incidentals but are
one in the fundamentals, the
great experiences and trials and
sorrows that are the common lot.
And out of this agreeable discovery will come, for Bellville,
more tolerance, more kindliness
of feeling, more give and take
than it had ever known before.
Even when they shall differ
again—as, of course, they often
will—it won't be with as much
bitterness; as much bigotry, as
much hate as of yore. It will
not be a bad world when we
have more brotherhood.
f§   G. T. P. R.   fj|
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-00 p. m.
Wc»t 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 Bound - Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,,        8--15   ,,
t        Arrive Edmonton Fridays und Mondays 8-30 a.m.
CONNECTIONS AT EDMONTON  FROM  ALL POINTS EAST
Travel via the
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
W. J. QUINLAN.
District Passenger Afl.nl,
Winnipeg. Man,
She Had Some Celebration.
Eight children, forty-five
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ grandchildren, eighty-eight
differences for the  purpose of j great grandchildren,  nine step-
discovering how much good fellowship there was in meeting
together now and then as equals,
as brothers, in the democracy
of play, in the democracy of
frank fair discussion of public
grandchildren and sixteen step-
great-grandchildren helped Mrs,
Mary Roe celebrate her one hundredth birthday at St. Augustine,
111. She was born at Norwich,
N. Y. January 19, 1815.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort fieorgc.
HARRY  COUTTS,
PHOMItTOH.
Drummono a MoKav,
Machinists.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired. Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. The Japanese are rapidly estab-
After the disposal of routine pishing administrative governments
business, the annual meeting of in the islands which they have eap-
the Edmonton Board of Trade tured from lhe Germans in lhe
last week developed a ' compre- south Pacific, Within a'week after
hensive discussion on stock rais- news had been received at Tokio of
ing and the value of the pork the capture of Paluit, several ofiici-
industry to the farmer. Lis were dispatched I" the Marshall
The subject was introduced by i Islands to investigate their trade
W. R. Ingram, of the Swift Can- and development possibilities, and
adian Company, who stated that'sim-e the Caroline group has heen
after a careful survey of the added, other officials have been
prairie provinces the packers of | dispatche"
western Canada were alarmed
by the dearth of breeding stock
in the hands of the farmers and
unless something was done to
stimulate pork production, western Canada would not be able to
Several steamers have been taken
off other runs and a steamship service established between Yokohama
and all the islands now under Japanese sovereignty. Cargoes of Japanese merchandise are already  on
take advantage of the big Euro-!their way.
pean market which will be open-(    The most interesting feature of
ed during the progress and after ihis industrial  oeeiipntion of the
the conclusion of the war, islands, which the Japi se foreign
Mr.  Ingram urged the Board oftec declares were taken for mili-
of Trade to assist the packers in tary purposes only, is thee sending
stimulating stock raising, especially pork production.
Wheat Goes to $1.57;
Bread may Advance
Chicago, Feb. 3. — Yesterday
for the first time since 1898,
when Joe Leiter made his disastrous attempt to corner the wheat
market, the quotation at Chicago
crossed $1.50 a bushel for the
May option, and in New York
the quotation was advanced to
$1.57, at which point it closed.
of 1,000 Japanese laborers t" work
the phosphate mines, and the inclusion iu the budget of an appropriation for the investigation of lhe
mineral resources of the islands,
The expansion of Japan to tlie
soulh Pacilic has created a great deal
iof rejoicing among thc Japanese,
who look on it as another step towards Japan's domination of the
Pacilic.
Bacheldore.-Is Mis3 Brown clever?
Howard.—Yes, nothing escapes her,
Biic heldore. - Heavens, man! Don't introduce me.
^
(IF/11 RTATF
South fort George and
Prince  George,
British Columbia.
Specialists in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
AGENTS   FOR
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 lhe Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
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Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines. Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
 i
Dance at Ritts Ktfer Hall.
Don't forget the Dance on the
12th (next Friday Night) at the
Ritts Kifer Hall, on George Street,
in aid of the Catholic Church of the
Sacred Heart given by the people
of the church. Admission only 50c,
Buffet luncheon will lie served in
connection with the Dance. Everybody should come. A good time
assured to all.
• *   *   •   »
Don't overlook Steele Briggs
Seeds.   See their ad. in this paper.
#   *   ♦   #   #
Fred Cooke was taken suddenly
ill ou Wednesday of this week anil
on examination was found to have
an aggravated case of appendicitis.
Dr. Lazier, assisted by Des. McSorley and llulett performed a successful operation al Miss Elliott's
Hospital in I'rince (Jeorge. Cooke
is reported as recovering nicely from
the operation and if no complications set in will be about shortly.
Mr. Cooke was about to take a trip
to Alaska when taken ill.
* *   *   *   »
Steele Briggs Seeds from Winnipeg
are showing the best results in the
Northern Interior of British Columbia. Send for their catalogue and
order early. See their advertisement in this paper.
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Burns' Team Runs Away.
On Monday morning last, prospective-Mayor Anderson discovered
Burns' meat market team starting
on the run from the South Fort
(ieorge store, but was unable to
stop them. Turning tiie cornerof
Hamilton Ave. and Fourth Street,
they made a deposit at the Royal
Bank of a full load of pork,
beef, frankfurters, etc. and continued their rush over Fourth, Queen
and (ieorge Streets, not stopping
until they were brought up at the
tl. T. P. station. No. damage was
done to either team or sleigh, and
even the meat escaped, as according
to the Burns custom it was fully
protected by sacking and fell on
clean snow.
*****
Farmers Institute Organized.
A meeting to organize a Fanners
Institute along the lines outlined hy
Hon. John A. Fraser, M. L. A.,
was held in the Young Men's Club
rooms, Central Ave, on Tuesday
evening last.
A provisional committee under
the chairmanship of Mr. Chas. May
was empowered to prepare a constitution and to solicit applications
from all interested in this important work. This committee consists
of Messrs May, McDougall, Moore,
Towers, Harvey and Stillingflect.
trrocery specials
Combining the Highest Quality
With the Lowest Cost.
POTATOES.
Large size and mealy.
The best we ever had.
$2.25 per 100 lbs.
ONIONS.
Everyone sound.
7 lbs. for 25c.
SYRUP.
Lyles Golden
21b. Tin for 20c.
JAM.
Orchard Brand   -   Pure Fruit.
51b. Tins for 65c.
TEA.
A blend of Ceylon and Indian Teasl
Wonderful Value
40 Cents per lb.
FIGS.
Very Choice Table Figs.
15c per lb.
Kennedy, Blair k Co., limited.
ALBERTA LEGISLATURE
TO MEET FEB. 25TH
At a meeting of the Executive
Council, held early in the week,
it was decided to call a meeting
of the Legislative Assembly for
Thursday, February 25th. This
will be the regular session for
1915, and unless some extraordinary question should arise
there will be no second session.
Not Minutes, Count.
A Meal For 1500.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
S
Butler, Cheese, Eggs; I	
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
I'ARTS OF CITY.
Phone 36
Fort George and South Fort George.
Phone 86
Contractors & Builders
NO BUILDING IS TOO ,_AKGE OU TOO SMALL TO
KECIEVE OUK CAREEUL ATTENTION
del Our Estimates Free of Cliaige        ::        Job Work Neatly nieel Promptly Executed
Phone 26
SOUTH FORT GEORGE PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE anu SHOP:
THIRD AVENUE EAST
OFFICE
.SHOP
SECOND STRRET
THIRD STREET
Big Orders Are Given
To Ross Rifle Factory.
Quehe'.-The Hoss Ride Factory
has contracted to furnish the Russian
government with 3,000,000 rifles
during the noxt two years, It will
ulso supply England und Canada
with .ri(H) rifles [ier day simultaneously.
The Ross plant, whiclrhasalready
been doubled since the outbreak of
the wiir, will he doubled again he-
fore November, when it is expected
thnl some 5,000 men will he given
employment. Representatives of
the factory waited on the city council last Monday night and stated it
was their intention to firing over
sonic 1,200 expert hands from
Europe, from Belgium in particular.
The Commission of Immigration
and Housing of California wishes
tn made known tho usulessness of
persons going to that state this
winter in search of employ nient. It
says that the management of thc
Panama-Pacific Exposition has received recently 100,000 applications
for employment. Women are flocking into San Francisco, and already
(here have heen 10,000 applications
for the possible 1,000 positions.'in
connection with the Exposition that
I will be open to women.
There's a corridor two blocks long
lined with beautiful Bottieiono
marble, in the new postollicc in New
York City; but that is not the most
impressive feature about the structure, which has only lately been
taken over by the Postoffice Department.
The most impressive feature about
the new building is the time it saves.
It used to be considered wonderful
that the mail was transported from
the sorting room in wagons to thc
railroad terminals by horses going
at top speed. Later it was considered more wonderful when they
began to use thc speedier motor
trucks. Then they put in pneumatic
tubes, wind being more rapid than
motors.
But all these have been discounted by the force of gravity, for it is
by Newton's law that pouches drop
through a tube into a train waiting
beneath. Seconds, not minutes,'
now mark the interval hetween the
time the last letter leaves the sorter's
liands and the moment it starts on
its railway journey.
For the wonderful new postoffice,
wliich occupies two blocks on Eighth
Avenue, hetween Thirty-first and
Thirty-third Streets, straddles the
Pennsylvania railroad tracks. Electrically hauled mail trains halt a
minute in the lower regions of the
vast white stone structure, while the
men turn the mail chute into the
car doors, as you turn the hose into
a pail.
Whiz! Thud! Bang! And thc
entire mail drops in the ear more
quickly than one hag could have
been thrown in hy hand. A wave
of the hand and the train shoots on
under the city, under the river and
away goes the mail to all purls (if
the country,
Certainly nowhere in this country,
probably nowhere in tlic world, is
there a postoffice tiiat compares with
that in New York in its race with
time in handling mail, lt cost
about SU,000,000. Between 2(H) aud
300 tons of mail goes through this
oflice daily.
125 POUNDS OF DRESSING USED
WITH BIG FIVE-MONTH-OLD
BIRD ON COAST.
Los Angeles, Cal.—Roast ostrich
was the prime dish at a dinner
given by the Y. M. C, A. More than
1500 persons were served from one
bird.
The ostrich was five months old.
Dressed for cooking it weighed
somewhat over 100 pounds.
Each of the drumsticks tipped
the scales at IG pounds.
In its preparation 125 pounds of
dressing were used. Of this there
were 50 pounds of chestnuts, 50
loaves of bread, 30 pounds of butter
25 pounds of onions, 25 heads of
celery and 1 pound of spices. The
bird was roasted in an oven six feet
square.
To him who does everything in its
proper time, one day is worth three.
In connection with what has been
said about the prosperity that could
be looked for after tlie war, the
following from the London Statist
is of interest on this point:
"If our arms by sea and land are
successful, confidence will revive
everywhere, and the encouragement
given to everybody who desires to
make money will he such that enterprise will be fostered in every
direction. It cannot too often be
repeated that it was in the great
revolutionary wars at the end of the
eighteenth and the beginning of the
nineteenth century that Britain's
pre-eminence as a commercial country was established."
First Tramp-After all. it pays to be
polite.
Second Tramp - Not always. The
other day I was actin' deaf and dumb
when a men gave me a quarter. I
says 'Thank you, sir,' and he had mc
arrested.
THE  CHURCHES
J. F.   CAMPBELL
CIVIL ENGINEER
British  Colambla  Ian .   Surveyor
Land Agent       Timber Cruiser
Representing GORE & MCGREGOR, Limited
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH
FORT GEORGE. B. C.
Port George, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
F. P. Burden. Mirr. F. C. Green, Mtjr.
Nelson, B.C., A. R. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros,, Burden & Co.
Chil EifiMfn, Dhhm t B. C. Lud Sun .«s
Surveys of lands, Mines. Townsites, Timleer
Limits, Etc.
What's most   liable to get broke
about vour motor-car?
The owner, replied Mr. Chuggins.
George,-said the wife,-how do you
like my new hat?
Well, my dear, to tell the truth-
Stop there, George!  If you're going
to talk that way about it I don't want
to know.
A lady I met in Cologne
Was the fairest I ever have knogne.
When 1 asked her to wed.
You can guess what she sed.
When I tell you I'm living alogne.
Knick. -Are they a musical family ?
Knack.-Yes. Thc father blown hia
own horn, his wife harps on the same
old string, the daughter ia always sing
ing her own praises, and the boy plays
hookey.
Teas.-Why were you weeping in thc
Picture Theatre ?
Jess.-It was a moving picture.
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best
Come and give us i call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
OUR Telegraph Office at Prince
Georgo is now open for foulness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will f°
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
FORT CEORGE 1 ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
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
8:15.
Presbyterian Church
Rev. A. C. 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.
HARRY M. BURNETT
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
ROOMS TO RENT
AT THE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Granel Unionl
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFE
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Balks
j F. C BURCH        •       - Proprietor

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