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 VOL. 3, NO. 25.
Forest Fires Raging from the Big Canyon to Tete Jaune Cache
From all over Northern Cariboo comes the news that forest
fires are raging.
The upper Fraser valley, from
the Cache down to the Big Can-
von, a distance of 150 milea, on
both sides of the river, has been
denuded of timber as cleanly as
a scorched rabbit.   The valuable
timber on  the government reserve   20 miles below the headwaters   of   the   Fraser,    has
gone up in smoke.   From Moose
lake down to the Fraser river,
and thence down that river to
the Clearwater, on both sides, is
a raging fire not known of since
Sir Alexander Mackenzie paddled
down the Fraser 107 years ago.
Stuart and Fraser lakes are both
suffering from fires, In the vicinity of South Fort George, and
extending south eight miles, and
westerly as far as Poncho lake,
forms an area alive with the devouring element, in which millions of feet of timber have gone
up skyward,   The fire was first
noticed Monday morning when a
column of smoke was observed
ascending heavenward.   In the
afternoon a wind from the south
sprang up and whipped it into
such a threatening attitude that
the resident government agent
and Fire Warden McLean had to
commandeer men to go the rescue of the Northern Lumber Co. 's
mill, four miles from" town.   Towards evening the wind subsided, and back-firing resorted to.
On Tuesday afternoon the wind
reinvigorated itself and the fire
sprang to the opposite side of the
Fraser river, a few miles below
Pierrot's pre-emption, but   did
not make much headway on the
eastern side of the river. On the
western side,   however, things
were different, and at one time
cinders were dropping in  the
streets of South Fort George. So
dangerous did it appear that 200
men were engaged the whole of
Tuesday night fighting fires, and
residents on the high   benches
overlooking the town, began to
remove the furniture from their
homes in order to have it in readiness for> quicker movement to
Places of safety.   Mr. Gross removed his piano and other furni-
t° the flat, not being inclined to
take any chances in leaving it on
[he picturesque high land that
forms the abode of so many handsome villas.   Wednesday the fire
was well under control and show-
€rs durir*g the night removed all
^nger of the town being swept
by fire.
Other than the burning of a
lai'Ee number of logs, the North-
em Lumber company suffered no
The owner of 30 timber limits
on the Clearwater, who is on the
Kfound with a corps of surveyors
""jnmg lines around the limits,
w"ting under date of June 1, has
a somewhat pathetic tale to tell
ai*ut fires up the Fraser. He
'Millions upon millions of feet
of the choicest timber in Cariboo
J ve been destroyed by fire, and
'Vs Pr°Wematical to hazard a
Jless as to when it will stop. No
fe warden is in this section, and
on! lm,?ossibleto ascertain when
one will arrive. Last year a war
den did not arrive till late in July
"Continuous fires have been
raging from Moose lake, down
the Fraser, on both sides of the
river, to below Clearwater. The
railroad camps in this area have
been obliterated, and in several
instances railroad men have had
to take to the river in boats and
rafts in order to save themselves.
"The only limit to suffer in our
group on the Clearwater was the
one closest the Fraser river. By
energetic action on the part of
surveyors and others the fire was
cut off at the first limit, and all
danger to the other timber up the
Clearwater removed. Rain fell
that night, an item which added
peace of mind to an over-anxious
body of men who had not had
sleep for a fortnight. All's well
that ends well; but, nevertheless,
we retire nightly with visions in
our pipe smoke of the absent forest ranger," concludes the correspondent.
The limits in question comprise some of the best holdings
in Cariboo, being 75 per cent cedar and the balance spruce. The
property is under option to eastern capitalists, who are expected
in at any time to look over the
The increase in the number of
pool-rooms in unorganized municipalities has rendered it necessary for the government to pass
legislation governing these modern places of amusement, Abuses
in the conduct of pool-rooms is
not entirely confined to unorganized sections of B. C, for the
cities of the coast are grappling
with the gambling evil that has
crept into the business. The playing of pea-pool has professionalized itself in the large cities, end
the authorities have awakened
to the fact that restrictive legislation was necessary. This has
resulted on a ban being placed
on pea-pool.
Extracts from the act passed
last session, makes it plain that
no youth under eighteen shall be
permitted to remain in a poolroom, or to play pool or any game
therein. It is considered a misdemeanor to employ a youth in
any pool-room for any purpose.
Pool-rooms shall be closed at 11
of the clock in the afternoon and
be kept closed until six the following morning, and shall also be
kept closed on Sunday. Window
blinds, curtains and shutters
must be kept open, so that an
uninterrupted view of the interior may be had.
No owner shall permit the
shaking of dice or any gambling
game or any other game or device of chance to be played for
money, cheques or devices representing money in a pool-room: or
to have, keep, or operate in a
pool-room any nickel-in-the-slot
machine or other similar machine,
or any machine or device for
gambling or for operating or
playing with for money, tokens,
or prizes, or results of any nature or kind whatsoever.
The penalty imposed is the
cancellation of the licence, and
should an owner permit a game
of pool during said cancellation,
he will be liable to a fine of $50.
As South Fort George is an unorganized municipality it is quite
evident that among the most energetic for incorporation in the
not distant future, will be found
those whose interests are touched
by the new act.
Clearwater, B. C, June 1—
All kinds of people are dropping
down the river. All languages
and nations under the sun are
represented. The long and the
short, the slender and stout, the
white and the black, all of which
form a motley crew.
Mile 137, B. C, is opposite the
mouth of the river, at the tunnel
The railroad people positively
refuse to handle any freight for
private parties west of Fitzhugh,
Alta. The same applies to passenger traffic, It is stated here to
be the mandate of the railway
commission, and the order is being piously observed along the
entire section.
The quickest way to get mail
to this point is to address letters
and papers: "Mile 137, G. T. P.
R., Fraser river, B.C., via Fitzhugh, Alta., care of McKensie &
Co." It is certainly a roundabout
way. But the postoffice department works in a wondrous way
its ends to achieve, and since
the nimble "public beggar is not
licensed to refuse alms," he must
content himself with whatever
dispensation the authorities are
willing to put in a duck bag and
drop his way.
School Trustee Hamilton has
received notification from the
educational department at Victoria notifying him that the inspector of school sites would be
in South Fort George during
July, and would proceed to pass
upon the site proposed to the
government last fall. The site in
question is on the "oench back of
the present school, and is certainly an ideal location for such a
purpose. At present the government pays a monthly rental of
$30 for the school building at the
corner of Fourth, and the further
fact that the school accommodation is not ample for the growing
needs of the town, has rendered
this step necessary. The inspector is instructed to select only
one site, as the choice outlying
market-gardening tracts are unable to come up to the modest
standard prescribed by the school
act. The building will be a three-
roomed structure, built for eternity.
Railroad supplies for the clearing right-of-way camps are finding their way down the Fraser
from the Cache. To date ten
barges have arrived and are the
forerunners of many more to find
their way down before the contractors' river boats are in commission. The average load carried by the scows is 30 tons, making it, approximately, 300 tons
that have already arrived. Four
scows arrived last evening.
Northern Development Co.
Will Make Eighth St. 80 Feet
Among the contemplated improvements foreshadowed by the
Northern Development Co., this
summer is the widening of Eighth
street, which will be made an
80-foot street, clean through from
the intersection of the Hudson's
Bay line on the northern boundary to the extreme southern
end, fronting the Fraser river.
This determination on the part
of the Northern Development
was brought about by a suggestion made by the Grand Trunk
land officials at Winnipeg last
fall, that this would be more
likely to conform to the lines of
survey the railway company have
under consideration for the laying out of the city on the reserve.
The railway land people believe
that an eighty-foot street through
the reserve from the Nechaco
to the Fraser would not only benefit South Fort George, but ma-
terilly increase the value of the
reserve property when placed on
the market next spring. The
most valuable business property
will be on streets running north
and south, not east and west, and
to this end the Northern Development compa'ny and the railway
company are working hand and
glove to make the future inland
city one of the most picturesque
and up-to-date business cities in
the Dominion.
Contrary to general belief, the
railway and the government—the
latter a one-fourth owner in the
1366-acre townsite—will not dispose of their entire holdings at the
initial sale. There is precedent
for this in the Prince Rupert sale.
Nor will the entire townsite be
cleared, About one-third will
be left for the citizens of the
new city to dispose of after incorporation. This area is that portion lying to the extreme west of
the Fraser river, on the Nechaco, distant close on three miles
from where the business section
of the town will establish itself.
It is considered too distant for
any advantage to be derived in
disposing of it at the sale, or
even clearing the park-like section. Asa lot-selling proposition
the railway would not be justified in handling it. It has no
commercial value at present and
is not likely to have for ten long
years. This is the business and
only sensible view to be taken of
that distant western end of the
The Hudson's Bay officials in
Winnipeg have also intimated to
the railway their accord with the
plans promulgated by the company in running streets through
their property and tying them
on to South Fort George, The
slough will be filled up at little
expense to the railway company,
using it as a welcome repository
for cut excavations.
Property owners on Eighth
street have consented to the
widening of the screet, and once
details are completed the Northern Development company will
put on a force of men to carry
out the work. Mr. Laselle, the
president, is expected here the'
fore part of July.
In consequence of the proposed
widening of this street realty
has taken a sharp advance on the
Foley, Welch & Stewart are
building a tramway around the
Big Canyon, for freighting purposes. This is in acticipation of
a possible shortage of water in
the canyon later on in the season,
when their boats would be unable to pass through. One boat
will operate above the canyon
and the other below it.
The lot of the northern pre-
emptor is a Lard one. Richard
Jordan, who has a pre-emption
on West lake, had to borrow some
clothes from his fellow pre-emptors in order to come io town,
the result of fire, which burned
him out of house and home on
Wednesday last. He was engaged
clearing land for W. West at the
time, on the opposite side of the
lake. On his return to his preemption in the evening he found
that fire had been there during
his absence and cleaned out everything in sight. He borrowed
clothes and came town Thursday.
South Fort George boasts two
shooting galleries, and from the
number of bull's-eyes made, it
would appear the industry pays
a dividend.
The B. X. came in on her regular mid-week Thursday, at 4:15,
and had a big list of passengers.
They were Chas. Miller, W.
Benfer, R. Pallet, A. Chetwynd,
R. Chetwynd, R. Paget, T. Ew-
ing, W. Cunningham, R. Bots-
ford, Le PoulinS, W. C. Rogers,
Miss Perrie, Miss Fitzroy, Geo.
Ward, E, W. Crockman and wife,
Mrs. Otto Cling and family, Fred
Wedgley, R, A. Pooley and Mrs.
Pooley, Miss Pooley, W, R. Gordon and Mrs. Gordon, and R.
The one-day lay over allowed
the B.X. an opportunity to make
a trip to Mud river on Thursday,
with freight for Mr. Hardy's
right-of-way camp established at
that point. Sixty sons were delivered there, A number of passengers who came up on the same
boat went through on a sight-seeing expedition.
Among the visitors this week
were Messrs. A. Chetwynd and
R. Chetwynd, father and brother
of the popular B. X. travelling
passenger agent. Thomas Chetwynd. The trip and the country
was a revelation to the visitors
who expressed themselves regretfully at not having more
time at their disposal in which to
view a country so bountifully endowed with attractions for the
tourist. They left again on the
same boat this morning.
The new boat of the B. C. Express Company, "The Express,"
is expected today on her initial
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Devoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
J. B. DANIKLL. Editor.
Forest fires along both sides of
the upper Eraser river are play-
iny havoc with timber limits and
railroad camps, and the visit of
Minister Ross and J. A.   Fraser,
M.P.P., who are on a tour of
that section at the present time,
se cms to have come at a very
opportune period for both gentlemen to view   first   hand   the
ravages forest fires are committing and to further accentuate the
fact that greater   preventitive
measures thould be taken by the
go\ ernment in order to reduce to
a minimum the   possibility   of
their recurrence.   What is transpiring along railroad construction
on the upper Fraser  today in
the way of forest fires — unless
sterner measures are resorted to
—will find its duplicate along the
entire line, of the Grand Trunk
from here to the Babine range.
Our correspondent, writing from
Clearwater, makes the announcement that there is no fire warden
at that point, and that surveyors
and railroad men had to turn out
and fight fires night and day in
order to save thirty cedar limits,
which at one time  threatened
their entire destruction,    Rain
came to their rescue, otherwise
this valuable asset to the province would have disappeared in
smoke.   The only logical solution
to the forest fire is the appointment of more forest rangers.   If
one man is unable to accomplish
the work, appoint two.    If two
are inadequate, appoint  three,
and so on till the required number
is made one hundred, if found
necessary,   That the  district is
in dire need of immediate and
increased forest protection, we
are sure Minister Ross will agree.
are owned by men who   have
police reputations.
Here, indeed, is work for the
Moral Reform Association of
British Columbia. Why not
invite them to B.C. and start
them out as townsite promoters?
Men with such records as mentioned above have turned out to
be really first-class promoters—
paragons of purity, too.
The old Cariboo road still maintains its high reputation for good
meals, established years ago, by
the importation of oriental chefs
who, previously, had been railroad contractors under Onder-
donk, while building the Pacific
end of the C.P.R. The aroma
from the coffee urns scents the
entire Bonaparte valley; the tea
makes one dream of Ceylon, and
the green vegetables the traveler
is permitted to gaze on "in the
gardens'' makes memory go back
to the days on the farm when
the old lady protested against
despoiling the flower beds unless
it were Sunday and the minister
was expected. Yes, the culinary
art on the Cariboo road, is a
masterful piece of human work,
and would tempt even the dull
teeth of a cross-cut saw.
IN THE MATTER of the Companies
Act;   and   IN  THE   MATTER  of
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited.
Cooke, Peden & Company, Limited, will
at the expiration of one month  from
the first publication hereof apply to the
Registrar of Companies for approval of
change of name from Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited,  to  "The Northern
Lumber    &    Mercantile      Company,
Dated this 4th day of May, 1912.
Quesnel, B.C.
Solicitor for Cooke, Peden &
Company, Limited.
N. H. Wesley says real estate
is quiet, but his measure of quietness is governed by a record he
made the early part of last season, while alone in the real estate
business here, when his average
for thirty days ran a thousand
dollars a day. Anything below
that now he terms quiet. And
his commissions were modest at
that, being only two and a third
per cent.
District of Cariboo.
Take notice that Arthur Charles Egbert McElroy, of South Fort George,
B.C., manager, intends to apply for
permission lo purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
Northwest corner of Lot 4201 and
marked C. McElroy's Northeast corner,
thence soutii 10 chains, thence west 40
chains, thence north 80 chains more or
less to the Nechaco River, thence following the said river southeasterly to
the point of commencement and containing 140 acres more or less.
May 6th, 1012. jul20
Nine *. governors of Western
American states are holding a
convention in Seattle for the
purpose of devising ways and
means of steming the rush of
immigrants to Canada. From
the patriotic point of view this,
no doubt, is laudable. But from
the business point of vantage it
is p3ssibly the poorest stroke of
diplomacy ever enacted by representative heads of any nation.
The publicity of the objects of
the convention, in itself, will not
tend to detract from the flow
which yearly finds its way into
Canada; but serve more in the
nature of an illustrated lecture
to the thousands in the United
States who are unable "to go
back to the land," for reasons
best known to the agriculturists
of the republic. Such conventions should be encouraged.
They are capital advertisements,
and nothing that they can do
can interfere to any material
extent with the movement. The
records for the present season
of United States immigration
will smash those of all previous
years, and it is being well balanced by that from the old land,
Moses Paul and Paul Spintlam
—the Indian outlaws—are not
the only men who should be behind the bars, There is a thief
at large in Northern Cariboo!
The number of crooks and
convicts working as chauffeurs
on taxicabs in Chicago has caused
the police department to organize
a taxicab squad to put a check
on the crimes of violence in
which taxicabs play so important
a part. They have found that
there are about 300 men there
with either prison or police
records who have obtained
chauffeurs' licences from the
state, In some cases the police
have found that certain garages
The Sanctity of the Poker Room
Recenty two men held up a poker
game in Winnipeg and took $12,000
from the players. The same game was
played in Vancouver last week at a
poker joint on Cordova street, the
robbers getting a thousand dollars. It
was just before midnight, with a dozen
men playing poker in the little room,
that the robbery occurred. There is
a long hall composed partly of stairway
and partly of landing, and in this the
robbers apparently had ample time to
adjust their disguises. The first thing
that the card-players knew they were
looking into the business ends of a
brace of revolvers held in the hands of
two men who had opened the door softly
and as cautiously closed it behind them.
One man stuck his hands in the air,
rose too his feet and at the same time
tilted the table and there was a splash
of poker chips, some full-houses and a
flush over the oilcloth floor. The
command of "hands up" was followed
immediately by a curt order to back up
against the rear wall. There all the
players were lined up. One I andit then
took the gun'from his mate, while the
latter proceeded leisurely to the business of the evening. This consisted of
slipping his hands through the pockets
of the players, whose cash and watches
were transferred to the pockets of the
robber. During this period the man
behind the two guns over towards the
door delivered serious advice to the
victims to make no move on pain of
being instantly drilled. The largest
haul was $500 in cash made from a man
who runs u joint on another street and
who had dropped in a few moments
before for a friendly call. Another
man lost $:i00. whilst several persons
were "touched" for twenties and forties. The victims did not make any
formal report to the polhe, but if these
outrages are permitted to go on no
poker game will be safe in the country.
The gun man gets your money much
quicker than the dummy.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
SEALED TENDERS   addressed  to
the undersigned and marked on  the
envelope "Tender for Buildings,   Fort
George Reserve," will be received  up
to noon of Tuesday,  July 2,   1912,   for
the erection of the following buildings
for Indians   on   the   under  mentioned
On Reserve No. 2, Fort George, B.C.
18 large dwellings for Indians.
6 small        " "
1 Church.
1 Schoolhouse.
On Reserve No. 3, Fort George,   B.C.
4 large dwellings for Indians.
6 small      "      "
On Reserve No. 4, Fort George B.C.
1 large dwelling for Indians.
2 small dwellings for Indians.
Plans and specifications may be seen
at the offices of Mr. John F. Smith, Indian Agent, Kamloops; Mr. Peter-
Byrne, Indian Agent, New Westminster; Mr. Wm. McAllan, Indian Agent,
Fraser Lake; Mr. A. M. Tyson, Inspector of Indian Agencies, Vancouver;
Mr. W. E. Ditchburn, Inspector of
Indian Agencies, Victoria: and the post
offices at Ashcroft, Quesnel and Fort
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered bank
for ten per cent, of the amount of the
tinder, made payable to the order of
the undersigned, which will be forfeited
if the person or persons tendering decline to enter into a contract when called upon to do so, or fail to complete the
work contracted for. If the tender be
not accepted the cheque will be returned.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
The unauthorized insertion of this advertisement in any newspaper will not
be paid for.
Asst. Deputy and Sec'y.
Department of Indian Affairs,
Ottawa, May 1, 1912.
Fort George ^
Drug Co.
large shipment just received
Toilet arlicals. I'atent Moclicinea,
MuKuziiK'.s.llonkH, Stationery,
Toilet ArtieleH, Druggists* Sundries
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Meals        -        50 Cents
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
I am prepared to
Locate Pre-emptors
Good Government Land.
N. C. Jorgensen.
P. 0. Boi 21.
Soulh Fort George, B. C,
Satisfaction guar-
Repairing   -an
Sond articles by mail to Port Goonte. B.C.
Our New Stock is now on display—the finest
ever brought to this country. Every line is
now complete.
Our Prices Are Still the Lowest
Hardware       Groceries    . Boots and Shoes
Clothing        Builders' Supplies
Mortheni Ltimbef Co., limited \
Store, Office and Lumber Yard, South Fort George
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
We don't ask you to purchase South Fort George lots by
making a pencil mark on a townsite plan—You would
be safe in so doing, but if skeptical
Investigate Onr Proposition
and you will find a good live town--Two banks, saw mill,
pool hall, newspaper, two general stores, splendid
hotel, bakery, stationery store, mail-boat
landing, scores of buildings,
and crowds* of satisfied buyers
172 Hastings Street, Vancouver, B C , or the resident agent,
g. e. Mclaughlin
Fourth Avenue, South Fort George
modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor CANCtU-Aiw" «» — -
Notice is hereby given that there-
N        La* on crown lands in the vici-
TTtS RW-, situated in the
S-boodistrict, notice of which.bear.ng
ft December 17th, 1908, was pubhshed
d* he BXh Columbia Gazette, dated
inw 17th 1908, is cancelled in so
DeMm the     me re ates to the lands
'" 89 rift  LoTlllL 1114, 5415, 5379,
rfo  5^1  5382,5383,5384,5385,
S    59  5391, 5389, 5388, 5387,5386,
u     5 37  5438 5431, 5392, 5393.5394,
S sS    97   5421,5424,5403,5402,
'    OO',   399  5398,5430,5439,5429,
' 5406,5407,5408,5409,5427
a!'   5426,  5428, 5425, 5413, 5390 and
5412, all in the Cariboo District.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Lands Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912. •
NOTICK IS HERKBY GIVEN that the reserve
oZ,'ver Crown Lands In the vlcimty of
f    ?mver Cariboo, notice of whieh bearing
?1  u« "th. 1910. was published in the
MM i» w far as the same relates to thc
S!t H«lb* an. em w, 6254, pt,
« «ffl. 6265. 0272, 6293. 6297, 629.5. 6289. 6271.
M S 026 . 6273. 6280. 6281. 6279. 6274, 0260, 6263.
S'»« 6295, 0291, 6269. 6268. 6262. 6261, 6276,
SStOT 0276.6286,6286,6287, 6288. 6292. 6293,
« Sta 6301, 6965, 0300, 6299. MB. .OM. 6907, 6908,
K^r-nd 6900. all in the Cariboo Distriet.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Land) Department, ,
Victor... CC. 12th June. 1M2. JunSSaepM
"church services.
ST STEPHEN'S-Services next Sunday: 8.30, Matins and Litany; 9,, Holy
Eucharist (sung); 3 p. m., Children s
Service; 7.30, Evensong and Sermon.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sun-
day evening at 7.30. C. M. Wright,
The veteran unlicenced legal practitioner of the town, A. G. Hamilton,
has been spending a week on his ranch
across the Nechaco. He returned on
Thursday and says the crops do not
possess the appearance they did last
year, owing to some blight or bug that
has been assiduously cutlering down
tbe early seeding. The cunning hamlet,
erected at the extreme eastern end of
his land, possesses more value in his
eye today than it did last fal), owing
possibly to a clearer view being
obtained now than it was thought
possible last fall. He appears pleased;
aye, tickled.with the design selected by
the architect. The latter, he says, had
carte blanche in the matter.
Dan Brewster left on Tuesday's
passenger boat for Vancouver. He
will be away three weeks.
The tax rate in Edmonton is exceptionally low, being ten mills. The city
is making remarkable progress, the
total building permits to date this year
about live million dollars.
L. G. MacHaffie, late Bank of B. N.
A. manager here, who was promoted to
Edmonton after a four months' European tour, last March, is one of the
■"Ay owners of a mine property adjoining the Nickel Plate, Hedley, which
was sold for $150,000 one month ago.
Tlie original investment represented
HMO, divided among five. The only
comment we can pass on the transaction
"that we wish it were a million, for it
*ould further facilitate Mr. MacHaf-
ne s study of foreign languages, Span-
's*i especially, the lack of which rendered it embarrassing on one occasion
during his recent travels. While in
"•me, at asocial function given by the
w'tish minister, at which he attended,
no was introduced to three Argentine
'Mies, all of whom were unable to ex-
Press themselves in English without the
fa of an interpreter. And as Mac was
!ntne 88n*e plight with respect to Span-
«■■ th. dances he indulged in with the
"■■ee ladies lost much of its charm by
lack of
conversational repartee.   Mr.
an-*Mr8. MacHaffie will visit here next
™°nth, coming in by way of the upper
r rpaer.
,Rev. T, Griffiths, Methodist
minister, who has returned to
™e district after an absence of
jx months on the coast, will con-
~uct evening service here tomor-
™w in Knox Presbyterian
c«urch at the usual hour.
.Chas.  Houser   dedicated his
JJJtty cottage on Third street
■    «n a progressive whist party
,a" night. It was a success.
There are a great number of town-
site properties on the market in the
land adjoining the . Indian Reservation
here. Most of the subdivided properties are owned, sold by or controlled by
the Natural Resources Security Company, Limited, of Vancouver. Their
properties comprise Lots 777, 1430 930
1429, 937, 938, 2608, 2610 and 2507'.
The South Fort George townsite, the
business and residential centre of the
district, is situated on Lots 933 and
934. The Hudson's Bay property and
Lots 931 and 932, generally known
as the "Bird Addition" are not as
yet on the market. The area Bub-
divided, and either owned or sold
on the profit sharing; plan by the
Natural Resources Security Company Ltd., totals about 1800 acres.
This concern has been responsible
for such development as may be
found today on a small portion of
Lot 938, the smallest of their subdivisions. Their townsites are located on a high jack-pine flat. The
soil is gravelly, and, generally speaking, will not produce domestic vegetation. There are no wells on the
townsite, owing to its height, and
water must be brought from the
river. The South Fort George town-
site is a very much smaller area. It
totals about 150 acres, and is situated on the lower benches of the
Fraser River, which is navigated by
the largest steamboats throughout
the open season. The Nechaco River
townsites are not regular ports of
call, as owing to the difficulty in
navigating the Nechaco river except
in high water the boats do not call
there unless paid to do so. Lots in
some sub-divisions of the Natural Resources Security Company Limited
have not increased in value to any
material degree during the past three
years. Their initial sub-divisions
are as yet quite indeveloped. South
Fort George is a good live town. It
has been largely built up and de
veloped by the pioneer element, who
settled on the site as soon as it
was placed on the market. The Late
John Houston, the veteran frontier
newspaperman, established his paper
at South Port George in its earliest
davs. The town contains over two-
thirds of the entire population of all
tbe inhabited townsites. It has two
banks, the Bank of British North
America and the Trader's Bank of
Canada, two sawmills, tin shop,
three large general stores, a large
theatre, a newspaper issued by the
pioneer publishers of the Cariboo
district, a licenced hotel, pool hall,
bakers, confectioners, two churches,
drug store and restaurants. It is ihe
terminus of the British Columbia
Express Company's mail steamboats
and stage line. It is the headquarters
of the Kort George Trading and
Lumber Company's steamboat and
sawmilling operations. The headquarters of the Northern Lumber Co.
merchants and sawmill operators.
It is close proximity to the Government buildings, and is situated in
such manner that the main development of the Indian Reservation
will benefit it more directly than
any other siteB. The railways that
are to be built from the south must
of necessity follow the Fraser River
shoreline in order to secure a water
grade, and will form a junction with
the main line of the G. T. P. near
tbe eaBt end of the Indian Reserve.
Acreage close to the South Fort
George townsite is changing hands
every day for large figures. The land
comprising the South Fort George
townsite, and all the Fraser.River
properties ts of excellent quality,
covered with a light growth of poplar witb scattered firs.
The foregoing resume of the town-
sites here will give the reader some
idea of the respective merits of both
townsiteB. The Fort George Herald
has no affiliations with either of the
exploiting companies whose interests appear1 to be opposed. Those
who have invested in South Fort
George property, not too far back
from the river, may rest assured
that they have excellent value for
the money they have invested, owing
to the rapid growth of development
created by independent initative. If
they desire to sell they should list
their properties with one of the
local realty operators, who are constantly recording handsome profits
for investors. Lots in the townsiteB
of the Natural Resources (Security
Company depend for their value on
their proximity to that portion of
their property along the waterfront
at which they are trying to centralize their development. At that point
the townsite company is putting up
a number of buildings, and are trying
in every way to start a trend of
development, having their business
centre for its radiating point. This
will hardly be accomplished to any
satisfactory degree for the large
majority on their sites, for a long
time to come. We advise no one to
purchase on the strength of their advertised 'statements. Intending investors in any sub-divisions here
should bear in mtnd that the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway Company's
townsite will add about one thousand acreB more townsite property
to the combined area offered for
habitation. The market has been
dangerously flooded already, and
bearing this in mind the careful investor will not venture his funds in
any townsite that can not actually
claim the active and independent
development that signifies the approval oi the people on the ground.
Unless they can invest in a townBite
that- is being developed and increased in value by Independent enterprise, they had better await the
sale of the    G. T. P. property or
Ul      tUC      U.Bb>.vw,
Intending settlers can obtain 160
acres of land by pre-emption. There
are large tracts of land open for
alienation by pre-emption only, in
this district. The land is capable of
raising good crops of garden produce, hay, oats, and practically anything but fruit, wbich has not so far
proved a success up here, should
maintain that this district should
not be regarded as a fruit growing
country until that branch of culture
has been properly tested. This is
naturally a mixed farming country.
Wild berries, however, are found
throughout the whole northern interior country, as far north as the
Peace River Plateaux. Wagon roads
are being built into the surrounding
country, and progress will be made
on such public works, as future circumstances demand. The Fraser and
Nechaco Rivers afford transportation
to their tributary valleys, the Fraser
particulary, being navigable for 160
miles south and 315 miles north of
this point. We believe that the best
way to secure a good pre-emption
is by engaging the services of one
of the reliable locators, who make a
business of locating tbe settler.
Some of these men have been in the
district for a long time, and can
save the land hunter time and cash
by his experience. The Herald wiil
be pleased to advise the settler regarding lands open for pre-emption
and the best means of obtaining
information thereof,  on application.
Building materials are at hand in
large quantities. The local mills
have about three million feet of
lumber in the yards, in preparation
for the spring. Lumber costs from
$35 to $75 a thousand feet. People
intending building should consult
by letter some of the local contractors, who, we are informed, will
be pleased to furnish all information.
The fare into the country from the
railway point, Ashcroft, fluctuates
with the seasons. During the summer
when navigation is open on the
Praser River, May 1st. to October
31st., the fare amounts to $45, and
the expenses en route about $10.
This is by automobile and steamboat. The winter fare, from November 1st. to March 31st. totals $62,
with expenses of about $15. Travel
in the winter is by sleigh. The express rate in the summer is 12$ cts.
per Ib. The winter rate 20cts. The
summer Freight rate is 6cents, and
the winter rate llcents per Ib.   '
The cost of living may be gaged
by the following scale of prices now
prevailing. This rate will be materially reduced when freight comes
down the Fraser River from Tete
Juane Cache, via the G. T. P. steel
from Edmonton. This should transpire next summer: Flour 11 cts tb.
Sugar 14 cts. lb. Ham 35 cts. tb.
Bacon 40 cts. tb. Beans 15 cts tb.
Rice 15 cts. lb. Dried fruits 25 cts Ib.
Overalls sell for $1:25 a pair. Meat
18 cts. tb. Meals in the hotels, however, cost but 50 cents each.
The banking interest charged here
is ten per cent.
Employment in the past has been
limited to survey work, building
trades, (carpenters), loggers, steamboat crews, packers, canoe men,
land and timber cruisers, laborers
on government road work, and such
work as has been done towards the
development of townsite properties.
Farm laborers are not in demand as
yet. There is no railway work here
up to the present, but during the
next season and thereafter laborers
may reach the grade from this place,
that is, after next June or July.
Wages range from $4 to $7 a day,
according to the class of labor.
Prospectors will find practically a
virgin field for their explorations
The whole district has every indication of being highly mineralized.
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
P. A. Landry .!. H. McGbebor J.F.Temh.eton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
British   Columbia   Land   Surveyors
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers. Lanirley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 152, Phone 684.
McGregor BuilditiE, Third Street, SOUTH FORT
I Do you
The Time
The Place
The Store
flTH SPRING everyone wants something
NEW. Try this store for the best the
market affords. We are showing a particularly
nice line of
$ Poets, Ginghams, Muslim,
Satins, Sateens, Silks, Etc.
J2 ^ vour storekeeper has not got it, try Quesnel's
A leading merchant
|l   John A. Fraser
A Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
<i    Mail Orders Receive Prompt Attention.
., •»
Prospective Builders
Are you aware thai it takeB less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and thai the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fcrt George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
TWO SECTIONS of choice land in the Salmon River
Valley.   Price, per acre $12
575 ACRES of land suitable for subdividing.    Only one
mile from town.    Price, per acre     -     -      -     $55 \
TEN-ACRE Garden Tract, close in, per acre      -      $150
Terms on this 1-4 cash, 6,12,18 months at 6 per cent.
a Roberts, Jones & WiHson cn
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots,
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albeit Johnson, pro*.
theft in
_       our work
manship and get our estimate.
Danforth & McInnis
Contractors & Builders.
Hamilton and First.
■.  "■■■• COMPANY =—
Send for a folder
Stages Autos     Steamboats
From Ashcroft to Fort George, and all points in
the northern interior of British Columbia, carrying
the Royal Mail, passengers and fast freight.
The Palatial Steamer Bl Awaits the Arrival of the Company's Stages
FreiKht consigned to steamer at Soda
creek will be promptly forwarded.
Head Office: Ashcroft, B.C. PAGE FOUR
A recent arrival in tow after
a visit to Central Fort George, a
lot-owner by the way, from Missouri, dubbed the place "As an
international joke; too comical to
take seriously; too bad to lose any
sleep over. And me all the way
from dear old Missouri."
Under the new schedule inaugurated
on the Grand Trunk railway out of j
Rupert trains leave the latter place on i
Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
at 11 a. m. arriving at the crossing in
time to catch steamer for Hazelton,
which will put passengers into that city
in time for dinner that evening. On
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
trains will leave for Rupert from thc
crossing, arriving in Rupert at 8 p. m.
George Ward, of the Grand Central,
Ashcroft, was one of the passengers on
Thursday's B.X. Ur. Ward is combining pleasure with • business and may
become interested in Northern Cariboo.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Kort George. B.C. Victoria. B.C.
P. P, Bunion, Mgr. F. C. Croon. Mgr,
Kelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mirr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gvil Engineers, Dominion & B. C. Land Surveyors
Surveys of Lamls, Mines, Towrteltes, Timber
Limits, Etc.
Intend Building?
| gsrjg-flsagHEKgKSaSS \
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Builders and Contractors
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located,
Estimates Submitted.
Harry Joice, the old-timt» Quesnel
contractor, has decided to cast his lot
in a real live cemmunity, and will
locate here. He will build a cottage
on ths ridteandonits completion transfer his family from the old and honorable capital of Cariboo to the Spokane
of British Columbia. He arrived on
Monday's boat.
Tho SS. B.X. on her Monday's trip
carried a large quantity of freight for
the Duke of Sutherland's colonization
settlers, stationed at Whyte'sLanding,
a short distance below Fort George
canyon. The number of old country
settlers who have arrived there so far
number about eighty, all of a vigorous
and sturdy type, who express themselves as more than pleased with the
broad expanse of elbow room British
Columbia possesses.
George Williams and Bob Alexander,
since the advent of the railroad contractors on the upper Fraser, have
graduated from the canoe to the launch,
and both are now acting as pilots on
the dangerous stretches above. Alexander is with S. Lund, and Williams
with the big contracting firm of Foley,
Welch & Stewart.
South Fort
July 1st -
The Chilcotin arrived at 2 Thursday
with a goodly quantity of freight for
Blair & Co.
L. J. Willis, with the Hudson's Bay,
Quesnel, has resigned, and will leave
for the coast the end of June.
Twenty-eight autos are in active
operation cut of Ashcroft at present.
Lytton has two and they run up to Lillooet, making the return trip in six
hours. Messrs. Lemko & Galbraith, of
Ashcroft, ate about to place two 12-
passenger touring cars on the Cariboo.
The cars are thc product of the Stanley
Automobile Co., thirty horse-power,
and operated by steam. They purpose
making two trips weekly. One of
these machines has already made a trip,
earring nine passengers and giving entire satisfaction.
Horse Races, Foot Races,
Baseball,    Athletic Events
Mr. Chas. Miller, head of the B.C.
Express Co. was on oi the arrivals on
Thursday. He went on to Mud River
on the B.X.
Jack Fountain is at Cleirwater,
fighting fires on his timber limits.
The Cowie residence has received its
initial coat of paint, prior to its occupancy by the veteran Hudson's Bay
official, lt is an ornament to the high
land on Sixth street.
Among the town realty transactions
this week are recorded the sale of two
lots on Hamiltonstreet, next to the new
hotel at the cornerof Fourth, to Herbert
Hill. The consideration involved is
Andy Buchel is filling a long-felt
want at the corner of Laselle and
Second, sawing wood with a portable
sawmill that was discarded at the
mutual admiration society townsite
on the Nechaco this spring, On occount
of lack of patronage.
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
A -*F=a *j     «i o Beef . mutton {j
and Veal        fe
I Fresh
| Seed Potatoes - $5.00 per 100 lbs J
4        FRESH MEAT and RANCH EGGS our specialty.        g
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u runt tjEAjrujEi ainu ouuin rum urvunucj *
t ^B^ M|B *^3tt 6M ffiH0 6I^B4HB **Wfl^ GKB OJBfc *^ -K19 **CV €EB OJKfc 6MB OB Ci-J C^tt CB2 •£■«) Qg0 CHB 0^^3*ffii^
Travellers and Shippers to F©Ft GeOrgC
and New British Columbia
Travel in comfort and safety via the Steamer "Chilcotin" the only
oak-ribbed steamer on the route; and consign your goods to the care of
the "Chilcotin" at Soda Creek, they will be carefully transported to
their destination.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ld.
The Pioneer Operator* of Steamboats and Manufacturers of
Lumber on the Upper Fraser and Tributaries.
The Auto Transit Company
Agents at ASHCROFT, B.C.
r Ighttng fires is not a lucrative busi-
l f.,r tbe government. Tuesday and
v.* ■•<:vlay it cost the province $100
\ii-r hour to stem thc forest fire south
of the town. Two hundred men were
at one time engaged and the scale paid
was Wc per hour. With the exception
of ono man they were all willing workers,
/AN /.*■> -f-sVN <A> <A> 'M> 'A" -^ *m
Men s Clothing   |
and Furnishings   |
WE wish to draw your particular attention to our stock of \
Men's Clothing and Furnishings.    All our goods are \
especially adapted to the needs of this country.
General Merchandise
While we direct especial attention to our Clothing line, do
not forget that we carry a compete stock of General Merchandise-Groceries, Provisions, Boots and Shoes, Hardware
and Building Material.
We Can Supply All Your Wants
at the Most Reasonable Prices
Gose & Brown Co., Ltd. i
i Lasalle and Second Street
Soutii Fort George, B. C. |
j | 1836 |      Asstts Excetd Fifty Million Dollars     | 1912 |
Bank of British North America
Tour money Is eater in the Bank than tn your house or in your
pocket. It is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders Issued.
The Average Deposit of the
Canad'an People Is $122.00
per Percon
Saving money can be m .de a habi . A portion of your weekly or
monthly wage deposited i -, .vat j i a savings account will soon bring
you up to the average, » ,'j ju ,,.. oe surprised how rapidly $2 deposited
weekly will amount to enojgr t   nake a substantial payment on your
CAPITAL tm HUMS, $6,800,000       TOTAL ASSETS, S52,B00,000
South Fort George
H. C. SEAM A i   w«~• er
Choicest Seasoned Lumber jS
We have specialized in the Lumber business, which means 8
that we know this business thoroughly, and can give satis- «
faction by filling orders from a stook of the highest grades, %
We Make a Specialty of Seasoned FIR Lumber of the Best Class jj
Get estimates from us on all kinds of Building Material.     £;
Head Office i
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan,  McFeely & Co.   Wholesale Hardware, Vaneouver, B. C.
L. W. SHATKORD Esq., M. h. A.
Vice-Pres. Merchant, Hcdley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. W. FATBKSON, Lieutenant-Governor Britlr.h Columbia.
M.  M.   CARLIN.
Cnnrtnllst, Victoria. B.C.
Robert Kennedy, New Westminster. .
J. A. MITCHELL, Esq.. Capltallit.
Victoria. B. O. .
E. H. HEAPS. Esq., E. H. Heaps *
Co., Lumber and Timber; President
Columbia Trust Co.. Ltd.. Vnncouver, B. C.
J.  A.  HARVEY. 'Es*,., K.O.,  tormerlj
ol Craubrook,  B.C.. Vancouver, Ut**
A. L. DEWAR. General Manns*.
8 Northern Lumber Co., Ltd. j.
5    Head Office and Yard, South Fort George.   Branch Yard at Fort George.   H!
Fort George
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adbs
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver, B<
London Office i   6 Old Jewry.
.        .        -        $1,600,000.


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