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SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912.
CONSERVATIVES DISCREDIT THE N. R. S. CO
A discredited townsite company is the Natural Resources Se-
turity Co.. operating extensively on land west of the Fort
Leorge reserve, the latter purchased by the Grand Trunk Rail-
Ly for the location of its city.
I The first condemnation came from no less a person than John
louston. the spring of 1910, when, in answer to a correspondent, he put a true valuation on the Central lots. This led John
Houston to discontinue Natural Resources advertising matter.
Jmler no circumstances could the company secure advertising
privileges in the Tribune.    After John Houston died the plant
foas "taken" from his heirs' and moved to Central Fort George,
[rom whence place they have continued to issue the paper, the
vhile using the line "founded by John Houston," as on outward sign of respectability.
The second discredit came through Toronto Saturday Night,
when the land company sought to restrain that paper from referring to Fort George.  ,The Toronto judge before whom the
Ease came up, through out the application, and referred to the
lownsite as "The Migratory Bird."
The South Fort'George board of trade discredited the operations of the Natural Resources Securities as detrimental to the
test interests of the country.
The Provincial government discredited the townsite by disallowing the location of the government offices there, after the
Veal estate dealers had advertised their location at that point.
The South Fort George Publicity association never said a favorable word about the carpet-baggers.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway did not endorse the action
of the itinerant real estate men by granting them a station on
(their unsuitable land. Neither did Railway Commissioner May-
bee see fit to make such an order.
The latest representative body to pass a vote of censure on
fthe machinations on the agents of the Fort George townsite is
the leading political association of the district. The Conservative association is on record as follows, in addressing itself to
(the postmaster-general, respecting mail facilities:
"The Grand Trunk Pacific engineering staff, Messrs.
Foley, Welch & Stewart, all sub-contractors, the B. C.
government offices, the Hudson's Bay Co., and in fact
all operators NOT directly interested in the Fort ,
George townsite, make South Fort George their base
of supply, and South Fort George is their postoffice address.   There is a very evident reason for this."
The unkindest cut of all, verily, this is, for the promoters'
("bulletin of facts" to have to stand up to. It is crying for
■peace now, like a whipped yellow cur. But honor is not in
■them; they can never change their spots, for the spirit of the
■wildcat is their God.
^qg&'AN.NUM
^'M- •*....    ._.	
(f teen Hundred Dutch
Farmers for the
Peace River
Edmonton, Alta., Nov. U.-Fifteen
Jidred experienced farmers of Dutch
■gin, now living in South Africa, will
I brought to northern Alberta by the
Iberta, Peace River & Eastern Rail-
ly company, which has a Dominion
Piter to build a system of 1,600 miles
pm Hudson's bay to the Pacific ocean
]*ay of Edmonton. The company
Ins 800,000 acres of land in the Peace
|ver district, which will be developed
"1 settled as rapidly as possible.
• H. Williams, chief engineer of the
Inipany, said in making the foregoing
|nounccment in Edmonton today that
" farmers to be brought into the dis-
jet are men with capital and experi-
" - in opening new land to agriculture.
N of them have families,   which
pns that the first invasion of the
Jth country by organized effort will
|*ng in hetween 6,500 and 7,000 per-
|Mr* Williams said the first section of
system to be built will be between
fchrane and the Peace River crossing,
fo lhat work will be rushed on the
|e t0 F°rt McMurray. It is estimated
|»t the cost of the first named line
T ■ be between $25,000 and $30,000 a
|>le* The company, headed by Lord
rrrer' V.C., a director of large rail-
lay enterprises in Great Britain and
l«ico, has ample capital to complete
F project. He added:
|Tho minister of railways has already
p-oved the first section of the line.
|>rvey parties have been in the Peace
'•» country all summer, and we ex-
FUo begin work on the grade early
f spnne* We are now arranging to
Pntinue tne work of clearing the right-
pay throughout the winter. H.
rskelt King. vice president of the
pwiy, will be in Edmonton soon."
IT , Alberta Telephone Co.'s wire
Fiends up river as far as J. Bateman's
f"<*. Eagle Lake, a distance of thirty
f"<••• from here..
OIL BURNERS NOT A
SUCCESS
The results obtained from oil
burning locomotives on the British Columbia division of the Canadian Pacific railway are anything but satisfactory and both
engineers and firemen are declaring in favor of the coal burning type of engine, while others
are seeking to get transferred
back to the freight service in order that they may be placed in
charge of a coal burning engine.
It is claimed by the engineers
that the unsatisfactory showing
made by the oil burners, originally designed to burn coal, is due
to the fact that the tubes and
boiler lining will not stand the
increased heat. There are now
over 100 oil burners in use on the
B. C. division and should the
company decide to reconvert
them it will mean an expenditure
of over two million dollars not
included in this year's estimates.
The Oddfellow's masquerade comes
off next Wednesday, and great are the
preparations in hand, and from all
indications it will be a record affair.
The local drug company have an extensive array of masks on exhibition In
their windows, received the fore part
of the week from the coagt-no two
alike**-which should prove a great convenience to those who have been at
their witB' ends for a suitable facial
disguise. A number of railroad men
from the Willow have signified their
intention of attending. The prizes are
attractive, suitable and costly.
Vice-President Donaldson Says G. T. P. Will
Reach the Reserve Next September
Here is something in line with
what The Herald published last
week as a statement from a local
contractor about when the first
whistle would be heard on the
reserve here. It appears like
corroboration, and is from J,
Morley Dodaldson, vice-president
and general manager of the G.
T. P. Railway company, who
said in an interview at Edmonton last week, that the ocean-to-
ocean system will be completed
some time next year. Forty-five
hundred men are at work on the
divisions west of Edmonton and
seventeen hundred are employed
on the eastern divisions. Eight
steam shovels are working day
and night.
Mr. Donaldson added that the
line between Edmonton and South
Fort George would be in operation next September, thus opening a big trade territory for Edmonton wholesale houses. The
Alberta branch, tapping 50 coal
mines, will be completed within
two weeks. Mr. Donaldson said
that his company is ready to begin work on a union station and
terminals at Edmonton, costing
more than a million dollars.
PUT NOT YOUR FAITH IN
AN INDIAN
"Put not your faith in an Indian, for he will do you." So says
Tony Divoro. Tony is a hardworking railroader, with a bland
smile and an accommodating nature. He has been working on
right-of-way clearing thirty miles
up the Nechaco, and had $53 to
his credit when he thought he'd
come to town and spruce up. Two
Indians were returning to town
after having taken supplies up to
the right-of-way camp. Tony engaged passage and agreed to
give the Indians $3, what the
latter asked. When they arrived
in town the Indians disdained
the proferred $3 in money, and
wanted their pay in the shape of
bottled goods-whisky. Tony remonstrated with them for some
time, but finally yielded to the
men's entreaties and secured
the natives a bottle of spirits.
The natives became drunk, as
they usually do, and the third
party then entered into the transaction and located Tony in a
rooming house, took him to lockup and incarcerated. The next
day he was mulcted the total of
his wealth, and as a result of,
this is once more on the right-of-
way of the big railroad, This is
published merely as a warning to
others who may imagine they are
playing the part of the good
Samaritan by giving liquor to
those whom the law says thou
shalt not There is only one kind
of a good Indian.
A DIG CEMENT PLANT
There has just been shipped to
Edmonton for the Portland Cement Co. -over the Grand Trunk
Pacific from Alliance, Ohio, en
route for Marlboro, Alta., the
largest of its kind in the Dominion. This includes three rotary kilns, each 140 feet long and
8 feet wide in diameter made of
steel, ranging from three quarters to fifteen-sixteenths of an
inch in thickness and weighing
150,000 pounds exclusive of base
and gear,  Twelve flat cars, six
of which carried the ends of the
kilns on swivel blocks, were required to convey the machinery
the total weight of which was
450,000 pounds. Before undertaking its delivery the railway
company had men at work carefully chocking the track curves
and bridge clearances to make
sure that there would be no obstacles.
Altogether 300 cars of machinery and material have gone to
build up the plant, which will
have cost $050,000 by the time it
is running. This, it is confidently expected, will be next month
or early in January, when 1500
barrels of cement will be turned
out daily, the company having
marl and clay supplies enough to
last for at least 40 years.
Most of the cement to be used
by the Transcontinental for its
construction work through interior British Columbia will be the
product of this company. And
without doubt the local building
cement wants will also by supplied by the same concern.
Dan Brewster has secured the contract for the erection of the public
school building and will proceed immediately with its construction. The site
selected is in block 18, 934, facing
Hamilton avenue on the ridge. It is on
a government lot.
lhe old school building at the corner
of Fourth and Thapage has been turned
into a boxing gymnasium, under the
direction of Prof. Morris. The windows
have been frosted and the interior renovated to meet the new requirements.
MORE WILLOW RIVER LOTS
TO BE SURVEYED
Information comes from Winnipeg, the main office of the
Transcontinental Townsite Co.,
authorized agents of the G.T.P.,
that the demand for property
and lots in their Willow River
townsite, has been active and
brisk since the opening of the
sale on October 16, and they have
a great many people who report;
they are coming out here next
spring,
Already lots bought during October are reselling at a premium,
showing the interest taken by
outside people in British Columbia, Willow River, and property
generally throughout the province.
In order to satisfy this demand
Mr. F. W. Crawford, B. C. manager, accompanied by Mr. F. P.
Burden and a corps of surveyors,
left Tuesday for Willow River to
survey more lots, with which to
meet the demand that has been
put on this property in Winnipeg.
Mr. Crawford announces that
other townsites will be speedily
put on as soon as this work is
completed. The eagerness with
which British Columbia Grand
Trunk property is being taken
up by the investing public has
been amazing to the officials of
the land department.
B. C. Government will Open
Cache Reserve Next Spring
Edmonton, Alta., Nov. 14. —
Three thousand, nine hundred
and sixty homesteads of 160
acres each, a total of 633,600
acres of land in a strip 165 miles
in length and six miles in width,
bisected by the Grand Trunk Pacific company's main line, from
the Alberta - British Columbia
boundary west to Fort George,
probably will be opened by the
government to pre-emption next
spring.
J. T. Lea, P.L.S., said making
the foregoing announcement in
Edmonton today, that the B. C.
government survey will he completed in a short time, adding—
"From the divide to Mile 53,
the country is rough and is so to
a greater or lesser extent all
along, but on the river banks it
is adapted to farming and trucking. Along the Fraser valley, in
the new territory, is some of the
best farming land in the province. Fruits may be grown on
both sides of the Fraser river.
"There is abundant timber in
the district, cedar, spruce and
other wood, cruising as high as
19,000,000 feet to the lot in the
government reserve. Three surveying parties have been in the
field for some time and with the
exception of a small area between Mile 110 and Mile 120, the
survey has been completed."
Captain Foster, superintendent in
charge of the blasting operations on
the Fraser river, camo in on last Saturday's stage with several of his crew.;
The lirst symptoms of his presence
hereabouts was distinctly noticeable
Wednesday morning, when a succession
of pow. rful blasts to the south, in the
vicini ;'of the Hudson's Bay Gardens,
were .eard by the citizens.
PACIFIC & GREAT EASTERN
WORK AROUD LILLOOET
IS VERY ACTIVE
. W. F. Cooke and Malcom Mc-
Niven drove in from Quesnel on
Wednesday. Mr. Cooke has been
to the coast for some time and on
his return paid a visit to the
town of Lillooet, where several
weeks were spent looking over
that section and noting the work
the P.G.E. has under way.
"The road from Lytton to Lillooet, fifty miles, is driven over
by auto, and at the Big Slide on
the Fraser there is not room for
one machine to pass another.
From a scenic thriller there is
nothing like it on the Cariboo
road," related Mr. Cooke. "In
view of the railway work now
going on the government is widening the old thoroughfare, so as
to permit railroad construction
supplies being taken in without
unnecessary handicap.
"Foley, Welch & Stewart have
28 four-horse teams busily engaged freighting supplies from
Lytton to Lillooet, for the Pacific Great Eastern, where work is
now very active. From Lillooet
supplies are boated up Seton
and Anderson lakes to Pemberton Meadows. It costs the Lillooet merchants one cent a pound
to get their freight in from Lytton. Here, in South Fort George,
we pay six cents from Quesnel,"
concluded Mr. Cooke.
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PAGE TWO
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ACREAGE FOR SALE
uMivision of
Lot 483
This property is situated within one mile of the
Railway Depot and terminal yards, right across the
railway and traffic bridge of the Fort George G. T.
P. townsite and Indian Reserve. l
 It is the choicest property in the district and the best buy on the market today.
Because it was the first established post of the H. B. Co., 50
years ago,
Because it was the first selected pre-emption by the early
settlers.
Because it is like Strathcona to Edmonton.
Then why buy twenty-five foot Rots when you can get 11-2 acres for
half the price and within closer radius of the G. T. P. Depot.
Sole Agent, W. B. DEAN, Calgary, Alta.
Local Agents, Roberts, Jones & Willson
South Fort George, B.C.
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PUBUISHEO BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING GO. Ltd.
J. B. DANIELL. PRESIDEN1
Devoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
Goorge and the entire Northern Interior.
Subscription $3.00 a year.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
The Ottawa commission of conservation, in its monthly report,
takes a sly crack at the land speculators in the city of Saskatoon
and vicinity. '"During the summers of 1910 and 1911," says the
report, "agricultural investigation work was conducted by the
lands committee of the conservation commissions on the farms
in township No. 36, range 6, of
the province of Saskatchewan.
This township lies west of the
city of Saskatoon, and in 1910
was being used for agricultural
purposes. In 1911, some of the
farms in the northwestern part
of the township were beginning
to change hands for real estate
purposes, but in 1912 it was discovered that a great part of it
had been sold to speculators, and
was being subdivided and sold
for building lots. Many of the
farms are grown up to weeds of
all kinds, and produce nothing of
value. Subdivision signs are to
be seen on both sides of the road
leading west from the city as far
as Cory on the C. P. R., which is
eight miles out. Many of the
farmers who have not sold are
contemplating doing so."
On account of these circumstances the commission did not
establish an illustration farm
in this previously surveyed district, but chose a farm near Kin-
ley, which is about 35 miles out,
and which, it is hoped, is beyond
for a few years, at least, the
would-be Saskatoon city limits.
This "is food for the Natural
Resources Security Company, the
promoters without a fixed base
for their operation, and further
serves to showthatthe Dominion
authorities are awakening to the
fact that the agricultural department is not a football to bemused
at the sweet will of promoters
for the purpose of enhancing the
sale price of their otherwise unsaleable 25-foot lots. The greater sinner, however, is not the
agricultural department. It is
the postal department that lends
its envelopes and pouches to the
more than doubtful "wildcat promoter" who floods the country
with artistically arranged literature and carries on a remunerative trade at the expense of a
branch of the service that is as
obsolete and as poorly handled as
the moribund Indian department.
The postoffice department may
possibly wake up some day to the
inner and rotten workings of
"western townsite promoters,"
but it will not be done by an
eastern man, whose range of
vision is confined to Quebec and
I Ontario. The country is too" big
\ for these Little Canadians.
On rising to speak at the recent Conservative convjntion at
Revelstoke, Attorney - General
Bowser delivered himself of the
following regarding the land policy of the government, after being acclaimed "Oh you Napoleon" by the Vancouver delegation : -
"The Liberals criticise us just
as the man on the street condemns the business of those in
mercantile pursuits," he said,
Some of the arguments about tl \
government's land policy shoW
that they know little of the situation. In this mountainous
country it is impossible to have a
uniform system of surveys to
carry out all the work quickly,
but let me tell you that in 1903
there was a surveyed area of 1,-
400,000 acres, while in"r19H this
had gone'up to 3,200,000 acres.
The land alongjthe line of the
Transcontinental from Tete
Jaune Cache to Skeena Crossing
has been""surveyed andiWe«have
there 1,000.0000 acres for the
pre-emptors alone between the
Yellowhead Pass and Prince Rupert. By the end of next year
surveys will be finished along'the
C. N. R. route onlthe North
Thompson^andi similar work is to
be carried out along the P. G. E.
At the end of 1913 the government will be in a position to offer 160 of Inch land each to 30,-
000 settlers.
In the past, one-third of the
surveyed areas have been kept
for university endowment purposes, one-third for sale and one-
third for the pre-emptor. In the
future areas, there would be
two-thirds for the pre-emptor."
Jesse Collins, veteran colleague
of Hon. Joseph Chamberlain in
the parliamentary representation
of Birmingham, writing in the
London Times, advocating reform
of the land system, says: "The
prospect held out to our rural
population of owning land overseas is extended to them in such
alluring and exaggerated terms
as to amount to positive dishonesty. This is the most profitable
of all export trades at the present time."
A. H. Sperry, assistant general
freight and passenger agent for the
Spokane International Railway has
been appointed manager of the Pacific
and Great Eastern with headquarters
at Newport, B.C.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE COMPANY, LIMITED
W. F. Cooke
Geo. E. McLaughlin
Russel Peden
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George we have 1,000,000 feet
of best assorted lumber stock
in Central British Columbia.
In our yard at Fort George we
also carry a splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise and Groceries
We have now in stock in our
store a carefully and personally selected line of groceries
and merchandise.
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - Carhatt's
Overhall's, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothing
House of Hobberlin, made-to-
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A G Alltflttf'-l'C  for the field we exceL
■im3 ^Jll*HII»*M3E » Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip. We have made a life study of
tjiis subject and our'years of experience are at your disposal,
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
Pamamhar ^e carry evej,ything required to ereot
MMJIIlClIlU-Cl a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents, for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navigation Co., Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost.
TIMOTHY HAY AND
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE
GENERAL
BLACKSMITHING
The
Northern lumber I lercanfl
Company, Limited
— South —
Fort George
Business
Property
—-Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or no future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.
-—Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own. Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to do, in a short time?
-..-We have re-listings of lots that will
pay you to ask for—they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
2 1-2 acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property,
Prices $75 to $125 an acre. $50 down and $15 a month,
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.50 an acre.    A good buy.
Large tracts for colonization at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
NORTHERN
DEVELOPMENT
4034
Cotton Bids.
CO., LIMITED
Vancouver,
B.C.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens LIQUOR ACT, 1910.
(Section 34.)
I NOTICE is hereby given that on the
■will te Pf^JfJfor the grant of a
■provincial Pol.« *«  ™ J by ^
■licence tor tht sau■       ,        n     the
IS and UPHn el Se at South Fort
WesB Hotel, hum   Undg described
JGe,;rgK'«Sldl6, blk* 10, D. L. 934.
■us Lo,tS,Vqff dav of October 1912.
Dated 19th dayoO^GEWARCUPi
Applicant.
VORT GEORGE LAND DISTRICT
F°    District of Peace River
Take notice that I, James T.Stewart,
If Magherafelt,   Ireland,   occupation
Merchant, intends to a apply for per-
■Eion  to   purchase   the   following
["commencing at a post planted on
louth bank of the Finlay River, thirty-
■seven miles from the mouttfmarked J.
It S 's S. E. corner; thence West 80
■ chains; North 80 chains; Ea»t80chains;
I thence' South 80 chains to point of
I commencement,   containing 640 acres
| more or less.
(Sgd) James T. Stewart
John MacDonell, Agent.
I Date July 17th, 1912.	
"FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Lester Roy
I Walker, of South Fort George, B. C.
I occupation cruiser, intends to apply
I lor permission to purchase the fol-
1 lowing described lands'
Commencing at a post planted  at
Ithe northwest corner of Section thir-
It.y-four, Township nine, range   four;
I thence south 80   chains; thence west
180 chains;  thence    north 80 chains;
J thence east 80  chains   to point    of
I commencement, containing Biz   hun-
1 dred and forty acres, more or less.
LESTER ROY WALKER,
RusBell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
.,, District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Russell Rob-
| ert Walker, of South Fort George, B
C, occupation land   agent, intends
to apply (or permission to purchase
I tiie (ollowing described lands:
Commencing at a post  planted  at
I the northeast corner of Section* twen-
ty-wrcn, Township nine, range four;
| thence north 40 chains; thence west
chains; thence south 40 chains ;
ItljeDde east 80 chains to point of
I WDimencement,     containing     three
hundred and twenty acres, more  or
I I'lSB.
RUSSELL ROBERT WALKER.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walker,   ot    London,   Ont.,   occupation
clerk, intends  to  apply for permis-
I sion to purchase  the   following  de-
| scribed lands:-
Commencing at a post planted at
I the Northwest corner of section thirty, township four, range four;; thence
weBt 40 chains; thence south 80
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
north 80 chains to point ot commencement, containing 320 acres,
I more or less.
JOSEPH WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT/.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice  that I, Alhe   Euor
Walker, of London, Ont.,  occupation
married woman, intends to apply for
Permission to purchase the following
I described lands:
Commencing at a post planted  at
the northwest corner ol Section thir-
.ty' township four, range four; tbence
"orth  80   chains;    thence   west  40
cj""ns;   thence   south   40   chains;.
Ithence "est 40 chains; thence  south
i 40 chains; thence east 80 chains  to
Mat of  commencement, containing
,0*ir hundred and eighty acres, more
or less.    ALICE ENOR WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
SePt. 24, 1912.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Occidental
Hotel
QUESNEL
B.C.
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Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Columbia.
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
I
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
City livery, Feed &.
Sale Stables
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR,
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
WANTED
Men for cutting"right-of-way by the'acre, west of Mud
River.   Goocfprices.   Work all winter;
Apply
OEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meal* 80 Canto
Short Ordert> Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Intend Building?
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.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Robert Splnks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
P. A. Landry J.H. McGreoor J.F.Teupleton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Cajlaanbla   Land   Sarreyors
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Lang-ley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 162. Phone 684.
. Thlitl Street, SOUTH FORT
•lORGE. B. C
McGregor Bulldin
Fresh
Bleats
Beef
Mutton
and
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B.C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
EinMATEa Submitted.
A.P. ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
)o yon contemplate f<
BUILDING?       ►<
ien investigate our workmanship an
get our estimates
DANCORTH & M'INNIS
,.  „>ntractors i Hamilton an
A and Builders I First BtreeU
 .-B.C. "Victoria, B.C.   „
P. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C.. A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
CM bfrm, DwWn i B. C. Ltd. Sin-ejtri
Surveys of Lands, Mines, TownBites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
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CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
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We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
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Give us a trial
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Front Street
Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and  Mouldings For Sale.
The Fori George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.    Chas. E. -McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Eraser'
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JO INT will not'warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Acreage-— Garden Tracts
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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o Roberts, Jones & Willson dp
EDWARD MBERTSINolOT Public.     E. E. JONES.     A. J. SELWYN-WILISON, Audilor.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
' VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. te<&!5W0#
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "ERIN" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, 6. C
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AMERICAN PLAN
Corner Hamilton & Third
EXCELLENT CUISINE
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South' Fort George, B.C.
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The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
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Beat of \vincn,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, prop.
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Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
SOPT DRINKS and all kinds of HOT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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Chas. E. McElroy came in  by  stage
from Quesnel last Saturday.
nimrods was Lone mountain, east Irom
Smithie's stopping house, on the Black-
water.   They each secured two.
Mrs. McGaughey entertained fifteen
of her friends and acquaintances at
cards and luncheon Sunday evening in
honor of her daughter's- Myrtle—fifteenth birthday. '
Ren Bodeker arrived by canoe from
Quesnel Friday week. The canyon was
blocked and he had to portage at that
point.
Tuesday morning's departures for the
outer world included Tommy Chetwynd,
of the passenger department of the B.
X.; W. (.!. Fraser, with the Kort George
Trading Co., and B. A. Seeton, the
obliging and popular clerk at the Northern. Chetwynd goes to the old country
by the way of the "town" of New
York, and will spend the time intervening between the resumption of navigation on the Fraser, with his people
in the old sod. W. A. Fraser goes to
Fort George, but not the Fort George
hereabouts, for it is in [nvernesshire,
Scotland, where he will spend the
winter. Seeton goes to the coast and
thence to Calgary, where several
months will be spend in a social and
recuperative manner..
Ernie Burden, in charge of one .of
Green & Burden's survey parties up
the Fraser in the vicinity of the Clearwater, came in Monday. Fourteen men
accompanied him down.
The stage came in Wednesday later
than usual by three hours, the result of
a deplorable state of the Blackwater
road. Several times the stage had to
be lightered and the passengers called
on to assist in extricating the vehicle
out of mud holes. There were four
passengers.
FINANCIAL  STATEMENT OF THE
RECENTLY   HELD    ST.
STEPHEN'S BAZAAR
: Mrs. James Cowie,
President St. Stephen's S. G.
Madam—1  have  the honor as secre-
i tary-treasurer of St. Stephen's Church
Sewing    Guild     to    submit    hereun-
i der'a statement of all monies collected
I and disbursed,   culminating in  a sale
| held by the said guild on the 24th  day
of October.
Fancy Work Account—Subscriptions
collected by Mrs. Cowie, ?30; sale of
sundry articles, $82.40; amount outstanding, $2..r)fl; disbursements, $61.96;
not profit, $47.d4.
Candy' Account—Receipts, G.25; net
profit, ?6.26.
Bride Doll Account—Sale of tickets,
50; net profit, $50.
Dinner Account.-Subscriptions collected by Mrs. Cowie, 49; 124 .tickets
sold at. one dollar by sundry persons,
124; disbursements, 59.85; net profit,
$113.25.
Bed-Spread Account — Fifty tickets
sold by Mrs. Cowie at 25c, 12.50; net
profit, $12.50.
Grab-Bag Account— Receipts, 13.85;
net profit, 13.85.
Recapitulation—
Fancy work account    -      -      $ 47.94
| Candy account - 6.25
1 Bride Doll account - 50.00
Bride Doll account-
Money outstanding    -   $50.00
Dinner account - 113.25
Bed-Spread account - 12.50
Grab-Bag account - 13.85
Cash on hand to credit    $193.79
Among those registered at the Northern this week were C. D, Kelly, Kam-
sook; G. B. Sayers, Vancouver; E. L.
Spence, Minneapolis; B. H. Ballans; S.
Smith and W. J. Jackson.
C. D. Kelly, brother of the local
watchmaker, was a passenger on Wednesday's stage and will become a per
manent fixture in South Fort George.
He goes into partnership with his
brother and will take charge of the
film end of the busin ss which has
developed too largely for one man to
handle.
It will be noted that the sum of $50
collected by the sale of tickets* for a
"Bride Doll," which was raffled at the
sale, has not as yet been accounted for,
; 1*0 the sale of some fancy work
amounting to $2 50, but presume these
sums will be forthcoming in the near
future.
M. P. RANDALL, Sec.-Treas.
Nov. 6, 1912.
DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between
us, the undersigned, as druggists and
stationers, in the town of South Fort
George, B. C, has this day been dissolved by mutual consent, and all debts
owing to the said partnership, are to
be paid to J. O. Williamson at South
Fort George, and all claims against the
said partnership are to be presented to
the said J. O. Williamson, by whom the
same will be paid." And that,from and
after the 5th>lay of Nov. 1912, the business of the Fort George Drug Co. will
be carried "on by the said J.O. Williamson, at South Fort George.
South Fort George, Nov. 5.
J. O. WILLIAMSON.
E. FERGUSON.
S.VsMtMsKtf-KV'sVtaVanKKSKa
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
Notice to Contractors
WANTED
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter. Good sheds r stabling if required.
For further information apply to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
CHURCH SERVICES.
FAR NORTHERN MAIL
The Ottawa postoffice department
haa arranged for a mail service during
the coming winter to Fort Resolution,
Fort McPhcrson and intermediate
points. Mail will leave Edmonton on
November 25, for Fort McMurray, Fort
McKay, Fort Chipewayan, Smith Landing, Fort Smith, Fort Resolution, Hay
River, Fort Providence, Fort Simpson,
Fort Wrighley, Fort Norman, Fort
Goodhope and Fort McPherson.
It is necessary to limit mail matter
for these despatches to letters only,
and the weight of each letter is to be
not more than one ounce. The letter
may bo registered but not insured.
WALKER STILL MISSING
W. Walker, the late ferryman, is reported missing, and has not been seen
for two weeks. The last seeh or heard
of him was two weeks ago, when he
canoed two passengers across the Fraser. lt is reported that ho was under
the influence of liquor, and the belief is
that on recrossing he fell out. He was
an expert canoist. The canoe he used
was found by Russell Peden at thc
Gardens two weeks ago. A search by
the police has been fruitless.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-lst, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m.—
Rev. R. H. Isaac. Williams,  Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE SCHOOL
SEALED TENDERS, superscribed
"Tender for School, South Fort
Geor e," will be received by the Hon.
the Minister of Public Works up to
noon of Wednesday, the 20th day of
November, 1912, for the erection and
completion of a framed two-room school
building at South Fort Geore, in the
Cariboo Electoral District, B.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender may be seen on and
after the 27th days of October, 1912,
at the office of the Government A ent,
T. W. Heme, Esq., South Fort George,
and the Department of Public Works,
Parliament  Buildings,   Victoria,   B.C.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered t ank of
Canads, made payable to the Hon. the
Minister of Public Works, for a sum
equal to 10 per cent, of this tender,
which shall be forfeited if the party
tendering decline to enter into contract
when called urjon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracted for.
The cheques or certificates of deposit
of unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them upon the execution of
the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes
furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
J. E. GRIFFITH.
Public Works En ineer.
Department of Public Works.
Victoria, B.C., October 17th 1912.
Nov. 2-23.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
Christmas
Cards
A superb assortment  has
arrived and inspection is
invited.
Toilet artlclBB, Potent Medicines       Druggists'Slfridllos      Magazines. Books, Stationer
r
J. B. Daniell will arrive-here next
Saturday from Vancouver, >
The stage will be later than usual
tonight. It will go around hy way of
the wildcat.
Mr. 11. W. Grots wenl up lo Willow
river Inst Tuesday in connection with
his clearing ion trad at that point.
The petition circulated for signatures
for the granting of a license to the new
hotel, The Empress, has received 385
names, 43 of which signers are women.
Evidences of Ihe existence of plentiful game in the vicinity was illustrated
this week when M C. Wiggins and
Jack McCa bran brought is four good
deer Bpecimes, and regaled their numerous acquaintances with choice steaks,
scene of operations selected by the
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisers before we purchased
THE ORAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver,B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL. - ~   ^T
91,800,000.
Winter Schedule
Mall and Passenger Service
Stages leave the company's South Fort George office for Ashcroft, Quesnel and way points at 5 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays   ,
The mail, passenger and express stages arrive
from the south on
Wednesday and Saturday Evenings
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars      I 1912 |
n. Bank of British North America
Tour money is safer in tbe Bank than in 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.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH:
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGER |
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which'is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1869
Capital paid up $12,400,000
Surplus      - 11,400,000
Total Assets 179,900,000
Head Oflice      - Montreal, Que.
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
Fort Georg
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
Willow River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Calls it "a Town of Importance,"
Adding—
''The establishment of this new town (on the
Fraser and Willow rivers) marks a chapter in tlie
development of British Columbia. It is outward
evidence that each day sees the Grand Trunk pacific Railway pushing'farther west and that ttie
riches of an inland empire are, for the first time,
becoming available. That portion of British Columbia west of the Rocky Mountains and east of tlie
coast range and drained by the Fraser, Nechaco,
Stuart. Salmon and Willow Rivers, hold the centre
• of ehe stage in one'of earth's greatest dramas tlie
development of Western Canada. Approximately
midway between Edmonton and Prince Rupert, a
territory virtually 700 miles long and 500 miles
wide will contribute to the upbuilding of this new
t0Wn* 1 •    tn-l
Do not delay, Write today for maps and print*-*"
matter, giving fullest information.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation, Ltd.
517 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C,
Local Representative, L. M. Bower.

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