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VOL.  5,  NO.  36.
All Parties United in the Municipal
Campaign - Neil Gething For Mayor
The   citizens   and friends  of Porter's platform or lack of con-
Prince (leorge anxious for a clean
and progressive administration
of its civic affairs, were decidedly encouraged this week by the
various movements that brought
about the selection of one candidate for Mayor opposed to W. G.
Gillet From doubt as to the
outcome by reason of the splitting up of thc vote among three
lidence in him, but, we feel, was
largely due to his not being
well enough known. Mr. Porter, unlike other candidates, has
not been prominently associated
in the work of the city and its
preliminary plans and ideals and
therefore was under the handi- j
cap of not being so well acquainted.   We feel sure that had he
candidates, Lo confidence in the!been as actively and freely asso-
election of Neil Gething and the'ciatod with the past history of
candidates   for   aldermen   w ho j the city as some of the other men
Mr. N. Gething's Platform.
1. That the name of the city be Prince George.
2. The provision of an adequate water system, including Iiie projection facilities, from Connaught Park.
'.I.   The securing of a loan from  the GoveWKOnt for improvements.
4. A moral and orderly city.
5. Exemption of taxation on improvements.
6. To aid so far as possible the location of a union depot for the
Grand 1 runk Pacific and the Pacific Great Eastern Railways at the foot
of George Street.
7. Public ownership of public utilities.
8. Grading of streets and sidewalks where they will serve the
greatest number of people.
9. Public improvements to be carried out by day labor. Preference  to be given to residents.
10. Fair distribution of appropriations to each district in the city.
11. The advancement of education  by the building of a high school
and the securing of a government grant  for educational purposes.
support his platform, and the
location of tho station site at
George Street    was a long stop.
This happy condition was
brought about by Messrs Porter,
Ellis and Gething and a number
of representatives from the supporters of each getting together
last Saturday night. Realizing
that none of them could be elected if they remained divided, they
agreed to test the strength of
each candidate by a vote in
the most thickly settled business section of George Street,
each agreeing to abide by the
result and to support the winner.
Neil Gething was the choice,
and Ellis and Porter ever since
have worked hard for his success, realizing this was the only
way to secure a united, progressive, clean administration of the
city's affairs,
A meeting was held Monday
night by the supporters of these
spoken of,   so   that the people
would have known of his sterling
worth and character,  the result
might have been all that his fol-1
lowers  desired.   But now that I   The Sunshine Society of South
the issue is worked out and Mr. I F°rt George and the Herald some
Porter  in   his   straightforward |time since wrote the Hon. W. R.
speech of Monday night and in Ross, Minister of Lands, re the
his able handling of Wednesday
night's meeting has  come
Permission Given to
Cultivate Government Lots
Victoria, 28th April, 1915
F. W. Crawford,
President ancl Manager
The Fort George Herald,
people of Fort George'- Prince | Sou^h Fort George, b. c.
out George district being allowed to        '    ...       .     .     , .    ,.
...    , , ... I have the honor to acknowledge the
wholeheartedly for the Gething cultivate vacant, unsold Govern-j receipt of yourletter under date of
ticket and in sympathy with the; ment lots in this section. The MawhI7th,dealing with the cultivation
efforts being made to win this | Government's reply is published of vacant town lots owned by the Gov
city for an administration of its I herewith and is self explanatory, ernment in the vicinity of Fort George
citizens against an absentee med- J DEPARTMENT OF LANDS,
dler in  the  affairs   of  Prince Victoria, 28th April, 1915
George,   through the  candidate {^ffilJUtaSiAe,,
Gillett, e— the necessity is very! South Fort George, B. c.
great for a united front against
the impending peril of the Hammond interests getting control
of the city's affairs, There can
be no guess as to what will happen if their control is fastened
on the city at this time.
Madam: —
In further reference to your letter
under March 23rd dealing with the suggestion that the vacant town lots in the
townsite of South Fort George should
be placed at the disposal of the residents for the purpose of growing vegetables thereon,  I have to advise that
| this matter has been favorably consid.
! ered by the Hon. the Minister of Lands,
The future of the city of Prince >   The necessary instructions have been
... , . ,     , j        j -s ! issued to the Government Agent,  at
three candidates at which plans George  depends  upon its  own i south Fort George, and any persons
for the campaign  were discuss- people being unfettered by out- j desiring to avail themselves of the
,,,,,,,,,,, e.    .j   -,, .    , ' privilege of cultivating vacant Crown
ed.   Naturally the followers of, side Vancouver control, oroppor-jfands on vacant tmvn i0ts outside the
Ellis and Porter were disappoint-! tunity of carrying on other real Railway Townsite being Subdivision of
ed;  it  could hardly have l«Mn «l*M»%entiireB M^ ppbM^trcM. ^SLSt Ttoa.*PSt?&5htftF^
otherwise.   But as time goes on,'schemes at the expense of the George, who will issue permits, free of
to all sides has come the realiza- | taxpayers.
tion that it was for the best that!    Mr. Gillett is reported as hav-
one candidate should represent ing said he was opposed to in-
the interests for which they all elude the Telephone Company in
Ellis and Mr. Porter
] his list of
are! taken over
public utilities to be
by the city because
to be congratulated on the manly stand they have taken, declaring most emphatically they are
for Mr. (Iething and the principles he stands for, which are
identical with theirs.
' it is not a paying proposition.
Then, if it is not a paying proposition, it is time the city did take
it over and make it pay, before
granting it rights and privileges
that will be valuable, and to see
issue permits
charge, and subject to such regulations
and restrictions as he considers advisable.
Trusting this adjustment of the matter will  meet the  approval  of   your
society, I have the honor to be, Madam,
Your obedient servant,
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.,
In reply I beg to advise that the
matter dealt with in your letter has received the consideration of the Hon.
the Minister of Lands, and instructions
have been issued to the Government
Agent, at South Fort George, to issue
permits, free of cost, to applicants who
desire to cultivate vacant town lots
owned by the Government, in any of
the Townsite Subdivisions outside of
Lot 343, which is the Railway Townsite.
The Government Agent has been
authorized to impose such conditions as
he may consider advisable, and, in the
opinion of the Minister, the scheme
outlined by you should be given a very
fair trial during the year 1915.
You are at liberty, if you care to do
so, to make ibe announcement that
persons desiring to cultivate vacant
Crown Lots may secure permission to
do so upon application to the Government Agent.
1 have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands
At a meeting of the citizens! to it that facilities are rendered
held Wednesday night, a fullI'Mthe public that will make it
ticket was selected of six aMfavjw
men, all of them endorsing the
station site at George Street and
otherwise standing on the platform of the Head of the ticket.
The six candidates endorsed
for election by the people are
J. T. Armstrong, F. G. Brynolson, H. Parks, T. L. Adams,
John B. Lambert and E. Livingstone.
The Herald is of the opinion,
with many others interested in
the municipal outcome, that no
stronger combination could have
been selected to entrust the affairs of the city at this time.
The several candidates spoke
on the questions of the hour and
deeply impressed the citizens
with their sincerity and conscientious ideas on the welfare of the
future city. All of the candidates are young men, representing every portion of the town
and every line of thought and
endeavor within the incorporated
area. We also feel that they
will safelv handle the interests
The aldermen selected encourage the support of the electorate because of their character
and clean record as business men
and citizens of the district.
Mr. Armstrong has been a
hard fighter for the present incorporated area and for the station site at George Street. His
has been an intelligent, conscientious effort in the people's interests. His every appearance
in public, and to those who know
him in private or business relations speak of him highly as well
worthy of the confidence of the
voters. A real estate man, he
has ever been on the constructive
side of public matters,
Mr. Brynolson, of the Cookson
Plumbing & Heating Co., is a
young man that has produced a
good impression, and unmistake-
ably did so in his few words of
address to the meeting Wednesday night. He looks far into the
future for industrial development
of this city, and speaks on the
of properly anil business repre- subject with knowledge and abil-
senled in the new city but not
entitled to a vole.
Keen disappointment was fell
that Mr. Poller would not allow
' his name to be voted on for an
alderman, as his previous experience and well known reliability
would have been of immense
value. But for reasons best
known to himself be would not
permit it, although repeatedly
The reason for Gething's selection over Mr. Porter at the
test vote was not because of Mr.
Mr. W. G. Gillett s Platform.
1. The immediate installation of sufficient fire protection for the
business section of Prince George.
2. The inauguration of a permanent water system for domestic
consumption and for lire protection, funds for which are to be provided
by the sale of bonds as soon as the same can be approved by the property owners.
3. The immediate grading of George Street to a permanent grade,
and the building of suitable sidewalks thereon from the railway to
Coniipught- Hill, and the grading and opening up and the building of
sidewalks on all streets that will be of the greatest benefit to the
citizens generally.
4. Encouragement of the establishment of a wholesale and warehouse district with proper street and trackage facilities
5. The building of two public schools and a high school, and asking the government to furnish the necessary funds for the two public
schools, as recommended by the Superintendent of Education previous
to incorporation.
6. Public ownership of public utilities, including water, light & power.
7. Exemption from taxation of all improvements.
8. Thc insistence of an early building of a railway station for the
City, regardless of location.
9. The name of the City to be Prince George.
10. The payment of union scale of wages for all city work whether
done under contract or otherwise.
11. All city work to be done by residents of Prince George in preference to out-siders.
12. Fair distribution in the purchase of all supplies.
18,   A clean and orderly city.
14. The building of a City Hall, Police and Fire Hall combined, on
a site to be chosen by the rate-payers.
16. To ask the Dominion Government to erect a permanent Post
Office and Customs Office building.
16. To assist in the establishing of a City Hospital.
17. To ask the Provincial Government to erect a Court House and a
Land Registry Oflice in the City to meet the requirements of the district.
18. To secure all lands now set apart for Park purposes to become
the property of the City for Parks and Recreation Grounds.
Price Five Cents
Cost of Opening Up the Station Site at
Oak-Ash Street - Estimate of P. J. Kelly
That the action of Railway
Commissioners Scott and Goodeve
in acceding to the Fort (leorge
interests, the station site at Oak-
Ash Street, as against the overwhelming sentimentof the people
of the district and Prince (leorge
in particular, for a location on
the site at (leorge Street, is to
saddle on the tax payers a large
expense as set forth time and
again by the Herald, is now a
matter of expert opinion.
The following estimates submitted by P. J. Kelly, for the
city, and what it will have to pay
for that blunder of the Railway
Commission, should imbue the
people with mightier wrath than
ever against the Railway Commission, and the candidacy of
Gillett for mayor, who fought
against the (leorge Street site,
and in favor of a site that will
cost the city a lot of money.
The Herald has stated the cost
of opening up Oak-Ash Street
Depot site will cost approximately
$50,000 and it is proven that it
will cost that and more.
The Railway Commission engineers stated it would cost $12,-
(X)0, but it appears they were
thinking that the people would
be satisfied with a "wagon trail"
a cheap get-there-any-old-way
approach. No thought was ever
given to the ultimate necessary
wide thoroughfares, and several
of them that time would entail.
Engineer Kelly was asked to
figure on two approaches, and he
places   the  lowest  estimate  at
War Notes.
ity.   He lias a clean record and
will run strong in the election,
and make a reliable councilman.
II.  Parks, is a Grand Trunk
Railroad employee, well-known,,     . ,,-,,•,
i ii.„„„r   ,,i-ui„ wheh the Germans obtained foot-
and wherever spoken ol,   highly
London,  May (3th.
situation   remains
Fighting continues on
Hill GO on
so, for his ability ancl standing,
He is the unanimous choice of
many sections of the city.
T. L. Adams also impressed the
meeting Wednesday, in his sincere effort to see that justiee and
right prevailed, and in his outspoken stand on matters pertain-
(Continued on Page 4.)
hold this morning under cover of
gases which were excessively
used, favored by weather.
15 trawlers are reported sunk
since Sunday.   German subma-
Japan-China Relation Critical
London, May 7th.— Tokio despatch says Japanese Government
has sent an ultimatum to China
allowing Chinese (lovernment -18
hours in which to accede to
Japan's demands.
prevent England   getting
supply in North Sea.
Petrograd. - Official communication issued this evening admits
Austro-(lerman forces crossed to
rinesseem to be determined to|rjght bank of Dunajec River in
Galicia.   It says, however, that
desperate fighting continues.
The first gun in the municipal
campaign was fired by mayoralty
candidate Gillett in the Rex
Theatre, on Wednesday evening,
Mr. Gillett has carried on a rather spectacular campaign up to
the present, and the average
citizen was somewhat curious to
hear his views on the subject of
municipal rule,
The speaker was introduced by
John Boehner, manager of a local
pool hall. Besides Mr. Boehner
there were perhaps a dozen of
the candidate's supporters arranged in a semi-circle on the
In his opening remarks Candidate Gillett sought to impress
upon his hearers that he was the
real "Moses" to lead the city of
Prince George into the golden
highway of prosperity. He then
took up the various planks of his
platform, and in a long speech
sought to arouse his audience.
Little enthusiasm was manifested
however, and it was with a sigh
of relief from the assemblage
that the speaker concluded his
peroration on plank 18, the last
of the edifice of promises he had
built up.
About the only interesting spot
in the evening's programme was
the presence of Casey Jones, a
socialist. Casey wanted to know
what rate of wages would be
paid the laborer on city work—
the "pick-and-shovel stiffs" as
he termed them. Candidate Gillett then declared himself for a
$...00 a day wage for 9 hours.
Another heckler wanted to
know why municipal ownership
of telephones was not included
intlillett's platform. This was
evidently a facer for the candidate, and his very lame reply
that he did not think a city-owned telephone system would pay,
dissappointed many of his avowed
The meeting was concluded
rather abruptly by the chairman,
and no one even volunteered a
cheer for the candidate.
821,225 for the First Avenue, Victoria Street entrance from Third
Avenue, and $25,215 for the
straight Oak Street to Third Avenue entrance. Neither one of
which or both together will be
either efficient, or give adequate
or proper approaches.
The whole matter has been
bungled, and made a farce of and
in the opinion of the Herald and
its readers, opened the Railway
Commission to serious condemnation and the feeling of "no confidence" of the public expressed
on every hand.
Mr. Kelly's estimates are as
Estimate of P. J. Kelly, Re. Street
Grading, Prince George, B. C, based
on grades established by Brett & Hall,
the landscape architects, who laid out
the Prince George townsite, and also
according to profile submitted :
Estimate on Grading First Avenue prom Oak and Ash East to
Victoria and South on Victoria
to Third Anenue.
To grade First Avenue from Oak
Street east to Victoria and thence south
on Victoria to Third Avenue. This will
require 20700 cubic yards embankment.
For this we have approximately 4000
cubic yards excavation, remainder of
fill 16700 cubic yards will have to be
borrowed. Only available borrow pit
is on First Avenue east of Victoria.
And grade lines as shown on Brett &
Hall map only allow one half of street
to be taken which does not give sufficient yardage to make fill. By changing
street grade on Firt Avenne and also
on Victoria Street, sufficient yardage
could be gotten, but this would lay the
city liable for heavy damages to the
adjoining property, therefore thin estimate is based on the grades established by the architects. Calculating on
two-thirds of the total street yardajje,
this will also necessitate a retaining
wall being built in centre of street on
First Avenue from Victoria to Quebec
Street and on Victoria to Second Avenue, at a cost of about $4,000. Remainder of fill would have to be made by
train haul at an approximate cost of
($1.00) one dollar per cubic yard.
lt would also require one log culvert,
90 feet long which would take 1500 linear feet of logs at 20 cents per foot
(this price includes iron drift bolts.)
For replacing this temporary log culvert with iron pipe would cost $600.
This would make the work cost as
Victoria St. Yardage
First St. Yardage -
4000 cu. yds.
11100      ,,
15100      ,,
15100 cu. yds. at 75c  -   -   $11,325.00
5600    ,,     Borrowed
Yardage at $1.00    -   -   -      5,600.00
Retaining Wall -   -   -   -      4,000.00
Log Culvert  300.00
Estimate on Grading Oak Street
Produced Through to
Third Ave.
This requires 16400 cubic yards embankment and there is only 3100 cubic
yards excavation, and which could be
moved for 50 cents per yard. There is
no ground nearby to borrow. This
grade line is the maximum being 8 per
cent, and is governed by grade on Third
Avenue. 16400 cubic yards leBS 3100
cubic yards leaves 13300 cubic yards to
be borrowed. See no way to make this
fill unless material is brought in on
train which in place would cost at least
$1.25 or $16625.00.
One log culvert would also be required 114 feet long which would take 2200
linear feet logs at 20 cents per foot or
$440.00 (Cost of replacing In future
with iron $700.00)
Approximate cost of lots to open up
street. Running price of lots at present $3000.00 or $100.00 per foot front.
66 feet at $100.00 per foot is $6600.00.
Cost of job would be as follows:
3100 cubic yards at 50c. -
13300 cubic yards at $1.25
Log Culvert	
Approximate cost of lot
Gstlmats on Grading Ash Street produced through to Third Aevnue:—Ash
Street is practically same as Oak and
would cost approximately the same
We hope the voters will digest
and examine this matter carefully and vote for Gething and the
aldermen pledged to fight this
raw deal given the people and insist on the station site being at
(leorge Street. A Weekly Journal ok Local General News, Piiiilwiied
ISvery Friday at its Printing Office
in Suiith Fort George.
Publishers and Proprietors,
South Fort George, ll. C.
Who Shall Be First Mayor 1
It is at last fairly up to the
voters of Prince George to select
the first Mayor and Board of Aldermen. The time is at hand.
Candidates and the platforms on
which they seek election are before the electorate. The responsibility is now up to the voter.    It is a serious opportunity.
The Herald will soon be a part
of Prince George, actually located inside the city proper, and
if not there at this writing,  its
the station site,  the settlement,' ooiitioal joker
the   development   to the   west
but it never has stuck.   Natura
Why is this project en into ine
foreground? Ha. Gillell and his
interests a piece of property U>
sell to the city or is it their intention to put these buildings up
on the west end around the
Princess Theatre ? Do you not
know Mr. Voter that the Grand
Trunk Pacific and Provincial government have set aside land for
this purpose without cost to the
city, at the end of George Street?
Again we say look out for the
111(11   IlUllVi   MUM   livv
Your Back Yard Needs
If anything is worth doing at
al), it is worth doing well. Every
citizen should have the interest
of his home, his surroundings
and wider still his city at heart
and bring up out of that dusty
basement the hoe and the rake.
Many hours have been spent in
the gardens lately ; the summer
A man  who will ally himaelf j Uke weathei. has been most con-
,    . __      after all that is past and known i .■     t   nnHnnr exercise but
selection put it at George Street with the interests at the west dut,ve to outdoor exem^
against all obstacles, and there iend of the Prince George town.
it will go, and the town will 8ite# interests that have delayed,
spread and grow out from that;set baeki and blocked every for-
centre- [ward step of progress, jeopar-
1s Gillett the kind of financier djzed the interegt8 0f every in-
you want to handle the City's | ve8torf eVery business, every man
Policies, who is capable of such ,ookinJ? for emp]oyment on the
! Prince George townsite,  is not
we the best man in whose hands you
eluded in the incorporated area,', always steady Neil Gething,!;
which it represents,  are keenly j whom you are asked to put at
alive    and have a right to be by
1 the helm.   Compare their platforms,  you who know the men.
|mistakes?   ^^^^^^^^^
j    Over against this outlook,
owners and the portion of the,ask you to weigh the careful, j,ace your future welfare or
Prince  George district  not In-1 wise,   sagacious,    true-as-steel, I ^ of the cjty .„ which you
place your confidence.
Much has been said about the
_ , . __        i Real Estate interests; but every
reason of large vested interests—
to the future welfare of the city.
Hence we are justified in taking
sides in the questions before its
people who are entitled to vote
by reason of the wording of the
Incorporation Act, and who, be-1 Park water system and fire pro-,, in  advance of the
ing enfranchised,   do representation.     Ihis leaves nothing to; raih.oad     ho came ;„ t „.
those who cannot vote but who I be desired.   But  Gillett leaves
,,,,    ,,. , .,,-, , mother's son of us in and about
Who think vou will be mos Up   prince George are surTering to-
to  carry   out   their   promises
There are no jokers in Neil (Iething's platform. Mr. (iething
states  plainly,   a   "Connaught
; day carrying our load, as a result
of this same townsite promotion
business by the people behind
| Gillett who exploited the public
nevertheless have a right to seek
the election of the ticket they
deem best fitted to act for their
welfare and that of the municipality now about to be launched,
The Herald is for Neil (Iething
as mayor and for the aldermen
who are pledged to support him
in his and their policies, and
against the candidate Gillett.
Our reasons are many.
We believe that Gillett is the
representative of the Hammond
interests who are after contracts
to be awarded and the upbuilding of the western townsite as
against Prince George. He has
shown himself unreliable by
twisting and turning and seeming to bend his sails to every
wind that has blown that favored these interests. He is a-
gainst the station site at George
Street and in favor of the Oak
Street site, which means many
thousands of dollars taxes to the
people of Prince George. The
engineers of the Railway Commission stated it would cost $12,-
000 to open up the streets necessary to approach that site. It
will cost nearer $50,000 and then
will not be efficient. Why should
the people pay even $12,000? Mr.
Voter, you who own lots and pay
taxes, a»k yourself some serious
questions. The George Street
site needs no expenditure. Vote
to save yourself that $12,000 to
Mr. Gillett fought tooth and
nail in the interests of the Hammond townsite against Prince
< leorge in the Incorporation area.
He originally started out in favor
of Prince George alone, but heard
his masters' voice, and presto -
he had to do their bidding.
He has imported labor and materials from the Coast for all his
contracts and building operations. No lot holder, no laboring
man, no business house in the
dislrict has had any support from
him. What a man is before election he will be after. Mr. Voter,
do not let the political expediency, the soft voice of the promis-
er, lure you from your best
interests. It is one of the tricks
of the vote getter.
Mr, Voter, can you trust the
business sagacity of a man as
Mayor of your town who made
such a frightful mistake as to
invest hi-s backers' money and
tie it up in a non-paying venture
such as his Princess Theatre at
Victoria Street, against the
plain, written-all-over-the-wall
development in the George Street
I late on a future they knew noth-
room for the city to take in that about> to ,u,.e the people to buy
Fort George Water System, at
30 per cent advance on its "problematical" cost. Look out, Mr.
Voter, for the jokers.
Gillett promises a couple hundred thousand dollars -more or
less— if he is elected. What is he
going to pay for the money?  He
with cunningly devised advertising, and now are and have been
trying by every device known to
mortal brain to stop the progress
of the natural city location we
are about to launch in the sisterhood of municipalities.    Mr. Vo-
, _ ter, won't you consider the ques-
doesnotsay   Does he not know, i tion 8eriou8,   and vote accord.
Mr Voter, do you not know that | ing,y ?    Why fasten this same
at the present time the best cit-: water ,oggedi  disaster breeding
ies in the world cannot get mon.|incubus on Prince George,
ey except at large discounts, high     There wjl, be a p,enty of im.
rates of interest,  and that there oortant anc, neceMary work
are all kinds of jokers in the getting of money?   Better not try
the Gillett high finance.   Better
safe than sorry.   Trust the men
there still remains a lot lo be
done. For instance the lane at
the end of your lot may be dirty
through ashes from your own
garbage can, paper and material
may be lying around making the
place look disagreeable. A few
minutes of your time and the
lane is cleaned, your back yard
is scraped and a match to the
pile incinerates the remains of a
dirty back yard.
"Clean-up" yes and clean up
good. Be proud of your home
and your city, and the only way
to hold your head up when a
neighbor looks into your garden,
is to have everything clean, noth-
i ing lying around that is not useful.
What a difference a few hours
of work make ! The unkempt is
now clean. The germ of clean-
it-up has taken root and the efforts to establish a garden worth
having has borne fruit successfully.
Postal Laws of Canada
Under the Post Office Act,
Sections 65 and 66, the Postmaster General has the exclusive
privilege of receiving, collecting,
conveying, and delivering letters
within Canada,
necessary work ro j   Bills and accounts whether in
jbe done with the monies to be j open or sealed envelopes, as well
: raised without wasting it on un- as circulars or other printed mat-
necessary expenditure.     Every j ter enclosed in envelopes sealed
,   , .... ! dollar must be made to count and ' or ready to be sealed, are "Let-
who have solid,  known connec-i produce a dollar.g worth for ev.! ters" within the meaning of the
ri/\wn      r. .-, .-I        t, t-, .. *-.     i l.   _        _ I. * 1 : i.. . .11*
tions and have the ability and
capacity to do big things, Bluff,
braggadocio, bluster never carried large affairs of city or state
very far.
When you vote for Neil Gething you vote solidly for the station at George Street, but if you
vote for Gillett, he is opposed to
(leorge Street, and says so. In his
platform, he says "regardless of
location,"   Don't you remember
ery dollar invested.
One would think —to hear Mr.
(lillett — that millions of dollars
were floating about growing on
every bush, ready to pour into
Prince George for every conceivable thing. He has "employed"
already more help several times
over than what can possibly be
used. In fact, it is stated he has
promised the same job to several
men at the same time. — Have
Post Office Act.
There is a penalty under Section 136 of the Post Office Act
which may amount to $20 for
each letter unlawfully carried.
It has been brought to the at
tention of Post Office Department
that some business firms desiring
to avoid paying the War Tax
which became effective on the
15th April, propose making arrangements for the delivery of
accounts, bills, circulars, etc,
through means other than the
his attitude before the Railway. you never heard of the political
Commission.' How he trimmed j adventul.er who got votes by all, -.—a —»  - -
and twisted and^ sidestepped di-;kindsof promige8 and then foi, | Post Office, contrary to the Postal
.^ ^ a warning is hereby
given that the Post Office Department intends to insist that the
law shall be rigidly lived up to,
and will in no circumstances allow
these parties to avoid paying the
one cent tax which has been imposed for war purposes.
All letters conveyed, received,
e of  this city | collected, sent or delivered, in
contravention of the Post Office
best 1 Act, will be seized and necessary
iwiiu.)   w_     fi \;iiu.iie.n      itiivi       lei I fc 11     iur
reel questions. The week before j got them the momeilt the polls
the hearing, he was out fighting | were ciosed?
for Victoria Street site. George, Mr Voter, it is your chance.
Hammond arrived Saturday night; You are electing a city adminis-
with the Railway Commission, | trgtjon for „ix monthgf the most
Mr. Gillett attended the meeting! important period of all its future;
of the Fort George Board of Trade: the startin>, of this municjpaijty
that night, and thereafter Vic- L,, a straight course, Do „ot sel|
tona Street went into the discard, i your future for a mess of pot.
he could not stand to his guns. tage_ The future (
And at noon on the dav of the demands the best of every man,
Commission's hearing bets were!and the best ticket.   The
£•»/._!,,     _,___     *U_      cts-st...      -_•.    ,
freely made the Station site| thouffht of
would not go at George Street, too good,
would not go at Victoria Street,
would not go at Maple Street,
but would go west of George St.
During the hearing Mr. Pringle
several times slipped and mentioned Oak Street. The people
the voters is   none' steps immediately taken for the
j prosecution of the offenders in all
We think that careful thought l cases where the law has been
of the whole situation will con-!contravened.
vince you, as it has us and many I   This order is the outcome of
more, that Neil Gething and his' evidence that many large busi-
supporters in the Council are the' ness institutions throughout Can-
_X"U l,.uJ"ei present best representatives that |ada have undertaken to escape
  so d.   VVhen the decision ; you can jntrust your interests to j the war tax by distributing their
was read by Commissioner Scott;for the next six months.   A vote'own   "letters"  within Canada.
at the close of the hearing in the <■ for Nei, (iething _ an(] em,y
afternoon, it read Oak Street. I vote  ghould make it most em_
Mr. Voter, it is your time to act, lphatic> js necessary to start pros-
in the interests of the greatest j perity back to Prince Geo,.ge
city west of Winnipeg, on the|    A „nt.D fnV(Ht\
Grand Trunk Pacific. It is your
time to vote in jour own interests
and vote for your future investment value, by supporting Neil
Gething, and the aldermen who
will act with him, to start this
A vote fordillett and his backing especially will it mean his
backing —- will only continue
doubt and lack of confidence and
retard the prosperity already
stopped by this same interest.
The offence is necessarily confined to the centres of population
where distribution can be effected
by specially organized corps of
carriers at a smaller cost than
that imposed by the department,
Motorist  (to rhaud'eur)   lie careful
about running over anybody hereaboutH
.iitim-..   This i.s a prohibition county,
If it had not been  for the po- jatul m08t everybody has u bottle in his
sition   this  same  interest   has,P°cltct'
fair city on a glorious future.      ,„„,„,   ,,aa
The interests  of  the  townsite placed real estate values in about
promoter to the west is tiillett's Prince George, and to which the
I interest,   and   it   has   always i war only put the finishing touch-     U1U
j,        ..  j, ,  ,      .   ,.  ^es, this city would have weath-!''"th thra morning/
(brought disaster and loss to its;ercd  tbe  £, rm  of wa„  m „ui   Tommy  l thougl
The Railway Commission, the j followers.  Don't let them fasten (better than'it has.   Voie to re-1BOmo mlne8 ln tho w
Hammond   Townsite   interests, ijt on Prince George.
have brow beaten  and clubbed |   Gillett's platform calls for a
Mother-Why didn't you have your
ht thero
might lie
store confidence therefore with
Neil Gething as your first Mayor.
Now it is time to kill flies, also to
obliterate their breeding pluccs.
AND ON EASY TERMS.        :: :: ::
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
L. R. WALKER, General Agent.
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 rate, on ap.
Best of wines,
I.iquora and cigars
Albert Johnson, prop.
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
Caskets, Funeral Supplies, & Shipping Cases always on hand.
Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
Phone 23 Fort George,
Prince George and Fort George.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service" -^nd Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19-Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
N. H. Wesley,
Specialist in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
Phoenix Assurance Co. of London
Liverpool and London and Globe of Liverpool
British American Assurance Co. of Toronto.
Pioneer Real Estate and Insurance Agents of the Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
Phone 57. flLeLLellLeU    I   IIUU1  Ll\
Britain Financially in Good Health.
To l)o a thorough breeder,
feeder arid caretaker, is the real
foundation of poultry success.
A light morning feed for the
flock is best, because it keeps
them hustling through the day.       London.-Sir (leorge Paish has
No matter how good your in- given correspondents his views
cubator may be, it will not do on financial conditions in Ger
good work unless it has good fer-! many, of which Dr, Karl Helfer-
tile eggs. r'ch, the (lerman finance minister
Turkey hens often begin to lay recently spoke optimistically,
in .March, but May is early enough     "I cannot think" Sir (leorge
for the first poults to hatch out
For the first few months of
their lives, or until they are well
feathered out. dampness is very
fatal to young turks.
Wheat bran has been found a
wholesome food for growing
chicks and can be kept before
them ai all times in hoppers with
good results.
Do not start your crops this
spring with poor seed. If you do,
you will be beaten before you
start, Test your seed to find
what per :ent. will germinate.
A pullet is in the pink of show
condition just before she lays her
lirst egg ; laying dulls the plumage, takes away the brightness
and sheen and affects the shape.
DID  you:
Did you give liima lift'! He's a brother
of man,
Antl bearing about all the burden he can;
Did you give him  a smile?   He was
downcast and blue,
And the smile would have helped him
to battle it through.
Did you give him your hand?   He \?as
slipping down hill.
And the world, so 1 fancied, was using
him ill ;
Did you give him a word ?   Did you
show him the road,
Or did you just let him go on with his
it moans to be los-
time might sot
just a
Do you know what
ing the fight,
When a lift just in
eveiything right?
Do you know what it means
clasp of a hand,
When a man's borne about all a man
ou.ht to stand ?
Did you ask what it wan—why tho quivering lip?
Why the half suppressed sob, and the
scalding tears drip?
Were you a brother of his when the
time came of need ?
Did you offer to help him or didn't you
heed ?
Modem Company Promoting.
Two working men had exhausted the
subject of the war, anil were discussing
a big company failure announced in the
morning papers.   Said the younger ;
"1 say, Bill, what are these'ere joint
stock companies?"
"Well, I'll explain  it to yer.   You
said, "that if the business men
of Germany have any weight in
the councils of the empire, the
war will be continued indefinitely. If the military element in
Germany do not realise the economic disadvantages to the country arising from a long war, the
business men of Germany will
realise them clearly and unmis-
takeably. No one is better able
to gauge the advantage or disadvantage of a policy pursued by
any country than the business
men, and it is evident that the
business men of Germany are already alive to the consequences
to themselves and their country
of the war. Moreover they will
realise that the longer the war
continues the more disastrous
will be its results for Germany.
Business Men Intervene.
' 'At the time of the Morroccoan
conference when the military
powers in Germany were apparently bent on war, the business
men succeeded in inducing the
emperor to preserve peace, and
I do not doubt that the increasing economic indications that
Germany cannot hope to win will
induce the business men to bring
all the influence they possess to
bear on the governing classes to
recognize the facts of the situation and thus minimize the consequences to their country of
this war.
"It is evident to everyone outside of (iermany that the country
cannot stand the financial strain
of a long wnr as can the Allies,
who are tiMe to carry not only
their home but foreign trade also
Plain frocks are the vogue this
Sleeves are almost invariably
long and skirts short.
The latest wrist bags are small
and made of faille silk,
Many skirts among the practical types have plaits at the
Sleeves are set in the armholes
and are long or seven-eighths in
Grays and tans in light shades
are much in evidence in the new
Dull gold and metal soutache
embroidery is used on chic tailored costumes.
Faille silks, gros grains and
taffetas are to be the popular
materials for pretty frocks.
The woman inclined to stoutness is very much favored in the
present fashion of long lines.   ,
Covert coatings are among the
favorite materials for tailormades
and lend themselves delightfully
to both flatness and flare in the
right places,
To make the new wide skirts
successfully and give them the
necessary flare there must be a
certain amount of crispness in the
fabrics used for them.
Blouses are comfortably loose,
but not full, and skirts flare almost to a ripple at the lower
edge. Over the hips they fit
snugly, and yokes have a prominent place.
The pervading tint for fashionable attire this spring is to be
green—not a verdant green, but
a subtle gray-green redolent of
the vernal season and the young
growing leaves.
Expensive as Entire Boer War.
German loss of purchasing power
is very serious. Moreover, it
will be evident to the business
men of Germany as well as to
and Jim and 'arf-a-dozen more of our j everyone outside, that the longer
the war lasts and the greater the
sacrifices of the Allies, the more
onerous must be the terms of
peace, and the more serious the
permanent consequences to the
(lerman nation.
England Well Fixed.
"So far as England is concerned, her great imports show that
she has not reduced her consumption, but has increased it. It was
pointed out by the Statist, April
10th, that the British imports in
March were at the rate of nearly
pals, puts up a penny each and buys
two ounces of 'bacca and a clay. Then
I calls myself the managing director,
and I sits down and smokes that pipe
nnd that 'bacca. D'ye see?"
"Yes. But where do we come in ?"
"Oh, you're the shareholders. You
looks on and spits."
Husband—You charge me with reckless extravagance. When did I ever
make a useless purchase ?
Wife—Why, there's thnt (ire extinguisher you bought a year a^o ; we've
never used it once.
OU R Telegraph Ollice at Prince
(ieorge is now open for bujincsB.
All telegrams for I'rince George
and Central Kort (ieorge will _:o
through  this office.    Free delivery
between I'rince and Central.
Parsnips are at their best in
the early spring.
Physicians advise the free use
of carrots in the family menu.
Cream will whip better if 3G
in much the usual manner, and [hours old, and very cold,
therefore, in proportion to their: Children should never be allow-
population, have little or no loss, ed to kiss dogs, cats, or other pet
of purchasing power, whereas the; animals.
Red pepper is said to be more
beneficial to the system than
black pepper.
Rub talcum powder on the
hands when sewing or handling
dainty fabrics.
One vegetable at a meal and
plenty of it is better than a large
variety in small quantity.
A saleratus foot bath will be
found refreshing for elderly persons who cannot take much exercise.
To cure hysteria wrap mustard
plaster on hands, wrists, soles,
and palms, and allow patient to
A few spoonfuls of canned
tomatoes, using the solid parts,
London.- During the battle of
Neuve Chapelle in the month of
March, as much ammunition was
expended as was used during the
entire Boer war, according to a
statement made in the House of
Commons by the Chancellor of
the Exchequer, Lloyd (leorge.
The Boer war lasted two years
and nine months.
Mr. Lloyd (ieorge said that the
character of the ammunition had
to be changed in the middle of
the war, and to secure supplies
sub-contracts were given to between 2500 and 3000 firms. When
it was found that they could not
keep up the supply, the government took steps to take over all
works suitable for the manufacture of munitions. As a result
there had been a great increase
in the output.
If they took the figure of 20,
the chanceller said, as the amount
of artillery ammunition manufactured in Sept., in October it was
90, in November the same, but in
December 156. January 186. in
February 256, and in March 388.
Mr. Lloyd George said that
Great Britain was also supplying
her Allies with munitions, and
that in spite of this there still
was a large reserve,
The chancellor adhered to his
statement that a small minority
of workmen could, through drink
throw the whole work out of
gear. He promised that when
the government measure was introduced dealing with this matter it would be found that it had
not been approached from the
point of view by persons who
wished to express any particular
notion, but from the point of view
of persons who had the object In |.
mind--increasing munitions.
It was no use saying that there
was no more drinking than normally, the speaker said. These
were abnormal times and they
had to take abnormal measures
with an evil which had become
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1^     Uniform High Standard of Quality.
From Season In Season, ensuring
continuous success tn the planter,
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jflMvVjIV^ WINNIPEG    .    MANITOBA.     ^
for COAL or WOOD
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
W. F. COOKE, Pits.
c. e. Mclaughlin, __,iU,
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Large Increase in
Savings Deposits in
Canadian Banks.
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
Fort George, B.C.
Vlctorln, B.C.
F. C. Gree n, Mgr.
F. P. Burden. Mir. . . ..
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green. Mg r.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Eifinccn, Drainiei It B. C. Land SunrijOT
Survey!) of Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
$4,500,000,000 a year, and that seasoned and stirred into hash
including government purchases |from cold veal, will give a fine
abroad of all kinds, the rate of j favor,
imports was now over five billions     Warts wil1 disappear if touched
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     Soutii Kort George
Hol and Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH       -      •        Proprietor
a year. This, Great Britain is
accomplishing mainly by means
of her exports and the sums she
is receiving from the interest on
her capital abroad and the earnings of her shipping. To make
these huge purchases 6he has, in
fact, to call in only a very small
amount of the gross funds of
capital she possesses abroad."
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Came and give us a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
The boy stood before the druggists'
counter looking earnestly at a placard
advertising u cure for indigestion.
"Why are you interested in that?"
inquired the druggist.
"1 suffer terribly  from indigestion."
"Why, you're too young to have
"I don'l have il, explained the liny,
hut my father does."
A meddlesome third party onuses
many a divorce.
A girl with n dimple will laugh at
anything a man says.
The man who really knows ll grout
deal never tells it all.
It is a bad thing for n mnn lo he considered a good thing.
Better keep your temper; otherwise
it is apt to give you nwny.
several times a day with acetic
acid. Apply with a small camel's
hair brush or the end of a match.
Almond milk is excellent for
whitening and softening the skin
but its effect will not be noticed
until after weeks of constant and
regular application.
The air of a room may be
freshened by putting a few drops
of oil of lavender into a bowl of
boiling water and letting it stand
until the water is quite cold.
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st. and
Sunday at 8 a. in.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
Ottawa.—Savings deposits in !
Canadian banks increased over
$4,000,000 in  March compared
with February, and are approxi-;
mately 830,000,000 over March,
1914, according to the bank statement  for  March,   just  issued, j
This, say bankers, indicates the j
frugality of the people of thei
Dominion during the war.
From a financial viewpoint this j
latest statement is taken to reflect the fact that the finances of
the country are in a sound state.
The fact that the banks are j
feeling more confident is shown
in the increase of $653,432 in call j
loans in Canada, compared with
February.   There was, however, J
$842,989 less loaned  in   March
than in the same month a year j
Call loans outside Canada in
March of this year were about
$44,000,000 less than last year,
but were practically §12,000,000
more   than  in  February.   The
liabilities   have  risen  by  over;
S19.000.000 since February, and!
over 81,000,000 higher  than  a1
year ago.   The assets show the
same proportionate increase.
fj|   G. T. P. R.
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
No, 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-35 p. m.
West Bound- Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-15 ,,   ,
Arrive Trinee 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    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and Mondays 8-00 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District Passenger Agent,
Winnipeg, Man.
Presbyterian  Church
Kov. A. C. Justice,    pastor,
Services:    11 a. m. and   7.30
p. m. Gospel service.
11 a, m.—The Minister.
7.3Q p. m.-The Minister,
Sunday School 2 p, m.
More men would volunteer to help
their wives with the dishes but for the
danger of having their services accepted.
God grants liberty only to those who
love it and arc always ready to guard
and defend it.-Webster.
Why do you feed tramps who come
along? They never do any work for
No, said the wife, but it is quite a
satisfaction to see a man eat a meal
without finding fault with the cooking.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Drummono ft McKay,
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. V
On Wednesday evening prior | labor can be secured
to the meeting' of the citizens of
Prince George in Ritts-Kifer Hall
to nominate a citizens' slate of
six Aldermen, a representative
ot the Herald met Mr. Gething
and accompanied him to the
meeting. The affairs of the city,
naturally, were discussed. Mr.
Gething brought up the subject
of the rate the city ought to pay
for labor. He discussed the
standing and interest of the
working men of the district and
unequivically said that having
thought the matter out, he was
in favor of a minimum wage of
$,100 per day of 8 hours.   Head-
ana uuu in |     ■-■ ■ M ..........
the ond it was most economical grocer in Prince nnd South, oh
for the city. Also, it was his Saturday las_ made an assignment
conviction that eight hours was | ft"' the benefit of his creditors to A.
as much as anv man should be K. Bourchier. Mr. Bourchier is in
asked to work in any 24 hour charge of the assets and stores of
day. "It is coming to be thel^'"- Campbell nnd is working out
rule the wide world over; whv
not here?'' said Mr. (iething.  In
I the standing of the affairs prepare
tory to making his report.       •
this, also, lie believes that the
city gains, as in eight hours
the earnest, conscientious workman will give more, from a well
preserved body — but more than
that from a willing mind — than
anine-houra day man.
Again,  Mr.   Gething declared
! strongly in favor of local men
i for city  work.    He deprecated
vised the Herald  that he would, . .,
later put this and other questions the employment of outsiders or
he intended to place before the|ot IraP°pted labor fmm the Coast
electorate in  writing and asked and  other   Places
us to publish it for him.   This
we are only too glad to do, as his
decision   is  entirely   in   accord
with our own.
Unexpectedly, however, this
question was brought up in lhe
Citizen's Meeting by candidate
Livingston, and in straight,
clear, unmistakeable language
that rang with truth and conviction, Mr. Gething was ready to
answer the question.
and other places, The money
earned is spent here in the city
and is kept in circulation here.
Also, he believed that as the people spent their earnings here, in
their necessities, their pleasures
and their home consumption, in
their investments and purchase
of homes and lands, here the
money should be kept and not
sent outside for labor or supplies
that could be purchased here.
'Business and wages for our own
people,' is his platform.   Such a
The steamer B.X. arrived on
Monday and Thursday from Soda
Creek and Quesnel on her second
and third trips for tlie season. Both
trips were made on time, arriving
ut South at i p.m.
river, the boat leave
Saturday mornings.
*   *   *   •   •
Bon Bodeker, formerly of South
Fort (leorge, is in town for a few
days from Findlay Junction. Mr.
Bodeker reports very favorably of
the prospects and conditions of the
northern Interior about the Findlav.
The many friends of J,
Armstrong, formerly of the
son's liny Co., will
best wishes for success
Mr. Gething's argument is that mayor can be trusted.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
South Fort George
Phone 36
Prince George
Phone 7
Central Fort George
Phone 33
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
The steamer Quesnel, Captain
Foster, made two trips this week lo
Giscombe Portage with Hudson's
Bay supplies which are being moved
to northern Hudson's Bay posts.
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Full details of the Bazaar and
Dance to be held at the Ritts-Kifer
Hull on May 24th, wliich is being
arranged by the ladies of the Church
of England at Prince, will be found
in next week's Herald. Do not
fail to look for it in the next issue.
At a meeting held last Friday at
tlio G.T.P. station, a baseball team
was organized to be known as the
Cache Baseball Club. The following
officers were elected: Hon. President, H. J. Fetters; President, Hugh
MacKenzie; Vice Presidents, B. W.
Cole and H. E, Oarleton; Manager,
D. McLeod; Captain, A, W.I.atta;
Secy, and Treas., L. C. Pearson.
Two members were appointed to
represent the Club at a meeting to
be held this week to have the Club
enter the Port oeorge Distr. League.
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The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince George, and
Hamilton Stive!, South Fort (ieorge
have your Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs, You will find there, too, a
I complete line of Stationery. We
ire up-to-date in everything.
The Panama News Co.
Comnieneing May 7th, the steamer Prince Rupert will leave Prince
Rupert every Friday at 9 a.m. and
the steamer Prince George every
Monday at the same hour. This
arrangement will give a direct connection for Vancouver by each train
leaving Prince oeorge.
The building of the Bank of British Nortii America is being moved
from ils present location on the
corner of Second and Hamilton
Streets to the lots owned by the
Bank mi Third Avenue, Prince.
I!. T.
xtend to him
in his new
line of busftiess, be having associated himself with Mr. Chas. A. Pyne,
manage!' of the Sun  Life Insurance
Co. for Northern British Columbia.
Mr.   Pyne came into   this distriet
representing the Federal   Life  Insurance Co.  and had  the enviable
record of first position in  business
written for the Company  in Canada since his arrival here.     When
doing down I the Federal Life recently  was ab-
Tuesday arid |sorbod and fused with the Sun Life
Insurance Co. of Canada, a natural
result of his splendid record was his
appointment to exclusive handling
of the Sun   Life's  interests  in this
section of lhe province.
Mr. Armstrong, in addition to
writing life insurance for the Sun
Life, will also insure fire risks,
accident, plate glass, employers'
liability, live block, automobiles,
and do a general insurance business.
Vole for Neil Oething lor Mayo
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
PhnnoG No- * n°uth fort george.
rilWIWJa   No. 12 PRINCE   GEORGE.
Mr. F. K. Chamberlain, brother
of IS. .1. Chamberlain, president of
tho Grand Trunk system, with Dr.
J. Baker of New York made a visit
to this place during the week, stopping over enroute from the Panama
Exposition via Prince Rupert to
Winnipeg and the Fast.
Vote for J
Vote for .1
Voto for T
Vote for .1
Voto for K. I .vingsloni
Vote for
T. Armstrong for Alii. Lambert for Alder-
I.. Adams for Alder-
a. Brynolson  for Al-
I. Parks for Alderman.
LOST, by C.  McElroy,  pair of
spectacles, somewhere between his
residence and the Northern Lumber
Co.'s stables at foot of Hamilton
Street. Finder please return them
to owner or leave at Herald oflice.
*   »   *   *   *
The South Fort oeorge - Quesnel
mail service which the Government
proposed cutting off, will not be discontinued, thanks to the strong protests from various quarters. The
Quesnel Board of Trade did some
active work in this respect, and we
congratulate them on the results.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale anil Rotail. '
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles,
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soutii Fort George.     :   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
Pioneer Manufacturers
of Lumber.
The Duty of the Buyer
Pioneer Operators of
I'rince Georg*
C. McElroy. Mnnai_r
Suulii Fori Ctiuir
Bone Dry Cooking Wood
$3.00 Per Cord Delivered.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Oct Our Estimates Free of Charge
The Municipal Campaign.
(Concluded from Page 1.)
Preference Snon.n   Always   Be
Given to Home Prodi'cts
(From the Toronto Globe.)
If the patriotic manufacturer doe?
his duty to Canada  by  keeping his
employees together and doing without profits till the dip of depression	
is over,  he has a  right to expeetj. „,     ,„,  ,.     0!,
.,  . ,,    ...     .„   .    i  i,   ,i  ling to George Street Station bite
that the  »ujf'r will  stand  loyally I    » e
beside him and buy Canadian goods
wherever possible, and British goods
in preference to those of foreign
nations. Tlie instinct of self-preservation should teach llie Canadian
people that this is no time to import things that can be made as
cheaply and of as good quality at
home. The point is so clearly made
in a letter addressed to the Globe by
a manufacturing concern in Ontario
that we are glad to publish it:
"We note from yonr excellent
journal that you have been endeavoring of late to impress upon Canadian   manufacturers  the  duty   of
:: Job We>rk Neatly ami Promptly Ex
Phone 26
by promises that are not based
on accomplishment, ancl cannot
be carried out.   One of the most
monumental of nervy Impostures,
i^^—————^^^^^^—     's the record of candidate Gillelt
and the city's future welfare.       to fight every honest effort of
J. B. Lambert, the groceryman the citizens of Prince George, in
on George Street, needs no in- the Station Site, in the Incorpor-
traduction to the people.  He has ation, and other public matters.
been in the city a long time, and Openly declaring in a meeting
conducted stores at South Fort held iii Fort George that he would
(ieorge and  Central,   until   he; flght for Fort George, that his
moved to Prince. H^^^
Ernie Livingstone has been in
the country so long no man knows
the beginning thereof. Strong in
his beliefs, strong to express
them, having neither fear or favor, where right and concience is
concerned, will make an alderman the people can trust at all
keeping their plants running to the times to do what he believes
fullest possible extent. You have!right. A leading socialist and
pointed out that by so doing Hip j labor representative, which ele-
manufaeturers will be contributing e fe are assured of a strong
largely to the country in its present i , ,.     .   ., ..
crisis.   With this we are quite in i representation in the council,
accord.   We would, however, draw     Hence in the Board nominated
your attention to the fact that there lis a representative from every
is a limit to the possibility of any i portion of business, and thought,
manufacturer   keeping   his    plant;     e,ement th t to       ke
running. .   , .
"We are a small concern, inanu-1a Clty s PeoPle-
factoring small tools.   Throughout!    It deserves a solid vote with
the whole of last winter we ran our j Neil (Iething for sure election,
factory full time, notwithstanding
the fact that our production was
considerably in advance of our sales.
Now our sales have taken u tremendous dnjp, and we have had to
slightly reduce our working hours.
Our object in writing to you is to
point out that even in these times
of depression there is more than
sullicient business in our line to
keep us working full time. We are
the only concern actually manufacturing our line of tools in Canada.
In point of quality we are second to
none. Our prices are competitive.
There seems to us to be no good and
sufficient reason   for  any  of this
It above all else points to one
common purpose, one effort,
harmony of action, and successful achievement in the affairs of
the city. It is composed of elements that will be careful of the
city's finances and at the same
time sufficiently progressive to
see that things are done that are
necessary and ought to be done,
for the benefit of all.
There can be no doubt of where
the duty of the voter lies. This
ticket is sincere, is untrammelled
Telephone Service aa Before.
Mr. Gaskill informs the Herald
that the telephone service has been
restored in all towns as before the
late change. Telephone connection
is therefore open between all three
towns from 8 a.m. to midnight.
business to be sent outside of Can-1 unfettered, appeals to every innda, yet it is a fact that this is be- terest,   is  controlled  by  none,
ing done.   We suggest to you that N        ,    th    hj t        f     m
you couple your advocacy ol keep-:   „ . ., , ,
ing tho factory running with that of l^™* was there such  a  free
the duty of Canadians to buy only democratic open choice of ser-
Canadian-made goods,  always pro
jvidiug they aro competitive in qual
I ity and price with foreign goods.'   th is board of aldermen has been
Hus is a most reasonable request, „   , ,
and it is to be hoped our readers ispantaneous; it has come from
will give it favorable consideration. Ithe direct voice of the people.   It
uycr naturally wants the best \a different from the opposition.
ie can get for his money, but f he Gillett, candidacy  is  tied,
it Canadian goods are as cheap and l •       -    ^^™
of as high quality as foreign goods,
t.. •.. ■.      -  -
vants to handle public matters.
The demand for this mayor and
ie is a very thoughtless Canadian
who under existing conditions does
.     P atla l bound, and fettered,  from the
start with selfish interest, seekers after profit, men without the
not give preference to home prod- j confidence of the public. It seeks
to beguile, and mislead the voter
efforts were theirs, and then
coming out to try and secure the
office of mayor of the very city
he intended to oppose.
Is it not time to forever end
this farce of things, and kill tlic
elements that are opposed to the
best interests of the people of
this district. Once we are rid of
this sinister influence, then will
the people of all sections of the
city and its suburbs begin to
come into their own, Prosperity
and advancement of business and
property holdings will lollow.
But until this is done, we will
ever subject the Provincial and
the Dominion Governments and
the interests of the several parts
of the settled area about Prince
(leorge to seism, confiiction of interest, division and a halt in all
progress. A house divided against
itself must fall.
Hence to all those entitled to
vote at the coming election wo
earnestly entreat you to think of
these things. They are not hid.
These matters we write of are
well known facts. They can be
substantiated, and are on the
lips of every person in the district. Then why vote to continue
these fetters. Vote for Gething
for mayor, and Livingstone,
Brynolson, Armstrong, Lambert,
Parks, and Adams, for aldermen.
ann start the affairs of the lit)
of Prince George safely, sanely,
and free.
May 5th,
Paris.—Progress in Belgium is
continuing, in region of Steeii-
straate. In Champagne in region
of Beausjour Germans made
three successive attacks but
were repulsed with heavy losses,
In Argonne at Bagatelle man)
(iermandead were found on J ne
ground left from fighting oi Maj
1st. A further attack has enabled French to complete gains
in wood of Lepretre,


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