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No Difficulty   Anticipated   in
Bringing to Conclusion the
Business of Incorporat-
ing the City.
L Seville Montgomery, a barrisr
L ol this city, who was called to
(M Clinton Assizes on the Williams
which was thrown out by the
Jury, and who continued his
|lirMy to Vancouver on the business
|. t|,e incorporation committee of
louth Fort    (leorge,  returned   here
lis week.
Mr, Montgomery states that the
Iminess of tlie incorporation of this
„,... a municipality was well advanced, a.*** tlie matter was now very
-ar tlie stage when the application
[add be made through the Vancouver
Itoraeys, to the Lieutenant Govern-
. in Council.
fi sufficient number of signatures
property holders have already
in appended to the petitions sent
m, stated Mr. Reid, of Bowser,
iid & Wallhridge, who have the
itter in hand in Vancouver, to pre-
it a strong application for letters
itent. These petitions have circu-
led all over Canada, and have
in extensively signed by the people
io own property. Only one refusal
been met with by the incorpor-
lon committee who have presented
Ir. Reid stated to Mr. Montgom-
that he anticipated no difficulty
opposition to the application  of
|utb Fort George in this matter.    .
the interests of the local  Con-
istive Association,  of which Mr.
r is   president, he' interred Sir Richard McBride upon the
l« ot the   district. The   premier
ied  himself   as being greatly
ited in the development of this
itry, and listned with interest to
\f grievances   which Mr.  Mont-
wry laid before him, as existing
ween the   people of this section
tbe province and the government.
Richard   McBride    promised to
the matters his personal atten-
!is the expressed intention of-the
ernment to assist the growth and
talon ol development in this lo-
■ty aa largely as possible, and the
prtto of the various departments
!M« il the matter is properly
Muted to their attention.
' *W in this matter, we under-
w tiiat our active member, Mr.
" •*• Fraser, will shortly visit
f* M.H.Foley, of St Paul, Minn.,
Fed Vancouver recently from jOal-
?"• He is a   member ot Foley
*•> a famous railway firm, which
W the past    thirty   years    has
la 'arger railway mileage than
ott"*r   company in   the United
es* 'ts   activities are not con-
• "xwev****. Foley Bros, built big
ons "I the prairie section of the
f • "• 'n the early eighties before
fce ti "8 the   l>rinciPal contracts
f6 ™ Greut Northern. Mr. Foley
T!° a mcm|ier of the w"ell known
0    poley,   welch ft   Stewart,
i l8 now within sight of com-
"^r«ord achievement'in build-
«y foot 0f the Grand Trunk
J™**" Saskatoon and Prince
; ' *°'ey Bros, are also indir-
Bm?3te(lin th° buiWing'of
1 ^ Col,lrabian portion of the
2 *Mthern « well as that
su h„ r,!ietTen p°rt ArthUr
Pn.cn'    B "lant and ^cral
oJeSV" i,lt,!rested in the Pa-
Im C he ,letalla ol the work
h Us *" hisassociate, Mr. P.
"ot aCt!'miUi0nalre' wealth
)crat,a; ted him, and he u M
'»Meft\ wa-<8 a" ne was
•'or ih, me ln Alm°>**.
Mr  Z  Wc,;t nearly 25 years
Ueted   ,ey,'S lookinf* ovor the
,a"Cne,0'  tta **•■•••
There is no law in Canada against the howling of a dog.
When a dog howls you have a choice of two lines of action; you
can chase the dog away, or ignore the howling.
The editor of a notorious townsite organ in one of the outside
sub-divisions here will continue to howl for attention to the impressions he wishes to convey—quite erroneous, faked-up impressions, which, nevertheless, he wishes to circulate, for a
purpose prescribed by the townsite people back of his paper.
The Herald is endeavoring to mirror the life and activity of
the bright and prosperous community in which it is established.
The Herald is owned and controlled by the Northern Interior
Printing Company Ltd.. an organization founded when Fort
George was still a Hudson Bay post and nothing more. The
stock of the Northern Interior Printing Company is owned by
the president of the company except for five shares held by
nominal shareholders.
We do not intend to attempt to justify any action of ours
through criticism leveled at us by hirelings or promoters of
get-rich-quick concerns which seek to dodge or disarm criticism
by buying up newspapers, and by attacking such newspapers
as they cannot buy up through those which they have bought.
Such tactics are beneath contempt. It has been stated of The Hec
aid in the organs which are amongst those "bought," that we
have been, and are playing a hand against the townsite promoters in the hope of ulterior gain. This is amusing when it
is considered that The Herald fought its way through a five-
thousand-dollar libel suit last year to attempt to maintain its
contentions and uphold its principles.
We have no desire to continue a campaign of which everyone
has long ago wearied, but we have been forced to continue to protect independent int3r<sti—a campaign which has doomedFort
Qeorge at large to lasting suspicion in the minds of investors
the world over. We have no need to longer champion the cause
of the city we live in against the vicious jealousy of the less
important sub-divisions, for this city grows apace, and has
passed the doubtful stage for good and all and must ever
be an important factor in the development of the great future
city which will grow up on the Grand Trunk Pacific townsite
of Prince George.
The Herald intends to deal in future only with such active
issues of the townsite situation as are being misrepresented by
the outside townsite interests to the detriment of all the peo-
This sort of thing is going on all the time. This week a petition has been circulated in the Fort George townsites, setting
forth the fact that it is the will of the petitioners that the location of the depot on the Grand Trunk Pacific townsite be as-
selected by the Railway Commission. The petition was circulated and signed by the people of the Fort George townsite,
and by railroad laborers and others whose real influence to the
petition is nil.
This petition is doubtless compiled to counteract the effect of
a similar document which is being circulated for presentation
to the Governor-in-Council, supporting the application for the
appeal of the G.T.P., the Hudson's Bay Company and the
South Fort George interests to that august body, against the
decision of the Railway Commission, an appeal which the Fort
George petition prays may not be heard.
We want the people of Fort George to know that the signing
of the petition circulated amongst them this week, should it
help to attain the object of the promoters who brought it into
being, means suicide to the fond hopes of us all for the great
future of this place. For the future which, realized in its most
vividly advertised ^greatness, can alone bring the remotest value to many of the lot holders who will doubtless be induced to
sign similar petitions.
The reason for this is obvious. If the depot location is forced
out of its logical position in the development scheme of the G.
T. P. townsite here, this place will not be a divisional point
To quote from a statement made by President Chamberlain of
the G.T.P.
" Moving the station to the point designated by the Railway
" Commission will destroy the terminal so far as a divisional
"point i3.concerned, and if the order is sustained will necessi-
" tate our abandoning Prince George as a divisional point and
"moving either east or west irom that location."
What are we going to do about this ? Are the people of the
Fort George townsite going to allow a townsite promoter and
his clique of hirelings, aided and abetted by his personal organ
to sway and influence them in a matter which threatens the
whole future of this place to a large extent?
Think a little.
Mr. A. G. McCandless, President
of Vancouver Board of
Trade, an Interested
A. 0. McCandless, president of the
Vancouver Board of Trade, and a
prominent business man of the terminal city of the C.P.R., was among
the arrivals from the south this
Mr. McCandless ls looking over the
townsite situation here with a view
to obtaining first hand knowledge of
the situation. He Ib much Impressed
with the possibilities of the Grand
Trunk Pacific townsite as a future
city site, and praises the splendid
growth and development of South
Fort George.
The Vancouver Board of Trade, Mr.
McCandless states, ls much interested in the trade of thia nnormous
territory, which is now largely deviated from the British Columbian
commercial centres to Edmonton and
eastern points through they construction of the G.T.P. through the Rocky
Mountains. Speaking of this matt*
to The Herald, Mr. McCandless said
be felt assured that on the comple-
tikn of the P.G.E., the road which
largely owed its early inception and
construction to the untiring efforts of
the Vancouver Board of Trade, the
trade relations which have been enjoyed between Vancouver wholesalers
and the mercantile, houses of the
north would be resumed many fold.,
Asked regarding his opinion of the
movement now approaching, for the
municipal incorporation of South
Fori George, Mr. McCandless stated
tbat in his opinion this movement
should be strongly supported. By
municipal incorporation . alone can
fwe hope tor proper control of our
develovment, and the government of
our affairs. '
In the redistribution bill that is to
be brought down in the Dominion
House of Commons next session, provision is made for thirteen representatives for British Columbia instead
of the present number of seven.
The B. C. members have drawn the
attention of the government to the
proposed Pacific ft Hudson Bay Railway,, and in this connection Mr.
Clenvfnts, M.P. for Comox-Atlln said
ln Vancouver: "I am thoroughly convinced that the construction of this
line will open up a vast stretch of
arable land in the interior, and will
give) the settler access and transportation facilities which are much needed. With the opening of the Panama
Canal, British Columbia will become
very important from an immigration
saandpoint, and the question is, art
we to ship the newcomers who arrive
at our ports to Alberta, or into the
fine lands of our own interior? It ii
up to the provincial aa well as the
Dominion Government to assist railway development ln the interior,
which will, ln time, provide homes
tot several million   agriculturists.
Under the direction of Mr. S. A.
Dice, a party ot fifteen surveyors
have completed the location of the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway down
Howe Sound from Newport to Point
Atkinson. The party haa been engaged for several days on the Horseshoe Bay section, one of the most
difficult on the Newport-North Vaneouver division.
The Dice party arrived in Quesnel
this week and will start work from
near that point on the location ot
the line.
The Pacific Great Eastern Railway
is now located from Lillooet to
North Vancouver, about' 42 miles
long, there are three tunnels nnd
heavy rock work. One of these tunnels will be more than 800 teet long.
The Howe Sound section, as it is
called, will comprise, when completed, one ot the heaviest sections in
western railway work. Construction
ls expected to start there in the near
future, but as yet the railway company has not definitely set tbe date.
Forwarding of Supplies and Material Proceeding Night and
Day—Congestion Somewhat Relieved.
Russell Peden, of the Northern
Lumber ft Mercantile Company Ltd.,
who has been at Tete Jaune for some
months attending to the forwarding
of that Company's scow fleet to this
point, returned here this week from
the end-of-steel.
Affairs at Tete Jaune, Mr. Pc/den
states, are still brisk, and the forwarding point from the steel to the
river is a hive of activity by day
and night. The huge warehouses at
that point are forever filling and
emptying, although the congestion
which marked the opening of the
season is not too noticeable now.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Company are preparing for the market a townsite about seven miles south
of the present end of steel town, to
be known as Tete Jaune. ThiB new
townsite consists of about 480 acres.
A fine depot has already been constructed on the property.
Other advices trom up river state
that the G.T.P. are extending their
train service to Mile 79, twenty six
miles below the present forwarding
point. This will cut oil nearly fifty
mileB of the present steamboat haul
down the river, and will greatly facilitate the rapid delivery of freight
trom the east to tbis place, as the
section of the river between the proposed new rail terminal .-ties this
side of a stretch of the Fraser which
presents many difficulties for navigation.
Action is now taken by the government in the matter ot the protection
of lite on the Fraser river as far as
is practicable, through Government
Agent Heme here, who acted in conjunction with the forest department,
through Mr. Marvin here, whose
rangers did the work.
Large signs have becm painted and
posted on the river above many
dangerous riffles and log-jams warning the small craft of the dangers
below them and directing them into
-the right channels. These signs are
tour teet by eight.
A boxing contest, which is arousing considerable interest here, is
billed at the Fort George theatre tor
the evening of June 30. Professor
Morris, the well known boxer, vouches for the success of the event, and
states tbat the contestants are under
agreement to train for necessary
periods and that the prizes will be
awarded in the proportions of winner
and loser's ends, which will ensure a
good contest.
The names appearing on the bills
as the principals are those of George
Allan, who claims tbe title of 1401b
champion of the Northern Interior,
and "Kid" Kelly, a dark horse from
Fort George.      „
Allan ia well known aa a boxer
here, and has been seen several times
in the roped arena.
1 Aa preliminaries Jack Davis, who
put Up a good scrap against Allan
last winter, will meet Nelson Howard, and Neil McMillan will go four
round* with J. E. Lafoe, all local
men. HB
The fourth baseball game in the
series between South Fort George
and Fort George was played on the
home diamond below tbis town on
Monday last.
The score at this game, whilst re- .
suiting in another easy victory tor
South Fort George, did not rise to
such overwhelming proportions as in
the previous games since the beginning of the season.
The game closed in the ninth innings with a score ot eighteen to
six in favor ot South Fort George.
The visiting team had a. lot of new
material, and changed its pitcher on
three occasions during the game. The
South boys easily found the offerings of the different pitchers, however, and in spite of the improved
team they played easily ahead ot
tbe visitors after the third innings,
before which the score was tied and
the excitement in the grand stand
f The next game is scheduled for
tomorrow, on the Fort George diamond. We understand that the Nechaco boys have again brought other
new material into their team, and a
more exciting game promises to result.
Owing to ihe non-arrival of a
shipment of paper, the present issue
ot The Herald has been delayed in
its appearance*.
The Committees for tbe Dominion
Day celebration, to take .place ln
South Fort George, have been busy
during the past week in perfecting
the details of the fourth annual demonstration, which is to be held here
on July 1st. I
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Published by the Northern Interior Printing Company, Limited
J. B. Daniell, President.
Devoted to the Interests of the Fort George District and the Northern
Interior of British Columbia.
Stetcrienon {3.00 i Yen ii Admit
Advertiting *«■« *™ ApplicitiM
TRIAL by jury, the international standard of impartial justice,
seems to have reached a sorry plight in the court of Oyer and
Termini holden in Clinton. That the British Columbia Department of justice looks askance upon the array of eligibles for jury
service at Clinton, was proven the other day, when Attorney
General Bowser interfered in the matter of selecting a jury from
that place for the trial of a murderer. When the editor of The
Herald appeared at Clinton on a charge of having criminally
libelled a man by printing material regarding him which had previously appeared, wholly or in part, in widely circulated print
elsewhere, the presiding judge granted a change of venue from
the Clinton court to Kamloops, stating at the latter place that it
would have been a travesty on justice to have allowed the trial to
go forward at Clinton. We never could understand this. The
application presented in the case which affected The Herald contained affidavits which, in one instance were sworn to be perjury;
the private prosecutor was well known in the Clinton country,
whilst the editor of The Herald had never lived within two hun-
miles of the place. And now we behold the spectacle of the attorney-general stepping in, and, by a process of elimination, hand
picking the Clinton juries.
Is it not that the Clinton Assize should be relegated to the shelf
of time which have outgrown their usefulness? It would appear
to us that the transfer of the court should be made to a point
nearer the upper country from which most of the cases are
The Vancouver World, whilst bigoted by ingrain political standards at variance with the British Columbian government, deals
with the matter editorially in a recent issue. The Herald does not
indorse the attitude of The World, but we reprint the article as
worthy of consideration in some respects.
It would be well if every British Columbian, regardless of political party
preferences, would accord careful consideration of what deserves to become
widely known as the Clinton affair, vitally affecting, as the affair undoubtedly
does, that bulwark of popular liberties, trial by jury. The affair can hardly
fail to create a profound impression throughout the English speaking world
regarding the administration of law in British Columbia.
The case of a man charged with murder came before the Assizes. The Grand
Jury returned a true bill against the accused, whereupon his counsel, a well-
known Liberal, challenged the array of jurors, grand and petit, on the around
that they were selected by the sheriff, not impartially, but after receipt of a
telegram from the Attorney-General requiring him to go to Victoria, his compliance with that requirement, and his being further required to consult with
an appointee of the Attorney-General in the selection of jurors. Counsel for
the prisoner, in the plea which he set up, described the alleged partiality of
the sheriff as willful, but the probabilities are that he is a Liberal, and that
the charge of willfulness was merely the fine irony of high politics, as fineness,
or finesse, goes in politics provincial. Whether this be so or not, the account
of the case was published in the local Liberal morning paper yesterday, and a
few hours later the Attorney-General appeared in the afternoon Conservative
paper with an explanation that ran into a column on the front page and a full
half column on one of the inside pages.
The explanation which the Attorney-General offered of the interference with
the selection of jurors is a revolution of things affecting the administration of
law in British Columbia that is bound to arrest wide attention. Perhaps the
most striking point made in the lengthy statement thus described as the allegation by the Attorney-General, that Counsel for the defence "publicly told
me that we could never get a conviction against his client, because he (Counsel for the defence) had such a strong stand-in with the people up there."
To this he added Verestchagin painting of a case in the same district in earlier
days, in which, he said, "thirty men are said to have been taken out of on*
hotel in Ashcroft. They made a hell-roaring drunk of the trip, everybody having a good time at the government's expense." Let it be noted, in passing,
that our impression is that at the time of occurrence thus effectively referred
to by the Attorney-General, there were not many more than one hotel in Ashcroft; but that is, of course, a mere detail.
The explanation, alike because of its length, its general character and th*
promptitude with which it has been made, is a notable utterance. In it the
Attorney-General virtually asks it to be accepted as a fact that the administration of law in British Columbia is the product of continuous and relentless
warring between him and political opponents who have not a strong enough
"stand-in" with the electorate to enable them to send even ont representative of their party to the local legislature. Without this, he says, justice cannot be. "Now, we do not always want convictions," he magnanimously concedes, even interpolating the clause-"jpeaking for the Crown—but we do
want justice, and that is what we are going to have." Can it be that justice
is comprehended in the phase, "paying eff old scores?"
Mr. Bowser, at another place in his explanation, is careful to state that "in
the larger centres of this province the Jury Act provides that all jurymen shall
be named by official 'selectors,' and after July 1st this act shall come into force
all over British Columbia." That is to say, that in the larger centres of this
province, trial by jury is already trial by juries "officially" selected, and that
after J Jy first the same "brand" of justice shall be dispensed at places like
Clinton. The act which he thus explained at such length, though' arbitrary,
was merely in anticipation of the somewhat doubtful benefits to which Clinton,
in common with the rest^of the province, will be fully entitled after July 1st.
Several important questions are forced upon the public by this iffair. For
example, in this revision and amendment of trial by jury, this supervision of
selection of jurors, in accord with, or in violation of, the spirit and tradition!
of British law? Moreover, is not the explanation a veritable searchlight, a
powerful illuminant, on some otherwise perplexing decisions in cases in more
populous centres, in which prosecutions undertaken by political opponents of
the Attorney-General have failed, and others, undertaken against political opponents of the Attorney-General have succeeded? Finally, is it anything
less or more than ordinary prudence which leads a man who, having
entered upon a suit likely to come before an "officially selected*' jury, to abandon it without further and certain loss?
• Mr. Bowser's appointee in the symposium for selection of jurymen for the
Clinton assizes was Mr. Saul, stipendiary magistrate. That complicates matters some. Otherwise it is conceivable that the legal adviser of a political
opponent of the Attorney-General might seek to restrain and dissuade his
client from his purpose by addressing to him certain words heard by another
of the same name as the stipendary magistrate who, however, was journeying,
not from Cariboo to Victoria, but from Jerusalem to Damascus.
The explanation contains the statement: "The days of the half-drunken
juryman picked up in a hotel bar in Clinton or Ashcroft are over." We believe
that to be true. Since it is true, why should the Attorney-General go out of
his way te defend the province by dragging an occurrence of those days into
an explanation of his arbitrary interference in the selection of jurors for the
SBsizjs in session this day at Clinton?
The Attorney-General concludes his explanation with a reference to the peo-
call "the justice wagon. **---•. -
people are behind it, by whatever name
he chooses to call it. They sre behind
it by the distance which separates the
Clinton assizes, from the date of last
general election. As a practical politician he might do well to take heed that
they are getting further behind it all the
time, lest when next general election
arrives they should be so far behind it
as to be out of eight and call altogether.
Ft. Georjre Land Dist. Dist. oi Peaco River
TAKE notice that William Bailey, ol
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Broker, intends to apply lor permission to purchase
lhe following  described  lands:
Commencin); at a post planted on the
south bank ol the Finlay River 35 miles
[rom the mnuth, marked "W. Bn., S. W.
corner post;" thence west 60 chains, more
or less, thence nortii 80 chains; thence
east 40 chains, more or less, thence lollowini; the course ot tlie river to the point
of commencement, containing 480 acres,
more or less.
April 17th.   1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Ft. George Land Dist.     'list, of Peace Si ver
TAKE notice that Frank G, McClure, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Timber
Broker, intends to apply for permission
to purcliase the following described lands;
Commencing at a post planted about 4
miles east of the east bank of the Finlay
river and about 37 miles from its mouth,
marked "F. G. McL's. S. W. corner"
thence east 80 chains, thence north 80
chailis, thence west 80 chains, thence
south 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
October 31, 1912. John Macdonnell, agent.
For a License to Take and
Use Water.
Notice is hereby given that Leo
Erwin Evans, of South Fort George, B.
C, will apply for a license to take and
use 30 cubic feet per second of water
out of Tsinkut Creek, which flows in a
northernly direction through Section 22,
Township 1, Range 4, and empties into
Nechaco River near Milne's Landing.
The water will be diverted at Carroll
E. Falls' and will be used for industrial
power purposes (in future) on the land
described as N.W. quarter of Sec. 22,
Range 4, Td. 1, B.C.
This notice was posted on the ground
on the Ilth day of June, 1913. The ap.
plication will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at South Fort George.
Objections may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with the Comptroller oJ Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B.C.
Fresh ^
Meats  "*
Wholesale and retail
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Pour pool tables
Splendid environments
Established 1909.
Wire     Write or     Call
Fort George Trading
Lumber Company
of superior quality and
in all quantities.
Pioneer Sawmill and Steamboat Operators in New
British Columbia.
Phone One-One
C E. McElroy, Manager.
ine women. Lumber*mercantile Umpany ^
Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best FIR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in British ~Uim^
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof.
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer "Quesnel."
' Our Personally Selected Stock of General
Merchandise has arrived from the east via
Tete Jaune Cache. x We beg to state to the Buying Public that our stock is Second to None
in all the Cariboo District and that our old principle of consistency in prices and treatment still
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Second Street
South Fort George
Company, limited
Central Avenue
Fort George
Choice Close-in Acreage Next to
the Grand Trunk Townsite of
British Columbia
11-4 to 5-acre.Tracts at leaa than the price of 25 or 60-foot city lota. ■
First subdivision of acreage in the NEW COMING TOWN OF WILLOW |
RIVER, B.C., of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Purehase close-in property and subdivide it yourself into city lota tel
your own profit. Each piece contains approximately eighteen 25-foot 011
nine 50-foot city lots. Fifteen milei of streets provided. Every lot 0111
Government prescribed itreet.
A SPLENDID OPPORTUNITY not to be missed.   Write for particular! |
at once.   Lots limited in number.   Address owners:
Box 76, Box IM,
Fort George South Fort George ]
We make our own CANDY from the best and most
materials available.     :    Our stock is large and always fresh.
A Complete Une *f Clean, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Ice Cream and Cold Drinks in Season.
We Cater for Private Dinners, Banquets or Dance Suppers.
McGaghran & Thome
Roberts, Jones & Willson a
iDffjuuRoinnihhiTMk   it»«b.   u.stt'nu-wiuw.'W*
FOR SALE: Fin Lads. Garde. Tricti. Taker Units. Hiieril Claims* VA* ^
Meet: HiaittM Atom, SmA Fett Genfc: fatal htm, Fort Cone, ■
Do yon contemplate
Then Inrtttlckt*' our workmnmhlp and
git our MtlnwtM
1 Hamilton md
I        Flnt >tmti
and Built
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itim Railway ymy*
Jane 12.-Since last
K-Xt-v,.,! additional
nts ^ the canyo
the lower can-
hirlpoul  in
has assu
j and com
telow thelowei
umed formidable dimen-
nced  to prove an ad-
[l0nB7menace"to the freight boats
l;tT v^   A  small Peterboro last
f,    "was lined down the upper can-
„ lhe two men who made up the
£L   warned and advised Jo line
it:;;,owe^ae,, but laughing a
",h advice into scorn they boldly
tl into the spray of the first
' d which they shot safely, and
Ly into the whirlpool* where des-
! all their frenzied efforts they
L almost stationary till the stern
|he canoe worked into the centre of
ie vortex when suddenly the stern was
telow the surface, the canoe
ltood straight on end and dived under-
,8th stern first, with its human occurs' The man at the bow, by a
„cky fluke, managed to escape, being
J,.ged down and'struggled ashore
■/his companion did not reappear.
The day before yesterday a loaded
was seen without any crew or
,eeps floating down by camps 180 and
some twelve miles below the can-
Two homesteaders put off in a
j-out and captured the derelict.
[ilf an hour afterwards another scow
jpeared on which in addition to the
ml crew were three excited men who
-jerlyquestioned if anything had been
tt of an unmanned scow. They had
ist their sweeps in the whirlpool and
icoming frightened had jumped off
tto the torrent to be rescued by the
iw of the scow on which they were
len traveling.
Yesterday several bales of hay, ,box-
of goods and sacks  of oats were
floating down the river to be fol-
iwed hy a scow turned bottom up and
raeager news dropped down later
me man lost in the whirlpool."
The salvaging of the scow the other
iy has opened or rather re-opened a
art-burning question   amongst the
msteaders and riverside habitants,
',., the rights of the  finder of  united craft floating down the river.
natter if loaded or empty it is con-
W by one section of the communist any derelict picked up on the
w becomes the entire property of
le tinder.  I think that if some ruling
the law on this question were  pub-
Wit would be  conferring a boon
your readers and would avoid a lot
friction, especially amongst those
|hose outlook is that railroaders and
".tractors have but one use, and that
tote exploited and their goods to be
ta-we'll say "taken"-pro bono
Meort every reasonable and unrea-
* opportunity.
;""6 high water in the river has
raeiuptkcreek8 and caused some
»»y and damage to the grade. Sev-
rawlveruhave lifted and the newly ,
»dump washed out; while the lake-
'• appearance of the right-of-way
"flvenan enforced holiday to sev-
c«mp«. The camp at 186 is flooded
111 «e buildings have had to be veiled,
Mr. Sawyer, of Spokane, has been
'Pointed assistant superintendent of
'""•Carey's outfit of the eastern end
next March.
Barricaded in a disused sod shack,
Alfred Main, a maniacal homesteader',
of Coronation, Alta., refuses to surrender himself to the police for the
murder of R. G. Metcaif, a farmer,
whom he killed with a shotgun. A
large posse of civilians and Mounted
Police have surrounded his fort. He is
plentifully supplied with food and ammunition, and it is reported that a
member of the posse has been wounded
in the shoulder by a bullet from the
weapon of the madman.
On a train pulling out of New Hazelton recently, was Frank Jackson. Mrs.
Jackson and Miss Carter. They had
just returned from their trip to the
Groundhog coal fields and were on their
way to Vancouver. The three of them
went into the coal fields last winter,
going via the Skeena river with a dog
train. Mr. Jackson had a lot of work
to do in the interests of his company
and they were unable to get started on
the return trip as soon as they expected. Coming down the ladies had to
mush, as it was impossible to bring
the dogs down and there were no
horses in yet. It was a trip that would
cause many a roughneck tb shiver, and
the ladies deserve great credit for staying with the trail. They are the first
women to have made the trip on foot.
One or two others have been in with
Pioneers of Northern District
Endeavor to Interest Government  in   Highway  to
Peace River.
F headquarters at Mile 160 relieving
-lue, who takes charge of the
raiern en<! of the  line with head-
fm»   at Fon George.    Several
1Be81n tne personnel of  the camps
■•Wing, particulars of which will
wn next week. '
"press was a welcome
|The B. C.
r ™ Wednesday.   Shi caried"fre'sh
L the ,irst time thia year for the
P^K'imtearush of station
L     he"' """l's and a holiday until
»nagedniVt>r0Ua appetites had been
lThe oflice staff of H. E. Carleton &
■art rn e opcrations commence at
Ineowf a"(1 extend for Bome dis"
Wtl   ,.|iasaedla8t week w> their
Mbe Li   r   Carnp8' l underetand-
kinry,   work and to emP,oy
icon it        therei9  new» °*  a
'»«yg ^nVeavingMile58 tofi11
y Ws that may exist.
"'ion to   U  J"'8 8hare of thehalf
MnceuhT dlStrjbuted among the
Nf   iTbytteWeral«M-
*• Undertl      agriculture faW."
'ptCdbevCrdition80^he grant
lbed by the minister of agri-
Trails over which the Cree Indians
traveled into the unbroken Peace
River country,'long before tbe coming
of the white explorers, will he used
by 300 pioneer settlers of the Hinton
district, 165 miles west of Edmonton,
on a pack-train excursion to Saskatoon Lake, a farming community
200 miles north of there, to impress
the government with the urgency and
necessity of opening tbe new highway and the feasibility ot the new
plan. The present wagon road'from
Edson to the lake is 280 miles in
Leslie T. Zoharb, who has bejen on
the frontier since 1906,* several years
before the Grand Trunk Pacific and
the Canadian Northern Railway com-,
paniei started construction work oi
their transcontinental lines through
the prairie provinces to'the Pacific
Coast, said in Edmonton recently
tbat most of the old-time freighters
and packers, including Tom Mona-
gan, Fred Kvaw, W. C. Round and
J. A. Brewster, are arranging to
participate in tbe trek, which will
be one of the most picturesque gatherings tbat has ever taken place in
the far western country.
"All the pack horses in the Hinton
and lake districts will be used," Zoharb added, "and when the outfit
reaches its destination there will be
meetings to discuss ways and means
of moving the government to take
action in opening and improving thq
trail. The fact that the big pack
train has gone over tbe trail should
be conclusive evidence of the feasibility of the project. Guides and packers who have been ln the country
since territorial days report that the,
trail is the shortest as well as the
driest in Western Alberta."
The Canadian Northern Railway
Company holds a charter for a line
northward from a point nine miles
wdst of Hinton. Survey work is progressing. E. Murray Hill, chief locator, has charge of field operations.
Outfits with heavy packs of supplies
are being rushed into the district.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
also contemplates building a branch
line from Hinton into the coal districts north of that point. No official
announcement has yet been made as
to when the work will begin, but it
is rumored that engineers will be despatched into the field this summer.
The Hoppe syndicate has had a
crew of locating engineers- in the
district since last fall.. A winter
trail baa been eut from Hinton to
Muskeg Lake, 100 miles. Part of the
route, Mr. Zoharb Bays, could be
used as a summer road for paek
trains. <
men a jricao •_•—- .—. 	
last week bound for the end ot
steel at Tete Jaune where they
will see see the construction work
from its supply base. Speaking
of the event of the members of
the club iri Edmonton, the "Journal" of that place says:
Did you see the members of
the Canadian Women's Press
Club at the C. N. R. depot last
evening? If not then the treat
of your life was certainly missed.
These renowned penwomen of
the Dominion are not ordinary
women. There is something more
stable, more inspiring about the
women who pen their thoughts
and help make the literary sphere
of Canada.
They all gathered along the
platform waiting for their train
to pull out, and such a happy,
jolly, "tickled to death" lot of
girls never did congregate on the
old station of the capital city of
the province. All cares of office
work, drudgery of books, work
in hand, and even the business
of the triennial meeting which
brought them here, vanished in
thin air, as they looked forward
to a day in the mountains, where
the exhilarating airjof the Rockies would brace them up for work
Today they are enjoying the
sights of the mighty Fraser river, the life on the grade will
thrill some of them, the towering peaks of the backbone of
Canada will inspire those who
have never seen them, and the
general scene en route, passing
homestead and shack, lakes and
rushing mountain streams, crossing swiftly flowing creeks and
rivulets from the canyons, will
create another chapter in the life
The women writers of Canada
were like a lot of schoolgirls,-only a little more dignified perhaps.
They did not shout and romp
about. Their happy laughter,
their cheery faces, and general
air of pleasure in life made mere
man gaze on in awe. Many men
went down to the station to see
them off. But they were in the
minority. This has been woman's week.
The Grand Trunk Pacific train
drew in to the platform on time,
and the ladies got aboard and
prepared to settle down for a
night run to the mountains. Such
a merry chatter of voices, and
such a delighted crowd of women they were. Their hosts, the
G.T.P., had provided everything
in the way of comfort, and four
big cars, with a diner, were
placed in commission.
Promptly at 9.30, just before
the regular train for the west
went out, the special containing
the press women started on its
trip to the end of steel, and on
their return Thursday morning
a delighted lot of women will be
telling their friends just how
lovely the trip was.
FOR SALE-SMALL BUSINESS, Income over |800 per month.   Inquire
at Herald office.
pursuant to Section 3 of the Municipalities Incorporation Act the owners of
the land within the following described
limits, to-wit: within the limits of Lots
983 and 984, Cariboo District, in the
Province of Britiih Columbia, intend
one month after the date hereof to present to the Lieutenant-Governor-in-
Council a petition asking for the incorporation of the said lands as a City
Municipality under the corporate name
of the city of Seuth Fort George.
Dated this 1st day of March, 1913.
District of Oariboo
TAKB notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
0., occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Landa tor a
licence to proipeet for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the Worth west corner of Lot 2035,
Oariboo District; thence south 10
chains; thence eaat 80 chains; thence
north 80 chaina; thence west 80
ehalns to point of commencement,
containing 640 acrea more or lew.
May 20th. 1918.
The time for receiving tenders
for completion of the Jetty at^
Steveston, at mouth of Frazer
river, New Westminster, B. C,
ia hereby extended to Wednesday, July 2,1913.
By order,
R. C. Desrochers,
Department of Public Works!
Ottawa, June 9,1918.
A     OLUVIV     Ui      \jvnvi
amounting to nearly THIRTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.
Everything must be disposed of within two months. All
we aim to get out of this large stock of merchandise is the
first cost of the goods.
We Appeal to Bargain Hunters for Patronage
Thos. A. Blair
THIRD STREET, '     -      -       SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Build Yourself a Home
The advances made by the building trade in this city are
in conformity with the generally improved facilities of supply. It is now possible to secure every requisite here for the
building of a modern, up-to-date home at reasonable prices.
I can design and build your future home to suit your ideas.
P.O. Box 17. South Fort George, B.C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing upon Crown lands in the
Cariboo and Cassiar Districts by reason
of a notice, bearing date September
12th, 1907, and published in the British
Columbia Gazette on September 12th,
1907, as well as the reserve existing
upon Crown lands within the Land
Recording Districts of Cariboo and
Lillooet and the Kamloops Division of
Yale Land Recording District by reason
of a notice, bearing date April 3 id, 1911,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on April 6th, 1911, is cancelled
in so far as the same affect the acquisition of said lands under the provisions
of the "Coal and Petroleum Act."
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C.. April 14th, 1913.   j28
NOTICE ii hereby given that the reserve exiiting upon Crown lands
situated in Range 4, Coast District,
and more particularly described from
the southwest corner of Township 10,
bearing date of the 25th of May. 1910,
and published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910, is
cancelled ln io far as same affects the
acquisition of said lands under the provisions of the "Coal and Petroleum
Act." R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B.C., May5th, 1913.   ml72m
ALL accounts against stationmen on
our work on Indian Reserve at
Fort George must be rendered to us at
once, duly receipted for by person receiving the goods.
Hereafter we will not be responsible
for any bills for merchandise unless
covered by an order in writing by us.
South Fort George, M|y 12.        ml7,6
Diltrict ot Oariboo
TAKB notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
O., occupation prospector,* intenda to
apply to the Minister of Landa for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a poit planted at
the iouth west corner ot Lot 2034,
Oariboo Dietrict; thence west 80
chains; thence north 80 chains; thence
eait 80 chains; thence south 80
chaina to point ot commencement,
containing; 640 acree more or leu:
May 20th. 1113.
Ft. George Uad Diit. Ditt. ot Peace Kiver
TAKE notice that William S. Wright,
of Herdiiick, Vt„ V. S. A. , occupatioi)
Merchant, intendi to tpplf for permission
to purchase the tollowinr described lands:
Commencinir at a post planted on the
south hank of the Finlay Kiver jj miles
from ths mouth, marked "W. S. W's., S.
E. corner post," thenee west 8o chains,
more or less, thence north 8o chains;
thenct eait 8o chains, more or less,
thence following the course of the river to
the point ol commencemtnt, containing 640
acres more or lets.
April I7tb. 1913.    John MacDonell, agent.
Ft vGtorgt Land Dlst. Dist. of Feace River
TAKB notice that Minnie V. Bailey, ot
Vanconver, B. C, occupation Married Woman, Intendi to apply tor permission to
purchase tht  following  described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank ot the Finlay River, ib miles
trom the mouth, marked "M, V. B's., S.
E. corner poet,') thence weat 40 chains:
thenct 80 chains, mort or less, north to
the baak ol tht river; thence following the
coarse ol tht river to the point of commencement, containing 160 acrei, more or
mr.it, MINNIE V. BAItEY.
April 17th. I9IJ.   John VatPoMU, neat.
Own your own home! You
can build your future home
now at the minimum of expense. •
No building is too large
or too small to receive'
our careful attention.
Blue print" and plans furnished.
Get our estimates.
Bronger & Flynn
Contractors and Builders
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Heals       •       SO Cento
Short Orders a Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort Gecrge.
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
Estimates Submitted.
P. A. Landry J. H. McGregor J.F.Templbton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
British   Colombia   hut*   Surveyor
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA.
B.C.. P.O. Box 162, Phone 684.
McGregor Building. Third Street, SOUTH FORT
Has started the practice of his
profession with headquarters at
Quesnel. He has had considerable experience in veterinary
work and solicits the patronage
of residents-of the Cariboo.
Edison Electric
Ladies' and Children's Matinee
Saturday, 3 p. m.
Latest and Best Photo-Play
Pictures to be Secured.
We have oar own Electric
Light Plant.
Admission. SB cents.
Apply Wesley's cottage,
Rear Close & Brown Co.
Monoline operator, male or
female. Good wages and union
conditions. Apply Herald, South
Fort George, B.C. *'      T
The Possibilities of this District
for Mixed Farming and Dairying-Plenteous Rainfall.
Dr. L. E. Evans, who recently returned here from a prolonged absence
in the cast, is an enthusiast regarding
the agricultural possibilities of this section. He has been a visitor to the Fort
George and Nechaco territories during
the past eight years. Dr. Evans was
one of the first to realize the value of
this section as a mixed farming and
dairying country. Referring to the
qualities which make up the enviable
record of this section in this regard,
the doctor stated to The Herald this
week that he had never seen more productive soil or a climate which better
assures crops. The rainfall is always
sufficient in the spring, he pointed out,
to give the crops a good start, and the
moisture; of the soil was never dissipated by excessive heat, as all weather
conditions were moderate, and calculated to bring splendid crops. The
growth of wild berries through the
country he referred to as an illustration
of the natural richness of the soil.
Speaking of summer frosts, Dr.
Evans states that he has never seen
any vegetation which has actually been
destroyed during the growing seasons,
by this "bogey" of the northwestern
farmer, either early or late in the season. In this matter Dr. Evans referred
to the tender poplar leaf, which, he
states, is never effected in this country
by "summer" frosts, while in the east
it is common to see the poplar leaves
turn black.
As a wonderful demonstration of the
lasting quality and rich productiveness
of the soil in these parts, Dr. Evans
referred to the ground which is under
cultivation on the Hudson's Bay Company property here. This soil, he
states, still produces splendid crops,
without fertilization of any kind, although it has been under cultivation
foi the past hundred years. Its crops,
he states, equal that of new ground.
Dr. Hvans, who is a native of the
state of Iowa, in the United States, referring to the seasons here, Bays that
the spring here actually comes earlier
and the fall of the year holds open
longer than those periods in his native
state. He illustrated this by stating
that on the 19th of December last he
saw a second growth of grass in the
woods up the Nechaco river. On his
return here this spring, the doctor
states, he saw stock which had ranged
all winter in the Nechaco valley, which
was in better condition than that which
had been kept up and fed.
Speaking of the opening up of this
country for agriculture, the doctor
stated that a lot of people were under
the impression that this was a heavily
timbered country, hard to clear. In
the large section of the country which
was settling today, and at present principally confined to the Nechaco, Little
Salmon and Mud River valleys, Dr.
Evans points out that the nature of
the country is that of bush and meadow lands, easily brought under cultivation. A lot of the country is covered
only with second growth timber, which
is comparatively light. There being
no hardwood timber in the country, the
task of clearing even the more heavily
timbered land is not very great, at the
predominating growths of spruce,
poplar and black pine are rooted to the
surface of the ground and can be easily removed without the aid of powder
or very much grabbing. When piled
this timber can be completely consumed
with one fire; something impossible
where the hardwood timber, common in
the eaet, is found.
The productiveness of the soil in this
country, according te Dr. Evans, is
practically double that of the prairie
and central states. Seventy-five bush*
els of oats to the acre, stated the doc
tor, seems to be a minimum crop here.
Wild grass may be seen throughout the
country, which reaches higher than the
horses' backs.
The prices of products will always re-
main higher here than elsewhere according to Dr. Evans, who finds the
reason for this in the fact that the
agricultural area is limited and the surrounding country will never produce
enough for the home consumption.
That farming operation! have been
retarded by the. lack of farm machinery
is Dr. Evans' opinion, and he states
that this has rendered it almost impossible to demonstrate, except in a very
meager way, the agricultural possibilities bf this section. As the railway
will be within easy reaching distance
of here late this fall, however, Dr.
Evans expects to see next spring open
with a large supply of the necessary
machinery on hand and this will assure
Referring to the townsites of Prince
George, South Fort George and Fort
George, which hold practically one position, South Fort George and the Hud-
sons Bay property appeal to Dr. Evans
as the old original Fort George and
form a city or town due to natural
growth, being located on the the Fraser River where the trend of waterways and traffic will naturally gravitate to. The old Indian Reser. e, north
of the Hudson Bay property, along the
Fraser river, or eastern end, Dr. Evans
looks upon, together with the proper-
erties to'the south already referred to,
as the natural centre for the growth
and development of the future city,
this area being most suitable for development by railroad and river traffic.
TAKK notice tbat Ernes'. •_■ •**-•
Ingstone, of South Fort Qeorge, B.
0    occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Landso: a
licence to prospect for coal and Pe
troleum, over tbe following described
planted at
lands: .
Commencing at a post ^    ^ ^
thence west
The trial of the two Indians, Paul
Spintlam and Moses Paul, who are
now under arrest on a charge of
murdering Constable Kindness last
year, will be heard at New Westminister when the assizes open, according to A. H. MacKay, who will act
as prosecutor for tbe crown.
The two prisoners aroused a considerable amount of excitement in the
interior country following the murder
of the intrepid provincial police officer, who had been assigned to effect
their arrest following their escape
from jail, where tney had been incarcerated on another double murder
charge. They were held for the Clinton assizes, but a change of venue
was successfully applied for, and
they were eventually arraigned at:the
Vernon aBsizep, but the jury disagreed on the verdict.
Another change of venue was then
asked for, as it is considered that
in view of the present state of public opinion in the neighborhood of
the crime, it would be difficult to
obtain an impartial jury.
the South    Western
2031,  Cariboo   District;
80   chains; thence   north 80 chains,
thence east 80 chains; thence south 80
chains to   point of   commencement,
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George B
C. occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, oyer the following described
"commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot mv.
Cariboo District, thence south SO
chains; thence weBt 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913. 	
TAKE notice that F. C. Porter
intends, within sixty days, to apply
to the Commissioner of Landa for a
licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the S. W. corner ot Lot 1468,
Cariboo District, and marked "F.
C. Porter's 8. E. corner," thence 80
chains weat; thence 80 chains north;
thence 80 chains east; thence 80
chains south to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or
April. 25, 1913.   O. P. Dench, agent.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Arthur O'Neil,
intends within, sixty days to apply
to the Commissioner of Lands iota
licence to prospect for Coal and Petroleum commencing at a post planted at the 8. W. corner of Lot 1468,
and marked "A. O'Neil's N. B.
comer," thence" 80 chains south;
thence 80 chains west; thence 80
chains north; thence 80 chaina east
to point of commencement, contain-
in b 640 acres more or less.
April 25, 1913.   C. P. Dench, agent.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C. occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister ot Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the fpllowlng described
lands: .   ,    *. A .*.
Commencing at a post planted at
the north east corner of Lot 2034,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to proBpect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the south east corner of Lot 2031,
Cariboo District; thence north 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point ot commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKB notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C, occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the south west corner of Lot 2030,
Cariboo District; thence north 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
south 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to point of commencement,
containing 640 acres more or less.
April 25, 1913.
District of Carfuoo
TAKB notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
C., occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2039,
Cariboo District; thence south 80
chains; thence west 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence east 80 chains
to point of commencement, containing 640 acres more or less.
May 20th, 1913.
District of Cariboo
TAKE notice that Ernest H. Livingstone, of South Fort George, B.
O., occupation prospector, intends to
apply to the Minister of Lands for a
licence to prospect for coal and Petroleum, over the following described
Commencing at a post planted at
the north west corner of Lot 2038,
Cariboo District, thence south 80
chains; thence east 80 chains; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 80
chains to noint ot commencement,
containing 640 aces more or less.
May 20th. 1913.
J, A» Manahan _k Co.
Signs and
Central Avenue     -     FortGeorge
® riietc
I South Fort George $
Idoinion day I
tends, within Bixty Tw' "•* *»•
to the Commissioner of LanS »»«T
Lirence to    prospect \L*nr\lor
Dotrnlonm       ■„ * "V  Coai aid
Lirence ....
petroleum    *-u„irae!u.ul -*■„*■
placed at the S w « &t a Post
1468, Carihoo Diatlt ^ « «5
"O. P. Dench's N. «? „' *"*„■•**
80 chains east; thence an .iT* the»c»
thence 80 eieilT \Ztt^
chains north to point of I m 8»
ment. containing   640 «£»**>
April 25. 19i3P- MNCH'
I $2,000.001
1 In Prizes'
Come Everybody and see the Wonderful City of Central B. C.
Distrlct of Cariboo
TAKE notice that William J o«,
ningham within sixty days intend.?'
apply to the Commission r of'&&
torra-4k^tc-~Prospect for1©!
and Petroleum commencine at » «2
planted at the S. w. corner olu
1468 Oariboo District, Sad marW
"W. J. Cunningham's 8. H S
thence east 80 chains; thence Zit
80 chains; thence west 80 ohZ
thence south 80 chains to point oi
commencement, containing 640 acr«.
more or less. ™
April 25, 1913.   0. P. Dench agent
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gauged by the results obtained.
The Herald circulates among
genuine investors and those
seeking reliable information. .
We reserve the right to
refuse any advertisement
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Weather Precludes Possibility
of Damage by High W^ter
The H*-10'1*
to have
along the Fraser river
reached their height,
d tbe waters are now receding all
" the valley. The waterfront at
U, loot of Hamilton    Avenue was
der water around the warehouses on
s built-out docks last~weeR
other buildings sufldred any
■but no
^g, or inconvenience.
On tbe   G.T.P. townsite north of
where the works of the
to be    built,    some
■the tracks,
lompany   are
L the low-lying ground was partly
inundated owing
to the overflowing
bl some of the, sloughs. All these
are to be cut off at the
j,aterfront and a drainage system
which will enable them to
. tilled completely in.
[Referring to tlie high water on the
lpper river it is said that the flood
En the Praser there, caused by the
bte and sudden advent of the warm
Leather, 1ms subsided. The enow is
melting fast in the hills, how-
iter, and later in the season it is
possible that oven higher water may
I It 19 interesting to   note in con-
leetlon with   the recent spring-tide
lesson that it is only to the continued cool weather in the interior and
lortbern parts of the province that
lood-tic.es have not been experienced,
i the snowfall   throughout British
, during the past winter was
kinsally heavy, and any rapid thaw
|ould have   brought    down    more
liters than the narrow channels ot
the rivers could carry with safety.
lit is just nineteen years ago since
|oe of the biggest   flood tides ever
(corded in the province took place
i just such a cause, the year 1894
king conspicuous for the abnormally
leavy   snowfall,       which '    befean
|iltinp rapidly    about  the   end of
iy, and, by June 5, had added to
|t waters of the Fraser to such an
tot that on that date a tide ot
J'nt 9 inches *-as recorded at Mis-
|ot Bridge,   just a   short distance
love New Westminister.
lOther memorable flood tides which
\n taken place at this, season of
p year in   the Fraser valley from
Hilar causes were in 1882, on June
ph 23 feet, io inches being reported
Bridge; on June 18, 1903
! leet 6 inches; on July 9, 1896, 21
' 1 toth, and  on  June 15,  1908,
I tat, An average flood tide for the
f ttlrt" years    has been worked
F to lein the neighborhood of 19
P <* this point, and although this
i 'to the last, has been cqnspic-
F> until a few   weeks ago by an
P!»« of flooding, it has been due
'"•synchronizing ot the two
fCeS8ary elements at    the time of
^ spring tides, viz., high temper-
1f6! '"""wing deep snowfall during
pe *inter months.
uaic   U1G   ...
""u6" uam was run
between the head of Lake Superior
and Tete Jaune Cache. On the 6ame
day the new.steamer of the Northern
Navigation Company, the Naronic,
was launched at Port Arthur. The"
Naronic is the largest steamer that
has yet sailed the great lakes. It
was built by the Western Drydock
and Shipbuilding Company, and will
make regular connections with thoj
Grand Trunk Pacific trains.
Ft. George Lund Dist. Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that Frederick Brown of
Now Westminister, B. C, occupation Merchant, intends to apply (or permission to
purchase the   followine   described lands:
eommencinjr at ap post planted on the
soutii bank of the Finlay Diver 34 miles
Irom the mouth, marked "F. B's., S.E.
corner post," thence west 80 cbains, niore
or less, thence north 80 chains; thence
cast 80 cliains, more or less, thencc following the course oi the river to the point
of commencement, containing 640 acrcs
more or less.
April 17th.  1913,    John MacDoneU, agent.
Vancouver, B. C„ occupation Married Woman, intends to apply for permission to
purchase the fallowing described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
south bank of the Finlay river, 41 miles
from the mouth, marked "M. Vs., S. E.
comer poet," thence west 80 chans;
thence nortli 80 chains, more or less, to
the bank of the river; thence following
the course of the river to the point of
commencement, containing 640 acres, more
or less.
April 17th.  1913.  .John MacDoneU, agent.
Ft. George Land Dist.    Dist. ot Peace River
TAKE notice that Francis Aloysius Mc-
Keown, of Vancouver, B. C, occupation
Hotelkeeper, intends to a—'- for permission to purchase the following described
Commencing at a post planted on the
north bank of the Finlay river, about 41
miles from the mouth of the said river,
and marked "F. A. McK's., S..W. corner
post," thence east 80 chains; thence north
80 chains; thence west 80 chains, more or
less to the river; thence following the
course of said river to point of commencement,     containing 640   acres,  more or
April 17th, 1913.   John MacDonell, agent.
Furnishings (or the Home
We have received a complete stock of up-to-date FURNITURE, MIRRORS, CROCKERY AND GLASSWARE,
UPHOLSTERY and every requisite for the furnishing of
the home,
Our Goods Are Ordered From
Eastern Points by the Carload
We also specialize in Bank and Office Fixtures, Show-
Case Making, Wall Glass Cares and all kinds of high-class
made-to-order Furniture. ,
The quality of our work is well-known and appreciated.
Burns Building.   Phone 8.
South Fort George, B.C.
The Wright Investment Co., Ii.
Vancouver. ASSETS, $500,000    South Fort George.
We are the Owners of the Famous
Salmon River VaUey Lands
This land is for sale in tracts ffom 40 to 640 acres, with
special inducements to settlers.   Prices on application.
We also carry on a general Real Estate and Insurance
business, including Fire, Life and Accident Insurance,
Fidelity Bonds, Employer's Liability, Plate Glass, Automobile, Etc.
See U$ for Reliable Investments.     We Handle Only First-cUii franrtJei.
City livery, Feed &
Sale Stables'
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and.Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Riga.
P>» south fork of thtf Fraser
I and the Nechaco river are pro-
|M^nluable highways for the dis-
'    ™n   of   outfits'   and   supplies
Nellie n r°Ute of the Qrand Trunk
|cha„Ee «   y'   8ays a Vancouver
h «'m \ Mpect t0 handle at
I c-2 °, t0M °f    «"lk*t before
I «      °i the year, said Captain
Johnson, ,who ta ta charge of
ICoh   t0theC°MtWer'
raaer .1, country along the
i»C ovrih:Grand °»*».in
■"The P    n   .Johnson said:
l»«r in tl0Untry    alonB   the ^Mer   ■
lhthsT "PortMuui'B paradise.
tdcTome °'thousands of moose
■( see th.0' and bear are numerous.
food zZjhe river' M'- Colling,
|«2       '    Dominion   Kovern-
lntlj SsTT1 and 'party-re-
Tte Jaun   P   t   round    triP '«>*
KJ, ;ache to Port Q<°w-
1 calf We, a cow mo°s-" and
|e Hver  » aeen dimming across
ba»*on .**, Ca" Snowed Bi*n* of
I* "» crew   , S8 englneer PWBUa-
¥ aniraa,       _    launch to rescu°
far« and L °h waB taken °n
■other, r put asl»ore near Its
ri'lT*1"8   to»otethata
rlflt towlr.on the 0rand Trunk
1      wwns to   British Columbia
pEmake a specialty of Fine Commercial Job
Printing, i Our plant is the most modern in
Central British Columbia, and our prices compare
most favorably with Coast figures. Your orders will
receive our best attention and will be delivered
promptly.   No job too big, none too small.
The Fort George Herald
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.
Give us a trial
John A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street
Quesnel, B. C.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company are
now disposing of the remaining portion o_ their
lots in the new town of Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow rivers.
By those who are in close touch of the true conditions, this new town is considered to be one of
future importance in Central British Columbia.
In investing in Willow River property be sure
that your property comes to you direct from the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company—make no ,„
mistake in this. There is only one official and
original Grand Trunk Pacific Railway town of
Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser,
Salmon and Willow rivers. It is located on Lot
786. Station site was approved by Board of Railway Commissioners under date of March 26th,
1912, Order No. 16179. We have* no interest in
outside subdivisions. For authentic Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway maps of Willow River and detailed
information call on
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorised Agents Grand Trunk Pacific Hallway
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE best available subdivision in the Fort George District is
offered for sale by the owners.   The property is located opposite
South Fort George townsite on deep water.    The very best of land.
The survey is complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
HAMILTON AVE.     -      -     -     -      SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Corntr Fourth aad Hamilton South Fort George, B. C.
Bright and comfortable rooms and
suites at the Empress.      :      :
Rates on Application.
'#£$!&£ Ujr.      V1\'c!,(S£n.llfr.
'NsUn/acVA. H. Green', Mgr. '
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
CM bsSMsn, IM*s 11.1 l__i _wnm
Suws-rsof Lands, Mines, Townsites. Timbsr
Limits. Etc.
Advertise in The Herald
Doing Itt
Doingwhat? Getting their clothes
FrenchDry Cleaned at the Wardrobe
Goods Called For and Delivered
on Short Notice.
A. O. Southern, - Prop.
Fourth St.    -    South Fort George.
PhMM.4*. .flifti
i iMk
******l,i"^__   -_   ___." 1 tr..   . ■   —   --   .<*-toV.ja-v:ir-*>-t-'1--L..PB  «>,
KB—am lamwwi i-*riTmflT.l7TK*ai J^»
Mrs. Earle Wtight, arrived here
thiB week from Vancouver to join her
Work on the Fort George Theatre
is rapidly advancing, and it ie understood that the house will open to
the public on the first of July.
L. C. Gunn, one of thc engineers of
the Pacific Great Eaetom Railway,
who is on his way to this place is at
White's Landing, half way between
this place and Quesnel.
The splendid store being built by
Hood's Ltd., on Hamilton Avenue,
is now practically complete. It is
the largest store in the Northern Interior of British Columbia.
Art. Sheridan, accompanied by his
brother who recently arrived in the
district, reacned town this week from
Tete Jaune Cache. "Sherry" is now
running scows down the river for
Magoffin & Bergh.
The county court of Cariboo will
sit here on Tuesday next before His
Honor Judge Calder. There are nine
civil suits on the calendar, and one
criminal appeal, in the matter of
Rex vs. Nels Nelson, Mr. Neville
Montgomery acting for the defense.
A man was drowned last Tuesday,
when a raft was upset in the Chil-
chula rapids, about fifty miles below
here on the Fraser river. The raft
was occupied by three men who had
been working on the grade here, two
of whom got aBhore and were picked
up by the Steamer B. C. Express.
Many more representatives of the
Alberta wholesalers and other busing houses from the other side of
the Yellowhead Pass were amongst
the visitors here this week. Among
these were W. R. Bottom, secretary
treasurer of Rcvillion Wholesale Ltd.
an Edmonton wholesale firm tfiat
carries a stock of hardware, dry
goods and groceries.
Writing from Toronto, Rev. C. M.
Wright informs The Herald that arrangements have been completed at
the conference whereby Rev. A. C.
Justice and wife will arrive here
ahnut July 15th. to take charge of
the Presbyterian Church in South
Fort George.
The Nechaco River was successfully
navigated this week by the big construction boat "Distributor" owned
by Messrs. Foley, Welch and Stewart
the railway contractors. Thfe Steamer Robert B. Hammond, owned by
the Natural Resources Security Company Ltd., also ascended the Fraser's
tributary, both boats reaching a
point about 70 miles from the mouth
of the river.
The first of July Celebration here
promise to completely eclipse anything of a similar nature which has
hitherto been held here, The committees in charge are organizing the
day thoroughly and a good time
is expected to be had.
I. A. White, proprietor of the City
Livery and Feed Stables of Second
Street, left here yesterday for Vancouver on business matters. Mr.
White has not been on the railway
for two years. He will return in his
six cylinder Winton car, which is
now in Ashcroft, to run a service in
connection with his livery business.
White should reach here during the
next two weeks.
Amongst the arrivals from th«
coast this week we note the name of
Dr. Keely, the well known Vancouver
dentist, who is visiting South Fori
George professionally, with a view to
returning and -locating here permanently at some future date. Dr. Keely
is a practicioner of the highest standing, and the people of theBe, communities may consider themselves fortunate in retaining a share of Dr.
Keely's summer itinerary. Dr. Keely
will be located here, in the Johnson
Building, for a few weeks, when he
will return to Vancouver for the
winter months.
The roads between South Fort
George and Fort George are in
bad shape, and need repairing in
the worst way. This work should
be done immediately. The motor cars now running between
these two towns are entitled to
decent roads, and their passengers are entitled to comfortable
transit, which cannot be had
under the present state of the
and Tobaccos
We have just received a full
line of the above.    This is av
new and complete stock.
;<uuuk;   mjook :   Look'
ft Collars, Shirts,Ties, Pyjamas, Night Shim, Negli^ ./il
I TOOK, Montreal.   Some Class tofi* * * \
S\       fl-ll 4     A   ~. ~n ^^^^T"^^*************************"
A Peculiar Coincidence:
Queen Victoria was born on the 24th of May.
Kennedy-Blair's large fleet of scows arrived on
the same day of the year-just 94 years later,
Last week we advertised the expocted arrival of a quarter
of a million pounds of merchandise. This was a typographical error; it should have read
A Million and a
Quarter Pounds
This vast amount of tonnage has now arrived.    A like
amount will follow in a few weeks.
Special attention given to mail orders.
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
Corner Second and Hamilton    :    South Fort George, B. C.
- . -•» up
iTooke! Tookei
I Close & Brown Company, Ltd
iJf^^i^ff^^A     :     South Fort Geor*
FOR SALE—New cottage, well
finished, central location, See
H. J. Haslett & Co., corner
Third and Laselle.
WANTED—Inside business property in South Fort George. H.
J. Haslett & Co., corner,Third
and Laselle.
Carefully selected land at reasonable
prices and on long terms. We own
every acre we offer for sale, and can
give guaranteed title. a
R. R. WALKER, Resident Agent of the |North
Coast Land Co., Ltd.   .   South Fort George, B.C.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg-* Vancouver,B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry. •
PAID-UP CAPITAL, ....        61,500,660.   -
Fort George District
A Few Choice Exclusive listings
480 ACRES—Crown granted, four miles southwest of town.
Al land.   $60 per acre; good terms.
FIVE ACRES having 350 feet of waterfrontage on the
Fraser River; less than a mile from South Fort George.
$200 per acre; $200 cash, balance 6, 12, 18 and 24 mos.
21-2-ACRE TRACTS one-quarter mile from railway line
and two miles from the Indian Reserve (G. T. P. town-
site). Choice garden land. $350 to $450 per tract; $50
cash and the balance monthly, 6 per cent interest.
The Northern Deyelopment
Company. Limited
403-404 Carter-Cotton Building     :     VANCOUVER, B.C.
Owners and Exclusive Dealers
Fort George Nechaco Valley Fraser Lake
and Peace River Lands,
Patronize Home Industry
Fort George Electrical Construction and Supply Co.
T.P.MOSSO, H. E. WWr, Consulting and Installing Engineers.
Estimates Given.
;i  Collars 1-4 Sizes, 20c each, 3 for
g  Shirts
Silk Hose at
^■SO an/!; i
Up-to-date Gents' TnftU
Our new stock of Furnishings for Gentlemen is now im-i.
for your inspection. Particular people are being served tZ
tvl _°T_thei1- ?!^lfest 8atisfaction.    See our stock of nS
reasonable prices.
_....., „__. NECK
The latest styles at the most I
See our SUITS-Hand Tailored or Custom Made.
of any kind will be quick sellers in South Fort George this season. Quid* I
returns mean good profits. If ^you want your goods to be among the tint!
shipments have them billed via
The fastest and best equipped boats on the Upper Fraser. These comfort- L
able and up to-date steamers make direct connections at Soda Creek with I
the company's passenger autos and mail stages from Ashcroft, Through I
service at lowest cost.
British Columbia Express Co.]
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Assets Exceed Fifty MilKon Douiri     I 1913 J
* Bank of British North Amerio!
Tour money is safer in the Bank than in your house or in your
pocket. It ia 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.
Capital Paid Up:
Capital Authorized:
Reserve and Undivided Profiti:
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
The Traders Bank 6f Canada
Head Oflice
Fort George Branch,
D. MURRAY, Manager
jl     Montreal
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces, Etc.
Sole Agents Nagel-Chase Celebrated Gasoline Lighting Systems.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
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