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 VOL. 5, NO. 3,3.
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Election For City Officers of
Prince George Drawing Near.
The Incorporation of Prince George having been effected, the
dales set for nominations, and election, the Returning Officer having been appinted, it would seem as if it were time to give some
attention to this all important subject.
As the people of Prince George start out on their civic way so
will the future history be marked or marred in its welfare and
Several excellent men have been put forward for the office of
mayor, Messrs. Neil Gething, Frank Ellis, J. X. Armstrong and
Mr. Porter (of the Porter Hay & Grain Co.) most prominently
mentioned, All are well known and have had much experience in
matters pertaining to Government.
Candidates for Aldermen, and School Trustees are not
as yet so active, but as only one of the numerous candidates for
mayor can occupy that position, and, all being men of quality, it
might be well to accept the suggestion that has been made, that
the candidates .not successful for the office of mayor, should allow
their names to be sent up for the offices of aldermen.
The Herald has no choice in the matter, except in its interest
in the welfare of the new city. South Fort George voluntarily retired from the incorporation area, but its business men have not retired from their investment and property interests in Prince George.
They have a keen interest in its welfare, but by reason of the qualifications of residence in the bill, they will not have an opportunity
to qalify as office holders, yet they should by right be represented
in some way, in the municipal council, and as all of the candidates
for mayor are interested in South Fort George, tie property own-
ners and business men from South who have at all times stood
with Prince George, look to the choice of such men to fill the positions who will govern in the interests of all.
By their unselfish act in voluntarily withdrawing, South made
incorporation possible, and helped Prince George to a start alone in
the municipal arena unencumbered, but the people in Prince George
should remember this and see that their friends and well-wishers
in the South end, who are so vitally interested in the future of
Prince George, are made at one with them in these civic matters.
The Herald believes that wise counsel will prevail, that notwithstanding the division of opinion on many matters pertaining to
incorporation, etc., that what is is best and that the very best interests of the new city will be taken care of by the men to whom
her welfare is entrusted. The position of alderman is fully as important as that of mayor, and not to be despised.
The people of South Fort George will have a right to vote on
tho question of name—Prince George or Fort George.
Price Five Cents
Pushing P. G. E. Rails       Has No Doubt Dardanelles
Toward Prince George.!      Can Be Forced.
Mr, A. H. Sperry general man-:
ager of the Pacific Great Eastern I
Railway  announces   that   the j
bridge across the Fraser River at)
Lillooet is now so far advanced j
that the track laying gangs were
busy putting down the steel rails
on that structure. With the completion of the bridge and the const nation of the track to  that
point the track will be pushed
still further ahead towards Prince
George and a junction with the
Grand Trunk Pacific.
Meantime a regular mixed pas-
senger and freight service is being operated on the section be-
tween Squamish and Lillooet.
During the spring, summer, and
fall, the company proposes to
conduct a regular week-end ex-1
cursion to Lillooet over its line.
Passengers will leave Vancou-
ver on Fridays and return on
Saturdays and Tuesdays. The
connection with Squamish will be
made by boat out of Vancouver,
lhe Master fishing excursion, although marred by rain, was successful, a fairly large number
making the trip to the northern
town for the lirst time.
Rome. Admiral Bettolo, who
several times has been Italian
minister of marine, is quoted in
an interview as declaring he always has believed, and still believes, the Dardanelles can be
forced, although the difficulties
today naturally are greater than
they were a few years ago, because of the improvements made
in the defences aiid the direction
of German officers.
Government May
Deport Many of
Official notice is published in
the B, C. Gazette, that on May
Hth, a Court of Rivision will be
'"''J at Quesnel, B. C, for the
intrpoae of revision of names on
"," voters list for the Cariboo
Electoral District.
Wl'Ul    lllll   tin   th,,.;t.   fellows Rl'l OUl
ll1''. who go through il looking its if
"" J   .oro . n-ry they ever < .ileri.1 it?
Oltawa, Ontario. — Realizing
that the question of the unemployed is becoming an acute problem in the larger cities of Canada, the federal government is
taking steps which may lead to
the deportation of many of the
foreigners who are at the present
time out of work in these cities.
This developed in the House of
Commons last week when replying toaquestion by Mr. LaChance
Premier Borden stated that the
government is considering the
advisability of deporting foreigners who are out of work in large
cities, including Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, and
Dp not forget that lc stamp
"" "'Hers and post cards, or
.!lt 2c stamp on cheques.
Wk.wise on Money Orders,
ostal Notes, etc. The war
!'x IN on   our share of the
'""'don of war.
Pioneer Trader—Conservative Candidate for
Member of Provincial Parliament, from
the new Electoral District of
Fort George.
Unfortunate Shooting on
Railroad at My
The Ferry across the Fraser
River connecting Prince George,
Hudson's Bay, and South Fort
George, with the agricultural
country to the east, was successfully relaunched this week and
opened for business for the season on Tuesday. For the first
time in 26 days, teams were able
to pass over the river, that being
the elapsed time between safe
passage on the ice and the ferry.
It hardly seems in keeping with
the times that the ranchers and
residents passing to and fro between these important parts of
of the district should not have
constant communication the year
round by the bridge, and that
they should be deprived of this
facility by differences between
the Grand Trunk Pacific and the
We shall hope that before another winter and spring comes
around, the bridge will be opened
for traffic and the ferry abolished.
Borden Accepts
Senate Changes.
Ottawa.—Sir Robert Borden in
the commons on behalf of the
government, accepted the amendments made by the senate to the
resolution praying that an address
be sent to the King providing for
an increase in the representation
in the upper house in Western
Canada and that the representation of a province in the commons
shall never be less than the number of senators to which it is entitled. The amendment provides
that this does not come into effect
until after the dissolution of parliament.
Speaking to the Ward Three
Conservative Association at the
j Orange Hall, Vancouver, Hon.
IW. J. Bowser took a little fling
'at the "Smash the Machine" cry
! of the Liberal party and had a
few caustic comments to make
; on that subject.
Mr. Bowser was in a genial
mood and bore a verbal olive
branch as regards the Labor and
Socialist parties.
j    "Last week I had an experi.
ence in the Labor Temple, but 1
: do not attribute the row to the
; Socialists or Labor men, because
| people came to the meeting to
ihear  my  explanation    of   the
'Workmen's  Compensation   bill
and to offer criticism,  which is
exactly what the government de-
| sires in regard to that measure
and explains why we have laid it
j on the table.   I was very sorry
the bill was not debated at that
| meeting because it would have
led to beneficial discussion.
"The men who caused the row
were the men who gave three
cheers for Brewster. That gave
i the game away. It, is certain
that the Labor men would not
cheer for Brewster, and it is e-
qually certain that the Socialists
would not cheer for Brewster.
Therefore the rowdies were Liberals or that branch of the Liberal party which is ashamed of the
term Liberal and calls itself
(Continued on Page 4)
The gasoline launch "Rounder"
formerly the "Viper" has made
two successful round trips to
Quesnel this season, and is on
her third trip. The distance can
now be made in one day by the
"Rounder." Mr.Bloom, the owner, stated to the Herald that the
single trip can be made in twelve
hours, enabling passengers lo
leave Quesnel and catch west
bound trains same day from here,
i Wednesday and Saturday nights,
Minister Say* War is nol yet Really Started j &\i0 ((l(1 oasl bound  (rains, Sun-
j day and Thursday mornings.
Major Cen. Hon, Sam Hughes,
minister of militia,  in a recent
interview stated that there are
now tinder arms 101,400 men in
the Canadian  forces and added
that recruiting would continue.
The minister denied that there
was any curtailment in recruiting
and stated it as his opinion that
the war is only commencing.
101,400 Canadians Now
Under Arms
Candidate Dies.
Vancouver.—W. C. Gladwin,
Conservative candidate for North
Vancouver, died Monday of this
week. He had been ill for four
months, and was the former fire
warden for the district,
Says Disarmament
Is Only Solution
Rome.- Senator Morandi, former tutor of King Victor Em-
manual, who presented in the
senate a resolution favoring disarmament, has written a long
article supporting his views,
which he says should be discussed more widely if Italy is likely
to turn from neutrality to war,
since a lasting peace would be
impossible without a partial and
simultaneous disarmament of the
great nations. He contends that
[only those countries which in-;
I tend to prepare for another war I
j immediately after the close of
the present conflict can disagree;
with this view.
Senator Morandi recalls that
when the four powers allied a-
gainst Napoleon considered tho J
French emperor defeated, they
agreed in London in June, 1814,
to reduce their forces by half,
but owing to Napoleon's return
from Elba there was no real disarmament until after Waterloo,
The conclnsion reached by Senator Morandi is that without disarmament the world must expect
I "not revolution but anarchy "
For some time past trouble
has been brewing for the railway
crews on freight trains out of
Prince George by reason of for-
t igners, stranded here, forcing
themselves on freights and endeavoring to beat their way toI
McBride and Edmonton.
The matter has become so ser-1
ious that the train crews had re-
ceived orders from their superior
officers that it must be slopped.
This order was, however, easier
given than obeyed, but the orderi
Hudson's Bay Closes.
The people of this district were
taken by surprise the past week
by the receipt of instructions by
Manager Laing, to close the Hudson's Bay Co.'s Post here, and
transfer the large stock on hand
to other posts. It had been the
previous intention to ship out
only the surplus unbroken lots
held at this post to Fort St. James
and other interior fur trading
points, keeping at this store the
broken lots of which there was a
large stock for outfitting surveying and pre-emption parties, or
prospectors, the Hudson's Bay
store on the bank of the Fraser,
being very convenient to loading
canoes and other water craft
which took ninety-per cent, of
such expeditions up and down j
river, either by the Fraser or
Nechaco, or even by pack horse.
The old post will be another
important link betweon the past,
the present, and the future of
the Interior of British Columbia
that has had to give way to the
march of Father Time. For 110
years has it been the objective of
the outside world, and when a
year ago the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway was laid into the Fort
George district, and the new
town of Prince George came into
being on the land formerly held
by the Indians on the adjoining
reserve, its end was seen not to
be far off—that is as an outlying
trading point for the Indians,
trappers, or outfitters. But without doubt as the town grows in
importance the Hudson's Bay Co.
will as in other places throughout
the Dominion of Canada, erect a
large Department Store at some
point within the incorporated
area of Prince George, and thus
keep alive its interest in the welfare and business life of the community.
Messrs. Laing and Richards
with a force of men are now engaged in packing and marking
for distribution to other posts,
the stock on hand wich will take
several weeks.
There are many of the pioneers
still residing in the district, who
will remember with peculiar interest the old Hudson's Bay Post
and could its ancient walls have
retained in phonographic record
the tales and incidents of the
past 110 years a lively and real
red blood history of events would
be the result thereof.
We shall look forward to the
re-entry of the Hudson's Bay Co.
in the business life of the community, with a feeling that the
future great city to be on the
banks of the Fraser and Nechaco
Rivers will not be complete without this link with the past.
Railway Route Chosen
Washington.—The Seward
Fairbanks route has been selected
for the government railway in
Alaska, Sec. Lane announces.
The property of the Alaska
Northern Railway Company from
Seward over the first stage of the
journey has been purchased for
was imperative.
Train crews know too well the
trouble such conditions involve
for them, if not bodily injury.
Such was the case on last Friday's freight train, east bound.
The worst of the matter is that
it is usually the Austrians and
natives of countries at war with
the Empire who are causing most
of the trouble, probably secretly
imbued with the idea of revenge
if given the least provocation,
(Concluded on Page 4.)
G. T. P. Inaugurate Tourist
Service Prince Rupert - St. Paul
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway have inaugurated a through
Tourist Car service between St.
Paul, Minnesota, and Prince Rupert, the Grand Trunk coast terminus.
The car will be electrically
lighted and modern in every respect. It will leave St. Paul every Wednesday over the Great
Northern Railway, via Winnipeg,
reaching Prince George every
Saturday evening and Prince
Rupert Sundays.
Returning, the car will leave
Prince Rupert Wednesday morning, pass through Prince George
Thursday morning and arrive at
St. Paul via Winnipeg Sundays.
Prince George has been allotted
a large portion of the accomodation on this car with Prince Rupert and Edmonton.
Patrons will find this service
and route up to the usual excel'
lence maintained by the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway in'all their
passenger accomodations.
Kitchener Calls on Canada
for Second Force
Lord Kitchener has called on
Canada for a second expeditionary force. The news was given
parliament Saturday night by
Premier Robert Borden who said
that the call had been expected
for some time. Now that the
summons has come the second
expeditionary force would go forward at an unrevealed date in
the near future.
Mayor Newton Re-Elected.
Prince Rupert.-Mayor S. M.
Newton was re-elected by a
majority of 86 over Alderman T.
McClymont. McClymont resigned to oppose the mayor, who had
appealed to the people when
threatened with a possible technical disquslification, unasked by
his opponents. Mayor Newton's
supporters are jubilant over the
victory. Newton did no canvassing, based his candidature on
past record as mayor twice and
made only one last minute reply
to "Hacks of opponents.
New Hazelton.—It is reported
that an option on the Copper River coal property has been taken
by the North Pacific Development
Company, of Vancouver, a strong
corporation, which will send engineers to examine the mines as
soon as the trail is open. If the
report is satisfactory, development will he undertaken at an
early date.
To bring within reach of
all, and owing to the present
financial strain, the Herald
can now be obtained on the
streets or at the bookstalls,
at five cents per copy. , eieee/\ i    rt
in South
1    ITH    I _I_TI.\(.
Fokt George.
Publishers and Proprietors,
Soi'tm Fort George. B.
PR] HAY,   A PR] L   1Gt.ii,    1915
Vancouver Politics.
Political excitement at Vancouver seems to be at fever heat.
Fighting  Joe   Martin   is  again
The Herald for some time has
_^^__ , been endeavouring to interest the
trying to put Mayor Taylor out I pe0ple, and government at Otta-
of office. Mayor Taylor who re- |wa anci Victoria, in the subject
cently lost control of the Van-,0f cultivation of gardens and
couver World, has started a new farm lands in this vicinjty, vVe
paper called "Taylor's Bulletin" Lote w,tn satisfaction that our
which is the forerunner of a new efforts are bearing fruit. Prepar-
people's paper to be called the atjons as neVer before are being
Vancouver Globe.   In his Bulle-1 made in the dist|.ict to he|p a]ong
tin  the Mayor pays his compliments    to  Fighting   Joe   as a
wrecker,  spoliator,  egotist and
the Judas  of Canadian politics.
On the other hand, Fighting Joe
in his paper the Vancouver Journal is  sure to pay   his compliments to the Mayor.   Possibly it
will   assist  the good people of
Vancouver for a time to forget
their business- and other troubles, in the heat and excitement
of many candidates,  Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Independent, expressing themselves nightly from various platforms, out of
which by election time will evolve
calm, judicial thought and action
at the polls.
At the present the crowds that
gather to hear the speakers seem
to be having the time of their
lives in heckling and otherwise
preventing the speakers from
being heard at these meetings.
This characteristic manner of expression of the Vancouver voters
does not seem to be confined to
any one group of candidates,
Labor, Liberal, Socialist and Conservative all being treated alike,
While Mayor Taylor is trying
to negotiate Joe Martin and the
mayorality, he has also announced himself as Independent Candidate for Member in the Provincial Legislature.
the Empire by the raising of food
The (lovernment through the
Minister of Lands has been approached by the Herald and by
the Sunshine Society for assistance and we have encouraging
answers to our communications.
Meantime, all over South Fort
George, Prince George, and Fort
George, the good work goes on.
As a further help to this end,
we reproduce in this issue an announcement by the Canadian Department of Agriculture, Ottawa,
which we invite our readers to
note and act upon at once.
In no other possible way can
the people who stay at home, so
help the cause in which the Em-
There has been issued by the
Department of Agriculture
„„,ueuici],iii-it'irou^ ^e branch of the Ex-
pTrefeen^ag^ a brief ?am
1914, by the Commission of Conservation for Canada, the following notice appears.
If every person strictly observed these simple rules, the great
annual loss by forest fires would
be reduced to a minimum.
1. Be sure your match is out
before you throw it away.
2. Knock out your pipe ashes
or throw your cigar or cigarette
stump where there is nothing to
catch fire.
3. Don't build a camp fire any
larger than is absolutely necessary. Never leave it, even for a
short time, without putting it out
with water or earth.
4. Don't build a camp fire a-
gainst a tree or log. Build a
small one where you can scrape
away the needles, leaves or grass
from all sides of it.
5. Don't build bonfires. The
wind may rise at any time and
start a fire which you cannot
6. If you discover a fire, put it
out if possible ; If you can't, inform the nearest Forest Ranger
or Forest Guard as quickly as you
possibly can.
Diatrict Forester.
money paid for lhe submarines
is unaccounted for. This is pretty poor politics. In the the first
place it is not true, It has been
most distinctly stated that the
cheque for this amount was cashed by Mr. J. B. Patterson, manager of the Seattle Drydock Co.,
which accounts for it exactly as
the payments to the Electric Boat
Company of New York are accounted for. Mr. Patterson in a
letter read by Sir Richard McBride in the House expressly
stated that this amount covered
his charges in connection with
the assembly of vessels, which
were sent from the East "knocked down" and for his profit, and
that no part of the money was
paid to anybody in commissions.
No part, of this is denied, but the
Sun in common with certain Liberal papers has the contemptible
meanness to insinuate tbat Mr.
Patterson did in point of fact pay
a commission to somebody.
If anything meaner than this
can be suggested we do not want
to hear it,
reduce the cost of living and
produce as much of their own
food as the land they can secure
will permit.
phlet containing seasonable hints
for the information of stock
raisers, grain growers, bee-keepers, poultry raisers and gardeners. While it contains only twelve
pages, it is replete with suggestions and recommendations made
in the hope that some of them at
least will be helpful to each and
"Who gives you the men ? We
women. We bear and rear and
agonize. Well, if we are fit for
that we are fit to have a voice in
the fate of the men we bear, If
we can bring forth the men for
the nation we can sit with you in
your councils and shape the destiny of the nation and say whether it is for war or for peace we
give the sons we bear."—Nazi-
mova in "War Brides,"
Few persons live to-day, but aro preparing to do so tomorrow.
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st Sunday
at 7 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
Rowdyism Not Argument
The Victoria Colonist recently
published  a   comment  on   the
treatment accorded the Attorney-
General and other  speakers at
Vancouver which is here reproduced, and in which  the Herald
fully concurs.   All  fair minded
men will without regard to party
or politics endorse this verdict of
censure to that kind of rowdyism.
"Mr. Bowser had a somewhat
lively time at a Vancouver meeting the other night.   A political
friend of his,  who was present,
said   that  our despatch   report
barely did justice to it,  and that
organized rowdyism,   while not
triumphant,     certainly     made
things about as bad as they well
could be without preventing the
Attorney-General   from  saving
anything at all.   As it was, Mr.
Bowser was able to say some of
the things he wished to say, but
not all.  The effect of the rowdyism upon the audience was quite
different from what  its organizers contemplated, and   expressions of opinion were many that
such unfairness   was  bound  to
react upon those responsible for
"Rowdyism is not, and never
was, an argument, and while it
is almost too much to hope that
opponents of the Government
can he persuaded to abandon it
wholly during the forthcoming
campaign, we think if not unreasonable to expect that the!
respectable and responsible men
among them will endeavor to
hold their supporters in check.
We are glad to be able to think
that the outrageous conduct that
marked the Vancouver meeting
was not inspired by the leaders
of any of the recognized political
Mr. C. E. Jenney, general pas
senger agent of the Grand Trunk [ every reader who secures a copy
Pacific Railway is of the opinion | Practically all  the  suggestions
that there wil be a considerable!made and recomendations given
influx of settlers to British C.W tend towards the increasing of
umb.a when  the war has termi- 'production or the lowering of the
natecl.   He says : "So far as the cost of the articles produced.
northern portion of the province,'    Copies of   this pamphlet are
is concerned those sections which j being sent to those whose names
are traversed by the Grand Trunk are on the mailing list of the c, |t may be fairly said that Department of Agriculture, but
the back-to- he-land   movement! the pamphlet is also available to
has begun.   We all believe that'others who make application to,
when  the war is over the rush the Publications Branch of thej-RnfUV/TQ Tf\ DT^XTrp
mto the northern   part of the Department of Agriculture 0t-iKUUMk  M KENT
province will rapidly develop and ! tawa,
proportions than
Presbyterian  Church
Rev. A. C. Justice, pastor,
Services : 11 a. m. and 7.30
p. in. Gospel service.
11 a, m.-The Minister.
7.30 p. m.- The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m,
assume larger ^^^^^^^^
we can claim for it at the present
time. But the start on the settlement of the fertile valleys,
notably the Nechaco, has already
Are Betting on
Duration of War.
London Brokers Offer 20 to  1
Again*! Its Lasting Until
If there were more unbroken laws
and less unwritten ones this old world
would be a happier place in which to
It is the real optimist who can face
the clark side of things and still smile.
at THE
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot and Cold Water Baths
Montrea1.—The Gazette's London correspondent cabled the fol-
owing to his paper this week :
"The military authorities have
instructed the London hospitals
to extend the accommodations
for the wounded. It is expected
that half a million beds will be
added by next month.
"On the stock exchange.bets J
are being offered   of  20  to  1
against war lasting until December 1st."
Paris.—A despatch from Geneva to the Matin quotes Djavid
Bey, the Turkish minister of finance, as saying:
"I am of thf opinion thai Ihe
war cannot last much longer, for
the Germans will be unwilling to
make a second winter campaign,
I expect, therefore, a definite
solution toward the end of October,"
Phone 57.
Life la never too short to be courteous.
There ure u good many tramps, but
more would joi'i the leisure class if it
paid better.
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 lhe Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
AND ON EASY  TERMS.        :: :: ..
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
L. R. WALKER, General Agent.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South FortGeorge, B.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
Beat of wines,
Liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson,
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 Slop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19-Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phnnos No- ' south fort georce.
.. GO TO.,
For Your Groceries.
10 per cent, less than any other
house in town.
r i-T Illla II
of SW
to thi
als r
that i
onto, The farmers of Can-
re engaged upon the work
■ding the greatest acreage
i has ever been given over
, production of grain in the
v of the Dominion. Offici-
,-• the Canadian Northern
tly finished a survey of fall
ng along the lines of the
any in Manitoba, Saskat-
an and Alberta. Five hun-
and thirty-nine agents coned to the report in order
,t would be thoroughly rep-
tative of the territory serv-
which represents an increase of
70 per cent. Kipling reports 75,-
000, an increase of 90 per cent.
As these are the conspicuous returns only, it is apparent that
Canada is doing her allotted part
Of the task which is at present
confronting the Empire,
vhi   ui    l/UIlUllUlViC.
>.UI'lj|i_l ■   «. WIT* *h/_-M -I/-LJL
Altogether, along the Canadi-
a. Northern lines in the prairie
provinces the increase may be
averaged at forty per cent. The
figures give a total acreage plow-
ed last fall of 0,181,.370 acres.
This is an increase of 1,700,108
acres over the preceding year.
Figured at 21.38 bushels to the
acre the flat average of the
yield in the western provinces
in 191. for wheat, oats and bar-
the grain yield from fall-
plowed lands along the Canadian
Northern in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta would be
132,157,828.88 bushals. On the
yield basis of last year the in-
creased acreage would produce
37,759,389,04 bushels. But 1914
was an oil' year for grain pro-
duction in the West, and that
;; e rage will probably be exceed-
■ 1915,
Even in the older-settled parts
nf the West, there are gratifying
ases, At Morris, in Manitoba, the acreage is given at 30,-
000 and the increase 35 percent.
A Gladstone there are 20,000
-. which represent a 25 per
cei ii crease. At Spirling in the
in subdivision,  the agent
Prosperity never spoils a man that
adversity cannot crush.
Little dabs of powder,
Little daubs of paint,
Make the chorus lady
Look like what she ain't.
"My spring hat will be of battleship
"How about the armament, my dear?''
"1 think three hatpins is a plenty."
NOTICE is hereby given that the
reserve covering certain lands in
the vicinity of Canoe River between
Tete Jaune Cache and the Columbia
River, by reason of a notice published
in the British Columbia Gazette on the
27th of August, 1908, is cancelled in so
far as it relates to bets 7419 and 7420
Cariboo District, and that the reserve
covering lands in the same vicinity by
reason of a notice published in the
British Columbia Gazette on the 17th
of July, 1913, is also cancelled in so far
as it relates to lots 7450, 7440, 7148,
7417, 7448, 7445, 7111. 7443, 7442, 7441,
7439, 7440, 7438, 7437, 7436, 743. 7434,
7133, 7432, 74:11. 7429, 7430, 7428. 7427,
7420, 742... 7124, 7423, 7421, Cariboo
District. The said lands will be open
ed to entry bv pre-emption on Tuesday,
the 18th day of May, 1915, at the hour
of nine o'clock in the forenoon. No
Pre-emption Record will be issued covering more than one surveyed Lot, and
all applications must be made at the
office of the Government Agent, at
South Fort George.
R. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C.
March Ilth, 1915.
Talk about the palmy
when the Klondike miner would
light his pipe with a ten dollar
bill, Mr. Ewing Buchan, liquidator of Bank of Vancouver, can
outvie them all.
Mr. J. W,  Dixie, counsel for
Mr. Buchan, obtained leave of
Mr.  Justice Murphy to destroy
the circulation of the bank after
reading an affidavit showing that
it was imperatively necessary in
: order to prevent any of the bills
I falling into the hands of third
j parties and being negotiated, in
which event the loss would fall
] on the shareholders and creditors
of the bank.
In the half million dollar bonfire which Mr. Buchan is arrang-
! ing, there will be 01,181 five dollar bills, 12,200 ten dollar bills,
; 2707 twenty dollar bills, 85 fifty
dollar bills, and 8 one hundred
dollar bills. Altogether the list
represents, together with some
mutilated bills, a total currency
of $487,092.50.
The Imperial Government has
dayS! ordered   $30,000,000   worth   of
In a country store a young boy was
under discussion by the cracker-barrel
committee. Jones had just remarked,
"That boy's a regular fool. He don't
know nothing; he don't know enough to
come in when it rains." Then he discovered the boy's father, who had overheard the remark, and, wishing to appease him, he said : ''Well, Sam, 'tain't
all your fault. You learned him all you
shrapnel shells in Canada, and.
steel mills all over the country
are being adapted to the new industry.   The contract for 1,800.-
POO shells means that 100 mills |
will shortly be engaged in turning out from 250,000 to 300,000;
per month. The lead bullets come
from the mines of British Columbia, and the steel, brass fittings,
and explosives, are also of Canadian make. Even railway shops:
arc being used in the manufacture of this war material.   So
long as the fighting  lasts  the!
demand will be virtually unlimi-,
ted.   To date it is estimated that
War Office contracts for nearly
$80,000,000 have been placed in
this country,  that  the  articles
ordered exceed 200 in number,
and that 3,000 factories benefit
by the new business.
This business will continue and
grow till the war ends.   Russia
is said to have bought $3,000,000
worth of Ross rifles, while the
French Government's contracts
for saddlery, harness, and other
materials run into large figures.
Already some 30,000 horses have
been purchased in Canada for
war purposes, and the demand
continues so strong as to threaten
a serious diminution of the supply
needed for domestic purposes.
Russia is understood to be making large purchases through the
Hudson's Bay Company. It will
not be at all surprising if the war
outlays of the British and allied
governments in Canada should
mount to several huudred million
The French Government has
just placed another large order
for harness in Canada.
lhe flag.
We wish you health, and wish you wealth,
And many a merry day,
And a happy heart tee plav the part.
On f " '
Phone I
Prince George
. the great highway.
«$* LIM.T.O tvK
r        c. McElroy, Manager        ^
South Fort George
Domestic Coal
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially
sifted for domestic use.
Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash ancl Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
ack Yards and Vacant Lots
The Empire's Call To Feed
The fanners are responding in their thousands to the call of the
i ;'it.- f„r greater production. They have realizt'd that every bushel
raised means a bushel more for export to Britain ; that this is one
■ray of displaying patriotism. With favorable weather, Canada's
crops this year will be the greatest in ber history far greater than
' ' J of us thought possible a year age).
Now, tee round out the scheme requires equally patriotic action in
the towns and cities. The people of every community, large and small
should make vacant lots and back yards productive by raising their
own vegetables and garden stuff. Every pound raised, remember is
another pound furnished toward Britain's needs.
Send for the Government Bulletin
This Department will forward free a special bulletin entitled
"The Vegetable Garden." The simple instructions arc easy to follow
and make success practically certain, even to those without experi-
■ ne'e. The best methods of cultivation for the following vegetables
are fully described ;-Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery,
Melons, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins, Carrots, Par-
nips, Beets, Turnips, Salsify, (or Oyster Plant) Raddish, Peas, Beans
Corn, Egg Plant, Peppers, Spinach, Lettuce, Parsley, Sweet Herbs,
Asparagus, Rhubarb.
Vou will enjoy amateur gardening, and profit in health and pocket
as well. Children are immensely benefited, get a liberal education in
the most practical manner, have outdoor amusement away from the
Btreet, become tho possessors of rich red blood, strong lungs, alert
iieiiids. Identify yourself with the national movement. Be a grower.
Send for the bulletin and get your neighbors to do the same ; everybody will benefit by the friendly rivalry thus started. No stamp is
required on your envelope, for your coupon is truly "On His Majesty's
What Local Civic Bodies Can Do
Cily and town councils, boards of trade, charitable bodies, women's
dubs, horticultural societies, civil improvement leagues, and other
organizations working for thc common good can accomplish a great
deal locally by identifying themselves with the movement and energetically furthering it by everv means at their disposal.
It will mean a thorough and permanent clean-up without cost to
the community, a partial solution of the unemployed problem, and the
institution of a genuine uplift work. Vegetables and flowers will
make better citizens.
This Department has formulated a plan telling how tho various
civic organizations may be brought together to further this worthy
aim, and giving suggestions how to launch and carry on the work to a
successful issue. Write at once for the form of organization and get
your community properly started in performing its share of "Greater
Longfellow could take a worthless piece of white paper and
write a poem on it and make it
worth $65,000 — that's genius.
There are some men who could
I write a few words on a piece of
I paper and make it worth $7,000,-
1000—that's capital. The United
States can take an ounce and a
quarter of gold and make it
worth $20 — that's money. A
mechanic can take material worth
$5 and make it into watch springs
worth $1,000—that's skill. There
is a man in Chicago who can take
a fifty cent piece of canvas, paint j It is no credit to keep your word
a picture on it, and make it worth; when no person will  take it.   Some
' political candidates would save a lot of
A lady's advertisement reads : "Lost,
Tuesday evening, one black silk stocking. Finder please address same P. O.
Box 9007."
—Somebody must have been pulling
her leg.
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. Prei.
c e. Mclaughlin, Sccmi.
$1,000—that's art. A Greek can
take an article worth 75 cents
and sell it for a dollar—that's
business. A woman could purchase a hat for 75 cents, but prefers one worth $27—that's foolishness, A ditch digger can
handle several tons of earth for
$1.50 a day-that's labor. The
author of this can write a cheque
for 89,000,000, but it wouldn't be
worth a dime — that's rough.!
There are people who will tell
you that other papers are as good \ Val|ey in
as this-that's nerve
talking by remembering this.
Danforth & Mclnnis,
is hereby  given  that  the
covering  certain  lands on
! A trial took place recently before a
negro jury. The twelve gentlemen of
i color were told by the judge to retire
| and "find a verdict."
i They, departed for the jury room.
' Then began the opening and shutting! published  in the
• i zette on the 29th of August, 1907, is
cancelled in so far as it relaten to the
the South Fork of the Fraser River i
the vicinity  of the town of
McBride, by  reason of a notice pub- j
lished in the British Columbia Gazette
on the 10th of January, 1907,  is can-!
celled in  so far as it relates to Lots j
5682, 5683, the N. half and S. W. quar- i
ter of 5684, 5685, the S. half and N. W.
quarter of 5686, 5687,  6007,  S. half of
6008, S. half and N. W. quarter of 6012
and the W. half of 6013,  Cariboo Dis-
trict, and the reserve covering lands in
the dame vicinity by reason of a notice ,
,,..,.j  ... .l..  gritjsh Columbia Ga-
of drawers, the slamming of doors and
other sounds of unusual commotion.
Everyone wondered what the trouble
At last the jury came back into the
court, »nd the foreman arose and said:
"We hab looked everywhar, in the
drawers and behind the do', an' can't
find no verdic
N. half of Lot 3281, N. half of 32.32,
E. half of 3283, 3307, 3322, 3323, the E.
half of 5491, 5957, the N. E. quarter of
5961, N. half and S. E. quarter of 5962,
N. W. quarter of 5963, W. half of 5968,
5969, 6970, 5971, the N. half and S.E.
quarter of 5973, N. half of 5974, the E,
half of 5975, 5983, the S. half and N.E.
liiartor of 6023,   E. half of 6025,  7004,
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 Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  6-30 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bound- Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundavs 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,
WinniiH'g. Mun,
"Her hat obscured his view at the
theatre, and in kindly voice he leaned
forward and asked if it would be possible for her to remove it.
7071, 7072. 7073, the N
quarter of 7651,  7652,
It warn t in de room.    §_ hft,f o{ 7U51
  I half and  S. E.
7654, 7667, 7668, 7670, 7676, the W. half
of 7677, N. W. quarter of 7678, 8021,
8022, the N. W. quarter of 8032, 8039,
N. E. quarter of 8043, 8044, N. half
and S. W. quarter of 8045,   8048, 8049,
7 ',"_ !,"_";_'__ was her only I N. half of 8051,  8052,   N. half of 8058
A stiffening of the head was! ner oniy i g ^ ^ N  w  ^^ q(. md
a few moments he re-
Then she turned
Department of
Ottawa, Canada.
No Postage Required.
Publications Brinch, _m_tt Depl. of Africuilure. Ottawa, Caadi.
Please send me Bulletin, entitled "The Vegetable Garden."
Town or City,
answer.   After
puated his request,
on him.
"There is no demand for my doing
sn," she said.
"No demand?" he echoed.
1 hon he rolled his overcoat and placed
it on hi'* seat, sat on it, and getting his
hat from under the seat, placed it on
his head.
In a moment thero was a cry of
"Take it off!"  "Take that hat off!"
And with a swift movement the lady
unfastened her hatpin and removed her
hat.   Then the man removed his.
Hard  cash that comes easy  melts
The path to success is paved with
good intentions   "   ' "'"'""'
-that were acted upon.
A little sin is very apt to grow up,
marry and propagate.
half and N. E. quarter of 8060, 8061,
tho N. W. quarter of 8067, 8068, W.
half of 8069, 8071, 8073, 8077, S. half
of 8078, 8079, S. W. quarter of 8080,
N. W. quarter of 8083, S. half and N.
W. quarter of 8084, N. E. quarter 8085,
80,87, E. half 8088, 8090, N, W. quarter
and S. E, quarter of 8091, W. half of
8092, S. half 8093, 8094, 8095, 8096,
8097, 8099, 8100. N. half and S, VV.
quarter of 8106, 8107, 8108, the E. half
of 8947 and the E. half of 894S, Cariboo
District, is cancelled. The said Lots
will be open to entry by Pre-emption
on Tuesday, the 18th'day of May, 1916,
at nine o'clock in the forenoon. No
Pre-emption Record will be issued to
include more than one surveyed lot except in the case of small fractional
parcels, nnd all applications must be
made at the ollice of the Government
Agent, at South Fort George.
R. A. RenwOK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
March Ilth, 1915.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Drummond 8i McKay.
Launches Ovcrnauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57.
i	 "I know thai the Labor men and the
Socialists stand for free speech, a
privilege which is extended throughout
the British Empire from Hyde Park to
< iirrall Street. The Liberals must
think there is something good about
that compensation bill, therefore thoy
dein't want any discussion of the measure.
"This compensation bill is one of the
best ever introduced l-y any responsible
Parliament. If the Liberals don't wish
it explained, there are other people
who do. I have been asked by the
Trades and Labor Council of Victoria
I ei speak on this bill and I wil! do so
next week. We invite every criticism
of the bill from all sources."
Mr. Bowser referred to the Agricultural Aid Bill, which will do much, he
said, in settling people upon the land.
Tne fact that all avenues of borrowing
are now closed owing to the war had,
of necessity, delayed the inception of
the work, but as soon as the rate of
interest dropped so that money could
be advenced to legitimate farmers at a
reasonable rale, the measure would
take practical form.
Referring to the election campaign,
Mr. Bowser said:
'I think we can promise the Liberals
a stirring time. Although I am getting old, at least in years, I have an
idea I have one iighi left, Despite the
criticism nf the Liberals, the Laborites,
the Socialists and even the Independent
Conservatives, no man has been able
to bring home to any single member of
the government any suggestion of
".hey can ns ai! moon Dominion
Trust matters; they can call me Napoleon, the Czar, or the Kaiser, but there
is no individual who will stand up and
point to a single' thing which indicates
that I hnve been guilly of malfeasance
in ollice."
"1 often smile when I read that manifesto of Brewster which carries the
cry of 'Smash the Machine.' I suppose he meant to add 'Put ours in its
place.' When they cry smash the machine do they think the people of British Columbia have forgotten the Chinese investigation by Mr. Justice
Murphey? Do they think our memory
has completely failed us? Do they
think we have forgotten the notorious
adihinislration of the Yukon by the
■ "I wish I could have been at that
Liberal convention and seen the sour
faces when they stood up in their hy-
pocracy- for it was nothing else- and
declared themselves against patronage.
No wonder I smile broadly when I hear
the Liberals talking about clean poll-
Seed Advance To Settlers.
ONE car load of Abundance Seed Oats
is being imported into the Northern
Interior by the Department of
Agriculture for sale to settlers who are
unable to pay cash for their seed. Notes
due December 1st, 1915, without interest
are required for all seed obtained. Application and note forms are available
at the Government Agent's Office,
South FortGeorge. Applications should
be lilled and foi warded at once with
notes to eeover purchaae price and the
freight from Telkwa to local station.
The price at Telkwa is three cents per
pound. This will make the price at
I'rince George $3.49 per hundred.
" The maximum order allowed any one
settler i.s 1000 pounds. Orders should
be multiples of 85 pounds. No grain
will be sold for other than seeding purposes and purchaser must have his
acreage ready for oats vouched for by
two of his neighbors.
Provincial Agriculturist.
Government Agent's Office,
South Fort George. 2t-4-23
OUK Telegraph  Ollice at Prince
(leorge is now open for bu.iiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will go
through  this  office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
On several previous  occasions crews
: had succeeded after much difficulty and
! war of words in  lidding the trains out
of Prince George of these dead heads,
but not   without  threats  from various
trouble makers that  they  would come
back, openly threatening  trouble with
knives and guns.   Friday's  train was
therefore the occasion for a demonstia-
, tion.   As soeen as the train hail started
!nut   (ef the yards,   it   was  jumped  by
: these   men.   they   having  eluded   the
police,  knowing  that  Ihe  train could
not stop short of several  miles  from
! town because  of the necessity  of get-
ling the best pos. iide headway to make
the grade east of the bridge.
j    At Shelly the train  came to a stop,
and when the crew  tried to  persuade
' the men to get off by peaceable means
1 land of course it is hard to make a foreigner understand,  and if he does understand  he is quite  wise  enough  to
pretend  not te.)   trouble was at  once
imminent   to thecrew.    Every possible
' effort   was  made  to  tvert it, by  all
! kinds of  argument and presentation of
'• orders,- it was no use; the Austrians,
j according to all  reliable data at hand,
had come prepared, as they had threat-
: ened, to make trouble.   Three of them
rushed the crew, and one big Austrian,
heaving a large stone,   inflicted a scalp
wound to Conductor Geo. Hughes who
was acting  as brakeman  on  this run.
The crew felt that it  was a fight for
(the  preservation   of   their  lives,   and
; Hughes,  having been  previously   ad-
| vised  of  threats of the  men to come
; armed with  guns,   fired  at the advancing men, intending merely to frighten
j them off, by  pointing  low; but in the
' excitement his weapon was  a bit high-
■erthan he thought,   and the  lirst and
j only shot hit the  most dangerous Austrian in the leg, stopping what looked
very much like the necessity of defending their lives.
A peculiar circumstance  pointing to
the  evident  dangerous   character  of
these men and not  learned until later,
; is   that the partner  of the  wounded
Austrian is now serving time in jail for
attempted holdup a short time before.
The  wounded  man  was  brought to
town pnd attended by Dr. Lazier.   The
, train proceeded without further trouble
1 to McBride.
Conductor Hughes was arrested and
brought back to town. At first, not
knowing how seriously the Austrian
was hurt, bail was thought by the local
authorities impossible, Later, however, bail was arranged and Hughes
released. The Austrian meantime was
sent to the hospital at Hazelton, Attorney Ogilvie haB been engaged by
tho Order of Railroad Conductors, and
Attorney P. E. Wilson by the Grand
Trunk Pacilic Railway Co. to look after
the interests of Hughes. John Quinn
and H Parkes were accepted as bailsmen for the amount of $5000.
The people have  felt for some time
that the Government should intern the
many Austrians in the district who are
without work, as  enemies of the country, and keep them fed and at work
i during  the  continuance of war.   The
; very fact that  they arc practically enemies   of the  Empire,   added    to the
, industrial condition makes  for danger
.to the community.
Much sympathy is felt for the railroad men in the trying position they
are placed in, especially for Hughes at
this time, in attempting to carry out
the orders of the Company, with danger of losing their positions if they
fail, and having to face the trouble
always at hand when forcing men to
get off their trains.
The Government recently was forced
to feed a large number of aliens in
; this district, being advised of open
threats against store keepers etc., unless their destitution be relieved. Magistrate Heme and Chief Constable McGuffie, acting quickly, without doubt
saved much trouble. At Ihe coast the
, authorities have hail no end of trouble,
and without doubt more will come to
this section unless stringent measures
are taken. Naturally the food question and the attempt to beat their way
. out of the country will make the storekeepers and lie freight trains their
chief points of demonstration
tive Candidate for Provincial member, returned this week from a trip
tei Vanderhoof and Fort St. James,
where lie lias large business interests.
.   .   *
Morley Donaldson, vice-president
and general manager of the Grand
Trunk Pacifie Railway, arrived in
liis private _ar Saturday night and
stayed over until Sunday morning,
proceeding wist tee Prince Rupert.
.Mr. Doualson conferred with a number of the business men of Prince'
ami South Kurt (ieorge, regarding
matters of development in 111in
vicinity. The Prince Rupert dock?
about in !»' opened for business and
which are the largest and most complete em the' Pacific Coast, will occupy Mr. Donaldson's attention for
several days.
•   »   »   «   »
win;, ai ine ii m - - ix i K-r nan, iriiun
the Women's Auxiliary of tho
Church   of   England   held a   salo
(and dance. Many turned out lo enjoy thi' occasion. The Hand Embroidered Quilt raffle and the Large
Doll were drawn by .Mrs. Sarg'anl
and Father Rivet respectively.   Mr.
j Beasley won the cake, which weigh-
led mibs. '.un.-. Particulars of the
Sale are not yet to hand. The
members of the W. A. wish to ofTor
their thanks to Messrs. Campbell,
Corning, .McArthur, Jeglum, Sandi-
foi'il,  and  the management of Lho
' King Oeorge Hotel, for help given.
Also tn "Red" for pulling his car
at the disposal of the branch  for
[tlie day.
Uniform High Standard of Quality.     I
From Season to Season, ensuring ,^^   J
continuous success to the planter. *"_*-.
Write ran Catalooui
m__To. 1 w
Si^teele'BriggS SeedCo.LiaHed^
!y   Winnipeg  .   Ma
n itoba .   y<
4       4       *       t
Revenge is a boomerang and few
people can handle a boomeran ; wilh
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tol w, al Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George. deoi6v sir^i, prjnce George.    I
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
\ i
We   are'   advised   through   the
[Quesnel  Observer that  the Inland
Express Co, are improving the Cari-
: l_>o Trail routes for both passengers
| and mail as never before. The mails
are being carried  by  Auto. Truck,!
.and passengers are being carried on
the mail car at half fare,  replacing
the old stage in use heretofore between Quosnel and Ashcroft.
• •   *   *   *
Another  dance   and   bazaar  i-
scheduled   for the not too distant
future'.     The people   behind   the
|aft'airarc  the ladies of thc Church
of England; the object: to help raise
\ funds for the erection of an English
Church in I'rince (.leorge; the date:
EMPIRE DAY (May 24); the place:
Ritts-Kifer Hall.   Details later.
#   #   #   #   #
Mrs. Thomas Regan arrived by
last Saturday's train and joined Mr.
Regan, who proceeded her a couple
of weeks ago. They will make
South Kort George their home.
* »   •   *   #
Superintendent Kilpatrick of the
!Grand Trunk Paoifio Railway, spent
several day. in town this week, on
'■ business connected with the railway,
* »   «   »   »
A. D. Lamb,  has the honor of
being the lirst Customs Broker and
■ Forwarding Agent  to open up for
I business in the Fort George district.
| Mr. Lamb is a nicnilier of the Vancouver Customs Brokers' Association
and will Ijc in a position to furnish
Bonded Warehouse Storage.
»   »   •   »   »
Fort George Drug Co.'s Soda
Fountain Opening For Season.
Tomorrow, all day, the Ladies of
j thc Sunshine Society will be in attendance at the opening of the Soda
Fountain of the Fort George Drug
Co. opposite the King George Motel,
ou George Street. Arrangements
have been made whereby the ladies
will n ive fr.m the n ipts of the
Fountain during the day, one half
the sales as a benefit lo their fund
for the relief of distress in the dis-
' tried. The work they havo done
during lhe winter season and the
I relief given, has marked this organization favorably in the good it has
done in thc Georges. Many have been
made lo smile instead of weep, and
much suffering alleviated. Everybody who can possibly do so should
| refresh themselves and friends at
"The  Fountain''  tomorrow,   not
'only for the benefit of tin.' Sunshine
Society's charges, but for their own
satisfaction and pleasure. This Soda
Fountain is the show place of I'rince
Oeorge, No fountain like it is lo be
found between the cast and west,
from Albeiia lo Vancouver, Having
gone eeiii'i' i" "The Fountain" yon
will mi rely keep up the habit all
summer in partaking of its many
refreshing drinks, ice eivams, and '
dainties, when shopping nn (ioorge
Street,    Don't forget it's tomorrow.
• •   «   •   t
There will I,,- a Ball Game at the
Cache Grounds, on Sunday, April
tbe 18th, at 2 p.m. G.T, I', and
Cache versus Prince George.
tin and after May 2nd, the time,
of evening service al  St. Stephen's
Church, will again bo 7-30.
»   »   «   »   »
The   Panama   News   Stands   on
George Street, Prince George, ami
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge;
have your Home Newspapers,  also.
Magazines,   Cigars,   Cigarettes and,
Snuffs.    You will lind there, too, a
complete  line  of   Stationery.    We
jare up-to-date in everything.
The Panama News Co.
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Crowds at Depot Are
a Menace to Safety
For sonic time, especially since
there have been so many unemployed in thc liistrict, the railway offici- ■
als have experienced difficulty in
handling trains and passengers at
the depot Wednesday and Saturday
evenings.  Many person? make their
j way to the station with no other
motive than mere idle curiosity,
not realizing the danger they themselves run, as well as those who!
have the handling of the trains and
the incoming and outgoing passen-!
igers, by crowding about.
Wednesday  evening the railway
officials with the help of the Police,
| Department attempted  to keep thc,
I platform clear for the use of passen-
i *
gers, baggage antl express, necessary '
to be handled in a very short time.
The people will,  wc think,   realize;
that until proper facilities  arc installed,  until   the  subject   of the
station site has finally been settled ;
and arrangements will  have  been
made  whereby   no one  will   be in
danger     because    of   unprotected
tracks, etc., it will be well for those
going to the depot to stand back as
much as  possible.   Only then canj
thc necessary switching lie done in
the small space temporarily provided, without endangering thc traveling public.
, The Police anil the Railway Officials will appreciate the assistance
of the public in this matter.
Get Our Estimates Free of Charge
Job Work Neatly anel Promptly Execute.
Phone 26
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
South Fort George  ::  Prince George :: Central Fort George
Phone SS
Phaae sa
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
Fort Geo™, B.C. Victoria. HI'.
F. P. Burden. Up. F. C. Green. Mir.
Nelson, B.C., A. II. Green. MKr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Giil UfMtts. Dmiim 1 B. C. Laid Suiveyteis
Surveys of l_nii», Mince, Townsites, ThiiIht
Limiti. Etc.
Predicts Dominion
Election ln June.
Ottawa.—The government is'
preparing for an election.   One.
of the most prominent of the|
Conservative members from Que-
bee stated that the government
had actually decided upon  the |
! dates.   He declared that unless
something  unforeseen occurred
Parliament would be dissolved a
few days alter prorogation, and
an election ordered, with nominations on Monday, June 7th, and
polling on the 14th.
Keeping a man's nose on the grindstone does not necessarily sharpen his
Some people spend money aa if they
could afford to, just because they csti't.
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Come ud (ive us a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
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