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SUUTH FORT GEORGE. B.C., SATURDAY. JANURARY 30th, ~ 1915."
Incorporation Delegates
Leave For Victoria
$3 PER ANNUM
Having received word from
the Government at Victoria appointing Monday, Feb. 1st as the
date for conference on the Incorporation Bill affecting the
three Georges, delegations representing the three towns left by
Saturday's and Wednesday's
trains via Prince Rupert. Those
from Prince George and South
Fort George were C. E. McElroy,
W, H. Matthie. F. Ruggies, J.
Daniell Jr., who will meet Messrs
Armstrong, Melville Brown, Geo.
McLaughlin, A. G. Hamilton and
Fred Hood at the capitol.
Having thoroughly considered
all the aspects of the situation,
it was deemed the wisest and
safest course for"'Prince George
at this time to oppose incorporation at all, under any circumstances. And if the Government
insisted on some measure of incorporation, then only that area
adopted in mass meeting by the
Prince George people which lies
inside the boundaries of D. L.
343, or what is known as the
Grand Trunk Pacific townsite,
and not taking even all that area
in. That was to be the utmost
area the people would accept. It
ii understood the Grand Trunk
Pacific will not oppose this selected area, although they would
like very much to get their entire townsite in. But portions
of this were characterized by
Col. Thompson as absolutely impossible at this time for improvements necessary to drain it, that
thc expense would be several
times greater than the cost of
the property, and that the city
should not be asked to take it in
for some time. This has reference to the southwestern corner.
It is difficult to see how the
Government can insist in the
face of the expressed will of the
large majority of the people a-
gainst any other area, or a greater amount of property being
taken in at this time.
Ihe delegation from Prince
George took a bona fide carefully
secured petition of nearly 1000
residents and property owners in
that part of the townsite, protesting against the incorporation
of Fort George with Prince
George.
it is very easily to be seen
where incorporation with Fort
George would lead the Financial
Hark of Incorporation. The
cheaper and residential area is
located in D. L. 937, 938 and
1429, comprising part of the subdivided area of Fort George put
on the market by the Natural
Resources Co., headed by G.
Hammond, the townsite promoter. This cheap 25 ft. lot
area although comprising about
half of the portion of the town
sought to be incorporated by
Hammond and his company, is
assessed at less than $1,000,000
while the Prince George area is
assessed at 83,600,000; therefore
the Prince George area would
have to pay taxes as 3 to 1, and
il will work out nearer 4 to 1.
Besides this, the area most needing development is the Prince
George area which has not had a
dollar of public money expended
°n it, although the Government
has taken over $200,000 out of it
in the first payment on the sale
of their lots last June and have
taken the taxes up to date, while
Hie Grand Trunk Pacific have
done little outside of grading and
sidewalklng George Street despite all the money they took out
of it in the sale of lots.
It has been estimated that on
the assessed valuation at the rate
0|' 15 mills on the dollar there
in taxes, as the maximum. The
best financial advice estimates
that owing to business conditions
not over one third of this, or
$17,000, would actually be turned
into the city treasury. That it
would be necessary to borrow,
and that there would be little
likelihood of a reasonable bargain
being secured, is quite evident,
as lenders of money would want
high rates of interest and a discount of considerable proportion.
So the possibility of a successful
outcome of the act of incorporation at this time is not promising.
The Fort George element, we
fully understand, are fighting for
their life (no matter at what
cost to their neighbor) that they
be included in the incorporation.
A census taken this week places
the population of Fort George on
improved property at about 325
to 350 people, And it is quietly
dwindling every week by migration to Prince George or out of
the country. The people have
hung on as long as they
can and are giving up. We
regret the situation; but
as we have said before, it has
been a forced growth, paid for
out of a pay-roll collected of the
people and derived from the sale
of these same lots. It has been
an unnatural growth and as such
is bound to disintegrate.
It has been said that it is the
best residential section in the
subdivided area about Fort
George, and we do not deny that
it is well located for such purpose.
But it is ten years ahead of its
destiny, and in the meantime
the residential sections of Prince
George, both west and south of
George Street, must be filled up.
Then why should the centre of
the town known as Prince George
be asked to carry this dead load
of unimproved lots all this time?
South Fort George early saw the
situation and voluntarily withdrew from the area intended for
incorporation.
Moreover, South Fort (ieorge
and PrinceGeorge never did seek
incorporation with Fort (leorge
in one city. We were forced into that attitude by Victoria, when
we were told that we must get
together or none of the towns
would get incorporation. This
was a false position, and we
must respectfully criticise the
Government for ever taking such
a position on a subject in which
this great town to be was to be
tied hand and foot. The people
o'f South and Prince earnestly
sought to comply with the Government's desire; but it has
failed miserably. Oil and water
will not mix, and the people of
the west end and the rest, of the
town cannot get together. Forcing them together means discord
and an unhappy marriage from
its very inception. If Prince and
South will be satisfied to let the
little town of FortGeorge rule,
with its 350 people or less and
the non-resident Hammond, a-
gainst 3000 actual residents and
business men. who have invested
in the future welfare (not failure) of this city, then all might
be well. But up to now it has
been Prince and South who have
been the successful sections of
the town. And South realizes
that her destiny for a few years
is to be retarded by the growth
of Prince and voluntarily takes
herself off the load. Why does
not Fort George do the same?
Simply because she has many 25
ft. lots for sale (and they are
pressing for sale from the wide
world over); her real estate is
for sale; she hopes to get improvements on it by taxing Prince
K. ..       t.M   If    antl   she
GREAT NAVAL BATTLE!"of Thrin*Naval Ba,tle
As Told by Participators of Both Sides
Engagement Results in Running Fight
and Great British Victory
London, Jan. 27. -• Scotsman I ing that during raid on Scar-
today publishes a narrative of; borough men believed they were
German Bluejacket, a survivor itaking Part in a £reat naval ac-
of the German cruiser Bluecher, jtion  "h^huwas extendin* a"
, ,.,.,.,.    .over North Sea.
who once hved in  the Un.tedJ   The Edinburgh Scotsman also
He said German fleet | prints accounts of the naval bat -
this   week   as gathered
attack British Coast when Brit- from men engaged in it.   They
Sn f_rn c ;*bnA,.r„ ™i„ ioo ntn.AT.1     t    . *'ish    Warships    were   sighted, describe it as one of the greatest
bo tar as lb known, only 123 of the Bluecher's crew of Thereupon Germans turned and struggles in naval history and
| made for port. The Bluecher thrilling in every respect. From
which was comparatively slow, position of German fleet when it
made desperate efforts to keep I was first encountered these men
up  her  maximum   speed,   but assumed that it is virtually cer-
An attempt by German cruiser squadron to repeat
attack recently made on the East Coast of England was
frustrated Monday by British patrolling squadron, and in
running fight German armored cruiser Bluecher was sunk! States>
and two German battle cruisers were seriously damaged. was advancing at full speed to tie o
British ships suffered only slight injury. """"'' ""'''"'' " '
885 were saved.
British were superior in ships engaged, weight of armament
and speed, and flight of German ships into mine and submarine
infested field possibly saved them from greater losses.
The Bluecher was a cruiser of 15,540 tons displacement and
although commissioned in 1908 was completely rerigged last year.
She was not listed as a battle cruiser but was in next class to those
formidable fighters.
Other German cruisers participating were Derfiinger, the
latest battle cruiser which has just left the builders' hands, and
the battle cruisers Seydlitz and Moltke, the latter being a sister
ship of the Goeben formerly of German but now of Turkish fleet,
which was recently reported damaged by Russians in Black Sea.
British squadron,   commanded  by Vice-Admiral Sir David shell burst in heart of ship where
British overhauled her and opened fire at a range of about ten
miles. "We were under fire
from first to last," Bluejacket
continues. "British centred their
fire on us. Their fire was awful. Our guns were put out of
action, our decks were swept and
every gun crew wiped out.   One
Beatty, who also was in command at battle off Holigoland last
August, consisted of battle cruisers Tiger, Lion, Princess Roval,
New Zealand, and Indomitable. First three of these cruisers carry
eight 13.5 inch guns, and even New Zealand and Indomitable
carry 12-inch guns, which are equal to those of Derfiinger, the
only one of the German ships that had better than 11-inch guns.
Germans Loss Heavy, Say Late Reports
London. — Official Statement— "German cruiser
Kolberg is reported to have been sunk in Sunday's battle
in North Sea."
Kolberg was third class cruiser of 4,252 tons, sister ship of
Mainz, which was sunk by Vice-Admiral Beatty's fleet, in battle
of Heligoland fight. She carried a crew of .379 and twelve 4-inch
and four 2-inch gunB. She was built at Danzig in 1910. Her
speed was 25.5 knots.
London.- An account of the naval battle printed in
Thursday's Daily Mail says: "At close of action the Derfiinger disappeared from view with funnel shot away and
blazing from stem to stern. Moltke was in no better
plight and Seydlitz was awash astern.
According to German prisoner, air craft mistook the sinking
Bluecher for British ship and dropped bombs on her, hastening her
end.
many men who had collected
were killed. I saw five killed by
one shell next to me. What finished our ship, I do not know, as
she was full of holes. 1 heard
she struck a torpedo; if so, we
can thank torpedo for saving
hundreds of lives from murderous gun fire.
When ship was sinking, I
jumped dear of her into terribly
cold water, water full of dead
men   and   men  with  shattered
tain its objective was Newcastle.
The strength of raiding squadron was quickly ascertained, and
as entire raiding force sheered
off immediately after it was discovered, chase was long one
before guns began their work.
For forty minutes the two fleets
raced along over shortest route
for Heligoland before guns did
any real damage. Then the Lion
which was leading, overhauled
the slow Bluecher, and in passing her gave her a broadside
causing frightful damage. The
Lion did not wait, however, but
continued in pursuit of fleeing
Derfiinger, Seydlitz and Moltke.
The Tiger, which came next, also
poured broadside into Bluecher
as did also the Princess Royal,
both of which were speeding on
to join in chase of others,   lt
limbs who were crying for assist- was already evident at this time,
ance. After being rescued by according to the newspaper's in-
British, we were warmed, fed formants,   that   the   Bluecher,
and clothed.
! abandoned hy her swifter con-
Work Resumed on Pacific Great Eastern
The fact that a number of tie camps were to be
opened up, and that work on bridge building and track
laying on the P. G. E. was to be resumed came as welcome news to a large number of men who have beenjaithough
The sailor is credited with say- sorts, was a doomed ship.
HOCKEY provide good opposition for the
'South town.
The game was capably handled
Numerous devotees of our by Bancroft, of the Bank of Ot-
national game, proved by their | tawa- and McPhee. judge of play
presence and rooting, are still wag the most overworked man
willing to assist in upholding the!on the jce
traditions of the old towns against; a return game is expected at
the new. The occasion was a pritlce in the near future. The
spectacular contest between the teams lined up as follows :
Bankers of Prince George and ^ ^ £e^
Cache versus the financial mag- pM( ^
nates of South and Central Fort
George.
Both teams were evenly matched
i the coin  handlers of:
! South were in better condition to
Siaene    ie,..    ^,ee,,,,eee^   |,wvv
in favor of:
South and Central, was a decisive
'marking time" here this winter.
Supplies are being sent down the line daily, accompa-1 stand the gruelling pace set.
nied by happy bunches of workmen. The resu,t'5 ■ nil>'
In all, it is expected, about 800 men will be employed e.^, .,.. e score wm)|d havp
between Print* George and the Cottonwood to the south been ,arger but for the brilHant
for the next three months or more.
Some of the bridges to be constructed are from 600 to
1000 feet long, while the height of several will be 50 to
75 feet.
The contractors are experiencing no trouble in securing workmen, of whom there seemingly are a goodly
number in the district.
Louden
McLean
Loekhart
Forrest
Whittle
Walilie
Prince George and
the Cache
Goal Munro
Point Montgomery
Cover Point Duncan
Centre Bathurst
Uight Wing Neelands
Left Wing        Fraser
Russia Sinks Turkish Ship      C. N. R. Line Completed
And Aereal Fleet
London
to Times
have sunk near Sinope, Asia Minor, steamer Georgies, on board
of which were sixteen aeroplanes comprising entire Turkish
aereal fleet.
Do you know anything ahout flirting?
No- he replied sadly- I thought I
did, but when 1 tried it the girl married
work of John Munro, of the B.
N. A. in the nets.
For South and Central, Whittle
of the B. N. A. and Waidie of
the Royal Bank, both scored goals
and should loom up in the senior
ranks in the days to come. Forrest, of the Royal Bank, Central,
was the star man of the forwards
always being in the right place.
The defence led by Loekhart
the heavy check man of the Royal
Bank, was invincible, and on the
few occasions when pierced,
Louden, the custodian was on
hand for some brilliant saves; on
Predict War Will
End in May
London.—-In leading financial
circles here predictions are being
made that the war will end much
sooner than commonly believed
owing to Germany's inability to
support financial strain. Next
May is mentioned as probable
date of German collapse.
Bank of Vancouver May Reopen
The Canadian Northern rail-
~~" way  in   British  Columbia was
-Petrograd despatch compieted Saturday last so far
asserts that Russians as tracklaying is concerned. The]
track from east to west is joined I .-.,<■       nrtu ■,_,, „.,i ,_„,„,..,i
.  n ,    .   ...       ! one occasion getting too far from nttn annual general
up at Basque,  a short distance,,     __j ,_._  ..„„,.!„  ,.„
west of Kamloops. There was
no official ceremony. This, however, will probably take place in
May, when the "golden spike"
will be driven.
and
she is the incorporated city and
thus sell thousands of lots all
over again to the great public.
The money from the sale of
these lots will go into the pockets of the sellers, not into the
city treasury. But the city
treasury will be kept lean and
starving all the time to carry on
the advertising stunts of the
townsite promoters. A real estate game from start to finish is
the present crusade of "rule or
she ruin"  you-must-take-us-in   cry
c«n be collected in the first year George to pay for it,-- jj,fmm(iul.,nMrM
^incorporation not over $El,000,hopes to advertise to the world from FortGeorge.
his nets and being unable to
stand up, fell on the puck iaving
a certain goal.
For Prince tieorge,  Sandy
Fraser was the star man, always
The" western terminus of the! being very energetic and took his
numerous collisions with Lock-
hart with a smiling face; the
! work of Bathurst might have had
; a more telling effect had he not
spent so much time on the penalty bench for tripping. Duncan
London. -. It  is officially an- was at all times dangerous and
nounced at the Admiralty today showed that in the
that the Bri! ish armored rner
Possibility that sufficient fresh
capital might be secured to permit of this institution re-opening
before its charter became forfeited, was suggested at the
meeting of
the Bank of Vancouver. The
bank closed its doors on December 14. It has until next March
to complete financial arrangements for continuing in business.
C.N.R. is Port Mann, about 15
miles east of Vancouver.
British Armored Merchant Vessel Lost
Swiss Firms Get Large Order
chant vessel Viknor has been
lost off Ireland with all hands.
The vessel, it was stated, either
struck mine or foundered.
The Viknor was formerly the
Viking and was commandered by
the admiralty on Dec. 12.
A despatch from Geneva states
that the Russian Government has
placed large orders for medical
requisites with a number of Swiss
firms. The total figures of these
days of his i orders is said to be in the neigh-
youth he must have been hard to j borhood of a million crown.
hold.   Montgomery was slightly |	
disabled in the region of the wind I Roumania Gets
during the first period from a Loan From London
collision with Loekhart and did! 	
not loom up as well as was anti- J    London, — Agreements have
cipated. i been signed here for a loan of
Neelands played well and will I £5,000,000 to Roumania. A Weekly Journal of Local General News, Published
l'.'vp.k? Saturday Morning at its Printing
Office in South Fort George.
SUBSCRIPTION  RATES
Price   One Year in Advance   -   -   •
Six Months in Advance    -   ■
Three Months in Advance
To Thc- United Stales -   -   -
No paper stopped  until all arrearages are
the option of the publishers.
RATES OF ADVERTISING
Twelve cants per lino  for thc lirst insertion
cents per line for each subsequent insertion
For Sale, Lost anel Found A _      __
per insertion, limited to one inch,   Other rates furnished on
application.
NORTHERN  INTERIOR PRINTING COMPANY,   LTD.,
Publishers and Proprietors,
South Fort Georce, 13. C.
.A TIMID AY,   JAN TARY,    .Oth,   IU I
$3 00
1.75
1.00
3.50
paid except at
ancl eight
minimum charge e'>ft cents
Activity Or Stagnation-Which Shall it Se?
JT is always an interesting
proceeding to speculate in
regard to the financial future
but it is inadvisable for anyone to attempt this task un-
imreui'iiiiieiu cmuuiu jiup
Ex-Mayor Robinson, of Kamloops, says: "There lias been
talk of blue ruin in this province
lung enough. This talk of economy is very good, but it has gone
too far. We have beard of retrenchment and nothing but retrenchment. For the past twenty-three or twenty-four months
the doctrine of economy has been
dinned into our ears. During
the last six months there may
have been reason for this by
virtue of the war. But I think
it is about time to right-about-
face and get busy and develop
business and prosperity. I think
that the time has now come to do
this.
"As far as Kamloops is concerned conditions there are very
fair. There has been no more
unemployment there at this period of the year than last. We
have a mild winter, and the regular commercial life of this city
is proceeding as usual. Kamloops has several departments of
What conditions will pre-
j vail after the war, is another
interesting phase of the situation dealt with.   The popular impression is that things
less possessed of the requisite' will be much better.   What
special knowledge.   There is may happen, thinks the writ.
perhaps no better informed er, is that a period of general! the provincial government and in
financial prophet in Canada'activity will follow the dec-! addition it is profiting from min-
than Mr. P. W. Field, editor laration of peace, so far as ^al and agricultural activity and
,,,...      .       m-        m -iii . i     mi    ii        the development of other nearby
ot the Monetary Times, Tor-,available capital will allow, \nahu.a] ,..annpf,Pa
onto. In a lengthy review to be followed in turn by a
published in the "Annual" of; period of stagnation. The
the past year's events in fin- [ writer also deals in his article
ance and business Mr. Field I with the working of the
takes a conservatively opti- world's credit machine,
mistic view. A careful anal-[emergency, currency,  Can-
ysis of the position, he says,
leads one to the belief expressed by Sir George Foster
that of all the countries in
the world, Canada today occupies the best position. That
is the case only if we reorganize, says Mr. Field, the
fundamental points of the
national position, and chief
among these is the imperative necessity of increasing
Canadian production. In the
same article, the probable
duration of the war is discussed and authorities quoted. The question, however,
cannot be decided with the
ada's measures to  prevent
natural resources.
"Another factor in a new period of prosperity which might be
mentioned as beginning for Kamloops is the completion of an
hydro-electric power plant on
the Barriere river, forty miles
away. This will provide power
not only to Kamloops but to the
financial disaster, the posi- j country miles around. My per-
tion of Canadian borrowersj sonal opinion is that it will de-
in 1915, the United States as | vel°Pland settlement as well as
banker to Canada, the cost| ^ustries in Kamloops.   Power
of the war, the Canadian sit-
will be used to pump water on
,   , . the irrigated lands when gravity
uation, including agriculture, is not possible.
industry,  immigration,  em-j    "Kamloops is looking forward
ployment,  trade  and   com-', to the completion of the Canadi-
merce, banking accommoda- ian Northern.   It is of course a
ARE Y?U AFRAID
That your competitor will get ahead of you ? He surely will
if you don't keep your name before the people, and let them
know what you have for sale. You'll admit that it isn't
very pleasant, searching for the article one wants, in store
windows this kind of weather, therefore the buyer of to-day
wants to see the kind and price of goods for disposal in
plain figures on paper.
TO
accomplish this, isn't a big task, and it costs very little—A
thousand handbills 12 x 9 inches would cost you only $6.25,
and these properly and regularly distributed would work
wonders, besides lifting you out of the rut of ordinary tradesmen. Perhaps you have forgotten the old motto, "All who
approach the door of success will find it labelled PUSH,"
so why not push your way to the Herald Office and
ADVERTISE?
War is a Blessing.
STARTUNC REMARK OF Mr. H. H. STEVENS
tion, the stock exchange out-
divisional point on the Canadian
... j       i      i Pacific, and with two transconti-
look, insurance and real es- nentalg u will likely be connected
tate.   Concluding, he _&yi: witj, the pacific Great Eastern
"The country had previously j to the Grand Trunk Pacific,, an-
accepted the fact that a re- j other transcontinental.
I adjustment of conditions was i   "l&m supposing the proposi-
due. The war is aggravating
the process to some extent,
but the final result of the re-
aid of figures theories and; adjustment  m be whole
opinions, says the writer.  It
by
tion to connect the city with the
P. G. E. at a point near Clinton,
just 51 miles away from Kamloops. The line would pass
^^^^_^^___^^^_ through the Mammette copper
.... , , . , , ,, | some. Favorable facts, con-; country, through Kamloops and
will be determined by the" fi(jence and good business down to the coal fields at Mer-
strength of British arms, de- sentiment may trek forward iritt- Ifc would devel°P an im-
termination, funds and con-\together without trepida- P°rtantterritory and materially
fidence. tion." aid Kamloops.
_     _ >      ____    _ |   Mr.   Robinson has  completed
u i j t il    e      n 's'x  years service  as mayor of
Noted Author bays Fro* ' Kamloops, retiring at the end of
perity Will Soon Return j 1913.  it is possible that he will
be a candidate in the next Dominion elections, being mentioned as probable representative of
Great Clothing Order
Given to Canada
Ottawa. -Orders for $4,000,000
worth of uniforms are being
placed among 50 Canadian clothing manufacturers by British
war office agents. The orders
will be placed in proportion to
the capacity of the factories.
Five hundred thousand coats and
a like number of trousers are required.
This order is the largest of its
kind ever placed in Canada. Over
Mr. Arthur Stringer, of Cedar
Springs, Ont., author of "The
Counterfeiters," "The Wire-Tap-! the% nfw riding of Cariboo, which
"Silver Poppy,"  "Open j '"eludes Kamloops and was cut
and a new novel entitled |from the old Yale-Cariboo riding.
He is very well known and highly esteemed.
pers,"
Water        	
"The Prairie Wife," which is
now appearing in the Saturday
Evening Post, in discussing general conditions, expressed the
opinion that in a year or two at
the latest Canada would again
enter on a prosperous period. He
could see no reason why good
One Fanner in Three Loses
Money Says U. S. Expert
A plea for more efficiency in
one million and a half yards of Mnd1«OT8 should^t ta'^to^l1*'  b"a!ne8B °f  "*   T
khaki cloth and eleven million' within  a   comparatively   short l^^il^n^.^!^6
buttons will be used to complete I time   aml he sa'ys that "from an
the uniforms. Wherever possible, I observation of general conditions
he is convinced that when prosperity does come back it will
come for a long stay.
He bases his assumption upon
the claim that there will be a
tremendous demand for Canadian wheat during the next three
years, and this demand will be
attended by high prices. Canada
will become in fact as well as in
name the granary of the empire
and in addition Canada will at
cloth manufactured in Canada
will be employed, but as the capacity of Canadian mills is very
limited, and they are for the
most part busy on Canadian government requirements, it will be
necessary to use a large quantity
of American made cloth,
Weekly shipments of the
clothing are to go forward, and
all orders must be completed by
tbe end of March,
The terms of purchase are
"cash on approval." Dominion
government orders for clothing
have'been partially placed and
tbe remainder soon will be. This
order will be about one-fourth as
large as that placed by the British government.
International Dry Farming Con
gress  at  Wichita, Kansas,   by
Thomas Cooper, Director of the
Soutii Dakota Experiment Sta>
tion.
"Estimates indicate that the
average farmer in this country
receives forty-five to fifty-five
cents from each dollar expended
by the consumer," he said,
"while farmers in most European countries receive sixty to
sixty-five cents.
"In an investigation of groups
Any  policeman   will  tell  you   that 	
is nothing to be gained from i adventures of a family of Cana-
: up a bud egg. I dian prairie settlers.
, ,! of farms located in townships in
tract   tremendous   amounts   of i T   ,.       ,,,.    ,       , ,
.. , ,.       .. ,    .[Indiana, Illinois and Iowa it was
capital as well as thousands of ,     .   .,  . , .    .
, ,i . found  that one farmer out of
good European immigrants. ,... .    .     ,
,, '. 1/1     ii      every twenty-two received a a-
Mr.   Stringer is a Canadian.1,     . , .,     .OAnn
,, ,        , ., bor income ol more than $2000 a
He was formerly a railway re- .   , ,, .,
.,   .     , .        ,  .,   year; one out of every three paid
porter on a Montreal journal. He ,     '.        ... -        , .
entered the short story field and f.r the ljnvlleSe of working;
story | that is, after deducting five per
cent,   interest on their investment, they lost money."
Peace is the breeder of vice and
immorality, war is tbe harbinger of
virtue and a high standard of
thought, was the startling statement
made by Mr. 11. H. Stevens, M. P.
The speaker quoted several trite
phrases which are frequently heard,
such as "Peace and Plenty," "Peace
and Learning," and so on but stated
that history bad liorne out the contradictory phrases " Peace and Oppression ," " Peace ancl Sensuality.''
During the past quarter century the
world has experienced such peace as
wa9 never before known. Has the
result been an increase in the world's
standard of living, an upward tendency in morals ? The speaker declared there had been an increase in
viciousness, Peace has not given
the stimulus to higher things, but
rather the reverse. The world has
been living too luxuriously and too
easily.
It had been observed in all ages
that those who live in luxury are
usually the oppressors of the poor
Huskin, said the speaker, has observed that "it is worthier to live by
war than by play, to ride a war
horse than a race horse, to light
with one's neighbor than to cheat
him." War, declared Mr. Stevens,
brings out the Ifest in mankind.
There was never a time he said,
when greater sympathy was shown
by the stronger nations for the
stricken ones, than at present. Ong
of the blessings of the war would be
that h. large number of persons
would "find themselves." That is
to say they would Im- weaned away
from the sloth of indifference into
whieh they had been led by past
luxury and ease. The basic principles of lho national character will
re-assert themselves. The nation
will be better for having performed
its duty in this present world crisis
with every confidence and all honor.
J. W. SANDIFORD,
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.
r
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AMERICAN PLAN
EXCELLENT CUISINE
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
■loathly and weekly raid aa at-
pllcatloa
B*»t of wines,
I.iejuori and cigan
Albert Johnson, prop.
J
Carried Little
War Insurance.
short
is one of the good
writers of the day.
Of his new novel, Mr. Stringer
says it will picture the life and
When the ollice seeks the man there
is nothing in it.
Raid ea English Cowl Cut Uwlerwriters
About £45,000.
London.— It has been estimated
roughly that underwriters have settled about £45,000 for losses on the
east coast caused by the German
bombardment, Of this total about
£25,000 war was due lo the Ifartle-
pools, £15,000 tu Scarborough, and
£6,000 to Whitby. Tbis estimate
is no criterion of the full extent of
the damage done, for only a very
small proportion of the total value
of property in the districts shelled
was insured against enemy risks.
Is your family doctor of the new or
the old school ?
The newest - 1 believe.
What ia his distinguishing peculiarity?
Small doses and big fees.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
FARMS
FOR   INFORMATION   REGARDING   THE   BEST
AGRICULTURAL   LANDS   IN  THE
DISTRICT.   CALL  ON
OR WRITE
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone IS.        PRINCE GEORGE, B.C.
L. R. WALKER, General Agant. lauses Anxiety!
All the German papers, without exception,   have   suddenly
vakened to the seriousness of
the food question. Under the
heading1 "Mobilizing the Housewives" attention is called to the
increasing' economic difficulties.
A woman's service in Berlin is
taking special measures to instruct housewives in economy in
the kitchen.
On one day, recently, ten huge
meetings were held in Berlin to
impress upon the housewives the
seriousness of the situation and
their responsibilities in the kitchen in war time. Women are
anxious to be instructed in a way
to face the coming terrors in the
home.
Baron von Schorlemer, Prussian Minister of Agriculture, has
issued a document, giving official
countenance to the movement
for economizing supplies of meat.
He tells the people plainly that
should the war be of long duration, they must be prepared for
heavy sacrifices. He does not
thin': th .t agricultuinsts will fail
supplying he market, but the
'    t-  . j ,^t.   , cry
carefully treated,
He is really concerned about
pork, and in most serious language appeals to municipalities
and authorities, as well as to individual families, to do all in
their power to lay in a stock of
smoked and preserved pork. All
kinds of foods, he mentions, may
be manufactured from pork, and
in carrying out the wishes of the
Ministry, he tells the nation, the
people will all be performing a
patriotic duty, second only to the
work carried out at the front.
No less serious is an exhortation addressed to the nation by
Dr. Harms, professor of state
sciences at the University of
Kiel. It is a very fervid appeal,
and the extravagance of his
language provokes a smile. Here
is a specimen:
"Do not let a crumb of bread,
this gift of God, be wasted. Eat
only war bread. Regard the potato as a vegetable that will
assist you in holding out. Blush
with 3hame if your desire for
delicacies tempts you to eat
cakes and tarts. Look with contempt on those who are so immoral as to eat cakes, and by
their greed diminish our supplies
of flour."
A serious spill on the Newark, N. J. "saucer" track, where several famous racers trained for
the International Six Day Bicycle Race at Madison Square Garden, New York.
January 1st,
1915.
Victory follows
thc flag.
Wn wish you health, ami wish you wealth,
And many a merry clay,
Anil a happy heart to play thi> part
On the great highway,
l'ioneot-
Manufacturers
of
Lumber.
phone 1
Prim* George
FORT GEORGE TRADING
AND
*^    CO**
Apt* umrw ^
r ('. McEl.nOY, MelieieeeeT "*
l'ionecr
Operators
of
Steamboats.
Phone 11
Seeulll Fori Ctorst
Domestic Coal
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially
sifted for domestic use.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding,
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Interesting Items About Mining Progress in B. C.
Mr. C. S. Meek of Vancouver
has arganized a company in Seattle to drill for oil in the State
of Washington and at Abbots-
ford, on the British Columbia
side.
The Northern Oil Company
Limited of Vancouver proposes
to start drilling operations on its
holdings on Graham Island in
March next.
Poverty is not a crime, but it ia generally punished with a term at hard
labor.
J. F.   CAMPBELL
CIVIL ENGINEER
British  Columbia  Land  Surveyor
Land Agent       Timber Cruiser
RepreMnttng GORE & McGItKGO R. Limited
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTII
FORT GEORGE. R. C.
HARRY M. BURNETT
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Oflice :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
I'RINCE GEORGE, B. C.
t e.rt George, B.C. Victoria, B.C.
r. V. Burden, Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson. B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
0vil Eotiieeri, Dmubn 1B. C. lull S«rvr«i
Siirveyaof Unda, Mine*, TownBite. Timber
Limitn. Etc.
TheB. C. Oil Company Limited
of Vancouver has resumed drilling at Ostard Bay, on the west
coast of Graham Island.
The Columbia Oil Company
Limited, which has holdings on
Akamina Brook in the Flathead
Valley. East Kootenay, has a
force of men at work constructing roads and trails, erecting
buildings, tanks, etc, with a
view of resuming drilling in
spring. In the first well drilled
by this company, oil was struck
on two horizons.
Hard times have brought a revival in placer mining.   Several
parties are at work on the bars
of the Fraser and Thompson rivers, and two new strikes have
been  made where it is stated
good pay has been obtained.   At
Thompson Siding, on the north j
side of the Thompson River, a '■■
steam pumping plant has been
installed to raise water to wash
a bench where, in the clayey de-;
posit, considerable fine gold has]
been obtained. On the bars of
the Columbia River, north of
Revelstoke, placer mining is going on, and parties are also reported at work on the Peace and
Pine rivers. A Vancouver syndicate is putting in a small hydraulic plant on Granite Creek,
in the Similkameen, and has
brought out nice samples of gold
and platinum obtained there. It
is estimated that through the increased activity in placer mining
in the Similkameen the output of
placer gold from that section
this season is about $20,000 - a
considerable increase over recent
years.
The mines branch of the department of mines at Ottawa,
has issued a special report on
gypsum in Canada, Full reference is made to the deposits of
this mineral in British Columbia,
where deposits are reported at
Spence's Bridge, Spatsum, Mer-
ritt, Grand Prairie and North
Thompson. The report states
"there is a large field open for a
good plaster industry in this
province, and the quality of gypsum found is such that a plaster
made from any of the deposits
would readily find sale in the
rapidly increasing markets."
The most important of these
deposits is that at Grand Prairie,
in the Kamloops district, where
there is a large bed of pure grade
of massive white gypsum. This
deposit was recently acquired by
Mr. Andrew Laidlaw, who got
the Manitoba (iypsum Company
interested. The Kamloops-Oka-
nagan branch of the Canadian
.Northern Railway system is located adjacent to the deposit and
the plan is to erect calcining
works at Vernon, on the completion of that branch, and calcine and market the manufactured product from that point. The
deposit has been exposed for a
workable width of 120 feet up
the hillside, but its total extent
has not as yet been defined by
development work.
The Spatsum deposit, on the
north side of the Thompson River,  will  be made available to
transportation by the Canadian
Northern  Railway.    It has a
frontage to the river of about
j 3300 feet and covers 450 acres.
: The mass is stated to be badly
I disintegrated and highly altered,
I but a band of pure gypsum five
feet wide is exposed in the tunnel.
The deposit at Merritt is in
reality a gypsite, deposited by
water. It is accompanied by
selenite or fibrous gypsum. It
occurs in a finely divided state,
which saves crushing, and forms
a quick-setting, strong and reliable plaster, suitable for stucco,
as a retarder for cement, and for
fertilizer. The deposit is said to
have a width of 1500 feet and!
shows for 100U feet up the mountain side.
A similar deposit to that at
Merritt is reported from Tulameen, having been located by
Mr. H. Churchill of Rossland.
THE  CHURCHES
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
(■■ommunion Sung v .th sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
8:15,
Presbyterian  Church
Rev, A. 0. Justice,    pastor,
Services:    11 a. m. and   7.30
I'- m. Gospel service.
11 a, m.-The Minister.
7.30 p. m.-The Minister.
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Minister.
Extraordinary Variety
of Fighting Material.
Never before in the history of
warfare have bo many men of such
diverse races, creeds and colors been
comprehended in such an army as
tlmt which is now upholding the
cause of the Allies on French fields.
When Romo garrisoned the Great
Wall which formed tho most northerly defensive line of Britain, she
arrayed Italians, Iberians, Batovians
Scythians, Britons, and others in
the motley force wliich struggled
incessantly to beat back the "slim''
and persistent l'ict; but even this
medley of races cannot compare for
fl moment with the extraordinary
variety of lighting material now
under arms in the westeen theatre
of war. Britain and France hold
empires which Ctesar never knew,
flIKl are enabled to draw troops from
every continent and every habitable
dime on the face ofthe globe, ling-
lishman, Scot, Welshman, Irishman
Canadian, Australian, New Zealand-
er, Frenchman, Spaniard, Polo, an I
[tftlian, 8tftnd cheek by jowlwith
PttUian, Clhurlca, Sikh, Bengah,
Baluchi, Sonegainbian, Arab, Berbe
a„dMoo.^hviStian,Molmmmeclan
Hindu, and heathen-all united ...
S army with one heart and on
mind in the prosecution oi tbtii
common purpose.
Indian Rope Makers
of British Columbia
The Indians of Central British
Columbia, both those living in
the Coast villages and in the Interior, are ingenious and clever
in certain crafts and arts. As
weavers, carvers, carpenters,
and boat builders their reputation is well known, but few are
aware that they are skillful rope
makers. From the wild hemp
which is indigenous to the country, they make a very fine and
exceedingly strong rope, with a
finish that any rope factory in
the world would be proud of.
The pliability and strength of
this rope are remarkable, and its
wearing qualities under the hardest usage are said to be equal to
the best rope that can be purchased. The Indians use it for
"tracking" their heavily laden
canoes up the swift rivers in a
tow, a test that proves its qualities beyond the question of a
doubt. From the same hemp
the Indians also make a stout
twine and also sewing thread,
but not so much as in former
days when those articles were
much more costly than they are
today.     The twine was used
16,452,807 Food Animals
Reach Chicago in Year
Chicago.-More than 16,000,-
000 animals for human consumption were sold for $409,134,000
spot cash in Chicago during 1914,
according to figures made public
at the Union Stock Yards recently. This is an average of about
$25 for each animal,
During the third week in Dec,
there were received and sold
70,394 cattle, 6,354 calves, 230,-
608 hogs, 133,110 sheep and 1,980
horses, making a total of 442,453
animals, or 7,332 carloads of live
stock, bringing $11,134,210. During the year the arrivals numbered 16,452,807 head in 257,701
cars.
chiefly for making fishing nets.
In view of the present interest
in Canadian industrial development the question naturally suggests itself to experts, could not
this hemp be cultivated for the
manufacture, say, of binder
twine for which there is such a
great demand in the agricultural
regions of Western Canada, and
for which the raw material has
to be imported from distant
countries. This wild hemp might
be made to contribute not only
to the industrial wealth of Canada, but also be made a source of
employment.
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all lands ud sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
"GURNEY STOVES." Our PRICES
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.
LOOK UP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO., LTD.
W. F. COOKE, Ni.
RUSSELL PEDEN, Vice-Pi.s.
c. e. Mclaughlin. s« .iu;
BEFORE  BUILDING
SEE
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
G« T» P« _R.
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays anil Fridays 10-00 p.m.
West Bound- Arrive I'rince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,, 8-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  0-30p.m.
No. 8 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bound- Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,. ,, ,, ,, 8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and MondnyB 8-30 a.m.
CONNECTIONS AT EDMONTON  FROM   ALL POINTS EAST
Travel via the
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
W. J. QUINI.AN,
Distriot l'at_enRer Agent,
Winnipeg, Man,
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort fteorge.
HARRY  COUTTS,
PROPftllTO*.
DRUMMOND & MaKAY,
MACHINIST!.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. Developments.
Al. Young handling the ribbons of j    Mr.   Henry  Avison,    Provincial
, his tour-up team.   The' party safely . Sanitary Inspector, has removed his
J. W. Stewart, President  of the ftI1'v'ng :lt   'TaggitJi's, were given residence from Soutii  Fort (leorge
Pacific Ureal Eastern, spent a imm-
full possession of the big hog Cabin to a more central point on Queens
Al. Haggith   has  one nf the besl
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thil, „,„;,;',,;,:,, „„ (r;;ni;,:'--„ ,0,1.,-., ,i,,,i,,,„. ^Hs ^ Sod   D    Feb 5
Pacific property north of the [ m the I-mser Ri\ wcountry, and Al. |    ^   ^        ^  ^
5th.
her of days' in town this* week'in Iand oulhuilding.. 1 lancing nnd nt- j Street, M i 11 a r A d d i I i e> n. Any
connection with work on the rail- tertamment was enjoyed until the complaints, or anything requiring
road, li i- believed that pluns ai. ear'y '10UW' '""' ''"' n,|,lni ,M lown Ihis services, will he attended to by
under way to start construction on wns as *llk]<' :""1 na e'Wa'ily re- calling at his office on Queens Str.
the line north, in the spring,   Some I Peale(l "* the *>'oin6' !or l'ill-in- l1!' P'»one 6f
linn' ago ihe contractors were givei
notice I
Trunk Pacilic propwu  uuiwi ui un- i   _.,   ,  ,■      .• ,   .,     i-    a   ■ ,
(i. T. P. track, along the Nechaco, I '» <"" "'ell-known to n 1 introdue- ,      lie lad.es eel thebunxhine Society
,   ,  , ■    .  i       i .,   ,   n ! tie-in (,, ti,.,  i r..,-,i. l ■.  i.pnrlni-s in flip I wish to announce that  a dunce has
nad   heen  terminated  and that all
buildings occupied by the contractors, their families and oltiees would , ^^^^^m^m^^^m^^m^^^^^m^^^^^m ■       m i
,,, rem0V(!(, heforo (!i(. firs(  ,.„. M      may someday have tlie pleasure of \.may evening, February Slh.
1915. But renin, to new conditions ™ct'tin8 '"■ and visiting his ranch., The proceeds will go to the credit
in which i,   is fully expected that The latch string is always hanging oflhe fcoce y s Local Relief Fund,
moneywillhe forthcoming to pros- out'for g°°(1 pcopl1' " S      .        1"'""
cento the work north, the  lea,-, hJ    sl™ki"K '"' l-'onsling, some of the recent heavy   demands on   same,
been renewed.   The contractors areHdenta ™M lUk m™ni sp0ltP'^ .     ■  T S    .?
.1   • e  the imst   week    mlher  di .1-1 ruii-lv 1 suppled with the  necessities Of life
not to  remove their property and u" ' • iu»u..iruu.^      11
to some of the participants.   Doc.. tor some time past.
Layne and Capt.in Foster are report-     Let every one turn out and help
ed among the has-beens in the sport, make the dance a success.     The
being sn old as to have lost  the art cause is a worthy one.
of riding down hill on a pair of hobs]    There  will  be no ticket  sellers
tion to lie' Herald's readers in the j wish to announce       	
district, but to those on the outside, been arranged for at the Fort George
Ithe best wc can wish you is that you j Theatre,   South   Fori   (ieorge,   on
wocery specials
Combining the Highest Quality
With the Lowest Cost.
equipment, but will wait the opening of spring to start work.
Surprise Sleigh Ride to
Haggitk
without gelling an ankle and a knee
badly hun and put out cf business.
[jack  Robarts  is said not tu he in
making the rounds. This announcement and personal advertising by those interested should do the
work.    Therefore, "boost."
What   hetween  the  private and much better shape.    It is suggested
the Club Dance parties,   Hockey, that these Coasters  put   mufflers orl    Admission 50c; refr
Coasting parties, etc., the winter of football suits on their exlermities
quietness and waiting for the end of, for   protection.   The   rest   of  the
the war and resumption of develop- coasting parties are enjoying the dis-
ment and business in the old town comfiture of the injured ones, and,   .„,,,„.„
t o . ,1   t   . n           ■ ■    ■ , , I wil    hold   their   first  meeting   in
ot  bouth  Fort George, is  passing are enjoying themselves at the sport. |p%i.
very pleasantly. 	
.hments free.
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Oddfellows to Hold Meeting
The   Oddfellows of the  District
Our people will not be discourag- j    Seeds for your Gardens this Spring
ed  in  their absolute faith  in the 	
Northern Interior of British Coluin-' Our readers' attention is called to
hia and tin' City of the George-to the advertisement of .Messrs. Steele,
he. Briggs it Co. of  Winnipeg,   in this
Hence such pleasant occasions as paper. Their seeds are noted all
a sleigh ride by about twenty of the over Canada. We have tried them
young people to Al. Haggith's ranch with uniform success, and our read-
east nf the Fraser River, about six ers will not be disappointed iu the
mile distant, on Wednesday night, results of planting this Company's
makes the living in this most seeds. Remember,—Steele, Briggs
pleasant of  winter  resorts an event it Co., Winnipeg, Celebrated Seeds.
Drugs, Medicines, Prescriptions,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery. Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
Prince George Wednesday evening,
Feb. 3, nt the Moose Hall on Fifth
Avenue, 2 blocks west of George
Street. All Oddfellows are urged
to attend.
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DONATIONS TO SUNSHINE CLUB.
The. Sunshine Society disire to
thank the gentlemen of Foley's
Cache, who have shown their appreciation of the work being done by
the society in relieving destitution
in the district by generously contributing to the funds as follows :
Mr. .1. Stewart - • 8200.00
Mr. Burns (of Bums and
Jordan)   -       -       -       25.00
Mr. 11. E.Carleton -       20.00
Mr. Griffiths -      -      -       20.00
POTATOES.
Large size and mealy.
The best we ever had.
$2.25 per 100 lbs.
ONIONS.
Everyone sound.
7 lbs. for 25c.
SYRUP.
Lyles Golden
21b. Tin for 20c.
JAM.
Orchard Brand   -  Pure Fruit.
51b. Tins for 65c.
TEA.
JA blend of Ceylon and Indian Teas|
Wonderful Value
40 Cents per lb.
FIGS.
Very Choice Table Figs.
15c per lb.
Kennedy, Blair & Co., Limited.
Letter From The Front
W.T.Bond Writes Dixie Moore.
820,5.00
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Fort George Hardware Co.
~ *      '■■■"       '-■— ""f      ■.— ■'.     I        ..i.e. e    —    I     ————      -. nil. II
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL   REPAIRING.
PhnnPG Na- ' south fort geoiige.
niUIICS   No. ij prince  GEORGE.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Butter, Cheese, Eggs; |
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
GOODS DELIVERED TO ALL
PARTS OF CITY.
Phone as
Fort George and South Fort George.
Phone 36
CONTRACTORS & BUILDERS
NO BUILDING IS TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL TO
RECIEVE OUR CAREFUL ATTENTION
_, i Our Estimated Free of Cleurif* :>        J.,b Wejil. N.nlly nml Promptly Executed
Phone   20
HI GEORGE PRINCE GEORGE
oppioe and shopi
THIRD AVENUE EAST
OND ST KEF.T
D STREET
Jas. Richardson, of Willow River,
Chairman of the School board of
that town, visited the City for several clays this week. Mr. Richardson
is an enthusiastic believer in Willow
Hiver, and says all it needs is the
close of the war, the revival of business, and opening of the Willow
River Lumber C'o's. plant to start
Willow River on its deferred prosperity.
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The First Annual Dance of the
Loyal Order of Moose, in Ritts
Kifer Hall, last evening, was a decided success, and an enjoyable time
was had by all.
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Big Wrestling Match To-Night
There will be a Wrestling Match
to-night, at the Rex Theatre, Prince
(leorge, after second show. The
combatants are Alex Munro, heavyweight champion of Great Britain,
James McLeod, ex - heavyweight
champion of California, and Harold
Sandow, middleweight champion of
the north-west. Munro is matched
against McLeod nd Sandow, and
agrees to throw each twice within
the hour or forfeit $100.00. Mr.
Jack Robarts will referee. General
admission 50c.
Premier and Sir Wilfrid To Spetk
Ottawa.— With purpose of furthering recruiting in Ottawa and
district and driving home to all
classes the need for men, a mass
meeting will be held in the Russel
theatre within the next two or three
weeks.
Addresses will be delivered by
Sir Robert Borden, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and Hon. Arthur Meighen.
A Winnipeg man called out to a
burglar: "I know you," and wus shot
for it, Had he been a poker player,
he would hnvo known that it was un-
wlie to call unless he had something
better in his hand than the other fellow.
W. T. Bond, formerly auditor
and later agent of the B. X. Co. in
South Fort George, writes a very
interesting letter from the front to
his old companion in service Dixie
Moore, which reads in part as follows :
On Active Service,
January, 1015.
My dear Dixie:   .
. . . Our particular gun detachment has been nicknamed "the
locusts," for nothing in the food
line has ever been known to be left
over.
After working hard Xmas eve,
we arrived at our gun positions at
3 o'clock on Xmas morning. We
were so tired that we laid down and
slept by our horses in a water logged
ploughed field. As one chap somewhat irreligiously remarked, "I
envy the manger at Bethlehem and
I am sure my horse does too."
However, instead of a German attack, we were awakened by the
church bells peeling "Hark, the
herald angels sing". It appears
that in one of our companies were
four or five bell ringers who hit
upon this appropriate method of
sounding the reveille. The hymn
soon caught on, and down the whole
line tlie refrain was taken up. This
is quite a novelty for the average
Tommy Atkins, for when he wakes
up an hour before dawn, at the
sound of the reveille, his first, words
are generally: "Oh, damn the Kaiser."
Christmas Day 1914 will be one
of the most remarkable in history,
for on that day men and nations
who had been trying to exterminate
each other for months, quit the
shooting game and celebrated the
day in the good old fashioned way.
Thc Germans had Christmas trees
I in tlie trenches and invited Tommy
[Atkins A Co., while T. A. had a
| splendid Christmas dinner and in-
j vit .tl the Germans to help to get rid
of it. Wlien the Commanding Of-
ticer of our battery heard of it, he
ordered us back to our old billets,
and we had a most "scrumptious"
feed—turkey, plum pudding, mince
pies, champagne nnd liquors, and
what is more, we had (i hours of
solid sleep in a house that had a
whole roof on.
I always thought the Americans
very smart when it came to organizations and systems, but Kitchener
has them all skinned a mile. If
the fellows in the moat advanced
trenches don't get a newspaper or
the news of the results of Saturday
afternoons football matches on the
following   Monday morning,   why
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they grouse their heads off, When
the Emden sank, wc knew it all'in
about 24 hours. And weren't the
Germans sore when they heard it!
They kept us up all night with their
night attacks. You see our chaps
simply love calling out to the Germans the latest tit-bits.
When it comes to the question of
grub, why wc are fed infinitely better than anything the Cariboo country could put up a couple of winters
ago.
Your present, packed as il was in
a thin cardboard box, arrived in
beautiful condition with not even
the wrapper torn. What would it
have looked like if it had travelled
from Ashcroft to Fort George on
one of the B.X. Christmas extras?!
Old England is gradually becoming aware of the fact that a war is
going on. In her slow old fashioned way she is turning her male
population between the ages of 19
and 36 into soldiers. It is all voluntary, no excitement and no Hag
wagging. Rumor hath it that Kitchener's army is already over the two
million mark, but K of K still
wants morc. If the Germans can
only be persuaded to bombard a
few more Scnrborouglis and kill off
another 100 women and children,
Kitchener's army will be three million strong by the 1st of April, Ancl
the men that belong to that army
can be likened only to the bull dog.
They will never let go of the German army until it is dead. It may
take a year or perhaps ten to do it,
but the job will be done all thc
same. Not that there is any hate
in England for the individual Herman, for there is practically none...
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England,
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London.—A despatch to Exchange Telegraph Company from
Copenhagen says mine peril in
Baltic Sea is spreading. In addition to loss of Swiss steamer
Drott, which struck mine off
Raumo, Finland, Thursday ami
sank with loss of six men, steamer Appa is supposed to have met
same fate with loss of twelve of
her crew.
It is feared that the steamer
Hamman also is lost, either in
rough water or by hitting mine,
Bargain hunters often look shop-worn.
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