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Phone 1, Prince.
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Phone 1, Prince.
Phone 11, South.
VOL. 5, NO. 35.
Progress of the Municipal
Campaign - Platforms of
Candidates Submitted.
During the week, another can- «• east and west from George Street,
didate for mayor of Prince George am' be made auita1^ for traffic as far
as finances of the city will permit.
has declared himself, also numerous candidates for aldermen.
The prominent candidates for
mayor are Neil Gething Mr.
Gillette Frank Ellis, and .Mr.
Porter of the Porter Hay and
Grain Co.
The platforms of the candi
dates are here submitted for
the benefit of the voters.
Mr. N. Gething's Platform.
'that the name of the city be Prince
The provision of an adequate water
system, including fire protection facilities, from Connaught Park.
The securing of a loan from the Provincial Government for improvements.
A moral and orderly city.
Exemption of taxation on improvements.
To aid so far as possible the location
of a union depot for the Grand Trunk
Pacific and the Pacific Great Eastern
Railways at the foot of George Street.
Public ownership of public utilities.
Grading of streets and sidewalks
where they will serve the greatest
number of people.
Public improvements to be carried
out by day labor. Preference to be
given to residents.
Fair distribution of appropriations to
each district in the city.
The advancement of education by the
building of a high school and the securing of a government grant for educational purposes.
Mr. Gillette's Platform.
The immediate installation of sufficient fire protection for the business
section of Prince George.
The inauguration of a permanent
water system for domestic consumption
and for lire protection, funds for which
are to be provided by the sale of bonds
as soon as the same can be approved by
ttie property owners,
Thc immediate grading of George
Street (o a permanent grade, and the
building of suitable sidewalks thereon
from the railway to Connpught Hill,
and the grading and opening up and
the building of sidewalks on all streets
that will be of the greatest benefit to
the citizens generally.
Encouragement of the establishment
of a wholesale and warehouse dis.
trict with proper street and trackage
The building of two public schools
and a high school, and asking the government to furnish the necessary funds
for the two public schools, as recommended by the Superintendent of Education previous to incorporation.
Public ownership of public utilities,
including water, light, and power.
Exemption from taxation of all improvements.
The insistence of an early building of
a railway station for the City, regardless of location.
The name of the City to be Prince
The payment of union scale of wages
for all city work whether done under
contract or otherwise.
All city work to be done by residents
of Prince George in preference to outsiders.
Fair distribution in the purchase of
all supplies.
A clean and orderly city.
The building of a City Hall, Police
and Fire Hall combined, on a site to be
chosen by the rate-payers.
To ask the Dominion Government to
erect a permanent Post Office and Customs Office building.
To assist in the establishing of a City
To ask the Provincial Government to
erect a Court House and a Land Registry Office in the City to meet the requirements of the district.
To secure all lands now set apart for
Park purposes to become the property
of the City for Parks and Recreation
Mr. T. Porter's Platform.
Having been requested by a largely
signed requisition of my fellow citizens
to offer myself ns a candidate for the
office of mayor in the forthcoming election, I take this opportunity of comply-!
ing with their rei|iiesl, and ask the support, nf the intelligent electors of the
City of Fort George on the following
platform :
That I am in favor of the G. T. P.
station being located at the foot of
(ieorge Street, and if elected will use
every effort to have it erected there.
That I am in favor of the name of
the city being changed at the coming
election from Fort George to Prince
(Jeorge. J
That the avenues and Btreets bo grad-
That an adequate protection against
fire be installed at the earliest possible
That the council take steps to secure
from the G. T. P. Railway Company
and the Government, Connaught and
other parks and squares in the city, in
order to improve and make them recreation grounds for the families of the
residents of the city.
That sidewalks be made to accomodate the greatest number of citizens.
Municipal ownership of all public
That a fair wage be paid the work-
ingmnn in all city work, whether done
by contract or otherwise. Residents
and property owners given preference.
That I am in favor of single tux being adopted and improvements be exempt from taxation.
Having every confidence in tho good
judgment of the electors of the city,
the matter of electing the aldermen, in
my opinion, should be left in their hands
instead of a slate being named by the
nominee for mayor.
And in supporting the above platform
I am absolutely free, being under no
obligation to any party, clique, or faction, and can therefore act independently to further the best interests of the
city at large.
Mr. Gething's platform is just
like Mr. Gething, to the point
and short, and has the ring of
sincerity, leaving one to suspect
that it aims to accomplish more
than he promises.
Mr. Gething is freeing himself
from business connections and
retaining only his property holdings, the same a9 any other citizen, by retiring from the firm of
Murdoff and Gething May 1st.
The Herald has not yet received a copy of Mr. Ellis' platform;
but he too is well known in his'
connection with the business life
of Prince (leorge.
Mr. (iillett'sand Mr. Porter's
platforms are more lengthy than
Mr. (iething's, but they contain
no more in their length than Mr.
(iething's short contract with the
As set forth elsewhere in this
issue, two questions are paramount for the voters to decide:
the name Prince tieorge and the
station site at (leorge Street.
Those candidates should be elected who unquestionably espouse
these two.
Any one of the four candidates
are no doubt capable of filling
the chair; but in this as in all
matters where a selection has to
be made and where only one can
succed, there must necessarily
come to the voter the question
who is the best man with the
best mind and the safest hand in
which to entrust the destinies of
the city.
A movement is on foot — and
we hope the candidates will put
the welfare of the municipality
before personal ambition — to
secure the withdrawal of some
of the candidates and the centering of the effort of election on
the candidate with the greatest
liklihood of succeeding.
The tlillette boom is the latest
to be launched, and his platform
is the longest in its promises and
declarations of what he will aim
to do.
As for the aldermen, there are
so many of them that it would
seem to the Herald that here too
it would be wise to select men of
well known business experience.
The first Council and Mayor
will not have an easy tenure of
ollice. It is a great honor, but a
greater responsibility. Many a
mayor, many an alderman, has
wished he had never aspired to
these offices. It were well for
all candidates to count the cost
before entering upon this all im-
Captain D. A. Foster has chartered the steamer Quesnel for
the season of 1915, of the Northern Lumber and Mercantile Co.,
and will make the first trip of
the season from South Fort
George Saturday, May 1st, at
7 a.m. for Quesnel. The Northern Lumber and Mercantile Co.
in Prince and South will act as
Capt. Foster's agents.
Local Talent
Achieve Big Success
The Princess Theatre, Prince
George, on Friday last was the
scene of one of the most successful amateur performances ever
witnessed in any community;
such is the general opinion of the
large and appreciative audience
that filled the theatre.
Three scenes were given by
the young people for the benefit
of the Presbyterian church: a
one-act musical comedy entitled
"Trial by Jury" by Gilbert and
Sullivan; "The Glow Worms," a
musical production, and what
was described as 'a screaming
farce,' entitled "Poor Pillicod-
dy" — which turned out to be all
it was called. Added to the entertainment were several very
pretty dances by the Misses Wilson, accompanied on the piano
by their mother, Mrs. P. E. Wilson.
To speak of any particular part
| as exceptionably rendered is im-
i possible, except that in these
performances some of the artists
must take the longer and more
difficult passages; but the least
important parts are as necessary
to the success of the whole as
ithe larger ones. One of the
most talked of features of the
performance was the absence of
all hesitancy and breaks, testifying to the care and large amount
of work and rehearsal which the
participators must have given
unselfishly to the preparation.
The music itself in vocal and instrumental effects was faultless.
Mr. Magee was flawless as
judge in the "Trial by Jury" and
as Pillicoddy in "Poor Pillicod-
dy." Mrs. Radeck as Plaintiff in
the former arid as Sarah Blunt
in the latter also must be mentioned as rendering her parts
with great naturalness and pleasure to the auditors.   These were
Price Five Cents
Steamer Quesnel Char- Canadians Fight and
tered by Capt. Foster;     Die Gallantly in Thickest
3   * of Ypres Slaughter
Ottawa.- From information to
hand, the war is pressing close
home to the Canadian firesides.
In the conflicts of the 22nd, 23rd
and 24th, twenty-one killed ancl
fifty-nine wounded was the toll
of Canadian officers. Among
those killed are Lieut.-Col. Hart-.
McHarg, commanding the 7th
batallion from Vancouver; Lieut-
Col. Arthur Percival Birchall of
the Canadian permanent staff,
and Lieut.-Col. Russell Lambert
Boyle, of Crossfield, Alberta,
commanding the 10th Batallion.
The list is still incomplete as no
Artillery officers are mentioned,
though a battery of Canadian flinch guns were taken by Germans and later recaptured.
The feeling of quiet elation
mingled with sadness on account
of the heavy casualty lists was
accentuated at the capital Monday morning by the graphic details of the gallant stand made
by the Canadian division in the
fighting north of Ypres. The
cabled descriptions and congrat-
messages from King
George, Sir John French and
General Alderson all go to dem-
ennett, Harrington and Harms,
also Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. McKenzie
and Miss Tuck. The Bridesmaids, Mesdames Wedeiru-yer,
Place, Harms, Johnson ancl Misses McLarty and Behm in their
pretty costumes and by excellent
and natural acting made a striking appearance, while the Misses
McLarty and Mclntyre and Mesdames Hox and Claxton as spectators, and Messrs Harms, Snapp,
Simpson, Belton, Stewart, Watson, Gregory, Williams, Smith
and Gordon as Jury completed
the picture. Such a jury has
probably never been known in
trials of such importance as a
breach of promise; in real trials i ulatorv
this jury would very soon rele-'
gate that ancient institution to
the scrap heap — as has been
demanded in various parts for
some years,
The costumes and "make-ups"
were very good, indeed. The
music by Kerr's Orchestra was
up to its usual standard.   All in „ ,^^___.^_^_^___^__,^_^__^^^^^^^_
all it was a very enjoyable eve- Brown in charf?e' amved frnm    The Hudson's Bay  Company
ning, and the audience departed Quesnel to"day, inaugurating thei having closed their Fort George
•   •• "--"> .first trip this year for the larger Fur Trading Post, the subject is
craft on the Fraser River, The, interesting at this time in the
| B.X. has been thoroughly over-; light 0f that Company's continu-
hauled in preparation and antici- j ed interest and holdings in the
pation of a successsul summer on | Dominion of Canada indicating
the River, when it is expected j that they are a very large el-
many tourists will avail  them-1 ement yet in the future of this
Canadians acquitted themselves
with remarkable honor and deserve the encomiums thrust upon
Loss Probably 1,000
Militia estimates based upon
the losses of the officers place the
total casualties among non-commissioned officers and men at
approximately 1,000 men. It may
be, however, that the nature of
the fighting was such that the
loss of officers was abnormally
London.—The second battle of
Flanders has begun. The English press pays generous tributes
to the achievement of the Canadians in the Ypres battle. Comments, while hearty, are cast in
a sober style, for it is felt for
one thing that Canada, while being proud of her army, will be
shocked at the cost in life necessary to accomplish the valiant
There is also the consideration
that the general position at the
front is still serious, and heavy
work for every section of the
British forces and their gallant
allies on the Flanders front lies
onstrate beyond a doubt that the in the future.
Steamer B.X. Arrives 'Hudson's Bay Company's
— Holdings in Canada
The  steamer   B.X.,   Captain] —	
Brown in charge,  arrived from J
feeling well paid,	
Many requests have been made
for a repetition of the program,
!and we hope the young people
\ will accede to the almost univer-
| sal request. Nothing so successful and so enjoyable has ever
before been given in the Fort
George District, and the young
.,     .       .    ,       .    .   .  .,     ■ people who took part in the en-
the  important parts; but they if Z        _A LU
u    . v       , . A tertainment deserve the expres-
would not have been as perfect   . ■    » . A.        ,
, ,. „        ,     ,f ,,     sion of appreciation and congrat-
and successfully rendered but for ulation v£fced on every hand at
the capable and excellent support. the successful outcome of their J trip to Quesnel and Soda Creek
in the minor parts of Messrs Ev- ] effort. m^mtm
selves of the river and auto trip
between Ashcroft and South Ft.
George enroute to or from the
Panama Exposition at San Fran-
The Company's 1914 Year Book
which has just been issued contains some interesting  figures,
j tomorrow (Saturday)
6 o'clock.
morning at
War Despatches of the Week.
Movements all along the line so long predicted for the
Spring seem to be under way by the Allies.—Persistent reports of heavy losses coming in.
April 26th.
London.— West Yyres Canal,
taken by the Germans on Friday, was retaken today by
French-Belgian troops. Allies'
artillery replied very successfully along entire front to repeated
attacks, and despite heavy winds
aviators made useful reconnaissances.
Paris.-- In Belgium, Allies'
counter attacks continue with
success. The Germans with two
Army Corps employed gases;
some of their projectiles that did
not explode contained large quantity of asphyziating gas. Considerable progress is being made
to the north along right bank of
Yser canal. The British troops,
despite violent attacks of Germans Saturday night, maintained
all positions.
In Argonnewe, captured German trench and two machine
guns, and prisoners. Action is
reported as most violent. Especially on heights of the Meuse,
Germans attacked with entire
division and drove the French
heartache to the conscientious
man, with the city's welfare
constantly before him, and the
many tangled and vexaiious
questions to be determined. Any
man might well tremble at the
back, but were completely driven
out by counter attack.
Petrograd.— During night of
24th and 25th, Germans made
several attempts to take Russian
positions in Kalwarya and Lud-
winow in Russian Poland, but
were easily repulsed, enemy fleeing in disorder. In Carpathians
Germans are increasing in volume the artillery fire along entire
front, apparently having brought
up fresh units. Attempt was
made by Austrians to retake Uz-
sok Pass, but were repulsed with
great loss,
April 27th.
May Aid Canadian Line to Coast
Development of business between Vancouver and Canadian
Dorts cn the Atlantic by a new
subsidized line of steamships is
being considered by the Dominion government. The data at
hand does not say just, how far
this plan had progressed. But it
had advanced to that stage where
it was cited as a reason against
the establishment of a Canadian
customs officer at New York.
cisco. j some of which are as follows:
The B.X.  will sail on  return i    Under the terms of the Deed
of Surrender and the Dominion
Lands Act of 1872, in the area
known as the Fertile Belt of
Canada, bounded on the south
by the United States, on the
west by the Rocky Mountains,
on the north by the northern
branch of the Saskatchewan
River, on the east by Lake Winnipeg, Lake of the Woods, and
the waters connecting them, and
estimated to contain 142,340,000
acres of land, the Hudson's Bay
Co. is entitled to one twentieth,
or 7,117,000 acres. Of this the
Company have sold 2,182,000
acres, leaving a balance of their
holdings at 4,935,000 acres.
The own or have holdings in
30 townsites throughout Canada.
They have general stores —
some of them the largest in Canada — in 14 cities, and 131 Fur
Trading Posts scattered as follows:
Labrador, 3; Quebec, 28; Ontario, 28; Manitoba, 16; Saskat-
enemy seem to have been considerable.
General disembarkation of Allied forces continues under good
April 29th.
The day on all lines has been
comparatively uneventful.   Germans and Austrians both on the
east and west endeavored to re
gain their lost ground but were
signally repulsed with heavy los-
- Severe fighting to' ses.
nortant venture.   It is a journey, -
the most hardy,  the most | responsibility and not too light-
capable can come through sue       ___„,_____________________________________,
It will mean many a | or alderman.
ly enter upon the office of mayor
northeast of Ypres continues.
Situation in general is unchanged, In the fighting of the past
three days very heavy casualties
have been inflicted on enemy.
Allies' losses have also been
April 28th.
Paris.—French troops have occupied Kumkalch, Turkish fort-   „^^^_^^_^^^_^_
ress on asiatic side of entrance I side and French on Asiatic.
to Dardanelles.   French infantry
and artillery was designed particularly for operations at this
point and was complete success.
Aided by  cannon,  French  under fire of enemy succeeded in
occupying village and continued
its    occupation   despite   seven
counter attacks at night support-
April 30th.
The Herman attacks have been
repulsed north of Ypres.
No further developments from
the Eastern theatre,
Terriffic fighting is going on in
the Dardanelles, almost incessantly since Sunday. Large forces of the Allies have been landed on both shores of the straits,
and others are following. British are operating on  European
chewan, 11; Alberta, 16; British
Columbia, 15;
ritories, 14.
North-West Ter-
Several lines of trenches have
been taken on European side
with about 1200 prisoners.
French have captured about 1800
men. Inside the straits warships had not yet penetrated beyond Kephas Point, but German
garrisons between Kalid Behr
and Cape Helles are said to be
3ut off by strong force of British
ed by heavy artillery.   500 pris-;    No loss of warships is known
oners were taken and losses to j to have occurred.
Unemployed Aliens
Word has been sent out from
Ottawa that it is the intention of
the Government to intern all un ■
employed alien enemies, and to
assist the Provincial authorities
in taking care of other indigent
foreigners. Arrangements are
being made to return many of
these unemployed to their native
countries, cable correspondence
having already been exchanged
in this regard.
Under the immigration laws
all new comers who become a
charge on the community within
two years of their arrival in Canada may be deported, and it is
expected that the great majority
of these persons will come under
this regulation, a weekly jot'r. ai. ok local general news, published
Eveiiy Friday at its Printing Office
in South Fort George.
Publishers anu Proprietors,
South Fort George, I!
FIJI DAY.   A PR] I.  30tii,   101
day ? After eight months of war
Paris, Warsaw and Calais remain
juncaptured by the  Huns,  and
Britain is intact.   Only poor, defenceless Belgium has been devastated.   The German  fleet is
j held as in a vice by the Grand
j Fleets, and her mercantile marine
J has disappeared from the oceans
Approximately 206 million dollars were spent last year on public roads in the United States,
according to statistics prepared
by the United States department
of agriculture. In 1904 the total
was only 79 millions, In nine
years,   therefore,   the   increase
Whatever tho platform of the
various candidates for mayor and
aldermen of the new city of
Prince George as to its financial,
protective, improvement, or educational  future,   may  be,   two
wise prepare approaches to it,
which   when   constructed   will
never be adequate, convenient,
things stand out at this time as|or add to the dvj(, beauty of the
but a continuing expense by
theG. T. P. and P. c. E. Station !aiul seas °f l'ie world. Their! has been over 250 per cent,
down in a swamp, under a hill, jnrst "ne army 'ias been virtually This awakening on the part of
far removed from the con veni-i destroyed — their losses of men 'the country to the importance of
ence of the people, where it will' being estimated at between two \ good roads has, experts say, been
cost more than $50,000eventually anti three millions, Their supplies! clue in great measure to the prin-
to construct grade and  other- |°f food and raw material and j ciple of state aid to counties and
munitions of war have been cut!other local communities.    New
off.   In sheer desperation they [Jersey began the movement in
AND ON EASY TERMS.        :: :: ::
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
L. R. WALKER, General Aeent.
its location,
congestion, and diffi-
of immediate importance, and
they should be impressed upon
the electorate and upon the candidates.
These are,  the  name  to  be;
Prince George and the Station |gjneers who are sai(,  to  have
Site to be at George Street.   The | recommended it, because we do
have been driven to a war of
piracy and murder- which correctly gauges the hopelessness of
their case   and an outraged hu-
culty for access to all the people jmanity cries aloud for their pun
of the city, present and future lishment and their disarmament.
We must disagree with the en
And what of the cost 1 In one ]
way and another the war must
already have involved Germany
1891 when it passed its state
highway law. Massachusetts and
Vermont followed a year later,
but for the most part the other
states were slow to move, ln
19ti4, only 15 had state highway
departments; today there are only six that have not. In 1913 the
individual states appropriated a
City Council should be elected! not believe it is their free iudo-- ■'in an expenditure of well over a j total of $38,755,088 to supple-
„i_,i 1   s_    a. ..._: tl ■'     s   l.i 2t     tn-. _ . _s..:t.__  ..  i i i  sis	
pledged to secure the station at ment
George Street, and the people' furtn'
should consider well the selection
of the name. j t~ prevent its building where it j fi*ht is otl'y about to commence.
Many reasons for the change kag ^een orc]ei.ecj by the Railway j Can she stand the strain of an-
but  a  forced  one,   and
der, we will continue to disagree and use all possible means
thousand millions sterling, to say
nothing of her loss in trade and
commerce.   And now  the  real
Commission, as  against  public
policy,  against the interests of
from Fort George to Prince
George have been cited. The
name Fort George will be retained indefinitely and very Jikely | dlec] gratuitously upon the public
for all time in the designation of jfor no g00(j or auffiajent reason
the new Provincial electoral district which is to be "The Fort
George District," taking in the
ther thousand millions, with the
risk of having, ultimately, to re-
immense territory of which the
Fort George Land Office, or Land
Recording District shall be the
official centre.
But that is no reason why the
city should be called Fort George.
The city is a thing apart brought
into existence by entirely different agencies, on a piece of land
apart from anything pertaining
to Fort George.
The name Fort George was a
Hudson's Bay possession, purloined by a Real Estate promoter
and as such belongs to the Hudson's Bay or to the various sub-
the people, and an expense sad-|C0UP Britain and her Allies the
whole of their outlay ? Of course
she cannot.
And what, too, of the European
situation ? Italy has already, for
practical purposes, thrown over
the Triple Alliance—and she will
We call upon the people of
Prince (ieorge to stand at this
time in support of a mayor and |
council,   pledged  to   fight   the, „ , „
iniquitous station site order of the ^suredly expect the restoration
Railway Commission, ancl 8ee( of her lout provinces, now under
that it is placed at (ieorge Street Austr'an ru]e' whether she comes
where the people want it, and inDwlth usu0r n0Tt'. .
that the city shall be started . But perhaps I have been get-
right, under its proper name- ^ a bit ahead of my subject.
Prince George 'The <luestl0n' after all> 1S not 80
  I much where shall we be after
tvnr  ui in   nn  -rn   n ! the war ? as where are we now ?
THI:  WAR   UP  TO   DAI fc. ! "Well, where are we? Would it be
  j very far wrong to say-mu'ehas
■ ment local expenditures.
At the present time there are
in the United States 20,841 miles
of roads improved either wholly
or in part by state aid. This is
nearly the mileage of the French
routes nationales, the system of
great national highways which is
the envy of every civilized nation. Of the 2,226,842 miles of
roads in the United States, 223,-
774 miles, or approximately 10
per cent are classed as improved.
To improve the remaining 90
per cent may well seem a big
job. It is, in fact, only made
possible because the work really
pays for itself. From material
gathered by the United States
department of agriculture, it is
now possible to prove not only
that good roads are a profitable
investment, but to determine exactly what dividents they pay.
These returns are of various
The war today reveals the monumental failure of a tyrant plan.
Already the Kaiser's vision glor-
! we were before ? Always, of j kinds. First and foremost is the
j course, excepting Belgium. Ger-! reduction in the actual cost of
I many is as she was—and so are! hauling, the plain fact that it
„__^^_,^__^___ ious has turned into a nightmare1 we !   whilst,   as  things   count, I takes less time and labor to haul
divisions sold and spread the wide I of quivering dread.   Nemesis .France U very little different, j a load over a good road than over
world over,  to designate certain j ric]eg before the gathering hosts' Russia is much the same—and a poor one.
ot the Allies, In the western Turkey doesn't count. Serbia, no j This explains the very remark-
theatre of war we are on the eve; doubt> has to a lar»e extent re"
of mighty developments, while to deemed her character-and there
the eastward the master strategy i .V°u are- And that is the net out-
of the Grand Duke Nicholas!come of e'£ht month's fighting-
pauses on the eve of dramatic! through seas of blood and tears !
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
MoBthlr aad weekly rain on ap.
Best of wines,
Lieiuors and cigars
Albert Johnson, pr.P.
Undertaker aod 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.
district lots cut up into city lots,
and should not be confounded
with a separate and entirely different section brought into existence as Prince George, and likewise sold far and wide-the real
city of the district.
Without doublt, also, as has
heretofore been argued in these
columns, the prefix "Fort" is
misleading, and harmful to financial standing, and sentimental
feeling of the investing public in
its securities. Nearly every city
of note that has started off with
the "fort" prefixed orhasatsome
time or other in its earlier history
been known as "Fort something
or other," has eventually been
dropped or otherwise named
something entirely different.
We feel sure that the people of
Prince George, in the name al-
possibilities. In the neck of the!AncJ of the annihilation of those
Dardanelles the guns of the Allies' squadrons sound the glories
of a feat of arms which will only
have begun with the fall of Constantinople and the final expul-
thousands of millions of capital
and the sacrifice of those millions
of human lives. Well may we
ask the meaning of the words
Christianity and civilisation. Well
sion from Europe of the hated | may we cal1 uPon God to appor-
Turk. With bated breath, the! tion the awful responsibility for
world witnesses the apotheosis!this challenge of His scheme of
of sea-power.   The Balkans are! thinPs-   We can await His Jud«"
able rise in farm land values
which nearly always accompanies
road improvement. The rise is
not a fictitious one, of no benefit
to the man who wishes to farm
and not to sell. The land is more
valuable because it can profitably
be made to produce more. In
other words, the money that
goes into the road comes back
with interest from the land.
—Dry Farming Bulletin.
agog with eager expectancy, and
at any moment the Grand Alliance may be reinforced by the
armies of Roumania and Greece.
Italy, true to her historic conceptions of liberty, is arming for the
fray, and in every neutral nation
ment with composure.
ready well known far and wide, j opinion is rapidly crystallising in
and as such on the Post Office j favor of the Allies.
records, maps, plans, legal documents, agreements of sales,
deeds, etc., etc., wiil see to it
that the name is retained, and
that Fort George is relegated as
it should be to the outlying subdivisions where it belongs.
But another reason still is that
the Hudson's Bay have another
"Fort George" a fur trading
post, in Canada, on James Bay.
Province of Quebec. There is no
call for two places of the same
Canada's Beauty Crystallized in Fine Exhibit
"Mon Dieu, e'est beau, ca,"
"Si e'est, ca, t'ies pas fiere de
ton Canada, toi?"
("How beautiful this is.   And
man laves a woman and likes a
A woman loves a dog and likes a
Plenty of sons loaf around and complain because their fathers didn't do
These impressive  phenomena  .
are not the outcome of diplomatic' does not its being so beautiful
intrigue. None of the Allied | make you proud of your Cana-
(lovernments has stooped to da?")
cajole or intimidate an indepen- These phrases couched in the
dent nation. Such forces as may, quaint ancl homely idiom of the
gather to our aid will come freely j Quebec habitant crystallize, as it
tothe defence of freedom. By were, the homage of admiration
her gross violation of internation-! that is being paid by visitors at
al right, followed by the cynical j the Panama-Pacific exhibition to
repudiation of every article in the the Canadian exhibit,
civilised code of war, Germany j "They were standing side by
has contrived to array against side," said Mr. A. I. Goodstone,
name, and further let the Hud-j herself every force in Europe a Vancouver barrister, who has
son's Bay retain their fur trading! which makes for liberty and right- just returned from a visit to the
"Forts" if they want--their nee-1 eousness, and if (and I am not great exposition, "a middle-
essity is fast disappearing. There | certain that it i.« so), as Napoleon aged French-Canadian and his
is no nore need of stockades, \ declared, the moral factor in war; wife. It was inside the large
port hole?, fear of Indians, and ! is to the material as three to one, building which is representing
the people of Prince George are then the doom of the Hun i.s ir-j Canada as Canada has never been
in no such danger that they need revocably decreed. It remains
to be protected by a "Fort, "or merely to execute judgment. Alto give the outside world, partic- j ready the foe betrays the frenzy
of despair.   One panicky expedient succeeds  another,  but  noj
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    power at the disposal of the Teu- \
loans,   possibly  to  erect  more, ton can loose the throttling grip
stockades, iof the British Navy. The lies thei
As to the Station Site, the earnest of ultimate victory. The
Herald has fought consistently I Jolly Roger is no match for the
aid hard against the placing of j White Ensign, Against the legit-
OU R Telegraph Oflice at Prince
(Jeorge is now open for bu.iinees.
All telegrams for Prince George
ami Central Kort (ieorge will f-o
through thiB oflice.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
Victoria Hotel
(Formerly Grand Union)
Third Street     -     South Fort George
Hot ind Cold Water Baths
F.C. BURCH Proprietor
ularly foreign money markets,
the idea they are only a mere fur
trading post, when they ask for
1 represented before.
What a Girl Gels.
Courtship : Autos, Bonbons, flowers,
Nice two-dollar shows,
Loving looks and golden hours -
That's the way it goes.
Marriage : Street cars, picture plays,
Now und then u tiff,
Cooking, scrubbing all her days-
Goodness, whut a diffl
Letters sealed with white of an egg
cannot be steamed open.
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Cone and give us a call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
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, Georgo
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, ancl
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.
N. H. Wesley,
Specialist inj. arm Lands and Prince George Lots.
. .ENT   FOK
Phoenix Assurance Co. of London
Liverpool and London and Globe of Liverpool
British American Assurance Co. of Toronto.
Pioneer Real Estate and Insurance Agents of the Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
Phone 57. van) a LW5UH.
Great Britain imported 51,786,-
915 bushels of wheat from Canada in 1913. She also imported
9,360,000 bushels from Russia,
2,050.987 from Germany, 804,533
from France, 201,653 from Roumania, 265.843 from Austria-
Hungary and 76,533 bushels from
Bulgaria, a total of 12,759,949
bushels that will have to be made
up. There was a decrease in
Russia's exportation to Britain
7,000,000 bushels in 1913 compared with 1912, and of 24,000,-
000 compared with 1911. In 1913
the United States supplied the
United Kingdom with 80,013,879
bushels, an increase of 32,000,000
bushels over 1912 and 43,000.(100
bushels over 1911, while Canada's
increase in 1913 over 1912 was
only 1,177,000 bushels. Great
Britain's total importations
reached 229,580.865 bushels.
Great Britain imported 14,245,-
000 bushels of barley from Russia
in 1913, 3,240,533 bushels from
Roumania, 5,208,700 bushels from
Turkey in Asia, 832,066 from
Germany, and 622,533 bushels
from Austria-Hungary, a total of
24,148,833 bushels. Canada supplied 5,977,533 bushels and the
United States 10,355,567 bushels.
Great Britain's total importations
amounted to 52,358,245 bushels.
Great Britain imported 9.173,-
459 bushels of oats from Russia
in 1913, 11,273,459 bushels from
Germany, and 2,008,765 bushels
from Roumania. a total of 22,454,-
683 bushels. Canada supplied
7.734,588 bushels and the United
States 4,723,814. Great Britain's
total importations of oats were
59,829.950 bushels.
Surely the foregoing figures
carry their own moral to Canada,
The success which has attended the first shipment of halibut
to the British market from the
great fishery grounds of British
Columbia, to which Prince Rupert is the most accessible great
ocean railway terminal, will not
only gratify those interested in
the growth of transcontinental
traffic by the new Grand Trunk
Pacific route, but should also
serve to emphasize the enormous
extent of the undeveloped fisheries of the Dominion and their
value to the Empire as well as to
The 47th annual report of the
Department of Fisheries at Ottawa just issued shows that the
total marketed value of all kinds
of fish, fish products and marine
animals taken by Canadian fishermen from the sea and inland
lakes and rivers during the fiscal
year ending March 31, 1914, a-
mounted to $33,207,748. This
value falls short of that for the
preceding year by $181,716, a circumstance accounted for by the
sock-eye salmon run in Northern
British Columbia having been
smaller than usual, and there
having been a decrease in the
value of halibut in that year.
The total value of the sea fisheries was 829,472,811, and of the
inland fisheries $3,734,937, the
former being an increase of
$157,039 over that of 1912-1913,
while the value of the inland
fisheries decreased $338,755.
There were 71,766 men employed in fishing, on 1,992 vessels,
tugs, and smacks, and 37,688
boats; while 26,863 persons were
engaged in the fishing industry
on shore in canneries, freezers,
fish houses, etc. Of the total
86,486 were engaged in the sea
fisheries and 12,183 in the inland
fisheries, The number of gasoline boats used in the industry
continuous and promote development.
P'ew Britons as yet sufficiently
realize what it must mean to the
future of the sea fisheries of
Canada that she possesses in the
coast line of her Atlantic Provin-
| ces (of course, Newfoundland as
an independent Colony is not included) a coast line of over 5,000
miles, not including small bays
and indentations, while on her
Pacific coast, in the Province of
British Columbia, owing to its
numerous islands, bays and fiords
(which form safe and accessible
harbors), she has a sea-shore of
7,000 miles. A still more unique
asset of Canada, as compared
with any other country in the
world, is her 2,200,000 square
miles of fresh water in great
lakes, rivers and streams, stocked with many species of excellent fish foods.
The value of the fish catch for
the fiscal year 1913-1914 by Provinces was as follows:
British Columbia, 813,893,980;
Nova Scotia, 88,297,626; New
Brunswick, $4,308,707; Ontario,
$2,674,658; Quebec, 81,850,427;
Prince Edward Islands, $1,280,-
447; Manitoba, 8606,272; Saskatchewan, $148,602; Alberta, $81,-
319; Yukon, $68,265.
In the year Canada exported
to the United Kingdom $127,356
worth of fresh salmon, and canned salmon valued at $5,436,772,
or more than one pound per head
for the entire population. Canned
lobsters, valued at $1,024,897,
went to British markets, but the
fresh halibut exports almost all
1 went to the United States; it is
in the growth of exports from
Canada of this latter item as the
Prince Rupert fisheries are developed that the British fish-
eater may most benefit.
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Back Yards and Vacant Lots
The Empire's Call To Feed
The farmers aro responding in their thousands to the call of the
Empire for greater production. They have realized that every bushel
raised means a bushel more for export to Britain ; that this is one
way of displaying patriotism. With favorable weather, Canada's
crops this year will be thc greatest in her history-far greater than
any of us thought possible a year ago.
Now, to round out tho 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 stun". Every pound raised, remember is
anothor 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 are easy to follow
and make success practically certain, even to those without experience. The best methods of cultivation for the following vegetables
aro fully described :--Tomatoes, Onions, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Celery,
Melons, Watermelons, Cucumbers, Squash, Pumpkins, Carrots, Parsnips, Beets, Turnips, Salsify, (or Oyster Plant) Raddish, Peas, Beans
Corn, Kgg Plant, Peppers, Spinach, Lettuce, Parsley, Sweet Herbs.
Asparagus, Rhubarb.
You 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
sl reel, become the possessors of rich red blood, strong lungs, alert
minds. Identify yourself with the national movement. Be a grower.
Send for tho bulletin nnd 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
City and town councils, hoards of trade, charitable bodies, women's
clubs, horticultural societies, civil improvement leagues, and other
organizations working for the common good can accomplish a great
deal locally hy identifying themselves with thc 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 tho
institution of a genuine up-lifl work. Vegetables and flowers will
make better citizens.
This Department has formulated a plan telling how the various
civile organizations may be brought together to further this worthy
aim, and giving suggestions how to launch nnd carry on the work to a
successful issue. Write at once for the form of organization and get
your community properly starteil in performing its share of "Greater
Canadian No ''ff ■£?■ 0t,   r .
Publications  .inch, Carolim Dcpt. ol Apicullurc, Ollawa. Canada.
Department Of Ploase send me  Bulletin, entitled "The Vcg<
table Garden."
■ ' ; Name	
Ottawa, Canada.      Address        	
Town or City  Prov.	
"When the Creator had made all the
good things, there wi* still some dirty
work to do, so He made the beasts and
reptiles and poisonous insects, and when
He had finished He had some scraps
that were too bad to put into the Rattle
Snake, the Hyena, the Scorpion, and
the Skunk, so He put all these together
covered it with suspicion, wrapped it
with jealousy, marked ii with a yellow
streak and call it a KNOCKER.
"This product was so fearful to contemplate that He had to make something to counteract it, so He took a
sunbeam and put it in the heart of a
child, thc brain of a man, wrapped
these in civic pride, covered it with
brotherly love, gave it a mask of velvet
and a grasp of steel, and called it a
BOOSTER ; made him a lover of fields
and flowers and manly sports, a believer in equality and justice, end ever
since these two were, mortal man has
had the privilege of choosing his associates "
Knicker—How big is your boy ?
Bocker-He takes a ten-year-old suit
and a four-year-old car seat. He averages seven.
It is wrong to lie but there arc times
when a lie looks better in print than
the truth.
Over 22'>,000,000 gallons of water are
consumed in London (Eng.) every day.
German National Ideals.
i The whole Empire must be
brought to realise the nature of
the evil against which we have
taken up arms. The Teutonic
blood-lust, hidden under the veneer of hollow Kultur, has again
burst forth unchanged, in spite
of its repression. The same cold
brutality and grossness of the
old Germanic tribes is seen in the |
brief and matter-of-fact accountsl
of pillage and butchery recorded
in the diaries of German men and
officers. The proclamations of
their funerals, the official orders
of their staff, the thorough
and systematic efforts to destroy
the evidence of their wrong-doing
by bullet and fire, prove their
guilt beyond question or extenuation. There must be no false
sentimentality in this righteous
war to free Europe now and for
ever from threatened despotism
of the shameless and blood-stained Hun,
I am one of the few individuals
who are predicting that we are
now witnessing the beginning of
the end of the European conflict,
and that the month of June, even
if it does not mark the technical
finish of the war, will find hostilities suspended pending discussion of the terms of peace. I do
not profess to base this view
upon any special expert military
or naval knowledge. I suppose
no man of equal experience and
opportunities has accumulated a
more profound store of ignorance
upon such matters than have I.
As regards the implements of
destruction, I assume that both
sides are equally well equipped •
just observing in passing that
the only difference between them
is that ours has the larger quantity and also possesses the bigger
cash reserves for the purpose of
providing reinforcements of supplies. I also, of course, bear in
mind that, as the greatest sea
power in the world and with the
assistance of the fleets of our
Allies, we possess a preponderating influence in the decision of
the conflict. But putting all these
considerations on one side, I base
my view upon the operation of
economic and physical laws.
When a war is costing nearly
$75,000,000 a day, has already
cost upwards of $10,000,000,000,
and has involved the sacrifice of
3,000,000 men; and when some
20,000,000 human beings are more
or less concentrated within a
comparatively limited area, with
the warm weather approaching—
such a state of things cannot
long endure.
Germany is estranging the
whole world—she has no real
friend. In August last she sprang
the war upon the world in the
belief that with her millions of
fully-trained and equipped men
she could overrun the Continent
before the other great powers
could mobilise sufficient forces to
resist the onslaught of the most
numerous and highly trained
fighting machine ever created.
This overweening confidence was
but a repetition of the arrogant
conceit which prevailed in the
Prussian army after the exploits
of Frederick the Great, who may
be regarded as the originator of
the "blood and iron" policy.
But when they met a military
genius like Napoleon their col-
lapaewasnot only complete-it
was ignominious. And now they
have to meet not one, but several
Napoleons, working together
with all the resources of a world-
empire at their back.
Austria has had about enough
of it, and Hungary will soon be
in revolt against the present dual
control. Turkey is about to be
finally wiped off the map of
Europe; our huge Egyptian army
will be liberated to co-operate
with Russia; the Dardanelles and
the Bosphorus will be free to
convey corn to our shores and
ammunition to Russia; Serbia
and other Balkan States will soon
be in full action; whilst in the
western theatre Kitchener's new
army—perhaps under his own
command—will, with our French
Allies, and at any cost, be driving the enemy from its trenches,
out of Flanders, out of Belgium,
and across the Rhine. And something else will be happening on
the seas.
-H. Bottomley, (Editor of John Bull)
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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. Ha.
G. E. McUUCHLIN, Sccretirr
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Architect and Civil Engineer
Temporary Office :
Corner Vancouver and Eighth Streets,
Fort George, B.C. Victor in. B.C.
F. P. Burden. Mir. F. C. Gri_n, Mir.
Nelson. B.C., A. H. Green. Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gril EifiMtri, Dwu_m IB. C. Laid Sumy«j
SurveyB of LandB, Mines, Townsites. Timber
Limits, Etc.
f||   G. T. P. R.   |J|
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-35 p. m.
Weat 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 Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,,        8-45  ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays and Mondays 8-00 a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District PttSfenffer A. -let,
Winnipeg, Man,
A homekeeper? Ah, yes, dear heart
and more-
Kecper of hearts for those love
gave to me.
Upholding weary hands that else
might fall,
Smoothing a little hend upon my
A homekeeper am I; this is my task:
To make one little spot all
and warm,
Where those so bruised and beaton
by the day
May tind a refuge from the night
aud storm.
Gladly I serve-love makes the serving sweet;
I feel no load-love makes thc
burden light;
A happy keeper, I, of home and
hearts ;
Serving, I reign-a queen by love's
own right.
-Florence Hadley.
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
South Fort George.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired.  Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. the appointment of If. E. A. flohin-1    The many friends of .Mr. I.ot ..hart M'1'111"'  '"""-''  :IIV   |},.'ef ""* .°"
son, a prominent attorney  of Van- of the   Roval   liarik,   Soulh   ^Empire Doy (May  m*> ft; Kl"3"
couver, as resident County Judge at Clcorge  hnmrli, will learn  with re-  KllW   lla"  ,or •vmn' benef, Be
Prince (ieorge for the new Electoral gre| of his transfer.    Mr. Loekhart jsure and il" '■,'""' t0 '"' ,nado lmp'
Distriet of Fort (leorge.   This  is a was the  longest   in  service of the W; »   »   #   *   *
long    wanted   appoint ment,   ancl Royal Bank staff in the district, and
those who have met  Judge Robin-1 was a  popular and  capable hank |    The   l>miM,"M   Nmvs. Stands  0I!
sou   advise that   his appointment
will surely meet  with  the approval
of the people as in every  way fitted
for tlie difficult   duties of the office
of Judgeship,
Judge Robinson is a  son of the
late Mr. Justice A.RockeRobinson,
employee;making many friends in Ge0I«e Strcet' Prllice Ge01'8e; i,ml
this section. He was a hearty sup- Hamilton Street. South FortGeorge
porter of tbe South Fo.. GcwgeFireN'e your 1I"I",' Newspapers, also
Department, ancl was prominent in Magazines,   Cigars,  Cigarettes and
th,. Hockey, Football, I  Baseball Snuffs.    Vou will find there, too, a
teams.  The best wishes of the com- complete  line  of  Stationery.    We
munity  for bis continued  success|"re up-to-date in everything.
eef the Supreme Court  of British accompanied   Loekhart  on his trip Tm': l>ANAMA News ('n-
Columbia,  and is a   native son of to Vancouver, last Saturday night. »   #   #   »   »
this Province.    He  bason  several #   »   #   *   # Mrs.   I).   A.   Foster, after an ex-
occasions been appointed to conduct tended  trip to the   coast   arrived
public enquiries and other quasi ju-     Commencing Sunday   next,  •'"'. ,,„„„, thi. U,,,.L
dicial proceedings, all of which he time  "r   Evon,n8   '''•'■v,'r  a(   bM .
conducted with  credit and success. Stephen's Church (Churcl !_>g-
1 land), will he 7-30. Sends Order to put on
'thousands of Men
tf     *     *     *     #
Telephone Service Notice.
. . Many of lhc foreigners recently      ..  ,,,. ,.      , ,
,       , . Sir Ihonias shaughnessy   lias re-
.-, ,,        , ,   ,e    ni i       ed   lev  tin1 (iciverniiieiit   have ue- ..      ,   . , .       .
loinnienemg  May   1st, the lele-j ; t ,    ,, hevcd the unemployment situation
very materially by issuing orders to
the officials of the Canadian  Pacific
i        l-i s  i?_ s n        I parted and the number is gradually
phone Exchanges at  rort George '      . b
and Soutli Fort George, will open
{rowing less and less.    The news of
Prince (ieorge Exchange will open
at eS o'clock a.m. ami close at 12
o'clock midnight. Patrons in Fort
George and South Fort (leorge,
wishing to communicate with Prince
(leorge, between the hours of 8 p.m.
and   midnight, can do so hy using
the intended action of the Dominion
Government to deport aliens and
intern natives  of countries  at   war
,. I - ,    ., 1 , .   I  lllie   lllll   iliie  i[   ,li   llieu   \i,   m.-   , rim,,,,,",, . , , c
for business at 8 a.m. and  close at! , ,. . Railway to put on thousands of men
, •, ,   c     i        'i-i    '(eoveriiini'iit   to deport  aliens   and . ,     ,. ,   ,     ,
h p.m. daily, except Sumlay.    I lie , ,        _.__,,        on   track construction   and   track
with the Empire may have' had
some influence on their moving
from the distriet.
Court Next Week.
Judge Calder,  of  Ashcroft   will
gangs. Three thousand new men
will thus receive employment on
the' western sections of the ('. I'. li.
On ami after June 1st, the G. T.
the  public  'phones located  in the arrive in town on  Monday, to hold L
For. (leorge Hotel, a.   Fort George, L term of Court commencing May 4. R  ,S ™   n°w. ™Tlg ^'i
ami  the  Hotel  Norllicn, at South ***** '      weekly between Pnnce Rupert and
,. ... ,, ,„ Vancouver,   will  make three  trips
1'ort (ieorge. .       ,     .    ( l
_    ,      . .      .. .,   . there will  lei' a liaptism (service per week.
Sunday hours  for all Exchanges   , ,.      ...      .      '.      ,    ,     , "
will hell a.m.  to  12 noon, and  4 |at Knox Preshytenan ( huivh, South to 8 p.m.
The  following  rates  for  'phone
rental will go into effect .May 1st.
Business Phones : ;    ,,       ,,,       ,.,,    ,. ,.       c
.1    Harry t lose ot the lormer lirm ol
Private hue  -    -    S5.IN) per month  /-«„      ,    ,, , ,   ,.
,,   ,   ,. J,., ,„,' Close A-   Brown, returned    rom an
Party hue    -   -   $,!.0()       ,, '
,, ,, extern ed trip to New   _or_:iiit   tie
Residence Phones : „„      ,   .
,, •   ,   ,. fl.) nn si   east, ou Ibursdavs train,
Private line -   -   8.1.0(1 per month !
Party line    -   -   $2.00       ,, ....   *
'ort  George, on Sunday morning,
May 2nd.
Varieties of Grain
For British Colombia.
A discount of 10 per cent, will be!    Mr. it Mrs.   Albert   Johnson  re-
allowed on all  'phone rentals,  if u„.neU   (rom   Vancouver   on   this
same are paid on or before the llHb „,„ , ., ,    .....      „
of tbe current month, instead of at *«k strain via Ennee Rupert.
the end of the month as heretofore. | »   .   *   »   »
'j    Acting Chief Constable McGuffie
In Bulletin No, 81 of thc regular
series issued by the Director of the
Dominion Experimental Farms and
entitled ''Division of Cereals, Summary of Results, 1914," Dr. Charles
E. Saunders, Dominion C'erealist,
recommends the following varieties
of grain for the province of British
ELECTRIC W.. LIMITED. '    ,    b """w  ""'""au*° vlw"', wiVTFP   W1TF \T — Vl,„,•!.•_,•
c At«aiilita«:«-itli nine  witnesses will  leave  for      "I*™*   W IIEA1. - Kharkm
  Clinton   on   the   B.X.   tomorrow 10l' Tlu'ke>' Red (especially where the
MMTIH'C WIUPI1IIUPI) DUDPPnillT    Imomintt to attend the trial of ran ^nter is iri'h  Egyptian Amber,
MARTINS VANCOUVER PAPER QUIT    |Deusen [,h;u,ge(1 with mtJhloriug h.sDawson>s Golden Chaff; the  last
The Evening Journal, a Liberal
paper launched by Hon. Joe Martin
has suspended, Its 43rd issue was
its last. Its circulation has been
turned over to the World.
partner .1. Vermilion at chief Lake mentioned for pastry or biscuit flour.
last winter. Several other murder SPRING WHEAT. - Red Fife,
trials are on the calendar For this Marquis anrl Huron.
term of court. After the trial Mr. \ OATS.—Banner, Ligowo, for very
McGuffie will secure a two months sll0rt soasons m"'fair ,ail,,'aI1' l)rtU-
leave of absence and holiday. I lxM"'v i""1 Ei«h,.v Da*''
BARLEY—Manchurian, Odessa
and  Ontario  Agricultural  College,
The many friends  of our young Xo. 21, six-rowed varieties, Swedish
indications of an early opening bai'riste,'> Neville Montgomery, will Chevalier,   Early   Chevalier,   and
if navigation  on the   Yukon River !extend t0 hini. .lieRrt* good wishes [Canadian Thorpe, two-rowed   vari
Ice is Breaking Up in the Yukon
are reported in advices received from
the White Pass & Yukon route.
Exceptionally warm weather for this
time of thc year is being experienced
in the North, the ice on the lower
river has been practically broken up
and the ice on Lake Litharge is already too thin for team traffic. No
more, shipments will be accepted for
Dawson via the Lake, it i.s announced. It is stated that the steamer
will likely leave White Horse within
a week or two.
on his approaching  wedding.    An- eties.
nouncemonts have   been   received     PEAS.—Arthur Selected for early
advising that the happy event will ripening : Chancellor, Golden Vine
take place in Vancouver June 4th. and   Prussian   Blue,   among  best
Everybody loves a lover, but Monty j other varieties.
was   loved  by  the people  of  this!    Owing to the varied climates of
place long   before   bethought   of 1 British Columbia only a few general
joining the Benedicts. lisuggestions are here made.
During the year cheques to the total
of $90,000,000,000 were passed through
tae London bankers' clearing house.
In the  mutter of certain  hind to be
thrown open for pre-emption ut 9nolo.k
In the forenoon of May 18th,   1915, nnd
Rituated on the   South  Fork   of  the
Fraser River und on  the Cunoe Piver,
and in order to obviate the necessity of
intending applicants  waiting in line at
the Government office for four or live
weeks,  it Iihb  been   decided   by   the
Lands Department to issue to the re- j
Hpective   applicants   in  the order of!
their  priority,   tickets,   which may be |
obtained at the Government Ollice at 1
South Kort George, B. C.
On the 18th of May ut 9 odock the
Government Agent will proceed to call
each name und number three times,
and if the person to whom thut particular number wus issued fuils to respond, he will lose his priority and the
next consecutive number will follow.
K. A. Renwick,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lunds,
Victoria, li. _.
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,     f
Kodaks - Gramophones - Records
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot W
Phnnoc No> ' south fort george.
* «WU*B   No. 12 PRINCE  CEORGE.
Will Put Western Canada on its Feet.
Bi. crops and big prices will
put the western farmers on their
feet this year and provide an immense amount of money, which,
when it once gets into circulation
will revive general business all
over Canada. That is the kernel
of an interesting and informative
interview given by Mr. W. P.
Hinton, of Montreal, assistant
passenger traffic manager of the
Grand Trunk Railway and the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Mixed farming has long been
considered the salvation of the
western farmer but mixed farming requires money and plenty of
it. Mr, Hinton said that the
crops which will be garnered
next fall would provide this necessary capital for thousands ot
hard working tillers of the soil
and set them on their feet so
that not for years, if at all, would
another depression visit Western
Record TonrUt Travel.
Mr. Hinton declares of the
year's tourist travel through
Western Canada that it will reach
its high water mark in June. In
that month the eastern schools
and colleges will be closed. Hundreds of teachers will be released
and thousands of pupils will enter upon a vacation and so enable
their parents and friends to visit
the west with them.
Through travel will be exceedingly heavy all summer and a big
inrush is expected to develop in
the hinterland of this province,
particularly in the sections traversed by the Grand Trunk Pacific.
"Our building at the Exposition is already interesting large
numbers of visitors and seekers
of new home sites," Mr. Hinton
said. "The G. T. P. has a fine
system there of illustrating the
advantages of the new country
by moving pictures and a staff of
lecturers constantly engaged in
explaining and dilating upon the
advantages of that northern
Dally Train Service.
Asked for definite news of the
company's plans in this province
Mr. Hinton said that just as soon
as conditions warranted, the company would operate a daily train
service over its new line. It is
a very rich territory up there,
Mr. Hinton said, but its development will necessitate months and
years of effort. Many of the
young farmers of Iowa and the
Dakotas, the very best class, are
planning to settle in the new
country. The railway company
has established 4000 offices, and
although patriotism prevents it
from seeking immigrants from
the war-torn countries at the
present time, it is ready to handle
a tremendous tide of immigration
to Western Canada.
"Canada's welfare, we feel,"
Mr. Hinton continued, "is bound
up in that of Western Canada.
Good prices for bounteous crops
will put the western farmer on
his feet and keep him there,
Mixed farming will, when once
advanced, forever prevent a recurrence of any marked depression."
Boat Service Extended.
Mr. W. E. Duperow, of Winnipeg, assistant general passenger
agent on the company's lines,
gave the additional information
that 35 per cent, more acreage
was in cultivation this year than
before in the west. He knows
of many big parties—one of a
hundred families — coming to
Western Canada from the United
States. He said that the company will increase its boat service from Vancouver to Prince
Rupert to three boats a week and
three transcontinental trains
from Prince Rupert weekly.
Eastern Canadian newspapers
are sending out 100 young women
prize winners in a newspaper
contest, to British Columbia and
the big fair. The company will
establish agents in Alaska to bid
for traffic there. One hundred
tents are being erected in Jasper
Park to form a new city,
I'riotf George
.&» «>**
C. McElroy, Munuiror
Phone 11
S«nlh Fori Georgt
Bone Dry Cooking Wood
$3.00 Per Cord Delivered.
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding
Sash and Doors, Building Papers, Ready
Roofings, Wall Boards, etc.
Contractors & builders
Oct Our Estimates Free of Charge :: Jeib Work Neatly and Promptly Execute .
Phone 26
One encounters so much impudence I    u. S. Rear Admiral Peary says that
mowWBulfc      aCt road; in 100 years the United States Will rule
.', ...    all North America.   Oh, very well; we
The mere fact that a man has noth-; _,,,, _.f sa „,„»_„!„„ _„„v, „„„. ,, s
ing but his ancestors to brag on, won't! "«' n»' be *<™.W much over It by
keep him quiet. ; that time anyway.
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 SB Phoat 7 Phone as
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
If it's
You want,
Kennedy, Blair I Co.
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