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NO. 18.
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SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C. SATURDAY, JANUARY 11, 1913.
$3 PER ANNUM
Vancouver, B.C., Dec. 18,1912.
George Herald:
gir) j owr< considerable property in South Fort
I alwav8 v»k your kind advice; will you kindly in-
nu )J2?.port;irough your columns on the enclosed and
■i iionest opinion.   Is it really going to beat South Fort
If so, do you advise my selling out and buying in the
nwnsite?  They claim all the railroads will go there.
ing you, I am, yours, Charles Olson.
or to''
Deal
ibove communication is a fair sample of the several we have
J since full-page advertisements commenced to appear in
[f the coast dailies which insert any brand of advertising
paid for, concerning British Columbia latest townsite
"A Townsite Most Interesting" is the headline of the
dements appearing in the avid rags that publish the adver-
! this wonderful city of the dim and distant future.   We
kith Western Canada Townsites Limited, the concern that
be themselves sole owners of the property.   It certainly is a
sMOST interesting.    "Owners Are Not Avaricious" is
| prominent line in the full-page advertisement appearing in
• old News-Advertiser of Vancouver.    The News-Adverting the recent Herald-Hammond libel case at Kamloops,
ho much confidence in the integrity of the townsite pro-
Iho had paid it such pleasantly large checks that it accepted
J question a report of the proceedings for publication written
■of the townsite company's head yellers.
Idvertisements of Western Canada Townsites Limited leave
Jressed with the wonder and magnificence of the country
■seemingly resolves itself into a sort of Land of Promise in
Tt of which the unavaricious gentlemen behind Western
[Townsites Limited have subdivided one of nature's pre-
I townsites and have marketed it in lots 33x120 feet for the
: principle beautifully expressed in a sentence of the ad-
tient reading- "for the purpose of introducing and adverse townsite, as well as to enable husbands and bachelors to
ves and sweethearts a clear deed to good real estate on
las Day at a minimum cost."  Sweet evening breezes!
"townsite most interesting" is named by its promoters
(mon,  In selecting this name the promoters have not felt
i cumbered by any regard for tradition or for the ethics
ire applicable to the use of a name which suggests some-
Ihich is entirely non-existent either in the present or the
I "Fort" before a name in this country usually signifies the
\t at some time in the existence of that place a Hudson's
: was established there, and in this connection it is gener-
bgnized that the pioneers of the great trading company
I selected strategical points for their distributing centres.
ever was, in the history of Fort Salmon, a trading post of
jcription nearer than Fort George,   Fort Salmon is situated
pttle Salmon river, a stream impossible of navigation even
i for any material distance,    The maps accompanying the
; show no less than eleven railways running into Fort
i of which not one is even properly projected, and of which
■• not more than one can possibly pass through,
ere not concerning ourselves with the. absurd proposition
! received the above communication which shows that a man
jpstered titles in the most prosperous legitimate community
fort George district wished advice as to whether or not he
1 out his holdings and buy a few blocks of "Fort Salmon."
PENT AGENT
VISITC OLD HOME
nn-ont Agent Heme, the
official   who   so ably
Vs  the   administration
ft Smith    Fort George
Isday for a four months
I'" Europe. Mr. Heme
I that he has not enjoyed
Fry of a   holiday   for
Frs,   having   been en-
PurinK that time in sev-
|the government agenc-
"3 province. Mr. Heme
' the   Hazelton   office
fne strenuous   days of
lasted   land business,
IT lf the biK task of
■ w-ol'ort George agen-
1We transferred Barker-
r%* a   year ago last
• tone is a native of
I*,' , has not visited
Leo 'ntry for over twelye
III' , er,ne> w"o accom-
I Cnl hu^aH is one of
|?ol**Ws  daughters,
tri ;nglMnd for the fr*
Tri"? .Mr. Heme's ab-
i a8Tnald C- Randall
| as Government Agent.
ROYAL BANK OPENS
ON NECHACO TOWNSITE
The Royal Bank of Canada
opened a branch of their institution in the townsite up the
Nechaco River owned by the
Natural Resources Security Co.
Ltd., this week. This bank,
which a few months ago bought
in .the Traders Bank of Canada
are apparently preparing to
place branches throughout the
Northern Interior. Mr. H. C.
Seaman, the local manager,
left this week for Fraser Lake,
where, it is understood, he will
look over the ground preparatory to the opening of a branch
there some time during the
coming summer.
The visible supply of meat in
this town is about exhausted,
and unless someone comes to
Che aid of the town by bringing
in a shipment of cattle the old
days of ham and bacon will be
revived again. Pat Campbell, of
the B. C. Market, informs us
that he will leave for the south
shortly to drive in a band of
cattle.
BlLQCM^Di-STiacrlEl
The forms of the telephone
directory close on Monday next.
Advertisers an requested to prepare their copy as soon as possible.
The party of men who have
been at work on the clearing of
the rocks in Giscombe Rapids
came into town this week, the
work being completed.
The local Oddfellows installed
their officers for the year at an
extraordinary general meeting
held last Wednesday evening. A
banquet followed the meeting
at McGaghren & Thome's hall.
Mr. W. F. Cooke and Mr.
Russel Peden gave an impromptu banquet to the South Fort
George Hockey team and their
guests last Thursday evening.
Messrs. McGaghren & Thome
catered for the affair which was
vastly successful as a social
affair, the dinner being a$ excellent as those usually supplied
by the popular caterers.
The committee of the South
Fort George Skating Club announce that a grand Fancy
Dress Ice Carnival will be held
on the local rink on the night
of Friday, January 24th. The
committee are sparing no expense in the matter. Japanese
lanterns and decorative material have been ordered from the
coast by express. Refreshments
are to be served on the rink and
an orchestra will be in attendance. The date as fixed, will of
course be liable to change if the
weather conditions are not amenable to the occasion.
A new mercantile firm opening up for business here shortly
is heralded by an announcement
made that Messrs. Jermyn &
Bowles, who have taken a long
lease on the new Hilbert building will open a men's furnishing store on the premises within the next three weeks. Both
the partners are well known in
this section, Mr. Jermvn having been connected with the
Northern Lumber Company for
a considerable time, whilst Mr.
Bowles was a well known operator on the Yukon telegraph
line. The new firm will handle
men's apparel exclusively.
John 0. Williamson, proprietor of the Fort George Drug
Company, left last week for the
coast. Mr. Williamson left Edmonton on the G. T. P. survey
parties in 1907, working through the Yellowhead pass and
arriving in Fort George in the
fall of 1907 with the parties under Oscar Englund, one of the
district engineers. He was with
us when we started the old
Cariboo Observer in Quesnel in
1908 and he used to help the
editor count his money in the
palmy days of the land ad.
Since then Mr. Williamson has
entered the drug business, and
as proprietor of the local pharmacy is well on the way to
wealth, happiness and emoluments. Private business takes
Mr. Williamson to the coast,
and as he has not been on the
railroad since 1907 he was the
recipient of much advice from
b\s many well wishers regarding
the nature and habits of street
cars, aeroplanes, sneeze-carts
and kindred species. Mr. Neville
Montgomery, tTTe B. B. Osier of
South Fort George will meet
Bill at the train and steer him
clear of the pitfalls of a great
city. 	
MEETING TONIGHT
A special meeting of the Conservative Association is called
for tonight at 8 o'clock in the
fire hall.
NAMED "PRINCE OEOROE"
Following a request for definite information to lay before a
public meeting regarding the name of "Prince George," which
it was generally believed would be the name applied to the
Grand Trunk Pacific townsite on the old Indian Reserve, the
following message was received here:
J. B, Daniell, South Fort George, B.C.
Regarding your message of 80th December, "PRINCE GEORGE" is official
name of our townsite.
E, J. Chamberlin.
This settles all doubt as to the authenticity of the report
which has been current regarding this matter, and which is
given publicity for the first time in this issue of The Herald.
Prince George will be properly regarded as a sort of sister
town to Prince Rupert, as the same extensive preparations for
a beautiful townsite of permanent importance are being made
here by the railway company as those which preceded the
marketing of the Rupert site.
DECIDE TO RETAIN NAME OF SOUTH FORT GEORGE
The public meeting called to
discuss the progress of the question of municipal incorporation
held in the Empress Hotel late
last week, was an indication of
the progress of the movement,
and the unanimity of public
sentiment in favor of incorporation, as the meeting was entirely representative and enthusiastically in favor of rapid
progress toward the realization
of the movement's aim.
Mr. Patrick Campbell was
nominated as chairman of the
meeting, discharging the duties
of the office in his usual diplomatic and efficient style. Mr.
Campbell confined himself to introducing the object of the
meeting, calling upon J. B.
Daniell to lay before the meeting that information which he
has gathered during the progress of his -work towards securing municipal incorporation,
entrusted to him by the Board
of Trade and citizen's meetings
of South Fort George.
Mr. Daniell prefaced his remarks by explaining his position in relation to the movement, stating that he had advocated the movement through
the columns of his paper, and
that he had subsequently been
asked to furnish data regarding the work together with
others of a committee. When in
Vancouver recently the Board
of Trade had wired him asking
him to push the work through,
and he had placed the matter
in the hands of the law firm of
Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge to
have the task completed. The
proceedings as defined by the
Municipal Incorporation Act,
which Mr. Daniell read, have
proceeded to the point where
the petitions to be presented to
property holders were,ready for
circulation. These petitions represent an assessed valuation of
about 1205,000.00 Owing to the
fact that a great many property holders had failed to register their deeds in Kamloops,
the speaker explained, it would
be undoubtedly necessary to issue supplementary lists after
future registrations to make up
the necessary value which the
act provides must be represented. The deficiency in this
matter, however, he explained,
was not of great proportions,
as the lists now ready for circulation represented most of the
improved property within the
confines of the proposed municipality, Mr. Daniell showed the
reason for the fact that there
had been advertised and thnt
the documents bore a proposed
name of "South Prince George"
applying to the proposed municipality. He explained that this
name had been submitted by
him to the attorneys, and that
his reasons for this action were
in consideration of the fact that
he had it on reliable authority
that the ' Grand Trunk Pacific
townsite on the Indian Reserve
here was to be named "Prince
George." The proposal led to
considerable discussion at the
meeting, several gentlemen objecting to the alteration. Mr. W.
F. Cooke of the Northern Lumber Company, stated that the
change would demoralize business through the mails here,
and until the fact of the G. T.
P. townsite going on the market under the name of Prince
George being clearly defined, he
protested against the change.
Mr. Cooke's views were supported by Mr. William Blair. It
was finally moved that the
question be left in abeyance.
Chairman Campbell asked for
other speakers after Mr. Daniell
had laid his information before
the meeting. Several gentlemen
spoke briefly on the subject,
endorsing the movement and
expressing the general sentiment that it should be rushed
to completion. It was suggested
that as considerable work had
to be done in connection with
the movement, a committee
should be appointed to take the
work in hand. The following
gentlemen were thereupon appointed: C. E. McElroy; W. F.
Cooke; John Monro; H. B.
Close; J. B. Daniell; John Cn.'m
pbell; H. C. Seaman and Al'.e. t
Johnson.
A strong feature of the meet
ing was the  absolute lack <r
position to   the movement,
spite of repeated requests froin
the chair for some expressions
of opinion   against   Municipal
Incorporation none were forthcoming. It is urged upon property  holders   having titles to
their lots to    lose no time in
registering their   titles   in, the
Kamloops registry office.
The committee appointed by
the public meeting to undertake the work of promoting the
movement for Municipal Incorporation, called a public meeting last Monday tr decide
the name of the proposed municipality. The name "South
Prince George" introduced into
the incorporation proceedings,
was abandoned after considerable discussion in favor of the
old name, South Fort George.
The concensus of opinion at tho
meeting was that the proposed
change of name would serve to
further complicate our already
badly mrxod-up mail delivery
system here, but tho opinions
expressed go to show that the
town will stand ready to make
whatever changes may be expedient in the miitter ofiftjnpw
name when the deve,opment of
the Grand Trunk Pacific town-
site is an established fact.
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FORI GBHRE HERALD
PUBLISHED BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING GO. Ltd.
J. B. DANIELL. PBESID6N1
Devoted   to   the   interests   ol   Fort
Oeorge and tbe entire Northern Interior.
Subscription $3.00 a year.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
The oldest hardshell partisan
supporter of the McBride administration residing in the Fort
George district will be willing to
admit that the government appears to show reticence towards
the inception of such progressive
measures as present conditions
would justify for the facilitation
of government business, and for
the convenience of the public
generally, in this rapidly-advancing territory. We support the
administration from honest convictions, yet we believe that
honest criticism of such shortcomings are in the very best interests of the community.
"New British Columbia" is the
title given to the Northern Interior region by the provincial government in the booklets of their
information bureau. If present
conditions will warrant progressive changes in the administerial
affairs that affect "New British
Columbia," then how great is the
justification for such measures
when the future is taken into
consideration.
In the matter of the registration of title, for instance, documents must be forwarded from
the northern country to Kamloops on the C. P. R., where for
years past a land registry office
has been looking after the affairs
of a territory as large as an empire, and in spite of the fact that
the larger part of that territory
has graduated from a wilderness
into a rapidly settling section being developed by a transcontinental railway, no changes have
been made towards the facilitation of the land registry business
and the people of this section
have to secure registration of
their important documents and
titles from a place six days distant in travel from Fort George,
and from an office that is congested with the ever-increasing
business of this huge territory.
That this matter is a serious inconvenience was exemplified recently when search of registered
title as a statutory provision in
the proceedure for municipal incorporation revealed the fact that
the percentage of registered
titles in property held here is
very small.
How futile must always remain
the influence of the press upon
the public—in comparison to the
enormous influence it could command—as long as the vain, ranting hypocrites and the vicious,
snarling jackals of the profession
continue to issue their sheets, the
world over, in which the blind
attack or the studied praise of
some party or policy forms the
permanent excuse for their existence. That sort of journalism
is not calculated to lend itself to
good influences, peace of mind
or progressive conditions, yet
year after year one may pick up
some particular publication and
find spread upon its pages the
ravings of a mind that has become deranged by morbid concentration upon some subject on
which the writer has become"*
monomaniac.
Down in Vancouver there are
several examples of this condition, notably in the absurd attacks focussed upon Attorney-
General Bowser by our old friend,
the townsite promoter's journalistic handy man who edits the
Saturday Sunset. Thia editor
chafes under the knowledge that
Bowser is proving himself to be a
bigger and more capable person
every day. Because the attorney-general refused to jail a
crowd of chalk-faced prostitutes
who had been committed owing
to a quarrel between members of
Vancouver's municipal government regarding the segregated
area, the Saturday Sunset and
others of its ilk proceed to fall
over themselves in spasms of invective directed against the attorney-general. This is but one
instance of such conditions; sometimes the monomaniacs fall foul
of each other, whilst neither try
along practical lines to accomplish any specific service for the
public they are supposed to serve.
And so our boorish old friend,
William Blakemore of the Victoria Week, monomaniac on the
subject of the immaculateness of
the McBride administration,
comes in for a horrible "roast"
from the pen of the monomaniac
on the subject of Bowser in Vancouver. These "influential" journals will continue to lie and rave
and publish hypocritical balderdash about any subject that will
support their monothought, until
someone butts into the offices
and smashes them between the
eyes, or other strenuous measures
are taken to promote peace and
harmony, and get a change of
program for their long-suff Jring
readers.
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estimatis Submitted.
The temperature lately has
endeavored to keep people indoors. This is excellent weather
to purchase mercury.
Times are dull. George has
gone to California; "Gyp the
Blood" will soon be shocked
to death with his pals, and the
dynamite   conspitators   await
their fate. Ah me!
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John A. Fraser, M. Pi. P. will
now breathe easier. The Fort
George Tribune, satisfied that
he is not connected with this
journal, is no longer insisting
that he resign his seat in the
legislature.
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Our efforts to make a Prince
out of this town are not yet
appreciated Even in the event
of a change, however, we want
the public to remember that we
stayed with "Fought George"
just as long as we considered,
we were serving their best interests by so doing.
Captain Foster, who is in
charge of the work of blowing
out the rocks in the Hudson
Bay Gardens, a point in the
river about 5 miles below here,
was a visitor to town recently.
Captain Foster has had much
experience in the clearing of
channels in the Fraser river,
and stated to the Herald that
there will not be much trouble
experienced at the gardens
after his gangs get through
with their work. The trouble,
he states, at this point, which
caused so much trouble to the
steamboats last fall, is that for
a distance of about 300 yards
the river bottom is covered
with large boulders embedded
in solid clay. These boulders
are now being blown to pieces.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-lst, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a. m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m. —
Rev. R. H. Isaac. Williams, Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
Fresh   Beef
ffICBU   Mutton
Meats   and
mmmmmlm     Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
Fort George B.C. y%°^&L Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
OihfMtm, DmiiiMiB. C. U»s Suneysn
Suroyiof Lands, Mines, TownsiteB, Timber
Limits. Etc.
'i"a"ii"->"A"Av,>.v»v,,s?,-y''''VA''
I Do you contemplate r<
A       BUILDING?       I
4 Then investigate our workmanship and R
tA ■ get our estimates k?
J       DANFORTH & M'INNIS      I
3 Contractors i Hamilton and  R
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'A and Builders
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A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.    South Fort George
P. A. Landby J. H. McGreoor J. F. Timpleton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
British   Colaanbla   Ira*   ■arrayon
Land Agent* Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA.
B.C., P.O. Box 162. Phone (84.
McGregor Building, Thiol Street, SOUTH FORT
GEORGE. B. C.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
The Northern lumber & Mercantile Company, Limited
W. F. COOIE. tm. IUSSEarlDEM,Viei,Pm. Q. E. MeUUCHUN, Sewn,
NOTICE! To Railway
Contractors and Men
We have extraordinary
low values to offer in:
Woollen Gloves
Winter Caps
Mackinaw Shirts, Pants
and Coats
Top Shirts, Underwear
Don't Forget Our Celled
Exclusive Lbs:
Carhartt'sOveralls&Gloves
Campbell's Clothing
Hartt's Boots and Shoes
measure
As usual
our Lumber Yards are
complete in Dry
Lumber
Our logging crews are now busily en-
gaged in
preparation for next season's cut of the
most superior Fir and Spruce in
tlb district
Oats for Sale, 10c per lb.
Operators of Str. "Quesnel"
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
SECOND
street Company ymy
South Fort George
The accompanying plan shows
accurately the
position of Lot
483 to the Grand
Trunk Facile
Townsite.
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BRIDGE.
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Profit at Pikes Within the Reach of All
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LOT 483, situated at the eastern end of the projected railway and traffic bridge and within one mile of
the Fort George G. T. P. depot and terminal yards.
It is the choicest property in the district and the
best buy on the market today. Then why buy 25-
foot lots when you can get 11-2 acres for half the
price and within closer radius of the G.T.P. depot.
hi [tfciiilfci Apply to Owners: Box 1, South Fort George, B.C.
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iii OLD CARIBOO WILL
"     BEUVELY AGAIN
The Barkerville gold fields once
unonatimedrew the attention
he world towa^theremote
ittle hamlet perched 8500 feet
te,ea level in the heart of
Jcariboo. That there .8 yet a
reat future for the low-grade
operties and for the richer deep
ggings of that section is the
lion of all the experienced
iing operators of that section
}eachA. Laselle, president of
he Northern Development Co.,
vho floated this townsite, one of
he most successful mining operas of that section, looks forward with confidence to a big
esumption of mining activity in
hat region with the advent of
iheaper transportation.
' John Hopp, the most extensive
mentor of the Barkerville country, told the writer some time
Lo that the Barkerville fields
till some day produce an aston-
khing quantity of precious metal
Speaking of the gold country
,i which he has spent so many
rears, Mr. L. A. Bonner, of the
Mboo Consolidated Goldfields,
[tated to a Victoria exchange re-
>ntly: "The days of hardships
re not yet over in the Cariboo,
Ind the men who own mines
.iere at the present moment are
laving a very sorry time.    To
et food or commodities of any
[ind into the camps, stuif hu to
i dragged, driven or carried
lore than 280 miles from Ash-
if t over a road which Mr. Bon-
t laughingly described as being
rougher than any man's life."
[here is a freight of seven cents
er pound on anything that comes
i, and until that is considerably
ssened the mining fraternity
lerecando nothing but wait,
>r it ii impossible to make the
ie pay with a demurrage of
,.t sort against one.
Mr. Bonner is connected with
ie Cariboo Consolidated Gold-
slds Co. and has 120 men in his
iploy.  He said:
'You can imagine how our re-
lurces are being drained while
e wait. We lost nearly seventy
mti per diem on each nan
.rough the food—sheer loss. We
we these six-score men work-
g for us, the lowest wage being
iur dollars per day. And all we
»n do is to wait    I have been
siting for the past ten years,
[siting patiently for a railroad- -
■r until the railroad makes its
ipearance, there is nothing to it
2 all—absolutely nothing. If we
[ere digging straight diamonds
could never pay with 7 cents a
and freight up against us.
'Yes, there is a great future
r- Cariboo, a future which it
ould be hard to overestimate.
[nave waited these years in hope
"at has never failed, because I
'ow that we must make good.
18°on as the railroads open, as
[°n as we can   get   freight
pugh at a reasonable rate
N we shall go ahead so fast
«you people down here will
see us for dust."
I»!lan!ining man whoiiin
IJ   ilKreat wganixationi in
ift ¥' Bonner WM »*ed
Im the feeling amongfinancial
T.MMt?wwd8 fcitbh Coram-
l»"amining province,
"is attracting great atten-
ly'-,!" the ^hesitating re-
K whe" the country
2?-outmorethe«wui
S^'^'nvestmentsmade
\*& A.f,!ica"Poetically
KwTtham^n8rpointofviw-
Ue, nh. abor *»**" ™&
lve. °\ tJransportati°n they
r  »W«t deal of difficulty in
paying dividends, and mining
men are beginning to look askance
at Africa. British Columbia is
the place with a future as a mining province."
wanderers; dinner
The Wanderers' dinner, held in
the Fort George Theatre Thursday evening, 2nd, was distinctly a
successful affair and one which
should lemade an annual feature
of the festive season here. The
enterprising promoters were undoubtedly gratified at the success
which attended their efforts, for
a more enjoyable evening than
that spent by the large cosmopolitan gathering would be hard
to imagine.
The main floor of the theatre
was crowded to capacity with
three long tables, each of which
seated about forty. These tables
were filled twice. Mr. John Mclnnis, the well-known local Socialist, was prevailed upon to take
the chair, which he filled with
that peculiar good taste which
characterizes his public speaking.
The banquet opened with a toast
to His Majesty, and many other
toasts appropriate to the occasion
were drunk and replied to by the
gentlemen present. The one regrettable incident was the absence of Mr. A. Forrest, to whose
energy and organization the
Wanderers' dinner owes its inception and continued success,
for Mr. Forrest was unavoidably
detained. Senior's orchestra
rendered excellent music and accompanied the many vocal selections which entertained the assemblage during the evening.
Two four-round sparring matches
were also staged which assisted
greatly towards the success of
the evening, which, together with
a clever monologue and the vocal
talent completed the evening's
entertainment
HOCKFJ GAMES
in favor of South Fort George.
Frank O'Flaherty, one of the local
team's cleverest players, was
playing with a partly crippled
arm, an injury sustained at the
game here on Christmas day, this
fact weakening the South Fort
George team considerably. The
play was hardly of the gentlest,
and Referee McLaughlin put several of the players off the ice for
short penalties during the game.
The excitement was intense
throughout, and the "rooters" in
the gallery filled the air with the
tumult of their cheering.
The next game will be played
here tomorrow, 12th inst, and
if won by the home team the cup
will be theirs, three games out of
five winning the trophy,
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The moat modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
SO Cents
Short 0i*m'<SpeeUlt7
Mas. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton'and Third
South Fokt Gborob.
A large crowd gathered in the
gallery of the big covered rink at
the Nechaco townsite last Wednesday (week) to witness the
second game in the series of
hockey matches for the Northern
Lumber & Mercantile Co.'s cup.
South Fort George was well represented in the camp of the opposing team in the spectators'
gallery. The game started at 8
p.m. and from the start was a
swift, exciting game of hockey.
The opposing team did a lot of
effective work, but the defence
of the Red Sweaters proved too
much for the Wasps, and tie
game ended with a score of 6 to 4
=THE=
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
Mtf
AIL order:
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
Jolin A, Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUK BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber suid Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
Robert Spiuks
Pointing and Paperbngmg
South Fort George : B.C.
Advertise in The Herald
Occidental
Hotel
QUESNEL
B.G.
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Columbia.
I  New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
2 All outside rooms-large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES S2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for room. Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPIIBB, Proprietor
ICW-^^^w'^
WESLEY & WIGGINS
REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Landa,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Acreage— Garden Tracts
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
raw^
cd Roberts, Jones & Willson
mtnwmmmWt.   iinm.   a.j.sawn-ffiusos, As**.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Fan Und*. Gardes Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claim. Valuable tern lots.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. tet^^1!*
J
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "E R I N" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Ofces: Hamilton htm, Seats Fort George: Central Aran* Fort Georfe, B. C
J
f AMERICAN PLAN
Hotel 1
Corner Hamilton & Third
EXCELLENT CUISINE
orthern
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.60 and 93
Moatfclj aad weekly rates •■ application
BMtof wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, pre*.
J
McGAGHRAN & THORNE
Christmas Confectionery
A complete stock of Confectionery for the holiday season-OUR OWN MAKE.
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
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LOCAL AND DISTRICT
The Firemen's Ball will be
held in the Fort George Theatre on February the 4th. The
atkir is of annual importance
in the social life of this fair
young city, and it is to be
hoped that the attendance will
be as large as heretofore.
Professor Morris is looking
for a 140tb man to enter the
ring against George Allen, the
boxer who won a decision over
Jack Cronin in the Fort George
Theatre recently. Aspiring
boxers in Allen's class should
communicate with the professor
immediately.
W. L. Collins, Manager of the
Hudson Bay Company's sales-
shop at Quesnel, drove into
town this week on a business
trip. Mr. Collins came in with
Malcolm McNevin, the road superintendent, who has been absent in the south on business
connected with his department.
Mr. Collins states that the
Quesnel hockey team are anxiously awaiting the settlement
of arrangements which will enable them to meet the local
t^am here in competition for
the Northern Lumber and Mercantile Company's cup. Mr.
Collins hesitated to venture any
opinion he may have regarding
the outcome of such a match,
yet we gather that he is a firm
believer in the prowess of his
home team.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
Christmas
Cards B^___
ToU.tartic.es. Patent Medicine.       DrussUU'Sundr*      M^inea. Book,.SUtion.r    j
A superb assortment  has
arrived and inspection is
invited.
RS
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
THE GRAND1TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
An important announcement
in sporting circles reached us
this week over the long distance telephone line from Sam
Magoffin's construction camp,
to the effect that Sheridan, well
known locally as an athlete,
has accepted Savoy's challenge
to contest for the heavy-weight
championship of the Northern
Interior. Savoy knocked out
Pedanic, a heavyweight, at
Fort George on New Year's
Day and claimed the title of
champion. The contest will be
of ten or twenty rounds for a
side bet af 1500.00. Sheridan
will accept no portion of the
gate receipts as he has a very
enviable amateur record which
will not be affected by this contest. The date and details now
rest pending the covering of the
side bet by Savoy's backers.
LOWERY'S THEMES
North Coast Land Co. Ltd
General Offices: 619 to 634 Metropolitan Bldf-*, Vancouver.B.C
London Oflice:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL,         '•        -T      .        61,806,000.
\	
J
(Greenwood Ledge)
If you   want  to see Dante's
Inferno, just fill up on lobsters,
cheese, fried onions   and mince
pie before going to bed.
Judging from the way the
world keeps on building navies
it is about time Christ wandered back again to this mundane
sphere.
During the year that is just
closed we lost many subscribers
by death, and -nearly all of
them were in debt for their
paper. Their poor souls have
our sympathy.
In Texas they are putting the
professional gamblers in jail,
but not so in some parts of B.
C. In some towns in this prov-
ioce the local authorities permit
gambling, thinking that it
makes business moro prosperous. This is quite an erroneous
idea, as the prosperity that is
built upon the tears of women
and the curses of men cannot
be lasting.
The ministers of the gospel in
Nelson have issued a pamphlet
upon the social evil in that city
in which they display, at least,
a vast theoretical knowledge of
the evils and dangers of the
oldest profession on earth. Free
love is the only cure for this
evil, but tl*? world is not yet
far enough advanced to embrace
the true meaning of those two
words. When it does the mil-
lenium will be here, and the
.whiz of wings will be unceasing.
G. T. P. & P. G. E.
Railway Construction
Headquarters
will be on the Fraser River waterfront, adjoining South Fort George, with the opening of
spring. This spells good times in this immediate neighborhood. Buy a Lot this spring
while they are cheap, and take your profits in
the early summer.
Also 21-2 acre Garden Tracts close in.
Write for details.
Winter Schedule
Mail and Passenger Service
Stages leave the company's South Fort George office for Ashcroft, Quesnel and way points at 5 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays
The mail, passenger and express stages arrive
from the south on
Wednesday and Saturday Evenings
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
j
| 1836 |     Assets Excscd Fifty Mfflloi Mari     | 1912
The
Bank of British North America
Tour money la safer ln the Bank than tn your bouse or ln your
pocket. It Is not tied up. You can get tt out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.  Money Orders Issued.
I
F08T GEORGE BRANCH.
J. HDNRO, ACTING MANAGER {
The Northern Development
Company. Limited
403-404 Carter-Co      Building
VANCOUVER, B.C.
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which it united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED I860
Capital paid up     -     • $12,400,000
Surplus     - 11,400,000
Total Assets -     -  179,900,000
Head Office     -       .       .       -     Montreal, Que.
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
000
WE make a specialty of Fine Commercial Job
Printing. Our plant is the most modern in
Central British'Columbia, and our prices compare
most favorably with Coast figures. Your orders will
receive our best attention and will be delivered
promptly.   No job too big, none too small.
WE EXCEL IN TWO-COLOR PRINTING,
TIE FORT GEORGE HERALD
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done. 	
Camp stoves
LASELLE AVENUE
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
City livery, Feed «&
Sale Stables
I. A. WHITE,
PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
WILLOW RIVER
THE ONLY TOWNSITE REGISTERED AS WILLOW RIVER
at the junction of the FRASER and WILLOW RIVERS, on
the main line of the GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY
and on the PACIFIC & HUDSON'S BAY RAILWAY, at
the entrance to the great PEACE RIVER COUNTRY, will
be one of the IMPORTANT CITIES of INTERIOR BRITISH COLUMBIA as it possesses, at its very door, all the
NATURAL RESOURCES which go to the building of big
and important COMMERCIAL CENTRES.
Write today for maps and printed matter giving full information.
Pacific Land & Townsites fompany, limited
517 Pacific Building - - Vancouver, B.C.
L. M. Bower, Local Representative.
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