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Fort George Herald 1915-09-24

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VOL. 6, NO. 3.
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Price Five Cents
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Hunters, Prospectors and Home-seekers Will Find Here
Everything They Require - < iood < iuides Can be
Secured, as Well as Supplies of all Kinds.
Situated at the junction of the
Fraser and Nechaco Rivers, the
valleys of which lead to the best
hunting districts in the interior
of the province, Prince George is
the natural outfitting point for
big-game hunters, as well as for
those responding to the lure of
the yellow metal.
A fine new wagon road connects the city with the Willow
River country and a good trail
leads from there to Bear River.
In the valleys of both these rivers good bear, moose and deer
hunting can be had. Grizzly bear
can be found along the upper
waters and on the lower mountains between the river valleys
cariboo abound.
Sixty-eight miles from Prince
George, up the Fraser River, one
reaches the mouth of McGregor
(north fork) River. The trip to
the mouth of this river can be
Stuart River drains Stuart
Lake into the Nechaco River.
This is one of the largest and
most beautiful lakes in the interior.
All the lakes mentioned teem
with fish and here trout are at
their best. This lake country is
not so good a game country as
the other districts mentioned,
but still deer are fairly plentiful
and bear can be had by climbing
the mountains.
Willow and Franklin Orouse
are plentiful throughout Central
British Columbia and are easily
The best of guides can Le secured in Prince George, white
men as well as Indians. Despite
the fact that there is something
romantic and pleasing in being
guided to good hunting grounds
bv an Indian guide, the wise
hunter, in search of a pleasant
made by launch or canoe, or train \ tlme> fr«> from the petty worries
Well-Known Men From Prince (ieorge and Other Local
Points Leave For Victoria to Enlist in
Popular Sixty-Seventh.
This wonderful photograph of the sinking Arabic was taken by
Professor Still of Purdue University while the lifeboat was drawing away and at a moment when the boats were in danger of being
sucked down.
can be taken as far as Hansard,
at which point the railroad touches the Fraser, and a short run
down stream brings the canoeist
to the mouth of McGregor River.
The tributary branches of this
river reach into the heart of the
northern Rockies. Canoes can be
used for a distance of nearly 75
miles, which takes the hunter into some good moose and bear
country. The first 25 miles of
the river, at which distance a
canon occurs, is dotted with innumerable islands, with sandy
beaches, (iood goose shooting
can be had here in October. The
entire river is exceptionally beautiful, the lower reaches are quiet
and afford plenty of cheerful
campsites. A climb into the hills
and mountains along the upper
branches of the river will reward
the climber with views of mountainous country rarely equalled
anywhere. This section of the
New West is little hunted and
primitive conditions exist. Indians, on their fall hunting trips,
will be met with. This adds interest to the trip, and the outsider in search of new fields to explore will do well to bear McGregor River Valley in mind.
Some choice hunting can be
had on Dome Creek, Ptarmigan
Creek, and Goat River, in the
upper Fraser Valley. These
points can be readily reached
from Prince George by railroad.
The Nechaco River drains more
lakes than any other river its
size in Western Canada. These
lakes extend to within a few
miles of salt water, and are extremely beautiful in their setting,
Francois Lake is 70 miles long.
Eutsuk Lake, practically unknown, is as long and considerably larger. Ootsa, Natalkuz,
and Cheslatta Lakes are each
over 30 miles long, while a host
of smaller lakes from 1 to 25
miles long are to be found dotted
here and there. These include
Fraser, Tsinkut, Noolki, Cluculz,
and Bednesti (big fish) Lakes.
of an incompetently managed
camp, will rely upon a white man
for guide and canoeman. Reliable canoemen, thoroughly acquainted with every part of the
interior, can be secured, here at
reasonable rates.
Prince George stores are up-to-
date in every respect. Full lines
of guns, rifles, ammunition,
clothing and outing supplies, are
kept in stock, and prices are no
higher than elsewhere.
This is a comparatively new
country and one that is destined
to become famous as an outers'
playgrounds The hunter or camper in search of new and pleasant
fields to explore will do well to
bear the Prince (ieorge district
in mind.
Alexandra Hotel
Will Open Soon.
Prince George's Fine New
Hotel Nearing Completion.
Will be Most Up-to-date
Building in North Country.
Heavy   Fighting
on   Western  Line
Bulgarian Troops.
Mobilization of
Don't throw away your
old reading matter, especially magazines and illustrated
papers. There are many
places in the city where
these are very welcome. By
leaving anything you have
in this line at the Herald
office, we will see that it gets
into the hands of deserving
The building of Mr. J. H.
Johnson's fine new hotel, the
Alexandra, marks the latest, and
one of the most important steps
in the building up of Prince
George, The new building is
located on Third Avenue, at the
corner of Brunswick Street, has
a frontage of 60 feet and a depth
of 110 feet, with full basement.
The interior decorations are very
pleasing. All walls are plastered
and tinted, and the woodwork is
of finest grade coast fir.
In all, there are 54 rooms, all
outside rooms and all with hot
and cold water. Twelve rooms
have private baths in connection.
A fine large room on the second
floor will be used as a ladies' sitting room, while off this room is
the ladies' parlor.
On the ground floor are the
large hotel sitting room, a finely
appointed dining-room, with separate tea-room, private offices,
kitchen and bar. The latter contains the finest fixtures ever seen
in the north, without exception.
Cuban mahogany was used in
constructing the bar and the
work was specially done in Chi-,
cage A tiled lavatory opens off
the bar.
In the basement will be a large
wine cellar and a well equipped
billiard and poolroom.
Mr. Johnson is showing  his
confidence in the future of the
city in a concrete
great credit
LONDON.-The keenest interest is shown in the continued activity along the Bulgarian frontier. Complete
mobilization of ths Bulgarian Army leads to the belief
that developments of importance will take place shortly.
WASHINGTON. - Berlin government states that
orders have been issued toOerman submarine commanders
not to destroy American merchantmen, which have loaded
conditional contraband, even when the conditions of international law are present, but to permit them to continue
their voyage unhindered, if it is not possible to take them
into port.
PARIS. -The Allies have started a deadly and unceasing pounding on the (lerman front. With the large
increase of the supply of munitions it is now possible to
keep up a continuous artillery fire along the whole line.
In the past artillery fire has been followed by infantry
charges, but under the terrific bombardment now carried
on by the Allies artillery charges are not always necessary
as the the deadly artillery fire make3 most of enemy positions entenable.
PETROGRAD.-The most important development of
the week from the Russian point of view Was the masterful retreat from Vilna of the large Russian forces centred
there. Von Hindenburg's trap was again avoided and
during the retreat the Russian armies inflicted heavy losses on the Teutonic forces.
If every place in the Empire
sends as large a percentage of
men to the front as Prince George
has already done, there will be
no dearth of fighters. The following list includes the names of
those who have enlisted here
since Lieut. W. F. Cooke left for
Victoria with the first detachment :
Walter H. Crocker, George A.
Baurle, Leonard Beesley, H. G,
Peters, Harry Chapman, Richard
Jordan, W. H. Sward, J. Glass-
ford, J. W. Desjardines, John B.
Westover, Anthony Harper, P.
H. Kennedy, H. W. Payne, H.
V, Glassford and A. MacDonald.
A squad of recruits arrived
from Quesnel this week and left
on last night's train for Victoria.
These men are also joining the
67th Western Scots. They are :
Ernest Seeley, (acting corporal)
J. F. Stephenson, Lewis Jackson,
Edward Sandholm, W. Fletcher,
Frank Daly, W. Howry, James
Murphy, J. H. Jones, R. Norrie,
E. S. Carson, Walter Barlow, F.
S. Shepard, A Dugan, J. E. Graham, F. Turner, J. Scobie, J, J.
Donnelly,  Oeorge Johnson,   H.
Several Quesnel and Prince
George men will leave on a later
train for Victoria, as they were
unable to make preparations for
departure at present,
The above list includes the
names of some of the best known
men of the city, men who have
played a large part in the opening up and building up of this
community, and it is needless to
say that they will be sorely missed. The kindest regards of the
citizens of Prince George are extended to all her soldiers. We
can only hope that good fortune
will permit us to welcome them
home again in the not too distant future.
Deschamps and Steve Mumford. point.
Word has been received at the
local police headquarters that the
body of Martin Clarke, who was
drowned in the Fraser River near
the Fort Oeorge Canyon last
May, has been found at the Big_
Bar on the Fraser, many miles
below the scene of the accident.
Interment has been made at that
Thoroughbred Stock
For Local Ranch.
The well known Haggith-Gunn
Ranch, located a short distance
from the city, is becoming a fine
stock farm. Some fine registered
stock, cattle and hogs, are being
purchased by Mr. Gunn, who is
making preparations to supply a
part of the big local  demand.
Stock-raising will become one of
the chief branches of the agricultural industry in Central British Columbia.   The  country  is
particularly adapted to the raising of stock of all kinds.   The
natural pasturage assures abundance of feed during the summer
and fall seasons and  all  feed
crops   thrive.    Practically   all
meats and  dairy  products  are
shipped in from outside points.
Eggs, milk and butter bring exceedingly high prices the vear
round, and the supply is wholly
inadequate to meet the demand.
This evening's show at the
Dreamland Theatre includes a
fine two - part Selig feature,
"Living Flame." A good Edison
comedy "Nearly a Widow" will
also be shown.
An exceedingly fine programme
iis announced for next Monday
and Tuesday evenings. "A
Daughter's Strange Inheritance"
a good Broadway star feature, a
gripping screen story, will be the
Careless Driving.
manner and
is due him in this
Auto drivers should exercise
care if they expect to receive the
patronage of the 'local citizens.
Several cases of carelessness
have come to light of late, and in
one or two instances too much
intimacy with the inebriating
draught has all but resulted in
serious accidents.
Great credit is due Road Superintendent Snell for the fine work
done this summer on the roads
throughout this district. From
Prince (ieorge to Willow River,
a distance of over twenty miles,
a fine road has been constructed.
This road is in good condition
even for automobile traffic and
reflects creditably upon the good-
roads campaign being carried on
throughout the province. The
farmers along the road and those
who depend upon it as their main
highway of travel are loud in
their praise of the good work
done by Superintendent Snell.
"On the Field of Honor.'
"What's become of Bill ?"
"Oh, he opened a store"
"Doin' well ?"
"No, doin' time ; he was caught
at it."
y-law No. 25, which empow
ers the city council to borrow
$10,000 from the Royal Bank of
Cantda for street grading and
other city work, was passed and
adopted at the council meeting
this week.
lhe publishers of The Family
Herald and Weekly Star, Montreal, are making a strong bid
for that beautiful picture, full of
pathos, entitled "On the Field of
Honor." It is assumed the publishers of the Family Herald have
in mind using it as a presentation plate. If that is so there is
a great treat in store for readers
of The Family Herald and Weekly Star this autumn. In past
years The Family Herald of Montreal has been noted not only for
the wonderful excellence of that
journal but for many beautiful
pictures it has presented to its
readers. The Family Herald has
a name for succeeding in anything it undertakes, and we feel
sure if it is humanly possible to
secure "On the Field of Honor"
J that the publishers will succeed
in getting it. "On the Field of
Honor" is attracting widespread j
attention in Europe.
Why not get up one of thesej
days before it is too late and see
a genuine September Morn ?
Stork Visits Prince George.
Mf. & Mrs. W. H. Thorne are
the proud parents of a daughter,
born last Tuesday evening. Both
mother and child are doing well,
If theft could be eliminated
from the list of crimes which retard the progress of the race the
attitude of man towards his fellows would be materially different. Several cases of thieving
have come to the notice of the
police of late, and it behoves
everyone, in order to safeguard
his property, to resort to the
padlock method of safety.
There was a time in this district, and the statement holds
true in most pioneer districts,
when locks were unnecessary,
A man's cache was sacred, and
its molestation was a criminal
offence. If a canoeman cached
an extra paddleor an iron-shod
canoe pole, to be used at some
future time, he was sure of finding it where he left it.
The Indians were inherently
honest. The white man introduced theft, and strange it is
that in the wake of civilization
there invariably follow the vices
which cause so much misery
among men.
It is very disheartening, when
a man has worked a large part
of the season in order to stock
his larder for the winter, to return to his home after a short
absence and find it rifled of
everything of value. The settlers
in the outlying parts of the district would do well to safeguard
their property as much as possible, being careful to place as
little temptation in the way of
possible thieves as they can, and
in this way there will be a lessening of the trouble,
The Herald goes into the
homes of the people. It is
the aim of the management
to make this publication a
necessity. Of this issue 500
copies are being circulated.
Our advertising rates are
low and an advertisement
in the Herald will produce
;.','*< Per Year, in Advance.
To the Untied States 12.00.
AH communication." should be adriresseH to
The HeraM. Prince George. B. C.
R. R. Walker.
Managing friitor.
territory served by the Pacific
Great Eastern Railway is proving
very popular this season with
big-game hunters from many
j parts of the continent, who are
loud in praise of the facilities by
which  thev mav, within a few
It will be interesting to watch
what will come of Turkey's threat
to make a separate peace with
the Allies unless Germany declares war on Italy.
What are the American people
to think of these Huns ?   What
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th,  1915.1 hours   after   leaving  the   coast kind of game is the Berlin gov-
" cities, reach the heart of one of ernment playing with the Wash-
the best hunting districts on the inKton government? The thought
1 for duplicate Certificate of title .No.
26429A issued to Knut Mellem cover-
1 ing Lot Twenty-Seven (27)  Block Fifteen (15)   Map 649, Townsite of Fort
(ieorge, (McGregor Addition).
Mt is mv intention  at  the expiration of
j one month from the date of first publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of title covering the above
lands to Knut Mellem unless in the
meantime I shall receive Valid objection
I thereti in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Office,
Kamloops, B. C. this 27th day of April:
Competition is the life of trade.
This is undoubtedly true in commercial circles. Legitimate op-
position puts the governing party
on its mettle and better legisla-
ti m is the direct result. How-
over, when it comes to a matter
of civic development the harmonizing of opposing factions and
their united effort are the only
paths to success.
continent. The Lillooet country
is the home of the Big Horn.
Deer are numerous at many
points along that part of the line
already completed, while along
the completed grade in the interior of the province moose and
bear are plentiful.
must begin to persist in the mind .A
of many an American that wheth- .,t
er by studied design or by extremely curious accident, Germany is by a series of actions, ■
making his country look foolish i—
in the sight of the world,
Are ships torpedoed  by mistake,  and are sincere explana-
D. 1915.
C. H.
Disti'ict Registrar.
THIRD   TRANSCONTINEN- tlons antl apologies made ? Orare
TAL.-The  completion   of   the shiPs sunk deliberately and sham
new Canadian Northern Railway apolo. ies offered in  the expectation  that no matter how mani-
N.H. Wesley
It is doubtful if any eommuni-
tv has suffered more from petty and the inauguration of a pas- , - .
itlonal controversy than   has senger service gives Canada her ^^ ȣ* tl\ Sole Agent fOY  the
the  Fort  George  district.    For third   transcontinental   railroad
years   opposing  interests   have ancl 's t'ie
operated for private gain and
general welfare of the comm
ty as a whole has been
will be accepted eagerly   by
latest achievement in nation that is determined to re- MILLAR Portion
ithe the national undertaking to pro- main neutral under any conceiv-i
.lv,Iluluni. vide a system of transportation able provocation, affront,  or in- 01 THRCe keOYg*
'neglected, capable of handling the enormous, Jury that ma>' be Put uP°n lt-
Prince   George   is   today   the trade developing in the dominion.
nucleus of a corning city of im- ~
portance. In the short space of THE WHISTLE. - Considerable
a year and a half a small city has agitation is.noticeable at present
been constructed, with electric;in many of the large cities in relight, well graded streets, an ef-:gard to the nuisance caused by
steam whistles of various kinds.
While just as ambitious as the
older cities
Courtesy counts for success in
business anywhere.
ncient fire system, police protec-
tion,  ami  in short,   everything
that makes for comfort and pro-folder cities  when  it comes to a
gress in the lives of the citizens, question of keeping up with the
.Mayor Gillett is untiring in his times,  Prince (ieorge extends a
efforts to give the city every as- hearty invitation to all
sistance possible and it must be
iiermany and Austria mourn
the loss of 465,000 men as the
price of their invasion of Russia.
To take Petrograd at this rate
will end the war.
Special inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything.
jiee jiime ro
THE price of choice farm-lands is lower
today than will be the case when financial and world conditions once more become normal. The careful buyer of good
property during this depression will realize
a big profit. The man in search of a
home, where success is assured, will find
his opportunity here and now.
We own exclusively some of the best
pieces of agricultural land in the Prince
(Ieorge district and are offering some exceptional bargains.
Write for our free illustrated booklet
or call at our George Street office for full
R. R. Walker, General Agent.       CEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
Fort Geor .e Hardware
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phone 12, Prince George. General Repairing.
remembered that without the cooperation of every citizen the
best results cannot be obtained.
We are experiencing a period
of unprecedented depression.   In
Canada has 1538 publications-
sufferers 1 daily for every 10,000 families
from the proposed onerous legis- and a weekly for every 1.500 fam-
lation to locate here. The tooting iliesin the Dominion.
of the factory whistle will  be 	
The most popular novel in Eng-
Vsh, according to the opinions of
twenty - eight of the foremost
the newer districts the pinch is', That British Columbia is rapidly English and American novelists
sometimes more keenly felt than taking her place as the world's j8 "Vanity Fair," by Thackeray.
elsewhere, but a visit to other scenic wonderland is but the ack- Next in order come "Tom Jones,"
points and a careful study of ex- nowledgment of her right. A 'David Copperfleld," and "The
isting conditions, will readily con- distinguished  Australian  visitor Scarlet Letter."
vince the observer that we have states,  that in his opinion, the 	
nothing to complain of.    While majestic beauty of the new seethe world at large struggles in tions of the province now being
the tenacious grip of the forces opened   up   surpasses  anything     That the infantry of an army
of   destruction   and   humanity else to be found anywhere.   He is organized as follows ?
Garden Tracts
From 1 to 10 acres on
the Fraser River and P.
G. E. Railway within a
mile of town. Price and
terms on application.
Expre.« Carried on Steamer U. X.
South Fort George.
Wm. Somerton, Agent
stands aghast at the awful calam- refers to the Lillooet route on the
ity we cannot sit quietly back P. G. E. as  "the most magnifi-
and expect our path to be a bed cent,  from a tourist's point of
of roses, view, in the world."
dr province, so rich in varied [ 	
resources, faces an era of progress   hitherto undreamed   of.
Prince George is the centre of, ,  ■      ,
! surplus cash in  the money mar-
j kets of the United States augurs
The accumulation   of  so  much
one of the most promising sections of the province and   the.      , .     . , •
„f     , ,     .•     ,       .. . .,   ..     i well for the trapper this coming
natural location for a distributing!
and railroad centre of the great-
season,   Large European orders
A squad is 8 men under control
of a corporal.
A section is 16 men under the
command of a sergeant.
A platoon is from .50 to 75 men
under a lieutenant. >
A company is 4 platoons, 200
to 250 men, under a captain.
A battalion is 4 or more companies, under a major.
A regiment is 3 or more bat-
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
est importance. Study conditions
in an unbiased manner and this
must be conceded. What then is
the foremost duty of each and
every citizen ? To become a
builder in the truest sense of the
'I here are at present two organ
izations which have as their object the dissemination of literature and facts  regarding the
have been   filled   by   American talions, under a colonel or lieu-
manufacturers and the stocks of; tenant-colonel,
raw furs on hand have been al- i A brigade is 2 or 3 regiments,
most exhausted. This win-!under a brigadier-general,
ter promises to see almost as: A division is 2 or more brigades
great a demand for raw furs on ! under a major-general,
the part of American buyers asj An army corps is 2 or more
there has been in past years from i brigades supplemented by caval-
" European markets. j ry, fcrtj||ery. engineers, etc., un-
! der a major-general or lieutenart-
Trave, general.
Phone 103       George St.
Georges   and   the   surrounding ;over the lines of the Canadian
Pacific and Grand Trunk Pacific
railroads promises to remain good
for the next two months. The.
probability of keeping the Pana-
ma-Pacific Exposition open for
another three months will no
doubt stimulate traffic considerably. British Columbia, especially the interior, is at its best during the fall season. In addition
to the scenic wonders of the
province there is also the lure of
the big-game field.
country.   These associations are I
at present both located in Prince
George, and at times considerable
harmful opposition is in evidence.
This should not be.
A I'rince George board of trade
or chamber of commerce, properly organized and maintained,
would have as its important work
the furthering of the interests of
this district as a whole. It would
seem that the two organizations
now in existence would do well
to join hands and work together
harmoniously for the common
There should be one central
body with a definite headquarters—a suite of rooms or separate
building. A competent secretary
should be in a position to give
his entire time to the work.
Suitable advertising literature
should be circulated and a well
chosen exhibit of the products of
the district should be on view,
Prince George stands now in a
A man is apt to feel girlish when he
makes his maiden speech.
»    #    #    »   #
Said Webster, "There is always room
at the top."
Why does the average minister wear
a long face when he in preaching eternal happiness ?
*   #   #   #   *
The following method of boosting its
circulation  was  recently  tried by the
Hartford  (Ark.)  Observer:   "If  the
....... .   , : young man who was seen Sunday even-
ter the bnel illness of three days |ng kissing his best girl while standing
from pleuro-pneumonia the death | at the front gate will subscribe for the
occurred on Thursday night atioh8erver before next press-day, no
St. Paul's Hospital, of Michael ■further ^le,lti,," wi" be mad,! uf lhe
John McCarthy, aged G6, one of
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Rates to Permanent Guests.
Prince George Hotel,
E.  E.  Phair
Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Corner Hamilton & Third
South FortGeorge. B.C
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly ratei on application _   |
Best of wines,
l.i'l.jeeeee meet t'iitttrtt
Albert Johnson, ••■
the most widely known and popular pioneers of the Cariboo district, where he owned a ranch of
2,000 acres at William's Lake.
Vilhjalmur    Stefansson,    the
Arctic explorer given up for dead
I'rince George I'ost Building,
fieorge Street   -   I'rince (ieorge, B.C.
Many a fellow is ao intent upon winning a girl's hand that he doesn't discover until it is too late that he has
neglected to win her heart.
Land Surveyor,
Port Building -  - Prince George.
position where careful and en-j is safe and sound in Bank's Land.
thusiastic co-operation on the I He has been lost to civilization
part of ber citizens will do much since 1911.   He  probably  does
towards the
assurance of future
not even know that Canada is at
A  man's  safely
generally hi., wife.
curtain   in   life   iu
Did not the directors of tho Prince
(ieorge Fair loose a chance to make a
lot of money by not rigging up a row
of "Kaisers" for the patrons to throw
baseballs al'.'
Dominion and B. C. I.and Surveyors,
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites',
Timber Limits, etc,
Keert Henrlfe-, B. C.
Ileieeieeee.eiil Street
V, P. Burden, Mxr.
Nelson, B. C.
It'.'., Ward Street
A. II. Green, Me/r.
Lenin, H. O.
II I, I'emberlein Blel.
r. C. Green. Mki*.
New llitzi'ltein, 11. O,
H. C  Allleek, Mm'.
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Jfowspapeni, Confections, nud
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soulh Fort George.   ::   George Slreel, Prince George.
k ___n i i\rtL.   Dl\uidn   LULUMOIA
Valleys of Fraser and Nechaco Rivers,   With  Tributary   Valleys,  Offer  Wonderful
Opportunities to the Home ■ Seeker.
British Cnlumbia has an area
f of 398,-100 square miles, with a
population of one person to the
square mile and Is quite capable of
supporting in comfort many millions of people.
The resources of the province
tre varied, but agriculture, here
a : elsewhere, must become one
i the principal industries.
The vast areas of choice farm-
in. lands scattered throughout
ihe province are capable of producing an astounding amount of
farm products of every kind.
Agriculture is in its infancy as
yet, but its possibilities are
. .lormous. At the present time
llritish Columbia imports great
quantities of milk, butter, cheese,
e ggs, fruit, Vegetables, grains
and all kinds of meats. The
province should produce enough
of these commodities, not only to
■upply its own needs, but to en-
on the land, either standing or as
windfall, and a growth of small
poplar, willow and alder has
sprung up. As a general rule
there are open patches on nearly
every section, which could be
brnii".ht under cultivation almost
immediately and with little labor.
Even the heaviest of the clearing
can be dene with rapidity and
economy in comparison with the
labor and expense of clearing
land in the hardwood sections of
America. The wild vegetation
furnishes conclusive proof of the
richness of the soil.
Regarding markets for local
produce, it should be borne in
mind, by the person who is investigating the agricultural possibilities of this section of the
province, that Prince George is
destined to become the largest
and most important city in interior British   Columbia,  and  will
"We visited many farms in this
localitv,   and   we   found  every
'farmer highly satisfied with the
' country, and almost wildly jubi-
■ lant over the fact, that a railway
'was   being   built  which  would
'■ bring a market to their doors, or
at least put even distant markets
! within their reach.   And it is especially worth noting here that
this whole section of country, as
well as the Pouce Coupee district
westward, and the Grande Prairie
southward,    is   looking  toward
British Columbia mining  areas
and its seaboard for an outlet to
'markets that will  be remunerative."
The Pouce Coupee district is
': the 3,500,000-aere tract that was
' conveyed by the Britioh Colum-
jbia Government to the Dominion
Government in lieu of certain
' coal areas in British Columbia, I
granted by the Dominion to that
that once the railway facilities
are furnished a large trade in
fruit will be developed. In return the Peace River country can
ship its vegetables and roots to
British Columbia mining areas as
well as its grain to the coast.
And so the Peace will ultimately
have access not only to British
Columbia, but to the Oriental
lands beyond. All this will come
in time.
V_oods called for and delivered. Lowest prices,
work guaranteed.
Fourth Avenue,
Prince George.
St. Stephen's, South Fokt George.
Sunday, 8 a. m., Holy Communion
(second and fourth Sundays); 2-WI p.m.,
Sunday school; 7-30 p. m., evening
prayer and sermon.
Wednesday, 7-30 p.m., evening prayer with intercessions for those engaged
in the war.
St. George's, Central Fokt George.
Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy communion
(third Sunday); 11 a. m., morning
prayer, litany and sermon; 2-30 p.m.,
Sunday school; 7-30 p. m., evening
prayer and sermon.
Friday, 7-30 p.m., evening prayer
with intercessions for those engaged in
the war.
Fringe George-Tempornry church
on Seventh Avenue. Sunday, 8 a.m.,
Holy Communion (First Sunday); 11 a.
ni. Morning Prayer, Litany and Sermon;
2,80 p.m., Sunday School.
Holy Communion al all these churches
on holy days and week days, according
to notice,
First iVIetiiooist Chough. Prince
GEORGE; near Prlncftis Theatre, Third
Avenue west. Rev. H. L. Morrison,
B.A., pastor. Services at 11 a.m., and
7-30 p.m.;   Sunday school, 12 p.m
Nightingale & Bustin,
The Quality Barber Shop.
We carry the finest line of
high-grade cigars, cigarettes and
tobaccos in the city.
 i il lillll
Panama News Stand.
The Panama News Stand can ies
your home paper. A full line uf
fiction is alwajB on hand, as well as
.dl current periodicals. Best qualify stationary, cigars, cigarettes and
snuffs. We are up-to-date in everything.
Ceorge Street - Prince George.
First Ghuroh, Fort George.-Rev.
( . M. Wright, h.a., minister. Services
at 11 a.m. and 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath
school at 12-15 p.m.
Knox Church, South Fort George.
Rev. A. C. Justice, B.a., minister.
Service every Sunday morning in the
church at 11 a.m.; Sabbath school at
2 p.m.
Saint Andrew's Church, Prince
Gp.ORGE.-Rev. A. C. Justice, n A.,
minister. Service is held in the Rex
Theatre, George Street, every Sunday
evening at 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath school
in the Hex Theatre, at 2-30 p.m.
Third Avenue, near (leorge Street.
A Gospel Meeting will be conducted
on Sunday, at 8-IS p.m. There is no
collection.   All are welcome.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories und in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, mny be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental
of %\ nn acre. Not more than 2,500
acres will he leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made hy the applicant in person to
the Agent ot Sub-Agent of the liistrict in which the rights applied for
are situated.
ln surveyed territory the land must
he described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall lee staked eeut by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are'
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the ratfe of
five e'ents per ton.
1 The person operating the mine
'shall furnish the Agent with sworn
'returns accounting for the full Quantity of merchantable coal mined anel
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should Lt: furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coul mining rights only, but. the lessee may
he permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
W. W. I'ViUY.
Deputy Minister of the. Interior.
N.B.- Unauthorized publication e.f
this advertisement will nut be paid
Take Notice that James R. McLennan, miner, of Mile ill, B.C., intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands feir quarrying purposes: Commencing at a posl
planted on the northeast corner of Led
7940, Cariboo, thence south 20 chnins,
thence west 40 chuins, thence north
about 4.286 chains to shore of Eaglet
Lake, thence following shore of said
lake east to point of commencement,
being Lot 7940, Cariboo.
D. F. M. Perkins, Agent.
Dated August 29th, 1915,
Nechaco Feed
and Sale Stables
2 doors North of Post Office,
Vanderhoof, B. C.
Mail Stage to Fort St. Jame9,
every Tuesday, 7 a.m.
Saddle a d Tack Horses
for hire.e
D. H. HOY, Prop.
The suitability ol the land for diversified farming will induce a great many home-
seekers to settie on the many fine farms which the district boasts.
able it to do a good export trade
as well.
The central interior of the
provinci;, of which our city is the
centre, contains large bodies of
the finest hinds to be found anywhere. The soil varies in different localities from a heavy black
loam to sandy loams and silts.
The subsoil is commonly clay,
but occasionally a subsoil of
gravel or sand is found.
In all parts of tho districl nutritious wild grasses grow in profusion, not only on the more open
lands but also whore the timber
is comparatively heavy. Inasmuch as this wild vegetation
.rows very rapidly, good pasturage is afforded from early spring
until snow falls,
The heller selections of land
are level or gently rolling. In
the past the district wns limbered with a medium growth of fir
and spruce, but forest fires have
destroyed a great, deal of this
growth. A considerable amount
of the burnt timber still remains
some day be the centre ofa large
population. The city at the present time finds it necessary to import the greater purt of the produce it consumes and the farmers
can always depend upon there
being a strong local demand for
everything thev produce.
Prince (ioorge will be the di.S-
ti'ieiutin. point for produce westward to the coast, and eastward
to the prairies ; hut a more important market will be found to
the south, where the coast cities
of Vancouver, Victoria nnd New
Westminster will require more of
the products of the farm than
will be growii in the province for
years to come.
The Daily Province of Vancouver has been fortunate enough
to secure a series of letters from
the Rev. R. (',. MacHeth, who
has lately (tone to the I'eaee, ln
one printed in a recent issue, Mr.
Macl'.eth, among other things,
said :
province. It is really part of the
Peace River country, and is becoming rapidly settled, even far
in advance of railway construction, for it is said to be fully up
to the best country farther to the
east along the Peace, One can
easily see that the opening up of
this country close up against the
province by the sea will mean a
mutually advantageous condition
of things for both.
And the Peace River country
not only wants to send its products of field and dairy and such
like in British Columbia, but it
will want immense quantities pf
the fruit and (ish that British
'' Columbia can furnish. It is quite
i possible that some time in the
future fruit of various kinds may
be grown on the Grand Prarie,
where wild fruit abounds, but
that, in any case, could not be
for many years,
• In the meantime lhe fruit of
tin1 Coast Province will become
to the thousands of settlers in
the Peace country not only a lux-
The above photograph  of. a natural meadow in the Prince George Dislrict, affords a
good idea of the light clearing which makes the bringing of the land under cultivation a
matter of small cost.
SPECIALTY. No order too small
to receive our immediate attention.
We want an opportunity to show
you. Just Phone 25 - we'll do the
rest. And you'll get your printing
Prince George Her al
George Street
Telephone 25.
ruumuummmmumiumummmmimwu; ...v.ege;    ner    eerfjurw ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
menl   had  :i  tine- drill Wednesday
evening.    The new fire engine was     Mr   Fla"k  ,;;'"'"  left  t!"- ''">'
r ished to the Fifth Avenue well in jihk nreek for a two-months' trip to
short  order anel  soon a po .erfuljtbe Exposition.
stream  of  water  wa- being played I
on the in,aginary fire.   The new      Back From Peace River.
apparatus work- splendidly and will 	
doubtlessly give excellent service] After a somewhat extensive trip
should the destroying element give through the Peace River country,
opportunity for its use, Fire Chief I Messrs. Russell Peden and John
London states that the power sup- Bronger returned to Prince George
plied by the engine is satisfactory j on ia., night's westbound train,
and also states  that  more  firemen  Mr. Peden stated this morning that
are needed, in  order to cope with  iditions are  fairly good   in the
any emergency. Peace River district at   present nnd
large- numbers of settlers are steadily
A most enjoyable evening .vas going in there to take up land,
fepent at the- home of .Mr. John Train- are running twice a week
Munro, Fort George, last night, fri.nn Edmonton to Peace River
when n large number attended the Crossing, and the trip is now made
lerielge-   party  and  dance given hy  in comparative comfort.
the Red  Cross   Auxiliary  of   Fort	
George   district.   The   house   was     u;       7 T      .   1
fcauUfully decorated  for the  a-      War /.One   I mVeL
s.iT.iK) was realized, which amount
will I.
thank 1.
tribute (1
devoted  to the use of thi
Those  in  charge   of   thi
-   entertainment   wish   tt
ost heartily those who con-
to the success of the even-
Pints, per dozen -   - 95c
Quarts, per dozen   - 1,15
Half-Gallon, per doz. 1.45
Rings, per dozen -   - 5c
The concert held ley the Ladies
Auxiliary in the Dreamland Theatri
Wednesday, was a pronounced success. The children, who gave tin
largest part of the entertainment,
were exceptionally well trained, and
credii is due Lhe ladies who trained
them. Mesdames Wilson, McElroy,
and Radeck. Between the different
vocal and dance numbers .une lim-
pictures wen- shown.    A gratifying
It is proper to insist on all the
rights to travel that internation-    «-_,^k|^^^^hm|H
al law sanctions.   It is proper to        Lieutenant Pepetin, who has the honor of being the first French
insist that (iermany   must   not officer to enter Alsace at the head of the charging command and in
sink   unarmed   and   unresisting' which engagement he was seriously wounded, was married at the
merchant ships without warning, 'church of St. Jaques, Paris,
to the peril or loss of American
It is also proper to recognize
the extraordinary hazards involved in travelling through the
: war zone on merchant ships of a
belligerent that carry contraband, All we can insist on is due
warning from the submarines— i
'■' which means giving passengers:
fifteen minutes in which to tum-iQ
ble into lifeboats—perhaps halfl
notice to contract ors.
Only High Class
Pictures Shown.
Vanderhoof School.
sum was realized upon the evening's
EALED   TENDERS,   superscribed
"Tender fur  Vanderhoof School,
will be received by the Honorable-
"* j the Minister of Public Works  up to 12
clad ; perhaps a long   way   from  o'clock mon of Friday, the 24th day of
An Indian from Burns Lake,
named Adana., ha? (--raped from
the local jail, whore he has been
doing time for theft, Looking for
a Siwash in this country is much
like trying to capture a fish without
tackle, and it will likely lie a stern
chase and a long one before the
dusk} 01 •■ e- apprehended.
, ,  , ■ ——r,    "_j   eev... ociock nion of Friday, the 24th day of
■hore,    They must   take the risk September, 1915, for the erection and
,                   . completion of a large  one-room  school
that a reckless merchant captain an(j outbuildings at Vanderhoof, in the
I may try to escape after warnin. Cariboo Electoral District, B.C.
,          ,        .          . Plans,   Rpecihcations,   contract,   and
Or  to   ram   the   submarine ;   in : forms of tender  may  be seen on and
which case this Government can »"«^the 4th day of September, J916, at
Photo-Play Piano.
(Seven instruments in one)
Shows Every Evening.
[Ion. I
  Jin-,   Mini-te-r
of Railways in the- Federal Gover i-
ment, denies tin- report from Otta-
wa that hi- visit ijf inspection over
tl - ii- of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway had anything to do »iile
the possibility of tin- Government
ng 'eve-r the Iiie-.
have nothing to say if their lives tl^lLt UL -T' W-Hem/Gow.
i          nn         ■      , . ent  Agent,   Prince  fieorire ■ Mr    T
are lost,     .here IS   the  risk that Mahoney,   Government   Agent     Vani
a   submarine   commander   mav \\u2l'v\?'*■ '^i'*1. nient of' Public
I •' I " otks, \ ictoria, H. {J
make   a   mistake.    In   that case Intending  tenderers  can  obtain one
Germany may apologize and pay ?wV'\],W,T and,8neci,icati",ls b>' a.P-
i                    i . .   , pijm.  io  tiie  undersierned  with  nil.,
damages—which does not do dead posit of ten dollars ($io), which will ta
people much good. refunded on their return'in good order.
Germany  having conceded the ^^^__T__\%^T^.
principle for which we   contend. ,c. te UJ deposit on a  chartered bank of
the United States should revert ft BbiMKS^t.W
tn     thfi     Inn*     / ^ .- —_ * _    .. .      it A   Hum ami n I   *„*,___                           _         •_
Oeorge Street.
Pt'RE  FOOD      ::     WHITE  HELP
Popular Prices and First-Class Service.
f§   G. T. P. R.
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
NO. I Leave Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays 10.
WESTBOUND Arrive I'rince (leorge Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays -
Leave Prince George Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays -
Arrive Prince Rupert, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays I
NO. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays lu
EAST BOUND Arrive I'rince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . %.',
Leave Prince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . .-,
Arrive Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays 8.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish anv
information desired.
Diltrict Pmieng.r Aleut.
Wlnnlpff. Mien,
Tie- lawless element of the local
populace (if there is such a class)
i- hereby warned to he very careful
alioul starting anything when Chief
Bosworth leaves the city on his
bunting trip.   Ked   flauniU,   who
hemic in t
he Chief's al
 .^.   ,_     .ue.IL   UorKH,   IU1
,   ,, .„ , „ ,u,   a sum equal to ten feer cent, of tender.
last German note on the whjrh c|all be forfejted if the party
Lusitania and attempt to arrange tendering decline to enter into contract
-                i     l-             i      :.„   ,,,._ when called upon to do ao, or if he fail
for enough ships, under its own u, <.(m,i,.lf. t'he work contracted for,
tiag, or easily distinguished and The cheques or certificates of deposit of
_      i     *_   _-    unsuccessful tenderers will he!
not f_rrvin rr  .„„♦«.>—- . f      ^ ^ ^ exfccu(ion of t|)e ^
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, .sijrrieel
with the actual signature of the tenderer, and enclosed in the envelopes furnished.
The lowest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
Deputy Minister and Public
Works Engineer.
Dept. of Public Works,
Victoria, B. (.'., Aug. 27th, 191";.
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
I'rince George.
not carrying contraband,   to ac
commodate legitimate Americt. •
travel through  the war zone.
Saturday Evening Post.
Contractors & Builders
"'     GER & FLY
Get Our E»tiniau-i Kn_ of Churn - r. i  ve   e   v.    „
Phoni   26
The- Misses Kiln and Margaret
I'Keefe left on Tuesday's train for
■an Francisco, having been thesuc-
e--!i,l candidates in the Daily Sews
nntc. I. .Mr-. O'Kecfc anel Harry
ie- -ame train for Rossland,
ii. I
i'   for
, Iron
has been received from
biinili'eii. conservative
the   ncxl   provincial
l'eae-e- Biver Crossing,
i- on his   nay home,
Threshing in Full Swing.
A bountiful harvest is there!
ward of the farmers all through
the Prince George district. Some.
of the finest crops ever produced |
in this or any other part of the j
'continent have been grown with-1
I in a few miles of the city this1
j year. _Arr,in   SHOEMAKER,
Lavs*. ". x!0™ «-* * *4* »«■
harvest season  has been an ex-' _    . .    .,    ,
... ... .      . .Repairing Neatly and  Promiitly Done
;cedent one and the grain ripened : HAN|) SEWEI/W0RK   S|'e(:iai.TY
.early, and was all  saved in fine
Vanderhoof, B. C,
25 Rooms, Excellent Cuisine,
Finest of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars, American Plan.
Rates - $2.50 per day.
Mason & Henderson,
Building and General
Hans and Estimates
Prince George, B. C.
Tin- inauguration of a tri-weekly
I rain service on the new Canadian
Northern Railway is announced.
The first train will leave Edmonton
probably on October I Illi.
Mr, and Mrs. Alex, Moffat, of
Soutii Fort George, are rojoicing
over the birtH of ason, Tho stranger
arrived Ihis morning.
condition, weather conditions be
ing particularly favorable.
Threshing is in full swing and
! large supplies of grain will be
offered on the local market short-
! ly.   The demand   is  good   and
prices much  higher than on the
Shoes for deformed feet
made to order.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
There i.s a limited amount
of good reading matter on
hand at the Herald office
from time to time. Those
in charge of the work of
charitable institutions can
secure this for distribution.
OU R Telegraph Office at Prince
George is iww open for bujiness,
All telegrams fur Prince George
and Central Eort George will po
through  this ofliee.    Free delivery
Iietween Prince and Central.
Stanf ield's
::  ALL WEIGHTS   ::
George Street.
Dancing School f
In connection with Prince
(ieorge Dancing Club.
Moose Hall, 5th Ave., West.
Real Estate.
Specialist in Prince
George Lots, Farm
Lands and Acreage.
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil,
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
D____  1fl     Tt    n. _ .     _
Phone 19- Pour Ringg, South Kort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Straight and Fancy Dancing.
Private Lessons by Appointment.
Harry Grant : Phone 981^-,
F. M. Ruggies & Co.,
The Pioneer Real Estate Agents.
Real Estate - Insurance - Loans - Mining
GEORGE STREET.      pho_.21,
Phone .1.
l^st Quality Kiln-Dried
I'ir and Spruce Lumber.
Sash and Doors, Lath.
Shingles, Lime, Cemen
Bogue & Browne Lumber Co.
Glass and Builders' Supplies.


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