BC Historical Newspapers

BC Historical Newspapers Logo

BC Historical Newspapers

Fort George Herald 1915-09-17

Item Metadata


JSON: fgherald-1.0344972.json
JSON-LD: fgherald-1.0344972-ld.json
RDF/XML (Pretty): fgherald-1.0344972-rdf.xml
RDF/JSON: fgherald-1.0344972-rdf.json
Turtle: fgherald-1.0344972-turtle.txt
N-Triples: fgherald-1.0344972-rdf-ntriples.txt
Original Record: fgherald-1.0344972-source.json
Full Text

Full Text

 VOL. 6, NO. 2.
Price Five Cents
Fourth  Annual  Exhibition  Held  in Fort George
District and First in City of Prince George
Great Credit to New District.
There is no better way to judge
of the merits of a section of
country than by viewing the products. When a new district,
during times of such financial depression as now exists, is able to
hold an agricultural exhibition
and make it a financial success,
there can be no question as to its
The fourth annual exhibition
of the Fort (ieorge Agricultural
& Industrial Association, held
this year in Prince George for the
first time, was an unqualified
success. No attempt was made
to produce anything spectucular
in the way of amusement cr
show. The desire of the directors was to bring before the people and the visitors to the fair
concrete evidence of the possibilities of Central British Colum-
as a section of country capable of
providing homes and a comfortable living for a large number of
people. They succeeded beyond
their expectations. Great credit
is due the men in charge of the
exhibition and the ladies for their
valuable assistance,
following is o list of the prizewinners in the different classes
and events:
Potatoes—Theo. Waldof, first; D. L.
Richardson, second; Nechaco Market;
Gardens, third.
Swede Turnips—Fort George Dairy,
first; T. Dodd, second; Nechaco Market Gardens, third.
Carrots—Nechaco Market Gardens,
first; G. E. Mackenzie, second; C.
Thumbert, third.
Garden Beets—Nechaco Market
Gardens, first; Theo. Waldof, second;
G. E. Mackenzie, third.
Sugar Beets—L. C. Gunn, first.
Mangels—T. Dodd, first; T. Hupka,
second; Seebach <_ Hubble, thifd.
Parsnips—Nechaco Market Gardens,
first; G. E. Mackenzie, second; L. C.
Gunn, third.
Onions—T. Hupka, first; Nechaco
Market Gardens, second; A. Miller,
Cabbage—George Young, first; Nechaco Market Gardens, second; D, L.
Richardson, third.
Garden Peas—A. Carson, first.
Ripe Tomatoes—Mrs. Grahlman,
first; G. E. Mackenzie, second; Mer-
schel Angell, third.
Green Tomatoes—Nechaco Market
Gardens, first; Ci. E. Mackenzie, second.
Celery—T. Hupka, first; Nechaco
Market Gardens, second; G. E. Mackenzie, third.
Collection of Vegetables—Mrs. 0
R. Hammond, first; T. Hupka, second:
G. E. Mackenzie, thi,rd.
Grain (Threshed)
Wheat—T. Dodd, first; John Tutlis
Oats—T. Dodd, first; A. Miller, second.
Barley—T. Dodd, first; A. Miller,
Rye—T. Dodd, first.
Grain in Sheaf.
Wheat—T. Dodd, first; A. M. Prest-
lien, second.
Oats—T. Hupka, first; A. Miller,
Barley—A. Miller, first.
Rye—A. M. Priestlien, second.
Best Collection of Grain—Seebach
& Huble, first; T. Dodd, second.
Grasses, Etc.
Timothy—T. Dodd, first; A. Miller,
Bromc—T. Dodd, first.
Alfalfa—T. Dodd, first; A. M.
Prestlien, second.
Alsike—A. Miller.
Red Glover—A. M. Prestlien, first;
Mrs. Gething, second.
Collection of Cultivated Grasses—
T. Dodd, first.
Collection of Wild Grasses —T.
Dodd, fijist; A. Miller, second.
School Exhibits.
Freehand Drawing—Vesta Gething,
first; Marjorie Eagel, second; Mar-
jorie Matthews, third.
Colored Drawing—Vesta Gething,
first; Mary Sutilovitch, second; Annie
Nehring, third.
Wild Flowers—F. McLean, first;
Viola Graham,' second; Emily Dun-
lavy, thy-d,
Woodwork—G. Skinbaeh, first; W.
Laird, second; D. McKay, third.
Best Essay—Ruth Pyne, first; Emily Dunlavy, second; May Hardy,
Handwriting—Vesta Gething, first;
Ruth Pyne, second; Winnifred Nehring, third.
Home Industries.
Butter—C. Thumbert, first; Miss
Pirie, second.
Collection of Wild F,ruit—Miss
Pirie, first; Mrs. C. R. Hammond, second.
Preserved Cultivated Fruit—Mrs. A.
King, first; C. Thumbert, second.
Pan of Biscuit—Mrs. Griffiths, first;
Mrs. Sager, second.
Loaf of Brown Bread—Mrs. G. E.
Mackenzie, Cyst; W. L. Hammond,
Loaf of White Bread—Mrs. Andrew
King, first; Mrs. Gaskill, second.
Home Plants—C. Thumbert, first.
Ladies' Fancy Work.
Miss Thuesen, first; Mrs. Enemark,
Free-for-all—Frank Ruggies, Grey
Eagle, first; Captain I). A. Foster,
Jessie, second; K. II. Houghtaling,
Billy, third.
Pony Race—Sherman, Rattler, first;
Women Charged
With Murder at
Stuart Lake
At the preliminary hearing at
Vanderhoof yesterday to investigate the death of J. V. Coward,
of Stuart Lake, a verdict of murder against the wife of the slain
man and Miss Dell, a step-daughter, was brought in. The prisoners reached here this morning
in charge of Chief Dunwoody, of
the provincial police, and will be
taken to Kamloops to await trial.
Exhibition of
Rowdyism Marks
Baseball Game.
Northwestern League
Pennant For Seattle.
By winning from Spokane
yesterday Seattle wins the 1915
championship of the Northwestern League. The team has slowly but surely battled its way from
the bottom and has made a fight
deserving of success.
Mrs. I. Kenyon, Belle, second.
Ladies' Pony Race—Mrs. I. Kenyon,
Belle, first; Mrs. J. Place, Beauty, second.
100-yard Dash—Sherman, first; A.
Pols, second.
440-yard Dash—G. Staffeld, first;
M. Quaw, second.
Wheelbarrow Race—Eddie Brown
and Willie Laird, first; R. Nehring and
L. Pipka, second.
Live Stock.
General Purpose Team—A. Miller.
Light Drivers—James Brown, first;
James Brown, second.
Two-year-old Colt—A. Miller, first;
J. Brown, second.
One-year-old Colt—N. C. Jorgensen,
Milch Cow—Hughes Bros., first; W.
F. Beck, second; Hughes Bros., third.
1915 Calf—Hughes Bros., first; G.
E. Mackenzie, second.
Poultry—Mrs. Rush, first; J. R. Wil-
kins, second; W. F. Beck, third.
Horse Races.
Ladies' free-for-all—Mrs. J. Kenyon, Gray Eagle, first; Mrs. Frank
Kenyon, Billy, second.
Ladies' Pony Race—Mrs. I. Kenyon,
BBelle, first; Mrs. Sherman, Rattle^,
Indian Pony Race—Brownie, Fred,
first; Jip, Alex. John, second.
Foot Races.
Ladies' Race—Mrs. Miller, first;
Mrs. Waldof, second.
Girls' race, 6 years and under—Miss
Mclnnes, fl,rst; Miss Fetter, second.
Boys' race, 6 years and under—Tom
Corless, first; R. Moore, second.
Boys' race, 1 years and under—Emil
Caus, first; L. Pipikn, second.
Girls' race, 12 years and under—
Miss Nehring, first; Miss Kedie, second.
Girls' ,race, 15 years and under—
Miss Nehring, first; Ruth Pyne, second.
Boys' race, IB years and under—
Master Brown, first; Master Brown,
Pie-eating Contest.
R. Moore, first; Tom Corless, second.
With the score tied at the beginning of the fourth inning in
last Wednesday's game between
Prince George and the Cache,
the large crowd which had gathered to watch the sport settled
down with a smile to enjoy what
p omised to be an exciting game.
Before the inning was played
however, they were treated to
an exhibition of genuine small
town stuff so distasteful to lovers
! of clean sport. Umpire Adams
was handling the game to the entire satisfaction of everyone, until a decision on a play at first
base, which was perfectly correct, caused an outburst which
all but ended in a free-for-all.
In organized baseball when a
player abuses an umpire he is
ejected promptly from the playing field and pays dearly for his
indiscretion. In amateur circles
an umpire, who has a most thankless job at its best, is at the mercy of the player who chooses to
malign him. To cut a long story
short, despite the temptation to
say considerable along this line,
the game was forfeited to the
Cache team, by the score of 9 - 0,
The afternoon was perfect for
playing ball and hundreds of
people were enjoying themselves.
The fans of Prince George are
exceptionally loyal, and deserve
better treatment than to be deprived of a pleasure which is
their due just because a disgruntled player chooses vituperation as the means of displaying
an unwarranted animosity.
LONDON, Sept. 17.-The Russians are gradually assuming the offensive against the Austrian armies in Gali-
c'a, and have practically checked the (lerman advance in
Poland. From a gain of nearly five miles a day by the
Germans this had been cut to less than a mile at the first
of the week, and in nearly all quarters, according to the
latest despatches, the Russian armies are holding their
own. With the pouring in of hundreds of thousands of
new men to swell their already immense armies, the Russians should soon be in a position to turn their masterly
retreat into a grand offensive along the eastern line.
( LONDON.-Despite carefully laid plans, the German
aerial offensive movements have been decided failures. A
report from Field Marshal Sir John French states that
during the past few days 11 aeroplanes have been destroyed.
From Holland comes the report that of the five Zeppelins which raided the English coast but three returnee1.
Wonderful Crops
of Peace River.
Lack of Railway Facilities
Will Force Farmers to
Haul Produce a Hundred Miles.
"The crops, especially in the
Pouce Coupee district and the
Dawson Valley, are the largest
in the history of the country.
What the farmers will do with
their grain after threshing is a
problem that is not easy to
Mr. Malcolm McNevin, who
has recently returned from the
Peace River country, this week
gave the Herald an idea of how
development is proceeding in the
north country.
' 'Hundreds of settlers are farming over a hundred miles ahead
of the railway," said Mr, McNevin, "and many of these will
be compelled to haul their grain
to the railhead of the E. D. & B.
C, which is now being built
northward and which will eventually be joined up with the Pacific Great Eastern from Prince
Mr. McNevin states that one
must visit the Peace River country and see the wonderful agricultural resources of that region,
before he could form an adequate
conception of its great future.
"It is a cheering prospect for the
city of Prince George, which
must eventually become the chief
distributing point for the whole
north country," he sail1.
Arctic Explorer is Safe.
The above photograph of a farm scene in the Nechaco Valley will do much towards convincing the
reader of the wonderful promise held out to the agriculturist: ,n Central British Columbia, of which
district Prince George is the centre. The wild grasses found everywhere m the Afferent valleys aw
very nutritious and cattle fatten in a short time on the natural feed. This is pre-eminently a mixed
farming country and is particularly adapted to the raising of hay, grains, roots and vegetables.
Word has been received that
the famous Canadian Arctic explorer Stefansson is safe and
well. No word had been received from Stefansson for nearly
a year and a half and for over a
year grave fears have been felt
for his safety. In fact he was
believed to have perished in the
Arctic wastes. Stefansson will
continue his work in the Arctic
for the Canadian government.
Railroad Officials
Enjoying Vacation
Among the passengers on this
morning's eastbound daily limited were Messrs. F. Norman,
Supt. Canadian Express Co., A.
E. Rosevear, General Freight
Agent, G.T. P., J. H. Cummings
Travelling Pass. Agent of the
Chicago Great Western, and J.
C. Leacy, Trav. Pass. Agent of
the Great Northern. Great interest is being shown by railroad
officials from all over the continent in the Canadian Northwest,
and the invariable prediction is
that this section of Canada will
experience an unpreceden'ed
growth when world conditions
once more become normal.
City Street Grading
Making Progress
About forty men and a dozen
teams are now at Jwork grading
the city streets. A great deal of
necessary filling and grading is
being done on Third avenue, east
of George street, and it is also
the intention of the council to
widen Third avenue west as soon
as possible,
Whenever possible the city
work is being done by married
men, although it is not absolutely necessary that a man enter the
ranks of the benedicts in order
to get work. This would be putting a premium on marriage and
would soon deplete the city's
supply of marriageable young
Excellent Programme
For Benefit Concert.
| Defines New Boundaries
of Local School Districts.
A benefit concert under the
auspices of the Ladies' Auxiliary
will be given in the Dreamland
Theatre, Wednesday evening, the
22nd inst. A splendid programme
of choruses, dances, solos and
recitations has been prepared.
Several very interesting reels of
pictures will be shown. Kerr's
orchestra will be in attendance,
which is sufficient guarantee for
the excellence of the musical end
of the programme.
The children have been trained
by Mrs. P. E. Wilson and Mrs.
C. McElroy, and the efforts of
the children should be very ei -
The doors will be open at 7-30,
and from that time until the concert commences, at 8 o'clock,
the new photo-play piano—seven
instruments in one—will be operated for the entertainment of the
early comers,
The September 9th issue of the
B. C. Gazette contains notice of
redefinition of the boundaries ot
the Fort George and South Fort
George school districts. In the
case of Fort George the status
has been raised from an assisted
to that of a regularly organized
school district.
Forged Government Receipts.
Deputy Game Warden Hewit-
sor, of the Clinton district, has
been sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment by Judge Calder for
forging stub receipts in his expense account book. By these
means Hewitson made it appear
he had incurred expenses on trips
which he had never taken. The
prosecution was made at the request of the game department.
Lieut. W. F. Cooke Will
Return to Stimulate Recruiting
The following telegram has
just been received by Government Agent T. W. Heme from
Lieut. W. F. Cooke: "Will be in
Prince about 23rd and am endeavoring to raise full company
of northern interior and north
coast men, 250 required. Intentions are to leave Prince
George night of the 28th and pick
up men west same as last trip."
Lieut. Cooke will probably arrive from the south on the B. X.
from Quesnel, next Thursday.
He will pick up all available men
on his way to this city. It is very
doubtful if any part of the empire has contributed as large a
part of its male population to the
cause as has the Prince George
district. And it is safe to say
that no finer soldiers will be
found at the front than those
who have volunteered for service
under Lieut. Cooke's banner.
Mr. Heme has also received a
wire from Major McDonald, as
follows: "Have started recruiting 1st Canadian Pioneers, Do
you think enough good men in
sight to warrant my going there?
Would like to get 30 or 40 it
least. Could probably go next
week. Wire situation and will
In answer to Major McDonald's
inquiry Mr. Heme wired that
Lieut, Cooke took 53 recruits
from thia district for the 67th
Battalion Western Scots, and expected to return here shortly in
an endeavor to raise a full company. He also advised that
Major McDonald communicate
with Lieut. Cooke at Willow
Camp, Victoria.
Just ho v many more men will
join the colors here next week is
fl_0 Per Year, in Aejvanr .
To thc United States {2.eVe.
All comneeenecatieens should be adelreee<eed to
Tlee Herald, Prince Geortre. B. C.
ous points on the continent come
reports of great loss of life and
property. No part of the known
world is so free from the ill effects of a variable climate as the
province of  British   Columbia,
Managing Editor.   anfj    few   par(s   0f  Jne  province
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th,  1915. are so  favored   a.s   the   Prince
:"   ~ (leorge district.   Here extremes
A  PROMISING  FUTURE.      of heat and cold are unknown
  and no section of country boasts
If there is a citizen of Prince a more delightful climate.   This
Norman H. Wesley
R. R. Walker.
is an invaluable  asset  to  any
people and one   for which   we
'ieorge or of  the  surrounding
district who has failed to avail
himself of  the  opportunity   of 'should be truly gratefu
viewing the concrete evidence of
tin's  sectior   of   the   province's
agricultural p o s s i b i I i t i e s, so
graphically set forth at the fair
this week, he has done himself
and the district an injustice.
Facts speak louder than words,
and a striking exemplification of
the truth of this old adage was
to be seen in the tine exhibits of
farm  products of all kinds on
view at the east-end  grounds.
The fourth annual exhibition of
the Fort George Agricultural and J
Industrial    Association   was   a
marked success, and great credit j
is due President Murdoff and his I
associates for making so much of
their opportunity.
We make the unqualified statement and challenge proof to the
contrary- that no section of country anywhere can produce better,
and few places as good, grains,
grasses, roots and vegetables as
were exhibited at the fair this
week. When one considers the
newness of the district and the
few years that the soil has beeni
cultivated, the showing was exceptionally creditable.
A   city  surrounded   by   rich
farm lands need never fear for tance of 110 feet ?   The larKe 16
its future.   In the short space of ,nch gUns have the same striking
ouiiuay, o a. m., nuiy communion
(second and fourth Sundays!; 2-30 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 Fort 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 fur those engaged in
the war.
Prince GEOP.GE-Temporary church
on Seventh Avenue. Sunday, 8 a.m.,
Holy Communion (First Sunday); 11 a.
m. Morning Prayer. Litany and Sermon;
2.80 p.m., Sunday School.
Holy Communion at all these churches
on holy days and week days, according
to notice.
1 for duplicate Certificate of title No.
26429a issued to Knut Mellem covering Lot Twentv-Seven (27) Block Fifteen (15) Map 649, Townsite of Fort
George, (McGregor Addition).
; it is mv intention at the expiration of
I one mo'nth  from the date of first publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of   title   covering  the  above;
lands  to Knut  Mellem unless in  the j
meantime I shall receive valid objection ;
thereto in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Office,
Kamloops, B. C, this 27th day of April;
A. D. 1915.
30-7 5t. District Registrar.
Almost any Balkan foreign
secretary, if he were playing
poker in a western mining camp,
would quit to the gooi 1,
A spring gun has been invented to cast a fisherman's line farther than can be done by hand.
Such an invention is superfluous
in this district.
The Krupp company of Essen
has subscribed $10,000,000 to the
German war loan-a small part
of the profits from their death
factories. Were it not for the
dominating influence of this and
kindred concerns the common
people of Germany would not be
wholsalely sacrificing their lives,
wealth and happiness for a hopeless cause.
Can you imagine the tremend-
jous crushing power of a block of
granite ,30 feet long, 30 feet wide
and 20 feet thick, falling a dis-
First Methodist Church, Prince
Geokgk, near Princess 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.
First Church, Fort Geurge.-Rev.
C. M. Wright, B.A., minister. Services
at 11 a.m. and 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath
school at 12-15 p.m.
Knox Church, South FortGeorge.
Rev. A. IT. 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
GEORGE.-Rev. A. C. Justice, b.a.,
minister. Service is held in the Rex
Theatre, George Street, every Sunday
evening at 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath school
in the Rex Theatre, at 2-30 p.m.
Third Avenue, near George Street.
A Gospel Meeting will be conducted
on Sunday, at 8-15 p.m. There is no
collection.   All are welcome.
six years the farms of this part
of the province have proved be- ,
yond question their fertility and hfve a fan,Re of over „12 miles
power.   The 12 inch guns, firing;
a projectile weighing981 pounds, j
Take Notice that James R. McLennan, miner, of Mile 49, B.C., intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described lands for quarrying purposes: Commencing at a post
planted on the northeast corner of Lot
7940, Cariboo, thence south 20 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north
about 4.285 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 29tk, 1915.
Sole Agent for the
MILLAR Portion
of Prince George
Special inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything.
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 Streel, Prince George
productive qualities, and the
agricultural future of Central
British Columbia is assured.
the; last west.
If one of these guns is fired in a
straight north and south direction the projectile will deviate
525 feet from its true direction,
owing to the revolution of the
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.
The announcement this week
that three schools are being established in the Peace River
country shows that settlement is
rapidly proceeding in the region
to the north of us. It is scarcely
five years ago that the first school
was established in the Fort
George district, which was then
Word comes from Berlin that
Von Hindenburg recently enjoyed a hunting trip in the forests
of East Prussia, securing two
fine stags, Hunting deer in (iermany is close akin to walking out
to the corral and quietly executing as many victims as desired.
by a hundred mile.s, the most The Kame Preserves exist only
northerly settlement in the north- for the benefit of the wea'thy,
ern interior of British Columbia and the animals are as tame as
The Pouce Coupee district, where the domestica'ed inmates of the
the new schools are about to be barnyarfi' Another example of
established, is at least two hun- the ty,'anny of Pl'uss'an auto-
dred miles north of this point,      cracy-
The statement of the school
inspector   that  the  people  are,    As a customer of the United
anxious to do business with the States Canada is today second in
southerly cities of this province,importance' being exceeded only!
and  are anxiously looking for. by Great Britain.   For the fiscal I
ward  to the completion of the ■year endin^ June 30-  1914  (ex-
Pacific Great Eastern Railway, js eluding Cuba) Canada purchased
of special interest to the people !more  R00(Js  from   the   United
of this section   and should   be!States ^ 188,000 than did all the
noted by the public bodies of theiCentral   and   South    American
ciiast cities.    Pouce Coupe is the' countr'es combined. On the other
terminus of the railway as pro-!hand the rapidly increasing finan-
posed and is approximately 800 cial  interest of  Americans   in
Canada is shown by the fact that
over $130,000,000 of Canadian
high-grade securities were sold
in the United States.
miles north of Vancouver. There
is no doubt that the railway will
be completed at the earliest possible moment. In the meantime,
as the correspondent states, thei
commercial centres  of  Alberta THE SILENT VOICES.
are reaping the benefit of the j When the dumb Hour, clothed in black
development   in   the   northern BlinKs the dreams about my bed
port ion of this province    In our! Cail me not fl0 often back'
opinion the completion of the P. fT J^f? of,th<;dead',      ,
,,   ,,     . , .. Toward the lowland ways behind mn,
U _,. at as early a date as pos- And the sunlight that in gone!
sible should receive the earnest Call me rather, silent voices,
attention Of  the   provincial gov-  Forward to the starry track
ernment and of the people of the G"mmerinK UP thL" heights beyond me
province as a whole, 0n' a"d alwa*8 on !-Alfre(l Tennyson.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental
of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,500
acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out 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 rate of
live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be 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
thc llepartment of the Interior, Ottawa or to any Agent or .Sub-Agent
ol Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of thc Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized  publication   of
this  advertisement  will  not be  paid
Canadian Poet at Front.
Do you ever stop to think of
the part played by the climate in
the lives of people everywhere ?
A few days ago the Atlantic
Coast experienced a heat wave
of an intensity seldom equalled
in midsummer, and in New York
City alone there were several
deaths  from  prostration.    The
Robert W. Service, whose
! "Dangerous Dan McGrew" and
other poems of the Yukon, which
huve made his name familiar in
tiie literary world, is fighting in
one of Canadian regiments
"Somewhere in trance." Service for a while was driving a
motor ambulance,
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
Nechaco Feed
and. Sale Stables
2 doors North of Post Office,
Vanderhoof, B. C.
Mail Stage to Fort St. James,
every Tuesday, 7 a.m.
Saddle and Pack Horses
for hire.
D. H. HOY, Prop.
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Phone 103       George St.
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Rales to Permanent Guests.
Inland Express Company,
Express Carried or Steamer U. X.
Wm. Somerton, Agent      -        -     south Fort George
Prince George Hotel,
E.  E.  Phair
Prop hi i
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
Maathljr aa 1 weekly rain on «p-
B<_t of wim_,
Liquors ind cit/ftnl
Albert Johnson, *-,*..
Free Information.
"^— —
We have just
issued our new land booklet,
which gives accurate and complete information regarding lands in Central British Columbia, along the new railroads.   Free
copies can be obtained at out-
George St. office.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
L. R. WALKER. General Aceal.
Prince George Post Building,
Oeorge Street   •   Prince George, B.C.
British Columbia
I.and Surveyor,
Post Buildiko -  - Prince Georoe.
Dominion and B, C. Land Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites'
Timber Limits, etc.
Feert Ooore/e. H. C.
Hamrrutiil Htn . I
K. P. Bunien, Mgr.
Nairn), B. C.
1«, Wn.ISlr.et
A. II. liraaii. Mi,
Victoria   II, C.
Ml, Pemtoruin ntdir.
P. C. Ore™, Mitr.
Ni'W Hmelton, _, O.
II. C Alllee ., Mvr.
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phnn»s No-' s°uth fort oeorge.
rilUIICS   Mo. „ prince   OBoROE. of Capitalists and Investors
Guggenheim Interests, World's Most Successful Mining
Operators, Making Investments in Barkerville Country.
Whether in prosperity or depression there seems at all times
a great surplus of floating capital
awaiting investment which appears to follow a law of evolution,
and if not available for one kind
of investment is open for another.
A few years ago when timber
was attracting the attention of
capital a boom sprang up, and
the timber resources of the province were snapped up almost in a
day. Nothing else seemed to
attract attention,
great and small plunged the
limit. It would appear that to
fail in getting in on the ground
floor in the timber business would
be to lose the chance ofa lifetime.
But when they began to realize
the great timber resources yet
untouched and the number of
years necessary to await before
they could market their product,
their enthusiasm began to wane
and almost as suddenly as it
arose the boom vanished.
Immediately the flow of capital
sought other fields when land
and real estate values began to
rise and almost in an instant
values rose to abnormal. Poverty-stricken farmers adjoining city
suburbs began to subdivide their
farms and to sell their suburban
lots at enormous prices and were
kicked into being millionaires so
sudden that they were unable to
keep pace in conforming theii
manner to their newly-acquired
wealth. Prospective cities sprang
up at every railway station and
advertised as great strategic and|
commercial centres,   while  un-l 	
scrupulous advertising was sent j Lack of Transportation Facto all parts of the world. Like! jiities Forces Residents of
all conditions that became abnormal, a speedy termination was
With the disappearance of these
conditions something else must
arrive to absorb the increasing
capital for investment, and from
present indications everything
seems to point that a great mine
development era is now in order.
Perhaps never in the history of
the world has the shortage of
metals been so severely felt.
While we look for great development in copper and other useful
metals, yet gold mining seems to
be the most attractive at present.
This is due to many reasons: the
great shortage of gold which is
now the only sound currency; the
opening up of British Columbia
and Alaska by railways; the scientific lowering of operating expenses of both placer and lode
mining, and new discoveries as a
result of the great increase of
settlers and prospectors, has begun to attract the attention of
capital in no small degree.
The Guggenheims, the largest
and the world's most successful
mine operators, who are ever
alert in getting into fertile fields,
are now operating in earnest in
the Barkerville section, where
they are demonstrating with instructive discrimination the most
valuable properties.
They have at present a number
of drills working on Antler Creek,
Williams Creek, Willow River
and Slough Creek, where they
and investors !have a,reac|y acquired options.
Although they are not giving out
particulars, sufficient information
has leaked out that the prospects
obtained justify the installation
of dredges on the different creeks
and they are still acquiring options on other properties.
The fact that the Guggenheims
are taking hold so strongly on the
Barkerville creeks has brought a
number of other dredging companies into the field. Mr. John
T. Towers, representing a Boston
company, is operating a dredge
on Slough Creek, and Mr. Marsh,
representing a New York syndicate is drilling on Lightning
Creek. The success of these
new enterprises means much to
the future prosperity of northern
British Columbia, as there are
scores of creeks carrying placer
gold on the surface that, with
modern methods of mining, will
be worked with success.
Opening Schools
In Peace River.
Pouce Coupee District to
Trade With Alberta.
Victoria, Sept. 11,—Illustrating
the large area embraced within
the boundaries of British Columbia and the spread of settlement,
despite the war conditions, Sir
Richard McBride stated yesterday that the Department of Education has just instituted three
new public schools in the Peace
River district, in a section of the
country some 800 miles from the
ln explaining the details of
the matter, Dr. Alexander Rob-
instn, superintendent of education, stated that consequent upon
reports reaching the Department
of Education that there had been
a considerable influx of settlers
into the Peace River area during
the past season, Inspector Gower
located at Prince Rupert, was
sent in during June last'. He
made a very exhaustive survey
favorably oh the establishment
of schools.
Inspector Gower, as well as the
members of the teaching staff,
had to make a trip into the Peace
River country by way of Edmonton, owing to the absence of
transportation facilities through
British Columbia. Mr. Gower
reports that he found the settlers
in the Pouce Coupee district very
anxious to trade with the merchants of the rest of British Columbia, but they were of necessity, owing to present conditions,
compelled to trade with Edmonton and other centres in the
neighboring Province of Alberta.
Mr. Gower found the people of
the great northern interior clamorous for the completion of the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway,
which is to tap that country by
way of Prince George. They
were encouraged, in the first
place, to go into the country and
take up land on the assumption
that it would not be long before
transportation facilities through
railway connection would be afforded them, and they are naturally much disappointed. Aside
from the convenience which
would be afforded the settlers already in there, the development
of the district is being materially
retarded, and much trade lost to
the merchants of this Province
through the lack of a railway.
The settlers are disposed to bring
strong pressure to bear to have
an early resumption of work instituted on the extensions of the
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
into their district.
t i i i i \ i i i i \ i i i i i > i i \ i i i i i i i i i i i i i i I l I i i i I l I ll
I I \(=__»
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
Already Decided
By Government.
Sir Richard McBride Says
Period of Redemption for
Tax Sales Will be Extended in Two Years.
Prince George Herald
George Street
Telephone 25.
To increase the supply of war munitions many well-known Englishmen, including some of the nobility, are working in shops at a
wage of 11 oents per hour to help the cause. The photo shows
L >rd Norbury at work in a Surrey factory.
Victoria, Sept. 11.-Aproposof
the arguments presented by the
Victoria Board of Trade in favor
of a change being made with re-
gard to the holding of tax sales,
Sir Richard McBride stated yesterday that the Government had
a few days ago communicated to
the authorities of the municipality of South Vancouver the decision that the period of redemp.
tion in the case of tax sales would
be extended from one to two
Sir Richard added that this
ruling would apply to all other
municipalities throughout the
Province. A similar decision had
been arrived at in other parts of
the Dominion in respect to tax
sales, and it was felt that as a
result of adverse conditions caused by the war, it would exercise
a salutary influence in British
Columbia, and not in any way
interfere with the economy of
the municipalities.
Sir Richard was asked if this
decision of the Government would
meet the resolution passed by the
Board of Trade in regard to land
owned by private citizens, and
he replied in the affirmative.
This resolution read as follows:
"That the Government be requested to give notice that at the
next session of the Legislature it
will bring down a bill to extend
the term of redemption on all
property sold for taxes since
January 1, 1915, so as to make
the time for redemption not less
than two years from the date of
Sir Richard added that for
some time the Government had
had under consideration legislation looking towards providing a
full measure of protection to the
soldiers at the front whose property interests in British Columbia
are involved.
When a young man hu printed a
kiss on the rosy lips of a young girl he
Isn't satisfied until he has run off a
large edition.
Business Follows the Flag
of Good Advertising.
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS of the past ten months have
created an up-hill situation for business. Consistent and
persistent advertising in the proper medium will enable you to
"make" the hill and show a gain for your business over
even normal times.
The wise engineer does not
cut down the steam on the upgrade-just a little more is
needed to negotiate the hill.
Why not let us talk to you about a conservative publicity campaign in the Prince George Herald, the oldest established newspaper in Central British Columbia? We can
introduce you to the people who will buy your merchandise.
Call us up and we shall be pleased to discuss publicity
with you.
T*l*»h*a. M.
P. O. Box 248.
m the excellent hunting fields (if tJii^
districl on every train. This morning n party of enthusiastic Nimrods,
some of them with their wives for
protectors, left on the eastbound
train for Hansard Lake, where they
will go into camp for a month's
vacation, with hunting and fishing
as the chief attractions. The party
consisted cf Alderman 11. E. Parks
nml wife; Mr-. Parks' mother, Mrs.
Barnes; Conductor Pascal and wife,
Mrs, P. I. Doyle, ami Alderman . .
II. Livingstone. Conductor Doyle
will join the party later.
A bridge party ami dance will he
given at the home of Mr. Jolm
Munro, .'inl Avenue ami Hammond
Street, Fnrt (leorge, next Thursday
evening. The proceeds of the evening's entertainment will go to help
swell tlie Red Cro-s funds. A ino-t
enjoyal)lo lime is promised. Tables
I'm' bridge can lie reserved by telephoning Mrs. Judge Robertson. An
admission lee of 'lh cents "ill he
A serious accident was narrowly
averted at the fair-grounds, Wednesday afternoon, when by great
presence of mind, Mrs. Place, who
ua- riding Gray Eagle, managed to
slip from the saddle when her horse
bolted from the track and plunged
across the uneven ground near the
railroad track. Beyond a severe
shaking-tip Mrs, Place suffered no
ill effects from her unpleasant experience,
Not only have the French a superabundance of the famous .75
guns, but their batteries of quick-firing guns have been a power
invincible against German attacks, spitting out death at the rate
of 1000 rounds a minute.
"ur genial friend, John Boehner,
leaves us on Sunday for his home
in Boston, where he will again take
up his umi; in the insurance Held.
If .Mr. Boehner puts thc same quality ui enthusiasm into his work in
tin' east as he has shown in his different ventures here, success should
surely he his, A little of John's
sapataz works wonders in any line.
The Moose Hall on Fifth avenue
will be the scene of festivities this
evening, when a farewell dance will
bi' given in honor of Misses Ella and
Margaret Keefe, who leave Sunday
evening for San Francisco. After
visiting the fair the' Misses Keefe
will return to their home in l.'o-s-
land. We hope to be able to welcome these popular young ladies
back to Prince, (leorge in the near
Testei'day morning the' railway
ollicials1 special train which passed
through here early this week en
I'liiii' to the' coast, returned to this
jieiint. After spending a little time
sight-seeing the party returned to
the ea-t. Ou thi' train were E. .1.
Chamberlain, president of the Cl.T.
P.; M. Donaldson, vice-president
ami general manager, and Hon.
Frank Cochrane, minister of railways. The train wa- in charge of
(' luctorGagneand Engineer Bell.
Protection Coming
in Great Britain.
Articles in many of the leading
British papers indicate that after
the war the policy of allowing
the enemies of Great Britain to
sell their goods in  the British
Heavy Fish Shipments.
Two fish trains, carrying about
25 carloads of British Columbia
halibut and salmon, passed
through Prince George this week
en route to Winnipeg, Chicago,
Montreal, New York, and other
eastern points.   A great deal of
Vandbuhook School.
1EAI.ED TENDERS, superscribed
) "Tender for Vanderhoof School,"
will be received by the Honorable
i the Minister of Public Works up to 12
O'clock mon of Friday, the 24th day of
September, 1915, for the erection and
! completion of a large one-room school
j and outbuildings at Vanderhoof, in the
I Cariboo Electoral District, H.C.
Plans, specifications, contract, and
forms of tender mny be seen on and
after the 4th day of September, 1915, at
the offices of Mr, T. W. Heme, Government Agent, Prince (.ieorge; Mr. J.
Mahoney, Government Agent, Vancouver; or the Department of Public
Works, Victoria, B. C.
Intending tenderers can obtain one
copy of plans and specifications by applying to the undersigned with a deposit of ten dollars ($10), which will be
refunded on their return in good order.
Each proposal must be accompanied
by an accepted bank cheque or certificate of deposit on a chartered bank of
Canada, made payable to the Honorable the Minister of Public Works, fe i
a sum equal to ten per cent, of tender,
which shall be forfeited if the party
tendering decline to enter into contrail
when called upon to do so, or if he fail
to complete the work contracted for.
The cheques or certificates of deposit of
unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forms supplied, signed
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, IS. C, Aug. 27th, 19(5.
Isles in open competition with (the halibut sold in the eastern
British   manufacturers  will  be markets is caught on the exten-
discontinued.   British   workmen
who   have   struggled    in   the
sive halibut banks to the west of
Prince Rupert, and this industry
trenches will need positions when ! is rapidly becoming a most im-
they return and a sufficient num-.portant one.
ber of positions cannot be obtain- j Rush orders of canned salmon
ed for them if German and Aus-jare also being routed over the
trian goods are permitted to bee Grand Trunk Pacific, the ship-
sold in the United Kingdom, re- merits going by direct route to
placing British goods and furn-'Liverpool.
ishing employment for German 	
and Austrian instead of British Kansas City Magnate
Visits Prince George.
workmen.   It is scarcely likely
that British Dominions that have
supported the Allies will be fore- j    M„ j, A_ Edson_ president 0f
ed to compete in British markets jthe Kansas City Southern Rai!-
with the former enemiesof the
iway,  arrived in  this  city last
Empire.   Although it is too early evening in his private car .'Ger.
to speculate on the exact form,aldyne<»   Mr,  Edson  remained
which the new fiscal legislation over niRnt in prince Georj_e and
will take, we venture to predict ,eft  this   morning  for  eagtern
that it will at least provide a points_   Mr   Edson  was favor.
system   of preferential   tariffs ab,y impreSsed with conditions
among the various parts of thei.   .,.,... .       , , ,
_ ..-. _   c_, • .in this district and commented
British   Empire,   concessionary
Vanderhoof, B. C,
25 Rooms, Excellent Cuisine,
Finest of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars, American Plan.
Rates - $2.50 per day.
tariffs among the present Allies,
and discriminatory tariffs against
their enemies.
—Industrial Canada.
on the rapid progress of the city
in the face of such adverse circumstances.
Mr. W. 1', Ogilvie returned Tuesday morning frnm a trip to Vanderhoof, On Monday evening he was
tin' chief speaker at a Conservative
smoker in the Nechaco Valley town
and reports a highly anjoyable time.
Mr. Ogilvie states that Vanderhoof
i- building up rapidly, its citizens
being imbued with the real progressive spirit.
Plan Big Purchasers.
Mr. Walter F. (iregg, B.O.L.S.,
and Mr. Walter 11..Crocker, have
just returned from Giscombe Portage'
after a three weeks' surveying trip.
Mr. M. ('. Wiggins returned a few
days age) after spending a two weeks'
vacation at the same point.
race suicide in PnnceGeorge!
ort)   babies  were entered  in tin
contest at tin- fair tbis  week,
('I'm t ilc
'Ivans and
awarded the prizes
After   eiuisi
judges,   Dr. I,.
(i. Iv McKenzie
as follows;
Under I year.—1st, Robert Cox;
2nd, Flora Isabel lloughtaling; 3rd,
•b',in Wimbles. Between 1 and .
years.-1st, Sylvia Radeck; 2nd,
Henry Irving Stewart. I
Since the Middle Ages, Europe
has been struggling for a balance
of power. Spain, Austria, France
under Louis XIV, and France
again under Napoleon, achieved
a preponderant weight, with
pretty constant fighting to maintain it. The Napoleonic preponderance was the greatest and the
shortest-lived. It is improbable
that Europe will ever rest in the
shadow of a preponderant state,
Too many states are too powerful for that.
A peace on the basis of the
status quo would give Germany,
with her Hapsburg appendage, a
weight equal to that of the remainder of the Continent. No
such peace could be lasting.
There may be another Napoleonic era, with peaces that are little
more than truces, enduring only
a few years; but it is most probable there will be no lasting
peace until Germany's military
.power is so reduced that much
the | less than a combination of all
Ottawa, Sept. 16. -The British
war office, it is understood, will
purchase large quantities of hay,
oats, and other forage in Canada
this fall. The purchases will be
for the purposes of the various
British expeditionary forces in
France, the Dardanelles and elsewhere, and are expected to be
very considerable in amount.
It is understood- that a representative of the war office will
be sent to Canada to confer with
the members of the government
as to the purchasers.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Prince George's Outlook.
Pints, per dozen
Quarts, per dozen - 1.15
Half-Gallon, per doz. 1,45
Rings, per dozen -   -
Steel Will]\Reach
Clinton Next Month
other   European   states   can
measure up  to
Evening Post.
Dr. I.. 10. Evans left for his Nechaco I e on hist evening's train.
The doctor has been  an
vi-itor at the local fair, wliere he
acted as judge al the baby show.
In the Bridge River country,
along the P. G. E., a mountain
goat recently charged an automobile on the King's highway.
Goats are credited with originat-
interested j ing the art of butting in, but they
generally choose more vulnerable
Mr. D'Arcy Tate, vice-presi-
qent of the Pacific Great Eastern
railway, states that steel is to be
extended on the railway to Clinton, 167 miles north of Squamish,
before the end of October,
Vancouver, Sept. 13.—Prince
George is looking with optimism
toward the future and the people
are going ahead with civic developments, declared Mr. E. E.
Phair, proprietor of the Prince
George Hotel, who is here on a
business trip.
"The city of Prince fieorge has
recently passed by-laws to authorize the sale of bonds to the extent of $150,000 for the erection
of water works plant, a fire hall,
and to make other improvements
such as paving streets and building sewers. There has just been
completed at a cost of approximately $3,500 a temporary fire
fighting system. Three large
I water tanks have been erected
below the surface in different
parts of the town, which are
about 25 feet square and hold a
depth of about 20 feet of water.
A gasoline tire engine will force
the water through the hose lines
in the event of fire.
"A good many people have
left Prince (ieorge during the
past year through the call for
troops and other reasons.   What
t    i^ ^e town 's anx'°usly  waiting
track i for js t|le completion of the Pac
has already been laid to a point fific  Great  Eastern,   That  will
twenty miles beyond Lillooet and give   us  direct   communication
construction work onjthe bridges with the coast."
which are being built as the rails:
are extended, is proceeding sat-1 CRUELTY TO DOGS.
isfactorily.     The   company    is    The at'cused waa in cuurt on a charge
making arrangements to opera'e of,^ ^"g-
.Urn*, daily s,r,i„ bet„,.„ __?£2?Z2EZ _\
Squamish and Clinton before the beak.
end of the year. "Your honor," pleaded the accused,
. _ ! "the charge i.s abijunl.     The car had
| broken down.    Why, I was reduced to
The P.(I.E. trestle bridge over having my Newfoundland dog pull in
14-Mile Creek,  near Lillooet, jg ^nt while I pushed at the back
196 feet high and is said to con "' "'"'	
G» T. P. R.
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
NO. 1 Leave Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays In,.;:
WESTBOUND Arrive I'rince George Tuesdsys, Thursdays, Sundays 8 tt
Leave I'rince George Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays 8.IS
Arrive I'rince Rupert, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 6.1
NO. 2 Leave I'rince Rupert Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays in 3
EAST BOUND Arrive I'rince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays , 8.31
Leave I'rince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . 8 I'
Arrive Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays
I ;i in
m a.m.
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
District Paalunger Agent,
Wlnnli.ce, Man,
Got Our Keetlmatea Free of Charge :: Job Work Neatly and Promptly Executed
Phonc  36
OFFICE     -     -     SECOND STREET
SHOP        -     -     THIRD STREET
Danforth & Mclnnis,
Mason & Henderson,
Building and General
Plans and Estimates
Prince George, B. C.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ui
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Futures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
tain a million and a half feet of
What make was the car?"
"A Ford, your honor."
"Ten dollars and  costs  for tying
tin can to a dog."
^ The Panama News SIuikIh on
George Street, Prince (leorge, nnd
Hamilton Street, Smith Fnrt (ieorge
lifive your Home Newspapers, and
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes also
Snuffs, You will linil there, too, a
complete line ol' Stationery. \\'ti
are up-to-date in everything'.
Tin.; Panama News Co.
OU R Telegraph Ollice al Print*
George is now open for ha ito<-'HB-
All telegrams for Prince Geor!!1-
ancl Central Fort Oeorge wm tj
through  this  ollice.   Free delivi. .
hetween Prince and Central.


Citation Scheme:


Citations by CSL (citeproc-js)

Usage Statistics



Customize your widget with the following options, then copy and paste the code below into the HTML of your page to embed this item in your website.
                            <div id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidgetDisplay">
                            <script id="ubcOpenCollectionsWidget"
                            async >
IIIF logo Our image viewer uses the IIIF 2.0 standard. To load this item in other compatible viewers, use this url:


Related Items