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 VOL. 6, NO. 1.
Price Five Cents
Given Send-off
By City
Lieut. Cooke's Recruits Were
Guests of City on Tuesday Evening—More
to Follow.
Reported Murdera
At Stuart Lake.
Forty - two recruits for the
Western Scottish, headed by
Lieutenant Billy Cooke, left here
by Tuesday evenin.'s westbound
express for Victoria, where they
will go into training at the Willows camp. En-route to Prince
Rupert eleven additional recruits were added to the party,
so that when they took the boat
at Prince Rupert they were fifty-
three strong. Word was received today that another body of
recruits for the Western Scottish
will be forwarded from here on
the 21st inst. These will include
a number of men who intended
joining a battalion to be known
as the Western Frontiersmen.
It now appears that this battalion
will not be recruited at present.
Those who had intended joining
the company of frontiersmen will
attach themselves to the Western
The city of Prince George officially marked the departure of
the men who left here on Tuesday evening. A smoker was held
in their honor on Tuesday even •
ing in the Ritts-Kifer Hall, which
was attended by a thoroughly
representative body of citizens.
Mayor Gillett was in the-chair.
Speeches were made by His Worship the mayor, Judge Robertson,
Rev. C. M. Wright, John Munro,
Dr. Lazier, and P. E. Wilson.
Lieut. Cooke responded to the
toast of "Our Guests" in a neat
After the smoker the recruits
formed in line and marched to
the depot, where hundreds of
citizens had gathered to bid the
boys good-bye and wish them a
safe return. Following are the
names of the recruits in the
Archie Crozier, Sam Borland, S. J.
Wilton, George H. Webster, Harry
Fallon, Walter Adams, Wallace Mc-
Mullen, Moses A. Wilson, Reg. Booth,
W. Hedges, G. E. Ruilton, N. Montgomery, Adam II. Bull, R. L. Condy,
Al. Haggith, Spence Everett, A. F.
Cumming, Harry E. Scovil, 11. W.
Reid, Russell Craig, Angus Matheson,
R. Jobson, L. Stafford, David Foran,
I). W. Thomas, James Shaw, W. G.
Frase. , Jack Wilson, Percy Carss,
Fred Sargent, A. B. Johnson, Neil McMillan, Dan V. Wright, Wm. Stockan,
Nicholas Smith, Frank Axer, Leonard
F. Beasley, Guy L. Tookes and Walter
E. Ellis.
Mr. Dunwoody, chief of provincial police, left last evening for
Stuart Lake, accompanied by Dr.
Lazier, district coroner, to investigate the death of a settler named J. V, Coward, whose dead
body was found in his cabin in a
condition that would lead to the
suspicion of murder.
"Royal Alexandra"
Opens Next Week
\        —
Mr. J. H. Johnson's new hotel
the "Royal Alexandra," at the
corner of Third Avenue and
Brunswick, will be open to the
public next week in time for the
fair. The Royal Alex, is a splendid structure and fully modern
in its appointments. Mr, Johnson hopes to make it as popular
a hostelry as its namesake, the
C. P. R. hotel at Winnipeg.
Victoria, September 8th.—
"I'll give a gun
For Bill Cooke to run."
In these quaint terms Mr.
Charles Millar, a wealthy resident of Toronto, Ont., has informed Lt-Col. Lome Ross, commanding the 67th Battalion Western Scots, that he will provide
that overseas unit with a machine
gun providing Lieut. William
Cooke/of Prince George, is given
the necessary training and permitted to take charge of the operation of the death - dealing
weapon. Col. Ross has signified
his willingness to meet the conditions and Lieutenant Cooke
will come to Victoria shortly with a strong force of recruits
from his home town, The automatic quick-firer will follow as
rapidly as the manufacturers for
the Government can supply it.
Col. Ross states the work of
preparing his unit for active
training is proceeding. All the
men who were taken on the
strength of the 50th Regiment
Gordon Highlanders, for the
Western Scots have been transferred. They also have received
their equipment. Local recruiting   is  satisfactory  and  many
Indian Department
Officials Visit.
W. J. McAllan, Indian agent
for this district with headquarters at Fort St. James, is in the
city today. Accompanying him
are Major McGraw and Thos.
Wilson, of the Dominion department. The party left this morning on a launch to visit the Indians on No. 2 reserve, eight
miles up the Fraser.
The commander of the British forces now fighting their way
toward the Dardanelles. He has recently made a statement that
before the end of September the Allied foices would be in Constantinople which would by the turning point in the war.
Were Passengers on Hesperian
Chief of Police Bosworth has
received word that his wife and
two children, who were passengers on the Allan Liner Hesperian, torpedoed by German submarines, are safe and sound at
Queenstown, Ireland. Mrs. Bosworth and children had been
spending a holiday with friends
in England and were en route to
Prince (ieorge when the Hesperian was attacked.
New Fire Engine
Arrives for City
The fire engine ordered by the
city some weeks ago arrived yesterday and is now being tuned
up for a final test to be given by
R. S. Bickle of Winnipeg, from
whose company the engine was
purchased. The machine is of
the Hersel-Spillman type and is
a four-cylinder 60 h.p. Fire Chief
Roy London is particularly pleased with the new engine and is
making plans for the formation
of an up-to-date fire-fighting
Most Ferocious
Since Inkerman.
British Observer Describes Battle on Gallipoli Peninsula
Which Continued
Four Days.
Another Old-Timer Gone.
are coming from outside centres.
On Friday between eighty and
ninety men were taken on the
strenth. At the present rate he
expects that the number required will be on the roll in the
course of a few weeks.
The straw hats, which were
issued a few days ago, will be
replaced by the "Glengarries"
either this week or next. The
latter are on their way from
The 67th will wear the Douglas
tartan. It was originally proposed that they would display I
that of the Ross clan but the;
matter has been reconsidered, itj
being thought, that in view of J
the place Sir James Douglas has
in the history of the Canadian
West it would be only a fitting
recognition of the prominence of
his name to make the alteration
indicated. The pipers will wear
the kilts, in which will be used
only the Douglas tartan. At the
camp all the regular calls in connection with the Western Scots
will be sounded by the pipes.
"Johnny Cope" will be played at
"reveille" and there will be airs
of a like appropriate character
for the officers' mess call, the
retreat, "last post," etc.
The distinctive badge of the
Scots has been selected. It is
described as follows:
"A cougar's head resting on a
maple leaf, surrounded by a
wreath of thistles rising from a
ribbon bearing the motto 'Sabaid'
The whole will rest on a background of the sea. Above the
horizon will be a blazing sun and
inscribed theron will be the num- \
erals67. The whole again will i
be encircled by a ribbon bearing
the regimental name, 'Western
Scots, B.C.'"
Dan Nordberg, an old time
Cariboo miner and trader passed
away at his ranch in Chilcotin on
Friday, August 30th, aged 84
years. He came to Cariboo in
the first gold excitement and was
engaged in mining and trading.
He built the first log cabin at the
mouth of the Quesnel Kiver
where the town of Quesnel stands
today. He resided for many
years in Chilcotin, where he was
engaged in store - keeping and
stock - raising. Old Dan was
known and respected by everyone in the community, The burial took place at his ranch on
Monday, August 23rd, Rev. U.
H. H. Elliot reading the burial
service. The funeral was well
Attorney-General Will
Prosecute Mining Officials
Vancouver, Sopt. i).—The ittiyney-
general has initiated a prosecution
on a charge of manslaughter against
Thomas Graham, chief provincial
mines inspector, and J. H. Tonkin,
manager of the Pacilic Coal Company
of Nanaimo. The charges arise out
of the accident at the Reserve mine
near Nanaimo in May, when twenty
miners lost their lives. A blast from
the Reserve mine smashed through
the wall of adjoining workings, which
were ooded, and the incoming rush of
water drowned the men like rats. The
government appointed Justice Murphy to investigate and he found that
Tonkin had given instructions for
continuing the work, basing his measurements on maps which he knew
were copieii of originals, which Judge
Murphy blames him for not obtaining.
The copies were drawji to a different
scale from the originals, and a fatal
mistake of 400 feet was made. Both
men are very prominent old-timers
in the mining industry in British Columbia.
London, Sept. 8.—The representative of the British press at
the Dardanelles in a despatch
describing in detail the great
battle which ended August 10th
after a four days' hand to hand
struggle for the crest of Sart
Bahr, which the Anzac corps
actually reached but was unable
to hold owing to the terrific
Turkish counter-attacks and the
failure of one of the co-operating
strategic movements, says:
"It was the most ferocious and
sustained soldiers' battle since
j Inkerman, But Inkerman was
over in a few hours; whereas the
British forces kept up this terrible combat with the Turks for
four successive days and nights
amidst the hills and ravines nine
I hundred feet above the sea, to
j which point all water, rations,
and ammunition, had to be borne
along paths which do not exist
except on the map, and down
which every man who fell wounded had to be borne in almost
tropical heat.
"It was a combat of giants in
a giant country. It took place
almost underground, both sides
fighting to win, with utter disregard for life, in every trench,
sap and dug-out. Desperate
hand-to-hand fighting choked the
trenches almost to the top with
dead and wounded. The battle
only came to an end with the
utter exhaustion of both sides."
Fall Fair Opens
Next Tuesday
Everything is practically in
readiness for the fall fair and
agricultural ex! iMtion opening
on Tuesday next and continuing
over Wednesday. The general
exhibits will be divided into six
glasses: Live stock, grains,
grasses, vegetables, home industries and school exhibits.
A baby show for whieh three
prizes are offered will also be a
! feature of the exhibition. The
gentlemen who will act as judge
in this interesting class is deserving of a medal at least.
The proceedings open with a
street parade starting from the
corner of Third and George at 10
o'clock Tuesday morning. Several prizes are offered for floats
and other decorative features in
the parade. Then follows a list
of foot races, horse races and
athletic events, during which
time the judges in the various
classes will make tne awards.
The agricultural and stock exhibits will be judged by two officials from the provincial agricultural department who are coming
here expressly for the occasion.
Wednesday's program will also
be complete in competitive events
of many kinds, and an enjoyable
and profitable time is assured all
who attend the fair.
Prize lists and entry forms may
be obtained from F, B. Hood,
treasurer of the association, or
from F. J. Shearer, secretary.
Russians Inflict
Severe Defeat
on Germans
Capture Ten Thousand Men
and Much Booty—Czar
Takes Command of
Russian Army.
Rapid Growth
at Peace River
According to a personal letter
said to have been received from
Sir John French by a well-known
American, the British navy alone
has sunk 42 German submarines.
To these must be added a number known to have been sunk by
French and Italian warships,
bringing the total to at least 50.
Petrograd, Sept. 4.—The appointment of General Alexiev as
chief of staff to Grand Duke
Nicholas and of General Ruzsky
as commander of the northern
armies of Russia, has led to the
adoption of a hopeful tone by the
Russian press, which expressed
confidence in the future operations of the forces of the empire, (ieneral Alexiev made a
notable reputation in his conduct
of the Russian operations against
The offensive on the right
bank of the Viliya River is said
to have slowed down. Russian
military critics are convinced
that the aim of the Germans is
to cross the ^er Dvina, take
possession of tie railway line between Riga and Dvinsk, capture
Vilna and also the fortress of
Rovno, to the south, and entrench for the winter. It is believed the Russians have excellent chances of successfully defending the Dvina line.
Vancouver, B. C, September 8.^-
"With railway construction proceeding at a greater rate than in any
other part of Canada, with a splendid
class of settlers going north from Edmonton on every train, with incalculable mineral wealth and with 50,0. J,-
000 acres of the richest arable land
in the Canadian northwest awaiting
the touch of the plough, there are
many substantial reasons why those
1 who are familiaf with the great Peace
River country should feel assured that it has a remarkable
future and will in years to come
support a population of several
million persons. And the farm lands
are being cultivated before the cities.
j Dfe built. When the cities, are Mtab-
! lished they will have something to
S back them. In other parts of western
' provinces the reverse procedure was
adopted, with such unsatisfactory results that the citizens will have to
wait for the agricultural districts to
be developed before they wili be able
to make further progress."
This optimistic forecast of thu future of the great northland of the!
province of Alberta, which is contiguous to the 3,000,000 acres of rich
agricultural land in the British Columbia Peace River block, was made
' by Fred J. Gorman of Calgary, who is
(returning to that city from the San
Francisco exposition.
Mr. Gorman stated that the crops
in the Peace River country were far
in excess of those of previous years.
| All grains ripened early and very little
; damage was done by summer frost,
which is rapidly becoming an unknown
j quantity in the mqre thickly settled
Shortly before he left for the exposition, Mr. Gorman made a trip of
over 2500 milea into the Peace River
country. He travelled by rail from
Edmonton to Lac la Biche, 110 miles
north of the Alberta capital city, and
the end of steel for the Alberta &
I C/eat Waterways railway. He made
' the balance of the long trip by steamer and portage, circling south to Pence
River Crossing, thence to Edmonton,
1125 miles of the trip from the Crossing to Edmonton being made on the
Edmonton, Dunvegan & British Columbia railway. This line will eventually be constructed to Prince George,
where it will make connection with
the P. G. E., thus linking up Vancouver with the Peace River country,
fji'om which city a targe volume of
trade with the big nnd fertile country
to the north will be developed.
London, Sept. 9.-Imminence
of a great offensive by the armies
of the Entente Allies was scented
here today by military critics as
a reeult of the announcement
from Petrograd that the Czar in
person would lead the Russian
forces in the battlefield.
It was believed certain that the
move was designed to mass every
energy of the Russian people for
the supreme struggle against the
This impression gained force
from the continued hammering
by the French and British cannon
on the German lines in the west
and from the failure of Berlin to
claim further gains of note along
the Niemen river or in the Riga
sector. It was believed the Russian lack of munitions had at last
been overcome and that while
they held large forces of Germans
and Austrians in the east, French
British and Italians would simultaneously beflin an offensive on
their fronts.
Petrograd, Sept. 9.—A statement
issued today by the war office says:
In Galicia, near Tarnopol, yesterday
we achieved great success against the
Germans. The German Third Guards
division and the Forty-eighth reserve
division, reinforced by an Austrian
brigade, with great quantities of
heavy and light artillery, according
to statements made by prisoners, had
been preparing for several days for
a decisive attack. This was fixed for
the night of Tuesday-Wednesday.
Forestalling the enemy our troops
took the offensive and after a stubborn fight on the river Doljolka the
Germans were completely defeated
Tuesday evening. At the end of the
engagement the enemy developed an
artillery (ire of most extraordinary
intensity. Only the impossibility of
replying with the same weight of
metal prevented us from further developing the success we had obtained.
The G .rmans, besides suffering enormous losses in killed and wounded,
left prisoners in our hands more than
2000 officers and 8000 men. We captured !i0 guns, 14 of which were of
heavy caliber, many machine guns,
gun limbers and other booty. After
a brief pursuit our troops occupied
their fcumer positions on the river
The emperor, having received a report of the defeat inflicted upon the
enemy, sent an order to express to his
valorous troops his joy and thankful
ness for their success and the heavy
losses inflicted on the enemy.
Further south in the region ot
Tiiembola, on the 7th, we dislodged
the enemy from a series of villages,
making prisoners over 40 officers and
nearly 500 soldiers, together with
three guns and a dozen machine guns.
Between the Dniester and the left
bank of the lower Sereth the Austrians passed to the offensive in the
course of the 7th in the region of the
village of Voriatyntze. By flank attacks one of ou.r battalions arrested
the enemy's offensive and took prisoners 11 officers and over 100 Austrians with machine guns.
The fortunate withdrawal of our
armies from the .difficult position before the Vistula where they were surrounded by the enemy is beginning to
make itself felt now by partial successes.
Aviators Destroy
Two Submarines.
Amsterdam, Sept. 10.—The Telegraph's correspondent at Bruges
contradicts the German version
of the bambardment of the Belgian coast by British airships.
He says that 10 German soldiers
were killed and 100 wounded at
Zeebrugge. The civilians killed,
he says, were not residents, but
workmen employed by the German military authorities at the
submarine port, Two submarines
were destroyed by the bombardment. 1NTKKH.K I'KINTING COMPANY, LIU.
$1,60 Per Year, in Advance.
To the United States 12.00.
All communicati oris should be adiires .ed to
The Herald. Prince George. B. C.
Norman H. Weslkv.
J. G. Qunn,
Man_Kinjf Director.
FRIDAY,  SEPTEMBER Kith,   1915.
.   ,    1W  .  s auu _ url»ccii   jj .lliun i_Ml
section were at least two weeks anfj  Prince Rupert   now   carry
further along to maturity than oarlor-observation car on rear of
those of  the   prairie  countries each train,
much further south. These carj are of the latest
                     I Grand   Trunk  Pacific   type  of
1 for duplicate Certificate of" title No.
•'6429A issued to Knut Mellem cover-
ing'Lot Twenty-Seven (27) Block Fifteen ilo) Map 649, Townsite of Fort
George, (McGregor Addition).
it is mv intention at the expiration uf
one month from the date of first pub-
_.. , .. pnin'nm. nt     with     steel     under-   lication hereof to issue a duplicate cer-
No other occupation opens so equipment,   uicn   steei   unoer   ^^ q{ tjt|e covering the above
wide a field for profitable and frames, electric lighted,   hand-,lam|s to Knut Mellem unless in the
... ,  , ,      : anmpK- fini.hpfl   _n_  luxuriously  meantime I shall receive valid objection
agreeable combination of labor sojneij nnisneci, ana ulxu™UUb|y theret0 in writin(,.
with cultivated thought as agri-' furnished. At the rear of eachi DATED at the Land Registry Office,
culture. Papulation must in-j car there is an observation plat- KamlooosB. c, this 27th day of Apnl;
| crease rapidly, more rapidly than form six feetten inchesm width.   ■ ''   c H DUNBAR,
' '"     30-7 ot. District Registrar.
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at \Vholesi
Stationery, Moegazines, N'ennpfipers, Cu
Toilet Articles,
le and Retu
.fections. ,-e
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George
The decisive action taken by ljn former years, and ere long the
the people of prairie provinces most valuable of all arts will be I stools. The parlor section of the
on the question of prohibition has | the art of deriving subsistence,'car, for the special accommoda-
been instrumental in awakening; from the soil. No community, .tion of ladies, contains six heavi-
the people of British Columbia to; whose every member possesses ly upholstered chairs and sofa,
an earnest consideration of the: this art, can ever be the victim Separating this compartment
matter. I of oppression in any of its forms. - from the larger portion of car,
The war has, by the material Iguch community will alike be in-'is short corridor and smoking
necessities of lhe opposing na- depen(]ent of crowned kings, of'room, while the larger observations, compelled a revolutionary; money kings and of land kings.--;tl0n en£l contains twenty corn-
change in the social and living;Abraham Lincoln. fortable arm chairs, upholstered
habits of the peoples drawn into j                                                  I in leather.   Each car contains a
Victoria, Sept. 8.—It has been ,
ported that the 72nd Regiment l
kitchen,  from which porter in
charge will serve light refreshments.
Space   in   parlor - observation
strong drink traffic; of irreligious ,Y;';' °""   "1C  u";"  ""'■'■""""> '■ cars will not be sold or reserved,
men attaching themselves to the1 Western Scots, would not be re-: but is for the additional comfort
higher duties of life.
the cockpit.   We early read of j
Russia and its vodka traffic; of I
Britain by ironclad restrictions
curtailing the grave evils of the
Seaforth Highlanders   (Vancou
and   the   67th  Battalion,
be required to send forward   drafts.
National■■'J"'.'Ta LU oc",u 1"'"""u  u'°1."1 land enjoyment of passengers in
systems ancl firmly rooted habits whlch werea*ked f™e week«:standard sleeping cars only, who
| ago, inasmuch as they have not &re ent..,ed tQ uge the par,or.
yet  been   completely   mobilized
hi'vebeen and are being changed.
Tne better, deeper self of mankind has asserted itself and has
proved its desire to shake off old
The Nicola Valley News puts for this belief was learned >'es-
the case fairly when it states that \ ^^'- Co1' A' T- °&llvie> the
it will support the policy of pro- P- °- C- sa*s that the or^inal
hibition for B. G, so long as thelorders have not been changed,
proposals for enactment in thePrafts of 250 officers and men
laws of the Province do not allow are bein» organized by the 47th,
for the loop hole which fosters i62nd and 54th Battalions, all of
secret drinking, and grants com-! which are trainin* at Vernon-
pensation where compensation is The 5th ^eeiment, C. G, A., of
considered to be legitimately due this city- also has a draft of 50
to licensed liquor sellers whoie,in readiness to leave. It is ex-
license being taken away brings, Pected that they wil1 «° forward
hardship and unemployment. ;at an earl>'date- At the same
Equity is the essence of gooditime that instructions for the
government and in the coming i Preparation of these forces were
: received at local headquarters,
, observation car without charge.
and are hoping to go to the front i    r> ■      s     ■ .
Passengers occupying tourist
as a uni ' 'sleeping cars are not privileged
That there is no official ground | to use the parlor-observation car.
The additional facilities offered
for observing the wonderful
scenic beauties of the Grand
Trunk Pacific route will be of
great importance and should assist materially in developing
Valet service will be provided
on these new cars, and passengers may have their clothes
pressed by porter, at moderate
Berlin, Sept. 4.—The German
army engaged in the battle for
(";;;I,;;1''!l,:,!" a!"1 sludi,JU3ac-;ttTs^fortbiTdSTs^ ^sses9ionof the*.ussianportof
were asked to take similar action.   As they had been authorized only a Bhort time, and their
The   agricultural   fair  which | recruiting had scarcely commenc-
opens on Tuesday next will bean |ed, it was not expected that they
tendon should be given to the
views of those with convictions
opposed to ours.
eye-opener to many who  have'would have overseas detachments
only a faint conception of this!available  immediately,   but   as |
district's   resources,    The  Fort!soon as the men can be obtained
Riga has won another important
victory. Army headquarters announced today the capture of the
bridgehead at Friedrichstadt, on
the Dvina, about 40 miles below j
Riga. Tbe Germans captured 37
officers and 3325 men.
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.
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.
bland Express Company,
Express Carried on Steamer B. X.
Wm. Somerton, Agent
South Fort Ge
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
George district yields the palm
to no part of our fair Dominion
when it comes to fertility of soil
and wealth of natural resources.
Let's all get busy and by attendance and a helping interest make
it the biggest and best fair ever
held in New B, C, Incidentally
we will demonstrate to the world
our varied and wonderful resources.
In the category of Canadian
cities, Prince George occupies a
unique   and   enviable
Not a dollar of debt.
and equipped, they will be moved
according to the present understanding.
The presumption is that those
who join the Western Scots and
the Seaforths will have an early
opportunity to proceed to the
Canadian base at Shorncliffe.
War News of the Week.
miles of graded streets and sidewalks, modern schools, splendid
free sites for public buildings—
and several thousand dollars in
the bank. When the time comes
to market the city's first issue of
bonds, these advantages will
weigh mightily with prospective
Geneva, Switzerland, Sept 6.—
The Lausanne Gazette publishes
position, j a letter from an Austrian officer
several! fighting on the eastern front in
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, tbence following shore of said
lake east to point of commencement,
being Lot 7940, Cariboo.
D. F. M. Pekkins, Agent.
Dated August 29th, 1915.
British, French, and Russian
war orders in Canada, together
with those placed by the Canadian government itself, are now
valued at 8400,000,000, The
middle west is expected to produce crops worth $250,000,000.
With the huge sum of 8650,000,-
000 being circulated in the Dominion in a few months' time,
there should not be much cause
for depression.
Mr. E. Michener, M. P. P.,
leader of the Conservative op
position in the Alberta Legislature was among recent callers
which he says :
"The Russian retreat is a mas
terpiece of terrifying, systematic
devastation which recalls the retreat of 1812. There is an immediate sea of flames behind the
retiring Russian armies caused
by burning houses and crops.
General Mischenko is followed by
well organized detachments of
Cossacks whose duty it is to burn
everything behind the army.
They accomplish their task implacably.
"When the Honveds tried to
enter Krilow in pursuit of the
Russians every street was aflame.
They were unable to pass through
the huge furnace and lost many
precious hours in going round
the town by indirect roads across
"When the Austro-Hungaiians
arrived at Vladimir-Volynskyi
they found the town burning and
St. Stephen's, South Fort Georoe.
Sunday, 8 a. m., Holy Communion
(second and fourth Sundays!; 2-.30 p.m.,
Sunday school; 7-30 p. m., evening
prayer and sermon.
Wednesday, 7-80 p.m., evening prayer with intercessions for those engaged
in the war.
St. Georoe'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 for those engaged in
the war.
PRINCE GEORGE-Temporary church
on Seventh Avenue. Sunday, 8 a.m.,
Holy Communion (First Sunday); 11 a.
m. Morning Prayer. Litany and Sermon;
2.30 p.m., Sunday School.
Holy Communion at all these churches
on holy days end week days, according
to notice.
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Phone 103       George St.
First Methodist Church, Prince
George, near Princess Theatre, Third
Avenue west. Rev. H. L. Morrison,
H.A., pastor. Services at 11 a.m., and
7-30 p.m.;   Sunday school, 12 p.m.
upon Sir Richard McBride, Mr, j the town of Verba was also blaz-
Michener recently made an ex- ing. Every village on the Vol-
tensive tour of the Peace River lynski plain as far as Kovel was
section, and says that section of
the Dominion is going ahead
very rapidly. Once the transportation projects now under
way have been completed, there
will be a great rush of settlement, for the lands are admir-
in flames. The Austro-Hungari-
an troops had no shelter for days.
"The roads are indescribably
cut up and obstructed, Convoys
arrived a day and a half late. It
would take 50 soldiers to draw
one cart out of a mudhole,"
First Church, FortGeorge-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. C. Justice, B.A., minister.
Service every Sunday morning in the
church at 11 a.m.; Sabbath school at
2 p.m.
Saint Anorew's Church, Prince
George,-Rev. A. C, Justice, »*.,
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 George Street,
A Gospel Meeting will be  conducted
on Sunday, at 8-15 p.m.   There ia no
collection.   All are welcome.
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Rales to Permanent Guests.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly ralei on applica I Ion
Beit of wine«.
Liejuorei eieiel dfrari
Albert Johnson, prop.
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 our
George St. office.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
L. H. WALKER, General Aeent.
Prince George Post Building,
(ieorge Street   -   Prince George, B.C.
British Columbia
Land Surveyor,
Post Building -  - Prince George.
Dominion and Ii. C. Land Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc.
Fort Goo rife, H. C.
Heeeeieeiieeiel Street
F. P. Burden, MKr.
NcIboo, B. C.
IBB. Wiinl Street
A. H. Owen, Miti'.
Victoria, B. O.
114, Pemborteen Il|i|K.
F. C. Green, Mki\
New Hazelton, B. 0.
B. C Allleek, Mk_
= .
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Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phnnoc No> > south fort george.
rilVUCa   No, 12 PRINCE  GEORGE. IU    I   11111%    L_-UH..
American   Correspondent   Pays
Warm Tribute to'.Men From
Canadian West,
The Canadian troops, particularly
those from British Columbia, are regarded in England as supermen, according to Mr. Arno Hosch, co-respondent with the Allies for the
World's Work and the New York
World, who is in the city today.
"You can hardly grasp at this distance what an impression the Canadians have made," said Mr. Dosch
this morning. "You have sent a new
type of soldier to fight in France, and
he is looked upon as some sort of a
domi-god. My own experience has
been mostly in France, and while all
Envlish soldiers are always received
there enthusiastically, the Canadians
are picked out for distinction even hy
civilians. Canadian soldiers walking
on the streets of London are also always the object of unusual attention.
"Their spirited conduct at Ypres
woke the English people to what the
Canadians really amounted to," said
Mr. Dosch. "I doubt whether it was
appreciated at first in England that
e:ieai. mva Kecruiting Officer Hen-
shaw. He said he was much impressed hy the methods used for obtaining
men, the atmosphere of the marquee
being typically western and democratic, and entirely free from red tape
formality that is usually a feature of
similar institutions.
No Trace Found
of Northern Explorer.
Under Control. jg~
Rains Throughout the Province tt*.
Have Been General and Fire     _w£Z
Danger Lessened. j ^""
Victoria, Sept. 8.—Telegraphic ad- _^--
vices to the hon. the Minister of Lands j 2^
record hot and dry weather with fed : ,^~
exceptions throughout the province; 2^Z
fires for the most part, however, being thunder control. In the Lillooet dis- j 2^1
trict, all burning permits have been ] _^—
cancelled as a precautionary measure.
i i i i  i i i i I i i l  i i i  '  1 I I I  1 I !  I 1 I I I  I 11 I  I I  I (1 I  I I  1 1 I 11 I ! [ [ [ ( ( \K_\
Nome, Sept. 8.—The steamer Cor-
win arrived today from a trading trip
to Cape Serge, Siberia.    The natives j Fmn Kttm,oons  WOT(|  hM b(jen  „,
along the coast had heard nothing of eeived that a fh,e ,„ the B,ue Riwr
Viljalhmur Stefansson, who, with two
companions, left Martin Point, west
of the mouth of the Mackenzie river
March 22, 1914, going nqrth over the!
ice in search of new land and who ex-!
pected to reach Banksland.    As the
explorers did not reach Banks land,
and as they have not been heard of
along the Canadian and Alaskan coast,
it was almost the last hope  of their
friends that the men might have been
carried to Siberia on the ice whose
drift is steadily westward from   the !
mouth of the Mackenzie river.  There '
disti'ict,   started   by   lightning,   was
threatening  timber  limits,  but    although difficult of access is now under
control.   With the exception   of   the
Lower Thompson country, occasional ]
showers are keeping the fires in check j
in the Kamloops forest district, and a
similar condition prevails in the Cran-1
brook division.    Thunderstorms with
destructive    lightning    have    caused
many fires in the Fort George coun- i
try, and a further report is expected.
Many fires in the Vancouver provin- ■
cial fqrest district are reported, bad J
is still a chance that the men may j outb,.eaks havinR occumd at   Reid.|.
have .reached Wrangell island, north- \m^ty Thurlow and Texada islands,,',
hese troops, particularly the western-1 ^ °f Siberia'    °" ^ "^   the j also at Campbell River, Gordon Pasha j J
survivors of the Stefansson ship Kar- T „, „ •n„.i«*,_. . ..~_i. .„_.!,;_.. t-i<,v._ '.
ers, could be counted upon to do an , ' .Lake, Potlalch Creek, Gammer Island,. i
„ luk found refuge until rescued.    Thc0»,;ei.    t „„_;»,„     o„,.™_...    ...oat- I'
unusual amount of headwork.   But it jRmiths    Landing,    Seymour    Creek, j (
'rescue party left on the island caches N)fffl|  ^  Al.dlejT| Burnaby, Cres- j.
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
is known in England now that while
the Canadians are as well disciplined
as any troops, in initiative they are
far ahead of the average in any country. The kind of life lived here in
British Columbia has developed clearheaded, quick-thinking men, who have
made the best possible soldiers."
Mr. Dosch, who was with the allied
armies for the first ten months of the
war, is in Vancouver writing the story
of British Columbia's part in the war
of food and supplies. The Corwin re
ports that the Arctic is closing earlier
than usual. She was unable to go
further north than Cape Serge. Ice
is already found as far south as the
Diomede islands.
| cent, White Rock, Townsend, Surrey,
Sperling,  Bradner,  Langley,  Abbots-
ford and Aldergrove, in addition to a i
'number of smaller fires.   Houses were '
. burned at Gambier Island, Burnaby, j
North    Vancouver,    Newton,    White I
Rock, Bradner, Langley and Abbots-
ford.   These fires are now all unde,r;
control, and were in slash without any
appreciable loss of timber.    In   the
Skagway, Alaska, Sept. 6.—A story J Vancouver Island forest district   all
Miners Badly Hurt
in Fight With Grizzly.
Prince George Herald
for Sunset Magazine. ■of the frantic fight of Bert Bruner : fires arc for the most part under con- j
"I was selected by Sunset to write and   Tom Webb-   prospectors,    near jtrol, with little damage to green tim-1
this article," he said, "because I had  Atlin' wi'h a  P™^'. was told the | ber.
seen the Canadians in France, and Other day when John Bowden mushed I Weather forecast -• iwdi . a wmlm-
had a keen interest in them. I have Into Atlin, after sixteen hours on the
passed through their lines a number trail. Bruner and Webb were return-
of times and know how they live. The ing to their cabin, after a day's work
story of what the war has meant to j on their claim, when they met a griz-
this country in lives is therefore of sly and her two cubs in the   narrow
George Street
Telephone 25.
uation of fine weather, but all
possible precautions are being taken
to keep fires under control and to detect and extinguish new outbreaks.
special interest to me.
"The daily work of the Canadians
The bear attacked the men, and de-
were severely injured. Bowden came
along after lhe bear had been chased
into thc brush. He undertook to
make the trip to Atlin for medical assistance. He made the fqrty-five
miles over a poor trail after sixteen
hours of continuous travelling.
The Canadian government launch at
Atlin was sent after the men, who nre
row in the hospital at Atlin. Webb
is able to walk, but he is badly bitten
about thc chest and body. Bruner is
severely injured. He has deep cuts on
the head nnd arms, and both legs
were badly lacerated.
in France is never stupid. The coun- j spite their efforts to escape they
try itself is commonplace enough,'
but the intricate trenches have transformed it into the most unusual place
imaginable. It looks like some plnce
Gulliver might have happened on in
his travels. Thc long communication
trenches start two or three miles
back, and as you go forward to the
front line trenches you get under a
hotter and hotter fire. Shrapnel is
constantly breaking overhead, and the
air is full of shells, passing with a
curious whirring sound us if thc shells
were turning end over on end. At
the front line there is a screen of lead
constantly passing overhead. Most of
this is from the enemy machine guns,
but the Canadian line sends it back
as hard as it comes. The rifle firing
is not so continuous. No one could
get bored in a place like that. All
the Canadians I have seen there seemed to be enjoying it immensely."
Mr. Dosch says that the turn for
the great offensive of thc Allies will
probably not come until next spring.
"By that time," ho snid, "both thc
British and French armies will be
adequately supplied with ammunition
to caqry on a continuous offensive
movement for months. Thnt is necessary, and thc amount of ammunition consumed by the artillery is appalling. Fifty thousand shells is not
great enough to make one important
move, And before Belgium is wrested
from the Germans there will be hundreds of conflicts of thnt size.
"It  is   thoroughly   appreciated   in
Stuart Lake Fine
Mixed Farming Country.
Telkwa, Sept. 8.—Cap Hood was
here the other day, whiyc he nnd
George Kxley took up homesteads u
year ngo. He says there aro now
nbout forty settlers in his neighborhood, which is reached by u good
wagon road from the new town of
Vanderhoof on the Grand Trunk Pacific, the distance being nbout thirty
miles. Extending northward fqr a
hundred miles or morc to within a
short distance of the Omineca gold
country is u splendid Waterway, und
thc increasing traffic over this route
to the mines is benefiting business nt
Kort St. Jnmes, the Stuart Lake trading point. As a farming section, Mr.
Hood thinks thc Stuart Lnke district
is the best in thc country.    (Jeorge
London, Sept, 4.-Petrograd,
in its latest statement, admits a
retirement of the Russians tothe
north hank of the Dvina, in the
sector where the desperate struggle to protect Riga and the road
to Petrograd is in progress,
North of Vina, where the (lerman lines have apparently made
little progress of late, the Russians claim to have continued
offensive operations and to have
gained ground against the Germans, with the capture of more
than a dozen machine guns and
3(K) prisoners.
Exley, he says, has enlisted nnd left
England and France that the biggest j f01. the front.
struggle nnd the most important jonn nostrum, the contractor, made
event of the wnr is to retnke Belgium. |a |,rjef cnll here the other day while
The Germans have fortified Antwerp, on his way to Prince Rupert nfter
Namur and Maubeuge ns they were j spending some time looking over the
never fortified before, and Northern j Francis Lake nnd Ootsa Lake dis-
l'Vance and Belgium will hnve to be tricta \yjth a view to securing a suit-
regained literally yard by yard. But I ahte location for a stock farm. He ex-
if there is one thing I am certain of i pressed himself as highly pleased with
in thia war it is that both the Hriti.nh j t^e |aliC (]j9trict, which is admirably
and French people arc determined to ^ m|xe(| hmm and    fitock
keep on fighting until they shove tho |'
Germans back over their border. Bel-1 raising.      	
gium will yet have  battlefields   that,
will make all others seem  insignifi- \ T)    JJJ,   WILSON,
cant, and thc Canadians are so placed [ ■*■ •     ha KRISTER AND
they arc certain to play an important
Mr. Dosch this morning paid a visit
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
ill Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories and in n portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for u term of
twenty-one years nt an annual rental
of Ip 1 an acre. Not morc than 2,5(10
acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for n lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Age. it or Sub-Agent of the district iu which the rights applied for
aro situated.
In surveyed territory the lnnd 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 nccompn-.
nied by n fee of $5 which will be re-!
funded if the rights applied for are
not nvailnble, but not otherwise. A
royalty Rhall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish Ihe Agent with sworn j
returns accounting for the full qunn-1
tity of merchantable coal mined nnd |
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.
.or 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.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid
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 gaitt 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.
1 .1. B. Daniell, editor of the Prince	
George Post, returned this morning Work was resumed on city
from Victoria, where he successfully streets today under Foreman
passed his medical examination for Jack Stauffer. The council de-
service in the aerial branch of the cjded at the last meeting-to make
British navy. He is now awaiting some necessary improvements
orders to proceed to Toronto where before the cold weather set in.
he wil] take a course in aeronautics jt waa decided to employ only
before proceeding to England. married men with families on the
cry work, and it is probable that
Government Agent Heme arrived about 25 will be given employ-
this morning from   Prince  Rupert, ment as soon as the  work is ar-
accompanied the Western
their way to \'i<-t<>i-i:i.  .Mr.
ranged for and under way.
to Un'
"■ U,al ™nycon,plimen.UoWer Cariboo's
ii;-  were heard  on   tin*
appearance    ami    fine
f our city's latest que. u 	
verseas forces. u; ,„  Co„f 0 _Mr_ johnA.
Excellent Crops
I. Duncan, who hns been
r nf tin* Union Bank here
Bincc tin.- local brancli was established, left today for Wolseley, Sask.,
to which point he bus been transferred. Dune's many friends
here ure' Borry to sec him depart.
He is succeeded by A. M.
Ramsay, of Winnipeg.
Mesdames Mclnnis
were hostesses on \V<
talent tea in aiel of the Women's
A&sofiialion of the Presbyterian
Church, held at Mrs, Lewis' home.
The affair ,\a- one of the di ost successful of its kind ever held and a
good -uiu was realized. Mesdames
Gaskill and Keddie assisted in
Victoria, Sept, 8.
Fraser, M P.P., of Quesnel, one,
of Cariboo's two  representatives;
in the Legislature, is in the city, j
Mr. Fraser reports an excellent
season in  his district,   which is
only awaiting the completion of j
projected transportation facilities
in order to enter upon a new era
of progress and development.
"The crops have been excel-
'lent," said Mr. Fraser. "Indeed
and Lewis one 0f tne problems confronting
nesday nt a the settiers is the difficulty of dis-
I posing of the greatly increased
j production this year. In former
j seasons the home market, due to
j the demand consequent upon the
activity in various lines of development work, was sufficient for
all purposes; but with a cessation
of much of that former activity,
the farmers now find that they jC    .,
, , ,       , ,,        kj      lender for Vanderhoof School,"
have more produce on hand than ,        wji| be received by the Honorable
. they can conveniently sell.   The '^ Minister of Public Works up to v>
•liicLroz-  ,    • . .    .    .     ,      ,    .o'clock mon of Friday, the 24th day of
return- hay Cf0P '   Part,cular|y abundant: September, 1916, for the erection and
this year. | completion of a large one-room school
Edmonton - Prince George
Prince Rupert
NO. 1 Leave Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays in :
WESTBOUND Arrive I'rince George Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays -
Leave Prince George Tuesdays, Thursdays, Sundays -
Arrive I'rince Rupert, Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 6
NO. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays 10
EAST BOUND Arrive Prince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . 8..'
Leave Prince George Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays . 8
Arrive Edmonton Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays 8
Travel via the
Our Agents will be pleased to fui
information desired.
District IWeteKcr Ae/etet,
1 p.m.
■' p.m
1 ii in
1 n.m.
45 a.m.
'") iun.
ii ah any
This young woman, dressed as shown, was snapped by a photo- ]
grapher on Fifth Avenue. Her smile did not outdo those of other!
Vanderhoof School.
EALED    TENDERS,   superscribed
to them upon the execution of the contract.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made out on the forma 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, B. C, Aug. 27th, 1916.
Contractors & Builders
Get Our Estimutoa Free of Charge :: Job Work Neatly and Promptly Executed
Phone 26
A party of hunters  composed of I
Pops. Brown,  Mel. Brown, Cappie
Foster, Bunny Hughes, Archie Croz-j
ier,   and .Sam   McGoffin
,   .     ,     ,                     ,'                ; this vear. I completion or a large one-room school j    v,      Par)ama   Kbwb   Stands   on
ed .Sunday from a  trip  down river j         ' ' and outbuildings at Vanderhoof, in the                 annum   i.um    ...uniu.
as far as the Canyon     Thev report               are year more          Cariboo Electoral District, B.C.           George Street, Prince George,  and
a  .nlpndid nutW-nWv nf fi.h ever rea:izing the necessity  of'   P'a"s'f specifications, contract, and Hamilton Street .South Fort George
.i   -p.*'!eilnJ   outing—plenty   oi  ni'li . .       .       forms of tender may  be seen on and ,
mammoth bear and moose        improved transportation fac-1 after the 4th day of September, 1816, at have your Home Newspapers, and
"'"        i'ities which  will be  given   usI theoffice, of: Mr. T. w.Heme, Govern-; M.lga/_ine?    cigars, Cigarettes also
., ... r __.!     r.        nient  Agent,   Prince George; Mr.  J. ■      b I   .
                          : upon the  completion  of the Pac-  Mahoney,   Government  Agent,    Van- Snuffs.    You will lind there, too, a
gnation of Aid. Lamhert, ific Gre.at Eastern Railway, and ■ §™g; Jl^J^g™™1 of Publici>- plete line of  Stationery,   We
Pence Kiver i on a" s'des in that section of the     Intending tenderers can obtain one are up-to-date in everything.
Danforth & Mclnnis,
and some
The res
Q lesi
.-.i'i at the last meet-
council. No action
i regard to filling the
md   the   letter   was
1 raig, an old -'timer of
was a visitor here* last
bid good-bye to his son,
who left Tuesday with the
Scots. .Mr. ('raig came to
in '70, and for the first
42 year-  paw   _   railway
train here last week,
A. G. Hamilton, Conservative
nominee for tin* provincial legislature-, le-ft this week for a trip
through the Pei River country,
.John F. (luss, nf Shelly, appeared
before Magistrate Daniell this week
charged with the theft of some
bedding from the Windsor Hotel
here,    Ih* was fined $20.
Mr-. Alberl Johnson returned
Tuesday evening frnm Edmonton
where she accompanied her sun,
Terry, who is attending the Jesuit
College in the Alberta city.
The first frost of the season occurred on Wednesday night. Though
of slight degree it was sufficient to
cut down tender plants nnd (lowers,
Mr. ami Mrs. Frank O'Flaherty
have taken the residence on the
Millar property recently vacated bj
Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery.
Province there is a desire that C°P>' of P**113 and specifications by ap-,
.,. ., lul ,.i     plying to the  undersigned  with  ade-'
this railway should be speedily ;posit of ten dollars ($io>, which will be.
pushed to completion.    The com-: refunded on their return in good order. !
pany is doing some work north L^_&2Hfi. T'i!56 accomPa"«dl
.  Z... , ■ by an accepted bank cheque or certifi-
of Lillooet, but beyond that no , cate of deposit on a chartered hank of
movp is hpina mndp toward m. f;an!»da, made payable to the Honor-
moveia Deing made tovsaid ex- able the Minister of Public Works, f,.i
tending the line. ', a sum equal to ten per cent, of tender,
' The cattle industry is showing Si-™,!! re f,orfe.ed •if.the .art?
.    J .,       tendering decline to enter into contract
great expansion  in the Cariboo when called upon to do so, or if he fail
country.   New parties are engag- r^JS^, the w?rk contracted for.
. y ii   i      ?       . Ine cheques or certificates of deposit of
ing in the   industry   all the time, \ unsuccessful tenderers will be returned
and   the  great  and  expanding'-   _._    . _'
market for meats is an incentive:   	
which is bound to be reflected in
increased herds in the grazing
areas which abound in the valley
of the Chilcotin and elsewhere
along the route of the railway."
The Panama News Co.
OUR Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now open for bu.iiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will po
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
Geo. E. McLaughlin, of the
Northern Lumber <_ MerchantildCo.
returned this week from .. trip
through the prairies provinces.
M. C Brown, of the Northern
Electric Company, is an inmate of
the city hospital, suffering from an
attack of pleurisy,
In the territory of Mackenzie, Can
ida's largest wilderness region, which
s larger than Alaska and twice the
irea of the State of Texas, is living
he lej'gest single herd of animals in
he world today. They are the Barren
I.and caribou, and, according to ex-
lerts, number some thirty million
head—a number that makes them
ti eater than were ever the buffalo of
he plains. An old prospector tells j
•he following story of the animals:
In the sr,ring of 1911 I was camped
it Fort Norman on the Mackenzie
river (this point is about 1400 miles
from a railway). The caribou were
lassing nt (he time. I Was camped
for two weeks and all that time, night
ind day, they passed within a quarter
'f a mile of my tent. I have no idea
'low many there were, but they
marched in loose order, perhaps a
:ui',''tcr of a mile deep, and were as
far back as the eye could see, coming
m, an endless procession. When I
eft to go up the river toward civiliza-
ion, they were still coming.
^ Buffalo Jones, Ernest Thompson
?eton, nnd various other noted ex-
icits who have accurate and first-
land knowledge of the country, coup-
ed with their knowledge of animals,
estimate the herd to be in the cnigh-
'lorhood of ,'i0,000,000 head.
Pints, per dozen -   - 95c
Quarts, per dozen   - 1.15
Half-Gallon, per doz. 1.45
Rings, per dozen -   - 5c
Threi' Italian recruits left here on
Sunday last to rejoin the colors of
their native land.
Jlill West, who has n pre-emption
near the Kort (ieorge Canyon, was
in town this week. He says bears
are particularly numerous this year,
he having shot three within a half-
mile of his house.
South Fort George Wedding.
An interesting event took place at
the Presbyterian Manso, Suulh Fori
(leorge, Inst Tuesday, when Mr.
Charles Edward Freeman, engineer
at the Burns cold storage plant,
was married to Miss Marie Corbett,
of New Westminster, who arrived
from the coast on the morning of the
san ie dav. Rev. A. C. Justice performed the ceremony. The young
couple will reside on Third Street,
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, Ppst Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Kings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George. «
September 14 and 15.
Fort George Agricultural & Industrial
Prince George.
Competition open to the Fort George
Land District.
Handsome Prizes for Agricultural and
Industrial Exhibits.
Horse Racing, Athletic Sports, and
Baseball Game.
Reduced Fares on the (I. T. P. Railway
all points between Endako and McBride,
September 13th and 15th inclusive. Return
ticket good to September 17th. Fare and
F. L. MURDOFF, President.
F. J. SHEARER, Assist. Secretary.


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