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VOL. 5, NO. 52.
Price Five Cents
Over a Hundred Harvesters
Left for Saskatchewan Today
Commander-in-Chief of the Italian Army and His Son.
One hundred and twenty-five
men, residents of this city and
district, left here this morning
for the harvest fields of Saskatchewan. Every man looked perfectly able to do his share in
helping to garner the record crop
now being reaped on the prairies.
A special rate of one cent a mile
had been granted by the Grand
Trunk Pacific and many pre-emptors in the district were pleased
to take advantage of this opportunity to gather in some of the
big wages reported to be existent
for harvesters.
Also on board this morning's
train were over 200 harvesters
from Vancouver, who were taking advantage of a cheap rate
from the terminal city to the
Saskatchewan wheat fields.
Arrangements had been completed last week between the
railway officials and the Dominion
government officials for this
special rate, and many came in
from the surrounding country to
enlist for the harvest.
A special government agent,
Mr. E. J. Cleven, arrived here
early in the week to issue certificates to bona-fide harvesters entitling them to the cheap fare to
the prairies. Yesterday morning
just as he was about to look over
the applicants for certificates a
message arrived from the Winnipeg Immigration  Commissioner
stating that more men were not
needed in Saskatchewan owing
to the large influx of harvesters
from the eastern provinces.
About 150 men were then here
waiting for the inauguration of
the cheap fare, and Mr. Cleven
had no other recourse but to refuse to issue the required certificates. Many of the men had
spent several days in town at
considerable expense, and the indignation expressed on every side
was pardonable under the circumstances.
Immediately on receipt of the
news Mr. H. L. Gurwell, the
Grand Trunk agent here, sent a
long message toW. E. Duperow,
passenger traffic manager of the
G. T. P. at Winnipeg, giving him
an outline of the situation and
informing him of the disappointment of so large a body of men.
The wires were out of commission a part of yesterday but immediately communication was restored a reply came from Mr.
Duperow authorizing Mr. Gurwell
to issue the tickets at the low
rate, with the express understanding, however, that no guarantee of employment was attached. The prompt action of Mr.
Gurwell and the ready acquiescence of the railway company no
doubt, saved the city authorities
from having to deal with a situation requiring considerable tact.
Recruiting for
Western Scottish
Many Offering Themselves for
Service in  Colonel  Ross'
According to present indications W. F. Cooke will have little
trouble in making up his complement of a hundred men authorized by wire from Colonel Ross
of the 67th battalion of Western
Scottish. Mr. Cooke is anxiously
awaiting further word from Col.
Ross or the arrival of a commissioned officer to make out the
attestation forms for those now
ready to be sworn in. Every day
sees the arrival of one or more
husky frontiersmen from the
silent places of the great north
ready to take up the Empire's
fight in whatever quarter they
may be directed. The delay in
the receipt of specific orders is
consequently irritating to many
of those who are eager to get
into training at once. Definite
orders cannot be long delayed,
however, and Mr, Cooke is hourly expecting instructions by wire.
Following is a list of those
who have signed the preliminary
roll and passed the medical examination. There are many
others ready to enlist the moment
specific instructions arrive:
James Bolton, Harry Fallon,
(ieo. Webster, S. J. Wilton, Walter Adams, A. Crozier, Monte
Fraser, Harry Chapman, Russell
Craig, G. E. Railton, W. Fraser,
A. Lineham, A. F. Cumming,
Wallace McMullen, W. S. Everett, A. Haggith, H. McLaughlin
and G. A. Bown (Vanderhoof),
Neville Montgomery, Jack Wilson, Reg. Booth, R. L. Condy,
S. Borland, Bill Hedges.
Find Valuable Minerals
C. R. Jiu'eline, of Kelly, Douglas &
Co., nnd lloli Jamicsoi'i, formerly of
Stewart, were roaming the hills
around Skeena Crossing a few days
hro, when they ran across one of the
biggest deposits of ehalcoyrite ever
discovered up the Skeena. It was a
real ten-strike. They had gone to visit
a claim, but a fog: settled down. After
considerable wandering they found
themselves across the divide from
where they expected to find their holdings, and it was while there they made
the Iiie; strike. I'rince Rupert Empire.
Two New Schools
Now Under Way.
Bronger & Flynn, contractors
for the building of the new two-
room school on the Millar portion
of the city, are already at work
on their contract and hope to
have the new building completed
in record time.
Mason and Henderson were the
successful tenderers for the erection of the four-room school on
Block 178, and will commence
operations next Monday. Both
schools will be of the most modern construction and are designed
according to the standard plans
of the educational department.
The city schools re-opened for
the fall term on Mondav last in
the four cottages on Fourth
Avenue, with an increased attendance over last term. At present there is an average attendance of about 155.
The new schools will be ready
for occupation by December 1st.
General Cadorna and his son leaving the army headquarters in
Rome prior to starting for the for the front. General Cadorna has
made extensive plans for the invasion of Austria, a most difficult
undertaking in view of the mountain passes they must take.
To Render Waterways of
North Easily Navigable
Mr. J. Heatheott, Dominion
hydrographic engineer, leaves today with a party of men for the
Stuart and Tatche lakes country.
Mr. Heatheott has orders from
the Dominion public works department to open up a navigable
channel in the rapids of Tatche
river, a short stream joining the
Stuart and Tatche lakes. When
this is accomplished 150 miles of
navigable waterways will be
opened up, furnishing a cheap
and easy route to the Omineca
and Babine mining fields. The
only route now open to those
sections is over the pack trail
from Hazelton. More than half
the transportation costs will be
saved by the water route.
Frank Freeman, a man famous
throughout British Columbia for
his skill in clearing out river obstructions, will have charge of
the work on Tatche rapids, which
is a guarantee that the job will
be well performed.
Mr. F. W. Aylmer, of the Dominion department of public
works, left yesterday for the
Peace river country to gather
data for a report to the government on the necessity of improving the waterways of the north
Advertising of Money Bylaws
Cost the Ratepayers an Even $500
Chief Lake Settlers
Want Public School
The settlers of the Chief Lake
district have petitioned the government to establish a public
school in their thriving settlement, Already there are eleven
children of school age there, and
as ten is the lowest requisite
number of school children for
the establishment of a government school, it is thought their
petition will be favored at once.
School Inspector Gower, of Victoria, is in the district and will
visit and report on the Chit f
Lake application,
Grizzly Cubs Will Be
Mascots For Western Scots.
Bill Hedges, a frontiersman
from Findlay Forks arrived in
town this week and immediately
volunteered for service with the
Western Scots, now being recruited here by W. F. Cooke. A
pair of grizzly cubs captured in
the north country were brought
down by Hedges, who hopes to
obtain the consent of the military
authorities to have the grizzlies
accompany the regiment as mascots.
It cost the city of Prince George
an even five hundred dollars to
advertise the money bylaws for
the statutory period covering ten
days. This bill was presented
and ratified at Monday night's
meeting of the city council.
Mayor Gillett in explanation of
the amount involved said that the
manager of the News, the paper
honored with the city's patronage, had informed him that the
amount should really be $950,00,
but a reduction had been made
owing to the hard times and the
scarcity of money in the city
treasury. He was certain the
city would appreciate the magnanimity of the News.
Aid, Ellis, chairman of the finance committee, had nothing to
say on the matter. He is a stockholder and holds a position on
the paoer in question.
It was a strange omission on
the part of the News that in its
report of the council's deliberations, occupying several columns
of Tuesday's issue, that no mention whatever was made of the
$500 advertising account.
The bylaws as published in the
News occupied a Bpace of 66
inches, and nine insertions were
sufficient to meet the., requirements of the law. Had the bylaws been set-up in type ordinarily used for advertisements of
this kind, the space occupied
would not have exceeded 40 inches. The Herald offers this knowledge gratis to the ratepayers
and council of Prince George out
of its wealth of practical experience. It is not a case of sour
grapes with the Herald. The
municipal act provides that such
advertising must appear in a
daily paper if such be published
in the district.
Road Completed
To Willow River.
Splendid Highway Now Connects
This City With Willow River
and the East.
The new government wagon
road to Willow River by way of
Six-Mile Lake, which has been
under construction since early
spring, is now completed, Foreman Frank Freeman, who was
in charge of the work, has built
a splendid highway according to
the statement of Al. Young, who
had the honor of driving the first
automobile over the new road.
There are no heavy grades and
the road runs through a remarkably fertile district where several
settlers are located. With good
transportation facilities, agricultural development in that district
promises to be greatly stimulated. A number of short roads
tributary to the main highway
are being opened up by settlers
located further back. Settlement
will in consequence be greatly
increased now that every facility
is furnished the people for the
easy marketing of produce.
There is no better judge of
roads in the country than Al.
Young, who, before he took to
the automobile, was considered
the most expert stage driver in
the Cariboo. Al. piloted the first
six-horse mail stage coach into
South Fort George over the old
Blackwater Trail which was then
little better than a rabbit track.
German Transports Sunk by Russians;
Thousands of Men Drowned in Gulf;
Greatest German Dreadnought Sunk
WINNIPEG, August 25.-Uncensored letters from
the old country dated August 12th and received in the
city today indicate that the great movement of Kitchener's
new army has commenced, lt is stated that from Salisbury Plain alone 200,000 troops had been dispatched tothe
front, and this is typical of many other camps.
PETROGRAD, August 25.-Three German transports
were sunk by Russian land batteries near Pernau, at the
north end of the (lulf of Riga, and several thousand German troops drowned according to semi-official announcement in the Novo Vremya today.
The (iermans attempted to land troops at Cainash.
south of Pernau, in lighters, simultaneous with the naval
attack, which ended in the destruction of the battle cruiser
Moltke and seven other German warships.
The Russian fire, concentrated against the lighters at
first, was shifted toward the transports after the lighters
had been destroyed and was equally successful with the
larger vessels.
PETROGRAD, August 24.-Confirmation of the report that British submarines sank the (lerman dreadnaught Moltke in the (iulf of Riga was given out here
today by the Russian admiralty. Russian warships also
sank or damaged two German cruisers and eight torpedo
boats. It was admitted, however, that the Russian gunboat Sivutch was sank in a brilliant fight in the course of
which she sank a Herman torpedo boat while she herself
was in flames and sinking. One hundred and fifty men
went down with the Sivutch.
LONDON, August 26.-The severity of the recent
fighting in the Dardanelles is shown by the fact that in
the past eight days there have been nearly 800 casualties
among the officers of the British forces, the Australians
and New Zealanders bearing the brunt of the losses. The
casualty list issued yesterday contained the names of 122
officers and 1350 men.
Artillery Will
Decide the Issue.
Montreal, Aug. 24,—The Montreal Gazette's London correspondent telegraphs:
"My men, man for man, are
superior to the Germans in fighting qualities, and the endurance
of my guns is better than the
German guns. For instance, my
13 inch shell is equivalent to
their 17 inch. The issue is now
between Krupps and Birmingham."
"This is the message Sir John
French asks us to convey to the
people of England," said James
O'Grady, M.P., who has returned
from a visit to the trenches, to a
Daily News representative last
night. O'Grady went out to
France with Labor colleagues on
a mission connected with the removal of the international trade
union bureau from Berlin.
"This mission," he said, "was
successful, inasmuch as the
French trade unionist agreed
with England and America as to
the desirability of removing the
trade bureau to Switzerland, in
order that the international union
should, after the war, continue
to operate in its old effective way.
It now remains to be seen what
attitude (lerman trade unionists
will adopt towards the proposal
as they constitute a formidable
section of the bureau, which they
Waiting For Facts
To Decide Action.
Washington, Aug. 23.—Official
announcement was made at the
White House today "That as soon
as all the facts regarding the
Arabic are ascertained, our course
of action will be determined,"
This official announcement was
given out by Secretary Tumulty
after a conference with President
Wilson. Mr. Tumulty said the
statement was all he was authorized to say.
The statement bore out previous unofficial statements made at
the White House and at the state
department that President Wilson had not determined what action the American government
would take and would suspend
judgment while awaiting receipt
of all facts available from all
President Wilson has given up
for the present his plans to re-
i turn  to his  summer  home at
I Cornish, N. H., and will remain
I in Washington,   He had hoped
i to go to Cornish late this week.
The president does not expect to
j hold the usual cabinet meeting
tomorrow.   All but three of the
members are out of the city.   A
; meeting will be held as soon as
'conclusive evidence  about   the
sinking of the Arabic is received.
Exchange of Lots
For City Schools.
Secretary Leathley, of the city
school board, yesterday received
a wire from Mr, Hansard, of the
legal department of the (I rand
Trunk Pacific, stating that the
railway company was agreeable
to relinquish their portion of
Block 178, consisting of 18 lots,
to the city for school purposes.
This allows an entire block for
the new four-room school about
to be erected. The Grand Trunk
will receive in exchange for their
property an equal number of
government lots elsewhere in the
Sustains Severe Injuries
From Infuriated Bull
Charles March, of Mud River,
was brought into the city hospital this week suffering from a
broken leg and a severely bruised body, the result of an encounter with a vicious bull on the
ranch of George Harris. Fortunately for March the bull was of
the hornless variety or the result
would have been even more serious. He was knocked to the
ground by the bull's first assault,
the vicious brute then attacking
him with head and hoofs.
The timely arrival of Mr. Harris,
who heard his cries for help,
saved March from being trampled to death. LIsnED WEEKLY BY TIIE NORTHERN
Per Year, i„ evdv
ad,lrespe_ to
re B. C.
nal as the Liberal organ. A well- Vancouver, Aug. 23.—From Alter
known Liberal of long residence Bay t0 tne international boundary line,
; here, called at  the Herald office the   coast
Norman H. Wrs
.1   a  QufNN,
ela-.eegi-eejr Director.
U7TH,   1915.
! this week and in stentorian tones
demanded an immediate retraction of our published statement,
which we hastened to offer. Out
of consideration of our contemporary's feelings and with a
:|wholesome respect of the libel
1 law, we wish to draw a veil over
I die irate Liberal's remarks. We
Failing in his endeavor to stir ' tremblingly promised not to re-
up local feeling against the Con-' peat the offence and again ab-
servatives of this district, the jectly tendered apologies to our
pn ss a;rent of "de gang" writes caller and his party. Guess it's
the Vancouver Sun a characteris-j up to Billy and "de gang" to
tic lot of twaddle anent the school continue their support of the
situation here.   The "dispatch" orphan until a foster parent can
TN THE MATTER of an application
1 for duplicate Certificate of title No.
26429a issued to Knut Mellem covering Lot Twenty-Seven (2TI   Block Fif-
of British Columbia was te|„ (js)   Map 649, Townsite of tort
s a result George, (McGregor Addition).
it is my intention at the expiration ol
has beeti | one month from the date of first publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of title covering the above
lanels to Knut Mellem unless in the
meantime 1 shall receive valid objection
there ti in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Office,
Kamloops, B. C. this 27th day of April;
A. D. 1915.
30-7 at. District Registrar.
•Miunii IIUIU
concludes as follows:
"The people, of course, have
had no say in the matter except
to i lect the mayor and school
trustei -. who asked for what the
Coi servative candidate worked
agai sl an .' had refused to them."
The statement that the mayor
wis authorized to represent the
school trustees before the educational department at Victoria is
vigorously denied by the members ee;' the local board. If Mayor
Gillett so represented himself at
the capital in securing a promised
change of plans, he should be
brought up short and an explanation demanded.
The gist of the matter is that
Gillett aspires to be the dictator,
the pooh-bah of the town. Like
a certain European ruler now in
the limelight, he evidently believes in "divine right" to override the wishes of people, organ-
is, or corporate interests
not in accord with his own narrow views,
be secured.
shrouded today with smoke as
cf forest files.
An army of fire wardens
fighting the flames in various districts
for several days, but laek of rain is
seriously handicaping their efforts.
Thirty dwellings and farm houses,
several saw mills and hundreds of telegraph and telephone poles have been.
White Rock, a resort where a la,rge
number of residents of Vancouver and j
Westminster hnve summer dwellings,
is threatened with destruction.
The total damage since Saturday i.s
estimated at  ,10,000.
jars, (i§
.ai in
mccos, ai W!
, Newspapers
il.-t Articles.
j Fort George Drug Co.,
;     Laselle Avenue, Souiii Fort George.    ::    George Slrcel, Prince George
[The Herald is not responsible for,
.er do we nocessarily endorse, theopin-
ins expressed by correspondents,   The
ame ,,i the writer must in every case
ccompany the letter.]
Smithers Has Modern
JVater System, gQ]e Agent for  the
Smithers,   Aug.   24.-An   immense MJLLA.R POrtlOIl
steel standpipe and tank of sufficient
capacity  to  supply  the  railway and /\f T*V\YlGQ (jQOYQQ
town with water i.s being erected by
the Grand Trunk Pacilic close by the TO WTlSit6
  roundhouse.    The water will be sup-
Editor, Herald.—The citizens plied fron] Crysta] lake> which is a
of Prince George are today ask- Hule over a miie away and has an
ing themselves the question, eleviuion of a hundred feet or more
"Has gang rule been introduced above the site of the tanki Engin.
;nto the life of our young city ?',' eers are now ,lt work Iaying 0llt B pipe
line for the purpose.
The railway company has submitted
a proposal to the Citizens' Association whereby they would be willing
to supply the town with water for do-
Express Carried on Steamer B. X.
South lo
Many incidents of recent date
would lead to the belief that the
question should be answered in
the affirmative. A certain clique
of city officials and their support-:
ers have established a  boycottLertfc use at a rate of five cents per
against the residents of one sec- thousand gallons,   At a meeting   of
tion of the city and those whose jthe association held on Friday evenit)t,
opinions on  local   affairs differ
from their own.   I am in a posi
tion  to substantiate this charge.ia ,„. ,.,;: ,,K ,]u. .... .l„1,.,„1Hlt u,„
but for the sake of brevity will be entffed into in the near futo
The predictions of cjte on]y one instance.    I can 	
persons who know   his former j furnish you with a dozen others;   Major A. E. Snyder, who for twenty-
record in  municipal affairs have ^ v£m ^^   por 0by-jous reasons seven -vears saw service with the R'N-
ast it was decided to take advantage
"iof the railway company's offer, and it
Special inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything,
been borne out.
As to the vapid whines of Gil-
leu's lightweight press agent,
they receive no more local attention than the yappings of a
coyote. His meagre brain is of
the ingrown variety.
I am not using names, but these
Earl Grey is busily engaged in
Britain on a scheme for the welfare of the ex-soldier, the man
who, after the war, will return
to civil life,, says the World. His
Lordship speaks of sending thou-
sands of British ex-soldiers to
Canada, of placing them on the
land here and in a position where
their future livelihood will be
assured. The scheme has everything to commend it, but to be
successful it will require the cooperation of the Canadian and
British governments. No haphazard plan of shipping ex-soldiers to the Dominion irrespective
of their suitability for the new
■life before them, will have a
chance of success.
Canada has a problem of her
own in this regard. Those of the
Dominion troops who suffer per-
W.M.P., in all parts of western Canada and the Yukon, and who command-
you will find enclosed. The man ed a =quadron of the Strathcona Horse
referred to as a victim of the in the South African war, has been
boycott is  a well-known   citizen, pointed director of prosecutions  un-
He was working as a helper em- der the new saIes of Ii(Juor act oi Sas'
,   ,                  ,      .             ,.     katoon.
ployed by a  mechanic  on   the,	
hotel building.    He is a prop-:   As a testimoniai t.0 the efficacy of
erty-owncr and a  highly-respcc- the single tax in operation and the
ted citizen.    Unfortunately  (for after effects of wild-eatting in town
him)   he  did   not  support  the j lots> the,'e are now officially listed
present mayor in the late civic
! election.
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.
Prince George Hotel,
E.    Iv    1'IIAIK
iModcrn and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Corner Hamilton & Third
Soulh Fort George, B.C.
ome 2000 Edson lets which will   be ! FtfC, ACCident, L_.f C,
, ,        forfeited by their owners unless re- _, ,_, ,,
Just to illustrate howdcemed before 0ctober 7.   Tax en.;P ofp (1 n™ flr)fl   o
the machine works: Themechan- krcement returns have been the big- VJiaoa aim   ail
ic by whom he was employed !gest feature of the advertising in the1 nfViov fnvmc n'f
government  gazette during the past!UUltI   J-UUIISJ Ol
three months, but the Edson cont
bution in the currenti ssue, now off thi
, press, is the bulkiest to date. The
structions to that effect from the j properties which are to be forfeited,
"boss." The mechanic reluctant-(unless redeemed in the interval, repre-
ly conveyed this information to sent a liberal percentage of three-
the helper who was forced tojW'f sections, and it is believed that
quit after having worked only
one day.
Don't you think, Mr. Editor,
was told by the building foreman
,that he would have to "fire"
.that man as he had received in-
a majority of the delinquent owners
will let the land go rather than face
taxes on it.
that it is about time the decent
element of our city and the lovers of British justice were awak
ened from their s
same system of
St. Stephen's, South Four George.
Sunday,  8 a. m.,  Holy Communion
Phone 103      George St.
gang  rule nus  (second "and fourth Sundays);   11a.m..
been followed in all city appoint- morning prayer, litany and sermon;
'-UO  ii.rn.,   .Sunday school;   7-.'i0 p.m.,
vening prayer and sermon.
ments and in the  giving out of
work by the city.   Do you re
manent   injury   will  require  to! member the sPectacIe of the days
have permanent provision made
foliuwing the civic election when
Wednesday, 7-30 p.m , evening prayer with intercessions for those engaged
in the war.
lor them. The mere allowance
of a government pension does not
complete the duty of the country
to those who have bled for it.
.Many of the incapacitated men
who return to the Dominion will
b,; (ir. for some lij/ht employment
and it should be the duty of some!vvith the. failltwt sParl<  °f ni:i"
patriotic organization to see that
such work is provided.   Idleness
and a pension are not all the ex-
soldier will desire.
St. George's, Central Fort George,
gangs oi foreigners were given! Sundayi 8 a-m Ho)y commnn)on
the preference over the men with (first and third Sundays); n a.m.,
families, in the city work''   n.,Jni?rnJn« prayer,  litany  and sen,,,,,,
Already some steps should be
taken to provide for the future,
for some who have paid our debt
to our country by their permanent disablement are beginning to
return home. Now is the time
to begin, It is not an act of
charity; itis ihe simple discharge
of a public duty.
If the state of affairs existing
in Prince George is as outlined
by "Canadian" whose letter appears in another column, then
the time has come for the citizens to demand a public investigation, Britishers and Canadians
(the terms are synonymous) are
not the people who submit to
coercion or intimidation.
10 p.m.,  Sunday Bchool;   7-i!i) p.m.,
city is fast becoming depopulated I evening prayer and sermon.
through the "rule or ruin" policv!   ''''.Ia-V' ''■'■'. I'-'P- evening prayer
„  ..... . ...        ,     ,        '   with interceasious for those engaged in
ot  Gillett  and   Ins   cohorts.    Is the war.    Holy  communion  at  both
there an even  chance for a man i lurches on holy days and week days ac-
! Connie); tu notice.
.       . I'rince George Sunday School at
hood in his veins:   iMany prop- 2-80 p.m., in the day school building.
erty-ovVners like myself are ask-1
ing ourselves these questions.
The cities of the States have
awakened to the perils of "gang
rule" and are banishing the
gangsters to obli> ion or putting
them behind the bars. Are Canadian cities to perpetuate the
species ?
Thanking yon  in advance
publishing this, I remain,
Yours sincerely,
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Rales lo Permanent Guests.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates   $2.50 and $3
Monthly And weekly rati s nn application
Beat of winofl,
Liquor. and < [gars
Albert Johnson, >•......
Free Information,
We have just
issued our new land booklet,
wliich gives accurate and complete information regarding lands in Central British Columbia, along the new railroads.   Free
copies can be obtained at our
George St. oflice.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE   GEORGE,
I,. II. WALKRII, titenernl A Kent.
Fikst Methodist Church, Prince
GEORGE, near Princess Theatre, Third
Avenue west Rev. H. I.. Monism!,
IB.A., pastor. Services at 11 a.m., ami
p.m.;   Siineliiy school, 12 p.m,
P#  E.   WILSON,
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
-30 i
First Church, FortGeorge Rev,
('. M. Wright, n.a., minister. Services
at II ii.in. and 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath
school at 1 ii-15 p.m.
Knox Church, South FortGeorge.
Rev. A. (.. Justice, ii.a., minister.
Service every Sunday morning in tine
church at 11 a.m.;   Sabbath school at
.  11. ni.
Saint Andrew's Church, Prince
Georoe.- Rev. A. (,'. Justice, n a.,
minister.   Service  is  held  in the Rex
evening al 7-30p.m.| Sabbath school
in the Rex Theatre, at il-iiii p.m.
Prince George 1'nHt Building,
George Street   -   Prince Goorge, ll.C
Burn, ii Columbia
Land Surveyor,
Post Building -  - Prince Georoe,
Winnipeg, Auk. 21. Rov. A.
II. Heinna, financial secretary of!Theatre,'George-street" ..'very "su
the Social Service council, said
today that he fully expected, as
did other temperance leaders,
that the referendum in Manitoba
on prohibition would be taken in
December of this year.
Timber Limits,
Third Avenue, near Georgo Street,      porj Georgo, n r
A Gospel Meeting will bo conducted !     VTiim .£,',' m_,,
on Sunday, at 8-16 p.m.   There iu no 1 Noiaon,B.C,
ollection.   All are welcome. IM. W«t3Slrool
A. ll. Qroon, Mm:
Dominion and II. C. Lnnd Surveyors,
i  Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Victoria. H. C,
111, Pembertoi, Wil.
P. C. Greon, Mir.
N.'w Hazelton, li. C.
II. C  All.  ,el,, Ml.,1'.
eer ge Hardware Ci
Sliccl Metal.   Furnaces a Specially.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
PSintlAC   No' * SOUTH  FOHT  tivnttGE.
Jt  SIUHCa   No, I2 PRINCK  OEOROK. Mayor and Council
City Council Had Busy Evening
and Varied Matters were
Acted Upon.
There were two vacant seals
at Monday night's meeting of
the City Council. Aid. Ruggies
is still in the east on a business
trip and Aid. Livingstone was
also out of the city.
Mr. Fred Hood waited on the
council in regard to the need of
a city scale. He pointed out that
farmers, bringing hay into the
city at present were handicapped
in that there were no facilities
for weighing. The mayor stated
that he was making arrangements for the inslallation of a
platform scale at the rear of the
fire hall.
Mr. Hood also drew attention
to the need for some concerted
action in order that a market
might be secured for the large
quantity of potatoes that would
be for sale in the district this
fall. He thought the industry
should be encouraged, as this
district was second to none in the
quality of tubers produced, Mayor Gillett named the following as
a committee to investigate and
report on the means of securing
an outside market for this produce : Aldermen Eagel, Ellis,
and Parks, and Messrs. Hood,
Austin and Porter.
Mr. Alien interviewed the
board regarding the present city
dumping ground, which he stated
was a public nuisance. The
provincial sanitary inspector also
wrote the council on the question
and suggested that the council
apply to the government for
D.L. 1431 instead of the present
site on the McGregor addition.
A letter was read from the
deputy minister of public works
in reply to a request from the
council for some action in regard
lencu io tne uoai'fl Ol works.        I iire-ngnting crews nave heen success-
It was decided to advertise fonful with these eX('ePtions' and fui:ther
damage averted. The western division
cf the Island forest district reports no
fires,   but   there   are   several   fires
applications for the position of
city scavenger.
In connection with the issuance of city bonds, the assessor
brought in a report that a rough
estimate of city improvements
was as follows: City Streets, 5
miles; sidewalks, 3 miles; railway tracks in city limits, 10
Indemnity Bylaw No. 22 providing salaries for the mayor
and aldermen was given three
readings and will be finally passed
next Monday night. It provides
for an annual salary of .$1200 for
the mayor and $210 for the aldermen, payable monthly.
Mayor (iillett asked for suggestions on the amount of remuneration to be fixed. Aid. Eagel
thought  that  61200  was  little
around Parksville, one serious out-
I break near Courtenay and two near
Denman Island, which are being
fought, Fires on the islands between
Nanaimo and Ladysmith Ure under
j control.
With the drying up of vegetation
and the lack of rain, the fire hazard
is increasing, and only by dint of the
utmost care and precaution with fire
will destruction of life and property,
and heavy outlay by public bodies and
private individuals be avoided.
Russian Victory
Causes Jubilation
London, Aug. 23,—The capitals of
the entente allies are jubilant toduy
over the   unexpected   victory   which
       they have won in the Gulf of Riga.
enough for the chief magistrate|England hfld more than
and this was unanimously en
dorsed. Mutual admiration and
boquet-tossing between the mayor and aldermen preceded the
suggestion also from Aid, Eagel,
that the aldermanic stipend be
$240 per annum. This also received the unanimous support of
the board.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ a sympathetic interest in the battle, as a Bril;sh
sul marine accounted for the German
battle cruiser Moltke, the loss of
which, added to the destruction of
two cruisers, eight torpedo boats and
four transports, constitutes the greatest naval disaster suffered by Germany
during the war.
For the past week both Petrograd
Bylaw No. 23, regulating the|and Bei.lin have ])een gending meagfcr
reports of naval operations in the Gulf
of Riga, which were interpreted to
mean that Germany was attempting to
land forces for the purpose of sup
porting the left flank of Field Marshal
von Hindenburg in his efforts to overrun the whole of Courland and thereby
establish his armies along the coast
route to the Russian capital.
The official Russian report claiming
a decisive victory for the allies, together with the expulsion of the surviving units of the German naval
force from the gulf, contains few details in addition to an enumeration of
_^^^^_^^^__^^^^__, asmuch as Petrograd^ announced sev-
where rain has made the position com- |erai days ag0 that her large warships
paratively secure, the weather has had retired from the gulf, the mos-
been hot and dry and very favorable' Quito flotilla, assisted by submarines
to outbreaks of fire. In the Tete Jaune &f^f defences' wreaked unwpect-
ed destruction on a part of the German fleet and the transports.
The moral effect of this action on
placing of telephone, telegraph,
and electric poles on the city
streets was read and passed,
Department Report
on Forest Fires
Victoria, Aug. 24,—The minister of
lands is in Receipt of telegraphic advices covering the fire situation dur-
in the past week throughout the province.   With the exception of the Ha-,
,.            ,   _ .       _,       .    ,. . . .   ;German losses.   It is assumed that i
zelton    and  Prince  Rupert  districts, j^^ on Do4„„„„„^ „„j
division all fires have been extinguished with the exception of one north of
,   . Berg Lake, Mount Robson Park, and the Russian people is expected in Lon
to opening the Fraser River rail- intermittent strong winds add to the don to be great, as it probably will do
way bridge for vehicular traffic. [task of the flre.flghters.   From Fort much,t0 allay.the iraPression incident
The deputy minister stated that
no settlement had yet been made
by the government with the G.
George, Nelson and  Cranbrook
T. P.
The application of Wm. Sherman   for  the  position  of city
scavenger made vacant by the
resignation of E. Cashman, was prevail   m
referred to the board of health.    Twenty-five
News of the long-delayed fire were burnt
engine was conveyed in a letter
stating that the engine had been
shipped from Woodstock, Ont.,
to   the   continued   Russian   retreat.
^^^^__^ which has been arrested nowhere ex-
, reports show that all fires havd cept jn the northern sector, from Riga
extinguished or are under ccn- to Kovno.
without  serious damage    being i    British  military  critics  regard the
The    harzard   in ttie Lillooet Ba,tic advance of the Germans as of
^^^■■B supreme  importance  if  the  invaders
owing to occasional rea,]y contemplate marching on Petro.
conditions'grad.   On that account   the   Russian
section is great
strong winds, and  similar
on August 16th,
The manager of the hotel in
course of erection on Third Ave.,
asked for a special permit to
allow of an upper balcony extending  over the  street.   The
the    Kamloops    district.' naval victory may be of large effect
thousand feet of timber on the German plans,
as a result of two out- Italy's declaration of war on Turin .aks in the Kettle Valley, and six key has not yet led, so far as it known
[other fires were fought in the Vernon here, to definite results, but it is ex-
forest   district.    Intensely   hot    and pected to have a great effect on Rou-
I dry weather, accompanied    by    light mania, which long has been connected
winds from the soath, wns responsible closely with Italy,
for  an   exceedingly  dangerous situa-     From the Franco-Belgian fyont come
tion in the Vancouver district, where, reports of artillery duels unaccompa-
no fewer than 48 fires were fought, Hied by infantry activity,
the  area  burnt over being approximately five thousand acres, principally slash.    Much damage was done to
mayor had pointed out that this Rroperty, including destruction of two
was in Contravention Of the build- lmUses '" fH. Fraser Valley, and cab-
,    . ti       , .i . na   '"   Burnaby  and  North  \ ancou-
ing bylaw.   He also asked per- vor,  Thp flres ,lt Gol,,on Paaha Lake
protruding ;mil Siamond are burning fiercely and
mission   to  in sta!
_an Marino, smallest Republic in the world, is also one of the
Allies. The little state on the slopes of the Apennines in Italy
sent to the front her standing army of !i0 men and 900 volunteers,
keeping at home as reserves two regulars shown in photo.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, tho
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 2,600
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
arc situated.
In surveyed territory-the land must
be described by sections, or legal Bub-
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory tlie tract applied for
shall be slaked 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 j
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per ton.
The    person   operating   the   mine!
shiill furnish  the  Agent with sworn
l'Stums accounting for the full quail- i
tity of merchantable coal mined  and
pay the royally, thereon.    If the coal!
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished   nt
least once a year,
The lease will include the coal min-1
ing rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be con-|
sidered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent
of Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.—-Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid
SPECIALTY. No order too small
to receive our immediate attention.
We want an opportunity to show
you. Just Phone 25 - we'll do the
rest. And you'll get your printing
Prince George Herald
George Street
Telephone 25.
i.tfp;..\ .!
Business Follows tlie Flag
of Good Advertising.
(JNUSUAL 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  es-
tablished newspaper  in   Central
introduce you to the people who
Call us up and we shall be
with you.
British  Columbia ?   We can
will buy your merchandise.
pleased to discuss publicity
Telephone 25.
P. O. Box 348.
m .1. II. Johnson, left Tuesday
morning on a business to Edmonton.
Johnny Eagle, well-known here
in pioneer days, has enlisted at 150-
Mile House for service in the 51th
Mr. aid Mrs. Perkins and Mrs.
Albert Johnson and two sons returned today from Bednesti Lake
,vhere they had been holidaying.
\V. F. Gregg, P.L.S., left yesterday on the steamer Quesnel for
Giscombe where he will be engaged
in survey work for the next couple
of weeks. Walter Crocker, M. C.
Wiggins and George Baurle, were
the other members of the party.
J. B. Daniell, publisher of the
Prince George Post, left on Sunday
evening for Esquimalt, wliere he
will take physical examination prior
to bis departure for Toronto aviation
school. Jolm purposes joining the
naval Hying corps for service abroad.
Vancouver, t\ug. _<i. — inepro-1shelters,
prietorsof the Dominion and Yale    if it is necessary to make use of
Hotels   have   been   arrested   on j the same trenches this winter as the
charges of receiving stolen prop-! trooP3 occul'ied last winter theV wil!
.    . . • ..,   a    _    4 '■ not  suffer  so   largely from wet and
erty in connection with the most; .^ ^ and ,.^ £ possible to
daring   daylight   robbery   everisleep or re2t with gome degree oi
carried out in Vancouver.   Using j comfort.
skeleton keys, unknown robbers |   For the protection of the troops in
on   Friday  morning  at 6 o'clock J the  advanced   trenches,   the   use  of
entered Cottrell's warehouse on \%™*n ia, b°in8 lafrgfy e*tend.ed-
Z. _ , ,,        ,       ! The drilling of the posts for the wire,
Railway   Street,    within   three which wa8 formyly done m_ heavy
blocks of the police  station, and j mallets,   the   sound   of   which    was
calmly took away a dray load of' often the signal for a volley from the
whiskey and  champagne,   The
police allege that later the same
day hundreds of dollars worth of
loot was sold to the hotels named   ,*" °fad' Au* "--Th* Prkesident
.    „.. . .,       , ,,       of the Duma has stated that the Ger-
at   fifty  cents on   the  dollar jmamj log. the battle.eruis¥ Moltke>
Three   thousand    dollars   worth ;three   cruisers   and   seven   torpedo
were stolen and the police havej boats in the Riga battle.   The Ger
recovered $1800 worth.   The ac-
enemy,   is  now  accomplished   noiselessly by machinery.
tual robbers appear to have got
en away.
A. II. Booth, of this city, cycled
to Vanderhoof last Wednesday and
returned Friday. Vanderhoof is 7q
miles from here, and Mr. Booth
covered the distance in ten hours
easy travelling. He states the road
offers no serious obstacles to a cycle.
Lew. Woodman, Bill Nunnelly,
and Grant Lawson, who left here
for Vernon with the first batch of
recruits, have been drafted to England to complete training.
Killed Her Husband
Whilo He Slept
Victoria,     Aug.     24.—A
mother's surprise and delight at  an
unexpected visit early this morning
from    her   five   grandchildren    was
turned in a moment to keenest appre
hension and subsequent sorrow when
the eldest, a boy of thirteen, handed | a part of the Turkish navy after the
Mrs. Clark a note telling her that the ' commencement of the war, and was
children's   mother   had   slain   their  "^'tT? Sultan Se'im' ,
The Moltke was 590 feet long and
A letter received in the city from
Dan McGregor, who left here last
fall for service abroad, states that
Louis Rogers, formerly of Kennedy
Blair's staff, has been killed in
France. Rogers was on his first
trip to the trenches when a shell
struck him and he was blown to
Tommy Brady, of Findlay Forks,
was lirought into the city last Saturday suffering from appendicitis.
He was successfully operated on by
Drs. Ewart and McSorley this week.
Joe Tailin, one of the proprietors
of the Arcade Cafe, left Sunday
night for Rupert. He will probably
visit Alaskan points before returning.
i lie social evening and musical
entertainment held at the Presbyterian Manse, Fort George, last
Monday, was thoroughly enjoyed by
the large number that attended.
Ice cream, cake', and other refreshments were served. The musical
contributions by Mrs. Radeck and
Mrs. Knox wen
particularly en-
Sam Borland, the local transfer
man, has enlisted with the Western
Scottish, and hopes lo get the job
of moving the Kaiser's trunk out of
Deer-shooting season opens next
Wednesday. Already parties ol
local sportsmen are making preparations for the hunt.
Mr. K. E. Phair, proprietor of
the local hostelry, announces that
henceforth his hotel will be know
lis the   'Prince George.''
The moonlight dance to Ik- he
• ui  the tennis court  at the 0
this evening,   promises to
attended.   The proceeds are for the
Fifth Army Medical  Corps of British Columbia.
father with an axe and that  by  the  „. ,. ,    ...  ,     ,, .   , .
J was armed with ten 11-inch guns and
time the grandmother got the note   twelve G-inch guns and twelve    24-
the writer would be dead.
The note was from Mrs. Clark's
daughter, M,rs. George Anderson.
A search of several hours discovered Mrs. Anderson's body on the
beach, where it apparently had been
washed from a nearby promontory.
From the police investigation it
would appear that Mrs. Anderson stole
TN ACCORDANCE with chapter 36.
1 R  S. B. C,   1911,   "Ferries Act,
the Government of British Columbia
invite applications for a charter for a
ferry to ply across the Fruser River at
Raush Valley.
Applications endorsed "Tender for
Ferry" will be received bv the Honourable Minister of Public Works up to
12 o'clock noon of Monday, the Sixth
day of September, 1915.
The limits of the ferry shall extend
for a distance of two miles and two
miles below said point.
The charter will cover a period expiring on March 31st, 1916.
The   ferry  shall  cross   passengers
whenever signalled and  required   between the'hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.,
(Sundays excepted),
man fleet has left the Gulf of Riga.        Applicants should give a description
The Germans tried to make a de- of the vessel it is proposed to use, the
. d       d ■ »i J method of operation,  and the vessc I
scent near Pern Pvin, on the    east I must fonformjn an respects to the n-
shore of the Gulf of Riga, some   35! quirements of the  "Canada Shipping
miles north of Riga.    Four    barges'Act and Amending Act."
All children who are travelling to
and from school shall be carried free
of charge.
Applicants shall state the tolls they
propose to ask for ;--
Foot passengers, adults, each.
Foot passengers, children under thirteen years.
Automobiles  with driver  and  passengers.
Passenger with saddle horse.
Passenger with horse and buggy.
Driver with  two horses and wagon
loaded or unloaded.
Cattle and horses per head.
Sheep per head.
Hogs per head.
Calves and colts under one year old
per head.
Freight, perishable, 100 pounds.
Freight, imperishable, 100 pounds.
The Government of British Columbiie
is not necessarily  bound to accept the
lowest or any application submitted.
Deputy Minister and Publii'
Works Engineer.
crammed with soldiers took part in
the descent. They were repulsed by
the Russian t/oops without the co-
' operation of artillery, the Germans
grand being exterminated and the barges
The German battle cruiser Moltke
was a vessel of 23,000 tons and carried in ordinary times a complement
of 1,107 men. She was a sister ship
of the famous Goeben, which became
pounders. In addition, her armament
included four 20-inch torpedo tubes.
She was built in 1911, and had a speed
of about 28 knots.
The Moltke was in the battle with
the British fleet in the North Sea last
January, when the German armoured
cruiser Bleucher was sunk. In 1912
the Moltke was in the German squadron which visited the United States
battleship squadron at Kiel during its
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., Aug. 16th, 1915.
Sept. 3-3t.
from beside he/ sleeping husband an t/,.ip around the worldi   The cogt of
hour or so after midnight, went   to the Moltke was about $12,000,000.
the barn for the axe, and, after slay-1    Petrograt",  Aug.  22.—The    state-
ing her husband, wakened the chil- '. ment made   n the Duma tonight  by
dren by entering their room.   Sending ! the Presider.t of the chamber, M. Rod-
the eldest boy for her writing tablet,'' .ziank°' ,th?\ theDGe'™a» «**    had
, ,,,.,,,.,,       ueen defeat* t at Riga with the loss of
she sat at a table while the childrenjthe battle c.ulger Moltke and   thm,
dressed themselves. |other  cruisers and    seven    torpedo
Shortly  afte,r daylight she  kissed boats, eliciti d unbounded enthusiasm
the little ones goodbye and sent them : and was accompanied   by    touching
with the note to their grandmother.
No ca, i-e fur the tragedy i: known.
son    Inn
however, said  Mrs.  Ander-
suffercd    from    religious
The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince George, and
Hamilton Street, .Soutli Fort George
have your Home Newspapers, and
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes also
Snuffs. You will find there, too, a
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date in everything..
The Panama News Co.
British Make Progress
Against the Turks
' scenes. The deputies of all factions
mutually coi gratulated One another.
The news ewead through the city
and the peop'e gathered at the newspaper offices waiting for the official j
bulletin concerning the battle. The
people regard the reported victory as
the turning of the tide in favor of
OU R Telegraph Oflice at Prince
George is now open for bujiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will go
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
be well
A handsome bungalow is being
erected on the Millar property, Lot
18, Block 243, by Norman K. Wade.
The building has seven
is strictly  modem
rooms ami
its appoint-
Paris, Aug. 25.—A French official
report on fighting in the Dardanelles
between August 20 and the morning
of August 25,/elates that the British
left wing has made progress against
the Turks, occupying 800 yards of
Turkish trenches in the northern zone
of the fighting, and that a French aviator on August 20 was successful in
sending to the bottom a large Turkish
The statement as given out by the
French war office this afternoon,
"The period of five days since the
issuing of the last communication on
the Da/danelles has been marked in
the northern zone by further progress on the part of the British left
wing. These British troops have occupied 800 yards of enemy trenches.
"In the southern zone, the operations have been limited to artillery
actions and to lighting between
"During the night of August 23-24,
a F/ench company was successful in
an attack on a Turkish position used
by the enemy for listening purposes.
in the morning of August 25, a detachment of Turkish soldiers endeavored to reoccupy this position,
nut they were repulsed.
"On August 20 our air forces bombarded with success u position of debarkment at Acbacliiligian, on the
European side of the strait, to the
ninth of Nagn/a.
"In spite of the violent fire of numerous hostile butteries, one of our
aviators was successful in sinking, ut
its anchorage a large Turkish transport,"
Wedding at South Fort George
At Knox Church Manse, South
Porl George, last evening, R. g,
Blassingame and Mrs. Jennie Wor-
niaek were married by Rev. A. C.
Justice. Friends gave them a reception upon returning to their
home on the
Fort George.
river   front,   Soutii
Dunkirk, France, Aug. 24.—All
along the French front preparations
are going steadily forward for the
winter campaign, In thc trenches,
the greatest possible degree of cure
is being taken to protect the men, not
only against attacks, but also against
thc rigors of the weather.
Tar is being extensively used wher
ever the intrusion of water is likely
to occur, the effect being to make the
trenches as nearly watertight as pos
Pints, per dozen -   - 95c
Quarts, per dozen   - 1.15
Half-Gallon, per doz. 1.45
Rings, per dozen -   - 5c
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., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fott George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Summer Holiday Trips
To Eastern Canada and United States
Combined Rail and Fresh Water Cruises
in exquisitely appointed trains and veritable na|» •.
on water, insuring comfort and rest to
the pleasure seeker.
SUMMER SERVICE STARTS with first train f,
Winnipeg, Saturday, June  19th, at 10-80 p tn   „d       "
Tuesday, Thursday and  Saturday thereafter, connecting1.
Kort  William  with  S. S. " Noronic,"   '• Huronk'     '
Hamonlc," respectively, and  boat special  from Sarnla
om Na
Day Train from Fori William leaves lmmediute|v
after arrival of steamer.
See the Scenic Wonders of Western Ontario
(Tho Nibigami District.)
Side Trips      ::     ::      Liberal Stop-Overs.
Your patronage is earnestly solicited.   Literature furnished
Itineraries arranged.
W. J. QUINLAN, Dittrict Pass. Agent, Winnipeg, Han
Gi'l Our EBtlmaten Few of Charge :: Job Work Neatly and Promptly EletuM
PHONK   26
Danforth & Mclnnis,
September 14 and 15.
Fort George Agricultural & Industrial
Prince George.
Competition open to the Fort George
Land District.
Handsome Prizes for Agricultural antl
Industrial Exhibits.
Horse Racing, Athletic Sports, and
Baseball Game.
Reduced Fares on the (!. T. P. Railway
all points between Endako and McBride.
September 13th and 15th inclusive. Return
ticket flood to September 17th. Fare and
F. L. MURDOFF, President
F. J. SHEARER, Assist. Secretary.


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