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VOL. 6, NO. 5.
Price Five Cents
A.  G.  Hamilton, Conservative Nominee  For District
Returns From Extensive Trip Through Ncrihern
Part of Constituency.
"The Peace River country, on
iaccount of its tremendous area
land the wonderful fertility of the
isoil, will, in my opinion, develop
Jinto the most important agricultural district in British Columbia."   So stated Mr. A. G. Ham-
.ilton. Conservative nominee for
,{this district in the coming provin
■Dial election, upon his return this
\ week from a month's trip through
He great Peace River Valley.
I With one companion Mr. Ham-
■ton, despite his sixty odd years,
'-left here on September 5th to
; iltidertake a trip that requires
great powers  of  endurance,  a
knowledge of canoeing  in bad
..water and the ability to meet
;': successfully   the  many   vicissitudes of the life of the trail and
paddle.   The  trip  through the
.Peace River Valley and tributary
valleys is at present an arduous
'one.   Train was taken as far as
Hansard on the Fraser  River,
and from that point the route
lay down the Fraser River to
Giscombe Portage,  where   boat
and provisions were portaged to
, Summit   Lake,   whose  waters,
through a series of interesting
streams, finally reach the Arctic.
The same boat which carried Mr.
Hamilton and his companion from
Hansard to   Giscombe  Portage
parried them the entire distance
i to Peace River Crossing, the new
.'centre of interest on the rolling
prairies of northern Alberta.
From the head of Summit Lake
to the junction of the Parsnip
and Findlay Rivers, the combined waters of which streams form
the Peace River, is a distance of
approximately 250 miles. There
is very little good land until Fort
McLeod, on McLeod Lake, is
reached. From that point to the
junction some good land is found
scattered here and there, but the
country is mountainous in places
and there is not enough good
land in one body to assure any
great agricultural future. At
Findlay Forks, as the junction of
the Parsnip and Findlay Rivers
is called, there are about 35 settlers. Some very good land is
found there and the surrounding
country is rich in mineral wealth.
At this point the famous Mt.
Selwyn, "The mountain of gold,"
is situated, and the course of the
Peace River for 40 miles from
the junction is through the heart
of the main range of the northern Rockies. The cutting of a
giant river through the Rocky
Mountains is in this instance
unique. There is no other river
in America which rises west of
the Rockies and empties its
waters into the Arctic or Atlantic.
From the point where the river
leaves the main range of mountains until the Rocky Mountain
Canyon is reached, fifty miles of
fairly good country is providing
homes for an increasing number
of settlers, 'lhe Rocky Mountain
Canyon, absolutely unnavigable,
necessitates a portage of 13 miles.
The river falls 270 feet in ten
miles of this notorious passage,
where at times the entire river
is forced in a whirling torrent,
through a narrow gateway in the
rocky cliffs. Hudson's Hope is
located at the eastern end of the
portage trail and at that point
there are between forty and fifty
settlers. A Hudson's Bay Company post is located here and the
settlement has a semi-monthly
mail service. Hudson's Hope is
located on the western boundary
of the Dominion Government's
Peace River block.   At Moberly
Lake, 15 miles from Hudson's
Hope there is a settlement of 16
Fort St. John, another famous old Hudson's Bay Company
post, is located in the middle of
the above-mentioned block, sixty
miles down river from Hudson's
Hope. This place was at one
time an important trading centre.
A catholic and a protestant mission were at one time conducted
there, but these have been closed. There are two trading posts
operated at present, one belonging to the Hudson's Bay Company and the other to Revillion
Bros. Fort St. John is the headquarters of the provincial police
for the Peace river district.
Five miles down river from
Fort St. John the settlement
called Taylor's Flats is reached.
At this place Mr. Hamilton stated
he saw the finest land seen on
the entire trip. There are twenty settlers at Taylor's Flats.
Twenty-five miles farther down
river is Cutbank, the river landing for the famous Pouce Coupee
prairie country. The first sign
of any settlement is met with
seven miles south of the Peace
River, and from there for many
miles the entire country has been
settled. Over 300 homesteads
have been taken up in the Pouce
Coupee district. Dawson Creek
and Saskatoon Creek are well
settled districts.
The entire district from Hudson's Hope to, and including the
Pouce Coupee prairie, gives
promise of rich agricultural development. At Fort St. John
Mr. Hamilton saw vegetables
which for quality and size equal
the best he has ever seen any
place. Ripened tomatoes and
corn were included in the list.
This particular district, though
hundreds of miles north of Edmonton, enjoys a milder climate
than the section of country of
which Edmonton is the centre.
This is due to the much lower
altitude, which, at Pouce Coupee
prairie is about 1500 feet.
At Peace River Crossing great
activity is in evidence, The]
Thomas Company is building a
large 250 foot boat for river service. The Peace River is navig-
able for 250 miles west of Peace
River Crossing and for 350 miles'
Twenty • one New Members Have Been  Admitted to Membership, and Important Work is
Being Taken Up.
While the progress of the Italian Army has been apparently
slow, it is caused largely by the mountainous country they are
passing over, necessitating the use of ropes in hauling their guns
and climbing slopes.
Will   Join   67th   Battalion
Western Scots Stationed
at Victoria.
The following men arrived
from Quesnel last Tuesday on the
H. Moffatt. P. Foot, H. Shaw, J.
McDougall, T. B. Mason, J. Richards,
C. F Boyd, J. Jones, H. Perry, G. R.
Henry, R. McGee, and Acting Corporal
George Johnston. The latter was in
charge of this body of recruits.
On Tuesday afternoon the Circle W
came in with the following, in charge
of Acting Corporal Clyde Kepner l A.
A. Boyd, W. Boyd, F. Smith, G. Jen-
son, A. Reimer, V. Minisa, A. Pearson, J. D. Mitchell, M. Dwyer, E.
Moore, G. Shaw, J. McKenna, and W.
Quesnel continues to send men
to the front, and it is safe to say
that no better response to the
call to arms has been made by
any town its size in the whole
empire. The above mentioned
men all left here on Tuesday
night's train, and will join the
67th Western Scots at Victoria.
As a body of recruits they are
well over the average, and no
doubt, their home town is verv
proud of them. We add our good
wishes for their success and
safety to the good wishes of the
citbens of Quesnel.
Wounded   McBride  Soldier
Sends Letter From
Fine Agricultural Display.
Contrary to conflicting reports
the people of the north country
are decidedly loyal to the present
government. Strong conservative associations are found at
Hudson's Hope and Fort St. John
while there are two associations
on Pouce Coupee prairie.!
Throughout the entire district j
covered Mr. Hamilton found the!
settlers looking forward eagerly '
to the completion of the Pacific
Great Eastern railroad into the;
Peace River country. The Ed-!
monton, Dunvegan and British I
Columbia railroad is almost com-!
pleted to Peace River Crossing,
and is being extended to the
boundary between the two provinces, When the Pacific Great
Eastern is linked up with this
railroad there is no doubt but
that practically all of the trade
of that immense country will be
carried on with coast ports, and
the business of the new road
will be almost as great as the
average transcontinental line.
It is 400 miles from the heart
of the Peace River country to
Edmonton. When the P, G. E.
is completed Prince George will
be as close as Edmonton and the
A fine exhibition of local grains
I and grasses is to be seen in the
window of the North Coast Land
Company, Ltd., on George Street.
This gives a good opportunity to
judge of the exceptional fertility
of the soil in these parts. If there
is any doubting Ihomas who has
a sneaking idea that this display
is not a bona-fide exhibit of the
products of the Prince George
district we will be glad to take
the trouble to prove to his satisfaction that every bit of grain
and grass shown was grown
within a few miles of this city.
Mr. George McCullagh, the
local jeweler, has just received a
most interesting letter from Pte.
Sidney ChiveralI, a member of
the provincial police at McBride
before the war broke out. Pte.
Chiverall writes as follows : "No
doubt by this time you have got
; to know that I am a prisoner in
j Germany. My left leg is gone
l from the knee, so of course 1
I trip around on crutches. A bul-
I let went through my left arm
and I got a smack on each shoulder. I ran into this lot during a
night attack at Ypres and layout
for two days and nights without
any grub, etc., or being dressed.
The result was that I came near
being an "also ran" when picked
up by the Germans. The leg was
rather badly smashed; I'd lost a
lot of blood and also had augue.
Fortunately I was found by a
very decent lot of Germans. They
gave me wine and tried to get
me to eat, but I couldn't. I was
soon in the hospital and leg amputated, but I think the doctors
thought I was going to th° hippy
hunting grounds. Anyway, I'm
still alive and although not very
fat am feeling better every day.
Two days ago I was up before a
medical board for examination,
with the result I hope of getting
exchanged next month."
Pte. Chiverall was in the thick
of the fighting at Ypres, when
the Canadian forces so highly
distinguished themselves. He
was a member of the 10th Canadian Scottish, and well known
to a large circle of friends in the
Upper Fraser Valley and to quite
a few in this city, who will be
pleased to hear that he is alive
and well,
No more important move for
the betterment of conditions in
this city and the furthering of
its best interests could be made
than by awakening interest in
the local board of trade. This
organization has become an active one and great interest is
being evidenced in the work. At
the regular meeting held this
week 21 applications for membership were received and accepted.
The new members are :
W. A. Martin, Dr. D. B. Lazier,
Mclntyre and Bignell, Northern
Telephone and Power Co., Ltd.,
Edwin Pooke, T. E. Gaffney, T.
McGuire, R. R. Walker, F. D.
Taylor, Dr. R. W. Alward, G. C.
Macleod, N. H. Wesley, F. M.
Ruggies, E. A. Eagel. V. N.
Bogue, E. E. Phair, F. A. Ellis,
P. E. Wilson, G. E. McLaughlin,
F. B. Hood and A. K. Bourchier.
One of the most important
questions which has occupied the
attention of the board is the matter of improving the ferry service over the Nechaco River at
Fort George. This service has
left much to be desired in the
past, but upon the earnest solicitation of the board of trade,
Road Superintendent Snell has
coast ports but a short distance
away. The settlers seemed strong
in their faith that the necessary
capital for the completion of the
line will be secured by the government and the work pushed to
completion as rapidly as possible.
The government has estab ish-
ed two post offices on the Pouce
Coupee prairie. There is a weekly mail service.
Mr. Hamilton reports fine
weather for the entire trip.
There was not one rainy day,
and only two wet nights.
Moose, bear, grouse and ducks
are plentiful, and the trip was a
very enjoyable one in every way.
What Canada is Doing.
"We have sent overseas more
than 83,000 men. When those
now under orders depart, Canada will have sent to the front
more than Britain sent out to the
Crimea. We also have established in Great Britain, France and
the Dardanelles, sixteen Canadian hospitals for all the forces of
the empire. Having seen nearly
fifty hospitals while I was abroad
I venture to say there are no
hospitals better equipped, better
manned or better organized than
those Canadian hospitals,"—(Sir
Robert Borden,)
provided for first class service.
Two men will operate the ferry,
and the tariff charges for after-
hours accomodation have become
a thing of the past.
The question of building a
bridge over the Nechaco River
at Fort George is being considered. This is badly needed, and t
is expected that some arrangement will be male togoaheid
with this work in the near future.
New Store Opens.
Mr. Mike Nurick, the well-
known proprietor of the Rex
News Stand, is opening a fine
new store on the corner of
George Street and Third Avenue.
The new store will be known as
the "Stag Cigar Store." A full
line of cigars, cigarettes, and
tobaccos will be carried, as well
as magazines, books and papers,
Asforted candies will be sold,
and soft drinks in season.
Mr. Nurick also operates the
news stand in the Prince George
Hotel and is opening a similar
branch of his business in the new
Alexandra Hotel, on Third Avenue, where all the above mentioned lines will be carried.
White Fish From
Lesser Slave Lake.
The fiishing industry in Western Canada has received a great
deal of attention this year, and
the developments to be recorded
for 1915 will be very remarkable.
Interest will centre, of course,
largely on the developments of
Prince Rupert as a fishing port,
and the shipments of Halibut and
other fish from Prince Rupert
this year over the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway have made a very
notable contribution to the wealth
of Canada. Another interesting
fact in connection with western
Canada fisheries is disclosed by
the announcement that White
Fish are now being shipped from
Lesser Slave Lake in car lots to
Chicago. When the Edmonton
Dunvegan and British Columbia
Railway made the lake in question accessible, two fish companies were formed in Edmonton to
go into the business, and towards
the end of July the first express
shipment of White Fish was
made. The Canadian Expres Co.
supplies refrigerator express cars
which bring the fish over the E.
D. & B. C. Railway to Edmonton
thence to Winnipeg over the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway and
by connecting lines to Chicago.
Chicago is a great market and
distributing point for white fish
caught in western Canada, and
they seem to be able to take all
the white fish that can be sent
The fish from Lesser Slave
Lake are reported to be superior
in quality and to be present in
the lake in enormous numbers.
This is the first year, of course,
in which commercial fishing has
been practiced there, It is expected that the Canadian Express Company, the E. D, & U
C. Railway, and the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway will have to enlarge their arrangements next
year for handling the fish to be
Canada's Forest
Reserves Enormous
According to a report recently
issued by the Canadian Government, the total area of the forest
reserves of the Dominion in 1914
amounted to 152,935,593 acres,
divided among the Provinces as
follows :
Province        s Acres
Quebec - - - 107,997,513
Ontario - - - 14.430,720
Manitoba - - 2,606,400
Saskatchewan - 6,195,705
Alberta - - - 16,813,376
British Columbia (in
railway belt) - 2,117,638
British Columbia (outside of railway belt) 2,474,241
Besides the areas given for
British Columbia, all lands west
of the Cascades bearing more
than 8,000 feet, board measure,
of timber per acre, and all lands
east of the Cascades bearing
m ire than 5,000 feet, board
measure, of timber per acre, are
removed from entry.
First World
Series Game.
Philadelphia won the first game
of the world's series from the
Boston Red Sox at Philadelphia
yesterday, by the score of 3 to 1.
Alexander pitched the game for
the Phillies, and although hit
oftener than Shore of the Red
Sox, he kept the hits scattered
and proved more effective in the
pinches. The second game of
the series is being played in
Philadelphia to-day.
TO EXCHANGE-Have registered
title to two-acre block on car line within 20 minuteB of Vancouver city hall.
All in grass; sidewalks, city water,
light and telephones. Will exchange
for live or six room house in Prince
George. Particulars Box C, Prince
George Herald.
A short distance below the
junction of the Parsnip and Find-
lay Rivers, whose waters from
that point, on are known as the
Peace River, a small river called
the Wicked comes in from the
north. Near the junction of the
Wicked and Peace lives a man
named Coward—no other then
our old friend "Slim," late o:'
Tonequah. Since it is well known
that "Slim" is a pioneer ol the
old school and the personification
of intrepidity, it is useless to ask
"What can a Coward do to help
the Wicked make the Peace?" The Oldest Established Newspaper in the
Fort George Disttict
11   UildLU
$1.60 Per Year, In Advance.
T«i the United States {2.00.
All communications should be addressed to
The Hirnild, Prince George, B. C.
bustle, the wide spreading bustle
that hung in the rear which has
returned. It is merely a bustle
Norman H. Wesley,
R. R. Walkbr,
Man'i^iinf Edito
SATURDAY,  OCTOBER   9th,   1915. |
The question ot the importation of foodstuffs and manufactures and the loss thus borne by
The Provincial forestry officials
are contemplating legislation
  which will place tht- blame for
„ ,      ,. ., forest fires on the settler.    ltis
However, when it comes to the   . .     ,  ,,   . . .,
,     ,.      , . ,   .    .. .  , claimed that in most cases the
■slaughter of infants, it must be1    .J    .        „ .,,    .
, , ..   . „     ,             ., settler is reallv responsible for
iconceded that Herod was a piker ,    ,.       tl    , ,     ,     ...
,       .,    , T, .     r,.,, thenre.   He burns brush with-
alongside of Kaiser Bill.                   .                   , , .,
  out a permit and does not use the
necessary precaution to prevent
the spread of fires once started,
In placing the blame upon the
settler it is thought that fires
will  be reduced at least thirty
per  cent,   lhe settler  will  of
course in many cases be able to
Cartage Co.
Parcel Checking
and Storage.
RUSH BROS., Proprietors.
Phone 51.
Prince (ieorge,
Opposite Station.
Don't whine if you find that
the war is beginning to pinch
■ you,   financially   or   otherwise.
, i    e. u-        I-,,,—       I Your sacrifices, voluntary or in-     	
the people of this and other prov-' voklntarv, are triflling compared P>"ove himself innocent of any
incesisa question of vital im-1 with those 0f the man at the charge, but the new legislaiion,
portance.   The matter is capably |front jf pa8Serj,  will undoubtedly do
treated in the article which ap-j        '   | much toward preventing fire loss.
pears elsewhere  in   this  issue. |    These ch|„y eveningg remind'
Vancouver's big skating arena
The B. C. Consumers' League is;sister that pretty soon she will
behind a movement which has be able to put away her summer'will open on November 17th.
as its principal mission the infiu- furS) di? up ner diaphanous hosi-j Despite the effect of the war
encingofthe people of British ery an<J abbreviated skirts, and upon sports of all kinds, the
Columbia   to  buy  home-grown ; bare her bronchials to the blast.' Pacific Coast Hockey Association
foodstuffs and home-manufactur- [   j ^^ forward to a good season.
ed goods.   This applies of course     prince Geo|.ge jg gti|] in the! The fine new arena being con-
only to cases where the provincial manufacturers and growers
2an meet the demand.
The cause is a most worthy
one and should receive the atten- j
tion of every citizen who is in-1
terested in the progress of his I
own  province.   One  good   out
come of the movement will prob
ably  be the increased
dark on the question of light.
If Germany had not been ready
for war there would have been
no war.
structed in Seattle will soon be
completed. There will be four
teams in the league this winter,
and some fast hockey will be
The statement that 20,000 un-
j wounded  Germans  surrendered
i to the Allies in the recent fight-
impetus ; ing in the west occasions a great
that will be given to the produc-ideal of comment.   It ia thought
Rather laughable to witness
the efforts of the enemies of the
provincial government to find
evidence of illegal j rocedure in
the purchase of the two submar-
§ole 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.
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application
Beejel ot wieei'i .
Llquora unel citrurH
Albert Johnson, Pr.P.
tion of foodstuffs arid the manu-j by some critics to indicate that]ines from the Seattle Construe
facture of high - class goods I the German army is beginning to
throughout B. (. ■ lose confidence.
Our first duty is to our own j 	
province. Why should the good: How about a little Turkey in
money earned at home be spent |Greece with the Allies to Servia
abroad?   Large sums are paid IforThanksgivingdinner Monday?!
annually to the growers of fruit 	
in Washington, Oregon and Cali- j When the Allies capture Lens
fornia, when British Columbia|they should be able to see their
fruit is the equal of the imported way (^ Berlin.
article, and is in many instances 	
superior in quality.
Prince (ieorge is a new district freight shed
but even here we see instances
tion and Drydock Company.
And still our depot is merely a
The two crack steamers of the
B. C. Express Company's fleet,
the "B. X."and "B. C." will be
hauled out of the water at South
Fort George, These fine boats
are to be laid up indefinitely,
after having provided a river
steamboat service of the highest
Heavy shipments of fruit are
being sent out from the cities in
i ..tili-utn!T_rL['_.p0rtatli0n i   Even absinthe is of some real | the south of the'province." Good
Garden Tracts
From 1 to 10 acres on
the Fraaer River and P.
G. E. Railway within a
mile of town. Price and
terms on application.
of vegetables and grains,  when
good.   Large quantities of the
the ocal producers are able to|forbidden French tanglefoot is
supply, at reasonable pnc«. a: teing converted into alcohol for
large part of what is required juge ,n the manufacture of gun.
A   stronger demand   for   local i ^^   It8 u till a de»truc
produce will bring about increas.:..
ed production. '	
This is not a matter to be; The rather facetioU8 German
passed over hghtlv, but const!-1 Crown prjnce gtated ear]y jn
tu es a duty which each should; 1914 that he w„ anxious for war
fulfill. 1 wenty-five cents aday!and a sma9h at those French
for every man, woman and child . swine_ He got hjg wjshi but the
in the province is being uselessly recent smashin>f he received in
spent in foreign markets.   If this |
return cost the German  Army
does not constitute an injustice j lo0,000 men.   The"reputed swine
to the people of the province as ij out to be very efficient
a whole it is difficult to know :so|djers
what does. ''        	
When you go to the grocery j Milwaukee furriers claim that
store to buy canned fruit is it! the war will be over soon, basing
necessary that you pay a higher I their predictions on the fact that
price for California fruit than
for fruit canned in this province,
when the latter is in every way
as good as the former ? Large
quantities of home-grown produce is finding its way to the
waste heap as a result of competition with imported goods.
There is no cause for this. Even
supposing the buying of home
products means the paying of a
little higher price at times, it
should not be hard to understand
that this will be offset in the end
by the increased prosperity of
your home district, in which you
invariably share.
"Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, oh City Fathers," is
the earnest prayer of the average
city business man when old Jupe
Pluvius casts his shadows over
Prince George occasionally and
makes artificial light necessary
during the late afternoon hours.
Candles and lamps are frequently
requisitioned, pending the turn
ing on of the electric current. A
settlement of the lighting question will be a great relief.
How is it that the night falls,
but it is the day that breaks ?
expected orders for fur6 to be
used this winter in a campaign
against Russia have not come
from Germany.
Mighty few people get indigestion from swallowing their pride.
Many a fellow paints the town
who wouldn't even whitewash
his own fence.
Fine girls upon your covers strut
In bathing suits and curls,
But don't you think you ought to
More covers on your girls ?
prices are being realized. In
some districts the shipments this
year far exceed those of last
Canada won first and second
prizes for the best wheat exhib-
ited recently at the International
Soils Products Exposition at
Mr. Joseph Martin, K. C, received the liberal nomination at
the convention recently held in
Vancouver is to have a Vagabonds' Club. As the organizers
are well-known men of good
standing, it might be pertinent
to ask "What's ir a name ?"
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Shot and Shells
Shotguns and Rifles
Ammunition and Traps.
Kennedy, Blair & Company, Limited.
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Phone 12, Prince George. General Repairing.
Barrister and
Armstrong Block,
Prince George.
The Kaiser has taken charge
of the army commanded by the
Crown Prince on the west. Little
Willie, the hopeless, will probable' be sent back tothe nurBery.
If Ferdinand is not careful the
Allies will soon take the area out
of Bulgaria.
The Russian bear, the British
bulldog and the French fighting
cock each took a fall out of the
The only time some people
throw accurately is when they
throw boquets at themselves.
You can never tell—many a
man has starved in a garret who
wasn't a genius.
Corner George St., and 4th Avenue.
Repairing Neatly und Promptly Done.
Shoes for deformed feet
made to order.
Phone 103      George St.
Dominion and B. C. Land Surveyors,
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc.
Feert George, Ii. C. Vlctdrla, II. C.
Heereeiii.eiiei Str.e.'t III. Pemberton Bldfr.
K P. Burden. Me/r. F. C. Green, Me/r.
Ncleeen, B. O. Ne.w llnze.ltem, B. C.
HIT,, Wiml Street li. C Allleck. Mur.
A. H. Green, Men'
Inland Express Company, Ltd.,
Express Carried on Steamer U. X.
Wm. SoMerton, Agent
South Fort George.
F. M. Ruggies & Co.,
The Pioneer Real Estate Agents.
Real Estate - Insurance • Loans
Phone 21.        GEORGE  STREET.        Phone 21.
New Shipment just in
Arrow Shirts
and Collars.
New Neckwear.
See Our Window.
George Street.
Vanderhoof, B. C,
2T) Rooms, Excellent Cuisine,
Finest of Wines, Liquors and
Cigars, American Plan.
Rates - $2.50 per clay.
Prince George Hotel,
E.   E.   PlIAIR
Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public ancl Private
Contractors & builders
Out Our EieiinintoB Free of Oiorire
:: Job Work Nwitly nnd Promptly Exonitwl
Pmoni   26
Many a man who lives to a
ripe old age is still pretty green.
Dr. R. W. Alward,
Ruggies' Bldg., George St.
On account of thc very limited trans-Atlantic Bteamships in service,
you should take an early opportunity of making full arrangements for your
trip with a Grand Trunk Pucific Railway Agent, who can ticket you via any
route to port of embarkation, and over any steamship line having a passenger service. Enquire as to rates, routeB, reservations, etc., from any
Grand Trunk Pacific Agent
W. J. QUINLAN, District Passenger Agent,
"•^MWWIpCp>i»»i.TNiii ii   j To Increase British Columbia's Prosperity
B. C. Consumers' League With Members Working To Protect Home Industries.
A movement to protect B. C.
markets for B. C. products is
well under way in Vancouver,
Victoria and New Westminster,
and is spreading throughout the
province. That these markets
are in great need of protection is
a matter of general knowledge
and agreement. Hon. W. E.
Scott, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, said recently in an address before the B.C. Consumer's
League, which is behind this
movement, that 825,000,000 was
sent out of the province annually
for agricultural products, and
that $22,000,000 of this immense
sum was sent away for products
such as are grown here. It is
estimated that at least $25,000,-
000 a year leaves British Columbia for manufactured goods of
perity based upon production.
Affiliated with the British Columbia Consumer's League in this
important work are twelve of the
leading public service organizations of the province, and under
the able and energetic direction
of Mrs, J. C. KemD, of Vancouver, president of the league,
six thousand consumers have
already pledged themselves to
the preferential buying of B. C.
products. These pledges are the
result of a very active membership and pledge campaign. The
league's membership and pledge
goal for this year is twelve thousand members.
Consumers outside of Vancouver, Victoria and New Westminster, are being reached
through the Women's Institutes,
comes in large quantities from
the State of Washington, and
this work, in connection with
that of the Department of Agriculture to the same end, has resulted, according to an official of
the government, in a saving to
B. C. growers already this year
of between 8180,000 and 8200,000.
This is the official estimate of the
money which would have gone
into the States had it not been
for the government's and the
league's activity for local fruits.
In numerous sections a desire
has been shown to reciprocate by
giving the preference to B. C.
manufactured goods, so that,
while the city markets for the
orchards and ffarm products are
being built up, the country markets for factory products are be-
League a resolution was passed
that never, either now or at any
time in the future,  would the
league countenance or buy goods
i made in (iermany, and all con
i sumers were advised to scrutinize
with care for the German label
any goods suspected of coming
, from the nation which started
| the appalling catastrophy of the
j war. This resolution was prompted by the report that many millions of dollars worth of German
toys and other goods, paid for by
American importers before the
outbreak of the war, have recently been released in Holland
ports and will be seeking markets this winter not only in the
United States, but also in Canada.
The Consumers' League, located in the Industrial Bureau
Building, Vancouver, will be very
glad to give enquirers full information about this movement.
Reports of continued activity
in mining circles are sent out
regularly from Barkerville. The
old town may have a resurrection which will startle the natives.
Goods called for and delivered. Lowest prices,
work guaranteed.
Fourth Avenue,
Prince George.
Many fine farms lie along the beautiful Lakes scattered throughout the interior valleys.   The
Land slopes gently away from the lake, providing good drainage.   The picturesque setting
of many of the farms it a great attraction.
kinds made in our factories.
This totals an unnecessary outgo
of well over $40,000,000 yearly,
or, to make the figures more easily grasped, of about $120,000 a
Consumers are being systematically organized to give the pref-1
erance in their buying, price and
quality being equal, to articles!
manufactured or grown here, so j
that as much as possible of this
outgoing wealth may be retained
in local circulation for the stimulation of our own industries and
agriculture, and thus for building
up of a new prosperity in British j
Columbia--not a false prosperity ]
based upon hope -but a real pros-1
Farmers' Institutes and Agricultural Associations. The league
has sent out a large number of
letters and in these have been
enclosed pledge sheets. The
secretaries of the various organizations have circulated these
among their members, and many
of them, filled with signatures,
have already been returned to
the Vancouver office.
Reciprocal protection of the
markets is being developed between city and country. For
instance, the Consumers' League!
has given a great deal of attention this summer to influencing
Vancouver housewives to buy B,
C. fruit instead of that  which
ing developed. Thus agriculture
and industry, each of which is
dependent upon the other, are
being fostered together. It is
gratifying to know that travelers
for leading B. C. manufacturers
are now returning from the road
with statements that never before have they seen the retailers
and consumers throughout the
province so favorable to B. C.
goods. In this way, through the
more loyal buying of industrial
as well as agricultural products,
numerous hundreds of thousands
of dollars are being kept in local
circulation instead of being sent
out to enrich other centres.
At the last  meeting  of  the
Fertile Soil is Feature of Prince George District
Anticipated conditions in Europe after the war are expected
to be such as will force large
numbers of people to seek homes
in a country where they will be
able to escape the awful burden
of taxation which will have to be
borne by the working classes of
the nations now at war.
Canada will become the home
of hundreds of thousands of
Europeans within the next decade, and no part of Canada will
experience a greater influx of
Iiopulation than this province.
The Prince George district, as a
mixed farming country, will be
particularly attractive to the
average European farmer, and
here he will find a country rich
in varied ways.
We may be accused of dealing
too frequently with the question
of agriculture in this district,
| but the primary object of the
Herald is to do everything possible to iurther the best interests
I of the district as a whole, and
everything that tends to bring
before the notice of the possible
settler the potential wealth of
our farm lands is a step in the
right direction, A newspaper
best serves the interests of its
supporters and readers by becoming an advertiser of the merits of the section of country it
In the Prince George district
the hotne-seeker will find farm
lands of great fertility, where
the productivity of the soil has
been indisputably proven. The
accompanying illustrations show
the country as it is in many
places before improvement work
has been done and also the result of a few years' development.
Stock raising will become very
profitable. The abundance of
good pasturage in the summer
and the ability of the soil to produce good feed crops for winter
feeding will assure good profits,
l'o-day fresh milk is worth 20
cents per quart, fresh eggs never
less than 50 cents per dozen and
fresh butter 50 cents per pound,
while beef, veal and pork bring
big prices. These conditions will
continue for a long time. What
better opportunity can any section of country offer ?
In some places
fires have cleared off the heavy
timber • clearing
is therefore fairly light. The fallen trees are easily cleared up
and the soil can
be brought under cultivation
at small cost
and with little
Ill lllllll HIIMHIHIHM
Nightingale & Bustin,
The Quality Barber Shop.
We carry the finest line of
high-grade cigars, cigarettes and
tobaccos in the city.
nun ii iiihii
Nechaco Feed
and Sale Stables
2 doors North of Post Office,
Vanderhoof, B. C.
Mail Stage to Fort St. James,
every Tuesday, 7 a.m.
Saddle and Pack Horses
for hire.
D. H. HOY, Prop.
British Columbia Land
Post Building,
Prince George.
Prince George Post Building,
George Street   -   Prince George, B.C.
The Northern Lumber and
Mercantile Co., Limited.
Manufacturers of High
Grade  Kir and  Spruce
Dealers in General Hardware and Builders' Supplies.
Prince George and South Fori George,
High-Class Barber
Razor-Honing a Specialty
Ruggies' Block,
George Street.
Panama News Stand.
The Panama News Stand can ies
your home paper. A full line of
fiction ia always on hand, as well as
all current periodicals. Best quality stationery, cigars, cigarettes and
snuffs. We are up-to-date in everything. 	
George Street - Prince George.
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
North-West Territories and in a portion of the Province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of
twenty-one years at an annual rental
of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,500
acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by the applicant in person to
the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for
are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal sul>
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of
five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may
be permitted to purchase whatever
available surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of
the mine at the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of
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
Take Notice that James R. Mc
Lennan, miner, of Mile 49, B.C., intends to apply for permission to lease
the following described landa for quarrying purposes: Commencing at a post
planted on the northeast corner of Lot
7940, Cariboo, thence south 20 chains,
thence west 40 chains, thence north
about 4.285 chains to shore of Eaglet
Lake, thence following shore of said
lake east to point of commencement,
being Lot 7940, Cariboo.
D. F. M. Pbrkins, Agent.
Dated August 29th, 1915.
St. Stephen's, South Fort George.
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, 7-30 p.m , evening prayer with intercessions for those engaged
in the war.
St. George's, Central Fort George.
Sunday, 8 a.m., Holy communion
(third Sunday); 11 a. m., morning
prayer, litany and sermon; 2-30 p.m.,
Sunday school; 7-30 p. m., evening
prayer and sermon.
Friday, 7-30 p.m., evening prayer
with intercessions 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, l.itany and Sermon;
2.30 p m., Sunday School.
Holy Communion at all these churches
on holy days und week days, according
to nutiee.
First Methodist Church, Prince
Georoe, near Princess theatre, Third
Avenue west. Rev. H. L. Morrison,
R. .., pastor. Services at 11 a.m., and
7-80 p.m.;   Sunday school, 12 p.m.
First Church, FortGkoroe -Rev.
C. M. Wright, B.A., minister. Services
at 11 a.m. and 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath
Se'hool 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 Andrew's Church, Prince
George.—Rev. A. C. Justice b a.,
minister. Service is held in the Rex
Theatre, George Street, every Sunday
evening at 7-30 p.m.; Sabbath school
in thc Kex Theatre, at 2-30 p.m.
Third Avenue, near George Street.
A Gospel Meeting will be  conducted
on Sunday, at 8-15 p.m.   There is noi
collection.   All are welcome.
QOOD merchandise
behind careful
advertising will always bring satisfaction. The Herald
is the best advertising medium in this
district. An advertisement in our columns will bring your
goods to the notice
of ready buyers—
with profit to us all.
Phone 25.
Dancing School
In connection with Prince
George Dancing Club.
Moose Hall, 5th Ave., West.
Straight and Fancy Dancing.
Private Lessons by Appointment.
Harry Grant : Phone 98
Only High Class
Pictures Shown.
Photo-Play Piano.
(Seven instruments in one)
Shows Every Evening.
A kind heart is the joy of everyone who comes in contact with it.
George Street.
Popular Prices and First-Class Service.
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
PRINCE GEORCE. —  ——    *-»w * ew_   -■ 4 )_____________} I
Mr. Jack Flynn, of the contracting firm of Bronger & Flynn, left
this week for Victoria, where lie will
join the CiTtli Western Scots. Mr.
Flynn has heen one of tlie best
known citizens of the (leorges for
over five years, coming to South
Fort Geoi'ge in the spring of 1910,
Since that time lie has been continually in the contracting business
ami his firm lias probably constructed more buildings than any other
firm in the district. Mr. Flynn was
unable to accompany the men who
left here recently for Victoria, owing
to the absence of his partner, Mr.
Bronger. The very best wishes of
the entire community go with Mr.
Flynn in his new venture, and it is
safe to say that if lie is as active in
military circles as he has been in
business he will undoubtedly make
a name for himself.
Mrs. Elizabeth Coward was
found guilty of murder in the
first degree at Clinton last Thursday, and was sentenced to be
hanged at Kamloops on December 23 next.
The Immigration Question.
A recent publication of the
Dominion Department of Immigration shows that only 144,789
immigrants arrived in Canada
during the fiscal year ended
March 31, 1915. From (ireat
Britain there were 43,276, as
compared with 142,622 in the
previous year, and from the
United States 59,779, as compared with 107,530 in 1913-14.
The problem of immigration after
the war is already being discussed
in Canada and Great Britain, and
plans are under consideration for
the settlement of returned soldiers on the vacant lands of the
Dominion of Canada as well as of
other over-sea countries of the
British Empire.
.Mr. John Mclnnes, Socialist candidate fortius district in (he coining
provincial election, returned this
week from a campaign trip through
the northern districts. Mr. Mclnnes was surprised to find such a
line section of country in the north,
and states that the farmers of the
Peace River district are already
producing large quantities of grain.
With the completion of a railroad iare Prejudiced, and the average
It is rather a difficult matter to
secure reliable information on
matters pertaining to the present
war. Many accounts and opinions
lie er
into that country there will he a
large influx of settlers. The Prince
George' district will benefit greatly
from any development in the new
empire to the north.
A grand hall will he given in the
Alexandra Hotel, on Monday night,
hy the local carpenters' union.
Monday is Thanksgiving Day and a
holiday, ami the dance in the evening will be a very appropriate ending of the day's festivities. Kerr's
orchestra will have charge of the
music, and the ladies of the Bed
Cross Society will serve refreshments. This dance marks the real
opening of tlie coining season's
social events, and ft large crowd is
reader scarcely knows what to
believe. Possibly the most accurate and comprehensive treatment of all sides of the question
can be found in the new publication "Current History of the
European War." This is published by the New York Times.
Excellent illustrations and maps
accompany the text. This publication car be secured at the
Panama News Stand, George St.
BaSrd, the Clothier,
George Street.
The Rexall Drug Store,
Wholesale and Retail.
Real Estate.
Specialist in Prince
George Lots, Farm
Lands and Acreage.
George Street,    third avenue, prince george.
THE price of choice farm-lands is lower
today than will be the case when financial and world, conditions once more become normal. The careful buyer of good
property during this depression will realize
a big profit. The man in search of a
home, where success is assured, will find
his opportunity here and now.
We own exclusively some of the best
pieces of agricultural land in the Prince
George district and are offering some exceptional bargains.
Write for our free illustrated booklet
or call at our George Street office for full
R. R. Walker, General Agent.       GEORGE STREET, PRINCE GEORGE, B. C.
Pastime Pool Rool.
Full Line of Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Barber Shop in Connection.
Little News
From Front.
Very little of interest has occurred this week along the battle
fronts in Europe. There seems
to be a deadlock on the eastern
.peaking ahout "The little Ford j front ai well as on the western,
that rambled right along," a man j an(j even in the bubbling Balkans
on the street the other day stated a crjsis  has not been reached.
that when he was put into his little | stil)   conditions  are such  that
receptacle for inanimate humans the 80me important movement must
only thing he wanted to take  with 'take p_k:e soon.
him was his Ford.    .Asked why, hej	
stated that he never got into a
Corner 4th Avenue
and George St,
LIQUOR   ACT,   1910.
(Section 42.)
yet tllllt the little
him out of.
conndn't get
Boston' Wins Second
NOTICE is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application will he made to the Superintendent of Provincial Polico for renewal of the hotel licence to sell liquor hy
retail in the hotel kneiwn as the Hotel
Northern, situate al South Fort George
in the Province of British Columbia.
Dated this first day of October, 1918.
Prince George
Livery Co.
Pitcher Foster of Boston won
The trial of (ieorge Hughes tor Il.e his own game today, when he
shooting of John Kozook at Shelly i singled in the ninth,  driving in
last  spring,  comes up for trial at tie winning run,
Clinton during the  present assizes, j	
Both men went to Clinton recently. I
Score 2 - 1,
There will   I
dan in   the
("Guy l'.nvkt.
Huilding Funt
! a sale of work and
5th   of   November, |
Day'') in aid of the
for the Church of
The loca
business licenei
cil decided at
Some objection
ire   subject to :i j
So the city coun-1
their  last i ting, j
had   been   made to.
the payment of this IV.
Mrs. (I. A. James p Ivnd at her
home last Tliursilay, ami hereafter
will receive on the lirst Thursday of
each month.
Chief Dunwoodie
ten lay en route to
left Clinton yfti
'rince (ieorge.
Up-to-date Equipment
Corbett & Fahrencroft,
Prince George.
Phone 58.      P. 0. Box 19.5.
Union  Thanksgiving Service.
On Monday next, which is set
apart as the national Thanksgiving Day in Canada, a union
thanksgiving service will be held
in the First Presbyterian Church
Fort (ieorge, at 11 o'clock. An
appropriate service is being arranged to be concluded within
the hour. Revs. A. C. Justice
and C. M. Wright will take part
in the service and the address
will be given by Rev. H. L. Morrison. It is hoped that a large
number of the citizens will make
it a point to be present for this
service and that in this district j If 1 1
the day will be what, it  is being HpFQ|fl
made throughout the whole of **«! OIU*
Canada-one of serious and real ni ..
gratitude and consecration, 11 HOIie CJ.
Our Job Work
is as good as
turned out by
the big city
shops, and our
prices are as
Special Reduced Rates
Panama Pacific Expositions
There are only two more months in which the
available. "The trip of the century" is via the
combined railway ami boat route.
special concessions are
* J rami  Trunk   Pacific
The unsurpassed "Yellowheni
at their best-Mount Robson (18,
by the wonderful scenic Fraser
ocean voya ,e in palatial steames
I Pass" through the Kuckv Mountains
.III feel), Meaint (ieike, etc., followed
and Skeena Rivers. Also a 7im mile
(meals and berths included.)
Parlor Observation Cars
Through the Mountains.
Leave I'rince Georce 8-115 p.m.,
Arrive Jasper (Park) 8-fiO a in.,
Arrive Mount Robson 9-56 a.m.,
Arrive Prince Rupert6-16 p.m.,
Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays ami Sundays,
Wediiesilays, Fridays and Mondays.
Throu. h Sleepers, Diners,  Coaches.   All  electric lighted.   Tourist
car from Winnipeg every Tuesday and from Edmonton every Wednesday.
Rate«, reservations, booklets, tickets, etc., from any Grand
Trunk Pacific Agency.
Dlalricl P.imimtr Accnt. Union Station, Wlnnlptr.
Cigar., Cigarettes, Tobacco . at Wholesale and Retail,
Stationery, Magazines, Newspaper., Confections, and
Toilet Articles,
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, Soutii Fort George.     :   George Street, Prince George.
Mason & Henderson,
Building and General
Plans and Estimates
Prince George, B. c.
New and Up-to-Date.
All Current Magazines and Newspapers.
Full stock of best quality Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos.
Fresh Candies at all times.
M. NURICK, Proprietor.
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 Kort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
Art Millinery.
Mrs. W. J. Matheson
Phone 38.
QUR full lines of High-drade Millinery,
Fancy (ioods and Toilet Articles are
being offered at less than cost.
Best Quality Kiln-Dried
Fir and Spruce Lumber.
Sash and Doors, Lath,
Shingles, Lime, Cement.
Bogue & Browne Lumber Co.
Glass ancl Builders' Supplies.
Fort George & Alberta Telephone & Electric
Company, Limited.
(leneral Telephone and Telegraph Business, Business
Phones, on private lines, $."> a month ; S3 a month, party lines.
Residence Phones, 83 a month, private lines; $2 a month, party
lines. Shortest and quickest line to Vancouver and shortest
cable line to Europe.
Phone 47 Prince George for messenger or other information.
CHARLES  A.  GASKILL,   Manager.


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