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VOL. 5, NO. 46.
Price Five Cents
Headed by Mayor Gillett and
Lieut. Van De Byl, and marching
to the inspiring music of the city
band, the Prince George contingent of the 62nd Regiment
marched to the depot on Tuesday
evening, and left for the west at
At least half of the city's population was at the depot to bid
the boys good-bye and wish them
good luck. It was the second
occasion that the people of this
district had to face the actualities of war in the parting from
old friends and the giving up of
husbands, brothers, sons, and
sweethearts. As a whole, however, it was a cheerful gathering
with the soldier boys in the best
of spirits. During the brief wait
until the train's arrival, the band
played patriotic airs, and the
final good-byes were said.
A huge streamer decorated the
car on which was inscribed:
"Prince George Contingent - 7000
miles to Berlin."
Just before the train arrived,
a bright little Japanese boy in
full khaki regimentals, including
miniature knapsack, rifle, and
sword, was carried on the shoulders of his father through the
crowd on the platform, And the
cheers that little Jap received
could be heard for blocks. The
miniature soldier shook hands
with everyone within reach, thoroughly enjoying the enthusiasm
his appearance had created.
Owing to the short notice sev-
eral of the enlisted were given a
week in which to settle up their
affairs, and these will consequently leave next Tuesday evening.
Those leaving with the first
contingent were:
William Brown, A. Harry Seys
John H. McKinnon. Charles McLaughlin, J. Thomas, E. Kemp-
son, Peter Smith, William Inglis,
W. V. Wightman, F. Dyhrman,
A. Morrison, John C. Scott, W.
A. Roberts, J. Baker. J. McCal-
lum, A. McKie, G. McWilliams,
A. Ervick, 0. Seed, F. McGloin,
D. Mitchell. H. Mellson, C. E.
Kelley, J. F. Ross, John de Wilton, A. Cochrane, E. D. Ruggies,
A. Farquhar, D. Nickson, A. J.
Cottle, B. C. Evans, A. Williams
G. E. Cunningham, G. Lindsay,
R. Brown, H. E. Fulmer, William
Nunnele/, A. Achille, R. LaCroix
M. G. Lawson, Hugh Davidson,
G. E. Allum, P. E. Kessel, L. D.
Pope, J. Bolo, J. Maitland, A. E.
Roddis, 0. Hutton, J. McCaulay.
P. Mullin, A. Rousseau, J. W.
Dalzell, R. Bell, J. Duncan, J. F.
Morison, W. McMillan, Ralph J.
Hishon, A. B. Cooper, J. R. Cameron, J. Masson, G. Woodall, and
L. Woodman.
Next Tuesday's train will take
the following recruits, with perhaps a dozen more who have
since enlisted:
W. J. Service, Alex. Stewart,
Wm. Waldie, D. C. Philips, Colin
K. Mackenzie, J. B. Stevenson,
Jno. Buchanan, S. W. Turner,
and A. W. Nicholson.
Robert Burns,
On the Germans.
(Montreal Standard.)
The opinion ot Robert Burns
on the Germans is of extraordinary interest at the present moment We are sometimes inclined
to think that all the sins of the
leutons date from modern times.
That they were held in utter detestation over a hundred years
ago by Scotland's national poet
is a remarkable fact,
Burns had too wide a view to
rail in Pharisaic fashion at his
fellow-man. His condemnation,
therefore, has all the more force.
In a letter written to the Rev.
Dr. McGill, of Ayr, he admits
his incompetence to express his
detestation of the Germans.
He states: "Ignorance, superstition, bigotry, stupidity, malevolence, self-conceit, envy—all
strongly bound in a massive
frame of brazen impudence.
Good God, sir, to such a shield,
humor ii the peck of a sparrow,
and satire the popgun of a schoolboy!" That ii fairly strong language, but stronger is to follow.
The letter proceed? : "Creation
disgracing scelerats such as they,
God only can mend and the devil
only can punish. In the uncomprehending way of Caligula, I
wish they had all but one neck.
I feel impotent as a child to the
ardor of my wishes. Oh I for a
withering curse to blast the Ger
mans of their wicked machina
tions. Oh ! for a poisonous tornado winged from the Torrid
Zone of Tartarus to sweep the
spreading crop of their villainous
contrivance to the lowest hell!"
We think it would be fairly
difficult for any modern man of
letters to surpass that little bit
of invective. And how exactly
we might re-echo the opinions of
Burns expressed so long ago,
We do not know what was the
particular occasion for the poet's
indignation, but the extraordinary revelations of the past few
months have fully justified the
poetic wrath.
This is the Man Who is Responsible For the War in Europe.
Wogo Tankositach, who Latched the plot for the assassination
of Prince Ferdinand, of Austria. He is now a major, in command
of a battalion in the Serbian Army.
Former Disorderly House
To Be Temporary City Hall.
Mayor Gillett Casts Deciding Vote in Favor of City Occupying Premises of Unsavory Repute — Three
Aldermen Oppose Council's Action.
LONDON, July 7.—The official press bureau issues
the following report from General Sir Ian Hamilton regarding the operations at the Dardanelles :
"At 2 a.m. (date not given) the searchlights of the
destroyer Scorpion discovered a half Turkish battalion debouching near the sea, northest of Krithia. The Scorpion
opened fire and few of the enemy got away.
"Simultaneously the enemy attacked a knoll which we
had captured due west of Krithia, advancing from a nullah
in close formation in several directions. The attack came
under artillery and enfilading, rifle fire, the enemy losing
heavily. The foremost Turks got within forty yards of
the parapet, but only a few returned.
"The Turks made several heavy bomb attacks during
the night, our troops being twice driven back a short distance. Early in the morning we regained these trenches
by a bayonet attack. They have since been strengthened.
At 5-30 a.m. 2,000 Turks moving from Krithia into a
ravine were scattered by machine gun fire.
"The operations reflect great credit on the vigilance
and accurate shooting of the Scorpion. The Turkisk losses
in the nullah and ravine are estimated at from 1,500 to
2,000 dead.
Lieut.-(len. Hildebrandt, commander of a (lerman infantry
division, fell in battle on July 2.
Another lieutenant-general, Von
Pezel, has died of wounds received in Flanders,
W. A. Willits, of Winnipeg,
who owns a number of timber
limits on the upper Fraser, returned to this city early in the
week from a tour of the upper
country. An agriculturist of many
years' experience, Mr. Willits if
pirticularly enamored of tht
wonderful possibilities of the Fraser valley region, and brought t<
the city a big sheaf of timothy
and alsike clover grown on tht
ranch of Jno. Graham, about 26
miles east of here. The grasses
were measured in the Herald
office, the timothy being 68 inches high, with heads averaging 11
inches long. The clover was
heavily leafed and 54 inches long.
These samples were taken from
fields on Mr. (Iraham's ranch and
were a fair sample of the ciop,
Doubting Thomases may see them
for themselves in M. C. Wiggins'
The provincial government early in May. threw open to the public a large tract of land lying
along the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway and the choicest land in
the Fraser Valley. Only a small
fraction of this land was applied
for by prospective settlers, and
thousands of acres are ready for
tccupancy. Much of it is viry
easily cleared. 1 ying, as it does,
along the railway where stations
are located at short intervals, the
question of crop transportation is
solved for the settler. This
would seem to dispose of criticism
levelled against the provincial
land department as to the availability of land near to transporta
After deliberating over the
question of temporary city hall
premises for many days, the city
council at last night's session
chose a former disorderly house
on Third Avenue, five blocks;
from the business centre of the
city, as premises in which to,
transact the city's business.
Strong opposition was made to
this selection by Aid. Lambert,
Livingstone, and Parks, but Mayor Gillett cast the deciding vote
in its favor.
More convenient and better
situated quarters had been offered the council and at a lower
rental. The city pays 830 pet-
month for the ex-bawdy house.
Aid. Livingstone aroused the
ire of His Worship when he stated
that the mayor and council had
been elected on the promise of a
clean city, and he was not in
favor of the city paying rent to
a prostitute.
Mayor'Gillett waxed exceeding
wrath, and declared the alderman's statements out of order.
The city is today seething with
indignation over the council's
action of last evening, and proceedings of diverse kinds are
The house in question is a
twelve-roomed edifice and has an
interesting history. Two years
ago it was erected by Irene Jordan, a woman of the underworld,
on the western limits of the Fort
(leorge townsite. Those were the
days when railway construction
was at its height, and money was
plentiful among the parasitic
class. The people of Fort (leorge,
however, put up a strenuous fight
against a plague spot of its kind
in their town, and the police
closed the house on its opening
night. The furnishings, piano
and liquid refreshments were removed and the house stood in
disuse until early this spring,
when it was moved from its
western location to property on
Third Avenue, which had been
purchased by the Jordan woman.
No "For Rent" cards decorated
the windows; the owner, nodoubt
thought a tenant would be hard
to obtain for a house of ill-repute.
When the city council advertised for temporary premises this
building was among those offered, the affair culminating in last
night's deliberations of the city's
august fathers,
Those voting for these premises were Aid. Ruggies, Eagel and
Ellis, and Mayor (lillett.
Aid. Livingstone, Lambert and
Parks, opposed the council's action.
Just how to apportion "ihe
house of many chambers" is a
problem to some of the city officers today. A citizen who is in
the confidence of the administration gave the Herald a brief outline of the officials' ideas on the
matter. The large parlor and
wine closet to the right of the
entrance will be made into a
chamber for the aldermanic deliberations. On the opposite side
the two parlors will be devoted to the business of city clerk
and the assessor. Mayor Gillett
will occupy the largest bedroom
with Aid. Ruggies esconsed in
the boudoir adjoining. The housekeeper's room has been awarded
to Aid. Ellis. The remaining
"pawlaws" and boudoirs will be
awarded to the various aldermen
and officials after Aid. Eagel has
made his choice of apartments.
Ratepayers in search of officials
are requested lo walk right in and
not bother about the electric bell.
All citizens and supporters of
the administration are invited to
hire a conveyance and pay a visit
to the new quarters. Later the
council hopes to give a house-
warming on an even more elaborate scale than the previous one
given within the histori: walls.
Notice to Volunteers.
Volunteers wishing to enlist with the delayed contingent from Prince George,
leaving here on the 13th of
July, must report at Government Offices on or before
the above mentioned date.
Volunteers who have enlisted will report daily at
the King George Hotel to
Acting Corporal Service, at
the hour of 7 p.m.
R. C. S. Randall.
London, July 6.—The Petrograd
correspondents of the London morning
papers were optimistic regarding the
situation on the front. The correspondent of the Morning Post says:
"It was only on Friday that the
Russians began ottering real lesist-
ance to the German forward movement northward from Galicia. The
whole area which Russia will hold
as a Brobdignagian redoubt against
the encircling Germanic forces centres on the Warsaw system of fortifications. The outer works are of such
vast extent, having a diameter of one
bundled miles, that thc Germans have
jefote them the hartk-t task yet met
in the war,
"After Thursday next nobody will
be allowed to entor or leave Warsaw
without a special pn.-.s. Similar
measures of military preparation are
being taken at other important points
in this vaBt area."
The Petrograd correspondent of the
Times saysi
"No apprehension is entertained as
to the fate of Warsaw in the struggle,
for the city bids fair to be protected.
Even if the Germans should reach
Ivangorod this would not r.e 'essal'ily
involve the surrender of Warsaw.
"Tlie Russian waiting game, in fact,
has been justified. The critic of the
Novoe Vremya correctly explains the
withdrawal is a ma .oeuvro deliberately undertaken with tbe object of
acceptingb attle under the best condition for the Russians. Me adds that
on the Vistula front the ground which
offers the Russians the greatest advantage is that with Hrost-I.itovsk as
a base, Ivangorod on the right ank
and a strong army occupying the flank
nnd rear positions in relation to the
right flank of Gen. Von lloehm-
Erniolli's army."
London, July (1.—The Daily Telegraph's Petrograd correspondent
"Although thc Russians continue
their deliberate and orderly withdrawal into the centre of the Lublin and
('holm governments signs are multiplying that the day is not far off when
they will finally stand their ground.
The attitude of the best informed as
to the ultimate issue is one of confidence."
A semi-official statement goes so
far as to assert that Russia could now
be in the possession of the enemy's
border if she had thought it wise to
pay the price, but her mind has been
steadily concentrated on the ultimate
issue of the war.
Her goal still is, as at the com
mencement of the cumpaign, "the com
plete disarmament of the Germans
and the destruction of their militarist
pan-German organisation of states."
"The threat to tnke Warsaw, if such
exists, apparently comes from the
southeast, and wo have no certain
knowledge of the situation in that
quarter.   There seems no doubt that
the Russians in chief command take
the stand that no temporary abandonment of teiTitory will be allowed
to obstruct the attainment of the final
aim of the allies."
Germans Attempt to
Crush Spirit of Belgians
Brussels, July 7.—An order has
been issued by Gen, Von Biasing, German governor of Belgium, providing
a year's imprisonment for school
teachers, directors or impectori who
"permit further, bring about, or effect anti-German notions or itate-
menta In their teaching or in other
school exercises,"
Power is conferred upon German
officials to supervise and inspect
schools at all times.
Old Map Responsible
for Mining Disaster
Nanaimo, B. C, July 6.—Enquiry
into the North Wellington mine disaster, in which 19 lives were lost, opened this afternoon before Justice
Murphy. General Manager Tomkin,
of the Pacific Coast Company, told
the court of his connection with the
mine in which the disaster occurred,
lie admitted that the breaking
through from the South Wellington
into the Old Soulh Fork was due to
the use of a map by his company
which they believed was drawn on a
scale of a hundred feet to the inch,
whereas subsequent events showed it
to be 182.
If the use of these old plans had
been continued in February, 1915, he
would have known he was near the
old workings, but by the plans actually used they did not know, no scale
being on the maps in use. The question never rose in his mind as to the
scale of the South Field mine until
asked by Inspector Graham after the
Saskatchewan Hotels
Not Good Mortgage Risk
Regina, July 7.—Large crowds of
Reglnaci tizens watched fifteen drays
take load after load of chairs, rug!
carpets, beds and interior furnishings
of all kinds from the Grand hotel early
this morning. Tbe Grand hotel is
now an empty building with dirt and
broken refuse scattered throughout
he rooms.
About 9 o'clock last night James
Mash, night clerk, was served with a
distress warrant on a chattel mortgage owned by Messrs. Veils & Drew-
ry, Winnipeg, wholesale liquor men.
The mortgage totals between $7000
ind $8000, By daylight this morn-
Jig the entire contents of the hotel
had been removed. It is the first ex-
.'ution in Regina since the new temperance law went into effect.
The Herald is in receipt of a
letter from Mr. A. G. Hamilton,
Conservative candidate for the
provincial legislature, in which
he states that he has been promised a permanent recruiting officer for Prince  George district
to recruit for a new corps to be
formed at once. This city will
consequently be the recruiting
point for hundreds of miles in
each direction, which should add
considerably to the volume of
local business. \
HI: . for Year, in Aeivanc .
To the Ureked Swtes $2.(10.
Alt ceinimeieiicntioni. should be addressed to
The Heralel. I'rince GeorRe. B. C.
J. C. QUINN. Mmiiw Diinlx.
suive il   we   wouiu ue ussureu ut
corresponding industrial develop-JHail] Made hy 0ne Shell from
ment, and the necessary capital
to finance both agriculture and
industry. Canada needs an immigration policy which can succeed in settling experienced far
World's Largest Warship
in Dardanelles.
An officer serving on one of
FRIDAY,   JULY   9th,   1915.
me7sLm'Eump7andt_ru\n:t"ed!theBritish warships at the Dar-
r 1 -       -,, -_      !s	
Current report has it that at j
; least six applicants for shop liquor j
licenses   will   come  before  the ■
city's recently-appointed license
[commissioners.   There will in all
i probability   be   disappointment
among five of these.
Those who were at the depot
on Tuesday evening last when
when the four score brave boys
left to take up training for the
battle of civilization against the
Huns of Europe, felt a thrill of
pride in the virile manhood of our
city in this splendid contribution.
It was not a case of out-of-works
taking' an available substitute;
many of the volunteers left re-
munerative positions to fight side
by side with our noble allies
against the forces of despotism
and oppression, and fully realiz-
that perhaps some of them would
never return. Can it be wondered that there were tears and
broken voices among the friends J
who had gathered to bid them
farewell.     Yet all were proud I
that Canada, and especially herjandhad been accepted, a record
youngest,  city,   Prince  George,
should be playing her part in the
on  our   vacant,   fertile danelles writes-
I    "The  Queen Elizabeth's big-
  I best haul for a single shrapnel is
one camp,  500 soldiers,  and six
months' stores,   She sank a full
transport nine miles away a few
days ago, firing overa mountain.
The Aggy Weston  (naval gun)
also deserves notice.    With her
first shot, a 9.2, she destroyed a
field battery, shifting a horse 400
Up to June 26th,  a total of|yards and  men 20°-  while the
7,809 officers and men have left! *uns were simply J4st not'"
British Columbia for service at
the front with the various Canadian expeditionary forces, while
there were at that date a further
number of 2,633 officers and men
mobilized and in training for
overseas service still in the province, making a grand total of
lo,442 officers and men who had
volunteered, had proved themselves fitted for the great task,
making of history, and in laying
the foundation for a newer civilization to come.
The many grievous losses Canada has suffered, the glorious
stories of heroism that have come
from the front, the comradeship
between representatives of the
different nations that make up
the allied forces, each volunteering to do their bit in a cause far
greater than the individual conception of country, sunk deep into the minds of all.
That the Prince George contingent will distinguish themselves in deeds of bravery and
self-sacrifice there is not a doubt.
May they all return to us when
the battle for justice and civilization is won is the hope of all.
of which' a more densely populated province than British Columbia would have no cause to be
Prince George aldermen are
confronted with the problem of
how to clothe and properly support the infant municipality without funds. Incidentally they are
looking for the honor supposed
to be their portion as dads of the
lusty young hopeful.
Since August last the Dominion Govt rnment has advanced for
the purchase of seed grain for
settlers in Saskatchewan and
Alberta the sum of 88,159.858.25
A corporal of marines who was
on board H.M.S. Irresistible when
she was struck by a mine in the
Dardanelles, gives this account
of the last scene on the doomed
"We came to the Dardanelles
and commenced bombarding
Sedd-el-Bahr on February 25,
along with the French and English fleets. Iwo days after we
landed at Sedd-el-Bahr and Kum
Kale, destroying forty guns at
both places, while we and a few
sailors of the Irresistible were
ashore at Sedd-el-Bahr. On the
18th we all made a combined attack upon Chanakand the accompanying forts in the Narrows.
It must have been awful for the
Turks in those forts, because
what with the Queen Elizabeth
and other battleships dropping
shells amongst them they must
have felt rather warm.
"We, unfortunately, struck a
mine and began to sink, which
the Turks could see, and they
peppered our poor old ship with
shells as we were going down.
How we escaped being blown to
atoms I don't know. Everything
1 for duplicate Certificate of title No.
»M29a issued to Knut Mellem covering Lot Twenty-Seven (27) Block Fifteen (IB) Map 641), Townsite of Fort
George, (McGtegor Addition).
it ia my intention at the expiration of
one month from the date of first publication hereof to issue a duplicate certificate of title covering the above
lands to Knut Mellem unless in the
meantime I shall receive valid objection
thereto in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Office,
Kamloops, B. C., this 27thday of April;
A. D. 1915.
30-7 5t. District Registrar.
Cigars, Cigarettes; Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail,
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections and
Toilet Article-.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd.
Laselle Avenue, South Fort George.    ::   George Street, Prince George.
There are two clearly defined
and contrary forecasts of the
after effect of the war on Canada.
The pessimists declare that our
immigration will suffer because
all able-bodied men will be needed in Europe: that capital will
not be loaned to us because it
will be required to rebuild the
shattered cities and public works
and that all the conflicting nations
will be compelled to patronize
their own farms and factories to
save them from ruin.
The optimists contend that our
immigration will be swelled by
thousands who will be tired of
perpetual conflicts ; that capital,
regardless of sentiment, seeks
the most profitable fields ; and
that if we cannot get it in Europe
we can get it in the United States,
and for the relief to settlers in „^_^^_^^_^^^_^^_
the drought-stricken districts of j went off grand, and the amusing
these two provinces the sum of | sight was to see all hands blow-
j}3,515.000, making a total of
$11,674,958.25. Further amounts
will be paid out on these account?
before the fall, and to cover the
probable additional expenditure
a further sum of $750,000 will Le
Allies Inflict Heavy
Losses on the Turks
Athens, July 6,—No official
confirmation has yet been received of reports that the allies have
captured Krithia, the chief defensive position of the Turks in
(lallipoli, but it is known that the
Anglo-French forces have won
important heights and have inflicted heavy losses on the Turks.
The Turkish losses in the last
ten days near Krithia are estimated at more than 12,000 men.
Supported by the allied warships,
      whicn poured a terrific fire on the
and that the assistance of Can- j Turkish redoubts, French troops
adian factories and farms must
be called upon to help rehabilitate
Men of high standing and
sound judgment are ranged on
both sides of this controversy,
but there are indications that the
captured several trenches and
communicating tunnels which the
Turks had constructed.
The bombardment by the warships, which caused severe damage to the Turkish forts, was
conducted from the Dardanelles
ing up their swimming collars,
and aft and on the quarter deck
the boys were dancing the Bunny Hug and singing ragtime
songs to mouthorgan accompaniments. The shells began to creep
nearer and nearer, and our old
ship was listing heavily to starboard. We couldn't fire ourguns
because the ship was leaning
right over, Suddenly a torpedo
boat came full speed down the
Dardanelles amongst awful shell
fire and saved nearly all the
hands. It is really a marvel to
me that she was not smashed to
To the Holders of Agreements of Sale
or Assignments Within the Municipality of Prince George.
In order that the  holders of agreements of sale or of  assignments   of
property   within  the   Municipality   of
Prince George may exercise their rights
! as voters under the same,  you  are requested to notify thc City Assessor and
i Collector at his office in  the Princess
Block, Prince George,   B.C.,   at   your
i earliest   convenience,   and   have  your
name placed on  the  City   Assessment
R. II.
Assessment Notices will be mailed to
Owners and Agreement  Holders at an
early date, and it is advisable that you
have your name on the rull, thus avoiding  delay   and  saving  any   discount
allowed on Taxes due August 31, 1915.
Citv Assessor and Collector.
Dated June 9th, 1915.
Prince George, B.C.
Sole Agent for the
MILLAR Portion
of Prince George
Special inducements to
people who will build.
Come in and talk it over.
It will not cost you anything.
The Berlin Tageblatt states
that a fire in a distillery at Koen-
igsburg, Prussia, destroyed more
than a million quarts of spirits.
optimists are prevailing. At any land from the (Julf of Saros.
rate, economic history is fairly All d'spatches received here
consistent on one point — the agreed that the struggle being
trade of a victorious nation! waged around Krithia is the
thrives when the period of re-'greatest land battle waged at the
adjustment, immediately follow-! Dardanelles since the forces were
ing the termination of a success- put ashore, General Hamilton
fill war, is over. | concentrated his armies north of
There is agreement as to the Sedd El Bahr, and is sweeping
necessity of increa. .ng the pro- i the Turks back along the penin-
duction of our land, We have sula by successive short rushes,
plenty of land, but land without Eabh charge is preceded by ter-
tillers will not produce wealth, rific bombardment of the Turkish
Volume 4 of the Census, dealing trenches by Anglo-French bat-
with agriculture, which has just tleships standing inside the strait
been issued in bound form, states and along the shore of the Gulf
that the total land area of the of Saros. The trertch fighting is
Dominion is 2,306,502,153 acres, of the most desperate character,
of which, at the date of the f!en-, 'lurkish and allied troops being
sus, the nine provinces occupied bripped in a hand-to-hand com-
977,5S5,513  acres.    Eleven   per,bat.
cent, of the land in the provinces!
or 109,948.988acres, wasoccupied;   General Tokareff, one of Rus
by farmers, while the land con-Ws best-known military leaders
sidered suitable for farming was'' was killed recently while leading
.% per cent, of the total. j a charge against one of the Aus-
How to secure from these vast trian positions in Galicia.
The French Chamber of Deputies has adopted a bill authorizing the minister of war to buy in
foreign countries 100,000 head of
cattle on the hoof. These are in
addition to 30,000 head already
bought in the United States and
the 240,000 tons of refrigerator
beef contracted for.
The (Ireek war party will have
a lop-heavy majority when Parliament convenes on July 20th.
Former Premier Venizelos announces that 184 of the newly
elected deputies have pledged
themselves to support any programme he may advance.
Two British aeroplanes successfully bombarded German troop
trains at Otavi, (lerman South
Africa, it is announced. Neaaly
100 German soldiers are believed
to have been killed.
Montenegrin troops have invaded the Austrian province of
Bosnia, occupying the mountain
village of Voutchero,
A French aviator bombarded
and sank the Austrian submarine
V-ll in the Adriatic, it is officially announced.
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.
Fire, Accident, Life,
Plate Glass and all
other forms of
Phone 103      George St.
Clean, Bright, Well
Furnished Rooms
Centrally Located.
Reduced Rates to Permanent Guests.
Armstrong and Ellis Block,
Prince George.
Inland Express Company,
Express Carried on Steamer B. X.
F. MeLEOD, Acent        -       -        South Fort George.
King George Hotel,
E.    E.    PlIAIR
Modern and up-to-date in every respect.
Entire building Steam Heated.   Hot and
Cold Water in Rooms. Public and Private
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort Ceorgc. B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates  $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly ratei on application
Best of winefl,
Liquors and cie/ars
Albert Johnson, prop.
Free Information.
We have just
issued our new land booklet,
which gives accurate and complete information regarding lands in Central British Columbia, along the new railroads.   Free,
copies can be obtained at our
George St. office.
North Coast Land Co., Ltd.,
Phone 15. PRINCE  GEORGE, R. C.
L. R. WALKER, General Aient.
= .
Fort George Hardware Co.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
PhntlPC   No> * 8<>UTH   FORT  GEORGE.
* mvm\.9   No. 12 prince  GEORGE. i raae or reace Kiver Country.
Manager of R. G. Dun & Co., Visits North Country and Advises
Edmonton Business Men of the Situation.
Edmonton, July 5.—"It's up to
the business men of Edmonton
to get busy and look after their
own interest." were the words
of C. E. Darby on his return
from a business trip on behalf of
the R. G. Dun & Co., of which
he is manager, through the Peace
River and Grande Prairie districts.
It was not only their duty to
make themselves conversant with
the vast possibilities of the country, but to become acquainted
with the businessmen themselves
for, continued Mr. Darby it
would seem altogether probable
that with the linking up of the
Pacific Great Eastern railway
from Prince George with the
main line of the E. D. & B. C,
both imports and exports from
practical.y all this country will
go to and from the coast, and it
therefore behooves the business
men of Edmonton "to make hay
while the sun shines."
"I was very agreeably surprised," he continued, "with conditions in the northern country as
I had been told that there was
little or no money off the line of
railway and that most of the
farmers were penniless homesteaders. I made the round trip
from Peace River Crossing,
through Waterhole, Vanrena,
Dunvegan, Spirit River, Grande
Prairie City, Lake Saskatoon,
Beaver Lodge, Bezanson, and
back down the Smokey River to
Prudden's Crossing and end of
steel on the E. D. & B. C. main
line. I found conditions off the
line of railway infinitely better
than those existing at the end of
steel towns, in fact conditions
fully as normal as prevailing in
ordinary rural districts around
Edmonton, Ready markets for
the moment is the chief drawback, but with the approach of
steel to Peace River Crossing this
will be rectified to an extent in
the early fall.
"In   the vicinity of Grande
Prairie and Lake Saskatoon the
greater percentage of the settlers
have for the most part done their
duties and are expecting their
patents very shortly. There was
one complaint which was very
general on the part of the merchants, which was that there
were far too many homesteaders
who had come with just about
enough money to pay their $10
fee and then not being able to
make a 'do' of it, they left in
disgust and gave the country a
black eye by saying that it was
impossible to make one's living
in it,"
Mr. Darliy believes it to be a
country of the vastest possibilities, with millions of acres of as
fine land as any in Canada, and
he speaks with an experience
gained from having driven from
the (ireat Lakes to Edmonton.
Certain low - lying sections are
subject to summer frosts, but as
has been the case both in Saskatchewan and Manitoba, the opening up of the country and the
breaking of the land will to a
large degree eliminate this drawback . The land around Vanrena,
Waterhole and Grande Prairie is
very siniilar in character to that
of the Clover Bar district. The
possibilities of the cattle industry
also strongly appealed to Mr.
Darby, who stated with a sigh of
reminiscent pleasure that he had
never eaten such tender and juicy
beef as that fattened on the pea-
vine prairies in the vicinity of
Grande Prairie City. "I was
told," he added, "that cattle of
all kinds, as well as horses, when
once acclimatized, thrived well
with little or no attention."
When steel had made the country tributary to Spirit River and
Peace River Crossing accessible,
Dun's manager prophesied a
steady and rapid development,
which would see the cost of living
reduced, owing to the heavy cost
of freighting being obviated.
New York, July 5th.— Deeds
recording the transfer of .7,230,-
000 of real estate from William
Waldorf Astor of England, to his
youngest son, Capt. John Jacob
Astor, on file here, were declared
today to constitute the largest
gift of real estate other than by
bequest ever recorded in New
York City. The deeds were filed
yesterday by counsel for the elder
Mr. Astor's interests in this
The gift included half of the
old Astor House, the other half
of which was torn down two
years ago and two office buildings
in the financial district.
Capt, John Jacob Astor by this
gift becomes one of the largest
real estate holders of Manhattan
Island. He joined the English
army several years ago and went
to the front with the British
troops early in the war as captain of the first Life Guards.
France is going to tax non-
fighters. A bill has been introduced in the Chamber of Deputies providing for a monthly tax
of 75 cents plus a 20 per cent,
increase in direct taxation upon
all males who have not joined the
The Amsterdam correspondent
of the Morning Post sends the
following : "Ten of the crew of
the twenty were drowned when
the Dutch lugger Katwyk 147
struck a mine in the North Sea."
Prepartory to making the production of spirits a state monopoly, an Austrian ministerial decree prohibits the erection of new
distilleries and increases the tax
on spirits from 10 to 14 cents a
IT BEATS ME why you local
fishermen are content to potter
about on the little two-by-four
lakes round town when you can
so easily and cheaply, and get
real fishing.
Fifteen Dollars will cover the return fare.
The lake is provided with boats of all descriptions, and the accommodations are unequalled.
People who have tried the fishing, swear that it
is the finest they have ever had.
Some of you business men should take a
trip up there when business gets a little quietor.
In addition to the fishing, you will see the finest
country in B. C.
Full particulars, free of charge
can be had at my office on George
Street, or Phone 103.
San Francisco, July 5th. — A
graphic word picture of trench
warfare arrived here in a letter
from Geo. B. Reynolds, a San
Franciscan, who is fighting in a
Canadian regiment in France.
Reynolds is recovering from
wounds received when he crept
from the trenches at night in an
attempt to cut the barb wire entanglements before a German
trench. The Germans discovered
them and Reynolds' five companions were killed in a few seconds
by machine gun fire, while he
crept back to the trench badly
Extracts from Reynolds' letter
"In machine gun fire not one,
but a dozen bullets are likely to
hit a man."
"I saw two platoons charge a
wedge-shaped short trench lined
with machine guns. Our trench
was forty yards from it. Although our boys got some hand
bombs into the enemy's trench,
they never reached it and only
two of them came back, both
"We have a fine lot of fellows,
and when they start nothing
stops them but death. It is curious how happy and contented
the fellows are with it all. I met
a bunch coming out who had
gone in 1100 strong. They came
out with 750, but they were playing mouth organs and singing
and whistling, as if they had
been on a pleasant route march."
"Eight soldiers of the enemy
in Highland dress came over carrying four stretchers. They got
well within our lines before the
deception was discovered. They
had a machine gun and three
stretchers of ammunition for it.
They had no chance to get back
alive and knew it when they
started. But they might have
wiped out half a battalion before
they got caught so they took the
"The only thing we have the
best of them is on the bayonet.
They do not like it and usually
run before our boys get to them."
"Contented with duty done is
the feeling of the fellows-yet
all hoping for the war to end
soon before we get ours (either
killed or wounded) for if it lasts
long enough, of course, a man is
bound to get hit and some fellows
are real glad to get a nice little
wound so as to get a good rest."
Government archives and
precious objects in the mosques
at Adrianople have been removed
because of the fear that Bulgaria
will soon enter the war against
Turkey. The Turkish minister!
of the interior, Talaat Bay. accompanied by a German staff
officer, is said to have visited
Adrianople and superintended the
Norman H. Wesley.
British Columbi .
Land Surveyor,
I'ost Building -   - Prince George.
British Army Numbers
Four Million Men.
The British army now numbers
not 1,000,000 or 2,000,000 but upwards of 4,000,000, according to
an article published in the July
number of the American Magazine, on the authority of Mr. J.
Herbert Buckworth, an English
newspaperman, who has resided
and worked in New York most
of the time for the last ten years
but who returned to his native
land on the outbreak of the war.
"When the British secretary of
state for war, Lord Kitchener,
first conceived the idea of putting
into the field 4,000,000 men,"
Mr. Buckworth said, "he realized
that it would be a grave strategical error to let the enemy
know what was really afoot,
Rather, the game should be to
call for 1,000,000 men and then
press agent the world with stories
that the British Empire was
about to crumble for lack of men.
This campaign has been completely successful."
Prince George Post Building,
George Street   -   Prince George, B.C.
Dominion and B. C. Land Surveyors,
Surveys ot Lands, Mines, Townsites,
Timber Limits, etc.
Fort Gieorite, B. C.
Hammond Street
F. P. Burden, Mgr.
Nelson, B. C.
166, Ward Street
A. H. Green. Mifr.
Victoria, B. C.
111. Pemberton Bldg.
F. C. Green, MKr.
New Hazelton. B. C,
B. C. Affleck, M*r.
The Panama News Stands on
George Street, Prince (ieorge, und
Hamilton Street, South FortGeorge
have your Home Newspapers, also
Magazines, Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs. You will find there, too, n
complete line of Stationery. We
are up-to-date in everything.
Tnk Panama News Co.
OUR Telegraph Office at Prince
George is now. open for bujiness.
All telegrams for Prince George
and Central Fort George will po
through this office.   Free delivery
between Prince and Central.
Two Lots, number 2fi and 27, in
block number 25, in Stuart Kiver
Price $100
in advance, or $50 cash, and $25
per month for three months.
Tax paid up to June, 1916.
Apply at once, address PS.DI.
care of the Herald.
Business Follows the Flag
of Good Advertising.
UNUSUAL CONDITIONS of the past ten months have
created an up-hill situation for business. Consistent and
persistent advertising in the proper medium will enable you to
"make" the hill and show a gain for your business over
even normal times.
The wise engineer does not
cut down the steam on the upgrade-just a little more is
needed to negotiate the hill.
Why not let us talk to you about a conservative publicity campaign in the Prince George Herald, the oldest established newspaper in Central British Columbia? We can
introduce you to the people who will buy your merchandise.
Call us up and we shall be pleased to discuss publicity
with you.
TalephOM SS.
P. O. Box 341).
'jjjjpmmk^^ u. >v. nay, 01 .ias|x>r, succeens
Mr. Mahon us master mechanic of
the (). T. P. shop? here.
The pioneer merchantile firm of
Kennedy, Blair & Co., are opening
a general store at Vanderhoof.
Miss Crawford, of South Fort
George, left last evening for a visit
to friends in the eastern States.
Fisheries Inspector Perkins left
this week for Fort Fraser and western points on official business.
Stipendiary Magistrate Heme returned from McBride on Tuesday
evening, where he had heen holding
cou rt.
The' private ear of Mr. Morley
Donaldson, nf (he ft, T. P. was attached tn last evening'.1? westbound
Forty Farmers Present at Inauguration Meeting  Held at
Fort George.
The meeting of farmers held
last evening at Fort George for
the organization of a Farmers'
Regina, July fi.—The special fortnightly crop bulletin issued by tlie
Saskatchewan (fepartment of agriculture on general conditions furnished by the staff correspondents
during the week states that the wheat
in many places is in the shot blade
and i.s already heading out.
Conditions   are   very   good in dif-
Institue Was fairly well attended, eferent parts of the province. At
about forty being present. Mr. j Eyebrow wheat has been reported
H. E. Walker, district agrictur-i full>' headed out and 3G inches in
ist, of Telkwa, was in the chair, lhei,f *■, 0ats and ^ a,e. *>"*
,        ,  .     , ,        , . ...    j well and in many places are   headed
and explained the objects of the ont  Crops on the lighter land are re.
society and the benefits that!ported to be making splendid ■growth,
would be derived from a union The weather during the past two
of the farmers of the district, jwecks has been cold and wet and
The following officers were elect-!warmer weather is desirable- Sum"
ed for the ensuing term:
President—C. W. Moore.
Vice-Pres. — Geo. Oliver.
Sec.-Treas.—Wm. Bell.
Auditor—R. Loriwick,
Directors- C. W. Moore, 0. B.
Robbins, J, W. Scott, fteo. Oliver,
N. C. Jorgenson.
rner fallowing and breaking are progressing slowly due to the frequency
of rain.
Another Attempt
to Reach Calais
Dr, Evans, optimist, booster, and
^^^^^^^^^^^^^H Rotterdam,   July    7.—News   from
An effort will be made to make Belgium today states that very large
gloom    dispeller,   of   Vanderhoof, the Institute thoroughly repre- reinforcements are expected by the
is spending a few davs here this sentative of the farming inter-: Gernian* dur,ins the next few days, in
1 " • av.,,.«w v        i       .......„,B   .,.>_.   ,preparation for a new and much mort:
week.    Doe.    informs   the   Herald ests of the district, and meetings determind attempt to break through
that Vanderhoof is the fast est-groiv- will be held at regular intervals! the alli?s' }'lne\m Be,lKi?.1.   aHd „fori'e
, a way to the chai.nel.    "Calais,   say
: to be announced later. \ German officers in Belgium, "has to
  , be taken at all costs."
Knowing  that  any   such   attempt
accompanied  byj Red Cross Society. !wi"   be.   attended   by
ing town in Canada.
Mayor Gillelt, accompanied by
Mrs. Gillett and three children, ar-
rived this week  from  Vancouver,
The following is the financial
will be attended by tremendous
losses, the Germans have, during the
last few days, been busy clearing all
wounded   from   Bruges    and    other
md have taken up their residence | rep0rt of the Red Cross Society IftSw i^JS^Afiffi
at the King George Hotel. Iof Prince George: jChappelle to Germany, many   more
  n„ .■ s„      i?__„   „ u_-_u:_ than could have resulted in thc last
  j   Receipts - From  membership few   days.   fighting.     0ne t
Two extra PulJmans were attached  fees, entertainments,  donations, !credits   Germany   with   withdrawing
.„ last   night's   westbound express j etc.. $155.85. \%2_*£%_ tth^n^ch^r.
for the laenefit of Calgary and Kd-;    Expenditures—Remittances to'likely statement is that   reinforee-
meeiiton ;Shriners who were going to 'headquarters,   expenses   of pic- jments  iri the main   rePresen}  ,new
o     o     ,eKouHu»ee,<..o,   v^^t.^co   ms Hiv. | armies of young men, many of wrhom
Coal mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
i 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 2,000
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.
ln surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed territory the tract applied for
shall be staked out by the applicant
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are
not available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchant-
j able output of the mine at the rate of
live cents per ton.
The person operating the mine
shall furnish the Agent with sworn
returns accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and
pay the royalty thereon. If the coal
mining rights are not being operated,
such returns should be furnished at
least once a year.
Tiie 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
For One Week Only
Hunt's Peaches, 21, per tin 30c.
Hunt's Apricots, 21, per tin 30c.
Del Monte Pineapples, 2 lb. 20c.
a meeting of the
at Seattle.
Imperial Council nic, teas, etc., $146.40.
Balance on hand, $9.45.
are volunteers who were advertised to
be ready for lhe front by July.   This
, .part  of the Geiman program, at all
The society urges the  need of;events, has not miscarried, for travel-
Araft of 80,000 feet of lumber I helpers to sew and make, up ma-l rlL^°ooZe tw^Zlt  f.T twhf
,        i.i .id . . .... i derman  camp  this week  state  that
was  brought down tnerraser on j tenals now on hand.   Mrs. Geth-jthe places they visited were swamped
Wednesday, from the mills of the I jng has kindly loaned her sewing |wi,h men nt ,new formations> ***&. t0
Salmon River Lumber Co.   It was !machjne which is now placed in ; ., ' 	
in charge of a number of pre-emp- j the Methodist church.   Members |	
tors from that district, several of j 0f the society are at the church'
whom   are   enlisting   for   overseas' each afternoon to help with the
service-, work.
Paris, July 7.—The French war
office gave out the following report
this afternoon:
"In the region to the north of Arras the bombardment continued all
last night. Two German attacks,
neither one in force, against the railway station at Souchez were repulsed.
"On the heights of the Meuse, at
about 9 o'clock at night, a fresh German attack directed against our positions on the southern side of the ravine, but here also they were repulsed.
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
Caskets, Funeral Supplies, & Shipping Cases always on hand,
Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
Phone 23 Fort George.
Prince George and Fort George.
Mr. Fealherstonhaugh and a party
of five men left this week for the
Peace River country to take np
mining development on a group of
quart/, claims near Mt. Selwyn,
T. A. Brady, a former resident
here, arrived this week by canoe
from the Peace River country. Mr.
Brady is one of a colony of several
settlers located at the forks of the
Findlay and Parsnip.
Don. A. Crowel], for four years n
salesman fur the Northern Lumber
and Mercantile Co., here, left this
week tn accept a position with a
Vermilion, Alta., lirm.
Among this week's visitors was
Dave Hoy, of Vanderhoof, one of
the best known pioneers of the
Nechaco Valley, Dave has recently
sold his ranch iu the valley and in
company with Jack C'harleson, another well-known old-timer is opening a livery in Vanderhoof with a
stage line to Stuart Lake.
Patriotic Service
Sunday Evening.
In connection with the departure of the recruits for the front
from this district, a union patriotic service will be held in the
Kex Theatre, next Sunday evening, July Ilth, at 8-45 p.m. after
the regular church services.
Mayor cillett will preside and
local ministers will take part in.
the services. A collection in aid
of the Canadian Patriotic Fund
will be taken up.
Vacancy is Declared
On City School Board.
Contractors & Builders
Get Our Estimate! Free of Charge        ::        Job Work Neatly anel Promptly Executed
Phone 2f
Phone 57.
Mr, A. II. Mahon, who has tilled
the position of master mechanic in
the railway shops here since the
steel arrived, has been promoted to
the position of mechanical superintendent with headquarters at Kdson.
lie left this week with his family
for the Alberta lown. Mr, and Mrs.
Mahon will be greatly missed in
Prince Qeorge public and social
circles, Mr. Mahon was a member
of the School Hoard and look an
active interest in public affairs,
while Mrs. Mahon was an energetic
worker in Methodist church affairs.
Quick action on the part of Mr.
Chits. A. Pyne probably saved .lane,
the 8-year-old daughter of Mr. P.
10. Wilson, from being burned to
death on Monday last. In company
with other children, Jane was playing with firecrackers when ber clothing   I ame    ignited.    Mr.    Pyne
heard the screams of tbe little girl
and rushed tothe rescue, succeeding
in smothering the blazing garments
though not without injury to himself as his bands were painfully
burned. The little girl was attended
to by Dr, Richardson and is suffering quite severely from body bums,
At the meeting of the city
council on Monday evening, a
communication was read from
the Board of School Trustees announcing that a vacancy existed
on the board, caused by Mr,
Mahan's resignation. Nominations for the vacant seat will be
taken on July 12th, and the poll
will be held on the 15th. Two or
three names are already mentioned in connection with the
election to fill the vacancy.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk find 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 oflice - 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 HingB, South Fort George.
Phone Id, Prince George.
British Government Takes
Control of Sale of Liquor
London, July *.—Under the powers
conferred by the Defence of the
Realm Act the British government today by an order in councild ecided to
take over the control of thc sale and
supply of intoxicating; liquors in many
districts where war materials is be-!
ing made and loaded, unloaded or
otherwise dealt with,
The district affected include the
city of Bristol and surrounding towns,
Avonmouth, New Haven, Southampton, Newport, Cardiff? Barry Barrow-
in-Furness, Liverpool und adjoining
towns, und most of the munition and
ship-building centres in Yorkshire.
Members of parliament of all parties have undertaken u campaign to
thank the emplowers and workmen in
munition contracts for the work they
already huve done, and to urge upon
them the vital importance of turning
out as great a quantity of munitions
as the country is capable of producing. I
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats.
South Fort George  ::  Prince George :: Central Fort George
Phone S6
Phone 1
Phone 88
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Summer Holiday Trips
To Eastern Canada and United States
Combined Rail and Fresh Water Cruises
in exquisitely appointed trains and veritable palaces
on water, insuring comfort and rest to
the pleasure seeker.
SUMMER SERVICE STARTS with first train from
Winnipeg, Saturday, June 19th, at 10-80 p.m., and every
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday thereafter, connecting at
Fort William with S.S. "Noronic," " Huronlc and
"Hamonlc," respectively, and  boat special  from Sarnia,
Day Train from Fort William leaves Immediately
after arrival of steamer.
See the Scenic Wonders of Western Ontario
(The Nibigami District.)
Si le Trips
Liberal Stop-Overs.
Your patrona ,e is earnestly solicited.   Literature furnished.
Itineraries arranged.
W. J. QUINLAN, Distiict Piss. Agenl, Winnipeg. Man.
Danforth & Mclnnis,
rjlHE HERALD wants
live subscription canvassers to work in this
district, and can offer good
remuneration for those willing to work. Call at office,
George St. for particulars.


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