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Iol. 3, no. 13.
Big Turn Out Witnesses
Oddfellows' Masquerade
lThe oddfellows have much to
L gratified over at the sucess-
result of their first annual
squerade.   The outcome from
inancial and artistic point of
far exceeded   the   most
iguine expectations of those
Bponsible for the launching and
Jring out of the project.   Comas it does at the time of year
iensomany residents find it
[nvenient to absent themselves
the coast and other points,
|e showing made was the more
Citable.    In point of atten-
,„„. it exceeded   last   year's
[nction of a similar kind,
The costumes   were   many,
(versified and original, and
mt the gamut from the Chinese
ly to the 17th Century Court
(General satisfaction is express-
at the findings of the judges.
iough there was no prize offerer the best sustained charac-
jrs, we believe Mr. and Mrs.
ideker would have easily car-
id this, in their admirable por-
lyal of a  Chinese lady and
Intleman.   Their non-presence
grand march was another
.ture militating against their
ie consideration by the judges.
(Miss Pearce easily won her
ize as the most original lady.
[in the best dressed gentleman,
Perry had an extremely close
:ond in T. Higginbottom
|Frank O'Flaherty, as "Mam-
played the "Cameron"
irch to perfection, and looked
though he was playing "first
ie" on a dry dusty summer
'. There was only one Shy-
i, and who could have repre-
ted the character more admir-
y than Harry Seaman. The
ro girls from Rector's," with
sir strong Egyptian breaths,
(rtrayed by Close and Crozier,
tde conquests greater than the
in the Balkans.    Every-
jing goes by opposites, even at
masquerade.     Take for inence, G. Hamilton, as a Salva-
i Army captain.    He acted
part as though he had been
aid of the late General Booth
a century.   And we know
does not belong to that sect.
'ing were the  masquers:
'•• and Mrs. Bodeker - Chi-
lady and gentleman.
Montgomery, College boy.
Monro, college boy.
B* Close and A. Crozier, as
'o demure maidens from Rec-
• C. Seaman as Shylock.
■ P. Richmond as Pierot.
T- Higeinbottom as S. F. G.
pro Horse.
««. McLaughlin as Red Rid-
-1. Haggith, a pre-emptor.
I1-Griffith and H. Myer. two
Icemen from Central.
1^ C.S. Randall as "Cracker."
IS' oK' Tophi11' M Not*»n*T-
r-G. Smith, Grand Trunk en-
iM'ss Buckner and J. Bronger,
■ John and Darby.
|{;\Tait, Siwash
U«aP. Pearce, as Oddfellow.
U«- Smith, Piper Doll.
,3l G- McGaughey, Irish wo-
;E-Wedemeyer, Clown
^ank O'Flaherty, "Mammy."
7s Cameron, Baby Doll.
j!ss Eva, Roses.
J«* Yarzou. Cheyenne.
''ci Hamilton, Salvation Ar-
' H°ffercamp, Old Caribooite
BeBt dressed lady — Myrtle McGaughey.
Most original lady—Mrs. N. Macdo-
Best dressed gentleman—H.G.Perry
Most comic lady—Miss F Pearce
Best comic gentleman—A.C. Buchel
Best original gentleman-M.C. Wiggins.
Best lady waltzer—1st prize, Mrs.
Geo. McLaughlin.
Second best lady waltzer-Mrs. Taylor.
The judges were Messrs. T. W.
Heme, R. Grundy and J. Christen-
The prizes were awarded at the
hour of unmasking.
Ernie Burden, pastry cook.
Mrs. N.   Macdonald,   Indian
Mrs. Perry, flower girl
Mrs Bourchier, "Martha Washington"
Mrs. Al. Johnson, Pumpkin
Mrs Wilkes, Japanese girl
Mrs F O'Flaherty, Dolly Var-
Miss L Lebranche, Topsy
Mrs R G Taylor, Japanese girl
Miss Stott, Hindoo Priest
F. Lebranch, coon
H Perry, 17th Century English
court dress
Myrtle    McGaughey,   " Best
Dressed Lady"
Miss D Stillenfleet, Pierot
MrsWJ Matheson, Japanese
Miss E Stillenfleet, Pierot
Mrs. M P Randall, as Lobster
P C Cameron and H Cootes,
Gold Dust Twins
Mrs Norwhald, Queen of Diamonds
Miss A Dodd, Aunt Dinah
R Peden, old sea captain
Miss Smith, sewing girl
Miss Gross, Oddfellow emblem
Mrs Gross, Evening
E Angel, pre-emptor
E F U Heath, Justice Morrows
Mrs Enemark, paper doll
MC Wiggins, The Turk
J Hugh, prospector
Martin Clark, cowboy
Mrs J Quinn, poppy
A C Buchel, colored man
George Hardie. a good guesser
Mrs Robertie, Welch girl
D W Crowel, Irish landlord
H C Kinghorn, "In the Prince
of Pyjamas."
W Adams, Irishman
Mrs. Lebranch, cowgirl
G. Harris, as a railroader.
W J Matheson, an early tramp
Several flashlight photographs
of the masquers, grouped about
the stage, were taken by Mr.
Native born sons and daughters of Canada, living in tht}
United States, Canada and Europe, will be invited to participate in a Canadian drama, written by a Canadian author, played
by Canadians and staged by
a Canadian manager, to be produced at the completion of the
Grand Trunk Pacific transcontinental system in 1913 or early in
1914. H. C. Boyd of Edmonton,
who suggested the idea, plans to
make a tour of the principal cities of Canada, after which the
play will be seen in the smaller
cities and towns throughout the
Dominion. The play will deal
with the development of Canada
as a whole, introducing historical
characters and scenes. Mr. Boyd
is in correspondence with authors and players in various parts
of the world and expects to make
a definite announcement regard
ing his plans early next year.
A. K. Bourchier, J. P., the original
pioneer of the South Port George settlement in British Columbia, who went
into the country from Ashcroft, B.C.,
in 1906 as a freighter of supplies for
the Grand Trunk Pacific construction
camps, is in Edmonton and in an interview said that rapid progress is being
made on the transcontinental line. He
"From the end of steel at Tete Jaune
Cache to the end of steel at Hazelton
on the eastern end of the Grand Trunk
Pacific with a gap of 125 miles between
Fort George and Fraser lake, and a
few minor gaps, the roadbed of the
railway has now been graded. Four
hundred miles of steel remains to be
laid to connect Edmonton with the Pacific coast.
"The right-of-way is now practically
cut through from the eastern to the
western ends of the construction. By
next spring the whole of the right-of-
way will have been completed. Rapid
paogress has been made throughout the
summer and fall months."
Mr. Bourchier, who has seen what is
now South Fort George converted from
a wilderness into a prosperous town, a
divisional point on an ocean-to-ocean
railroad, believes that it will become
the metropolis of the interior of British
Columbia. He said also that the Fraser Valley country has never been
thoroughly prospected. He believes ic
contains untold mineral wealth there.
However, as yet only placer gold has
been found in pay quantities. This
will prove a valuable asset to the country, he added, as with the installation
of proper equipment the Willow river
will become famous for its gold output.
Mr. Bourchier also reports the discovery of an important coal deposit 25
miles east of Fort George. The property, which is on the Bear river, is
controlled by capitalists of Vancouver
and Victoria, and will be developed.
Mr. Bourchier says that with the
close of navigation on the Fraser river
it ia now impossible to make the journey from Fort George to Alberta by
the direct route. Mr. Bourchier came
out by way of Ashcroft. From Fort
George to Quesnel he made the trip by
steamer, and from Quesnel to Ashcroft
by automobile. The British Columbia
Express Company has established a
first-rate automobile and steamship
service, of which many visitors to Fort
George have taken advantage during
the season. The Fort George Timber
and Transportation Company also has a
line of steamers in commission.
The season for ice, steel and hickory
is at hand, and the hockey players are
busy people these days. The freezing
of the handsome new rink has not yet
taken place, the weather not yet having permitted of such a thing, but it is
expected that this will take place the
early part of next week. In the meantime the fine sheet of ice on the Hudson's Bay slough has been the rendezvous for skaters, and large crowds are
Been both during the afternoons and
The permanent line-up for the hockey
team has not yet been cast, though the
eligibles have been very active during
the past ten days. Among those who
will find a place on the team are
Scott, Thrasher, Kinghorn, Crozier,
Seaman, Crowel], the Guest brothers,
the Flynn brothers, Boyle, Munro,
Close, Bronger, Scobie. Secretary O'Flaherty says there is splendid material
in the above players for a crackerjack
The Grand Trunk boys in Engineer
Gill's camp on the reserve will likely
have a team to compete for the Northern Lumber Company's Cup, and if
Central Fort George can scrape together some players the contest will be
a three-cornered one for the cup.
One of the attractions the Hockey
Club has in prospect is a carnival of
masquers on ice some time after New
Schreiber Says Balkan War
Interferes With Railroad Work
Collingwood Schreiber, super-
visingengineer for Dominion government said at Edmonton last
week that 15,000 men would be
required on construction work if
the Grand Trunk Pacific is to be
completed by 1914, Between 4-
000 and 5000 men are at work on
the divisions between Edmonton
and eastern British Columbia, he
added, and there is little prospect this year of the number being materially increased. The
war in the Balkan states, he said,
has taken thousands of workmen
out of the country, while on the
western end of steel, in British
Columbia, the Industrial Workers of the World have tied up the
work. Mr. Schreiber is strongly
opposed to the admission of I.W.
W. leaders into Canada,
Work has commenced on the
crossing at Mile 142, the second
one on the Fraser. It is just below the mouth of Dome creek.
The east abuttment is already in
position and good progress is
otherwise being met with.
J. Spence, superintendent for
the Lund Rogers Co., who recently arrived here from the outside,
left Monday morning a-foot for
F. G. George, divisional engineer, came down from Tete
Jaune cache by canoe this week
and proceeded south by stage en
route to Fitzhugh.
S. Magoffin, of Magoffin & Berg,
who have the first eight miles of
road east of here, is in town.
These gentlemen have some
work under progress at Mile 162,
and may open up the work hereabouts very shortly.
L. G. Gunn, R. Porter and E.
Overholt, of the Pacific & Great
Eastern field staff, arrived in
town on Thursday (21st) from
Lillooet, and are registered at
the Occidental. L. C. Gunn is
the engineer who surveyed a
route for the G. T. P. from Fort
George down past this town a
couple of years ago, and is now
out for the branch line. He came
up this time to 150-mile house,
thence through the Horsefly section and down the valley of the
Quesnel river. This gives rise to
a suspicion that the P. c. E. are
figuring on striking this town via
the Dragon lake district. If they
do run their line through that
section of Cariboo, we understand
they will strike afar better country than they would on the west
side of the river, as they would
tap the mining country, as well
as farming and timber land,
while the west side of the river
is chiefly grazing.—Observer.
Edmonton, Alta., Nov. 20.—
French capitalists who recently
acquired the charter for the
Peace River Great Western Railway, granted by the provincial
legislature of Alberta in 1910,
and who also hold a charter from
the British Columbia government
for a line from Bella Coola east
through the Fort George district,
announced today through A. B.
Macdonald, provisional secretary,
with headquarters in Edmonton,
that work on the line from Ed
monton to Dunvegan, 300 miles,
will begin at once. The route
map will be filed with Premier
Sifton, minister of railways for
Alberta, in a few days.
"The work of cutting the
right-of-way will begin as soon
as our route map is approved by
the minister of railways." said
Mr, Macdonald, "and we expect
to press into service every competent man available. Grading
will begin next spring with a
full complement of men and
teams, and we hope to have some
rails on ties before the close of
1913. The road will be in operation as soon as possible."
Mr. Macdonald said the route
of the Peace River Great Western Railway from Edmonton is
in a northwesterly direction to
the west shore of Lesser Slave
lake, thence nortwesterly to
Peace River crossing, thence
westerly or southwesterly to
Dunvegan. Three alternate routes
are provided for entrance to Edmonton. The company has purchased 40 ^acres of land half a
mile north of the city limits of
Edmonton for its terminals,
yards and shops. Work will begin next year.
Grand Forks, B.C., Nov. 20.-
The Doukhobors of this district,
who for seyeral months have
been defying the government at
every opportunity, have now secured the upper hand and are
violating the laws of British Columbia while local authorities are
powerless to prosecute.
Two Doukhobors, one serving a
sentence of eight days for contempt of court and t£ie other
charged with a criminal offence,
were brought before Magistrate
Cochrane yesterday and discharged by authority received by
wire from the department of the
attorney-general to the effect that
the prosecution of Doukhobors is
to be discontinued during the report of the commission of investigation.
The Doukhobors have lately
been fighting the authorities with
mutjness, and even when the
magistrate asked the interpreter
to inform a Doukhobor that he
was being given his liberty, the
interpreter continued in his acts
of defiance.
Evidence that the information
has reached the Doukhobor colony is apparent, however, in a
jubilant conversation now going
on among the members of the
society on their property near
this city, marking the triumph of
the Doukhobors over the provincial authorities. Even the provincial constable of this district
was subject to insolence by the
Doukhobors when they became
aware of their immunity from
Dr. Lazier is expected in next
week after a month at the Soap
Springs, Washington.
N,   Montgomery   expects   to
leave for the coast next Friday. r .-iuu ii'-^
Subdivision of
Lot 483
This property is situated within one mile of the
Railway Depot and terminal yards, right across the
railway and traffic bridge of the Fort George G. T.
P. townsite and Indian Reserve.
 It is the choicest property in the district and the best buy on the market ..today.
Because it was the first established post of the H. B. Co., 50
years ago.
Because it was the first selected pre-emption by the early
Because it is like Strathcona to Edmonton.
Then why buy twenty-five foot lots when you can get 11-2 acres for
half the price and within closer radius of the G. T. P. Depot
Sole Agent, W. B. DEAN, Calgary, Alta.
Local Agents, Roberts, Jones & Willson
South Fort George, B.C.
Devoted   to   the   interests   ol   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
Subscription $5.00 a year.
The mother of the next president of the United States once
lived in Brockville, Ont., as a
genuine Canadian girl. Her father
was the Rev: Dr. Thomas Wood-
row, a Scotch Presbyterian, who
came to Canada to engage in missionary work in 1836. One of
his eight children   was a girl
By instructions of the Hon. Minister
of Agriculture a distribution of superior
sorts of grain and potatoes will be made
during the coming winter and spring to
Canadian farmers. The samples for
general distribution will consist of
spring wheat   (5   lbs.),   white   oats
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
named Janet, and it was after j (-1 lbs.), barley (5 lbs.), and field peas
her father had received a call to] <5 lb5->-  These wil1 *sent out from
nini.    ..       A..     „„ j „v,;i„-,v,„ Ottawa.   A distribution of potatoes (in
Chilhcothe, Ohio, and while she I  ,, ,  .   ...,        .*", _ *„_
' ' ,    .   , •■ g lbs. samples) will be earned on irom
was attending a young ladies   several of the experimental farms, the
One result of the recent visit
of Premier McBride and Attor-
ney-general Bowser  to Ottawa;
has resulted in an agreement be-
ing arrived at whereby the fish-
eries of British Columbia will revert back to  white  fishermen.
Ten years ago this lucrative vocation  was  exclusively  in  the
hands of whites.    Inroads were
worked  by  Japanese in recent
years that ultimately drove Canadians out of the industry, a condition brought about largely by.
the unwise action of the Liberal
government  in   permitting  the
granting of wholesale licenses to
politicians who in   turn  made
them over to Japanese syndicates
for large sums,  with the result
that the fishing privileges were
owned exclusively by the little
men from Japan.    In the long
coast range between Vancouver
island and the Skeena river it is
a difficult matter to encounter a
white man engaged today in the
, fisheries.   They have disappeared, and in their place swarms of
Asiatics are to be seen. The new
order brought about by the attorney-general will make it impossible for others than whites to
obtain the necessary permission
to fish,and this will be the means
of again placing the industrv on
a footing  which  should  never
have been departed from.
academy near that place, eight
years   later,    that Miss Janet
Central Farm at Ottawa supplying only
the provinces of Ontario »nd Quebec
Woodrow met her future hus-!An samPles wil1 ** ««»free* by 'a*1-
band. He was the Rev. Joseph1 Applicants must give particulari in
Ruggles Wilson. Two years later
they were married. Their son,
Thomas Woodrow Wilson, the
president-elect, was named after
her mother's father. — Colonist.
William Jennings Bryan will
be secretary of state under President Wilson. This is the highest
gift in the hands of a United
States president, and as Wilson
regard to the soil on their farms, and
some account of their experience with
such kinds of grain Cor potatoes) as
they have grown, so that a promising
sort for their conditions may be selected.
Each application must be separte and
must be signed by the applicant Only
one sample of grain and one of potatoes
can be sent to each farm. Applications
on any kind of printed form cannot be
accepted. If two or more samples are
asked for in the same letter only one
will be sent.
was nominated by the Nebras- A3 the iupply of geed *, )imitedi
kan, it would seem that the prof- farmers $re advised to apply early; but
fered appointment is but his due. the applications will not necessarily be
  ; filled in the exact order in which they
j are received.   Preference will always
In Calgary the mixed farming; be given to the most thoughtful and
special train travelling Alberta \ explicit requests.   Applications receiv-
under the auspices of the provincial government in co-operation
with the C.P.R. is meeting with
great success. Meetings at
Brooks and Carlstadt were at
ed after the end of January will probably be too late.
All applications for grain (and applications from the provinces of Ontario
: and Quebec for potatoes)  should be
addressed to the Dominion Cerealist,
tended by over a thousand. Some : Central Experimental Farm,  Ottawa.
farmers drove in fifty miles toSuch -application require no postage.
hear the gospel of mixed farm-;If ot,herwise addressed del*y ** dta*>
; pointment may occur.
Applications,   for   potatoes,    from
i farmers in any other province should
The Fort George Trading & Lumber ' be addressed (postage prepaid)  to the
company's boat, "Fort Fraser," at
present at Giscombe Portage, will be
considerably altered for next year'*!
work. It is the intention of the management to lengthen the I oat by about
fifteen feet and make her more suitable
for carrying freight. The changes will
be made iu the early spring.
Superintendent of the nearest Branch
Experimental Farm in that province.
The Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Co , Ltd., are running their mill for a
few days getting out some special
pieces of lumber for the new public
school building.
W. F. Cooke Geo. E. McLaughlin Russei Peden
Lumber and Merchandise
—Stock is Complete—
We have an especially good stock
of Winter Clothing and Bedding.
You cannot afford to overlook our
stock of Boots, Shoes and Rubbers
when buying.
Remember, we have had a great deal of experi
ence in outfitting parties for the field, and excel in
in this line.
Estimates cheerfully given for all material
going into your building.
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
— South —
Fort George
—Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or to future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.
——Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own. Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to do, in a short time?
....We have re-listings of lots that will
pay you to ask for—they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
3 1-8 acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property.
Prices $75 to $125 an acre. $50 down and $15 a month.
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.50 an acre.    A good buy.
Large tracts for colonization at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
Ctttoo Bldg.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens
«...*. (Section 34.)
NOTICE is hereby given that on the
l a. ,*,f November next, application
lth day of,^ftme superintendent of
"'^"fpnlice for the grant of a
r"eTor the sale of liquor by retail
cence fortne :»■      .      known ^ the
|and?Hoel Ste at South Fort
mpress Hotel, bk-      )andg degcribed
eorge B.U *P*->» D L m
'nLtVl9hdav of October 1912.
[Dated 19th oavoRGEWARCUP)
District of Peace River
; that I, James T.Stewart,
fitaherafelt,   Ireland,   occupation
Irchant, intends to a apply for person co  purchase   the   following
Commencing at a post planted on
uth bank of the Finlay River, thirty-
Ven miles from the mouth'marked J.
S 's S. E. corner; thence West 80
ains; North 80 chains; East 80 chains;
ence South 80 chains to point of
mmencement,   containing 640 acres
ore or less.
(Sgd) James T.,Stewart
John MacDonell, Agent.
U Julv Hth, 1912.
Diltrict of Coast, Rang* IV.
TAKE notice   that I, Lester   Roy
talker, of South Fort George, B. C.
|cupation cruiser, intends to apply
• permission to purchase the   lol-
Iwing described lands'
■Commencing at a post planted  at
le northwest corner of Section thlr-
J-four, Township nine, range   four;
lence south 80  chains; thence west
| cbains;  thence   north 80 cbains;
jence east 80  cbains  to point    ot
mmencement, containing six   hun-
l and forty acres, more or less.
Russell Robert Walker, 'agent.
bept. 24, 1912.
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms-large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
District of Coast, Range IV.
{TAKE notice tbat I, Russell Rob-
, Walker, of South Fort Qeorge, B
occupation land   agent, intends
apply tor permission to purchase
i following described lands:
pointMncing at a post  planted  at
northeast corner of Section twen-
h»ren, Township nine, range four;
We nortb 40 chains; thence  west
I cbains; thence    south 40 chains ;
east 80   chaina    to point of
Mencement,     containing     three
red and twenty1 acres, more  or
Pt. 24, 1912.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walk-
_ of London, Ont., occupation
Irk, intends to apply for permit-
pn to purchase the following de-
(ribed lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
1 Northwest corner of section thlr-
. township four, range four;; thence
<0   chains;   thence  south  80
|»lns; thence east 40 ehains; thence
"l "0 chains to  point of com-
fncement,  eontaining   320    acres,
ft* or less.
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
"*. 24, 1912.
District of Coast. Range IV.
.TAKE notice that I. All* Btior
■»«•••• ol London, Ont., occupation
i»rled woman, intenda to apply for
RUrton to purchase the following
Icribed lands:
|Commenelng a* » post planted at
f northw«st corner of Section tnlr-
f. townehip four, range four; thence
I , 80 cn*»'ns; thence wtst 40
I n8: thence south 40 chains;
I'lce west 40 chains; thence  south
Lt : thence ■Mt 80 cbaiM to
L t,0' commenc««nent, containing
I    hundred and eighty acres, more
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
"    •*■<, 1912.
R«l>able information given on
a"ything in Tort George dis-
trict> Property looked after.
"Restate reference Al.
City livery, Feed &
d33UI© d3*1C3LDI1©S       proprietor.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
Men for cutting right-of-way by theacre, west of Mud
River.   Good prices.  Work all winter;
South Fort George, B. C.
Little Nugget
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
Meals 50 Ccato
Short Ordera'a Specialty
MRS. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
are now in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your bunding, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Flynn
Builders and Contractors,
Robert Spinks
South Fort George : B.C.
P. A. Landry J. H. MoCkm-m J. F. Teuplcton
T. A. Kelly. Timbar Department
Gore & McGregor
British   Colambla   I-and   Surveyors
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Clumbers. Unsley Street. VICTORIA,
B.C.. P.O. Boxl62. Phone 684.
McGre-ror BulHlnfcThlrd Street. SOUTH FOUT
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
Wholesale and retail
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emption* Located.
Do yon contemplate ►<
BUILDING?       *
Then Investigate our workmanship and  f,
get our estimates £
Hamilton and  it
First btreeu    h
Port Oeorge. B.C. Victoria. B.O.   „
F. P. Burden. Mgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
CM Cwaten. DwsjaatB. C.LaidSanrejori
Surreys of Lands, Mines. Townsites, Timber
Limits. Etc.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saveB
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.    Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on the Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint to peel.
Farm Lands,      Timber Lands,      City Property,
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
Garden Tracts.
Acreage— Garden Tracts
o Roberts, Jones & Willson a
EDWARD ROBERTSHoUry Pihlic.     E. E. JONES.     ft. I. SELWVN-WIILSON. Asttw.
FOR SALE: Farm Lands. Garden Tracts. Timber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
Offices: Hamilton Avenue, South Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
Corner Hamilton & Third
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates oa application
Best of wines,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson, prep.
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
SOFT DRINKS and all kinds of HOT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
t i
i B-E^'BssTaSB
Burning and clearing of the school
site ha* been in progress all week and
lumber placed on the ground preparatory to building. 1 he unseasonablt
period at which the work has beer,
undertaken will necessarily inconveieiiC
the contractors, as many of the supplies
necessary cannot be obtained here ai
the present time. This includes-
shingles, windows, etc.
ChriStlliaS       A superb assortment   has
arrived and inspection is
Cards in ited
Toikt articta. PW»t M<-iicL*v«        Dnwkt.- Saadi ie.       th***-. B«*». Sut»r.«r
The work of clearing out the Frase:
at the Gardens is progressing favorably
as evidenced by tr.e number of blasts
that are set off daily. Ice is forming at tne bottom ve*y fast, rendering
the work m<.*re costly than if it frzt
been initiated a n.oi.th earlier     Iw
ill  b
i-.i thi
nd tht
channels, it 1*. rs
at tr.is point   0
suid. tu '.: e : gl
other tr.e ren.o'.al of tr.e L ....tr; tt.
the left of this. It is ex] e ted that th<
ac.ion of the water v.i:. deepen tht
sand chrnnel sufficient to a:'.v.w of navigation through this passage, should the
other one at any time become non-
Charles Houser will leave for California next week, where he will winter.
The Oddfellows' masquerade was the
occasion of bringing out a large number of people to the tranquil retreat of
Fourth street in the vicinity of the
theatre, where a dressing room for
masquere was improvised and about
twenty pounds of Royal Black George
ink and cesmetics were used externally
and internally. Billy Thorne was there
with good things to eat, and it looked
like old times to see him in front of the
local Alcazar.
Fort George In every case our
District, lands were care-
Nechaco Valley fully inspected by
Bulkley Valley expert cruisersbe-
Skeena Valley     || fore we purchased
THE GRANDlTRliNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 619 to 624 Metropolitan Bide**, Vancouver,B.C
London Office:   6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, "•        ~       • •1,500,000.
John A. Fraser, M P.P., will be ir.
South Fort Geor6e during the next
couple of weeks.
Captain Browne, of the SS. "B.X ,"
arrived in town Wednesday night. H*
is here in connection with the pulling
out of a scow belonging to the company
and also to superintend the blasting
and removal of several large rocks tha'
interfere with the landing of the company's boat during low water at thc-i*-
p:er at the foot of Fourth street. He
will be here about ten days.
Mrs. Enemark intends leaving next
week for Denmark, where she will
Bpend the winter visiting friends and
relatives, and will not return to South
Fort Geo* ge till next April.
Joe Fleisack met with a peculiar accident Tuesday while driving a loaded
wagon up the bank on Lasalle avenue.
The ground was frosty and he was
half-way up when the horses missed
their footing and allowed the wagon to
drop back and swerve, wkh the result
that the horses dropped over the bank
and became suspended by their collars.
On cutting the harness both animals
rolled down thd embankment and landed against several stumps. Outside of
a few bruises the animals are none the
worse for the experience.
Before Magistrate Heme on Thursday Frank Pierre Roi and Frank Fraser,
two halfbreeds, were fined $100 for
supplying, or three months. The tines
were paid. W, McDonald, forthesame
offence, was fined $l(Xi, or two months.
There are six prisoners in the local jail
«t the present time.
W. Walker's hat has been picked up
at Pierre Roi's and is now added to the
collection of missing articles at the
local court house. No trace, however,
hai been found of the missing ferryman, and the police believe there is no
doubt as to his having been drowned.
His relatives in Missouri have been
The pillars and foundations for the
ferry cable, opposite the Hudson's Bay
store, have been taken out and removed to the reservation, opposite the
point, from whence the ferry will operate next spring. It is claimed this is a
more suitable location for its establishment. Passengers are being transferred across the river by canoe.
It is reported that the Bronger preemption on the Nechaco, opposite the
graveyard, has been sold. The price
is said to be $150 an acre,
Advices from Calgary state that
twenty parcels of subdivision 483 have
been sold. This is the land on thc east
side of the Fraser through which the
lailrosd pastes in crossing to thc island.
The rapid linking together of
the Grand Trunk Pacific to form
a new transcontinental highway
across central Canada opens another hinterland for the tourist.
It makes easy of access a vast
new sec ion of the Rockies in
central Alberta and British Columbia, and possibly with the exception of the Stuart and Fraser
lakes-named New Caledonia by
Simon Fraser 106 years ago — it
is doubtful if there is a more interesting and inviting region than
that embraced by the upper watershed of the Athabasca river,
and its several southern tributaries. The natural starting point
for tourists intending to visit any
of that country is Fitzhugh, a
picturesquely situated frontier
town in Jasper Park, some two
hundred and fifty miles west of
How little of this region has
been actually trodden by white
men is evidenced by the fact that
only four short summers ago the
largest sheet of water on the entire east slope of the rockies was
found in its recesses. This beautiful mountain lake, some seventeen miles in length and lying
between green wooded slopes,
forms a broad expansion of the
Maligne river, and resembles a
Scotch tarn in its far melting
vistas of water and crag. This
lake is some thirty miles southeast of Fitzhugh, and twenty
miles further south is another
large lake, where the trout-fishing is excellent. The latter body
of water forms the chief source
of the Brazeau river. To the
west of it, in Alpine grandeur,
lies the region of wild, lofty
peaks, dominated by Mount Alberta, where enormous glaciers
give birth to the Athabasca and
North Saskatchewan rivers.
This region is also a noted
game country. It lies far enough
north to have escaped in part,
during recent years, the far-
searching reach of the Stoney
Indians; bears of all kinds are
still fairly numerous; the sheep
(and more especially the goat)
hunting, is good, while scattered
moose, deer and even elk may be
Notice is hereby given that the partnership heretofore subsisting between
us,  the undersigned, as druggists and
\ stationers, in the town of South Fort
j George,   B. C,  hag this day been dis-
: solved by mutual consent, and all debts
, owing to the said partnership,  are to
! be paid to J. 0. Williamson at South
, Fort George, and all claims against the
: said partnership are to be presented to
the said J. 0. Williamson, by whom the
■ same will be paid.   And that from and
. after the 5th day of Nov. 1912, the business of the Fort George Drug Co. will
be carried on by the s .id J.O. Williamson, at South Fort George.
South Fort George, Nov. 5.
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter. Good shedsr stab -
ling if required.
For further information apply to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong and Sermon, 7:30 p.m. Second and 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m.:
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a. m. -
Rev. R. H. Isaac.  Williams,  Vicar.
KNOX CHURCH-Services every Sunday at 3:30 during winter. Sunday-
school at 2:30. C. M. Wright, Minister.
occasionally seen.
Meantime the crying need of
the district, for tourist and fire-
ran ger alike, is the need for more
and better trails. Hence, to provide a good and adequate system
of trails will be the first and constant effort of the Dominion forestry branch in carrying out its
recently assumed duty of administering this region, so as to protect its forests from fire and
make every auxiliary resource
contribute its part to the public
welfare. During the present
season, the rangers in charge
made a good start in this work,
and next year it will Le again
pushed with vigor. Already, between Laggan or Morley, on the
C. P. R„ and Fitzhugh, an old
through trail is in existence: a
trail which promises to be very
popular with Alpine tourists when
improved. It traverses the Brazeau. Clearwater and Bow River
forests and everywhere its improvement will be promptly undertaken by the forestry branch.
General Merchants
Winter Schedule
Mail and Passenger Service
Stages leave the company's South Fort George office for Ashcroft, Quesnel and way points at 5 a.m.
Tuesdays and Fridays
The mail, passenger and express stages arrive
from the south on
Wednesday and Saturday Evening!
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
| 1836 |      Assets Eicced Fifty Million Dollars     | 1912 |
n. Bank of British North America
Your money is safer in the Bank than in your house or in jour
pocket. It ia not tied up. You can get it out st any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
sod sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Money Orders issued.
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
Capital paid up $12,400,000
Surplus      - 11,400,000
ToUl Assets 179,900,000
Head Office      ...       -      Montreal, Q«.
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
Fort George Hardware Co.
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp stoves
Hot air Furnaces, etc.
Willow River
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
Calls it "a Town of Importance,"
"The establishment of this new town (on the
Fraser and Willow rivers) marks a chapter in tne
development of British Columbia. It is outward
evidence that each day sees the Grand Trunk ra-
cific Railway pushing farther west and that tne
riches of an inland empire are, for the first time,
becoming available. That portion of British Columbia west of the Rocky Mountains and east of tne
coast range and drained by the Fraser, Nechaco,
Stuart. Salmon and Willow Rivers, hold the centre
of the stage iruone of earth's greatest dramas-tne
development of Western Canada. Approximately
midway between Edmonton and Prince RuPerr; *
territory virtually 700 miles long and 500 miles
wide will contribute to the upbuilding of this new
town. ,    .    i
Do not delay, Write today for maps and printed
matter, giving fullest information.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation, M
Joint Owners and Sole Agents (D. L. 788.)
517 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C.
Local Representative, L. M. Bower.


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