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 VOL. 3, NO. 4.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1912.
$3 PER ANNUM
Low Water In the Fruser
Hampers Navigation
Navigation on the upper Fraser
and below to Soda creek this year
ha-i not.lbecn a success. The unprece-
dertd low water so early in the
Eeas n has so completely altered the
plats of all steamboat managers
that nn earlier tie-up is under contemplation. Tbe water was on the
14th iistant lower than it was last
year at the end of October.
The big contracting boats, operating above the Grand Canyon, have
hecn berthed for tbe ye r, having
taken out of the water at Mile 142,
B. c., near Dome creek, on the 6th
Sept. Capts. Myers and Bhwuion
both passed out to the coast on the
last trip of the steamer B. X. These
beats were launched about the 20th
ol May.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co.'s steamer "Chilcotin" arrived (rom Soda creek yest rday
with eight passengers and a large
freight. She received 'three punctures
on her way up, one of which was under her poiler, none of which, however, will disable her from future
trips down river. How many more
trips this boat will make the management cannot determine, but the
boat will run as long as it is possible to do so. The Fort Fraser, another of this company's boats, is
beached on a bar between Giscomb
and the Willow river.
The steamer Quesnel is running between Giscomb and the Grand Canyon, carrying contractors' supplies
between these two points. There are
about two hundred tons to be moved
before this boat returns here. She is
eipected the middle of the week and
will thence proceed to Soda creek to
load freight for the Northern Lumber Co. -,
The steamer "B. X." the passenger
flyer ot the river, left here Thursday
a'ter having made temporary repairs to her bottom. She will undergo further repairs at Quesnel and
then go into commission again, lt
water will permit. The accident that
befell this boat at the Huhson'i Say
Gardtns last Saturday wm the
most serious in two seasons, necessitating three days In which to get
the boat off. All ot the freight had
to be transferred In order to make
the necessary repairs.
GOLD STRIKE REPORTED
ON NORTH THOMPSON
Placed gold ln paying quantities
was discovered a few days ago In a
creek named Louis,cree'i, halt a mile
from the Canadian Northern railway
grade, and thirty miles north ot the
town of Kamloops. Tb* gold run
has be;n completely staked and
sluicing operations, already started,
will be in full blast on a large scale
within the next ten days When sluice
boxes will have been installed.
The discovery was made by R. H
Leroy, a French Canadian cook em-
Ployed in one of tbe Canadian
Northern construction camps. Leroy
is a former Klondiker. He won a
large fortune in the Yukon, but got
r'*l of it in less than six months after returning to civilization. As the'
discoverer on Louis creek he waa entitled to and staked one thousand tt.
°t ground in addition to his discovery claim,
Capt. W. B. Fisonand Mr. 'Neale
Murray, 0f Kamloops. who secured 5
ol&iir.B adjacent to Leroy's, are at
"resent on the coast, their visit"
tn re being tor the puspose of .securing various supplies needed in connection with their sluicing opera-
tions. Both gentleman are promln-
"•t Kamloops lum' erinen.
Captain Pigon extorted a small
Mai containing one ounce of coarw
<*"l*l which he stated represented tbe
washing of fifty pans of gravel ta'«n
Tota th« surface of the bed of tbe
"•* to a depth of less than two
"•«■•. He expects to strike richer pay
0n bed rock, which he has aseertaln-
*A to be less than six feet from the
s"r,ae. in another phial he baa
about $2 worth of gold derived from
three
Pans of gravel. He la confident
th,Rt the   ground,   apart from  any
wwderatlon  ot  what   may be en
countered at bed rock, will average
tl a yard.
"I was coming down the creek the
other day on business in connection
with our logging opertions when I
espied Leroy busy panning gold.
With the instinct of an old Klondiker he had followed up stream half
a mile from camp and seeing favorable indications found colors at the
very outset. I lost no time planting my stakes and have also acquired additional ground, my associate
being Mr. Neale Murray," said Capt.
Fison, in discussing his good fortune.
"The creek has a width ot sixty
feet and should produce a very large
quantity of gold. I have already located, two old channels where I secured good colors right at the surface. Operations should occupy several years owing to the amount of
■pay dirt in sight, as we found colors
wherever a test was made. The entire creek, which runs into the North
Thompson from the east, has been
staked and I would not advise outsiders to go there, as they would
have a fruitless journey. We shall
start washing gravel next week."
NO. 16 FIRST AUTO TO
COME IN OVER ROAD
Tne first automobile — No. 16 —to
arrive over tbe Blackwater road
through from Quesnel, arrived here
Tuesday. It was a "B.X." car, with
the usual peacock red tint—the colors of the company.
The sending of the machine through
from Quesnel was due to the accllent
which befell the steamer "B. X." on
Saturday of last week when the boat
struck a rock six mlles below town,
at a spot known as the Hudson's
Bay Gardens, and in consequence
rendered unable to keep her schedule.
B. Studebaker drove the car in and
among the passengers was Superintendent Gr.Edal*, of the Dominion
Agricultural department, who Is here
in tbe Interests of a proposed location tor an experimental farm.
Mr. Studebaker says the road from
Blackwater in is not a commercial
[reposition as yet. The number of
ruts is so great tbat it Is not possible' to make over nine miles an
hour. It is necessary to travel witb
low gear. From Blackwater to
Quesnel, however, the road Is better,
but he would not advise "joy" riders to undertake the trip.. No. 16
returned Thursday at noon with four
passengers. A stop tor the night
waa made at Blackwater, and the
trip resumed tbe following morning.
Then was a prise of f 500 ottered
by tbe bush-leaguers in the Central
townsite for the first auto to come
over the' road. Mr. Studebaker's
pockets did not show any evidences
of lt on his departure.
EAGLE LAKE.
Eagle lake Is fast becoming an objective for land-seekers, and'it Is reported there are some thirty pre-
emptors located there. Being but St
miles nortb from here and within a
short distance from the Une ot railway, lt should prove a good section
in a few years. J. B. Bateman, a
man who has travelled extensively
over B. C, and who knows every
toot of the'Skeena river, has* a preemption on Eagle lake, one hundred
acres ot which can be put under crop
at the small expense ot S5 per acre.
Mr. Bateman says It is the finest
land he has seen ln the province, a
good valley and lots ol open land.
t. Staino, connected with railroad
work up-river, is another who has
taken up land on Eagle lake, and la
much pleased with tt.
; The pre-emptoM at the lake are
ajitatlng; for a postoffice. «| At present tbelr mail is held at South Fo. t
Qeorge.
F. Tiemeyer received the sad news
Thursday of the death of bis brother
Henry, at Useless Bay, Whitby Island, Wash., on Sept. 10. He was
out raking hay on his fine farm
when he passed away with heart
failure,- at the age of forty-eight.
LOCAL- - PROVINCIAL
R. Lloyd-Jones, a Montreal capitalist, was one of tne passengers on
the first auto to drive through over
the Blackwater road. Mr. Jones la
here to Inspect some thirty sections
of land on the Willow, land staked
some four years ago, in which he
and eastern associates are interested.
He left for the Willow overland on
Thursday.
Business is picking up in the jail
line and larger quarters are rendered
necessary. Bronger ft Flynn have secured the contract for an addition to
the jail. The dimensions of the hew
lock-up will be 56 by 1$ fejt, furnishing ten cells, and to be erected
at the rear of the present inadequate
lock-up. Work commences. on Monday.
Rev. G. M. Wright arrived here
yesterday on the Chilcotin, after a
month's holiday on the Coast. He
was seven days coming up from Ashcroft. The water in tbe Fraser is
very low, and the boat had much
difficulty on the trip up, having
knocked three holes in her bottom,
one of which was right under the
boiler, "Any other boat," said Mr.
Wright, "would not have gone
through the ordeal as well." Services 'toll be held at the same old
places tomorrow, both morning and
and evening.
The "B. X." did not go to Central last week, and is not likely to
do so any more this year. There is
not sufficient water on the Nechaco
at this period to float a dugout,
more less a flat-bottom boat. The
"premium" on insurance is too
great. Lot holders take notice ot
the date.
The soundings and borings for tbe
railway and traffic bridge the O. t.
P. are about to construct across the
Fraser at the reservation have been
completed, and the engineers In
charge have left for Fitzhugh, their
base of operations. Borings were
made around the island a distance ot
twenty feet apart, and the greatest
depth reached was ninety feet. At
this depth rock or hard pan was encountered. Work on the bridge will
proceed this winter.
Harry Joice, ol Quesnel, has tbe
contract tor the erection ot buildings
at West Quesnel and Blackwater for
tbe B. C. Express Oo.
An old-timer ln the person of Mr.
L. M. Bower arrived trom Victoria
yesterday. He was accompanied by
Mrs. Bower and will reside here this
winter.
j. B. Daniell, the president and
editor of The Herald, left on Thursday's boat for Vancouver,, preparatory to returning to Clinton October
1, where he has some trifling legal
business with a non-gentleman. He
will be back on' the fifth of October
at latest.
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At the Northern Friday were registered L. M. Bower and wife, Victoria; H. Ralph, Vancouver; D. R.
Honeymen, Ladners; G. B. Holt,
Kansas City; S. Boyd, A. McPher-
son, J. M. Oullander, A. T. Nain-
smltb; F. R. Jones, Willow creek.
FIRE AT HAZELTON.
Fire broke out in the Hudson's
Bay store, Hazelton, at thres In tbe
morn'ng of Sept. ?, and did damage
to the extent of $40,000. Origin is
not known. Tons ot freight were
stored in the warehouses and much
it waa awaiting pack trains for
transmission to interior points.
This means tbat there will be a considerable shortage ot supplies for
the winter.
Broughton ft McNeill's warehouse,
adjoining, was also destroyed with
all its contents. McDonell ft McAf-
tee, lost about five thousand dollars
worth of beer stored ln the latter's
warehouse. Rescuers succeeded in
saving twenty-live thousand, dollars
worth ot furs stored but a week previous. Lack of wind saved Hazelton
trom total destruction.
Completion of Stoney Creek
Road Brings Farmers Here
Cariboo trade routes are changing,
and the completion of the Stoney creek
wagon road is diverting trade from
Queenel to South Fort George. An
illustr tion of t is was the arrival this
week of ranchers from Milne's landing
and Fraser lake in the person of D.H.
Hoy and CS. Finlaison, both of whom
came over the recently completed Stoney
Creek road.
Mr. Hoy is an old-timer and is well
known to Quesnel merchants, having
resided at Milne's landing for 7 years,
and possesses land there the like of
which he says he has not seen on his
trip down.
Speaking about the new wagon road,
he was more than .surprised at its
excellence, and apart from several
pitches which can be remedied later on,
there is nothing more to be desired.
It should make a capital winter road,
providing of course that sufficient travel
passes over it. One strong feature in
the new road is the fact that it cuts
the distance into one half the farmers
previosly hed to make to Quesnel in
order to secure their supplies. It likewise does away with the Blackwater
hill, an item of consequence when heavy
freighting is taken into consideration.
Coming to South Fort .George is like
going as far as Blackwater, and an,-
one can readily see the saving in distance.
Mr. Hoy left the landing at ten
o'clock Tuesday morning and arrived
here at five in the evening. He
drove a. light wagon and was accompanied by a party composed ot his
mother, Mrs. H. Hoy, Miss Hoy and
Miss Oameron, who are on a visit
from the coast.
"We have quite a thriving settlement at and around the Landing,"
said Mr. Hoy. "There are some two
hundred and fifty settlers scattered
In the vicinity and all are doing remarkably well. Though crops generally have not been up to other seasons, the potato yield is marvellous.
One man took 125,000 lbs. oft twelve
acres, and this ts a fair sample ol
what the district can do in that line.
The hay crop was a failure. We have
had a visitation from the worm and
a superabundance of forest fires
bath of which Items have handicapped the district somewhat this season. Produce finds a ready market
and most ol it is taken by railroad
contractors working from Fraser
lake Into Burns lake, where there are
some two hundred men at work.
"Fort Fraser and Fraser lake are
well advertised places," sa'd Mr.
Hoy, "but It Is mostly townsites at
present, for there are no independent
people living in either place. At
Fort Fraser tbe townsite company
have erected a number of buildings
and cleared about one hundreds acres
ot the townsite. They have erected
buildings for an hotel, a drug store,
a bank and office buildings and a
sawmill. With the exception ot their
offices and the sawmill the other
structures are untenanted. A great
future is held out, however, and the
company anticipate big things. At
Fraser lake townsite there is no
work being done, though lt is reported that lots in tbis townsite
have all been disposed, ot in Winnipeg, some going as high as sixteen
hundred dollars.
"Foley, Welch ft Stewart have a
number of men at work on a road
from Burns lake to .Fraser lake, over
which to take ln supplies this winter and make caches for next year.
The distance is about forty mlles.
These supplies, lt is reported,!will be
sleighed down from the Grand Canyon during, the winter and sent on
to Fraser lake. It Is easier and considerably cheaper to ta'e in supplies by this point than by Hazel-
tan," concluded Mr. Hoy.
O. S. Finlaison'arrived here Thurs
day with a four-horse team, and
he and Mr. Hoy take-back to the
Landing heavy freight shipments,
tbe forerunners of taviy more to follow.
OIL IN FORT McMURRAY.
Edmonton people are going frantic over oil boring outfits and oil
haa now become a substitute lor real
estate speculation.
Arrivals from Fort McMurray  re
port five oil boring outlits at work
on the Athabasca. Tate and Hamilton are working eight miles below
Fort McKay. Violette is working at
Sabine, about ten miles above McKay. Cameron is working at Horse
Creek, juBt above McMurray. Calhoun is working at the Pelican gas
well, and another outlit is working
three miles above the Pelican. H. F.
Welsey, with an outfit ol scows at
the Landing is waiting the arrival
of two boring rigs and a sawmill by
train, which he will take down the
river to be added to the outfits already at work.
EDMONTON G. T. P. HOTEL.
One and a half million dollars is
the estimated cost of constructing
and equipping the Grand Trunk Pacific hotel In Edmonton, upon which
work will begin in a few days with a
view to having it ready tor occupancy the latter part of next year. The
structure of seven storeys with full
basement, 185 by 250 feet, will be ot
steel, concrete reinforced and atone,
the architecture being of the chateau
type, modified to conform to present
day conditions. There will be three
hundred sleeping chambers, in addition to several dining halls, parlors
and special rooms. Tbe building will
occupy a plot of ground, 350 by 400
ft., overlooking the picturesque Saskatchewan river, in the heart ot tbe
business district, and directly opposite tbe Edmonton club house. H. H
Ross, supervising architect, says for
location, style and completeness the
hotel .will rank with any ot its size
on tbe continent..
DYNAMITING DITCHES.
A few weeks ago a ditch leading to
the Lowhee hydraulic mining claim
in the Lightning creek district, was
blown up with dynamite, some 95 ft.
being destroyed. A week or ten days
later another explosion occurred,
when about 500 feet of the ditch was
destroyed. The owners ot the property have been conducting an investigation since the first explosion,
with the result tbat on Tuesday L.
E. Bonner, manager of the West Canadian Deep Leads Co., was arrested,
charged with being the perpetrator
of the deed. He appeared before Mr.
J. Stevenson, stipendiary magistrate
on Wednesday, and asked for an adjournment of the hearing until he
could be represented by counsel.
This was granted, and the case was
adjourned until Thursday next, the
19th Instant, says the Observer of
the Uth.   .
In the meantime the owners of tbe
ditch are conducting an investigation
of tbe second explosion.
RECLAIMING LAND.
A proposal is on foot to dredge
out the two* narrows between Lillooet lake and lower Lillooet lake, and
thus reclaim about forty or fifty
square miles of land in Pemberton
Meadows from* floods. The matter is
to be placed before the government
by Road Superintendent B. McBride,
who has recently returned trom an
inspection of that section of Lillooet
Mr. McBride's visit to the Pemberton district was in response to
urgent, demands by the ranchers,
who feared tbat tbe floods were
working farther back upon their
lands all tbe time. By the proposed
dredging lt is claimed that at comparatively small cost the two lakes
can te connected, reducing the level
ot the upper lake to tbat of the lower, a drop of nine feet. This will
be enough to draw the floods off the
whole of the submerged district, an
area at present of fory or fifty
square miles of the best land in the
district through, which the P. ft G.
B. or the G. T. P. Vancouver line
passes on its way to this point and
the Peace river.
The dear old reliable never-bump-
on-the-rock stage came In witb letter
mall from Quesnel yesterday at, five.
Three passengers arrived, among
whom was Mrs. Gaskill. Stage leaves
Sunday morning at seven.
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J. B. DANItLL. PRtSIDENl
Devoted   to   tba   interests   of   Fort
George and the entire Northern interior.
J. B. DANIKLL. Editor.
A fall fair was luld this week in
the rural village. Tliey had several
cab! ages, n host of beHs, alfalfa to
burn and an army (if Natural Re-
sources scenic photographers.
The fair wns not thc success It
would have been had the exhibition
bei n given under the auspices of a
representative body of independent
citizens like Bouth Fort Georgians.
It would have possessed the stamp
of merit. It wes, to say the least,
premature, and did not inspire confidence by emanating from the main
artillery office of tlic 25-foot lot peddling concern known as the Natural
KisJiirccB Securities Company, Very
Limited Liability, vendors o! scenic
spots, nnd who, we nre credibly informed, found it extremely convenient to "move" their headquarters
from Vancouver to the environs of
the bush. The latter action, of
cmrs\ concerns is not, for they
could have gone to Hades with Icsb
advance press notices, but when tbis
assumed sky-piloting concern draws
the mantle of the co rt of Heaven
around an agricultural fair, and
thence pollutes thc vestment witn nn
army 'of photographic ushers, whose
work is later on utilized as added illustrated decoys for the humeri
moths — male and female — who, at
long range, fall victims to a 25-f«ot
lot, it is our duty to dangle the existent nnd projected wildcats before
the looking glass. We have done
this in the past, are doing it now
and will continue to do si, until the
whole variegated tribe succumbs to
the fate of the worm-afflicted rabbit.   As doad as Caesar's cat.
The Canidian Highway association
has started an automobile out trom
Halifax to make the trip through to
the Pacific Ccast. Tbe driver will
ha\o an interesting time olong the
north shore of Lake Superior and in
the mountains of British Columbia.
It is to be hoped that when he arrives in the province to the west, he
doeB not attempt to pass to the
right or he is liable to be precipitated over the side of a cliff. British
Columbia would avoid considerable
trouble if it changed its rule ol the
road to confoim with that of the
nst of the Dominion. This should
be one of the first results of the national highway scheme.—Edmonton
Journal.
The Provincial government sale of
Rupert lots finished at noon Aug.
29, with a total of over one and a
quarter million dollars realized. The
highest pr.ee paid was $1U5 a foot
for the corner of Second avenue and
Seventh street. The c rner of Fifth
aveni.e aid McBride street, in section six, brought over one thousand
dollars a foot. Many outsiders were
prcse.t, but the best prices were
{aid by lc cal bidders. Inside property did not go as high as expected,
but the ,cheaper lots brought big figures. Section one property brought
the government three quarters of a
million dollars.
AN EXPENSIVE MAN.
Notwithstanding the high price of
meat, a New York Republican club,
cn an outing cn Long Island, Aug.
29th, indulged in the costly pastime of a licnfBteak eating contest.
Aid. Frank J. Dozler, who tips the
scales at 381 pounds, calmly won the
event by eUing nine and a half lbs.
of port rhouse, nineteen rolls and
eleven cups of coffee. A' clcsc second was Jack Probs, forty pounds
lighter than the victor, who made
away with seven and a half pounds
of meat, eleven rolls and t'n c ps ot
coffee.
Dozler would be an expensive man
for the Natural Resources to board
summer and winter.
W. Dollenmeyer, the"faithful psalm
singer and evagelist of the N. R. S.,
is reported to be walking from Hazelton to Central Fort George. Poor
old chap. He deserves a better fate.
We can just imagine his daily lullaby at meal boms, on the lonesome
trail, as he flips the "Ham and" in
his frying pan, "Ham's Inhumanity
to Man Makes Countless Thousands
Mourn."
ARE YOU ENTITLED
TO BE REPRESENTED
ON THE VOTERS' LIST?
The B. C. Elections Act provides that:—
Every male person, 21 years of age and.a British subject and a resident in the province>ix months the last
month of which shall have been in the electoral district
in which he wishes to vote and not otherwise disqualified by law, shall be entitled to be registered upon the
list of voters for the electoral district in which he resides.
ARE YOU REGISTERED?
Application for registration must be made on form
provided under the Election Act and may be made before any of the following officers -
Justice of the Peace, Mayor, Reeve, Aldermen, Councillors, Commissioner for Taking Affidavits in the Supreme Court, Registrar |of Titles,' Notary Public,
Registrar of Voters, Provincial Constable, Government
Agent, Government Assessor, Mining Recorder. Deputy
Mining Recorder, Judge of any Court, Stipendiary
Magistrate, Municipal Clerk, Postmaster, Postmistress
or Indian Agent, and the gentlemen hereafter men-
tioned, residen in South Fort George.
ARE YOU REGISTERED ELSEWHERE IN
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND DESIRE TRANSFER     •
TO THIS ELECTORAL DISTRICT?
NOTE that a person cannot under penalty, have his
name registered in two electoral divisions at the same
time.
If such person has been registered in any other electoral district, his name must FIRST BE REMOVED
FROM THAT DISTRICT, application being made on th«
form provided.
This form must then be forwarded to the Registrar
at the district in which the applicant for removal of
his name is registered. The Registrar will return a Certificate of Removal and this must be
appended to an application for registration in
the district in which the applicant resides, The registrar will place the name of the person so registered on
the list, ten days after receipt of these two forms, and
the applicant may then vote, provided that such ten
days is thirty days before an election.
THE VOTERS LISTS CLOSE ON THE
FIRST MONDAY IN APRIL AND THE FIRST
MONDAY IN OCTOBER OF EACH YEAR
WHY should you register?
BECAUSE you then can vote.
WHY should you>ote?
BECAUSE-
1. It is your'privilege and'duty.
2. You are entitled to your sty in the government of your country.
3. By the strengthening of your local'voteri'
list, your government realizes the growth of your
locality and administers government help in the
way of roads, bridges, school!, public buildings,
and other conveniences accordingly, which advance civilization and enhance values of property
in the locality to which they are granted and
WITHOUT WHICH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ADVANCE.
4. And for'many other reasons, not'necessary
to mention.
The following gentlemen in South Fort George are
empowered, in addition,to officiate before mentioned, to
act in the matter .of
REGISTRATION OR TRANSFERS
and will be pleased to aid you with advice or to take
your application:—
Geo. E. McLaughlin,
Secretary Conservative Ass'n.
Northern Lumber Co.'s Store, Second St
Wm. Blair,
Kennedy-Blair Co., Ltd., Store,
Second Street and Hamilton Ave.
A. G. Hamilton. A. K. Bourchier,
Second Street Justice of the Peace.
Jas. Cowie,
Justice of the Peace.
M. C. Wiggins,
Notary Public,
Wesley & Wiggins' office, Hamilton Ave.
Also any government officials, as mentioned before.
Unless done immediately you will be too late for the
November Revision.
Latest possible date from here is 23rd September.
Why not form your political association now?
geo. e. Mclaughlin,
Secretary.
W. F. Cooke
Geo. E. McLaughlin
Russel Peden
All Kinds of Lumber
In our yard at South Fort
George we have 1,000,000 feet
of best assorted lumber stock
in .Central British Columbia.
In our yard at Fort George we
also carry a splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise and Groceries
We have now in stock in 0ur
store a carefully and person,
ally selected line of groceries
and merchandise.
Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - Carhatt's
Overhall's, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothing
House of Hobberlin, made-to*.
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A tS ftiittfittare for the field we exc«>-
±9l9 VII Oil l» ••■>**>■. 9 Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip. We have made a life study of
this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal,
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
namonthAl* We carry everything required to erect
El-ClllCllinfCt a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navigation Co., Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost.
TIMOTHY HAY AND
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE
GENERAL
BLACKSMITHING
The
Mem Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
-— South —
Fort George
Business
Property
——Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or no 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-listlngs of lots that will
pay you to ask for—they are money makers to-day.
Garden Tracts
2 1-2 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
NORTHERN
4034
Cotton Bldg.
CO., LIMITED
Vancouver,
B.C.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens
i. 4*\
I »ll|*.l ll IIM
":'T ..
*..' V» -
*A called a special ew™~ — -----
ber 23, at which the ratepayers are
asked to sanction improvement ordinances involving one million do'lars,
ol which $770,000 is for a municipal-
owned gas supply and distributing
plant the commissioners receded
nroposals for natural gas at bargain
counter rates. H. R. Campbell, who
has a well within three miles of the
city, offers to supply gas at five
rent's per thousand cubic feet on. a
basis of two million feet a day. A.
jyHcleod, associated with Eugene
Coste, president of the Western Canada Natural Gas, Heat, Light and
Powr Co.. wants a franchise for 20
years to supply gas at the city line
at fifteen cents for commercial purposes, twenty-seven cents for domestic purposes, or a ilat rate of twenty-one cents. The council recently
decided not to grant franchises for
any public utility.
25 MOOSE TO THE MILE.
John Eggers, a trapper and homesteader in the upyer Fraser valley,
who recently arrived in Edmonton
for his winter supplies, reports there
are twenty-five moose to the square
mile in the district, also deer aie
numerous. He made, j a large fur
catch last season, disposing of his
pelts in Edmonon at good prices.
Eggers paddled a dugout canoe from
South Fort George to Tete Jaune
Cache, three hundred miles, without
mishap. There are many rapids in
the Fraser river, making the journey more or less hazardous, but a
large number ot settlers, he says,
are going down the swift stream in
small boats and scows, taking household goods -and farm Implements.
Six hundred men and women have
gone into the district in the last 90
days. The overland road from the
Peace river country to South Fort
George is a long and difficult one.
It is used chiefly by trappers, tour-
istB and prospectors in search of
big game, scenery and minerals.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-lst, 3rd
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 evening at 7.30.    C. M. Wright,
Minister.
METHODIST CHURCH-Sonth Fort
George-Service will he held every
Sunday morning in the Maple Leaf
Theatre at 11 o'clock.    T. Griffiths,
Pastor,
fA
incidental
Hotel
QUESNELB
B.C. K
cz
D
a
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior of British
Columbia.
New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
All outside rooms—large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES $2,00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
CANCELLATION 0E RESERVE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the._..„
"trtlng ov«r Crown Lands in the vicinity of
Stuart Kiver, Cariboo, notice of which bearing
dale February 16th, 1910, waa published in the
British Columbia Gaiette, February 17th, M10. is
cancelled, is ao far as the same relates to the
landa surveyed as Lota 6261, 6232, 0253, 6264, (SJ66,
«6. «7,6m, 6265,6272,6298, 6297, 6296. 6289, 6271.
«, 6264. 6269, 6273, 6280, 6281. 6279,6274, 6260, 6261.
™.. 6170.6290, 6296, 6291, 6269, 6268, 6262, 6261, 6278,
™. 6284, 6277, 6276. 6286, 6286, 6287, 6288, 6292, 6293,
3 m*-m-m>' 63<». 6299, 6903,'6904. (SOT, 6908,
WSa and 6906, all In the Cariboo Diatrict.
ROBERT A. RENWICK.
,    , Deputy Minister of Lands.
'•anils Department,
Victoria, C.C.. 12th June. 1912 jun22aepl4
City livery, Feed &.
Sale Stables ^"sL.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND  EXCAVATING  DONE.
NOTICE
FOUND—Stray horse about one
week ago. Grey and white face. No
brands. Owner can have same by
paying expenses.
GEORGE HAAS.
(For information see milkman in
town.)
South Fort George, Aug, 3, 1912.
Fresh
Meats
Beef
Mutton
and
Veal
Wholesale and retail
THE B. C. MEAT MARKET
FORT GEORGE AND
SOUTH FORT GEOIGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estiuatss Submitted.
CANCELLATION OF RESERVE
8eH0»tieei?.hereby &vm th»t the re"
nit» ee/1|Vn«on "own lands in the vici-
r»rm .£tuart River- situated in tbe
^ariboo district, notice of which.bearlng
in hp r ■?lb1.ero17th'1908- was published
Co Jntis,h*,?olumbia G«e"«. <*»ted
far ?}eZ 17tM908, is cancelled in so
surv»li e,8ame re,ato8 t0 the l*»nd»
54M*8 j£t* 1U1, 1114, 5415, 5379,
6417 S SS' °*. 6388 -5384 5386/
5432 m$ SS1' 5389> 6888. 6387. 6386,
B395' m& SS& M81* 6392 6393 5894
5401" §£' SS7'' 642JJ 6424 ,5403,5402
6404 *Kk 3& m* 6430 15489 -3429
MM" u& HM07' m< 6409 5427
6412' AJ^'J425^5418. 6890 and
w«. *H in the Cariboo District.
ROBERT A. RENWtCK,
^.Department,
Victoria, B.C., 12th June, 1912.
Intend Bidding?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
arcnow in your favor. We
contract to design and construct your building, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us.
Bronger & Ftynn
Builders and Contra ctors
SOUTH PORT GEO RGE
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND  HAMILTON STS.
DAVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers'supplies
a specialty
Pour pool tables
Splendid environments
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperhanging
South Fort George : B.C.
P.A.Landry J.H.McGregor J.F.Tbhpleton
T. A. Kelly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
Brltbk   CatasBhU   Las*   ■arr.yen
Land Agents Timber Cruisers
Chancery Chambers, Langley Street, VICTORIA,
B.C., P.O. Box 162, Phone 684.
Street. SOUTH FORT
.B.C.
McGregor Building, Thir
A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
5 Do yon contemplate' §
6 BUILDING?       ►<
Sl Than investigate our workmanship and ft
tA get our estimates £
I      DANFORTH & M'lNNIS      I
fl Contractors 1 Hamilton and R
4 and Builders ■ First htreeta   ■>
•J«WWW!*J?'JJ*P5^^^^!W3WIWW/5<
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-appointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
■       SO Centa
Short Orders a Specially
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
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
John A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
-Front Street
Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes lesa labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldings For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH PORT 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.
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REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,      Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 30 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre     . .     $25
HAMILTON AVE.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
-J
a Roberts, Jones & Willson a
BWWIOmWUUrihtte.     E.E.MNB.     JL I. SUWYN-WIUSO!.. As**..
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Farm tads. Garden Tracts. Timber limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable town lots.
LIST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. ^J^t'J£«.t?t
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "E R I N" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Often: Hamilton Avenue, Sooth Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
Fort Oeorge. B.C. Victoria, B.(V    ■
P. P. Burden, Mgr.    *      F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C.. A. H. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
GviEieatm, Deeuaieatl. C.LniSmprs
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
To Outsiders
Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al,    '
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.
T AMERICAN PLAN
Hotel
Corner Hamilton & Third
EXCELLENT CUISINE ]
orthern •
South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in,the northern interior
Rates $2.50 and $3
Monthly and weekly rates on application         ,
i*£2&*.                     Albert Johnson, p™.
^ 1 JJ
McGAGHRAN & THORNE
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE    ,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
ii"— .-■■*—"- GILqcal-Dlstbictb
A. Forrest, J. Campbell, I. A.
White, Ernest Livingstone, C.
Lane and Constable McAulay,
(now of Hazelton,) are witnesses
summoned to appear at the Clinton Assizes in the Seely attempted murder case, which trial
comes up on October 2nd. Stuart Henderson is defending the
prisoner. The Seeley case, it
will be remembered, was the result of a gun episode in the
Club pool room early in the year.
A barn on the Tingley property at
Alexandria, recently leased by the B.
C. Express Co., was destroyoed by
fire last week. At one time it was
thought to I e the work of an incendiary who had a grudge. Subsequent
events, however, demonstrated that
tbe fire was tbe work of a tramp
wbo had been refused permission to
sleep in a near by school hoime.
Operator C ourtney, formerly on
tbe Skeena branch of the Yukon line,
has been unsigned to Bobtail Lake,
where he BUcceeds Operator Seldon,
transferred to Blackwater.
W. E. Goepel, inspector of government offices, was in town last week.
The hunting season is well on and
most everybody possessed cf a gun
and a deaf and blind dog is out
after birds, Most hunterB prefer the east side of the Fraser river,
owing to tbe fact that (ewer fires
have ranged there this summer than
on tbe western side of the river. Six
Mile lake appears to be the most remunerative spot (or hunters, where
bands of duck and geese can be seen
at all times. A. White came in Sunday evening from Six Mile with 14
duck. He saw numerous geese, but
was unable to secure any. S. Boyle
returned the same day witb 6 grouse,
the result of a few hours' saunter
in tbat direction. Ko field accidents
have so far been reported.
The Transcontinental Townsite
Co., have opened offices in the Gore
& McGregor block, on Third street,
and an elaborate sign draws attention to tbis (act.
____.______________________ •
Two watch peddlers came down the
Fraser by canoe on Monday. They
carried two bicycles with improvised
galvani'.ed Lores under the seats for
th?ir timepieces. They report having
placed watches along the line of construction from Edmonton to South
Fort George. They left on their machines on Thursday by the Blackwater road, and will do tbe Cariboo on
their way to Vancouver,
N. Montgomery and H. C, Seaman
paid a visit to the former's pre-emption on Sunday, twelve miles up the
Nechaco, and returned the same day.
Montgomery intends building a
hunting lodre thereon soon and will
name it The Auction Mart, where
bridge players and nimrods can foregather once a month — the 30th —
most preferable.
R. A. McKinnon has superseded W.
Walker in the handling of the ferry
across tne Fraser, opposite the Hud-
eon's Bay post, with living quarters
on the east side of tl e river.
in.
There were two entries in the
draught horse class at the Central
Fort George village show. They
were the teams of Close and Brown
and* Al. Haggi'h. Both teams,are a
credit to the district and were the
recipients ol much favorable comment. The blue ribt on was awarded
to Mr. Haggitn".
Government Contractor D. Brewster, who has bad under way the
construction of the government office at Fraser lake, came down trom
the latter point last Saturday to
place orders at South Fort George
tor chimneys for the new offices at
that point which, once installed, will
be ready for occupar.cy. He was accompanied ly Mrs. Brewster and
both returned to Fraser Lake on
Wednesday by way of the newly completed Stony Creek wagon road.
In tuture the boats of the B. C.
Express Co., will berth at Al xan-
dria, tht company having ac iiiired
property there for that purpose. Hitherto Quesnel was the objective for
their wlnttr quarters.
a pioneer at that point, was an exhibitor at the fall fair this week and
spent most of bis time in South
Fort George. He had a good exhibit.
He says there are twenty-five pre-
emptors on the lake.
WANTED
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or Hairy
stock to winter. Good sheds or stabling if required.
For  further information  apply
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
to
Navigation soon closes.
Then come winter rates.
Consign your goods via
the Royal Mail and passenger
Hurry Up
Mr. Shipper
STEAMERS "B. X." AND 1C. EXPRESS."
They will reach you within 40 hours from Soda Creek, being
EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES
-   Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
ROCK MEN WANTED
D.J. Carey & Co. wants one or two good station gangs
of good rock men to take rock cut at Willow River.
D. J. CAREY & COMPANY
Apply
At camp at mouth of Willow River
-RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
WANTED
Men for cutting right-of-way by the acre, west of. Mud
River.   Good prices.   Work all winter.
Apply
GEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
GISCOMB PORTAGE Is the natural
outfitting point for the
Peace River Country
At Giscomb Portage we have a large stock of general merchandise, carefully selected to fill all the requirements of the
traveller
Our store is the logical supply point for pre-emptors and
others located up the river. All steamboats call at our landing
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OF DELIVERING FREIGHT
IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. You can consign your
freight to us at South Fort George and we will deliver at Fort
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace River
CANOES AND BOATS FOR SALE
^MCmCBANTS
• rawtava B.C..
SEABACH & HUBLE S!
Travellers and Shipper! to FOlt GeOrgC
and New British Columbia
Travel in comfort and safety via the Steamer "CLIIcatta" the only
oak-ribbed steamer*on the route; and consign your goods to the care of
the "Chilcotin" at Soda Creek, they will be carefully transported.to
their destination.
The Fort George Trading A Lumber Co., Ld.
The Pioneer Operator* of Steamboats and Manufacturers of
Lumber on the Upper Fraser and Tributaries.
The Auto Transit Company
Agents at ASHCROFT, B.C.
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspected by
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GIAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
Nortii Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Office*: 619 to 624 Metropolltaa Blic Vancouver, B.C
London Office i   • OM Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, tl,SM,000
V
J
MI«M*C«AOl.0UARANTtlD OVMAUS »« NOT ONLY GOOD rod
I  TIN CtNTS » BUTTON AND JSCtNTS »«1S>.  But TM( MCPJCnam   I
'that you sought mt n from v»iu ripvaci win if thit do not ovc I
tHIM SATISfACTION.WITHtNmWTY DAYS fBOM OWE Of MmCHASC '
.. UT THEN 10THE TEST SHOWN HER
they WILL STAND IT-because they are MADE TOWAR
&
NOBODY BUYS OVERALLS TO PLAY TRICKS WITH
THEM SUCH AS IS SHOWN IN THE PICTURE ABOVE
IN WHICH FOUR MEN EXERTED ALL THEIR STRENGTH
IN THE EFFORT TO RIP A PAIR OF PEABODYS'OVERALLS.
BUT IF THEY WILL STAND THIS-THEY.WONT RIP
UNDER THE HARDEST RIND OF LEGITIMATE WEAR
WE ARE  THE AGENTS OF
PEABODYS
GUARANTEED OVERALLS
1 Close & Brown Co., Ltd.!
4
a General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.!
| 1836 |      Assets heed Ftfty Mitton DoOars      j 1912 |
The
Bank of British North America
Tour money la sater In the Bank than ln your house or lo your
pocket. It Is not tied up. You can get it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.   Honey Orders issued.
FORT GEORGE BRANCH
J. MUNRO, ACTING MANAGEI
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which is united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1869
Capital paid up     .......     -112,400,000
Surplus 11,400,000
Total Assets 179,900,000
Head Office     -       -       - '    -     Montreal, Que*
H. C. Seaman, Manager South Fort George, B.C.
THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
CAPITAL AUTHOaUSBD
TANCOUTn. B. C.     G===f
aitaaj#,a§#
R. P. McLENNAN Esq., President,
McLennan, McFeely & Co. Wholesale Hardware, Vancouver, B. C.
U. W. SHATFORD Esq., M. L. A.
Vicc-Prei. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
HIS HONOR T. -W. PATERSON, Lieu
tenant-Governor British Columbia,
M.  n.   CARLIN.
Cntwtnllut, Victoria. B.C.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C. S. DOUGLAS Esq.
DIRECTORS:
Robert Kennedy, New Westminster. ......
J. A. MITCHELL. Esq.. Capitals.
Victoria. B. C. _   „   „  „„ .
E. H. HEAPS. Kaq.. E. H. Heap» •
Co., Lumber and Timber; President
Columbia Trust Co., Ltd.. Vanoouver. B. C. .
J. A. HARVEY. Esq.. K.C !orm«lr
ol" Cranbrook. B.C. Vaneouver. S.L.
LTV. SHATFORD, General M gr*
GENERAL BANKING BUSINE88 TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE -BRANCH-F. LIPSCOMB, Manager.
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.
LASELLE AVENUE SOUTH FORT GEORGE.
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
A large shipment just received of ,
New Books
By the best authors.
Toilet arlicalH. Patent Medicines       DrurslsU' Sundries     "Maaaalnea, Book". Stall**""

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