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VOL. 5, NO, 26.
Hearty Send-off to
Local Volunteers.
War was again brought seri-
nusly to the attention of the
people of the (leorges on Wednesday night, when a large gathering of the people massed at the
depot, to bid Godspeed to twenty
of our young men who had volunteered to the nation's call.
All cannot go to the front, but
those who bade adieu to the gallant fellows, felt the strong pull
at the heart strings to go with
them to their country's service,
when amid cheering the train
steamed out.
Following are the names of the
volunteers who will proceed to
Victoria to join the 68th battalion
light infantry, third contingent.
Captain Leatham, (retired R.F.A.)
George Elliot Benjiman Kendrew
Win. Wilson Wm. E. Fletchhr
David Roumieu A. Empson
V. M. Morgan P. DaBastard
M. _■ Patterson R. Wells.
John R. Smith D. McDougall
II. D. McGrath R. T. Oakley
P. B. Houghton S. Simms
H. Ellis J. Mck. Knight
VV. J. Miller E. Hilton.
The following men were ex-
manied and passed, but owing to
the instructions received at 5 p.m.
on the 24th, that only twenty
would be required, they could not
be sent. Should word be given
to send more men, these will be
piven first place:
W. H. Moore Clifford McNavi
.1 B. McLean S. J. Gaul
Chas. E. Taylor      M. Gruich
Dr. W. Richardson was the examining officer.
SOUTH FORI GEORGE^B. CT FRIDAVT FEBRUARY 26th. 1915.
Saskatchewan Farmers
to Assist Empire
Regina.—Passing a resolution
which would be the biggest patriotic movement of the kind
ever attempted in Canada, the
Provincial Grain Growers in convention here last week affirmed
its belief that every farmer
should set aside one or more
acres, the proceeds of which
would be handled by the central j
association as a patriotic fund on
In-half of the .grain growers.
It was announced that 220 elevators had already stated they
would purchase wheat, the pro
ceeds of which was intended for
the fund at carload track prices.
A cut rate would be secured from
the mills which would grind the
wheat into flour, and it was hoped that the railways would not
only haul the flour free to the
coast, but might even deliver it
without charge across the water.
It iB expected that there are at
least 30,000 farmers in the province who will take part in the
movement, and one acre is the
least that any of them will give.
COASTING STEAMER SUNK
London—The small Irish coast-
in steamer Downshire has been
sunk by a German submarine in
the Irish Sea. The Germans gave
the crew five minutes in which
to leave the ship. The crew landed at Dundrum, County Down.
The submarine was the U12.
The (lermans fired three shots
at the steamer before her captain
hove to. After the crew had
taken to the boats, the Germans
sank the steamer.
The engineer of the Downshire
gave the following account of the
sinking of the vessel:
"lhe submarine was sighted
two miles away by the lookout,
and the captain thereupon ordered me to push my engines all it
was possible. He steered a zigzag course, but we were overhauled in a short time. They
fired three shots at us which
were most accurate. We stopped
immediately. The submarine
drew up fully above the surface
of the water a hundred feet away.
Its captain hailed us in good English and told us to get into our
boats with haste.
I counted 19 men on the submarine's deck. When our boats
came alongside the submarine we
waited their while five German
sailors boarded one of our lifeboats carrying a bomb, which
was in a hollow brass canister
about eight inches long and four
inches wide. This they placed in
the water under the side of the
boat amidships. They lighted a
fuse and then rowed back toward
the submarine.
Suddenly there was an explosion. In the dusk it seemed to
have done little damage, but a
few minutes later the ship began
to settle and then went down."
Mexican Unrest Again Acute
Washington. — All the diplomatic representatives at Mexico
City have asked their home governments for authority to abandon the legations if the situation
warrants.
Prize Court for
the Wilhelmina
London. - The case of the
American steamship Wilhelmina,
whose cargo of foodstuffs bound
from New York to (lermany was
seized by the British authorities,
probably will be taken before the
prize court very shortly and it is
expected that the hearing will be
brief.
A. G, Hays, attorney for the
owners of the Wilhelmina, is of
the opinion that there will be no
dispute as to the main facts, and
that the prize court will have
nothing to adjudicate beyond the
international questions involved.
Kitchener's Army Make
New Cities Through France.
J'aris.—In confirmation of recent messages stating that about
50(>,(K)0 British troops were to be
lf"i<led on French soil within a
few days, visitors returning from
Maples, near Boulogne, report
regular cities of British soldiers
with a population of 300,000 to
1)00,000.
This vast army of ten to twelve
!1,my corps is part of the big
attriy Lord Kitchener has been
training for the past half-year,
"ml is expected to complete the
task of hurling the Germans out
°f France and Belgium.
Tlie rest of Kitchener's army
J'1 1.000,000 are expected to be
anded in France within the next
three weeks.
Among the lately arrived sol-
(|lt'!'s are regiments from Malta
a»d Canada.
No amazement is now expressed at the many German air and
submarine raids of last month.
The Germans undoubtedly were
searching for the British transports. Kitchener did not send
the troop ships directly across
the channel to try to land in the
north of France. They were sent
out into the ocean and then to
southern French ports. Some of
the troops it is known have been
landed as far south as Marseilles
and Bordeaux.
To meet the requirements of
housing the British forces, miles
of water pipes have been laid and
acres of forest have been razed.
At Rouen preparations for receiving Britishers are going on
even on a larger scale than at
Etaples.
$3PERANNUM
Opening of Dardanelles
Accomplished by Allied Fleet
London.-Official announcement.-- All
forts at entrance to Dardanelles have
been reduced by Allied fleet. Report
follows:
Weather moderating, the bombardment of outer forts
of Dardanelles was renewed at 8 o'clock this morning,
Feb. 25. After a period of long range fire, squadron of
battleships attacked at close range. All forts at entrance
to straits were successfully reduced. Operations are continuing.
London.—Petrograd correspondent describes position
of Austrians in East Galacia as critical. Activity of Aus-
tro-Germans in Bukowina seems to have reached its utmost
limits. Meanwhile Russians continue to move across Car-
pathiens immediately on flank of invading columns whose
position is hazardous.
Telegrams from Budapest report fierce fighting around
Stanislau, Galicia. Reuters Venice correspondent reports
as follows: Russians are said to be hurling reserve after
reserve into fighting line and to be defending their positions with greatest stubborness. Chief struggle is proceeding on heights around town, where Russians have
concentrated with object of stopping advance of Austrian
right which threatens their whole front.
London.—Turkish warship Goeben reported seriously damaged,
and having three guns out of action, Since the beginning of the
war she has lost about 200 men killed and wounded. Her speed
now only 17 knots when she really goes out,
London-Treasury bills to the amount of £20,000,000 ($100,-
000,000) were offered here Tuesday, The offering was oversubscribed.
Amsterdam. -German attacks in North of France and Flanders
have lost much of their violence, says despatch from Dunkirk,
Cairo.—The Turki have now made a practically general retirement on Damascus. They have quit Suez Canal district owing to
a sudden fear for their communications.
Toronto.—The medical faculty of the University of Toronto
has sent a cable to Lord Kitchener, offering a base hospital of 1,040
beds, to be equipped in Canada, and recruited from the staff and
medical students of the university.
Berne.—All the youths in Germany between the ages of 17
and 20 who have failed to volunteer for the army and cannot give
adequate excuse, are now being called out to serve as untrained
landsturmers.
Paris.- All week there have been artillery engagements
from Lys to Aisne, at times rather spirited and all favorable to
us. Our artillery on heights of Meuse has silenced several German
batteries. The most important of our successes was at LesParges,
where the enemy lost 3000 men, more than half their strength. On
a very small section of line carried by us we have already found
600 Germans killed.
Russians Encouraged. {Completed Sections of
P. G. E. in Operation
Paris.—The Balkan News
Agency has received a dispatch
from Athens, saying that the
allied fleet in bombarding the
Dardanelles threw 2,000 heavy
projectiles into the Turkish forts
last Sunday. The Ottoman batteries replied feebly without hitting any of the allied warships.
Petrograd, via London.--Making claim to marked successes in
the Carpathians and to having
defeated the (lerman offensive
campaign in the north which
"never emerged from its period
of preparation," Russian staff
officers took an optimistic view
to-day of the outlook along the
whole front.
The German advance from East
Prussia has been stopped owing
to the flooding of the rivers and
the melting of snow, while the
attempt to cross the Bobr River
has been thwarted. A new Lat-
tle line has thus been formed in
the north, along which there is
uninterrupted fighting.
On the other hand, operations
in the Carpathians are developing
rapidly and the Austrian right
flank is now threatened by the
Russian offensive movement.
Near Krasne, thirty miles east of
Lemberg, the Russians repulsed
an Austrian division.
The situation in nothern Poland
however, is regarded as of greatest immediate importance, The
position of the Germans near Os-
sowetz is considered critical since
they are under attack from the
heavy guns of the fortress and
are unable to bring up their heavy
artillery owing to the poor roads.
No fears are felt here for the
safety of Lemberg. The town of
Halicz with its extensive fortifications is expected to provide an
effectic barrier to the Austrian
advance toward Lemberg,
Regular service was started
this week on the Pacific Great
Eastern's recent extension to
Lillooet, 120 miles from Vancouver. Mixed freight and passenger trains will be operated three
times a week each way, leaving
Squamish on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and returning
on the intervening clays. The
northbound trains will depart at
7 o'clock in ihe morning, and the
southbound will arrive in thc
afternoon.
The new line runs almost parallel to the section of the Canadian Pacific between Hope and
Lytton. Between them lies a
mountain and lake district that
now may be easily reached by
sportsmen. The Britannia on
the east side of Howe Sound is
the most important mine in the
area, but other properties are
now likely to be developed in the
basin of Green River, about 40
miles by rail out of Squamish,
and in the hills north of Harrison
Lake. Running along Anderson
Lake (about 20 miles from Lillooet), the new railroad taps
trails leading from the Bridge
River mining country to the
northwest.
Quite a large agricultural area
lies in the vicinity of Pemberton
and along the upper Lillooet River. A fine sportsman's district
is that along Cayuse Creek,
which empties near Lillooet.
Hon. T. W. Patterson built a
wagon road up Cayuse Creek
more than a dozen years ago,
when the Golden Cache excitement took many prospectors In
that direction,
Vaacouver is Without a Mayor.
Relations Between
Japan and China
Becoming Tense.
New York.-The New York
Staats Zeitung publishes the following wireless dispatch from its
Berlin bureau:
"The relations between Japan
and China are becoming more
and more tense, and the early
outbreak of hostilities between
the two countries would scarcely
be surprising.
Rome reports that the newspaper Corriere Del La Sera, publishes the information that Japan
is mobilizing against China, and
has already called to the colors
the reserves of the next three
years' classes. In addition to
this, it says, Japan has declared
a state of war in Korea. The
same newspaper further adds
that China has positively declined
to install Japanese instructors in
the Chinese army and that China
has declared that it cannot accede
to the other demands of Japan
without first obtaining the sanction of parliament,
The Russian newspaper Rech
reports that in many towns in
China, placards have been posted
in public places calling on the
population to defend the country
against attacks by Japan. In
many towns in China the houses
are covered with flags and everywhere there is the greatest excitement."
Dominion Trust Directors Sued
Vancouver.--A writ has just
been issued by the liquidators of
the Dominion Trust Company
against the directors, claiming
damages for breach of trust and
misfeasance of office. The eighteen directors of the company are
included in the writ and many of
them are prominent citizens of
this city.
COST OF PANAMA CANAL
The Panama Canal, according
to Colonel Goethal's annual report
has, so far, cost $353,558,049, or
nearly $20,000,000 less than the
total appropriation for the work.
The report also shows that the
total amount of material removed
in the dry from Culebra Cut,
from the beginning of operations
to June 15th, 1914, aggregated
110.261,882 cubic yards; of this
amount 25,206,100 cubic yards
being removed because of slides,
or 22.86 per cent.
The giant locks and dams
the canal have also successful
withstood during the past year
the most violent and most numerous earthquake shocks that
have occured since the work was
begun, eighty-seven distinct
shocks being recorded in Ancon
alone.
The ele:tion of Louis D. Taylor as mayor of Vancouver has
been declared null and void, on
the ground that Mr. Taylor did
not at the time of the January
elections possess the necessary
property qualifications. A new
election is to be held in the near
future.
First C.N.R. Transcontinental
to Run in July or August
Second American
Ship Strikes Mine
Berlin.-The American steamer Carib has gone to the bottom
off the Herman coast in the North
Sea, as a result of running on a
mine.
At the time of the disaster to
the Carib, the vessel was not
using the route laid down in the
German marine instructions.
The steamer Carib belonged to
the Clyde Line. She was of 2280
tons net and left Charleston, Jan.
27th, for Bremen. She was in
command of Captain Cole.
j That the Canadian Northern
Railway company would run its
first trains across the continent
some time in July or August, by
which time the line would be
open for both freight and passenger traffic, was the statement
made by Sir William Mackenzie,
president of the C. N. R. company, at Winnipeg this week.
The driving of the golden spike
in the last tie of the western end
of the transcontinental, he said,
had been postponed owing to the
general conditions now existing.
Coast of German East
Africa is Blockaded
Washington.—It was formally
announced at the State Department today (Feb. 26) thatdreat
Britain has declared a blockade
of the coast of German East Africa as from midnight Feb. 28.
BRITAIN HAY STOP
COTTON SHIPMENTS
London.—The British (lovernment may reconsider its ruling
permitting the entrance of cotton
into Germany. This has been
intimated in the House of Commons by the under secretary of
war, Harold J. Ten nan t. He
stated that when the decision
was reached not to make cotton
contraband the government believed that the requirements of
Germany were already satisfied,
but, he added, "this attitude
must be revised from time to
time."
Selected Seeds for the West
Austrian Government Confiscates all
Grain and Flour
London,—A despatch to Reuters Telegraph Company from
Venice says Austrian Government is confiscating entire stocks
of grain and flour in Monarchy.
Write Fir
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gloats over tho hard times anil
wallows in his subject. According to him, prosperity has departed from the earth and will
never return.   He can give vou
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figures to show that everything ,„„ „nMBt,j as to jts perma.
The jitney idea in transportation has spread with immense
rapidity all through the States
mg expressed
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.ei-t and Found Ads. minimum charge
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MM DAY    FEBRUARY.   2Gtii,    191
are losing at the rate of $6,935,•<
000 because of the competition,
adds:
"A representative of one of
the largest automobile factories
THE WAR.
wi
instead of better, according to
this philosopher, until the only
thing to dn is to shut up shop and
go home. This kind of man infects many people with his depressing talk, though you would
 ^      F " , LUC   eaie;c    .    aULejuIUUIIC     llltiueev.
= think that even the dullest intel- in the country made the predic
the street of an early peace is hgence would  know what non- (ion to[]ay that the jitney wouW
simply that the wish is father to sense it is.   And as people's effi- soon disappear, and with it the
I the thought, and fails to take in- ciency depends almost solely on street car     He  believed  both
The struggle now going on in |to consideration  the herculean then- individual  feelings,   their wou]d be replaced by an'auto-
the European arena has very ap- task of prosecuting this war to activity and energy curves, which mobile express'— cars built es-
propriately beet, designated  as a successfu, end, show- the amount of work thev pedal|y for city.passenger traffic,
ihe dreat w ar. From this inadequate summary do, fall downward. Psychologists with a capacjty 0f ten or a dozen
Only now after nearly seven of the war finance of belligerent know that our mental and physi- persons each and operating regu-
months of wanton destruction of countries one thing at least ap-,cal powers are reduced quicker |ar routes with branch lines and
life and property, is its real seri- pears.   Whether by the issue of by the influence of depressing i transfer-stations     He said sev-
ousness beginning to be realized short-term loans, or by inflating: talk than by weather or varying era] manufacturers were already
by the people of nations faraway the paper currency,  directly or j temperatures or any other minor Lj. worjj on tj,|s jdea ag a result
from the actual scenes of the indirectly, every belligerent Gov- cause.   The nervous feeling that 0f the jitney-bus advent "
conflict. ernment has sown seeds of tre- j these forecasts of future trouble \   Qn tne otj,er ^^ eXn'erienced
What must be the conditions mendous  difficulties   for  itself (like the cutting down of wages,' automobile men are to be found
existing among the people in the and the whole world, belligerent or the loss of work or business, who gay that the jjtney's entry
lands where fighting and killing; and neutral,   when the war is j sends the efficiency curve down jnto the field is simply a hard-
and destruction is going on? And; over.   This fact, taken in con- j at once.   This  is one   of the times development     In order to
yet out of all this misery and,junction with the destruction of |psychological causes of hard |earn for himself whether a 5-
cost of a large! wealth and of wealth producers j times.—Vancouver Chinook.
for which our seeds are famous.
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YEAR TO YEAR IS ASSURED OF SUCCESS
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trouble at the
number of slain men
suffering in private homes, and
the destruction of property, the
wide wide world will gain to its
sorrow and '■ in the actual fighting,  on a scale
never equalled, makes the future
indeed doubtful."
While the article seems on first
Rural Credits.
;cent  fare   automobile    service
' could be made to pay, Mayor H.
R. Albee of Portland placed the
city council's private seven-passenger car in service for a day
15.
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hundreds of millions inestimable, perusal to point somewhat pessi- j    Many thoughtful people in Brit- ■. „„ A .  ,_ ,Ce.   1 _,
„..__ ,i  „_..,_  Lj.h««h __<• _ „._u_„_Lu /vi..-.k«: ___ _...n..:'_ iL.i and a half on a route in the most
good that possibly could never imistically to the future, we hope ish Columbia are studying the^n.nn    ^fZ t %      Th
have been attained by peaceful its warnings will prove less seri- 'subject of rural credit. Canadian jpopuious P.a" ot ™at Clty>   in^
methods, at least, not for many ous than is  held out.   Yet,  it!banks do not often lend money! .   ...te m?°r
years. behooves every careful businessjon real estate.   In European!c?mm»«o"ers that such a ser-
Can   anyone  imagine  Russia j enterprise not to over-extend its j countries there are banks called'  lThfIavor'8 ThSnr i
giving up its Vodka in such a Iactivities un''l the future is more land-mortgage banks, which were1 edtheT^
drastic manner in times of peace?' clear'y defined than at present is; established for the purpose of I the 12 hour', n*ri__ „ ' VLtilt 1
or France suppressing the manu- j appwent. .      j making long-time loans, at a low JJJ,, J°Jf J   Tr,tal m?_?ZJ_
facture and export of Absinthe ?' - ' -*• »• «-*— - *- <"    t0tal °f $7'75,    T°tal eXPenBM
Governments, and nations, and
peoples of every name and clime
are rushing to the aid of the distressed.
Those rulers who are responsible for this war will have an awful debt to pay, and vet we are
taught that out of evil shall come
much good.
mmm '    '—   "  cne i. nour s j
making long-time loans, at a low tota, of $m    Tota, expenge8
rate of interest, to the farmers    f furni8hing the servicei includ.
war no. i. «-.«i^i^^"^srrHr£s;2
c.   M     77,    ,   s       jwwhes to borrow five thousand fop the tor $3 25p
Sir Edmund Osier last week;dollars    He gives,a mortgage to whieh ifJ at the rate of $217for
administered a rebuke to those .the bank for $5,000. He is charg-; ad      f e- ht hourg
Providing the
Sinews of War
The British Columbia Financi-1
al Times in a detailed report on
the financing plans of the heliger-
ent nations sums up its conclusions in the following editorial:
"The first conclusion we wish
to point out to our readers is the
inherent strength of British finance as compared with the lean
financial resources of Germany,
This is manifest to the superficial observer not only within the
Empire, but also to both belligerent and neutral. The second
conclusion is that financial bankruptcy on the part of Germany
does not presage the end of the
war.   This is the opinion of the
who blame the war for every- j ed four per cent, on the loan
,   - I     ■       • ---   - - —""I    ine data obtained during the
speculation and the: one-half of one per cent, for the; tegt wi„ be utiljzed by the mayor
OnilC  re-adlUStment fsinkintr fiinrl vvViinti   totroo nn tUo e
thing. Wild ^___,____
present economic re-adjustment
have  been   the chief  troubles.
While he did not believe  that .,	
there would be any immediate'ministration. The bank issues
return of prosperity, as yet, be-' bonds, in hundred dollar denom-
cause of the larger output,   he j inations, against this mortgage,
sinking fund which takes up the;
loan in fifty-four years, and a
quarter of one per cent, for ad-
looked for a constant improve
ment from year to year. Bank
managers could add to what
Sir Edmund said. There are
many whom the war embarrassed
seriously. But the most of those
who ascribe to it their inability j
to pay their debts would not have
paid them no matter what happened in Europe last summer.
The Silver Lining.
People who think that good
times will not return soon to British Columbia are not farsighted.
Prosperity cannot stay away from
this province very long. We
should hire assassins to make
.t L.m.away w't'1 a ^ew °' ^e blue ruin
private'gathering oTbankers and! ta'kers w^° are Predicting that „„_,._
economists from Cambridge Uni- j thinS3 w'" K^w worse and worse! necessity in this province.
instead of improving.   These
bearing four per cent, interest,
which become quick assets, easily circulating. With the payment of every hundred dollars of
this mortgage, a bond for that
amount is cancelled. Many of
these land mortgage banks have
their capital supplied by the
government. In other countries
agriculture has been revolutionized by rural credit systems.
The government of British Columbia has been as tardy in assisting the development of agriculture as in giving aid to other
things from which the province
would derive practical benefits.
Agriculture is the greatest source
of natural wealth, and in British
Columbia the government has
utterly neglected it. A wise system of rural credits is an absolute
and commissioners in formulat
ing an ordinance to regulate
5-cent automobile busses.
An unpublished manuscript by Rob-
bert Louis Stevenson, called the Hair
Trunk, was sold in New York recently
for $1,4110.
versity recently held in London,
to which the correspondent quoted refers. There can be little
doubt that Germany will seize
everything owned by its citizens
capable of being turned to war
account, and not until economic
exhaustion has been completed
will she sue for peace. This is
apart from military considerations such as the slow or rapid
success of the armies of the Allies.
An early termination of the
war can hardly be expected. At
least it seems the part of wisdom
to figure on a continuation for a
considerable period ahead, and
to make one's plans accordingly.
If, by a combination of fortuitous  circumstances,    hostilities
^^^^^^ improving, ^^^
people are as bad as boosters.
The sky is always overcast when
one of them is around. Earnest
impartial safeblowers are better
citizens and much pleasanter to
meet. Everyone sees the gray
clouds in the sky, but the blue
ruin talker cannot see the silver
lining which tells that the sun
will shine through before long.
The pessimist is generally a
man whose stomach has not worn
well, or who has been swatted by
fate with a few assorted misfortunes, and who lacks the fortitude of Job and other sufferers
who won fame by showing a good
example to the human race. So
he talks hard times and points
out to everyone that the present
............. ■  _  v   —-._.    mmmimv        ill'.     (II   V.   .1^11 \t
should cease sooner than expect- J is an indigo blue shade and that
ed, business men taking these, the future is very black indeed,
precautions would at least have j In days of prosperity he does not
the  advantage of providing a-'change his tune but people won't
§£ the worst, ^_^__^___
^se talk one hears on
listen to him then.   In dull times
you will find him everywhere, on
Panama Canal's Advantage
to Middle West
The American Review of-Reviews says that Middle West
freight is taking to water to go
round to the Pacific Coast, This
applies to freight originating as
far from the Atlantic seaboard
as St. Paul. From this it is argued that it is cheaper for this
freight to go a third of the way
across the continent east by rail
and then to go 2,000 miles by
water to Panama and 3,000 miles
Relief Agents Find
Work for Belgians
New York. — In order to approach tentatively a solution of
the problem presented by the
idleness of a large portion of the
population of Belgium, the war
relief commission of the Rockefeller foundation has inaugurated
in Holland an experiment in the
direction of "providing ample
and useful labor to be compensated by food and clothing,"
according to a report given out
at foundation headquarters last
week.
"A group of 700 refugees housed in a large emigrant hotel in
Rotterdam has been selected for
the beginning," says the report.
"As the chief need of the refugees in this camp and in Holland
is underclothing, stockings and
shoes, a small industrial establishment is being installed in
which the women of the camp
will make underclothes and
stockings.
The commission has supplied
sewing machines and a stock of
cloth, yarn and the necessary incidentals. A committee of intelligent Dutch women has been
given supervision of the work,
and an experienced dressmaker,
who is a refugee from Antwerp,
or more up the Pacific  Goast
than it is for the same freight to' TV3 U ''etUfiee from Antwerp,
to thirds of the way by rail!   u .^l- employed to give her
y°y"»'i whole  time  to  the  immediate
management.
go two thirds of the way by rail j '"ZZ
westward across the continent.
It looks as if the Panama Canal
were destined  to  have a far-
reaching effect on transportation.
"If the experiment justifies
the expansion of the idea, it is
possible that the commission will
establish similar   industries  in
What a man is depends largely on   1^" 81milar   lnd»stries  in
what he does when he has nothing to iother  camps,   possibly   with   an
enlarged range of activities,"
J. W. SANDIFORD.
Undertaker and Funeral Director.
Caskets, Funeral Supplies, & Shipping Cases always on hand.
Out-of-town calls promptly attended to.
Phone 23 Fort Georoe.
Prince George and Fort George.
Just Stop and Think
of the risk and inconvenience of burning coal oil.
Why not be up-to-date? Have your house wired,
it costs but a trifle more. Rates on application at
our office - Rooms 7 & 8, Post Building, George
Street, and at the plant, South Fort George. We
have a stock of lamps, shades, fixtures, irons, and
handle all utility .devices.
Northern Telephone & Power Co., Ltd.
Electric Light Service and Power Furnished.
House Wiring and Electrical Fixtures of all kinds.
i
Phone 19- Four Rings, South Fort George.
Phone 10, Prince George.
FARMS
FOR   INFORMATION   REGARDING   THE   BEST
AGRICULTURAL   LANDS   IN   THE
DISTRICT,   CALL   ON
OR WRITE
North Coast Land Co., Ltd..
Phone IS.        PRINCE GEORGE, R. C.
It. R. WALKER, General Agent.
Fort (Georg.
Sheet Metal.   Furnaces a Specialty.
Plumbing, Steam and Hot Water
Heating.
GENERAL   REPAIRING.
Phones »°*'aovi!* fort oeorge.
W   >»•• »» PRINCE  OEOROE.
"SB Copenhagen. ■ "The German
people are more terrified with
the possibility of being starved
out by
ftODDing the Soldiers
How
some war contracts are
England  than   by the I manipulated" br^ncon^r^tiois
thought of a final disaster over-; beings is showny ;„ Sj
taking their forces in the field.! press clipping- u"0W'nK
Von Bethmann Hollweg's recent! »At Winnip fc
utterances that England was us-:400 men under training for war
ing barbaric methods in attempt- serviCe arose as one man and
ing to starve seventy million protested against the quality of
men, women and children has an : the food supplied them There
ef^ct on the nation that the was such odoriferous proof of
chancellor did not foresee It their complaint that the officer of
frightened the people and has;the mess sent it all away and
focused the nation's thought on .substituted cheese. In Winnipeg
the food peril. j it is stated that the government
"By accentuating it repeatedly; let the contract for feeding the
he has drawn the peoples atten-jmen for 25 cents per man per
tion from the military aspect, meal and that the contract was
The terrible crisis of starvation,! farmed out for 14 cents making
which was laughed at a few j a profit of 11 cents on every meal
months ago, is now not far from with which every man in the
becoming a reality in some dis-j Seventeenth and Eighteenth Bat-
tricts in Germany." teries, the Army Service Corps
This confession of a German \ and the Medical Corps was serv-
itist returned from Hamburg and ed-a profit amounting to over
Munich sounds a note of alarm;$130 per day! It is almost in-
which, though not heard in the \ credible, but if the facts be as
columns of (lerman papers, j stated, the man who got the con-
is frequently uttered  over the j tract from the government should
frontier in   Bavaria
southern towns.
and   the
be severely dealt with.
The clouds from which lightning is
emitted are seldom more than 700 feet
above the earth.
There are over 200,000 successful
women farmers in the United States.
ROOMS TO RENT
AT THE
Victoria Hotel
Women Keep Agriculture
Going in France
Ottawa.—Prince Edward  Island is leading the way for the
Dominion in the "Patriotism and
production campaign"  which is
now being carried on from ocean
to ocean by the department of
i agriculture.   Mr. Theodore Ross,
secretary for agriculture for the
Province, has reported to the officials in charge of the jampaign
at Ottawa  that  150   meetings
have been arranged on the island
and that fifty have so far been
held.   Arrangements have been
completed for a patriotic Sunday.
Every clergyman, Protestant and
Roman Catholic, has been asked
to preach a patriotic sermon and
emphasize that one of the great
needs of the empire is increased
| production.    In addition  there
jhas  been arranged a  patriotic
day in the schools of the province
when the children  will be told
I why Canada and the empire are
j at war, the causes of the war
! and our duty at the present cri-
| fis.   It has  been arranged  to
| interview personally every far-
i mer on the island in order to explain the necessity of increased
production of foodstuffs.
5000 FACTS ABOUT CANADA
ZEPPELIN DES [HOVERS
New York. — Much after the
manner in which the torpedo-
boat destroyer was developed
after the torpedo boat had become a recognized arm of the
navy, so Great Britain is busy
preparing a fleet of Zeppelin destroyers, according to T. R. Mac-
Mehen, who recently spent a few
days in New York before returning to England, where he is supervising the work of their construction.
He says that these new vessels
are balloons of a dirigible type
about 230 feet long and 30 feet
in diameter. They are capable
of extremely high speed and car-1
ry a very small crew. Instead j
of being armed with light rapid- j
firing guns, they have torpedo:
tubes. The general purpose of
their manoeuvering is to ascend
to a height far above a marauding Zeppelin and then fire thei
torpedoes down upon it. Five of |
these destroyers are now build-
ing, and the first will be completed about March 1, while the
last of the fleet will be ready
two months later. They will be,
used for home defence.
January 1st,
1915.
Victory follows
the flag.
We wish you health, anil wish you wealth,
Anil many u merry day,
And a happy heart to play the part
On the great highway.
Pioneer
Manufacturers
of
Lumber.
Phone 1
hum (e'ror.f
FORT GEORGE TRADING
AND
^    COM*
^VV LIMITED ^W
V C,  M.'Kl.lieev.   Mine:,,..-!' **
Pioneer
Operators
of
Steamboats.
PHON .  11
South Kort liro.tr
Domestic Coal j
Of the highest grade obtainable and specially j
sifted for domestic use. I
Lath, Kiln Dried Coast and Local Lumber, Cedar Siding, j
Sash and Doors,  Building Papers, Heady
I Roofing's, Wall Hoards, etc, 1
The following is an extract
from a letter of a French lady,
which was recently reproduced
in the London Times:
As to the women! I don't want
to boast, but 1 think that no
women but Frenchwomen could
have done what they have done.
Not a man — only old ones —
about, and yet you hear the har-
F. C BURCH
(Formerly Grand Onion)
OPPOSITE CLUB CAFEl	
Third Street    -     South Fort George vest is splendid and the vintage
Hot and Cold Water Bithi the ^t there has been for forty
years; that will tell you every-
Proprietor; thinpr.    Perhaps you read  the
- ■■   [appeal of the Government to the I
  women of France last August,'
how they must keep agriculture
going and feed the army,   It is
hard work; they'll doit alright.
Only yesterday I was talking to
a farmer's wife here, and she
said,   "Well,   madame,   it was
feasible this year, but next, if-
we have no oxen, what shall we
do?   You know that every horse |
under 18 years of age, carts, and i
all motor cars have been requi-]
sitioned, and hay and corn. Now!
the oxen are being taken, andj
iast week   had   to  supply
forty-three for the army, big,
fine, fat animals."
Pioneer Bakery
We are the pioneers in the
baking business. Always has
and always will be the best.
Come and give ns _ call.
FRED TIEMEYER, Proprietor.
"Know Canada! Make Canada
known!" is a striking sentence in the
War Year edition for 1915 of that popular booklet "5000 Facts about Canada," compiled by Frank Yeigh, of
Toronto, who knows Canada as prob-
1 ably few Canadians do. It is true that
,he who would know Canada and its
wonderful growth in any one year, will
find this annual publication "worth its
weight in Yukon gold or Cobalt silver,"
while as a means of making the Dominion known in other countries, it is
no less valuable. Fifty chapters are
devoted to such subjects as Agriculture, Area, Banking, Ccntus, Immigration, Mining, Manufacturing, Trade,
etc., and t page of Canadian Wat
Facts ihow how up-to-date it is. Sketch
Maps are included of the Dominion in
IX, and 1915. Copies may be had
from progressive newadealera, or by
Bending 25c to the Canadian Facts Publishing Co., 688 Huron Street, Toronto,
Canada.
Cheap Substitute for Gasoline
THE  CHURCHES
Church of England
Holy Communion 1st and 3rd
Sundays at 8 a. m.
Every Sunday at 11 a.m. Holy
Communion Sung with sermon.
Morning prayer at 10:45.
Evening prayer and sermon
8:15.
OUR Telegraph  Office at Prince
George is now open for business.
All telegrams for Prince (Jeorge
nnd Central Fort George will . o
through this office.   Free delivery
hetween Prince and Central.
FORT GEORCE 4 ALBERTA TELEPHONE AND
ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
Five thnusiind bees will weigh a
pound as they leave the hive, but when
they return loaded with honey their
weight is doubled.
Argentina is shipping grapes to England.
Presbyterian Church
Rev. A. C. Justice,     pastor,
Services :     11a. m. and    7.30
p. in. Gospel service.
11 a. m.—The Minister.
7.30 p. m.-The Minister,
Sunday School 2 p. m.
A. C. Justice, Minister.
ARE YOU AFRAID
That your competitor will get ahead of you ? He surely will
if you don't keep your name before the people, and let them
know what you have for sale. You'll admit that it isn't
very pleasant, searching for the article one wants, in store
windows this kind of weather, therefore the buyer of to-day
wants to see the kind and price of goods for disposal in
plain figures on paper.
TO
accomplish this, isn't a big task, and it costs very little—A
thousand handbills 12 x 9 inches would cost you only $6.25,
ancl these properly and regularly distributed would work
wonders, besides lifting you out of the rut of ordinary tradesmen. Perhaps you have forgotten the old motto, All who
approach the door of success will find it labelled PUSH,
so why not push your way to the Herald Office and
ADVERTISE?
A substitute for gasoline that
can be manufactured for one and
a half cents a gallon and that
will run a motor car faster than
gasoline is being made in Indianapolis, Ind., according to "Patent
News," Some of the biggest
men in the motor car business
are said to be interested and predict that the new fuel will revolutionize not only the motor car
business, but all manufacturing
business,
The new fluid is called 'acqua-
line.' It was discovered by John
Andrus, a Portugese, of Kees-
port, Pa., who was recently paid
$30,000 by the U, S. government
i for a discovery he made in toughening armor plate. Andrus has
discovered a way of breaking
down water without the use of
great heat and the new fluid consists mostly of water, a little
napthalene and two secret ingredients that can be bought at any
drug store,
At a test made in Indianapolis,
Carl Fisher, president of the
Prest-O-Lite Company, who had
requested the test, had invited
several mechanical experts and
chemists to detect any possible
fraud. Every movement of the
inventor was watched by these
experts. The still was set up
under their eves and the fluid
made. A "Marmon 41" was furnished for the test and five gallons of the fluid was put in the
tank. "We did 16 miles on a
gallon," reported the party,
"which is about four miles more
than can normally be done by
that car on gasoline. We made
69 miles an hour speed with the
top and windshield up and two
passengers in the car, which was
four to five miles faster than
the car had ever made on gaso-
line, We ran 150 miles, and
after the test the engine had not
a speck of carbon on it, Besides,
the car ran cooler than with
gasoline.
"Subsequent tests were equally as satisfactory."
STOVES
for COAL or WOOD
HEATERS   RANGES
of all kinds and sizes for every Kitchen
We are exclusive agents for the famous
"GURNEY STOVES." Our PRICES
are right.
We are allowing a special 10 per cent,
discount on every article in our stores.
Orders will be taken at our Prince George
Yard as well as at our store at South.
LOOK UP YOUR STOVE REQUIREMENTS
Remember the 10 per cent. CASH Discount.
THE NORTHERN LUMBER & MERCANTILE CO., LTD.
W. F. COOKE, Pm.
RUSSELL PEDEN. Vki-Pm.
g. e. Mclaughlin. smtu.
BEFORE
BUILDING
Danforth & Mclnnis,
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
::         PRINCE GEORGE,  B. C.
G. T. P. R.
Edmonton - Prince, George
Prince Rupert
THROUGH   STANDARD  SLEEPER
No. 1 Leave Edmonton Tuesdays and Fridays 10-00 p. m.
Weal Bound- Arrive Prince George Wednesdays & Saturdays 8 00 p.m. I
Leave    ,, ,, ,, ,. 8-15 ,,
Arrive Prince Rupert Thursdays and Sundays  6-30 p.m.
No. 2 Leave Prince Rupert Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.
East Bound - Arrive Prince George Thursdays and Sundays 8-30 a.m.
Leave    ,. ., ,, „ 8-45   ,,
Arrive Edmonton Fridays und Mondays 8-30 a.m.
CONNECTIONS  AT  EDMONTON  FROM   ALL  POINTS  EA.ST
Travel via the
BEST NEW RAILWAY
EVER CONSTRUCTED.
Our Agents will be pleased to furnish any
information desired.
W. J. QUINLAN,
District P«_enKor Agant,
Wlnnlpe.it, M»n.
Railways Must Show
Cause for Increase
Ottawa.—Applications for permission to incre^p freight rates
on all lines east of Port Arthur
will be made to the railway com- i
mission on March 1 by the Canadian Pacific railway and (.'rand
Trunk railway. In fixing this j
date Chief Commissioner Drayton remarked: "It is only right
in the interests of the public,
that this matter should be settled
at the earliest possible moment
so that before the spring traffic
opens up the public and the shippers shall have some idea as to
what rates are going to be advanced."
Automobiles for hire.
Machinery Repaired.    Skates Sharpened.
Lathe Work.
CITY GARAGE
South Fort George.
HARRV   COUTTS,
Pnopmrton
Drummond ft MoKay,
MACHINIST!.
Launches Overhauled and Repaired. Storage.
Gasoline Oils and Accessories.
Phone 57. Will Visit This District Shortly.
Oil  beiniail DIOCKaOe Rev. W.T.Heiridge.D.D. Of Ottawa     The  Panama  News Stands  on
George Street, Prince (leorge,  and
Hamilton .Street, Soutii FortGeorge
I have your Home Newspapers, also
The i:.-v. W. T. H.rne!,,.. 1.. IM Magazines,   Cigars, Cigarettes and
Snuffs.   You will find there, too, a
London.—The Daily Telegraph
says:   "British shipping  circles
are still perfectly calm. Their (Moderator of the Presbyterian-Gen-
ships, great and small, punctu- Lral Assembly in Canada, will be in
ally observe their appointed!South Fort George, Prince George,
times." and Fort George, from   Mareh  7th
to the  10th  inclusive.   A series of
New York.—Agents of ihe big
steamship lines sailing from this
port see nothing in the proclamation of (lerman sea war zone to
cause any change in plans for the
transportation of either passengers or freight. The outgoing
liners are taking on more passengers and freight every day
than have left port on a single
day in months.
London. - The Daily News:
"Germany's menace to neutrals
is possibly the despairing gam-
bler's throw in a game she has
now lost."
London Standard: "If Norway
were a great naval power, she
would be justified in declaring
war upon Germany immediately."
Morristown, N. J.— Ex-President Taft says: "The United
Slates is threatened with a serious invasion of its rights as a
neutral by the warring nations
of Europe, and in preserving its
commerce with these nations is
face to face with a crisis. In the
solution of this crisis, should it
arise, no jingo spirit must be
allowed to prevail. Neither pride
nor momentary passion should
influence our judgment."
New York Herald: "Under no
interpretation of the principles
of civilized warfare or of international law has Germany the
right to sink any merchant vessel, no matter what its flag,
without first determining whether its cargo is contraband and
first making provision for the
safety of passengers and crew.
Unjustifiable as would be violation of this principle in the case
of enemy ships, it cannot have a
shadow of excuse in the case of
vessels of neutral nations. The
United States was clearly right
in notifying Germany in terms
incapable of being understood
that it will be held to a strict
accountability should its "war
zone" practise result in the destruction of a single American
meetings ure being arranged for his
reception thai will give the |x>ople
of the city an opportunity they have
seldom had to hear the higher dig-
nataries and leaders of the church.;
It is expected that the meetings will
be largely attended as Rev. Herridge
is one of Canada's outstanding pulpit figures, cultured and eloquent.
Those who miss hearing him will
have lost the opportunity unlikely
lu he offered very often in a decade.
All will he welcome lo the meetings to he held—
March  7th. al   the Pres-
invli. South Fori (ieorge
Sunday,
e.vleriau ('
.1 3 p.m.
ch 7th, al the Pres-
Sunday, March
hyterian Church
7-:'0 p.m.
Monday, March 8th
ing in the  Ritts-Kifer
(leorge. at 8 p.m.
Wednesday Evening, March 10th
at the Presbyterian Church, Fort
(ieorge, at 8 p.m.
complete  line of   Stationery.    We
are up-to-date in everything.
Tiik Panama News Co.
•   •   #   •   •
A  dance and whist  party   was
given at the- residence of Mr. Russel
Peden, Tuesday night, in aid of the
Canadian Patriotic  Fund at which
'ahout 811'was realized.    The even-
; ing was pleasantly spent  by quite a
number from various parts of the
'district.
*****
Fred Cook is again able to be
ahoul after a period of illness at the
Prince (leorge Hospital. Mr. Cook
hail a serious operation for appendicitis.
*****
Dr. McSorley is again attending
to his   practice  after  an   illness of
British Columbia mills are now
tendering on one of the largest lumber contracts opened for world-wide
competition. Through the British
(lovernment, the Chamber of Deputies of France is asking for a supply
of ,JOO,000,000 feet of lumber to be
used in the construction of 100,000
two-roomed houses. These small
homes are to house that section of
France's population which has lost
ils all through the ravages of war.
A movement to encourage the
cultivation of city lots is on at Duncan. A committee representing the
Agricultural Society, the Board of
Trade, the city council and the
women's organizations, lias been
formed (o take hold of tho  matter.
i/i uSsQ,   m%t\m.u_%.o9   UTOMipilUHS,
Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos, at Wholesale and Retail.
Stationery, Magazines, Newspapers, Confections, and
Toilet Articles.
Fort George Drug Co., Ltd,
Laselle Avenue, Soutii Fort George.   ::   George Street, Prince George.
Kodaks - Gramophones - Record
s
ort  (leorge, at several weeks.
The farmers of the Bulkley valley
have called a meeting for Wednesday, March 3rd, at Telkwa, to discuss the advisability of establishing
a co-operative creamery in their
iiislriet.
i Mass Meet-
Hall, Prince
BED GROSS SOCIETY TEI
The Red Cross Society will hold a
Tea at the Free Reading Room on
Third Ave., Prince George, (near
the bridge) Saturday, March Oth,
from 3 to 11 p. in. A cordial invitation is extended to all who wish
to aid this worthy organization,
*  *   •   »   •
The body of an unknown  man j    Mrs. Harry Wilson entertained a
was found along the Grand  Trunk | number of friends t0 tcil °" Mon,la>'
last, in honor of Mrs. Captain Wil-
Man Found Dead.
Pacific tracks ahout a mile from the
bridge, on the east side of the Fraser
Tuesday morning. It is thought
that the man wandered across the
ice Monday night, and becoming
numbed with the cold stumbled over
the railroad ties and fell asleep, after
which he was frozen to death. No
marks of foul play were visible.
The body when found was scantily
.•lothed.
son, who returned from the coast
the Thursday previous, after spending a very enjoyable holiday. All
the friends of both Captain and Mrs.
Wilson are delighted to have them
home again. Amongst those present
were Mesdames Heme, Randall,
Lazier, Deykin, Harris, Misses
Thompson, A. Thompson and Pirr,.
Mrs, Wilson was assisted at the tea
table by Mrs. Sadler, Mrs. Moore,
the loss of a single | ^n^ ^f Lawrence.   Unfortunately
both Mrs. Cowie and Miss Mabee
Fort George, B.C, Victoria. B.C.
F. P. Burden, Mjgr. F. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelaon, B.C., A. H. Green. Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Gril Eigioecrs, Dtmioioa & B. C. Lud Snrveyin
Surveynof I*n<Li, Mines, Townsites, Timber
Limits, Etc.
J. F.   CAMPBELL
CIV1I. ENGINEER
British  Columbia  Land  Surveyor
I ..eieel Agent       Timl_r CruiHer
Representing GORE & MCGREGOR, Limited
McGregor Building, Third Street, SOUTH
FORT GEORGE. H.C.
vessel  or
American life."
CANADIAN COMMENTS.
The Canadian steamship lines
scoff at the German threat of
mines and submarines and anticipate that no inconvenience will
be caused to traffic. The Canadian Pacific say their reply to the
threat is the maiden voyage of
the new steamer, Metagama,
sailing from Liverpool March 26.
The Canadian Northern will attempt to revive suspended sailings on March 5th, when the
Campanello will leave Avonmouth j
for Halifax.
HERE'S A "GOOD ONE:"
Berlin.—Berlin newspapers are
publishing reports from various
Judgment has been reserved Injustice Morrison, Vancouver, in the
suit of the 13. C. Express Co. against
the Inland Express Co. for over
$6800 freight charges for carrying
mail and express from Ashcroft to
Fort George. The defendant company counterclaimcd for over $8000
as damages for alleged breach of
contract and extra freightage, alleging that the B. C. Express had refused to carry large consignments
of freight for them under their contract.
$400 IS UNIT ON
SEED GRAIN LOAN.
were unable to be present.
Wesley ct Wiggins, Real Estate
and Insurance Agents, sole representatives for the sale of Prince
Oeorge Lots in the Millar Division
and specializing in Prince George
lots and outside acreage, have moved
their new ollice building, formerly
located on the Millar Division facing
Queen Street and Patricia Avenue,
to George Street next to the new
Burns building.
WILLOW RIVER.
Jas. Richardson of Willow was in
town during the week.   He reports
that the Willow Hiver Lumber Co.,
(Mr.  Bolger,  manager), has let
ports in the North Sea to the j contract for 1000 cords of wootl, t
effect that the British flag has
disappeared from  the sea and
be used by the mill in making excelsior for shipment to  Canadian
that English sailors are refusing markets.   This action  on the part
to  leave port because of Ger-1of t,ie Willow Kiver Lumber Co. lias
many's submarine blockade  of i 1'ee.n of ^\]^ to«*8etUen
,.      u ... ,    , , c ., , and pre-emptors m the \\ illow Riv-
the  British  Isles.     Sailors of!,,. (.omitl.v.   It is hoped tl)ftt (.0|).
other countries are reported to tinuous work will now be secured at
! be refusing to sail to the British I the mill and that it will shortly open
Architect and Civil Engineer Isles for the same reason. i"l>'') full force on its deferred de-
I1A1IRY M. BURNETT
Winnipeg.—When the seed grain
bill came up before the law amendments committee of the legislature
Tuesday morning, it was agreed that
$400 should be the limit cost of seed
loaned to any one man. When
similar bills were in force during tbe
List ten years the limit was placed
at. 82/50. But Hon. George Lawrence, ministor of agriculture, suggested the additional amount on account of the exceptionally high
price of seed.
Thc act is lieing passed to enable
municipalities to borrow limited a-
motints of money to l>e loaned to
needy farmers wherewith to procure
seed grain. A further provision was
made, that seed potatoes be.provided
wherever necessary.
Within six months after the passage of the act the council of any
rural municipality may borrow what
ever sum is required for this purpose
not, however, to exceed $30,000.
GARDEN SEEDS.
The new advertisement of the
Steele Briggs Seed Co. in this issue
will be of interest to gardeners and
ranchers,
Temporary Oflice : I
Corner Vancouver ami Eighth Streets, ! JjjJi0 .Al|.,a  lhT' '8  a,le"er,box
DDiMrei? nvnonvi   n t. '. 10,000 feet above  the  sea level,  from
I RINt.fc, t.hOKt.h, It. (,. which daily collections are made.
i velopmeiit caused by the war
r
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REAL ESTATE.
INSURANCE.
south fort george and
prince George,
■ ffiTHH Columbia.
Specialists in Farm Lands and Prince George Lots.
AGENTS   FOB
Phoenix Assurance Co. of London
Liverpool and London and Globe of Liverpool
British American Assurance Co. of Toronto.
Pioneer Real Estate and Insurance Agents of the Northern Interior
of British Columbia.
Second Norwegian
Ship Sent Down
London.—The Norwegian steamer
Begin was sunk off Dover, Tuesday
morning by either a submarine or a
mine. The crew of ii men was
saved. The Begin, which was carrying coal from Tynne to Bordeaux,
sank ten minutes after she was
struck.
Thc Begin is the second Norwegian
steamer to encounter a submarine
or a mine in the English Channel
since February 18th when the German submarine blockade, against
British ports went into effect. The
tank steamer Belridge was torpedoed
by a German submarine olT Folk-
stone last week. She was not, however, very seriously damaged for
after being beached al \\'aimer she
later made her way to port,
The Begin was 1107 net tonnage,
hymns, died on the 12th of Feb-1265 feet long and was built in 11113,
Frisco Fair Opened
San Francisco. — The Panama-
Pacific Exposition was formally
opened here on the 20th. The city
wits alive at an early hour to view
the celebration. Franklin K. Lane,
Secretary of the Interior, representing President Wilson, read a message of congratulations. Artillery
salutes were fired from thc army
posts.
Blind Hymn Writer,
Fanny Crosby, Dead
Fanny Crosby, blind writer of
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in all Kinds of
Fresh and Cured Meats
Butter, Cheese, Eggs;   |   8SSK^TOAU
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Fort George and South Fort George.    Ph0<" ■•
Phase SS
Contractors & Builders
BRONGER & FLYN
NO BUILDING IS TOO LARGE OR TOO SMALL TO
RECIEVE OUR CAREFUL ATTENTION
Get Our Estimates Free of Charge
Job Work Neatly and Promptly Execute
PHONI  26
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
OFFICE
SHOP
SECOND STREET
THIRD STREET
PRINCE GEORGE
OFFICE AND SHOP:
THIRD AVENUE EAST
w~
. "js.r-.7i_t
A. BADGER,
HOUSE MOVER AND GENERAL CONTRACTOR,
Office; ROOM 6, ABOVE BANK B.N. A., PRINCE GEORGE.
ESTIMATES CHEERFULLY GIVEN.
Phone 57.
ruary in her home at Bridgeport,
Conn, in her 95th year. Despite
her failing health, she had continued to write hymns in recent
years.
The deceased wrote more than
8,000 hymns that are sung in
protestant churches. "Safe in
the arms of Jesus" was probably
the best known of her compositions. She was the most prolific producer of hymns since the
days of Charles Wesley or Isaac
Watts.
Disaster lias overtaken two other
Norwegian steamships in the last
few days. Tbe Nordykon went down
in the Baltic last week probably as
a result of striking a mine or being
torpedoed, and the Cuba, a freighter
liound from London to Rotterdam,
sank February 21st in the North sea
after a collision.
Budapest ia threatened with a Rug.
man plague.
If it's
You want,
Go to
Kennedy, Blair & Co.
LIMITED.

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