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 3>v*% pw^mp j^iciui
L. 3, NO. 50,
I froi
ipproaching when tbe
decision ol the Rail-
immission of Canada to the
: in-Council, at Ottawa, in the
ol the location of the depot
Prince George townsite will be
.    ., r, •     ! Railway    Commission     at  large  ex-
,cjsion of Railway Commis- |1(!„S(, ,,,„„„ ,,v U|(, best |iUsineHs in
sion in Station Location tO terests  here,  appears    to have been
.     j absolutely  sidetracked.   No trace  of
Come Before Governor-in- thlB petltlon can be  dil.covere(1 on
CoUlK'il   This  Fall—Town-  the records of the Railway Commis-
siters Vigorously Opposed.    That the hearing before the cabinet
.  will  be  a  stormy  session,  and  that
both sides are lining up for the fray
is apparent. The Hammond interests
will doubtless have a wonderful array
Ol legal talent, and the G.T.P., backed  by  tbe   Hudson's Bay   Company
D,  me  lutawuii  ...   >_.-  -*.•■*■•■   am]   the   South    Fort   oeorge   ,„.,,,,u.
on the Prince George townsite will be   wil| present a formidable faction,
beard. The  Hammond  people  are  said  to
. remembered that at the   ))(,  anxioug  to    effect  a  compromise
of the  commission  an   ^ ^ f. T p  pcop)e  ]t jg scarcely
likely that anything of this nature
will be arranged at this late hour,
and the Herald does not believe that
the railway company will stand for
anything like this after having undergone the annoyance to which they
have been subjected by the operations of these townsite people.
Mr. Hammond has just terminated
a visit to this section. We understand that he is generally reducing
his expenditures in the development
of his town, and that he is a heavy
I borrower in Vanconver at rates of
interest which would seem to indicate tint the townsite business is
not so profitable at present as it
has been.
issued placing the location ol the station 3000 feet east of
the eastern boundary of the Ham-
m0nd townsites. Thc Herald believes
thai this decision was gained owing
to the railway company's neglect of
their preparation of the case. The
proceedings, from a copy of the testimony taken down, show us that the
statements made by the witnesses for
tbe Natural Resources Security Com-
pany Ltd., owners of the Fort George
townsites were very misleading, and
in some instances the Natural Re-
sources Security Company's attorneys introduced what was evidently
carefully prepared material, having
:. gen ine foundation, calculated to
hurt tbe case of South Fort George
bj vituperation.
In the appeal which will be heard
this fall, the G.T.P. should be in a
posit • ' properly present their
east *.:. . '. hi Herald has no doubt
Uiat the lecision of the railway commission will l>e reversed and that
the depot will be placed 6000 feet
easl thi Hammond townsites, at
tht : lnl chosen for it by the rail-
* tudy of the evidence before the
commission shows that the board
was evidontly vastly impressed with
tbe conception of conditions here today, as presented by the Hammond
'"erests, and that their judgement
lo tbe matter was not at all temp-
wed by any regard for the conditions which may reasonably be expected tu prevail in the future.
Mr. Hammond and his witnesses
Mil lawyers showed In a clever man-
Mr that the townsites of "Fort
George" possessed many residents,
l'to-M Of business, and bad all the
trappings and accoutrements of a
Ci(y of considerable importance. The
Grand Trunk Pacific company and
'••eir witnesses failed to show which
01 these businesses were, either
imMV ..r indiiectly, brought into
«lstence by the Hammond company;
°°w many of the businesses and resents were squatters on government
"ly- what Inducements were made to
le ranks to locate there; the accur-
"  ""'"I"-'"* „f the employees of elthrjc
(' company  or its suhsid-
•"•ttrns; and  the meagre sums
""'•"''"'l by the people of the Fort
10^6   ownsltes In  the development
These and other Inland   relevant  matters   were
"I their e   ,
Messrs. E. L. and C. G. Holden,
twin brothers, of Waterloo, Iowa,
who have been staying here for some
weeks past looking into conditions
with a view to entering into large
commercial enterprises in the future,
thc nature of which they do not care
to divulge at this"time, left today
for Waterloo, they are well satisfied
with every prospect, and intend to
return in the spring and proceed
with their large undertaking.
Mr. C. G. Holden has for the past
fivti years been manager of thc justly celebrated University Club, of
Chicago. Without doubt this club is
the most beautiful and palatial
building of its kind in the world today. Both the Holden brothers have
for many years been connected with
the well-known Horton-Holden Hotel
Syndicate, whose string of beautiful
fire-proof hotels nre a feature of the
comfort afforded travellers! in the
middle western states.
Accompanying the Holden Brothers
during the latter part of their stay,
was Mr. B. 0. Fppley, from Lima,
Ohio, a gentleman who is also looking over this section as an investment field.. Interviewed at the Empress Hotel, Mr. Kppley told the
Herald that he would be back in the
tbe t,
nought out because the Grand
Paciflc People did not have the
8 '° bl"lng such
m,,8t be    bor:
matters before
ne  in    mind  that
.JL?? b6toro the raiiwfty
The .',       'S DOt    tftkcn   on  oatl1*
cannot    commit  per-
jury   Bn,i  ., ™™™'"   i'*"-
■ wic the Canada Evidence Act
jer   ,   "'"''  I" the proceedings,  ll
wesc cirninislnn*.-,,*     :,.._
a    wltnoaa
80     w« far as he likes" if he is
"-;"•::;: tTnte -* *
•>  " H<">><* predicts that the (!.T.
ftppt-al  w,,Vheir "''■'"cation in tha
m,  _ZZ '",,Kht to a finish, and
llml  Rest
statements    by thc
9 witnes!
""es    Security    Con,
|,fi    will  pass  unchal
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Wxi<*i wit,  *.. mQttcrH   ln con-
'<*• the  r', reoent h^rinK be-
We en-nne ,    , Oom»>l88lon   which
' 'ruuiot
,.„.„. ^"^taad. Chief amongst
^a,;;^ incl^nt. Is thc fact
"f,ltlnn.   tolecraphod to the
A raid on a tent gambling house
was made by the police last Monday
night, resulting in the confiscation
of $116. In money, nnd 0 quantity of
gambling paraphernalia, The dive
was running full blast in a tent
north of the U.T.1V grade, when the
police arrived on the scene and interrupted the " '111 game uv draw."
Chief Dunwoody, with constables
Aldrich, Raich and Nunnelly made
tho arrests, The prisoners were:
Harry Sehnider. the keeper, fined
$76 or four months on jail, alld Jerry
Mlllock; Rabe Barovttch, talias
Smith) Peter Qreen; Pete PopoVltehj
and Blaao Hlruger, who were each
fined *:.!.. Some amusing Incidents
occurred nt the trial, when it was
shown that certain of the gamblers
were known crooks, using small hand
mirrors by which they could tell the
denomination of the cards. One of
these ttn-homs tried to explain away
the suspicion created by the crooked
appliance by stating that he used it
to look at his teeth with. Magistrate
Home refusod to bite however,
(Herald Correspondence.)
To an outsider the difficulties that
present themselves on the construction
of a railway line seems stupendous.
So they are. The dangers to life
and limb that arc engendered in the
surmounting of those difficulties are too
treacherous to encounter, no matter
what the monetary compensation might
be. But to the experienced those difficulties arc not so great, and the dangers by constant and ready use of the
eye and hand diminish to the vanishing
Engineering skill nowadays has
been applied to such a degree that the
most formidable obstacles disappear
and the most fearsome perils vanish
provided that the pioneers of the movement-the rank and file—are provided
with the equipment and sustaining power from the central station who should
see that such equipment is furnished
when required.
Through all the camps 1 have visited
there seems to be a woeful lack of
three important factors that should
bind the workers into a homogeneous
mass of a working unity, that should
advance the construction instead of retarding it.
The G.T.F. line was promised at Fort
George this fall. If it reaches there
next fall "1 hae ma doots."
The   engineers   and   sub-contractors,
say it is doing fine.    Nothin ' could  be i
better, and that the only thing  that is
keeping it back, are the natural unforeseen engineering obstacles such as land
slides, shrinkage on the muskeg dumps
and  difficulties   on   the   rock cutting.
These troubles may be and are expect- j
ed in the construction of every line of j
railway   and   on   the   line from  Tete
Jaune   to   Fort  George   they seem to'
have a fair share of them.
But there are other causes that ob-!
tain that 1 think are more eontributary |
to the delay than even those.
The sub-contractors complain that although there is no difficulty in getting
men. yet they cannot get the men they
want, although they offer high prices
for the services of such men.
That the foreigners with whom they
have to be content, are green, inexperienced, cannot speak any other
language but their own and that they
have to be taught their work from the
very commencement and when they
know a little they move on and a fresh
batch of imported ignoramusej have to
be taught all over again.
One cause of delay-probably affecting all classes of laborers on the construction from the laborer (stationmen
and day men), skilled mechanics, and
the sub-contractors themselves, dissatisfaction at the lack of good food
Complete lack in many camps of adequate medical attention and medical
supplies even the cheapest necessary
aids to health and sanitation in camp
life being wanting.
The men are docked, each and every
one, one dollar per month, for this attendance and because they do not get
it, even the ignorant foreigner from
Europe, who is learning and learning
more than his work and the language
of his teachers, expects this and has a
right to he dissatisfied if he does not
get it.
The irregular mail service for which
everyone pays twenty-five cents per
month, neither the letters that are
sent out or those that arrive at headquarters are delivered at their destination for months after they are sent
and in many cases never delivered at
The sub-contractors also complain
that they cannot get their material
when they want it. They cannot get
their rails and the necessary tools and,
perforce, they must keep their men
idle, eating their heads off, at the subcontractors' cost, or if station men
they must be kept idle eating their
own heads off at their own cost. This
is another cause of delay due to the
inadequate organization at headquarters, and the third catiso is the spirit
that exists amongst tho men and
amongst the camps. The lack of cohesion from those in authority to those
at their service, not a spirit of friendly
help, but the devil helps you if you are
not smart enough to help yourself before I help myself.
1 would suggest, humbly suggest that
these may be remedied; for ths first
cause of delay, supervision that camp
supplref, mct'ical and mail delivery,
etc. s'r .11 be ameliorated and adver-
IContlnued on page 6.)
Government Sends Official to Inspect Camps in the Railway
Construction Zone.
With instructions to investigate
the reported outbreak of typhoid
fever here and in the camps alone,
the construction zone, Dr. C. McLean
late physician in charge of the Hazelton hospital, arrived here on tho
boat yesterday from Victoria. Dr.
McLean wa:--. sent into thc interior
by Dr. Fagan, of the provincial department of health.
Dr. McLean handled very successfully a similar state of affairs in
Hazelton, and was chosen by thc
health department to make a thorough investigation of the conditions
of the'public health along the construction of the G.T.P., and report
to Victoria.
Dr. D. B. Lazier, the local medical
health officer, reports several new
cases of typhoid this week. The provincial polico, in their capacity of
health officers, have been investiga
ting sanitary conditions in the town.
They have condemned certain wells
for general public use, anil are en-
deavoring to keep certain wells of
the best water In constant use, thereby maintaining their pi rity. The
best precautions are being taken by
all the authorities to prevent the
spread of the slight outbreak, and
no anxiety is felt locally. Many
people are being treated with anti-
typhus vaccine by the local physicians, and Dr. McLean will continue
this work wherever it is desired on
the ennstruction line.
A meeting is called for Tuesday
evening next, In thc tire hall, for the
purpose of discussing the building of
a hospital here. It is to be hoped
that something definite will be done
in this matter.
Lumbering, Farming, Mining
and Fishing Are Some of
the Country's Potentialities
-Remarkable System of
Natural Waterways.
Mrs. Geo, E. McLaughlin was the
hostess at, a pretty garden party,
held In her beautiful river-front
garden last Thursday afternoon. Mrs.
McLaughlin's flower garden is one of
the beauty spots of the Fort George
district. Amongst those present were:
Mrs. Thos. Heme: Mrs. Holden; Mrs.
Capt. Foster; Mrs. C. M. Brown;
Miss Crawford, and Mrs. McGaughey.
The occasion was in honor of Mrs.
E. L. Holden, who is terminating a
several week's visit, to this town
with her husband today.
Three hundred head of cattle arrived here this week for the P, Bums
Company. The animals are being
slaughtered at the company's yards
on the Pierre Itoi ranch.
A dead man wns found on an island
a mile below the town this week. He
wis not Identified and was buried by
the police. Another case of "found
Inspector of Inl inn Agencies Cummiskey was a visitor here this week.
He left for Fraser Lake to make an
inspection of the reserves accompanied hy Indian Agent McAllan,
George Hardie, local superintendent of construction for Messrs,
Foley, Welch & Stewart, leaves In a
few days for a holiday tour of Bev-
eral months. Mr. Hardie was ono of
the lirst of the contracting force to
arrive here.
Accountant Richmond, of the local
branch of the Royal Hank of Canada,
returned yesterday from a pleasure
trip to the coast citi.u.
"Doc" Campbell, of the Gore &
McGregor field force, left this morning for Victoria.
A meeting will be held in the fire
hall on Third Street, on Tuesday
evening August 26th., 1913 at 8 o'clock to discuss the building of a
hospital, and also to elect a committee to look after same.
A story from the pen of Hon.
Frank Oliver, Ex-Minlster of the In
terlor under the Launer Government,
reaches us through his paper, the Ed
monton Bulletin. Hon. Mr. Oliver
was a recent visitor here, and the
following story is derived from his
In speaking of the region opened to
occupation in Northern British Columbia by the construction of the Grand
Trunk Pacific the question is naturally
asked, "What is it good for?" The
answer is that il has possibilities of
lumbering, farming, mining and fishing
on an immense scale. First of all, although hilly, it is not mountainous, and
is composed of clay, not rock. Fort
George is in the same latitude as Ed
monton-that is, a little below 53
north-and in within 2.r>0 miles of the
Pacific coast by air line, while Edmonton is 000. The elevation is about 300
feet less than Edmonton.
A number of former citizens of Edmonton are now residents at Fort
George. Their experience of the climate is that the summer there is longer and hotter, nnd with less rain, than
at Edmonton, while the winter is correspondingly shorter and generally
milder, and with less wind, but with
occasionally cold snaps. The soil lacks
the redundant natural fertility of the
prairies, and, of course, must lie cleared of woods before it can be cultivated,
but where cultivation has been tried it
has been found reasonably successful.
Although the rainfall is lighter than at
Edmonton, it is still sufficient to permit
of cultivation without irrigation. To
the southwest, irrigation is necessary
at Quesnel, seventy-five miles down
the Fraser from Fort George. Westward from Fort George, in the Nechaco
and Bulkley valleys, traversed by the
G.T.P., on the way to Hazelton, tie
conditions of climate and soil are said
to be very much the same as in the
vicinity of Fort George, with possibly
« somewhat larger rainfall.
The extent of the agricultural possibilities of the region may be gathered
in some measure from the pre-empt on
maps issued by the government of
British Columbia. The Fort (Jeorge
sheet shows land alienated by purchase
or pre-emption northward from Fort
George to Summit Lake, which is tl e
source of a branch of the Peace, a distance of about thirty miles, and southward on both banks of the Fraser ft r
an equal distance, with a breadth of
from 25 to 50 miles, Large areas have
also been purchased or pre-empted
along the Upper Praser to the Home
Creek crossing, ninety miles from Fort
George. Also large areas on Bear
Creek, which enters the Fraser from
the west at the Third Crossing, and for
a long distance along Willow Kiver.
The Stuart Lake shows a considerable area taken along Crouked Itivt r.
the outlet of Summit Lake, towards
the Peace. On the Salmon Hiver the
area alienated extends to a point nearly fifty miles from Fort George. A
large area is taken on the Stuart Kiver
which enters the Nechaco from Stuart
Lake, north of the railway; and a similar area is taken on the northwesterly
sliore of Stuart Lake, at least fifty
miles distant from the nearest railway
All along the railway, which follows
the Nechaco lo Fraser lake, I'lO miles
west of Fort George, a broad belt on
both sides of the railway has been alienated. Taken altogether, this is a
very large area staked for agriculture.
It does not include lie Bulkley valley,
still further west towards Hazelton,
which has also been largely alienated.
Of course, the mere pre-emption or
purchase of these large areas does not
mean immediate occupntion and cultivation, even to the same extent that
similar acquisition of land on the prairies would. The loc ition is largely
speculative, and, besides, there is the
deterrent of  the  cost and  delay   of
(Continued on pago 8.) PAGE   TWO
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Wl-1 uro flattered at the attention of tlie Vancouver Sun
bestowed upon an article from the pen of our Victoria correspondent which dwell upon a future railway
policy of Sir Richard McBride, which appeared in these
columns some weeks ago.
In a long-winded editorial on August 8th, the Sun
introduces the matter as follows:
"An interest iu'r interview with Sir Richard McBride,
which appears in the issue of the South Fort George
Herald of July 26, is all the more worthy of attention
since, if the statements attributed to the premier are
genuine, and we have no doubt they are, they constitute
a declaration of the policy which the government will
place before the province, when they next appeal to the
electors—an event which, it is becoming apparent, is not
very remote. When we suggest the possibility that Sir
Richard mav hesitate to acknowledge the utterances attributed to him in the Herald, we do so only because no
such full and definite announcement of the programme,
which he there outlines, has been made in any of the
daily papers on the Coast and it seems singular that Sir
Richard should single out the South Fort Herald as the
publication to be favored by first conveying to the public
the future intentions of his government. It is true, of
course, that the people of that district are so situated
that Sir Richard's last and greatest election cry would
appeal, in a singular maimer, to them ; and no doubt a
policy possessing the sanction of the Northern districts
could be brought more effectively before the Southern
constituencies than it could be if it were sprang on them
unsupported to lie subjected to the criticism which it
would undoubtedly receive."
The article from which, the Vancouver Sun gleaned its
lirst full intimation of Sir Richard's intentions regarding
the great north and south transcontinental line was the
result of an interview accorded to our correspondent. We
are not aware that the important line of policy foreshadowed in this paper as a result of that interview was by
any means restricted in its publication to this journal,
but we appreciate the fact that the article dealt with
brought into a context certain vast undertakings of railroad and international authorities and presented the
various projects as an interwoven and culminative undertaking, the possibilities of which have appealed to the
far-seeing politician, Sir Richard McBride.
We fail to understand how any circumstances can
justify the attack by even the most rabid partizan journal upon such a project as the Premier's advocation of a
line of railway extending from the Isthmus of Panama
to Alaska. The matter steps boldly away from the intricacies of conflicting political opinion and becomes at
once an international undertaking for the promotion of
industrial and commercial development along the Pacific
provinces and states.
The project of a north and south railroad through
British Columbia has always vastly interested the people
of Northern British Columbia. Especially have the possibles of this project been watched by the writer. A
few men in British Columbia have made an issue of this
north and south railroad, especially Mr. C. II. Lugrin,
editor of the Victoria Colonist. As far back as the year
1908 the writer dealt with the crying need of such a
route, and we have lived to see the day when Vancouver
and Victoria must realize to the fullest extent the fact
that the building of the P.G.E. even has been delayed
too long in the stages of its inception.
It must be realized that British Columbia needs, first,
last and all the time, railroads, and then more railroads.
The section of this province now developed by the construction of railroads is infinitesimal in comparison to the
enormous region to the north which lies stagnant.
The meeting called for Tuesday next to discuss the
matter of obtaining a hospital in this town will, we trust,
be thoroughly representative. This matter assumes the
proportions of an important duty. The support of the
provincial government to this move may lie anticipated
with confidence, and we see no reason why the matter
should not be launched successfully at the meeting. In
this undertaking thc valuable assistance of the ladies of
our community may be relied on, and this assistance in
itself should materially support the issue.
An agitation has been on foot for some time, commenced by the "interests," to prevail upon the Governor-
in-Council to refuse a hearing of the G.T.P. appeal from
the decision of the Railway Commission. This is a sign
of weakness and fear in the bowels of the octopus. The
"interests" know full well lhat this appeal spells disaster
to them.
.ennedy, Blair k U). J   The Northern Lumber & Mercantile Company Limited
Limited W. F. COOKE, Pres. RUSSELL PEDEN, Vice-Pres. G E MrUiininu ,
| 1 ' "'■■'■"Uiinl.lH, Stcttiny
expects every employee to do
his duty, and if he doesn't do
it there is something doing.
This has been the secret of j
our success. Do you ever stop
to think that when you drop
into Kennedy-Blair's store to |
buy a pair of pants thai you
have four thousand pairs to
pick from?
This same mammoth proportion applies to our
We can satisfy the most particular tastes.
iLaH \l Jy__\lrih  M_i_u__\h_i lid i%
Manufacturers and Dealers in the Best FIR
and SPRUCE LUMBER in British liiii^
You can't build economically without getting
our estimates from cellar to roof.
Operators of the Famous Light
Draught Steamer   "Quesnel,"
Wo extend to our customers
the same courteous treatment
irrespective of nationality orl I
We have now on hand an
immense quantity of
We appeal to those running
horse restaurants to call and
examine our horse feed.
Our city delivery leaves at
10 a. m. and 3 p. m, for all
parts of the city.
Kennedy, Blair
& Co., LM,
HAYING Seasom is Here!
We are prepared to supply your machinery
.   wants,  including   .
McCormick Mowers and Rakes
Hand Rakes, Forks, etc., at our usually
low prices
orthern Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
Second Street
Suuth Fort George
Cent nil Avenue
Fort Gei rge
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P.O. Box 17. South Fort George, B.C.
of superior quality and
in all quantities.
Pioneer Sawmill and Steamboat Operators in New
British Columbia.
Phone One-One
C. E. McElroy, Manager.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
Four pool tables
Splendid environments
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Shop First St. Near Landing of Steamer Chilcotin.
Here Are
A Few Things We Keep
in Stock which perhaps cannot be bought
anywhere else in Northern B. C.
A Full Line of GROCERIES Just Arrived.
The t. A. Blair Bargain House
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Real Estate and Insurance Agents
Fort George:  160 Acres Suitable for Sub-Division
Five acre Garden Tracts within two miles of Town on
Government road; Open Land; Good Soil; Good Water
Call and See Us.    Write and Enquire.
Hamilton Avenue,
South Fort George.
Central Avi nue,
Fort George
Four-Foot Mill Wood
$3.75 Per Cord Delivered
This wood will be sold  at $5 per
conl this winter.
Phone 11
Fort George Trading & Lumber Co. Ltd
Frestt button
3     Veal
Wholesale and j
.,.    |lt0 Saturday KighU)
Hammond Rubs the Lamp Again
H! d Produces Bulkley, B.C.,
Townsite Minus People
,eady Dubbed a City.
, , nf Fort George Town
Promott-'i m ruu
Lots at Pullman Car Pr.ces
Formulates Dream No. 2
and Prepares to Reap Another Rich Harvest.
Evidently emboldened by the
easy manner in which they disposed of a few hundred acres of
land as "Fort George town lots."
the Natural Resources Security
rj0ii of Vancouver,  B.C., have
started to put over another proposition that would hardly bear
the acid test.   This is to be "the
coming city of the northern inferior, " as stated in their varicolored  posters--Bulkley.    For
the benefit of those unfamiliar
with Northern British Columbia
it may be mentioned that one of
the best known agricultural and
fruit areas is the Bulkley valley.
It will thus be selfevident that a
"city'' by the same name, thus
linking the two together, would
loom largely in the mind of the
unthinking   public   and   make
them   easier   victims  for  oily
salesmen.    This   is   the   usual
method of the doubtful subdivision vendor.   According to the
literature produced by one of the
townsite   managers,   James B.
Martin, lots are being sold from
$250 to $350.   This would not be
too bad if there was anything
tangible or legitimate behind the
proposition that would bear recommendation.     But    Bulkley
does not by any means appear to
be in that class, and there is
nothing on the horizon to warrant any prediction that it ever
will be.
A few facts on the proposed
highly imaginary "city of Bulk-
ley" are here given for the quiet
deliberation of possible investors. The only settlement in that
district which could as yet even
be classed as a village is Telkwa,
situated at the junction of the
Bulkley and Telkwa rivers.  The
railway commission have already
been applied to for their official
sanction of a station   at   this
Point, with fair prospects of the
request being granted.   East of
Telkwa about one mile is Aider-
mere, where a village has been
established.    There are   fairly
good hotels at both places, with
the usual stores and residences
necessary in the early stages of
the pioneer village. But it i_ not
anticipated that they will develop
into towns of any great importance, or lead   to   a  stampede
among investors and speculators.
About four miles east of Telkwa is the heralded "coming city
°f the northern interior," Bulk-
lei''   According to information
received from a resident in that
district there is no human habitation on the same side of the
nver w>thin three miles of this
Proposed   "city"  0r   townsite.
Une or two houses are said to
mark h°niesteads on the  high
J"» of land across the Bulkley.
or the townsite, so attractively
"apped out by the Vancouver
jai estate company, the Grand
^Pacific have no plans at
^"t for a depot
date, and surely the public deserves that much of a guarantee
before parting with their hard-
earned money.
General Manager Hammond is
said to be a past master in the
art of getting people to believe
that they are getting "what they
aint."   To j udge by some advertising literature prospective clients could hardly be blamed for
adjudging him as bordering almost on the superhuman in his
supposed prescience and ability
to forecast eventualities.   In a
word, they practically believe he
is invariably endowed with so
much "inside" information that!
he can tell in advance just where
divisional points,  stations, and
so on, are going to be—with the
resulting contention that he is
able to pick off the ripe cherries
and   hand   them   over to  his
friends.  But "the best laid plans
of   mice   and   men   gang   aft
Mr. Hammond, with the presumed intuitiveness of a Sherlock Holmes for ferreting out
hidden Becrets, discovered that
the divisional point was going to
be about four miles east of Telkwa.   That problem settled in his
own mind, it seems, he quietly
planned to beat out any possible
opposition to secure the homesteads in a district that must
surely be transformed from forests into a flourishing city.   He,
no doubt, had visions of the real
estate turnovers culminating in
a huge private fortune.   It is reported that sufficient farm land
was secured to populate a city,
just as happened at Fort George.
Not a cloud could be seen in the
In the meantime the railway
engineers were busy surveying
the whole district and reporting
to their chiefs the various points
under consideration.   One after
another was dropped, till eventually it simmered down to the site
finally selected nine miles west
of Telkwa-instead of four miles
east.   This has been definitely
decided, and will be known to
future generations as the G.T.P.
divisional   point   and   town of
Smithers, the commercial centre
of Bulkley valley.   Telkwa and
Aldermere   may grow, but by
force of circumstances will remain of much lesser importance.
Smithers seems destined to dominate.
And Mr. Hammond's vision of
having his name written large
by future historians as the man
who built the great "city of the
northern interior" appears to
have been fatally wrecked on
the hidden rock of Smithers. It
is another sad case of what
might have been-and a voice
crying in the wilderness.
Alas! Poor Bulkley !
recovering this submerged wealth
is by dredging, and several attempts have been made with the
old-style dredges with mediocre
results, the machine not being
adaptable to the peculiar conditions which exist on the Fraser.
About the time the high-water
stage of the Fraser was reached
a dredge was finished in New
Westminster which is the invention of Mr. J. Rochford, a placer
miner of forty-eight years' experience, and which is expected
to  revolutionize   the   dredging
business in British Columbia, not
only for gold, but also for sand
and  gravel.     In   principle   it
works exactly opposite from the
old types, the dredging buckets
dragging the material from below instead of scooping it up
and carrying it to the surface of
the barge, thence to be run into
sluice buckets.   There is a two-
inch space under each  bucket
and riffles of amalgam  plates
may be arranged in the run-way
beneath the buckets, converting
it into a sluice box, saving the
gold below the water.   In the
old dredges the sluice boxes had
to be built on the deck of the
dredge and water pumped up for
sluicing purposes.
It is claimed by the inventor,
Mr. Rochford, from whom the
dredge takes its name, that the
capacity of the machine built in
New Westminster is 100 cubic
yards of material per hour. Automatic arrangements are provided for overcoming difficulties
encountered by striking boulders
and the sluice may be raised at
any time for cleaning up.
A Seattle syndicate, headed by
Mr. A. Hanford, brother of Judge
Hanford, has just purchased the
dredge, and it is now on its way
up the river to be put to work
on twenty acres of Union bar
which the syndicate owns.   In
addition to the twenty acres they
have a lease from the government on one-half of the river
bottom  adjoining.      Numerous
tests have been made on the bar,
and it is claimed that the gravel
carries from 35 cents to 65 cents
per cubic yard in gold.   The expense of operating the dredge is
figured at 3 1-2 cents per cubic
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In the early days of the Cariboo excitement millions of dollars' worth of placer gold was
recovered from the gravel bars
flanking the Fraser river in the
vicinity of Hope, the three largest producers being Hill's bar,
Boston bar and Union bar. With
pan, cradle and sluice box the
pioneer miners were able to skim
the surface, but whenever the
water level of   the  river was
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*«• !■ no obviousreasonwhy cause they had no means of sa^
ft» Proposition should be foisted ing the values below    Those of
^unsuspecting populace at theargonaiu,who*. £1 *J
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ould step in and demand cause
why it
is being marketed in any
ie or form, particularly in
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GEORGE. B. C Ft   George Lnnd Dist,   Hist, ol Peace River
TAKE notice  tlmt  Dorothy  1..  Piper, ol
Vancouver,  B.  C,  occupntion  spinster,  in
lends to  npply  ior permission  to purchase
lianted   at   the
v, -i     of soutli  nank'ot Clouke river and
,       ,   Jemptyinji   into  the  west   end   ol  ^»"'{'\
Vancouver.-"I  believe firmly  tnat  •„,„   j^ke,   nud    marked     "D.L.I •> "-^
tbe   Shushanna will  even  eclipse  the  cmmt£  thencc    ^Zf\,oZt_  chains
Klondike in the matter of gold output,   m'nrc (r ,css ,,, U|C rlver. thence easterly
not perhaps in placer hut eventually ' follow!..;- the bank to point ol commence
. . ,, j t i im.. ment containing 480 acres more 01 less,
in hydraulic mining," declared Mf- m^y 5, 1913 DOROTHY L. PIPER.
James 1> Rudd, a mining man, who Kt George Land Dist. Dist. ot Peace River
now hails from New York city but who -^^^—l^TTl^^
was formerly a city orncial ot Nome, Vancouver| p. c., occupation gentleman,
Alaska, and' familiar with a consider- intends to apply Ior permission to pur-
able pari of lh,* territory where the A[^ZnZif Z! ..Z'.hli}Z^, iniW,
new strike was recently made. („ ,., ,•,., mouth on the north bank of
Mr. Rudd spent several years in the clonk. ^^Xfwd'nmrW * a!
north in the opening years ol the pre- ,,,.-,. ^ s K c, r..,.r " thencc north So
sent century, but has made his home in chains':' tlicnce west 80 chains; thencc
.',.,., 11 . ., *i,i, f,o cliains morc or less to the river,
the east fnr the last three years. He 'ZZ\Z,Z following the bank to thc
did considerable prospecting around , -,,, o( commencement, containing; *|S"
Nome and the Klondike before he set- icrcs more■« less.      ^   b   CAI<KINS.
tied down to work  in  a  civic capacity _•_- ; ,
in Nome.    He is now in the city on his ];|   Ci{.lirpc p ,,„i jpst.   Dist. of Peace River
wav toAlaska for the first   lime since TAKEnotice that John Davis, of Van
,     , .,   ,                     ,,c*,,,.,,.| ,-oiivrr    TP   C,     occupation   Engineer,   in
1904, and while he is going to SewaH. j^r'ln'n. ,iU. f, r ,.el,„:s,;li„ ln parchase
is interested in some big min- (]ll, ...p, „-:„., described lands:
,.,:,..   ),.,   may visit   the   new Commencine  at   a   nost   planted   at   the
a  strike   before   he   returns
!.*•■<•■ -■'   in   the new Strike 1 ..*..-    thence     west   Ro    cha'ns;     thenci
I ream:
al   cast
Pi   George Land Dist.   ins..". * --
TAKE notice that R. Roberts, ol \n -
mWtCi B. C, occupation Tcam-stcr n-
temlslo apply for permission to pi
tlie following described lands:
Commencing at n post pla
end „i west arm ol Cho-eta-bon LaKe am,
on north sliore, marked ' R.R s., s*i_«*
„„„,..."   iheuce   norlh    80   chains;   lience
ves.   So    chains;   thence     south    hnwi
more or less lo  U.e  arm;  tliencc casteil)
following the shore  lo point "I  comn ence-
...,,..    containing  -IS" acres moro  orl*
Ft.- George Land Dist. Dist ol Peace River
TAKE* notice tU B. Clark of Van
couver D C , occupation Hen., inten Is
to apply'for permission to purchase the
[ollowing described l.uuls:-
Commencine al .1 post planted five mibs
t. mile norlli of Hie north
nd ol ('le* el 1 bon Lake and
\ S.E. eoiner," theme north
chains;   llience
inir :
„f el,,, eta-bi •■ T ake,
-TO S K. corner " them
,-,    thence     o" sl   So    cha'
-aura! all across the continent ac- ^tZl {*Zw ZZZfZi.   >iro.n   ■
,. -.   --,.-   lo   Mr. Rudd, and   if  the first \pn\nt   ,,[    commencement,    containing  48'
r turn   prove that the gold is there in acres more nr les
anything like paying quantities, there)   ™«r ?■ ""-'■
will   |,e   a   rush from all  parts of   the  Ft   r l!iml Dist.   nist. of Peace Rivor
continent   that   will  eclipse  even   the     •|*,\K1*: nolice  thai  Hannah  Roberts,  of
in-     ike's palmv days. Vancouver,  B.  C,  occupation  Married Wo-
'. ,""  " ,     ,,    ,   „,   ■   1 man.  intends   tn annly    bar nermissinn tn
.-•,*.,   ,;., [havei ever actually been in 1      ,,,s„ t],e ,„„owine described lands:-
the  Shushanna  district,   I came very j   Com nein? at    a pnst   nlanted at   Oh*
1  ,,,,-,■„-....Mmo- ti-ir-,   So'-ti, East   corner nf Tot  27W South  side
near going on a long prospectu      up ^.m  nl1dmarl-ed  "H.R's.,  N.E,
enrner"   thrnce    south   80   chains;   llience
st   So   ch lins:   thence   north   80   chains:
tiience     east   So    chains to point ol   com
mencement,   cniitainine"   bin   aires,
there in 1904," said Mr. Rudd in a reminiscent vein. "I was in Dawson at
the time on my way out, and had a
pretty well filled poke, too-several of
them, in fact. 1 met a halfbreed Indian ■md Kski.no in Dawson who simply Ft. Re .rge Land Dlst. Di«t. nl rrnrc River
tlian ano fiSKimo in Liaw 1 j      TAKK  not;ce  „mt  T   M   Rowlands,   of
implored me to grubstake him  ond he Vs1,Co,u.er, B. C, wTunntinn winter, in-
would lead me   to   a   rich placer Strike   tends  to  anplv  for nermissinn  to purchase
he had made in the distric.  now known hh.WW^descrihc,nands:- ^  ^   ^
as the Shushanna.    He had some gold,   ,,nr,|.   vest  mrner     of Lot 2752,  nn  the
too, bu!   claimed   that   he had to leave  nnrth   side   of    Nation   river  and  marked
' , . "T.M.R's.    S.U.   corner       thenee  nnrlh   8n
after only one day s prospecting 10 pit-1 ]ia;iis,   thenre   W(,st Rn    chains-  thence
vent starving.   Business demanded my Unuth s.. chains: thenoe east 8n Cains to
. .   1...  ,. that 1 was   noint   nt    commencement,    containing  640
verv near going, as the fellow seamed
so deadly in earnest and wished to re-
ir a favor I had done him.    ll   pt   Cenrge Land Dlst,   Dist. of Peace Piver
it   all  the  old sour-     TAKE entice that Wm   R. Tait, of Van-
doughs of Alaska have tlways predicted a big strike in the district of which
Shushpnna is a part- But few of them
seemed to have any inclination to try
lo prospect, the distiict, for it was a
verj hard one to get into in l^hose clays,
and provisions were
what I learned "I 1
the Shushanna the district is interlace!
with small creeks, something like the j ,
upper reaches of the Klondike, that U?*.. r,er,ree Land Dist. Dist. ot Peace Paver
should make an ideal country for hy- TAKE notice that .L.Tamieson, nf Ven-
,      ,.       .  . , ..1.11 c-*»uvcr.   P.   C,  occupation   ernnm.   intends
drauhc mining on a large scale. L    v„.,v  fol. rermissin11  to purchase U.e
Alluring  reports of  tho gold strike tnl'owinir deserihed lands*.
at  Shushanna' still  continue  to  drift    Commencing  at  a  nost  planted  at  the
. .     . ,    , ,   inrlh   w«st    e'.rner   nf   T,nt   2755,   on   Ihe
southward irom the diggings, and Old ,,„rth „,-„(, nf Nation river and marked "D
prospectors Who have long since laid | .T'ss.. S. W. corner." thenee north Sn
aside  their pack,  and  mining imple- Ro chains-"l^e Vest 80 cLvs to iZt
er.   P.   C,   nccupatinn    carnenter,   in-
.  ...   applv  f. r nermissinn   tn  purchase
[ llowinp   described   lands: -
mmeu ing   at   a    nost  nlanted on  the
h   easl   , er     of   I.ot   27-tt,   on   the
1- si le nl Nation r;ver, and marked
> T's.. S.K. corner " .hence nnrth Ro
is: thenee west So chains: thencc
h Rn , hains- thence east Sn chains tn
ightyhigh. From  point   nf    commencement,    containing  6..n
Mav  to,   nn.
nf   cnmmenceinent,   contnininp   o.o   acres.
Mav   10,   iqpp
ments and had lurii i memories of the
1 ist for gold, have again heard the call
of tlie wilds and, shouldering their
packs, have joined in the rush of hun-
AmA* nf «,  n ,-   th,   ,,-ol.i rli n-.rbl- r ■ | Ft. Cenrgc La nd Dist.   Dist. of Peace Ri ver
dreds ..f men to the gold dig j   TAKB snol)co lliat Wm, „  Rowlanr.S| ,lf
Vnncouver,  II,   C,   occupation   printer,   intends to apply lor permission to purchase
Twenty  thousand dollars  was   paid the following described  lnmls:-
.   ■>. 1 1     1, j. .,    ,,1 ,   l„ n ,,„        Commencing   nt   a   post   plnnted   nt   thc
for eight pure black fox cubs by Ram- „,„,,, west «„„ fj, \M  * ^ sn„ni si(U.
elson & Levinson,  of Edmonton, for a of Nation river   and marited "W.d.r's.,
Princi   Edward  Island concern.   They hj-w-  ''"rner,"   thencc  south    80  chains:
, ,.___, v. ,, 1      thence   cast     Ro   clmins;   tl.encc    north   Ro
Were brought   Irum   Norway House by  chnins;   thenee west  Ro chains to point of
J.   W.   Haier,   a   well-known   trapper,   commencement,  containing  6..0  acres.
He originally asked $25,000 for then,,!   „ ™^ DANIEL ROWLANDS
but Finally accepted the offer of $20,000. j
He brought the animals into Edmonton
.,   . ., Pt. George Land Dist.   Dist. of Peace Rlvcr
on account ol hearing that there was a TAKE notice   tnat William Evans, of
brisk   demand   fur them and   also that Vancouver,   II.  C,  occupation   joiner,   in-
t'o l„. -1 rrieeR could be obtained in the  lcml?  ."  "',|1'-'' f"r l"'r|nission to purchaae
l..e oest price* couia oe ooiainea 111 ine  |||r toilowing  described  lands:-
capltal city,   Mr. Ramelson states that    Commencing   nt  a    post   planled  four
contrary  to general opinion, the de- ,n,1[S '"''' ■l"' two mi% "nrtl1 "' l,ort*'
.   .•    ,.       ,,     ,    ,.     '        .,, shore   west   end   end   of   Cho-eta bon   Lake,
mai.d for live black foxes will continue, L,,a mnt),eu o\v.E's., S.E. corner," theiue
especially if they are so fine as the eight north 80 ihains- theme   west 80 chains:
he has just purchased, which he states fell  ZZ Zt  'YZl,  ",tl,"'c;'st 8"
J       ' chains   io    jio.nt  ol  commencement,  colt-
are  the finest examples he has ever
seen.     They   were   shipped   east   in
charge of two attendants.
Pt. Oeorge Land Hist, Dist. nf Peace River
TAKIC notiee that Spencer Hopkins, of
Vancuuver, H. C, occupation Clurk, intends to apply lor permission to purchase
lhe   folluwiug  descrilied   lands:-
Commencing at a post planted f.ve miles
east and two mibs north of the north
Borden and Hon. P. Cochrane on mat-! shore at west end of Cho-eta-bon Luke,
ters of western railway construction. | nnd marked "S.H's., S.E. corner," thenee
,,     ,,, ,        .      .        . nortii   80   chains;     Ihenee   wcsl   80 ehains;
Mr. Stewart,   Who   has   just    returned   thence     soutli   Ro  chains;    theuee   east   Ko
from   his   newly-purchased   estate  in cliains  to    point  of  commencement,  eon
Two interesting visitors to Ottawa
are M. II. Foley and .1. W. Stewart of
Foley. Welch & Stewart.. Both have
had several conferences   with   Premier
taining G..o aires.
May  7,  1913,
..lining fi.|o acres.
Mny 7, l9>3*
Suthcrlandshire, absolutely denies that
he has  any ambition to enter British
politics, as recently reported by cable,
but it is known among his friends here pt. Oeorge Land Dist.   Dist. of Peace Rivci
that he has been offered   a  knighthood     TAKEnotice that  Jim Edwards, of Van
•ma 0 so-il I'm* *. SnnHlaVi .livi.-; ,„,,1 -''"""'''• "• ****i "-.'cupation teamster, in-
.inn .1  se.u   101   .i  ocoi.isn u \isun t.   ,,.„,iP  ,n „,„i,, 1 ,. ,,,., ,, .-      , ,
1 tends in «1 >5' 1 v lor permissiun to purchase
Westminster.     He   says   that satisfac-  the  following  described   lands:-
tory  progress  is  being  made on the    Commencing at a post planted one mile
■n,'.,.    ,..,,,, ' 1    ,,       ,, -,. 1    wl'sl   '-'f   Hie  east   end nf the  west   arm   of
Pacific Great Eastern and other British kho-eta-bon Lake, on north shore, and
Columbia contracts which his company I mnrked ".r.h'.y, s.K, comer," tlicnce
hns.   He   is  optimistic regarding the I "Z,i f, ZZ'n ","'""' w''sl ,H'* <?ml.","i
,,,,,' , a .llience solllil hu chains mure nr less lo thc
nancial situation and declares that al- arm;  thenco easterly following the shore
ready the clouds have  cleared and thi*|!"": '" noinl  "f commencement, tc.nlain
west will sou,,   [eel  the lifting of the    g 4     "es """"jJm bvans
financial   Bcringency  probably sooner    May -*. 'Drv
" . First  insertion  June  28—Lust  August   2J.
cast 111
shore '
Sn   chains;   tlicnce   wesl
so-ith 80 chains   thenee  easi   Sn chains ti
containing   C.|
,,1111111-11 cell. 1*1.1
Mav r, I'M1-
Ki   George Land Dist.   Dist. ot Pence River
T\KE notice that  Arthur D. Hams, ol
,-;,    nver   11   C.  occupation Mnchinis!  intends to nnply foi nission to purchase
the  following  descrii 1 1
(' .miu. 111 ing at a ] os(
Clouke river winch  en
end  .f Cho-eta loi.  I.
11 IPs.. S E.   .- .rner
chains tlicnce wc: 1 80
[.I.e.led live miles
norlh  bank  ol
,-s  into   tbe  wesl
nd  marled   "A.
theuce   north   80
lins: llience south
,0   eh tins    in ire   or   less     tn     the   river-
theme cistcrlv  following  the bank  to  the
iioint   of    cnniii.enceme.it,     containing   480
v-crrs more or  less.
Mav 6, 19..V ARTHUR  D. HARRIS
TAKIC notice llial 111. ft., ivuiigni, u.
Vancouver, H. C, occupation Clerk, intends lo apply for permission to purchase
the luliuwing describeil latlds:-
Commencing at a post planted oil the
Snitli bank ol Clouke river, and one mile
[rom the mouth, where it empties into
Cho-eta-bon Lake, and marked "M.A.E's.,
N.E. corner" thence south 80 chains; thencc
v. est Ro chains; tlicnce north 60 chains
more or less to the rivcr; llience fullowing lhe river easterly to point ul commencement, containing 480 acres more ur
May 5, I915. M. A. ENRIGHT
Ft. George Land Dist,   Dist. 1' Peace River
mTAKE   imtice   that     llariiuid   Glllis,   of
Vancouver,    B.  IT.,  occupalion  gentleman,
intends   to   npplv   for   perinissiun   to   pill
chase   the   fulluwing   described   lallds:-
Coinmencing at a post planted two miles
from the mouth mi the south bank of
Clouke river, which empties into t'lim-ta
hon Lake, and marked "B.G's., N.E.
corner," llience SOUtll 80 chnins; thenee
.vest Rn chains; theuce nurlh 60 chains
more or less: Ihenee easterlv folluwiug
the bank »l river to point o( commencement    containing  480  acres more  or  less.
May 5,  1913- BARNARD GILLIS
Ft George Land Dist, Dist. of Peace River
TAKE notice that 11. J. Griffiths, of
Vancoiver, B. •'., occupation Teamster,
intends to npplv fur permission to purchase the fopowing described lands:-
Commenciug at a pnst planted six miles
from the mouth on Hie north hank nf
Cl .tike Hiver. which empties intn the west
end of Cho-eta Pun Lake, and marked "D.
T.G's., S.E. corner." thence north 80
ehains- thence west 80 chains; thelice south
fio chains more nr less to the river: thence
[ollowing the bank to point nf commencement, contnining 480 acres more nr less.
Mav 6, I913. D. T. GRIFFITHS.
Ft. Oeorge L.-nd Disl. Dist. nf Peace River
'I'AKE nntiee that Robort Hopkins, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupntion gentleman,
intends to nnnlv for nermission to pur
chase   thc   followine:   deccribed   lands:-
Com.nrncii.g at a post nlanted one mi'e
easl of the west end and on tho north
shore of Oh, eta P011 Lake and marked
"R.II's.. S.E. corner," thence norlh Rn
.hains: Ihcnce west 8n chains; tl.encc South
fn chains more or less to the lake; thence
easterly, followin:' the shore to point nl
commencement, enntaining 48" acres mnre
or less.
Mav 7.  1011. POBEUT HOPKINS
Ft. George Land Dist.   Dist. of Pnare Rivet
TAKE notice  that  H.  Mott,  of Vancouver,   B,   C,   occupation   Clerk,   intends   tn
ipnly     f-,r   permission    to     purchase the
foPow-n.-desci-i1 ed  lal.ds:-
Commencine at a post planled seven
miles from the mouth on the north bank
of Clouke river, which empties into the
west end o! Cho-cta-bou lake and marked
"II M's,,   S p.   corner,"    thonce   north   Ro
ihains-   Ihenee   west'Rn  ill-ins;   thenco   SOUth
i,n chains m .re or less t" the rivcr;  thoneo
easterlv  followi np    the  hank   tn   point  of
commencement,   containing  480  acres  more
or less,
Mav 6,  191V H. MOTT.
Ft. George Land Dist. Dist. nf Ponce Piver
TAKE nniire that Margaret Russell, of
Vnncouver, B. C. occunation Sninster, intends to applv for permission to purchase
the followine doscribed lands:-
Cotutuetieinc at a pnst planted seven
• in'les frntn the moutli on the south Paul:
-■f Clouke river, which emnties intn the
west end of Cho-etn-bon Lake and matked
"M.R's . N.E. curner," thenco south Rn
1 hains- thenco west 8n chains; thencc nnrlh
fio chains more nr less to tbe river: thence
easterly, following lhe hank to pnint of
commencement, containing 480 acres more
or less.
May, 5,1913.       MAROAPET RUSSELL
Ft, George Land Diit. Dist. nf Peace Kiver
TAKE notice that E. 0. Evans, of Van
couver, B. C, occupation carpenter, iniends tn apply fnr permissinn to purchase
the  fnllnwing   doscribed   lands:-
Cnunneticing nt a post planted two
miles east and one mile north of the
south end of nurth arm at lhc west end
of Cho „ta Poi, 'poke, and marked "E CLE's., S.W. enrner," thence east Rn chains;
Ihenee north 8n chains; thelice west Ku
chains; Ihenee south 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing fiio acres.
May 8, 1913,      EVAN  OWEN'  EVANS.
Ft. George Land Dist. Dist. .,1 Peace Rlvcr
TAKK notice thai M. F. Enright, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Agont, intends to applv fur permission to purchase
the following described lands:-
Coinmenciug at a post planted four
miles from lhc mouth on the south bank
of Clouke ri\er, which empties into the
vest end of Cho eta-bon Lake, aud marked
"M.E.F's., N, E. corner," thenee south Ro
chains; thence west 50 chains; tbencc north
fio chains morc ur less to the riier; tlicnce
easterly, fulluwing the river bnnk to point
of coinmc11ce.11c.it, containing 48o acres
inure or less.
May 5,   lupp M.  F.  ENRIGHT
Ft Genree Land Dist. Dist. of Peace Piver
TAKE notice that J. H. Glllis, of Van
couver, 11- C., oecupatiun gentleman, intends to npply for permission to purchase
the   following   doscribed   lands:
Commencing at a post planted three
miles from the mnuth, on Ike south kink
of Clonic river, which empties into tho
west end "f Cho-et-bbn Lake and marked
".PH.O's., N.E. corner," thenee south 80
chains; .hence wes. Ro chains; tbencc north
fiO chains more m* less to thc river; thence
.asterlv fnllnwing the bank to puint of
commencement, contnining 480 acres more
Mav 5,   .'HP
TAKE notice that h;   -r   ,, „
xnver,   11.   C,   occupation  11,    ' .'" V""
...tends   to   apply   ,,!,-     " ,    ^ T.Jlket
chase the t"ll"*iZiZtZZ'n 1 '"
Commencing ,„. „ ,)os, plJ£™*-
iioill, a,-,,,    ,,
1 marked
•-'nsl   of  south  cm!  of iiot-],',"'oT' '""' "lil«
''"'I of Cho-eta-bon  I,",. .,,.', '"   "' »«t
T.J'S.,  S.W.  corner,"  tl.ela
llience   norlh    Ko   chains-   tlic1
chains;    (hence   suutli   Ko   cha'""   *lSl  h"
ol  commeucemenl   containiii    fi  '! ''',ult
May 8,   i9T^ '^*_*&
Ft. Genrge Land Dist.   l)is
-*"t Peace Rivet
mis, ol
TAKE nntiee  that Edward
\ ancouver, B. C, occunatin*, u
tends  to  apply (ol- VZZ      t*'" "', »
the following described lamp-        ' UllBst
Cotmncncing at  a post pianted , „
north and one mile   ast , "', ""le
"I north arm at the west   -,    ,  'n" ai
bon  Lake,   and   marked    !
'oilier,"   tliencc    »is|     ;
north   Ro   chains;   thencc
thence   South   Ko   chains   I
mencement, containinc 641
May  K,   iipp r*;i)\\ AWii' \\i,llAMS
'"is; •thenct
nt  of CO
Ft. George Laud Dist,   I)
TAKI',   notice     th,,t   Hu,,],   si.wiri     t
Vancouver,   IP  C,  occupati      Sl _tt',,
Intends   to   apply   for   pern       .   '     ';
chase the full,-wine descri ■ I | ■ :
Comment ing nt a p I ■ ■•.,.., _*,
north and on,- mile easl I the s ,ulli 1
of north arm at wcsl en I af Cl eta to!
Lake and marked IPS . s W corner"
tbence cast Ru chains- thence lnml, 80
ehains: thence west k
soulh Rn chains In point ol col
containing  1140  acres.
May  8,   1913, ni'OIl   STEWART,
Fl George Land Dist, Dist. ot Peace River
TAKE notice that P. A. Allen, of Van
couver, 11. C, nccupatiun Gentleman, iniends In npply for iiermission to purchase
lhe   following  described  lands:-
Commencing mt a post planted five miles
from thc mouth on the south bank of
Clouke Piver which empties into the west
end of Cho eta Imu Lake and marked "P.
A..Vs., N.E. miner," thonce smilh 80
chains;'thence west Ro chains; thonce nortii
fio chains more ur less to the river; thence
[ojlowing hank nt river to point of commencement,   enntaining   480  aires   mnrc   nr
P.   A.   ALLEN'
Ft George Lnnd Dist, Dist. nf Peace Piver
TAKE "notico that M. J. Cudv, of Vancouver B. C, nccupatinn agent, intends
to applv for permission to purchase the
following  described lands:-
Commencing at a post planted six miles
from the mouth on the s-mlli bank ol
Ciou', e rner, which empties into tho west
end of Cho-eta-bon Lake, and marked "M
.PC's., N.E. corner," thence south 80
chains' thence west Rn chains; thence north
fit) ihains mora or less to the river; thencc
easterly lollowing the bank nf the river tn
point of commencement, containing 480
acres more nr less.
Mav 5, i<-)*3. M, J. C00DY.
Ft George Land Dist. Di.st. nf Peaco River
TAKE notice that J. H, Bennett, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Clerk, iniends to applv for permission tn purchase
the   following  described  laiuls'-
Commencing at a pnst planted ("iir
miles east and one mile imrth of the
north shore at west end of Chn-eta-bnn
Pake and marked "J.H.B's.. S.E. curncr,"
tbence imrth 80 chains: thence west 80
chains; thencc south 8n chains: thencc east
80 chains to point of commencement, containing fi|o acres nmre nr loss.
Mav 7,  1913. -I-  H. BENNETT
Ft. Genrge Land Dist. Dist. of Peace Rivor
TAKE imtice that R. D. Williams, of
Vancouver, B. C, nccupatinn Clerk, intends to applv fur permission to purchase
thc   folli wing   described   lalids:-
Commcncing at a pnst planted two miles
east and one mile nurth nf the nnrth
shure at wost end nf Cho-eta-bon Lake,
and marked "P.11.W's., S.E. corner."
theuce nnrth 8n chains; thencc west 80
chains; thonce smith 8n chains; thence
east Rn chains to puint ol commencement,
containing 640 acres.
Mav 7,  1913. R.  D. WILLIAMS.
Ft. Genrge Land Dist. Dist. of Peace Rivor
TAKE notice that T. J. Jenkins, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Clerk, inieiuls tn apply for permissinn to purchase
the following  described  lands:
Commencing at a pnst planled nnc mile
east ,md one mile nnrth nf thc nnrth
shore of the west end o( Cho-eta-bon
Pale and marked "T.J.J's., S.E. enmer"
thenre nnrlh Rn chains; thence west 80
chains; thenee south 80 chains; thrnce east
80 chains tn poiut of commencement, containing 640 acres.
May 7,   1913. T.   .1.  JENKINS.
Ft. Genrge Land Di.st. Di.st. nf Peace River
TAKE nntiee that Mary Thomas, ut
Vancouver, B. C, occupation married
woman, iniends in apply for permission to
purchase tho fullowing described lunds:-
Commencilig at a pnsl planted nnc mile
.vest ul west arm ul Clin ela bon Lake,
and marked "M.T's,, S.E. enrner," theme
norlli Ku chains; thence wesl 8" chains;
llience suuth 60 chains, more or less In
a stream; llience fnllnwing the stream.rtu
pninl nl commencement, containing 480
acres mor.- nr less.
May  5, 1913, MARY  THOMAS
Ft. George Land Dist. Di.st. of Peace Rlvcr
TAKE, notice Umi ,1, E, Rowlands, nl
Vancouver, II. ('. uccupaliun Painter, in
tends Oi apply for permission to purchase
the following described li.nds--
ColnillCllcillg nl 11 post planted tWO
miles east nf thc suuth end of imrth arm
al west end nl Clin eta-bun Lake, and
marked ".I.E.It's., S.W. corner," thencc
easl Ko ihains; (hence iiorth 80 chains;
thencc west Ko clmins; (hence smith Ro
chains i,v p"'\it nf commencement, conlaining 640 a "cm
May R,   tgij,
PI. George Land Dist. Di.st. of Peace River
TAKb'.'nnliee that .1. It. Morgan, of
Vancouver, B. C, nccupatinn Married
Woman, intends to apply fnr permission to
nurchase   Il.e   following   described   lallds:-
ColiimelHillg at a post planted live miles
eas! of lhe west end nnd on Iiorth shore
ol Chu eta-bon Lake and marked ".PH.
M's., S.E. corner," thencc nortli Ro chains
llience wost 80 chnius; thence snuth fio
chailis more nr less to the lake; thenee
easterly fnllnwing the shore to point of
commencement, cuntaining 480 acres more
ur loss.
May 7,   1913. J.  H,  MORGAN.
Fl. George Land Dist. Dist. of Pence River
TAKE notice that A. A. Bennett, of
Vancouver, B. C, occupation Gentleman,
iniends tn apply fur permission to purchase  the   fulluwing  described   lauds:*-
Commencing at a post planted lour miles
easl nf thc west end and on the north
shore of Cho-etu-bou Lake, and marked
"A.A.B's., S.E. curner," tliencc north 80
ihains; tlicnce west 80 chains; thence south
fio eliains mure or less to the lako; thence
fulluwing tlie shure easterly lo point of
commencement, containing 480 acres morc
rn* less.
May  7,  19.i. A.  A. BENNETT.
Ft. George Lnnd Dist. Dist. of Peace River
TAKE 'nnliee that R. C. Webber, uf
iVinicnuvur, 11. C, occupation Gentleman,
intends1 to apply fnr permission to purchaso the fnllnwing  descrihed latuls:-
Cniiimeiicing al a post plantod two milcs
easl of the west end and on thc nnrth
sliore nf Chu ela bun Lake, and marked
"P.C.W's., S.E. corner," thence north 80
chain:;, thonce wcsl 80 chains; thencc
soutii fin chains more or less to the lake;
thence easterly fulluwing the shore to
point nf commencement, codtalulng 48°
acres mnrc or less.
Mny 7, 1913. R. C. WEBBER
First Insertion  June 28—Lust August 23.  First  insertion  June 28—Last August 23*
Pt. Genrge Land Dist.   Dbt. of Pence Rivtr
TAKE,   notice   that     John    Griffiths   nl
Vancouver,  B.  C.  occupat
tends   In   applv  for  porm
Ihe followin,; descrihed 1.
Commencing at a pi
miles nnrlh nf the soutl
slmre nf north arm at wi
linn Lake and marked "
ner," thenee east Kn ih.
Ro chains: thenco wesl f
less In the arm: tlicnce south t
the slmre nf Arm to point oi (eminence
mont,  containing 480 acrcs ...ore o lots
Mav 8,   mu. JOHN GRIFFITHS.
Laborer, in-
in purchase
anted   lliree
thence norlh
in*- nmre nr
" 'winj
Ft. George Land Dist.   Dist. ol Peace River
TAKE notice lhat Jessie Towner, ol
Vancouver, B. C, occupatio. Te raster
intends to apply for penui - ■ rchase
the   fullowing  described   ' 1
Commencing a' an sl -' • cd tw :::'■*
north nf smith, end of tha ' ■' re 1
north arm at west end - f Cb eta-1 n
Lake and marked "I T's . RAW met '
thence east Rn chain! I nee north f
chains:  thonce west 60 cl more nr lew
to   the    arm:   tliencc   son"    ; -,.- "i-
.Jmre   of   arm   to   poinl     !      '■' ement,
enntaining  4K0  acres  m re   r '.« s
M,,v R,   1913, JESSIE T0WVER
Ft. Genrge Land Dist.   Disl     I Pom- Rivet
TAKE  nolice  lhat  11   Tl. ma<    [ Vancouver, B   C, occupati. n  M ri 1'. W mai
intends   to   apply   for   pern '.    pur*
chase   the   following   described lands:*
Commencinr nt a p st pl I I ne mile
north of smith end mi 1 -' sl re et tbe
north arm at wesl 11 : I - eta- n
Lake and marked "D.T's., S.W I met
thence est Ro chains- thence ..rll. 5)
chains; thencc west fin chains more M
less to thc arm; thencc soutl fol wing
the shore of arm in : .inl f 1 mmence*
mont, contnining 480 acres '■'.: 't ot less.
Mav  8,   1913. D.  THOMAS.
Fl. Genrge Land Dist, Dist otPeace River
TAKE notice that W. A 11 Mills, oi
Vancouver, B. O, occupation Clerk, intends to apply b.r permissi, 11 tn pcrckii!
the fulluwing described lands:-
Commencing at a post plnnted at the
soutii cud nn oast shore of the north atin
at west end of Cho-eta bon Lake ant
marked, "W.A.Il.M's., S.W. comer' then"
east 80 chains; thence north 80 chains,
thence west fio chains morc or less to "j
arm; thonce south following the shore ol
arm to ..oint nf commencement, 1 ntain*
ing 480 acres nmrc or less.
May 8,   1913.
w.'a. B. MIUS-
Ft. Genrge Land Dist.   Dist. of PeaceW«.
TAKI* notice that E. Hopkins, "I Vancouver, B. O, occupation Spinster, intends to applv lm permission to Vwam
the following   ilescrilieil   lands:- ,
Commencing at a post planted one mw
west   uf   the  innutli  on the nortii   .mil* °
Clmike rivcr, which duplies in'., the »'..*
end   nf  Chu ela bon   lake,  and  marked   |*
H's., S.E. curner," thence 11 irtli 80 cMi
thence     west   Kn   chains;   thence  south »
chains   more   nr   less   P.   the  river. Ue"
easterly   fulluwing   the   bank  I"  I"'""
commencement, containing 48" acres
or less.
First  insertiun  June  28-Last  August *.-
May fi,   i"i|-
by the contractors ior infwjf
tion leading to the arres n
conviction of the party 01 m»
who cut adrift a sc°wJo|deQ
with equipment at Mile ->-
the night of July 23rd.
The CoNTi.Acr°Rb'
J. A. Manahan & Co.
Signs and
Central Avenue
I Oeorge
Lytn Wan is taking »J
management - -
e management *"    ,   at
.uth Fort George aiw»
Pre-emptions Loc^ ■   &
blaze v
from ti
,,,-,,.i io,   With the steady
"' tl)eWarm weather und the -
...... pf  the vegetation
.,','. country, the clanger to |
eas of tbe province by fire
jngi and the lire pre-
,., of the Provincial Gov-
_ forestry branch ure doubling
-.   permits for fires have
, , ,..,! in places where a
,.,'.,., harm, and all the para-
' 0f the fire-fighting equipment
., all points to do buttle
-... Umber zone.
. , p,, expected, one or two
, ,,-,-,,i when  the tempera-
...,,- reached u  higher mark
I jtherto during the present
I | ii ,- Cache wus threat-1
. hlaze, but the efforts |
-, , harge of that section
I ^is occurrence.   By getting
time the flames were confined
. •-, side of the boundary
ai - ording to a later dis-
•.-,,, outbreaks of a minor
... ,. curred within the pro-
listance of several miles
, oinl mentioned.   The report
nl   ii   has been intensely hot
. .... ek, and lhat  there have
fires  across the border in
ad I'ass.
I G eorge, or rather frmu
•:. I tation located at South
•.,, there comes a report to
•  that  the vegetation is ex-
;-.-, owing to the long spell of
: e situation  is   regarded as
ngerous and permits for fires
refused.   The ranger at this
ived intimation of un out-
I to be raging some ten
: iiilhei'st, but he has no
n  :.*,  to  the extent of  lhe
scows but they are all privately owned
ing discontinued for some time.
i ■ ii 1 li-i.m page :. i
. are   sn   and   the  right
will be forthcoming. For
se: that  supervision be
11 ut the material equip-
■: v ordered, nmre prompt-
ivithout waste  and  to the
lich it is intended. And
:■■!: well 1 am diffident. I
he .-ast myself  and in  the
■ i saying "an Easterner
ehbor, the Westerner him
shun, iil
134 is :
town of McBride, at Mile
■, apace, restaurants, pool-
ther houses of entertain-
freshment arc increasing.
re an situated the slaughter sheds
li      .   Burns & Co., from where
for  the  camps from this as
s " e Canyon Cache is sent.
• Ihis reached Mile 131 and
al 142 by the end of August,
!> cut in the hog back at Mile
yi' completed but should be
of a few days. It was to
finished in November last,
- mi shovel now at work has
rectified tho earlier mistake.
''''., which will not be used
time, the line following the
"■ irk is being rushed.
- the bank of tho river where
'' ■■ led to put in cribbing to
bunks  in   position,   trestle
re being erected.
i   no doubt lhat this piece of
i ete Jaime tn Fort Jaune
I ' ' ht-il, be an ideal piece of
■ woi k.   li will be tiinHn.il ii -
:'. '   mountain  transconti-
i'i   America.     With   only
i a grade in a hundred and
'nan  six  degrees of a curve
'rtion it will be something to
I : possessing, The piers of
'' il 1 I'i arc awaiting (he steel
which is lining collected car
:ar load every day and should
II little whilo after the steel
'etched its approaches.
stori house and camp is being
Welch &. Stewart, at
Why neglect your teeth and suffer all kinds of
digestive disorders ?
You have an opportunity now of having your
teeth fixed as good as you could in Vancouver,
by DR. KEELEY, the well known Vancouver
Dentist, at practically the same cost.
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Gold or Porcelain Crowns,
Plates that look natural, that
articulate properly and that fit,
Bridge work a specialty,
Gold or Porcelain fillings,
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All work guaranteed.
A We do a large mail order business
A and guarantee satisfaction.
A Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables us to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
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& C©oo Lido
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
T. O. BOX 87
Light and Heavy Horses for Sale and Hire.
Single and Double Driving Horses.
Saddle Horses.      Good Buggies and Lurry.
Draying, Freighting and Excavating Done.
WHITE &  WESTOBY      -     -     Proprietors
British Columbia
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Gompany are
now disposing of the remaining portion o.' their
lots in the new town of Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser, Salmon and Willow rivers.
By those who are in close touch of the true conditions, this now town is considered to be one of
future importance in Central British Columbia.
In investing in Willow Rivcr property be sure
that your property comes to you direct from the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Company -make no
mistake in this. There is only one official and
original Grand Trunk Pacific Railway town of
Willow River at the confluence of the Fraser,
Salmon and Willow rivers. It is located on Lot
785. Station site was approved by Board of Railway Commissioners under date of March 26th,
1912, Order No. 16179. We have no interest in
outside subdivisions. For authentic Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway maps of Willow River and detailed
information call on
or address
Transcontinental Townsite Co. Ld.
Authorized Agents Grand TrunK Pacific Railway
in any
te proi
the bri
load b
lie I'eiu
tail ha
A hu
Mil, ,
daring o,(
steel tu  Mi
We aro opening a brancli of our Vancouver contracting business at
this point. We have built several of the largest buildings in the city
of Vancouver.
Estimates rendered on all kinds of Contracting,
Building, Store Fronts, Counters, Etc.
Matheson & Gordon
A Choice Acreage Subdivision
For Sale En Bloc
THE   best   available  subdivision   in   the   Fort  George District is
offered for sale by the owners.   The property is located opposite
Smith Fort George townsite on deep water.    The very best of land.
The survey is complete and the land ready for marketing.    Price
on application.
HAMILTON AVE. -      -      -      SOUTH FORT GEORGE
so that the dangers to scows
ll!",ls may he eliminated.
''  will doubtless be made
itlg winter to curry the
('   lsl>  so   that when'next
iver is dear of ice scows
Dftli, i.-'' '- ll'""1 the "endly dangers
1 '"'l?l aiivun.
At Mil, .
-burring j,
»»one .lid,
Jet of dirt
fill«l a cut
ar>*' now rec
At Milea i
b-' behavh
1 h'g slides are constantly
""' big cuts.   A month
'""k place in which 60,000
s™ down and completely
•'«'» men were hurt but
■'•l""1 166 the cuts seem to
'^Z   themselves   and   huge
oa l° the Hve/u ,tobe seen daily shot
,\t mh nks-
lCoide'1t1 Pali™.',116 J,oal)ital '» f«H of
1    U1U'   feo far few fever
Auction Sale Postponed
Owing to Unavoidable Delay the Big Auction
Sale of HORSES, which  was scheduled for
August 23rd, will not be held until
September 27th
Those who had Contemplated Buying Horses
at our Sale, Aug. 23rd, can buy from us at
Private Sale any number desired at a bargain.
W. R. MILLS, Auctioneer.
Corner Fourth and Hamilton        -       South Fort George, B. C.
Bright and comfortable  rooms  and
suites at the Empress.       :       :
Rates on Application.
Fort George, B.C. Victoria, B.O.
F. P. Uiinlcii, Mm*. P. C. Green, Mgr.
Nelson, B.C., A. II. Green, Mgr.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers, Dominion & B. C. Und Surveyors
Surveys of Lands, Mines, Townsites. Timber
Limits, Etc.
WANTED—Inside business property in South Fort George. H,
J. Haslett & Co., corner Third
and Laselle,
Doing It!
Doing what? Getting their clothes
French Dry Cleaned at the Wardrobe
Goods Called For and Delivered
on Short Notice.
A. D. Southern, - Prop.
Fourth St.     -    South Fort George.
Phone 42. I.
Railways Will Open New
Empire in This District
(Continued from paw 1.)
clearing before production cun begin.
But even so, the fact that such large
amounts of time and money have been
spent in securing a more or less indefinite title to the land indicates beyond
question that the people spending the
time and money had a belief in the ultimate value of the district for agricultural purposes. Whether the work of
development be fast or slow, it is a
fixed fact that there is a country capable of development.
West of Furl (leorge is a remarkable
system of fresh water hikes, interlocking Ihe head waters of the Nechaco
with those of rivers Uowing direct to
the coast. North of the railway Stuart, Tacla, Trembleau and Fraser
empty into the Nechaco and Babine
into the Skeena. Smith of the railway
Francois, Cheslatta, Ootsa, Netalkug,
and many others, some of them over
sixty milcs in length, form the head
waters of tho Nechaco. It was because
of the lakes, hill-i and woods of this
region that lhe North-West Company,
afterwards the Hudson's Bay Company,
gave the region thc name of New Caledonia. The lakes abound in fish, and
have both agricultural land and timl er
on their shureR. Although rock is very
little in evidence throughout the greater part of the region under mention,
mineral claims as well as agricultural
lands have been staked, but what will
be developed in the lake region is for
the future to tell.
There   is,   however,   in   the   region
readily accessible from Fort  George a
region of whose mineral-bearing capa-1
bility there is no doubt.   The  famous '
Cariboo gold mines, which set the world
crazy over half a  century ago and are-,
still producing the precious metal, are;
situated in the great bend of the Fraser '
from  Tele Jaune Cache  to Quesnel.
Today they are more readily accessible |
from Ihe end of the G.T.P. steel at the
second   crossing   of   the Fraser river
than from   any   other   railroad point.
Two   hundred   miles   of  down-stream
navigation   by   steamer or scow, past
South   Fort George   to   Quesnel, and
then  sixty miles   by wagon  road.   At
present supplies reach Ashcroft, B. C, j
by the C.P.R. from points east or west.
From Ashcroft  the   haul is by wagon,
1G7 iniles with a tremendous up-grade
for a pari of   the   way, at a minimum
rate of  4   cents   per   pound, to   Soda
Creek   on   the   Fraser,   and   then  by
steamer up the Fraser from Soda Creek
to   Quesnel,   60 miles, at   a minimum
rate of one cent a pound, and then  by
the same (10 miles of wagon road  as in
the case of forwarding by the G. T. P.
There should be a difference of at leai t
two cents a pound in favor of the route
by   way   of   Furt   George.    With  tl e
further progress of the railway toward
Fort George this margin should be increased.   Although  mining operations
in Cariboo are limited  today it is generally conceded that the reason for the :
limitation is the   high  cost of  freight j
on mining machinery and supplies, and j
that with evury  substantial  reduction
in cost would come an expansion of the
mining industry.    It is worthy of note
that if ever the   development warranted, a railway branch of 80 miles  from
the G.T.P. at the mouth of Goat River
on the   Upper   Fraser would give  the
prairie direct railway connection   With
To put the matter in a few words
the construction of the Grand Trunk
Pacilic is creating a new empire to the j
west of Edmonton, in northern British
Columbia, where tbe immediate possi-
bilities are great and the futuro incalculable. The opportunity is there, lt
is for the enterprise of Edmonton to
take advantage of the opportunity.
The several mambers of tlic Loyal
Order of Moose, now in this vicinity, are requested to meet at the
new Club building on Hamilton A.V.
South Fort George, Monday evening
Holy Comunion 1st,Hid andSthSun-
days at S a.m.; 2nd and Uh aft u'morning prayer; also Thursday.  Friday   and
Saturday at 7:30.
Morning Prayer* Every Sunday at 11
a.m. with sermon; also  Thursday, Fri-
at  8.30,   for  the    purpose  of  organ- ! tlay and Saturday al 7 a.m.
toll    Evening  Prayer-Every  Sunday  at
also Wednesday,
ization;   others   who    are  interest
are invited. Refreshments.
Signed: A. N. WFHK.lt.
Past Dictator. No. 773.
7.30 p.m. with sermon;
Thursday and Friday at 7.30 p.m.
Sunday School-At 2.30 p.m.
Look at Some of OurPrices 1
Special on Baking Powder.
Price's Baking Powder, 51b $2.50 j  Yeast Cakes (Hovull l r
■ 2I-21b   1.25    All kinds of spices
"    12 oz.     .50 |  Grape Nuts
We have just received as
fine a line of HAIR
BRUSHES as is carried
in any store in any city.
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in al! Kinds of
Fresh  amid  Cured Meats
n .,     n.        r goods delivered to all
Butter, Iheese, fcggs;       farts of city.
Highest Prices Paid for Hides and Live Stock
Fort George and Soutii Fort George. S. J. McDONALD,
Phone Uf.
Local Maiugtr
Cow Brand Soda
Silver Gloss Starch   -
Celluloid Starch
St. James' Tea, lib -
Tetley's Tea, 1 lb and 3 lb
tins, per lb -
Kippered Herring
Lobsters      ....
.15 | PostTosties
.15 i Buckwheat Flour, Hi lb
.15 I Canned beans and pens
.40 | Van Houton's Cocoa
' Brown Beans
45c | Lima Beans
.25 | Lipton's Tea, halt'11.
.50 | Christie's Sodas (large)
This is Less than Cost.   Get your Wintei
while they last.
Laselle Avenue antl Second Street
Soutli Fori George U
We have just received a select stock of tlie season's
Shoe Styles.   All the select and most fashionable lasts.
Our complete stock of Silk, Flannel and Fancy Shirts
is now on view. PANAMA HATS.
Carefully selected land at reasonable
prices and on long terms. We own
every acre we offer for sale, and can
give guaranteed title.
R. R. WALKER, Resident Agent of the North
Coast Land Co,, Ltd.   .   South Fort George, B.C.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 819 to 624 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver,B.C
London Office:    6 Old Jewry.
PAID-UP CAPITAL, ... $1,500,000.
Connecting Fort George
and Central B. C. with
the Railways.
Thy R.M.S. HX makes connection! at SODA CREEK with tho Company's i m • ■•.■: a *.
mail stajrea from A alien*.ft un the Cm.aUiiin Pacific Railway.
Tht; Ii.M.S. B. C. Expresa makes direct connectioni with the tininvi Trunk Pacific Railwa
Tete J mine Cache.
Full particulars from our Local agent or by folder from head office.
British Columbia Express Company, Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners.
A despatch from Smithers, in thc
Hnlkley Valley, shows that the big-
gest hay crop ever known is- now
being harvested throughout, thc
valley. Thu oldest settlers declare
they have never seen such timothy
as was grown this year.
The; gr&M crop is also a record
breaker and the forthcoming harvest
will Hhow very large yields per acre.
Potatoes and vegetables are thriving bh never before, and this is the
best year in the history of the district. Farmers promise some surprising exhibits at the forthcoming fair
to be held by the Agricultural Association.
e D
Subject to" Confirmation, the Following Properties in
o       o       o
0 0 0
Lot 11, Block 7, $500; One-Third Cash, (j anil 12 months, 7 per cent. int.
Lot  3, Block 9, $1000; One-Quarter Cash, 6, 12 and 18 months, G perct.
Lot 1, Block 10, $1250; One-Quarter Cash, 6, 12 and 18 months, 6 perct.
Lot 5, Block 15, $1100; One-Third Cash, (i  and  12  months, 7  por cent.
Lots 1 and 2, Block 22, $3000; One-Third Cash, (i and 12 mo's.,  7 per cl.
Lots 9 and 10, Block 3*1, $2200; One-Third Cash, 6 and 12 mo's., 7 per ct.
The Northern Development
Company, Limited
403-404 Carter-Cotton Building   .... Vancouver, B.C.
(Agents South Port George Townsite)
Assets Exceed Fifty Million Dollars
| 1836 |
^ Bank of British North America
Your money ls safer in the Dank than in your house or in your
pocket. It ts 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.   Money Orders issued.
Ci.piml Paid Ui»:
Ctt Unl Authorized:
Resorvoand urn
The Royal Bank of Canada
Incorporated 1869.
The Traders Bank of Canada
Head Office
Furl George Branch,
1). MURRAY. Manager
A. C. U
General Hardware and Sheet Metal Workers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work done.
Camp Stoves, Hot-air Furnaces, Etc.
Sole Agents Nagel-Chase Celebratc-il Gasoline Lighting S
Parlor, at Northern Hotel. Hpecial
attention given to laiT.OB1 and mens'
Bne shoes, T.  S. Sykos, prop.     1
The Wright lifestieitColi
South Fort George
Wo are the owners of a Large Tract of Farm Land In the SALMON KIVKR VALLEY.
This land le for sab in tracU from 40 lo 6*10 acreB, with special Inducements to settlors.
PrlcoB -md lorms upon application,
We also carry on a General Real Estate Business, Including "II linos of Insurance, Fire,
Life, Accident, Plato Glass, etc., Rental Collections, nnd acting as agents fur properties,
our specialty,   Established In Suulh Fort George In 1910,
E. L. WRIGHT, Resident Agent.
P' °' B°* 47. Phone 18. South Fort George, B.C.
The newest and most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Bates  $*•«? ""eT.-*-
Uest of wlncH,
liquors and cigars
Albert Johnson


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