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VOL. 3, NO. 6.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1912.
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Wanted The Herald Libel Action Tried
on the Coast—Referred to
Kamloops
VANCOUVER, B.C.. Oct. 3.-(Special to The Herald.)-
A change of venue was. granted the complainants in the
Hammond-Herald libel case yesterday by Justice Morrison
at Clinton. Proceedings for and against the change occupied
the attention of the court the entire day. Many affidavits
filed by the complainant showed that sympathy along the
Cariboo road was all in favor of accused, and cited denunciations of Hammond by possible jurymen. S. S. Taylor,
counsel for complainant, stated the case would occupy a
longer portion of time than the court would be in session
and accordingly asked for a change of venue to Vancouver,
Victoria or New Westminster. Justice Morrison did not
agree with this, but changed the venue to Kamloops, where
the case comes up on Monday, the 7th of Oct.
Geo. J. Hammond has a number of witnesses on hand.
J, B. Daniell has had J. Hill, Jr., fpr 20 years a member
of the Chicago board of trade, on hand to testify regarding
Geo. J. Hammond's Chicago career, and a large number of
other witnesses.
A full report of the Kamloops proceedings will be wired
the Herald.
Fred Wright Brought Back
Hobbled and Handcuffed
F. Wright  is   back, hobbled  and
handcuffed.
T. Hlgginbottom, who brought
him in by stage on Tuesday, mads
the arrest a tew miles south ol ths
150-Mile House, while returaia-x trom
Ashcroit, after having taken another
prisoner down the road. Wright was
driving a jerk Une on one*of Bob
Boland's freight wagons .and was oa
his way south when Hlgginbottom,
who was in an auto, lirst noticed
his man. No attempt was made to
indicate to Wright that he was spotted, for the constable passed ibe
wagon, and after the freighter resumed the middle at the road, Hlgginbottom cams up from behind and
pulled his man from' the, horse .and
handcuffed him. The ten-horse team,
was left standing on the road while
the constable and his man went oh
to the 150 House.
Wright's peregrinations' since he
broke jail here would Indicate that
he placed little reliance, in the alacrity of Cariboo police, for . he
Haunted himself publicly everywhere
he went and made no effort at concealment. After breaking "jail, so tbe
story goes, he went to Central, had
supper at the G. T.' P. cafe and next
morn ng appeared for breakfast at
Peden's mill. From there he went to
Smithy's road house, on the Black-
water, where he dined at leisure, and
•lid two days' haying on Poncho
Lake, which netted him a little pin
money. prom there'he went to
QueBnel, where every other man is a
constable or a poUtlcian, and remained there several days. Wright
'•naly landed at the 160-Mile house,
Presumably on bis way to tfce out-
•Wc* At this point Wright secured
tte position of driver.on one of Bob,
Boland's wagons through the regular
driver having inflicted'a wound in
bis foot. Wright was thus engaged
wl>en the constable espied iim on
the horse.
Wright was given1 a preliminary
hearing Wednesday before Magistrate
Hearn, but was adjourned till fur-
th<-r witnesses were secured. He will
°e s-nt to Ashcroft to elect}, speedy
Wal before Judge Oalder or go over
t0 tne assizes at Clinton next spring.
tern ot the Stromberg-Carlson Telephone Co., Chicago, with a 20-line
board, wired for 160. At present
ther.e are fifty drops forking, which
number will be added to as demand
warrants. The board has 12 pair ot
cords, two pair wired with repeating
coils, ten of which are for local and
two for long distance. Another meritorious innovation is the appointment of the .sweet voiced Myrtle Mc-
Gaughey to the Hello central end—
a consummation long ago desired by
the overworked postmaster and his
numerous assistants.
Th«  Alberta   Telephone   Co,   are
"iaWng extenglv<   ftna much deg,red
improvements to their service htrs-
he el>trepot of the north-and last
*"* installed a new switchboard in
lb* Postoffice local.   It is ths pat-
WINTER SCHEDULE
The following la ths winter schedule of the B. X. mail and stage:
Monday's stage leaving Ashcroft
arrives at Quesnel Wednesday night
and proceeds to South Fort George
Thursday morning at six o'clock.
Returning from South Fort George
Monday, arrives at Quesnel Tuesday
night and leaves tor Ashcroft Wednesday at noon, or after the arrival
ot the South Fort George stage.
Friday's stage from Ashcroft arrives at Quesnel Sunday night, and
proceeds to South Fort George Monday morning, returning Friday night
from South Fort George and proceeding to Ashcroft Saturday at
noon.
Or to be more concise, the departures trom here are on Mondays and
Thursdays, at five a. m., and the arrivals, Tuesdays and Fridays, making the trip to Quesnel in two days.
" This schedule will be adhered to as
closely as possible.
SHORTAGE OF
RAILROAD
There is a crying shortage of railway laborers all along the Une from
Tete Jaune Cache to Fraser Lake.
All branches ot work are suffering
from want of help, and it is a hard
matter for contractors to keep supplied with the necessary men
throughout northern British Columbia.
In Toronto last week President
Chamberlin said that the dearth of
labor was ths only hindrance to the
rapid construction of work along the
G. T. P. line.
In order to meet the urgent demand for men the Grand Trunk is recruiting men in the eaBt, and one
special train passed through Toronto
last week with three hundred construction laborers, whose destination
is Tete Jaune Cache. This consignment will be followed by others at
stated intervals throughout the winter months,
ANOTHER RAILROAD
The first notice 61 a private bill,
which Its promoters intend to apply
for at' the next session «f the Legislature, appears in the last issue ot
ths B. C. Gasette. Tbe applicants
desire to incorporate a railway company to construct a line near Fort
George. The line, according to the
official description,.is to run "trom
a point on the Nechaco river, at or
near Fort George, thence in a southeasterly direction to the Fraser river; thence following the Fraser river
to a point at or near Six Mile
Creek; thence in an easterly direction
to -the Willow River; thence in a
northeasterly direction to the Bear
River; thence in a southerly direction to a point at or near Barkerville."
FIRE RANGERS RETURN
The forest ranger's, season of activity for 1912 is at an end and he Is
returning to camp.
Four came ih this week in the per,
sons of F. J. Johnson, Ivor Guest,
A. Graham and W. Barnett. There is
nothing of a very special naturs to
rsport, for in almost all Instances
the work of the fire ranger is laid
through sections in which population
Is almost wholly limited to wild animals and Indians..
F. J. Johnson and Ivor Guest left
hers last July lor ths Crooked river,
the objective ot their beat. Their
range ol territory comprised ths
Crooked as tar as Fort McLeod ln
the Peace, to Stuart Lake In the
west. No bad tires through this distant territory are reported. Mr.
Johnson was greatly impressed with
ths vegetable growth he observed at
Fort McLeod. One hill ot potatoes
he dug up weighed sixteen pounds.-
The green peas he saw in tne vine
two and a halt teet high, were burnt-
ing their jackets.. At McLeod the
rangers ran across two souvenirs ih
the shape of twp birch bark .canoes
that were brought from Montreal tn
1796. They were embedded tn the
sand of the river and only a small
portion of the rim could be seen.
They were dug up and examined, but.
the rangers not being souvenir hunters they had to forego carrying their
find. The rangers estimate that
about ten parties went down the
Peace by way of Summit Lake the
past season.
A. Graham and W. Barnett's range
was closer home, for it included the
Fraser river above the Grand Canyon
to Giscomb and the Big. Salmon. On
this latter stream two Italians were
found in an almost starved condition.
They were on their way- to Lund's
camp and had walked from Fraser
Lake. Instead of following the Fraser
river they went up the Salmon, and
would have been walking yet if not
taken into camp by Graham aud Barnett.
AN OPEN LETTER
Editor Herald;—
Dear Sir: In some manner the idea seems to have gotten about
that the townsite ot "Willow City," advertised in your issue of
Sept. 28th, by the Pacific Bond ft Land Corporation, Ltd., of Van
couver, is the Grand Trunk Pacific townsite, shortly to be put on
the market by the Transcontinental Townsite Company, authorized
agents of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
It might be well to announce through your paper that "Willow
City'- is in no way connected with the Grand Trunk Pacific authorized Townsite and Railway Station of "Willow River," in block
785, that it is two miles from the authorized townsite in a straight
line and about three miles by the surveyed railroad right of way,
through which the railway is projected to run. Tbat the Grand
Trunk town is not on the market, but is expected to be ln two or
three weeks, and that an announcement of the sale of lots and the
date to be put on the market will be made through the newspapers
of which yours will be one; also advertised through your and other
papers and various other means ot notifying tbe public.
If the people will wait tor an authorized official announcement
from the Grand Trunk Pacific-Railway and Transcontinental Town-
site Co., on this and all other authorized townsites to be offered to
the public, including that of Fort George, on what is known as the
Indian reservation, a large amount ot misconception or wrong
leads will be avoided. Or if they will write any of the Grand
Trunk Pacific officers; or the,Transcontinental Townsite Co., at
Winnipeg, or South Fort George, all the information we have or
that has been decided upon by the officials ot the company will be
cheerfully furnished.
You have for some time been trying to lead  the public straight
on matters of land and townsite investments through British Columbia, and the above is furnished you so that you may use   any
part or all of it, as may seem proper to you for the public press.
Respectfully,
F. W. CRAWFORD,
British Columbia Manager
South Fort George, B.C., Sept. 30th, 1912.
Contract Let for Slashing and
Clearing 'Willow River"
The contract for the slashing and
clearing of the G. T. P. townsite of
Willow River was let last week, and
work is to be actively pushed in
placing the townsite on a marketable basis. The area of the townsite
embraces forty acres, and with the
exception of Railway avenue, which
has a heavy cottonwood growth, the
remainder is comparatively light
work.
Messrs. Gross ft Buchel, the successful tenderers, expect to have the
contract completed by Christmas.
Andy Buchel left on Tuesday morning, by canoe, with eight men, to
prosecute work. All merchantable
and sawable timber on the townsite
is to be held tor a sawmill to be installed by the townsite company, in
order to provide lumber tor the necessary building operations and the
erection of sidewalks.
Once the work of slashing and
clearing is well under way Mr. H.W.
GrosB will remove to Willow River
to participate in bis contract work.
While the contract price is not mentioned it is believed the contractors
are well pleased with the figures obtained.
cheque ln hand started across the
street to the store where the thirty-
dollar flusher was seen to enter.
"You said you had funds in ths
bank?" asked the banker.
"So I have," replied innocence
abroad.
"Well, you give me the $30, and
go and get this cashed yourself," retorted finance, and with this he took
the three crisp ten dollar bills out'of
his hand and went back to the bank.
The cheque was hawked around town
and finally cashed. But it was not
honored at the bank at Hammond-
vllle.
The Fraser is again navigable, the
water having risen four feet Wednesday and Thursday, due to the heavy
rains in the Big Salmon. Friday night,
however, the water fell four inches.
The "Express" came down from
Giscomb on the freshet Friday and left
for Soda this morning.
The "Quesnei" was at Will w this
morning on her way down.
the "Chilcotin" is on her Way up
from Soda Creek.
The "B. X." should arrive some time
tomorrow.
A BANKER WITH A 'COME BACK'
South Fort George has a .banker
With "a come back." A lew weeks
ago a "business man" from, ths village, came to town. He was broke.
Of course, be needed money. He stepped into a real bank and his prelude
to the banker was that he had left
his money "in the bank" ot the Nechaco. The banker was dubious, but
being of an everlasting accommodating nature, acquiesced in cashing
theque tor $30. The.banker handed
over the $30, and the borrower very
politely thanked him and tip-toed
out of the office. The manager, however, kept an eye on the olive oiler
as he crossed the street, and with
the other eye went to the telephone.
"Has so and so any account with
you?" he asked;
"Not a cent," came the reply over
the three-mile circuit limit.
The banker threw down the receiver like a ruffled bridge player would
throw down a poor band, and with
From Peace River Crossing, Alta.,
under date of Sept. 23, comes news
that river navigation on tbe north-
land streams is fast drawing to a
close. Very soon the ice giant will
hold the waterways in his thrall till
he tires ot his lordship and hands it
over to Spring, who will come to relieve him ot the onus ot ruls weU
along into the months of the year
1913.
On' Friday morning last the' Gren-
fell left Peace River Crossing for
Vermillion on her final trip down
stream for this season. The Hudson's Bay boat followed suit on
Sunday, both steamers being- billed
for one' voyage up-stream on their
return.
Up-river navigation beyond St.
John finishes now for this year owing to. tbe remarkably low stats of
the water.
Messrs. L. F. Champion and C. L.(
Kepner returned last Saturday afternoon from their trip to Jaune
Cache. They went in by way of Barkerville and the Goat River Pass,
and struck some pretty rough, cold
weather the first five days out. The
return 'trip was made by way of Edmonton, and they were thus enabled
to attend the centenary celebration
at Kamloops, and witness the welcome extended to the Governor-General and his party. The trip lasted
four weeks.—Quesnel Observer.
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Pat Campbell is   on   a  ten-days'
trip through the Chilcotin country.
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PUBLISHED BY THE
NORTHERN INTERIOR PRINTING CO. Ud.
J. B. DANIELI-. PRESIDENt
Devoted   to   the   interests   of   Fort
George and the entire Northern Interior.
J. B. DANIELL. Editor.
Get on the voters' list, for a man
with no vote Is like a sailor on the
Fraser without a boat—or water.
The almost dual naming of proposed towns along the line of the
Transcontinental has come to be
such a nuisance, that the average
mortal on tbe street Is bewiMered
with uncertainties more annoying
than the festive summer fly. Take
lor Instance
Fraser Lake
Fort Fraser
Willow River
Willow City
Fort George (Central)
Fort George (Hudson's Bay Post)
All of these points have something
ln common with the names they carry, but not all of them will be permanent locations, for, it must be
remembered, the created cannot rise
above the creator, and the towns
and cities in this northland which
will endure with time are those
which have the stamp of approval of
the corporation that made settlement possible in northern British
Columbia. Some concerted action relative to the naming of townsites
fhould occupy the leisure moments of
the attorney-general's office, and a
means discovered to allay the pestiferous querists who daily besiege a
news; aper office in search of information relative to townsites, their
worth and opportunity for Investment. A newspaperman would then
have some chance od going to Heaven! '
The provincial police department
has received from Ottawa the apparatus required for registering the
marks of human finger tips and hereafter this method ot identification ot
criminals will be part of the regular
procedure at the provincial capital.
The apparatus is extremely simple,
consisting merely of a glass plate, a
roller and paper. The prisoner places
the finger and thumb of each hand
on the plate, on which a special ink
has been smeared. The moistened
tips are then placed upon the paper
and the record is made.
Such a record, it is claimed, suffices to Identify a man at any period
of his life, as the skin never changes.
The price of clothing is going to
be advanced next year, and this
coming on top the report that beaver skins are to advance, makes us
shudder at the Increased cost of garments in prospective,and the incres-
ed tax on the already high cost of
living Is clearly indicated, merchants
say today, by the prices named by
leading producers of cloth, who have,
lilted the prices for the spring of
1913 season from 7 12 cents to twenty cents a yard above those which
prevailed last year, when the values
tor the last spring -season were announced.
Trunk railway • system and the actual
transfer will take place January 1,
1913.
CHURCH SERVICES.
ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH-1st, 3rd
and 5th Sundays in month, Holy Communion, 8 a.m.; Evensong ^Ser-
mon, 7:30 p.m. Second a$ 4th Sundays in month, Matins, 10:30 a.m..
Holy Eucharist and Sermon. 11 a.m.-
Rev. R. H. Isasc. Williams, Vicer.
KNOX CHURCH-Services everv Sunday evening at 7.30. C. M. Wright,
Minister.
METHODIST CHURCH-Sonth Fort
George-Service will be held every
Sunday morning in the Maple Leaf
Theatre at 11 o'clock. T. Griffiths,
Pastor.
In replying to an address at Red
Deer, tbe Duke ot Connaught voiced
a sentiment which Is not inapplicable rrfeht here at our doors, and
should prove food for reflection to
those who are dally settling on land
in tbis neighborhood.   He said:
"I feel that mixed farming Bhould
play a greater part than it does- in
the prosperity of the country, and
that lt Is only by its development
that the cost ot living will be kept
will be kept within bounds.
"To grow grain alone Is extremely profitable, and is for the time being a necessity ln the west, tor capital must be obtained, and mixed
farming cannot be started without
capital; but an industry which is dependent on the annual employment
of thousands ot casual laborers, and
ta"te8 away c:ntinually from the soil
without ever putting anything back,
is not based on a foundation which
makes in any way for permanence.
"That is why I look to mixed
farming tor the future ol Canada,
for it gives continuous employment
to a large number of men; lt is in
accordance witb the laws ot nature,
and with your ever-Increasing railway facilities, should yield a permanent profit on a large scale."
Right damage suits for a total of
$85,000 were filed in the circuit court
Chicago, against thirty owners and
managers of saloons and persons
owning the property on which they
are situated. Tbe suits were brought
by forty wives and children who declare their Incomes have become Impaired' through the shortcomings of
their husbands and fathers which in
all cases are traced to the saloons.
A PROMINENT CANADIAN DEAD
Sir Richard Cartwrlght died at
Kingston, Ont., on the 24th, following a surgical operation.
Sir Richard was born in 1135 and
devoted tbe greater part of his lite
to the service of his couovy po'ltl*
cally. He w^as a firm friend of tbe
United States, and as minister ot
trade and commerce in the Laurier
cabinet, urged the commercial reciprocity with the neighboring republic. He represented Canada on the
Anglo-American joint high commission at Quebec in 1898 and at Washington in 1898-99.
THE NORTH THOMPSON.
-  (Edmonton Journal.)
The valley ot the North Thompson,
which has hitherto been sealed from
settlement, is now about to be opened by C. N. R. construction. Whatever development takes place will be
reasonably within Edmonton's proper sphere of trade influence. The
valley is nearly two hundred miles
long and in many places reaches a
width of four miles. Tributary waterways in some cases have cultlvat-
able valleys as well. There are a
number ot ranches along the river
tor the first twenty-five miles above
Kamloops. Beyond that point little
or nothing has been done until the
past and present summer, but now
settlers are scattered along at Intervals who express the intention of going into fruit culture. The lower
part of the valley is very dry, and
cultivation depends entirely on irrigation. The dry conditions extend
for about 125 i...les trom Kamloops.
Judging by the growth the most
northerly fifty miles ot the valley
has an ample rainfall and a fertile
soil, while the winter climate is considerably milder than in the corresponding latitude east ot the mountains. The magnificent cedar and
spruce which occurs on the Thompson river slope and the Alberta summit is ample evidence of sufficient
rainfall.
BAR THE CANADIAN FLAG?
(Omineca Herald.)
Canada and Caoadians have often
been insulted and antagonized by
non-Canadians who frequently refer
to us as a colony and colonials, and
as dependents. These sneers havs
been borne in silence, as Canadians
are too big and broad and strong to
retaliate. Anyway, the remarks are
born of ignorance and are the utterances of small, narrow minds.
But what does hurt, and which is
an insult tbat cannot be passed up,
is the letter of "a special secretary"
to the Mayor of Vancouver, which
ordered tbat no Canadian Hags
should appear on the public arches
erected in Vancouver in honor ot ths
visit ol the Governor-General of the
Dominion. This so-called "special
secretary" states that the Canadian
flag "is merely an ensign and in no
way official."
The "special secretary" is also a
non-Canadian, and that is what
hurts. The sooner Canadians stand
by their flag, and what it represents
the better for Canada. The Canadian flag Is to Canada what the
Union Jack is to Britain or the
Stars and Stripes to Americans, and
more, because there is in Canada a
nobility that other nations do not
appear to appreciate. Canada Is big
enough and strong enough, and* also
rich enough to defend her flag, and
lt is tlms that such fleas as this
"special secretary," or whoever Inspired h's order, should be put ln
their proper place.
It Is reported that the White Pass
and Yukon Railway, which has operated between Skagway, Alaska,
WHite Pass and Yukon territory, 14
WANTED
150 HEAD of horses, cattle or dairy
stock to winter. Good sheds or stabling if required.
For further informstion apply to
REEDER & ROSS, Soda Creek P.O.
To Outsiders
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Reliable information given on
anything in Fort George' district. Property looked after.
Real estate reference Al.
R. SPINKS
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT:
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKR notice that I, Lester Roy
Walker, of South Fort George, B. C.
occupation cruiser, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands'
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner ot Section thirty-four, Township nine, range four;
thence south 80 chains; thence west
80 chains; thence north 80 chains;
thence east 80 chains to point of
commencement, containing six hundred and forty acrss, mors or less.
LESTER ROY WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District ot Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice tbat I, Russell Robert Walker, of South Fort George, B
C, occupntion land agent, Intenda
to apply for permission to purchase
the following described lands:
Comnitneing at a- post planted' at
the Dortheast corner ot Section twenty-wren, Township nine, range four;
thenc* north 40 chains; thenee weat
80 cbains; thenee south 40 chains;
Uienee east 80 ehalns to point of
commencement, containing three
hundred and twenty acres, more or
less.
RUSSELL ROBERT WALKER.
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRIOT.
District ot Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, Joseph Walk*-
er, of London, Ont., occupation
clerk, Intends to apply tor permission to purchase the lollowing described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the Northwest corner of section thirty, township four, range four;; thenee
west 40 chains; thence south 10
chains; thence east 40 chains; thence
north 80 cbains to point of commencement, containing 120 acres,
more or less.
'  JOSEPH WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent,
Sept. 24, 1912.
FORT FRASER LAND DISTRICT.
District of Coast, Range IV.
TAKE notice that I, All:e Ruor
Walker, of London, Out., occupation
msrried woman, Intends to apply fur
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner of Section thirty, township four, rangs four; thence
north 80 chains; thence west 40
chains; thence south 40 chains;
thence west 40 chains; thence south
40 chains; thence east 80 chains to
point ot commencement, containing
four hundred and eighty acres, more
or less. ALICE ENOR WALKER,
Russell Robert Walker, agent.
Sept. 24, 1912.      •
THE NORIHtRTI LUlWfiR « muiviuuiMj vvmrwi.umi.U)
W. F. Cooke Geo. E. McLaughlin Russel Peden
AUKimbofliimber
In our yard at South Port
Georgewe have 1,000,000 feet
of best assorted lumber stock
in Central British Columbia.
In ourirard at Fort George we
also carry a- splendidly assorted stock.
Merchandise «um) Groceries
VVe have now in stock in our
store V carefully and &mZ
ally selected line of groceriM
and merchandise;
^ Don't forget our celebrated
exclusive lines - CarhatS
Overhall's, Hartt's Boots and
Shoes, Campbell's Clothing
House of Ho^berlin, made-tol
measure suits.
TENTS AND FLIES
All sizes, slightly above cost.
A c Aiitfittearc for the field we exee1^
A9 VWIUHvI 9 Actual experience teaches
what you want on your trip. We have made a life study of
this subject and our years of experience are at your disposal.
Call and talk the matter over.   Any hour.   Any day.
It am <amH*ar We carry everything required to erect
J&ClllClllK-TCl a building and you cannot afford to
build without getting our estimate for material from cellar to
roof.
We are exclusive agents for the Quesnel-Vancouver Navigation Coi; Ltd., operating Steamship Quesnel, running on the
Fraser and Nechaco rivers, therefore we can lay merchandise
and lumber at your door, if living on the river, at lowest cost,
TIMOTHY HAY AND
NORTHWEST GRAIN FOR SALE
GENERAL
BLACKSMITHING
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The
Northern Lumber & Mercantile
Company, Limited
— South —
Fort George
Business
Property
—Is cheaper per front foot today
than hundreds of towns in Canada that have little
or no future ahead of them by way of railway development or strategic location.       .    .
—-Everyone admits that South
Fort George has a great future and nothing can
now stop it from coming into its own. Why not investigate and buy before the prices double, which
they are sure to do, in a short time?
—-We have ^-listings of lets that will
pay you to ask for- they are money makers today.
Garden Tracts
% l»% acre Garden Tracts, close in, that can be bought
on easy terms, that later will become residential property.
Prices $75 to $126 an acre. $60 down and $16 a month.
Farm Lands
Some that are close in, at $12.60 an acre.   A good buy.
Large tracts for colonisation at attractive prices.
Write for particulars of what you are interested in to the
40J4
Cotton B%
CO., LIMITED
Vmcotwer,
B.C.
SOLE AGENTS South Fort George Townsite
OWNERS South Fort George Gardens
AL Prince Rupert, Sept. 16. -Henry
Edenshaw, chief of ths Masset Indians, came in on his launch yesterday and in regard to the recent visit o'l the commissioner ssnt from Ottawa to enQUire into the conditions
o( the Indians of this district, and
particularly in regard to their rights
to land, he said to Masset Indians
had received the worst treatment of
any In the province.,
He said they numbered eight hundred people on Graham Island and if
their reservation were to be dsvidsd
atid put into severalty lt would
amount to less than five acres each,
which was not enough land «on which
to keep a.family.
On the other hand, he went on to
Bay, the Metlakatla Indians had not
only more land than they knew what
to do with, but they had fifty thousand dollars to divide among a very
small number as the result of the
acreage they sold to the Orand
Trunk Pacilic railway.
It was the same with the Port
Townsend Indians, who had also
more land than they knew what to
do with and were already negotiating for a sale ol part of it,
Mr. Edenshaw believed the case of
the Masset Indians had been well set
out before the commissioner and that
good result might be expected.
AFTER THE HEAT TRUST
The Torontonians are evidently after P. Burns and the price ot meat,
for they are asking the governor-in-
council to appoint a commission to
investigate the whole matter relat-
ing to the meat trust. Tbe petitioners say:
"Whereas, your petitioner, believes
that the supply and distribution of
meat within the city of Toronto and
throughout the Dominion ot Canada,
is regulated and controlled by an
agreement or understanding among
the various dealers therein, whereby
the prices to the consumer are unduly enhanced and sustained and kept
at excessive rates through' illegal
and improper methods by such persons, and that such agreement and
methods constitute a menace to the
health and prosperity of the cttltens
of this city and of the Dominion;
"That the means employed by persons, firms, and corporations engaged In the said trade are illegal and
improper and exercised ln illegal restraint upon the buying and selling
of meat;
"That your petitioner believes that
these conditions prevail to such an
extent that tbe whole matter should
be investigated, and, if the facts are
found to be as above Indicated, that
the proper remedy should be appUed;
"Wberefor your petitioner humbly
prays that your excellency may be
pleased to sanction the appointment
of a royal commission to thorough-
[ ly investigate the whole meat question in the Dominion ot Canada with
a view to tbe government taking
such measures as may be deemed
necessary to prevent the Illegitimate
restraint of trade by the use of improper methods affecting the pries ot
I meat."
w* P. Cooke drove Chief Engineer
B' B. Kelliher to Fraser Lake  last
Saturday.
Fwsh i*
Meats  "*
•saa>>*sBSBss»>     Veal
Wholesale and retail
IB. C. MEAT MARKET
-sunnnftGLeiGE
THE
CLUB POOL ROOM
THIRD AND HAMILTON, STS.
°AVIS & FORREST, Props.
Smokers' supplies
a specialty
pour pool tables
Splendid environments
Occidental
Hotel
QUESNEL
3 MAIL ORDER
Most modern up-to-date hotel in the interior, of British
>j Columbia.
4  New four-storey building.  Accommodation for 120 guests
}j All outside roomsr-large, well-lighted and ventilated.
Steam heated.
RATES $2.00 PER DAY UP
Weekly and monthly rates on application
Wire for rooms Wire for rooms
E. L. KEPNER, Proprietor
City livery, Feed &
aWCULG    tCrlC-tOlOllwS PROPRIETOR.
Single and Double Driving Horses.   Saddle and Pack Horses.
New Buggies and Thoroughly Reliable Rigs.
DRAYING AND EXCAVATING DONE.
ROCK MEN WANTED
D.J. Carey & Co. wants one or two good station gangs
of good rock men to take rock cut at Willow River.
D. J. CAREY & COMPANY
Apply
At camp at mouth of Willow River
RIGHT-OF-WAY MEN
i   ...    WANTED
Men for cutting right-of-way by the'acre, west of Mud
River.   Good prices.   Work all winter.
Apply
OEORGE HARDIE,
South Fort George, B. C.
The
Little Nugget
Cafe
The most modern and best-ar pointed
cafe in Fort George.
FIRST-CLASS CUISINE
Meals MCmU
Short Ortcra • Specialty
Mrs. F. C. Nahrwald, Proprietress
Cor. Hamilton and Third
South Fort George.
Intend Building?
NOW is the time to build,
whilst seasoned lumber is
obtainable. Labor conditions
arenowinyour favor. We
contract to design and construct your bunding, guaranteeing satisfaction: Call
or write us. ..,,
Bronger & Hynii
Builders and Contractors
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
P. G. B. BODEKER
Land Timber Cruiser
Pre-emptions Located.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B. C.
Estumtcs Scsmwio.
Robert Spinks
Painting and Paperfanging
South Fort George : B.C.
P.A.Lanoky J. H. afcGsaooa J. P. Tshplbton
T. A. Kklly, Timber Department
Gore & McGregor
CIVIL ENGINEERS
Land Asents Timber Cruisers
Ch.ne.ry ghS^b^ L^^ St^JICTORIA.
McOresor Bulldliut, Third Street. SOUTH FORT
A.P.ANDERSON
BUILDER AND
CONTRACTOR
Office and Store. Fixtures.
Hamilton Ave.   South Fort George
.s*Mr+s*msrAiWA!>fA!>4A*r*.rA!>*A!,rm!tr*!.'
Do yon contemplate ft
«       BUILDING?       I
1 Than invaatifate our workn
set our estimates
|       DANFORTH ft N'lNNIS      %
S Contractors
***** and Builders
Hamilton and R
First btreets    **
i£35<WSK^KWWWW^,JW5^&3Kii
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
EsjijsMn, DmsmsIIXIaUSmmn
sof Lands. Mines, TowniltesTTlmSr
M
Surreys
Limits, Etc.
We do a large mail order business
and guarantee satisfaction.
Our stock of general merchandise
is large and up-to-date, which enables u§ to fill all orders quickly.
Give us a trial
John A. Fraser
& Co., Ltd.
Front Street Quesnel, B. C.
Prospective Builders
Are you aware that it takes less labor to build with OUR BONE DRY
LUMBER, and that the result is permanent, weatherproof and saves
repairs and fuel; also that the lumber costs no more than other lumber?
INVESTIGATE!
All Kinds of Lumber and Mouldingsv For Sale.
The Fort George Trading & Lumber Co., Ltd.
SOUTH FORT GEORGE, B.C.    Phone 11.   Chas. E. McElroy, Mgr.
Pioneers in Sawmilling and Steamboating on thc Upper Fraser
and Tributaries.
Our GUMLESS SPRUCE SIDING and V-JOINT will not warp, check
nor shrink endways, and contains no gum to cause the paint.tb peel.'
(T
WESLEY &
REAL ESTATE ANO INVESTMENTS
Farm Lands,     Timber Lands,     City Property,     Garden Tracts.
Fire, Accident and Life Insurance.
SECTION adjoining townsite of G.T.P., 30 miles
from Fort George. The best of land, level and
light clearing.   Per acre .      $25
HAMILTON AVE.  ...  -  SOUTH FORT GEORGE
^s=
o Roberts. Jones & Willson o
UVaDMiarcileaiTMfc.     E.E JONES.     iLl.SUWVNWniSOII.jyhr.
REAL ESTATE, INSURANCE AGENTS, AUCTIONEERS,
VALUATORS and ACCOUNTANTS.
FOR SALE: Fan Ludt, Garden Tracts, ruber Limits. Mineral Claims. Valuable lows lib.
UST YOUR PROPERTIES WITH US. BffilL^^i*
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS "E R I N" FORT GEORGE, B. C.
OficwHumhoo Arenne. Sent. Fort George: Central Avenue, Fort George, B. C
f AMERICAN PLAN   .
—r-  -
Hotel N
Corner Hamilton & Third
EXCELLENT CUISINE ^
orthern
South Fort George, B.G.
The newest and' most modern
hotel in the northern interior
Rates $£.50 and $3
Moathljr aad weekly rates •■ ■»-
plication
%££&»'                    Albert Johnson, ■*•».
^ u jj
McGAGHRAN & THORNE
Manufacturers of High-Grade Confectionery
ICE CREAM and all kinds of SOFT DRINKS
Catering Tobaccos and Cigars
HAMILTON AVENUE
SOUTH FORT GEORGE
l '*i
i ,j OnUQCAL^DlSTMCTilg
McGaghran & Thorne are partitioning the hall above their store, an*l
henceforth will be utilized as living
rooms. Four large rooms will thus
be provided.
Mrs. Errol L. Wright left on last
Monday's stage for Nelson, where
thc winter will be spent. Mr. Wright
will leave in about ten days for the
coast on business. He returns the
early part of March.
The Sherrahs, the colored entertainers, who have been doing the Cariboo,! rom Ashcroft to Barkerville,
and South Fort George, came into
town Friday last week, in their own
vehicle, and opened that evening in
"The Understudy," at the Opera
House. They also playe'l on Tuesday evening this week and at both
performances good houses greeted
them. Tbey did not think it worth
while playing at Central.
Mrs. Tolm'.er, who recently has had
completed her cottage on Fourth
street, next to Or. Lazier's office,
left on the last boat for Vancouver
and Atlin, B. C. The sudden departure was due to a wire received from
Mr. Tolmier informing her ot an accident which befell him at Discovery,
Atlin, B. C. Mr. Tolmier conducts
an hotel at Discovery, and was making preparations to dispose of his
property there prior to removing to
South Fort George.
Al. Young, the famous B. X. driver, who bandies the ribbons between
here and Quesnel, has fallen a victim
to the prevailing disesase hereabouts
and has become a pre-emptor on the
Nechaco, some three miles north of
Central.
W. K. Bourchier Das ta&en iu. ™
i winter the cottage on Fourth street,
formerly occupied   as   a   real estate
office by M. C. Wiggins.
right to reject any and all mos.
Pacific Bond ft Land Corporation,
Ltd.
After Monday the fresh milk supply
ceases, and the community will revert
back to the canned article. Geo. Haass,
the milkman, says uncertainty in providing the necessary feed is the cause.
P. A. Landry entertained a number
of bis friends ami acquaintances to
a card "party," given in honor of J.
F. Templeton's departure for the
winter, at the McGaghran & Thorne
hall last Friday evening. Most all
the "king" and "queen" hunters
were there in all their patient bear-
log, and it is said that some disdained these titled cards and preferred the plebeian "ten spots." One
at least related this fact to the late-*
houreil society reporter.
NOTICE
Much interest is taken by Fort
George people in Willow City, which
is ideally located, almost level and
laid out on a generous scale. There
are no ZS-foot lots, nothing less
than 33 feet, while Willow avenue is
99 teet wide and Fourth avenue 80.
I hereby beg to announce that
with next Monday, October 7, I will
discontinue the milk business for the
winter, owing to the uncertainty ol
securing the necessary feed for my
stock.
I take this opportunisy ot thanking my numerous clients tor the liberal patronage bestowed during the
summer and hope to be in a position next spring and winter to install a permanent service.
GEORGE HAA88.
South Fort George, Oct. 4, 1912.
APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL
CONTRACTORS - Sealed bids will
be received at our Vancouver oflice, 513 Pacitic Building, up to October 15th, 1912, lor ths clearing
and grubbing of all streets in Wil-
Liquor Act, 1910 (Section 42.)
NOTICE is hereby given that on
the first day of December next, application will he ma'le to the Superintendent of Provincial Police, tor
renewal of the hotel license to sell
liquor by retail, in the botfl, known
as the Hotel Northern, situate at
South Fort George, in the Province
of British Columbia.
ALBERT JOHNSON.
Dated the first day of Oct., 1912.
I
CLOSE & BROWN CO.
LIMITED
General Merchants
South Fort George, B.C.
Charles D. Brown paid a visit to
his Mud river farm on Sunday. This
will be his last visit there this year,
as Charles D. intends to leave for
the coast and f-Jew York shortly,
where the backbone of the winter
will be picked over, amid old congenial college haunts and dear old
home.
The contract for the erection ol
the h'gh level bridge over the Bulk-
ley valley, at Hazelton, has been
awarded to George Craddock & Son,
of Wakefield, Eng. The contract
was signed in New Hazelton on September 19. The people ot New Hazelton are putting up the money.
John Bronger has been confined to
his room the past week with tonso-
litls.
Mr and Mrs. F. O'Flaherty will
take up their residence for the winter in the roomB above the McGaghran & Thorne store.
Duncan Ross' long G. T. P. tunnel,
six miles east of New Hazelton, has
been completed. The cost was one
million dollars.
Six small locomotives tor Foley,
Welch ft Stewart are at Sealey, on
the Skeena, waiting to be hauled
out along the grade to the new contracts, where they will be used for
the next year or two. These will in
all likelihood be hauled out this fall
so that they will be ib use before
the snow (lies.
The annual meeting ot the Cariboo
Central Conservative association
was held in Occidental hall, Quesnel,
on the 24th ultimo. The lollowing is
the executive tor the next twelve
months: C. McElroy, South Fort
George; Bowron, Barkerville; A. B.
Moffat, Alexandria; J. Brady, E. L.
Hilborn and E. J. Avison, Quesnel;
Hoy and McMillan, Nechaco; Graham, Quesnel Forks; Gardner, Stanley; Hargreaves, Soda Creek; and
Cunllffe, 150-Mile House.
Andy Forrest, J. Campbell, I. A.
Whits, E. Livingstone and C. Lane,
ths witnesses in the Seeley murder
case, on their way to Clinton, had
somewhat ot a shave-up on their way
down to court. Six miles out trom
Quesnel one of the hind wheels ot
the auto they were in flew oft and
resulted in an enforced stop and pilgrimage back to Quesnel. One day
was lost through tbis, but no fatalities are reported,   -
Willow City
On the main line of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
and the terminal of a branch of
the Pacific and Hudson Bay Railway
At the junction of the Fraser and Willow Rivers, is the very heart of thousands of acres of the
most fertile and productive land in the world—the
gateway and logical distributing point for the
wonderful Peace River Country, the opulent Salmon,
Crooked and Willow River valleys and the rich
Cariboo mining district.
With the ^assurance that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway will be completed into WILLOW
CITY before the close of next year; with the
Pacific and Hudson Bay Railway having reserved
large trackage and depot sites in WILLOW CITY;
and with the Cariboo, Barkerville and Willow
River and eight other railroads projected into
Central British Columbia is sufficient for the most
careful investor.
WRITE TODAY for maps, plats and printed
matter about WILLOW CITY where early investors,
just as they did at Fort George, will reap the
profits certain to be made on lots bought now.
Pacific Bond & Land Corporation. Ltd.
513 Pacific Bid., Vancouver, B.C.
llllet*!*!? YTll Navigation  soon closes
niirij    UP Then come winter raS
Mr. Shipper SJWMfc*
STEAMERS "B. X." AND "B. C EXPRESS."
They will reach you within 40 hours from Soda Creek beim
EXPRESS SERVICE AT FREIGHT RATES '
Full particulars from our local agent
BRITISH COLUMBIA EXPRESS COMPANY
Auto, Stage and Steamboat Owners
Aneh heed fifty Kffin Mm
Tk Bank of Britisli North America
Tour money la safer in the Bank than In your house or in your
pocket. It is not tied up. Tou can set it out at any time without delay. NOTES discounted. Local and Foreign Drafts bought
and sold. COLLECTIONS made promptly.  Money Orders issued.
FOCT GEORGE BIANCHi
J. MUNKO, ACTiNG HANAGEI
FORT GEORGE DRUG CO.
PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY
A large shipment just received of
New Books
By the best authors.
Toilet articles. Patent Medicines       Druggist*' Sundries       Magazines, Books, Stationer
FARM LANDS IN CENTRAL
BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Fort George
District.
Nechaco Valley
Bulkley Valley
Skeena Valley
In every case our
lands were carefully inspectedby
expert cruisersbe-
fore we purchased
THE GRAND TRUNK PACIFIC RAILWAY will make all these districts
accessible to all the world. Every rail laid adds
to the value of the land
The Royal Bank of Canada
With which il united
The Traders Bank of Canada
INCORPORATED 1889
Capital paid up
Surplus     • -ax* ■
Total Assets
$12,400,000
11,400,000
179,900,000
Head Oflice
H. C. Seaman, Manager
.     Montreal, Qw
South Fort George, B.C.
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THE BANK OF VANCOUVER
YANComrnt, ■. c.
CAWTAl, AtmOBUED r • $1,000,060
DIRECTORS
E. P. MctENNAH Esq.. Ptasideat,
McLennan, McFctly a, Co. Whole-
salt Hardware, Vancouver, B. C.
I*. W. SHATFORD Baa., M. I,. A.
Vice-Fits. Merchant, Hedley, B. C.
BIS HONOR T. W. PATERSON, Lieutenant-Governor British Columbia.
II. Si  CARLIN.
Capitalist. Viotoria. B.O.
A. ISTEL Esq.
C. 8. DOUGLAS Esq.
Robert Kennedy,   New Wirta**
1. A. MITCHELL, Esq*. Capitalist.
Victoria. B. 0. _ _ „M .
B. Hi. HEAPS. Esq.. E. 11. HespM
Co. SSato aid* Timber; Pf«
Columbia Trust Co., Ltd., Vsn«*
ter. B. O. .,
J. A. HARVEY. Esq.. K.C, loraj1?
Cranbrook. B.C. Vancouver,»■*.•
SHATFORD, General M V
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED
FORT GEORGE BRANCH-F.^IPSCOMB, Manager.
North Coast Land Co. Ltd.
General Offices: 61ft to 634 Metropolitan Bldg., Vancouver,B.C I
London Office:   6 Old Jewry. I
PAID-UP CAPITAL, -        $1,600,000.        I
Fort George Hardware fa
General Hardware and Sheet Metalworkers.
All kinds of tin and sheet Iron work don-*^^.
Camp stoves      Hot air Furnaces, etc.
LASELLE AVENUE gOUTH PORT GEORGE.
GISCOMB PORTAGE is the natur
outfitting point for iiie
Peace River Country
At Giscomb Portage we nave a large stock of general
chandise, carefully selected to fill ajl the reumrements
Our8tore is the logical supply point for pre-empt0^.
others located up the river. All steamboats call at our >anu
WE MAKE A SPECIALTY OflTPELIVERING FRM"
IN THE PEACE RIVER COUNTRY. You c«iM«"t
freight to fisat South Fort George and we will deliver ai
McLeod or the headwaters of the Peace River
CA
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