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VOL. 9,   NO. 35
Alice Arm, B. C. Saturday. March 1, 1930
5 cents each.
Development Work At
Toric Giving Great
Advices from the Toric mine state
that development work carried
on throughout the winter has given
entire satisfaction. This mine is
being developed by the Torbrit
Mining Co.j a subsidiary company
of the Britannia Mining & Smelting
Development this winter consists
of driving u raise through to the
surface from the main level, and also the sinking of a shaft to a depth
of 2S0 feet.
The raise has been completed and
a good grade of ore similar to that
found in the main tunnel was encountered the entire distance.
The shaft has been sunk a depth
of 200 feet. It cut through solid
ore the entire distance, and in the
bottom of the shaft the ore is said
to be of as good a grade as that existing in the main tunnel.
When the shaft has been driven
250 feet the ore body will be crosscut to determine its depth on this
level and drifting may also be carried on.
Present plans of the company for
the coming summer are the continuation of development work on the
Wolf and Dolly Varden mines in
addition to the Toric. The Dolly
Varden railway will also be put in a
state of repair, but it is expected
that this work will be undertaken
partly or solely by the government
in order to provide transportation
for the entire Kitsault Valley.
Fire  Destroys   Bunk-
House Toric Mine
Fire broke out in the dry room of
the bunk house at the Toric mine
last week-end. It was discovered
between 5 and 6 o'clock in the morning. It had gained considerable
headway and the dry room, bunkhouse and wash room were completely destroyed.
Several of the inmates lost part
of their belongings. Chris Jensen
was the chief loser. He had left
for the beach the previous dav, and
had left his clothes to come down
by sleigh. His whole outfit was
Accomodation for the inmates
was found in other buildings and at
Camp 8.
Nominations Made For
Community League
The annual meeting of the Anyox
Community League was held on
Wednesday Evening at the Recreation Hall. Quite a number of
members were present and much
interest was shown.
Much of the time was consumed
n the reading of last year's serial
meeting. In submitting reports a
new procedure was followed, each
ommittee chairman having given
the president a written resume of
the year's activities in his department. The reports all showed
progress and compare favorably
with previous achievements.
Several amendments to the constitution were dealt with. The proposal to make a two-year term for
councillors was defeated, but other
amendments were adopted which
bring the council more under the
control of the electorate. Provision
for removing councillors and for
by-elections was made. It will at
so be better for a person to main-
tain good standing throughout the
Nominations for the council were
closed when the list included the
following names: F. Dresser, R. J.
Manning, H. A. Gourlay, C. A. F.
Clark, D. MacDougall, R. N.
Youngs, J. Shields, F. F. Brown,
W. J. Barclay, J. A. D. Stewart.
Eight are to be elected. The election date had, on Wednesday, not
yet been determined by the council.
A short time was spent on general business. Ideas favoring installation of talking pictures were expressed. A few facetious suggestions amused the audience. The
meeting closed with Mr. T. J. Kirk-
wood's expression of gratification
that at last the League had made
progress in the effort to supplv
proper physical training.
Successful Card Party Held
At Alice Arm
The Alice Arm Athletic Club held
a very successful card party* and
dance at T. W. Falconer's residence
on Saturday evening.
Bridge was played during the
early part of the evening. The
winners were: Ladies first prize,
Mrs. G. Anderson; Gents first
prize, Mr. M. Peterson. Ladies'
consolation prize, Miss Lois Studdy;
Gents, Mr. J. Trinder.
A dainty supper was served by
the ladies in charge, consisting of
Mrs. H. F. Kergin and Mrs. O.
Evindson. Dancing was carried on
for a short period following supper.
Information Sought By
H. F. Kergin
Victoria. Feb. 28—H. F. Kergin,
member for Atlin, asked the government today if any road survey
parties were sent into the Portland
Canal district during 1929. If so,
who was the engineer in charge,
and who was employed. What
were they paid and how much
work was done.
Grain  Business Being
Diverted to U. S. A.
Ottawa, Feb. 27—Mayor Webb
of Winnipeg stated here today that
he was informed from reliable
sources that a strong undercurrent
was growing to drive Canadian
grain business to Chicago and
Minniapolis. Similar methods
were being adopted as were appli
ed to wreck Canadian industrial
and mining exchanges.
Anton Serbich Buried
At Prince Rupert
There was quite a large attendance of friends on Friday, February
21st at 2:30 in St. Andrew's Anglican Cathedral at Prince Rupert
when the funeral took place of Anton Serbich, pioneer resident of the
north and for the past 12 years living in Alice Arm. Very Rev.
James B. Gibson, Dean of the Cathedral, officiated and Charles P.
Balagno presided at the organ.
Hymns were "Nearer My God to
Thee" and "Lead Kindly Light."
After the service, interment was
made in Fairview Cemetery. Dean
Gibson again officiated at the graveside. Pallbearers were: John Gurvich, Eli Perotich, Spiro Mumovich,
Louis Pustak, John Jurinich, and
Dan Buskovich,
Floral tributes were received
from Loyal Order of Moose, Anyox, Serbian Bros., Anyox; Mr.
and Mrs. Gurvich and family; Mr.
and Mrs. Comadina, Mr. and Mrs.
F. Wick, Mr. and Mrs. Pustak,
Roval Hotel.
MacDonald Government Has
Successfully Passed Crisis
London, Feb. 27—The MacDonald government successfully passed
through a crisis today. It was
victorious by a majority of nine,
when the vote was taken on the
Coal Rill before the House. The
vote for the government was 280;
against 271.
Unemployment Insurance
System Mooted
Ottawa, Feb. 27— During a discussion in Parliament today on
the unemployment problem, Premier King expressed the hope that
a general unemployment insurance system will be introduced
throughout the Dominion in the
near future.
Celts  and  Oddfellows
Will Replay Game
Owing to Error
The game played on Wednesday
19th inst. between the Celts and the
Oddfellows will be replayed later.
An error in scoring caused a tie to
be proclaimed at full time. In the
over-time period the Celts had the
advantage of a few points. By this
time the scorer had discovered that
the Oddfellows had really been
one point ahead at full time. There
was a heated argument as to whose
game it was. One solution of the
tangle would have been to charge
each one with a loss and credit the
Ex- High with a much needed victory. Re-plays only drag on the
On the same evening the School
girls received a scare from the
Beach quintette. Although leading
8-2 at half-time, the students were
out-scored 7-2 in the second frame
and were rescued by the whistle
while still on the long end of 10-9.
Teams were:
High School: L. Dresser-5, M.
Cloke, M. Marriott-1, F. Dodsworth, M. Dresser-4—Total-10
Beach Girls: Mrs. Harmon-2,
A. Kruzic, P. O'Neill-7, T. Gordon,
A. MacDonald—Total-9
Saturday night's game did not
present the Ex-High aggregation
as well as it might. The first half
ending 13-7 was well contested but
the Celts out-scored them 13-3 in
the latter half. '-<
Ex-High: S. Barclay-6, S.
Brown-1, F. Mikeli-3, W" Watson,
F. Kent—Total-10
Celts: T. Calderoni-9, I. Davies,
S. Armstrong-12, C. Hill-5, F.
Norton Youngs now*has to give
Wednesdays and Saturdays to ref-
Expenditure Estimates  Are
Ottawa, Feb. 28—Hon. Dunning
Minister of Finance, tabled the
maintenance estimates for this
year yesterday, in the House of
Commons. The amount provided
for this year for expenditure, totaled $399,358,101. compared with
$404,245,140 last year.
Jack Sharkey Knocks Out
Scott In Third Round
Maimi. Florida. Feb. 28—Jack
Sharkey won by technical knockout in the third round, over Phil
Scott of England in a ten-round
bout last night. Scott did not
have a ohance.
Saskatchewan Farmers Will
Not Enter Politics
Saskatoon, Feb. 27—By the
narrow margin of nine votes, the
United Farmers of Saskatchewan
in conference here, decided not to
enter the party in the provincial
political arena.
Duthie   Mine Closes Down
Prince Bupert, Feb. 28—The
Duthie mine near Smithers has
been closed down and all men laid
off. The crew composed about 40
men. .
Scouts and Guides Join
In Celebrating B. P's
The Anyox Scouts and Girl
Guides held a joint party on Friday, February 21st. in the Gymnasium. The party was held in
hcinor of the 73rd. birthday of Sir
Robert Baden Powell chief scout.
The evening was spent in games
and dancing. Supper was served
at 10:15. During supper there
were several speeches, and presentations of trophies were also made.
Miss Kathleen Eve, lieutenant of
the Girl Guides, gave a short address on the work and life of Sir
Robert Baden Powell, and how
the Scouts and Guides came into
existence Mr. Win. Cavers spoke
on a scout's duty to those above
him. Scoutmaster Gale presented
some prizes to the scouts, won a
few weeks before. A shield was
also presented to the Wolf Patrol,
who is under the leadership of
Frank Mikeli, for winning several
patrol competitions.
Following supper, dancing was
carried on. The Scout patrol
leaders challenged the Guide patrol
leaders to perform a "stunt." The
Scouts represented a Baby Contest, choosing the best baby.
Those taking part were Scoutmaster Gale, assistant Bill Cavers,
parol lenders Mikeli and Armstrong.
The girls represented a Ford
car. Those taking part, were, as
wheels, Florence Dodsworth, Patricia Loudon, Dora Peterson,
Flora Cavers; spare tire, J
Pinckney; seats. Amy MacDonald,
Marion Cavers; driver, Kathleen
Eve. Mr. Gale concluded a very
pleasant evening, by giving a short
Officers Elected At Annual
Meeting Pioneer Mess
The Annual Meeting of the Pioneer Mess was held on Tuesday
evening. Although the necessary
quorum of twenty was not present,
the meeting decided to proceed with
the business. Following the presentation of satisfactory annual reports, the meeting requested the
Committee to remain in office another year. The executive now includes A. H. Stewart, president;
D. M. Sinclair, Ed. Kitchen, R. F.
Hill, Ivor Bassett and Chris* Cane.
William Moult Recently Died
At Vancouver
William Herbert Moult, well
known in all northern coast mining camps as a prospector, passed
away at Vancouver, on Tuesday.
February 18th. The late Mr.
Moult was an independent labor
candidate during the last provincial election. He was in his 58th.
year. He served in the late war
with the 25th. Company, Canadian
Forestry Corps. His many friends
in the north will be sorry to learn
of his death.
The Anyox Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary meeting will be held on
Friday, March 7th.
I. 0. D. E. Made Many
Donations Last
Anyox Lodge I. O. D. E. Collison
of Kincolith Chapter, enjoyed a
very successful year during 1929.
What good work they have accomplished is shown by the following
figures, which shows their donations to many deserving institutions during the past year.
To educational work, local
schools, including Anyox, Alice
Arm, Telegraph Creek and Aiyansh, $109.83.
To the I. O. D. E. war memorial
$25 00
Child Welfare (local) $38.15.
Sick Visiting (local) $30.27
To Crippled Children's Hospital,
Vancouver. §50.00.
To Crippled Children's Hospital,
Endowment Fund. Vancouver.
To Solarium, Vancouver Island,
Endowment Fund. Solarium,
Vancouver Island, $50.00.
TranqiiilleT. B. Hospital. $25.00.
Sale of Anti T. B. Seals for
Tranquille, $70.35. ^
Daily Province "Santa Claus"
Fund. $10.00.
Daily Province "Fresh Air"
Fund. $14.00.
Total amount of donations for
the year. $522.60.
The regular monthly meeting of
the I. O. D. E. Collison of Kincolith Chapter, will be held in the
Union Church basement, on Tuesday, March 4th. at 2.30 p.m. ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD. Saturday.    March   1.  1930
Alice Arm & Anyox Herald
Issued every Saturday at Alice Arm
Alice Arm and Anyox $2.50 Yearly
Other Parts of Canada, $2.75
British Isles and United States, $B.OO
Notices for Grown Grants -   -   $15.00
Land Notiees ...      -      $15.00
Transient Advertising, 50c.  per inch
Contract Rates on Application.
R. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
Copper producers throughout
America are making determined
efforts to maintain the price of copper at 18c. per pound. Every
big copper producing company has
made drastic cuts in their production. The Granby Consolidated
Mining, Smelting and Power Co.
have reduced their staff at Anyox,
and have also shortened the days
of labor each week. It is a pity
that such a measure was necessary
especially at this time of the year,
when unemployment is more rife
than usual, but they were compelled to fall in line with other copper
producers, for if the price of copper is to be maintained the cut in
production must be • universal. If
there had been no cut, the stocks
of unsold copper would accumulate
until the market was glutted, and
the price would have fallen so low
that many companies would be
compelled to close down, and others would have to cut their production in order to again raise the
price to a profitable basis. Copper producers were faced with a
serious situation, and they have evidently chosen the wisest course.
The bright side of the situation is
that experts who are in close touch
with the copper market, expect the
cut in production to be of short
Low Price of Silver Closes
Slocan Mines
According to recent reports, the
Ruth-Hope and Noble Five mines
have closed down. Things will be
quiet for awhile in the famous Slo
can, but it is not expected that
these conditions can exist for any
extended period. With the closure
of numerous silver-lead-zinc properties in British Columbia, the United
States and Mexico, it is only logica
to assume that demand will shortly
exceed production, then history will
repeat itself, and prices will again
become normak Possibly the
brightest spot is the aspect of the
lead situation, which appears to be
favorable for better prices before
The mine owners of the Slocan
are to be congratulated on boldly
facing the adverse conditions and
taking a step which in some casesi
may receive adverse criticism from
stockholders who do not happen to
be well informed on conditions.
In this week's issue we have
great pleasure in publishing an account of the expenditures of the
Anyox branch of the Imperial
Daughters of the Empire. In every case expenditures have been
made for some worthy cause, and
Anyox should be proud of the ladies who have expended their time
and labor so freely in helping to
alleviate the sufferings of unfortunate people, who in many instances are unable to help themselves.
The Daughters of the Empire are
also Daughters of Mercy in many
respects. It is such acts as these
that help to make life happier, and
instils into everyone that feeling of
brotherly love which is essential to
the happiness of a nation. Since
the local Chapter of the I. O. D. E.
was formed they have made great
progress. It is our hope that they
will continue to prosper, and that
the coming years will witness a rep-
itition of the glorious record of the
past year.
British Columbia
The Mineral Province of Canada
British Columbia, the Mineral Province of Canada,
has produced approximately $1,184,200,000.00 worth
of mineral products.
1919 - .$33,296,313      1925 $61,492,242
1921  28,066,641       1928  65,372,583
1923  41,304,320      1929 Estimated 70,030,976
Gold, placer and lode, Silver, Copper, Lead, Zinc,
Coal, and many miscellaneous minerals make up
this output
Special Report on the Taku River Area, Atlin Mining
Now is available.   This report describes in detail the important features of this mineralized  area, which  is now
attracting much attention
Copies of same may be obtained, together with the Preliminary Review and Summary of Mining Operations for the
Year 1929, and Annual Reports. Etc., free of charge upon
application to
ere an
It is reported that coal deposits
In Central British Columbia at
Telkwa and Copper River, recently
discovered, amount to'460,000,000
tons of bituminous coal.
Arne Pallson, national librarian
of Iceland, the oldest surviving
democracy where the thousandth
anniversary of the first Parliament
in the world will be hold next June,
arrived at Saint John on board S.S.
Minnedosa, recently, with a view to
visiting Canadian Icelanders. A
Canadian Pacific ship will carry
visitors to the great world gathering in Iceland.
A special train, a University on
Wheels, is operating from Moose
Jaw early in February and ending
at Saskatoon March 15. It consists of two seed cleaning cars with
lecture car and is bringing to farmers in out-of-the-way districts Iu
the west the very Kist in agrict».-
tural methods. The lecture car is
in charge of officials of the Field
Crops Branch of the Saskatchewan
Department of Agriculture. The
train is travelling over Canadian
Pacific lines, with which company
the department is co-operating.
Entries continue to pour into Victoria for the second annual Empress Hotel midwinter golf tournament over scenic Colwood course,
February 17-22, for the E. W.
Beatty Trophy and a long list of
silver cups. With the new Club
House at Colwood slated to open
shortly, a heavy entry list is expected for this popular tourney
which is attracting golfers trom all
over the United States and Canada.
THie Quebec Winter Sports Association has decided to hang up cash
awards for the winners of the Ice
Canoe Race slated to be held February 23. Canoeists will leave
Levis with their ice canoes, make
their way across the River St. Lawrence to Quebec, take a bag aboard
under the shadow of historic Chateau Frontenac, and then negotiate
the half-mile stretch that separates
the two cities.
Friend—"Say, Bill, why do you
always hit your horse on one side?"
Teamster—'T figure if I get one
side going, the other is pretty sure
to follow."
Make Them Yours!
Two Theatres with one Free Ticket.
A Dozen New Books a Month.
Newspapers in your own Language.
All the interesting Magazines.
Affiliated Athletic Organizations.
Physical Culture Classes.
Free Seasonal Treats.
Free Summer Excursions.
Sunday Recreation.
Join The Community League
Spring Clothing
Spring will soon be here with its days of sunshine
and  longer   evenings.    You will   shortly   need
lighter clothes.
We have a large range or Ladies' Silk and Wool
Sweaters in all colors.    Silk Dresses in all the
latest styles and colors, Silk Hose, Silk Underwear, Etc.
Inspect our Stock of Spring Clothing
LEW  LUN  & Co.
General Merchants, Anyox
West side of Smelter
OPEN   UNTIL   10   P.M.
Advertise in the Herald
Gives Name to Rockies Pass
Recognition of the years of devoted labor by J.
Murray Gibbon, general publicity agent of the
Canadian Pacific Railway, In popularizing the Canadian Rockies throughout the world, has been given by
naming a pass in the mountains after him. Gibbon
Pass has hitherto been anonymous and lies between
Shadow Lake and the Twin Lakes, below Ball and
Storm mountains in tho valley of the Bow, midway
between Banff and Lake Louise. Not far from
travelled routes in the Rockies and located in one of
their most picturesque sections, Gibbon Pass waa
actually discovered by Mr. Gibbon when he was planning the route to be taken by Trail Riders last summer and himself hiked over the trail between the two
The name was conferred recently by the Geographic
Board of Canada in honor of Mr. Gibbon's work aa
poet, novelist, promoter of musical and folklore festivals and founder of the Order of Trail Riders of the
Canadian Rockies which numbers members from all
parts of this continent, Europe and Australia and
which has done inestimable work in bringing the
glories of Canada to the knowledge of the world.
Lay-Out shows the Pass, with inset of Mr. Gibbon
and, below, close-up of group of Trail Riders. ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD.  Saturday.    March   1.  1930
Increase In Crime Due
To Unemployment
Unemployment is given as one
of the main reasons for the increase
in crime, which has been noted
throughout Canada during the
past month. Although there is
always a seasonal increase about
this time of year in the activities
of criminals, this year major crimes
and misdemeanors showed a larger
increase than usual. This is said
in Ottawa to be mainly due to
lack of employment, which renders
some of the unemployed prone to
The four largest cities in Canada,
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, and
Vancouver, all report larger numbers of robberies with violence
this year than usual, while swindlers in many cities throughout the
country were quite active.
Some of these latter preyed on
tho unemployed, and robbed these
unsuspecting unfortunates of part
of tlieir meagre savings by promising jobs on payment of fees rang
ing from a couple of dollars to
what they could get; the latter
failing to make good ou their
Keeping It Dark
At a dinner party the guests were
discussing whether women or men
were the most trustworthy in business.
"No woman can keep a secret,"
said one man, scornfully.
"I don't know so much about
that," retorted the forbidding looking woman   sitting opposite him.
"I've kept my age a secret ever
since I was 24."
"Oh!" he replied, "you'll let it
out one day, though."
"I doubt it," she answered.
"When a woman has kept a secret
for twenty years she can keep it
forever."—London Tid-Bits.
He: "She saug that song in a
haunting manner."
She: "Do y <f think so?"
He: "Yes, there was just a ghost
of a resemblance to the original
Railways Benefit From
Mining Development
Says Thornton
"Perhaps the most spectacular
developments which are taking
place in Canada today are those in
connection with the mineral resources," said Sir Henry Thornton
in a recent article in the Montreal
Gazette. "In the last twenty-five
years the world has used more min-
erls than in all the rest of the time
that man has been upon this earth.
There has been rapid development
of mineral production in Canada
during recent years, the value of
the output in 1886 being $10,221,-
255, the per capita value of production rising from $2.23 in that
year to nearly $26.00 in 1928, with
the total production for that year
estimated at $260,000,000. Railway expansion and the gradual unfolding of the map northwards allow of great reconnaissance work,
and it is quite safe to assert that
today Canada offers the prospector
the largest and most promising extent of mineral-bearing territory
that anywhere remains unprospect-
ed. A great deal of territory traversed by Canadian National Railways has been found to be highly
mineralized, and the consequent increase of production in such areas
has developed traffic of profitable
character. During last year this
form of traffic furnished over 20,-
000,000 tons of material to be transported by the National System, a
gross tonnage exceeding that provided by manufacture, forest products and agriculture.
The Mayo Camp, whioh is situ
ated 180 miles up the Stewart
River which flows into the Yukon
River 72 miles above Dawson,
shows a slow but steady growth.
Each year since 1923 there has
been an increase in production until last summer it strained the resources of the transportation company to handle the output. New
equipment in the way of one new
river boat, and repairs and betterment to the other, give promise of
added transportation for next season.
W. A. WILSON, Proprietor
Dealers in Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats,
Fish, Poultry, Butter and Eggs
Equipped with  Modern   Cold Storage Plant
Sailings from Anyox for Prince Rupert and Vancouver via Stewart each Wednesday at 12.00
For North and South Queen Charlotte Islands
Trains leave Prince Rupert Monday, Wednesday, Saturday 11.30 a.m.,
for Jasper, Edmonton, Winnipeg, direct connections for all points
East and South.
For Atlantic Steamship Sailing! or further information, apply to an; Canadian
National Agent, or to R. F. McNAUGHTON, District Passenger Agent
Prince Rupert, B. C.
Printing: :
High class printing of all
descriptions promptly and
:   :  neatly executed   :   ;
Pamphlets      Programmes
Posters   Letterheads
Envelopes   Billheads
Admission Tickets
Etc.   Etc.
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Alice Arm
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Powder, Caps, Fuse, Steel and Tools.   Eaintest Clothing,
Stanfield's Underwear, Hand-made Boots.   A full line of
Quality Groceries for Mining needs.
Alice Arm
Can. Pacific President Declares Faith
in Canada; Based on Fine Progress
 ,  •
E. W. Beatty tells delegates to Canadian Industrial Traffic
League that "end is not yet" although this railway has
spent $386,000,000 in past decade in improvements,
new railway facilities, new hotels, new ocean fleets
leading to deeper pride and patriotism in the
That the Can-
* adian Pacific Railway
spent more
than $249,000,-
000 on capital
account in
Canada for
Canadian services during
the past five
years, and that
"the end is
not yet", was
stressed by E.
„ «, „  ..       m w-  Beatty,
K.W. Beatty.      •   Chairman   and
President of the Company before the members of the Canadian Industrial Traffic League at
their banquet in Montreal recently. With the filling up
of this country and the advancement of its commerce, not only
will new construction and new
territory be required, but vastly
enlarged and improved facilities in
the older districts will be needed
because they will be outgrown by
the needs of the communities for
which they are provided," he emphasized when pointing his faith
in the future of Canada and when
urging upon his hearers and upon
all other business men a "sympathetic regard for our needs and an
accurate appreciation of what we
have done and are endeavouring to
Declaring that the policy of the
Canadian Pacific Railway was one
of faith in Canada and intelligent
self interest, Mr. Beatty supported
his statements with a series of
graphic and deeply interesting figures. This policy, he said, has resulted in capital expenditure of
more than $386,000,000 during the
past decade; improvements and
new constructioi. which provided
Canada not only with improved
railway facilities but with new
hotels, new ocean fleets and with
a deeper pride and patriotism in
the Dominion as witnessed by the
nation-wide response to the influence and appeal of the music festivals held in cities from coast to
coast, which festivals, he emphasized, made a substantial contribution to the cultural life of this
country and to its solidarity as a
Railway problems, Mr. Beatty
continued, were no longer the
problems of the railway operator,
directors and shareholders exclusively. More and more the transportation companies were taking
the business man generally and the
public at large into their confidence
in order that they could appreciate
railway problems and in turn give
their intelligent support to the
transportation companies. The
companies have three functions to
perfcm: to supply adequate service at reasonao.e cost; sufficient
facilities to meet the needs of commerce, aryd to extend and construct ahead of settlement in order
that additional development may
take place. Thsse factors, he said,
require adequate compensation for
the service they render and adequ-
more than $368,000,000 during the
ate credit to provide new moneys
for new enterprises. It was true
that the Canadian Pacific was
earning and paying seven per cent
on capital stock from railway earnings, but more was required in
order to create reserve necessary
for annual capital expenditures ov
part of them. Members of the
Canadian Industrial Traffic League
would appreciato the late of a
company which had to borrow
everything it spent.
Conditions in Canada during the
latter part of 1929 resulting from
the decrease in the western grain
crop caused a serious decrease in
railway earnings, but the decrease
represented the result of an extraordinary combination of circumstances. The railways had not
failed in efficiency nor had the
country suffered from anything
approaching a general depression.
It was not a condition to give much
ground for apprehension and the
situation of 1929 was not likely to
be repeated in subsequent years.
The Canadian Pacific Railway,
Mr. Beatty said, had a peculiarly
national significance in that 97 per
cent of all its investments in rail,
steamship, hotels, telegraphs and
other activities was in Canada, and
from the day of its inception its
policies have been dictated by faith
in Canada and by intelligent self
interest. "I do not know of any
combination of factors which tend
more towards commercial supremacy than a combination of national
sentiment, a sense of public duty
and unremitting striving for efficiency, in order that the solvency of
the undertaking may never be
questioned and that its owners may
be adequately rewarded," the president declared when emphasizing
that the Canadian Pacific was outstanding in these factors.
"Improvements in physical conditions, construction of new lines
and facilities is one way by which
a corporation can show its faith
and also its leadership", Mr.
Beatty continued. "The Canadian
Pacific in the past ten years has
spent millions of dollars on capital
account in connection with railways, it has done many things
which represent a notable contribution, not only to its own facilities
but to the communities in which
its operations are conducted. In
that short period of time, it has
rock-ballasted over 2,000 miles of
railway, it has increased the weight
of rail and has block-signalled over
1,300 miies; also it has increased
its rail mileage by almost 2,500
miles, which a few years ago
would have been considered a considerable system in itself. It has
built at Vancouver one of the most
modern piers in the world for ocean
and coastal freight and passenger
service. It has completed construction and lining of the great
Connaught Tunnel in the Selkirk
Mountains at a cost of more than
eight million dollars. It has borne
its share of the cost of the great
viaduct in Toronto. It has spent
millions of dollars in enlarging,
modernizing and strengthening its
bridges and it has made the most
conspicuous development through
the efforts of Canadian engineers
in designing and constructing the
largest and most powerful locomotives in the British Empire.
The value of the Canadian Pacific as a good citizen was pointed
out by the railway President. For
many years, and particularly since
the war the Canadian Pacific and
many other companies have endeavoured to associate themselves
with, and support many community
movements and to assist hospitals
and educational movements. The
rules which applied to individual
good citizenship also applied to corporations. *
It was a frequent and logical
complaint of railways in the United
States that they were heavily taxed
and that this taxation was almost
crippling in its effect. There was
no disputing the correctness of
that statement insofar as many
railways were concerned, but he
would willingly assume their taxes
if he could be assured of their
rates. One railway of Canada,
however, did not escape heavy taxation. In 1913 the Canadian Pacific's total tax bill was $1,382,000.
In 1928 it was $8,038,178, an increase of 482 per cent. This sum
represented taxes at the rate of
$21,962 per day, $915 per hour,
$15.25 per minute or 25% cents
per second. The Company, he emphasized, was making a very substantial contribution to the Government of the country. The daily
payroll of the Canadian Pacific
was $267,000, its daily disbursement for material and supplies
was $220,000 ,and its daily tax bill
$21,000. These figures indicated
the contribution to day by day business and applying the same basis
to the total expenditure of all railways in Canada last year developed
the fact that the total sum disbursed exceeded $500,000,000, or a
little more than $50 for every
man, woman and child in the country. 467
Candies, Stationery, Proprietary
Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc.
W. M. CumillingS,   Agent for alt Vancouver Daily Papers
Post Office Building, Alice Arm
30 ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD.  Saturday.    March   1.  1930
Elks Entertain At Successful
Card Party
The Elks' Lodge again entertained at a well arranged card party
and dance last Friday evening.
The Whist tables were especially
well patronized. Winners at whist
were: First prizes; Mrs. Jack Smith
a*nd Mr. Jack Humphries-Consolation awards went to Mrs. 11. R.
Patrick and Mr. lid. Hansen. At
bridge the top-scorers were Miss
Hester Richards and Mr. Neil
Forbes. The lowest I alley cards
were held by Mrs. R. J. A. Manning and Mr. F. Patton. After a
tasty light supper, the guests danced for several hours to the music of
the Merrymakers. The next occasion will be announced soon.
Nick Sutilovich wishes to thank
his many friends for their kind
expressions of sympathy and floral
tributes received during the recent
sad bereavement in the loss of a
loving brother, and special thanks
to the doctors and nursing staff of
the Anyox hospital for their kindness and help during his late
brother's illness.
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I      ANYOX NOTES      !
t I
R.  Devlin  arrived in town on
Thursday from the south.
Among the arrivals on Wednesday were: W. J. McLeod, W.
Stewart. T. Garvey, S. C. Thompson, S. Royie, F. H. Gardner, A.
Fortier, A. C. McMillan.
Mrs. J. E. Spanger was a southbound passenger on Wednesday.
M. Chenoski left on Wednesday
for Prince Rupert.
Rev. J. Dewar was an outgoing
passenger on Wednesday.
A. Wright was a passenger to
Prince Rupert on Wednesday.
J. Hinderson left on Wednesday
for Prince Rupert.
J. Knowles, J. E. Lawrence, and
C. E. Boyd left on Wednesday for
the south.
H. C. Fraser, inspector of schools
is conducting the annual inspection
of the Granby Ray Schools this
Alice  Arm Notes
H. C. Fraser, inspector ol
schools, arrived in town on Monday
and held an examination of the local school. He left on Tuesday for
Jack McLachlan who has spent
the Winter in the south returned to
town on Monday.
Mrs. C. M. Smith who has been
receiving treatment at Anyox Hospital returned home on Saturday.
A. Beaudin left on Thursday for
Anyox Hospital to receive medical
Mrs. J. Wier who has been
spending a vacation at Anyox returned home on Thursday.
Rev. W. B. Jennings of the Anglican Church Coast Mission arrived
in town on Thursday. He will hold
services at T. W. Falconer's Hall
on Sunday as follows: Holy Communion 10 a.m; Sunday School 11
a.m.; Evening Service 7:30 p.m.
Elks'  Billiardists Win From
Boiler Shop
The Boiler Busters lost ground'
in the race for the Billiard League
leadership, when the Elks fielded
a team which triumphed 563-449.
A. Wright 62
S. Peel .........150
T. Pinckney.... 122
R. Adcock ....115
D. Ballentine 150
B. Sheen 113
SI Peters. 150
W.Jones 150
Advertise in the Herald
Al.  Falconer
Alice Arm
Baggage, Freighting, Pack
and Saddle Horses
Slab Wood Cut any Length
Every Order Given
Immediate Attention
Art Needle Work
D. M. C. Embroidery Thread, all
shades, 5 c.
Stamped   Pillow   Cases,   Luncheon
Sets, Centres, Etc.
All kinds of Stamping done
Mrs. B. R. WILSON,
M. M. STEPHENS & Co. Ltd.
B.  P. O.  ELKS
Dominion ol Canada and Newfoundland
Meets every second and fourth Monday ol
the month
Hall for rent for dances, social functions, etc.
on application to club manager
Acadia Fire Insurance Co.
Globe Indemnity Co. of Canada.
Ontario Equitable Life and Accident
Insurance Co.'
Mine   ...       -   Anyox, B. C.
H.   M.   SELFE
Office:    Opposite Liquor Store
Bread,  Cakes,  Pastry,
Puck Trains. Saddle Horses
and Heavy Teams
No Contract too Large or
too Small
(Form F.).
Certificate op Improvements
"Basin," ''Basin No. 1," "Basin No.
2," and Basin No. If' Mineral Olaims,
situate in the Naas River Mining Division of the Oassiar District. Where
located: about 17 miles up the Kitsault River and 8 miles East of it.
TAKE NOTICE that the Angus
McLeod Estate, Free Miner's Certificate No. 82829D, intend, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, foi' the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 8th. dav of .laiiuarv,
A. D. 1030.
L. H. HINTON, Agent.
Advertise in The
Alice Arm
Comfortable Rooms for Rent
By Day, Week or Month at
Reasonable Rates
N. Sutilovich        Prop.
Anyox Community
The Council of the League
meets on the Second and
Fourth Wednesday of each
month, m Recreation Hall,
at 7 p.m.
Alice Arm
Bread and Pastry Always for
Gus Anderson
The oldest Financial Office in Northern B. C.
Business Lots from $200 to
Residential Lots from $200
to $300
Robertson & Dumas
Agents for Alice Arm Mining
and Development Co.
Winter Clothing
We carry a Full Line of Men's Clothing
for Winter Wear, including Mackinaw
Shirts and Pants, Waterproof Jumpers
and Overalls, Hats, Etc.
Alice Arm
Dry Goods Department
Pillow Slips, good quality cotton $1,50 uo $2.00
Luncheon Sets, stamped on cotton  ,95Ci) $1.05, $1.45, $1.65
Luncheon Sets, stamped on heavy linen, cut work design     $2.80
Runners for Dressing Tallies  gQc.   75c.  90c.
Centre Pieces, in good quality crash  .$1.25
Pillows to match 60c and 65c>
Rayon Pillows to be quilted  fg* ?-
Men's All Wool White Cashmere Combinations.    This is a non-irritable garment,
and can be worn by a person with the most tender skin.    A garment made with a
spring needle stitch for perfect fitting, in short sleeves and ankle length.    In all
sizes, 36-44, and the price is only $4.50
Hardware Dept
We Stock Radio Tubes at all times.
List Prices
Layerbilt Batteries $5.50.
"C" Batteries 75c.
No. 6 Cells 60c.
Hot Shot Batteries $3.50
Antenna Wire, 100 feet lengths 90c.
Shoe Department
A boot suitable for hard wear among
the hills, and also for working in wet
places, is our "Electra." Made with
a 12 inch Leather Top and a Heavy
White Rubber Vamp and Quarters.
Also  an  Extra  Heavy  Sole   with
PRICE $7.85.    SIZES 6 TO 12.
Women with that tired feeling, especially this time of the year, should try a
bottle of Lydia E. Pinkham's Compound


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