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A little paper
with all the
news and a big
Published in the interests of Alice Arm and Anyox, B. C.
S2.50 a Year
Alice Arm and
Anyox. $2.75 to
all other points.
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VOL. 11,   NO. 27
Alice Arm, B. C, Saturday, January 9, 1932
5 cents eaoh.
Elks' New Year Dance
Largely Attended and
The New Year Dance, staged
annually by the Elks, was this year
one of the most enjoyable and largely attended functions of the kind
ever held in Anyox. The crowd
was happy throughout the whole
evening. Overbuoyant ones were
conspicuous by their absence. •
Harry Ward's Orchestra proved to
be very popular, and kept up a continuous programme of pleasing
numbers, being generous in responses to the demands of the dancers.
The Elks surpassed themselves
in the quality and lavishness of the
supper provided, the food and service being in every way excellent.
Two full sittings were necessary to
accommodate all those present.
At the passing of the old year the
crowd, true to tradition, joined
hands and sang, "Auld Lang Syne."
Dancing was continued without
intermission and with scarcely any
diminishing of numbers until 3 a.m.
Night Schools Resume With
Unabated Enthusiasm
Their morale in no way upset by
festivities of the Christmas season,
those attending the Night School
Classes picked up the threads of
their studies and started in once
more with eagerness and determination. No lessening in the numbers attending is reported.
Elks Hold Annual Election
Of Officers
At a special meeting of the Elks'
Lodge held on Monday the 4th. the
annual election of officers took
place. The installation of the new',
ly elected brothers will take place
shortly, when a full report of same
together with a list of office holders
will be published. All Brother
Bills are earnestly requested to be
prepared to attend the installation
Gregory Smith Is Reported
Seriously 111
Word has been received that
Gregory Smith of Anyox, who
recently suffered a mental derange
ment,-has grown worse and is now
in a serious condition. While on
the way down from Prince Rupert
he grew steadily worse and very
olose attention was necessary, He
is lodged in a Vancouver institution. ,   -
World's Copper Output
To Be 85,000 Tons
Financial News
Interest in mining oircles is cen
tared in the outlook for. oopper as
a result of the voluntary agreement of world production cotrol-
ling 90 per cent, of the output to
curtail production beginning January 1,1932, to 26i per cent, of
capacity. As a result of the agreement, total world output will be
cut down to approximately 85,000
short tons monthly. World capacity is estimated at 125,000 tons
monthly. Of this total about
25,000 tons is not represented in
the curtailment agreement. The
26^ per cent, curtailment will
bring the output of the companies
participating to about 60,000 tons
A formal statement by the oopper institute in which the terms of
the voluntary agreement are set
forth, brings out that 12 cents per
pound was approximately the lowest level reached by copper during
the present century prior to the
present depression. Pew mines
can be operated at a profit allowing rotnrii on capital invested with
6 per cent, interest at this price,
the statement adds.
To prevent the curtailment arrangement being employed to
unduly advance the price of copper
the understanding of world pro
ducers stipulates that if the prioe
shall exceed for a period of 15 days
the price of 12 cents a pound (Con
uecticut Valley delivery) the cur
tailmont shall cease, no matter
what existing stocks may be. The
Institute statement added:
"Should the total stocks of cop
per above ground not have been
reduced by December 31. 1932, so
as to equal in the aggregate the
total of deliveries in the preceding
four months, any company may
without criticism neverthelesss
resume operations as it sees (it on
30 days notioe.
"The new Rhodesian production,
and several Canadian and South
American mines, not heretofore
members, are expeoted to join
Copper Exporters' Inc., on condition of the modification of certain
of its rules which have been agreed
upon in principle. The drafting of
these rules will require an appreciable amount of time, and when for
mally adopted will be promptly
filed with the Federal Trade Commission,
Granby Co. Profits Show
Big Drop From 1930
Granby Consolidated Mining,
Smelting and Power Co., Ltd., for
quarter ended September 30, 1931,
reports profit of $52,183 after expenses, but before depreciation and
depletion, comparing with profit of
$7,405 in preceding quarter and pro-'
fit of $172,017 in September quarter of previous year.
Profits for nine months ended
September 30, 1931, amounted to
$229,666 before depreciation and
depletion against -profit of $1,278,
502 in first nine months of 1930.
250   Attend   Pioneer
Mess Dinner and
The Institute's statement stresses
the fact that there has been no
"formal agreement" and that
"there is no authority to enforce
the reduced rate of production."
After explaining that tho fall in
price of copper to 6| cents a pound
for export placed the industry in a
precarious position, the statement
cited that 'it was obvious that unless there was a more drastic
curtailment of production the price
of copper would continue to fall to
levels under which no operating
mine could meet expenses."
The calling of the conferences in
New York was the outcome of
discussions among the leading producers. Representatives at these
conferences, it was added, "were of
the unanimous opinion that further
reduction was inevitable, either
voluntary or through the compulsion of a price inadequate to meet
the oost of production, forcing a
shutdown of producers one by one,
beginning with the higher oost
units, most of which are situated
in the United States."
The statement continued:
"After discussion as to a proper
basis for proposed rod notion, a consensus of opinion was reached that
operations ought to be reduced to
a basis of approximately 26£ per
cent, of estimated capacity, beginning January 1. No formal agreement has been made; there is no
authority to enforce the reduced
rate of production, nor is there any
restraint that prevents any indi
vidual aotion that may be taken by
any oompany. In this discussion,
over 90 per oent. of the world's
production was represented, .of
whioh approximately 70 per oent.
is from mines situated outside of
the territorial limits of United
The Annual Christmas.Diuner
and Dance at the Pioneer Mess,
held ou December 29th., was a brilliant affair. Boarders and their
guests to the number of 250 sat
down to a full course Christmas
Dinner, embracing a list of delectable and delightful viands from
cocktails to coffee, then adjourned
to the Community League Library
Hall, converted for the time being
into a ball-room.
Danoing was indulged in to delightful music supplied by Harry
Ward's Orchestra, the crowd being
in the happiest mood possible.
The scene was more gay and animated by the appearance on the
heads of the dancers of a variety of
clown and fancy hats and caps.
The hands of the clock stole
round to 2 a.m. before the proceedings were terminated.
Preliminary Mining Report Shows Lower
Output and Values
Decrease  Due Entirely   To
World Wide Depression
Edward  Errington  Passed
Away Christmas Eve
Edward Errington, who was a
resident at Anyox Mine for many
years, passed away at Vancouver
on Christmas Eve. Daoeased was
in ill health when he left Anyox
about two years ago. He was 62
years of age, and was a veteran of
the Great War. Besides his widow, he is survived by two daugh
ters at home in Vancouver, and
two sisters and one brother in
England. Interment took place in
the returned soldiers' plot iu Fair
view Cemetery.
Advertise in the Herald
Mrs. Geo. Bailey Is Injured
Through Fall
On Saturday evening last, when
ooming down the steps lead ing from
the rear of the Flats Appartinent,
Mrs. Geo, Bailey had the misfortune to slip und fall, injuring her
back severely. In spite of the shock
aud pain, however, Mrs. Bailey
reached her home unassisted, but
had to be conveyed shortly afterwards to the hospital. She is prog-
ressing favorably under treatment,
and examinations so far have dis
dosed no serious injuries.
The Preliminary Report of the
Mineral Industry of British Columbia has been received at the Herald
Office. Although the Report shows
a decline in both metal output
and values over the past few years,
it also shows that the mining industry is in a very healthy state
compared with others. The report
is compiled by John D. Galloway,
Provincial Mineralogist. Following
is a portion of the Report, and we
hope to publish further extracts in
future issues.
The value of the metallic production {including placer gold) amounts
to $23,797,300, the coal production
to $8,500,000, and the output of
structural materials and miscellaneous products is valued at $4,270,
The estimated production value at
$36,567,300 is a decline of 34 per
cent, as compared with $55,391,993
in 1930. The percentage decline in
aggregate quantity output, however
was only 18 per cent. This illustrates the demoralizing effect of much
lower metal prices prevailing in
1931. It should be remembered
that the quantity production-of
metals and minerals in 1930 was
the highest in the history of mining
in the province. When due consideration is given to general world
conditions and the necessity of
marketing the bulk of metallic production outside the Province, it is
very satisfactory that the industry
continued to operate at 82 per cent
of the 1930 rate.
There was a lowered quantity
Continued on page 2
Messers J, Look and C. O. Thorn
were inooming passengers from
Prinoe Rupert on Wednesday.
The big Speoial Sale at the
Granby Stores will be held on
January 21st.. 22nd. and 23rd.
Serbians Celebrated Christmas on Thursday
Undaunted by the1 prevailing
depression, nnd determined to
maintain their national traditions,
the Serbians of Anyox celebrated,
on Thursday the 7th, their festival
of Christmas. Guests were welcome wherever the celebrations
were being held, the best of everything being provided. The population at the Mine numbers many
Serbians, most of whom have been
with the Company considerable
Advertise in the Herald ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, January 9,  1932
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, $3.00
Notices for Crown Grants -   -   $15.00
Land Notices - $15.00
Transient Advertising, 50c. per inch
Contract Rates on Application.
E. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
Preliminary Mining Report Shows Lower
Output and Values
Decrease   Due Entirely   To
World Wide Depression
Continued from page 1
output as  compared with  the preceding year in all branches of the
industry, except placer mining.
Due to lowered metal prices the
value of metallic production shows
the heavy decline of 42 per cent
from 1930.
The tonnage of ore mined in 1931
is estimated at 5,410,000 tons as
compared with 6,803,846 tons in
1930. This gives an average gross
value of the ore mined of $4.36 a
ton, as conpared with $6.04 a ton
in 1930. This emphasizes the remarkable low operating costs being
achieved by the large low-grade
mines of tbe Province.
Lode gold production valued at
$3,142,136 shows a slight decline
from the figure in 1930 notwithstanding much increased activity in
this form of mining. The lessened
output was mainly due to the shutting down of the Copper Mountain
mine,a lowered output from Premier owing to slightly lower-grade
ore, and the closing of the Nickel
Plate mine, a former consistent gold
producer. Those decreases were
offset in part by a much larger output from the Pioneer and increases
from the Union and Reno mines.
Placir mining had a very busy and
successful year. Production .will
amount to about $230,000, a considerable increase over the §1152,235
recorded in 1930. Furthermore,
the work carried out this year indicates that placer-gold production
will increase in future years. This
form of mining is beginning to at-
ract widespread attention as the undoubted possibilities and large rewards in sight are better realized.
"Shipping"by individuals with pan,
rocker and small sluice, provided a
living for many men who may have
Sell It!
If you have anything to
•ell, try a Classified advertisement in the Herald.   Our rates are very
Someone may need that
article you don't require.
A small Ad. may bring
lots of
f f $ f V $ $       :.?
been a charge on the community.
The Department of Mines has recently issued Bulletin No. 1,1931,
"Placer-Mining in British Columb-
ia"which contains much information
on placer-mining.
The silver output is estimated at
8,200,000 ounces, a decline of 27
per cent, from that of 1930. Sullivan, Premier, and Prosperity, however, all made large outputs that
year enabling a high record production to be made. Prosperity was
closed early in 1931, and Sullivan
and Premier were forced to curtail
to some extent, these factors thereby largely causing the marked decline in the 1931 production.
Lead and zinc output from the
Province for some years has been
mainly from the Sullivan mine of
the Consolidated Company and this
year it is almost entirely from this
mine. Due to the desire of this
company to assist in world stabilization of these metals, output has
been gradually lessened throughout
the year. The output of lead is estimated at 264,280,000 pounds, a
decrease of 17 percent, as compared
with 1930. A zinc production of
202,000,000 lb. is a decline of 19.2
per cent, from the preceding year.
The copper output for 1931 is es
timated at 68,150,000 lb. as compared with 90,421,545 lb. in 1930.
Copper Mountain mine of the Granby Company did not produce this
year, and in addition, curtailment
was in force at the Britannia, these
facors largely accounting for the
decreased output. Hidden Creek
mine of the Granby Company made
a larger output than in 1930, but
the total production of this company
shows a large decrease due to non-
operation ot the Copper Mountain
Copper is apparently in the
worst position of all metals, with
large stocks of refined copper on
hand and consumption much below
normal. The metal prices are
below the real cost of produotion
bf many mines in the world, so that
unless for intermittent "distress
selling" prices are not likely to go
lower. When prices will move upward' is dependent on greatly
increased consumption, which in
turn can only be caused by a
radical improvement in world
business. Curtailment of production is assisting, but greater consumption is the only real cure for
the   present   unsatisfactory   price
Continued on Patre 3
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia.
Rubber Footwear
Men's Rubbers with 16 inch leather top, Miner
Brand, $7.00. Rubber Boots, f length, brown, $7.25,
black $6.50 Low Rubbers, 7 inch top, brown $3.95,
black $3.25.    White  Rubbers, Lifebuoy Brand, 8
inch top, $4.75.
Men's Storm Dress Rubbers, Sitka Miner Brand, $1.25
General Merchants, Anyox
West side of Smelter
OPEN   UNTIL   10   P.M.
We carry at all times a Full Line of First Class
Groceries;   also Heavy and  Shelf Hardware.
Clothes,   Boots,   Shoes   and   Rubbers   of   all
descriptions.   A large stock to choose from
Interesting information regarding British
Columbia coal, and its efficiency in com-
parison with other fuels, is available.
Annual Report of the Minister of Mines for the year
1930, dealing in detail with mineral production and general
mining conditions,  both in  respect of metallic and non-
metallic industries.
Bulletin, "Placer-Mining in British Columbia."   A special report dealing comprehensively with this phase of mining
in British Columbia.
Bulletin, "British Columbia, the Mineral Province of
Canada," containing a synopsis of the mining laws and
interesting information regarding the mining industry.
Copies of the above may be
obtained upon application to
Victoria, B. C.
League members benefit all ways, and especially as
patrons of the Picture Shows. Note these low prices to
Community League members and their families: Men,
one show a month at half-price. Ladies, all the time,
25c. on presentation of Membership Card. So join the
League and take an active interest in all its doings.
J/ »^»^
ALICE   ARM   AND  ANYOX  HERALD, Saturday, January 9, 1932
Preliminary   Mining Report
Continued from page 2
Dividends for the year are estimated at $4,750,000 as compared
with $12,527,652 in 1930. In part,
it is probable that these dividends
were not fully earned, as substantial surpluses have enabled some
companies to maintain reduced
dividends even with profitless operation. During the year, quarterly dividends were consistently
reduoed by several companies, and
the outlook is that a further decline
in the total is in prospect for 1932.
It is encouraging that a new divi
dend payer has entered the lists in
the Pioneer mine, which now pays
regular quarterly dividends of
three cunts a shai'H.
Owing tn troubled world conditions, mining iii British Columbia,
particularly on the productive end,
has slowed down iu 1931. but not
as much as might have been ex-
pected. With si'bstantial reserves
of silver' le. .d, zinc and copper ores
and the renewed interest in gold
mining, the industry is in a position to again expand as soon as
general business conditions im
j prove.
Nestle's Milk Co. Are Again
Forced To Enlarge Plant
The Nestle's Milk Products
(Canada) Limited, Toronto, whose
activities in Canada have each year
shown such remarkable progress,
report the necessity of again enlarging office space to cope with increasing volume of business in Canada.
The Vice President, Mr. Bradford Ellison, states that the remarkable acceptance of.Nestle's Con-
dendensed and Evaporated Milk by
Canadians during the past eight
years is directly attributable to the
standard of quality that must be
maintained to safeguard the. company's position as a unit of the
World's Largest Producers and sellers of Condensed and Evaporated
Milk. It is interesting to note
that Nestle's Products are sold not
only in Canada but in every country on earth.
During the last ten years Cana
da alone has carried on an international trade in minerals of over
six billion dollars, importing four
and exporting two billion dollar's
He was a colored man. He told
the teller, he would like to draw
out his money. The teller had him
sign a cheque for his balance and,
the negro departed with the money.
A few minutes later he returned to
redeposit the money. When asked
for an explanation, he answered:
"Ah just wanted to see if it was
still theah."
From Anyox for Stewart, Prince
Rupert,   Ocean   Falls,   Powell
River and Vancouver,
A.M. Thursdays.
Fortnightly  service  to  Queen
Charlotte Islands. Particulars
on request.
Passenger trains leave Prince
Rupert Mondays, Wednesdays
and Fridays at 3.00 p.m. for
Edmonton, Winnipeg and
points East.
For information call or write
local agent or
H. McEWEN, D.F. & r.A.
Prince Rupert. B.C.
1'pr.ir.—Tlir  Chateau  Fronttnae,  famonn  Quebec haitelrj, en what* wall I tablet In memory of the loldleri of the RciytO
Pi'MlleH hns been erected.   Lower—A panorama of the ancient city of Quebec, showing tha Chateau Frontenac and the rumpu.-H
I.,Inn ol  Ihe lime of the villi of H.MS. Hood to Canada.   The attack  against   I'rea-de-Ville   wan   made  along  the   nliuio
I ind the warship.   Inset—A mortar and cannon used In Qaebec at tha tins *f the siege kg American troops In the War of
Independence In 1775-71.
A memorial to an event of outstanding importance
in both Canadian and American history, has been
erected,on the wall of the Chateau Frontenac in
Although many thousands of American tourists
regularly invade the ancient city and throng the corridors of the great hostelry, it is not often realized
that their ancestors once attempted to gain admittance to the city with less success. Early in the
War of Independence two forces of American soldiers
were despatched against Canada, one under General
Richard Montgomery up the Richelieu against Montreal, and the other under Colonel Benedict Arnold
through tho wilds of Maine against Quebec. The two
rirmios united their resources before the city of
Quebec i.i mid-December, 1775, and commenced a
s'tGffb that lasted for 154 days throughout the ensuing wintor, Montgomery had carried all before him
ami raptured the forts of St. Johns and Chambly, and
occupied Montreal and Three Rivers, so Quebec re-
rnined the last stronghold of importance held by the
British, Arnold had encountered great difficulty in
his march, and his expedition was depleted by about
u third of its members.
Tlie dcj'i nso of Quebec was under General Sir Guy
Carleton who had a garrison of about 1,500, about
equal to the strength of the attackers, composed of a
few regulars, including the Seventh Royal Fusiliers,
the Royal Emigrants, a Corps of Seamen, and British
and French-Canadian Militia,
Early in the morning of December 31, 1775, the
chief assault was delivered by the American troops,
bravely led by the commanders in person, Montgomery being killed at Pres-de-Ville, and Arnold
wounded at Sault-au-Matelot at the other side of
the town. The attack was unsuccessful, many pvis-
oners were captured by the defenders, and the siepi
thereafter became little more than a blockn ' ■■ unt.l
relief arrived from Great Britain In May, 1176.
The tablet In commemoration of the part taken hv
the Roys' Fusiliers in the defence of tho town
"throughout the rigors of a Canadian winter, acra'n t
an active and enterprising enemy" was unveiled in
Quebec on Dominion Day, July 1, in the presence of
the Governor-General. A detachment of the Cans 'hi
Fusiliers of London, Ontario, with two officers from
the parent unit in England/represented the Sscond
Royal Fusiliers. The arrangements were made by
General Charles F. Winter, secretary of the Dominion
of Canada Rifle Association, and formerly a member
of the Royal Fusiliers, *
The Alice Arm Mining
and Development Co.
Announce a Drastic Cut in
Prices of all Residential and
Business Lots at Alice Arm
Prices have been Slashed from $1000.00
to $200.00, and to as low as $25.00,
or at least a 75 per cent, reduction on all lots
Now is the time to secure a good Business
Lot or a Residential Site for a Summer
Prices of Individual Lots, terms and all other particulars may be obtained from E. Moss, Sole Agent,
P. O. Box 8, Alice Arm, B. C.
The Herald Job Printing Department is
equipped to handle any class of work
:   :   :  Promptly and Efficiently :   :   :
Office Forms
Business Cards
Admission Tickets
Visiting Cards
Invitation Cards
and Announcements
Are among the many forms of Printing
handled by the Herald Office
Daring the past ten years the Herald
Printing  has won an enviable  record
AND A FAIR PRICE ALICE   ARM   AND  ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, January 9, 1932
Three Anyox Men Apply For
Corporal Ed. Clarke of the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police, paid a
brief visit to Anyox on Monday,
January 4th. in connection with
the application of three Anyox
men to be made naturalized citi-
zpiis. Formal applications hud
been made to Ottawa, and the customary investigation is now being
made. The men makllig applica
tion are: Helfie J.-ioobson, Nick
Mi relink, and Ernst Teodor
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Recent visitors to Anyns for the
Christinas holidays returned to
Vancouver by the boat on Monday.
January 4th. as follows: Miss
Florence Dodsworth, Miss Annie
McLachlan. and Mr. W. Cloke.
Miss Grace Peters left  on   Mou
day's bout   Fo;' a  holiday   visit  to
Miss Dorothy Rogeis of Anyox
was a passenger to Vancouver on
Monday. She will undergo special
optical treatment.
Miss Sutton, of the Publio
School staff returned on Monday
from a holiday visit to Vanderhoof.
W. Cavalier returned on Monday
from a holiday visit to Prince
Bupert, E. Lindquist and W. H.
Montgomery also returned from
Prince Rupert on the same boat.
Gordon Anderson, who has spent
the holidays with his parents, left
on Monday for Priuce Rupert.
J. C. Oswald and R. D. Noble,
auditors for Granby Company,
arrived by Wednesday's boat.
J. A. Anderson arrived from a
short visit to Prince Rupert.
S. Coniadina and M. Comadiua
arrived on Wednesday from Prince
Foi' real bargains in all lines of
$oods visit tlie Special Sale at the
Granby Stores on January 21st.,
22nd. and 23rd.
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Mrs. Kergin, after spending holi
days with Mr. and Mrs. H. F.
Kergin and family, returned to
Prince Rupert on Monday.
Miss Lillian Moss left on Monday for Prince Rupert, after spending holidays with her parents.
Sam Mooiv, who has spent con
siderable time at Anyox arrived
home on Thursday.   At the pres
ent time he is not in  the  best of
J. A. Anderson, superintendent
of public works department, arrived from Anyox on Thursday and
left this morning.
Mrs. Higgins had just paid the
last installment on the perambulator.
Shopkeeper—"Thank you, Madam. How is the baby getting on
Mrs. Higgins—"Oh, he's quite all
right. He's getting married next
By Strawberry Flats and the Silver Daisy
1—Falla About 5 milea from Hope
t—On the trail
The little village of Hope, situated on the Fraser River
about one hundred miles from the coast, is the
starting point for all mountaineers wishing to reach the
interior of British Columbia by the trail route. It Is a
scattered village of about two hundred Inhabitants but
possessing both an abundance of natural beauty and
a truly romantic past. The village is flanked on one side
by the noble Fraser river, while from the other side one
looks up three wide draws in the mountain ranges.
The one to the left is the beautiful Coquihalla valley
through which the turbulent Coquihalla river cascades
from a pass unmatched for rugged grandeur. Through
this pass too, under innumerable snow sheds and
tunnels the Kettle Valley Railway goes to Princeton
and the intorV. In the centre is an opening for the
Nicolum river, to the right is the. Silver Creek draw
and beyond it the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade
The mountain trail over the Hope Pass is the old one
known as the Dewdney which was surveyed and partly
built for twenty-five miles out of Hope, by English
Sappers In 1861. It winds up the Coquihalla River for
a short distance, then branches off with the Nicolum. a
tributary of the former river. The way lies through
Sylvan glades, past rushing waterfalls and over rustic
bridges, the old dry "cribbing" of which is as firm as the
day when it was laid.
The first feeding ground for horses is at 12 Mile Lake
—otherwise known as Divide Lake at an altitude of
2300 feet. This lake is the head waters of the Nicolum
river. Here there is a beautiful hay meadow owned by a
trapper and prospector who is patiently awaiting the
day when the transprovincial road will give him a means
of transporting bis wealth, in the shape of hay, to outside
At 22 Mile there is another beautiful camping spot.
Here there is a large cabin situated in the forest's heart
on the very banks of the Skagit river. The owner of It
carries on prospecting and mining operations in the
vicinity. He appropriately calls nls cabin "Defiance
Cnmp" and his mine "The Silver Daisy."
From here on for many miles the scenery becomes
more wonderful, If that were possible, but at the same
time more wild and rugged. The Pass, a narrow hallway
bounded by cliffs thousands of feet high, is a sight of
never-ending marvel. At one spot, known as Skagit
Vieffs, the trail (a bare 18 inches wide) winds around the
l—The Summit
4—Defiance Camp
shoulder of a cliff which towers above and drops away
a sheer one thousand feet to the bed of the river below.
Then the trail once more drop* down to the next
feeding grounds at Cayuse Flats which has a filter spot
three miles farther on—Cedar Flats. Beyond Cedar
Flats lies a long strip of heavy cedar timber, a true
"forest primeval." Strawberry Flats, s pleasant open
field on the Skagit river at a height of 8700 feet is the last
stopping place Wore the actual ascent to the summit
begins. Here, in spite of the high altitude, wild strawberries grow in abundance.
In the next 2300 feet (of the perpendicular of course!)
one Is led to the summit by a series of switchbacks «bj-
zagging up the face of the mountain. Ths river, which tt
the foot appeared a torrent, Is here a tiny stream,
a mere trickle over the stones. Below, ths ever-luting
hills unroll themselves for a hundred miles of valley ana
When the summit itself is attained s sight never to be
forgotten appears. A wide open meadow lies in u
inverted crown on the mountain top. Around its edge
rise whitish cliffs scarcely distinguishable from the many
snow banks. And everywhere, even beside the snow,
grows a bewildering variety of wild flowers.
In the centre of the depression lis two lakes, the
dividing of the waters, for from the one loss the Skagit
river towards the sea and from the other flows the Whip
Saw Creek towards the interior lakes.
As soon as the descent of the eastern slope is begun
a great change is noticeable. The grade is assy and
steady, the country becomes more open and is dear ot
the under-brush and ferns so characteristic of the western
slope. «
The last camp is twenty miles from Princeton but ths
last nine miles of that distance are covered by a good
motor road, the beginning of ths proposed Trans-
provincial-highway from Princeton to Hops.
About eight miles from Princeton is a wonderfully
interesting spot where stratified rocks yielding excellent
fossils remains are located on the side of the hill.
Shortly after this the valley opens out bsfors ons-
 r Into a friendly circle of hills
Princeton snuggled ] .
and its two rivers, the Slmilksmeen snd Tulsmssn
keeping guard over It. Beyond it, rises s splendid vista
of rolling green foothills with more rugged mountains
closer in, Indicative of ths districts most flourishing
industries, ranching and mining.
Eatabliahed  1849
"Lamb's  Fine Old Navy"
Old and Goodl
Ask the Britiah Navy!
On sale at Liquor Vendors or direct from
Government Liquor Control Mail Order
Department, Victoria, B. C.
Manitoba  Taking Timber
From Far North
This advertisement is not published or displayed by   the   Liquor
Control Board or by the Govern-
riient of British Columbia
Advertise in The
Winnipeg, Man. Jan. 2—More
than 2,000,000 feet of saw logs will
be taken from the Lake Athapapu-
skow limits of the E. S.' Branscombe Company as the first Wiht-
er cut for Manitoba's most northerly commercial sawmill, situated at
Tin Can Narrows near the Flin
Flon branch of the Canadian National Railways.
Customer: "Are you quite sure
this suit won't shrink if it gets
wet on me?"
Mr. Greenberg: "Mine fremit,
every fire company in the city lias
squirted water on dat suit."
B.  P. O. ELKS
Dominion of Canada and Newfoundland
Meets every second and fourth Monday of
the month
Hall for rent for dances, social functions, etc.
on application to elub manager
Bread,  Cakes, Pastry,
Office:   Oppoaile Liquor Store
Anyox Community
The Beach Council meets on the
Second and Fourth Wednesday of each
month, in the Recreation Hall, at 7
The Mine Council meets on the Fint
and Third Thursday of each month, in
the Mine Hall, at 7.30 p.m.
$2.50 a  Year
zn==iQrz]i 11 jqcjczic
Candies, Stationery, Proprietary
Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc.
W. M. CummingS,   Agent for all Vancouver Daily Papers
Post Oflice Building, Alice Arm
Hardware Department
We have a very pleasing selection of Rugs and
Mats which we would like you to see
Tecumsah Rugs, from    - . -       -   $4.50
Cocoa Mats, from -      -       -, -     80c.
Congoleum Rugs in all sizes and several patterns,
Wash Mops, at   - - 65c. and 75c.
O'Cedar Mops, at       -       -       $1.50 and $2.00
Dusting Mops, at      - ■    -       -       -       $1.25
Drug Department
With each brush you will receive free a Dental
Mirror, similar to the professional instrument used to
mirror the backs of the teeth. The regular retail
value of this mirror is 50c, so that you get a $1.00
value for 50c.   Our stock is limited.


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