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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.
$2.50 a Year
Alice Arm and
Anyox. $2.75 to
all other points. f
VOL. 11,   NO. 20
Alice Arm, B. O, Saturday, November 21, 1931
5 cents each.
Prince Rupert Chamber
Of Commerce Members
Pay Visit
Alice Arm received a visit from a
number of the members of the
Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce on Monday. The visit was
made in connection with a get-
together movement of Prince Rupert and surrounding towns so that
I 'lifferent problems can be discussed,
that effects both Prince Rupert and
the north. They had previously
visited Stewart and Anyox and
after their stay at Alice Arm left for
home on board the launch Jed-
way, on which they made the trip.
Those comprising' the party were:
, G. H. Pillsbury, President of the
I Prince Rupert Chamber of Commerce, and alderman; M. P. Mc-
Caffery, ex-mayor of Prince Rupert; Olof Hanson, M.P. for Skeena; John Dybhaven and H. Pullen.
Following a trip around Alice
\rm during the day, when the
visitors met many old friends, a
neeting was held in the Club
-louse at 8 p. m. H. F. Kergin,
vl.L.A. conducted the meeting, and
ie called upon Mr. Pillsbury for the
irst speech. Mr. Pillsbury stated
hat his first visit to Alice Arm was
Imade 24 years ago. The people of
■Rupert realized the importance of
I the mining industry to the north
land assured his audience of all
| possible assistance when necessary.
He explained how Prince Rupert
was suffering from the load line
decision made at a recent shipping
convention in London. Mr. Pillsbury explained how that the summer load line on deepsea ships did
not extend north beyond Powell
River. This meant that Prince
Rupert and northern points were
handicapped 21c. per ton on grain
and freight rates and efforts were
being made to have the summer
load line extended to latitude 56,
which is near Ketchikan.
Mr. McCaffery stressed the value
of co-operation among the northern communities and stated that
undoubtedly the dull times were
passing away. Have faith, he said
in yourselves, your fellow man and
the future and all will be well.
M. Dybhaven's speech was somewhat brief. He had, he said, enjoyed his visit and had met many
old Prince Rupert friends.
Olof Hanson,   M.P. stated that
the problems of northern  communities are closely   related  to  each
1 other in many ways, and it was the
I duty  of  the  different   Boards   of
I Trade to get together and endeavor
to solve their problems.    It  was
I also his duty to go around   and
Basketball Games   Provide
Fans With Thrills
With fangs bared and hair bristling, the Wildcats came back strong
on November 13th. and fought a
winning battle with the Scouts.
The latter brought all their woodsman training into action but could
not master their savage opponents,
who won by 13-10. In the Ladies'
game the High School girls were
quelled by the Spooks, and will
doubtless hereafter hold them in
greater respect. The final tally was
19-12. In the Men's Senior game
the Vandals roamed and raided
freely, the Store suffering considerably. The latter came but on the
thin end of the count, which was
A game was played on November
16th, between the Concentrator and
the Store, with the former considerably "on top," the final score being
31-10. Nevertheless this was a
good game, the breaks perhaps
being with the Millmen, while the
Store were unlucky on several clear
occasions in not being able to do
some arithmetic.
study these various problems. We
have many industries, he said, mining, lumbering, fishing and agriculture. It is up to us to boost our
industries, and now is the time to
stand together and face the future
with optimism, "Anything I can
do," Mr. Hanson said, "to assist
anyone in their difficulties, whether
Liberal or Conservatives will give
me a pleasure."
Mr. Pullen, the last visiting
speaker, commenced his speech
with a few witticisms, which amus
ed his hearers. He stated that the
object of their visit was to foster a
spirit of co-operation among the
northern communities, such a
course, he was sure, would benefit
all. From what he had heard previous to coming to Alice Arm and
also during the few hours here he
was satisfied that Alice Arm would
when conditions improved become a
big mining town. He stated that
he was prepared to assist the mining industry of Alice Arm whenever
possible, and hoped to visit us more
Mr. M. Petersen,President of the
Chambers of Mines, gave a short
address in which he outlined some
of the problems of the local prospectors, and hoped that the visitors
would call on us again.
A. D. Yorke, secretary of the
Chamber of Mines, stated that it
was a good policy for everyone to
pull together, and thanked the visitors for their addresses.
A resolution was then passed unanimously that: "The summer load
line on deepsea ships be extended
to latitude 56."
Premier Mine Holds Unique
Premier is the only mine in B.C.
that has consistently paid dividends
and earned them and, at the same
time has not yet reduced wages,
declared Dale Pitt, the manager, in
telling about their operations to the
party visiting there last week with
Olof Hanson, M. P., in the course
of a trip to the Portland Canal district. Production is being kept up,
some 500 tons of ore being concentrated daily at their mill to 50 tons
of concentrates and 200 tons of high
grade ore being shipped daily, partly to Anyox and partly to Tacoma.
Mr. Pitt said that their mine
could continue to ship for several
years yet.
Relief Work Will Cost Lot
Of Money
British Columbia's quota of unemployment relief work for this
winter, so far as federal assistance
is interested, will total $5,978,513
it is estimated.
Work iu unorganized districts
with the federal and provincial
governments each paying, half the.
cost will amount to an outlay of
$3,250,000; municipal work will
aggregate $2,536,713 with the Dominion paying half the cost, the
province a quarter, and the municipalities a quarter,while direct federal work including public works,
etc., will amount to $191,800.
Anyox Skaters  Enjoy
Near Dam
Taking the opportunity of indulging in their favorite sport while it
offered, a party of skaters hiked
over hill and down dale on Tuesday
the 17th to the lake near the second
dam. The evening was fine, the
party in the best of spirits, and the
ice all that could be wished. The
general wish was that the lake was
closer to town, so that everyone
could readily reach it. Coffee was
made in true camp style, and sandwiches appeared and disappeared
in short order.
Hospital Auxiliary Realize
$110.00 At Dance
The Women's Hospital Auxiliary
report that the amount of $110.00
was realized from their annual Hallowe'en dance held on November 2.
Everything considered, it might be
said that this is very creditable.
Apart from the financial concern it
can be truthfully stated that socially the function was equally successful.
The Ladies of the Auxiliary wish
to thank their many friends for
donations and valuable assistance,
also the public are to be thanked
for their patronage.
As in years gone by, the funds
realized from this dance will be entirely devoted towards the comfort
of patients in our local hospital, and
administered at the discretion of the
Auxiliary. The officers of this organization are: Honorary President, Mrs. W. F. Eve; Honorary
Vice-President, Mrs. J. S, Brayfield; President, Mrs. H. R.
Patrick; Vice-President, Mrs. A.
R. Kent; Secretary-Treasurer,
Mrs. F. Kydd.
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Golf Club Will Hold Card
Party and Dance
On Friday, November 27th, the
Golf Club will hold their first Annual Social Event. The function
this year will take the form of a
card party, followed by a dance,
with refreshments in between. The
affair will be held in the Elks' Hall.
If a good proportion of the members turn out, with a liberal sprinkling of their friends and the public
generally, this first annual event is
sure to be a success, as the Golf
Club boasts a surprisingly large
membership. The committee are
energetically at work to make this
their first annual card party and
dance really worth while, and it
promises to be well attended
H. R. Plommer Scores Hole-
In-One at Golf
Mr. H. R. Plommer, until recently Treasurer of the Granby
Company, joined the ranks of hole-
in-one golfers on Wednesday the
11th. Playing on the Marine Drive
Golf Course, he sank his tee shot
on the 135yd. fourth hole, commonly known as the "Splash." Mr.
Plommer is president of the Marine Drive Golf Club.
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Sale of Work on Monday In
United Church Hall
Monday, November 23rd. is the
date set for the Sale of Work and
Home Cooking in the Hall of the
United Church at the Beach. The
ladies are working industriously to
make this affair a success. In
addition to the usual attractions
there will be a sale of fancy-work,
and a table of attractive Christmas
novelties. Proceedings will commence at 2 p.m.
Alice Arm Birth
Born to Mr. and Mrs. S. Fraser
at Alice Arm on Friday, November
20th. a daughter.
Rise in Silver Awakens
Hope for Industry
In 1932
Reprinted From Financial News
Bar silver's remarkable advance
in price to 36i compared with a
low of 25j cents for the year and
higher than the prevailing level at
this time in 1930 is of great importance to the mining industry of
British Columbia. The Pacific
Coast province leads all the provinces of Canada in silver production, the output for 1930 being
11,825,930 ounces from all sources.
During the same period, Ontario,
where all the silver-cobalt plants
are located, produced 10,205,683
ounces. Yukon, where practically
all the silver output comes from
silver-lead concentrates, produced
3,746,326 ozs. in 1930, Manitoba
94,653 ozs., Quebec 571,164 ozs.,
and Nova Scotia 67 ozs.
The drop in the price of silver
during 1930, combined with the
declines in lead, zinc and copper,
brought about a shutdown of many
promising properties in British
Columbia. The average price of
silver in 1930 was 3S.154 cents,
compared with an average price of
52.993 in 1929 and 58.176 in 1928.
Although the 1930 output of silver
was over 1,300 000 ounces greater
than in 1929 and broke all records
for silver production in the
province, the value was considerably less than iu 1929 owing to the
sharp drop in price.. The value
was $4,307,270 compared with
15,256,270 in 1930.
British Columbia's output of silver will be considerably less than
in 1930 as furthur properties have
been shut down or are operating
on reduced schedules. However,
the advance in silver prices will do
more than any other single movement to restore the industry.
Should copper, lead and zinc show
a stronger tendency in keeping
with the upward trend in commodity prices which is now in evidence, 1932 promises tc be an
active year for miuiug in British
Columbia, especially in view of the
advance in gold milling activity
which has taken place during the
present year.
Should silver stabilize at levels
which make profitable operation
{possible, a number of the mines
which are primarily silver producers will be the first to resume operations. In the case of mines of
whioh the principal output is lead
and zinc, the beginning of operations may be postponed until the
trend of base metal prices can  be
more definitely gauged.
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ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, November 21, 1931
Alice Arm & Anyox Herald
Issued every Saturday at Alice Arm
Alice Ann 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 Kates on Application.
E. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
On Monday evening, when  a
number of the citizens of Alice
Arm met a visiting delegation of
the Prince Rupert Chamber of
Commerce to talk over things in
general, one of the Prince' Rupert
speakers stated that unlike Stewart
we had no aspirations for a railway terminus here. He stated
the truth. We havn't. But our
apathy is not a thing to be proud
of. Rather, we should be ashamr
ed, and, we believe that when the
speaker made the assertion, that
there were several in the audience
who were ashamed to admit that
we had let our opportunities slip.
We have sat complacantly on one
side and watched Stewart, and
Prince Rupert strain every effort
to bring to the proper authorities
their advantages as a terminus of
the Peace River railway. We
have been dead too long. It is
time we awoke, and it is also time
we realized that in unity is
strength. We have been too
divided. Petty jealousies, and
politics have kept us divided.
During the past three or four years
this especially has been the case.
The town that gets results and
prospers is the one that forgets
hard feelings when anything benefitting the town is suggested. The
small town is generally composed
of "soreheads." That is why it is
small. On several occasions during the past ten years, the Herald
has published an editorial, outlining
our railway terminus advantages,
and stressed that some action be
taken by the people to bring these
advantages to the proper authorities. No action was taken. The
result is that no one knows anything regarding our low pass to the
interior or our excellent harbor facilities. If we had stressed our advantages half as much as Stewart or
Prince Rupert one or other of the
big railway companies would no
doubt have sent in survey parties
to investigate our statements.
For the past ten years we have
been apathetic in regard to railway
matters. Are we going to be as
lax in our auto road policy during
the coming ten years? At the
present time Prince Rupert is well
advanced with her auto road to
the interior, and Stewart has a big
start on the highway to connect up
with the Alaska-Yukon road when
it is built. Alice Arm has made
a feeble attempt on an interior
highway, and if Stewart and
Prince Rupert have transportation
facilities with the interior before
Alice Arm, we will have only ourselves to blame. If the road from
Alice Arm is abandoned through
lack of support, our taxes will go
Wm. Bunting In Vancouver From North
William Bunting is back iu Vancouver after spending the summer
at his property, the Gold Cord, in
the northwestern corner of British
Columbia. Considerable work was
done on the main vein, four feet
wide, which was stripped for 2400
feet, and a 100 foot shaft sunk, the
width of tlie vein and the values
maintaining all through. It is
estimated that about 600,000 tons
of probable ore has been proven.
Mr. Bunting found three more
veins, fairly high grade. He is
optimistic that it will develop into
a large proposition, once the necessary capital takes hold of it. The
Gold Cord is reached via Haines.
Alaska, over a road 42 miles long,
thence by about six miles of trail.
Mining  Lectures Held
At Vancouver
A series of lectures on mineralogy, geology, mining and assaying
will be given under tlie auspices of
the B. C. Chamber of Mines, in the
cafeteria of the King Edward High
School, corner of Twelth Avenue
Oak Street, Vancouver. There
will be lectures on Monday and
Thursday of each week at 7.30
p.m., commencing with Thursday,
November 12th. The fee for the
full course is live dollars.
No  Relief  Work For
Hyder, Alaska
In reply to its requests for adequate river protection work on the
Salmon River, the Hyder Chamber
of Commerce is in receipt of a letter frohi Delegate Judge J. Wioker-
sham, that in effect is stated to be
rather discouraging. From the
letter it would appear that Judge
Wickersham is not hopeful of the
necessary appropriations being
made for some time. It is believed
that the reports of the investigating engineers was favorable, but
by the time this gets through the
War Department at Washington,
and is discussed in Congress it it
probable that two years will
elapse before definite construction
would start. In his letter Judge
Wickersham does not hold out
much hope as to the Federal U.S.
Government providing any unemployment relief work in Hyder this
We have a large stock of Men's Wollen Clothes, suitable
for everyone. ; Our stock includes Men's Woollen
Sweaters in all colors, weights and sizes at very reasonable prices. Mackinaw Pants, Shirts and Coats.
Heavy Woollen Shirts at reduced prices.
General Merchants, Anyox
West side of Smelter
OPEN   UNTIL   10   P.M.
toward supplying interior highways to those towns who realize
that in unity is strength.
Alberta Coal Displaces
Reports from the prairesindicate
that coal from Alberta and eastern
British Columbia is displacing to a
large extent tlie fuel largely im-
port?d from the United States in
former years. It is estimated that
millions of dollars will be kept
within Western Canada owing to
.this development.
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
Alice Arm
For Results Advertise
in The Herald
Can you Imagine a bewildered
Chinaman trying to total a
laundry list of 33,117,314 pieces?
But there Is one like that It Is
the total of washing done
by and for the Canadian
Pacific Railway Company in 1930, in Canada,
including hotels and bungalow - camps; sleeping
and dining car service,
(which also operates station restaurants), and
the British Columbia
Coast boat service. If
one stopped to sit down
and figure out the gallons of water and bars
of soap required for these
operations, the results
might be even more astounding.
The hotel, department
owns 789,821 pieces of
linen; the dining and
sleeping car, service
some 1,500,000 and the
British Columbia steamships another, 247,000,
making a grand total of,
2,536,821 pieces. These
include all "flat-pieces",
such as table - cloths,
sheets, napkins, towels,
pillow-cases, etc; the
white coats worn by the
company's   servants   ln
the various departments, and, in
the hotels, a oertain amount of
laundry, done for guests. In the
hotels, too, blankets, bed-spreads,
rugs, and so forth must
he considered. Every
piece of laundry handled
Becomes a laundry-piece
each time it appears ia
the wash. Thus a single
table-napkin may be a
laundry-piece over and
over again, according to
the supply of linen needed and available.
The picture shows ■
battery of washing machines in the laundry ot
the Royal Tork Hotel,
Toronto, the largest hotel ln the British Empire.
Similar equipment ln the
great chain of Canadian
Pacific Railway hotels
throughout Canada handles the great laundry
list in various centres,
with the assistance, ln
certain districts, of laundries outside the company's service. But the
Standard maintained is
the same everywhere,
immaculate cleanliness
being the motto from
coast to . coast, both
•shore and afloat.     _.
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.
Total Mineral Production to the end of 1930 valued at
$1,237,847,847.00, made up as follows.
Gold, placer : $78,588,949.00
Gold, lode 140,868,011.00
Silver 102,435,047.00
Copper 265,871,528.00
Lead 163,617,773.00
Zino  87,772.190.00
Coal and coke 330,293,688.00
Structural materials  62,538,833.00
Miscellaneous minerals, etc ...    5,861,828.00
Total $1,237,847,847.00
The Annual Report of the Honourable the Minister of
Mines for the year 1930 now is available, and may be
obtained free of charge, together with copies of special
bulletins, maps, etc., upon application to:
Victoria, B. C.
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ALICE  ARM  AND ANYOX  HERALD, Saturday, November 21, 1931
Manitoba Copper Mines
Are Busy
Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting
Company continues to operate at
capacity: 3,000 tons per day.
Sherritt Gordon, whioh started
operations in March, 1931, with
one unit, is handling about 950
tons per day. Up to the end of
August copper output totalled
7,679,286 pouuds. On a yearly
basis, allowing for the lower oapac-
ity for the Hrst few months, Slier-
ritt-Gordoti with one third of its
plant operating is producing at the
rate of nearly 18,000,000 pounds of
copper and in addition about $200.-
000 in gold and silver values.
Big Herring Shipments
For Chinese
Exports of B. C. dry salted her
ring to Hong Kong  and   South
China   for the past   three   years
have averaged over half a million
dollars a year iu value, and British
Columbia enjoys a complete mono-
I poly of this trade.    As the herring
catch on the east and west coasts
lot'Vancouver Island   is unusually
[remarkably abundant, and the culling is comparatively inexpensive, it
Inieets admirably the Chinese de-
Iniand for a good,  wholesome and
llow priced food.
Lower Production and Profits
At Britannia Mine
Howe Sound Co., operating Britannia Mine, has issued a report of
production and profits for quarter
ending September 30, showing
lower output in metals, lower income and a drop in net profit, as
compared with the second quarter.
C. P.  R.   Earnings   Show
Traffic earnings of the Canadian
Pacific Railway for the week ended
October 21 were $3,116,000, a decrease of $595,000 compared with
the same period of last year.
Vancouver   Island    is   13,500
square miles in area.
The Red Man Tries the Pipes
Advertise in the Herald
C andy has a broad grin on his
3 face as he watches brother
Eedman take a fling at the bagpipes which he has loaned him for
i a moment to try his luck. The
* Indian is all intent on his unaccus
tomed task and since it is only a
photograph and not a sound picture you can contsmplate the scene
without misRivinps. Photograph
was taken during the recent Highland Gathering and Scottinh Music
Festival held at Banff, Alberta.
The Floral Assets of the C.P.R.
Ipper—Gnrilenm and fountain at Kcnora Station,
Lower—Woodstock Station Broundn.
Flowers are among the assets of the Canadian Pacific
Hallway. It is the. policy of the Company to
establish permanent flower gardens at every station
along the long line of track stretched across the con*
In the very early days of the railroad the pioneers
were too busy attending to the task of opening up new
roads to give much attention to flowers, yet even back
in the early days one of the C. P. R. employees produced a few varieties of flower seeds <in his own plot
and distributed them amongst his friends at some of
the stations with the object of starting •£lower gardens
along the line. This took place over 80 years ago,
and to-day the Company spends a considerable amount
producing and distributing seeds and shrubs of all
kinds to station agents along the lines. The Cqmpany
maintains a floral department with (headquarters at
♦he Windsor Street Station in Montreal.
In carrying out this work a great number ot trees,
seeds and perennial plants are used annually. Suitable treos such as ash, elm and maple, are supplied,
and shrubbery such as honey-suckle, lilac, barberra,
elder, spiroa, weigolia and many other varieties together with a long list of bed flowers. Vines are also
supplied to cover buildings and fences surrounding
stations. For this purpose Virginia creepers and
'apaneso ivy are considered best.
Daring the past thirty years tho encouraging influ
ence of the C. P. R. gardens has materially assisted in
the Inauguration of floral societies all over the country, many of the officials of the Company being members of these societies. It is pleasing to remember
that the work ln connection vnith the gardens is credited directly to the agents and employees of the station, tor It is carried out mostly in their own time,
through their enthusiasm In beautifying the stations
of which they are ln charge. The C. P. R. recognizes
■this effort and muoh Interest Is aroused by the annual
competitions on both eastern and western lines of the
Company for the finest station gardens. Extensive
layouts do not enter Into the contest but the gardens
that have shown the most improvement during the
year are the ones that carry off the honors. Representatives from the floral department tour the lines
each year, sizing up the gardens and deciding tha
winner. Substantial money prizes are awarded each
The floral department of the Canadian Pacific Is
constantly in touch with horticultural institutions, including agricultural colleges and societies, so that no
stone Is left unturned to keep up to the very latest
The Alice Ami 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 (rom 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
During the past ten years the Herald
Printing has won an enviable record
AND A FAIR PRICE ALICE   ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD, Saturday, November 21, 1931
Walter Adams, who has spent
several weeks here left on Wednesday for Anyox, where he will spend
the winter.
The Alice Arm Athletic Association will hold a card party at the
Club House this evening, commencing- at 8.30 p.m.
Mrs. W. F. McGowan and son,
who has spent several months here
with Mr. McGowan at the Esperanza mine left on Monday for Vancouver, where she will spend the
J. A. Anderson of the Public
Works Department spent a day in
town during the week. During- an
interview with the Herald in regard
to a possible resumption of work at
the Relief Camp, Mr. Anderson
stated that up to the present he had
not received any information regarding the nature of future operations.
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Mr. and Mrs. D. McDougall left
on Monday's boat for Vancouver,
where Mr. McDougall will recuperate from a recent illness. While
there they will visit their son
Archie at the B. C. University.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Mclnnis
and family left on Monday for
Vancouver, where they will reside.
Mr. John E. Lee arrived on
Monday from Vancouver, where he
has been undergoing medical treatment and spending a holiday.
Mr. W. J. Code arrived on Monday from Prince Rupert.
Mrs. Austin Lindgren, who recently underwent an operation in
Vancouver for appendicitus, is pro
gressiug favorably. It is expected
that she will be home in about
three weeks.
Mr. Rex Hopkins left on Wednesday's boat for a visit to his
home iu London, England. There
were many friends at the dock to
bid him farewell and wish him a
safe and pleasant journey.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. E. Pamplin
left on Wednesday for Vancouver,
where Mrs. Pamplin will recuperate from a recent illness. Mr.
Pamplin will spend a short holiday
there before returning.
Mrs. T. L. Davis left on Wednesday for a holiday visit to Victoria.
Established  1849
"Lamb's  Fine Old Navy"
Old and Good!
Aik the British Navy!
On salt- at Liquor Vendors or direct from
Government Liquor Control Mail Order
Department, Victoria, B, C.
This advertisement is not published or displayed  by   the   Liquor
Control Board or by the Government of British Columbia
Advertise in the Herald
Rise In Silver Awakens
Hope For Industry
Continued from page 1
British Columbia's silver output
includes production from silver-
lead zinc mines, such as Premier;
and silver iu copper ores such as
In some quarters the price advance was attributed to pure speculation, induced by the increased
interest iu commodity quotations.
Optimistic observers however, attributed the movement to a cut in
world production of some 20 per
cent., the suspension by Great Britain of the gold standard and large
and steady accumulation by Chin
ese centres, whioh believe that
much higher figures are in the not
far distant future.
Silver hit its low for all time on
February 16 this year when it
sold for 25f cents an ounce. Its
record high price was $l,37j on
November 25,1919.   Some brokers
are predicting a price of 50 cents,
an ounce before many   weeks,   but
others believe a reaction is inevit
The bullishly inclined cite the
fact that the world's production of
silver for the first half of 1931 declined 21,873,000 ounces, compared
with the output for the same period of last year. They also call
attention to the fact that the
rupee of India has fallen to such an
extent that the Indian holder of
silver will not redeem it with the
.ow-valued currency. India, it
must be remembered, is one of the
world's greatest  users of silver.
China, the other great silver
using country, also is given some
oredit for the recent advance in
price. Shrewd Chinese traders,
whose forbears have been dealing
in silver exchange for centuries,
have came into the market as buyers of futures, according to rumors
in the'trade. As China is believed
to hold some 5,000,000,000 ozs. of
silver, this report, if true, would
liave considerable significance.
Salmon Exports To Britain
Shows Increase
Within the past two years the
volume of canned salmon exports to
Great Britain has swung from the
American to the Canadian column.
For the first nine months of 1930
the United States exported 10,444.-
700 pounds to the United Kingdom
as against 4,698,600 pounds from
Canada. For the first nine months
ofthe present year the Canadian
canned salmon exports totalled
10,175,400 pounds to the United
Kingdom as against 9,588,600 from
the United States. In other words
Canada's exports last year were
less than half those of the United
States and this year it has surpassed them by a substantial margin.
Canadian canned salmon comes in
practical entirety from British Columbia.
Demand  For  Nickel
Shows Decrease
Actual   tonnage   production   of
nickel in Canada during the first
eight months of 1931 has reflected
tlie contraction in  world demand
for this product which lias oocurred
during the past year or so.    Ao
cording   to    official    government
figures, the output of nickel for the
first eight months of this    year
aggregated 26,216 tons  as  com
pared with 36,791 tons in the corresponding   period   of  1930,   and
with 35,259 tons in tlie same inter
val of 1929.   This means that out
put this year fell 11,575 tons   as
compared with one year   ago, this
decrease being at the rate of 31.4
per cent.
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 lo club manager
ere an
Growing of ginseng for the
Chinese market has developed into
a substantial business at Water-
ford, Out., where about 45,000
pounds of this root were produced
last year, valued at $370,000.
Fine, unusually warm, weather
has favored threshing operations in
the north-west of Canada during
October and has raised the grade of
wheat substantially, according to
the crop report of the Canadian
Pacific's Agricultural Department.
Evaporators in the Annapolis
Valley are now working full time
and are consuming large quantities
of low grade apples. Markets for
the evaporated product are being
found in Montreal and Toronto
with an occasional car for the
Canadian West.
The canoe continues to be popular. . A recent official report
shows that In the last, five years
ln Canada building of canoes has
Increased by ove: 3C per cent. In
the number of establishments
making them and by 88 per cent.
in the value of the output.
Canary Korndyke Alcatra is
dead. This was the world-famous Holstein cow which in 11)28
created a world record of approximately 1,080 pounds of but-
terfat in 305 days. She was
later purchased by tbe Saskatchewan Government for $10,000
for breeding purposes.
Due to fall of the Canadian
dollar and rise in the French (ranc,
there will be no reduction in the
price of wines to Canadians this
winter, according to L. B. Cor-
deau, Chairman of the Quebec
Liquor Commission, interviewed
aboard Canadian Pacific Empress
of Britain on his return recently
from a tour of Europe.
Visiting Canada for the purpose
of studying all phases of the
grocery trade, a party of British
grocer apprentices are making a
tour of the leading centres of Eastern Canada which includes Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton,
London, Guelph, Welland and
Niagara, travelling Canadian Pacific lines. They will return to
England on S.S. Montclare.
Evangeline Memorial Museum
at Grand Pre., N.S., repository of
valuable Acadian and other historical relics of Nova Scotia, has
been accorded the distinction of
inclusion in the directory of the
Museum Association, Empire-wide
organization, headed by Sir Henry
Miers, noted authority, who visited Canada this summer.
Captain A. J. Hailey, R.N.R.,
veteran commander of the Canadian Pacific liner Empress of
Canada has been decorated with
the Royal Order of Siam by His
Majesty King Prajadhipok after
conveying the Royal party and
suite from Victoria to Hong Kong.
Captain Samuel Robinson, of the
Empress of Japan was similarly
honored when he brought the
Royal party to Canada.
Co-operation between Canada's
two great railway companies registered an important advance
recently when it was officially
announced that an agreement had
been reached whereby the Canadian National will co-operate with
the Canadian Pacific Railway and
the Canadian Pacific Steamships
in the solicitation of freight, passenger and express traffic for
Canadian Pacific ships to and trom
Canadian Mantle porta.      (79 V
Bread,  Cakes, Pastry,
Office:   Oppoaite 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 First
and Third Thursday of each month, in
the Mine Hall, at 7.30 p.m.
$2.50 a  Year
Candies, Stationery, Proprietary
Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc.
W. M. ClimniingS,   Agent for all Vancouver Daily Papers
Post Office Building, Alice Ann
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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 Saturdays at
11.30 a.m. for Edmonton, Winnipeg and
points East
For information call or write local agent or
H. McEWEN, D.F. tf P.A.
Prince Rupert. B.C.
Canadian National
The newest styles in Children's Pullover Sweaters.
Made from very fine quality Botany „Wool with
high round collar, in shades of navy, taragon, scarlet, beige, powder blue, jadesheen, with contrasting
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