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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.
VOL. 7,   NO. 11
Alice Abm, B. C, Saturday, September 24, 1927
5 oents each.
New Officers Named at
Regular Meeting of
Anyox P. T. A.
On Monday evening, September
19th. the P. T. A. met at the Public School for the purpose of conducting business and appointing of
the various committees. At the
meeting in May last a special committee was appointed for the nomination of the different officers, of
which committee Mr. Hartley was
Mrs. R. 0. Cutler, president,
called for a report from Mr. Hartley
who submitted a list of nominations
for the ensuing year, listed as follows:
Hon. President, Mr. Hartley.
President, Mrs. R. 0. Cutler.
Vice-President, Mrs. J. A. McMaster.
Recording Secretary,  Mr.   For-
dyce Clark.
Corresponding Secretary,    Mrs.
Treasurer, Mrs. H. Patrick.
Convenor Sports, Mr. Thorns-
teinsson. ,:
Convenor Entertainment, Mrs
W. F. Eve. i
Convenor Membership, Mrs. Cow
(Beach) Mrs. Neiler (Mine.)
Convenor Programme, Mr.
It was moved by the Rev. C.
D. Clarke and seconded by Mrs.
Wynne that the list as submitted by
the Nominating Committee be
accepted for the year. Carried unanimously.
Moved by Rev. Clarke and sec-1
onded by Mrs. Eve that lettersf
of appreciation be sent the various
members who had left town thanking them for their splendid co-operation in matters concerning the P.
T. A. and for the good work they
had done while here.
Business being closed for the
evening the next venture was to
meet the new teachers. There was
a good representative membership
present and to start things right
the President in her usual versatile
manner issued tags to everyone
present in order that they could
write their names on and go around
and get together. The rest was
just a matter of conventionality.
Mrs. Barclay and Mrs. Cloke
served refreshments during the
evening, which were much enjoyed.
The P. T. A. meet every third
Monday in the month and it is hoped
that every parent will make an
effort to get to these meetings and
become members of this worthy organization and thus enjoy the good
things in store for the coming
Anyox Tennis Finals to
Be Played Tomorrow
Men's finals will be played off on
Sunday September 25th, when 0.
G. Mclntyre meets F. F. Brown for
the championship of the season.
There have been some very hard
fought games played this year and
in particular should draw a large
bunch of fans. At the time of
going to press the ladies are in the
midst of the semi-finals to decide
who shall meet in the finals for the
Monarch Life Cup. It is hoped
that this too will be played off on
Sunday. We hear on good authority that the "bloke" what wrote the
song "It ain't goin' to rain no
more" was not a member of the
Tennis Club, so here's hoping for a
real fine day.
Season's Work Exceeds
P. E. Peterson, who is in charge
of operations at the Saddle property
at Hastings Arm left on Wednesday
for Vancouver. Prior to his departure, he stated that the season's
operations had   been   terminated
Some Fine Ore Bodies
Have Been Encountered
at Esperanza
Mining of high grade silver is
being steadily carried on at the
Esperanza Mine and a shipment
will be made to the smelter within
the next few weeks.
Mining has been conducted
throughout the summer, and some
fine ore showings have been exposed.
At the present time the bulk of the
high grade is being taken from an
upraise which is being driven ftom
the Baldy tunnel to the nearest point
in No. 3 tunnel. The raise is following a vein of high grade ore
composed of argentite silver which
varies in width from 4 to 10 inches.
The raise will be about 60 feet in
length and its completion will give
better ventilation in the mine.
Some first class ore is also being
mined from the Baldy stope. This
vein has a width of 3 feet, 4 to 6
inches on the hanging wall being
composed of high grade. The
whole vein is composed of a first
class milling ore, which will be utilized as soon as a mill is installed.
During the summer the Baldy
tunnel was extended a distance of
New Roads and Trails
Have Been Built
Transportation facilities at the
Copper Cliff and Vanguard properties have been much improved during the past few weeks. A good
road, 5 feet wide and 1 mile in
length has been constructed on the
Vanguard. It is on a good grade
and will allow sleighs and go-devils
to be used for the hauling in of
machinery necessary for development purposes.
The same amount of work has
been done on the Copper Cliff.
S. Dumas has been in charge of
construction work and he arrived in
town yesterday with his crew, having completed the work for this
Three quarters of a mile of pack
trail has been built to the Tiger
property. It was completed this
week under the supervision of J.
Graham. This trail will greatly
facilitate the taking in of supplies to
this promising property.
Wagon Road, Member-
Ship, Ore Sample, Etc.
The  result of this year's develop
ment had far exceeded expectations 137 f eet, and has now been driven a
and it was the intention of the Silver
Crest Mines Co. Ltd., who are developing the property to considerably enlarge the development programme next summer.
Operation of Toric
The staff at the Toric mine was
considerably reduced during the
week. The reduction followed the
return of A. C. H. Gerhardi from
the south. Whether a new force
will be engaged, and the mill put in
operation this year is unknown. It
is understood that some difficulty is
being encountered in the starting up
of the mill.
F. D. Rice, left Alice Arm, on
Thursday for Hastings Arm, where
he will survey the Saddle property
for the Silver Crest Mines Ltd. A
location for an aerial tramway will
also be surveyed. He was accompanied by Mrs. Rice, A. D. Yorke
and Wm. Stephens.
Anyox Shipping Notes
The S. S. Griffco arrived from the
south at 6.30 p.m. on Saturday
loaded with 350 tons of lime rock
and 1000 tons of general freight.
She left for Stewart on Tuesday at
8 p.m.towing scow Grift, and arrived
back on Thursday towing scow
Pioneer with 1000 tons of Premier
The S. S. Amur arrived from
Stewart on Monday at 9 a.m. loaded with 782 tons of Premier concentrates and 1130 tons of Premier
ore. She loaded 169 tons of copper here and proceeded to Tacoma
at 3 p.m.
total distance of 335 feet. During
the extending a hard dyke was cut
through, and a vein of good milling
ore 2 feet wide was exposed on the
other side. This vein has streaks
of high grade running through it.
It was drifted on for 25 feet and a
raise of 12 feet driven. The end of
the raise showed that values were
Operations at the mine are in
charge of F. M. Crosby, who has
a large amount of mining experience
and he is confident that with the
installation of a compressor plant
and mill that the Esperanza will become a rich dividend payer.
Plans are progressing for the reorganization and incorporation of
the company. When this has been
completed additional capital will be
solicited so that a compressor plant
and concentrating mill can be installed. The installation of a mill is
the chief want. There being a large
tonnage of milling ore both in the
dumps and underground that will
pay a handsome profit.
The Esperanza has been a persistent shipper of high grade silver
ore for several years, and a visit to
the mine yesterday revealed the fact
that ore is still being mined with no
signs of exhaustion. It is expected
that power drills will quickly develop a much larger tonnage of high
grade and milling ore than has yet
been encountered.
For a quiet rest   try   the Alioe
Arm Hotel.    Pleasant surround-
Morley Shier, representing the
Canadian Explosives Ltd., arrived
in Anyox on Wednesday' and will
spend a few days here and at Alice
Arm in connection with business.
Advertise in the Herald
Anyox Hunters Getting Busy
The boys are busy on their guns
getting them oiled up. Chasing
the other fellow for something
loaned in connection with his gun,
or some part lost on one of last
year's hunting trips. But this
year the boys are looking for hum-
hum-dinger good weather, and
licences allowing, there should be
some good bags.   Here's hoping.
The regular meeting of the Alice
Arm branch of the British Columbia Chamber of Mines was held in
the Anglican Church on Monday
evening. President 0. Evindson
The minutes of the preceding
meeting were read by secretary A,
D. Yorke.
The question of a wagon road
from the end of the railway to the
Kitsault Glacier was again taken
up, and the meeting was informed
by the secretary and no action had
yet been taken. The secretary was
instructed to write to the Minister
of Mines giving him all available
data, and requesting that the
commencement of construction
start as soon as possible.
H. F. Kergin stated that the
government intended to spend a
considerable sum of money in, the
near future repairing the Kitsault
Valley railway which was in a bad
state of repair, and it was possible
that this work would be done before a wagon road would be built.
The   Chairman   informed    the
meeting that a piece of of ore, which
Eo-tel.    Pleasant surround-i was almost 80,id copper and weigh.
0. Evindson. proprietor.      | j„g nearly 400 pounds was at the
Vanguard. It had been presented
to the Chamber of Mines, and
he asked the sanction of the meeting in defraying the cost of transporting it to camp 8 so that it
could be brought down. The sanction was given upon Al. Falconer
stating that the price would not
exceed $15. It will be sent to the
Chamber of Mines at Vancouver
for display purposes at the entrance
of the building.
In reply to a question, thesecretary
stated that the total membership
was twenty-six. Ways and means
of increasing the membership were
discussed. It was finally decided
to appoint a committee of three to
obtain new members. The committee being Neil Forbes, 0. Flint
and E. Moss and they were instructed to report at the next regular meeting.
It was deoided to hold future
meetings at the School House.
The question of providing a building owned by the local branch was
discussed but laid over.
H. F. Kergin who is a member
of the Game Conservation Board
stated that he would be pleased to
accept any recommendation from
the Alice Arm Chamber of Mines
relative to the laws governing
game in this district. The matter
will be further discussed at the
next regular meeting.
Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Maxwell
arrived home on Monday from an
extended vaoation in the south.
Mrs. Zinkevich was a passenger
on the Catala on Monday from
Mrs. Wm. O'Neill and family
arrived home ou Monday from a
vacation spent in Vancouver and
We guarantee to give you satisfaction, whether it is for your next
suit or overcoat. Stan Ballard,
Anyox Tailor Shop.
Among the arrivals from Vancouver on Monday, were: A. W.
Servold, R. J. Spry. L. H. Chapman, H. Andrews, and A. Gillis.
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Walters returned on Monday from a short
visit to Prinoe Rupert.
Get the habit, ask for El Doro
when ordering Cigars, quality
W. A. Talbot, government engineer, returned on Monday from
a visit to Stewart and Prince
Spiro Gurvioh was an arrival on
Monday from Prince Rupert.
Among the arrivals from Prinoe
Rupert on Monday, were: S. Lilki,
W. H. MoBeth, F. Marovioh. Wm.
MoKenzie, H. Uasez, C. E. Imason
R. C. Hawkes, H. Pearson, and
M. A. Rocahe.
Alex McLean left on the Catala
on Monday for Vancouver.
J. 0. Kirk was a passenger on
Monday's boat for Vancouver.
H. Dube was a passenger on the
Catala on Monday for Vancouver.
Continued on Page 1
We have a very fine opening in
this district for a man or woman
to handle our products, selling direct to the home on either a full or
part time basis. For full particulars write to the J. R. Watkins
Company, 1150 Hamilton Street,
Vancouver, B. C. ALICE   ARM   AND  ANYOX   HERALD.   Saturday,    September   24 1927
Alice Arm & Anyox Herald
Issued every Saturday at Alice Ann
Alice Arm and Anyox $2.50 Yearly
Other Parts of Canada, .$2.75
British Isles and United States, $8.00
Notices for Crown Grants -   -   $15.00
Land Notices ....      $15.00
Transient Advertising, 50c. per inch
Contract Rates on Application.
ID. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
The proposal of the Alice Arm
branch of the British Columbia
Chamber of Mines to request the
Minister of Mines to build a wagon
road from the end of the railway
to the Kitsault Glacier is sound.
Transportation is, and always has
been our chief want. Show a
mining company how they can get
in machinery and supplies when
developing a property at a reasonable price and they are much more
likely to become interested than if
a property is inaccessable except
for an indifferent pack trail, which
is a quagmire with every shower of
rain. Transportation costs are a
large item of expense to anyone
developing a new mining property.
Poor transportation facilities have
been the cause of many a promising prospect being turned down.
Development work to date in the
Upper Kitsault Country has proven
the richness of this section. A
wagon road would be a gilt edged
security for the government. It
would hasten the development of
numerous properties to a shipping
stage, and the taxes derived in one
month from a company operating
on a large scale would pay for a
road many times over.
Macadamized auto roads for
tourists now being built in the south
may be useful to some of the northern sourdoughs after they have made
their million and wish to ride in
their Rolls Royce with silk cushions for a stern end comforter
instead of a hewn log. But at the
present time they can get along
without any fancy dressing for their
roads,. A road that will carry a
load of mining machinery or hold
up a truck load of concentrates
above the wheel hub is all that
is asked.
Natives Mining   Ivory
In Alaska
An ivory harvest arrived at Tacoma recently on the schooner Boxer
whioh represented an unintentional
bequest from long dead Eskimos to
the present generation. For ages
natives of tlie islands in Behriiig
Sea took walruses, ate the blubber
and threw tlie gleaming white
tusks on tlie dump or kitchen midden, back of their igloos.
The piles accumulated during the
centuries until tlie white man came
with his trading schooners and
eagerly bought the tusks of freshly-
killed walruses. The Eskimos of
today, remembering the wasteful
habits of tlieir ancestors, promptly
began to sink mines on the sites of
ancient camps and villages. Each
year for four years on St. Laurence
Island alone they have dug out
thousands of dollars worth of fossil
Noted  Northern    Character
Passes Away
John Clinto Ware, a picturesque
figure of the pioneer days of the
Pacific northwest, died recently.
He was the original liex Beach
character "Steve" in "Silver
Horde." He was formerly a member of the Canadian mounted police
and the United States secret serv-
vice. He carried the first mail into
Nome by dog team from Dawson
Fire, Life, Accident
and Sickness
Guaranty Saving! & Loan Society
P. O. Box 264, Anyox
FOR SALE—At Alice Ann.
Nice Comfortable 1-room cedar
Log Cabin. Beautiful view.
Partly furnished. Price $200.00
with terms. Apply Herald Office
Al. Falconer
Alice Arm
Baggage, Freighting, Pack
and Saddle Horses
Slab Wood Cut any Length
Every Order Given
Immediate Attention
Silver Imports Drop
Silver imports into India for the
week ending Aug. 20 totalled 510,-
000 oz., compared with 640,000 oz.
for the preceding week, according
to recent cabled advices to the U.
S. Department of Commerce from
its Bombay office. The sources of
the imports were: Durban, 60,000
oz; London, 450,000 oz.
We have just received a large new consignment of
Dr. Middleton's pure food products, including the
famous Macaroons, Ironized Whole Wheat, Oatmeal
Fruit, Sugar, Ginger, and other Whole Wheat
Health Cookies.
Full line of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Weekly.
Alice Arm
About every year, generally in
the spring when news is scarce,
Vancouver and Prince Rupert
newspapers, spread a 6-in. headline over their sheets telling the
world at large what a great big advantage an ore smelter would be
if built close to their towns. They
tell of the enormous ore tonnage
that is shipped to foreign countries
to be created into metals, all of
which is hot air, of the most torrid
We have often stated in these columns that this stuff is written by
irresponsible persons, who often
listen to some wild cat promoter
who goes into hysterics over the
millions and billions of tons of ore
he has in sight, but needs money
to get it out. The logical centre
for a coast smelter is Anyox.
It is centrally located in the
vast coast mining district. Ore
can be shipped north or south.
Here is an up-to-date plant, which
can be converted quickly and
economically into a lead or zinc
smelter or to treat any other kind
of ore. The Granby Co. are in
the mining and smelting business
to make money and as soon as sufficient ore is guaranteed them
whether it is lead, zinc or tin they
will undoubtedly make the necess<
ary changes to treat these ores.
Alice Arm
The Boianza Silver
Camp of B. C.
We invite you to investigate the  mining shares now
being offered in Alice Arm properties and recommend
Kitsault-Eagle Silver Mines Ltd. (N.P.L.)
British Colonial Securities Ltd.
Suite 325, Standard Bank Building, Vancouver
Alice Arm Representative:   A. McGuire
S.S. Prince George leaves Anyox each Thursday
midnight for Prince Rupert and Vancouver via.
Ketchikan.        i
I Prince Charle»leaves each Monday 12.00 rnid-
1 night, via Stewart and Massett, tor Prince Rup-
lert, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
jii S. S. Prince John leaves  Prince  Rupert, fort
nightly for North and South Queen Charlotte Island ports.
Trains leave Prince Rupert daily except Sunday at 11.30 a.m.,  for
Jasper,   Edmonton,  Winnipeg, direct connections for all points
East and South.   Jasper Park Lodge open May 21st. to Sept 30th.
See Canada in Canada's Diamond Jubilee Year,   1867-1927
Use Canadian National Express for Money Orders, Foreign
Cheques, etc., also for your next shipment.
For Atlantic Steamship Sailings or further information, apply to any Canadian
National Agent, or to R. F. McNAUGHTON, District Passenger Agent
Prince Rupert, B. C-
Launch "Awake
Leaves Alice Arm on Tuesday at 9  a.m.     Returning
same day, leaving Anyox at 3 p.m.
Leaves Alice Arm on Wednesday 2 p.m.     Returning
on Thursday, leaving Anyox at 10 a.m.
Leaves Alice Arm on  Saturday, at 9 a.m.    Returning
same day leaving Anyox at 3 p.m.
Special Trips by Arrangement
Vaoant, unreserved, niiysd
Crown lands may be pre-empted by
British subjeots over 18 years ot age,
and by aliens on declaring mtentssn
to become British subjeots, oonaV
tlonal upon residence, oooupatlso,
md Improvement tor agrloaHural
Full Information concerning relations regarding pre-emptions is
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," eoples of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
Lands, Viotoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not timber-
land, i.e., carrying over 6,000 board
feet per aore west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feot per acre east of that
Applications for pre-emptions are
ii be addressed to ths Land Com-
nlssloner of the Land Recording Dl-
Islon, ln which the land applied ter
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of whioh can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
to value of f 10 per acre, Including
clearing and cultivating at least five
acres, before a Crown Grant can be
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-empt
Applications are received for purchase of vaoant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberliind,
tor agricultural purposes; minimum
prloe of first-class (arable) land Is (6
per aore, and second-class (grazing)
land $1.E0 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands Is given ln Bulletin
Mo. 10, Land Series, "Purohase and
Lease of Crown Lands."
Hill factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acres,
r\ay be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
slum page.
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding 20
acres, may be leased as homesites,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and Improvement oondltlons are fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
1 For graslng and Industrial purposes areas not exceeding 640 aores
may be leased by one person or a
Under the Qrailng Aot the Provinoe Is divided into gracing districts
and the range administered under n
I Oraalng Commissioner. Annual
i grailng permits are Issued based on
'numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-owners
may form associations for range
management Free, or ptrtlally free,
permit! are available tor settlers,
campers and] travellers, up to ten
772e Herald
$2.50 a Year
Anyox & Alice Arm
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals as follows: Placer Gold, $78,018,548; Lode Gold, $126,972,318; Silver, $80,-
787,003; Lead, $106,976,442; Copper, $209,967,068; Zinc, #50,512.557; Coal and Coke, $284,699,133;
Structural Materials and Miscellaneous Minerals, $50,175,407, making its mineral production to the end
of 1926, show an
Aggregate Value of $988,108,470
The substantial progress of the Mining industry of this Province is strikingly exhibited in the following
fio-ures which show the value of production for successive five-year periods: For all years to 1895, inclusive "894 547 241- forfive years, 1896-1900, $57,607,967; for five years, 1901-1905, $96,507,968; for five years-
19061910 $125 534,474; for five years, 1911-1915, $142,072,603; for five years, 1916-1920, $189,922,725;
for five years, 1921-1925, $214,726,650; for 1926, $67,188,842.
Production Last Ten Years, $429,547,755
Lode mining has only been in progress for about 25 years, and only about one-half of the Province has
been even prospected; 200,000 square miles of unexplored mineral bearing land are open for prospecting.
The Mining Laws of this Province are more liberal and the fees lower than those of any other Province
in the Dominion, or any Colony in the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such properties, security of which is guaranteed by
Crown Grants.
Practically all British Columbia Mineral Properties upon which development work has been done
are desoribed in some one of the Annual Keports of the Minister of Mines. Those considering
mining investments should refer to such reports. They are available without charge on application
to the Department of Mines, Victoria, B. C. Beports covering each of the six mineral Survey
Districts are pnblished separately, and are available on application. Keports of the Geological
Survey of Canada, Winch Building, Vancouver, are recommended as valuable sources of information.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may b6 obtained gratis by addressing
VICTORIA, British Columbia ¥
ALICE  ARM   AND   ANYOX   HERALD.   Saturday,    September   24 1927
Lindberg's Achievement
Denuded Canadian
It may at first glance appear
absurd to draw any connection
between the Lindberg trans-Atlantic flight and the forests of Canada, but according to the Natural
Resources Intelligence Service of
the Department of the Interior at
Ottawa, there is a very definite
connection and many an acre of
Canadian forest land has been temporarily laid bare as a direct result
of this flight. The explanation may
be summed up in one word—newsprint.
The big city papers all over America had their circulation boosted
enormously announcing thedetailed
results of tho achievement and Canadian pulpwnod furnished the paper for most of this extra circulation
It may not be genorally appreciated
what newspaper circulation does to
forest growth. According to the
Natural Resources Service, one big
daily with its various departments
on a single million-copy edition will
denude a spruce and balsam forest
area of nearly 100 acres. Multiply
this bjr a number of such papers,
some with several editions per day
and again by the number of editions
sent to the presses each year and
the total will rapidly grow into
staggering if not alarmingly proportions. One Chicago paper giving the results of the recent mayoralty elections in that city alone
consumed 580 cords of pulpwood
for a single edition. Fourteen
freight cars were required to handle
the order.
Wm.    Bunting    and    John
Stenbraten to Interest New
William Bunting has spent the
summer on the Stampede Group,
witli John Stenbraten, his partner
in tlie property. They will seek
to interest new capital this winter
in the claims, the Hecla Mining
Company having passed up the
property on account of the distance
from transportation.
Paradise  Mine  Will   Have
Concentrating Mill
It is announced that the Victoria
syndicate will erect a 75-ton mill
at tlie Paradise mine, which is
being worked under lease from the
Hon. Randolph Bruce, Mr. It. H.
Stewart, mining engineer, will be
in charge of this work.
Aid to Prospectors for Transportation Only
The acting territorial mining
engineer of Alaska, D. B. Stewart,
announces that funds are now
available under recent territorial
legislation for the assistance of
prospectors. This aid is to be given to the extent of $150 a year for
transportation purposes only, and
is restricted to American citizens
who have been resident in the territory for at least a year. The
grant requires recipients to report
within a year to the Commissioner
of Transportation the nature of
any discoveries made and the conditions in the locality. This information will be collected and made
public, chiefly for the guidance of
other prospectors.
If current investigations in
Alaska by the Union Sulphur Co.
are successful, sulphur may sooil be
added to the mineral exports ofthe
A strike has been made on the,|
Gold drop property in the Beaver-
dell district, and it is announced
that shipments will be made as
soon as a road is built to the mine.
The property is operated by the
Killarny syndicate of Vancouver,
and Mr. William Mclntominy is in
Rapid and complete recovery of
the Alaska salmon fisheries is on
the way as a result of the basic
principal laid down by the United
States congress that at least fifty
per cent of the salmon run yearly
must be allowed to escape to the
spawning beds, it was stated by
Henry O'Malley, United States
commissioner of fisheries.
Surveys of Mineral Olaims, Subdivisions, Underground  Surveys,
ALICE ARM, 13. 0.
M. M. STEPHENS & Co. Ltd.
The oldest Financial Office in Northern B. C.
Office:   PRINCE RUPERT, B. C.
Fall and Winter Clothing
Our stock is complete to outfit you with Fall or ,
Winter Clothing, including Rain Test Shirts, Coats
and Pants, Mackinaw Coats and Pants.    Rubber
Footwear of all descriptions.
Alice Arm
B. P. O.  ELKS
Dominion ot Canada and Newfoundland
Meets every second and fourth Monday of
the month
Hall for rent for dances, social functions, etc.
on application to club manager
Welcome Hotel
Alice Arm
Comfortable Rooms for Rent
Tobacco and Soft Drinks
Cigars,   Cigarettes
A. BEAUDIN, Proprietor
Candies, Magazines, Stationery,
j  Proprietary Medicines, Toilet Articles, Etc.
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Magazines and Periodicals on
file.   New books regularly
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Everything for the wet weather, including Water
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Rubber Footwear, including Rubber Boots in  low,
knee and hip lengths.
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Necessity the Mother of Invention
The secret of making ends meet, is,
not infrequently, the difference
between Success and Failure. Adaptability to hard Circumstances in
order to study them with a view to
overcoming them, is a mere stepping-
stone to the foot of the born Inventor.
And, however we look at them,
Inventors are "born" as well as
An Inventor has the ability to step
off, into Space as it were, to "take
the plunge" to quote the man in the
street, which more timid, or more
sophisticated folk, lack.
Most Inventions come out of two
desires. A desire to save labor, and
a desire for better service. But an
even more fundamental stage lies
back of these. The period in some
man's life, of Rock-bottom Necessity.
And so there has come down to us
from the Ancients, who were fond of
putting Truths into adages the pithy
statement that "Necessity is the
Mother of Invention."
The Age of Necessity, is therefore
the Age richest in Inventions. The
Inventions of a fundamental order,
those that saved mankind from e*
tinction, rather than those that
spared his strength.
Regarded from this viewpoint what
people more rich in Invention than
the Indian? What people more
capable of "making ends meet"?
What people closer in spirit to the
Secrets of Nature? What people so
able to see possibilities, "a way out"
where no way apparently exists, as
these simple people of the woods,
lakes, rivers, plains and mountains?
From these Fundamentalists, the
Pioneer had at once most to fear and
most to learn. It was this antithesis
which sharpened desire to take-up
the land and hold it against the veritably embodied Spirit of Circumvention. And it was when the early
pioneers began to appreciate the
cleverness of the Indian and the
Indian began to appreciate the qualities of life as introduced by the new
people, that one began to learn of
the other and to prosper by exchange
of experiences and by exchange of the
inventions for which each stood.
The Indian and the pioneer have
this in common. Both were always
face to face with Necessity. Danger
was clear-cut... everywhere. No
getting away from it. And to some
extent it is interesting to be able to
decipher in most of the primitive
inventions of the Indians, whether
their habitat was the shores about
the Great Lakes, the Prairies from the
Lakes of the Woods to the foothills
of the Rockies, or the Rockies themselves or the littoral of the Pacific, a
certain Something, like an Atmosphere, a curious Fragrance, suggestive of Danger... a bizarre note...
indicative of the presence of the
sinister form or forms which originally
called into existence that particular
I well recall the impressions experienced the first timel saw our Indian
guide of the French River, drink from
his paddle. We had gone up the
Murdoch and portaged to Crooked
Lake. (A lake that Only last year was
opened up by the Canadian Pacific
Bungalow Camp—above). No sooner
had we got into the canoe and gone a
few lengths than the guide ceased
stroking and careened the paddle
blade so that the clean, cool water
dripped as from a clear fountain into
his thirsty mouth and throat. No
weight had changed, the canoe still
ranged ahead from the last stroke,
the guide did not change his posture,
there was no sound, his eye still commanded the scene. The action was
so swift and silent that without
bidding my own eye ranged off to the
wooded bank, searching for the
imaginary foe whose mocassined feet
and wary intuition may have traced
the invasion by the summer camper
of this hitherto undeveloped haunt
of trout.
Thus swiftly did this simple act
recall the time when it was first
practiced. That time in the history
of Canada when the Red man's foes
were so numerous, when the urge of
hunting so keen that even when he
took a drink of water he must never
lose that vigilance which kept him
always on guard.
In itself a mere straw, it holds a
psychological subtlety that in detail
shows us to what necessity and to
what finesse or inventiveness those
who live right down to the elemental
were driven by the combative elemental forces with which they
warred for existence.
We admire these things in ancient
and distant peoples, but we are given
to overlook them and set little value
by them when they occur at our very
doors as it were.
Canada is particularly rich in
"inventions" of this nature. They
are not here things of the Past but of
the living Present. I saw the Indian
drink from the paddle only last summer. You may see him this.
Adaptation or resourcefulness in
so simple acts are among these primitives, progressive after a fashion. The
next time our guide took a drink of
the cool lake water, he broke the deep
flower of a pitcher plant from a clump
that grew by the bank and made a
drinking-cup of it. Not limited to
one cup you see. And in the transition from the oar we can feel there
was a transition in poetic fancy. It
was a drink of relaxation... a sip
of nectar from the flower's heart.
And had he been of the Far East we
should have said "See the artistic
development of this Jap" but being
of the West and of the Wilds, it was
wholly unlooked for and evoked more
of surprise than anything else. It
called out on elemental feelings of
lurking danger or watchful foes, but
the pleasing cognizance that Art
is Universal and that some of
the primitive inventions follow the
sweeter paths of fancy, rather than
the ever-present Danger spelled ol
the "oar-blade" cup.—By vlitoria
Hayward. ALICE  ARM  AND  ANYOX   HERALD,  Saturday.    September   24 1927
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Hand Laundry Work done at
reasonable prices.—Miss B. Crawford, near Meat Market.
W. A. Wilson arrived home on
Monday from a visit to Prince
E. Ness was a passenger south
on Monday to Vancouver, where
he will spend tho winter.
Ed. Peterson returned on Monday from a short visit to Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Rice returned on Monday from Priuce Rupert.
A. C. H. Gerhardi arrived on
Monday from Vancouver and left
again on Wednesday.
R. F. McGinnis, who has spent
the past month or two here left on
Wednesday for Seattle.
E. Skonsing, who has spent the
snmmer here developing his mineral claims left for the south on
Mrs. Carl Johnson arrived from
Prince Rupert on Monday.
C. H. Homer, provincial assessor
of Priuce Rupert, spent several
days in town during the week.
F. M. Crosby, manager of the
Esperanza mine arrived on Monday
from a visit to Mrs Crosby at Prince
Mrs. J. Graham and son arrived
home on Monday from a visit to
Prince Rupert.
T. Ebbint and A. Scott have spent
the past week on McGrath mountain
examining mining properties on behalf of the Britannia Mining Co.
J. M. McDonald mining engineer
for the Granby Co. spent several
days on McGrath mountain during
the week examining mining properties.
Church Services will be held at
the Anglican Church tomorrow by
Canon Rushbrook as follows:
Holy Communion at 10 a.m. at
which persons of any denomination
are invited. Sunday School at 11
a.m.    Evening Service at 7.30 p.m.
Mr. Burnett, representing Smith
Blair and Company of Vancouver
spent several days in town during
the week on business. He is a
pioneer on the coast, and during
his stay here he met Harry Smith
with whom he did business
on Vancouver Island 30 years ago.
These two pioneers spent a happy
time reminiscencing.
The Alice Arm branch of the
British Columbia Chamber of Mines
have instituted a membership drive
during the next four weeks. Messrs.
Neil Forbes, 0. Flint and E. Moss
have been appointed a committee to
carry out this task. If you are not
already a member see either of the
above mentioned as soon as possible
before they have time to put the
question up to you.
The B. C. School of Short Story
and Photoplay Construction
Please  send without any obligation from
me details of the course in:—
a. Short Story Writing
b. Photoplay Construction
c. English and Composition
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W. A. WILSON, Manager
Dealers in Fresh, Salt, and Smoked Meats,
Fish and Poultry
Anyox Notes
Continued from Page 1
Mr. Matheson who has been here
lecturing on First Aid left on Monday for the south.
Mr. Burlingham was a passenger
on the Catala for Alert Bay and
other points.
A man's social standing is invariably judged by his dress. For your
next suit get the best, see A. Galy.
W. R. Lindsay left yesterday
afternoon for Alice Arm.
Mr. Crear was a passenger on
the Catala for points south.
A number of Anyox news items
accidently failed to reach us this
week. They will, however, be pub-
lished in our next issue.
S. Peters, accompanied by his
mother, who is visiting him from
Victoria, left on Tuesday for Alice
Arm, where they spent a few days
holidaying. They returned home
The    Misses    Thelma     Deeth,
Jannette Morley, Rosie O'Neill and
Florence White left on Tuesday for
Alice Arm, where they spent a few
day's vacation during the week.
R. E. Moore, who formerly held
a position at the Coke  Plant and
later at the Toric mine at Alice Arm
left on Wednesday   for the south.
He was undecided as to the date of
his return.
Anyox Community
The Council of the League
meets on the Second and
Fourth Wednesday of each
month, in Recreation Hall,
at 7.30 p.m.
Beach Recreation Hall:
Pictures:  Tuesdays,
Thursdays, and Saturdays
Mine Recreation Hall:
Pictures:   Wednesdays and
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Phone Sey. S061
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Sunset Hotel
First-class Rooms for Rent,
by Day, Week or Month
J. THOMAS   ■   Prop.
Alice Arm
Comfortable Rooms for Rent
By Day, Week or Month at
Reasonable Rates
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Heavy Wool Mackinaw Coats, a good variety of patterns in all sizes. Prioe
Heavy Wool Mackinaw Shirts, all sizes, Prices $7.75   $8-25
Good Weight Wool Lumberjacks in fancy patterns, Prices $4.75, $5.25, $5.75, $6.75
Good Weight Canvas Hunting Coats, double throughout, with large pocket $6.75
Ladies' Silk Pajamas and Kim-
onas in corresponding colors.
Maize and Black, Orchid and
Black, and Lipstick   and   Black.
Kimona8 at  -$4.50
Pajamas at  5.25
Ladies silk knickers and  vests
in Paste] shade, Price 2.25
Germicidal Soap 1 per cent.
Cleanser, deodorant and disinfectant.
A killer of germs and should be used
when taking precautions against infection. Invaluable as a shampoo and
perspiration deodorant, also in the
treatment of boils, pimples, head lice,
wounds and contagious diseases.
Price 25c.
We would remind you that the shooting season is now open, and  we can
show you a big range of shot guns.     We have a complete stock of all
kinds of ammunition—all sure fire stuff


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