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 A little paper
with all the
news and a big
circulation
'*.
THE HERALD
Published in the interests of Alice Ann and Anyox, B. C.
$2.00 a Year
Alice Ami and |
Anyox. $2.25 to
all'other points,
VOL. 14,   NO. 48
Alice Abm, B. m Satubdat, May4, 1935
5 cents each.
tf
Outstanding Events Of
The Copper Industry
Of Anyox
Twenty-one years ago, on March
10th. 1914, the first fumade of
Anyox was blown in, and a few
days later, on Maroh 17th. the
smelter was officially opened and a
huge industry, that was to play a
large part toward British. Columbia's prosperity,; was commenced.
Since that day," the Anyox plant
has produced 135,000 ozs. of gold,
7,00Q,000 ozs. of silver and 680,-
000,000 pounds of oopper, But the
end appears to be insight. The
huge ore reserves of the Hidden
Creek mine are becoming rapidly
exhausted, and it is very probable
that within a few months, the big
mine concentrating mill, smelter,
coke plant, power houses etc., will
be closed and the population of
2,500 scattered throughout the
world. It is hard to realize that
such will be the final end, hut all
mines, both large and small, must
come to an end and close down.
The Hidden Creek mine did not
have so many vicissitudes and setbacks as many other mines in
. British Columbia. It was staked
in 1898. The first development
done on it was by Mi K. Rogers,
backers refused to go on with
further work and it was abandoned.
I. T. Hill then obtained au option,
aud spent $50,000 on development
work. He became involved in financial difficulties' and the mine
was again taken, over by M. K.
Rogers who spent around $250,000
on it. Iu 1910 he interested the
Granby Company, and following a
complete examination, they obtained the property, paying $600,000
for 80 per cent* interest. Following
further development of the ore
Continued on Page 2
m
I lSl   MEMORY   OF
She
BORN JUNE 4TH. 1921    f     DIED MAY 4TH. 1935
Aged 13 years fend 11 months
Very delicate health attended the first six months of its existence.   Slowly it gained in
strength, but weak spells frequently occurred 'due ..to a shortage of advertising
tonic.   Strong doses of job printing medicine—as a substitute—were necessary to keep it alive, but this trajitment eventually failed to get    '
results, and, following a gradual decline, the end came
peacefully aijrt painlessly
tJutBpoten.    Jnbtjtttibent.
Imieb by. mani.    frates bu. a fern.
8he Heralb fa bpab but not forgotten
Srapcrtcb by all.
3b
Extracts From The HeraW
Of 14 Years Ago
li
Big Anyox Dam Was Built
In 1922-23
Comparatively few residents of
Anyox have seen number 2 Dam,
which is about three miles distant
from the town and is a splendid
piece of construction work. This
Dam is of the Eastwood Multiple-
arch type and was constructed in
1922-23. It was built by contract,
but was finally completed by the
Granby Company. The wall of the
dam is 635 feet long and the depth
is 117 feet, not counting 20 feet to
the lowest part of the channel. Its
capacity is 28,000 acre feet of water.
This dam plajs an all-important
part in the conservation of water,
for the power plant of the Granby
^ Company.
During the early years of Anyox
the long room at the Hotel, now
occupied by the Pioneer Mess Cafe
was a bar room. Wild and boisterous were the scenes enacted there
by the rough and motley crowd,
especially for a few heotio days
following the monthly pay day
The following are extracts taken
from the first issue of the Herald
fourteen years ago.;
AtKa recent meeting of the High
i!iJ$SchtA&*u|le.iAt^
ular members were) elected officers
of the Anyox High ^School: President Dick Ballentyne); Vice President
Jack McColl; Corresponding secretary, Edna Haslett; Treasurer,
Mary Macknight.
At the Anyox Community League
smoker held on May 27th.- Jack McColl and Dooley Deane were two of
the pugilists that entertained the
crowd.
The Elks' building should be
ready for occupation in about a
month's time. It is a credit to the
Lodge and the town itself.
The secretary of the Community
League, Fred Brown is in Prince
Rupert completing arrangements for
the first of July sports.
In the Alice Arm Notes we find
that A. D. Yorke had been doing
some preliminary survey work" on
the Hill Billy and had left for the
North-east Fork of the Kitsault on
similar work.
Steve Dumas is the busiest man
in town these days finishing his new
residence on the hill.
Credit Due To The Fraternal
Orders of Anyox
In this its final number, the
Herald is pleased to pay a final
tribute to the various lodges and
fraternal societies of Anyox. These
organizations are a real asset to the
welfare of the community, and have
been responsible for a great many
social and other functions held in
our midst. They have also assisted
in the sports events by sponsoring
teams and giving their assistance
^freely.
W
Rise In Silver Prices
Should Benefit Alice
Arm District
The fahjlig of
The Mmld
And
We loved H$l '.tib loved it!
then who shal'dare' •" v
Tp nhidesjw.;|^ri^'ft::%<«kiojw>J.4:l
so rarer       ,.'
We've treasured it; long as a seven-
day prize,  , '
The •'Alice Arm Herald," so dear to
our eyes. '
'Twas bound by h thousand ties to
each hea«j-^'     S;
But now'tis nolfiorerMtom its spell
we must part* ;.! fr
No more shalt we  ldbk for  "the
paper" each week;    a
For news of the district in vain shall
we seek.
Folk from the city may smile at the
sheet,
With its four simple pages so small
and so neat.
They may point to its lack of such
sections as Sport,
To the absence of Fashions, and
News of the Court.
No Commerce and Shipping, perchance they would say;
No "Musical World" or "Society"
gay.
No syndicate stuff, no world famous
Snips;
ews of the Farms," and  no
Comic Strips.   ,
'Tie true it was simple, and plain and
concise.
(Compared with the great weeklies
'twas scarce worth the price)
But it published the news that con
cerued us the most;
The varied events ot this spot on the.
coast.
Sports, socials and dances, the gay
and the glad;
Weddings so joyous, deaths tragic
and sad.
The needs of the district it heralded
forth,
And championed the cause of the
stern rugged-North.
Boll on giant presses, with thunderous roar,
Your millions of news sheets so
splendid outpour.
Voluminous sheets with miraculous
powers.
That tell the world's happenings
within a few hours. *
Big news of vast import their bold
headlines shout,
The triumphs of justice; a new airplane route.
In cottage and mansion their pages
enthrall,
With much information of interest
to all.
And ye who thus read for a moment
forbear,
And think of a man in an editor's
chair,
Unlike Anyox, Alice Arm is not
a worked out camp. In fact it
never really started. When it did
from 1915 to 1920 it got started all
w.rd|i$,>bjut that* as the novelist
[•woitldf'say, is another story.
"The;first fcnown claims staked in
the distriot wa.sby the late Frank
Roundy in 1903 when he staked
ithe Esperanza. Various owners"
have taken out around $80,000
»worth of silver-gold ore-rail high
grade-nbut no real mining, has
ever b£en undertaken. This year,
however, a mill is promised for the
inine and systematic mining carried
out. Adjoining the Esperanza ou
the south is the Wolf mine which
development has shown to be a
promising property,'
The LaRose is another rioh high
grade silver mine that has made
some speotacular shipments of ore.
Adjacent to it are several other
rioh silver properties among which
is the LaRose Extension and Bunker Hill.
The biggest shipper, however, is
c±  ■ ffTrfrrjrmiriisiiiiirni.il ..,»the Dolly Varden, whioh shipped
Special thanksgivingServices Willfjv    i^L>;, ^
ecial Jubilee Services In
Anyox Churches
Christ Church, Anglican
Sunday, May 5th.
be held in conhj^tldn ''#$1 'the' Jubi-'
''''''■'HblyfiHi^^
Sunday School il a.m:
Evening and Thanksgiving Sen
vice 7:45 p.m.   All Anglicans and
Greek Orthodox cordially invitett,
God Save We ' King.   r£
■''■''■ "if
A. Abraham,' RECTOrt
United Church of Canada
As the King's Jubilee Celebration
is being held in all parts of the
British,Empire during the coming
week, , the United Church will acquiesce to the request of the government, that a Patriotic Thanksgiving Service be held on Sunday,
May 5th. commencing at 7:45 pirn.
Special Choir Music. Sunday
School 10:45 a.m.
Evan Baker,   Minister.
Anyone requiring additional
copies of this issue, can obtain same
at the Granby Stores or from the
Herald Office.
Who was typesetter, presman, proofreader and all,
And who turned out a weekly,
spring, summer and fall.
Whose office was merely a humble
frame shack,
Untrimmed and unpninted, alas and
alack.
Who gave to his work the best years
of his life,
His only assistant a brave, faithful
wife.
'Tis past!   Yes, 'tis past!    As we
gaze on it now,
A wish for the future our hearts
would endow;
When the mountains at last yield
their silver and gold,
With a wealth never dreamed of by
people of old.
When "The Arm" is a city of beauty
' and grace,
And Anyox retains in the province
its place;
May the Herald reborn,  its voice
raise on high,
miitot^bf 1,301,
|iy*r.   Sou* ,oj! which
to.«tiv# for^f>*i!lliPL:^her development WorK1' tnrt: faille is expected to again become a big producer.
The hopes on whioh Alice Arm
pins his faith, however, iu the immediate future is the Torio mine,
which lies a short distance north
of the Dolly Varden. Here the
Britannia Mining & Smelting Co.
were engaged in developing an ore
body 73 feet wide by orosscuts,
raises, a shaft 200 feet deep aud
diamond drilling. This work was
Continued on page 2
Alice Arm Notes
Constable George Blaney arrived
from Anyox ou Monday ou departmental duties.
D. MacKenzie arrived from
Anyox on Monday, and is spending
a few days here before proceeding
to his home iu Scotland on a visit.
O. Flint, who has been engaged
in mining work up the Skeena
river, returned home on Monday.
The Britannia Mining & Smelting Company have evidently again
beoome interested in the Toric
mine at Alice Arm, in whioh they
hold a controlling interest. On
Monday last an engineer from that
company arrived in order to make
an examination of the property.
The Britannia Company have
already developed a big tonnage
of silver ore at the Torio, and if
present prices of silver are maintained or surpassed, there is no
doubt that further development
work will be undertaken this year.
.«1W) UII   llilll, 1 , ,       , , , ..
And send forth Its praises and thanks The mine was closed down in April
to the sky,
1930 due to low silver prioes. ALICE    ARM   AND ANYOX   HERALD.  Saturday. May 4.   IHSfj
Alice Arm & Anyox Herald
Issued every Saturday at Alice Arm
Alice Arm and Anyox $2.00 Yearly
Other Parts of Canada, $2.25
British Isles and United States, $2.50
Notices for Crown Grants - - $10.00
Land Notices .... $10.00
Transient Advertising, 50c. per inch
Contract Hates on Application,
It. MOSS, Editor and Publisher.
Our Farewell Editorial
This is the Farewell edition of
the Herald. When it will resume
publication or another newspaper
take its place in the district is an
unanswerable question. Certainly
it will not be until business conditions improve considerably- Advertisers and subscribers iu sufficient quantities must be forthcoming for the successful establishment of a newspaper.
During the past five years the
Herald has been operated at a loss.
We have been permitted to continue for the past few years
solely on account of job printing
handled, hoping for better times to
come along. Instead of conditions
improving, however, they have
become worse, and recently we
have realized the hopelessness of
the situation.
For the forced closing down we
are not blaming anyone. Due to
the system in vogue in Anyox advertisers are almost non-existent.
In Alice Arm business after business has been forced to close down
in recent years, and those that are
left are struggling for an existence.
The breaks have gone against us,
as they have with many others
here, but we are not complaining.
The future lies ahead and perhaps
better and more happier times.
During the fourteen years we
have published the Herald we have
endeavored always to play the
game. When we did in a few instances voice any criticism it was
for the good of the district as a
whole and not for any individual
or clique. When praise was warranted we gave it unstintingly.
We have enjoyed the experience of
operating the Herald, In doing so
we have made a lot of friends. We
heartily thank you for your loyal
support, and especially during the
trying times of the past five years.
Our future plans are uncertain,
but wherever we may dwell Alice
Arm and Anyox will always hold
fond memories of many pleasant
friends and experiences during our
twenty-one years' residence here.
Extracts From The Granby
News of Long Ago
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Gigot arrived in Anyox in the summer of 1917.
Pictures of C. Cundill and M. Cran-
ley adorn a group photograph of
"Men in Charge" shown in the
Granby News of November, 1917;
Fred Graham writes a letter from
"Somewhere in France," which appears in Granby News of August
1917; (Of course, Fred has to introduce a story about a girl.) Paddy
Moriarty is spoken of in the same
number, as being at the front; and
the following obtained First Aid
Certificates in July 1917: Dan Mclntominey, John Ritchie and Walter
Jones. We have been trying to dig
up some data on several other old
timers, but can't get far enough
back, or perhaps it was before they
began to keep records!
Outstanding Events Of
The Copper Industry
Of Anyox
Continued from page 1
bodies, plans wore made for the
erection of a smelter, docks, power
house, railroad tracks etc., and after
an expenditure of $3,000,000 the
smelter was put into operation.
The following years called for a
never-ending expenditure, in order
to successfully treat the low grade
ores. In the summer of 1918, the
Coke Plant was built so that the
Granby Company could coke the
coal from its newly acquired coal
mine at Cassidy, for use in the
smelter. At that time it was the
most up-to-date coke plant in North
America and cost $2,000,000.
From 1914 to 1924, all ores were
run direct from the mine to the
smelter, but lower grade ores demanded more economical methods
and the present concentrating mill
was built. Its original capacity
was from ] 200 to 1300 tons per day,
but it has been stepped up to close
on 6000 tons. The construction of
the mill necessitated the erection of
a dam for water storage for power
purposes. It also entailed an addition to the No. 1 power house
and various other departments.
Since the close of the war in 1918
the copper market, except for a few
short periods, has been unsatisfactory. Every obstacle encountered,
however, was successfully overcome
by the Granby Company, by changing the methods of treatment to
suit conditions. The depression
however, which commenced in 1929
when all commodities, including
copper, dropped to record low
prices, and with no demand for the
metal, was an uusolvable problem
After serious consideration it was
decided to continue operating the
plant and store the copper, until
sales at a satisfactory figure could
be obtained. A few months ago
the Granby Company had on hand
approximately 101,000,000 pounds
of unsold copper.
How long the Granby Company
will continue to operate is not
known, but the end is in sight and
orders to close down may come at
any time. On the other hand, if
oopper prices should rise to a considerable extent, it might mean
continued operations for a longer
period than anticipated.
Rise In Silver  Prices
Should Benefit Alice
Arm District
A Short Paragraph For The
Careless Worker
Safety First, is thinking. Most
accidents are caused through rushing headlong, or doing something
without considering what the end
may be. The principles of Safety
First have proven so excellent, that
they have brought about a new
order of things in industrial plants,
and the thinking man now applies
them to every action of his life. I
His motto now is "Think First."
There never is a time to warrant an
excuse for doing something rash.
If a person gets into a tight fix, or
circumstances are unfavorable,
then it is time to "keep your head.''
Continued from page 1
stopped in the spring of 1930 when
silver prices were tumbling almost
overnight to record low levels, with
the intention of again resuming
development work when prices
warranted. Such a time seems to
have arrived and it is safe to presume that the Britannia Company
will again be operating the Toric
this year. Unhappily transportation facilities up the Kitsault
valley are at present non-existent,
but this difficulty presents no
serious obstacles.
In addition to development on
the Toric the Britannia Company
also did development on the Dolly
Varden and Wolf in 1929.
Other Silver properties in the
vicinity of the Toiic on whicl
more or less development work has
been done is the North Star. David Copperfield, Ruby, Tiger, Climax, Moose, Chance, Musketeer.
Second Thought, Highland, Silver
Hoard. Here is a vast field awaiting development.
Nor is silver the only commercial metal found in the Alice Arm
district. In the Upper Kitsault on
the west bank of the river is a
wide belt of ore carrying copper-
gold values, and which extends
through to the Kitsault glacier.
Lead-ziuc-silver ores are prominent on McGrath mountain near
Alice Arm, while down the inlet
are found on both sides big deposits of molybdeniunTire, also silver-
lead.
With rising prices for metals
who oan say how long it will be
before these deposits are fully developed, proving for or against
Alioe Arm becoming a mining
camp of importance.
The semi-monthly pay day was
put into force in Anyox in September, 1917—nearly eighteen years
ago. The question that will find
an echo in the minds of everyone in
Anyox is how much longer will
they continue.
Anyone requiring additional
copies of this issue, can obtain same
at the Granby Stores or from the
Herald Office.
J,
Vancouver
British hospitality and British Columbia foods blend happily in
| making our guests comfortable.
Dining-room, lounge and rooms
are clean, homelike and quiet.
Near shops, theatres, boats and
trains. Mr. E. G. Baynes, well
known Owner-Manager ol the
Grosvenor gives his personal assurance of the highest quality
modern hotel service to visitors
(rom all points in British Columbia.
Write For
Weekly and
Monthly Rates
(Srosuettor
I minium « lliifrl .:/'■/;(#l:in-ti::n*   .'
HOWE STREET,'VANCOUVER
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PIONEER MESS
CAFE
ANYOX B. C.
Bread,  Cakes, Pastry,
Catering
SPECIAL DINNERS
ARRANGED ON REQUEST
PHONE 273
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BUILDING LOTS
ALICE ARM
First-class  Business  Lots at
$200   each,  and   Residential
Lots as low as $25.
Now is the Time to Buy Property
E.  MOSS
Agent for Alice Arm Mining
and Development Co.      ,
EVERYTHING YOU NEED!
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
FINEST WELLINGTON LUMP COAL AT $13.50 PER TON
T. W. FALCONER
GENERAL  MERCHANT
Alice Arm
V^=
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Prices Are Down!
We have reduced prices on all our stock from
20 to 30 per cent.
Big bargains in Men's High Grade Mining Shoes, Outdoor
Work Boots, Dress Shoes and Oxfords. Rubbers of all
descriptions from low to hip length. Men's Working
Pants, Overalls, Coats, Shirts, Gloves, Hats, Caps, Sooks,
Ladies'{aiid Children's Wear of all descriptions.
H
LEW  LUN  &  Co.
General Merchants, Anyox
OPEN   UNTIL
10
West side of Smelter.
P.M.
L.
BRITISH   COLUMBIA
DEPARTMENT   OF   MINES
British Columbia Has Produced Over
$1,373,000,000.00 Worth of Minerals
Improved base metal prices,  the increased value in
Gold, and the general trend toward recovery, are bringing about steadily an increasing activity in mining
throughout British Columbia.
NOTE:   re "Mines Development Act"
In future, applications for assistance in construction or reconstruction of trails to mining properties, pursuant to the
above Act, must be made on printed forms provided for the
purpose. These forms may be obtained from the Department of Mines, Victoria, B, C, or from any Resident
Mining Engineer or Mining Recorder.
Annual Reports of the  Honourable the  Minister   of
Mines, and special reports on lode and  placer mining,
etc., may be obtained upon application to—
DEPARTMENT OF MINES,
VICTORIA, B. C.
THE HERALD,  2.00 A YEAR AL1CK     ARM    AMD ANYOX   HERALD.  Saturuay. May 4.  19«5
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Lt.-Col. F. A. Gascoigne, recently retired secretary-treasurer,
Canadian Pacific Steamships, has
been eleoted president of the Dominion of Canada Rifle Association at the annual meeting of the
Association held recently, succeeding Lt.-Col R. C. Crowe, of
the Ministry of National Defence.
D, S. Thomson, who has been
appointed assistant superintendent, Canadian Pacific Railway,
Smiths Falls, was, prior to his
promotion, chief clerk in the office of the vice-president and
general manager of the railway at
Montreal. On (leaving to take
up his new appointment he was
presented with a gold standard
railroad watch and a purse of
money by his fellow-workers ln
the office.
Just 150 years ago the first
Daly settled in Napanee and a
few nights ago me descendants,,
Marjorie and John Daly, celebrated the momentous occasion at a
supper dance at the Royal York
Hotel, Toronto. This makes the
sixth generation of tho Daly family continuously resident in Canada.
Sixty-two calls at European
ports will be made by the five express "Beaver" class cargo steamers of the Canadian Pacific fleet
this summer, according to the
season's schedule recently issued
by Canadian Pacific Steamships.
Crossings will take nine and a
half days in each direction and
will touch at London, Antwerp,
and Hamburg.
An appeal to the press to mould
public opinion in support of larger grants for medical research,
particularly into the cause and
control of cancer, was voiced by
Lt.-Governor Bruce of Ontario,
at the Royal York Hotel recently
at the banquet which wound up
the seventh annual convention of
the Canadian Weekly Newspaper
Association, Ontario-Quebec Division.
Ski-ing and bear-hunting were
combined at the Bates Camps,
Metagama, recently, when two
women skiers of Toronto, accompanied by a photographer,, routed
a bear oujt of his den and stood
near while the animal was
"shot" by a movie camera.
The Orient with its mystery
and its allure, its brilliant colors
and picturesque scenes, will form
the inspiration for the Beaux Arts
Ball, biggest event of the spring
season, to be held the week after
Easter at the Canadian Pacific
Royal York Hotel, Toronto. The
historic theme for the ball ia the
great festival at Samarcand held
In 1404 to celebrate the Emperor
Tamerlane's conquest of India.
Musical and literary England,
and the England of the great
cathedrals will be visited this
summer by a party under the
leadership of Dr. Alfred Whitehead, organist of Christ Church
Cathedral, Montreal. Itinerary
of the tour which will take about
a month has been arranged by
Guy Tombs, Ltd., in conjunction
with the Canadian Pacific Steamships.
Had the same research been put
into other industries as has been
employed in the automobile business, you would not hear so much
to-day about the high cost of living, said Col. Frank Chappell, of
General Motors, Ltd., speaking at
a lunch at the Lord Nelson Hotel,
Halifax, recently.
Male Straphanger—Madam, you
are standing on my foot.
Female Ditto—I beg your pardon,
I thought it belonged to the man
sitting down.
BUILDING MATERIAL
*  Lumber, Shingles, Sash, Doors,
Veneer, Ready Roofing, Brick,
Lime, Cement, and other Building Materials.
Quotations Furnished and
Shipments made Promptly
SCOTT LUMBER COMPANY
LIMITED
1425 Granville Street, Vancouver B.C.
High Grade Samples
Many of our readers have expressed tlieir regret at the olosing
down of the Herald. We also regret it, but it was not possible to
carry on any longer.
The Herald still has a number
of subscribers on its books who
have not yet settled tlieir account.
We would appreciate prompt payment of these bills.
Those who have paid in advance
for the Herald, will be refunded
the money due them as soon as
possible. If you are overlooked
write us.
The first paid up subscriber of
the Herald was Mr. Percy Clarke
of Anyox, now residing at Powell
River. The last was Mr. Mnrdo
MacKenzie of Anyox. '
The Herald subscription list contains the names of several persons
who subscribed in 1921 and are
paid up to date. Such people are
known as publio spirited citizens.
We thank them fcr their patronage.
Granby derives its name from
the town of Grapby; in Quebec,
where the orignal promoters of the
Granby Company hailed from.
In the first issnd of the Herald
of June 4th. 1921, there were four
advertisers who have never since
missed an issue. They are: T. W.
Falconer of Alice Arm; The
B. P. 0. Elks and Frank Lew Luii
of Anyox, and the Department of
Mines, Victoria. A few more such
as the above and the Herald would
not be forced to close down.
The work of building the Coke
Ovens at Anyox;! was started in
October, 1917, and completed the
following year. There is a battery
of thirty coke ovens and, while we
have no statistics on the tonnage of
coke produced during the eighteenl I
years they have been operating, we
will wager it would make a good-
sized mountain.
B"^^rf^P-ii-ll-luH^^1l-^l-ll- "g»«
Printing of Every
Description
Customer—By mistake I left my
Chinese laundry check in here this
morning.
Ken. Hunter.—That explains it!
Customer—Explains what?
Ken. Hunter—I've been trying to
fill that confounded prescription all
morning.
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AUCE  ARM        | ALICE    ARM   AND ANYOX   HEBALD. Saturday. May 4.  1935
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Only Few Left Of 1100
In Anyox Over 21
Years Ago
Not many people are residing in
Anyox, who were here during the
hectic construction days prior to
March 1914, and who witnessed the
first smelter smoke pour out of the
huge stuck, as the first furnace was
blown iu on March 10th. 1914
Over a thousand men were here at
that time and of the number only
thirteen are left. They are: W.
8. Pearce, Mike Cranley, Neil MacLeod, Jack Smith, Wm. Adams,
Charlie Cundill, Tom Roberts, Walter Simpson, Don. Cavalier, M. A.
MacKenkzie, Louis Izzo. Diok
Buttery, J. Wier.
Mike Cranley has been in the
employ of the Granby Company
for thirty-five years. He came to
Anyox in October 1911, after eleven
years' service for the company or
its predecessors in Phoenix.
Neil MacLeod has been a resident
of Anyox since February 1913, when
he first landed here. During his
early residence he was an engineer
on various launches, and is now a
member of the Power House staff.
M. A. MacKenzie is another resident that came here previous to
March 1914, and is also a member
of the Power House staff.
W. S. (Bill) Pearce is like-wise
an old-timer from Phoenix. He
came to Anyox in 1910.
James Wier, of the Granby Stores'
staff came to Anyox 1913, and except for a short period has resided
here ever since.
How's this for staying a long
time at one place? Dan Mclntominey has been in Anyox since 1909.
He was then with the Rogers Company, the place being taken over
by the Granby Company in 1910
but was absent when the smelter
was blown in.
Ed. Blundell is an old Phoenix
boy. He came to Anyox in 1914
and promptly enlisted for service,
and ou his return from the front,
he came back here. Without Ed.
Blundell, the Mine Mess would indeed seem strange, as he has held
sway over that hospitable place
for a long time. He left a leg in
France, but otherwise he is "all
there.''
Another old-timer is Archie Campbell a summer of 1914 man. Archie
drove the first jitney between the
mine and beach. Horses were used
in those days, and, as at the present
time, the ladies of the mine were
conveyed to the beach gratis twice
a week.
Tom Chapman of the Granby
Stores' staff, is a 1914 resident of
Anyox, but Tom has spent several
years outside since construction
days.
Joe Martin has been in Anyox
since somewhere around 1915. He
wan a fireman at Rossland, B. C,
in the early days, and the habit of
running around with a hose is still
with him.
George Lee, Superintendent ofthe
Smelter, youthful as he may appear
has seen twenty-five years' with the
Granby Company. He came to
Anyox in 1919 from Grand Forks.
Mr. Ned E. Nelson, of the Mine
Engineers' staff, has been employed
by the Granby Company for over
twenty-one years. He was for
many years at Phoenix, then came
to Anyox, was transferred to Allenby and is back again at Anyox.
Pioneers Who Have Not
Deserted Alice Arm
Ap a rule people stay in our
Northern mining camps, just as
long as times are good and money
is plentiful. When quiet times
arrive they leave for other camps
and it is generally the real pioneers
that are left to carry on.
Alice Arm is no exception to the
general rule. Almost everyone
living in the town today are residents of many years, who have
their savings invested in the distriot. A good many oame in 1915
and shortly after when the Dolly
Varden boom was on, but there are
several real old timers, who wore
attracted by the mineral riohes
long before that time and who are
still living here.
Foremost among the pioneers is
J. Wells, who came to Alice Arm
in 1908, and who worked for M. K.
Rogers at Anyox during the fall of
that year. His partner was William Dillworth—original staker of
the Premier mine—and together
they crossed to the Naas River.
The first white men ever to accomplish the feat.
Frank Jones, who resides at Silver City, is another 1908 pioneer
who has established his home in
the district.
Miles Donald came in 1910. He
owns considerable mining properties and also the Alioe Arm Freighting Company business.
Ole Evindsen, of the Alioe Arm
Hotel also landed at Alice Arm in
1910. He was one of a party of
four, who staked the Red Point
property and the Dolly Varden
mine that same year. The latter
netted them $50,000.      .
A. Davidson came in 1911 and
since then has spent all his time in
the hills, prospecting .and working
on his claims. Although he is now
over seventy years of age he spends
both winter and summer working on
his various properties, packing in
his own supplies away to the Upper
Kitsault Country.
Al. Clary, who resides at Silver
City, arrived in 1912. He is interested in various mining properties
and although advanced in years is
very active and full of optimism.
Encouraged by the recent sensational rise in the price of silver, the
pioneers are expectantly awaiting
an influx of newcomers, and hope
that the long wait for permanent
mining operations will not be very
long deferred.
Doc. Vittoria and Tony Caverzan
have been at Anyox since 1915.
The exuberant climate here evidently agrees with them both.
John Beckett arrived in 1914,
but missing the opening of the
smelter. It is reoorded that in the
summer of 1919, he broke his leg
while launching the "Wanderer,"
but judging from his swinging
walk he appears to have fully recovered.
A photograph of the Phoenix
Mine staff in 1907 shows two men
who are at present in Anyox; viz
M. Cranley and W. S. Pearce.
Mike was then surface foreman,
and Bill was the mine blacksmith.
We have endeavored to obtain
some data as to ladies now residing
in the camp, who arrived here in
the early days, but there was strenuous objection to giving this information!
Anyox Notes
C. Struthers left on Monday for
the south.
Mr. and Mrs. Hector McKenzie
left on Monday for Vancouver.
Miss P. Stone returned on Monday to Prince Rupert.
Mrs. N. R. Marshall and children
left on Monday for Vancouver,
Mrs. C. O. Brauer and Mr. and
Mrs. C. Dobbie left on Monday for
Prince Rupert.
W. B. Maxwell returned on Monday from a visit to Vancouver.
Miss M. McGuire returned on
Monday from a visit to Prince Rupert
Miss S. McLaren arrived on
Monday from Vancouver.
Eighteen workers arrived by the
Catala on Monday.
Mrs. J. Plumb returned on Wednesday from Prince Rupert, where
she has been having special medical
treatment.
Miss Dora Peterson arrived on
Wednesday from Vancouver.
Miss K. Blakey returned on Wednesday from Vancouver.
Fred Watson and daughter Vera,
left on Wednesday for Ocean Falls.
Eric Church left on Wednesday
for the Cariboo.
Alex. McDonald left on Wednesday for Vancouver.
Mr. and Mrs. P. Valotto and
children, left on Wednesday for
Prince Rupert.
Mrs. J. Ion left on Wednesday
for Winnipeg.
James Martindale left town on
Wednesday for Vancouver. He
sailed on his own boat.
Twelve workers for the Mine
arrived on Wednesday.
BIRTHS AT ANYOX
Bom, on Saturday, April 27th., to
Mr. and Mrs. Norman James Hues-
ton, at the Anyox General Hospital,
a daughter—Dorothy Kathleen.
Born, on Wednesday, May 1st. to
Mr. and Mrs. John Normandeau,
at the Anyox General Hospital, a
daughter.
Jack Wilkinson1, son of Mr. and
Mrs. T. J. Wilkinson, of the Mine,
comes of age on May lSth. This
day has been selected for the marriage of Miss Winifred M. Wilkinson to Mr. Brock' Berkhoven, and
at the reception which follows, Jack
will be honored as one of the principal guests. Mr. Wilkinson and
his son belong to jthe Order of the
B. P. O. E., the fprmer as one of
the oldest members of the Anyox
Lodge, and the latter as the youngest. Therefore it has been planned
to hold the affair in the Elks'  Hall.
FOR   SALE
Four-roomed house, furnished
situate on Bonanza Trail, close
in to Anyox. Kitchen, two bedrooms, sitting-room. Upstairs
is unfinished. House recently
built, close to water and could
easily be moved. Very reasonable price. Apply Fred Muehl-
chen, General Delivery, Anyox.
B.  P. O. ELKS
Dominion of Canada ind Newfoundland
ANYOX LODGE No. 47
Meets every second and fourth Monday of
the month
Hall for rent for dances, social functions, etc.
on application to club manager
Current News Items Omitted
We regret that we were obliged
to omit several current news items
in this issue, for lack of space.
This issue was published by us
primarily as a farewell edition, in
order to say goodbve to our readers,
and to publish a few historical notes
regarding the district, in which so
many of us have worked and played
for a long time.
Consolidated M. & S. Co.
Officials Inspect Anyox
Arriving by the Catala on Monday
last, Mr. G. Dickenson and Mr. C.
F. Oughtred, of the Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., were
visitors to Anyox. During their
stay they made a complete inspection
of the mine and plant and also visited No. 1 and No. 2 Dams. They
left on Wednesday for Stewart.
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FOR    SALE
Ten acres of land fenced and seeded, fully
equipped, 50 fruit trees, small fruits, 6-roomed
house furnished, barn, chicken house, root
house, sheds, green house, good well, wood
sawing outfit.
FULL   PARTICULARS  ON  APPLICATION
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When shipping your Household Goods to Vancouver and way points, consign your shipments
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Three Storage Warehouses, Moving Vans for
local and long distance hauling.   Low storage
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ANYOX  AND   ALICE   ARN!
Panoramas 35c. and $1.00
Postcards 4 for 25c.
Enlargements    50c. and $1.50
By all means add the following excellent
pictures to your album: Anyox Smelter, Concentrator, Golf Course, Residential Districts,
Panorama of Mine showing Glory Hole, the 2
Dams, the Docks, and many other interesting
views
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