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VOL. I, NO. 3.
Important Announcement
Regarding Flotation of
American Boy Property.
Prominent Hazell on Mining Men Will
Direct Affairs of Harris Mines, Ltd.,
Which Acquires American Boy Group
On West Slope of Nine Mile Mountain
An important event in the history of the Nine-mile camp is the
flotation of the well-known American Boy group, which is to be
developed by a company now in
process of incorporation. The
corporation is to be styled Harris
Mines Limited, the name being
eminently suitable, since the
property is already best known as
the Harris group, the brothers
of that name and their partner,
Jack Mullan, being the discoverers and owners of this, the first
group located on the west slope
of Nine-mile mountain. The
property consists of eight claims,
and its merits are well known.
Success may be confidently predicted for the new mining company.
Property it Promising
The Miner is not given to indiscriminate "boosting", but in
justice to the property in which
the public will soon be given an
opportunity to become interested
it must be stated that the American Boy group is one of the best
prospective mines in Omineca
district, an endorsement which
will be sufficient for those who
are familiar with the prospects
of this country, The owners
have already developed the property to a point where more extensive capital is necessary, and
have uncovered four veins which
present great possibilities for the
extraction of ore. The veins all
carry silver-lead ores, with values well above the pay limit.
Handled by New Firm
In connection with the incorporation of the American Boy,
the announcement is made that
a new mining firm is to be formed in Hazelton, primarily for the
purpose of developing the Harris
Mines. The style of the firm is
Rosenthal, Harris & DeVoin,
from which it will be seen that
although the firm is a new one
the members require no introduction to the people of the district, among whom their standing
is of the best. Those comprising
the firm are G. A. Rosenthal,
who has been here for twelve
years, and was formerly successful in mining in California; W.
S. (Duke) Harris and Hugh A.
Harris, two of the well known
and popular Harris brothers, and
L. L. DeVoin. The three last
named gained their first experience of mining in the early
days of the Rossland camp, and
their experience since that time
has been such as to fit them in
every respect to handle the proposition they have undertaken.
Louis DeVoin is to become office
manager of the concern, a position for which he is exceptionally
Under the guidance of these
men the mine should prosper, and
may be expected to figure as a
big shipper when transportation
is available.
R. J. McDonell has gone to
Victoria on business. He is expected to return in about two
Agriculturists Inspect
Interior Farm Lands
After completing their i n-
spection of the agricultural areas
of Omineca district, Messrs White
and Weir, of Ontario Agricultural College, have returned to Victoria to prepare their report for
the provincial Minister of Agriculture. Harry Marment, who
accompanied them on their trip,
has returned from Fort George,
at which point the season's work
terminated. Mr. Marment states
that the itinerary of the party
covered the lands of the district
between Hazelton and Fort
George most thoroughly. The
weather throughout the season
was very favorable, the trails in
good condition and conditions
generally such as to give the visitors a most favorable impression
of the country. After seeing the
Kispiox valley, the party worked
through the Bulkley to South
Bulkley settlement and returned
to Pleasant Valley, from which
point the Francois lake trail was
taken and the country around
Francois and Ootsa lakes
thoroughly examined, as well as
the settlements in the vicinity of
Burns lake and Cheslatta lake.
From the latter point the Fraser
lake trail was taken, and the
Stella and Fraser district gone
over. After seeing the Nechaco
country, the party made a side
trip to Stuart lake, proceeding to
Fort George by way of Tsinkut
lake. From Fort George the
agriculturists returned to Victoria
through the Cariboo country.
Their report will appear as a bulletin of the department of agriculture, and will be illustrated
by many photographs showing
the features of the country they
Local Employes of Company Show
Gratification on Promotion of British
Columbia General Manager Thomson
to   Office  of  Land   Commissioner.
A good illustration of the esprit
de corps which has counted for
so much in the history of the
Hudson's Bay Company was afforded on Wednesday, when continuous blasts of the siren on the
company's steamer Hazelton, accompanied by the discharge of
many guns, announced the receipt
of the intelligence that James
Thomson, manager of the interior
posts and river steamers of the
company, had been promoted to
the important position of commissioner of lands for the H. B,
C. Mr. Thomson, who is well
known here, having made frequent visits to Hazelton, will
leave Victoria for Winnipeg,
where his headquarters will be in
In further testimony to their
gratification, the Hudson's Bay
people celebrated the advancement of Mr. Thomson in the
evening, when Captain Gardner
of the Hazelton invited the store
employes and their ladies to a
dinner on the boat. Toasts and
speeches were given by several
of the diners, some of whom
have spent many years in the service of the ancient but up-to-date
company. After an enjoyable
dinner those present were entertained at the residence of J. C.
Boyd, the local manager, where
an impromptu program of music,
songs and dancing brought a
pleasant evening to a close.
Conservative Candidate Scores a Hit with
People of District���Large and Enthusiastic
Audiences at Meetings in Hazelton, Bulkley
Valley and Sealey���Confident of Victory in
Comox-Atlin Constituency.
The event of the week in the election campaign in this constituency was the appearance in Omineca district of the Conservative
candidate, Herbert S. Clements, who succeeded in gaining the good
will of a large majority of the electors of this part of his future
constituency in the few days he was enabled to spend amongst them.
Arriving in Hazelton on Tuesday morning, in company with
Mr. Manson, the local member, Mr. Clements conducted a strenuous
campaign, holding a splendid meeting at Hazelton on Tuesday evening, when he was accorded a .warm welcome, and proceeded to
Aldermere and Telkwa, where an enthusiastic meeting was held on
Wednesday, the people of the Bulkley valley rallying to show their
opposition to the reciprocity policy. On Thursday Mr. Clements returned to Hazelton, and in the evening went to Sealey, with Mr.
Manson and a large delegation of prominent local Conservatives.
At Sealey a large meeting was held, with the usual result that the
candidate made a distinctly favorable impression on the electors.
On Friday morning the visitors sailed for the coast, much
pleased with the success attending their visit to this part of the immense district which Mr. Clements will undoubtedly represent in
the next House of Commons.
The Hazelton Meeting
The attendance at the Clements meeting in the Hazelton auditorium on Tuesday evening was the largest and most representative
ever seen at a political gathering in this town, and was well conducted and orderly throughout. Many ladies graced the meeting
and took an active interest in the proceedings. On the platform,
besides Messrs. Clements and Manson, who were the principal
speakers of the evening, were the officers and executive committee
of the Conservative association and other prominent citizens. J.
F, Macdonald occupied the chah.
Mr. Manson opened the meeting with a brief speech, confining
himself to the economic aspects of the reciprocity question, and
making a strong argument against the agreement as being opposed
to the continued prosperity of Canada in general and British Columbia in particular. His remarks were punctuated with applause
from the audience.
The candidate was accorded an enthusiastic i cception when he
arose to make the speech of the evening. He thanked the people of Omineca district for the cordial welcome he had received on
all sides, and proceeded to deal with the issues of the campaign in
a trenchant manner that won the attention of the audience, which
followed his speech closely, applauding his remarks at frequent intervals. Going into the matter of reciprocity, Mr. Clements showed
that he had a thorough knowledge of the subject, and his scathing
arraignment of the Laurier policy was the most telling of the local
campaign. He referred to the frequent differences of opinion evidenced by the Prime Minister's speeches as showing that his attitude justified the lack of confidence in the government which bids
fair to result in its defeat on the 21st. He closed his speech amid
applause, after touching on the evidences of wide-spread corruption
brought out by the recent investigations into the aifairs of several
of the Ottawa departments.
A resolution expressing the opposition of the people to the
reciprocity pact and pledging support to the Conservative candidate
was carried with enthusiasm at the close of the meeting.
Well-known   Stopping    Place   at Glen-j Wm. Manson,  M.  L.   A.  Confers   with
tanna a Total Loss. Fire Starts in
Kitchen and Flames Rapidly Consume
Building   and   Contents    Store Saved.
F. B. Chettleburgh, superintendent of the Copper river coal
property, left town yesterday
with supplies for the winter's
work on that group.
The Glacier house at Glentanna,
42 miles east of Hazelton, was
burned to the ground on Wednesday afternoon. The fire, which
is supposed to have originated in
a defective flue in the kitchen,
started at two in the afternoon,
and gained headway so rapidly
that the occupants of the building
were unable to save any of the
contents except two suit cases.
The building, which was erected a couple of years ago, was a
large and well finished log structure, with accommodation for some
twenty guests. The loss is very
considerable, Harry Jones, the
proprietor, having expended a
1 large sum in fitting up the house.
Fortunately, the store and post
office, across the road from the
; hotel, were not touched by the
Citizens Regarding Requirements of
Omineca District. More Work on Kispiox   Road    Appropriation   Increased.
During his stay in Hazelton,
Mr. Manson, the provincial member for Skeena, was busy receiving suggestions from delegations
of citizens who impressed on him
the needs of the district. He
spent two busy days looking into
conditions, and as a result of his
visit it is likely the requirements
of the district will receive immediate attention. The member
paid a visit to Kispiox, and stated on his return that the road
superintendent's recommendation for a more comprehensive
program of road building and improvement in that district would
be adopted. Some additional
work will be done at once.
B. M. Rogers leaves next week
for the Babine-Stuart lake portage, from which point he will
locate a wagon road to the G. T.
P, at or near Shovel creek.
Unfair Treatment
at the Exposition
Those who attended the recent
exposition in Vancouver, while
agreeing that the affair as a
whole was most creditable and
successful, are unanimous in expressing the opinion that the exhibit of ores, representing one
of the most important industries
of British Columbia���the industry, in fact, which has done most
to advertise the province���wasnot
given the prominence it deserved. The mining exhibit, which
included a great variety of ores
from the various camps of the
province, was housed in a shedlike addition to one of the buildings, and was not easily accessible,
while the accommodation was insufficient to allow visitors to
spend any time at the exhibit
during the more crowded hours.
L. L. DeVoin, the Hazelton commissioner, entered a protest a-
gainst the treatment accorded the
exhibitors of ore, but the management of the fair did nothing
to remedy the conditions.
The Hazelton exhibit, which
included a representative showing of the ores of our camps, attracted plenty of attention from
those who were able to see the
specimens, and a good deal of
surprise was expressed when it
was announced that in the award
of premiums this district had
been overlooked. There appears
to be good ground for the allegation that the Vancouver stockbrokers had a dominating voice
in the distribution of awards, as
independent assays disclosed the
fact that the ores which took first
and second prizes in the silver-
lead class carried lower values
than the average of the Hazelton
exhibit, while in gold-copper and
zinc ores the local exhibit was
of greater assay value. While
no conditions were made public,
it is understood that the judges
took into consideration the question of development and transportation, though it has not been
made clear just how they arrived
at a basis for their awards, since
they could not inspect the mines.
We are informed that the prizewinners were stock-selling propositions. If the Exposition officials expect a good mining exhibit at future fairs they should
have a better plan for handling
this department.
Land Commissioner of Grand
Trunk Pacific Makes Official Statement Today.
First Located at Mile 117; Second   Two
and a Half Miles Above Telkwa River
Local  Situation   from Grand Trunk
Pacific Point of View.
A new light is cast upon the
local townsite situation by the
announcement made today by
G. U. Ryley, land commissioner
of the Grand Trunk Pacific, who
informed the Miner that the only
point in this vicinity so far selected for the locution of a station
was the townsite of Ellison, in
which the company is interested.
Mr. Ryley expresses the opinion
that Ellison is the best situation
for the town, and states that the
company will assist in the development of that place, and will
offer inducements to the business
men of the district to locate there
when the time comes to move to
the railway.
Mr. Ryley has spent a week in
the district, looking over the
situation, and has decided upon
the second divisional point, which
will be situated between mile 288
and mile 239. This point is about
two and a half miles above the
confluence of the Bulkley and
Telkwa rivers, and is an ideal
situation for a town. The company owns considerable land at
this point, but the townsite will
probably consist of 160 acres.
The first divisional point will
be at mile 117, on Anderson's Island, which is 12 miles above the
head of Kitselas Canyon, on the
Fined for Breach of Health Act
A warning to citizens who are
careless about the sanitary condition of their premises is conveyed by the conviction of Peter
Pavich, who was fined $20 and
costs for contravention of the
health act by allowing his premises to remain in an unsanitary
Are You on the List?
For the benefit of those who
wish to ascertain if their names
appear on the voters list,  and
those who desire any information
j regarding the election, the Conservative committee  rooms, op-
! posite the police office,   will  be
open every afternoon and evening
until election day.     From eight
to nine each evening a commissioner will be in attendance to
receive applications for registration.    While it is too late to reg-
I ister for the election on Thursday,
it is desirable that all  who are
'entitled  to have their names on
the list should register at once,
in order that their names may be
placed on the list at the revision
on November first.
Boldest Bank Robbery On Record
Perpetrated at New Westminster
New Westminster, Sept. 16:
(Special to the Miner) The record
bank robbery of Canada was perpetrated with remarkable skill
and daring at three o'clock yesterday morning, when five men
carried away $315,000 from the
New Westminster branch of the
Bank of Montreal and got clear
The robbers effected an easy
entrance. Owing to the absence
on vacation of the clerk who usually sleeps in the bank, there
was no one on the premises but
a Chinaman, whom the bandits
tied hand and foot, threatening
him with death if he made any
noise or attempted to escape,
Several hours later the victim
managed to escape and notified
the police, the station being
within sight of the bank. The
robbers had three hours to make
their escape. It is thought they
had a boat on the Fraser river
and escaped in the gloom of the
stormy morning. The breaking
open of the vault and the cracking of the safe were the work of
experts, an electrical battery being used. Detectives from the
east are en route here to assist in
tracing the criminals. It is announced that the Bank of Montreal is ready to spend a quarter
of a million if necessary to bring
j the robbers to justice. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1911.
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
Macdonald & Rank, Publishers and Proprietors.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars :i year.
Notices, 16 cents per line for lirst insertii
insertion.       Legal notices inserted at 11.
This must be a white
the  Dominion  Government's attitude,
man's country.
Mr. Clements believes that a permanent non-partisan commission should be appointed to supervise the tariff, and recommend
such changes as may be found necessary in changing conditions.
Mr. Clements demands the improvement of the mail service I unparalleled extent
the agreement and a return by
the United States to a protective
tariff as against Canada would
cause a disturbance of trade to an
and because
$1.50 per inch per month; Reading
n, in cents per line for each subsequent
C. Gazette rules.
the risk of this should not be voluntarily undertaken by Canada.
"7. Because, to avoid such disruptions, Canada would be forced
to extend the scope of the agree-
VOL.  I.
Saturday, September 16, 1911.
No. 3.
Origin of the Pact
It is important for us in Canada, in considering th" question of
reciprocity, to remember and apply the fact, admitted by Laurier
and his spokesmen, that the proposal comes from the United States.
It is well known that when the agreement was broached in Washington, the Taft administration was prepared with the most comprehensive reports on the industries and trade of Canada and the
United States, and was able to demonstrate to the satisfaction of
the American legislators, that the benefit would be on their side.
Can anyone doubt that the American proposers of reciprocity had
in view the advantage of those who rule in the United States���
nominally the people, in reality the "interests."
Lest we appear to speak without authority, let us quote a
thoughtful article on the tariff which recently appeared in an influential American publication. "TheCanadian reciprocity treaty,"
says the writer, "was made for the American manufacturers.
* * * * Briefly, the Canadian reciprocity treaty may be described
as an instrument to let into this country free or at reduced rates of
duty either what Canada has not got or what our trusts want, if
Canada will let in free or at reduced rates of duty the manufactured
articles that our trusts want to jam into the Dominion's growing
The greater part of the agreement, it is pointed out, is devoted
to an energetic attempt upon the pari of American manufacturers
of machinery and farm tools to batter their way iiuo the Canadian
market. On the face of this part of the treaty it is, as elsewhere,
reciprocal. In practice, it would not be, because the United
States is splendidly equipped to overrun any favorite market with
its exports of machinery, while Canada is not. Canada, for instance, sent to the other side last year $10,000 worth of a long assortment of farm implements, ranging from hay-loaders to windmills. The old American Plow Trust sent us $952,000 worth of
plows alone, while the threshing machines sent were worth $028,000.
throughout the constituency. This service is now entirely inadequate and behind the times. Important communities, which
should have a daily mail, have only a weekly, or semi-weekly, service, and many settlements are practically without postal accommodation.       The subsidized steamship services to coast points should
be improved, adding to the calling places, and giving more frequent ment so as to include manufact-
service with better ships and lower rates. "res and other things.
The Conservative platform demands more federal assistance to     "8.  Because the agreement as
agriculture.     Government experim mtal farms ought to be estab- proposed would weaken the ties
lished at points where instruction is needed to test the soil  and which bind Canada to the Empire i
climate for the various crops. and because the unrestricted re-
The establishment of trunk railway lines should be followed by ciprocity which would naturally
the construction of branches into districts where farm lauds, and follow would still further weaken
other natural resources, await development. The Government is those lies and make it more dim-
spending millions in subsidising, or purchasing, local and branch cult to avert political union with
lines in the East. Similar expenditure would open up vast areas of i the United States,
valuable land in the valleys of this Province. "9. Because the disruption in
The approaching completion of the Panama Canal, and the de- the channels of Canada's trade;
velopment of trans-Pacific trade, call for the establishment of docks j which was caused by the termin- j
terminal elevators and other equipment, in the northern part of this j ation of the reciprocity treaty of
Province. Mr. Clements will advocate immediate and extensive 1854and the subsequent estab-,
preparation at northern ports for this traffic. j lishment of protective tariff by
Mr. Clements supports the Provincial demand for fairer finan- j the United States, save rise to a I
cial terms   from  the Dominion.       The proposition  made by Mr.   decided  leaning  in many minds
McBride was reasonable, and  Mr.   Borden's proposition  that the towards    annexation   with   the
question be submitted to arbitration, should not have been rejected ' United States, and this at a time Lre
by the Laurier Government. I when Canada was mainly peopled : ^
A great injustice has been clone to this Province, and all West-, by native-born Canadians and
em Canada, by the premature dissolution of the House, when the; other British subjects, to whom
readjustment provided by the constitution was due, and this act .the prospect of annexation was
deprived the Province of at least five additional members, and i most unwelcome and because
Western Canada of twenty-five or thirty, according to Government1 Canada  in a comparatively few
go to m
Adams' Drug Store
The   Choicest   Stationery,
Chocolates and Imported
J. Mason Adams
ft Drinks
made  here -
e anywhere"
-  "None   better
1 years wi!
have millions of new-
estimates of proportion.
The cold storage platform of the Conservatives demands the: comers, a large percentage of
establishment of public plants for the protection of perishable 1 whom will come from foreign
goods in warehouses, and during transportation by sea and land.' countries, and because if Canada
Mr, Clements believes that this progam is of special value to the; should then have to choose be-
fishermen and fruit growers of the Coast, and he will strongly [ tween disruption of her channels
promote it in their interests. of trade with the United States
A Prosperous Season
the farm wagons $217,000, the harvesters$165.000, and the harrows ^e Kispiox and other valleys
$114,000.       The treaty snips off from 2 1-2 to 5 per cent, upon all: t]lc samc si_orv 0f prosperity.
of these articles.        Canada will never be able to buck  the
for the American market, while the Canadian market, as it develops, will become increasingly valuable to the American trusts.
Canadians will remember that when the Conservatives Bought
a reduction or removal of the duty on farm machinery it was refused by the Laurier government. Now, at the behest of the
American trusts, speaking through President Taft, the Prime Minister is prepared to open a gap in the tariff fence.
Are not our Canadian combines pernicious enough without the
entry into our country of the American trusts.
or political union with them, the
preservation of Canadian autonomy   and   Canadian   nationality
Splendid crops and good conditions generally are reported from  would be enormously more diffi-
all the agricultural sections of Omineca district.     There have been cult.
many visitors to the Bulkley valley,  Francois lake,  Ootsa  lake, j     "10.  Believing as we do that
ys during the season, and all return with Canadian     nationality    is   now
A favorable season, free from sum- threatened with a more set ions
i -usts I mer frosts   the bugbear of the early settler -has brought remark- blow  than  it has  hitherto met
Try our Ginger Ale
Lemon Soda
Cream Soda
On Sale Everywhere
Royal Bottling Works
Hazelton, B. C.
able crops of grain, hay, roots and vegetables, while the local with, and that all Canadians.who
market demands and pays good prices for everything the farmers place the interests of Canada be-
can supply.    It is not in mines alone that Omineca district is rich,  fore those of any party or section
I or individuals therein, should at
of action possessed by Canada this crisis state their views open-
with reference to her tariffs and ly and fearlessly, we, who have
channels of trade would be great-1 hitherto  supported   the   Libera!
ne Coffee
A Liberal Manifesto
"We oppose ratification of the
proposed   reciprocity agreement)
United States of Amer-
Cost of Living and Wages
It is a favorite argument of those who support the pact, that
reciprocity would reduce the cost of living. Even if that were true,
which we take the liberty to doubt, it is an indisputable fact that
wages are based upon the cost of living.
Wherever wages are high, the cost of living is high.
Wherever the cost of living is low, wages are low.
Wherever men work for wages, there is no substantial margin
between wages and cost of living.
Clements Finds Favor
with tb
"1. Because in the year 1807
the Parliament of Canada repealed the legislation then exising
.relating to reciprocity and since
such repeal neither the people
of Canada nor Parliament have
entrusted the government with
any duty or authority to negot-
I tiate with respect to any agreement on the subject.
"2. Because the present unexampled prosperity of Canada Wi>j
the result of a policy which has!
| been pursued in the development
Herbert S. Clements, the Conservative standard bearer in the of her trade and of  her natural
Dominion constituency of Comox-Atlin, has made his initial bow resources.    Because this has into the people of Hazelton and the Omineca district, and has received | Volved  the  expenditure of hun- ���
a reception  which only confirms the opinion so strongly held in dreds of millions of dollars upon I
Hazelton, that the polling here on election day will largely swell the railways, canals, steamships and
majority which Conservatives confidently expect in the constituen- other means of transportation be-
cy.    Mr. Clements made a very favorable impression upon the large tween  east and  west and west
audiences at his meetings and upon the citizens whom he was able and east, and the obligation to
to meet individually, and he succeeded in giving those with whom | incur further development along
the same lines would be seriously
checked by the proposed reciprocity agreement, and the benefits
of the expenditures referred to
would be to a great extent lost.
8.  Because it is essential to the
continued national unity and de-
ground that he has become a resident of British Columbia, and that] velopment of Canada that no trade
all his interests are in this Province.
Mr. CLEMENTS received unanimous nomination at a large and
representative convention held at Nanaimo, August 10th, 1911.
Mr. Clements believes that the natural resources of Canada
should be utilized for the benefit of the Canadian people; So far
as possible, the raw products should be manufactured at home by
Canadian labor, thus establishing and maintaining Canadian industries, inviting the in vesting of outside capital, providing employment for the highest paid class of mechanics, and furnishing a
home market for the food products of our farms and fisheries.
Every advantage given to Canada by the reciprocity treaty
would be obtained without concession on our part, for the party
now in control in the United States is strongly pledged to a reduction of the tariff, especially on natural products and food stuffs.
Mr. Clements advocates the further development of inter-
provincial trade, believing that the prairies, with their immense
ly curtailed,  and  she would be ; party in Canada, subscribe to this
hampered    in    developing   her statement."
own resources in her own way by .    This was signed by Sir Edmund
her own people. ; Walker, president of the Cana-
"(i. Because, after some years dian bank of Commerce, Sir
of reciprocity under the proposed William Mortimer Clark, K. C.
agreement, the channels of Cana- former lieutenant governor of
da's trade would have become so Ontario, and many other promin-
changed that a termination of ent Liberals.
Where everything is well
j cooked and appetizing.
' Our    Ties,    Cakes,     Cookies,
! Doughnuts, Bread and Buns, are
( the best.
| Try a pound can of our Special
j Blend Coffee.    There is none bet-
: ter anywhere.
Hazelton Bakery
Opposite Hazelton Hotel
Quality Right
Prices Right
he came in contact the impression that he is the proper man to represent Comox-Atlin in the House of Commons.
H. S. Clements, the Conservative Candidate
Represented West Kent in the House of Commons four years,
and has declined  re-nomination there   for  this  election, on   the
relations with any country should
be agreed to by  Canada   on any '
basis   which   would   check   the |
growth and the development of
the trade between   various parts
of the Empire; and  because the
proposed  reciprocity  agreement
between Canada and the United j
States of America would seriously check the growth and development of this trade.
"4. Because any present benefit to any section of Canada or to j
any interests or individuals there- j
in which might  accrue from the]
proposed  agreement   would   be
future population, will be the best market for British Columbia I more than offset by the loss and
products, and that the prairie trade should naturally flow into and
through British Columbia.
The British Empire is the natural market for our surplus production, and Mr. Clements is in favor of reciprocity within the
Mr. Clements endorses the policy of the British Columbia
Government with regard to Asiatic labor, and strongly deprecates
injury which accrue to other
sections and interests and individuals, and because the result
to Canada as a whole would be
greatly injurious.
"5. Because as a result of the
proposed agreement, the freedom
well assorted and complete
stock of General Merchandise
including every requirement of
prospector, miner and  rancher.
Buying in carload lots, we can
sell the best goods at ordinary
prices. Years of experience in
this district enables us to anticipate the needs of all classes, and
we can supply everything you
Care is taken in filling mail
and telegraphic orders and in
packing goods for shipment by
river, road or trail.
/ m
Phillips & Lindquist
Builders and Contractors
Plans and  Specifications.     Store  and
Office Fixtures  a Specialty.
P. 0. box 812 Hazelton
ST. pbtsr's. hazelton
Sunday Services: Morning at 11 o'clock; Sunday
Sohool  at  2.30  p.m.;   Native  Hei-vice, .'I.IJO p.m.;
Evening Service. 7 p.m.
Rdv. J. Field,
For Sale
Sawed in Stove Lengths if so
Enquire of
H. COPPOCK, Hazelton
The Fast Launch
Services   held   every  Sunday eveninK In   the
Church Room at 7.:��) o'clock.
Rev. D. R. McLean.
Leaves Hazelton at 9 and 11 a. m., and
3:30 and 6:30 p. m.
Leaves Sealey 9:30 a. m., and 1, A and
7 p. m. Express Service.
O'Neill & Larocque, Props.
Hotel Premier
Prince Rupert
It is the best place to
stay. European and
American plan. Electric
lights, hot and cold running water on every
floor. No extra charge
for bath.     ::   ::    ::   ::
Rates:   $1 to $3 per day
I        Fred W. Henning, manager
Services held every Sunday afternoon at 8 o'clock
in the church building on Peterson's road.
Local and Personal
The Operator arrived on Tuesday morning, with a good passenger list.
Bert Glassey, who was a dele-
Kate to the Liberal convention,
returned on the Operator.
Gustave Gervais has taken the
Babine lake ballot box to that
point, on his way to Tatla Lake.
After a pleasant trip to Vancouver, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. De
Voin returned to town on Tuesday.
Mrs. Field and Mrs. E. E.
Charleson returned on Wednesday from a visit to the Bulkley
G. A. Rosenthal, who spent
several weeks in the coast cities,
is back in Hazelton, much improved in health.
J. H. Snodgrass left on Tuesday morning with the ballot
boxes for the North Francois,
South Francois and Ootsa Lake
polling places.
Rev. F. L. Stephenson, of
Bulkley valley, arrived in town
on Saturday evening, returning
to Aldermere on Thursday. His
brother, E. G. Stephenson, the
local builder, accompanied him,
to spend a few days in the valley.
Wednesday's stage brought H.
B. Rochester and Walter Boms,
Iwho have been spending a few
'days at the Sealy ranch in the
Bulkley valley.     Both speak in
J. F. Macdonald, Furniture Dealer,   Hazelton
Offers a 25 per cent Reduction in the Price of
Furniture for One Month Only
Now is the time to purchase your Furniture for the winter. We
have a large and varied stock to select from, and we are confident that
our prices will appeal to you. Give us a call or write for quotations.
We guarantee prompt service, satisfaction and attention.
the highest terms of the fine appearance of the ranch and the
country generally.
The Inlander left for Prince
Rupert on Wednesday  morning.
Babine Indians are busy packing supplies for the interior posts
of the H. B. Co.
The river is falling, and steamers are carrying smaller cargoes
in consequence.
The Port Simpson left for end
of steel on Tuesday morning,
taking   a number of passengers.
The sidewalk applied for by
the residents at the end of west
Omineca street is to be laid at
J. S. Hicks returned on Tuesday from a trip to Glacier creek,
where he and his associates have
a number of claims.
George Williscroft has gone to
Victoria, en route to the east,
where he intends to take a course
at McGill University.
The river front is cleaner than
ever before, thanks to the enforcement of the regulations
issued by Dr. Wrinch, the health
Officials of the fire department
are making efforts to secure a fire
bell before the close of navigation.
The present alarms are not of
much use.
C. F. Willis is at the coast,
buying stock and machinery for
his blacksmith shop, which is in
charge of R. Heddle during the
proprietor's absence.
A meeting of the Hazelton
Athletic Association will be held
this evening at Harvey & McKinnon's office for the consideration
of important business.
Road Superintendent Williscroft announces that the work of
improving the road between the
Skeena bridge and Kispiox will
be undertaken at once.
F. D. Easson, who sustained a
fractured leg in the course of the
Telkwa-Hazelton ball game, has
nearly recovered from his injury,
and will soon leave the hospital.
Fred Collins, accountant for
the H. B. Co. at Babine post, re-
I turned to that point on Tuesday,
after  spending a few   days   in
I Hazelton on Company   business.
G. U. Ryley, land commissioner of the Grand Trunk Pacific, is
looking over the local townsite
situation.    He was accompanied
'. on a trip through the valley by
I A. C. Aldous.
J. C. Boyd, manager of the
Hudson's Bay Company's Hazelton store, is on his way to
Victoria, on a business trip which
will be extended into a vacation,
as he intends to visit his former
home in the Cariboo country before returning home.
Those who are entitled to registration as voters and who are
not on the list, must make application for registration within the
next two weeks in order to be
placed on the list at the next revision. Application may be made
at the Miner office.
Fire Chief Harvey was made
happy on Wednesday by the receipt of a check for $200, signed
by the provincial finance minister.
This amount is the provincial
government contribution to the
local volunteer fire brigade, in
consideration of the protection
afforded the town and the government property by that organization.
Hudson's Bay Company's
When you require a H. B. C. blanket see that you get the
genuine article.     Our Blankets have our trademark on them.
Don't take a "just as good blanket," get the real goods.
These blankets are all wool.
3 point Blanket 8 lbs.    66 x 72 in.
3 1-2 point Blanket    10 lbs.    66 x 84 in.
4 point Blanket 13 lbs.    74 x 84 in.
We also carry other grades of blankets from $5.00 to $10.00
per pair.
Look for the Trade Mark.
Hudson's Bay Company
Rond   the   children  to  the H. B. C.
store for school requisites. 3
Flannelette seven yards for one dollar
at the II. B. C. store. 3
A number  of  new  Moore   gasoline
lights for sale at   McDougall & Tate's.
Quality Right
Prices Right
Having two freight outfits bringing freight to our Telkwa Store, we are enabled to carry a full stock
yO, well assorted and complete
stock of General Merchandise
including every requirement of
prospector, miner and rancher.
Buying in carload lots, we can
sell the best goods at ordinary
prices. Years of experience in
this district enables us to anticipate the needs of all classes, and
we can supply everything you
Care is taken in filling mail
and telegraphic orders and in
packing goods for shipment by
river, road or trail.
Laurier's Change of Policy
In his Vancouver speech Mr.
Bowser, referring to the allegations that the Conservative party
formerly advocated reciprocity,
said, "Conditions have changed
since then, but if it comes
to comparing statements we do
not have to go back many
years to get Sir Wilfrid's view on
reciprocity." In 1897 he removed from the statute book of Canada the standing offer of reciprocity in natural products, In 1899,
as recorded at page 102 of Hansard, Sir Wilfrid said:
'If we know the hearts and minds
of our people at present, I think I
am not making too wide a statement
when I say that the general feeling
in Canada is not in favor of reciprocity. There was a time when Canadians would have given many things
to ohtain the American market.
There was a time when the American market of the great cities of
the union was the only market we
had for any of our products, but,
thank heaven, those days are past
and over now. We are not dependent on the American market as we
were at one time.'
"Sir Wilfrid knew how his
delegation had been snubbed at
Washington so he hinted that
Ottawa would extend the same
treatment, only politely. Coming to 1903, Sir Wilfrid in the
house said:
'I have found in the short experience during which it lias been my
privilege and my fortune to be placed at the head of affairs, by the
will of the Canadian people, that
the best anil most effective way to
maintain friendship with our American neighbours is to be absolutely independent of them.'
Mr, Bowser then quoted Sir
Wilfrid at the Imperial Conference of 1907, when he said:
'If we are to follow the laws of
nature and geography between Canada and the United States the
whole trade would How from south
to north and from north to south.
We have done all things possible by
building canals and subsidizing railways to tiring the trade into British
channels. There was a time when
we wanted reciprocity with the
United States, but our efforts and
our offers were put aside. We have
said goodbye to that trade and we
now put all our hopes upon the
British  trade.'
Finally, Mr. Bowser quoted Sir
Wilfrid's speech at a banquet
tendered British Ambassador
Bryce at Ottawa on April 1, 1907.
On that occasion Sir Wilfrid
'I have seen, and you have seen,
in an American newspaper published in New York a few days ago,
that we are yearning for reciprocity
with the United States. Now I tell
you that the Editor of that newspaper is 25 years behind the times.
At that time we would have given
our right arm for such a thing, but
it is now a thing of the past.
"Now," said Mr. Bowser,
"what do we find? Although Sir
Wilfrid declared as recently as
1907 that there would be no more
pilgrimages to Washington, the
moment Mr. Taft lifted his
finger he sent two of his ministers there.
Omineca Hotel
This hotel is headquarters for all mining and commercial men
visiting Omineca district.
Good Sample Rooms
Baths and Barber Shop
Hot and Cold Water
People desiring to visit Bulkley Valley and points south may
travel by the Bulkley Valley Stage, which leaves this hotel for Aider-
mere and Telkwa every Tuesday and Friday.
J. C. K. Sealy, Prop.
Route Your Freight via the
Steamer "Inlander"
Flat Rate $40 per ton
Prince Rupert to Hazelton
Fast Freight and Passenger Service
H. B. Rochester
R. Cunningham & Son
Hazelton Agents
that gives Satisfaction,
and Reliable
Boots and Shoes
are Specialties at
Hazelton and Sealey
Ingineca Hotel
IVlcDoneli & McAfee, Props.
<J The only family hotel in the district. ^ Private dining
rooms. <J Night and day restaurant. ���} Good Stable in
connection.     <J Reasonable rates.      <| Modern conveniences.
Choicest of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars
always on hand.
Hudson's Bay Company's Steamers
"Port Simpson" and "Hazelton"
Flat Freight Rate $25 per ton, plus Railroad Charges
Passenger Fares:    Hazelton to Newtown $11, including berth
Newtown to Haiclton $12.50, including berth
The Str. Port Simpson meets the Wednesday train and the Str. Hazelton meets
the Saturday train.        Passengers will find accommodation on board steamers.
Sale of Lands for Unpaid Delinquent Taxes in the Omineca Assessment
District, Province of British Columbia.
Name of Person Assessed.
Short Description of Property.
to Date
of Sale
McCroskie,  Edward
1 HEREBY oive NOTICE, that on Thursday the 12th day of October, A.D. 1911, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, at the Court House, in the Town of Hazelton, I shall sell at public auction, the lands of the persons in the list hereinafter set out, for the delinquent taxes remainining unpaid on the 'Mat day of December, A.D. 1911, and for interests,
costs and expenses, including the cost of advertising said sale, if the total amount due is not sooner paid.
List Above Mentioned.
Name of Person Assessed
Short Description of Property
Spencer.  V.  Lot 177, R. V Coast District
    "   178, R. V
   "2125, R. V
      "212(1, R. V
  "2127, R, V
   "2128, R. V
  "2130, R. V
  "2181, R. V
  " 21H2, R, V
  S 1-2 S E 1-1 Sec. 85, Tp.
Heal, Fred.
R. V Coast
R, V
'), R.  V, Coast
Stuart, Ceo.  M.
E 1-1
W I-
Jarvis, Jr.,   Arthur M.
Thompson, Robt.  	
Ellis, Claude P 	
Fraser, David E	
Burns,  E. J... 	
Holmes,  G,  G	
Grand Trunk Pac.  Dev. Co.
Stewart, Jeanie C.
Brown, Julius         S 1-2
"     729, R. V
"     728, R. V
'     780, It. V
"    781, R. V
"    799, R, V
"      H2S, R, V
"     828, R. V
"     S2S, R, V
"     S2S, R. V
'   1139, R. V
'   1143, K. V
'   2098, R. V
Sec. 25, Tp. 5,
NW 1-4    "  25,      "
FrSWl-4 "  86,     "
W 1-2
R. V Coast District
1 8.00
6 00
Heal, Jr., F. G	
������    ���  p  n N1-2SE1-4 Sec. 26, Tp. 5, R. V Coast Dist.
Kane'F-B'- " S1-2NE1-4      "        "      R. V
r��� .   ���  D ,t  P SW1-4 Sec. 30, Tp. 6, R. V Coast District
Campbell, Robt. F --NW1-4 Sec. 19,   *'
Sarel, C. W Sec. 15, Tp. 8, R. V Coast District     64.00
Kealy, A. E     " 22,    "   8,     " "      59.20
n. ,��� ,     .    p Sl-2 Sec. 7, Tp. 9, R. V Coast District....    ��A no
Diplock, A. a Sl-2 See  8 " " U4.UU
McCroskie, E  1-2 Lot 42, Cassiar District-.  4.80
Williams, D. H. & Hoare, J. H 1-4                 12.00
Ainstie, B 3-4 Lots 294 and 297, Cassiar District  24.00
Williams, G. E Lot 397, Cassiar District  123.60
Stevenson, James    "425,       "          "       32.00
Kirkland,  Elizabeth     "503,       "          "  16.00
Telkwa   Townsite.     Sub.   of   S.   W.   1-4
Sec.   35,   Tp. 5, R.  V, Coast  District
(Map No. 817)
Stewart, G  Lot 14, Block 15 .$      .45
Aldermere   Townsite.      Sub. of N. 1-2 of
N. E. 1-4 Sec. 2l>, Tp. 5, Range V, Coast
Lots 1 and 2, Block 2
Spencer, V.,   Broughton, L., Ouelet .1.
A. & Fink, H.
4 to 211
1 to 10
15 to 20
1 to 20
1 to 20
2, 8 to 20, Block .'{
4, Lot 18, Block 4
Lot fi to 15, Blk. (la
Lot 1 to 20. Block 8
"      1 to 18     "    11, Lot 15, Block 11...
" 18, Block 11, Lots 1 to 18,   Block 14      Q r.c
-    " 1 to 20, Block 15, Lots 5 and <>, Bk 1��
" 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 to 20, Block 16	
"   1 to 8, 11 to 20, Block 17.. 	
"    I to 8, 11 to 20. Block  18 	
"... "1 lo 20,  Block 19, Lots 1 to 20 Bk 20    21.15
"    1 to 20, Block 21, Lots 1 to 20 Bk 22
"    1 to 20, Block 23, Lots 1 to 5 Bk 24
" 13 to 20,   Block 24, Lots 8 to 6 Bk 25
Lot 9,  Block   25,  Lots 11   to 19, Block 25      c nr.
Lots 1 and 2, Lots (I to 20, Block 20.	
Blocks 28, 29, 80, 31, 32, 33,and 34	
McCroskie, Alice .Lot 3, Block 2         1.20
Smith, G. W           "13,    "    16   90
Rood, Kenneth       "15,    "    16   1.20
Hemsworth, J. H   Lots 9 and 10, Block 18, Lot 20,  Block 25      1.20
Flewin, Helen  Lot 7, Block 24          .00
Burns,  R.  M... --   Lots 1! and 12, Block 24         1.35
Prizzell, Sarah          Lot lo, Block 25          .90
Phelan, Oli. E  Lots 4 and 5, Block 26          14.40
Hazelton Townsite
Mcintosh, Angus     Lot 55, part of Lot 52 $    6.00
Sub-division of Lot 38, Cassiar District
Charleson, A. J.  Lots 27 and 28, Block 24 .       $    1.35
Charrist. A. W.
Dickey, A.  F.
Cannon, J.
Hewiston, Mrs.  G. L.
Hall, C. M.
Adleberg, Philip & Martin, Morris
Labiossie, A	
Sub-division of I). L, 102, Cassiar District
Plan No. 812
Block    8 $
Williams, D. G.
" 12
" 21
"      32  -	
Sub-division   of   Dist.   Lot   103,    Cassiar
District.    Plan No. 805.
Lots (I to 10,  Block 2, 23 and 24,  Block 7
"   23 and 24, Block 15, 1 to 3, Block 16
"   8 to 12,  Block 19, 7 to 11,  Block 26
"   32 to 36, Block 26, 2o to 21, Block 30
"   5 to 9,  Block  36,   1   to  4, Block  43
"   24 to 28, Block 48, 11 to 14, Block 52
Hammersley, A. St. G.
"    16 to 20, Block 56, 35 to 39, Block 62
"   5 to 9, Block 67,  14 to 18,   Block 70
Lots 11 to 15, Block 2, Lots 15 to 19, Bk 4
35 to 39,
6 to 10,
45 to 48,
33 to 37,
15 to 19,
18 to 21
16 to 20
3 to   7,
12 to 16,
11 to 15,
1 and 2,
12 to 14,
40 to 44,
11 to 15,
1 to   3,
13 to 17, "   7
2 to   6, " 14
1, " 18
5 to   9, " 24
27 to 31, " 26
1 to   4, " 30
1 to   3, " 35
11 to 15, " 39
13 to 17, " 44
4 to   8, " 48
26 to 28, " 49
30 to 39, " 67
5 and 6, " 60
8 to 12, " 64
21 to 22, " 68
5 to  9, " 74
$ 7.2o
Interest to
date of
2.78       2.00
$ 10.00
.85      2.00      20.75
.76      2.00      18.76
.22       2.00
$   7.00    ?
3.04      2.00      69.04
$ 1.00 $   1.45
.27   $ 1.00 $   8.27
.49       1.00 12.89
.33       1.00 10.88
.94      1.00 23.09
Sub-division   of   Dist.   Lot   103,   Cassiar
District.    Plan No. 805.
Lots 21 to 25, Block 2, Lots   3 to 12, Bk 3
.    "   23 to 27,     "     3,    "    33 to 37, "   3
"   20 to 24,     "     4,    "      2 to   6, "   6
8 to 12,
9, 10&13,
1 to   5,
18 to 22, "   7
19, "   8
7 to 11, " 14
" 22 to 24, " 14, " 1 to 12, " 15
" 14 to 18, " 16, " 7 to 11, " 18
"    17 to 24, and 28 to 48, Block 18	
"   1 and 2, 18 to 27, Block 19 	
.    "   5 to   9, Block   20,  Lot  8,   Block  22
"1    to    I,    20    to    34,    Block    24
" 40 to 44, Block 24, Lot 42 to 48, Bk 26
"1 to 3, 13 to 22, Block 28
"9    to   13,    19    to    23,    Block   27
"   15 to 19, Block 30, Lot 1 to 5, Bk 31
"   21 to 24, Ilk 31, Lot 1, 17 to 21, Bk 32
'    "    13 to 17, Block 34, Lots 14 to 18 and
Lot 24, Block 35
"   3 and 4, 20 to 22, Block 36, Lots 11 to
15, Block 38
���'   30  to 39, Lot 48, Block 38, 21 to 24
Block 39
"   29, 35 to 39, Block 39, Lots 15 to 18
Block 43
" 42 to 14, Block 43, Lots 1 and 2, Bk 44
" 8 to 12 and 28 to 32, Block 44
"   7 to 11, Block 45, Lots 2�� to 37, Bk 45
Lots 13 to 46, Bk 45, Lots 1, 17 to 21, Bk 47
.    "    1 to   5, "   49,    "     3 to 12,        " 51
"   22&28,  "   51,    "     1 to   4,        " 52
25 to 28,
22 to 26,
6 & 10,
7 to 10,
16 to 19&23,
21 to 30,
36 to 40 and 46, Block 56
1 to   4, Bk 57, Lots 45 and 46, Bk 57
11 to 13,   " 58,    "   19 to 23,     " 58
7 to 11,
12 to 21,
19 to 23,
20 U. 28,
" 62
to 22,
" 64
to 14,
" 67
16 to 20,
" 68
to 22,
" 70
" 71
Beattie Alice M.
1 to 5, " G8,
4 to 8, " 70,
3 to   6,    " 71,
1 to   4,   " 72,    "     8 to 12,     " 73
10 to 11,   " 74,
9, Bk   4, Lots 46 to 48, Bk  4
"     6    "    11 to 15    " 12
19     "    48 " 19
.29        1.00
$   .43   $ 1.00   $   7.43
$   .05   $ 1.00   $   2.40
$ 1.00
$   1.60
$ 1.00
$   8.2o
22      l.oo
G. W. London, F. Kirkland....
C. Aalbertson & W. P. Ogilvie.
5 to
13 to 17
1 to  4
1 to 5
2 to  6
20 to 24
3 to  6
10 to 14
16 to 20
2 to   6 " 32
4 to   8 " 40
13 to 17 " 51
24 " 58
15 to 19 " 67
11 & 12 " 20
5 & 6 "43
21 to 22   " 49
Hoare, J. H.
Lota  28   to  32,   Block  .1,
1   to    4. 4,
"    "     40   to 44,       "      4,
14 to 18,
17 lo 21,
19 to 28,
20 to 28,
2 to 6,
22 to 26,
5 to 9,
;l to 7,
111 to 23,
1 to 5,
83 to 37,
22 aoil 88,
18   to  21,
17  to  21,
211   to  22,
IHiuhI   11.
" 15 to 19
Lots 43 to 48,
" 34,
" 12 to 16,
" 10 to 14,
" 18 to 22.
" 34 to 38,
" 88 to 42,
1 and 2.
" 12 to 16,
" 8 to 12,
" 6 lo 10,
9 to 13,
" 16 to 19,
" 411 lo 43,
" 29 to 311,
" 12 to 19.
" 38 lo 42,
" 15 to 24,
" 9 anil 10,
" 31 to 35,
" 17 to 19.
Block  3
"      6
" 11
" 16
"     16
Lois     I and  2,  llloi-k 59.    Lota   7  to   11.  Block   59
"     12, "    60,       "     2  to   14,       "     02
-    "     45  to  48,       "    112.       "      1, "     63
Bennett,  Elizabeth
Mason, Henry
Mason,  William	
Coraveau, G	
Lindseth,  Clara E.
Jaekman,  W. T.
Barber, H. J	
13 to 17.
1 to 4,
23 and 24,
17 to 21,
23 and 24,
1   to    4,
28  to 32,
20 anil 21.
23 and 24,
31   to   33,
0   to    8,
53, -
49, ���
38, ���
20   to   24,
83 and 24,
23 and 24,
13  to   18,
Barber, H. J. & Ogilvie, W. P.
Hatney, P. T. & Ogilvie W. P.
Brown, E. N	
1 to
Lota     14.      Block      40
Lota   13 and 14, Block  20,   Lota   16   to   18,     Block 28
12  to   14,
16, 17, 20,
4  to     7.
25  to 27,
18, ���
"     15  to  19,
Gahie, W. G. ...	
Oxley, Thomas   II	
Sub-division of E. 1-2 of Lot 104, Cassiar
District.    Plan No. 797.
Bauer, W.A., Roberts,J.P., & FIndley.J.Blocki 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, o, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 16, 16 and 17
Sub-division of  Lot 507, Cassiar District
D. A. McPhattcr. niork 6	
llutton,  George        "    n	
Emerson,   E --Lota 1 to 8, Blook46	
" -     "    10 to 12,       "46	
Ward, Mrs.  C,    "  13, "45	
Emerson,  E    ������  n, "15	
$     .45
Hazelton, B. C, August 29, 1911
.33   $ l.oo $22.33
l.oo 15.8o
1.4o      l.oo 34.8o
.78      l.oo 24.38
.63      l.oo 21.63
l.oo 2o.4o
l.oo       23.13
.33      l.oo 19.33
.33      l.oo 21.13
.33      l.oo 2o.l3
l.oo 13.4o
.63      l.oo 25.o3
l.oo 15.8o
l.oo        7.6o
l.oo 14.4o
l.oo 18.4o
l.oo 13.4o
l.oo        7.6o
I 74.98
s 1.00
t   1.45
Assessor and Collector,   Omineca Assessment District.
NOTICE in hereby given that the reserve existing on vacant Crown lands in Range 6, ('oast District, notice of which, bearing date of May 25th,
1910, waa published in the Itrltiah Columbia Cn/ette
of May 2(ith, 191(1, is cancelled in so far as the name
relates to the lands sorveyed as Lata 1876, 1878,
1879, 189(1, 1893, 1891. 1895. l8!Hi, 1897, 1S98, 1800,
8607, 25IIS, 25U9, 25111, 8611 anil 2512. Range I,, Coital
District. ROBERT A. RENW1CK,
Deputy Minister of Lnnils.
Department of Lands,
victoria, n. c. Aug, in, ion. n-30
NOTICE is hereby given thnt the reserves existing over vacant Crown lands in Ranges I an i 5,
Const District, notices of which, {tearing dat-'S of
May 5th, 1910 and May 25th, 191 .. respoclivly, were
published In the issues of the British Columbia
Gnzetlo of May 6th and May 2(ith, 1910, are caneill-
ed in so far as the same relates to lands surveyed
as Lots 785, 7811, 787. 788, 789, 790, 7111. 791A, 792, 793.
791, 795, 860, 857, 1MB, 969, 860. (Mil. 862, 893, 854, 805,
866, 867, 868, 809, 870, 871, 872, 878, 1168, 1169. 1160.
1164, 1166, 1166, 1162, 1163, 1169, 467, 468, 847, 1174,
1176, 1182, 1189, 1191. 1192, 1201A, 1188, 1187, 1190,
782, 783, 784, 781, 78(1, 313, 777a, 711 and 1186. all in
Range4, Coai.t District;and Luis 2188a, 1080, 1028
3811 and 3,-26, all in linage 5, Coast District.
Deputy MinlBlerof Limit:',
Department of Lands.
Victoria, II. C, Aug. 10. 1911. n-30
Province op British Columbia
NOTICE is hereby given that all Public Highways in unorganized Districts,
and all Main Trunk Roads in organized
Districts are sixty-six feet wide, and
have a width of thirty-three feet on each
side of the mean straight centre line of
the traveled road.
Minister of Public Works.
Department of Public Works,
Victoria, B.C., July 7th, 1911.
NOTICE to Creditors, Devisees, Legatees, Next-of-Kin, and Others Having
Claims Against the Estate of Frederick Roeger.
Notice is hereby given that all credit
ors, devisees, legatees, next-of-kin, and
others having claims against the estate
of Frederick Roeger, deceased, late of
Edson, in the Province of Alberta, who
died at Edmonton, in the province of
Alberta, on the twenty-third day of
August, 1911, are required before (the
expiration of two months from this advertisement, to send by post, pre-paid,
or to deliver to the National Trust
Company, Limited, Edmonton, Alberta,
Public Administrator, their names, addresses and descriptions, and a full
statement of particulars of their claims
and the nature of the security (if any)
held by them, duly verilietl by Statutory
Declaration, and that after the last
mentioned date, the administrator will
proceed to distribute the assets of .the
said estate amongst the parties entitled
thereto, having regard only to the
claims of which they shall then have
Dated at Edmonton, this 26th day of
August, A. D. 1911.
National Trust Company, Limited, .
Public Administrator,
Edmonton, Alberta.
Griesbach, O'Connor & Co.,
Solicitors for Administrator,
It is important
for you to
lrr��r��XAr t'lat' navo sto-'< am'
M1UW appliances to turn out
all kinds of CARRIAGE WORK,
special Sleighs, Wagon and
Sleigh  Brakes,   Etc.
General Blacksmith
Repairing Job Work
Horseshoeing it Specialty
Reciprocity and the Farmer
tBy Elstroe]
Mines  and  Mining
Good Properties for sale      Cash or on
Bond.       Development and
Assessment Work.
Carr Brothers
Six Years In This District.
Hazelton, B. C.
You may get a $20 Suit
for $2 or $3 .
Drawing Takes   Place   Every
Saturday Night
Noel & Rock
Hazelton, B. C.
F. W. HART & CO.
and House Furnishings   Complete
Funeral Directors, Embalmers
Special attention to orders from out of
Prince Rupert
In the keenness with which for a generation past many Canadians have held
that reciprocity with the United States
and annexation by the United Stales
are one, the same Canadians are apt
to overlook the relativeneas of all things,
including the relativeness of the circumstances under which the present reciprocity proposal has been submitted to
There is, in the ordinary marketing of
the produce of Canada, a good ileal yet
to be desired, a good deal that insistently calls for altera! inn.
Let us take wheat for a striking example. The average price which (hi
Canadian farmer receives for his wheat
whether for export or for home consumption, is on an average th< owest
received by the farmers In any wheat-'
growing country in the world.
According to the government report,
"Wholesale Prlc.es In Canada" the average price of Number one Northern
wheat per bushel at Winnipeg during
the four months from September to
December, 11)0(1, the months in which
most farmers are compelled to sell their
crops, either because of the lack of
granary accommodation or because of i
pressing needs for money, varied from
96 1-2 to 983-4 cents, giving an average
of 9i! 5-I6ths cents.
Number one Northern wheat was the
class of twelve million bushelsof wheat
out of a total wheat inspection In Canada
of eighty million bushels.
The figures given above show a gain
in ten years of seventeen and two-thirds
per cent in  price.   So  far,   so  good, j
Vet during the same period the price of;
Hour  wholesale  at  Toronto  has  risen
fifty four per cent, the price of shorts
wholesale has risen fifty nine per cent;
and  the price of bran   wholesale,   has
risen sixty seven per cent, and the price
of woolens, lowest in 1902, rose in five
years fifty per cent.    During the last
twenty years the price of lumber in the |
Ottawa valley has raised over seventy-
nine  per cent, and  another instance,
common building bricks in eastern Can-!
ada have, in thirteen years, raised over
seventy per cent.
Let us now turn to a result from
these prices, premising that good prices
are of course desirable if the industry
that pays them can stand them.
According lo the report of the Bureau
of Industries for Ontario, the cheese
production of that province decreased
from I(i.r) million pounds In I90;i to I2n
million pounds in 1909. During the
same period, butter fell from ten million
pounds to nine million pounds. During
the last three years the decrease in the!
large sections of Africa,   and is
| ready to fight for the privilege of
"annexing" Morocco.    Germany
"annexed" Alsace and Lorraine,
number of milch cows in Ontario was
YG,000, and of all other cattle 181,000;
the decrease in hogs has been nearly
half a million; during 1909 there were a
million fewer hogs slaughtered in Ontario than three years earlier; from ] ancl js looking for more "annexa-
1901 to 1909 the number of sheep in tj0ns'' with a h Aug.
Ontario   decreased   from   1,760,000  to      .    ,, .,,  _�� ��� . . TT
1,130,000 and the number annually tm annexed Bosnia ancl Her-
slaughtered and sold from 726 thousand Zpgovina; Japan "annexed"
to 588 thousand. j Corea; Russia is "annexing" Per-
The condition of things which existslsia.
in Ontario is also to he found in all the     0n]   the angelic United States
oliler Provinces   ot   Nova   Scotia, New > ,,
Brunswick,  Prince Edward Island and ' would not dream of such a thinjr.
Quebec. It is beginning too, even in H��r little operations at Panama
Manitoba, where the wheat acreage in and in the various Spanish islands
she acquired,   were  momentary
1900 was 3,141,000, in 1909 the wheat
acreage there was only 2.042,000; in
other crops there was an increase; but a
decrease in total acreage under crop of
upwards of three quarters of a million
The cause of this serious condition is
according to  some people one and the
same,   namely,   the  excessive  cost  of
living and of production without a corresponding  increase  in   the   value of���
agricultural  products.     The  excessive
cost is the result of Tariffs, Mergers, .
Combines, Trusts;   the  relatively  low
price of agricultural produce is the re-1
suit of organized buying.    Will recipro- j ye#ars> the people of Omineca dist-
city   reduce   the   excessive cost?   will ' ti'ict Can view   the   close   of   the
reciprocity increase the low price? and j season of navigation without the
if it does either, are Canadians agree- re!U. of a wintei. shortage of supplies.   The waters of the Skeena
aberrations. Champ Clarke was
"joking." Hearst who marie
the Cuban war talks "Annexation" for fun. We are all acquisitive but Uncle Sam. That
is the basis of the argument of t
those who pretend that the Americans do not want Canada.
Si age leaves every Friday and every Tuesday morning
at 8 o'clock for Aldermere and Telkwa. Returning,
leaves Aldermere and Telkwa Tuesday ancl Friday
arriving   here   Wednesday   and   Saturday   at   noon.
Horses for hire for private parlies.
Horses, Oats, Wheal and Bran for sale.
E. E. Charleson, Manager  j
snuuimaiMai' *'<Ftw?^(��!W?'SWH3m��.;i��*ii��,m5Tra;' ���saBBBBMH^nM
No Supply Shortage
For the first time in several
able to their country being opened up
for the campaigns of the American
Combines and the American Trusts
under the color of reciprocity?
are gradually falling to the stage
which  render:-,  the running   of
steamers impracticable;  but the
Americans Want Canada warehouses of the merchants in
When   we   come   to consider Ule !ocul towns and thiwfi op the
,      ,, I contractors on   construction   are
what the Americans want,   we ', ,,   ,.        ,���       ���,i j.u��� ��� ���i u
full of supplies, and there should
find   another  new   condition in  bt, a sufficiency of every neccs-
that the plan of campaign  has sity during the   winter season.
been changed utterly.    Roughly There is still  much freight to be
speaking, the Americans have al- brought up  the  river, but with
ways wanted  Canada.    And yet .the railway in operation for over .
it is insisted by  certain short-, a hundred miles and seven  big
sighted sentimentalists that our steamers bringing freight to up-
neighbors no longer covet  our: river points, everything will be
country.   These people either do brought up before the steamers
not know or do not stop to think ' go out of commission.
that this is equivalent to claim- j ���	
ing that the Americans have sud-;    Prince Rupert advices indicate
denly become quite different from that the Grand Trunk Pacific is
every other people  in the world. : preparing for the erection  of a
Britain has  been   "annexing" ! modern  hotel  and  depot at the
all  the territory she could, ever terminal city.   Notice has  been
since she became a self-conscious given occupants of buildings on
nation.    She "annexed" Canada the railway reserve that the re-
herself from France, and did it, moval of all buildings will be re-
by force.   France has "annexed" | quired on a month's notice.
Gasoline Donkey
The lightest, most compact
.tl hoisting apparatus
w obtainable
if&ii' ^  '(?*'; ���'��� fit]    No Licensed Operaior Required
W;*">'jw>''    '-        ^.V-;. i     Used by ihc Dominion and Pro-
\Tfcr.*~-~����� .v-"*'^?-'^'- I vmcial Governments
'"������.^v..       ' .'��� 	
Can   be  also   used   to pump water, saw wo)' or
clear land
Largest stock of Gasoline Engines and Machinery west of
For particulars write
The Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co., Ltd.
101-107 Water St.
Vancouver, B. C.
The Omiaieca MIsier  $2 a year
aymeMs to purchase
WT m-XV*.a:%&rWW^<^?m^1*iW<^#'&W^Xi
��fov-.��:]ri*i*vtr3aBWi^ M,,atiaMaqfflrareg��W�� *%" iawt^
Real Estate
A Good
One shrewd and successful investor
has just purchased from me fifty
lots in these towns
For full information, maps, circulars, etc., call or write to
E. H. Hicks Beach
Agent for Grand Trunk Townsites
Investments Hazelton, B. C. Notary Public
- -Vi
Why Buy a Ready-Made Mackinaw Suit when you can buy a
Suit at
The best Mackinaw
Local and Personal
I lazelton, B. C.
A. Chisholm
General   Hardware
Builders'   Material
Miners'   Supplies
Hazelton, B. C.
Fifty-one Bunks of
Solid Comfort
Clean Beds, Clean Bunks,
Tobaccos, Cigars, Candies,
Nuts, Soft Drinks, Fruits in
Season, etc., etc.   ::   ::   ::
The auditorium has been secured i'or use as a polling' place
on election day.
J. W. Davis will leave on the
Port Simpson for a business trip
to the coast cities.
A new cover is being laid on
the bridge over Two Bridge
creek, on the main road.
A. II. Wyllie, of the government office, has gone to the
coast for a vacation trip.
Mrs. and Miss Williscroft, who
have spent several weeks in
Hazelton, were passengers on the
Inlander, en route for their home
in Victoria.
The 150-foot trestle bridge at
the 39-mile post on the Bulkley
valley road will be finished today,
effecting a great improvement in
the   highway.
.1. F. Cameron, of Vancouver,
an experienced silver-lead mining
man, arrived on the Port Simpson this morning to look over the
properties of  the district.
Vancouver and New Westminster meet today to decide the
title to the Minto cup. There is a
good deal of speculation amongst
local men on the result.
The postoffice authorities have
at last taken action to improve
the mail service to Bulkley
points, and have inaugarated a
semi-weekly service. Election
time seems to wake the postoffice
people up.
The Grand
Opposite  Hnzclton  Hotel
Ferguson & Steele
Ten Acres Cleared
Land, with House, two
miles from Hazelton.
Apply to
H. Coppock, Hazelton
Hazelton'i Favorite Resort
Soda Fountain Equipped to serve Finest Ice Cream   Sodas,
Sundaes, etc., etc.
Our specialty is the best Confectionery,   including   unrivalled
Imported Chocolates.
Choicest Egyptian and other Imported Cigarettes    Fine Cigars.
Books, Magazines and Periodicals
D. J. McDougall
E. J. Tate
CJ Within a short time navigation on the
Skeena will close.
Are you prepared for this?
Order that Sleigh Now
^ Have you secured your bob sleds, your
cutter or that light sleigh you wanted?
If not better do it at once.
t| Telegraph your order at our expense.
H. Neergard, freight clerk at
the H. B. Co., will leave on the
steamer Port'Simpson for the
southwest, which he will visit before going to Germany for a prolonged stay.
C. Newman is in from Babine
lake. He has a number of claims
with showings of gold-copper and
galena ores on the shore of the
lake, thirty miles south of Babine
Among the passengers on the
Port Simpson, which arrived
from the end of steel today, was
Miss Lister, of Nanaimo. who
has been appointed lady superintendent of Hazelton Hospital.
Jim Riley will try to interest
Prince Rupert fans in the Northern B. C. league. They have indoor baseball in the terminal city,
and he sees no reason why they
should not figure in next season's
games up here.
Wm. J. Driver came in last
night from his Bulkley valley
ranch. He reports good crops of
hay in the valley, with every
prospect of a profitable market.
The balers are all busy, and Mr.
Driver finds it necessary to install a press for his own use.
Superintendent Williscroft is
making preparations for the construction during the winter of a
bridge over the Nadina river, at
the head of Francois lake, and
one across the narrows between
Decker and Burns lakes. These
bridges are very necessary to afford access to the growing settlements on Francois and Ootsa
Major Frank Morris, of Vancouver, in charge of the Salvation
Army throughout this district,
arrived in Hazelton yesterday,
with Ensign Johnston, of Prince
Rupert. The Major is on his
fourth annual inspection of the
various northern corps and is
here to visit the native organizations at Andimaul and Glen Vow-
During his stay Mr. Manson
received advice by a wire that an
additional appropriation of $2,000
had been granted for the main
| road to Fraser lake. It is thought
this amount will be sufficient to
allow of the partial construction
of the road as far as Burns lake
so that the settlers in that district may use sleighs during the
coming winter.
Martin Wanlich, tbe pioneer
prospector of the Seven Sisters
mountains, came up from his
claims on Tuesday. He states
that the surface ore, which is
gray copper, assays very well.
A group of seven claims is owned
by Wanlich and his Hazelton
associates, among whom are L,
L. DeVoin, F. A. Dewar, I).
Ogilvie, T. Carpenter and A.
Real Estate
and Mines
Hazelton, B. C.
FOR SALE ��� Stable and
contents.    Easy terms.
H. Coppock, Hazelton
Aldous, Robertson
& Murray
Conveyor was Damaged
The steamer Conveyor got into
difficulty on Wednesday. When
lining up river at Hornet's Nest,
the slack of the cable fouled the
wheel, the tree to which the line
was fast came out by the roots,
and the boat was swept on the
rocks. Her cylinder timbers
were broken, disabling her for
the time. The damaged boat
was tied up for repairs, and her
cargo and passengers taken by
the Distributor. The broken
parts will be temporarily repaired, and the Conveyor will proceed under her own steam to the
coast, where she will go on the
Provincial Assayer
Prompt ;mil reliable work
Hazelton, B. C.
Beautiful Designs in Engagement
and Wedding Rings. High grade
Watches. - - Watch Repairing.
O. A. RAGSTAD,    Hazelton
for nny period from one month upward at $1 par
month in advance, This rule Include! office con-
���ultattona nn<i medicines, an well as all costs while
In the hospital, Tickets obtainable in Efaselton
fmm ES, C, Stephenson anil Fred Field; in Aldermen-, from Rev. P. I.. Stephenson, or at the Hospital from the UedlealSuperintendent,
Stephenson & Crum
Undertakers and
Funeral Directors
Ready for Building in the
New Town
Get prices from us before you build in New Hazelton.       We
are ready with the goods
Interior Lumber Company
Special attention t" Shipping Cases
Hazelton, B. C.
^X?E have just what you are
looking for in
Children's Hats
and Caps
Neat  and  Attractive
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
(   All orders promptly and carefully   {
Lawbreaker! Punished
The local police have been busy
this month, the greater number
of cases handled being occasioned by the supplying of liquor to
Indians. In consequence of the
unusual numbersof Indians found
intoxicated, a vigorous campaign
against suppliers has been maintained, with the result that seven
convictions were obtained. The
aggregate of fines imposed was
$385. Bert Disney appeared
yesterday and was sentenced to
six months hard labor, without
the option of a fine. Kathleen
Green, a young Indian woman
who has given the police considerable trouble and has proved incorrigible, was sent to New Westminster for three months for being drunk on the reserve.
\     E. C. Stephens      j \
I  Leave your orders at C. P. Willis'  j
Blacksmith Shop |
For Fine  Cigars,   Cigarettes  \
and Tobaccos go to ���
Pool Room
Soft Drinks, Confectionery,
Books and Magazines j
Baths In Connection
J. B. Brun,
Proprietor \
Sash and Door Factory
Hazelton's New Industry
Full stock of all kinds and sizes of Window
Sash, Doors, Office Fixtures, Interior Finishings
on hand or Made to Order.
Large stock of Lumber and Building Materials, Tinsmithing, Plumbing and Steamfitting.
Job and Shop Work a Specialty.
Plans and Specifications.
Stephenson & Crum


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