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VOL. I, NO. 17
Steel Reaches Fraser
Victoria: Grand Trunk Pacific steel has been laid to the
Fraser headwaters, thirty miles
from the Great Divide. A big
bridge is to be built at this point,
and tracklaying has. been discontinued for the winter, to be
resumed in June.
Christmas Hockey
Will Be Exciting
An exciting hockey game is
looked for when the local team
meets the seven stalwarts of the
G. T. P. on Monday afternoon.
Though somewhat handicapped
by the absence of some of their
best players, the Hazelton men
are confident of success. The
line-up for the game has not yet
been decided upon, but the team
will be picked from the following:
A. E. Fawcett, A. C. Aldous,
Roy McDonell, W. H. Larmer, L.
Kenny, M. Tyler, H. F. Glassey,
H. Welch, A. Johnson, S. B.
The engineers are said to have
a strong and speedy team ready
for the game, and will have most
of last year's stars on the ice
when the puck is faced off. It is
probable that George Larocque, a
veteran hockeyist, will referee
the game, assisted by E. B.
Tatchell as judge of play.
Three Powder Factory Employee) Loie
Their Live* Near Nanaimo
Nanaimo, Dec. 21:���The powder works at Departure Bay were
destroyed by an explosion which
occurred at noon today. Three
men were instantly killed and a
number of others were injured.
The buildings were blown to
atoms. The dead are Wm. Dee,
John Wilcox and Joseph Defries.
Stewart Recovering
(Special to The Miner)
Vancouver, Dec. 23:���Duncan
Ross, who is here today, says
Contractor J. W. Stewart, of
Foley, Welch & Stewart, is rapidly recovering from his recent
serious illness and expects to
leave shortly for Paris, France,
where his family is at present
Steamers for Fraser
(Special to The Miner)
Vancouver, Dec. 22:���A special
freight train of ten cars, containing the machinery of the steamers Distributor and " Operator,
left yesterday for Tete Jaune
Cache, via Calgary and Edmonton. The work of taking apart
and shipment was accomplished
without mishap.
Biggest On Record
An Indian potlatch has been in
progress at Kispiox this week,
and the Hazelton village has
been almost deserted. At the recent potlatch given by local natives $14,366 in cash and over
$4,000 in goods were distributed.
Including the horses and other
presents given, the total is said
to have exceeded $20,000, making the potlatch the most notable
one on record in British Columbia.
A Leap Year Dance
A movement is on foot to have
the ladies take charge of the first
Assembly club dance in the new
year, making it a "Leap-Year"
dance. This would be a decided
novelty in Hazelton, and would
also give the ladies an opportunity to introduce any ideas they
may have on dance arrangements,
Residents of Present Town
Will Unite for Development
of the Future City
General Acceptance of Decision A��
Final���Unanimous Disposition To Get
Together and Work for Interests of
New Town and District
Although Hazelton will not
have to move to the railway until the steel is here, there is no
longer any doubt as to the location of the city which will take
Hazelton's place on the map.
The Railway Commissioners have
decided that New Hazelton is to
have the station.
While the verdict of the Commission was unexpected, and, to
some Hazelton people, not entirely welcome, citizens of the present town show a unanimous disposition to accept the decision as
final, and from now on the residents of Hazelton will work
unitedly for the development of
the district and its commercial
and mining center, New Hazelton.
Those who have heretofore
pinned their faith to South Hazelton, relying upon the railway
company's announcements that
its station would be built at that
point, are not disposed to cling
to a lost cause, and will be found
lined up for the new town.
Aldous & Murray, representatives in Hazelton of the railway
company and its associates in the
South Hazelton project, have
given for publication the following statement:
"The Board of Railway Commissioners has issued an order
compelling the Grand Trunk
Pacific railway to build its Hazel-
Hammond's Company In Line
The Natural Resources Security Company, in a despatch
to The Miner, under Vancouver date of Dec. 21, says:
"We believe that the decision of the Dominion Railway
Commission placing the station of the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway at New Hazelton should be taken as final and conclusive by all interested, and we propose to boost for one
Hazelton, and that New Hazelton, from this date.
"Natural Resouces Security Co., Ltd."
ton station on lot 882, and forbidding it to do likewise at South
Hazelton. It therefore appears
that New Hazelton will be the
future city of this district, and,
such being the case, we will assist
in its development to the best
of our ability. In supporting
South Hazelton, as we have done
in the past, we worked only for
what we considered to be the
best interests of the people of
Hazelton, believing the station
would be at that point. In view
of the verdict of the Commission
we can but bow to its decision
and lend our assistance to make
New Hazelton the one and only
future city of Hazelton."
Many Lots Reserved
Frank McKinnon has been the
busiest man in Hazelton for the
last three days. The decision
was no.sooner announced than
citizens began to besiege Harvey
& McKinnon's office to secure
lots in the business part of New
Hazelton. Clements & Hey ward,
the fiscal agents in Vancouver,
advised the local representatives
that it was necessary to have
Hazelton reservations wired
early, owing to the demand
which has developed on the
lower mainland. Even though it
is not necessary to move at once,
the business men seem to consider it advisable to lose no time
in securing proper locations in
the new town. Ninth avenue
appears to be considered the best
street for business.
Premier McBride Speaks
(Special to The Miner)
Victoria, Dec. 21:���When questioned today regarding the position to be taken by the provincial government following the
Mabee decision in the Hazelton
townsite case, Hon. Richard Mc
Bride said the government, in
joining with the Grand Trunk
Pacific in the sale of lots in South
Hazelton, had acted in good
faith, relying on the representations of the railway company that
the Hazelton station would be located on lot 851, the site of South
Hazelton. Nevertheless, the
Premier said, the government
would willingly listen to any complaints from those who had purchased lots. Pending consideration of the matter by the government, the Premier would say no
more on the subject.
To many here the announcement of Judge Mabee's decision
was disagreeable news. All those
who purchased lots at the auction
on Tuesday did so believing the
railway announcements. Prices
ranged from $225 for inside lots
on streets back from the railway
to $1,700 for well located corner
lots. Morice and Omineca streets
and Broadway boulevard were
the favorites, bringing prices
ranging from $1,500 to $1,700.
The total sales were not announced.
It is expected that the exact
course to be adopted by the
government will be announced
Grand Trunk Pacific Ordered
To Locate Hazelton Depot
On Robt. Kelly's Townsite
Another Canadian Elected
London: Captain D. F.
Campbell, the Canadian - born
Unionist candidate in North
Ayrshire, defeated Anderson,
the Liberal Solicitor-general for
Scotland, whose recent appointment made the bye-election necessary.
Judge Mabee Declares Railway Company
Has Attempted Injustice and Must
Carry Out Agreement with Kelly
and Abandon South Hazelton Project
Ottawa, Dec. 19: The Board
of Railway Commissioners today
rendered a decision on the application of Robert Kelly, owner of
Lot 882, Cassiar district, which is
subdivided as section 2 of the
townsite of New Hazelton, to
compel the Grand Trunk Pacific
railway to locate and maintain a
station at that point, in accord-
with an agreement between the
railroad and the owners of the
land. The Board announced that
an order would be issued for the
establishment of a depot on lot
882, as originally agreed, and an
injunction preventing the carrying out of the railway's own
townsite enterprise at Hazelton
would be granted.
Railway officials were severely
slated by Hon. J. P. Mabee, the
Chief Commissioner, who said:
"If any private individual had
done what the railway has attempted in this case, he would
have been in the penitentiary,
and rightly so. I have never
known of a more deliberate attempt to deprive an individual of
his rights, and I say so most
emphatically." The Chief Commissioner further declared that
so far as it lay in his power, he
would put an end to the exploitation of public lands by railway
companies or anybody else, when
in violation of solemn agreements.
Boston Man Thinks
the World Square
Boston, Dec. 21:���A reward of
$1000 awaits the person who can
prove to the satisfaction of
Charles W. Morse of Brooklyn
that the earth is round. The
money is on deposit in a Boston
bank. Mr. Morse does not expect to be called on to pay the
reward to any astronomer or
geographer, for he is certain the
earth is square. The idea that
the earth revolves around the sun
at a terrific rate of speed is all
nonsense, according to Mr. Morse.
Mr. Morse is ready for an argument with any disputant who
might suggest that, if the earth
were square ships sailing around
it would drop over the edge.
This never can happen, he said,
because of the immense ice
barrier which surrounds the
habitable portion of the earth,
which is in the shape of a flat
Owner of Lot 882 Tells of His Negoti
ations with the Railway
(Special to The Miner)
Vancouver, Dec, 21:���Robert
Kelly was interviewed today, and
threw additional light on the
Hazelton townsite situation. His
action, he said, was based upon
the undertaking given by the
Grand Trunk Pacific that it would
locate the station on lot 882. In
a letter to Mr. Kelly, from Assistant Solicitor Mansur, of the G.
T. P., written in November, 1910,
the railway company undertakes
"that the company will construct
a siding upon the land described
in the enclosed conveyance, and
that so long as the company's line
of railway is in its present location, this siding will not be removed east or west of this land."
It was on this undertaking that
the Railway Commission declared
the railway would be compelled
to erect and maintain a station on
the Kelly townsite. The letter
partly quoted was the conclusion
of a lengthy correspondence between the railway company and
the owner of lot 882,   Nearly all
Natural Resources Makes $400,000 Deal
J. H. Kugler, who is handling sections one and three of
New Hazelton townsite, wired yesterday from Vancouver to
The Miner:
"Have Sold to Natural Resources Security Company
over $400,000 worth of lots in New Hazelton, at regular
prices   and   on   regular  terms.       First cash  deposit made
ye8lerday- "J. H. Kugler."
of the railway company's letters
to Mr. Kelly were written by G.
U. Ryley. In one of these, written in July of last year, the latter says the railway company accepts the Kelly offer of 29 acres
on lot 882 for railroad purposes,
"but regrets you cannot see your
way clear in giving the company
an interest in the townsite."
In another letter the railway
company asked Mr. Kelly for half
of the townsite. Later in the
negotiations the owner offered to
compromise, giving a quarter interest; but the company still
asked for one-half, in addition to
the 29 acres already conveyed, although it was willing to allow a
special commission of five per
cent, on any lots sold by Kelly and
"I  originally   purchased   640
acres," said Mr. Kelly, "which
cost me about $100,000. One
quarter of the land, upon subdivision, reverted to the provincial government. If I had agreed
to the demand of the Grand
Trunk Pacific for one half, what
I should have had remaining
would not have been much. The
plan which accompanied the conveyance from me of 29 acres
showed the station and siding in
red ink, and it was on this, together with the assurances given
in the letter first quoted, that the
Railway Commissioners acted.
We have been selling, and are
going right ahead disposing of
lots. Every man who returns to
Vancouver from the east declares
that Hazelton is the most talked-
of town in Northern British Columbia,"
Well Known   Company    Announces   It
Will Concentrate Attention
On New City
(Special  to The Miner)
Vancouver, December 21:���In
a full page advertisement, the
Natural Resources Security company makes the following announcement: "Settled Hazelton
���We believe we control the situation of the railroad townsite at
Hazelton. We shall issue a notice
to the public within a day or two
which will clinch matters for all
time. There is going to be only
one town on the railroad at Hazelton, and we shall tell you exactly
where it will be located just as
soon as necessary legal arrangements are made, which will be a
matter of one or two days at
The Reason  Why So Many British Columbians Remain Bachelors
Ottawa, Dec. 22:���A census
bulletin just issued gives the
population of the Dominion by
electoral divisions and by sexes.
Many constituencies, mostly in
the west, have populations greatly
in excess of the unit of representation, which has long been fixed
at 30,800. British Columbia has
243,000 males and 136,000 females,
the greatest disparity in Canada.
In response to the application
of the McBride administration,
the Dominion government has
given the province jurisdiction
over all water matters in the
Dominion railway belt in British
Columbia. The cost of administration will come out of the revenue, any surplus being paid to
the federal government by the
The government has decided
upon the personnel of the commission which will investigate
several public service departments at Ottawa. The men
chosen are Hon. A. B. Morine,
Toronto; Richard Lake, Grenfellt
Sask.; G. N. Ducharme, Montreal.
Hon. Martin Burrell is arranging for a fruit convention at Ottawa early in the new year.
Surveyors Return
On Thursday P. C. Coates' survey party returned from Babine
lake, where they have completed
the survey of 16,000 acres of
land for a Tacoma syndicate. The
sections surveyed were located
in 1910 by Gordon Wilson, who
was with the party,
Santa Claus Was There
The first Christmas tree enter-
tertainment of the Presbyterian
church was held last evening in
the church rooms, and attracted
a large crowd, in which, of
course, the young folks were in
the majority. The ladies of the
church had prepared an interesting program of musical numbers,
and succeeded in giving those
present an enjoyable time. The
distribution of presents, which
developed some humorous features, provoked a good deal of
Ore Car for Harris Mines
A two-ton ore car for the
Harris Mines has just been finished at Willis' blacksmith shop,
and will be in use at the mine in
a few days. It is an excellent
Published eveky Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
Macdonald & Rauk, Publishers and Proprietors.
Some Mining Problems
At one of the largest and most
representative   mining   conventions ever held in British Columbia
resolutions were passed here asking the federal government to
appoint a commission to investigate thoroughly the various questions affecting the silver-lead-zinc
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a I indugt      and tQ ^^ Q ^
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
,mrn���m���,v��� .....    ���,   .      ��� _.        .   , .,    n   ,.    'portfolio of mines to be held by a
ADVERTISING  RATES:    Display,  $1.50 per inch per month;   Reading '  .  . . .... ..
Notices, 15 cents per line for first insertion, 10 cents per line for each subsequent minister Who Will  devote HIS en-
insertion.       Legal notices inserted at B. C. Gazette rates. | tire   time   to   the   work,   says  a
 ���^=============_=__===_! Nelson exchange.
The meeting suggested to the
government that the inquiry by
the proposed commission might
include the questions of a tariff
on lead and zinc and the by-pro-
Vol. I.
Saturday, December 23, 1911.
No. 17.
Railway Commission Takes Decided Action
Tho Board of Railway Commissioners, a tribunal from whoseI duct7of"the"two"meta'is^ of con
decision there has seldom been a successful appeal, has announced ' tinuing the lead bounty at the
that the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway company must build and expiration of the grant at present
maintain a station on lot 882. This, coupled with the declaration [ partly disposed of; of the grant-
that the company will not be allowed to proceed with its South iin?of a bounty on zinc and of the
tt     ,, ��� ,, .., i j.      ,, ., ���   ottering of some reward to the
Hazelton project, would seem to settle once and for all the much
person  or persons   inventing a
vexed question of the Hazelton townsite. ;process for the treatment on a
The news of the decision was not received with unmixed satis- commercial scale of the complex
faction in Hazelton, as many people in the old town were disposed low grade ores ot the Kootenays.
to look with favor on the South Hazelton location.     As soon as the | Each of these suggestions found
finality of the pronouncement was recognized, however, the busi- st,-onp: advocates at the conven-
,        ,     ,.      ... .,,,..    ,.     t    XT     ���     ,.       tion, which was unanimously in
ness men showed a disposition to fall into line for New Hazelton,   . . . .      .   '
favor of some form of protection
and the townsite problem may be regarded as solved. j fQr ^e jndnstrv
Robert Kelly, owner of lot 882, known as New Hazelton, sec- j    A committee was appointed to
tion two, was able to show the Commissioners that the railway investigate the various questions
company, in consideration of the conveyance of twenty-nine acres affecting the industry in British
for railway purposes, agreed to maintain a station and siding on the Columbia.   The chairman of this
, ..,    r,     j    j     j U. l , ���*       i      committee is W. E. Zwicky, who
property, and the Board ordered the company to carry out its under-,    .,, ,       .   ,   . .      "
^ ' i will be glad  to receive sugges-
taking. The correspondence between the parties to the agree- tions in writing affecting the in-
ment casts an interesting light upon the townsite methods of the dustry from all interested in the
railway company. subject.   Such   communications
With regard to the position of the Provincial government in the should be addressed to Kaslo.
matter, the Premier states, and no one will doubt, that in joining I    As subJects for discussion  he
..     ���      , ���     ,   D   .���    .    .,        ,      . Q    ,,   u     ..      , .    ..suggested the   question  of  the
the Grand Trunk Pacific m the sale of South Hazelton lots the ���������,;������������������ nf u,    i    j i      ^
continuance of the lead bounty:
Lands Department acted in perfect good faith, relying on the repre-J ^e present low duties on lead
sentations of the railway company that its Hazelton station would and zinc; the high United States
be located on lot 851.     The exact course to be adopted by the j tariff on the same metals; further
government,  following  the   Mabee  decision,  has  not yet beeniexDerimfnts toward the solution
announced; but all concerned are justified in expecting fair treat- of.the zinc Problem. a��d the ap-
...,,..,.. pointment of a federal commis-
ment from the administration. sion to inquire into the varjous
A concern which bids fair to prove an important factor in the questions affecting the industry
development of the new town and the district is the Natural He  suggested  the selection  of
Resources Security Co., which has done a great deal to give the; delegates to present any resolu-
Omineca district publicity.     This company, in a special despatch jtions which might be passed by
to the Miner, states that it accepts as final the decision of the Rail-1    T T ,'  . .,    ,
���,.   .        -       , . .    . James    Johnstone    said    he
way Commission.     This is confirmed in a most convincing manner thought the questjon of expenge
by the messuge from J. H. Kugler, announcing the purchase by should not be considered by the
the company of New Hazelton lots to the value of over $400,000.     i government in carrying on fur-
We are confident that the publicity which Hazelton and its! ther experiments toward the so-
tributary district is receiving as a result of the townsite difficulty,
and its settlement by the Railway Commission, will redound to the
advantage of our people in the near future. Robert Kelly says
Hazelton is the most-talked-of town in Northern British Columbia,
which means that thousands of people have turned their attention
to our resources and possibilities, with the certainty that the completion of the railway to New Hazelton will bring the influx of
people which alone is now needed to make this one of the most
prosperous sections of British Columbia.
With the possibility of a townsite contest eliminated, the business men of the old town have only to act in concert to keep Hazelton on the map as the commercial center of the Northern Interior.
When the time comes to remove to the railway there will be no
question as to the proper place to move to.
For An Improved Trail To Groundhog
At a special meeting held on, work done before the packing of
Thursday evening, the executive supplies to the coalfield begins,
committee of the Hazelton Con- j    It is hoped that a better route
sarvative association formulated a than the present trail over Poison
request for a provincial appropri- j mountain  will  be secured,   but
ation of $26,000 for the improvement of the trail to Groundhog
mountain coal fields.
It is proposed to have supplies
and tools sufficient for six weeks'
work sent in over the snow and
cached at the junction of the
telegraph and police trails and at
the point where the proposed new
trail will leave the police trail to
proceed up the Skeena.
Between the third and fourth
telegraph cabins, the trail crosses
Poison mountain, on which snow
lies until the middle of June,
making early packing impracticable, while beyond the fourth
cabin, where the trail will follow
the Skeena, the ground is bare
almost as early as at Hazelton.
By sending supplies in on toboggans in March it will be possible
to have much of the necessary
that must be left for later action.
All efforts at present will be devoted to securing the construction
of a passable trail in time to serve
next season's needs.
The route proposed is via the
telegraph trail to the mounted
police trail (76 miles) thence following that trail to where it
leaves the Skeena at Bear river,
from which point a new trail is
to be constructed along the
Skeena to Groundhog basin,
which is near the headwaters of
the river. The trail from Hazelton to Groundhog basin will be
under 150 miles in length, and
besides being shorter than the
present route, will afford a much
easier grade and better footing.
One bridge will have to be built,
to replace that over the Slam-
geese, carried away by high
lution of the zinc problem. If it
cost $300,000 or $400,000 it would
would be a profitable investment.
He offered the following resolution :
"In view of the partial success
which has attended the work
done by Dr. Haanel in Ottawa
and Montreal during the past
year toward the solution of this
most important problem and in
view of the fact that the money
set aside by the late government
for this purpose was insufficient
to bring the work to a successful
conclusion, this meeting does
hereby urge the Dominion
government to set aside a sum
of not less than $50,000 to be
used for this purpose.
"And we do further recom
mend that an award of $25,000
be offered any individual or company who shall perfect any process on a working commercial
basis for the separation of zinc
ores as found in the mines of the
Slocan and Nelson districts of
British Columbia."
E. W. Widdowson seconded the
resolution. He thought the prize
of $25,000 should be awarded to
any person solving the question,
whether by a perfected old invention or a new.
C. F. Caldwell thought chat the
greatest aid to the solution of the
zinc problem would be adequate
tariff' protection for the industry.
By protection only could the permanency of the silver-lead-zinc
industry be assured. Under present conditions the Canadian
mine owner could not compete
with the American competitor.
He expressed an abounding faith
in the mines of British Columbia.
The lead industry affected every
person in the Dominion, he declared. Mr. Caldwell said that
he pleaded not for the operating
properties, but for the prospects
and mines which were idle. He
described the present condition
as unhealthy and tending to make
the high grade properties pay for
the low grade properties, which,
he said, could only be operated at
a profit by a big smelting company. ,
Efforts to treat sulphide zinc
ores with or without lead, by an
electric heating process was a
physical impossibility, declared
Mr. French, who explained in
technical terms his reasons for
the statement.
He advocated not only a bounty
on lead but also a bounty on zinc.
He thought there was a good
market in Great Britain for all
the zinc Canada could produce.
Mr. French was not in favor of
the offering of a prize by the
government for the solution of
the problem. If the bounty on
zinc was given it should be seen [
that the bounty was proportionately divided between the prospectors and the smelters, who
stood at the two ends of the industry.
For Fine  Cigars,   Cigarettes
and Tobaccos go to
Cigar Store and
Pool Room
Soft Drinks, Confectionery,
Books and Magazines
Baths In Connection
J. B. Brun,    ��� -   Proprietor
Sleigh Brakes of approved
pattern, made of special steel
Don't Take Chances
of  killing your horses by
using rough locks.
Best material
Competent mechanics
C. F. Willis
Blacksmith, Horseshoer
HaneJton, II. ('.
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Mrs. Walters offers 1-4 off on Children's Buster Brown suits and overcoats
for the holiday season.
Omineca Land District.   District of
Coast Range V.
Take notice that I, Frank White, of
Kitselas, farmer, intend to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-east corner of the Kitselas Indian reserve, thence north 20 chains,
east 20 chains, south 20 chains, west 20
chains to point of commencement, containing 40 acres more or less.
Oct. 13, 1911. Frank White.
Omineca Land District.   District of
Coast, Range 5.
Take notice that A. P. Augustine, of
Vancouver, occupation land surveyor,
ntends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
south-east corner of Lot 4012, thence
40 chains east, 80 chains south, thence
25 chains more or less to east boundary
of C. A. Newitt's pre-emption, thence
north along eastern boundary of C. A.
Newett's pre-emption 20 chains to south
boundary of Frank Zoller's application
to purchase, thence east 5 chains more
or less to south-east corner of Frank
Zoller's application to purchase, thence
north 40 cnains, thence west 20 chains
to south-east corner of Lot 4013, thence
north 20 chains to point of commencement, and containing 200 acres more or
less. Alpheus Price Augustine.
Nov. 14, 1911.
Omineca Land District.   District of Cassiar.
Take notice that Fred Allan and Joseph
Sleath Hicks of Hazelton, miners, intend to apply
for permission to purchase the following described landB:
Commencing at a post planted on the Bear river
trail. 23 miles from the mouth of Bear river and
4 miies from Babine trail, thence north 80 chains,
west 80 chains, south 80 chains, east 80 chainB to
point of commencement, containing 640 acres
acres more or less. Fred Allan
Sept. 25,1911. Joseph Sleath Hicks.
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
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During December only we offer
20 per cent off regular prices of
Pipes, Pouches, Cigar and
Cigarette Holders
We have by far the largest and J
best slock in town of G.B.D., I
B.B.B., Peterson, Calabash and |
Meerschaum Pipes |
The Overland Cigar Store   |
and Pool Room j
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that gives Satisfaction,
and Reliable
Boots and Shoes
are Specialties at
Hazelton and Sealey
Prices Right Quality Right
Your attention is called to our
very large assortment of sheet
steel and cast
Cooking Ranges
at very close prices
Special Prices on Men's
Winter Rubbers
(while they last)
We offer the best values in town
Sweater Coats
for Men and Women.
Style and Comfort are combined
in these handsome garments.
General Merchant
I agagaj
The Only
The Board of Railway Commissioners, upon considering the evidence, decided last
Tuesday that the railway station for Hazelton should be located on lot 882, New
Hazelton, Section Two. This decision solves for all time the question of the site
of the future city.    :-:-:-:-:-:-:
'PHERE is no longer room for doubt
as to the future of New Hazelton,
Section Two. It is the location of the
commercial and mining center of the
northern interior.
Many applications
for lots in New Hazelton are being received
in Vancouver, Victoria
and other outside points;
but these have been
held in abeyance for a
few days, in order that
the people of the old
town may secure locations in the business
center of New Hazelton
ll/IAKE your reservations at once,
as when  outsiders start buying
all the remaining choice locations will
be quickly taken.
Maps and Plans are to be
seen at our office.
The Bulkley^Bridge
Now in regards to a bridge across the Bulkley river, connecting
the roads from the mines with the railway. It has been quite
extensively advertised, although very little in Hazelton, that a
bridge was to be constructed at a point farther down stream than
the present bridge.
To anyone who knows the location of the mines and the topography of the country, this idea is comedy. If there is a mine
owner on Nine-mile mountain, or Four-mile mountain, who is willing to say that there is any other route from the mines to the railway that will favorably compare, as to distance and grades, with
that to New Hazelton, over the proposed high-level bridge across
the Bulkley at Haguelgate, we have a special cash prize of $250.00
awaiting him in our office to be paid over on his word.
We have received the following telegram from Robert Kelly,
owner of New Hazelton, Section 2:
Harvey & McKinnon, Hazelton.
Please engage competent engineer at once have him
survey for high level bridge at Haguelgate. Issue
specifications and call for tenders for immediate construction. Arranging with Indian Department at Ottawa for right-of-way through the reserve.
(Signed) Robert Kelly.
An engineer will be on the ground next week and as soon as he
has completed the necessary surveys and plans, construction will
be proceeded with.
With this bridge constructed at this point all traffic from the
mines and Kispiox agricultural district���practically all of the produce of this district���must find an outlet at New Hazelton.
This one thing alone should satisfy the most skeptical that New
Hazelton is the inevitable townsite of the district.
Stop and Think!
Here we come to one of the most important features in regard
to the station grounds. The grade through New Hazelton allotted
to the G. T. P. is on level grade.
New Hazelton is the only point on the G. T. P. from the bridge
across the Skeena where a level grade can be procured. From New
Hazelton west the grades are maximum.
The Road to Ground Hog
The cheapest route, the shortest route, and the route with the
easiest grade to the Groundhog Ooal Fields from the G. T. P. main
line is from New Hazelton. In fact this is the only feasible route,
according to the engineers and those pioneers who have covered
every foot of the country.
New Hazelton
is the town for
the Business Man
the Speculator
the Small Investor
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Make your selections now* Don't wait and
be sorry* All information and price list can
be had from
Clements & Heyward S Vancouver, B. C.
Harvey & McKinnon, Hazelton
Local Selling Agents
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Just received by last Express
This is an exceptionally fine assortment; owing to their late arrival
we will close them out at greatly
The Appropriate Christinas Gift
Edmonton to Hazelton
Only A Limited Number For Sale      Call and Inspect Them
Omineca Photographic Company
A Christmas Present
Roach Tisdale's Imported
Cherry Cocktails
Is the recommendation of the
Hazelton's Favorite Retort
D. J. McDougall
E. J. Tate
Stage leaves every Friday and every Tuesday morning
at 8 o'clock for Aldermere and Telkwa. Returning,
leaves Aldermere and Telkwa Tuesday and Friday
arriving  here   Wednesday   and   Saturday   at   noon.
Horses for hire for private parties.
Horses, Oats, Wheat and Bran for sale.
E. E. Charleson, Manager
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Ingineca Hotel
McDonell & McAfee, Props. !
I    The only family hotel in the district.       Private   dining  rooms.    I
Night and day restaurant.     Modern conveniences. [;
Reasonable rates.    Good Stable in connection. [
Choicest of  Wines, Liquors and Cigars
always on hand. j
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Non-Personal Liability
Special Notice
%^\F arc pleased In   announce   that subscriptions to the
W/  block of 100,000 of the treasury  shares  of   Harris
Mines, Ltd., N.P.L., now amount to something more than the
whole allotment.      Under the circumstances we  are  obliged
to withdraw any further offers of the slock at 25 cents.
The greater part of the block is being taken in Hazelton.
It is a source of great gratification to us and we consider
it an emphatic endorsement of the property and management
that we sliould be able to sell 100,000 shares of mining stock
in less than 60 days and without any advertising campaign other
than small ads in the local papers. We would thank those
who so promptly came forward with their money to purchase
our offering were we not confident of making good in every
way; and a substantial profit is the best form of thanks we can
think of.
Rosenthal, Harris & DeVoin
R. J. McDonell left for Telkwa
yesterday morning.
Graham Rock returned on Monday from Babine lake.
N. D. McMillan has returned
from a visit to Vancouver.
G. 0. Graham is confined to his
home by an attack of grip.
John O'Herin, of Glentanna, is
paying a holiday visit to Hazelton.
James T. Bates returned on
Thursday from a visit to Kitselas.
Mark Brennan, an Ootsa lake
settler, is one of the week's
visitors in Hazelton.
Constable Belson returned on
Wednesday from an official trip
to New Westminster.
Charles Barrett, proprietor of
the Diamond D ranch, is paying
a holiday visit to Hazelton.
At the Ingineca hotel an especially good menu has been ar-
1 ranged for Christmas dinner.
Special Christmas music will be
a feature of the Presbyterian
1 church service tomorrow evening.
Carr Bros, brought several
loads of hay from the valley during the week for R. S. Sargent.
T. E. Hankin and Robert Mc
(Donald are expected to   arrive
from  Groundhog  within  a few
j days.
C. H. Munro, who has spent a
t few weeks rusticating on Buck
! river, came down the valley yes-
��� terday.
A. V. Clark, of the Hudson's
I Bay post at Babine, has returned
! to that point, after spending a
| few days in Hazelton.
One of the handsomest calendars which has reached the Miner
is that issued by the Prince Rupert Tent & Awning company.
W. J. MacAfee and Hans Bergquist returned on Thursday from
i the end of steel with a dog toboggan    loaded    with    Christmas
Edgar Boling has made another
discovery of galena in the vicinity
of Tatla lake, judging from
samples of rock sent out the
other day.
Fourteen inches of snow fell
on Thursday night, ensuring
good sleighing for some time, and
gladdening the hearts of the
W. W. Wrathall has issued
some handsome holiday cards, on
which appear photographs of the
hockey games. The cards should
be favorites.
L. L. DeVoin will go up to the
American Boy mine in a few
days, and will probably remain
until the cross-cut tunnel strikes
the No. 2 vein.
The Assembly club's dance,
postponed on Friday on account
of the Christmas tree, will be
held Christmas night, when a
large attendance is requested.
Arthur Skelhorne has been
asked by the relatives of the late
John A. Blume to look after the
property of the deceased pending
the arrival of one of the family.
Complaints are made that the
railway contractors are not using
j sufficient care at points in the
Bulkley valley where the grade is
i immediately above the wagon
The annual meeting of the
Hazelton Hall association will be
held in the hall on Thursday,
Dec. 28th, 1911, at 8 o'clock. All
shareholders are requested to be
Charles Anderson is said to
have an excellent showing of
concentrating galena ore on the
Silver Fox group on 15-mile
creek, in the Babines. He is developing the ground.
! A few non-resident landowners
were represented at the court of
revision held by Mr. Allison on
Monday. Residents of the district are apparently satisfied with
the assessor's work.
Toney Pete, who was brought
from Aldermere by Constable
Calkins to answer a charge of
supplying liquor to Indians, was
convicted in the police court and
sentenced to six months in New
Westminster jail.
Roy McDonell sustained a
rather severe injury during
hockey practice on Thursday
afternoon. He collided with a
goal post, cutting his face badly.
The injury will not prevent his
playing in the Christmas game.
Beirnes & Mulvany have inaugurated a regular express service between Hazelton and the
railhead, and are prepared to
bring consignments through from
Prince Rupert with all despatch.
Their advertisement appears in
this issue.
Dan Redish, employed on the
Ross construction contract, was
killed on Monday. With others,
he was riding on a wagon conveying timbers to the long tunnel, when he fell off and was
crushed between the wheels and
a log, dying ten minutes later.
The coroner decided an inquest
was unnecessary.
At Skeena crossing, a few
miles below Hazelton, where the
bridge which is to carry the G.
T. P. track across the Skeena is
being constructed, over 300 men
will spend Christmas. Thattheir
holiday will not be a cheerless
one is to be judged from the announcement that the Y. M. C. A.
will keep open house in its commodious club rooms. Secretary
W. H. Morrison has been busy
with preparations for some days.
Basketball Proposed
An ideal indoor sport for the
winter season is basketball, which
may be inaugurated in Hazelton
in the near future. The proposal
to organize a local league is meeting with considerable favor, and
success is likely to attend the
efforts of the promoters of the
game. A meeting of those interested will be held in the reading room on Wednesday next, at
8 p.m., with the object of organizing an association. If the auditorium or some other suitable
place can be obtained for matches
and practice no difficulty in promoting a basketball league is anticipated.
Harris Mines Announcement
The management of Harris
Mines is justifiably proud of the
fact that the block of 100,000
shares of treasury stock offered
for sale has been taken up within
two months. Most of the stock
was bought by Hazelton men.
The treasury of the company now
contains funds sufficient to carry
out the program of development
under which it is expected that
between 1200 and 1300 tons of
ore will be ready for shipment to
the smelter by the time the railway is ready to take it to tidewater. It is quite possible that
the Harris Mines will not find it
necessary to sell any more of its
treasury stock.
The Police Calendar
Among some of the residents
of New Hazelton the holiday
spirit is manifesting itself in a
manner which fails to meet with
the approval of the police. In
the local police court this morn-
Chief Constable Wynn had half
a dozen residents of the new
town before the magistrate on
charges of gambling, evidence
having been secured on Thursday night, when the police visited
a resort of which complaints had
been made. The players were
each fined $20 and costs, while
the owner of the house was assessed $50 and costs. The campaign against the blind pigs is
still in progress, the police activity for the week resulting in
the conviction of two New Hazelton offenders, who each paid $300
and costs.
A Special Stock Offer
An interesting offer is made by
Harvey & McKinnon, who are
handling Rocher de Boule stock.
For the benefit of local people,
and to show their confidence in
the property, they say:
"Anyone can purchase 500
shares of Rocher de Boule stock
at the present price of twenty-
five cents. The money paid for
same will be placed in trust in
the Union Bank of Canada together with the stock certificate
until the 31st March, 1912. On
that date the buyer can take
either the stock or the money,
which will be paid by the bank."
OnJy one block of 500 shares
can be purchased on these terms
by any person. The offer will
remain open until January 1, unless the available stock is sold before that time.
Good Wild Hay for sale by the
ton or bale, at Sargent's warehouse.
Hazelton Rifle Association
Members are required to return
rifles, in good condition, to police
station immediately. Unused
ammunition must be returned to
the secretary.
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