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 VOL. I, NO. 5.
Probable Date of Installation
of New Parliament By the
Duke of Connaught
Retiring Governor-General, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and Mr. Borden Make Important Speeches at Ottawa Personnel
of New Cabinet Not Yet Dacided Upon
Ottawa, Sept. 29:- The retiring
Governor-general, Earl Grey, will
remain a week longer than he intended, sailing for England on
October 12. Though the date for
the assembling of the new house
has not been definitely fixed, it is
likely to be November 8. Earl
Grey cannot remain until the new
ministers go to the country for
endorsation, but will receive the
resignations of the outgoing
cabinet. The new government
will be installed by the Duke of
Connaught. who will shortly
arrive to assume the office of
Earl Grey announced his delayed trip at a farewell banquet
tendered him by the Canadian
Club in Ottawa last night. He
intimated that he intended to
disregard the unwritten convention which forbids retired governor-generals revisiting Canada.
In an imperialistic speech he expressed his pleasure at Canada's
action during his term of office in
taking over the garrisons at Es-
quimault and Halifax, to which
he pointed as evidence of a new
spirit among Canadians. He reminded his hearers that Canada
was dependent upon the supremacy of the British navy for the
continuance of her political liberties, and predicted that the time
was coming when this country
would demand to be admitted to
fulier participation in the obligations and responsibilities of the
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who was
called upon to reply to the toast of
Canada, paid a graceful tribute to
Earl Grey. Referring to the result of the elections he said that
while he wished it had been
otherwise he had no fault to find
with the verdict of the people,
adding a humorous reference to
the changed positions of Mr. Bor
den and himself. He suggested
that the new prime minister in
vite Earl Grey to revisit Canada
on the completion of the new
transcontinental railway, that he
might travel on the first train
from Halifax to Prince Rupert.
Hon. R. L. Borden, at the beginning of an able speech, heartily acknowledged the indebtedness of the country to Sir Wilfrid
Laurier, and paid a tribute to
Earl Grey. In a masterly address
on the past and future of the
Dominion, he declared Canada
would have increasing power and
influence in the British Empire.
Thanksgiving Day Set\
Ottawa, Sept. 30: Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in announcing
October 30th as the dale of
Thanksgiving Day, said the Liberals were thankful any of them
were left.
Hazelton's Welcome
To First Automobile
Considerable publicity will be
given Hazelton and the Omineca
district in consequence of the
Seattle-Hazelton automobile trip
undertaken by P. E. Sands, of
Seattle, who is now within reach
of this town, and shouid arrive in
his Flanders car within 4 few
In recognition of the enterprise
of the motorist, the people of
Hazelton will give him a hearty
welcome. It is proposed to engage either the Hazelton band or
the musicians from Kispiox to
lend eclat to the demonstration
which will greet the pathfinders.
In the evening following the
arrival of the car it is intended to
give a banquet to the visitors, the
business men of the town being
hosts. The menu will consist
entirely of products of the
country, and will afford the guests
an idea of the possibilities of the
country from a food-producing
point of view.
Prime Minister-elect Confers With Provincial Statesmen ��� West To Have
Larger Representation In Next Ministry
���Templeman Out of Politics
Ottawa, Sept. 29:���Hon. R. L.
Borden is preparing for the announcement of his cabinet. In
consultation with him are Hon.
J. P. Whitney, premier of Ontario; Hon. J. J. Foy, attorney-
general, and Hon. F. Cochrane,
minister of mines in the Whitney
cabinet, with Hon. R. P. Roblin,
premier of Manitoba, and Hon.
Robert Rogers, his minister of
public works.
Ontario and the West will each
have one more minister in the
cabinet than under the Laurier
Sir Wilfrid Laurier will
office in a few days. All the
former ministers are busy packing up. Hon William Templeman
will not re-enter politics.
It is announced that the boundaries of Manitoba will be extended as soon as possible,
Italy Has Declared War
On the Ottoman Empire
Turkey Refuses To Sanction Italian Occupation
of Tripoli and Cyrenaica and Rome Issues
Orders for Hostilities��� Other Nations
May Be Involved  In  Widespread  War
Rome, Sept. 29:���Italy has declared war on Turkey. The official announcement was made at
two o'clock this afternoon, when
the time limit set in Italy's ultimatum to the Porte expired.
The declaration followed a session
of the cabinet at which Turkey's
reply was rejected as unsatisfactory.
Italy demanded assurances that
there would be no resistance to
her occupation of Tripoli and
Cyrenaica. These assurances
Turkey would not grant, with
the result that the Italian ministry unanimously resolved on war.
There is intense excitement
among the people of the city
since the declaration.
Notification that a state of
war exists has been sent to all
neutral powers.
A blockade of the entire coast
of Tripoli and Cyrenaica will be
undertaken immediately. The
squadron now off Tripoli has received instructions by wireless to
act at once. Warships will be
distributed along the Albanian,
Macedonian and Syrian coasts to
prevent any attack by Turkish
vessels on the Italian coast.
Turkey is Surprised
Constantinople, Sept. 29:���The
reply to Italy's ultimatum was
couched in friendly terms, and
the greatest surprise is felt here
at the declaration of war. Relations between the two countries
have been cordial. Martial law
will be enforced in this city for
the present. It is believed a
change of ministry is imminent.
Dispatches say many   Germans
are volunteering to fight against
Hostilities Imminent
Tripoli, Sept. 29:���Twelve Italian warships are anchored off
this city. An attempt to effect
a landing is expected at any hour.
Greece May Have to Fight
Vienna, Sept. 29:���Greece may
become involved in the war between Italy and Turkey. It is
understood here that Turkey intends to present an ultimatum
demanding that Greece withdraw
all claims to Crete.
War May be Widespread
London, Sept. 29:���Unless steps
to segregate it can be taken by
the other European powers, the
war between Italy and Turkey
will prove serious. It is believed
here that Roumania, Servia, Bulgaria and Montenegro, nominally
independent, but really under the
suzerainty of Turkey, will take
the opportunity to throw off their
allegiance to the Mohammedan
power. Albania has been seething with revolt against Turkey
for the last year.
Beresford's Opinion
Vancouver, Sept, 30: ���(Special
to the Miner) Lord Charles
Beresford, who is in Vancouver,
said that as a naval power Turkey
is far inferior to Italy. For that
reason he does not expect any
engagements at sea. When other
nations are preparing to fight,
the famous admiral said, the
English-speaking nations should
say: "Postpone your fighting for
another week." The delay will
enable statemen, in many cases,
to effect a peaceable settlement
of the difficulty.
Big Strike Begins Tomorrow
Chicago, Sept. 30: A general strike on the Harriman lines
is inevitable, and will in all probability be called tomorrow.
Many thousands of railway men
will walk out.
Steamboats Tied Up
During Low Water
The Skeena River has fallen to
a stage which makes steamboat-
ing next to impossible, and citizens as well as those engaged in
the transportation business are
anxiously awaiting the ''fall
raise," which is to be expected
at this season, and which ordinarily allows two or three weeks
of navigation in October. While
the boats have brought to Hazelton a much greater amount of
freight than in any previous season, there is still a good deal of
merchandise awaiting shipment
up the river, and some inconvenience will result if there is not
sufficient rain in the Skeena
basins to allow the steamers to
make a few more trips.
In the meantime, the boats are
tied up at various points along
the river.
Mining News of the Week In Brief
Clements Is Elected
While complete returns of the
Comox-Atlin election are not yet
available, the Liberals concede
the election of H. S. Clements
by a majority of about 100.
Frisco Turns McCarthy Down
San Francisco, Sept. 27:���-In
the municipal elections here,
James Rolph, Jr., who is new in
politics, was elected mayor by a
plurality of twenty thousand over
P. H. McCarthy, the labor mayor.
The socialist candidate polled only
three thousand votes.
Beresford Speaks Out
Victoria, Sept. 29: (Special to
the Miner) At a banquet tendered him by the Canadian Club
here, Lord Charles Beresford said
the Panama canal would alter
the trade routes of the world.
Upon the solution of the problems resulting from the change
will depend universal peace and
the commercial success of the
nations. He criticised the policy
of Great Britain in abandoning
Esquimalt and other overseas
naval bases, declaring it had been
done during a period of insane
naval administration. Referring
to the election he said Canadians
had not cast a party vote bjut a
national one. Reciprocity Would
in time have entailed annexation
to the United States.
Threatened Railroad Strike
New York, Sept. 29:-A s;rike
which will involve 35,000 employes of the Harriman roads sterns
inevitable. The managemer t of
the various roads of the system
have refused the demands of the
men, who required the recognition of the federation of rai|way
Advised by wire of the closing
of the deal for the purchase by
Salt Lake City capitalists of the
noted Rocher de Boule group of
claims in Juniper basin, Messrs.
Trimble and Pemberton, the vendors, are now awaiting the return
to Hazelton of John F. Cowan,
who represents the purchasers, in
order to turn over to him the
claims which have attracted
so much attention during the last
few weeks. The terms on which
the property changes hands have
not been made public, but there
is no doubt that the price is of
considerable magnitude. The
vendors admit that it is well up
in six figures.
Mr. Cowan has announced that
active development work will begin at once, with the object of
placing the property on a shipping
basis by the time transportation
is available.
Gold-Copper Ore Near Hazelton
What may prove to be an important discovery of  gold-copper
ore was made a few days ago on
Glacier creek, a tributary of the
Skeena, about twenty-five miles
above Hazelton.   W. J. Carr was
the locator of a group of claims
, in which a number of local min-
] ing men are associated with him.
| Specimens of the ore, which is a
lively   quartz,   showing   yellow
copper, were assayed, returning
gold values  up  to $86.   Eight
claims were staked, adjoining the
group owned by J. S. Hicks and
A. R. Macdonald, located earlier
in the season. There has been
no time for work, and it is too
early to say what will develop,
but there is every reason to believe that the new find will prove
to be valuable.
Another Juniper Group Sold
The Amargosa group, consisting of the Amargosa, Standby
and Adenna claims, located in
Juniper basin, near the Rocher de
Boule property, has been purchased by H. Neville Wright,
manager of the local branch of
the Bank of Vancouver, from the
locators, Edgar Boling and Joe
Peach. The sale was for cash,
and although the price was not
stated, the vendors say the figure
is very satisfactory.
Surprise Group Sold
A deal of some magnitude is
announced by Harvey & McKin-
non, who have negotiated the
bonding of the Surprise group,
on Glen Mountain, to J. F. Cameron, a Vancouver capitalist.
This group, which adjoins the
Silver Standard, and is said to
possess the same veins, consists
of the Surprise, Wonderful and
Shamrock claims. The locators
and owners of the group are R.
W. Thompson and Lou Duncan,
who will receive a consideration
of $25,000 for the property.
New Railway Company In Competition
With G. T. P. ��� May Continue Line
Through Omineca District���A Race
To Fort George
Victoria, Sept. 29:���(Special to
the Miner) A strenuous effort
will be made by the British Columbia and Alaska railway company to out-distance the Grand
Trunk Pacific in building to Fort
George. Plans of the survey of
the former road from Lytton to
the northern junction have been
filed here and at Ottawa by President Wolkenstein of the B. C. A.
railway. The survey and filing
have been rushed to obtain priority over the G. T. P. in the selection of a route. Arrangements
for the beginning of construction
are advancing. The company
has applied for a new charter
giving it power to extend the line
from Fort George to an unnamed
point in southeastern Alaska.
Energetic Mining Men Bringing Rich and Historic Placer Camp Into Prominence
Company Operating On Manson Creek
Undertakes Extensive Work for Recovery of Gold from Remarkably Rich
Gravels    Reports Discovery of Galena
A Naval Disaster
Paris, Sept. 28: The French
cruiser Liberte, carrying a complement of 790 men, was destroyed off Toulon on Monday by an
explosion which killed 285 officers
and men and seriously injured
eighty others. Fire had broken
out in the hold and the men were
endeavoring to extinguish it
when the magazines exploded.
The Liberte was one of the finest
vessels in the French navy, costing over seven millions.
Staff Moving Up River
Prince Rupert advices say the
entire headquarters staff of Foley,
Welch & Stewart will leave the
terminal city on Monday, to take
possession of the offices which
have just been completed for
them at New Hazelton. Considerable activity is reported from
the latter town. The corduroy
work recently undertaken has
been completed, and the work of
grading streets has begun.
Better Mail Facilities
It is unofficially stated that arrangements have been perfected
for a full mail service from the
rail-head to Hazelton and interior
points during the winter.
The attention of the mining
world will be directed anew to
the Omineca river placer district
as a result of the developments
of the present season. One of
the most important enterprises in
connection with the revival of
mining activity in this famous
camp is that undertaken by the
Huderle-Otterson company, a
syndicate of mining men which
owns leases covering all the un-
worked portion of Manson creek
as far as working is practicable.
In the days of "hand mining,"
when the Omineca placers contributed many millions to the
world's wealth, Manson was the
bonanza creek of the camp, and
now that conditions favor the installation of plants to work the
ground which the individual
miners were unable to exploit, it
is certain that the creek will return handsome profits.
John Huderle and George W.
Otterson, accompanied by Harry
Walker, have returned from
their field of operations, after
bringing to a successful conclusion the preliminary work wh...h
was their season's task. When
interviewed by the Miner they
were most enthusiastic as to conditions in the Omineca diggings.
Mr. Otterson states that their
three half-mile leases show about
three million cubic yards of pay
gravel, which will yield big dividends even on the large capital
it has been necessary to invest
in plant and development
The season's work consisted of
diverting the main creek, improving the ditch, and installing the
hydraulic elevator, in addition to
fixing up pipe lines, building
cabins, and other necessary work.
It was found that bedrock was
from 12 to 16 feet deep.
The absence of drainage and
copious subterranean Hows made
the preliminary work a matter of
difficulty. This has been overcome, and everything is in readiness for the beginning of actual
mining in the spring. For the
first ninety days the elevator
alone will be used. By that time
the workings will be in condition
for the installation of an open
lift, which will handle 500 yards
of ground every twenty - four
The company has one of the
best water powers in the country,
has plenty of supplies and provisions in store, and the management is looking forward to a
highly profitable year. Prospecting shows that the gold is all of
the "shot" variety, and is quite
coarse, being thus easily saved.
We have Mr. Otterson's word
that the ground prospected carries from one to seven dollars to
the yard.
Messrs. Huderle and Otterson
state that during the season a
number of excellent quartz veins
were found in the vicinity of
Manson creek, and exhibit fine
specimens of galena ore in corroboration. They will leave for
the outside on the next steamer,
expecting to return in time to
! take the toboggan trail to the
| creek next spring. I
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Vol. I.
Saturday, September 30, 1911.
No. 5.
Reforms Are In Sight
After a strenuous election campaign, Canada has decided the
most momentous question ever submitted to her people and has
deposed from office the veteran statesman Laurier, who for fifteen
years has guided her destinies. Reciprocity will never again
become a factor in Canadian politics. We have declared to the
world our confidence in Canada and ourselves, and are prepared to I Hortjcu]tur,
A Splendid Exhibit
At the Toronto exhibition this
fall half a million people inspected
the British Columbia exhibit,
which was of a character to do
credit to the province. Speaking of the display an exchange
"For quality and variety the
fruit and vegetables exhibits defy
comparison. They illustrate the
remarkable diversity of climates
in British Columbia. Eastern
Canada has been in the habit of
regarding the land beyond the
Rockies as cold and wet and not
very productive, but when these
doubters inspect the British Columbia exhibit and see peaches
and apricots along with apples,
pears, plums, nectarines and
vegetables all grown in British
Columbia their eyes are opened.
The exhibit of fruit and timber
from   British   Columbia   in   the
e building has   been
work out our national destiny untrammelled by any such pact as the snown tnjs sumrner already at
mistaken policy of the late government would have imposed upon us. i Brandon, Regina, Edmonton and
Now that the smoke of battle has begun to clear away, it is i Winnipeg, and will go to London
apparent even to those who adhered to the Liberal policy that a
change of government will be of great benefit to the country at
large.     In the latter years of Laurier's administration corruption
had crept into various departments, investigations bringing to light
abuses  which   made  right-minded  men  blush  for their fellows.
from Toronto. The exhibit is
under the direction of the department of agriculture of British
Columbia. It consists of huge
blocks of timber, including fir,
spruce,   cedar and   hemlock,   in
Bill, contains some novel features,  Ae
the memorandum which accompanies it
explains, the bill purposes to substitute
for the present irregular calendar a
fixed calendar having regular periods,
of which the week is the common measure.
The Calendar Reform Bill, introduced
in 1908, sought to make the months as
uniform in length as possible, but as a
difference in this respect is unavoidable
in a year with twelve months, it is
thought better to increase that difference so as to allow of the week being a
common measure of all months. This
arrangement makes it possible for each
month to begin on a Sunday and end on
a Saturday.
A table giving the proposed fixed
calendar shows that the months of January, February, April, May, July, August, October and November would each
consist of twenty-eight days, while the
remaining months of March, June, September and December would each have
thirty-live days. "New Year Day" is
set apart, thus bringing the total of
days up to the requisite number of 3(55,
while for Leap years a special day
set apart as "Leap Day," which is to
be intercalated between the last day of
June and the first day of July, as reconstituted by the bill.
A clause in the bill lays down that
the New Year Day and Leap Day shall
neither be accounted days of the week,
and shall not, except where specially
mentioned or provided for, be held to
be included in any computation of days,
but shall otherwise be public and bank
holidays.    The  conditions  of  labor on
With the return to power of the Conservatives, under the leadership rounds and squares.   There are
of so able and conscientious a statesman as Hon. R. L. Borden, the
country may confidently look for the consummation of much needed
reforms. Re-organization, which will be necessary in some departments, will prove a task of herculean proportions, but the people
will find their confidence in Mr. Borden not misplaced. Canada is
now prosperous, and will advance much further under the clean
and progressive administration which may be expected
new government.
British Columbia's Needs
Among the matters in which the new federal government will
be asked to take action are several of considerable importance to
British Columbia. The much vexed question of better terms, on
which Sir Wilfrid Laurier stood opposed to the demands of the
people of this province, will be re-opened, with a likelihood that a
satisfactory decision will be arrived at. In the matter of fisheries
control British Columbia has now a chance of being fairly treated,
while in the coming redistribution of electoral constituencies, of
interest to the entire West, this province will receive all the consideration she may fairly expect.
Of matters more nearly affecting this district there are many,
*>nd these we hope to see adjusted as soon as may be. Our
member-elect, H. S. Clements, has pledged himself to work for the
betterment of conditions in his constituency, and his previous record
as a member justifies the belief that his course at Ottawa will be of
benefit to Comox-Atlin.
We are given to understand that in the matter of the winter
mail service steps have already been taken to give Hazelton and the
Omineca district better facilities than heretofore, and it appears
likely that our winter mails will be satisfactory to the people of the
district. There is a crying necessity for an increase in the staff of
the local postoffice, and efforts are being made to secure the
additional help needed for the handling of the large amount of mail
matter which passes through the Hazelton office.
It is possible, also, that a new policy may come into force in the
governance of the government telegraph system. Residents in
this district have no complaints to make as to the work of the
also photographs of forest scenes
helping those examining the exhibit to realize the immense size
to which  timber grows in  the
Pacific province.
"There are orchard scenes and
fishing scenes.   In the latter is a
from the ipnotograpn ��^ lu0'000 sockeyeon
the wharf of one cannery. There
is also a photograph of an onion
patch at Kelowna, which shows
a yield of forty-two tons to the
acre, a yield considerably larger
than was ever produced in Ontario. Another interesting feature of the exhibit is an array of
200 bottles of various kinds of
fruit not now in season.
Were defeated by Great Britain; to
South America, from which she is repelled by the Monroe doctrine; and to
Morocco, from which she is being warned away by the recent energetic and
significant utterances of the British
parliamentary leaders. In the same
vein of territorial covetousness, Herr
Bassermann, leader of the German
Liberal party, declared that "Germany
has not received a share corresponding
to her economic needs in the partition
of the world. Territory on the Congo
is not an adequate indemnification for
Germany's economic interests in Morocco." Mr. Barker's description of
these interests is amusing:
"Germany's economic interests in
Morocco are infinitesimal. Of Germany's foreign trade exactly l-1600th,
that is, one fifteenth of one per cent, is
with Morocco. Of the imports into
Mo'OCCO Germany supplied In 1909, according to the British statistics, only
5.9 percent., while the United Kingdom
supplied :!7.1 percent, and France 41,8
per cent. During the period 1904-1009
Germany's exports to Morocco averaged, according to the German Statistics,
exactly ��104,160 per annum, about as
much as the yearly turnover of a medium sized shop. It is true that German
citizens have acquired from the natives
certain mining concessions, but in the
absence of a Moroccan mining law these
are valueless. Lastly, of the I(i,4S.r>
Europeans in Morocco, only 150 are
Germans according to the latest official
figures available. This number may
possibly have increased by now lo HOI)
or 350. It is clear, therefore, that Germany's important economic interests in
Morocco have no existence in fact.
Germany's real interests in Morocco
are territorial, political and especially
stratagetical. By touching the button in
. Morocco Germany can at any moment
those two days and the remuneration j produce a revolt in the neighboring Al-
therefor, under the bill, would conform ! geria and throw France into convulsions,
as far as possible to what prevails on I From Morocco she can threaten the
o������,i.,������     a ����� j j..��     !������, ,[   ��� i great trade routes   and   Gibraltar, and
Sundays.   A fixed date, April 15, is se- *        , Great Bl.itain to ,livil,e he|. ,m_
lected for Easter Day. j yal forces.     Germany's  establishment
Finally the bill, if passed by parlia-' in Morocco means her permanent domi-
ment,  will not become operative until! nation of France, and  an  ever-present
danger to British trade and commerce.
'Last but not  least," he  continue
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J. Mason Adams
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the government decides that sufficient
international concurrence has been se- j
German-French Dispute
In world politics the Moroccan em-
broglio is still the important question.
An article on "The German Designs in
Africa" in the Nineteenth Century for
August not only throws light upon the
Morocco crisis but shows how the
United States, as well as Great Britain,
might be concerned.
Germany's demand for territorial expansion seems to obsess alike her
princes,    politicians    and    newspaper
"In the fresh fruits there is a I pre/a-   Thf <"'K��ment is thus condensed
and quoted from the Frankfurter Zie-
collection such as cannot be shown
by any other province in the
Dominion, and comprising apples,
pears, plums, peaches, apricots,
nectarines and cherries."
The Salmon Pack
Now that the canning season
for 1911 is practically over,
packers are engaged in figuring
out what the total pack for British
Columbia will be. Some of the
Fraser river men estimate that it
will amount close on to 750,000
cases, and that the season in comparison to last year will not be
as unsuccessful as it was first
thought. In 1910 the canneries
of this province put up 702,201
cases of salmon, but the sockeye
catch was far larger than this
The sockeyes, which are the
"We have sixty-five millions of people cooped up in a territorial area of
iittle more than 200,000 square miles,
which is less than the size of the single
state of Texas. It should be clear that
a great nation, whose population is
equal to if not greater than the British,
and which increases by nearly one million annually, cannot be forced from all
the outlets which she may need for
future material expansion. Such a policy would eventually be a great danger
to the peace of the world and must
some day lead to a bursting of the bonds
which have been laid upon the nation to
hinder its peacable extension."
These "hindrances" refer to her attempts upon the Boer republics, which
I "the future great route to the Far East
by way of the   Panama  Canal,   which
i may become the greatest trade route
of all, would pass by Agadir, and   that
; port would  be a  most  excellent  base
1 whence to attack the United States in
their most vulnerable spots; the Panama canal anil the American war harbors
in the Antilles protecting it."
Although German longing for an  extension of her  European  military  empire   in   South    America    lends  some
plausibility   to    the    suggestion    last
named, it will disappear when Bubject-
I ed to closer reflection.    Whatever their
j emperor's   ambition   should    lead   the
! German forces to attempt in Africa, it
'��� may  be confidently predicted that, ex-
j cept    as   professional   men,   bankers,
I merchants    and   artisans,     they   will
never cross the Atlantic ocean.
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Cream Soda
On Sale Everywhere
Royal Bottling Works
Hazelton, B. C.
The Coffee
^U  Where everything is well
cooked and appetizing.
Our     Pie
the best.
i,    Cakes,
Bread and
Cook les,
Buns, are
Try a pound
Blend Coffee,
ter anywhere.
can of our Special
There is none bet-
Hazelton Bakery
Opposite Hazelton Hotel
,.,..,,, , ,     . most   valuable   of   the   salmon
telegraph staff; but it is though  by many that a reduction of rates L^ have been scarce thisyear>
to something like a commercial baste might be made without any Lnd the total catch amounts to
great loss of revenue, and the department will probably be asked to, but m5m cases> jn comparison
consider the matter to 566,000 last season.    One hun-
1 he matter of Indian lands and the alleged rights of the abor.gi- dred and thirty.five thousand
nes has from time to time occupied the attention of the public. A! cases were put up. on the F,.aser
complete and final settlement of this vexed question is not too much ; ,ast year> butthis geason thecan.
to expect. |neries packed ^t  60,000.   The
Mr. Clements has p edged himself to endeavor to secure the spring> hurnpbacks and cohoes
assistance of the federal department of agriculture in the work of i wi��� more than equal the out t
developing the great agricultural resources of this district, and he 0r tne gockgyg
may be relied upon to do what may be done in that respect
Will Advertise This District
Allowing a pack of 750,000 cases
of all kinds of salmon for the
year 1911, the output this year
will be in excess of that of 1907,
An event of no little importance to this district from an adver- the year in the four-cycle period
tising point of view is the Seattle-to-Hazelton automobile trip J of salmon runs which corresponds
undertaken by a motorist from the Puget Sound city. The ad- j with the present season. In 1907
venturous motorist has already surmounted the worst difficulties of the total of all kinds of salmon
the journey, having safely passed over the trail between Fraser i packed was 547,459 cases, which
lake and Burns lake. He was reported at the latter point three'gives a balance of 200,000 cases
days ago. Although the dispatch announcing his arrival at Burns in favor of this year,
lake gave no particulars as to his adventures on the trail, those who The estimated pack of sockeyes
have travelled over it by the usual method will appreciate the in British Columbia this year is
resourceful qualities of a man who has succeeded in bringing a as follows: Skeena River, 120,000
motor car over a mountain trail which is hardly good enough for j cases; Fraser River, 60,000 cases;
cayuses. From Burns lake to the Bulkley summit, while there is Naas, 32,000; Lowe Inlet, 13,000;
as yet only a nominal road, the tourists have no insuperable obsta-! Namu, 5,000; Rivers' Inlet, 87,-
cles to meet; while from the summit to the government ranch there 000; Smith Inlet, 18,000; Alert
is a passable road. From the latter point to Hazelton the path- Bay, 4,000; Knight Inlet, 1,500;
finders will find a road comparing favorably with many of the high-j Quathiaski Cove, 1,500; Alberni,'
ways to the south. j 7,000;   Clayoquot,   6,000;   Work
The pathfinding tour, in addition to advertising the projected Island,   2,000.     Total,   365.000
Pacific Highway, will serve a useful purpose in bringing this dist-leases.     	
rict to the notice of a wide public, as the principal  newspapers of -   -, r \   A
the west are devoting pages of space to the journey.       The Bulk- '�� Lnan8e talendar
ley valley towns have arranged to receive the party with great RS'r "enryf.Ual,f'',eB^ ��f *! "'f"
' , ., .   , ,, ,     �� ..      ..        , Radicals in the House of Commons, has
eclat, and it behooves the people of Hazelton to prepare a warm jugt prepared a bill to alter the calendar.
reception for the pathfinders, who should be here within a few days. I This bill, known as the Fixed Calendar
Quality Right
Prices Right
Having two freight   outfits bringing freight to our Telkwa Store, we are enabled to carry a full stock
fjL, 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.
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Phillips �� Lindquist
Builders and Contractors
Plans  and  Specifications.     Store  and
Office Fixtures  a  Specialty.
P. 0. box 812 Hazelton
For Sale
Sawed in Stove Lengths if so
Enquire of
H. COPPOCK, Hazelton
The Fast Launch
Leaves Hazelton at 9 and 11 a. m., and
3:30 and 6:30 p. m.
Leaves Sealey 9:30 a. m., and 1, 4 and
7 p. m. Express Service.
O'Neill & Larocque, Props.
 . j
Hotel Premier j
Prince Rupert j
It is the  best  place  to I
stay.       European   and j
American plan.   Electric j
lights, hot and cold run- 1
ning    water  on   every j
floor.     No extra charge ;
for bath.     ::   ::   ::   :: j
Rates:   $1 to $3 per day    j
Fred W. Henning, manager       i
. n^,, > ..^ ,i^.i^ I,..,,.. I, ���,,^,, ^ 0
For Fine Cigars,  Cigarettes j
and Tobaccos go to \
G.T.P.      l
Cigar Store and \
Pool Room    I
.    .        !
Soft Drinks, Confectionery,    j
Books and Magazines        \
 . I
Baths In Connection \
J. B. Bran,    ��� -    Proprietor \
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Recent Happenings ���Topics
of General Interest Covered
in Condensed Form.
Sudsidy of Canadian-Australian Steamship Line to be Renewed���Customs
Returns for British Columbia Ports���
Gold Bullion Lost in Wreck of Ramona
The first pulp mill in British
Columbia, atSwanson Bay, is now
in operation.
Ireland has a general railroad
strike, which threatens to spread
over all main lines.
Prince Rupert does an import
trade of $72,435, and an export
one of about $8,000 a month.
Ten immense oil storage tanks
were destroyed by fire near Los
Angeles.   Loss half a million.
Final returns indicate the retention of prohibition as the result of the special election in
Endangered missionaries in the
disaffected districts of China are
reported to have reached points
of safety.
Reports from Portugal indicate
that a great part of the troops
were concerned in the recent attempted monarchist revolution.
There is some hope of the subsidence of the eruption of Mount
Etna, though the destruction of
several towns is still threatened.
Late reports state that the Empress of China, wrecked on a Japanese reef, may not be floated.
Reinsurance has been advanced
to fifty per cent.
' After December 15 Canada will
receive 15 per cent of the value
of all seals killed on the Priby-
loffs, by virtue of the international sealing treaty.
In settlement of the Moroccan
dispute France has offered to
cede to Germany the richest part
of the French Congo, in return
for the renunciation of German
projects in Morocco.
James Dunsmuir has won both
actions brought by McKenzie &
Mann   in   connection   with   the
transfer of coal mining properties to the railway builders. The
amount involved is one million
The Duke of Sutherland, Lord
Charles Beresford and Lord Des-
borough recently visited Fort
George, near which point the
duke has large land holdings,
which he intends to colonize.
Two bandits robbed the bank
at Cokeville, Wyoming. Eight men
who were in the bank were lined
up along the wall and searched.
The robbers secured $500, locked
the bank staff in the vault, and
The ringleaders in the the disorders in Sze Chuen province intend to proclaim independence.
As a consequence the Chinese
government has ordered the viceroy to destroy the rebels to the
last man.
The customs ports of British
Columbia are Cranbrook, Fernie,
Grand Forks, Greenwood, Na-
naimo, New Westminster, Prince
Rupert, Revelstoke, Rossland,
Vancouver and Victoria. The
trade of Vancouver forms more
than half of the total trade of the
Plans are being prepared for
the G. T. P. hotel at Prince Rupert. The architect says it will
excel the Empress in Victoria.
On the start over half a million
will be spent on the first section,
which will have 120 rooms, and
when all'is completed will have
400 rooms.
In addition tofiling suits against
the city of Vancouver for damages, E. L. Kinman has taken
steps to dispossess the squatters
who are making use of Dead-
man's Island, in Vancouver harbor. This action follows the
judgment giving Mr. Kinman and
his associates possession of the
Customs returns for June, just
received, show that the imports
of British Columbia, divided
among twelve ports, amounted to
within $100,000 of six of the
provinces of the Dominion, and
over a million and a half dollars
more than that of Manitoba. The
imports for this province in June
amounted to $4,582,114.
When the steamship Ramona
foundered and sank off Spanish
Island, Alaska, she carried down
with her $180,000 of gold bullion
from the Treadwell mine, consigned   to  San   Francisco.   An
Quality Right
Prices Right
>0, 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.
effort will be made to recover not
only the treasure but the $80,000
cargo of canned salmon and the
passengers' baggage
A cloudburst occasioned floods
in Pennsylvania towns causing a
loss of half a million dollars. One
life was lost.
Negotiations have been resumed for the re-estabftshment
of the mail service between Can-'
ada and Australia, which was
allowed to drop by the withdrawal
of the subsidy. It has been found I
that the trade interests of the
Commonwealth have suffered
very considerably by the diver-
Bion of the steamers to New
Dr. Mawson, the Australian
scientist well-known for his Antarctic explorations, is at present
engaged at work on a deposit of
radium ore in Northern Australia. I
He has discovered a vast lode of
uranium, three miles long by a
hundred yards in width. Already there is a quarter ton of
uraninum oxide ready for shipment to London.
The certificate of Captain Sears, j
master and part owner of the
steamer Iroquois, wrecked in the
Gulf last spring, is cancelled, the
certificate of Mate John Isbisterj
is suspended for six months, and
the certificate of Engineer Wil-1
liam Thompson is suspended for
nine months according to the findings  of  the   court of   marine
enquiry handed down in the Ad-
miralty court in Victoria.
Another warship is to be ad-1
ded to the Canadian navy on the |
Atlantic coast. The battleship
Empress of India is to be sent to
join the Niobe at Halifax. The
Empress of India, which was built
in 1891, was one of the seven vessels of the Royal Sovereign class
which were to have been condemned, but arrangements are
reported to have been entered into whereby H. M. S. Empress of
India is to be sent to become a
harbor defence ship at Halifax.
She will not reach there for some
time, as alterations are to be
made before the battleship is sent
across the Atlantic.
As a result of the consideration
at the General Synod of the Anglican church just concluded at
London, Ont., of the question of
the Indian races in northern British Columbia, a memorial from
the church in Canada wil! shortly
be presented to both the Dominion and the Provincial government. The situation of the Indian
races in this province was brought
to the attention of the Synod by
the Bishop of Caledonia, who
pointed out that the extension of
railways through the north
country is slowly driving the Indian out of his original sphere of
life, and something must be done
to direct his energies in some
new and useful direction, failing
which the Indian problem must
become a serious one in westernmost Canada.
Sweater Coats
Now is the time to prepare for the cold weather by purchasing one of our all-wool Sweater Coats.   These Sweaters
are exceptional value and are sure to sell quickly, so don't
hesitate, buy now.
Green and Grey       - - $2.00 each
Cardinal and Grey   - - 2.75 each
Navy Blue       -      - - 4.50 each
Grey, Brown and Navy - 5.25 each
SWEATERS (open neck)
Grey and Green      -        J
White and Grey      -        '��� $4,00 each
Cardinal and Green -        )
Hudson's Bay Company
that gives Satisfaction,
and Reliable
Boots and Shoes
are Specialties at
Hazelton and Sealey
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.
Taxation Inquiry
The royal commission appointed
to conduct a general investigation into taxation problems;
throughout British Columbia has
begun its comprehensive and im-1
portant study of assessment and
taxation conditions with sittings
in Victoria on Monday and Tuesday, proceeding thereafter to
various important population
centers, in each of which witnesses will be examined and complaints or suggestions heard.
The commission is composed of
Hon. Price Ellison, minister of
finance; Hon. A. E. McPhillips,
president of the executive council; W. H. Malkin, of Vancouver,
a well-known and progressive
student of practical economics,
and C. H. Lugrin, editor of the
Victoria Colonist. Its functions
are to carefully investigate the
operations of the Assessment Act
of 1910 and assessment and taxation matters generally, reporting
the evidence taken, with conclusions aud recommendations, to
the government. It is probable
that a sitting at Prince Rupert
may also be fixed for late October.
J. F. Macdonald, Furniture Dealer,   Hazelton
Offers a 25 per ceht 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.
Ingineca Hotel
McDonell & McAfee, Props.
fl The only family hotel in the district. ^ Private dining
rooms. IJ Night and day restaurant. <J Good Stable in
connection.     ���][ Reasonable rates.      <f Modern conveniences.
Choicest of Wines, Liquors and Cigars
always on hand.
The Omineca Miner $2 a ye^or THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 1911.
The Hub of the Hazelton District of British Columbia
On the Main line of the Grand Trunk Pacific
The Prosperity of Every Great City is Due to its Geographical Location
The most important Townsite!    The most talked of Townsite on the line of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway
New Hazelton Townsite
Section 1
Now being ofl'ered for sale is NOT A
Grand Tuunk Pacific Promotion
Townsite. NEW HAZELTON Town-
site was selected by the experts of
a syndicate of successful men as the
geographical location for a big city.
They bought the land, realizing the
wonderful resources of the Hazelton
District, the Mines, the Distributing Centre for hundreds of miles,
and many other reasons.
We ask you to investigate in your
own way all of the statements in this
advertisement. Should you join us
by buying lots you will know that
your investment is guarded by every
means known to human foresight,
and the judgment of a body of successful men known to you all.
Your profits should eclipse the story
of Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Moose
Jaw or Prince Rupert.
Don't be classed among the failures WHO  WILL  SAY, "I WISH   I   HAD
known." Don't stand idly by and
see your neighbors reap the profits
on Real Estate while you reap
nothing but your salary. Put your
savings to work in that sure coming
NEW HAZELTON is out of the
damp belt, aud many people who
spend the whole year in the district
say the winters are not severe plenty
of sunshine and dry air.
Taken from Official Bulletin, B.C.,
No. xxii, Page xxiii:���
"On the Upper Skeena, about a
distance of 50 miles, there are large
tracts of land on both sides of the
river, which, as far as soil and climatic conditions are concerned, I
would consider ideal for successful
growing of fruit as well as for other
branches of agriculture. Potatoes,
and all garden produce, grow to perfection."
Many Lots already purchased
by the keenest business men of
Hazelton (Old Town). You can
safely   follow   the   judgment  of
NEW HAZELTON should be the
centre of a busy population of thousands within a year. Why not? During the past year there was an average of over two new towns created
in the Canadian West every week.
We are all here to share in this
most wonderful prosperity. We offer
you an opportunity to participate in
the progress of the best town for
investment on the line of the Grand
Trunk Pacific.
NEW HAZELTON Railroads Open
New Country.
Railroads have been the great feature
in the growth of Western Canada.
NEW HAZELTON, located on the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad is attracting the attention of the whole world, as
all im|H>rtant towns do on the main line
of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad.
Stores are going up. Newspaper
plant about to move on the Townsite.
Two or three General Merchandise
Stores, Drug Store, Bank, Restaurants, and in fact many lines of trade
are now arranging to open in NEW
HAZELTON, Section One. Activity
is in that part of the Townsite known
as Section One.
Made in towns with the
Right Kind of Country
Right Kind of Resources
Right Kind of People
Will surely be big paying investments.   This is the kind
of town you find at
The story of NEW HAZELTON is
well known to the public. It is a
Townsite being offered to the public
by successful business men. There is
positively no Railroad Company or
Townsite Promoter financially interested IN THE LAND. The owners
have undertaken to make NEW HAZELTON a city of importance in British
Columbia. NEW HAZELTON promises to be the most profitable city to
the Grand Trunk Pacific along its main
Pay Office Completed
Supt.  Sheppard, of   Foley, Welch &
Stewart has wired Prince  Rupert office
i to move everything AT ONCE.
Union Bank of Canada will open a
branch in NEW HAZELTON. Sectional
building and supplies en route for new
NEW HAZELTON, the hub of the
Hazelton District, will be the natural
headquarters for what promises to be
the most active and sensational
new CITY in the fastest growing part
of the world today on account of the
wonderful Lead and Zinc Mines, the
Groundhog Mountain Coal Fields, the
vast agricultural country tributary to
! the coming principal city in British
j Columbia on the Grand Trunk Pacific
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad is
now running regular trains over 100
miles out of Prince Rupert. The G. T.
P. Officials, and also the G. T. P. Contractors, say that the railroad should be
running to Mile 164 this winter, and
will reach NEW HAZELTON
next summer. Grading is now under way as far along the line as
30 miles east of NEW HAZELTON.
The grading is about finished from
Prince Rupert to NEW HAZELTON.
Many mines are getting ready to ship
ore. Some of the mines being developed
are: Silver Cup, American Boy, Silver
Standard, Sunrise and Sunset, Lead
King, Erie, Babine. Most of the ore
in NEW HAZELTON mines is high
grade Silver-Lead, similar to ore in the
Slocan District in East Kootenay,
B.C., and similar to some ores found at
Leadville, Colo.
Buy Lots
Terms Are Easy
Look them over again,  and think of
this money-making investment.
Business Lots    -    $350 to $500
33 x 100 (according to location) Per Lot
Terms: One-third cash, balance 1 and 2 years at 6 per cent
Residence Lots -   $100 to $300
Terms: $10 cash, $10 per month; No Interest; or One-
third  cash ;   balance 1 and 2 years at 6 per cent.
Make Cheques, Drafts, Money and Express Orders payable to NORTHERN  INTERIOR LAND CO., LTD.
Out of City Investors
Can reserve one or more Lots by
wire or letter. State price of Lots and
number required, and we will make the
best available reservation for you.
Remember NEW HAZELTON is
not a gift townsite, and when you
buy a lot in it you are investing
your money on the business judgment of the most successful men in
British Columbia.
NEW HAZELTON Townsite had
DOLLARS INVESTED by a few business men before the Lots were offered for sale. NEW HAZELTON is a
Business Man's Townsite. All the G.
T. P. and local history was carefully
considered. The Engineers' Reports as
to grades, opportunities for Side Tracks
necessary to handle the thousands of
freight cars were examined. Then
they invested in NEW HAZELTON.
They paid in Cash for NEW HAZELTON and nearby lands over TWO
That is a wonderful sonnet written by
John J. Ingalls on the subject of Opportunity, but the real fact is Opportunity
does not knock once on each man's
door. Opportunity plays a continual
anvil on every man's portals���but of
course, if he is knocking at the time he
will not hear Opportunity when she
New Hazelton
Where the Grand Trunk Pacific Railroad has Sixty Acres of right-of-way
and track grounds.
NEW HAZELTON is reported by
Engineers to be the only available spot
in the Skeena or Bulkley Valleys for
many miles each way where it would
be possible to have Railroad Yards large
enough to handle the Hazelton District's
NEW HAZELTON affords a long,
nearly level, stretch of land suitable for
Immense Yards, which will be required
to handle the thousands of cars of ore
and coal that will be shipped from the
mines in the Hazelton District.
The G. T. P.
CAPITAL of Grand Trunk Railway
and the Grand Trunk Railway Systems,
Over 50,000 Stockholders, G. T. and
G. T. P. Millions of people boost for
Grand Trunk Pacific Townsites.
Maximum grade of G. T. P. in 21 feet
to the mile, one-fifth of any other Transcontinental Railroad in Canada or the
United States.
NEW HAZELTON is the Town that
everybody is talking about, and there
are no two opinions as to its opportunities for investments.
NEW HAZELTON is situated near
the junction of the Skeena and Bulkley
Northern Interior Land Co., Ltd.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Prince Rupert Agent for Sale of Lots
Jeremiah H. Kugler, Ltd.
Second Avenue between Fifth and Sixth Sts.
P. O. Box 1515
Hazelton Agent for Sale of Lots
W. Kennedy
Sunday Services: Horning at 11 o'clock; Sunday
School at 2.80 p.m.; Native Hcrvicc, 8,80 p.m.;
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
Rev. J. Field.
Services   held   every  Sunday evening in   the
Church Room at 7.80 o'clock.
Rev. D. R. McLean.
Services held every Sunday afternoon At8 o'clock
in the church building on Peterson's road.
Services held every   Sunday  evening  at   7:80
o'clock in the Church Tent.
Local and Personal
The new sidewalk on west Omineca street has been completed.
Graham Rock has gone to Babine lake, with Chesnut's survey
Mrs. S. Frizzel, of PrinCe
Rupert, is a guest at Mrs.
W. J. McAfee, of the Ingineca
Hotel, is confined to his room by
an attack of pneumonia.
Miss Moore, who recently graduated as a nurse at the hospital
left for the coast on Wednesday.
Mrs. Stickney, who has spent
the summer in Hazelton, returned
to Prince Rupert on Wednesday.
The regular weekly meetings
of the local a?rie of Eagles will
be resumed next Tuesday evening.
J. Mason Adams, the druggist,
expects to leave on the next boat
for a business visit to the coast
Cataline's pack train left for
Babine post on Wednesday with
45 packs for the Hudson's Bay
A. E. Fawcett, ledger-keeper
at the Union Bank, returned on
Tuesday from a vacation trip to
his prairie home.
The two crews working on the
Nine-mile road have not yet connected, but it is expected the
road will be made available for
use as a sleighroad before the
appropriation is exhausted.
It is important
for you to
k that I have stock and
nOW appliances to turn out
all kinds of CARRIAGE WORK,
special Sleighs, Wagon and
Sleigh  Brakes,  Etc.
General Blacksmith
Repairing Job Work
Horseshoeing a Specialty
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    j
for $2 or $3 j
Drawing Takes   Place  Every     j
Saturday Night j
Noel & Rock
Hazelton, B. C.
Ten Acres Cleared
Land, with House, two
miles from Hazelton.
Apply to
H. Coppock, Hazelton
While packing a horse the other
day G. A. Rosenthal had his left
eye severely injured by a piece
of baling wire.
Amos Wells is in from the valley, to meet his sister, Mrs. La
Croix, who is expected to arrive
from Vancouver on the next boat.
Mrs. Dennison, of Victoria,
wife of the chief engineer of the
Port Simpson, is spending a few
weeks in Hazelton as the guest
of Mrs. J. C. Boyd.
F. Dallas, inspector for the
Bank of Vancouver, who spent a
week in town, has returned to
headquarters, pleased with what
he saw in this district.
Mining Recorder Kirby is having photographs of his apple
crop prepared as an advertisement of the fruit-growing possibilities of the district.
Mrs; (Captain) Johnson of
Prince Rupert, who has been
visiting Mrs. Baird at the headquarters camp, returned to the
terminal city on Wednesday.
After his hard-fought election
campaign Duncan Ross, the unsuccessful candidate for Comox-
Atlin, has returned to Hazelton
and resumed supervision of his
construction contract.
H. P. Jones, proprietor of the
recently destroyed Glacier house
at Glentanna, arrived in town on
Tuesday, accompanied by Mrs.
Jones. Harry is now doing business in the old premises.
Since sustaining damage to her
hull just below Skeena crossing a
few days ago, the Port Simpson
has remained tied up at that point.
She is expected to reach Hazelton
as soon as the stage of water
will permit.
J. L. Coyle, who moulds public
opinion in the Bulkley valley
through the medium of the Interior News, spent a couple of
days in Hazelton during the week,
arranging the shipment of additions to his plant.
Major Leslie is in town again,
after spending a couple of weeks
on the coast. Accompanying him
on his return were Mrs. Leslie
and Mrs. Homer, who spent the
summer in Vancouver, and their
sister, Miss Una Light, who will
remain in Hazelton for the winter.
Shortstop Jim Riley, of the
champion Hazelton nine, is about
to leave for Vancouver, to take
charge of Harvey & McKinnon's
new office in that city, He was
the moving spirit in local baseball
this season, and the fans will hope
to see him again behind the bat
next year.
Miss Morrison and Miss O'Neil
returned yesterday from a visit
to Telkwa.
A. C. Aldous and W. J. O'Neill
are back from a trip through the
Bulkley valley, They report
prosperous conditions in that part
of the district.
Mrs. G. 0. Graham and her
little daughter, with Misses
Moore and McDonald of the hospital staff, have returned from a
visit to the Diamond D ranch,
where they spent several weeks
John Dorsey, who has devoted
several years to boosting for the
Bulkley valley, and who was the
first to venture into the newspaper business in this district, is
at the hospital, suffering from an
attack of heart disease. His condition was at first serious, but is
now emproving.
Lyster Mulvany, popularly
known as "Barney," has gone
down the river to make arrangements for the winter mail and
express work. It is understood
that Beirnes & Mulvany, who
handled the mail contract so satisfactorily last winter, will again
have charge of the transportation
of His Majesty's mails during the
season when navigation is closed.
Foreman Ed. Valley has started
with a crew of men to resume
work on the main trunk road in
South Bulkley, and will work in
the direction of Burns lake. J.
W. Henkel, in charge of the road
work north from Burns lake, has
nearly completed his task, and it
is expected the settlers in the
lake district will be able to come
through with sleighs during the
MM���j��� ���" ���"""
Omineca Land District-District of
Coast, Range V.
Take notice that Hugh McKay, of
Hazelton, B. C, contractor intends to
apply for permission to purchase the
following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
north-west corner of Lot 913, Coast
Range V, thence north 80 chains, thence
east 40 chains, thence south 80 chains,
thence west 40 chains to point of commencement and containing 320 acres
more or less. Hugh McKay.
August 21, 1911.
Omineca Land District.     District of
Take notice that Thomas Hurley, of
Hazelton, miner, intends to apply for
permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
n.-e. corner of lot 811, Cussiar, thence
north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south 80
chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Sept. 7, 1911. Thomas Hurley.
Omineca Land District.   District of
Take notice that Angus J. Chisholm,
of Aldermere, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following
described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
s.-e. corner of lot 811, Cassiar, thence
north 80chains, east 80 chains, south 80
chainB, west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Sept. 7, 1911. Angus J. Chisholm. '
Omineca Land District.   District of
Take notice that Alexander Chisholm,
of Aldermere, farmer, intends to apply
for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
s.-e. corner of lot 813, Cassiar, thence
north 80 chains, east 80 chains, south 80
chains, west 80 chains to point of commencement, containing 640 acres.
Sept. 7, 1911. Alexander Chisholm.
Sale  of   lands   for unpaid
'  delinquent taxes in  the
Omineca Assessment Dis- |
trict, Province of British
I    HEREBY   GIVE    NOTICE   that
the above sale is postponed until
Thursday, the sixteenth day of I
November, A. D. 1911.
Assessor and Collector, Omineca
Assessment District.
Hazelton, B. C, Sept. 20, 1911.
Provincial Assayer
Prompt and reliable work
Hazelton, B. C.
���^ii ��w..ar?
Beautiful Designs in Engagement
and Wedding Rings. High grade
Watches. - - Watch Repairing.
O. A. RAGSTAD,   Hazelton
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. This rate Includes office con-
sultatlonB and medicines, as well as all eostH while
In the hospital, Tickets obtainable iji Hazelton
from E. 0, Stephenson and Fred Field; in Aider-
more, from Rev. F, I.. Stephenson, or fit the Hoh-
pttal from the Medical Superintendent.!
Stephenson & Crum
Undertakers and
Funeral Directors
Special attention to Shipping Cases
NOTICE is hereby wiven that the reserves existing over vacant Crown lands in Rarures 'I and r>.
Coast District, notices of which, bearuig dates of
May Slh, Him and May 25th, 1910, respecBvly, were j
publishw iii the issues of the British Columbia I
Gazette of May 5th and May 2tilh, 1910, are cancell- j
eil in so far as (he same relates to lands surveyed I
as Lots 785, 786, 787, 788, 78!l, 790, 791, 791a, 792. 793, I
794, 796, 856, 857, 959, 969, 860, 801, 882, 893, 864, 805.
866, 367, 868, 869, 870, 871. 872, 878, 1158, 1151), 1160,
11(14. 1105, lllill, 1162, 1163,  1169, 467, 468, 847, 1174, 1
U7(i, 1182,   1189, 1191, 11112. 120U, 1188, 1187, 1190,
782. 788, 784, 781, 7811, 818, 777a, 70 and 1186, all In
Range 4, Coast District; and Lots 2188a, 1020, 1023
3814 and 3821!, all in Range 5. Coast District.
Deputy Minister of Lands,
Department of Lands.
Victoria, H. C, Auk. 111. 1911. n-30
Hazelton, B. C.
NOTICE is hereby given that the reserve existing OD vacant lands of the Crown, no! ice of which
was published in the British ColumbiaGasette In the
issue of May 5th, 1910, and bearing date of
May 5th, 1910, is cancelled In so far as the
same relates to the lands surveyed as Lots 2317,
2318, 2319, 23211, 2321. 2322, 2323, 2321. 2325, 232-1,
2327. 2329, 23311, 2131, 2332. 2331, 2335, 2331!, 2337,
2339. 2341, 2342, 2343, 2347. 2348, 23 ISA. 2319. 2350,
2358, 23119, 211)3, 3113, 3111, 3115, 3116. 3117, 3118, 3119,
3120, 3121. 3122, 3123, 3124, 3125, 3126, 3127, 3123. 3129.
3130, 8181, 3132. 3133. 3134, 3135, 3136 3137, 3138, 3139,
"Everything in Canvas"
Prince Rupert Tent and Awning Co.
Prince Rupert, B. C.
F. W. HART & Cp.
and House Furnishings   Complete
Funeral Directors, Embalmers
Special attention to orders from out of
Prince Rupert
NOTICE to Creditors, Devisees, Legatees, Next-of-Kin, and Others Having
Claims Against the Estate of Freder-
I    ick Roeger.
Notice is hereby given that all creditors, devisees, legatees, next-of-kin, and
' others having claims against the estate
of Frederick Roeger, deceased, late of
j Edson, in the Province of Alberta, who
I 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)
I held by them, duly verified by Statutory
j 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
, notice.
Dated at Edmonton, this 26th day of
August, A. D. 1911.
I    National Trust Company, Limited,
Public Administrator,
Edmonton, Alberta.
j Gricsbach, O'Connor & Co.,
Solicitors for Administrator.
I, Daniel A. Harris, of Hazelton,
B.C., by occupation a miner, give notice
that I intend, on the 21st day of November next, at eleven o'clock in the
forenoon, to apply to the Water Commissioner at his office at Hazelton, B.C., i 8U0, 8M1| BM2l 3,42a, B14S. 3144, 3145, 3146, 3147. I 1
for a licence to take and use 20 cubic 8148,8148A, 8149, 8160, 8161, 3152. 3153, 8164, 3155. | {
feet of water per second from Robson
lake, Two Mile creek, a tributary of
the Bulkley river.
The water will be used on the American Boy Group of mining claims for
milling and mining purposes.
(Signature) Daniel A. Harris.
Dated this 20th day of September, 1911.
Opposite Government Office
IT was not established to fill "a long felt want.��� It was
only the desire of down-to-the-minute men, whom you all
know, to run an up-to-date plant of their own to produce
Commercial Printing and Advertising Matter of the better
sort. We can improve your printing and would be glad to
execute your next order. Call and inspect our print shop.
OW prices are right-made on the cost finding system���a detailed account is kept of each job and when it is
finished we know the exact cost. Then a small percentage
of profit is added. This is the only fair way���fair to ourselves and our customers.
A reminder, we print
Letterheads, envelopes, cards, statements, billheads, posters,
circulars, booklets, programs, invitations, wedding and society
stationery, etc.     If it is to be printed the Miner can do it.
His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor
in Council has been pleased to appoint
the Honourable Albert Edward McPln'l-
lips, K.C., President of the Executive
Council; the Honourable Price Ellison.
Minister of Finance; Charles Henry Lu-
grin, of the City of Victoria, Est|iiire;
and William Harold Malkin, of the City
of Vancouver, Esquire, to be Commissioners under the "Public Inquiries
Act" for the purpose of enquiring into
and reporting upon the operation of the
"Assessment Act, 190.V with respect
to its practical bearings on the financial
requirements of the Province.
The said Commissioners will hold their
meetings on the dates and at the places
mentioned hereunder, namely:
Victoria,   at  the  Executive Council
Chamber,    Parliament    Buildings.
Monday and Tuesday, 25th ancl 2(ith
September  at   10  a.m.     At   the
Court-nouse  or   the   Government
Office at the following places;���
Nanaimo, Wednesday and Thursday,
27th and 28th September.
Vancouver, Friday and Saturday, 29th
and 30th September.
New Westminster, Monday, 2nd October.
Revelstoke, Wednesday, 4th October.
Golden, Thursday, 5th October.
Cranbrook, Saturday, 7th October.
Fernie, Monday, 9th October.
Nelson, Wednesday, 11th October.
Rossland, Thursday, 12th October.
Grand Forks, Friday, 18th Obtober,
Princeton, Saturday, 14th October.
Merritt, Monthly, Kith October.
Kamloops, Tuesday, 17th October.
Summerland, Thursday, 19th October.
Penticton, Friday, 20th October.
Kelowna, Saturday, 21st October.
Vernon, Monday, 2Hrd October.
It is requested that all persons who
are interested in the matter aforesaid.
and who desire to be heard, will not fail
to be present at the meetings  of  the
Treasury Department,
18th September, 1911. H
3156, 3157. 3158. 3159, 8160, 8161, 3162, 8163, 3161, 3165,
3166. 3167. 3168, 3169, 3170, 8171, 3172, 3173, 3174. 3175,
3176. 3177. 3178, 3179, 3184. 3187.3187 and 3188. Rnnito
5, Cuast District, ROBERT A. RENWICK.
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department uf Lands,
Victoria, B, C, Aim. 18, 1911.
All orders promptly and carefully
j     E. C. Stephens
Leave your orders atC. F. Willis
Blacksmith Shop }
Hudson's Bay Company's Steamers
Tort Simpson" and "Hazelton"
Flat Freight Rate $25 per ton, plus Railroad Charges
Passenger Fares:    Hazelton to Newtown $11. including berth
Newtown to Hazelton $12.50, including berth
The Str. Port Simpson meets the Wednesday train and the Str. Hazelton
the Saturday train. Passengers  will find accommodation on board ste
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
Province op British Columhia
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.
CANCELLATION op reserve.
NOTICE Is hereby trlven that the reserve existing mi vacant Grown iandB in Kantfc 5, Coast District, notice of which, bearing date of May 25th.
nil", was published In I lie llrltish Columbia Cazotto
of May 86th, 1910. is cancelled In so far as the same
relates to the lands Hurveyed as Lots 1876, 1878,
1879. 18911, 1893, 1894, 1895, 181*1, 1897. 1898, 1900.
2507, 2508. 2509. 2510. 2511 and 2512, Ranirc 5, Coast
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Vino,in, 11. c. Aug. 13, 1811. n-30
Gasoline Donkey
The lightest, most compact
hoisting apparatus
No Licensed Operator Required
Used by the Dominion and Provincial Governments
Can  be  also   used   to pump water, saw wood 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.
Local and Personal
M. G. Lee and family left for
Seattle on the last trip of the Inlander.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Black,
formerly of the Pioneer restaurant, have gone to the coast.
Harry Marment and David
Irons returned to Francois lake
today with a pack train loaded
with supplies.
Walter Bonis was one of Sunday's outgoing passengers. He
will spend the winter amid the
delights of the provincial capital.
VV. R. Ellison, H. Raymond
and .Joe Johnson, of Ootsa lake,
arc in town, purchasing their
winter supplies. They report
good crops in their districts.
The Kitseguecla trail has been
widened sufficiently for the use
of sleighs, which will prove a
great convenience to the ranchers
of the settlement located eight
miles below Hazelton.
R. H. Chesnut, accompanied by
Gordon Wilson and a party of
seven, has gone to Babine lake,
to survey a number of purchase
claims along the lake and on the
Beaver river. It will take two
months to complete the work.
An eight-year-old Indian girl,
daughter of Felix George, the
Haguel-get "Sunday Man," was
fatally burned last Saturday
evening, her clothing catching
fire while playing around an open
fire at which her mother was
Why Buy a Ready-Made Mackinaw Suit when you can buy a
Suit at
The beat Mackinaw
Anger the Tailor
Hazelton, B. C.
I     A. Chisholm     (
General  Hardware \
Hazelton, B. C.
1   .    -I
Fifty-one Bunks of
Solid Comfort
Clean Beds, Clean Bunks,
Tobaccos, Cigars, Candies,
Nuts, Soft Drinks, Fruits in
Season, etc., etc.   ::   ::   ::
The Grand
Opposite   Haxelton   Hotel
Ferguson & Steele
J. F. Cowan is expected to arrive in Hazelton next week.
Supplies are being packed to
the Silver Cup, where preparations are being made to work all
Harry H. Tanner, of Seattle,
has returned home, after spending the prospecting season in this
Martin Wanlich is in from the
Seven Sisters country, where he
has a small crew doing preliminary work on the gray copper
showings of the claims owned by
local men.
Slinger & Ayerde have extended their telephone line to New
Hazelton, and townspeople may
now talk over the wire to that
point as well as to Sealey and
J. R. Mason, adjuster for the
North British & Mercantile insurance company, went to Glen-
tanna on Wednesday to pass upon the insurance loss in the Glacier House fire.
J. T. Bates and Gus Olson returned on Wednesday from a
prospecting trip to the upper
Omineca river, where they found
promising placer ground and saw
a number of good quartz showings.
Two crews of men are working
on the sleighroad from Pleasant
valley to the head of Francois
lake, and will have the new highway in condition for use within
a week or two. Foreman Blay-
ney says he will take a wagon
over it this fall.
J. L. Retallack, a well-known
silver-lead expert, spent a few
days in the camp, making an examination of the Silver Standard
group on behalf of the bonding
syndicate. The result of his inspection of this promising property may determine the program
of development.
H. W. Sharpe is the proud exhibitor of a crop of fine tomatoes,
grown in his Hazelton garden.
The fruit (or vegetables, as the
case may be) are of splendid size,
and have begun to ripen, giving
evidence that this tender garden
product may be successfully
grown in this district. Some of
Mr. Sharpe's specimens weigh
three-quarters of a pound each.
Following are the officers and
directors of the Harris Mines,
Limited: Dr. H. C. Wrinch, president; D. A. Harris, superintendent and general manager;
W. S. Harris, secretary and treasurer; Hugh A. Harris. J. A. Mul-
! lin, L. L. DeVoin, P. Hickey, directors. The company will begin
operations on the American Boy
group within a few days.
Charles Barrett, proprietor of
the Diamond D ranch, made his
fall visit to Hazelton during the
week, returning to the valley on
Thursday. He reports an exeep-
I tionallv good season, having har-
vested unusually large crops of
grain, vegetables and roots. The
hay crop on the ranch was somewhat lighter than usual, owing
to the dryness of the season, but
1 is of the best quality.
The Bulkley valley road is reported in excellent condition from
Twenty-mile south, there having
| been but little rain. From Hazelton to the first-named point there
is, of course, more or less mud
since the beginning of the rainy
spell. This condition must obtain
every spring and fall until the
road is treated with gravel or
crushed rock, and efforts will be
made to secure an appropriation
to allow the installation of a rock
crusher next season.
The Hazelton branch of the
Woman's Auxiliary will hold the
first meeting of the season at the
Mission House on Thursday. October 5, at 3:15 p.m. The chief
business will be the election of
officers for the ensuing year. All
ladies are cordially invited to
Enjoyable Dance Last Night
In honor of a number of ladies
who   are   at    present    visiting
friends   in    Hazelton,   the Hall I
Association  last night   gave   a
dance in the Auditorium.     The
affair proved to be most success-1
ful, there being a large attendance of the fair sex and plenty of j
dancing men.    The visitors were
greatly pleased with  the dance,
which they enjoyed to the utmost.
Moving to New Limits
Having completed a cut of over
two million feet of lumber on the
Holberg property, three miles
from town, the Interior Lumber
company is preparing to move its
plant to the Two-mile creek limits
recently secured from J. W, Davis
and Frank McKinnon. These
limits, which include considerable timber of the best grade, are
located about one and a half miles
above the Two-mile townsite. C.
M. Mackenzie, manager of the
company, has just secured from
Duncan Ross a contract for upwards of one and a half million
feet of tunnel timbers for use in
the big tunnel on the Ross contract. Before beginning operations in its new location, the mill
will be considerably improved by
the addition of new machinery
and power sufficient to increase
its capacity to at least 15,000 feet
a day. The company has now in
stock on the old mill site 300,000
feet of building lumber, which is
in first-class condition for use,
and is ready to supply the demand which wiil result from the
establishment of a permanent
Gold Coinage for Canada
Ottawa, Sept.  29:   In  a few
weeks the long looked for Canadian gold coins will be issued.
i The dies,   which  were made  in
! England, are now on the way to
the mint here.     The five dollar
[pieces to be known as "Georges"
and the ten dollar coins as "double Georges,"
Senator Lougheed for Cabinet
Winnipeg. Sept. 29:- It is stated here that Senator Lougheed
will be a member of the new
cabinet, but only until the expiration of the term of office of
Lieutenant-governor Bulyea of
Alberta. Senator Lougheed will
then be given the lieutenant-governorship and Bennett will be
elevated to the cabinet.
Seat for Graham or King
Quebec. Sept. 29: There is a
movement among the Liberals of
Quebec to offer the nomination
in Quebec East to the former
minister of railways, Hon. George
P. Graham, or to Hon. W. L.
Mackenzie King, the defeated
Liberal minister of labor, in case
Sir Wilfrid Laurier should choose
to sit for Soulanges East, in
which constituency he was also
Hazelton's Favorite Retort
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
Land Men Here
Among the week's visitors in
Hazelton were J. G. Halleran, of
Vancouver, who is identified with
the Natural Resources Security
Co., an influential land company,
and Paul H. Moore, of San Francisco, also interested in Northern
B. C. lands. They express pleasure in seeing for themselves the
district which they regard as one
of the most important in the
West. They are now in the Bulk-
ley valley, looking over the land
and townsite situation there.
Deer for the Charlotte*
Victoria, Sept, 29:���(Special to
the Miner) The provincial
government announces that it will
stock  Queen  Charlotte Islands
Real Estate
and Mines
Hazelton, B. C.
m &&gjgg*^'��ii#��gM'^^
with deer. It is the intention of
the administration to make these
islands one of the finest game
preserves in the west, with the
object of ��� widening the field of
sport for hunters from all parts of
the world.
The Latest War Cloud
Rome, Sept. 28:���The dispute
between Italy and Turkey threatens to culminate in hostilities,
the crisis growing daily more
acute. An Italian naval squadron is now off Tripoli.
Ready for Buiiding in the
New Town
Get prices from us before you build in New Hazelton.       We
are ready with the goods
Interior  Lumber Company
The Police Calendar
Although this is an. orderly
and law abiding community, the
small police force allowed by the
authorities is overworked. With
the advent of the construction
crews offences having their origin in the illicit sale of liquor
multiply, and the officers find it
hard to cope with the situation.
Cases of intoxicated Indians average one a day, and as they entail investigation and the prosecution of suppliers when found,
are sufficient in themselves to
keep the constables busy. During the week Bobbins, an Indian,
and Carl Gustufson were fined
respectively $100 and $300 for
supplying liquor to Indians. For
the same offense Milich Vukovich
and Charles Butler were sentenced to six months' hard labor.
For selling liquor without a
licence J. P. Olson and J. B.
Deacon were each fined $300 and
costs. Similar charges are pending against several others.
twnfF!?. a���|
Our Fall Stock of Boys' and Children's
in pretty patterns of warm Tweeds and Serges, embraces some
of the best values that have ever been offered to the public.
We wish specially to draw attention to the quality of the
material, the style and finish of every garment
Quality, Style and Value
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
During the last fiscal year the
value of the gold received at the
United States assay office at Seattle, Wash., from British Columbia and the Yukon Territory was
8T. ill lit :;. 1IAZKI.TON
Sunday Service*: Morninv at 11 o'clock; Suntlay
School  at  2.30  p.m.;   Native   nervice, MO p.m.]
Evening Service, 7 p.m.
I.'IV    J.   I'll Ml
Service*  held   every Sunday evening In  the
Church Boom at 7.80 o'clock.	
Riv. D. R. McLean.
Sash and Doer factory
Hazelton's New Industry
Full stock of all kinds ancl 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 Steamfitling.
Job and Shop Work a Specialty.
Plans and Specifications.
Stephenson & Crum


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