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MlM*;.<-$5.00 THE YEAR.
Portland Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
2, NO. 44
Stewart, B. C,   April 1,  1921
$5 the year���10 C the Copy
the balance oxidized material.
In another small cut in the same
vein a sample across a foot of the
best of it gave $134 silver to  the
Poor weather for playing lawn
There's enough dogs in Stewart |    U is said several June-   and proposes to make an immediate very satisfactory results, obtain
ton. while from a small cut be-1and HyJer to keep a sausage fac- earlier weddings, are on the bill gtart on thjs year��a development ing an average value of $20 in
Following is the sixth install-
it of C'o'hier's  report  and
-������Is with the Bear Riversection:
Notwithstanding   the serious
andicap under which  this sec-
bn was placed by the destruc
13 freshets in the early sum*
,-, good pi'OPff, s 1 was made by
owners on the different protects  and   on properties under
N toothers.   It was unfortu-i
Ite  for the  section  that the j
p ^-l Carlton, of Seattle,  Wash., have| spent his Easter holidays at the
Miss Kate Ryan has arrived in     R- L* Clothier, who some time
the   Salvador  group of claims,
: Rupert on Her return to Stewart. .'ago purchased a half interest in
Mr. Clothier has spent considerable time recently in thoroughly
sampling these workings   with
low $104 to the ton was obtained.
F.irther work on this vein mik'ht
open up a worth  while shoot of
ore.    Its location for  packing is
Rood,   being  about   half a mile morning.
from the Portland Canal mine
tory in operation for months,
The public school, which has
been closed for Easter holidays,
will re-open at 9 o'clock Monday
J.   W.   Wilson,   of  the   local
Lakeview     Group -Fetter   &| branch of the Bank of Montreal,
had this group of claims under j Premier mine.
unland Canal Short Line ra
which had been repaired by,                               , ,.,
r,     i���nmonf rw�� 'option for a vear,  during which
1A gunicanDevelopment Gom-   f             .                  Z .   a
with i*-lme wo1"* has progressed stead-
of fare at Hyder,
Royal Salad Dressing. Use  only the ated    bejn���.  one   mj[e   from  the ! free,
best,    balmon Kiver Irading Go. , ,      ,, . ,'
beach, up the Marmot river and
Mr, and   Mrs.   Jancowski  returned   to   town from the Bush
mine on Wednesday last.
See our advt. for Special  Bargains.
Salmon Kiver Trading Co
v under  arrangement   with ."'"c "."���"���" H . .        , T,   the  office  in the Baldwin hotel,
t, .. ���  ,������0l���)������( ily under the supervision of Al.     ... ...   ,   .,
I) D Mann, was  washed out    ������    .      ���,, ��� I adding materially to the appear-
j     ���     *.   t nr,���. ,-,*   Harris.    1 here are two veins on: "   ,   ,      '
bluivs and put out of cominis- , ance of the house.
.m u�� MBA<> the property and both are well
e an v use could be made        ���     ���      J        .
explored,    ihe big or main vein
was found  by further   work in
Father Leray,   who conducted
Easter services in the Catholic
William Fraser has ^completed I church here,   leaves  on today's
boat   for  Prince    Rupert    and
it. The government wagon
Id  was  also  badly  damaged
is yet of little service.
layview Group -This group
finally consisted of two claims,
Bed   by W. A. Cameron and
rge Cameron of Stewart, but
[additional claims have been
jd by the present bonders
The Premier mine, this week,
had all the teams this far  north
in   the   Bayview
the   tunnel,    which   had    been J hauling ore to the dock,   before
driven previously for this pur-'the snow disappears.
po.-*e without success.    Drifting!    Henry Scovill and William Jan-
atni raising on it proved to be as;COwski have taken a contract for*
strong as on the surface, but the clearing a section of the right-of-
values were disappointing.
Attention was then  turned to
way for the Premier tram line.
ite   holdings.     The   pro-1
Prospectors will be pleased to
the upper vein, a small quartz !earn that this year assay charges
vein from which high grade ore
��� was very inaccessible until
pear, when a very service-
horse trail was picked out
built by George Cameron,
ihe syndicate, from the Rear
r bridge to the camp site, at
feet elevation, a distance by
had been extracted  on   the  sur-
! face by the owners.    A 10-foot
I open   cut   was   made, a tunnel
driven  on  the  vein for 25 feet,
Skeena river points.
Drink Union-made Silver Springs at
The Newell Bros, have this
week undertaken extensive improvements to their barber shop,
by papering, panneling, and
painting the interior, the work
being done by D. McLean.
Don't go home hungry. Get a lunch
at Tooth's Smoke Shop.
Word has been received from
John Haahti, better known as
"John the Finn," who is at present in San Francisco, that Mr.
VanOphen, president of the Al-
work.   This property is well situ-'gold,   about 10   per cent being
These values are carried
in the iron pyrites,
at   a   low   elevation,   the main     There is a large five foot vein
Marmot   trail   running   to   the running parallel to this, on which
claims. i little or no work has been done,
Staked some years ago consid-, although small gold values are
erable work has been done, con-'obtainable on the surface. On
sisting of three tunnels, 40, 20 this vein it is the intention to
and 10 feet in length respectively, 1 open up and drive a tunnel in
driven one above the other on i order to ascertain whether or not
the same lead, which consists of J the gold values on the surface go
a two foot pyritized quartz vien, I down, and if they improve with
occurring in the  grano  diorite. | depth.
in this district will be at least
twenty per cent less than last
William Cameron has been gunican Co., has recently been
a mI a shaft sunk at the open cut! busy this week making prepara- very ill, but is now much im-
to a depth of 57 feet. Values 1 tions to move from his present proved in health, and has gone to
proved satisfactory for' a depth j dwelling to his house on Seventh | New York.
about five miles.
of 25 or '60 feet, then becoming) street.
spotted and disappointing.    Thej    Market quotation   from   Van-
owners refused to give any ex-!couver daily:    "Butter,   strong;
Ramsay's Cream Soda Crackers, one
of the best, and cheaper too. Salmon
River Trading Co.
granite range on  the west | cjded to abanc]on it
la spur from it on the south-
There are two quartz veins
e property,  the lower one
ng in width from a seam up j
> feet and the upper show-
places a width of six feet
���ore.   The lower lies alorg
pntact of the granite and the
sedimentaries    striking
30 degieiB east and dip-
65  degrees west into the
lid away from the  granite,
ltract was let for a 100 foot
jl to be driven, at an eleva-
|f 3700 feet, to cut this vein
lepth of about 80 feet. This
[was being done at the time
examination,  and I have
been   informed   that  the
Dunwell���Stewart  Bros,   and
W. Noble are the owners of this
R. L. Clothier has opened his
assay office on Fifth street, with
C. S. Baker in charge. Mr.
Baker, who is a qualified  British
e rock formation   in   which
eins occur is metamorphosed ' Ujnsion of time for payment due j beef,   bullish;    poultry,     bad."
lentaries, lying between the jat the time and the  bonders de-1 Eggs   not  quoted;   but perhaps
R. L. Clothier came down from j Columbia  assayer,   recently re-
Ithe Indian mine the early part of turned to Stewart after spading
claim, situated on Glacier creek, j thc ^^ an(] rep0!*ts only about! the winter outside.   The business
A lot of work has  been done, by j f*ve feet 0f snovv.    Thi*; time last: will be carried on under the firm
way of ground sluicing and open , yeai. over ten feefct ''��� name of Clothier & Baker.
cutting, that has   shown   up   the  .��,���:����� ���r tua u-<U a\ H-o1    Rozenstien of International   avenue,
Baldwin hotel, after a prolong,
shut down, proved averypo'pula
move on the part of the proprietor, William Dann.
J. Mcintosh, who has been   il
vein splendidly for 300 feet or
more in length. The rock formation is argillite and the vein the
.typical,   brecciated   quartz   and
j country rock variety of that area.
The vein strikes north 70 degrees
west and dips flatly to the south-l at the King Edward hotel for
east at 38 degrees. The upper some weeks past,'left for the
cut is prombly the best exposed Belle Island Hot Springs by the
part of the vein, which here Taku last Monday night,
shows a width of about six feet,, Bert Qlson, Tim Williams, Dan
of which four feet on the hang-'VVooc*more,   ��\\   Watland,    an.I
I ing wall is mainly quartz heavily Charles Luna'went up to Nine-
'  ''"���  ���������"������--li'"','!l1- u:,s;mineralized with pyrites, galena mile last Wednesday to work for
|and zinc blende, the remaining Homer Ficklin clearing right-
two feet containing more argil-1 0f.way.
lite ana less quartz and also well
mineralized. I had not time to
sample the vein and have no information as to the values, but
its size and mineralization make
it well worth investigating.
The Columbia and Evening Sun
claims   have   been   worked    all
Tho rmonino- nf tho hath fit the     Kozenstien ot  Internationa,  avenue,
1 he opening or tne nam ai me Hyderj ha8 for gale a large aml varied
supply of fresh green vegetables at attractive prices.
' Ed Herman, who formerly
owned the Exchange grill, arrived from Ketchikan on the
Taku last Monday. Since leaving here last fall   Ed   has
cated.   The upper vein is
Iportant showing and should
liad the wor<t  done on it.
the littli that can be seen
I surface, I judge it to be
vein in  the schist,  con-
of  long, thin  lenses of
���ized quartz, sulphides and
rock.    The mineraliza-
pyrrhotite,  zinc blende,
and   grey copper,   from
Samples have been picked
|g over 300  oz.   silver to
It lies about 600 or 700
Jst of the lower vein and
attacked by a  crosscut
from a bench a couple of
feet  below   it.     The
?s.  at an  elevation  of
occur at intervals only
the decomposed schists
[decidedly interesting.
(Gibson)  Group���This
��s had a little work done
���is  year.   One open-cut
Jfour-foot vein, of which
ft is good looking ore and
Homer Ficklin has taken a contract to clear one and nine tenth
elled ali up the coast of Alaska,:
and says that he has seen noi
1 place from Prince Rupert north,
j that looks as good as this Portland Canal section, so he came
to the conclusion to come back
here to stay.
Tram Line Machinery
Dale L. Pitt, manager of the
Premier mine, was in town yes-
miles of right-of-way for tin-new te|.d;iy ^  informod  tne News
Premier tram line.    H'si'-"-1-"-^^ he expects   the   flrst   ship.
starts from Nine-mile and  goes ment of machinery for the tram
to the International boundary.      |ine will arrive on  today's boat.
Rev. J. Wentworth Craig, who Veny   satisfactory   progress   is
summer  by   the   owner, W. W. I conducted the Presbyterian   ser- being   made   with   the right of
Rush    who also worked on the vices in this district a number 0   way,   contractor for  the
years ago, is at present pastor 01 .three miles being let and work
the Westminster Presbyterian |commenced. The remaining con-
church, Vancouver. He is known 1 tracts,   he  expects, will  be   let
within the next few days.
Bartholf a Live Wire
Gene  Bartholf  has  certainly
lost no time since  he  came   in.
About ten days ago he left Hyder
with   a  summer  outfit   for the
Outland    Silver     Bar.     Using
horses on the snow. Mr. Bartholf
successfully passed through the
Salmon River  canyon   and   got
onto the glacier, along which he
traveled to within six   miles   of
his   property,   where    he    was
j forced   to  stop,   owing   to   the
heavy winds and snow.   Having
passed   over   the   worst   of the
journey he cached his outfit here
and returned to Hyder to await
better   weather.     The   glacier
being flat all the way from  the
cache to his property he will have
no difficulty in finishing his trip.
As usual, Mrs.  Bartholf  accompanied her husband.    More men
of the same energy would soon
make things hum in a mining
Customs Officer for Hyder
Mr. Stivers, of the United
States customs service, arrived
keeps on its staff a poet who can I jn Ryder from Ketchikan on the
dash off great gobs of poesies Taku last Monday, having come
each week, the News turned from Juneau. In an interview
loose its chained rhymster yes-1 with the News Mr. Stivers stated
terday and he sprung the follow-] that   it   is   the   intention of the
United States government to at
once establish a customs office on
the boundary at Hyder, and that
he was here for that purpose.
Whether he will remain permanently, he is not in a position to
say. Just where the new office
will be located is as yet undecided, but it will be somewhere
below the Cliff house.
Those of our readers who  are  at
present in  the  south, and who intend coming to Stewart this spring
for the purpose of developing mining  properties,  and  who wish   to
make   use   of the crust to get in
their supplies, will be well   advised
to come early, otherwise  there will
be no snow for a crust to form  on.
We have toad soft weather  for  the
past two weeks,   considerable  rain
with a south wind ; the result is
that the gravel on Fifth street is
showing in a number of places, and
it will only be a few days before the
sleighs are put away and we again
See wagons and motor cars; though
the Hyder auto  service  have been
running their trucks from the new
dock to Hyder for the past two
weeks, and expect to use them on
the Stewart-Hyder road shortly, as
the snow has practically left the
old dock approach in places. People
down from up the Salmon state that
where there was 10 feet of snow in
the hills this time last year there
is now only about five feet. It is
safe to say that this season is opening fully a month earlier than last.
Police! Police!
Seeing that the Hyder Miner
trav- ing springlet:
From off the running rivulet
The icy chain is thawed,
And the quacklet of the ducklet
In the land is heard abroad.
And the songlet of the l.irdlet
Re-echoes through the air.
And the bawlet of the bullet
Is heard everywhere.
And the croaklet of the froglet
Makes the ev'ningshadows ring.
All of which moves me to mention,
Gentle reader, this is Spring.
The Stewart   c'.tizens' Aasodation  [Special to The News
will give a May Day dance  on April i.i
Rupe Gain' Strong
Prince   Rupert,   March   31.���
The city
j council here passed a resolution
��� . | on Tuesday last,  which has for
Weather Synopsis        ' it8 object the creation  of a new
Government meteorological re- province i.n what is now northern
upper port for week ending March 81:1 British   Columbia.      A   public
Excelsior and Eagle claims,
which were reported on last year.
Prince John Group-Work was!
continued on these claims this
summer by the owners, Nesbitt & Archie.
as "the skypilot with a punch.
Tiny Daly, who played ball  in
Stewart last season, writing to a
friend in Hyder,   states thai  as
soon as the spring round up'*; Premier
[over   and    all    the    mavericks
A great deal of mining will be branded,     he    intends   cor
done at Vancouver this spring     north.     Tiny,     with   his
Fresh milk at Tooth's
meeting is to be held this evening
to further the discussion.
About Time
Victoaia.  March 31.��� [Special
to The News.]���The provincial
Rainfall, 1.42 in government have announced that
' at the next session of the legislate  News   from j the whole taxation of   the   pro-
Peanut Mutter, (Unicorn brand) fresh
nad rich in oil,   S. K. T. Co.
Big Shipment
Dale L. Pitt, manager of
mine,     stated   to
News   that  the   shipment   this |    A special to
week would be   500 tons.    ThatjRuPert states:   On luesday last, vince will be revised with a view
two the company have   30   men em- the Liberal  association decided! t0 giving relief to municipalities,
brothers own one of the largest L^yed  at  present repairing thej to take immediate steps to call a
stock ranchesmear Keremeos,   in Salmon river road in order to en- i nominating convention   for the |   VVhen you see it In The News it is so
the Similkameen valley. | able them to get their ore out
; Skeena district.
in unothtr paper it it su so. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, d.^��� April 1.  1921
#ortIanD Canal fitting
H.W.M. Rolston,
Publisher and Editor
Subscription Five Dollars a year
Member Canadian Weekly Newspaper
The same standard for Stewart as we have maintained for the past
twenty-one years oh the North Coast.
The Best Meats at the Lowest Prices
Advertising  Rates:
Display advertising, 50c per inch
per issue.
Reading Notices, 20 cents per line.
" Special position display or reading, 2s per cent, above ordinary
run of rates.
Certificate ot Improvement $15
(if more than one claim, $2.50 for
each additional claim mentioned).
Land notices, $10
Coal notices, $7
No advertising" accepted for
First Pag".
Clothes Cleaned and  Pressed,  Darning,   etc. Satisfaction
Guaranteed        Laundry called for weekly.
Prices Not Embarrassing
The building of a railway from tide
water at Stewart, through the Ground
Hog coal areas to the Peace River country,
is a matter that the Dominion Government
should take under serious consideration
immediately. If they do not feel inclined
to build this railway, and incorporate it in
the Canadian National Railway System,
then immediate steps should be taken to
ensure the construction of the line by some
railway company financially capable of carrying through the work and operating it
after completion.
There are at present three transcontinental railways terminating ih British Columbia, and it is safe to say that not one of
these railways run through a section of the
Province where the natural resources promise as great a tonnage as would be found
contiguous to a railway built from this
port to the Peace River country. Such a
railway would'open up and give access to
the greatest mineral belt in British Columbia. Beyond this would be found large
areas of arable land; and beyond that the
anthracite coal beds of the Ground Hog;
and beyond that again is a large unexplored mineral belt, and then the Peace
river oil and farm products. Along the
entire route through the Province large
tonnage would be developed. There would
not be, as is the case with the other railways, several hundred miles of line through
a country capable of producing little or 90
tonnage without the construction of branch
As the Vancouver Sun says editorially:
The total cost of such development
would be less than the loss to the
country in one year, under adverse
tariff conditions, while we are still
under absolute compulsion to buy anthracite and petroleum products in
the United Stages.
Ample west bound freight would be
readily developed. As for the east bound,
that is here now for the taking, for the
much talked of Jones Shipping Bill provides that American freight, from an
American port, destined for points in the
.United States, must be shipped in American bottoms to an American port. This
necessitates, in order to get to a railroad,
the shipping of the whole of the Alaskan
fish catch right past the three existing
Canadian railway terminals to the port of
Seattle; whereas if a railway were built
with its terminals in Stewart, a railroad
could be established in the American port
of Hyder, and so, complying with the
Jones Shipping Bill, obtain the whole of
these Alaskan shipments to the east.
At present millions of dollars are sent
out of Canada annually for the products
of some of the natural resources that such
a railway would open up. It would constitute a vast development and at the same
time a great savin* Therefore, we say
that this is a national duty devolving upon
the Dominion Government.
I sometimes think that there is a mistaken
idea in tha minds of the rJeople that the govern-!
ment is elected to sustain  the people instead of
that the government is elected to be sustained by
the people.    It is the duty of the government to
transact the business of the people, the business:
��� which they cannot transact for themselves as in-J
dividuals.    It is not the duty of the government to
feed and clothe the people.
On the oi.e hand you have the cry of give, I
give, demanding service.    But when you go to the
people for  money  they object to paying, or they
say you are not collecting in an equitable way.
I want to tell you that the life of a public man !
in these days is something you need not envy.
I have never hesitated to tell the people of
this Province that if they have received benefits
from the government they will have to provide the
wherewithal for these benefits.
At different times I have had deputations come
to my office decrying capital. I say that capital,
if properly used, is the greatest friend of civilization. Civilization cannot exist without capital.
Why, the very clothes on your back and the, shoes
on your feet are capital. The very men who decry
capital are the very men who are coming today
and demanding a supply of capital from the government so that they may eat'and have clothes for
their families. When I came to Ontario in my
early days we had friendliness, neighborliness and
willingness to share. There was a common feeling
of the brotherhood of humanity which is very
scare today.
We have seen along with the vast aggregation
of capital the concentration of our natural resources, so that today there i.s not the opportunity
there was thirty or forty years ago.
In my mind there is only one way in whichthe
troubles we face today can be met. only one way
poverty and want can be eliminated and the evil
of too much riches eliminated, and that is when
we put into prsfttice the golden rule and we do to
the other man as we wish the other man to do to
us.���Hon. J. Oliver, Premier of British Columbia.
B. C. Land Surveyor
STEWART, B. C.    '
Stewart, B.C.
Dental Surgeon,     PRINCE RUPERT.
.40 Tliurlow Street, Vancouver, B. C.
H. B. ROCHESTER, Mana-r.r
European Plan 81.50 per day up
Holy  Communion:    First and Third
Sundays in the month at 11:30 a.m.
Evening  Prayer:   Every   Sunday   at
7:30 p.m.
Baptisms: By appointment.
Synopsis ef    #
Lani M frarr'iiMrti
Everybody in the world
body else.
depends upon some*
The  United  States  has 26,000 millionaires.
None of them live in Hyder.
From a mining standpoint the Portland Canal
district still looks good to the News.
Every family in New York City is paying $621
a year in taxes, either direct or indirect.
The crime wave has caused New York to add
700 new policemen to its already large police force.
During 1920 Government liquor stores in this
province sold $1,000,000 worth of bqpze.  Some joy.
Beef took another jump in Montreal last week.
This is not due to the cow jumping over the moon.
But to the fact that Alberta range stock came
through the winter in poor shape.      ^fl
The Vancouver dailies are making a lot of
noise about housebreakers and- holdup men in that
village. Probably a bold, bad man entered the
editorial den and stole the scissors and paste pot.
Styles may come, and styles may go, new
fashions may depart and old fashions retura, but
our guess is that the hoopskirt and bustle will
never return. Just imagine a lady with a hoop-
skirt getting into a flivver.
Minimum pries of first-clrms Isnd
reduced lo 45 an acre; bteoiid-class to
|8.50 ai: ai*ro.
Pre-emption now confined to sur-
ve}f��t law's only.
Records will be granted oovcrlns enly
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and whn:)! is non-timber laud
Partnership pre-emptions abolish**,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjaoest pre-emptions
with Joint residence, fcul ee.'-* making
necessary Improvements on reapectiTe
claims %
I-re-ernfitors must eeeupy claims for
five years nnd make Improvements to
value of |10 per nor-, Including clear-
hut brd cultivailbi. of at lo.-.-t �� *-<zm,
before roceivii g (Town Grant.
Whero pra-eraptor In oecupatlsn not
lesa than I years, and has made pro-
portloBate Imprwremants, he may. because of Ill-health, or oUmt cekucM. he
granted Intermediate certificate of liu-
pro-reruent and transfer his claim
Records without pormanoiit residence may be Issued, provided applicant makes improvements to extent ta
ilf)t per annum and records same eaot*
yeaj*. Failure to nwJie Irusrov-ements
or secord wme will ���perat* ma tmr~
feitt.ro. Title cannot be obtained In
Ic i.i than m years, *uid Improvements
of JiO ��<i per sere. Including t aerea
cleared and cultivated, and residence
of at least 2 years are reuutred.      *
Pre-emptor bold las; Crown grajst
may record another yre-cuiptlori, tf he
requires land in coujanettof- with Ms
farm- without actual occupation, provided stetuiory lar -.. e-pa-rM mam
and reddeno* ui'.jii.a>ne4 on Crown
gitM'.tsd  In-..*..
l?csurveyed areas, not exceeding M
acres, inr-y be leased m hojuesrtes;
rilia to be ebtained after fulii'jiie; rcul-
dttr-JIal and 1-afMrovem-mt caiiaffruna.
For graeii-s; and industrial purpose*
areas cxaeedlNg (40 sere* may B*
lea.-efl it one person or compare/.
MM. factory or Industrial sites on
tiuioor lard net exceeding 40 licref.
nar bo purchased; eruditions Include
payment  of otttrapage.
Nntur-J hay meadows Inaocetw-tbie
by oxlsllng roads may he purob-ued
oonditlei-aTupon construction oi a said
to i.'.i'i.i. Rebate of one-bait ef rout A
road, not exceeding half of purotuu-a
lirlce, Is mad*.
w ACT.
Ihe sonpe of this Aot is enlarged to
1. .'.,ido sli pemwns Ji.inlqg and nervine; wMW tlh- M-ijc:<ty'a Forces The
Unas) r.(tViin ��������� l.,.-fa tiie heirs or Aev-sea*
*f a tUooered iire-emstor may apply
for tltio ��� .-1,-r (bl* Act is ajuenfled
rrotn tar ��** roar-fraen the dealt, of
.���.uk-Ii i"*r wa, as formerly, until one
I ear aft��- ihe conr'istoii of the preseat
war. T.is privilege 1�� also made re-
No'fees relating to pre-emptions are
due or payable by soldiers 014 pre-
tsasltoins leoorded after Jane 88, 1SH
T.xoo nre remitted for Ore years.
1 1 n-va-ii-Ki for rsturn ef moneys ae-
e-ruu I. dt.�� and been pai4 sine* A-taust
4, 1U11. on aorouKt ot paymexts, lees
or Mses on LOidiere   pr*-ompt|Ao*.
Interest on atri-*em*nu te purchase
tov.n or city kns held by members ol
Alt.ed ITorecrt, or dependants. arwred
jlrect or I direct. roniHIed from .-n-
llrtraent to March iii.  1910.
I'r�����l..n mad* for Issuss-os of
n *.i rruiil to "i.li-piirohais-rs 0-
1 r we l.Hi.ri' aoqulrlM rights from
I���. , esatsere who failed te ootnplnt*
OUicJULS*, Involving fwrfettur*, on fui-
1 . m*ut ef eo-MsMMM of purchase, ������.
-.-.��...1 1.n-ss*. Where sub-wuruhas-
ri j do not Halm whsi* of original pa,
uel, vurmtmi ��� ortss d���� and taxes may
be distributed proportionately over
whols area. *Tj|i(is��tk...s must be
niaus by  May t, MM.
ORAssNa. -*
i*i��,   tor    systematic
todostry pro-
and  jange
-tas-ied  based
"Hy for nntab-
{Wnera   may
ilreith k   A
Java,.., muni <4
rrds-a  lor  gfa
adlilinu.ll nl),.
Annual gsassu,
���n numbars ra
n*hf��\    owners.      ...^^
-.u-iii   Asn..,.|niWMM far ��� ���-  ��
menl free, otjmmmm*W%L '"*"***���
for settlers, cuoiimwam irs.:��P*r"''u
to tsa head. m   m WHsssrs, un
. ROBERT M. STEWART. Preside,,
Head Office: 101 P.-mberton Block Victoria Ii n
Wanted: Listings of Properties for Sale or Lease
Subscribe   for   Portland   Canal   Newg
MII.K and ON
For information
to Salmon River, porJJ
Canal and Alice Arm min.
ing districts, apply t(
Mining Broker
Vancouver and Stewart
Canadian Nation!
��� ���iVir-]^
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    sasist,: it. e
sti-amers .���miliriK between Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Ocean nil
Swfinson'a Hay, Prince Rupert, Anyox, Btwart and Queen Charhsjg
Leaves Prince Rupert for Stewart, 10 p. m. Thursday, FebruaryW
17th., March 3rd.   17th & 31st.
Train Service:
Passenger   MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY and SATURDAY alEtt^j
for _
SiniLliei's, Prince George, Edmonton and Winnipeg, u:,Am -^
conneotiona for all points I��asl and South,
Eur further information apply to any Grand  i    ' - Pacific H*
���   or to <;. A. McNicholl, Asst. General Freight and
Passenger Agent, Prince Rupert.
���     ���     ���
Don't Miss
an Opportunity
When in Hyder be sure and
Fawn's Fruit Store on International A��J
near the Drug Store-the difference �� fj
will pay you for your trip. 1 :ir^e * 1
Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Hams and BJI
Butter and Eggs, at Greatly Reduced  ' |
visit H
PROPRIETOR PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   stewart, U.U., April,1, 1921
QN Place d'Armes in the City of Montreal stands a
- monument to Sieur de Maisonneuve who, landing
near this spot in the year 1642, founded the settlement
which is now the City of Montreal.
Facing Place d'Armes stands die Bank of Montreal, which
opened its doors for business a short distance from tlie
lama spot over one hundred and three years ago.
From die Sctdement founded by Maisonneuve, civiliz->ucn
has spread to the east and west until to-day the Dominion
of Canada extends from Halifax to Vancouver.
Likewise the Bank of Montreal has grown, until after over
a century of steady and conservative progress, it to-day
has Branches in all of the cities and larger to-vns in
Canada, with offices in the principal financial centres cf
the world, and correspondents in every country.
Capital Paid Up ��22,000,000.    Reserve ��22,O0J,O00.
Total Assets #360,150,812.85.
v. ��*Ltv  ','i
as j
Look at the map of British Columbia
with an unbiased mind. Roughly Vancouver is R00 miles from the same
point in the Peace River country that
is reach, d in 400 miles from Stewart,
which is the natural outlet for the
whole northern and eastern interior.
Nearly every settler in the Pence
River district is talking of railway
communication with the coast.
Speaking in broad terms there are
thirty-two millions of acres of the
Peace River district situated within the
boundaries of British Columbia, nnd
more than forty millions of acres within the Province of Alberta, most of it
being suitable agricultural land for
mixed farming or ranching. In addition there is a vast area nf minernl and
timber resources, theextentof which is
only beginning to be realized.
Immense deposits of anthracite   coal
have been located and the president of
the Peace River   Hoard   of  Trade  1s
authority for the statement   that   this
coal grades higher   than   Pennsylvania
con I.
Extensive exploration work is being
earned on in connection with oil and
already startling results have been   bo
tained. The oil sands arc located at a
depth of about sixteen hundred feet
and enough investigation has taken
place to be assured that they are of
wonderful extent. There is also an
abundance of natural iras.
The arja tinker cultivation at present
is only about three hundred thousand
acres nnd the population of the whole
district is about twenty thousand. The
first grain was sent out of the country
three years ago, and consisted of less
than one thousand bushels. Last year
nine million bushels were produced from
about a quarter million acres, the average wheat yield being thirty-live bushels to the acre or marly double the
average ofother portions of Alberta.
The land is also well adapted for the
raising of stock of all kinds, particu
larly hogs.
It is reasonable to suppose that if
two hundred und fifty thousand acres
are now producing nine million bushels
of grain, that within a very few yeans
there will be ten million acres producing three hundred ami fifty million buih
ell of grain, or roughly, ten million
Ask Help for
the Prospector
Resolutions affecting the marking of stakes for mineral claims
and the granting of financial assistance to prospectors -for mining development will be presented to the Oliver government
for consideration by the British
Columbia Prospectors' Association as the result of a meeting
at Nelson. The resolution respecting the marking of claim
stakes recommends "that the
Provincial Government be respectfully urged to have an enactment made under which it
shall be compulsory that all
stakes on mineral claims be
marked by a metallic disc, containing the prospector's number
or initials, the date of location
to be also marked on the disc
with a center punch or point of a
knife, the prospector to be supplied with the said disc on application at the various government
mining recorders'offices." Another resolution urges the granting of loans* up to $2500 to prospectors in amounts of $500, the!
government to retain all right to
claims involved until payment
is made.
British Empire
Gold Output
A preliminary report on gold i ��
production of the British empire!
for 1920 in  the Mining Journal
of London shows a general   de-
dine, as compared with the out-
! put of the previous year.   The
| Transvaal,    Western   Australia,
Rhodesia. India, Queensland and!
��� New  South  Wales reported decreased production and  Victoria1
'only an increased output of 152,-
702  fine   ounces,   compared   to
135,427 fine ounces in 1919.    The
grand  total for all British gold
fields is given at 10,091,078 fine
ounces ir. 1920.
Golskeish Shipping
The Golskeish Mining Com-
| pany, four miles from Anyox,
has been running a three drill
compressor and employing about
fifteen men all winteivand shipping regularly to the smelter.
The ore is gold quartz, and is
! particularly desired by the smelter company as a flux for its!
silica!., s. H. W. Heidman, the
discoveier and manager, has
done a lot of development work,
but has not yet run across any |
great values in gold.
Searching for Oil
Word comes from Prince Rupert that over one hundred oil
claims have been staked recently
on Graham Island, the big island
of the Queen Charlotte group.
There is also an asphalt concern
i interested here that is taking up
locations with a view of working
the shales which are said to be
sufficiently valuable to warrant
the expenditure of considerable
money in development work.
reductions   BIG  BARGAINS reductions
Salmon River
Trading CoV
Ext. quality, seamless
75c,  reduced       55
Hanson 3�� lb,  $1,  reduced  '.     85
Hand made wool, $1.25
reduced  1 00
All leather,  $1.50, reduced  1 15
All leather,  $2.50, reduced 2 10
Horsehide,   $1.50,   reduced 1 15
Heather, 2.00, reduced 1 65
Fancy knit,  1.20, reduced  1 00
Fancy  knit,   1.00, reduced      80
Mineral tanned, large
size, 2.00, reduced.. 1 65
Misses wool mitts, 75e,
reduced      50
Pride  of   the    West,
18.50, reduced  ....16 00
Pride  of    the  West,
15.00, reduced   ....12 50
Big Horn,   10.50,   reduced 8 50
Big  Horn,   14.00,  reduced     12 00
Big  Horn,   4\50,   reduced     3 75
Big  Horn,   3.75,   reduced     3 00
"Big  Horn,   7.50,   reduced     6 25
Pride of the West, No.
570, 3.25, reduced.. 2 75
Pride of the West, No.
566, 3.00, reduced.. 2 50
Pride of the West, No.
320,, 3.50. reduced.. 3 00
St. George  Unshrinkable. 3-50, reduced. 2 75
Elastic Knit,  3.00, reduced 2 00
Ames-Holden    Shoes,
8.00,   reduced  6 75
Simcoe rubbers, 6.00,
reduced  5 00
In addition to above our former prices on all makes of
Boots and Shoes, as well as on Rubbers, have all been reduced to meet the cost of new goods. We have put the
knife to Stanfield's Red Label Underwear. Also Nova
Scotia All Wool Garments. This is our loss and your gain,
and it is our endeavor to sell you any article in our stock
at   the   lowest market price.    ::::::::::   ;
Neilson's   and   Moir's   Chocolates,    Latest   Magazines   and
N.-vjptpars, Landing Library, Stationery
Ice Cream Parlor
Sole agent for the Imperial T)bacco Company and
New Westminster Brewery
Under new management, -m
Headquarters for Mining Men
in Portland Canal District
Your patronage solicited,
Your comfort, my first consideration.
European plan, $l.oo perday.   W. H. Tolin, M'gr.
Fifth St. Stewart, b.c.
Comfortable furnished rooms Barber shop in connection-
Cigars, Tobaccos, Soft Drinks      SOLO TABLES
P��wder for Prospectors
Announcement is made in a
letter, by Hon. William Sloan,
minister of mines, to the British
Columbia Prospectors Protective
Association, whose headquarters
are at Nelson, that the government will distribute blasting
powder to bona lide prospectors
at an advantageous cost.
Launch Provincial
Thoroughly Cosmopolitan.    The millionaire with his roll of bills
is as welcome as the prospector with his roll of blankets : : : :
Cigars, Toobaceos, Soft Drinks Card Tables, Magazines, Newspapers
JACK   McCOKMACK,    -   -   Proprietor
Leaves Rupert lor Stewart  Thursdays
alternating with G. T. I', boats
Estimates Furnished --   Work Guaranteed
Comer Auto Transfer & Jitney Service
Cars ply between Stewart and Hyder
Day and Night
(iaragi Corner tith anil Conway.        11. I'OMKK, Maniagci
Stand at stewart hotel       Tel. long l short PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, fl.u., April 1, 1921
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows: Placer Gold, $75,722,603;
Lode Gold, $100,272,431; Silver, $50,432,304; Lead. 43.821,106;
Copper, $153,680,965; Zinc, $16,818,487; Coal and Coke. $199,-
123,323; Building Stone, Brick, Cement. $29,991,757; Miscellaneous
Minerals, $786,918; making its Mineral Production to the end of
1919 show
The substantial progress of the Mining Industry in this Province
19 strikingly exhibited in the following figures, which show the value
of production for successive five-year periods: For all years to 1808,
inclusive, $94,547,241; for five years, 1896-1900, $57,607,967; for
five years, 1901-1905, $96,507,968; for five years, 1906-1910, $125, -
534,474; for five years, 1911-1915, $142,072,603; for the year 1010,
142,290,462; for the year 19.17, 137,010,392; for the year 1918,
$41,782,474; for the year 1919, $33,296,313.
Suppose the fish don't bite at
What be yer goin* to dew?
Chuck down yewr pole, throw out
your bait,
An' say yewr fishin's threw?
Right Hon. Andrew Bonar Law
has long been prominent in British politics, and since 1916 has
been the government leader in
the house of commons. He became lord of the privy seal in
Of  course  yew   hain't; yew're I January 1919.    Bonar Law was
Lode mining has only been in progress for about 33 years, and
not 20 per cent, of the Province has been even prospected; 300,000
square miles of unexplored mineral-bearing land are open for pros-
��� pecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal and the fee?
lower than those of any oth-jr Province in the Dominion, or any
Colony in the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such properties, security of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may
\>e obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
gofn' to fish,
An' fish, an' fish, an' wait
Until yew've ketched yewr basket full,
An' used up all yewr bait.
Suppose success don't come at
What be yew goin' tur dew?
Throw up ther sponge an'  kick
An' go tur feeling blew?
Uv course yew hain't, yewr goin'
tew fish,
An' bait, an' bait again;
Bimeby  success   will bite yewr
An' yew will pull him in.
Perpetual Motion
Here is a Socialist's   idea
perpetual motion:
Rags make paper.
Paper makes money.
Money  makes  banks.
Banks make paupers.
Paupers make rags.
Rags make paper, etc., etc.
first elected to the house of commons in 1900. He was a member
of Lloyd George's war cabinet as
chancellor of the exchequer from
December. 1916, to December,
1918, and* was one of the British
delegates to the Peace Confer-
ference in Paris in 1919. Born
in New Brunswick in 1858, the
son of the Rev. James Law and
Eliza Law; Bonar Law received
his education in Canada and in j
j the Glasgow high school. He
married Arnie Pitcairn Robley, !
of Glasgow, in 1891. She |
died  in 1909.
Comfortable rooms
Grill i
W. DANN, Proprietor
Headquarters for mining men during their st, -���
in the district '*irstay.
An Acrobat
Teacher: "Now that you have
read the story of Robinson Crusoe, Willie, tell me what kind of
a man you think he was."
Willie:    "He was an acrobat."
Teacher: "What makes you
think so; Willie?"
Willie:    "Because it said that
A Good Toast
Captain Jack Crawford, the
poet scout, was asked at a dinner,
given by the New York press
club, to respond to the toast,
"The Ladies." and rising,  said:
M. R. JAMIESON,   Prop.
Take notice that Lawrence  &_ Workman, whose address is Stewart," B. C.,
,,,,,,, , .    i will apply for a licence to take  and use
Here s to the happiest moments | tw0 ,.$& feet per second of water out
of Barney's Gulch,   which  flows   west-
of my life
Snug  in   the  arms of   another
man's wife���
My mother���God rest her.
Johnny Knew
"Which is the most delicate of
the senses?" asked the teacher.
"The touch," answered Johnny.
"How's that V' asked the teacher.
"Well," said Johnny, "when
you sit on a pin, you can't see it,
erly, and drains into Bear river, about
one mile from its mouth. The water
will be diverted from the stream at a
point about seven hundred feet easterly
from the foot of the mountain and will
Ih- u>ed for power purpose upon the adjacent land described as Government
wild land This notice was posted on
the ground on the 14th day of March.
1921. A copy of this notice and an ap-
ther. to  and to   the
Fred Dorev
Cassiar    Lar,.!    Districl   District!
Skeena, n< ar Sti vart, B. C��� mm
corner  of   Lot  Nn, 792, Cai<il
Take notice that Lawrence A- W��l
man,  of   Stewart,   B. ('., occupittl
Millmen, intend to apply for pernussE
to  purchase   ths  following itxiA
Commencing at a post planted Ml
plication pursuant
���'Water Act, 1914," will be   filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at  Prinre | feet south  i     the northeast corad
Rupert, B. C.    Objections to the jppH- j Lot No   792,   C'assiai   District, \:m\
cation may be filed with the said Water | ��outh   ten   cha     .  thence  east
RecordeJ   or  with   the Comptroller of I chains;  tl ������   north ti freer, etas'
Water  Rights,   Parliament   Buildings,   thence west to right-away of KM
after his day's work he sat down you can't hear it, you can't tasteI Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after' t',.im| Shortl     ��� ithil n\
on his chest."
it, but you know that it's there.
/   rf.lly Cp.
**, r'pi'atattmmngpT,
m. flmyffowmrCp
4.Ruth ���fran.iaSp.
S. Gmpptrrfiny Gp
��� Sunshino Cp.
7 Laktvimw Cp
its���ire Coppor rtiat
9. Bmar/Hvar Mna. Cm
10 ffma1 T,p Gp
11 Iisrornahanal Gp.
it Salman
IS. 8uatina Cp.
I4t Bush flint. Limirul,
iS. nmoral Hill Gp.
'imar fTiomrffam. Co
the tirst appearance of this notice in  a
loca1 newspaper.
By G. B. LAWRENCE, Agent
The date of  the  first  publication of
this notice is March 19, 1921.
said line of l fay to point of (si
msneement,    and     i ntainim w��f
acres, more or less.
G   B. LAWRENCE, Ap-lnsf
Dated March 14. 1921.
'7. Horoulat Cp.
IS  49. Cp.
19   r*llmwslmna Cp.
ta   f.y R.n Cp
tl   Baunotary Cap
tt Xmtttmm riinmmCm  Liml/mi
Diversion and U��
Tak<* Notice tl at Premier Gall
ing Company, I imited, ��'h''��e H*\
is Premier. B. C , will apply for if
cense t<> take ai d Bnd use20cobk|
per second of water out of Norfl!
Cascade Creek, all   known as '
Creek, which flov utherlyiM"
into Salmon River about 1000feejj
International Boundary, The watasj
be diverted fn n the stream st 11
someTno feet north of the bridjej
Missouri Trail crossing Cases*!
tod will be used for Po��
TAKE NOTICE that W.A. Meloehe
whose address is Stewart, B.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use 36
cubic feet per second and to store BOOf)
acre feet of water out of Cascade
creek which flows southwesterly and
drains into Salmon river about twelve
miles from its mouth. The storage
dam will be located at the outlet of
Long Lake. The capacity of the reservoir to be created is about 5000 acre
feet, and it will flow about 200 or more
acres of land. The water will be di
verted from the stream at a paint about
1500 ft from Silver lake and will be used j ~n t)i(, -,t.( ,     . y ���.,-.: as
for   mining   (hydro electric)   purposes | ., n   I(1I&
upon the mine described  as  the Spider i er *1��,,s- .    n-mfo
group of mining claims consisting of Cascade Fork No a, -*" |
Spider No.l, No.2 and No.3 claims, posted on the ground on the im
This notice was posted on  the  ground  januarv pr'i   4 copy otthisWWB
on the 24th day of January, 1921. A copy j      ���,���,���.'",��� t)Ur9U8nt thereto w*
an api'iH *������" " i ,,j
the "Water Act, 1614   wil hj
the office of the Water MM
at Prince Rupert. Objection��J
plication may be filed w*b*-"i
I ter Recorder, or with tl* <�����
of Water Bights, Parliament!
Victoria, a
I the first appearai
I local new
publicati '^l>
4 th, 1921.
,1,1 Mitnns w
L P-Ui
of this notice and an application pursn
unt thereto, and to the "Water Act.
19U", will he tiled In the office of th.
Water Hecorder at Prince ltup��rt, t)h-
.iectlons to the apnllcatlon may lie. ft.ed
with Ihe said Water Hecorder or with
the Comptroller of Wales UlKhts, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. <".. within thirty days after the tirst appearance
iif this notice in a local newspaper.
W.A. MELOCHE, Applicant.
By John Hovland, agent
The date  of the first publication of
this notice ia Feb. 4th 1921.
'' l8te oftw
Diversion  and Use
Take Notice that Premier Gold   Mining Company, Limited whose address is
will appl
Premier ' >
Applicant, by
>iy for a license
feet per second
Be** ft,vc*,
5*4,1*0* RrvtmA
Sc&Je of Ml lea
p .        i
Premier, B. C
to take and use 10 cubic
of water out of East Fork, Cascade
Creek also, known as Hovland Creek,
which flows southerly, and drains into
Cascade Creek and Salmon River about
1000 feet from International Boundary.
The water will be diverted from the
stream at a point about 1500 feet north
from Bridge crossing Cascade creek on
Missouri Trail near Lot 3610. Cascade
Forks Claims and will be used for Power purpose upon Premier mine described
as Power House to be located on Lot
3607 Cascade dorse No. 5. This notice
was posted on the ground on the 31st
day of January 1921. A copy of this
notice and an application pursuant to
the ".Water Act 1914" will be filed in
the office of the Water Recorder at
Prince Rupert. Objections to the application may be filed with said Water Re-
oorpai or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parlament Buildings, Victoria, B. ('., within fifty days after the
hi .1 appearance of this notice in a local
newspaper. The date of the first publi
cation of this  notice  is   February 4th,
Premier Gold Mining Company, Limited, Applicant.
By Dale L. Pitt, Manager.
��� .'Daljfi
mei* I
v. I
In the i
Portia"-1 J*
lbs take,'    ,
'tlonal   Fraction,
mineral claims, a
Canal    mining
When- located
Valley, i" tjje
Division, h d lying
Group-i !��� <���<���'�� \%m\
Tate notice that I       w
ot Stewart, l..<-..
catc   Ni     I
F>  M
B   Wilsi
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