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Portland Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
VOL. 2, NO. 47
STEWART, B. C,   April 22,   1921
SS the year���10 G the Copy
John Haati, better  known   as
John the Finn," returned from
ihe south tyy the Albert last Sat-
Lrday,    and   has   immediately
Fresh milk at Tooth's
A team of heavy black  horses
way on the actual construction
just   ab -e   the   timber line, on
the east side of  the   valley,   di-,
rectly above the mouth   of  Bear     J-Scott and  J. Reinholt were��� arrived   for   Grant   Mahood #n
river,   and   is   the   ground that a���"*! the arrivals   on   the hist1 Saturday's boat. of the Premier tramline, and ac-
Jolin staked just before the snow boat* The Provincial arrived in port cording to P.   H.  Graham,  who
:'    "    n,!,"""f        ���'    *| Ml last fall, which matfe such a! . Koy Clothier left on the boat: last night from Prince Rupert, has   charge of the installation,
Stir   in    the    camp   when   he, for the south, last Saturday,  on , with four passengers,
brought in samples   of   ore run- a business trip. William   Cameron   last   week
nn.g as high as 1100 ounces in mMm Rejd Qf ^ Cliffi lost all his chickens. It is be-
8 TVier* ��� i     ��� house in Hvder, is still  confined Ilievtd dogs took them.
th!! hVhglTZVZtto his bed with rheumatism-  LDaie L ���\rrv of the
possible, and to rawhide the ore! Murdock McLeod, who has' P'"em'er m,np- 'eft.for the south,
down the hill for shipment. spent the winter at the Granby, '< S^day, on a business trio.
returnt-d on the Albert. Jack Cameron, who has spent
J.  Kowsell.   who has been in I fhe past five��r si,x months fish-
the south for a feV months.   re-,ng' murned on last Saturday s
Work   has   started  in a small He also will buy all the supplies
~n the Silverado group. He has
jn this work taken Albert Peter-
hon into partnership. They have
been busy ever since John's return accumulating supplies, etc.,
Ind transporting them as far as
Do?sib!e up the hill.
he Silverado group is situated
here that can be obtained.
Lumber is a big item in the
tram construction, it being estimated that a million feet will be
used.   This will  keep not only
ll,,'..,,i Su-lion ��f .iai  Salmon Women's Auxiliary  to  Stewart tur,led to Stewart on Saturday'.-
General Hospital
River Road
Work on the Alaskan  section
(he Salmon river road   is   al-
)��ady under way; a crew of men
ive   been   working   for   some
The annual meeting of the
Women's Auxiliary to the Stewart General Hospital was held on
April   13   in   the Newell block.
M. Ellison returned on Saturday from the Nechaco valley,
where he has a farm near Van-
Royal Salad Dressing. Use only the
best.   Salmon River Trading Co.
A number of local people have
been having very good results
fishing for flounders from the old
lee, with a view to eomplet-! were read and adopted. An ad-
jp: it before the water gets tooj dress was given by the presi-
L'h. jdent,   Mrs.    P.   S.   Jack.     The
jC. W. Cheatham, superintend- i secretary, Mrs. W. H. Watson, j Tooth's.
lit for the bureau of public)read a report on the work which! Mee
[ads in Alaska, was  in   Hyder the auxiliary  had  done for thej Wome..
ing  the  past week  for the past year.   The secretary,  Mrs. other Tuesday  at  the home cf
irpo.ie of looking over the situ-*���*��� *��- Gibson,  gave   a   financial ��� m,.s< Clothier.
|on with Road Foreman T.  H. I statement, showing a balance inl    ��-,,,,., .   T     .
rs        ���>. ,,'i-ho hor.L-r>r cia 9,1     t��-     ���     j        Frank   McArthur   and   L.  A.
ans.    On arrival he was we   ithG bank of ^19 24.    It was   de-i��� ... _ "1 JTl
i ���.   r   -     ,-���, >iHwUnmaiio��nilnnnn��i r���r. ~t Hanna of the office staff of tfc s|
ased to find so htt e snow,   as PKle(- to make the annual fee of .        .        .      . ,   .      . '
..        j> \   llrha  nnviiiur-,  tun  ;^o.����� i    e Premier mine, left for the south
a ow  of an early start tne   a,-xl,lar.V   W.5Q, instead of
Several  Hyder sports   intend     Sam Gurley returned from the
past on the  Texas creek| Minutes of the previous meeting taking in the Dempsey-Carpen-!gouth on Saturday andhastaken
tier 12-routid bout in New Jersey l]phisresjdencejn  hjg cabjn ,n
onJuly2- | the west end.
Drink Union-made Silver  Springs at
there will soon be from 150 to the Hyder mil! but the Lawrence
200 men employed. Mr. Graha.m, & Workman mill at Stewart
accompanied by his son, Wayne, keyed up to a little extra speed
and his foreman, Pete Sandon, for awhile,
arrived from Spokane Saturday. i There will be 150 ordinary
Monday he went over the line towers built, the timber for
with the engineer, P. R. Backus, 'which can be secured on tfie
from the wharf to the mine, re- 'ground. In addition twelve ten-
turning Tuesday. He said that |sion towels will be necessary,
he was agreeably surprised by i An ordinary tension tower takes
the accessibility of the route, 'about 13,000 feet of lumber,
and anticipates no particular j Then there are the three angle
trouble in landing all supplies cn j stations and the two terminals,
the ground. The tram practic-; making 167 supports for the tram
ally parallels the wagon road, in all. Mr. Graham will also
and in no place is it any great supervise the construction of the
distance away from it. 14000-ton   ore   bunkers   at   the
Mr. Graham has been building i wharf ���   He says he is going to
trams for the Riblet   people   for rush th(r wo,rk as fast as possible,
,u    i    f  o-   .������..-.  ������^i ���ifu^,,���u but at that he figures lt wil take
the   ast 2o years, and a though;  ��� ... ��� .      6     , ,    ..      ��� ,
** , .     ... ���    ��    -        u    six months to complete the job
making his home in Spokane he anrj he ������������ have to face the first
is   away   so   much   that   he   is J heavy snows of next winter.
Paddy   Bagan,   an    old   time
hardly acquainted with it.    His
last work, which took more than
tings of St Mark's Church -skinnP1'   for   the Premier mine, a year, was constructing a tram
n's Auxiliary are held ever, J*���? ??* *? ^ m ^ t0 th? 8UlphUP 'deP��Sit Bt Unimak
Albert last Saturday. pass. for a Chicago company.
See our  advt. for Special   Bargains.       Mr.    Graham   Stated that it is
Ing made on this year's work. \*- with 25 cents quarterly
by the last boat.
It is proposed this year to
|ivel the entire surface of the
lin road up the Salmon river,
tether   teams   or light trucks: not
It was moved by Mrs. Watson, I    Tom Jones- while  fishing   off
that unless special   business   ne- the old dock last Saturday morn-
cessitated, regular meetings be'1"*?-  cau^ht  a  skate   weighing
held   throughout   the sum- about 115 P��unds-
Salmon River Trading Co
Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart,
and child, who have been spending the winter in Victoria, returned on the Albert Saturday.
Mrs. W. George has returned
from a somewhat extended visit
in the south. She brought back
her dog, Nigger, who was pleased
The stationary or carrying
cable will be one inch solid steel,
and the traveling cable five-
eighths of an inch in diameter.
When completed this will be
the second longest tramline on
the continent���the longest being
his intention to employ   all   the|">i   miles    and   owned by  the
local residents he can secure, and I E?I2?&TrBmway comPany> in
��� ,      11 ,.      ai ���    l tnax state,
hopes to be able to get sufficient
help here   to   obviate tlie neces-
Bill   Murphy's   house on  Premier avenue   has   been secured
sity of sending outside for men j for an office.
Drill Steel Stolen
Public Meeting
be   used   for   hauling this ���mer months.    This was seconded     William Fraser   is'this   week when   he  landed on the Stewart
|vel has not yet been decided. I -V   ^rs-   (-''-so'1   and    carried,  engager! in making   some   alter- dock.
latter of constructing a trail officers,   Mrs.   Jacc,
Texas  creek  flats, and Has Ident- Mrs-   Watson,   secretary;
fish creek, and another across I Mrs*    Mclntominey,
returned on the Albert last  Sat-
bay,   between     Thursday    and
The spring move in realty  has IMonday    last.     The   News   is
commenced.    Last Saturday W. .authorized   to   state   that   it is
���esidence  on known who took this  steel;  but
H. Tolin sold   his
gravel   will be put on im-1    Miss Ryan moved, seconded by ! ations to the Stewart News Go's
lately   the  grading machine j ^r*- Davie, thata vote of thanks building oq Fifth street.
graded tin th ft mad : be tendered the retiring officers. !   D       ��� .  ,,        0 j   n    ���
*-'"u��� -V otits ruau. f       ** Ramsay s Cream Soda  Crackers, one
Cheatham.has   taken   up Camed' ��� RivJrTrldin? c0*heaper t00,   Salmon| Fifth street   to   William   Craw-(thai:   if  it   is   returned   within
fE.  H.  Flory,  superintend-!    M,'qs  R-V'an   mo\-fd,   seconded     vt - ford.   The consideration is  not reasonable time, nothing will be
] of Alaska national forests, | by Mrs. Jancowski, that the four!    Mrs.   Grey,   wife  of William known,   but   both   parties    are Laid.    On the Other hand, if it is
Grey, of the Hyde.   I      ber Co., j satisfied.     Mr.   Crawford    and n0t returned, action, with a view
family   moved   into  their   new to recovery, will be taken.
TWO lengths -of drill Steel. J A public meeting was held in the
about 20 feet long, were Stolen Stewart hotel on Tuesday evening last
from McGee's Cabin   on   Marmot|*��  d'80*138  matters   pertaining  to  the
local hospital. Dr. Davis gave a very
illuminating address on the, financial
condition of the hospital, and brought
out many points of interest. He also
dealt with tho guarantees  which  were
p    expectation
jbe done.
that    this
fance at King Edward
bout fifty couples attended
ry enjeyable dance given in
'"ing Edward hotel on Sat-
J.v   last   in   honor of George
and   Mrs.   Gibson, treasurer; be
re-elected for the   coming   year.
C-aiT'ed\ last.    Among them were a num-
The     following    ladies   were ber of returned men  looking for
elected on  the   executive:    Mrs. \ work.
C. Knippel, Mrs.  H.   Stratford,'
Mrs. Wm. Jancowski.
urday, from a visit to Seattle.      ; home the first of the week
Fifty-seven   passengers came
in   on   tlie   Albert on Saturday
Norman McLeod, who has been
employed all winter with the
Hyder    Auto    Jitney   Service,
Moved   by   Miss   Ryan,    sec
'���ii   of Prince Rupert, who|onde(i 1>y Mrrf- Mclntominey. that. |eaves this week for the south on
on the   Albert.    An   ex-1 mating adjourn.    Carried. | his way to the Fort  Norman  oil
Tea was served by  Mrs. New- fields,
ell, and a vote of thanks  passed     Don't go home hungry.    Get a lunch
to    Mrs.    Newell    for  the USe of j at Tooth's Smoke Shop.
her room- E# H_ Bartholf and Pete  Low,
who have been in Hyder waiting
it   luncheon   was served at
light, with the dining   room
attendance.     The   or-
p"a, consisting of Mrs.
(kinson, P. S.Jack and J. P.
?tt, left nothing to be de*
[in the way of dance music.
(Special to The News]
Iria  and. Vancouver   Boards of
[are   planning  an   excursion to
��.   Anyox  and   Prince Rupert.
1 'S yet set, nor is   it  definitely
��ow long  they   will   remain iii
hi miner* In Great Britain are
Hnke, though owinjr to ditler-
[ opinio,, in the triple alliance
-pathetic   mike     has     been
Will Be One of the Best
With extensive alterations toi to the Salmon a few days ago to
the King Edward   hotel   diningi fmish takin* in t,,l'ir sll,,|)ii,'s t0
.. ��� ,       !the Outland Silver Bar.
room,    the   management    have,
given to the people of Stewart, j Who was the Vancouver sport.
as well as the traveling public, visiting Stewart, that paid $5
one of the most up-to-date dining: for '
rooms in British Columbia.    Mr.
Peanut Butter, (Unicornbrand) fresh
and rich in oil,    S. R. T. Co.
Trail Blazer Returns
Pat   Benson   returned   to his;    Dan Davis was among the ar-
property on Fish Creek, Tuesday rivals on the Albert  last   week.
last. Mrs. Benson, who is staying at the Baldwin hotel, will,
in.a few days, join her husband,
but will be back in Stewart for
the next boat to meet her sister,
Miss Jean McDonald, who will
spend the summer with her.
He is one of the oldtimers in the
district, being the first shoemaker in Stewart, and one of
the original locators'of the New
Alaska. He has taken up his
residence in the international
stone house in Hyder,   and   has
R. J. McDonnell, who has been I already started a vegetable gar-
south for some weeks, returned^" in Caliada and lhe Umted
to Hyder last Saturday.    During States
his   absence   he   had  extensive
��� alterations made to his hotel, the
tor better weather, went lucK up   AI    , ..
.   .,    ��� , .      , .    Alaskan, converting   the   w
Clothier Is Optimistic
ole I    George Clothier arrived on the Albert
last Saturday and spent  the   week   in
: Stewart   in  connection   with   departmental business.    Mr.  Clothier states
of the groiTnd floor  into  a  pool
and billiard hall.    In   returning
he brought with him for in-1 that tbe mining industry in thia district
stallation lour pool and one bll-lis attracting more attention than ever
liard table. in the south.    Owing to the fact that a
lot of the big mining companies have
e o
Stewart now has a place where
shut down, owing to the   low   price of
the boys can go in   the  evenings metals, it is reasonable to suppose that
Tolin informed* the News that
the next boat will bring in lady
waitresses, and also beginning
the first  of   the month, that the
terminal city.
O. A. Mavbe   of
believing   it   to   be
gladness?   The   get   i'i-'i''   'l111*'1-1 and play a game  of  billiards  or I thay will this year use their organize-
men are not all  located   in   theipg^   Wednesday tha Sourdough r-01-* for *���-������ purP0*-6 of looking up new
l.-M- ���i        , .,     fields:   therefore,   In   Mr.    Clothier's
Di hard parlor was opened in the .,     ���  ,    . i   ;
f ���    ���a I opinion, this di lnct will receive during
the (lanada DUlldmg two doors below the old the coming summer considerable atten-
almost forgotten fifty rent meal i Life, arrived from the south and | Traders' bank.- Soft drinks andtinn, though he does not expect much
will again find iis place on his spent the week in Stewart, lie! cigars are on tap. and peanuts:'" develop In this line unti about
dining room menu. This, he! leaves for Prince Rupert on thej and popcorn, red hot from a
says, will be in line with other Provincial today. Mr, Maybe roaster, will later be on the bill
reduction*-in   the  dining  room| coven the territory from Ocean of fare.   Austin Henderwn and
the  I      i   William Lavelle Of Alice Arm are th. Salmon river, haa left Seattle for a
I the proprietors. trip to Mexioo,
has voted by   a   majority of
_ favor of hone dry legislation,
prevent  the  importation   0f. prices that it is  his intention to  Falls north, and I
that provinoe make. I to Prince Georgt
made him, but to date have not been
fulfilled. Following Dr. Davis a number of speakers took the floor, and a
very interesting discussion ensued; the
outcome of which was a motion, carried
without a dissenting voice, requesting
the hospital board to confer with the
doctor with a view of finding a solution
to the present financial difficulty, and to
submit their findings to a future public
meeting for endorsation.
Frizzell Sells Out
J. O. Lyons having purchased Friz-
zell's meat markets in Stewart and
Hyder, arrived on the Albert last Sat.
Iirday to take over the business. In
order to thoroughly renovate the cold
storage plant in Hyder, he brought
with him T. Johnson, mechanical superintendent of Barton & Co.,- Seattle.
Mr. Lyons was one of the tirst to enlist
m the 11th C. M. K's. in Vancouver.
On proceeding overseas, he went on
draft to the 7th Battallion in France,
with which he served for some eight
months. Being wounded at Bully
Greney in 1917. he was invalided tirst
lo England, and then back to Canada.
He is a butcher by profession, and on
being discharged from the army went
back to his trade. Mr. Lyons brought
his wife and child with him and has
taken up permanent residence in Hyder,
where he will make his headquarters.
R. E. Moore, manager for P, Burns &
Co, In Prince Rupert, came in with Mr.
Lyons to look over the situation. Being
well satisfied he returned to Rupert by
the same boat.
Don't forget tu show up at
the May Day Dance, given
hy the Citizens' Association, on April 27. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, c.u., April 22, 1921
rPL.        T>^��il��s,^I     r*n-r.ol     "V a wo dangerous for peeple to pass certain spots,    there
The  Portland  Canal  .TNewsjis *o excuse in the world for this condition of
Government road work,  we
H.  W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
Advertising  Rates:
Display Advertising. 50 cents per inch per issue. Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line.
Special Position Display or Reading, 25 per cent above
ordinary rates.
Certificate of 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 Page
affairs to continue,
understand, commenced in Alice Arm some time
ago. Why has it not been started in this district?
We venture to say that if a proper system of road
supervision were in operation this menace to .the
life and limb of the public would, ere this, have
been eradicated and a start made to repair the
road before it gets too bad.
1921   SEASON
The mining industry in this camp has
had its ups and downs.   We have seen the
optimist quietly and doggedly hanging on
from season to season, backing his faith
in the country with everything at his disposal.   Listening to the pessimists, with
a smile, when they would rant and rave,
curse and knock the country, and finally
to leave and go away,  "never to return."
Invariably  these  gentlemen  come back,
converted into optimists.   Optimists, why?
For never in its history has the mining industry of this Portland Canal  promised
greater things for the future than with
the advent of this 1921 season.   Stewart
as a mining center is on the map to stay.
Put your ear to the ground.   From every
quarter comes the murmurings of greater,
and still greater development, in spite of
the fact  that  prices of metals are very
low, some even below the cost of production, and the money markets of the world
are tighter than at any time since the
days  of '93.   There  being  little or  no*
money for investment coming from Europe,
owing to the excessive rates of exchange,
which condition is also making itself felt
in the manufacturing of this continent to
such an extent that if it had not been for
the Federal Reserve banks of the U. S. A.,
North America would have experienced a
financial panic that would have rivalled
for severity that of 1893.   ln spite of these
unparalleled conditions for mining development, what do we find?   We  find  the
eyes of the mining world upon this northern-section.   The big  mining  corporations, many of whom have closed their
mines in other places, have now time to
look around for new fields, and will utilize
their organizations for this purpose; therefore, it is safe to expect  that  these  big
companies will, as soon as the snow permits, have their engineers looking  over
this districts, willing to take hold and de-
velope mines, if they can get properties
at reasonable prices and terms.   With the
Premier an established mine, and one that
will soon  gain world  wide  reputation,
nothing now can  retard the  legitimate
development of the vast mineral wealth at
present lying dormant in and around the
head   of Portland  Canal, and   this 1921
season will, before it closes, prove to be
the one in which great developments will
find their birth.
Victoria Times: As a naval man of
enviable accomplishments and in possession of an international reputation of which he
may be justly proud; Rear-Admiral Sims would
hardly be true to his calling if he came out flat-
footed for a greatereduction in naval organization.
At the same time he qualifies any leaning he may-
have for the perpetuation of his own profession
with the suggestion that the whole problem should
I be thoroughly considered. But he speaks as
plainly upon the subject of a navy's purpose as he
has done upon those occasions when his candor
has shaken the walls of officialdom to their very
foundations. He says that "if a man tells you we
need a large navy to do our share in the policing
the sees of the world, don't believe him. The
navy is for one purpose, to fight." Of course it
is. He could have said the same about armies.
Here is the crux of the whole question. As long
as the nations of the world continue to pile up the
various forms of fighting equipment somebody
will devise a means for its use in spite of the
League of Nations. Do away with it and diplomacy���secret or open -will demand men of business instead of men schooled in political intrigue.
15. C. Land Surveyor
Stewart, B.C.
Dental Surgeon,    PRINCE RUPERT.
JJ#   W.  M.   ROISTON
B. C.
Leading hotel in northern
british columbia
H. B. ROCHESTER, Managar
European Plan $1.50 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 of    m
Land N\ fnin'msnis
Minimum prlrs of first-clnss lam!
reduced to lo an aero, st-i-untl-ulaju to
K &0 un arrs. .
I're-emption now confined to sur-
veyed lai'ds only.
Records will lie granted covering only
laid Huitahlc '.or *,-*rU-itltura,l purpose*
aid which Is non-Umber land.
Partnership pro-oruptions abnltihed,
but parties it not mors than four may
arnviife for adjsoent pr��-*��mpU->rU(
with Joint residence, but such iri'ialw,
necessary improvuuents on respective
It will soon be time for the Allied
Supreme Council to make known its intentions towards Germany in the event of her continued refusal to pay the reparations bill. The
present policy of occupation does nothing more
than impress a few thousands of her population.
Such revenue as may be exacted through an allied
customs zone will merely contribute towards the
cost of maintaining the troops on foreign soil. If
it is intended that the debtor nation shall discharge
her obligation it would be better to commence a��W '"'*
more definite squeezing process a little nearer
Berlin. A march to the capital may not be practical for many reasons; but the seizure of German ports with all the available shipping, and a
few of the larger industrial plants would impress
her a good deal more effectively than the sort of
friendliness which appears to have sprung up between the people of Duesseldorf and the troops
quartered there. The longer the delay the more
difficult it will be to apply sterner measures.
Germany stjll thinks she cannot pay the indemnity bill. But it must be remembered that she
was under the impression she could not be licked
on the battlefield.
When the police of British Columbia have
been supplied with an X-ray apparatus they maybe able to detect quite a number of infractions of
the present Prohibition Act.
Pre-eu-piors must occupy claims tor
flye years and m, il . Improvements to
value nf |4d per nrre, itxiludlna cloar-
I: g and cultivation of at i.-.i.-t 6 mcrm,
before reSStYnsg Crown Grant.
Where prs-cmptst In occupation not
li -" thaii il years, and has faaAe ni-e-
ponlonMe Improvements, he may, be-
ossnaa of Ill-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermedials ourtlAoate of improvement and transfer his claim.
Records wit K'nit permanent residence may be Issued, provided uppli-
o.int makes Improvement-; to ettent ot
;:.���" per arinum and reeorde sacae each
year, failure to make Improvements
or record same will eperate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained in
le*n than 5 yeara, and Improvements
of ..������',<> per acre, Including i acres
dee red mid cultivnted, and residence
of at :��� .-..-i t years are required.      %
I*re-emptor holding Crown grajst
may reccuJ another sre-ernptton, tf lie
requires l.rnd In coijuoetlon with (lis
farm, wltheut actual ocoitfiatien, provided statutory improvements male
aid rer-ideace lualniaTtied on Crown
granted land.
U-.-nm-ej-ed areas, not exeeedtag to
acres, muy be Leaded an he��o��lie*;
title to bo obtained after fulfilling rasf-
aeutlal and Improvement cojidjSuns.
For graatag arid industrial parpi'sss
arias esiweding 6J0 uorts may be
leusefl uy ono person or company.
I,   factory   or   Industrial   sites  on
awseegM   40   mart
MMttnoa inch*!
It was necessary to take a temporary adjournment in New York's police CQurt the other day because a quart bottle of confiscated liquor exploded
in the pocket of a detective. It must have been
pretty powerful evidence.
John Bull can be depended upon to drive his
own bargains with Soviet Russia. The British
merchant from time immemorial has possessed a
peculiar faculty for looking after his business undertakings in foreign countries. President Harding's slower movement towards a Russian-American pact does not entitle him to set the example
for Great Britain.
This, as every one knows, is a new
road. It was graveled last year for the
first time; the traffic over it is increasing
every week. While the snow was on the
ground no one could have wished for aI ^TFV[/ A DT NFW^ Cf\
better road; but now the snow has gone, HI,WO      IAJ.
and the thaw has softened the surface,   with the
result that with the heavy traffic it is in very bad
condition. This, though, is not the worst feature.
The greater part of the road has been cut out of
the rock of the mountain side, thereby leaving
high broken bluffs, more or less, hanging over it.
The ice and frost of winter working in the crevices has, with the thaw, loosened large masses of Sule Agent for the Imperial Tobacco Comm
this rock to such an axtent that it is now positively j and New Westminster Be��r
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Latest Magazines and Newspapers. Lending
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by pxlsiiTi�� roods may be purobxued
conditional upo*i construct ion nf h ro id
to them. 1-cbute of eps-kaat of oeflt rf
roud. not a-wsudlng half of purohaaie
price. Is made.
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.tioiutie ah per-sa-s Joining a-J nerving win, life M a July's Fi. root ��������
me within which the heirs or iWviteas
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��� 1 >..,���, as formerly, until oue
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war 1-iala privilege ia also made' re-
Mo less rataUM to preemptions are
dus   pr   payable  by   soldiers   on     ore
emtttioin reoorded after June at   fern
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ir..v*.io���   for  rsttsm  of money,'
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T��l��Il#Il���l1-1      ���  L*i ���    '.'-ili'-W
TZeaJTiV JTWS ll I  ,'i    IW. HU
Capital Paid Up ��22,000,000 Reserve $>22,U0U,lA>0
Total Assets ^<0,150,812.83
board op Directors
Sir. Charles Gordon, g.b.e., Vice-President.
R. B. Angus, Esq.
Lord Shaughncssy, K.C.V.O.    ��
C. R. Hosmer, Esq.
H. R. Drummond, Esq.
D. ioibcs Aligns, Esq.
Wm. McMaster, Esq.
Lt-Col. Herbert MoLson, C.M.G., M.
Harold Kennedy, Esq.
H. \7. Beauclerk, Esc..
G. B. Fraser, Esq.
Ccl. Henry Cockshutt.
J. H. Ashdown, Esq.
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Sir Lomcr Gouin, K.C.M.G.
Gen. Sir Arthur Currie, G.C.M.G., KX.B., LL.D.
Prar.cr.es  in  every   important   city  and   town  in  Ginada   and
N> y f.i.indiand.     Offices    in    London   (Eng.).    Paris    (France),
New York, Chicago, S.-n Francisco, Spokane, and Mexico Cny.
Corrcspondfnts in every part of the world.
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Look at the map of British Columbia
with an unhiased mind. Roughly Vancouver is 800 miles from the same
point in the Peace Kiver country that
is readied in 400 miles from Stewart,
which is the natural outlet for the
whole northern and eastern interior.
Nearly every'settler in the Peace
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, and
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 mineral 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   Board   of   Trade   is
authority for the statement   that   this
coal grades higher   than   Pennsylvania
Extensive exploration work is being
carried un in connection with oil and
already startling results have been   bo
I taincd. The oil sands are located at a
depth of about sixteen hundred feet
and enough investigation has taken
place to be assured   that   they are   of
j wonderful   extent.    There   is   also   an
: abundance of natural gas.
The arja un ier cultivation at present
I is only about   three   hundred   thousand
; acres and 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
i than one thousand bushels.    Last   year
| nine million bushels were produced from
about a quarter million acres, the average wheat yield being thirty-five bush-
i ids to the acre   or   nearly   double   the
| average of other portions   of   Alberta.
j The land is also well adapted   for   the
j raising of stock of all   kinds,   particu
j larly hogs.
lt is reasonable   to   suppose   that  if
! two hundred and fifty thousand acres
are now producing nine million bushels
of grain, that within a very few years
there will be ten million acres producing three hundred and fifty million bush
els of grain, or roughly, ten million
Granby Coy's
The Granby Consolidated Mining, Smelting and Power company has completed the equipment at the Blainey loading dock
near Ladysmith by installing a
rubber belt conveyor 1300 feet
long which connects the small
storage bins with hold of a vessel at the wharf. In the coal
washing plant at Cassidy seven
Overstrom concentrating tables
have been installed for the purpose of more thoroughly cleaning
the slack coal than was possible
with jig alone. A new radia
drill, a shaper and other equipment have been added to the
machine shop. The main slope
has been extended about 1000
feet, thus reaching a total
length of 3500 feet, passing
through that part of the field in
litigation and into that section
the title of which is not in dispute. A Dor thickener is being
installed near the washing plant;
the tank of the thickener is 75
feet in diameter by 13 feet on a
corcrete foundation. The ventilating equipment at the mine
has been enlarged by the installation of a Cirocco fan with a
capacity of 150,000 cubic feet of
air a minute.
Dividends From
the Metal Mines
Dividends    from    the   metal
mines of Washington, Idaho and
! British   Coiumbia   totalled   $7,-,
225,865 for 1920,  compared with j
$5,198,397   for   1919.    The chief j
1 increase was in the Coetir d'Al-j
, ene,   where   the   dividends  for
1920 have been $5,063,500,   compared   with   $2,663,500   in 1919.
(This increase was chiefly due to
the   dividends   of  the Callahan
j Zinc and the Hercules companies.
j Only one mine  in   Washington,
exclusive of coal,  has  declared
! dividends in the last two years.
! This is the Electric Point.
i M I IM I N G   MEN
opened their office  in   Stewart
wish to herewith inform the  Mining
public that the prices for the princi
pal metals will be as follow*
Gold, Silver, each, - -
Gold and Silver, each, -
Copper, Lead, each, - -
Gold, Silver and Copper,
Gold. Silver and Lead
Other Metals on application
10 per cent discount on five samples
at one time.
20 per cent discount on ten  samples
at one time.
Provincial Assayer
Tone up Your Appetite With Some
of the Following Suggestions . . .
Christie's Assorted Biscuits and Crackers
Empress Assorted Jams Sheriff's Marmalade
Canadian Honey Fancy Cleaned Currants
White Ribbon Seeded Raisins     Green Circle Sultana Raisins
Libby's Dill Pickles
Chow Chow Green and Stuffed Olives
Blue Label and DelMonte Catsup
DelMonte    and    Libby's    Asparagus
Curtis'    Roasted    and    Peeled    Pimi��ntos
Elkhorn Cheese, Assorted Dunbar Pickled Shrimps
Channel Herring        Golden Haddies
Blue Point Oysters Saanich Clams
Libby's Red Alaska Salmon
Alabastinc in All Shades Floor and Furniture
Stains and Varnishes
Salmon River
Trading Coy
The same standard for Stewart as we have maintained for the past
twenty-one years on the North Coast.
The Best Meats at the Lowest Prices
King Edward Hotel
STEWART,   -   B.  C.
. . .YOUR   COMFORT. . .
. .$1.00 PER DAY. . ���
W.    H.    TOLIN,
Fifth St. Stewart, b.c.
Comfortable furnished rooms Barber shop in connection
Cigars, Tobaccos, Soft Drinks       SOLO TABLES
Thoroughly Cosmopolitan.   The millionaire with his roll of bills
is as welcome as the prospector with his roll of blankets : : : :
Cigars, Toobaccos, Soft Drinks Card Tables, Magazines, Newspapers
JACK   MeCORMACK,    -    -   Proprietor
Keep Your Money
In Stewart ....
Why Mend l.aumliy out vf Tewn?
Latimer Home Laundry can ilo the
work, ('loihes Cleaned and Pressed,
Darning. Clothes called for weekly.
Launch Provincial
Estimates Furnished --   Work Guaranteed
I eavei Rupart for Stewnrt  Thursdays
alternating with G, T. P. boats
Comer Auto Transfer & Jitney Service
Cars ply between Stewart and Hyder
Day and Night
Parage Corner tith and Conway.        11. COMER, Manage*
Stand at stewart hotel        Tel. long l short PORTLAND   CANAL* NEWS,   STEWART, B.C. April 22. 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
Is strikingly oxhibited in the following figures, which show the value
of production for successive five-year periods: For all years to 1895,
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,-
634,474; for five years, 1911-1915, $142,072,603; for the year 1910,
142,$90,462; for the year 1917, ��37,0i0,392; for the year 1918,
$41,782,474; for the year 1919, $33 296,313.
Launch Accident
Joe Lattimer, who recently returned from the fishing grounds
of the  Naas   with  five tons of
oollican, had his launch tied up
to  the   old   dock   where he unloaded  all   but  about two tons.
For this purpose he was making
use of the ship's davit.    On Saturday   night  last   he made the
boat fast to the   davit.    During
the   night  the  tide went down
very low, and the rope not being
long enough, the weight of the
boat pulled the davit loose,  and
in falling went clean through the
bottom of the   boat,   which   immediately   sank.     With   assistance   the  boat   was raised and
placed on the tide flats.
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 prospecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal and the fees
lower than those of any other Province in the Dominion, or any
Colony in the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolute Titles aro obtained by developing such properties, 89-
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and Maps,
Vie obtained gcatis by addressing.
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
Registered at the King
ward: J. O. Lyon and wife,
C. Clothier. G. Frizzell, VV.
velle, J. Holden, Prince Rupert;
O. A. Maybee, C. Cavanaugh, J.
Coughlan, D. J. McDonald, H.'
Scholey, P. Chrierie, P. Bagan,
A. T. Reinholt, Vancouver; A.
Henderson, Alice Arm; H. Had-
strom, Premier.
Registered at the Baldwin:
Mrs. Benson, Fish Creek: J.
Kelly, Smithers; W. P. Jones, F.
Cline, Granby; R. K. Jamieson,
Peter Knox, Prince Rupert; J.
Hastoff, Premier; E. Sorenson,
Ketchikan; A. Cormack, Vincent
Smith, Hyder; H. E. Scovil, A.
Darlich, Mrs. E. Martin, Anyox.
The United States will limit
immigration for fifteen months
from April.
Subscribe for The News.
When every pool in Eden was a
That unto Eve her dainty charms
She  went  undraped   without a
single fear or
Thought she  had  need  to  be
'Twas onlp when she'd eaten of
the apple
That she became inclined to be a
And found that evermore she'd
have to grapple
With the much debated  problem
of the nude.
Thereafter she devoted her attention,
Her time and all her money on
her clothes,
And that was the beginning of
And Modesty as well. I do suppose.
Reactions come about in fashions
Now girls conceal so little  from
the men,
It would seem, in the name of all
that's decent,
Someone ought to oass the apples
round again.���Exchange.
Comfortable rooms
m c,"-nection
W. DANN, Proprietor
Headquarters for mining men during their stav��
��� in the district y"
Some Children
Punch remarks that a Kansas
man is reported to be the lather
of 32 children. It is not known
whether he will apply for admission to the League of Nations or
just let America represent him
for the present.
M. R. JAMIESON,   Prop.
A wise man never tries
please himself and a woman
the same time.
Take notice that Lawrence  & Workman, whose address is Stewart,   B. C.,
will apply for a licence to take  and use
two cubic feet per second of water out
of Barney's Gulch,   which   Hows  westerly, and drains into Bear river,   about
one mile from its   mouth.     The   water
will be diverted from the  stream  at  a
point about seven hundri d feet easterly
from the foot of the mountain  and will
j be u*ed for power purpose upon the ad-
jjacent   land described as Government
Wild land      This notice   whs   posted on
j the ground on the 14th  day   of   March.
j 1921.    A copy of this notice and an ap-
! plication pursuant   thereto  and to   the
| "Water Act, 1911," will be   hied in the
i office of thf Water Recorder at   Prince
I Rupert, B. C.    Objections to the appli
i cation may be tiled with the said Water
Record*)  or  with  the Comptroller of
j Water  Rights,  Parliament  Buildings,
i Victoria, B.C., within thirty days after
the first appearance of this  notice in   u
, local newepeper,
By O. B. LAWRENCE, Agent
The date of  the  first  publication of
this notice is March 19. 1921.
Fred Dorev
Cassiar    Land    Iistrii*   District i!
Skeena, near Stewart, B.C., ��*r
corner  of   Lot   No   79'  Cania
Take notice ti at Lawrei ������ ,��.- \\ ���,.
men, of  Stewart,   B. C���
j Millmen, intend to -:; j foi permM |
to  purchase  thc  fi I   ..   .���  |< ..-..-
j lands:
Commencii ��r at b post planted III
. feel south <:' thi   ��� ortl ��� -���        ;
i Lot No   792,  i -.-,
I south   ten   chaii   ;   ' m\ 5��
chains;   tbenci ��� fteen chain: [
tin nee weal to rigl t-awaj    I I ->: I
("anal Shortlii i   thenci     itl ilontS |
i said linP of
! mencen ent, ning **ta|
acres, more nr less,
.  G. B. 1 AWREN'i E   ���":>������
Dated March 14, 1921,
i   /lolly Cp:
Z. -Rrint*t~*n op.
i rtayyftwa.-Or ���
4.Ruth ���FrencioCp
5 Gmpptrffiny Qp
6 junih",. dp.
7 Loktviow dp
t-Cmer-jt Cpptr Mint
9. 3oarRi.tr flna. Co
10 Rta> Top Cp
11 Iiftrnahanal Gp
ll Salman - Baar Rioor ffm,
IS 8*.atr*a Cp.
14, Buih flint* timitWai
IS riinmramHillGp.
it Bif ftiatauri Cp.
il Mbrmutm, Cp.
It  49. Cp.
.9   rml/mmASfWom Cp.
ft.  r\y If ml I Gp
tl   Baunaary c,A,
tt\ Xmmtimm flinoiC Liml ���
DlvcTi;;.-'*'  find Un.
Take Notice that Pretrier GoH *��J
ing Company, 1 in ited, ��hoae ate|
i* Premier, B, C apply fori!
cense to take :���.' tl and usi 20cubie fMtl
tof Nortl Fuji
Cascade Creek, al as CaaM
fr-eek, which ���' >ws southerly and dsM
into Salmon Riverahoul lOfeetsj
International Boui ary. ThewiWiJ
be diverted fron '��� at a pt*B
some 7HO feel north of the bridge on(f
Missouri Trail crossii K Cascade frte-l
TAKK NOTICK that W.A. Meloehe
whose address is Stewart, B.C., will
apply for a licence to take and use 35
cubic feet per second and to store GOOn
acre feet of water out of Cascade I r*r ��eco'
creek which flows southwesterly and
drains into Salmon river about twelve
miles from its mouth. The storage
t!am 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 How about 200 or more
acres of land.    The   water  will   be di
���*��& ffrom "V 8tV>am Hl ? En"! ".""j I and'w.llV.. ','.' .    for Pov
1500ft from Silver lake and will be used . ,  .������<
for   mining   (hydro electric)   purposes  on the Premu i Minedewndeo��� ^
upon the mine described  as  the Spider i er House to bi locatedo   It.f   ]
group of mining  claims  consisting of] Cascade Forks No ".   ThisnoWl
Spider  No.l,   No.2 and  No.3   etotma>|rjMted on the troul
This notice was posted  on  the  ground
on the 24th day of January, 1921. A copy
of this notice and an application pursuant    theri'to,   anil    to   tin*   "Wuti'r    Act.
1914".   will   lie   (lied   In   tlie  office  Of   the
Water Recorder nt Prince Rupert   Ob-
lections -to the iip'illi'.'itiun may be f.'.teil
with tin> said Water Recorder or with
the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Buildings, Victoria, li. ''.. witii-
in thirty days after the tirst appearance
of this nones in ��� local newspaper,
W.A. MELOCHE, Applicant,
By John Hovland, agent
The  date  of  the first publication of
this notice is Feb. 4th 1921.
I Cascade Forks Ni
i posted on tl e groi
'January 1921. A ��� of tl ��i��M
an application pursuant thereto"*
the "Water A t, 1614" will be ����
the off.ee of the Water R��o*
at Prince Rupert. 01 ectiontoBJI
plicationm; h. nh '
ter Recorder, or     th thi i    \
of Water Right J'     "
Victoria, B. C.
Diversion anil Use
Take Notice that Premier Cold Mining Company, Limited whose address is
Premier, B. C., will apply for B license
to take and use 10 cubic feet per second
of water out of East Fork, Cascade
Creek also known as Hovland Creek,
which flows southerly, find di ,uns 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 fest north
from Bridge crossing Cascade creek on
I Missouri Trail near Lot ;1610, Cascade
j Forks Claims and will housed for Power purpose upon Premier mine described
as Power House to be located on Lot
3G07 Cascade _t>tka No. 5, This notice
was posted on the ground pn the 31st
day of January 1921. A copy of this
notice and an application -ptifsnant to
the "Water Act 1914" will be tiled in
the office of the Water Recorder at
Prince. Rupert. Objections to thc appli
the flrst appears
local news]
4 th. 1921.
Premier (i
Applicant, bj
i|.r Tin
:   tl
I t�� f
ng Ci
'   1
i ���   f
���   ��� l'. ���
Scade of Miles
o i ,
tional   Fraction,
mineral claims, sit
Canal    mining   diviau
district ,1.
Where located:
Valley, in the P<"
Division, a
Group of mineral I
Take notice I
A.nos B   I
eats   No
Free Miner'   '   '
R. W.I-	
16812] . ant. ,
cation may be filed with said Water Re- J days from H
corpet or with the Comptroller of Wa
ter Rights, Parlament buildings, Vic-
toria, B. C, within fifty days after the
first appearance of this notice in a local
newspaper. The date of the tirst publication of this notice is February 4th,
Premier Cold MlningXCompany, Limited, Applicant.
By Dale L. Pitt, Manager.
the Minu.r
taming :'
\   '
r tix��
it  .
action, in  ���    ' ,,   hsu**-'
filth ,1W
Certiflcati   '
AD   1921
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