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M[XK>S_$5.00 THE YEAH.
Portland Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
VOL. 2, NO. 51
Stewart,   B. C,   May  20,  1921
$5 the year���10 C the Copy
Men Who Called   It   Fail
to Show Up���Workers
Standing Pat
Tl.e following are the minutes
of the labor meeting held in thf
Pioneer hall, Hyder. Sunday afternoon, May 15:
James J. Furlong was chosen
as chairman and R. L. Stewart
as secretary of the meeting.
The chairman stated- that the j on the log
ps.    lt appears that the  party
ith which he was working, had
done their work and were on their
| way home, when McPhee sug-
| Rested   putting   a  shot under a
pile of brush and logs.    To   this
tlie  others   acceeded.     McPhee
had put in one primer   and  was
in the act of putting in another.
Ho had put a piece of fuse into a
cap which, in the opinion of the
others, was too short, so he took
it out, sat down on a loir, cut an-
other,   opened   the   box of caps
again, took a cap out and put the |Riv��r framing "bo.
Albert   Reinhert,
Fresh milk at Tooth's Be sure and   attend  the  Citi-
Mrs. Martin, an old time and zens' Asssociation dance, May 24.
Last Sunday the Stewart base-
well known resident of Stewart,
returned on the Albert Monday., ha]1 nipe defeated Hyde    by
Mr. and Mrs. Pat  Benson are| score of 10-5.
staying at the   Baldwin   hotel.
Miss McDonald,   Mrs.   Benson's
sister, is also slaying with them.
Ramsay's Cream Soda Crackers, one
of the best, and  cheaper too.    Salmot
open box down alongside of  him
While he was in tiie
Dalby Morkill returned last
Monday from Victoria, where he
spent the winter, and has reopened his offices in the Smith
meeting was called in response I act of putting the fuse into the
known    dry goods,
to an anonymous notice that had
ben posted and that he understood that the object was to consider the proceedure of a meeting
held on the evening of tiie 13th
inst., of which there was certain
dissatisfaction as regards to the
vote taken at that meeting by
which the tramworkers and
teamsters had been called out.
There didn't seem to   be  any
one present wiiiing to accept ihei
responsibility of the authorship
cap a spark jumped out of tht
men's furnishing store of Ketch-
the bridge across American creek
will be replaced. The river at
this point will be cleaned out.
The only new work is the putting
of a pack bridge over the Bear
river at the mouth of Bitter
creek. When the work is well
under way Mr. Young will return to Anyox.
Big Missouri Looking Up
Andy Linderbourg has informed The News that his
brother, Dan, is at present in
Vancouver with a deal they have
on for the Big  Missouri.    It ap
R. E. Lundvall to Develop
Washington Group
of Claims
R. E. Lundvall, who arrived in
Hyder a few weeks ago. and
brought his assay outfit with him,
has purchased McDougall's house
on Cottonwood avenue. Mr.
Lundvall   informed   The   News
Ross    Patton,    well    known
throughout the district, came in
from   Alice   Arm Jast   Sunday ! thoU{-h Anr)y hopes to have some
good news for the district when
Dan returns, which he thinks will
be about the end of the  month.
fire, which they had lit, and fell **-**, has opened a branch in morning with Bert Kergin,
into the box of caps, thereby Nelson's store at Hyder, with fi. -j p p�� and is at present stay-
causing them to explode, and sen- ,J. Palmer in charge. |n' ���.' H' i ,,., PaHnr. , ,1
ouslv injuring his side. He was ��� , t , ��� _ , , nk ,*,,[", , , on ,lett
brought down the river in a boat | ?��� ' f\hom,e h"nKry- Get a lunc1' here last fal1 for the h(,t -\���ws
and rushed to the Stewart hos- jat Tooth s Smoke Shop' ; at Ketchikan, and after spending
pital where is, at the moment,! Bob Keith, the well known some time there went to Aiice
reported to be doing well.    Wm. ��� restaurant proprietor of   Hyder,  Arm.    Unfortunately for him he'Ownership   of   Mining   Claims
pears that two very large mining!that it is his intention to this
concerns are interested and wish I season do considerable work on
to acquire it. There is nothing'his Washington group on the
definite however at this.iuncture, | jyrarmot river
McGrue,   who
of th
lost all his belongings in the   recent fire at that   place.    He   in-
was   one or tne, hag ^uring^he past week made
men with him, was also miured, \     ,      .       ,,     ' .    ..
but not seriously.    He  is under !oxtens,'ve alterations to his res-
the care of Dr. Chace in Hyder.  taurant by taking out the boxes i formed The News that he is very
 | and horse shoe counter.   This is pleased   to   get   back    to
iin addition to the installation of district.
! a bakery. |    visit the new Dry Goods and  Men's
L.    Jesson,    of   Bovle    BrOSS.,   Furnishing Goods   Store   in   the   Jack
returned on the  Albert Monday Nelson building in Hyder'
last from Vancouver,  where he     The Pioneers of Alaska held
Decided by Court
Particulars of a case  of   interest   to
mining men which was decided  by  the
of the  above   mentioned notice | 	
ani  no  one was in a position to Held Conference With Executive
say definitely   by   whom it was
W. M, McManus stated that he
didn't fully understand   the   ob-
This group, consisting of seven claims, is situated seven miles from tidewater
on the south fork, and was first
staked by himself in June last
year. Last year's work consisted
of thoroughly prospecting the
ground, the putting in of eight
open cuts and the driving of a 25 '
foot tunnel. It is the intention
this year to continue this tunnel
this'1 Courfof Appeal in Victoria two weeks for $ome distance, or until such
ago have just come to hand.   The own- time as it crosscuts  a   big lead
ershipof the Conundrum group, in-j that shows On the Surface, it is
eluded in the group of mining claims j e8tjmated that thjs lead will be
worked by the Molybdenum Mining and   , ,      ,      ,      .  <nft   ��    .  .
_,  ,���.�� ���    ,.     .,��� ��� A      tapped   at  about 100 feet from
., .    , .. , -�����   ���,,,.    .   M' , i       n.iiif Reduction company in   the   Alice Arm       rK
��m  ,,;b-ral    ..>-(.< :. '. ��� , ,' -  district, which has   been   a  matter of | the end of the   present   tunnel,
i;. ,.    ,.,     ,,, . i   ii,, , ,, ���    ,     ���, , , "   litigation since  1918, has been settled | and if SO will give   300   feet   of
loli^     :,r     s    d     :If "i1 7 T      S y<   * jtheir regular monthly meeting in by theappealofstewart et al��� the back.   To do this work it is Mr.
local legislate e for this ndl*& Wednesday he went  up  to   thfiHyder.   Tuesday   evening   last, i plaintiffs in the original action being LundvatT8 intention to  work   a
arrived in Stewart on his launch a CJ5ilver Mine  for  the pur* Included   in   the business of the allowed.   Robert Stewart and his as-
from Alice   Arm
mornifrg.   Geofj?
superintendent, also cpmein with
arrival by William  Noble,  j.iresi-; tj0ck
dent of thc Liberal  Association,
j<-ct of the meeting, but supposed
i! was due to disatisfaet;_-'-i wlthi
the result of the last meeting."    """
and that as   far  as   the minei.
workers were concerned he felt V   Were ��"        ' transporting it out to the Stewart the matter in the
that they would be perfectly wil- J arrival by Wllliam Noble�� .���'reS1"'dock- | commit tee,   whose
ling that another vote of the
tramline workers be taken and
that he for one had no fear of the
Wayne Graham addressed the
meeting, setting forth the position of the tramline workers
and stated that the vote as taken
atthe last meeting worked an
injustice on  those employed  on
���he tramline,   in  as  much as a i tor Alice Arm at 7 o'clock Tues
total ballot of 17 to 15 in favor of! day morning.
a walkout threw a payroll of  86i    ln  an interview  Mr    Kergin i d ,ead
mpn nnf ���t       i _ n formed the News that the dis--
men out oi employment. trict engineer's estimates for this    Peanut Butter, (Unicom brand) fre-h
the   chairman,    Mr   Furlong, I year's work had been cut 25 per. and rich in oil,   S. R. T. Co.
stated that he was also chairmanIcent, therefore there will  be no:    q a Banks, of the  B. 0. Sil-
,t -he previous meeting and that! new work undertaken this year,   ver MinePi wag   amon���.   the   jn.
the vote stood 17 to 14 in  favor,",
'"'the tramline   ���-'- r., ,    , ,    - ���  ��� ���
the strikin
epoiied   ballots,   and  that after khat the Stewart-Hyder road will
,he ballots had been counted and  be   graveled,   the    Hear    river
bridge   repaired,   and  Columbia
street is to be cleared from Fifth
street to behind the  school,  and
from  there   to   connect up with! this year; but just how much
the Bear  river road.    No   work
will be done to the sidewalks. "It
is hoped that arrangements will
be made whereby  the dock ap-
...    , iproach will  be improved.   An-
and,.      .   J,      mK condltlon9- other matter that is of interest
'""wetted that Mr.   Pitt and to the people of this district   is
m'parties responsible   for   tlie, the fact that at the  last Bession
Posting of the noticp r-allinrr thi, an act was passed whereby pn.s-
.Sund|ll u)-% of bringing the drill, belong I evening,   was  the  matter   of , j aociatea bonded the cteima to one Reil,
ir    ivii j     i ��� .<-   4*.    tu,    rr       -^  l .*      n    i - j>. who by the provisions of tho bond bound
���*-   '     -hng to his company, out   to   the Hospital lor Hyder.    Alter some ,.     f. t        ��� . ���    .i
! ^ ��� himselr   to   maintain   the   assessment
wagon    road,    preparatory     to|discussion it was decided  to  put, work upon the claims; this, however,
lands of a ')e failed to do ar.d later restaked them
business jt and conveyed them to tlie company.
' Action to recover the claims was be- j
gun in 191S in the Supreme Court, and \
in 1H20 Chief Justice Hunter awarded
the claims to the company on the
ground that the plaintiffs hud stood by !
and allowed large sums to be spent
upon the property. The Court of Ap-
peaj, however, he'd that the company
was aware of the terms of the agreement between Stewart and his associates on the one hand anil  K,*.il   on   the
small crew of men
of the summer.
all  or  most
thei will be to go fully into the mat-
| ter, and to call a public meeting
The meeting will be held
this week
hefore anyone had left the hall,
"motion was made and carried
-���W the vote as taken be made
"��� Burns, in speaking, touched
on the question of Oriental cooks,
���**e lunches  as  furnished   the
Royal Salad Dressing. Use  only
and taken Up to see   the  bridge|be8t    SalmonRiVerTrading Co.
over the Hear river,   the  centre. ,,   ,      , .  ,,. j0f the citizens of Hvder in order
.... The   Fitzgerald   brothers   left 01 uie <-ui/.ent> oi njoei in oiuei
uf which has given  way.    Alter; .        �� to lav the whole subiect   before
,. ���       . ,, .,       for   their   property    on    Goose to 'aJ l   - WHr"     ! '    "
spending some  time there  they '    rn   "      _.        , them
',        ?.   . , ,      creek, up the   Bear,   Thursday.1'
returned to town and  a confer-      .    '    f   . . ,
,   ,,    ... _. ,���     i It is their intention  to do  con-
ence was held with the executive    .,     ,,        , L   c-    , ..      T    . ,
.....      , .        .    .        . ,.,      siderab e work on a new part ot     Julius   Levi,   cigar   manufac-
oi the Liberal Association. Alter:      .       , .   '   . ,. i.       i   - ���        .i
.... , , ���     ,.' their claims, on a showing  tun\ turer and traveler, came in on the
which he visited many of his old P, .1  ,,        .,       .��������� .   .   ,   ..       ,      ,       ,        .,   u
'��� ; ���,i. ������,i   ���,,J,.,���i   o  ���������,���   nt a thousand feet lower than where last   boat   and   returned    south    ..
friends and   piayea    a   game   OI , other, and that the restaking and con-
baseball in the evening.   He left the work was  done last  year, again the same  night.   He  re- vevi-g0f the claims to th| Molybdenum
They have every reason   to   be- ] marked to the News "that Stew- company constituted a   fraud   uponj
lieve that here they will open up art must be a geod town financi- Stewart,  in the appeal ease S.  T.
ally, judging by   collections  and  Hankey, a well   known   authority on |
u i j M    i,  ���, mining law, appeared for the plaintiffs,
business   he   secured.       lt was      .   ,,    ,    ', .
. and   H.   A.   McLean,
hust a quarter Of a  century  ago Molybdenum company
! last   Saturday   since   Mr.   Levi,
| started   in   the cigar   business,
and the smokes he has sold during
that period, if put   end -to   end,
would reach from the  Pacific  to
the   Atlantic ��� at   least   that's
what he told the News.
to 14 in
workers joining I thepreseht road ana the bridge,
miners,  with  twoj-Ths   program   for  this work is
e notice calling this \ an act was Pass,:''
ver Mines, was   among
being on y sufficient money avail-        . .,    ,,,
lor   necessary   repairs  to coming passengers on the Albert,
Monday. He came in on a hurried business trip and returned
to Vancouver on the same boat.
He informed the News that it is
the intention of his company to
do some work on the B. C. Silver
was unable to say; though he did
not think they had in view any
very big program for this season.
Drink Union-made Silver Springs at
Dr. W. D'Arcy Chace,   an old
time Alaskan, came   in   on   the
George   Young    Outlines   This
Year's   Program
K. C, for   the
At Special Meeting Resignations
Were   Reconsidered
A special meeting of the Citizens' Association was held in the Stewart hotel
on Tuesday, May 10, for the purpose of taking action on two resignations that had heen put in by H. P. Gibson, as president, and P. S. Jack, Ss a
member of the executive, In the absence VV. il. Watson, the secretary,
George Young,   road  superin-1 who is still ill, P. S. Jack acted as sec-
^ting were net present to take
���J<-n in tho proceedings.
���   M.   McManus   suggested
"<l the meeting adjourn until
' ��� a tune as the parties re-
spons,hle for this meeting see tit
��^1 another at some date in
U'" -War future.
A ">otion to adjourn was then
Set(-'-<ied and carried.
Accident on Salmon
Ketchikan    and
"at thc Alaska bote
It   is
intention to
pectors wilU by making an  affi-lTakt.  from
davit before the mining recorder,; staying
be able to obtain powder for their Ryder.
own  use  up   to 10 cases ai the practice in Hyder
point  of delivery   25 per cent m conjunction  with u a
less   than   cost  price.     I nai  IS, . ��� .
monies to this extent will be iv- hospital.      lhis,   ol
tendent,   arrived   from    Anyox r,t:u>-  The meetin* ��Pen��d at 8:3��;
..,    ,, ,. ,    .   o,      i       The resignations   were  read.   Several
with  Bert   Kergin   hist  Sunday  ^^  .^.^   fte  meeting m \
morning for the purpose oi hav- them, with the result that a motion
ing a start made on this season's; was put and carried, asking that
local road Work. The program Messrs. Gibson and Jack reconsjder
as outlined hv Mr. Young to Theh*-1686 resignations. After considerable
.. .    ,      ,,     ,, . u.,j-- pressure had been brought to bear Mr.
News, is that the Stewart-Hyder
road will be graveied;   work   on
Member I'orSkeena, who is to command
the Canadian Bisley team this year.
'Fats"  and
which is to start some time about not being present, a recess was called
the end of this week.    Consider-1 and he was sent for.   On entering  the
Anti-Fats"   Play
Ball on Victoria   Day
.lack consented to do so providing that \    There's a treat in store   for  baaeball
Mr. Gibson did likewise.   Mr   Gibion  fans   May 24 la tha date.   The'Fata"
Alex M���i��k , ! lie nasappne,
her    t ' wno with a num-1,hla   d-'**-'
bl__t;'   !)U"'rs'   was engaged in  Arm    Anyox,
tosav   y<     whetherone win w ------     -  - c,,,. the    .ue   ���lI ��� '       n
established, this being a matter >n charge of the hespiwtto, "^j0f putting .n tw��� new pi I.
for the commissioners to decide. | Chichagoff mine, on Chichag i tor the centre span whu
He has applied for live si,ires in   island,      near     Sitka.    For       *. given  Way.      lhese  piers
and "Leans" have decided to  meet  on
,.   the diamond to see   who  are   the   "has
meeting he was advised of the vm-.Ii id
Dr  Chace has had  the bridge over Hear river.    Tbislthe Association, and consented to with- b^"s" ^ ��*��ttta royal is expected.
91 work, which has already started  draw his resignation.   This being done  BUI Tooth will  captain  tha   "Leans,"
under    tll��   direction    Of   James  he took the chair.    Some general   mat    while Harry Gibson will pilot the "Fats'
to victory    or defeat. Training grounds
bated to them   by   the   govern-1subject to certain arrangements able repair work will be done to
ment.     Though    Mr.     Kergin being made
fought hard to ohtam   a  Liquor considerable experience
Vendors'   tore here I alJ1; sort of work.   Last year he   asILmS'i'wit
have been selected and the captains are
One   here,   Aliceimonlhs |)rior to thi_ in
Atlin   and  Tee-  stltlltlni,   at   lhl.    hospitals    at
,1,"k>��k inn-son IktMwMK   }\[   S  thS  Latooch and the Kennicot mines.
-SSt M.in.U.,   .., pears   to   be of the opinion inal
hurtbvii,        .      aBser,0UB,ylthere  will   be  another   lession     3eeour advi m
i -n�� explosion of a box of
i there
���|in the fall.
Siilmon Rivei i
The meeting ihen adjourned.
lininediately afterwards a meetihg of
the axacutiva waa hold, at which u was workios ovortimata getthairreapwtive
decided to hold a danca on the evening  nines in shape, and no doubt when the
of May 24.    A    baaoball   game is to be  day arrives they will ptOVB to fans that
played In the afternoon.   Wm. Tooth they know as much about playing baae-
done to the main   road   up   the I i�� to choose one team, composed of thin ball aa a waaty toad doaa about playing
Hear,   but  no new work will be roan, and H. P. Gibson ia to choose tha t piano,   It will ba a good  game  and
undertaken.    In addition to this 1 other, composed of tat men. you will enjoy,ths tun.
e piers
ch   has
s   have
been in ten years, the Life time
of the timber for Mich work.
A lot of repair   work    will   be PORTLAND    CANAL   NEWS,    STEWART,    P.O.
May 20.   1912
The  Portland  Canal  News
H.  W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
Advertising Rates:
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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/M for each additional claim mentioned)
Land Notices, $10.   Coal Notices, $7.
No Advertising Aecepted for First Page
[trouble with the employees.   What a difference
J with the Premier mine.   The management there
I tried the old bulldozing method, showed the men
no consideration before, or at any time, with the
result that within a very few days all the company's work was tied up.
To a casual observer it would appear that the
company, knowing times are hard outside, thought
they could "put the boots to the men"���with the
usual result when such tactics are employed. If
an attempt had been made on the part of the
management to confer with the men, in an open-
minded manner before putting the cut into effect,
it is safe to say that there would not have
been a strike today.
is a
B. C. Land Surveyor
The strike at the Premier Mine
most unfortunate affair and is a subject
of regret, not only by those concerned, but
also by the public as a whole; for strikes at
any time are not conducive to the welfare
of the place in which they occur. Yet they
appear to be a necessary evil, for this is the
only apparent way the working people have
of bettering their conditions as a whole.
In the days before the big combinations of capital, and the appliance of modern business methods, strikes were not so
frequent for the reason, to a great extent,
that the employer came in constant and
personal touch with his employed, and this
tended to allow a human element to enter
into any disputes that might, from time to
time, occur. But today this human element does not exist, for we have big corporations, made up of a combination of
capital, which carries on its business
through the medium of paid officials, whom
it drives with a merciless whip, until they
have to grind every penny possible out of
the business, regardless absolutely of the
welfare of their employees.
These  combinations of capital again
combined and became bigger corporations,
or trusts, and the human element was still
further removed from the conduct of their
business, until it became a case of grind
down and still further down their working
people until the conditions of these people
became so bad that they had to combine
amongst   themselves, and so form their
Unions.   By this time all human elements
had long since disappeared,  and  as  the
workers felt their strength they demanded
better and still better conditions, and so
have over a period of years, and through
untold suffering and even bloodshed, bettered their conditions and  raised themselves from a very low, to a high standard,
mentally, morally and physically; and in so
far as they have done this, so have they
raised the standard of the whole nation.
But all this, while it has done a lot of good,
it also has done a lot of harm, for it has
created a constant war between labor and
capital, which is injurious to both.   Fortunately this fact is being recognized by
both factions, and so we see a get together
movement springing up,  and   instances
where this principalis being put into effect
and  producing good  results.    The  employers  are realizing more and more as
time goes on, that if they wish to get results they must have their employees with
them, and they must be with the employees,
not each working, even for a short time,
against each other.   They realize that if
they consider their workpeople that these
people will consider them.   Lever Brothers I
of Port Sunlight, England, and Henry   Ford,   of I
Ford Motor fame, are two only, of many employers
who are adopting this method, and who have as a
result little or no trouble with their employees.
In this district we hate seen during the paBt
toths the old and the new method worked ent.
jf At Anyox, when tha Granby cut the wages,
ke Granby took the men into their confidence and
Stewart, B.C.
Dental Surgeon,    PRINCE RUPERT.
Head Office: 101 Pemberton Block Victoria, B. C.
Wanted: Listings of Properties for 8ale or Lease
The magnitude of the post-war work,
which the British Columbia Division of the
Canadian Red Cross is still engaged in, is unknown
to, and naturally unappreciated by, a very large
proportion of the people in British Columbia.
Hence the question which so often arises���"Why
the Red Cross in Times of Peace?" As a .matter
of fact, there are over 800 returned men still confined to the hospitals and sanitariums of the province. In these institutions the men have the
same status as any ordinary patient, but they are
lacking the small comforts which mean so much
to sick or ailing persons. In this situation the
Red Cross steps in, giving to these men the little
things which make life bearable. This work on
the part of the Red Cross is going on, and will go
on until its mission  in this particular branch is
Next in order of importance in the post-war
work,  which the Red Cross is now conducting, is
the workshop for disabled soldiers.   There is now
established in the city of Victoria, in the former
G. W. V. A.   headquarters,  one of  these   workshops.   As yet, in its initial stage, this workshop
is on a comparatively small scale, but it is now
furnishing employment to twelve disabled men,
who, from the nature of their disabilities, are unable to undertake work in the open labor market.
It is the idea behind this workshop to teach these
men a trade which will finally make them self-
supporting, and, while teaching them, to pay them
wages, which, at present, are based on a minimum
of 40 conts an hour,  increasing as they acquire
a knowledge of the particular craft for which they
are fitted.   It is modelled somewhat along the
lines of the Lord Roberts Memorial Workshops in
England, where marvellous results have been ob
tained   by  the training of apparently hopelessly
crippled men.   The workshop, itself, has bright]
airy rooms, fitted with  workmanlike machinery,
designed to suit the needs *>f crippled mechanics.
It has a spacious show room and office, and by no
means least in importance���a rest room which
tells its sad tale of men impaired in health by the
vicissitudes of war.    Some of the men   now   employed are capable af but a few hours work a day,
but as they improve in health and skill, six or
even eight hours work can be undertaken.   This
workshop is the second of its kind in Canada.   It
is hoped to extend its quarters, and in time establish wotkshops of a similar nature at different
points throughout the province.
H. B. ROCHESTER, Manager
European Plan $1.50 per day up
We handle Burns' Shamrock Haitw, Bacon, Lard.   Moderate
prices.    Home made Sausage a specialty
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 6f    m
Land ta\ ��m:n:'m3iits
For information relating
to Salmon hiver, Portland
Canal and Alice Arm mining districts, apply t<
Keep step with things.   The man of yesterday
is a failure today unless he is the man of today.
Funny that just as the dollar gets to be worth
a little more the fellows that have it are worth less
A statesman is what you call a politician who
will tell the truth party or no party. There are
very few statesmen.
Most of our troubles, it is true, are probably
true, are caused by too much bone in the head,
and too little in the back.
The world requires fifty biliion pounds of meat
annually, and it is believed there will be a big
shortage of beef this year.    Eat fish.
Minimum price of first-clang land
reduced to lb an acre; second-clas- to
V- L'i an aero.
r-ro-emptlon now confined to ���ur-
veyed lards only.
Records will be (ranted covering only
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and which in non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolished
but parties of not more than four may
arrarge for adjaiiunt pre emptlone
with Joint residence, but each making
necessary Improvements on respective
claims. %
Prs-emptors must occupy claims for
five years and make Improvements to
value of $ID per acre, Including clearing and cultivation of at least 6 acres,
before receiving Crown Orant.
Where pre-emptor In occupation not
less than 3 yearn, and has made proportionate Improvements, he may, because or Hi-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermediate certificate of improvement and tranefe* his claim.
Records without permanent residence may be issued, provided applicant makes Improvements to extent of
}200 per annum and records same each
year. Failure to make Improvements
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained ta
less than I years, and Improvements
of 110 00 per acre. Including t acres
cleared and cultivated, and residence
of at least 2 years are required.      %
Pre-emptor holding Crown grant
may : ���.���curd another pre-emption, If he
requ.ies land In ooiuunotion with his
farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory Improvements made
ar.d residence maintained on Crown
granted land
U-suiveyed areas, not exceeding M
acres, may be leased as homesitee;
title to be obtained after fulfilling resl-
dei.tial and improvement c.unaUtons.
For gracing and industrial parpoes-
areas exeeealng do aerea may be
leased by one person or ivjuipnny.
Mill, factory or Industrial sites en
timber land ,not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; conditions Include
payment of stumpag-a.
Natural hay meadows Inaccessible
by existing roads may be purchase!
conditional upon oonstrustion oi a ro id
to them. Id-Vatu of one-half of -out ��f
road, not exceeding half of purohat*
price, ts made. .
PBE-aMPTona'    rrt-e    grant*
m act.
Ihe scope of this Act Is enlarged te
include all pernors Joining and sere-
Ing with His Majority's Foroas The
���line within which the heirs or ���evtseoa
ot a daooaaed pre-emptor may apply
for (lti- m.rter this Act Is oJHuiuled
from for one year from the death of
Huoh perssM. as formerly, until one
year after the OJ-o'usion of the present
wnr. This privilege is also made retroactive.
Ne fees relating to pre-emptions are
due or payable by soldiers mu pre-
tmptlons recorded after Jane 26. fltll.
Taxes are  remitted for five years.
Provision for return of moneys ao-
cruod, due and bean paid since August
I, 1-1 i. on account of payma-its, toes
or taxes on soldiers' pre-emptions.
Interest on agreements te purchase
town or city lois held by members of
Allied Fortes, or dependent-, acqured
direct or Indirect, remitted from m-
llstuieni  to March 31   1920,,
SODA   t
and MILK
Mining Broker
Vancouver and Stewart
Canadian Natio
Steamers sailing between Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver iJ-Jlj
Swansea's Hay, Prince Rupert, Anyox, Stewart and Qi    '���
Leaves Prince Rupert for Stewart, 10 p. m. Thursday,   April
28th., May    12th and 26th
Train Service:
Passenger   MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY, and SATURDAY id 11.15��������
-""��� r. -.jng direct
Smithers, Prince George, Edmonton and Winnipi -
connections for all points l��ast and Si        ^ age
For further Information apply to any Grand Trunk    ���
 ..,-...,     . _...    /. .....I   KVi-u
or to (',. A. MoNioholl, Asst. General Frci
Passenger Agent, Prince Rupert.
H. P. GIBSON Proprietor
SPECIALTIES--Neilson'8 and Moir's Chocolates
Latest Magazines and Newspapers. Lending
Library.   Stationery.  Cigars.  Tobaccos, Etc.
___ *** _____
made     for     Issuance    of
Crown   (-rants   to   sub-purohaaers    of
Flawn'sFmit Store
HYDER,   :   :    ALASKA
lilt    X-llStllU-J      VV_lf��     ����������    IUV41    IISP I     -������-��������      ���  ��� ���*����������������� *l��     �����������������
conferred with tham on Ihe subject, the result of, . . _. .
which was that two!cuts hate been put into effect Sole Agent for the Imperial Tobacco
jn six months, without the loss of an hour through! and New Westminster Beer
, i,, ���ii   ,,,1'mi.-,   ,-   ----purwissers     or
<'rown    Lands,   acquiring   rights   from
purchasers   who   failed     to     complete
urcha.o, Involving forfeiture, on ful
lioieut  of conditions of  purchase, ln
ce due
til .. _ ���   ,,_,,
tui est and tuxes.   Where sub-pun
ers do nol claim t*mh  ot original
i, in-
- �����_���, -..nai par-
purchase price due and taxes mat
di.<trlbut*��    _-���_-���
 le   area.       Anatloa
mads by May 1, UM
proportionately    over
whole   area.       AjfUoaUoin-   must   be
Act,   l��ll,   for
Grating Act. mi, for s-rstei
ilevitinpment of livestock Industry
titles  fur  ut-sing sUatrtcu and i
i 4M.-MS and range
tnaar   Commissioner
administration, uniar Commissioner
Annual grnslng' r-er��)Ms Issued based
ma numbers ratlfgtftjMartt*' for established owner*- *flpute������iiers may
k.rm AMOOiattrM- W* rang. mans*.,
went Free, or, p*artl__|*r free, permits
tar settlers. campere ar travellers, un
tn ten head. m Z~
For Fresh Fruits and Green V*
etables.    New Shipments e
week.   Canned  Goods at  w
than Pre-War prices
GEORGE   L.   FLAWN, P����p' PORTLAND    C-.NA.L   NEWS,   sjtewakt,   b.o..   May 20,   1912
Prosperity in the
B. C. Coal Fields
The cilstoniW hardly realizes just how slowly the
jobber reducos %\w prices on a falling market to the retailer. To save graat hisses the re?a;l<!r sliould re ince his
nrices only as fast as he can replace his merchandise with
Lods bought at the new prices. But to meet competition
on prices as indicated by the city markets where stocks are
replenished daily, the country merchant has to close his
eyes to profit and take his losses.
To Rive our customers the benefit of today's prices
we quote
Lobsters, 35c        Salmon, Is, 45       Salmon, _s, 30c
Clams, 20c Herring, 20c
Pork and Beans, 2s, 25c
Beef, 2s, 70 Tomatoes. 2Js, 25
Tomatoes, 2s, 20 Sweet Potatoes, 30
Olives, 35
Coca, 4s, 40 Cocoanut, is, 40
Quaker  Pancake Flour, 25
Marmalade, 40 Assorted Jams, 4 lb, $1.25
Above are only a  few  of  the
articles in our stock upon which
the prices has been reduced.   It will be to your advantage to let us furnish you with needed  supplies
Salmon River
Trading Coy
Hon. William Sloan, minister:   The mines of the  Slocan  arej
ot mines, speaking on mining in:work,nK stead,ly-
general at the mining convention;    All Free Miners' licenses  ex-
at  Spokane,   had  this   to  say , P-re at midnight on May 31.
about coal: Despite unfavorable conditions
The manifestation of increased in 192o, several British Columbia
productivity on the part of the mines paid dividends,
part of the colleries of   British     ......
Columbia is one ot the most satis- , li �� believed tha the present
factory features of the 1920 do���8tlc P"ce �� Sllver wl11 Pre"
record. Coal once more is com- Vai1 for at least four *ears-
ing into its own. It is going to Only bright spot in metals at
take tha place of fuel oil to a present is silver. Lead is fair,
greater and greater extent, from Copper and zinc demoralized.
this time forward, and the development of the industry during
the past year is but the beginning
of a period of sustained produc- qVo'cm' in i:u>
tivity and prosperity to the coal
fields of the province.    The col
The value of the total mineral
production of Alaska increased
from $19,600,000 in 1918 to $22,-
Dawson anticipates a renewal
The Consolidated Mining and
Smelling Company has set a
world record in the successfu.
development of a complex ore
mine. The Sullivan. East Kootenay, had a chequered career till
the Consolidated took hold of it,
and built success on a foundation
of failure. In five years the
zinc production alone has been
j increased from 180,00l) lb. to 70,-
[OOO.OOO lb., apart from the lead,
silver and pyrite for the manufacture of sulrhuric acid,
the mine has produced.
H. Zeffert
eriesin a position to turn out of mining activities in the gold
this fue) should be prepared to and silver fields. Many old
take advantage of the enlarge- timers are returning,
ment of both the domestic and '��� With what is now an assured
foreign markets. They should promise of lower eosts of supplies
make preparations to develop and living, it would seem that
their coal areas to the utmost, gold mining in British Columbia
It is apparent that the  immense wi), again become profitable and
coa    resources   ot   British   L<Ol- ������ ������ c ,    ,,    ,    ,    t
umbia   are   not   going    to   |ie |we ^ay confidently look for an
practically dormant much longer,  increased gold production in the
. . near future.
Successful Development     . I    Stewart    and   the    Portland
Complex Ore Mine Canal district should get ready j
to receive the prospectors and
the investors who will come this
year. The day of new opportunities is at hand. The general
dissatisfaction outside indicates
that many old time It ail blazers
and capitalists will be coming
north scon.
British Columbia again takes
a foremost place among the mining provinces of Canada, as well
as in comparison with the mineral
producing regions of the entire
which American continent, its produc-
' tion for the year 1920, reduced to
 monetary terms, being estimated
  ; at $35,580,625.    This is $2,284,-;
1312 greater than the 1919 figure, j
lor an increase of approximately j
seven per cent.
Gold mining in British Columbia and the Yukon is commencing to pick up again after a
period of dull times, and during;
the past three months there were
222 deposits of gold bullion in the
Dominion of Canada assay office,
Vancouver, of an aggregate
value of $394,244. A ye ir ago.
from January 1 to March 31, the
office received 208 deposits, total- j
ling $251,234. The liscal year,
ending March 31, 1921, included
13G7 deposits, aggregating in
value $3,416,129.
For International Trade
/CANADA'S imports in the fiscal year of
^-**- 1919-20 amounted to ^1,064,316,169 and its
exports to #1,286,658,709, a total trade of
#2,351,174,878. In financing the many transactions that go to make up such a volume of business, banking experience and resources are of
paramount importance.
The Bank of Montreal has been assisting the
merchants of Canada in import and export trade
for over 100 years. It has built up an international banking organization that offers exceptional facilities to those doing business with
outside countries.
The Manager of any Branch of this Bank will be
glad to have you discuss banking facilities with
him or you may consult on any problem connected
with international trade direct with the Foreign
Department at the Head Office in Montreal,
where complete statistical and other information
is kept on file.
Canadian firms engaged in Foreign Trade oho content,
plate sending representatives to Great Britain, France,
South Africa, India, Australasia, China, Japan, or tht
West Indies, will find it to their advantage to communicate with the Foreign Department at the Head
Office m Montreal.
Paid-up Capital $22,000,000
Rest $22,000,000
Total Assets In Excess of $500,000,000
Launch Provincial Keep Your Money
Leaves Rupert fur Stewart   Thursdays
alternating with G. T. P. boats
In Stewart ....
Why  send  Laundry out  cf  Town?
Latimer Home Laundry can do the
work. Clothes Cleaned and Pressed,
Darning. Clothes called  for weekly.
Despite the world-wide activities of the Red
Cross since the close of the war, and the
incalculable amount of good which it has
accomplished in the intervening period, there
are still many persons, I ninformed. who somewhat wonderingly ask, "Why the Red Cross in
times of peace?"
The mission of the Red Cross, as it is evidenced throughout the word today, is a twofold
one: Post-war work and peacetime work,
briefly summarized, their activities, as applied
to the British Columbia Division, are as follows:
Post War Work
1. To continue and complete war work
an-.ongst soldiers still in hospital.
2. To maintain the existing workshop for disabled soldiers, and to increase the number of
these workshops.
Peace Time Work
1. To train and maintain Red Cross
public health nurses for service in tne rural
districts, as well ai in the sparsely-settled
pioneer sections of British Columbia.
2. To provide emergency service and
outfits throughout the Province for dispatch to and service at the scene of
accident or disaster.
3. To relieve sickness amor.cj the needy
everywhere and anywhere in British Columbia.
4. To promote Red Cross principles and
practice amongst the youth of British Col-
umbia���to enlist their sympathies and help,
and to enroll them in the Junior Red Cross.
King Edward Hotel
STEWART,   -   B.  C.
. . .YOUR   COMFORT. . .
. .$1.00 PER DAY. .
W.    H.    TOLIN,
Salmon River *
Auto Transfer
WANTED - $1.00
from every man and woman in British
Columbia as enrollmen! fee in the British
Columbia Division of tlie Canadian Red
Cross Society.
Junior Membership $0.25
Mail Yuur lSi.roHmeiit l'ee to You. Local Branca or lua
BRITISH nil I��� Min i  DI\ l*|l,N;
Vancouver, B.C.
i ��� ��� \w
626 Pender Street West
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 hills
is as welcome us the prospector with his roll of blankets : : : :
Cigars, Toobaccos, Soft Drinks Card TaliL-s, Magazines, Newspapers
JACK   McCORMACK,   -   -   Proprietor
Propi it toi
Estimates Furnished --   Work Guaranteed
Stewart, b. c. Comer Auto Transfer   between stewart
and Jitney Service ....
B  C,
Qaraga Cornar Sixth ami Conway
Stand at Stewai I Hot( I
day and night
11   COMER,  Manager
I   I    ' lung    1 short taatm
PORTLAND    CANAL   NEWS,   Stewart,   B.U.,   May 2019J2
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 exhibited in tho following figures, which show the value
of production for sucqeesive flve-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,-
534,474; for five years, 1911-1915, $142,072,603; for the year 1910,
$42,290,462; for the year 1917, $37,010,392; for the year 1918,
$41,782,474; for the year 1919, $33,296,313.
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 6pen 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 are obtained by developing such properties, security of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and tyaps, may
toe obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
Provincial,   Dominion, America
and the Old Country
Navigation on the Stickine
opened this week.
ln stores at Nelson only one
Doukobor is allowed in at one
Ontario farmers doesn't need
to save daylight. They don't
waste any.
The British museum has 43
miles of bookshelves. A mile or
two more than in the Carnegie
library at Vancouver.
America's foreign trade for
April was nearly three-quarters
of a billion dollars less than for
the same month last year.
A herd of 200 reindeer were
driven to the outskirts of Nome
a short time ago for the purpose
of being slaughtered for the
For selling milk that did not
come up to the standard nine
milk dealers in Vancouver have
been sent to jail for thirty days.
What would they do with the
Rupert milk men?
A salmon expert says that the
big year for fish on the Fraser is
gone and will never return.
Spawning grounds have been
uoorly seeded and the fish traps
on the American side ave the
In the egg laying tests carried
on all over Canada last year, British Columbia gave the highest
production. The provincial barn-
vard hen is alright; but she
doesn't need to be so cockey and
keep up the price of her fruit.
Look at the map of British Columbia (
with an unbiased mind. Roughly Vancouver is 800 miles from the same
point in the Peace River country that
is reached 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 'he coast.
Speaking in broad terms there are
thirty-two millions of acres of the
Peace River district situated within th'e
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 ia a vast area of mineral and
timber resources, theextentof which is
only beginning to be realized.
Immense deposit a uf anthracite coal
have been located and the president of
the Peaee River Board of Trade is
authority for tha statement that this
coal grades higher than Pennsylvania
FxUnaivo ���xplorulion work is being
carried on la connection with oil and
already startling result* have   been ob
tained. 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
wonderful extent. There is also an
abundance of natural gas.
The arsa un-'er cultivation at present
ia 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
than one thousand bushels. La9t year
nine million bushels were produced from
about a quarter million acres, the average wheat yield being thirty-five bushels to the acre or nearly double the
average of other portions of Alberta.
The land is also well adapted for the
raising of stock of all kinds, particularly 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 lew years
there will be ten million acres producing three hundred und fifty million bushels of grain, or roughly, ten million
Nothing to do but work,
Nothing to eat but food,
Nothing to wear but clothes
To keep one from going nude.
Nothing to breathe but air,
Quick as a flash 'tis gone;
Nowhere to fall but off,
Nowhere to stand but on.
Nothing to comb but hair,
Nowhere to sleep but in bed,
Nothing to weep but tears,
Nothing to bury but dead.
Nothing to sing but songs,
Ah, well!   Alas!   Alack!-
Nowhere to go but out,
Nowhere to come but back.
Nothing to read but words,
Nothing to cast but votes,
Nothing to hear but sounds,
/ Nothing to sail but boats.
Nothing to see but sights,
Nothing to quench but thirst,
Nothing to have but what we've
Thus through life we are cursed
Nothing to strike but a gait,
Everything moves thatgoed.
Nothing at all but  commonsense
Can ever withstand these woes.
Comfortable rooms
Grill in connection
Chicago, April 25.���Music is more intoxicating than whisky.
This reassurance was given inhabi
tants of the great American desert tonight by Dr. Frank E. Morton, accous-
tic engineer for the American Steel &
Wire Company, and nationally known
music scientist, in an interview to the
United Press tonight.
"Jazz-muskal Bolshevism��� has' the
same disorganizing effect on the nerve
system as moonshine "licker," declared
Dr.   Morton,   but  good music hath the
power to stimulate, intoxicate or sooth
the mind.
"Deprived   of    alcoholic   beverages
' mankind will revart to methods of  the
past for  stimulation.    Intoxication  by
music will be  sought by   those   whose
emotional vibrations   attune   them   to
such a stimulant, aud to meet the  demand there must be expected   an  outpouring of musics! compositions,   more
weird, more inebriating than   anything
known before in  modern civilization."
''Can't you demonstrate?"  anxioui-ly
inquired a drX throated visitor.
Ur. Morton opened a grand piano.
"Relax your muscles," he instructed.
A   chord   of   soothing harmony was
struck.    The  listener  instantly  closed
his eyes. Another note���"the dominant
seven th" arose and with it a feeling of
tens-'ness and anticipation.
l*Now," cried Dr. Morton and he
broke into the me'ody on the Hindoo
incantation of the far east, lt first
was slow and monotonous ���then he
rapidly crashed into the savage syncopation of the canabal incantation.
The uncanny notes of the voodist
strain produced a queer swuAtniag sensation in the listener's head nerves
were atingle and there was creat��d a
curious intoxicating feeling.
Dr. Morton brought the incantation
to a close with a bang���he struct the
soothing harmony of the "common
chord" and the charm was broken,
Dr. Morton explained.
'"1 he effect of rhythmic repetitions
is to dr.ve its votaries to extremes of
valar or depravity or rapture that tha
strongest liquor would not inspire."
Notice is hereby given that,   I  shall,
w    .   .1-..    tu~ ,���,*l.   .1. ..      ,-   , , ���-.
no niutiu��j,  imj _uni uuj  i,i uujie,  i*i_i
at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Government Office. Anyox,
hold a Court of Revision for the purpose of hearing and determining any and
all objections to the retention of any
name or names on the Voters' List for
the above named Electoral District.
Dated at Anyox, B. C,  thi�� 16th day
of May, 19-1.
Registrar   of  Voters.   Atlin Electoral
W. DANN, Proprietor
Headquarters for mining men during their stay""
in the district
You   can't  afford   to   take
any more   chances
Protect yourself at once by
taking out Insurance
.//.  W.   M. ROLSTON
M. R. JAMESON,   Prop.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Boundary." | " Cabin," " Grub,'*'
"Grubstake," "Lucky." "International Fraction," "Daly," "Group,"
mineral claims, situate in the Portland
Canal mining division of Capsiar
Where located: In the Salmon River
Valley, in the Portland Canal Mining
Division, and lying east of the Premier
Group of mineral claims.
Take notice that I, William C. Ross,
of Stewart, B.C., acting as   agent   for
. Ames B. Trites, Free Miner's Certificate  No., I6311C;  Roland W.   Woods,
j Free Miner's Certificate No. IM10C; W.
| H. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
| 1681BC, and Patrick Daly, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 8146HC, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to
thoMining Recorder (or a Certificate of
Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claims. Ant further take notice that
action, under Motion W>, must be coni-
inenied before the issuance of such
(Vrtilicate of Improvements.
Dated this tilth day of Mar.-h,
AD. 1981. 44
Fred Dorey
LAND    A'  ���
Cassiar    Land    Distr
Skeena, near Stew
corner   of   '���"'
Take notice thai I
mu.,      ..f     SleWall,      '
Millmen. intend to
to   purchase   the   foil
feet south   Of  in.
Lot No   782,   I ��     ���
MUth    ten   chums.    >
chains;   then,,     ������;'���
thence west to nghl
Canal Shortlin,    tl . :.,   I t*
said line of rigM-JM	
mem-.-menl,     ���"  ' .
***** "JTVlAWREN  E.A
Dated March U, V&*-
l   1911"
W irt


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