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 MAY 2 1 mi
fl Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
VOL. 2, NO. 50
Stewart,   B. ('.,   May   13,  1921
$5 the yeai��� iu C the Copy
Refused to Accept a General Cut in
Wages���200 Men Involved���Held
Big Meeting in Stewart
0.; or about the 4th or 5th of perience ho would judge that the
month   the   Premier  Gold j company have spent in the neigh-
been made. A motion by Tucker, seconded hy McDonald, that the road from
the dock to the mine be picketed wan
put and carried.
Moved   by    Sweeny,    seconded    by
Whalen, that a committee be appointed
Fresh milk at Tooth's
B. M. Stone has returned from
to look after the housing,   etc.,   of  the  j^     ������
workers, residing in   Hyder,   wa��   put
and carried.    The cummittee ele ted for       Wm.    JariCOWSki    came   down
this purnose were as follows:   Sweeny, , from   the   Salmon  for the week
Hagen, Daly, Pillage I ar,A
A similar motion by Stevens, seconded
by Thomey, in connection with the
workers who are staying in Stewart,
was put  anil   carried.   This committee
-���nd.     ^^^^^^^^^^
Miss Ryan, who has been ill
ivith lagrippe for some time, is
much improved and is able to be
various   classes of
home hungry.
Smoke Shop.
Get a lunch
________________________________________________________________________        rking
per day   for   various   ciasseB oi j proven   a   mjIie   f(jr   -y^fch the I tramline, was  put and  carried,
labor, such CUt to take effect from j c|oses(.    ,)Un(.h   ()f   Jews   .fi   ^ | following    were    elected:
the 16th of the month.    This cut world   wou](]
pay   $20,000,000,
I Lake, Gordon, Coyne.
,a   r. in^irWnhlp    discussion   ai        i    ,i '   "'     -.-_,---,��. A motion by Lake, seconded   by Mc-
caused  consifieraoie ^aiscubbioii  Already the company have taken ; Bride, th
;,l    ,l      ro     . - - ��� ���     i cuius,   Liiat  the   ahcve duly appointed
amo igst the men, w itn cne re- out $1,000,000 worth of ore from | committees choose from amongst
suit that some 60 men, all OI i what, could as yet, only be i themselves a committee to act as a
whom were handling ore, were termed an underground glory ��c>neral stl'*ke committee, was carried,
discharged. The men thinking Ihole> in dealing with the class
that this  was   a   manoeuvre to of nK,n a(. work he stated that 22
head of a strike, quit in a   body  pe|. cen( of the m(?n w(|0 worked     	
Telegrams   were   then   read
Mrs. H. Stratford rode down
from the Premier mine on Sunday evening, where she had been
visiting her husband.
Royal Salad Dressing. U��e only the
best.   Salmon Kiver Trading Co.
Ed.   E.   Coffin   is starting  a
Canadian Pacific Railway Will Take
Up   Option   on   Mackenzie  and
Mann's Stewart Short Line
Tuesday and came down the lull, >at   the  mine   thjs   winter were
-eavins no one except the   office] trail w, rn 0,(]   prospectors   who
Following this it was decided that moving picture house, in Pioneer
none of the Premier ore or freight of \rd\\> Hyder, and expects to put
any kind is to be handled on   the   dock   __ ��� & gh()w with*n _. wfiek      Thre_
! u,,t,l the dispute is settled. ^Jshows  a   week.    Good   bill  to'[ Edmonton north it is a foregone
The Financial Times, Montreal,
says: The announcement that
the C. P. R. have decided to take
up their option on the Mackenzie
and Mann's Stewart short line
railway is of entire interest to the
Canadian Pacific coast, for the
reason that it is the first step in
the building of a railway from
tidewater into the Peace river'
country and the oil lands of the!
Mackenzie liver.    If these latter
are tapped by a line running from
id   some   200
staff.   Tins invoiveu   buuio  "��� j have property of   their  own
men.   They arrived in Stewart\fa\m district, and
Burroughs of the Central Labor   Coun- I Open.
cil in  Prince   Rupert.   On   motion  by '    ,,       _ n  . ... .        .       ,.  .     ,
���  r.      ,, ,., .    _, .,   .'       Peanut Butter, (Umcorr. brand) fre-h
1 Mt'Donald' seconi*<-1* by Thomey, that a  and rich ������ ���������_    s   R  T   Co
who   had    de- | vote of thanks   be   tendered   Engineer
and Hyder on Tuesday evening, . vote(i t|)e;��� |iveg  to openjng up j Burns for his able address,  was put     William   Dann   has  opened a
and corried.    Another motion  by Daly,   buffet lunch counter in    the   bar
don   Wednesday   afternoon] tj-e COuntry fo
1  a   meeting   in the Stewart j tnt
or such   people   as
Guggenheims.     But   that
Mr.   Pitt has  no   consideration
2:110, some 200 men beiog4��r��B-| whatsoever   for 'these  old
ent.   Chas. Lake was elected to
hotel.   The   meeting opene
d at;
the chair, and J. Hoskins,
The (hair announced the reason for holding the meeting and
then called on Mr. McManus, who
pave a brief review of the happenings from the 4th up ter date.
The next speaker called on was
Engineer Burns, who gave a
very interesting addross, during
which he spoke very highly of
Mr. McDonald, the mine superintendent, and of Mr. Smith, the
assistant manager.
In dealing with the mine iu
general, Mr.   Rurns stated that
neers���a thing unheard of in
any mining Amp he has ever
worked    in.      It   appears   that
Hums   had   a conversation with
seconded by Gordon, that a hearty vote
of thanks be t ndexed the owners of the
Stewart Hotel for the use of same for
pio- j this meetinfi, was also put and carried.
The meeting then closed with a unani
rnous expression of adherence to the
U. B. U. and the principals of cause ol
labor in general
of his hotel, the Baldwin. This
is a welcome addition to Stewart.
Meals will be served until 12
o'clock at night.
Reggie   Macfarlane    recently
acquired a further interest in the
conclusion that the bulk of the
trade will go to eastern points,
whereas, if the road is built to
the coast the trade will come this
way. While the line now said to
have been secured by the C.P.R.
is but a few miles in length, it
should be borne in mind  that it
forms   but   a very insignificant   ^^^^^^^^^^^^   	
portion of a large scheme  which from Fort Norman by a probabL
had for its objective the tapping railway   route,   but   it must be
the attention of the public to the
vast practically unknown territory in which the oil field lies,
and as the utilization of this oil
will depend upon feasible routes
being found for its transportation to commercial centres, authentic information in regard to
these probable routes is now of
great interest, especially in view
of the fact that geographically
British Columbia offers the logical outlet for the od from Fort
Norman and also from the Peace
river district if the oil in commercial quantities is discovered
Fort Norman is about 400 miles
from the mouth of the Mackenzie
river, which is frozen up for the
greater portion of the year, and
is thus precluded from Consideration as an all the year round
shipping point, which is the
principal desideratum.
Skagway is roughly 700 miles
Mr. Pitt, in which he endeavored
,-, i    ���        . i ii ���    I the men are open to negotiate a settle
Guggenheims themselves have in'        <��� ���- b
the prope
The general tenor of the meeting ap- Collison house on   Fifth street, jof the Groundhog coal areas and | eliminated   as   a   possible outlet
He has recently been buying a
number of household necessities.
Looks as if he is   contemplating
vored j peared to be that the cut was too big;1 He has recently  been  buying a; the   vast   Peace   river   country'for the oil  owing to it being in
tofindout just what interest the! y-t. ^om an observer's point of view,Lumber of household necessities, itself. American    territory     as   must
ment.    A statement reported   to   have I .
been made to the men by Mr.   Pitt, to j making a drastic change.
Drink Union-made Silver  Springs at
but could   get   no
satisfaction.    In  Burns' opinion, I the effect tqat half a loaf is better than
based on experience in  the Daw-   nu bread, appears to have  caused some
son country, whenever the Gug- j ha,P feelings
gonheims   take    hold,   there
trouble for the small  i
ent people owing to the methods effect that  last winter No.  l  bunk I town on Sunday afternoon   last.'
they  adopt   and  eventually the! house was so crowded,   that  the  men prior to  this   they   put   a   new
tory,    as   must
The oil strike at Fort Norman also   Wrangel,   at the mouth of
has been instrumental in turning the Stickeen river.
A condition that was overlooked du,-
Martin M. Smith and William
ell, at the bar, and Mr. Tooth for
"ighting arrangements  at   hall.
t'10,'e   I8 tag the meeting,   but which  was  ,-,-; Fras��-r*   two   of   the   local   n>e Stewart   citizens'    Association iI am also indebted to Mr.   Dorey
naepj-nd , ported to to The News  later,  to the , wardens, made the rounds of the J Dance, April 27 oj the Hyder  Auto  service   for
is    the
small   man   gets   out.    They, in
his opinion,   employ undesirable
judging from his long experience i methods and who ever assist-
in mining and his obiervations them -,n 'thia policy automatically
at the Premier, the mine is not | become unJeswrable people in th*
being managed by  a competent
If the cut had been say, half
of what it is, Burns was of the
"pinion that the men would have
stayed at work, and there would
have been no trouble; but such a
big cut   was   out of   all reas in,"
working the Stewart hotel, April 27, submitted by P. S. Jack:
! community.
In this   conversation, Mr. Pitt
! stated that the men now have a
taking living conditions into consideration. The men, he stated,
had stayed all winter, and had
wel!, under very adverse conditions. For instance, in the
bunk house in which he slept, it
was impossible to scrub the floors,
for the reason that the cracks in
the doors are so wide that the
water would run through onto
the men in the storey below.
In speaking of the drying
rooms, he stated that these were
totally inadequate. At No. 1
bun���house there being room for
nn'.v 15 men to dry their clothes
al a time; for this reason men
��"M. had to go to work in wet
ejothes. He himsetf had done
th|s at one time for 15 days
tonight on end. Another matter
was the mail service. He did
not know who was at fault in
this, whether the management
ol the
hanging around the pockets of
Mr. Pitt that would not be there
if it were not for the Guggenheims. It appears that Mr. Pitt
also made the statement that this'
whole country is dependent upon !
coming off shift got into the samebunks',_i        , 4.1 -.,,,   , ���   .,        _. _. .
that men going on shift, had  fust got, earburator in the pump on  Fifth statement of the   Stewart   C.ti-
out of, is added to the contention that | street   and   turned   the   engine j Zens'Association  dance, held in
the living   conditions   were   bad.    An- ! over.     It IS iiOW in good
other cause of complaint is the lack of ' order. I	
my recreation at the  mine,   there  not j     See our  advt. for  Special   Bargains.
Salmon River Trading Co RECEIPTS
The quarterly meeting of the Tickets, Mrs. Gibson
committee of St. Mark's church! Mrs.  Newell
Miss   Comer.
Mrs. tooth
     Mrs. Tolin
Kv..iH,\     cltMirtn���  n    hnlnnnn ...    V. ��� ., , I  I
per day
even being a reading r.>o:n.    It i* just
a case of eat, sleep, and work,   day   in
and day out.    The cut of from   75c.   to
       jl _5 per day,   ace -rding  to   grade   of
j lot of money, which they would work, leaves the wage  for labor at I has been duly called and held at j
1 not   have   if  it were not for the ��4."5, and for miners,   *6.6<J  per day, ..^e rectory.    A   presentation  of
Guggetiheims.    In the opinion of with no   decree  in lthe    financia]   gtatement    was
��� .        , ��� board,   this   still   remaining   at   $1.25 ,        ,        ��� , .     ,
Mr. Burns there is a lot of money  lu!r (]!1V | made, showing a balance in hand
after all liabilities are   met,   including the tirst   quarterly   pay-
.$ 9 00
. 13 00
.    19 00
suppling free   transportation   to
the people of Hyder.
Officers and   Executive  Elected
for Ensuing Year
The annual meeting of the Stewart
Tennis Club was held in the Ba!dwin
Hotel on Wednesday evening,  May  11,
Latest Strike News
A meeting was held in Hyder
tonight of the tramline workers
for the purpose of deciding what
action they would take   in   con-
9 001 ���**���<-������*'���������-���'������ Cameron, president, in the
7 00 I chair'   Thfc meeting was well attended,
Cash  a
^^^^ Dann      26 00
ment of the annual assessment! Bar, per C. Newell     53 05
Mrs.   Dann       4 00 i and durinS the evening   a   light
door,   per Mrs.
wished   to
that such is not:
by the diocese. Work is to be
proceeded with in regard to the
interior of the church and rectory. All members of the committee were  present,   with  the
nection with the  Premier   mine
say   that such is not: strjke_    After several speakers .      _
the case.    There are natural  re-:      ,    ,.   o    ,  tho   moB..-n_    ��� exception ot the people s warden.
1   1   1 ���   1   .��� ���     1.    : had addressed  the   meeting, ail   ...  ,,, , , -n     -,.
sources in and   behind  this dis- ���     ���        |air* ^-^-J"- "i10  u-ls  "-���    ltK
trict that will make it  Iai
widely known than ever the Pre
mier will.
While this is a wonderful mine
outsiders were requested to leave | names are as f0uowa:   Messrs
the hall; and a ballot   vote   was j F. Bowler,   W.   Jancowski,   W
Noble, and H. Scoville,   and  the
Supper, Mrs. Young     26 00
Total    $166 30
Music, Mrs. Ilodgkinson $ 10 00
J. P.   Scarlett....
P. S.   Jack	
Well op    cr&soli n c
S. R. T. Co, food, etc	
Carolan,   ham	
Tooth, mantles, etc	
Stewart N. Co, plates, etc
taken to decide whether   or   not
the  tramline   men   would  come
.  .        ,      .out on strike  in sympathy  with
and  in   his opinion wi   produce  .,       ; 1 -n.    i, ,,r
" .... K the mine workers.    I he result ot
millions, and continue to be a bigU^g vote wa8 17 in laV0l- 0f com-
producer for many years to come,  ing out and   15 against.    After
making   the   owners   a   lot    of this a vote was taken,   and   thei
..,.._. i,;���i,    ,*.,   1.: �����! .    decision to come out   was   made Smoke^Sliop,   Fifth   street,   an
lUQXiVy,       vvnivil,      111     1110      '���fUlli'l;     I  ��� -w.~.w..   -..   . ���-   -'��� - r, ��
they are entitled to if they adopted fair unanimous. (apology for incorrectly   publish-
aud square methods,   if Mr. htt would i   j ing in last week's issue   of   this Receipts $166 30
give McDonald a fne hand to deal with I     L. Craire and P. Meger opened i paper   the   charge   laid against   Expenditures     6635
the men, Mr. Hums believed the strike j t|ie yxci*ange Grill at noon today..] Mm    by    Provincial     Constable
An Apology
The editor herewith wishes to Newell Bros, bar supplies
tender Wm.   Tooth,   of   Tooth's Mrs. Young, cakes 	
Total $ 66 35
was served which tendered considerably to .elieve the usual routine of a
business meeting. The president, in
giving a resume of the club's activities
during last season, made comment on
the harmony and good/ellowship which
had existed among the members of the
The accounts as tabled bp the secretary showed a revenue of $381.75; expenditure, $333.80; balance, $-17.95.
The officers and elecutive elected for
the ensuing year were:
President, Mrs. H. P. Gibson.
Secretary-Treasurer, P. S. Jack.
Executive, Mrs. H. C. Davis, Mrs.
W. Jancowski, W. C. Cameron. '
A vote of thanks was tendered the
j retiring officers and executivr for their
1' 85| services during the past year, and after
a large amount of business had he n
disposed of and considerable discussion
regarding the running of the club for
the coming year, the
brought to a close.
5 00
5 00
o -c 1
u    1G
5 80
7. 20
3 65
3 10
would SOtn he settled  amicably;  either!,"," ..T       ,      .1    ���.   ���      ,1,;.
tli      ,,   ,. Great credit is due them in  tins
this or the Guggenheims send a reason-1
able man out here for the purpose.   On connection.    '1 hey went into tne
elnerading   Ur.   Hums  received great restaurant,     which   had    been
applause, closed   for   some   time,    al   il
The meeting then got down to hnsi o'clock Thursday night,   worked
ey can get money orders,  etc i -*""-   lhv_rumur l<1; the effect that Mr. RU night cleaning up and putting]
mine or the government,
but in his opinion 200 men are
���-������titled   to
a   postoilice, where
meeting   was
'��� faking of the mine he stated
inat as a mining man of long cx-
Pitt had offered a fifty-flfty compromise things in shape, and   wen    open the house, or on the premises of
was emphatically contradicted, the��on- fq* business, with bread  for sals j whieh he is   the   owner,   tenant
telitioii being thut    nu   audi   cill'er   had   (11  ]^ |joui'S. Ol' OCCltpailt.
Scarlett, and on account of which Cash herewith $ 09 95 J^��� ^^t^^ ^
he appeared before Justice otthe     ���       t   ar%Xr      ,  , .     ���UVtI, on  the  l ,ov*n<-*a*   last
Peace Cameron. The charge: , [ h:lve tu fowled*. "->' '��-; Thursday, and wdl be associated
published should have read, aebt��dn��M to the following par- for tho summer with Dan Lin-
Unlawfully did permit disor- ties for the assistance which they I derbourg. Mr. Cornyn served
derly     conduct     arising    from | rendered towards the success of  m   France   with   the   RAF
drunkenness,   to   take   place in th,> il-me.**    im   Ymmo* nnd  no    a e, ,,    ' , ' . '
���> tne oance.    Mrs. mung ami  as-. Alter returning   to   Canada   he
liatants,   at   refreshmont  stall-became  prosidont  of   the   Air
Mrs. Dann, at the tluor;.Mr. New-, Service Association. ���
May 13,   1912
The  Portland  Canal  News
H.  W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
Advertising   Rates:
Display Advertising. 50 cents per inch per issue
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,
$2.60 for each additional claim mentioned)
Land Notices, $10.   Coal Notices, $7.
No Advertising Accepted for First Page
We print in another column of this
issue an article copied from the Financial
Times of Montreal, to the effect that the
C. P. R. have decided to take up their
option on the Portland Canal Shortline
Railway, and to extend this line through
the Ground Hog coal areas, to the oil
fields. This report emanates apparently
from Edmonton, and opens with using the
words, "The announcement that the
C.P.R. have dacided to take up their
option." These are the important words
of the article, for evidently an announcement has been made, also, despite statements to the contrary by C. P. R. officials;
there must be some truth in the statement
that the C. P. R. is interested, either
directly or indirectly in an option on this
Portland Canal Shortline and the charter
for its extension. Certainly it is possible
that this is a reflex of the story which has
been going the rounds of the coast papers
for some months past; yet it is hardly
probable that a paper such as the Times
would print an article of this kind without
first verifying its authenticity. For this
is a big matter, and if there is no truth in
it it would only bring discredit upon the
publication, particularly in view of the
fact that the head offices of the C. P. R.
are also in Montreal, which fact would
afford the Times every opportunity of proper investigation.
would be made necessary by new outlays."
The problem of where money would come
from to justify the self-government of
40,000 or 50,000 persons located in an area
little less than that of Quebec presents in-
su-Jmountable difficulties. Far less than
is being done today in that portion of
British Columbia affected and in the Yukon could be accomplished under a separate administration. A population of 50,-
000 people, if heavily taxed, might be
good for a $2,000,000, but to administer
anything like efficiently an area such as
would be affected would call for a much
greater expenditure. In addition, out of
that revenue it would be necessary for
the new province to pay the interest on,
and eventually liquidate, that portion of
British Columbia's debt for which it would
have to stand sponsor before any petitioning move could be made effective.
Nowhere in responsible quarters has
the idea of the new province obtained any
encouragement. Those who possess a
vision of Canada's destiny see in the proposal a retrograde step, for they realize
that if the partitioning proposals were
possible they might be carried to bounds
which might have a tendency toBalkanize
the Dominion. The subject does not seem
to have been discussed in the Dominion
parliament, and it may never reach that
dignity. If it does it will be given short
shift, for neither the elected representatives of the people, nor public opinion, are
favorable at this time to the creation of a
new province anywhere in the Dominion.
The sparse populations of some of the existing provinces constitute one reason
why the people are so heaviiy weighed
with taxation.
We reprint here an editorial from the
Victoria, which is enlightening, in that it
gives some idea of what the people of the
east think about the division of this
French-Canadian opinion, and it is an
opinion that must be respected, is opposed
to the  organization   of  a  new province
composed of Northern British Columbia
Columbia and the Yukon.    Le Soliel points
out that the territory involved is immense
in area, but that the population numbers
less than 40,000 people.    In combatting
the idea the French-Canadian newspaper
expresses the belief that there are now
too many provinces in the Dominion, and
intimates that there are only two���Ontario
and Quebec���which are populous enough
to support governments of their own and
maintain legislative halls. Le Soliel draws
attention to the fact that in the west there
are three (possibly it   means   four)   provinces which have a population of a little
less than 3,000,000 persons, and that it is
the general belief that there should be a
considerable increase of population before
a   tenth   province   of   the   Dominion   is
Le Soliel then goes on to say: "The
knowledge that we had of certain conditions existing in Western Canada during
the war that have persisted since that
time justifies us in the belief that it would
be a dangerous thing to accede to the proposal of schism. It costs a great deal for
each province to have its own lieutenant-
governor, its legislature and its government with the various departments, and
if the population of th�� itfttfeosed province
s only 40,000 we do not se�� how it would
be able to meet the new obligations which
The example of Canada and the United
States dwelling alongside one another
without fortifications for 100 years was
pointed to as ono that other nations might
emulate by President Harding in an address at an Oddfellows' meeting at Washington last week in celebration of the
102nd anniversary of the order. Such
concord might be possible among other
nations, the president said, if they possessed the same understanding and singleness of purpose to forward the cause of
B. 0. I-and Surveyor
Stewart, B.C.
Dental Surgeon,    PRINCE RUPERT.
Leading hotel in northern
british columbia
H. B. ROCHESTER, Manager
European Plan 91.50 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.
S.n.psh of    #
hii IJi \y\.w'\w.w\i
William Hohenzollern ought to have
quite a library if he writes a book pointing
out just how each of the Allied Powers was
solely responsible for the war.
Another cure for seasickness has been
discovered.   Current steamship rat
an excellent preventative.
_.��� i
Boston announces the arrival of a
transport with whisky and wool. Who
ordered the wool ?
He was the demon of the ring,
No man had ever downed him;
But when he went home late at night,
His loving wifey crowned him.
Utah has a law against the use of
tobacco. But if we had to live in Utah we
wouldn't want any tobacco. A spoonful
of strychine would be all we'd ask.
uf a IWMMM l>io-��m*Jtor lyuy apnly
for tit;.. m�����ur thin Acl |ii*a-itondu-l
fri'iii tmr ;u�� your from the (Until ot
i n<J- paramo, a�� formerly, until one
> ����.- lifter ihe * ui.e u��k>n of the pre-eiit
nmr. T.ux i'1-ii'llrge ig also ni.ilo re-
No fc*- relating to pre-emptions are
duo  ur   p-yable hy   iioJdler��  o*i
As soon as Eve ate the apple she
wanted garments. The women ��.f y
should eat more apples.
Head Office: 101 Pemherton Block Victoria, H. C.
Wanted: Listings of Properties for Sale or Lease
We handle Burns' Shamrock Hams, Bacon, Lard,
prices.    Home made Sausage a specialty
Minimum price of flrst-clasa land
reduced to $& an acre; second-claaa to
$2.60 un acre.
l're-emiulon   now   confined   to   eur-
veyed  lai'da only.
Records will be granted covering only
land mutable for agricultural purpo.**
iu.c.1 which im non-timber land.
Partnership pre-emptions abolish*^,
but parties of not more than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-empt/ana
with Joint residence, but each making
luce*,-ary Improvements on respective
claims. t*
I-ie-emptor.o must occupy claima for
five years and make Improvements to
v*Uuc ot $10 per acre. Including olear-
liitr ar.d cultivation of at least 5 acre*.
be/ore receiving frown Grant.
Where pro-ernptor In occupation not
letis than 3 years, ana kas made proportionate Improvements, he may, because of Ill-health, or other cause, be
granted Intermediate certificate of improvement and transfe- hie claim.
Kecords without permanent re��l-
dencc may be Issued, provided appli-
i-.ioi makes Improvements to extent of
f 800 per annum and records same e-ich
year. Failure to make Improvement*
or record same will operate as forfeiture. Title cannot be obtained la
leva than 5 years, and Improvemaatt
of {10 00 per acre. Including 5 acres
olc:::---l and cultivated, and residence
of in' least 2 yours are required.      %
I're-emptor holding Crown graat
may reaoM another pre-emption. If he
requires land In conjunction with hie
farm, without actual occupation, provided statutory Improvements made
nnd residence maintained on Crown
KJ.'.-i..! land.
I'l- ii veyed areas, not exceeding M
acres, may be leased as homa.rteg;
title to bo obtained after fulfilling rc.-il-
dei lial and Improvement conditions.
For graalng and Industrial pturpoees
or?"" crc:c5ir^ Gtu aores may be
lea.'i'i! by one person or company.
Mill, factory.or Industrial sites on
tiuwi i laud not exceeding 40 acres
may be purchased; include
payment of s-turnpnge.
Natural hay meadows Inaccesaible
by existing road* may be purohsjed
conditional upon construction of a ra id
to them. Krbate of one-half of coat it
rood, not exceeding half of purohjue
pries, la mode
<b ACT.
1 he ncopc of (Ilia Aot Is enlarged to
(noiude rI! perrons Joining and wurv-
Ing Willi Ills Mnjctfty's Foroes. The
'.Imt within which tlio heirs or -h-vis
H. P. GIBSON Proprietor
SPECIALTIES-Neilson's and Moir's Chocolates
Latest Magazines and Newspapers. Lending
Library.   Stationery.  Cigars.  Tobaccos, Etc.
Sole Agent for the Imperial Tobacco  Company
and New Westminster Beer
tig to
by   s
��� 1.lions recorded after June 26,
Taxes are  remitted for live years."
1 ruviaton for return ef mor,u>_ ao-
crm .1. due and been paid since A usual
I, 1014, oi amount of payments, loom
cr ux-rea on sotdlera' pre-emptions
Interest on sgrsemanti to purchase
town or city lots held by members of
Al lea Foroes, or dependents, acou/red
Iucl or Indirect, remitted from . n-
IIftmenl io m. i.i. t,t iu��o.
f'ruvlulnn     made    for    Issuance    of
rown   grams   to   sub -purchasers     of
������<   Lands    a.-.|*i��Hig rights   from
ist-sra   who   r.-,,l��,d     to    complete
liare,  Involving forfstture, on ful-
Uj.ment  of nunditioox of purchase   In.
pi     t and taxes,   Where sub-purc'ha-.
 "! '���'���*'"�� **** of original pa,-.
col. purt'hai-e price due and taxes rnav
I distributed ���nsurUuiu-te'v over
��hoie area. Apnllvaliona must be
i.iude  by May  I, IflU*
.iroum Ad imAW(H~i,,���atia
d< v(.n|.m��i.i of livestock hidostry pro-
vlJ*,, i.��� nn.-., mttMtmmm and rang,,
��� M.ij tai-aWCoinnusMoner
Annual pew** issued based
-ii -umko-e ������"������|jJfrBy for osiub-
i-hed owners. IKSW+wnor* may
I. in, Aeao. Is on. jy ������,��� lr,an,,ge.
menl. Free, or *_rtis��y free, permits
tur aeltleis; camper, er t_��velU;i���   _���
and MILK
For information relating
to Salmon hiver, Portland
Canal and Alice Arm mining districts, apply t<
;r    : r
Vancouver and Sti wart
Canadian National Ra
Steamers sailing between Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, <)c
Swanson's Hay, Prince Rupert, Anyox, Stewart and Q ieen ' '
Leaves Prince Rupert for Stewart, 10 p. tn. Thursday,  April   '
28th., May    12th and 2Mh
Passcrigcr   MONDAY,
Train Service:
Smithers, Prince George, Edmonton and Winnipeg
connections for nil points East and Soul
for further Information apply to any Grand Trim
or to (i. a. McNicholl, Asst. General Frcighl
Passengor Agent, Prince Rupert.
ii [1.15 a.m.
iimkinH ,il|V,,t
.  igenl
Flawn'sFniit Store
HYDER,   :   :    ALASKA
For Fresh Fruits and Green Vegj
etables.    New Shipments
week.   Canned   Goods at
than Pre-War prices
te tea hcuJ
GEORGE   L.   FLAWN, PR��P PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS, Stewart, a.^t   May 13.   1912
Th? ca.tomer hardly realize! just how slowly the
j.bberreiueastha pric-s on a fal iaar market to thu retailer. T.) save great losj'S ths re'a Ier s'.oj'd reduce his
p nt*s only as fast a-i he can rep'a-e his merchandise with
goods 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 Bean?, 2s, 25c
Beef, 2s, 70 Tomatoes. 2.8, 25
Tomatoes, 2s, 20 Sweet Potatoes, 30
Olives, 35
Coca, _s, 40 Cocoanut, 4s, 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 ha? been reduced. It will be to your advantage to let us furnish you with needed supplies
Salmon Kiver
Trading Coy
Gents'  Clothier
..and Outfitter..
Has returned from an extended
business trip in Vancouver, and
has now in stock a complete assortment of Gents' Furnishings
and Clothing. All these goods
have been bought at the lowest
possible prices    :    :    :   :   :   :
I have received from one of the Vancouver
I adies' Dainty VVear Stores, a Consignment
of Dainty Wear, consisting of:
Jersey suits, Gingham aprons and
House Dresses. Waists in Crepe
de Chine, Tricolette, Georgette,
etc. Corset Covers, Boudior
Caps, Silk Hose and Handkerchiefs. Silk and Lisle Underwear of every description. Silk
Kimonos, Dressing Gowns in
Silk and Flannelette.
Gr��at care has been taken in selecting these goods
w��ieh will be in stock for three weeks only, and
are be>n�� sold at Vancouver's lowest prices
Plans Drawn for
Brittania Plant
Vancouver, April 28.-Plans are now
being drawn for rebuilding of the   concentrator plant of the Britannia Mining
and Smelting  cfmpany,   recently  de-1
stroyed by fire.
D. G* Marshall, K. C, one of the
company's directors, made this statement today.
Work will be undertaken at the
earliest possible moment but this will
not be for a month or two. It is likely
that the company's own engineers will
direct the reconstruction, as was done
after the big slide. The property destroyed is estimated as worth $1,000,000
in its replacement values.
Rich Ore Near
Okanagan Lake
Vernon, 13. C, April 29.���A. P.
Clark, who has a claim on the west
side of Okanagan lake, near Fintry,
has received the result of an assay of
i ore taken from the property. The ore i
shows 46.64 oz. gold and 11 oz silver,
which would indicate a value of $950
per ton.
Vancouver Island
Coal for Africa
Vancouver,   April   22.���The   British
coal strike has resulted in at  least  one
big order for coal  shipment  from this
' port to Great Britain's customers.
D. Thomas & Co , coal   exporters   of
Vancouver,   have   contracted   for  the
| shipment of seven cargoes of Vancouver
Island coaj to South Africa.
The order was placed through a Welsh
| firm, and only   awaits  cable   confirmation for the first cargo to go forto.
Banking Service for All
A S the majority of the first
-*��� directorate of the Bank of
Montreal, formed in 1817, were
Scotchmen or bore "Scotch names
it was but natural that they should
seek in Canada "to extend and to
perpetuate for the farmer and the
merchant thc benefits and stimulus
of a system the worth of which
Scotland's prosperity could abundantly prove." One of the outstanding features of the system
was the maintenance of numerous
branches by banks of large capital.
The Bank of Montreal, in adopting
this feature from the outset, laid
the foundations of a service by
which branches have been established throughout the entire
At each of these branches the full
service of the complete organization
is available.
Through this service the Bank of
Montreal offers to all classes of the
community, from the smallest savings depositor to the largest commercial organization, good and adequate banking facilities. Each
customer whether his account be
large or small is welcome as a
client of the institution.
Rich Vein Struck
in Mayo District
Dawson, April 20.��� Arrivals from
Keno hill in the Mayo district confirm
the report that a nine-foot silver vein
has been struck in the Rico claim there.
The strike was made in a tunnel which
pierces the side of a thousand foot
bluff. The ore continues to the Bur-
jace 75 feet below the tunnel in a shaft.
The lay extends further down.
Two feet in the middle  of the vein is
solid high grade galena assaying over
$200 to the ton.   while   on  either   side
I are carbonates quite as rich.    The vein
j is probably the richest ever  struck   in
either the Yukon or Alaska.
Established Over 100 Years
Capital Paid Up #22,000,000.     Rest #22,000,000.
Total Assets #560,150,812.85.
Salmon River
Auto Transfer
Report on
Coal Inquiry
Vancouver, April 25. Commissioner
1 Henderson's report on the coal price
inquiry was placed In the hands of the
provincial secretary today. Mr. Henderson proceeded to Victoria in person
to present his report.
King Edward Hotel
STEWART,   -   B.  C.
. . .YOUR   COMFORT. . .
. .$1.00 PER DAY. .
W.    H.   TOLIN.
Stewart, B. C.
Stewart.        -       -       B. C.
Fifth St. Stewart, b.c
Comfortable furnished rooms Barber shop in connection
Cigars, Tobaccos, Soft Drinks      SOLO TABLES
Foreign Gold
in New York
New York, April 2ft. Swelling the
tide of gold from foreign countries, six
liners arrived here Unlay with approximately ��2,500,iHIU in coin and bars.
The Celtic from England carried Jl,-
100.000 iii xold, while others from Central ami South Americn brought paj
ments 011 trade balances.
Flin Flon Mine Purchased
Prince Albert, April 20.     rh<   M
Corporation of t>uada and Engiii
tereata   hava  pu&Jiased  th.* Fhn Ho
property, near The Pa��, Ma
, line Known here todai
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
.IArK    McCORMACK,    -    -    Proprietor
Keep Your Money
In StOyart ....
Why  send  Laundry out  ef Town?
Latimer Home Laundry can do thej
work.    Clothes Cleaned and Pressed
Darning. Clothes called  for weekly
Launch Provincial
Leavei Rupert for Stewart Thursdays
alternating with G. T. P. boats
Estimates Furnished --   Work Guaranteed
1; iinsay's Cream Soda Craeken. one
uf the beat, and  cheuper  too.    Salmon
River Trading Co.
Comer Auto Transfer   between stewarx
and Jitney Service ....       and hyder
Garage Corner Sixth and Conway 11. COMER, Manager
Stand at Stewart Hotel Tel. J long    1 short PORTLAND    CANAL   NEWS, STEWART, n.^.,   May 13.   1912
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 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,-
534,474; for five years, 1911-1915, $142,072,603; for the year 1916,
$42,290,402; 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 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 are obtained by developing such properties, security of which is guaranteed hy Crown Grants.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may
\m obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
Provincial,   Dominion, America
and the Old Country
A rocky deal was pulled off in
Winnipeg last week. Over 1500
stonecutters went on strike.
A hunter of ptarmigan in western Alaska declares there were
none of the birds there during
the past winter.
Last week the price of radium
dropped from $2,500,000 an ounce
to $2,000,000 The slump did not
put a crimp in Prince Rupert
Premier Oliver is on the map.
The townsite of Osoyoos, in the
Okanagan, has been renamed
Oliver, after the premier of this
There is enough uncut timber
in British Columbia to build a
board walk, a quarter of a mile
wide, around the equator, and a
ladder to the moon.
The only way "near beer" cari
at present be sold in the province
is to call it any old thing but
beer. Have tlie bottles labeled
"soapsuds," "eye-opener," "sea
foam," or "Prince Rupert fog."
Anchorage, Alaska,- has a dog
tax. It is bringing in considerable revenue to the city. Male
dogs are taxed $5. while lady
dogs, which are apparently considered more of a pest, have to
pay six bucks.
Fitzgerald McClary, a pioneer
who mushed through the Cari
boo in '62. died in New Westminster last week, aged 83 years.
There's only a handful of the old
trail blazers left to tell the tale
of the Cariboo excitement.
Look at the map of British Columbia i
with an unbiased mind. Roughly Van-
couver is 800 miles from the same
point in the Peace River country that j
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 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, ln addition them ia a vaat area nf mineral and
timber resources, the extent of which ia
only beginning to be realized.
Immense depoaita of anthracite coal
have been located and the president of
the Peace Kiver Board of Trade is
authority fer the statement   that   this
coal grades higher   than   Pennsylvania
Kxteneive ea-pleratlon work is being
carried on in connection with oil and
already startling reaults have been   b
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 pas.
The arsa un 'er cultivation at present
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
than one thousand bushels. Last 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 HUpposc 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 bushels of grain, or roughly, ten million
Rupert Gas
Prince Rupert is. said to be
like a garage. It gives free air.
���Daily News (April"20.) Nay,
nay, brother Pultorw'- Stewart
citizens pay for the Rtfpe dailies.
They are full of air���hot.
To the callow youth, a girl is
just some place to park his
kisses and sort of localize his
blobby emotions.
Dr. Harvey W. Wiley, United
States pure food expert, says
that beer is without medicinal
value. Somebody is always
taking the joy out of life.
A horticultural authority defines a cauliflower as being acab-
bage with a college education.
After it takes a postgraduate
course it is sauerkraut.
When a heckler asked Sir
Hamer Greenwood why he wore
American shoes he promptly retorted, "because my feet were
made in America. This left no
room for misunderstanding.
Girl brides in Mew York under certain age are required to
attend school unless they present
a reasonable excuse. One of
them who had been reported for
truancy sent a note to the teacher
Stating, "we have started a
kindergarten of our own."
Chicago, April 26. ���Music is more intoxicating than whisky.
This reassurance was given inhabi.
tantsof the great American desert tonight by Dr. Frank E. Morton, accous-
tic engineer for the American Steel &
Wire Company, and nationally kuown
music scientist, in an interview to tlie
United Press tonight.
"Jazz���musical 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 musical compositions, mure
weird, more inebriating than   anything
"Can't you demonstrate?" anxiously
inquired a driC throated visitor.
Dr. Morton opened a grand piano.
"Relax your muscles," he instructed.
A chord of soothing harmony was
struck. The listener instantly closed
his eyes. Anothernote "the dominant
seventh" arose and with it a feeling of
tenseness and anticipation.
"Now," cried Dr. Morton and he
broke into the melody on the Hindoo
incantation of the far east. It first
Waa 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 swimmiag sensation in the listener's head nerves
were atingle and there was ��reat��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 its votaries to extremes of
valar or depravity or rapture that the
strongest liquor would net inspire."
Comfortable room-
Grill in connection
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
H.   W.   M. ROLSTON
Ut**tc\    1
M. R. JAMIE30N,   Prop.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Boundary," '"Cabin," "Grub,"
"Grubstake," "Lucky," "International Fraction," "Daly," "Group,"
mineral claims, situate \p the Portland
Canal mining division of Cat-siar
Where located: In the Salmon River
Valley, in tlie Portland Canal Mining
Division, and lying east of the Premier
Qroup\of mineral claims.
Take notice that 1, William C. Ross,
of Stewart, B.C., acting as agent for
Amos B. Trites, Free Miner's Certifl
cate No. [6S11C; Roland W. Woods,
Free Miner's Certificate No. lli.'ilOC; W.
it. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
18812C, and Patrick Daly, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 81468C, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvement! for the puipoie of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claims. An I further take notice that
action, under section 8f>, must be coin
imiiced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this filth day of March.
A.D. 11121. 44
Fred Dorcy
Cassiar   Land    DM
Skeena, near Mi
corner   <>t   lJ>>
Take notice that I
man, of  Stewart,
Millmen, intend to
[to purchase   the  loi"
; lands:
H '
Commencing .-**��� I corn*
feet south  of  'he .
Lot No  792,  Cas iai
south   ten   *I"*"-H-   "���   ���
'h��-"'s;   ""."."'rich. awa.V
thence west, to rig"
to p��'nt
ci'iK ���
Canal Shortline; th.n
said line of ne'!'
mencement, ���t
��STmore '   Vii"
Dated Mi*'' h "


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