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.MIXES���$5.00 THE YEAR.
nd Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
VOL. 2, NO. 48
Stewart, B. C,   April 29,  1921
$S the year���10 C the Copy
Following is the ninth install- the   spring   will   he uf interest
and importance to the remainder
of this area.
L. L. & H. Group--This group
Peanut Butter, (Unicornbrand) fre-li
and rich in oil,   S. R. T. Co.
W. H. Watson, who has been     According to information   to
confined   to   his   bed since last hand, R.   W. Wood   and   A.  B.
-liiam Cameron is now livingj Friday, this morning was taken Trites have taken over the Red
to the hospital to  undergo an cliff  mine  on   the Bear river,
which     has   been   shut    down
in his house on Seventh street.
Eric Cameron left for Swamp
j Point on Wednesday last on the
; Chuqualla.
Jack Swanson cut his   toe on
the Premier  right   of   way on
���nt of Clothier's   report   and
eala with tbe Bear Riversection:
Red Top Group���This property
as been under bond to G. Seif-i was Sfaked in ihe earlier days by
rt of Seattle, and Msociates Lydden, Lade & Hartley and has
nee last spring. Under the | had considerable work done on it
-pervisioti of Mr. Seiffert a con-!by the owners.   The claims are,
fclefable  amount   of   work has situated on Hartley gulch, on thei    0. B. Hush, who is very promi-1'Wednesday last and   came   into
'i,<e north side of Bitter creek, about! nent ,n 'ocal mining' circles, has, j town in order  that  the   doctor
the eight miles from its mouth.   The j according to reports, gone to the | might attend to it.
ring, due to high water,   were j property is now under option to'oil   fie*ds-   and   is   now in   Ed-     Bert Wing came in on Wednes-
ything  but   encouraging   for1 Mr. Tubman   and   associates of j monton. day   from   Swamp Point on the
is part of the   district.    How-j Victoria.     This   season's   work      William   Fraser  and   Johnny:Granby   Company's   boat   Chu-
. roads..;!  i.-rn.a   were   re- consisted 6f repairing and build- Ryan   went  up  to the Marmot, clua!la- for provisions.    Work is
P-*es|ingnew   trail   up   Bitter   creek early in the week for the purpose j Progressing   very   well   at   the
ien done in a very miner
banner.     Conditions    in
lired  and  improved,   sui
renin and mining work finally I and from the Bitter  creek   trail of   doin :  assessment  work  on
under way at least a month I up to trK. camp, building a   new their claims.
than  under  norma!   con- cabin, putting in a trail from the
lions.    The old foot trail  from
Bar-Nass trail to the camp,
istance of a mile or more, was
[proved  to  a   fair horse trail,
a good horse trail built from
camp to the upper' tunnel.
here are two showings on the | B t     ,. ,. .. ,��� :i.,lini,,,;, ,t,u   .
rtv  occurrinff in  the  Benr       ,���>..., ,        ; acoul were  n town   for
'           land..dlstorted   countr*  rock ofldays   during  the week,
point, and the diamond  drill   is
making a good showing.   '
The community as a whole was
Dan     McDonald    and   Vince . .    ,
Lade left town the other day, and ��� R?at1^ relle.Ve.d.  tht  ��^--y
it formation.    At an elevation
3850 feet, about400 feet above
camp to the workings, and some
surface   work      Everything   isl a^now Vorking ^^^^lucky I wh^ Mr ��nd Mrs. Bratholf renew ,n good shape   to  go ahead B oygroup,Fish creek, which  is turned.    1 hey were a number of
with  the   development   of ��fe being opened up by  Pat Benson I days ��.verdu,e here from the ^al"
showmgs. ; an(J a880datea<      -                        ! mon river glacier, and  consider-
There are   thrPP   mrallel fis        .,,.,                                                     : able   a,arm   was   felt   for tlieir
'���"'      "         ! "         William   Jancowski and H. E.  safety.
a   few     Chris G. Benson has opened a
:�� -_-.i��::f.-. wi-i.-h   m   n.Tuded   by I ",'", . ,  ','",V  ,'"" """"'. hav^g; store at Fish creek bridge, op the
They strike about  T^^t^l^^ H Salmon.   In addition to  this he
tney are nas provided sleeping accommo-
since 1912. At the time of
going to press very little is known
of the deal, except that it has
gone through, and that it is the
intention of the new owners to
do considerable development
work on the Montrose claim of
the group. This claim is situated in the canyon on Lydden
creek, and has on it a large out
cropping very similar in mode of
occurrence to those showings
where the old workings are situated, but differing, in that^t has
a smaller percentage cf copper,
and a greater of iron pyrites,
with correspondingly higher gold
values. Very little work has so
far been done on this showing,
save a few shots on the surface.
Beyond this, very little is
known locally and the details of
the deal are not known at all.
Therefore, this will be given at
a later date with the history
of the property.
camp,  a  fine  showing of 80Uth 70 degreea eaat) para,leUng
alias been exposed  in  an , ,jie o.1J'c|]
Premier right-of-way.
In cut.    The vein is about five
I.    The
wide, of quartz and calcitei vein filHng *8 parUy quartz and
n.e, with mclusionsof green-iI)art,y   ground   flnd   broken
e country rock,   m
galena and pyrite.    On  the j witll a,.senical'
mi,Jf" llized|country��rock,"   all   mm'era'iized'the
Iging wall are about 18 inches
iron,   and   small
now at the Bush mines. [dationfor  eight   people.   It   is
See our advt. for Special Bargains.! Mr. Benson's intention  to cater
Salmon River Trading Co Lai j  1 j     ���
; to fishermen and hunters during
Clean   up   the backyard.    In the coming summer.
Winter's    accumulation     of      Royal Salad Dressing.  Use   only   the
debris may be a few dead cats be3t-   Salmo�� River Trading Co.
amounts of galena  an
quartz in  which  arepyrite in p]ace
11   lunches   of   galena;   the
coarse,    The upper vein has   been   ex-j0f a home
1 posed   on   the  surface by open
nd chalco ianc- ds^sit**rfrn- cans,-., old so.xtf**- - A farewell dance waa^given at
shoes, etc' -Such delicate ar-j the Newell building at the latter
tides do not add  to the  beauty .end of last week to Norman Mc-,
Mr. and Mrs. Pat Benson are
down from Fish Creek and are
staying at the Baldwin hotel.
Mrs. Benson's sister, Miss Jean
McDonald, will arrive from Vancouver on this week's boat, to
spend the summer.
of the vein  is a
lomerate of quartz, galena,
ce and greenstone, the whole cuts and also has been  cut b*v a
lying, I should judge,  about.35   foot   crosscut   tunnel.    The
Ier cent lead.    The silver con-' v"in' whera cut in   the tunnel'
i is shown as 16.8 oz. a ton in shows about a foot of black'ljlas"
ssayof70.7   per   cent lead,  tic mud on the footwall; then  lfi
tein strikes east-west and inches of quirtz; then  about 16
with the hill,  at about 55 inches of black,  ground  up ar-       	
lees   to   the  south.   It   has ��illite   mineralized    with   some!    Roy Moseley  ,s certainly set-
traced diagonally down the iron    P-yite.   Tho    quartz    is ting the pace for production He
tot several hundred feet.   At: mineralized   with   pyrite,    dis- haa spaded the ground   back of
seminated and in bunches, zinc the King Edward hotel, laid it
blende, and a little galena, and-out in beds, and planted onions,
carries fair values in gold with a radishes and lettuce. Later on
little silver. Picked samples of Irish oranges will be
the heavy, coarser sulphides ������������~���t~������-
assay very well in gold. From
[ here   to   the   face, about seven
B.   I   have  later  been in-ifeet-is a *reyish rock  dissem>-
N by Mr. Seiffert  that  188, nated wlLh  Pi'nte  which  Pr��ba-
|ad  been   driven   when   jt bly is part of the vein.    The elevation of the tunnel is 3700 feet.
iwnient point on  the steep I;
Be,   at  at  an elevation of
feet,   a   crosscut tunnel is
driven  on   a   bearing of
30 degrees west to tap the'
It is estimated that it will.
Ire from 210 to  240 feet of
plan tec
Leod, who left on the Provincial
for the oil fields. The number
of people who turned out, and
the spirit that pervaded the
whole evening's proceedings,
spoke volumes for the popularity
of the guest of honor. Mrs.
Hodgkinson, in her usual able
manner, presided at the piano,
accompanied by P. S. Jack on
tlie violin. The floor was
crowded with dancers, most of I
whom refused to go home until
3 o'clock a. m.
(Jet a lunch |
To the Children: A flower garden competition will be held for you
this summer. Twenty dollars in cash
prizes will be given by the Tooth
Smoke Shop and the Portland Canal
News. The prizes will be divided in
the following manner:
There will be three judges who
will award the prizes. In order to
enter the competition you must comply with the following:
Your name must be entered in the
Portland Canal News office on or before May 9.
Your garden must not be less
than ten feet Bquare and at your
own home.
All local children may compete;
boys under 10 years of age, and girls
under 12, may work in pairs or threes
as they wish, subject to the approval
of the judges.
Those children who are so situated
that they have no ground   to cultivate, may select a plot  away from
th< ir home.    This also is subject to
the approval of the judges.
You must do   all   the   cultivating
j yourselves: even to the digging.
j     Your garden will be judged some-
I where about the middle of July���the
[ exact date has not yet been decided
lecessary to quit on account
It  Suddenly   Disappeared   and
Came Back Again
E. W.   Maxwell   appeared   in
eavy  snow.    There are
John Ord,   Traveler  and   Prospector, Dies in Stewart
The death occurred at 2 p.m.,
I Friday last, of John Ord, age
j 60, in a cabin between the Em-
j press hotel and Fifth street,
j This is one of the saddest cases
that has occurred in Stewart for
'some time.
The late John Ord was born in
i Devonshire,    England,    where,
| according to his last   words,   he
jnow has a brother  living.   He
! left  home   at an early age, and
traveled over nearly every   continent, finally settling  down   to
the life of a prospector in British
Columbia many years ago; since
when   he  has   blazed trails and
prospected over almost the entire
province, locating  several   good
'properties.    Among others may
be mentioned the   Nickle   Plate
mine at Hedley; but for reasons
I that were   no   fault of his own,
these benefitted   him   little.   A
j well   educated   old man,   and a
j prospector of the old school, he
j died, after months of sickness,
j destitute,   far   from  liome. in a
little   cabin   back  in the   alder
brush, with none to  attend   his
wants except a few friends living
near.   These even having to sup-
I Monday morning on the roof of -P'y him with a bed upon  which
McLeod's house.   It appears that j to die.
and told him to put up his hands the  Watson  children,   on   their | 	
���which he did.   He   was then way   to   school, saw fire on the I
informed that he was under ar- roof; Violet   ran   in   to tell the j   TELEGRAPHIC    BRIEFS
rest.   The man then went to the; McLeods and then  up town toi
phone   and   phoned   into  town.'give the alarm; but before many
The   police   were   notified    and; people could get there  the fire
Don't g,. honij
at Tooth's Smok
��� Sho
Small Blaze
Fire broke out at 8 o'clock last
[Special to The News]
There is no settlement in sight of the
About  :;n0   i'.ti   ii.u.-,    ;.,i.n!M*court before Justice of the Peace | went down to the dock and took ; was  put out" with   the   aid  0f | corimir��r8* Btrike in England.
him into custody. | water and pyrene.
Itions of the  proximity of I tunneI has been driven 232 feet,! Cameron    on     Saturday
fin in the face of the tun- crosscutting the lower vein and charged with vagrancy and being
This is a very promising cannot be very far from the drunk, to which he pleaded
ig   and,   from   the   topo- middle   vein.    An  open  crevice guilty, and was let out   on   sus-
|y of the hillside, I  think is jwas cut in the tunnel, from which pended sentence.
opened   up  in   the   best!there is a neavy t,ow   of   vvater- i    It appears that  H.   P. Gibson
pie way. j There is a width of about 45 feet  na(j stored in a warehouse on the
Pie camp another crosscut i()f a more or   less   silieifiet-   aiui dock some ten barrels  of   beer. I stolen,   were   returned   to
Mrs  Wa ion I    The A"ies   nave  -*emanded   of Ger-
! many the payment of the indemnity  of
No evidence was  produced  to: did splendid work   in   pumping ahundred md ^.y bilUon gold marks.
prove   that   he   had   taken any j water for the men who  were on j   The C P. R. haa appropriated a large
beer, or   had   any   intention   of the roof.    Mr. McLeod informed i3em of money for the purpose of thor-
doing so. I the News that the fire broke out: oughly prospecting the E. & N. railway
Aceording to rumor the seven ! on the roof, around the "safety" | uelt on Vancouver island.
barrels   of   beer,    which    were chimney,   and  the only  way he i   The Victoria and Vancouver boards
can   account   for  it   is that the
is being driven to get un- j pyritized rock that would be well' Several days after the last boa
popper-showing, briefly de-!t0 investigate   for   milling  ore.   went out it   was   suddenly   dis-
' in loiy report.   It is 1781 About four feet of this,  next to | covered that seven of these had
pizontally from the mouth
innel to the showing, but
hp of the vein is into the
'ill require a longer  turi-
Gibson   before
up for trial.
Maxwell   came chimney must have been on fire.
the hanging wall, is mineralized Deen stolen--that is, the beer
quartz, averaging, it is claimed, na(j [)t,en taken out and the bar-
$44.60, mainly in gold. ! rels left. On this discovery being
To eliminate the difficulties of made  a   trap  was laid to catch
has now been driven 132 i getting    supplies,   timber   and the thieves,
which the first 80 feet, j other materials up the steep s.��h-     About 10:30   Friday   evening.;
slide rock, required tim-1 hill   from   the  creek bed  to the Maxwell,   who   had   had a few
and therefore  was slow; tunnel, Mr. Tubman proposes to drinks, and who had   been   fish-
Although this tunnel is I start work at the   creek   higher: ing all day.   went   down   toi
-ve for exploratory  work, : ,,*-,   p{M   up   the veins there     dock   to  see   about   some   oars
Mr. Seiffert's judgment possibly a short crosscut tunnel. which were supposed to be
netting the depth,   es-, will be' necessary- and  drift on there.    On passing the  Premu
considering the bunchy them.   This work  would obtain office he  noticed   thai  th<
orted nature of the sur- good depth on the   veins and be  WM little bit open.    He
��ngs.     The  results of | very convenient.    Altogetherthe match to look at n,
Fresh milk at Tooth's
of trade have   chartered   the   G. T. P.
steamer, 1'rince George, for   tneir   excursion to Stewart, Anyox, Alice Arm,
and Prince Rupert, on June 7.
According to present  arrangements,
May Day Dance
Undoubtedly the best dance of j it is the intention to issue  liquor per-
the season was the  Citizens' As-
There have been two chimney and
one roof fire in Stewart .luring the
past week. In addition to this we
are given to understand that there
have been four In Hyder. This is
dry, windy weather. Vmir chimney!
are dirty after the winter. Unless
you ai tend to the i leaning at once,
and are vary careful, you are running a chance oi be ag  burnt out.
inits about the middle of  May, and   to
have   the   vendors'   stores   ready   for
business about the tirst of June.
J. Taylor, of the Taylor  Engineering
company, will arrive in Vancouver next
week from England.    It  is   understood
that hi-; trip has been satisfactory, and
that his company will again operate the
was nothing left to be desired in  Do���y Vurik,n niille
the way  ot music.    By   tar the
sociation May Day dance, held in !
the Stewart  hotel,   on Wednes- i
day   evening   last.    With   Mrs.
Hodgkinson at the piano, accompanied by  P.   S. Jack and J. P.
Scarlet on violin and celo,   there
New Store
Carolyn    has    recently
Mion of both tunnels in property is looking promising.     ! ately a man put a gun in his face,   rooth'a.
Drink Union-made Silver springs at
largest crowd seen at a dance in
Stewart for many mouths, thoroughly enjoyed themselves until
2:30 a.m. Ihe management certainly owe the Hyder Auto Jit-I-
nev service a debt of gratitude JOOCUon wjth hw butcher shop,
for the spirit thev displayed in W th^ old Stewart Iradmg Co's
running a free bus from   H,\der. , store on Fifth street.
opened a grocery
store in   con- n
PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, b.^/, April 29. 1921
The  Portland "Canal  News|because he did not vote for Mackenzi<
-^ ����� ���-, ! King's resolution of a want of confidence
H.  W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
Advertising  Rates:
Display Advertising, 50 cents per inch per issue.   Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line.
Special  Position  Display or  Reading,   25 per cent above
ordinary rates.
Certificate of Improvement, $15 (if more than one claim,
J2.50 for each additional claim mentioned)
Land Notices, $10.   Coal Notices, $7.
No Advertising Aecepted for First Page
in the present administration
The Daily News,   apparently,  would
like to see an election this year simply
because Prince Rupert has not received what
they consider a square deal. This attitude is all
very well, but it is exceedingly insular. Rupert
certainly has grounds for complaint; but because
of this they are not justified in attempting to
sacrifice the interests of the whole west; for it
would be well for Prince Rupert to remember that
it is not the only town west of Winnipeg.
While representing this constituency, Colonel
Peek at the same time owes a duty to the whole
country, particularly the west. Had he voted for
Mackenzie King's resolution, and had the resolution carried, there would have been an election
this year. What would have been the result?
This is a census taking year, and next session a
Redistribution Bill will be put into effect, which
will give to the west, as a whole, a greater repre-
IJ. C. Land Surveyor
Stewart, B.C.
j Dental Surjfeon,    PRINCE RUPERT.
H.   W.  M.   ROISTON
The news last week to the effect that
the Boards of Trade of Victoria and Van-!
couver will, this year, visit Stewart, Anyox j sentation in the house ^^
If the Daily News would stop and think for a!
B. C.
and Alice Arm, is certainly welcome news
to the people of the north, and to this section in particular. The trouble in the
past has always been that the business
people of the south knew nothing of the
north. This year, when they come, they
will see this section of the country just
getting into its stride of development, and
it is to be hoped will realize the possibilities, so that when they return south, the
north will receive at the hands of the
people of the south the attention and consideration to which its natural resourees
entitle it. Doubtless the editorial campaign started by the Vancouver Sun, and
now followed by the Victoria Colonist, is
to a great extent responsible for this visit.
These two papers have done, and are doing
good work for the north, and in return
for this the people in it should give them
every support possible. In other words,
let us support those papers that support us.
i moment, they would realize that the treatment of j
which they are justly complaining is due to the j HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
unequal comparison of seats in the house���a com-)
parison   that   favors  the  east.    Hence.   Prince: LEADIKG   hotel in   northern
Rupert's best policy would appear to be in helping
to rectify this unfavorable comparison;  for,   until
this is accomplished the west, and probably Prince
Rupert, will never get the consideration  that is
its due.
Nothing will do the west so muh harm as an I ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
election this year;  and if it can be staved off until'   Ho,y Communion:   First and Third
H. B. ROCHESTER, Managtr
European Plan $1.50 per day up
Last week the columns of this paper
contained an item to the effect that drill
steel had been stolen from McGee's cabin
at Marmot bay.   This is not the only case
in  the  country of this sneak   thieving.
Other  cabins of prospectors  have  been
robbed, and it is high time that drastic
action were taken.   This sneak thieving is
not confined to prospectors' cabins only.
There is evidently in our midst that contemptible piece of humanity known as a
sneak thief, who will take  anything, no
matter what it is, whenever an opportunity
offers, and he thinks he is not taking a
chance.   These sort of people are a menace
to the community; therefore it behooves
every real citizen to do his utmost to expose such individuals and so help to make
this a white man's country.   We have laws,
but they cannot be enforced unless  the
people  help  to uphold them.   There   is
nothing lower or more contemptible than
these petty sneak thieves.   They should be
rounded up and deported out of the country���back to their place of birth���regardless of who or what they are; and when
they   are sent out of the  district, their
record should be sent with them, so that
if ever caught in the act of stealing they
after the redistribution, the interests of the entire
west will be better served, in so much as it will
receive increased representation.
Mackenzie King, when he introduced his
resolution, proved conclusively that he cares more
for politics than for those matters that are of real
importance and advantage to the west, providing,
of course, that the saying, "Actions speak louder
words," still holds true.
Prince Rupert was the first place in the north
to howl for a division of the province. They considered that the south was being built up at the
expense of the north, because of the minority
representation. In so far as this holds good
Provincially, so much more so is it applicable to [
the Dominion.
This is not so much the fault of any one gov-!
ernment, but rather the force of circumstances.
That'section,   be it the north Provincially, or the
west nationally, which has a minority representation, is bound to suffer accordingly.
Therefore, we are inclined to be of the opinion
that Colonel Peck is quite right in the attitude
which he has adopted, in refusing to dance to the
tune of a few people in Prince Rupert���people who
would rather have him play politics, than adopt
the policy of a statesman.
Sundays in the month at 11 :.'i0 a.m.
Evening  Prayer:   Every   Sunday  ot
7:30 p.m.
Baptisms: By appointment.
"Luck" is a very good  word if you put a P
before it.
There are 15,000  miles
of  roads in  British
China has the longest national anthem. To
hear it from beginning to end would take several
An exchange says the ravages of the elements,
together with the gradual decline in the observance of native customs, is robbing the north of
one of the greatest attractions to summer tourists
���the totem pole. In many places are some of the
finest specimens of the native carvers' art, rotting
away, uncared for and unnoticed.
One of the largest orders for manufactured
lumber ever obtained in British Columbia was
closed recently when the Canadian Overseas Trad
ing   Company   signed up to supply an Alexandra
will earn for themselves a good stiff sent-ifirm- ^L*!?!68?^ th.e K��v*���merit otjigpt,
ence. Any citizen who helps such people
as these, by keeping information from the
police, should also be severely dealt with,
for by such assistance to these pestiferous
individuals, they are neglecting a duty
to the community.
f rec
The Daily News of Prince Rupert has
recently been conducting what appears to
be a studied attack upon Colonel Peck for
his attitude in the House mt Commons; for
the reason that, up to date, he has supported the Government, and particularly
with 24,000,000 feet of railway ties. The first
8,000,000 feet, comprising two shiploads, will leave
Vancouver this month aboard Canadian government steamers which operate in connection with
the Canadian National Railways.
H. P. GIBSON  Proprietor
SPECIALTIKS-NeilHon's and Moir's Chocolates
l.utt'.-it Magazines and Newspapers. Lending
Library.   Stationery.   Cigars.   1'obacion, Etc.
Sole Agent for the Imperial   TefetOM   Company
and New Westminister liter
Sfnopsi3 of    #
Land t-A fa n'nnnls
Minimum   prire   of   ftrst-etaaa  land
redui I.������!  to J 5 a" �����*"*; bwonil-i'lasa to
(3 B0 nn ai re.
IT- eiiiptioii now confined to aur-
vey'l Iai ds only.
Kecords will be -p-anted cover-ins; only
land suitable for agricultural purposes
and which Is ���ion-timber land.
Partnership i>re-empUo*��s abOlndMsl
bul parties of not mors than four may
arrange for adjacent pre-emption*
with joint residence, hut eaeta making
r.uL'Osmmry Improvements on respect'"'*
r.u   in (m
pis-emptGrs must occupy claims for
ti'.'m /Gar*; .-nd r.i:'l.* i-r^provsments to
valun ef jlu per acre, incluJiiig clearing ar.d cultivation Of at least I acres,
bofors receiving Crown Orunt.
Where prc-erhptor In occupation not
Ipas tlitm 8 yours, and hue made proportionate improvements, he may, be-
i:au-<e of lll-haalth, or other causa, b��
granted intermediate certificate of lra-
trnvement and transfe' his claim.
Hecords without permanent residence may b�� Issued, provided appll-
���_*?.rt make" imiirnvements to extent of
(300 per annum and records same eaatt
��.iir P-kllure to make improvements
or record same will operate aa forfeiture Title cannot be obtalr.ed In
lass tjian 5 year*, and improvements
of f 10 60 per acre, including 5 acres
cl-turt-d a, id cultivated, and residence
of nt least 2 yearn ure required.       *t
I iv i'iiij-tor holding Crown erupt
may record another pre-emption, If he
ro-.uii*s land in conjunction with his
farm, without actual oceujiat-lon, pro-
vidad statutory Improvements made
ar.d   residence   maintained   on   Crown
my    ������:,���'.   land.
Uiifui veyed areas,  not exceeding
aoree,   may   be   leaned   as   horausp
title to be obtained ,i*ief full
detctlal and improvainent conditions.
For graslog and industrial purposes
areas    e-toocdine;    010    Korea    may    be
leased by una parson or company.
Mill, factory or Industrial sites an
ttnitcr lat*.il r.ot exceeding 10 acres
may ba purchased; conditions Include
payment of st.impapo.
rJnfjial hay meadows Inaccessible
by e*.;st!ng rcad.i may lie purohaied
cordWIoiml upon construct ion of a ro id
to them llebata of one-half of cost >f
 '   nol  eSjcesdtng  half of  purchai*
ni M
price, is made.
g, ACT.
l!i�� scoue of this Act Is enlarged to
inc.j.le  ail   person*  Joining  and   werv-
li g with Hln Mnj^ty'a Faroes Ths
trie within wjih 1, ihe heirs or aVWaoa*
M a d*. ioa .,-<* pre-essMor may iieutr
Itr I,tie -..-.lar mis Act Ig aUtwnied
'��� m ror i;-.e jiur from the death
bu..*> pen-on., as formerly, until
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������������rr-   Of
as   formerly,   until   ooe
the com   ihIoii of tha present
     7 sis  privilege  |g also made re-
trea   Uva
rfo fees relating to pre-emptions an>
due . r pnymbia by soldiers on ���re-
smptlons recorded sfler June ill lint
Tuxc- are remitted for  five years
ll,,,i    f,J]   return  of moneys accrue 1   ,b���. a��d l.een paid since llmmt
ccount of payments, fi
191 I,
ni;-ds    for
I revision     mans    ror    Issuance    0f
grants   to  sub-purahasers    of
"    i" rl'K   rights   from
-���ara  who  failed    to    e������, ,u��
ret see, Involving,  forf.iiurs. m   Ial*
��� I "i condltlaj-j of nurrha..  "
1 ai.d taxes.
'i" nol ������!.��� i n wi
puti..,ii '���   prloa d
Jnal pa,.
ba   Ulsiribuled    iii^iUotJimT ',"1>.
purchase, ln-
����������*��� PUrel,
of original i
hols    "lea.
i ids  li.v   May
AiJCatlo**.   ���1U5t   H
1      4.4NQ. '
\ci.  mt, tor   gystamaisi
u-imen. of li. .-stuck |Ildlim *****
lot  graxn.g  e*lll|U and
���ry pro-
Am  111' II alloy	
Anni.Hi graainf pan
n eumbars rapg, "
iish^U     owners. 	
;Br;:i Ar^JrTJBE5ES!5
r. ranga
^><l  l.ased
���er estab-
Head OITice: 101 Pemberton Block Victoria, B.C
Wanted: Listings of Properties for Sale or Lease
We handle Bums' Shamrock Hams, Bacon, Lard.   Moderate
prices.   Home made Sausage a specialty
M1I.K anil ON
For information relating
to Salmon River, Portland
Canal a��nl Alice Arm min.
ir)g districts, apply tc
Mini .  Bi iker
Vancouver and Stewam|
Canadian Natio
Steamers sailing between Seallle, Victoria, Vai 1
Swanson's May, Prince Rupert, Anyox, Stswarl anil |
���SAILINGS from PRINCE IU'1'Klt'l
Leaves Prince Rupert for Stewart, ID p. m.   I ' "
28th., May    12tli and 21
Train Service:
Passenger   MONDAY,   WEDNESDAY and PAH 'llb
Smithers, Prince George, Edmonton and Wii
connections for all points li asl
For Further information apply to any Grain
or to o. A. MoNichoIl, Asst. General i
Passenger Agent, Prince llui
Don't Miss
��� ��� ���
an Opportunity
.      When in   Hyder be   sure  and visit
Flawn's Fruit Store on  Internationa
near the Drug  Store-the *^wm' ' ,(
I   ���        I lis-1' '
will pay you  for your trip. [jj(!,
Fresh   Fruit,   Vegetables.   Hams ��n   ^
Butter and Ejrgs, ����� Greatlj  ^'(lua
FKOPMKTOI PORTLAND  CANAL  NEWS,   stevvart, a.*j��� April 29. 1921
Tone up Your Appetite With Some
of the Following Suggestions . . .
Christie's Assorted Biscuits and Crackers
Empress Assorted Jams Sheriff's Marmalade
Canadian Honey fancy Cleaned Currants
White Ribbon Seeded Raisins     Green Circle Sultana Raisins
Libby's Dill Pickles
Chow Chow Green and Stuffed Olives
Blue Label and DelMonte Catsup
DelMonte    and    Libby's    Asparagus
Curtis'     Roasted     and    Peeled     Pimientos
Elkhorn Cheese, Assorted Dunbar Pickled Shrimps
Channel Herring       Golden Haddies
Blue Point Oysters Saanich Clams
Libby's Rod Alaska Salmon
Alabastine in All Shades Floor and Furniture
Stains and Varnishes
Salmon River
 i���|--ie-Ti i   i sinn   i m~- m ���i   i in  it       _j i.j |   i j
Trading Coy
Hematite of the "bop;iron" va-     All Free Miners' licenses ex-
riety is being developed on Sum-'' pire at midnight on May 31.
mit creek, Centra! Skeena valley. I
.   _       , i    Prospectors are cretting every-
��� In Ontario several of tne mines thing in shape to take to the hills,
now have committees of the em-
ployees co-operating with the1 I" the Windermere district,
management under the British East Kootenay, there has been
plan. considerable activity among the
Ontario   mine  output for the ! prospects and smaI1 operators-
year 1920 was worth $46,000,000. ;    This year many financial and
This included gold to the amount mining men will   visit   Stewart,
of 564,309   ounces,    valued   at The Portland Canal district is on
$10,451,700. jthemapasa rich mineral zone.
Several   veins  of high grade, An inspection of the "goods" is
gold and copper, running at least a" that is needed to  secure   the
four per cent in the same  veins, jcaP'taI for development,
have been found in   the Beaver;    Figures compiled bv   the   de-
lake district, Saskatchewan.        Ipartmentof mines, Ottawa,  es-
Inthe Coeur d'Alene district | timate the total value of Canada's
and all through North Idaho, '���mnor^ production during 1920
wag; reductions of a dollar day at $200,000,000, as compared
are announced in all the mines, i with $176,686,390 in 1919. This
Skilled workersnowreceive$5.25comPares very favorably with
per dav. and muckers $4.75. 1918- the record *-'oar- when the
The Princeton Mining and Development company will reopen
development operations in their
mine five miles south of Princeton, within the next few weeks,
NEWS,   $2   THE   YEAR
toal value of   Canadian   mineral
production was $211,301,897.
What are supposed to be diamonds in the rough have been
discovered on Olivine mountain,
after a shut down of about three I near Princeton, B. C. A num-
months, This is one of the most ber ��f yea>*s ago Professor
promising mines in the district, i Thompson of Montreal, who
straight shipping copper ore | spent many years in the South
having been uncovered in all I African diamond fields, thor-
three tunnels. oughly prospected this mountain,
ti    riT*i i ij        n     i    ������� ���      but found no trace of the spark.
Ihe Wild Horse Creek  Mining
Co., Grand Forks, has decided to The production of Canadian
secure the services of an expert salt in 1919 amounted to 148,302
placer mining man and fully de- tons, valued at $1,398,968. This
velop the holdings of the com- was obtainable almost entirely
pany as soon as weather will from the salt fields of southern
permit of operations. Harry Ontario. This year's salt pro-
Gamble may again be in charge, duction will be greatly augmented
Last year the company took some , by the recent discoveries in Al-
choice nuggets from the mine. I berta and Saskatchewan. Ship-
Many tons of what is thought to ments of raw salt to the refineries
be very good takings are placed are now being made from these
for washing. i deposits.
Look at the map of British Columbia
with an unbiased mind. Roughly Vancouver ia 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 the coast.
Speaking in broad terms there are
thirty-two millions of acres of the
Peace River tlistrict situated within the
boundaries of British Columbia, and
more than forty millions of acres within the Province of Alberta, most of it
being suitable agricultural land for
mixed farming or ranching. In addition there is a vast area of mineral and
limbec resources, thet.xtentof which is
only beginning to be realized.
Immense deposits of anthracite coal
have been located and the president of
the Peace River Board of Trade is
authority for the  statement   that   this
coal grades higher  than  Pennsylvania
Kxteimive exploration work is being
carried on in oonneotion   with  oil  and
already startling results have been    ho
Itiined. 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 i>f natural fas.
The ar.'a 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-live bushels to the acre or marly double the
average of other portions of Alberta.
The land is also well adapted tor the
raising of stock of all kinds, particu.
larly hugs.
lt is reasonable   to   suppose   that   if
two hundred and  fifty   thousand   acres
are now producing nine million   bushi Is
of grain, that within ��� very few  years
there will be ten million  acres  produc
ing three hundred and fifty million bush
els of grain,  ur roughly,   ten million ^a,
tons. *
^ opened their office i.i .Stewart
wis ii to herewith inform the Mining
public that Ihe prices for the principal metals will be as follows:
Gold, Silver, each, - - - $1.50
Cold and Silver, each, - - $:\00
Copper, Le.td, each, - - - 81,60
Gold, Silver and Copper, - $.'U>0 J
Gold. Silver and Lead - - $3.00
Other Metals on application
10 per cent discount on five samples
at one time.
20 per cent discount on ten  samples
at one time.
Provincial Assayer
Keep Your Money
In Stewart ....
Why send Laundiy out ef Town?
Latimer Home Laundry can do the
work. Clothes Cleaned and Pressed,
Darning. Clothes called for weekly.
m \
i��N*��J m.m
" IV !
r   tsv?*   ng Service
T^VERY Department of Banking Service finds full and
*-- adequate e*;pres;::or in the Bank of Montreal. Its
Eranches cover the Dominion of Canada from end to end;
it has irs own offices in the financial centres of Great
Britain, France and ihe United States, and its correspondents in every part of the world.
No matter what form of banking service may be required,
whether it be in connection with the Savins
the financing of business or the carrying on of foreign
trade relations, adequate facilities   for  such   service  are
���  afforded by this Bank.   The Manager of any branch will
be glad to have you discuss your requirements with him.
A Direct Wire Service
is maintained between the Bank's offices in
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver,
New Vork, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Capital Paid Up ��22,000,000     Rest ��22,000,000
Total Assets ��<.60,150,812.S5
King Edward Hotel
STEWART,   -   B.  C.
. . .YOUR   COMFORT. . .
. .$1.00 PER DAY. .
W.    IL   TOLIN,
Fifth St. Stewart, b.c
Comfortable furnished rooms Barber shop in connection
Cigars. Tobaccos, Soft Drinks      SOLO TABLES
Thoroughly Cosmopolitan.   The millionaire with his roll of bills
is as welcome as the prospector with his roll of blankets :  : : :
Cigars, Toobaccos, Soft Drinks Card Tables, Magazines, Newspapers
JACK   McCORMACK,   -   -   Proprietor
Estimates Furnished ���-   Work Guaranteed
Comer Auto Transfer  between stewart
 and Jitney Service ....       ANl) hydeb
Ramsay's Cream.Soda Crackers, one DAY   AND  NIGHT
of the beat, and cheaper too,   Salmon  Oarage Corner Sixth and Conway II   COMER, Managai
Kiver Trading Co, Stand at Stewart Hotel Tel. 2 long   1 short
Launch Provincial
Leaves Ruperl for Stewart Thursdays
alternating with <;. T. P. boats PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, n.u., April 29, 1921
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows: Placer Gold, $75,722,603
Lode Gold, $100,272,431; Silver. $50,432,304; Lead. 43.821,106:
Copper, $153,680,965; Zinc, $16,818,487; Coal and Coke. $199,-
123,323; Building Stone, Brick, Cement. $29,991,757; Miscellaneous
Minerals, $786,918; making its Mineral Production to the end of
1919 show
The substantial progress of the Mining Industry in this Province
is strikingly exhibited in tho 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, J142.072.603; for the year 1910,
142,290,462; 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 open for prospecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal and the fees
lower than those of any oth��r Province in the Dominion, or any
Colony in the British Empire.
Mineral locations are granted to discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such properties, security of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, together with Mining Reports and Maps, may
be obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
Provincial,   Dominion, America
and the Old Country
The population of Toronto is
now 597,000.
There are in Canada over 850,-
000 telephones, or one for every
eleven people.
Approximately 12,000 persons
were killed by automobiles in the
United States in 1920.
Roumania owes Canada a million and a half dollars interest on
loans made that country during
the war.
Montreal is now the fifth
largest city on the North American continent, with 900,000
The geological survey branch
of the Canadian department of
mines reports that the oil fields
of northern Canada comprise
300,000 square miles.
Fred H. Lincoln has been appointed president of the company
organized for the production of
films to teach peography, history
and civil government in Canadian
Last week the Standard Oil
company declared a dividend of
200 per cent, payable May 16.
This is the lowest dividend
holders of stock have received in
years.   Too bad.
��� British Columbia's population
is 555,536, according to Dr.
Henry Young, secretary of the
Provincial Board of Health.
The total includes 25,649Indians.
The total population is an increase of 89,700, or a little more
than 20 per cent, over the previous year.
Record of a Peculiar Ceremony
Carved on a Birch Tree
St. Paul (Minn.) exchange,
prints the following: "In far
off Alaska, the land of snow and
long winters, Cupid is somewhat
handicapped, but the little love
god   gets  in   his work just thc
Clerks of the court are not
numerous, ln the states it is
customary to obtain marriage licenses and later to make record
of the ceremony. But in Alaska
it sometimes is different. At
least, such would seem the case
from a letter received by Ruby
Schmidt, deputy clerk, Ramsey
county, from G. G. Dunlop, a
friend, who lives in a little cabin
near Strelna, Alaska. Dunlop
tells of finding the record of a
peculiar wedding ceremony,
carved on a birch tree, under
which he camped. Following is
the record:
"Matrimony on the Yukon"
"Ten miles from the Yukon,
On the banks of this lake,
For a partner to the Koyukuk
McGillis I'll take.
We have no preacher,
And we have no ring;
It makes no difference.
It's all the same thinu.
(Signed)    "AGGIE   DALTON."
"I swear by my gee pole,
Under this tree,
A faithful husband to Aggie
I always will be.
I'll love and protect
This maiden so frail,
From the sourdough stiffs
On the Koyukuk trail.
(Signed)     "JACK McGILIS."
"For two dollars apiece,
In ehechaco money,
I units this couple
In holy matrimony.
He be a miner,
And she be a teacher;
1 do this job
Just as well as a preacher.
(Signed)       "FRENCH   JOE,'
���"- *_yg!*'"
/    family Cp
t.   Rrinttdmonup. .;
1 .ImyyfrmHrbp
4.Ruth -frantimip
S. Cmpptrffinf dp
a*, iunsftf'ot Cp
7 LtrtriOW tip
a.<*mptc C.pptr fiiat
9 QmarRivorftna Co
10 Rtd Top Gp
It Xnfornah'anal Gp
11 Salman - Boar Rtotr fl... C.
IS gunfina Cp.
14, Boah flint* Li mi f\tt
15. Minmral Hill Op.
It   Bib flittouri Cp.
17  f\ roulai Cp.
I)   49. Cp.
��� 9    Yml'o r/almao Cp.
X*.  r\y Rail Gp
tl    Boundary C*
tt X'.a'iar. f1'no*Co. L/mi:..
���ScaJe of Miles
Comfortable rooms
Grill in connection
W. DANN, Proprietor
Headquarters for mining men during their stay;
in the district
DONE    IT ?
M. R. JAMIKSON,   Prep.
pred Dorev
Certificate of Improvements.
"Boundary," ��������� Cabin," "Grub,"
"Grubstake," ''Lucky," "International Fraction," "Daly," "Group,"
mineral claims, situate in the Portland
Canal mining division of Cassiar
Where located: In the Salmon River
Valley, in the Portland Canal Mining
Division, and lying east of the Premier
Croup of mineral claims,
Take notice that I, William C. Rohs,
of Stewart, B.C., acting as agent for
AmoB B. Trites, Free Miner's Certificate No. Ki311C; Roland VV. Woods.
Free Miner's Certificate No. 163100; W.
R. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
168120, and Patrick Daly, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 8M&MC, intend, tdxty
days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvemanta. for the purwise of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
claims. And further take notice that
action, under suction 85, must be commenced before the issuance of such
Certificate of Improvements.
Dated this fitth day of March,
A.D. 1921. 44
Land   D'��tricl
A' ' i
slur     *"*���'���' .-�� a,  M^
Skeena, *;***?$
corner "I" '���"��� ,fl
Take noti
man,  of   Stewart,  ��
Millraen, intern
to  purchase   tne
nils: . ,,
feet south  ol   ��� .
Lot No  792.  I ���'  * ��� **Jk
south   ter
chains; thi        .   ,���������   >l
thancew. !
Canal Shori ,    p#
said line ul right*8*  ^..IsHI
mmoament,    ���
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Dated March U.


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