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 v,,,"    POSTED   ON    TIIE
jjlSKS- $5.00 THE YEAR.
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rtland Canal New
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
VOL. 2, NO. 52
STEWART,   B.C.,    FRIDAY,   MAY   27.    1921
$5 The Year���10 Cents the Copy
Company  Refuse   to   Compromise-Meeting   Tuesday    Fre8h milk at Tooth.B
Night Men Decide to Stand Pat Atta boy,   Clcan up the bacl;
���~mm~~~~~~~ yard.
The strike situation   has  notLwhile going into details as to the    Th�� busy fly is doing business
terially changed   during   the[ reasons for the cut, and giving a at the old stand.   Swat it.
Strikers' dance. Monday night.
Gardening is the popular outdoor sport.
Benny Erickson is expected in
on the next boat.
Join  the clean up army and
"go over the top."
i ,.. fbnurrV-fiiirinir that statement as to wages paid for
Dast ten days, tnougn-aunng uiai _u W. H. Watson, who has been
v" . , similar   work   in   other   camps,  .... ,.     .     ,
time there  have  been several Lon8tituted a re/usa] to compro_ ill for some time, .sable  to  be
stings and conferences.   On mise.    On the strength  of this ar0Und a*a,n" The moving pictures shown in
the 21st matters took a suddenj letter, and as requested therein,      Ernie Armstrong went to the Hyder last Sunday and again last
turn, and the strike  committee a meeting of  the  strikers  was hospital this week with an attack Light were a marked success,
thought it wise to address a com- called at 7:30 Tuesday evening, Ioi -&e lagrippe.
munication to the management at which the letter was read and!    Reader did it ever occur to you ,         *��sgerald   brothers  are
��� ,   ��������<r_._t5nn-  u   fi ft v    f���ii-,    i;    ,      i       _"    ii     t    t     ilu-duei ��� U1U 1L cx ei UCLUI Lu -yuu doing some deve opment work on
of the mine suggesting  a  titty-  tally   discussed.     Finally  J.  J. i that  even low   shoes   are  very
fifty compromise  on   the   cut. Furlong moved, seconded by M. j high these days.
This to a great extent  was due Seguin,   "That a  vote be taken |    _,. .,      ,   ,. ,,
,r that   was   being cir-: by ballot to see whether the waire! ,.mCe        , bal1 ,*2-ame   on the     H.C. Bennett, who has been
Big Missouri Bonded���Pat Daly Meets With  Success
in New York���Great Activity on Marmot
The News was informed on
Wednesday on good authority
that a wire had been received
locally from Pat Daly, now in
New York, stating that he has
closed a deal for the Big Missouri, in that city.    There are no
short time ago from Vancouver,
is intending to do considerable
work on his Patricia group, situated some five and a half miles
from tidewater on the south fork
of the Marmot river. Among
his associates in this work is Dr.
details   to   hand   at the time of i McKechnie of Vancouver who,
their Goose creek property, opening up new ground.
to a rumor tnax   was   ueiriR cir-  by ballot to see whether the wage:.,.,   .,
elated  to the   effect  that the cut be  accepted  or  not."   This    kh.   h���. a.!e. een
company were willing   to   make motion was put.    On the ballots!        '"'"
sime such   compromise.      Mr. '' b^ing counted it was found   that
very ill with   lagrippe,   made   a
, business trip to Prince Rupert on
Lawrence   &   Workman   have | the Provincial, last Friday.
Pittreplied to this communication! the result was 32  for accepting this week   put   several   mentoj    Roy Clothier and Senator John
by letter  on   the  2b'rd,   which, j the cut, and 121 against.
work in their  logging
the Manmt river.
he went to the  town  pump  and
at j Ronan, who left a few weeks ago
! for Terrace on the Skeena river
H. C. Bennett   has   been   ap-' lo look over a mining property,
going to press; but it is understood this deal takes the form of
a bond, and it means that active
development of this property is
about to be again undertaken.
it is expected, will be in Stewart
during the coming summer.
Dans   Lack     Avoirdupois
Bat, hut Run Good
j took a drink of water.
at      In baseball society  Dr.
made a hit.
Last Tuesday weight counted a j    Allan played his  usual  game,
yard or two in the game of  ball j neaL clean aixl attractive,
between tne Fats and Anti-Fats,      It was theopinion of many fans
when they met on the diamond that  tlie   umpire  was   a   false
pointed enumerator for this district for the taking of the census,
which is to commence June 1.
Royal Salad Dressing. Use  only  the
best.    Salmon River Trading Co.
William George this week has
been plowing the ground around j please note.
to Bee' who's who."   In   a two
his   house   on   Columbia   street
uming game the Fats  proved  to      Scotch whisky  improves   with  w>th a view to putting in a large at Tooth's Smoke Shop
the world and Hyder   they   had age. but Hydtr,
the swing ueiiinu the hickory and doots
We   hae   oor garden.
Clay Porter,   who with P. E.
Rees located a group   of  claims
on the south fork of the Marmot
Marmot   Property   Bonded'; river last year, has returned from
Word was received this week!Seattle for the Purpose of doing
that Pat Daly has closed a deal, considerable work on   this   pro-
in new York for William Fraser's P*-1'^-    Rees   sold   his interest
Marmot  river  property.     This to his Partners during the past
deal takes the form of a working wir-ter. 	
bond, and provides for consider-
able work to be done each yeari Morr-s Peterson and Albert
over a period of several years. | Johnson, who have been work-
This property is known as the in-? on their Bay View property.
Fraser group and consists of,18 miles dovvn the canal on the
reached the streets the papers j seven claims, situated on the, Canadian side, and have taken
were quickly  sold.    Advertisers r-.tfh fork of the Marmot,  four, out some nice ore, spent the week
miles from tidewater, and at an end in town.   They came up from
accessible elevation.    The show- j the property to get supplies,
ing on this property is very largej , ���>���
and has been   proved  to   somei    Emmel Davis, manager of the
depth.    William Fraser is one of Commonwealth Mining company,
are expected to return shortly.
Last week the News printed a
large number of extra copies,
and   as   soon   as the newsboys
Don't go homo hungry.     Get a lunch
The Chuqualla came   in   from
-Alex Paul, formerly of the Pre- Swamp Point on the 24th.    Mrs.
few besides  the bail, but that's
"ll in   tne   game.    The   Leans
P'ayed a ringer, Jamieson  from
Hyder. j
Poor Hyder!
,        i River Trading Co.
his I* ish creek road house.    It is .
already quite at home and goes      Roy   Moseley,   the   vegetable
;to sleep every  night   with   the wizard, has new onions,  lettuce
Dance Monday night.    Go !
See our  advt. for Special   Bargains.
Salmon River Trading Co
George Young,  road superin- j
and radishes ready for the table. I tendent, and J. P. Suttie, public ! Light   and   Power   Proposition
The green goods can be seen  on ; works engineer, leave for Prince for Stewart-Hyder
..mewas when Harr. Gibson AStewartman was out on a
Btolaabase- and he uidn t get fly. An he said, "Well, 1 know
pmenad.     Patterson cracked akvhere the flies go."
Manager Pitt ot the Premier
Played good ball���but there's mine witnessed the game, ile
several kinds of good.    [Later      saw the striker win.
will t.e protested. Fats     Jamie8on offered  the umpire
the freedom of Hyder if he would      l hoe Empire Day dance held in
let him make one run. i the Stewart hotel on  the 24th
was   a   distinct   success, and   a working for some   time   on   the Hall in Hyder.   This is the hist
Some  of  the  Hyder boys run! management.   A Lucky Boy group on Fish creek, court of its kind in the  district,
bases with tne agilitv ot   a   dis-  *-"-������-������ ���*" . .
Alter the l*'nt mi.I   I onn   cramp j i   " lorcrp ornwrl \v<i-*   in   attendance    nas driven a   tunnei  in io   reet.1     ���, , ���      ,-, ,    rT   ,  , .
..i   i ...   . game cankd street car horse, large crowu was  in  auenudiiLe, , ...    -       , ,      ^r and Mrs. Ed.  Hodgkinson
���ind kent  thimrs   troinir   with   a i He has been drifting on the lead;,        L . , .
1  '-'-'i" "\      "    ,        ,. , ��� ,. have taken over and are going to
The   ocal  and is in good ore ail the wav. .      _ ,.. ,       .
,   ,    I run   the   Ocean   View   cabaret,
orchestra being  augm a baseball game will take place I thereby  ensuring the public cf
his "experimental farm."  bacit Rupert on the Provincial.
of the King fcdward hotel. A c]ay tennjs  court has been
Pat   Benson,    who   has   been'built   at   the   residence of J. A.
stewart-Hyder played,   and   re-
'"' *���'<! in a victory for the home
toys by a score of 9-6. It ap-
Pearstoaman up a tree about
;,: ���"' Hyder ooys got���they get
'art, for every lime tins
season the local  boys nave sent
nine across the line vveep-
Hyder sports  put   up $832.05 ,  , .,��� .,   r
on the game.    Pat Benson better
keep away from that camp.
Wilson in the box had Hyder's.San Francisc0 musici fr��m Hy('e''- ! on Saturday afternoon between a Stewart    a    pleasant   place  of
goat long before he commenced | and left nothing to be desired in team from-the strikers  and  the recreation.
throwing in a few overdrafts.
Several local fans   rooted   for
"-ifi wailing and gnashing their  Hyder.    A man who tries  to defeat his home town ought to  be
parboiled over a slow fire.
t  is   understood   Hyder  has
bj     Unisons    Grapevine , x1        , ���     .    , ,    ,.���_,,
-t failed to get  the   bacon wired New \ ork for a   battery.
teeth     Rm .n ��� If one cannot   be secured  there,
l ���     ���u allasamee the teams Sw        p0* ��� wi]] bt. lnt,(L   Bet.
tvemy matched.   To ter wi?e for a nine.
��P��ctator, at times the umpire| , ,   n
BClea as if ue ought to consult an-    ^ onstable Scarletl thought  he
'     specialist, for he called  balls
"��t shouljl have been strikes,
this connection.
Drink Union-made Silver   Springs at
H. Scovil took a crew of m n
to Bitter creek early in the w k
for the purpose of putting a pa k
bridRe over the Bear river at
mouth of the creek. WI e
doing this work the men 11
board at Murphy's road ho
When this work  has  been c
win ���   a
,   w'���"' wno yeara ago wt
mascot tor the Amities of  Vi
��"*. was in the box for  Hyde
and he
proved to fai
that he
.-��. .w tans,
en ��.garne or two  before
""��   this   far   north;    while
pitched the   home  team
teams lined up:
JohaierTuH?n,t   C   Benson  p,
h��wn lb, Madden 2b.   Poster
Murphy came  down
was playing cricket; *'ul ths bat
....���    ,,,,,     was too'small.    He could not ar- pl��ted it is the intention
j11;;1 strikes that should have been '-'est the little sphere and send il ceed to American cre�� k
balls.   'Otherwise he was fair." down for 30 -yards. bridge is required.
vnson, who yeara ago  was     The   News    always    thought     Peanut Butter, (Unicorn hi
O.   McFadden   had   good    judg- and rich in oil,   S   R. T   i
ment.    But   well    he backed thei
Hvder nine, and his bank roll  is
not quite so  long  today.    Oh. I us road house  at
McFadden! the latter part of
A    Hvder   sport    remarked: returned this week.    II
"We'll be.,; Stewart noxl time." to Bee him in town
When that "next time" arrives, ceived a hearty welcom
elephants will be flying,  fish will   |TOl_ing much I
be living Oil dry   land,    and   the    h    s;um,   M   ,
hvi ran he ram wnl   be growing ,-,,,.
, 1 his was his flrst  ap|
  town since   the     now
regular Stewart nine. The g_ Wykoff of the National
strikers'committee will also give Foregt Service of A!askai ar.
a dance in the Stewart hotel on| rrived in Hyder from Ketchikan
Monday evening next.
1 a few days ago for  the  purpose
Ladies    Owing to the large  demand of measuring the   stumpage   on
for ladies' dainty wear in Stewart  and ,.        .       .   , .    ���
district, 1 have arranged  with one of the Brenner right ot way.
Vancouver's ladii -' '-a);', i w ear  9ton ���
lo make regular shipments  to  me on M. Lipovatz has opened  anew
every boat.   H. Zbkfkrt. Men's Cloth {       ���    h;     building   on   Inter-
ing nnd Fine run            . Stewart,
n     .     u     ,   ,   ,   ,,   r        national avenue in  Hyder.   Mr. toput   the        ���   t   t,        .    jf
Deputy  Marsha   J.  B.   Green  , ;,���,....... ;���.,���,���.u t<> \ ,.w <lim-tk*' .u      ���       ,��� ���       ,     .
,,. ; ,���,. c ,, -a.. . Lipovatz intenas to very snoruj there is sufficient business offer-
enlarge his present place of|inganaa satisfactory arrange-
business and install billiard and meut  can   1)e  made   witll  thfl
people of Stewart.
Louis Johnson of Seattle is looking into the local situation with
a view to establishing for the
towns of Stewart and Hyder a
hydro-electro plant, supplying a
light and telephone service for
these two towns. Mr. Johnson
has had considerable experience
in this line, having built the
hydro-electric plant in Valdez,
Alaska, and was superintendent
of this plant after completion.
On Wednesday he interviewed a
number of local people with
marked success. Arrangements
have been made with Lawrence
& Workman in connection with
the power they own. Mr. Johnson informed The News that he
has plenty of capital  behind him
and Customs Officer E. B. Slivers
left for Ketchikan on the Taku
Sunday to attend court in
that city in connection with the
case arising out of the seizure a
short time ago of the launch
Sea Lion.
o-naill   3b,  Itadenbaugh
��|nor Cf, Ward If
Cf, Ai'.a'1 S'1'^   ss*   Lawrenci
J'��jrr��12b, Divis 8b, Crawford
WilJon,   ' Browi�� lb. Jonson rf,
Hon p.
BA8B mis
-J"'  the  M(,.,a   felt  so
"tuedeleatol Hyder that
Sir   Oliver   Lodge says  when
the energy of  an   atom   is   harnessed we won't need   anj
By all means harness it al once.
The News has just four sack
coal in its bin.
fall.   He  says  I
much more advan i '��� up
Creek than thej a
hav ing     ii     ��� " "'
pool tables.
The committee, who  were  ap
pointed some time ago at a meet-;    A game of baseball was pulled
ing in Hyder of thi   Pioneers of off  at   the   Stewart   recreation
Alaska,  have   during  the   week grounds   hist   Sunday   afternoon
The dance at Hyder last   Sat- been* canvassing the  town  with between the home nine and an
urday night was poorly attended, a view of ascertaining whether aggregation of ball tossers from
only about seven or eight of the or not the people of   Hyder   can  Hyder.    It  was sewn   innings.
Canal's little   bnnch  ��>f sweet- give sufficient support to enable i and the visitors went  down the
II nesses being present; but never- a hospital to be built  ar.d main- gang   plank   hive   a  bunch  of
theless an enjoyable evening was tained for that town.    Nol   hav- drunken sailors.   The score was
ut.   The music was both jake ing completed  their   investiga- U-6.   The manager of the Hyder
I and jazzy. tions no information  is at hand team has  a chance of making a
U the   Movie, Pioneers'hall, Hyder,   as to tbe success thev   have   met fortune.     He should BUe the man
, *;:;^;J{-'; \ :  "' with.     It  is  expected  that  �� for damages   who  told him he
ramaofi icriflce.   Also meeting will be held in the near had the material for  a   baseball
vec&���du2l�� future, before whieb it is their|nine   but probably he meant tha
.! tax    Lvt rybodj �� tO put ill a repm I.
bats and balls. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   MAY   27,   1921
The Portland Canal News Ure justified in^ expecting to ����-__-
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.
$2.50 for each additional claim mentioned)
Land Notices, $10.   Coal Notices, $7.
No Advertising Aecepted for First Page
circulation auring me
hope that our patrons, both advertisers and subscribers, will give us their assistance in this regard. This request is not on any sentimental
grounds, but is a business proposition, particularly
to those interested in the district.
We might say here, that it is our intention, in
the very near future, to install a job printing plant
in conjunction with the newspaper. Conditions,
however, must be favorable before this can become an accomplished fact.
We wish to thank our patrons for their support during the past vear, and hope that they
will continue this support during the year which
we are about to commence.
The Boards of Trade of the cities of the south
With this issue, The Portland Canal j will visit Stewart about the 12th of next  month.
This affords a good opportunity to let the people
of the south know something of this district, and,
therefore, is a subject of interest to every resident, lt would appear that it is now high time
that some sort of a program for their reception
were drawn up. Aside from this we would suggest that a town clean up day be inaugurated, and
that every male resident turn out for this purpose.
The work to be done would need to be systematized in order to prevent overlapping and insure
a maximum of result. This is only a suggestion,
and made with a view to getting action along some
definite line.
News is two years old. The first issue
being published under date of May 30,1919,
by James Cullins, the founder, a well-
known newspaper man not only throughout the Province, but also in this district,
by reason of the fact that he was associated with Captain Percy Godenrath, when
that gentleman started the Portland Canal
Miner in February, 1910, and had to dig
away six feet of snow in order to put up a
tent in which to house their plant. With
the financial depression of 1912 and the
outbreak of the war ln 1914, this camp
experienced so severe a slump that all industry ceased and business generally declined, until in 1915, when very few people
were left. With this decline Captain Godenrath discontinued his publication, and
no paper was published in this section of
the country, until the return of James
Cullins in 1919, when he started this paper
under the name of The Cassiar News, and
continued to publish under that name until August, the eighth, of that year when,
for good and sufficient reason, he changed
the name to Portland Canal News. Taking
this name for the reason that it was his
intention with this publication to represent
the whole Portland Canal district, and not
just one section of it.
Mr. Cullins continued with this journal
until November 1,1920, when he sold out
to Martin M. Smith, who co-incidentally
sold a half interest to the present owner.
Publication was continued under this joint
management until the middle of February,
1921, when Mr. Smith sold his interest to
his partner, the present publisher, who, in
in March last, acquired the able assistance
of Peck MacSwain, one of the best known
printers in the Province.
Since November last we have doubled
our circulation; and while this is very
gratifying, yet we are not satisfied; therefore, it is our intention to again double it
before the close of the summer.
To our patrons we would say that it is
our constant endeavor to give the very best
service possible under the conditions. The
welfare of the district as a whole is our
first consideration, and every^ effort to this
end is our motto.    A community is often
judged by people, who have never seen it,
by the type of newspaper that is published
therein.    Realizing this fact we are endeavoring to publish a journal that will be
a credit to you.    In addition to this we
never lose an opportunity to' keep before
the eyes of the outside world the mining
development of this section of the country,
and above all, the advantages of this port
as a railway terminal; which advantages
are pointed out in a standing article, that
for aeveral months past has appeared in
conjunction with a photograph, entitled,
"Stewart," and for which we receive no
financial support whatsoever.   Support in
this connection has never been requested,
for the reason that we are of the opinion
that it is our duty to booat the district.
In view of these facts we feel that we
li. C. Land Surveyor
Stewart, B.C.
At Alaska  Hotel Temporalv
HYDER       :       :       :       ALASKA
Founders and Original Owners
Head Office
101 Pemberton Block,     -   VICTORIA, B. C.
Real Estate   Insurance   Mines   Financial Agents
ROBERT   M.    STEWART,        - -      President
Lots for sale in all parts of town
Listings of properties for sale wanted
Fifth St, Stewart, BC
Dental Surgeon,    PRINCE RUPERT.
B. C.
We handle Burns' Shamrock Hams, Bacon, Lard.   Moderate
prices.    Home made Sausage a specialty
Stewart, B. C.
The commencement of much needed repairs to
the roads and bridges in this district has at last
been made, and while there is considerable disappointment over the small amount of work to be
done, yet there is some satisfaction to be gained
out of the fact that the Bear River road will be
made useable and that the Stewart-Hyder road
is to be graveled and put in good condition.
In last week's issue we stated that the bush
on Columbia street is to be cleared out, from Fifth
to back of the school.    This was the name of the
street given to The News, but is incorrect, in that
the   street   on which this work is to be done is;
Brightwell.    This certainly is a step in the right!
direction.   But only a step, for last year this town
paid a large sum of  money   into   the   provincial
treasury.    Just exactly how much is hard to say; J
but if the figures could be ascertained they would |
nirnra enrnrioinrr    anrl   t'av   mnro   Ihan    Gnffioit*r��t    Inl
p.v>.K   0Ut'J.id.W|-|    _U~U   .*-...      ...~. ~      UiBU     fe?l_U_Vl***A4'.      �� ~
do the proposed road work.    Yet   now  that   thei
government   have   started   this work,  they   will
doubtless keep it up as  long as they continue to
collect the taxes.
Synopsis if    m
The British Dominions bordering the Pacific
must make it their business to strengthen their
means of naval defence.
So long as the Dominions are given the right
to choose their own citizens, there should be no
objection to renewal of the Anglo-Japanese
A constitution for the British commonwealth
of nations and an Imperial executive are vital needs
of the Empire if the present solidarity among the
Dominions in relation to the Motherland is to be
Such, in brief, are the views of Right Hon.
William F. Massey, Prime Minister of New Zealand, regarding some of the outstanding issues
to be threshed out at the Imperial Conference to
which he is a delegate.  -Victoria Colonist, May 6.
Good times may or may not be just ahead, but
aj; least some of us have the satisfaction of knowing that more bad times are behind us than ahead.
That is one of the few comforts to which we who
are journeying downward ar* entitled.
The desire of the ladies for equal  rights will
never induce them to covet bald heads.
H. P. GIBSON Proprietor
SPECIALTIES -Neilson's and Moir's Chocolates
Latest Magazines and Newspapers. Lending
Library.   Stationery.   Cigar*.   Tobaccos, Etc.
Minimum    price   of   flrst-clasH
reduced ii> i, an acre; second-daa. U>
l* .,\t an acre.
Pre-emption now confined to surveyed lard-, only.
He-corf!-' will be granted covering only
land suitable fi>r agnciii'urai pur^o:'*?!
and whieli is .'ion-tinibur load,
PtttnonrtUl* pre-emptions ah"i:> h*4.
but ���,.<������!,.���!. A not i.i.-ie than (our ramy
nn.* j,,- Tur ������' i,j u i, .' i jii��-wii)rinH~
with joint reuidt n< :e, but each in.,*-.*'*
i:%ueMfcary improvement** on retjpeclivo
ci^mi. ,_.
Pre-emi-tora muM ocrupy cIrIhw f*r
five yours Nnd make \matm\Umwnt* to
vuiu* mt t*1) pvr acr>*. I1tr.lu.d4in* clearing r.nd t-t'!tlv*rto;i of a; 'w. t ~> aera*,
uvivro rmomivlna Crmvrm Crant.
Where pre-maftor In oiim-iaMon not
Issa fliai .1 years, and i.n,. matte pro-
p .rtkinate lini* inniiwnhl he may, be-
CVBM of Ui-health, ot other cause, he
('"���anted Intermedial* certtllcate at liu-
piuvtmerit and trmmmtW hit* claim.
Record- without permanent r��-4-
dencre may be Issued, provided applicant iitaltow Improvements to extent of
1-IHi per "inr-in;, and records tn no ��� -jrii
ytar. Failure, to i,�� .'.ie Inrnrovemw-ta
or recotd Kunie wid overate aa forfeiture TiUft cannot be obtained In
le*<5 tlion b yearn, and Imrro-v-emc-it.
of JKi.aO pur acre, includi-if; i aeiwt
ciscrud aid c'tttiruled, and residence
of at leavt 2 years are required.       *m
Pre-emptor holding Creivn grant
out*" -. ������ ���������.,,-i. -riottier pre-empt ton, tf he
i-ec-jlitm land in nouju-ioUon with his
faint, without actual ouc**|uttiun, provided bt-,,Li��",ory improvesieivttt hum)*
und r ���!'.������ c.i maintained en Crown
Evmind hivd
' . ���:.! ���"..-ed areas, net exeeedtM V>
tor**, may b<* l*��..��*d as hoteamte*;
title to be ehtnlned lifter fnu'ltjjjkg rrsi-
dor.UaJ and :*i*pruvui>**ftt coR,ii.iien_.
i/'jr gru-rttiK Mid 'ndiu'trWil *Aurp(XMt*
nreufl , xtsooZma Bit) ftOTM may t*
kn:iufl by om- pur.ion or ovuipajty.
Mill, factory or industrial sites an
tuiLvor laud not ��� v-.-<:,'-'ii',,4 40 rttirea
mar be ptarefesuMd* Qor.iii'ii-r.. ,,.-;..;��,
;.':!������;.-.'    uf   ..'..  11,1', t;:v
N-turnl hay meadow* U-acceesSWe
hy   tixlartlnff   roude   muy   lie   p*trr.h*��ed
1 iiliu.u.i tOMtB nonetruoluiii ,,f a ra id
te ti��.*n. WMM "I oiw-half at uont jf
mad,   not -I'm.,-   half  ut   ptirou.ue
rice. I.i made.
^Ht   EMPTORS'       FREE       GRANT**
m act.
Th* scope of this Aat in enla_n;ed te
lAtinsde ail perwwH* jotnintf o.i*d **r-*-
ii'U v.Uh Mis Majesty'*- ninw. Vma
'.iiwt wttfils which ���.!,* holra or iev_wi(>s
n a tmemwamM pre empior trnma  apj/ty
lor   thU*   .��dur   thin   Act   la   untouded
froea for oiiu  jc.r from  the tieasb  of
vtioli   uw 11.1.1,   M   lormerly,   until   on*
S'.ai ar. -: In* ���vat.'Mton ot Uu* pro: nut
w,Mr.    Tii 1*  privilege  Is aieo  maue  re-
��� ��� like
Km tmm relntlng lo !�����   Htipiiim, Hr��
���    ;. .^nhlc   ,.y     . .:'.\.~,n   ^^     pi'e-
tffnpt* it* I'-.u-ded after .tw,o am.   run
,...,*    .��,    r.o.ntteti   for  five  yi.-n.ru.
1 .' .1   return of  *MMM ||,
crt��( i. ���', ,n,.! mmaa awtf mma aut-wi
1, i'jii. os account of paynicmm. Jam
or iii:.�� on mi dM-ri i-m- ewipq.uy
lnt*r�� 1 on 1 s*r**m*i%ta to nnmtmag
1- 11-wr tritj I'm hfiid hy memt>*r�� of
Aiied I'mico-i, or d.|,'ind*nta, ncm_r��d
llrect 01 Indirect, r,.i���iUod trPM . ������.
lti 1 nu   1  ti   .,: ,1, a .'11. ifi|��.
LAND*. ���
I  i'     n   en      made      for      Snnnrn      m*
mi   10   siib-pu/yjhawor*     3
..���     Lands*,  aunolrhig   r\fhtu   trot*
MM     lo     oaraotol*
,  ll *   '   '   ��  fniftiliara   an  l_J
I  001 (Htlona of pi��rona*H,  C.
I Wher* ��ub-p��reli_i��.
- nol 1 Mm wiiel* ot original am
1 ..��� :.��� mrtm d��* mnt ia������ ,����,.
1   itributed     11 euoi Uonately    iTvir
.     S ���M-alloin,
mad* io   May 1.  \D2tj.
t GRAZtNe. ���*
\   1.    IIH   for     ���y��t,m,tte
"''  '     "v*':luaJ I'dsstry pro-
thtes   for  ci'asinj  4*���-~--
.duiuiin        on    ui.t
and MILK
Exchange Grill
and Bakery
liread, Cakes, Pies
a Specialty
'        IN
TV   ���'.-. 1
Steamers sailing between Seattle, Victoria
Swanson'. Hay, Prince Rupert
Vancouvi ���  "       :
anyox, 8t9wart and Qwen Charl
Leaves Prince Rupert for Stewart, 10 p. m. Thursday,
2nth., May   ,12th and 28th
assenger   MONDAY,
Train Service:
Smithers*, Prince George, Edmonton and Winnip
connections fur all points East am
For further Information apply in any Grand
III'   to   (
VTIItliW   ;! 11.15 MB-
A. McNicholl. Asst. General Freiphl u
Passenger Agent, Prinoa Itni����-��"t.
Sole Agent for the  Imperial  Tobacco  Company
and New Westminster Beer
Flawn'sFruit Store
HYDER,   :   -    ALASKA
11.,, u
Id   rang*
Amtiunl   (raaiMf   p.-i mK*  h*a*��d   ba��*d
T.lid"'1t.,ii ... '    '�����SdC-a&_t_L""""*"
���.irrTA^.... iM, n.,  Hr^MW*  ���salmi*!'
iiM.nl     fr*e, o,   ,.  Hlaft- jtmm   pern't,
tur eeliK-i.,  ���an,,,.** m lf%-^swa    i
i.   tan huud. m, <*
For Fresh Fruits and Green V*
etables. New Shipments e\e.
week. Canned Goods at W
than Pre-War prices ()>
GEORGE   L.   FLAWN, P^��P    . PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   MAY   27,   1921
The customer hardly realizes just how slowly the
jobber reduces the prices on a falling market to the retailer. To save great losses the retailer should reduce his
prices only as fast a-* he can replace his merchandise with
���oods bought at the new prices. But to meet competition
0n prices as indicated by the city markets where stocks are
replenished daily, the country merchant has to close his
eves to profit and take his losses.
To give our customers thc benefit of today's prices
we quote
Lobsters, 35c       Salmon, Is. 4"*      Salmon, is, 30c
Clams, 20c Herring, 20c
Pork and Beans*, 2s, 25c
Beef, 2s, 70 Tomatoes. 2_s, 25
Tomatoes, 2s, 20 Sweet Potatoes, 30
Olives, 35
Coca, is, 40        ���   Cocnanut, 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
Trading Co'v
good. The men have taken two cuts in
1921 without protest and are returning
to pre-war efficiency. The Granby
company, as it is the main employer in
the district and is from 600 to 700 miles
from any large source of mine labor.
Copper    Output     for    Year , f(-,f-ls it necessary  to keep up present
was 27,000,000 Pounds--!prodm'tion' whicb despite deficit at
present resulting, is about normal.
Decrease in Cost of Oper-j   Coal mines ol the company on Van.
ation���No  Labor Trouble  couver Island produced between 25,000
and 30,000 tons of coal during April and
-.. ���   r.      .      ,, ,     ,.,   .   ,    ...  .  ���    are running at normal capacity supply-���
The   Granby   Cohsohdated    Mining, B K      J      ��� ' '   ,
e.��� ,.-      p ��� ,. .,     ing considerable coal  to  Puget Sound'
Smtlting &.Power Company at its  an- *
         ,- , ...    cities as the  result of coal strikes in
nual meeting re-elected directors, with
1,. ,���      ii.ii - /ial i  ������,i   Washington.    During the year the coal
the exception that J. T. Cabbc, replaced B m       j
!S. il. Steele, deceased. mines Placed 1M'000 -*nS tons of
Annual report is not  ready,  because ' coal- f,f whick a,,out  30  lH'r  <>ent was
, of reduction of the office  force in Van-   -''I ^ outside consumers, the rest going
! couver from 25 to eight men and trans-; to the ?<���P���r* ">** plant at Anyox.
fer of general manager's office to the ��� where76,600tons of coke were produced.
| mines at Anyox, but will be  completed
in about 10 days     It  was stated that. 'ree Miners'  licens<-9  exPire   at
1920 operations would show a deficit, as
it corts the company at present slightly
over 12 cents a pound to produce copper, although during the last six months
economies hail been  effected   reducing
costs to 14 cents a pound  Canadian, or
12.4 American currency: 4 cents a pound
less  than  the  first six  months of the
midnight, next Tuesday, May 31.
Wages in the Slocan mines have been
reduced 75 cents a day   and   board   50
[cents a day.
The renewal of the development of
the mica deposits at Tete Jaune Cache
by a Calgary company is of interest.
These deposits have long been known,
and shipments were made from them
in 1898 and 1899, the dressed mica being
taken out by pack train   to  Kamloops.
It is a museovite of high quality save
for a greenish cast. Canada produces
about 900 tons of mica annually, most
of which is exported to the United
States,   which   is   the world's largest
I year.
Reserves of high grade ore were re-
i duced 200,000 tons, being reported December 31 us 10,986,420 tons. Copper
production in 1920 amounted to about. go_
27.000,000 pounds of blister, of which
25,000,000 had been refined. Unsold
r<i;>per at the end of the year came to
��� approximately 20,000,000 pounds, of
which 3,000,000 represented metal in
process.    Sales of copper for  the   year  consume_ of mica
totaled 19,464,000 pounds. 	
Decrease in ore reserves was due to The Da**y Financial Mining Record'
confining running operations entirely to of *)pnver (Colorado) says: A measure
ore production during present period of Sul-mittc*Lt to the British Columbialegis-
relatively high costs. As soon as the lature anf- indorsed by the British Col-
150-foot level has been opened sufiici- urrilna proSpectors' Association pro-
ently so that development work will not yides for "powder at cost to prospec-
interfere with ore production, pros- tor8>i Tije measure w*n doubtless
pecting to extend the ore boundaries meet with opposition from the powerful
will be resumed.    Labor conditions are j pow(*er  interests,   but   its  enactment
��� *~-���������������~~~~~~  i wotiin be of macerial benefit to the men,
who face hardships in their indefatigable efforts to discover and wrest
minerals from the earth, establish
camps and make mining districts.
Similar legislation in the interests of
the mining industry would be out of
i place in Washington.
For International Trade
/CANADA'S imports in thc fiscal year of
^-*-* 1919-20 amounted to #1,064,516,169 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 who contem.
plate sending representatives lo Great Britain, France,
South Africa, India, Australasia, China, Japan, or the
West Indies, will find it lo their advantage to communicate with the Foreign Department at the Heat!
Office in 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 for Stewart Thursdays
alternating with G. T. P. boats
In Stewart ....
Why send Laundry out ef Town?
Latimer Home Laundry can do the
work. Clothes Cleaned and Pressed,
Darning. Clothes called for weekly.
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British Columbia %^^��
I ��� ��� :.*
C The Coming Wed: of June 6 to 11 will
i see tiie greatest E_ci Cross. Membership
i Enrollment Drive that Canaua Las ever
(.   known.   British Columbia must, and will,
top the list, else it will d Eeat its own
S   traditions, so splendidly upheld.
C The Peel Cross is today a living thing,
|i   pulsating with energy.   A child of war, it
wi 1   ot bj denied its right to manhood in
I .-..,    Vast as was its work in
bal        . ��� . r sti'il are the labors which row
confront it���labors which it is pledged to
ti   undertake.
r Join the Red Cress in British Columbia,
and by your example and effort help ii to
achieve its work in the relief of sickness
and distress. Kelp it to Inculcate its
p .-i.i les a:;.l ' ra-tice amongst Lie rising
I -miration ��� the mothers and fathers of
t Join the "ed Cross in Britii h Colum 'ia,
you men and Women of our Province, aad
V-. 1 . v n its greatest endeavor for t..e
in* r.v ement of health and the prevention
of disease.
(   Join ihe Junior Red Cross in 3riti h
Columbia, you boys ar.d girls.    You '
bc ��� ,   .   1 1 wear its emblem���you
Klad 13 Perve under its banner.   Mar ������
: en less fortunate than you 1
vou -an help a -d cheer.
Qqlmnn T?tvPl*
Auto Transfer
STEWART,   -   B.  C.
. . .YOUR   COMFORT. . .
. .$1.00 PER DAY. .
SdBior EftroliiRiBt Fes
a. a .a 1 -.���*.-.--- -
ll   s.   -*
Mali mm Enroll���*.! Petto)  ut Local Branch or th.
626 Penucr .inf. W(   I
F. R. NAGLE,     -    Proprietor
Fifth St. Stewart, b.c
Comfortable furnished rooms Barber shop in connection
Cigars, Tobaccos, Soft Drinks       SOLO TABLES
Thoroughly Cosmopolitan.   The millionaire with lii-i 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
Leading  hotel in  northern
11.  H.  ROCHESTER,  Managar
European Plan *L60 per day up
Holy  Communion:   First ami Third
Sundays in the month at 11->0 a.m.
1 ,, ning  Prayei    Every  Sunday at
i   'i p.in
Baptisms: Bj appointment.
KiA   EDWIN Muss,   1..  Th.
Estimates Furnished --   Work Guaranteed
Comer Auto Transfer   between stewart
and Jitney Service ....       ANl) hyder
Garage Corner Sixth and Conway
Stand ui Stewart Hoti 1
ll   COMER,  Manager
Tel. 2 lung   1 ihort PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B.C.,   FRIDAY,   MAY   27,   1921
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Provincial,   Dominion,  America
and the Old Country
Oil has been discovered in the
! Cassiar.
Has produced Minerals valued as follows:  Placer Gold, $75,722,603;    ln Manitoba eggs are 20  cents
Lode Gold, $100,272,431;  Silver.   $50,432,304;   Lead.   43.821,106 [ a dozen in trade.
Copper,   $153,680,965;   Zinc,  $16,818,487; Coal and Coke. $199.- j    Dominion   census taking will
commence June 1.
123,323; Building Stone, Brick, Cement, $29,991,757; Miscellaneous,
,   ,!    The largest standing army  in
Minerals,  $786,918;  making its Mineral Production to the end of Canada fa ^ Salvation Army
Shipments of British Columbia
coal were recently made to
1&19 show
Wall Street is betting nine  to
five   on   Dempsey.     Still   Wall
The substantial progress of the Mining Industry ,n this Province L^ nrfght be off jts negt
I. strikingly exhibited in the following figures, which show the value j     ^.^ ^^ ._ ^ ^ & faH
of production for successive flve-yoar periods: For all years to 1895,; fajr_    it ought to be a big affair,
inclusive, $94,547,241; for five years,   1896-1900,   $57,607,967;   for j Providing the weather is fair.
five years, 1901-1905, $96,507,968; for five years, 1906-1910,  $125,-     Thirty-five years ago no milk
���.   -,   .     ��� ,r,..  injc   oiion-orno   t    n..".    _ iQl. i was sold in  Vancouver.    Hasn't
534,474; for five years, 1911-1915, 8142,072,603; for the year 1916.!
changed much since that date.
$42,290,462;   for  the year  1917,    137,010,392;   for  the  year  1918,
The British Columbia hen that
$41,782,474; for the year 1919, $33,296,313.
might be laying eggs these days,
and is not, had better not get fat.
The Doukobors   own   all   the
Lode mining has only been in progress for about 33 years, and good land around Grand Forks,
not 20 per cent, of the Province has been even prospected; 300.000 They do not help  to build  up a
square miles of unexplored mineral-bearing land are open for pros- 11     '
A fruit cannery is being built
at Terrace. This spring many
new settlers are coming into the
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 Maps, may
be obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MINISTER OF MINES, Victoria, British Columbia.
All horsethieves in British
Columbia are tobacco chewers,
but all tobacco chewers are not
Sir James   Cantlie,   the  eminent English surgeon:   says   to- j
bacco is  the   least   harmful   of I
"four social poisons, tea,  coffee, I
tobacco and alcohol."   Hundreds j
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.
Nearl.v 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
mure than forty millions of acres within the Province of Alberta, most of it
being suitable agricultural land fur
mixed farming or ranching, ln addition there is a vast area of mineral anil
timber rsinilTSM. theexlentof which i.s
only beginning to be realized.
Immense d posits of anthracite coal
have been located anil the   president of
the Peace later  Board   uf Trade   >
authority for the  statement   th:it   this
coat grades mgher  than  Pennsylvania
Extensive exploration work is h< ing
carried on in connection   with   oil   and
already .-.bulling reeulu ha..-   been oh
i 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 area under cultivation at present
1 is only about three   hundred  thousand
j acres and the population of  the   whole
J district is about twenty thousand.   The
i first grain was sent out of the   country
< three years ago, and consisted of less
j than one thousand bushels.    Last   year
J nine million bushels were produced from
j about a quarter million acres, the aver-
j age wheat yield being thirty-live bush-
j els to the acre   or   nearly   double   the
j average of other portions   of   Alberta.
the land is also well  adapted   fur   the
raining of stock of  all   kinds,   particu
larly bogS,
lt is reasonable to suppose that if
two hundred ami fifty thousand acres
are now producing nine million bushels
of grain, lhal within S Yerj lew years
there will be ten million acres producing three hundred and fifty million bushels of grain, or roughly, ten million
will disagree with him; but Jim
ought to know what he is talk-
ins about.
At present the chief industry
of Fort George is bootlegging.
The payroll is a large one.
It was 100 years ago this month
since Napoleon, the man who
dreamed of world dominion, died
at St. Helena.
The Alice Arm Herald is the
latest addition to British Columbia newspaperdom. E. Moss
is chief thinker.
Penticton is one of the best
towns in the province. New
settlers are flocking to the district like bees to a flower garden.
Judging from the reward offered for the former Soviet
leader, General Rudenny, he is
worth about as much as two
loaves of bread.
While in Toronto Hon. Mary
Ellen Smith told a reporter that
British Columbia needs a million
more new houses. Would one
more be too many?
Sixty years ago Hopt had a
population of 10,000. Today it
has about 100. The rush to the
Cariboo gold fields made it lively
camp for a short time!
Some million pounds of onions
are lying in dumps in the Okanagan valley going to waste. This
is due to Vancouver wholesalers
buying the Washington crop.
A widow of 52, in New Westminster, is suing a young man,
19 years old, for $75,000 for
breach of promise. This is certainly the high cost of loving.
Part of the townsite of Greenwood is to be turned into a sheep
range. A few years ago Greenwood was one of the liveliest
mining camps in the province.
Victoria citizens want the asylum moved from New Westminster to the capitol. What!
Isn't the parliament buildings
sufficient amusement when the
house is in session?
A Vancouver paper remarks
that the price of meat has been I
failing for three months. At
the same rate of speed it should
reach normal level in 933 years,
seven months, eight days, five
hours and two minutes.
Mort Hillings, who twenty
years ago walked from a little
town in the state of Iowa to Cran-
brook, B. C, is now business
manager of the Kamloops Standard-Sentinel, and is getting out!
one of the hest papers in the
It is stated, near Terrace is a |
log so crooked in the grain that
it cannot remain in place, rolling
around knocking down buildings,
fences, fruit trees, etc. A farmer
tried to cut it up and he turned
left handed; a younc lady looked
at it and turned cross eyed; a
minister spoke about it in his
sermon and he turned crooked
and stole the collection. A reporter on one of the Prince
Rupert dailies went to the scene
to write it up, and his brain got
twisted and turned into a knot.
This is not a crooked story.
Notice is hereby riven that, 1 shall,
on Monday, the _0th day of June, I'.il'I,
at the hour of 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the Government Ullice, Anyox,
hold a Court of Revision for the purpose ni' bearjng and debt-mining any and
all objections to the   retention   of  any
name or names on the Voters'  ]J*y   for
the above named BleetaMl District.
Dated at Anyox, II. ('.,   this llith day
of May, 1921.
Registrar of Voters,  Atlin lUctoral
Comfortable rooms
Gr*ll in connection
W. DANN, Proprietor
Headquarters for mining men during their slay"
in the district
You   can't  afford  to   take
any more   chances
Protect yourself at once by
taking out Insurance
H.   W.   M.  ROLSTON
M. R. JAMIBSON,   Prop.
Certificate of Improvements.
"Boundary," ""Cabin," "Grub,"
"Grubstake," "Lucky," "Interna
tional Fraction," "Daly," "Group,"
mineral claims, situate Ir the Portland
Canal raining division of Cassiar
Where located:    In the Salmon Kiver
Valley, In the  Portland Canal  Mining
i Division, and Ij ing eaei of the Premier
I Group of mineral claims.
Take notice that I, William C.   Ross,
of Stewart B.C., actinij a    agenl   for
I Amos 11.'1 rites,   Free  Miner's Certificate  No.   I6811C;   Roland  VV.   Woods
! Free Miner's Certificate No. 16310C; \V.
R. Wilson, Free Miner's Certificate No
16812C, and Patrick Daly, Free .Miner's
Certificate No. ;114KNC,', intend, sixtj
days from ll"' date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certrficateof
Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Granl of the above
claims. And further take notiee thai
in tion, under section 86, must be com
menced before the Issuanea ol m h
Certificate of Improvement
Dated     this    filth     day    ���l     March,
A.D 1921,
c.i,sinr    Land    I1
Skeena, i ���������" ���
corner  ol   '<   :
Tak,- not
man,   of
Millmen, inb
to   purchai i   the
Iai '���
-    Commi ni
I ith   of ll ���
Lot No
south   ti n
(chains;    li
thenci   ������    I
Canal Shoi
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acres, nun'
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Dated Ms   I


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