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 Provincial Library,
Victoria,
B. C.
THE NEWS WILL KEEP
70 U POSTED ON THE
DEVELOPMENT OP THE
MINES���$5.00 THE YEAR.
Portland Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of ths Mining Districts of Northwestern British Columbia
SEN* TBS COPY TO
YOUR IHRIEND WHO
WANTS INFORMATION
ABOUT   THIS   DISTRICT.
VOL. 7, NO. 32
STEWART,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY,    JANUARY
1,  192$ \}
$5 THE  YEAR���10c. the Copy
THE PORTLAND
JAMES DONALD
FATALLY SHOT
Well Known Miner Meets
Death New Year's Morn
and the bullet taken from the
body by Dr. Carson. The bullet
appeared to fit the empty cartridge, and they both appeared to
be the tame type as used in the
pistol.
Coroner
INDEPENDENCE
STARTS AGAIN
After having been closed down
DANCED THE
NEW YEAR IN
The New Year's  dance,   held
: dence which corroborated that of
-Two Women Implicated j Constable Islip and Br. Carson.
Whillans  gave   evi- for a sh0rt time pending instruc-; in aid of the  Stewart  Hospital,
By Coroner's Jury
"The finding of this jury
is that James N. Donald came
to his death by a gunshot
wound, evidently inflicted by
a .32-calibre automatic pistol
in the hands of one of the
two women present in the
kitchen of the house in question, and known as Gladys
Gale and Ruby Dolan."
This was the finding of the
coroner's jury called for the purpose of investigating the death
of "Jimmy" Donald, one of the
district's oldtime and best known
miners, who was found shot and
killed at about 4 o'clock on the
morning of January 1.
Coroner H. A. Whillans who
presided at'the inquest with a
jury composed of W.S.Orr, foreman; G. C. Andrew. S. G. Lawrence, Sid Fraser, Frank Bowler
and W.H. Watson, first called Dr.
Carson of Premier, who had
made the post mortem examination, and testified that death had
been almost instantaneous as the
j Charlie Bibeau was then called
i and gave evidence to the effect
I that he lives near the residence
was thoroughly enjoyed by about
200 people.   The hall was  gaily
tions from President and   Managing Director  S. P. Fitzgerald,
who is in the South, the Indepen- j decorated with evergreens, red
dence is again under operation, j bells and streamers. Beginning
and it is hoped there will be no | about 9 o'clock, the fun was con-
!of Gladys Gale, and that about 4'.further interruptions in a devel-1 tinued until 3 in the morning,
���o'clock on the morning mention- 'opment policy that has been car- j amid showers of confetti and the
OF THIS MOST   f ESTIVE SEASON
RECORDS DROKEN
FOR PRODUCTION
British Columbia's Mineral
Output In 1925 Exceeds
PREMIER PAYS
$400,000 MORE
ed she called him from her
porch. Going over he entered
the house and followed her down
ried on for several years.
Last Wednesday Jack Fitzgerald, Owney McFadden and A.N.
the hall toward the kitchen.   On ��� McDonald mushed in to the pro-
the way she said to him that she ; perty with a dog team and a few
j wanted him to go and  get  Con-j supplies that would  be  immed-
, stable Islip at once.    On arriving j lately required.   A quantity   of
fat the kitchen,   the  door  being staple supplies, sufficient to  last
j open he saw a man lying on  his | through the winter,   was   taken
back on the floor, and Ruby Do- in earlier in the season.
lan in the room with a pistol   in s    When operations were suspen-
her haud resembling,  as near as jded the main drift, which  is  in
he could say, the one   found   in more than 600 feet,   had  pene-
. the house by Constable Islip.       .trated a large body of  fine  ore,
Mrs Islip in evidence confirm-. which will be further developed.
ed the fact of being called by Mr! 	
��� Bibeau and going for the doctor, '.ANDREW STEWART
'and several other features.
Gladys Gale was   then  called
i but would say nothing except on
'the advice of  a   lawyer,   other
than that she had not shot James
The Premier Gold Mining  Co.
has declared a dividend of eight
cents a share,  payable  January
Sixty Million Dollars In 4f me, to shareholders of rec-
Value Is Report jord up to and including December
  118. 1925.   This dividend,   which
British Columbia's mineral pro- amounts to $400,000, makes the
diction in 1925 brpke all records fourth dividend of a similar am-
for annual output, according to jount this year, or from January
figures made public by Hon. Wm. j 1- 1925 te January 4, 1926/ the
Sioan, Minister of Mines, date fixed for distribution���a to-
In a statement showing the es- j tal dividend of $1,600,000 cover-
timated value of the production ; ing this period. With this fourth
blowing of horns. At midnight
the knell of the old year was
rung on the gong, and Father
Time, in the person of W. H.
Watson, bent and decrepit, with [of all metals and coal for the 12.quarterly dividend included, the
bare feet, hour-glass and scythe,
tottered down the hall, and Miss
1926, represented by Dorreen
Jack, prettily dressed in white
and gold, was driven in by pink
satin reins, held by S. G. Lawrence, wearing full dress and
monocle. With the little lady
hoisted on his shoulder. Mr,
Lawrence stood in the centre  of
months   ending   December  31. i Premier Gold Mining Co..   oper
John   D.   Galloway,    Provincial <ating the Premier mine  in  the
Minsralogist, places the value of
the product of the mines of British Columbia for the year  1925
DIES IN VICTORIA
a circle  of  merrymakers,   who 26.2 per cent.
Portland Canal district, will have
paid the|great*sum of $8,740,000-
08$ in dividends to shareholders
at $61,491,600 as a conservative'!since the property went into pro-
figure, as compared with a total j duction in 1921.
of $48,704,604 in 1924, showing Aside from the moneys' distri-
an increase this year over the buted in dividends, the company
previous year of $12,786,896,  orlhasabig reserve fund  and  is
.all the time   enlarging  mining
sang the customary "Auld Lang
Value of production of thevar-jand m-----*S operations.
were exchanged.
During the supper interval the
On Monday last John Stewart
received a wire advising him   of
the death of his brother Andrew
Donald, though she was in   thej at the family residence in   Vic-1 |Ucky numbers of the raffle were
room a* the time.   She admitted itoria- on the afternoon of Sun- j drawn.Norman Fleming won the
day, Dec. 27th.
The late Mr Stewart was
Syne". There was then a general j jous metals is given as follows,
shaking of hands and hearty 1924 figures being placed first
greetings for a happy new year and 1925 estimates second:
result of a gunshot wound on the;
right side of the abdomen.
Constable    Islip   stated
that there were three people in
��� the kitchen, herself, Ruby Dolan
and James Dondld.
the
I leading prize in the grand raffle,
eldest of the family which  gaveja$20 *old Piece=  D. W. McLe-
to this town its name,   and  had i man won the 35-lb. cake donated
that
shortly after returning home
from the New Year's Eve dance
Charlie Bibeau arrived with word
that a man had been shot  in   a
I   Ruby  Dolan   took  much  the j for many years been financially
same stand as  regards saying
i interested in   the  developments
nothing except on the advice of
a lawyer; she admitted   however
of this district.
Born in Dalkieth, Scotland, hei
went as a  young  man  to  the!
! being in the house at the time.    J States,   where  he   engaged   in
i    Coroner   Whillans    then   in-1 farming and mining.     Coming
in later years to Canada he join
ed P. Burns & Co., taking charge
of one of their departments in
Victoria where he remained until
he retired two years ago. In
company with other members of
house on 2nd street.     Constable
Islip immediately sent Mrs Islip istructed the jury to retire  and
for Dr. Whillans, while he went!bring back their verdict>  teUing
with Mr Bibeau.   He found the j them that there was one of three
deceased lying on his  back on findings they   could   bring  in-
ft*, of the ��**   dead. H��~ItZ^t U�� <-fe  he  -,-ited  Ste,v,rt
^XbG^G.Sito-e.beHncon^on witei^��� spend.,* se,e-a,;atthe ,ian0, (who wa3 ^,,750.000 ton.
Ruby Dolan were present, and iSuicide that nelther of the WOm"i Deceased leaves four brothers,
lie asked them how it had hap-jen claimed that death occurred George, James, John and Robert,
Pened.   They both   replied that: b? suicide-and that   they  were and four sisters. Mrs J. H. Mac-
by the Exchange Grill, and Wm.
Mclntominey carried off the turkey donated by P. Burns & Co.
There were over 50 donations of
goods for the auction, which
were readily disposed of and
brought good prices. The sale
was the occasion of much
and laughter.
The orchestra gave splendid
music throughout the evening.
It included Mrs  Wm. Jancowski
Placer gold���$420,750; $400,-
000; lode gold $5,120,535: $4,425-
631; total gold. $5,541,285.
Silver-$5,292,184; $5,044,703.
Lead���$12,415,917; $18,581,668
Copper���$8,442,870; $10,109,-
862.
Zinc-$4,266,741; $7,720,038.
Total metalliferous���$35,958,-
997; $46,281,902.
Coal tons (2240 lbs,) $9,697,-
630; $11,645,820.
Coke tons (2240 lbs*-$214,305;
$563,878.
wit     Building materials etc. $2,883-
672;$3,000,000.
Total value of production���
$48,704,504: $61,491,700.
Fredrick Benson, a well known
Indian resident of this  district
who has trapped around  Meziadin lake for many winters,  this
week brought in   the   tail  of  a
Isockeye salmon to which was at-
Itached an aluminum tag  labeled
t "2710 B. C."     He  caught  the
fish in November at the Mezia-
J din river fish ladder.   The Fisheries Department was notified.
Approximate tonnage treated
CONTRACT
Tenders in writing will be received until noon, Thursday 7th
January 1926 at the Company's
office for the completion of No. 1
raise No. 4 level. The conditions
of contract will be given on application. The lowest or any
tender not necessarily accepted.
Dunwell Mines, Ltd.
they had nothing to say.  Seeing'
in the house at the time,  Gladys.farlane,  Mrs   H.   Puckle,   Mrs
! Gale admitting that she was   in |Guy Langton and Mrs Agassiz
t tu   ^ro.-,    Tha rti-t-a *   The remains were laid to rest
the room at the time.   Iheques-i.
11 'in the fsmily plot at baanich on
no gun he asked for  it  but  re
ceived no information. , ....... .......^ .........
Dr. Whillans then arrived, and!*��� must be considered   on   the;^^ Dee  29th
while   he   was   examining   the length of the evidence  given,, _ _
body, Constable Islip   made  an i and from several angles.   If de- ing in 1920.    He  has  relatives
ceased had  shot  himself  they (living in New Westminster and
The jury Tacoma, also at Knowshead,
Scotland. Having done considerable prospecting in this district he at one time was interested in the Joker property in
the Salmon basin, and had other
property from time to time in
the district.
The body is being retained by
the authorities,   pending  word
>��,,,! ,,o evidence   The pistol; ed the death of two other  men. j from relatives as to the  disposi-
was produced, also the cartridge,' He left here about 1912.  return-1 tion they wish to make.
examination of the room, finding,
���a 10 n ru        x        ��� -a       would have said so.   The  jury
<* --^-calibre automatic cartridge.  WUU1U *iav ...
He then took charge of the w0-! then retired and returned in ten
men and removed them to the minutes witn their verdict,
jail. Returning to the house he Deceased was about 43 years
wade a complete search, finding oi age and was born in Fotfar-
���<* .32-calibre automatic pistol put j shire, Scotland. He came to this
��-vay among a pile of folded I district in 1910. and was em-
���^thes in a cupboard. He also1 ployed as a miner at the Port-
made a complete search outside'land Canal mine, where he was
'������ the freshly fallen snow,' but 'injured in an accident that caus
by Constable Islip) Joe Cullen at j '-it is interesting to note," said lwith production. In the year
th�� drums, and L.M.Gordon and Mr Sloan, that the mineral in-|1925it may be conservatively
P.S.Jack on the violins, and J.P. dustry of British Columbia has|,ald that a greater amount of
Scarlett on the cello. steadily increased with but few |real development has been done
Miss Kate Ryan proved an indefatigable seller of raffle tickets
and Mrs W.R.Tooth took competent charge of the booth where
candy and paper caps were sold,
while W.R.Tooth made an excellent auctioneer. Much credit
is due John McLeod and Wm.
Newell for the soliciting and collection of articles for the raffle
and auction. Altogether, the
committee is deserving of praise
in its efforts to make the affair a
success.
Emblems of Love,
ture, Hyder. Jan. 9.
of Moose Lodge.
7-reel  pic-
Auspices
yearly setbacks. Thirty years!than in anv Previous year in the
ago, in 1895. the province only | history of the province and much
produced minerals to the value !of th5s development has been
of $5,654,042, and even ten years jsatisf acto-*y in adding substan-
ago, in 1915. the production was;1-*1 new ore reserves to the in-
less than half that of the present, dustry. A large number of pros-
year, being only $29,447,508. 1 pects have been bought or op-
"The year 1925 has, however, tioned and more or less develop-
been an important one, not only |ment work done on them- pr��s-
for a record production, buj also jpecting has been   fairly  acfive
for the large amount of development, exploration and prospecting, that has been carried out,
Production in any one year is
largely the result of previous development, so  that  to  have  a
and some new discoveries have
been reported. The movement
which has taken place in acquir-.
ing and developing prospects
which have lain dormant for
years, will be a great  incentive
healthy  industry,   development to stil* further prospecting  next
and prospecting must keep pac* i year."
K PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   JANUARY     1, 1926
The Portland Canal News
H.   W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
W. R. HULL
News Editor
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BONING SURVEYOR
B. C. Land Surveyor
STEWART, B. C.
PAST FORTELLS THE FUTURE
WITH the end of the year it is only
natural te total the debit and credit sides
of our ledger of mining progress for the
past, in order to ascertain where and how
we stand.
Mining
In doing this, the ledger for Portland
Canal shows a very satisfactory balance to
our credit. Ore was shipped from no less
than 15 properties during the year. Of
these, of course, Premier took a big lead,
with Porter Idaho, B. C. Silver, L&L
Glacier and Indian following as leaders of
the younger operations with shipments
whenever conditions would permit. Following these came a number of still younger operations with shipments of a few tons
each, such as Silverado, Bayview, Riverside, (ore and concentrates* Outland Silver Bar, Silver Crest, B. C. Bonanza, Terminus, Cantu, Homestake, Goldie etc., piling up a total far in excess of any previous
year.
Mining Development
As a result of the incorporation of a
number of limited liability stock companies last year and during the early part of
1925, a great deal of development work
was carried out in every section of the district, on some forty-odd properties, with a
very high average of success, warranting,
with one or two exceptions, still further development, eventuating in the proving of several mines, and the financing of
three to a point that will place them in
the permanent producing lists before the
close of 1926, bringing in their wake
greatly increased intesest, activity and development in the immediate future.
Possibly the most outstanding feature
of 1925 has been the sensational come-back
of the Big Missouri, promising as it does
FIRE
LIFE
SICKNESS
ACCIDENT
F. E. GIGOT
I
INSURANCE
Stewart, B. C.
F. C. GREEN
(Green Bros., Burden & Co.)
CIVIL  ENGINEERS
B. C. LAND SURVEYORS
Stewart,  B. CA
to become the largest gold-silver-lead pro-J Db. H. A. Whfllans, Physician
duce* in British Columbia, particularly as and Surgeon. Office, corner 6th
it is well managed and strongly financed, laud Victoria Sts.    Hours,   12
Next possibly in importance, in the
long run, is Dunwell, which has been placed ia a strong financial position by British
Columbia capital, that should place this
property on a dividend paying basis by the
end of 1926, or soon after. In this feature
lies the undertaking, for actaal dividends
paid wholly  within  the  Province,  will
greatly stimulate interest on the part of
local capital, materializing in the development of many more properties all over
the Province, and thus quicken the development of our almost unlimited resources,    bringing  prosperity  never  before
experienced, and a growth undreamed of.
A third, and possibly equally important development of the year has been on
the B. C Silver, and what might be termed
its amalgamation with the Bush (National
Silver) property, or vice versa (which-ever
the interested parties prefer.)   The success thus foreshadowed for English and
South African capital, will doubtless make
available literally millions of dollars fori
the further development of mining in thisj
Province.
Summary
Thus we reach the close of 1925 with
the brightest possible future that it is possible to imagine. With English, American, and B. C. capital having pulled successes in
this one diatrict, measuring roughly, as it does,
some fifty miles in -length, by where economically reachable 20 miles wide, where individual prospectors and stock companies have demonstrated that there are at the moment at least 50!
properties justifying largsr capital for their further development. In addition there are easily
another 50 properties on which, though little work
PORTLAND CANAL L0D6E
L. 0. O. M. 1218
Meets 2nd Thursday at Hyder, 4th
Thursday at Stewart
TUGBOATS
Rupert Marine Products, Ltd.
Geo. 6. Bushby, man. dir.
Prince Rupert,    B.C.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
A Real GOOD Hotel
H. B. ROCHESTER, Manager
European Plan $1.50 per day up
BANK OF MONTREAL
established 1817
i 	
Summary of
Assets and Liabilities
31st October, 1925
ASSETS
Gold, Dominion Notes, nnd Silver coin   ....   $  86,829,406 10
Depoiit   with   Central   Cold   Reserve      17,000 000 00
Deposits   ������������--!������   wit'-   ard   Bn.'ances   due   (rom
other   Pan'is in Canada  140 417 02
Balances due by Banks and B-ri-inr- Correspondent elsewhere than in Canada  17,906,505 15
Call  and  Snarl  loans  on  Bonds,  Debentures
and Stocks     134,215,606.20
Dominion and Provincial Government Securitie*            96,542,710.96
Railway    and    other   Bonds,   Debentures   and
Stocks     3,666,616.12
Canadian Municipal Securities and British,
Foreign and Colonial Public Securities
other  than   Canadian            39,937,591.72
Notes and cheques of other Banks         53,529,236.05
United States and other foreign currencies. . 690,979 17
Loans and Discounts and other Assets   ....     278,640,865.05
Bank Premises         12,150,000.00
Liabilities    to    customers    under    letters     of
credit  (as per contra)            13,897,942.46
$755,147,876.00
LIABILITIES TO PUBLIC
Notes in circulation  $  46,761,184.50
Deposits - . 631,454,428.77
Letters  of credit outstanding     13,897,942.46
Other liabilities  1,095,769.89
$693,209,325.62
Excess of Assets over Liabilities to
Public $61,938,550.38
-Exchange Grill-
., SYNOPSIS OF.
LAND ACT AMENDMENTS
ery
We Wish All Our Friends and Patrons a V
Happy and Prosperous New Year
PRE-EMPTIONS
. Vacant,        unreserved,        surveyed
has as yet been done,  conditions are such as to' -ro���" la"d" may be Pre-��-mpied b>
warrant capital expenditure for further exploration.
British subjects over 18 years of age,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full Information concerning regulations Hoarding pre-emptions Is
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How lo Pre-empt Land," copies of |
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department at
Lanris, Victoria, B.C, or to any Government Agent.
Records   will   be   granted   coveting
only  land suitable   for    agricultural
It has been said, and rightly so, that the
only way to adequately estimate the future, is to
view the past. This is interesting, for under the
every adverse condition peculiar to a new country; the war; money stringency; pessimism; very
indifferent transportation facilities, coupled with 	
.4 .j , , ���     ,        ,     i. 1   purposes,  and  which  Is  not. timber
the most ardUOUS topographical and   Climatic   COn-     land.  I.e.,  carrying  over  6,000   boarc
..[, ���_������ x x - ,        i.       'eet per acre west of the Coast Rang*
ditions. combining to create tremendous handi-| and s.ooo feet per acre east of that
caps,   the  progress  made  in the production of i
metals in this district during the past has been
extraordinarily satisfactory, as brought out by
Mr Kergin, M.L.A. for Atlin, in the Provincial
Legislature recently, in questioning the  Minister!     Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
. ,,. , ,.'   j        .      ., j   five  years  and   improvements  made
of Mines, on the production for the years  ending i to value of iio per acre, including
.ao..       j .net       a j-        .     .        in   . . clearing and cultivating at least flvs
1914 and 1924.     According to the Minister'* State-    acres, before a Crown Grant can  bs
ment on the floor of the House,  the Atlin Electoral District produced as fallows:
J. P. Hawkinson. Prop.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ board
ir acre west of the Coast
_     ,100   feet   ner iicre  ***'   o
Range. _
Applications for pre-emption-, are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
Is situated, and are made on (."inted
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner.
STEWART UND COMPANY. LIMITED
Founders, and Original Owners
of STEWART  TOWNSITE .  .
Heap Office
101 Pemberton Block,      ���   VICTORIA,  B. C.
Real Estate   Insurance   Min
ROBERT   M.    STEWART,
ies
Financial Agents
President
Lots for sale in all parts of town
Listings of properties for sale wanted
STEWART LAND CO,, LTD.
Fifth St, Stewart, BC
H
(Continued on Page 3.)
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Anything You Want in the
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PORTLAND CANAL NEWS
Fifth Street, Stewart.
MRS. H.
BROWNS
A PIE
Mrs. R. II., who has attained a rather enviable reputation as a builder
of homes, is also a successful home-
maker. She is a good cook. A pie
which came to the table looking particularly tempting attracted the lesser
half's attention. Mrs. H. says brushing the top of a pie is another new use
for Pacific Milk.
PACIFIC  MILK
Head Office,   Vancouver.
Factories at Abbotsford & Ladner B.C.
I For more detailed Information eee
j tho Bulletin "How tu Pre-emui
!   Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
I price of flrst-olass (arable) land Is f 9
per acre, and second-class (grazing)
land $2.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or leas*
nt Crown lands Is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber jand, not exceeding 40 aerea,
may be purchased or leased the conditions including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESITE LEA8E8
Unsurveyed areas, r.ot exceeding IS
acres may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling belrm
erected in the flrst year, title being
obtainable after residence and improvement conditions ale fulflUed
and land haa been surveyed.
LEASES
For graalng  and   industrial    purpose* areas not exceeding 040 acres
may  be leaaed  by  on*  person  or  ���
company.
GRAZING
Under the erasing A.ot the Pi-ot-
Inoe la divided into graalng district*
and th* rangre administered under a
Oraslng Commissioner. Annual
graslng permits ate Issued based on
number* ranged, priority being given
to established owners. 8tock.-own.rs
may form eaaooiatlon* for rang*
*********** ���>���*, or partially tr���.
perrntt* ar* available for settlor*.
~y��  *���*  tonvaU***.   a,  u   ti
BRITISH C0LUM
The Mineral Province cf Western Car
Has uroduoed Minerals valued as follows:   PUoer Gold,
Lode Gold, $118,473,190; Silver.   $68,824,579; Lead.
Copper,   $187,489,378;   Zinc.   $32,171,497; Coal  and Cone. **>���
880,048; Building: Stone, Brick, Cement. $42,1*25,814; Miscellaneous
minerals, $1,431,349; making its mineral Production to the end oI
1924 show
I
AN AGGREGATE  VALUE OF 1869,427,386
,.vI!1lef8U1bHta.,ltiai Pr��KreB-' ��-���' the Mining Industry of this Province
..xnmueu in the followinK figures, which show th.' value of producti
v!.^^e,',^iar,^'riod8: p<-*-^������w to 1896 inclusive, 194, I
^io,1^e1,o0rf57>,i05'%7; -*��r five yearn 1901-1906, 196,507,96!
i��UB-i8iu, 9125,634,474: for liv
ive years   1911-1916,
S142.072.608;   fo
���11; lor the ) ear
148,704,604.
iffiue?* *^922-72^ J?r the ^ltCl28.087,6
108,848] for the year 1923, $41,304,326 and for 1924,
PRODUCTION DURING LAST TEN YEARS. $872,604.1 IJ
r,ni��� Jl��-f mir[in,? ty*4 Qnly.been in.prqgre.ss for aboiil 25
only about one-half oTtfie Province T.a.* SaJn^pecit>d?2M,	
ot unexplored mineral-bearing land are open for prospecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal and II"' !
lower than of any other province in the Dominion, or any Colon" in tin   I
empire.    Mineral locations are granted the discoverers for nominal i  ���
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such  properties, ���"
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown lirants.
Full information, together with  M.ning Reports ami  Map*. �����������>
be obtained gratiB by addressing
������'Vi HON. THE MmWTKR OK MINKS, Vietoi   I   British Goluinhn
N. B.���Practically all British Columbia Mineral   Properties  upon  which d
velopment has been done are described in some one ef the  annual   R< I
the Minister of Mines.   Those considering mining investments thouhl
such reports.   They are available without charge on application to the
ment of Mines, Victoria, B. C.    Reps*]*! of the Geological Surve*   ol   '
BeciHe Building, Vancouver, are recommended us  valuable   sources ol   i
nation. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   JANUARY    1, 1926
HARDWARE
Oils, Paints and Varnishes
SPORTING GOODS
MINING SUPPLIES
ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIALS
RjstmoreSoring3& Mattresses. Steamer Trunks,  Harness
D. W. McLEMAN
Fifth Street
STEWART.
EDITORIAL
(Continued from Page 2.)
Silver   in 1914 131,509 ounces.
" 1924 3,484,998   "
Copper" 1914 11,123,376 lbs.
" 1924 35,993,450 lbs.
Gold     " 1914 17.250 oz.  placer,
2,884 oz. lode.
Gold in 1924 7,516 oz placer, 145-
790 oz. lode.
Lead in 1914 none.
Lead in 1924 508,711 pounds.
ed last   season   by  experienced
prospectors are responsible   for,
the expected rush this season.
Leave your orders at the
change Grill for coal.
Ex-
DECLABATION
STATUTORY
Canada
Province of British Columbia
To Wit:
We,  Herbert  W.   M.   Rolston   and
Henry D. Rochfort, Brokers,   both of
A truly remarkable record for | the town of Stewart, in   the   Province
of British Columbia, solemnly declare:
NEW YEAR, 1926
It is our sincere   regard  for
your friendship and appreciation
of our business relations during
the past year that prompts us to
wish you a very
HAPPY and PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR
J.  W.   WILSON
5th and Columbia St.
Stewart,   B. C.
Crawford Transfer Co.
FREIGHT CONTRACTORS
AGENTS  FOR
any new district such as this,
for that period���particularly so
when it is remembered that as
yet the mineral rerources of this
district, and particularly the Al-
lin Electoral as a whole have
hardly as yet been scratched.
Conclusion
If this record has been satisfactory, and remarkable for the
ten-year period ending 1924,
what it will be for the ten-year
period ending with 1934, can not
even be speculated upon.
Centering from Portland Canal, northern British Columbia
and the Province as a whole,
having established a very com-
comfortable credit balance of
progress in the development of
her mineral resources, can safely
be said to be entering with 1926
a period of record-smashing
growth and prosperity, exceeding possibly even the dreams of
the most optimistic.
COAL
CAPS
POWDER
FUSE
DOMINION   TIRES
AGENTS  FOR   UNION  STEAMSHIP COMPANY
Office 5th St., Stewart.
STEWART BOARD OP TRADE
STEWART,   B. C.
General   information   of the
PORTLAND CANAL
DISTRICT
supplied on application to the
Secretary,  Stewart,  B. C.
Board meets 1st and 3d Tuesdays of each month,
Board Rooms
ANDERSON CAFE & delicatessen
Private Dining Room For Parties
Best Cook this far North
MEAL TICKETS $5.50 for $5.00
if==
The PORTLAND CANAL ELECTRIC LAUNDRY Ltd.
Wishes you all a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
BOB MARTIN
AWAY AGAIN
Bob Martin is heading a stampede that will start next spring
into the Dease Lake placer fields
according to a report from Seattle. Mr Martin, who is well
known in this district, having
been connected a few years ago
with the Mineral Hill property
on Salman river, and later with
the Victoria Mines on the Bear,
has secured what is reputed to
be some very valuable placer
ground on Palmer creek and proposes leaving Seattle early in
January with a party of placer
operators to go in early over the
snow, via Atlin to Telegraph
Creek. It is the intention to get
onto the ground early, so as to
be able to lay out plans for installation in the spring of a practical hydraulic system for working their ground.
It is reported that quite a rush
is expected for the Dease Lake
placers in the spring, of men
who got their ground last season
=/ as well as a large number of
prospectors looking for locations.
Early operations are expected on
the famous old diggings on Mc-
Dames, Thibert and Dease creeks
Good results having been obtain*
1. That as a firm or as individuals
we absolutely had nothing whatever
to do with the sale by P. E. Rees, on
or about the first week of September,
TJ25, of some Five hundred thousand
shares (500,000) of escrowed stock in
the Porter-Idaho Mining Company
Limited.
2. That we were not as a firm or as
individuals, in any way, shape or form,
ur under any circumstances, consulted
in connection with the above mentioned sale by P. E. Rees.
3. That we knew nothing of the
deal whatsoever until the day before
the first contracts were signed.
4. That the syndicate to take up
the said stock was formed and consu-
mated absolutely independent of H. W.
M. Rolston & Co. as a firm or the members thereof as individuals.
5. That we make the above declaration in order to refute certain reports
that are in circulation in centres outside of Stewart and also to clear up
a misunderstanding which appears to
have become fixed in the minds of some
of our clients, and in order to absolve
ourselves from any responsibility in
connection with the above mentioned
sale by P. E. Rees.
And we make thiR solemn declaration
conscientiously believing it to be true,
and knowing that it is of the same
force and effect as if made under oath
and by virtue of the "Canada Evidence
Act."
H. W. M. Rolston.
H. D. Rochfort.
Declared by both of the above named
deponents before me at Stewart, B.C.,
this 30th day of November, 1925.
(SEAL) Russell W. Kennedy
A Notary Public  in
and for the Province of British Colum
bia.
Newell
Rooms
Comfortable Rooms, $1.00
2 Chair BARBERSHOP
Cooper & Newell
BATHS 50c.
Clean,   Modern,   Convenient.
The Water Is Always Hot!
And we don't mean "Maybe."
"^
W
UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT
We are in a better position   to please our customers
Bring your suits to be cleaned and pressed
if5���
^
In the Center of Everything
HOTEL   ST. REGIS
Vancouver
Corner Seymour and Dunsmuir Streets.
J
COASTWISE  STEAMSHIP
& BARGE CO. LTD.
Weekly S.iilings From
Stewart Direct To
Smelters.
GKNKKAl.  FREIGHT  AMI
POWOBR.
For Information Apply:
805.Birks Bldg.,
Vancouver, B. C,
GET THE FACTS ABOUT
MINING   IN
BRITISH COLUMBIA
The BA' f hamh*r oJ Mint-it m in m poaitmn
to ullrr uubiaaMvd intormatiun, l��.v-����l upon
thoroughl} reliable report* oi i lie latest dale.
aa to an) phauaof tinning in Hntiah t'olum
bia, or n��n��rul information aa to an> nuniiiK
property in the PvovlaM,
Kvery Kngineer, I'roapeitor   and   Invealor
��� hould keep ut toucb m ith lhe great dttelop-
ment of the enormous mining   r����oun-ea   of
Britian Columbia which ia now going on.
We are not inter��at��d in an>   ruining   property-    V\ehaveno  a link   to   at 11.    V>��   are   a
****} public body,   wrgaiuit-d   lo   diN-teminate
authentic iiilormatiuu n-iut-ruing the   nnn-nit
iiidu-.tr> of Uritiah t olumbia.
Adtltetts enquiries to Secremr.v,
B.C. Chamber of MiutN, Suite V.
138 PemlerSt. W., Vaiuuuvi-t H.C
A Bright and Prosperous
New Year
To All Our Friends
In extending our most sincere wishes to you, we offer
our thanks for your patronage during the past, and trust
that our future relations will be as mutually satisfactory.
BEAMAN
BLOCK
H. ZEFFERTT
STEWART,
B. C.
Insurance
Sec
Rolston
WE WISH YOU ALL A
Happy
New Year
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
TROY   MINES
A Splendid  Property
Operated by
NORTHLAND MINING COMPANY Ltd. N. P. L.
Correspondence Solicited
Executive Offices  405 Dominion Building,   Vancouver, B. C.
In buying insurance
You buy protection
Therefore the best is none too food
 SEE	
ROLSTON
And get the best.
STEWART DAIRY i SODA FOUNTAIN
J. CAMPBELL.
PROPRIETOR
Home Made Ice Cream Fresh Milk
and   Buttermilk
ICE    FOR    SALE
Cream
BEAMAN BUILDING
One Ooor South of J. W. Wilson
UNION STEAMSHIPS
The popular T. S. S. CARDENA sails from  Stewart
Every Monday at midnight for
Prince Rupert and Vancouver via way points.
Northbound;-
T. S, S. Cardena leaves Vancouver every Friday, 9 p. ta.
Prince Rupert Sunday,  8 p.   m.
For Alice Arm, Anyox and Stewart.
For further information, Reservations Etc.
Apply W. J. CRAWFORD (Crawford Tranfer Co.J Agents.
Ollice Hh St., Stewart.
Princi Rupbkt Agent   2nd Ave.   I'honb 5tW
HEAD OFFICES, Union Dock. ft. Carrall St.    Phone Sey. 306.
mm
flglOHM*
IDMWHWS
STEAMSHIP and TRAIN SERVICE
S.S. PRINCE RUPERT leaves STEWART for PRINCE RUPERT. VANCOUVER. VICTORIA, SEATTLE via ANYOX
each THURSDAY at 10 a. m.
S    S.   "PRINCE   JOHN"   leaves    from   PRINCE RUPERT
fortnightly for VANCOUVER,   via QUEEN CHARLOTTE
ISLANDS.
PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE FROM PRINCE RUPERT
Trains leave Prince Rupert each Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at
$u in. for Jasper, Edmonton, Winnipeg. Direct connections for all
nls East and South.
Ulr.STS FOR Al.l. ATLANTIC STEAMSHIP LINES
For full information, reservations etc.
Apply
17 S. Jack, R. F. McNaughton,
A^ent Ol District Passenger Aj{t.
Stewart, B. C Prinee Rupert, B. 0,
uo
WHEN KHMIITINU  send Canadian National Espiesa Muiny Often
and Foreign Cheques    WHEN TRAVELLING MN)  travellers I het-uts
Kui buic i��, Geeeelee n^huu*! h> .   tit* i itaaat ���*"���' Kmxvm fMss,
YOUR NEXT EXPRESS SHIPMhNT
CANADIAN NAMONAL PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,  FRIDAY,   JANUARY     1, 1926
START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
By seeing to it that you are amply protocted against loss by
FIRE
No use wailiag about it after the fire, come in and talk it over now
I represent eight Companies of proven dependability, whose
second name is Pay Up Quick.   Our rates are very moderate.
WE SAVE YOU MONEY TWO WAYS
Let Us Prove IL
G. W. Smith. Fire Insurance Agent, care
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
UNIVERSAL SUPPLY CO.
5th Street,   STEWART, B. C,    G.W.Smith, Mgr.
I
ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME
ARE TO BE   HAD AT THE
Hotel Stewart
James McAleenan,   Proprietor.
Stages For Premier
Leave Stewart 9 a.m. Hyder 10 a.m. Premier 4 p.m.
HOT MEALS AT 11 MILE
Freighting and Teaming
Coal, Wood, Grain of all kinds.
McGREW TRANSFER CO. Sra
H. W. M. ROLSTON & CO.
extend to all their friends and
clients best wishes for a very
HAPPY and PROSPEROUS
NEW YEAR
The MARMOT HOTEL
First Class in Every Respect
MODERN AND MODERATE
Solicits the Patronage of Any and AU
Once Our Guest,   Always Our Guest.
BEST LOCATION IN THE CITY
A Welcome Awaits You At The
DOMINION HOTEL
Victoria, B. C.
STEWART HEADQUARTERS.
200 ROOMS
100 BATHS
Everything a GOOD HOTEL should be
Ratas $1.50 and up.      ���       Free  lus.
Stephen Jones, Proprietor.
Happv New Year
Have You Visited the
STEWART   CAFE
Accommodations��� Private Dining Room suitable for families, Lovers?
or the Business Man.
Try Our
HOME BAKED PASTRIES
Such as
Whipped Cream Shortcakes,    Cream Tarts,    The Bullseye
that's famous, and a general line of French and Pun?
PASTRIES
Leave  Your Order.
Fire extinguishers can be found
at the following places:
Big chemical, 25 gallons���
Wilson's Store.
Five-gallon  extinguishers-
Gibson's
Newell's
Marmot Hotel
Hotel Stewart
Carolan's Grocery
Hotel King Edward
Portland Canal News
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
Sunday, Jan. 3d, 1926
Services
Holy Communion, 9.15 a. m.
Evensong, 7:30 p. m.'
Subject of Sermon
"New Year Religion"
REX BARBER SHOP
Shampooing, Facial
SCALP TREATMENTS
Ladies' Haircutting
MARCELLING
A Place To Spend
Your Spare Time
WELCOME
POOL HALL
Good Tables   ���   Cigars
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
Norman Fleming
& Bert Heath
Cor. 5th & Celumbia, Stewart
No Smoke
No Soot
No Waste
IN WELSH
ANTHRACITE
COAL
100 Pounds of Coal
makes only
1 Pound of Ash
LOTS OF HEAT
$23 per ton
Delivered
FRANK BOWLER
Agent
5th Street, Stewart
HYDER
1 RADIO
SERVICE
Op^n 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (including Sunday.) Messages
delivered in Stewart, B. C.
Local Stocks
(Quotations by II WM. Rolston & Co)
During the past week the stock
market on local stocks held its
bullish attitude, Glacier Creek
being a favorite with every
chance of becoming a popular
stock once more. Diamond drilling is steadily progressing oa
this property.
Porter Idaho held its own, and
appears to be steadily strengthening in price, The annual general meeting of this company
will be held on Jan. 20. 1926, in
Stewart.
Dunwell remained slightly easier with few transactions.
B. C. Silver is in steady demand. Reports from this property are such as to assure its being one of the big mines of the
camp. ,
Independence is heavily bid
for from the southern markets,
and on authentic information being made public, higher levels
are looked for.
No authentic  information   on
Victoria   Mines  is  obtainable,
though the stock is in heavy demand at around 25c per share.
Local stocks closed as follows:
Bid     Asked
rCTO
HAPPY NEW YEAR
Friends, we greet you. Some of you. with us, have seen
a good many New Years Days in Stewart. \ve hav
stuck together in the past, and the future looks bright
for all of us. We have all helped to build up a town of
which we are justly proud. Some day we will reap our
reward. The present time portends prosperity through
the vear that is just breaking.
Gibsons
B. C. Silver         $ 1.55
Dunwell 1.30
Glacier Creek JO
Independence .07
Indian .04
National Silver . -
Lakeview new issue .���
Prtmier 2.25
Terminus .���
Silver Crest .11
L&L Glacier Creek  .10
Victoria Mines .25
Marmot Metals .���
Porter Idaho. Co. .08
Rufus .���
Ore Mountain .���
Bay View . ���
$ 1.65
1.40
.13
.10
.06
.16
.10
2.40
.25
.15
.16
.40
.10
.09 J
.18
.25
.12
Stewart Bakery
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Have You Enjoyed one of our famous Fruit Cakes?
TNhere are only a few ripe ones left.
CAMPBELL & DUKE
BANK OF HYDER
HYDER,   ALASKA
(Incorporated   Under   the   Laws   of   Alaska)
4    PER    CENT   Paid   on   Savings   BaDk   Accounts
Canadian Funds Accepted on Deposit.
Money Telegraphed to all Parts of United States
J. A. Haix, Prea.     E. E. Hall, Vice-Pres.    E. D. Haddon, Ca.<hi.T.
FRUMENTO, RYAN, MacDONELL & CO.
520-521 Vancouver Block, Vancouver, IJ. C.
We are specializing in Portland Canal Mining Stocks.
Send us your buying or selling orders.
We are in the market for prospects which will stand strict
investigation.
Movie Treat Coining
Under the auspices of the
Moose Lodge a seven-reel film.
"Emblems of Love" will be
shows Saturday night, Jan. 9th.
in Pioneer Hall. Hyder. There
will also be a comedy and a news
reel. The show starts promptly
at 8 o'clock.
GET OUR BID
on
Moving That Freight
E.  ARMSTRONG
GENERAL FREIGHTER
TEAMS     RACK HORSES'
P.O.Box 133.   STEWART. B. C.
Lyon & Scott
As independent butchers we solicit your patronage
believing that we can satisfy your wants.
Remember that we are Independent Butchers and
what benefits this district benefits us.
Therefore, it is our ambition to give you the best
possible Meat Market Service and to carry a hi^li class
of goods at reasonable prices.
We invite you to look over our stock.
We are carrying
FOR A GOOD
SMOKE
See Pete at the
Exchange Cigar Store
Cigars, Cigaijetts, Tobaccos
and Snuff ���  BEST BRANDS
W. J. WAKEFIELD
Light and Heavy Transfer
Wood for Sale
We Buy Bottles
Swift's Premium
FRESH MEAT   HAM   BACON
LARD      BUTTER      CHEESE
Our CHICKENS and EGGS Shipped
Direct to us from the farm
OPEN AN ACCOUNT WITH US
Our Goods No. 1 Quality
J. 0. Lyon
Jack Scott

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