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 Provincial Library,
Victoria,
D. C.
THE NEWS WILL KEEP
VOU POSTED ON THE
DEVELOPMENT OF THE
MIXES���$5.00 THE YEAR.
Portland Canal News
Devoted to the Interests of the Mining Districts ot  Northwestern British Columbia
SEND THIS COPT TO
YOUR FRIEND WHO
WANTS INFORMATION
ABOUT   THIS   DISTRICT.
VOL. 7, NO. 45
STEWART,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY,    APRIL   2,  1926
$5 THE  YEAR���10c. the Copy
SPEEDING UP
B._C. SILVER
Enlarged Equipment Ready
To Operate���Will Exploit
Big Ore Body Recently
Encountered
Since the 1 ig ore body  on  tht
il level of B.C.Silver   was   en-
LA ROSE MINE
VALUES HIGH
All expectations of the owners
are being fulfilled by the LaRose
mine at Alice Arm, according to
J.M.Morrison, who spent a part
of the week in Stewart. The
crosscut tunnel run during the
winter by Niel Forbes and associates under contract,   cut  the
ntered,   warranting   greatly i vein in a distance of 416-feet at
cou   ^	
enlarged equipment, development has been crowded as rapidly as conditions will permit.
The power plant has been increased by the installation of a
180 h.p. semi-Diesel engine, direct-connected to a 1050 cf. angle compound compressor: two
air receivers have been set up
and the air line laid; in fact
every detail is new complete and
the new machinery will be turned over for the first time next
Sunday.
Lumber is being hauled by the
Crawford Transfer Co. for the
construction of a three-story
bunkhouse capable of accommodating 62 men, which will increase the accommodation to approximately 100 men. It is expected to have this work completed in the near future.
Underground the management
are concentrating upon the completion of the big raise from No.
3 level 220 feet up to No. 2. This
raise is new up 170 feet, and
when completed will afford ventilation for the entire lower levels, in addition to assisting mining operations on the big ore
body encountered on the northerly end in No. 3. This work, it
is anticipated, will be completed
about May 1, when, with increased power and electric hauling motor, development will be
speeded up by the use of four or
five machine drills.
Diamond drilling will be done
for the purpose of further exploring and proving up the two
bodies, one adjacent to the Premier boundary and the other
near the face of the tunnel, both
of which, in the light of information gained to date, are of the
utmost importance.
The ore in both these bodies
'3 identical in character and occurrence with that of the Premier, and on the extension of
the same zone. From the southerly one, adjacent to the Premier boundary, $40,000 worth of
ore was extracted in the course
of development.
a vertical depth of 130 feet. An
upraise is now being driven to
connect with the bottom of an
old shaft. The raise, when Mr
Morrison left the camp, was up
a distance of 90 feet and should
make connection with the shaft
this month. The face of the
raise shows four feet of ore with
over a foot of high-grade. The
bottom of the shaft shows 3��
feet of the same character of ore.
A comprehensive sample recently sent to Denver for assaying gave returns as follows:
Gold, $5.60; silver, 515 ounces;
lead, 20 per cent, making a total
value of $552 per ton. A sample
sent to the Granby Company at
Anyox gave higher returns, running 911 ounces in silver. The
second grade ore, which will be
eventually milled, carries from
29 to 128 ounces in silver.
The property is seven miles
trom Alice Arm and 3000 feet on
an air line from the Dolly Varden railway, with which it will
be* connected by aerial tram
when sufficient mine development has been done. The workings are at an elevation of about
2000 feet.
Premier Mine Operations
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A summary of Premier mining operations for 1925, also for
comparison, those of 1924, is as follows:
1924 1925
Diamond drilling, feet         15,838 13,500
Development drifts and raises           7,333 5,684
Total diamond drilling to date          51,582 65,082
Total underground workings          27.266 32,950
Ore mined, dry tons         159.014 168,557
Ore milled, dry tons          61,965 55,704
Ore shipped to Tacoma, dry tons         75.917 89,219
Ore shipped to Granby. dry tons          21,132 23,684
Table concentrates shipped, dry tons             6,302 1,328
Flotation concentrates shipped, dry tons       2,222 5,029
Precipitates shipped to Selby.  tons ...              13.55 7.95
Ounces gold produced   ...,        139.288 119.725
Ounces silver produced      3,015,382      2,559,192
Pounds lead produced        452,010 870,971
Broken ore reserve Dec. 31st,  tons...       147,880 243,511
Ore broken during year,  tons        213.894 264,188
Average price sil ver. per ounce               66.78c 69.06c
"another premier dividend
Premier Gold Mining Company has declared its first quarterly dividend for 1926, payable April 3 t<> stockholders of
record on March 19. The dividend is at the rate of 8 cents a
share, or $400,000. This makes a total dividend record of
$8,588,000, all paid since 1921.
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STEWART-HYDER LOCAL NEWS
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EQUIPMENT IN
FORjEBAKWE
The Sebakwe management are
losing no time in getting development under way on the Bush
property. The Prince George
on Thursday brought in a 60 h.p.
engine, capable of developing
340 cubic feet of air. with the
necessary accessories, including
a starter engine, air receiver and
air pipe, the shipmment weighing 13 tons. The Crawford
Transfer Co,, who have the hauling contract, at once started to
move this equipment up the hill,
in addition to lumber and other
material for the construction of
the camp which will be erected
adjacent to the new tunnel south
of the Bush slide.
Ten men, including a cook,
went to the property Wednesday
to get things under way. While
no details are available, it is understood that the new camp will
have accommodations for about
15 men.
An Easter dance will be given
next Tuesday evening, April 6th,
wjth a six-piece orchestra. Admission, gentlemen, $1.50; ladies
free���including supper. Music
starts promptly at 9 p. m.
Stewart Op. ra House.
CAN'T FIND WALLS
ON BIG JISSOURI
Captain Duncan MacVichie, a
well known mine operator from
the States, and Harry Townsend,
consulting engineer for the Big
Missouri Mining Co., after spending some days at the mine, left
for the south Monday night, apparently satisfied with what they
had seen. Mr Townsend expects
to return in about two weeks,
while Capt. MacVichie said that
he anticipates being back again
when the snow has gone.
Work on the property has been
progressing very satisfactorily
throughout the winter. An important feature is a new discovery made on the Union Fraction,
which adjoins the Unicorn on
the west. The size, strike and
dip of this ore body have not yet
been determined owing to the
fact that although drifts have
been run on it 22 feet west, 20
feet north and 7 feet south, no
wall has so far been encountered
and more work is required to ob-
Mrs J.M.Gray returned on the
Cardena from a visit in Rupert.
Mrs H. Cochrane returned
Thursday from a visit in Edmonton.
C.W. Magee, who has been outside most of the winter, returned
yesterday.
Miss Beatrice Horstman, who
is attending school in Rupert, is
home for the Easter holidavs.
E.R.Stivers, customs collector
at Hyder, has returned from an
extended tour through the States
Jas. McMillan had his face
badly burned by an explosion of
carbide gas at the L&L, and is
in the hospital.
Mrs O. M. Anderson, accompanied by her daughter, Miss J.
R. Eldred, returned Sunday from
a visit of several weeks in Seattle
Owing to the paper not publishing until Saturday morning
on account of Good Friday, we
are able to announce the birth of
a daughter to Mr and Mrs S. G.
McNeil at 6:30 a.m. April 3 in
the Stewart Hospital.
St. Mark's W. A. Officers
At the meeting of the Women's Auxiliary of St. Mark's
Church last Wednesday the following officers were elected:
President, Mrs A.W.R. Ashley;
vice president. Mrs G.C.Andrew
secretary, Mrs W. H. Watson;
treasurer, Mrs Will Jancowski.
tain real information.
Lumber and supplies are being
rushed in by the Crawford Transfer Co., before the snow leaves
and makes it neoessary to use
pack horses.
Gerald Service, formerly with
the Bank of Montreal here and
now stationed in Rupert, is visiting over the week end.
Extensive improvements have
been made on the Fire hall by
the Stewart Land Co. Partitions
have been removed so as to have
the fire fighting equipment more
convenient, and the rooms above
will be renovated and rented as
business offices.
Premier
Paragraphs
(Contributed)
Dedicate Memorial Altar
At the 11:30 a.m. service in
St. Mark's Church on Easter
Day, the memorial altar will be
dedicated to the Glory of God
and in memory of Mrs C. Jackson. The altar is the handiwork
of her husband.
DEFERENTIAL GEAR
GOES  ON   MARKET
Hugo Stratford, formerly of
Stewart and inventor of a deferential gear that will be a boon to
all users of motor cars, was in
town from Monday until Thursday conferring with Wm. Noble,
head of the Stratford Independent Deferential Syndicate Ltd.,
which has been formed to commercialize the invention.
Patents have been secured in
Canada, United States, Great
Britain, Germany, France, Italy,
Australia and New Zealand,
which would appear to fully protect the invention. It has taken
time to secure these, but now
that this is done, Mr Stratford
will go east to introduce the gear
on the market.
The Premier Community Club
presented their first moving picture show on Friday, March 26.
The new hall is very well adapted for piotures, and we are now
assured of a weekly show.
Captain Duncan MacVichie,
mining engineer of Salt Lake
City and interested in the development of the Big Missouri, was
Mr Pitt's guest Saturday and
Sunday.
Weather indications now point
to an early spring. It is a month
previous to any year since commencement of eperations. We
anticipate roads will be open for
cars about the middle of May.
We are pleased to see Jos.
Prout around again after his serious illness, and wish him a
speedy convalescence.
The Mine team were again
successful in the Inter-departmental Basket Ball League, winning against the Office on Monday night.
League standing now is:
Played       Won
Mine  7 4
Office   8 4
Mill     5 3
Mechanics    6 2
Miss R. Caldwell of Winnipeg,
who arrived on Thursday, is vig-
iting Mrs Bert Smith.
Ed Mustard, carpenter foreman, left this week for a week's
visit in Anyox.
NEW MILL UNIT
NOW OPERATING
Premier Milling Capacity
Doubled���Power Plant Is
Also Enlarged to Meet
New Requirements
The new 250 ton mill unit of
the Premier Gold Mining Co. has
been completed and is now undergoing its primary tuning up
with marked success, and will
soon be up to capacity. The system upon which this new unit
operates is exactly similar to
that found most satisfactory in
the original 100-ton unit, that is,
concentration by flotation and
tabling, with elimination of the
cyanide plant. Operating at capacity this will bring the milling
ability of Premier up to 350 tons
daily.
The company's power plant
has been recently greatly enlarged by the installation of two
360 h.p. full-Diesel cold start engines, each pulling a 275 kilowat
volt amp generator. Another
water wheel has been added to
the hydro-electric plant, which
gives an additional 300 h.p. In
addition to the two 360 h.p. full-
Diesel engines mentioned above,
the Premier power plant now
consists of one complete 500 h.p.
hydro-electric unit and one 600
h.p. unit, the first pulling a 450
k.v.a. generator, and the latter
a 475 k.v.a; one 300 h.p. semi-
Diesel engine, pulling 275 k.v.a.
generator; two 150 h.p. engines,
each pulling 125 k.v.a.
Thus Premier is developing
2420 h.p. by hydro and auxiliary
power, giving a total of 1975
k.v.a's. The new substation has
also been completed and contains
a new 7-panel switch board, four
200 k.v.a. transformers, each reducing from 2200 volts to 440 for
domestic and small motor use
and a 35 k.v.a. transformer for
reducing from 2200 volts to 110
for lighting purposes in and
about the mill and shops. All
overhead wires have been done
away with except the transmission line from the power plant
to the substation, and are carried either underground or thru
buildings in order to protect
them from the heavy snows,
which in time makes for a great
saving in maintenance.
These extensive additions to
the plant should be substantial
evidence and assurance of the
long life of the mine, for the
Premier Management have long
been noted for their extreme
conservatism, as will be noted in
their annual report, appearing
on Page 2 ef this issue.
Money found.   Ask the News. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,    APRIL    2,   1926
The Portland Canal News
H.   W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
W. R. HULL
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PREMIER ANNUAL REPORT
THROUGH the courtesy of the Premier management the News has received
a copy of the 1925 report by H. A. Guess,
vice president and managing director of
the Premier Gold Mining Company, Ltd.,
immediately the book was available for
circulation. In view of the importance of
this company's operations, we publish
herewith as much of this report as space
limitations will permit.   Mr. Guess says:
In previous annual reports, a fairly
complete description was given of the
Company's properties, their location, and
of the mining, milling and power plants,
and the aerial tramway equipment leading from the mine to the loading wharf
at tidewater.
During the past year the Company's
engineers examined numerous mining properties in the Salmon River and nearby
districts, but none of them seemed to the
Management of sufficient promise to justify acquisition, upon the terms offered.
A rearrangement of the milling equipment was made during the past year and
work was started upon the enlargement
of the milling plant by the construction
of another unit, making in all a daily capacity of 400 tons. This second unit will,
it is expected, be completed and in operation some time in March, and the treatment, as now arranged, which will be similar also in the new unit, gives a more
concentrated product with correspondingly lessened tonnage of concentrates and a
substantial saving in monthly freight and
smelting charges as compared with previous practice.
The above mentioned increase in milling necessitated an increase in the power
plant and a rearrangement of some of its
units. This work was completed during
the year and the present plant represents
1620 H.P. of semi-Diesel engines and 1100
H.P. of water wheel capacity. This water
power is considerably diminished during
the winter months. A fuel-oil storage
tank of 20,000 bbls. capacity was installed,
convenient to the wharf at Stewart and
the aerial tramway.
In the last annual report an estimate
was given of the broken ore in stopes as
at December 31st, 1924 and of the assured
and probable unbroken ore to the then
bottom production level of the mine, viz.
the 4th level, these estimates being as
follows:
Broken ore in stopes as of Dec. 31,
1924���147,880 tons, averaging 0.55 ounces
gold and 17.3 ounces silver per ton.
Assured and probable unbroken ore
down to 4th level as of Dec. 31st, 1924���
420,000 tons, averaging 0.54 ounces gold
and 14.1 ounces silver per ton.
Mention was made in that report of
additional ore possibilities in five different
areas beyond the then mine workings,
these being as follows:
1 Unexplored ground in the northeastern portion of the Company's property, along the main northeastern ore zone.
2 Unexplored ground along the same
zone but to the southwestward of the mine
workings.
3 Possibilities in the vein of northwestern strike which intersects the main
zone.
4 Possibilities from prospecting at
depth, various surface showings upon the
Pictou and Cascade Falls No. 8 claims.
5 Possibilities of persistence of commercial or* at greater depth below the 4th
level than has been as yet explored by
diamond drilling.
The explorations and developments
during the past year, directed toward the
discovery and opening up of new ore in
these five areas, have, upon the whole,
been disappointing.
Area No. 1 was further opened up during
the past year by the extension northeastward of
the 1st, 3d and 4th levels, but the tonnage of ore
thus deyeloped did not materially exceed the tonnage previously estimated for that area as probable. A substantial increase in tonnage would
have resulted if the strong ore body on the 2nd
level in this area had continued undiminished up
to the 1st level and higher.
(Continued on Page 3.)
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and Surgeon. Office, corner 6th
and Victoria Sts. Hours, 12
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appointment. [
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enterprises, the Bank of Montreal has developed a financial service to
meet promptly and adequately the needs of its large number and great
variety of clients.
These facilities, offered through its offices from
the Atlantic to the Pacific, include protection
of funds, interest on deposits, business counsel,
loans, collections, foreign exchange, credit
data, trade information, travellers' funds,
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PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant. unreserved. surveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted b>
British subjects over It years of age.
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation,
and Improvement for agriculture)
purposes,
K*uII information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptions It
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," ooples of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department ot
Lands, Victoria, B.C., or to any Government Agent.
Records wtll be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is not. timber-
land, I.e., carrying over 6.009 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of that
Range.
Applications for pre-emption-, are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recerdtrg Division, In which ths land applied for
is situated, and are made on (.Tinted
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must be occupied foi
five yeara and Improvements made
to value of |10 per acre. Including
clearing and cultivating at least flv��
acres, before a Crown Orant can be
received.
For more detailed Information see
the Bulletin "How to Pie-euiol
Land."
PURCHASE
Appllcatlona are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of flrst-olass (arable) land Is tl
per acre, and second-class (graslng)
land $2.60 per acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown lands is given In Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown lands."
Mill, factory, or Industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 aorea,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
stuinpage.
HOMESITE   LEASES
Unsurveyed areas, not exceeding If
acres, may be leased as homesltes,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and Improvement conditions aie fulfilled
"and land has been surveyed.
LEASES
For graalng  and   Industrial    purposes areas not exceeding- tit aerea
may be leased  by one  person  er e
company.
GRAZING
Under the Grazing Aot the Pror-
Inoe Is divided into graslng districts
and the range administered under a
Graslng Commissioner. Annual
graalng permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
te established owners. Stock-owners
��*/ form asapelaUons fer range
management free, er partially free.
permits are available far settlers,
ued   travellers,   up   to  tea
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows: Placer Gold, $77,382,953;
Lode Gold, $118,473,190; Silver. $68,824,579; Lead. $70,548,578;
Copper, $187,489,378; Zinc, $32,171,497; Coal and Coke. $260.-
880,048; Building Stone, Brick. Cement. $42,226,814; Miscellaneous
minerals, $1,431,349; making its mineral Production to the end ol
1924 show
AN AGGREGATE VALUE OF -5859,427,386
The substantial progress of the Mining Industry of this Provinei
kingly
exhibited In the following figures, which* Aow'the, value of producti >n fw ��j^
''f���r five yean
,, live years
.   |(,22, ?"r',-
irties.
19-
cessive five-year periods: For all ytars to 1895 Inclusiv
years 1896-1900. $57,606,967; for five years 1901-1905, 196,507,968;
1906-1910, $125,534,474; for five years  1911-1915,   $142,072,603;   I
1916-1920, $189,922,726; for the yea. 1961, $28,067,641; for the yi'��
168,843; for the year 1923, $41,304,326 and for 1924, $48,704,604,
PRODUCTION DURING LAST TEN 1'EARS, $372,604,641
LofJg mining has only been in.progress for aMu1-'1    "'.'f'mii.*
only about one-half oMSe Province "Ha* been prospected; 200,01
of unexplored mineral-bearing land are open for prospecting. ^fi(
The mining lawa of this Province are more liberal n      ���*      ^
lower than of any other province in the Dominion, or any Colon- i
Empire.   Mineral locations are granted the discoverers tor nomn
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such pn
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, togathar with Mining Reports and
be obtained gratis by addressing
THE HON. THE MWIeJTEH OF MINES, Victoria. British
N. B.-Practically all British Columbia Mineral   Properties >u ���   R*    B 0,
velopment has heen done are described in some one of the anni i       ^m .���
the Minister of Mines.    Those considering mining investments Depsrt*
such reports.   They are available without charge on application       J' ^^i,
ment of Mines, Victoria, B. C.    Reports of the Geological Surve*   i    f .^
Pacific Building, Vancouver, are recommended as  valuable  *-<��"
m ation.
Mill's,
may
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TRAINS LEAVE
PRINCE RUPERT 8 P. M.
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY
ALL POINTS EAST
S. S. PRINCE JOHN Ex. Prince Rupert fortnightly for
Queen Charlotte Islands.
Agents For All Ocean Steamship Lines
Full Information  and Reservations from
P. S. Jack or R. F. McNaughton
Stewart, B. C. District Passenger Agent
Prince Rupert  B. C.
(Continued from Page 2.)
Considerable diamond drilling
was done during the past year in
areas 2 and 3, with no ore found,
and it seems highly probable
therefore that the main N. E.-S.
W. zone does not carry ore for
any considerable distance southwest of its intersection with the
vein ot northwestern strike; also
that little or no ore can be ex-i
pected in the vein of northwest
strike, beyond the area covered
by the present mine workings.
The exploration and development in area No. 4, namely, beneath the surface showings on
the Pictou and Cascade Falls No.
8 claims, showed that these deposits carried no commercial ore
at depth, this being also stated
in the annual report for 1924.
The exploration and develop-
i ment of the past year in the important area No. 5 has not as yet
been sufficient to permit of any
estimates of ore below the 4th
level. Work was done on both
the 5th and 6th levels. On the
6th level, which is 550 feet below
the 4th, the main ore zone was
picked up and followed northeast
for some 200 feet but it was narrow and carried practically no
values. Further development on
the 6th level will be deferred until development on the 5th level
has shown the extent, course
and value of the main N.E.-S. W.
ore zone on that level. Development during the past year on the
5th level has found and followed
the main ore zone for 100 feet or
more with fair width and considerable mineralization, but the
gold-silver values have been very
low, so that no commercial ore
has as yet been opened up. This
work, however, is still confined
to the southwest end of the main
~_\ | ore zone, and has some 1400 feet
of ore zone to explore going
northeasterly beneath the ore
opened up for that distance on
the levels above. It is likely
therefore that a considerable
tonnage of profitable, though of
qnite moderate value, will, during 1926, be opened up by further work on this 5th level.
New Ore Body
A new ore body of probably
only moderate importance as to
tonnage and value was found
toward the end of the year by
some flat diamond drill holes,
running S.E. from the main ore
body upon No. 1 level. This new
ore body runs approximately parallel with the main ore zone and
about 200 feet therefrom. It has
been drifted upon for 200 feet or
more with an average gold-silver
value of about $14.00 for a 6-ft.
width. Drifting is being continued and the persistence of
this ore at depth will be investigated by drill holes from the 2nd
and 3d levels. No tannage from
this new ore body has been included in the ore estimates as of
Dec. 31st. 1925, as it is   not  yet
sufficiently developed	
Earnings Over $2,000,000
The total earnings for 1925 before  deducting   Administration
| expense, taxes, depreciation and
J
ore depletion, were $2,013,481.60
or $708,124.31 less than in the
year 1924. This decrease is due
to the gradual exhaustion of the
high grade ore so characteristic
of the earlier production years
of the property, and the consequent lower grade of the ores
mined. It was in view of this
situation that the doubling of
the milling capacity for low
grade ores was undertaken last
year, the benefits of which will
begin to appear upon the completion in March ofthe new mill
unit.
Pay Heavy Taxes
As deduction from total earnings, taxes for 1925 are $405,848.
48 compared with $183,932.35 in
1924, even though the earnings
in 1925 were less. This is due
to a new ruling made last year
by the Finance Minister of British Columbia with respect to permissible deductions from earnings, for ore depletion, in arriving at taxable earnings in conformity with which ruling, your
Company was required to pay to
the Provincial Government of
British Columbia $218,990.99 as
additional taxes for preceding
years. At the same time the
Finance Minister reduced the
Provincial tax from 10 per cent
to 8 per cent upon net earnings.
Even with this reduction to 8
per cent, however, the fact remains that metal mining operations in British Columbia, taking
also into consideration the Dominion of Canada tax, have a
heavier burden of taxation than
in any other Province of Canada,
or in any part of the United
States, and it is to be hoped
therefore that a further reduction in the Provincial tax rate
will shortly be made.
Estimated Ore Reserves
The estimated ore reserves as
at Dec. 31st, 1925, are as follows
Ore broken in stopes 243,511
tons averaging 0.64 ounces gold
and 14.7 ounces silver. With
gold at $20 per ounce and silver
at 60c per ounce, this represents
a gross value of $21.62 per ton.
Assured and probable unbroken ore down to the 4th level of
the present mine workings 316.-
484 tons averaging 0.52 ounces
gold and 13.6 ounces silver. With
gold at $20 per ounce and silver
at 60s per ounce, this represents
a gross value of $18.56 per ton.
Also as stated in last year's
report, there has been indicated
by diamond drilling below the
4th level 146,000 tons averaging
0.39 ounces gold and 3.2 ounces
silver. As mentioned elsewhere
in this report, more information
cancerning the ore possibilities
below the 4th level will be gained
by the contemplated development during this year en the 5th
level, which is 270 feet below
the 4th.
MIT Ml faster Comes Early this Year!
* UMl.  What About That New Suit?
The sample cloths for Spring and Summer tailor-made suits
are here. The range includes some of the richest cloths the
woolen mills have ever turned out.
May we have the pleasure of showing
them to you in the near future?
SOLE AGENT
20th Century and Berger Tailoring Co. Made to Measure Clothing.
beaman  ii    7rrrrDTT   stewart,
block    n.  4.ur r Ln I   I        b. c.
BUY the BEST in MEATS
We Sell Government Inspected Products
USE
SHAMROCK BRAND
HAMS  BACON  LARD  BUTTER  EGGS  POULTRY
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
HYDER
RADIO
SERVICE
Open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (including Sunday.) Messages
delivered in Stewart, B, C.
BUY BONDS by MAIL
TROY BONDS bear 7 per cent interest, payable January 1 and July 1 each
year. They can be converted into capital stock at par value of $1 per share
As Troy shares are expected to become worth considerably more than PAR,
this feature of Convertibility will have a very added value. Bonds issued in
denominations of $50, $100 and $500���7 per cent interest allowed on each
weekly or monthly payment. Send $1 TODAY and $1 weekly for 47 further weeks, which pays in full for one $50 bond. Larger bonds in proportion
Keep Your Money Working in British Columbia
And Help Build Up Your Own Province
ADDRESS Dominion Bank Bldg.
TROY MINES Vancouver, B.C.
Stewart Dairy
J. Campbell,    Prop.
Fresh Milk
Table Cream
Butter
Buttermilk
Whipping Cream
Beaman Block
Columbia St. Entrance
ELECTRICAL   SUPPLIES
We carry a full line of Electrical Supplies, including
Lamps, all sizes; also Flashlight and Automobile lamps,
DRY BATTERIES���Flashlight and Storage.
Spar* Plugs,  Electric Toasters,  Irons,  Table
Stores Etc.
WE SPECIALIZE in Electric wiring, repairing,
recharging and repairing Storage Batteries,
Electric Irons etc.
WE STOCK FVinP   ST0RAGE BATTERY
THE   FAMOUS        LAII/L     FORD SIZE $20.00
ERNEST LOVE,   Electrical Contractor.
international electric CO. store
Corner Columbia and Fourth Streets      ���      Stewart, B. C.
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. m.
Prince Rupert Sunday, 8 p. m.
For Alice Arm, Anyox and Stewart.
For further information, Reservations Etc.
Apply W. J. CRAWFORD (Crawford Tranfer Co.) Agents.
Office 5th St., Stewart.
Prince Rupert Agent   2nd Ave.   Phone 568
HEAD OFFICES, Union Dock, ft. Carrall St.   Phone Sey. 306.
In buying insurance
You buy protection
Therefore the best is nene too good
 SEE ���
ROLSTON
And get the best. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,    APRIL    2,   1926
SPRING   CLEANING
Once again the time has arrived when we will all have to
do our Spring Cleaning.
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
It may be that you will
need a new Broom, Mop,
Scrub Brush, Pail,
Carpet Cleaner, or one
of the many other articles
used in Spring Gleaning.
We have a nice new
assortment of Linoleum
Rugs, and Linoleum by the
yard, also Floor Oil Cloth,
Hearth Rugs, and Rag Rugs.
Come in and see them.
PAINT, VARNISH, BOILED OIL, TURPS, ALABASTINE and BRUSHES
_____wtm____^__m__1_m_wmmHmtm���amimm������^mm
UNIVERSAL SUPPLY CO.
5th Street,  STEWART, B. C,    G.W.Smith, Mgr.
Fire extinguishers can be found
at the following places:
Big chemical, 25 gallons-
Wilson's Store.
Five-gallon  extinguishers-
Gibson's
Newell's
Marmot Hottl
Hotel Stewart
Carolan's Grocery
Hotel King Edward
Portland Canal News
LYON   & SCOTT
MEAT    MARKET
VANCOUVER CREAMERY BUTTER
OUR FRESH RANCH EGGS AND CHICKENS
SWIFT'S HAMS AND BACON
HOME-MADE PORK SAUSAGE
All the Best We Can Procure
->
TEe MARMOT HOTEL
First Class in Every Respect
MODERN AND MODERATE
Solicits the Patronage of Any and All
Once Our Guest,   Always Our Guest.
BEST LOCATION IN THE CITY
LOST -Gold filligree fountain
pen.   Reward.   News Office.
ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME
ARE TO BE   HAD AT THE
Hotel Stewart
James McAleenan,   Proprietor.
MINING    STOCKS
We recommend at present market prices
the purchase of the following stocks:
For Investment STSS&a
MARMOT METALS
GLACIER CREEK
For Speculation
BONDS
INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC CO. 10-Year-10 per cent Bonda.
H. W. M. ROLSTON & CO.
BEATING
THE
MINIMUM
The quality of Pacific Milk is assured
by several things, chief of which
is the friendly contest among the producers for leadership each week. All
milk is tested before acceptance. It
must reach a certain minimum, though
the minimum could be raised quite easily, as no farmer will allow his product
to "just get in."
THEY'RE PROUD OF
PACIFIC  MILK
Head Office,  Vancouver.
Factories at Abbotsford & Ladner B.C.
TIRES  ���  ACCESSORIES
C. M. ADAM
P. O. Box 61, STEWART, B.C.
CRESCENT
FURNISHED ROOMS
HYDER, B.C.
Rates $1 - H. H. HICKS. Prop.
A Place To Spend
Your Spare Time
WELCOME
POOL HALL
Good Tables   ���   Cigars
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
Norman Fleming
& Bert Heath
Cor. 5th & Columbia, Stewart
GET OUR BID
on
Moving That Freight
E. ARMSTRONG
GENERAL FREIGHTER
TEAMS    RACK HORSES
mineral act.
Certificate ot Improvements.
NOTICE.
Murdoch Group No. 1, Murdoch
Group No. 2, Murdoch Group No. 3,
Murdoch No. 8, Murdoch No. 9, Murdoch No. 10, Murdoch Fractional Mineral Claims, situate in the Portland
Canal Mining Division of Cassiar District. .
Where located:���North of Beaver
creek, about three and one-half miles
east of Glacier at head of Bear River.
Take Notice that Dalby B. Morkill,
of Stewart, British Columbia, acting
as agent for D.D.Murdoch, J. A. Murdoch, A. W. Vassar, J. M. Mercer,
George McHugo and James E. Douville, Free Miner's Certificates Nos.
92196C, 92646C, 92641C, 92198C, 91214C
and 84365C, respectively, intend, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for a Certificate
of Improvements for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 13th day of March, A. D.
1926. 45
FOR A GOOD
SMOKE
See Pete at the
Exchange Cigar Store
Cigars, Cigaretts, Tobaccos
and Snuff ��� BEST BRANDS
Local Stocks
(By H.W.M.Rolston & Co)
Indian was the main feature
of the week's trading, and on
heavy demand increased rapidly
in price, and at present market
is considered to have every
chance of reaching a much higher level. The cause of the heavy
trading in Indian is the rumor
that a large operating company
is negotiating for control of the
property.
Both Dunwell and B. C. Silver
are in good demand, and with
the progress being made on both
these properties, higher prices
are shortly expected.
With the early spring this
year it is expected that a lot of
the smaller companies will be
starting summer operation a
month sooner than last year, and
in consequence some stocks that
are very inactive on the market
at present, will shortly be bro't
before the public eye.
Premier dropped off considerably, but this usually occurs after
the quarterly dividend, and it is
expected Premier will shortly
react to its old level.
The market closed as follows:
Bid Asked
B. G. Silver $ 2.05  $ 2.25
Dunwell 2.05      2.30
Glacier Creek .12       .13
Independence .08       .09J
Indian .13        .15*
National Silver .12        .15
Lakeview new issue .05       .���
Premier 2.20      2 30
Terminus .���        .25
Silver Crest .134      .16
L&L Glacier Creek  .13       .16
Victoria Mines .���       .31
Marmot Metals        .084       .12
Porter Idaho. Co.     .���       .09J
Rufus .���       .18
Ore Mountain .���        .25
Bay View .-        .10
FORSALE-A small restaurant range, Cordova No. 10. suitable for mining camp. One year
old. Apply Portland Canal News.
P.O.Box 138,   STEWART. B.G.
THE COMPANIES ACT
Portland Canal Goldfields
Syndicate Limited
Notice is hereby given that the Company intends to apply to the Registrar
of Companies,  for the change of its
name from the ''Portland Canal  Gold-
fields Syndicate Limited"  to  "Extenuate Gold Mines Limited."
Dated at Vancouver, British Columbia, thia 23d day of March, 1926.
PORTLAND  CANAL GOLDFIELDS
SYNDICATE LIMITED
E. Heme,
Treasurer.
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
High Grade, High Grade No. 1,
High Grade No. 2 Mineral Claims, situate in the Portland Canal Mining Division of Cassiar District.
Where located:���Adjoining the west
side of-Yellowstone Group of claims,
Upper Salmon Valley.
Take Notice that Dalby B. Morkill,
of Stewart, B. C, acting as agent for
Edward Henry Fernald, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 84425; Jessie Kilpatrick
Jamieson, Free Miner's Certificate No.
84439; Angus L. McDonald, Free Miner's Certificate No. 92247C and William
McGrew, Free Miner's Certificate No.
84387 intends, sixty days from the date
hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements
for the purpose of obtaining a crown
grant of the above claims.
And further take notiee that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February.
A. D. 1926. 41
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Lens, Mons, Vimy No. 1, Bar Silver,
Silver Bars, Ida O and Banana Fractional Mineral Claims, situate in the
Portland Canal Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Where located:���West side of Sa'-
mon Glacier on the point opposite Forty
Nine mine.
Take notice that Dalby li. Morkill,
of Stewart, B. C, acting as agent for
Outland Silver Bar Mines, Limited,
(Non Personal Liability,] Free Miner's
Certificate No. 84449C, intends, sixty
days from the date hereof, to apply to
the Mining Recorder for Certificates
of Improvements for the purpose of
obtaining Crown Grants of the above
claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February
A. D. 1926. 89    '
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
Easter Sunday, April 4th
Holy Communion, 8 a. m.
Holy Communion (Choral)
11:30 a. m.
Evensong. 7:30 p. m.
SPECIAL MUSIC
The Vestry announce that,
following customary procedure, all Easter Sunday offerings will be given to the
Rector,
/jOTzfauf
ST. CHARLES
EVAPORATED
MILK
Tjhe
milk
tha* ib
always ready
for your
coobi
need*
StC 23-26
Use it
-wherever the
recipe calls for milk
PUBLIC STENOGRAPHER
News Office
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE.
Tiger Mineral Claim, situate in the
Portland Canal Mining Division of Cassiar District.
Where located:���Upper Salmon Valley adjoining north end of Silver Tip
group of mineral claims.
Take Notice that Dalby B. Morkill,
of Stewart, British Columbia, acting
as agent for Wellington Beaton, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 84434C and
Harold Morrison, Free Miner's Certificate No. 84435C intends, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certficate of
Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown grant of the above
claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of February
A.D. 1926. 43
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE
Silverado No. 3, Silverado No. 4, Silverado  No.   4  Fractional,    Silverado 1
Fractional,   Silver  Bow No. 1,   Silver!
Bow   No.   2.   Silver  Bow No. 4 Frac-1
tional, Silver Bow   No.  3   Fractional, |
Rainier Fractional, Glacier Fractional,
Ariel, Renown, Fortune, Climax, Tram
Fractional. Iron  Hill,  Glenearn,   Canyon, and  Contact   Fractional   Mineral
Claims, situate in the   Portland   Canal
Mining Division of Cassiar District.
Where located:���East side of Head
of Portland Canal.
T/��ke Notice that Dalby B. Morkill,
acting as agent for Silverado Mines,
Limited, (Non Personal Liability) Free
Miner's Certificate No. 93404C intends,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the Mining Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of the
above claims.
And further take notiee that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 1st day of February,
A. D. 1926. 37
GROCERY
SPECIALS
MONDAY
ONLY
Brookfield
Butter
Per lb. 50c.
Quaker or Heinz
Pork & Beans
Medium Cans 15c,
Nice Juicy Oranges
Per Doz. 40c.
BEST LEMONS
Per Doz. 40c.
FulfLine
GROCERIES
AND
PROVISIONS
J. W. WILSON
5th & Columbia Sts.    Stewart. B. C,
Newell
Rooms
Comfortable Rooms. $1.00
2 Chair BARBEK SHOP
Wm.   Newell
BATHS 50c.
Clean, Modern,   Convenient.
The Water Is Always Hot!
And we don't mean "Maybe."
W. J. WAKEFIELD
Light and Heavy Transfer
Wood for Sale
We Buy Bottles
Prevent
CAimney
Fires
WELSH
ANTHRACITE
COAL
Makes NO SOOT and
Drives out all soot left by
'    Soft Coal.
160 Pounds of Coal
makes only
1 Pounjl of Asli
SHOEMAKER
A. Hendrickson
4th and Columbia
Boots and Shoes Repaired
Or Made to Order
Shoes Left With the late
A. Anderson
WILL BE SOLD
Unless Called For
$23 per ton
Delivered
FRANK BOWLER
Agent
5th Street, Stewart
COASTWISE STEAMSHIP
& BARGE CO. LTD.
Weekly Sailings From
Stewart Direct To
Smelters.
General Freight and
Powder. i
For Information Apply:
805 Birks Bldg.,
Vancouver, B. C.
yard ->���
,   in ���'!''''
c, �����'"
ui�� 1"
SVATEH NO'J K I
DIVERSION  A.M."   I 71..
Take Notice that the AI bin v Min
Company Limited, N.I'.L.,   I
Brown,  agent,  whose addn
Rogers Blag.,  Vancouver,   I
apply for a licence to taki  ai
cubic feet per second of  water ou  '
the South Fork of Glacier t reek; ��wt��
flows northerly and drains into biac"
Creek about five miles from Us mown.
The water will be diverti d frcm tn
stream at a point about LOW feet ��w
of "Sentinel" mineral claim, I."    ��� ''.
Cassiar, and will  be i^ d  for ^
purposes    upon    the    mineral chub
known as the Albany Group.       ��'
ny," "Albany No. 2" and "Luck) W>
Fraction" mineral clan is.)
This Notice was posted on thegro
on the 26th day of February. \,im.
A copy of this Notice  and an api^
cation   pur-uant   ���hereto   ami   "
''Water Act, 1914'* will be filed'"
Office of the Water Recordei al
Rupert, B.C. [,e
Objections to the application '������ (il.
filed with the said Water'Reco����
with the Comptroller of Hal.'    ,, (.
Parliament Buildings   Victoria
within thirty days  after tin
pearance   of   this   Notice   in
Newspaper , in,,t.
The Albany Mining ( ompan-
ed, N.P.L. Applicant.
By Edward G. Brown, agen..       rf
The date of the first  P��b ������<��� ]H1.fh,
this Notice is the 19th da-  oi
1926.
tirst ap*
a local

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