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 Provincial Library,
Victoria,
B. C.
THE NEWS WILL KEEP
i'OU POSTED ON THE
I)KVELOPMENT 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. 41
STEWART,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY,    MARCH    5,   1926
$5 THE   YEAR���10c. the Copy
MISSOURI
TAKES UNICORN
The Big Missouri  Mining Co.
TEXAS CREEK CO.
CHANGES NAME
At a  special  meeting   of   the
has bonded the Unicorn group of Texas Creek Comstock Mining
claims from John Hovland and Company held in Hyder last Sat-
Louis Watkins of Hyder, Alaska, | urday, the name of the company
for .5100,000, making a substan-jwas changed to Hyder Lead
tial cash payment, of which it isj Mines Inc., the latter name be-
reported Mr Hovland, who is ing less cumbersome than the
now in Seattle, at once con vert<d old, as well as being descriptive
his share into Big Missouri stock. ; of the property, which is a high-
The Unicorn consists of six , grade lead proposition,
claims and three fractions, ad-j A letter from Wellington Bea-
joining and extending northeast j ton, of Vancouver, president of
of the Big Missouri. It carries; the company, outlined plans for
a number of fine surface show- the coming season's development
ings and has had considerable: which entail the expenditure of
development work done upon it $25,000 in opening up the various
in the past, both by the owners j ore showings exposed on the
and by J. R. McDonald, who bond- -property, and providing camp
el the property in the fall of accommodations.
1920, drove a long crosscut tun j The group consists of 20 claims
nel and did some diamond drill- j the first locations on Texas creek
ing. j The original discovery of an   im-
Kecent development of the mense galena outcrop, caused a
Big Missouri, opening up a large'stampede into that section two
body of ore near the north   end summers ago.
of that group  which  apparently
strikes into the Unicorn ground,
R.G.Mellin, M.E , of Duncans
B.C., who examined and  report-!
male the acquisition of the   lat- ed upon the property for Beaton
ier property   of  importance   to & Hemsworth  last   year,   is   to
Big Missouri owners.
Trail Looks for Ore Here
Wallace C. Orchard, general
ag��nt for the Canadian Pacific
Railways In Prince Rupert, spent
the week end in the district looking the situation over with a view
ti securing ore shipments to the
smelter at trail. In regard to
freight rates, Mr Orchard said
the  mining   companies    would
take charge of operations, which
will commence as soon as climatic
conditions will permit.
LOCAL MEMBER
VISITS STEWART
BIG MISSOURI OLD TUNNEL   L & L NEW VEIN
CARRIES DRY ORE
The new vein on   the   L&L
Glacier   Creek   property   which
was encountered by crosscutting
into the hill a short distance below the portal of No.   2   tunnel,
as reported last week, is now being drifted upon  and   is   maintaining a width of  three   feet,
jdippingatan   angle  of   65  degrees and with both walls ab-o-
jlutely free.   The ore is different
' in character from  that    in   the
j tunnels, being a dry  ore   carrying pyrites and grey copper in a
white quartz gangue,   while the
:north   and   south   vein   opened
, above,   from   which   shipments
were made last year,   is  almost
solid galena and zinc.
Work has been suspended in
the drift from the No. 1 tunnel,
and the drift on the new vein is
being driven with two shifts. In
a distance of 60 feet more it
should reach the intersection
with the galena vein, cutting it
at a depth of 70 feet. From this
point Wm. Irwin, the superintendent, intends to continue to
drift east on the new vein, and
at the same time drive northerly
jon the galena vein to get under
1 the upper tunnels. The elevation
! between this lowest drift and
the No. 2 tunnel will be about
120 feet.
This picture was taken about 1919 at the portal of one of the
old prospect tunnels.    In the foreground is John Hovland
who, with Louis Watkins, bonded the Unicorn  group to the
Big Missouri Mining Co.    Behind him, with the shovel, is the
late Andy Lindeborg, original owner, with his  brother Dan,
of the Big Missouri.
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STEWART-HYDER LOCAL NEWS jj
The Camosum brought in   101     Harry   Corkhill,   of  Premier,
drums of oil for Big Missouri,    j returned yesterday from   a  trip
The Moose will hold their reg-joutside,
ular   meeting   in    Hyder   next
Thursday night.
Mr and Mrs Dale L. Pitt returned yesterday from a short
visit in Vancouver.
Chas. Adam returned Monday
night from Rupert where he has
been for three months.
C. A. Banks, general manager
of the B.  C.  Silver,   and   Mrs.
N. H. Stevens of   Hyder   le ft 1
last night on a business   trip  to
Ketchikan.
B.D.Clegg, Ingersoll Rand representative, arrived from Vancouver Monday night.
J. D. Littlepage M.E., of the
Riverside mine, left on the Norco
last Sunday night for Ketchikan.
Chas. H.  Lake returned   yes-
II.F.Kergin, M. L. A. for this
riding, arrived from Alice Arm
Monday night and  left   for   his
home Thursday.    His visit   was
rave to arrange their own   rate j for the purp0se of looking things
from here to Vancouver but that over generally prior to the open-
a rail rate had been set of $5.50
per ton from that city to Trail.
This is the first entrance of the
Trail Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Co. into this field for
the purchase of ores.
Banks, left for   Vancouver  yes-1 terday from an   extended   visit
outside.   He was down in   California for awhile.
J. A. Barnes,   Lord Mayor of
William Slack   Dies
William Slack, who left Stewart Feb. 11 for Vancouver to
have an operation performed,
died in the General Hospital on
Suneay, Feb, 21, and was buried
the following Thursday. He is
survived by a widow and five
children. The late Mr Slack had
heen a resident of Stewart for
some time, and had many friends
here who regret his passing.
Suit Against Porter Idaho
A writ was issued out of the
s"preme Court Registry in Vancouver on the 1st of March at
���heinstanceof   H.W.M. Rolston
ing of the summer season, enab.
ling him to maintain close touch
with the needs of the district.
Considerable road and trail
work will be undertaken as soon
as possible in the spring, but
owing to the resignition of J. A.
Stephen, public works engineer
for this district, making it necessary to appoint someone in his
place, Mr Kergin did not feel
justified in detailing the nature
and extent of che coming season's work, pointing out that this
is largely at the discretion of the
engineer. The road from Stewart to Hyder will be improved,
he knows, also the roads and
trails up the Bear and Salmon
valleys, and the Marmot river
road will be completed to the
forks.
As to Alice Arm, Mr Kergin
said that prospects have not been
as bright in years for that section as they are at present.
Twenty-three members of the
Moose Lodge went to Premier
gainst the Porter Idaho Mining j Wednesday and initiated 32 new
mpany Ltd. in connection with j members into the order. They
tne sale of the said company's i had a rough trip on account of
*tock. Messrs Whiteside & Ken- j the bad condition of the roads,
'"'dy, Solicitors, are acting for and did not get heme until li
-to plaintiff. o'clock yesterday morning.
pussy willows blooming.
Mue grouse are hooting.
terday.
D.W.McLeman. the hardware
merchant, returned yesterday
from a business visit in Vancouver. He has been away since
the middle of January.
H. Horstman returned Monday
night after an absence of several
weeks in Vancouver and Victoria
on business connected with his
Glacier creek mining interests.
Mrs Vince Lade left Monday
night for Truro. N. S., having
been called to the bedside of her
mother, who is dangerously ill.
Mr Lade accompanied her as far
as Rupert, returning yesterday.
W.R.Harper put his oldtime
goldpan experience into practice
Monday at the News office and
panned out a couple of samples
from the Big Mike. The results
gave satisfactory returns in gold.
Mrs Wm. Irwin, who has been
visiting friends in Everett, Seattle and Victoria for the past
three months, returned to Stewart Thursday. Mr and Mrs Ir-
win'are occupying the Tooth cottage, Fifth street west.
D.A.Titus of Burns Lake, who
has been mining for several years
in that vicinity, Smithers and
the Babine section, is a recent
arrival. He is a cousin of A. N.
McDonald and has gone up to
see him at the Independence.
Snow going fast.
BILLY LEADING
DOGJONTEST
Although the figures given below, which designate the number of votes polled up to 5 p. m.
yesterday, make it look as if the
popularity contest had settled
down to a four-dog race, rumor
hath it that anything is liable to
happen. Competition is keen
and owners of entrants and their
friends are doing gome stren*
uous rustling.
The polls close at 6 p. m.  next
the L&L, broke trail   for   two|Tuesday' and a11 votes and mon-
ey must be in the hands  of  the
registrar, H.G.Marvin,  by   that
time.
Bitter Creek, mushed into Stewart this morning without having
to use snowshos.
Mrs Anderson, of the Anderson Cafe, left for Seattle yesterday and will proceed from there
to England for a visit.
It is reported that H. Zeffertt
has arrived in Aberdeen, Scotland, and has entered King's
College to complete his education. He expects to add the degree "M A C" to his name.
Wm. Irwin, superintendent of i
days to get from the mine to
to\vn. The second day he tied a
big rock to the rear end   of each
The standing last night:-
snowshoe to prevent his   sliding Billy     1820
under the snow ahead of him on , Bingo  1730
the downhill slope.    The   heavy jSparkey     1630
snowfall    over   the   week   end
piled up at the camp to  a depth
of nearly eight feet.
Will Dance the Old Dances
Under the auspices of the Hospital Board a dance will be given
on the night of March 17 in the
Opera House, at which the real
dances, such as were in vogue
before the days of degenerate
jazz, will be featured. Ladies
desiring to donate cakes are re-
Stag     1225
Pronto  900
Toby No. 2   665
Marcus  , 620
Toby No. 1   85
BOARD OF TRADE
HOLD MEETING
The first meeting of the Board
of Trade since the election of officers two weeks ago was held on
Tuesday evening. The committee on incorporation reported
progress in compiling the data
slow, owing to delay in getting
replies to enquiries.
The question was discussed as
to whether or not the matter of
financing hospitals throughout
the province could not be facilitated in some way, P. S. Jack,
who brought the matter up,
pointed out that it was not his
wish to in any way appear to interfere with, or step into the
sphere of the Hospital Board,
but that he considered there
might be a possibility of the
Board proposing some scheme
for assisting not only the lecal
h 'spital but those in other open
districts throughout the province,
pointing out that though it actually costs the hospital $5 per day
for each patient, the Workmen's
Compensation Board pays only
$3.50; thus the people of each locality have to make up the difference.
H.F.Kergin, M. L. A., arrived
and was welcomed by the new
preoident of the board, W. C.
Cameron. Asked as to what the
Public Works and Department
of Mines have in view for this
year, he outlined the program as
reported elsewhere in this issue.
As to hospital financing, Mr
Kergin stated that this is one of
the most diffioult problems the
government has to face, but that
if the board had anything to offer he would gladly take it up.
The president appointed P. S.
Jack, John Scott and H. W. M.
Rolston a committee to look into
the matter.
Conviction Quashed
On Monday. Feb. 8th an order
was made by the Hon. Mr Justice Morrison in Supreme Court,
Vancouver, quashing the conviction made against Josephine
Ault, formerly of this town, before Magistrate Scarlett on the
23d day of June, 1925. The order quashing the conviction was
made on the grounds that the
conviction was wrong for lack of
jurisdiction in the local court.
Messrs Whiteside & Kennedy
represented Josephine Ault in
the proceedings.
Riverside Concentrates
Last Sunday 25 tons of concentrates from the Riverside
mine were shipped from Hyder.
This brings the total shipments
trom this property since the present lessees,  Messrs  Littlepage
and StClair. took charge of the
quested to leave their names at'mine and mill last fall, up to 107
Gibson's by the 14th. |t��n��-
Dickson in China
James K. Dickson, mining and
mechanical  engineer   who  was
associated with Gus Seiffert  in
development and   equipment  of
the Emperor, writes from Shanghai,  China,  that  he  has  been
transferred from Mexico to the
Orient by the company whom he
joined when he left Stewart last
year.    Mr Dickson wishes  to be
remembered to his many friends
here, and says to tell   Dan  Livingstone that he   met   many   of
Dan's friends in Shanghai. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,    B. C,   FRIDAY,   MARCH     5, 1926
The Portland Canal News
H.   W.   M.   ROLSTON
Editor and Publisher
W. R. HULL
News Editor
MEMBER    Or    CANADIAN    WEEKLY    NEWSPAPEK   ASSOCIATION
FITE   DOLLARS   PHR   YEAR
Advertising  Rates:
Display Advertising. 50 cents per inch per issue.   Reading
Notices. 20 cents per line.
9t*��cial  Position  Display or  Reading,  25 per cent above
���trtfinPry rates.
<Sei tificate of Improvement, $15 (if more than one claim,
E2.60 for each additional claim mentioned)
Land Notices, $10.   Coal Notices, $7.   Water Notices, 110.
No Advertising Aecepted for First Page
STEWART-A REAL FUTURE
STEWART has a real future. This
statement, we believe, is generally conceded, not only by the mining interests of
this North American continent, but also
by like interests in London and South
Africa.
A future! What future? A mining
future. A prospective producer of millions
of dollars' worth of gold, silver, lead, zinc
and copper, blasted and torn from the very
bewels of the surrounding hills, which
form a part of this great western bastion
of Canada, the Coast Range.
Wealth? The wealth of the mine,
giving employment, creating business,
and making for prosperity generally.
Metals? Metals that form the very
basis of the material side of our present
day civilization. Gold and silver dug from
our hills will find their way through channels of commerce over the face of the
earth. Lead, zinc, copper, so necessary
in the manufacture of many essentials,
will find their way into the very homes of
thousands throughout the world. Where
will it not go, who knows?
Yes, Stewart has a future. A great
part to play in its service to the world.
But is that all? We venture to say that
it is not, for in addition to adding her
measure to employment, wealth and prosperity, she also has a future in adding to
the pleasure of the world.
Stewart is endowed with many of
those essentials for which tired and work-
weary thousands on their holidays are ever
looking. Scenery, air and experiences
that are absolutely unique.
It is safe to say that no other part of
the Northern Hemisphere is as accessible
as Stewart to the tourist.   Coming from
the south on the most comfortable of
steamers, a wonderful sea voyage can be
combined in summer with mountaineering
amid magnificent scenery, and traveling
either afoot or on horseback over miles of
most accessible glaciers, which in a short
time will be available to the automobile.
In addition, winter sports can be developed second to none.
As a Mecca for the tourist, Stewart
has a future that is hard to equal.
Does Stewart's future end with this
bright prospect? It most certainly does
not. For in addtion to the wealth of the
mine, of scenery and recreation for the
tourist, Stewart can, if her people will, be
a port for at least a large portion of the
northern interior, and as a result the
headquarters]for a considerable fur trade.
The first essential to obtaining this is the
linking up of Telegraph Creek by trail
with Stewart, a very small undertaking
in view of the immense benefits accruing
not only to that district and this, but the
Province as a whole.
These great opportunities and benefits
have been given to us. Stewart has indeed a future, the making of which is
safely in the hands of her people, for the
spirit which put Stewart on the map as a
mining centre, can be relied upon to put
her on the map as a Mecca for the tourist,
outfitting point for the big game hunter, a port
for the northern interior, and headquarters for a
considerable fur trade.
Dr. H. A. WhUlans, Physician
and Surgeon. Office, corner 6th
and Victoria Sts. Hours. 12
o'clock, noon, to 3 p. m., and by
appointment.
[
DALBY B. MORKILL
MINING SURVEYOR
B. C. Land Surveyor
STEWART. B. C.
F. E. GIGOT
FIRE
LIFE
SICKNESS
ACCIDENT
INSURANCE
Stewart, B. C.
MINE'S WEALTH IS CLEAN
F. C. GREEN
(Green Bros., Burden & Co.)
CIVIL  ENGINEERS
B. C. LAND SURVEYORS
Stewart,  B. C.
PORTLAND CANAL L0D6E
L. 0. 0. M. 1218
Meets 2nd Thursday at Hyder, 4th
Thursday at Stewart
TUGBOATS
Rupert Marine Products, Ltd.
Geo. G. Bushby, man. dir.
Prince Rupert,    B.C.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
A Real GOOD Hotel
H. B. ROCHESTER, Manager
European Plan $1.50 per day uj.
(Rev. Robert Mclntyre in Denver Mining Record)
I admire a miner's wealth. It is clean. There
is neither blood nor tears in it. It is acquired
away from the scheming and cut-throat competition that characterizes ordinary ventures, where
the success of one man often means the disaster
and downfall of some other man, or perhaps a
number of men. Nobody has been pinched; nobody has been wronged.
The miner who digs a fortune out of the
ground has the satisfaction of knowing that he
hasn't robbed a soul.
The man who makes a fortune on the board
of trade or the stock exchange, or in building up
a gigantic business house, adds nothing to the
world's store of available wealth. The world, in
other words, is no richer because he is richer. He
is richer, rather, because some one is poorer. The
miner on the other hand, whether he digs out $10
or $100,000, adds that much to the world's wealth
and with the added wealth he contributes just
that much to the possible amount of the world's
comforts and pleasures.'"
SYNOPSIS OF
LAND AfTTAMENDHENTS
WbRK,SAVE and SUCCEED
THE surest way to get ahead in money matters is along the      *��l
old, well tried 'pathway of thrift. "Sew?
The Bank of Montreal is here
to help you by providing you
with a safe place for your savings and by paying you compound interest on them.
BANK OF ^fa��� 	
iVlVjlN   1 1 VEAL JN      Total Assets in excess of
Established l8i7       ^*f# *750,000.000
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unruserved, iurveyed
Crown lands may be pre-empted b)
British subjects over 18 year* of age.
and by aliens on declaring Intention
lo become British subjects, cundl
tional upon resident**, occupation,
md Improvement for agricultural
purposes.
Full Information concerning regulations regarding pre-emptlona ii
given ln Bulletin No. 1, Land Series.
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
wticii can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department at
UrnJi, Victoria, B.C, or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which is not. tlmber-
lai.d, i.e., carrying over 6.000 board
feet per acre weat of th* Coast Range
and 8,000 feet per acre east of thai
Range.
Applications for pre-emptloni, are
to be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recording Division, ln which the land applied for
Is situated, and are mada on printed
forms, coplea of which can be obtained from  the Land Commissioner.
Pre-emptions must be occupied for
five years and Improvements made
to value of glO per aero, including
clearing and cultivating at least flvs
acres, before a Crown Grant can b��
received.
For more detailed Information ae*
tho Bulletin "How to Pre-emul
Land."
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being tlmberland,
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of first-class (arable) land la $1
per acre, and second-class (glazing)
land |2.60 per acre. Further ���information regarding purchase or lease
nf Crown lands Is given ln Bulletin
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown lands."
Mill, factory, or industrial sites on
timber land, not exceeding 40 acraa,
may be purchased or leased, the conditions Including payment of
stumpage.
HOMESITE   LEASES
tTnsurveyed areas, r.ot exceeding 10
acres, may be leased as homeiltes
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected in the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and improvement conditions ate fulfilled
and land haa been surveyed.
LEA8E8
For graalng and Industrial tur-
poses areas not exceeding (40 aorea
may be leaaed by one person or a
oompany.
GRAZING
Under tha Grazing Act  the Prer.
Ince Is divided into graslng district*
and tha rang* administered under a
Graalng Commissioner. Annual
graslng permits are Issued based on
numbers ranged, priority being given
to established owners. Stock-ownsrs
may form associations for range
management free, ar partially free.
permits ara available for settlers,
aaaapmrm   aat*   travellers,   up   to   tea
HARDWARE
Oila, Paints and Varnishes
SPORTING GOOps
MINING SUPPLIES
ALL KINDS OF BUILDING MATERIALS
Restmore Springs & Mattresses, Steamer Trunk-*   u
"""'  Harness
D. W. McLEMAN
Fifth Street
STEWART.
Stewart Bakery
BREAD
ICE CREAM
VEGETABLES
CAKES
CANDY
FRUIT
CAMPBELL & DUKE
BANK OF HYDER
HYDER,   ALASKA
(Incorporated   Under   the   Laws   of   Alaska)
4    PER    CENT   Paid   on   Savings   Iiapk   Accounts
Canadian Funds Accepted on Deposit.
Money Telegraphed to all Parts of United States
J. A. Hall, Pres.     E. E. Hai.!., Viee-Pres.    E  I). Haddon,Cashier.
A Welcome Awaits You At Tut:
DOMINION  HOTEL
Victoria, B. C.
STEWART HEADQUARTERS.
200 ROOMS 100 BATHS
Everything a GOOD HOTEL should be
Rates $1.50 and up.       ���       Free   Bus.
Stephen Jones, Proprietor.
STEWART LAND COMPANY. LIMITED
Founders and Original Owners
of STEWART  TOWNSITE . .
Head Okfick
101 Pemberton Block,     ���   VICTORIA, B. C.
Real Estate   Insurance   Mines   Financial Agents
ROBERT   M.    STEWART,        - -       President
Lots for sale in all parts of town STEWART LAND CO., LTD.
Listfngs of properties for sale wanted    Fifth St, Stewart, RC
BRITISH C0LUNBIA
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. $70.5-18-578:
Capper, $187,489,378; Zinc. $32,171,497; Coal aiui Coke $260,-
880,048; Building Stone, Brick. Cement. $12,225,81*1; Misci aneouj
minerals, $1,431,349; making its mineral Production to the end ol
1924 show
AN AGGREGATE VALUE OF $859,427,386
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 .���,.,.,_.,,.,.,,,., j ,t ,,,!  iivc vcarn   ivti-ivio,    tit~.'���.-,���"������������   ���
1916-1920, 8189,922,725; for the yea. 1961, 128,067,641; for tbe war
158,84,3; for the year 1923, $41,304,326 ami for 1924, $48,704,604.
PRODUCTION DURING LAST TEN YEARS, $372.604.��41
Lode mining has gnly heen in progress for aiyj]'--'
only about one-half of the Pro��ineeTa< been prospected; 200,01 (I
of unexplored mineral-bearing land are open for prospecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal
lower than of any other province in the Dominion, or any Coloi
Empire.    Mineral locations are granted tha discoverers for noi
Absolute Titles are obtained by developing such
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
Full information, together with  M,ning Report! fti
be obtained gratis by addressing
THK HON. THE MNVHiTKR OF MINES. Victoria.   Bril -
N. B.rPractically all Hritish Columbia Mineral   Properties
velopment has been done are described in some one of the  anni
the Minister of Mines.    Those considering mining inv.'-in
such reports.    They are available without charge on sppl ,  ,
ment of Mines, Victoria, H. ('.   Reports of the Geological Surve*
Pacific Building, Vaoeonver, ���M-reeoaunentied us valueble
mation.
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���h il*- PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,  MARCH    5, 1926
STEWART NEWS CO.
Agent for
Spalding's Sporting Goods
and
Imperial Tobacco Company
ALL THE LATEST PAPERS AND MAGAZINES
Ice Cream and Candy Notions
CIGARS CIGARETTS TOBACCOS
HON. W. SLOAN
IS OPTIMISTIC
tuted about a year ago.
Mr Lett  will   leave   for  the
south tonight and plans to go as
far as Los Angeles in his mission
of spreading information   of re-
[ have been referred to as an I sources in the   territory  of  the
ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME
ARE TO BE   HAD AT THE
Hotel Stewart
James McAleenan,   Proprietor.
Crawford Transfer Co.
optimist in respect of the mining
industry. I admit it, and declare
that such optimism is fully justified," says Hon. Wm. Sloan,
Minister of Mines of British Columbia.
"The mining industry," he
continued, "has never before
been so prominently in the public eye. The mineral production
for 1925, $61,491,600, an increase
of over 26 per cent, set a new
record that should make business
Canadian National among capitalists and operators. His headquarters are ir, Edmonton where
he was formerly general agent
of the Colonization and Development department of the C.N.R.
His territory in the new work
takes in the three western provinces and British Columbia.
Having unbounded confidence
in the future of mining in the
northern reaches of B.C., Mr
Lett at present is most  interest-
men and citizens generally begin ' ed in the possibilities of securing
to realize what this great and ja customs smelter that would ad-
growing industry means   to   the irately serve the smaller prop-
FREIGHT CONTRACTORS
AGENTS  FOR
COAL^-^-r^^-^^POWDER
CAPS      (3D      FUSE
DOMINION TIRES
AGENTS FOR   UNION  STEAMSHIP COMPANY
STAGES FOR PREMIER
Leave Stewart 9:30 a. m.    Hyder 10 a. m.    Premier 4 p. m.
Stewart B. C. Hyder Alaska
province. A better idea might
be gained from the fact that it
meant production at the rate of
$118 per capita for every man,
woman and child in British Columbia. He doubted if any other
country in the world could make
such a showing.
"Mining in   this   province  is
getting into its stride.    It will go
erties in the Portland Canal and
other districts. He believes that
the right people will eventually
become interested, but hopes
that the process may be hastened
by broadcasting news of the opportunity.
"Mining is, and will remain
one of the great sources of wealth
of B.C. but agriculture must and
ahead until it reaches a   position j will form   the   real   backbone
STEWART BOARD OP TRADE
STEWART,   B. C.
General   information   of thc
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 & *-EUCATES9EN
Private Dining Room For Parties
Best Cook this far North
MEAL TICKETS $5.50 for $5.00
In buying insurance
You buy protection
Therefore the best is none too good
SEE
ROLSTON
And get the best.
(F
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In the Center of Everything
HOTEL   ST. REGIS
Vancouver
Corner Seymour and Dunsmuir Streets.
of industrial importance beyond
any conception of the most optimistic among us," the ministei
declared, prefacing a comprehensive review of activity in the
various mining fields. Copper
is coming back fast, he showed,
with mounting world demand
and increased prices reflected in
local confidence and activity. He
predicted a long and healthy future for the Portland Canal district, where lode mining has
been established on a good footing.
In lead and zinc, British Columbia is competing successfully
in every market in the world,
Mr Sloan said.
Gold mining, placer and lode,
has been attracting more attention and prospectors and operators alike are realizing the possibilities of the Cariboo, the Omineca and the Peace River. Hydraulic and dredging plants are
making it possible to obtain
quicker and better recoveries.
| Dredging has started in the Cariboo with good results; hydraul-
icing is being undertaken in the
Dease Lake section under favorable conditions.
Passing briefly over success of
efforts to curb extravagant prospectuses by companies floating
stock issues. Mr Sloan combatted
vigorously criticisms, mostly political, that the taxation policies
of the government were keeping
capital out of the province.
Mr Lett declares. There are six
million acres of first class farming lands in the valleys along the
lines of the Canadian National,
between Alberta and the coast,
including the valleys to the
north and south, he says, the
main areas being in the valleys
of the Fraser, Nechaco, Bulkley
and Skeena. With ideal climate
and plenty of moisture these districts grow diversified crops with
very heavy yield. Fruit from
the Terrace district, Mr Lett declares, is eagerly bought in Edmonton.���Vancouver Star.
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FOR A
���-�����	
GOOD
SMOKE
See Pete at the
Exchange Cigar Store
1 KiARS,   ClCARFTTS,   TOBACCOS
",l BNOTF        REST BRA NHS
HYDER
RADIO
SERVICE
Op_-n 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (including Sunday.) Messages
delivered in Stewart, B, C.
R. C. W. LETT
GOOD BOOSTER
The notable   development  in
j the mining industry   of   British
' Columbia is no flash in the pan. It
i will grow steadily to a total hardly dreamed of by the most  optimistic, in the opinion of  R.C. W,
Lett, superintendent of the Natural Resources   Branch,   Canadian National  Railways,   who  is
making his first visit to the coast
since the new branch was   insti-
WILL DEVELOP
VENUS GROUP
Financial arrangements have
been completed for a program of
development work on the Venus
property near Barrett lake, ao--
cording to Joe Bussinger. one of
the owners of the group, says
the Interior News. Mr Bussinger states that the work will be
under way by the first week in
March.
The Venus group of claims is
owned jointly by A. S. Millar of
Smithers, M. E. Leblanc of Ketchikan. Alaska, and Mr Bussinger. Following a year of surface
prospecting, Mr Bussinger undertook the sinking of a shaft on
the property last year from which
it was hoped that shipments
would be made. This shaft was
sunk on a vein dipping into the
hill at an angle of 65 degrees,
but work was suspended after 40
feet of depth had been gained.
Through a re-distribution of
interest Mr Leblanc has undertaken to finance operations for
sinking the shaft an additional
60 feet and to carry out another
40 feet of work by way of drifts
or crosscuts to be determined
when progress has reached the
100-foot level.
The
Hartt   Shoes
For Men
We Cannot TALK Quality Into a Shoe.
IT MUST BE PUT THERE.
This you will find in the HARTT Shoes.
Large and complete stock always on hand.
Sole Agents 20th Century Clothing
i;i;.\ m ,\ n   li     *7rrrrnTT    stewart,
BLOCK
H.ZEFFERTT
B. c.
IJ        '     1    !
BUY the BEST in MEATS
We Sell Government Inspected Products
USE
SHAMROCK BRAND
HAMS BACON LARD BUTTER EGGS POULTRY
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Send this paper out   to  some
friend interested in mining.
TROY   MINES
A Splendid Property
Operated by
NORTHLAND MINING COMPANY Ltd. N. P. L.
Correspondence Solicited
Executive Offices  405 Dominion Building,   Vancouver, B. C.
Stewart Dairy
J. Campbell,    Prop.
Fresh Milk
Table Cream
Butter
Buttermilk
Whipping Cream
Beaman Block
Columbia St. Entrance
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.
Pri.nce Rupert Agent   2nd Ave.   Phone 568
HEAD OFFICES, Union Dock, ft. Carrall St.   Phone Sey. 306.
SERVICE - QUALITY - SATISFACTION
Job Printing
We handle all classes of printed stationery and guarantee our customers
satisfaction
Bill Heads
Letter Heads
Envelopes
Anything You Want in the
Printing Line.
PORTLAND CANAL NEWS
Fifth Street, Stewart. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART,   B. C,   FRIDAY,   MARCH    5, 1926
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
Sunday Mar.   7th, 1926
11:3[) a.m., Morning Prayer
^MUSICAL SERVICE
8 p.m.
To be held in Service Club
Soloists
Mrs Andrew
Miss Watson
Mr Bowler
Short Talk Entitled:
"AN INDIAN LEGEND"
Everybody Welcome
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
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
BIG STRIKE IN
DUTHIE MINE
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
SOME EXAMPLES
Of Local Mining Stocks
DUNWELL Advanced from 50 cents to $6.00
In Six Months
GLACIER CREEK From 3 cents to 50 cents
In Four Months
PORTER IDAHO From 5 cents to 25 cents
In Six Months
L&L GLACIER CREEK From 8 cents to 30 cents
In One Year
SILVER CREST From 3 cents to 15 cents
In One Year
B. C. SILVER From 40 cents to $1.75
In Six Months
INDEPENDENCE From 7 cents to 30 cents
In Six Months
Now consider MARMOT METALS at present buying
prices.    It has the Management, the Organization,
and the Property.
For information on Buying or Selling Portland Canal Stocks
Wire Write See
H. W. M. ROLSTON & CO.
Portland Canal Stock Specialists
A body of ore equalling  in extent and richness the best   that
has yet been opened was encountered in work carried on at  the
Duthie mine   last  week  to  increase the prospects  for  larger
shipments and additions  to  the
working   force  during  coming
months.   Two months ago there
was    considerable     depression
around the mine through encountering a bad fault, and work has
been conducted for several weeks
in an effort to again pick up the
lead.   Strong and  general   was
the enthusiasm in town as   well
as at the mine when the extended tunnels again picked   up   the
ore in even greater strength than
preceding the fracture.
Under the adverse hauling conditions ore has been coming down
steadily from the mine and the
34th carload is being shipped this
week from Smithers. The roads
just now are in fair shape and
good progress is being made, but
the past few months have presented much of grief and difficulty to the management, a condition that will he even more acute
when the spring break-up sets in.
While unusual weather conditions of the present winter have
brought about a breakdown in
transportation of ore to the railway, living conditions are ideal
at the mine. Eight above zero
is the lowest recorded temperature; the road up the mountain
is practically bare, and there is
very little snow around the camp
���Interior News.
HYDER RESIDENTS
NOW IN CALIFORNIA
A Place To Spend
Your Spare Time
WELCOME
POOL HALL
Good Tables   ���   Cigars
Cigarettes and Tobaccos
Norman Fleming
& Bert Heath
Cor. 5th & Columbia, Stewart
CRESCENT
FURNISHED ROOMS
HYDER, B. C.
Rates $1 - H. H. HICKS. Prop.
GET OUR BID
on
Moving That Freight
E. ARMSTRONG
GENERAL FREIGHTER
TEAMS    RAOK HORSES
P.O.Box 133,   STEWART. B. G.
mineral act.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE.
Lens, Mons, Vimy No. 1, Bar Silver,
Silver Bars, Ida 0 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 B. 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, muat be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificates
of Improvements.
Dated this 15th day of February
A. D. 1926. 39
Local Stocks
(Quotations by H.W.M.Rolston & Co)
The market steadied down
during the week and some ofthe
more active stocks slackened off
under considerable profit taking.
Porter Idaho slackened off with
very little bidding. It appears
as if most stock buyers are looking for lower levels in this stock
before buying.
The report that the work being done on the L & L is proving
far more favorable than at first
expected, is radidly advancing
the price of this stock.
Independence is in steady demand and at the present low
market price is assured of a rapid
enhancement.
As the time approaches for resumption of work on the Marmot
Metals the stock market is acting accordingly. This property
being one of the first in the district to ship ore. higher prices
are expected in the near future.
Dunwell and Glacier Creek
steadied down a little, but are
always in goed demand on a few
points drop.
As we have predicted, Premier
made a very rapid rise. There
is very little of this stock offering, and with the present demand a new high level is expected.
National Silver, Lakeview,
Victoria Mines, Rufus, Bayview,
remained inactive, though it is
believed that strenuous efforts
are being made to finance summer operations on these properties.
The market closed as
Bid
In a special to the Alaska
Weekly from Weed, California,
a budget of news is given concerning former residents of Anchorage and Hyder, Alaska, who
are now in the California town,
which is having a little boom
just now because of railroad
construction. Doings of former
Hyderites are as follows:
Bob Keith has the Coffee
Shoppe and is doing fine.
Harry Lancaster and Chas.
Johnson are on bridge construction for the S. P. Company.
Mickey Graham is driving a
tractor. He was formerly a
packer for the Crawford Transfer Co. and the Premier.
Jack Sutherland is foreman at
Camp 14 on the Weed cut-off.
Chas. Martin has a contract
and Gus Headlin is with him.
Headquarters for Alaskans is
at Miller's Cigar Store. Mrs
.Miller formerly conducted the
Victoria Apartments at 634
Kingsway, Hyder, B. C.
Mrs Bertha McKeage is building a hotel at Klamath Falls,
getting ready for the new S. P.
railroad work this spring.
B. C. Silver $ 1.75
Dunwell 2.05
Glacier Creek .13
Independence .10
Indian .04A
National Silver .12J
Lakeview new issue .���
Premier 2.50
Terminus .���
Silver Crest .13i
L&L Glacier Creek  .18
Victoria Mines .���
Marmot Metals .08i
Porter Idaho. Co. .���
Rufus .���
Ore Mountain .���
Bay View .���
follows:
Asked
$ 1.90
2 25
.16
.12
.05 h
.15
.10
2.75
.25
.16
.21
.81
.12
.11
.18
.25
.10
Northern Life Assurance
Company wants representative,
Whole or part time, policies issued, to age 45 without Medical
examination up to $2500. Most
attractive plans of Investment
and Insurance combined. Excellent contract offered gentleman
of character and ability. Give
full particulars first instance to
Manager, 412 Seymour St.. Vancouver, B. C. 2t
For Sale���30-Foot Cabin Boat
6 h.p.   Palmer   Engine,   9-Foot
Beam.   Boat and Engine in perfect Condition.   Price $500.
Theo, Asimus,
Box 323, Anyox, B. C.
"GOVERNMENT LIQUOR ACT"
NOTICE OF  APPLICATION
FOR BEER LICENCE
Notice is hereby j<iven that on the
27th day of March next the undersigned intends to apply to the Liquor Control Board for a licence in respect of
the premises being part of the building known as "Keith Hotel" situate
at Hyder, B C, upon the lands described as Lots 34 and 35, Block 5, in
Sub-division of Lot 4044,Cassiar District, Map 1251, Prince Rupert Land
Registration district, in the Province
of British Columbia, for the sale of
beer by the glass or by the open bot.tln
for consumption on the premises.
Dated this 26th day of February,
1926.
William Reynolds Reid
Applicant.
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. : Saanich Blackberries
Take Notice that Dalby  B.   Morkill, ,CH
Med
GROCERY
SPECIALS
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. I Best Sin��"HI)f >r<> I'i. ,   i
84439; Angus L. McDonald,  Free  Min-1 *-'��-IS����.MJrt I meapp)
er'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 Lrown
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  15th   day   of  February, i
A. D. 1926. 41
mm tin*; 22-
I1
Medium tins 25c
Lynn Valley Pears
M
f'H'im tins 25c
Lombard Plums
Medium tins 20c
Classic Cleanser
Large cans 10c
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate of Improvements.
NOTICE
Silverado No. 3. Silverado No. 4, Sil- ���
verado   No.   4  Fractional,    Silverado  On a Lor Rt-ond
Fractional,   Silver  Bow No. 1,   Silver  *����������� OrBM
Bow   No.   2,   Silver  Bow No. 4 Fractional, 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 Uistrirt.
Where located:���East side of Head
of Portland Canal.
Take 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 notice 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
Orange Marmalade
4 Ib. tins 25c
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GROCERIES
AND
PROVISIONS
J. W. WILSON
5th & Columbia Sts.
Stewart, B. C
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. J. WAKEFIELD
Light and Heavy Transfer
Wood for Sale
We Buy Bottles
SHOEMAKER
A. Hendrickson
4th and Columbia
Booth and Shoes Repaired
Or Made to Order
Parties owning shoes
left with the late
A. Anderson,
9   *
Please call for them
Prevent
CAimney
Fires
WELSH
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COAL
Makes NO SOOT and
Drives out sil soot left l��y
Soft Coal.
100 Pounds of Coal
makes only
1 Pound of Asl
$23 per ton
Delivered
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Agent
5th Street, Stewarl
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