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 provincial Library,
Victoria,
B. C.
THE NEWS WILL KEEP
70U POSTED ON THE
DRVELOPMENT OF THE
MIMES-WOO THE YEAR.
Portland Canal News
Daoitel to thi Interests of ths Minini Districts ol  Nirth'joestern British Columbia
SEND THIS COPT TO
YOUR FRIEND WHO
WANTS INFORMATION
ABOUT   THIS   DISTRICT.
VOL.   8.   NO. 21
STEWART,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY,  OCTOBER 15,   1926
$5 THE   YEAR-lOc. the Copy
INCORPORATION
IS CONSIDERED
j^rge Gathering of Stewart
Residents Hear Board of
Trade Report and Ask
Many Questions
telligent    consideration   of   the ,4
8ubjeet before us, and trust that 5
Approximately 450.
^^^^^ The area comprises a  quarter
you will favor us   with  answers,section,
to the following questions,   and ,6  The*Government collects  and
The mass meeting called by
the Board of Trade to discuss In-
c trporation at the Moose Hall
last Tuesday evening was well
attended, the hall being practically filled. W.C.Cameron, president of the Board, was electee
chairman, and G.C.Andrew, sec
retary of the Board, acted
secretary of the meeting.
Mr Cameron explained that
the business of the evening was
to discuss the question of incor-
l orating the town of Stewart
under the Village Municipalities
Act; that tha Board of Trade had
appointed a committee to investigate the matter, the results of
which would be given the meeting. He then called upon the
committee, composed of G. W,
Smith, W. R. Tooth and H.W.M.
Rolston, for their report
The committee stated that the
meeting had not been  called  to
decide whether the town  should
be incorporated or not, but simply to hear the results of the  investigation, spread over a period
ef nearly a year.    The committee expressed a wish for  questions, to ensure that any points
they had overlooked   would   be
brought out   Extracts from the
Village Municipalities Act  were
read, regarding  proceedure  for
applying for  incorporation, a d
qualifications of voters etc., after
which the committee introduce!
a motion to the effect that no decisive action should be taken at
this meeting, but that a further
meeting be held Oct. 26 in  the
same hall for the purpose of going further into the question. In
support of this motion it was explained that its  object  was  to
give ample time for  discussion
of the subject   The motion carried.
It wrs then explained that
there are five towns in B. C. incorporated under this Act, to all
of which the committee sent the
following circular letter:
Questions Sent Other Towns
Stewart B.C., Dec. 23d, '26.
Dear Sir:
The Stewart Foard of
Trade are investigating the subject of Incorporation under the
Village Act, and for this purpose
have appointed a committee of
which the writer is chairman and
acting in this case as secretary.
1 therefore address you (Municipal Clerk) and the Commission-
on, of your town, in the hope
that we will be able to get the
���������formation necessary to our in-
any further information that you
may think of intereat to us, at
as early a date as possible.
1 Has incorporation in the case
of your town been satisfactory?
2 Has it improved conditions in
your town, and to what extent?
3 Has it increased taxation; if
so to what extent?
14 What is the population of
I your town?
5 What, approximately, is the
area of your town?
6 What taxes, if any.  does the
retains the school tax.   I	
7 The propertv tax, the trades
license tax, dog license tax and
the poll tax are collected by this
Corporation, the proceeds of the
poll tax being given to either the
hospital or school.
8 The revenue can be sized up
from the enclosed report
9 The cost of administrrtion is
as follows: Clerk, $40 a month;
Commissioner's indemnity $100
per year each. Pound-keeper on
commission. (In the first year
the Commissioners worked with
Government retain?
7 What taxes, if  any,   are  rt-
asitained by your town?
8 What is the revenue of   your
tewn, and how is it made up?
9 What is the cost of  administration?
10 How is the policing of your
town provided for?
11 If you have a hospital, how is
it financed?
12 How is the maintenance of
your school provided for?
13 What, if any, borrowing powers are allowed you?
14 Does the Government maintain the main road through your
town?
15 How and by whom is your
assessment roll compiled?
We regret very much bothering you with such exhaustive
questions, but you will understand that we wish full information as to how incorporation under this Act has worked out in
other towns, before we jump
intu it ourselves.
Answers to the above will  be
fof the greatest  possible  assistance to us in arriving at a decision, and therefore greatly appre-
cated.
Reply From Abbotsford
To this the following letter
from Abbotsford. with a population similar to that of Stewart,
is a typical reply:
Abbotsford. B.C., Feb. 6th '26.
Dear Sir:
I delayed answering
your letter of Dec. 23d until our
financial statement had been issued, as a comparison of the
statements for 1924 and 1925 will
give you more information than j
I could in a letter.
I append answers to your list
of questions:���
1 The opinion of the rate payers
is unanimous that incorporation
has been a success.
2 It has improved conditions by
allowing the greater portion  of
the revenue to  be  earned  and
spent in the village, by enabling
the village to be  supplied  with
street electric arc lighting, greater expenditure  on  street   and
sidewalk construction and main
tenance, and   the  ability  -""
two years of operation,
gage in a water supply
taking.
3 It has not increased taxation
our rate being 13 mills  on
dollar.
after
to en-
under-
the
out indemnity and the Clerk
worked for $25 a month.) Office
equipment and upkeep is light.
(See report)      ($289.10-Ed.)
10 The policing is carried our, by
the Prov. Govt.
11 The hospital receives donations from three municipalities,
and Govt, assistance from liquor
profits etc, and a certain amount
from private donations. It is
governed by a special board and
does not come under tne control
of this Corporation.
12 The school is maintained by
the Ptov. Govt.
13 For borrowing powers see the
Village Municipalities Act
14 The main roads  are  primary
ones, and the Govt, assumes 601
per cent of the cost of  maintenance.
15 Assessment roll is compiled
by the Assesor, who is also the
Clerk and collector.
Yours truly,
Geo. E. Hayes, Clerk.
Financial statements oj the
various villages were read, all of
which showed good credit balances, after having carried out numerous local improvements. The
fallowing report of the committee to the Board of Trade was
then read:
Committee Report
Your Incorporation Committee beg to report that after considerable investigation we find
the following:
1 That a minimum revenue of
$4000 per year can be reasonably
expected.
2 That the Government, can be
expected to pay 60 per cent of
the upkeep of 5th St. and Bright-
well St.    (Roadway only.)
3 lhe cost of overhead would be:
Clerk   9 900 per year.
Commissioners .     300 "
Office rent etc. .     400 "    "
Total .... $1600 "    "
4 That $500 per year could be
allocated to the Fire Department
and $50 to street lights.
5 That this will leave a minimum of some $1900 per year for
other purposes.
6 Most of the sidewalks having
been recently renewed, little ex-
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Local News Notes
O.B.Bush is back again.
F.E.Gigot has not sold his life
insurance business.
Harry and Mrs Zeffertt returned Sunday from Vancouver.
Ernest Blue, Hyder attorney,
returned Saturday from a trip
outside.
Mr and Mrs John Stewart and
little Mary, returned from Victoria Sunday.
W.D.Brown, ofthe Dalhousie,
accompanied by by Engineer
Bothwell of the Britannia|Mines,
arrived Saturday.
Miss Mabel and Stavely Mellor left for Vancouver Saturday,
Mabel will go to busiuess college
and Stavely will take a course
in electrical engineering.
Messrs Craine & Kerr have
sold their restaurant business in
the Stewart Cafe and have moved to the Silver Grill. Joinville,
Coty & Combe purchasers of the
Stewart Cafe, are dealing meals.
Mr and Mrs W .J. Crawford,
and daughters Muriel and Helen,
left for Vancouver on the Cardena. Muriel will enter the B.C.
University, and Helen will attend
Columbia College at New Westminister.
The election pool is split two
ways. The total vote was 8020,
not counting 22 spoiled ballots,
which would make no difference
to the winners. J.Bozana of the
Dunwell, and M. Rosikovitch of
B.C.Silver who guessed 8000.
get $9.25 each for their 25 cent
investment.
ALICE ARM HAS
IMPORTANT DEAL
DEAL MADE ON
INDEPENDENCE
JACK FERGUSON
CROSSES DIVIDE
J. F. Tener, who will be   well
remembered in Stewart through
his having made a most interesting address here in the spring of
1924 in the interests of the Provincial Party, passed through on
the Cardena  Monday  night on
his way south from Alice  Arm,
where he has just completed an
important amalgamation of mining interests.   Asked for details
as to this deal,   Mr  Tener  produced a copy of the Alice  Arm
Herald, which he  said   covered
the subject very efficiently.   The
Herald report follows:
The biggest mining deal in the
history of Alice Arm was transacted during the week, when
four properties were bonded.
The properties were bonded by
Col. Victor Spencer and associates of Vancouver and development work is starting immediately.
The properties involved are the
Vanguard, Homestake, Red Point
and Copper Cliff.    They  lie  in
what is known among local prospectors as the copper formation,
which  extends  from   the   Red
Point en Evindson Creek to the
Kitsault Glacier.   The chief minerals are copper and gold,  and
the ore on some of the properties
also carries lead, zinc and silver.
The bonding price is  in the
neighborhood of $400,000  with
terms running over three years.
Col. Spencer  is  prepared  to
spend at least $100,000 on development work. Preparations have
been made to commence driving
a tunnel at once on the Vanguard.
Work on this tunnel will be carried on throughout the  winter,
and a tunnel will also be driven
American Interests Offer ta
Take Over Control and
Make This Property a
Great Producer
Jack Ferguson, who came to
Hyder in 1920 and has worked
as foreman on government trail
construction  and  also  for  the
Premier, fell dead as he was go- .
ing on shift at the Nine-mile | *�� winter on the Red Point
angle station at 7 o'clock last Work will be done by hand
Saturday morning. He had been drilling until next spring when
suffering from heart trouble for machinery will be installed and
several years, but on the morn-Velopment prosecuted on all
ing of his death seemed perfectly properties,
normal, aud was "joshing" his Development work will be car-
working partner. Anay Jensen, ���d on with all possible speed
as they went up the the trail  to during the  next three   year,,
when a concentrating mill of the
work.
Jack Ferguson had many
friends in this district and was
well liked. He was a member
ofthe Moose Lodge who took
charge of the funeral arrangements last Tuesday afternoon.
He was born in the State of New
York, where his mother resides.
He was 67 years old.
will  be in
A Hallowe'en Masquerade
Dance will be given by the ladies
ofthe Hospital W. A. at the
Opera House on Tuesday, Nov. 2
Admission $1 including supper.
Stewart revenue for Stewart.
Grant���In loving memory of
our dear Husband and  Daddy.
John A. Grant, who was drowned at Stewart Oct. 12th 1925.
No one knows the silent heartache,
Only those who have lost can tell
Of the grief we bear in silence,
For the one we loved to well.
Sadly  missed  by  his  loving
wife and kiddies.
necessary capacity
stalled.
In addition to the above mentioned properties. Col. Spencer
has an option on the Dolly Varden and Wolf mines, but at the
present time no plans have been
made for their future development
The deal was made by J. F.
Tener, who arrived in Alice Arm
from Vancouver on September
23d. Mr Tener made an examination of the apper Kitsault
country in the summer of 1925.
During the past summer he returned, and in company with Dr
The dispatch published below
was shown Chas. Durrwachter,
mining engineer who with his
son, E.W., has spent the past
week examining the Independence, in company with S. P.
Fitzgerald, managing director of
the company. Mr Durrwachter
Sr. said that the news given out
from Victoria is fundamentally
true, although he was not responsible for its publication.
"We  are  very   well  pleased
with  the  property,"   he said.
"With the judicious expenditure
of money it will make a big mine.
We have the money and will go
through with our end of the deal.
Victoria���Reorganization   and
sale of control of the  Independence Gold Mines, operating  on
the Premier hill  near  Stewart,
was announced  here  from  the
head office.   At the same time  a
meeting of the  shareholders  of
the company was called for Oct.
28 to pass on the deal and this is
to be followed   by  the  formal
meeting on Nov. 12 to give formal ratification to it.
Under the terms of the deal 51
per cent of the ownership of the
mine will pass to an American
mining group, while 49 per cent
will be retained by the present
Fitzgerald company. The entry
of the new control will be covered by a new stock issue. Just
what position the present stock,
which is traded in on the Vancouver and Victoria stock exchanges, will have under the arrangement, has not been made
known here yet
The American company taking
over the Independence will carry
on development work all winter
and put in the mill in the spring,
it was announced.
S. P. Fitzgerald, president of
the Independence, after concluding the legal end of the deal here
left with the two  engineers  of
the new  operating organization
for  Stewart,   where  they   will
complete arrangements  for  the
transfer of  the  mine,   pending
the formal approval of the shareholders. The mine is being taken
over by the American  interests
on the basis ef two ledges of ore
which have been traced out  this
year to a depth of 3600 feet,  as
well as on   the  earlier  tunnel
showings, officials said.
tending over a month.
Negotiations  are  under way
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    for the bonding  of additional
Slocum of Pittsbrg made a still properties  and  some  surprises
more thorough examination, ex- may be sprung in the near future. 9W
PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, B. C.,  FRIDAY,    OCTOBER  15,   1926
The Portland Canal News
H.   W.   M.   ROLBTON
Editor and PubKsher
W.R. HULL
News BdnoT
NgMBER    Or    CANADIAN    WCBCLT    NKWS PAPER    Mas���������
FIVE   DOLLARS   1>BR   YEAR
Advertising;  Rates:
Display Advertising. 60 cants par inch per issue.   Reading
N'etfc-es. 80 cents par Khe.
Social Position Display or Reading.   25 par eent above
artBimJl-y rates.
an tlScats of Improvement, $15 (tf mora than one claim.
KW for each arMTtfonal elahn mentioned)
Land Notices. $10.   Coal Notices. $7.  Water Notices. 115.
Ha Advertising Accepted for Pint Pace
INCORPORATION
At the well attended meeting held in
the Moose Hal) on Tuesday evening last
for the purpose of discussing incorporation of Stewart under the Village Incorporation Act, a great deal of interesting
information was brought out.
Experience of others is always a good
teacher, and in considering the question
Stewart has been afforded an opportunity
of benefitting by the experience of five
other towns in B. C. incorporated under
this same Act during the past three to
four years. All five appear to have prospered, progressed, and improved conditions in their own immediate individual
communities, without increasing taxation,
and to have good credit balances in the
banks.
The Village Municipalities Act was
added to the Statutes of this Province in
1920 and is especially designed far the
gress and increased population.
The town of Stewart is face ta face
with three increasingly serious problems,
the first being fire protection. While we
have, ander the circumstances, very good
protection, still this cannot be indefinitely
maintained, for the reason that this protection is and has been kept up by voluntary labor and donations of cash. The
situation now is that tha approximately
1100 feet of hose which we have, which is
barely enough, and is 16 years old, should
beat once replaced. This alone would
eoat $1500. Then again there are other
items that are and will be needed, such as
ladders etc, and tha question is, where is
this money coming from under our present
voluntary system. Under incorporation
the Fire Department could be greatly improved and gradually built up without inflicting any additional burdens.
Sanitation is another item that will
soon have to be seriously taken hold of,
and is certainly one of those questions
that cannot be dealt with by voluntary
labor and subscription, whereas under incorporation a policy could be laid down,
and gradually worked out in such a way
as to meet the needs of the town in an
efficient manner, taking only a few hundred dollars a year of the monies that we
now pay the Government in taxation.
The Cemetery is another necessity to
the community that could properly be
taken care of without increasing taxation.
At the moment any improvements made
there, such as clearing land, laying out
plots etc, has been done by voluntary labor and
subscription, a policy that, like all the rest,  has
DALBY a MORKILL
MINING SURVEYOR
B. C. Land Surveyor
STEWART. B. C.
F. J. CROSSLAND, B.S.C.. Mi.
(Registered)  Mining Engineer
MINE
EXAMINAMION
EXPLORATION
DEVELOPMENT
83* S taadar*- Bank BMa*.       Taaaaarcr. B. C.
F. C. GREEN*
(Green Bros., Burden A Co.)
CIVIL ENGINEERS
B.C. LAND SURVEYORS
Stewart.  B. C.
PORTUNO CANAL LOS IE
l. a a m. 1218
Meets 2nd Thursday at Hyder, 4th
Thursday at Stewart
Efeibetli W. Maxwell D. C.
CHIROPRACTOR
Fifth Street,     Stewart
Opposite Assay Office.
OFFICE HOURS   11 to 4
HYDER
RADIO
SERVICE
Opan 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (including Sunday.) Messages
delivered in Stewart. B. C.
self government of towns with populations proven raost un3atisfactory; for. as in other eases.
of one thousand and less. It is exceed-'the burden has fallen on a few willing horses.
ingly simple in its construction, and cuts which to them with the criticism they have had
out a lot of the bad features and the red, to contend with, has been very irksome.
tape found necessary for the larger communities, while retaining all the good features of the Municipal and City Incorpor-
tion Acts. For instance, no Village incorporated under this Act can borrow a
sum of money in any one year in excess
of the revenue for that year. This prevents running into debt.
The town so incorporated is governed
by a board of three commissioners, very
similar to a School Board. An interesting and very good feature of the Act is
the fact that tbe powers granted in letters
patent, to a town incorporated under its
provisions, vary in accordance with local
conditions. These in turn can be amended to meet any condition that may later
arise, such as would be expected with pro-
Taken all in all, it would appear that Stewart has much to gain by incorporation. Certain
things will have to be done within the next year
or so. which under present conditions appear to
be next to impossible. We therefore bave to decide, and that soon, whether we are going to establish the necessary machinery to properly look
after them, er whether we are going to continue
the present unsatisfactory and ineffectual policy
of volunteer labor and subscriptions, amounting
virtually to double taxation.
DIAMOND DRILLING  CONTRACTORS
Twenty-five Years' Experience at Your Disposal
Diamond drilling is to mining and
exploration work what the X-Ray is to
surgery. ' The one sur* method of
obtaining exact geology. Invaluable
for determining the most suitable system (method) to adopt for proving,
developing and mining ore bodies.
Heavy aad light portable gasoline, and air powered drills
located ia various districts.
Hand powered drills fer inaccessible places.
History et work, log of holes, graphic map and detail of
drill remits by our staff when desired.
BOYLES BROS.,  Limited.
8*3 Birks Bldg.,
Vaaeaa ver, B. C.
-am
Something new in advertising appears in the
newspapers of Troy, Montana, where the Liberty
Metals is buying ten-inch space to tell the district
about the value of mines as neighbors.
"Mines as Friends," is the large-type heading, and then, over the company signature, this
short essay appears: -
"There is no 'cleaner' money than that dup;
out of mines. No "other industry distributes money
more lavishly for Wages, Supplies and Taxes, nor
takes less from the community
where it operates, than the mining industry.
"If there are Mines in your
neighborhood, give them a boost.
They will be your best friends."
In Troy, this is largely a case
of bread cast upon the waters
coaling home to roost���or, you
i know what we mean. Few newspapers in the Northwest have
given as much encouragement ts
mineral development in their territories as have the two weeklies
in Troy.
There have been occasions
when the mining industry ha.**
seemed ungrateful toward ite
much-needed friends. Perhaps
a few struggling country editors
in potential mining camps will
take encouragement from the
"goodwill" advertising which
Liberty Metals is placing with
the Troy newspapers.���Mining
Truth.
MCLEMAN
About Your Plumbing
ARE YOUR CHIMNEYS SAFE FORTHE WINTER'
If You go Outside. GET A STEAMER TRUNK.
If You Stay Home, GET A RESTMORE MATTRESS
BUILDING SUPPLIES
HARDWARE
0. W. McLEMAN
Fifth Street
STEWART.
"The Convenient Hotel"
Three Minutes' Walk from Stewart Wharf
HOTEL    KEITH
Steam Heated Throughout - Electric Lights - Baths
Newly Furnished=:^^-Thoroughly Modern
Wm. R. Reid,   Proprietor.
BANK OF HYDER
HYDER,   ALASKA
(Incorporated   Under   the  Laws   of   AJaeJca)
4   PER   CENT   Paid  on  Savings  Bank   Accounts
Canadian Funds Accepted on Deposit.
Money Telegraphed to all Parts of United States
J. A. Hall, Prea,    E. E. Hall, Vice-Pres.    E D. Haddon, Cashier.
SYNOPSIS OF.
LAND ACT AMENDMENTS
PRE-EMPTIONS
Vacant. unreserved. aurvejree
Crown lands mar ba pre-empted t��
British subjects over IS years of a**e,
and by aliens on declaring Intention
to become British subjects, conditional upon residence, occupation.
and Improvement for agricultural
purpose*.
Pull Information concerning rea*u-
latlotu regarding pre-emptions Is
given la Bulletin No. 1. Land Series,
"How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained free of charge
by addressing the Department of
lotntm. Victoria. B.C, or to any Government Agent.
Records will be granted- covering
only land suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which la not. timber-
land. I.e., carrying over 1.000 board
feet per acre west of the Coast Rsfinge
and 8.000 feat per acre east of thai
Range.
Applications for pre-emption* are
to 'be addressed to the Land Commissioner of the Land Recordirg Division, in which the land applied for
is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from the Land Commlaaloner
Pre-emptions must be occupied fo*
five years and Improvementa made
to value of 110 per acre, including
clearing and cultivating at least flva
acres, before a Crown Orant can be
received.
For mora detailed information see
the Bulletin "How to Pre-enuM
Land-*
PURCHASE
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lfnda. not being tlmberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of flrst-olass (arable) land la fl
per acre, and second-class (graslng)
land 11.50 por acre. Further Information regarding purchase or lease
of Crown landa la given in BuDetla
No. 10, Land Series, "Purchase and
Lease of Crown landa"
If til. factory, or industrial site* on
Umber land, not exceeding 40 acraa.
may be purchased or leased, the ooa-
dttions including payment at
atumpage.
-' HOMESITE LEASES
LTnsurveyed areas, not exceeding M
acres, may be leaaed as hotneeltee.
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected ln the first year, title being
obtainable after residence and Improvement oondltlona ale fulfilled
and land haa been aurveyed
LEASES
Vbr graalng and   Industrial    attr-
posse areaa not exceeding 040 a eras
may be leaaed by one p areaa or a
company.
GRAZING
Under OM OJrasing Aat tbe Province la divided into graalng districts
and tho rangi administered under a
A Welcome Awaits You At The
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 Orrict
101 Pemberton Block.     ���   VICTORIA. B. C.
Real Estate   Insurance   Mines   Financial Agents
ROBERT   M     STEWART. -       President
Lota for sale in all parts of town STEWART LAND CO., LTD.
Listings of properties for sale wanted    Fifth St, Stewart. B('
BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Minera] Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows: Placer Gold, $77,G63.0-I."��;
Lode Gold, $122,808,459; Silver. $74,111,397; Lead. $89,218,907;
Copper, $197,642,647; Zinc, $39,925,947; Coal and Coke. $273,-
048,953; Building Stone, Brick. Cement. $44,905,886: Miscellaneous
minerals, $1,594,387; making its mineral Production to the end of
1925 show
AN AGGREGATE VALUE OF $920,919,628
The substantial progress of the Mining Industry of this Province is striking \
PRODUCTION DURING LAST TEN YEARS. $404,649,375
L^JPimjlg haa anlv,^n in,Drp-��TeM fojtalmt25  years, an-i
only ahoarone-h��fo7thePrtv!nce^aHReriprOTp*tedTS)U.0��- square mi! -
of unexplored mineral-bearing Und are open for prospecting.
The mining laws of this Province are more liberal and the fees
lower than of any other province in the Dominion, or anv Colony in the Briti* h
Lmptre.   Minera! locations are granted the discoverers for nominal fees.
Absolute Title* are obtained by developing such properties, ���*-
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants. 1
full information, together with Mining Reporta and Maps, may
be obtained gratis by addressing
TMR HON. TUB MINISTER OF MINE8. Victoria. Britiah Columbia
N. B. -Practically all British Colombia Mineral Properties upon which development hM been done sj-e described in rome one of the annual Reports oi
the Minister of Mines. Thnee considering mining investments should refer t
such reports. They are available without charge on application to the Depar-
ment of Mines. Victoria, B. C. Report- of the Geological Survey of Canada
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DUG FOR WATER
STRUCKRICH ORE
One of the most interesting,
and probably the most far reaching pieces of development work
undertaken this year in the Alice
Arm district, was that done by
Jim Calvin on the Speeulator
property owned by J. 0. Trethe-
wey of Abbotsford and joining
the LaRose on the south.
During the summer  of  1925
. water was scarce  on   Haystack
! mountain, and Calvin sunk three
wells in an endeayor  to obtain
water.   In the third he not only
struck water, but he also struck
a vein of high grade silver  ore.
i At that time an  abundance  of
j water would not permit further
sinking.    This  year,   however.
owing to a protracted dry period
: it waa possible to sink  30  feet.
The result of this work  showed
! the existence of a 2-foot vein  of
high-grade silver ore,  values of
which are chiefly in brittle silver
with native and ruby silver, and
identical to the ore  now  being
mined at the LaRose.
The location of the strike is 100
feet from the LaRose boundary,
and prospecting has proven that
it is the same ore body now being mined on the LaRose with
such phenomenal success.
The point of discovery is in a
southerly direction from the La-
Rose workings, the vein having
a north and south strike.
The Bunker Hill group, joining
the Speculator on the south and
owned by J.O.Trethewey and J.
Calvin, has also been developed
by the latter this year by surface cuts driven across an ore
ledge 2 feet wide.     Samples  of
this ore were recently brought
to town and is a phenomenal
high grade massive galena ore,
of extraordinary weight. The
Bunker Hill has been proven by
surface work to contain large
deposits of ore, and underground
development would undoubtedly
quickly bring a producer into existence.���Alice Arm Herald.
negotiations in the East, and a
big program of development is
being planned for next spring
and summer.���The Interior News
Watch found.   Enquire News.
Soup to Nuts 50c.
Cafe.
Anderson
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WILL SHIP ORE
FROMjABINES
To bring out a shipment of ore
from several of the amalgamated properties in the Babine district, Ben Nelson left on Thursday with a pack train. The ore
to be brought down to Smithers
for shipment represents the product mined in the course of development work carried out on
the Babine Silver King and Little Joe properties during the
summer and the ore is being
shipped as a smelter test of the
values, which run strong in silver on both properties.
On the Little Joe Martin Cain
and Tommy King have been
working during the summer on a
tunnel contract and they have
taken out some fine ore in the
course of the work. On the Silver King operations have been
continued during the summer on
a small scale, while some work
is also being done on the Victoria Basin holdings of the company recently effecting an amalgamation of mining interests in
that whole district
H. L. Messner of New York,
who was largely responsible for
bringing the various owners under one operating head, reports
excellent success in his financial
ST. CHARLES
EVAPORATLD
MILK
Makes
fine
cream soups*
delicious creamed
dishes, gravies
and.
StC 24-26
Usert
wherever the
recipe calls for milk
Dr. H. A. WMMans, Physician
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appointment. I
The ���MERCHANT" -Home
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Newell
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Comfortable Rooms, $1.00
2Chair BARBERSHOP
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BATHS 50c.
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Dr. Frank McCoy
Eminent physician and authority on diet,
says, in his book���
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". . . HOME BREW BEERS produce
a form of disease, which, when
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known of many cases of death
which can be traced to this cause;
where autopsy has shown that the
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(Continued from Page 1)
penditure on these is immediately necessary.
7 We feel reasonably certain that
with the growth of the town the
revenues will increase from year
to year.
8 Incorporation would give us
j facilities that at the present are
J impossible.
9 We recommend that this mat-
i ter be thoroughly discussed by
jthe Board, and a list of questions
be compiled to ask Mr Baird in
:a public meeting when he visits
I Stewart.
Asked and Answered
After going into a number of
other features the committee requested questions from the audience. John Mellor stated that
Mr Pattulo and Mr Kergin   told
. him some time ago that in the
event of incorporation the Government would not forego any of
! their present taxes. In reply the
committee stated that the infor-
; mation in their possession proved the contrary,  but  that  they
I would take steps to have this
question answered by Mr Baird.
; Inspector of Municipalities.
R. W.Kennedy pointed out that
I under the Taxation Aet munic -
jpalities are exempt from real
estate or property tax.
Mr Mellor also said Mr Kergin
told him that any work done on i
the river bank to protect the town
would be charged up to the municipality. In reply the committee stated that this matter had
been gone into, and that it was
found that whether the town is
I incorporated or not, such work
would be a charge  against  the
: property.
J. W. Wilson asked:     "What
! will the revenue be if  dog   tax g q Silver
I were added to the real and per- Dunwell
sonaletc?"   Reply.   "We  esti-j Glacier Creek
mate that the revenue would   be independence
at least $4000 per year.'�� Indian
j afraid he  would   be  unable  to
come.
R. W.Kennedy asked what the
acrage and boundaries would be.
Reply: "We propose that if it is
decided to incorporate, all the
subdivided property be included.
A map was produced to make
this more clear. The exast acreage is unknown.
J. Mellor: 'The Government
at the present time make a grant
to the school of $580 per year for
each teacher. Would incorporation make any difference to this
grant?" P. S. Jack replied that
it would make no difference
whatsoever. He then spoke for
a few momenes, stating that the
question uppermost in his mind
was the possibility of increased
taxation, and if we do decide to
incorporate, he thought it would
be wise to have inserted in the
letters patent a clause whereby
the present rate of ten mills
could not be increased. This appeared to meet with preneral
proval.
Howard Campbell asked what
powers the Commissioners would
have to borrow money for capital
expenditure for such things as
sewerage system, etc. Reply���
"They would have power to borrow only to the extent of the
current year's revenue."
W.G.Broad asked: "Is it the
intention to include Hyder B.C.?
Reply: "In the opinion of the
j committee this has been considered inadvisable, owing to the
cost of improving and maintaining the road between Stewart
and Hyder. which would more
than offset any advantage?."
PORTLAND CANAL MINES
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selling orders. Market information contained
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Peter Marvin.
United Services Club Hall  fori
t
rent on application  to  Sect.   J.
Morice, P. O. Box 42.
Cheapest and best in town.���
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Local Stocks
(By HW.M. Rolston a Co)
The market closed as follows:
CRESCENT
FURNISHED ROOMS
HYDER,  B.C.
Rate* $1 - H. H. HICKS. Prop.
Asked
$ 1.80
1.03
.09
.<T<i
.05
.20
will be the cost of incorporation?! Lakeview new issue .02J     .04
2.10
Bid
1.72
1.01
.07
.04*
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
Sunday,  October 17
Holy Communion
8 a. m.
Sunday School
2 p. m.
Evening Service
at Premier
GROCERY
SPECIALS
MONDAY
ONLY
Nabob Tea
Per lb. 75c.
Sea Queen Brand
Dry Shrimps
Per tin 25c.
Heinz
Tomato Catsup
2 bottles for 55c.
Australian
Corned Beef
2 tins for 45c.
W. B. George asked:    "What I National Silver G S  .���
.ol,
TEAMS    RACK HORSES
P.O.Box 133,   STEWART. RC.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
A Real GOOD Hotel
H. & ROCHESTER.
p:*b ti.se per day i
MINERAL ACT.
C*rtifk-a$e ot Imaiavaaaeats.
NOTICE.
-ISt-citfO frs-etiMMl/' * Doob> Ool
1-raetiaaaX*' -Triple OOO Fractional '
Mineral CUnas, sttaate ia the Part-
SHOEMAKER
A. Hendrickson
4th and Columbia
Boots and Shoes
REPAIRED
or
MADE to ORDER
Reply: "We have not  yet gone; Premier
I into that matter." j Terminus
J. Mellor "Is the Inspector of j Silver Crest
|Municipalities expected in soon?' L&L Glacier Creek
| In reply a letter from the Inspec-' Victoria Mines
: tor was read stating that he was j Marmot Metals
  Porter Idaho. Co.
| MINERAL ACT | Ore Mountain
i   Notice To Dkus-jievt Pahtner
Bay View
Sebakwe
2.07
.05
.07
.05
.15
.082
.08
.06
.75
.03
.35
.10
.09
.25
*.10
=II=FURS=II=
Made to ordar & remodeled
Raw skins tanned & dressed
Mail orders promptly attended to
MrsF  Tarr.
234 Broadway E..
Vancouver. B. C.
Full Line
GROCERIES
AND
PROVISIONS
I J. W. WILSON
5th A Colombia Sts.    Stewart. B. C
A FINE
| RICH
CUSTARD
yjyg
tv*w��-^
Mil*
Oa.f,,
** pint
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS
Ualeas two pay me the tan of S2T3l tt
j together with Ure cost of tans adver-
(tiaamrnt Iahali it tVc end of sirtr
!���������-* ���*!��*- <* c-^-H Does Not Cost Any Mm��j ��g��fc?- *��*"* l?5��La*'& ��
**-*amt a��j_ M'.ru&f Recorder at Mew-art, R. C
To William E. Saunders.
Take Notice:���Whereas I have dooej
and caused to be done assessment work j
on tbe "Galena Farm." "Galena Farm.
No,   1."    "Galena  Farm  Fraction."!
��� "Galena Farm No. 3" and ��� Keystone" { ��    	
Mineral Claims, situated on  the east'     ire.-.--.*;-���,,�������.�����_��_�� l    -       j
side  of  American  Creek   about  one      "I*extinguishers can be found
���jjffr��" $? l-*__lL5? Jf���*. tTf*k i*- ---* following places:
��� with Bear Rjrer. Portland Canal  Mm- .
. inc Din��>oa of Cassiar  District,   for > Big chemical. 25 gallons���
tit* years  1S*4  and   WSS,   for  which:     ���, .       .   0.  _
work the balance stiU d��e me for vocr      Wilson S Store.
!^i^f^^^Hel^^s^^��<>��  extinguishers-
Gibson's
Newell's
The
BON    TON
DRESSMAKING
CLEANING       -       REPAIRING
muces reasonable
Mrs. Wm. Hansen
Oar. S*a St   a Bricar��*ll
pint Pacific Milk  ar.d  half a
���r; 2 eae?; 4  tables;
[sugar; a   pinch   of  salt.     Beat   ege*
jslightly.   Add ****** and salt.   Stir
J til dissolved. Pour milk into the beau
eggs, put into cups and   bake   un)
,'knife blade comes out clean���20  to
minutes.     We have  tried  this
and like it.
W. J. WAKEFIELD
Datrieu j
Where k-eate*i:-East aide of Salmon Valley. aJ$oiasag tite Iateraatioe-
algraap.
Taae Notice that Dalby R  MorkiH. <
af Stewart. R C. actisg as agent for
WHbam Arthar Nv*4>. Free Misers.
CartiScat* No,  ttftlX ietead,   sixty'
days from the data harasf. to af*c*y ta
the Miafctg Raeatwer far a Orti?��at#
af Isapewmaars. far the rorpKoM af
; a Ora wa Grant of tha above
To Ride In a Good Car
Tie NASH LIGHT SIX is
Che Best Gar is Team
STtf AIT Mitts t TAXI
j ta have year interest in the said claims!
T��sted ia me. m parsaaac*   of   the
J�� ptiwiaiusji of the Mineral Act.
Stgned, Samael l>e��champs.
Dated at Stewart.  R  C  this ftthl
M day af September. Itt&
Marmot Hotel
Hotel Stewart
Carolan's Grace*?
Hotel King Edward
Portland Canal Sews
Light and Heavy Transfer
Wood for Sale
We Buy Bottles
Stand at Welcome Pool Hall
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
PACIFIC  MILK
'             Head Office.   Vancouver
' Factories at Abbotsfoni & Ladner ���
j	
Almo  Fractional,
and   Eldorado  No.
Eldorado!
3   Mineral:
t
attic* that
��f��-ck  Certificate
HOT   Ot   ���^���tptltSRsMNr-. "
C M. Adam. Manager.
Day and Nigiit Serrire.
ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME
ARE TO RE   RAD AT THE
HOTEL STEWART
First Class Cafe in Connection
James McAleenan.   Proprietor.
No. t
Claims, situate in tbe   Portland  Cam!
Muung Division of Cassiar District
*��2Sl��!*:-w-* of sdmoB
^^eNotwjBmt I. Frederick Nash.
FreeMir-ers Certificate No. 88887C
���*��>���� J" ��*w��t for the Eldorado Ck-IJ
Mines Consolidated. Limited. N P L.
Free Miner's Certificate No. 93619CL
���nteM. sixty days from the date her*I
of to aw>ry to the Mining Recorder for
a Certificate of Improvements, for tho
pcrpooe of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claima.
And furtheiJake notiee that aetioa.
andor section ��. must be commenced
before the rssaaec* of aach Certificate
of Improvements,
Bated this 17th day of September
ITOv. jp
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& BARGE CO. LTD.
Weekly Sailings From
Stewart Direct To
Smelters.
General Freight
Powder.
AND
For Information Apply:
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Vancouver, B. C.
FOR A GOOD
SMOKE
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Exchange Cigar Store
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