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 provincial Library,
Victoria,
B. C.
THE NEWS WILL KEEP
fOU POSTED ON THE
DKVELOFMENT OF THE
VIINKS���$5.00 THE YEAR.
Portland Canal News
Devoted to t\s htaratts of tha   Vfiiiij Dhtricts of  Ntrthvsstern British Columbia
SEND THIS COPT TO
FOUR FRIEND WHO
WANTS INFORMATION
ABOUT   THIS   DISTRICT
VOL.   8.   NO. 29
STEWART,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   FRIDAY,  DECEMBER 10,   1926
$5 THE   YEAR���10c. the Copy
Stewart Is the Home of
Wonderful Opportunities
With an Unequalled Harbor and the Nearest Ocean
Port to the Peace River Wheat Area and Groundhog
Coal Fields, in Addition to Being the Distributing
Centre for a Mining Region of Untold Wealth, This
Town Hat Every Factor in Its Favor for Becoming
One of the Leading Cities of Canada
Sixteen years ago some enterprising publicists got out an advertising bcoklet which they
called "Stewart���the Pacific's
Treasure Chest." At that time
the title read like a prophesy depending on a great many "ifs."
Had that optimistic group been
able to see the Portland Canal
District of today, they could not
have chosen their title better.
The mountains of the district,
vast in their extent, are a natural storehouse of gold, silver,
copper, lead and sine, to mention
only the better known of the
metals being mined.
Last year there were 667 new
claims and 924 assessments recorded in the Stewart Mining
Recorder's office; add to these
the number of claims already
crown granted and others on
which assessment work has been
recorded in previous years, and
a figure well over 2000 is reached
which represents the number of
mineral claims in good standing.
Stewart being the center of
this deposit of wealth, has become the moat talked of town in
British Columbia; coming into
prominence at a time when war
taxation is straining industry
and initiative to the limit, this
big new field et prospective individual and national prosperity
has aroused the investing public
and capitalists in a way that betokens a splendid future.
The question may well be asked: "Why, when the existence
of this mineral has been known
for many years, have the public
only realized its importance recently?" The answer is, of
oourse, "The Premier Mine."
On t capitalization of $6,000,000,
this mine nas paid close to $10,-
OOQ-000 in dividends since the
end of 1921.
The history of the Premier has
been too often written to warrant
recapitulation, but its early vicissitudes are being repeated and
will be repeated throughout this
Strict. The fact that the Premier was acquired and condemn-
ed by several mining operators
and engineers before becoming a
shipping mine, is merely an illustration of what is at the present
time, going on. No one can foretell the number of Premier mines
^at will develop; that there will
��e others is accepted as an indis
putable assertion by all who have
been able to examine the wonderful showings of ore disclosed
by many of the operations now
being carried on.
Physical Characteristics
The local optimism which is so
obvious to any observer is well
justified. The situation of Stewart at the head of a deep water
sea-channel which penetrates the
coast range of mountains, permits the loading of ore into
ocean-going vessels right in the
heart of the mineral zone. This
sea-passage is a natural, ice-free,
storm-proof harbor the year
'round, capable of accommodating the largest vessels. Shipments of ore are being made
regularly to the smelters at Anyox, Tacoma, Selby and Trail direct from Stewart; shipments
have also been made to Vancouver for transhipment to Swansea,
Wales; as soon as tonnage warrants it, these Swansea shipments will go direct also.
Some mining properties are so
situated as to be able to transport their ore direct from the
tunnel mouth to bunkers on deep
water with short aerial tramways; others will use trams to
bring ore to the main ���valleys
where it will be hauled by road
or rail to salt water.
The district may be described
as being divided into four main
groups deter.nined by basins of
the Salmon river, flowing into
Portland Canal (the sea) two
miles south of the town of Stewart; the Marmot river, whose
estuary is opposite that of Salmon liver, the Bear river, at the
mou'.h of which Stewart is situated, and the Portland Canal
itself. These rivers drain a
mountainous area and are fed by
many glaciers. The mountains
are precipitous and of about 6000
feet elevation; they are timber-
covered, mainly with spruce and
hemlock, up to about 4000 feet.
The impression said to have been
recorded by the American air.
man on his way from the States
to Fairbanks. Alaska, is descriptive of local topography: "Stewart looked like a village nestling
at the foot of 5000-foot cliffs."
History
Prospecting on a  very  small
scale started in  the  district  in
(Continued on Pajre 3)
Jack Ellis has gone to cook at
the B. C. Silver.
Ernest Love returned Monday
night from a business trip to
Anyox.
Rev. A. W. R. Ashley left for
Rupert yesterday to give an organ recital in support of St. Andrews Cathedral.
There are not so many of the
boys wintering outside this winter as last, but still quite a num-
Mrs M. J. Esterly and her son
Danny left for Seattle yesterday.
Jas. McAleenan. proprietor of
the Hotel Stewart, is away on a
business trip to Victoria.
Dale L. .Pitt, general manager
of the Premier Gold Mining Co.,
is in Vancouver for a conference
with H. A. Guess, vice president
of the company.
Dr. J. A. Bancroft of McGill
University, who spent two sum-
ber will ba calling on "Stevie" \ mers here in connection with de-
Jones at the Dominion Hotel in i velopment of the Big Missouri,
Victoria, and signing up  at   the jis going to Africa for two  years
St. Regis in Vancouver.
"Where's Dooley,'' the screamingly funny farce played in Stewart two nights last week by "The
Pessimists," was put on at Premier last Tuesday night, and was
enthusiastically received, the
large Community Hall being filled to capacity. The members of
the troup were greatly pleased
by the helpful hospitality shown
them by the Premier management and by various residents of
the mining town.
Good Ore on Edith M.
Chas. Ryan this week brought
in some fine looking specimens'
of ore from the Edith M. group
on Bitter creek, showing zinc,
galena and iron pyrites in a
quartz gangue. A tunnel following the vein has been driven for
60 feet and in the face shows
about two feet of the ore, which
appears to be a good milling pror
duct. Assays running as high
as 45 per cent in zinc have been
obtained.
to make a geological study of
Rhodesian copper deposits. It
is understood that he will have
five Canadian geologists with
him who have specialized in the
Pre-Cambrian.
TENNIS CLUB CUP
PRESENTATIONS
Miss Henderson in Rupert
At a special meeting of the
school board Miss M.B. Henderson, M. A., of New Westminster
was appointed to the staff of
King Edward High School, succeeding Harold G. Bell, resigned.
Her duties will commence at the
opening of the spring term in
January. Miss Henderson is a
graduate of Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia, and has
done post-graduate work in England and on the continent. She
has had nine years' teaching experience and was for two years
principal of the Superior school
at Stewart.   She is at present on
the High School staff at  Lady-
*
smith,     Vancouver     Island.���
Prince Rupert Daily News.
BIG MISSOURI
NEWJANAGER
S. A. Knowles of Denver and
Salt Lake City, a mining engineer of nation-wide reputation,
and his son. D. T. Knowles, also
in the mining profession, arrived
yesterday, the former to assume
the general managership of the
Big Missouri, and the latter
to take a position with the company. Mr Knowles Sr. succeeds
Capt. Duncan McVichie who, it
is understood, recommended the
change to the company on the
grounds that he has reached an
age when work of this kind carried on in all sorts of climatic
conditions no longer appeals to
him.
BOND TAKEN ON
THjB LUCKY DATE
Owney McFadden has taken a
bond on the half interest in the
Lucky Date group of five claims
owned by Alex Mclnnes, a pioneer prospector and property
owner of the Bitter Creek section. Mr McFacden, who owns
the other half, intends leaving
shortly after the new year for the
east, where hopes to interest capital in the development of the
property, which has very promising surface snowings. The values of the ore are in lead, silver,
zinc and gold.
IMPORTANCE OF
SEBAKWE STRIKE
For the purpose of presenting
the cups won during last summer by members of the Stewart
Tennis Club, it has be-^n decided
to hold a public dance on Friday,
Dec. 17, in the Opera House.
The winners  in   the  various
events were as follows:
Ladies' singles, Miss M. Crawford.
Men's singles, J. W. Wilson.
Girls under 16 Miss Joan Mellor.
Mixed doubles, Miss M.Crawford
and J. Morrice.
Handicap club cup,   mixed  doubles, Miss Wilson  and  H. D.
Rochfort
The members of the Stewart
Tennis Club invite everyone to
come, and promise a good time
to all. The novelty dances alone
will be worth the admission.
Oh, to be a child again! Children get in free gratis for nothing to the school entertainment
in the Service Club next Tuesday night, hut grown-ups will
have to pungle up foil* bits.
(This grammar was not learned
in the Stewart school.)
PRINCE RUPERT AND
STEWART HAVE KICK
That Prince Rupert and' Stewart are the only ports of importance on the Pacific Coast of British Columbia that have not highway connection with the interior
and that this condition should be
remedied giving such ports motor roads as well as railroads was
asserted in a letter received by
the local board from the Stewart
Board of Trade approving the
construction of the road from
Prince Rupert to Terrace and
wishing Prince Rupert suceess
in its efforts along this line. The
Stewart board has sent a resolution of approval to Hon. Dr. W.
H. Sutherland, provincial minister of public works.
The Stewart communication,
which has been acknowledged
by the secretary of the local
board, was referred to the public
works committee which is cooperating with the general civic
committee in pressing upon the
provincial authorities the necessity of such a road.���Prince Rupert Daily N-ews.
It now appears, so far as can
be learned, that the first reports
concerning the ore body encountered on the Sebakwe property, adjoining the B. C, Silver mine on the north, were over-
optimistic. The vein has been
crosscut for a width of 35 feet,
with six feet of solid sulphides,
but it is unofficially reported that
assay values are not up to expectations- This is not a matter for
discouragement however, since
in the Premier workings there
are great pillars of ore left standing that cannot be told from the
high-grade ore from appearance,
but are too low-grade to even put
through the mill.
C. A. Banks, managing engineer of the B. C. Silver and Sebakwe, arrived from Vancouver
yesterday and as a result of his
examination some geological determinations may be forthcoming which will shed light on
what seems to be a puzzling situation.
In order to arrive in Vancouver early Christmas morning,
the Prince Rupert will leave
Stewart at 10 a.m. Dec. 23 and
will not call at Anyox this trip.
NEW STRIKE ON
THE RIVERSIDE
Adit Tunnel Crosses Dyke
And Enters Big Vein Carrying Strong Shoot of
High-Grade Ore
Miners at the Riverside mine
are now working on the best
body of commercial ore ever encountered on that property, and
the outlook for its becoming a
big money maker for its ownera
is extremely bright. The ore is
found in a tunnel laid out this
fall by R. G. Mellin, the managing engineer who took charge of
operations early in the summer.
The tunnel followed the vein,
which consisted of milling ore,
for a distance of 95 feet, where
a granite dyke was encountered.
This was penetrated and the
vein picked up on the opposite
side and found to be much richer
than on the west side of the
dyke. At last reports, made by
a reliable authority, the faee of
the tunnel was all in ore, the
vein being seven feet in width.
A shoot of high-grade, said to
average $95 per ton in value,
with 71 per cent lead, follows
the footwall, and when last seen
by the News informant was 22
inches in width, the balance of
the vein being a good milling
product.
The Riverside mill, which has
operated more or less continuously fer the past three years, is
closed dewn for the winter, it
being the policy of the new manager to develop an ore supply of
sufficient tonnage to assure continuous operation before it is
again put into operation. The
Riverside plant is thoroughly
modern in every respect and the
operations of this property would
be much in the public eye were
it not overshadowed by the stupendous operations of the Premier. The Riverside is in the
Salmon river valley, seven miles
from Hyder, and the Salmon
valley road passes through the
property. The mine is now controlled bv J.A.Hall, president of
the Bank of Hyder, and his brother, E. E. Hall, a prominent
grain merchant of Winnipeg,
who; it appears, are due for congratulations on the outeome of
their investment.
The Chilkeot brought in 96
tons of coal for the Crawford
Transfer Co.
The many friends of Hugo
Stratford will be pleased to learn
that he was able to leave the
hospital this week after having
been a patient there for several
weeks as the result of an operation for appendicitis. PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, B. C,  FRIDAY,   DECEMBER  10,   1926
The Portland Canal News
H.   W.   M.   ROLSTON
Ecfittr and Publisher
W. R. HULL
News Editor
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Spa-rial Position  Display or  Reading;,  25 per cent above
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Oat tlfcata of Improvement, 115 (if more than one claim,
t��aV ftr each aMTflbnal cfcftn mentioned)
baa* Notices. $10.   Goal Notices. $7.  Water Notices, 115.
No Atoitisiac Accepted for First Pace
THE MINING SITUATION
The preliminary report of the Minister
of Mines for 1926, in reviewing the mining situation of the province, estimates
the year's production of both plaeer gold
and lode gold will show increases over
that of 1925, the increase in plaeer gold
being accounted for by a greater production from the Cariboo district where the
Kafue Company's dredge on Antler creek
and the Cedar Creek Company's property
have both made increased outputs this year
Silver production for the year ia estimated at 10,900,000 ozs. a large increase
over the 1925 output of 7,654,844 ozs. The
Minister points out that the silver production of British Columbia this year is expected te equal or be greater than that of
the province of Ontario, which for twenty
years has been in the lead.   All the silver
producing districts of the province have
contributed to the increase in output, but
the greatest percentage increase is from
the Slocan district, where the. mining of
silver-lead-zinc ores has been intensively
carried on.
The reduction in the price of silver,
Hon. Mr Sloan says, may have some effect
in possibly retarding future production in
the Slocan district where, in many of the
mines, silver is the most important value
in the ore; but approximately 80 per cent
ofthe silver production of the province
comes from mines in which the silver value is of less importance than the other
metals, such as gold, copper, lead and zinc
contained therein. While the decreased
revenve from a lowered silver price is to
be regretted in these mines, no lowering
of production in the future may be anticipated as a consequence, and as there are
very few mines in the province which are
essentially silver mines with no other values, it is not expected that the lowered
silver price will adversely affect future
production to any great extent.
Copper is another metal showing a
large increase thia year, the estimated
production being 91,000,000 lbs. compared
with 72,306,432 lbs. in 1925. This great
increase is due in large part to the output
of the Allenby Copper Company, which
commenced production in August, 1925,
and is now mining and milling about 2000
tons of ore per day. Increases in output
for the year are also expected from the
Granby Company's Anyox mine, mill and
smelter, and from the Britannia mine.
An estimated output of 260.000,000 lbs
���f lead aa compared with 237,899,199 lbs
im 1925, is forecasted by the report. The
Sullivan mine is expected to make
a larger output than in the previous year.
Zinc; too, will show a large increase,
the 1926 output being estimated at 135,'-
000,000 lbs. aa compared with 98,257,000
Dm. in 1925, an increase due to a much
greater production from the Sullivan mine
and from other properties in the Slocan
district.
Coal production, according to figures
supplied by Acting Chief Inspector of
Mines Dickson, shows a d-wrreasein output
of 5 per cent and an increase in the quantity of
coke produced of 32 per cent as compared with
1926. The coal mines are now working to capacity and a large production is expected in the last
two months of the year. Fuel oil competition and
an unusually small demand for coal for domestic
purposes in the first nine months of the year, accounted for the decrease in the tonnage of coal
mined.
More Dividends Declared
Increased profits from the mining industry
will be paid this year.   While the profits accruing
are indicated by the dividends declared the total
profits are,  however,  much greater,   as  profits
made by individuals and private mining companies
are not given publicity as dividends.   In 1925 the
dividends declared were slightly over $6,000,000;
it is expected the dividend total for 1926 will am
ount to about $7,500,000.   As an indication of how
profits may be much greater than dividends declared, the Consolidated Mining  and  Smelting
Company of Canada, Ltd., last year showed in its
annual report for 1925 a net profit of $10,780,636.-
98 (after deducting Federal and Provincial taxes)
as compared with $3,230,045 declared as dividends.
Similarly, the Granby Company made a profit but
no dividends were declared.
In summing up the results of the year's mining operations Hon. Mr Sloan said: "The steady
growth of the mining industry means much more
for the province by reason of the distribution of
money in payment of wages, supplies, etc. than
in the actual dividends declared. The industry is
now in a most healthy and prosperous condition.
The search for new ore bodies is continually expanding, with the result that our known reserves
are greater than ever before and continually growing. Our production is steadily mounting; our
processes of ore treatment are highly efficient and
amicable relations prevail with labor and efficient
workmen are obtainable for the industry. And,
lastly, mining capital is being attracted to our
mineral resources in ever increasing volume by
reason of the great opportunities afforded by the
exploitation of our mineral areas."
DALBY B. MORKILL
MINING SURVEYOR
B. C. Land Surveyor
STEWART. B. C.
F. J. CROSSLAND, B.S.C., M.E.
(Registeredi  Miaiag Engineer
MINE
EXAMINATION
EXPLORATION
DEVELOPMENT
��5 Suaaars Bssk Bias.       Yumiu, B.C
F. C. GREEN
(Green Bros., Borden A Co.)
CIVIL ENGINEERS
B. C LAND SURVEYORS
Stewart,  B. C.
WHEN IS A SOUSE?
"Intoxicated" and "under the influence of li
quor" mean the same thing, according to a communication from Attorney General A. M. Manson
to South Vancouver Police Commission.
The commission had forwarded a request for
an amendment of the Motor Vehicles Act dealing
with persons who drive autos while under the influence of liquor.
"Although I realize that there is difficulty
with regard to the word 'intoxicated' I am not familiar with any decision of the courts which distinguishes 'intoxication' from being 'under the
influence of liquor,'" wrote the attorney general.
Robert Ingersoll, the great American jurist,
once informed the court that intoxication can be
classified into six stages, each ef which must be
considered when a case involving the use of liquor
is under discussion. The stages are: the jocose,
verbiose, bellicose, lachrymose, morose and comatose.
Some bard (not the well-known Wm. Shakespeare nor yet Felicia Hemans) put his own idea
into verse which, however, is not liable \m be accepted by British Columbia courts as a test:
"A man's not drink who. on the floor.
Can raise his hand an J call for more."
Ontario, by an overwhelming vote, has adopted tbe liquor control syatem such as ja in force ia
British Columbia. Now we will probably see an
exodus of worn-out B. C. stool-pigeons.
PORTUII CAUL LONE
u o. o. m. 1218
Meets 2nd Thursday at Hyder, 4th
Thursday at Stewart
DONT    BUY   ANYTHING
\    FOR   CHRISTMAS
BEFORE YOU HAVE SEEN OUR STOCK
GIFTS THAT WILL LAST!
That wUI bring PERPETUAL JOY to the recipient!
High grade Gifts that Cannot be Duplicated in the North!
D. W. McLEMAN
Fifth Street
STEWART.
Efizabeth W. Maxwell D. C.
CHIROPRACTOR   <
Fifth Street,     Stewart
*    Opposite Assay Office.
OFFICE HOURS  11 to 4
HYDER
RADIO
SERVICE
Opsn 9 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. (including Sunday.) -Messages
delivered in Stewart, B. C.
SYNOPSIS OF:
LANS ACT AMENDMENTS
PHg-EMPTIONS
Vacant, unreserved. surveyed
Crown lands may bs pre-empted b>
British subjects over II years or as*,
tad by aliens on declaring lotsntton
to become British subjects, conditional upon reai den**, occupation
end Improvement for agricultural
part oss*.
Putt information concerning recusation.- res-ardlBg pre-emption* Is
riven in Bulletin Ne. 1. I-ana" 8*rles.
How to Pre-empt Land," copies of
which can be obtained fro* of chars*
by addressing th* Department ot
\*sif.* Victoria. B.C, or to any Government Agent.
Records win be granted ssvsrtng
oniy land Suitable for agricultural
purposes, and which Is no:, timber-
land. I.e.. carrying over 1.000 board
feet per acre west of Ota Coat* Ranga
ar.* g.ooe feat par acre east of thai
Range.
Applications for pre-emption*, are
to be addressed to ths Land Commissi one: of rhe Land RecVdlrg Di*
r'.aion, tn which ths Und applied for
Is situated, and are made on printed
forms, copies of which can be obtained from th* Land Commissioner
Pre-emptions must be occupied 's'
Ave years and Improvements mads
to \a..ue cf fIC pwr acre, including
clearing and cultivating at toast At*
aeres. before a Crown Grant can be
received.
Por mor* detailed Information as*
the Bulletin "H-jw to Pre-ennri
Lar-d*
PURCHASB
Applications are received for purchase of vacant and unreserved
Crown lands, not being Mmberland.
for agricultural purposes; minimum
price of flrst-olass (arabl*) land la $1
par acre, and second class (grazing)
land 12.60 per ser*. Further Information regarding purchase or leas*
of Crown landa Is given In BulteUa
No. I*. tan* Series, -Purchase mm*
Leas* of Crown lands."
Mill, flactory, or industrial sitae on
timber land, not exceeding 40 aersa,
may b* purchased orleased. th* conditions Including paymsnt at
stumpag*.
HOMESITE   LEASES
Cnsurveyed areaa, cot ��*tc��*dlng M
*er'-'.:.m"T ** **"* *��� hosnasites*,
conditional upon a dwelling being
erected In th* lirst year, UU* being
obtalnabla after rsstdenc* aad improvement conditions ais fulfilled
and land has been surveyed.
LEASES
"\>r erasing and   Industrial    �����������
posss arsas not exceeding tt*
���say be  leaaed  by on* perse*
company.
ORAZINQ
I** to divides! hit* trasans; districts
and Um raasrs administered tmotor s
���raataa Commissioner. Annual
Sn^a* psrssiu ara Issued bass*, an
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to established owners. atock-*trner*
mm -*W��   MwslsitoBsi    tor    mag*
���fat   rpss, *r partially fna,
t?-*!!?^!!_f,r  -**-**-*
travellers,   up   U   tea
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"The Convenient Hotel"
Three Minutes' Walk from Stewart Wharf
HOTEL    KEITH
Steam Heated Throughout ��� Electric Lights ��� Baths
Newly Furaished^-^^^Thoroughly Modern
Wm. R. Reid,   Proprietor.
BANK OF HYDER
HYDER,   ALASKA
(Incorporated   Under   the   Laws   of   Alaska)
4   PER   CENT   Paid  on  Savings  BiQk   Accounts
Canadian Funds Accepted on Deposit.
Money Telegraphed to all Parte of United States
J. A, Hall, rVen,    E. ��. Hall, Vice Pres.    E  D. Haddon,Csal    -
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 Ownera
of STEWART TOWNSITE . .
Head Office
101 Pemberton Block,     .   VICTORIA, B. C.
Real Estate   Insurance   Mines   Financial Agent*
ROBERT   at    STEWART.       - .      President
Lots for sale m all parte of town
Listings of properties for sale wanted
STEWART UND CO., LTD.
Fifth St, Stewart, BC
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
The Mineral Province of Western Canada
Has produced Minerals valued as follows: Placer Gold, $77,663,045;
Lode Gold, $122,808,469; Silver. $74,111,397; Lead. $89,218,907;
Q��)per, $197,642,647; Zinc, $39,925,947; Coal and Coke. #73,*
048,953; Building Stone, Brick. Cement. $44,905,886; Miscellai eous
minerals, $1,594,387; making its mineral Production to the end of
1925 show
AN AGGREGATE VALUE OF $920,919,628
JOS^I^f*] -?,ro*7,M.��f **��� Mining Industry of this Province is itrikii u >
���,^f ln "��� following figures, which show the yalue of production for -u-
l^gS^uSt'JPjSNSfk for flvt ****** 1901-1905. W6.507.968; for ti w   ear*
ftltlftiS' i&ss&s&j! 2"" *-!* yMre  1911-1915.   $142,072,603;   for  five   veari
IKMuW^^^SSta^Mft mi* W.067,641; for the year   192:
158,843, for the year 1923, $41,804,320 for 1914. $48,704,604, for 1925,$6I
PRODUCTION DURING LAST TEN YEARS. $404,649.37'
of unexplored mineral-bearing Und are open for prospecting.
The mining laws of this Provinoe are more liberal and the ttit
i?mrf*-Lh*nii0-f *ny. ���*her province in the Dominion, or any Colony in the I r t-I.
empire.   Mineral locations are granted the discoverers for nominal fee*
.Absolute Titlaa are obtained by developing such properties   �������-
curity of which is guaranteed by Crown Grants.
full inforraatten. together with Mining Reports and Maps. m����
be obtained gratis by addressing
TMR HON. THI MINUTER OP MINES. Victoria. Britiah Columbia.
N. B.-Practically all British Columbia Mineral Properties upon which ��!������
velopment has been done are described in some one of the annus! Report* of
the Minister of Mines. Those considering mining invsstments should refer tu
such reports. They are available without charge on application to the Depart
ment of Mines. Victoria, B. C. Reports of the Geological Survey of Canada.
Winch Building. Vancouver, ��,. racommended as valuable sources of infor
���nation. Reports covering each of the eix Mineral Survey District* ars u<>->-
lished separately, and ��*, .v.;!ab!c on application. -P0RTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, B. C.,   FRIDAY,    DECEMBER   10,   1926
STEWART NEWS CO.
Agent for
Spalding's Sporting Goods
and
Imperial Tobacco Company
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I FREIGHT CONTRACTORS I
AGENTS  FOR
COAL-
CAPS
-POWDER
FUSE
IS THE HOME OF
OPPORTUNITIES
(Continued from Page 1)
1898 but it was not until 1905
that any actual mining took
Place. In 1910 Stewart experienced a boom due partly to the
development of the Red Cliff
mine 14 miles up the Bear river
and the Portland Canal mine on
Glacier creek four miles north of
the town; but the main cause of
the inrush of people and erection
of many buildings was the mining and railroad activities of
Sir Donald Mann and his asso-
c'ates.   MacKenzie & Mann  acr
quired a charter and built a rail-j tion of the great bodies of mill-
road from deep water on the! ing ore, and it is from these that
I Canal at the mouth of Bear river I the big money will be made,
to the Red Cliff mine; this road | There is every advantage here
had all the ear-marks of perma j for economical mining-unlimit-
nenc?, was well ballasted and of ed water power, plenty of tirn-
standard gauge,  not  merely   a j ber, and a   "stand-on-end"   to-
closed down: many new ones
have been opened up. It was
originally conceded that this
area contained large bodies of
low-grade or milling ore; during
later years many magnificent
showings of high-grade ore have
oeen disclosed. About 1921 a
new energy revived the camp
from its war-time depression,
and each year since haa shown
vast improvement all 'round,
with very few disappointments
where money has been judiciously expended in mining.
The two outstanding needs of
the district today are Capital and
Concentrators. The longevity
and continued prosperity of the
camp depend upon the   exploits-
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DOMINION TIRES
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PETTER
VICKERS-PETTER
OIL ENGINES
THE
WORLD'S BEST
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POWEK PURPOSES
Large Stock  of Both
Engines and Spare
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Always on Hand
FACTORY BRANCH
Canadian Petters
Vancouver, B. C.
Distributor* for K. C.
B. C. EQUIPMENT CO. Ltd.
Dealers in All Classes of Machin ry
Vancouver, Canada.
mini g railway. They also built
a large depot, freight shed, station house, round house, dock
and warehouse. It was confidently expected at the time that
. this railway would be continued
over the pass at the head of Bear
river into the Naas river valley,
thence to the Groundhog anthra-
pography that admits of mining
by means of tunnels to thousands of feet in depth.
There have been too many
companies formed on the numerous properties of the camp,
with the result that few of them
were able to secure enough money from the public by the   sale
cite coal area and beyond   to the! 0f treasury stock to properly de-
Omineca   and   Findlay   rivers, | veiop their  ground.     The  ten*
finally linking up with  the   Edmonton Dunvegan railroad,   cre-
dency now is toward   consolidation, cutting down overhead ex-
STEWART BOARD 01= TRADE
STEWART,   B. C.
General  information   of the
PORTLAND CANAL
DISTRICT
supplied on application to the
Secretary, Stewart, B. C.
Board meets 1st and 3d Tuesdays of each mo.ith,
atinganeasy   grade  route  and) pense and concentrating the ex-
| the shortest haul for Peace River | penditure of funds on tfie  most
favorable ore showing found on
one claim of a large group. When
this showing becomes a money
maker it will provide funds for
opening up other ore bodies.
Mining men who have kept in
touch with developments here
since the inception of the camp
are unanimous in the opinion
that" the outlook was never
brighter. The whole trend of
mining here is to get on a firmer
1 wheat to the Pacific.
i    Economic  conditions  delayed
. this construction  and   the   war
prevented it.   In the minds  of
the far-seeing, however, there is
, very little doubt but that this will
eventually be accomplished.
Mining
For a decade after 1910 mining
' was carried on in a more or   less
desultory fashion throughout the
I district.   Some properties   have
Board Rooms
f=
In the Center of Everything
HOTEL  ST. REGIS
Vancouver
Corner Seymour and Dunsmuir Streets.
=J
STEAMSHIPS
Leave STEWART
For ANYOX
PRINCE RUPERT
VANCOUVER
TORSDAY. 11:00 a. m
TRAINS LEAVE
PRINCE RUPERT 11:30 A. M.
MONDAY
WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY
ALL POINTS EAST
S. S. PRINCE JOHN Ex. Prince Rupert fortnightly for
Vancouver via Queen Charlotte Islands.
Agents For All Ocean Steamship Lines
Pull Information  and Reservations from
'-'��� S. Jack �����r R. F. McNaughton
Stewart, B. C District Passenger Ajrenl
Ha^aS
^
In British
Columbia Beei's
t7J>HE finest of grains and hops are
made into the most delicious and
healthful and purest taers for the people
of British Columbia.
British Columbia beers arc carefully and
continuously analyzed by the Government  for  your  protection  and the
Amalgamated Breweries t.ike
every step necessary to meet
the hifih standard required.
Order Christmas
Special Brews Early
Auoclated In thi AmlgmMd Bttwtftuef
BHtUh CnlumbU irei Viqcouvci Bfj-wrrij--
I ��� I ,Weittntnitef BreweryLtd ,S0vefSpring
\\ . ry UJ.�� Rainier Brewing Co. of Quttdt
LiJ, Victor* Photnli Brtwng Co. Ltd.,
This advertisement is not published or displayed by the Liquor
(tontrol Hoard or by the Government of British Columbia.
foundation, with purposeful development carried on under competent supervision.
. <r*-"	
SILVER CREST MINES
ANNUAL  MEETING
The annual general meeting of
Silver Crest Mines Ltd. was held
in Vancouver recently.
There was a good attendance
of shareholders.
The directors and auditors reports presented at the meeting
show that development work at
the property, lying just north of
the Big Missouri mine in the Salmon river section of the Portland
Canal district, continues to give
satisfactory results, and that the
company is financed to carry on
work for some time to come.
The directors who have conducted the affairs of the company since its inception were again
unanimously re-elected for the
ensuing year.
The company has over $7000
in hand for further work.
The school children will entertain you next Tuesday night.
To The Ladies
Six days shalt thou labor. On
the seventh come to the King
Edward Cafe and let us do it.
Gibson's
Toys - Xmas Cards - Chocolate
boxes - Tobacco - Pipes - Everything for the family & more too!
NOTICE
The Partnership heretofore existing between G. B. Lawrence
and E.R.Workman carrying on
business under the name of Law
rence & Workman, has been dissolved by mutual consent.
Signed:
G. B. Lawrence.
E.R. Workman.
It Does Not Cost Any More
To Ride In a Good Car
The NASH LIGHT SIX is
the Best Car in Town
STEWART MOTORS & TAXI
C. M. Adam, Manager.
Day and Night Service.
Office,   Opposite Postoffice
Attention
Xmas SAoppers
We offer this year for your selection
one of the most complete stocks of
Xmas Gifts for some time.
To avoid disappointment we advise you
to drop in and
Make Your Selections Early
Whilst the lines are complete.
BEAMAN
BLOCK
H. ZEFFERTT
STEWART,
B. C.
^CHRISTMAS;
Will Soon Be Here ORDER EARLY
TURKEYS, DUCKS, GEESE, CHICKENS
No. 1 Quality   ���   As Usual
Carnation Mince Meat
PORK PIES, FRESH OYSTERS, CHOPPED SUET
Government Inspected Products
P. BURNS & CO. Ltd.
Stewart Dairy
J. Campbell,    Prop.
Fresh Milk
Table Cream
Butter
ICE
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 Robert Sunday. 8 p. m.
For Alice Arm, Anyox h"1 Stewart.
For further information, Reservations Etc.
Apply W. J. CRAWFORD (Crawford Tranfer Co.) Agents.
Office 5th St., Stewart.
Prince Rupert Agent   2nd Ave.   Phone 668
HEAD OFFICES. Union Dock, ft. Carrall St.   Phone Sey. 306. i
PORTLAND   CANAL   NEWS,   STEWART, B. C,   FRIDAY,   DECEMBER
1926
CHRISTMAS   PRESENTS
We have a nice stoek of Gift-Goods.   Come in and look
them over while the selection is at its best.   V
SLEIGHS FOR the KIDDIES, THE KIND THEY LIKE
Fancy China, Silver Plate Ware, Eastman Kodaks, Albums,
And Many other useful Gift articles.
New Mining Company
Victoria.���Among the companies incorporated this week was
the D. W. Mines Ltd. with a
capitalization of $1,000,000 and
head office at Prince Rnpert. Tbe
company has been formed by
Ex-Governor D.W.Davis and associates for the purpose of developing snd operating mining properties at Kitsumkalum lake and
other points near Terrace.
UNIVERSAL SUPPLY CO.
5th Street,  STEWART, B. C,    G.W.Smith, Mgr.
���
I
LYON'S MEAT MARKET
ORDER YOUR
XMAS TURKEY
EARLY
Also Docks,  Geese and Chickens.
Try Our Eggs and Batter
Newell
Rooms
{    Comfortable Rooms. $1.00
2 Chair .BARBER SHOP
Wm. Newell   -
BATHS 50c.
WHY NOT USE FORESIGHT?
The General Public Opinion is that nert year will be a busy
one on the Marmot River Section
(Wr^^ONSroER^-^-^D
The .Marmot Metals Mining: Co. Ltd. N. P. L.
at present market prices
H. W. M. ROLSTON & CO.
STOCK  BROKERS
Special wire arrangements with the southern markets
Consult us on your local stocks
Clean, Modern,  Convenient
The Water Is Always Hot!
And we don't mean "Maybe."
ANDERSON CAFE
 gggjnjat Cook Thie Far Nortk___=_=
Caterers to the General Pablic
Cheapest and Best Place to Eat
PRIVATE DINING ROOM FOR PARTIES
From Soup to Nuts 50c.
WE   KNOW   HOW!
MINERAL ACT.
Certificate ot Improvements.
NOTICE.
"Single ��Fractional," "Doable OO
Fractional." "Triple OOO Fractional"
Mineral (laims. situate in the Portland Canal Mining Division of Cassiar
District.
Where located:-East side of Salmon Valley, adjoining the International group.
Take Notice that Dalby B. Morkill.
of Stewart, B. C, acting as agent for
William Arthur Noble. Free Miner's
Certificate No. 89017C 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, most be eommenoed
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 19th day of September,
1926. 21
WATER NOTICE
TAKE   NOTICE that  Helen  Bell,
whose address is Stewart, B. C,  will
apply for a license to take and use 10
cubic feet per second of water from an j
unnamed   stream  which   enters   the
Local Stocks
(By H.W.M.Relston A Co)
Never before in the history of
the Stewart camp has the outlook
been brighter.
The Minister of Mines, in his
summary report for the ten
months from January 1st to October 31st, 1926. speaks most enthusiastically of the work being
done on the Marmot River section. He states that this is one
ofthe busiest sections in the
Portland Canal district.
There is no doubt  now  that
mining in British Columbia, and
especially in the northern  part,
has reached a very  substantial
basis, and it can be readily   expected that great  activity  will
occur in the Portland Canal  district the coming  year,   as undoubtedly a number of properties will enter the shipping class.
Another matter of great importance to the camp is the fact
that the consumption of  zinc is
far greater than the production
and in practically  all  countries
the reserves in zinc have diminished, and in a camp like  Stewart where nearly all the commercial ores carry a heavy zinc  coo-
tent, the values in these ores will
hold, and in many cases increase.
Fer instance, the Marmot Metals
Mining Co. has ore that  carries
a bigger percentage of zinc than
any other basic metal.
During the week a very strong
market developed in National
Silver G. S. This was caused by
information being received from
the headquarters of the Sebakwe
Corporation of London that they
had crosscut 15 feet of commercial ore in the long tunnel, proving the fact that the Premier and
B. C. Silver ore zone penetrates
into the Sebakwe ground.
Reports   from   the  Dun well
rent on application to
Morice, P. 0. Box 42.
ST. MARK'S CHURCH
Sunday, December 12
Sunday School
2 p. m.
GROCERY
SPECIALS
MONDAY
ONLY
Nabob Tea
Per lb 75c.
Sweet Potatoes
Pet tin '25c.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT.Qreen Beans
Two tins for 35c.
A Real GOOD Hotel
H. M, ROCHESTER, Manager
European Plsn $1.50 per day us.
CRESCENT
FURNISHED ROOMS
RYDER, RC.
Rates $1   - B. H. HICKS. Prop
"Border" Mineral claim at the North. . ...
East comer auditors in a westerly management are  very  satisfac-
direction emptying into Cascade creek.  tory and it is expected that   the
ALL THE COMFORTS OF A HOME
ARE TO BE  HAD AT THE
HOTEL STEWART
First Class Cafe in Connection
James McAleenan,   Proprietor.
In baying insurance
You buy protection
Therefore the best is none too good
 -SEE	
ROLSTON
And get the best.
SERVICE - QUALITY - SATISFACTION
Job Printing
We handle all classes of printed stationary and guarantee our customers
satisfaction
The water wi I be diverted from the
said unnamed creek a boot six hundred
and fifty feet from the month of the
said stream at the tails on the said
stream about seventy-five feet from
the highway and about six bundled
feet from the International Boundary
line. All the water taken from the
said stream will be used aa follows:���
(a) Domestic purpoaea. (b) To provide power for a private lighting plant
The water will be used for the above
mentioned purposes on the "Border"
Mmeral claim above mentioned, being
Lot 4166 District of Cassiar, Province
of British Columbia.
This notice wss posted on the ground
on the 13th day of November, 1926.
A copy of this notice and an application pursuant thereto and to the "Water Act" Chapter 271 R.S.B.C. will be
filed in the office of the Water Recorder at Prinee Rupert, British Columbia.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the saki Water Recorder or
with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. (3.,
within thirty days after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.
Tbe date of the first publication of
this notice is November 26th, 1926.
Helen Bell.
"" Applicant,
Stewart, B. C.
Bill Heads
Letter Heads
Envelopes
Anything Yon Want in the
Printing line.
PORTLAND CANAL NEWS
Fipth Street, Stewart.
f
new mill will be in full operation
the early part of the new year.
As has before been mentioned
tbe Marmot River section continues to hold public attention,
and there are only two or three
operating companies in this section. Marmot River stocks are
expected to become very active.
The market closed as ollows:
Bid    Asked
B. C. Silver $ 1.72 $ 1.80
=H=FURS=II=
Made to order & remodeled
Raw skins tanned ft dressed
Mail orders promptly attended to
Mrs F  Tarr,
SM Broadway R.,
Vancouver, B. C.
Heinz Catsup
Per bottle 25c.
Full Line
GROCERIES
AND
PROVISIONS
J. W. WILSON
6th ft Colombia Sts.    Stewart, B. (
GET OUR BID
on
Moving That Freight
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
Almo, Almo Fractional, Eldorado
No. 2 and Eldorado No. 3 Mineral
Claims, situate in the Portland Canal
Mining Division of Cassiar District.
Where located:���West of Salmon
River Glacier.
Take Notice that I. Frederick Nash,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 88937C,
acting as agent for the Eldorado Gold
Mines Consolidated. Limited, N. P. L..
Free Miner's Certificate No. 9M19C,
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 ahove claims.
And further take notice that action,
���inder seetion 85, must be eommenoed
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 17th daty of September
1926. 20
Dunwell Ex R.
.93
1.02
Glacier Creek
.05
.07}
Independence
.011
.08}
Indian
.04*
.04|
National Silver G S
.20
.25
Lakeview new issue .02}
.04
Premier
2.00
2.06
Terminus
.05
.���
Silver Crest
.0/
.08
L&L Glacier Creek
.05
���
Victoria Mines
.���
.15
Marmot Metals
.09
.10
Porter Haho. Co.
.08}
.09
Ore Mountain
.���
.25
Bay View
.06
.10
Sebakwe
.75
you do
���
Be thankful that
n't get
what you really deserve.
E. ARMSTRONG,,
GENERAL FREIGHTER II
FINE
FLAVOR
AND
PURITY
tWWUTK
TEAMS    RACK HORSES
P.O.Box 133.   STEWART.
W. J. WAKEFIELD
Jn the msny letters Pacific Milk has
received from the women of this
j province mention has been msd-? of its
1 rare flavor by severs)  hundred.    The
J point has interest for two reasons.    A
j lovely flavor is popular and secondly,
g q iin the case of milk, it is s sign of ab-
������ I solute purity snd this is the feature of
Pacific Milk.
light and Heavy Transfer
Wood for Sale
We Boy Bottles
Stand at Welcome Pool Hall
PACIFIC  MILK
Head Once.  Vancouver
Factories at Abbots ford & Ladner B.C
Dr. H. A. WhiHans. Physician
and Surgeon. Office, corner 6th
and Victoria Sts. Hours. 12
otloek, noon, to 3 p. m.. and by
appoltftment [
*-���:
���.at
MINERAL ACT
Norma To Delin<jubnt Partner
To William E. Saunders.
Take Notice-���Whereas I have done
and caused to be done assessment work
on tbe "Galena Farm," "Galena Farm
No 1." "Galena Farm Fraction,"
"Galena Farm No. 3" and "Keystone"
MineralClaims, situated on the east
side of American Creek about one
mile from the junction of said creek
with Bear Riven> Portland Canal Min-1
ing Division of Cassiar District, for
the years 1924 and 1925. for which
work the balance still due me for your
share amounts to Two Hundred and
Seventy-five Dollars ($275.00) ���
Unless you pay me the sum of 1275.00
together with the coat of thia adver-
tisement I shall, at the end of ninety'
days from the date hereof, apply to!
the Mining Recorder af Stewart, B. C !
to have your interest in the said claims
vested in me. in pursuance   of   the
provisions of the Mineral Act, j
Signed, Samuel Desehamps.    '
Dated at Stewart.  B.  C. this 24th
day of September, 1926.
COASTWISE STEAMSHIP
it BARGE CO. LTD.
Weekly Sailings From
Stewart Direct To
Smelter*.
General Freight an:
Powder.
For Information App'y
805 Birks Bldg..
Vancouver, B. C.
FOR A GOOD
SMOKE
See Pete at the
Exchange Cigar Store
CMARS.  CIGARRTTS.  TOS*CCOS
and Snuff - BEST BRAND*
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