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Marvelously Rich in Mineral* •nd Hyde* is the Gateway in Consequence of Which Hyder ia the Fastest Growing Town in the North. DPR ALASKA MINER Published at the Gateway to the Salmon River, Alaska - British Columbia, Mineral Area (J ? Z~<^AJL /■ / This Paper ia Out to Publish «H the Mining News, Keep Yonf Friends Posted b]r Sending them the Paper after Yon Have Rend it. Boost for Hjrder all the Time. VOL. 4. NO. If. HYDER, Alaska. Mar. 28. 1923 FIVE DOLLARS A YEAR UNIT SYNDICATE FOR DEVELOPING THE WASHINGTON Adopting the successful plan Introduced here by the Fitzgerald Bros, to finance preliminary de velopment on the Titan, the Washington Mining Syndicate of Alaska has been formed by R. E. Lundvall and associates for the purpose of continuing develop* thent on the Washington group* which is considered one of the tnost promising properties in the Marmot river section. The or ganization holds 15,000 units at $ 10 each and enough will be sold to carry out a development pro* gram already planned. R. E. Lundvall, assayer, practical min ing man and locator of the daims, is chairman of trustees* his asso ciates on the board being Donald bonald* captain of the Prince Rupert, Norman McLean, purser, ftnd Malcolm J. Woods, of Bris tol, Penna, The group consists of seven claims, 350 acres, situated on the south fork of Marmot river, six miles from tidewater and at an elevation of 3500 feet. Eight parallel veins have been located bn the property, all of which may be crosscut with 500 feet of tun hel. Mr. Lundvall has already driven 1 15 feet and at the face Indications point to the first vein being very close. The topogra phy of the location is ideal for economical mining, a foot in depth being gained for every foot the tunnel is advanced, and an easy grade to the beach affording cheap transportation, once a road is com pleted. The first work to be un* 1 der taken this season will be the ■ construction of a permanent camp a d providing transportation facil ities. On the surface the Veins have been highly eroded and oxidized, hut nevertheless good values are obtained in various places where open cuts were run, the ore in one of these cuts carrying over 200 ounces in silver. Mining men an* ticipate great activity in the Mar | mot section this summer, a suffi | cient amount of work having been i done in the past on a number of properties to prove lar^e quanti ties of marketable ore. The sec tion has been neglected somew! at on account of the extreme interest taken on the Salmon and the Bear, but physical advantages and high* grade ore showings will soon force the Marmot into the limelight and Secure for it the government assis tance in road building to which it is entitled. 'Usaitn steam baths SI. II. J. Scott. I REPORTED THAT ENGLISH SYNDICATE BOYS DALY ALASKA A dispatch from Seattle says: Sale of the famous gold and silver mines of the Daly Alaska Mines Company near Hyder, Alaska, on an option to H. S. Denny, mining engineer of London. England, was announced Friday by Attorney Maurice D. Leehey, representing the Daly interests. The proyerty adjoins the Pre mier mine in British Columbia, which was also developed by Pat Daly. The Premier last year paid $3,150,000 in dividends, ac cording to Mr, Leehey. The London interests have shipped a considerable quantity of mining machinery to the new pro perty. They will operate under an option to purchase the mine for about $850,000. FORTY NIKE MINE IS ACQUIRED BE BRITISH CAPITAL M. R. Jamieson reports the sale of the Forty Nine group, owned by Sam Silvermau and associates of New York, to an English syndicate. A large amount of work, con sisting of two tunnels, drifts, up raises and Crosscuts, was done on the property in 1919 and '20 under the management of Harry Howson and several shoots of high-grade ore carrying native silver and ar gentite were opened up, as well as a large tonnage of milling ore de veloped. The properly has lain dormant since 1920 but it is un derstood that the new owners in tend undertaking extensive devel opment work. jeffersoFcalls AT ROTH SIDES OF LINE The Alaska Steamship Compa ny’s passenger and freight carriei Jefferson was in at midnight March 26 with one passenger for Hyder and 120 for other Alaskan ports. The ship calltti first at the Cana dian wharf, having 40 tons of freight to discharge there, principally oats for the Premier, 'i bn ty-sevec tons ware dischaiged at the Hyder wharf for local merchants, and the ship cleared for Ketchikan at 8:30 Tuesday morning. Wood delivered $4.5'T per rick. See Mooney, Srickson or McPhee, PERSONAL AND PERTINENT If it isn’t to be Found elsewhere try i The Midget Emporium. Dick Bell has left Ketchikan and gone to Los Angeles. John Erickson came down this week from the Indiah. Billy Black is cookihg on the lighthouse tender Fern. M. McLean and D. Fraser came down Monday from the Premier. Joe Green returned on the Jeff* erson from a business trip to Se attle. Butterflies and bumble bees have made their appearance, also a few j mosquitoes. Walter McDonald left Thursday j for Alice Arm. where he has min ing interests. Markus SaVovich, manager of the Golden Gate, returned Thurs day from a trip Outside. Harsy Smith, teacher of the pub lic school in Stewart, went Outside for the Easter holidays. Emil Olson is back from Maple Bay, having broken two ribs by going over the dump with a car. Harry Zeffert, the Stewart dry goods merchant, returned Thurs* Uily iruill cl UQ91UC93 111^ VSU191UV. Bill Hall, one of the oldtiir.o miners of the camp, mushed over from Stewart this week for a visit. Jas. Aitken, of the Dominion telegraph service, reports that the bears have oome out of their dens Jake Hawkinson, proprietor of the Exchatige Grill in Stewart, re* turned Thursday from a business trip to Vancouver. Mrs. Marie Vincent has had the street planked solid in front of the Miners' Home and autos can now turn there with no difficulty. B. D. Clegg, representing the Canadian Ingersoll Rand Company, was a round trip passenger from Vancouver on the Prince Rupert. Jack Winn, in the customs ser vice at Rupert, who has been re lieving W. A. Noble at Silver Heights, returned to his home Wednesday. J. A. McDonald. who has been mining at the Mobile for more than five months, came down this week and intends making a trip to his old home in eastern Canada. Miss Elizabeth Pitt daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Dale L. Pitt, who has been attending school in Rupert, is spending the Easter holidays with her parents at the Premier mine. Lee Baleh has a wire to the eff ect that the Jeffersen. which was to leave Seattle for Hyder April 7, will not call here, but that the Latouche will leave for this port April 10. Ice cream. Any quantity, at all timer, Silver Grill, The Hyder residents who had been attending the court session in Ketchikan returned Wednesday. Deputy Marshal Mcbonald also came over, but went back on the same boat. In front of the Golden Gate room* ing house a slanting stretch of ice caused a sled, heavily loaded with \ supplies for the Indian mine, in cluding two ore cars, to slip from the road and turn over, spilling the load and breaking a large plate glass window. L. Jessen, of Boyle Bros. (Can* ada) Ltd,, diamond drill contrac tors, arrived this week on the Mat* inion from Anfolc, Mr. Jessen has been away since last fall, visiting the Granby and Britannia mines and the Cassidy coal mine where Boyle Bros, have machibes Work ing. He came here to inspect the work at the Premier. 0. Besner, proprietor of the New Knox Hotel in Prince Rupert, ae eompanied by his wife and two daughters, was in camp during the dtay of the Prince Rupert Thursday. Mr. Besner has great faith in the future of this camp and is figuring on going into busi ness here. He is the kind of a live wire who would be a valuable ac quisition, should the town secure him as a resident. CONTRACT FINISHED iN SUNSHINE TUNNEL The Azurite, of the Granby Com pany’s fleet, was in this week, pick* ing up three miners for work at the Maple Bay mine, and bringing in E. J. Conway, field engineer for the company, who returned to Anyox on the Marraion. While here Mr. Conway checked up the work on the Sunshine, where the contract for 150 feet of underground work has been completed. The tunnel cut a vein of good copper ore, alongside of which a drift was run, crosscuts being driven occas ionally to determine the width of the ore body, which was found to vary i? om four feet to a few in ches. Mr. Conway has decided to do no more underground work un til a considerable amount of sur face prospecting by means of open cuts c .n be done. The contrac tors. -t ibert Peterson, Arved John son und Olaf Stroe, have come down to Stewart. Cabin to rent. Bluntly Charlton. Don't go home hungry. Get a lunch a the Ocean View. Large coal heater, now in Salmon River Store, for aale. Em cat Blue. 30—30 U. S. rifle for aale, $20. North ern Pool Hall CM FORMED TAKES CONTROL OF TELLOWSTONE Completing a successful trip of several months' duration in the east, M. R» Jamieson returned Thursday. Pat Daly, who ac companied him, is expected back in about six weeks. In Pittsburg they interested capital in the Yel lowstone group and organized the Daly Yellowstone Mining Com pany, with a capitalization of $2,000,000, incorporated Under laws of Delaware and registered in British Columbia. Develop ment work and the establishment of a permanent camp will be un dertaken upon the return of Pat Daly, which will be as soon as supplies can be taken in. The Yellowstone was located by Wm. Murphy, and adjoins the Forty Nine group on the west. A considerable amount of surface work consisting of open cuts has been done, exposing a series of veins carrying galena and grey copper, with some native silver and argentite visible. The new company, with Pat Daly as man ager, intends going after the ore in a business-like manner this sum mer and an extensive development program has been mapped out, PERMIT ISSUED File Fiesi st, IMPROVEMENT Permission to complete the pub lic improvement started last (all by the Hyder Commercial Associa tion, involving the planking of First street and connecting it with the government approach to the Batch & Dorey wharf has been received, as per the following tele gram: Juneau, March 28, H. H. Howard, Secretary Hyder Com mercial Association: Permit for proposed roadway as requested in your application of December 6, has been issued on this date and will be forward ed by the next mail, 6:1 5 p. m. U. S. Engineers’ Office. ASSOCItTHETIKG A meeting of the Hyder Com ' mercial Assoiation has been called i for Thursday evening, April 8, in Moose hall. There will be an open * discussion and everyone in the Whole town is urged to attend, MOOSE SMOKER ENLIVENED BV BOXING BOOTS The local lodge of the Loyal Order of Moose, on Monday, March 26, had installation ef officers, fol* lowed by a smoker at the Ocean View Hotel, which was the most successful smoker staged here fot some years. The retiring dictator, Ernest Blue, made a very eloquent speech on the principles of the order. P. S. Jack, his succesfor in office, also spoke, expressing the hope that he would be able to keep up the good work done by his pre^ decessor and maintain the high standard of excellence set for him In adoition to the usual song* and jokes attendant at such g«th* eiings, three exhibition sparring matches were staged, with Win-, Bunting officiating as referee. The first match, between Arthur Bayn* ton, affectionally known as “Old Man Baynton” and Bobby Kerr, eaused lots of hilarity. The floor being rather slippery, neither con testant wos able to keep his feet, though both showed that they knew their business. The second match, between Nels Gunderson and Harold Blanton, wes very good, both contestants showing plenty of class and keeping the spectators on their tip-toes with excitement. Blanton appeared to have a shade the best of the argument, although the referee's decision of a draw was cheerfully accepted by the crowd. The last match, between Sam McNeill, runaef-up in the Canadian expeditionary forces championship, and V.R. Nicholson, “Nick the Barber,” was a show in itself. Both showed no mean knowledge of the the game, but Nick left the impression that he would clown at his own funeral, Messrs. Ridley and Cameron, the jazzist and the artiste, both officiated at the piano and gave excellent renderings in their re spective lines. SUMMER SCHEDULE FOR GRAND TRUNK BOATS The Canadian National Railways have issued their schedule for the present season covering the coast ship system. Starting April 16 either the Prince Rupert or Prince George will call at Stewart every Sunday at 7 a. m. until the sailing north from Vancouver June 4, when the summer schedule will come into effeot, bringing a ship to Stewart on Saturday mornings at 7 o’clock. In October the time table will switch back to that used | in the spring sailings. I Lawrence, the Watehtnaker.