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Great Success Attends Annual
Dominion Day Picnic���Large
Crowd Present at Hospital Park
Good Attendance, Representative of All Parts of District, Supports the
Celebration on Monday Last in Aid of Funds
of Red Cross Society
Kispiox Valley
Happenings in and about
the Coming Center of
A record crowd attended the
Dominion Day picnic in Hospital
Park. Thougn the weather was
none too promising at the commencement and one or two showers interspersed the proceedings,
the clouds thinned rapidly towards the middle of the afternoon and the affair terminated
in a blaze of sunlight.
Shortly after one p.m. numerous automobiles commenced to
arrive at the paik, where a committee of ladies promptly tagged
the occupants thereof. The park
Mas resplendent in its green and
formed a fitting setting to the
bright colors of the ladies' dresses as the crowd flitted aboat from
sideshow to sideshow, to refreshment booth and racetrack.
The grounds were soon merry
with the happy laugher of the
people, the crack of the rifles at
the shooting range,the humorous
pleadings of the wheel-game
managers to come and take a
chance and the pleasant tenor
voice of Announcer Chettleburgh.
The refreshment tent was a
scene of great activity, the staff
of assistants being continually
under bombardment, with such
shrapnel and machine gun fire as
"Two icecreams, please," "Gimme a cone," "A coupla bottles of
In such manner did the afternoon pass. The racecourse was
no whit less busy than the refreshment tent.and the sideshows
also received popular support.
At the conclusion of the program everybody sat down to an
excellent al fresco supper.
As an appropriate conclusion
to the day's activities a grand
dance was held in Assembly
Hall, which was crowded to capacity. Dancing was continued
until nearly daylight.
Mrs. Chappell played at the
dance, circumstances preventing
the attendance of Messrs. Dood-
s6n and Pearl, of Smithers, who
had arranged to assist with the
Following is the list of committees:
Race Committee���Starters: F.
B. Chettleburgh, R. J. Rock;
Judges: J. E. Kirby, A. D. Chappell, Dr. Ferrier.
Refreshments���Mrs. J. C. K.
Sealy, Mrs. C. W. Homer,  Mrs.
D. B. Morkill, Mrs.  W. Sharpe,
Jno. Newick.
Gate and Collection���Mrs. W.
W. Anderson, Mrs. A. Leverett,
Mrs. R. G. Moseley, Miss H.Cunningham, Miss F. McDougall.
Sideshows���Pte. Sam. Cooling,
W. Wattie, H. A. Duhamel.
Dance���H. A. Duhamel, W. A.
Supper���Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,
Dr. Wrinch, assisted by volunteer
staff of aides.
The races and contests resulted
as under: I
Girls, 14 and undei���1, Helen
Grant; 2, Roberta Anderson; 3.
Alice Allen.
Boys, 14 and under���1, Philip
Hoskins; 2, Darrell Wall, 3, Bert
Girls, 10 and undet���1,N. Wattie; 2, Roberta Anderson; 3, Louise Wattie.
Boys, 10 and under���1, Darrell
Wall; 2, Geo. Hall; 3, Arthur
Girls, 8 and under���1, Francis
Pratt; 2, Mazel Cox; 3, Lois Anderson.
Boys,8 and under���l.Alf. Hall;
2, Harold Wrinch; 3, John Dale.
Girls,   6  and  under���1,   Lois
Anderson; 2, Helen Pratt.
Boys, 6 and under���I, Harold
Wrinch; 2, John Dale; 3. Frank
Girls, 5 and under���1, Helen
Pratt; 2, Helen Cline.
Boys, 5 and under���1, John
Dale; 2, Frank Dale.
Girls and Hoys, 3 and under���
1, Helen Pratt; 2, Jennie Wattie;
3, Alfred Hall.
Nurses' Race���1, Miss Macdonald; 2, Miss Davis.
Boys' Pop Race-1, Bert Wattie; 2,  Geo. Hall; 3, Darel Wall.
Girls' Needle Race���1, Louise
Wattie; 2, Ray Brunzell; 3, Alice
Married Ladies' Race���1, Mrs.
Wall; 2, Mrs. Pratt.
Single Ladies' Race���1. Miss
Richmond; 2, Miss Macdonald.
Men's Race, Open���W. Carroll.
Boys' Sack Race���1, Philip
Hoskins; 2, Bert Wattie; 3, Dar
rell Wall.
Human   Wheelbarrow Race���
1,  Philip
Wall; 2,Bert Wattie and D. Wall.
Ladies' Nail-driving Contest���
1, Mrs. Pratt; 2, Mrs. Little.
Bolster Fight���Philip Hoskins;
Geo. Hall.
Pony Race���1, Dominic Mesh-
ael; 2, Peter Morrison.
Horse Race���Ed. Sweet; 2,
David Louie.
(Special to Tlie Miner)
P. H. Sheehan visited the
ranchers at Four-Mile on. Tues-
dayof this week.
News of Town and Round About
Local News and Personal Movements in Hazelton
R. E. Williams, of Hubert, was
in Hazelton this week.
Howard Campbell left on Sunday for Prince Rupert.
Smithers for the Dominion Day
Fred Janze made a special trip
to Hazelton on Sunday last.
H. H. Jackson, after a brief
visit to his ranch, has returned
to his work at Swanson Bay.
Mrs. E. E. Orchard came down
from Smithers on Sunday.
James Hevenor was up the
Valley on Sunday last.
Mrs. Louis Mero.who has been
visiting Mrs. Fred Janze, has returned home to the ranch.
Mrs. James Hevenor, who was
visiting relatives at Port Essington for the last two weeks, has
returned to Hazelton.
John Vick,  of Smithers,
among the week's arrivals.
A. M.  Ruddy came up from
Skeena Crossing on Monday.
Dr. Stone, of Vanderhoof, was
a visitor in Hazelton this week.
Miss Stephens, of Prince Rupert, is visiting Mrs. R. E. Allen.
Robert Griffith came down on
Sunday from Smithers to attend
the picnic. He was accompanied
by Mrs. Griffith.
Miss E. Peel, of Regina, Sask.,
arrived on Sunday last to spend
her summer vacation with Mr.
and Mrs. R. S. Sargent.
The apple trees in Hazelton
are looking well. All are loaded
down with fruit of fine appearance, and a large crop is looked
The Kispiox River reached its
high-water mark last week, and
as a consequence crossing it at
the usual stations was exceedingly dangerous.
Those who predicted a late
haying season for the Valley are
now revising their estimates, and
figure that the harvesting of
timothy will be even earlier than
former years. All agree that it
will be a record crop.
G. W. Smith, of Fourth Cabin,
wat here for a few days during
the week.
Miss McNaghton, Miss Lennie
and Miss Kent arrived on Friday
from Vancouver, and are visiting
Miss M. and Miss L. Wentzel in
James May Fund
Reaches and Passes
the Century Mark
The James May Memorial Fund
has passed the hundred-dollar
mark, the total now reached being $101. Acknowledgment is
made to the receipt of amounts
of one dollar from each of the
following: Rev. R. C. Scott; Eugene Sullivan (Manson Creek),
So far 97 persons have subscrib
ed to the fund, but we feel sure
there are many more yet who are
desirous of contributing. James
May is dead, but his fame can
never lessen. The grave of the
venerated old pioneer in Hazelton cemetery is unmarked; we
want to distinguish it by erecting
a handsome tombstone over it,
so that the coming generations
shall   never   forget   where  his
lloski.,1  and   Bartell ashe8 "e, as they learn what he
did for this country.
But $100 will not go very far,
therefore we appeal again for
further support to this worthy
object. Send in your donation
to The Miner. All contributions
are limited to one dollar. We
will acknowledge them in these
Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Eby motored down from Smithers, to take
in the picnic.
W. A. Clements, of Vancouver, was a business visitor during the week.
Mrs. C. W. Homer, of Prince
Rupert, is the guest of her sister,
Mrs. J. C. K. Sealy.
Al. Falconer, Ben Peterson and
Fred Griffin have left for their
claims near Telkwa.
Mrs. Fakeley came up from
Meanskinisht on Monday and left
yesterday for Vancouver.
G. G. Rock went down to
Prince Rupert on Sunday, where
he played for the coast city ball
team against Metlakatla on Dominion Day.
Leonard Wrinch, son of Dr.
and Mrs. Wrinch, returned on
Monday from Vancouver, where
he has just completed his final
year in high school.
Miss Uren, former lady superintendent of Ladysmith Hospital,
arrived on Wednesday, to relieve
Miss Moore, while the the latter
lis on her vacation. Miss Moore
left on Friday for her fathers's
ranch in the Cariboo.
Among the holiday visitors in
Hazelton were Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Reid, of Smithers.
Fred. A. Rogers and Mrs. Rogers came down from Smithers
for the picnic on Sunday last.
Mrs. Westaway and children
and Miss Olson, of Prince Rupert are visiting Mrs. E. R. Cox.
Concentrator Busy
The Silver Standard concentrator is now engaged in treating
300 tons of silver-lead-zinc ore
from the American Boy Mine
(Harris Mines, Ltd). During
the week the remainder of five
cars of Silver Standard ore were
shipped to the States.
Miss Jean Grant, of the Union
Bank, Smithers, spent the holiday with herparentsin Hazelton.
Mrs. Jno. Newick left yesterday for Cranbrook, where she
will visit her sister, Mrs. (Rev.)
W. R. Lee.
The first cutting of alfalfa at
the Hospital Farm was made this
week and is an exceptionally
heavy crop.
Weekly Dances
A series of eight weekly dances
is being arranged, to take place
every Thursday evening, commencing on July 11. The school-
house has been obtained for the
purpose, and the dances will be
timed to start at 9:30 p.m.
Mrs. D. Halfyard
those who motored
was among
down from
School Meeting
The annual meeting of Hazelton public school will be held
in the schoolhouse, at 7 p. m.
on Saturday next, July 13th,
for the purpose of electing new
trustees in place of Mrs. Wrinch
and Auditor Maguire, whose terms
of office are expiring. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 6, 1918
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca  District  of
British Columbia,
By R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
and Hritish Possessions, Two Dollars *
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
$1.60 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cents per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday, July 6, 1918.
There beems to be a growing
epidemic of truth-telling in Germany. Two men in high German
circles have dared the wrath of
the iron hand and have told the
world and the German people
various facts not altgether calculated to please the German rulers.
A short time ago, Prince Lich-
nowsky, who was German ambassador to Britain on the outbreak of war, made a statement
in which he completely absolved
Britain of any share in precipitating the terrible cataclysm,
praised her in fact for her valiant
attempts to avert the struggle,
and blaming Germany as causing
the war.
The other day another German
of high standing braved the Imperial anger and told the reichstag that Germany had no chance
of winning the war on the  field.
Such declarations, corning as
they did from men in position to
know the complete facts, must
have startled the German people.
The men who have thus let the
cat out of the bag will no doubt
suffer for their "lese majesty,"
for it constitutes such. However, if the German people profit
by these statements the movement for the whole truth and
nothing but the truth in Germany
will assume such proportions that
Emperor William and his officials
will be compelled to tell their
people the-truth, and in so doing
will sign their own death warrants.
Truth will out, whether it be
sunk at the bottom of a  well or
'Ware You Picnickers
The Canada Food Board announces that a considerable number of public eating places, boarding houses, etc., which were required to have licences by July 1
have not yet sent in their applications. These licences became
operative on July 1, and on and
after that date it became illegal
for any person to operate without
a licence a public eating place or
boarding house.
The attention of the Canada
Food board has also been called
to the fact that the new regulations applicable'to food laws are
not being observed rigidly by
public entertainments and church
affairs. The regulations are as
binding to such affairs as to public eating houses,says the board,
and must be observed.
Copies of the new orderapplic-
able to picnics have been distributed to the police authorities, and
organizations are advised to communicate with the local police in
order to secure detailed informa-
tlan as to the regulations.
same revested in United States hy Act
of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty njllion feet of
commercial lumber. Containing some
of best land left in United States.
Large Map showing land by sections
and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
The Sultan of Turkey is dead
Got cold feet when   he  thought
about  what was  coming to him
and got out from under.
Certificate of Improvements
the Omineca Mining Division of Cassiar
Where located:���On Rocher de Boule
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C.i acting as agent"for James Dean,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 7931C,
and James Gilmore, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1095C, intends, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of March, A. D.
1918.       30-38 Dalby B. Morkill
camouflaged by the
lies of the
It was announced by President
Wilson on Tuesday that there
were over a million American
troops already in France. This
is a cause for much satisfaction.
The Allied armies have now concrete assurance of American military aid. With such reserves
the Allied leaders can face any
attack Germany makes. The
number of Americans in France
increases daily and as this number increases, our confidence in
the future, already high, grows
to boundless heights. The day
grows nearer when Germany's
cohorts will be swept back into
their own country, and the world
be freed of a long-standing menace. There is no hope for Ho-
henzollernism now.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until Noon, on
Friday, the 19th July, 1918, for the
conveyance of His Majesty's Mails, on
a proposed Contract for four years,
fortnightly each way, between
from the lst October next.
Printed notices containing further
information as toconditions of proposed
Contract may be seen and blank forms
of Tender may be obtained at the Post
Offices of Hazelton, Kispiox and New
Hazelton,and at the oflice of the undersigned.
P. 0. Inspector.
Post Office inspector's. Office,
Victoria, B. C, 31st May, 1918.
* ATION for  the  issue  of  a  fresh
Certificate   of  Title   for   Lot  3Z,
Block 3,  Town of Telkwa,   (Map
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title to the above lands, notice
is hereby g'ven that it is my intention
to issue after the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication hereof a
fresh Certificate of Title to the above
lots in the name of Pete Saari, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September,   1914,   and is numbered 6529-1.
Land' Registry Oflice, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
14-18 District Registrar.
Certificate of Improvements
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Caisltr District.
Where located:���On the southwestern
shore nf Babine Lake, and near Silver
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. I". Burden,
acting as agent for M. J. Kolb, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 7862C, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the MiningRecunlcr for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of December, A.
D. 1917. 16-25
Synopsis Of Coal Mining: Regulations
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
he described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the lights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
cutput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty   thereon.     If  the  coal mining
are  not  being  operated,   such
..i.i   t- -   * -i_i���j  _.- i���i.
be furnished at least
returns  should
once a year
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered nee
essary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Commercial Prini'ng a*
If you can't fight you can at least
stand behind the man
who fights for you.
The Canadian Patriotic Fund
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions-of dollars to keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.   E.  Kirby,  R.  E.  Allen.  J. K. Frost,   J. R. Barker,
and J. G. Powell.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The Canadian Red Cross
The Hazelton  Branch requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitarian
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell, Wm. Grant
Honorary Secretary: Miss W. Soal
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mesdames Wattie, Wrinch, Sealy, and Glassey; Rev. John
Field, W. Wattie, John Newick
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they rtturn. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: Wm. Grant
H. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
H. Welch, J. K. Frost, S.. Cline, W. Wattie
Some can fight, some can work or pay*
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What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
Baron Rhonnda, British food
controller, died on Tuesday, from
Secretary Baker says the U.S.
is now six months ahead of its
original program for shipping
City employees in Winnipeg
have received wage increases of
from 10 to 16 per cent.
Captain Bishop, V.C., D.S.O.
and bar, M. C, the premier Allied airman, and a Canadian, who
has 72 German airplanes to his
credit, has been awarded the
Distinguished Flying Cross.
Dr. Beland, former postmaster
general of Canada, who was a
prisoner of war in Germany and
was recently exchanged, has arrived in England.
Fourteen U.S. destroyers were
launched on Thursday as a part
of the July 4 celebration.
British Columbia steam engineers are now on strike.
Civilian potato rations in Germany have been reduced from
seven pounds a week to three
There is a strong movement in
Australia for prohibition.
There are now 157,748 foreigners in Holland as a result of the
war, including 100,000 refugees,
3.130 British prisoners of war,
1,670 prisoners of war, 30,523
interned Belgians, 1,428 British
interned and 6,640 Belgian families.
British casualties during June
totalled 141,147. compared with
166,802 in May.
The Duke of Devonshire reviewed an American battalion in
Montreal on Saturday, the U. S.
soldiers being accorded a hearty
American troops are now on
the Italian front.
June inland revenue receipts
totalled $3,058,031, an increase
of $838,471 over June 1917, says
One hundred thousand residents of Shanghai have joined
the American Red Cross.
Heavy rains which have fallen
on the prairies have broken a
long drought which had threatened the crops.
Damage to the extent of $20,-
000 was done by fire at the plant
of the Imperial Oil Co. in Vancouver on Tuesday.
Steamers   sailing between   Seattle, Victoria, ��
Vancouver,   Ocean   Falls,     Swanson     Bay, H
Prince Rupert, Anyox, Ketchikan, Wrangell, -
Juneau, Skagway. -
Leave Prince Rupert:   For Swanson Bay,   Van- ~
5    couver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Monday. fi
S|    For Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Saturday. U
=     For Anyox 12:00 noon every Friday. 3
=     For Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 Noon every Wednesday 3
a     For Naden Harbor ana  Masset Inlet points 10 a.m. July 3rd,12th,24th, 3
��j        August 2nd, 14th, 23rd, Saptember 4th, 13th, 25th, October 4th. 3
m    For Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Sandspit,  Cumshewa, Pacofi, M
=        Atli Inlet, Lockeport, Jedway, Ikeda, P. M. July 6th, 15th,27th,Aug- =
2 ust 5th, 17th, 26th, September 7th, 16th, 28th, October 7th. ��
3 Arrive Prince Rupert from the South 8:00 a.m. every Wednesday 5
= and 9:00 A.M. every Friday. 5
5 Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at 7:10 P. M. Monday, 9
�� Wednesday, Friday. Westbound 8:40 A. M. Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. =
=    For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to 3
1      G. A. McNicholI.ABSt. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent.Prince Rupert, B.C. =
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service (o and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
Get your letterheads printed at
"Printing of Merit"
Hazelton Hospital
for any period from one month upward at $1 p��r
month In advance. This rate includes oflice consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hotpital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the PoBt Office or the Drupr Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Pr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the
James G* Powell
Provincial Assayer.    Analytical
New Hazelton, B.C.
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank,
(e) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
An influenza epidemic which
started in the Midlands is said to
be spreading in England.
Many forest fires are burning
in sections of the southern part
of the province.
There are more war gardens
this year than ever before in the
history of the province.
The Prince of Wales may visit
the U.S. shortly.
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at R. S. Sargent's.
$2     The Miner $2 a year.      $2
The Omineca Miner
The best medium for Home and Out-of-Town
Advertisers*      We carry the News*
Job Printing of the Highest Quality.
Assortment of Veterinary Supplies-
Equine Cough Syrup
Liniment, Antiseptic,
Healing Salve, Blister
Compound, Colic Relief.
Up-to-Date  Drug Seres
Hazelton     -       -       -       .C.
Now  Open Under New Management
Omineca Hotel
Remodelled, Refurnished, Redecorated
Every provision for the comfort
of Ladies and Gentlemen
Writing and Smoking Lounge With Large Open
Large Sample Room Well Lighted
Military Service Act, 1917.
Men 19 and 20 Years of Age.
Harvest Leave.
Leave of Absence on Ground of Extreme Hardship.
Procedure to obtain Leave of Absence.
Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.
It has come to the attention of the Government that there is a widespread
impression that young men of nineteen years, and those who became twenty
since October 13, 1917, as well as those who may become nineteen from time to
time and who have been or will be called upon to register under the Military
Service Act, are to be immediately called to the colours.
This impression is quite incorrect. No date has yet been fixed for calling
upon such men to so report for duty, nor has the question been brought before
the Cabinet for decision. In view of the need of labour on the farm, it is most
unlikely that consideration will be given to the matter until after the harvest is
over, although of course the Government's action must be determined primarily
by the military situation.
There is no further obligation incumbent upon young men of the a,<res
above mentioned who have registered or who do so hereafter, until they receive
notice from the Registrars.
Harvest Leave.
Some enquiries have been received as to the possibility of granting harvest
leave to such troops as may be in the country at that time. No definite assurance can be given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they
become available. On the other hand, harvest leave will be given if at all
Leave of Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.
It is desired that the Regulations respecting leave of absence in casosof hardship should be widely known and fully understood. Such leave will be granted
in two cases:��� (a) where extreme hardship arises by reason of the fact that the
man concerned is either the only Bon capable of earning a livelihood, of a father
killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training for
such service, or under treatment after returning from overseas; or the only
remaining of two or more brothers capable of earning a livelihood (the other
brother or brothers having been killed or disabled on service, or being presently
in service overseas, or in training for overseas or under treatment after his or
their return from overseas); brothers married before 4th August, 1914, living in
separate establishments and having a child or children not to be counted,
in determining the fact that the man is the "only" remaining son or brotherj
(b) where extreme hardship arises by reason of exceptional circumstances such as
the fact that the man concerned is the sole support of a widowed mother, an
invalid father or other helpless dependents.
It is to be noted that in all thes-e cases the governing factor is not hardship,
loss or suffering to the individual concerned, but to others, that is. members of
his family or those depending upon him.
Procedure to obtain leave of absence.
A simple system for dealing with these cases has been adopted. Forms of
application have been supplied to every Depot Battalion and an officer of each
battalion has been detailed whose duty it is to give them immediate attention.
The man concerned should on reporting to his unit state that he desires to apply
for leave of absence on one or more of the grounds mentioned and his application
form will then bo filled out and forwarded to Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. In
the meantime, if the case appears meritorious, the man will be given provisional
leave of absence for thirty days so that he may return home and continue his
civil occupation while his case is being finally disposed of.
Issued by Department of Militia and Defence,
���Department of Justice.
It is claimed  that the people | A New Bread
of the United States for the past     Canada goes on war rations on
six months having been shipping j July  15, so far as further use of
to the Allies 11,000,000 bushels
of wheat monthly saved off their
tables by the use of substitutes.
Do your bit; use more substitutes and
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white bread is concerned. On
and after that date it will be impossible to buy a loaf of bread
made purely from white wheat
flour. "Victory bread" will take
its place.
The new Canada Food Board
order puts a ban on white bread
by the simple process of requiring
that all bakers,confectioners and
housekeepers must buy at least
one pound of substitutes for every four pounds of standard flour
such as is being used now, and
the order also requires that, in
the making of bread, the two ingredients must be used in at
least this proportion.
Didn't Like Automobiles:
Horse Shows Dislike
by Dumping Buggy
Over Hillside
$2     The Miner, $2 a year.
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Miners' and Prospectors' Supplies
Cook Stoves and Heaters
Farming Machinery
Rev. R. C. Scott has a horse
that is a little auto-shy. Last
Sunday evening, while driving
up the hill leading out of town
on his way home from church the
worthy pastor had a bad spill as a
result of his horse's anti-auto
proclivities. Half way up the
hill the gallant steed espied his
mortal enemy ahead of him and
promptly backed down the grade.
Under the stress of the moment,
however, his judgment was a
little faulty, and he backed the
j buggy and its occupants over the
11 side of the hill. Luckily no injury befell either Rev. or Mrs.
Scott, who was with her husband,
but that was no fault of the
Ogilvie _ Government Standard
"Bo Your Bit-Plant a Garden"
Come and examine our large assortment of Seeds
 We Carry	
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British Columbia Directory
Compiled and Printed In British Columbia���endorsed  by  13. C. Government, Boards of Trade, Manufacturers Association and other bodies
of official data, covering agriculture, Lands, Timber,
Mining, Fishing, Shipbuilding and Public Works, prepared by the various Department*. This section will
cover fully the development in British Columbia.
GAZETTEER, describing over 1900 cities, towns, villages,
and settlements within the province, showing location,
distance from larger points, how reached and by what
lines, synopsis of local resources, population, etc.
ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY of all business and professional men, Farmers, Stock Raisers, Fruit Growers,
etc., in all towns and districts.
CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY of Manufacturers, Retailers,
Producers, Dealers and Consumers, listing all products
from the raw material to the finished article.
INCORP6RATED CITIES-All gazetteer information in
Directory of the incorporated cities of the Province
will be prepared by either the City Council or the
Board of Trade, thereby official.
trade names alphabetically. If you want to know the
manufacturer or selling agent of a trade-name article,
look up this section.
continue to advertise British Columbia outside of the
Province, in order that tourists and settlers will continue to come. With this aim in view, a copy of the
directory will be placed in the leading Libraries and
Boards of Trade throughout the Canadian Prairies,
Eastern Canada, the United States and abroad. The
Directory will he used by prospective touriBts and set-
lers as an oflicial guide of the Province.
The subscription price of the Directory is $10, express paid.
Address your order to
210-212 Metropolitan Bldg. Vancouver
Loses Son in Accident
Our deepest sympathy is extended to F. W. Dowling Superintendent of the Yukon Telegraph
Service, in the loss of his second
eldest son, Lieut. Jack Dowling,
who was killed recently in an
airplane accident in England.
Lieut. Dowling, who had but
lately joined the Royal Naval
Flying Corps, enlisted in Prince
Rupert in the battalion commanded by Col. Cy. Peck, M.P., in the
First Contingent, and had seen
twenty-seven months service in
France before being gazetted to
the flying corps.
Closing Exercises
Closing exercises were given
at the closing of Hazelton public
school for the summer vacation
on Friday of last week. Mrs.
(Dr.) Wrinch, of the board of
trustees, spoke most ably to the
pupils and parents attending and
Dr. Service, who had but recent-
arrived with his family from
China, also addressed those present. One of the features of the
excellent program was a duet in
Chinese sung by two of Dr. Service's daughters, which was ap-
lauded heartily.
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Get Beliind ihe Wheel
RY it just once! Ask your friend to let you "pilot" his
car on an open stretch. You'll like it, and will be surprised how easily the Ford is handled and driven.
If you have never felt tho thrill of driving your own car,
there is something good in store for you. It is vastly
different from juat riding���being a passenger. And especially so if you drive a Ford.
Young boys, girls, women and even grandfathers���thousands of them���are driving Ford cars and enjoying it. A
Ford stops and starts in traffic with exceptional ease and
smoothness, while on country roads and hills its strength and
power show to advantage.
Buy a Ford and you will want to bo behind "the wheel"
-   $575
Touring  -
-  $595
-  $770
Sedan  - -
-   $970
Chassis   -
-  $535
One-ton Truck $750
R, S, Sargent, Ltd, Dealers, Hazelton
I Express, General  Drayage and Freighting
We are prepared to supply private  !
and  public  conveyances   day  and
Our stages meet  all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch, $6,00 a cord
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
AililreHg all communications to Ifazalton.
Ruddy & MacKay:
A Few Figures
Generally throughout Canada
in May there was a brisk demand
for labor. While there was a
considerable increase in the number of industrial disputes during
May and in the loss of time, the
record was better than May of
last year. There were in existence during the month 37 strikes,
affecting 14,583 workpeople; as
compared with 15 strikes, affecting 7,315 people, during April.
The time loss for May was 104,-
working days, as compared with
257,069 in May, 1917, and 15,671
in April this year.
In May, the cost of the weekly
budget of staple goods was $12.66,
compared with $12.57 for April
and $11.82 for May, 1917.
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at It. S. Sargent's.
t    Lowes   rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer f
T                to Vancouver, and Canadian Pacific Railway. f
Meals and Berth included on Steamer. *
f     S.S. "Sophia" sails from Prince Rupert May 3rd, 14th, 2ith, ,Iune4th, f
t,     15th, 29th.    S.S. "Princess Alice" sails for Vancouver June 2, July 6. 2
f     S.S. "May" sails   for Vancouver May 5,-12.19, 2G, June 2, 9,10, 23, 30. 4
ftTf   Above sailings are subject to change or cancellation without notice ���
W. C. Orchard General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., pHnce Rupert }
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25 Miles
���TO To Hazelton    L
36 to 68 per
cent more
20 to 25 miles to a gallon of
gasoline is a frequent occurrence with the Ford car. One
man (name on request) reports
an average of 33 miles per gallon for 20,000 miles. Surely
this is a record that few, if
any other makes of cars, ever
It demonstrates the economy
of owning and driving a Ford.
You can  average 1000 milei
more travel on Ford-size tires.
The saving on oil and repairs is proportionately large.   Tha
name   "Ford"  stands for lowest cost and greatest service.
p5acs_3_B^f' Ford Motor Car Co,
Jf of Canada, Ltd.
lfy   FORD   -   -   -    ONTARIO
R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR HAZELTON, B.C.       -       Ual Dealer
One gallon of gasoline
has done it


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