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VOL. VI, NO. 8
Hazelton's Chief Constable Was
Taken into Custody on
Serious Charge
Shortly after ten o'clock last
night Chief Constable Minty was
taken into custody by Acting
Constable Kirby and hailed before
Acting Judge Sargent at the
Hazelton Hotel, the charge being
that he had, while holding the
position of chief constable at
Hazelton, "discharged his duties
in a highly creditable, efficient
and satisfactory manner." Charlie Cullen acted as crown prosecutor, and, in spite of a brilliant
plea for mercy presented by F.
B. Chettleburgh for the defence,
the judge sentenced the accused
to two years hard smoking, a
handsome meerschaum pipe being
provided by the court for that
purpose. The large audience
that had gathered for the occasion
then sat down to an enjoyable
repast, after which toasts to
"The King" and "Chief Minty"
were proposed. Dr. Wrinch, H.
B. Campbell, S. H. Hoskins and
S. J. Martin were called upon by
Toastmaster H. H. Little, and
each responded, expressing his
appreciation, good will, and regrets
at the departure of Chief Minty
from the district. After F. B.
Chettleburgh had favored with a
comic skit the gathering broke
up with "Auld Lang Syne" and
three cheers for the guest of the
Chief Constable Minty, who
has been in charge of Hazelton
police district for the past two
years and a half, leaves today
for South Fort George, where he
will take charge of the combined
Fort George and Tete Jaune
Cache district. H. Taylor, chief
constable at Tete Jaune Cache,
will arrive here in a ftw days to
lake charge of the local district.
The best wishes of his many
friends go with Chief Minty to
his new post.
Coroner's Inquest
The coroner's inquest on the
death of the Jap who threw himself under the eastbound passenger train at Pacific last week
was concluded on Monday, the
jury finding that he came to his
death by placing himself in front
of the train and, from evidence
produced, had clearly contemplated suicide.
Red Cross Tag Day
The sum of $62 was realized on
Thursday for the British Red
Cross. Complete returns have
not been received from the sur-
roundingdistrict, which ladies are
now "tagging". A detailed report will be published next week.
London: Germany's Polish
Legion has collapsed. After long
effort, and with much coercive
pressure, Germany and Austria
succeeded in enrolling 18,000
Poles. Four brigades mutinied
at the beginning of October, and
were disarmed and imprisoned.
The remainder are considered
Bucharest: Roumanians have
taken the offensive in the Oituz
valley, through which the Austro-German forces invaded Roumania. The invaders were driven
back over the frontier. The
repulse of Turks in other parts
of the front is also reported.
Paris: The Servians have captured the plateau and village of
Velyeselo, on the western end of
the Macedonian front, putting
the Bulgarians to rout. Heavy
losses were inflicted on the enemy.
Heavy fighting is reported on
the Cerna.
London: General Haig, in a
review of the fighting on the
Somme since the end of September, says that there have been
many long, heavy battles, in
which the enemy resisted stubbornly until surrounded. A large
number of prisoners has been
taken. The Teutons delivered
counter-attacks repeatedly, but
were generally stopped by our
artillery and machine gun fire.
On the few occasions when the
British positions were penetrated
the bayonet drove the enemy
out. Bad weather has been
London : On the French
front last evening Stuff and
Schwatien redoubts were heavily
shelled by the enemy. During
the night we made two small
raids on trenches in the neighborhood of Loos.
New York: The Cunard liner
Alaunia has been sunk by amine
in the English Channel.
London: King Constantine of
Greece, in an interview with the
British minister at Athens, complained bitterly of the action of
the Allies in recognizing the provisional government. A Saloniki
despatch says,in future the Allies
will address all proposals regarding the course which Greece shall
take to the Venizelos revolutionary government.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Berlin: General von Luden-
dorf has joined lis chief, Von
Hindenburg, in opposing a more
ruthless prosecution of submarine
warfare. He says that criticism
is demoralizing the army, and
urges unity of effort and less talk
of the military program.
Amsterdam; The Kaiser visited the Champagne front on
Wednesday. The emperor appeared to be in excellent spirits
and in an address to the troops
expressed the greatest confidence
in the final result of the war.
Soldiers' Aid Tea
The ladies of the W.A. are
giving the second Tea on behalf
of the Soldiers' Aid next Wednesday afternoon from 3 to 5.30,
in St. Andrew's Hall,at a charge
of 25 cents for each person.
The first Tea was pronounced
"a decided success", but the
ladies are sure the second will
surpass it. The proceeds are to
supplement the sum already subscribed to purchase gifts for our
men serving under the colors.
Contributions of refreshments
from the ladies will be welcomed
at the hall between 2 and 3 p.m.
Don't forget to send along the
two-bits if you cannot go yourself!
Concert is Postponed
The concert and dance which
were announced for Halloween
have been postponed, in favor of
the Red Cross ma��a.uqrde at New
Hazelton, arranged for the same
day. The date of the concert will
be announced later.    *
Telegraphic Briefs
London, Oct. 21:���It has been
decided that henceforth Germans
will be excluded from enjoying
scholarships at Oxford University under the Rhodes Trust
London, Oct. 21:���The Duke
and Duchess of Connaught and
Princess Patricia have arrived
here safely.
Marsailles, Oct. 20:���A court
martial has unanimously condemned to death Mme. Gomeno
Sanchez, for spying.
M. W. Sutherland returned
from the Golden Wonder group
yesterday, and reports that de-
elopment is progressing favorably.
Paris, Oct. 20:���Yesterday a
French pilot brought down his
fourteenth enemy machine on the
western front.
London, Oct. 20:���In German
East Africa the Belgians in the
north and the Union troops under
Smuts are clearing the country
of the small German forces left.
Owing to the Rev. Frank, of
the Smithers Methodist Church,
being transferred to Merritt.Rev.
M. Pike will, starting on Oct. 29,
preach alternate Sundays at Hazelton and Smithers. Dr. Sager
will take the local services during
Mr. Pike's absence.
Smelter for the North
Preliminary investigations regarding the erection of a lead
smelter in Northern B. C. are
now being carried on by American capitalists.and it is considered
altogether likely that next spring
will see arrangements completed.
The location has not yet been
decided on. Statistics of producing properties in this district
will shortly be compiled, and
along with those from the coast
and other parts of the north, will
be the deciding factor in choosing
the location.
Mining Notes
Work is progressing favorably
at the Rocher de Boule mine,
which has been suffering for
some time through a shortage of
men. The mine is now working
with practically a full force, and
steady shipments are being made.
The lower tunnel is now in over
1500 feet and rapid progress is
being registered.
The camp on the Armagosa
group is now practically completed, and development work
will be proceeded with at once.
A good-sized crew will be employed.
Mrs. Nelson left for Vancouver
on Tuesday.
Harry Orm, of Priestley, came
in on Sunday.
A. Blume, of Idaho, is spending a few days in town.
Lome Fulton is now a sergeant
in the Army Medical Corps.
Miss Msrgaret Allen returned
from Prince Rupert last week.
H. D. Lenhart, of Remo.was a
business visitor in town this
Sam Long was in from Francois Lake for a couple of days
this week.
Chas. Cullen, inspector of preemptions, arrived in Hazelton on
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Jones, of
Skeena Crossing, were visitors
here this week.
George Dover of the provincial
forestry service, came in on
Wednesday's train.
Jack Robbins, who came in
from Francois Lake a week ago,
left for Telkwa yesterday.
Dalby B. Morkill left for Vancouver on Tuesday. He expects
to be away several months.
W. H. Toby,divisional engineer
for the G. I'.P., was here on official business on Wednesday.
H. E. Carlton, who is interested in the Comeau property, arrived from Prince George on
Mrs. R. J. Rock and Mrs. Cox
returned today from Rocher de
Boule mine, where they were
the guests of Mrs. D.J.Williams.
Mrs. (Dr.) Wrinch forwarded
this week $34, subscribed by the
ladies of the district, to the
Duchess of Connaught's Prisoners of War Fund.
J. F. Maguire received a cable
this week informing him of the
death of his only son, who was
with the motor boat patrol branch
of the naval service.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reid and
Mrs. W. H. Sharpe returned on
Tuesday from a hunting trip to
the Sealy ranch. Grouse are not
very plentiful in the Valley this
The Hazelton Pool Room, with
H. B. Campbell as manager, is
opening up today opposite the
Hazelton Hotel. Two pool tables
and one American billiard table
are being installed, and a complete line of tobaccos, cigars and
confectionery will be c arried.
Are Extending Business
Ruddy & MacKay have taken
over the livery business of J. H.
Bush at Skeena Crossing, and in
future will run it in conjunction
with their Hazelton and New
Hazelton business. A. M. Ruddy
will be in charge of the Skeena
Crossing end of the concern. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.5(1 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, October 21, 1916.
No. 8
There is much information for the layman in an address
recently delivered by John Hays Hammond, the noted mining
engineer. Dealing with mines from the investors' point of view,
Mr. Hammond said:
It is important for the investor in mining properties to distinguish between the two classes of mining investments���prospects
and mines. By the term "prospect" the miner designates ore
deposits only partially explored or developed. Obviously, investments
in this class of mining are always of a speculative character,and for
this reason are often referred to as mining gambles. The capital
required to purchase and develop a prospect is,of course, much less
than that required for the purchase of a developed mine and the
installation of the mining and reduction plant necessary for its
While financial loss in each particular case of failure in investments of this character is smaller, the losses are,nevertheless,more
frequent, because of the greater inherent risks than in the case of
developed mines. This kind of mining should be confined to such
capitalists or exploration companies as can afford to incur the risk
of several failures before attaining final compensating success.
It is difficult, at times impossible, to define at what point in the
stage of its development a prospect ends and a mine begins. It is
not always the amount of development work alone upon a property
that determines in which category it belongs. For example, some
classes of ore deposits, owing to their peculiar geological features,
possess such reliability in respect ol the persistency of ore deposits
as to warrant the investor in regarding them as mines and not as
mere prospects, in spite of a relatively small amount of exploratory
work actually performed. The famous ore deposits of the Wit-
watersrand, in the Transvaal, are examples of mines of this kind.
But, in general terms, a property may be dignified by the
appelation of mine only when it is sufficiently developed to enable
the engineer to make a calculation of the value of the ore reserve,
and, in addition to this, to form an opinion as to the continuation of
the ore body in depth beyond the limits of the ore in sight���i.e.,
ore reserves with such a degree of probability as to practically
assure the return of the capital invested in the purchase of the
property and the erection of necessary mining and reduction plants.
In their reports mining engineers and experts divide the ore into
three classes: first, ore blocked out; second, probable ere; third,
possible ore.
The ore blocked out is usually referred to as "ore in sight,"
and can be accurately determined by a competent expert through a
careful and exhaustive system of sampling.
In his estimates of probable ore the engineer is confronted with
different conditions, because here certainty stops and conjecture
begins. In determining probable ore much depends upon the
personal equation of the engineer. Some engineers are inclined to
allow as probable ore the ore embraced in a block of ground lying
below that actually blocked out to a depth of from twenty-five to in
rare cases upward of a hundred feet. Such estimates would depend
in a large degree on the opinions of the engineers as to the
persistency of the payable ore bodies.
In the case of "possihle ore," estimates are obviously highly
speculative,and yet I would prefer to take the conjecture.or guess,
if you please, of some few engineers because of their "exceptional
expertness", as to how much importance is to be attached to the
occurrence of possible ore than to accept from others less qualified
in this particular kind of mining clairvoyance an estimate of the
the "probable ore." Herein lies the ability of the trained engineer
to see "beyond the end of the pick", which was the limit of the ore
reserves and the probable ore of the old practical miner, who was
the mining expert of the past generation.
It is rarely that mining shares are offered to the investing
public on the basis of the net value of the ore reserves of the mine;
that is to say, the mining investor is not guaranteed the return of
his entire investment from the net profits to be derived from the
ore reserves alone. He must expect to assume the risk of a part
of his investment based on profits to be derived from probable ore
As it is very seldom that a mine can be purchased on the basis
of the net value of its ore reserves���i.e., for the net value in sight
���it is of great importance for the engineer to determine to what
extent he can include probable ore in his determination of the value
of the mine. It is, indeed, upon the degree of risk assumed in the
estimate of probable ore that the engineer has to decide whether he
is justified in recommending the purchase of the property. Possible
ore is not taken into the engineer's calculations. It may be that,
however,that is an extra inducement to his giving a favorable report.
Mining investments differ in another important particular from
those of nearly every other kind���their comparatively short life. It
is because of this feature that the rate of dividends in mining
should be higher than in other investments.
Breezy Briefs of Interest Culled
From the Happenings About
Francois, Ootsa & Burns
On Sept. 1, Miss J. Blayney,
the popular daugher of Mr. and
Mrs. Blayney.of Tatalaska Lake,
became the bride of Mr. Frank
Burroughs, a neighboring rancher. It was a great day, and
made the bachelors around feel
rather out of it.
Murdock Hay's cabin had a
narrow escape from destruction
last week. During his absence his
neighbors put out an incipient
blaze. Mr. Tuohy's buildings
h ere in the danger zone.
John Keefe has disposed of his
cattle, which had the earmarks
of a promising herd.
Hogs are now taking the attention of the ranchers, and it is
expected there will be a goodly
number here next year.
Throughout the present dry
spell there have been two instances where blue grass around
cabins saved them from fire, as
it is not so susceptible to frost
and keeps green lor.g after the
other vegetation has died.
The sympathies of all the set-
lers go out to Mr. and Mrs. Strong
in the loss of their little daughter.
S. Long returned on Thursday,
the 19th.
The ferry now makes four
round trips daily, leaving the
North side at 8.30 a.m., 10.30 a.
m., 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m., and
leaving the South side at 8 and 10
a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m.
R. P. Trimble, of Rocher de
Boule fame, has just made a trip
to the Babine Lake country, and
declares it to be well mineralized.
He thinks the present trail an J
ideal grade for a wagon road.
H. Boss has returned from one
of his old-time mysterious trips
to the Babine. Was it land or
mineral ?
Arrangements are being made
by the Northern Telephone Co.
to operate between Francois and
Burns lakes.
Mrs. Slaker returned on Wednesday with the new arrival,
Master Slaker.
Messrs. F.   Keefe  and Strong
are making good  progress  with
the  Roman  Catholic church on
the Indian Reserve.
Mrs. Carroll, of Burns Lake, is
visiting her parents.
The government road gang,
under W.Ellison,has come to the
end of its appropriation,but with
its accustomed co-operative spirit,is finishing up the grade around
the eastern end without pay, so
that the road shall be complete.
George Sand ford has returned
from the hills southeast of here,
and now anxiously awaits the
assays on his ore samples.
Hanson Bros, are preparing
winter quarters. They have secured 25 head of cattle.
Whitesail river is causing a I
hopeful spirit in this vicinity,
with its prospective zinc mine.
Mr. Garde, M.E., of Prince Rupert, has just returned from an
inspection trip. Provincial Government Geologist J. D. Galloway
considered it worthy of a trip.
On Sunday morning the first
rain fell since July 3rd, an unusually long dry spell.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Coal costs $50 a ton in Italy.
San Francisco now has an ice
Five more Canadian battalions
arrived safely in England this
Three were burned to death in
a hospital fire at Athabaska, Alberta.
There are now 300 Canadian
enlistments in the Royal Flying
Vancouver will attempt to raise
$400,000 for the Patriotic Fund
in 1917.
Wheat is selling at $1.60 in
Winnipeg and $3.50 per bushel in
Losses by hail in Saskatchewan
this year amount to more than
Over two hundred Ford cars
per day are turned out at the
Canadian factory.
The entire Australian wheat
crop has been purchased by the
British government.
There is a shortage of power
at Niagara Falls, both sides of
the river being affected.
A bank merger, in which the
Royal Bank is absorbing the
Bank of Quebec, is reported.
The government of the province
of Quebec will donate $1,000,000
to the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
The next meeting of the provincial legislature has been fixed
by proclamation for January 18.
A warrant has been issued for
Chicago's chief of police, charging
him with malfeasance of office.
Australian soldiers at the front
will be allowed to vote on a
referendum regarding conscription,
J. T. Scott, of "plugging"
fame, has been arrested at Che-
halis, Wash., on a charge of
A cyclone which swept over
the Danish West Indies on Monday caused damage estimated at
The Ross rifle has been discarded for use at the front. The
Canadian troops now use the
During September British and
French aviators brought down
322 enemy aeroplanes on the
western front.
German subjects are being asked to turn all gold ornaments into the Imperial treasury, to be
melted into coin.
Premier Scott of Saskatchewan
has resigned on account of ill
health. No successor has been
named at present.
The Dominion government is
planning to open an aviation
school and a factory for the manufacture of aeroplanes.
Great Britain has commissioned
Sir Sam Hughes to purchase over
a million pounds of fish for the
use of the troops at the front.
Orders for $60,000,000 worth of
munitions have been placed in
Canada during the past week by
the Imperial Munitions Board.
Victoria sportsmen are making
representationstothe government
with a view to having Vancouver
Island restocked with pheasants
Railway union officials have
given assurances that there will
be no strike of employees on Canadian railways during the progress of the war.
The Prince Rupert drydock will
be busy on repair work within a
week and it is hoped that this
large plant will be steadily engaged from now on.
The S.S. Kingtonian, which was
reported to have been sunk by
the U53, is now said to be safe,
not having been near the scene
of the latter's activities.
The wireless plant of the New
York Herald has been put under
a censor, because it sent out a
warning to Allied ships that the
U53 was operating off Nantucket.
The Duke and Duchess of
Connaught.accompanied by Princess Patricia, have made a fair-
well tour of the eastern cities.
They will return to England on a
A fraud order has been issued
against the Omineca Development
Co., of Fort George, by the post-
office authorities, and any mail
addressed to the concern will be
sent to the dead letter office.
Harry C. Evans, piano tuner,
will be in Hazelton on or about
Oct. 25. Now is the time to have
your piano tuned.
H. C. Evans.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Commercial Printing at
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
Provincial Assayer
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.
(c) 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
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the  matter of the  Administration
Act and in the matter of the  Estate
of Frederick Sinclair Wills Jennings,
deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s   Honour    Judge    Young,   dated
the sixth  day of October, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the  Estate
of Frederick Sinclair Wills Jennings,
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 31st day of October,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 18th October, 1916.
Official Administrator,
8-9 Hazelton, B.C.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter  of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate  of  Henry  Albert Kirkpatrick,
deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His     Honour   Judge    Young,   dated
the  12th  day of October, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of Henry Albert Kirkpatrick, deceased,
All persons having claims against
the said Estate are hereby requested
to forward the same, properly verified,
to me, before the 31st day of October,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said Estate are required to pay
the amounts of their indebtedness to
me forthwith.
Dated 18th October, 1916.
Official Administrator,
8-9 Hazelton, B. C.
Liquor License Application
Notice is  hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for a renewal of the
license for the sale of liquors by wholesale in and upon the premises known as
the  Hudson's  Bay Company's   store,
fituate  at  Hazelton,   B. C, upon the
lands described as lots 6 and 7, Hazelton townaite. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
Liquor Act���Section 41
Notice is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in
the hotel known as the Hazelton Hotel,
situate at Hazelton, in the Province of
British Columbia. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
Liquor Act���Section 41
Notice is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in
the hotel known as the Omineca Hotel,
situated at Hazelton, in the Province
of British Columbia. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Applicant.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Ratei.      Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
A sorrel horse branded double
I on left hip. Finder will be
rewarded for its return to Hag-
uel-Get or to Mooseskin Johnny
at Moricetown. **
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
j Hudson's Bay Company |
��   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors   ��
Certificate of Improvements    : =
CLAIMS, situate in thp Omineca Min-j =
ing Division of Omineca District. "
Where located:���On the West slope
of Rocher de Boule mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalbv B.
Morkill, B.C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton, B.C., Free Miner's Certificate No.
1979C, acting as agent for New Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Ltd. (non-personal liability), Free Miner's Certificate
No. 5598C, 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 for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 8B, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 3-11
Dated this 11th day of September,
A.D. 1916. D. B. Morkill.
| Anti-Frost Weather Strips 1
1 For Doors and Windows i
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan anil
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 wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be 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 $6, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal minea and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
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 necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C 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
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London: German trenches in
the neighborhood of Stuff and
Schwaben redoubts,in the Thiepval region, have been captured
by the British, with more than
three hundred prisoners. Near
Gueudecourt the British slightly
advanced their lines.
The French on Saturday in the
Ablaincourt-Belloy section took
1100 prisoners in an advance.
Berlin admits the British gains.
Saloniki: Serious fighting occurred on Saturday along the
entire Seivian front. The Bulgars were expelled from some
trenches on the left bank of the
Cerna and their counter-attacks
were repulsed. The French have
cut the railway line south of
. Athens: The Greek' cabinet
has officially renewed the Entente
powers' proposals to enter the
war on the side of the Allies.
Venizelos, in a striking speech,
said: "The Greek people have
been led to the brink of a precipice by a conscienceless monarch,
who has made a common cause
with politicians of a decadent
Paris: South of the Somme
the French captured the first
German line on a two-kilometer
front east of Belloy-en-Santerre
yesterday, with the hamlet of
Genermont and the sugar refinery
near Ablaincourt. Eight hundred
prisoners were taken north of
the Somme, where the French
made progress at Malisseze.
Petrograd:   The special object
of the offensive begun by General Brusiloff in the two main zones
of Volhynia and Galicia on Sept.
30 is now known to have been
for the succor of Roumania.  The
Roumanians' freedom of movement in the rear was hampered
by mountain defiles, and   they
were simultaneously opposed on
their front by formidable Austro-
German   concentrations,    which
threatened agradual envelopment
of the Roumanian forces.     The
offensive was conducted primarily
in the regions of Brody, Zloczow,
Brzazny and Halicz.    In the entire operations, from Sept. 30 to
Oct.  6, 8000 prisoners and much
military booty was captured.
London: Roumanian troops
are fighting desperately to prevent the Teutons from entering
Roumania. Russian troops are
ruahing to their aid. King Ferdinand will take the field at the
head of his troops.
Washington: All information
reaching the state department
indicates that the Allies are determined to maintain the firmest
attitude in their censorship of the
Ottawa: Sir Thomas Tait has
resigned the position of director-
general of national service.
Vancouver: Canadian battalions took a prominent part in the
recent big offensive on the
Somme, heavy toll being taken
of the western men.
Last night German counter-attacks on Schwaben redoubt were
repulsed. The enemy's losses
when the redoubt was taken by
the British yesterday were very
heavy. The offensive on the
Somme continues. Peronne and
Bapaume are bound to fall shortly. Hostile bombing attacks on
our trenches north of Courcelette
were driven back. During the
night enemy trenches were successfully entered northeast of
Ypres, southeast of St. Eloi, and
east of Plcegstraate.
Over three hundred German
aeroplanes were destroyed or
forced to the ground by the Allies
during September.
The British are now using their
18-inch guns.
Paris: On the Somme the Entente forces are keeping up their
unrelenting drive. The French
last night, after checking enemy
counter-attacks on their positions
won on Saturday south of the
Somme, resumed the offensive
north of the river. They succeeded in penetrating German
positions at Nailly-Saillisel, and
are pushing up the edge of the
Bapaume road.
Belloy-en-Santerre two German
counter-attacks were repulsed.
German aeroplanes made a raid
on Amiens, but did no damage of
military value.
The French have pushed further into Sailly-Sallisel.
On the Roumanian front Teuton efforts have all been checked,
except at Gyimes Pass.
Rome: Squadrons of French
and Italian seaplanes bombarded
Austrian warships and Austrian
coastal defensive work.
Petrograd: On the northern
and southwestern fronts heavy
rains and fogs are impeding operations. The Russians are not
giving the enemy a moment's
rest. Many trenches have been
captured in hand-grenade and
bayonet attacks in the dark. The
nervousness of the Germans is
expressed in panicky bursts of
resultless gunfire. Several strong
counter-attacks crumbled before
the Muscovite bayonets.
In the Carpathians, near the
junction of the Roumanian-Hun-
garian-Bukowinian borders, the
Russians have repelled all attacks
made in a resumption of the
offensive by the Austro-German
French sailors driven back by a
hostile crowd.
A procession of four thousand
malcontents, headed by Greek
and American flags, stopped outside the American legation and
demanded protection from the
American minister, who was absent. The demonstration then
paraded the streets of the capital
singing the Greek national anthem.
London: Rain fell heavily during the night, but notwithstanding this we made progress at
various points between the Albert - Bapaume road and Les
Bceufs, taking some prisoners.
Paris: Three times last night
the Germans delivered attacks
against the French positions at
Sailly-Saillisel, on the Somme
front. The French maintained
all their positions and inflicted
heavy losses on the Germans at
Berny-en-Santerre. The Germans
gained a footing in the French"
first line trench, but were driven
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Bucharest: Latest despatches
report fighting of extremely desperate character in all the Transylvania passes. The Roumanian
retreat in Transylvania is due to
the fact that the heavy guns of
the Austro-Germans outranged
the Roumanian artillery. In the
Alt river region the Roumanians
captured several Teuton position?.
In other sectors enemy atttacks
were driven back. The Teutons
have been checked at Predeal
and Bufen passes.
Petrograd: Brusiloff is holding Hindenburg's offensive, and
fierce fighting continues along
he Russian front.
Saloniki: The Allies have recognised the Greek provisional
New York: Three hundred
thousand Greeks in the United
States will support Venizelos.
London: Travellers fftim Germany state a remarkable disease
is spreading in many parts of
that country,especially in Berlin,
Hamburg, Munich and Cologne,
caused by the continued feeding
of preserved food. The malady,
known as "tin sickness," is a
serious form of blood  poisoning.
Fighting continues all along
the front of eastern Roumania.
No change in the situation has
been disclosed.
The Teutonic lines in Dobrudja
have been withdrawn to the region of Dobrich. The King of
Roumania has visited the Dobrudja, where the situation is excellent.
Paris: Violent artillery fighting is in progress on the Macedonian front. In the region of
the Cerna river Bulgarian counter-attacks were checked by the
Servians. A violent artillery
duel on the right bank of the
Vardar continues.
London: ^3ig guns are busy on
both sides of the Somme.
A small wood between Genermont and Ablaincourt has been
captured by the French, with
a hundred prisoners and three
London: Vice-admiraldu Four-
net, commander of the Anglo-
French fleet in the Mediterranean,
has handed the Greek government
a new note of extremely grave
character. Following the presentation of the note King Constantine came hastily to Athens
from the royal residence at Tatoi.
The railway stations at Athens,
Piraeus, the city hall at the capital, and the barracks at Castalla
have been occupied by French
and Italian sailors to the number
of one thousand, while 150 bluejackets, with machine guns,have
been stationed at the municipal
theater. The city is quiet. The
Entente Allies have taken over
the Greek battleships Lemnos,
Kilkis and Averoff, sending the
Greek crews to Athens.
London: On the whole Somme
front the bombardment reached
great violence last night. East of
London: The Roumanians are
standing firm in the Transylvania
passes. General Falkenhayn's
attempts to smash through have
been crushed at every point except the eastern and southern
frontiers. Roumanians and Russians are now in a position to
strike back. The crisis has not
yet passed, but the battle is
favorable to the Allies.
Athens: On the initiative of
the central powers Washington
has been asked to permit the
American legation here to take
charge of the Austrian, Bulgarian and Turkish interests in the
event of a declaration of war by
Greece, or on the occurrence of
other complications. Permission
has been given as regards Austria.
London: British and French
troops have made progress north
of the Somme. There have been
many fights in the air. four German planes being driven down,
With the help of heavy Russian
reinforcements the Roumanians
have resumed a vigorous offensive. Sanguinary fighting is now
proceeding at the bridgehead
three miles north of Halicz.
London: An Athens despatch
says the situation there appears
to be dangerous. There nave been
royalist demonstrations in the
streets, and Admiral du Fournet,
commander of the Mediterranean
fleet of the Entente Allies, was
hissed   and   a   detachment   of
Petrograd: Spirited fighting
is taking place in the Volhynia
region east of Vladimir-Volynski.
A sanguinary frontal battle is
proceeding to the north of the
Halicz bridgehead, in Galicia.
The railway running northwesterly from Halicz to Jidatcheff is
under Russian fire and the enemy's communication between
Halicz and Lemberg is threatened. Further successes by Russian
troops in Armenia are reported.
London: Major-General Maurice, chief director of military
operations in the war office,states
that one of the objects of the
Entente offensive has been obtained; the Germans cannot send
troops to Roumania. A wedge
has been driven in the German
line so that attacks can be made
in three directions against expanded battle lines. The ultimate
result will be the breaking of
the enemy's front.
Paris: South of the Somme,
between Biaches, and Lamaison-
ette, the French made further
progress last night. All gains
made yesterday were held in the
face of several counter-attacks.
The Servians have captured
the village of Brod,at the western
end of the Macedonian front.
London: The Roumanian situation is better now for the Allies. There will be no repetition
of the Servian tragedy. The
tide of battle has turned in favor
of King Ferdinand of Roumania's troops.
Bucharest: Roumanian troops
are pushing the invading Austro-
Germans back to and over her
borders. Russian troops are
helping to defend the passes to
Athens: A further detachment
of French marines landed this
morning. The commander demanded the use of the parliament and university buildings as
Norfol k, Va.: A British North
Pacific steamer, while coaling
here, rtports receiving a wireless
from a British cruiser that a
"German submarine has been
sunk off Nantucket."
Washington: The loss of the
German submarine Bremen is
virtually conceded by ranking
diplomats. The Bremen is now
a month overdue.
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present owner. All bills
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