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VOL. V, NO. 15
The annual entertainment and
sale conducted by the W. A.,
which is always one of the most
enjoyable events of the season,
is to be held on Wednesday evening next, Dec. 15, in Assembly
Hall. There will be a program
of music, etc., as well as the
usual features of the sale, which
will include stalls for the sale of
candy, flowers, home cooking,
needlework, refreshments and
"grabs" for the children.
The proceeds will be devoted
to the Red Cross fund, which is
an additional reason for general
No admission will be charged.
Doors open at 7:30 p.m. A pleasant evening is promised all who
The text of the Premier's letter in which he defines the uncertain passages of his previous
letter in regard to the demands
of the prohibitionists for a referendum on a day apart from that
of a general election, the submission of an act similar to the
Alberta act, and the early closing
of the bars during the war or
until a prohibition act comes into
force is as follows:
"(a) The plebiscite should be
arranged to be taken on the
same date as the general elections. Obviously I can not be
expected to say what that date
will be.
"(b) As well as expressing
the direct question for or against
total prohibition, the voting paper
should contain questions relating
to the general issue; these questions to be as plain and simple as
possible, so as not to confuse the
"(c) In reference to the proposal to restrict the present hours
for the sale of liquor during the
period of the war, I am strongly
in favor of it; but this a matter
for the legislature to deal with
at the next session, as the government can not bring it about
without the express authority of
a statute."
Changing Power Plant
The crew of the Rocher de
Boule came down from the mine
yesterday for a ten-day layoff,
occasioned by the freezing of
the creek from which hydro-electric power is derived. An oil-
burning plant is being installed
for winter use.
Shipments have been kept up
to the mark and the property
has plenty of ore ready for stop-
Athens: There is ample evidence here today that the government finds the existing situation increasingly difficult. Special
meetings of the cabinet have
been held for several days past,
but no references to them have
been made in the press until today. Unusual activity in armv
circles is noted and there have
been considerable movements of
Greek troops.
The public is apprehensive that
further delay by the government
in replying to the Allies will
result in summary action, with
the object of ensuring, by the
application of compulsory measures, those guarantees of safety
which the Allies require..
It would not be surprising if
events took a dramatic turn here
within the next 48 hours.
London : A despatch from
Athens today states that the
Greek government has decided
to demobilize the army. A decree is to be issued shortly.
Saloniki: It is reported that
German forces under Von Gall-
witz occupied Gievgeli, on the
railway line, a short distance
from the Greek frontier in Servia
on Friday morning. The force
includes two divisions.
London: The report of the
occupation of Gievgeli has been
officially denied.
In Servia the Allies are falling
back in good order, without sustaining any severe losses. It is
admitted that the present Entente forces in the Balkans are
insufficient to check the Teutons,
whose forces number a  million.
Petrograd: The Germans are
evacuating Lemberg, the capital
ol Galicia, which they re-captured
from the Russians some months
Petrograd: Another epidemic
of suicides is reported among the
German forces in the vicinity of
Dvinsk, by prisoners captured in
that region, according to the
Birzhevlya Vedomosty, an afternoon daily newspaper. Nine
officers, including the commander
of a battalion, are said to have
ended their lives within a period
of twelve days. Cold and hardships of the campaign are alleged
to be the causes.
Polish and Servian landsturms
captured from the Austro-German forces along the southern
front, report that a new alignment of Austro-Germans has
been removed, to forage food and
stores from the captured territory
at points near the frontier. Vladimir and Volinsk are being hurriedly fortified with trenches for
a radius of seven miles, apparently in anticipation of a Russian
London: Today, which is the
last for Lord Derby's recruiting
plan, there is an extraordinary
rush of men to enlist. Lines
formed as early as 5 a.m.
Ottawa, Dec. 8: -With all the
subscriptions in except a few
from British Columbia, which
are on the way, the Canadian
war loan will total about an even
$105,000,000. This is fifty-five
millions more than the sum advertised for. As announced by the
minister of finance, one hundred
millions of the subscriptions will
be accepted, half of this amount
to be turned into an Imperial
Government credit for the purchase of munitions of war. All
subscribers of $50,000 and less
will receive their subscriptions in
The New Battalion
Government Agent Hoskins is
prepared to receive applications
for enlistment i n the 102nd
(Northern British Columbia )
Battalion. Col. Rous Cullin, of
the 88th, who has a high opinion
of the men from this district,
asked for recruits from Hazelton, but it is expected that those
who enlist will join the 102nd,
which will be representative of
the north.
"Soop Her Up"
Devotees of curling are talking
of forming a curling club in Hazelton, and it is probable that a
meeting of those interested will
be called in the course of a few
days. There are several enthus
iastic curlers in town and it is
believed enough players can be
enlisted to assure the success of
a club.
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.
I A Civil Service Battery
; Victoria, Dec. 10:���The forma-
| tion of a field battery, to consist
of 173 officers and men, recruited
from the civil service and government employees in B.C. is projected.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Simon-Zelotes, the Converted
Special music by four very
young ladies.
Making use of a wireless receiver, apparatus has been invented which records each flash
of lightning in a storm, with the
time that it occurs.
For several months a Norwegian company has been successfully extracting copper from
crude ore by,an electrolytic process invented by an engineer in
that country.
At a rough estimate the capital
wealth of the British Empire is
��26,000,000,000 ($130,000,000,000
and its yearly income ��4,000,000,-
000 ($20,000,000,000).
The Miner is two dollars a year.
The Kiel canal is 61 miles long,
I the Suez alone being longer.
Hazelton subscriptions to the
war loan totalled $15,400.
M.G.McDonald.of Juneau, was
among Monday's arrivals.
Duncan Lamont came down
from First Cabin yesterday.
L.C.Knauss, who is engaged in
mining near Lome Creek, was in
town on Wednesday.
The 1st Pioneers, including a
detachment from Hazelton, is
reported at Hounslow,  England.
Arthur Skelhorne returned on
Wednesday from a land-cruising
trip on the west side of the
The Mackinaw coat donated to
the Red Cross by James Short
was raffled yesterday, C. V. Wright
being the winner.
Mrs. S. W. N. Saunders is an
appendicitis patient at the Hospital. A successful operation was
performed by Dr. Wrinch.
The Christmas cake made by
Mrs. Cox and raffled for the Red
Cross fund of the W.A., brought
$20. Mrs. Glassey was the winner.
Corporal Tommy Brewer, J. E.
Bennett and H. H. Findlay are in
the hand grenade section of the
16th, which is known as the
"suicide club".
Ruddy & MacKay's motor (jars
are going to Kispiox this afternoon, taking a party of Kispiox
men who have been working at
the Rocher de Boule.
W. W. Bell, district engineer
for the provincial works department, was here for several days,
on official business. He left on
Thursday for Quesnel.
Arrangements for a concert in
aid of the Hospital are under
way. The entertainment, which
is sure to be a success, will take
place about Feb. 24.
Lectures Well Attended
There was a good audience in
the schoolhouse on Tuesday evening, when Messrs. Walker and
Tornlinson, of the department of
agriculture, delivered lectures on
their special subjects, agriculture
and horticulture. Their talks
were illustrated by means of lantern slides, and proved interesting to their hearers.
More than 4,000,000 tons of
ore a year are expected to be exported from iron mines in Algeria
by French capitalists, who have
obtained concessions after more
than ten years of effort. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1915
e ymioeca
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, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, December 11, 1915.
No. 15
years of economic
of  conditions  in
A year and a quarter of war and three
readjustment are the immediate background
Canada today, says an American fiscal authority.
The effects of the war are in formation, readily increasing in
importance���the effects of the economic readjustment are well nigh
complete. Considering Canada, if it is possible to do so, apart
from the effects of war, it is probably safe to say that when the
cash value of the present crop shall have been realized,the progress
of liquidation and readjustment of values following the period of
construction and inflation will be complete, and Canada will be in a
basically sound position to advance. That is, to advance in
productive industry, not in construction works, promotions and the
growth of cities and towns beyond the requirements of the existing
Sir George Paish's statement to the effect that Canada's
"plant"���her equipment for production and distribution���is now
sufficiently complete for a ten-year period of production, is
descriptive of the situation, and the "plant" is now in running
order. What it can do on full time is illustrated by the 1915 crop-
over double last year's snd 35 per cent in excess of the largest
previous crop���the wheat crop more than a third as large as the
bnmper wheat crop of the United States, although the product of a
small fraction of the population of a country less than a tenth of
the size of the United States. The president of one of the large
Canadian banks estimates the total value of Canada's field crops
this year at $800,000,000���$100 for every man, woman and child in
the Dominion.
Contemporaneous with such a production of wealth has been
the economy always popular in a period of reaction from excessive
spending���excessive so far as applied to non - essentials and
speculative unproductive enterprises���by no means excessive, I
believe, when applied to the erection of the great fabric of cities,
railways, factories, mines, and farms which Canada has in a decade
of wonderful energy completed to take care of a discovered West
and an unprecedented immigration.
The immediate and imperative demands of such a situation on
.capital and labor to be devoted to construction should be recognized,
and it should be remembered that by far the most of this
expenditure was well invested and not squandered. "The boom"
may have "collapsed," but the fabric has not. The foundation is
stronger than ever. Canada's lands are as fertile as ever, and are
now more attractive to settler and investor than ever, for transportation, living conditions, markets are better, and the proceeds
of a single crop���or perhaps two��� will still buy the best land in
the western provinces. Her mines and forests are still there, and
are richer than any promoter has pictured them. Her staple
manufactures are all needed to supply the normal demands of her
To sum up the situation, apart from the war, Canada's plant
is now ready to pay dividends, and she invites capital as a seasoned
going concern and not as a construction enterprise. Canada's
present favorable balance of trade, which will probably aggregate
$100,000,000 for the calendar year, is certainly indicative of this as
compared with the unfavorable balance of a quarter of a billion of
three years ago.
 The real significance of the burden of war
expenditure on Canada can only be appreciated in connection with
her tax-paying, debt-paying power. In developed natural wealth,
Canada is the richest country on the globe in proportion to her
population today, or even ten times that, and this war debt is for
such a wealth-developing posterity to carry. That the interest
charges on the debt are well within the power of the present
population to carry is indicated by the fact that the increase in
revenue, plus the reduction in ordinary expenses of government
and in expenditures on capital account as compared with the
seven months'period last year aggregated $19,000,000,or $4,000,000
more than the annual interest charges at 5 per cent on the entire
estimated war expenses for 1916. There is a margin here to work
on even if imports continue to fall off.
And yet the Dominion government has not yet even begun to
experiment with direct taxation as yet, and, on the contrary, pays
subsidies annually to the province in exchange for contol of natural
resources. Direct taxes on personal or corporation income, on land
and property, and on inheritances are all untapped ^sources of
revenue I feel safe in saying will suffice to meet all prospective
requirements in Canada for financing the war longer than any
country in Europe can hold out���and that without in any way
impairing the economic fabric. I say this with no intent to minimize
Canada's fiscal problem, but simply as an expression of opinion that
it is not overwhelming as seem to be the problems of the European
countries, and that, on the contrary, no possible circumstances can
make it  seriously  embarrassing.     The  citizen  of the  United
The Favorite
Shopping place
We Lead���
Others Follow
Should remind you of
Such as Underwear, Sox, Gloves, Toques, Etc.
Woollen Goods have advanced at the factories,
but we still sell at our former prices while the
stock lasts.
Underwear, Woollen Gloves, Woollen Socks,
Leather Mitts and Gloves (lined and unlined).
Just a Reminder
About Your
Spring Mattresses
Pillows, Sheets.
Flour, Oats, Hay,  Bran and Shorts at new
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States, paying a so-called "war
tax" and a Federal income tax,
in addition to various direct taxes to his state, county and municipality, may well envy the
Canadian, who has no direct
taxation of any consequence outside of his city taxes.
An Irish Answer
Papers have been published
proving the extraordinary attempts made in Germany to induce Irish prisoners of war to
form an Irish brigade to fight
against England and "liberate"
Ireland. There is nothing surprising in this, but the splendid
answer of the Irish soldiers is
worthy of the traditions and the
real patriotism of their race. A
letter to the Emperor, drawn up
by the N. C. O.'s, acknowledges
exceptional treatment given to
the Iri3h prisoners���better food
and less work than the other
prisoners���but begs the Emperor
to withdraw these concessions
unless they can be extended to
the other prisoners. ' 'In addition
to being Irish Catholics," say the
signatories, "we have the honor
to be British soldiers." That
answer would appear to be the
true solution of the Irish problem, and it is entitled to the careful attention of the propagandists,
The Emperor must have been
somewhat taken aback by the
answer to his endeavors.���Ex.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princeu May"
S.S. "Prince.. Sophia"
leavea Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
leavea Prince Rupert Nov. 19th; Dec 3rd, 17th;
Jan. 2nd, 14th & 28th.
J. G. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,  Prince Rupert, B. C.
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Walker's   distillery
closed for a year.
will   be
Fifty-three British vessels were
sunk in November.
Two  hundred  were
food riots in Berlin.
killed   in
Great Britain will inaugurate
state horse-breeding.
Italy has declared she will not
make a separate peace.
The London Times   has  just
issued its 41,000th number.
Uprisings are reported in the
maritime provinces of Greece.
German money has depreciated
20 per cent in the United States.
Up to the end  of November
180,000 men enlisted in  Canada,
The attendance at San Francisco fair was   nearly   19,000,000.
Typhus is epidemic in Mexico
City. The death rate is 130 a day.
All  civic salaries  in Montreal
have been reduced 25 per cent.
German official casualty lists to
Nov. 22 show losses of 3,700,000.
British cabinet ministers  will
reduce their salaries by one-third.
Bail aggregating over
lions is demanded.
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Father Sinnott, of Ottawa, has
been made archbishop of Winni
Goethals cannot estimate the
time required to clear the Panama
Seattle will enforce the state
prohibition law, which is effective
Jan. 1.
The number of British prisoners in Germany is approximately
Two more French - Canadian
regiments are to be raised in
Germany continues to collect
forty million francs monthly from
The deposed boy emperor of
China is to wed Yuan Shi Kai's
Lord Brooke may command the
first division of the second Canadian armv.
Ontario will impose a tax of 20
per cent on the gross receipts of
Thirty-seven hundred London
policemen have volunteered for
active service.
President Wilson and Mrs.
Norman Gait are to be married
next Saturday.
servatives and one independent,
with eight vacancies.
A three-cent postage stamp,
for use during the war only, is to
be issued by Canada.
Number 5 Hospital, from British Columbia, has been ordered
to the Mediterranean.
In the last year 417 lives were
saved by means of rocket apparatus on the British coast.
Ontario will spend twelve millions on radial electric railways,
with Toronto as the hub.
Britannia Mines, on Howe
Sound, will soon produce 2000
tons of copper ore a day.
The British steamer Inverkip
rammed a submerged submarine
in the straits of Gibraltar.
The legality of Colorado's prohibition law has been upheld. The
state will go dry on Jan. 1.
Premier Borden has abandoned
his intended western tour, which
he was to begin this month.
Blaming the United States for
his downfall, Villa threatens to
raid American border towns.
Fourteen women were shot by
a Villa firing squad at Casas
Grandes, Mexico, on Sunday.
There will be no new British
loan till well on in 1916, and no
new taxation in the meantime.
London reports say there is
now no question of the abandonment of the  Gallipoli campaign.
Many Austrian statesmen protest against the proposed customs
union with Germany, on which
the Kaiser is bent.
Two bandits were killed and
the sheriff wounded  in  a battle I
between a posse and train robbers
hear Little Rock, Ark.
Following a mutiny in the, S
Chinese Meet at Shanghai, Japan q
sent a cruiser to that port, to,=
protect foreign interests. |
Fifty-nine were killed and 66 8
injured in hunting accidents in |��|
eighteen states and provinces���,|
half as many as last year. g
I Hudson's Bay Company j
^    Dry-Goods,
Boots &  Shoes,  Groceries,
Hardware    s
Do your Christmas shopping with us and |
A chance with every dollar you spend I
A shipment just in of ��
Tangerines, Oranges, Apples, Raisins, Glace Cherries, 1
Ground Almonds, etc., etc. =
German agents have placed
orders in the United States for
200,000,000 pounds of copper, to
be delivered after the war.
King George is now able to
leave the palace, having nearly
recovered from his recent injuries.
Canada's customs receipts for
November constitute a record,
being $9,318,000.
An Ottawa man was fined $20
and costs for failing to put a
stamp on a check.
Since the massacres by the
Turks began, 950,000 Armenians
have disappeared.
This year's grain crop brings
an average income of $1000 to
each prairie family.
Four new senators have been
appointed, the party standing
now being 48 Liberals, 30 Con-
The period of Lord Derby's
recruiting plan end today. It is
believed to have proven successful.
ThreeGermans arrested in New
York had a store of chemicals
and explosives in their apartments.
A woman suffrage measure
will be introduced at the coming
session of the Manitoba legislature.
Americans charge professionalism against George Colliding, of
Toronto, the world's champion
The German governor of Belgium has prohibited the return
of Brand Whitlock, the American
Hon. James Dunsmuir is giving
$1000 a month to the Patriotic
Fund and $500 a month to the
Red Cross.
New laboratories, for experiments with Canadian woods,
have been opened at McGill
Wilson's message to congress,
transmitted on Tuesday, was the
longest on record. It dealt with
The Gold Medal furniture plant
at Toronto, where  war supplies j
were manufactured, was almost
completely destroyed by fire.
The new White Star liner
Britannia has been taken over
by the admiralty as a hospital
ship and is fitted with six thousand beds.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
night.     Our stages meet all trains
We are prepared to supply private
and public conveyances day and
at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
The U. S. has demanded the
recall of Capt. Boy-Ed and Capt.
von Papen, of the German embassy, owing to their improper
Herring fishery privileges will
be granted for the waters surrounding Prince Rupert, where
the industry is to be established
on a large scale.
TheAncientOrderof Hibernians
in  Canada  proposes to sever relations with the order in the U.S.
owing to the attitude of the lat-:
ter on the war question
King Ferdinand,addressing the
Roumanian parliament, was com-;
pelled to stop by cries of "Down
with Germany! Down with Hungary!   Lead us to Transylvania!" j
British Columbia's contribution
to Canada's overseas armies includes sixteen infantry battalions
and two mounted regiments, he-
sides detachments for other corps.
Ford's peace party, consisting
principally of students, newspapermen, and movie operators,
left New York on two steamers,
for Christiania. The party was
refused passports to land in England.
The mushroom town of Hopewell, at the DuPont powder
works in Virginia, with a population of 25,000, was burned on
Thursday. The loss was $8,000,-
000, every wooden building being
Nearly three miles of theRogers
Pass tunnel on the C. P. R. has
been completed. The main headings have been excavated for
another mile and a half, leaving
half a mile to bore before the
connection is made.
To Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg,
St. Paul, Chicago, Eastern Canada, Maritime
Provinces and United States.
Standard  and  Tourist Sleeping Cars and Parlor-Observation Car
from  Prince Rupert,     S.S. Prince Rupert
S.S.Prince George every Saturday at 9 a.m.
For full particulars, reservations on boat rr train,
apply to Local Agent or to
Agency All Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Lines.
every Tuesday at9a.m.
Synopsis of
Coal Mining Regulations.
Lloyd George announced on
Wednesday that 2026 government
controlled establishments are now
making munitions.
Fifty-four labor leaders are on
trial in Chicago  for   grafting.
Three high officials of the
Hamburg-America line, on trial
in New York for violation oTU.S.
laws in connection with coaling
German warships from American
ports were sentenced to eighteen
months in jail. A subordinate
official got a year.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
COAL mining rights of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
j Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories anil in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
' may be leased for a term ol twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,Mil) 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;
be described by sections, or legal sub-i
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Bach application most bo accompanl-
i ed by B fee of $5, which will be retund-
: ed if the  rights  applied   for  are   not
available, but not otherwise.    A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable I
output of   the mine at the   rate of live \
' cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
j accounting for the full quantity of mer-
I chantable coal mined and pay the
I royalty thereon. If the coal mining
! rights are not being operated, such
! returns should be furnished at least
J 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
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior
N.B.��� Unauthorized
Assay Office and Mining Office
' Arts and Crafts Building, 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established  1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   P, C, S., 26 years   with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
f'T any poruxl from one month upward nt $1 pur
month in advance, This rule IndudM office) consultations ami medlclnea, ������'. wall ���> nil coats while
in ito: hospital. Tieketi obtainable in Hazelton
at tho Post OfBee or tho Drug Storo; in Aldarnwa
from Mr. T. J. Thorp: in Talkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Mi'iltral SuoortnionnVnt at tho
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and Hritish Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victo.ia, Nelson, Kort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. AFFLECK, Mgr.   New Hazelton.
Commercial Printing at
Buy yourself an Air-o-lite lamp
with fancy shade���at Sargent's.
this advertisement wii
publication   of
not be paid for.
Very  pretty  handkerchiefs in
silk,linen and lawn -at Sargent's.
Servia leads the nations for
centenarians in proportion to
population, with Ireland ranking
next and then Spain.
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its nextSessionon behalf of The
Naas& Skeena Rivers Railway Company,
a Company incorporated by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia, by Chapter fi9 of the Statutes
of British Columbia, 1911, for an Act
to be entitled "The Naas & Skeena
Rivers Railway Act, 1911, Amendment
Act, 1910", extending the periods prescribed by Section 79 of the Railway
Act, within which The Naas & Skeena
Rivers Railway Company should bona
fide commence the construction of its
railway, procure the bona fide payment
I up in cash of not less than  fifteen per
I cent of the authorized share capital of
the Company, and the expenditure of
such fifteen per cent in, upon and
towards the construction of its railway,
and the completion and putting into
operation of tne said  Compnny's rail-
i way; and forsnch further and incidental
powers as may be necessary.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 24th day
jof November, 1915.
114-19 Solicitors for the Applicant. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1915
for England three weeks ago, is
returning, with only 14 out of her
36 boilers working.     The  vessel
,,,.��� T     ,.,��� i is making three knots  an hour.
Will Try Offensive .��� , , .   ,
T     , / ,       . ,    ,     .,   ' Tugs   have   gone to meet her.
London:     A despatch  to  the:���, c , ���   ���
,  ,     .,   .  Three of her crew are in irons,
limes from Lausanne states that: ,   .    ���     .    ,.       ..     _
I suspected of crippling; the  machinery.
the Krupp factories are working
feverishly in preparation for a
final great offensive on the western front in January. In case
the proposed attempt fails, the
German government intends to
invite mediation by the Pope and
President Wilson.
At the time of the Allied offensive in September, the correspondent says, the German general staff were in a great fright,
having their cars packed for
three davs, in fear of an Franco-
British advance.
On the Western Front
Paris: The following official
statement was issued last night:
During the course of the day.
activity of the artillery has been
more intense on both sides. In
Belgium, our artillery effectively
shelled the underground passages
in the region of Hetsas, where
hostile troop movements were
reported. In Artois our batteries
energetically replied to a violent
bombardment of our trenches at
Crassier, southwest of Loos. A
few incendiary shells were fired
on Arras, without great damage.
Between the Somme and Oise,
our trench guns destroyed enemy
posts to the north of Herbecourt
and a shelter for machine guns
under a cupola near Tilloloy.
Mine fighting continued to our
advantage in the region of Frise
and in St. Mard wood,to the east
of Tracy Leval and on the heights
of the Meuse at Les Eparges.
Austria Tired of War
London: The peace sentiment
in Vienna is growing stronger.
The women of Austria are saying
they have had enough of murder
and starvation. The Masonic
order in Hungary is pledged to
use every means to secure peace.
Germany, fearing the growth of
the movement, is said to be attempting to force a zollverein on
Greek Despotism
Athens: In a manifesto to his
followers, Venizelos asks them to
refrain from voting at the general
elections. The constitution, he
says, has become "a scrap of
paper", power being wrested
from those to whom it was confided by the people at the last
general election.
Workers Revolt
Copenhagen: The large ammunition factory at Halle, Prussia,
was blown up by dissatisfied
workmen. Several hundred lives
were lost. The plant at Bogden,
Silesia, was also undermined,
discovery averting a disaster.
Many arrests have been made.
Distrust of Greece
Milan : The Corriere della
Serra's Athens correspondent
"The intentions of King Constantine of Greece and his personal   staff   continue   veiled   in
Although the Servian retreat
to Albania has been hampered by
severe weather, there are already
in Albania 100,000 Servian troops,
20,000 refugees and 40,000 Austrian prisoners.
An agreement for a conference
between the Greek military authorities and representatives of
the Entente powers has been
Germans on Greek Frontier
Paris: Telegrams from Fiorina,
Greece, from an official source,
state that the village of Kenali,
Greece, near the Greek frontier,
has  been  occupied  by   German
mysterv  and  inspire the Allies
with growing concern.     Despite | *���*W   and. thatA ^J���*?.
the enormous financial difficulties,
military  preparations are being
feverishly hastened."
Blockade Advocated
Paris:     There   is   increasing
distrust of Greece.     The Athens
correspondent of Le Matin says
Greece   has   been   playing   for had a gross tonnage of 5,858.
time, in the hope that the Teutons j Ottawa: A definite denial of
would be able to drive the Allies '��� the cable story of the other day.
to the sea.     It is predicted that that the first Canadian battalion
railroad station at Kenali has
been occupied by several German
and Austrian officers with German cuirassiers.
Minor Notes
London:    The British steamer
Commodore has been sunk.    She
a peace which would give certitude that war will not return,
but it would be folly for Germany
to propose peace while her enemies "entangle guilt and ignorance
of statesmen with confusion of
public opinion."
Italian Steamer Sunk
Vienna (via London): An
official statement says: "One of
our submarines on the morning
of the 5th sank a small Italian
cruiser with two funnels off
Valona (Avlona) Albania."
Captured Army Staff
Petrograd: The entire staff ol
the 82nd German army division
was captured by Russian scouts in
a daring night raid, and were
brought into the Russian lines.
correspondent, who regards the
situation as grave. The correspondent says a series of fierce
assaults by day and night have
been directed against the Allies'
right wing from Demikapu to
These attacks have so far been
successfully beaten off, but the
enemy is being continually re-in-
forced and apparently intends to
renew the attacks with the object
of gaining Strumnitza station,
toward which the German cavalry has been making reconnaissances.
An attractive line of Christmas
Stationery��� at Sargent's.
Very many useful and appropriate Xmas gifts���at Sargent's.
May Attack on West
London: A despatch to the
Daily Mail from Rotterdam says:
"Newspapers from south and
west Germany,  which had been
the demands of the Allies will be
refused, and many advocate a
rigid blockade of Greek ports, as
an aid to the popular discontent
with Constantine's policy. A continued blockade would mean starvation and financial ruin for
Russians Take Prisoners
Geneva: The Russian legation
at Berne today issued the following statement: "In the month of
October the German official communications greatly exaggerated
the number of Russians made
"October was an especially
successful month for the Russians, who captured 674 German
officers, 49,200 Austro-German
soldiers, 21 large cannon, 1,118
machine guns and three searchlights."
Air Raid on Don
London: The following official
communication was issued today:
"On the 2nd, an air raid was
carried out against Don station
and buildings in its vicinity. An
ammunition depot is believed to
have been blown up and the
railway was hit near the station
Some fires were observed in Don
after the raid. All the machines
returned safely, although several
hostile machines were engaged."
War Notes
In Mesopotamia, is is reported,
the Germans are preparing for
large operations under Von der
Goltz, who expects to reach the
Persian Gulf this winter.
A Bulgarian regiment, ordered
to Gallipoli to aid the Turks, refused to obey. Three hundred
were shot by their officers.
A British submarine, operating
in the Sea of Marmora, on Dec.
2,3 and 4,sunk a Turkish 28-knot
destroyer, a 3000 - ton supply
steamer and four sailing transports, besides bombarding military trains on the railroad.
had suffered heavily in a recent
engagement was given out this
morning by Sir Sam Hughes,
minister of militia.
Rome: Favored by a heavy
mist, the enemy attempted to
break the Italian.lines, at various
points, but was repulsed everywhere.
Paris: An Austrian warship
was destroyed by a French submarine, the officers being captured.
Heavy Fighting in Servia
London: With the Servian ar-
stopped for a fortnight, came to j mjes in retreat behind the Al-
hand  today,   which may mean j banian and Montenegrin frontiers
that a concentration of German
troops on the western front for
the expected big battle has been
Big Steamer Damaged
it is reported the bulk of the
German and Bulgarian armies is
being concentrated against the
Allied armies holding the southeast corner of Servia.     Heavy
San Francisco: The big steam- fighting has been in progress for
er Minnesota, which left Seattle I the last few days.
Refitting Servians
London: A despatch to the
Times from Saloniki, dated Monday, says the British and French
governments have arranged for
the re-equipment of the Servian
army, the main body of which,
comprising 220.000 men, has
taken refuge in Albania, and
that, the first instalment of supplies arrived in Albania some
days ago.
Balkan Conflict
Athens: There was severe
fighting on the French front in
Servia yesterday, the Bulgarians,
who attempted several attacks,
being defeated. The Allies' artillery decimated the enemy. The
Bulgarians are concentrating in
the Strumnitza region.
London : It is Officially announced that one German and
one Bulgarian regiment entered
Monastir yesterday, says a Renter despatch from Athens. The
Anglo - French troops continue
their retirement upon the Greek
frontier, the despatch adds.
An Aerial Battle
Paris (official): "This morning one of our aeroplanes, giving
chase, at a height of 3000 meters,
to a German machine, was able
to approach within a distance of
twenty meters and attack it with
machine guns. The enemy aeroplane took fire immediately and
exploded, the two passengers
falling within our lines near
German Peace Talk
Berlin: Replying to Socialist
questions in the reichstag today,
Chancellor von Bethmann-Holl-
weg said: "If our enemies make
peace proposals compatible with
Germany's dignity and safety,
we shall always be ready to discuss them." He added that the
war could be terminated only by
To George M. Swan, or to any person or person."
to whom you may have transferred your interests,
take notice that I. the undersigned co-owner with
you in the Cumberland. Ruaeell and Sundown
(Russell Group) Mineral Chums, situated in Hunter Basin, in the Hazelton Mining Division of Omineca District, Province of British Columbia, have
hold the same under section 24 of the Mineral Act
and if within 90 days of the publication of this
notice you fail or refuse to contribute $153.fi0,your
portion of such expenditure, together with the
costs of this advertisement, your interest in the
said mineral claims will become the property of
the undersigned under Section 4 of the Mineral
Act Amendment At t of i&IHl.
J.N. CARR, Co-Owner.
Dated at Smithers, B. C. thiBtlOth day of October, 1915. 9-21
To George Fryer ami H. A. Wilson, or to any
person or persons to whom you or either of you
may have transferred your interests. Take notice
that 1, the undersigned co-owner with you In the
North Star No. 1 and North Star Nt 2 Mineral
Claims, Bituated on Skeena mountain, in the
Hazelton Mining Division of Omineca District,
Province of British Columbia, have done the
required amount of work on the above mentioned
claims for the year ending August 22, 1915, in
order to hold the same under section 24 of the
Mineral Act, and if within 90 days of the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute
$136.67, your portion of such expenditure, together
with the costs of this advertisement, your interests
In the said mineral claims will become theproperty
of the undersigned, under section 28 of the
Mineral Act. 52-12
Dated at Skeena Crossing, B.C., this 28th day
of August, 1915. M.R.Jamiesun, Co-owner
Navies Fight in Adriatic
London: A report from Rome
states that a great naval battle
is in progress in the Adriatic to-
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fleets being engaged.
Russians Defeat Turks
* Petrograd (official communication received from Teheran):
"Russian troops have occupied
Sultan Bulak Pass, where insurgent gendarmes and German
mercenaries had been fortifying
themselves for the last two
weeks, under the command of
German and Turkish officers.
The road to Hamadan is now
open. The enemy fled in complete disorder, pursued by our
Nearing Hamadan
London: A Reuter despatch
from Petrograd says:
' 'A telegram from Teheran
says that the Russian legation is
informed that tfye Russian troops
gained a victory in the direction
of Hamadan, defeating a force
consisting of five hundred cavalry,
infantry and insurgent gendarmerie and 1200 German and Turkish mercenaries, of whom a large
number were killed or wounded.
"The Russians  have occupied
an important  position   near the
town  of Aveh,  about 60 miles
north east   of   Hamadan,
which   they are  pursuing
A Turkish Report
Conslantinople (official
munication): "Kut-el-Amara is
being stubbornly defended by the
enemy. Our advanced divisions
are marching on Suaikhaad,making the enemy's retreat difficult."
Enemy Attacks Strumnitza
London: The Bulgarians, officered by Germans, are attacking
the Allies fiercely in Macedonia,
according .Jo the Times' Saloniki
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