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VOL. IV, NO. 38
Everything points to a successful celebration in Hazelton
on Monday, good weather being
the only feature unprovided for.
A large crowd from the district
around Hazelton will be augmented by the excursionists who
will come by special train from
Bulkley Valley points.
The committees have arranged
an attractive list of games and
sports, the chief feature being
the ball game between Smithers
and Hazelton. In addition, there
will be ladies' and children's
races, horse races, shot put, high
jump, 100-yard dash, 220-yard
race, boxing in barrels, 120-yard
hurdle race, tug-of-war, married
men's race, packing contest, Indian races and contests, and
other amusing features. The
Indian band is practicing assiduously for the musical program.
For the big dance in the evening, special music will be provided, and the event should prove
a fitting wind-up for a big day.
Dancing will begin at 9 sharp.
The athletic smoker on Saturday evening was, as anticipated,
a highly successful affair. There
was a good attendance and all
enjoyed the program. Interesting features were the three boxing bouts, in which Drysdale
Ogilvie and George Berts, Doc
Rock and J. W. Morison, and
Graham Rock and H. Forster
Bhowed their skill in the manly
art. The orchestra, comprising
Messrs Mathews, Leverett, Renworth, Widmoyar and Fuller,
discoursed sweet music; songs
were given by Messrs Ogilvie,
Forster and Morison, and recitations by Messrs. Phillips, Kerr,
and D. C. Scott.
The Frisco ticket drawing was
won by ticket No. 12G, held in
New Hazelton.
R. S. Sargent is visiting his
branch stores in the Bulkley
Roy Fulton, of the government telegraph staff, left on
Sunday for California.
Government Agent Hoskins
went to Prince Rupert on Thursday, on official business.
Shel. Robinson has returned
from his Francois Lake ranch,
where he spent the winter.
D. V. Joinville, who is now a
rancher at Babine lake, was in
town for a day or two this week.
James Beaman returned on
Wednesday from Granby, where
he has been living for some
G. C. Hartley, who was in this
district during construction, is a
candidate for alderman in Prince
Rome, May 22:���With Austria's action in destroying bridges
and telegraph lines and arresting
crews as the immediate casus
belli, Italy will at once take the
side of the Allies.
The entire population of Rome
gathered on the Capitoline hill,
on the announcement of the news,
evincing the utmost enthusiasm.
Prince Colonna, the mayor, convened a special session of the
council, to consecrate the new
war. After patriotic addresses,
the mayor and council, preceded
by the standard of the city, paid
their homage to King Victor at
the Quirinal. Excitement was
at fever heat when the King,
appearing in the uniform of a
field marshal, embraced the national standard. A crowd, with
the Allies' and American flags,
visited the American embassy
and cheered the Allies and
America, demanding revenge for
the Lusitania.
Austria is concentrating large
forces on the upper Adene river.
Rome,   May 22;���King Victor
Emanuel will issue a proclamation to the people, countersignde
by all the ministers, today (Saturday). The document will explain how Italy has been driven
to take up arms and will appeal
to all citizens to do their duty in
such a way that victory will be,
assured. Another royal proclamation will be addressed to the
London, May 22:-"Since my
last communication of the 17th,"
says Sir John French, "operation have been hampered by bad
weather. But in spite of this
our troops have made appreciable
progress near Neuve Chapelle.
The main characteristics of these
operations have been numerous
local fights for strong points behind the enemy's original line.
In capturing several of these
points our infantry has again
displayed great gallantry.
"On the remainder of the
front there is nothing to report.
"Last night we brought down
a German aeroplane in the neighborhood of Ypres."
Petrograd: The official state
ment indicates several days of
great activity along the eastern
front. Russians have seized a
position near Kourchany and, to
the west of Shavli, captured
many prisoners and some machine guns. Near Rosiency,
where the Germans brought reinforcements, the enemy gained
some advantage. Russian success continues on the left bank
of the Vistula.
In Galicia the campaign continues with great ferocity. The
enemy made gains in the region
of Sieliawa, but on the two
flanks, towards the Vistula and
in the direction of Permysl, the
Russians claim important successes.
In other sections of the eastern
area desperate battles have been
in progress.
On Thursday men from the
Russian Black Sea fleet broke
the enemy's resistance and destroyed the quarries and stations
in the region east of Eregli, Asia
Lisbon, May 17:���The city was
today taken by the revolutionists, who now control the government of Portugal. The capital
yielded after a rebel army of
3000 threatened to storm the
city. Shells from the fleet,
which is in rebel hands, set fire
to the city in three places. Many
royalists have been arrested.
Jose Chagas is the new president.
London, May 17:���A German
aerial raid was made on Rams-
gate early this morning. Forty
bombs were dropped, killing one
woman. High-angle guns protected Dover. Zeppelins appeared over Deal and Margate and
five were sighted north of Foreland. Twenty incendiary bombs
were dropped on Deal.
London, May 16 (official statement issued by British war
office tonight): ��� The first
army has made a successful attack between Richebourg-Lavoue
and Festubert, breaking the
enemy's line over the greater
part of a two-mile front. The
attack commenced at midnight
to the south of Richebourge-La-
voue, where we carried two successive lines of German breastworks on a line of 800 yards. A
���mile further south another attack at dawn carried 1200 yards
of German front line trenches
and was pushed rapidly on, extending its success 600 yards
further south. By bombing
along the German trenches here
we crossed the Festubert-Quin-
que road and advanced nearly
a mile into the German lines.
Fighting still continues in our
favor, and throughout the day
our   troops   fought  splendidly.
At Ypres all has been quiet
for the past 48 hours, and elsewhere on the front there is
nothing to report.
Geneva: ��� A telegram from
Lugano, a Swiss city near the
Italian horder, says that Italy
has now 1,700,000 soldiers mobilized and equipped. It also is
said that the Austrian government has confiscated property of
the Rothschilds, as well as that
of various English, French and
Russian families.
Rome:���King Victor refuses to
accept Premier Salandra's resignation, vindicating the government's foreign policy. The
cabinet will meet today, and is
expected to decide the question
of war with Austria.
A revolution in Trieste, Austria, today was composed chiefly
of women, who burned the Austrian flag. Gendarmes killed 47
and wounded 300 women.
Paris (officiel):���Progress continues in the Hetsas district,
where the German first line was
captured, the French taking 175
prisoners and four machine guns
The total captures at Carency
were over 2,000.
French aviators destroyed the
chemical factory at Lauenthal,
near Dantzic.   Seven sheds filled
with locomotives were destroyed
at Koenigsberg and the tanneries at Strassburg, supplying
leather for the German army,
were destroyed, with a loss of
London:���Six thousand Armenians were massacred at Van,
Armenia, on Saturday. The Armenians are arming against the
Turks and Kurds.
London, May 17: Field-marshal Sir John French, British
Expeditionary forces, today sent
the following report to the War
"J'he first army has gained
further successes south of Richebourg-Lavoue and all German
trenches on a front of two miles
were occupied.
"This morning several bodies
of Germans surrendered voluntarily to our troops, who continue
to fight with great gallantry and
determination. One of these
bodies, while trying to surrender,
was caugFit by German artillery
fire and practically annihilated.
"The exact number of prisoners has not yet been ascertained,
but 550 have been cleared to the
lines of communication.
"On   the   remainder  of  the
front there have  been  no inci
dents to report."
Paris (official):-Tonight it is
announced that the British troops
have captured several additional
German trenches to the north of
La Bassee, together with a thou
(Continued on Page Four)
Mining on a scale hitherto un-
attempted in this district is in
progress on the Rocher de Boule
mine, near Hazelton. Superintendent D. J. Williams, of the
Montana - Continental Development Co., was down this week,
and informed The Miner that his
company had already shipped
40 car of ore to Anyox. The
present rate of shipment, 400 tons
a week, will be increased to 100
tons a day after June 1, Forty-
five men are employed, and development is being pushed forward. The tramway and power
plant are in excellent condition;
everything is going well, and
with 19 cent copper the auspices
seem exceedingly favorable.
For Patriotic Fund
The following additional subscriptions to the Patriotic Fund
are acknowledged by Treasurer
Hoskins: H. Welch, $1; Robt.
Tomlinson, $5; D. L. Purvis, $5;
F. A. Eberhardt, $1; J. E. Kirby,
Mr?. Agnes Hicks died at the
Hospital on Saturday evening, of
an affection of the heart incident
to old age. The deceased lady,
who was eighty years of age,
was born in Scotland, but had
lived in Canada since her early
youth, and for the last three
years had been a resident of
Hazelton, where she enjoyed the
respect and friendship of all who
knew her. General sympathy is
extended to her son, J. S. Hicks,
who is well known throughout
the district. Other sons reside
in Manitoba and California.
The funeral took place on Monday, when a service was held in
St. Peter's Church, Rev. John
Field officiating. The pallbearers
were R. S. Sargent, S. H. Hoskins, W. Grant, S. Cline, J. A.
Macdonald and A. R. Macdonald.
Bulkley Valley Coal
Considerable interest is being
taken in the development work
begun by Frank X. Frank on his
coal property on Hudson Bay
mountain. Mr. Frank has built
a wagon road from Lake Kathlyn
to the coal out-croppings at the
foot of the glacier, a distance of
2J miles, This road is second to
none in B. C. as to scenery and
condition. Mr. Frank is opening
up and developing six different
seams. The coal is all of anthra-
citic formation. The seam most
developed���the Ballard seam-is
opened up to about 40 feet and
the coal is very similar to Scran-
ton, Pa., coal, in quality and
appearance. The operator firmly
believes that the coal is "an Al
smelting coal" and need not be
coked. It is smokeless and hence
the desired domestic fuel.
Mrs.  Harry Hamblin arrived
from Prince Rupert on Saturday. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 22. 1915
The Omineca Miner
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. IV.
Saturday, May 22, 1915.
No. 38
A very satisfactory statement of collections to date for the
Canadian Patriotic Fund in Omineca district has been prepared by
S. H. Hoskins, government agent at Hazelton, who is treasurer
for the district.     The report follows.
Hazelton and district:
Hazelton subscriptions  .
Hazelton Women's Auxiliary
' Hazelton Chinatown
Hazelton Indians   .
Kitwangar Indians.
Pacific    ....
Skeena Crossing
Kispiox  ....
Lome Creek   .
Babine Indians
Babine School
New Hazelton Ladies' Committee
Bulkley Valley (Telkwa to Rose Lake)
Smithers district	
Bank Interest	
Remitted to Headquarters:
October 21, 1914 ,
December 18, 1914 ,
April 20, 1915.
t   317.50
$   3,355.96
$   3,249.96
Balance on hand $      106.00
(Continued from last week).
H. E. Walker, government agriculturist, is busy seeding on
government experimental plot,
on the Harris ranch.
Mr. Jeffries has opened up a
general store at North Francois.
He also makes a specialty of eggs
from pedigreed fowls.
Among the latest arrivals in
the district are Mr. Brandon and
wife, who have a land purchase
in the vicinity of Keefe's landing.
It is expected that road work
will sion begin in this vicinity.
Good roads and lots of them is
the crying need of this north
1). Burrell and E. Pro/it, boat
builders, have been constructing
boats during the winter, and
now have six neatly-built row-
boats on the ways, all finished
and ready for sale.
It is reported that a sixty-foot
steamboat is under construction
at the foot of the lake. If the
present boom in boat building
keeps up. we shall have a small
navy of our own on Francois
Wilson McNeil, a prominent
pre-emptor of this district, has
just brought in from the outside
a.carload of stock and implements. There is evidently going
to be  something doing on the
Wilson ranch this summer.
Although monetary conditions
are not what they ought to be in
district, still everybody is looking
forward to a prosperous season.
A notable sign of the times is
the number of old-time pre-
emptors, who had proved up and
left thtir ranches, return ing now
to stay. The "old ranch" looks
pretty good to them these times.
Prosser & Reid, general merchants, have constructed a spacious barn for the accommodation of their patrons. Another
improvement is the new warehouse on the lake shore. Mr.
Prosser of this firm, who has
been managing a branch store at
Eraser lake, is expected here
shortly for the summer, along
with Mrs. Prosser.
A New Journal
F. E. Simpson, one of the most
capable newspaper men in British Columbia, is again in the
game, having started'the Victorian, a weekly, in the provincial capital. The new journal is
a handsome paper, bright in
style and optimistic in tone.
The Miner wishes "The Old
Man" every success.
Jack Aldous, the well-known
hockey player, who was the star
of the Smithers team a year ago,
and who enlisted in Vancouver
| for the first contingent, is reported missing.
The Favorite
Shopping place
We Lead���
Others Follow
Glad to show you a very strong line of
Men's Driving and Working Gloves
A new and clean line of Ladies',
Men's and Children's Tennis
and Outing Shoes now in stock
A Carload of the famous Robin Hood Flour
arrived, and a guarantee with every sack to
give entire satisfaction. This shipment included
Porridge Oats, Oatmeal, Rolled Oats and other
breakfast foods.
Wheat - Oats - Timothy and Garden Seed
MG=lt R. S. SARGENT, LTD. "%ta
Certificate of Improvements
on the southeast slope of the Hudson
Hay mountain and joining the Zeolitie
Mineral Claim No. 4 on the north, in
the Omineca Mineral District:
Take notice that I, William S. Henry,
acting as agent for Hugh A. Bigelow,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 83530B,
James S. Kennedy, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83529B, James A. Macdonald, free Miner's Certificate No.
88506B, Cus A. Rosenthal. Free Miner's
Certificate No. 88294B. Thos. T. Dun-
lop, Free Miner's Certificate No.
7956BB, 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 (irant of the above claim.
And further, take notice, that action
under section  37  must be commenced
before the issuance of  such Certificate
of Improvements.
31-9 William S. Henry, Agent.
April 8, 1915, date of first insertion.
NOTICE is hereby given that I have
been instructed to offer for sale, by
public auction, at the government
stables at Hazelton, on Monday, the
31st May, 1915, at two o'clock in the
Twenty-four head of horses and
packing outfit; consisting of
14 pack saddles.
5 riding saddles.
4 McClellan saddles.
Together with
Saddle blankets.
Pelt pads.
Canvas mantles.
Camp kitchen outfit.
1 shoeing outfit, in'canvas cover.
1 tent, 10 x 12.
1 tent, 6x8.
2 fly tents.
This Sale is subject to reserve, and
the highest or any bid will not necessarily be accepted.
Government Agent.
Dated  at Hazelton, B. C, this 18th
day of May, 1915.
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle
S.S. "Prince Rupert" leaves Prince Rupert on Fridays at 9 a.m. S.S. "Prince George" leaves Prince
Rupert every Monday at 9 a.m. Purchase through
tickets from Local Agent or Train Agent and check
your baggage through.
Trains \pAVP H^7Pltnn Westbound at 11:1)7 a.m Thursdays
1 IdllO ltd.VC IMIUWU gndSundays for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers. Trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at
5:41 p. m., Wednesdays and Saturdays, for Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, etc., connecting at Winnipeg for St. Paul, Chicago, Toronto,
Montreal, New York, etc. Electric-lighted Sleeper and Parlor Cafe
Cars. Wednesday's train carries Electric-lighted Tourist Sleeping Car
through to St. Paul. For points east of Chicago have your ticket read
via the Grand Trunk Railway System, the Double-Track Route. For
full information, through tickets, etc., apply to your Local Agent or to
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
p.idui>c.pit.i$i,soo.ooo. VANCOUVER, B. C.
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 tan j 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 territoryjthejand 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 $5, 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
centB 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 theM 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
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Commercial Printing at
Notice under Section 36
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register John Edward
Bennett as owner in Fee-simple, under
a Tax Sale Deed from Herbert
Welch, the Assessor of the Omineca Assessment District, to John
Edward Bennett, bearing date the 4th
day of November, A.D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Salt held by said
Assessor on or about the 12th day of
October, 1912, of all and singular certain parcel or tract of land and premises Bituate, lying, and being in the
Coast District, in the Province of
British Columbia, more particularly
known and described as Southwest
quarter of Section four (4), Township
seven (7), Range five (5).
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming
any interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of
the tax purchaser within forty-live
days of the service of this notice upon
you. Otherwise you and each of you
will be for ever estopped and debarred
from setting up any claim to or in respect of the said land, and I shall register the said John Edward Bennett as
owner in fee.
Yonr attention is called to Section 36
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being
filed before the registration as
owner of the persons entitled under
such tax sale, all persons so served
with notice, or served with notice
under subsection (6) of section 155
of the "Municipal Clauses Act,
1906," or section 293 of the "Municipal Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," oi section 253
of the "Taxation Act," in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with af hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land so sold
for taxes.''
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia, this 17th day of
May, A.D. 1915.
District Registrar.
Aldermere, B. C. 38-42
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Source*
The king of Greece is seriously
ill of pneumonia.
Electrolytic  copper is quoted
at 19 cents in New York.
A new daily paper, the News,
has made its appearance in Prince
May 24th will be celebrated as
British Empire day at the San
Francisco fair.
Fifty Americans are reported
besieged by Yaqui Indians near
Esperanza, Sonora.
Socialists at Turin, Italy, have
declared a general strike, as a
protest against war.
Attorney-general Bowser has
suppressed a number of disreputable clubs in Vancouver.
The greater part of Canada's
second contingent was safely
landed in England this week.
It is believed conscription will
follow the formation of a coalition
government for Great Britain.
An 84-lb. spring salmon from
British Columbia attracted much
attention in London last week.
A Vancouver mill has secured
an order for 10.000,000 feet of
lumber for the British admiralty.
The British steamer Dumfries
was torpedoed on Thursday, off
Hartland Point. The crew was
Premier McBride, now in London, will visit Canadian headquarters in Flanders before he
Street railway employees in
Detroit declared a strike last
week, tying up the street cars of
the city.
Switzerland will make a protest against the sinking of the
Lusitania. Three Swiss were
It is reported in New York
that Germans will attempt to
block the channel of the St.
Nineteen widows and 31 children of Canadian soldiers killed
in the war have already been
granted pensions.
An agitation for the establishment of a smelter at Prince
Rupert has been started by the
business men of that city.
King George has erased the
names of the emperors of Germany and Austria from the roll
of knights of the Garter.
Sir Edward Speyer, a prominent German in London, has
resigned as a privy councillor,
owing to charges of disloyalty.
A preliminary estimate prepared by direction of the minister of lands shows that the total
value of the lumber products of
British Columbia  for  the year
1914 is $28,680,000 as compared
with $33,600,000, the total for
previous year. The last five
months of 1914 were seriously
affected by the war upheaval.
j Hudson's Bay Company j
In Lisbon tha Portugese government is making vigorous efforts to restore order. Two
British warships arrived yesterday.
For the. first four months of
the present year the logging
industry of British Columbia
shows an increase of fifty per
A number of additional exhibits of British Columbia lumber
have been sent to various foreign
markets, for the information of
Anton Kuepferle. a German
from Brooklyn, undergoing trial
at Brixton, Eng., for espionage,
hanged himself in his cell on
The Cunard liner Orduna sailed
from New York on Tuesday,
with 225 passengers. There
were no American passengers in
the number.
| Whiskies on Draught  :  Rum on Draught |
5 Excellent brand of Scotch Whiskies in case goods. 5
= Rye   Whiskies,   Irish   Whiskies,   Gins,   Clarets, ��
| Sherrys, Champagne, Beer, Ale, Stout, Grape-juice, |
| Kia-Ora. Kop's Non-alcoholic Liqeuers, Raspberry, I
2 Ginger, etc. Montserrat Lime-juice. g
g    Don't let the War Tax scare you���it only applies to   3
The German steamer Ophelia,
seized by a destroyer, while
scouting in the disguise of a hospital ship, has been condemned
as a British prize.
Six hundred Vancouver business men held a prohibition banquet on Tuesday evening and
passed a unanimous resolution
favoring prohibition.
As a result of the appointment
of the new western senators, the
Liberals and Conservatives have
each 48 representatives in the
upper house at Ottawa.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
7 7VFP Y an A *\TA (IF*\ We are Prepared to supply private
LtlTLilXl Will J1/1ULJ ami public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch $7 a Cord.
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for  Storage  or  Delivery.
Address all communicatiuns to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY at 8 p. m.
Connecting with G. T. P. train arriving at 6.30 p.m. Sunday
Tickets to and from all parts of the world.     Atlantic and Pacific
Steamship Tickets
J. G. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, B. C.
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A Swiss newspaper declares
that since the beginning of the
war 82,000 Austro-Hungarian
soldiers have surrendered to the
Russians without firing a shot.
Jagat Singh, who is being
tried in Vancouver for the murder of Ratan Singh, alleges that
he was hired by Bela and Baboo
Singh to murder several Hindoos.
In the libel suit of Barnes
against Roosevelt, at Syracuse
yesterday, the jury reported
eleven in favor of the colonel to
one for Barnes. They were sent
back to agree.
President Wilson on Tuesday
reviewed the sixteen Uuited
states warships which have been
at anchor in the Hudson for ten
days. The Atlantic fleet is now
engaged in maneuvers.
Thorp & Hoops
Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Brokers
B. C.
Sole district agents for E. G. Prior & Co., Victoria, Agricultural Machinery and Implements, Wagons, Etc.
Fire,  Life,  Accident,  and Employer's Liability Insurance.
We represent the best companies.
We Can Locate You On a Good Pre-Emptlon Near the G. T. P.
If you desire information about the Bulkley Valley write us.
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Assessment Work.
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The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assaycrs and Chemists
Established  18117 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S.,' 26 years  with
Vivian & Sims, Swansea.
There are more than 5,000 electric light companies now serving the public in the United
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
Fishing tackle���at Sargent's.
! the reserve covering Section 10 and the
j south half of Section 15, Township 1A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
I notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 22nd of July, 1909;  the
' reserve covering Township 4, Range 5,
Coast District, by  reason  of a notice
published    in    the    British   Columbia
Gazette on-the 25th  of  October, 1900,
and the reserve   covering certain lands
west  of Township  4,   Range 6. Coast
District, by reason of a notice published
in the British Columbia Gazette on the
31st of July, 1913,   are cancelled in so
far as they  relate to entry under the
provisions of the "Coal and petroleum
Act "
34-46 R. A. RENW1CK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
13th April, 1915.
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Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victo. ia, Nelson, Fort George
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sand prisoners, In an engagement at Ville-sur-Tourbe, the
the French took 400 prisoners,
and in an attack at the Ailly
Wood carried several German
works and captured 250 prison-
res.   The text follows:
"In Belgium, the enemy,
threatened by our successful attacks of the preceding days
with complete envelopment, last
night evacuated positions which
they had occupied to the west of
Yser Canal. We have on our
part maintained all our gains on
the east bank. North of La
Bassee, British troops, who were
very strongly counter-attacked
during the nights of Sunday and
and Monday, are victoriously continuing the fighting. Today they
carried several German trenches
and inflicted on the enemy very
heavy losses."
Lisbon:���Jose Chagas, Portugal's new president, was assassinated by Senator Freitas at the
railway station. Freitas was
killed by a soldier on the spot.
Fresh revolutionary disorders
have broken out. The battleship Vasco de Gama, controlled
by rebels, is bombarding Lisbon.
Paris (official):���On the ground
west of the Yser, captured yesterday, we counted over 2000
dead Germans. Many prisoners
and rifles were taken. A counter attack by night, preceded by
artillery bomb-throwers, was repulsed. We have consolidated
territory won south of the Yser.
Artillery fire continues fiercely
near Arras.
London, May 19:���Lord Kitchener said in the house of lords
yesterday   afternoon    that  the
British and French governments
felt that the allied troops must j
be adequately protected against
poisonous gases by the employ-
merit of similar methods.   These;
would remove  the enormous and
unjustifiable   advantage   which;
must   otherwise   exist.       Lord
Kitchener said  he wanted 300,-1
000 more recruits  to  form new j
armies.    He expressed his confidence that in  the   very  near
future the country would be in a
satisfactory condition   with   regard to supply of ammunition.
London, May 19:- A despatch
to the Central News from Home,
dated Tuesday, says: "Giornale
dTtalia announces that Prince
von Buelow, German ambassador,
and Baron von Macchio, special
ambassador of Austria, have demanded their passports. The
newspaper adds that the staffs
of the German and Austrian consulates will leave Rome this
Rome: Idea Nazionale reports
a revolt at the Austrian arsenal
at Pola, on the Adriatic. It is
asserted that ten thousand Italians employed there came into
conflict with troops and that
fifty persons were killed and a
hundred wounded.
London: An Admiralty communication says that a report
from Turkish sources is to the
effect that the submarine A E 2,
of the Australian navy, was sunk
on April 30 while endeavoring to
enter the Sea of Marmora and
that her crew was captui cd. As
no word has been received, its
loss is presumed.
Paris (official): Continuous
rains since Monday night and a
thick mist, making it impossible
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to see for a distance of 100
metres -about 300 feet���have
rendered operations impossible.
There have been no engagements
on the entire front. Even the
cannonading has been very
London: The Russian Black
Sea fleet, according to news received by Russian naval attaches, has destroyed in the Turkish
coal mining district one steamship and 36 sailing vessels. At
Koslu a pier, elevator and railroad station have been destroyed.
Rome: By royal decree the
railways of Italy are now under
military control. Suspects may
be prevented from traveling.
A "green book" is being prepared, to show that if Italy fights
it is from necessity, and to secure her territorial rights.
London: All Bulgarian reserve
officers have been called to the
The Turks are hurrying troops
and munitions to Gallipoli peninsula. All siege guns and modern artillery have been removed
from Adrianople to the Aegean
On Monday the Allies disembarked fresh troops at Kum Kale.
London, May 20:���Today the
Allies are using asphyxiating gas
with great success, the winds
being generally favorable.
The Germans have poisoned
the river near Ypres. Arsenic
was found in the water.
It is announced that a coalition
government will be formed to
carry on the war. There is a
great deal of speculation as to
the changes which will result.
It is expected that Lloyd George
will act with Lord Kitchener in
the war office and Balfour will
assist Lord Fisher in the admiralty. Bonar Law will probably
be chancellor of the exchequer,
Churchill Indian secretary, and
Austen Chamberlin colonial secretary. Redmond has declined
a portfolio.
Rome: Parliament is convening and excitement is running
high. The minimum demands
made of Austria are now known.
Italy requires the cession of
Trent and eastern Fneuli as far
south as Nabresina. Trieste,
Capo dTstria and Pirano are to
form a new and independent
state, The islands off Lower
Dalmatia are to be ceded to Italy
and Austrian interests in Albania
are to be abandoned. The sovereignty of Italy in Avlona is to
be recognised.
King Victor has pardoned the
railway employes imprisoned for
a strike of a year ago.
The authorities of Genoa have
been advised to detain the German steamers interned there.
The Austrian fleet has left
Pola and will probably bombard
Venice on the declaration of war.
Petrograd : ��� A British submarine penetrated the Baltic and
torpedoed a German transport
off Libau.
London:���General Sir William
Birdwood, commanding the Australian forces, was one of the 900
wounded in the Gallipoli campaign-
Philadelphia:��� The American
steamer Wico, from Stockholm,
reports sinking a submarine in the North Sea. The Wico's
propeller was broken and her
hull damaged.
Petrograd, May 20:���The Russians continue to hold both banks
of the river San south of Jaros-
lau, according to an official statement issued last night. The
bombardment at Permysl continues, and in the sector between
Permysl and the great marsh of
the Dneister the Russians claim
to have repulsed desperate at-
acks by the Austro-Germans.
It is admitted that the Teutonic allies have consolidated their
new positions on the right bank
of the San, in the sector between
Jaroslau and Lezaysko.
Paris (official): Very inclement weather prevails, with a very
thick mist, and there has been
no action during the day on any
part of the western front.
The Germans last night attempted an attack in the forest
of Le Pretre, but were immediately checked by the French fire
and gained no advantage.
The German emperor and his
staff had a narrow escape on
Sunday while watching operations in a village near the river
San, in Galicia. According to a
despatch from Buda-Pesth which
reached Geneva by an indirect
route, a heavy shell burst 500
yards away. It fell among some
automobiles, destroying the emperor's and killing his chauffeur.
The emperor had left his car
only 15 minutes before. As
more Russian shells were falling
in the neighborhood the emperor
and his staff left hurriedly in
machines which they commandeered.
London, May 21:���A despatch
to the Daily News from Copenhagen says, "It is stated that
Germans have captured Riga,
on the Gulf of Riga, in northwest Russia. A private despatch
reports a big naval battle in the
Riga is Russia's principal port
on the Baltic aside from Petrograd. The town lies at the head
of the Gulf of Riga, 312 miles
southeast of Petrograd. It is an
important industrial and commercial center, its industries being the manufacture of machines,
railroad cars and tobacco. It
has a population of about 300,-
000, many of whom, before the
war, were Germans.
London:���The French steamer
St. Just, of Areachon, was literally smashed to pieces near Dartmouth yesterday, thirteen of her
crew being drowned. The captain was the only survivor. It is
stated that no warning was given
to the vessel before she was torpedoed.
Paris(official):���Between Nieuport and Arras the ground' remains water-soaked and impassible. Today was marked by a
spirited artillery engagements,
during the course of which two
German aviators were   shelled.
In Champagne, near Beause-
jour, we have advanced by mining as far as the enemy's trenches, connection with which we are
In Argonne, we have repulsed
an attack in Ailly Woods, have
taken several trenches, captured
some prisoners, and consolidated
the ground gained.
Paris: Operations along the
Yser Canal, in Belgium, ending
in the complete repulse of the
enemy on the evening of May
17, are described in a narrative
written by the official observer
with the  French army at  the
D. C. Scott, representing
Knowler & Macaulay, the Vancouver confectioners, was here
for several days.
J. R. Barker, of the'telegraph
service, who left Hazelton last
August to go to the front, is reported wounded.
A meeting of the Northern
B. C. baseball league will be held
here on Monday. J. A. Macdonald will represent the Hazelton
The list of committees for the
celebration, published last week,
did not include the names of W.
Ware and Chief Constable Minty,
who are members of several
A. Mclnnes, of North Bulkley,
the pioneer rancher of that district, is in town this week. His
little daughter Vera, who has
been seriously ill of appendicitis,
recovering at the hospital.
Judge Young will try two Indian criminal cases on the 27th.
Dick Latie will be charged with
escaping from custody, and
Maggie Williams, of Canyon
Creek, will be placed on trial for
attempted suicide.
Gus. H. Mueller was fined $20
and costs at Smithers last Saturday, for carrying a rifle and
traps without a license. Rifle
and traps were confiscated.
Game Warden Burrington expects to round up other violators
of the game laws.
W. Ware, manager of the Hudson's Bay Company's stores in
Hazelton. returned this week
from a trip to Fraser Lake, Fort
George and the Cariboo district,
in the interests of his company.
He found marvelous changes
since his last visit, some years
front given out here today. It
says the Germans, who gained a
momentary success by using asphyxiating gases, were definitely
mastered by continued pressure
of our offensive.
Petrograd: An official statement on the Carpathians campaign states the enemy's losses
during the last three weeks at
an average of 10,000 daily. Forty thousand prisoners were
taken, as well as several hundred
guns abandoned by the Austro-
German troops.
Tread the Footpath
of Peace
This ia the path of him who wears
I Hazelton, B. C.
Fishing Tackle
I Up-to-Date Drug Stores
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Fort George
"Everything in Canvas"
Prince Rupert Tent and Awning Co.
Prince Rupert. B.C
Empire Pay,  May 24th
Special 75c Dinner
Hazelton Coffee House
SOUP���Consomme a la Sandra.
FISH-Fried Spring Salmon, Tar-
tare Sauce.
BOILED-Ox Tongue, Caper Sauce
ENTREES-Mutton Cutlets, with
French Mushrooms
Shrimp Salad,   Mayonnaise
ROASTS-Spring   Chicken    and
Prime Ribs of Beef au Jus
COLD MEATS-Ham  and   Pork
VEGETABLES-Baked Potatoes,
French Peas in Cream.
DESSERT-Banana Ice Cream,
Lemon Pie, (ireen Apple
Pie, Khubaru Pie.
Hazelton Coffee House
Opposite Police Oflice.
The Approach of Summer
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A Hand-Made Boot for the Hills
We have a nice range just to hand.
Light Wool and Balbriggan Very pretty Curtain Scrims,
Underwear in union and selling at 25c and 40c per
two-piece garments. yard.
Fishing Rods and Tackle
R. Cunningham & Son, Limited
Established 1870
Port Esslngtoti and ll.izdlon, B.C


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