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THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
VOL. VI, NO, 34
HAZELTON. B. C., SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
TEDDY WOULD LEAD ARMY
Ex-President May Take Division
of American Troops
Overseas
Washington, April 16:���Colonel
Roosevelt advocates a new law
authorizing the enlistment of an
expeditionary force of 100,000
men. "Under this act," he says,
"I should beg leave to raise for
immediate service overseas with
the first expeditionary force, an
infantry division of three three-
regiment brigades and one divisional brigade of cavalry,together
with an artillery brigade, a regiment of engineers, a motorcycle
machine-gun regiment, an aero
squadron, a signal corps.the supply service, etc. I should request
the war department for the detail
of say two officers to every thousand men. I believe that acting
under the direction and with the
aid of the department I could
raise the division and have it
ready to begin shipment to France
in two qr three months. My
idea would be to have the intensive training in gas work, bomb
throwing, bayonet fighting and
trench work given in France.
They would then be sent  to  the
trenches   when    they
oughly prepared."
FRENCH ADVANCE IN THEIR TURN
DEMORALIZATION SPREADS AMONG HUNS-
BRITISH GAIN TWO VICTORIES OVER TURKS
thor
Take Over P. G. E.?
Victoria, April 20:���-As a result
of the investigation into P. G. E.
affairs, Hanes, of North Vancouver, proposes a drastic resolution
calling upon the government to
cancel its contract with the company and take over the line, and
to bring suit against Foley, Wtlch
& Stewart for the return of overpayments and profits.
Coal Miners Strike
Fernie, April 19: -Three thousand coal miners of the Crows
Nest district are on strike, and
nearly all the mines are closed
down. A settlement at an early
date is hoped for.
Gardeners   Are  Busy
Judging from the number of
residents who have already begun work on their gardens, the
coming summer will see more
and larger plots of ground put to
good use. The soil and climate
of Hazelton are unexcelled for
the growing of flowers and vegetables, and the friendly rivalry
of our amateur gardeners should
result in big displays of floral and
vegetable products at the fall
fair.
Recommends Russian Stock
D. L. Purvis, who has been
experimenting for some years
with various kinds of fruit trees
and bushes, has been most successful with apples and other
fruits grafted on hardy "Russian' stock, and he recommends
growers in this district to investigate these varieties, particulars
of which may be obtained from
the Dominion department of agriculture. Some of Mr. Purvis's
trees made a growth of four feet
last year.
Paris:    Seventy-seven  square | tecamp   as  having reached  the
miles of  France  have  been  re- proportions of a great success.
claimed from the invader by five'The utmost strategic importance
days of continuous smashing  by is attached to the formidable po-
Nivelle's   men,   who have now I si tion s captured there.
progressed over a front of nearly j    r      , ��� . .   .,���.,,
i    London:   Haig reports that the
forty miles to a depth  of  from:n ... ,    ,
J \ British   h
three-quarters of a mile to four
full miles. A score of villages
and towns have been taken since I
Monday. The German losses are
staggering. Two complete divisions of forty thousand men,
which made a counter-attack on
Juvincourt, were literally wiped
out by the French artillery alone.
Demoralization   is   spreading
ave gained ground in
the neighborhood of Villers-Guis-
lain.
General Murray, resuming his
march to Jerusalem, has achieved
another victory over the Turks,
His forces captured the Turkish
positions on a front of six and a
half miles.
Complete rout of the Turkish
eighteenth army  corps  and   an
LOCAL NEWSPARAGRAPHS
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
land faces grave internal dangers,
while Turkey, Bulgaria and Austria are believed to be seeking
separate peace. It is thought
the German scheme for peace
with Russia has collapsed.
A neutral diplomat, just arrived
at Geneva from Berlin, says the
Germans will be without wheat
and potatoes within four to six
weeks.
Buenos Aires: The German
rebellion in Brazil is growing serious.
among the Germans, even among     , . ,. .
, other  advance  in  Mesopotamia
their officers. Great masses of
reinforcements, hurriedly rushed
to   the   line,   are  unavailing in
north of Bagdad,  were   reported
today.
Predictions of an early end
the war are general.
Rome: lhe Huns are said to
! be using their dead in fertilizer
plants. Pope Benedict is horrified and has expressed deep indignation.
to
stopping the advance.   The battle
is progressing favorably and re-
sul.ts.exceed the French   leaders' ;(ion  f,ress is of ��',inion that Ger"
expectations.     They  regard the j many cannot hold out against the
advance between Oisel and Cour- Allies much longer.     The Vater-
Washington:    No separate
the Lon- peace will be considered  by the
U.S.     The  president's  plan for
conscription will he pushed ahead
of all other legislation.
YESTERDAY'S.WAR finish.     The enemy has brought
DESPATCH ES up  new   battalions  and  massed
them around Lens and   Loos,   to
those captured   by   the
Paris:    "Success everywhere" i
is an epitome of today's official r|h"'
statement   detailing the forward
sweep of Nivelle's armies. Great j
defensive positions of the  Germans,   dominating  Nanroy  and
Moronvillers, were captured in an
advance  east  of  Rheims,  while
smashing blows north  ot  Viiilly
and Ostel gained more ground in
the sector northeast of Soissons.
Desperate  German  attempts  to
create diversions elsewhere along
the front failed.
All German counter-attacks on
the ground newly wrested from
them on the St. Quentin-Rheims
front failed signally.
Today there is  fighting along
almost the  entire French front, j
Around St. Quentin General Niv-
NEUTRAL LOSSES
BY HUN SUBS
Washington, April 16: -German
submarines have sunk during the
British,   and  German  guns  are  war a gram! total of 686  neutral
sending shells into Lieven.   Bois ! vessels, including ninteen Amende Raumont.Anjrres and the sub- can,and have attacked unsuccess- j
urbs of Lens. East of Arras their folly seventy-nine others, includ-
,   , .. ���    . ,i        Ing eight American, according to
batteries are active against Mon-,        S. , .  .   , ., .   .
Ian official tabulation given out at
chy. Ml! Hritish are answering i U)estate department completed
with a more formidable bombard- up to April 3, Since the German
ment. : war zone   went   into   effect   on
The enemy's losses In dead and j February   1  more than one-third
wounded Iri the Arras battle are|of th�� ve88els '""k  ,,:|"' '"""
twice those of the British.     Our
troops captured 230 enemy guns. | follows:
Amsterdam: Anti-German riots]     '.'Information has been received
have   broken  out  in   Constanli- j by the department that since the
nople.   Two German officers were
publicly horsewhipped and others
P. Slavin was down from Houston on Monday.
School Inspector Lord was here
during the week.
J. Gillespie, of Telkwa, was
here early in the week.
H. Martin is preparing to leave
| for his ranch up the Skeena.
J. McKenna. of Burns Lake,
was among Sunday's incoming
passengers.
Steelheads are reported to be
running in good numbers in the
Kispiox river.
Mrs. K. F. Birchall, of Port
Essington, was one of Wednesday's arrivals.
Rod. McCrimmon, who has been
at Telkwa during the winter, returned to Hazelton on Sunday.
H. S. Lavery, formerly constable here, has joined the 6th
Field Company, Canadian Engineers.
The school trustees call attention to the need for funds to defray various expenses in connection with the public school.
The tennis club met on Monday
evening and organized for the
season. The court will be placed
in condition for playing without
delay.
Ten candidates for positions in
the forestry service were examined here on Monday by H. S.
Irwin, of the forest branch headquarters.
The proposal of some of our
neigbors to remove the government offices from Hazelton was
brought before the provincial
government this week. The
ministers have not yet given an
answer.
neutral.
The   department's   statement
beginning  of the war, including
April 3,   a  total  of' 686  neutral
vessels  have  heen sunk by Ger-
hissed.     Hatred of the Teutons j man 8110rn.,rjne8> as follows:
has become exceedingly  bitter, j    "Norwegian, 410; Swedish.lll,
Washington:     The   American  Dutch,61; Greek,50; Spanish, 33;
elle reports big. artillery activity J-^assador in Petrograd reports America,  ^Peruvian. 1;  Ar-
This may be the prelude to an. j thereis notthe8liKhtestpo3sibility:    ..^^ ^^ ftttacked and
escaped: Norwegian,32; Swedish,
rWr tremendous infantry assault jot' Russia listeninR t0 Teutonic
which  will sweep the menaced I overtures for a separate peace,
town into Allied hands.   In Coucy
forest there was patrol fighting.
London: For a day or two there
is a pause in the great struggle
begun by the battle of Arras which
is by no means ended. It is a
breathing spell while the British
and the enemy stand and wait for
the next round of the fight to a
The door of the naval affairs
committee room was broken open
during the night. It is believed
spies were seeking information
regarding naval plans.
Wilson insists on conscription,
in the form of a selective draft.
Buenos Aires: German-Brazilians in three states have revolted.
They  are well-armed, even with
9; Danish, 5; Dutch, 13; Greek,8;
Spanish, 2; Argentine, 1; Brazil,
1, American, 8.    Total 79."
artillery, and have plentiful supplies. The government is massing
i its best to troops quell  the up-
I rising.
Uruguay, fearing invasion by
the Huns, will bring troops to the
frontier.
Spring Cleaning Begins
Many of the townspeople have
already begun the work of cleaning up their premises and surroundings, and Hazelton should
soon present a neat appearance
once more. The Progress Club ���
on Tuesday evening appointed a
committee to interview the health
officials and police with a view to
improving the sanitation and
cleanliness of the town. All
residents will be invited to co-operate in the movement.
New Works Engineer
A. L. Carruthers has been appointed public works engineer
for district No. 7, which comprises
the electoral districts of Omineca,
Prince Rupert and Atlin. He
will have charge of all toads,
trails, bridges, etc.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Mary and Judas: A Study in
Contrast of Character."
Special music.
All are cordially invited. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, APRIL 21. 1917
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The Ommimeca Miner
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District oe British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and Hritish Possessions. Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Throe 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 H. C.
Gazette rates.
VOL. VI.
Saturday, April 21, 1917
No. 34
BEWARE OF THE DEADLY HOUSE-FLY
That the disease-carrying house-fly is responsible for many
thousands of deaths every year is now a recognized fact, and health
authorities are united in warning the people against the danger of
allowing the pests to multiply unhindered.. The infantile paralysis
epidemic wnich took such toll of young lives in New York last
summer is believed by many to have been spread by house flies,and
the people of the American metropolis have inaugurated a campaign
against the noxious insects. THE MINER has received from Jthe
Merchants' Association of New York a circular which we consider
worthy of reproduction in part. Under the heading "Kill Flies and
Save Lives", the publication says:
Kill at once every fly you can find and burn his body.
Observers say that there are many reasons to believe there
will be more flies this season than for a number of years.
The killing of just one fly NOW means there will be billions
and trillions less next summer.
Clean up your premises; see and insist that your neighbors
do likewise.
Especially clean "out-of-the-way places," and every nook
and cranny.
Flies will not go where there is nothing to eat, and their
principal diet is too filthy to mention.
The fly is the lie that binds the unhealthy to the   healthy.
The fly. has no equal as a germ "carrier"; as many as live
hundred million germs have been found in and on the body of
a single fly.
it is definitely known that the fly is the "carrier" of the
germs of typhoid fever; it is widely believed that it is also the
"carrier of other diseases,including possibly infantile paralysis.
The very presence of a fly is a signal and notification that
a housekeeper is uncleanly and inefficient.
Do not wait until the insects begin to pester; anticipate the
annoyance.
April', May and June are the best months lo conduct an
anti-fly campaign.
The farming and suburban districts provide ideal breeding
places, and the newborn flies do not remain at their birth place
but migrate, using railroads and other means of transportation
to towns and cities.
Kill flies and save lives!
RECIPES FOR KILLING FLIES
The United Slates government makes the following
suggestion for the destruction of house-flies: Formaldehyde and
sodium salicylate are the two best fly poisons. Both are superior
to arsenic. They have their advantages for household use.
They are not poison to children; they are convenient to handle,
their dilutions are simple, and they attract the flies.
A formaldehyde solution of approximately correct strength
may be made by adding three tablespoon fills of concentrated
formaldehyde solution, commercially known as formalin, to a
pint of water. Similarly, the proper concentration id' sodium
salicylate may be obtained by dissolving three teaspoon fills of
the pure chemical (a powder) lo a pint of water. A container
as described below has been found convenient for automatically
keeping the solution always available for flies to drink, An
ordinary thin-walled drinking glass is filled, or partially filled,
with the solution. A saucer, or small plate, in which is placed
a piece of WHITE blotting paper cut to the size of tin' dish, is
put bottom up over the glass. Tin' whole is then quickly
inverted, a match placed under the edge of the glass, and the
container is ready for use. As the solution dries out o!'the
saucer the liquid seal at the edge of the glass is broken ami
more liquid flows into the lower receptacle. Thus the paper is
always kept moist.
Any odor pleasing to man is offensive to the fly and vice
versa, and will drive them away.
According to a French scientist, flies have intense hatred
for the color blue. Rooms decorated in blue will help to keep
out the flies.
Mix together one tablespoonful of cream, one of ground
black pepper and one of brown sugar. This mixture is poisonous
to flies. Put in a saucer, darken the room except one window
and in that set the saucer.
To clear the house of flies burn pyrethrum powder. This
stupefies the flies, but they must be SWEPT UP and BURNED.
Borax is especially valuable around farms and out rf doors.
One pound of borax to twelve bushels of manure will be found
desirable as a poison without injuring its manurial qualities or
farm stock. Scatter the borax over the manure and sprinkle
with water.
Lye.chloride of lime.or copperas (sulphate of iron) dissolved
in water, crude carbolic acid, or any kind of disinfectant, may
be used in vaults.
U. B. C. COURSES
FOR PROSPECTORS
The University of British Columbia put on short courses in
mining and allied subjects early
in 1917, which lasted for six
weeks. Twenty-eight students
enrolled for the various courses,
including prospectors, miners,
business men and others,of whom
two were ladies. Attendance
was kept up remarkably well and
the students showed keen interest and enthusiasm. The result
demonstrated that the courses fill
a definite want, so they will be
continued next year.
The courses given included
mining, smelting and milling,
geology, mineralogy, surveying,
assaying, blacksmithing. Next
year the course will be lengthened to eight weeks, and a course
in chemistry will be added. Particulars will appear in the regular
University calendar for the session of 1917-18 and Ihe courses
will be given at the University
in Vancouver.probably beginning
about January 15, 1918. It is
possible that they may be extended to other centers of the province, either the coming year or
'later as the University staff shall
increase sufficiently to conduct
them.
They are completed courses in
themselves, having nothing to do
with the regular University curriculum,and requiring uo entrance
examination. A registration fee
of $5 is the only charge made.
They are specially designed to
suit the needs of Ihe prospector
and apply particularly io conditions in British Columbia.
Land for Veterans;
London, April 16:���The Canadian representatives have submitted definite plans to the Empire
Land Settlement Committee dealing with soldiers and other service men. They dissented from
the idea of the representatives of
the more distant Dominions that
all discharged soldiers should be
pooled and allotted to several
countries by a central committee
in London.
The Canadian federal proposals
placed before the committe yesterday offered 160 acres of Crown
land and also a loan of $1500 for
house, barn and implements, repayment to extend over 15 years.
The plan, which is to be worked under a Canadian settlement
board,composing three members,
applies to honorably discharged
soldiers and sailors who enlisted
for the present war, whether
domiciled in Canada or els( where
in the British Empire at the outbreak of the war; also lo widows
whose husbands died on active
service.
It is believed the scheme will
prove highly attractive to many
Hritish ex-soldiers. Provinces
owning their own lands can make
their own additional plans. Doubtless arrangements can be made
to ensure a careful selection here
and thus avoid unsuitables.
Mexico City: Carranza, in a
four-hourspeech,stated that Mexico  would be neutral in the war.
San Francisco: The Japanese
admiralty says there are no Hun
submarines in the Pacific.
London: Turkish troops in
Mesopotamia are steadily retreating before the advancing British,
who meet but slight opposition.
Buenos Aires: Argentina has
taken possession of all German
interned ships.
IF YOU CAN'T FIGHT
YOU CAN AT LEAST
STAND BEHIND THE
MAN WHO FIGHTS
FOR YOU!
THE CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND
Which assists the  wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to  keep  the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.   E.   Kirby,   R.   E.   Allen,   J.  K.  Frost,   J.  R.  Barker,
and J. G. Powell.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
THE CANADIAN RED CROSS
The  Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitaiian
organization.
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W.J. Can-
Honorary Secretary:  Miss J. C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,   Mrs. R. G. Moseley,   Mrs. Chas. Reid,
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Fie|d, Rev. M. Pike, H. H. Phillips
Large or Sniall Contributions will be Gratefully Received
SOLDIERS' AID & EMPLOYMENT
COMMITTEE
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district wit!
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at lhe front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial    Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. J/Iacdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: J. K. Frost,
11. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.  -
SOME CAN FIGHT, SOME
CAN WORK OR PAY���
ALL CAN SERVE
v THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Young Canadians who "jumped" to the United States to avoid
military service may be conscripted there.
The  Spanish  cabinet  has  resigned.
Cash wheat  reached  $2.41 in
Chicago.
There is an epidemic of measles j
in Victoria.
Sarah Bernhardt is critically ill
in New York.
Succession duties in   B. C.   are
free list, thus opening American
markets to Canada and Canadian
markets to the U. S. in these
products.
There is a movement in the U.
S. for prohibition of the manufacture and sale of liquor, as a
war measure.
The Jingle  Pot coal  mine at
to be doubled. 'Nanaimo, owned in part by Ger-
���,    _     . . .. mans, will be placed in the hands
lhe Dominion parhamentopen-:  f .    ,,
ed on Thursday.
,       ,     n-   r T ,.   .      Vancouver   will   endeavor   to
Senator Sir Lyman Jones  died ; , ���  ,'
l have a detachment of the American army take part in the Empire
in Toronto on Sunday.
Panama canal authorities have
arrested thirty Germans.
The German bread ration has
been reduced 25 per cent.
Spain is considering breaking
off relations with Germany.
British representatives are conferring with  King Constantine.
A plant for curing B.C. fish by
a new process is to be established.
Canadian ministers may attend
the Allied conference in Washington.
American life insurance companies are demanding high war
premiums.
Famine and pestilence are raging in Syria, owing to the actions
of the Turks.
Von Bissinx, the butcher of
Belgium and murderer of Nurse
Cavell, is dead.
Lloyd's offers 100 to 45 that
peace will be declared before the
errd of the year.
General Murguia has begun an
active campaign against Villa in
northern Mexico.
Turkey and Bulgaria have formally broken off r eladons with
the United States.
Seppala's Siberian wolf-dogs
won the All-Alaska Sweepstakes
for the third time.
Germany is making desperate
efforts to secure subscriptions to
her sixth war loan.
Mayor Mitchell of New York
has cancelled all night liquor
licenses in the city.
Premier Borden and General
Smuts received the freedom of
the City Of Edinburgh.
The Panama ports of San Cristobal and Balboa have been closed
to safeguard the canal.
Portland will ship 100 carloads
Of wheat daily for two months,
consigned to the Allies.
Quentin Roosevelt, Theodore's
son, has joined the Canadian av- j
iation corps for training.
Boston reports say a hostile
airplane base is located in the
woods of New Hampshire.
A commission of judges has
been appointed to probe the Vancouver by-election scandal.
Hon. A. J. Balfour, who is now
in Washington, may visit Canada
before returning to London.
The proposed war tax on corporations would cost the U. S.
Steel Corporation $437,000,000.
A Lausanne despatch says that
shops in Leipzig were wrecked
by mobs demanding food. Food
riots also occurred in Mannheim.
The Dominion government has
placed   wheat and flour on the
Day celebration.
Sir Robert Borden and the
other overseas premiers were
King George's guests at Windsor
Castle for the weekend.
An estimate of the total munitions orders placed in Canada is
nearly a billion dollars. The industry gives employment to many
thousands.
Coal miners in Ohio, western
Pennsylvania.Illinois and Indiana
have been granted a 20-per-eent.
increase in wages. The change
affects 25,000 men.
Official   permission   has   been
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
Force.
(h) Army PostOffice, London
England.
Unnecessary mention of higher
.formations,    such   as   brigades,
[divisions,   is  strictly  forbidden,
and causes delay.
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g   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    ��
I -STEEL WIRE-
FENCING
Poultry and
Rabbit Proof
in 10-rod" rolls
$P
It is an exceptionally good buy.
Let us have your order at once;
we have only a small   supply.
BEERS
VICTORIA PHCENIX,
CASCADE,
Quarts, per bottle, .25
BUDWEISER,
Quarts, per bottle, .40
STOUT
Hudson's Bay, XXXX,
Quarts, per bottle, .25
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NOTICE
In the matter of an applic-
* ATION for the issue of a duplicate
Certificete  of  Title to Part of Lot
Fifty-three (53), Town of Hazelton,
known as Lots Three (3)  and Four
(4), according to Map 543.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that
it is my intention to issue at the expiration of one month after  the first publication hereafter,  a  duplicate  of  the
Certificate   of   Title   for   the   above
given for the passage of Canadian I mentioned lands in the name of Edward
., ,   .,     rT c        ,       .   ! Howe Hicks-Beach, which Certificate
troops through the U.S., when It 0f Title  was issued on the 18th (lay of
is desired to route them through j June, If'*, as number 12531-C.
Maine or Minnesota.
H. C. Hoover has been appointed head of the new food board in
the United States. His task will
be to deal with the supply of
foodstuffs to the Allied   nations.
When the civil population' of
Lens was ordered to leave, the
Germans seized three months'
rations which had been gathered
by the American relief commission. QUALITY, PRICES AND TERMS ARE RIGHT.
,                ,       T              ���   , ' ENQUIRIES INVITED.   SAMPLES AND QUO.
A  great  scheme   for Imperial tations can be submitted promptly
Dated this Fifth day of April, 1917,
at the Land Registry Oftice, Prince
Rupert, B.C.
H. F. MACLEOD,
33-7 District Registrar.
ACENT FOR THE LEADING MANUFACTURERS OF ALMOST ALL COMMODITIES IN
  GENERAL  USE	
J. F. Maguire
Manufacturers' Agent
HAZELTON, B. C.
naval development, under which
Halifax and Esquimalt would
again become naval bases, has
been agreed upon by the London
war conference.
Faced with an effort by the
Irish Nationalists to force a general election, Bonar Law announced in the house of commons
that a statement of the government's attitude on Home Utile
would be made next week.
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Zford THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 1917
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THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
,������������.^m,���. east of (j|.jC0ll,.^    The town of
MONDAY, APRIL 16 SJ. Quentin continues to burn,
 iir ii a      Away   to the north, Lens still
London:     Both  Lens and St. I hol,is out'     The Germans have
-. . , ,   .,,   ,     , evidently sent their reserves up
Quentin,at either end of the front      , ,��� , .     ,
and are making a desperate aeon which the British have been;fencej to enable their engineers
forcing the Germans back, are j to complete the destruction of the
almost within the grasp of the ad- mines and factories of the dis-
vancing forces. Smashing British ' trict before retiring,
blows against the enemy positions1 The Germans still cling to sev-
fiorth and south of Lens have had ! eral strong positions about Lens,
their effect and our men now hold 'although the defences are being
the suburban towns of Lieven and j reduced to dust by the British
Cite St. Pierre, while our artillery ! batteries.
is firing high explosive shells into the city, which is the mining
center of northern France.
The French are holding fast
south of St. Quentin,and are less
than a mile from its limits. The
British followed up their capture
effect on Sunday. The official
statement minimizes the importance of the strike,saying it lacks
public support.
A new Socialist party is being
formed, with the declared object
of democratizing Germany.
Washington: Germany's first
shot in open warfare against the
U.S. was fired yesterday, when a
U-boat discharged a torpedo at; the
destroyer Smith. The projectile
missed the Smith, which gave
chase, without success.
London: The opinion is held
here that Austria's overtures to
No confirmation is available here.' 9
Austria, it is said would quit and (
leave the Germans to fight alone,  I
DENTISTRY
DR. RADGERO
Smithers, B.C.
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Counter-attacks which the en-|RuM,a predicate
emy launched at Monchy and'
Lagnicourt indicate that the British are approaching dangerously
near the new defences in that,
sector. The Germans lost 1200
killed in the attack at Lagnicourt.
of Payer, a mile northwest of the The result, shows that the enemy
town, by driving the Germans] cannot stem the tide of lhe Brit-
hack to within a few hundred.ish advance.
yards of St Quentin on the north, j An air raid on -Freiburg, the
There has been violent fighting; noted mining center of Germany,
between Lens and St. Quentin, in reprisal for U-boat, attacks on
and the Allies everywhere have | hospital ships, is reported by the
either made gains of German de- j admiralty,
fences or driven back German, Lnm]on: Neutral despatches
counter-attacks. South of Lens'
and north of the Scarpe,   Haig's
the disintegration of the Germanic alliance. Re-j ���
cent gains of Ihe Allies heighten ;��"
this belief.   The Arras blow may . j
be the turning point of the  war. j i
Rio Janeiro: Senator Barhosai |
was cheered by fifty thousand;!
Brazilians today when he declar-1 j
ed that war with Germany was 1
inevitable. Anti-German riots: {
continue.
if Russia would make peace. The /
German and Austrian emperors /
are said lo have quarreled. j Q~"-~-"""������~~-��.~.~.~~..~6
Washington:  The navy depart-1      DALBY B. MORKILL
, I .      , .      - British Columbia Land Surveyor
ment has received  reports  from ...   mine SURVEYOR  :::
coastguard  stations   that  heavy t Hazelton, B. C.
firing was heard off PrOvincetOWn ; Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
this morninir Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. andGen-
K* eral Engineering Surveys.
The report of the attack on the ; The obtaining of Crown Grants attend-
destroyer Smith by a submarine i. -	
has been confirmed. j HOTEL   PRINCE   RUPERT
Wilson declaresforconscription. |THE LEADING HOTEL IN NORTHERN B. C.
:: EUROPEAN PLAN ::
One Dollar per day and upwards
1 25c. auio service to and from all trains and boats
! PRINCE RUPERT B. C.
The senate passed   the  seven-
billion-dnllar bond act, yesterday.
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All Germany's hold i =
Assay Office and Mining Office
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Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   P. C. S.,  26 years  with
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HAZELTON HOSPITAL,
NOEL & ROCK | ssftaft
i| Hazelton,  B. C.
say a general strike commenced
j yesterday  in   Berlin,   and   that
troops continue to plunge forward , nurneroua riot8 huve occurred  in
reaching positions   from   two  to  the German capital.
three miles east of Vimy ridge.
The British captured Gricourt,
a mile north of Kayet, the enemy
losing heavily in killed and wounded. At Fayet the British took
400 prisoners.
London:   The Turks have sustained another defeat, at thehatids
In Mesopotamia the British
have driven the Turks back to
positions in theJebel Samin hills.
Denmark has warned Germany
that the Danes are heartily sick
ened by the Hun ruthlessness.
Washington: Hon. A. J. Balfour has arrived   from   London.
of the British in Mesopotamia. Conference8 will begin tomorrow.
On this front the enemy was driv- ,
en   from his positions near Delta i ���_��.-l.-�� .��,    . ^���T,    ���
Wah, 35 miles north of Bagdad.!       WEDNESDAY, APRIL IE
The Turks suffered heavy losses. E'*""" ��"���""���"" ********���"
Petrograd: Pacifists were hoot- London: Five key points to the
ed down and a vigorous prosecu- boasted Hindenbfrrg line were
tion of the war was advocated at j struck so savagely in the great
a congress of workmen's and sol- j Franco-British drive yesterday
diers' delegates held here.' |tnat their continuance in enemy
Washington :    The   shipping hands much lon��er is impossible.
board    will   form  a $50,000,000 0f the five strongholds, Lens, La
corporation   to build and operate Fere and St. Quentin may fall to
a vast fleet of wooden cargosbips. the Al,ied onBlaufrht
The capital will be increased to Cambrai and Laon 1��� ,.
$225,000,000 if necessary,     Ger-' inveated,
man and  Austrian ships seized drive against them was none the
on the declaration of war will be less Pointed.     Haig's report last
turned over to the corporal  m"l,i   ",M "' ��� ,l1"1 :;i|r""   ���"
Peking:    The Chinesi
any   Hour,
ess closely
but the menace of the
hem
Hait
parliament apparently favors joining
the U.S. in declaring war on Germany, A conference of provincial
and military governors has been
called io decide Chlnn'B attitude.
thrust lo the south of Cambrai,
around Epehy,aimed at LeCalelet
eleven miles soulh of (Jnnibrai.
TheParisofftcial statement more
than confirmed the most Hanguine
hopes of success in th" joint offensive entertained here, Nivull ���
reported a desperate attempt by
the Germans at Ailles to stem the
French forward rusii at Laon,
Ailles is seven miles si mt ho I Laon.
The counter-attack was repulsed.
Again Nivelle's forces withstood
TUESDAY, APRIL 17
Paris: After several days' artillery preparation, the French
yesterday morning began an attack on the German front between ! a Powerful ''nemy attack at; Cour-
Soissons and Rheims. Several cy' four miletnoctn ol Rneim8
linesof trenches were carried and ln thls sector apparently a Fi each
more than 10,000 Germans were wed*e has been thrust forward
taken prisoners. The fighting is ; a��a,nsl the German hues. En-
described as being of the utmost i emy 'osseshava been tieniendoiis.
violence. France'sfrreatoffensive, j Home: Italy may be Starting
timed to synchronize with the j an offensive timed to catch the
British push, may now be starting. [Teutons when they are  in  dire
Today's oflicial report indicates! need of nientowithslandthe great
tremendous artillery preparation j Franco-British push on the west-
all along the Champagne front, | front. Swiss despaches say Ilal-
increased strength in the French ian artillery is extremely active
drive  toward St. Quentin, bitter on the Isonzo front.     Oflicial re
fighting south of the Oise, and a
series of terrific smashes far to
the south, In Alsace Lorraine.
London: Gradually the British
are widening the second gap in j Berlin is at a standstill, every-
the Hindenburg line north of St. 'thing being tied up by the general
Quentin, having captured the po-'strike against the reduction in
si tion 8 known as Trois Sauvages, | bread   rations  which   went into
ports say a large number of Austrians has been captured and the
enemy sustained heavy casualties.
Amsterdam:   Industria
lile in
London:
on France is menaced today by
the world's most titanic conflict.
It, is .". struggle between Von
Hindenbui')! and the masterstrat-
egists of the Franco-Britishstaffs,
on a battle scale undreamed of
before. France's part in this
greatest of all drives is preceded
by the greatest, bombardment in
history. Millions of shell:', were
hurled over the enemy lines to-
day and French marksmanship
was so deadly that the first prisoners captured declared I hat of
companies of 250 men the average
number that survived was only
eighty each.
Nivelle's troops are within two
miles nf Laon. the big gm s pulverizing the German defences.
Thesjudden Franco-British drive
has shattered Germany's hope of
avoiding the spring offensive by
retreat. The French onslaught
is now gathering its greatest momentum. Combined advance by
lhe British makes a continuous
battle line from Dixmude to
Rheims a bat lie on a 100-mile
front. The French advance be
tween Rheims and Soissons menaces the entire German line,
coupled with the British attack
on St. Quentin and I heir advance
towards Lens and Cambrai. The
Allied onslaught is on too gigantic
R BCale to permit anyone lo visualize the titanic struggle in its
entirety.
Haig's greatest thrust is being
made toward Cambrai. The capture of Villers Guislain.niiie miles
soulh of,Cambrai, and improvement of the British positions at
Lagnicourt, about the same distance wast of this pivotal point
in the Hindenburg line,have been
achieved.
Since April 9 the Briiish have i
captured 14,000 officers and men '
and 228 guns.
Copenhagen:     Berlin   seethes
with discontent and great hungry
hordes throng the  public  places!
of the city,calling for relief. Any
further,curtailmentof food means!
revolt.    The actions of the Social- j
ists and the people generally show
that the limit has been   reached.
The strike continues.
London: There are persistent
reports today that Austria, Bulgaria and Turkey are all angling
for separate peace agreements,
through secret emissaries. The
movement centers in Switzerland.
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