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VOL. IV, NO. 33
It is becoming evident that the
season which is just opening will
prove the most active that the
Hazelton mining district has
seen for some time.
With 38 men already at work
and more being added daily, the
Rocher de Boule is rapidly getting into shipping condition, and
it will not be long before the
tramway is carrying 100 tons of
ore to the railway every day.
Other properties in the vicinity
of the big copper mine are showing signs of activity. The Red
Rose, of which much is expected
by mining men, has a crew engaged on preliminary work, and
will soon be ready for development. The Great Ohio workings
have reached a point where a
power plant becomes necessary,
and work has been suspended
until a compressor can be installed.
On Nine-mile mountain leasers
continue work on a number of
veins, with good results, and a
considerable tonnage of rich
silver-lead ore is being sacked
for shipment. Clothier Bros,
are preparing to resume work on
the Silver Cup, and this noted
property should soon take a leading place.
There is every prospect that
the American Boy group, owned
by the Harris Mines, will resume
work without delay. The property is now being examined on
behalf of the capitalists who are
likely to become interested in
the development of this fine
An optimistic feeling is growing in mining circles, and the
depression which has ruled since
the beginning of the war is giving way before the increasing
evidences of activity.
London, April 17:���The bombardment of the Dardanelles has
been resumed, under favorable
weather. Ten battleships entered the Gulf of Saros, and destroyed a Turkish camp. The
occupation of the Mitylene Is
lands by the allies is imminent.
A French cruiser, supporting an
aero reconnaissance, bombarded
the fortifications of El Arish,
near the boundary of Palestine,
and destroyed a Turkish camp.
Amiens: ��� Seven have been
killed and eight wounded by
bombs dropped here from two
German aeroplanes yesterday.
The bombs were dropped in the
vicinity of the cathedral. Five
of the dead are women. Property damage was trivial.
Paris, April 17 (official):���"At
Notre Dame de Lorette Germans
delivered three counter attacks,
each of which was preceded by a
violent bombardment. All these
attacks were stopped short at the
outset. They also failed in a
counter attack at Les Eparges
last night. At Bois de Mont-
mare there was an artillery duel.
We silenced three batteries and
Dominion Election Rumor
Ottawa. April 17:���Reports are
current that a federal general
election will be held on June 14.
blew up an ammunition depot.
Our aviators were very active.
Ten bombs were thrown on workshops of the railway station of
Leopoldshoche, east of Huringue,
which were being used for the
manufacture of shells. Ten
bombs were dropped on a powder
magazine at Rotthwell, six hit
the mark and a huge red flame
shot up surrounded by dense
smoke. Aeroplanes were struck
by shell splinters, but retifrned
"Forty bombs, most of which
struck their mark, were dropped
on the central electric station at
Maizieres les Metz, 15 kilometres
(about 10 miles) north of Metz.
This station supplies the town
and forts of Metz with power
and light. Much smoke arose
from the central building. On
their return our aviators encountered three enemy aviators, to
whom they gave chase, forcing
them to land. Our squadron
suffered no mishaps although
subjected to a violent cannonade
from the Metz forts."
E. M. Hoops is spending a few
days at Skeena Crossing.
G. M. Beirnes returned on
Wednesday from a visit to Vancouver.
Petrograd  (official):���"In the
Carpathians our troops noiselessly approached the enemy's
barbed wire entanglements between the villages of Telepotch
and Zuella, broke through, and
after a brief bayonet engagement gained possession of two
heights and took numerous prisoners. The enemy sent the
12th Reserve regiment to make
a counter attack and fighting
continues. In the direction of
Rostoki the enemy made fruitless
attacks near the villages of
Croszpatch against heights occupied by us.
"On Wednesday we successfully repulsed persistent attacks
by the enemy in the direction of
Spry. Reports arriving from
various sectors of the Carpathians front show that everywhere
roads are in a bad state owing
to thaw and swollen rivers. In
the rest of the front there is no
change. Yesterday, in the Black
Sea, our destroyers sank off the
Anatolia coast steamers, two of
which were laden with coal, and
several sailing vessels, and also
exchanged fire with the Sungul-
dail (Asia Minor) batteries."
A. E. Player returned on Saturday from a brief business visit
to Prince Rupert.
A. Lindquist, E. Gallon and J.
Young are down from the Red
Rose for a few days.
Ruddy & MacKay are distributing 4,000 fruit trees ordered
from the coast by local ranchers.
Art; Japs In Mexico?
Washington, April 17:���It is
reported that Japanese warships
have violated Mexican territory
by establishing a naval base on
Turtle Island, ostensibly to salve
the warship Osama. The harbor
is said to have been mined. The
cruiser New Orleans has been
sent to investigate.
Ten prominent British officers,
war prisoners in Germany, have
been placed in solitary confinment
at Madgeburg, in retaliation for
the segregation of submarine
crews by Britain.
The British admiralty states
that all Germans, Austrians and
Turks on American vessels touching at Canadian ports will be arrested. This order affects Alaska
steamers landing at Prince
W. J. Larkworthy has been
appointed postmaster at New
London, April 12:���Heavy firing in the North Sea is heard off
Scarborough today, and it believed a big naval engagement is
in progress. Despatches from
Norway state that firing is heard
and that the German fleet has
emerged from its shelter.
The British steamer Harpalyce,
flying the flag of the American
relief commission, to which she
was chartered, was torpedoed
without warning, in the North
London, April 12:-The official
bulletin says: To the north of
Albert, the Germans on Saturday
night delivered an attack against
our trenches on both banks of
the Ancre river, but were repulsed after hand-to-hand fighting.
In Argonne fighting developed
into a sharp struggle, lasting all
night, and we demolished a
blockhouse and captured about
300 yards of trench. We maintained our gains, notwithstanding two counter-attacks.
Between the Meuse and the
Moselle no infantry action has
been reported in the region of
Les Eparges and Combres since
our success of April 9.
In Ailly wood, an attack delivered on the evening of April
10 made us master of a new line
of trenches, while in Montmare
wood the Germans succeeded in
recapturing trenches  they   had
lost during the day. Positions
which we won on April 8 remain
completely in our possession.
In the forest of Le Pretre two
violent counter-attacks by the
enemy melted away under our
infantry and artillery fire.
Our aeroplanes dropped bombs
on   the   maritime   station   and I
foundry at Bruges.
During almost the entire day
on Saturday, snow, wind and
rain prevailed along the weste-n
front. In Belgium, on the Aisne
and in Champagne, there have
been artillery actions. The progress made by us between the
Meuse and the Moselle, reported
in the last statement, has been
confirmed. In the forest of
Montmare our front has been
extended to the eastward by
taking trenches, while several
counter attacks were repulsed.
In the forest of Le Pretre we
have made a further advance to
the edge of the wood. A number
of machine guns were captured.
The losses suffered by the
Germans at Les Eparges during
the last two months have amounted to 30,000.
Petrograd: In West Niemen,
isolated actions continue. In the
Carpathians, the enemy on Friday and the following night attacked us in a series of columns,
strongly supported by artillery.
These attacks were repulsed,
with the capture of 23 officers
Post-office Inspector E. H.
Fletcher, is visiting the district,
and will be in Hazelton this
Constable Lavery, of New
Hazelton, is stationed at Aider-
mere in the absence of Constable
Further particulars regarding
the government's seed advance
to settlers are contained in an
official notice in this issue.
and a number of machine guns.
Near Uzsok, after a stubborn
fight, we captured several
heights, takiug 1,000 men, 22
officers, and four machine guns.
Newport News, Va., April 12:
���The German converted cruiser
Kron Prinz Wilhelm, the elusive
raider of commerce in the South
Atlantic, slipped into port today
and asked for fuel and provisions.
Many times reported destroyed,
the former North German
Lloyd liner had evaded hostile
warships for eight months, while
she sent 14 merchantmen to the
bottom, Her officers said she
was compelled to steal her way
past four Allied warships off the
Virginia Capes.
Paris, April 13:���An official
statement says: At Les Eparges
during the night of April 11-12,
after a somewhat severe cannonade and rifle fire the Germans,
at 4:30 o'clock yesterday morning,
delivered a counter-attack, but
were repulsed. In the wood of
Ailly and in the region of Flirey
there were violentartillery actions
but no infantry engagements.
In the forest of Le Pretre, at
about 8 o'clock yesterday evening
an attempted attack by the enemy on the northwestern part of
quarten reserve was repulsed.
In Courie today, we drove the
Germans from a section of a
trench line which they had pre-
(CoutluiiBil on Page Four)
The ferry approaches are being
replaced, and the scow, which
has been overhauled and painted
will be in commission in a few
"Jim" May, the popular old-
timer, who has been a patient at
Hazelton Hospital forsome weeks,
is now able to come down town
In a baseball game played on
the local diamond last Saturday
Glen Vowel Indians defeated the
Hazelton Indian team by a score
of 22 20.        	
J. W. Morison, who has been
visiting his parents at Port Essington, came up on Wednesday
to take the position of clerk in
the road superintendent's office.
W. S. (Duke) Harris returned
on Wednesday from a visit to the
coast cities. He was accompanied
by a mining man, who has gone
up to look over the American
In this part of the district the
roads, generally speaking, are
now in excellent condition. Superintendent Can- has had a few
men working at points where
attention was required, with
good results.
The chiefs and leading men of
the Skeena River Indians met in
Hazelton last Saturday to consider matters which will be brought
before the commission on Indian
affairs, which is expected to
arrive here next week.
Of the thirty-eight former
Hazelton men now on active service, twenty-two have been members of the Hazelton Rifle Association. This organization is now
preparing for the season's work,
with a present membership of
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. IV.
Saturday, April 17, 1915.
No. 33
The rural population of Ontario is steadily declining. So
stated a member of the legislative assembly of that province a few
days ago, when moving a resolution asking the government to
establish demonstration farms and a system of agricultural credits.
There is not only a decline in the number of farmers, but in the
volume of crops raised and in the livestock kept. As these statements were not disputed, we may assume that they are true, and
being true, theyjlisclose a very regrettable state of things. It may
in part be explained by the emigration to the Western provinces,
but'it is alsoldue'in a very large degree to the lure of the cities.
It seems to be the universal rule that progress in manufactures
means a"reduction in the rural population. This was true in the
United Kingdom, the United States, Germany and elsewhere, and
it was to.be expected in Canada. We think, says an exchange,
that^herein is to be found one of the reasons for the high cost of
Whatsis going to be done about it? The conclusion seemed
warranted that farming is passing through a transition stage, in
America at least, and perhaps elsewhere. The youth of the
present generation are not prepared to adopt farming as an industry
to be prosecuted as their fathers used to carry it on. They
demand, if they are to farm, that they shall enjoy at least a
moderate share of the comforts and conveniences which are available to the residents of towns, and if these are not forthcoming
only dire necessity will drive them "back to the land." This is
the solemn truth and we may as well make up our minds to it.
What, then, we repeat, is to be done?
We venture to suggest that one thing that must be done is to
encourage closer settlement of farm lands. The comforts and
conveniences spoken of are not possible in the sparsely settled
communities, except to persons who have considerable capital, and
they are in the minority. But the great majority of people do not
understand.intensive cultivation, and very few of them have the
means'to carry them along while they are preparing for it. Hence
our answer to one phase of our question is that we must have
agricultural credits and demonstration farms established by the
government. By a demonstration farm we do not mean an experimental farm, and we add that a demonstration farm that cannot
demonstrate a profit on its operations is of no value at all. Let
the government do what the ordinary farmer would have to do.
Let it secure a piece of land at current prices and then show how
that piece of land can be intensively farmed at a profit. Any
other kind of demonstration is of no value whatever. We are not
now speaking of experimental farms. They may or may not be
conducted at a profit. The very essence of experiment is that
things shall.be attempted to prove if they are valuable, and this
is bound^to'involve loss. But a demonstration farm ought to be
something which any ordinary farmer of intelligence can duplicate,
if he^can get'the money to start with, and this is where the agri-
culturaljcredit comes in.
The Mineral Output
During 1912 the world's total
mineral production considerably
exceeded a billion sterling in
value, of which coal accounted
for 484 millions sterling for 1J
billion tons raised. The United
States produced by far the most
viz., 485 million tons, Great Britain followed with 265 million
tons, Germany coming third
with 255 million tons. It must,
however, be added that the British output was greatly reduced
owing to the strike.
The total production of gold
amounted to 23 million ounces,
value 97 millions sterling, 61 per
cent of which was from the British Empire, a percentage to
which in turn South Africa contributed 40 per cent, Australia 10
per cent, and Canada, the Gold
Coast, India, New Zealand and
Rhodesia together the remaining
11 per cent. The United States'
ahara of the world's gold output
amounted to 20 per cent, and
that of Mexico and Russia combined to 12 per cent.
In iron, as in coal, the United
States was easily first with 304
million tons, Germany with only
8J million tons being a bad second; while, curiously enough,
France came next with 7f million
tons and Britain only fourth with
4J million tons. The amount of
silver raised was over 7,100 tons,
of which Britain's share was
1,556 tons; while in copper she
contributed only 90,000 tons out
of a total of a million tons, a
percentage that was even smaller in the case of petroleum,
where it amounted to only one
million out of 47 million tons.
In salt and lead Britain's showing was more satisfactory,
amounting in the former case to
3? million tons out of 18 million
tons and in the latter to 1 million
out of li million tons. In zinc
her share was 22 per cent out of
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Shopping place  wMUiEiH I O
We Lead-
Others Follow
Nothing like Stocktaking to uncover odds
and ends.   Broken lines are now
selling at special prices
CPRING-TIME calls for many changes in the
home. We are ready with a splendid range of
Linoleums, Oilcloths, Floor Rugs and Door
Mats, Beds and Bed Linen, Towels and
Towelling,  Curtains  and Curtain Materials
FRESH FRUITS and best quality
New Zealand Butter just arrived
over a million tons, and in tin 55
per cent of a total of 126,000
Incidentally, mining and quarrying the world over absorbed 6J
million workers, of which more
than a third were employed in
the British Empire and a fifth in
the United Kingdom proper.
Certificate of Improvements
on iIh- southeast slope of tho Hudson
Hay mountain and joining the Zeolitic
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.
83505B, Gus A. Rosenthal, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83294B, Thos. T. Dun-
lop, Free Miner's Certificate No.
79B6BB, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant 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 3, 1916, date of first insertion.
Dissolution of Partnership
TAKE NOTICE that the firm of
Hicks Beach & McVittie has been
this day dissolved, by mutual consent,
and that all accounts owing to the said
firm will be collected by Charles Hicks
Beach, and that all liabilities of the
said firm will lie paid by the said
Charles Hicks Beach.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C, this 23rd
day of March, A. D. 1915.
Charles Hicks Beach
30-88 H. H. McVittie
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle
S.S. "Prince George" leaves Prince Rupert on Fridays at 9 a.m. S.S. "Prince John" leaves every
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Purchase through tickets from
Local Agent or Train Agent and check your baggage
Tflinc \o^\rt> Wl ip\{tvn Westbound at 11:07 a.m Thursdays
lldllla ICftVC UatWWUgna Sundays 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 cast of Chicago have your ticket read
via the Crand 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.idupc.piuiji.Bofl.ooo. VANCOUVER, B. C.
    ����i   ������ '���""   ���!���!�������� ���" i       WJMMMBfc���i^ THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 17, 1915
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights'of the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the]JProvince of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years" at^anj annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territoryJthejland must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicantfhimself.
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
cents 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 thejjcoal 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 $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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Hazelton Land District. District of
Take notice that Thomas Moore, of
Kitwangah, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted at the
northeast corner of Lot 3504 Cassiar,
thence 20 chains east, 20 chains south,
20 chains west, 20 chains north to point
of commencement, containing 40 acres
more or less.
Feb. 8, 1915. Thomas Moore.
Hazelton Land District. District of
Take notice that John A. Lindsay,
of Prince Rupert, transfer man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner of Lot 2391,
thence south 40 chains, west 20 chains,
north 40 chains, east 20 chains, to
point of commencement, containing 80
acres more or less. 25-33
John A. Lindsay, Applicant.
,. , A. H. Mac-Isaac, Agent.
Feb. 18, lrftf.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many'Sources
Canada has now 101,560 men
under arms.
Navigation is opening on the
Great Lakes this week.
Sixteen thousand carpenters
are on strike for higher wages in
The American liner Minnesota
was wrecked on Sunday night
near Kobe, Japan.
Census experts report that the
population of the United States
exceeds 100,000,000.
The town of Comaplix, B. C,
was practically wiped out by fire
last week. The loss was $300,-
A counterfeiting plant was
seized and four prisoners captured by Seattle detectives last
Alien enemies are to be depor-
Notice Under Section 36.
No.   of  Applications:   7210-1,
7213-1,      7214-1,    7215-1,
7217-1, 7218-1.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles
Victor Smith as the owner in Fee-simple
under four several Tax Sale Deeds
from the Assessor and Collector of the
Omineca Assessment District to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 22nd
day of October and the 8th day of July
respectively, A. D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said Assessor and Collector on or about the
16th day of November, 1911, and the
12th day of October, 1912, respectively,
of all and singular those certain parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Coast
District, in the Province of British
Columbia, more particularly known and
described as Lots 1206, 1225, 2104 and
North West quarter of Section 5, Township 7, all in Range 5, Coast District;
An undivided three-quarters of Lot 42.
Group 1, Cassiar District; Blocks 7 and
26, Subdivision of Lot 102, Group 1,
Cassiar District (Map 812); and Lots
6 to 20 inclusive, Block 26, and all of
Blocks 28 to 84 inclusive. Town of.
Aldermere (Map 803).
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-five days of
the service of this notice upon you by
publication or otherwise. 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
Charles Victor Smith as owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 36
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to tho 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 bo 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," or section 253
of the "Taxation Act." in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as 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 29th day of
November, A. D. 1914.
29-32 H. F. MacLEOD,
District Registrar.
V. Spencer L. Broughton
J. A. Oullet H. Fink
Dominic Burns       J. E. Martin
D. H. Williams      J. H. Hoare
E. McCroskie A. F. Dickey
J. P. Smith A. C. Ross
Angus McDonald   J. H. Livingstone
Matthew A. Hall   Josephine Johnson
F. J. D. Dresser    J. J. McNeil
ted fromlVancouver, as a result
of thel.bread-line riot ofllast
The state insane asylum at
Chicago was'burned on Tuesday.
Two hundred patients were rescued.
The report that the three
Scandinavian nations had formed
an alliance has been officially
Victoria board of trade is agitating for the establishment of a
copper refinery on Vancouver
On November 4 next, Alaska
will vote on the question of closing all saloons and breweries in
the territory.
Miners in British Columbia are
paying increased attention to
first-aid work. During the past
year 450 of them received training. 	
Mayor Roberts of Indianapolis,
found guilty of election frauds,
has been sentenced to six months'
imprisonment and a fine of $2,-
An insurance authority states
that the fire loss in Canada is the
worst in the world and would pay
off the national debt in twenty
Pamphlets which explain the
workings of the new agricultural
credits bill will be circulated
throughout the province by the
A law just promulgated by the
Russian government gives local
municipal self governmentlto all
towns'in Poland. The Jewish
population will'be given representation.
A ValuablelBuIletin
There hasjbeen issued by the
Department of Agriculture
through the branch of the Experimental Farms, a brief pamphlet containing seasonable hints
for the information of stock
raisers, grain growers, bee-keepers, poultry raisers and gardeners. While it contains only 12
pages, it is replete with suggestions and recommendations made
in the hope that some of them at
least will be helpful to each and
every reader who secures a copy.
Practically all the suggestions
made and recommendations given
tend towards the increasing of
production or the lowering of the
cost of the articles produced.
Copies of this pamphlet are
being sent to those who make
application to the Publications
Branch of the Department of
Agriculture. Ottawa.
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astronomers in measuring celestial space is a sphere the approximate number of cubic miles in
which would be represented by
the figure 3 followed by 40
Form of exercise or amusement more
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Bridles, Bits, Spurs, Saddle Blankets, Leather
Cuffs, Plumes, Hat Bands, Cinchas, etc., etc.
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night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazeltpn.
Best Dry Birch $7 a Cord.
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AddreBs all communications to Hazelton.
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
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Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building:, 578 Seymour Strut
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 2ti years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
Good Properties for sale ��� Cash or on
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Notice ib hereby given that A. K. Macdonald,
carrying on busin<*BB ana printer in the Town of
Hazelton, B. C, assigned to A. E. Player, of Hazelton, B. C.. accountant.fn trust for the benefit of
hit creditors, all his real and pergonal property,
credits and effects, which may be seized and sold
under execution, which assiimtnent bears date
the 9th day of April, 1916.
And notice Ib further given that a meeting of
tho creditors will be held at the ofltoa of the assignee, at Hazelton, on the 2t>th day nf April, 191f>,
at the hour of 7 o'clock in the evening, for the
purpose of giving directions for the disposal of
the estate.
And notice 1b further given that creditors are
required to send to the assignee, on or before the
2(>th day of April, 1015, particutars.duly verified,of
their claims, and the security (if any) held by
Dated at Hazelton, B. C, this 13th day ��{ April.
1916. A. E. PLAYER. Assignee.
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In tho honpital. TIeketH obtainable In Haiolton
at tho Pout Oflice or tho Druir Store; In Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and Hritish Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victo. ia, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
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the styles, as well as the
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Seed Advance to Settlers
One carload of Abundance Seed Oats
is being imported into the Northern
Interior by the Department of Agriculture, for sale to settlers who are
unable to pay cash for their seed.
Notes due December 1st, without interest, are required for all seed
Application and note forms are available at Government office, Hazelton.
Applications should be filled and forwarded at once with notes to cover
purchase price and the freight from
Telkwa to local station. The price at
Telkwa is 3 cents per pound. This will
make the price at Hazelton $3.22 per
hundred, /he maximum order allowed
any one settler is lOOOpountls. Orders
should be multiples of 85 pounds. No
grain will be sold for other than seeding purposes and purchaser must have
his acreage ready for oats, vouched for
bv two of his neighbors.
Provincial Agriculturist.
(Continued  ft
viously captured and in which
they had succeeded in holding
their ground. During the night
of April 11-12, at about 1:30 o'clock in the morning a German
dirigible airship dropped seven
bombs on Nancy. One of these
fell near a civilian hospital and
another near a school. Two fires
were caused by the bombs but
they were promptly extinguished.
Aberdeen (Scotland), April 13:
���The Free Press publishes the
following telegram from Lerwick:
"A terrific explosion has occurred. Harbor Street was wrecked
and many lives lost." No details
are obtainable as yet.
Petrograd (official):���West of
the center of the Niemen river
there were isolated engagements
yesterday near Ossowetz and in
the region of Edvabno, and between the Pissa and Omulef
rivers there were artillery duels.
An attack by the Germans
against the village of Szafranki
failed. "In the Carpathians, in
the direction of Rostoki, on April
10, we repulsed by our fire at
short range large forces of the
enemy which were repeatedly
attacking us. We made some
progress, and in doing so there
developed a violent battle in the
region of Uzsok Pass, which the
enemy still holds. We captured
there about 700 prisoners and
three guns.
In the direction of Stry river
we repulsed attacks on the Roso-
chacz- Oravozil - Koziouwka-Ros-
anka front, inflicting enormous
losses on the enemy. The enemy
have held Height 992 since April
9, but Koziouwka and the adjoining position remain in our
hands. In other sectors there
has been no material change."
Rome:���Military orders direct
army officers to dull metal work on
uniforms and scabbards. Incase
of mobilization, schoolhouses will
be used for troops, and school
sessions will continue in hired
Paris:���An aerial bombardment
by the British of Antwerp and
German railways in West Flanders is announced officially.
Bombs were dropped on a German concentration camp at
Bruges, and much damage was
done to railways.
London, April 14:-Renter's
Tenedoa correspondent, telegraphing on Tuesday, says: "The
British torpedo-boat destroyer
Ronard entered the Dardanelles
yesterday, scouting and ran up
the straits at high speed for over
ten miles, penetratng the waterway probably farther than any
of the British ships have yet
done. A heavy fire was directed
at her but she was not hit. The
British battleship London, which
followed the Renard into the
straits, drew most of the enemy's
fire. Batteries on the Asiatic
side, especially howitzers behind
Frenkeui were active, but those
on the European side were quiet.
Possibly the Turks have withdrawn part of their artillery on
the European side in order to
mass it quickly near any spot the
Allied armies might choose for
landing. The battery which was
bombarded by the Triumph on
Saturday is apparently permanently out of action. Rainy and
murky weather is hindering aerial reconnaissances."
rom Page One)
Petrograd (official communication):-On April 11 and 12 the
battle in the Carpathians developed with great intensity from
the direction of Bartfeld in the
direction of Stry. Our corps
advanced on both banks of the
Ondawa, south of Stropko. They
captured several heights to the
northeast of Telepotch and gained
victory in the direction of Uzsok,
where, after extremely desperate
fighting, the heights near the
villages of Bukovitz, Beneff and
Vyssokonizy fell into our hands.
We captured in this section 2,700
prisoners, including 53 officers,
and we also took one field gun
and twenty machine guns. On
the heights south of Volossate,
especially in the region of Koziouwka, the enemy delivered
impetuous attacks in great force.
All of them were repulsed with
enormous losses to the enemy.
In Bukowina, on an extended
front, in the direction of Zale
Szczyky (north of Czernowitz,
Bukowina), the enemy, on the
night of the 11th, delivered ferocious attacks in an impenetrable
darkness and torrential rain, but
everywhere our infantry, who
met the attacks with the bayonet
maintained the upper hand. On
the front west of the Niemen we
repulsed several German attacks.
In other sectors along the whole
of our front, collisions between
reconnoitering detachments have
beome frequent.
Paris:��� (official) The day was
calm along the entire front.
Our aviators successfully bombarded military hangars at Vig-
neuilles, in Woevre. They also
dispersed, not far from Vigneu-
illes, a battalion on the march.
a detachment of German infantry attempted to come out of
its trenches, in the German position near Perthes, but was stopped short by our fire. At Les
Eparges, a counter attack by the
enemy was stopped by our artillery. In the forest of Montmare
we have made progress to the
west of our lines and repulsed
two counter attacks. Some prisoners and one 37-centimeter gun,
many rifles and a quantity of
ammunition remained in our
London, April 15:��� The Turks,
according to an official report
issued by the Indian Office, who
had collected a force of 11,000
regulars, with 28 guns and some
Kurds and Arabs, attacked the
British positions at Kurns Ahwaz
and Shaiba, in Mesopotamia, on
March 12. They were driven off
however, leaving 300 prisoners
and two guns in the hands of the
British. The British casualties
were 92 men wounded.
Newcastle-on-Tyne, April 15:���
A Zeppelin raid was made in the
Tyne district of Northumberland
County last night. It appears
that a Zeppelin reached Blyth
from the North Sea at about 8:10
o'clock, passed over Blyth and
Cramlington and proceeded to
the neighorhood of Seaton Burn.
Bombs were dropped on several
of the villages passed by the airship. Five were dropped at
Chippenham, three on Wallsend,
two on Seaton Burn and one on
Bedlington. The airship passed
near North Shields and Newcastle
but neither city was visited.
However, precautions were taken
against attack by extinguishing
all lights.
A full inquiry shows that no
loss of life or serious personal
injury resulted from the Zeppelin
raid and that although several
small houses were damaged the
material loss was not very heavy
Petrograd (official) [���Fighting
continues in the region of Uzsok
Pass. During the night of April
13 our troops made slight progress and repulsed with success
repeated counter attacks of the
enemy in the heights south of
the line of Volosate-Bukowecz.
We captured about 1,000 prisoners and two machine guns. Attempts by the enemy to assume
the offensive on the heights south
of Koziouwka and in Bukowina,
on the right bank of the River
Pruth, in the region of Czernowitz, failed. Complete calm reigns
on the other sectors along our
front. The spring thaw is mak
the roads almost impassable.
Paris (official):���InChampagne
Paris, April 16 (official) :���To
the north of Arras we have gained a brilliant success which completes that of last month. The
whole spur southeast of Notre
Dame de Lorette was carried
with the bayonet by our troops,
who now hold all the southeastern slopes as far as the outer
works and fringe of Ablain St.
Nazare. We took 160 prisoners,
who included several officers and
also took three trench mortars
and two machine guns. At
Theipval and La Boiselle, in the
region of Albert, the enemy attempted two attacks, which
were immediately checked.
Closing Royal Bank
There is evidently not sufficient banking business in Hazelton these days to justify the
maintenance of two banks here,
and the branch of the Royal is to
be closed at the end of the month.
The members of the staff have
well borne their part in the activities of the town and their
departure will be generally regretted. Manager McLeod is
transferred to Vancouver and
Accountant Simpson to Prince
St. Peter's Church
Members of the congregation
will meet in the Mission school-
house on Monday, April 19, at 8
p.m., for the purpose of electing
churchwardens, sidesmen and lay
representative in the diocesan
synod for the ensuing year, and
to receive the treasurer's financial report for 1914. All are
earnestly requested to attend.
The Trustees of Hazelton public school have passed a hearty
vote of thanks to Dr. H. C.
Wrinch for his patriotic gift of a
handsome 18-foot Union Jack,
which now waves proudly from
the flagstaff every school day.
The Brazilian government has
prohibited the use of preservatives in almost every kind of
foodstuff and beverage.
Constables Fairbairn and Russell left for New Westminster on
Thursday, in charge of Harry
McMeeken, the Telkwa man
charged with killing Peter Dunnigan. Constable Fairbairn is to
be married before returning from
the coast. Constable Russell has
been transferred from Burns
Lake to Ladysmith.
Fishing tackle���at Sargent's.
Fresh butter and fresh local
eggs���at Sargent's.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
Port Essington
Established 1870 ;;       Hazelton
g Bamboo and Steel Rods from $1.25 up
Spoons, Flies, Reels and Lines
Another shipment of Neilson's Chocolates
Fresh and delicious, direct from the factory.    If you don't
know NEILSON'S,  try a box���they  will  win  you.
Our Spring shipment of Enamelware and
Tinware  is here:��� Pots,   Pans
Kettles, Washtubs, etc.


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