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The Miner Extends to All Its Readers its He Artiest Wishes For a Happy and Prosperous New Year*
PRicin^fto a yejvr
Was Pioneer Miner in California,
Cariboo and Omineca
An outstanding figure has pas-j
fed away in the person of James
May, pioneer of pioneers, whoj
died at Hazelton on Monday, at
the ripe age of 85. Notable as
one of the few remaining argonauts of California, and a pioneer
of the Fraser river, Cariboo and
Omineca placer camps, he was
admired for his remarkable record, while his exceptional character endeared him to all who
had the privilege of knowing him,
and many hundreds of people
throughout the mining districts
of the Pacific coast will feel that
they have losl a personal friend.
Born in Tennessee in 1832,
James May was one of those who
heeded the call of California, and
in 1849 he started across the
plains for the land of gold,reaching San Francisco in 1850. He
prospected and mined in California until 1858, when discovery of
gold on the Fraser drew him to
B.C. Two years later he participated in the first .rush to the
Cariboo district, remaining there
until the discovery of gold on
Germansen Creek in 18(39 brought
him to the Omineca diggings, in
which he was to pass the rest of
his days, with the exception of
a brief period of prospecting in
the Cassiar in 1878-9 nnd several
trips to the Finlay River. He
mined for some years on Vital
creek, until 1889,when he staked
the discovery claim on Tom creek.
This ground proved rich and for
many years yielded Mr. May a
comfortable income. He continued to work his Tom creek ground
until his 80th year, when, feeling
he was too old to longer engage
in active mining, he sold his
claims and regretfully gave up
his summers in the hills.
Although he suffered for the
last few years from ailments incidental to old age, the veteran
maintained to the last the sunny
disposition and courteous demeanor for which he was always
noted, cheerfully setting hid feet
on the last long trail for which
his earthly career was such a
fitting preliminary. At Hazelton
Hospital he was surrounded with
every care and attention, and he
passed away peacefully in his
The funeral tookplaceon Thursday afternoon, when a large con-
couise foljowed the body of the
pioneer to its last resting place
beside comrades of his earlier
days.     An   impressive   funeral
A most unfortunate occurrence
resulting in the deaths of two
men was reported  this morning Great Damage Caused by- British
from the Hazelton View mine.
It appears that as a portion of
the crew of the mine was proceeding from the camp to the
workings a sidehill snowslide
took place above them, sweeping
the men into the gulch below.
Two of the miners, Rod. Campbell and Isaac McCulley, were
killed instantly in the awful
sweep down onto the recks, while
Bill Fillier, the foreman of the
crew, sustained serious internal
injuries. R. Hull, the last of
the gang, was considerably shaken
up,   and   barely   escap'-d   being
Flyers���Japan Wants to Aid
���Hun Raid Fails
London: Britain will never
repudiate her war debts,declared
Bonar Law. Whatever discrimination there may be after the
w��.r, he will not favor those wlio
witheld their money.
With the exception of artillery
activity north of St. Quentin,
there is nothing to report.
Thirty  Norwegian  sailors are
believed  to have perished in the
, i    | ,   ...     . sinking of five Norwegian steam-
swept over the bluff.   As soon as;
word of the mishap was phoned era b* a German  submarine  recently.
The situation in Russia is obscure. The Bolsheviki is counting
on divisions among the people to
strengthen its position.
local mm?    ��
Items of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
G.   Soudack is in town, buying
to town relief parties were organized. There was no lack of
volunteers, who were needed in
large numbers, as, owing to the
heavy snowfall previously, much
trail-breaking up Rocher de Boule
mountain to the mine had to be
done. Dr. McKie accompanied
the parties.     The  bodies of the
dead men have been recovered
and will be brought to Hazelton
this evening, while ihe injured
will be brought in by daylight
Campbell   and  McCulley were]
but recent arrivals in this locality I
but were both experienced   miners.
Amsterdam: Roulieres.a town
in Belgium, was almost laid waste
recently by the terrific explosion
of an ammunition train caused
by bombs dropped by British
i aviators. One airplane was itself brought down by  the great
(From Our Special Correspondent)
Carl Lundberg returned on
Saturday from Rupert to spend
the Christmas holidays with
friends in and about Smithers.
Miss Jean Grant, of the Union j    c   v_   Wright js visiting the
Bank staff,   left on  Tuesday to! coast
spend   Christmas   at   Hazelton
with her parents. .  D. B. Morkill is   visiting  Van-
a   i j    ,,    j j j.l   couver.
A   large  crowd attended   the;
opening of the  skating rink on j    J. O'Shea,   of the Rocher de
Monday evening. ! Boule mine,  was in Hazelton on
Mr.   and   Mrs.   Wilcocks  and Monday-
two children drove to Telkwa on     District Forester R. E. Allen
Christmas day. came up from Prince Rupert on
Dr. McKie, of Hazelton, arriv-] Monday,
ed on Saturday to take charge of j    Rev. W. M. Scott came  down
Dr.  Maclean's   practice   during],        ,,   ... n     ,
' .     , ,     ,      , ,. ..from  Smithers  on  Sunday,   re-
the  latter s   absence   from   the ,      . ,,    ,
i turning on Monday,
A party including Miss Dun- Miss Jean Grant, of Smithers,
op, Harry Johnson, Pat. Carr j spent Christmas with her parents
and B. Gagne drove over to the here, returning to Smithers on
Carr ranch to spend .Christmas.  Wednesday.
Rev. W. M. Scott returned on J A good crowd from Hazelton
Monday from Hazelton. During wen't over to New Hazelton on
his absence, Dr. McKie occupied Thursday for the cantata given
the   pulpit   at   the   Methodist I Dy the children.
Miss Florence McDougall, who
The  concert given by the children  of the  Methodist Sunday
school  on   Friday   evening   last
was a decided success. Santa
|Claus arrived shortly after the
conclusion of the program and
brought loads of delight for the
wee tots.
has been attending business college in Edmonton, arrived home
on Sunday last.
Miss Agnes Grant left for
Prince Rupert on Thursday,after
spending Christmas with her
parents in Hazelton.
Jas. MacKay and family spent
under   the   head    of
McAdoo.the Globe says
J.   H.   Todd   has severed   his
connection with the Grand Trunk | (ln(mi   ;il  .,. h;| (,.n,	
aerial nressure     Man v Germans ! ^       ""i? ' l������ -.ui" 5?' They were accompanied by A. D.
aerial piessure.   luany ueimansj ,he east_   He takes Wltn him the I,-,
and a  few  Belgians,   the latter| best wishes of a host of friends
engaged  in  forced   labor,   were
Chappell and family.
in Smithers. Leonard   and  Cooper   Wrinch
The friends of Gus Tycio will UfHved on Saturday from  Van-
be glad to learn that he is rapid- couver to spend   the Christmas
Tokyo:    The co-operation ofl'y recovering from an attack of vacation with their parents.
.,  ,        ... i blood poisoning, caused from the      ,,
Japan   with her allies in the war ���.  . ���,.,.���    ���u���ui  ,.,,i   ,,���  ��.,���'
Toronto:    Commenting on the! , infection of a alight cut on one
I to the fullest extendi her ability  of his lingers.
U.S.   nationalization of railroads I
a    . t .   w��s pledged by Emperor Yoslu-|   -rne Jennings boys, of Lake
'     jgito   in   file   speech   from    the: Kathlyn,    spent   Christmas    in  bank branch to the Di:
"Canada .       .     ,.   town
throne   at   the   Opening ol  parll-l Ramnmriar   rho    haalraf    a,w>ial
cannot lag behind  the U.S. in ]?red. Rogers returned on Sun-'    ''    '"      ''
ment yesterday. . .. ,,      ....
organization of her military re-    day, after a two months visit Jo
,���, ,. ���    ,      , ,���. . .     I relatives in the east,
sources,    lhe country must keep      Osaka, Japan:      Ibis morning
uiiy & MacKay have been
awarded the contract by the
Union Bank of Canada to ship
the safe of the old New Hazelton
abreast (if  the  times  in  every-1 the Emperor  received   Viscount
thing   that   makes   for   greater Monoto,   foreign   minister,  with' neS(j.,y
efficiency in carrying on the war. | three  members of  the  Genres,
The unification of transportation  Prince  Yarnagata, General Mat-
facilities in the Dominion is call- sumkaya and   Viscount Saionja.
The  gravest significance  is  at
and dance on New Year's Eve at
the Northern Hotel, New Hazelton. There will be a short program from 8 to 9 o'clock, follow
ed for now that_the U.S. government has  taken  over  the  rail- tached to the consultation, as the
roads of the republic." isubject of discussion  is said to
-"" '       ~    II      T! have  been   the   attitude   Japan
service was conducted by Rev. J. ]
. ,, .      ,   ,      ,,        _       .should  take in the event of Rus-
1'ield,   assisted   by   Rev.   Deair
sia concluding a separate peace
Sargent.      lhe   service   at   the
grave being read by Dr. Wrinch,
who closed with an eloquent appreciation of the life and character of the departed veteran.
The pallbearers were R. S.
Sargent, R. E. Loring, Ben. Peterson, S. Cline, J. S. Bagg,R. H.
Rome: One of the greatest
air raids the enemy has attempted on this front came to grief
yesterday, when nearly twenty-
five airplanes were destroyed,
with an extensive list of killed
and wounded.
Road   Superintendent   Dunlop
made a  trip to Telkwa on Wed-
ed by sale of baskets and dance.
Good   music  and  a good  time.
Al.   Greenhalgh   arrived   this pmceeds in aid of the Red Cross.
week to spend Christmas with
friends, after being in the east
several months on business.
The public school closed on
Friday for two weeks' Christmas
L. Fisher left on Monday night
for Endako, to spend Christinas
with his old friends, Mr. and
Mrs. Herman McLeod.
Buenos Aires: A mysterious
Hun vessel is off the Brazilian
coast and at different unguarded
coast ports has landed cargoes,
which have been smuggled away.
Two men suspected of being
spies have been arrested.
Dr. McKie went up to Smithers on Monday to take charge of
the practice of Dr. Maclean, who
with Mrs. Maclean spent Christmas as the guests of Dr. and
Mrs. Wrinch here, They returned to Smithers on Wednesday. Dr. McKie came down on
For Halifax Relief
The Union Bank of Canada
here announces that it has already received a few subscriptions for the Halifax disaster
sufferers. Further donations to
this worthy cause may be left at
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca  District of
British  Columbia,
By R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
r. i: h j: k i( it': u it:
>: >! K It IS It IS II
and British   Possessions, Two Dollars a >
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING   RATES:     Display,;
$1.5(1   per   inch   per   month;    Reading   ,
Notices,    16   cents   per   line for   each : DUSllieSs   "li1
�� Titbits from the Bridge Town  ,,
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(From Our .Special Correspondent)
The   Santa   Maria   mine   has
been forced to close down,owing,
wt believe, to the inability to get
men and teams for hauling.
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J. McNeil is in Edmonton,on a
Get your letterheads printed at
"Printing of Merit"
insertion,        Legal notices inserted at
K. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday, December 29, 1917.
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Rod. McNeil is in charge  of a
same revested in United States by Act
of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty billion feet of
Lumbering in B. C.
The lumbering industry in B,
B., says lhe Financial Times, is,
perhaps, reaching the heyday of
its history and cannot expand
much further for physical reasons, such as lack of labor, inadequate capacity to supply the
demand, and lack of increased
transportation facilities. For the
ten months of the calendar year,
1,309,221,177 feet of logs have
been cut in the province. This
compares with 1,279,852,662 feet
fill' till' ftlil  (.Liieiiinu   jeni   ui  ��iixv |
and with 991.780,200 feet for the
year 1915. It is estimated that
the total log scale for 1917 will
total 1.030,000,000 feet. Not
onlv is this a tremendous increase
a co.
t t t
Rumor says that the new
bridges over the Telkwa and
Bulkley rivers will be started in
the early part of January. Let
us hope so, as they are badly
.!. J- .':
W. Sproule took all  the  children   for  a sleighride on Christmas afternoon, which was greatly appreciated by the youngsters.
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Owing   to   the  delayed   train
calendar year of 19161 service,   Santa Clans was a little
late at some of the houses in the
district this year.
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Christmas   afternoon   saw    a
sleighload of visitors from Smithers in town.     They did not look
in output, but the value of the I as if it were altogether a joyride,
lumber  due  to  the insistent de- ' '        '
Mr.   and   Mrs.   E.   Hoops and
gang putting  in   the   falsework
6    >,   ru"'  t> commercial lumber.    Containing some
under the old bridge to replace of best land left In United states.
that which was washed away by , Large Map showing land by sections
the heavy Hood of d few weeks and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box lilt), Portland, Oregon.
mand has increased considerably.
The value of the output for 1915
was $29,150,000, for 1916 $35,-
528,000, and it is estimated that
the value of the lumber output
for 1917 will approximate $48,-
0!d Mdal.. Valuable
Farmers may not realize  thai
they  are unpatriotic if they   are
not selling their  worn-out  machinery and implements.
Large quantities of iron and
steel are needed for guns, shells,
bridges, and other war purposes.
There are many farms on which
a aood deal of junk is to be found.
Higher prices are being paid for
scrap metal than formerly, but
in order to save unnecessary expense in getting it lo the foundries neigboring farmers might
co-operate nnd make one hauling
do instead of several.
T. J. Thorp spent Christmas day
as lhe guests ot Mr. and Mrs.
Macdonnell at their ranch.
The tanks have a certain British slowness, lo be sure, but it is
noticed that they never have to
run over anything twice.���Kansas City Star.
The Population of Jerusalem
The   population  of Jerusalem
consists   of    "Moslems,    Jews,
Christians  and  Germans,"  ac-
The branch of the Serb National League & Defence of Canada
at  Rocher de Boule Mine, Tram-
ville,   B.C.,   held   a  meeting on
Dec. 20, at which the   following
donations,   totalling   $50,   wore
made  to  the   Serbian   Patriotic
S. L. Smiljanich .   .   $10.00
M   I). Smiljanich     .      10.00
M. B. Robin   .    .    .     10.00
J. Debich  ....     10.00
This   sum has been sent to the
Serb National League & Defence
of Canada to its headquarters at
Welland, Ont.
S. L. Smiljanich. Secy.
Certificate of Improvements
and SKEENA MINERAL CLAIMS, situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Cassiar District.
Where located:���On the west slope of
Rocher  de Boule Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B Morkill, of Hazelton, B.C., acting as agent
for 11. S. Lavery (Can. Exped. Force)
and Andrew Fairbairn, of Telkwa, B.C.,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 2St>2C,
intend sixty days from the dale hereof,
to apply to the Mining Recorder for
a Certificate of Improvements, for the
iairpo.se of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 84th day of September,
A.D. 1017.       4-12     'Dalby B. Morkill
1 ATION for   the  issue  of  a  fresh
Certifici'te   of   Title   for   Lot   32,
Block 3,   Town  of  Telkwa,   (Map
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrlifi-
cate of Title to the above lands, notice
is hereby g'ven that it is my intention
to issue after the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication hereof a
fresh Certificate of Title to the above
lots in the name of Pete Saari, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September,   1914,   and is numbered 6520-1.
Land Rej.ds!ry Oflice, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
14-18 District Registrar.
Certificate of Improvements
c ; <,-,:>
Synopsis Of Co,.| Hilling Peculations
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan  and
Alberta, the Yi kon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,.ri(!0 acres will
bo leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agarfl di the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, mid in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall bo
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompani
QUEENA  MINERAL CLAIM, situ-'. ed by a fee of $6, which will be refund-
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of'v(l  if the  rights   applied   for  are   not
I available, but not otherwise.    A royal-
On the southwestern ltyslui11 P*..PM. "" tllu merchantable
cording   to   the   Encyclopaedia Island
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden
Cassiar District.
Where located:������*    t  in.--.ii.ro-       ,   >���  . , ,, .      ,��� ,���
| shore   of Babine Lake, and near Silver  ���*S?* �� ,tl.'." m,D0 at thfl   ''lte of ,,Ve
Britannica.   The Britannica was
always famous for the accuracy
of its distinctions. ��� Montreal
"Kaiser's Terms are Vajrue
and Elastic," says a headline.
Evidently he has been in company with Wolff's Bureau, which
can certainly "stretch it."
acting as agent for M.  J.   Kolb,   Free
Miner's Certificate  No. 7K02C, intend
oents per ton
Tho person  operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent   with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of mer-
.   chantable    coal   mined   and   pay   the
sixty days from the date hereof, to ap-1 royalty   thereon.     If  the  coalmining
|dy to the MiiiuigKecorderfor aCertili-   Hphts  are  not   being  operated,   such
cate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
A light shines. out from the
darkness of the Russian situation.
The Ukrainians and Cossacks,
untrammelled by the Petrograd
confusion, are fighting against
the Bolsheviki for government of
Russia by Russians, with no
Prussian trimmings.
returns should bo furnished at least
once a year.
Tlie lease will include the coal mining
And further take notice that action, 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.
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certilicate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of December, A.
D. 1917. 16-25
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Oltices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Buiiden, New Hazelton
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Ccmirercia! rr"n"*ng ;v.
THE MDiEfi OF*     I
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 Ilazeltoii   Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitarian
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell, Wm. Grant
Honorary Secretary:  Miss W. Soal
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mesdames Wattie, Wrinch, Sealy, and Glassey; Rev. John
Field, W. Wattie, John Newick
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the 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. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: J. K. Frost,
H. H. Little, It. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
Some can fight, some can work or pay*
What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
New York faces a coal famine.
Italy has a shortage of wheat.
The strike  at Trail  has been
A Serbian mission has arrived
in the U.S.
Smallpox is spreading in New
Anti - German demonstrations
continue in Argentine.
No elections will be held in
France until after the war.
W. J. Flynn, chief uf the U.S.
secret service, has resigned.
Forty-six were killed in a train
smash at Shepherdville, Ky., on
Greece wants her citizens in
the U.S. to enlist in the American army.
Fourteen were killed and 57 i
injured in  a streetcar runaway
at Pittsburg, Pa.
The discharge depots for returned soldiers at Halifax and
Quebec will be abolished.
Twelve thousand iron workers
in San Francisco have struck for
a ten per cent wage increase.
The first passenger train to
cross the new St. Lawrence
bridge will leave Quebec on Jan.
The largest reserves of coal
in Canada are situated in British
Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Seven thousand decorations for
war services, including 19 V.C.'s
have been bestowed on Canadian
At least 70 per cent of all fires
in Canada are believed to originate from some form of carelessness and neglect.
The gradual exhaustion of the
anthracite coal resources in the
U.S. means a higher price each
year for that class of coal.
A plot to poison Red LCross
bandages and spread wholesale
death among American soldiers
has been uncovered at Cleveland,
AT   T
War Savings Certificates
$ 25.OO   for   $21.SO
eo oo    "       43.oo
100.00    "       ee.oo
Finance   Dbpartmen-
Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau, T
Wrangell,  Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert, *
Swanson    Bay,   Ocean   Falls,  Vancouver, J
Victoria, Seattle. f
Leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle midnight Thursday and 9 a.m. Monday (Thursday boat calls at Ocean Falls, Monday
boat at Swanson Bay). For Anyox, midnight Wednesday, Saturday.
For Ketchkan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway October 3rd, 17th, 31st,
November 14th, 28th, December 12th, 26th. For Queen Charlotte
Islands October 10th, 24th,  November 7th, 21st, December 5th, 19th.
Wednesday and Satur-
Arrive  Prince  Rupert from South 10:30 A.M
day. |
Passenger trains  leave   Hazelton   Eastbound  at  7:10   r.M.   Monday, JF
Wednesday, Saturday.    Westbound 9:20 A.M. Sunday, Tuesday, Thurs- *
day. *
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent,or to $
G. A. McNiclioll, Aust. On. Freight nnd Poaaeimor Aki nt.Princ - Rupert, B.C. *
Express, General  Drayage and  Freighting
T TVFPV ���atiri ^TAfrF^ We are prepared to supply private
IwlVl^lVl allU JlilULJ an(i public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet  all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch, $6*00 a cord
Consign  your shipments in   Our
Care  for  Storage  or  Delivery.
AudrtK.- nil eommunii'ntii.ns  Id Hr.ztjlton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
She must have Food���
for her Armies in the Field���for her Workers in the Factory���in
the Munition plant���in the Shipyard���in the Mine.
Do You Know���
that the rapidly rising price of food stufft
means that the World's reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that a world-wide famine can only be
averted by increasing this supply ?
Do You Know���
that a " food famine " would be a wort*
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help  thwart Germany'*   desperate
marine thrust on the high teas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���the very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
that no man can say that he has fully don*
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to male* it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
2825 MILES
Canada to Britain
6000 MILES
India <6 Argentina to Britain
Australia to Britain mamai
11500 MILES
"No matter what difficulties may
face us, the supreme duty of every
man on the land is to use every thought
and every energy in the direction of
producing more���and still more."
Martin Burrell���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write���
.nrY,~YYTY����ry��rrr��r��r��r����r ���..,;�� i considerable decrease compared
MONDAY, DEC. 24 | with past weeks.
.., g     No  news from the west front.
London: According to a des-1 Amsterdam: The four Teutonic
patch from Amsterdam, forty allies have agreed to reply jointly
million Germans are starving.       to the Russian  peace proposals.
Lloyd George's emphatic dis-1 The reply will be delivered today,
claimer that Britain had selfish I The explosion which occurred
aims of extending her territory, recently hi the Krupp works had
through the war has brought al-j its origin in a building
most universal approval from the ! thousands were employed
London press.
The  lull  on
the British front
continues, German raids at several points being the only activity reported.
Continuing their irresistible
counter-attacks between the Piave
and Brenta the Italians have
retaken from the enemy a considerable portion of the ground
lost on Tuesday in the region of
Monte Asalone.
Paris: The two artilleries are
are active in the sector of Chen-
ay, northwest of Rheims, on the
right bank of the Meuse and in
upper Alsace in the regions of
Thur and Duller.
A resolution has been adopted
by the chamber of deputies depriving ex-premier Caillaux of
parliamentary immunity in the
accusations made against him for
alleged treasonable dealings with
the enemy. The vote was 407-2.
Caillaux, in a statement before
the chamber, denied that he ever
tried to get into touch with the
enemy or had relationship with
Bolo Pasha, and charges that he
is the object of a conspiracy to
persecute him.
Rome: M. Laprestra, who is
connected with the Caillaux case,
is said to be an American. The
Osservatore Romano, the organ
of the Vatican, states that he is
entirely unknown at the Vatican,
but is a man of prominence,
having American banking connections and having subscribed
1,000,000,000 lire to the Italian
war loan. The newspaper says
he is now in New York.
Melbourne : The majority
against conscription now stands
at 173,000.
Washington: Admiral Capps
is alleged to have been responsible for the delay of two months
in shipbuilding, having refused
to close contracts with Goethals,
according to testimony given in
the senate investigation. The
inability to get pine in the east
will lead to the transference of
contracts to the Pacific coast.
building was partially wrecked,
but no lives were lost.
Venice: Venice remains comparatively undisturbed by the
recent renewal of enemy pressure on the lower Piave, nearest
to Venice, where his line is but
twelve miles east of the city.
No shells have fallen anywhere
near the city, and it is believed
the Pope has intervened in some
way by which the Austrians will
not shell Venice. Custodians of
art treasures hero have considered it advisable, however,to move
a large number of paintings and
enemy from consolidating. The
battles continue day and night,
despite terrible hardships.
There is nothing special to report from the western front.
Russian-German peace negotiations have heen suspended. The
German delegates expressed a
desire to confer with their government and left for Berlin.
The Russians left Litovsk for
As the initial attack of reprisal
under the new policy, British
airplanes bombed Mannheim, with
marked success. Many fires were
started in the big manufacturing
town on the Rhine, upon which a
ton of bombs was dropped. One
machine was forced to descend.
The Rhenish city was one of the
big supply bases for the western
on the horizon. The decks are
low, and in the danger zone hard
coal is burned, leaving no telling
trail of smoke.
Geneva: The German emperor
and his staff, returning from the
Verdun front, had a narrow escape during the reprisal raid on
Mannheim on Christmas eve by
a British air squadron.
Rome: Eleven Austro-German
airplanes were destroyed by British and Italian forces in a big air
battle, when the Teutons made an
unsuccessful attempt to bombard
Treviso, 18 miles north of Venice.
London: Germany is trying to
persuade the Russian people that
only the Allies now stand in the
way of peace. The peace terms
announced yesterday by Count
Czernin, the Austro-Hungarian
premier,   to   the Brest Litovsk
Melbourne: The latest figures
in the referendum are 870,000
for and 1,050,000 against conscription, including the first returns from the Australian military
forces, which are announced offi-.
cialiy as being 17,000 for and
23,000 against conscription.
Ottawa: About 20,000 young
Canadians affected by the military service act will report for
duty at the different military
headquarters on Thursday next.
I     Dr. Badgero, Smithers      |
statues stored in the city.
Rome:     In   a   succession   of j was made possible by an immense
Rome: Fierce fighting between
Buzo and Montevabella is now in
progress. Despite violent Italian
attacks, the enemy, at a fearful
cost, still held on to the two-[conference pledged the central
thirds - mile gain achieved on powers to apparent adherence to
Monday.     The enemy's advance the people, with "no annexations
Ottawa: An order-in-council
has been passed prohibiting the
importation into Canada of all
intoxicating liquors, except for
medical and sacramental purposes. The order is designed as
a first step towards total prohibition. The manufacture of whiskey has already been prohibited
by the recent order in connection
with food conservation. The new
order will also prevent the sending of money out of Canada for
liquor. No liquor may be imported after today. After Ap.il
1, 1918, the shipment of liquor
into a province which has a prohibition law will be a criminal
 t i M��Mtrf UMI H
London: There is a big falling
off in the casualty lists, the
British dead and wounded for the
last week numbering 11,919,  a
brilliant attacks throughout the
week-end, the Italians succeeded
in dislodging the enemy from a
great part of Monte Asalone,
driving him back two-thirds of a
mile on a three-mile front. The
enemy's occupation of Asalone
was regarded as a serious menace, because it gave him partial
control of the San Lorenzo valley
leading to the plain and Bassano.
Melbourne: Australia is opposed to conscription, the latest
returns giving a majority of
175,000 against the measure,
without the soldiers' vote.
New York: The discontinuance
of the manufacture of rifles for
Russia by the Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co. has been ordered by the British government, as
they are not now required.
Halifax: The disaster death
list is growing. The estimated
dead are 1500, of which number
over 1100 bodies have been recovered.
San Francisco: Federal officials have announced the arrest
on a presidential warrant of
Franc Shuienburg, alleged to be
one of the cleverest and most
dangerous German spies operating on the Pacific coast. According to army officers he planned to destroy the government
docks and shipping in most of
the coast ports.
Winnipeg: Entailing the loss
of $250,000, a large terminal
elevator of the Northern Elevator
Co. at St. Boniface, containing
80,000 bushels of wheat,has been
completely destroyed by fire.
Montreal: Sir GeorgeGarneau
is ageinst rupture at present,and
says the only thing Quebec can
do now is to conform to the will
of the majority.
There are 15,000 exemption
appeals to be considered in this
city, before the twelve judges.
London: In their prodigious
new offensive on the Asiago plateau, which opened on Sunday
with a terrific artillery concentration, the Austro - Germans
stormed two dominating heights
at the head of the Frenzela valley, taking 9,000 prisoners, Berlin announced today. Fierce
Italian  counter-attacks keep the
concentration of artillery of all
kinds, which smashed the Italian
Around Monte Grappa the enemy tried to attack, but failed.
On the lower Piave the Austrians
vainly endeavored to fraternize,
and were answered by Italian
machine-gun fire.
Petrograd: Ensign Krylenko,
commander-in-clih'f,has reported
to the Bolsheviki that the Germans are transferring troops in
very large numbers to the west
front. Trotsky has called attention to this breach of armistice
terms to the peace delegation.
Stockholm: The Bolsheviki sees
its power waning. One minister
frankly admits the government
will be overthrown, but flatly denies that Germany is financing
its operations, as the Russian
government is printing all the
money it needs.  Lenine may flee.
The manufacture of all munitions of war in Rusaia will cease.
London: Labor's expected demands when its leaders meet
Lloyd George, Geddes and others
on Friday is the biggest question
before Britain today. The gov-
ment has indicated its intention
of asking further concessions of
British unionism permitting the
government to make heavy drafts
for the army from Labor's ranks.
The Laborites are expected to
accede to such a request, but will
not abandon their safeguards
against drafting without making
a counter-bargain.
San Francisco: American officials are seeking a mysterious
woman known as "H", said to
have directed the activities of
Franz Schulenburg, who had plans
for blowing up bridges in Canada, and who sought to establish
a Hindu colony near the B. C.
Baltimore: The first of Edis-
i son's "invisible ships" reached
anchor here today. When the
vessel enters waters infested
with U-boats the masts are lowered to the deck so that they
extend along each side, near the
rail. The funnel is removed,and
any breaks left in the top line
are boarded so that the line is
straight. In her neutral colors
the ship can hardly  be detected feu*.
and no indemnities, but only on
condition that England and her
allies agree to the same policy.
The younger strategists of the
navy will now have their chance.
Jellicoe, who has resigned as first
sea lord at the admiralty, will be
made a peer. He will be succeeded by Vice-Admiral Wemyss.
Further changes are predicted.
Hostile artillery fighting north
and east of Ypres was all that
Haig reported yesterday.
More than 300 members of the
German Socialist party were arrested on Christmas eve by the
military authorities.
Eleven vessels over 1600 tons
and only one of less tonnage
were sunk last week by German
Hazelton Hospital T���s
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
nf >nt h in advance. This rate includes oflice consultations and medicines, aB well as all costs while
(n the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the JPoBt Office or the Drug Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from tho Medical Superintendent at the
Canadian Express
Money Orders
issued-- payable everywhere
Petrograd: The Germans are
said to have been given 48 hours
in which to decide whether they
want peace as drawn up by Russia. "Take it or leave it", says
J. F. Maguire
Financial and Commercial
James G* Powell
Provincial Assayer.    Analytical
New Hazelton, B.C.
mmm HIS wil| expreS3 a |
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fisiiiVa: You " for you r con -
tinued patronage confidence
and encouragement.
A Happy and'Prosperous
New Year
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