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THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
VOL. V, NO. 37
HAZELTON. B. C, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1916
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
AMONG THE MINING MEN
News   Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
BLOCKADE A BIG FACTOR IN WAR
London: The Chronicle states
all news from Germany indicates
that the British blockade is likely to prove the decisive factor in
the war.     The economic pinch
A favorable report having been
received from Alex. Sharp, who
examined the Hazelton View and
Indian groups for the Smith interests, preparations are being
made to proceed with the development of these promising properties. In a letter to Duke Harris, A. Erskine Smith states that
Dalby Morkill will survey the
claims, and on completion of the! has become intolerably severe,
work mining will be resumed. The masses of the people are
Five tons of ore will be shipped half-starved, while the middle
for a test. The ore is arsenical, classes and rich are suffering
carrying good values in gold, with greatly. Confirmation of this
some nickel, a little silver and j statement is gleaned from the
no copper. German press,despite censorship,
��� ,      .        . .    : Neutral  diplomats in   Germany
George Jennings is preparing.,   ,       .    ,   . ..      .   .,   .
r.       .      ; i ,,   iand neutral visitors to that coiin-
tor  active development on  the1,       ,, ,   .      ,     ,  .,
., .   ... *       . .   try all bring back the same storv
Daly West property, and expects    e ,  , , ..
, 1       ,        ,,    : of an unfed population, stagnant
to  have a crew at work on the ���   ,    . ,
, ,.     : industry,   war  weariness  and a
tunnel next week.     A  gasoline:, . , ... ,
, I deperate yearning for peace. Rich
engine,   compressor and   power J .  ,.     .,   .     .-,,
, ;,,    '        ,      .    . ,,   ,      . ,       J women  are taking their children
drill are to be  installed   withoutL���   u n    j   *        . i     -n
. . to   Holland   to  get  enough milk
delav- i for them.
A  deal has been completed by j    London:     The Germans have
which a half-interest in the Com-1 begun  a heavy offensive against
eau group, near Carnaby, passes | =��� ���
to Magnus Johnson and Gus. j Local and District News
Norberg. D. J. Comeau. the j Barclay Bonthorne, the Van-
locator of the claims, has cut the! couver mining man, spent the
vein at 75 feet in his tunnel, and! weekend in Hazelton, leaving on
has drifted ter. feet on the lead. I Monday for a visit to the Bulkley
This drift is to be continued by j Valley.
Johnson and Norberg.
.. , . '        ,.,.,,.        C. H. French, district manager
New   machinery which will in-j   , ,u   u   ,      ��   u     ,. .
., ,'    , ,    ,.    ,      of the Hudson s Bav (^o., return-
crease the capacity of the Rocher j    ���       t,       ,      , . ...    |U
.   ���    ,     ,    ..   ���        ,   , .    ,     ed on Tuesdav trom a visit to the
de Boule plant is expected to  be ���  .    ��� t . , ... ,     ���.
., ,   ��� ,        .       I interior  posts,   and left lor Vie-
on the ground  in  a  few  days, ;.    ���       rru      ,
.,7, ���,,,,,. ,    toria on Thursday,
tars will be available this week, ���
it is reported, and shipments will!    G. w- McKay.of the telegraph
be resumed. [service, has  returned   from   the
! coast.      During  his vacation he
GERMANY NOW FEELS PINCH OF WANT-
HEA VY ENGAGEMENT ON BRITISH FRONT
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
the British lines in the vicinity
of Hulluch. A heavy bombardment, as usual, preceded a fierce
infantry attack at Vermeilles.
The Germans occupied 500 yards
of first line trench, part of which
was retaken by an immediate
counter-attack.
Berlin claims to have captured
prisoners and machine guns in
this action.
The British front now extends
from a point north of Ypres to
near the River Somme.
Paris: The French trenches
south'vest of the old fort of Douamont were violently bombarded,
but attacks by German infantry
were repulsed. Artillery fighting continues on the left bank of
the Meuse.
In anticipation of early victory
landlords of apartments fronting
on the Champs Elysees are inserting in all leases a reservation of
the right to sublet windows and
balconies "when the victorious
armies of France and her Allies
inarch past in triumph."
London: Premier Asqnith's
sudden visit to Dublin is hailed
as a stroke of genius, having the
effect of assuaging political passions. There is now a feeling of
comparative calm and the restoration of civil law is regarded
as imminent. General Maxwell
and the premier reviewed the
troops today.
London: It has been decided
that eligible members of parliament shall be subject to conscription.
was
from
from
from
R.P.Trimble and Frank Brown
have gone to Zumgozli lake, to
locate a pole line for power transmission to Brown's Buck river
mining property.
Al. Harris and Gordon McLennan returned  yesterday  from  a |
visit   to  McLennan's claims on
Twenty-mile creek.     Snow still
endeavored to join the signal
corps for active service, but failed to pass the eyesight test.
Capt.  A. M. Tyson, inspector
of Indian agencies, arrived from
Vancouver on Thursday, and will
| spend some days in this district,
paying his annual visit of inspec
tion to the various Indian villages,
lies on the ground, and no thorough examination is yet possible.!    A- Blayney, the Francois Lake
The veins on the property carry; rancher, came in on Thursday.on
a high grade antimony ore. j business connected with the Kirk-
Ti��� o;i,,������ n,���   ,    ,'���   .   .    I patrick  estate,   which  is   being
lhe Sliver Standard  is to in-1   ,      ,   .     ..     ,      ,     ,���
.,..,.��������� :����� jv-������ *��� n ��� t i_ placed  in   the  hands ol Govern-
crease its force to thirty men  in ^ .       .   rt   , . ,,.
,,���    ���      e���. ���. ��� .   ,   ment Agent  Hoskins,   as  public
the near future,  it is reported.     ,   , . "   .
_. _       , administrator.
Simpson Bros, have  four tons!
of very high-grade copper ore! The ladies of the Red Cr0SB
ready to ship from their Howson j branch who were responsible for
Basin property. Itne '^ea on  Thursday  afternoon
  : have every reason to be gratified
Free Miners' Licenses w'th the success of the affair.
Mining Recorder Kirby   calls There was a good   attendance,
attention to the expiration of all,and the Proceeds were $32.    The
free miners' certificates on May i handsomely decorated candy table
31.     Holders of miners' licenses jwas especially popular,
should not neglect to secure renewals before that date.     The I
number issued in this district last i
year was an even 700, a decrease
of nearly 100 as compared with
the previous year. This was
accounted for by the number of
prospectors who enlisted. The
revival in mining should stimulate
prospecting, and it is to be expected that this year's figures | "T-he Glory of the Second Mile".
will exceed those of last year. All are most cordially invited.
"'Preparedness"  Parade
New York, May 13: - Advocates
of preparedness to the number
of 145,000 men and women paraded today.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The Necessity of a Margin",and
FOR BENEFIT OF
THE PROSPECTOR
Victoria, May 8:-  That it is the
intention  of  the  government to
1 extend free assays to prospectors,
to send  engineers  into mineral
regions  to obtain  accurate and
up-to-date information  of the
mineral resources of B. C, these
'engineers to give free  advice  to
j prospectors,   and  to take up the
: question of providing  assistance
to  claim  owners  in preliminary
development work, was announced
by Hon. Lome Campbell,minister
of mines.
The minister filed answers to
questions put on the order paper
some days ago by L.W.Shatford,
regarding proposals of the government with regard to mining.
Mr. Shatf'ord had asked if the
government intended to provide
aid to prospectors in the way of
free assays or u.tsays at nominal
prices; if it intended to give
financial assistance to prospectors
whose claims warranted preliminary development; if the irovern-
ment considered improving its
method of securing more detailed
information with regard to the
mineral resources of the province
and if it had considered the
advisability of dividing the prov-
' ince into mineral areas under the
charge of engineers whose duty
it would be to investigate and
examine all mineral showings.
The minister of mines stated
that bona fide prospectors,   particularly in out-of-the-way places,
had already free assays and it was
the intention of the government
to extend this by giving two free
assays for each assessment record. The government is considering the advisability of making a
I further extension of the privilege
i later on.     The aid to the extent
i of  two   free  apsays   for   each
'assessment record  becomes   ef
fective at once. The government,
states the minister, is now considering whether or not further
assistance can be given the prospector in the way of developing
mineral showings. If assistance
along this line is decided upon,
steps will be taken at this session
of the House to make it effective
at once.    The government is also
'considering the advisability of
improving the methods adopted
for getting detailed information
! of the provincial mineral resources.
jThe  improvement  will probably
' be carried out as soon as weather
conditions permit. It is the intention of the government to put
at least four parties in the field,
and more if required.
The minister also announces
that it is the plan of the government to keep the engineers who
are to be engaged in reporting
ion tne mineral resources of B. C.
in the various districts during
the field season, when their advice will be free to prospectors.
This work is to be started as soon
as suitable men can be obtained
and weather conditions  permit.
Vancouver Election Frauds
Victoria, May 11: -Before the
select committee of inquiry into
Vancouver election frauds, Robert
Gosden testified that he was to
receive $2000 for his efforts on
behalf of M. A. Macdonald. He
told of his work, for which he
received $400 and expenses and
was to receive $20 a week. This
he was unable to get after the
by-election, but Mr. Macdonald,
he said, finally promised to pay
him, and after Easter gave him
$50.
Victoria, May 13:���Late last
night R. Gosden was arrested on
a charge of perjury, at the instance of M. A. Macdonald. This
action will tie up a number of
witnesses till the case is settled,
and is regarded as an effort to
check investigation.
J. R. Milne, of Smithers,
here on Tuesday.
F. M. Dockrill was down
Telkwa yesterday.
W. H. Larmer  returned
Smithers on Friday.
J. A.  Sampare  was  up
Gitwangak yesterday.
Mrs. H. A. Harris is visiting
relatives on the prairies.
J. A. LeBlanc, of Pacific, was
in town for a day or two.
Dr. Eggert, of Prince Rupert,
was in town on Thursday.
F. B. Chettleburgh returned
from Burns Lake yesterday.
Mrs. A. M. Fortier, of Prince
Rupert, arrived on Thursday.
Dr. Badgero. the dentist, will
return to Hazelton on May 17.
Mrs. R. I'omlinson left on
Monday for a visit to Toronto.
Miss Dorcas McDougall is visiting friends in Prince Rupert.
H. J. Hughes, of South Fort
George, was among Tuesday's
arrivals.
Duke Harris returned on Tuesday from a brief business visit to
Smithers.
Mrs. Jas. MacKay and daughter
have gone to Calgary for a
month's visit.
Arthur Griswold, who spent
several months in the coast cities,
returned this week.
J. D. McDougall, fire warden
for the Hazelton district, began
his work this week.
Stuart J. Martin, the assayer,
returned on Thursday from a
visit to Prince Rupert.
J. M. Campbell, formerly of The
Miner staff has gone to the front
with the 62nd Battalion.
It is reported the G. T. P. will
run   three   regular   passenger
trains, beginning next month.
Robert Duff, who will reside at
Tyee lake this summer, spent a
couple of days in town this week.
Ralph O'Brien left this week
for an extended vacation, which
he will spend in Washington
state.
J. A. Thome, of the Yukon
telegraphs, left on Thursday for
Prince Rupert,en route for Telegraph Creek.
Rev. W. M. Scott and John
Newick expect to leave next
Tuesday for Vancouver to attend
the Methodist conference.
Gordon Hoskins, the youngest
son of the government agent) is
very seriously ill, the physicians
holding out no hope of his recovery.
Rev. H. L. Morrison, of Prince
George, and Rev. W. C. Frank,
of Smithers,attended the district
meeting of the Methodist Church,
held here on Tuesday and Wednesday. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 13. 1916
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Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year: Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
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Notices, 211 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, May 13, 1916.
No. 37
THE POULTRY-RAISER'S
GREAT OPPORTUNITY
In a recent statement in the Dominion parliament. Sir George
Foster presented a plan for the promotion of Canada's trade after
the war which is of great interest and which-only requires proper
administration to prove of the greatest value to the Dominion.
Following are the essentials of the projected system:
The creation of a Canadian bureau of commercial information,
which would be a clearing house for commercial and business
information for Canada and foreign countries;
Officials of the bureau to be in a position to answer all inquiries
in regard to our agricultural, mineral, forest and fishery resources,
and our ability to supply the markets of the world along various
lines;
Exhibition in connection with the bureau of samples of home
manufactures,of samples of goods made for or consumed in foreign
countries which might be made in Canada, also exhibits of th'a
the natural resources of the country, including all   raw   materials;
Chemical research and scientific manufacture to be encouraged;
A conference of the biggest business men in the country,
representing transportation, manufacturing, financial, agricultural,
banking, engineering, and other interests, to be called in Ottawa
to formulate trade plans for the future;
The selection of four or five business men of recognized
capacity, to form an honorary commission to visit Europe at
Government expense to study openings for Canadian trade and to
report on the new conditions brought about by the war;
The extension of the commercial intelligence branch of the
Department of Trade and Commerce, and the appointment of
special   trade commissioners for Britain, France, Russia and Italy.
What Teddy Thinks Of Us the  methods  that should be em-
In   his   latest   book,   Colonel ployed.     The qualities naturally
Roosevelt, referring to Canada's most emphasized are  exactness,
part in the great war, says: cleanliness and temperature. The
"Canada has faced the time commissioner in his introduction
that tries men's souls, and with says there is nothing fundament-
gallant heroism she has risen ally new in the bulletin, but that I possible this spring.
level to the time's need. Mighty the contents are presented with Now is the time, by hatching
days have come to her, and she such clearness of diction and the ear'y. by hatching everything
has been equal to the mighty processes so aptly set forth that! Possible in the month of May, to
days.     Greatness   comes   only, the result is a reliable handbook Ruard against the marketing of
From present indications Great
Britain will require all the eggs
and poultry Canada can produce
during 1916. Last year, as a result of greatly increased production, Canada was able to ship to
Great Britain the largest quantity of eggs exported since 1902,
and at the same time reduced
her imports for home consumption by nearly a million dozen.
Canadian eggs have found favor on the British market, and
the prospects are that, providing
they are available, much larger
quantities will be shipped this
year. The unusually high prices
prevailing at the present time
are largely due to this anticipated
export demand.
Prices for poultry are also high
and will likely continue so for
the rest of the season. Last fall
and winter all the surplus Canadian poultry was exported at
highly profitable prices. Between
fifty and sixty cars of live poultry were shipped from Western
Ontario to the Eastern States
alone, and in the Maritime Provinces, particularly in Prince Edward Island, the export demand
! for canned poultry has greatly
enhanced prices to producers.
Although some uneasiness has
existed on the part of the trade
as regards transportation facilities, in view of the high freight
rates and the shortage of boats,
it is now reasonably certain that
an even greater demand for Canadian poultry and eggs will occur
this year. It is important therefore, that every poultry producer
takes steps to profit thereby, by
hatching   as  many  chickens as
so much small, undersized,poorly
finished poultry, which annually
becomes a drug on the market in
the fall of the year.    Again, it is
through labor and courage,  and |for those who value information
through  the iron willingness toon the testing of milk, cream and
face sorrow and death, the tears soon.     A  number of exact and
of women and the blood of men,  plain illustrations lend additional
if only  thereby  it is possible to worth to a notable   bulletin,   the I onl-v bv hatching now,and giving
serve a lofty ideal.     Canada has number of  which  is 45 of the! the chickens every possible chance
won that honorable place among dairy and cold storage series and'tn thrive and grow, that a maxi-
the nations of the past and  the that can   be  had  post-free on mum of eggs can be obtained in
present,   which can only come to application   to the  Publications
the people whose sons are willing Branch,   Department of Agricul-
and able to dare and do  and  die ture, Ottawa,
at need."
the winter-time.
Given their proportionate a-
mount of attention, the growing of
poultry  brings quick and profit-
Asquith in Ireland | aD|e returns to the farmer. With
Dublin: Premier Asquith arriv-j the jncreasjnK cost of meats.milk
'he priceof success is attention , ed today, to take personal charge j buUer< ^  thenj is a.con8tant,
detail.     This fact is distinctly Of Irish affairs until a  new  Sec- .���������., ,���     ,   ,
Testing of Dairy Products
T
to detail.    This fact is distinctly I
emphasized in a bulletin recently'retarv is appointed.  It is expect-
,  ,      ..      . , ,      ,, !ed martial law will soon end.
issued  by   the  dairy   and   cold
storage branch of the federal de- Mysterious Steamer Sunk
partment of agriculture under the San Francisco: The steamer
title of "The Testing of Milk, Roanoke, manned by a scratch
Cream and Dairy By-products by: crew and heavily loaded with ex-
Means of the Babcock Test" and Plosives for a" unknown destina-
, T ,, 0. . . ,. .tion, was sunk by an explosion,
written by J. F. Singleton, chief ,   . . ., .
* It is rumored the vessel was car-
inspectorof dairy products. With- ryinK munitions to meet a Ger-
dut being profuse, Mr. Singleton  man commerce destroyer.
tells in  plain language about all! ia      ������' :       ���'
mi   i   l  uj   nt    - .. ii    i Wilhelm Wants Peace
that is to be told of the practical
..   u        . ..    ._.(. iU Amsterdam:     At   Easter the
application of the test, the care Kajsersentan autograpn ,etter ��
that should be taken of the com- the pope> suggegting tnat tne
ponent parts of the apparatus, 'pontiff and the King of Spain in-
the measurements advisable and j augurate peace negotiations.
increasing demand for poultry
and eggs. The labor problem is
not critical, as the boys and girls
on the farm can readily take care
of the poultry. The cost of feed
is nominal, prices for poultry and
eggs are high���the highest in
fact for many years. It is obvious
therefore, that Canadians have a
patriotic, as well as an economic
duty to perform in making; the
year 1916 the banner year for
poultry production in Canada.
Using Entire Army
Washington: All U.S. regulars
are now in Mexico or on.the,border.
HAZELTON
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Interior
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
.e
Hazelton, B. C.
i THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
Newt Notes from Many Sources
Great Britain may nationalize I
the liquor industry.
Half a million troops from India are at the front.
Ontario has imposed a ten per
cent tax on amusements.
Chicago's clothing trade strike
is growing in seriousness.
Russia has ordered nine million
pairs of boots in England.
The Allies have seized or
captured 450 enemy ships.
Mount Katami and Mount Hi-,
amna. Alaska, are in eruption.
In March the total scale of
sawlogs. in B. C. was 43,858,794
feet.
American suffragettes are talk-
of a woman candidate lor president. ��
Canadian schoolchildren have
$300,000 on deposit in penny
banks.
The C.N.R. has taken an option
on a $250,000 hotel site in Vancouver.
A storm of unusual violence
swept over eastern Oregon on
Sunday.
A fire in the business section
of Winnipeg caused a loss of
$400,000.
Congress proposes to appropriate $3,000,000 for submarine bases
at Panama.
Great Britain has purchased
Norway's entire output of animal
and fish oils.
Six battalions of of B.C. troops
will be concentrated at Vernon
this summer.
General Townshend's sick and
wounded are to be exchanged for
Turkish prisoners.
Alberta labor men want a compensation bill modeled on the
new B.C. measure.
Chicago is preparing for the
national Republican convention,
which will open on June 7.
The federal legislation to aid
provinces to enforce prohibition
passed the senate by a vote of
33-5.
A sensation has been caused by
the arrest of Swedish merchants
in Berlin. The charges are not
known.
Great Britain and Germany
have agreed on the exchange of
wounded prisoners,through Switzerland.
Leading dye concerns in Germany are forming a combination
to protect their interests after
the war.
A despatch says Germany will
seize all German vessels in home
ports on June 1. The object is
not disclosed.
A plot to kidnap Sir Edward
Carson at a holiday resort in the
county of Antrim, Ireland, has
been discovered.
After being on strike for a day
Vancouver milk drivers returned
to work, the dispute being submitted to arbitration.
General Alderson is retnrning
to England. He will be succeeded
in command of the Canadian
army by General Byng.
Robert Fay and Walter Scholtz
were convicted at New York of
conspiracy to destroy munitions
ships, and were sentenced to
eight years' imprisonment. Paul
Dash was given two years.
A new gun, smokeless and
noiseless, with a range of seven
miles, has been invented by an
American woman.
The New South Wales cabinet
has resigned rather than abolish
the upper house at the demand
of the labor party.
At Sudbury the police have
rounded up a gang of cheque
swindlers who have been operating throughout Ontario.
In New York prominent men,
including Roosevelt, head an
organization to furnish funds and
supplies for Allied hospitals.
A new American expedition
has crossed the Mexican border
in pursuit of the bandits who
committed outrages in Texas.
Norway has formally notified
France and Britain that she holds
the seizure of parcel mails to be
contrary to the Hague convention.
At least four men were killed
and one hundred injured in an
explosion at the Atlas powder
works, Hopatcong.N.J., on Tuesday.
Three Swedish Socialistic editors have been sent to jail for three
years for advising soldiers to go
on strike if Sweden enters the
war.
In order to complete its business before the end of the month,
the provincial legislature will hold
night sittings, beginning next
week.
Thirty-seven unarmed British
merchant ships and 22 neutral
vessels were torpedoed without
warning between April 7 and
May 7.
Swift & Co., the meat packers,
have been found guilty of infractions of the interstate commerce
laws, and now face possible fines
of $525,000.
It is reported in Ottawa that
Sir Wilfrid Laurier will relinquish
the leadership of the Liberal party, as a result of difficulties over
the bi-lingual dispute.
The great tunnel through the
Selkirks at Rogers Pass, on the
C. P. R., is expected to be completed in September. The main
heading has been driven 4} miles.
France has an aeroplane of
new design, which has twice
beaten all records for speed.
These machines are declared to
be far superior to Germany's
best planes.
At Wyandotte.where hundreds
of employees of the Michigan
Alkali Co. are on strike, one man
was killed and six injured in a
battle between strikers and deputy sheriffs.
Abnormal weather conditions
in California culminated in a
killing frost on Sunday. The
damage to grapes and vegetables,
estimated at $2,500,000, is the
greatest on record in the state.
The number of casual ties among
civilians in the uprising in Ireland is given as 180 killed and 614
wounded. Fourteen rebels have
been executed. Seventy-three
received sentences of penal servitude and six imprisonment with
hard labor.
Servia has now a navy, having
purchased the destroyer Velika
from Italy. At the end of the
war, it is is reported. Servia is to
have a port, and each of the
Alliesv will present King Peter
with two vessels as the nucleus
of a navy.
The senate is considering a
motion providing that when a
government measure is rejected
in the senate during two consecutive sessions, the commons shall
have the power at the next ensuing session to pass such bill
without further reference to the
senate.
The Anti-German League of
Toronto proposes the prohibition
of all German and Austrian
importations during the war and
the imposition of a 75 per cent
surtax on enemy goods after the
close of hostilities. The barring
of German immigrants in the
future is also urged.
express his appreciation of mining conditions on Rocher de Boule
mountain, which he describes as
i really a ridge of mountains expending for between nine  and
; ten miles.     In this zone the prevailing mineral conditions comprise ledges of copper-gold ore
carrying considerable values in
: the precious metal and high percentages of copper.     This is in
I strong  distinction  to   the   high
! grade silver lead ores of the same
camp, but lying in  the opposite
I direction.     Mr. Sharp indicates
that there will probably be quite
| an active season there this year,
as the camp is receiving considerable attention from the outside
mining world.
Headgear For Children
A complete stock of summer
hats and caps for children, comprising all the newest styles in
straws, lelts, cloth and tulle, in
various colors and at all prices,
has just been placed on display
at the store of R. Cunningham
& Son, Ltd.
THE ROYAL LUNCH
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp. Police Office, Hazelton
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SPEAKS WELL OF
HAZELTON MINES
(Vancouver Province)
Alexander Sharp, mining engineer, has returned from making
an examination of the Hazelton
View and Indian groups of mineral claims on behalf of the
Vancouver owners of these properties. These claims are situated
on the well known Rocher de
Boule mountain near the town of
Hazelton and indeed adjoin the
latter property. A number of
veins have been located on the
Hazelton View and Indian groups
containing high gold values and
as they are of the true fissure
variety, being found in granite,
strong hopes are entertained that
successful operations will speedily result. The men behind this
venture are among the best
known in Vancouver and the
management will be guided by
Mr. Sharp's report.
Mr. Sharp did not hesitate to
DENTISTRY
Dr. BADGERO will be located in    ���
Hazelton, beginning May 17,  1916.
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at nn annual rental nf J] an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $6, 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 minea and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C an *'�����
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and  berth  included on steamer
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For VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE
S.S. "Princeaa Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S. S. "Princeaa Sophia" leavea Prince Rupert on April
21 at; May lit, 12th, 23rd and June 2nd.
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LIVERY and STAGES ���d ���$?l��� *�� ���"1'lv-��,riv:"''
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conveyances  day  and
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BEST DRY BIRCH, $5.50 A CORD
Consign  your shipments in  Our
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Address all communications to Hazelton.
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HIsasM every Thursday nt midnight
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��� ���iisUs"**" >'.M. every Sunday and 9 a.m. every Thursday. From
���J**^^^ Anyox 5 P.M. every Friday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at6:08p.M. every Monday and Thursday.    Mixed train leaves at 2:30 P.M. every Saturday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Westbound at 10:48 A. M. every
Tuesday and Friday.    Mixed train leaves at 4:48 a.m. every Thursday.
ALASKAN SERVICE
Commencing Thursday, March 30, and every Thursday  thereafter,
Steamer will sail at 12 noon for Ketchican, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent,or to
G. A. MeNicholl.Asat. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 13. 1916
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M0N..MAY8
THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
enemy attempted an early morn-
| ing attack  on Hill 304, after the
usual violent bombardment.   The
assailants  were completely    re-
; pulsed by the  French,   rows of
machine guns in the trenches inflicting heavy loss on the enemy.
Counter attacks by French east
of the Meuse drove the Germans
from  certain captured positions,
with much loss.
Artillery   preparations   fore-
Another Violent Attack
Paris: The Germans have resumed the offensive,in the Verdun region, and for several days
have conducted a bombardment
of extreme violence in the vicinity
of Hill 304. By reason of the
heavy fire, the French were forced
to evacuate some of their advanc-
shadow  fresh  attacks   on   both
ed trenches on the northern slope ',     ,      ��� .,    ,- , ...
���,,,.������,, i banks of the Meuse and possibly
of the hill,     lhe enemy was un
able to advance because of the
French fire, and was checked in
attacks to the north and west.
The enemy was driven from positions east of the hill. Enemy
losses have been very heavy.
Yesterday's fighting equalled in
intensity the opening attacks in
this district. Four attacks were
made on a 2000-yard front past of
the Meuse, each being led by a
different Prussian regiment. A
whole army corps is being employed in the effort to crush the
French lines on the li-mile front
between Hill 304and Mort Horn me.
The fighting is still in progress.
General Nieville is in command
at Verdun.
On British Front
London: Last night, under;
covet of a bombardment, we made ! of the White Star line, was tor-
El successful raid on the enemy's! pedoed without warning and sank
trenches near Anthuille. Our cas- at 3 a.m. Five of the crew were
ualties were slight. Five prison- killed. The Cymric had a cargo
ers were brought back, ten killed of munitions and carried no pas-
and many wounded. The enemy ! sengers.
raided and entered our  trenches
on Weevre plateau.      The enemy
has   been   reinforced   from   the
Russian   front  and   from   other
portions of the western front,and I
has  ceased   attacking the Brit-1
ish positions.
One division of Prussians suffered fifty per cent casualties in
Supday's fighting.
General Petain has  been  pro-:
moted  to command the group of1
central armies holding the sector,1
from Soissons to Verdun.
Britain Has Airships
London:   Great Britain is constructing airships of the zeppelin !
type.    The number possessed by J
the Empire has  not  been   made
known.
White Star Boat Sunk
London:   The steamer Cymric, I
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WED., MAY 10
J
southeast of Armentieres, after a
bombardment. He was immediately driven out. An attack on
our   trenches   east   of   Cabaret j Huns'Terrible Losses
Rouge was repulsed. Paris:     The German offensive
Punishing Rebels i in the Verdun region   has  again
Dublin: Many branches of the! resulted in complete failure. A
postoffice are honeycombed with i whole corps of fresh troops,sum-
disloyalty. The residence of a high moned hastily hy the crown prince
postal official was used as an ar- to reinforce the one which had
senal for the rebels. The base-: already 'fought at Verdun,merely
ment was a magazine of explos- succeeded in increasing the tre-
ives, arms and ammunition. ; mendous number of casualties in-
Countess Markievicz and Henry fieted by the terrible fire oi the
O'Hanehan, condemned to death,'French artillery and machine
have had their sentences com mu- guns. Wave after wave the grey-
ted to penal servitude for life coated men. to the number of
Casement will appear in police;25,000. advanced, to he blown to
court on Wednesday for prelimin- pieces by the impassable curtain
inary trial on a charge of high of fire. How many Germans lie
treason. dead  in   the neutral ground it is
Justice  is  being dealt  out on  impossible to estimate, but  it  is
pure  facts, proved by testimony certain    the    victims  lost  their
regarding active participation  in lives in a useless attempt,
the rebellion. The French lines are being de-
Huns At Smyrna fended   by   machine   guns,  with
London: Von Sanders, with the comparatively lew men,ami their
German fifth army,has arrived at use has been brought to  a  high
Smyrna, bringing much Austrian pitch of efficiency.   The enemy's
heavy artillery. All vessels in the artillery fire is now lessening,
harbor have been beached to pre- A Danish Opinion
vent secret departure.and nooffi- (    Londo|]. The Uailisn newgpnper
cials are allowed to leave the city., RibesliftB Tidende, after a month
of investigation in Germany, stales
fence.    The soldiers subsisted on
four ounces of flour a day until
supplies were exhausted and the I
horses killed.
f       THURS., MAY 11     "1
V J
Huns Attack Canadians
London: On the Verdun front
there is diminished activity. On
the west of the Meuse artillery
action has greatly lessened, while
the bombardment on the east of
the river is intermittent. Hand
grenade skirmishes occurred during the night at Avocourt and
south of Fort Douamont. The
French made gains at Mort
Homme.
Intensely violent artillery  engagements  continue on the Canadian front in Flanders. Combats
at close quarters have been regular for the last  month,  and  the'
enemy  appears   determined    to,'
wrest the crater  positions  from'
the Canadians, whose battalions
relieve each other every 48 hours. '
Major-General Byng is now in
command of the Canadian troops.'
Seven hundred Canadians have
been admitted to the Canadian
Red Cross hospital at Cliveden
since the beginning of the crater
fighting. Two hundred arrived
last week.
More Lenient Mersures
London: Premier Asquith told
the commons he believed there,
would be no further necessity to
take extreme measures with Irish
rebels. Lord Wimbourne, lord-
lieu tenantof Ireland,'has resigned.
Lord Hardinge, Justice Shearman and Sir Mackenzie Chalmers
have been appointed commissioners to investigate the uprising.
Italians Make Progress
Rome: General Cadorna's persistent efforts are  proving suc
cessful. After fighting for every
foot of ground, the Italians are
within sixteen miles of Trent.
Admit Attack on Sussex
Washington: Ambassador Gerard has been handed a German
official note admitting the torpedoing of the Sussex and stating
that the submarine commander
responsible has been punished.
1
FRI., MAY 12
V ���J
Verdun Fight Continues
Paris: Two more attacks on the
French lines before Verdun were
made last night, the Germans attempting to recapture positions
on the west slope of Mort Homme.
French artillery fire frustrated
the enemy design. Artillery fighting continues at Avocourt wood
and between Douamont and Vaux.
The French forces are making
vigorous attacks on the German
lines at various points.
Attacks on Russians
London: On the eastern front
the Russian lines are being made
the objects of occasional sharp
thrusts by the Teutons.
War Resumed In Balkans
London: Increased activity is
reported from the Balkans. There
has been much firing by heavy
artillery,  and  infantry   clashes
are reported from the Macedonian
frontier.
Activity on Italian Front
Athens: Brisk fighting in the
region north of Avlona is reported, indicating that the Austrians
are about to assume the offensive
against the Italians.
Don't Believe Huns
London: Germany's declaration
that the submarine commander
who torpedoed the Sussex has
been punished is received with
scepticism. It is generally believed he has been promoted.
Captain Boy-Ed, former naval
attache at Washington and chief
conspirator in connection with
bomb outrages and the plot to
destroy the Welland canal and
invade Canada, has been decorated with the order of the Red
Eagle and presented with a
sword of honor, in reward for
distinguished service.
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HAZELTON HOSPITAL
I fnr any period from one month upward at $1 par
month in advance. This rate includes oflice consultations anil medicines, as well bb all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Host Office or the Druj: Store; in Aldermen
, from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
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V 	
German Reply Accepted
Washington: The American
reply to Germany's latest note
has been sent to Berlin and will
be given out for publication today. It is understood Germany
is informed that so long as the
new instructions to submarine
commanders are observed diplomatic relations will be continued,
the Kaiser's government being
informed, at the same time, that
the United  States  cannot allow
that the belief is prevalent that
Germany cannot continue the war
beyond the end of 191(i. The
rations of the soldiers were reduced six weeks ago; desertions
are numerous;Socialisin is spreading among the troops, i emitting in
slackness of discipline. Shortage
of horses has reduced the gun
teams. Munitions and arms are
still being produced in incredible1
quantities. Two firms are producing steel by a new rapid process, without wolfram.
Treat Prisoners Well
London:     Khalil   Pasha, eom-;
Germany  to dictate concerning
American negotiations with Great mander of the Turkish forces at
Britain. Kut-el-Amara, is showing the ut-
The Verdun Conflict ' m0Mt consideration to the surren-
Paris:   lerrific fighting contin-dered force, and   has  expressed
ues on the Verdun  front.     The admiration for Townshend's de-
CANADA'S CALL
FOR SERVICE AT HOME
Produce More and Save More
The Empire needs food. If you are not in the fighting line you may be in the producing line. Labour
is limited all the more reason to do more than ever
before. Grow food for the men who are fighting for you. The Allies need all the food that
you can produce. Every little helps. You are responsible for your own work. If you
cannot produce as much as you would like, produce all you can. Work with the right
spirit. Put fighting energy into your effort and produce now when it counts. The more
you produce the more you can save.    Producing and saving are war-service.
Make Your Labour Efficient
In war-time do not waste time and energy on unimportant and unprofitable work. Economize labour.
Put off unproductive work till after the war, and, if
possible, help in producing something needed now. Let us not waste labour. Canada
needs it all. If possible help to feed the Allies. Make your backyard a productive garden.
Cultivate it with a will.    Make your labour count for as much as possible.
Do Not Waste Materials
There should be no waste in war-time.    Canada could
pay the annual interest on her war expenditure out
of what we waste on our farms, in our factories, in
Every pound of food saved from waste is as good as a pound of increased
The way for a nation to save is for every individual to save.    France is strong
The men and women of Great Britain are not
our homes.
production,
to-day because of thrift in time of peace.
only " doing " but are learning to " do without.
Spend Your Money Wisely
finance the war.
better investment
Practise economy in the home by eliminating luxur
ies.    Wasting our dollars here weakens our strength
at the Front.     Your savings   will help Caiuda to
Save your money for the next Dominion War issue.    There can be no
THE   GOVERNMENT   OF   CANADA 6
THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THE DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE

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