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\ VOL. VI, NO. 38
Legislature Adjourns Until August, When Prohibition Will
Come Up
Victoria, May 18:���A commission will be named to investigate
charges in connection with the
soldiers' vote on prohibition. The
session of the legislature will be
adjourned until August, when the
report of the commission will be
considered. If irregularities are
shown prohibition will be brought
into force on October 1.
Victoria, 'May 19:���-Whiteside,
Pauline and Nelson have been
appointed a commission to investigate the soldiers' vote. They
will leave for England at once.
Two more local men have made
the supreme sacrifice for their
country, Sergt. Charles Helas
and Private Prank Grey having
been killed in the Battle of Arras.
Both enlisted in one of the B. C.
Highland battalions.
James Turnbull and "Spot"
Middleton, both of whom have
seen long service and have recently been discharged from hospital, are now on duty at the
B. C. base at Hastings, England.
Jack Morison has recovered
from his wounds and returned to
R. D'Egville is now second-
lieutenant in the 12th Labor
Company, Northampton Regt,
and is at the front.
The First Pioneers, which includes a score of Hazelton men,
is now known as the 9th Canadian
Battalion, Railway Troops.
Sergt. W. A. Macdonald,of the
2nd Pioneers, writes that Jack
Edwards, well known here, is a
sergeant in that corps.
Sergt. Jack Bennett is in hospital at Sheffield, where a shrapnel bullet was extracted from
his leg. He expects to be fit for
duty again in a short time.
Tells of Groundhog Coal
A booklet on Canada's mines,
circulated at the Panama fair,
says of Groundhog coalfields:
"About 140 miles by trail north
from Hazelton near the headwaters of the west fork of the
Skeer.a River, is another
coalfield of great promise,
known as the Groundhog coalfield. This coal is anthracite or
semi - anthracite in character.
From present indications and developments it seems as though
this coalfield would prove to be
one of the most important developments the province has seen
for many years. The field is as
yet only slightly developed, and
London: There is further encouraging news from Russia.
General Brusiloff has withdrawn
his resignation and will return to
the front.and renewed offensives
against Germany are promised.
Amity between the duma and
the workmen's council has been
From the French front comes
the report that the enemy is
adopting precisely the same tactics in destroying towns and villages and transferring troops as
those which preceded the famous
retreat to the Hindenburg line.
General Haig reports that northeast of Armentieres two hostile
raids were beaten off. There is
no mention of further fighting at
Bullecourt or anywhere else on
the Hindenburg line.
The first American medical
corps has reached England, and
was heartily welcomed.
American destroyers beat off a
submarine which sought to attack
the Whitt Star liner Adriatic.
and the Kaiser signed  a secret
treaty  in 1905 has just been dis-
: closed.   A Moscow paper publish-
to the president for signature.
broken  off relations  with   Germany.
The selective draft army meases a long account of the treacher- ure has passed congress and goes
ous pact  arranged  by  the  two
rulers and aimed against France.
Count Witte succeeded in having
the agreement cancelled.
Rome: Austria has ordered all
civilians to evacuate the Isonzo
sector, in which the Italians are
steadily forging ahead. Trieste
is panic-stricken at the approach
of the Italian forces,   which  are
New York: Penfield, formerly
ambassador to Austria, who has
just returned, brings a tale of
sorrow and suffering among the
peasantry of France. He says
"Almighty God will never permit
the Kaiser's mad assault on
civilization to be successful."
Distress  in Austria, he declares,
now only twelve miles from the['8 terrible, but the country is not
city. Banks and (jovernmeot yet at the end of its resources,
offices are being removed, ar.rlJThe people are kept in absolute
business houses . are hurriedly ignorance of happenings in the
j shipping their records to Vienna,  outside world.
Petrograd: Russia's new coalition cabinet was completed today
and accepted by both the duma
and the soldiers' and workmen's
council. Six of Ihe fourteen
cabinet places are filled by socialists.        	
Paris;     That the former Czar
if but a fraction of its present
promise is fulfilled it is bound to
have a wonderfully stimulative
effect upon the future of the
province. This field was first
discovered in IdOli, though its full
extent was not at the time recognized. More recent explorations
have shown the field to extend
in a northerly direction about 75
miles, and to have a width in
places of about 30 miles. The
rocks in which the coal occurs
have been classed as of the
Cretacious age."
War Pictures Were Good
The moving pictures shown by
Dr. Mandy on Monday and Tuesday evenings, in Assembly Hall,
were among the best that have
been exhibited in Hazelton, and
the large crowds which attended
were well pleased with the war
films and the comedies and dramas
which were also screened. Dr.
Mandy was as well satisfied with
his reception in Hazelton as the
people were with his pictures.
The Italians have taken 6432
prisoners in their present offensive.
Paris: A number of Japanese
gunboats arrived at Marseilles to
aid in the war on German U-
boats and convoy French merchantmen.
Washington : According to
advices received here,the Chinese
government has asked for a
straight declaration of war on
New York: Senator Stone has
attacked Roosevelt, saying that
the ex-president plans to raise
an army for personal and selfish
Berlin:     T'le ruins of the former village of Bullecourt were
evacuated according to command
Ottawa:     That   the   selective
without   disturbance   from    thei
j draft system may  be instituted
enemy, who established   himself:
jin Canada was intimated by Pre-
there t.wenty-four hours later.
mier  Borden  in  an  address   in
Washington:     Honduras    has parliament yesterday.
Ferry Still Idle
Much inconvenience has been
Forester Allen arrived from I experienced by residents on the
Prince Rupert on Wednesday and j other side of lhe Skeena through
has been busy arranging for the'the delay in installing the ferry,
work of his assistant rangers in ! The pontoon ferry formerly in
this part of his district. Jayry U86 on the Bulkley is now avail-
Sullivan has heen appointed for!able for the Skeena crossing, but
Hazelton{ Howard Guest for Ha- has  not   been   removed   to   the
bine; C. It. Hood for Tatla Lake:
R. Duff for the Bulkley Valley,
and ��� McLean for Francois Lake.
latter point, nor has the boat
heretofore used been placed in
commission.    It is to  be hoped
Ranger Chettleburgh is in Ru-lthe district engineer will remedy
pert during the absence of Mr. this condition before  he returns
Allen.     The forester expects to' to the coast.
remove his family  to the coast,
.,     ,     . T       , Jack J. McDonell, a brother of
city about June 1.
 .  Roy McDonell,arrived from Leth-
Important Step Proposed bridge a few  days ago,   accom-
St. Paul, May 19;���Prominent panied by P. Kelly,an Iowa man.
railway heads are discussing the The two visitors  left with   Roy
internationalization of American for a trip to the Sibola country,
and Canadian  railroads.     They to look over the mineral showings
declare that co-operation  is the in the new district and to enjoy
essential need. I some trout fishing.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Renew your miner's license before May 31.
T. P. Lake, of Carlisle, arrived
on Wednesday.
J.   A.   Elliott,   of  Vancouver,
icame in on Thursday.
A. M. Kipp, of the Oceanic
cannery, was here on Tuesday.
Shel. Robinson is doctoring his
race-horse for a badly cut foot.
G. F. Johnston, of Prince Rupert, was among the week's visitors.
Angus Beaton came in from
Third Cabin on Wednesday, en
route to the coast for a visit.
' George Beirnes, who has been
spending a few weeks in the
coast cities, returned on Wednesday.
Government Agent Hoskins returned on Monday from an
official visit to Smithers and Telkwa.
Rev. W. S. A. Larter,of Smithers, arrived from the Valley on
Monday, returning on Tuesday's
Many Hazelton Indians left
during the week for the lower
river and coast, for the salmon
fishing season.
A large refrigerator, with capacity for a ton of ice, has been
constructed in the local establishment of P. Burns & Co.
It is reported that T.T. Dunlop,
of Smithers, has been appointed
road superintendent for this district, and that his headquarters
will he in his home town.
Wild geese, delayed in their
northward flight by unfavorable
weather conditions, have been
frequenting grain fields in the
vicinity of Hazelton during the
last week or so.
An unprece.dentedly late spring
is reported by J. C. K. Sealy, who
returned this week from his Bulk-
ley Valley lanch. Farmers in
the Valley have been delayed in
their spring work, but are hopeful
of a good growing season.
Dr. Wrinch and the other delegates to the Methodist conference
were on Sunday's delayed train,
but succeeded in making connection with the steamer at Inverness, the Prince Albert making a
special call at that point to take
them on.
Manager Ware Leaves
Taking with him the good
wishes of the people of the town,
William Ware, the popular Hudson's Bay manager here, left on
Tuesday for Fort Fraser, and
other interior posts, which he will
visit before going to his new post
at Telegraph Creek. W. W.
Anderson, who has returned to
Hazelton to take Mr. Ware's
place, is now in charge of the
Hudson's Bay store, which should
continue to prosper under his
experienced management. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1917
e umimieca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
sive night the enemy threw violent attacking waves against the
French positions north of Moulin
and Lalfraux. They were repulsed, as were attacks elsewhere.
London:  Good results are looked for from Lord Cecil's clarifying
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year: Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING   RATES:     Display,   $2.60  per   inch per month:   ReailinK | Speech on the Allies'aims.   Brief-
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion.    Legal notices inserted at B. C. ]
Gazette rates. , ly, all previous statements of the
��� | Entente   purposes stand.     The
Vol. VI. Saturday, May 19, 1917 No. 38! ....     ,        ���     ;,' .
 _, Allies  favor Russia s   plan   for
annexations'and no indemnities,
on the understanding that while
there shall be neither annexations
nor indemnities for political aggrandizement, both may be necessary to assure the freedom of
peoples held in bondage by the
central powers and to atone for
such acts as lhe invasion of Belgium, France,Servia,and Poland.
By the report of the royal commission appointed to inquire into
the transportation   situation  in  Canada the great problem of the
railways has been placed before parliament for solution.   A majority
recommendation ���by  Sir  Henry  Drayton and   W.  M. Acworth���
favors the nationalization of all systems with the exception  of  the
Canadian   Pacific.      A   minority   recommendation���by  A  Smith,
president of the New York  Central���favors   reorganization  and  a
continuation of private administration.    Either of these reports may
be favored by the government or adopted by parliament.     Of  the
two the Financial Post declares in favor of Mr. Smith, in principle
if  not in detail.    It does so confident of the superiority of private
administration--under reasonable government  regulation���to  give
the most efficient and   least  costly service to the public and the
nation, and believing that of the three members of the commission I ^ js believed Cecil's speech   will
Mr. Smith was in the best position to appreciate from an   unbiased , _,    ���' ,,
,    .   .   ,, ..   ,  j. ���. ,. ., i,        ���   ,,       .       ,   .prove  an effective answer to the
standpoint  the  practical   features of the problem, ooth as to what
has been done and what must be done in the future. j angling of Hollweg.
In its attitude in favor of private operation of public utilities, Lloy(] Geoi,ge h.,s submitted
the  Post  recognizes  that  the  great   fundamental    principle    of
the success of such enterprises is service to the public. This Home Rule proposals, offering
attitude taken is not a popular one, but it is sincere. Public exclusion for the six Ulster coun-
ownership as a theory cannot be discounted. In practice it is L,8 ()|. the alternative of a con-
another matter.     The Post believes that in a country like Canada,
with unsettled conditions and great variety of national issues with i vention to arrange a scheme of
their political reflection, and with control by politicians, who in the j self-government.
average are opportunists rather than statesmen,efficient administra-1  ,	
tion under state control is practically impossible. In the long run
the public pays for inefficiency in administration. Under public
ownership the finances may be juggled in such a manner that the
people are falsely enthused by direct benefits which they pay
heavily for through general taxation.
To put into effect the recommendations of the majority report
will mean that the government of Canada will take over and operate
roads which will constitute what we are told "would be the largest
system in the world with the exception of that of Germany." That
such a system, covering thousands of miles and endeavoring to
serve a multitude of interests���political and otherwise���can lie
efficiently operated by the government is something which those
who understand the intricacies ot large administration and the
looseness of political service cannot hope for. To increase the
diliiculties.sueh a system would have to operate in opposition to the
Canadian Pacific, one of the most efficient organizations in the
world.   Either one of two things would probably happen:
If the government endeavored to compete on a basis oi' business
equality it would by that looseness of administration which features
public ownership lose large sums of money which woul 1 either show
in the reports or be covered up in the national finances, thus
misleading the public.
Or in order to secure a large share of business the govermentij,,.]n,|,; .,,, ,,,.,.,, .|1|( ,,(��� (|1(| more
system,   backed by misguided public opinion, would reduce rales to ���
such an extent that the Canadian Pacific could not give that efficient
service which has meant and continues to mean so much to Canada's vegetable and flower garden
development. Government losses could either be hidden or," if f..1"9 , P.repared.for wide dis-
shown, made to appear as the public contribution for the boon of tribution atthis tittle when every-
low rates. where throughout Canada efforts
And just on this point of Canadian Pacific service it may be are being earnestly made to in-
pointed out that neither report offered the suggestion that this Crease the production of vegetable
system be taken over by the government also.    If.the government
Copenhagen: Germany's peace
campaign is a ruse to fool the
Allies. The chancellor's latest
address throws off the mask and
shows the Teutons are bent on
war and conquest. Reports of
internal dissensions are part of a
well - considered propaganda.
Hollweg is as strong as ever, dissatisfaction of radicals beingover-
whelmed by general optimism.
Control of Garden Insects
The entomological branch of the
Dominion department of agriculture has issued Circular No 9. on
"Common Garden ��� Insects and
their Control."    This publication
mportant   insect   pests  of  the
can  efficiently   manage  kII  other  systems which are now more or
less crippled, why could il not take over the C.P.R. as we1!?     The
foods, etc., in backyards, vacant
lots, and other areas  near  cities
same report which recognizes that private ownership in one system all(^ towns.    The remedial meas-
is   perfection   recommends  government  ownership   lo  repair the, ures   lor controlling the common
imperfections of others. ! destructive species and also  for-
===== ���   ,VM\iv for tne ma|(in(r of the chief
Exceptionally heavy losses were ,. ���, ��� ,-,
J J I insecticides are given.    For easy
inflicted upon the German forces reference the in
Petrograd: Russian troops have
resumed hostilities, an offensive
against the Teuton hordes being
in progress along practically the
entire northern front. Fraternizing of troops ceased very suddenly when a regiment which resisted
the Hun blandishments was gassed and shelled..
London: In the heavy fighting
around Bullecourt the British
have, progressed further through
the village, and have reached the
eastern edge.
sects are grouped
sent against our   line   between '��� under the crop or flowering plants
Gavrelle and the Scarpe river.       they infest.    Gardeners will find
Both in Mesopotamia and Mace- Ulis  publication  a   most   useful
donia British armies  have  made means ''c,r *>MW m��"* troubles
, that will arise.     Application for
important captures.    In the Lake ,,. 	
this entomological circular No. 9
Doiran district we captured 50001 should be made to  the  chief of
yards of enemy trenches and in the
Struma river sector 3000 yards.
Berlin: In the face of strong
British counter-attacks the Germans were forced to give up
ground recaptured at Roeux.
Paris:   For the second succes-
the publications branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
Insects concerning which further
information is desired should be
sent with a covering letter to the
Dominion Entomologist, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.
Packages and letters so addressed, up to 11 ounces in weight, may
be forwarded free of postage,
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  Hazelton   Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitatian
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) Jcmn Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W.J. Can-
Honorary Secretary:  Miss J..C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,   Mrs. R. G. Moseley,  Mrs. Chas. Reid,
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Field, Rev. M. Pike, H. H. Phillips
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,
11. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
London busmen went on strike
this week.
Democratic sentiment is developing in Japan.
The German empress is selling
her wonderful jewels.
The high infant death  rate in
Britain causes anxiety.
Six  hundred invalided soldiers
returned to Canada this week.
be appointed am bassador to Sweden. In some quarters it is believed that he may replace Chancellor Hollweg or Foreign Secretary Zimmermann.
Captain Albert Ball, who fought
1 more than 100 air battles before
he was twenty, and who brought
down   29 German  machines,   is
reported missing.
Four men were killed and three
Enemy aliens will not be allow-1 fatally injured in  an   explosion
ed to sail from the United States. I which damaged the government
Six  thousand  coal   miners   in I Pier near the So�� lo('ks  at Sault
Alberta and eastern B.C. are now
on strike.
Shipbuilding yards in Great
Britain now employ 150,000 additional men.
Joseph Choate, former U. S.
ambassador to Britain, is dead at
the age of 85.
Munition workers fomenting
strikes in Britain are liable to
life imprisonment.
Ste. Marie, Mich., on Wednesday.
France will appropriate 9,843
million francs for the war expenses of the third quarter of
1917, bringing her total war expenditures to Sept. 30 next up to
ninety billion francs.
A summer school for teachers
of the  province, with courses in
rural   science,    art,    household
science, vocal music, and manual
I training will be held in Victoria,
1 ' HAZELTON. B.C. ��
8 ��� 8
g   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    =
right or make advances upon ores o^iiiiiiiiiiiwiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiicojiiiiiiiiiiiicojiiiiiiiiiiiirojiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiciiiiiiiiiisiico
secured by  assignment thereof.  = ��j
Only   ores   produced in  British ��    LJ-^/4r��/\'*^'r<     "D^tt    rrtw��i��TT    -
Columbia   shall   be   purchased   |   nUQoUIl O    DdY    LOIUPdliy    1
The  appointment   of   managers �� / A /     5
and other persons required to
carry on the plants,etc., will rest
in the minister. Such officials
will be under his control and he
will fix their wages. Fortnightly
payment of wages and an eight-
hour day are provided for. Contracts to bind the Crown must
be approved by the Lieutenant-
Governor-inCouncil by which the
rules and regulations needed will
be made.
The U.S. this week extended a. from July 3 to August 3.
J.  S.   Cowper's   charge   that i
Attorney-General Macdonald re-1
ceived $15,000  from  a C. N. R.
oflicial was proved in a judicial!
enquiry  before Justice Gregory. ]
Macdonald resigned his portfolio. | divisioriS|  is strictly forbidden,
credit of $45,000,000 to Belgium
and $100,000,000 to Russia.
Bandits killed three persons in
a raid on a bank at Castle Shannon, a suburb of Pittsburg.
The question of prohibition in
the U. S. during the war may be
left to the decision of President
May  wheat   reached   3.25   in
Chicago  before  board  of trade
officials stopped  all   trading   in J
futures. An important mining bill just
The ice went out of the Yukon j introduced in the legislature looks
on Tuesday, the latest date since to the provision of facilities for
1899, when the river opened onjth8 marketing and reduction of
May 17. British Columbia ores.   Whilethe
proposed   measure is of a very;
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.
Battalion,   Regiment    (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
Canadian Contingent.
British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations,    such   as   brigades,
I ��� STEEL WIRE ���
Poultry and
Rabbit Proof
in 10-rod rolls
It is an exceptionally good buy.
Let us have your order at once;
we have only a small   supply.
Quarts, per bottle, .25
Quarts, per bottle, .40
Hudson's Bay, XXXX,
Quarts, per bottle, .25
and causes delay.
Wide  Scope   of  New   Measure
Aid   the   Mining
The British artillery has expended 200,000 tons of shells
since the beginning of the battle
of Arras.
Fifty thousand tons of stone
are required each week to mend
the roads behind the British lines
in France.
Judge Young has been appointed a commissioner to investigate
charges in connection with the
Fort George election.
There are ten million males between the ages of 21 and 30 in
the United States, according to
figures just compiled.
general character,it may he made
the means of aiding the mining
industry to a very great extent if'
its provisions are carried out in a
non-partisan spirit and by expert!
and practical mining men. Pol-
lowing are the chief sections:
"The minister of mines is here-'
by empowered  to and  he  mav
cause to be made inquiries and,
reports of ores available  in  any:
district.and as to the necessity of
public aid in the mining or treating of such ores or minerals; and
when such  reports or inquiries]
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and  berth  included on steamer
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S. S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert   May
May 11th, May 21st, and June 3rd.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C.
The Prince Rupert Empire man,
who is a candidate for the bouse
indicate such course to be justifi- [of commons for this Riding.
This is to introduce the man
who always lights for the rights
and   interests   of   the   masses
j able,   he shall have full power to
Those  who wish to buy liquor acquire sites for and to construct,
in Sweden must be equipped with j equip,   maintain and operate one |
government passbooks, in which'or more public  sampling  worksj
their purchases are entered. Iconcentratingplants.customsmel-
Felix  Diaz, the Mexican revo-lters or ^fineries, or other plants,
lutionary general, is reported to |or processes, together with such
have   been   killed in a dispute
with another insurgent leader.
Price $495
The Ford is logically the Car for this country.
It can take the hills ahead of them all, and
rough roads affect it not at all. It has an
engine with a record.     It is serviceable and
All cars completely equipped, including electric headlight.     Prices f. o. h. Ford, Ontario.
Local Agents
rather than
or partyism.
All males between 15 and 65
have been deported from the
Belgian province qf Luxemburg
to work behind the German lines.
,     ..... . , OREGON & CALIFORNIA  RAIL-
yards, buildings, wharves tram-; R0AD co. GRANT LANDS.   Title to|
ways, roads, and premises as, in jsam��� revested in United States by Act;
the   discretion of the minister of 'of Congress dated June 9, 1916.     Twol
mines.are necessary or expedient i million, three hundred thousand Acres j
for the operation of such  plants t0 be ��Pene(1 for H��mesteads and sale, i
or processes.
If established,the smelters and
refineries shall  be
treatment of ores
Denouncing  food speculators,
President  Wilson  declared that
food  control  was second in im-J Columbia or elsewhere,
portance only to  military  plans.; ence being given to the
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty Billion feet of
commercial lumber.     Containing some
used   in   the! of  best  land left in  United States.
from  British   LarKe Map showing  land  by  sections
Drefer- ' an(^  Description  of soil, climate, rain-
r,  ...  ,    fall,   elevations,   etc.     Postpaid   One
'""''"'Dollar,     Grant Lands  Locating  Co.,
The British   government   has!Columbia ores.   Up to the extent |Box 610, Portland, o
taken a'definite step in the direction of state control of the liquor
traffic by assuming charge of the
Horrible details concerning the
German plants in which corpses
of soldiers are converted into oils
and other products have been
made public.
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Hazelton,      -      -      B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 19, 1917
THE MINER WAR BULLETINS the Caucasian and Mesopotamian
erty and even existence of Russia campaigns are reported today.
was threatened by  the  soldiers' j    Duma  leaders are alive to the
council.   This body is apparently perils of the situation.    Miliukoff
In a series of attacks assuming control,   and   may  yet [has gone to the front to strive for
last night the British troops cap-!
tured several  German
overthrow the government.    The
, council is disorganizing the whole
positions, i nation for its po|icv
including one or two which had ! Germany has withdrawn forty
been a source of trouble ever since divisions, comprising approxi-
the battle of Arras began. The 'mately 600,000 men,from the Rus-
famous chemical works north of !sjan east front, and is hurrying
the village of Roeux has been j them to France to oppose the
definitely taken possession of, as j Franco-British offensive,
well as Roeux chateau and cetnet-'    ,     ,        XT   .,      ,    ��� ���    ,
���,,    , .,     .      , .... London:   Northeast of Lpehy
ery.   lhe latter has been a bitten
spot, the Boches having fortified J and north of YPres host,le  ra,ds
the graves into defensive positions and turned underground
vaults into strongholds.
Southeastof Monchy the British
captured several pitsanddetached
enemy trenches as well as Cavalry
farm. South of the Cojeul river,
in the neighborhood of Bullecourt,
Haig's forces materially extended
their holdings on the Hindenburg
line. Bullecourt is practically
surrounded. Over 600 prisoners
were taken.
A resumption by the Russians
of the offensive movement in conjunction with the British campaign in Mesopotamia is officially
announced. Russian troops have
crossed the Diala in the rear of
the Turkish forces retreating before the Rritish advance. The
enemy has taken refuge in the
Jabel Hamrin hills, ahout 100
miles northwest of Bagdad.
In Macedonia the Servians have
conquered and held against several counter-attacks trenches on
Dobropolys heights east of the
Cerna river.
There are indications oi renewed activity by the British army
which i s invading Palestine.
Turkish positions in the Gaza
region are being bom'barded.
Zeebrugge was heavily bombarded by warships on Saturday.
Amsterdam: Austrians are
suffering great hardships. The
emperor exhorts his people to
hold out until the harvest gives
relief. Many months of suffering must be endured.
The failure of German crops is
threatened. Owing to severe
weather rye, barley and oats are
weeks behind normal growth.
Agricultural conditions have been
very  bad during seeding season.
Copenhagen: General von Ar-
denne, the German military expert
were repulsed. Roeux has been
the storm center of the fighting
of the past three or four days.
At Fresnoy and Bullecourt German counter-attacks have been almost continuous and the fighting
has been of the greatest intensity.
Roeux is one of the key positions
the unity of action which may
avert irreparable disaster. The
workmen's and soldiers' council
has issued an appeal to the army
to fight against the insidious advances of their German 'friends.'
Generals Brusiloff and Gourka
resigned today. The former is
regarded as the most notable of
Russian commanders.
Rome: Italy's general offensive
is apparently beginning; on a large
scale. From Tolmino to the sea
our artillery fire is intense.
Washington: The Roosevelt
division amend ment is now a clause
in the selective draft army  bill.
Dilatory tactics of congressmen
in dealing  with  war  legislation
Rome: The Italian advance
becomes greater. Guns are now
roaring along a 25-mile front,the
heavy calibers doing effective
work as the infantry advances.
The Austrians are stubbornly re
Washington: Official advices
state that the new Russian ministers have declared for vigorous
prosecution of the war.
jof the Oppy supplementary wind worry the P',(Jsiflent-
of the German line. By progressing! Amsterdam: Germans have
{at Roeux and maintaining an un- about 325 U-boats operating, and
I breakable hold on Bullecourt, the'from 80 to 100 have been caught
(British   have a grip on two parts] in   British  nets,   according  to a
of the vaunted Hindenburg line, [member of a captured submarine
Germany  lost   200,000   killed. jcre>\.
wounded and captured during the
latter half of April.      Her losses
in May have been proportionately
Sir John Jellicoe has been appointed   chief of the naval staff.
The zeppelin L22 was destroyed
in the North Sea by naval gunners. It is conjectured that a
naval battle may be coming, on
the theory that apparently aimless raids may be German feelers.
The British are supremely confident of the result should the enemy come out.
Ottawa:    Premier Borden and
party have arrived from London.
Canadian Express
Money Orders
Issued and paid
J. F. Maguire
Branch Agent
Pittsburg: Fifty soldiers are ill
with poisoning symptoms similar
to those of Lieut. Corcoran, who
died yesterday. All ate pudding
at a restaurant, the German proprietor of which is under arrest.
Smithera, B.C.
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London: Germany's counter-
offensive, which started yesterday
with concerted attacks on the
j British and French fronts, has
| apparently worn itself ont in vain
beating against the Allies' positions. Haig's forces are steadily
gaining   around   Bullecourt  and
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Amsterdam:    Hindenburg and j north of the  Scarpe.     Fighting
Hollweg are at outs. The latter
flatly refused to adopt the policy
of the commander, who is opposed
to government reforms. The
chancellor's peace terms speech
has been postponed until July.
Hollweg has gone to Vienna.
London: Germany launched
concerted counter attacks on both
French and British fronts today,
with such force as to suggest an
almost general counter-offensive
movement. Most of the attacks
were repulsed, but the Hritish and
French were compelled to relinquish insignificant bits of ground.
who has just returned   from  the
western front, says the Germans j Violent German   attacks on
are worried by the tanks and gas;portions of the Hindenburg
grenades. He declares the British
tank a most amazing war weaoon.
Washington: Congress authorized the Roosevelt expedition.
The Colonel is delighted, but refuses to discuss his plans.
Montreal: Joffre is here today.
He will be the guest of the
Dominion at a state luncheon,
and will receive a civic address.
Ottawa: Viviani arrived here
Saturday afternoon and was given
a wonderful welcome. Addressing
parliament, in a speech full of |
heart and fire, the French statesman thanked Canada on behalf
of France.
continues with unabated violence.
The Times gives this forecast
of the Irish settlement: First,the
immediate establishment of an
Irish parliament in Dublin ;seeond,
the exclusion of northeast Ulster
by a clean cut; third, the formation
of a grand council, consisting of
equal proportions of members of
the Dublin parliament and representatives of the six counties of
Ulster, to transact all common
business and to direct any enactment of the Dublin parliament
whicli shall apply to the excluded
Petrograd :     The   provisional
government has rejected the terms
proposed by the workmen's  and
soldiers' council   for  a  coalition
government.   Tht council's insis-;
tenceon certainchangesin foreign
policy prevented acceptance of its
proposal by the duma leaders, who
declared that they could   not  re-
pudiate  the  principles   formally i
announced on April 9,a step which
would be necessary if the council's
terms were fully accepted.    This
decision leaves the Russian situa-1
tion again wide open.
Tertschensks. formerly minister
French armies, with supreme com- of finance, will succeed Miliukoff
mand  of  the forces in the field, j as foreign minister.     Kerensky, I
General Foch succeeds Petain as J minister of justice, will succeed
chief-of-staff.      General  Nivelle |Gutchkoff as minister of war.
will  have command of   certain j    London: An American destroy-
army groups. ,er  floti|,a  ig  now  in   European
The Germans launched  an  at
court were  repulsed.     Haig  reports  heavy fighting around this
stronghold and the defeat of the
enemy objective.
The British carried out a successful raid near Ypres.
Hollweg refuses to discuss the
war or Germany's peace aims in
the reichstag.
Paris: General Petain was today named generalissimo of  the
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London: Russia's military power is weakening and crumbling.
In   presenting   his   resignation,
Gutchkoff, a brilliant member of  	
theduma.made a dramatically sig- cle��ned UP enemv trenches, taking
nificant statement to the soldiers' many Prisoners.
delegates, declaring that the lib-|    Petrograd: Russian reverses in
tack against the French lines on a
wide front near Bouvelle. following violent bombardment. Heavy
fighting in various other sectors
is also reported. In Wcevre and
Lorraine French raiding  parties
now in
waters,under Rear-Admiral Sims,
who is co-operating with the admiralty heads.
A formal admission that Germany is angling forseparatepeace
with Russia was the main point
of Hollweg's speech. Otherwise
the chancellor merely recapitulated previous utterances in his bombastic address to the reichstag.
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