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News   Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
The tunnel on the Indian group
is now in 575 ieet, and the face
shows seven inches of clear ore
and eighteen inches of mixed ore.
When another 25 feet has been
driven Superintendent Harris intends to begin stoping and prospecting various shoots of high
grade ore which show in the
Dominion geological survey
work in this district during the
present season will comprise a
final survey of a small section
having Hazelton as its center.
F. S. Falconer, a geologist of the
survey branch of the mines department, with an assistant, is
here to carry out the work.
"Billy" Steele, deputy mining
recorder at Manson Creek, who
has been at the coast all winter,
seeking relief from a severe attack of rheumatism, is expected
to return in a few days. In partnership with Jack Mullan, he has
a profitable placer claim at Man-
The miners working on the
Comeau group, just south of
town, have succeeded in tracing
the vein a considerable distance
down the hill, and have uncovered another nice showing of copper ore.
T. H. Rea, manager of the
Debenture Mines, is expected to
return about June 15, when preparations for resumption of work
on the property will be made.
M. W. Sutherland returned
this week from Le Pas,Manitoba,
having spent several months
investigating the mineral discoveries iri that new district.
D. L. Purvis expects to leave
for Manson Creek shortly, to do
necessary work on his claims in
that district.
D, A. Harris and J. S. Bagg
left on Tuesday for the Owen
Lake section.
Empire Day Sports
Many townspeople went over
to New Hazelton for the Empire
day celebration. The chief event
was a baseball game between the
Bulkley Valley players and a
scratch team of local men. The
visitors were defeated in a game
which, though close, was a very
fair evhibition of baseball. No
records were broken in the footraces. The evening feature was
a dance, which attracted a considerable number.
Victoria: Sir Richard McBride
has cabled his resignation as
agent-general. Ill-health is the
cause. He will return to B.C. in
Amsterdam: The Roman Catholic clergy of Germany have inaugurated a powerfully-organized
peace movement.
Rome:     Italian   troops   have!
gained further brilliant successes
in  the Julian Alps, bringing the'
total number of Austrian prison-1
ers captured in the present off en-:
sive up to 10,425.     Enemy conn-
ter-attacks in  the  Carso  region
failed.     At Cucco and along the
Vodice the enemy lost heavily in
unsuccessful attempts to  retake
captured positions.
London: There is no news today from the British western
The U-boat menace is being
throttled to death, more effective
blows against the undersea enemy
having been dealt in the last
three weeks than in any corresponding period, Premier Lloyd
George says.
The Imperial conference was a
war cabinet, with all ministerial powers, and its decisions are
now controlling the war.
Paris: Pai't of Chevreux wood,
on the Aisne front, was captured
by the French last night. No
other activity is reported, except
artillery fighting in  the  regions
of Moulin de Vauclerc and California plateau.
Ottawa: The conscription bill,
providing for selective draft on
the British system,is expected to
come before parliament next
week. An order-in-council prohibits departure of eligible male
citizens from Canada without
permission, under a penalty of
$2500 fine or five years in prison.
Laurier denies that he wrote
Tancred March stating that he
intended  to oppose conscription.
Montreal: A serious situation
is developing in Quebec province,
anti-conscription feeling becoming
acute. Revolutionary speeches
have been made by French members. Soldiers and civilians were
in conflict in a street row. A
mob smashed the windows of La
Presse office. Lavergne is rampant in his opposition to conscription.
Four anti-conscriptionists appeared before the recorder here
and were fined heavily for creating disturbances.
Stockholm:    Scandinavian Socialists announced  the following
suggestions for peace yesterday:
The re-establishment of Belgium,
Servia, Mon tenegro and Roumania
as separate entities; the future of
Alsace-Lorraine to be left for
settlement on the basis of national
right of free action; belligerent
parliamentary assemblies to be
requested to work for speedy
peace, general disarmament, and
the establishment of a court of
arbitration. German delegates
are silent.
Washington: Another loan of
$75,000,000 to Great Britain makes
a total of $400,000,000, with $345,-
000,000 to other Allies.
General Pershing declares that
Americans must awaken and get
j into the fight.   This nation must
; fill the places of the slain  Allies
and   must   bear   the   brunt   in
Balfour,bidding farewell to the
U.S., said the nation had accomplished wonders since entering
the war. He was confident the
president would he upheld. The
British party has gone to Canada.
Preparing for a big post-bellum
trade war, Germany has inaugurated an immense shipbuilding
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Late Despatches
Ottawa: One of the recommendations of the Imperial conference was that Hindus be allowed to enter all British possessions
and bring their wives and that
they be given equal privileges
with other Asiatics.
Paris: A French deputy estimates the world's loss of shipping since the beginning of the
war at forty million tons.
Ottawa: The conscription bill,
caH-ing up eligibles between 20
and35, has been introduced,as well
as a measure to extend the life
of parliament another year.
Rio Janeiro: Brazil regards
herself at war with Germany.
The navy will co-operate with
the Allies.
London: A convention of Irish
delegates will be called to prepare
a scheme for home rule. If they
can agree upon a constitution
legislation willimmediately follow.
Lord Shaughnessy is suggested
as chairman of the convention.
Washington: Nine regiments
of railway workers will be organized and sent to France at once.
A clash between American and
Mexican troops Was officially reported on Monday.
A. L. Carruthers, public works
engineer, with T. T. Dunlop, his
district assistant, drove in from
the Bulkley Valley today. Mr.
Curruthers expresses a very high
opinion of Omineca district, which
he has now covered as far as the
road system is concerned. Speaking of the roads, the engineer
told The Miner that they were
in excellent condition. He drove
53 miles in one day, without distressing his team, and averaged
26 miles a day, rain or shine.
Arrangements are now being
made for the removal of the ferry scow from the Bulkley bridge
to the Skeena ferry site, where
it will be utilized in place of the
canoe heretofore used.
Increased Telegraph Facilities
The Northern Telephone Company has just concluded a working arrangement with the telegraph department of the G. T. P.
railway whereby the receipt and
despatch of telegrams will be
greatly facilitated. A private
telephone wire has been stretched from the telephone office here
to the telegraph office at the railway  station,   over   which tele-
I graphic  messages  to and  from
ithe town are transmitted as rap-
jidly  and  correctly  as  would be
I possible  with  a telegraph wire,
and without any increase in  the
tariff.    Telegrams for all  parts
of the world can now be handed
in  at the   telephone   office   for
immediate despatch, and all telegrams received at that office for
people  in town are promptly delivered free of charge.
The arrangement covers day
jand night lettergrams as well as
ordinary day and night messages,
j so that the telephone office is now
a telegraph office also in the full-
jest sense.     When the new telephone switchboard is in operation
in another week or two, all subscribers of the telephone com-
! pany, both in this to^n and New
Hazelton, can if they wish phone
their telegrams to the company's
! office,  and thus save time and
trouble.     This  should  prove   a
; great convenience to the telephone
I company's subscribers and will
'no doubt be appreciated.    The
telephone company is manifesting
a highly commendable spirit of
enterprise and progress.
Seven million men have been
killed, in the war. Total estimated casualties exceed 45,000,000.
Miners' licenses expire May 31.
Wm. Hall arrived from Telkwa
the first of the-week.
J. A. McLean, of Vancouver,
was here on Tuesday.
T. A. Dixon, of Vancouver,
l arrived on Wednesday.
C. T. Rolston, of Vancouver,
was among Sunday's arrivals.
J. S. Forrest, of Prince Rupert, was here on Wednesday.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital,
on May 23. a son to Mr. and Mrs.
H. H. Phillips.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital,
on May 19,a daughter to Mr. and
Mrs. R. J. Rock.
F. L. Boggs and W. E. Catching, of Prince Rupert, were
among the visitors of the week.
James Morgan arrived from
Ootsa Lake on Thursday with a
number of horses for the local
Kispiox Valley Live Stock Association, by arrangement with
the government, is importing a
fine bull.
J. R. Tannock, from the Fort
Fraser post, has joined the local
staff of the Hudson's Bay Co., as
A forest fire has been burning
for several days on Two-mile
creek, between the Silver Standard and the Harris Mines.
Miss M, Hogan, lady superintendent of Hazelton Hospital, is
preparing to leave for duty with
the Canadian nursing staff overseas.
The ladies of Omineca district
apparently take but little interest
in their newly-acquired franchise.
Only 134 registered in the entire
H. E. Walker.of Prince George,
and Geo. C. Hav, of Smithers,
both officials of the provincial
department of agriculture, were
in town on Tuesday.
The Manson trail is to be improved this season, but no news
is to be had concerning the Tatla
ferry, which was badly damaged
last fall and may not be in commission when the trail opens.
Dr. Wrinch and R. Langlands
are expected to return this evening from Victoria, where they
attended the Methodist conference. Rev. M. Pike is also
returning for a short time before
proceeding to his new station at
Howe Sound.
A telephone expert is now on
his way *to Hazelton to assist the
local staff of the Northern Telephone Company with the installation of the.new switchboard in
the company's office here. The
work is expected to be finished
and the new system in operation
by June 1.
The Miner is two dollars a year. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 26, 1917
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
An excellent beginning has
been made in such investigations
by the forest laboratories maintained by the Dominion forestry
branch, in co-operation with the
McGill University, at Montreal.
Particularly valuable are the investigations of pulp and  paper
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions. Two Dollars a
vear; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.60 per inch per month: Reading j manufacture which promise re
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at P>. C. jgu]js most important to the in
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, May 26, 1917
: dustry.
No. 39 i    I"   many   cases  scientific re-
=====! search  may  pave  the  way   for
The session of the legislature which was adjourned last vastly increased markets for
Saturday has been the most remarkable, in a sense; that has ever manaua'8 surplus forest products.
been   held, says the Colonist.      It was the first time in the history
of the province when Liberals   were in  control  as Liberals,   and
! In addition to such opportunities,
there was naturally a good deal of expectation and curiosity as to;there ls need for research to
the results. Pre-e'lection promises always figure very largely in determine methods for better
legislation and administration, and no doubt there has been an j utilization of wood waste. Under
attempt on the part of Premier Brewster to emphasize the change, j present conditions only about
But a series of events have so tempered public opinion since the one-third of the solid contents of
date of the elections that it would be difficult at the present time to ^ ^ jg ^...^ ,n th(j form of,
predict the outcome in the next few months. I,     ,     ,,    ,   , .
The Liberals  formerly objected to the appointment of royal lumber,the balance go.rlg to waste
commissions.     lhe session has been most  conspicuous  for royal hi the form of sawdust,  slabs,
edgings, tops, stumps, etc.     Ultimately   it should  be possible,
commissions, and there seems to be no end to them yet. The old
Opposition objected to exercise of the powers vested in the
Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council. There has been more authority j wjt;h proper methods, to use to
taken to use this authority, and in an unlimited way, than we can j a(Jvant at ,east ��� considerable
remember.     Where authority has not been vested in the executive .
it has been transferred to the minister.     There has been a policy \ proportion of this waste material,
of no patronage announced as leading principle of Liberal doctrine,
but in nearly every measure and in administrative acts,   indirectly
at least, it has been discarded.      Ir.  fact it  has  been  announced
openly that Liberals will he appointed wherever possible to restore !mol'e stud>'  is  allied to practice
the "balance of power." j the greater the success.   In food
The civil service bill was intended to do away with   patronage, I production, as in all other things,
but like the Mineral Bill and the Bill to Promote Increased Agri- j this is eminently   true.     Book
The Housing of Poultry
These are the days  when  the
cultural  Production  leaves such  an  element of doubt as to the ,
>arning is no longer an object of
operation in practice that it is not possible to predict results,because , , ,.    ,
,..,��.. .a ���       t    ���    r .l - ����    ! sneering by the man of practical
so much is left to management.     Assuming, for instance, that Mr.
Oliver and his officials will honestly and efficiently administer the experience.   He has been forced
legislation passed over which they will have control,the government {to the conclusion that an earnest
should  not  assume  powers  that  it  would  not be willing to have .study  of  books,   pamphlets and
vested in Mr. Bowser, if by some turn in events he, or some other bulletins is a tremendous help to
Conservative, should be called upon to assume  control  of affairs. |,.     beainner and  often  of the
It is not a question of men, but of measures, and measures should i ,
,    .,        ...        r   i, ,    . , .. , ,, .     ..     .   .  . .       greatest   value
be the criterion of all legislation, not the personnel  ot  administra-|
It is quite impossible to review in a short article the eighty-odd
Acts  that His  Honor was asked to asstnt to.     There has always
been a tendency in the province to overleg'islate,   and  it does  not,
to himself. In
bygone times poultry - keeping
was of a haphazard nature. If
the hens were healthy and laid in
mysterious places  all   was  well.
seem to have been lessened by a change of administration.     SomeUf ^^ ^n't the true cause was
of the  measures  passed   undoubtedly are  in   the  line of public!       , '  ,. '.        ,   ,    ..    ,
���  ���     u >. t      u t.     t    r. ��u -ii e i ���     ..   i     rare \   discovered, and the fowl,
opinion,but to what extent they will prove successful remains to be;       ;
seen. It seems to us that too many subsidiary considerations are havinj? failed seemingly of then-
involved in nearly every case. But what we wished to say usefulness,, were summarily dis-
particularly was that the session has been adjourned with a feeling, patched. Today much of this is
in the public mind that is not all consoling. One instance of what 'changed and poultry-keeping has
we think was a great mistake on the part of the government was; h
the appointment of a commission composed of members of the'
legislature to enquire into the alleged irregularities in connection
with the taking of the overseas vote on prohibition. It was not
only wrong in principle, but it was tactically a mistake, because
whatever report may be rendered the government will be essentially
responsible for it, which would not have been the case had an
entirely independent and non-partisan commission been appointed.
The developments of the war
have demonstrated that in any
intelligent plan of preparedness
for either war or peace, the basic
industries are of vital importance.
The necessity for close co-operation between science and industry
has become recognized as never
The development and perpetuation of basic industries necessarily
implies not only far-reaching
plans for the conservation of the
raw material, but also the conduct
of scientific research that new
uses and the most efficient methods of utilization may be determined.
The raising in Canada of several
forestry battalions, for the cutting
of timber overseas, emphasizes
the   vital   importance of forest
resources in connection with war
operations.     In Canada we must 0f  Poultry
a systematic pursuit,
permitting of research and subject to experiment, the same as
any other branch of agricultural
industry, A better aid to the
very foundation of poultry-keeping could hardly be desired than
a bulletin recently issued by the
Dominion department of agriculture and entitled "The Principles
House Construction
recognize that,on either a wa
With General & Detailed Plans.
peace basis,the lumber and pulp-; P. C. Elford is the author and in
wood  industries are  essentially
basic  industries, that upon them
depend a host of secondary   in-
the 55 pages of which this publication consists he has succintly
told, with abundant illustration,
how poultry can be best housed,
dustries of vital importance in-arid what is needed in that retire economic life of the country, Aspect to make the birds good
and that the best utilization of our: producers.    There is little in the
forest resources,   including   the i 8cience of ProPer housinjrof poul-
,      , .     r , that is not here set forth,   from
development of new   uses   and ..    ,       , ., ,   ,
comparatively palatial structures
new markets, both domestic and and model runways to the modest
foreign, still offers a wide field j arrangement of occupants of vil-
for industrial research. We should ; las and bungalows and dwellers
be able to increase the intelligent!0" the outskirts of towns and
use of  wood  by  learning more |cities-    Besides plans of desirable
about its qualities. This,in turn,
means more and better business
for Canada and an increased
capacity, from bcth direct and
indirect revenues, for the payment of the great war debt with
which the country will be confronted.
structures,details of the material
required and dimensions are all
given. In short, the publication,
which can be had free on application to the Publication Branch,
Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, is a complete textbook on
the matter with which it purports
to treat.
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.  K.  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 humanitarian
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W.J. Carr
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,
H. H. Little, It. 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
each way) to his market place,
covering largely the same ground
as his neighbors, using his team
and wagon, his own time and
energy. In many instances the
great waste of time and energy
and the monetary loss due to the
smaller business transactions can
be materially reduced by  exten-
j Hudson's Bay Company j
B.C. has sent 35,000 men over-i    American  shipbuilders  have
seas. I been   given  orders  for  a  large
Rajah  Brooke of Sarawak  js!number of tugs and minesweep-
^eacl I ers for the U.S. navy.
Canada will have a  food   con- j     General   Smuts says South Af- sum   of the co-op-raliv��� system
troller. jrican   negroes must not be given
; military  training,   which  would
B.C. is to have a department'      ke them a seHmls menace_
of labor. ling of mail at the front and  to|5 n
Germanv   will  build  no morel    Von Rl?.telen and Lamai> were'ensure prompt delivery, it is  re- ��    SCHLITZ and BUDWEISER Beer, qts., at 25c per qt.    |
zeppelins' ; sentenced to one  year  in   the Lasted that all mail be address -|    PHOENIX and CASCADE Beer, at 25 cents per quart.    =
penitentiary for foment ingstrikes e(j as f0]]ows-
Balfour is   expected   to   visit jn New York munitions plants.        " "
3 Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors 3
...    .   c ...   .....     1 Stocks   all   Staple    Imported    Scotches, 2
Addressing Soldiers Mail        = r r =
In order to facilitate the hand- 1 Brand,es' Gms' Port W,ne' Bourbon' Rye' case and drau*ht- 1
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion,   Regiment    (or
Ottawa today. ,. .
General   Pershing,   who   will
German soldiers are forced  to command  the  American expedi-
buy war bonds. j tjonary force>does not want news.
Auditor-General Allison's office paper correspondents to accom-
has been abolished. j pany his army.
Australia has a deficit of ��2,-\ Canadian and American au-
000,000 for the fiscal year. - | thorities are endeavoring to pre-
Brewster's new tax bill doubles! vent slackers from crossing the
assessment on farm lands. I boundary  to escape conscription
M.. .        ���     j 01 o i, ' in either country,
amtoba gained 21,844  population in the last four years. A new provincial law   requires
Nation-wide prohibition is fav- the Payment of wages not less
ored in the American senate.       ; frequently than once a fortnight formations,   such   an   brigades.
Berlin estimates German  cas- j
ualties to date at over four mil-!
The Italian mission   to   Wash-
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We  cannot  sell   less  than  SIX  Bottles,   BUT  WE CAN    f
We  solicit   Mail  Orders and guarantee prompt attention    |
and shipment. =
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ment or Department. < ���
in   the   mining,   lumbering and
fishing industries.
J. W. D. Fan-is has been sworn j
in as attorney-general of B.C.,in
ington  arrived  at Halifax   this|succession to M.   A.   Macdonald,
week. ] who   recently   resigned   as   the
nn-DA.i u i iesult of graft disclosures.
C.P.R. telegraph operators are j h
asking a wage increase of $10 a     Alberta will  have   a   general
month. j election on June 7.   Eleven mem-,
Labor organizations in Toronto bers on active service will be
are on record as opposing con- returned by acclamation and two
scription. , new members will be elected   by
Universal training in India was Albe'rta men al lhe front
provided for by an  Imperial  act!    The  Imperial government has
this week. declined to validate   legislation I
The war army of the U. S. will; brought into question by Brew-
be equipped with the British j ster's writ against the former
Lee-Enfield rifle. attorney-general,and the present)
The U.S. Steel Corporation will! premier  will   probably   have   to;
establish a $9,000,000 steel plant proceed with Lis lawsuit against
near Windsor, Ont. , ��� i a    i    ��� ���      ���
j his predecessor.     A   decision  in
Sir Sam  Hughes  may  be  ap-jhis favor would place  him   in  a
pointed  head of Canada's  con-: serious   quandary,   as  it   would
scription organization. j invalidate the recent election and
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London :
Unnecessary mention of higher
divisions,   is strictly  forbidden,
and causes delay.
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 IWaquinna" 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, 8rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C.
The Prince Rupert Empire man,
Food speculation causes a short- all legislation jiassed this session, j who is a candidate for the house!
age of provisions in Athens, where
alarming riots have occurred. Co-Operation For Farmers
Kerensky, Russia's new minis-1 Co-operative selling and buying
ter of war, is regarded as the! requires no argument today to
Lloyd George of the republic.       sustain its ad vantages, Thesuving
Restriction of wheat gambing!'" ct,st of handling large orders
caused  a decline of 63 cents in ! instead of numerous small ones is j
the price of wheat in Chicago.     ! recognized   by   vw\y    business
of commons im' this Riding.
This is to introduce the man
who always liyhts for the rights
and interests of the masses
rather than for partyism.
! ROAD CO. GKANT LANDS.   Title to !
Under   the   emergency   Meet (house.    The wholesale houses do gam�� reverted in United States by Act
measure,   38   merchant   vessels: business on  this  basis  and   are Iof Congress dated June 9, 1916.    Two!
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 ali. It has an
engine with a record.     it. is serviceable and
All cars completely equipped, including electric headlight.      Prices I. o. b. Ford, Ontario.
Local Agon Is
consequently  able to sell their
million, three hundred thousand Acres
have been built in  the  U.S.   ., co,���nuv   ���,���  w sell   me.r, to be opened for HomegteadB antl 8a|e ,
goods at much lower prices.    The j Agricultural and Timber Lands.    Con-!
Public opinion throughout Can-; ,.etailet. has to brL,al.  bu,ki ha8��ervatlve estimate Forty Billion feet of
ada is strongly  in  favor of the . . , commercial lumber,    Containing some
., . .. many packages to weigh out and 0f  host  land left in United States   CMswowiMMw**"
governments   conscription   pro-, , , ��� J.,,,,, ,.',,������������ ,���.,,.,!   . ,,: .    <-'
The Brewster government will
appoint a permanent taxation
board to investigate methods of
parcel up, has many accounts to
make out and many orders to
record. Over and above these
costs is the very large item of
delivery.     This item is a serious
Floods occurred last week in ; matter in urban centers, but it is
Spokane and Coueur d'Alene much more so in the country, for
districts, rendering 1500 persons | whether the dealer delivers them
homeless- or the farmer  drives  in   for his
The entire plant of the Copp j supplies, the cost is there.
stove works at Fort William was |    In a ,.ecent rural su,.vey by the
destroyed by  fire on  Thursday. '. ,
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Loss $350,000.
100 farmers in  one  township it
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Geneva police discovered that
one of the principal hotels was a
nest of German spies. Eight
arrests were made.
Although refused a command
in the American expeditionary
force, Roosevelt will continue his
work to aid recruiting.
was found that 63 of them lived
five miles or so from a shipping'
point. Of these 63 farmers not
one was either selling his produce
or buying his supplies co-operatively. Each farmer was driv-
! ing   this   ten   miles    (5   miles
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'���* Queant part of the
line.    It was  made
despite the
a massing of formidable and fresh
I German divisions from the  l'us-
London: The chief weekend
development of the war was the !sian *rortt.
capture by the Italians of one of j French gains were all in the
the crests of Mount Vodice, the) Champagne district.from Rheims
keytothe Austrian defences north ' east to Auberive.
of Gorizia, on the Isonzo front., The continous advance of the
The positions the Italians had j French was suddenly checked
taken previously east of Gorizia', when the Huns opened the Yser
were maintained against repeated \ lock gates,rendering eleven miles
Austrian assaults. J of valley impassable.
Intense aerial activity and  in-1    An engagement between French
cessant artillery duels continued
along the Russo-German front.
On the western front artillery
duels were maintained all the!
way from the Belgian coast to
St. Quentin. The Germans used
burning liquid in a futile attack
northwest of Rheims.
Submarines are being mastered
by an admiralty device, the nature
of which hasnot been made known.
It is stated, however, that the
new method of making war on U-
boats is meeting with much success, and an earlier termination of
the war is predicted as a result.
The need for compulsory rationing in Rritain has not yet arisen.
Supplies of cereals are better
than they were six weeks ago.
The engineers' strike, which
threatened to cripple the munition
industry, has been settled by a
conference presided over by Lloyd
Petrograd: Kerensky.the new
war minister.has firm faith in the
army's readiness to fulfill its duty.
The democratic committees are
declared to be staunch in their
loyalty to the Allies,demanding a
close and inseparable union with
the Entente. Soldiers' and workmen's delegates have endorsed
the government.
Ferdinand of Bulgaria is anxious for a separate peace, but finds
it hard to moderate his greed
sufficiently to accept the terms
the Entente will offer him.
A general peace is the aim of
the Socialist conference which is
meeting in Stockholm this week.
Pekin: The Chinese parliament
has declared against war under
existing conditions.
Washington: Argentina's plea
that a wheat shortage at home
prevents exporting to the Allies
will be investigated by the state
departmeht. If reports of a surplus   are  borne out  exports of
and German torpedoboats on Sunday   is  reported.     One  French
ship was slightly damaged.    The
| enemy withdrew at full speed.
Rome: The Italians are forcing
the mountain passes,and fighting
north of Gorizia reached the  eli-|
max of intensity, the men fighting
from behind rocks,in caves and in
hastily-constructed dugouts in the I
granite passes.    Numerous fresh j
Austrian divisions from the Rus-j
sian front have been thrown into
Paris; Hindenburg is shunting
his battered and exhausted divisions from the west front to the
northern and eastern battle lines,
where they are being reformed
preparatory to a drive on Petrograd. Meanwhile fresh divisions
from the Russian front are being
sent to France. German prisoners reveal the two-fold purpose
behind the plan to take Petrograd
or at least additional Russian
territory; first, to scare Russia
into a separate peace,and second,
to use the gains as a lever against
the Allies.
Stockholm: The torpedoing of
the Swedish steamers Vesterland,
Aspen and Viken, laden with
grain from England, has caused
an intense outburst of anger
against Germany.
London: All Irish factions will
he heard in a convention, as outlined in Lloyd George's scheme.
Sinn Fein adherents will have
representation. King George
will name the chairman,
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London: Since Sunday Germany has lost more than 15,000
killed, wounded and missing in
the Champagne, where the French
yesterday gained full possession
of all important positions on  all
American coal to Argentina will Nominating ridges of Moron villers
!crest.     Nivelle's   troops   now
I command   all   important   points
be required to sign  the  roll   for
military service. Thoseconscribed
must appear  before  a   military
be prevented.
Ottawa:    All eligible men wil
'between   Mounts   Cornillet and
Teton, and are within half a mile
board.   Judges will act as a court
of Moronvillers itself.
The British  are consolidating
of appeal.    Much depends on the their newly-won positions on the
attitude of Laurier. The extension of the life of parliament or
a bitter election campaign with
conscription as the issue are the
London: British and French
forces struck another blow in
their joint offensive yesterday,
Haig's troops taking additional
sections of the Hindenburg line,
while Nivelle's soldiers achieved
a brilliant success in the capture
of several linesof German trenches
on the north slopes of Mount
The British advance was registered in the  sector  embracing
Hindenburg line. Many successful raids were carried out during
the night. Enemy artillery is
active east of Bullecourt.
problem. A non-sinkable merchant submarine, which can elude
any surface pursuers, will be built
in the U. S. and operated under
government supervision. The
boats can submerge in half a
minute. They can be turned out
at the rate of about three or four
a week. The inventor was Simon
Lake, one of the inventors of the
New York: There was an attempt to assassinate Kerensky,
the Russian minister of war.
The futile plot was arranged by
the old regime, according to rumor. A Russian congress has
been called to discuss the many-
angled war situation.
Washington: Two strange occurrences recently aboard armed
merchant ships may result in an
investigation of all shellssupplied
to the navy.
Paris: Nivelle's offensive today
won complete domination of the
Aillette valley and captured three
lines of German trenches east of
Viviani and Joffre have returned from America.
Christiania: Three more unnamed Norwegian vessels were sunk
today by German submarines,
with heavy loss of life, bringing
relations between this country
and Germany to a breaking point.
Geneva: Things are bad in
Germany and the imperial regime
is threatened, Dr. Aguero, recalled
Cuban minister to Berlin, asserted on his arrival here today.
Amsterdam: The Hungarian
cabinet headed by Premier Tisza
has resigned.
New York: Sir Hudson Maxim
has announced the invention of a
device to make ships immune from
the danger of submarine attack.
Washington: Many devices for
use against submarines have stood
official tests and are now being
manufactured on a large scale
for use on merchant ships.
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London: On the western front
only artillery activity is reported
during the last two days.
In the course of the battle of
Arras the British have captured
21,000 Germans, while losing only
3000, fifty per cent less than in
the battle of the Somme.
Since May 1 the French have
taken 8600 prisoners in their
offensive between Soissons and
Auberive.   .
Four or five German airships
raided the eastern counties of
England last night, dropping a
number of bombs and killing one
man. Property damage was
The British transport Transylvania was torpedoed in the Mediterranean, with  the  loss of 29
Italy is now prepared to strike ioffhers and 373 men.
an important blow for the Allies. I    The submarine blockade is fore-
Good use has been made of the I doomed  to  failure,  says Sir Ed-
Bullecourt and Fontaines les Croi-
silles, the foundation for theOppy-1 go boats may solve the U-boat
time secured by the big British
and French offensives to arrange
a powerful offensive on the
Italian front and decisive operations are now beginning.
Copenhagen: A Berlin newspaper says a separate peace with
Russia is imminent.
Stockholm: The growing popular and official resentment against
Germany has been intensified by
the capture of three Swedish
steamers en route to Finland.
Philadelphia: Submersible car
ward Carson. Britain cannot be
starved, although the U-boat
menace is not yet in hand.
The Belgian death-toll is growing and the plight of the people
under the despotic German rule I
becomes worse daily.    Deportees j
are still being kept in Germany,
and under harrowing conditions. |
Norway and Sweden are ready j
to declare war.     Indignation  in
Both countries against Germany
has reached a high pitch.    Denmark fears a German invasion.
The French destroyer Boutefeu
was sunk in a fight with an Aus
trian  squadron.     Forty-two   of
her crew were rescued.
Rome: Following ten hours of
terrific bombardment Italian attacking forces broke through the
strongly-organized Austrian lines
in Carso, capturing Jamiand and
taking 900 prisoners. The Italian
army now consists of four million
Petrograd: The congress of
army and navy officers has
pledged every effort to restore
the fighting spirit of the Russian
Amsterdam: Russia's rejection
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of a separate peace is a most bitter disappointment to Germany.
The failure is blamed on Hollweg.
The Stockholm plan will not
succeed. Hun delegates are numerous, but other delegates refuse to agree and anti-German
feeling is growing.
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