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VOL. VI, NO. 5
News   Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
As stated in last week's Miner,
the Silver Queen group, locally
known as the Owen Lake group,
has been acquired byF.H.Dakin,
of San Francisco. The five
claims of the group were owned
by Dr. Wrinch, E. H. Hicks
Beach, Chas. Hicks Beach, and
Roy Ridsdale. The amount involved is $35,000. Mr. Dakin, who
is taking personal charge of the
development, has already begun
work on the property. The deal
was negotiated by W. S. Harris.
Moore & Haggerty have bonded the well-known Hunter group,
in Hunter Basin. This property,
which shows exceedingly high
values in copper and silver, is
expected to make good.
The silver-lead group on Hudson Bay mountain owned by D.
E. Carroll has also been acquired
by the Moore & Haggerty interests.
It is reported that Prince Rupert people are taking over the
Ballard group, another silver-
lead property, which is situated
on the Bulkley river.near Evelyn.
Ingineca miners who returned
during the week were Peter Jensen, Barney Moe, Charles Sterrett,
Walter Gail, and David Lowie.
They brought back a quantity of
gold. Jensen, who was one of
the pioneers of the district, has
spent ten seasons there and says
he is going to stay with it.
On the Silver Pick.a Nine-mile
property owned by Ben Peterson
and S. Cline, a 25-foot tunnel is
to be driven. Fred Griffin went
up yesterday to begin work.
The ladies of the W. A. inaugurated their working season on
Wednesday by giving a Tea in
St. Andrew's Hall in aid of the
Christmas Fund for the Soldiers'
Aid. This committee,in addition
to its regular monthly parcels,
will send special Christmas parcels to all soldiers from this district, and the highly successful
reception on Wednesday, realizing $53.85 net, makes an excellent
beginning for the fund.
Everybody in town appeared
to be at the Tea. The hall was
nicely decorated, while refreshments left nothing to be desired.
The ladies deserve the greatest
credit for their effective work in
aid of our boys in khaki.
Card of Thanks
The president and members of
the Women's Auxiliary desire to
express their warm gratitude to
all friends who contributed in
any way towards the success of
of the Tea given on Wednesday
last. The amount realized and
handed to Treasurer Allen was
$53.85. This money will be spent
in purchasing Christmas gifts
for the Hazelton boys in the
London: The British forces
captured the greater part of the
German redoubt, north of Thiepval,which overlooks the northern
valley of the Ancre. Elsewhere
on our front we consolidated our
ground and advanced our lines
north and northeast of Courcelette.
British aeroplanes, as usual, in
the last two days co-operated
brilliantly with the infantry.
Much damage was done to enemy
batteries and there were instances
of our aeroplanes attacking troops
and transports on the ground
with machine gun fire.
Paris: New drives, by the
French last night and by the
British this morning, resulted in
in the capture of additional German trenches on the Somme
front. The gain by the French
was effected between Fregicourt
and Morval, in the direction of
Sailly, on the Peronne-Bapaume
road north of Rancourt, where
the wedge being driven into the
German lines is almost at its
sharpest point,
After  taking   500   yard*   of
trenches southwest of Lesars, |
Haig's men made additional progress in the capture of trenches
east of Les Boeufs. The Germans
are strongly contesting the British occupancy of the newly-conquered territory between Thiepval and the Ancre. The e is
heavy fighting at Stuff redoubt.
The British are advancing steadily on the Bapaiime road.
Bucharest:   Fighting is severe
northwest of Bodda and north of
j Stena, where the enemy retreat
ed eastward, leaving many dead.
On the Macedonian front, although the Allies' enormous advance continues, weather conditions cause difficulty.
Roumanian artillery sank an
enemy warship on the Danube.
Petrograd: Heavy fighting is
in progress today on the Russian
front. Brusiloff has pushed forward his extreme left to the highway between Kimpolung and
Maramaros Szieget. After a desperate series of battles, the Russians captured the mountain overlooking the highway and at the
same  time   took   the range of
mountains overlooking Kiriibaba.
Berlin: Speaking in the Reichstag yesterday the German chancellor said: "Since the first day
of the war we have sought nothing but the defence of our
rights, our existence, our freedom; therefore, we are able first
and alone to declare our readiness
for peace negotiations."
General von Wandel, deputy
minister of war,has been dismissed.
Athens: It is reported that
the battleship Kilkis, formerly
the United States battleship
Idaho, has deserted to the revo-
tionists. This is denied by the
Greek ministry of marine.
All the Greek islands have
joined in the revolution.
Stockholm: It is reported here
that the German steamer Elwine,
2030 tons, was sunk in the Gulf
of Bothnia.
Portland, Me.: A buoy bearing the name of the submarine
Bremen has been picked up.
Class 1 ���Horses
Light Mare���1. Janze Bros.
Best Single  Driving   Horse���1.
Stuart J. Martin; 2. C.V.Smith.
Best Gentleman's Saddle Horse���
1. R. E. Allen; 2. J. Chilvers.
Class 2-Cattle
Best Shorthorn Bull, 2 years or
over���1. D, Harris.
Jersey Bull,  2 years or over ���
1. Geo. M. Beirnes.
Milch Cow, pure breed-T. J. C.
Milch Cow, any breed���1. J. McDougall.
Two-Year-Old Heifer, any breed
���1. D. Harris.
Yearling,   any   breed���1.   Mrs.
Hevenor; 2. D. Harris.
Calf, any breed-1. J.C.K.Sealy.
Cow  and Calf-1. D. Harris; 2.
Mrs. Hevenor.
Special Exhibit of Cattle in one-
and two-year-old classes, Silver
Cup���D. Harris.
Class 3���Swine
Boar,  one year and over,  any
breed���1. Geo. M. Beirnes.
Class 7���Poultry
White Wyandottes���2. J. Sealy.
Rhode Island Reds-1.  Mrs.  H.
C. Wrinch.
Black Minorcas���1. C. V. Smith.
Any Other Breed���1.Jas. Swann;
2. Ralphena Wrinch.
Chicks, Hatch of 5, 1916���1. Jas.
Swann; 2. Mrs. H. C. Wrinch.
Class 8���Dairy and Household
One Cheese, not less than 2 lbs.
���1. Mrs. J. Swann.
Butter,  2 1-1 b.  prints���1.  Miss
Sealy; 2. Mrs. J. Swann.
Dairy Butter, 10 lbs packed���1.
J. C. K. Sealy.
Eggs, White, 1 doz.���1. Mrs.  H.
C.   Wrinch; 2. Mrs. J. Naylor.
Eggs,   Brown,   1  doz.���1.   Mrs.
Sealy; 2. J. C. K. Sealy.
One Slab Bacon,   home   cured,
smoked-1. J. C. K. Sealy.
One pair Dressed  Chickens���1.
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch.
One pair Dressed Fowls���1. Mrs.
H. C. Wrinch; 2. Mrs. J. Newick.
Bread, white, one loaf���1.Mrs. R.
,    E. Allen; 2. Mrs. R.G.Moseley.
i Bread, brown, one loaf ���1.   Mrs.
R. G. Moseley.
Twelve Baking Powder  Biscuits
���1. Mrs.R. E. Allen;2.Mrs.J.
Twelve Bread Buns���1. Mrs.R.E.
Allen; 2. Mrs. J. Newick.
One Loaf Cake���1. Mrs. H. Hamblin; 2. Mrs. J. Naylor.
One Layer Cake���1. Mrs.H. Boss;
2. Mrs. W. Sharpe.
Twelve Cookies���1. Mrs. H.Ham-
blin;2. Mrs. R. E. Allen.
Twelve Drop Cakes���1.  Mrs. H.
Hamblin; 2. Mrs. Cary.
One Glass Jar Huckleberry���1.
Mrs. L. Mero.
One Glass Jar Blueberry���1.Mrs.
H. C. Wrinch.
One Glass Jar Wild Raspberry���
1. Mrs. H Hamblin; 2. Mrs. R.
J. Rock.
One Glass Jar Rhubarb���1. Mrs.
R. J. Rock; 2. Mrs. W.Sharpe.
One Glass Jar Red Currants���1.
Mrs. F.  B.  Chettleburgh;  2.
Mrs. W. Sharpe.
One Glass Jar White Currants���
1. Mrs. H. C. Wrinch; 2. Mrs.
W. Hogan.
One Jar Black Currants���1. Mrs.
H.C.Wrinch;2. Mrs.W.Sharpe.
One Glass Jar Gooseberries���1.
Mrs. Sealy; 2. Mrs. R. J. Rock
One   Glass Jar Raspberries���1.
Mrs. W. Sharpe; 2. Mrs. Phillips.
One Glass Jar Strawberries���1.
Mrs.   W.  Sharpe; 2.  Mrs. H.
Collection of Jams in Glass���1.
Mrs. J. Newick; 2. Mrs. H. C.
(Special) Collection of Preserves
��� 1. Mrs. W. Sharpe.
Jellies���1.  Mrs.  R. J. Rock; 2.
Mrs. J. Naylor.
Pickles���1.  Mrs.  H. C. Wrinch;
2. Mrs. R. J. Rock.
Jams���1. Mrs. W. Hogan; 2.Mrs.
S. H. Hoskins.
Pair Knitted Socks for Red Cross
���1. Mrs. J. Newick; 2. Laura
Sofa Pillow���1. Mrs. A. E.Campbell; 2. Mrs. J. Newick.
Center   Piece��� 1.   Mrs.   F.   B.
Crocheted Lunch Cloth���1.  Mrs.
J. Newick.
Exhibit of Fancy Work,  Silver
Cup -Mrs. A. E. Campbell.
(Special) Fancy work Exhibit���1.
(Continued on Page Four)
Excellent accounts have been
received concerning the entertainment given by the Peat Concert Company, which will appear
in Assembly Hall on Monday
evening. In its tour of Northern
B. C. the organization is meeting
with great success, and as 15 per
cent of the proceeds ard donated
to the local Red Cross branches,
that society is receiving considerable benefit.
The company consists Lieut,
(lately Private) Harold Peat, of
the Third Canadians, wounded in
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Local subscriptions to the war
loan aggregated $6000.
M. R. Jamieson was up from
Skeena Crossing yesterday.
George Culp, of North Francois Lake, is in town today.
Rev. M. Pike returned yesterday from a visit to Smithers.
Constable A. Fairbairn, of Telkwa, was in town on Monday.
"Spot" Middleton has been
wounded in action for the second
S. J. Martin returned on Wednesday from a visit to Prince
J. P. Curtis and Wm. McKib-
bin, of Vancouver, were here on
Mining Recorder J. E. Kirby
is spending his vacation in the
coast cities.
R. E. Allen has recovered from
a severe cold, which kept him in
bed for a week.
W. F. Brewer, one of the local
contingent in the 102nd Battalion,
is reported killed in action.
Local hunters are not bringing
in many grouse. The birds appear to be scarcer than usual.
J. Clark and M. G. McDonald,
of Prince Rupert, were among
the week's visitors in Hazelton.
Michael Carr is making a good
recovery after an operation for
appendicitis at Hazelton Hospital.
Road Superintendent Carr, who
has been inspecting work in the
Bulkley Valley, returned yesterday.
Mrs. and Miss Hogan returned
yesterday from a vacation trip to
the Bulkley Valley and Prince
Among the mining men who
are visiting Hazelton are H. E.
Carleton and H. J. Fetter, of
Prince George.
Troutfishing in the Skeer.a and
Bulkley is good. Robert Lang-
lands, who is regarded as the
local champion, has made some
nice catches lately.
Dr. Wrinch returned on Saturday from Prince Rupert, where
he attended the exhibition and
annual meeting of the Northern
B. C. Agricultural and Industrial
The sewing party on behalf of
the Soldier's Aid will be held on
Thursday afternoon October 5,
at 3 o'clock, in the Mission House.
Every lady is invited to take
Flanders and invalided home;
Trooper Jerrett and Mrs. Harold
Peat, A.R.C.I., late of the staff
of the London Chronicle.
Everybody should attend the
entertainment here. The price
of admission is 50 cents. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 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.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, September 30, 1916.
No. 5
Both the Rt. Hon. Sir George E. Foster and the Hon. Martin
Burrell in their speeches here have emphasized the great necessity
for increased production, says a Vancouver exchange. Such
production comes especially under the department of the Hon.
Martin Burrell as minister of agriculture, and consequently his
speech at the Canadian Club luncheon was a revelation to most of
those present of the enormous possibilities such an increase opens
up. Certain facts regarding the experimental farms were pregnant
with meaning. The importance to the farmer of weeding out his
poor stock and taking advantage of the government imported stock
to improve the breed of his cattle may not be generally appreciated.
Rut when Mr. Burrell showed that the increased production of milk
from one cow owing to better feeding might amount to quite an
incredible sum of money in one year it dawned on his hearers that
any money spent on experimental farms, so long as it was spent in
the right direction, was the finest investment which could possibly
be made.
Mr. Burrell pointed out that Canada was at present very far
behind such a country as Denmark in the average production of
milk from its cows. If every cow in Canada were producing as
much milk per diem as the average cow in Denmark it would mean
an increase of millions of dollars in the wealth of the country. By
the introduction of a certain breed of wheat which' ripened in the
Northwest some three weeks earlier than ordinary No. 1 Northern,
several million dollars had already been added to the farmers'
income. By the better feeding of beef cattle their weight could be
increased and thus naturally so much more money obtained for
them. All of which things seem obvious truths,but,unfortunately,
are just the sort of truths so easily overlooked.
The importance that this obvious truth should be generally
recognized and that every farmer should be encouraged in every
way possible to make the best use of his opportunities was thus
very forcibly brought home to his audience by Mr. Burrell. The
war had meant an immense increase in production already and
untold quantities running into millions of tons of wheat, hay, oats,
and other food products had been shipped to Europe for the use of
the Allies. But the greater the production the greater the wealth
of the people, and Mr. Burrell proved how very easily the enormous
and unprecedented capital expenditure on the war could be taken
care of if onl^( the people of Canada fully understood the value of
their agricultural products.
Hundreds of people, Mr. Burrell said, go on the farm thinking
that they can make a living off the land, and they slave morning,
noon and night and never get any further. Farm life was, therefore, so often considered sheer drudgery when,as a matter of fact,
it is largely scientific. The farmer must know how to farm. He
must not Keep cows on land which is far better suited to growing
oats, or grow oats where he ought to keep chickens. This was
where government aid and advice was so necessary, and it was
given freely if the farmer would make use of it. No man can learn
modern farming by stocking a farm and thinking that is all there
is to do. He must know what stock to buy and how to treat it. He
must know the chemistry of his soils and hundreds of other things.
He could learn if he wanted to do so and the learning would bring
him immediate returns   ...   but he must learn.
So finally it might be said that increased production can be
brought about by increased education: In British Columbia
especially with its very diversified soils and climate.its dry and wet
lands, scientific farming is necessary. There's many a man growing
fruit today where he ought to be keeping a dairy farm.
There is only one way to make Canada great: that is, to have
all her citizens do some thinking about the country's problems. We
have all been too prone to think of our individual prosperity. The
country has done much for some. It is time they did more for the
country. What are you and I doing for Canada comparable to
what the men in trenches are doing ?, asks a government leaflet.
Mark you, this question will be asked of us frequently in the years
to come. , -
Free Seed for Farmers
By instructions from the Hon.
Minister of Agriculture, a distribution of superior sorts of grain
and potatoes will be made d"ring
the coming winter and spring to
Canadian farmers. The samples
for general distribution will- consist of spring wheat (about 5
lbs.), white oats (about 4 lbs.),
barley (about 5 lbs.), and field
peas (about 5 lbs.). These will
be sent out from Ottawa. A
distribution of potatoes in samples
of about 3 lbs. will be carried on
from several of the experimental
farms, the Central Farm at Ottawa supplying only the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec. All
samples will be sent free by mail.
Only one sample of grain and:
one of potatoes can be sent to
each farm. As the supply of
seed is limited, farmers are
obliged' to apply early. Requests
received after the end of Decem-
ber will probably be too late.
Anyone desiringasampleshou Id
write (post free) to the Dominion
Cerealist, Experimental Farm,
Ottawa, for an application blank.
Black Leg in Potatoes
Testimony is forthcoming that
owing to the work of the Dominion plant'pathologists.the disease
of black leg in potatoes has decreased. Still it causes considerable destruction to the potatres,
particularly, in the maritime provinces. In continuation of the
good work that has been done,
Circular No. 11 has been issued
by the Division of Botany at Ottawa entitled, "The Black Leg
Disease of Potatoes, caused by
Bacillus Solanisaprus," and can
be had free on application to the
Publications Branch of the Department of Agriculture. The
author is Paul A. Murphy, B.A.,
A.R.C., Sc. I.,assistant in charge
of the plant pathological field
station for Prince'Edward Island,
who was responsible for the recently published circular on late
blight and rot of potatoes. "It
is," says the Director of Experimental Farms, "with a view to
making known to Canadian farmers the means of control found
most efficacious, that the present
circular has been prepared." Mr.
Murphy states that the disease,
notwithstanding the diminution
noted, in 1915 cost tTie maritime
provinces the large sum of $695,-
255.' It is interesting to know
that with early care and attention
the disease is comparatively easily controlled. Mr. Murphy details the symptoms in clear, terse
language, describes the life history of the causal organism, estimates the loss to the maritime
provinces at $6.65 per acre with
an average yield of of 133 bushels, gives the methods of control
and supplies notes on the preparation and use of the disinfectants
that are suggested. Notification
is also conveyed that further information, if desired, can be bad
on application to the Dominion
Botanist, Central Experimental
Farm, Ottawa.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
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
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Copper quotations remain at 27
American exports are now over
haif a billion a month.
Villistas murdered two British
subjects near Tuxpam.
Six millions will be spent on a
nickel refinery in Canada.
A rich ore body has been found
in the Virginia, at Rossland.
Five hundred Villa adherents
have been executed in Mexico.
A cave-in at Fernie buried two
miners,   who were rescued alive.
A theater building and several
stores were burned at Revelstoke.
In Vancouver 29 dealers were
fined for selling fruit on Sunday.
An American ambulance section
will serve with the French in the
The Japanese steamer Shintu
Maru ran ashore near Canoe Pass
on Sunday.
British Columbia fish is to be
issued as a ration to the whole
British army.
The Allies have placed orders
in the United States for 206,000
tons of copper.
In an address at Montreal Laurier urged the enlistment of
An immense deposit of potash
is reported to have been found
near Motembo, Cuba.
Full returns show that Canada's
$100,000,000 war loan was doubly
subscribed in one week.
The British steamer Thurso
was sunk by a submarine. Ten
of her crew are missing.
The apple crop in eastern Canada is short, and there is a great
demand (for the B. C. product.
After/the war Japan will renew
negotiations with the U.S. regarding immigration and land.
General Alderson, formerly in
command of the Canadians, has
gone back to the Imperial army.
Arabian revolutionistshavecap-
tured the forts at Taif, 55 miles
southeast of Mecca, from the
Bank estimates of the value of
this years' grain crops in western
Canada place the figure at $445,-
Ottawa officials see prospects
of an immense development of
British Columbia's salmon trade
with Russia.
Hon. Lome Campbell predicts
that British Columbia will produce
nearly $50,000,000 worth of minerals this year.
Brigadier-General Leckie, of
Vancouver, has been appointed
chief of the Canadian training
staff in England.
The British steamer Antinous
escaped from a German submarine after a chase of several miles
off the Algerian coast.
Union workers to the number
of 125,630 went on strike in New
York on Wednesday, in sympathy
with the striking traction employees.
Three newspaper men in Winnipeg were sent to jail for short
terms for contempt of court, but
were released on habeas corpus
Petitions for a recount of the
votes in the recent prohibition
referendum in Yukon have been
filed by South Dawson, Bonanza,
and Whitehorse districts.
London advices say the St.
Lawrence route will be the principal transatlantic steamship lane
after the war and that the greatest Atlantic port will be in that
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service lo and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
t       Provincial Assayer       (
In the Supreme Court or British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of John J. McDiarmid, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His Honour Judge Young, dated
the sixth day of July, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of John J. McDiarmid, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 14th day of August,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated lst day of August, 1916.
Official Administrator,
49-50 Hazelton. B.C.
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron. Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Of every description
for everybody
at   the
Gives Wider Choice
Noel & Rock announce that
they have received the Stylecraft
samples of fall and winter suitings, and that this line will be
carried, as well as the famous
Hobberlin suits. This gives the
firm's customers a double range
of material to select from.
The effect of right newspaper
advertising is cumulative. Returns grow bigger each repetition.
There are concerns who are doing
more and more advertising every
year. They find that their business is increased by it.
Certificate of Improvements
B. & M. MINERAL CLAIMS, situate
in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Babine slope,
about 24 miles from Moricetown, on the
Cronin Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C, acting as agent for A. H. Morten, Free Miner s Certificate No.
95906B, and Henry Bretzins, Free
Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to
apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements, for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant
of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 48-5
Dated this 29th day of July, A. D.
1916. D. B. Morkill.
of all kinds.
Lowed   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlement!.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Itumrmnet ami Manafactarert' Atl.t.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
A sorrel horse branded double
I on left hip. Finder will be
rewarded for its return to Hag-
uel-Get or to Mooseskin Johnny
at Moricetown. **
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
| Hudson's Bay Company!
The Miner is two dollars a year. =
2   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors   8
Certificate of Improvements     =
CLAIMS, situate in the Omineca Min- 3
ing Division of Omineca District. g
Where located:���On the West slope "
of Rocher de Boule mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalbv B.
Morkill, B.C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton, B.C., Free Miner's Certificate No.
1979C, acting as agent for New Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Ltd. (non-personal liability), Free Miner's Certificate
No. 5598C, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 11th day  of September, ; (f~
A.D. 1916. 3-11
 We have our new stock of  =
20 ga., 16 ga��� and 12 ga. SHOT GUN SHELLS   |
.22 cal. CARTRIDGES, short, long, long rifle, extra long.    ��
.22 cal. RIFLES
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
tn   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and I
Alberta,   the   Yukon    Territory,   the I
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the  Province of  British  Columbia, I
may be leased for a term of twenty-one j
years  at an  annual  rental  nf $1  an
acre.     Not more than 2,560 acres will I
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent j
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 $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If 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 $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
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 Alice", or "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert
Sept. 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, Oct. 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, Nov. 4.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,RC
.'I       'I
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ IVFRY nnA KTAC,F*i We sre Prepared to supply private
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night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
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AddreBP all communications to Hazelton.
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Steamers sailing between Skagway,  Junean,
Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
 Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, etc.	
Leave Prince Rupert: for Vancouver, Victoria,Seattle,
.Monday and  Saturday,   at 10.00 A.M.     For Anyox,
Friday,at 10.00 a.m.   For Ketchikan,Wrangell,Juneau,
Skagway, Wednesday, at 12 noon.
Arrive Prince Rupert: from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Wednesday and Friday, at 6:30 a.m. From Anyox, Saturday, at 3.00 A.M. From
Skagway, Juneau,Wrangell, Ketchikan, Monday, at 6:00 a.m.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, at 6:08 p.m. Mixed Saturday, at 8:04 P. M. Wayfreight Wednesday, Saturday, at 12:46 P. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday, at 10:28 a. m. Mixed Thursday, at 6:37 A. m. Wayfreight
Tuesday, Saturday, at 11:16 a. m.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNichoII.Asat. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent. Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30. 1916
London: Twelve large zeppel-
ins were engaged in a raid on the
British Isles last night. A large
number of bombs were dropped,
killing 28 people and injuring 99.
One huge airship was brought
down, the crew being consumed
in the flames which destroyed
the craft. Another was forced
to land. The burning of the first
zeppelin was witnesssed by tens
of thousands.
Paris: The Germans made several attempts to regain the positions they lost in L'Abbe wood,
but were repulsed on each occasion.
In aerial encounters yesterday
26 enemy machines were forced
to descend, many of them being
North of the Somme the Germans three times endeavored to
drive the British from their new
positions. Every attack was repelled.
The Canadians are holding every inch of the ground they have
taken, repulsing heavy counterattacks by the Germans.
London: South of the Ancre
we continued to improve our positions, pushing forward in places
into the enemy's trenches.
A big fire was caused by our
artillery in a village much used
by the enemy's transport for
A highly successful air raid by
about fifty of our machines was
carried out on important railway
junctions. Two trains containing
ammunition were destroyed. Five
of our machines ere missing.
Petrograd: The Russians and
Austro-Germans are engaged in
stubborn battles at various places
from the Pripet marshes to the
Roumanian frontier.
Saloniki: The British have
crossed the Struma at three
points and have taken the town
of Jenmita from the Bulgarians.
The Servians have made additional progress northwest of
Kamaikalan, and the French are
advancing northwest of Fiorina.
British marines have disembarked at Canea, Greece.
Amsterdam: Allied aeroplanes
dropped fifty bombs on Krupp's.
The Greek government has
sent another note to Berlin, protesting against the capture of
Greek infantry in Fiorina.
In recent trials at Hasselt, Belgium,22 persons were condemned
to death on charges of espionage.
Among them were four priests,
three women and two girls.
Vienna: The unusually early
setting in of autumn has caused
a slowing down of operations in
Transylvania. The higher points
are already covered by four feet
of snow.
Torrential rains on all Austro-
Hungarian fronts have converted
the battlefields into quagmires.
There will probably be a long
lull, although freezing would improve conditions.
Ottawa: The second Canadian
war loan was over-subscribed
With 4000 casualties at Moquet,
the total Canadian losses now
amount to 42,000 killed, wounded
and missing.
London: It is understood the
German government proposes to
lodge a complaint with the Inter
national Red Cross against the use
of the "tanks" on the ground that
the use of these new engines of
war is contrary to recognized
methods of civilized warfare.
It is announced that Britain
requires another million men to
bring the war to a close.
London: The British and French
forces have captured Thiepval
and Combles from the Germans.
The taking of these important
towns, which were heavily fortified and had been defended with
the greatest stubbornness by the
enemy, is due mainly to the excellence of the Allied artillery,
which was responsible for the
collapse of the German defence.
The enemy fled from their
trenches, discarding even their
rifles. Twelve hundred prisoners
were taken. The town of Combles
was filled with German dead.
The losses of the Allies in this
enterprise were comparatively
light. Captured Germans assett
that the morale of their troops is
weakening, owing to their incapacity for prolonged resistant'",
due to constant trench duty without relief.
Paris : The Germans experienced severe losses in unsuccessfully attempting an advance
against the French at Thiaumont
and Fleury.
Athens: The impression prevails that King Constantine has
been misjudged and that Greece
is willing to join the Allies if
satisfactory conditions are arranged. An early decision is
expected. The King's declaration
to this effect clears the atmosphere, encouraging the Entente
ministers, who have be^n heretofore doubtful concerning several
Adherents of Venizelos are
leaving Athens.
London: It is officially announced that the fatalities resulting from the week-end zeppelin
raid were 74.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29      1
Paris: Another strong attack
was made last night by the Germans between Thiaumont and
Fleury, in the Verdun region.
The assault was repulsed with
heavy losses to the enemy.
Rome: Italian troops have occupied a high position between
Mari and Tovo, west of Mont
Cimone, in the Trentino region.
In the Astico valley and along
the Carso the Austrian artillery
fire is heavy.
Paris: Bulgarian forces made
two attacks last night near Fiorina, at the western end of the
Macedonian front, but were repulsed  bv French and Russians.
Petrograd: After a series of
desperate battles in Bukowina,
General Brusiloff has succeeded in
capturing heights of considerable
strategic advantage, and pushed
forward his extreme left, cutting
an important line of communica-j
tion some miles above Kirlibaba. I
Athens:   The expected revolu-;
tion has begun.     Venizelos has
formed a provisional government,
and thousands are flocking to his
standard.     The people's leader!
says in his proclamation that thei
king has been the victim of  bad
counsels.      Greece,   he declares, I
must   range   herself   with   thei
Allies and expel the invaders.
General Moschopolous, chief of
staff, has advised Constantine to j
declare war on the Teutons im-1
mediately,   without waiting for!
further action by the Entente.
Washington: Battleships under
construction in England are being
equipped with 18-inch guns.three
inches bigger than any now
afloat, and greater than the largest guns projected for the new
U. S. hattleships. The States,to
keep the pace, will be compelled
to remodel the navy.
London: French and British
forces, in co-operation, continue
their advance in the Somme region, driving the Germans out of
fortified positions and frustrating
all counter-attacks. The foward
movement seems irresistible.
Since this offensive began on
July 1 the Allies have taken 40,-
000 prisoners, 150 guns���half
heavy artillery ��� 600 machine
guns, and vast quantities of war
material and provisions.
The greater part of the strong
enemy positions north of Thiepval has been taken by the British.
Six hundred additional prisoners
were captured.
The big guns of the Allies are
hurling tons of steel against the
German positions every  minute.
A big assault on the fortified
towns of Bapaume and Peronne
is forecast.
British aviators dominate the
air on the Somme front and Teuton aeroplanes are seldom seen.
Some military experts predict
the early evacuation of northern
France and a large part of Belgium as a result of the Allied
pressure on the invading forces.
The morale of the German troops
appears to be broken.
(Continued -from Page One)
Miss Doris Campbell; 2.   Mrs.
R. G. Moseley.
Three Buttonholes, Girls under
14���1. Gladys McCready; 2.
Laura Garwa.
Class 9 - Children's Department
Writing, under 8 years���1. Mazel
Cox; 2. Arthur Wrinch.
Writing, under 10 years���1. Oswald Hoskins; 2. Ernest Kirby
Writing, under 12 years���1. Ral-
phena Wrinch; 2. Eva McDougall.
Drawing.under 15 years l.Glad-
ys McCready; 2. Philip Hoskins.
Colored Artistic Design, under 12
years���1. Ralphena Wrinch; 2.
Gladys McCready.
Map, Drawn and Colored, under
15 years���1, Grace McDougall;
2, Philip Hoskins.
Collection Pressed Wild Flowers
���1, Grace McDougall; 2, Ralphena Wrinch.
(Special)   Writing���Jack   Allen.
(Special) Drawing���Oswald Hoskins.
Class 10���Flowers
Sweet Peas���1, C. V. Smith; 2,
Mrs. Newick.
Dahlias���1, C. V. Smith; 2, Jas.
E. Kirby.
Asters-1, Miss Ward; 2, C. V.
Pansies���1, Mrs. Wrinch; 2,Mrs.
Garden Flowers (3 varieties)���1,
Mrs. Wrinch; 2, Mrs. Sealy.
Best collection Garden Flowers���
Jas. E. Kirby.
Best Mixed Bouquet���1, C. V.
Smith; 2, Miss Sealy.
Best Geranium -1, Mrss Sealy ;2,
Miss Sealy.
Best Pot Plants���1, Mrs. Sealy;
2, Miss Sealy.
Class 11���Fruit
Apples-1, J.C.K.Sealy; 2, C. V.
Crab Apples- -1, Rev. J. Field;2,
J. C. K. Sealy.
Cherries���1, Hazelton Hospital
Raspberries���1,  J.  C. K. Sealy.
Currants���3 firsts, J.C. K. Sealy;
1 second, Hospital Farm; 2 seconds, H. Hamblin.
Gooseberries-1, Sealy.
Rhubarb-1, Sealy.
Collection of Cultivated  Fruits--
1, Sealy.
Class 12���Garden Vegetables
White   Potatoes- 1,  J.  Swann;
2, Henry Martin.
Red Potatoes-1, Henry Martin;
2, Hospital Farm.
Yellow Onions-1,Hospital Farm;
2, Leonard Helas.
Red Onions-1.  S.  H.  Hoskins;
2, J. Mclnnes.
PicklingOnions~l,Hospital Farm;
2, Hoskins.
Beets (Globe)--l, Hospital Farm;
2, H. H. Phillips.
Beets (Long)-l, Hospital Farm.
Carrots���1, J. Swann; 2, Sealy.
Green Corn-1, Moseley.
Table Turnips-1, Moseley.
Cabbage (early)-l, Hoskins; 2,
Cabbage (winter)-l, Moseley;2,
Cabbage (rod)--l, J. Naylor.
Brussels Sprouts-Hospital Farm.
Broccoli-1, Hoskins.
Cauliflower--l, Hoskins; 2,   Hospital Farm.
Scotch Kale-1, Hospital Farm.
Radishes-1, Sealy.
Lettuce-1, Hospital Farm.
Vegetable Marrow-1,   Moseley;
2, Rhv. J. Field.
Hubbard Squash-1, J. Naylor.
Squash, other variety���1, J. Naylor.
Cucumber-1.   Hoskins; 2,  Mrs.
W. Sharpe.
Tomatoes,  ripe���1,   Moseley; 2,
Hospital Farm.
Tomatoes, green -1, A. C. Minty;
2, Hoskins.
Peas,  in  pod-1,   Moseley; 2, H.
Peas, shelled--!, Moseley; 2,Mrs.
W. H. Sharpe.
Beans-l,J. Newick.
Beans,   podded-1, Rev. J. Field;
2, J. Newick.
Celery-1,   Moseley; 2.   Hospital
Parsley-1, Swann; 2, Hoskins.
Parsnips-1. Hospital Farm.
Seasoning Herbs-l.Mrs. Wrinch.
Flax -1, G. M. Beirnes.
Special Prize, donated by Kispiox Farmers' Institute to member winning most prizes-James
Special Prize to winner of most
prizes-J. C. K. Sealy.
13���Field Roots & Fodder Crops
Swede Turnips-1, Beirnes; 2, E.
1 White Turnips-1 and 2, Beirnes.
Yellow Turnips-1,Hospital Farm
Mangels- 1, Sealy; 2, Beirnes.
Sugar Beets--1, Chas. Newitt; 2,
D. Harris.
Tobacco--], C. V. Smith.
Sunflower--l, D. Harris; 2, Mrs.
W. H. Sharpe.
Tallest Sunfiower-1, C.V.Smith;
2, Alice Allen.
Class 14���Sheaf Grain
Wheat, Marquis-1, Sealy.
Wheat, spring-1, D.  W.  Pratt;
2, Beirnes.
Oats, White-1, Sealy.
Barley, beardless-l, Sealy.
Barley, bearded-1, Sealy.
Barley,hull-less-2.Chas. Newitt.
Rye-1, Nels Green.
Timothy--l, Swann; 2,  Hospital
AIfalfa-1, Janze Bros.; 2, Hospital
Red Clover-1, Sealy.
Alsike Clover-l.Newitt; 2,Sealy,
Class 14���Seeds
Field Peas-1, Hospital Farm.
Timothy Seed-1, Newitt.
Class 15���Minerals
Copper ore���White Heathergroup
Gold-Copper���Rocher de Boule.
Gold-Silver-Lead���Silver  Stand-
Silver ore���White Heather group
Silver-Lead���Harris Mines.
Lead ore���Debenture group.
Zinc ore���Brian Boru.
Antimony ore���Silver Pick.
Molybdenum ore���Chicken Mtn.
Cobalt ore���Hazelton View group.,
Platinum���Karl Fredrickson.
Placer Gold���Joe Chung.
Commercial Coal���Groundhog Anthracite.
Mining Map���F.B. Chettleburgh.
Through error, the donation of
a fancy vest by the House of
Hobberlin was omitted from the
list of special prizes for the fair
published last week.
Made To Order
Has been appointed agent for the
B.C. Nurseries Co.
Any orders for Fruit Trees,Berry
Bushes,   and   Plants   will  have
Careful Attention.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
Hazelton. B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
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of Peace        j
This is the path of him who wears
Hazelton, B. C.
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Such As
Pimples, Blackheads,
Wedd's Salts Purify the Blood.
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Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Oralis Buildlnr, 57J Seymour Sired
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Asuycrs and Chemlits
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,  F. C. S., 28 years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for mar period from month upward at tl per
month In advance. Thla rata Includes office con-
lulUtloni and medicine., aa well ai all coat, wlill.
In Ihii himnilal. Ticket. obtainable In Haaeltoi,
at the Poet Office or the Drug Store: In Aldexnura
from Mr. T. J. Thorp: In Telkwa from Dr. Wldfice;
or by mall from the Uadlcal Superintendent at tew


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