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VOL. V, NO. 40
News   Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
Several mining deals were consummated this week. The Comeau group of four claims, situated below the Hazelton View,
and only a mile and a half from
the railway, has been acquired
by Hon. P. E. Lessard, of Edmonton, and Robt Shaw. M.P.P.
for Stettler, Alberta. The deal
was negotiated by B. R. Jones,
who held an option from the owners, D. J. Comeau, Magnus Johnson, and August Norberg.
Considerable development work
has been done on the group, and
excellent ore, carrying shipping I
values in copper, gold and silver
has been uncovered. The present
workings will probably be continued, pending the report of
George Clothier, who is examin-
in the property and will advise
the operators as to development.
It is probable that a 500-foot
tunnel will be driven at the foot
of the hill, giving good depth on
the ore.
TheCopperRidge group.adjoin-
ing the Hazelton View, has been
purchased by M. W. Sutherland
and associates, and work will be
started on Monday. The three
claims, which are well regarded,
were staked in 1912, the original
owners being H. Lavery and J.
Development work will soon
begin on the Ypres group, which
is situated on Four-Mile hill, between the Erie and the creek.
The property, on which good
silver-lead ore has been found,
has been bonded to M.W.Sutherland by Stuart J. Martin and
Thos. Stephenson.
Plans for the Chicago will not
be completed until surface work
on a couple of new veins has
been carried out. One of these
veins, which already gives promise of good values, is below the
present prospect tunnel, and it
seems probable that the working
tunnel will be driven at a lower
Rocher de Boule mine is more
than holding its own. This week
the miners began stopingon very
high grade gray copper ore between the 300- and 400-foot levels. On the 500-foot level drifts
are being run both ways on the
vein and the big ore shoot is expected within fifty feet.
It is expected that the survey
of the Hazelton View and Indian
groups, which is being conducted
by D. B. Morkill, will be completed early next week.
Dan Carroll, who recently returned to the Bulkley Valley, has
begun work on his promising
claims on Hudson Bay mountain.
Roy Ridsdale returned yesterday from the Owen Lake group,
which has been examined by
Alex. Bonthrone, of Vancouver,
with a view to a deal.
London:   A flying squadron of.    The destroyers Tipperary, For-i the  Germans have penetrated to
British  ships engaged the whole;tune, Turbulent,   Sparrowhawk, [the southern portion of Caullette
German high seas fleet in a battle and Ardent were lost. Six others! wood,  and have also reached the
which lasted a day and a night, 'are not accounted for. j southern shore of Vaux pond.
Six zeppelins assisted the enemy.      The enemy's losses were s^ri-      Russian  troops in  France are
The Germans suffered the heavi-1 ous.     A  battle cruiser was des-1 awaiting orders to proceed to the
est losses.   The Germans scatter-' troyed.one severely damaged.and : firing line.
ed mines and  retreated.      Loss a battleship sunk.      During the!    A   squadron  of  French  aero-
in   the   battle   is   estimated   at night  two  light   cruisers   were'planes, pursuing a group of Ger-
fifteen thousand. 'sunk.     The   exact   number   of man  machines  which had just
enemy   destroyers   disposed   of bombarded  Bar-le-Duc,  brought
during the action is not  known, j two of the enemy planes to earth.
but is very heavv.     The loss of
Sea between British and German
warships on Wednesday, May 31,
The admiralty   has
a battle in the North1
off the coast of Jutland. The
brunt of the fighting fell upon
our battle cruiser fleet.consisting
of some cruisers supported by
four fast battleships. The losses
were heavy.     The German fleet,
|the British in no way impairs the
| fighting efficiency of the Grand
Saloniki:    The Allies are ad
vancing against the German and
Bulgarian forces.
Citizens Organizing For Development of the Town
and District
An important step was taken
on Thursday evening, when the
business men of Hazelton, at a
meeting marked by quiet enthusiasm, unanimously decided to
organize an association to promote the interests of Hazelton.
J. F. Maguire was called to the
chair, and in a lengthy and vigorous address gave his impressions of the situation as regards
the future of Hazelton, which he
believed to be full of promise.
Others gavesimilar views, supporting the proposal that the people
should organize for the development of the town, and when a
vote was taken there was no
dissentient voice.
A  committee composed of R.
Rome:   The Austrian  column
advancing  towards   Santubaldo,
{southeast of Arsiero, was driven
:baek in disorder by the  Italians.
London:     The   Germans   are
holding a French first line trench
in a crucial sector of the Verdun j barde
front between Fort Douamont
aided by low visibility, avoided a and Vaux. The French are now
prolonged action with the main endeavoring to regain the ground
British forces.     As soon as they lost around Cumieres.
appeared   upon   the   scene   the ��� ���      (
enemy returned to port at full Paris: Heavy fighting on theI Petrograd: A Russian sub-
speed, receiving severe damage Verdun front continues. The L,arine sank rive enemy sailing
from our battleships. ; French h ve made slight progress i vesse]s  jn  rne  Black  Sea,   and
The battle cruisers Queen Mary south of Caurettes  wood.     The i brought one into Sebastopol.
and Indefatigable,   the  armored ; struggle between Thiaumontfarm '
cruiser Invincible,   the   cruisers!and Vaux is  extremely   violent,
Defence and Black   Prince  were]German assaults  being repulsed
sunk.     The  Warrior was aban-i by heavy gunfire and counter-at-
doned by her crew. j tacks.     South of Douamont fort
n     ,        , D , I   U j   iiS. Sargent, J. F. Maguire, C. V.
Greeks and Bn gars clashed at L,   ...     ...       ,,, .   .     ,,
.   ���. I Smith,   Wm.   Ware and   A.   R.
Macdonald was appointed to prepare a constitution  and  plan  of
Demir Hissar.
Allied  aeroplanes  have   bom-
Petrieh and Porto Logos.
Ottawa: Captain Rupert Guinness, the British M.P., is making
arrangements to recruit Canadians for the British navy.
J. E. Gilmore, of Prince Rupert, is in town.
Stuart J. Martin, the assayer,
has reopened his office.
Judge Young will hold county
court in Hazelton on June 12,
Don't miss the Progress Club
meeting on Tuesday evening.
R. Hane'y came down from
Smithers on yesterday's train.
Mrs. Little returned on Thursday from a  visit  to  Prince Ru-1
Miss Florence McDougall has
returned from a visit to Prince
P. B. Carr arrived from Smithers yesterday and will spend a
few days here.
J. F. Maguire returned on
Thursday from a visit to the
Hazelton View group.
A "Flannel Dance" in aid of
the school fund, will be held in
Assembly Hall on June 16.
A fishing party enjoyed a good
day's sport at Robinson lake,
bringing back many trout.
W. W. Anderson will shortly
take charge of the New Hazelton
! branch of the Up-to-Date drugstores.
W. J. Guiney, formerly of Hazelton, is in the military hospital
June i6-"FlBnnel Dance" in aid of j at Esquimalt, with wounds in the
School, in Assembly Hall. ' head,  left shoulder,   knee  and
thigh,received in a charge of the
Canadian Scottish.in which noted
corps Bill served with other local
R. D'Egville came down from
his Bulkley Valley ranch on
Thursday, to begin his season's
work in the fisheries service.
A. M. Tyson, inspector of In- day and night to control the fires,
dian agencies.has returned to the estimate that 300,000 feet of
coast, after spending a couple of merchantable   timber   has  been
organization, to be submitted to
a general meeting of citizens.
This meeting will be held in St.
Andrew's Hall on Tuesday next,
at 8:30.
In the discussion many projects
for the improvement of Hazelton
were suggested, considerable interest being taken in the proposition   that a  water system  and
electric   light   plant   should   be
installed. This suggestion will be
given  full  consideration   by the
new organization, which it is proposed to call   Hazelton   Progress
Club.     It is also proposed that
i suitable  premises be secured for
the purposes of the Club,   where
neen | an attractive mineral display may
! be housed,and where an informa-
The    fires   which   have
raging  throughout   the   district . .
for the last fortnight have  done't,on  bureau may be maintained,
much   good   and   comparativelv:with  the   ,dea   ��'   maklM.K   *he
n; headquarters of the organization
little   damage.      Forest   branc
weeks   in   visiting   the
throughout this district.
Coming Events
June 6���Progress Club  Meeting,
Andrew's Hall, 8:80 p.m.
At a general meeting of Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial
Association, held in St. Andrew's
Hall last night, the organization
committee reported a membership
of 134. Permanent directors were
elected,the followingbeingchosen
out of many candidates: C. V.
Smith, Dr. Wrinch, Stuart Martin, Jas. Anderson, F.B. Chettleburgh, Jas. McKay, Jos. Navlor.
The directors are meeting this
afternoon to choose officers and
Subject to the approval of the
agricultural department, Sept. 15
and 16 have been selected as fair
natives burned. This will not be lost, if
logged within a reasonable time.
The fires are now regarded as
being under control.
Some damage was done in the
the Bulkley Valley, where several cabins are reported burned.
R.J.McDonell lost his cookhouse,
stable, machinery sheds and machinery, on the Hudson's Bay
ranch. A few small bridges and
culverts were damaged but Superintendent Carr has succeeded I
in having repairs effected.     The!
a rendezvous for the mining men
of the district and visitors desiring to learn of the mineral and
other resources of the Hazelton
In view of the importance of
the work to bt done by the new
organization, it is hoped there
will be a full attendance of citizens at the meeting on Tuesday
evening.when officers and executive committee are to be elected.
Shorter Hours For Bars
An amendment to the liquor
[act, taking effect on June 1, prohibits the sale of liquor in hotels
except between the hours of 11
I lines of the government telegraph ja- m- and 10 * m- ?n weel<days.
! system and the Northern Tele-iNo li(>uors may ,Lbe f,rved at
| phone Co. sustained some dam-!meals dunn* Prohibited hours,
age, and communication has been
somewhat interrupted. A small]
! railroad bridge near Smithers'
was destroyed.
J. T. Breckon,  who is supervising the installation of Prince
George's municipal electric plant.
i spent a couple of days in town
The ferryman's house at Ha- j this week) on business connected
days.     Plans for the prize list zelton- and several buildings at i with his mining interests.
and program of attractions are'New Hazelton, were endangered, \ 	
being prepared. I but were not damaged. W. H. Larmer.  a well-known
The officers selected today were j i resident, who has been in the
Dr. Wrinch, president; Jas. An- j The Duke and Duchess of Con-j telegraph service for the last
derson, vice-president; Stuart J.! naught and Princess Patricia will I year, went to Prince Rupert on
Martin, secretary,and J. Naylor, jleave Ottawa this month for alTuesday, to join the Hazelton
treasurer. trip to British Columbia. section of the 102nd Battalion. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 3. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, June 3, 1916.
No. 40
No British Columbian now with the colors, whether still in the
province, stationed with any corps anywhere in Canada or the
world, in England or the front, will be deprived of his right of the
franchise at the coming provincial elections. By the terms nf a bill
introduced in the legislature by Premier Bowser the necessary
machinery for taking the votes of the men who have enlisted is
The short title of the bill is the "Military Forces Voting Act."
It provides that every male British subject serving in the military
forces of Canada or in any corps attached thereto,raised for service
in the present war, who has resided in any electoral district in the
province for not less than one month,or who resided in the province
for six months immediately preceding the date on which he left the
province for the purpose of enlisting and within such six months
resided in any electoral district for not less than one month, shall
be entitled to vote.
Immediately candidates are nominated in the various ridings,
the names, addresses, and description of such candidates will be
cabled to the agent-general at London,who will have the necessary
ballot papers printed and name presiding officers for the holding of
a poll at each military camp, at each hospital or convalescent home
in England where British Columbia men on service are stationed.
For men in Canada and Bermuda the lieutenant-governor-in-
?ouncil will appoint the presiding officers to take the vote. In the
case of the men actually within the fighting zones,the practicability
or otherwise of taking the vote will be passed upon by the war
office, and, if found practicable, arrangements will be made by the
Each man applying for a ballot paper, upon taking the declamation accompanying it, will be allowed to cast a ballot in respect of
the electoral district in which he, upon the facts disclosed in the
affidavit, is entitled to vote. There will be no question of whether
the man was on the voters' list. The presiding officers will seal up
the ballots and return them to the agent-general.
In order that every soldier may have an opportunity of voting,
the present elections act is now amended by a bill, whereby the
customary period between nomination day and election day will be
extended six weeks. At the end of six weeks, which will be the
date of election day in this province.the poll will close so far as the
candidates are concerned. As regards the prohibition and woman
suffrage referenda,the time for the soldiers' vote (for those outside
the province) will be extended to the end of the year.
As soon as the votes are counted at London try the agent-
general in London, he will cable the results and they will be made
public. Similar returns will be received from various camps
elsewhere in Canada or Bermuda, where men entitled to vote have
done so.
There will be scrutineers for the soldiers' vote, two appointed
by the government and two by the leader of the opposition, as well
as two by whatever other political party desires it, one of such
scrutineers to officiate at London and one at Victoria. The ballot
papers will be forwarded by the agent-general.
Premier Bowser said he did not consider it necessary to justify
the government for its action in bringing down the measure. The
soldier, not only in the province, but elsewhere on service, should
be assured of his right to vote. Those in the province would not
be asked to go to the expense of going back to their electoral
districts, but would be permitted to vote wherever they might be
stationed. There will be no question of whether the soldier is on
the voters' list. He will be entitled to vote so long as he has
enlisted and is in uniform. That was, the premier believed, to be
the proper stand to take. .
In the working out of the details of the plan the government
endeavored to be as fair asr possible without reference to political
color. The sole desire was that no soldier desiring to vote should
be precluded from doing so. No effort has been spared to make
the voting process as simple as possible, with the one idea of
permitting the soldier the untrammelled right to vote as his
conscience dictates.
"Big Falling Off In Beef
Cattle" is a very significant
heading on page 108 of the Agricultural War Book for 1916. On
page 91 there is this paragraph
of equal significance:
"It is in the interests of the
Empire that everything possible
should be done to foster the
Canadian live stock industry. In
Canada the number of cattle is
about 6,000,000, besides 2,000,000
sheep���a total which, having regard to the population of the
Dominion, does not at present
leave a very large margin for export. With the probability of
preferential trade in food within
the Empire, there are great possibilities in the expansion of
Canadian live stock production."
There was once an English
bishop who, being called upon to
preach a sermon in aid of an
orphan asylum for boys and girls,
pointed to the children arranged
in full sight of the congregation,
and, saying "They're there",left
the pulpit. The quotation of the
two foregoing paragraphs should
in like manner almost be sufficient to indicate to Canadians the
opportunity and duty that lies
before them. There is,however,
so much matter of similar import
and pointing in the same direction in the book that it is well
worth while to look further into
it. As to the falling off. the
statistics show that the decrease
in beef cattle during the years
extending from 1910 to 1914
totalled 992,662, or 7,338 fewer
thin a million, or upwards of 23
per cent. Meantime, the population increased and people went
on eating as much beef as ever.
The decline in numbers of cattle
by provinces was: Nova Scotia.
31,920; New Brunswick, 11,133;
Ontario, 658,919; Manitoba,62,999;
Alberta, 293,005; British Columbia, 6,139. Against these decreases there has to be reckoned
an increase of 26,681 in Quebec,
of 43,272 in Saskatchewan, and
of 3,400 in Prince Edward Island.
It will be noticed that the decline
was in the provinces nearest to
the United States and where
packers are most in evidence.
Two morals are to be gathered
from the foregoing figures considered in conjunction with existing conditions. One is that
we must produce more, and the
other that we must eat less beef,
that is if we have any desire to
take rank as overseas exporters
of live stock or live stock products of any importance. To accomplish the one farmers will
need to pay additional attention
to their breeding cows and prize
them to a greater extent than
official returns would imply they
have been doing. In connection
with the other, it will be necessary for people to cultivate and
eat more field and garden produce,
as well as to be more thrifty in
their treatment of scraps and
seemingly waste pieces, such as
bones, skin and fat. They will
need, so the War Book suggests,
to produce all they can; to buy
as little as possible; to replace
meat by milk,cheese,peas, beans,
and lentils; to use more vegetables and to eat more fruit.
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      ���      ���      B.C.
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
Omineca Miner
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
Newt Notes from Many Sources
.Germany claims a surplus of
A miners' strike is expected at
Sockeye salmon have already,
appeared in the Skeena.
.Russia has closed White Sea
ports to all but war traffic.
��� Eight houses were burned at
Port Essington on Monday.
, Another Canadian ice-breaker
has been sent to Archangel.
The season so far has been
unfavorable for prairie crops.
The McKinnon Hotel at Granby
Bay has been destroyed by fire.
Eastern universities propose to
make military training compulsory.
Odds against the war ending
this year are three to one at
A waterfront fire in Vancouver
on Sunday night caused $700,000
James J. Hill, the veteran railroad man, died in St. Paul on
The first steamer from the lower Yukon reached Dawson on
Eighty thousand persons are
reported to have died of starvation
in Lebanon.
Roumania has refused to make
a commercial treaty with Bulgaria and Turkey.
General Gallieni,formerly minister of war for France, is dead
at Versailles.
The South African assembly
has placed an export tax on uncut diamonds.
Construction work on the P.G.
E. north of Clinton is to be resumed at once.
Two thousand Irish rebels are
reported to be held in British
detention camps.
Chinese rebels expect to cap
ture Cheng Sha,  the capital of
Hunnan province.
Fifty thousand coal miners in
Pittsburgh district are striking
for higher wages.
Germans are agitating for a
centralization of power to regit
late the sale of food.
Yukon prohibitionistsclaim that
the territory will vote dry by a
very large majority.
Nine hundred lives were lost in
the sinking of the Chinese steamer Hsinyu, off Chusan.
Three hundred civilians were
murdered recently between Mex
ico City and Cuernavaca.
Since the U.S. issued a call for
army recruits on March 15 less
than 8000 men have enlisted.
The Imperial parliament has
extended the life of the Canadian
house of commons for a y&r.
F. X. Gosselin, formerly gold
commissioner for Yukon, died
suddenly on Tuesday at Dawson.
The military camp at Vernon,
to which a number of B.C. battalions will be sent, will open next
A Winnipeg despatch says 188
hotels went dry on Wednesday,
39 wholesale liquor licenses were
cancelled, and seven breweries
ceased ^selling beer,  except for
export outside the province. The
Hudson's Bay Co. will appeal to
the privy council to maintain its
right to sell liquor.
Washington state pharmacy
board had fifteen bootlegging
druggists arrested in Seattle on
Great damage  to  Germany's |
crops by hailstorms and floods is j
reported in a despatch from Amsterdam.
Export trade of the U.S. is expected to reach five billion dollars for the fiscal year ending
June 30.
Dr. Beland, formerly postmaster-general of Canada, who
is a prisoner in Germany,is to be
A zeppelin became entangled
in trees while maneuvering near
Saloniki. and was destroyed by
the Allies.
Over 23,000 Canadian soldiers
have been reported killed, wounded or missing since the beginning
of the war.
General Hughes testified before
the shell commission that he had
no personal interest in any deals
for munitions.
Wholesale and retail clerks
throughout B. C. will have a
weekly half holiday under the
law just passed.
President Wilson is expected
to address the St. Louis convention by telephone, in accepting
the nomination.
A radical change in the system
of government in Ireland, including the abolition of vice-royalty, is expected.
At Kobylin, Prussia, German
troops mutinied and shot several
officers, because of bad treatment
and lack of food.
The two vessels captured off
the Mexican coast by the Rainbow are at Esquimalt, awaiting
prize-court proceedings.
Arizona and California capitalists are negotiating for the purchase of the Nanaimo coal mines
of the Western Fuel Co.
Charles Sweeny, a well-known
mining man, formerly prominent
in the Kootenays, is dying of
heart disease in Portland.
German military authorities
executed three officers and thirty-
two soldiers for distributing Socialist literature at the front.
Two men arrived at Dawson
this week from Herschel Island,
in the Arctic Ocean, to enlist,
They had mushed 1000 miles.
The steamer Omineca.formerly
in use on the Skeena, has been
purchased by the U. S. government for service on the Alaskan
The German national liberal
party advocates the unlimited
use of the submarine unless the
United States becomes an ally of
the Teutons.
The situation in China may be
complicated by the intervention
of Japan, ostensibly for the protection of her subjects in Sh&ri-
tung province.
Mexican labor organizations
propose to send representatives
to Central and South America and
the United States, to arouse sentiment against   intervention   in
Mexico,  which they declare   is
desired by American capitalists.
Wurttemburg is. protesting a-
gainst being depleted of food
supplies by Prussia. Other districts refuse to comply with the
new regulations.
It is probable that the Curtis
aviation school at Toronto will be
taken over by the government.
Canada has already sent 225
aviators overseas.
As a consequence of the provincial encouragement of shipbuilding, Wallace Bros, have purchased 21 acres at North Vancouver, for a shipyard.
Professor J. McNeill, president
of the Sinn Fein volunteers, ' has
been sentenced to life imprisonment by a court-martial,for complicity in the Irish rebellion.
Although Austria and Italy are
at war, the former country has
renewed for twelve months its
leases of the embassy building at
Rome and its consular offices
throughout Italy.
In the Vancouver election inquiry, Herbert Pearce, who was
assistant to Scott, testified that
M. A. Macdonald paid for.the
rooms occupied by the impersonators at the Robson rooming
practical values on assay, one of
the staff of the mines department
will be sent out to make a report.
If the mineral expert finds that
the discovery is really worth
while he may make a report suggesting methods of development
and otherwise give advice and
assistance to the owner. It happens more often than not that
the new finds are in places somewhat inaccessible. On the recommendation of the expert from
the department, money may then
be advanced up to 50 per cent of
cost of building a trail to the
property so that ore shipments
may be made.     Thus the initial
expenditure of getting the ore
started to the smelter will be
materially reduced and at the
same time the country will be
opened up and new prospectors
will find it every year easier to
reach the various sections of the
the great mining districts.
Argentina last year produced
275,000 barrels of oil.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp.  Police   Office,   Hazelton.
LEE JACKMAN   :   :   Prop.
Dr. BADGERO will be located in    J
Hazelton, beginning May  17,  1916.     j
j Hudson's Bay Company j
Aid For Prospectors
The  bill ��
Victoria.   May   29:-   i.,*   ..... u    r^     _     .      ��� ���    ���, .�����,,,.
introduced   in   the   legislature |    Dry-Goods,   Boots   &   Shoes,   Wholesale   Liquors.
by Hon.  Lome Campbell is of IS
special interest.for it will provide g
1 U
for assistance in the early stages 5.
of development of mineral claims |
when financing for mining men
is particularly difficult. The
minister of mines believes it will I.
turn out to be a great stimulus to
an immense number of small
properties all over the country.
The proposal is that $100,000
be set aside this session for the
construction of trails and bridges
to reach promising mining properties. When a prospector makes j
a substantial  find  which shows ���
Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regulations.
��� We have just received a shipment of-
-Look at these prices:-
SCREEN DOORS at $1.50, $1.25 and $1.00
-Take a look at our-
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   ami
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the  Province of  Hritish   Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
| years   at   an   annual   rental  of $1   an
j acre.     Not   more than 2,G(>0 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
I    Application for a lease must be made
| by the applicant In person to the Agent
or  Sub-Agent of  the district in  which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty ahull be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
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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.
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or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
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=������ ==;^\      Teutons claim the  capture of
TUES., MAY 30 III the fortifications at Cornowo, near
Bulgars Invade Greece
London:     Bulgarians have in-
vded Greece, with the result that
fighting   has   occurred  between
Greek troops and Bulgar detachments.    The invaders have oecu-1
pied the Greek   forts of Rupel, I
Dragotia, and  Spatova,   without]
a struggle, and are now advancing!
from Demir Hissar towards Kav-
German and Bulgarian officers
declare the occupation of Greek
territory is necessary in order to
protect their lelt wing against
the eventual attack of the Allies
from the Saloniki base. They
claim to have received permission
from the Greek government.
Popular feeling is running high
over the invasion. The Herald,
organ of Venizelos, appears in a
black border with a fiery article
from the pen of the former premier.
Servians Again in Line
Saloniki: After crossing the
JEgean Sea without loss,the Servian army, thoroughly reorganized, has landed at Saloniki, to
co-operate with the Allied troops.
Smuts Advancing
Capetown: British, Belgian,
and Portuguese troops are slowly
but surely surrounding the Huns
in German East Africa. General
Smuts, with the main column of
British troops,advancing into the
heart of the territory, has occupied many towns on the Kusan-
bara railway and captured Ipiana.
The British forces are surging
forward along the whole front.
Between lakes Nyajsa and Tanganyika, General Northey has
penetrated twenty miles.
Around Verdun
Paris: The Germans continue
their desperate efforts to reach
Verdun. A terrific attack on the
French line westof Cumieres and
northwest of Verdun was repulsed. Two enemy attacks at Cor-
beaux wood  were driven  back.
Fifteen  aerial  encounters occurred yesterday.    Two German
machines were brought down.one
of them being in flames.
Russia Will Stick
Petrograd: Michael Rodzian-
ko, president of the Duma, declares Russia will fight for twenty yeat-9. if necessary, in order
to beat Germany.
| I the 4
J j Arsi
rsiero. Skirmishes are reported in the vicinity of Avlona.
A Swiss military critic estimates that the Austrians are
losing 6000 men daily in their
offensive against Italy.
Ford May Try Again
Detroit:     It is reported Henry
Ford is preparing to return to
Europe to renew his peace efforts.
In Mexico
Washington: Mexican constitutionalists have routed a force
of  bandits  in  the  Tampico dis
\ ed for a Nationalist parliament,
the greater part of Ulster being
On Italian Front
Rome: The Austrian offensive
has been resumed. There is
terrific fighting along the Italian
front, but our troops are holding
their ground.
Austrian   Predictions
Vienna:     Austrian forces are
again advancing. Military critics
predict an early capture of Arsi-
ero and Asiago.
No Peace in Sight
London:  Speaking in the house
of commons. Premier Asquith said
trict. Ten machine guns and a there was no hope for an early
number of rifles have been dis- J peace.as there was nothing in the
covered in a Villista cache  near statement of the German  chan
cellor to indicate that Germany
was prepared to consider terms
of peace that
defence, which bars the  way  to
the Venetian plain.
LieBknecht on Trial
Copenhagen: A despatch from
Berlin says Dr. Liebknecht, the
Socialist leader, will be tried for
treason, and if convicted will be
sentenced to ten years' hard
Say Allies Are Advancing
Berlin: That a general movement of the Anglo-French forces
at Saloniki towards the Macedonian border has been in progress
for some time is reported in an
official statement by Bulgarian
army headquarters.
Cumieres, northwest of Verdun,
for about two miles nave been
captured by the Germans,according to Berlin official communications. The Teutons have again
pressed forward at Thiaumont
wood, northeast of Verdun, and
have added to their line to the
east of the fortress. These gains
are partly admitted by Paris,
even to the extent of admissions
that French first line trenches
have been overrun and taken by
the enemy in that vicinity.
French Communique
Paris: The complete repulse
of the latest German attack on
the eastern slope of Mort Homme
is announced by the war office.
The enemy bombarded the French
positions in this region with the
greatest v iolence thtoughou t Wed-
In the course of a violent
struggle, the tlermans compelled
the French to evacuate the first
line trench near Caurettes wood,
south of Cumieres. At the conclusion of two days of the heaviest bombardment of the war, the
enemy delivered repeated attacks,
finally taking the trench. Elsewhere the attack was repulse. I
with fearful losses, several German detachments being annihilated.
Intense artillery duHs continued last night on the east bark
of the Meuse, but there were no
Large quantities of cot ton [further Infantry actions of inland rubber, recently landed at portanee around Verdun.
Vladivostok, have been destroy- French air squadrons yesterday
ed by fire. j dropped   twenty shells on Thion-
Wilson's Talk Ill-timed ville   and   Audun   stations   and
London: Newspapers comment fifty shells on the German supply
sharply   on   President   Wilson's depots at Azannes.
remarks concerning peace.    The May Be Fina, Struggle
press is unanimous in declaring
that no compromise is possible
until Germany is beaten.
U.S. Wont Withdraw
Germans Gain Ground Washington :     Carranza   has
London:     French positions on sent Wilson a note asking for a
a front extending from the south-; definite explanation of the con-
ern slope of  Mort   Homme   tojtinued   presence   of   American
troops in Mexico.    A conference
between  General   Pershing  and
General  Garcia
Casas   Grandes.
States   will   not
expeditionary force
London, May 27:���Coincident
would safeguard | with the publication of the American note demanding an end to the
censorship by the Allies of American mails, Loi'd Robert Cecil,
minister of war trade and blockade, declared that the censorship
was vital to the interests of Great
Britain. His utterance, which is
is being held at'semi official, follows:
fhe   Unitedj    ';-pne  maj|s  between   neutral
withdraw   ihe countrjes   continne   to be filled
with merchandise. Only six weeks
ago in  the mails on the steamer
through our waters in mail sacks
we have equally as much right
to seize the sacks as to seize contraband ships. How are we to
know there is no contraband in
the mail unless we examine suspected mail?
"The Germans shipped a large
quantity of contraband that way
before we caught them at it. So
now, to protect ourselves, we fee!
obliged to exert our right to
search. Neutral ships on their
way through our waters are
asked by us to come into port, so
the search can be done quicker
than at sea. We always let the
mail go after the quickest possible
inspection if it is not contraband."
United States,from New York to
Scandinavian ports,we found 168
packets of rubber goods, 17 of
fur, two of graphite, and 83 of
clothing, boots and other miscellaneous articles.
"All these neutral mails were
also filled with securities, transfers of money and all machinery
used by Germany in maintaining
her credit. They further were
filled with German propaganda,
designed for the promotion of
sedition and rebellion, not only
in countries governed by Germany's enemies, but in neutrals
as well.
"But even of more vital importance is the fact that through
these mails, by which the whole
system of German espionage is
reached here.show that the battle ��� conducted.its centers,established
which raged from May 27 to May \ in neutral countries, have grave-
30, and which ended in a costly!, end rod the safety of the
check for the Germans, was  the. ,    ,      ,   ,. .
greatest effort made by the Teu- j EmPire" [ f,ont bel,eve any of
tonic forces in the whole of the the neutrals wish to deny our
Verdun operations. More and .right to unload and examine the
heavier guns and denser masses j mails, unless it be those persons
of troops were  assembled  along, w|l0 base  tneir protest  not on
Reports Big Naval Fight
New York: According to a
wireless despatch from Berlin today. Germany claims a big naval
success in the North Sea, declaring that many British vessels
were damaged and several battleships sunk. The despatch admits
the loss of three German vessels.
No other  reports of the engagement have been received.
Fearful Slaughter
London: The Germans are determined to capture Verdun, and
are making repeated attacks of
the fiercest nature on the French
lines, which are stubbornly defended. There is frightful carnage in the trenches.
French Stand Firm
Paris: More complete accounts
from Verdun,  which  have   now
At a conference between Lloyd
George and representatives of the
trades unions, it was agreed that
Jhe Whitsuntide holidays should
be postponed for two months, in
order that the acceleration of the
munitions output might be continued without interruption.
Martial law continues in force
in Ireland.
American  securities are arriving in increasing numbers at the
office of the committee which is
buying for the government.
Austrians Claim Gains
London:    A statement   from
Rome says the desperate advance
of the Austrian forces has  been
checked by the stubborn
ance of the Italians.
London: The Verdun struggle
has now lasted 100 days, and
military critics declare the offensive initiated on Sunday is the
beginning of the final struggle to
pierce the French lines. The
Kaiser is on his way to the Verdun front, where the crown
prince is believed to have a million men. French war office reports indicate that the Germans
have thrown 75,000 fresh troops
into the Verdun sector this week.
A Berlin despatch claims that
the French are preparing to
evacuate Hill 304.
Irish Negotiations
London:    In   political   circles
there is a hopeful  feeling concerning the outcome of the Irish
resist-' negotiations.   Irish members believe an agreement can be reach-
the three miles of the French
front from Hill 304 to the Meuse
than for any previous attack.
The  French   troops   stood   firm
interests of their
those of Germany;
for   instance,   as
own, hut on
such persons,
the   German-
under the avalanche of shot and | American Chamber of Commerce
shell, and drove back wave after l0f New York, who recently peti-
wave of the flood of Teutonic | tioned the German government
Our force surrendered
only 100 yards of Caurettes wood,
where their trench was obliterated by the terrific fire of the Germans' big guns.
Admit French Gain
to exact a penal war contribution
from the Belgians.as a retaliation
for  each  seizure  of   mails  by
"Naturally,    when    we   first
Berlin:     In an attack on Ger- adopted the present policy, our
man positions southeast of Mort j organization  was not as efficient
Homme, on the Verdun front, the I ag it mi(?ht have beenp Dut j am
French obtained a foothold in the: ...   ��.���    ... ��� ������ , ,   .,   .
_ ���   .   ,,     .       . sure  that the criticisms levelled
German  first  line trenches over * .   ���   .
an extent of 400 meters.     The at us are who"y '"accurate.
French made repeated assaults on;    "We   have  already   made   it
the German lines, but except at | clear that we maintain an abso-
the point mentioned were beaten \ |ute  right to take   mails   from
off with extremely heavy losses.
Current bulletins on the campaign in the southern Tyrol record continued gains for the Austrians, but they have not yet
reached  the main line of Italian
steamers passing through British
waters for the sake of ascertaining if they contain contraband.
We cannot relinquish that right.
If contraband is to be smuggled
Book By Lieut. Geary
Lieut. Stanley Geary, who left
Hazelton at the outbreak of the
war, and who is now attached to
the Royal Marines, is the author
of a handsomely prepared book,
in which is given a complete history of the New Collingwood
Battalion, in which he was quartermaster. This unit had a
glorious, though brief existence,
being practically annihilated in
the Dardanelles campaign a year
ago. Lieut. Geary, who was
wounded in the battle, sent a
copy of the book to J. E. Kirby.
Miners and Prospectors
Call around and take a look at
the special prospector's shoe at
Cunningham's. These splendid
shoes have been especially made
for us, and are just what you
have been looking for for the
last ten years. **
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
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Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
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Arts and Crafts Building, 578 Seymour Streel
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Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. Thla rate includei office con-
tultatlons and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable In Haaelton
at the Post Office or the Drug- Store; in Aldermen
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallai:i>;
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