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VOL. VI, NO. 42
Provisions of Compulsory Service
Measure Which is Before
Ottawa, June 11:���Sir Robert
Borden's compulsory service bill
was this afternoon introduced in
House of Commons. It is called
the Military Service Act of 1917,
and commences with a recital of
the compulsory service provisions
of the militia act of 1904. It
recites also the clauses of that
act which t ender the militia-liable
to be sent for service in or out of
Canada for the defence thereof.
It then proceeds to explain that,
owing to the large voluntary
enlistment of those who otherwise would be producers in Canada and to the necessity of maintaining production at the highest
possible limit uuder such circumstances, the drafting of men
under the militia act is unwise
and improvident, and that the
men now required should be
secured by a process of selection.
The bill provides for securing
reinforcements, which, unless
parliament furtherauthorizes.are
not to exceed 100,000 men. It
sets out ten distinct classes from
which drafts may be selected.
These classes will be called out in
order named. They are as follows:
Class 1���Those who have attained the age of 20 years and
were born not earlier than the
year 1894 and are unmarried or
widowers,   but have no'children.
Class 2-Those who were born
in the years 1889 to 1893, both
inclusive, and are unmarried or
widowers who have no   :hildren.
Class 3���Those who were born
in the years 1883 to 1888,both in-
elusive.and are unmarried, or are
widowers,   but have no children.
Class 4 -Those who haveattain-
ed the age of 20 years and were
horn not earlier than the year
1894,and are married,or widowers
who have a child or children.
Class 5���Those who were born
in the years 1889 to 1893, both inclusive, and are married or are
widowers who have a child or
Class 6 -Those who were born
in the years 1883 to 1888, both
inclusive, and are married or are
widowers with a child or children.
Class 7 -Those who were born
in the years 1876 to 1882, both
inclusive, and are unmarried or
are widowers with  no  children.
Class 8���Those who were born
in the years 1876 to 1882, inclus-
ive.and are married or are widowers who have a child or children.
Class 9 --Those who were born
in the years 1872 to 1875, both
inclusive, and are unmarried or
are widowers who have no child
Class 10���Those who were born
in the years 1872 to 1875, both inclusive, and are married or are
widowers who have a child or
(2)���For the purposes of this
section any man married after
the pf .  1917,  shall be
London: Haig's forces drove
forward yesterday, striking another rapid blow at the German
lines between Ypres and Comines
and gaining all objectives. Prisoners were taken, with a number
of howitzers and seven machine
guns. The British now occupy
the former front line trenches of
the Germans from the river Lys
to the river Warnave.
The result of last night's operations and the constant pressure
exerted by the British is an advance of their lines from 500 to
1000 yards on a front of seven
miles, the offensive extending
from the village of Klein Zille-
beke to the Warnave.
More than 100.000 prisoners
have been taken by the British
during the war. The territory
regained by Haig's men since
July 1, 1916, amounts to 600
square miles.
It appears that the Germans
are preparing for another backward move.     They are reported
to have moved many of their
big guns away to the rear of
the lines opposed to the British
announced by Bonar Law in parliament.
Petrograd: The Allies notes
have been rejected by the delegates to the soldiers' and work-j
men's council,the leaders treating
the British, French and American
notes with scorn. Revolutionaries
seem   bent on  undermining the |
Russian alliance with theEntente.;
The press unites in denunciation
of the proposals.declaring Wilson
the worst offender. Pacifists are
active.declaring that the government has failed and it is now up
to the people to take action.
Paris: German reconnoitering
parties were repulsed last night
in the Verdun sector, at Hill 304,
and on the heights of the Meuse.
Berlin: The North German
Gazette says Germany will never
make restitution to the Allies for
shipping losses caused by U-boats.
Washington .: The Entente
powers,having expressed willingness to revise their terms, are
prepared to ask the Russian provisional government for a definition of Russia's position and a
declaration of her intentions.
London:     A  general amnesty
to  Irish  political  prisoners was
Ottawa: The attitude of labor
toward conscription is that wealth
must be taken first. Proof that
the state is in actual danger is
called for.
Liberals hope to save the party
by framing a policy on which all
will unite. A delay until Tuesday
is asked for on the second reading of the conscription bill.
Washington: The Liberty Loan
has been oversubscribed.
Buenos Aires: Paraguay and
Uruguay have announced an embargo on the export of wheat
and flour.
(Continued  on  Page Two)
Another property has joined
the shipping list, the Comeau
this week sending down thirty
tons of excellent copper ore,
which will be sent to the Lady-
smith smelter for treatment.
This group of claims is very
favorably situated for shipping
purposes and has a nice surface
Work on the Delta and Highland Boy continues, and a larger
force of men will be employed as
soon as the construction of the
much-needed road permits the
transportation of.supplies to the
Supplies were sent out to the
Golden Wonder this week, and
work will be resumed shortly.
M. W. Sutherland is operating
the property.
The snow is rapidly leaving
the hills, and the prospectors of
this district are beginning their
annual pilgrimages.
Rod. Mc Crimmon continues
work on the Stephenson-Dyer
property on Four-mile hill.
Byng's Appreciation
General Byng has been transferred from the command of the
Canadian army. In his parting
orders he says:
"In bidding good-bye to the
corps I find it very difficult to
give expression to the feelings of
pride and affection which dominate all other sentiments. During
the, year of my command the
unvarying success in battle, the
progress in training and discipline, and the unswerving devotion
and loyalty of all ranks, are
features which stand out prominently in the history of our
corps. That history will last
forever, and my association with
you in the making of it is a joy
that can never be impaired."
May Settle Coal Strike
Ottawa: There is a prospect
of a settlement in the great coal
miner's strike in Alberta and
B. C. The men are willing to
make terms with the mine-owners.
Vancouver. June 14:���Vancouver streetcar men are on strike
and not a car is moving. The
company's offer of a war bonus
was refused by the men, who
declare that 35 cents an hour is
the minimum on which they can
live at present. The jitney question is prominently involved, the
15. C. E. railway taking the position that it cannot afford to give
an increase while the competition
of the autos continues.
Vancouver,June 16: -Thestrike
situation is unchanged. Not a
car has moved in Vancouver
or Victoria in the last three
Shanghai: The military governor of Anwhei says after the
new parliament is elected China
will declare war on Germany.
Methodist Church
Rev. Dr. Sager will preach his
farewell sermon tomorrow evening at 7:30.   Special music.
You are cordially invited to
San ford Evans, ex-mayor of
Winnipeg.is likely to be appointed
food controller for Canada.
Preacher to be Married
Rev. Mark Pike, who has ac
ceptably filled the pulpit of the
Methodist church here for a year,
leaves this evening for the East,
to spend a few weeks before going to his new station at Kere-
meos. Rumor says Mr. Pike's
journey from Edmonton on will
be a honeymoon.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
J. T. Little, the Vancouver fur
dealer, is in town.
J. T. Allen was up from Prince
Rupert on Monday.
John Lewis, of Donalda, Alberta, was here this week.
J. M. Gallagher, of Francois
Lake, arrived on Thursday.
Mrs. H. H. Little and children
are visiting friends in Telkwa.
Miss W. Soal, of Hazelton Hospital, is spending her vacation at
Chas. Musclow, of Bancroft,
Ont, was among the week's
Miss Florence McDougall leaves
this evening for Edmonton, to
attend Alberta College.
Mrs. MacKay and children and
Mrs. Newick are spending a few
days at Skeena Crossing.
Miss Davis, of the Hospital
staff, left on Thursday for a vacation   visit to her home in Sardis.
Ralph O'Brien, formerly on
the government telegraph staff
here,has enlisted in the Canadian
signal corps;
H. C. Crawford, who is in
charge of the Babine hatchery,
left on Thursday to begin the
season's work.
Miss Margaret Allen returned
on Wednesday from Prince Rupert, where she spent a week
with her parents.
Letters from the front, telling
of the death of Major McHugh,
indicate that the well - known
railroader was instantly killed by
a shell,
W. J. Sanders has returned
from a prolonged visit to the
coast cities, and is brimful of
confidence in the future of the
Hazelton district.
Dr. Sager, assistant superintendent at tne Hospital, is going
to China as a medical missionary.
He expects to leave on Thursday
next for his new field, accompanied by his family.
Hazelton is about to lose two
popular residents, in Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Reid. After several
years' service in the government
office Mr. Reid has resigned to
take a position with the Union
Bank, and will shortly leave to
assume the management of the
Smithers branch.
On Tuesday the first boats of
the season arrived at Dawson,
with a large number of passengers. A scowload of merchandise
valued at $10,000 was lost between
Tanana and Fairbanks.
Railroads Need Millions
Ottawa: Many millions are
required by theC. N. R. and G.T.P.
to save them from liquidation.
There is little possibility of nationalization until the war is
See the notice of Dr.  Inman,
resident Eye-Specialist of Prince
j Rupert, on Page 3.
Coming Events
July  2--Annual General Picnic, Hospital Park. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 1917
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, 21) cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday. June 16, 1917
The Miner has received from the secretary of the Belgian
Relief Fund a communication stating that in view of the recent
statement issued by Mr. Hoover, chairman of the Commission for
Relief in Belgium, which points out the impossibility at present of
obtaining the necessary shipping tonnage to forward to Belgium
the food supplies in the same quantities as in the past, and also
draws attention to the fact that the United States government has
made arrangements to loan to the Belgian government the sum of
$45,000,000���payable in six monthly instalments���which sum will
cover the cost of such food supplies as can be shipped in that time
by the limited number of ships available to the Commission���the
central executive committee of the Belgian Relief Fund in Canada |
finds it unnecessary for the present to make appeal to the generously
disposed people of Canada on the plea of the urgency of support in
order to stave off starvation.
The letter further says: "The needs of Belgium continue,
however, as pressing as in the past and the situation may be
considered as being even more pitiable as, through the forced
decrease in imports, Belgium will be compelled to fall back on her
last native resources, already so denuded. In order to maintain
that so limited ration that has been doled out in the past it will be
necessary to encroach upon the country's stock of milch cattle,
which has been reserved to maintain a supply of fresh milk for the
"In the hope, however, that the recent swiftly-developed
shortage in the world's shipping���the cause of this new departure
of the relief work���may not permanently endure; in the hope that*
the necessary funds may be available should any emergency or
special occasion arise and in view of the fact that in any event,
relief in many forms will be required after the war, the Committee
hopes that all the generous supporters of the Fund in the past and
all those who have pledged themselves for iuture payments will
continue to support the Fund and thus continue to show their
sympathy with the people who gave their all for the cause of
"All such donations received after the 15th of June will be
disposed of to the best advantage of this stricken people, according
to the wish that may be expressed by any donor or according to the
actual or more pressing needs of any of the already organized
channels of relief work, such as:
" 'Help to the Children Removed from the Belgian Front.'
" 'Queen's Fund for the Wounded Soldiers.'
" 'Home for the Belgian Soldiers.'
" 'Relief for Belgian Prisoners in Germany.'
" 'Anglo-Belgian Committee of the Belgian Red Cross.'
" 'Relief for Belgian Children Suffering from Tuberculosis and
" 'Belgian Orphan Fund."
" 'Belgian National Relief Fund for War Orphans, etc'
"All donations received prior to the 15th of June will be held
at the disposal of trfe Commission for Relief in Belgium, for the
purchase in Canada of Canadian produce, according to previous
��� The central executive committee will issue in the immediate
future a report covering the whole of their operations up to the
15th of June.
and colleges, in the various laboratories of the government, in
business organization and industries, in scientific associations or
by private or associated investigators.
To make themselves acquainted
with the problems of a technical
and scientific nature that are met
with by our productive and industrial interests and to bring
them in contact with the proper
research agencies for solving the
42! problems, and thus link up the
resources of science with the
labor and capital employed in
production, so as to bring about
the best possible economic results.
To make a scientific study of
our common unused resources, the
forests, fisheries and industries,
with a view to their utilization in
new or subsidiary processes of
manufacture, and thus contributing to the wealth and employment of our people.
To bring about in the common
interest a more complete co-operation between the industrial and
productive interests of the country and the teaching centers and
forces of science and research.
To inform and stimulate the
public mind in regard to the
importance and utility of applying the results of scientific and
industrial research to the processes of production.
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deemed to be unmarried.
(3)���Any class except class 1
shall include men who are transferred thereto from another class
as hereinafter provided, and men
who have come within class 1
since the previous class was
called out.
(4)���The order in which the
classes are described in this section shall be the order in which
they may be called out on active
service, provided the governor-
in-council may divide any class
into sub-classes, in which case
the sub-classes shall be called
out in order of age, beginning
with the youngest.
(5) 1���The governor-in-council
may from time to time by proclamation call out for active service as aforesaid for the defence
of Canada, either in Canada or
beyond Canada, any class or subclass of men described in section
four and all men within the class
or sub-class so called out shall,
from the date of such proclamation, be deemed to be soldiers.
The system of exemption has
An inventory has been taken of all of the industrial concerns evidently been worked out with
throughout the Dominion, and these institutions are being asked to m-eat care. There are to be
answer a series of questions, the information when received to bei three tribunals. First of all,
tabulated and used for the purpose of effecting the co-ordination j |oca| tribunals, composed of two
and co-operation of all research agencies, as well as for considering) persons, are to sit in each local-
the possibilities of the extension and expansion of present research
and particularly to ascertain the scientific man-power available in
Canada for research.
The B. C. committee has received a list of some 1200 industrial
firms in the province, and it is the aim of those in charge to call on
the concerns personally through the captain of the particular district
in which the company is located.
On June 6, 1916, a committee of the Privy Council of Canada,
the minister of trade and commerce, with the ministers of the
interior, agriculture, mines, inland revenue and labor, was formed
by the Privy Council to have charge of all measures to foster the
scientific development of Canadian industries in order that during
and after the war they may be in a position to supply all Canadian
needs, and to extend Canadian trade abroad.
Under this committee there was constituted on November 29
an honorary advisory council for scientific and industrial research,
composed of eleven members representative of the scientific,
technical, and industrial interests of Canada.
This advisory council, by direction of the chairman of the Privy
Council, has been charged with the following duties:
To ascertain and tabulate the various agencies in Canada which
are now carrying on scientific and industrial research in universities
ity, wherever designated by the
minister of justice. One of thsee
two men is to be chosen by the
senior county court judge of the
district where the tribunal first
sits. The other is to be chosen
by a board of selection, and this
board of selection is to be named
not by the government, but by
parliament. The premier's intention is that it shall be composed of men acceptable to both
and all elements of political faith.
The local tribunals shall hear
applications for exemption and
the principles upon which they
shall act are set out in the bill.
Boiled down, they require that
the tribunals shall decide whether
or not the men who ask for
exemption are best serving the
national interest with the work
they are at or in military service.
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.  E.   Kirby,  R.  E.  Allen,  J. K. Frost,   J. R. Barker,
and J. G. Powell.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitatian
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) 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, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
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The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Women may serve on juries in
A general strike threatens in
Senator William Owens is dead
at Montreal.
The Poles continue to reject
German overtures.
J. P. Morgan & Co. subscribed
fifty millions to the Liberty Loan.
Continuous heavy rains have
rotted  much  wheat in England.
B.C. Indians hold 675,000 acres
of reserve, valued at $20,000,000.
Militia were called out to quell
a mutiny of 800 convicts at Joliet,
The Haytien charge d'affaires
at Berlin was handed his passports.
J. W. Weart has resigned the
speakership of the B.C. legislature.
Yukon and Alaska are to have
resident bishops of the Anglican
An explosion in the Granite
Mountain mine at Butte caused
145 deaths.
A Zurich despatch says Austria
lias called to the colors all youths
of 17 years of age. \
John Hart, M.L.A. for Victoria,
has been sworn in as provincial
minister of finance.
Lord Northcliffe is now in
Washington as the head of the
British war mission.
The munitions board has let
contracts for 21 ships to be built
in British Columbia.
General Alexieff has been appointed military adviser to the
Russian government.
Many more Canadians have
received decorations for distinguished military service.
Vancouver will take a plebiscite
on the proposal to abandon single
tax and assess improvements.
The Spanish cabinet under
Prieto has resigned. The Duke
of Alba mav be the next leader.
Five hundred Belgians interned
in Germany have died of starvation within the last three months.
E. J. Chamberlin is reported
to contemplate retiring from the
presidency  of the Grand Trunk. I
Final figures give Alberta Lib-j
erals 35 seats against 18 for the j
Conservatives and five indepen-'
Fifty  were  killed  and   many j
' injured in the explosion of a mu-
nitions factory at Ashton-under-1
Lyne, England.
A prohibitive tax of $5 a gallon j
on whiskey and other distilled!
spirits has been decided upon by
the U.S. senate.
The Italian mission has nearly l
completed  its  conference in the
U.S., and will tour the south and
middle western states.
A British drifter patrol under
Lieut. Bell-Irving, of Vancouver,
attacked and wrecked two German seaplanes off Dover.
A high commissioner to the
U. S., similar to the French high
commissioner, will be appointed
by the Italian government.
Sir George Perley has been
appointed Canadian representative on an Imperial committee
for the encouragement of mining.
"Crockerland" has been proved
a myth, but an exploring party
has discovered and mapped six
new islands in the Arctic regions.
Fifteen thousand mechanics in
the locomotive and car departments of the C. P. R. have been
granted a 20 per cent increase in
Famine stalks throughout Turkey. Typhus has caused terrible
ravages. All the races of the
empire are maltreated by the
The Regina Storage & Forwarding Co.'s plant was destroyed on Tuesday by a fire caused
by defective wiring. The loss
was $200,000.
Two officials ol the U. S. shipbuilding department were discharged for criticism of Goethal's
order curtailing the construction
of wooden ships.
Four prominent Sinn Feiners
were arrested in Dublin for seditious speeches. Inspector Mills,
of the police, was killed while
taking the men to jail.
Japan is ready to build additional ships for the Entente, but
is badly in need of of material.
She may send merchant ships for
service on the Atlantic.
British seamen refuse to convey pacifists to Stockholm unless
they guarantee to insist upon
reparation for murders and destruction caused by U-boats.
In a speech agreeing to an enlarged franchise and secret voiing
the Austrian emperor declared he
would take the first occasion to
conclude an honorable peace.
Wilson has defined to Russia
the aims of the U. S. in entering
the war, and says now or never
is the time for Russia to act,
when peace and liberty are threatened.
The earthquake which shook
San Salvador and neighboring
towns last week caused considerable destruction to property,
but it is believed the loss of life
is not great.
The police chief of Pekin is
now premier, and the Chinese
parliament has been unceremoniously dismissed. Wu Ting Fang
refuses to affix his signature for
the dissolution of the parliament.
Civil war is feared.
British prisoners in the German
lines are brutally treated as a
consequence of the Kaiser's dictum to his troops. He said:"You
must be pitiless to the odious nation that is responsible for all our
evils. Never again shall we have
relation with such people."
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.
I Hudson's Bay Company j
I                                HAZELTON. B. C. f
g   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors 5
I            To Our Many Patrons I
8          0,wing to the Steady advance in the Prices of all Liquors, ��
I   we  have  been forced  to raise  OUR prices  accordingly. |
On and after June 1st our revised price List is effective. =
SCOTCHES: Dewar's Special, King George, Johnny Walker, Black
Label, O O, H. B. Special, Perfection, F. O. H. $2.00 per bottle.
Johnny  Walker,   White  Label,   $2.00. H.B.,   XXX  dft.,   $1.75
RUM:   H. B.   Dem. $1.75  per bot. 2-gallon   keg,   $21.50.
RYE:   Canadian Club. Corby's, Seagram's, 1.50   G&W $5.00 per gal.
PORT:   Invalid, London Dock, l.OO. Old Duke, 1.25. iw.r t.x 5c boi.)
BRANDIES:   Hennessy XXX, 2.50 per bot.    Marion XXX, 1.25 bot.
BEER:   Budweiser. Schlitz, .40 qt��.    Cascade, Victoria Phoenix, .25
GIN:   Anchor Red, 2.00.   Finsbury, Gordon Dry, Old Tom, Sloe, 1.50-
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and berth  included on steamer
S.S. "PrinceM  May"  leaves  Prince Rupert  every SUNDAY,  at 6 p.m.
S.S "Princess Alice", "Princess Sophia" or "Princess Charlotte"
leaves Prince Rupert June 16th, 23rd, 30th; July 7th, 14th,
18th, 21st, 25th, 28th; Aug. lst, 4th, 8th, 11th, 18th, 25th
J. I. PeterS, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C.
V   -   ^
The Prince Rupert Empire man,
who is a candidate for the house
'' of commons for this Ridinp.
This is to introduce the man
i who always fights for tht) rights
] and interests of the masses
��� rather than for partyism.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
I IVFRY nnij STACiFS We are Pret>ared tu supply private
LilrLtlXA    Ulili  sJlrlKJLuJ  and  public  conveyances   day   and
public  conveyances   day
Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Haxelton.
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address i.i! communications to ik-zcitun.
Ruddy & MacKay
Washington: A force of 25,000
I Filipinos has been offered to
i President Wilson.
TJR. INMAN, Resident Eye-
Specialist of Prince Rupert,
will make a special trip up the
j railway as far as Prince George
early in July. Watch the papers
for exact dates and places where
he will stop.
Previous to this visit any persons wishing to consult him
regarding their eyes or wishing
absolutely perfect glasses, will do
well to'mail a card with address
and name to him at Prince Rupert. 42���
I same revested in United States by Act
' of Congress dated June 9, 1916.     Two
��� million, three hundred thousand  Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands.     Con-
| servativo estimate Forty Million feet of
' commercial lumber.      Containing some
i of   best   land  left  in   United   States.
j Large Map showing  land   by   suctions
and   Description   of soil, climate, rain-
| fall,   elevations,   etc.     Postpaid   One
Dollar.     Grant   Lands   Locating   Co.,  '
I Box fill), Portland, Oregon.
Certificate of Improvements
HAZELTON MINERAL CLAIM, situate   in   the   Omineca Mining Division
I of Omineca District.
Where located:  -On Nine-Mile Moun-
tain, on the Babine trail.
TAKE   NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy I
' and George Railson,   per   his   attorney I
j Thomas   Railson.   Free Miner's Certificates Nos. 9832613, 48187B, and 41806B,
respectively,intend sixty days from the
date hereof,   to  apply  to  the Mining;
! Recorder   for a Certificate of Improve-1
ments, for the purpose of  obtaining  n '
i Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that  action,
| under section 85, must be commenced j
before the issuance of such  Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated June 16, 1917.
42-50 Per T. Railson, Atty.; j
Steamers sailing between Skagway,  Juneau,
Wrangell,  Ketchikan,  Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Leave Prince Rupert for Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle,
Thursday at 12 midnight. For Anyox Wednesday at 12 midnight. For
Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, Wednesday, April 4th, 18th;
May 2nd, 36th, 30th,at 1 P.M.    Fortnightly sailings to Queen Charlotte
Island points.
Arrive Prince Rupert from the South every Wednesday at 10:80 A. M.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound 7:10 p. M. Wednesday and
Saturday. Mixed 1:56 r.M. Tuesday. Wayfreight 12:80 P.M. Saturday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Westbound at 9:46 A.M. Tuesday and
Thursday.   Mixed train 6 a.m. Sunday. Wayfreight 11:35 a.m. Sunday.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl,Asit.0��n,Freluhtand Pfutonifar Aiwit,Prince Rupert, III'.
War Savings Certificates
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J'N.  9.  1917
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London: The manner in which j
British aviators dominated thei
air during: the battle of Messines
ridge on Thursday and completely
smothered the German aviators'
for the time being is one of the .
most thrilling and remarkable!
stories of the war. Hundreds of j
British planes were well behind |
the German lines when the battle;
broke into fury at dawn.
The German army under Crown
Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria has
apparently not recovered from
the blow made against its lines
south of Ypres on Thursday.
The Huns are not making any
serious attempts to recapture the
important positions lost to the
British in the great battle. The
Germans captured number more
than seven thousand.
Canadians made a raid last
night and took 150 prisoners
south of Lens.
Rome: Austrian attacks were
repeated last night in the Gorizia
area, in Vodice and nearby sectors,
but were repulsed with heavy
losses to the Austrians.
Petrograd: In the Carpathians
northwest of Ravlovka, Russians
attacked the Austrians, driving
them from their trenches. A
German airplane was brought
down near Kozov.
The demand for punishmsnt of
the former czar is growing in
Russia. Crews of battleships
adopt resolutions requiring the
imprisonment of the deposed
emperor at Kronstadt. They
threaten force.if their demand is
refused. The suggestion,started
by extremists, is meeting with
widespread approval.
The Huns' plea for armistice is
scorned by the workmen's and
soldiers' delegates, which appeal
to the army not to listen to the
blandishments of the Germans.
Copenhagen: Death notices in
German newspapers indicate the
terrible toll the western battle
is taking among German aviators.
Submarine losses are not allowed
to be mentioned.
Ottawa: The conscription wing
of the Liberals is prepared to
support the government measure
but not to merge completely with
the Conservative party. The
reorganization will probably be
within the Conservative party.
An election is believed inevitable.
The Liberals are radically split.
Toronto: At a big Liberal
meeting on Saturday night Dr.
Clark, representing the Liberal
members of parliament from
Western Canada, and N. W.
Rowell, representing the Liberals
of Ontario and the maritime
provinces, declared they would
give support to the government
on the conscription issue. They
expressed poignant regret in
definitely denouncing the leadership of Laurier. Graham, Clark
and Carvell are mentioned as
possible leaders of the Liberal
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London: Britain has sent a
note to Russia in reply to the
latter's request for a statement
of British war aims. The note
has not yet been made public,but
it is stated to be in general
agreement with Wilson's note to
The day of party politics is past
and the new phase of theCanadian
situation is a direct result of the
Imperial conference, says the
Times. The Gazette says Dr.
Clark may succeed Laurier. The
Liberal leader's resignation is not
a solution of the problem, however.
Lloyd George has invited the
factionists t o nominate their
representatives to settle the Irish
question. Thegovernmentprefers
that the convention nominate its
chairman from its own personnel.
England earnestly desires a final
settlement of Ireland's  troubles.
Two hostile planes werebrought
down near Dover yesterday.
Since the beginning of the war
Britain has borrowed two billion
dollars from the  United  States.
There is no news from the
British western front.
Paris: There was artillery
activity last night north of the
Somme. A German raid west of
Cerny was repulsed.
A first contingent of A.nerican
officers of Pershing's staff has
arrived to prepare for American
Rome: Italians have resumed
the offensive, capturing Monte
Ortigara, east of Cima Undice,
in the Angello pass.
Washington : State secrets
have been divulged, a traitor or
spy having given out confidential
naval information, says Daniels.
Congress and senate have taken
steps to curtail the manufacture
of all alcoholic spirits.
Ottawa: The terms of the
conscription act have been made
public, the measure being introduced in the house by the premier.
Ten distinct classes are set out,
from which drafts will be made.
The first class drawn on will
comprise men born since 1894.
Two men will sit as an exemption
board in each locality, one being
chosen bv the senior county court
judge and the other hy parliament. An appeal tribunal is to
be established.
Athens: King Constantine of
Greece abdicated yesterday. The
king took this step as a consequence of the landing of Allied
troops this week in Greece and
the assumption by the French
government of the administration
of food in Grence. Constantino
abdicated in favor of his son,
Prince Alexander.
London: From enemy sources
comes conviction that Russia's
long-awaited activity on the east
front has begun. Both German
and Austrian newspapers predict
a Russian offensive is imminent.
London attaches muchimportance
to these reports, especially in
view of the fact that they emanate from the enemy. The Allies
are not likely to announce the
start of a Russian offensive until
it is well under way.
London : North of Neuve
Chapelle we successfully raided
enemy positions and captured
prisoners. East of Armentieres,
south of Neuve Chapelle and
north of Ypres, hostile raiders
were repulsed and a number of
the enemy  killed and captured.
Paris: Violent artillery duels
are reported in the region of
Californie plateau, on the Aisne
front, and in Champagne.
Revenue receipts and sales of
national defence bonds are steadily
increasing. One hundred billion
francs have been voted in the
war. A new series of measures
will bring billions of francs.
Rome: Italians have begun an
offensive in the region southeast
of Trent and have captured two
important points from the enemy.
Austrian heavy batteries in the
upper valleys of the Astico and
the Assa were bombarded by an
Italian aerial squadron.
Ottawa: Officers who have
returned are not exempt^ and
those who have not seen service
at the front come under the
conscription law.
Liberals will hold a caucus, to
discuss the terms of the conscription measure. The party is not
united in opposition,1 a number of
Ontario and western members
supporting the bill.
The premier said Canadian
casualties exceed enlistments and
Canada is definitely pledged to
place half a million men in the
field. Compulsion is absolutely
necessary if the Dominion is to
do her part. He asked that
debate on the measure be fair
and in moderation.
Christiania: The Russian revolution was just in time to prevent
a separate peace plan. The
Russian Socialist leader warns
against any attempt to hinder
Germany's defeat. The enemy
must be forced to give up their
Berlin-to Bagdad scheme.
Cadiz: A Spanish torpedoboat
discovered the German submarine
U-52 disabled from a gunshot in
her engines. She will be interned.
London: Fifteen German airplanes made a daylight raid over
London.' Forty-nine persons were
killed and 200 injured. A bomb
was dropped on a school, killing
ten children and injuring fifty.
Aviators and anti-aircraft guns
attacked the invaders. One German machine was brought down.
The British are still in pursuit.
Shipping losses were larger in
the last week. Submarines sank
22 vessels of over 1600 tons.
Many U-boats were fought off.
Another Allied drive seems to
be at hand. The lull following
the Messines blast is not likely
to last long. Fighting is going
on in the open in the Ypres sector.
Paris: The city is frantic with
enthusiasm. Massed throngs,
waving American and French
flags, greeted Pershing and staff.
The American general will operate under General Petain, the
French generalissimo, and not
under the British commander.
Petrograd: Our batteries shelled the village of Meersishki,three
miles north of Trerotch.and caused a big fire. There were the usual
fusilades on the Roumanian front.
On the Caucasian front, east of
Kasrishirn, Kurds attacked our
transport and were beaten off.
Copenhagen: Herr von Hey-
debrand, in the reichstag, said
Britain was the weakest of the
Allies and two months would finish her.
The movement for reform is
dead in Germany. Nothing toward the modernization of the
diet is being done.
New York: Ludwig Lore.sec-
retary of German federation
Socialists in the U. S. announces
that a revolution will be started
by many German citizens on
Sept. 27.
It is believed here that Norway
is on the brink of war with the
Huns. Heads of families are
petitioning that they be allowed
to fight the German menace
Washington : Germany has
notified the U.S. that she regards
the 74 sailors brought in by the
Moewe as prisoners of war.
Ottawa: There are 760,453
single men' between 20 and 45
and 833,096 married men of the
same age in Canada.
Laurier asks the premier to defer the second reading of the
conscription bill, which is likely
to come up in the commons next
London: Important sections
of the German front between the
Lys River and St. Yves have
been abandoned by the enemy.
The German line in Belgium is
crumbling under the new British
offensive. Evidence of this appears today in the announcement
of a German retreat on a front of
approximately two miles, southeast of Warneton.
The German zeppelin L-43 was
destroyed yesterday over the
North Sea by the British.
A total of 97 persons were
killed and 439 injured in the
aerial raid over London.
Fort Saliff.on the east shore of
the Red Sea, has been captured
by the British.
Athens: Constantine left Athens late yesterday to embark on a
British warship. He was accompanied by the former queen, the
crown prince and the other members of his family.
Constantine's abdication has
created a painful impression at
German headquarters. The Kaiser sent Constantine'and^Sophia
a message of sympathy.
Entente forces are landing at
Piraeus and Castella. Troops
have occupied the heights near
Phalerum, while othersare marching on Athens.
Montreal: French - Canadian
members' lives have been threatened by anti - conscriptionists.
Nothing will move Blondin from
his favorable attitude towards
the measure.
New York: Northcliffe says
Germany will continue to make
air raids until reprisals are made.
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