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VOL. V, NO. 3
J.N.Carr, of Smithers, arrived
on Wednesday's train.
Jack Brewer,  of Burns Lake,
is a visitor in Hazelton.
W.W.Perry, of First Cabin, was
among Tuesday's arrivals.
A. D. MacKay, who now lives
at Houston, is here for a few
Frank Treanor and J.C.Laing,
of Lake Kathlyn, came to town
Thomas King, forest guard on
Tacla Lake, returned to Hazelton
on Thursday.
George Lapointe was fined $20
and costs for being drunk on the
Indian reserve.
Marius Pederson and Emil Olson returned on Monday from the
Ingineca district.
A. H. Mclsaac, of Kitwangar,
was in town for a day or two
early in the week.
Government Agent Hoskins is
paying an official visit to the
Bulkley Valley towns.
One hundred men are engaged
in track work on the railway
west of South Hazelton.
S.H.Hoskins sent a fine exhibit
of vegetables from his garden
for display at Telkwa fair.
James MacKay left on Thursday with an automobile party for
the Bulkley Valley fair at Telkwa.
Howard Guest, of the forestry
service, returned on Wednesday
from his summer's work on
Babine Lake.
Dean John P. Sargent arrived
from Qu'Appelle on Wednesday.
He will spend the winter with
his son, It. S. Sargent.
The Sunrise people have every
reason to be satisfied with the
smelter returns for the first car
of ore shipped from the property,
the value being $90 a ton. Another car is now on the way to
For breaking a lock and illegally taking the ferry scow across
the river, John Lee was sentenced to thirty days in jail.
Hubert Cassidy, who was with
him, was allowed to go on suspended sentence.
Jack Frost, who is stretcher
bearer in the famous 16th Bat
talion, is the latest Hazelton man
to figure in the list of wounded.
His injuries are not serious.
"Spot" Middleton has recovered
from his wounds, and is with the
Paris: Great activity on the
part of the Germans is reported
from Alsace, and it is feared the
Kaiser's forces may attempt an
invasion of Switzerland, with the
intention of attacking France on
the unprotected frontier.
Petrograd: The river Stchara
has been reached and crossed by
the enemy, and it appears probable that Vilna will fall into their
hands. The evacuation of the
city has been expected.
The evacuation of government
institutions has been completed
and factories are being removed.
Thousands of workmen already
have left. The supply of sugar
has been exhausted and the price
of various commodities has been
doubled. Newspapers have suspended publication.
Russian troops scored another
success in the battle along the
railway between Kobrin and
Munsk,  where the enemy was
driven back towards the village
of Roudakrasnovia, with heavy
loss in killed and wounded, the
Russians taking 2000 prisoners
and four guns.
In another action at Gontava
the Russians captured twelve
officers, 540 men and three machine guns.
The enemy is in retreat from
the Stripa, after losing at Vanov-
ka fourteen officers and 1800
Along the rest of the eastern
front there has been little change
in the situation. The German
center has made a further slight
advance and must be nearingthe
railway east of Pinsk, possession
of which woul<�� separate the
northern wings of the Russian
armies operating on either side
of the Pripet marshes. The Russians have always affected to
disregard such a contingency,
however,claiming the two armies
are able to operate independently
of each other, and consequently
continue their offensive from a
point east of Kovel through Galicia to the Roumanian frontier.
Athens: Although there is a
strong opposition to the Turkish
agreement, the premier of Bulgaria, addressing foreign ministers at Sofia, said public opinion
in Bulgaria would not sanction
any attack on Turkey.
Paris: It is announced that
twelve hundredRussian factories,
employing over 100,000 men, are
now engaged in the manufacture
of war munitions. New factories
are being built in Japan to aid in
supplying ammunition to Russia.
Nish: In a renewed offensive
against Servia, the Austrians
have made three futile attempts
'to cross the Save river, bsing
repulsed with heavy loss on each
The ball team will leave on
Wednesday, to play three games
with Prince Rupert, as a feature
of the Fair program. "Doc"
Rock will be unable to make the
trip, but the addition of Pitcher
McGuire and "Red" Gaunitz, of
Prince George, will give the
Tigers a line up which should
maintain the good record of the
local ball-tossers.
The single fare rate on the
railway will be taken advantage
of by many people from this district who wish to see the boys in
action again and at the same
time take in the big fair.
Stef ansson Heard From
Ottawa, Sept. 18:���A report
from Stef ansson, the explorer who
was thought to be lost in the
Arctic, shows that he has been
surveying new lands in 78 N.,
117 W., north of Prince Patrick
Island. He is continuing his
', SEPT. 13      J
The Russian Campaign
London: There is still no sign
of waning in battles which are
being fought along the eastern
front, which now runs almost
directly north and south from
Riga to the Roumanian frontier.
From Riga southward to the
Galician border the Germans and
Austrians, who are continually
receiving reinforcements and
munitions by railway and river,
are endeavoring to force their
way to the Dvina and the main
railway lines. The Russians continue their offensive and, according to their accounts, with most
excellent results. The Austro-
German offensive is making slow
but steady headway, particularly
along the road to Slonim and
The Germans' big effort, it is
expected, will be made against
Vilna and Dvinsk, westward of
which towns heavy engagements
are being fought. Having reached the Dvina at Friederichstadt
and driven the Russians across
the river, the Germans are in a
better position to advance on
Dvinsk as there is no danger of
any outflanking movement. The
slowness of operations probably
is due largely to the condition of
the country and the heavy roads.
Every day's delay is giving the
Russians time to make preparations for greater resistance on
chosen lines, protected by swollen
rivers and marshes.
The Russians are increasing
their activities in the Caucasus
and it is believed the arrival of
Grand Duke Nicholas will be the
signal for more important operations, which will lessen the burden of the Allies who are trying
to force the Dardanelles. There
are no reports from the Allies
on the latter front for upwards of
of a week, although it is apparent
from the Turkish reports that
there has been considerable
Another Aerial Raid
London : Another Zeppelin
raid on the east coast was attempted last night, according to
an official statement. Bombs
were dropped, but there were no
casualties and no damage done.
Great Britain's reply to the
three aerial raids of the last week
is an addition of 50,000 recruits
to the new army.
Troopship On Fire
Halifax: A wireless message
reports the French steamer Santa Anna, New York to Marseilles,
with 1700 Italian reservists a-
board, on fire in mid-Atlantic.
She carries no munitions, but has
a large cargo of merchandise.
War Notes
Rome: All Bulgarian reservists in Italy have been recalled
to the colors.
Paris: The French submarine
Papin has sunk an Austrian destroyer in the Adriatic.
Turks May Retire
London: The belief that the
end of the Dardanelles campaign
is in sight is strengthened by reports that the Turks are burning
their villages on the Asiatic side
of the straits, evidently in preparation for the abandonment of
their positions. The Allies' bombardment of the Turkish fortifications on the Asiatic side has
been most successful, the Turkish
batteries having been reduced to
Today a heavy bombardment
of the Turkish positions on the
Gallipoli peninsula is in progress,
covering the landing of a new
army, believed to consist of
Italian forces.
Big Guns Busy
Paris: Reports from the western battlefront indicate that the
artillery continues its activity,
but no important infantry engagements are mentioned. The
(Continued on Page Four)
Recruits Leave on 28th
Acting for the military authorities, Goverment Agent Hoskins
has received fourteen enlistments
for the pioneers' battalion, but
as recruiting for that corps has
been suspended, a majority of the
local men have decided to join
the 67th (Western Scots). Lieut.
Cooke, who was to take the
detaehment to the coast on the
22nd, now wires that the Interior
men cannot leave until Sept. 28.
The recruits are naturally impatient over the delay, for which
the local authorities are in no
way responsible.
Building Activity
Ruddy & MacKay are building
a garage for their new motor car.
C. V. Smith's new  warehouse
has been completed.
The building on the corner opposite the drugstore is being remodelled. It will be occupied by
Mr. and Mrs. Glassey.
Stephenson & Crum have completed the new roof on police
headquarters and are now building a brick chimney on the
government office, which is also
to be shingled.
The seven-room dwelling on
the Cunningham property is near-
ing completion.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"The Calling of Matthew."
Special music will be furnished.
All are cordially invited.
Charles Brown, R. Anderson
and H. Nelson were among the
arrivals from Prince Rupert during the week. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1915
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
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A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
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Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, September 18, 1915.
No. 3
An organization of which Canada may well be proud is the
Canadian Red Cross Society, the efforts of which have elicited high
praise from British authorities.   The London Telegraph says:
"While Canadian troops are performing their part at the front,
statistics which have just been completed show that the  Dominion
is nobly following her sons with equipment for the alleviation of
suffering.   The Canadian Red Cross Society, of which the Duke of1 ~
Connaught is patron, is doing magnificent work,   thanks to thej^
The Favorite    SARGENT'S     ^ ^**
Shopping place
Others Follow
generous response to its appeals throughout Canada."
The chief efforts of the Red Cross, of course, are in the direction
of hospital work, and the Canadian society now has in commission
in France and England five general hospitals, each containg 1,040
beds, with equipment unsurpassed by the hospitals of any natior.
Each of the general hospitals has a staff of 314 officers, nurses and
In addition to the general hospitals the Canadian Red Cross has
four stationary hospitals, each having 400 beds, with a staff of 165.
There are also three clearing stations, with 200 beds each, and four
other hospitals, with a capacity for 3525 patients, as well as a
mobile laboratory, dressing stations, depots of medical stores,   etc.
The Canadian Red Cross looks after every Canadian who
returns wounded, no matter what hospital he may be sent to, and sees
that his wants are supplied. The society also pays attention to the
1300 Canadians who are in various German internment camps. Each
of these prisoners of war receives a box of food every fortnight,
besides bread, which is baked in Switzerland and sent weekly.
In many ways the Red Cross has proved a blessing to the
Canadian soldiers, earning the whole-hearted support of the people
of the Dominion, and we trust the proposal to organize a branch
of the society in Hazelton will meet with every encouragement.
A great grain expert definitely
announced some fifty years ago,
that wheat could never be grown
profitably in North America outside the valleys of the Mississippi
and Ohio, and that its production ' moved, and the flower is ready
north of the Great Lakes was I to be fertilized with pollen taken
Crossbreeding the wheat berry
requires infinite care and much
time. The covering chaff must
be separated from one of the tiny
wheat flowers that has not reached maturity. With a pair of
tiny forceps the anthers are re-
Quf laft advertisement concerned the
preserving of fruit, etc.
We have also food and clothing to
preserve the body���If you take good
care   of  it,   it   may  last   a   long
Dry Goods���Rugs���Window Blinds
Ladies' Cashmere Hosiery
Infants' Wool Shawls
School Supplies, Scribblers,
Erasers, Etc.
Big Assortment of Flags Jus!
About the same year a Scotchman, David Fife, living in "Canada West "���now Ontario���received a little seed wheat from a
cargo that had reached Glasgow
straight from Dantzic. He sowed
it in the spring, but it proved to
be winter wheat, and none of it
ripened save three ears, apparently from a single plant. Fife
planted this seed the next spring
and got such splendid results
from his experiment that he
persisted, year after year. That
was the origin of Red Fife, the
famous Canadian wheat, which
marked, perhaps, the first step
of importance in the northward
movement of the grain belt.
Years of patient experimenting
followed���with wheats from Siberia, India, the Himalayas, and
from Lake Ladoga, north of the
Russian capital, six hundred
miles higher latitude than Winnipeg. This Ladoga wheat, particularly, was crossbred with the
Red Fife, and finally the early
ripening grain that was sought
was achieved.
from another variety. After this
is done the flower case is closed
as before, and is tied up in a
little paper bag attached to a
bamboo cane, to hold it upright
and protect it until harvest time.
Six years' experimenting produced about seven hundred kernels half a teacupful��� the result
of five thousand flowers carefully
From these crosses sprang the
several wheats now widely grown
in the Canadian Northwest. They
ripen from four to twelve days
earlier, but the days thus gained
in this campaign to the northward means hundreds of miles
and millions of bushels. Experimenting continues diligently. It
has been predicted that in ten
years more Canada promises to
completely change the conditions
of the wheat markets of the
A three-inch steel cable with a
rope core that has been manufactured for hoisting in a mine in
Cuba withstood a pulling test of
about 386 tons.
costs $1 and no more to join the
N. B. C. Agricultural and Industrial Assn., payable at any time
before October 1st next.
The Government base the Fair,
grant each year on Membership
450 was the membership for
1914, $400 the Goverment grant,
and 1000 members is the number,
wanted for 1915, which means a
corresponding increase in the
Government grant for 1916.
Your dollars mean a better and
larger Fair.
Your dollar means more dollars
spent on the Fair in September
Your dollars will aid development, increase payrolls and bring
profit and prosperity to yourself
and your community.
to the Secretary, P. O. Box 1657,
Prince Rupert, as one of those
who are boosting for a prosperous Northland.
Or hand your subscription in at
The Miner office.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princeu Alice" or "Prince*.  Sophia"   lenvei Prince Rupert every
SATURDAY at 6 p. m.     S. S. "Princeu Maquinna" leave!
Prince Rupert every Sunday at 6 p.m.
J. G. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, B. C.
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The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
Paid up Capital $1,600,000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company, whose address is Winnipeg, Man., will apply for
a license to take and use 120 acre feet
per annum of water out of Mosquito
Lake, also known as Bigelow Lake.
The water will be diverted from the
Lake at a point about 1,000 feet south
of the N.W. corner of the S.W. i Lot
4266, T.4, R.5, Coast District, and will
be used for Railway purposes. This
notice was posted on the ground on the
16th day of July, 1915. A copy of this
notice and an application pursuant
thereto and to the "Water Act, 1914,"
will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Hazelton, B.C. Objections
to the application may be filed with the
said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria, B.C., within thirty
days after the first appearance of this
notice in a local newspaper. The date
of the first publication of this notice is
August 28, 1916.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Co.,
52-3 By H.H.Hansard, Agent.
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Charles F. Law, of
Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted on the
north shore of Tacla Lake, one mile
east of Driftwood River, thence 80
chains west, 40 chains north, 80 chains
east, 40 chains south to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more
or less.
July 24, 1915. Charles F. Law.
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Frank Wooliver,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on
the north shore of Tacla Lake, one
mile east of Driftwood River, thence
south 80 chains, east 40 chains, north
80 chains, west 40 chains, to point of
commencementi containing 320 acres
more or less.
July 24, 1915. Frank Wooliver,
The Miner is two dollars a vear.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the ; Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
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 ii fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for arc 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
furniBh 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, bucR
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 $10.0C 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.
To George Fryer and H. A. Wllion, or to any
person ir persons to whom you or either of you
may have transferred your Interests. Take notice
that I, the undersigned co-owner with yon In tho
North Slur No. 1 and North Star No. 2 Mineral
Claims, situated on Skeena mountain, In the
Hazelton Mining Division of Omineca District,
Province of Hritish Columbia, have done the
required amount of work on the nbovo mentioned
claims for the year ending August 22, 1916, In
order to hold the same under section 24 of the
Mineral Act, and if within 90 days of tho publication of this notice you fall or refuse to contribute
$186.67, your portion of BUch expenditure, together
with the costs of this advertisement, your Interests
In tho said mlnoral claims will become the property
of the undersigned, under section 28 of the
Mineral Act. M-12
Dated at Skeena Crossing, B.C., this 28th day
of August, 1915. M.H.Jamleson, Co-owner,
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Russia is forming a new war
Chicago claims a population of
An increase in import duties in
Great Britain is predicted.
Great Britain has shipped $150, -
000,000 in gold to New York.
Senator Sir Charles Boucher de
Boucherville is dead, aged 94.
A series of earthquakes shook
all Central America last week.
Eight  Canadian   members of
parliament are on active service.
More floods,   which  did great
damage, are reported in Kansas\
Sir William Van Home, former
president of the C.P.R., is dead.
Much valuable timber is being
destroyed by forest fires in Al-
An   anti-German union,  with
headquarters in London, is being j
Sir Wilfrid Laurier is recovering from the effects of his recent
The Canadian trades and labor
congress will meet in Vancouver
next week.
Byron N. White, formerly prominent in mining in Slocan, is dead
in Spokane.
British and Canadian troops
now hold 100 miles of the western battlefront.
The Trail smelter management
has begun work on its new zinc
reduction plant.
United States troops are now
patrolling the entire Mexican
border of Texas.
Swiss reports say many Germans are depositing thoir gold in
neutral countries.
Seven harvesters were burned
in a fire which destroyed a barn
near Brandon, Man.
Charles Le Roy, of Vancouver,
who was born in France, has
attained his 102ml year.
The trial of the ex-ministers in
Manitoba is in progress, and will
probably last a fortnight.
The Duke of Connaught and
suite are visiting the training
camps in British Columbia.
A schooner loaded with gasoline and oil blew up near Halifax.
Three of the crew were killed.
British Columbia has contributed over half a million to the
patriotic fund.   More is required.
Four children named Wolfsohn
were burned in a fire which destroyed their home near Lorette,
Australia's members of parliament have pledged themselves
never again to purchase German
Ohio manufacturers have received an order from Russia for
three million rifles, to cost $80,-
A report that Villa was assassinated in Chihuahua at the instance  of  General   Urbina,    is
denied by his agents, who state
their chief has caused the execution of Urbina for accepting a
It is now regarded as probable
that Carranza will be recognized
as head of the Mexican government.
In Prince George a rumor that
the federal government is to take
over the G.T.P. has gained currency.
New orders for war munitions
and supplies, aggregating millions
of dollars, are being placed in
Several slight earthquakes have
been felt at Nome lately and two
peaks of the Sawtooth range are
Autumn rains have ended the
forest fires which raged for
weeks in the southern part of the
The provincial government will
extend the lime for the redemption of lands sold for taxes to
two years.
An Austrian dealer was sentenced to 15 years' imprisonment
for supplying inferior shoes to
the troops.
In Victoria a movement is on
foot for the organization of a
province - wide association o f
A heavy rain in Manitoba last
week interrupted harvesting and
threshing operations, but caused
no serious loss.
"Willie" Johnson won the title
of national tennis champion from
Maurice McLoughlin in a hard-
fought contest.
A woman 72 years old attempted to reach San Francisco as a
stowaway on the liner Korea,
from Honolulu.
The mines and plants of the
Arizona Copper Co. are closed
down, 8000 men being on strike
for higher wages.
The provincial Liberal organization has declared in favor of
the proposed referendum on the
question of prohibition.
Roumania has ordered a partial
mobilization of her forces, in
consequence of the concentration
of Austrian troops in Transylvania.
Subscriptions for British Columbia's war hospital already
exceed the minimum amount
asked for, and will probably reach
An excursion party of Detroit
liquor dealers was refused permission to land at Goderich, Ont,
there being a number of Germans
on the boat.
Lloyd George declares that
national service for munition
workers is necessary, owing to
interference with the output by
union delegates.
The Sheik-ul-Islam, head of the
Mohammedan church, has resigned, presumably owing to the
failure of the "Holy War" he
declared against the Allies.
Incapacitated prisoners, released from Germany, state that
British soldiers interned in the
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
1 IVFRY nnA ST4 CFV We are Prepared to supply private
LtlVLrlYl UflU alrlULuJ and public conveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
G. Walker g connection General Blacksmith
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care for Storage or  Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Three Trains Weekly
To Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, St. Paul,
Chicago, Eastern Canada & U.S., Monday, Thursday
Saturday 6:08 p.m.
THRFF RftAT\ WFFK1 Y To Vancouver- Victoria, Seattle,
1 ni\��L Dun 1J ��� LLlYL I San Francisco San Diego Exposition
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10:00 a. m. from Prince Rupert
Full particulars cheerfully furnished by Local Agent or
enemy's country suffer from lack
of food. They ask that parcels
of plain and substantial food be
Gustav Stahl, the German who
swore he had seen guns mounted
on the Lusitania, has been sentenced in New York to a year's
imprisonment for perjury.
J.J.Hill is acting with J.P.Morgan & Co. in negotiating the
proposed loan of a billion dollars
to the Allies. He declares that
unless the credit is secured, American trade will be paralyzed,
and the surplus crop of the United
States will find no market. Pro-
Germans are making every effort
io prevent the success of the loan.
Hazelton Coffee
Opposite Police Office
No other place
can surpass us
Fresh Bread Every Day
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building, 57t Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 18SI7 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
(Diversion and Use.)
TAKE NOTICE that Sydney Child,
whose address is P. O. Box 283, Victoria, B. C, will apply for a licence to
take and use fifty inches of water out
of Lost Creek Lake, which drains into
Manson Creek, about three miles from
Manson town. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point at the
West end, about 100 yards from Lost
Creek Trail, and will be used for mining
purpose upon the placer land described
as Lease No. 273, Manson Creek, "Mosquito Bar." This notice was posted on
the ground on the 2nd day of August,
1916. A copy of this notice and application pursuant thereto and to the
"Water Act, 1914," will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Hazelton, B.C. Objections to the application
may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days of
the first appearance of this notice in a
local newspaper.
Wild Government land in the Omineca
Mining Division of B.C.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is August 21st, 1916
Sydney Child, Applicant.
60-3 By Francis T. Child, Agent.
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. This rate includes oflice consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Haxelton
at the Post Ollice or the DrUK Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victo.ia, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.  New Hazelton.
B. C L.
Fort George
Watch Repairing
O. A. RAGSTAD,    Smithers
Orders may be left at Noel 8t Rock's, Hajelton THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 1915
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violent bom barr] merit maintained j Bourkanovsky wood and the  vil-
by the Allies'guns has  silenced [ lage of Zlotniki.   Toward evening
the German   batteries  at Mont- our troops reached the entangle-
Squadrons of French aviators
have bombarded the railway
stations and military depots at
Bensdorff, Chatel, in Argonne,
and Langemarcke.
Enemy's Great Losses
Petrograd: It is reported that
the losses of the enemy in Russia
in the last two months aggregate
465,000 men.
Successes attending theRussian
arms at various points on the
front have increased the feeling
of confidence, and although Von
Hindenburg still threatens the
railway near Dvinsk, no alarm is
felt. The campaign in Courland
is proving very costly to the
Germans, and is likely to prove
Santa Anna Safe
New York: The steamer Santa Anna, which took fire yesterday, 1000 miles southeast of
Halifax, is believed to be safe.
Tne fire has been brought under
control, and'the vessel is proceeding to the Azores, under convoy
of steamers which answered her
wireless call. It is believed the
fire was caused by a fire bomb.
ments and dislodged the enemy
from his trenches, captured the
village and wood, and crossed the
river Stripa at the heels of the
enemy. We took over 3500 prisoners. We have dislodged the
Germans from Barguelichkl and
Ketcherjichka, northeast of Svi-
entziany. At the fords of the
river Viliya, in the region east
of the Warsaw railway, the
enemy has been thrown back by
our fire."
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Heavy Firing in North Sea
London: A despatch to Reuter's Telegram Co. from Maasluis,
Holland, says: "Heavy firing can
be heard in a westerly direction.
It commenced at nine o'clock last
evening and by ten o'clock had
become so violent that windows
both here and at the Hook of
Holland were set rattling."
Maasluis and the Hook of Holland are on the North Sea, to the
west of Rotterdam.
Russians Doing Well
Petrograd: Over six thousand
Austro-Germans have been captured by the Russian forces in
the fighting of the last few days
on a part of their front, exclusive
of killed and wounded, indicating
that the Czar's armies are more
than holding their own against
the enemy. Certain vantage
points have changed hands daily,
but the Russians appear to have
always the best of the argument.
The fighting is chiefly confined
to the rifle and bayonet, and In
these struggles the Teutonic allies
have invariably been driven back
with heavy losses. The war
office admits that in one encounter the Russians were unable to
stem the advance of the enemy,
but not before they had taken
prisoners between two and three
thousand men.
The official statementsays: "As
a result of the occupation of an
enemy position near the villages
of Korablitchtcha and Pogoriel-
tzty, northeast of Dubno, we
took one gun, seven machine
guns and 57 officers and 2,593
soldiers. By counter attacks,
which followed, our troops were
thrown back. In an engagement
in the region of Gliadki and Vor-
odievka, northwest of Tarnopol,
we captured five officers and 547
men and two machine guns. The
village of Vorodievka and a wood
to the north are changing hands
K of K is Optimistic
London: Justifying Kitchener's optimistic remarks in parliament regarding Russia, the Czar's
troops are assuming the offensive
at many points. Stubborn battles
are in progress along the battle-
front from Riga to the Roumanian
border. While towards the north
the Germans are advancing slowly, their rush in Poland appears
to be checked by the Russians,
and in the south the Austrians
are being driven further back.
Hopes are rising that Lord
Kitchener was also justified in his
declaration that Germany had
shot her bolt.
Russia's decision to attach the
reserves and territorials to the
colors is regarded as highly important, as adding 8,000,000 men
to her active strength.
Russians Doing Well
Petrograd: The Teutonic allies
have been hammered back along
a front of 220 miles. Between
the Pripet marshes and the
Dniester Cossacks routed the
Austrians, destroying a battalion.
Two Austrian regiments were
surrounded in aswampand forced
to surrender.
Balkan Situation
Paris : Bulgaria's attitude,
apparently favoring the enemy,
is regarded with some anxiety.
Reports from Sofia, however, say
the levies of the 1912 class have
been discharged from the colors.
Leaders of the Bulgarian op
position are preparing to appeal
to the country against the agreement with Turkey and in favor
of a rapprochement with the
Further Greek troops have been
called to the colors.
Paris: The Servian army, according to a statement by Premier
Pachitch, is now reorganized and
ready to cope with any effort
Germany can make on the Danube. The enemy would require
450,000 men to make an attempt.
Aerial Battles in West
London: An official report by
Sir John French states that there
has been no change in the situation on the western front, although the artillery activity
During the last week there
have been 21 aerial battles over
the German lines, eleven hostile
planes being brought to the
The Dardanelles
Athens: British marines distinguished themselves in a desperate fight at the southern end
of the Gallipoli peninsula, where
the heavy raking fire of the war-
fierce attacks by superior forces
of the enemy.
Italians at Saros have cut off
the Turkish forces operating on
the west side of the peninsula.
Constantinople advices say
government institutions and the
Ottoman bank are preparing to
remove to the interior of Asia
Too Soon for Peace
Rome: Hopes of peace entertained by the Vatican have been
dissipated by the announcement
of Lord Robert Cecil in the British parliament, that no peace
proposals had been received and
none would be acceptable.
Santa Anna Safe
London: The steamer Santa
Anna has arrived at St. Michael's,
in the Azores. The fire in her
hold has been extinguished. Her
passengers, including 1700 Italian
reservists, were safely transferred to the Ancona at sea.
Contraband Forfeited
London: Chicago meat packers
lose fifteen million dollars by the
condemnation of cargoes of meat
by a prize court.
Rubber shipments for Germany
have been seized, described in the
(manifests as gum.
It is announced that drugs and
chemicals may be shipped from
Germany to the United States.
War Notes
Paris: Four hundred thousand
youths of eighteen and nineteen
have been called to the colors in
London: Heavy fighting continues in the Dardanelles. A
British submarine has Deen sunk
in this campaign.
Sir Percy Scott is organizing
London's defences against aerial
Two Austrian torpedo boats
were sunk, all on board being
"Desperate engagements have j ships drove the Turks from their
developed on the Stripa, west of i trenches, which were occupied
Trembowla, in the region of the'by the marines and held, despite
Rupert Fair Notes
Entries for the coming fair are
coming in rapidly, and from every
district in Northern B.C. From
all indications the space allowed
Agricultural and Mining exhibits
will have to be increased.
Additions have been made to
the 1915 Prize list, in several
classes, and medals for rifle
shooting in particular are offered
for competition. The Directors
deserve praise for encouraging
rifle shooting in these strenuous
times, when it is essential that
every citizen should know how
to handle a rifle.
Prizes for photography and
several other subjects have also
been added.
A bar of silver, the product of
the Harris mines, Hazelton, which
lhe Harris Bros, have presented
to the association through the
board of trade, for the purpose
of having a permanent mining
trophy made for yearly competition, will be manufactured into a
trophy as soon as possible, if not
for this year's fair, and it is expected that it will form an added
prize for the best district mineral
exhibit from any part of northern B.C. This bar of silver was
the first to be produced at Hazelton. The cup will be a novelty,
and should go a long way toward
creating competitive interest in
mining exhibits amongst the
various districts of the north.
Canada's Big Crop
Ottawa, Sept.13:���In a bulletin
issued today the Census and Statistics Office publishes its annual
preliminary estimate of the production in Canada of the principal
grain crops.
The preliminary estimate of
this year's wheat crop in Canada
is a total of 308,839,800 bushels
from 12,986,400 acres, representing an average yield per acre of
23.78 bushels. This total is 147,-
559,800 bushels, or 91 per cent in
excess of of last year's inferior
yield of 161,280,000, or 31 per
cent }n excess of the previous
highest yield of 231,717.000 bushels in 1913, and 112,814,000 bushels, or 58 per cent in excess of
the average yield of 196,200,000
bushels for the five years 1910 to
1914. In acreage, the average
yield per acre, and in total yield,
the present estimate is the highest on record for Canada.
Of oats the total yield for 1915
is estimated at 488,000,000 bushels from 11,385,000 acres, an
average yield per. acre of 42.94
Saw Prince George Fair
Rev. W. M. Scott returned
yesterday from Prince George,
where he attended the financial
district meeting of the Methodist
Church, and was able to render
an excellent report for Hazelton.
The fair at Prince George, he
says, was very good, there being
many excellent exhibits of agricultural products.
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, whose
Hazelton practice is growing to
considerable proportions, will remain in town for some days
F. B. Chettleburgh, who has
charge of the construction of the
forest branch telephone line to
Twenty-mile, on Bear river, returned on Monday and left on
Wednesday for his home in
Sued for Six Million
Vancouver, Sept. 13:���The official statements-of-claim in civil
suits for alleged misfeasance
against the directors of the Dominion Trust Co. were served
today by solicitors for Mr. Andrew Stewart, the liquidator.
The directors are being sued for
the return of 168 amounts of
money aggregating $6,209,222.60.
They are being sued jointly and
severally, so that in any judgments that may be obtained, one
director is equally liable with another. It is stated that the 168
suits commenced today are in
respect only to the larger amounts
of money, there being a number
of smaller ones which have not
been bothered about for the reason that the total sum involved
cannot fail but exhaust the highest possible estimates of the value
of any judgments which may be
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