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VOL. VI, NO. 14
Premier Brewster Names Members of Liberal Government
Victoria, Nov. 30:��� Premier
Brewster has announced the selection of the following members
of the new Liberal cabinet:
Premier and president of the
council, H. C. Brewster;
Attorney-general, M. A. Macdonald;
Minister of public works, Dr.
. King;
Minister of lands, T. D. Pat-
Minister of mines, Wm. Sloan.
Minister of agriculture and
railways, John Oliver.
Minister of finance, Ralph
Provincial secretary and minister of education, Dr. McLean.
Big Company Organized
A certificate of incorporation
has been granted to the Hazelton
Rocher de Boule Mining & Exploration Company, Ltd., with a
capitalization of $2,000,000, organized by Howard D. Cameron
and associates to develop a large
group of mineral claims on the
west side of Rocher de Boule
mountain, adjacent to Hazelton.
This company is expected to become an important factor in the
local mining industry,
Local Lawsuit*
After hearing the evidence in
the case of Harvey vs. Bretzins
and Morten, Judge Morrison reserved judgment. Plaintiff claimed commission on the sale of the
Debenture property. The defence was that the plaintiff had
no connection with the sale.
J. L. Coyle, who claimed $12,-
590 from J. J. McNeil in a complicated case involving the ownership of the Interior News plant,
was awarded $93.14 and costs.
R. A. Vade Die* Suddenly
A despatch from Prince Rupert
states that R. A. Vade, who left
Hazelton last week, was found
dead in his bed in the Royal
Hotel on Wednesday. Deceased,
who had been employed in the
Cunningham store here for several months, suffered from heart
weakness, which had caused his
rejection when he tried to enlist,
and it is thought his death resulted from heart disease.
Hazelton Wa�� Seventh
Owing to an error in the figures
furnished from Victoria last week,
Hazelton was credited with contributing only $367.37 for the
British Red Cross on "Our Day".
The amount raised here was
$667.37, ranking Hazelton seventh
of the 158 B. C. towns which
Hospital Sunday
Tomorrow, Dec. 3, is Hospital
Sunday in Hazelton, and special
services will be held in St. Peter's
Church. The morning service
will be conducted by Rev. Dr.
Sager, and in the evening a
union service will be held. The
offertories will go Hazelton Hospital,      s
London: The Royalist government of Greece having informed
Admiral du Fournet, the French
commander of the Allied navy,
that the arms demanded in his
ultimatum will not be given up,
the Allies have begun to land
troops at Piraeus, the port of
The French admiral issued a
statement in which he said he did
not intend to seize the arms or
fire upon the Greek troops, but
that, unless the guns were surrendered, he would land large
detachments of troops, which
would not re-embark until the
demands were complied with.
"As I have ample forces at ray
disposal," said the admiral, "and
some of the heaviest and most
powerful artillery in existence, I
can see no reason why the arms
will not be quietly given up."
The Greek garrison of Athens
seems to have withdrawn inland,
taking arms, ammunition and
The Greek government has
retaken control of the postoffices
and telegraph lines.expelling the
French control officers.
The Entente authorities have
deported to Malta the German
and Tutkish consuls atSyra.with
their households.
Bucharest: The following official statement was issued yesterday: On the northern and northwestern fronts there have been
violent actions along the whole
line. We made progress in the
Buza valley. On the western
front violent actions are proceeding. On the southern front the
situation is unchanged.
London: Mackensen, whose
vanguard is, now within twelve
miles of the outer forts of Bucharest, has opened the battle
which will decide the fate of the
Roumanian capital. The Teutons
have drawn closer the band of
steel which extends along a hundred mile arc from Pitesci to
Rome: The evacuation of Bucharest by the civil population
and preparations for a desperate
resistance to the expected German assault are occupying the
Roumanian authorities.
London: British troops have
forced an entry into German lines
in several places south of Armentieres, says Sir Douglas Haig
in his daily report.
An attempted raid by the enemy on our trenches northeast of
Neuve Chapelle was repulsed.
Amsterdam : The reichstag
passed the second reading of the
bill for compulsory civilian service.
Petrograd: The Russian offensive in the Carpathians, southward of Kirlibaba, is proceeding
London: A British aviator
bombarded the railway station at
Boston: Foreign shipping yesterday steered far out of the
regular steamship lane off Nantucket shoals lightship. Warnings from Allied cruisers repeated
the report that two German submarines had been sighted on
their way t o the American
At the annual meeting of Hazelton Conservative Association
in St. Andrew's Hall on Monday
evening, the following officers
and executive committee - men
were chosen:
President, R. S. Sargent;
Vice-president, Rev. J.  Field;
Secretary-treasurer, J. A. Macdonald;
Executive committee, A. E.
Player, C. V. Smith, Wm. Grant,
Jas. MacKay.
A. E. Player, a past president
of the association, who is leaving
for a visit to England, was made
the recipient of a resolution expressing appreciation of his services to the association and the
community, and was presented
with a handsome set of pipep.
Hospital Contributions
In addition to contributions to
the various local patriotic funds,
the staff of Hazelton Hospital
has, during the last year, sent
the following amounts: To the
Prisoners of War Hamper Fund,
$132.19; to No. 1 Canadian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, $30;
to Overseas Tobacco Fund,  $65.
Telegraphic Briefs
J. McCallum Grant,of Halifax,
has been appointed lieutenant-
governor of Nova Scotia, in
succession to the late David Mac-
Premier Borden announces a
tour of Canada in the interests
of national service. He will be
in B.C. about the middle of the
Lord Islington states that all
Great Britain's colonies and dominions will have a voice in determining what shall be the
terms of peace in Europe.
The striking miners in the
Crow's Nest Pass have been instructed by their union secretary
to return to work pending the
result of the government investigation.
The British govern ment. failing
to secure a settlement of the coal
strike in South Wales, has taken
over the mines.
Belgian refugees Bay Germany
fears an uprising in Belgium,
owing to the depletion of the
garrisons to provide reinforcements. This is one reason for
the deportations.
Ottawa, Nov. 27:���Preparations
are being made by R. B. Bennett,
M. P., and the national service
directorate for the proposed
"national service week" the first
of January. Within the next two
weeks several hundred thousand
circulars will be sent out, and
this will be followed by an extensive advertising campaign,
while fully a million postcards
will be issued. They are to be
filled in and returned.
The idea in view is to take an
inventory of the man power of
Canada and to ascertain definitely what each able-bodied man is
doing, whether serving the Empire at home or abroad, engaged
in an industry vital to the country or disqualified physically for
service, and whether the work
of each is of such character as
could be done by women or
whether no real barrier to enlistment exists.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
The British steamer Reapwell,
3417 tons, has been sunk by a
German submarine.
Soldiers' Aid Social tonight.
Remember the W. A. Sale of
Work on Dec. 14.
Judge young will hold county
court in Hazelton on Monday,
Dec. 11.
The Red Cross social scheduled
for Dec. 8 will be postponed until
after Christmas.
Dr. L. B. Badgero.the dentist,
will spend the next few weeks at
his Hazelton office.
Miss Dorcas McDougall is spending a vacation from her hospital
work at her home in Hazelton.
Percy L. Frost was reported
missing, in error. He is still
with his corps, the 7th Battalion.
Mr. and Mrs. W. J. O'Neill,
accompanied by W. A.Williscroft,
motored down from Smithers on
D. L. Purvis has received the
sad news that his younger sister,
Miss Alice M. Purvis, died on
Monday at the family home in
Remember the social for the
benefit of the Soldiers' Aid, to
be given by the young ladies of
Hazelton in Assembly Hall this
A. E. Player, the accountant
and auditor, leaves today for a
visit to England. During his
absence his business will be in
competent hands.
The faulted vein on the Comeau
group has been found after
crosscutting twelve feet. The
ore looks very good, showing
considerable gray copper.
Dean Sargent returned last
Thursday from the prairies, where
he has been for some weeks. He
will spend the winter in the
milder climate of Hazelton.
Andrew Moncur, who enlisted
in Hazelton and served with the
Princess Pats until wounded early
in 1915, is in the military convalescent hospital at Esquimalt
Mrs. Wm. Grant, who has been
a patient at the Hospital for some
weeks, returned home on Saturday, having made a splendid recovery after her recent operation.
Joseph Piltz, alias Smith, was
tried by Magistrate Hoskins this
morning on a charge of vagrancy.
The prisoner, who is a German,
was convicted and sentenced to
six months' imprisonment.
Those who attend the Soldiers'
Aid Social, to be given by the
young ladies this evening, will
see a remarkable improvement in
the appearance of Assembly Hall,
for which credit must be given
to J. F. Maguire, to whom the
hall association recently delegated
the management.
Coming Events
Dec. 3 -Hospital Sunday. Joint service in St. Peter's f;hurch, 7:80 p.m.
Dec 14-Sale of Work by Women's
Auxiliary, Assembly Hall, 8 p.m. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2. 1916
ca miner
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 Hritish Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, December 2, 1916
No. 14
The attitude of the British people and their Allies on the
question of an early peace is well expressed by Prof. Gilbert Murray.
Writing on the tentative peace talk which emanated from Germany
as a result of Von Bethmann-Hollweg's recent speech, Dr. Murray
"I do not think this is the time for peace, or that the
Chancellor's speech forms any basis for negotiations.
"The Chancellor, in hesitating language, denounces the policy
of annexation,but annexation is not the real question. He is ready
to evacuate some parts, not all, of the territory now occupied,
provided Germany has guarantees that she shall preserve due
influence. We know what that 'due influence' means. It has been
explained by several German writers. It means the influence that
is now possessed by Germany in Poland, Bulgaria and Turkey.
"Austria expressly explained that she did not wish to annex
an inch of Servian territory; she only wanted a vassal state.
"Germany now, with an air of making a concession, consents
to surround herself with vassal states, consisting of Belgium,
Poland, Servia, Bulgaria and the whole Turkish Empire.
"Furthermore, when we ask for a future league of peace, she
replies that she is willing to place herself at the head of such it
league.   The answer is a mere insult.
"We entered upon this contest to show the world and future
generations that a deliberate and long-planned war of aggression,
even if backed up by every form of ingenious treachery and
frightfulness, is folly as well as crime, and cannot end  in  success.
"Germany has now the prestige of triumphant crime, and will
keep it until we have beaten her decisively in the field. That, we
believe, we can do, and we mean to do. It may take almost the
last ounce of our strength, but even if we should exhaust ourselves
in the process, the world which future generations will inherit will
be a better world for what we have done."
Lord Northcliffe says: "lhe suggestion that Great Britain
should consider peace can only be regarded as hostile.
"Our citizen army is now ready for war.
"There are no peace discussions in this country at all,and there
will be none while Germany occupies any portion of the Allied
their legs can carry them from
the danger zone. Perhaps, however the most unaffected of all
natural life within sound of the
guns are larks and sparrows,
these birds treat a hurricane fire
with aloofness and contempt,
singing and chirping through all
the din as if the uproar were but
and uninvited accompaniment to
their song.
To Help Mining
London, Dec. 1:���A suggestion
is being made for "a central department of minerals and metals"
under government auspices, to
collect and impart information
bearing on the sources of minerals
and the production of metals, as
being imperatively necessary in
the public interest. This is advanced in a letter to the chairman
of the "Advisory Council of
Scientific and Industrial Research", by the presidents of the
Institution of Mining Engineers,
Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and Institute of Metals.
The letter points out that there
is at present no connecting link
between various organizations,
and that there is considerable
overlapping and much waste and
confusion. If a properly organized arid efficiently conducted
department of minerals and metals had been in existence, much
valuable time, many lives, and
vast sums of money would have
been saved to the nation in the
conduct of the present war, and
much of the cost and inconvenience to the British industries
depending largely for their raw
material on mineral products
would have been saved. The
following are some of the duties
suggested for the new department:
Arrangement for expeditingthe
completion of mineral surveys of
the United Kingdom and Crown
Colonies and other British possessions. Sytematic collection
and co-ordination of information
bearing on the occurences, uses
and economic value of minerals
and their products; special attention being devoted to securing
industrial applications for newly
discovered minerals or metallurgical products or inventions. The
investigation of all questions and
problems relating to the utilization of the mineral or metallurgical resources of the Empire.
The co-ordination and dissemination of information.
A general review from time to
time of the developed and undeveloped mineral resources,and of
the position of each mineral or
metal, to insure that the mineral
wealth of the Empire is being
exploited with due regard to Imperial interests. Generally to
advise the Imperial government
on all questions bearing on the
mining and metallurgical industries.
Animals Under Shell Fire
The proverbial sphinx-like imperturbability of cats is once
again demonstrated by the fact
that pussy is the only quadruped
known to face shells without a
natural feeling of trepidation,
says an English exchange. Even
after two years of devastating
bombardment, Ypres, the dead
city of the Flanders plain, still
boasts a number oi cats, which
prowl and flourish in this wilderness of calcined debris. Horses
are more human, inasmuch as
they are afraid of shells, but
endeavor to show a bold front.
Dogs are the greatest cowards,
and the sound of a "Jack Johnson"  set3 , them running as fast
"They manage things better in
France" used to be the stock
phrase of the British grumbler,
who always declared his country
was "going to the dogs".
They have managed wonderfully, it is true, in their training
of the wounded. The French
press is full of it, and all classes
agree that the work is being well
Our Canadian wounded are being restored by the Military Hospitals Commission, appointed for
this purpose, partly by means for
which we are grateful to French
doctors and inventors, including
ingenious apparatus by which
injured and weakened muscles
are exercised back to strength.
By these and other exercises,
by the scientific use of electricity,
massage and baths, by occupations which both interest and
train the invalid, we are getting
Of the men treated wholly in
England, for lesser injuries, an
increasing percentage is being
restored to the fighting ranks.
Of those brought back to Canada, too seriously disabled for a
return to the front, nearly all
will be enabled to earn their own
living, and many ol them to earn
better wages than they did before. Their physical handicap
is being so reduced and so many
avenues of new industry are being opened for those who cannot
resume their old work that their
success will now. depend largely
on their own will and energy,
though these must be backed up
by governments and individual
citizens with offers and organization of suitable employment.
The French, with far larger
numbers to provide for, have
gone further than ourselves���for
example, in training agriculturists for a successful return to
agriculture, and in preparing the
better educated to enter the
teaching profession. They have
also organized a great toymaking
industry, which, it is hoped, will
prevent the cheap toy trade from
falling again into the hands of
In some respects, however,
Canada has nothing to learn even
from France. There is the treatment of consumptives, for instance. Senator Herriot, mayor
of Lyons, a leading spirit in
organizing the famous Joffre
school for the wounded, in a
recent speech declared nothing
had been done lor the tuberculous
soldiers, though department (or
county) associations had been
called into existence for this
purpose. In Canada the Military
Hospitals commission has attacked this problem with determination. Special sanatoria have been
opened, and no effort is being
spared to restore the patients to
It is worth noticing, by the
way, that Senator Herriot.as the
result of experience, urges the
immediate necessity of checking
the ravages of alcohol. He declares that this scourge, like that
other "white plague", consumption, must be completely and
rapidly destroyed.in order to save
the future of the country's vital
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
France is to have two meatless
days a week.
Copper is quoted as high as
33J in New York.
Villa attacked Chihuahua city,
but was defeated.
Cash wheat has passed the $2
mark in Winnipeg.
Sir John Boyd, chancellor of
Ontario for 35 years, is dead.
In the Yale-Harvard football
match the former team won by
In England there is a campaign
for a quiet and economical Christmas.
German marks,ordinarily quoted at 24 in New York, are down
to 174.
Sir Thomas White spent several
days at the Canadian front in
The British government has
prohibited the use of wheat in
An Atlantic cable, jointly owned
by Britain, Canada and Austraila,
is proposed.
Two brothers of the new Austrian Empress are officers in the
Belgian army.
A British minesweeper captured a large German submarine tn
the Mediterranean.
Samuel Gompers has been reelected president of the American
federation of labor.
Mormons are endeavoring to
gain proselytes in Britain and
European countries.
Quebec Liberals have decided
to shelve the question of prohibition for another year.
Trickett, the ;elebrated Australian oarsman, once champion
of the world, is dead.
Captain Ball, a British aviator,
has brought down thirty German
planes in four months.
The foreign trade of the U. S.
is greater by two and a half billions than it was in 1914.
Deserters from the Canadian
army who report for duty before
Dec. 15 will be pardoned.
The U.S. supreme court will
be asked to pass on the legality
of the Adamson 8-hour law.
The German levy on Belgium
has been increased from 40,000,000
francs a month to 50,000,000.
Many acres of land in Cuba
have been diverted to sugar cane
and the tobacco crop is reported
to be short.
Arrangements have been made
for the shipment of black cod
from Prince Rupert to the Canadian troops in France.
British Columbia fisheries in
the last year of record yielded
$11,515,085, being over one-third
of the total for Canada.
Sir Hiram Stevens Maxim,.the
inventor of cordite and the���auto-
matic gun which bears his name,
died in London, aged 76.
Three-year bonds of $25 each
will be issued by the Dominion
for the convenience of those who
wish to invest small sums.
A bill will be presented in
congress providing for the government ownership of all coast
wireless stations in the U. S.
Negotiations are in progress
for the taking over by the British
government of the whole of the
Australian and New Zealand wool
clips for the present season.
It is understood a credit of ten
million dollars will be given by
the British government to the
Oceanic Steamship Co., for the
loss of the steamer Britannic.
In his official report to Ottawa,
Stefansson reports that the new
land discovered by him is of great
extent. He has explored over a
hundred miles of its coast line.
The resignation of the Russian
premier, Sturmer, and the appointment in his place of M.
Trepoff is hailed as a triumph
for representative  government.
In an interview published in
the London Times, Sir Thomas
White, Dominion finance minister,
said that Canada's financial position was exceptionally strong.
The Canadian government has
placed with the chartered banks
of the Dominion a credit of thirty
million dollars for the purchase
of grain for thf- British government.
Various factions in Britain are
agitating for the removal of
Premier Asquith from the head
of affairs. Lloyd George is put
forward as the man for the
Canadian fish is now being
furnished to Canadian troops,
who eat fresh fish once a week
and smoked fish twice a week.
Great Britain, it is said, will
purchase five million pounds of
fish each week if it can be supplied.
While the Duke of Connaught
was visiting the Canadians at
the front, shells fell heavily
about the dugout in which he
was lunching. The Duke said:
"This looks like a present to
uncle." The point is, of course,
that the Kaiser's mother was a
sister of the Duke.
Winnipeg; An official order to
strike today reached the hands of
fifteen hundred miners in eastern
B.C. and Alberta. Western Canada may face one of the most far
reaching strikes in its history.
Bay gelding, 850 pounds, one
white foot, no white on head-
Branded small w on left shoulder. J. S. Hicks, Hazelton.
Commercial Printing at
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto strtlec to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and A|berta Land Surveyors
OfflceB at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden,
New Hazelton
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
Long and Bitter Struggle
Experts are now talking of a
campaign in 1918 as practically
certain. "A long and bitter
struggle" confronts us; and the
sooner we stop frittering away
our energies on petty political
squabbles and wasting our resources in luxurious living, and
settle down to see this titanic
task through on all fronts, the
sooner will we emerge into the
happy valley of peace.���Montreal
Certificate of Improvements
Omineca mining division of Omineca
district; located on Rocher de Boule
mountain, on Juniper creek, adjoining
the Iowa mineral claim on the south.
TAKE NOTICE that I, 3m. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
No. 43174B, acting as agent for Charles
F. Booth, Free Miner's Certificate No.
43178B, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 86,  must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this second day of December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
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.
Burnt Leather
See our Xmas gifts in burnt
leather; Ladies' Handbags. Purses, Match Scratchers, Table
Doilies. Photo and Postcard Albums, etc.
**    R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rate*.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlement!.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
From Kispiox Valley, in July,
one White Gelding, from 700 to
800 pounds. Brand a on left
hip.   Please inform
District Forester,
10-13 Hazelton, B.C.
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   ���   -   Hazelton.
Certificate of Improvements
HAZELTON MINERAL CLAIM, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Nine-mile Mountain on the Babine Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy
and George Railson per his attorney
Thomas Railson, Free Miner's Certificates Nos. 98326B, 43167B, and 41366B,
respectively, intend sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 11-19
Dated October 31st, 1916.
Per T. Railson, Atty.;
I Hudson's Bay Company |
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|   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors
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 2,560 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, ana in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N(8,��� Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Smither��, B.C. j
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Ask for our Liquor Price List, which shows express charges
to all stations along the G. T. P.
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S.S. "Princeu Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert 6 p.m. Nov. 11th,
25th; Dec 9th, 23rd; Jan. 6th, 20th; Feb. 3rd.
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Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 noon Saturday.
Steamers arrive Prince Rupert from south at 10:30 a. m. Wednesday
and 9 a.m. Saturday From Anyox, 7 p.h. Thursday. From Skagway,
Juneau, Wrangell, Ketchikan, 6:00 a.m. Wednesday.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger,Wednesday and Saturday,
at 7:08 P.M.   Mixed Friday, at 2:24 p. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday and Thursday,
9:46 A.M.     Mixed Thursday at 6 a.m.
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G. A. McNicholl,Asst. Gen. Freig-htand PMiewrer A*��nt,Prine�� Rupert, B.C THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 1916
London: The crisis in Greece
is becoming acute. A despatch
from Athens says that if necessary Admiral du Fournet, commander of the Allied fleet in
Greek waters, will occupy the
capital in order to enforce compliance with the Entente ulti- General
matum. Royalist troops positively
refuse to deliver up their arms,
and artillery has been observed
on Admelos Hill. Arms are
being freely distributed to 10,000
At Saloniki the provisional
government, composed of followers of Venizelos, has formally
declared war on Bulgaria.
Petrograd: A large number of
British aeroplanes and pilots
has reached Bucharest, after
long flights.
It is admitted that Teutonic
forces in the Balkans have crossed the Danube into Roumania at
Zimnitza. In the Alt valley the
Roumanians have been pressed
London: It is officially stated
that a German destroyer flotilla
attempted to approach the Downs
on Thursday night. Patrol vessels frustrated the effort. The
enemy fired twelve rounds and
immediately steamed away.
London: The enemy's artillery
and trench mortars were active
during the day against our lines
south of the Ancre and in the
neighborhood of Hohenzollern redoubt. Our heavy artillery shelled various important points behind the enemy's front.
Paris: In the Verdun region
there has been considerable enemy activity, both artillery and
infantry, in the vicinity of Fort
Vaux. On the rest of the front
there has been intermittent cannonading.
Rome: In the valley of the
Adige we repulsed a weak attack
in the direction of Mano. On
the Julian front the enemy's
artillery has been particularly
active against our positions at
Montenero and east of Gorizia.
On the Trentino front artillery
duels only have occurred.
Petrograd: The retiring Roumanians are strongly resisting
the Austro - German forces in
western Wallachia.availing themselves of natural defences. The
invaders have occupied positions
on the Vede river, between Rochi
divide and Valeni.
London: Mackensen and Fal-
kenhayn have joined forces and
are now driving together on
Bucharest. At one point only
47 miles separate the invaders
from their goal.
The Roumanians are hastily
falling back toward their capital,
burning and laying waste the
villages and plains in the path of
the enemy. Mackensen's entire
invading army crossed the Danube, despite the river's flooded
condition, and is moving toward
Bucharest, the Dobrudja units
being left in charge of subordinates. The field-marshal personally supervised the transfer of
his forces to Roumanian soil and
is now at their head.
Bucharest: The Roumanian
retirement  from   Alt  and   also
from Topnlos, a little to the eastward, is announced.
All day Sunday enemy aeroplanes flew over Bucharest and
Chitina, dropping bombs, by
which several persons were killed.
Berlin: Alexandria, in Wal-
lachia, has been captured from
the Roumanians. German and
Austro-Hungarian troops under
von Delmensinger, advancing down both sides of the
Alt valley from the north, threw
the enemy behind the Topologu
London: Our artillery on the
west front was active last night,
in the vicinity of La Bassee.
Otherwise there is nothing to
New York: Wireless flashes
from British cruisers have been
directed to all Entente shipping
in American waters, warning
them to be on the lookout for
German submarines, which are
nearing the U.S. coast, prepared
for a wholesale raid on shipping.
It is rumored that two German
submarines are among the small
islands off the New Hampshire
coast. One is said to be the U53.
A number of Entente vessels are
due to arrive this week.
London: The foreign office has
sent Ambassador Page a note
definitely refusing lo grant a safe
conduct to Count Tarnowski von
Farnow, the new Austrian ambassador to the U.S., for himself
and his retinue of ten.
Washington: U.S. ambassador
Gerard will take back to Berlin
next week America's last word
on the submarine question, including notice of the administration's plan to do more than note
writing if there is any German
violation of the submarine war
pledges. Gerard will be in a position to inform the German
authorities privately that the U.
S. intends to carry out her Sussex note threat to break relations
if violations arise.
London: Two zeppelins of a
German aerial fleet which raided
the eastern counties of England
were brought down by aerial
A German aeroplane dropped
six bombs on the city of London
today. Four persons were seriously injured. There was no
property loss.
Bucharest: Using gas and
tear shells, the Teutonic forces
in patrol engagements backed np
by artillery fire are attacking the
Roumanian troops from the Buze
valley as far as Dragoslavele. In
the west there were no engagements yesterday except on the
extreme right, where the Roumanian positions were under
heavy enemy bombardment. On
the left wing there is nothing
important. Along the Danube
there were artillery bombardments. In Dobrudja the situation is unchanged.
London: Heavy and continuous shelling by the Germans of
British positions north of Ypres,
with small casualties for our
forces, occurred yesterday. To
the southwest of Souchez the
British exploded a mine on the
enemy lines and consolidated
their position in the crater. The
enemy counter-attacks with hand
grenades were repulsed.
The French repulsed a German
attack east of Maison Champagne.
Elsewhere along the front the
night was quiet.
Sydney: With the object of
settling the coal strike the government has called a compulsory
conference of employers and
Berlin: An increase in the
intensity of the fire of Russian
guns in the region southwest of
Dvinsk, on the eastern front, is
officially reported. Inactivity
prevailed on the remainder of
the line in Russia and Galicia.
Athens: The Royalist government of Greece has appealed to
the neutral powers against coercion by the Entente.
London: The American steamer Chemung, 2615 tons, has been
London:   In the house of commons  Balfour,  first lord of the
admiralty,   announced   the   appointment of Sir John Jellicoe as!
first sea lord.     Admiral  Beatty
has  been  promoted   to the com- j
mand of the grand  fleet.     Sir|
Henry Jackson, the retiring first;
sea  lord, has been made admiral
and president of tin? Royal Naval'
College at Greenwich.
London: German authorities
have deported all young men from
Aerschot and Diest, Belgium,and
have ordered the young men of
Louvain to prepare themselves
for deportation to Germany.
Paris:  The Roumanian government and diplomatic corps  have
removed from Bucharest to Jassy, j
200 miles northeast of the capital
and near the Russian frontier.
Continued progress of the Allied forces north and west of
Monastir is reported today.
The enemy has occupied four
towns on the Alwxandria-Zimnitza
front, in southern Roumania.
Petrograd: The heights and
ridges .eastward and southward
from Kirlibaba, in Bukowina, have
been captured by the Russians.
East of Kirlibaba we took eleven
officers and'700 men, with a bomb
thrower and six machine guns.
Berlin: On the front of Archduke Joseph in the wooded Car-
pathiansandon the Transylvanian
frontier the Russians attacked in
many places, with several local
successes, for which they paid in
sanguinary sacrifices.
London: On the western front
nothing is reported save intermittent shelling and trench mortar activity with very violent
bombardment south of the river
Washington: Indications of
German guilt in the'Marina torpedoing, coupled with the sinking of the American steamer
Chemung, have accentuated official uneasiness over relations
with Germany.
|        FRIDAY, DEC. 1        1
Petrograd: Continuing their
drive against the Teutonic lines
in the southern Carpathians, the
Russian troops gained Bakuda
height, east of Kirlibaba. During
the battle, which is still progressing, the Russians have captured
900 prisoners, thirteen machine
guns and two bomb throwers.
London: The Allies are pinning their faith on the Russians
to extricate Roumania from the
German war pincers. Despatches indicate that the Czar's forces
pounding vigorously on the German positions in the southern
Carpathians, are inaugurating an
offensive which experts here are
confident will force Mackensen
to cease some of his pressure.
The Roumanians are approaching
the line on which they will defend
their capital. The Russian thrust
at Kirlibaba is regarded as the
best strategic move. It would
force the straightening out of
the German lines, permitting the
Roumanians to regain a goodly
part of Transylvania.
Petrograd: The Roumanian
town of Komana, sixteen miles
south of Bucharest, has been
captured by Teutonic forces.
Paris: Allied aeroplanes bombarded the Bulgarian and German
forces at Prilep, Servia. On the
Macedonian front rain and fog
are hindering operations, and
there is a temporary cessation of
London; Without warning, a
large German submarine attacked
the Brixham fishing fleet, on
Tuesday, sinking three trawlers.
British Army Headquarters:
Machine gun and rifle fire from
the German trenches in the Gueudecourt sector has been active.
The British carried��out two successful raids east of Ypres.
Amsterdam: Von Bissing, the
German governor of Belgium, has
refused Cardinal Mercier permission to leave for Rome. The
prelate intended to inform the
Pope of the circumstances attend
ing the deportation of Belgians.
Berlin: In the reichstag, Von
Bet.hmann-Hollweg declared that
Germany was ready for a peace
which will guarantee her exist-
tence and her future; but since
her enemies are not desirous of
peace, Germany will confidently
go forward in war.
The undersigned, having purchased the freighting business of
J. H. Bush, Skeena Crossing,
herebyijgive notice that amiabilities of the said business will be
discharged by J. H. Bush. The
undersigned will not be responsible for any of the said liabilities.
Oct. 21, 1916 Ruddy & MacKay
Made To Order
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B. C. Nurseries Co.
Any orders for Fruit Trees.Berry
Bushes,   and   Plants   will  have
Careful Attention.
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