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VOL. VI, NO. 17
Items Of General Interest From
. Hazelton and Surrounding District
Miss Pearl Allen is a visitor in
W. J. Carr was a passenger
for Smithers yesterday.
Mrs. Arthur Leverett is spending the holidays in Victoria.
Henry Bretzins left on Tuesday
for a holiday visit to the east.
R. S. Sargent was a business
visitor in Prince Rupert this
Charles Barrett, the prominent
Bulkley rancher, was in town for
several days this week.
Miss Constance Goddard returned on Saturday from an
extended stay in Vancouver.
The junior members of the W.
A. have contributed $10 to the
funds of the Soldiers' Aid Committee.
J. F. Maguire left on Thursdry
for Vancouver, where he will
spend the holidays, returning
about Jan. 3.
Then'ew government has closed
the works department office here.
Superintendent W. J. Carr, who
made an excellent record during
his tenure of office,left yesterday
for his home in the Bulkley Valley.
Ruddy & MacKay's freighting
outfits are quite busy these days.
The firm is engaged in hauling
fifty tons of ore from the Silver
Standard, and has also a contract
for freighting machinery, lumber
and supplies from Skeena Crossing to the Delta group.
Paul McMaster, who has been
in charge of work on the new
Bulkley bridge,is now on his way
to Ottawa,to ertti't in the Engineers. Judging from the excellent
showing he made in building the
big bridge here, Paul should be a
valuable acquisition to the corps.
Private Jack Frost, who has
been clerk in the road superintendent's office since hi# return
from the front, was "let out"
when the office was closed this
week. He left on Tuesday for
Victoria, where he may be required to undergo another operation on his wounded leg.
New Arrivals
Born ���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Dec. 6. a daughter to Mr. and
Robert Tornlinson.
Born���At South Hazelton, on
Dec. 17, a son to Mr. and Mrs
R. E. Coleman.
Born���At South Hazelton, on
Dec. 20, a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Hagglund.
Improved Train Service
The new train schedule provides for a mixed train leaving
Hazelton for the east at 1:56 p. m.
Tuesday and for the west at 6
a.m. Sunday, effective after next
week. Passenger trains remain
as at present.
London: Proroguing parliament
until Feb. 7. King George added
weight by his words to the Allies'
stern rejection of a German-made
peace. His Majesty said: "The
vigorous prosecution of the war
must be our single endeavor until
we have vindicated the rights so
ruthlessly violated by our enemies, and have established the
security of Europe on a sound
The morning papers, again
giving space to Wilson's peace
note, are assiduously seeking to
penetrate the possible concealed
motive which may have led the
president to consider his most
inopportune move.
Washington:    Senator Hitch-
cock failed today in his second
attempt to have the senate endorse the action of Wilson in
sending his peace note to the
warring nations.
Boston: American newspapers
express the country's feeling of
utter humiliation over Wilson's
peace note.
Paris:     Gustave Herve warns
French socialists that they are
walking into a trap set by Berlin
by demanding to see the Kaiser's
conditions of peace. Expressing
flattering admiration for France,
Germany will offer to evacuate
France and Belgium, and will
ask if France is willing to continue to fight in order to give
Poland and Constantinople to
London: North of the Ancre
Teutonic troops were scattered
by British artillery.
There was violent cannonading
last night in the region of Louve-
mont, north of Verdun. Elsewhere along the western front
was quiet.
Numberless trucks, bulging
with presents and greetings for
Christmas, are arriving at the
front in an endless stream. The
Canadians have received the bulk
of their mail, but are obeying
instructions not to open their
parcels until Monday.
Paris:   The German submarine
U45 was sunk by destroyers.
The Allies are advancing steadi
ly in the Monastir region. There
was a violent artillery duel last
night north of Monastir, with intermittent firing all along the
easterly end of the Macedonian
front and in the Struma district.
Another Big Mining Company to
Operate on Rocher
de Boule
Petrograd: Russian troops in
the northern part of Dobrudja,
having been attacked yesterday
along the whole front by superior
numbers of Teutons, are retiring
London: The Mesopotamian
army is advancing on the Tigris.
British troops have captured
El Arish, 90 miles east of the
Suez canal.
San Francisco: Franz Bopp,
former German consul-general,
testified in the U.S. district.court
that he had conspired witn consular attaches to dynamite ships
and railroads in Canada and the
U.S., to block shipments of munitions to Germany's enemies.
Bopp also declared he had hired
spies to watch the recruiting and
despatch of Canadian troops,
for the information of the German general staff.
The National Service Board of
Canada has been charged with
the duty and responsibility of
making investigation and formulating plans that will in some
measure provide for those adjustments in our national life, necessary for the maintenance of the
agricultural and other basic industries of the Dominion, at that
high point of production and efficiency so absolutely essential to
the successful prosecution of the
war, while��continuing unimpaired the indispensable public services of the country. To accomplish these results and insure the
maximum production of]war material and equipment, the services
of all available men and women
in Canada must be utilized in a
manner that will, while achieving
these purposes, permit of the
release from their present employment of men who, physically
fit and of suitable age, may desire
to serve overseas with our naval
or military forces.
To lay the foundation for this
work an inventory of the manpower of Canada must be made
quickly and at a minimum cost.
The Board is to utilize the facilities provided by the postoffice
department for the purpose. It
is proposed to place in the hands
of each postmaster a sufficient
number of National Service cards
to enable one to be filled out and
returned in the envelope, which
will be also supplied, within ten
days of their receipt. A prompt
return of the cards is of the utmost importance. A vigorous
and united effort, extending over
a definite period of time, is necessary to insure the desired result. It is asked that the first
week of the new year be observed
as "National Service Week" for
the taking of this inventory.
Mayor Church of Toronto was
re-elected by acclamation yesterday, for his third term.
The Duke and Duchess of Connaught will entertain wounded
Canadian officers at Bagshot Park
for Christmas and New Years.
The little folks of Hazelton, to
the number of fifty, with their
parents and friends, filled the
schoolhouse to overflowing last
evening, when tne annual Christmas tree entertainment was held.
The concert program by the
schoolchildren, under the direction of Miss Wentzel, was of unusual excellence, and the young
singers were enthusiastically applauded.
Santa Claus, impersonated by
' 'Uncle Jack'' Newick, distributed
a large number of gifts, every
child in Hazelton being remembered.
Methodist Church
Special'Christmas service in the
schoolhouse tomorrow evening.
Rev. Mark Pike will preach
on the subject: "The Sages, the
Star, and the Babe." Solo by
Miss Goddard, and chorus by
Coming Events
Jan. 1���Red Cross Basket Social and
Dance at New Hazelton.
Jan. 23���Soldiers' Aid Whist Drive,
St. Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
Mining operations on a large
scale have been begun by the
Delta Copper Co., which owns
and holds under option 21 claims
on Rocher de Boule mountain and
which has also taken an option
on a controlling interest in the
Highland Boy company.
Development will be under the
personal direction of Harrison
Clement, a mining .engineer of
note, who is now engaged in
preparing for the installation of
the pjant, which will include a
compressor and a surface tram.
The company's efforts will be
concentrated for the present on
the Highland Boy lead, this remarkable vein running through
both groups. At an elevation of
5900 feet a tunnel is to be driven
on the vein, giving from 500 to
600 feet of depth. The work
will start at the west end of the
Highland Boy, and will follow the
vein toward the east.
Builders are now engaged in
constructing camps on Juniper
creek, just above the Rocher de
Boule. Accomomdation for 25 or
30 men will be provided. Between
12 and 15 men will be employed
at once.
It is safe to predict that the
Delta Copper Co. will take a
prominent place in the list of
copper ore producers.
The Amargosa
E. P. Spalding, who is operating the Amargosa, on Rocher de
Boule mountain, was in town this
week. He informed The Miner
that the crosscut tunnel had been
driven 160 feet, with about 200
feet to drive before the main vein
is likely to be tapped. A drift
on a cross vein has been>run 100
feet. Small showings of good
ore have been found.
Not Entitled to Commission -
The suit of C.G.Harvey against
Bretzins & Morten, for commission on the sale of the Debenture
group, has been decided in favor
of the latter. The judge found
that the plaintiff was not entitled
to any commission on the sale of
the claims, the deal promoted by
him having failed.
Telegraphic Enquiries Free
The G. T. P. will transmit free
of charge three messages to the
record office at Ottawa from the
next of kin of any soldier reported wounded or missing. Those
taking advantage of this free
service, to wire for information
must present the official notice
from Ottawa when telegraphing
The Standard Oil has raised
the price of coal oil.
Canada will grant no  homesteads to alien enemies.
New York had a severe storm
yesterday, with a 72-mile gale. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1916
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 1'osaessions, 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 23, 1916
No. 17
"The world-wide struggle in which our Empire is fighting for
its rights, its liberties, and its very existence, has continued for
more than two years. Every effort that could honorably be made
on our part to avert war was put forth with the deepest earnestness
and sincerity. There was no escape from the contest save in
disaster. The wonderful extent and thoroughness of the enemy's
long and careful preparation was imperfectly understood at first,
and the magnitude of the struggle has surpassed all anticipation.
Great Britain's first expeditionary force has been increased more
than twenty-fold and that of Canada more than twelve-fold. The
climax of the war is rapidly approaching. The last hundred
thousand men that Canada will place in the fighting line may be
the deciding factor in a struggle the issue of which will determine
the destiny of this Dominion,of our Empire,and of the whole world.
"The most eloquent tribute would fail to do fitting honor to the
youth of Canada who have already rallied so splendidly to the colors
and whose heroic valor and glorious achievements have crowned
this dominion with imperishable distinction before the world.
Remembering the sacrifice by which that distinction was won, we
recall with solemn pride the undying memory of those whohavefallen.
"In the history of every people there may come such challenge to
the spirit of its citizens as must he answered in service and devotion
if the nation is to have an abiding place in the future. The events
of this war bring that challenge today to the manhood of Canada.
"Since the war began more than three hundred and seventy
thousand men have enlisted in this Dominion. Two hundred and
fifty-eight thousand have gone overseas and more than one hundred
thousand are now in the battle line. During the first ten months
of the present year the number sent forward aggregated one
hundred and forty one thousand. From lst January to April 15 of
this year the enlistments were at the rate of nearly one thousand
per day. Up to the present our forces have been enlisted and
organized more rapidly than facilities for transportation and
accommodation in Great Britain could be provided. During the past
four months the number of enlistments has greatly decreased, and
having regard  to future needs the time has come for this appeal.
"Notwithstanding the success of the Allied forces in various
theaters during the past summer, there is reason to know that the
enemy is still strong and determined. A mightier effort than might
be imagined is necessary to secure a conclusive victory. This war
must have so decisive a result that lasting peace can be secured.
We are fighting not for a truce but for victory.
"In all mechanical appliances which have played so great a
part in this war the Allied nations havealmost.if not quite,overtaken
the enemy's standaid of preparation. Therefore, the result will
depend upon the organization of the man powerof the Allied nations.
Canada must be strong and resolute in that great endeavor.
"Our strength can be most effectively thrown into this conllict
by utilizing in all our national activities for sustaining the industrial
agricultural and commercial stability of Canada those who through
age or by reason of physical condition are not available for service
at the front; to the end that we may place in the battle line the
greatest possible proportion of those fit for military service. With
this view the government has asked the Director-General of National
Service to undertake duties of the highest importance and urgency.
It is imperative that the men and women of Canada, individually
and through their various organizations, shall serve the nation in
those capacities in which their services may be of the most value.
Thus it is the urgent duty of the Canadian people to join with the
government in organizing the full power of the nation in terms of
human energy.
"Under the responsibilities with which I am invested and in
the name of the State which we are all bound to servt.it is my duty
toappeal.andldonowappeal mostearnestly.tothe people of Canada
that they assist and co-operate with the government and Directors
of National Service in the endeavor for this purpose. To men of
military age I make appeal that they place themselves at the service
of the State for military duty. To all others I make appeal that
they place themselves freely at the disposition of their country for
such service as they are deemed best fitted to perform.
"And to the women of Canada, whose spirit has been so
splendid and so inspiring" in this hour of devotion and sacrifice,- I
bid God-speed in the manifold works of beneficence in which they
are now engaged, and I pray them to aid still more in every field of
national service for which they may feel themselves fitted.
"Let us never forget the solemn truth that the nation is not
constituted of the living alone. There are those as well who have
passed away and those yet to be born. So this great responsibility
comes to us as heirs of the past arid trustees of the future. But with
that responsibility there has come something greater still, the
opportunity .of proving ourselves worthy of it; and I pray that this
may not be lost."
Toronto, Dec. 17:���A special
cable from London to a Toronto
paper says:
"Light on Germany's peace
proposal is given in a violent
Socialistic pamphlet taken from a
German prisoner by a Canadian.
It is of particular interest, as it
reveals a grave state of unrest in
a large section of Germany's civil
population, naming various big
cities, such as Hamburg, Osna-
bruck, etc.
"Headed by tho single word
"Hunger" in black Gothic type,
the pamphlet fiercely accuses
German rulers of senselessly-
plunging the nation into the war.
It derides Bethmann-Hollweg's
explanation that Britain is the
cause of the famine, and declares
the scarcity of food is an inevitable result of the insane idea of
war on Britain, France and Russia. It points out that neutrals
are now short, and even reduced
in places to eating turnips themselves, thus lessening exports.
Jn Germany and Austria the situation is hopeless, and Turkey is
scarcely able to feed her own
! armies.
"The pamphlet declares the
] German aristocracy, the wealthy
I and the food dealers do not feel
the famine, which is slowly starving the masses, and says that
the military and political leaders
have been deluding the people
with lies about victories. All
their assurances about getting
food from conquered territories
are lies. German levies quickly
exhaust this food, and now the
people are starving in Servia and
"The indictment admits that
Germany is able to continue the
war for a while, but points out
that the result will be.in addition
to the slaughter on the battlefield, hosts of women and children
dead ami starving.
" 'Now is the time for action
to stop the war,' concludes the
ftddreSB, appealng to all German
Socialists to this end."
London: "We do not propose
to put our heads into a noose, with
the rope's end in German hands,"
declared Lloyd George in the
house of commons yesterday afternoon. The premier quoted the
words of Abraham Lincoln: " 'The
war will end when its object has
been attained.' I hope under
God it will never end until we
achieve our object.
"Russia and France endorse
the attitude that without reparation peace is impossible," George
declared. "All the outrages on
land and sea cannot be liquidated
by a few pious phrases about
humanity. The Allies insist only
that the end of the war must be
a complete guarantee against
Prussian militarism disturbing
the peace of Europe."
The formal reply of the Allies
will be made in a few days.
Paris:    Premier Briand in the
senate announced that the Allies
would tomorrow send a concerted
reply informing the central powers that it is impossible to take
the,ir request for peace seriously.
Will Issue Badges
The Canadian directorate of
national service is preparing distinctive badges for use in the
campaign now being inaugurated.
The principal distinctions will be,
first, those who have served and
have been honorably discharged;
second, those who have offered
to serve and have been rejected
as physically unfit, and third,
those whose services in their
present occupations are regarded
as of greater value to the state.
The list of those killed or dead
of wounds includes one member
of the royal family, 14 peers, 21
baronets, 9 members of parliament, 200 knights, 114 sons of
peers, 110 sons of baronets, and
150 sons of knights.
Price $495
The Ford is logically the Car for this country.
It can take the hills ahead of them all, and
rough roads affect it not at all. It has an
engine with a record.     It is serviceable and
All cars completely equipped, including elec-
tiic headlight.     Prices f. o. b. Ford, Ontario.
Local Agents
The Miner is two dollars a year.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given under the authority of the "War Measures
Act, 1914," that during the first week in January, 1917, an inventory will be made
by the Post Office Authorities, of every male between the ages of sixteen and sixty-
five, residing in Canada.
National Service Cards and addressed envelopes for their return to Ottawa
have been placed in the hands of all Postmasters for distribution amongst the
persons required to fill in such cards. Every, male person of the prescribed ages
is required to fill in and return a card enclosed in an envelope within ten days
of its receipt.
Any person who fails to receive a card and envelope may obtain the same
upon application to the nearest Postmaster.
Ottawa, 15th December, 1916. Director General.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Senator Robert McKay is dead
at Montreal.
A new cabinet for Roumania is
being formed.
Large munition orders have
just been placed in Canada.
Australia has now a law for
the suppression of the I.W.W
The Havana Central railroad,
in Cuba, is tied up by a strike.
Ex-premier Bowser has returned to Vancouver from the East.
The Allies demand the release
of the Venizelist prisoners in
Borden and Bennett addressed
great meetings in Vancouver and
Three carloads of B. C. apples
have been shipped to the boys at
the front.
Thirteen Conservative and six
Liberal seats in the Ottawa house
are vacant.
Quebec province has voted one
million dollars to the Canadian
Patriotic Fund.
Premier Borden will attend the
Imperial conference to be held In
London shortly.
Manitoba court of appeal declared the direct legislation bill
Lieut. Nungesser, a French
aviator, has brought down 21
enemy machines.
B.C. has enlisted 3500 more
than its proportion of Canada's
half-million army.
A bill to prohibit the advertising of liquors has been introduced
in the U.S. congress.
Berlin reports that the French
battleship Suffern was torpedoed
with a loss of 718 men.
In B. C. this year 995,065 cases
of salmon were packed���243,158
of them on the Skeena.
British forces destroyed the
bridge over the Hai river at its
junction with the Tigris.
Vitrimont, a French village
destroyed early in the war, is to
be the first village rebuilt.
In the Vancouver by-election
the returns were: Smith, 7319;
Canada's annual iniand revenue
report shows a great falling off
in the use of liquors and tobacco.
The government will take over
the Irish railroads, in the hope
of averting a threatened strike.
Ottawa reports say Canada's
trade for the year will reach the
unprecedented figure of two billion dollars.
The Scandinavian nations and
Switzerland have asked the cooperation of Hollend in a new
peace movement.
Immigrants who returned to
their native lands to serve in the
war will be barred if they attempt
to re-enter the U.S.
The new cabinet will probably
release a majority of the Irish
rebels who have been imprisoned
since the Dublin riots.
The country around Chihuahua
city is reported in a state of
pani :���, as a result of the success*
es of Villa and his bandits.
The only change resulting from
the recounts in three constituen
cies was the return of the Conservative, R. E. Pooley.m Esquimau, by a majority of two.
Portland shipbuilders threaten
to close their yards rather than
accede to the unions' demands
for the closed shop.
Labor organizations in Spain
called a twenty-four hour strike
on Tuesdayi as a protest against
the increased cost of food.
Denmark's fisheriesare paralyzed by the Allied embargo on oil
and petrol, which is being reserved for naval and military use.
Denmark voted in favor of the
sale of the Danish West Indies
to the U. S. Women exercised
the suffrage for the first time.
The British government will
take over the railways.docks and
collieries in Wales, in order to
end thepresentchaoticconditions.
The average time required to
pass a vessel through the Panama
canal is lib. 40m. No ship has
passed in less than seven hours.
It has been proposed in the
French chamber of deputies that
a permanent military organization
be formed by the Entente governments.
The Canadian torpedo - boat
Grilse, believed lost last week,
succeeded in reaching Shelburne,
N.S., after a severe buffeting.
Six sailors were lost in the storm.
For military railways in France
immense quantities of rails are
urgently needed, and the Canadian government has been called
upon to assist in relieving the
situation. It is probable that
unused track on government and
corporation-owned railways will
be recovered and shipped to
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, Jas. 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 85,  must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this second day of December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
Commercial Printing at
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of Allan A. McMillan, deceased,
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the ninth day of Deoember, 1916, 1 waa
appointed Administrator of the EBtnte
of Allan A. McMillen, deceased, testator.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 12th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B.C.
In the Supreme Court of British
In  the matter  of the Administration
Act and in the matter of   the   Estate of John Erik Lindquist,deceased,
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
His Honour Judge Yt>ung, dated
the ninth day of December, 1916, I was
appointed Administratoi of the Estate
of John Erik ^Lindquist, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said Estate are hereby requested
to forward the same, properly verified,
to nie.before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all peraonB indebted to
the Baid Estate are required to pay
the amounts of their indebtedness to
Dated 11th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B. C.
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 or 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.;
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.
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 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.(Ml 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.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co,
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. BURDEN, New Hazelton
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.
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Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
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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
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CURRANTS, Fresh, Cleaned, 16-oz. pkgs. ...   20   "
MIXED PEEL, in 1-lb. boxes 35   "
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BIRD'S EGG SUBSTITUTE, per pkg 15   "
BIRD'S CUSTARD POWDER "   "     ....   15   "
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Ladies! Ask for a Free Shopping Bag.
Gentlemen! Dont Forget to buy a few bottles for Christmas
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert 6 p.m. Nov. 11th,
25th; Dec. 9th, 23rd; Jan. 6th, 20th; Feb. 3rd.
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
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LsMVLsIXl   UnU. OlfiULsO an(j  public  conveyances   day  and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for  Storage  or  Delivery.
AdiltvcH nil communications to H&zelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
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Hazelton,      -      -     B.C.
Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Steamers south from Prince Rupert: Wednesday and Friday, at 9 A.M.
North for Anyox 12 midnight Wednesday. North for Ketchikan,
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.M. 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.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl.Asst. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent,PrinCe Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1916
Paris: In the French offensive
north of Verdun our forces continue their success. On the right
bank of the Meuse they progressed in Caurieres wood and captured
the village of Bezonauxyesterday.
A violent attack by German
troops against our position at
dote de Poivre was broken by
our fire. We maintained our
entire new front.
Prisoners continue to be brought
back, the number now exceeding
9000, of which 250 are officers.
On the rest of the front there
was the usual cannonade.
London: A small party of the
enemy approached our trenches
north of Hill 60, on the Ypres
salient, in an endeavor to bomb
them. The attackers were caught
by our barrage and no attempt
was made to enter our trenches.
There was some artillery activity during the night north of the
Ancre and north of Ypres. We
bombarded enemy trenches north
of Hulluch and east of Neuve
The Belgian communication
says the day was calm.
London: Bonar Law stated in
the house of commons that the
government had considered the
case of Capt. Blaikie of the Caledonia, who was taken prisoner
by the Germans on the allegation
that his steamer had tried to ram
the submarine which sank her.
The cabinet has taken such action
as was considered necessary to
prevent Blaikie meeting the fate
of Fryatt. Bonar Law mentioned
that those now in British hands
included a son of Admiral Tirpitz,
the captain of the Emden, and
Prince Joseph of Hohenzollern.
London: The British army operating in Mesopotamia, which
has assumed the offensive on the
Tigris front, has made a further
advance,and is now within three-
quarters of a mile of the Tigris,
opposite Kut-el-Amara.
Petrograd: Russian troops repulsed an Austro-German force
which was attempting an advance
in the. Oitze valley, on the Moldavian front, in Roumania.
Rome: On the Trentino front
military operations have been
checked by violent storms. On
the Julian front there were desultory artillery actions east of
Gorizia and on the Carso. Our
troops continue the work of consolidation.
If      TUESDAY, DEC. 19
Paris: The entire Roumanian
front is now held by Russian
troops. The Roumanian army is
safe, the survivors being now beyond the Sereth river, in Jassy
and in Bessarabia, where they are
being regrouped and refitted with
a view to rarther operations.
The Teutonic offensive has been
arrested by the Russians. Acom-
munique says: On the Roumanian
front, west and southwest of
Romniku and Sarat, our scouts
made reconnaissances. In the
region of Filepechti station and
in the region of Dishbatogu the
offensive of the enemy has been
arrssted by oar fire.
London: Premier Lloyd George
is sufficiently well to appear in
parliament today, and this afternoon he will make a statement
regarding the policy of the British government.
There is increasingly hopeful
feeling that some satisfactory
solution of the Irish question will
be arrived at.
The first food restrictions went
into force in England yesterday.
Hotels and restaurants are forbidden to serve /more than two
courses for breakfast or luncheon
and three courses for dinner.
Every Thursday is to be a meatless day.
U.S. Ambassador Page presented the peace note of the Teutonic
powers to Foreign Minister Balfour.
London: Sylvia Pankhurst.the
militant suffragette, with a number of sympathizers, attempted to
hold a demonstration and meeting
at the East India dockgates yesterday afternoon, to demand
peace. The police interfered and
arrested the agitators.
Rome: The Pope has no intention of attempting to mediate
between the warring nations at
No news from the western
|       WEDNES..MC.20        |
London: An Imperial conference with the British dominions
on war questions was announced
by the premier. In the house of
lords the Marquis of Crewe said:
"We must carry on the war to
the last man and thelastshilling."
In the commons the premier declared the new ministry had decided to take complete control of
all shipping as it now controls all
Petrograd: Interest aroused
in Russia by the German peace
proposals is subsiding.
London: We successfully entered enemy trenches south of Armentieres. A number of the
enemy was killed. Beyond artillery activity near Morval, on the
Ancre and in the Loos region,
there is nothing to report.
On the Macedonian front British troops successfully raided the
enemy trenches in the Haznatar
district, on the Struma front.and
at Brest, on Lake Doiran.
Washington: Bernstorff has
hopes that the Allies will not
refuse to talk about peace.
London: Bonar Law in parliament placed the German losses
on the Somme at 690,000.
New York: Great Britain is
preparing to float another secured
loan, of $250,000,000, according
to information obtained on high
banking authority.
Paris : General Joffre has
handed over command of the
French armies to General Georges
Nivelle. Joffre has been made
president of the Allied military
London; A warrant has been
issued at Athens for the arrest of
Venizelos, on a charge of high
London: The British captured
trenckes in the neighborhood of
South of the Somme the enemy
violently bombarded the French
There is much activity on the
Macedonian front.
Petrograd: The war office announces the repulse by Russo-
Roumanian troops of enemy attacks on the left bank of the
Danube, in the region of Parlata.
Fighting on the Dobrudja front
is more intense. On the Macedonian front there was fierce
fighting in the vicinity of the
villages of Cerna, Centrak and
The enemy was driven back by
our attacks southwest of Brody.
Paris: There is great artillery
activity in the region of Louve-
morrt and around Chambrettes
farm, in the sector north of Verdun. On both sides of the Meuse
there has been spirited artillery
action. On the rest of the French
front there is nothing but intermittent cannonading to report.
London: The Allies have not
slammed the door on peace; they
have simply said to Germany:
"Here are our terms. Take them
or leave them. It is your move;
but don't come again in the role
of a victor." If Germany really
desires peace she knows how to
go about it.
Asquith, after congratulating
Lloyd George, made a brief reference to the question of peace,
saying: "We all yearn for peace;
but it must be honorable, and not
a shamefaced peace."
Athens: The Greek government has protested to the Entente
expressing astonishment at the
landing of Venizelists on the island of Syra. High functionaries
and notables have been arrested.
Washington: Wilson has appealed to the belligerents to discuss terms of peace, expressing
his readiness to act if desired.
The Hague: PhilipScheidmann,
a Socialist member of the reich-
stag,writing to friends here,freely admitted that the deportations
from northern France and Belgium were ordered by Hindenburg.
Ottawa: Premier Borden has
sent the message to Lloyd George
that Canada will use all the energy, men and money necessary
to help win the war.
London: Four German aeroplanes were brought down on the
Somme front. Otherwise there
was a lull in the fighting. A
Germ n raid on a British trench
South of the Somme the enemy
violently bombarded our lines
during the day, especially in the
sectors of Belloy-en-Santerre, Ablaincourt and Pressoir. Our guns
replied energetically. There were
intermittent artillery actions on
the rest of the front.
New York: A private cable
received here states that men high
in the British government councils have openly expressed intense
indignation at the action of President Wilson in requesting the
Allies to consider the German
peace proposals.
London: The press is pained
that Wilson sent his peace suggestion to the Entente powers,
who have done nothing to warrant him in such a course*. The
general opinion is that the president, having done nothing to stop
the crime, cannot prevent the
punishment of the criminal. The
message is regarded with astonishment. Bonar Law's speech,
which is regarded as a direct re
ply to Wilson, was delivered with
a degree of fervor that minister
has never displayed before. Peace
advocates were sternly rebuked.
Washington: A quiet but firm
intimation that the U. S. may
enter the war against Germany
is said to underlie recent diplomatic exchanges. It is said the
administration may compel peace
by joining the Entente.
Petrograd: A violent battle is in
progress in northern Dobrudja,
where the Teutons have assumed
the offensive. Russians gained
positions in the Carpathians.
London: The British horse
ship St. Ursula was sunk without
warning. Of six Americans in
the crew tour are missing.
Ottawa: The patrol of North
Atlantic trade routes is to be
increased. The additional vessels
will be manned by Canadians.
More naval recruits have been
called for.
Alberta and Saskatchewan have
been requested to organize their
own police forces for the duration
of the-war,in order to release the
R.N.W.M.P. for active ^service.
Freighters, Attention!
Tenders will be received by
the undersigned up to the 29th
day of December for the hauling
of 500 tons of ore, or any part
thereof, from the Santa Maria
mine, to be loaded on the cars at
Also for the hauling of freight
from the railroad to the mine.
Twenty-five per cent of the
contract will be withheld to guarantee the completion of the same.
The lowest or any tender not
necessarily accepted.
Made To Order
British Columbia Land Surveyor
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
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Arts and Crafts Building, 57S Seymour Sired
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for any period from one month upward at f 1 per
month In advance. Thin rate Includes office con*
tultatlons and medicines, as well as all coatt while
In the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Drug Store; In Aldermen?
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
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