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^yCi. JC .S._A>^0  (_        J .       )
VOL. V, NO. 22
Whole - hearted enthusiasm
marked the meeting held on
Tuesday evening for the organization of a fair association for
Hazelton and district. Practically
every business man of the town
was in attendance, as well as
representative ranchers from the
Kispiox Valley, and the spirit of
the gathering was evidently
gratifying to Poultry Instructor
Terry and Agriculturist Dunlop,
government officials who attended
by request.
The workings of the law regulating fair associations were
explained by Mr. Dunlop, and
after general discussion it was
unanimously decided that an
organization for the holding of
an annual fair at Hazelton should
be formed forthwith. ,
Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association was the name
chosen for the organization, which
will take in the district comprised
in the Skeena and tributary valleys above Copper River, the
Kispiox Valley, and the Bulkley
and tributary valleys between
Hazelton and Moricetown.
A committee, including J. M.
MacCormick, James Anderson,
R. G. Moseley, S. J. Martin and
A.R. Macdonald, was appointed to
enroll members and take preliminary , steps for organization.
Representatives of other sections
in the district were also named,
and on their acceptance will be
added to the committee, the
members of which will be provisional directors, as provided by
the act.
Promises of hearty support
have been already received from
many residents of the district,
and the charter application is
expected to have over one hundred signatures. The annual
subscription has been fixed at
one dollar.
San Diego, Jan. 29:���Over fifty
persons were drowned in the
lower Otay Valley, through the
bursting of one of the dams of
this city's water system. The
dam was 130 feet high, of steel
and rock filled. A leak of 300,000
gallons daily had been weakening
the dam, engineers being unable
to locate the trouble.
Twenty-five farmhouses were
wrecked by the 30-foot wall of
water which swept the little valley, and scores of persons are
missing. . Many bodies were
carried out to sea. The property
loss is over a million.
Coming Events
Feb. 4���Grand Carnival on Hazelton
Rink, under the auspicps of Hazelton
Athletic Association.
Feb. 7 Working meeting of the Red
Cross.   St. Andrew's Hall at 8 p. m.
Feb. 25 -Comedy, "What Happened
to Jones", by amateur players,in aid of
Hazelton Hospital.
Feb. 29���Leap Year Ball,in Assembly
Hall, under tbe auspices of Hazelton
Athletic Association.
March 17���Grand Concert for the
benefit of the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
Petrograd:   On  the  Caucasus quantities  nf  arms,   munitions
; front,  in  a fight in  the region medical supplies and some thou-
west of Melazgheri, we crushed sands of cattle.     Southeast of
a large Turkish column and took Hamadin,   near   Kandehan.   we
as prisoners  17 officers, a^d 274
men, and captured a large quantity of arms and  munitions,  including   tens   of   thousands   of I
cartridges and ammunition cases.
Our  troops, pursuing the fleeing |
enemy,    entered   the   town   of I
Khynysskala, between   Erzerum
arid  Mush,   close on  his  heels. I
Here they found besides  troops, j
whom they took prisoners,  large
reserves of  munitions  and sup-,
plies for the Turkish army.    The:    Paris:   Heavy artillery fitting
Turks are fleeing toward  Mu.-h. in the Artois district, where  the
drove the enemy back southward.
Washington: Neutral nations
are being notified bv the British
admiralty that Great Britain is
laying large mine fields to obstruct the entrance to the Baltic,
and that it is now impossible to
navigate in those waters without
a pilot. This is one of the steps
taken to tighten the blockade of
Germany.     \,
In  Persia, south of Lake Urn-
miah, we defeated large Tut'kteh
Germans directed violent attacks
against various parts of the front,
series of mine explosions preceded
the attack, and the sudden onslaught enabled the enemy to
secure a foothold in some of the
advanced trenches. A similar
attack in another portion of the
front was repulsed. A third
atlack failed, the Germans being
unable to leave their trenches,
owing to the terrific fire of the
French artillery and rifles.
Athens: Forces landed by the
Allied fleet have taken possession
of the Greek fortress at the head
of the Gulf of Saloniki. The
commander of the fortress made
a protest.
forces,   who  fled  precipitately, (are the outstanding features of
We took as prisoners numbers of![1"'    French    official    statement
Turkish regulars   and    Kurdish
irregulars,   and   captured   large
issued last night.     According to
the war office announcement, a
Paris:     Bulgaria stopped   all
j communication across  the  Roumanian  frontier on January 23,
according to a despatch  to the
! Temps from Geneva,
LOCAL AND DISTRICT who  ranks as one of the  best
NEWS PARAGRAPHS jshots in the rifle association,  left
I yesterday to join his company at
I Prince Rupert,
Rev. W. M. Scott has  entirely
recovered from' his recent illness.
Join the fair association.
Owing to the  recent outbreak
of  measles,   the annual meeting
Don't forget  the carnival on'of the patrons of Hazelton   Hos-
Hazelton rink next Friday even- pital  hatrbe*h postponed.     The
ning, February 4, date  will  be fixed shortly.     In
Wm. Ware, manager of the the meantime, those who have
Hudson's Bay store, returned on: not already done so have the
Saturday from a visit to the' opportunity to qualify as patrons
company's Babine post. 'b* making cash subscriptions or
i purchasing hospital tickets (o the
Miss Pearl Allen left yesterday ,imount of $5 or more.
for Edmonton, to begin a college'     .  .     ,      , . ,   ,,
f ' A hockey team went to Ruper
course.     She  was accompanied
ion Thursday, to play two games
by her father, the district forever, | wjlh ���Buck,; Irwjn,8 me))    gev.
who will return ,n about a week. L^, of the reguiars were unaule
Angus McDonald of Cunning-1 to make the trip, the team con-
ham's staff, and H. Mathews, of jsisting of A. McDougall, P. Mc-
the Hudson's Bay Co., left yes-1 Dougall.Donohue, O'Brien, War-
terday for Montreal, to join   the j ner and Lavery of New Hazelton,
heavy artillery. They probably
will enlist in the same corps with
H. C. Kinghorn. A large number of friends gave them an
enthusiastic sendoff.
An interested audience attended the agricultural meeting in
the schoolhouse on Monday evening, when J. R. Terry, provincial
poultry instructor, and S.F.Dun-
lop, assistant agriculturist, delivered addresses on subjects of
interest to poultry keepers, farm-
j ers and amateur gardeners.
On Wednesday evening Mrs.
[Charles Reid entertained a large
J number of friends, the guest of
honor being her brother, H. W.
| Sharpe, who has enlisted in the
1102nd  Battalion.     Mr.  Sharpe,
and Keddie of Smithers. Games
were played nn Thursday evening
and yesterday afternoon. The
wires being down, no report has
been received.
The Hazelton amateur players,
assisted by New Hazelton talent,
will stage the celebrated comedy
"What Happened to Jones" in
Assembly Hall on February 25,
in aid of Hazelton Hospital.
The play is the best ever offered in Hazelton, and requires a
cast of twelve. Impresario Phillips declares that the presentation will be a record event. The
stage is to be enlarged for the
A general meeting of Hazelton
branch  of  the Red  ('ross   was
held on Thursday evening, when
a plan  of work was outlined by
the  executive committee.    Two
working committees  have been
.appointed, one for surgical  sup-
[ plies,   with Miss Hogan as chairman,   and one for the making of
garments, with Mrs.   Wrinch  at
I its head.    These committees will
, arrange working meetings for all
members of the branch.     There
is also a committee on membership   and   extension,    with   G.
i Burrington as  chairman,   which
is already active, its efforts having increased the membership to
i    Government Agent Hoskins has
! donated $10 towards the fund for
purchasing surgical supplies
The garment committee is prepared   to   execute   orders   for
pajamas  or   similar   garments,
profits for the sale of their work
going to the funds of the society.
A working meeting of the Red
Cross, under the direction of the
surgical appliance committee, will
be held in St. Andrew's Hall on
Monday evening,  Feb.  7, at 8.
The work,  which is of a most
I interesting   character,    is such
��� that all members,  gentlemen  as
well as ladies,  can assist.     A
large attendance  is  requested.
| Members are asked to bring any
I discarded sheets, table cloths, or
other   white  linen,   for use in
I wrapping supplies.
The Harris Mines is preparing
for the resumption of work on
the American Boy mine next
week, when an aggressive system
of development will be inaugurated. A gasoline hoist is to be
installed, and it is expected that
shipments from this well-known
property will soon reach a larger
tonnage than ever.
Recent smelter returns have
been of a highly satisfactory
nature, the high price of lead
and silver greatly increasing the
profit on Harris Mines ore. The
company is having concentration
tests of its ore by the new Field
process, which appears to work
very well on ores of similar
E. P. Spalding and George
Walker, well-known mining men,
are here from Spokane. It is
understood their visit is connected with a pending deal for a
property on Rocher de Boule
Superintendent Cameron, of
the Chicago group, was in town
on Thursday. His crew, which
has been engaged in making a
road, will move up the hill to the
permanent camp in a few days,
and actual mining will begin as
soon as possible.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas.A.McClair
and J. C. Rineley, of Vancouver,
will leave about Tuesday for the
Ingenica district, where they will
spend next season prospecting.
They have sent Indians ahead
with their supplies.
Duke Harris says work on the
Hazelton View, on Rocher de
Boule mountain, will be resumed
on Monday. Development has
been suspended for some days,
owiog to the weather.
Pete Jensen will leave in a few
days, to prepare for his season's
mining in the Ingenica district,
where he has good placer ground,
He is accompanied by Barney
Moe and Fred Hagen.
Charley Frederickson, Morris
Peterson, and Pete Nielson are
preparing to take the trail to the
Ingenica river, where they expect another successful season.
Ladies' Hockey Game
A closely contested hockey
game, which was enjoyed by
many spectators, was put up by
the ladies yesterday afternoon.
After playing the regulation
three periods, the score was 2-2,
and the players agreed to rest
content with a tie. Following
was the line-up:
Married Single
Mrs. Hall C        Miss J. Grant
Mrs. Anderson R Miss D. McDougall
MissG.McDougall I, Miss F.McDougall
Mrs. Little P Miss Colwill
Mrs. Cox CP Miss Smith
Mrs. Naylor G Miss Ward
The proceeds of the game added $15.50 to the Red Cross fund. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, thi Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, January 29, 1916.
No. 22
The organization of Hazelton Agricultural and Industrial
Association marks another step in the development of the rich
district of which this town is the center. The association, which
will have as its main object the holding of an annual fair at
Hazelton, had its inception at a well-attended and enthusiastic
meeting of business men and ranchers, who unanimously endorsed
the projected organization, those present pledging themselves to
further the movement in every possible way.
If properly conducted, the fair association cannot fail to prove
of great benefit to the district, and it is distinctly up to the people
of the Upper Skeena, Kispiox Valley and Hazelton to take an active
interest in the organization and assist in making the annual fair a
The committee which has been entrusted with the preliminary
work will act as provisional directors, and will be replaced by
permanent officials when the charter is obtained. It is not too soon
for the people of the district to begin thinking of the election of
directors for the first year, for upon their ability and energy
depends, to a great extent, the future success of the project. It is
imperative that men of the right caliber, able and willing to work
for the common good, should be chosen to conduct the affairs of
the association. It is also highly desirable that the different
tactions of the district should be represented, not only on the
membership roll, but also on the board of directors. The intention
of the promoters is to work for the general good. They realize
that if the prosperity of the rancher, miner and prospector can be
promoted by an annual fair the result will be beneficial to Hazelton
and to every other part of the district.
There is every promise that the people of this part of the
Interior will pull together in the enterprise, and we feel safe in
predicting a prosperous future for the association.
The Canadian Red Cross,acting
through the British Red Cross,
has rendered many important
services to the wounded of the
Allied armies in Belgium, Servia,
France, Montenegro, Italy and
the Dardanelles.
The work in Belgium and
France is in charge of the Anglo-
French Hospital Committee. Its
hospital units now number 22.
These units are working in many
places, from Adinkerque in Belgium to Commercy in the Vosges.
There are several hospitals on
the coast, at Fecamp, at Treport
and the Hospital du Chateau at
St. Malo. One of the most important of these hospitals in the
King Albert 1st Hospital at
Rouen, which is intended for
Belgian wounded and can accommodate 1000 patients at a
On the Italian front a large
convoy of English ambulances
is busily engaged in transporting wounded. Over 1,500 were
carried in the first fortnight. In
Servia, Red Cross aid was successful in checking the great
epidemic of typhus which decimated the Servian armies at the
beginning of the war.
With the renewed Austro-German offensive in the Balkans and
the intervention of Bulgaria, Red
Cross activities in the Mediterranean basin are rapidly becoming of supreme importance.
The   burden  of   an   imperial
alliance falls as heavily upon our
Canadian Red Cross as upon our
troops.    To discharge that obligation and to live up to our inter-
j national reputation the Canadian
! Red Cross needs unceasing sup-
jport  from   the   community   at
[ large.
An Unheeded Prophet
All the prophets did not flourish in Bible times. Writing in
1885, Max Mueller, the famous
German philologist, said: "When
one reads the discussions in Parliament one might fear for England, but they are mere fireworks.
The nation is of good old stock,
and woe to him who forgets this!
England will never be conquered I
till the last Englishman, the last
Scotchman, the last Irishman, the
last Australian,the last Canadian
and Newfoundlander, the last
Sikh���aye, the last Yankee���has
The German Humanity League,
consisting of German Socialists
residing outside of Germany, has
issued at Rotterdam a manifesto
containing a violent indictment
of "the Prussian conspirators,"
bitterly attacking the Imperial
German chancellor.accusing Germany of "barbarous cruelties and
insatiable lust," and concluding
with the demand that Emperor
William "be deposed from his
dishonored throne."
"Our homes are being desolated," the manifesto says, "in a
campaign waged not in lawful
defence of German territory, but
to satisfy the insatiable savagery
and greed of Prussian conspirators. We again appeal to every
wage-earner not yet stirred to
the heart by these holocausts to
register a vow no longer to remain silent spectators of the
stupendous crimes which have
robbed us of our sons and
brothers and left upon the truthful pages of history an indelible
"In the Reichstag men who
had sworn to defend the rights
of the people have joined hands
with the oppressors. We have
examined through trusted sources
the economic condition of every
state and province. From all
comes the cry, 'Deliver us from
this terrible suffering.'
"In July, 1914, we were honored and respected throughout the
world. Today the German name
is the scorn of civilization and
the German flag a badge of
infamy. For our crimes we are
loathed by all honest men.
"What are more contemptible
than the hollow, lying subterfuges for breaches of diplomatic
etiquette, and all the canons of
civilized coummunities and the
customs and usages of honorable
warfare as published by the
Imperial chancellor.
"Napoleon failed and the Kaiser must faM. There can be no
peace until he is deposed from
the throne he has fouled and his
fellow conspirators meet their
fate at the hands of the executioner."
Japan is the leading fishing
nation. One in twenty of her
people are fishermen.
Athens: King Constantine has
made a bid for American sympathy in an interview, declaring
that the case of Greece parallels
that of Belgium; that the indemnity offered by the Allies is
meaningless, and that Greek
sentiment has undergone a great
change and is now in favor of
the Teutons.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of William McAvoy, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the 12th day of January, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of William McAvoy.deceased, intestate,
who died on or about the 20th day of
August, 1909.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 2nd day of February,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated at Hazelton this 17th day of
January, 1916.
21-2 Official Administrator.
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. Hav-
ing 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
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
The house of lords passed the | Every  window in  the town of
military bill on Thursday.
Hon.  George Riley,  a British
Columbia senator, is dead.
The city of Toronto has made
a grant of $250,000 to the Patriotic
Twelve deaths resulted from
last week's floods near Los Angeles.
Recruits for a Japanese battalion have begun drilling in Vancouver.
The Germans burned 18,207
homes in Belgium, exclusive of
The work of clearing the slides
in the Panama canal is nearly
Japan will hold Tsing Tau, the
Chinese territory captured from
the Germans.
The town of Molde, Norway, is
in ashes. Two thousand people
are homeless.
The war office has accepted the
offer of a fourth army division
from Canada.
Two men were killed and a
dozen injured in a strike riot at
East Chicago.
Avalanches and floods are reported from various points in the
western states.
Over 15,000 recruits enlisted in
Canada during the first fifteen
days of January.
The provincial government is
planning a publicity bureau for
the benefit of farmers.
The government dock at Seward, Alaska, was burned, with a
large amount of freight.
Roumania has obtained a $57,-
500,000 loan from Great Britain,
giving her grain crop as security.
Twenty Canadian regiments
are now ready for the front,
awaiting transportation facilities.
Women cannot vote on prohibition in Manitoba, there being insufficient time to prepare new
A semi-official statement gives
Italy's losses in the war to date
as 134,500 killed, wounded and
Eighteen Mexicans who participated in the massacre of Americans at Santa Ysabel have
been executed.
A number of lives were lost in
a storm of unprecedented severity
which swept the Hawaiian Islands last week.
Japan's demands on China are
viewed with alarm in Washington, where developments are being closely followed.
Of twelve interned Germans
who escaped from the detention
camp at Amherst, N.S., eleven
have been recaptured.
Returned Canadian soldiers will
form a veterans' association, to
include all who have served in
Canada's overseas forces.
Speaking in parliament on
Wednesday, Hon. Martin Burrell
upheld the purchase of submarines by Sir Richard McBride.
The power plant of the Argyle
Coal Co. at Johnstown, Pa., was
destroyed on Monday by a time
bomb. The workmen were absent at the time of the explosion.
have arrived jn^this district are
Mr.   and  Mrs.   Fred Pinkerton,
Mr. and Mrs.  Allen  Pinkerton,
and Mr.   and   Mrs.   Strickland,
wiih   their  respective families,
Sonth  Fork was  broken.     The from  Duval,   Wash.     They  are
company ships coal to the Allies, highly pleased with the outlook
The Dominion liner Norseman,  here.     "The soil beats anything
which was torpedoed by a Ger-1t have seen anywhere," is thejfi
mar, submarine on Tuesday, was! verdjct of A���en Pinkerto     who 8
successfully beached without loss' -
| Hudson's Bay Company j
=   Dry-Goods,  Boots &  Shoes,  Groceries,   Hardware   ��
of life.
Sweden has prohibited the export of wood pulp, as a measure
of  retaliation   for   the
was in the dairy business on  the i ��
I other side of the line. i
j ( Chas. Rogers, of Uncha Lake, '��� =
British i nas taken an outfit toGermansen ||
seizure of mail parcels destined ' Creek,  in  the Omineca country, g
for Germany. and intenda doing a little pros-j =
Eleven  were killed and   two pecting when the season opens. I
hundred wounded in the explosion of a German munitions factory at Offenbach, Hesse, on
Sunday. Part of the city was
Washington has changed its
attitude regarding armed merchantmen, and now requires the
disarming of three Italian steamers carrying guns before leaving
American ports.
I    Brandy,   XXX Hennessy,        per bottle,   -   -   -   -
xxx Marion "     "      	
Champagne, Mumm's Extra Dry, per pint bottle,    -
Claret,       per bottle, -       -       -       -   .60 and
Gin,       Finsbury,       Gordon Dry,       per  bottle,   -
Du Kuyper      ... "
Port Wine, per  bottle,       -       -        1.00 and
Sherry, Bodega   and   Blue Label,   per bottle,
Whisky,       Scotch,       -      -1.75,   1,50,   1.35   and
Rye, 1.25 and
Rum,       per gallon,       8.00 per bottle, -
$ 2.10
arrival Is
Geo. Blackwell. a new
from  Athabasca  Landing, Alta, j��
has started a roadliouse inthejl
LIQUEURS:   Absinthe, Benedictine, Curacao, Cherry
Brandy,   Cherry Whisky,   Creme de Menthe,  Pousse Cafe,
Russian Kummel, and French Vermouth.
vicinity of Keefe's Landing.
J. Bostrom, well-known as a
contractor during construction of
the G.T.P., has purchased �� big
tract adjoining A. Blayney's
ranch, South Francois, and is
doing considerable work thereon,
In   the   territory   under   the preparatory  to going into    the
jurisdiction of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police there were
32 murders last year. All but
one o f the murderers were
brought to trial.
Helen Dow, the 18-year-old
daughter of Rev. J. A. Dow, was
burned to death in a fire which
destroyed the family residence
at Enderby. Her parents and
brother were seriously burned.
Seattle officers have seized
large quantities of liquor in the
homes of wealthy residents who
disregarded the law restricting
household supplies to two quarts
of spirituous and 12 quarts of
malt liquors.
An aeroplane which is being
built for the Allies by an American company is six times as large
as any yet tried, and will have a
radius of action of 600 miles at a
speed of 54 miles an hour, carrying thirty men.
There will be no parliamentary
enquiry into the charges against
the shell commitee made by Hon.
Wm. Pugsley.     The committee j
was appointed  by  the Imperial [Synopsis of Coal Mining Regu-
government,   and  the  members|                      lations.
are not responsible to parliament. I 	
Washington: President Wilson i POAL mining rigfitsof the nonunion,
^   in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   anil
is to make a tour of the country,   Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
, . . . , ''Northwest Territories and in a portion
speaking   on    his    preparedness iof the  Province of  British   Columbia,
nnlinu   Tr i�� nrnlmlilp Mint lip will   may be leased for a term of twenty-one
policy, it is prooaoie tnat ne win yeMa at an annua, rpntaI of $, an
be followed by Bryan,  who con-"cre-    Not mow than 2,680 acres wi'
templates a   stumping   tour   in
opposition to the President.
cattle business.
The launches "Francois Belle"
and "Rambler" are now out of
business for this season, as after
several snappy days and nights,
Francois Lake has frozen over,
rather earlier than usual.
It is to be hoped that a new
postoffice will be established at
Prosser & Reid's store, as advocated,as another is sorely needed
on the south side of Francois
Lake for the convenience of the
Trappers in this district have
made excellent catches this season and some fine fur has been
brought in lately.
L.O.Forde, of North Francois,
recently got from below * fine
herd of Holstein dairy cows, with
which he intends to branch out
into the dairy business with a
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   May"   leaves   Prince   Rupert   Dec.    17th;
Jan. 2nd, 14th & 28th at 7 p.m.
J.I.Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B-C.
Dr. BADGERO will be located in
Hazelton, beginning Jan. 17, 1916.
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
IIVFRY an A VTAfiFV We are Prepared to supply private
Liirui\l UllU OlrlULiiJ and public conveyances day and
niirht.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign your shipments in  Our
Care  for  Storage  or  Delivery.
Address iill communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
This section has not been backward in sending men to the
battlefront, among our boys who
are now wearing khaki being
Percy Reid, of Prosser & Reid's
store, and Jack Martin, both
with the 62nd Battalion, now
ready to leave Vancouver for the
front. "Bill", otherwise Harry,
Poole.joined the 72nd and is now
in training in England; A. J. D.
McDougall,of Binta Lake, is now
on his way to the war zone,
while E. J Blackman was one of
the first to go, joining his old
corps, the 17th Lancers, on the
outbreak of the war.
Among the new settlers who
' be leased to one applicant.
I    Application for a lease must be made
; by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
j be described by sections, or legal sub-
I divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
I 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 $10. OC an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized   publication, of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
G.T.P.S.S. Service to VANCOUVER, VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE.      S. S.   PRINCEI
GEORGE leaves Prince Rupert on Saturdays
at 9 a.m.   S.S. PRINCE JOHN leaves Prince
Rupert on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Passenger Trains leave Hazelton on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:4S
m., for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers.
Eastbound Passenger trains leave Hazelton at (i:08 p.m. on Mondays
and Thursdays for Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, etc.
Mixed Train leaving Hazelton Ea.Hbonnd on Saturday at 2:31)p.m.,
and Westbound on Thursday at 4:48 a.m., also carries passenger coach
and baggage car.
For full information, reservations on train or steamship, etc,
apply to any G.T.P. Agent or to Albert Davidson, General Agent,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
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p>id<ipc.pii>i$i.soo.ooo. < VANCOUVER, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1916
To Attack Saloniki
Saloniki:     The Kaiser, accom-
Five persons were killed and
three injured.
"In Artois, cannonading has
been very lively to the east,
several batteries being silenced.
"To the north of the Aisne we
enemy  convoy
includes three 16-inch siege guns.
Russia's Campaigns
Petrograd (official): "In lhe
Riga sector the Germans bombarded cur entrenchments with
asphyxiating shells.
"In Caucasus the retreat of
lhe Turks in the region of Erzerum continues. Our pursuing
troops are advancing along roads
strewn with frozen bodies of As-
karis. We took 600 head of cattle.
"In Persia,southeast of Hamadan, the enemy attempted to
advance toward Kandahan Pass,
but was repulsed.
"Our troops occupied the town^
of Sultana, from which the German consul and a detachment
recruited by him from the Persian population fled."
Britain Not Outclassed
London: Reuter's correspondent at British headquarters in
France describes a visit he made
to the aerial headquarters and
says the Germans must be well
aware that Great Britain possesses a battle plane which is a very
effective answer to the German
Fokker machine, only a limited
number are in\actual use. The
correspondent says the Fokker
machines, although extremely
valuable, are believed to have a
radius of only about 150 miles.
German Air Raids
London: Two hostile aeroplane
attacks were made on the Kent
coast today. In the first, made
early this morning by a single
aeroplane.nine bombs were dropped, killing one person and injuring several. The second
attack, early this afternoon, was
made by two aeroplanes. No
casualties were reported in this
attack. The raiders escaped.
Battle in Mesopotamia
London    (officia
panied by Von Mackensen, has dispersed a large
arrived at Gievgeli. An attack I in the region of c,.aonn"e.
on Saloniki is expected. Tl^ .-A German batlery> which
Teutons are completing railway attempted to destroy the bridge
lines forprovisioningtheirtroops. at Berry-au-Bac, was damaged by
An army of 320,000 is ready to j the fire of one of our heavy
attack the Allies.     The artillery jguns.-   On  the Heights of the
Meuse, in the sector of Mouilly,
a small enemy detachment which j
attempted to approach our lines, |
after a somewhat intense bombardment,   was easily dispersed]
by our fire."
Artillery Fighting
London (official):    "We had
successful artillery bomb
near Ovilers-la-Boisselle,
doux and Boesinghe.    Near Boe
singhe we exploded a bomb store
in the enemy's lines.
"The hostile artillery has shown
activity near Gommescourt,about
Loos, and at Hooge.
"The aircraft on both sides
have been active. We maintained
our supremacy."
"In the Caucasus, in the region
of Erzerum, we continue to press
the Turks closely and take prisoners. In the Melazhert district
we fought successful actions
against enemy cavalry and infantry detachments."
Renewed Fighting
Paris: Along the western front
the enemy is displaying activity.
In Belgium, where the Germany
were especially active, their
trenches were successfully bombarded by French artillery. In
the region of* Rove the enemy
works were shattered, causing
the retirement of their troops.
The positions   were  entered   by
auchee and another in the vicinity
of Vauquois."
Mesopotamian Campaign
London: General Townshend,
commanding the Briiish forces
invested at Kut-el-Amara, in
Mesopotamia, reported that the
Turks' evacuated   their trenches
Mrs. McKenna Dead
Died���Sunday morning, Jan.
23, Mary Fraser, wife of James
McKenna, of Burns Lake, aged
45. .The deceased had been ail
ing for a few days, but her death
coming so suddenly was a great
Ve had a. 171        it i    u        i . i        Ia" ,luatlls'     lu u yoinauiei
��u �� French troops, who brought back   i ,   . ,;      ,    ,���      ��� e
���irilment ���       ,. ��� , i delegation  seeking informs
."      a quantity of war materia s,        \u\.��\ v;t-���\ i \   r  d���
LoBr-i    i���   .i ���       .��� ,       ,i     .. ���, Mc-arl Kitchener and A. J. Ba
I    In the region ol Loos the Brit-,, ��� ,, ���   lJ(.���   ,.&    ,,���      ���
1 '"'" I ish have been active. Twenty-1
I seven .hostile aeroplanes were'
I encountered    by   a   British   air
squadron, which brought down'
; two aeroplanes and two balloons. ���
nil    British   aviators   returned;
Will Tighten Blockade
London: In the debate on the
question of tightening the blockade of Germany,Sir Edward Grey
announced that Great Britain will
Turks Tired of War
Paris: Inspiied by the Kaiser's
agents, the heir apparenl of Turkey is seeking a separate peace,
according to Athens reports, to I
which credibility is given by the
abandonment of the Turkish expedition to Suez and tin Tlircn
Bulgarian offensive at Saloniki.
The admission of the German
treasurer, Von Helfprich, in the
reichstag, that the financial'position was precarious, and the
quartering of 50,000 German
troops in Constantinople to prevent a revolution, are ulso taken
to confirm the report.
The Ottoman empire is bankrupt, and its continuance in the
war means an enormous additional drain on German finances.
Germany is also growing alarmed
at the Russian menace in Galicia.
She feels that she cannot afford
men,money and arms for Turkey
in the face of the Galician crisis.
The Kaiser, it is understood, de-
statement��� I gires that Turkey should conclude
on the land side of the defenses j shock to her many friends. She
at Kut-el-Amara, and retired leaves to mourn her loss a hus-
about a mile from the British! l j
entrenchments, according to an
official announcement.
No change is reported in the
British column marching to the
relief of Kut-el-Amara garrison.
London's Defences
London: j he government has
decided that henceforth the war
office shall be solely responsible
for the defence of London from
air attacks.    To a parliamentary
id four
| explained the difficulties  in   the
; past  were  due to a deficiency in
; anti-aircraft machines, but efforts
! to   remedy   the   shortage   were
meeting with  good  results.      A
great advance in the development
of  London's  defence had   been
effected since the last raid.
Another Class Called
London:     Single men from 27
to 30 years, enrolled under  Lord
Derby's  enlistment scheme, will
be called out on February 3.
and   four   children,    the
youngest five years old.
Electricity generated by harnessing the Shannon and Erne is
to be supplied throughout Ireland.
I will be at   the   Hazelton   Hotel
until May 10
If  you have any Raw Furs to dispose of, give me a call
not abandon the  right  to ink
fere with enemy trade, and  can- TO INTRODUCE
not  exercise  that  right without j PRAIRIE CHICKEN
interfering with  neutral  trade
For Kaiser's Birthday
It is predicted that
which is the Kaiser's
Mesopotamian campaign): "Siriaseparate peace on lhe basis of
Percy Lake, the new commander the status quo, guaranteeing the
in Mesopotamia, reports that absolute neutrality of -the Dar-
General Aylmer attacked the danelles,
Turkish position at. Fssin on Friday. Fierce fighting continued I
through the day, with varying. London:
success. The weather through- tomorrow,
out was atrocious, a pouring rain!57th birthday, will witness a
rendering movements oftroops desperate effort to force the road
extremely difficult. Owing to Jto Calais.
Hoods it was impossible to renew j The Russian Report
the attack on Saturday and Gen.'    Petrograd    (officia!):      "Our
Aylmer  took  up a position 15001artillery  successfully bombarded
yards from the enemv's trenches, j German positions in the region of
"The  weather continues bad,  the Dvina, below Frederiehstadt.
Game Warden Burrington is
negotiating for permission to
bring' prairie chicken eggs from
Alberta, in order to propangate
the species in this district. There
is no doubt the birds will do well
in this section if they can obtain
a start, and all sportsmen will
wish Mr. Burrington success in
ids endeavor. If is proposed to
try two batches, one in the
vicinity of Hazelton and the
other in the Bulkley Valley.
Germany's Great Losses
London, Jan. 24:-Harold J.
fen nan t, parliamentary undersecretary for war, announced in
the house of commons that the
total German casualties as pub-
government j lished in the Berlin casualty lists
today'' total  2,535,768.     Of this
number,   he  said;  558,980 were
Reports indicate that' |ti|]eH
The war under-secretary said:
"The German wounded and missing numbered 1.566,54!), while
356,153 men had been taken
prisoner. In addition. 24,080
Germans had died from various
Any neutral nation disputing
Britain's right to interfere wilh
enemy trade is departing from
neutrality. The government,
said the minister, will apply the
same blockade rules as used by
the United Stales in the civil
Il is announced that the French
fleet will co-operate in the blockade, and that in tho future notes
on trade questions will beAnglo;
Latest in B>s Guns
London:    According to a Swiss
paper.   Krupp's lias turned out a
17-inch naval gun witharangeof
22 miles.     The  report   says the
new weapon has  been  mounted
and  found suitable  for use on
battleships.    Replying to a ques
tion   in   the  house  of commons,
Balfour slated   th
has no information   on   the  sub
the Russian offensive  in   Galicia
is meeting with continued success.
British ti'oop.s have occupied
Moseyuni.in German East Africa.
A Briiish force has gained a
decisive viclory over the Senussi
tribesmen   in    Western    Egypt.
Successive Austrian attacks on
the Italian forces in the Sagana
valley have been repulsed.
J Tread the Footpath I
j of Peace j
This is tho path of liim who wears   f
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take Adler-i-ka.
One spoonful of this thorough
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You will be astonished at the
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Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Ollices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
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Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building-. 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J.  O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1X97 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   P. C. S., 2(i years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
fnr liny period from one month upward at SI per
month in advance. Thin rule Includes office con-
.ultiitionH and medicines, ai well an all costs while
in the hospital- Ticket! obtainable in Huzelton
at the Post Oflice or the DruK Store; In Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallnce;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
with incessant rains.
' 'The casualties are reported to
have been heavy on both sides."
On Western Front
On the 24th, an enemy aeroplane
dropped two bombs nn Dvinsk,
one woman being killed.
''Near the village of Soilschni-
schki, west of Lake Boginskole,
we repulsed a German attack
against our observation post
French Retake Positions
Paris (o(Iicial): "In the Artois district last night there wate
spirited cannonading in the sector of Neuville St. Vaaste. In
the  vicinity  of  the   road   from
"In   Galicia,   on   the   Stripa 'Neuville to Lai'olie we continued
Paris (official),    "In Belgium, Ifront, an artillery duel Has  been i to   reoccupy   progressively   the
to  the southeast of Boesinghe, jjn progress.     The enemy  again j listening posts   and   craters in
our artillery, in concert with theIhas  had   recourse   to   throwing; which the enemy had obtained a
British  artillery,   carried  out a proclamations from balloons into footing.    We found there numer-
our camps. ! olJs  bodies of Germans and one
violent bombardment of the enemy works, which suffered serious damage.
"Two German aeroplanes  this
morning dropped  fifteen bombs!severely  that   they  must be in-
in   Dunkirk   and   its  environs.' valided home.
"We learn that in one German machine   gun.      We   also   took
division a great number5 of  men several prisoners,
have been frostbitten,   many  so      "In   the Argonne  district we
caused the explosion successfully
of two mines near Haute Chev-
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