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VOL. VI, NO. 15
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Born���AtHazelton Hospital, on
I )ec. 5, a son to Mr. and Mrs.
The Gray & Lewis survey party returned yesterday from the
I:ear river.
W. R. Ellison, of Ootsa Lake,
^���as a business visitor in Hazelton this week.
J. W. Cuddy, who has been a
patient at the Hospital for some
rime, died on Sunday, of cancer.
Alex. McMillan, formerly of
Hazelton, is reported killed at the
front.    He enlisted at Smithers.
W. J. Guiney and Al. Chappie,
wounded soldiers who have been
here on sick leave, left on Tuesday to report at Esquimalt.
Work is to be started on the
Delta property, a big mininggroup
<m Rocher de Boule, a short distance from Hazelton. A shipment of machinery is on the way.
It is reported today that the
Delta people have an option on
ihe Highland Boy.
A highly successful sleighride
for the benefit of the Red Cross
took place on Thursday night, a
wood crowd enjoying the drive to
New Hazelton and the program
and refreshments which followed
at the residence of Dr. Wrinch.
The proceeds were $30.50.
Gilbert Burrington Killed
A cable this week told of the
death in action of Private Gilbert
Burrington, who left Hazelton
with the local contingent of the
102nd. Mr. Burrington, who was
game warden for this district,
was an old-timer and one of the
most popular men in Omineca.
He leaves a widow and an infant
son, who are now in England.
London : Lloyd Weorge is
now assured of success, the new
premier having already secured
a working majority in parliament
without the Nationalist vote.
The Nationalists will be sympathetically neutral, looking toward a
quick end of the present unsatisfactory methods of Irish administration.
Labor is a decisive factor in
the new administration. Lloyd
George's schemes for the nationalization of industry, the absorption of all war profits, and advanced state socialism for the
period of the war are arousing
growing enthusiasm. Great Britain, in war's darkest hour, is
taking fresh courage and renewed confidence.
The King offered Asquith an
earldom and the order of the
Garter, but both  were declined.
London: Fresh details of the
occupation of Bucharest received
today added strength to the belief that the  Roumanian  retire
ment had been masterfully executed, with minimum losses. The
Roumanian governmentstill withholds any announcement regarding the latest events. The only
news available respecting the
situation comes from Roumania's
Petrograd: The continued retirement of the Roumanian and
Russian forces, following the
occupation of Bucharest by the
enemy, is announced today. In
the Outuz valley enemy attacks
were beaten back.
London: The government will
release for military service all
semi-skilled and skilled men of
military age now engaged in the
manufacture of munitions.
The blockade of Greece goes
into effect today. The country
has about 20 days' supplies.
along Thiepval riage. Elsewhere,
beyond the usual trench mortar
and artillery fire, there has been
nothing to report,
Saloniki: Repeated counterattacks on the positions recently
won by the Servians have proved
McArthur Road Likely to Tap
District North and East
of Hazelton
Victoria, Dec. 6:���Hon. C. W.
Cross, attorney-general of Alberta, and J. D. McArthur, the millionaire railroad builder who is
head of the Edmonton.Dnnvegan
& B.C., have been in Victoria,
presumably in connection with
the project of completing the
Dun vegan line to the Pacific
coast. The road has already
reached the B.C. boundary.
London: On the western front
there has been mutual intermittent shelling. General Haig reports that on Thursday there was
heavy   firing   on   both   sides
Washington: Germany's acceptance of responsibility for the
sinking without warning of the
British steamer Arabia, with the
explanation that the submarine
commander took the vessel for an
auxiliary warship, has brought
the submarine issue to a serious
Amsterdam: Cardinal Mercier,
primate of Belgium, is confined
to his palace by the German
Paris: The deportations from
Northern France have been resumed. Sixty thousand from
Lille, Roubaix, Turcoing and
Cambrai districts have passed
through Liege in the last six days.
Everybody turned out for the
Soldiers' Aid Social given by the
young ladies on Saturday evening
and Assembly Hall was filled to
capacity by a well-pleased crowd.
An enjoyable program was presented under the capable direction of Mrs. Reid, those who took
part being Misses Pearl and
Margaret Allen, Agnes and Jean
Grant, Florence McDougall, Inez
Smith and Miss Wentzel.
A word competition was won
by W. G. Norrie and Mrs. Walton
The "Grubstake" raffle was
won by D. P. Wardrop, who returned the prize, which Bill
Guiney bid in at $12.
Besides giving everybody a
pleasant time the social brought
an even $100 for the Soldiers'
A Belgian appeal to neutrals
declares 50,000 Belgian working-
men have been forcibly deported
to Germany and reduced to
Hazelton Red Cross
Satisfactory reports were presented to the executive of the
Red Cross at the monthly meeting held on the 4th. The knitting of socks is being carried on,
both Indian and white women
turning in a goodly number each
month. Wool has advanced from
$6 to $9 a spindle.
The rummage sale conducted
by Mesdames Cox and Moseley
realized $112.95.
The school-children, through
Miss Wentzel, contributed $6.17
to the Prisoners of War Fund,
and will continue.
A letter of condolence to Mrs.
Burrington, wife of a former
member of the executive who
was killed in action, was ordered.
The treasurer showed a credit
balance for November of $247.67.
From the children's taffy pull
$6.10 was realized.
For Patriotic Fund
District Treasurer Hoskins this
week remitted another $500 to
Uk- headquarters of the Canadian
Patriotic Fund, making $5900
sent from Hazelton sin^e the first
of the year.
Coming Events
Dec. 14-Sale of Work by Women's
Auxiliary, Assembly Hall, 8 p.m.
Jan. 23���Soldiers' Aid Whist Drive,
St. Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
London, Dec. 4:���Lloyd George
may resign. Probably Bonar Law
and Lord Derby will follow. The
reasons given for these possible
resignations are the lax methods,
dilatoriness, indecision and delay
which characterize the present
war council and which endanger
the pospects of winning the war.
London, Dec. 5:���Premier Asquith announced in parliament
that the King had given his assent to the "reconstruction" of
the government. What form the
reconstruction would take was
not made clear, but the premier
stated there would be no departure from the policy announced at
the beginning of the war.
Sir Edward Carson proposes to
settle the Irish question by establishing a home rule parliament for
the whole of Ireland, Protestants
to be represented onaproportional
basis and Ulster to be excluded
for three years. He stipulates
that the Nationalist party must
agree to conscription in Ireland.
London, Dec. 6���The resignation
of Premier Asquith was officially
announced at nine last evening.
The retiring first minister advised
the King to entrust Andrew Bonar Law, colonial minister, with
the formation of a new cabinet,
and at 9:40 King George summoned Law to the palace and
offered him the premiership. His
decision has not yet been made
known. Lord Derby may also
resign from the cabinet.
General elections in the near
future are predicted.
London, Dec. 7:-King George
has summoned Lloyd George
to the palace for a conference.
Such a summons is looked upon
in! London as indicating that
Lloyd George���whose resignation
as minister of war forced the
present shake-up in the cabinet-
will be offered the premiership
Bonar Law, to whom the offer
was made.declined to form a new
ministry or accept! the premiership. One report says Lloyd
George has agreed to form a
ministry in co-operation with Bonar Law.
In addition to the denial from
Sir Edward Carson of the reported plan whereby Ireland would
be granted Home rule on accepting conscription, John Redmond
also registers a disavowal of any
such proposal.
An engineer of the E. D. & B.
C. spent the past summer in
looking up a route which would
bring the new railroad through
the Peace river country and down
the Skeena to connect with the
G.T.P. just below Hazelton. It
is generally believed here that
the Dunvegan road will follow
this route.
Trouble For Uncle Sam
Washington, Dec. 7:���There is
fresh trouble today between the
United States and Great Britain.
Owing to labor difficulties in
South Wales and New South
Wales, British collieries have been
unable to supply the demand for
coal,and Great Britain announces
restrictions on the supply of coal
at her coaling stations which dot
the globe. The state department
is trying to secure a modification
of this policy, but with little
hope of success.
A resolution has been introduced in congress asking for a
conference of the senate committee on foreign relations with
President Wilson, to formulate
plans to bring about negotiations
between the belligerent nations.
The annual sale of work of the
Women's Auxiliary, always an
important feature of the holiday
season in Hazelton, will be held
on Thursday evening next in
Assembly Hall,beginning at 7:30.
A good musical program has been
arranged and tasty refreshments
will be served. The attractions
will be numerous, and a pleasant
evening is promised to all who
attend. The proceeds will be
devoted to Church purposes and
to the Soldiers' Aid,and everyone
should attend and assist the
ladies in their good work.
Contributions of work,candies,
refreshments, etc., will be gratefully received.
London: The house of commons met and adjourned without
any announcement concerning a
new ministry to be chosen by
Llloyd George. Adjournment was
taken until next Tuesday. The
labor party has agreed to participate in the new administration.
Balfour will be a minister, but
otherwise the Unionists refuse to
support the new cabinet. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DBCEMBER 9. 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 Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
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Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
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Vol. VI.
Saturday, December 9, 1916
No. 15
Vancouver people are agog over the possibility that the
Edmonton, Dunvegan & B. C. railway, generally known as the
McArthur line, will connect with the P.G.E. at or near Prince George,
thus bringing all the business of the great Peace river district to
Vancouver. The visit of Mr. McArthur to Victoria leads to the
belief that the early completion of the new road fjjom its present
railhead near the boundary of British Columbia is on the cards, but
we prefer to believe that the Dunvegan line will follow another
route, which will bring it down the Skeena, to connect with the
Grand Trunk Pacific a short distance below Hazelton. Suiveys of
this route, so far as they have been carried out, show that it is
practicable, and there is no doubt a railroad through the northern
part of Omineca district would open up a valuable section of the
province, the district being rich in minerals and coal, with not a
little agricultural land.
Those in a position to know state that the new railroad through
British Columbia will be under construction within two years at the
outside. It may be that definite steps will be taken during the
coming session of the legislature.
We wonder if the people of Prince Rupert, who would benefit
so much by the construction of the Dunvegan road on the northern
line, have given the matter any thought.
Another railway which is likely to become an actuality in the
near future���although the war has tied up the English capital
involved��� is the Thomas road,still further to the north, which is to
tap the immense coalfields of Groundhog and the oil district in the
northern Peace river country. This road, which will probably
follow the Naas river to Nasoga Gulf, will not directly benefit
Hazelton, perhaps, but it will open up an extremely important
section of Omineca district, of which Hazelton is the center.
There are some people who estimate the extent and importance
of Omineca district by the stretch through which the G.T.P runs
���witness recent efforts to have the government offices removed
from this town to a point nearer the the center of that stretch���
and it might profit them to consider that there is room for two
more railways through Omineca district north of the G.T.P.
Ottawa, Dec. 5:���There is to
be a national service week in
Canada. The date will be announced shortly by R.B.Bennett,
M.P.,director of national service.
It will probably be the first week
in January. One of the features
of the week will be the issuance
of a card to every man in Canada.
This card will have printed on it
a number of questions regarding
national service, and must be
filled in and returned by all men
between the ages of 16 and 65.
The questions art- as follows:
1. What is your name ?
2. How old are you?
3. Where do you live?	
4. Name of city, town, village
or postoffice, street number.
5. In what country were you
6. In what country was your
father born?.
7. In what country was your
mother born ?
8. Were you born a British
9. If not, are you naturalized?
.10. How much time have you
lost in the last 12 months from
11. Have you full use of your
12. Of your legs?
13. Of your sight?
14. Of your hearing?
15. Which are you, married,
single or a widower?
16. How many persons besides
yourself do you support?
17. What are you working at
for a living?
18. Whom do you work for?
19. Have you a trade or profession ?
20. If so, what?
21. Are you working now?
22. If not, why?
23. Would you be willing to
change your present work for
other necessary work at the same
pay during the war?
24. Are you willing, if your
railway fare is paid, to leave
where you now live and go to
some other place in Canada to do
such work?
Two million of these cards will
be issued, and it is understood
that the services of the Canadian
postmasters will be requisitioned
to issue them.
The object is to secure an accurate inventory of the number
of available men for vital industries, such as agriculture and
munitions manufacture.
Captured on the Somme
An official French statement
shows that in the first four
months' fighting on the Somme
the French and British captured
the following prisoners and war
material from the Germans: 1449
officers,71,532men, 173 fieldguns,
130 heavy guns, 215 trench mortars and 891 machine guns.
During the week copper reached an unprecedented high level
on the New York market,34 cents
being paid for electrolytic for
immediate delivery,while futures
are maintained well over the
30-cent mark.
A French inquiry for 225,000,-
000 pounds of copper for delivery
in the second half of next year,
the selling of spot electrolytic at
a new high record price, a tremendous demand for domestic
consumers, a serious shortage of
copper for this delivery, a pressure on producers to open their
books for last half business,have
been the developments in the
copper market since our last
market report. Last week it was
stated that there were "rumors
that another tremendous foreign
purchase is impending." The
foreign inquiry wap announced
on Thursday. It was stated that
"domestic consumers are willing
to place their second half requirements under contract." Definite
acknowledgement of such inquiries have since been made by
leading producers, says Mining
Business in copper has recently
been excited. Consumers who
were in need of first quarter copper shopped around all the leading producers without filling their
wants. Dealers who are holding
large blocks of metal available
for nearby delivery are selling
sparingly, waiting for higher
prices. Copper was sold at 32��
cents for spot, 31 to 31J for first
quarter delivery and 30 to 30J for
second quarter delivery. Predictions that the red metal will
sell at 40 cents a pound before
the end of the year are heard.
The extent of copper requirements of domestic consumers for
delivery in the first quarter that
must still be purchased appears
to have been greatly underestimated. One important wiremaker
is now seeking 600,000 pounds
per month for the first quarter,
several brass-makers are negotiating for 2.000,000 to 3,000,000
pounds a month for that delivery.
There are are even some million
pound lots being sought for December delivery. The amount of
copper inquired for in carload
lots is also tremendous.
With dealers controlling the
entire situation over the first
quarter, the fact that a premium
market for copper has arrived
cannot be disputed. The inability
to increase production of copper
is primarily the cause of the tight
situation now prevailing. Consumers who felt secure in the belief that the output would run
above 200,000,000pounds a month
by the first of the new year have
since come to a realization of the
fact that consumption will be
greatly in excess of the output.
Producers warned these consumers of their peril, but they failed
to heed the injunction. Price
considerations are no longer the
determining factor as to whether
a consumer will buy copper.
Melters.whoare protected over
the first half, are clamoring for
coverage over the second half.
Thete has been a remarkable
change in sentiment among copper consumers. The opinion is
now more general that the future
of copper does not depend wholly
on the continuance of the war.
With Europe buying copper a
year ahead on orders that cannot
be cancelled, and willing to pay
the prevailing high prices, domestic consumers have found
that the fears of a reaction, if
the war should end, are baseless.
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The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
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Prospectors,   Miners                ,
Landseekers, Surveyors                i
and Sportsmen will find               |
the merchants of Ha
zelton prepared to meet
every   requirement   in               j
���       outfit and supplies. Hav
ing been engaged for
many years in outfitting                I
parties for the Northern               J
Interior, Hazelton busi-
ness men are qualified
to give valuable advice                1
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and assistance to new-
>. comers.                            ��
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.                j
Enquiries may be ad
dressed to                          1
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Omimeca Miner           j
Hazeltqn, B. C.                   j
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Twenty-nine submarines are to
be built by the U.S.
The Quebec bank has merged
with the Royal Bank.
J. D. Archbold, head of the
Standard Oil, is dead.
The big pulp plant at Swanson
Bay is being re-opened.
The new provincial cabinet held
its first meeting on Monday.
Premier Borden is making recruiting: speeches in Quebec.
In eighteen months 123,000
autos were stolen in the U.S.
German money is now discounted 28 per cent Tn New York.
Amundsen is buying seaplanes.
He plans to fly over the North
Martinus Steyn, former president of Orange Free State, is
New York capitalists have purchased the Tyee smelter at Lady-
The Pope held a secret consistory on Monday, 28 cardinals attending.
Premier Asquith has asked
parliament for a new war credit
of ��400,000,000.
Canada's revenue for November was the greatest on record,
totalling $23,000,000.
The Dominion parliament is
expected to assemble on January
18 and sit until March.
General,Turner, V.C., has been
appointed to command the Canadian troops in England.
Salmon and halibut in B. O.
waters need protection, the commission of conservation says.
There has been a remarkable
falling off in the prison population in Canada, especially in "dry"
Germany has a short potato
crop, and residents of cities are
restricted to three-quarters of a
pound a day.
The Dollar steamship company
has begun the construction of a
large sawmill and extensive docks
at Vancouver.
The Dupont powder concern,
which has large war contracts,
has declared 100 per cent dividends for 1916.
The world's greatest telescope,
an instrument 72 inches in dia-
meter.will be installed in Victoria
observatory next May.
It is believed that the germ of
infantile paralysis has been discovered by surgeons of the Mayo
clinic at Rochester, Minn.
As the result of the plugging
controversy it is probable that
the Liberal ministers will be
opposed in the by-elections.
Owing to a further decline of
German and Austrian exchange,
the price of German securities in
New York has been reduced.
Chicago inspectors found that
one man had 72,000,000 eggs in
cold storage. An effort will be
made to break the egg corner.
John Mclnnes, Socialist candidate in Fort George district, has
asked for a recount. Hon. W.
R. Ross won by a small majority.
A steamship carrying a million-
dollar  cargo  of munitions and
war supplies was blown up in
the Russian harbor of Archangel
by means of bombs placed in the
cargo while it was being loaded
at New York.
Securities stolen by Germans
in the occupied portions of France
and Belgium are being systematically marketed in neutral
President, Rodzianko of the
Russian duma has resigned in
protest against insulting remarks
by Markoff, leader of the extreme right.
Senator Kerr, former speaker
of the senate, is dead at Toronto.
There are now 42 Liberals and 31
Conservatives in Lhe senate, with
13 vacancies.
General Smuts, who has practically completed the subjugation
of German East Africa, is likely
to take command of thf South
African  contingent at the front.
The striking coal miners in
New South Wales have resumed
work, but it will be impossible to
release any coal, except for war
purposes,   until after Christmas.
Brewster will probably be unopposed in Victoria by-election.
Nomination day will be on Dec.
16. In Prince Rupert nomination
day will be on Dec. 23 and election on Dec. 30.
In the last six months Canadian
casualties^ at the front totalled
45,527, exceeding the enlistments
by 1300. Casualties in November
were only 3595, while the enlistments were 5072.
A statement by the Russian
premier in the duma, that. Constantinople and the control of the
Dardanelles are to go to Russia
after the war, has ended German
dreams of a separate peace with
A London despatch says the
reorganization of the cabinet is
due mainly to the constant iteration in the Northcliffe papers of
the demand for greater unity,
aggressiveness, efficiency, and
force in Britain's conduct of the
A vigorous protest against the
appointment of M. A. Masdonald
as attorney - general has been
made by the purity wing of the
Liberal party in Vancouver.
Many Liberals hold that he should
not hold office until the plugging
conspiracy has been fully investigated.
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, Jaa. 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 tor the above claims.
I    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.
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. 9832CB, 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      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
lleather:  Ladies' Handbags, Pur-
jses.   Match   Scratchers,   Table
Doilies, Photo and Postcard Al-
i bums, etc.
**    R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
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.
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Our Boys in 103rd
Private Frank Chapman, of
Francois Lake, who enlisted here
in the 103rd Battalion, writes an
interesting letter to The Miner
from Seaford Camp, England,
where his corps is stationed.
Frank and his brother are in the
machine gun section,and Charles
Mcintosh, of Hazelton, and Shel-
ford, of Ootsa Lake,are with the
battalion. The 103rd has sent
two drafts to the front, but has
been reinforced and made the
senior corps of a new brigade.
The boys are well satisfied with
their treatment in England.
Private Chapman sent The
Miner a souvenir of the first zeppelin brought down in England,
at Cuffley. This will be raffled
for the benefit of the Hazelton
Red Cross Branch.
COAL mining rights of the riominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of Hritish Columbia,
may be leased for a term ot 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 Atfent
or Sub-Agent of tho 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 $10.0(1 an acre. ,
For    full    information    application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department- of the   Interior, Ottawa,
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Athens: The crown council sat
until 2:30. The French, British,
Russian and Italian ambassadors
made the following announcement:
"On the proposal of the ministers of the four powers at the
instance of Admiral du Fournet,
the Greek government was informed that the Entente will
accept six batteries of mounted
artillery instead of ten, waiving
on their delivery all questions of
the surrender of other armament.
The Greek government accepted,
and agreed to proceed with the
immediate delivery of the six
London: The Roumanians are
apparently offering desperate resistance west and south of Bucharest. Enemy forces are now
rapidly closing on the capital and
even the most sanguine of military critics here now admit that
the situation is extremely critical.
Advices from Berlin report that
the Danube army is already
menacing the fortresses around
Bucharest, having reached the
Argechu river, which is only five
miles from the forts. The Germans and Bulgarians also gained
ground northwest of the capital
by working through the passes
southeast of Kimpolung. Still
another enemy force is reported
to have broken through and defeated the first Roumanian army
southeast of Pitishi, enabling it
to capture staff officers. Russian
and Roumanian communications
are silent regarding the last
London: During the day there
was intermittent shelling against
our front, on both sides of the
Ancre. A small party entered
our trenches north of Lesars, but
was ejected.
Near Ypres, Armentieres and
Hohenzollern redoubt there was
considerable trench mortar activity on both sides.
Paris: Artillery was feebly
active along the whole front, except on the right bank of the
Meuse, where the the enemy
violently bombarded Vaux. A
German long range gun fired
several shots in the direction of
A Belgian communication says
artillery fighting occurred in the
region of Dixmude. North of that
there was violent bomb fighting.
Saloniki: Yesterday local actions occurred at several points,
especially at Kravitza and Grun-
ishta, where Allied troops advanced in spite of strong resistance.
Havre: Belgian workers in
occupied territory held a secret
meeting and drew up a manifesto
destined to be brought to the attention of the laboring classes of
Entente and neutral countries. It
will be made public soon.
f     TUESDAY, DEC. 5        |
Petrograd: The situation in
Roumania has improved.owing to
the the timely arrival before
Bucharest of Russian troops.
They made their appearance at a
critical moment, when the loss
of the capital seemed certain.
There is now a fighting chance
to save the city. The German
plan for encircling Bucharest was
perilously near accomplishment.
Under uninterrupted pressure
by the enemy the Roumanians are
retiring around Pitesci and Tor-
govistaja. In the Oetuz region,
the enemy has been repulsed.
In the wooded Carpathians a
number of battles for individual
heights occurred. The Russians
captured a height southwest of
Jablonitza. North of Torotonsh
there has been stubborn fighting
along the Danube.
Enemy attacks in Dobrudja
have been arrested by artillery
and rifle fire.
Copenhagen: According to a
despatch from Berlin, German
artillery has already begun the
bombardment of Bucharest from
a range of eleven miles.
Athens: Eight batteries of
field artillery will be delivered to
the Allies as soon as the protocol
between the government and
Admiral du Fournet has been
drafted. Normal relations have
been re-established between the
Allied commander and the Greek
London: An embargo on the
departure of all Greek ships was
announced yesterday. The Greek
minister in London has resigned,
announcing his inability to agree
with his government's recent
London: There has been heavy
hostile shelling around Gueudecourt and Fonquevillers and a
British bombardment of German
positions around Monchy. Trench
mortars are busy along the British front.
Paris: Two enemy raids in the
Barleux region were easily repulsed. A similar attempt in
Alsace, near Mesteral.also failed.
Saloniki: The Servians took by
assault a hill north of Grunilza,
east of the Cerna. There was
nothing of importance on the rest
of the Macedonian front.
Christiania: Norway is preparing for eventualities.
Providence. R. I.: The Journal
declares it has authority for the
statement that two large German
submarines are in West Indian
waters and that two others, which
left Kiel on Nov. 5, have escaped
the British patrol and are now on
their way to the U.S.
London: The great battle for
Bucharest has been almost decided in favor of the Teutonic
invaders. Roumanian attempts
to check the advance have proved
unsuccessful and Petrograd admits that the enemy is pushing
ahead on the roads to Ploechti
and Bucharest. Tne Roumanians
have been thrown back across
the Argesu river immediately
north of capital.
In the Carpathians and in eastern Transylvania the Russians
have won local successes in desperate engagements and in Dobrudja Sakharoff continues to batter fiercely at the enemy's lines.
but there is no longer any doubt
of the failure of these movements
to divert the enemy from the
campaign against Bucharest.
Germans and Bulgarians are
now in possession of 45,000 square
kilometers in Roumania.
London : Admiral Burney,
second in command to Jellicoe, has
been appointed second sea lord.
London:    Yesterday our air
craft did much successful work,
driving down ten enemy planes
and forcing seven others to land.
General Haig reports the failure of an enemy raid south of
Saloniki: The Servians have
developed further successes, capturing a number of strongly
fortified posts.
London: The deportation of
Belgians to Germany continues.
Many ships are reported sunk
by enemy submarines.
London: It is officially reported in Berlin that Bucharest and
Ploeshti have been conquered.
Ploeshti is a railroad junction 31
miles north of Bucharest, on the
main railroad to the north.
In the Russian statement it is
admitted that the enemy has
made progress around Tergovisea
and Ploeshti. From the wording
of the German statement it is not
clear which of the encircling armies of the German advance took
the Roumanian capital. An earlier statement said the Ploeshti
railroad was the only safe line of
retreat for the Roumanians.
Petrograd: Continued German
attacks on Bucharest from the
north, in the direction of Tergo-
vistea, in the Ploeshti region,and
around the Dokaneshti region
are reported. Because the Roumanian front was pierced by an
enemy attack, the Roumanians
were compelled to retire trom
occupancy of a height west of
Jablonitza, in the wooded Carpathians, though in other sections
the enemy was driven back.
London: There is no news today from the western front.
New York: American members
of the crew of the steamship
John Lambert, reaching here today aboard the French liner
Espagne, brought word that the
John Lambert was shelled and
sunk without warning by a German submarine, off the Isle of
Wight, on Nov. 22.
fore the Germans arrived. Grain
was also removed from the ev c-
uated etrritory.
Paris: In a successful surprise
attack east of Metzeral, French
forces captured many prisoners.
On the Somme front artillery
firing is intense on both sides,
particularly in the region of
In Champagne our artillery
took under its fire and dispersed
an enemy attack northeast of
On the left bank of the Meuse
the Germans, after intense artillery preparation,attacked asalient
of our line on slopes east of Hill
304.    The attack was repulsed.
There was bomb fighting both
evening and night on the Belgian
front in the region of Dixmude.
Artillery is active on both sides
along the Yser front.
Paris: The blockade of Greece
is a measure of reprisal for the
riots in Athens, in which French
marines were fired upon.
London: In an explosion at a
munitions factory 26 women were
killed and 30 injured. The disaster will not affect the output of
Paris: The Roumanians evacuated Bucharest in good order,
saving the army, according to an
authoritative statement.
The rear guard of the Roumanian army was forced to fight
strenuously  to cover the retreat.
Amsterdam: Bucharest was
almost deserted by civilians, as
well as by the soldiers, when the
Germans occupied the capital. It
is reported that the city was not
seriously damaged by the bombardment.
Petrograd: The evacuation of
Bucharest took place on Wednesday at midday, Russian troops
covering the left flank of the retiring Roumanian forces. Roumanian troops south of the capital
have also retired to a new line.as
have the forces fighting in Trou-
tush, Wallachia.
In Transylvania.in the fighting
around Shelvava.the enemy captured a small portion of Russian
positions, but this was immediately regained by a counter-attack.
London: Bucharest and Ploeshti were evacuated by the Allies in
order to shorten their line in
Wallachia, General Maurice, director of the Allies' operations,
declared today. Machinery and
oil wa3 fairly well destroyed be-
Canada's' Nickel
Nickel production of Canada,
which means Ontario, this year
is estimated to total $23,000,000,
against $20,423,348 in 1915 and
$13,655,381 in 1914. Over 80 per
cent of the world's output comes
from the Dominion, mostly from
the Sudbury district. Three large
companies are operating.namely,
the International Nickel Co., the
Mond Nickel Co. and the British-
American Nickel Corporation, a
new concern. The first named
reduces the ore to matte at Sud-
bury.refining in New Jersey; the
second makes matte at Coniston,
Ontario, refining at Clydach,
Wales; while the new company
will probably reduce the ore in
Made To Order
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