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VOL. V, NO. 19
Hazelton will soon have a regularly chartered branch of the
Red Cross Society, preliminary
organization having been effected
at a meeting held last night in
St. Andrew's Hall. There was a
good attendance of interested
residents of both sexes, and the
resolution for the formation of a
local branch was carried unanimously.
Dr. Wrinch was called to the
chair, J. R. Fuller being chosen
secretary pro tern. After discussing the question of organization, it was decided to place the
enrolment of members in the
hands of a committee consisting
of Mrs. Hall, Miss Ward, Mrs.
Anderson, H. H. Little, S. Cline,
J. R. Fuller and W. M. Scott.
This body has authority to call a
general meeting for permanent
organization when it has completed its work.
Membership in the local branch
is open to all, the subscription
being two dollars a year. The
organizers are confident that the
enrolment in Hazelton will be
large, and that the Society here
will prove a popalar and useful
Hand your subscription to any
member of the committee.
Petrograd (official): "In the
Riga region, near Olland Zall, the
Germans discharged gas against
our entrenchments. Near Duck-
ern, in the region of Jacobstadt,
30 Russian scouts  engaged  in a
vantage of the fog, assumed the
offensive near the villages of Akla
and Bildasso, southeast of Lake
Torhim. The offensive broke
down before our fire, which
opened when the enemy reached
hand-to-hand fight some German some of our artificial  defenses.
scouts who had lost their way,
bayonetting a large number and
capturing 36,including an officer.
"Our detachments captured the
town of Czartorysk and the
height for two versts (1J miles).
We captured three officers, 76
soldiers and a quantity of barbed
wire. Hostile counter-attacks,
with the object of dislodging us,
Northeast of Czernowitz, the
Austrians, after employing asphyxiating gases, tried to counter-attack, but were driven back
to their trenches by our fire.
"Caucasian front���On Tuesday
evening the Turks,   taking ad-
Parliament Next Week
Ottawa, Jan. 8:���The house of
commons will open on Thursday
next. The government will ask
for an extension of the life of
parliament for twelve months,
and it is believed the opposition
will consent.
Kispiox Farmers To Meet
Notices for the annual meeting
of the Kispiox Farmers' Institute, which is to be held in Kispiox Valley Hall on Wednesday,
Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., have been
issued by Secretary Anderson.
The public, including the ladies,
are invited to attend.
Curlers, Attention!
A meeting of all those interested in forming a curling club for
the present season will be held
in the courthouse on Monday
evening next, Jan 10; at 8 p.m.
Stuart J. Martin, Sec,  pro tern.
The Turks returned to their
trenches, but with heavy losses.
"In Persia some hundreds of
enemy infantrymen and cavalry
tried to take the offensive from
the town of Dowletebad, southeast of Hamadan, but were driven
back beyond  Kendellam  Pass."
London: Some idea of the determined nature of the Russian
blow on the Bessarabian front is
con vey ed by Petrograd despatches
today, which state that the Russians for fifty hours concentrated
400 guns on the Austrians' positions at Czernowitz,as a preparation for infantry attacks. The
Russian  communications do not
yet claim that Czernowitz has
fallen, but despatches from German sources admit the Teutonic
position there is critical.
London : A Russian naval
squadron is again bombarding
Varna, the Bulgarian port on the
Black Sea.
Paris: Owing to the increasing
pressure on the Teutonic forces
in Bessarabia.the Austrian troops
have been withdrawn from Montenegro to reinforce the armies
opposing the Russians.
Rome: Six classes of field and
coast artillery have been called to
the colors, to report Jan. 12.
Amsterdam: A Zeppelin of the
newest type, while being launched
at. Namur, caught in telegraph
wires, took fire and was destroyed. Two of the crew were killed
and several injured.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT NEWS1    Leonard Wrinch,  son of Dr.
Wrinch, contracted measles while
The Athletic Association  has in   Vancouver,   and  will   not be
arranged a dance for Jan. 14.
Constable Fairbairn,of Telkwa,
is the father of a hoy, born on
Monday last.
Miss Barbeau, of Prince Rupert, is visiting her sister, Mrs.
R. S. Sargent.
able to return to high school for
some little time.
which the enemy was completing.
The works included arti'lery emplacements. On the Tolmino
bridgehead, repeated enemy attempts   to   approach   our   lines
Peter Brown, a half breed who* were S��eedily  rePulsed-     There
has  be^n  a  lively artillery duel
from Plava to the sea."
is on the interdicted list,succeed
ed in getting drunk in New Hazelton. where he caused a disturbance which resulted in his
arrest. In the police court yes-
A  carnival will be held on Ha- terday he was ser,tenced to four
zelton rink on Jan.28. Particulars  months in ja||( tor vagrancy.
will be published later.   ���
J.R.Tannock, formerly of Fort Compulsory Service
Fraser, is a temporary  member;    London:    Amid scenes of wild,,      on fte GermBn  treneheB to
of the local Hudson's Bay staff.;enthusiasm.thehouseof commons the n{jrth of fche NavaHn  farm>
we destroyed all the material for
Artillery Busy
Paris(official): "In Artois our
batteries dropped projectiles on
the hill  south of Arras, during
I the passage of a train. In Champagne,   in  the course of an in
I tense bombardment by our artil-
The W. A. will resume their
sewing afternoons on Thursday
next, Jan. 13, at 3 p.m. As it is
the first of the year, it will be a
business one and will be held at
the Mission House.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
Special music will be furnished.
All are cordially invited.
son are about to resume work on
the Iron Mask group, on Four-
Manager Ware,of tho Hudson's
Bay Co., left on Thursday for
Babine post. He will be away a
Chief Minty spent the weekend
at Telkwa,arranging the removal
of police headquarters from Aldermere to the former town.
Lieut. Carss, of Prince Rupert,
has advised Chief Minty that he
will be in Hazelton on Jan. 12, to
recruit men for the 102nd Battalion.
On Feb. 29 a Leap Year ball
be given in Assembly Hall by the
Athletic Association. It is to be
one of the big events of the
last night passed the first reading
of the government bill  for com-j
pulsory   military  service  by the j
decisive vote of 403 to 105.
an attack by gas.
Petrograd still claims considerable successes in the early stages
of the campaign, and despatches
In Central Africa
London: The German armedL h.isi/o ������. ni ��������� sn���1)li(,s
steamer K.ngand surrendered on |andmun.t.ons ^ Russja ]M
December 26 to a British naval ^ e durinR a
expedition on Lake Tanganyika, of rative passivity.
������   Central   Africa,  it  was an- r	
Tokio: A squadron of Japanese warships has gone to the
Suez Canal, to protect shipping.
Although the championship of
the Hazelton hockey team is not
disputed this year, the town is
to see some good games. A town
league has been formed, with
two teams in class A and three
in Class B. The Class A teams
play their first game on the rink
at 7 this evening, when the following puck chasers will line up:
Government���Sinclair (captain),
Morison, Welch, McKay, Hall and
Fuller. Business Men���O'Shea
(captain), P. McDougall, A. McDougall, MacCormick, Scott and
Donohoe. A return match will
be played next Thursday evening
at 8.
Following are the Class B
teams: Blues���Burrington,Cary,
Mathews, Sargent, Dickenson,
Latham; Greys���Little, Graham
Rock, Reid, A. A. McDonald,
MacKay,Naylor: Reds���O'Brien,
Blackstock, Goddard, R. J. Rock,
Germaine, Glassey.
Blues and Greys play at 8 p.m.
on Tuesday, the winners to play
the Reds next Saturday evening.
Red Cross Fund
As a result of the efforts of the
ladies of Hazelton W.A., a draft
for $678.62 has been sent to the
Canadian Red Cross headquarters
in Toronto, as a contribution from
the residents of Hazelton.
Through error, the statement
of receipts in our,last issue did
not include Mrs. Sinclair's doll
raffle, which realized $7.50. In
the list of Red Cross teas it should
have been mentioned that Mrs.
Hamblin was associated with
Mrs. MacKay in giving a tea,
and that Mrs. Cline cooperated
with Mrs. Grant.
Fatal Fire at Essington
Port Essington, Jan. 3:���A fire
which broke out this morning in
a Japanese house owned by the
Skeena River Commercial Co.
spread very rapidly and destroyed
fifteen buildings. A Japanese
was killed in leaping from a window in the building where the
fire first burned.
in uentrai atnca. it was announced in an official statement
last night.
"The action lasted ten minutes," adds the statement. "All
the German officers were killed
and   the   steamer,   despite   its
New York:    A  wireless message which came in fragments
sinking condition,   was brought jMt night from the Greek liner
into port." j Thessaloniki,  said that the crew
.   .   .       '.     7.        .           : had taken to the lifeboats.
Italo-Austrian Campaign	
Rome (official): "In the Fella
valley our heavy artillery has
destroyed near Malborgeth works
Typhoid is practically non-exis
tent in the British armies,thanks
to inoculation.
New Mail Time Table
Following are now the hours
of closing for mails at Hazelton
Eastbound���4:15 p. m. Monday
and Thursday; 1 p.m. Saturday.
Westbound���9:15 a. m. Tuesday;
5:30 p.m. Wednesday; 9:15 a.m.
Registered mail closes 30 minutes before above hours. No
money orders will be issued after
half an hour before time of
e umiiaca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District ok British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.60 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, January 8, 1916.
No. 19
There is a good deal, apparently, to be said in favor of the
movement to promote proportionate representation, which is
beginning to be heard of in Canada. The basis of the new system
is thus explained by a prominent advocate of the reform:
"It is a new method of election, to insure that all classes of
citizens are represented in proportion to their strength. It could
be applied to Vancouver city with a very slight modification of the
present law. Vancouver elects six members to the provincial
legislature. Each elector has six votes. As a consequence, the
party which is in the majority can place the whole of its ticket at
the head of the poll.   It can monopolize the representation.
"A great change would be made if,instead of having six votes,
each elector had one transferable vote. Suppose 30,000 electors
went to the poll, and each elector had only one vote. If any
candidate held 5000 votes, or one-sixth, he would for certainty be
elected, for only six candidates can each poll 5000 out of a total of
30,000.   Monopoly of representation is destroyed.
"The vote is made transferable to insure fairness of representation as between majority and minority. A leader of a party
might poll 10,000 votes or 5000 more than he requires. His
popularity, instead of being a source of strength, might cause the
loss of a seat. The transferable vote overcomes such a possibility.
The elector can indicate his second and even his third choice. If
his favorite obtains more votes than he requires, the returning
officer will carry forward to his second choice the elector's vote.
The vote will not be wasted.
"Similarly, the transferable vote meets those  cases  in   which  ���      \
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more candidates stand for a party than can possibly win. The party
may have 5000 votes and three candidates; none of them will poll
the requisite number. But if the elector is allowed to put his
second and third choice the candidate at the bottom of the poll can
be declared defeated and the votes given for him transferred to the
next choice indicated by his supporters. Groups of equal size are
thus filled up, each of which becomes represented by one member.
"This system has been tried out in South Africa and Tasmania.
Its results are so fair that it is spreading everywhere. The first
Irish elections will be conducted under this system, and it is noteworthy that Lord Bryce, who has made a complete study of British
and American political situations, should, after his return from
Washington, take an active part in securing the blessings of
proportional representation for Ireland."
\ t this season of the year we beg to call your
���*���" attention to the large and varied stock we
are carrying to meet your requirements, and in
particular to the following lines:
Table Linen and Napkins - - - Handkerchiefs, linen & silk
Gloves, in Wool, Kid, and Fur-lined
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Sweaters and Coats
A few Smoking Jackets at special prices - - Toques & Caps
Ties, Suspenders and Sox
Pipes, Cigar Cases, Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos
Big Ben Clocks - - Ingersoll Watches, for pocket and wrist.
Flash Lights
Oranges, Apples, Bananas,
Jap Oranges, Cluster Raisins,
Olives, Etc., Etc.
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Merchants  K- k oAKbfelNl, LID.       K"
The British Columbia Financial
Times publishes the following
letter1 from Premier Bowser:
"In responce to your request
for a statement as to the business
outlook for the new year, I may
say that the trying year just
past has effected a readjustment
in conditions which augurs well
for a complete recovery to the
normal in business and which
will assist materially in building
up our commerce and indusry on
a sound and permanent basis. In
as ocean bottoms can be secured
for foreign export, the Coast
mills will do a flourishing business. Mining, agriculture and
fishing have been quite prosperous, particularly mining, which
is enjoying almost a boom in
production and prices.
"1916 will prove a trying year
in the history of the Empire and
it is incumbent on the business
people of British Columbia to live
strenuously,to labor long in their
special lines, to use their utmost
endeavor to increase production,
and to economize and conserve
their financial resources so that
some lines of financial operation i the Province and its people may
we cannot,  of course, hope for prosper.
much improvement till the war
is over; but the basic industries
of the Province have made progress during the past year. Even
the timber industry, which suffered severely and was much
depressed, is showing signs of
decided improvement. The middle
West market, as the result of
good crops, is stimulating the
mills of the interior; and as soon
"In this way will we be able
to render important assistance to
the Empire, and at the same
time pave the way to meet and
take advantage of the conditions
that will arise on the conclusion
of war."
Camels are being used in Argentina for farming in regions
unsuited to horses or oxen.
NOTICE is hereby given, in accord-
anca with the Statutes, that all assess-'
ed tuxes and income and school tux,
assessed and levied under the "Taxation
Act" and "Public Schools Art" are
due and payable on the Urd of January, 1918, All taxes collectable for
the Omineca Assessment District are
due  and payable at my office, situated
in the Provincial Government Building,
In the Town of Hazelton, \i. C.
This notice, i n terms o f law, i s
equivalent to a personal demand by me
upon all persons liuble for taxes.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C,
December 2!lth, 1915.
Assessor and Collector
38-21 for the
Omineca Assessment District.
To give warning of the presence
of dangerous gases in mines, a
scientist has invented a whistle
on the principle of the safety
lamp, that is blown when gases
enter it.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Prince���� Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Prince����   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.
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
A Texas inventor's automobile
has two wheels on the left side
and one on the right, so arranged
that he claims no two of them
will strike obstructions in the
road at the same time.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
Paid up C.pit.1 Sl.SOO.OOO. VANCOUVER, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Take Jonescu  says
will join the Allies.
French aviators have flown 93
miles intc Bulgaria.
A great storm swept the eastern states last week.
Manitoba is recruiting a thousand soldiers a week.
The Swedish government has
prohibited the export of zinc.
The Oregon Sunday closing law
has been upheld by the courts.
Germany has recognized Car-
ranza's government in Mexico.
An Assyrian at Swift Current
was found to be afflicted with
Sterling exchange has reached
471J, the highest point for some
New Brunswick is enlisting
soldiers at the rate of a battalion
a month.
Regular shipments of bar silver are leaving British Columbia
for China.
Anti-negro feuds are rife in
Georgia. Several negroes have
been killed.
The Germans have sequestered
the assets of all stock companies
in Belgium.
Russia will have 12,000,000
troops to place in the field early
in the spring.
Rockefeller's fortune has
doubled in four years, He now
has half a billion.
The profits of the Consolidated
Mining & Smelting Co. last year
were over $795,000.
Twenty - eight British ships
were sunk by submarines and
mines in December.
Fifteen or more men were
killed by the explosion of a nap-
tha tank in Chicago.
Hugh Smith, a Toronto man
who weighed 415 pounds, has
just died in New York,
Theives entered the police station at Marshfield, Ore.,and stole
the contents of the cashbox.
The removal of the U. S. quarantine on potatoes opens an immense market to  B.C.  growers.
Canada has prohibited the export of scrap steel,scrap wrought
iron,oatmeal,rolled oats and hay.
An epidemic of influenza, which
is spreading over the United
States,  has caused many deaths.
An informal conference of
overseas premiers will probably
take place in London  in  March.
The leading hotel of Traverse
City,Michigan, was burned,three
men meeting death in the flames.
Ontario has given $13,000,000
to patriotic funds, equal to five
dollars per capita of her population.
Germany is reported to be buying large quantities of wool, for
use in her factories after the
William Hall, an Englishman
who enlisted as of the age of 47,
has a son 49 years old at the
Ten thousand delegates, representing all Indian communities,
attended the India National Congress at Bombay, The meeting
was notable for the loyal and
patriotic utterances of the speakers. "Millions in India are waiting
to serve" was the keynote of the
Scotty Allen delivered 400 Alaska sleigh dogs at the Allied
front. Their price was $100
The rebellion against the revival of monarchy in China is
said to be confined to remote
Dynamite, believed to have
been planted by I.W.W.'s, destroyed the Salvation Army barracks at Butte.
Cars loaded with dynamite and
grenades for Carranza exploded
at Monterey, Mexico. Fifteen
men were killed.
Two freight trains on the C.P.
R. collided at Moosejaw, killing
an engineer and a stockman, and
injuring a fireman.
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy has
been made a baron, and Hon.
W. T. White.minister of finance,
has been knighted.
Following a series of Black
Hand letters, the grocery store
of an Italian in Montreal was
wrecked by dynamite.
Kansas convicts, working in a
coal mine.imprisoned their guards
in the mine until demands for
better food were conceded.
Austria and Hungary are mobilizing effective men employed
in military establishments, replacing them with women.
Twenty-five persons, whose
lives were endangered by a heavy
flood at Oakland, Cal., were
saved by firemen and police.
A cold wave swept over California at New Years'. Frost
was general and snowfalls were
experienced in   various sections.
Freight traffic through Canadian and American canals in 1915
aggregated 71,290,304 tons. 1'tiis
figure has been exceeded only
British Columbia boards of
trade ask the provincial government to assist shipbuilding by a
bonus in the form of a twenty-
year loan.
Lord Derby's recruiting plan
resulted in the enrolment of all
but 30 per cent of the available
single men and all but 24 per cent
of the married men.
Great Britain has published a
"blacklist", including the names
of 102 ships, which are suspected
of trading with the enemy or of
being German-owned.
"Dry" laws were enforced in
seven of the United States on
Jan. 1. They are Washington,
Oregon, Idaho, Colorado, Iowa,
Arkansas and South Carolina.
Among the special regiments
authorized for Canada are one or
more Indian corps, a Metis
battalion, a colored battalion and
a battalion of naturalized Japanese.
The increase in the amount of
gold dust and bullion deposited
at the Vancouver assay office
during 1915 was over $700,000.
British Columbia deposits were
$1,331,989.80 and the total was
over five millions.
In the continued submarine
enquiry,   at   Ottawa,
Kingsmill stated that the two
boats purchased by Sir Richard
McBride were efficient in all particulars. He considered the price
not excessive in the circumstances.
The Tonopah-Beimont Co., of
Philadelphia, which has been
operating the Surf Inlet gold
mine under bond, has completed
the purchase. The Vancouver
people who owned the property
received $150,000 and retain onp-
fifth interest.
The federal government announces that war and domestic
expenditures for some months to
come a>*e provided for, and there
is not likely to be another loan
until late in the spring, when a
domestic issue of $300,000,000 for
war purposes is likely.
Sir Richard McBride has gone
to take up his duties as agent-
general in London. He will devote his energies to obtaining for
B. C. a portion of the increased
foreign trade, which is expected
to follow the war, and hopes to
make the London office "a sort
of general clearing-house for
British Columbian affairs."
I Hudson's Bay Company j
=    Dry-Goods,   Boots &  Shoes,  Groceries,   Hardware   ��
Brandy,   XXX Hennessy,        per bottle,    -   -   -   -
$ 2.10
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, -
Q LIQUEURS: Absinthe, Benedictine, Curacao, Cherry n
1 Brandy, Cherry Whisky, Creme de Menthe, Pousse Cafe, ��
= Russian Kummel, and French Vermouth. =
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ IVFRY at) A ^TAfiF% We are Prepared to supply private
UllLil\l UIIU JlrlULJ and public conveyances day and
night.      Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the hand
ling 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), Stall' appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army PostOffice, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbi.lilen,
and causes delay.
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
G.T.P.S.S. Service to VANCOUVER, VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE.      S. S.   PRINCE'
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 10:48
ti., for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers.
Eastbound Passenger trains leave Hazelton at6:08p.m. on Mondays
and Thursdays for Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, etc.
Mixed Train leaving Hazelton Eastbound on Saturday at p.m., and
Westbound on Thursday at a.m., also carries passenger coach and
baggiige 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.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building, 578 Seymour Street
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.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in   Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and I
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  un  annual  rental  of $1   an'
j acre.     Not  more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made j
by the applicant in person to the Agent j
I or  Sub-Agent of  the district in which
for the packing of material and supplies I tne rights applied for are situated,
for  points  alung  the Yukon telegraph :    I" surveyed territory the land must
line between Hazelton and Atlin, in the! he described by sections, or  legal sub-,
course  of  the seasons 1916,   1917 and ! divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed I
1918. , territory the tract applied for shall be
| staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompani
Tenders for Freighting of Supplies   fcr
the Yukon Telegraph Line.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned and endorsed "Tender
for Packing Supplies," will be received
until 4 P.M., on Tuesday, March 7,19;6,
Forms of tender and specification may
be obtained from Mr. J. T. Phelan,
Superintendent of Government Telegraphs, Vancouver, R. C, Mr. Wm.
Henderson, District Superintendent of
Government Telegraphs, Victoria, B.C.,
and from the Government Telegraph
Agents at Ashcroft, B.C., Quesnel.B.C,
Hazelton, B.C., and Telegraph Creek,
Persons tendering are notified that
tenders will not be considered unless
made on the printed forms supplied,
and signed with their actual signatures,
stating their occupations and places of
residence. In the case of firms, the
actual signature, the' nature of the occupation and place of residence of each
member���of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to the order of the Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
equal to ten per cent. (10 p. c.) of the
amount of the tender, which will be
forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or fail to complete
the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the cheque will be
The Department does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 28, 1915.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
,i advertisement if they insert it without
Admiral | authority from the Department.-S9807.
ed by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable |
output of the mine at the rate of five
Cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B. ���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
f' r any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. This rate includes oflice consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Droit Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T J. Thorp: in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.   New Hazelton.
Commercial Printing at
China has oil and salt wells
more than 2000 feet deep that
have been drilled through solid
rock by hand with the most
primitive implements.
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its nextSession on behalf of The
Naas& Skeena Rivers Railway Company,
a Company incorporated by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
Columbia, by Chapter 69 of the Statutes
of British Columbia, 1911, for an Act
to be entitled "The Naas & Skeena
Rivers Railway Act, 1911, Amendment
Act, 1916", extending the periods prescribed by Section 79 of the Railway
Act, within which The Naas & Skeena
Rivers Railway Company should bona
fide commence the construction of its
railway, procure the bona fide payment
up in cash of not less than fifteen per
cent of the authorized share capital of
the Company, and the expenditure of
such fifteen per cent in, upon and
towards the construction of its railway,
and the completion and putting into
operation of the said Company's railway; and forsnch further and incidental
powers as may be necessary.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 24th day
of November, 1915.
14-19 Solicitors for the Applicant. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JANUARY  8, 1916
Two Liners sunk
London :     The  P. & 0.
Persia   was   torpedoed   in
and southeast,     Our troops are
in contact with the enemy's rear
guard.   The German government
iofficials fled from Yaunde."
Starting For Adriatic
Geneva :     According   to   the
Mediterranean, between the is- j Muenchener Nachnchten two
land of Crete and Alexandria, 'separate Austrian and Bulgarian
with a loss of life estimated at,���8 have been formed w,th
300. The vessel sank in five the object of marching through
minutes. Most of the male pas- Montenegro to the sea
sengers were lost. American northern army s objective ,s Get-
Consul McNeelev was drowned. -tln->e and Loyeeuberg.and that of
He gave his place in a boat to a!the second avn]* Ant.van.
Germans Repulsed
Paris:   In the Champagne dis
woman and two children.
The vessel, which was on her
way from London to Bombay,
was the first P. & 0. boat sunk
during the war.
London : The British liner
Glengyle, from Yokohama to
Genoa, was submarined in the
Mediterranean, near the spot
where the Persia was sunk.
Many lives were lost, including a
number of Americans.
The Japanese steamer Kenkou
Mam was sank. The crew was
An Artillery Duel
London (official): "The enemy
this morning sprang a mine in
front of our trenches east of
Givenchy, but did not occupy the
crater. During the afternoon,
we exploded three mines near La tjons
Poissell. Our artillery and trench j jn Bukowina furtliei
mortars co-operated      Our artil- j have been made  bv
that the Kaiser has cancer of the
throat and is unable to speak.
Physicians believe it is necessary
to remove the entire larynx to
stop the growth. This operation
would destroy vocal power unless
an artificial larynx and breathing
tube were used. Specialists in
every European capital have been
Half a Million Canadians
���C!,,,      Toronto:   Sir Sam Hughes announced  at  a  banquet here last
night that Canana proposed raising 500,000 men,   half of whom
are under arms.
Rome:     Ten thousand Bulgar-
trict, near the highway between ian prisoners,turned over to Italy
Tahure and Somme-Py,a German j by the Servians, have been con-
attack, in which hand grenades centrated in the Avezzanno dis-
were used, was repulsed.    In the ! trict, devastated by earthquakes,
German.is on the Greek frontier, I
prepared to attack on the north-1
east while the Germans and I
Bulgarians advance on the north)
and northwest.
Von   Mackenson   is   moving'
against Saloniki and the Bulgar-
ians  are  concentrating   on   the!
border.    A squadron of Austrian
aviators has arrived at. Monastir. |
Greece Will Resist
Athens:     Recent  events have j and'The   ������Public Schools  Act",   re-
CatlSed a decline of German pres-1 specting-  the  assessment  rolls  of the
Omineca  Assessment  District  for the
vear  191(1,  will  be held in the Government  Oflice.   Hazelton,   B. C., on Fri-
i     ,,   i . day,   the  21st day of January, 1916, at
arid     Bulgarians    if    they    enter i the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Greece.     The army commanders
have notified the war office  that;
NOTICE  is  hjreby  given  that a
I Court  of  Revision  and Appeal, under
| the provisions  of the 'Taxation   Act"
tige in Greece. The Greek people
are determined to resist the Turks
it will lie impossible to hold the
men from attacking the invaders
of Greek soil. Greek soldiers at
Kavala have mutinied,demanding
to  be  disbanded  or allowed to
employed   in fight the Turks and Bulgars.
Argonne district,   near   Four del where   they   are
Paris,   there  was  an  efficacious! reconstruction.
firing ol guns against works of     London: The modified national ���    Lonc    .
the enemy.    The German troops, lservice bill was brought in today ! .p's,f"':,'l)la ���  ,
fleeing from their shelters, were Ik. Premier Asa aith      Ireland is 1.eulouicrreintolcem?ntlhavear-
6 ��� dj iiemici Abqtiun.     iteiana is rived.     Losses on both sides in
subjected to a concentrated fire |eXcluded. four cloys aggregated 80,000 The
Russia's Advance
>n:   Russian successes in
continue,    although
by our 75-millimetre guns.
Russians Take Prisoners
Petrograd:     On the Galician
frontier   the   Russian   army    is
holding the Teutonic forces, hav
ing checked the enemy  advance!
Still Rushing Huns Back
Paris: Allied airmen bomhard-
at the Kovel railway.  Our troops [ing  Gievgeli   (Southern Servia),
are now advancing along the
Kovel-Kovno railway and threatening   the  German  com nunica-
lery also bombarded the hostile
trenches north of Fromelles and
east of Ypres. To the former
bombardment the enemy replied
vigorously, but without doing
Russians Gain Ground
London: The Russians have
captured the heights northwest
of Czernowitz, Bukowina, according to a despatch to Reuter's
from Petrograd. Eight hundred
and seventy prisoners fell into
their hands.
Hun Attack Ordered
Berlin: The Morgenpost today
published a report that orders
have been given to the German
and Austrian troops in Servia to
advance into Greece and attack
the French and British. A Bucharest despatch to the Morgenpost credits this statement to the I _
Outro of Sofia. if
Athens:   Martial law has been : V
proclaimed   in   Greece,   to   take
effect Jan. 15.
The Allied authorities in Salon-'
iki have ordered the arrest of all
German and Austrian women  in
cafes and will also arrest a nurn
our troops,
and 16 officers and 768 un wounded men have been taken prisoners, in addition to many killed
and wounded left on the battlefield.
In the Caucasus campaign,
Russian troops have defeated the
Turks in a fiercely lought battle.
Liner Sinks Submarine
Victoria: The Blue Funnel
liner Antilochus, which has just
reached here, sunk a hostile submarine in the Mediterranean,
The diver opened fire with a deck
gun, but was sent to the bottom
with three shots from the Antilochus.
London: The Times learns
that the P. & O. liner Geelong,
5030 tons, has been sunk in the
Mediterranean. All on board
the vessel were saved.
in the course of a reconnaissance,
destroyed the sheds in a German
Bviation camp, according to a
Havas despatch from Athens.
Latest despatches from Petrograd say the Germans are concentrating forces opposite the
Russian offensive. Their losses
in the recent fighting have been
enormous. The fierce opposition
of the   enemy   accounts   for lhe
days agfl
Russian advance has checked the
German campaign for the invasion of Egypt.
Petrograd (official): "On the
Stripa front and northwest of
Czernowitz our troops have established themselves in the enemy positions they captured.
Every attempt to take the offensive in the region of Bojana was
repulsed by our fire."
number ol
The Russians pierced the enemy's lines at Czernowitz, compelling his retirement.
In a manifesto to the troops,
the Czar says Russia will not
make peace until the last enemy
is driven from her soil, nor except   by  agreement with her al-  f
Tn ili'iir-.' M. Swan, or to any person or persons
to win.in >.iii may have transferred your Interests,
take notice that I. the undersigned do-owner with
you in the Cumberland. Russell and Sundown
(Rusm'll Croup) Mineral Claims, situated In Iiun-
ter tin.- a. m thL- Haselton Mining Dlvlslen of Om-
Ineca Oi.-t.ict, Province of Hritish Columbia, have
done the required amount of work on the above-
mentlorf��i claims for tho year 1914 In order to
hold tin ttume under section 2-1 of the Mineral Act
anil il within llll days in' the publication of this
notice > mi full or refuse to contribute $158.80,your
portion of such expenditure, together with the
costs oi this advertisement, your interest In the
said nilnetnl claims will become the property of
the iimletshrned under Section ! of the Mineral
AM Amendment Attof 1900,
.1. N. CARR, Co-Owner.
rji.iii'.ii Smithers, B. C this80thday of Oito-
ber, li'l.".. i|.2i
 JJ \
lies. I
May Cut Enemy Lines
Petrograd (official communication):  "Northeast of Czernowitz!
sharp  lighting   continues.      Wej
have   taken   further hostile posi- I
tions. The enemy counter attacks
were repulsed  by a l\ve  which
inflicted huge losses."
Petrograd: The enormous Rus '
sian   southern   armies are  now
close to Kovel,   Volhynia.     This!
railway cantjr is of i np >rt tnsj', '*
because it alone   forms the con-  |
nection between the Austro-Ger-'|
ei'r II
! Tread the Footpath I
of Peace
f  Thin
i the path of him who wears
Hazelton, B. C.
The Russian Advance
London:    Despatches to both
Reuter and Havas agencies state
that the Austrians have evacuated Czernowitz   (Bukowina),   the southern   wing.      It  is   for
ber of men of high   'landing,  0f|Ru8Sians  havin�� seizt-'��l  al1   the reason   thai the Austro-Germans
heights dominating the town.      , are trying with the utmost tenac
The   Russian   official   bulletin|ity to hold their positions,
does  not claim the evacuation of
London:   Russia's campaign in | Czernowitz.but says: "Northwest
man   central   armies
3 I
enemy nationality.
On Bessarabian Front
British Officers Recalled
Bi'ssarnbin   .���nnlinues   In   be   (he  ���,- , >eVnow'it2 we' h-ivo   renmi,,'     j^T' , ^'^ ^H",* "T^'i
.... .    01 vzernuwuz we nave  occupied   ,.   t-nrlnv   n trip fhirnio Alna   Tho
most important visible war acti- L line of trenches and  ret.ulsed i  V ,       ,    ,    ,   ,-
vitv       JTVnm   Imp  Prinel   tn the! trenches and  repulsed advantage   rested with the Itali-
vity.      brom   the  Piipet  to the strong enemy  counter-attacks." ana l��� an artillerv dual of terrific
Roumanian frontier, over a front      .  , ,        r ans 111 an artillery uuei oi lerrinc
of at least three hundred  miles,     A laV number of pr��8onerBlmagllItudei   The Austrians were
������-'   reported   captured   by   the;forced back#    All British officers
Tn he SAFE from appendicitis
take Adler-i-Ua.
Out' jpoonlul of this thorough
bnwol cleanser removes almost
.W\ CASE of sour stomach, gas
or constipation,
Von will be astonished at the
amouut of old foul matter the
l-'lltST -poonl'iil will draw off.
Up-to-Date Drug Stores
j.  HAZELTON :: B, C.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C,
December 20th, 1915.
Judge of the
Court of Revision and Appeal.
Notice under Section 36
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles Victor Smith, of Hazelton, B. C., as the owner
in Fee-simple, under two Tax Sale Deeds
from the Assessor of the Omineca
Assessment District, to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 3rd
day of November, A.D. 1915, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said
Assessor on or about the 11th day of
October, 1913. of all and singular certain parcels or tracts of land and premises situate, lying, and being in the
District of Cassiar, in the Province of
British Colombia, more particulary
known and described as:���
An undivided one quarter interest in
and to Lot One hundred and forty-seven
(147), Group one (1), and part (sixty-
six ((!(i) acres) of the South East quarter of Lot Fourteen hundred and
eighty-one (1-181), Range live (5),Coast
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming
any interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of
the tax purchaser within forty-five
days of the service of this notice upon
you. Otherwise you and each of you
will be for ever estoppetl and debarred
from setting up any claim to or in respect of the said land, and I shall register the said Charles Victor Smith as
owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 88
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being
filed before the registration as
owner of the persons entitled under
such tax sale, all persons so served
with notice, or served with notice
under subsection (G) of section 155
of the "Municipal Clauses Act,
190(1," or section 293 of the "Municipal Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," ot section 253
of the "Taxation Act," in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provitled,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped anil
debarred from setting up any claim
to or In respect of the lantl so sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia, this 22nd day of
December, A.D. 1915.
District Registrar.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Garvis, Oregon.
17-21 Vancouver, B.C.
a huye Russian force, with a
great appearance of confidence,
is hurling sledge-hammer blows
at the opposing force, which, according to all accounts, totals at
least one and a half million men.
in Italy were recalled to England
It  is expected Von Mackenson ; today,including officersobservi
[will   be  withdrawn  from Serviajtne it,a|jan
to take command of the Germans |
in Bessarabia, in an endeavor to
check the Russian advance.
Petrograd (official): "The tier-
mans tried to cross the Dvina in
the   region   of Elisenhoie,   but
Occupying Kamerun j were  thrown   back  by  our fire,
London:     A British official re-! We put to flight Germans  wear-
port from Kamerun, German
Equatorial Africa, issued last
night, says "On January 1, a
British force under Col. George,
occupied Yaunde,  in  Kamerun.
ing white coats,   who attempted
to approach our trenches in  the
region uf Tsargrad station."
Kaiser In a Bad Way
Paris:     The Matin claims to
The enemy retreated to the south | have authority for the statement
Paris: Austria has called up
her last line of reserves. Many
unfit for field service are em-
poyed as auxiliaries in the rear.
Huns And Turks Threaten
London: An invasion'of Greece
by the forces of the central powers is about to begin. A Paris
despatch says a Turkish army of
150,000, under Perrtef Pasha,  a
We Wish All Our Friends
R. Cunningham & Son, Limited
Ksl.ibll.du-d 1870
Fori Eisln|[lon and HazeJIon


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