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 Advertisers Secure Results by using Miner columns*     Subscribers Secure the Reliable News of the Northern Interior.
VOL VII, NO. 16
HAZELTON, B. C, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
W, A. SALE A
HUGE SUCCESS
Large Crowd Fills Assembly Hall
and a Good Time
Ensues
The tenth annual W.A. sale
was one of the most successful in
recent years, and the amount
turned over to the Soldiers' Aid
will be most gratifying. The
attendance was good and buying
brisk, all the stalls being quickly
sold out. Mrs. Field in her unremitting efforts at the work
table, was assisted^by Miss Inez
Smith. MesdamesSharpe, Wattie
and Newick served tasty refreshments in a nicely arranged booth
and were assisted by Mrs. G. G.
Rock, Miss Cunningham and Miss
Pearl Allen. The Misses Soal were
successful with the novel marble
contest, which called for a high
degree of skill.
Mrs. Kirby displayed a pleasing show of home-made sweets,
and customers were too numer
ous for the supply.
The pork pie made by Mrs. W.
Sharpe was raffled, and was won
by Mrs. Anderson. A beautiful
three-deck Christmas cake, donated by Mrs. Anderson, was won
by Cecil.Wright. A gold watch
donated by W. Wattie was won
in a "time stopping" contest by
Peter Slavin.
Jack Frost and F. B. Chettleburgh did well in the "cover the
blue spot" game. Miss Sealy's
beautifully - embroidered tablecloth, the envy of every lady,
was won by a bachelor, J. R.
Tannock.
Miss Wattie was very popular
at the grab bag, which was soon
cleared out be the kiddies.
Mrs. Sealy's flower.stand was
well'.'patronized, the flowers being all handmade and cleverly
arranged.
A solid silver salt cellar set,
donated by C. V. Wright and
raffled by Mrs. Wattie, was. won
by Ernest Loring. A ladies'
shopping bag, raffled by Mrs. R.
S. Sargent, was won by J. E.
Kirby. Prior to^the day ofjthe
sale an oak and,']silver salad.bowl
was raffledL'by Mrs. H. Glassey,
and won by C. V. Wright.
The music furnished Joy Mrs.
Chappell, Mrs. Hoskins.^Dr. McKie and J. H. McMillan was very
much appreciated.
Wm. Grant acted^verg ably "as
announcer. Thanks are due to
H. Duhamel for his kindness in
lending,his..piano.
Dancing was indulged in after
the sale closed.
The receipts of the evening are
not totalled as yet, but will appear in our.'next issue.
NORTHERN MEN
APPEAL TO THOSE
LEFT AT   HOME
Prince Rupert, Dec. 14:-The
following cable was received this
morning by a member of Col.
Peck's committee:
"London, Dec. 13.
To the People of Skeena:
"The undersigned members of
Northern British Columbia's contingents ask all citizens, irrespective of political affiliations, to
work and vote for Lieut.-Col. Cy.
Peck, the soldiers' candidate.
Wilfred Macdonald,Denny Allen,
"Spot" Middleton, Jack Adams,
"Jimmy" Turnbull, Al. Shruball.
Joe. Howe, Al. Hastings, "Dad"
Baxter, Charlie Youngman, "Pa"
Beek, Jock rait, Bill Sullivan,
Syke Emmerson, Percy Tinker,
Bill Hainie, Percy Godenrath,
Tom Brewer, ������. Sutherland,
Major Gibson.
"Please give to press.
"(signed) 'Jack' Dowling."
The original :opy is on file at
Prince Rupert headquarters.
HUNS MUSTERED
FOR GREAT
BLOW
Germans are Being Transported In
Great Numbers To West
Front
A Sorry Lineup
Antagonism to Britain and the
British Empire; antagonism to
republican France; ignorance of
the causes and probable effect of
the war; an intei.se desire to be
left alone to the task of creating
a wholly French Canada; these
are the dominating influences in
the Quebec attitude towards this
war and this election.
Add to this attitude on the
part of Quebec Nationalists the
gathering of the clans of .the pro-
Germans.of the unreasoning partisans of a disrupted party, the
enemy aliens, the enemies of
alien descent, the slackers, the
disappointed exemption claimants
with a grievance, the Social Democrats of the German-American
brand, together with Frank Oli-|
ver, Fred Wade and Joe Martin |
���and the Laurier party is complete.
It is a sorry-looking line up.
That Canada should be asked to
consider it as a possibility for
office is an insult to the intelligence of the country.
Polling Monday
The polling booth for Hazelton
will be situated in Assembly Hall
on Monday, Dec. 17, an ballots
may be cast from 9 a.m. to 5 p.
m. J. F. Maguire, Dty. Returning Officer.
Card of Thanks
The president and ladies of the
W, A. desire to express their
appreciation and hearty thanks
to all the many kind friends who
contributed in any way towards
making the affair of last evening
a pleasant and profitable one.
London. Dec. 15:���"We must
expect half a million fresh German fighters on the west front
and many more guns and aircraft," declared Col. Repington,
the Times' military expert, in
a warning that Germany is.pre-
paring her supreme military effort there.
Owing to Russia's disintegration and the Italian defeats, the
enemy is able to put larger forces
than ever on the French front.
Evidence shows an already intensive transport of troops from
the east. There are now 159
German divisions,about 2,250,000
men, on the west front, and 79
divisions on the east front.
Geneva Dec. 15:���Swiss travellers crossing the border from
Germany tell of .intense preparations going on for an offensive
on the western' front.
Zurich, Dec. 15:���Frank admission that the central powers
are preparing for the greatest
blow on the west front, with
predictions for its success, filled
newspapers received yesterday.
The great blow is expected to
compel the Allies to submit to
Germany as victor.
British Statement
London: The British improved
their positions east of Bullecourt
as the result of bomb fighting.
Enemy artillery is active at different points south of the Scarpe
and northeast of Ypres.
French Report
Paris:  Heavy artillery'.fighting
occurred last night in the Champagne.   Nothing else is reported.
What Berlin Says
Berlin: British troops endeavoring to recapture lost trenches at
Bullecourt.on the Cambrai front^
were beaten back. French artillery fire has increased in eastern
France.
Rome: The battles now raging will settle the fate of Venice,
The Queen City is converted into
an unapproachable island able to
stand seige. Art treasures have
been removed to safety or buried
under mountains of sandbags.
Most of the city's population has
departed.
Methodist Church
Dr. McKie will preach at the
Methodist Church tomorrow evening at 7:30 on the subject:
"The Relationship of Christianity to Politics."
All are most cordially invited.
MAKES A GOOD
SPEECH FOR OUR
COMING MEMBER
At' a meeting addressed by W
P. Lynch on Monday evening
in Assembly Hall, the excellent
crowd which attended was treated to an earnestly impressive discourse by a man who, old Liberal
as he was, was willing to step
over the party wall and take an
active part in the campaign for
the Unionist candidate.
Mr. Lynch'tendered an apology
from Sergt.-Major'Robinson, D.
CM., who had been advertised
to speak here, and who, owing to
the irregularity of the train service, was unable to fulfill his engagement. Sergt.-Major Robinson, however, deputed Mr. Lynch
to quote him as saying that the
boys at the front did not concern
themselves about the $1.10 a day
but what they want behind them
most is the feeling that large
reinforcements were behind them
and that Canada is doing her utmost to give them the fullest
moral and material assistance,
which statement was greeted
with apblause.
Mr. Lynch said that Sir Wilfrid
Laurier was perfectly correct
when he said that this was a war
for civilization, but disagreed with
his old leader in the steps he has
taken.
In a very sincere manner the
speaker endorsed the Union government and deplored the fact
that an election should be forced
at this time.
During his address several
questions were put to Mr. Lynch
which he answered very satisfactorily.
He concluded by warmly endorsing Col. Peck, the Unionist
candidate, and appealed to the
electors to cast aside politics and
vote for the continued support of
Canada's part in the war.
A most cordial vote of thanks
was moved to Mr. Lynch and
was in a like manner responded to by him.
Release Prisoners
London, Dec. 15:���Russian authorities have ordered the release
of civilian German prisoners in
exchange for 4,000 Russian officers in German prisons.
It is reliably reported that
Russian troops have been ordered to evacuate Finland, whose
independence may be recognized.
Lloyd George says that nothing
but shortage of ships can overpower the Aliies. To end the
war without reparation would be
a farce. Britain's will is tempered steel.lwith no sign of a break.
LOCAL NEWS
PARAGRAPHS
Items of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
District
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, came
down on Tuesday's delayed train.
School Inspector Lord is in
town.
P. Wallis, of Vancouver, came
up on Wednesday.
Dr. Maclean came down from
Smithers during this week.
Rev. R, C. Scott went up to
Smithera during the week.
J. A. Rogers.of Prince Rupert,
was among the week's  visitors.
Mines Inspector McMillan came
up from the coast on Wednesday.
G. A. Woodlands, of the Imp.
Oil Co., was [among the week's
visitors.
C. R. "Cap" Hood has gone to
Smithers for a few days, and
will return to Prince Rupert.
Mrs. Mackenzie returned from
Vancouver this week and has
joined her husband at First Cabin.
Mrs. Arthur Leverett went
down this morhingon the delayed train to visit relatives in Victoria.
J. C. ("Doc") Rock, who left
Hazelton recently to join the
U.S. army, is now in Texas with
the flying corps.
H. F. S. Wolverton, who has
been in Hazelton for some time
as military representative of the
exemption tribunal, went south
this week.
The Soldiers' Aid Committee
has acknowledged a cheque from
England for one guinea, sent by
2nd. Lieut. A E. Player, now
serving with the Imperial forces.
Miss Maigaret Allen, formerly of Hazelton, who was recently operated upon in Prince Rupert for appendicitis, has now
completely recovered from her
illness.
Mrs. Hogan, of the Hospital,
has received from her daughter,
Miss M. Hogan, who is now
nursing at the front, a souvenir
in the shape of a German steel
shrapnel helmet.
Owing to bad weather on the
prairie and a copious snowfall,
Tuesday's westbound train did
not reach Hazelton until Wednesday morning. Thursday's train
was even more delayed and did
not arrive until this morning.
In a letter to the Soldiers' Aid
Jack Morison, who left here,
among many other Hazelton men,
with the 102nd Battalion, says he
has seen Lieut. McCormick, Dr.
Wallace, "Scotty" Ogilvy, Herb.
Hankin, Bob. Hadden and Pte.
Fawcett, and all are looking
well.
The Moscow situation is grave.
The Bolsheviki have put machine
guns on the streets as they fear
an uprising of hostile parties.
Amsterdam: The Germans are
rushing troops to the west front
with the idea of smashing the
Allies before the U.S. can act. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca  District   of
British Columbia,
By R. S, Sargent, Ltd.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada
and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display,
J1.5U per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cents per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
"TOMMY" KNOWS.
From advices received from
the front, where the Canadians
are now voting, a landslide for
for conscription is reported. If
the soldiers regard the all-absorbing question in that light, the
question which concerns them
most, how shall we at home deny
them what they ask and what
they sadly need NOW���reinforcements?
Saturday, December 15, 1917.
COMPARISON.
The people of Hazelton have
had the opportunity during the
past ten days of having before
them representatives of both
political parties, and of hearing
their respective arguments. After hearing the speakers we are
more than ever convinced that
the cause of the Union is the
better, and are glad that such
fluent speakers as J. S. Cowper
and W. B. Lynch have afforded
the electors of Skeena the chance
of regarding the situation from
the Unionist standpoint.
While some of the arguments
advanced by the Liberal candidate, Mr. Fred Stork, sounded
plausible from the platform, in
steady comparison with the utterances of the Unionist speakers
��� both old Liberals campaigning
for another old Liberal,Col. Peck,
the Unionist candidate, by the
way ��� they seem forced and
weak, and in this unusual campaign appear to be merely the
usual  electioneering camouflage.
From what we hear from the
speakers, the respective policies
of the parties come down to this:
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, if elected,
would waste a year, while our
units in France were gradually
being decimated, in going to the
people on a conscription referendum and, if it passed^, in getting
ready his machinery, the same
machinery that, because it was
set up by his rival, he now seeks
to wreck. If the referendum
were defeated, and the chances
for such are big by reason of the
"slacker" vote,Sir Wilfrid would
revert back to the old volunteer
system, an acknowledged unfair
system discarded by the larger
nations.
Sir Robert Borden's policy is
concise and clear: "Get reinforcements and get them NOW," and
his machinery is such that he
can get them now.
Sir Wilfrid's policy savors too
much to us of pandering to Que
bee, and the majority of the
people are undoubtedly of the
same opinion. They can show
show their confidence in the
Union government, containing as
it does the best brains of both
parties, by casting their votes on
Monday next for that good soldier
and citizen, Lieut.-Colonel Cyrus
W. Peck, D.S.O.,. Unionist candidate for Skeena, and we are
confident that the man who is
today helping to fight our battles
on the bloody fields of Flanders
will be returned in triumph.
Sir Joseph's Position
We are informed that the
Union government is not responsible for Sir Joseph Flavelle being at the head of the Imperial
Munitions Board. The appointment is one made by the Imperial
authorities, and it is to them that
his resignation would have to be
tendered if he considered such
action wise after the revelations
made in connection with the Wm.
Davies Co. and its huge profits.
A very general impression prevails that the Union government
is at fault because Sir Joseph
Flavelle still retains office on the
Imperial Munitions Board. In
order to remove this, Sir Joseph
should resign. His retention of
the post is hurting the cause of
the Union.���Ex.
BUY AT HOME
Get your letterheads printed at
THE MINER OFFICE
"Printing of Merit"
There are no two way's about
it in this election���you are either
for the Allies or against them
Show your patriotism to the boys
and the Allies by voting on Monday for Col. C. W. Peck.
HIS CHRISTMAS GIFT! -
Make it a practical one. The
spirit of war tends to needful
things. Give him a tie in individual box; a pair of gloves; a
muffler, or a pair of Jaeger slippers. Noel & Rock.        *
FARM LANDS
OREGON & CALIFORNIA RAILROAD CO. GRANT LANDS. Title to
same revested in United States by Act
of CongresB dated June 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty Billion feet of
commercial lumber. Containing some
of best land left in United States.
Large Map showing land by sections
and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
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MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
LITTLE HELEN, COPPER HILL,
and SKEENA MINERAL CLAIMS, situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Cassiar District.
Where located;���On the west slope of
Rocher de Boule Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B Morkill, of Hazelton, B.C., acting as agent
for H. S. Lavery (Can. Exped. Force)
and Andrew Fairbairn, of Telkwa, B.C.,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 2862C,
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 claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 24th day of September,
A.D. 1917.       4-12      Dalby B. Morkill
NOTICE
IN THE MATTER OF AN APPLIC-
1 ATION for   the  issue  of  a  fresh
Certificate   of  Title  for   Lot  32,
Block 3,  Town  of Telkwa,   (Map
817).
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as i the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title'co the above lands, notice
is hereby g'ven that it is my intention
to issue after the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication hereof a
fresh Certificate of Title to the above
lots in the name of Pete Saaii, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September,  1914,   and is numbered 6529-1.
Land Registry Office, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
H. F. MACLEOD,
14-18 District Registrar.
Announcement
Canada Coffee House
Opens Today
First-Class Meal for 35 cents
OPPOSITE DRUGSTORE
QUON WING .        - PROP.
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
RIGHT RIM and CENTER FRACTIONAL MINERAL CLAIMS, situated
in Omineca mining division of Range 5,
Coautdistrictilocated on Debenturecreek,
Babine range, about 24 miles east of
Moricetown.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Mor
kill, of Hazelton, B.C., acting as agent
for Debenture Creek Mine*, Ltd.,
Special Free Miner's Certificate No.
5226,. intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improve
ments for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this first day of August, A.D.
1917. Dalby B. Morkill
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
. and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
THE LEADING HOTEL IN NORTHERN B. C.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
EUROPEAN TLAN
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service lo and from all tralni and boats
Synopsis Of Coal Mining Regulations
(~\)AL mining rightsof the Dominion,
V^ in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term ot twenty-one
years at an animal rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
If you* can't fight you can at least
stand behind the man
who fights for you.
The Canadian Patriotic Fund
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
t soldiers, requires millions of dollars to keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H; Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.   E.   Kirby,  R.  E.  Allen,  J. K. Frost,   J. R. Barker,
and J. G. Powell.    Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
Application for a luaso 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
he described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyod
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
culput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent  with sworn returns
chan table
royalty thereon
accounting for the full quantity of mer-
id
he 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 $10.0C 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".
W. W. CORY,
Commercial Printing at
THE MINER OFFICE
The Canadian Red Cross
The Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitaiian
organization.
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell, Wm.
Honorary Secretary: Miss W. Soal
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mesdames Wattie, Wrinch, Sealy, and Glassey; Rev. John
Field, W. Wattie, John Newick
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
SOLDIERS' AD) & EMPLOYMENT
COMMITTEE
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district wit!
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: J. K. Frost,
H. H. Little, R. E. Allen. F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
Some can fight, some can work or pay*
ALL CAN SERVE! THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917
What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
The C.N.R. is now owned by
the Dominion.
Every German in Halifax has
been arrested.
Vancouver will give $25,000 to
Halifax relief.
Ecuador lias severed relations
with Germany.
Violent storms are raging in
Eastern Canada.
Two firms in Canada have commenced to make oleomargarine.
Total credits of $3,885,900,000
have been made to the Allies bv
the'US.
Fourteen British ships of over
1600 tons were sunk by U-boats
last week.
The Belgian steamer Ambiorix
has been sunk by collision in the
English Channel.
The American consul at Tiflis
reports the rumor that the Czar
of Russia has escaped.
1 housands of tons of potatoes f
were  frozen in Minneapolis by a
sudden drop in temperature.
Several steamers have beenj^
wrecked or damaged in heavy1*
storms on the St. Lawience.
Dr.  Paes, leader of the recent f
Portuguese revolt, has been made |
premier and foreign minister.
Hritish tonnage completed in||
November was within measurable
distance of her tonnage losses.
The military service regulations! 1
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RAILWAY and STEAMSHIP LIKES.
Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
Wranirell, .Kvtchihan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Swanson     Hay,   Ocean   Fails,   Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle.
Leave-Prince Rupert for Vancouver, Victoria. Seattle midnight Thursday and I) a.m. Monday (Thursday boat calls at Ocean Falls, Monday
boat at Swanson Hay). For Anyox, midnight Wednesday, Saturday.
For Kotehkan,������ Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway October 3rd, 17th, "1st,
November 14th. 28th, December ]2th, 26th'. For Queen Charlotte
Islands October  JOth, 21th,   November 7th, 2!st, December 5th, 19th.
Arrive Prince Kupert from South 10:30 A.M. Wednesday and Satur-
day.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at 7:10 p.m. Monday,
Wednesday, Satim! y. Westbound i':20 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday. Thursday.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific A gent,or to
G. A. McNichqll.AJsi. Goii. Freight and Passenger Agent,Prince ffUpert, H.C.
CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver, and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and Berth included on Steamer.
FOR VANCOUVER, VICTORIA AND SEATTLE
S.S. "Princess Sophia" sails from Prince Kupert Dec. 22nd:  Jan.-5th,
19th: Feb. 2nd, 16th; March  2nd.      S.S."Princess Royal"  sails from
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trict of Halifax affected   by  the
catastrophe.
Another loan of $2,000,000 lias
been made by the U.S. to Belgium, making a total so far lent
to that country of $07,900,000.
At the expense of $1,500,000,
the Granby Company will build
a coke plant at Anyox, the coal
to come from Vancouver* Island.
Bonar Law asked on Tuesday
for a vole of ��550,000,COO. In
the pasi two months Great Britain's-average expenditure was
��6,794,000 daily.
A German campaign of friirlil-
i'lilness has been revealed in J,us
Angeles, where police headquarters have had numerous calls
reporting the finding of ground
glass in breakfast food.'
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 Contincent.
(g) British Expeditionary
Force.
(h) Army Post Office, London
England.
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
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She must have Food���
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for her Armies in the Field    for her Workers in the Factory���in
the Munition plant    in the Shipyard���in the Mine.
THERE'S DANGER \U SSOHT-BUI YOU CAS8 HELP
Do You Know���
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THE  FARM
that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs
means that the World's reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that a world-wide famine can only be
averted by increasing this supply ?
Do You Know���
that a "food famine" would be a worse
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help thwart Germany's desperate submarine thrust on the high seas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���the very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
AND REMEMBER���
that no man can say that he has fully done
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
BRITAIN appeals to CANADA
THE NEAREST PRODUCER OF STAPLE FOODS
India and Argentina ore more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
2625 MILES
Canada to Britain
6000 Miles
India & Argentina to Britain
11500 MILES
Australia to Britain i
MSE
FARM PR00U0TS
ABE NEEDED
FORjXPORT
WHEAT,
OATS7
BEEF,
BACON,
CHEESE,
DSGS,
BUTTER,
POULTRY,
BEANS & PEAS,
WOOL,
FLAX AND
FLAX FIBRE,
DRIED
VEGETABLES
"No matter what difficulties may
face us, the supreme duty of every
man on the land is to use every thought
and every energy in the direction of
producing more���and still more."
Martin Burrell���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write������
INFORMATION     BUREAU
DOMINION DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
OTTAWA
BonEsrsrasBBaEasa THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1917
THE MINER WAR NEWS SUMMARY
MONDAY, DEC. 10
Rome: The Austro-German
invaders suffered enormous loss
in their recent two day drive,
and in one instance were decimated by their own artillery.
The central powers are developing their maximum effort of the
war. Italian aviators report the
continual concentration of Austro-Germans, who stream over all
roads to the Asiago plateau, where
desperate fighting still rages.
After three days of terrible fighting, in which entire detachments
of Italian troops sacrified themselves, the enemy succeeded in
eliminating the arc which formed the foremost Italian line on
the eastern side of the plateau.
Although the Teutons employed
a colossal army of heavy artillery
and made use of asphyxiating
gas, the Italian retirement was
accomplished and every inch of
ground stubbornly contested.
Washington : Three officers
and 73 men have gone down with
the American destroyer Jacob
Jones, one of the newest and
largest of her class, torpedoed on
Thursday in tho war zone.
Halifax: Four thousand killed
is the official estimate, made after
a survey of the devastated Richmond district, where acres of
debris cannot be cleared probably
for months. Two hundred bodies
have been recovered from the
water. Thirteen sailors were
killed on the cruiser Niobe, and
15 are missing. The Massachusetts relief train, which has been
stalled in the snow on the border,
arrived yesterday. Over a foot
of snow fell yesterday, making
work more difficult. Property
loss is estimated to be between
twenty and fifty millions. Relief
committees auk for $20,000,000
to care for 20,000 sufferers. Premier Borden is al Halifax.
Washington : One hundred
doctors and 150 nurses have been
mobilized and sent to Halifax.
Supplies for the relief of sufferers are being rushed from New
York, Bistonanl Maine. Governor Milliken of Maine has sent
three carloads of repair material,
including rooting paper and lumber. A Steamer from Boston
carries 20,000 blankets, putty
ang glass. Cleveland will purchase $2000 worth of shoes and
stockings. The U.S. Knights
Templars have wired $5000.
Toronto: Sir George Eaton
has despatched a special relief
train to Halifax.
Ottawa: The first draft call
under the military service act
will be made on Jan. 3.
TUESDAY, DEC. II
Rome: The battle of the Asiago is virtually suspended, with
the enemy checked, if not defeated in his main design of
breaking through to the Branta
valley and the plain a few miles
beyond, although he succeeded
in advancing his line a short distance when the Italians fell back
to new positions.
An exceptionally large air raid
was carried out yesterday with a
fleet of 150 airplanes, which flew
low and scattered over 200 bombs
where the enemy is assembling
forces and supplies in the northern sector.causing much damage.
London:    After securing Sak-
alutan Pass, last Tuesday, the
Turks were pursued to the village
of Kara Tepeh, 25 miles north of
Deli Abbas, through which the
enemy was driven. Over 200
prisoners were taken, including
the commander.
A proclamation to the Russian
nation has been issued by their
governmentannouncingthat Kal-
edines and Korniloff, assisted by
the imperialists and constitutional
democrats, have raised a revolt
and declared war in the Don
region against the people and
the revolution. The proclamation
adds that the constitutional democrats and burgeoisie are supplying the revolting general with
scores of millions. The workmen's and soldiers' delegates
have ordered necessary movements of troops against the
counter-revolution, and have issued decrees authorizing local
forces to attack the enemies of
the people without waiting for
orders from the supreme authorities, and forbidding any attempt
at mediation.
Halifax: An appeal for $25,000,-
000 has been made to the people
of Canada by the mayors of
Halifax and Dartmouth, and this
is taken as representing only a
part of the material damage done.
A preliminary million dollars has
been given by the Dominion government. The survivors of the
steamer Imo and Pilot McKay
and Capt. Lemeduc of the Mont
Blanc have been detained by the
British admiralty officials, pending the oflicial enquiry, which
opens today.
It is feared that 2,000 have
been killed and thousands have
been injured. Fifteen hundred
dwellings have been wiped out
of existence and in nearly all
cases the occupants are penniless
and destitute. At Dartmouth
150 were kiiled. At Chicago a
relief committe pledged $43,000
on the spot to be sent to Halifax.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12
London: Over the whole western front German artillery is
scattering shells impartially, in
masking the location chosen for
an assault which it is believed
will be her heaviest since 1914.
Germany has at least 400,000 men
centred on the Cambrai sector.
The British captured Jerusalem
yesterday.
The position of Britain towards
Russia is made clear that she
bears no grudge against her
seceding ally, said Sir George
Buchanan, ambassador to Petrograd. It is wrong, however, to
suppose that pacts can be broken,
and the treaty made by the autocratic government must remain
binding on the democracy.
Balfour told the commons that
he received a communication last
September from Germany to the
effect that Germany would be
glad to communicate with Britain
regarding peace. The British
government replied that it was
prepared to receive any such
communication and discuss -it
with Britain's allies. No further
official communication has come
from Germany.
The destruction of Griesheim
munition factories on Nov. 22
equals a big military defeat for
Germany. Two- German munition trains blew up in collision
on Tuesday, killing and wounding
1 hundreds of soldiers.
Paris: Patrol encounters have
occurred north of Bezonvaux, on
the Verdun front.and at Tahure,
in the Champagne. Artillery is
active in Upper Alsace and Lorraine.   Elsewere is quiet.
Rome: The complete repulse
of enemy attempts to retake
Agonzia and Zuliani, positions in
the Caposile region,is announced.
Around Zuliani the enemy left
many dead, and the victorious
Italians took scores of prisoners.
Halifax: The work of moving
refugees from tents to substantial
buildings had only been finished
last night when the weather set in
extremely and suddenly cold.
Rebuilding has commenced. No
more doctors or nurses are at
present needed. Nine ships were
destroyed or badly damaged in
the explosion.
THURSDAY, DEC. 13
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London: From Ypres to the
Swiss border, except from Cambrai to St. Quentin, the artillery
and aerial battle has reached a
pitch of intensity seldom attained
except on the eve of great infantry action. Official statements
make it appear that not only the
Germans but the British are also
preparing for a great attack.
The exact scene of the coming
struggle is in doubt, as the opposing guns are thundering on
virtually every part of that far-
flung front.
General Maurice frankly describes the German success at
Cambrai as being due to lack of
co - ordination, the reason for
which is being investigated.
Two important pronouncements
on the war aims of Britain have
been made by Asquith. speaking
at Birmingham, and Churchill at
Bedford, in which they both
declared the war must continue
until the menace of Prussianism
is removed, otherwise the tremendous sacrifices of the British
peoples  have been made in vain.
The British government, feeling its position insecure through
rumors of an impending political
crisis, may go to the people. The
discontented fac'dons may unite
against the ministry. The Northcliffe organs have taken a radical
attitude towards the government.
Great interest attaches to the expected decision of Asquith, who
may, it is rumored, give qualified
support to  Lansdowne's  policy.
Paris: German parties felt the
French lines northwest of Reims
last night. Artillery is active on
the Verdun front..
Preparations are being made
for an offensive by the Germans
before the Americans arrive, to
deal a blow so that peace may
come soon, as Germany's food
and labor shortage and internal
troubles have made the nation
war-weary. Austrians are being
rushed to the western front.
Halifax: The British government has given $5,000,000 to relief of the disaster sufferers.
Seattle so far has raised $10,000
for the same purpose.
As a result of the explosion
there are 300 to 500 persons blind
or partially so and there are 200
orphans. The known dead number 800, and it is estimated that
1000 still lie beneath the ruins.
Jassy, Roumania: Oflicial announcement is made of the signing of an armistice by which
hostilities were suspended at 10
p.m. Tuesday until further notice.
FRIDAY, DEC. 14
London: The British have apparently stopped crown prince
Rupprecht's long-prepared attempt to break the British hold
around Bullecourt. The enemy
only sncceeded in advancing a
few yards. The attack was the
most formidable the British have
had to face in this section. The
fighting continues fiercely.
The government will investigate the British reverse on the
sector south of Cambrai, and will
ask Haig to explain. Dillon, the
Irish Nationalist, said the enemy
was in one village before the
British knew it.
Paris: Active artillery fighting
is in progress along the whole
front. Nine German airplanes
were brought dowruyesterday.
Berlin: Negotiations for an
armistice to replace the existing
truce on the Russian front have
begun at the headquarters of
Prince Leopold of Bavaria, the
general staff has announced.
Rome: Von Buelow's troops
have joined the Austrians and
Bohemians under Hoetzendorff
in a series of heavy assaults during the last two days between
the Brenta and Piave rivers. The
fighting has been severe and attended with large losses, but the
Italian line has been sustained
with but one slight indentation
at Mont Sponzionsa, where the
enemy secured temporary footing
which is being contested by the
Italians The fourth Austrian
division and some Bohemian regiments fighting here are fresh
from the Russo-Galician front.
Stockholm : The Petrograd
Dyelo Naroda has published what
it alleges to be the instructions
of the Get man general staff to
its representatives conducting
truce negotiations in Russia. The
men in parley must be of serious
temperamentand capable of controlling their facial muscles in
the most ridiculous situation.
London: The iron hand is dealing Russia an awful blow through
the Bolsheviki, and force'must
henceforth decide everything in
that troubled country. Many
former secret political police in
the ranks of the party in power
are sowing dissention broadcast.
Seven thousand naked corpses of
persons whose deaths were not
caused by drowning have been
fished out of the rivers. Women
are stripped of their hair, which
is sold. Korniloff was wounded
in a battle between Bielgorod
and Sumu.
jj  DENTISTRY   j
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