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 Advertisers Secure Results by using Miner columns*     Subscribers Secure the Reliable News of the Northern Interior*
VOL VII, NO. 1��
tems of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
Mrs. J. Clark left on Thursday
for Vancouver.
Lyster Mulvaney, of Burns
Lake, is in town.
F. B. Chettleburgh went down
to Rupert during the week.
W. Burken left on Thursday's
delayed train for Prince Rupert.
Miss Pearl Allen left for her
home in Prince Rupert on Tuesday.
Born���at Hazelton Hospital, on
Thursday, Jan, 3, a daughter to
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Little.
The ladies of the Skeena Whist
Club will meet at the residence
of Mrs. Albert D. Chappell on
Thursday next, Jan. 10, at 3 p.
m. sharp.
Miss Louise Tallander.who has
s been   visiting her  sister,   Miss
Jesse Tallander.at Hazelton Hospital,  returned to her home in
Prince Rupert on Thursday.
Miss Dorcas McDougall, of the
Union Bank staff at Smithers,
who spent the New Year with
her parents at Hazelton, left on
Wednesday for Smithers. She
was accompanied by her sister,
Dr. McKie, who has been connected with Hazelton Hospital
for several months, left on Wednesday for Smithers, where he
will take charge of Dr. Maclean's
practice for some time, while the
latter and his family are in the
The Soldiers' Aid and Employment Committee met last evening
and arranged to hold the annual
meeting of subscribers on Thursday evening, Jan. 17, in the
courtroom. All subscribers to
the committee's funds are requested to attend, a special invitation being extended to the
members of the Women's Auxiliary, who have done so much to
assist in the work of the Soldiers'
The committee is seeking to
have legislation introduced in the
provincial house to remit taxes
on lands owned by soldiers.
While the government is making
no effort to collect such taxes, it
is felt that men who are on active
service should be entirely relieved
from payment.
From the front come many
letters of appreciation, acknowledging the parcels sent by the
Soldiers' Aid to the boys from
the Hazelton district.
Large numbars of magazines
are required by the committee.
These may be handed to the
chairman, A. R. Macdonald.
Reading matter for the boys has
been received from R. J. Rock,
R. H. Machin, H. H. Little, G.
W. McKay and Wm. Grant.
If H V I V A I (From Our Special Correspondent)
  j    The New Year's Eve dance in
Lenine Government Pierces Huns''Smithers wa9 a bi* success-    A
Interrupt Traffic This Week for
Several Days���Wires Were
Down Too
Duplicity and is Awake To
Danger of Position
Petrograd, Jan. 5
repudiated the German-contrived
peace, and the pour parlers at
Brest Litovsk have apparently
ended. The Bolsheviki government is awake to the duplicity
and self-interest of the Germans.
Whether or not Russia can fight
within some months cannot be
The meatless days are not being observed by some of the restaurants in Hazelton. Tuesdays
and Fridays, it seems, are regarded the same as any other
day in the week. While this is
probably the result of ignorance
on the part of the proprietors,
the law generally regards ignorance as no excuse. The meatless
day order was not passed through
the idle whim of some statesman,
but was regarded as an absolute
necessity for the conservation of
our meat supply. There are
plenty of foods which can be
utilized in the place of meat3,
and it works no hardship on the
restaurants to dispense with meat
for but two days out of seven.
In fact, meat is more expensive
to serve than fish or many other
foods that contain an equal
amount of nourishment. Besides
violating the law, the serving of
meat on meatless days is unpatriotic, and the "attention of the
proprietors of the restaurants is
called to the contravention of
the order.
Victims Were Buried
The funeral of Rod. Campbell
and I. McCulley, the two victims
of the unfortunate snowslide at
the Hazelton View mine a week
ago, took place yesterday. A
long queue of friends of the dead
men followed the coffins to the
graveside, where the burial service was conducted by Rev. R.
C. Scott. J. F. Maguire spoke
briefly on behalf of the manager
of the mine, D. B. Morkill, who
was unable to be present owing
to the interrupted train service,
expressing the sympathy and
regret of the management.
To Overthrow Socialism
Petrograd, Jan. 5:���That the
Czar's government was in communication with the German
autocracy, seeking the formation
of an international convention
which wouid lay plans for a
world-wide fight against socialism
was revealed in documents unearthed by the Bolsheviki.
large crowd was present. Good
music and refreshments were
Russia has '    Miss Middleton and Mrs. Lynch
! returned from Francois Lake on
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns
drove down from Telkwa on
Dr. Maclean and family leave
today for Whalen, B. C, where
they will spend several months.
E. E. Strickland and family
have returned to Smithers, and
have taken the O'Neil residence.
Mrs. A. Kllpatrick and daughter, Margaret, are visiting friends
in Prince Rupert.
Miss Dorcas McDougall returned from Hazelton on Wednesday,
after spending New Year with
her parents.
Alex.   S.  Millar,  the  mining
,   was in town on Wednesday.
George H. Ballard, of Evelyn,
spent Wednesday in town, on
The Misses Barker spent New
Year with Mrs. Baaka afRound
Misses Short, Caple, Heal and
Harbridge, and Messrs. Heal,
Timmermeister, Short, Williams,
Burns and Adams, from Telkwa,
attended the dance here on New
Year's Eve.
Amsterdam, Jan. 5:-Chancel-     Q A ^ of ^^ wfts g
lor Hertling announced in the business visitor in Smithers on
reichstag yesterday that Foreign i Wednesday.
Minister Kuehlmann had been Mr_ and Mrg> John Lapadat
instructed to reject the Russian have returned to their ranch,
proposals for the transfer of the j after spending a few days in
peace negotiations to neutral soil Itown-
London, Jan. 5:���The Allies
may give recognition to Lenine
and Trotsky.owing to the development of the Brest-Litovsk negotiations and the rift in the
German lute. The diplomatic
correspondent of the Daily Chronicle believes the Russian government will resume diplomatic re-'man
lations with her former allies.
Maxim Litvinoff, Socialist, has
been appointed ambassador to
England. He says he will disseminate in Britain the truth
about the present leaders among
his countrymen, that they are
not pro-German or even mere
pacifists. He hopes to see the
Russian and German armies overthrow the junkers.
He also stated that the German     Mr.   and Mrs. John Carr were
delegates to Brest Litovsk hadiin town on Tuesday and Wed-
been instructed to continue their
negotiations as to the Russian
territory now held by Germany.
This point is the one on which
the Russian and German delegates have disagreed upon in the
past meetings.
Kispiox Farmers' Institute
A meeting of the Kispiox Valley Farmers' Institute and the
Kispiox Valley Live Stock Assn.
will be held in Kispiox Valley
Hall at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday,
Jan. 16, 1918.
Important business to be transacted.        P. H. Sheehan, Secy.
Will Resume Relations
Copenhagen, Jan.  5:���A despatch from Tokio says Japan has
decided to   resume   the   fullest
diplomatic relations with Russia.
Hazelton was in a position of
almost total isolation for several
days this week. Snowslides on
the railroad west of here have
disorganized the train service,
and the telegraph lines were
down in all directions for a time,
but have since been restored.
Large slides on the G.T.P. have
blocked traffic completely, and
westbound trains have only been
able to reach Pacific. No mail
has been received in Hazelton
since Saturday last. The present
mild weather is the cause of the
track trouble, but should the
weather tighten shortly and no
more slides occur, the railroad
service will be restored in a
few days.
Soldier Speaks Well
Lieut. C. W. Whitaker, of the
7th Battalion, who was in Hazelton over the week-end,delivered a very eloquent address at
the Methodist Church on Sunday
evening last
Speaking as a returned soldier
with actual fighting experience,
Lieut. Whittaker greatly pleased
his hearers with the ease in which
he spoke. What he greatly emphasized was the unvarying
cheerfulness of the boys at the
front under the most trying difficulties. No matter whether it
rained or the rations failed to
arrive, "Tommy" always smiled.
The speaker made a point of the
inherent courage of the men.
There was never a lack of volunteers for the most dangerous
duties, he said. He greatly prais-
the work of the women in the
Lieut. Whittaker, who joined
his Battalion as a private, is a
minister in civil life. He was
wounded at Vimy Ridge.
Western Front
London, Jan. 5:���The British
advanced their lines south of
Lens last night. North of Cambrai, in the neighborhood of the
Canal du Nord, local fighting has
occurred, with no material change
in the military situation. Hostile artillery was active in the
Bullecourt and Ypres sectors last
Hardly a Rousing Success
London, Jan. 5:���Subscriptions
to Hungary's seventh war loan
totalled about three billion kronen, whereas the government expected eight billion kronen. The
populace took only an insignificant share of the loan, most of
the subscriptions being forced on
the leading banks.
Board of Trade Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the
Hazelton Board of Trad*? will beheld in the offices of the Board
on Tuesday evening, Jan. 8, at
8:30. All members are requested to attend.
Methodist Church
The service in the Methodist
Church on Sunday evening will
be in keeping with the expressed
wish of His Majesty the King
for a national day of prayer
throughout the Empire.
Rev. R. C. Scott will preach on
the subject:   "Prayer and the
A Thaw
An extraordinary thaw set in
��� hiring the early part of the week
and for the past few days the
thermometerhas registered above
32 degrees most of the time.
The Skeena and Bulkley rivers,
which had frozen over at Hazelton, on Wednesday presented
the unusual spectacle of being
absolutely free of ice. Heavy
rains further north caused the
rivers to rise, carrying out the
ice completely. The weather will
undoubtedly tighten during the
next few days, and will be more
than welcomed, as it will remedy
the present slushy state of affairs
Winning of the War." | >
Special music.     All are wel- underfoot caused by the warm
come. spell and intermittent rains. The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great  Omineca District of
British Columbia,
By R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
$1.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cents per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday, January 5, 1918.
Kl " " Mr*
The Miner is of the opinion
that the farmers of the district
are not availing themselves as
they should of the opportunity
to borrow money from the government for the purpose of de-
velopingandstocking their farms.
We know of two of our most
energetic settlers in the Kispiox
Valley who have had to leave
their places for lack of capital.
They went to work in the mines
and after saving a few hundred
dollars each, they handed their
savings to a third farmer for the
buying of cattle, which were
shipped from Edmonton in October. The two who provided the
money are paying the third for
looking after the cattle half the
increase of the herd. These arrangements were good, but how
much better it would have been
if all three had stayed on their
ranches and borrowed the money
they needed from the provincial
government. There would have
been three herds growing instead
of one; three ranches being developed instead of two lying idle.
Production and increased production is urged from every side,
and by the aid of government
loans the farmers in this vicinity
can materially improve their positions and assist in the production
of livestock so necessary now.
The Miner will be pleased to
receive and publish letters from
those interested in this matter,
and will assist in any way possible to secure information on
this subject for its readers.
Our advice is certainly sound:
Borrow from the government
and buy livestock.
Titbits from the Bridge Town I
(From Our Special Correspondent)
J. McNeil arrived back from
Edmonton   this   week,   and   is
looking very fit,
t      t      t
Mr, and Mrs. Macdonnell spent
the New Year as the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Hoops.
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We understand that the outlook at the Three Lakes mineral
group is promising.
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Owing to heavy rains during
the last week, the roads are beginning to take on  the appearance of the spring breakup.  The
snow is fast disappearing.
t      t      t
Geo. Ayliffe left on the last
train for Vancouver, We understand that his intentions are
t      t       t
Miss M. Campbell expects to
leave on Sunday's train for
Prince Rupert, as she has accepted a position on the staff of the
Rupert Hospital.
t      t      t
George   Findlay   is  in   town,
looking very prosperous.
Get your letterheads printed at
"Printing of Merit"
same revested in United States by Act
of Congress 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.
Canada's Mineral Production
Ottawa, Jan. 1.���The department of mines estimates the production of metals from Canadian
ores in 1917 as follows:
Gold, $17,000,000; silver, 23,-
500,000 ozs.; copper, 113,000,000
pounds; nickel,84,800,000 pounds;
zinc, 31,000,000 pounds; lead,
56,000,000 pounds.
The production of pig iron was
about 1,186,000 short tons and
steel ingots and direct steel castings 1,735,000 short tons. The
production of gold, silver, copper
and coal was less than in 1916.
The production of nickel, lead,
zinc, pig iron and steel was
greater than during the previous
Higher prices received for silver, coal and other products considerably enhanced the total value
of the mineral production. It i3
estimated to have been not less
than $200,000,000, as compared
with $177,201,534 in 1916.
Molybdenum in Canada
The demand for molybdenum
for use in manufacture of special
steels has greatly stimulated prospecting and development of our
molybdenite resources. Numerous discoveries have been made
which vary in importance from
mere mineral occurrences to deposits which have already given
considerable production. The
most important deposit yet proven is that near the village of
Quyon. Que.
The Federal department of
mines has done much to encourage the concentration of these
ores. After trial shipments had
been made for test runs in the
U.S., the ore from Quyon was
principally sent to the concentrating plant of the mines branch.
The company has recently completed a concentrating plant to
take care of the output.
Certificate of Improvements
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 84th day of September,
A.D. 1917.      4-12      Dalby B. Morkill
In the matter of an applic-
* ATION for the issue of a fresh
CertificPte of Title for Lot 32,
Block 3, Town of Telkwa, (Map
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title to 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 Saari, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September, 1914, and is numbered 6529-1.
Land Registry Office, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
14-18 District Registrar.
If you can't fight you can at least
stand behind the man
who fights for you*
Certificate of Improvements
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Where located:���On the southwestern
shore of Babine Lake, and near Silver
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for M. J. Kolb, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 7862C, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the MiningRecorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of December, A.
D. 1917. 16-25
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. BURDBN. New Hazelton
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. into serrlce to and from all trains and boats
Synopsis Of Coal Mining Regulations
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of il 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 Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal Bub-
divisions 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
cutput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returnB
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 $10.0C an aere.
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.
Commercial Printing at
The Canadian Patriotic Fund
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
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
The Canadian Red Cross
The Hazelton  Branch requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitarian
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell. Wm. Grai t
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
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
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: Wm. Grant
H. H. Little. R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell. H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
H. Welch, J. K. Frost, S. Cline, W. Wattie
Some can fight, some an work or pay.
What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
One thousand Serbs have left
Chicago for Europe, to join their
Great storms have interrupted
railroad and telegraphic communication between B. C. and
the east.
Mrs. Ralph Smith has announced her candidature for the
seat in the^provincial legislature
left vacant in Vancouver by the
death of her husband last summer.
It is reported that the four
provincial by-elections will be
held on Jan. 24.
The provincial legislature opens
on Feb. 7.
The murder of former-premier
Goremykin of Russia is reported
from Petrograd.
British prisoners held in Germany or interned in Switzerland
now numbar 46,712.
Mrs. Alice Wheedon, who with
her daughter and son-in-law, was
sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment for plotting to kill Lloyd
George by poison, has been released from jail at the premier's
Millions of dollars damage was
caused and 80,000 people rendered homeless by an earthquake
which destroyed Guatemala City,
the capital of Guatemala, on
One million Greeks have been
murdered by organized Turco-
German massacres in Asiatic
The votes of 40,000 Canadians
in the military and naval services
on the American continent and
on the high seas have been cast.
Many miners were killed in a
Kas explosion in the Underwood
mine of the Pennsylvania Coal
Co.iat Throop, Pa.
Loans made by the U. S. to
Ihe Allies now total well over
four billion dollars.
America's imports during 1917
totalled $3,000,000,000 and her exports approximated $6,000,000,-
000, giving her a favorable trade
balance of about $3,000,000,000.
England has adopted the sugar
card plan.
Alaska went "bonejLdry" on
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.
Battalion,   Regiment    (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
England.      ~*
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
War Savings Certificates
$  25.00    FOR
eo.oo    "
100.00      "
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Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Swanson    Bay,   Ocean   Falls,   Vancouver,
Victoria, Seattle.
Leave Prince Rupert for Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle midnight Thurs- t
day and 9 a.m. Monday (Thursday boat calls at Ocean  Falls,  Monday f
boat at Swanson Bay).     For Anyox, midnight Wednesday, Saturday. *
For Ketchkan,   Wrangell,  Juneau, Skagway October 3rd, 17th, 31st, f
November 14th. 28th, December 12th,  26th.     For Queen Charlotte I
|     Islands October 10th, 24th,   November 7th, 21st, December !ith, 19th. 4
p     Arrive  Prince  Rupert from South 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and  Satin- 4
|    day. |
��     Passenger trains  leave  Hazelton   Eastbound at 7:10  r.M.   Monday, t
E     Wednesday, Saturday.    Westbound 9:20 a.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Thurs- 2
I   day. f
{���     For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to %
|      G. A. McNicholl.AaBt. Gen. Freight and Passonger Aironl,Prince Rupert, /!.('. ��
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
LIVERY and STAGES XQ ���b^���eyVuro'y-privat?
public  conveyances   day  and
Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch* $6,00 a cord
Consign your shipments in  Our
Care  for Storage or  Delivery.
Address all communications tu Hazdton.
Ruddy & MacKay
She must have Food���
for her Armies in the Field���for her Workers in the Factory-
the Munition plant���in the Shipyard--in the Mine.
Do You Know���
that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs
means that the World'* reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that ��� world-wide famine can only be
averted by increasing this supply t
Do You Know���
that a "food famine" would be a won*
disaster to the Empire and her Allies that,
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help thwart Germany's desperate submarine thrust on the high sea*.
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.
that no man can say that he has fully don*
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
Canada to Britain
India A Argentina to Britain
Australia to Britain ���mbkbh
11500 Milk*
"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 stUl more."
Martin s^untO���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write-
Farmers All too Ignorant of the Many
Advantages of Act
While the "Land Settlement
and Development Act", passed
in the last session of the provincial legislature, has been reviewed before by The Miner, we
think it not untimely in these
days of increased demand for
increased production to recapitulate the terms of the act with
the view towards making the
act and its benefits more widely
known among the farmers and
settlers of Northern B.C.
We received recently a small
pamphlet containing much valua-
able information concerning the
act, which we intend to reproduce
in several succeeding issues of
The Miner, in the hope that the
farmers of this country will be
able to obtain the vastly important knowledge contained therein and apply it for their own
benefit. The following introduces
the booklet:
"The 'Land Settlement and
Development Act," which passed its third reading in the Legislature of British Columbia on the
17th day of May,and was brought
into operation on the 16th day of
July, 1917, by proclamation of
His Honor, the Lieutenant-Gov-
nor, is now being administered
by a corporate body known as
the 'Land Settlement Board', to
which should be addressed all
communications relative to subjects coming under the provi-
sians of the Act.
"The primary objects of the
Board are to 'promote increased
agricultural production,'by creating conditions which will facilitate the profitable occupation
of the agricultural lands of the
"The members of the board
are fully cognizant of the magni
tude of the task before them,and
that the difficulties to be overcome
require steady and persistent
prosecution of the work, coupled
with the utmost caution and the
application of sound business
principles to ��.11 the enterprises
"With the object of conferring
substantial and permanent benefits on all classes, through the
practical and systematic development of the agricultural resources of the province, the Board
anticipates the patient and sympathetic co-operation of all who
desire to contribute to the prosperity of British Columbia."
Next week The Miner will reproduce the clauses dealing with
the powers of the Land Settlement Board.
No Change in Copper
Belief that no change will be
made in the price of copper for
several months at least is gaining
ground says a New York despatch. This seems to be especially true since the recent conference of copper men in New York
with govemmentrepresentatives.
Some of the smaller companies
made a request through representatives for a higher quotation
by the government, but this was
not well received, it is learned,
and, although there was nothing
definite at the meeting to base
an opinion on.it is the belief that
the 23Jc price will be continued.
Canada and Nickel
It was pointed out at the first
annual meeting of the commission
of conservation in 1910 that although Canada possessed the
richest portion of the world's
supply of nickel, we were deriving only a comparatively small
amount of benefit from it. The
most expensive portion of the
work of recovering nickel from
the raw ore was done in other
countries. This anomaly is now
in course of being remedied. As
the result of constant agitation
and discussion we are likely to
see by far the greater part of
the work done in Canada.
The British-American Nickel
Corporation has under construction near Sudbury a new electrically-operated smelting refinery
which will have a capacity of
2500 tons of ore daily and a
nickel production of 20,000,000
pounds per annum.
The International Nickel Co. is
constructing a new refinery at
Port Colbourne at a cost of $4,-
000,000. The initial capacity will
be 15,000,000 pounds of nickel
per annum, but it can be expanded in a few years to produce
60,000,000 pounds. The new
plant, according to the company,
will be able to supply the needs
of the whole British Empire.
In Large Workable Deposits���So Says
U. S. Geological Survey
PLATINUM RARELY FOUND | appears to have been more placer
mining during the latter part of
1915 than for some time, owing
to the high price of platinum.
The Canada department of mines
gives an output of twenty ounces
ofplatinuu for 1915, but it is
believed that part of the territorial output finds its way into
the hands of American refiners
and that the production was larger; in fact it is believed that approximately 100 ounces of crude
platinum from this district was
Saves Many Lives
Improved therapeutic and surgical methods have been responsible for the saving of thousands
of lives of wounded soldiers in
the present war. In English
newspapers mention was made
recently of the use of electrically
heated beds for men so desperately wounded that they were on
the verge of death. In many
cases the men have been revived
by the use of these beds, which
are heated by electric elements
woven into the mattresses and
36 to 68 per
cent more
20 to 25 miles to a gallon of
gasoline is a frequent occurrence with the Ford car. One
man (name on request) reports
an average of 33 miles per gallon for 20,000 miles. Surely
this is a record that few, if
any other makes of cars, ever
It demonstrates the economy
of owning and driving a Ford.
You can average 1000 miles
more travel on Ford-size tires.
The saving on oil and repairs is proportionately large.   The
name "Ford" stands for lowest cost and greatest service.
One gallon of gasoline
has done it
What Germany is After
A point which has been too
little dwelt upon in discussions
of the war was brought out
strongly by President Wilson
that this is not merely a war for
political power, but a struggle
between opposing industrial systems and ambitions. It was not
alone for the purpose of dominating the politics of the world
that Germany dealt this blow; it
was even more for the purpose
of of dominating and controlling
the industry of the world���of
making the industry of all other
nations subject to that of Germany, dependent on conditions
prevailing in Germany, of compelling all other industry to pay
tribute to Germany. This was
the great economic purpose to be
achieved by political world-domination. It was the German idea
of an economic place in the sun.
It was the stake by which the
war might be made economically
worth (to Germany) even its
enormous cost. It is what must
inevitably result from German
military success.
���Buffalo Express.
In its industrial news the New
York Mining Journal said recently: "After the most careful survey that has ever been made of
existing and possible sources of
platinum, the geologists of the
U.S. geological survey are convinced that there is no domestic
occurrence of the metal justifying a large mining operation."
The Colonist makes the following comment: "While it does
not necessarily follow that this
conclusion also applies to British
Columbia, it is well to keep it in
mind that it has been arrived at,
since every now and again the
claim is made that platinum has
been found to occur in this province and that it is going to be
mined, ..nd sometimes suggestions are made of great things
that will result, without, as yet,
anything more than disappointment having been the outcome.
"It is quite true that platinum
occurs with placer gold in gravels
in different parts of this province,
so also is it found in California,
yet the U.S. geological survey
has decided that it does not occur even in that state in sufficient
quantity to justify 'a large mining operation.' "
There was recently distributed
by the U.S. geological survey a
publication on the "Mineral Resources of the United States,"
which, among other information,
deals with platinum. This metal
has been found in small quantities in Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and
Wyoming, but the deposits are
more or less scattered. Under
the sub-head, "Platinum in For
eign Countries," the report says
of British Columbia:
"In the Tulameen district there
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caused by criminal carelessness
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