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Omisiee
VOL VII, NO. 44
HAZELTON, B. C. SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1918
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
Items From the Bulkley Valley
What is Happening In Smithers and Telkwa
NEWS OF THE
WEEK FROM
SMITHERS
(Special to The Miner)
Rev. Dr. McKie left Smithers
on Tuesday morning for the
coast, taking with him the best
wishes of a host of friends, to
whom he endeared himself during his brief stay in Smithers.
A. L. Carruthers and T. T.
Dunlop motored to Hazelton on
Wednesday.
D. F. McKinnon, who has been
working on the bridge at Hazelton, returned to Smithers on
Wednesday.
Miss E. E. Middleton left last
Sunday morning for Vancouver,
where she will spend the summer
holidays.
Mrs. Kane and daughter, Margaret, who have been the guests
of Mrs. J. S. Kennedy, left on
Friday morning for Everett,
Wash.
Miss Mabel Edgar returned to
Smithers on Tuesday morning,
after a week's visit with friends
at Prince George.
H. H. Doodson, F. Dawson and
Walter Noel spent the weekend
Hazelton.
Several entrance class pupils
from Telkwa are taking the final
examination in Smithers. under
Rev. W. S. A. Larter.
Miss Underhill left Smithers
on Wednesday evening for her
home in Winnipeg.
Alex. S. Millar and family have
taken a cottage at Lake Kathlyn,
where they will spend the next
few weeks.
The Barker girls are spending
a part of their summer holidays
THE WEEK'S
HAPPENINGS
AT TELKWA
(Special to The Miner)
Billy George, an old employee
of Broughton & McNeil, is back
on the job.
Commencing on Tuesday next,
July 2, the stores in Telkwa are
closing at 6 p.m. every day, Saturday excepted, when the closing
hour will be 1 p.m., as usual.
Scotty McRae is on a cattle-
buying trip to Cheslatta Lake.
Jack McNeil has just returned
from a pleasure trip to Prince
Rupert.
Mrs. W. Mitchell is spending a
short holiday at South Bulkley.
Billy is looking for an answer to
the question, "What is home
without a wife?"
A little daughter was born to
Mr. and Mrs. Fairbairn at the
Hazelton Hospital on Thursday.
Mrs.E. Hoops and daughter are
spending the week as guests of
Mrs. J. Bourgon at her ranch.
ALL READY FOR
GRAND EVENT
at Round Lake as the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Williams.
Several carloads of Telkwa
people came down on Friday night
to take in'the lecture and dance
given under the auspices of tlie
local Red Cross, which was a decided success. The sweater-coat
which was raffled was won by
Mrs. L. B. Warner.
Mr. and Mrs. F. G. Heal and
daughter were visitors from Telkwa on Wednesday.
J. C. K. Sealy and his foreman,
W. Kirten.were in town on Tuesday, to take delivery of a Ford
tractor, which arrived in Smithers recently.
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The
Kispiox Valley
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Happenings in and about
thb Coming Center of
Agriculture
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(Special to The Miner)
H. H. Jackson, who has been
employed at Swanson's Bay for
the last two years, has returned
tohis ranch.
Crops are lookingexceptionally
good in the Valley this year.
Registration day was a busy
one in Kispiox.
P. H. Sheehan spent Wednesday and Thursday in Hazelton.
To Visit Groundhog
It is announced that at the
present time there are two representatives of the Imperial Munitions Board in Vancouver, and
that by August they will make a
trip to the coalfields in the
Groundhog region, situated near
the headwaters of the Skeena
River.
James McCulley has gone into
Manson Creek on a prospecting
trip.
John Love was up the Valley
on Saturday.
Mrs.   Louis Mero is   visiting
Mrs. Fred Janze.
$2    The Miner, $2 a year.     $2
Preparations AU Completed for'Big
Dominion Day Picnic in
Hospital Park
Arrangements are now completed for the monster Dominion
Day picnic in the Hospital Recreation Park on Monday next.
During the week preparations
have been going forward for
what will be the most successful
picnic ever held in the beautiful
surroundings of the park. The
sports committee has been very
active and has drawn up a lengthy program of races and other
sports.for which handsome prizes
will be given. Among the races
will be twelve for boys and girls
between the ages of 3 and 14.
There will also be a number of
ladies' races and several for men.
Besides the foot races will be
other special races, as follows .
Boys' Pop. Race.
Girls' Needle Race.
Boys' Sack Race.
Ladies' Relay Race.
Human Wheelbarrow Race.
Ladies' Naildriving Contest
Bolster Fight.
Pony Race.
Horse Race, open.
The   sideshows  will  be extra
good this year, and will include
a rifle range, a "Hit-the-Kaiser"
and ochers.
During the past few days the
refreshment booths have been
bui't and tents erected. Ice
cream, etc., there will be in abundance, and will be dispensed
by a numerous staff. The grand
dance, which will conclude the
day, will be held in Assembly
H..11, and the arrangements for
it are in the capable hands of H.
A. Duhamel, who has been able
to procure a three-piece orchestra consisting of Mrs. Chappell
(piano), H.\ Doodson (cornet),
and Mr. Pearl (violin).
Many people from outside
points, it is expected, will be in
attendanec. The district locally
will turn out en masse. Don't
forget, Monday, Hospital Park,
2:30 p.m.      .   .
News of Town and Round About
Local News and Personal Movements in Hazelton
R. S. Sargent left for Prince
Rupert yesterday.
W. G. Mennie "came'in from
Babine this week, accompanied
by Mrs. Mennie.
Henry Bretzins left on Friday
for the Babine country, where he
will engage in a season's prospecting.
Mrs. E. R. Cox and children,
of Prince Rupert, arrived in Hazelton last evening, and will remain here for several weeks..
Bairnsfather II.
Another Bairnsfather has appeared in the ranks of war artists. This time he hails from
Hazelton, B. C, and his name is
R. d'Egville. For true-to-life
sketches of the trenches the
original Bairnsfather runs a poor
second to aforesaid d'Egville.
Lieut d'Egville, who as Hazelton
people know, is a cartoonist of no
mean ability, is now drawing
checks from the London Bystander and reciprocates by drawing
for that enterprising periodical
regular and original sketches of
I J. D. McDougall has received
from his son Percy, a handsome
programme of a revue produced
and played at the ,f.ront by the
Fourth Canadian Division, entitled "Camouflage."
Mrs. Jas. MacKay left on Monday for Calgary, where she will
spend a short time visiting relatives.
Mrs. R. E. Allen and children
came up from Prince Rupert on
last night's train to visit old
friends in Hazelton.
Tom Forrest left on Monday
evening's train for Telkwa, to do
assessment work on the claims
on Dome mountain owned jointly
by himself and R. E. Loring.
Mrs. R. J. Rock returned on
Wednesday from a lengthy stay
in the south. She was accompanied by Miss Gladys Wiseman,
a student of the University of
Washington, who will spend the
summer vacation with her sister,
Mrs. G. G. Rock.
Drowning Fatality
A drowning fatality, in which
three Irjdiahs lost their lives, occurred near Glen Vowell on Wednesday. It appears that John
Quoimque, a young native, was
paddling Jacob Kwilangand wife
across to Glen Vowell from the
opposite side of the Skeena, when
One of the two dogs on board attempted to jump into the river.
Kwilang in dragging.the dog into
the boat.overbalanced backwards
and upset the canoe, precipitating the occupants into the river.
The three, however, managed to
cling to the overturned craft and
were swept rapidly downstream
before help could arrive. One by
one, as the chilly waters of the
snow-fed Skeena took effect, the
unfortunate victims released their
hold and disappeared. The canoe
has been recovered near Hazelton. Kwilang. .who had been
working at the Silver Standard
mine, was Quoimque's father-in-
law,the young wife of Quoimque
thus being left, with four young
Children, to mourn the loss of her
husband, father and mother.
Methodist Church
Tomorrow, June 30,  Rev.   R.
C. Scott will preach at 7:30 p. m.
on the subject: "A National Day
of Prayer���Its Meaning and Purpose."
Special music.
All are cordially invited.
life at the front. In a copy of
the Bystander received by F. B.
Chettleburgh appears "The Staff
Moves In," and we can say that
"Rd'E" as the sketch is signed,
has lost none of his skill since
leaving for France and points
north. Lieut. d'Egville is now
cipher officer to the "brass hats"
at staff headquarters.
Hazelton Registrations
Individuals to the number of
222 were registered in Hazelton
under the government registration plan during last week. Asa
considerable portion of these had
taken the opportunity to register
before the 22nd, the work of
Deputy Grant and his assistants
was not heavy on that day. Of
the total for Hazelton 164 were
males and 58 females, exclusive
of Indians, who have registered
before R. E. Loring to the number of 146. Those registering
before Deputy Registrar Wrinch
at Hazelton Hospital numbered
28.
Those who for sickness and
other reasons were prevented
from registering on June 22 are
now enabled to register at the
postoffice within sixty days of
Saturday last, but as only one or
two have registered there so far,
it believed that practically everyone in this vicinity has fulfilled
his or her obligations under the
registration order.
Entrance Exams.
High school entrance examinations were held this week in the
schoolhouse, Hazelton, those sitting being Grace McDougall, Ral-
phena Wrinch, and Philip Hoskins. Miss Mutch, of New
Hazelton, was presiding examiner.
Public school has closed for the
summer vacation.
A New Market
A new market for local produce has been opened up in Prince
| Rupert. Nearly 500 lbs. of rhubarb from local gardens was despatched to the coast city from
Hazelton this week by R. S. Sargent, Ltd, THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 29, 1918
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,
$1.60 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cents per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday. June 29, 1918.
THE AUSTRIAN DEBACLE.
After making such a great attempt to continue the gains that
she made against Italy last fall
by launching an offensive two
weeks ago, Austria now finds
herself in the sorry plight of being forced to retreat, losing all
she had gained in the initial
blow last week and being compelled to cede a portion of the
territory she had captured in her
campaign of last year. The reason for such a collapse is not immediately discernable to the layman, although it must reveal in
a measure the true inward state
of the Austrian empire. If it
had not been for Germany, who
had too much to lose by such a
step, Austria would have sued
for peace long ago, but, bolstered up by German money and material, Austria has been able to
continue to fight. Now that
Germany is attempting to force
a decision on the western front,
Austria perforce had to play a
lone hand in embarking on her
latest drive to force Italy out of
the war, and has shown her inability to conduct a successful
campaign without aid from her
ally. The Italians have always
held the initiative, now they hold
the offensive, and under the
strategical genius of Generalissimo Foch, may transform the
Austrian defeat into a disaster.
Instead of forcing Italy out of
the war, it is Austria who will he
the one to ask for peace terms,
either from her defeat or as the
result of revolution among her
war-weary people.
Don't Waste Food
The order-in-council against
waste, making it an offence subject to heavy penalties, would
apply if food were wasted in any
of the following ways:
1. If food fit for human use is
wilfully or negligently damaged
or thrown away.
2. If the person having control
of food omits to take any precaution which should reasonably
be taken for its preservation.
3. If anyone procures for any
purpose a greater quantity than
is reasonably required and any
part becomes unfit for human
food.
4. If the person who has the
disposal of food unreasonably
retains it until it goes bad.
The penalties are a fine of not
less than $100 or more than $1000,
or imprisonment for up to three
months or both fine and imprisonment. In the case of dealers,
waste may also result in cancellation of the Canada Food Board
license. It is up to every individual citizen lo see that these
regulations are enforced.
FARM LANDS
OREGON & CALIFORNIA RAILROAD CO. GRANT LANDS. Title to
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 Million 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
Hollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at R. S. Sargent's.
MAIL CONTRACT.
WHERE THE WEST HELPS.
A carload of sphagnum  moss,
which grows in abundance along
the coast about Prince Rupert, is
being gathered by the people of
that city to be sent to the front,
for use in field dressing stations.
This moss is invaluable for dressing  wounds and is considered to
be superior to absorbent cotton
in that respect.     The people of
Prince  Rupert,   like   all   other
westerners,   since the beginning
of the war have been doing their
"bit" in supporting all the war
funds that came along and in
food conservation.     Now   they
find themselves in a position to
do still further service by directly assisting in  saving the lives
of our wounded soldiers through
the medium of spagnum  moss.
We wish them every success in
their   patriotic   endeavors���and
more power to their elbows.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until Noon, on
Friday, the 19th July, 1918, for the
conveyance of His Majesty's Mails, on
a proposed Contract for four years,
fortnightly each way, between
HAZELTON AND KISPIOX
from the lst October next.
Printed notices containing further
information as to conditions ot proposed
Contract may be seen and blank forms
of Tender may be obtained at the Post
Offices of Hazelton, Kispiox and New
Hazelton,and at the office of the undersigned.
E. H. FLETCHER,
P. O. Inspector.
Post Office inspector's Office,
Victoria, B. C, 31st May, 1918.
4243mo45
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
CONTACT, SUNSHINE, SUMMIT,
RENO, VALLEY VIEW, GRANITE,
QUARTZXTE, DOMINION FRACTION MINERAL CLAIMS, situate in
the Omineca Mining Division of Cassiar
District.
Where located:���On Rocher de Boule
Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C, acting as agent for James Dean,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 7931C,
and James Gilmore, Free Miner's Certificate No. I095C, intends, 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 18th day of March, A. D.
1918.       30-38 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 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.
H. F. MACLEOD,
14-18 District Registrar.
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MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
QUEENA MINERAL CLAIM, situ-
uate in tho Omineca Mining Division of
Caisiar District.
Where located:���On the southwestern
shore of Babine Lake, and near Silver
Island.
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 Grantof the above
claim.
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
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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 $1 an,
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the 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 subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
Btaked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of 355, which will he refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not Otherwise. A royalty Bhall he paid on the merchantable
cutput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
Tho person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full Quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royulty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lea.se 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.
W. W. CORY,
Commercial Printing at
THE MINFR OFFICE
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
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 humanitatian
organization.
Honorary Presidents:  Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell, Wm. Grant
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'AID & EMPLOYMENT
COMMITTEE
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*
ALL CAN SERVE! THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY. JUNE 29, 1918
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What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
Damage to the extent of $75,-
000 was caused by fire to the
machinery of the Canadian Klondike Milling Co. at Bear Creek,
Yukon.
The U. S. has advanced to Belgium a further credit of $2.250,-
000, making Belgium's total to
date $122,800,000. Aggregate
credits to the Allies now amount
to $5,972,590,000.
Draftees to the number of
800,000 were chosen by lottery
yesterday in the U.S. to come
forward for military service.
The value of fish landed in
Canada during May was $2,238,
926, an increase of $77,055 over
May, 1917.
The Emperor of Japan was
presented with a British Field
Marshal's baton by Prince Arthur of Connaught on Wednesday.
Five persons were killed and
twenty injured in a tornado
which swept the Green City district of Missouri on Wednesday.
The concussion resulting from
the explosion of 400 cases of dynamite on Monday in Montreal
was felt for miles around. There
were no casualties.
Czecho-Slovaks in the Italian
army threaten regrisals on Austrians taken prisoners, in retaliation for the murder of a number
of their comrades by the enemy
recently.
C P.R. machinists in Winnipeg
threaten to tie up the railroad
by striking.
Owing to the reduction in the
bread ration, 20,000 workers in
German cities along the Rhine
are on strike.
The U. S. senate passed an appropriation bill for $2,500,000,000
on Monday.
Alberta high schools may not
reopen until October, in order
that the pupils may help with
the crops.
The province of Manitoba has
raised $1,313,091 in a great Red
Cross drive.
According to the admiralty,
21 German destroyers and numerous submarines are bottled
up in the blockaded port of Zeebrugge.
Ship deliveries in the U.S. for
1918 aggregate924,200 tons. Five
vessels were delivered during
last week with a total tonnage of
37,830.
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RAILWAY and STEAMSHIP LINES. j
Steamers   sailing between   Seattle, Victoria, 3
Vancouver,    Ocean   Falls,     Swanson     Bay, S
Prince Rupert, Anyox, Ketchikan, Wrangell, =
Juneau, Skagway. =
Leave Prince Rupert:   For Swanson Bay,   Van- =
S    couver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Monday. 5
g     For Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Saturday. O
5     For Anyox 12:00 noon every Friday. 5
2     For Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 Noon every Wednesday 3
=     For Naden Harbor and  Masset Inlet points 10 a.m. July 3rd,12th,24th, 5
%        August 2nd, 14th, 23rd, Ssptember 4th, 13th, 25th, October 4th. 5
m     For Skidegate, Queen  Charlotte City, Sandspit,  Gumshewa, Pacofi, M
��        Atli Inlet, Lockeport, Jedway, Ikeda, P. M. July 6th, 15th,27th,Aug- =
=        ust 5th, 17th, 26th, September 7th, 16th, 28th, October 7th. h
~    Arrive Prince Rupert from the South 8:00 a.m. every  Wednesday g
s      and 9:00 a.m. every Friday. =
9     Passenger trains leave  Hazelton   Eastbound at 7:10  P. M.   Monday, 9
=     Wednesday, Friday.   Westbound 8:40 A. M. Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. =
��     For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to =
=      G. A. McNichoIl.Asst. Gen. Freight and Pnasenger Aifent.Prince Rupert,  B.C. =
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The Omineca Miner
The best medium for Home and Out-of-Town
Advertisers*      We carry the News*
Job Printing of the Highest Quality.
THE LEADING HOTEL IN NORTHERN B. C.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
EUROPEAN PLAN
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
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
BUY AT HOME
Get your letterheads printed at
^THE MINER OFFICE
"Printing of Merit"
ISSUES
TICKETS
Hazelton Hospital
for any period from one month upward at SI per
mnnlh in advance. Thin rate Includes office consultations and mediciiu'S, as well aa all costa while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Drug Store; in Aldermere
from If r. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Honpltal.
James G* Powell
Provincial Assayer.     Analytical
Chemist.
New Hazelton, B.C.
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.
(t) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Stalf appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
Force.
(h) Army Post Office, London
England.
For the first six months of of
1918 exports of lumber from B.
ft totalled 24,806,297 feet, this
being an increase of 6,722,675
over the whole year of 1917.
It is estimated that 120,000 persons registered in the three Vancouver ridings.
The first steamer of the year
reached Nome, Alaska, this week,
where the ice break-up is later
than usual.
Fifteen hundred persons.most-
ly foreigners, are homeless as
the resuit of a $1,500,000 fire
which destroyed the greater part
of Cle-Elum, Wash.
$2      The Miner $2 a year.      $2
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| JUST ARRIVED-A Large ��
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f Equine Cough Syrup        f
f Liniment, Antiseptic,       |
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I Compound, Colic Relief.     I
Up-to-Date Drug S.ores
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Now   Open  Under  New  Management
Omineca Hotel
HAZELTON, B. C.
Remodelled, Refurnished, Redecorated
Every provision for the comfort
of Ladies and Gentlemen
Writing: and Smoking Lounge With Large  Open
Fireplace
Large Sample Room Well Lighted
PUBLIC NOTICE
Military Service Act, 1917.
Men 19 and 20 Years of Age.
Harvest Leav��s.
leave of Absence on Ground of Extreme Hardship.
Procedure to obtain Leave of Absence.
Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.
It has come to the attention of the Government that there is a widespread
impression that young men of nineteen years, and those who became twenty
since October 13, 1917, as well as those who may become nineteen from time to
time and who have been or will be called upon to register under the Military
Service Act, are to be immediately called to the colours.
This impression is quite incorrect. No date has yet been fixed for calling
upon such men to so report for duty, nor has the question been brought before
the Cabinet for decision. In view of the need of labour on the farm, it is most
unlikely that consideration will be given to the matter until after the harvest is
over, although of course the Government's action must be determined primarily
by the military situation.
There is no further obligation incumbent upon young men of the ages
above mentioned who have registered or who do so hereafter, until they receive
notice from the Registrars. <,
Harvest Leave.
Some enquiries have been received as to the possibility of granting harvest
leave to such troops as may be in the country at that time. No definite assurance can be given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they
become available. On the other hand, harvest leave will bo given if at all
possible.
Leave of Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.
It is desired that Ihe Regulations respecting leave of absence in cases of hardship should be widely known and fully understood. Such leave will be granted
in two cases:��� (a) where extreme hardship arises by reason of the fact that tite
man concerned is either the only son capablo of earning a livelihood, of a father
killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training for
such service, or under treatment after returning from overseas; or the only
remaining of two or more brothers capable of earning a livelihood (the other
brother or brothers having been killed or disabled on service, or being presently
in sendee overseas, or in training for overseas or under treatment after his or
their return from overseas); brothers married before 4th August, 1914, living in
separate establishments and having a child or children not to be counted,
in determining the fact that the man is the "only" remaining son or brother}
(hi where extreme hardship arises by reason of exceptional circumstances such as
the fact that the man concerned is the sole support of a widowed mother, an
invalid father or other helpless dependents.
It is to be noted that in all these cases the governing factor is not hardship,
loss or suffering to the individual concerned, but to others, that is. members of
his family or those depending upon him.
Procedure to obtain leave of absence.
A simple system for dealing with these cases has been adopted. Forms of
application have been supplied to every Depot Battalion and an officer of each
battalion has been detailed whose duty it is to give them immediate attention.
The man concerned should on reporting to his unit state that he desires to apply
for leave of absence on one or more of the grounds mentioned and his application
form will then be filled out and forwarded to Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. In
the meantime, if the case appears meritorious, the man will be given provisional
leave of absence for thirty days so that he- may return home and continue his
civil occupation while his case is being finally disposed of.
Issued by Department of Militia and Defence,
Department of Justice. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 29. 1918
Medical Missionary and Family Have
*    *    * *    *    * **# *    *    * ***
Exciting Experiences in China Journey
AMONG the visitors in Hazelton this week were Dr. C. W.Service
and family, who have been the guests of Dr. and Mrs. Wrinch
at the Hospital. Dr. Service, who with his wife and children, are
spending a lengthy furlough in Canada, arrived recently from
Chengtu, the principal city of Szechwan, China, where Dr. Service
was stationed. Their tiip through China was both arduous and
perilous, as is instanced by the fact that the party had to be carried
in chairs from Chengtu to Suining, a five-day journey, and from
then on had to travel through a robber-infested country along a
river, in small boats. Arriving at Chunking, six days after, they
experienced great difficulty in obtaining a houseboat, as an advancing army had commandeered most of the boats. The party came
through their journey witnout misadventure,however, and reached
Ichang, and from thence proceeded by steamer to Hankow, where
they sailed for Shanghai, and then for Japan and Canada.
Dr. Service spoke briefly last Sunday in the Methodist Church
on his work. He left during the week for Winnipeg and Eastern
Canada.
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HAZELTON, B. C.
Miners' and Prospectors' Supplies
Cook Stoves and Heaters
Farming Machinery
Ogilvie _ Government Standard
"War Flour"
"Do Your Bit���Plant a Garden"
Come and examine our large assortment of Seeds
 We Carry	
A FULL SUPPLY OF GARDEN TOOLS
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of Institutions
to Public
ANNOUNCEMENT.
THE PRINTERS ARE NOW AT WOR�� ON
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Mining, Fishing, Shipbuilding and Public Works, prepared by the various Department!). This section will
cover fully the development in British Columbia.
GAZETTEER, describing over 1900 cities, towns, villages,
and settlements within the province, showing location,
distance from larger points, how reached and by what
lines, synopsis of local resources, population, etc.
ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY of all business and professional men, Farmers, Stock Raisers, Fruit Growers,
etc., in all towns and districts.
CLASSIFIED DIRECTORY of Manufacturers, Retailers,
Producers, Dealers and Consumers, listing all products
from the raw material to the finished article.
INCORPORATED CITIES-A11 gazetteer information in
Directory of the incorporated cities of the Province
will be prepared by either the City Council or the
Board of Trade, thereby official.
TRADE NAMES AND TRADE MARKS-A list of popular
trade names alphabetically. If you want to know the
manufacturer or selling agent of a trade-name article,
look up this section.
ADVERTISING BRITISH COLUMBIA-It is necessary to
continue to advertise British Columbia outside of the
Province, in order that tourists and settlers will continue to come. With this aim in view, a copy of the
directory will be placed in the leading Libraries and
Boards of Trade throughout the Canadian Prairies,
Eastern Canada, the United States and abroad. The
Directory will be used by prospective tourists and set-
lers as an official guide of the Province.
The subscription price of the Directory is $1(1. express paid.
Address your order to
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210-212 Metropolitan Bldg. Vancouver
At the B.C. Hospitals Convention held this week in Vancouver,
Dr. H. C. Wrinch, who attended
from Hazelton Hospital, spoke
briefly before the assembled representatives of nearly all hospitals in this province, stating that
what was needed was the tying
of the public and the hospitals
more closely together. The hospital, he said, was just as much
a public utility as the waterworks
or street car system. The public,
he thought, must be made to realize that it must carry its share
of the burden.
On Wednesday afternoon Dr.
Wrinch read a paper on "Problems of the Hospital in Outlying
Districts."
Dr. Wrinch returned from the
conference last evening, and says
much benefit will be derived from
its deliberations.
LOCAL NEWS
PARAGRAPHS
Items of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
District
James B. Rowley, of the Eureka mine arrived back from
Vancouver on Friday.
D. J. Comeau came up from
his property during the week.
T. McVeigh, of Prince George,
was a visitor in Hazelton this
week.
Miss Wright, of Skeena Crossing, is a holiday visitor in Hazelton.
The big event of the season-
Annual Picnic, Hospital Park,
Monday, 2 p.m.
J. A. Hodgkinson, of the Bulk-
ley Valley Development Association, Smithers, was a visitor this
week. While in town he bought
a Ford car of K. S. Sargent. Ltd.
H. H. Doodson, of Smithers,
was among the week's visitors in
Hazelton.
W. M. Chandler, of Winnipeg,
was among the arrivals during
the week.
Lumon Woods came in from
Babine Hatchery during the
week.
Miss W. Soal arrived back from
North Bulkley on Friday.
While George Beirnes was in
to supper last evening, his team,
which had been tied up to a
handy telephone pole on Omineca
Corner, thought it time to head
for home and relieve George of
the trouble of driving them there.
All went well until another telephone pole wasencountcred, which
the team proceeded to fold in its
loving embrace, resulting in sundry dents to the buggy and divers
damages to the harness.
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at K. S. Sargent's.
Complete Service to Ford
Owners Everywhere
COURTEOUS attention to your needs wherever you may
travel is something you appreciate, and being a Ford
owner you can get it.   You are always "among friends."
There are more than 700 Ford Dealer Service Stations
throughout Canada. These are always within easy reach of
Ford owners���for gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, accessories,
expert advice or motor adjustments.
The cost of Ford Service is aa remarkably low aa the cost
of the car itself. Nineteen of the most called for parts cost
only $5.40. Just compare this with the cost of spare parts
for other, cars and you will realize the advantage of owning
a Ford.
Runabout
���  $575
Touring -
��� $595
Coupe
-  $770
Sedan ��� -
���  $970
Chassis   -
-  $535
THE UNIVERSAL CAR       One-ton Thick $750
F. O. B. FORD, ONT.
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R, S. Sargent, Ltd, Dealers, Hazelton
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
I TVFPY anff ^TAfrF^ We Bre Prepared to supply private
_1YJ_.\1 dilU OLt\\JL.O and public omveyances day and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birdi $6-00 a'cord
Consign  your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Ruddy & MacKay
Address aU communications to Hasslton.
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CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY
Lowes   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. "Sophia" sails from Prince Rupert May 3rd, 14th, 24th. June4th,
15th, 29th. S.S. "Princess Alice" sails for Vancouver June 2, July 6.
S.S. "May" sails  for Vancouver May 5, 12.19, 26, June 2, 9,16,23,30.
VaU' Above sailings are subject to change or cancellation without notice
W. C. Orchard General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert
36 to 68 per
cent more
mileage
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
equalled.
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.   Tha
name "Ford" stands for lowest cost and greatest service.
Ford Motor Car Co.
of Canada, Ltd.
FORD   -_1_s_ ONTARIO
R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
THE UNIVERSAL CAR hazelton. b.c    -    lk��i d_���
One gallon of gasoline
has done it
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