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VOL. V, NO. 39
News   Of   Development   From
Various Properties in Hazelton District
What must be counted one of
the most important developments
in local mining is the discovery
that ore of the Bel la and Victoria,
ajdoining the Hazelton View,and
taken over with the latter group
by the Erskine Smith interests,
carries cobalt in the unusual percentage of 4.40. This was disclosed in the report of Alex.
Sharp, M. E., who has just reported on the property for the
new owners.
The Bella and Victoria were
discovered a year and a half ago,
and were acquired by D. McLeod.
The claims were disposed of last
fall to A. Erskine Smith and associates, at the same time that
the purchasers acquired the Hazelton View group from Harris
Bros., who retain an interest in
the combined properties. The
claims are on the west, or railroad, side of Rocher de Boule
mountain, seven miles by trail
from Hazelton.
The discovery of cobalt in such
quantities is looked upon as without precedent in Western Canada.
In fact Mr. Sharp points out that
this is the first time it has been
discovered to such extent outside
Ontario. The vein is from three
and a half to four feet wide,
and it extends for several thousand feet, accordingtoindications.
Mr. Sharp reports that, in addition to the cobalt, which is valued
at $1.25 a pound, the ore carries
other minerals which will bring
a total yield of $190 per ton.
A company is being formed in
Vancouver, the syndicate which
purchased the claims subscribing
for a large block of stock at par.
Duke Harris expects Mr. Smith
to reach Hazelton in about ten
days, to arrange for development.
In the meantime surveys are being made by Dalby B. Morkill,
To Work on Delta
M. T. Watt, the Edmonton
mining man who is heavily interested in various properties in this
camp, returned yesterday from
the Chbago, where Manager
Cameron is making good progress. The snow is nearly gone,
and surface work which could
not be done during the winter
has been started. Next week
Mr. Watt will start a small crew
on the Delta group, recently acquired by himself and associates.
There is a good deal of surface
work to be done before development can be commenced. '
Big Vein at Owen Lake
Alex. Bonthrone.of Vancouver,
went up to Owen Lake on Thursday to inspect the group of claims
at present operated by Harris
Bros. Al. Harris, in his latest
report, says the miners have opened up seven feet of mixed ore,
carrying copper, silver, lead and
zinc. There is a series of four
veins, running parallel, in a porphyry dike. Mining men who
have seen the property think
highly of its chances.
London:     The German claims'Douamont, the  Germans  hurled Iconfer with the Biitish ministers.
of  a  three-mile  gain   at Mort; their legions once more against i    In the Arsa valley the Austrian
Homme are contradicted  by  the | the  ruins  of the fort, and by a and Italian  armies are  fighting
Paris communique, which states, lavish expenditure of life,   sue-'on the frontier.     Between  this
that the French troops are hold-! ceeded in partially recovering the; point and  the Astico river the
ing the enemy  in  the   Verdun ; ground they had lost. ; Italians   have   withdrawn   and
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region.    France is rejoicing over;    On the left bank of the  river concentrated their forces  in  the
the success of her soldiers in re-j the enemy also gained a slight: Arsiero basin.
pulsingthe unprecedented attacks'' advantage.  '	
of the last few days, and the The fighting was furious, the j London: The grand jury yes-
people are confident that the 'Germans launching attack after terda>' returned true bills against
Germans cannot capture the attack against the fort, employ |Sir Roger Casement, leader of
ground for which so many lives!ing two fresh divisions of Bavar- the Sinn Fein revo,t' and Daniel
have been sacrificed. Ihe state-' ians. Several times the assaults: J- Bailey,the former British sold-
ment says the French continue i were put down with heavy losses,jier-wno is neld as nis accomPlice-
to hold the trenches captured by but finally the enemy succeeded j Casement's trial will begin on
them in the  region  of  Haudre-; in re-occupying the point of van- !>illne 2"-
mont.     In the region of Mort tage which they had held since j    Ireland takes little interest in
Homme the German c nnonading the  beginning of the Verdun of- tne tna' ��'        rebels,
is continuous and violent.
London:     The announcement!
Paris: The tide of battle about
Verdun has flowed against the
French during the last twenty-
four hours.      Rallying from the
Military   opinion   here  is hot WM  made  by  Premier Asquith
greatly concerned over the result |today that L|oyd George has un-
of the day's fighting.
Rome:    It  is.stated  on  good
dertaken  negotiations  with the
Irish leaders, with a view to  the
smashing blow which took  from authority  that Premier Salandrai settlement of outstanding diffi-
them the greater part of old Fort; will shortly leave for London  to culties.
IN THIS DISTRICT     Henry Bretzins, who spent the I DEPOT TO OPEN
ThP hot w7,rhpr''nf rhp I..* wtat8r at Lillooet- returned on An important" accession to Ha-
The hot weather of the last; Thursdav. aild to now figuring on zelton.��� business houses and one
week  has  been  responsible  forithe seaaon-s vvork. on the Deben. -'"""*'"    ^
the spread of a large number of j n^e^om,' the 7.7nVisin'>r Babine Whi , * m:"le"ecessa,7. by the
forest fires in  the  Skeena  and I ZlZ, *��.!J Til*, u "!iI*���1"* aclmty ,n �����VS ��| couple of years on the prairies.is
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Miners' licenses expire on Wednesday next.
F. M. Dockrill came down from
Telkwa on Tuesday.
A. E. Player is spending a few
days in Prince Rupert.
J. C. K. Sealy has returned
from his Bulkley Valley ranch.
A. M. Manson was up from
Prince Rupert over the holiday.
George Clothier has returned
from a trip to the Stikine country.
Mrs. Little and Miss Florence
McDougall are visitors in Prince
Miss Rita McDonald, of Prince
Rupert, is visiting Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Kirby.
Mrs. Hamblin returned on Monday from an extended visit to
Prince Rupert.
Assessor Welch is spending a
few days in the Bulkley Valley,
on official business.
P. Schufer, the Hudson Bay
mountain mining man, returned
on Thursday from Vancouver.
Miss Dorcas McDougall, who
has been visiting friends in Prince
Rupert, returned home on Monday.
W. R. Hull and J. J. Hibbard
spent a few days at Skeena Crossing. The former returned yesterday.
J. S. Bagg, the Skeena Crossing mining man, is in town this
week, preparing for the summer
J. A. Hod der, who has returned
to the district  after spending a
Bulkley   valleys    and   the  fire- iST*? "^  ^ A*" B��'d t0! depot for mining supplies, which jr";;;:^-
du Kiey   vaieys,   and   I���  lire- T. h. Rea and associates. will he nnnned hv 1   F Matriilre ' S
fighters of the forest branch have     ��� ,, D        . , W1" De opene�� ,Dy J< f ��� ftl��gmie,
George   McBean   has  gone to who arrived this week from Van-
been busy night and day.   So far
A working meeting of the Red
Vancouver,   to arrange   for   the'eouver and will locate here.     He!Cross will be held in St Andrew's
as can be learned today, no great , fc  on     , represents Geo.  Cradock & Co., [Hall on Wednesday evening.   A
damage has been done  although I ��-��jm   - "j^ -rf~-- " ���  wire rope manufacturers: Langlev I are invited to attend.
roads have been blocked in places i n������n���,.r.,   :���   ���nnimii..,i   i,,.   ,i���, & HflSlett, Ltd., mining tnachin-
anda small bridge is reported gKTlniereff^. feet ery and supplies, and other well-    Mrs H. N Boss and children
burned   on   the  Canyon  Creek- will   return   to Hazelton later in  known concerns, and will carry a; arrived from Ierrace on Monday.
Telkwa road. The telegraph j the season
service has,been interrupted for
several days, but strenuous efforts on the part of the linemen
have resulted in the repair of
the lines.and messages are again
going   through,   although  press
full assortment of samples.
to join Mr. Ross, who is now ac-
Paddy Creagh is down from the Harris Mines Shaft Icountant for  R- Cunningham &
Brian Boru.      It is proposed  to     rt   ..     . 0     .,    u     I Son, Ltd.
build a new trail from the  prop-   . ��".the American Boy the Har-i      '
erty to the Rocher de Boule wag- T Mines continues work  in  the     M. R. Jamieson, who had been
on road, to allow of the shipment shaft, which has now reached  a at Prince George for some time,
despatches are as yet of the most
meager description.
Miners Want Road
Representatives of the principal
mining properties on Rocher de.
Boule mountain had a conference
with Road Superintendent Carr
at Skeena Crossing on Tuesday,
to discuss the request of the
mining men for a better grade
on the wagon road above the
switchback. The miners, in presenting their case, estimated the
cost at $5,000. They were informed that the matter would
receive the consideration of the
of ore. '  It is reported the BrimffiSf ,2���, ft* J6"^
Boru  has  a  large  body  of ore
300-foot level is reached, a drift
carrying 65 per cent zinc. I*"1 b,e run to tap the ore shoot
n  t   i.t u.     a., i    �� a      .   .'defined   on   the   165-foot   level,
��� ?i.LWl.tt,*w^J8ui?te/e.8tted where a body Of ore 90 feet in
in the syndicate which is taking:,      th and   from u inches t0 2J
over the Delta and other proper- f   t  jn   wjdth   was  developed# ,,,,,���,
ties, arrived from Edmonton on; g|xt er cent 0r tnjg ore jg of accompanied by W. H. Burken.
Tuesday accompanied by D.P. shipping grade, the remainder! who intends to spend a few
McKercher. J ney are visiting nejng. concentrating ore. Five i weeks prospecting in that neigh-
the Chicago today      It is their        ��� were shi     d fpom th   165. | *
intention to spend the Bummer foot ,eve,( Mnfag excellent re '
has returned to Skeena Crossing,
where he is engaged in the mining business.
When R.  H.   Gerow left for
Burns Lake on Monday he was
j turns.
Hazelton Lost Ball Game      (        Another Deal Reported
There was a good crowd in at-j    lt ,g reported today that the
tendance at the Empire day cele- Helen   group,   comprising   five
bration at New Hazelton.     The
principal feature was a baseball
copper claims, and located on
Skeena mountain,has been bond
ed to Chas. F. Law,  representa-
Lumon Wood came in from
Babine Hatchery this week, and
will leave in a day or two for his
Hudson Bay mountain mining
property, where he expects to
spend a month.
R. S. Sargent went to Prince
department.     P. M. Dockrill at- S^^w^fc?^n^Newj~;^rdRhonnda, and W.R. !Rupert on Tuesday and returned
tended the meeting.
Born���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Tuesday, May 23, a son to Mr.
and Mrs. F. M. Dockrill.
Hazelton. The home team won
a rather scrubby exhibition by
13-12. Both teams showed lack
of practice. The day's proceeds
went to the Red Cross.
Gibbs. This property,which has
attracted a good deal of notice,
owing to its surface showings,
was owned by B. R. Jones and
M. R. Jamieson.
on Thursday, accompanied by
Mrs. Sargent and the children,
who have been visiting friends
in the coast citv. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MAY 27. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions. Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING   RATES:     Display,   $2.60   per  inch per month;   Reading
Notices. 20 cents per line for each insertion.
Gazette rates.
Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Vol. V.
Saturday, May 27, 1916.
No. 39
The Market For Horses
Since the outbreak of the war,
the British Remount Commission
has purchased in Canada 15,000
horses. 8,000 have been bought
by French contractors and 25,000
by the Canadian Department of
Militia. The Department of Militia is now engaged in buying an
additional thousand head. The
British Remount Commission has
purchased over 700 since March
and is buying daily in Montreal.
French contractors are anxious
to obtain supplies and are arranging to buy all that are available
both in the East and in the West.
It is understood that as a  result
There seems to be little doubt concerning the outcome of the
prohibition plebiscite, even the liquor interests tacitly admitting
that a majority of the electors of the province will favor the!of purchases already made, army
proposed legislation. The bill, as introduced in the house, makes | buyers are finding it increasingly
it clear that the government intends to enforce the law if it is
approved by the people, and the prohibitionists are much pleased
with the measure,although it extends the life of licenses six months
beyond the time first proposed.
A feature of this Bowser prohibition bill which sets it apart
from the other prohibition measures of the Dominion is that there
are strict penalties for infractions. Anyone keeping liquor for sale
contrary to the provisions of the bill will receive from six to twelve
months' imprisonment. It is said there will be no option of a fine.
In the case of a corporation the fine is set at one thousand dollars.
In cases where the provincial police take action and obtain convictions, the fines for all infractions go to the province. But municipal
police are also vested with authority under the act and where they
successfully prosecute, the fines go to the municipalities or cities
concerned. Thus the municipal districts and cities share with the
province the responsibility of enforcing the legislation.
The bill allows private persons to have liquor on their promises
for their own consumption. No limit is set as to quantity, but the
liquor of course must be imported.
The vending of liquor will come under the attorney-general's
department.     Vendors may  be  appointed  in  some  places,   but
generally speaking the provincial police will attend to the work.
The police will sell to the druggists and the latter may in turn
fill doctors' prescriptions.     Sale  by  official vendors is allowed for
mechanical or scientific purposes not exceeding ten gallons at one
time, sales to druggists not exceeding five gallons, to physicians up
to two quarts, to dentists for stimulants to one pint, to veterinary
surgeons to one gallon, to hospitals in  such amounts  as deemed
proper by the superintendent of  provincial   police.      Sa'e  will   be
allowed  to ministers for sacramental wine and to other persons on
physician's prescriptions.
There will be no profit for the provincial department.  All sales
except those on prescription will be at cost.
Clergy  and  others  buying from the official vendor must have
sworn affidavits that the liquor will   be  used for  the  purpose  for
which it is being purchased.
Every official vendor,druggist and physician must keep records
showing the disposition of the  liquor.     These   will   be for the
inspection of the department.
Except for the provisions regarding sales already outlined and
for sales of liquor under judiciary process and the export sales  of
breweries, etc., licensed by the Dominion, all sales of liquor within
the province are prohibited.     With   like exceptions, all giving and
having of liquor is prohibited.    This does not apply to the liquor in
private houses for private use.
The consumption of liquor purchased from any person other
than the official vendor or by prescription, etc., is prohibited.
The manufacture and sale of vinegar, sweet cider,unfermented
fruit juice and denatured alcohol are not interfered with.
The owner of any premises permitting drinking within the
premises or allowing disorderly conduct is deemed guilty of an
offence against the act.
The officers of any club are deemed guilty of an offence if
liquor is consumed on the premises.
The duty of enforcing the act will lie upon both provincial and
municipal police.
Provisions are made to facilitate the proving of offences. The
burden of proving the right to keep or sell will lie upon the defendant. The proof in the case of prescriptions will rest upon the
The giving of colorable prescriptions is deemed an offence.
Police constables are given full authority to search all premises
under suspicion.
Liquor improperly kept may be seized and forfeited. No
appeals in such cases will be allowed to the courts.
Reference to the principal penalties has already been made.
The new bill, if carried at the referendum vote, is to come into
effect on July 1, 1917.
difficult, both in the Canada and
in the United States, to readily
secure the number of horses they
require, particularly of the typej
suitable for heavy cavalry or
heavy artillery.
In  addition   to the purchases
for   army  account,   commercial
activity   from  two distinct quarters has exerted a very  evident!
influence   upon   the   Canadian1
market during the past three orj
four months.     Since  the beginning of the  year,   6,000 horses
reached   Winnipeg   stock  yards
from   Eastern Canada, and 5,917
were shipped  westward, mostly j
to Saskatchewan.      During the
months of January,February and j
March, 1,805 horses were export-j
ed to the United States.     A few
hundred more went  forward  to
the same market in April.     The!
horses exported were good  farm
chunks weighing from  1,300  to
1,500 lbs.  As high as $500 a pair
was  paid for animals possessing j
extra qualities and conformation. |
This new movement in the horse
market is having its effect  upon
prices all over Canada.
Buyers report that the better
classes of drafters and farm
chunks are getting scarce and
hard to buy. The same holds true
of good, big roadsters and saddlers. The noticeable scarcity of
good horses of these descriptions
illustrates the fact that demand
has already overtaken supply and
makes it very evident that all the
really good, sound mares in this
country should be bred this year.
It cannot be too strongly emphasized, however, that they
should be mated with only high
class sires. The number or horses
rejected by army buyers shows
that there is no place for the
unsound horse or the misfit. Such
animals have been, are now, and
always will be a drug on the
market. Breed to the best if
you would have the best. Unsound or malformed mares are
just as bad as unsound stallions.
It is easier to raise a good animal
than a poor one. Manage the
work this spring so that the
best mare on the farm may be
regularly returned to the horse.
Next year, a crop of good.sound,
healthy colts will be as good as a
bank account. Canada is likely
to enter shortly the commercial
export market and that market
will require all that you can produce.
Commercial Printing at
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners,
Lane-seekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
Hazelton, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY   MAY 27, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Silver is quoted at 75j! in New
Ninety-nine ships are being
built in Japan.
The Queen of Sweden is reported seriously ill.
The noted Hungarian general,
Georgi, is dead, at 98.
Trail smelter has received 179,-
659 tons of ore since Jan. 1.
The women of Porto Rica have
been given the right to vote.
Six units of the new zinc plant
at Trail are now in operation.
Conscription for Ireland was
voted down in the house of lords.
A new and speedy cable telegraph system has been invented
Several persons were killed in
a tornado near Birmingham, Ala.
Severe earthquake shocks were
experienced in Greece on Tuesday.
J.J.Hill, the railroad magnate,
is reported seriously ill at St.
The trial of Sir Roger Casement
for high treason has been set for
June 26.
The Liberal government in
Quebec was returned with a large
The sulphuric acid plant ajt Trail
will be in operation within a
H.H. Stevens, M.P., says Vancouver will be a great wheat exporting center.
The Vatican has received information that the food scarcity
in Austria is acute.
The citizens of Liecester, England, have given an aeroplane to
the Canadian Flying Corps.
Okanagan farmers co-operatively shipped 1500 cars of produce
last year, realizing $800,000.
An Italian aviator has broken
all records by carrying a passenger to a height of 20,350 feet.
Patriotic Fund contributions
required from B. C. for 1917 will
be $600,000, or $1.21 per capita.
An exhibition, marking the
centenary of the Argentine, will
be held in Buenos Ayres in July.
Eighty Toronto yachtsmen have
been enrolled for service in the
British  submarine-hunting fleet.
Members of the late Roblin
ministry in Manitoba will be tried
next month on charges of corruption.
Contributions amounting t o
$80,000 were received by the
Irish rebels from the United
Women suffragists are likely to
withdraw their opposition to a
referendum on the suffrage issue
in B. C.
The Prince of Wales, who has
been at the front in Egypt, has
returned to the firing line in
It is understood that in the
general election Premier Bowser
will run in Kamloops, as well as
in Vancouver.
Great Britain has realized $34, -
250,000 already from the sale of
enemy ships and cargoes captured
since the war began.
Most of the officers and men of
General Townshend'ssurrendered
force are still at Kut-el-Amara.
The general and his staff are to
be taken to Constantinople.
The Chinese department of
agriculture is distributing cotton
seed, imported from the United
Linen shoes are fashionable in
Vienna this season, owing to the
confiscation of all leather for
military use.
The Malay states issued a $15,-
000,000 war loan, which was
over-subscribed, mainly by local
Chinese merchants.
The first steel, ocean - going
cargo steamer to be built in B.C.
is to be constructed at North
Vancouver this year.
Many overseas officers have
been nominated as candidates for
the Nova Scotia elections, which
are to be held in June.
A plot was discovered in Constantinople to release Abdul Ham-
id, the deposed Sultan. His
guard has been doubled.
Supporters of Yuan Shi Kai
murdered General Chin Chi Nei,
a prominent leader of the Chinese
revolutionists, in Shanghai.
Kootenay zinc mines showed
an increase of 700 per cent in
production in April as compared
with the same month in 1915.
A Montreal firm has secured
the contract for the reconstruction of the Ottawa parliament
buildings at a cost of $6,000,000.
Advices from the British war
office indicate that a very considerable number of horses for
war service will be required from
Canada this summer.
Prince Rupert has received the
money for $1,600,000 worth of
bonds sold recently in New York,
and the outstanding liabilities of
the city have been met.
A provisional agreement for
the amalgamation of the Cnnard,
Commonwealth and Dominion
steamship lines was announced
in London on Thursday.
To prevent a lockout announced
for June 3 by the employers'
association of Norway, the Norwegian government is considering a bill making arbitration
Parker Williams has been read
out of the Socialist party and his
candidature in Victoria with
drawn because of his activities
on behalf of the Liberals in the
recent by-elections.
Under the provisions of the
new B.C. shipping bill, work has
begun at North Vancouver on
three hulls for auxiliary schooners, to be used in the lumber
trade. The hulls will cost $400-
000, the machinery cost being
In Victoria it is reported that
Hon. W. R. Ross will not be a
candidate in Fernie, but will run
in Prince George, his reason being that the problems with which
his department will have to deal
concern the northern districts
At the Republican convention
next month it is propable that
Roosevelt, Root and Hughes will
be candidates for the presidential
nomination. No other names
appear to be considered seriously.
It was reported in  New  York
yesterday that the Roosevelt and
Root forces were likely to combine in the effort to eliminate
It has been proposed that after
the war the 500,000 surplus women in England be sent to the
overseas dominions. The Germans are considering a proposal
to select from the army a certificated body of polygamists, each
of whom would provided with a
Fire Prevention
Farmers and settlers are reminded that permits are required
for all fires set from the beginning of May, for which application should be made to the local
fire wardens. Campers, sportsmen, and travelers are urged to I i
exercise care in extinguishing.!
camp fires, and the co-operation j t
of all sections of the community I
is desired in order that damage j
to property may be avoided. It 11
is worthy of mention that in 1915! [
305 fires out of a total of 1031*
outbreaks were traced to campers
and travelers; while 267 were
caused by land-clearing operations. Damage by fires to the
timber in 1915 amounted to
$109,000, and other property, viz.:
logging equipment, farm houses
and buildings, etc., $58,000. The
majority of all fires in 1915 were,
as usual, due to human agency,
and were, therefore,preventable.
Particularly this season, when
the Empire is engaged in a vast
and wealth-destroying war on a
scale hitherto unthought of, it is
the duty of every citizen to assist
in preserving our resources from
avoidable destruction.
Why We Should Save and How
Thrift is a national duty, so
that the money thus saved may
be invested with the government.
The more goods we buy at home
and the more we make and send
abroad, the richer the country
Every dollar borrowed abroad
that might be obtained at home
means money going out of the
Women are the main power in
the campaign for thrift. As
leaders of the home they can
best foster economy in food and
Labor released from the manufacture and sale  of  things  that
can be dispensed with is available for other and more useful
The giving of presents on al
trivial occasions is to be discouraged and, when given,they should
be of an inexpensive and useful
Presents and gifts might take
the form of war loan vouchers.
Much money might be saved by
spending less on hobbies.
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp. Police Office, Hazelton
i LEE JACKMAN   :   :   Prop.
f     Dr. BADGERO will be located in
[     Hazelton, beginning May  17,  1916.
j Hudson's Bay Company |
��    Dry-Goods,   Boots   &   Shoes,   Wholesale   Liquors.    =
-We have just received a shipment of-
-Look at these prices:
SCREEN DOORS at $1.50, $1.25 and $1.00
Much work will be done on the
gravel bars of the Tulameeu this
summer. Gold from these bars
was taken in paying quantities in
-Take a look at our-
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAI. mining rightsof the Dominion,
in  Manitoba,   Saskatchewan   and
' Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
j Northwest Territories anil In a portion
j of the   Province of   British   Columbia,
may be leased for a term ot twenty-one
' years  at  an   annual   rental   of  $1   an
acre.     Not  more than 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
; by the applicant in person to the Agent
! or Sub-A^ent of the district in which
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G. A. McNicholl.Amt. Gen. Krc-lKhtand PuaaagB Agrnt. Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY,  MAY 27, 1916
I fourth month today
The Verdun Struggle
Paris: After a period of comparative inactivity on the part of
the German infantry, the enemy
once more hurled large masses of
troops  against the entire French
The Ger-
, mans are hammering at Mort
j Homme, where the most ferocious
I and bloody fighting of the three
| months has taken place. They
iare clinging desperately to the
! trenches wrested from the French
ion the lower slopes of the hill.
The Teutons have hurled sixty
thousand men, backed   by  sixty
line in the Mort Homme region, i,   ���������---������--��� ���
1 batteries of guns ot all  calibers
To the east the Germans penetrated the French first trenches,
but were driven out with loss.
To the west, on the northern
slopes of Mort Homme, the enemy
occupied a portion of the French
advanced trenches, but under
violent artillery fire from French
guns, were compelled to retreat
in disorder. Artillery continues
active in other sectors about Verdun.
In Champagne the French
cleared a German trench by surprise attack. All the occupants
were either killed or captured. A
German gas attack in this region
was repulsed.
British Gain Ground
London: Not only have the
Briiish troops repulsed two fierce
onslaughts by the Germans in the
vicinity of Loos and Weiltje, but
forward on a seven-mile front
from Avocourt wood to the Meuse,
in a desperate effort to seize the
coveted summit of the ridge.
In the course of last night's
fighting, French grenadiers occupied several blockhouses in Avocourt wood. After a severe
struggle,German infantry attacks
west of Mort Homme were repulsed. East of the Meuse there
was heavy fighting at Haudre-
mont, where quarries were captured yesterday by the French.
The enemy attacked these positions, but was repulsed with
heavy losses.
Russians Join British
London: The report that Russian cossacks of the Grand Duke's
command and the Hritish forces
in Mesopotamia have affected a
junction   has   been   confirmee
bitter end. She cannot escape grenades, have advanced on a
retribution by making useless portion of the front west of the
appeals to neutrals for peace. Meuse, and that the Germans,
This is the Entente reply to the who are attacking strongly, cap-
steadily increasing peace talk tured a part of the French trench-
which has reached official circles es north of Haudremont. Both
here from Berlin. Both Presi- statements say there is no ma-
dent Wilson and Secretary Lan- terial change in the situation
sing have been confidentially around Douamont, on the east
notified by the Entente powers bank of the Meuse.
that peace proposals are out of On Italian Front
the quejtion. Rome:     One  hundred cannon
Further French Gains placed on each mile along a front
Paris: On Tuesday the French of twenty miles,according to mil-
made further gains at Fort Doua- itary experts, is the form of ar-
mont, and the Germans now hold tillery concentration which is
only a small angle of the dis- being employed by the Austrians
mantled fort. During the pre- in their offensive against the
ceding night fighting continued Italians,
with  extreme violence on both Turks Retreating
banks of the Meuse. Two Ger-1 London: The Turkish army in
man counter-attacks on Hill 304 Mesopotamia has begun its re-
failed completely. The battle in tirement toward Bagdad.evident-
this sector was especially severe, |y as a resu|t of tne Russ{an forces
the enemy using darning liquid, j having come into touch with
One of our trenches was pene-i General Lake's British army south
trated by the Germans, who were > 0f Kut-el-Amara. This develop-
immediately dislodged by a bril-1 ment, with the Russian menace
liant counter-attack. |jn the northwest, has apparently
In the Verdun region yesterday | decided the Turks to concentrate
the German counter-attacks took'jn the vicinity of Bagdad with  a
on a character of extreme violence! view to its defence,
along our whole front.     On  the | Meat Scarce b Ber,in
left  bank of the Meuse, after a
Lieut. Ponder Promoted
Russell P. Ponder, formerly of
the Hazelton office of the provincial police.has written J.E.Kirby,
stating that he has seen sea service in the navy. Mr. Ponder,
who was one of the first Hazelton men to leave for the war, is
now first lieutenant on H. M. S.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Tread the Footpath
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
Hazelton, B. C.
Kli�����.llll"��� llll ������Mil ���llll���llll-
London:     The Telegraph says
,      .,     .  ....    ,  ��� bombardment with large shells, the authorit, M Jn  Berlin   have
they have recaptured, by a brilliant General Lake's force is nearing| which continued all morning, the Lsue(|  an 01.fJpi. al|owjng   each
Germans  several times launched , pergon ,��� thp ,.jtv ha,f a pmmd
their assaulting masses against,of meat*weekly,  or   the
our positions lo the east and west i
attack, a strategic point on the
crest of the redoubtable. Vimy
ridge, which has been the scene
of much hard fighting during the
last few days.   The possession of
Four thousand German  troops,
are expected in Bagdad in June.
Twelve thousand Austrian  soldiers are already there to assist in
this point means command of the the defence. The Turks are weak
plains of Lens, the British front
no longer being dominated by
the German lines.
With the return of fine weather
aerial combats are again common,
Thirteen occurred yesterday on
the British front. Two enemy
machines were brought down.
Raid By Seaplanes
ening the defence or' Constantinople to send every possible man
with the reinforcements for Asia
Minor. A large force has been
concentrated at Marash, midway
between Adana and Diarbekr.
Other War News
London: The Germans, in a
heavy attack,succeeded in reach-
London: Last night three Ger-|jng the British first line trench on
man seaplanes raided the east |a front of three h'undred yards,
coast. The enemy lost one ma- at the north end of Vimy ridge,
chine. There were few casualties.      Notwithstanding the snow-cap-
Eight German submarines have
been caught recently in British
traps. War insurance rales have
been cut in half.
A Christiania despatch says all
German steamers in Swedish
ports have been instructed to remain till further orders, owing
to the activity of Briiish submarines in the Baltic.
It is reported the Russians have
joined  forces  with  the
troops in Mesopotamia.
ped mountain barrier, the Austrians launched a desperate attack
nn the Italians. The enemy forces
broke against formidable resistance and retired with enormous
An aerial attack nn Cairo is
reported. Two persons were
killed and a number injured.
Briiish submarines continue to
harass German  shipping  in   the
British j Baltic.
In Per      \ Copenhagen report says Ger-
or the same
quantity of fat. This permission
is given pending the issue of
meat cards on June 1. In all
former orders sausage was given
as an additional alternative, but
in the present notice sausages
ceeded in gaining a footing in are nof mentioned. As a matter
one of our trenches to the west. ,of fact there are |]0 sausages t0
An  immediate   counter - attack 0e*ad in Berlin at present.
ot Mort Homme. The first attack was repulsed with sanguinary losses, without the enemy
having reached our lines. A
second attack in the evening suc-
drove the enemy out.
On the right bank, the region
of Haudremont-Douamont was
all day the theater of a murderous struggle. The Germans multiplied their assaults, which were
preceded as usual by powerful
artillery preparations. Despite
these efforts, the positions conquered   by us the preceding day
Government Wants Bonds
London: Reginald McKenna,
chancellor of the exchequer, has
given notice that next Monday
he will move in the house of
commons that an additional two
shillings in the pound of income
tax be charged on the income
from  securities which the treas-
sia the Russians have occupied jman military authorities have
Sakiz and are advancing on the'determined to dismantle all the
village of Van. | church bells, for use in maiuifac-
Considerahle activity is report- jturing ammunition,
ed on the Italian front.
.   , ,      ,,,���,..,.       ; ury is willing to purchase.     The
were held, notably in Fort Dona-! object  of lhi, a,|Jon is to induce
mont.    More than three hundred  holders of such securities, which
prisoners remained in our hands, are mainly American bonds, to
The Russian Advance sell them to the government.
Petrograd:   South of Krevo.on I "
Sunday, we exploded a mine and , Prospectors' Outfits
occupied thecrater. In the region !    The important problem of out-
of Kusocka-Volia we repulsed the fitting,   which   prospectors and
Germans and destroyed their recently-constructed trenches.
miners are now facing, is solved
by R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.,
Lick the Germans First
Capetown: General Botha,the
premier.speaking in the house of
assembly, said, "This is not the
time to worry over the fiscal
question. We should first devote
our attention to giving the Germans a sound hiding."
Germany's Food Question
Copenhagen:     There is  great
Washington Notes
Washington: The stale department has been advised that a new
note from   Carranza is expected
President Wilson is considering
the army reorganization bill
passed by congress last week.
He intends to sign the measure
in a few days, it is stated.
A Scotland Yard officer arrived
unrest in Germany over the food I today to take back to England
question, which caused the vice-'Ignatius Lincoln, the self-con-
chancellor and minister of agri- fessed spy, who was formerly a
culture to  be relieved  of their|memberoftheBritishparliament.
On the Stripa, enemy artillery , w��o carry at their Hazelton store
bombarded our positions with" everything required in the hills,
shrapnel, in which splinters of j Aluminum camp sets for one, two
glass were discovered. j or  three  men  are  to be had at
Southwest of Trebizond we re- j pre-war prices, while the large
pulsed repeated attacks. We j stock of drill steel, powder, caps,
dislodged the Turks from an or-i fuse.elc, carried by the firm was
ganized position on the slopes! obtained at the old prices.so that
north of the Taurus mountaius. | prospectors and miners are not
We have captured Serbecht, in compelled to pay the higher
the direction of Mosul. prices which  now  prevail.      In
A Move From Saloniki I clothing,  boots,   hats,  etc.,   the
Paris: According to a Saloniki j Cunningham store can furnish
despatch received today, the Ialso everything necessary, of the
Entente Allies have occupied the
railway station of Fiorina,  south
of Monastir.
portfolios. The Kaiser has arrived in Berlin to make an attempt
at settlement of the question.
Three Months' Fighting
Paris: The Battle of Verdun,
which is proving the longest and
most bitterly fought individual
Jeremiah C, Lynch, a natural-
izedAmerican,has been sentenced
in Dublin to ten years' imprisonment for participation in the
recent uprising.
highest quality and at the lowest
prices. Old-timers do not have
to be informed that in the important matter of provisions this
old firm leads all others
Victory Before Peace
Washington:     The die is cast,
struggle of the war, enters its land Germany must fight to the
Germans Claim Gain
Berlin claims that the "giant
German nut-cracker is closing in
on Verdun" and that the French
have evacuated their positions on
j Mort Homme. This, if true,
means that the French forces
have retired to the main line of
defence, along the Charny ridge.
The Paris communique states
that French troops, fighting with
Extending Moratorium
Victoria, May 25:~ An extension of the application of the
moratorium in British Columbia
will result from legislation which
will be passed this week. The
new measure provides that judges
may grant a moratorium extension with respect to any debts,
covering principal, interest, and
taxes, for whatever cause the
judge may see fit. This rule is
to apply to the "End of the war.
We Have Juat Received 4
���j :    A   New   Stock   of   : %
-   4
| Patent   Salmon-Egg   Bait.  4
*    _   4
I Up-to-Date Drug Stores 4
* . 4
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building. 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years  with
Vivian & Sons. Swansea.
for any   period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance.  Thia rate includes office con-
lullaliona and medicines, as well an nil costs while
In the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the I)ru>f Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp: in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or hy mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Of every description
for  everybody
at   the


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