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VOL. IV, NO. 32
Henry  McMeeken is Sent Up
For Trial on Charge
Of Murder
The preliminary trial of H.
McMeeken, charged with the
murder of P. Dunnigan, was
held at Telkwa on Tuesday.
Magistrate Hoskins precided and
A. C. Minty prosecuted for the
crown. After fourteen witnesses
were examined the prisoner was
committed for trial and will be
sent to New Westminster to a-
wait trial at the next assizes.
At the coroner's inquest held
at Telkwa last Monday, upon the
death of Peter Dunnigan, the
jury brought in the following
verdict: That Peter Dunnigan
met his death on the second day
of April, 1915, at Telkwa, B. C,
through a fractured skull, the
outcome of a fall caused by a
blow or blows delivered by Henry McMeeken.
The baseball season was opened
in Hazelton last Sunday, when
the married and single men lined
up for their annual struggle.
The single men came out on top
with a 10-4 score, and the benedicts are now looking for revenge. The teams lined up as
follows: Married ��� Little, Bob
Rock, Graham Rock, Glassey,
Allen, Hall, Taylor, McLeod,
Germain. Single���McDougall,
Hume, Berts, Doc Rock, Lof-
quist, McCormick, Forster, But-
ke, A. McDonald.
On Monday, the Hazelton and
Glen Vowel Indian teams played, the former winning by 39-16.
The teams, having won a game
apiece, are playing a third today, to decide the series.
Rifle Club Meeting
At the annual meeting of the
Hazelton Rifle Club held on Tuesday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing
year: A. R. Macdonald, Captain;
C. Reid, Vice-Captain; C. B.
Simpson, Sec.-Treasurer; J. R.
Fuller, A. D. McLeod, H. Matthews and R. E. Allen, excutive
committee. The club showed a
satisfactory financial statement
and work will be commenced at
once on the local ranges in preparation for the season's activities.
It was decided to loan six rifles
to the Smithers Rifle Club until
their supply is received.
Chicago Elects Mayor
Chicago. April 7: ��� William
Hale Thompson, Republican, was
elected mayor today, with a
plurality of 138,891. As a result
of this election 55 out of the 102
counties in Illinois are dry today.
Aeroplanes for Russia
Tacoma, April 9:���Fifteen cars
of aeroplanes for use by the Russian army arrived in Tacoma
last night for shipment to Vladivostok on the Japanese steamship Hakushira Maru, which is
due in Tacoma tomorrow. There
are about 150 aeroplanes in the
Petrograd, April 10:���Negotiations to obtain an honorable peace
have been opened by Emperor
Francis Joseph. Fear of irreparable devastation is the cause of
the Austrian move. England
and France have agreed to let
Russia conclude a separate peace
with Austria, provided that Serbia is allowed to realize her
aspirations. Russia demands the
surrender of all Galicia, including
Cracow. Germany is expected
to protest as the Russian occupation of Cracow would menace
Prussian Silesia. The Emperor
has appealed to the Vatican to
aid the peace.
Paris, April 10 (official state-
nfent):���"After a new and brilliant attack on the important
position of Le- Eparges, which
dominates the Plain of Woevre
and which the enemy defended
obstinately, is now in our hands..
We carried 1,500 metres (about
1,600 yards) of trenches yesterday, only leaving the Germans
holding in strength two isolated
positions on the plateau. These
we carried yesterday afternoon,
taking 150 prisoners. We have
thus attained one of the principal
objectives of our operations of
the   last    few   days.     Farther
north, in the forest of Ailly, we
have maintained all the ground
gained, 200 metres on a front of
400 metres and have repulsed
three counter attacks. In the
forest of Montmartre, the Germans made 15 attacks to retake
the trenches which we wrested
from them on Thursday. They
were repulsed 15 times. Heaps
of German bodies are lying on
the ground.
"In Belgium, near Rrei Grach-
ten, the Germans, by an attack,
occupied a trench on the left
bank of the Yser, while the Belgians made attacks, debouching
not far from the spot on the
right bank, and installed there a
bridge head. In Champagne
there have been infantry attacks
of quite local but very vigorous
character. To the north of Beau-
sejour, the Germans endeavored
to retake part of the trenches
lost by them last month. They
were mown down, except at one
point where they succeeded in
installing themselves in an advanced French trench. We made
a counter attack and recaptured
the place, pushing the enemy
back to his main positions and
inflicting appreciable losses upon
him.   On the southeastern slope
of Hartmanns-Weiltrkopf the
number of prisoners taken by us
during the last few days was
about 150."
Petrograd (official):���"On the
front west of the Niemen River
there have been actions of secondary importance. In the Carpathians our troops repulsed a
number of German and Austrian
counter attacks and continued to
progress. We now hold in our
hands the whole of the principal
chain, extending for more than
110 versts (about 73 miles) from
Reghetovo to Volossate, with the
exception of Hill 909, south of
Voliamekhova. On April 7 we
took 1,200 prisoners. In all
other sections of the front there
is no marked change."
Geneva:���The Austrian movement against Serbia has been
abandoned. The General Staff
admits the loss of 26,000 men,
two batteries of 12-inch mortars,
twenty quickfirers, four miscellaneous batteries and other minor
equipment in the fighting on the
Dukla-Epries front.
Paris:���The French ship Chateaubriand, from London to New
York with a cargo of chalk, was
torpedoed off Barfleur. The crew
was saved.
London. April 5:���A Reuter's
Amsterdam correspondent says
a Berlin despatch received there
states that Turkish headquarters
reported that the Turkish fleet
was on Saturday near Odessa
and that the cruiser Medjidieh,
while pursuing enemy minesweepers in the vicinity of the
fortress of Otchatow, struck a
drifting mine and sank. Her
crew was saved by Turkish warships. The sailors of the Medjidieh, before she sank, removed
the breachblocks of guns and
torpedoed the cruiser to prevent
her being refloated by the Russians.
London, April 5:���A Reuter
despatch from Stockholm says
the German steamer Hamsoth
struck a mine in the Baltic and
sank, the crew of 25 being
drowned. The Gretna Hamsoth
was a vessel of 1,554 tons and
was engaged in traffic between
Sweden and Germany.
London:���A report from Salo-
niki says refugees from Constantinople confirm the report of the
cruiser Goeben being badly damaged. She struck a mine and
tore a hole 17 feet long, and is
now in dock. No steel plates
being available for repairs, 250
tons of cement were used, which,
however, cracked in the first
in the first test.
Petrograd (official):���"On the
front, west of Niemen river,
fighting is developing greatly in
our favor. Our cavalry, on the
road between Kaiwarya and Su-
walki, after a stubborn fight with
German cavalry���which was supported by infantry-made a dashing charge, sabreing many of
the enemy and capturing others.
They drove the Germans from
the region they were occupying
and are now pursuing them. In
the Carpathians, on Friday, we
gained a great success in sector
north of the roads leading to
Bartfeld and also in the region
between Mesoladorez and Luto-
viska. During that day we captured on the Carpathians front
more than 2,000- soldiers and
three guns and three machine
guns. In Zaleszitrow region,
Austrians essayed an offensive,
but all their attacks failed completely. We captured two officers
and about 100 men. In the
direction of Chotin, after a grave
defeat inflicted on them, March
30, by portions of our cavalry,
who delivered an irresistible attack while on foot, the Austrians
evacuated our territory and withdrew to their frontier, where
they are fortifying."
Petrograd, April 6 (official
statement):���"Along the  front
Unemployed Mob Raid Restaurants and Stores When Relief Work is Stopped
Vancouver, April 7:���Serious
rioting ending up with the raiding
of down-town stores took place
last night by a mob of 500 unemployed, principally Austrians,
Russians and Italians. The Boston Lunch, White Lunch, P.
Burns. King Shoe Store and several Italian fruit and cigar stands
were raided and the windows
smashed. A number of the
raiders were arrested. Relief
work has been stopped in the
Vancouver, April 8:���Mayor
Taylor has announced that he
will run as an Independent Liberal for the Legislature. Joe
Martin has started proceedings
to unseat Taylor as mayor.
west of the Niemen River, yesterday, our troops continued to
make successful progress at certain points. In the Carpathians
during the night of April 3-4 and
during the whole following day,
in the region to the north of
Bartfeld, there was fierce fighting with artillery and bayonet.
We took twenty officers and more
than 1,200 men as prisoners and
captured two machine guns. At
the same time we continued to
make progress on the front of
Mezoluborez and Uzsok. In the
course of the day we captured
about twenty-five officers and
more than 2,000 soldiers and took
three guns.
"Having occupied the railway
station at Cisan (in the Carpathians, on the Galician side, about
fifteen miles east of Lupkow), we
captured engines and coaches, as
well as a great stock of ammunition and part of a provision
There was desperate fighting
on Wednesday and Thursday
near the village of Okna, north
of Czernowitz, Bukowina, as a
result of which we took more
than a thousand prisoners, whom
the Austrians had left behind.
On other sectors of our front
the general situation has undergone no material change. On
(Continued on Page Four)
Constable Kelly, of Smithers,
is here on police business.
J. E. Merryfield, of Prince
Rupert, came in on Saturday's
The tennis club is getting its
courts into shape for the coming
E. M. Hoops, of Telkwa, is
spending a few days in town on
Coroner Hoskins went to Telkwa for the Dunnigan inquest
last Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. Birchall, of Port
Essington are in town on their
way to Babine.
H. C. Kinghorn took a flying
visit to Prince George on forestry business Saturday.
S. H. Crum and family have
left for Melville, Sask. Mr.
Crum will go in for wheat growing:. 	
J. Brearly, of Cedarvale, is
leaving today for Burns Lake,
where he will take over the
duties of fire ranger.
A. S. Fletcher, inspector of
government offices for B. C,
spent the week in town and is
leaving for Smithers tonight.
Hazelton's first Japanese wedding took place Thursday night,
when Tonekichi Katsumata and
Toku Ischuja were married in
St. Peter's Church, Rev. J. Field
A. Manson, of Prince Rupert,
the Liberal candidate for this
district, was in town Thursday
and left for a campaign trip
through *he Bulkley Valley on
Friday morning.
P. Vibert and J. S. Hiam, provincial superintendents for the
Union Bank, were in town this
week, looking over the business
conditions in the district. They
left for Prince George on Wednesday night. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1915
Published every Saturd'ay at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATJ5S: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
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Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
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Vol. IV.
Saturday, April 10, 1915.
No. 32
Mr. Joseph Martin, in his newspaper, speaks of the "unconstitutional" act of the Lieutenant-Governor and Sir Richard
McBride. It may do no harm to dispose of the question he now
raises, and of which he or someone else may say something more as
time advances. His reference is to the statement that the Legislative Assembly would be dissolved, made on the authority of Sir
Richard McBride. Mr. Martin will not contend that an announcement of an intention to do a constitutional act is unconstitutional.
When Sir Richard McBride stated a few days later that the
election would not be brought on as soon as was contemplated, he
used the expression: "Fortunately, tiie order-in-council had not
been signed." Mr. Martin will not contend that there was anything unconstitutional in this, and as this tells the whole story,
there was clearly nothing ol a constitutional nature involved in it.
Sir Richard McBride spoke of the order-in-council not being
signed, but we submit that it would not have been unconstitutional
for the order-in-council to have been reconsidered at any time
before the proclamation of the dissolution had been published.
The Legislative Assembly is not dissolved by order-in-council, but
by proclamation. The order-in-council directs the issuance of the
proclamation, but until it has been issued, it may be reconsidered.
Up to the issuing of the proclamation, the dissolution and all
matters appertaining thereto are, so to speak, in the mind of the
Crown. The preliminaries are merely matters of convenience.
They may be carried on in any way that may be convenient. They
may be varied, altered, added to or ignored, as seems advisable to
the representative of the Crown, acting on the advice of his responsible Ministers. A record may be made of them or may not be.
Theoretically, the advisors of the Crown are not supposed to keep
any record of their doings when assembled in council. What are
called "minutes of council" are not minutes in the sense in which
that term is used in regard to a society, a board of trade or something of that kind. They are merely memoranda of conclusions
reached, upon which, after the assent of the Crown or its representative has been obtained, orders-in-council are based. Finality
comes when the proclamation has been issued.���Colonist.
An Early Peace
General Joffre is reported to
have stated at Dunkirk to King
Albert and Premier Broqueville
of Belgium that the war would
soon end to the advantage of the
A despatch to the London
Daily Mail, dated mi Friday of
last week, said the Turkish Minister of Finance was at Geneva,
having come from Berlin, where
his attempt to secure financial
assistance lor his government
had met with failure. It is also
said that the object of his mission to Switzerland was to ascertain, if possible, the terms upon
which the Allies would conclude
a separate peace with Turkey.
On April 1st a newspaper published in Rome had a despatch
from Basle, in which a statement
was made, on what was alleged
to be high authority, that serious
proposals for peace will be advanced within two months. On
the same day a Petrograd paper-
asserted that the Russian gov
ernment had been approached by
a neutral power to ascertain on
what terms a treaty of peace
would be .made with Austria.
The latter has since been officially denied by Vienna.
Stamp Taxes
On and after April 16th it will
be necessary to affix a one-cent
war tax stamp to each letter and
postal card, except when letters
and cards are addressed to countries which require a five-cent
rate of postage for letters. If
war tax stamps are not procurable, it will be sufficient to affix
an ordinary postage.stamp. Any
letters not bearing stamps to
cover the war tax will be sent to
the dead letter office,
A stamp to the value of two
cents must be attached to all
cheques drawn on a bank, or on
anyone holding deposits subject
to cheque, or on receipts for
money withdrawn from deposits,
which includes the usual savings
bank receipt.
(2) On bills of exchange passing through a bank, which includes bank drafts, money orders
and travellers' cheques.
(3) On promissory notes discounted by, or transferred to a
bank for collection.
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Shopping place
Nothing like Stocktaking to uncover odds
and ends.   Broken lines are now
selling at special prices
QPRING-TIME calls for many changes in the
home. We are ready with a splendid range of
Linoleums, Oilcloths, Floor Rugs and Door
Mats, Beds and Bed Linen, Towels and
Towelling,  Curtains  and Curtain Materials
FRESH FRUITS and best quality
New Zealand Butter just arrived
The Iowa State College is conducting schools of telephone engineering for boys and of switchboard operation for girls in many
parts of that state.
Certificate of Improvements
on tin' southeast slops <>f the Hudson
liny mountain   anil  joining the /oolitic
Mineral Claim No, 4 on the north, in
ilio Omineca Mineral District;
Take notice that I, William S. Henry,
acting as agent for Hugh A. Bigelow,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 83511011,
James S. Kennedy, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83529B, James A. Mac-
donald, Free Miner's Certificate No.
H3505B, Gub A. Rosenthal, Free Miner's
Certificate No. 83294B, Thos. T. Dun-
lop, Free Miner's Certificate No.
7!)G(i5B, intend sixty days from the
dale hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further, take notice, that action
under section  37 must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
31-9 William S. Hbnuy, Agent.
April 3, 1915, date of first insertion.
For his own use a Chicago
architect has built an 11-room
bungalow on the roof of an eight-
story apartment house, 110 feet
in the air.
Dissolution of Partnership
TAKE   NOTICE   that   the  firm of
1 Hicks Beach  &   McVittie    has   been
j this day dissolved, by mutual consent,
; and that all accounts owing to the said
firm will be collected by CharleB  Hicks
Beach, and that all liabilities of the
Bald   firm   will  be  paid  by   the said
Charles Hicks Beach.
Dated at Hazelton,  B. C, this 23rd
day of March, A. D. 1915.
Charles Hicks Beach
H. H. McVittie
G.T.P. Steamers Prince George and PrinceJohn,for
Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle
Steamer "Prince George" leaves Prince Rupert at 9
a.m. every Friday. Steamer "Prince John" leaves
Prince Rupert, 7 p. m. Sunday, Mar. 14, 28, and
April 11 and 25 Reservations and through
tickets may be obtained from any Q, T. P. Agent or from Train Agent.
C   T  P   Rnilwnv    Westbound train leaves Hazelton at 11.07 a,m.
Via 1. r. ���*'��""/"""Thursdays and Sundays, connecting with above
steamers for the south.
Eastbound   train   leaves Hazelton   at  5.41 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays, lor Edmonton, Winnipeg, etc, connei ting with trains for St. Paul,
Chicago, etc.       ���   ���       For Toronto, Montreal, Buffalo, etc., use the
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For full information regarding the ab.ive services, also thiough tickets.
reservations, etc, apply to Local Agent, or to
 Agency for all Atlantic Steamihip Lines	
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
r.iii up c.pii.i $1,500,000. VANCOUVER, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1915
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rights'of the Dominion,
in Manicoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the_.JProvince of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
yearsj at'Jan! 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-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory,;theiland must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicantjhimself.
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
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined Bnd 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 acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
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The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
1 Strictly New-Laid Eggs���Local |
Sir Richard McBride left New
York Saturday for London.
It is now possible to talk from
Vancouver to San Francisco by
Heavy snow in New York
spoiled this year's Easter paaade
on Fifth Avenue.
Over one hundred lives were
lost in a great storm which swept
New York last week.
California is now exporting
oats to Australia, the first time
for a number of years.
Lord Rothschild, head of the
English branch of the Rothschild
family, died last week.
Since the announcement of the
Saskatchewan government two
two weeks ago that prohibition
would be in force from July 1,
Notice Under Section 36.
Commercial Printing at
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Thomas Moore, of
Kitwangah, occupation rancher, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:     '
Commencing at post planted at the
northeast corner ol Lot 3B04 Cassiar,
thence 20 chains east, 20 chains south,
20 chains west, 20 chains north to point
of commencement, containing 40 acres
more or less.
Feb. 3, 1916. Thomas Moore.
Hazelton Land District. District of
Take notice that John A. Lindsay,
of Prince Rupert, transfer man, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted at
the northwest corner of Lot 2391,
thence south 40 chains, west 20 chains,
north 40 chains, east 20 chains, to
point of commencement, containing 80
acres more or less. 26-33
John A. Lindsay, Applicant.
A. H. Maclsaac, Agent.
Feb. 18, 1916.
five hotels in that province have
been destroyed by fire.
It has been decided not to hold
the annual horse show at Toron- ��
to this year, owing to war condi
PER        50C   D0ZEN
Churches in New Brunswick
are passing resolutions asking
for prohibition of the liquor traffic during the war.
J. P. Morgan must now pay|an
inheritance"tax upon the art collection of the Morgan estate
estimated at $3,000,000.
No. of Applications: 7210-1, 7212-1,
7213-1, 7214-1, 7215-1, 7216-1,
7217-1, 7218-1.
TAKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles
Victor Smith as the owner in Fee-simple
under four several Tax Sale Deeds
from the Assessor and Collector of the
Omineca Assessment District to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 22nd
day of October and the 8th day of July
respectively, A. D. 1914, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said Assessor and Collector on or about the
16th day of November, 1911, and the
12th day of October, 1912, respectively,
of all and singular those certain parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Coast
District, in the Province of British
Columbia, more particularly known and
described as Lots 1206, 1225, 2104 and
North West quarter of Section 5, Township 7, all in Range 5, Coast District;
An undivided three-quarters of Lot 42,
Group 1, Cassiar District; Blocks 7 and
26, Subdivision of Lot 102, Group 1,
Cassiar District (Map 812); and Lots
6 to 20 inclusive, Block 26, and all of
Blocks 28 to 84 inclusive, Town of
Aldermere (Map 803).
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming any
interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of the
tax purchaser within forty-five days of
the service of this notice upon you by
publication or otherwise. Otherwise
you and each of you will be for ever
estopped and debarred from setting up
any claim to or in respect of the said
land, and I shall register the said
Charles Victor Smith as owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 86
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:���
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being filed
before the registration as owner of
the persons entitled under such tax
sale, all persons so served with
notice or served with notice under
subsection (6) of section 155 of
the "Municipal Clauses Act, 1906,"
or section 293 of the "Municipal
Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," or section 253
of the "Taxation Act," in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue or any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from Setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land so sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia,  this 29th day of
November, A. D. 1914.
29-32 H. F. MacLEOD,
District Registrar.
V. Spencer L. Broughton
J. A. Oullet H. Fink
Dominic Burns        J. E. Martin
D. H. Williams      J. H. Hoare
E. McCroskie A. F. Dickey
J. F. Smith A. C. Ross
Angus McDonald    J. H. Livingstone
Matthew A. Hall    Josephine Johnson
F. J. D. Dresser    J. J. McNeil
The receipts of the Presbyterian Church of Canada were
$90,000 less than the expenditures for the last year.
Supplementary estimates
brought down at Ottawa include
an additional $350,000 for harbor
improvements at Vancouver.
Fourteen Chinamen were smuggled into the United States from
Vancouver in a sealed oil tank
car. Of this number five have
been arrested.
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night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch $7 a Cord.
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
Address all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Letter from the Front
E. J. Blackman, formerly a
constable here, who left his
ranch at Uncha Lake to join the
17th Lancers, writes to the Miner
from a place in France, giving a
brief account of his experiences
since joining his regiment. Private Blackman, who formerly
served in the 16th Lancers, has
been in France since December.
His corps has done considerable
patrol duty in the enemy's country. On January 5th to the 8th
they fought in the trenches at
Vestubert, waist deep in ice-cold
water. The 17th had eight killed
and 35 wounded out of 600, while
75 were incapacitated by frostbite. They took heavy toll of
the enemy, who were only 100
yards away. The Lancers are
about to resume mounted work,
to their great relief. They expect to give a good account of
Chinese May Rebel
San Francisco, Mar. 29:���
"Within six months the world
may expect another revolution
in China. During the past year
Chinese in California, Oregon
and Washington have contributed
more than $500,000 to finance a
rebellion against President Yuan
Shi Kai and money continues to
pour in."
This was the declaration here
today of Dr. Cy Fong, president
of the Chinese Nationalist
League, after he had outlined
the work being carried on
throughout China and the United
States to arouse interest in a revolution against the prevailing
administration in China.
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Connecting with G. T. P. train arriving at 6.30 p.m. Sunday
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Steamship Tickets
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Real Estate, Financial and Insurance Brokers
Sole district agents for E. G. Prior & Co., Victoria, Agricultural Machinery and Implements, Wagons, Etc.
Fire,  Life,  Accident,  and Employer's Liability Insurance.
We represent the best companies.
We Can Locate You On a Good Pre-Emption Near the G. T. P.
If you desire information about the Bulkley Valley write us.
"Everything in Canvas"
Prince Rupert Tent and Awning Co.
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Good Properties for sale ��� Cash or on
Bond.       Development and
Assessment Work.
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The Miner is two dollars a year.
for any pwiod from one. month upward at SI per
month in iidviiurt'. This ntU' includes oflice con-
.niljuinns ami medicines,.!: well <ib all costi while
in the hospital. Th'lwtH obtainable In Hazelton
at the Pott Offlot or Hie DrtiK Store; In Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the M. < li.nl Superintendent at the
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
OfTices at Victo. ia, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
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British Columbia THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 1915
You are going to buy
a Suit this Spring
Why not order
it now ?
The HOKISERLIN spring and
summer samples arc here, and
the styles, as well as the
materials, are particularly well
COLORS- Dreadnought Grey,
Belgium Blue, Fancy Mixtures and Checks, etc.
$20.00 to $40.00
(Continued from Page One)
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Seed Advance to Settlers
One carload of Abundance Seed Oat5
is being imported into the Northern
Interior by the Department of Agriculture, for sale to settlers who arc
unable to pay cash for tl.eir seed.
Notes due December 1st, without interest, are required for all seed
Application and note forms are available at Government oflice, Hazelton.
Applications should lie filled and forwarded at once with notes to cover
purchase price and the freight from
Telkwa to local station. The price at
Telkwa is 3 cents per pound. This will
make the price at Hazelton $3.22 per
hundred. The maximum order allowed
any one settler is 1000 pounds. Orders
should be multiples of 86 pounds. No
erain will be sold for other than seeding purposes and purchaser must have
his acreage ready for oats
vouched for
by two of W����el$borj.EBi
Provincial Agriculturist.
the third of April, in the Black
Sea, near the Crimean coast, our
fleet exchanged shots at long
range with the cruisers Goeben
and Breslau ��� former German
cruisers now under the Turkish
flag, having been renamed Sul-
tain Salim and Midirli respectively -and pursued them until dusk.
During the night our torpedo
hoats encountered cruisers one
hundred miles from the Bosphorus, but the enemy opened a
vigorous fire and avoided an engagement."
Geneva:���Despatches received
here tonight from Buda Pesth
say that a serious battle started
in the Carpathians on Saturday
evening, extending from Dukla
to Eperies, Saros county, Hungary. Fighting was severest
around Saros, and the Austrians
and Germans were repulsed.
The new young Bavarian troops
suffered heavily. The Austrian
losses on Saturday alone were
over 15,000. The battle continued and reinforcements were being hurried up to assist the
Austro-German forces.
Vienna (later):���It is admitted
here that the Austro-German
army is in full retreat.
ixmdon:���The German submarine U-31 has replaced the U-28
off the west coast of England,
and during the day the Russian
barque Hermes and the steamer
Olivine were sank. They were
both small vessels.
Petrograd,    April   7    (official
communication):���In the  region
of West Niemen yesterday, there
were isolated fights in the environs of Miriampol, Ludvinovo and
Kalwarya.    In the  Carpathians,
on the fourth, our advance  continued with success on the whole
front from the  northern  region
in the direction of Bartfeld to as
far as that of Uzsok.     In  this
forward   movement   we    made
great headway in the region of
Rostok Pass, in the vicinity of
which we captured an important
sector of the principal chain and
our advanced  guard crossed to
the southern slope of the -chain
and   occupied   the   villages   of
Smolnik and Oroszrussika.      Attempts   by  Austrians  to  arrest
our offensive  in  certain  sectors
of  the  Carpathians  by  counter
attacks  failed,   all  these  movements being repulsed with heavy
Austrian losses.    During the day
we   took   as   prisoners   twenty
officers and over 1,500 men, in
the Carpathians.    The retreating
Austrians   are   burning  bridges
and provision depots.    On other
sectors   throughout   our    front
there   have   been   intermittent
cannonades, fusilades and  other
operations in the nature  of  reconnaissances.
All the Austrian prisoners from
Przemysl have been sent to the
Russian interior. Altogether
they comprise nine generals,
2,307 officers and 113,890 solaiers.
In addition, there were 6,800 sick
or wounded persons whose condition prevents their transport
and who are still retained in the
hospital at the front.
Austrian doctors and nurses to
the number of 229 have been
temporarily retained to look after
them. An inventory of the
enormous quantity of war material captured at Przemysl has
not been completed, but the capture includes over 900  guns,  of
which a large number are in
perfect order.
Psris (official):���A German
detachment with three machine
guns crossed the Yser yesterday,
but were dislodged by the Belgians. At Etain we captured
two hills and gained ground at
Eparges, taking prisoners. We
blew up a German position at
Ban de Sept.
Petrograd:���Six Turkish warships and one transport have
been sunk and two cruisers badly
damaged in the Black Sea since
Dec. 12, according to an official
Ondawa Valley on April 6, we
dislodged the Austrians from
the sector of Stropko-Puczacs.
Paris, April 8 (official statement) :���"Very unfavorable wea
ther continues. Nevertheless
activity has been pronounced between the Meuse and Moselle,
where we have maintained all
our gains and made further advances. Near Pareid. east of
Verdun, we have taken two lines
of trenches.' On Tuesday night,
at Eparges, we made an important advance. All yesterday the
Germans were engaged in violent
counter attacks, but regained
nothing. Their last attack was
particularly heavy, but they were
mowed down by our fire. The
same thing occurred in Ailly
woods, after several counter attacks, which we repulsed, we
remained masters of the position
gained by us the day before.
On this part of the front we
captured numerous prisoners.
Among the prisoners taken yesterday in the region of Hart-
manns-Wellerkopf, were the men
of the guard brought into this
region by the Germans after
their defeat of March 26."
Newport News, Va., April 8:���
Commander Max Thierichens, of
the German auxiliary cruiser
Prinz Eitel Frederich has asked
the United States government,
through the port authorities here
to intern his ship and crew.
Paris:���Twelve women and
children were killed and forty-
eight people injured by bombs
dropped by Austrian aviators
on Podgoritza, Montenegro, yesterday.
London (official):���The western side of the Yser canal was
completely freed of the enemy by
the Belgians. The Germans fled
in disorder, leaving machine guns
and ammunition.
Paris, April 9 (official communication) :��� " Despite continued
bad weather, fresh successes
were won yesterday between the
Meuse and the Moselle. At
Eparges a night attack enabled !
us to advance and we have maintained our progress, notwithstanding three violent counter
attacks. We have already counted on the field over a thousand
dead Germans. Further south,
near Lamorville, in a spirited
infantry action we wiped out a
German company and took as
prisoners the only ten survivors.
In Ailly wood we carried additional -trenches and repulsed two
counter attacks. In front of
Montmare, north of Flirey, we
gained footing in the enemy's
defense works and held our
ground there, in spite of efforts
made by the enemy to regain
Petrograd (official communication):���In the Carpathians our
troops are progressing.     In the
Gibraltar:���The British steamer Thoseus has arrived here with
her decks badly damaged by
shells from a submarine. The
steamer encountered the submarine 40 miles from the Scilly Isles
and was chased 57 miles. The
submarine was unable to overhaul the steamer so it opened
fire with a long range gun. Seven shells hit the vessel, shattering the mainmast and the forecastle head.
Petrograd:��� Over a million
men are engaged in a gigantic
battle near Ussck Pass, in the
Carpathians, south and west of
Przemysl. The Russians are
advancing on a fifty-mile front
from Topla River.
Hockey Finances
Cash in bank
$     55.20
Skating Rink
Hockey Gates
Entertainments -
Carnivals    -
Old liabilities
��� $   205.45
Construction and main
tence of rink
-     709.42
Hockey expenses
Total Expenses   -
Total Receipts    -
���   1,087.50
$   147.63
Less cash in bank
-$   133.88
Paris:���The veterans of Von
Kluck's army are being rushed
to the Woevre to check a furious
French drive between the Meuse
and Moselle rivers, according to
aerial observations. General
Joffre believed that the German
position east of Verdun was critical and ordered a continuous
assault. The attack has raged
two days and nights. The French
are driving from three different
fronts, from Verdun, St. Mihiel
and the Valley of Orne.
London:���The rumor that war
was declared by Holland against
Germany is denied. The situation is critical. The Dutch army
is armed, ready to resist the
threatened aggression 1 he German steamer Mame, used as a
wireless station, has been ordered to leave Flushing. The Dutch
are angered at the sinking of
their vessels.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Rod and Gun
"The Steelhead," the Great
Gamy Trout that comes out of the
Ocean, is the subject of an article
by the well- known writer, Bon-
nycastle Dale, in the April issue
of Rod and Gun in Canada, published by W. J. Taylor, Limited,
Woodstock, Ont., "The Wise
Fish," by Wilfrid Hubbard, is a
humorous ichthyological dialogue
in which Sol Pike, Jerry Minnow
Bill Tench, Peter Perch, Johnny
Roach, Tim Gudgeon, Jimmy
Grayling and a host of others of
their ilk take part. The Forest
Fire Problem in Algonquin Park
is dealt with by W. L. Wise and
the fishing department and Guns
and Ammunition department are
of special interest this month.
In addition to those named there
are many other stories and articles of interest to the readers of
an outdoor magazine.
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Port Essington
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