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News of Town and Round About
Local News and Personal Movements in Hazelton
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A. J.  Mclntyre   returned
Smithers on Wednesday.
C. G. Jonas, of Prince George,
is a business visitor in Hazelton.
J. R. Kwapes, of Prince Rupert, is among the week's visitors.
T. G. Wall, of the McClary
Mfg. Co., is a business visitor in
Mrs. McDonald, of Vancouver,
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs.
C. V. Smith.
Miss Inez Smith entertained a
number of young people at her
home last evening.
J. P. Thorkildson, of Vancouver, was among Wednesday's
arrivals in Hazelton.
Chas. Lindahl came down from
Sheraton during the week.
Steve McNeil came up from
Skeena Crossing on Wednesday.
Kispiox Valley
Happenings in and about
the Coming Center of
(Special to The Miner)
Mrs. Fred Janze visited
Jas. Swann on Monday.
Mrs. Hogan returned last evening from a visit to Prince Rupert.
Miss Grace Tubby, of Prince
Rupert, is the guest of Mrs. J.
C. K. Sealy.
R. S. Sargent returned from a
short visit to the coast on Wednesday evening.
Owing to pressure of space a
number of local items are unavoidably held over.
Mrs. Graham Rock entertained
on Tuesday evening in honor of
her sister, Miss Gladys Wiseman.
Miss A. M. Colwill, of the
Hospital staff, returned from a
vacation trip to the coast on Monday.
F. W. Dowling, superintendent
of the Yukon Telegraphs, came
up from Prince Rupert on Monday.
Mrs. Jefferson, Mrs. R. Burns
and daughter and R. J. McDonnell, of,Telkwa, were visitors in
Hazelton this week.
Government Agent Hoskins
went up to Smithers on Wednesday, returning on Friday morning.
Miss Dorcas McDougall and
her sister, Grace, left last evening for Edmonton, to attend Alberta College.
Miss L. Becksted, of Alberta
College, Edmonton, was a guest
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J.
D. McDougall this week.
S. Cooling, one of Hazelton's
returned soldiers, left yesterday
for Prince Rupert, where he will
take a position on the forestry
branch launch.
J. D. Galloway, resident mining engineer, returned to Hazelton on Friday from the Cariboo,
where he has been engaged for
several weeks in his official duties.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Reid motored down from Smithers on
Saturday evening last, in company with W. Doodson.
Mrs. James Hevenor has returned to the Valley from Hazelton.
Chas. M. Ek, who has been
working on his claims near Skeena Crossing for some time past,
returned to his ranch this week.
Mrs.   P.   H.  Sheehan visited
Mrs. John Love last Sunday.
Master James Cox and sister,
Mazel, of Prince Rupert, have
been visiting Mrs. Fred Janze.
Geo. W. Smith, operator at
Fourth Cabin, made a trip to
Hazelton and return last week
Red Cross Report Shows Very
Healthy Condition of Finances
���Annual Picnic Statement
At the regular monthly meeting of the Hazelton branch of the
Canadian Red Cross, held in St.
Andrew's Hall on Monday evening; the following financial statement was presented by Treasurer
Brought forward   .   .     $252.63
Cash Donations   .   98.90
Employees Rocher
de Boule Copper
Company  .   .   .   50.00
Tag day June 7.    .
Bank Interest   .   .
Proceeds July 1
To Headquarters .
To Wool Account .
To Prisoners of War Fund
Balance on hand   $512.87
The sum of $460 was ordered
to be sent to headquarters.
A detailed statement of the annual picnic finances is appended:
Lars Hagen went down to the
Four-mile ranch on Sunday.
Miss M. Macdonald, of the
Hospital nurses' training staff,
left on Tuesday last for a vacation visit to her home in Sariis.
Dr. Wrinch went up to Smithers
on a professional vist last evening. He will make regular trips
to the railway town, in the absence of a resident doctor there.
Inspector Dunwoody, of the
provincial police, was a visitor in
Hazelton during the early partof
the week, and renewed old acquaintances here. He left on
Wednesday for Prince George.
More Subscriptions
are Received For
James May Fund
Several further subscriptions
to the James May Memorial Fund
were received this week by the
Miner, making the total reached
to date $104. We acknowledge
with thanks amounts of one dollar each from the following:
Chas Lindahl
W. R. Dunwoody (Vancvr.)
Stewart Jack.
Further contributions are urgently needed. Send in your
subscription today to The Miner.
All contributions will be acknowledged by us.
Strawberry Social
A strawberry social will be
held on the lawn of Mr. and
Mrs. Sargent on Tuesday evening next, July 16, commencing at
9 o'clock, under the auspices of
the local branch of the Red Cross
Society. The proceeds will be
given to the French Red Cross.
All are invited.
Hazelton Bank is
Not Behind Share
Of Soldiers Enlisted
The fine record of enlistment
from Canadian banks can be no
better exemplified than in that of
the local branch of the Union
Bank of Canada. Since the beginning of the war all the eligible
members of the staff of the Hazelton institution have enlisted
and are on active service. Of
the four who have gone, Lieut.
K. B. Forster has been wounded
once and was injured for a second
time in an airplane mishap, while
Pte. Jack Morison has also been
wounded twice. Sergt. J. R.
("Spot") Middleton, who was
the first from the bank to join
the colors, has been wounded
three times. Sergt. J. C. ("Doc")
Rock, who left some time ago to
join the U.S. ar.oy, is now at
Portland, Ore., in training. The
staff of the bank, bsides Manager
Little, is now entirely composed
of young ladies.
Shooting Gallery $ 24.50
Tea Booth    14.25
Dance     56.00
Wheel of Fortune    55.00
Candle Board (Miss Moore)      9.61
Cash Donation (Miss M. Wright)      6.00
Receipts from Auction of One Cheese      7.00
Refreshment Booth  100.00
Admission at Gate  114.00
Prize List (plus $2 unpaid prizes)    42.50
Shooting Gallery $ 4.20
Dance (Hall, Tickets, Music, etc.).. 23.00
Refreshment Booth  47.75
Gate Admission (tags)  10.00
Prize List  61.75
Sundry (tents, supper, decorations) 20.60
Dance a Success
The first of the weekly dances
which was held in the schoolhouse
on Thursday evening was well-
attended and was a great success. The proceeds were for the
benefit of the school.
Net Total $261.56
Hazelton Boys
Send Thanks to
the Soldiers'Aid
Committee Appointed to Endeavor to
Raise Apportionment
A large congregation assembled
last Sunday evening in St. Peter's
church, when Rev. W. S. A. Larter conducted the usual bi-weekly service. Mrs. Morkill's solo
was greatly appreciated.
Following the service a number
of the the congregation remained
for an   informal  discussion  of
The secretary of the Soldiers'
Aid Committee has heard from
the following Hazelton men serving in the naval and military
forces: Lieut. A. E. Player,
Sergt. F. Field, Lieut. Chas. El-
laby, Lieut.-Commander R. P.
Ponder, Cpl. E. Johnson, Pte. S.
Matthew, Cpl. H. C. Kinghorn,
who is now with Major C. North,
D.S.O., M.C., and Capt. J. Mc-
Cormick in the First Canadian
Tunnelling Co., and Sapper J. A.
All thank the people of Hazelton for the parcels of comforts
which are sent regularly, and
appreciate the work of the committee.
Hazelton Gifts to
Patriotic Fund
Nearly $10,000
In a financial and statistical
report from the headquarters of
the British Columbia branch of
the Canadian Patriotic Fund,
showing the progress of the fund
in this province from September,
1914, to March 31, 1918. appears
a table of receipts and expenditures covering all parts of the
province. According to this list,
Hazelton district is credited with
sending $7,330.51 to the fund
during the period of Sept., 1914,-
March 31, 1917, and $2,600 from
March 31,1917 to March 31,1918,
making a grand total of $9,830.51.
Disbursements from the fund in
Hazelton district during the whole
period amounted to $818.50.
matters connected with the
church, finances of which are in
a seriously depleted condition,
owing to the war. Special efforts
will be necessary to raise the annual apportionment of $250, and
for this purpose Mrs. Sharpe and
Miss Soal were appointed a subcommittee to endeavor to increase
church contributions.
Getting a Move On
Prince Rupert: Mayor McCly-
mont has been officially notified
by the Grand Trunk Pacific that
the contract for building five
steel steamers here has been
signed, and and that negotiations
are in progress for the construction of an additional five. Workmen are expected to start operations at the local yards within
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca  District of
British Columbia,
By R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
and BritiHh Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
$1.60 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cenis per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
Appeals For Further Support to
Patriotic Fund
Saturday, July 13, 1918.
The annual report of the provincial minister of mines, a copy
of which was received by The
Miner this week, shows that the
gross value of the mineral production in British Columbia in
1917 was $37,010,392, a decrease
of $5,280,070, or 12.5 per cent,
from that of 1916,but an increase
over that of the previous record
year, 1912, of $4,569,592, or 14
per cent. The gross value of the
metallic minerals recovered in
1917 was $27,284,474, a decrease
from 1916 of $4,779,040, or about
15 per cent.
The decrease in value of 1917
production from the previous
year might at first sight appear
to show a serious decline in the
mining industry in this province,
but this condition cannot be attributed to any decline in mining
in B.C.; it is the result of the
combination of several adverse
influences that acted upon the
industry as a whole.
When considering the decrease
in 1917 from the year before, it
must be kept in mind that 1916
was a record year for high metal
prices and of demand for metals,
It must also be remembered that
the 1917 production was far in
excess of that of any previous
year, except 1916, outdistancing
the former record year of 1912
in value by nearly $5,000,000.
The adverse influences which
retarded production in 1917 may
be defined as industrial troubles,
reduced metal prices for the last
quarter of the year, a lessened
demand for metals used in munitions manufacture and economic
conditions which affected severe
ly the mining of gold.
Coal mining showed a slight
increase in the net production
over 1916. This increase would
have been greater but for various
troubles which affected several
collieries, slowing up production,
which created a shortage of fuel
for the smelters, which were
compelled to close temporarily,
having the effect of retarding
metal mining.
It had been hoped that the
the mineral output for 1917 would
reach the $50,000,000 mark, but
considering the circumstances
which prevented this, the total
reached and the future prospects
of the mining industry in British
Columbia are conditions which
���re deserving of hearty congratulation.
"Events which have transpired
since March 21 on the battlefront
in Flanders and France must have
brought home to every man and
woman in the Allied countries a
realization of the awful crisis
which threatens the world. This
in turn must have created in the
breast of every loyal citizen a determination to do everything possible and to make any sacrifice
which may be necessary to support our valiant armies and our
governments in their efforts to
defeat Hun brutality and Prussian autocracy.
"Individual effort is absolutely
necessary, This is not a time for
selfish considerations, but it is a
time which imperatively demands
that we work for the winning of
the war; that we conserve for the
winning of the war, and that we
give willingly of our means for
the winning of the war.
"The Canadian Patriotic Fund
has been, and is still, one of the
greatest sources through  which
(Continued on Page Three)
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
Postmaster General, will he 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
from the lst October next.
Printed notices containing further
information as to conditions of 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.
P. O. Inspector.
Post Office inspector's; OFFrcE,
Victoria, B. C, 31st May, 1918.
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 Rjllion feet of
commercial lumber. Containing some
of best land left in United States.
Large Map showing land by sections
and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
Certificate of Improvements
the Omineca Mining Division of Cassiar
Where located:���On Rocher de Boule
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. 10H5C, 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
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
* ATION for the  issue of a  fresh
Certificpte   of   Title   for   Lot   32,
Block 3,   Town  of  Telkwa,   (Map
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title to the above lands, notice
is hereby g'ven that it is my intention
to issue after the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication hereof a
fresh Certificate of Title to the above
lots in the name of Pete Saari, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September,   1914,   and is numbered 6529-1.
Land Registry Office, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
14-18 District Registrar.
Certificate of Improvements
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Caisiar District.
Where located:���On the southwestern
shore of Babine Lake, and near Silver
TAKE NOTICE that I. F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for M. J. Kolb, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 7862C, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the MiningRecorder for, a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20tli day of December, A.
D. 1917. 16-25
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
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
cutput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 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.
Commercial Printing al
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 humanitarian
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
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: Win. 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 can work or pay.
���r M���_____�� THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 13, 1918
I.  /
What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
There are 204,638 members of
organized trade unions in Canada. Enlistment from voluntary
recruiting among the unions in
the Dominion number 27,130.
Further   drafts  of  Canadian
troops have reached England.
The U.S. has decided to fix the
price of wheat at $2.40 a bushel,
in preference to the price of $2.50
contended for by the senate.
The second Dominion Victory
Loan campaign will probably be
launched on Nov. 1, and the call
will be made for $300,000,000,
with an objective of at least half
a billion.
Steamers  sailing between  Seattle, Victoria, S
Vancouver,   Ocean   Falls,    Swanson     Bay, ^
Prince Rupert, Anyox, Ketchikan, Wrangell, ��2
Juneau, Skagway. g
Leave Prince Rupert:   For Swanson Bay,   Van- 3
~,     couver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Monday. a
����     For Ocean Falls. Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Saturday. ��
5     For Anyox 12:00 noon every Friday. s
=     For Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 Noon every Wednesday =
=     For Naden Harbor and   Masset Inlet points 10 a.m. July 3rd,12th,24th, ~
jf        August 2nd, 14th, 23rd, Soptember 4th, 13th, 25th, October 4th.
S     For Skidegate, Queen Charlotte City, Sandspit,  Gumshewa, Pacofi,
=        Atli Inlet, Lockeport, Jedway, Ikeda, r. M. July 6th, 15th,27th,Aug-
S        ust 5th, 17th, 26th, September 7th, 16th, 28th, October 7th.
s    Arrive Prince Rupert from the South 8:00 a.m. every  Wednesday
5      and 9:00 a.m. every Friday.
S    Passenger trains leave  Hazelton   Eastbound at 7:10  P. M.   Monday,
=     Wednesday, Friday.   Westbound 8:40 A. M. Sunday, Tuesday, Friday. =
i     For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to ��
��     G. A. McNichoII.Asst. Gen. Freight and Passenger Agent.Prince Rupert, B.C. =
* The Omineca Miner
The best medium for Home and Out-of-Town
Advertisers*      We carry the News*
Job Printing of the Highest Quality.
a .'
Ont Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains awl boats
Gi*een 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
Universal suffrage is receiving'
much attention in France.
J. P. Mitchell, former mayor
of New York, has been killed in
a flying accident.
The French government has
prohibited the taking of over
$1000 in French, American or
Russian money out of that country.
The British casualties last week
were 17,336.
The Canadian Victory Loan
committee will offer prizes for
the best posters submitted to ic,
to be used to advertise the coming campaign.
Get your letterheads printed at
"Printing of Merit"
Hazelton Hospital
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
month in advance. This rate includes oflice con-
lultations and medicines, ns well as ail costs whila
In the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Huzelton
at the Post Oflice or tho DrUff Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. ,1. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Twenty-five cars of wool, the
product of southern Alberta, have
oeen sent to Toronto.
The Island of Guam was swept
by a typhoon on Monday. Half
the inhabitants are destitute.
Workman, Clark & Co., of Belfast established a world's record
by completing an 8000-ton steel
ship fifteen days after the vessel
was launched.
At least 100, mostly negroes,
were killed in a collison on the
Nashville, Chattanooga & St.
Louis railroad near Nashville on
Appeals Further Support
(Continued from Page One)
civilians can assist. It has since
its inception raised over $35,000,-
000 in Canada, $2,673,683.96 of
which was contributed in this
province. This very large sum
has left free an equal amount for
our government' to use in the active prosecution of the war. Indeed, it has done much more, because had the government undertaken the same work it would
have cost the country nearly
double   the   amount   disbursed
James G+ Powell
Provincial Assayer.     Analytical
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.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(if) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Ollice, London
through this fund, which would
mean wasting rather than conserving the resources so essential
at this time.
"I therefore appeal once more
to the patriotic people of this
province to continue the same
generous support which they have
given since the war began. Let
us do this cheerfully and make
all other sacrifices necessary to
attain victory for our just and
righteous cause, as victory alone
will assure our safety and freedom."���Lieutenant-Governor F.
S.Barnard,Chairman B.C. branch
Can. Patriotic Fund.
The Miner $2 a year.      $2
Assortment of Veterinary Supplies-
Equine Cough Syrup
Liniment, Antiseptic,
Healing Salve, Blister
Compound, Colic Relief.
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Now  Open Under New Management
Omineca Hotel
Remodelled, Refurnished, Redecorated
Every provision for the comfort
of Ladies and Gentlemen
Writing and Smoking Lounge With Large  Open
Large Sample Room Well Lighted
*_��! ^oM-^^a-���> j$
r_en 19 and 20 Years of /fee.
Harvest Leaves.
leave of Absence on Ground o'i Extreme Wardship.
Procedure to oMaSn Leave eff Absence.
Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.
It has coroe 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 lo 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 bo 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 bo given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they
become available. Cn the other hand, harvest leave will be given if at all
Leave cf Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.
It is desired that the Regulations respecting leave of absence in coses of hardship should be widely known and fully understood. Such leave will be grained
in two cases:��� (a) where extreme hardship arises by reason of the fact that the
man concerned is either the only son capable of earning a livelihood, of a father
killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training for
such cervice, 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, service 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)
(b) 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.
] t is to bo 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
applii alien 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.
Tho 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 tho case appears meritorious, the man will bo 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, JULY 13, 1918
Items From the Bulkley Valley
What is Happening In Smithers and Telkwa
(Special to The Miner)
A daughter born to Mrs.Green,
of South Bulkley. Mrs. Green is
being attended by Mrs. Ayliffe.
Mr.Clements.of Johnson Bros.,
was a business visitor in town
this week.
Mr. Matheson, of the Canadian
Fish & Cold Storage Co., Prince
Rupert, spent a few days in town
this week, making arrangements
for a cottage for  his family in
which to spend the summer here.
R. E. Williams has been visiting some of the ranchers of the
Round Lake district, in his official capacity as assessor.
W. Thompson is starting up a
local dairy and hopes in the near
future to add to his stock and
build a creamery.
The farmers' picnic is called
for July 17. Everybody is invited to attend. Bring your own
basket and girl; the farmers will
supply tea and coffee. The picnic is being held at Tyee Lake.
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Mrs. Mitchell has returned
home after spending a few weeks
at South Bulkley with Mrs.
Mrs. A. Fairbairn has returned
from the hospital this week with
her little daughter.
(Special to The Miner)
Chas. Newitt and the Wilson
brothers were business visitors
from Glentanna on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. Chapman motored in from their ranch on Thursday and reported the roads in a
very bad condition as the result
of the recent heavy rains.
H. Silverthorne, of Houston,
spent several days in Smithers
this week on business.
Miss M. Adams, of Edmonton,
arrived in Smithers this week to
make her home with her mother,
Mrs. W. Elwangar. Miss Adams
has accepted a position with the
G.T.P. railway.
Mrs. A. B. Mclnnes, of North
Bulkley, was in town on Tuesday
and Wednesday, the patient of
Dr. Badgero, the dentist.
Mrs. A. Kirkpatrick returned
to Smithers on Wednesday evening, after spending a week at
Prince Rupert visiting friends.
L. A. Fisher left for the coast
on Friday to appear before the
medical board.
A. J. Mclntyre, who has been
confined to Hazelton Hospital, returned on Wednesday evening.
Miss Margaret Kilpalrick, who
has been attending school at Edmonton, returned last Friday, to
spend the summer vacation with
her parents.
Ernest Dawson has accepted a
position with the local branch
of the Union Bank.
S. H. Hoskins, of Hazelton,
spent a few days in town on government business.
Mrs. M. E. Lynch, who has
been at Queen Charlotte Islands
for the past couple of months,
returned to Smithers on Monday
Mrs. W. Moxley and two children arrived on Wednesday night.
They have taken ppartments in
the Lobseiger block.
Lee Jaekman has closed up his
bakery business here and will
leave some time in the near future for China.
The dining room at the hotel
was opened on Monday and is
now working at full capacity.
John Johnson, S. Perras and
Mrs. Foley were visitors in town
on Thursday from Evelyn,
P. J. Higgins, who spent the
winter in Spokane, returned to
Smithers last week and will commence work on his claims as soon
as the weather permits.
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