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VOL. V, NO. 1
There is a marked increase in
mining activity in the Hazelton
district. The Silver Standard,
one of the best-known properties
of the camp, and other groups
are to join the working list.
W.G.Norrie, of Trail, has been
appointed superintendent of the
Silver Standard, He will resume
mining as soon as his force can
be organized, and ore shipments
will begin at once.
Prince George men have secured a bond on the Comeau
group of copper claims, located
on Rocher de Boule mountain,
near the tramway. Work on the
claims will begin as soon as a
camp can be established.
Grouse mountain, in the Bulk-
ley, is coming to the front. The
Bush & Schorn property, with a
bigcoppershowing, has been bonded to R.P.Trimble and associates,
for $75,000. These operators
have also taken a bond on Chas.
Barrett's Grouse mountain claims.
Men have been sent out to begin
extensive development work.
From the evidence in the Robinson case the coroner's jury on
Saturday decided that the dead
Indian had met with foul play.
The verdict was that the victim
came to his death from wounds
on the head, inflicted by a person
or persons unknown.
The police inquiry has resulted
in the tracing of Robinson's
movements up to the hour of 2
a.m. on July 23, when he was in
company with other Indians at a
smokehouse a couple of miles
above Hazelton. It is apparent
that his death occurred between
2 and 4 a.m., but some of the
Indians who are supposed to
to know the facts have taken to
the hills, while others are unwilling to assist in solving the
Chief Minty and his staff are
making every effort to unravel
the tangle.
Tag Day receipts for the B. C.
war hospital were as follows:
Hazelton, $38.00; New Hazelton,
$13.00; Kispiox, $6.25; Hospital,
$5.00. The collectors were Misses Louise Astoria, Agnes Grant,
Ralphena Wrinch, Eva and Grace
McDougall, Kathleen Allen, Eric
Richmond, Iris Graham and Gertrude Martin.
To the total of $62.25 the board
of trade added the surplus of the
machine gun fund, making the
district contribution forthe "Life-
saving Fifth" $184.75.
Paris: It now appears that the
chief reason for Germany's abandonment of the submarine "blockade" is the practical wiping out
of her undersea fleet. It is
authoritatively stated that 54
German submarines have been
lost or captured. A naval banquet in England recently celebrated the destruction of the
fiftieth enemy submarine.
The submarine strength of
Germany last fall was only 36,
and although she has been building new vessels as rapidly as
possible the opinion here is that
her diving boats have practically
been swept from the seas, including nine super-submarines
launched during the war.
A Washington despatch says a
letter from Sir John French,
three weeks ago, told of the destruction of 42 submarines by the
British alone, while French and
Italian destroyers have accounted
for a number.
Petrograd: The Russian official communication says: "On
the Riga Dvinsk front, in the
region of the village of Linden,
our troops, after a stubborn fight,
retired on the morning of Sept. 2
to the right  bank of the river,
| after setting fire to the bridge.
| The fighting continues.
"Between the Sventa and  the
iVilliya rivers our offensive  met
; with fierce resistance. Nevertheless we continued to advance and
I have captured during the last
two days thirteen machine guns,
and 300 prisoners, including some
officers. Between Villiya and
the Niemen and farther to the
right as far as Grodno, the situation is unchanged. Near Grodno,
toward the evening of the 2nd,
! the enemy succeeded in throwing
| a portion of his forces on the
right bank of the Niemen. Desperate fighting ensued in the
northern and western suburbs."
Geneva: An Austrian officer
says the Russian retreat is a
masterpiece of terrifying and
systematic devastation, recalling
the great Russian retreat which
ended in the defeat of Napoleon
in 1812. An immense sea of fire
stretches behind the retiring armies, every village being fired.
The Austro-German troops are
greatly delayed and are without
shelter for days.
Paris: Along the battlefront,
from the sector north of Arras to
the Aisne river, the great artillery duel is still in progress.
Athens: It is announced that
Servia has accepted in principle
the proposals for territorial concessions to Bulgaria as a basis
for the participation of the Balkan nations in the war. She
stipulates, however, that the new
Servian frontier remain in contact with Greece in  some  parts.
On Russian Front
Petrograd (official): "In the
Riga district the situation is unchanged.
"In the direction ol' Freidrich-
stadt, after the last few days of
stubborn fighting, our troops
have retired further, In the
direction of Jacobstadt and also
Dvinsk, toward the west, there
is no important change.
"On the right of the Vilica
and between the Vilica and the
Niemen, stubborn fighting continued on the front of Podbrodze
to the north of Vilna and Nodoy-
Troki and Genchouki and still
further up to the Niemen.
"On the front between the
sources of the Bohr and PHpel
there is no essential change. In
the course of Saturday night and
Sunday in this region there was
only rearguard fighting.
"As a consequence of the enemy massing strong forces south
of Vladimir-Volynskyi, with a
view to developing an offensive
towards Lutsk, Staroe and Roj-
istche, in an endeavor to turn
our right flank in Galicia, we
took the necessary measures to
change the position of our forces.
These changes were executed on
Friday and Saturday under cover
of actions northwest of Lulsk."
Fomenting Balkan Trouble
Bucharest: Germany and Austria are doing everything in their
power to bring about war between Bulgaria and her neighbors. A fresh invasion of Servia,
in the opinion of competent critics, will begin in about ten days
hence and possibly will be made
from the east, enemy forces be
ing taken through the strip of
Servia near the Roumanian frontier into Bulgaria and thence
towards Nish.
In the meantime another menace has become known. A great
massing of German troops is
taking place in the district of
Fogaris, on the northwestern
frontier of Roumania. Two hundred thousand troops have arrived
during the past week at Kron-
stadt and all Hungarian customs
officials have been withdrawn
from the frontier, the intermedi
ate district being handed over to
the Hungarian military authorities.
Other War News
London: Heavy fighting in
the Dardenelles is reported today,
but no details have been made
Paris: There has been violent
artillery fighting at many points
in Argonne, resulting in the
seizure of German trenches.
Athens: Greece is sending a
sharp protest to Turkey complaining of the persecution of Greeks
in Asia Minor. The breaking off
of diplomatic relations, followed
by declaration of war,is expected.
Germans Nearing Grodno
London: The rapid withdrawal
of the immense Russian armies
on the upper Bug river and in the
vicinity of Ziota Lipa is being
carried out without serious  loss.
East of Warsaw the Germans
are advancing.
The fall of Lipsk brings the
invading forces nearer Grodno,
the last great fortress retained
by the Czar's troops.
British Diver's Daring
Athens: Reports received here
indicate that a British submarine
entered the harbor of Constantinople, destroying a bridge across
part of the harbor by means of a
There has been heavy fighting
in the Dardanelles, but no reports have been issued by the
Allies. ���
Airship Sheds Destroyed
Paris: Allied airmen have destroyed Zeppelin   aerodromes  in
(Continued on Page Four)
Prince Rupert fair opens on
September 22.
Ruddy & MacKay's new motor
car is now in service.
Hazelton fishermen are making
good catches of trout.
Allan Bate left on Thursday
for his home in Ottawa.
J. McDonald, of Smithers, was
among Monday's arrivals.
* George MacKay,   of Pleasant
Valley, was in town on Monday.
A party of miners left today to
begin work on the Comeau group.
D. M. McQuesten, of Prince
Rupert, arrived on Thursday's
A movement for the formation
in Hazelton of a branch of the
Canadian Red Cross is on foot.
A seven-room dwelling is being built on the Cunningham lot,
adjoining the Anglican Church.
The duck season opened on
Wednesday, but no birds have
been bagged in this vicinity as
Mrs. John Newick left on Monday for a visit to her sister, Mrs.
(Rev.) R. W. Lee, at Summer-
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, arrived from Smithers on Monday.
He will remain here for two
Kenneth Morrison returned on
Wednesday from Tacla Lake,
where he was engaged in forestry work.
Born -At Hazelton Hospital, on
Thursday, September 2, a son to
Mr. and Mrs. John N. Carr, of
Miss Ruth Adams, who has
resigned from the Hospital nursing staff, left on Monday for
Wm. Ware, manager of the
Hudson's Bay Company's store,
left yesterday for Victoria for a
brief visit to his family.
A. S. Beaton returned this
week from his season's prospecting in the Groundhog district.
He reports an exceptionally favorable season. There was little
rain, and for 27 days he did not
find it nee'essary to pitch his tent.
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Two Great Generals."
A mixed quartet will sing. All
are cordially invited. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1915
The Omineca Mioer
Published eveky 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, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, September 4, 1915.
No. 1
A branch of live stock raising with which the Canadian farmer
is not too well acquainted is dealt with in the latest government
agricultural bulletin, which we recommend to the attention of
settlers in this part of the province.
"Most parts of Canada where live stock production prevails are
suitable to the raising of Angoras, especially if the land is high and
dry the greater part of the year. They will withstand the rigor of
even the coldest winter and do not require any greater shelter than
a shed to protect them from the wind and storm, providing a sufficient quantity of nutritious food and pure water are supplied. The
Angora goat performs a two-fold service in the Canadian scheme of
farming. It produces a high grade of mohair and at the same time
may be used for the destruction of underbrush on lands to be broken
for subsequent cultivation." Such is one of the opening paragraphs
of Pamphlet No.12 of the Sheep and Goat Division of the Live Stock
Branch devoted to the Angora Goat and general discussion on the
methods of management, feeding and breeding and of mohair
production, that can be had at no cost whatever by application to
the Publications Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa. The
pamphlet gives a brief sketch of the origin and history of the
Angora, which, from being a native of Turkey in Asia has travelled
somewhat extensively into South Africa, is fairly well known in the
United States and not as well known in Canada as desirable.
Mohair, of which Turkey in times of peace supplies 10,000,000 lbs.
annually, South Africa 15,000,000 lbs. and the rest of the world
6,000,000 lbs., is the technical name given the hair of the Angora
goat. The word is derived from the French "mohere" and, primarily, from the Arabic "mukhayar," meaning mohair cloth. This,
with a vast deal more information about a particularly useful goat,
is furnished in the pamphlet under our notice. Nature and the
necessary treatment for breeding and raising are set forth with
details of market possibilities, of shearing, of grading, and of the
preparation for shipment. Extracts from letters written by
successful breeders in Canada and the United States telling of their
experience are printed, as well as some account of the complaints
to which the animals are occasionally subjected, with advice as to
preventatives and remedies. Illustrations of types and the fleeces
carried at various ages lend impression, expression and interest to
the pamphlet.   ���
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Coming Immigration i
Sir Clement Kinloch-Cooke, M. J
P., in a treatise on  "War Problems and How to Meet Them,"!
declares   that   "a   considerable!
number of men  engaged  in  the;
war have already expressed their
intention, when free, of transferring themselves and their families,
either to Canada or Australia."
He goes on  to say that the example of these will  be  widely
followed, and that in his opinion
and  in the general opinion of
well informed authorities,  there
will be a remarkable movement
to the Overseas Dominions at the
close of the war.
Good Ore on Findlay
Prince George, Aug. 30:���Larry
Canty, a pioneer of the Northern
interior of British Columbia, who
had both feet frozen in the north
last winter, reports mining active
around Finlay Forks. His syndicate has staked eight claims on
Mount Lawrence, and R.D.Feth-
erstonhaugh of Vancouver has
staked ten, besides what he had
before.     Mr.  Fetherstonhaugh,
who has gone to Edmonton, says
he will put in a stamp mill next
year. One hundred and ten
assays of the ore, which is free-
milling gold quartz, are said to
have averaged four dollars per
ton. Mr. Canty says the great
need is for roads, Edmonton now
getting most of the trade because
the railway from there is partly
The Favorite    CADfFNT^      We Lead-
Shopping place  wilwmi O Others Follow
is on  in   full swing, and you will
require jars.
We recommend "Economy" fruit jars
for all kinds of fruits, vegetables and
These jars are made with scientific
tops that are safe and reliable, and
absolutely airtight if used according
to directions.
We have the jars in pints and quarts
and also extra tops.
We have the best cane sugar for
canning purposes.
��3i R. S. SARGENT, LTD. Hr��on
Benefits Alining
Certainly the war is benefitting
the mining industry in an increased market and high prices for
metals. Copper has climbed to
20c for electrolytic, the highest
price since 1907; lead is quoted
at 6c in New York, and zinc is
selling around 19c per lb. Molybdenite is quoted in London at $23
to $23.50 per unit on 90 per cent
ore with a penalty of 25c per
unit from that point to 80 per
cent. Ferro - molybdenum is
quoted at $4.50 per lb. Aluminum
brings $500 to $525 a ton, and
crude antimony is quoted at $335
per ton. Nickel brings $1000 a
ton. Bismuth is valued at $2.50
per lb.���Mining Record.
costs $1 and no more to join the
N. B. C. Agricultural and Industrial Assn., payable at any time
before October 1st next.
The Government base the Fair
grant each year on Membership
450 was the membership for
1914, $400 the Goverment grant,
and 1000 members is the number
wanted for 1915, which means a
corresponding increase in the
Government grant for 1916.
Your dollars mean a better and
larger Fair.
Your dollar means more dollars
spent on the Fair in September
Your dollars will aid development, increase payrolls and bring
profit and prosperity to yourself
and your community.
to the Secretary, P. O. Box 1657,
Prince Rupert, as one of those
who are boosting for a prosperous Northland.
Or hand your subscription in at
The Miner office.
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
SS- "P''""" ��!!��" or "Prin��"  Sophia"  leaves Prince Rupert every
SATURDAY at 6 p. m.     S. S. "Princeu Maquinna" leaves
Prince Rupert every Sunday at 6 p.m.
��    J. (i. McNab,   Cor. 3rd Ave. and 4th St.,   Prince Rupert, bTcT
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
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
P.M up Capital $1,600,000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that the Grand Trunk
Pacific Railway Company, whose address is Winnipeg, Man., will apply for
a license to take and use 120 acre feet
per annum of water out of Mosquito
Lake, also known as Bigelow Lake.
The water will be diverted from the
Lake at a point about 1,000 feet south
of the N.W. corner of the S.W. 1 Lot
4266, T.4, R.5, Coast District, and wi"
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Sir Wilfred Laurier is il
be used for  Railway  pu
notice was posted on the
purposes. This
he ground on the
16th day of July, 1915. A copy of this
notice and an application pursuant
thereto and to the "Water Act, 1914,"
will be filed in the office of the Water
Recorder at Hazelton, B.C. Objections
to the application may be filed with the
said Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament
Buildings, Victoria. B.C., within thirty
days after the first appearance of this
notice in a local newspaper. The date
of the first publication of this notice is
August 28, 1915.
The Grand Trunk Pacific Railway Co.,
52-3 By H.H.Hansard, Agent.
?,j     Lord and Lady Aberdeen are to
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Charles F. Law, of
Vancouver, occupation broker, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at post planted on the
north shore of Tacla Lake, one mile
east of Driftwood River, thence 80
thains west, 40 chains north, 80 chains
east, 40 chains south to point of commencement, containing 320 acres more
or less.
July 24, 1915. Charles F. Law.
Hazelton Land District.        District of
Take notice that Frank Wooliver,
of Vancouver, occupation prospector,
intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on
the north shore of Tacla Lake, one
mile east of Driftwood River, thence
south 80 chains, east 40 chains, north
80 chains, west 40 chains, to point of
commencement, containing 320 acres
more or less.
July 24, 1915. Frank Wooliver,
visit Canada this fall.
The Sheik-ul-Islam has declared
a holy war against Italy.
Saskatchewan wheat will average 20 bushels to the acre.
subscriptions be devoted to the
establishment of a disablement
fund for the assistance of incapacitated soldiers.
The steamer Admiral Watson
was sunk in Seattle harbor, in a>l
collision resulting from the heavy j��
smoke overhanging the Sound.     JQ
The season will soon  be open,  and you will =
need some of the following: =
12, 16 or 20 guage shot gun  Shells, Cartridges for 8
Rifles, Shot, Powder,  Wads,  Sights,  Grease, Ther- |
mos   Bottles g
A vote on  prohibition   will  be,!
There  is a   keen   demand  in' taken in Newfoundland in  Nov-I^    Hunting   Coats,   With   Large   Pockets,   Only  $3.50    |
England for Canadian apples.      | ember.     The approval  of forty
A serious prairie fire occurred Per cent of the electorate is re-
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
some miles north of Winnipeg.
Greece has agreed to a strict
suppression of trade in contraband.
Canada will establish a hospital
near Paris for wounded French
Five thousand   persons   were
! Hudson's Bay Company S
British Columbia prohibitionists = * * '      E
are organizing for the approach-1= HAZELTON, B.C. g
ing campaign, and are demanding o'!ii��iiiiiiit3iiiiiiiiiiiiCMiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiico3iiiiiiiliiiito:iiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiii[3iiiiiiiiiiiico
an early plebiscite on  the liquor
In  Zeppelin  raids  in England
89 men, women and children have
been killed and 220 injured.    Not
rendered homeless by floods in Lne-80ldier or sailor has been even
Arkansas.       j wounded.
Savings bank deposits in Can- j The United Statea praposos a
ada are $20,000,000 greater than convention under which the cus-
a year ago.  (.()ms ancj finances of Hayti  shall
The U.S. submarine F-4, sunk
last March  near  Honolulu,
been raised.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
I1VFRY and STAGFV We'are PrePared t0 supply private
LrlYUM    Uim  JJ/iULJ  and   public  conveyances   day  and
night,     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
G. Walker in connection General Blacksmith
Consign  your shipments in   Our
Care  for  Storage  or   Delivery.
i  Add roes all communications to Hazelton.
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Ruddy & MacKay
Eighteen Montreal firemen were
be administered by an American
has receiver-general.
Alvo von Alvensleben
man    well    known    in
a Ger-1
injured by the collapse of a burn-1 Columbia, is  now   prominent in
ing building. the  pro-German  propaganda  in
United States.
COAL mining rights of 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 ^o the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
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 Hhall 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 and pay the
royalty thereon. If the. coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C an 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.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Full packs of salmon are reported from nearly all the Skeena canneries.
Lieut.-Col. Leckie, of  Vancou-
On Monday a carrier pigeon
arrived at Los Angeles, having
made the flight of 2200 miles from
Three Trains Weekly
iTo Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, St. Paul,
Chicago, Eastern Canada & U.S., Monday, Thursday
Saturday 6:08 p.m.
THRFP RftATQ WFFKI Y To Vancouver- Victoria, Seattle,
1 nllLC DUil Id?! CiLilYL I San Francisco San Diego Exposition
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 10:00 a. m. from Prince Rupert
ver has been made a  brigadier-! Norfolk, Ohio, in live days, nine | Full particulars cheerfully furnished by Local Agent or
general, for services at the front.  |10IUS- ;51 minutes.^
British   Columbia
New Zealand will impose a
super-tax of 50 per cent on all
importations from hostile countries.
Through service on the Canadian Northern will be started this
month, according to Sir William
It is rumored that Premier
Goremykin, ofUussia, willresign,
owing to criticisms of his  munitions policy.
umbermen      Troops have been called out to
have pooled their production,   to suppress    Mexican    bandits   in
fill   war orders for thirty million  Texas,
feet of lumber at the  rate of a
million feet a day.
Great Britain has laid a second
line of nets across the channal
from Scotland to France, to prevent German submarines interfering with shipping.
The number of letters and
postcards mailed  in Canada has
Boles in lhe rear of the  Ger-1
man    lines    are   attacking   the
invaders, using guerrilla tactics--.
Arriving at Jaurez on Monday, i fallen off thirty per cent. Busi-
General Villa ordered the shoot- ness depression and the war tax
ing of thirty-two persons, for j are the reasons given,
political reasons.
Fresh Bread Every Day
Colonel Roosevelt vexed Secretary of War Garrison by addressing the citizen soldiers
encamped  at Plattsburg, N.Y.,
on the question of preparedness. Assay Office and Mining Office
He  said   the   United States had Arts and ^W^CT^Sigwur Street
Hazelton Coffee
Opposite Police Office
No other place
can surpass us
To George Fryer ond H. A. Wilson, or to any
person ��tr persons to whom you or either of you
may have transferred your Interests. Take notice
that I, the undersigned co-owner with ybtl In the
North Star No. 1 and North Star No. 2 Mineral
Claims, situated on Skeena mountain, in the
Hazelton Mining Division of Omineca District,
Province of British Columbia, have done the
required amount of work on the above mentioned
claims for the year ending August 22, 1916, in
order to hold the Bame under section 24 of the
Mineral Act, and if within 90 days of the publication of this notice you fail or refuse to contribute
$136.67, your portion of such expenditure, together
with the GOlta of this advertisement, your interests
in the said minerat claims wilt become the property
of the undersigned, under section 28 of the
Mineral Act. 62-12
Dated at Skeena Crossing, B.C., this 28th day
of August, 1915. M.Il.Jamicson, Co-owner,
played an ignoble part and should The  Estate  0f J.  O'Sullivan
be   prepared   to   defend   their
Madame Melba has given $152,-
500 to the British Red Cross, that
being the total receipts for her
recent world tour.
It is proposed to remove a
Mennonite colony of 300 from
Saskatchewan to the Stuart river
district of Northern B.C.
Following Canada's example,
South Africa is providing money
for a large number of machine
guns for the use of her troops.
The proposal is made that the
province should build or purchase
shipping for the carriage of lumber and other products of B.C.
Sufficient machine guns for the
use of the Canadian soldiers have
been provided by public subscription, and the militia department is now asking that future
Ex-President Taft proposes
that the United States take steps
for the formation of a league of
nations for the arbitration of
international quarrels.
A grand jury which investigated the lynching of Leo Frank,
in Georgia, reported on Thursday
that it had been unable to rind
evidence to indict anyone.
The .Miner is two dollars a year.
Prcvinci.il Assaycrs and Chemists
Established  1897 by tho late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 2(5 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
Major General Hughes, Canadian minister of militia, will henceforth be known as Sir Samuel
Hughes, the King having conferred on him the order of the Bath.
The greatest drop in the price
of flour since the war began was
noted on Tuesday, when it fell
from $7 to $6.25 a barrel. The
price at the beginning of the war
was $5.80.
for any   period from one month upward at $1 per
month In advance.   Thin rate includes office  con-
  tultationB and medicines, as well as all coBts while
in the hospital.   Tickets obtainable  in   Hazelton
(IIIVPKSION AND USE ) at the Tost Office or the Drug Store; in Aldermere
IUIVESKB1UN AP.U use..) from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
TAKE   NOTICE   that Sydney Child, j or by mail from the Medical Superintendent atthe
whoso address is P. O. Box 283, Vic- " "'
toria, B. C, will apply for a licence to
take and use lifty inches of water out
of Lost Crook Lake, which drains into
Manson Creek, about three miles from
Manson town. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point at the
West ond, about 100 yards from Lost
Creek Trail, and will be used for mining
purpose upon the placer land described
as Lease No. 273, Manson Creek, "Mos-
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Surveyors
Offices at Victo. ia, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.   New Hazelton.
quito Bar." This notice was posted on
the ground on the 2nd day of August,
1915. A copy of this notice and application pursuant thereto and to the
"Water Act, 1914," will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Hazelton, B.C. Objections to the application
may be filed with the said Water
Recorder or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B.C., within thirty days of
the first appearance of this notice in a
local newspaper.
Wild Government land in the Omineca
Mining Division of B.C.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is August 21st, 1915
B. C. L.
Sydney Child, Applicant.
Francis T. Child, Agent.
Fort George
Watch Repairing
O. A. RAGSTAD,    Smithers
Orders may be left it Noel & Rock's, Hazelton THE -OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4 1915
(Continued from Page One)
Belgium,   by   dropping inflammable bombs.
Residents of Maasbode report
that Allied aviators attacked and
destroyed a large aircraft building in Ghent.
Seeking a Scapegoat
Warning Before Attack
Washington: Ambassador von
Bernstorff today informed Secretary of State Lansing that the
German government accepts the
principle that passenger liners
should  be  warned  before being
Washington:     It   is   learned'attacked by submarines.
from German sources that the
commander of the submarine
which sunk the Arabic is to be
courtmartialed and punished for
disobedience of orders.
Coal Strike Ended
London. It is believed the
British government has come to
a decision in the matter of national service. Instead of conscription, each district will be required
to furnish a certain number of
men from time to time.
The government has taken
over the South Wales coal mines,
thus ending the dispute which
caused the miners to strike.
A Russian Success
Petrograd: Successful Russian
counter-attacks on a wide front
in the Stripa river district, in
eastern Galicia, are reported in a
Russian official statement given
out here today. The Russians
claim to have captured 3000 prisoners, thirty cannon and thirty-
four machine guns.   .
Progress of Retreat
London: The Russian rearguards are making desperate
resistance to the efforts of von
Hindenburg's southern wing and
Prince Leopold of Bavaria's
troops to cut off the Russians
who are still clinging to Vilna
and Grodno, according to the
Petrograd correspondent of the
Times. The nature of the ground
greatly aids the Russians in their
task of regrouping in their new
positions in the rear. The latest
movement of Field-Marshal von
Mackensen's army against the
trunk line between Koveland and
Kiev, which might isolate the
Russian troops in Galicia, is regarded seriously in Petrograd,
but the broken and woody nature
of the ground is expected to retard the advance in this direction.
It is persistently rumored that
President Rodzianko, of the Duma, will shortly be appointed
premier with wide powers as to
the formation of a cabinet.
Arabic's Assassin Sunk
London: The German submarine which sank the Arabic
was herself sunk the same day
by a British patrol boat while
attacking the Houlder liner Nico-
sian. Information given on the
same day to Washington says the
submarine was sunk near the
spot where the Arabic was sunk.
Servia is Agreeable.
Paris: The Servian government has been informed that
Greece will comply with the requests of the Allies in regard to
the concessions to Bulgaria.
Japs Will Give Aid
Paris: It is believed Japan
will assist in the forcing of the
Dardanelles, according to a statement made by Baron Hayashi,
Japanese ambassador, who says
Japan has not ceased to collaborate with the Allies. "The world
will be astonished when it learns
what she has done and will do.
We must not allow the enemy to
profit by giving information as
to the movement of our troops.
Noted Airman Killed
Paris: Adolphe Pegoud, the
famous aviator, has been killed,
at the age of 26. He brought
down his sixth German aircraft
on July 11.
Advancing in Gallipoli
London: An official statement
has been received from Gallipoli
peninsula, where British forces
are operating against the Turks.
The report says: "Further fighting on the 27th and 28th on the
northern sector of the line has
resulted in the capture of an important tactical point commanding the Buvuuk Anafarta valley
to the east and north and an
appreciable gain of ground by
the Australians and New Zealand troops. The fighting was
almost entirely hand-to-hand and
of a severe character, very heavy
losses being inflicted on the
Turks and three of their guns,
three trench mortars, three hundred rifles, five hundred bombs
and a large quantity of small
arms ammunition captured by
Four more Turkish transports
have been  sunk  in   the Sea of
Marmora by British submarines.
Russians Defeat Enemy
Petrograd: The total number
of Austro-Germans made prisoners exceeds 100 officers and 7,000
men, of whom one-third are Germans. This is the outstanding
feature of an official statement
last night.
The statement says: "On the
right bank of the Meretchanka
river the fighting is still of the
same desperate character. One
of our regiments, which had been
surrounded by the enemy, broke
through and annihilated a German battalion, taking seventy
prisoners. The enemy made the
most stubborn attacks on August
30-31, in the districts of Radzie-
chow, Zolvtch;'ff and Zberow, at
Bourltanoff on the Stripa and at
Boutchateh, The enemy was
repulsed everywhere, suffering
enormous losses."
Confidence in Russians
London : The Russians are
developing unexpected strength
in the north, where they continue
to hold Von Hindenburg's forces
back. Near Vilna the Grand
Duke's soldiers scored a success
over the Germans. There is
growing confidence in the outcome of the  Russian   campaign.
A report in Berlin says the
Germans have captured the outer
forts at Grodno.
the greatest "soldiers'   battle"
since Inkerman.
Grodno Evacuated
Petrograd: An official communication made public last night
by the Russian war office announces the evacuation of the
fortress of Grodno by the Russian
forces, and the retirement of the
troops to the right bank of the
Niemen river. The statement
says: "Near Grodno, after having
held the enemy as long as was
considered necessary, i n order
to enable us to evacuate this
point, our troops on the night of
Sept. 1, crossed to the right bank
of the Niemen river. To the
south of Grodno, on the whole
front as far as the Pripet river,
the situation is without essential
In the south, the forces under
Ivanoff are retiring slowly to the
Galician border, harrying the
advancing Germans by frequent
and vigorous counter-attacks.
Big Guns Busy
London: On the western battle-
front, which has of late seen
little but heavy artillery exchanges, a tremendous big gun
duel is now in progress. The
object is not yet is not yet apparent.
Has Tirpitz Resigned?
Amsterdam: It is reported
today that Von Tirpitz, admiral
of the the German navy, has resigned, as a result of the failure
of his submarine campaign a-
gainst Britain. Von Pohl, commander of the battleship fleet, is
his successor, the report says.
Capture Many Divers
New York: An officer of the
White Star line says the submarine which destroyed the Arabic
was captured in a steel net. The
vessel was one of the largest,
carrying a double crew for training.
Within the last sixty days the
British have captured fifty German submarines.
Turks Hemmed In
Paris: An important part of
the Turkish forces on the Gallipoli peninsula has been surrounded by the Allies and its surrender
is imminent, says an Athens despatch.
The struggle for the crest of
Sadi Bahr is said to have been
Robekt Bridges, Poet Laureate.
Thou careless, awake!
Thou peacemaker, fight!
Stand, England, for honor.
And God guard the Right!
Thy mirth lay aside,
Thy cavil and play:
The foe is upon thee,
And grave is the day.
The monarch. Ambition
Hath harnessed his slaves;
But the folk of the Ocean
Are free as the waves.
For Peace thou art armed
Thy Freedom to bold:
Thy Courage as iron,
Thy Good faith as gold.
Through Fire, Air and Water
Thy trial must be:
But they that love life best
Die gladly for thee.
The Love of their mothers
Is strong to command;
The fame of their fathers
Is might to their hand.
Much suffering shall cleanse
But thou through the flood
Shall win to Salvation,
To Beauty through blood.
Up, careless, awake!
Ye peacemakers, fight!
England Stands for Honor
God Defend the Right!
A highly successful fair, with
splendid exhibits from the interior, is predicted for Prince Rupert
by A. J. Prudhomme, of the
coast city, who arrived here yesterday from the Bulkley Valley,
where he spent several days.
The exhibition, which opens on
September 22, is going to be well
worth visiting, Mr. Prudhomme
says, and large parties of visitors
from all points tributary to Rupert will be on hand.
One of the attractions, it is
expected, will be a baseball tournament, in which the Hazelton,
Ketchikan and Prince Rupert
teams will play.
Gun Fund Acknowledged
The acting minister of militia
has acknowledged the contribution of $1000 by the people of
Hazelton and vicinity, for the
purchase of a machine gun. The
department will purchase the
gun, which will be sent to one
of the British Columbia battalions
now at the front, as a gift from
this district.
Alleged Boodlers Arrested
Winnipeg, Sept. 3:���Ex-Premier Roblin and Hon. J.H.Howden,
Dr. Montague and G.R.Coldwell,
former cabinet ministers, appeared before Sir Hugh John Macdonald, police magistrate, on
charges of conspiracy to defraud
the province. They were remanded, being allowed bail of
$50,000 each.
Smokes for Soldiers
Although other importantfunds
have claimed attention, the soldier's tobacco fund is not being
overlooked in Hazelton. Substantial sums to purchase smokes
for our boys at the front have
been collected and forwarded by
Government Agent Hoskins, the
Union Bank, and Mrs. Hogan and
Miss Goddard of the Hospital.
A Fatal Fire
San Francisco, Sept. 4:���St.
Francis school for girls-was burned this morning. Through the
heroism of Sister Mary Agnes,
52 children and six blind adults
were saved. At least two were
The Ivan hoe concentrator at
Sandon was destroyed by fire on
Popular at Front
Returning from the battlefront
to London a few days ago, General Hughes said:
"Every one in the Canadian
lines is interested and enthusiastic
about the machine gun campaign
in Canada. There is no question
that more of these will save
many hundreds of lives. I saw
a plan of the German trench
which is opposite the Canadians,
and there seemed to be a machine gun placed every few yards.
In some spots there were groups
of three or four."
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