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VOL. V, NO. 27
Vancouver, Feb. 28,���The final
count of votes cast in Saturday's
byelection gives M. A.Macdonald,
the opposition candidate, 9,592,
Hon. C. E. Tisdall 5,432, and
Ex-mayor L. D. Taylor 133.
Mr. Tisdall believes he was defeated through a combination of
1 hard times and a general desire
to have an opposition in the legislature. Mr. Macdonald says it
was an honest expression of the
opinion and an evidence of the
political evolution of the province.
Premier Bowser states that he
will proceed to carry out the
policy which he has mapped out
in his speeches.
Rossland, Feb. 28:���Saturday's
election resulted in the return of
Hon. Lome A.Campbell, the new
minister of mines by a majority
of 9 over Mayor Wilson. The
Socialist candidate polled only
ten thousand marched along Un-
ter den Linden crying for bread
and peace.    They were dispersed
Victoria, Mar. 2:���The last session of the present legislature
was opened today by Lieutenant-
Governor Barnard, with the usual
ceremonies. M. A. Macdonald,
the first Liberal member for
several years, was introduced by
Premier Bowser and Parker Williams.
Government legislation announced included loans to farmers, a separate portfolio for
agriculture, the new workmen's
compensation act, and a prohibition measure.
Washington, Feb. 28:���Hon.
Elihu Root, in an arraignment of
the Wilson administration,charges
it "with lack of foresight to
make timely provision for backing up American diplomacy by
actual or assured military force;"
with "the forfeiture of the world
respect for our assertion of rights
by pursuing the policy of making
threats and of failing to make
them good;" and with "a loss of
moral force in the civilized world
through failure to interpret to
the world the spirit of American
democracy in its attitude toward
the terrible events which accompanied the early stages of the
Coming Events
March 8 Red Cross Tea at residence
of H.H.Little, 3 to 5:30 p.m.
March 9���W. A. Sewing Party, Mission House, 3 p.m.
March 10- Whist Drive in aid of Red
Cross, in Schoolhouse, 8 p.m.
March 17-Grand Concert for the
benefit of the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
Paris: Germans are fiercely
renewing attacks on Verdun, and
are bringing up heavier guns.
Near Douamont German attacks'by mounted police,
were repulsed with heavy losses.
Fightingcontinues with redoubled
The British are preparing to
strike a sudden, powerful blow
against the Germans in the Ypres | Lom]on. Bl.itish) Prench,RU8-
district in an effort to lighten the j sian and Italian representatives
pressure against the French atL|u shortly meet to det.ide means
Verdun. Despatches from Am-110 fight German trade ftfter the
sterdam report the tremendous
artillery fire along the British
front is becoming more intense.
Amsterdam: Germans are reported to be concentrating fresh
troops and guns at Spincourt,
twenty miles east of Verdun.
Swiftwings, arriving at Newport
News, report having been fired
on by German undersea raiders,
their escape being due to heavy
Athens: Conditions in Constantinople are constantly growing worse and are now bordering
on a revolution. Opponents of
Enver Pasha are reported to be
seeking an agreement with the
Allies, with a view to making a
separate peace.
Washington:     By   a vote  of
68-14 the senate   today   tabled
The guns have roared seven hours j Senator Gore's resolution warning
Americans off belligerent armed
ships.    This quells in the senate
without ceasing, the German
trenches receiving a fearful hammering. Two German counter- j the agitation whicn embarrassed
attacks to regain trenches lost to PreSident Wilson in his negotiations regarding submarines with
the British  were  repulsed   with
heavy losses.
London: It is reported from
Berlin that the great German
losses at Verdu'i, despite efforts
of the German press to be cheer-
full, have caused general dejection there, especially among the
women.     Last night a crowd of
London: The Russian steamer
Vasili Veliliji, 14,000 tons, was
sunk yesterday with a loss of
eight of her crew.     The  mine
sweeper Primula was torpedoed
in the Mediterranean. The British steamers Lady Plymouth and
Petrograd :     Russian   troops
I have captured Bitlis, in the Lake
! Van  district, an important forti-
Jfied town in Armenia, 110 miles
southeast of Erzerum.     The entire    Van  region  is now under
control of the Russians.
London: A German seaplane,
returning from a raid on England,
was yesterday picked up near
The British prize court has
condemned 50 tons of aluminum,
shipped from America and destined to Sweden, apparently for
German consumption.
Ottawa, Feb. 29:-The following resolution has been introduced
iti the house of commons:
"That with a view to increasing
the power of the Allies in the
prosecution of the war, the Government of Canada should enter
into immediate consultation with
His Majesty's Government in
Great Britain, the other dominions, India, and the colonies, in
order, with their aid, to bring
the whole economic strength of
the Empire into co-operation with
our allies in a policy directed
against the enemy."
Hot Time in Hop Joint
Vancouver, Mar. 3:��� The keeper of a Chinese opium joint raided by detectives last night threw
a kerosene lamp and opium pipes
in the stove, causing a fire in
which Detectives Ricci and Sinclair were injured, as well as six
Chinamen.   The detectives, find-
i ing the stairway in flames, chopped out the iron-barred window
;and forced the Chinese to jump
twenty feet to the street, after
which they escaped  themselves.
Red Cross Whist Drive
In the schoolhouse, on Friday
evening, the 10th, a whist drive
will be held in aid of the Red
Cross, under the management of
the following committee: Misses
Agnes and Jean Grant, Mrs.
Sealy, Mrs. Anderson; Messrs.
J.M.MacCormick and J. W. Morison. Cards at 8 o, clock. Dancing at conclusion. A good time
assured.   Tickets 50 cents.
The fortnightly sewing party
in aid of the Patriotic Fund will
be held at the Mission House on
Thursday afternoon, the 9th, at
3 o'clock.
Methodist Church
A Sung Service with special
music will be held in St. Andrew's
Hall tomorrow evening.
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
on the subject: "The story of the
Gospel Hymns." All are invited.
At St. Peter's Church on Wednesday morning, Mar. l.Mr. John
Love and Miss Anna Haggblad,
both of Kispiox Valley, were
united in marriage. Rev. J. Field
officiating. The happy couple
left for the Valley immediately
after the ceremony.
Red Cross Tea
Mrs. Little is giving a Tea in
aid of the Red Cross Society on
Wednesday afternoon next, from
3 to 5:30. Everyone is cordially
Roumania's Queen Dead
London, Mar. 3:���Queen Elizabeth of Roumania is dead.
Labor Men Wont Run
Vancouver, Mar. 3:���The six
labor candidates for the general
election have been withdrawn by
Vancouver trades and labor council.      	
Providence, R. I., Mar. 3:���An
explosion in the "Journal" plant
today caused a fire which, however, was extinguished with but
slight damage.
The paper is carrying on a
vigorous campaign agsinst the
German propaganda in the U. S.
R.E.Allen left for Burns Lake
Dr. Maclean,of Smithers, spent
Thursday in town.
Frank and Jack Lee left for
Alaska on Tuesday.
Rev.Mr.Frank and Mrs. Frank
returned to Smithers on Monday.
W.J.Carr returned on Tuesday
from a trip to the Bulkley Valley.
Mrs. Hugh Taylor and family
are leaving today to join Mr.
Taylor at Fort Fraser.
A. E. Player and A. R. Macdonald left yesterday for a brief
visit to the coast cities.
Work is progressing rapidly on
the Chicago Group, with two
shifts now working on the tunnel.
G. A. McAlpine, of Edmonton,
who is interested in the Chicago
Group, arrived from the east last
Mrs. and Miss Rowe, who have
been spending the winter in town,
left on Tuesday for their ranch
in Kispiox Valley.
W. A. Stevens, who has been
with the G. T. P., at Seaton,
is in town, will leave for Rupert on
Tuesday to join the 102nd.
Wm. McAdam, of Edmonton,
who is interested in the Red
Rose, visited the property this
week to inspect development.
The annual meeting of shareholders in Hazelton Hall Association will be held in Assemby
Hall on Tuesday evening next,
March 7, at 8 p.m.
The Leap-Year dance given by
the Athletic Association on the
29th was a very successful affair,
"ladies choice" dances being a
feature of the evening.
Mr. and Mrs. S.W.N.Saunders
left on Monday for Prince George,
Mr. Saunders having been transferred to a position in the government office in that town.
H. W. Sharpe, who is now a
private in the 102nd Battalion, is
here on a few days' leave. Private Burrington is also visiting
his family. Both are proud of
their corps.
Chief Minty received word on
Friday that Mrs. P. Sheehan had
disappeared from her home in
the Kispiox valley the previous
night. Every effort is being
made to locate her.
A. Erskine Smith, the mining
operator who is interested in
promising copper properties on
Rocher de Boule mountain, is
expected in Hazelton about Mar.
15. He will be accompanied by
Alexander Sharp, M.E.
The local players who took
part in "What Happened to
Jones" held a dress rehearsal at
New Hazelton last night in preparation for their presentation
of that popular comedy in Smithers next Monday night. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCA 4, 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday, March 4, 1916.
No. 27
portnnity to furnish the world
with iron and steel, as well as
the more precious metals, gold,
silver, iead, copper,zinc,mercury,
antimony, molybdenum, etc. But
the policy of the banks and of
the governments, both Dominion
and provincial, he added, must be
altered, and more encouragement
given to the development of the
natural wealth, so that citizens
would not be forced to go to
other countries for capital to exploit Canadian industries and so
allowing, as at present, their
ownership to pass out of Canada.
The decisive defeat of Hon. C. E. Tisdall in the Vancouver by-
election last Saturday was a great surprise to the Conservative
party, and nearly as much a surprise to the opposition; for while
the Liberals, naturally, claimed that their candidate would be
returned, not even the most sanguine dared to predict such an
overwhelming majority as the final count showed.
There is seldom much use in attempting to explain a defeat, but j
in this instance, with a general election coming, it is important to
recognize the causes of the turnover in the provincial metropolis.
The defeated candidate attributes the result to a combination of
hard times and a desire for an opposition in the legislature. No
doubt these reasons weighed with many, for hard times always tell
against the government; and there are few on either side of politics
who do not admit that a lively opposition in the house is desirable.
But these reasons alone are not sufficient to account for the defeat
of so able and popular a member as Mr. Tisdall. We belive the
charges of laxity in connection with the Dominion Trust failure���
which hit Vancouver so hard -found the electorate in a mood to
believe the worst against the government, while the ministerial
campaign,embodied in the notorious pamphlet, "The Crisis in B.C.",
had a greater effect than was expected by members of the government, whose defence against the allegations of the parsons w;is n t
given the same publicity as the charges. The Lucas libel suit
demonstrated the falsity of one portion of the manifest,!), but
otherwise little was done to present the government side of the
case to the public.
Fortunately for the  mining industry of the  province.   Hon
Lome Campbell,   minister of mines,   was  returned in Rossland,
although by a small majority.     His opponent,   the mayor of the
city, was undoubtedly the strongest candidate the opposition could
put up.
In Victoria today Hon. A. C. Flumerfelt, minister of finance
and agriculture, is opposed by H. C. Brewster, the Liberal leader,
and the day will tell whether similar conditions will bring about a
repetition of the result in Vancouver.
Certificate of Improvements
situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Omineca District.
Where located���On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, P. P. Burden,
acting as agent for James D. A. Mc-
Intyre, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B711879, intend, 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 claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 1st day of January, A. D.
191(5. 27-35
j the reserve existing on Lot No. 3534A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
! notice published in the British Columbia
j Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910, is
I cancelled for the purpose of the sale of
i the same to the Grand Trunk Pacific
: Railway Company.
26-34 R. A. RENWICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
February 15th, 1916.
Alexander Sharp, M. E., delivered an able address at Vancouver on "The Mineral Wealth
of British Columbia." Mr Sharp, J
who is a pioneer among mining
engineers of this province,   said:
"With only 20 per cent of the
mineral bearing area of the prov-]
ince prospected, there have been!
found in Briiish Columbia as rich ,
and as great mines as there arej
in the world. Nevertheless conditions are not satisfactory, since
nearly all the mines are owned
by companies whose headquarters
are outside of Canada. Among
these are the Britannia, Granby,
B. C. Copper Co., and Nickel
Plate, the first three being copper producers and the last the
heaviest gold producer in the
province. All of these were
originally owned in British Columbia, and were sold out to
American interests for a 'mess
of pottage.' In addition to these
are the leading mines of Rossland. which have produced $60,-
000,000 to date, and are responsible for financing the construction of many of the best buildings
in Spokane.
"Vancouver district is one of
the most logical places on earth
for smelting ores, refining metals
and manufacturing them into the
thousand different articles for
shipment to the markets of the
world,"   he   continued.     "For
manufacturing, cheap fuel and
water power are required, and
British Columbia has these in
''Seventy-six billion Inns of coal
are known to exist in this prov-
Ince.and water power, lhe cheapest form of iiower known, U
illimitable," he added. "Iron,so
indispensible in all forms of
industry, is known lo exist in
inexhaustible quantities, but has
so far been undeveloped, with
the exception of a deposit on
Texada Island, which a few years
ago shipped 20,000 tons tn Wash-
ington, which was used in the
construction of the battleships
Nebraska ami Oregon."
Mr. Sharp went thoroughly
into the matter of conserving tlie
by-products of coal,no attention to
which was now being paid in the
province,and compared our methods with those employed in. Germany and the United States,
where sulphate of ammonia, now
worth $75 per ton as a fertilizer,
and coal tar, which, aside from
its natural value, was capable by
distillation of being transformed
into coloring* material in 300
different shades, beside a large
number of explosives, chemicals
and drugs were extracted from
the coal.
After the war the commerce of
the world would be greatlv
changed.he declared,and it would
then  be British  Columbia's op-
"WATER ACT, 1914."
Before the Board of Inveitigntion.
In  the matter of Peace River and all
its tributaries within the Province of
British  Columbia,   Including   Black
Jack Gulch, Finlay River, Germansen
Creek, Germansen Lake, Lost Creek,
Lost Lake, Lyon Creek, Manson or
Sawmill Creek, Manson River, Mill
Creek, Mosquito Gulch, Omineca
River, Parsnip River, Quarts Creek,
Silver Creek, Tom Creek, Vital
Creek, and Whitlier Creek.
TAKE NOTICE that each and every
person, partnership, company, or municipality who, on the 12th day ol March,
1909, had water rights on any of the
above-mentioned streams, is directed
to forward on or before the ,'llst day of
March, 1916, to the Comptroller of
Water Rights, at the Parliament
Buildings, al Victoria, a statement
of claim in writing as required by
section 294 of the "Water Act, 1914."
Printed forms for such statement
(Form 50 for irrigation or Form 51 for
other purposes) can be obtained from
any of the Water Recorders in the
The Board of Investigation will
tabulate such claims and will receive
objections thereto if filed, and will give
due notice of the time and place set
for the hearing of claims and objections.
Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 1st day
of February, 1916.
For the Board of Investigation.
24-27 Chairman.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
'      Interior
Prospectors, Miners,
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Henry James, the noted novelist, is dead in London.
No American lives were lost in
the sinking of the Maolja.
Ontario will pass a prohibition
bill and submit it to the people.
. The earnings of the steel trust
are now forty millions a month.
The British government will
fix maximum prices for pig iron.
Felix Diaz is reported to be
preparing for another revolt in
Provincial Secretary Taylor will
act as minister of works during
the session.
Dressmakers in Paris are striking for more pay. They receive
fifty cents a day.
Short courses for prospectors
will be a feature of the University of B.C. program.
The Allies have purchased and
shipped to Europe 1,250,000 Canadian and American horses.
Mount Giekie, south of Jasper,
has been renamed Mount Cavell,
in honor of the martyr nurse.
There is a movement in the
East for the formation of a federal board of health for Canada.
The Italian government has
requisitioned 34 of the 37 German
ships interned in Italian harbors.
It is claimed that the charter
of the C.P.R. exempts that corporation from the new business
The Standard Oil Co., has begun work on 13 tank steamers,
which will cost a million dollars
The C. P. R. is using dynamite
to clear a channel for its steamers through the ice on Okanagan
Admiral von Pohl, who resigned from the command of the German battle fleet a few days ago,
is dead.
The Grand Trunk railway station at Montreal was destroyed
by fire on Wednesday. The cause
is unknown.
Premier Bowser has announced
that a general election for the
province would be held during
the summer.
The war office has declined offers of African natives to join
the army operating against German East Africa.
Zinc men say the million-dollar
plant under construction at Trail
will solve the problem of reducing complex ores.
Tentative plans for the rebuilding of the parliament building are being discussed by party
leaders at Ottawa.
Vancouver council is considering a bylaw requiring the registration of bakers and stamping
of weights on all bread.
A Pekin despatch says a division of Russian troops will embark on Japanese steamers at
Dalny, for Mesopotamia.
Hilaire Belloc, the French military writer, declares that a million German soldiers had been
killed up to the end of 1915.
Quebec has authorized its municipalities to give 5 per cent, of
their gross receipts for the bilingual campaign in Ontario.
The government of New South
Wales has approved a comprehensive scheme for settling returned
soldiers on government land.
Forty guests at a ministerial
banquet in   San   Francisco   on
Monday evening were  made ill I
by eating poisoned ice cream.
Vancouver mining men   urge
the advisability of appointing a
provincial agent in New York, toj
promote the mining interests  of [
Captain Bernier, the Canadian
explorer, who expects to find a
water passage to the North Pole,
will leave for the Arctic regions
in July.
Ten arrests have been made in
Regina in connection with bribery
charges brought against Liberal
members of the Saskatchewan
A Boston man proposes to
build, at a cost of $175,000 a seaplane capable of a flight around
the world. It will carry seven
Government loans to farmers
will come into operation as a
result of legislation to be introduced at this session of the provincial house.
Canadian postmasters are again
authorized to lo issue money orders on Denmark, Holland, Norway and Sweden,at former rates
of commission.
Premier Bowser announces that
a prohibition measure will be
passed by the legislature and
submitted to a vote of lhe people
of the province.
Alberta liquor men have petitioned the legislature for compensation for the losses sustained
through the enforcement of the
prohibition law.
Rotterdam despatches say protest meetings continue to lie held
in Germany, notwithstanding
police restrictions, and rioting is
on the increase.
Mayor Gillette of Prince George
who favors municipal ownership
is on trial for cutting the wires
of the company which supplies
the town with electricity.
The Russian steamer Etiry-
maches. laden with munitions
for Vladivostok, was seriously
damaged by fire in New York
harbor.    Cause unknown.
As a blow at Prince Rupert, it
is proposed in Washington to impose a duty of two cents a pound
on all fish shipped into the U. S.
through foreign territory.
Hon. Lome Campbell has gone
to Ottawa to secure the co-operation of the federal government in
establishing ore reduction works
and shipbuilding plants in B.C.
At Phoenix, the Granby Co.
will pay a wage increase of 25
cents all rqund while copper remains above 22 cents. Miners
were receiving $4 and muckers
In parliament on Monday a
motion by Hon. Wm. Pugsley, to
enfranchise women in all provinces where the provincial franchise had been granted, was
The provincial government will
introduce legislation to guarantee
$2,000,000 for the building of ten
ships in B.C. Five of the vessels
will be built in Victoria and five
in other ports, and their construction will be under government supervision.
Hon. George Foster estimates
that, if Canada's forces are increased to 500,000, only 62 per
cent of the male population between 19 and 40 will will remain I
in the country.
In parliament, Hon. Arthur;
Meighen declared that Canada's
trade returns are now larger than
at any time in the history of the
Dominion, and that the finances
of the country are in good con-:
British sentiment is now over-|
whelmingly in favor of the ex- i
tension of tariff duties. The
chamber of commerce in Manchester, the former stronghold \
of free-traders, rejected a free |
trade resolution by a vote of 988
to 527.	
Expansion At Trail
The Trail smelter is unique, in
that it now produces refined lead
and silver; within a few weeks it
will   be producing  refined zinc,
and soon then after refined  cop-.g
per,  says the Greenwood Ledge, i
The old plant, consisting of both 9
lead and copper smelters.is being =
practically  rebuilt at  the same's
time  that copper converters ate |
being installed and the new zinc =
reduction works rushed  to com- r
I 0
pletion.     The  latter Will  be in ~
operation in  less than a month ��
and making sixty tuns of electro- s
lytic zinc daily.     The  work  of IS
constructing the copper refinery ��
will be  begun  the  moment  the!55
zinc plant is completed.    Eleven ~
hundred men are employed.
Both the old  and  new  plants
recently  have  been  surrounded
with fences, protected by barbed
wire and  guarded  by  Canadian
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.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Platinum is $100 an ounce, but
radium sells at the rate of $9,-
000,000 a pound.
Smithera, B.C.
The deepest mine is in Brazil.
It is 5824 feet deep and in eighty
years has produced $55,000,000
worth of gold.
Certificate of Improvements
CLAIMS, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of Omineca District,
Where located :-On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for C. Ross Palmer,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B79896,
intend sixty days from the date hereof
to apply to the Mining Recorder for a
Certificate of Improvements for the
purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant of
the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 1st day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
Commercial Printing at
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The Miner is two dollars a year.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the dominion,
in Manitoba.  Saskatchewan  and
Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
Northwest Territories and In a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
I may be leased for a term ot twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than li.filil) acres will
he leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent i
or  Sub-Agent of  the district in  which
| the rightB applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must j
lie described by sections, or  legal suh-
i divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed ,
j territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accomnani-!
ed by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royal-1
ty shall be paid on the merchantable !
output of the mine at the rate of five j
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall '
Airnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of mer-1
chantable 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 aere.
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
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to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
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S.S. "Princes*   May"   leave*   Prince   Rupert   at   7   p.m.   on
Feb. 11th, 25th;  March 10th, 21*t and 31��t.
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Express, General Drayage and Freighting
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Steamers arrive Prince Rupert from the South at
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every Friday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at6:08p.m. every Monday and Thursday.    Mixed train leaves at 2:30 P.M. every Saturday.
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G. A. McNicholl.Ant. Cmti. IMtttand Puaewrrr ajant Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 1916
\ I ranks decimated.    They recoiled
under our furious attack and we
: regained the advantage of for-
German Losses Heavy     '   imidable  Potions,   our   soldiers
Paris: The sanguinary struggle i remaming masters of the field of
which is in progress around Fort\ ^��le.     * orty-��ne toinloads of
German wounded were moved to
Douamont is described  as   "an
advance  element  of the old de-'the rear of the enemy-
fensive  organization of the fort-,    A"  the  French   l,nes ln   the
ress of Verdun."   The commun- !m,nJ.ediatce vicin'ty of Vmlun are .���.,.   ,.,,
ique declarestheposition captured !holdlns>r firm- while the Germans    "e   na.
u.,4-un,i ��� *.u:��� ��� :������ u���Jare developing their attack along;1""'1   '."
Bulgars and Turks Afraid
Athens: Alarmed by the Russian advance in Asia Minor and
the inability of Germany to render assistance, Turkey and Bulgaria are reported to be seeking
an understanding with the Allies.
The Turks are hastily evacuating
Trebizond and neighboring ports
on the Black Sea.
New York:     The White Star
line   has   cancelled   its   sailings
e second week in April,
by the Germans this morning has
been recaptured  by   the French
and that all further attacks have I    R'8nt of Way For Wounded
been repulsed. Amsterdam:   All railroad traf-1    New York:   Passengers arm-
The Germans picked the  most j fic through Luxemburg has been ing on  the Rochambeau say the
inopportune time  for the drive,  stopped for 24 hours to allow the Allies are massing an army of a
the most severe weather of the transportation of wounded  from J mi
winter raging.     German  losses ��� the Verdun battle,
are enormous, the French  losses I    Fresh   divisions   of   Germans
being small in comparison. j have passed  through  Metz   on
"Mine fighting is  in  progress!lheil" way to Verdun, where they
lV()lll (ill, (,1S| .,lld s.,,,,1,,,^.        [ostensibly because of dock  congestion at Liverpool.
lion   men   at   Bordeaux   for
in Artois. We exploded mines,
one on the road to Lille and a
second east of Neuville St. Vaast,
under a tunnel occupied by the
P. & O. Liner Lost
London:   The P. & 0. steamer
Maloja struck a mine half an hour! French troops,
from Dover, and was lost.     Of1    Twenty  German
411 passengers,   250 are  known ,:fil'teen  divisions o
to have been saved.
It is evident that the Germans
are to be reserved  for  the  final
Massing Reserves
London: Fresh forces are being concentrated around Verdun,
and the British line is being extended  to  replace part   of   the
The   Kaiser left the Verdun:    a German seaplane  dropped
front on Tuesday.     A  spirit of [bombs on a  portion  of the east
disorganization  prevails   in   the | coast last night, killing an infant.
German general staff, as a result! No material damage was done,
of the   failure   of   the   Verdun j Turks Tired of War
offensive. Bucharest:     Despite   all   the
On   Saturday   15,000  German
wounded were sent to the rear.
An Amsterdam despatch says 220
trainloads of enemy wounded
have arrived at Aix-la-Chappelle.
British Advance
London: The British have retaken the positions on the Ypres-
Comines canal which were taken
by the Germans on Feb. 14 and
have also captured a small salient
of the German line.
Trying Another Section
London: The Germans are now
carrying on a heavy bombardment of the French lines between
Rheims and Soissons, the part of
their   front  lying nearest Paris.
efforts of its German officers, the
Turkish army is in a disorganized
condition, as a result of the continued victories of the Russians
in the Caucasus.
Natives of German Southwest
Africa are enthusiastic at having
come under British rule.
I will be at  the   Hazelton   Hotel
until May 10
divisions and
French have
been engaged in the battle.
Hun Success Unlikely
have sown new minns. parj8;     Latest advices say the
U.S. Naval Plan bombardment  north  of   Verdun
Washington: Rear - Admiral ] continues with great intensity. In
Knight today outlined lo the hand-to-hand fighting north of
naval committee a plan for two Douamont, the Germans were re-
fleets, one on the Pacific, power- pulsed. The enemy captured the
ful enough to meet any enemy on . village of Manheulles, by intense
the west, and an Atlantic fleet artillery fire, but it was re-cap-
second only to that of Great tured by the French. The situa-
Britain. ; tion is improved, and the French
Russians Still Advance jare   reacting   vigorously.      The
Petrograd: The capture of 235' enemy attempt to shift tho battle
officers and 12,753 men, with 323 |is taken as a sign thai the Ger-
guns, in the operations around | man st"ff despairs of success.
Erzerum is officially announced.
The pursuit of the Turkish forces
Tread the Footpath
of Peace
This is the path of him who wears
Hun Attack Repulsed > It is believed the Teutons are pre-: jf you have any Raw Furs to dis-
Paris:    The  situation  around I paring a new  offensive  on  this; ,    . ..
Verdun is now well in hand, and j section of the Allied line. l)OSt" ol- ��1VC mc a <:a"
is considered   quite  satisfactory The Verdun Fighting
from  a  French  point of  view i    Paris:     In the Verdun battles
���Although there was an intermit-j Douamont  fort  changed   hands
tent bombardment last night, the | four times, until finally a Breton
German attack seems to be  sus- j corps was  brought into  action.
ponded.     The enemy's chief ef-; Their charge was irresistible, the
forts are now directed to rescue j men going clean through a storm
of the  Brandenburgers who re- of German  shells,   routing  the
main  cooped  up in  the   ruined j famous  Brandenburg ;orps, and
casements of Fort Douamont. Both drove the Germans back   beyond
sides are bringing up fresh forces ' the village of Douamont. north of
and supplies.      The  French  are : the fort.      Two thousand   Bran-
directing their artillery against denburgers remain  in the fort,: i \t/~iI7T     p   Tyr\CV
the  Germans'   second  and third which is well within the  French      ilVaCJL OC IVUV^IV
lines, where certain   preparatory | lines.    The French are not wast-; Hazelton, 13. C.
evolutions were observed. ing time time attacking them, but wit���mii���mb���mm���
There   is   no  mention  of  the have placed a guard to watch the
Verdun   fighting   in   the  official caged   force until hunger brings
the Germans out to surrender.
The enemy last night made six!
desperate attempts to rescue the |
bulletin at Berlin.
New Sub. Campaign
London:    The scheduled open-
.�����....|..|. .���..!������!��� ���!������:������!��� ���!��!������ :"t"!-'l"!��!"!"M"M.+*.".
1 ���JUST ARRIVED��� j
A Large Assortment of
Neilson's Noted
Petrograd:     Turks retreating
from  the outer forts of Erzerum
Hun Offensive Checked
Paris: There is less activity
were met by rifle and machine | around Verdun, the French artil-
gun fire from their own men un- j iery preventing German prepara-
der German officers. The Turks | tions for further advance on the
became panic stricken, killed all fortress. The action is spreading
the German officers, and fled.      |on    both   wings,    towards   the
London:  The Wilson liner Dido Champagne and Woevre districts,
sunk  this   morning.     The hut the  fighting is local.     The
ing of Germany's new submarine j imprisoned Branden burgers.   All | ��.
campaign  finds twelve great lin-j attacks were repulsed with heavy 1 CHOCOLATES I
ers near the war zone,  including'loss.
an Italian steamer for New York j
armed for defence, carrying 2000
Raider Reported Taken
uenns Aires: A steamer ar-
passengers. Leaders of the new : riving at Montevideo reports in-
"I'righi fulness" declare they will tercepting a wireless message off
starve Britain out in two months, the coast of Brazil, to the effect
U.S. Stand On Question that British cruisers had captured
Washington: Germany's latest the German raider Moewe. The
assurances concerning submarine I prize is said to have been taken |
warfare are unsatisfactory, offi-1 to the island of Trinidad.
t Up-to-Date Drug Stores *
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Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion anil Hritish Columbia
Land Surveyors
was sunk this morning.
The captain and two men were
rescued by a Belgian steamer.
The Dido carried a crew of 27.
It is feared the remainder are
cials holding that the Kaiser's
government cannot be allowed to
modify or change its first assurances at will. Administrative
leaders have laid plans for bringing the qu<
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
President is Firm
Washington:     The question of | B. C. Affleck, Mgr.  New Hazelton.
armed   merchantmen  will  come
up in congress this afternoon. | Assay Office and Mining Office
German offensive has   been   suspended,   but  it  is yet uncertain
whether it has been stopped.       ing the question before congress I Flood this mornin   that he would |Tk. i.- . ������     .f   I
there is activity in  Belgium atonc6i believingthey can del eat not consent to The E*tate ��f J
and on  the   British   front.      An
I'tv.-.i.i.,.! \\ii.-u,,|1,l,ir|,;1innan   Arts and toM,;BaWla^5�� ^moar Sir.
Driving Germans Back
Paris:     In impetuous counter
attacks by French  troops north i been formed of the remnants
of Verdun,   the  Germans   have)ten others.
been thrown back from many of J Say It Was A Feint
the positions occupied  by  them
during the first four days of the
battle.     Thus the second phase j tremendous as it was, was merely
of the great action is inaugurated ; a feint, and that the  preponder-
the anti-administration   resolutions by a heavy vote.
Wants Ships Restored
Madrid:     The Kaiser has sent
an ultimatum to Portugal,   de-
. mandiiig the  restoration  of the
1""" klll'"L      <)M"  '���"'���"'"���"I I'M seized steamers within 48 hours.
To Make Poles Fight
Petrograd:    Germany  is  preparing to declare the "indepen-
1 Allied offensive at   Yprea  anu
Dixmude is anticipated,
Lost Many Killed
Amsterdam:     In   lli��'   Verdun
lighting   45,000   Germans    have'
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under conditions most  favorable
to the Allies.
Premier Briand today told the
press how the tide was turned.
"Caught between two barring
fires," he said, "covered with
shrapnel on all sides, and attacked by our fresh divisions surging
on the field at an unexpected moment, the Germans saw their
efforts stopped short. The
struggle was a titanic one. Our
heroic troops went into the melee
frantically, while our light and
heavy artillery cut sanguinary
furrows   through   the compact
Rome:   it is now reported that   ,       ������,���,,,,        ,
.,     ,-, , ,.    ,      i dence   of Poland, under a  Ger-
the German  stnash  on Verdun, . .     , .., ,
1 man prince,through whom will be
issued orders calling all available
men to  the  colors  to  fight  for
inv compromise,
and desired a direct vote on the
opposition resolution warning all
Americans not to travel on armed ships.
The Sub. Campaign
London:     Four  more   vessels
were sunk yesterday.   The crews
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ot   three trawlers landed at LOW-  from Mr. T.J, Thorp: In Telkwa from Dr. Wallow
., or by mull from thn Medical Siiourintenrbint atthu
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ance of the  Teuton  strength  is
concentrated   before  Noyon and
St. Quentin, where the Germans (F~
will make a desperate attempt to \ II
break   through   to   Paris,  sixty  ^-
miles away.
Sub. Campaign Opens
London: Germany's new submarine campaign began at midnight. The only reported results
this morning are the sinking of
two small British steamers, the
Thornsby, in which all on board
were lost, and the Malvina, of
which no particulars are yet
known.     It   has not been deter-
Germany and Austria.
German   lines.     The  Germans I mined whether the vessels were
were finally exhausted and their I armed.
Huns Realize Failure
Paris: The Germans have resumed the offensive in the Verdun region, under command of
the Duke of Wurtemburg. The
Crown Prince has been summoned
to imperial headquarters.
Attacks on the Allied lines, by
artillery and infantry.are of great
violence. Furious infantry assaults have been repulsed by the
fire of the French troops, which
decimated the ranks of theenemy.
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