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THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA
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VOL. V, NO. 23
HAZELTON. B. C., SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5. 1916
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
INCREASE IN B. C/S
MINING PRODUCTION
A preliminary estimate of the
value of the mineral production
of British Columbia in 1915 makes
it appear that it was the third
highest yearly total in the history
of the province. The estimated
total is $29,703,000. If the revised figures, after the return?
for the year shall have been
received from the various producers of mineral, shall prove;
that this estimate is not too high
then the position will be that the
value of last year's output of
minerals was larger by about,
$3,314,000 than that of 1914. but
smaller than that of 1912���the
year of high record���by $2,737,-
000.
The production value of various
mineral products in 1915 was as
follows:
Placer gold, $690,000; lode gold,
$5,326,000. Total gold,$5,016,000.
Silver, $1,734,000; lead, $1,727,-
000; copper, $9,909,000; zinc,
$1,395,000. Total metalliferous
minerals, $20,731,000. Coal, $5,-
432,000; coke, $1,490,500; miscellaneous products, $2,000,000.
Hospital Meeting
The annual meeting of the
patrons of Hazelton Hospital will
be held in St. Andrew's Hall
next Tuesday evening. Feb. 8, at
8 o'clock. An interesting report
will be presented. Every person
who contributes $5 or more in
cash, or who purchases hospital
tickets to the same amount, is
registered as a patron and is
entitled to vote for a representative on the advisory board.
Rev. J.' H. Arnup, assistant
general secretary for foreign
missions in the Methodist church
will attend the meeting. Mr.
Arnup is now visiting the various
missions of the district.
GERMAN PLOTTERS' DASTARDLY ACT-
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Judging from the interest taken in the forthcoming production
of "What Happened to Jones"
by amateur players, there will be
a big crowd in attendance at
Assembly Hall on Feb. 25th, when
the famous comedy is to be presented. The performance will
be an enjoyable one, and all who
see it will get their money's
worth, while the fact that the
proceeds go to Hazelton Hospital
should be an added inducement
to the people of the district to
, take in the show. The actors
are working hard to ensure a
smooth performance.and nothing
will be left undone to make the
play a success.
London: Parliament will be
opened on Feb. 15 by the King
in person.
Ottawa, Feb. 4:���An explosion!
in  the  parliament   buildings  at]
9:30 last night, while  the  house'
was in  session,   started   a   fire!
which destroyed a great part  of
the    buildings.    " Two    women, ;
guests of the speaker's wife, were
burned to death,  and   four  men
are missing and believed to have
been crushed  by a  falling  wall.
while removing records and  pictures.      Hon.    Martin   Burred,
minister of agriculture, was bad- i
ly hurt, the flesh   being  burned!
from both cheeks.    He is certain '
of the incendiary  nature of the
fire, as he smelt chemicals.   Premier Borden escaped without hat!
or coat and directed the work  of
rescue, but there was little to be ,
done in that direction.
The library, the finest in Can- |
ada, was saved, but the house or* j
commons and the senate wing!
were gutted. The property loss;
is $3,000,000, on which there is I
no insurance.
The house of commons is meet-1
ing today in a theater building.
Ottawa (later): While the |
cause of last night's disaster is
not definitely knovvn.it is believed
to have been the work of German
agents. A high official of the
house of commons is authority
for the statement that complaints
had reached him concerning four
Germans said to have been working during the last few days on
repairs. Only the library is left
intact.
B. B. Law, member for Yarmouth, N. S., is believed to have
perished in the fire. Premier
Borden's escape was narrow.
Providence, R.I.:   The Journal
states in its issue of today that it'
notified the U. S. department of
justice  three weeks ago of in- j
formation obtained from a member of the German embassy, who
said the embassy had decided to j
stop operations against American
munitions plants for a while "and I
give the people of Canada a few
things  to think  about" by des-]
troying the houses of parliament
and the large munitions plants of j
Ontario, in the order named.
Ottawa: Victims of the parlia-!
ment buildings fire number seven I
including B. B. Law, M. P. for
Yarmouth and Deputy Clerk La-
plante. The bodies of Mesdames
Morin and Bray have been re
covered. Two others are lying
in the ruins of the small  tower.
A thorough inquiry has been
instituted. The inquest will open'
on Feb. 17. Fire Chief Graham
states that he heard five distinct
explosions. It is suspected that
the fire extinguishers were tampered with and filled with inflammable oil, as they seemed to
increase the flames.
Charles Stroney.aged 28, pianist
for Madam Edwina, was arrested
on suspicion as he was leaving
for the United Slates. He is a
German and when taken to Windsor had photographs o f the
buildings in his possession.
Ottawa, Another incendiary
outbreak occurred this morning,
when fire destroyed lhe factory
of the Grant, Holden, Graham
Co., engaged in :.he manufacture
of tarpaulins and clothing for
the armv. Eight employees who
were trapped by the flames escaped with difficulty.
Military commanders throughout the country have been warned to protect public buildings.
Other attempts are expected.
TODAY'S WAR BULLETIN
London: There is a panic on
the Rerlin Rourse today, as a
result of rumors that a break between Germany and the United
States over the Lusitania case is
imminent. It" is thought here
thatTVesident Wilson's speeches
this week indicate the probability of a serious outcome to the
controversy.
The Associated Pre^s in Berlin
was informed today that under
no circumstances will the German
government admit that the sinking of the Lusitania was' illegal.
Washington: Von Bernstorff
had a five-minute conference
with Secretary Lansing on the
Lusitania dispute today. No information was given out.
Washington : Ambassador
Spring-Rice today presented a
formal demand from the British
government for the return of the
Appam to her owners. A controversy is foreshadowed. The
United States has practically
decided to hold that the steamer is a German prize, taking the
Prussian - American treaty as
covering the case.
!' London; A heavy artillery
duel is in progress along the
entire western front from Belgium to the Vosges. Grenade
fighting and sapping operations
are general. The British are
shelling enemy trenches along
the rivers Ancre and Somme.
Our trenches to the northwest of
Ypres are being heavily bombarded.
Rome : Austrian reinforcements are leaving for the Saloniki front.
London: Naval vessels.after a
thorough search, report no trace
of Zeppelin Ij-19. The airship is
believed to have gone down.
Canadian Patriotic Fund
In addition to $160.10 received
from monthly subscribers the
following amounts have been
received since Dec. 31:
Smithers Patriotic Fund $190.00.
New Hazelton " " $175.50.
Bulkley Valley District
Patriotic Fund $200.00.
"Prospector," 5.00: Hagwilget
Indians, 32.50; W. Blackstock,
5.00; E. H. Fagerlund, 1.00; E.
Barnes, 1.00; J. Donohue. 1.00;
R. C, Ewing, 1.00; D.Smith, ..50;
R. Gheckley, .50; T.H.McCubbin.
5.00; Shel. Robinson, 5.00; Norman McKenzie, 5,00; P. Nielson,
3.00; Employees of the "Chicago
Group" Mineral Claims, 14.25.
Subscriptions to date, $4,552.28
Remittances to H'dqu's, 4,449.96
Balance on Hand $   102.32
Three parties left Hazelton for
the Ingenica placer district during the week. On Tuesday Mr.
and Mrs. McClair and J. C. Rine-
ley, with their Indian packers,
started on the journey; Marius
Pederson, Charles Fredrickson
and Peter Nielsbn left on Thursday, and Peter Jensen, the pioneer of the district, accompanied
by Fred Hagen, Barney Moe,
Charles Sterrett and Peter Barney, left todav with several
toboggan loads of supplies.
LOCAL AND DISTRICT
NEWS PARAGRAPHS
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Rupert hockey team may come
up later for a series.
N.J.Cox came down from Telkwa on yesterday's train.
R. E. Allen returned yesterday
from a visit to Edmonton.
A. W.Corner, the Kispiox rancher, was in town on Monday.
T. G. Wall, representing Mc-
Clary & Co., was here on Monday.
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, will
remain in Hazelton until the
middle of next week.
D. V. Joinville, who has been
spending a few days at Burns
Lake, returned to Hazelton yesterday.
Owing to unfavorable weather,
the carnival which was scheduled
for last night was indefinitely
postponed.
The Hazelton hockey players
only succeeded in winning one
game of the three played in the
coast city last week.
The people of New Hazelton
wish to thank Mr.and Mrs. Chas.
Reid for their able assistance
with the music at the Patriotic
dance on Feb. 2.
S. W. N. Saunders, of the
Haselton government oflice, has
been transferred to Prince George
He and Mrs. Saunders will leave
for that town about the end of
this month._
Constable Lavery, of the provincial force, who has been in
charge /of the New Hazelton
office, 'has been transferred to
district headquarters here, Constable Mead going to New Hazelton.
1). L. Purvis, who is working
on his Four-Mile claims, brought
in some splendid samples of ore
the other day. One specimen
shows a great deal of molybdenum, which is now in great
demand.
Arthur L. Ford, inspecting engineer, was here this week,
looking over recent work at Sealy
Gulch bridge, where the railway
company has had drainage tunnels run to drain the pier foundations.
W. A.
The fortnightly working party
in aid of the Patriotic Fund will
be held at the mission house on
Thursday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m.
E.G.Spalding and George Walker are spending a fe"w days on
Rocher de Boule mountain preparatory to beginning the development of the Highland Boy, a
promising property which is held
by the Butte & Rocher de Boule
Co., in which Mr. Spalding is'
largely interested.
Victoria:   The provincial legis j
lature is to assemble on March 2,'
Coming Events
Feb. 7 Working meeting of the Red
Cross.   St. Andrew's Hall at 8 p. m.
Feb. 8���Annual meeting of patrons of
Hazelton Hospital. St. Andrew's Hall,
8 p.m. ,
Feb. 10���Working party of W.A.,
Mission House, 3 p.m.
Feb. 25-Comcdy, "What Happened
to Jones", by amateur players.in aid of
Hazelton Hospital.
Feb. 29 Leap Year Hall,in Assembly
Hall, under the auspices of Hazelton
Athletic Association.
March 17���Grand Concert for the
benefit of the Canadian Patriotic Fund. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, thi 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, February 5, 1916.
No. 23
Though the Germans, by underground means, are trying to
create dissension among the Allies, there is little prospect that they
will meet with any success. The weakening or defection of one of
the great nations arrayed against the central powers would, they
think, force the Allies to negotiate for peace���a peace which would
leave matters much as they stood before the war broke out, with
Germany free to reconstruct her militarist machinery, in readiness
for the day when she might, under more favorable auspices, make
her great attempt against Britain. For there can be no doubt that
the ultimate object of Germany is the subjugation of England and a
breaking up of the British Empire, which stands as the great
obstacle to the fulfilment of the Prussian dream of world-domination. To us it is unthinkable that our enemies should succeed, and |
we are well assured that no effort and no sacrifice will be considered
too great by the British people to ensure freedom from the rule of
the Hun.
The King's strong words at the prorogation of parliament are
seconded by Hon. David Lloyd George, who said a few days ago:
"I think that for us the war is only beginning, but I am
absolutely confident of victory because, although we all have made
mistakes in the past, England and her allies are now taking
counsel together and will be stronger because they are united. By
next spring we shall have for the first time more munitions than
the enemy, and our superiority in men is unquestioned. Besides
this, Germany's financial position is growing worse daily."
The minister of munitions admitted that the Entente Allies
were all caught unprepared and had to organize armies. England,
he said,had to create one. Asked if he thought the war would end
in a deadlock, the minister said such a thing must not be thought
of for a moment.
"It may take a long time," he said, "but we must crack the nut
before we get at the kernel. Wearing down the outside by
attrition is too long and wouldn't be a smashing, pulverizing
victory. Pressure on the enemy is becoming greater. They are
spreading their frontiers temporarily, but are becoming weaker in
a military sense.and the process of strangulation will squeeze them
more and more.
"We woke up slowly to it," said the munitions minister, "but
I am now perfectly satisfied with what we are doing. We have
now 2500 factories, employing 1,500,000 men and 250,000 women.
By spring we shall have turned out an immense amount of munitions.
We have 3,000,000 men under arms; by spring we shall have
1,000,000 more.
"Make no mistake about it, Great Britain is determined to
fight this war to a finish. It was the obstinacy of England that
wore down Napoleon after twenty years of warfare. Her allies
broke away one by one, but Great Britain kept on. Our allies on
this occasion are just as set and determined as we are."
Brome dairy stations. Other
matters dealt with are the dairy
herd and cheese, the activities of
the precooling and experimental
fruit storage warehouse at Grimsby, Ont., cold storage progress
publications and meetings. An
exceptionally full appendix covering ninety-six pages and divided into twelve sections deals
historically with the twenty-five
years' work of the assistant dairy
commissioner, J.C.Chapais, with
the work of the chief of the
markets extension division, in
connection with which a quantity
of valuable information is furnished regarding the needs and
methods of the British and
French markets, with tables of
prices of every variety of farm
and garden produce and stock at
each month in the year; and with
dairy herd records and tests in
different provinces. Reports in
full are also furnished, as parts
of the appendix, of the cold
storage inspector, of the chief
inspector of dairy products, of
the fruit, cold storage and transportation investigations division,
and of the inspector of weighing
of butter and cheese, the whole
concluding with statistics of the
total Canadian exports and imports of butter and cheese for
the last 35 years, for the last
seven years of the Canadian
exports of cheese, butter cream,
condensed milk, casein and fresh
milk, and for the last eleven
years of the total exports of
cheese and butter by all countries.
Valley Farmers' Meeting
There will be a general meeting of the Bulkley Valley Cooperative Farmers' Institute at
the Telkwa Hotel, Telkwa, on
Feb. 12, at 2 p.m., for the purpose of changing the name of
the organization and transaction
of other business. Eve-y farmer
interested is invited to attend.
The marketed production of
sulphur in the United States last
year, 327,034 long tons, was the
greatest in the history of the
industry.
The Dairy and Cold Storage
It is doubtful if any subject,
excepting only the war itself, at
this juncture in the world's history commands more attention
than the products of the dairy,
with which cold storage is intimately allied. Therefore, the
report of the dairy storage commissioner for the fiscal year
ending March 31st, 1915,recently
issued, and which can be had on
application to the Publications
Branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa, will doubtless be
received with more than ordinary
attention. The commissioner,
J. A. Ruddick, briefly records his
experience on a visit to Europe
as Canadian government delegate
to the sixth international dairy
congress held in June, 1914, at
Berne, Switzerland. Returning,
via England, he found that
Canadian cheese stood in the
highest possible favor, commanding even a better price than that
of New Zealand, where special
and unremittent efforts are being
made to capture the British trade
in dairy products, and where the
cheese factories have recently
greatly increased in number.
Canadian cheese, Mr. Ruddick
testifies,has become the standard
for all importations. He paid a
visit to the centers of the Cheddar cheese industry in Cheshire,
Shropshire and Flintshire, and
was surprised at its extent. An
interesting account is given in
the report of the extension of
marketing facilities and of the
operations   of   the   Finch   and
To give fruit trees the air they
need, yet protect them from
animals.an Arkansan has patented a ventilated box to surround
their trunks.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
NOTICE.
In the Supreme Coukt ok British
Columuia.
In the matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the Estate
of William McAvoy, deceased, intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the 12th day of January, 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of William McAvoy,deceased,intestate,
who died on or about the 20th day of
August, 1909.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 2nd day of February,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
forthwith.
Dated at Hazelton this 17th day of
January, 1916.
STEPHEN H. HOSKINS,
21-2 Official Administrator.
HAZELTON
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, ajj mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
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Hazelton, B. C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Seattle has twenty inches of
snow.
In Toronto 1204 men enlisted
last week.
"Uncle Jerry" Kugler is dead
in Seattle.
Sugar is $1.25 a pound in
Constantinople.
The Kettle Valley railway is to
be finished by June, 1.
Toronto is raising $2,500,000
for the Patriotic Fund.
A serious flood occurred last
week at San Diego, Cal.
Alaska's mineral production
last year was $32,000,000.
Portland is isolated by the
worst snowstorm for years.
Alberta proposes to give women the vote at all elections.
Western universities will raise
a battalion for overseas service.
Cold weather in Montana was
responsible for seven deaths last
week.
Kentucky's prohibition act was
defeated in the state senate by
20 to 14.
The C. P. R. will re-lay 150
miles of track with heavier rails
this year.
Hungarian despatches tell of
severe earthquake shocks i n
Transylvania.
Boy bandits who robbed a bank
at Chicago, securing $12,000,
were captured.
German breweries are now restricted to 45 per cent of their
peace production.
Chinese rebels are reported to
be making steady progress in
Yunnan province.
Von Bernstorff is to receive
further instructions concerning
the Lusitania case today.
Washington reports that the
American cotton trade with China
has been captured by Japan.
Manitoba's prohibition act has
passed the legislature, and is
now to be referred to the people.
Villa, with a mule-load of looted
gold bullion,is now reported to be
making his way north to the
U.S.
The King yesterday signed a
proclamation bringing the military service act into force on
Feb. 10.
On Thursday Vancouver reported the heaviest snowfall for
many years. All traffic was
stopped.
The recruiting league of Hamilton has asked for a special census of all men of military age in
Canada.
At Great Falls, Montana, the
temperature dropped from 30
above to 4 below zero in thirty
minutes.
One of the worst storms in the
history of California caused damage estimated at $1,500,000 at
Coalinga.
Three of the much-discussed
Fokker aeroplanes were routed
by a single British airman several days ago.
Replying to a prohibition delegation, Sir Robert Borden asked
that a statement be prepared to
show the extent to which provincial enactments   had   been  en
forced. There was no worse I
possible example to the people, i
or no more evil lesson than an |
unenforced law, he declared.
Canada's   first   suffrage   bill,
granting votes to women over 21.
has been passed by the Manitoba j
legislature.
It is reported from Victoria
that the provincial law providing
for loans to farmers will pass at,
the next session.
Six lives were lost in  a  ware-
house fire at Seattle.     Damaged ;
hemp,  which was being dried, j
caused the blaze.
The Austrian Emperor, who
has lately suffered several strokes
of apoplexy, is reported to have
recovered his speech.
All  transcontinental   railways I
in Washington were  tied up on
Thursday by the heaviest snowfall
recorded in thirty years.
France has given a contract to
American distillers for $25,000,-
000 worth of alcohol products
used in artillery ammunition.
From the beginning of the war
to Jan. 1, the total casualties of
all belligerents were 14,650,000.
Of these one in five was killed.
Copper is now quoted at 27
cents a pound in New York,
silver is 57 cents an ounce and
zinc is quoted at 15 cents a
pound.
Australia has declared a boycott on German trade and a
commercial war on German influence after as well as during
the war.
Speaking in St. Louis yoster
day, President Wilson told an
audience of 15,000 that the U. S.
should have the largest navy in
the world.
Capt. Harwond Steele,   son  of
General Steele has  won a competition open to the world fur an]
Imperial national anthem.   Capt
Steele is at the front.
Captain   Joseph   Bernier,   thi
Canadian   explorer,    will   make
another two years'   exploration i
trip to the far north, sailing in I
his own ship, the Guide.
While reports that the government is  to take over the G.T.P. j
have been  characterized as unfounded, there is a belief in  Ot-
tawa that such action will come.
Police  statistics   in   Portland
show an eighty per cent decrease
in drunkenness under prohibition,
and it is stated that more money!
is available for legitimate trade.
Vancouver   directors   of   the
Dominion Trust, sued under mis-
feasance proceedings, have been j
found liable for millions of dollars lost to the company through |
the illegal acts of Arnold,  thej
manager.
Storms and floods in the middle
western states have caused loss of
life and great property damage
in several places. Thousands of
acres have been inundated in
Arkansas and hundreds have lost
their homes.
At the prorogation of the British parliament, which has adjourned until Feb. 13,King George
said: "We shall not lay down
our arms until we have vindicated the cause which carries
with it the future of civilization.
The American tank steamer
Silver Shell and the Japanese
steamer Takata Maru were in
collision 200 miles off Cape Race.
The Takata is believed to have
gone down. The Silver Shell is
badly injured.
Thomas McMeehan, an aeronautical authority, says he has
information that the German
fleet,armed with the new 17-inch
guns and escorted by Fokker
aeroplanes and Zeppelins armed
with pneumatic armor piercing
guns, will soon appear in the
North Sea to give battle to the
British fleet.
Restrictions by Great Britain
of imports of tobacco, fruit and
wood pulp, to free shipping for
the carriage of foodstuffs and
munitions, is regarded in some
quarters as a hint to neutrals
that interference with the blockade policy of the Allies may be
answered by the cutting off of
some of their chief exports by
their best customer.
Britain's Sea Losses
London. Jan. 31: -Since the
outbreak of the war to the end
of last Oct. 254 British merchant
steamers, aggregating 542,648
tons, were lost "through enemy
action," according to a White
paper issued last night. Of
these 172 were sunk by submarines, 46 by warships and 37 by
mines.
Nineteen sailing, ships of a
tonnage of 15,542, were sunk.
The fishing vessels sunk nnmber-
ed 227, of which 158 were steam
and 69 sailing. Their aggregate
tonnage was 14,104.
In the same period 167 steamers, aggregating 143,992 tons.
were lost "by ordinary marine
casualties, of which 14, of a tonnage of 24,133, were returned as
missing."
The loss of some of these, says
a footnote, was "probably due to
mines or other enemy action."
Sailing vessels to the number
of 229 and of a tonnage of 31.253
also were the victims of ordinary
marine casualties.
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CANADIAN  PACIFIC  RAILWAY
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
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For VANCOUVER,   VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess   May"  leaves   Prince  Rupert  at  7   p.m.   on
Feb. 11th, 25th;  March 10th, 21st and 31st.
,,    .I.I.Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert.B.C     j
DENTISTRY
Dr. BADGERO will be located in
Hazelton, beginning Jan. 17, 1916.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
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BEST DRY BIRCH, $5.50 A CORD
Consign your shipments in Our
Care for Storage or Delivery.
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan  and'
Alherta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the!
Northwest Territories and in a portion
oi the Province of British Columbia, I
may be leased for a term of twenty-one f
years at an annual rental of $1 an;
acre. Not more than 2,660 acres will j
be leased to one applicant.
Application for u lease must be made I
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
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.
W. W. CORY,
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
r.8782.
G.T.P.S.S. Service to VANCOUVER, VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE.      S. S.   PRINCE I
GEORGE leaves Prince Rupert on Saturdays
at 9 a.m.   S.S. PRINCE JOHN leaves Prince
Rupert on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Passenger Trains leave Hazelton on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:48
a.m., for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers.
Eastbound Passenger trains leave Hazelton at 6:08p.m. on Mondays
and Thursday! for Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, etc.
Mixed Train leaving Hazelton Ea.Hbound on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.,
and Westbound on Thursday at 4:48 a.m., also carries passenger coach
and baggage car.
For full information, reservations on train or steamship, etc,
apply   to any G.T.P, Agent or to Albert  Davidson,   General Agent,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
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Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close tc 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
NORTH COAST LAND COMPANY, Ltd.
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building
p.w up c.piui $1,800,000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
rJ> THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 1916
THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
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MONDAY, JAN. 24
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Zeps Over Paris
Paris: Twenty-four persons
were killed and and twenty-seven
injured in a Zeppelin raid over
Paris on Saturday night, according to an official statement issued
today. Ten of the wounded were
placed in hospitals.
Russian Advance In South
Petrograd: The Russian Caucasus operations are widening
fanlike to the westward, south-
westward and southward, with
the possibility, according to a
semi-official report, of a junction
being formed with the British
Mesopotamian expedition. The
Russian advance pushing west of
Melazghert, where the important
town of Khynyskala, fifty miles
south of Erzerum, was captured,
has been completed.
At the same time, progress is
reported in the direction of Van
and likewise toward Urmiah,
where it is officially announced
that the Turks were repulsed
with heavy losses. Further to
the southeast, in the region of
Kandalanski Pass, southeast of
Hamadan, another Russian victory is reported.
Erzerum Beleaguered
Athens: The Russians are
surrounding Erzerum, from which
city the Turkish authorities have
fled,according to reports reaching
here. A strong Russian column
is advancing to the Tigris valley,
the advices add.
Russian  forces are moving in
three directions to effect a junction with the British army.
Germans' Futile Attacks
Paris: The war office states:
"Yesterday evening the Germans
delivered an attack on our positions south of the Somme, opposite Dompierre. The enemy's
infantry was twice repulsed and
thrown back into their trenches
by our rifle fire and curtain of
fire."
Fleets Are Active
Christiania : Extraordinary
British and German naval activity
has been in evidence along the
Norwegian coast for the last few
days, according to the Stavanger
correspondent of the Morgen-
bladt, who adds that a clash is
possible at any time. A number
of British warships and German
submarines have been observed
just outside territorial waters.
French Land on Mitylene
Paris: Following the action
of the Allies in taking the position at the entrance to the Gulf
of Saloniki suspected of being a
German submarine base, French
troops have occupied the island
of Mitylene.
Indians In Mesopotamia
London: The Indian troops
which left Flanders several weeks
ago are now with the British
advancing in Mesopotamia.
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TUESDAY, FEB. 1
Armies Nearing Each Other
Petrograd: Although a broken,
mountainous country intervenes,
the Russian positions are not now
far removed from the head of
the British column in the vicinity
of Kut-el-Amara. The Turks
evidently fear a junction, this
being indicated by their retreat
towards Mush. A large part of
their army was recently reported
to have been routed.    The evi
dent purpose of the Turkish
move is to cowr Bulis and Diar-
beker.
A Submarine's Prize
Norfolk (Va.): The British
steamer Appam, of the Elder
Dempster line, which was rt-
ported lost with her crew and
passengers, numbering 500, arrived here today, flying the German flag and manned by a German prize crew. En route from
Dakar,West Africa,to Plymouth,
with 200 German prisoners in
addition to her passengers and
crew, the vessel was overtaken
by a German submarine. The
prisoners were released and a
prize crew under Lieut. Berg
took charge of the vessel and
sailed for Norfolk.
The crew will be interned and
the passengers released.
Siege of Erzerum
Rome: Field Marshal von der
Goltz, in command of 80,000
Turks, is besieged in Erzerum.
They are reported to have only
two weeks' provisions.
The Russian Black Sea fleet is
supporting the Rus-ians, whose
right wing is now marching on
Trebizond.
Another Aerial Raid
London: Six Zeppelins made a
raid last night on the northeastern and midland counties, dropping bombs. The war oflice
states no considerable damage
has been reported.
Chicago: President Wilson has
not changed his stand on the
question of the right of Americans to travel on merchant, ships
of belligerent nations. A statement that the president now
favored the passage of a bill
barring American citizens from
such vessels,published today, was
denied by Secretary Tumulty.
Munich: An explosion occurred
in a private powder factory at
Rosenheim,Bavaria,on Saturday.
Material damage was done, according to an official report. A
small number of lives were  lost.
London:  The British casualties
published during January total
1709 officers and 19,621 men.
Revolution In China
London: The number of Mongolian insurgents has been increased by 20,000, according to
a Mukden despatch, says Reuter's   Petrograd   correspondent.
They are marching toward
Pekin.
Ameland, Holland, and was bombarded by coastguards, fifty shots
causing the aircraft to disappear
northwards.
Many Killed By Zeps
London: In Monday night's
Zeppelin raid bombs were dropped in rural districts of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire
and Staffordshire. Fifty-four
persons were killed and 67 in-
injured. Some damage was done
to property.
Roumania May Join
Petrograd: It is believed here
that Roumania is now ready to
form an anti-Bulgarian alliance.
Four-fifths of the army are under
arms, being concentrated on the
Bulgarian and Hungarian frontiers.
Ridiculous Hun Rumor
London: An official denial is
published today of the report, attributed to German sources, that
Great Britain intends to abandon
her allies and has made peace
overtures to Germany. Germany
is evidently making desperate
attempts to cause dissension between the Allies.
The Captured Steamer
New York: The steamer Appam brought up in Hampton
Roads yesterday, in charge of a
German prize crew (if 22. She
was captured four days out of
Dakar, British West Africa.
The British consul-general here
has warned British shipping to
be on the lookout for German
submarines in American  waters.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 2
Complications In Greece
Saloniki:    There is great unrest in Greece, and the unsettled
condition of internal affairs gives
rise  to many remarkable rumors
which,   while they must   be received   with caution, show plain-1 pirate, prize or warship
ly that political complications are!yet   been   determined
of a far-reaching character. Ger-1 authorities.   The British amhasr
man intrigue is an  active factor sador has asked for the return of
THURSDAY, FEB. 3
House on Peace Mission
London: Under orders from
Berlin, Von Bernstorff suggested
to Secretary Lansing that President Wilson send an envoy to the
belligerent capitals to secure a
basis for proposals of peace. This
explains the recent departure of
Col. E. M. House, who has since
conferred with Lloyd George,
Balfour, Von Bethmann-Hollweg,
Von Jagow and Premier Briand.
He is due in London from Germany on Monday, after seeing
the Kaiser, and will interview
Premier Asquith before leaving
for the States.
Hr.n Cruiser at Large
Norfolk, Va.: Passengers on
the Appam say the steamer was
taken by the German cruiser
Roon.a 21-knot.9000 ton warship,
the first enemy warship of size
to break through the North Sea
blockade, l'he Roon's operations
are directed by wireless.
The Appam has aboard $500,000
in gold bullion, which the Germans will probably claim as a
prize. The passengers are proceeding to England by the Dominion line. The question of the
status of the Appam, whether
has not
by   the
throughout Constantine's realm
and German money is being freely spent to affe2t popular feeling
favorably to the German and
Austrian side.
Aerial Warfare
Amsterdam : Twenty-seven
Allied aeroplanes are attacking
Ghent, which is used by the Germans as a distributing base.
One of the Zeppelins which
raided Paris was forced to descend at Laon, as the result of
the gunfire of a French aeroplane.
A  Zeppelin   was  sighted  off
the vessel to the British owners,
under Article 21 of the Hague
agreement. Consideration is being given the request.
May Attack on West
London: There are indications
that the German general staff is
preparing for a great offensive in
Flanders. It is believed the plan
is to attack the left wing of the
Allies with strong forces of infantry, supported by enormous masses of artillery. The object of the
projected offensive is to force a
way to Calais and Dunkirk.
Another Saloniki Story
Athens: Information has been
received that German and Bulgarian troops, supported by 150,-
000 Turks, are prepared to begin
an attack on the British and
French forces at Saloniki.
Early this morning Zeppelins
raided Saloniki and dropped
bombs which killed nine persons
and injured fifty.
In Mesopotamia
London: There has been more
fighting in Mesopotamia. General
Aylmer's forces hold a strong
position on the Tigris, but the
recent floods have rendered a
forward movement impracticable.
It is reported that Yussuf Iz-
zedin.heir to the Turkish throne,
has committed suicide.
A rumor says Greece and Roumania have signed a neutraliiy
agreement.
Germany Seizes Wool
Berlin: By the most far-reaching war measure yet taken, the
German government has confiscated all stocks of wool and textiles of every description suitable
for the us,e of the army or navy.
U.S. President Speaks
Topeka: President Wilson,in a
speech, gave warning of possible
war, saying the United States
must vindicate the rights of
Americans citizens everwhere if
the nation was to enjoy the
rights of international law.
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FRIDAY, FEB. 4
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Hun Subs Active
Hook of Holland: Renewal of
German submarine activity in the
North Sea is evidenced by the
torpedoing of the Dutch motor
vessel Artemis near Noordhinder.
Zeppelin in Distress
London: The collier Franz
Fisher was sunk by a Zep^jelin,
which dropped a bomb near the
engine room while the steamer
was at anchor. Thirteen of the
crew of sixteen were drowned.
The captain of the trawler
King Stephen reports that on
Wednesday, in the North Sea, he
saw Zeppelin L-19, with its cars
and part of its body submerged.
Twenty of the crew were clinging
to the envelope and crying to be
taken off. More men appeared
on the platform on top of the
envelope) and as the crew of the
trawler only numbered nine, the
captaip refused to take the risk
of being overpowered. The envelope of the airship was not
sinking.
Turks Abandon Fortress
Petrograd: The Turks have
evacuated Erzerum, their principal stronghold in the Caucasus,
which the Russians have besieged
for some days.
The Appam Case
Washington: It has been decided that everybody aboard the
Appam may land whenever they
desire, only the prize crew and
officer being interned. This releases twelve British officials
whom the Germans wished to
hold as military prisoners.
Australian Loan a Success
Sydney: The second Australian
war loan was a magnificent success. The government asked for
fifty millions and the response
was overwhelming. Australia is
heart and soul in the war.
FURS
WANTED
1 will be at  the   Hazelton   Hotel
until May 10
If you have any Raw Furs to dispose of, give me a call
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