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Advertisers Secure Results by using Miner columns*     Subscribers Secure the Reliable News of the Northern Interior*
James May Fund
is Still Growing
Additional Subscriptions
Send Total Soaring
The Miner was in receipt this
week of a number of further subscriptions to the James May
Memorial Fund, which has now
reached the handsome total of
$109. This amount has been
made up by 104 individual subscriptions of one dollar each and
one special subscription of $5, received from Alaska. Amounts
of one dollar were gratefully received from each of the following
during the week:
Robert Borland (Kiethley
Creek, Cariboo)
L. L. DeVoin (Smithers)
Mrs. Cline
G. A. Rosenthal (Smithers)
Geo. McBean.
This steady support to the fund
is very gratifying to those whose
activities resulted in The Miner
undertaking to act as trustee,
and it is hoped that as many
more contributions will be made
to the fund, the object of which
is to erect a suitable memorial
over the grave of James Jasper
May, the veteran pioneer prospector of Omineca and Cariboo,
famous throughout the province,
who died at Hazelton in December last.
All contributions are limited to
one dollar, and will be acknowledged in The Miner. Send your
donation in to us today.
Wins High Award
Information was received by
Dr. Wrinch this week that his
eldest son, Leonard, who has
been attending King Edward
High School in Vancouver for
the past three years, has won
the Governor-General'smedal and
the B. C. University Scholarship
for the most proficient high school
student in the province. His average was 87.7.
A party consisting of Miss M.
Wentzel, Miss M. Ward, Stewart
Jack and E. A. Donohoe left on
Monday for a short trip to the
Ruddy and MacKay would be
glad if the persons who have
been helping themselves to the
firm's lumber on the old Ingineca
Hotel property would call around
to the office sometime and settle
Rev. R. C. Scott went up to
Smithers on Friday evening, to
conduct Methodist Church services there. Dr. Wrinch will
take the service in the Methodist
Church here on Sunday evening.
(Special to The Miner)
The Farmers' Picnic was held
last Wednesday at Smith's ranch
on Tyee Lake. It was very well
attended and quite a few Smithers people motored up for the
event. Sports were held during
the afternoon and the lake proved
quite an attraction for the children and grown-ups alike. The
farmers on the lake placed their
boats at the disposal of tfie
crowd, and they were much appreciated. Some chickens, which
Mrs. Croteau kindly donated,
were raffled for the benefit of the
Red Cross and realized $25. To
finish the day, a most enjoyable
dance was held in the town hall
at night and was largely attended.
Items of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
Dr. Wrinch went up to Smithers this morning.
E.  Hann,  of Smithers, came
down on Wednesday.
Mr. Gus. Timmermeister and
Miss Betty Capewell were united
in marriage at the Bourgon ranch
last Mond&y night. The heartiest good wishes are extended to
the young couple, who are very
popular in the district.
A surprise party was held at
the home of Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell on Monday night and a very
enjoyable evening was spent.
Mr. and Mrs. Caldwell expect to
leave shortly for the States.
Ruddy & MacKay, the well-
known livery men of Hazelton,
were here, making arrangements
for the hauling of the coal from
the Telkwa coalfields.
Mr. John Woods, representing
the Rattenbury Lands, was in
town on Thursday and intends
making Telkwa his headquarters
in the near future.
W. Skelhorne has located on a
pre-emption on the Joe. Nass
flats, up the Telkwa river.
Wm. Grant, the insurance man,
of Hazelton, was in town on Wednesday.
H. H. Phillips, of Sargent's
store, has gone to Vancouver on a
Germans Beaten
in Second Allied
Blow in Two Days
Today's despatches state that
the Americans and French have
captured Soissons with 30,000
prisoners. For the second day
in succession the Allies have
penetrated the German lines and
hurled the enemy back. Several
additional villages have been captured on the front, which runs
from Chateau Thierry on the
south to the Aisne River on the
north. The fighting continues
with violence.
D. F. Robinson, of Vancouver,
came in on Wednesday.
H. F. Smith came down from
Third Cabin on Monday.
E. L. Loring returned on Wednesday from Prince Rupert.
J.  Eastman,  of Pitman,  was
among Wednesday's arrivals.
John L. Bergsten came down
from Second Cabin during the
Louis Knauss, of Dorreen, was
in Hazelton for a day or two this
District Forester R. E. Allen
is visiting this portion of his territory.
L. L. DeVoin, of Smithers, was
among the week's visitors in
E. Stubbs, of Moose Jaw, was
among the visitors in Hazelton
this week.
W. Laing, of Vancouver, was
a business visitor in Hazelton on
Mrs. Sealy entertained a number of young people at her home
last evening.
D, C. Scott, of Vancouver, was
a business visitor for several days
during the week.
Mrs. Tordiff, of Kitseguecla,
was the guest of Mrs. Hogan in
Hazelton this week.
Mrs. Wm. Grant and daughter
Helen are visiting Miss Agnes
Grant in Prince Rupert.
Mrs. W. W. Anderson left on
Tuesday for Vancouver,to attend
her mother, who is critically ill.
Wm. Grant visited points up
the line durii.g the week and attended the farmers' picnic at Tyee Lake.
Jas. MacKay and A. M. Ruddy,
of Ruddy & MacKay, were visitors to Telkwa this week.and took
in the farmers' picnic at Tyee
Red Cross Social
a Great Success
The quarterly meeting of the
advisory board of Hazelton Hospital was held on Thursday evening last at the hospital. The report of the secretary showed the
finances of the institution to be
in excellent condition. Attendance for the half-year was remarkably high, it being shown
that patients at the Hospital from
January to June, inclusive, numbered as high as two-thirds of
the total for the entire year of
1917. This is not due to any increase in sickness in this locality,
but because of the ever-growing
field covered by the instution.
The roof of the wing that was
added to the Hospital several
years ago is being shingled.
Haying operations on the Hospital Farm were in full swing
this week.
A splendid crop of strawberries
is being gathered in the kitchen
garden of the Hospital. After a
number of years of experimentation, the efforts of Dr. Wrinch
have been rewarded by the present bumper crop of these delicious
Very Large Crowd Was
Present Lawn Affair
on Tuesday
Kispiox Valley
Happenings in and about
the Coming Center of
(Special to The Miner)
P. H. Sheehan spent Thursday
and Friday in Hazelton.
Chas. Lindahl returned from
Sheraton and is now busily engaged in putting up his hay.
H. E. F. Smith went to Hazelton on Saturday.
John Love and Peter Hagglund
are putting up hay on Arthur
Einboden's ranch this summer.
Mrs. Hevenor went down to
Hazelton on Wednesday.
Lars Hagen has completed his
land-clearing contract on Albert
H. Wilson's ranch, and as a result Al. has another six acres
cultivated and in seed.
Louis Mero is helping Fred.
Janze in  his haying operations.
A. H. Wilson is in charge of
the work of putting up hay on P.
H. Sheehan's ranch, and is getting it in in great shape.
Bounty Rates
Bounty rates on mature coy>
otes are $2 and $1 on young ones,
The bounty on mature wolves is
$10 and $5 for their young.
Great success attended the
strawberry social held under the
auspices of Hazelton Red Cross
Society in aid of the French Red
Cross on Tuesday evening last.
A very large crowd was present
at the residence of Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Sargent, upon the lawn of
which the affair was held, and
all entered into the spirit of the
affair, ensuring its success from
the commencement. The lawn
was prettily decorated, and was
filled to capacity. Ice cream and
Terrace strawberries were dispensed by a committee of the
Red Cross, of which Dr. Wrinch,
who opened the proceedings with
a brief speeech, was convener.
During the evening a number of
musical selections was rendered,
the artistes including Mrs. S. H.
Hoskins, Mrs. A. D. Chappell and
Mrs. D. B. Morkill (piano), and
Miss Duthie and F. B. Chettleburgh (vocal), while Hazelton
Glee Club achieved fame by its
efforts. Gifts of ice cream were
made by Mrs. G. G. Rock, Mrs.
R. S. Sargent, Mrs. J. C. K.
Sealy and Mrs. H. C. Wrinch.
D. C. Scott, of Knowler and Mc-
Caulay, Ltd., kindly donated several boxes of Ganong's chocolates.
Dancing on the lawn was indulged in at the conclusion of the
social, after which the national
anthem was sung, bringing to an
end an event which is regarded
as having set a new standard for
patriotic gatherings in Hazelton.
The net receipts amounted to
about $60.
Successful Dance
The second of the series of
weekly dances arranged for the
summer months was held in the
schoolhouse on Thursday evening
last. An exceedingly large crowd
was present and enjoyed the evening thoroughly. Dancing was
continued to the early hours.
The proceeds, which amounted
to close to $20, will be given to
the school.
The residents of Hazelton were
treated to a brief spell of unpre-
cedently hot weather this week.
For four days Old Sol held the
center of the stage���a Sol-o performance, so to speak���and kept
us breathless to the tune of "Ninety-five in the shade and going
up." The farmers, however, did
not waste time, but cut their hay
and got it dry in good shape���
until it rained on Friday. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 20, 1918
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca District of
British Columbia,
By R. S, Sargent, Ltd.
and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
$1.50  per   inch   per   month;   Reading
Notices,   15   cents   per   line for  each
insertion.        Legal notices inserted at j
B. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday, July 13, 1918.
The Farmers' Chance.
Estimates from Ottawa place
the amount of extra acreage under cultivation in Canada at 7
per cent over 1917. This would
be a fair increase in normal times,
but these are abnormal times and
the government's estimates are
disappointing. With so many
people to feed, Canada's responsibility has increased. The harvest this year will not come up
to expectations. The duty of the
farmer is clear���start to plan now
for extra acreage to be put under
cultivation on your farm next
year. Don't let them say Canada "fell down". .
Nothing can be said against the
hay and fodder crop in this district. The weather since spring
nas been such that hay and roots
have fairly sprung up after a
late start, with the result that
the harvest season is earlier than
that of last year. One man cut
his alfalfa three weeks ago, and
already the stand on the same
fields is a foot and more high.
Watch Your Step.
"Eat less bread" is no nine-day
catchphrase. It is a solemn en-
joinder to sacrifice your appetite
to your country's need. Which
would you tather do, eat your
bread and let a soldier starve, or
fulfill your duty to the people of
the Allied world and make a destitute Belgian happy by making
the loaf on the table last you a
little longer? In the hands of
the Canadian people rests the decision.
Be Independent.
The preserving season is here.
Now doth the busy housewife
sign her declaration of indepen-
from the can-opener. Food and
more of it, ask our Allies. Alright, we'll bottle our fruits and
vegetables and use them next
winter as substitutes for the foods
which' can be sent to the Allies.
Preserve your liberties by preserving your perishable foodstuffs, and you will appreciate
them when the cold wind doth
blow and the bottom of the thermometer is close to the top of the
An Allied Restaurant
In addition to the notice required  by law, the proprietor of
a public eating place in an Ontario municipality has had cards
with  following   words prepared
and displayed in his dining room:
Are YOU a Slacker?
Don't Order What We Cannot
Give You.
The LAW Says You Must Not
EAT PORK, except Monday and
Saturday noon.
EAT BEEF, only at one meal per
day,  except Wednesday and
EAT BACON, except for breakfast on Sunday, Tuesday and
Don't leave SUGAR in your
We will give you SUGAR as per
We will feed you as per order if
you are a piker; order all you
like���but you'll not get it.
same revested in United States by Act
of Congress dated June 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opened for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Conservative estimate Forty Billion feet of
commercial lumber. Containing some
of best land left in United States.
Large Map showing land by sections
and Description of soil, climate, rainfall, elevations, etc. Postpaid One
Doliar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
The Bolshevik government has
anounced its intention of severing relations with the Allies for
landing troops on the Mourm'an
coast. German gold or just peevishness?
Certificate of Improvements
the Omineca Mining Division of Cassiar
Where located:���On Rocher de Boule
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C, acting as agent for James Dean,
Free Miner's Certificate No. 7931C,
and James Gilmore, Free Miner's Certificate No. 1095C, intends, sixty days
from the date hereof, to apply to the
Mining Recorder for a Certificate of
Improvements, for the purpose of
obtaining a Crown Grant of the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 18th day of March, A. D.
1918.      30-38 Dalby B. Morkill
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at R. S. Sargent's.
$2     The Miner, $2 a year.      $2
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until J^oon, on
Friday, the 19th July, 1918; for the
conveyance of His Majesty's Mails, on
a proposed Contract for four years,
fortnightly each way, between
from the lst October next.
Printed notices containing further
information as to conditions of proposed
Contract may be seen and blank forms
of Tender may be obtained at the Post
Offices of Hazelton, Kispiox and New
Hazelton,and at the office of the undersigned.
P. 0. Inspector.
Post Office inspector's, Office,
Victoria, B. C, 31st May, 1918.
Certificate of Improvements
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Wh��re located:���On the southwestern
shore of Babine Lake, and near Silver
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for M. J, Kolb, Free
Miner's Certificate No. 7862C, intend,
sixty days from the date hereof, to apply to the MiningRecorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose
of obtaining a Crown Grantof the above
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this 20th day of December, A.
D. 1917. 16-25
1 ATION for the  issue  of a fresh
Certificate  of  Title   for   Lot  32,
Block 3,  Town of Telkwa,   (Map
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title to the above lands, notice
is hereby given that it is my intention
to issue after the expiration of thirty
days after the first publication hereof a
fresh Certificate of Title to the above
lots in the name of Pete Saari, which
Certificate of Title is dated 8th September,  1914,  and is numbered 6529-1.
Land Registry Office, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
14-18 District Registrar.
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Synopsis 01 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,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
cutput of the mine at the rate of five
oents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.0C 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.
Commercial Pi in ting tX
If you can't fight you can at least
s tand behind the man
who fights for you.
The Canadian Patriotic Fund
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J.  E.  Kirby,  R.  E. Allen,  J. K. Frost,   J. R. Barker,
and J. G. Powell.    Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The Canadian Red Cross
The Hazelton  Branch requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of !his great humanitaiian
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: J. F. Maguire, Mrs. Chappell, Wm. Grant
Honorary Secretary: Miss W. Soal
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mesdames Wattie, Wrinch, Sealy, and Glassey; Rev. John
Field, W. Wattie, John Newick
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they r��turn. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with  the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: Wm. Grant
H. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
H. Welch, J. K. Frost, S. Cline, W. Wattie
Some can fight, some can work or pay,
I   ���
What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
, IB*
M. Nolens, leader of the Catholic party, is the new Dutch
Steamers sailing: between Seattle, Victoria,
Vancouver, Ocean Falls, Swanson Bay,
Prince Rupert, Anyox, Ketchikan, Wrangell,
Juneau, Skagway.
The Granby Co. has started
the shipment of coal from its new
property at Cassidy Landing.
The republic of Hayti has declared war on Germany.
Twenty-four wooden vessels.of
3500 tons each, will be constructed by the Lyall Shipbuilding Co.
at North Vancouver.
Thirty-five hundred boilermak-
ers and ironworkers are on strike
at Oakland, Cal.
Eight former German steamers
which were seized by Uruguay
have been chartered to the U. S.
The telephone and telegraph
systems in the U.S. will probably
be taken over by the government
The London Daily Mail has offered a prize of $50,000 to the
first person who flies across the
Atlantic from Great Britain to
the American continent, or vice
versa, in seventy-two consecutive
The U.S. shipping board has
let contracts to Japanese yards
for the building of thirty steel
vessels, and four cargo ships will
be built in China.
Leave Prince Rupert:   For Swanson Bay,  Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Monday.
For Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Saturday.
S     For Anyox 12:00 noon every Friday. =
��     For Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 Noon every Wednesday 3
3    For Naden Harbor and  Masset Inlet points 10 a.m. July 3rd,12th,24th, =
S        August 2nd, 14th, 23rd, Saptember 4th, 13th, 25th, October 4th. =
1     For  Skidegate, Queen  Charlotte City, Sandspit,  Gumshewa, Pacofi, M
���=        Atli Inlet, Lockeport, Jedway, Ikeda, P. M. July 6th, 15th,27th,Aug- 2
5        ust 5th, 17th, 26th, September 7th, 16th, 28th, October 7th. =
S    Arrive Prince Rupert from the South 8:00 a.m. every Wednesday 3
3      and 9:00 a.m. every Friday. =
3     Passenger trains  leave  Hazelton   Eastbound at  7:10   P. M.   Monday, S
=     Wednesday, Friday.    Westbound 8:40 A. M. Sunday. Tuesday, Friday. =
3     For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent,or to 5
5      G. A. McNicholl,AsBt.G��n. Freight and Passenger Aarent.Prince Rupert, B.C. =
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One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service lo and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
Get your letterheads printed at
"Printing of Merit"
Hazelton Hospital &g&
for any period from one month upward at tl par
month in advance. This rate includes office con*
notations and medicines, as well as all costs while
In the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Drug: Store; la Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
British official figures show
that British airmen brought down
4061 German airplanes during the
year ending July 1. During the
same period llll British planes
were lost.
Meat rations in Germany will
be further reduced, this time to
200 grammes.
Damage to the extent of $300,-
000 was caused in a munition-
plant fire at Pembroke, Ont.
The German long-range bombardment of Paris has been resumed after an interval of several weeks.
Ten thousand persons in San
Juan, Porto Rico, are suffering
from a three-day fever.
The P.G.E. will be extended to
57 miles byond Clinton this year.
The provincial government will
spend half a million dollars in the
James G. Powell
Provincial Assayer.    Analytical
New Hazelton, B.C.
$2     The Miner $2 a year.      $2
Addressing Soldiers' Hail
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
There are more than 300,000
women at present engaged on
the land in Great Britain, compared with 91,000 last year.
The validity of the order-in-
council of April 20 cancelling exemptions of men between 20 and
22 has been upheld by the supreme court.
Happy Norway
The people of Norway are eating a dark, heavy, war bread,
produced from a mixture of every
available cereal, but even these
stocks of flour are so low that
dried fish is now being used. The
use of cellulose made from wood
is also contemplated as a wheat-
flour substitute. With this bread
the Norwegians will eat margarine made from whale oil.
The U-boats are wasting some
of our food:   Don't be a U-boat.
The Omineca Miner
The best medium for Home and Out-of-Town
Advertisers*      We carry the News*
Job Printing of the Highest Quality.
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I Assortment of Veterin- f
I ary Supplies��� |
I       Equine Cough Syrup       I
| Liniment, Antiseptic,
I Healing Salve, Blister
I Compound, Colic Relief.
Up-to-Date Drug Stores
Hazelton    -      ���      -    i. C.
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Now  Open  Under New  Management
Omineca Hotel
Remodelled, Refurnished, Redecorated
Every provision for the comfort
of Ladies and Gentlemen
Writing and Smoking Lounge With Urge  Open
Large Sample Room Well Lighted
Military Service Act. 1917.
Men 19 and 20 Years of Age.
Harvest Leave.
Leave of Absence on Ground off Extreme Hardship.
Procedure to obtain Leave off Absence.
Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.
It has come to the attention of the Government that there is a widespread
impression that young men of nineteen years, and those who became twenty
since October 13, 1917, as well as those who may become nineteen from time to
time and who have been or will be called upon to register under the Military
Service Act, are to be immediately called to the colours.
This impression is quite incorrect. No date has yet been fixed for calling
upon such men to so report for duty, nor has the question been brought before
the Cabinet for decision. In view of the need of labour on the farm, it is most
unlikely that consideration will be given to the matter until after the harvest is
over, although of course the Government's action must be determined primarily
by the military situation.
There is no further obligation incumbent upon young men of the ages
aboveAmentioned wko have registered or who do bo hereafter, until they receive
notice from the Registrars.
Harvest Leave.
Some enquiries have been received as to the possibility of granting harvest
leave to such troops as may be in the country at that time. No definite assurance can be given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they
become available. On the other hand, harvest leave will be given if at all
Leave of Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.
It is desired that the Regulations respecting leave of absence in cases of hardship should be widely known and fully understood. Such leave will be granted
in two cases:��� (a) where extreme hardship arises by reason of the fact that the
man concerned is either the ��nly son capable of earning a livelihood, of a father
killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training for
such service, or under treatment after returning from overseas; or the only
remaining of two or more brothers capable of earning a livelihood (the other
brother or brothers having been killed or disabled on service, or being presently
in service overseas, or in training for overseas or under treatment after his or
their return from overseas); brothers married before 4th August, 1914, living in
separate establishments and having a child or children not to be counted,
in determining the fact that the man is the "only" remaining son or brother)
(b) where extreme hardship arises by reason of exceptional circumstances such as
the fact that the man concerned is the sole support of a widowed mother, an
invalid father or other helpless dependents.
It is to be noted that in all thes-e cases the governing factor is not hardship,
loss or suffering to the individual concerned, but to others, that is. members of
his family or those depending upon him.
Procedure to obtain leave of absence.
A simple system for dealing with these cases has been adopted. Forms of
application have been supplied to every Depot Battalion and an officer of each
battalion has been detailed whose duty it is to give them immediate attention.
The man concerned should on reporting to his unit state that he desires to apply
for leave of absence on one or more of the grounds mentioned and his application
form will then be filled out and forwarded to Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. In
the meantime, if the case appears meritorious, the man will be given provisional
leave of absence for thirty days so that he may return home and continue his
civil occupation while his case is being finally disposed of.
Issued by Department of Militia and Defence,
Department of Justice. THE OMINECA MINER SATURDAY, JULY 20. 1918
Visited Coal Property
Mayor McClymont of Prince
Rupert, who holds extensive in-
interests in Telkwa Collieries,
Limited, visited the properties at
Telkwa this week, in connection
with the future plans of operation of the fields.
Now is the time to go fishing.
Some excellent catches are being
taken in the rivers, lakes and
streams in this locality,and there
is fish for all who care to go after it.
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The Battle's Progress
On Monday the Germans resumed their offensive, this time
on the Champagne front front
from Maison de Champagne to
Chateau  Thierry, a 55-mile line.
The German intention,from all
indications, was the straightening of the large salient of which
Rheims forms the apex, which,if
successful, would render the capture of Paris a comparatively
simple matter, to the Teutonic
mind, at least.
The initial attack carried the
Germans 5000 yards at a few
points, where they hit a defense
of stonewall proportions ��� and
Counter-attacks by the French
have restored a portion of the
captured territory. The enemy
claims to have taken 18,000 prisoners, described to be a gross
exaggeration, says London, which
estimates the German losses at
On Thursday a brilliant counter
thrust was launched by General
Foch, on a front of 25 miles from
Fontenay, north of the Aisne,
southward to Belleu, in which
thousands of prisoners were taken and the German line penetrated to a distance of six miles. The
successful prosecution of this offensive would result in disaster
to the German forces on the wide
and dangerous Marne salient.
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