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THE LEADING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER OF NORTHERN BRITISH COLUMBIA*
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VOL. VI, NO. 26
HAZELTON, B. C, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1917
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
RUNAWAYHENT TO PEN
Recaptured Prisoners Receive
Heavy Sentences for
Exploits
The two prisoners who were
recaptured after escaping from
Hazelton lockup a couple of weeks
ago were tried before Judge
Young on Wednesday evening.
Both pleaded guilty. Martin
Cunningham was sentenced to
two years for stealing a revolver
from the police station; two years
for breaking into a cabin on the
Bulkley road, and six months for
escaping from jail. As the two-
year sentences run concurrently
he will serve 2�� years in the penitentiary. Joseph Petzl, alias
Smith, was sentenced to two
years for the theft of a revolver
and five months extra for escaping from custody. The judge, in
delivering sentence,took occasion
to give the prisoners a severe
lecture.
Telegraphic Briefs
London: Premier Borden, accompanied by Hazen and Rogers,
arrived yesterday to attend the
Imperial conference.
London: The Americans held
among the Yarrowdale prisoners
in Germany have been  released.
Madrid: Ambassador Gerard
is here.on his way from Berlin to
Washington. He was tendered
an official reception.
Honolulu: The machinery of
eight interned German liners has
been damaged beyond repair by
their crews.
Washington: Bread riots in
every large city in the U.S. are
feared. Congressman London
blames food speculators for high
prices. He says the country is
surfeited with gold, but has no
bread for its workers.
New York : Administration
officials are exonerated in the
leak probe. Newspapermen are
held responsible.
Ottawa: The national service
commission hopes that all will
sign the service cards before
April 1.
BRITAIN'S REMARKABLE ACTION
AGRICULTURE SOCIALIZED AND IMPORTS RESTRICTED TO AID IN TRIUMPH OF ENTENTE
Telephone Exchange
The Northern Telephone Co.
has received the switchboard and
other apparatus for the installation of an up-to-date telephone
exchange in Hazelton, and the
present party-line system will
soon be a thing of the past.
Manager Maguire is expected to
return from Vancouver in the
course of a week and work on the
new system will begin immediately.
W.A.
The W.A. meeting will beheld
at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 1,
in the Mission House.
London: Premier Lloyd George,
speaking in the commons, said
that, face to face with a menace
of admitted gravity to her food
supplies through the operation of
German submarine warfare,Britain had determined upon a most
drastic curtailment of her imports. All luxuries are to be
banned and non-essential staples
must make way for necessities of
war. The restrictive plans will
change the very foundation of
British life and will practically
affect the dining table of every
British citizen. If such a program be carried out, the premier
promised his audience, Britain
can face the enemy's worst.
Food stocks are the lowest in
recollection, due to bad harvests.
For the nation's life increased
production is necessary. To this
end British agriculture is to be
socialized. Lloyd George announced that these minimum
prices would be paid to agriculturists: 1917���wheat, 1.81 bushel;
oats, 1.16; potatoes, 78 cents.
1918 and 1919-wheat,1.66; oats,
97 cents; potatoes, 78 cents.
1920 to 1923���wheat, 1.36; oats,
72 cents; potatoes,78 cents. The
minimum wage for farm laborers will be $6.25 a week.
London: Premier Borden brings
Canada's message: "War to a
victorious ending." He and his
party were greatly impressed by
what they saw of Britain's naval
power.
The Imperial conference is a
notable event, which will lead to
perfect co-ordination of effort
throughout the Empire.
Washington: Officials of the
American stea.nship line declared
their readiness to defy submarines if the navy would furnish
defence guns; but Secretary Daniels demurs, fearing international
trouble would ensue. A too-zealous gunner, he said, might precipitate the country into war.
Athens: The Greek government expresses its willingness to
carry out the wishes of the Allies.
Tokio: Nippon Yusen Kaisha,
Japan's largest steamship line,
will arm all vessels destined for
American and European ports.
Oswego: Members of the congressional committee on foreign
affairs have received anonymous
letters threatening death within
24 hours if they support a declaration of war against Germany.
London: German estimates of
man-power do not agree. They
! claim that their population at the
last census was not 65,000,000,
but 80,000.000. This, if true,
would explain Germany's unexpected capacity to produce reserves.
Berlin papers intimate that American steamers will not be sunk.
Fifty Sinn Feiners were arrested in various parts of Ireland
yesterday.
PLAY PLEASED
BIG AUDIENCE
Roosevelt plans to take an American division to Europe immediately on the declaration of war
between the U. S. and Germany.
"Mrs. Temple's Telegram," as
performed by Hazelton Dramatic
Society on Tuesday evening, was
a pleasing entertainment,worthy
to rank with the many successes
already scored by our amateur
players. Every part was well
acted, and the large audience
gave every evidence of approval.
The cast was as follows: Jack
Temple, E. A. Donohoe; Frank
Fuller, H. H. Phillips; Captain
Sharpe, H. F. Glassey; Wigson,
valet to Temple, Dr. W. Sager;
John Brown, R. J. Rock; Mrs.
Jack Temple, Mrs. H. Hamblin;
Dorothy. Mrs. Temple's Sister,
MissM. Allen; Mrs. Frank Fuller,
Miss M. Ward; Mrs. Brown,Miss
M. Wentzel.
A dance followed the perform-
ance.and many remained to enjoy
it. Refreshments and candies
were served, adding considerably
to the receipts of the evening.
These amounted to over $200, by
which Haze'ton Hospital will
benefit.
Lieut. Evans at Telkwa
Lieut. Evans, who is recruiting
for the Canadian Engineers, held
a very successful meeting at Telkwa on Wednesday evening,making a good impression in the river
town as he did in Hazelton. F.
G. Heal was chairman of'the
meeting.
Indians For War Work
Capt. A. M. Tyson, inspector
of Indian agencies, was here this
week in the capacity of recruiting
officer for the corps of Indians
which is being formed for forestry and construction work outside
the war zone. This new battal-
! ion i s not to be a fighting unit,
but will be utilized in getting out
ties, bridge timbers and other
material required by the men in
the front line. It is believed the
idea of seeing the world under
government auspices will appeal
to many of the younger Indians
of this and other districts.
Permanent  Honor  Roll
An illuminated honor roll, bearing the names of all soldiers from j
Hazelton district, is to be placed
in St. Peter's Church.    The Sol-1
diere' Aid has the matter in hand
and a special fund will be raised j
to cover the necessary expense,
Cox Family Departs
With the good wishes of many
friends, Mrs. E. R. Cox and
children left on Thursday for
their new home at Prince Rupert, where Mr. Cox is in charge
of the government telegraph office. Mrs. Cox, who has been
active in every good cause, will
be much missed in Hazelton.
Ottawa: Recruiting is satisfactory. Canada's enlistments
number  approximately 400,000.
ANNUAL MEETING
OF SOLDIERS' AID
The Soldiers' Aid and Employment Committee has called a
general meeting, to receive reports and elect a committee for
the ensuing year. The meeting
will be held in the courtroom on
Tuesday evening next at eight
o'clock, and all citizens are invited to attend.
After Rupert's Scalp
Washington: Legislation now
pending, to prohibit the importation of fresh or frozen fish from
Canada, has the object of rehabilitating American fisheries on
the Pacific coast. Ambassador
Spring-Rice, after a conference
with Secretary Redfield, advised
Ottawa that prohibitory legislation might be avoided by discontinuing the exclusive concessions
to Prince Rupert by the G. T. P.,
which Americans claim are ruining the fishing industry at Ketchikan. An agreement may be
made with the G.T.P. to run a
steamer to Ketchikan to take
care of the American catch.
Coming Events
Feb. 27 ���Annual Meeting of Soldiers'
Aid, Courtroom, 8 p.m.
March 1- Sewing Meeting of W. A.,
Mission House, 3 p.m.
March 17 W. A. Afternoon Tea.
Evening Entertainment 1 I" Soldiers'
Aid.
LOCAL NEWS PARAGRAPHS
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
J. F. McMullen, of Edmonton,
was in town on Tuesday.
H. J. Hughes.of Prince George,
was among Tuesday's arrivals.
A son of A. W. Stultze, of
South Hazelton, is dead at the
front.
James Dean was down from
the Rocher de Boule early in the
week.
H. H. Little returned on Thursday from a brief visit to the
Bulkley Valley.
Dr. and Mrs. Maclean,of Smithers, were among the week's visitors in Hazelton.
Otto Utterstrom, who has been
in Vancouver for several months,
is revisiting Hazelton.
The theft of two valuable silver fox pelts from J. J. McNeil's
store at Telkwa is reported.
The ladies of the W.A. will
give a" Tea, to raise funds for the
Soldiers' Aid, on March 17.
Mrs. R. S. Sargent, who has
been visiting relatives at Tacoma,
is expected to return tonight.
Rev. W. S. A. Larter, of Smithers, was busy shaking hands
with his friends in Hazelton on
Tuesday.
Robert Langlands received the
congratulations of many friends
yesterday on the completion of
his 75th year.
Alexander Sharp, the well-
known mining engineer, was here
for a few days,leaving on Thursday for Vancouver.
F. B. Chettleburgh, forest assistant for this district, returned
on Thursday from an official visit
to the Bulkley Valley.
Fire on Monday destroyed the
cottage occupied by McAn-
drew,   at the  Rocher de  Boule
power plant on Juniper creek.
Judge Young arrived from Rupert on Wednesday and held
court the same evening, returning to the coast on Thursday's
train.
D. B. Morkill has been engaged
in mine surveys for some time.
He left on Thursday for Vancouver, but will return early in the
spring.
Eli Carpenter, pioneer of the
Slocan and well known in this
district, died a few days ago at
Annis, of acute indigestion. He
was 75 years of age.
The funeral took place this afternoon of Mrs. MacKenzie, of
New Hazelton, who succumbed
to a sudden illness. The deceased
lady is mourned^by a large circle
of friends.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach tomorrow evening on the subject: "The
Gift of the Manna."
All are cordially invited. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24. 1917
The Omiimeea Miner
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdone.ld, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.5(1 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, February 24, 1917
No. 26
Big Fire at Dawson
Dawson, Feb. 22: -At least two
deaths and a property loss of
$100,000 were caused by a big
fire which occurred here last
night. C. W. C. Tabor,a prominent lawyer, and Bill McAdam,
a White Pa^ stagedriver, lost
their lives. Two other men are
missing.
The Yukoni.i hotel, Sales' jewelry store, Pim-ka's clothing store,
the Cronin hotel and the Pioneer
hotel were destroyed. The Bonanza hotel was   badly  damaged.
It is in the consciousness ol every intelligent Canadian that the
peace which is inevitable, and may even now be on the way, will
mean for the Dominion expansion and growth in the next generation
far beyond anything the country has known. This, in view of the
opening to the plowshare and to civilization of the prairie provinces,
is saying a great deal, but when Charles Camsell, of the Geological
Survey of Canada tells us that there are, in Western Canada, areas
aggregating 042,000 square miles that must still be considered as
unexplored, and in Northern Quebec about 250,000 square miles
more, making an aggregate of 892,000 square miles, it will be seen
that the opportunities for development to the North, in the light of
experience, and with modern tools, can hardly be exaggerated,says
the Christian Science Monitor.
, East of Reindeer Lake and Kassan River, in Manitoba and
Northwest Territory. Mr. Camsell tells us, there are 75,000 miles
of unexplored country, or a division of Ihe continent larger than
the sum of the areas of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and
Massachusetts. To some people the term "unexplored" is
synonymous with "uninhabitable". Many in Canada used to
regard the areas now included in Manitoba, Saskatchewan andJDestroyers
Alberta  as  many    in    the   United    States   a   few   years   ago |av    "\\7jU
Rod and Gun
In the February issue of Rod
and Gun,now on the newsstands,
Bonnycastle Dale, the naturalist
writer, describes in "Hunting
with the Modern Camera" the
methods by which he gets near
to the forest birds and beasts to
lake some of the remarkable
photographs with which his stories are illustrated. "The Wood-
duck," by F. V. Williams, supplements the cover picture for
this month, which reproduces in
colors true to life this rarely
beutiful and comparatively rare
species of duck. "Old Frying
Pan," a bear story by H. C. Bad-
don, "Hawks and Other Game
by Reginald Gour-
i  a  Watch  and Com
pass," "With the Timber Wolves
regarded  most of the territory  lying   west, of the Mississippi.
But the statement that territory is unexplored carries with it, tohn Northern Canada," etc., along
people informed on the subject of settlement, the inference that, [ with the regular departments,
assuming ripeness for the times, everything is possible for the! which are well maintained, make
prospector and the immigrant within its borders. Lp a particularly interestingnum-
On the peninsula between Ungava and Hudson Hay there is an ; Dpr 0f   this   premier   Canadian
area of 75,000 miles, that no man can talk about with authority, and iouidour magazine.
this is only one of several a/eus around the great inland sea toward i 	
which a railroad was building when the war broke out.   In ignorance j Tacla  Ferry  Wrecked
of what these stretches have to offer, many are saying now, as in i The ferry scow at Tacla cross-
the past they have said of other unexplored lands, that there is jng, on the trail to Omineca river
nothing in them to invite adventure, enterprize oi industry. They anrj Ingineca placer districts, is
do not know. Regardless of pessimistic belief's, energy and capital ot.it of commission, after years of
united, previous Lo August, 1914, in a determined effort, to open up service, The works department
the Hudson Hay country, and the work was only temporarily has been asked to provide a new
interrupted when Belgium was invaded. ferry, to be ready when the pack
Every argument that is used to chill expectation with regard lo trail i:; open in the spring. Un
the Hudson Bay country was employed to turn the early westbound ]ess this i.s done, the Manson
immigrant, south of the line, a generation or so ago, away from
Minnesota,the Dakotas,Montana,Wyoming,Oregon and Washington.
These territories, it was held with pertinacity and confidence would
"of course" never become habitable, "at least, not to any extent."
Later the same discouraging future was outlined for Western
Canada, east of the Rockies. Yet; people who have made a surface
investigation of the Hudson Bay region say that there is no more
reason why populations should not exist, and thrive, and prosper
within it than populations should not exist in Denmark, Sweden,
Norway, Holland, Finland and Northern Russia.
A touch of civilization goes a long way toward "warming up"
a new country, toward driving from it the atmosphere of the
wilderness. The law of probabilities would render it entirely
reasonable to assume that the land in Northern Canada, now hidden
from the eye of man, contains everything necessary to the
maintenance of those who shall delve for it.
When the war is over the railway that was to be built, 'lit a
cost of $16,000,000, in order that Western Canada's great cereal
surplus might be carried to Liverpool at a saving of 1000 miles, will
be completed. Of this there appears to be no doubt, and with
communication once ..established, thorough exploration will follow
as a matter of course. Until il is found that, in the vast territory
for which Hudson Bay oilers an ocean outlet, there is no fertile
soil and no mineral wealth, or, in other words,until it is found that,
Canada North is less favored than any other part of the globe, it,
would be well enough to reserve judgment. The prospects arel
that the zone of activity on the North American continent will
move upward a degree or two in the next few years.
Creek and Ingineca miners will
have difficulty in obtaining supplies.
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of ail kinds.
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining; Machinery and Supplies.
Crc.dock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
In.wrar.se and Munufaclurers' A$ent.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
THE LEAPING HOTEL IN NORTHERN B. C.
Copper River Iron I something  real  if  the property
Within  a  very short time   a s���jts them is  borne out  bv  the
representative  of eastern capital fact ihaU w,]en 8een R f(JW d
is expected to visit  this  part of
the province to look into the iron
deposits on Copper river.    Inter
est, apparently, has been at
aroused  in these deposits, which
are regarded as of exceptional
extent and value, 'being of limon-
ite, or bog iron.
A Toronto mining engineer has
been   asked   to   investigate  for
eastern capital and he expects to
visit the location shortly.
That those interested   intend
: : EUROPEAN PLAN ::
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. aulo service to and from all trains and boats
PRINCE RUPERT- B.C.
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, Hritish Columbia,
mid Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson. Fort George
and New Hazelton.
P. P. Burden, Now Haaelton
ago,   this   engineer   was   very
anxious  to  get all  the facts he
.could with respect to the  possi-
ast | ... .       , . ,
unities   lor  railway construction
with the mines, should they be
developed. He has all the facts
as to the extent of them and also
knew they were supposed to be
easily worked by a dredging process. ���P. R. Journal
~0
STUART J. MARTIN
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
DALBY B. MORKILL
Hritish Columbia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, B, C.
The Miner is twodol
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attend-
irsa vear.  ed to. ��� tf
IF YOU CAN'T FIGHT
YOU CAN AT LEAST
STAND BEHIND THE
MAN WHO FIG!
FOR YOU!
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:
,1. E. Kirby, H. H. Little, R.E.Allen, J. Naylor. Wm. Ware
and C. V. Smith.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The  Hazelton  Branch  requests the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitarian
organization.
Honorary Presidents:' Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. IT. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; VV. J. Can-
Honorary Secretary:  Miss J. C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. II. C. Wrinch,   Mrs. R. G. Moseley,   Mrs. Chas. Reid,
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Field, Rev. M. Pike, IT. H. Phillips
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
SOLDIERS'AID & EMPLOYMENT
COMMITTEE
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: R.E.Allen, District Forester
S. II. Hoskins,   A.   E.   Player,   Wm.   Ware,  Jos.   Naylor,
H. H. Little, J. K. Frost, F. B. Chettleburgh
SOME CAN FIGHT, SOME
CAN WORK OR PAY ��� THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1917
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
MINERAL ACT
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Certificate of Improvements     |
Kansas now has a "bone-dry"
law.
Ontario will give votes to women.
Poultry sells for $20 in Germany.
Ohio has given women presidential votes.
An El Paso report says Villa
��� has sailed for Japan.
The C.P.R. paid a dividend of
ten per cent for last year.
A union of agricultural organizations in B.C. is proposed.
Western Canada lost $100,000,-
000 from rust on grain last year.
Russia is giving a large sum to
aid in establishing a mercantile
fleet.
Lloyd George is understood to
have a plan for colonial preference.
Freight steamers for the Cu-
nard line are to be built in Seattle.
- A referendum after the war on
Dominion-wide prohibition is proposed.
As a step towards becoming a
military power, China desires to
join the Entente.
Many B.C. yachtsmen and lake
sailors are serving with the British auxiliary fleet.
New York financiers have
bought the Missouri Pacific railway for $16,151,000.
Sweden demands compensation
from Germany for the torpedoing
of the steamer Varing.
U.S. national guards who have
been serving on the Mexican
border are being demobilized.
Experiments have proved that
trawling from Prince Rupert can
be made a profitable industry.
Premier Morris of Newfoundland says that colony may join
Canada as a result of the war.
A gigantic opium ring, with
centers in many American and
Oriental cities, has been uncovered.
India's resources are now being mobilized for munition work.
Native princes are giving liberally.
Multiplaneaerialdreadnaughts,
capable of battling with super-
zeppelins, are to be built for the
U.S.
Saskatchewan soldiers willHleet
one or more members of the provincial legislature to represent
them.
To solve the problem of cheap
fuel for the west, it is proposed
to develop the prairie lignite deposits.
President Wilson has asked
congress to appropriate $400,000
for a nation-wide probe into food
prices.
Less than one ship in a hundred has been sunk since the new
submarine campaign opened on
Feb. 1.
The British government will
take over the coal mines of the
United Kingdom for the duration
of the war.
Canada will maintain 26 reserve battalions in England, for
the re-inforcement of units at
the front. Each province will
have its own battalions.
H. S. Clements, M.P. for this
district, says there is not likely
to be a federal election in the
near future.
San Francisco's notorious "Bar-
bary Coast" was raided by police
and 900 women were evicted from
disorderly houses.
Seven large fires have occurred
in the business district of Quebec
city within a month. Incendiarism is suspected.
Five hundred scantily-clad women besieged the New York city
hall, demanding relief from the
high cost of living.
Canadian women and children
have been prohibited from going
to Britain or France, owing to
the submarine danger.
As a first step in the utilization
of Canada's militia, city battalions have been called out for two
nights' drill each week.
To reduce the staff of the Do-
minion railways department,
single men eligible for military
service are being dismissed.
General Funston, in command
of the U.*S. forces on the Mexican
border, died on Tuesday. Pershing is likely to succeed hiin.
Canadian manufacturers o f
news print paper will reduce
their prices in the Dominion, at
the request of  the government.
The Labor party now has a
majority in the Australian par
liament and senate. Premier
Hughes has formed a coalition
cabinet.
Vancouver will ask for thirty
amendments to its charter, including one making the mayoral
and aldermanic terms two years,
and another permitting women
to sit on the council.
If the provincial byelections
are not called until the woman
suffrage law is in effect, it is
probable that Vancouver will
have a woman candidate for the
late Ralph Smith's seat.
An American steamship man
states that Britain has captured
or destroyed four hundred German submarines, and that 187 of
the undersea boats are chained
together in Plymouth harbor, the
Deutschland being among them.
The Port of London Authority
has issued an announcement that
during the past year the stocks
of foodstuffs in public warehouses have increased 22 per cent,
being 687,000 tons against 564,-
000 tons. The present stocks
are the largest in the history of
the docks of London. In 1913
the traffic of that port was 1,-
549.000 tons, compared with
1,829,000 tons for last year.
NOTICE
AJAX MINERAL CLAIM, situated in
Omineca mining division of Omineca
district; located on Rocher de Boule
mountain, on Juniper creek, adjoining
the Iowa mineral claim on the south.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Jas. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
No. 43174B, acting as agent for Charles
F. Booth, Free Miner's Certificate No.
43178B, 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 for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this second day of December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
! Hudson's Bay Company |
HAZELTON, B. C.
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BAKING
POWDER
Per 1-lb tin,
.25
Per 2J-lb tin,
.65
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
/""OAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
^-J 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 fpr a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
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the rights applied for are situated.
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MOOSE.ELK MINERAL CLAIMS.sit-
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Cassiar District.
Where located :���-On the West slope
of Rocher de Boule Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalby B.
Morkill, of Hazelton, B.C., B.C. Land
Surveyor, acting as agent for New
Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Limited,
(N. P. L.), Free Miner's Certificate
No. 6fc$8C, 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 ot the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 21-29
Dated this 15th day of January, A.
D. 1917.
D. B. Morkill
TO INVESTORS
THOSE WHO, FROM  TIME TO TIME, HAVE
FUNDS   REQUIRING   INVESTMENT
MAY   PURCHASE   AT   PAR
OF CANftOl
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IN SUMS OF $500, OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF
Principal repayable is: October, 1010.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October bv
cheque (free of exchange at any chartered Bank In Canada) al
the rate of five per ceiu per annum from the dale of purchase.
Holders of (his slock will have (he privilege of surrendering
at par and accrued interest, as the equivalent oftJOah, in payment of any allolment made under any future war loan issue in
Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short
date security.
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to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in
respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
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OCTOBER 7th, 181��. ' THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 1917
THE MINER WAR BULLETINS
MONDAY, FEB. 19
Berne: Buda - Pesth papers
condemn submarine warfare.and
attack Count von Reventlow, the
principal exponent of the undersea campaign,demanding that he
be placed under restraint. A
Socialist organ attacks Von Tirpitz and demands the cessation
of murder at sea. A member of
the chamber of deputies says:
"We have made the whole world
turn against us; all American
countries are joining our enemies.
This is sheer madness."
London: British troops captured positions on a front of one
and a half miles, penetrating the
German defences for a distance
of one thousand yards. This
gain brings our lines within close
range of Petit Miraumont, which
lies northeast of Grandecourt, on
the Ancre front.
On the Tigris front in Mesopotamia British troops have forced
the enemy back upon the river,
taking 800 yards of trenches and
capturing 2000 Turks. Many
officers are among the prisoners.
A large quantity of munitions
fell into our hands. Half-hearted
counter-attacks were easily repulsed.
London: Speaking at BolIon,
Earl Derby said the end of the
war was not yet near, and the
Empire would require still graver
sacrifices. He warned the country that the war would be long
continued and the struggle more
bitter than in the past. The nation has money and munitions,
but more men are wanted. The
struggle can only be won by
everyone doing his utmost.
Hon. Arthur Henderson says
confidence was never so high. He
predicts that the Allies will strike
a blow next summer on the west
front that will ensure an entirely
satisfactory ending to the war.
Paris: There was intermittent
cannonading along the greater
part of the French front. An enemy attack at Bezon Vaux failed.
Amsterdam: U.S. consuls are
detained in Germany, and may
not be able to leave for weeks.
Adolf Hoffman,Socialist,speaking in the Prussian diet, said the
people are starving and freezing.
They had been deprived of their
rights and ill-treated by the'police.
The food regulations had   failed.
New York: Six steamers sail
for European ports today, including the big Holland-America liner
Noordam. Nonecarrypassengers.
Only ships of the Allies may
enter Plymouth harbor, which is
essentially a British naval base.
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London: The German army
under Crown Prince Rupprecht,
opposing the British in the Somme
region,has received several sharp
raps during the last thirty-six
hours. In the vicinity of Miraumont the British made further
advances, despite fogs and the
thawing of the frozen ground
and the resultant seas of mud.
Our lines now overlook Miraumont from several points. A
violent counter-attack by Germans
north of the Ancre was bloodily
repulsed. North of Armentieres
British raiders penetrated 250
yards into the second line of German  trenches,   killing sixty   of
the enemy. Many dugouts were
cleared by our bombers. Other
minor raids yesterday and last
night were successful.
London: A Britisher of high
military authority says the Allies
will destroy the German menace
to world peace. The strength of
I the Entente is increasing, while
the Teutonic powers are declining
and their defeat is inevitable.
The Allies are better equipped in
men, money, and munitions to
wage a successful final drive.
British loan subscriptions exceed $3,500,000,000.
London: The failure of the
submarine 'blockade' is shown by
the increase in British imports of
wheat and corn. Since the present undersea campaign started
these imports have been greater
than for any similar period.
The sinking of two British and
two neutral steamers is reported.
Petrograd : All restrictions
have been removed from Jews
who have fought for Russia.
Germans clad in white overalls
assumed the offensive on our front
east of Korchova, southwest of
Dvinsk, hut were repulsed.
On the Roumanian front we
captured, without firing a shot, a
strongly fortified point of support
of an enemy height two-thirds of
a mile south of the village of Ok-
na. All counter-attacks were repulsed.   We took many prisoners.
Snowstorms prevail on the Caucasus front.
Paris: There was an unsuccessful zeppelin raid on the
French coast in the neighborhood
of Boulogne. Several bombs were
dropped without result. Our
western front was calm.
New York. Fear of the submarine zone has vanished and
ships are plying across the Atlantic confident of protection
through Britain's naval supremacy. The American freighter
Pueblo left with contraband a-
board. Sixteen vessels departed
and 12 arrived during the weekend.
The French liner Guayne.from
Bordeaux,sank a submarine with
one shot from her 65-millimeter
gun.
Washington: A peremptory demand for release of the Yarrow-
dale prisoners has been sent to
Germany. Activities of pro-Germans may force the president's
hand. Senator Overman declared
in the senate that there are 100.-
000 European spies in the U S.
WEDNES.,FEB. 21
London; Commenting on the
colossal subscription to the new
war loan, the Times says the
prompt response of Britain to
war finance requirements speaks
to the world in no uncertain
tones. The nation could raise a
second loan if necessary.
The enemy's lines in Mesopotamia are being steadily pushed
back.
We carried out a successful raid
yesterday morning east of Souchez, taking a few prisoners.
Usual artillery activity prevails
on the remainder of the front.
It is proposed to enlist women
for work at the front as cooks, etc.
Paris: French troops captured
many prisoners in a surprise raid
north of Flirey and west of Water-
ville. In the Oiseand Aisne region
there is considerable artillery act
ivity; elsewhere our front is calm.
Amsterdam: Germany is thoroughly Prussianizing Poland and
despoiling the forests of the country, its greatest wealth. Hun
police agents swarm everywhere.
Jews are maltreated and Warsaw
jails are filled with citizens.
Berlin: An official statement
says: "All who venture within
the barred zone must perish."
Washington:     There  is   real
danger of an armed clash with
Germany.     This danger cannot
be removed until the   Kaiser's
government revokes the decree
for unlimited submarine warfare.
The detention of the Yarrowdale
j prisoners and other issues are in
I themselves serious. Two unarmed
I merchantmen   are   now   in   the
I
danger zone. Their safety is the
subject of the liveliest official interest.
The espionage bill has passed
the senate.
New York: The Times says
the hour to strike is overdue.
This great Democratic organ
shows signs of parting from the
president. America, it says, is
humiliated by Germany's embargo; humbled and disgraced in the
eyes of the world���passive allies
of the Huns.
A.A.Sandel, editor of Hearst's
Deutsches Journal and president
of the Central Powers' War Film
Exchange,and C. W. Wunneberg,
his assistant, were arrested for
illegal espionage propaganda in
New York to aid Germany. San-
del was prominent in the attempt
to free Boy-Ed. His procedure
was to send alleged newspaper
men to England on various pretexts. British authorities exposed his work..
Havana: The Cuban revolt
is practically quelled.
\\        THURSDAY, FEB. 22   1
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London: Sir Edward Carson,
first lord of theadmiralty.declared
in parliameni yesterday that the
submarine menace was grave and
serious,and was growing; but expressed confidence that measures
now being perfected will gradually mitigate its seriousness. He
asks for 400,000 sailors. This
additional force is made necessary
by the great expansion of the
navy. Sir Edward congratulated
the country on having Jellicoe as
first sea lord.
During the period from Feb. 1
to 18, 6076 vessels arrived in
British ports and 5873 departed,
despite the German "blockade".
Germany's hope of starving England by submarine ruthlessness
has gone glimmering.
Lord Fisher, former first sea
lord, has returned to the admiralty
staff as president of the board of
inventions, a branch of the antisubmarine department. North-
cliffe papers bitterly oppose the
appointment of Fisher, claiming
that at 76 he is too old to be put
in charge of the work of younger
and more energetic men.
Vessels carrying goods to and
from enemy ports are liable to
capture and condemnation unless
they call at an Allied port for an
examination of their cargoes.
The blockade of Germany is
apparently complete.
The British steamer Brigade,
450 tons, is reported sunk.
London: Further successes in
the campaign against the Turks
on Sinai peninsula are reported.
The enemy is fleeing before the
advancing  British.    An   entire
garrison was captured.
Paris: The entire west front is
quiet. A Hague report says many
art treasures are being removed
from Alsace and Lorraine to Stuttgart and Munich, in Germany.
London: The committee on the
commercial and industrial policy
of Britain yesterday issued a report recommending Imperial preference in customs duties hereafter
to be immediately effective as
regards imports,giving preferential duties no all imports from
dominions and colonies.
Stockholm: A committee of
the Riksdag rejects the government proposal for a loan of 30,-
000.000 kr. for maintaining the
neutrality guard. The premier
may resign if the Riksdag endorses the action of the committee
FRIDAY, FEB. 23
Paris: France has adopted
successful defensive measures
against submarines. Admiral La-
caze,minister of marine, says the
German attempt to blockade the
Allies is doomed to failure. The
undersea campaign, he declares,
is the last fling of brute strength.
In Germany the people's confidence in the Kaiser's military
power is on the wane.
Thirty-two Bavarian and Prussian soldiers were killed and two
hundred wounded as a result of
a quarrel at Beverloof, Belgium.
Geneva: The magnitude of the
new British war loan staggers the
neutrals. It is regarded as proof
that the resources of the British
government are unlimited.
Sydney: The Australian transport Berrima was torpedoed in
European waters on Sunday. The
damaged steamer was taken safely into port under its own steam.
Four of the crew were killed by
the explosion. No troops were
aboard.
London: The Holt liner Perseus, 6728 tons, was torpedoed.
The Swedish steamer Skogland
was sunk, the crew being given
ten minutes to leave. Five Americans were members of thecrew.
New York: Taft says it is the
duty of the U. S., if there are
further invasions of its rights by
"ruthless" acts, to resist them as
if tht  country itself were being
invaded. He makes a plea for
universal military training, and
describes Bryan as a super-pacifist who must be kicked into war.
New Britain, Conn: The town
is under martial law as a result
of incendiarism. Nine simultaneous fires were started in various
parts of the city. The extent of
the loss is not yet known. Many
manufacturing plants have been
making munitions for the Allies.
Two suspects have been arrested.
Halifax: Contraband has been
found in the baggage of the
Bernstorff party. One secretary
alone had several hundred suits
of cotton pyjamas.
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