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VOL. V, NO. 52
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Send in your ore exhibits for
the Fair.
R. A. Vade has joined Cunningham's sales staff.
With this issue The Mirier
completes its fifth year.
H. D. Lenhart, of Remo, is
spending the week here.
Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Ford, of
Prince Rupert are in town.
F.G.Whitcroft and G. Murray,
of Edmonton, arrived yesterday.
Garnet Chambers, of Edmonton, is here on mining business.
Mrs. J. L. Chtistie, of Telkwa,
is the guest of Mrs. F.B. Chettleburgh.
Quite a crowd is going up to
Telkwa for the Labor Day celebration.
Mrs. W. A. Williscroft. of Telkwa, is visiting Mr. and Mrs. H.
H. Little.
J. C. Rock, of the Union Bank
staff, is spending his vacation
in Seattle.
Thirty New Hazelton people
came over last evening to enjoy
the dance. '
A very heavy second crop of
alfalfa. was cut at the Hospital
farm this week.
Have you joined the Progress
Club? Forty new members were
enrolled this week.
C. L. Cullin, inspector of preemptions, is visiting this part of
his district, on official business.
The Fair directors are having
the new half-mile race track put
in good condition for the speed
Vancouver, Aug. 21:���Satisfied
with the prospects of the government, impressed that the electors
are dissatisfied with Mr. Brewster
for the issuingof his writ,and that
they are anxious that the Pacific
Great Eastern should be pushed
on,and full of optimism regarding
the prospects of the mining
industry, H. H. Stevens, M. P.,
returned to the city after a
fortnight's trip to the northern
Mr. Stevens made a trip from
Prince Rupert to Yellowhead
Pass, holding meetings at a large
number of places along the line,
including Prince Rupert, Terrace, Hazelton, Smithers, Endako,
Prince George, and other smaller
centers, accompanied by Hon.
William Manson, Minister of Agriculture, Hon W. R. Ross, Minister of Lands, and Mr. Frank
Dockrill, Conservative candidate
for Omineca.
"At every place," said Mr.
Stevens, "a lively interest was
found to exist in provincial issues
and a very marked desire to hear
both sides of the question. At
each of the meetings I held the
Paris:     The complete oeeupa-
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tion of Maurepas by the French
brings the Allied linps in Picardy !
within two miles of Comhles.
Maurepas formed one of the principal supporting points between
the Somme and the highway from
Albert to Bapjaume. Combles is
also an important strategic base.
The finest Prussian troops, under
Prince Eitel, the Kaiser's second
son,now hold the road to Peronne
against the Allied advance.
In the region of Delville wood,
British troops advanced seve-al
hundred yards. Guillemont,
where progress has been maile.is
defended by Wurtemburg troops.
On the Verdun front the Germans last night made unsuccessful attacks.
London: Along the Macedonian
front the Allies continue their
successful operations against the
Bulgarians. The Servians have
made further progress. The enemy center is yielding to the
heavy pressure. Greek officers
and men are joining the Allies to
resist the Bulgarians.
Three Austrian trains are arriving daily at Orsova, near the
Servian-Roumanian border, with
ammunition which is to be conveyed to Bulgarian ports further
down the Danube. German staff
officers, with two generals, are
inspecting the Austrian defences
along the Roumanian border.
Petrograd: After recapturing
Mush,the Russians have compelled the Turks to evacuate   Bitlis.
A new offensive movement in
Southern Armenia is being energetically developed. In the offensive west of Lake Van further
progress is being made.     In the
direction of Mosul we are pursuing the remnants of dispersed
Turkish divisions.
London: In German East Africa an important advance has
been made, British troops occupying Kelossa.
Eight persons were killed and
36 injured in a zeppelin raid last
night. One airship reached the
outskirts of London.
The Grand Sheriff of Mecca has
denounced the German-led rulers
of Turkey and thrown off the
yoke of Constantinople,calling on
the faithful to preserve Islam.
New York: A British officer
stated today that the Bremen had
been captured and that the British government had maintained
silence because another merchant
subniar'ne, the Amerika, had
sailed from Germany.
Many Friends Entertained Last
Evening by Mr. and
Mrs. Sargent
The town has never seen a
more enjoyable dance than that
given last night by Mr. and Mrs.
R. S. Sargent. The occasion was
the 25th anniversary of Mr. Sargent's arrival in Hazelton, and
was also a farewell to Miss Bar-
beau and Miss Peel, guests of
Mrs. Sargent, who are leaving
for their homes shortly. Assembly Hall was rearranged and
handsomely decorated for the
occasion. Its capacity was taxed
by the crowd of dancers, there
being fifty-six couples in attendance, as well as a large number
of unattached males. The floor
was in excellent condition, and
the music,furnished by Gray and
Adams, left nothing to be desired.
The host and hostess received
many compliments on the success
of the dance, and they and the
guests of honor were made the
recipients of handsome souvenirs
of the occasion.
Sawmill to Resume
The sawmill of the Interior
Lumber Co., on Two-mile Creek,
will resume operations in the
course of a few days. The company's stock of lumber has run
low and it will take several weeks
to cut the material required for
the' new Bulkley bridge and for
Wounded Doing Well
Writing to Jack Frost, Private
Jack Bennett, of the Canadian
Scottish, who is in the Canadian
Convalescent Hospital at Eps'>m.
England, says: "I am about fit
for the firing line again. Tommy Brewer is here, also doing
well. Wb were both hit in the
same scrap���Some scrap, 'believe
muh.' "
The Drilling Contest
One of the attractions of the
Fair will be a rock-drilling contest, doubled handed, for a first
prize of $100. Should three or
more teams enter there will be a
second prize of $50. The entrance
fee is $5.
At Silver Standard
That regular shipments of ore
from the Silver Standard will
continue was stated by D.McLeod,
who was here this week to confer with Superintendent Norrie
and inspect the property. Mr.
McLeod expresses complete satisfaction with conditions at the
mine. Work on the long crosscut is progressing favorably.
A Birthday Party
A children's lawn party, at
which were 22 juvenile guests,
was given by Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Kirby on Thursday afternoon,
the occasion being the tenth
birthday of their son Ernest.
The Omineca Herald, although
a  professed   "booster"   for this
district,   follows  the   opposition
policy of belittling the country in
an endeavor to injure the administration.     In last week's issue, I
the  Herald repeated its declara- j
tion that there is no timber in this
district,   "with   the exception of
half a dozen small tracts."   This
is its  excuse  for  attacking  the j
forest  branch,   and   it advances]
I as proof the  fact that piles for.
: the Hazelton bridge were "imported'' from Terrace. Truth
plays no part in the Herald's
campaign, and it is not to tie expected that the local mouthpiece
of the opposition will depart from
its policy; but for the benefit of
any of those who may not know
the facts, it. may be stated that
Terrace is in the Hazelton forest
district and that the piles were
purchased there because the price
was lower than that quoted from
other parts of the district.
It is also worthy of mention
that this district,far from having
no timber resources, returned to'
I the province in the last year of
record, a forest revenue of over
$70,000. The district expenditure
I for the nine months ending Dec.
; 31 last was $11.893,of which over!
I two-fifths was paid by holders of
i timber licenses.
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"True Religion an Adventure."
All are cordially invited.
Miss Macdonald Entertained
Miss Margaret Macdonald, who
Un Sunday evening gave a brief
1 address on missionary work in,
China, at the Methodist Church,
was tendered a reception by the
ladies of the town on Monday
afternoon, prior to her departure
for her home in Toronto, where
she will spend her furlough.       '
Local and District News
The question of a wagon road
to the Hazelton View is being
considered by the public works
Miss Wentzel.of Port Langley,
who has been appointed teacher
in Hazelton public school,arrived
last evening.
F. B. Chettleburgh, of the forest branch, returned yesterday
from an official trip to Francois
and Ootsa lakes.
J. Chilvers.of Ninth Cabin,was
here on Wednesday, to receive a
carload of cattle, which have been
sent to his Kispiox ranch.
Howard Breckon,who has been
spending the school vacation at
the Wrinch hoiie, left yesterday
for his home in Vancouver.
Four Hazelton men in the Canadian t'ioneers, Roy Clothier, Bob
Madden, George Berts and Harry
James, have been made lance-
B. R. Hoffman, Wm. Barnett
3d, and S. N. Barnett, of Philadelphia, returned on Tuesday
from an enjoyable fishing trip to
Babine Lake.
Di. Wrinch has grown some
very fine cherries of the Murillo
variety at the Hospital. Samples
are to be seen in the Progress
Club window.
Frank H. Chapman, of Francois Lake, who enlisted here, is
now in the machine gun section
of the 103rd, at Oxney Camp,
Hants, England.
Bridge Work Begins
Paul McMaster, who is regarded as one of the best bridge
builders in the province, is here
to co-operate with Superintendent
Carr in the construction of the
big bridge which is to replace the
Hazelton ferry across the Bulk-
ley. All the piles are now on the
ground and tne engine and pile-
driver are being installed. The
crew has not yet been mobilized,
but all available returned soldiers
are already on the job. The
work is expected to take three
months or more.
Hazelton Fair, Sept. 15-16.
Coming Events
Auguit 29���Illustrated Lecture "A
Trip Through Japan, Siberia, and
Manchuria," Rev. John Knox Wright,
St. Andrew's Hall,8 p.m.
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16���Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
Oct. 9-Thanksgiving Ray.
London. Aug. 19:    "I have had
j a most interesting visit in England and France, in one of the
stormiest crises of human history
and I carry back to America the
[ spirit of absolute confidence in
the ultimate and not distant
triumph of the Allies, of which 1
have seen so many striking evi-
j dences, "says James M. Beck.for-
1 mer assistant attorney-general of
the United States.
"I have been specially privileg-
! ed to visit part of the British front
in Picardy, and the British fleet,
and from Verdun to Reims, in
France, all that I saw filled me
with admiration and amazement.
If I were asked to state the two
most impressive things I saw, 1
would answer the British fleet
and the defenders of Verdun.
"While the latter town is sufficiently ruined to remind one of
Pompeii, yet the citadel remains
unimpaired  and   the  encircling
1 armies of France stand like a
j stone wall.
"Before I came I believed that
Germany'sinternal resources were
sufferingfrom slow disintegration
and that the war would end that
(Continued on Page Two) THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, AUGUST 26. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Gazette rates.
Vol. V.
Saturday. August 26, 1916.
No. 52
For years the people of Omineca district agitated for the
establishment of a separate constituency, that this district might
be represented by a local man instead of a resident of Prince Rupert.
It was only natural that.under the former system, the coast section j the injury  of the Liberal cause,
of the riding should  have a predominant voice in the choice of a j The criticism of the government
H. H.
I Continued from Page One)
Liberal candidate or his representative was invited to take
part and did so.
"In my opinion the government
is undoubtedly gaining ground in
the confidence of the people of
the north. Mr. Brewster and
Mr. M. A. Macdonald j^cently
made a trip through there.and at
almost every point delivered the
same vicious attack upon the
government as a whole and its
members personally, but the attack was of such an extravagent
character that it has reacted  to
member, and the electors of Omineca bore, with what patience they
might, the many disadvantages arising out of representation by a
non-resident. With all the goodwill in the world,our former member
(as he is the first to admit) was unable to do justice to Omineca
district, and he loyally supported the demand that this should be
made a separate constituency. This was done in the redistribution,
and Omineca now has an opportunity to send a man from the
district to represent it at Victoria.
The conservative candidate is Frank M. Dockrill, of Telkwa, a
rancher and mining man whose every interest depends upon the
development and prosperity of the district, while the Liberals,
apparently lacking confidence in their local leaders, have accepted
as their standard-bearer Alex. Manson, a lawyer, whose home and
interests are at the coast.
Prince Rupert, of course, would like to have several representatives in the next legislature at the expense of the sutrounding
districts, including Omineca, but we think the people of this
constituency can he trusted to carefully consider the qualifications
of the two candidates, and we have no doubt a majority of the
electors will cast their ballots for Frank Dockrill, the logica11
representative for this mining and agricultural district, in preference
to a man whose only known interests in Omineca are of a political
6        ci        tr        is        is
The new scheme of recruiting promulgated by order-in-council
will become effective as soon as the necessary arrangement can be
made, such as the selection of directors of recruiting in Ihe various
military districts. While the system heretofore in vogue is done
away with, it is intended that those engaged in that work who
have made good will be retained.
The order-in-council gives a rather wide power to the officers
in charge of the new plan of enlistment. This is especially the
case in regard to those whose services are declared to be of greater
use to the state at home than abroad. The regulations make it
clear that such people are to be treated as willing to enlist, though
they are to be excused from service, where their work at home is
likely to be essential to the cause.  ���
There will be, for instance, a wide latitude in regard to the
enrollment of farm laborers or makers of munitions. While the
urban centers have done well, the figures show that large numbers
of recruits have come from the rural districts. In many cases
small towns, comparatively speaking, have done better than some
of the adjacent cities. Efforts will be made to equalize matters
and to draw from those sources where the least injury to local
industries will be occasioned.
The new plan has been evolved after careful consideration.
For some months past.on the part of the interested associations and
others, there has been an agitation for national registration. The
government was not prepared to go as far as that. In New Zealand
such a scheme proved a failure. The present idea is not so much a
regulation of those who should go as those who have legitimate
excuses for not going.
The recruiting is to be directed from the Adjutant-General's
branch, and the plan, with the approval of the militia council and
the government, has been worked out largely by Col. C. Maclnnes,
first assistant adjutant-general. ��� He will have supervision of the
system. Col. Maclnnes is a Toronto lawyer, who soon after war
was declared, offered his services to the militia department.
The recruiting officers for the different divisions will have
power to select whatever assistants are required,and it is emphasized
that in carrying out the scheme, these officers will be selected from
civilians as well as from the militia. The former are more especially
qualified to size up the situation and determine to what extent the
municipal, agricultural, mining and other activities should be
exempt from recruiting. While the plan is to be co-ordinate, the
recruiting directors will be influenced by local conditions, and in
some localities perhaps the application of the regulations will be
varied from that of others.
The regulations, generally speaking, are very elastic. The
public will not be called upon to report to recruiting officers, but
instead, the latter will visit the different establishments and
institute a systematic canvass. Many details are yet to be worked
out and the recruiting directors appointed. The militia department
seems confident as to the workability of the new scheme.
was so exaggerated that little
difficulty was found in completely
demolishing the arguments based
on these assertions.    It was also
perfectly clear that the majority
of the electors are weighing very
carefully the statements presented  for their consideration, and
mediation or intervention when
the battle is won. It can do no
possible good and may do harm.
"When the Allies win,they will
have paid for the victory with n
appalling cost of life and treasure
and may, therefore, feel justified
in settling, without any interference on the part of the neutral
nations, the questions between
themselves and their enemies.
"I venture the suggestion that
when the end comes, the Allied
nations should select five distinguished jurists, and that four
neutral nations, say Holland,
Switzerland,Spain and the United
States, each be asked to name a
jurist and that the body thus
formed consider primarily what
offences of the central powers are
of such heinous character as to
justify post-beilum punitive action against individuals and in
what manner such punitive measures should be taken.
"These principles should be as
generous as possible to the vanquished  and consistent with tne
this attitude of mind undoubtedly [ highest interests of civilization,
is resulting in constant gains   to! which   require that generosity to
the government side.     My own
the   vanquished   as   individuals
conviction is that the government j should be observed, lest  civiliza-
candidates  will   be returned   in
the northern districts.
"So far as the tour of Messrs.
Brewster and Macdonald is concerned, from what I could learn
they were given a good hearing,
out the constant  reiteration  on
tion retrograde to the barbarity
of former ages.
"No instance of the war more
I strikingly raises the question thus
indicated than the sinking of the
i Lusitania, which was a deliberate
!and wanton sacrifice of non-com-
their part of wild and extravagant batanta. especially women and
charges against the government! children. To condone this would
largely counteracted the influence j be lasting mischief to the best
of Mr. Brewster's presence in interests of human society, and
the district, j the   responsibility   of   the   men
"The Brewster  writ  against higher-up in this case is perfectly
Mr.    Bowser   has   undoubtedly > clear.
claimed a great deal of attention, \ "Unless the central powers are
but the preponderance of opinion jinsane enough to commit some
seems to be to the effect that it|f,"esh outrage of the Lusitania
was a useless and unnecessary j character, it is doubtful whether
move on the part of Mr. Brew-! America will change its attitude
ster, and that no possible good oi neutrality
could be accomplished by it.
"Another   matter   which  has
greatly strengthened the government is its progressive policy as
regards   mining.     The   mining
activity in the northwest country
is increasing daily, and  there  is
every evidence of a  large  number of successful   mines   being j
operated   in   the   near   future, j
several   mines are now shipping,
and  a  great deal  of  American I
capital is being spent there. Any j
bona fide investor who wishes to i
invest his money in the country
should undoubtedly be welcomed
and if there is any criticism to be |
offered  at all it would be for thei
lack of intelligent interest on the!
part of Canadian investors. British Columbia at the present time
offers a field  for investment  in
mining   of   a   very   attractive
character, and Canadians should
interest themselves in  it.     Personally   1 should like to see a
much  greater interest taken by
Canadian capitalists."
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
Squadron, Battery or Company.
Battalion,   Regiment   (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations,    such   as   brigades,
divisions,   is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
The British-French offensive in
France, with its preceding five-
day bombardment, is described
by the military experts in that
theater of operations as the "last
word in scientific warfare."
Here are some of the things
the British and French did as a
preliminary to their drive through
the German front near the
Somme: ,
Built 3.000 miles of railroad to
facilitate moving munitions and
troops and handling the wounded.
Put a  metal   surface  on   all
Rebuilt or strengthened every
bridge and railroad.
Concentrated 1,200,000 fighting
men, backed by 500,000 auxiliary
workmen, doctors, bridge and
railroad builders.
Filled the whole region with
hidden guns, new British guns
of the largest caliber, many of
them 15-inch mortars, and manned these guns with French and
British artillery experts.
Installed all over the region a
new 'phone system with concrete
poles, augmented by a network
of telegraph wires and stations,
and field hospitals.
Buried ammunition everywhere
with medicines and food supplies
so that, no matter where the
troops moved, in an emergency
they would have shells and food
without' the trouble and delay of
ordinary modes of transportation.
Concealed from the Germans
the massing of the Allied troops
back of the front.
Arranged the big guns in arcs
in such a way as to provide concentric fire from many guns on
small areas of the German
In the preliminary five-day
bombardment the British-French
army fired 1,000,000 shells over
a 90-mile front.
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way, but I am not sure now that
the military power of Germany
may notsuddenly collapsethrough
impaired morale and deficiency
of munitions.
"Neutral nations have for many
reasons refused to participate in
the war. This non-participation
in many cases may be justified,
but it would seem manifest to me
thet the failure to participate
makes it unwise that any nation
should   interfere   by   volunteer
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burdbn,
New Hazelton
I       Provincial Assayer
i    Hazelton, -      B.C.
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Police  Office.   Hazelton.
A Russian government bureau
is organizing a scientific expedition to make a thorough investigation of the mineral resources
of Siberia.
MONDAY, SEPT. 4,1916
Sale of Livestock;
Horse Races
Bateball, &c.
Dance in the Evening in New
Town Hall ��� Full Orchestra.
Fares on Railroad One-
and - a - Third Return.
MRS. SAMMONS   ::   Prop. Proceeding! Commence 10
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
INSURANCE Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association
of all kinds. ^H hold its first
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
The King of Bavaria is ill.
Germany is issuing its fifth
war loan.
Sir Sam Hughes is on the western battlefront.
Harvesting began in Saskatchewan this.week.
Sir Robert Borden will visit
B.C. in about a month.
Work on the Kelowna branch
of the C.N.R. has begun.
A single tax campaign has been
launched in Eastern Canada.
Thirty  lives  were  lost in the
Italian earthquake last week.
Forty lives were lost in last
week's storm on the Texas coast.
Germans are using an invisible
and deadly gas on the eastern
Sir Charles Monro has been
appointed commander-in-chief in
Many lives were lost in the explosion of a munitions plant in
The U. S. militia is to be retained on the Mexican border for
some time.
British airships are reported to
be faster and more easily handled
than zeppelins.
Venizelos adherents are organizing volunteers to aid in repulsing the Bulgarians.
The great bridge at Quebec is
expected to be ready for operation early next year.
The Pope has ordered Italian
cardinals to pray for th? success
of the Entente Allies.
For the first time in 27 years a
Liberal was elected in a Toronto
by-election on Monday.
Twenty tons of spelter are being produced each day at the
new zinc plant at Trail.
The allowance of meat for German soldiers has been cut down
to 10* ounces for six days.
The   British  steamer Quebec
by secret service officers, who
arrested a gang of eight and
seized a complete counterfeiting
plant in New York.
After a recent charge.onlytwo
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
officers and sixty men remained; j. F. MAGUIRE,    Hazelton | Qn   FvirW anrl  Sahirrlav   Spnt    \Ci\f>    1916
unhurt out of a corps of 850!      ,���,������������������Mo������J���r���..w      j^n rriclay and Saturday, Sept. I>I0, i?io.
$ 1000    in prizes and awards    $ 1000
A grand display of Agricultural and Mineral Products of the District
All Socialist clubs in Berlin
were raided last week. Large
quantities of peace manifestos
and pamphlets were seized.
The Dominions royal commission, which is reporting on the
resources of the Empire, will
meet in Canada next mouth.
Certificate of Improvements
B. & M. MINERAL CLAIMS, situate
in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Babine slope,
about 24 miles from Moricetown, on the
Cronin Trail.
I    TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Mor-
For the firstjseven   months   of i kill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
the vear thp nre leceints at Trail i B- C-'   acting ��s agent for A. H. Mor-1
tne year tne ore receipts at trail ten    Free   Miner>s   Certificate   No. I
totalled    285,981    tons. Last|95906B,    and    Henry   Bretzins,    Free
month's tntnl was 40 (1(1(1 tons Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
montns total was 4u,uuu tout,.      sjxty dayg from the date hereo{< t0
The Cwman uteamer Willehad    aPP'v   to   tlle   Mining  Recorder   for a I
lneuerman steamei wiuenau, Cert|fleate of improvements, for the
which had been interned at Bos-, purpose of obtaining a Crown Grant j
ton, slipped out of harbor yester- of the Kbove elaims-
Horse Races on new Race Track
Rock Drilling���Sawing and Chopping
Field and Track Sports of AH Kinds
On Friday Evening        -in Assembly Hall- On Satdy. Evening
A Grand Dance "What Happened to Jones"
By Special Request
Will Be Held
day,presumably for New London.
And further take notice that  action,
under section  85, must be commenced
,-,... ,,        before the issuance of such   Certificate
Speaking in   parliament,   Pre- 0f Improvements. 48-6 .	
mier Asquith intimated that wo- . Dated this 29th day of July, a. d. gilillllllllllCiiiiiiiiiilliaifltllllllllcoiilillliitliltoiitiiiillllllCOiiiiliiiliilinillllllllUIDlllllllUltlCg
man suffrage would be  provided ; 1916- D- B- Morki11-
for  before another general elec-! ~
Commercial Printing at
| Hudson's Bay Company j
Shipping companies controlled
by foreign capital will not be
permitted to acquire interest in
any British ship during the war,
or for three years alter.
German artillery has again
damaged Rheims cathedral. Car-,,    , ..,.,-���       ���     -
,.     ,   r ..        , .        ,.       i In the  matter  ot   the   Administration   s
dinal   Lucon  was tOUnd kneeling!     Act and in the matter of the   Estate  =
IN the Supreme Court of British
alone on a heap of debris,
refused to leave the ruins.
[le |     of John J. ���McDiarmid, deceased,   in-  =
testate. o
TAKE NOTICE that bv an order  of =
t..,���   Lini,:�����o   n t-,,i I,,. rUa  His   Honour    Judge    Young,   dated  =
Two Eskimos, arrested by theU,e sixth day of 5u)V| m(\; ,        'S
Northwest Mounted Police, have| appointed Administrator of the Estate =
admitted the murder Of two! fj��hn J' McDiarmid, deceased, intest- ��
Catholic   priests  on   the  Copper      All  persons   having   claims   against ��
Mine river in 1913.     The prison-1 l���he saic] e,state are nprehy requested to '< |
, ... ,. . I forward the same, properly verified, to =
ers,   who are  held  at Herschel me before the 14th day of  August, O
General Merchandise and Wholesale Liquors
INVALID, H.B. NURSE, per bottle $1.00
OLD DUKE "     "       1.00
H.B. SPECIAL "     "       1.00
OLD LONDON DOCK    "     "        .75
Island, have given important in- J1916, and all    persons   indebted   to
. ,      ,. the said estate ale required to pay the s
formation   concerning  the disap-|amounts  of  their   indebtedness tome��
pearance of the American explor-; forthwith.
er Radford. r,ated lst <lay of Au^ust' 1916-
Copper in the North 495n
New York. Aug. 22:   The discovery by  the Canadian Arctic
expedition headid by Vilhjnlmar
struck a rock on the  Irish  coast I Stefansson   of a  great field  of
Official Administrator,
Hazelton, B.C.
...       , i ,���       i       i . Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regu-
on luesday and foundered. native copper in the  vicinity  ot ,J lations
Sir Wilfrid Laurier will be unable to speak  in  public for six
Copper  Mine river will prove
great value to the business worli
COAI. mining rightsof the Dominion,
in  Manitoba,   Sask
ikatchewan  and
Territory,   the
weeks, owing to dental  trouble. 18ays Ur. CheBter A U(.,,|s, 0f the Alberto,Te   Yukon
The Danish parliament has re-j American   Museum   of   Natural ^^^V^*tZ$Z
jected  the proposal  to sell the j vjistorv    Dr Reeds believes also may be leased for a term of twenty-one I
Danish   West Indies to the II   <? ' vt'a���  at  Bn  annual  rental  of $1   an
uanisn   west inmes to tne u. b. | tha(.  i(.  wi���  aflol,f, ac|entist8 an acre.    Not moro than 2,660 acres will
he leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and  berth  included on steamer
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess Alice", or "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince
kii|>.Tt Aug. 2nd, Sth, 12th, 19th, 26th; Sept. 2nd, 9th.
J. 1.1'eters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B.C
go  to Lisbon to co-operate with I. .. ,���   n l(l .   by the applicant In person tn the Agent
the Portuguese military authori-ilnKeMU,ty  In   ^^   ""   ��Ut,e'  * Sub-Agent.of.thPe district in wllch
A Franco-Britiidi  mission  will i opportunity for displaying their
i ingenuity  in   finding   an   outlet
, ;���u I from a region that is still unopen-1 *? rlghte'apnlled for are situated.
ties. "v     "     ��� In surveyed territory the land mus
r*A   in   n   nr\m m��.v*n\*\ I   O.maO ' h.�� rloMPriliott   liV Rflfitlfl
It is reported that Hon. Martin
Burrell  will  be appointed chair
Each application must be accompani-
day.is expected to prove valuable,��] by a fee of $5, which will be refund-
1 ' j ed if the rights applied  for are  not 11
lable, but not otherwise.' A royal
man of the Canadian pensions
ed in a commercial sense.
be described by sections, or  legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
I ���       * 1    ���      I Uivioiuim   t��i    .-' '   ui'iii',   uiiu   in    nii.itii   �� ^j ��. vi
The   work of the party,  which ; territory the tract applied for shall be
> .    xt aii       ��� i\,  ���    staked out by the applicant himself.
arrived in Nome,Alaska.on lues-1
The German army rifle has been in determining the direction of aval.^ on the merchantable
winds and the movement Ot tides i output of  the mine at the  rate of five
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
11VFRY nnit ^TACF^S We aro P��PM����1 f> ""PP'y P^vate
IjlfLilXl    UIIU  Ji/lUtiJ  an(|  public   conveyances   day   and
night.      Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for  Storage or  Delivery.
Addri'Hg all communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
improved by a magazine appliance
which feeds twenty-five cartridges.
A hostile airship visited England on Thursday.dropping bombs
which fell in fields and did no
Recruiting meetings in Montreal ended in fights, in which
disturbers were roughly handled
by soldiers.
Federal authorities have received definite information that
the Canadian explorer Stefansson
was safe on May 7 last.
A plot to circulate $1,000,000 in
counterfeit bills was frustrated
in the polar region.     Dr. Reeds eenjfperton.
���"""       * !    The person operating the mine shall
said   this   work   might go a long; furnish the Agent with sworn returns
way to prove or disprove   the
theory that an unknown continent exists in the great unexplored
region north of Alaska and west
and northwest of Greenland.
accounting for the full quantity of mer-
'   id   and   pay   ti
he coal mining
rights" are not being operated,   such
chantable    coal   mined   and   pa_
royalty thereon.     If the coal mining
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
returns should   be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be per-
j mitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10. OC an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B. ���Unauthorized publication of
this advertisement will not be paid for.
Steamers sailing between Skagway, Juneau,
Wrangell, Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
 Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, etc.	
Leave Prince Rupert: for Vancouver,Victoria,Seattle,
, Monday and Saturday, at  10.00 A. M.     For Anyox,
Friday.at 10.00 A.M. For Ketchikan,Wrangell.Juneau,
Skagway, Wednesday, at 12 noon.
Arrive Prince Rupert: from Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Wednesday and Friday, at6:30 a.m. From Anyox, Saturday, at 3.00 A.M. From
Skagway, 'Juneau,Wrangell, Ketchikan, Monday, at 6:00 a.m.
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger, Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, at 6:08 P.M. Mixed Saturday, at 3:04 P. M. Wayfreight Wednesday, Saturday, at 12:46 P. M.
Westbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger Tuesday, Friday and
Sunday, at 10:28 A. M. Mixed Thursday, at 6:37 A. M. Wayfreight
Tuesday, Saturday, at 11:16 A. M.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl, As��t. G*n. Pirlitht ami Pa��seniter Aeent, Prince Rupert, B.C.
London: The long-expected
offensive on the Saloniki front
has opened and a grand assault
against the central powers is now
in progress in every theater of
the world war. General Sarrail
is attacking the Bulgar-German
forces along the entire Graco-
Servian frontier, a distance of
more than 150 miles. Reports
from Berlin and Paris indicate
that the Entente Allies are following the same tactics in the
Balkans that signalized the opening of the great offensive on the
Somme. Small bodies of troops
are attacking at numerous points
along the Bulgarian line, apparently with the intention of feeling out their opponent's position
before the real battle opens.
The French report the capture
of a number of villages in the
initial phases of the offensive.
Saloniki: Italian troops are
disembarking to take part in the
Balkan offensive.
The British have repulsed the
Bulgarians in Macedonia.
Greece agrees to withdraw her
troops from 18 villages on the
London: Trawlers arriving at
Ymuiden, Holland, report seeing
yesterday a German squadron of
fifteen warships, including large
cruisers and accompanied by two
zeppelins. The ships held a northwesterly course, off Whitebank,
but returned to port to avoid
British warships, which appeared
in considerable strength.
Two British light cruisers, the
Nottingham and Falmouth, were
torpedoed on Saturday. The loss
of life was small.
London: The week-end fighting was most successful for the
British. We captured 1000 officers and men,many machine guns
and large quantities of material.
Our advance was on a front of 11
miles, capturing the ridge overlooking Thiepval, high ground
north of Pozieres.and half a mile
of trenches west of High wood.
We advanced our line half way to
Ginchyand to the edge of Guille-
mont, where we hold the outskirts
of the village, including the railway station and the quarry, of
considerable military importance.
Today we made a further advance on both sides of the Pozieres-Bapaume road. The enemy's
artillery bombarded our position,
but there have been no infantry
attacks on our line.
Enemy guns shelled our front
from east of Vierstad to Ypre3
and the Comines canal, and also
in the vicinity of Hill 60 and
Verdander Molen.
Paris: Fighting continues in
the Verdun sector.
The French have occupied a
strongly-organized wood between
Guillemontand MaurepasfSomme
sector), capturing a quantity of
Petrograd: Hindenburg's lines
have been broken by the Russians. Brusiloff's forces are now
threatening the Hungarian plains.
Fereskull, on the boundary between Bukowina and Galicia.
On the Caucasian front the
Russians made advances. The
fighting in the direction of Uiar-
bekr is developing favorably for
us. We captured heights which
had been strongly fortified by the
Turks, and took a large number
of prisoners.
Fierce fighting continues in the
region of the Stokhod, where the
Russian advance menaces Kovel
and the German salient at Pinsk.
Paris: On the right bank of
the Meuse (Verdun sector) last
night the Germans delivered a
violent attack on Fleury, accompanied by the use of flaming
liquids. Our curtain of artillery
and infantry fire forced the enemy to stop short, and inflicted
serious losses on him.
During the night there were
violent artillery actions along
the Somme front.
London: There are no further
details of the operations along the
Allied front near Saloniki. Immediately following the arrival of
the Italian troops.a Russian brigade has landed at Saloniki to take
part in the Balkan campaign.
The Bulgarian occupation of
Fiorina has caused consternation
in Athens,resulting in hasty conferences between the King and
general staff and members of the
cabinet. The advance of German
and Bulgarian forces toward Ka-
vala is also causing disquietamong
the Greeks. The impression
prevails that this movement'is a
mere political maneuver, calculated to influence Roumania and
affect the Greek election.
London: A despatch from Athens says the Greeks have been
fighting the Bulgarian troops
since Sunday.
A Berlin paper declares that
Roumania has already joined the
London: British forces in German East Africa have forced the
passage of the Wami river and
are now approaching the town of
f     WEDNES., AUG. 23       }
French troops have also made
progress, gaining ground north
of the Somme, in the outskirts of
Petrograd: Strengthening of
Austrian forces in the Carpathians
has momentarily checked the
Russian movement in this direction, but the Russian forces are
declared to be able to hold all the
positions recently won from the
London: It is reported a German battleship of the Nassau
class has been sunk by the British submarine E-22.
Paris: The Russian government has conferred the Cross of
St. George upon the city of Verdun, in recognition of its heroic
ill      THURSDAY, AUG. 24
Petrograd: The Russians are
now pressing forward vigorously
through two Carpathian passes
which lead to Hungary. They
have   captured   Jablonitza   and
London: The offensive in the
Balkans is now in full swing.
The Greek troops have been
fighting the Bulgarians in the
vicinity of Seres since Sunday
morning. The Greek commander
at that point has called to arms
all reservists in the locality. The
fighting has been very stubborn,
and a large number o f Greek
soldiers has been killed. Bulgarians claim to have made advances.
The engagement is becoming
general along the 150-mile front,
on the western end of which the
Servians have taken two forts.
Italian troops in large numbers
continue to land at Saloniki.
The Russian troops arrived three
weeks ago, the neus only now
being released by the censor.
Hungarian advices say Roumania has reached an understanding with the Entente and
will put 800,000 men in the field.
Amsterdam: The Roumanian
question is again taking a leading
place in tHe war news. It is
rumored that an Austro-German
ultimatum is' being prepared.
London: In the Somme region
the British have advanced half a
mile, in the vicinity of Pozieres,
and have also made progress
near Leipzic salient.
London: The Allied offensive
!in the Balkans is developing added impetus. The commanders
expect to split the Bulgarian
army in two.
The Entente Allies have maintained their gains on the Macedonian front. The Servians have
made progress north of Strupino.
The Bulgarian offensive at Struma and in the vicinity of Ostrovo
lake has been checked.
In Berlin Von Tirpitz is agitating for war with the United
London: British artillery has
checked the advance of enemy
skirmishers on the Struma front,
35 miles northeast of Saloniki.
On the Doiran front the situation
is unchanged. The Allied offensive is being delayed until the
arrival of Russia,s complete ex-
ptdition. Eighty thousand troops
are expected.
Germany and Bulgaria have
given a written undertaking to
Greece that they will not enter
Kavala, Drama, or Seres. These
are the most important towns in
eastern Macedonia, ceded Greece
at  the close of the Balkan wars.
Amsterdam: Roumania is preparing for war. According to
Dr. Lederer, there is ground for
some uneasiness as to the attitude
of Roumania. The outward life
of the capital is changed, and all
signs of public life indicate that
everybody is preparing for eventualities.
London: Two heavy assaults
were made by the Germans last
night on the position newly won
by the British south of Thiepval
(Somme front). In the first attack the enemy gained a footing,
but was immediately driven out
with heavy losses.
German artillery is active in
the regions of High wood and
Opposite Lens we carried out a
raid successfully. On other parts
of the front the usual trench
warfare is in progress.
British Army Headquarters: In
a further advance in the Thiepval
region we captured 200 yards of
trenches, straightening our line
and improving our position. German artillery at three different
points was silenced by our guns.
When theweathercleared German
aircraft displayed great activity.
At least four enemy machines
were destroyed and many others
damaged and driven down.
Paris: German troops, attacking the French lines south of Es-
trees.on the Somme front.gained
some points in trenches recently
captured by the French. The
attack was launched after an
intense artillery preparation. To
the north of the Somme the Germans bombarded the French line.
Petrograd: The Germans resumed the offensive yesterday
south of Brody, where the Russians are attempting to approach
Lemberg from the northeast. In
the region south of Krevo the
enemy launched a gas attack,
which was repelled with heavy
losses. More than one hundred
bom bs were d ropped by the enemy
on the station at Manvichi.
FRIDAY, AUG. 25        ])
^ >)
Paris: The Servians continue
on the aggressive along the
mountain range at the western
end of the Balkan front. They
stormed and captured a hill three
miles northwest of Ostrovo lake.
The Bulgarians took this position
in their initial drive. Entente
artillery is notably active in the
Doiran region.
The Bulgarians can gain no
further aid from the Teutonic
powers. Berlin views the Roumanian situation calmly, having
done everything possible to meet
Roumania's requirements.
London : Striking simultaneously, the British and French
have made substantial gains on
the Somme front. Maurepas has
fallen to the French, who pushed
forward beyond the town for a
mile and a quarter. South of
Thiepval the British advanced,
capturing many prisoners.
After an intense bombardment
the Germans attacked French
positions south of the Somme,
with hand grenades, but without
avail.   .
In the vicinity of Guillemont a
strong attack was made on the
British front in the effort to recapture positions recently taken.
The Germans were repulsed,
sustaining heavy losses.
In the Verdun sector the Germans shelled positions recently
taken hy the French between
Fleury and Thiaueourt.
Petrograd: The Russians captured two Turkish regiments in
the Caucasus. Hindenburg's attempt to drive the Russians back
across the Stokhod has failed.
Paris: Sixty - eight German
engineers have arrived at Trieste,
which is to be converted into a
second Verdun, to resist the
Italian advance.
Amsterdam: Continual heavy
gun firing is heard off the Dutch
islands in the North Sea.
London: The Deutschland is
reported to have arrived at a
German port. The Bremen left
for America a week ago.
An Illustrated Lecture
Rev. John Knox Wright.of the
Canadian Bible Society, who is
making his annual .trip through
this district in the interests of
that organization, will deliver an
illustrated lecture entitled, "A
trip through Japan, Siberia, and
Manchuria, "in St.Andrew's Hall
on Tuesday evening next, Aug.
Prize For Mining Map
The Fair directors are offering
a cash prize and diploma for the
best mining map of any section
of Omineca district, covering an
area of not less than twenty
milns, and showing roads, trails,
streams and mineral claims.
A Red Cross Appeal
In view of the fact that Red
Cross Society intends to conduct
a refreshment and ice cream booth
on the grounds during the two
days of the Fair, it is necessary
to obtain a good supply of edibles.
The committee in charge, however, feels that the ladies of the
town have been canvassed so
many times that it does not feel
justified in asking again, but will
depend upon voluntary contributions. If.therefore. any ladies
feel that they would like to help
in this way with cakes, candies,
ice cream,etc..they are requested
to give in their names to Mrs. R.
J. Rock or Mrs. Sealy before
Sept. 10. The committee will be
very grateful for any assistance.
More Men Don Khaki
Among the men who went east
on Monday's train to join the
238th (Foresters) Battalion at
Halifax were Jack Wrathall, J.
A. Thome, Bob McDonald, and
Frank Cullin, all of whom are
well known in Hazelton. Henry
Mclntaggert and Billy Crawford
have also joined this corps.
Committed For Trial
John Green and Peter Williams,
the Indians charged with breaking into W. H. Holland's store at
Kispiox, had their preliminary
hearing before Magistrate Hoskins on Saturday and Monday.
The police presented strong evidence against the prisoners, who
were committed for trial. It is
understood they will elect for
speedy trial before Judge Young.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
British Columbia Land Surveyor
Hazelton. B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Tread the Footpath I
of Peace I
This is the path of him who wears
Hazelton, B. C.
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Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Buildlnr, 57t Seymour Street
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for Rny period from one month upward at $1 per
month In advance. This rate Includes oflice consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Haselton
at the Post Oflice or the Dru�� Store; In Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; In Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the


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