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Advertisers Secure Results by using Miner columns.     Subscribers Secure the Reliable News of the Northern Interior,
VOL VII, NO. 48
HAZELTON, B. C��� SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1918
PRICE $2.00 A YEAR
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LOCAL NEWS
PARAGRAPHS
Items of Personal Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding
District
F. L. Carrall, of Burns Lake,
was among the arrivals on Tuesday.
James B. Rowley, of the Eureka mine, came in on Wednesday and left on Friday for the
south.
Miss E. J. Soal left yesterday
for Duncans, V.I., to visit Rev.
and Mrs. Field.
F. W. Morisch, of Prince Rupert, came in on Wednesday.
Roy Hobart, of Prince Rupert,
was among the business visitors
in Hazelton this week.
J. P. Thorkildson left on Wednesday for Bear Lake, to do as-
ment work on his mineral claims
there.
J. S. Hicks and Jas. Latham
left on Monday for Telkwa, and
will spend some time on Hudson
Bay Mountain;  *
J. ("Newsy") O'Shea came in
on Wednesday from the Rocher
de Boule mine, returning on Friday.
J. D. Galloway went down to
Usk on Sunday, where he was
engaged in his official capacity as
provincial government mining engineer. He returned to Hazelton
on Wednesday.
The party consisting of Miss M.
Wentzel, Miss M. Ward, Stewart
Jack and E. A. Donohoe returned yesterday from their holiday
trip to Babine.
Dr. Wrinch went up to Smithers last evening on his weekly
professional visit.
James May Fund Gets
Further Additions
The Miner was in receipt this
week of a number of further subscriptions to the James May
Memorial Fund, the total now
having reached $112. Although
the amount subscribed to date is
excellent, it is yet far short of
the minimum necessary to be obtained to carry out the object of
the fund, which is to erect a
handsome tombstone over the
grave of James May, the man
who blazed the first trails for the
white man in this country, and
who now lies in Hazelton cemetery. The amount at present
donated should be at least doubled
and we believe this possible.
Amounts  of one dollar were
received this week by The Miner
from each of the following:
Geo. T. Crow
C. H. French (Victoria)
W. W. Anderson.
All contributions will be acknowledged in The Miner. Send
your donation now.
Germans are   !Sch��o1 Trustees Are
in Bad Way     Het__!fhe Year
. |       ���- y���- At the ani.ual meeting of the
Oil tllCMHrne; trustees and  the parents of the
children of Hazelton public school,
held last week in the schoolhouse,
the election of trustees  for the
was as follows:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch (3 years)
Mrs. W. W. Anderson (2.years)
Mr. William Grant (1 year)
Mr. W. A. Wattie (auditor)
The financial report presented
showed a total of collections made
and   a  small   balance   included
from last year of $207.77.     Disbursements  during the year amounted to $196.15.   The school is
absolutely free of debt and lias a
balance on hand  of $11.62 with
which   to   commence   the   next
school year.
At the conclusion of the meeting a cordial vote of thanks was
moved to the lady trustees for
their splendid work in placing
the school finances on a solid
foundation.
Rev. R. C. Scott returned on
Friday from Prince George and
went through to Pacific, arriving
back last evening. He says a
heavy frost was experienced in
the Prince George district during
the week, potatoes and other
plants being seriously frozen.
Miss E. Peel, Mrs. W. G. Norrie, Mrs. Sandberg and B. R.
Jones went down to Dorreen yesterday morning and returned in
the evening, laden with berries.
Gaining Popularity
The third of the series of weekly dance was held in Assembly
Hall on Thursday evening. A
large crowd was present and
thoroughly enjoyed the affair.
These dances are growing in popularity and the proceeds from
them will be turned over to the
local public school.
Commemoration Service
Arrangements are being made
for a combined service of both
Hazelton churches, to be held on
Sunday, August4, "Remembrance
Day", the fourth anniversary of
Great Britain's declaration of
war on Germany.
A special programme of music
is being prepared. Although it
is not completed, Miss Smith has
kindly consented to sing, and it
is hoped that Mrs. D. B. Morkill
will be enabled to appear.
It is requested that everybody
attend this service, which will be
similar to that held last year.
Further details will be announced in the next issue of The
Miner.
Entrance Results
The results of the high school
entrance examinations held in
this district recently are as follows:
Hazelton Center
Hazelton���Number of candidates 3, passed 2. Ralphena A.
Wrinch, 706; Philip H. Hoskins,
635.
Smithers Center
Smithers���Number of candidates, 5, passed, 3. Ernest C.
Dawson, 579; Eilleen I. Wilcocks,
555; Henry H. Darling, 550.
Telkwa--Number of candidates
2, passed, 0.
Vanderhoof Center
Vanderhoof���Number of candidates, 2, passed, 0.
With the French Forces,
July 27:���The entire German
position within the Marne
salient is such that it may
fall at any instant as the result of some sharp forward
movement by the Allies. The
German commanders have,
therefore, ordered their men
to hold on at all costs while
defensive positions are prepared for them to fall back
upon. Day after day the
Allies are encroaching upon
the triangular pocket.at some
places making deep dents in
the enemy positions, and at
others progressing moreslow-
ly. Only with the greatest
difficulty is the enemy able
to hold on to this area, all
the while the men suffering
tenible privations, owing to
the uncertainty of obtaining
supplies. As a consequence
of the Allied command of virtually every road and every
path, the fatigued German
units cannot be relieved when
sorely tried.
The
Kispiox Valley
-*l
Happenings in and about
the Coming Center of
Agriculture
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(Special lo Tho Miner)
Peter Nielson, who has been
employed at Terrace for the past
year, has returned to his ranch
in the Kispiox Valley.
Reports on Crops
J. C. K. Sealy came in from his
ranch in the Bulkley Valley during the week. He reporls a
bumber crop at all points along
the line, and that harvest operations will shortly commence. The
one great difficulty facing the
farmers this year, he said, is the
serious shortage of labor, and
they are prepared to pay the
highest wages for farm help.
Mr. Sealy states that the Ford-
son tractor which he purchased
recently from the government
lis in fine working condition and
will be used this fall to great advantage. It can plough eight
acres a day working at average
speed,  and will aid materially in
Chas. Lindahl,   who  has been'solving the labor problem,
engaged  in tie-making at Sheraton since  last  winter,   returned
to the  Valley  last week, to put
up his hay crop,
Gus. Norman, of Twenty-mile,
spent Friday and Saturday in
Hazelton.
P. H. Sheehan received a fine,
registered Holstein bull-calf this
Gave a Lecture
The lecture given on Thursday
evening last by Rev. J. Knox
Wright, district secretary of the
B.C. Auxiliary, Canadian Bible
Society, in St. Andrew's Hall,
was well - attended. Lantern
slides effectively illustrated the
points of the lecturer's discourse,
which was about India.    The col-
Methodist Church
Tomorrow, July 28,  Rev.   R.
C. Scott will preach at 7:30 p. m,
on  the subject;   "The Greatest
Thing in the World."
Special music.
All are cordially invited.
week from the Standard Dairy, > ,ection taken was for the benefit
l>"""' i;"'"tL of the Bible Socity,which, among
its other labors,   is doing good
SOLDIERS' AID
RECEIVES THANKS
Louis Mero and A. C. Clermont
are assisting. Fred Janze to put
up hay this summer.
Soldiers at the Front Very Grateful
For Comforts, Especially
Tobacco
The secretary of the Soldiers'
Aid Committee has received  the
following cash  donations to its
funds:
Employees Rocher
de Boule Copper
Company 37.00
Local Cash Donations .   .    30.00
Total   . "1.67T00
The Committee has received
letters from the following men
from this district at the front or
in hospital:
Pte. Sydney V. Ardagh
Capt. (Dr.) C. H. Wallace
Pte. H. G. Matthew
Pte. C. K. Mcintosh
Lieut. A. E. Player.
All send their grateful thanks
to the Committee for parcels of
comforts sent to and received by
them from the Soldiers' Aid, and
especially welcome the cigarette^
and tobaccos which are enclosed
in the parcels, as the smoking
material at present obtainable in
England is.as one soldier puts it,
"of poor quality and ruinous in
price."
Secretary Grant has now on
hand about $200 worth of various
tobaccos, candies, etc., which
have been purchased out of the
funds of the Committee. These
will be despatched in standard
packages as soon as possible.
Pte. Sydney Ardagh, who has
been in hospital for some ti ..e,
writes that he received concussion of the brain and was unconscious for three days as the
result of motor-cycle accident
while engaged in despatch-riding
at the front.
The ranchers at Four-mile claim
that this will be their banner-
year foi crops of all kinds.
Geo. W. Smith, who recently
returned from Prince Rupert, has
gone up to Fourth Cabin, on the
Yukon Telegraphs.
work in sending testaments to
the boys at the front, to whom
330,000 khaki-bound copies were
sent to our own Canadian soldiers
last year.
Kispiox
Kristine Larman has done considerable clearing this year and
will have a large number of acres
seeded before long.
A Fast Journey
Dr. Wrinch has joined the
ranks of speed demons. Receiving an urgent call to attend a
patient at Smithers who was seriously ill, the doctor made the
distance from the Hospital to
New Hazelton in fifteen minutes
in his car. At New Hazelton a
gasoline speeder was placed at
his disposal and, accompanied by
two members of the G. T. P. engineering staff, he was raced to
his destination, a fiftty - mile
journey, in two hours.
A Grippe Epidemic
A peculiar kind of ailment hit
Hazelton this week. It is of the
grippe species and affects those
who happen to catch it for about
three days. A feature of this
malady is .that it has been confined almost exclusively to the
men. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1918
The Omineca Miner
Published every Saturday at
Hazelton, the Center of the
Great   Omineca  District  of
British Columbia,
By R. S. Sargent, Ltd.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada
and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year: Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display,
$1.60 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 15 cenis per line for each
insertion. Legal notices inserted at
B. C. Gazette rates.
Saturday, July 27, 1918.
their colonies restored to them,
and would assume full control of
eastern Europe.
We have heard all this before,
and, as in the past, will ignore
it. Germany has not won and
never will. A day of bitter disillusionment is coming for those
Germans who have deliberately
blinded themselves to the terrible
results that will come from their
own mad acts. When peace is
talked, it will be the Allies who
will monopolize the conversation,
not Germany.
FARM LANDS
OREGON & CALIFORNIA RAILROAD CO. GRANT LANDS. Title to
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
Dollar. Grant Lands Locating Co.,
Box 610, Portland, Oregon.
Labor Scarce.
The war has hit the west in
many ways, but one of the most
serious is the shortage of labor.
Canada's population has been
greatly depleted by enlistments
for overseas service, throwing a
greater burden on those left at
home in the matter of increased
production. The west, always to
the fore in national affairs, has
sent men to the front and borne
a share, a proud share, in larger
proportion   than   has   the east.
The farmers in the Northern
Interior are feeling the pinch of
the labor shortage, and, with un-
precedentedly large crops to har-
vest.are practically without help.
Canada needs their produce;
are their crops to be allowed to
rot? We appeal to those who are
not engaged in essential industries���there are not many men
not working at essential industries, we admit���tp do what they
can to relieve the shortage on our
farms.
The Americans.
The Americans are now in the
fight and have given the world
an opportunity of judging them
as warriors. They entered the
war with both feet, so to speak,
and in their first real clash with
the enemy acquitted themselves
right nobly. They played havoc
with the Hun, small though the
Americans are in point of numbers. A few divisions of Uncle
Sam's troops rapped the enemy's
knuckles soundly; a million or
two, and then what?
Old Stuff.
It is reported that Germany is
anxious for a peace conference.
We don't doubt it. With everything against her and the sword
of internal unrest hanging over
her suspended by the rapidly-
fraying thread of her long-suffering people's patience, we have
no hesitation in believing that
the Kaiser would be glad of the
chance to sound a truce.
But the junkers of Potsdam
imagine they have won, insofar
as to think they are entitled to
a peace which would favor them.
They would restore Belgium, but
would give her no indemnity;
they would restore Northern
France under like terms, and
would keep Alsace-Lorraine; they
want "freedom" of the seas,
and demand the dismantling of
Britain's posts of Empire, Gibraltar, Malta, Aden.   They want
Funny thing that Kerensky
did not do for Russia while he
had the chance what he has been
telling London and Paris ought
to be done.
"Between the Ourcq and the
Aisne the Germans again are
making violet counter-attacks."
���Province. Yes, we imagine
they are feeling pretty blue
around there.
Sad thing about  Vancouver���
if it's not one strike, its another.
If Ludendorff does't hurry up
and take Paris, there'll be another "want-ad" in the German
papers for a "strong, capable
general."
MAIL CONTRACT.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to the
Postmaster General, will be received at Ottawa until Noon, 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
HAZELTON AND KISPIOX
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.
E. H. FLETCHER,
P. 0. Inspector.
Post Office inspector's. Office,
Victoria, B. C, 31st May, 1918.
4243mo45
MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
CONTACT, SUNSHINE, SUMMIT,
RENO, VALLEY VIEW. GRANITE,
QUARTZITE, DOMINION FRACTION MINERAL CLAIMS, situate in
the Omineca Mining Division of Cassiar
District.
Where located:���On Rocher de Boule
Mountain.
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
claims.
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
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MINERAL ACT
Certificate of Improvements
NOTICE
QUEENA MINERAL CLAIM, situ-
uate In the Omineca Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Where located: ���On the southwestern
shore of Babine Lake, and near Silver
Island.
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
claim.
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
NOTICE
|N THE MATTER OF AN APPLIC-
1 ATION for  the  issue  of  a  fresh
Certificate   of   Title   for   Lot   32,
Block 3,   Town  of  Telkwa,   (Map
817).
Satisfactory evidence having been
furnished as to the loss of the Cdrtifi-
cate of Title to the above lands, notice
is hereby g'ven 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 Oflice, Prince Rupert,
B.C., 20th November, 1917.
H. F. MACLEOD,
14-18 District Registrar.
Synopsis 01 Coal Mining Regulations
(~"OAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
v-1 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
Burface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 an acre.
For full information application
should be made to the Secretary of the
Department of the Interior, Ottawa,
or to any Agent or Sub-Agent of
Dominion Lands.
W. W. CORY
Commercial Printing at
THE MINFR OFFICE
If you can't fight you can at least
stand 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 this great humanitarian
organization.
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
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: 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,
ALL CAN SERVE!
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What the World
Is Doing and Saying
Snappy Briefs from all Quarters
���
Honduras has declared war on
Germany.
One thousand workers in Winnipeg metal trades went on
strike on Monday.
Postmen in all Canadian cities
are striking for salary increases.
According to the Berlin Tage-
blatt, flour may be obtained in
Vienna for $4.50 a pound, horse
flesh at $3.50 a pound, meats of
other kinds at $5.75 a pound and
meals at middle-class restaurants
at $3.50.
Prince Arthur of Connaught
will visit Vancouver on his way
to England from Japan.
Russia's financial needs to obtain supplies of machinery, food
and other materials for her rehabilitation are placed at $1,000,-
000,000.
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RAILWAY and STEAMSHIP LINES. 1
Steamers  sailing between  Seattle, Victoria, ��
Vancouver,   Ocean   Falls,     Swanson     Bay, =
Prince Kupert, Anyox, Ketchikan, Wrangell, 9
Juneau, Skagway. =
_                                Leave Prince Rupert:   For Swanson Bay,   Van- =
a    couver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Monday. 5
��     For Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle, 9 a.m. every Saturday. ��'
5    For Anyox 12:00 noon every Friday. ~
=     For Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, 12 Noon every Wednesday s
j��    For Masset, Port Clements,  Bulkley Bay, Naden Harbor 8:00 p.m. =
~        every Wednesday. j=
M     For Sandspit, Skidegate,Queen Charlotte City, Aliford Bay, Gumshewa, M
sr        Pacofi,   Thurston Harbor,  Atli Inlet, Lockeport, Jedway, 10 P. M. =
3        every Saturday. 3
=    Arrive  Prince  Rupert: S.S.  "Prince  Rupert"  or S.S.   "Prince =
3        George"  from the South 8:00 A.M. Wednesday and 9:00 a.m.Friday. 5
5     Passenger trains  leave  Hazelton   Eastbound at 7:10  p. M.   Monday, ��
3     Wednesday, Friday.   Westbound 8:40 A. M. Sunday, Tuesday, Friday, =
3     For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to 3
3      G. A. McNicholl.Aast. Gen. Freight anil Passenger Agent.Prince Kupert, B.C. =
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THE LEADING HOTEL IN NORTHERN B. C.
HOTEL PRINCE RUPERT
EUROPEAN PLAN
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to 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
Count von Hertling, Imperial
German Chaucellor, is said to be
ill.
Herbert Hoover, American food
administrator, is visiting Great
Britain.
August 4 will be observed in
Great Britain, France, Italy, China, Japan and Canada as "Remembrance Day", being the anniversary of Great Britain's entry
into the war.
BUY AT HOME
Get your letterheads printed at
THE MINER OFFICE
"Printing of Merit"
Hazelton Hospital ^g&
for any period from one month upward at $1 per
tn^nth in advance. This rate Includes office consultations and medicines, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable In Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Drug Store: in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the
Hospital.
It is estim ted that in the
fighting east of Rheims the Germans lost ten men for every one
French casualty.
Owing to the embargo established by the Australian government, that country will be unable
to import apples from British
Columbia this year.
James G* Powell
Analytical
Provincial Assayer.
Chemist.
New Hazelton, B.C
A general election in Great
Britain in November is regarded
as possible.
The fruit outlook in the Okan-
aizan is reported to be extremely
good.
Over three thousand Canadian
troops arrived safely in England
this week.
Nine degrees of frost were registered at some points in northern Alberta on Tuesday.
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
Force.
(h) Army Post Office, London
England.
Premier Norris of Manitoba:
Martin of Saskatchewan, and
Stewart of Alberta, with Hon.
A. Meighen, minister of the interior, and Hon. J. A. Calder,
minister of immigration, have
returned from England.
Preserve your registration card
���it is valuable. Get your card-
case at R. S. Sargent's.
$2     The Miner, $2 a year.      $2
The Omineca Miner
The best medium for Home and 0ut-of-Town
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Ellen 29 and 20 Years of Age.
Harvest Leavj.
B-onvo cf A"]ookco on Ground of Extreme hardship.
Pi-cceduve to obtain Leave ol Absence.
Men Nineteen and Twenty Years of Age.
It has cotoo to tho 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 bo called upon to register under the Military
Service Act, are to bo 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
above mentioned v.! o have registered or who do so 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. ISio definite assurance can be given on this point as advantage must be taken of ships as they
become available On tho other hand, harvest leave will bo given if at all
possible.
Leave of Absence on Grounds of Extreme Hardship.
It is desired that the Regulations respecting leave of absence in cases of hardship should bo 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 tlie only son can: hie of earning a livelihood, of a father
killed or disabled on service or presently in service overseas, or in training lor
such ? rvi e, or under treatment after returning from overseas; or the only
remaining of two or more brothers capable of earning a livelihood (the otiier
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
heir return from overseas); brothers married before 41 h 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 hard hip arises by reason of exceptional circumstances such as
the fact that tlie nian concerned is the solo support of-a widowed mother, an
invalid father or oilier helpless dependents.
It is to be noted that in all these cases the governing factor is not hardship,
loss or suffering to the individual concerned, but to others, that is. members of
iiis fam'ly 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 li ava oi absenco on one or more of tho grounds mentioned and his application
form will then b? filled out and forwarded to Militia Headquarters, Ottawa. In
lhe meantime, if tho case appears meritorious, the man will be given provisional
leave of abserco for thirty days 80 that he may return home and continue his
civil occupation while his case is being finally disposed of.
Issued nv Department of Militia and Defence,
Department op Justice. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JULY 27, 1918
Canada's Debt
Canada's net debt at  the end
of June amounted to $1,154,007,-
Wheat in the Dominion
There are 20,500,000 bushels of
wheat and 14,150,000 bushels of
715,an increase during the month 'other strain jn the Dominion,
of June of $9,722,017. The rev- j making a total visible supply of
enue on  consolidated   fund   ac- 34,650,000 bushels, according to
...       , .   ,   .   ! estimates made up to May 31.
count during June amounted   toi    ...      ..     ,   ,  .,   .   ..    ���
It is estimated that  there are
$23,469,304,   as   compared   within  the   farmei.g>   hands  in   the
$21,828,580   in   June  last year.
The war expenditure during June
West 5,000,000  bushels;  in elevators and flour mill bins abovt
on capital account was 14,291,523; 6,750,000 bushels; in transit on
as against $9,250,611 in June last railways, 1,000,000 bushels; in
year.     In this regard, however.
the East in elevators, 6,635,885
bushels; and in the East in tran-
it is pointed out that the totals;sit about 31|000,000 bushels.mak-
are merely those of accounts j jng in all at the date given a to-
which have actually passed : tal of 20,500,000, in round nura-
through  the  books   during   the Ders-
period.
For the first three montns of
the financial year up to June 30,
the  revenue of the Dominion to-
It is further estimated that
there are ground in Eastern Canada 6,750,000 bushels, and in
Western Canada 7,400,000.
The Wheat Export Co. export-
tailed $67,070,724,  as compared lee   11,000,000   bushels  between
with $68,322,189 a year ago. ' March 31 and April 30.
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Cook Stoves and Heaters
Farming Machinery
Ogilvie _ Government Standard
"War Flour"
"Do Your Bit���Plant a Garden"
Come and examine our large assortment of Seeds
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GAZETTEER, describing over 1900 cities, towns, villages,
and settlements within the province, showing location,
distance from larger points, how reached and by what
lines, synopsis of local resources, population, etc.
ALPHABETICAL DIRECTORY of all business and professional men, Farmers, Stock Raisers, Fruit Growers,
etc., in all towns and districts.
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Producers, Dealers and Consumers, listing all products
from the raw material to the finished article.
(INCORPORATED CITIES-AI1 gazetteer information in
Directory of the incorporated cities of the Province
will be prepared by either the City Council or the
Board of Trade, thereby official.
TRADE NAMES AND TRADE MARKS A list of popular
trade names alphabetically. If you want to know the
manufacturer or selling agent of a trade-name article,
look up this section.
ADVERTISING BRITISH COLUMBIA- It is necessary1 to
continue to advertise British Columbia outside of the
Province, in order that tourists and settlers will continue to come. With this aim in view, a copy of the
directory will be placed in the leading Libraries and
Boards of Trade throughout the Canadian Prairies,
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Shows What May Be
Done In Fruit Growing in the
North
The possibilities of the Northern Interior as a fruit country
have been receiving the attention
of D. L. Purvis for a number of
years. Commencing some years
ago on 240 acres of very fine land
close to Two-mile, near Hazelton,
Dave has now a considerable area
under fruit, various kinds of
which he has been experimenting
with since he started farming
here. He has had gratifying
success as the result of his labors
and hopes within a comparatively short time to place this district
on the map as a fruit  country.
Dave has many varieties of
appletrees, some of which have
reached maturity, including the
Yellow Transparent, the Lowland
Raspberry and Charlinoff. He
finds that the Russian varieties
withstand the tigors of winter
best, these being Charlinoff, An-
tenovka, Tetoffski and Red and
Yellow Siberian (crab). He has
a number of other varieties coming on, such as the Mcintosh
Red, Jonathan, Ontario,Wealthy?;
Haas.Gravenstein and Snow, and
Transcendant, Hyslip, General
Grant and Florence (crab).
Dave, however, does not limit
his activities to apples, but has
various kinds of prunes, plums,
pears and cherries.
He has had great success with
his-small fruits this year,and has
marketed a considerable quantity
of stra-A berries of the Admiral
Dewey, Hood River and Magoon
varieties. For anyone considering the cultivation of currants,
Mr. Purvis recommends the following: Black, Black Naples; Red,
Tay's Prolific; White, White
Grape. Blackberries and peaches
are also being tried by Mr. Purvis.
Besides fruit, Davespends much
time in the development of other
branches of the farming. This
year he will endeavor to obtain
his own seed from alfalfa of the
Grimm variety.' Seven years
ago he started to produce potatoes which would suit this climate
and has evolved a variety which
he has named the "O.K." This
is a fairly early potato, is very
hardy, of good size and of fine
flavor.
He intends to increase his area
of fruit trees by lj acres next
spring.
Mr. Purvis has a hardy variety
of cherry, the Ostheim, on which
which he plans to graft wild
cherry slips, with the object of
obtaining a very hardy stock
which will suit this country, and
we wish him every success in his
endeavors, horticultural and agricultural.
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Owners Everywhere
COURTEOUS attention to your needs wherever you may
travel is something you appreciate, and being a Ford
owner you can get it.   You are always ' 'among friends.''
There are more than 700 Ford Dealer Service Stations
throughout Canada. These are always within easy reach of
Ford owners���for gasoline, oil, tires, repairs, ���ccessories,
expert advice or motor adjustments.
The cost of Ford Service is as remarkably low as the cost
of the car itself. Nineteen of the moBt called for parts cost
only $5.40. Just compare this with the cost of spare parts
for other cars and you will realize the advantage of owning
a Ford.
Runabout
Touring  ���
Coupe
Sedan ��� ���
Chassis
- $575
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$535
THE UNIVERSAL CAR       One-tonTruck $750
F. O. B. FORD, ONT.
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night.      Our stages meet  all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Best Dry Birch, $6,00 a cord
Consign  your shipments in  Our
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cent more
mileage
20 to 25 miles to a gallon of
gasoline is a frequent occurrence with the Ford car. One
man (name on request) reports
an average of 33 miles per gallon for 20,000 miles. Surely
this is a Record that few, if
any other makes of cars, ever
equalled.
It demonstrates the economy
of owning and driving a Ford.
You can average 1000 miles
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The saving on oil and repairs is proportionately large.   The
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