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VOL. VI, NO. 2
AH  Sections  of   Province Will
Support the Present
Reports from practically all
sections of the province are favorable to the Conservative cause,
and the leaders of the party are
quite confident that the administration will be returned to power
with a substantial majority in the
In Omineca district, where
Frank Dockrill is opposed by
Alex. Manson,the Liberal lawyer
of Prince Rupert (known in the
Bulkley Valley as the "mail-order
candidate"), the campaign so far
has been devoid of sensational
features. There is no doubt,
however, of the success of the
Conservative candidate. The district will again refuse Mr. Man-
son's offer to represent it at Victoria.
North is Conservative
Prince Rupert, Sept. 8:���Hon.
Wm. Manson has returned from
a trip to Skeena river points,
completing a tour of his whole
district. He is absolutely assured
of a splendid success. Prince
Rupert is strongly for him and
the majority is increasing every
Pattulo held what was to be a
big rally last night, but only about
one hundred attended, and the
meeting was decidedly cold. Only
the most ardent Liberal voters
will support him.
It is reported from Atlin that
W. X. Macdonald, the Conservative candidate, has a very easy
victory over Mobley.
Conservatives here all expect
Omineca to do its duty election
day and complete the three northern seats.
From* the south confidential reports have been received, indicating that the country is steadily
becoming more strongly in favor
of the government.
Why McLennan Was Fired
The Herald yesterday printed
a complaint, in large type, that
"Gordon McLennan, an oldtimer
in this district, was discharged
from government work by the
machine because he was a Liberal." For the benefit of any
who may not know the facts, it
may be said that McLennan, who
had been given charge of the
building of a bridge on the telegraph trail���a Dominion government affair���was discharged because he had stated that he would
leave his work half-finished, if
necessary, to come in and cast a
Liberal vote. He was discharged
not because he was a Liberal���
that was known before he was
engaged���but because he evidently could not be depended upon to
finish the bridge, the early completion of which was of considerable importance.
Coming Events
Sept. 14���Provincial General Election.
Sept. 15-16   Hazelton Agricultural &
Industrial Fair.
Oct 9-Thanksgiving Day.
Paris: Von Kirckbach's Germans made ten counter-attacks
in succession on the positions
recently won by the French south
of the Somme. The dense masses of Germans were mowed
down in swaths as they attempted
to advance, and their dead are
lying in heaps. The French reserves are untouched. All gains
are held.
British reinforcements are arriving in tens of thousands daily.
The ground east of Guillemont
taken by the British, was strewn
German dead,in many cases stark
naked, every stitch of clothing
having been blasted off. A large
proportion showed no sign of
wounds, but had been killed by
the intense concussion of British
shells. Those who escaped alive
in the dugouts are said to have
had their nerves destroyed by
the terrific pounding.
The German forces on the
Verdun front made an effort to
regain the ground won by the
French  yesterday,   when a mile;
of their first line positions between Vaux-ChapitreandChenois
was carried.
London: British troops last
night raided German trenches
southwest of Lille. Another
successful raid was made on enemy trenches southeastof Ginchy,
in the Somme region. Fifty
prisoners were brought back.
Beyond the usual artillery activity, raids, and bomb fighting,
there is nothing to report from
the Somme front.
The enemy shelled Armentieres.
Allied aircraft raided Brussels,
dropping bombs on the German
great battle in southeastern Roumania, where the Russians have
taken the offensive against the
Bulgarians and Germans.
A bitter struggle is now under
way over the whole front in Do-
brudja from the Danube to the
Black Sea.
Saloniki : Violent artillery
fighting is in progress in Greek
Macedonia. The principal engagements are in progress on the
Struma front, in the region of
Mount Beles, and in the vicinity
of Lake Doiran.
Bucharest:   Reports are being
received of the  beginning of a
Petrograd: Russian troops have
crossed the Dvina river, north of
Dvinsk, and have been successful in driving back the Germans.
All counter-attacks have been
After a fierce action with artillery, mine throwers, and bomb
mortars, the enemy attacked our
line in the region of Velitsk, in
the direction of Kovel, but was
In the region of the Gnita Lipa
our offensive continues.
On the Caucasian front, in the
Klghi-Ognot sector a stubborn
battle continues.
London: Three more places in
German East Africa, have surrendered to the British.
The Bulkley Valley people made
good,as usual,in their celebration
at Telkwa on Labor Day. A
large crowd of Hazelton people
went up by train and motor to
participate in the fun, and all
report having a good time.
Horse-racing was the principal
amusement of the day, a number
of exciting contests being run off.
Following were the results:
Quarter-mile, 14.2 and under���
D. Campbell 1, P. Barr, 2.
Half-mile, Indian���Baptiste 1,
Michel 2.
Three furlongs, 1100 lbs. and
over���D. Chisholm 1, D. Campbell 2.
Half-mile, 15.0 or under���R.
Mackin 1, Baptiste 2. ���
Slow Race���Gabe 1, Jamie Tom
Bulkley Valley Derby, five furlongs, open, for silver challenge
cup, to be won three times by
same owner���J. J. McNeil 1, G.
Macdonell 2.
During the day refreshments
were served on the grounds by
the ladies, the proceeds being
devoted to the Red Cross. The
side shows were for the benefit
of the Patriotic Fund.
The proceedings concluded with
i a grand dance in the town  hall,
J in which a large crowd joined.
The officials of the day wer:
Judges, A. J. Prudhomme, Frank
M. Dockrill, A. M. Manson; Starters, E. M. Hoops.Neil Mclnnes;
Clerks of Scales, Gus Timmer-
meister, Geo. Hay.
Local and District News
John Michelson.of Ootsa Lake,
is spending a few days here.
Phil. Smith, who accompanied
the party of sportsmen which
left Hazelton for Groundhog several weeks ago, returned on Wednesday.
W. K. Akhurst.manager of the
Canadian Fairbanks-Morse Co.,
of Vancouver, was here this week,
looking into the question of a
light and water plant.
Lieut. G. T. Emmons, of the
U. S. navy, whose works on the
Indians of Alaska and British
Columbia have brought him distinction, is paying his second
visitt to Hazelton. He is gather-
in information concerning the
natives of this district.
Hazelton Fair, Sept. 15-16.
Granby is the largest producer
of copper, not only in Canada,
but in the British Empire���about
50,000,000 lbs. per annum.
One Liberal who is not favor
ably disposed towards the Brewster political system is ex-Mayor
Baxter of Vancouver, who spoke
the other night in support of the
government. Though a life-long
Liberal, Mr. Baxter refuses to ally
himself with the discredited clique
which controls the Liberal party
in B. C.
"Let me tell you the Liberal
political machine is as good as
any Conservative machine, and,
give it time, and it will do its
work as thoroughly as any Conservative machine." declared Mr.
Baxter, amid applause.
A large body of citizens desired
to vote right, he continued, and
it was these he would like to
reach. At the last election British Columbia was on the high
wave of prosperity; every one
speculated in real estate. Then
came the collapse, and of course
the government, and not the
individual speculator, was blamed.
Then, following the depression,
came the world's greatest war.
"It is not British," declared
the speaker warmly, "to blame
the government and squeal like
Referring to what he termed
the Liberals' hostility to, and
accusations against Premier Bowser, Mr. Baxter said that the
Premier was blamed for every-
(Cnntinno'l on  Pupp Fonr)
Numerous Features of Unusual
Interest For Hazelton
The prize list and program for
the Fair has been issued and
shows that classes have been arranged and prizes offered for
horses, cattle, swine, sheep, goats
and poultry, for dairy and household products, and for wild as
well as home grown fruits.
Many prizes are offered in the
ladies' work section, which includes fancy work; and also for
writing and drawing by children.
The section devoted to fruits,
vegetables, grain,and other products of the farm, is very extensive, every care being taken to
provide ample classes to properly
handle this important department.
The mineral exhibit will be one
of exceptional interest and a good
display of raw furs is looked for.
The sports program will include
horse races, races for prospectors,
and a drilling contest, for which
a prize of $100 is offered. An
Indian band contest will feature.
On Friday evening "What
Happened to Jones", that sidesplitting comedy, will be reproduced in Assembly Hall, and will
be followed by grand dance.
The Fair grounds are to be
specially illuminated and the
town as well will be lighted up.
The grounds will be opened by
the member-elect for this district at 10 a.m. on Friday, and
will be accessible from 10 a.m.
to 9 p. m. on both days. A
program of events for Saturday
evening will be announced during the week.
Special rates are offered by the
G. T. P., and every inducement
is being offered to outside exhibitors, including free transportation of exhibits.
Send in your ore exhibits for
the Fair.
W. P. Lynch,of Prince Rupert,
is here today.
J. F. Maguire returned from
Telkwa on Monday.
James Hevenor, who is with
the 102nd, is reported dangerously ill.
Frank Dockrill is interviewing
the electors in this part of his
Work has been started at the
Interior Lumber Co.'s sawmill
on Two-mile creek.
Percy Frost has recovered from
his wounds, and is again with
the 7th Battalion at the front.
Constable H. S. Lavery, who
has resigned from the provincial
force.left for the east this week.
W. B. Steele arrived from
Manson creek on Monday, and is
now at the Hospital, undergoing
treatment for rheumatism. Jack
Mullen and Jim Beaman came
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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Vol. VI.
Saturday. September 9, 1916.
No. 2
As election day draws nearer it becomes more and more evident
that the political strategists  who  planned the Liberal campaign
made a serious miscalculation.    When they were laying their plans,  OVER-SEAS CLUB
it would appear, they believed the depression which then prevailed, 15 RECOGNIZED
would predispose the electors to heed their "blue ruin" cry and turn j
the government out of office.    Also,they counted on their reiterated j
the district; (b) an extension of the Government's policy providing
for an adequate system of trunk trails, giving communication
between all mining areas and the railway; (c) free analyses of ores
under reasonable restrictions; (d) the establishment of a smelter in
the district, by government assistance, with restrictions on profits;
(e) the establishment of refineries at suitable points in B. C.; (f)
bonuses for new and valuable minerals.
While the above are, perhaps, the chief requirements of
Omineca, many other questions of vital interest to the people of
this district will be dealt with during the life of the next Legislature,
and it will be to the advantage of the electors to have as their
representative a man whose entire interests are in Omineca���a man
who is familiar with its industries and needs���rather than one who
does not live in the district and who has no personal knowledge of
its requirements. As you all know, I am heavily interested in
agriculture and mining in Omineca, and in serving your interests I
am serving my own.
instead of being stationary is
constantly rising. Twenty-five
years ago the world produced
265,400 tons, last year 1,000,000
tons. The price here in America
has already risen from thirteen
to twenty-seven cents a pound.
Evidently the world must either
find new deposits or discover a
substitute metal.���Ex.
The British War Office has just
charges of graft and corruption to alienate many supporters of the:priven official  recognition to the
government.     Fortunately for the province, but unfortunately for
the Liberals, the untoward conditions of the first year of war have
passed  away and  prosperity  is returning, partly because general
conditions are more favorable, but also, in a measure,   because of
wise legislation passed by the Conservative government.   Then the
opposition,  although  afforded  every opportunity,   failed to make
good their charges of corruption.     Instead, they were  themselves
placed  on  the defensive by disclosures of criminality within their
own  organization.     Thus deprived of their chosen weapons, they j
find themselves at a sad disadvantage, for which they must  blame)
the leaders who took them into the campaign without a constructive [
That the lack of definite policy which has characterized the!
party is being severely felt is evident from the efforts of various
Liberal candidates to supply the deficiency at the eleventh hour.
A week or so ago, the opposition candidates in Victoria promulgated
a "platform" which was of the usual indefinite character, the
planks including "Enforcement of laws", "Economy in expenditure",
"No politics in the administration of workmen's compensation",
etc. Naturally, they did not go into detail. Next came William
Sloan, who issued another platform, the outstanding features of
which were "The Recall", "Proportional Representation","Woman
Suffrage", "The Referendum", etc. These policies have not yet
received the approval of the Liberal leaders, so far as we know.
Other opposition candidates are probably busy publishing their
little platforms. At any rate, A. M. Manson, the young lawyer
who hopes to direct the destinies of Omineca from his office in
Prince Rupert, has come out with another Liberal program. He
states tnat the Liberals are pledged to the abolition of party
patronage, but fails to give a hint as to the means to be adopted.
The patronage system, under which a part of the business of all
governments is conducted, is not an ideal method, and many wise
statesmen have sought to eliminate it. If the Liberals���who have
never when in office shown any dislike to patronage���have not only
been converted but have discovered a remedy, it is to be regretted
that they are not willing to take the people into their confidence.
Our bright young friend's platform also provides for the
reduction of the list of civil servants. Evidently he does not favor
his leader's plan to give all returned soldiers civil service positions.
He would also eliminate game wardens and fire and forest rangers,
whose work would be undertaken by the mounted police whom the
Liberals would substitute for the provincial force. In other words,
an expensive permanent force would be organized to undertake the
duties now satisfactorily performed by men who are employed only
when they are needed.
Mr. Manson's ignorance of facts and conditions is further
displayed when he alleges, apropos of the soldiers' homestead act,
that holders of purchased tracts who have not paid up are to be
allowed to select thirty acres in each quarter section. His
dislike of the bill must be extreme to lead him to make such a
Mr. Manson also proposes "to remove all tax from improvements
and to tax non-improvements to the extent of 10 p.c. or 15 p.c,"
no matter whether purchase or pre-emption. We wonder if the
leaders of the Liberal party will approve of this plank when they
learn of its inclusion in the wonderful platforn which the Prince
Rupert lawyer has "wished on" the party.
By way of contrast, we reproduce a statement by the Conservative candidate for Omineca, Frank M. Dockrill. who Says in a
letter to the electors:
Notwithstanding my utmost efforts. I have been unable to
interview all the Electors of this large constituency, and as election
day is rapidly approaching, I desire to bring before you a brief
statement of the needs of the district, as 1 see them.
First: For years the district has needed a resident representative, with a practical knowledge of the industries upon which the
development and prosperity of the district depends.
Second: Ample expenditures directed, under sound business
management,to develop the immense natural resources of Omineca.
Third: The encouragement of Agriculture by (a) the extension
of the Agricultural Credits Act; (b) assistance to co-operative
enterprises; (c) increased aid to farmers engaging in the live-stock
Fourth: The development of our great mineral areas by (a)
the preparation by competent engineers of geological and mineral-
ogical reports and maps, covering every mineral-bearing section of
work of the Overseas Club,
which since the commencement
of the war has presented the
government'with 72 war aeroplanes and bi-planes,costing from
$7,500 to $11,500 each. The
money for these machines.which
are at the disposal of the Royal
Flying Corps, has all been raised
through the instrumentality of
the Over-seas Club, and several
of these machines have been
subscribed for and donated in
We have just received from
Francis R. Jones, the organizing
secretary in Canada, whose office
is at the Windsor Hotel at Montreal, copies of the above-mentioned official recognition which
has been granted to the club.
The work especially referred
to in the war office certificate is
the raising of upwards of $750,-
000 in all parts of the world to
provide tobacco for the British
troops from overseas. lhe largest contributions towards this
fund have come from Canada,
where up to the end of June
$131,990 had been contributed.
All of this money has been devoted to supplying tobacco to the
Canadian troops, and the popularity and usef ulnessof "Canada's
Tobacco Fund," by which name
operations of the Over-seas Club
are known throughout Canada, is
growing all the time. But Canada now has over 100,000 men at
the front fighting the Empire's
battles, and they nearly 'all
smoke. To them tobacco is a
necessity, not a luxury. They
look to the generosity of the
great-hearted Canadian public to
provide the cigarettes and tobacco
which they cannot obtain for
themselves, and our readers are
invited to help. Money for "Canada's Tobacco Fund", organized
by the Over-seas Club, may be
paid into any bank in Canada.
may  map  the   course   of   the
struggle from the scrap heaps.
Germany especially is in urgent
need of copper. Long ago the
government melted down its
copper and its nickel coins and
substituted iron currency. In
spite of this, the price of copper
and bronze soon rose from about
fifteen cents a pound to eighty
cents. In Germany the scarcity
of copper is owing not oniy to its
use in many kinds of munitions,
but also to the fact that the output of the mines of the country
���about 55.500,000 pounds a year
��� is always much less than the
needs of the country require.
At present two-thirds of the
world's production of copper is
absorbed by the electrical indus-'
try. Telephone and telegraph
systems have taken 600,000 tons,
submarine cables about 10,000
tons.and electric railway,lighting
and power stations alone in this
country have used about 50,000
tons Copper enters extensively
in the manufacture of machinery,
automobiles, builders' hardware
and nickel-plated goods; for brass
or bronze.df which it is the chief
constituent, has a thousand uses,
and forms a part of articles as
diverse as shoe eyelets and the
roofs of houses.
Even (Sefore the war economists
predicted that, the presentsources
of supply of copper would not
last longer than a generation.
They estimate that the mines of
this country still contain 10,000,-
000 tons and that foreign mines
have about as much more, Even
at the present rate of consumption, therefore, the supply now
in sight would last only about 20
years, and the rate of consumption
"Honest John" Was There
The following appears in the
Columbian,of New Westminster,
describing a meeting held a day
or two ago at Mud Bay: "Sen-
satioual feature after sensational
feature marked the Liberal rally
here Saturday night, when under
provocative heckling John Oliver
admitted he was present at the
conference between Scott, Brewster and Macdonald, which was
held in Macdonald's room in the
capital, while the Investigating
Committee was sitting fifty feet
away, and while search was being made for Scott by a subpoena
server, after which Scott was
smuggled out of the building and
out of the country under the
assumed name by which he entered the building.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Oflice   -   -   Hazelton.
Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
an.d Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
Special Dinner on
Fair Days ���50c.
Opp.  Police  Office,   Hazelton.
MRS. SAMMONS   ::   Prop.
The Future of Copper
Next to iron,the most valuable
industrial metal is copper, of
which the world now uses about
a million tons a year. More than
half comes from the mines in the
United States. Since the beginning of the war the wastage of
all common metals has been tremendous. The belligerents have
been hurling iron, steel, lead and
copper at each other in quantities
so vast that future archaeologists
The Prince Rupert Fair
 September 20,21,22	
$3000 in cash prizes, cups, medals, etc.
$900 in cash prizes for Indian contests.
Baseball/Football; Vaudeville Show,
Fireworks, Baby Show, Etc.
Three Screaming Days of Fun
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Address the Secretary, P. O. Box 394, Prince Rupert, B. C THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1916
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Russia is buying warships from
Berlin, Ontario, is now officially known as Kitchener.
Zeppelins for mail - carrying
have been built in Germany.
Manufactured silverware has
advanced in price 25 per cent.
Fifteen thousand U. S. militia
are returning home from the
Mexican border.
Villa is reported to have started another raid towards the
American border.
This season, so far, has been
one of the worst on record for
the salmon industry.
Premier Borden may be unable
to pay his intended visit to the
Pacific coast this fall.
There is not likely to be a session of the Dominion parliament
until after the New Year.
The Roumanian oilfields, which
have been subject to a German
monopoly, will be confiscated.
Nearly $25,000,000 in gold bars
was received from Canada by
New York bankers on  Tuesday.
Japan demands indemnities,
political concessions and an apology from China. Washington is
Israel Webber, a Jew who died
in Toronto last week at the age
of 114,saw the entry of Napoleon
into Moscow.
London financiers predict that
in five years Canada will occupy
second place among all nations in
railroad mileage.
"Skookum Jim", a well-known
Indian, who was one of the discoverers of gold in the Yukon, is
dead at Carcross.
Jamaica's banana crop has been
completely destroyed by the recent hurricane. The 1917 crop
was damaged 50 per cent.
In two years the British have
contributed $250,000,000 to war
relief, besides an immense volume of gifts and services.
J. K. L. Ross, John L. Todd,
and Col. Labatt have been appointed members of the permanent pensions board of Canada.
Twenty-five persons were injured in the derailing of nine
passenger coaches on the G. R.
& I. railway near Mancelona,
The keel for the third lumber-
carrying vessel to be constructed
in Victoria under the shipbuilding
act recently passed was laid this
A boiling lake now fills the
immense crater formed by the
volcano which blew the top off
Katmai mountain, on the Alaska
coast. '
The U. S. senate has passed an
amendment to the revenue bill
designed to divert the halibut
trade from Prince Rupert to
American ports.
Sir Ernest Shackleton arrived
at Punta Arenas on Sunday with
the members of his Antarctic
expedition who had been marooned on Elephant Island.
The C. P. R. steamer Montreal
was in collision with another vessel in the Downs on Monday.
The Montreal was badly damaged
and .was towed into the Thames.
United States authorities are
investigating the torpedoing of
the British steamer Kelvinia on
Sept. 2. Twenty-eight Americans who were on board were
landed at Glasgow.
At Colorado Springs on Monday
Freddie Welsh defeated Charlie
White, challenger for the lightweight championship, on points.
A portion of the grandstand collapsed, injuring one hundred
After a warm campaign, prohibition was defeated in Yukon
by the narrow majority of three.
It is believed the question will be
referred to the electors of the
territory again at the next general election.
As a consequence of disturbances at recruiting meetings in
Montreal, where the French-
Canadian police sided with the
anti-recruiters, a federal order-
in-council has heen passed to
provide severe penalties for interference with recruiting.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rates.      Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association
will hold its first
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
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.
TAKE NOTICE that Dalby B. Morkill, B. C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton,
B. C,   acting as agent for A. H. Morten,    Free    Miner's   Certificate   No. I
95906B,    and   Henry   Bretzins,    Free j
Miner's Certificate, No. 95907B, intend,
sixty  days  from  the date hereof, to I
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. 48-5
Dated this 29th day of July, A. D.
1916.   ��� D. B.' Morkill.
On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 15-16, 1916.
$1000    in prizes and awards    $1000
A grand display of Agricultural and Mineral Products of the District
Horse Races on new Race Track
Rock Drilling���Sawing and Chopping
Field and Track Sports of All Kinds
On Friday Evening        ���in Assembly Hall���       On Satdy. Evening
A Grand Dance "What Happened to Jones"
Will Be Held By Special Request
9MALL   1
Commercial Printing at
The Miner has received a letter from Lieutenant-Governor
Barnard, who says:
"I am enclosing copy of a despatch just received from Lord
Landsdowne. President of the
British Red Cross Society, advising that, with the approval of
their Majesties the King and
Queen and Her Majesty Queen
Alexandra, an appeal is heing
made throughout the Empire for
contributions for the exeat work
of the British Red Cross Society
on "Our Day", Thursday the
19th of October.
"The appeal made last October
resulted in a total collection of
$1,858,008.56 in Canada and very
large sums from other parts of
the Empire, but the increase in
our forces and in the great off en-
sive being carried nn upon all
fronts is such that there is again
an urgent need for money.
"British Columbia has responded magnificently to the demands 'Synopsis of Coal Mining Regu-
of   various   funds   lor  patriotic                       lations.
purposes  and  I  am  confidently ���	
asking for your assistance on this  ("'OAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
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Occasion. I Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
'In Victoria and Vancouver the Northwest Territories and in a portion
Canadian Red Cross Society hasiofth" lwi"r" "r l!,l";h <'">>"'''�������
undertaken  to make the appeal, ���
I Hudson's Bay Company j
11 HAZELTON, B. C. ��
g General Merchandise and Wholesale Liquors 5
In the Supreme Court of British
In the matter of the Administration  H
Act and in the matter of the  Estate =
of John J. McDiarmid, deceased,  in-  =
testate. - g
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of;|
His   Honour    Judge    Young,   dated Is
the  sixth  day  of July,   1916,   I   was =
appointed Administrator of the  Estate : S
of John J. McDiarmid, deceased, intest-  3
ate. j|
All persons   having  claims   against: s
the said estate are hereby requested to :3
forward the same, properly verified, to , =
me  before   the   14th  day  of   August, : O
1916,  and  all     persons    indebted    to ��� 3
the said estate are required to pay the j 3
amounts  of  their   indebtedness to me ! 3
Dated lst day of August, 1916.
Official Administrator,
49-50 Hazelton, B.C.
Special for the Fair:
^ To every purchaser of six bottles
of Liquor we will supply a very
useful shopping bag which will
hold six bottles and can be taken
on passenger coaches as hand
baggage.     :-    -:    :-    -:    :-    -:
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
SS. "PrinceM Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess Alice", or "Princes* Sophia" leaves Prince
Rupert Aug. 2nd, 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th; Sept. 2nd, 9th.
J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, 15. ('
and all other bodies in those districts are requested to co-operate
<* ith them in making a success
of "Our Day". It is expected
that wherever there is a branch
of the Canadian Red Cross Society
it will similarly undertake the
work, but will need all the support possible."
It is expected that, the Hazelton
branch of the Canadian Red Cross
will deal with this matter, and
an announcement of the means
to be adopted will be made in due
course. Hazelton contributed liberally on "Our Day" last year,
and  will do the same on Oct. 19.
Get Ready For the Fair
We have just received a large
shipment of boys' suits and trousers. Bring the boys around and
have them fitted out for the Exhibition.
You'll want to decorate for the
occasion. Don't forget that we
have bunting and flags in great
variety. R. Cunningham & Son,
Ltd. * *
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 tne applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in whicli
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyed ..
territory the tract applied for shall be  \
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10. 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.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
We are prepared  to supply private
and  public  conveyances   day  and
Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign  your shipments in  Our
Care  for Storage or  Delivery.
Address nil communications to Hazelton.
Ruddy & MacKay
Prince Rupert Exhibition
September 20th, 21st and 22nd
One way first class fare for round trip, from
all stations including Pr. George and West.
Tickets on sale Sept 18th to 22nd inclusive.   Return
limit, Sept. 25th.
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.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl,A����t. Gen. Freight and PaMenger Agent, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9. 1916
London: On Sunday and yesterday important German positions were captured by the Anglo-French forces north and south
of the Somme. Sozecourt and
Vermandovillers were occupied
by the Allies. The town of
Combles was outflanked and rendered untenable for the Huns.
Five thousand Germans were
captured in two days.
The battle of the Somme has
now reached a high pitch of
violence. Against a concentration
of picked German troops, French
and British are striking blow
after blow in what appears to be
a supreme effort to force a way
through the German lines.
The French official communication says the French have made
fresh progress east of Le Forest,
north of the Somme, and on the
south have succeeded along a
front of twenty kilometers, from
Garleux to Chaulnes.
The British statement says our
troops captured trenches on a
3000-yard front for a depth of
800 yards, including the village
of Evillemont.
Last night the Germans launched a number of vigorous counterattacks, but they were beaten
back, with heavy losses to the
Since the beginning of the
Somme offensive 29 villages have
been captured by the Allies.
Athens: The Greek government has accepted the Entente
demands. Agents of the British
and French governments are now
taking over the postal and telegraphic services. Premier Zaimis
has assumed dictatorial powers,
receiving the unqualified support
of the Venizelos party.
Baron von Schenk, chief director of the pro-German propaganda, has been arrested and taken
aboard a warship.
London: In Transylvania the
Roumanian forces have penetrated fifty miles at some points.
In eastern Roumania the first
clash has occurred between the
Bulgarians and the Russians who
went in to assist the Roumanians.
The Bulgarian accounts claim
success in this sector.
Petrograd: The heaviest lighting on the eastern front is under
ward to a point 1500 yards east
of the village and secured a hold
onLenzewood. A strong German
system of defence around Falfe-
mont farm was captured. Fighting in Ginchy continues. Hostile
aircraft showed great activity,
but failed to interrupt our work.
Three enemy machines were
brought down. Two of our
machines are missing.
Since Sunday the French have
taken 6550 prisoners and 36 guns
on the Somme front. Vigorous
counter-attacks by the enemy on
feated. Roumanians are pressing
the enemy all along the frontier
east of the Danube, and captured
500 wagons loaded with foodstuffs, a complete hospital, seven
officers and 620 men. The German minister to Roumania has
left Bucharest for Berlin, via Russia, under Russian safe conduct.
Reports say Bohemia will throw
off the Austrian yoke.
Rome: Italian forces are advancing in Albania, constructing
railways for the handling of
troops and supplies.
There is unusual artillery acti-
positions captured by the French vity on the Trentino front,
were repulsed, and the recent, Berlin: Russian forces have
gains are being held. Bad wea- j pressec] back the center of Archduke Ch rles' front between the
Ziota Lipa and Dniester.in Galicia.
The  town  of   Clery,   on   the
ther prevails on the whole Somme
Petrograd: The Russians are
continuing their offensive, and
fierce fighting is in progress on
our western front.
A large contingent of Russians
has been landed at the Roumanian port of Constanza. to aid in
operations against Bulgaria.
Vienna: Roumanians have captured several cities in Transylvania.
Athens: Street battles are
occurring in the city. The secret
police are operating on their own
account to carry out the agreement with the Entente Allies,
not waiting for the action of the
Five hundred Greek reservists,
residents of the United States,
were not permitted to embark
for New York today, owing to
the possibility of a new mobiliza
tion of the Greek army.
Rome: The Italians have taken
several additional positions from
the Austrians in the upper Rovis
region. Artillery duels are in
progress in the middle Isonzo
and Carso regions.
An Italian dirigible successfully bombarded Austrian military
warks at Lussinpiccolo.
London: It is officially announced that another zeppelin
was badly damaged while engaged in a raid on the English
southeastern counties.
Bucharest: Roumanian troops
continue the invasion of Hungary.
Over a thousand square miles of
enemy territory have been taken.
The towns of Gyergyo, Ditro,
and Orsova, on the north and
northwest frontier,have been occupied, and quantities of guns
and munitions have been captured
from the Austrians.
(Continued from Page One)
Somme river, has been captured
by the Entente Allies.
Petrograd: The Russians are
advancing towards Halicz.in Galicia, and have taken a strongly
fortified  position  on   the   lower
thing, even when Rir Richard
McBride was Premier. He could
state from his own knowledge
that Sir Richard was Premier in
reality, as well as in name, and
Mr. Bowser was not the man
"behind the throne".
If legislation had not been introduced in Sir Richard's administration, the fault lay with him
alone and not with Mr. Bowser.
Y et the latter received the blame,
just as Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper had aectispd  him  of  manip-
Has been appointed agent for the
B. C. Nurseries Co.
Any orders for Fruit Trees, Berry
Bushes,   and   Plants   will  have
Careful Attention.
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
Gorodenka.     The Austrians are ulating, so that Sidney soldiers
'could   not hear Sir Charles give
1 an address.
"The belted knight forgot that
i the man at the head of the mili-
itnry affairs is a life-long Liberal,
I Col. Duff Stuart; but still Mr.
I Bowser  is   blamed,"   said   the
London : The British have
again pushed forward on the
Somme front, gaining full possession of Leuze wood. Fighting
way in the region of Vladimir-1 continues between that point and
Volynski.     In this sector more Combles,   and  in the vicinity of
being driven to the  northwest,
45,000 prisoners being taken.
Athens: On the Greek frontier the Allied artillery is preparing for a general offensive.
London:     The latest  German
war loan is reported to have been j speaker.
a failure. j    Dealing   with    Mr.    Bowser's
Zurich:     A super-zeppelin 800 premiership.Mr. Baxter declared
feet long with four gondolas made: fiat  though it nad only been for
a trial flight at Lake Constance [One session, the Premier had  no
need to blush, for he had made
an honest effort to introduce and
pass honest legislation. The
government had been accused of
spending money as for instance
on Marine Drive in West Vancouver, yet all people had united
I Tread the Footpath
j of Peace
5  This is the path of him who wears
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Hazelton,  B.
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London: A large crowd gathered to witness the funeral of
sixteen members of the crew of
the German zeppelin brought
down during Saturday night's
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|  Wedd's Salts 1 urify the Hlood.  I
y*! in pressing the government to do
I i so.     It was the same  with  all
They  had   been
Last night the Ger-|P,vs.8ed for b-v *h* r)e0"le-
His  personal  opinion  of   Mr.
Bowser is that he is a man of his
If he pledged himself to
never   went
After  two
mans made a desnerate  attemnt
to   regain   possession   of  Leuze
wood,   recentlv captured bv the .
n ... , .    '       '       ..   ,      .1 grant a request  he
British.     After a hand-to-hand | back 0M hib ^^
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years'   intimate know-
Mr.   Bowser,   he   (the
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struggle the enemy  was  beaten'or three
back. | ledge   of   Mr,    BOWSei',   lie   (the  far iny portal frumonumonth upward ��*i p
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... . h> fnllill lii �� npnmiQAa        la ihur a ',n thuhoBpftal,   Ti.-k �����!�� ubufauhlu Hi   H.i/.-l
over  a   four-mile   front between   S'�� lUinil niH pinmises.      ��ttld�� ��ttheP����i^inc  theDru.rSwreilnAW.rm!
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Vermandovillers and Chill v.   Ihn
than 4500 prisoners were taken
from Thursday to Sunday.
Late despatches say the Russians yesterday broke across the
Thenlovka river, a tributary of
the Ziota Lipa, and seized an
Austrian position, taking 2720
prisoners and six machine guns.
In the Carpathian region the
Russians captured an entire series
of heights and are advancing to
the Hungarian frontier.
London: French and British
troops, powerfully supported by
an enormous concentration of artillery, are steadily hammering
the German positions on a front
of about 25 miles in the Somme
region. The lines of the Allies
are drawing more closely about
Combles and towards Peronne.
Ginchy. The artillery on both
sides is active north of Pozieres
and around Moquet farm. There
is heavy fighting in the vicinity
of Thiepval, and the British are
believed to be making an effort
to take that important position.
British heavy artillery yesterday effectively shelled the enemv
position? in Polygon wooJ, east
of Ypres.
Paris: French forces in the
last few days have stormed supposedly impregnable positions on
a front of 13 miles for a depth of
amile.with minimum losses, while
the German casualties were 50,-
000. The attack on the Somme
front is being steadily widened
and increased, and will be maintained until the whole German
front gives way.
A German attack on French
positions at Vtrdun was repulsed.
London:   Attempts by German
The British troops   increased
their gains in the neighborhood [and Bulgarian  forces to invade
of Guillemont.having pushed for-1 eastern Roumania have been de-
Germans were compelled to give1
up a portion of Vermandovillers.
The  British  gained   a  crest   of
ground for which they have heen
contending for months.
The French occupied  the out-j
skirts of the railway junction of i
Chaulnes, and have thrown their
forces along the railway to Roye,
between Chaulnes and Chilly.
Paris: On the Verdun front
Ihe French troops captured a
German first line trench on ai
front of one mile, between the
Vaux-Chapitre region and the:
town of Chenois. Prisoners ta-
ken numbered 250.
Germans attempted to dislodge
the French from Hospital   farm,,
on the Somme front, but without!
success,   the attackers being dispersed with heavy losses.
Petrograd: The Russians are!
bombarding the Galician town of;
Halicz, sixty miles southwest of j
Lemberg. The town is reported
to be in flames. Russian troops,
have occupied the railway lines
between Halicz.Semikovetze and]
Wodniki. Yesterday 5600 pris-
were taken.
The drive in the Carpathians
The Turkish offensive against
the Russians west of Erzingan has
failed. Enemy losses were heavy, j
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