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VOL. VI, NO. 6
Gold - Cobalt Mine Will Be One
of Best, Says Report to
Vancouver, Oct. 4:���From the
statement and reports submitted
to the meeting of the New Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Limited,
yesterday, the prospects of the
company are of the brightest
character. Though only in existence a tew months, there has
been sufficient exploration to
convince the shareholders that
they have a very valuable property, and it is unique in this respect, that it is the only place in
the west where gold, cobalt and
arsenic have been discovered in
such large quantities in the same
Samples of the ore have been
sent to the East, to New York
and England, and the analyses
show beyond doubt that they are
in possession of an area that is
one of the richest in British Columbia.
The property lies on the slope
of a hill and is nearer Hazelton
than New Hazelton. A tunnel
has been driven for over 150 feet
600 feet below the apex of this
hill, and the intention is to drive
a number of other tunnels where
the outcrop shows, say at every
200 feet, until the apex of the
hill is reeched. In most of the
assays the arsenic has run as
high as $71 to the ton, while the
gold in some samples shows a
value of from $65 to $165 per ton.
Besides the gold-cobalt vein
now being developed, two others
have been found on the property,
one of which has been traced for
over 1000 feet and a sample taken
from an opening, tried for gold
alone, gave $74 to the ton.
The indications leave no room
for doubt that, as one expert
stated, the company has one of
the most valuable properties that
has so far been discovered in
British Columbia. Regarding the
matter of dealing with the ore.of
which there is now about $100,000
worth in sight, is is likely that
the company will erect a plant in
Vancouver. Shipping of the ore
will probably commence some
time next year and should this
plant be constructed here, it will
be chiefly for the purpose of extracting the arsenic, exclusive of
the gold and cobalt.
The following were elected
directors: Messrs. A. ErslMne
Smith, A. Shaw, Nicol Thompson,
George E. Trorey, C. O. Wicken-
den.Charles H. St.John and CF.
Bellschweiller.withMr. R. Palby
Morkill as secretary-treasurer.
The prize-winning ore exhibit
has been returned from Prince
Rupert to the Progress Club.
The challenge trophy, made of
Harris Mines silver, is expected
to arrive in the course of a few
The World's Series
Boston: Boston and Brooklyn
tied in the ninth, 6-6.
Ottawa: The Canadian general
representative at the front cables
today: "There has been severe
fighting, without cessation,during
the week. The Teutons brought
reinforcements of fresh troops to
oppose a desperate resistance to
our advance. Counter'attacks
follow each other, to be repulsed
in violent hand-to-hand struggles.
The artillery fire concentrated on
our trenches is terrible. The
endurance and courage of the
men is beyond praise.
"A patrol of Canadian cavalry-
has established the new location
of the German forces in the direction of Le Sars and Pys."
London: Russian attacks on
the eastern front, are more violent
than anything known since the
beginning of the war. Near
Karytruca and Znbilno Russian
infantry have attacked the German lines for the last 36 hours,
without cessation. This assault
is on a front of 50 kilometers.
The Russians are using thousands
of cannon. In a few days the
Germans fired 60,000 shells on a
small front, The Russians are
still vigorously attacking the Austro-Germans in Volhynia, from
west of Lutsk to the Dniester, in
Galicia.     Emperor William, has
started for the front of Von Lin-
singen, near Lutsk, where the
principal fighting is taking place.
London: The British last night,
pushed forward their linps northeast of Eaucourt l'Abhaye.on the
Paris: On the Struma front
the Bulgarians are retreating before the British. Our aircraft
report activity on the enemy's
railway lines.
London: British forces crossed
Somme front. During the night I*0 the eastern bank of the Struma
there was considerable artillery U"d occupied Nevolyen.
activity south of the Ancre. We| In Transylvania, Roumanians
discharged gas east of Loos and | captured Austro-German fortifi-
east of Armentieres. Raiding j cations near Bekoken, north of
parties entered enemy trenches j Fogaras, and in the vicinity of
in the Loos area and south of j the Hatszig mountains.
Arras. ^ne Roumanians are reported
���  ! by Berlin as in retreat, but it is
Port Arthur:   Colonel Garrick, admitted   by  the  German war
who has just returned  from the j0ffie that the invaders made an
western front.says: "Only a little jothei. gain in Qrsova sector,
over two weeks agolwentthrough
the whole of the  British   lines,
from  the Ypres salient down to
the Somme. The organization
and co operation is marvelous.
Ammunition is"piled up like cord-
wood behind the lines. Some
German dugouts are in three
tiers, going to a depth of forty
feel. The 'tanks' are about sixty
feet long and fifteen feet wide���
a miracle of ingenuity and a
wonderful success."
Paris:     The  French have ad
vanced east of Bouchavesnes.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Bucharest: On the northern
front there have been violent
engagements in the upper Lunava
and lhe Lunava valley.
Rome: The Italians are advancing in the Carso region.
Saloniki: Progress is being
made by the Allies on the Struma
Petrograd: Grand Duke Nicholas is on his way to take command
Paris: There is great artillery
activity on the Verdun front.
The Germans are shelling Poivre
in Dobrudja and direct the drive Hill, east of the Meuse and north
on Constantinople.
Of Verdun.
Free Seed for Farmers
By instructions from the Hon.
Minister of Agriculture, a distribution of superior sorts of grain
and potatoes will be made during
the coming winter and spring to
Canadian farmers. The samples
for general distribution will consist of spring wheat (about 5
lbs.), white oats (about 4 lbs.),
barley (about 5 lbs.), and field
peas (about 5 lbs.). These will
be sent out from Ottawa. A
distribution of potatoes in samples
of about 3 lbs. will be carried on
from several of the experimental
farms, the Central Farm at Ottawa supplyingonly the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec. All
samples will be sent free by mail.
Only one sample of grain and
one of potatoes can be sent to
each farm. As the supply of
seed is limited, farmers are
obliged to apply early. Requests
received after the end of December will probably be too late.
Anyonedesiring samples should
write (post free) to the Dominion
Cerealist, Experimental Farm,
Ottawa, for an application blank.
The Soldiers' Aid is now plan-
ning the Christinas parcels to be1
sent to all soldiers from Hazelton !
and district, and as the ladies of
the W. A. are devoting their attention to the matter, the members of the committee are con
fident that they will be able to
look after all the men on their
list. Secretary Allen will be
glad to receive subscriptions for
the Soldiers' Aid Xmas Fund,
which will be used for holiday
purposes. Voluntary subscriptions have so far proved sufficient
to provide for the ordinary requirements of our soldiers, whose
requests have been very modest;
but additional funds are required
for Christmas. ' Hand in your
Letters of acknowledgment received from the boys indicate
that nearly all our representatives
at the front are in good health.
Jas. Hevenor, however, suffered
the loss of his right arm, as a
result of shell wounds, and C. H.
Munro is reported dangerously
wounded. George Rex is in
hospital, but makes light of his
Clias.R.Hood,familiarly known
as "Cap", has returned from the
Iron I, where he served with the
local contingent in the lst Pioneers. He was invalided home on
account of severe rheumatism.
Annual Red Cross Meeting
The annual meeting of Hazelton branch of the Red Cross,
adjourned from last evening,will
be held in St. Andrew's Hall on
Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 8 p.m. Reports will be presented and officers elected. All members are
requested to attend.
Pre-Emptor's Body Found
The skeleton of Howard Dot*
terer, a pre-emptor who was lost
in the vicinity of Lome Creek
last fall, was found in the woods
near that point today, according
to a telegram received by Coroner Hoskins. Constable Mead conducted the search.
Trail is the only place in the
world where gold, silver, lead,
zinc and copper are all refined.
E. C. Annes left for Edmonton
on Wednesday.
A. L. Ford was up from Prince
Rupert this week.
W. W. Kerr is on a visit to
Ketchikan, Alaska.
Wm. Smith, of Toronto, was
here on Wednesday.
Good progress is being made
on the Bulkley bridge.
A. E. Player spent several days
in Prince Rupert this week.
A. W. Clark.of Winnipeg, was
among Wednesday's arrivals.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas Reid left
yesterday for a visit to the Sealy
Mr. and Mrs. B. R. Jones, of
Skeena Crossing, were in town on
Born���At Hazelton, on Oct. 2,
a son to Mr. and Mrs. R. O.
D. B. Morkill has gone to Telkwa to locate the sleighroad to the
Howson Basin coalfield.
H. H. Little and Private Jack
Frost have been added to the
Soldiers' Aid Committee.
H. B. Rochester is here from
Prince Rupert, on his way to the
Sealy  ranch  for a vacation trip.
F. J. Hall, of the government
office staff, returned this week
from a vacation trip to  Ontario.
Henry Bretzins returned this
week from Telkwa, where he
looked over several mining properties.
F. P. Burden has taken a party
to Grouse Mountain, to survey the
claims of the Cassiar Crown
Provincial ConstableJas.Sharp,
a veteran of the Princess Pats,
came up from Rupert yesterday,
to join the Hazelton force.
A survey party consisting of
F. H. Devereaux, E. Culbertson,
and Jack Devereaux left on
Thursday for Babine Lake.
H. D. Cameron, the mining
operator, who has been prominent
in several important deals in this
district, left for Edmonton on
Mr. and Mrs, Jas. MacKay and
Mrs. Newick motored to the Rocher de Boule on Sunday, Mrs.
MacKay driving the first car to
run from Skeena Crossing to the
Hon. Peter Lessard and Messrs.
Hogan and Treadway, who are
interested in the Fiddler Creek
property, are expeeted up next
week, to inspect the development
work so far accomplished.
The Peat Concert Company
gave a very interesting entertainment on Monday evening,
drawing a large crowd to Assembly Hall. Lieut. Peat's story of
the first contingent was well received. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1916
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Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month; Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, October 7, 1916.
No. 6
There is much discussion amongst mining men regarding the
outlook for the various metals produced in British Columbia.
Latterly, prices have shown a tendency to fall from the high levels
reached in the second year of war, but there is reason to believe
that metals will not return to pre-war prices for some considerable
time at least. Dealing editorially with this question, the Mining &
Engineering World says:
The swing of metals, which has been downwards, is beginning
to turn the other wav. Business and prices are beginning to increase.
Confidence of producers in the future is now being borne out.
Consumers who looked for further reaction are hastening to cover.
The three principal metals have received the first impulse. Copper,
lead and spelter are once more receiving attention. Beginning with
a buying movement in copper, other metals have felt the first signs
of increased buying. Europe once more furnishes the starting
power. Orders for copper for delivery this year and negotiations
for a tremendous block for next year removed the last vestige of
doubt as to the future of the metal. Retrospection indicates that
the Entente Allies, while maintaining a good poker face, failed to
cause American metal interests to solicit business. Instead, the
producers on this side sat tight, and the business is beginning to
come to them as they expected.
Late in July orders for shell steel began coming across, and
followed orders for completed shells. Since July 29,steel mills have
taken orders for over 600,000 tons of shell steel on which deliveries
are to be made by the end of the first half of 1917. These orders
were forerunners of an improvement in non-ferrous metals.
Last week authentic information was obtained of negotiations
for a large block of copper. Estimates place the total at 300,000,000
to 500,000,000 pounds. Combined with this development came
orders for copper for delivery in the fourth quarter. Russia, Italy.
and France bought round lots. Prices began to look up. Domestic
consumers who were allowing their future needs to go uncovered
were once more caught. They quickly entered the market. As a
result, copper producers are busily engaged in taking orders.
Indications are that the buying movement now gaining momentum
will eclipse the April movement. Liquidations of excess holdings
of consumers has ceased. The copper situation once more is
commanding attention. Electrolytic for the fourth quarter is
being sold at 26J to 26J with spot up to 27J. Business for the first
quarter was done at 25. The history of the last movement will
repeat itself. When foreign and domestic demands are satiated,
two or three months hence, copper producers will have booked
orders that will take the bulk of their output over the first half of
next year.
Lead and spelter have begun to show improvement. Foreign
absorption of spelter has been heavy and now lead is being taken
in large lots. The tide is beginning to rise. Prices have reflected
the improved demand. The upward movement will more than
likely continue. While spelter may never again sell at 25, it is
certain that a price of 15 cannot be beyond thought. Lead may
go back to 8 or 9. Thus the ore producers of the middle west who
have been glum can look forward to an early renewal of prosperity.
Whether antimony, tungsten, aluminum, quicksilver and other
metals can rise again to the fabulous prices that have prevailed in
the past six months is problematical.
The annual meeting of Bulkley
Valley District Branch, Canadian
Red Cross Society, was held at
Telkwa on Tuesday, when the
following were elected as officers
and committee for the ensuing
Chairman, Mrs. W. A. Willis-
croft; Vice-Chairmen, J. L. Christie, F. M. Dockrill, Miss Hoops;
Sec.-Treas., T. J. Thorp; Committee, Dr. A. H. Wallace, Mrs.
A. Mclnnes, Mrs. F. G. Heal,
Geoffrey Macdonell, Mrs. Joseph
Bourgon, R. M. Burns, W. Cro-
teau: Miss Williscroft, B. N. M.
Since September, 1915, this
organization has raised rather
more than $1000 for Red Cross
purposes, a record of which  the
Bulkley Valley people have reason
to be proud.
It was arranged to have a tag
day on "Our Day'" Oct. 19, in
aid of the British Red Cross.
The British Spirit
Sadly, grimly, the British are
now going about their work.
There is no hymn of hate in their
resources; they have no "Marseillaise"; theirs will be a slow,
silent, but relentless action. What
you have to feel and see is millions of men who are at last
awake to the fact that all that
life means to them, nationally,
morally, spiritually, has been
threatened. After the tradition
of his race and the fashion of
his nation, the Englishman, millions of him, has now gone out to
kill and be killed until the work
that is to be done is done. Once
that spirit was clear in England,
then those of us who believe that
all America, as well as all that
democracy held best in the world
was at stake in this war could
afford to roll up the war maps
and put aside the battle reports.
The incidental changes would
mean nothing and f.hey will mean
nothing. "They umie so slowly,"
the Frenchman told you of his
allies six months ago, but in saying this he added, out of his rare
consciousness of half a thousand
years of Anglo-French conflict,
"but when they do come they
will never stop. "���New York
The Northern Telephone Co,
has just completed the constuc-j
tion of a new main line between
Hazelton and New Hazelton, replacing the old line, which of late
had become a source of considerable trouble to both the officials
and the patrons of the company,
because of its defective condition.
The old line was cut out a few
days ago and the improvement
was very noticeable at once.
Simultaneously with this, the
company has taken another step
forward of even greater significance, of which official notice is
being sent to the subscribers. An
order has been placed for a central exhange switchboard of the
most modern type,the installation
of which will provide all subscribers with the full benefits of
a perfectly up-to-date system, in
every way superior to that at
present in use. Certainty, privacy, silence and promptness will
characterize the new service,
which the company hopes to have
in operation in about a month.
Western Products Win
Westerners will learn with interest that a gold medal was
awarded to the Canadian Pacific
Railway for the excellence of its
exhibit at the Quebec Exhibition
a few weeks ago. The medal
was for the collective grain display, which was gathered in
Western Canada, and was representative of the various grain
crops of the western provinces.
The daily attendance at Quebec
exhibition ran as high as 75.000
and very great interest in the
agricultural possibilities of Western Canada was shown by the
Another Medal For G.T.P.
The Grand Trunk system has
received an additional honor from
the jury of awards of the Panama
Pacific Exposition. Notification
was received the ether day that
the jury has awarded the railway
a silver medal for the excellence
of its exposition pavilion from an
architectural point of view.
The Grand Trunk was awarded
a gold medal for its general exhibit which featured the natural
resources of the Dominion.
Knockers in every town should
hold conventions periodically to
study ways and means of doing
their community the most harm
with the least possible waste of
energy. ���Province.
For Cooler Weather
We have the newest and most
up-to-date sweater coats, sweaters, mackinaw coats,gloves, hose,
etc., for fall and winter.
We still have a small stock of
genuine cashmere hose. Call and
obtain your winter wants at your
first opportunity. There are no
more cashmere goods on the market. **
R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Prospectors, Miners
Landseekers, Surveyors
and Sportsmen will find
the merchants of Hazelton prepared to meet
every requirement in
outfit and supplies. Having been engaged for
many years in outfitting
parties for the Northern
Interior, Hazelton business men are qualified
to give valuable advice
and assistance to newcomers.
Hazelton is situated at
the confluence of the
Bulkley and Skeena
rivers, a mile and a
quarter from Hazelton
station on the Grand
Trunk Pacific railway.
Enquiries may be addressed to
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Shackleton has arrived at Buenos Aires.
The Nile has reached the highest stage in 22 years.
John D. Rockefeller is now
rated as a billionaire.
Hon Martin Burrell predicts an
early federal election.
Emperor Lidj Jeassu of Abyssinia has been deposed.
Canada's revenue this year has
increased fifty per cent.
Lieut. Mulzer, the noted aviator,
has been killed in France.
lhe rebellion in the Dutch
East Indies has been quelled.
Mayor McBeath of Vancouver is
in the field for a second term.
Roosevelt is addressing large
crowds in support of Hughes.
C.P.R. officials report a general
trade revival throughout Canada.
Burian, the Austro-Hungarian
foreign minister, is about to resign.
Australia nill confiscate all
war profits above a small maximum.
Berlin claims to have sunk 35
vessels between Sept. 20 and
Sept. 29.
Danes believe Schleswig-Hol-
stein will be returned to them
after the war.
Labor leaders admit that the
big sympathetic strike in New
York is a failure.
Sir Thomas White has gone to
England to confer with the Imperial authorities.
The C. P. R. will extend its
Vancouver pier 400 feet, and will
build a new wharf.
The Greek government has
suspended payments, owing to
the shortage of money.
The U.S. state department has
information that the Bremen was
captured by the British.
A number of Japanese fishermen lost their lives in a gale off
the mouth of the Fraser.
New York reports say Great
Britain will float another loan of
$250,000,000 in New York.
Switzerland and Germany have
reached an agreement for the
exchange of surplus products.
It is reported in London that a
woman was a passenger on the
latest zeppelin destroyed in Eng>
Interned aliens at Golden at
tempted to escape by digging a
tunnel, but their plan was discovered.
British authorities declare there
is urgent need for more men for
the armies and also for munition
The postoffice authorities have
arranged for a winter mail service to Fort McPherson and Fort
A wonderful medical discovery
in use by Allied surgeons gives
detailed photographs of any organ of the body.
Already during the present
year six British Columbia mining
ing companies have paid $2,153,-
246 in dividends.
Bank subscriptions to the Canadian war loan, aggregating fifty
millions, were not accepted.   All
subscribers up to $25,000 will receive their allotments in full.
The baseball series for the
world's championship opens in
Boston today, between Brooklyn
and the Red Sox.
CountOkuma.premierof Japan,
is about to resign. Viscount Ta-
kaari Kato has been recommended as his successor.
Lloyd George has invited the
U. S. to send an industrial delegation to Great Britain, to investigate trade conditions.
It is reported in Bremen that
the Kaiser,Germany's third mercantile submarine, will sail for
America within a month.
Official returns from 25 ridings
in B.C. give a prohibition a majority of 4,351 and woman suffrage a majority of 11,570.
The Dominion government has
arranged anothei$50,000. OOOcred-
it for the purchase of Canadian
munitions for Great Britain.
There is a growing demand in
Great Britain for reprisals for
the zeppelin raids, in which
many women have been killed.
In view of the threat to destroy
Bucharest by aerial bombs, the
Roumanians will house interned
enemies in places most exposed
to attack.
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.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron. Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army PostOffice, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
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
Liquor License Application
Notice  is  hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for a renewal of the
license for the sale of liquors by wholesale in and upon the premises known as
the  Hudson's  Bay  Company's   store,
���'ituate at Hazelton,  B. C, upon the
lands described as lots 6 and 7, Hazelton townsite. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
Liquor Act���Section 41
Notice is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in
the hotel known as the Hazelton Hotel,
situate at Hazelton, in the Province of
British Columbia. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Liquor Act���Section 41
Notice is hereby given that, on the
first day of December next, application
will be made to the Superintendent of
Provincial Police for renewal of the
hotel license to sell liquor by retail in
the hotel known as the Omineca Hotel,
situated at Hazelton, in the Province
of British Columbia. 10
Dated this 7th day of October, 1916.
JOHN C. K. SEALY, Applicant.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
A sorrel horse branded double
I on left hip. Finder will be
rewarded for its return to Hag-
uel-Get or to Mooseskin Johnny
at Moricetown. **
A Telephone saves time and
money. Gel on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
B. C.
Commercial Printing at
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; 2    Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    8
Certificate of Improvements    ' =
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Of every description
for  everybody
at   the
CLAIMS, situate in thp Omineca Mining Division of Omineca District.
Where located:���On the West slope
of Rocher de Boule mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalbv B.
Morkill, B.C. Land Surveyor, of Hazelton, B.C., Free Miner's Certificate No.
1979C, acting as agent for New Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Ltd. (non-personal liability), Free Miner's Certificate
No. B598C, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 3-11
Dated this 11th day of September,
A.D. 1916. D. B. Morkill.
H  We have our new stock of������
| 20 ga., 16 gn., and 12 ga. SHOT GUN SHELLS |
2 .22 cal. CARTRIDGES, short, long, long rifle, extra long. ��
I                               SHOT GUNS |
3 .22 cal. RIFLES |
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,56(1 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person tu the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in wnich
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and in unsurveyud
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, sucn
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
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positions and advanced
London: In the Somme region
the British have advanced on a
3000-yard front east of Eaucourt
L'Abbaye.to the Albert-Bapaume
road. Important positions have
been captured, and the left wing
of the British advance has reached the outskirts of Bapaume.
Armored tanks are taking an important part in the operations.
The Germans continue their
counter-attacks around Thiepval.
Further south the French have
made an advance north of Ran-
court, driving a wedge into the
German lines there.
During September the British
on the Somme front have lost
almost 120,000 officers and men.
This is at the rate of 3800 a day,
but falls below the daily average
for August. Since the offensive
began, according to figures published here, the British have lost
approximately 300,000 officers and
London: A zeppelin raid is in
progress on the east coast. The
aircraft defences have accounted
for another of the enemy airships,
which fell to earth, a blazing mass,
while a great crowd cheered.
Petrograd: In Galicia the Russians have started another offensive. They are now thirty miles
northwest of Lemberg, and are
forcing their way forward to that
stronghold. Two thousand officers and men have been captured.
South of Brzezany, fifty miles
southwest of Lemberg, along the
right bank of the Ziota Lipa river, Austro-German positions were
taken, and here 3000 officers and
men were captured.
The struggle on the entire
southwestern frontcontinues with
undiminished intensity. The Germans are piling up reserves in
the vicinity of Vladimir Volhyn-
ski, trying desperately to stop
Brusiloff's advance.
Bucharest: In eastern Transylvania the Roumanians attacked
the Germans near Szekely Ud-
varhily, and checked an enemy
attack in the same sector. Six
hundred prisoners were taken.
Saloniki: The Servian troops
on Saturday gained a victory over
the Bulgarians. The battlefield
was covered with enemy dead,
while the survivors fled in panic.
The advance continues.
On the Struma front the British have taken a portion of the
Bulgarian line. Six counter-attacks were broken up.
Rome: In Travenanzes valley,
upper Boile, Italian Alpine troops
drove the enemy from the southeastern slopes of Monte Lagazur,
capturing prisoners and war material. Artillery actions are in
progress on the rest of the front.
Bucharest: German aeroplanes
dropped proclamations threatening the destruction of the city
unless Roumania signs a separate
London: Speaking to an associated press correspondent, Lloyd
George remarked: "The Canadians at Courcelette were in advance of the band. Thank God
we have more of them coming."
their own line along a frontage
of nearly two miles for a depth
of over half a mile. British Columbia men attacked the enemy
and drove him out of his trenches.
London: Bapaume is now within two miles of the British advance. Soldiers charging in yesterday's attack found themselves
crossing fields of sugar beets.
The British were surprised to
find among the Teuton prisoners
sailors of the German second
naval division. This is the first
time the enemy has employed
sailors outside of Belgium.    -
Enemy attacks on our advanced
positions east of Eaucourt I'Ab-
baye were repulsed last night.
Paris: GeneralJoffreexpresses
great satisfaction with the troops
which have been fighting unceasingly on the Somme front for
three months. The result, he
says, has been the relief of Verdun, the reconquering of twenty-
five villages, the taking of many
prisoners and cannon, and the
breaking of the enemy lines to a
depth of ten kilometers.
Bad weather is impeding operations on the whole Somme front.
The French, in local operations
east of Bouchavesnes, captured a
German trench and a large number of prisoners.
Bucharest: Roumanian troops
have crossed the Danube and invaded Bulgaria between Kust-
chuk and Turkutai. On the north
and northeast fronts fighting
continues. Our forces captured
four machine guns and eleven
officers and 500 men.
Saloniki: Following up their
success at Kaimakcalan. the Servians have advanced one and a
quarter miles north of th" height
and captured the village of Ko-
British forces on the Struma
have pierced the Bulgarian lines.
Counter-attacks were repulsed,
with heavy losses to the enemy.
Petrograd: The Russian drive
on Lemberg has been renewed,
the Russians making strong offensive movements north and
south of the Galician capital.
According to today's reports,
material successes have been won.
Enemy positions were penetrated
and over 4000 prisoners taken.
Along a sixty-mile front our
troops are closing on Lemberg in
two important directions. Berlin admits our gains.
Rome: Italians have repulsed
Austrian attacks on Carso front.
London: Ten zeppelins took
part in the week-end raid over
England. Two attempted to attack London. One was driven
away and the other destroyed.
The others wandered aimlessly,
dropping bombs in open fields.
between Rustchuk and Turtukai.
The Roumanian stroke against
the central powers by throwing a
force across the Danube into Bulgaria is the outstanding feature
of current war news. This army
constitutes a serious menace to
Von Mackensen's left flank and
appears to be forcing his retirement from his present front south
of the Constanza - Tchernavoda
London: According to the Associated Press, a period of determined counter-attacks by the Germans appears to have set in on the
taken by the French, 200 prisoners being taken.
French airmen raided Mannheim, Germany. They destroyed
a zeppelin 750 feet long and did
other damage.
Sofia: The Roumanian forces
which invaded Bulgaria are described as "considerable units of
troops". No clash between the
Bulgarians and the invaders has
been reported.
Saloniki: Servian, French and
British are continuing their victorious advance. Servian territory recaptured aggregates 230
Somme front.     The enemy has
been striking back strongly at the | s(*uare k'lometers.
Ottawa: In further severe
fighting on the Somme front
Canadians captured several im-
London: Field - Marshal von
Mackensen, who commands the
forces of the central powers operating against the Roumanians
and the Russian province of Dobrudja, has ordered the evacuation
of the Danube fortresses Silistria
and Turtukai, recently captured
by Teuton, Bulgarian and Turkish forces. The reason for the
withdrawal of his forces by the
German commander is the danger
that they might be enveloped by
the Russian and Roumanian troops
which have crossed the Danube
British front along the Pozieres-
Bapaume road, working their way
back into the village of Eaucourt
l'Abbaye, and today they are reported to have attempted heavy
strokes at the French lines near
Rancotirt, north of Peronne. The
Germans were unable to debouch
from the St. Pierre Vaast wood,
northeast of Rancourt, and Paris
reports say they are being checked by the French curtain of fire
and machine guns.
The night was quiet south of
the Ancre. Briiish troops successfully raidedaGermantrench south
of Loos. Rain is falling heavily
all along the British front.
Petrograd: The Germans have
taken the offensive south of
Dvinsk,attacking the Russian line
near Novo Alexandrovisk. They
met with an intense rifle fire and
were foiced back. Since Saturday we have taken 5000 prisoners on the Ziota Lipa front.
Saloniki: The Servians have
defeated desperate attempts by
the Bulgarians to recapture Kaimakcalan, the key to Monastir.
The Servians have assaulted and
captured the imported Bulgarian
position of Kocobey.
Rome : The Italians, after
climbing precipitous heights under fire.captured the second peak
of the Col Bricom. In Carnia.on
the upper But,our turning movement cut off the enemy on a high
peak. The Teutons abandoned
arms,munitions and war material.
Athens: Practically the whole
Greek cabinet has resigned.
Venizelos is expected to establish the seat of the revolutionary
government at Mitylene.
Italian troops have occupied
Argyo Castro, in Albania.
London: British naval aeroplanes yesterday made another
raid on enemy airship sheds near
Brussels.   One plane was lost.
London: The town of Eaucourt
l'Abbaye,for possessioh of which
heavy fighting has been in progress for several days, is now entirely in the hands of the British.
During the night there was
considerable shelling on our front
south of Ypres, and south of the
Ancre,especially at Hohenzollern
redoubt. Otherwise there has
been no activity. Heavy rain has
fallen since yesterday morning.
An interesting document entitled "Experiences of the Fourth
German Corps in the Battle of
the Somme", captured by the
British, shows that the enemy's
supplies and munitions are depleted, b\it not food.
Paris: A strongly fortified line
of German defence between Mor-
val and St. Pierre Vaast wood,
on the Somme front,  has been
Petrograd: Brusiloff is gaining
ground in the campaign against
Lemberg. Fighting in that region is most sanguinary.
In the Dobrudja the Russian
offensive continues with success.
Russian gunboats on the Danube bombarded the left flank of
the Bulgarian army nearRachova,
which is fourteen miles south of
Athens: Constantine has accepted the resignation of the cabinet. The new ministry will include three adherents of Venizelos. The latter announces that
he will support the cabinet if it
places Greek troops alongside the
London: The war office announces that 29 Hun divisions
have been broken or exhausted in
the fighting on the Somme.
Sir William Robertson says the
service of every man and woman
in the country must be utilized.
There is strong agitation for conscription applicable to Ireland.
A British Ked Cross steamer
was blown up in the Straits of
Dover.    Details are lacking.
The British now control German Samoa.
London: British troops yesterday captured the entire town
of Yenikeui, two miles east of
the Struma. The Bulgarians
suffered heavy losses.
Servian troops crossed the
Tcherna river and defeated the
enemy on Nize mountain, in Servia. Seven Servian towns have
now been recaptured. French
and Russians also continue their
forward movement on this front.
A new political party, favoring
intervention on the side of the
Allies, is being formed in Greece
by Gounaris.the former premier.
Russia is etablishingaseriesof
high schools exclusively for Jews,
who will be allowed greater freedom in entrance to the universities.
It is officially announced that
the harvest in France is satisfactory, on the whole.
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Petrograd: Suddenly resuming
their offensive in Turkish Armenia, west of Trebizond, the Russians, with the co-operation of the
fleet, inflicted a severe defeat on
the Turks, moving forward along
a wide front. A fortified position in the region of Karaburum
river has been captured and great
losses have been inflicted on the
Russian progress in the campaign against the Austro-German
forces from Volhynia south to the
Dniester,   in Galicia, is reported.
During a raid by enemy seaplanes in the Baltic one hostile
plane lauded and was captured
by us.
London : South of the Ancre
there has been intermittent shelling. North of Schwaben redoubt
our artillery caused many casualties among infantry on the move.
The enemy made an unsuccessful
attempt to enter our trenches
east of St. Eloi.
Notwithstanding bad weather,
our airmen bombarded aviation
grounds at Colmar. In a night
flight ninety bombs were dropped
on the searchlights and military
buildings at Zeebrugge.
The French last night captured
nine 3.5 guns.
Paris: Allied troops on the
western end of the Macedonian
front continue to press back the
Bulgarian forces. Before Monastir more ground has been gained.
The town of Buf, twelve miles
sonth of Monastir, has been occupied.
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