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VOL. V, NO. 20
The hockey team returned this
1 afternoon from a strenuous trip
to Prince Rupert, where they
played two games yesterday,
defeating "Buck'Trwin's speedy
septet by narrow margins.
In the afternoon game the Rupert men did not obtain  a tally.
Rome:    Austrian artillery was
trained on Cettinje and Austrian
while the Hazelton team succeed- gunners were awaiting the signal
ed in scoring one goal. The evening game, which was witnessed
by a large crowd, was closely
contested, Hazelton making good
with a score of 2-1.
The lineup was as follows:
Hazelton���Donohoe,goal; Morison,point; O'Shea,cover; Sinclair,
rover; McKay, left; P. McDougall,
center; A. McDougall and Hall,
Prince' Rupert���Lyle Wilson,
goal; Crawford, point; Rogers,
cover; Irwin, rover; Holtby, center; Blyth, right.
Winnipeg : The legislature
unanimously passed the second
reading of the bill which gives
women the right to vote and sit
in the legislature.
London: A tidal wave in the
North Sea destroyed the rail way at
Dordrecht, interruping communication with south Holland. The
flood caused the great dykes on
the Zuider Zee to collapse in
several places in the province of
Groningen, and great distress in
north Holland is inevitable.
San Francisco: A grand jury
has indicted Baron von Schack,
German vice-consul, for conspiracy in connection with the dynamiting of munition plants and
attempts to destroy vessels.
to lay the Montenegrin capital in
ruins when King Nicholas signed
the armistice that virtually eliminated the little mountain country from the war.
The aged Montenegrin ruler
wept as he agreed to the truce
that may mean Montenegro's
surrender, according todesp.itcbes
received here. He called his
military commanders about him
first and expressed a willingness
to take to the mountains and
fight the Austrian invaders to
the end.
Paris (official communication):
"In Belgium the fire of our artillery directed against enemy
works, north of Steenstraaete,
caused two strong explosions.
"To the north of the Aisne we
took under our fire a revictualling
convoy in the sector of Chivy, to
the northeast of Vailly.
"To the southeast of Berry-au-
Bac, toward Slope 108, we exploded a small mine, which shattered the mining works of the
"Between the Argonne and the
Meuse our heavy artillery destroyed an enemy blockhouse."
to the terrible rifle and artillery
fire of the Russians, without
possibility of escape. The Teutonic losses totalled 100,000, including 10,000 prisoners.
Rome: It is officially announced
; that the French submarine Fou-
icault,  attached to   the   Italian
London:     The  Turco-German | fleet,    torpedoed   and   sank   an
expedition  against  Egypt, des- i Austrian   scout  cruiser  of  the
Novara  type
in  the Adriatic on
patches from the Near East
state, has been delayed, but has
not been abandoned. The rail-: London: It is officially announ-
road from Jerusalem has now! ced that there has been no offen.
been carried across the Sinai Lve at Saloniki yet. The report
desert and is only fifteen miles orjginated owing to the activity
from the Suez canal. Quantities! of the flench engineers, who were
of water and supplies have been engaged in blowing up the Doir-
accumulated along the route tho I an badges,
expedition is to follow.
  '    Athens:     The Russians have
London:   To ensure the stead- agah) taken the offer)Sjve in Bes-
fastness of their troops in oppos- sai-abja,
ing  the recent Russian offensive I
New York: Russia has ordered
in the Stripa region, the Austro-
Germans burned all bridges behind them, exposing their forces
32,000   machine
$1000 each.
guns,   costing
Red Cross Society
All who have subscribed as
members of the Hazelton branch
of the Red Cross Society are
requested to attend a general
meeting in St. Andrew's Hall on
Tuesday evening next, for the
election of officers, etc.
tinue  her occupation of territory
in   Europe,   but  the  might  of
Jan 10:-A London Brilain's sea P��wer wi" be stead-
The correspon-
More Hazelton Men Enlist
Three more local men nave
joined the overseas forces. During the week Lieut. Carss, who
was here recruiting for the 102nd,
enlisted H. W. Sharpe, Donald
Mcintosh (the third of the Mcintosh boys to join) and J.
Soldiers' Addresses Wanted
Those having the army addresses of any men from this district
are requested to hand them to
R. E. Allen, secretary of the
Soldiers' Aid. The proper addresses of a number of our boys
in khaki have not yet been
Methodist Church
Owing to the illness of Rev.
W. M. Scott, there will be r.'o
service in the Methodist Church
tomorrow evening.
All Should Attend
All residents of Hazelton and
vicinity should be interested in
the forthcoming visit of provincial farming experts. On Monday, January 24, Messrs. Terry,
Walker and Tornlinson, respectively poultry instructor, agriculturist and horticulturist, will be
in Hazelton,'and will, is is expected, hold a public meeting,
taking the form of a demonstration and talks on farming subjects, in the schoolhouse in the
New York
cable to the Sun says: , lastly exerted
"No German flag will  be  per-!dent of the S,,n has every reason
for stating that the  highest au-
will be the
this   world
mitted to fly on any ocean; no
neutral  vessel,  owned  in whole
or in   part by Germans, will be
permitted to ply the seven seas,
until  the indemnity  which   thej Metals Used in Shells
Allies will demand is paid in full j    The following figures furnish a
���this is the authoritative plan of comparison between the quanti
j thorities believe it
decisive   factor   in
I struggle."
the British Admiralty outlined
to the correspondent of the Sun.
" 'The British navy,' to use
the words of the source of this
news -an official high in government circles���'will hereafter constitute itself as an army of
occupation on the high seas, both
during and after the war. Germany may take and occupy
countries and exact monthly indemnities as she has been doing
in Belgium, but the British navy
proposes to go a step further.
With the   full   consent  of  the
Engagement in East
Petrograd (official): "Between
Olai and Weik, a small party of
Germans tried to cross to the
right bank of the river Meuse, I
but were dispersed by our guard.
Our scouts made a vigorous re-! government it will keep a strangle
connaissance near Lake Kanger, hold on Germany's overseas
before Tchau and east of Pean-| trade, even after the war, if
kauenk, during which they came j neCessary, until the peace terms
in contact with a numerically LnuacIa&j by Fremier Asquith
superior enemy force. A hand-
to-hand struggle ended to our
are fulfilled to the letter.'
"In a word,Germany may con-
ties of the different metals used
in the manufacture of 22,000,000
shells for which orders have been
placed in Canada, with our production of such metals in 1913:
Steel used, 400,000 tons. In
1913 it was estimated that the
production of iron ore in Canada,
307,634 tons, did not exceed 5
per cent of the country's requirements of iron in that year.
Zinc used, contained in brass,
11,200,000 pounds. No zinc was
refined in Canada in 1913, but the
exports of metallic zinc in ore
shipped amounted to slightly
over 7,000,000 pounds.
Copper used, 55,000,000 pounds.
The total production in 1913 Jwas
about 77,000,000 pounds, and all
of it was exported for refining.
Lead, 101,760,000 pounds. The
production in 1913 was about
37,665,000 pounds, of which over
97 per cent was recovered as
refined lead.
A.H.Tornlinson, provincial horticulturist, was in town yesterday.
In Tuesday night's hockey
game Greys defeated the Blues,
Stuart J. Martin and H.A.Du-
Hamel went to Rupert yesterday
with the hockey team.
T.J.Thorp.of Telkwa, returned
to the Valley town on Monday,
after spending a few days here.
During the remainder of the
season the work of the W.A. will
be in  aid of the Patriotic Fund.
Dr. Badgero, the dentist, who
has spent several weeks at the
coast, will return to Hazelton on
We learn that Constable Fairbairn, of Telkwa, is the father
of a fine girl, not a boy as stated
last week.
Wm. Sammon returned on
Thursday from Anyox, and will
spend the remainder of the winter in Hazelton.
J. C. ("Doc") Rock, of the
Union Bank staff, left on Monday
for Edmonton, to which point he
has been transferred.
The local curlers have decided
to postpone the organization of a
club until next fall, owing to the
lateness of the season.
Miss Ruth Adams, a graduate
of Hazelton Hospital training
school for nurses, is spending a
few days here, on her way from
Vancouver to Saskatchewan.
An exciting hockey match between the business men and
government employees last Sat-
day evening resulted in a tie,2-2.
'.30wing to the absence of the
hockey team, the athletic association dance, fixed for last
evening, was postponed until
next Friday evening, January 21.
Several mild cases of measles
developed early in the week, and
school was closed as a measure
of precaution. The spread of the
disease has been checked and the
school will re-open Monday.
Hours of Skating
The committee of the athletic
association has fixed the following hours for skating on the rink:
7 to 10:30 p.m. on Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays; 1 to 5
p.m. and 8 to 10:30 p.m. on Saturdays. Hockey practice or local
matches will be held on Tuesday
and Thursday evenings and from
7 to 8 p.m. on Saturdays. Children's hours are from 3 to 5 each
day except Sunday.
Hon.Lome Campbell.provincial
minister of mines,states that the
government will arrange for the
erection of a copper refinery of
two stacks, to handle the matte
from B. C. ores. It will be located
on the coast, in the vieinity of
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District ok British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, January 15, 1916.
No. 20
If Lord Kitchener's prediction of a three-years' war is  correct
-and facts seem to justify his estimate���the great conflict has run
nearly half its course.    While there has been no outstanding event
which could be pointed to us as the turning point of the war, save.
perhaps,  the battle of the Marne, it must be generally recognized
that the central powers, the aggressors in the war, have  failed in
all their main objectives. Their Balkan compaign, while temporarily !
successful, has necessitated a great lengthening of their lines, with
resulting advantages of some dubiety,    and  internal  conditions,
resulting from  Britain's mastery  of the sea daily become more i
galling.    In view of all this, it is natural that already there should
be talk of peace.   Just bow much peace sentiment there may be in j
Germany we cannot judge,but atr least it. gives timeliness to British
statesmen's warnings aeainst an inconclusive peace.
On this subject, G.K.Cbesterton.the famous publicist, sheds an
interesting light.    The Germans,he says, "are taught history; that
is, they are taught how the whole modem civilization by which we
live was made by the Germans, out of the  dingy  remnants of a
disreputable latin failure."     And while co-religionists agree; about
whence they canv,   "German  citizens  have  to  agree  also  about j
where they are going, and that  is  towards  a Germanic  triumph
which is the only divine destiny for mankind."     The  princes and
powerful figures of Prussia realize that their gigantic efforts  have1
resulted largely in failure.      "But it is none the less  necessary   to
realize that for the German  millions these self evident facts are
military secrets.     It is necessary  to realize that they remain in
an uninstructed stupidity stupider than ignorance, an i it: is  necessary'for this very urgent reason:   While it will make no diff. rence
to the rulers in  their design for ending this war, it will make a
very great difference to them in their chances of starting  another, |
If the present business ends with anything like a partial German
success,  the national  legend  will soon lend it the character of a
complete success; and upon that success will be erected the n<jxt great
adventure of the Prussian adventurer. The nature of that adventure j
has already been fixed.     It is the destruction of England.     For
those averse from such an  incident it is urgently necessary to
understand  this fact: That Teutonic culture and conviction remain \
solid today.    -This is a fallacy of those more moderate friends of a
premature peace who think that the German failure in France and
Russia must have   "taught  the  Germans a lesson."      What the1
modern German has to do is not to learn a lesson but to unlearn it.
.   .   .    That which presses on his brain and makes him a madman I
dangerous to the whole world is not something added  just  before!
the  war; it is something put into him when he first began to live.
.   .   .    Exactly as fundamentally as we feel about our mission  of I
adventure  upon  the sea. the Germans feel about their mission  of
expansion   and  domination  on   land.    .    .    .    But there  is  this1
enormous difference between the two: that ours is, even in its own
theory,   limited;  but theirs  is,   1  believe, even in its own theory,'
unlimited.   ...    I mean that what we believe in is a state; but
what they believe in is a process. We may call our special claim on
the sea a command  of the sea (though the phrase is faulty and
liable to abuse),   but we  do not think our claim will continually
advance  further and further up the mouths of all the great rivers.
But what is called progress is the very life in   the  Prussian   idea.
And of this fact the very accumulation of German fleets to destroy
the English fleets is a very pointed instance.     An  island  country
like England might be especially strong in shipping merely because
it was an island country.     But an  inland  country  like Germany
could only be specially strong in shipping because it claimed  to be j
specially strong in everything.     If the typical educated German |
does not believe that the German power  would  continually  grow,
he would not care to believe in German power at all.     Therefore,
it is certain that unless our triumph over it is  made absolutely
unmistakable, the whole momentum of his moral history and habits
will make him go on with that growth, as if,after a mere interruption.   Germany cannot simply settle back  into its  boundaries as
France  has so often  done,   as a free nation beaten in fair fight.
That is not in the philosophy'of the German Empire.    The German
will  continue  to believe in its growth till he is forced to believe in
its death.     If we ask the reason of this, the reason is historical,
and therefore, ultimately religious. It is determined by the
tremendous fact that the power of Prussia appeared after the
Reformation and before the Revolution. That is to say, it
appeared after the decline of the old realties of religious faith and
before the rise of the new realities of democratic hope. Therefore,
it is to be noted that neither now nor'at any other time has Prussia
ever fought for anything, as old Spain fought for Catholicism or
new France for equality. It believes in its own growth simply
because it has never had anything else to believe in. It has
not in its heart any love, but only hunger. Therefore, whatever land is left to it, though it were every inch that she could
even rationally claim, in that land it must be locked up like a wide
beast, by some clear condemnation as unmistakable as iron bars.
Therefore there must be said to it in notes so loud and distinct that
all men can undestand them, the great words that were said but a
little while ago by a Russian minister: "Do what you will henceforth in your own country; but out into the world you come no
more.' "'
Somewhat over a year ago,
as President of the Canadian
Patriotic Fund, I made an
appeal to the people of the
Dominion for funds to assist
the families of the gallant men
who were going to the front.
Though anticipating a generous
response,I was hardly prepared
for the magnificent maimer in
which the call was. met.
Monies have poured into the
treasury of the Fund until the
total contributions have reached and exceeded six million
Large however, as this sum
appears, it has not greatly
exceeded current demands and
if peace were declared in the
immediate future, the entire
surplus on hand would tie required before all the men of
the Expeditionary Force could
again return home.
Today there are 25.000 families,cumprising.it is estimated,
80,000 individuals dependent
upon the 1'atnotic Fund.
With further recruiting, the
demands upon uie Fund will,
with each succeeding mouth,
continue to grow, so that it is
estimated Unit should the War
continue during i916, a sum
amounting lo some $8,000,000
and probably more will be
required. This would, however,
only mean $1 per head of the
population for the people of
Canada, and it is little indeed,
to ask of those who remain at
home in comparison with the
sacrifice in liie and limb of
those who are lighting in
defense of tho Nation.
In spite of all the various
calls that have been made for
funds to aid our soldiers and
sailors and the magnificent
response that has been made
in each and every case, 1 still
feel assured that the warm
hearts of all Canadians will
respond to this further appeal
to enable the Patriotic Fund
to continue its splendid work
during 1916 and take care of
the families of those who are
lighting for their Sovereign,
the Empire, and the Dominion
on the battlefields of Europe
ano on the High Seas.
(Signed)   Arthur,
��� President,
Canadian Patriotic Fund.
NOTICE is hereby given that an application will be made to the  Legislative
! Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its nextSessionon>behalf of The
Naas& Skeena Rivers Railway Company,
I a Company incorporated by the Legislative Assembly of the Province of British
i Columbia, by Chapter 69 of the Statutes
j of British Columbia, 1911,   for an Act
j to be entitled   "The  Naas  &  Skeena
Rivers Railway Act, 1911,  Amendment
I Act, 1916", extending the periods  prescribed   by Section 79  of the Railway
j Act, within which The Naas  & Skeena
! Rivers  Railway  Company should bona
j lide commence the construction  of  its
railway, procure the bona fide payment
, up in cash of not less than  fifteen   per
I cent of the authorized share capital  of
j the  Company,   and the expenditure of
such  fifteen  per  cent   in,   upon   and
towar s the construction of its railway,
I and the  completion  and  putting  into
��� operation of the  said   Company's  rail-
I way; and forsnch further and incidental
powers as may be necessary.
��� Dated at Victoria, B.C., this 24th day
I of November, 1916.
11-1-19 Solicitors for the Applicant.
Of every description
for  everybody
at   the
Complete automatic telephone
systems are to be installed in
four New Zealand cities,
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and British Columbia
Land Survevors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
B. C. Affleck, Mgr.   New Hazelton.
A new electrical process makes
charcoal from sawmill waste.
To Georwe M. Swan.'br to any person or persons
to whom you may have transferred your interests,
take notice that 1, the undersized co-owner with
you in the Cumherland. Russell and Sundown
(Russell Group) Mineral Claims, situated in Hunter Basin, in the Hazelton Mining Division of Omineca District, Province of British Columbia, have
done the required amount of work on the above-
mentioned claims for the year 1914 in order to
hold the same under section 24 of the Mineral Act
and if within 90 days of the publication of this
notice you fail or refuse to Contribute $153,5l),your
portion of such expenditure, together with the
coBta of this advertisement, your interest In the
said mineral claims will become the property of
the undersigned under Section 4 of the Mineral
Act Amendment At t of 1900.' ;
J.N. CARR, Co-Owner.
Dated at Smithers, B. C, thisUOth day of October, 1915. . 9-21
Dr. BADGERO will be located in
Hazelton, beginning Jan. 1.7, 1916-
Lov/est rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princuaa Maquinna" leavea Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Prirceaa    May"   leavea    Prince   Rupert   Dec.    17th;
Jan. 2nd, 14th & 28th at 7 p.m.
(I    J.LPeters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert,B.C.    I
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere In Canada.
Bulkley Valley Farm
Lands For Sale
These Lands are close to the main line of the Grand Trunk.
Pacific Railway, which is now running trains through the
Bulkley Valley. There is a ready local market for all produce. Land prices are reasonable. Terms are .easy.
Write for full particulars to
Suite 622 Metropolitan Building _,./'
p.,d up c.pit.1 $1,500,000.' ij VANCOUVER, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Huerta is reported to be dying. |    Paper   money   amounting  to
��� A lone bandit robbed a mail $300,000 was burned in a  fire
car in Texas of $15,000.
Rebels have looted the custom
house at Kowloon, China.
Villa has resumed the offensive
in Mexico, with 10,000 men.
During 1915 the United States
imported $450,000,000 in gold.
A flood on the Mississippi inundated many southern towns.
Yuan Shi Kai will be crowned
Emperor of China in February.
Vancouver manufacturers are
forming a shipbuilding company.
All prisoners of war now in
Hongkong will be sent to Australia.
It is now proposed to form a
battalion of "fighting parsons"
in Canada.
Russia is taking steps to obtain
a $100,000,000 credit in the
United States.
Britain will allow the American
Red Cross to ship hospital supplies to Germany.
Strenuous efforts are being
made to bring prohibition forward
as a Dominion issue.
Eastern railroads refuse to
grant an eight-hour day,demanded by 400,000 employees.
Vesuvius is still in eruption,
but authorities believe there will
be no serious consequences.
Separation allowances to the
dependents of Canadian soldiers
aggregate two millions a month.
It is estimated that Saskatchewan farmers lost $25,000,000 last
season owing to noxious weeds.
Richard Grigg, commissioner of
commerce for Canada, dropped
dead at Ottawa, of heart disease.
United States marines have
restored order in Hayti, where
there was a revolutionary outbreak.
Sir Sam Hughes says the government has no intention of introducing compulsory service in
From the sale of agricultural
products the farmers of Alberta
last year received nearly $150,-
Chinese in the United States
are raising a million-dollar fund
for a revolution against the new
In Ontario it is planned to release men of militarv age from
civil occupations, replacing them
with women. .
Germany's foreign credit has
reached a low point. Her money
is discounted 21 .per cent in the
United States.
Despatches from the middle
west say a cold snap is general,
with extremely low temperature
in many places.
A Tokio despatch says Germany made overtures to Russia
and Japan for a separate peace,
but was refused.
The Britannia company has
bought El Potosi silver mine, in
Mexico, for a price said to reach
into the millions.
Dr. Albert Savigny was elected
to the speakership of the house
of commons in succession to Dr.
Sproule, who goes to the senate.
A "peace" meeting of Quakers gJiiiiiiiiiiiiDiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiicoiiiiiiiiiiiiirojiiiiiiiiiiiicoiiiiiiiiiiiiiciiiiiiimiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiitS
which destroyed the Adams Express building in Cincinnatti.
Yeggmen blew open a vault in
the U.S. government building at
St. Paul, securing $600 and $1,-
000,000 worth of revenue stamps.
New United States army plans
provide for an army of a million
men in six years, necessitating
an expenditure of $600,000,000.
The temperature was very low
in Vancouver on Tuesday, with
the result that three fires occurred, doing considerable damage.
Tacoma hospitals have many
patients suffering from the sudden loss of their acccustomed
liquor, cut off by the "dry" law.
Count Okuma had a narrow
escape from assassination a t
Tokio on Wednesday, wh^n two
bombs were thrown at his motor
The United States Steel Cor-
poration has increased the wages
of 240,000 men 10 per cent.sweli-
ing the payroll $13,000,000 a
Seattle brewers lost their legal
battle to prevent the destruction
of beer remaining on hand after
the dry law became operative on
Jan. 1.
Vancouver trades and labor
council urges the appointment
of a public defender, for the
benefit of prisoners who cannot
hire lawyers.
A St. Louis electric railway
line was compelled to suspend
operations the other day, theives
having stolen a third of a mile of
wire off the poles.
The object of a conference of
church representatives just held
at Garden City, N.Y., was to
open the way for the unity of
Christian churches.
Although there are several
seats vacant, there will be no
federal by-elections at present,
nor will any more senate vacancies be filled for a time.
The embargo on the exportation of horses from Canada to
neutral countries has been raked,
opening the United States market to Canadian breeders.
Riots resulting from astiikeof
metal-workers at Youngstown,
Ohio, resulted in the death of
four, injuries to forty and fire
damage of a million dollars.
The federal government
bring in a measure to provide for
the extension of bank credits  to
farmers,    with   the   object   of
increasing livestock  production.
The Presbyterian church in
Canada voted for church union
by a majority of 53,000, which is
not considered sufficient to justify
the forcing of union upon the
Canadian manufacturers have
orders for 22,000,000 shells, which
are being produced at the rate of
1,100,000 a month. The number
of men employed in the industry
is nearly 90,000.
The Consolidated Mining &
Smelting Co. has increasea its
capital from $5,000,000 to $15,-
000,000, for the purpose of extending its operations. Its profits
last year were nearly a million.
. .      o
training =
in London on Monday broke up
alter an hour of pandemonium,
with the singing of the National
Anthem and three cheers for
The returned soldiers' aid commission of this province is formulating plans for the vocational
training of returned soldiers, and
proposes to institute
farms for their benefit.
A real estate firm has suet
MacKenzie & Mann for $1,500,000; ��
alleging fraud and deceit in con-'|j
nection with the sale of property 1
at Port Mann, which was repre- 3
sented as the terminus of the; |
C.N.R. J
Civil servants throughout the ,3
province have subscribed a large'=
sum for a gift to Sir Richard Mc-||
I Hudson's Bay Company |
=   Dry-Goods,  Boots &  Shoes, Groceries,   Hardware   ��
|    Brandy,   xxx Hennessy,        per bottle,   -   -   -   -
xxx Marion "     "      	
Champagne, Mumm's Extra Dry, per pint bottle,   -
Claret,       per bottle, -      -      -       -   .60 and
I    Gin,       Finsbury,
Du Kuyper
Port Wine, per
Sherry, Bodega
Whisky;       Scotch,
Rum,       per gallon,
Gordon Dry,       per  bottle,
and   Blue Label,
-1.75,    1,50,
1.00 and
per bottle,
1.35   and
-   1.25 and
per bottle, -
$ 2.10
LIQUEURS:   Absinthe, Benedictine, Curacao, Cherry
Brandy,  Cherry Whisky,  Creme de Menthe,  Pousse Cafe,
Russian Kummel, and French Vermouth.
Bride.     At  the ex-premier's request,   the  fund   will be used to
furnish   a   ward   in   the   Royal!
Jubilee Hospital.
Four   hundred   thousand  em-!
ployees   of   railroads   entering|
Chicago are voting on the  question of striking as a result of the
companies'  refusal   to  grant an
eight-hour day and   time and  a i
half for overtime.
The Manitoba government has
pledged'itself to pass the Mac-1
donald prohibition act and submit
it to a referendum. Measures!
for woman suffrage, direct legislation and compulsory education
will also be introduced.
Austria made the audacious request that Britain  take special!
precautions   for   the   safety   of
Austrian subjects who are b^ing
repatriated  from  India  on S. S.
Golconda.     The government re-l
fuse to take any measures on be-1
half of-the aliens which they do
not   take on  behalf of British
subjects,   holding  that   if   they
suffer  from    submarine   attack
the responsibility rests with their
own country.
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 all communications to Hnzclton.
Ruddy & MacKay
G.T.P.S.S. Service to VANCOUVER, VICTORIA   and   SEATTLE.      S. S.   PRINCE'
GEORGE leaves Prince Rupert on Saturdays
at 9 a.m.   S.S. PRINCE JOHN leaves Prince
Rupert on Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Passenger Trains leave Hazelton on Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:48
a.m., for Prince Rupert, connecting with above steamers.
Eastbound Passenger trains leave Hazeltonat6:08p.m. on Mondays
and Thursdays for Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal, etc.
Mixed Train leaving Hazelton Eastbound on Saturday at p.m., and
Westbound on Thursday at a.m., also carries passenger coach and
baggage car.
For full information, reservations on train or steamship, etc,
apply to any G.T.P. Agent or to Albert Davidson, General Agent,
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regulations.
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafls Building, 578 Seymour Slr��i
The Estate of J. O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 26 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
Tendera for Freighting of  Suppliea
the Yukon Telegraph Line.
SEALED TENDERS addressed to the
undersigned and endorsed "Tender
for Packing Supplies," will be received I fcv
until 4 P.M., on Tuesday, March 7,11116,  of Sub-Agent
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,   for ?w '7^ �����m one month upward at si per
I   '   "Vf   ,i i ,     ������*,...,  ������.,������,   month In advance.   Thla rate Include! office  con-
f_r ! may be leased for a term ot twenty-one  ,uiuMoni and madlelnea, a�� well aa all coats while
years  at  an  annual   rental  of  $1   an' In thehospital.  Tlcketa obtainable in  Hazelton
acre.     Not more than 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
iy the applicant in person to the Agent
ir  Sub-Agent of  the district in wnich
for the packing of material and supplies I the rights applied for are situated,
for points along the Yukon telegraph      In surveyed territory the land must
points alcng the Yukon telegrapl
line between Hazelton and Atlin, in tn
course  of the seasons 1916,  1917 and
be described by sections, or legal sub'
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
Forms of tender and specification may  staked out by the applicant himself.
_u...:..-j    *     nt-      T    rp    dl.I..
be obtained from Mr. J. T. Phelan,
Superintendent of Government Telegraphs, Vancouver, B. C, Mr. Wm.
Henderson, District Superintendent of
Government Telegraphs, Victoria, B.C.,
will | and from the Government Telegraph
Agents at Ashcroft.B.C, Quesnel, B.C.,
Hazelton, B.C., and Telegraph Creek,
Persons tendering are notified that
tendera will not be considered unless
made on the printed forms supplied,
and signed with their actual signatures,
stating their occupations and places of
residence. In the case of firms, the
actual signature, the nature of the occupation and place of residence of each
member of the firm must be given.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on a chartered
bank, payable to tne order of the Honourable the Minister of Public Works,
equal to ten per cent. (10 p.c.) of the
amount of the tender, which will be
forfeited if the person tendering decline to enter into a contract when
called upon to do so, or fail to complete
the work contracted for. If the tender
be not accepted the cheque will be
The Department does not bind itself
to accept the lowest or any tender.
By order,
Department of Public Works,
Ottawa, December 23, 1915.
Newspapers will not be paid for this
advertisement if they insert it without
authority from the Department. -89807.
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.
at the Post Office or the Drujr Store; in Aldermere
(rom Mr. T J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mall from the Medical Superintendent at the
Commercial Printing at
Australian and New Zealand
premiers and other prominent
men will visit Canada in March,
for a conference with the government. This will follow the
Dominions conference in London.
NOTICE is hereby given, in accordance with the Statutes, that all assessed taxes and income and school tax,
assessed and levied under the "Taxation
Act" and "Public Schools Act" are
due and payable on the 3rd of January, 1916. All taxes collectable for
the Omineca Assessment District are
due and payable at my office, situated
in the Provincial Government Building,
in the Town of Hazelton, B. C.
This notice, i n terms o f law, i s
equivalent to a personal demand by me
upon all persons liable for taxes.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C,
December 29th, 1915.
Assessor and Collector
18-21 for the
Omineca Assessment District. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 1916
Allies Leave Gallipoli
London (official): "General
Sir Charles Monroe reports that
the complete evacuation of Gallipoli has been successfully carried
out. "All the guns and howitzers
were got away, with the exception
of seventeen worn out guns,
which were blown up by us before leaving. Our casualties
amounted to one member of the
British rank and file wounded.
There were no casualties among
the French."
Warship Sunk By Mine
London: The British battleship King Edward VII has been
sunk after striking a mine. The
Admiralty statement says:
"H.M.S. King Edward VII has
struck a mine. Owing to the
heavy sea it had to be abandoned
and sank shortly afterward. The
ship's company was taken off
without any loss of life. Only
two men were injured."
The King Edward VII was
built in 1902 and was of 16,350
Gathering on Greek Frontier
Paris : A despatch to the
Temps from Saloniki says;
"The concentration of Austro-
German troops around Monastir
is confirmed. The Bulgarian
forces massed in the region of
Gievgeli, Doiran, Strumnitza and
Petrich are estimated at five or
six divisions.
On Russian Front
London: The forces of the
Austrian general Pflangers have
fought under terrible conditions
in the neighborhood of Buczacz
(East Galicia), says the Times'
Petrograd correspondent. "The
sudden thaw after the cold snap
filled the trenches with water,
and only the German soldiers
saved the situation in the face of
unexampled difficulties."
The population of the whole
district has taken refuge in Czernowitz, which is full of Austrian
The correspondents say the
town is strongly fortified, but
that it is not expected to hold out
long, as provisions are becoming
Terrible Slaughter
London: The newspapers of
Berlin and Vienna describe the
slaughter on the 70-mile front in
Galicia and Bukowina as the most
reckless of the war. The Teutons
are awakened to the desperate
character of the Russian offensive
by the estimate of 175,000 casualties on both sides.
Four thousand big guns have
been in action a week without
cessation. Hundreds of German
machine guns have been smashed by the Russian artillery.
The Austro-German first line
trenches, which were protected
by twenty-four rows of electrically charged barbed wire, have
been occupied by the Russians,
who tore out the wires with insulated grapples attached to armored motor cars.
Enemy Disorganized
Petrograd (official) : "The
situation on the eastern front on
Sunday was generally calm. In
Galicia, and to the east of Czernowitz  (Bukowina), the enemy,
having suffered enormous losses
in our attacks and being disorganized by the failure of his
desperate counter-attacks, has
shown no sign of activity beyond
feeble attempts by artillery and
hand grenades to interfere with
the work of our men in consolidating the positions they have
Huns' Temporary Gain
London: The Champagne region in France, Montenegro and
Asiatic Turkey are the theaters
of the war that are absorbing the
greatest interest. In all of them
heavy fighting is taking place,    i
After the Germans had taken
about 700 yards of French trench-1
es in Champagne, the French, j
according to Paris, stopped the
attack short and in vicious counter-attacks reoccupied successively nearly all the territory lost. In
addition, on the heights of the
Meuse a heavy French bombardment did great damage to the
German trenches.
War Notes
London: Turkish forces estimated at more than 200.000, and
several thousand guns have been
released for us�� elsewhere by the
action of the Allies in evacuating
the Gallipoli peninsula.
Havana: A large German submarine, evidently bound for the
Mediterranean, stranded thirty
miles southeast of Cadiz and all
the members of its crew were
asphyxiated, according to officers
of the Spanish steamer Valban-
era, arriving here from Calais,
Huns Are Retiring
London: The Austro-Germans
are said to have abandoned hope
of the recapture of the territory
lost in the recent fighting, according to the Morning Post's
Petrograd correspondent, and as
a result of Russian pressure, a
general evacuation of the forward
bases by both Germans and Austrians is proceeding vigorously.
"For months past" adds the
correspondent, "they have been
accumulating immense stores for
a spring advance. Vladimir-
Volhynski was the forward base
of the Austrian armies and Kovel
of the German armies.
"The Kovel magazines are now
being evacuated to Chelm, and
the Vladimir-Volhynski magazines to Sodal.
"The Bourse Gazette's Dvinsk
correspondent reports that the
Germans have also begun the
evacuation of Poniesweeh, in the
Baltic provinces."
Bulgars And Greeks Clash
Paris: News received here
from trustworthy sources is to
the effect that soldiers of the
27th Bulgarian regiment attacked
the Greek troops at the frontier
near Westrina and tried to occupy two frontier posts.
The encounter.says the Temps'
Saloniki correspondent,continued
for six hours and artillery on
both sides was used. Two tireek
soldiers were killed and several
wounded. The Bulgarian losses
were more serious.
Austrians Claim Lovcen
Vienna: The capture of Lovcen, on the western Montenegrin
frontier, by Austrian forces was
announced by the war office last
night.    Berane, in interior Mon
tenegro on the river Lime,  also
has been taken.
London: The Austrian claim to
the occupation of Mount Lovcen
has not been substantiated. It
is regarded with uneasiness in
Italy, as the mountain dominates
Cattaro Bay, the Austrian naval
base, and is within range of Cet-
tinje, the Montenegrin capital.
German Losses in West
Paris: The German forces in
Champagne lost heavily on Saturday and Sunday, when they undertook a determined offensive.
Three divisions(60,000) advanced
in the face of a terrific artillery
fire, which took heavy toll. The
German forces, which included
regiments of the imperial guard,
had been carefully selected for
the attack, which followed a
heavy bombardment lasting for
twenty-four hours. The prompt
reply of the French 3-inch guns
stopped the first wave of the attack as the enemy left the German parapets. There were four
futile attempts on our line. The
last attack left between the lines
many Germans who surrendered.
Bill Will Pass
London: Amid scenes of uproarious enthusiasm the house of
commons at 11 o'clock last night
defeated a motion to reject the
military service bill by a vote of
431 to 89. Immediately afterward
the house acceded to the premier's
request by passing the second
reading of the bill without division.
Allies Make New Move
London: A French detachment
has been landed on the Greek
island of Corfu, for provisional
occupation,according to an Athens despatch lo Reuter's Co.
Fourteen sliip-< of unknown nationality are cruising around
Corfu. A Rome despatch to the
Stefani bureau says Corfu advices report that a French warship landed a detachment of
troops on Tuesday evening, in
order to prepare for the arrival
of Servian troops.
British and French ships have
landed food and supplies in Albania for the 150,000 Servians
who have taken refuge in that
Enemy Attempt in Greece
Rome: An Athens despatch to
Giornaled'Italiasays: "An attack
by the Teutonic allies on the
Entente positions has begun with
a bombardment nf the British
lines in the Doiran zone, which
lasted the entire day.
"The attacking troops are distributed as follows: The Cermans
on the west front around Monastir; the Bulgarians on the Giev-
geli-Doiran line; the Turks on
the east flank.
Aeroplanes Missing
London (British official communication): "Last night the
enemy exploded a mine.following
up the explosion with a bomb
attack, which was driven back.
Today there has been some hostile shelling about Givenchy, but
on the whole it was quieter than
usual along the entire front."
"Four of our aeroplanes sent
out yesterday have not yet returned."
Italian' Air Raid
Rome: Last night's war office
statement says in the Valcanonica
and Mondant districts, our artillery destroyed an enemy shelter.
"In the Lagarina valley on Monday evening an enemy attack on
our positions at Castello and
Dante was repulsed with Insses.
One of our aeroplane squadrons
made a raid on Gandolo, north
, of Trente, and bombarded the
j enemy's aviation field there. On
; the way back the squadron dropped bombs on the railway station
at Trente and the Roverto barracks, near Volono, afterward
returning safely to our lines.
Enemy aviators threw bombs on
several places in the Isonzo plain
without doing any damage."
Escaped Huns Caught
New York: Four escaped officers of the German cruisers interned at Norfolk have been
arrested at Wilmington. Two
were working on the new fortifications. The four were living
within a stone's throw of the
Dupont powder plant, where
explosions occurred last week.
Washington: A petition, bearing 50,000 signatures, asking
congress to declare an embargo
on munitions of war, was submitted yesterday by Representative
Bennett, of New York.
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NOTICE is hereby given  that a
Court, of Revision  and Appeal, under
the provisions of the "Taxation  Act"
and   the   ''Public  Schools   Act",   respecting the  assessment rolls of the
Omineca Assessment District for the
vear  1916, will  be held in the Government Office,   Hazelton,  B. C, on Friday,  the 21st day of January, 1916, at
the hour of 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
Dated at Hazelton, B. C,
December 20th, 1915.
Judge of the
Court of Revision and Appeal.
Notice under Section 36
T*AKE NOTICE that an application
has been made to register Charles Victor Smith,of Hazelton,B.C.,as the owner
in Fee-simple, under two Tax Saje Deeds
from the Assessor of the Omineca
Assessment District, to Charles
Victor Smith, bearing date the 3rd
day of November, A.D. 1915, in pursuance of a Tax Sale held by said
Assessor on or about the 11th day of
October, 1913, of all and singular certain parcels or tracts of land and premises situate, lying, and being in the
District of Cassiar, in the Province of
British Colnmbia, more particular)'
known and described as:���
An undivided one quarter interest in
and to Lot One hundred and forty-seven
(147), Group one (1), and part (sixty-
six (66) acres) of the South East quarter of Lot Fourteen hundred and
eighty-one (1481), Range five (5),Coast
You and those claiming through or
under you, and all persons claiming
any interest in the said land by descent
whose title is not registered under the
provisions of the "Land Registry Act"
are required to contest the claim of
the tax purchaser within forty-five
days of the service of this notice upon
you. Otherwise you and each of you
will be for ever estopped and debarred
from setting up any claim to or in respect of the said land, and I shall register the said Charles Victor Smith as
owner in fee.
Your attention is called to Section 36
of the "Land Registry Act" and
amendments, and especially to the following extract therefrom which relates
to the above notice:
"And in default of a caveat or
certificate of lis pendens being
filed before the registration as
owner of the persons entitled under
such tax sale, all persons so served
with notice, or served with notice
under subsection (6) of section 155
of the "Municipal Clauses Act,
1906," or section 293 of the "Municipal Act," or section 139 of the "Assessment Act, 1903," oi section 253
of the "Taxation Act," in cases in
which notice under this Act is dispensed with as hereinafter provided,
and those claiming through or under
them, and all persons claiming any
interest in the land by virtue of any
unregistered instrument, and all persons claiming any interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land so sold
for taxes."
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
at the City of Prince Rupert, Province
of British Columbia, this 22nd day of
December, A.D. 1915.
District Registrar.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Garvis. Oregon.
17-21 Vancouver, B.C.
Montenegro May Yield
London: Anotherdecisivestage
in the Balkan situation has been
reached, with Montenegro now
following Servia in virtual absorption by the invading forces.
It was learned last night that
Austria and Montenegro had
come to an armistice, this being
construed as the last act of the
little country after having its
capital, Cettinje, dominated by
the Austrian capture of Mount
R. Cunninghum & Son, Limited
Established 1870 Port Essington and Hazelton, B.C.


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