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VOL. V, NO. 16
Victoria, Dec. 15:���The anticipated cabinet changes were
announced today, upon the resignation of Premier McBride, who
marked his 45th birthday by
retiring from politics to take the
position of agent general for
British Columbia i n London
Hon, J. H. Turner, the former
premier who now holds the office,
is retiring. Sir Richard McBride's
accession will be coincident with
the opening of the handsome
British Columbia building in London.
The cabinet will be composed
of the following ministers: Premier and attorney-general, Hon.
W. J. Bowser; minister of education and provincial secretary,
Hon Thomas Taylor; minister of
lands and forests, Hon. W.R. Ross;
minister of mines, Lome Campbell, Rossland; minister of works,
C.E.Tisdall, Vancouver; minister
of agriculture and finance, A. C,
Flumerfelt, Victoria; president
of council, William Manson, Skeena.
Mr. Flumerfelt will run in
Victoria, and by-elections will be
also necessary in Vancouver and
Rossland. for two of the new
ministers. No by-election is
necessary in Skeena, Mr. Manson's
position carrying no salary.
Hon.Dr.Young retires from the
cabinet, to head the provincial
commission for the aid of returned soldiers.
The dates of the by-elections
are not announced.
Victoria, Dec. 17: At a conference of Liberal leaders it was
decided to contest all by-elections
following the reconstructiou of
the provincial cabinet. A convention will be called in the near
It is believed the house will
open on Feb. 20. In the six-
weeks' session which is expected
Premier Bowser will probably
introduce legislation shortening
the hours of liquor selling; guarantee bonds for a fleet of lumber
carriers, and bring down the
workmen's compensation act.
A general election is looked
for during the first week in May.
Miner Meets Death
While shoveling ore in the
Rocher de Boule mine yesterday,
Pryce Hughes was so severely
crushed by a fall of broken material that he died of his injuries,
despite the efforts of Dr. Wrinch,
who was summoned at once,
Coroner Hoskins will hold an
inquest in Hazelton.
London: Germany has threatened to expel the Entente Allies
from Saloniki, according to the
Times' Athens correspondent.
"Replying to Greek diplomatic
representations, which had as
their aim preventing the entry
of Austro - German troops into
Greece," says the correspondent,
"the German minister declared
that the fortifications which the
Entente Allies are constructing
at Saloniki would compel Germany
to take action to drive out the
Allied forces.
"Premier Skouloudis rejoined
that in no case would Greece
allow Bulgarian troops to set foot
on Greek soil.''
London: Eight members of
the crew of a Zeppelin which
raided London on October 13
were found frozen to death on
their return to Germany, according to the Daily Express, which,
although it is unable to vouch for
the truth of the story, says it has
been openly discussed in Germany
where it caused a profound impression and possibly acted as a
deterrent to further raids.
Geneva : A despatch from
Laibaich, Austria, to the Tribuna
de Geneve, says that an artillery
duel which began yesterday is
still continuing around Gorizia.
This has been the most violent
engagement for several months.
The Austrian counter-attack at
Plava was repulsed, with heavy
loss, according to the despatch.
The outer forts there and the
inner works at Gorizia have been
pulverized and afford no protection to infantry from artillery
It is stated that Grand Duke
Eugene has taken command of
the Austrian forces in that sector.
Amsterdam: The Bulgarians
lost 15,000 in the Cerna river
fighting,   according   to   advices
received here today.
London: Four classes of recruits under the Derby plan were
called out today, including all
single men of military age over
19. Those of 18 remain on the
reserve, with married men.
London : The Emperor of
Abyssinia has offered the Entente
an army of 200,000 Abyssinian
soldiers, equipped for service in
any field. This army can reach
Suez infourdays.orthe Mesopotamia front in five days.
Washington: Relations between
the United States and Austria
are near the breaking point.
President Wilson today is preparing a final note on the Ancona
It is reported that two American bankers in Gorizia have been
shot by the Austrians and their
fortunes confiscated.
New York: Paul Koenig,chief
of the Hamburg-American secret
service, and Emil Lydendecker
have been arrested for a conspiracy to blow up the Welland
London: The Ford peace ship
has reached Christiania, after
being detained at Kirkwall for
two days. Peace has not yet
been restored on board the ship,
the controversy over President
Wilson's message still raging.
The skating rink is now in full
operation, and is well patronized.
W. J. Sanders returned on
Thursday from a trip to Vancouver.
S. G. Robinson returned on
Thursday from a visit to Prince
Mrs. McCandlish left on Monday for Ashcroft, where her husband is now located.
Bert Schooling has gone to the
coast, with the intention of enlisting in the Pioneers.
Mrs. R. G. Moseley received
word on Wednesday of the death
of her father, A. Frazier, at
Emmett, Idaho.
Mrs. Saunders is making rapid
progress towards recovery and is
expected to leave the Hospital
within a few days.
Jennings Bros., of Lake Kathlyn, are installing a gasoline
plant for the harvesting of their
ice crop. They supply the G.T.P.
between PrinceRupert and Prince
George, and propose to open an
ice depot in Prince Rupert.
Among the latest soldiers to
return to Vancouver is A.Chappie,
a local man who enlisted in the
30th and was transferred to the
16th. He was incapacitated by
wounds received some months
C. L. Cullin, inspector of preemptions, returned o n Wednesday from a trip through the
Bulkley Valley, and left yesterday for his home in Prince Rupert. He thinks highly of the
interior agricultural districts he
has visited.
To Aid Returning Soldiers
At the instance of the provin-
c i a 1 authorities, Government
Agent Hoskins has called a meeting of those interested, for the
purpose of forming a local committee to work with the provincial commission for the aid of
returned soldiers. The meeting
will be held in the government
office on Monday evening, Dec.
20, at 8 o'clock, and all who are
willing to assist in the work are
requested to attend.
The work of the committee
will be to arrange for employment for men belonging to this
district   who  return   from  the
front, and will probably be systematized along the following
(1) Compile a register containing full information regarding each returned soldier seeking
employment. Early information
of approaching discharge from
Convalescent Homes should be
secured and arrangements made
for the registration of every disabled man who is capable of
(2) Prepare a classified list of
employers in the district and
circularize them on behalf of the
(3) Advertise the trades and
capabilties of returned soldiers,
also to give publicity and support
to a propaganda advocating preferential treatment for these men.
(4) Endeavor by personal solicitation to secure openings for
the men.
W. A. Sproule, of Hazelton,
and Miss M. E; Hardy, of Ottawa, were married. yesterday, at
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Infallibility of the Scriptures."
Special music will be furnished.
All are cordially invited.
Gratifying success attended the
annual sale of work of the Hazelton W. A., which was held in
Assembly Hall on Wednesday
evening, and which attracted a
large crowd, notwithstanding the
fact that the affair followed so
closely the successful concert for
the same fund. All who attended spent a very pleasant evening,
the little ones especially enjoying
the occasion.
The musical part of the entertainment, for which Mrs. Reid
and Mrs. Hoskins were responsible, was, needless to say, of unexceptionable character. The
refreshment booth, which was in
charge of Mrs. Goddard, Mrs.
Kirby and other ladies, was well
patronized throughout the evening.
The sale of home cookery, by
Miss Soal and Miss Jean Grant,
was productive of a neat sum,
while the flower and candy stall,
in charge of Mrs. Sealy, was also
well patronized.
Miss Grant and Miss McDougall
were stage managers of "Wonderland", which attracted many
sightseers, and Miss Smith was
most successful with the "Bran
The work table, on which were
displayed many useful and dainty
articles fashioned by members of
the W.A., was in charge of Mrs.
Hall, Miss Allen and Mrs. Field,
while many other ladies and
gentlemen assisted in various
The proceeds of the evening
were $153.00, which will be
added to the W.A. Red Cross
fund. This fund will remain
open until Dec 31, as several
small raffles, etc., are to take
place next week.
Mrs. Field, president of the
W.A., has asked The Miner to
extend the thanks of the organization to all who assisted in the
success of the sale, and also to
the merchants and others who
contributed so liberally.
Must Pay For "Friendship"
Rev.A.E.O'Meara, of Victoria,
one of the "Friends of the Indians" who have been agitating
the question of Indian rights,
called meetings of natives here
and at Kispiox during the week,
and endeavored to collect money
for the purposes of his organiza-
tian. The local Indians have
already given $1500 to these gentry, it is understood, but as they
have received no benefit, they
declined to contribute further,
deciding to await the action of
the Indian commission. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1915
e umiieca
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.
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Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
The Favorite
Shopping place
Vol. V.
Saturday, December 18, 1915.
No. 16
The retirement of Sir Richard McBride from the political arena,
while not unexpected, will inevitably have considerable effect upon
provincial politics. During his successful tenure of the premiership,
Sir Richard has done much to bring British Columbia to the favorable attention of the British people, the results of his efforts in this
direction being the best augury of his success in the position of
agent-general, which he will probably assume early in the new
While the departure of the head of the government willj
undoubtedly prove a loss to the Conservative party, there is no
reason to fear that Hon. W.J.Bowser will fail to measure up to the
necessities of the premiership. Although continually made the!
target for opposition shafts of abuse and vilification, Mr. Bowser!
has impressed the people of British Columbia as the strongest man
in provincial politics, and events will prove that he possesses the]
confidence of the majority of a electors.
Of the new ministers who will take office under Mr. Bowser,
it is sufficient to say that the most carping critics of the administration can find no fault with the choice made. A.C.Flumerfelt, a
successful man of affairs, will make an admirable minister of
agriculture and finance; C. E. Tisdall, as minister of works, is an
popular selection, while the separation of the portfolio of mines
from any other office, and the appointment of Lome Campbell, will
be welcomed by all who have the interests of the mining industry at
heart. Mr. Campbell, representing the greatest mining camp of the
province, and a man of outstanding ability, is the logical choice for
the position, in which he will be able to give effect to his carefully-
thought-out plans for tbe benefit of the mining industry.
The postmaster - general of
Canada has been successful, as a
result of negotiations entered into with the Imperial postal authorities, in effecting an arrangement whereby parcels from Canada for Canadian soldiers in
France and Flanders will be carried at the same rate of postage
as applies to parcels from the
United Kingdom for the Expeditionary Forces on the Continent;
that is, for parcels weighing up
to three pounds, 24 cents; for
parcels weighing over three
pounds and not more than seven
pounds, 32 cents; for parcels
weighing over seven pounds and
not more than eleven pounds, 381
This means a material reduction on the cost of parcels and
should be a source of satisfaction
to the Canadian public. This
reduction has been brought about
by Canada foregoing all postal
charges for the conveyance of
these parcels in Canada and on
the Atlantic.
The public are reminded however, that, until further notice,
no parcel can be sent weighing
over seven pounds.
five hundred and seven hundred
billion feet, board measure, and
to cover an area of approximately
170,000,000 acres. This estimate
of quantity and area refers only
to timber of commercial value as
saw-timber. It does not include
pulpwood, firewood, tie and pole
material nor small timber of any
description, although this has undoubtedly a very large commercial
The Commission of Conservation is engaged upon an investigation of the forest resources of
Canada, which, when completed,
will furnish the basis for a more
accurate estimate of the amount
of timber in the various sections of
! the country than has previously
been practicable.
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We Lead���
Others Follow
A t this season of the year we beg to call your
���**��� attention to the large and varied stock we
are carrying to meet your requirements, and in
particular to the following lines:
Table Linen and Napkins - - - Handkerchiefs, linen & silk
Gloves, in Wool, Kid, and Fur-lined
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Sweaters and Coats
A few Smoking Jackets at special prices - - Toques & Caps
Ties, Suspenders and Sox
Pipes, Cigar Cases, Cigars, Cigarettes and Tobaccos
Big Ben Clocks - - Ingersoll Watches, for pocket and wrist
Flash Lights
Your Christmas Dinner will require many things we have ��� i. e.
Oranges, Apples, Bananas, Grapes
Jap Oranges, Cluster Raisins,
Olives, Etc., Etc.
Wishing You AD A Very Merry Christmas
General     D    C   CADfCNT   I TH     Hazelton
Merchants  ^- "���* OHIVUEilI, LIU.       B. C.
Canada's Timber Supply
According to R. H. Campbell,
Director of the Dominion Forestry
Branch, Canada's present supply
of commercial timber has been
variously estimated to be between
Waste in Mining
The losses sustained in other
countries from lack of care and
thought in this respect are enormous. Dr. James Douglas estimates, for instance, that at the
Rio Tinto mines in Spain in a
period of some 30 years, through
the unskilful treatment of ore,
about 7,000,000 tons of sulphur,
valued atnotlessthan$70,000,000,
were wasted, while with modern
improvements in the method of
handling the ore, about 1,000,000
tons of sulphur are annually saved
to the world which would otherwise have been burned and served
simply to pollute the atmosphere.
He points out that only about 60
per cent of the hundreds of mil
lions of dollars yielded by the
Comstock lode was extracted at
the time, and ~at first the rich
tailings were nor even collected,
such was the haste of the miners
to deplete that stupendous deposit j
which should have made Nevada
prosperous for generationsinstead
of whirling the whole country
into a mad dance of reckless
The primary cause of a large,
part of this waste is over-capitaliz-1
zation, which involves a large
output at any expense, if the
value of the shares is to be raised
and their price maintained. Overcapitalization generally demands
over-production, which in its turn
almost invariably involves waste
at some stage of the progress of
the metal from the mine to the
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princeu Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princeu   May"   leave*   Prince   Rupert   Dec.    17th;
Jan. 2nd, 14th & 28th at 7 p.m.
J.I.Pelers, General Agent, 8rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert.B.C.
The Omineca Miner is two dollars a year anywhere in Canada.
A street-car wheel, which its
Maine inventor claims is noiseless
in reality is a wheel within a
wheel, the two being separated
by rubber cushions.
The output of the fish cultural
operations of the United States
bureau of fisheries for the fiscal
year ending with June was the
largest on record.
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
Paid up C.plt.1 $1,600,000. VANCOUVER, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Baron Alverstone is dead in
Further food riots in Berlin are
The Dominion parliament will
open on Jan. 12.
Sugar is forty cents a pound in
Harvard has instituted a course
in military science.
British reinforcements are arriving in Mesopotamia.
Rossland mines are now producing 1000 tons of ore a day.
On the western front the Allies
have 65,000 motor cars in use.
A factory fire in Toronto on
Saturday did $100,000 damage.
Women are taking the places
of motormen on Berlin tramcars.
The life of the British parliament is to be extended to Jan.31,
Rev. Dr. John Reid, a pioneer
minister of Vancouver Island, is
The U. S. government will
build an $11,000,000 munitions
California metal concerns are
seeking antimony ores in British
It is proposed in England that
the Mediterranean be made a
closed sea.
A new cabinet has been formed in Spain, with Count Roman-
ones as premier.
The town of Hopewell, Va.,
destroyed by fire last week, is to
be rebuilt at once.
A hill providing for an army of
���100,000 has been presented to
the U.S. congress.
Fire caused by defecti veelectric
wiring occasioned $100,000 damage at Picton, Ont.
Vienna's coal supply is so small
that it is proposed to discontinue
the lighting of the city.
A band of pro-Germansattacked
a train loaded with Entente munitions at Johnstown, I'a.
There is still a shortage of
horses for army purposes, according to Lord Kitchener.
The Belt Line railway of Chicago is tied up by a strike involving six hundred trainmen.
B.C. spruce lumber is in demand in Great Britain, bringing
as high as $190 a thousand.
A five-foot shoot of silver-lead
ore has been struck on the 900-
foot level in the Slocan Star.
Four thousand natives of the
Solomon Islands and Santa Cruz
Islands have perished of famine.
The British embassy has granted safe conducts to the recalled
German attaches, Boy-Ed and Von
Labor leaders in Chicago are
discussing a proposed strike on
a 1 1 American railways next
That the Monroe Doctrine will
be the cause of the next war is
predicted by the Westminster
There is a milk shortage in
New York, owing to the demand
for condensed milk to supply the
Allied troops.
Four motor bandits held up the
Western State Bank at St. Paul,
getting $3000. They were afterwards captured.
A specimen of the rare white
bear of British Columbia was
shot a few days ago on Prince
of Wales Island.
The fall of a ledge in the Win-
gate coal mine, Wash., killed two
miners and imprisoned 100 others
for twelve hours.
Forty-eight airmen have secured certificates at the Toronto
school, twelve being about to
leave for the front.
General Steele has protested
against the custom of charging
exorbitant prices to Canadian
soldiers in England.
French cruisers are searching
American ships in mid-ocean and
removing all subjects of Germany and her allies.
A Belgian munitions plant at
Havre, France, was blown up on
Saturday. Over 1000 are reported killed and injured.
W.P.Goard has been appointed
prohibition organizer in B. C, in
succession to Dr. McGuire, who
resigned the position.
Several Austrian consuls in
the U. S. must return home or
face criminal charges for complicity in Teutonic plots.
In reply to German peace talk,
Great Britain announces that
four million British troops will be
under arms before April.
An emergency fund ol' $1,0(10:-
000, for continuance of work on
the U.S. government railwny in
Alaska, is to be appropriated.
President Weshrook advocates
doubling the area of land allotted
to the University of B. C . to allow of agricultural  experiments.
Owing to her shortage of
wheat, Spain will permit the importation of 200,000 tons free of
duly and transportation charges.
Advocates of church union admit that the results of the recent
ballot in the churches show that
their cause is lost for the present.
Mrs. Annie Hawkes, sentenced
to death at Macleod for the murder of her husband, has been
reprieved. She will serve ten
Only two miles of the Hope
mountain line remains to be constructed. It will be used jointly
by the Kettle Valley and Great
There was an unprecedented
congestion of traffic on steamers
leaving Canada for England this
week. Many were unable to secure passage.
Following the disclosure of
irregularities in coal orders, J.L.
Nelson,superintenden t of dredges
in B.C. for the federal government, has resigned.
Three men are under arrest for Slllliiiiliiiiaiiiiiiiiiiii^lllllllllllicoiiiiiiiiiiiiicoiiiiiiiiiiiiicoiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiito
attempted arson.     Sixty  people
were   asleep   in   the   building,
which the criminals tried to burn
for the insurance.
j Hudson's Bay Company j
The federal cabinet has commuted the death sentence of Mrs,
Elizabeth Coward, who murdered -
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Ottawa. ,i��ciare. that India is �� A chance with every dollar you spend I
loyal  to  the core,   but strongly 53 3
desires a   better understanding
with the overseas dominions.
A shipment just in of
Wednesday's sitting of the
reichstag was of a stormy nature,
owing to the refusal of the government to answer questions
asked by Dr. Liebknecht, socialist.
The French steamer Harmonie ��
escaped withoutdamage, although g,
a submarine fired two torpedoes ���=
at her and an aeroplane followed
her for fifteen minutes, dropping
six bombs.
Tangerines, Oranges, Apples, Raisins, Glace Cherries,    ^
Ground Almonds, etc., etc. B
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
The largest labor organization
in the history of England has
just been formed. It includes
miners, railway workers, anil
transport employees, numbering
about two millions.
On trial at Prince Rupert for
the kiljing of John Pitman at
Port Essington, Ohara and Nagano, two Japanese, were convicted of manslaughter and sen'
tenced to ten years imprisonment.
I fVFRV nnA STACFS We :lre Prepared to supply private
IjlVXsiXI UilU Okrt.UlhtJ anrj public conveyances clay and
night.      Our staijes meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
! Consign your shipments in Our
| ("arc for Storage or Delivery.
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Ruddy & MacKay
German spies were responsible
for the destruction by lire of the
Kingston plant of the Mriple Leaf
Milling Co on Monday.    The St.
To Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg,
St. Paul, Chicago, Eastern Canada, Maritime
Provinces and United States,
and  Tourist Sleeping  Cars and Parlor-Observation Car
2  SCATS WEEKLY  from   Prince Rupert.     S.S. Prince Rupert
Catharines flour mill was destroy-] e\ ery Tuesdaj at 9 a.m. S.S.Prince George every Saturday at 9 a.m.
e'd in the same way a  week   be-j UNEXCELLED EQUIPMENT ��� CHARACTER SERVICE
tore. p0|. full particulars, reservations on boat or train,
., ���,.... ., , applv to Local Agent or to
Yuan   Shi   Kai,   president of
China, has accepted the  throne, j
which was offered him by the
council of state. The Entente
powers have asked th:it the
change be deferred until after
the war.
Bay Co.   is op-
Agency All Atlantic and Trans-Pacific Lines.
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
Be described by sections
The  Hudson
posing   efforts   to   enforce   the!
Quebec game laws  in   the cases I/-"OAL raining rights of the Dominion,
of Indians.     The company main-1 ^   '"��� Manitoba, Saskatchewan  and
.. ,��� I I Alberta,   the    Yukon    Territory,   the
tains  that  the  natives . have an i Northwest Territories and In a portion
inherent   right  to  kill  animals. K the Province of Hritish Columbia,
. iiiav hi leased for a term ol twenty-one
irrespective ol game laws. lyeate al  an annual rental of $1  an
[ acre.     Not more than 2,660 acres will
Lady Pontiac Johanna,   a cow be leased to one applicant.
*._,���,, . Application for a lease must lie made
owned in Buffalo and   valued  at by the applicant In person to the Agent
$20,000, lias broken   the  world's P,r Sub-Agent of tiie district in which
, ,.     , ,    ,.       .    I the rights applied for are situated.
record lor butter  production   by      r��� surVeyed territory the land must
yielding (558 pounds of milk in
one week. From this milk over
41 pounds  of butter  was  made.
A trial shipment of Canadian
frozen fish, sold on the London
market on Tuesday, brought
fancy prices. With proper facilities, Ottawa authorities maintain,
two million poinds a week can
be marketed in the British capital.
One of the heaviest storms experienced in northeastern New
York in many years was reported
on Tuesday. All trains were held
up by deep snow. Reports from
other eastern points indicate that
the blizzard raged all along the
North Atlantic seaboat'd.
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Buildinf, 578 Seymour Street
The Estate of J.  O'Sullivan
Provincial Assaycrs and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late J. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S.,  26 years  with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
tor any |>.'ti��>��! from one month upward at si per
month in advance, Thin rato Include! office eon-
itiltalionH am! medicines, an well as all copti. whilo
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hasetton
at tho Poet Office or the Drug Store; in Aldermen
from Mr. T .1. Thorp: in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace:
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at. ihe
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion and Hritish Columbia
Land Surveyors
al. Vlcto.la, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
New Hazelton.
B. c. Affleck, Mgr,
Commercial Printing at
NOTICE i.s hereby given that an application will be made to the  Legislative
Assembly of the Province of British Columbia at its nextSessionon behalf of The
Everett Pitzpatrick,   a Flores
Island settler, has been found on
a reef of rocks,   where he had
been marooned for  thirty  days.
A storm wrecked his boat on the
reef and  he was  compelled  to
Six   barrels  of  gasoline   and hash himself to a tree to keep
other inflammable material were trom being swept away, Indians
found in a liquor store  under a found him in a demented  condi-
lodging house in  Los  Angeles. I tion.
legal aul
divisions of sections, and in uniurveyed
territory the tract applied  for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, wl Ich will be refunded if Ihe rights applied tor are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall lie paid on the merchantable
output f 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 bo furnished at least
once a year. ..       ,   ,, ,, ,.   .
The lease willinelude the coal mining: NaasccSkeenaRiversRailwayCompany
rights only, but the lessee may be per- j f Company incorporated by the l.egislat-
mittetl to purchase whatever available >���, Assembly of the Province of British
surface rights may be  considered  nee-l Columbia, by Chapter (.9 of the Statutes
essary for the working of the mine at of Brithrti Columbia, 1911, for an Act
the rate of $10 (10 an acre ito be entitled   "lhe   Naas  &  Skeena
For    full    information    application , Rivers Railway Act, 1911,  Amendment
should be made to the Secretary of the   Act  191b  , extending the; periods  pre-
Department of the   Interior, Ottawa, I scribed   by Section TO  of the Railway
or   to   any   Agent   or   Sub-Agent   of' Act, within which The Naas  & Skeena
Dominion Lands. j R!vels  Railway  Company should bona
W   W   CORY nde commence the construction  ot   its
Deputy Minister of the'Interior,   railway, procure the bona fide payment
N.B. -Unauthorized   publication   of i Up m cash of not less than  fifteen   per
this advertisement will not be paid for. , cent of the authorized share capital  of
58782 ' '"e  Company,   and the expenditure ot
t such   fifteen  per   cent   in,   upon   and
" ! towards the construction of its railway,
A   substantial   prize   has been   and the  completion  and  putting  into
operation of the said Company a rail-
WOn by a Belgian inventor in < way; and foranch further and incidental
Tl  ,    , ja i.n.uL j   ! powers as may be necessary.
Italy for an artificial leather made |   Dated at victoriBi B c   this Mth day
of cotton  which is said to be as j of November. 1915.
rl���,.oWQ o���,1 alnotln au the rromiino ' BARNARD, ROBERTSON,
durable and elastic as tne genuine heisterman & TAir,
article. ' 14-19 Solicitors for the Applicant. THE OMINECA  MINER, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18. 1915
Retirement in Servia
London: Reuter's claims to
have authentic information that
the Allies have decided not to
withdraw from Saloniki. Denial
is contained in a despatch from
Athens to the effect that the
Greek government was seeking
to negotiate an advance from the
German government. The special
correspondent of Reuter's with
the British headquarters staff in
the Balkans thus describes the
retreat of the Allies:
"The evacuation of Doiran and
Gievgeli is completed. The Franco-British are slowly retreating
towards Greek soil, taking time
to destroy tunnels and bridges.
The Bulgarians are within five
miles of the Greek frontier, preparing to cross. Greek troops
are moving towards the threatened point, with the object of disputing the Bulgarian invasion.
In the retirement, fighting in a
fog, the Allies abandoned eight
field guns. A British cpunter-
attack repulsed the enemy, the
Dublins, Connaughts and Mun-
sters charging with the bayonet.
The Bulgars left eight thousand
dead and wounded on the field."
Reinforcements Arriving
Paris : A despatch to the
Havas agency, dated Sunday says:
"An intense action continues
along the Entente Allied fronts,
the Bulgarians attacking in massed formation. The Allies' retreat continues methodically.
"The situation of the British
north of Doiran has noticeably
improved, thanks to the arrival
of reinforcements from Saloniki,
" Fresh troops are landing
Turkish Transport Sunk
Athens: Advices received from
Constantinople say the Turkish
transport Reschid Pasha, of 8000
tons, was sunk near Sylivria, in
the Sea of Marmora, by a French
submarine.   The loss was 400.
still in progress on Sunday in the
neighborhood of Lake Doiran.
On the Western Front
Paris: The following official
communication was issued last
night: "In Belgium there was
marked activity on the part of
our trench guns, which,at several
points, silenced the bomb-throwers of the enemy.
"A British cargo boat, having
run aground this morning off the
Pelgian coast, was attacked by
enemy aircraft. Three Allied
hydro-aeroplanes, one of which |
was French, attacked them and
put them to flight. During this I
time French torpedo boats from i
Dunkirk refloated the vessel tinder the fire of a German battery.
"In Champagne, in the sector
of Massiges, we replied to the
enemy's fire of gas shells by a
destructive fire on the enemy
trenches at the Chausson ridge.
In the sector of Hill 193, we
effectively bombarded three lines
of German trenches as well as
the tunnels leading to these.
Intermittent cannonading has occurred in the Vosges, where a
violent snowstorm has hindered
Battle in Black Sea
Petrograd: Two Turkish gunboats have been destroyed near
the island of Kefven.in the Black
Sea, about sixty miles east of the
entrance to the Bosp.horous, hy
three Russian torpedo bosts, under the command of Capt. Count
report of a cave-in in a tunnel
should be published in a Vancouver paper. With this as evidence
of his having done his work,
Koolbergen returned to San Francisco and collected his money,
Von Brinken retaining $250 as
commission. Koolbergen has the
money and papers in Von Brin-
ken's hand writing. Payment
was made after an interview in
Bepp's office.
The fifth Greek army corps
has received orders to leave Saloniki, and the transfer of Greek
troops from the district has begun.
New Airship Destroyed
Copenhagen: One of Germany's
new super-Zeppelins has been
destroyed, with the loss of its
crew of forty.
Haig Succeeds French
London: Sir John French, at
his own desire, has been relieved
of the command of the British I
troops on the western front. He
is created a viscount, and ap-1
pointed commander-in-chief of
the armies in the United Kingdom.
The new commander in Flan- j
ders is Sir Douglas Haig, who'
has been in command of the first j
army, and whose work has been
frequently   praised   by   General
French.     Sir Douglas is 54, and
has had a brilliant cavalry career j
in the Soudan, India, and Africa.
Austria Stands Pat
Washington:     Austria has replied  to the American  note on j
the Ancona case, and declines to j
disavow the sinking of the steam-
Canadians' Gallant Deed
Toronto: An evening paper
publishes the following from its
London correspondent:
"A battalion of Canadians has
lately greatly distinguished itself. Ordered to drive Germans
from a strong position at all
costs, they charged across the
one hundred yard gap separating
the trenches, and forced the
enemy at the point of the bayonet, inflicting heavy losses. The
Canadian casualties were comparatively slight. The Germans
retreated well to the rear.
"The captured position is very
strong, and several concrete
machine gun emplacements were
found. The positions were firmly held by the Canadians."
Took Hostile Trenches
London ( official communication):    "Last   night  two   small
Monastir. Only a regiment of
engineers and a regiment of artillery remain at Saloniki.
During the retirement of the
Allfld troops from Gievgeli, the
Bulgarians captured two French
guns, two batteries of British
artillery, and two hundred British
Kitchener May Marry
London: It is reported that
Lord Kitchener is to marry the
dowagerCountess of Minto, widow
of the former governor-general
of Canada,
The steamer Levenpool, New
York to Rotterdam with supplies
for the Belgian relief committee,
is beached on the east coast of
England, having struck a German
Fine varieties of   table   and
cooking apples���at Sargent's.
Crepe paper and writing paper
-at Sargent's.
Retirement Successful
London : The British and
French troops have successfully
carried out their retirement from
Servia across the Greek frontier,
and by arrangement with the
Greek government, a clear road
had been left for them to fall
back on Saloniki, which is being
organized as a base.
The Teutonic powers have served notice on Greece that they intend to pursue the Anglo-French
troops to the sea, unless the Allied
forces are disarmed and interned.
The Greek army is reported to
have retired fifty miles, while
the Allies are secure at their base.
Both sides are using every endeavor to induce Greece to join
in the war. The economic blockade continues.
Germany has   demanded   an
explanation of the facilities given
the Allied forces by Greece.
Enemy on Greek Border
London: A force of 40,000
Bulgarians and an equal number
of Austro-Germans is being concentrated between Monastir and
the Greek frontier, according to
a despatch to the Times from
its Saloniki correspondent. This
force is said -to include a large
number of cavalry troops. Heavy
fighting, the despatch said,  was
Situation In Greece
Paris: Reports that Bulgarians have crossed the Greek
frontier are officially denied by
the government of Greece.
The Franco-British troops have
successfully effected their retreat, and have saved all ammunition. Their losses were small.
Deep snow complicated matters.
Efforts by the enemy to cut
the lines failed, and the Bulgarians have shown no desire to
come to close quarters with the
Allied troops since Monday.
The front held by the French
and British forces extends for
twenty-five miles north of Saloniki. The harbor of Saloniki is
crowded with transport vessels
bringing reinforcements and supplies.
Greek troops are leaving the
Three Zeps Destroyed
Copenhagen: Various accidents
caused the destruction of three
Zeppelins in Germany in November.
Hun Plotters Outwitted
San Francisco: In the course
of proceedings against Baron von
with destruction of powder works
and other outrages, a German
plot to blow up military trains
and tunnels and bridges in British Columbia was disclosed.
Johannes von Koolbergen
swears that he was employed by
Franz Bepp, German consul here,
to blow up a military train, a
bridge or a tunnel on the C.P.R.,
between Vancouver and Revel-
stoke, for which he was to re-
caive $3000. Koolbergen, who is
a German - Canadian, informed
the C.P.R. authorities at Vancouver of the plot. It was arranged between the latter and
the military authorities that a
er or to punish the commander,     ,       . , ,,
-   ., . mu      ������, , i enterprises were successful y car-
of   the submarine.     lhe reply!  .      ' '
.,.  .,                   ,    ,    ,     .   ned out near Armentieres,   hos-
says  tl  the commander had not,... .               *        ,
j   .        ,  ..             ',  .,   ,������,|j tile trenches being entered and
destroyed  the  vessel  he   would'
have been derelict in his duty.
The reply is considered highly
unsatisfactory and President Wilson will decline further, discussion. The breaking off of diplomatic relations is anticipated.
Over 2,000,000 Recruits
London: It has been semiofficially announced that Lord
Derby's recruiting plan  resulted
in the enlistment of between two
million and two and a half million recruits.
Threaten Fgypt
Rome: In some quarters the
threat of a Turco-German invasion
of Egypt is regarded as serious.
Three hundred thousand Turkish
troops are reported concentrated
at Alessandretta and Aleppo.
German agents are urging an
attack on Egypt by the Senoussi
tribesmen from the west.
The Allies, it is thought, may
obtain the co-operation of Abys-
synia, under guarantee of independence, as a counter-stroke to
the efforts of Germany to bring
about a Mohammedan uprising.
Serbs Join Italians
Rome: An Italian army numbering 120,000 has landed at Av-
lona, Durazzo and San Giovanni,
Albania. The Servian armv, which
is intact with its smaller artillery
is joining the Italian army.
Bulgarians in Greece
Paris: Bulgarian troops arej
reported to have entered Greece,
in the Struma region. In the
fighting of the last few days they
have lost 5,000 killed and 15,000
General elections in Greece
take place on Sunday.
King Constantine is ill of influenza, and has been, ordered to
take a complete rest.
Reinforcing Allies
London: /At Saloniki, large
reinforcements for the Allies
have arrived, together with great
quantities of munitions and
stores. Large hospitals are being erected on shore to supplement the hospital ships.
Big Ben���at Sargents.
Hockey boots,skates and sticks
���at Sargent's.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
! their occupants disposed of. The
! enemy losses are estimated at 70
: killed.    Our losses trifling.
"Today there has been an  artillery   bombardment   by   both
! sides about Ypres.
"The report in  the  German
j wireless of December 15 that we
I lost four aeroplanes is untrue.
Will be a Shake-up
London:     Sir Douglas Haig's
appointment  as  commander-in-
chief of the British  forces  in
France and Belgium will be  followed by radical changes in the
higher commands of the army,
it was hinted today.   Commanders who have been  held  responsible for failure to back up the
British offensive at Loos in September are to be transferred to
less important posts.
Took Many Prisoners
Paris: German and Bulgarian
prisoners to the number of 750
officers and 40,000 men, captured
in Servia, have arrived at Marseilles,on their way to concentration camps.
As a result of the withdrawal
of Greek troops from Saloniki,
the headquarters of the Greek
army have been transferred to
Kozhani, 55 miles southeast of
To George M. Swan, or to any person or persons
to whom you may have transferred your interests,
take notice that I, the undersigned co-owner with
you in the Cumberland. 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 tlfi3.R0Lupnr
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the undersigned under Section 4 of the Mineral
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