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VOL. V, NO. 41
Britain's Greatest Soldier Goes
Down in Wreck of the
London, June6:~-Kitchener and
his staff were on their way to
Russia on the cruiser Hampshire,
which was lost in a storm off the
Orkney Islands. All on hoard
were probably drowned. Admiral Jellicoe thinks it will prove
impossible ever to recover the
bodies. The cruiser may have
been sunk by a mine.
London,Jn.7: Britain is mourning for Lord Kitchener. The
scant hope that he might have
found his way to land has been
dissipated. Admiral Jellicoe has
reported that the Hampshire was
sunk to the west of the Orkneys,
by a mine or torpedo. Earl
Kitchener, General Ellershaw,
Sir Frederick Donaldson and
others of the staff were aboard,
on their way to Russia on a
special mission. Four boats were
seen to leave the sinking cruiser,
but a heavy sea was running and
only one boat and some bodies
were found.
Sir William Robertson, chief of
the Imperial staff, took over the
war secretaryship when Lord
Kitchener started on the journey
and it is generally believed he
will retain the portfolio.
Petrograd: The Austrian front and penetrated the  French  line, by  a secret agreement with the
has been completely broken for a at   one   point   near   Thiaumont Teutonic alliance,
length of 94 miles and to a depth i farm. They were repulsed every- j    Italians are checking Austrian
of nearly forty miles.    The Rus-' where else with heavy loss. Two [ attacks south of Trent and Asierc. j There was a good attendance and
sian advance in   Volhynia  and1 small attacks southwest of Hill I    -     -~              | the proceedings were marked by
Galicia threatens to envelop  the 304 were repulsed.
Organization   Formed   t o   Promote the Development
of the Town
That Hazelton'sspiritof optimism and confidence in the future
has returned was plainly manifested on Tuesday evening, when
a public meeting was held in St.
Andrew's Hall for the organization of Hazelton Progress Club,
which had its inception at the
| recent business  men's meeting.
B. C. Alexander.of Vancouver,
was here on Monday.
A. McAra, of Telkwa, has joined the Army Medical Corps.
A. Allison, of Prince Rupert,
was among Monday's arrivals.
Robert Gough left this week to
join the 103rd Battalion at Victoria.
E. M. Hoops, of Telkwa, was
here for a couple of davs this
Jack Young, who spent the
winter at Alice Arm,has returned
to Hazelton.
G. A. McAlpine was among the
Edmonton men who visited Hazelton this week.
George Dover, of the forest
branch, was up from Terrace
during the week.
Mrs. C. W. Homer, of Prince
Rupert, is visiting her sister,
Mrs. J. C. K. Sealy.
Mrs. James MacKay and little
daughter have returned from
their visit to Calgary.
Miss Davis, of Chilliwack, arrived on Thursday to join the
nursing staff at the Hospital.
John Newick, who was a lay
delegate to the Methodist conference, returned on Thursday.
H.Welch,assessor for Omineca,
returned yesterday from an official trip through the Bulkley
The good wishes of the citizens
of Hazelton were telegraphed to
the local men of the 102nd last
night by the Soldiers' Aid Corn-
entire Austrian army in that region. The enemy is being attacked from the east and north.
The capture of an additional 185
officers and 13,714 men has been
reported, and the Austrian losses
in this drive are estimated at
200,000. Austrian Slav regiments
surrendered at the first attack,
without any real resistance. The
Russian success is largely due to
the unprecedented use of artillery, surpassing in intensity any|The enemy craft u.ere
previous efforts on either side
along the eastern front.
London:     Several bodies from j unanimity and good feeling. The
| the cruiser Hampshire, including j citizens pledged their hearty sup-
,.   .   ,. r I  p., ,. , U-._ : port to the movement,   which,
T���   i    .     ,-, ���. T���ff,.��� ���   ���   . that of Co . Ftzgerald, have been i r   ,,,,.,.      ���
London:     General Joffre is in , * 'underthe direction of an energetic
London.    He attended an import-! brou*ht   to   Thurso'    Scotland-1 executive  committee,   is certain
ant conference at the foreign
.office today, with Paul Cambon,
! the French amdassador. Sir Ed
I ward Grey and the  members of
the war council.
Then are persistent rumors that I to prove of great benefit  to  Ha-
Lord Kitchener escaped, but no
reason for such reports can be
London:     There  was  a  brief;
London.     A  correspondent of
the Times, who has unusual op-
portunies   for   ascertaining   the
naval engagement off the coast jfee)in(r an(] actual conditions in
of Belgium  yesterday,   between | Angtria . Hlingaryi  says an im.
British and  German  destroyers
Paris:   The Germans launched
a general .attack along the entire
iportant   member   of   a   neutral
e    legation  wrote from Vienna that
lhere were the jreneral   misery  was   indescribable.    Everybody is talking
I of the awful revolution that will
Rome:   Evidence is accumulat- Lome  if  the   war  lasts   much
back to Zeebrusge.
no casualties on  our destroyers
Verdun  front east of the Meuse, | ing to show that Greece is bound ] longer.
mittee. The battalion is expected i MINING NEWS OF associates,   to make an examina-
to leave  for England  today  or HAZELTON DISTRICT Ition   preparatory   to   beginning
tomorrow. j ��� [development work.
D. B. Morkill returned on Mon-1 A notable party of Vanc��"verj Dockrill & Jefferson have bond-
day from the Hazelton View and men arrived on Thursday, and is ed the Hazelton-Bourgon-Rogers
Indian groups, having completed | now engaged in looking over the j group of claims on Dome  moun-
the survey. 'Hazelton   View-in   which    the tain
A small crew is engaged in re-;rnt'mbers are interested - and
placing the wagon bridge which �� her mines on Rocher de Boule
was recently burnt at 21 mile  un I mountain.     The  visitors are A.
Frank Martin and J.J.Hibbard
went up to Bear river  today,   to
zelton  and  the  rich  district of
which it is the center.
The report of the organization
committee, recommending a comprehensive constitution for the
Club, was read by R. S. Sargent
and was unanimously adopted.
An executive committee of nine
was nominated in the report and
was elected, to hold office for the
balance of the year. Those chosen
were: President, A.R Macdonald;
vice-President, J. F. Maguire:
Secretary, R. J. Rock; Treasurer.
Wm. Ware; R. S. Sargent, C. V.
Smith, J. O'Shea, W. J. Sanders,
Stuart J. Martin.
Brief addresses, all expressing
faith in the future of Hazelton,
were delivered by J. F. Maguire
Dr. Wrinch, Rev. John Field,
W. J. Sanders. R. S. Sargent,
F. E. McFeeley and the chairman.
At the conclusion of the meeting the executive committee organized by  appointing  sub-com-
Erskine Smith,George E. Trorey,
,, .Alfred   Shaw,  Charles  E.   Berg
Premier Bowser,   accompanied and m]e Archie Smith      They
are accompanied on their trip to
the Kispiox road.
!by Hon. W.R.Ross and Hon. Win.
1 Manson, is expected to arrive  ln|^ mjnes l)y ,,_ B    Mor|<in  and
Duke Harris.
The Halliday and Whitmore &
, Hazelton on June 19.
J. E. Gilmore, the popular hotel man who formerly conducted
mittees  to deal with the various
matters which had been suggested
for consideration.
,    , .  . Arrangements are being made
look over some mining property, i �� ^.   _,,.  .
H    J \ for permanent  club   rooms,   in
W. R. Blackburn,   the  mining [which a display of ores from the
man, returned yesterday from  a ( various mines of the district will
visit to Prince George.     He ex-1 be open for inspection,and where
pects to remain in this camp   for (information concerning  the dis-
some time, 'trict and   its  resources  will   he
Orr groups of copper claims,   lo-
the  Premier at  Rupert,  is now ( cated ^ ^ hea(, of L ^
manager of the Hazelton   Hotel. Lear pac,flC)  have  bee���   b( |lded
Superintendent Carr  has  had j by Price.Aitken & Manly, Seattle
the fallen timber cut out of  the! men who  have  been   mining in
wagon   road to Skeena Crossing, the Yukon for several years and
which was blocked as a result of! are now  entering this district
the recent bush fire. J. J. Price, one of the operators,
Government Agent Hoskins has !was here this week to buy Pack"
been gazetted registrar of voters | horses, which will be used to
for Omineca district, and is now transport the ore, 300 tons of
engaged in preparing the lists which is ready for shipment,
for the general election. TwQ campg wi|,  be establi8hed.
Rev. W. M. Scott returned  on | Mr   price states  that his outfit
| available to visitors.
The organization of the Progress Club is hailed by all citizens
as an indication that the "Hazelton Spirit" still lives and that the
istration will go to the country in I town will hold its own in the era
the general election: of prosperity  which  is  now  in
'  Premier and Attorney-General,  sight.
The New Cabinet
Victoria, June 8:   Following is
! the composition  of the  cabinet
with which the provincial admin-
Thursday from attendance at the
Methodist conference at Vancouver, but ,will only remain here
for a brief time, as he is to be
stationed at Prince George. He
will be succeeded by Rev. Mark
F. E. McFeely, of the firm of
McLennan, McFeely & Co., Vancouver, was in town this week.
He has traveled through the
northern interior, and is much
impressed with the possibilities
of the country, especially in the
Hazelton district.
has just shipped 2000 tons of
very rich silver-lead ore from
Galena Creek, Mayo district, Y.
T.. to the Selby smelter.
The Three Lakes group, North
Bulkley, owned by Wilson Bros.
& Reiseter, is reported bonded to
Frank Brown.
M. W. Sutherland and Rod
McCrimmon have gone up to the
Copper Ridge group, recently acquired  by Mr.  Sutherland  and
Hon. W. J. Bowser; Minister of
Lands, Hon. W. R. Ross; Minister
of Mines and Acting Minister of
Finance.Hon. J. Lome Campbell;
Minister of Agriculture, Hon.
William Manson; Minister of
Public Works, Hon. Thos. Taylor;
Provincial Secretary nd Minister
of Education,Hon. A.G.Maguire;
President of the Council, Hon.
Ernest Miller.
Our Annual Picnic
It is probable that the annual
picnic in the Hospital park will
beheld this year on July 1. It
will be conducted for the benefit
of the Red Cross, and will doubtlessly prove as enjoyable as each
of the previous affairs.
Pekin: Yuan Shi Kai died
I suddenly. It is reported he was
No announcement has been | poisoned last week,
made as to the appointment ot a
minister of finance.
Coming Events
June 14- Working Meeting of Red
Cross Surgical Supply Committee, St.
Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
June 16���"Flannel Dance" in aid  of
Methodist Church
Rev. W. M. Scott will preach
tomorrow evening on the subject: I School, in Assembly Hall.
"Not Ashamed of   the   Gospel." \    juiy i  -Annual General Picnic, in aid
Special music.   All are invited,   of Red Cross, in Hospital Park. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 10. 1916
e umnineca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center ok the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, June 10, 1916.
No. 41
The people of Hazelton have never been lacking in public
spirit, and now that there is a demand for united action for the
promotion of the town's development, citizens are responding in a
most gratifying manner. There may be odd pessimists or carpers
in Hazelton's population, but they are not in evidence. The get-
together spirit is going to keep the town in its rightful place as the
business center of the district, and the era of mining prosperity
will not pass us by.
Hazelton Progress Club, which is now in active operation, has
unertaken much necessary and important work for the good of the
community, among the matters under consideration being: the
extension of the townsite to provide much-needed ground for
building by the purchase of a part of the Indian reserve; street
improvements; a water system and electric light plant; the
immediate building of the Bulkley bridge; the maintenance of club
rooms to house a comprehensive exhibit of ores and other products,
and various other problems bearing upon the future prosperity of
Another organization which deserves and will receive wholehearted support is Hazelton Agricultural & Industrial Association,
which has as one of its principal objects the holding of an annual
fair in Hazelton. The fair association, as it is generally called, has
already a large membership, and an energetic committee has made
considerable progress in its plans for the 1916 fair, which will
probably be held on Sept. 15-16.
The Miner bespeaks for both the organizations named the
assistance and goodwill of all who are interested in the development of this district.
Ontario's Production
The value of the production of
metalliferous mines and works in
Ontario the first three months of
1916 is $15,276,000, as compared
with $9,358,210 for the corresponding period of last year. The
demand for nickel and copper due
to the war has been insatiable
and the Sudbury mines have
shown a capacity for meeting the
requirements which could scarcely have been anticipated. The
output of nickel and copper in
the matte was each 50 per cent
greater than in the first three
months of 1915.
Metal Prices
A year ago silver sold at 50 j
cents an ounce and at the present
time it is approximately 75 cents. \
The value of our exports run to;
about $14,000,000 a year on the:
50-cent basis. On value alone the
increase during the next twelve
months will be about $7,000,000,
but high figures will very greatly '
stimulate production. The increased yearly valueHvill at least
be $10,000,000. It is probable
that prices of silver will remain ,
high for many years. The opinion
is general among metal men.
The war's effects are very far
reaching and do not omit from
their scope such a metal as silver.
War caused gold to be practically
withdrawn from circulation in
European countries, and in con-
sequence silver has been minted
into shillings,francs and roubles,
for the purpose of paying the.
armed forces of the Allies,as the
paper money of their home countries was not always acceptable
where the troops were engaged
in conflict. India and China also
have bought silver in very large
quantities and are likely to continue to be more extensive purchasers. The Sultan of Egypt
has decreed that the Indian silver rupee be legal tender in his
domain at a fixed rate of sixty-
five milliemes (Is. 4d.) a rupee
as a consequence of the presence
of Indian troops in that territory.
This is interesting as a step forward in co-ordinating of the local
currency of the British Empire,
and also an indication of another
drain upon the stock of silver
rupees in addition to that arising
for the upkeep of the Mesopotamian expedition. Not being
able to get gold, silver.of course,
comes next in demand. Canada
is the third largest producer of
silver, the annual output being
30,000,000 ounces, as compared
with 67,000,000 produced by the
United States and 55.000,000 by
Mexico. Given higher prices, it
is quite likely that the Canadian
exports will not only be larger in
bulk but in values than they have
been. As with silver so with
other metals, such as lead and
zinc; the price is not only very
much higher, but the quantity
being produced is greater than
hitherto. World production declining at the same time as the
demand is increasing cannot but
give to Canada's output a much
greater value, and will also
stimulate the industry.
The Newest in Shoes
There has just been placed in
stock at Cunningham's a new
shipment of the celebrated Walkover shoes for men. direct from
the manufacturers. This assortment includes all the latest models in dress and street shoes.
Don't fail to see them.       *    *
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Bulkley Hay For Alaska
The Juneau Dispatch says that
shipments of hay from the Bulk-
ley Valley to Juneau have broken
the hay market in Alaska, fof.as
a result of the reduction in cost
of transportation via the Grand
Trunk Pacific Railway and Steamships, a very superior grade of
hay from Central British Columbia is now being forwarded to
Alaska, where there is an ever-
ready market, and the large
saving effected will undoubtedly
be an important factor in the
further development of the hay
industry between Central British
Columbia and Alaskan ports via
the new route..
Neighbors could benefit each
other by systematically combining to buy food in quantities and
sharing it.
The Provincial Forest Board, by and
with the authority conveyed by Section
109 of the Forest Act, does hereby
order and proclaim that the following
described lands shall be exempt from
the provisions of Section 108 of the said
Act, and settlers may accordingly set
out fires upon the said lands without
first obtaining a permit therefor from
a fire warden:
Commencing at the east end of Francois Lake, Coast, Range 4, thence
southeasterly to the headwaters of the
Nithi River; thence southwesterly to
the forks of the Nechaco River, being
the junction of the streams draining
Cheslatta and Ootsa Lakes; thence
following the outlet of Ootsa Lake to
the 125th meridian; thence south along
the 125 meridian to the 53rd parallel of
latitude; thence west to the 127th meridian; thence north to the divide between
Eutsul and Ootsa Lakes on the one
side, and streams flowing into Dean
Channel and Gardner Canal on the
other side, being the summit of the
Cascade Range; thence following this
divide northwest, north and northeast to the 64th parallel; thence
easterly so as tu include all the watershed of Francois Lake to tin 125th
meridian; thence south to the north
shore of Francois Lake; thence following the north shore to point of commencement.
This area may be more generally described as including all lands whose
drainage Hows into F.utsuk, Ootsa,
Cheslatta and Francois Lakes.
The above order does not relieve any
person who may set out fires on his
property during the months of May
June.July.August and September from
any of the other provisions of the
Forest Act, and is liable under Section
127 of the Forest Act for all expenses
incurred by the Department or by another, in controlling and extinguishing
said lire should it spread beyond the
boundaries of said property or should
it threaten to do so.
The attention of settlers in the Districts covered by this order is directed
to the fact that weather conditions
extremely favorable to the spread of
fire may possibly occur in July and
August, and if fires escape control during such periods the whole of the
region may be devastated. Sparks and
burning embers will easily carry hundreds of yards during such fires and no
buildings within a quarter of a mile of
bush land can be considered safe from
fire. Every settler should, therefore,
see that his nighbor.as well as himself,
takes the precautions necessary to prevent the spread of fire.
41 Acting'Chairman of the
Provincial Forest Board.
May 27, L916,
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
Hazelton, B. C.
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Kaiser Wilhelm has gone to
the eastern front.
A new shipyard is to be established at Victoria.
The C. P. R. is to build a new
dock at Vancouver.
Chicago on Saturday held a big
preparedness parade.
Laborers on city work in Victoria ask for $3 a day.
Writs for provincial elections
will be issued on July 5.
The great bridge at Quebec is
to be completed this year.
Seven thousand B. C. soldiers
are moving to Vernon camp.
Nearly 9000 Canadian soldiers
recently arrived in England.
U.S. naval officers are agitating
for the building of zeppelins.
Australia is floating its third
war loan, which is unlimited.
Sir Rider Haggard is on his
way from Australia to Vancouver.
A dock fire in San Francisco
on Monday caused $2,000,000
Twenty-five were killed in the
wreck of a Rock Island train at
Packard, la.
A Japanese woman and child
were burnt to death in a fire at
A British submarine made a
record by remaining at sea for
forty-six days.
President Wilson will march in
Washington's preparedness parade on June 14.
In Germany there are 29,710
British military prisoners of war
and 4000 civilians.
It is rumored that Constantine,
the pro-German king of Greece,
is about to abdicate.
The Western Canada irrigation
convention will be held at Kam-
loops on July 25, 26, 27.
Dr. Young, formerly provincial
secretary, has been appointed
provincial health officer.
Three British steamers and one
Norwegian vessel wete sunk by
submarines last Saturday.
Nearly all workers in Butte,
except those engaged in mining
and smelting, are on strike.
The defence association in Holland demands the training of
every man and woman for war.
Twenty were killed or injured
in an insurrection at Maracaibo,
Venezuela, against General Garcia.
The provincial agricultural credits commission is now ready to
receive applications for farmers'
American marines at San Domingo, attacked by rebels, killed
seven without sustaining any
The Uruguay government is
sending a steamer to rescue the
marooned members of Shackle-
ton's party.
Many Canadian officers and
soldiers received decorations for
service and bravery on the occasion of the King's birthday.
Sir Ernest Shackleton, the explorer, has reached the Falkland
Islands, after enduring unprecedented hardships. Twenty-two
of his men are still on Elephant
Island,in the South Polar region.
A relief expedition will be sent
to take them off.
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper
is criticised for introducing politics into the woman suffrage
The largest river steamer in
Canada, the D. A. Thomas, was
launched last week at Peace
River Crossing.
The ice went out of Lake La-
barge on Saturday, and navigation is now open the full length
of the Yukon river.
General Worthey's column captured prisoners and booty in the
pursuit of the retreating German
forces in East Africa.
A Berlin despatch announces
the sinking of three German
steamers, off the Swedish coast,
by British submarines.
The British deficit for 1916 17,
amounting to ��1,323,105,000, will
be met by loans, which will average ��3,600,000 daily.
General Hughes states there
will be no compulsion or registra-1
tion in Canada, the voluntary
system being successful.
Thirty persons were drowned
in the capsizing of the steamer
Eleanor on the Mississippi river,
near Pleasant View,  Tennessee.
In the Gosden perjury case at
Victoria the jury disagreed and
was discharged. The accused will
be tried again at the next assizes.
One hundred persons were killed and many injured in a series
of cyclones which swept Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee
on Tuesday.
A memorial service for Lord
Kitchener will be held in St.
Paul's Cathedral, London, on
Tuesday next. The King and
Queen will attend.
Lloyd George was only prevented from accompanying Lord
Kitchener oi, the fatal voyage of
the Hampshire by the exigencies
of the Irish situation.
A London report says the Irish
question has been settled, and
that the proposed Irish parliament will be set up immediately.
Ulster will be excluded.
Owing to the scarcity of petrol, German authorities have
practically prohibited the use of
private motor cars. U. S. Ambassador Gerard was refused a
permit to buy a three-months'
Twelve hundred U. S. infantry
and 330 marines are guarding
the American legation at Pekin
and other points between the
Chinese capital and Tientsin.
There is fear of disturbances
following the death of Yuan Shi
Acknowledging that Kitchener
was an organizer of the greatest
ability, the German papers are
devoting much attention to him,
now that he is dead; but there is
no disposition to exaggerate the
importance of his death, or base
particular hopes thereon.
Root Maggots and Their Control
Among the insects which at-
attack vegetable plants, the root
maggots every year destroy many
thousand dollars worth of such
crops as cabbages, cauliflowers,
turnips, radishes, onions, beans,
corn, etc. These insects are
widespread throughout Canada,
occurring in all the provinces.
The Entomological Branch of the
Department of Agriculture has
just issued Bulletin No. 12, entitled "The Cabbage Root Maggot and Its Control in Canada,
with Notes on the Imported
Onion Maggot and the Seed-corn
Maggot." The bulletin comprises
58 pages and is well illustrated
with 29 illustrations and a valuable chart showing the egg deposition of the cabbage maggot
fly during a single season. The
various stages of the insect are
described and figured and its life
history, development,habits,etc.,
fully given.
Notes on the life history, habits,
etc., of the imported onion maggot and seed-corn maggot then
The means of controlling root
maggots are discussed at considerable length, as, for instances
felt tarred paper discs for cabbages and cauliflowers, cheesecloth frames, trap crops, autumn
planting, poisoned bait to destroy
the adult flies, etc. Cultural
control and natural control are
a'so discussed, under the latter
chapter interesting information
being given on predacious and
parasitic insect enemies.
Farmers should make early
application for this valuable bulletin. Any farmer may obtain a
copy free of charge on application
to the Chief, Publications Branch,
Department of Agriculture. Ottawa.
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.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
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Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
Gives the Best Meal
For the Lowest Price
Opp.  Police  Office,   Hazelton.
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Dr. BADGERO will be located in    |
Hazelton, beginning May 17,  1916.
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|    Dry-Goods,   Boots   &   Shoes,   Wholesale   Liquors.    ��
-We have just received a shipment of-
-Look at these prices:-
SCREEN DOORS at $1.50, $1.25 and $1.00
-Take a look at our-
Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
The Tahltan. the new H. B. C.
tunnel boat which is to run on
the Stikine, has arrived at Prince
COAL mining rightsuf the Dominiun,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
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Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
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output of the mine at the rate of five
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accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
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surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
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,G. A. McNIcholl.Aiit.Gen. Ftfitfitind PMime.fr Aimit, Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER. SATURDAY, JUNE 10. 1916
^ I a large number of German  dead
II i being found on  the recaptured
z-J) i ground.
The Verdun Struggle
Paris: The struggle on the
front north of Verdun has continued with extreme violence for
a week. The Germans occupied
Caurrette wood and th�� trenches
immediately west. The French
maintain their positions on the
slopes north  of  Hill 304.     The
The Great Sea Fight
London: It is officially announced that German losses in
the naval battle were much greater than the enemy admits. The
retreat nf the German fleet to
various ports indicates the disorder in which the enemy ships
retired.      Eighteen German war: ,   , .
vessels   were   destroyed.     The!e"emy succeeded ,n  penetrating
admiralty  refuses to make any j
lengthy   statement  until  everything is verified.
Unoffical reports say Admiral
Beatty.who commanded the British squadron, had cruised many
times in the vicinity without sue
ceeding in bringing the Germans
out of mined waters.    Important.
news was learned on this occasion, j ^ ��� , .       ,
successful    engagement   in   the
Caucasus is reported.    At Rivan-
douse the enemy retreated to the
\; a ditch north of Vaux during the
' night of June 2-3. Two fresh
.German divisons have been
' brought up.
Other War News
,    London:   On the Russian front
the enemy bombarded the village
, of Schlok and Iskull bridgehead.
There are artillery duels nt many
on the Dvinsk front.      A
About four on Wednesday afternoon the squadron was one hundred miles west of the Danish
coast when the advance sighted
the German fleet of one hundred
ships.under vice-Admiral Scheer.
criming out. Twenty battleships
and battlecruisers, with numerous
lighter cruisers, were in front.the
whole armada steaming rapidly
in a northwesterly direction. The
conditions were entirely favorable
to the Germans, who had the ad
vantage of the light, the mine
fields, and the coast of Jutland.
They soon became aware that
only a fraction of the British
fleet opposed them.
The destroyer Shark acted as a
decoy. She was battered to pieces
by gunfire, her commander and
the two surviving seamen serving
her last gun. until the command-1
er's leg was blown off as the'
vessel sank.
The big battle cruiser Queen [
Mary was sunk by concentrated;
gunfire of the German battleships
which exploded hermagazinewith
terrific force. She sank in less'
than two minutes. Reports say !
the crews of sinking ships wenti
down singing the National An-j
through the battle area report
the sea thick with floating bodies.
The British loss was 4000.
So far as ascertained,the British lost three battle cruisers,three
armored cruisers, eight destroyers and a submarine. The known
German losses include two battleships, two battle cruisers, four
light cruisers, six destroyers, one
submarine, and one zeppelin.
It is officially denied that the
British main fleet was in  action.
No surprises were sprung by
the Germans, nor was there any
evidence of the much-talked-of
17-inch guns.
There is a report in circulation
for which there is no confirmation
that eight German warships took
refuge in Danish waters after
the fight and British ships are
waiting outside for them.
Canadians in Big Battle
London: Canadian troops,again
exhibiting their ability to cope
with the German forces, are engaged in some of the hottest
fighting that has taken place in
months near Ypres. During a
night attack the Canadians succeeded in regaining much ground.
The struggle was marked by
strenuous hand-to-hand fighting.
Two Canadian generals, Mercer
ajid Williams, who were in the
frbnt trenches during the bombardment which preceded the
German attack, are reported missing.
A desperate struggle is taking
place in the Assa valley, on the
Italian front. Both sides have
lost heavily.
A Rome despatch says war between Greece and Bulgaria is
imminent, as a result of the occupation of Greek Macedonia.
Great German Losses
London: The latest reports
received by the admiralty show
that the Germans have falsified
their reports of losses. Men who
have come through the bat tie are
firm in the statement that the
German ships sunk, disabled, or
otherwise mauled so severely that
they are not at present availahle
for service, total not less than
forty of all classes. British officers in the fight identified two of
the ships sunk as the super-dread-
naught Hindenburg, the pride of
the German navy, and the new
battle cruiser Lutzow. TheSeyd-
ii     i     i    i ��� ib'tz is reported sunk by the Brit-
Merchant ships passingi. ,    _, ���       T ,     ,      J
lish off Fano Island.
The Hindenburg was sunk by
four British destroyers, being
struck successively by four tor-
i pedoes as the destroyers dashed
i along, tearing her to pieces until
|the mighty vessel teeled and
Admiral Beatty, in his flagship
Lion, led the  British  line.      He
i signalled his squadron   that  the
enemy was in sight.and fired the
first shot.    The Lion was closely
; followed by the Tiger, whicli was
| for over ten minutes under the
fire of a score of enemy warships.
The  Warspite  put two Germans
out of action, both sinking.    The
Queen Mary  went  down in  the
thick of the action.      She  shot
down a zeppelin,   whicli  fell,   a
blazing mass,   close to lhe ship,
where it was destroyed.
German sailors who were  rescued by  Scandinavian  steamers
descrihe  the Teutonic  losses in
the fight as  colossal, and state
that several  torpedo  boats and
submarines,   struck   by   British
shells, capsized andsank instantly.
British Casualties
London:    The admiralty   announces  that 333 officers  were
lost in the Jutland battle.    Practically all officers of the Que^n
Mary,   Invincible, Indefatigable,
Defence, Black Prince,Turbulent,
Tipperary, Fortune, Ardent, Nomad, Nestor and Shark perished.
1 All but one of the Warrior's oflfi-
The enemy losses were severe, I cers were saved.    On other ships
23 officers were   killed  and   22
Hun Reports False
London (official): No British
warship or destroyer has been
destroyed off the Humber or anywhere else since the Jutland
action. The Euryalus was not in
the battle and was not sunk. It
would appear from these two
false allegations being circulated
by the German authorities that
they are anxicus to exaggerate
by any means the British casualties, which have been fully and
completely announced already.
Canadians Bear Brunt
London: The Germans'terrific
drive against the Ypres salient
was met by the third Canadian
division, under General Mercer.
The brunt of the attack was borne
by General Williams' brigade
The Canucks fought like demons
against overwhelming odds all
Friday night, and on Saturdav
doggedly bombed their way back-
to their first line trench. In this
a battalion had pluckily stuck,
though losing very heavily, until
every vestige of military defence
was melted away in a tornado of
explosives. General Mercer,who
was in the trench, was wounded
and buried by a shell, but was
Great Slaughter At Verdun
Paris: On the Verdun front
the Germans are again hurling
infantry in massed formation
against the French lines near
Vaux. The assaulting columns
are compelled to cross a ravine
which is swept bv our machine
guns, which established a dead
line beyond which there is no
advance. The slaughter is beyond imagination, officers say.
A Russian Advance
Petrograd: Russian forces won
great successes on the front from
the Pripet marshes to the Roumanian frontier. It is reported
13,000 prisoners were taken.
enemy's territory since the middle
of April.
Petrograd: Russians continue
their successful offensive. On the
250-mile front between Pripet
marshes and the Roumanian border they are opposed by over
600,000 Germans. On this line
we have captured 25,000 men,
27 cannon and 50 machine  guns!
Fleet Ready For Action
London: The destroyer Acasta,
which the Germans declared they
had sunk, has arrived in port.
Hardly a vessel of the German
high seas fleet reached port undamaged after the Jutland battle,
while the British vessels engaged
were ready for action again five
hours after reaching port.
Trenches Obliterated
Ottawa: Official advices indicate that the Canadians are now
holding what was at the beginning of the battle their second
line of trenches. It is douluful
if the ground on which the first
line of trenches was located is
now held by either side, as the
trenches have been completely
obliterated by artillery fire. The
fight at this point is believed to
be practically over.
Vaux the Center
Paris: Fort Vaux, one of the
northeastern defences of Verdun,
continues to be the center of the
German efforts, but the French
still hold the position and all ap
proaches, except the northern
moat.   The Germans are attempt-
| ing to wear down the resistance
of the French by attacks in mass
I formation.   Twice yesterday the
! enemy was repulsed, with heavy
��� losses.
War Notes
Havre:   Belgian forces operating in German East Africa have
penetrated   125   miles   into the
Want Aliens Interned
London: The newspapers and
many commercial organizations
are demanding the immediate
internment of all enemy aliens,
on the ground that the Germans
may have been advised from
England of the departure of Lord
Kitchener. New restrictions on
passengers landing at ports on
the Orkney Islands are in force.
On Friday last Lord Kitchener
held a conference with members
of parliament and explained confidentially the military situation.
The Germans repeattheirclaim,
more than once denied by the
admiralty, that the Warspite,
Royal. Birmingham and Acasta
were sunk in the North Sea battle.
German   Casualties
London: The Copenhagen correspondent of the Daily Mail
learns from Kiel that the first
unofficial estimate places German
losses in last week's naval battle
at 800 killed. 1400 wounded, and
4600 missing.
Traces of Sea Battle
London: The Swedish steamer Vanda reports passing on Saturday the wreck of a gigantic
wa'ship of unknown nationality.
Hundreds of bodies were floating
around the wreckage, and for
three hours the steamer sailed
among dead sailors. Near the
spot where the derelict was encountered the Vanda sighted the
wreck of a big sailing vessel.
Huns Take Trenches
London: British trenches in
the to Am of Hooge have been
captured by the Germans. Attacks on other parts of our lines
were repulsed.
Big Losses of Canucks
Ottawa: Canadian officers' casualties in the recent heavy fighting are 230. Casualty lists of
the rank and file are coming in
rapidly. The Princess Patricias
lost very heavily.
Amsterdam: A German des-
troyerstruck a mine off Zeebrugge
and went down on May 31.
Paris: The Germans again
attacked Fort Vaux, but were
compelled to retreat in disorder,
leaving many dead.
Russian Successes
Petrograd: In their new offensive the Russians have thus
far taken 900 officers,40,000 men,
77 guns, 134 machine guns and
90 bomb throwers. The roads
are good, the supply of ammunition plentiful and the advance is
expected to develop swiftly.
Russians Take Lutsk
Petrograd: Continuing their
offensive, the Russian troops have
captured the fortress of Lutsk, in
Volhynia. as well as a series of
powerfully organized positions.
Eleven thousand additional prisoners have been taken, with a
large amount of war material. A
number of batteries were captured intact.
The Austrian lines have been
pushed back twenty miles, and
the road to Lemberg is open to
the Russians.
Taking full advantage of the
victory, it is expected that the
advancing forces will repeat the
grand sweep of Galicia.
French Leave Vaux
Paris: After seven days of
ferocious fighting, in the course
of which Fort Vaux had been
completely demolished by artillery fire, the French have evac*
uated the fort, while still holding
the outskirts of the position and
the trenches right and left of the
ruined works. Heavy fighting
continues. German attacks on
other positions were unsuccessful.
Many Canadians Wounded
��ttawa: Upwards of six thousand Canadians were killed,
wounded or missing in the terrific fighting of the last week.
General Hughes states that a
great majority of the wounded
are anxious to return to the front.
No further casualty lists of officers have been received. It is
reported that General Mercer is
still missing.
The Greek Situation
London: The Allies are to take
charge of all Greek ports, to prevent supplies reaching the enemy.
It is reported that French and
Bulgarians were engaged in battle
at Kupa hill,in Greek Macedonia.
The Bulgarians withdrew.
Huns Admit Losses
Berlin: The loss of the Lutzow
in the Jutland battle, which has
hitherto been denied for military
reasons, is now admitted. The
Rostock is also known to have
been lost.
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