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VOL. VI, NO. 19
Mines of Province Pay  Larger
Profits Than Ever
British Columbia mines last
year paid more dividends than
ever before. In both metalliferous mines and coal properties
1916 was a banner year. Individual dividends have been larger
and the aggregate also has swelled. While millions have been
paid out as profits, it must be
remembered that millions more
have been taken out in profits
which have been returned in the
way of improvements and the
wise development of properties
looking to days when prices for
metals may not be so high.
Granby Consolidated Mining,
Smelting & Power Co. leads with
a distribution of $1,049,896, making the total dividend appropriations of the company to the end
of 1916 $7,148,056, or nearly 50
per cent, on the issued capital
stock of the company. The year's
dividends exceed previous years'
by $376,480.
The next largest dividend payer is Consolidated Mining and
Smelting Co. of Canada,Limited,
operating Trail smelter and mines
at Rossland, besides silver-lead-
zinc mines in East and West
Kootenay. The dividend for the
year was $841,050, an increase of
$351,150.50 over the previous
year. This brings the total paid
in dividends by this company to
date to $3,158,660.
Standard Silver Lead continued
its distributions, making $600,-
000, equal to 30 per cent on the
capital of the company.and bringing the total dividends paid by
this company to $2,450,000, or
$122* per cent, on the capital of
the company, distributed within
a period of four years.
The Hedley Gold Mining Co.
paid 20 per cent., absorbi ng $240, -
000. The company has distributed
in dividends to date $2,063,520.
Rambler Cariboo paid $70,000.
This brings the total dividends
distributed by this mine to $490,-
Other metal mines distributing
dividends were: Mother Lode,
Sheep Creek,$135,000; Surf Inlet
Gold Mines, $137,890.
The only coal mining company
to declare dividends was Crow's
Nest, Coal, distributing $372,756
for the year, a grand total of
$2,129,898 to date.
The total dividends for the past
year amount to $3,466,592, as
against $1,857,315 forthe previous
year. This is an increase of
$1,590,176, so that the dividends
from mines have nearly doubled.
The total dividends paid by
these companies to date and mostly within the pa3t five years,
amount to $17,713,024, on a total
capitalization of $32,814,336, so
that there is no more profitable
investment than mining.
The assets of the companies
enumerated can be placed safely
at about $65,000,000.
The mines of the province have
paid $30,000,000 in dividends to
date, and have ore reserves proved
up amounting to $500,000,000.
London: A most careful study
of economic conditions in Germany reveals beyond doubt that
the peace offer was prompted by
starvation chiefly. This view is
based on statements of individual
neutrals concerning impressions
gained on visits to Germany.
While peace talk is flying back
and forth, the belligerent groups
are girding themselves for greater fighting yet. Man-power and
fighting tackle are being piled up
mountain high back of the Somme.
Discussing efforts of neutrals
to bring about peace, the Post
says it is an international melodrama, in which the neutrals are
driven by fear to do the work of
the villain,and say It is from love
of humanity.
Berlin makes the surprising
admission that many wealthy
Germans are concealing their
money, presumably against the
eventuality of German defeat.
Premier Radoslavoffof Bulgar
ia says: "Bulgaria has won the
game and can afford to sign a
peace treaty satisfactory to all."
Outside official circles the opinion grows that peace is much
nearer. It is the general belief
that the British blockade has almost ended the capacity of the
central powers for resistance and
that peace will soon arrive,either
as the result of decisive battles
or by the surrender of Germany
through starvation.
The admiralty announces another case of callous disregard of
the lives of non-combatants in
the torpedoing of the North
Wales,proceeding in ballast from
Hull to Canada. Some bodies were
washed ashore on the Cornish
Amsterdam: Great significance
is attached to the passage by the
Austro-German censors of a quotation from a Vienna paper asking the government to discover if
the Entente was ready for peace
negotiations after evacuation by
the Teutons in the west. If so,
it was declared, the evacuation
should be made immediately.
Paris: Artillery was active on
the Verdun front, in the vicinity
of Douaumont and Vaux. Elsewhere the night passed quietly.
Belgian patrols are active east
of Pervyse. During the night
there was fighting in the direction
of Ramscapelle and Dixmude.
General Haig now commands
two million soldiers.
London: Government control
of corn, wheat and flour was announced today.
The Greek 'government, supporting Constantine.has rejected
certain clauses of the Allies' demands, for reparation for attack?
on Entente troops.
Washington: The senate has
endorsed Wilson's action and approved the peace move, without
endorsing the terms of the note.
In the last year there has been
a gratifying increase in the
amount of mining business in
Omineca district, as shown by
the records of tho mining recorder's oflice at Hazelton. The number of free miners's certificates
issued was 719, an increase of 19;
mineral claims recorded, 722, an
increase of 256; certificates of
work issued, 797, an increase of
95; Crown grants of mineral
claims, 17,an increase of 10; bills
of sale and other documents of
title, 238, an increase of 78.
Placer claims and leases numbered 18, a decrease of 1, but there
are pending 11 applications for
placer leases, against 2 a year
A Costume Carnival
Hazelton Athletic Association
announces a fancy dress carnival
on Jan. 19, weather permitting.
There will be special prizes for
costumes. Further information
wil be given later.
Vital Statistics, 1916
In- Hazelton registry district
there were recorded during the
year (exclusive of Indians) 49
births, 11 marriages and 22deaths.
Postoffice Receipts
During 1916 the receipts at
Hazelton postoffice totalled $28,-
870.74, inluding stamp sales,
$3,534.74; money orders, $23,226,
find postal notes, $2,110.
London: The transport Ivernia
was sunk in the Mediterranean.
Of those aboard 150 are missing.
Berlin has not replied to the
American note asking what punishment had been inflicted on the
submarine captain who attacked
the Sussex. It is asserted that
the commander in question has
been rewarded for the deed.
For the purpose of discussing
various questions of importance
to the mining and agricultural
industries, a joint meeting of the
Board of Trade council and Progress Club executive was held in
the Club rooms yesterday. A.M.
Manson, provincial member for
Omineca, attended at the invitation of the twoorganizations.and
the conference which resulted
was of a highly profitable char-
acter.the member getting at first
hand the opinions of the business
men on various industrial and
economic problems,and rn return
informing them of the various
development plans which are being considered by the new government.
Mr. Manson expressed unbounded confidence in the future of
Omineca and declared his willingness to further all efforts to advance the development of the
district and promote its prosperity.
The trade in furs has been a
factor in Hazelton's prosperity
for many years, and it is gratifying to note that the amount paid
to trappers in 1916 was larger
than for some years. Exact figures show that local merchants
purchased raw fur to the value
of $21,711.25. To this amount
must be added the value of skins
bought by outside fur - buyers
who make Hazelton their stamping ground. During the year
nearly a score of buyers visited
the town, and it is considered
probable that their purchases
from Indians and trappers were
sufficient to bring Hazelton's total
fur trade up to at least $30,000.
Hospital Concert
The annual concert in aid of
Hazelton Hospital will be held on
Feb. 20. "Mrs. Temple's Telegram" will be presented by the
Hazelton Dramatic Society.
Christiania: Only the British
legations and Norwegian fishing
vessels supplying fish to England
are exempt from the British pro-
hibiton of exportation of coal to
Berlin: Future deliveries of coal
to Norway will be permitted by
the British only when Norwegian
ships carry coal to Italy and
France, at fixed rates.
Hazelton's Patriotic Subscriptions
For 1916 Were Over
While Hazelton has an unusually large proportion of its population on active service, the people
of the town and district are
showing that those remaining at
home are worthy of their gallant
representatives at the front, and
during 1916 the contributions to
various funds were generous in
amount. The total for all funds
was over $7000, while local subscriptions to the war loans were
For the Canadian Patriotic
Fund GovernmentAgentHoskins,
who is district treasurer, reports
contributions of $4002.67 from
Hazelton and district, in addition
to $550.00 from Telkwa and district, $395.75 from Smithers and
district, and $315.50 from New
Hazelton and district.
During the year the noble work
of the Canadian Red Cross has
been given splendid support.
Treasurer Little, of Hazelton
Branch, reports remittances to
headquarters of $1134.33, in addition to $516.37 given to the
British Red Cross. Cash on hand
is $205.48, while expenses have
been less than $20. The branch
paid $276.42 for materials, from
which the ladies made 12,500
surgical dressings, 160 pairs of
socks, and 15 suits of pajamas.
The Soldiers' Aid and Employment Committee, which supplies
tobacco and other comforts to the
boys in the trenches, and assists
them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they return
home, has sent hundreds of parcels to soldiers from this district,
in addition to large numbers of
newspapers, magazinesand books.
Contributions to this cause, including a handsome sum from
the Women's Auxiliary, were
$810.70, with expenditures of
$547.22, leaving Treasurer Allen
with a small balance in addition
to the Committee's reserve fund
of $250.
The Overseas tobacco fund has
not been neglected, local subscriptions during the year aggregating $119.65.
Contributions to the funds for
Belgian relief and for the benefit
of prisoners of war, collected by
the Union Bank and Assessor
Welch, have amounted to over
In addition to contributions to
local funds, the Hospital staff
sent $257.19 to the Prisoners of
War Fund, No. 1 Canadian Hospital, and the Overseas Tobacco
The scarcity of tonnage may
interfere with the early sending
to France of the 1500 miles ol
railway to be supplied by Canada.
There is an epidemic of crime
in Chicago. A hold-up occurs
every six hours, a murder every
second day, two suicides a day,
and an arrest every seven-and-a
Published every Saturday at Hazelton, the Center of the
Great Omineca District op British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and British Possessions, Two Dollars a
year; Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month: Beading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, January 6, 1917
No. 19
The London Spectator devoted the greater part of last Saturday's
issue to answering President Wilson's question i s to what are the
peace terms of the Entente Allies. Briefly summarized, the
principal demands as outlined by the Spectator follow:
The peace terms are to start from the status quo before the
war, thus including the evacuation of the whole of Northern France,
Belgium and Luxemburg, and all lands taken from Servia, Russia,
Roumania and Montenegro.
Alsace-Lorraine is to be restored to France.
.   The Danish portion of Schleswig-Holstein to go to Denmark.
Posen, Polish Prussia and Austrian Poland to be added to the
new sub-kingdom of Poland, which the Czar has pledged to create.
The Slavs of Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dalmatia,Croatia,etc.,to be
created into a new kingdom.
Bohemia to be an independent state.
The Roumanian section of Transylvania to be added to Roumania.
The whole of Austrian Tyrol, plus Trieste, Istria and other
portions of Austria which are Italian in blood and feeling, to be
added to Italy.
Turkey to yield Constantinople and the straits to Russia.
The Armenians to be under Russian tutelage.
The Arabs to be freed, while Syria, Asia Minor and Mesopotamia
are to be under external protection, guaranteeing tranquility.
The German colonies to remain in the hands of the Entente.
Moreover, a money indemnity for the ruin Germany has done
in Belgium, France, Servia, Montenegro, etc., must be paid.
As regards shipping, Germany must make reparation in kind
for ships of commerce destroyed, ton for ton, neutral shipping to
be replaced only after all the demands of the Allies have been
The German navy to be handed over and distributed among
the Entente nations.
As a guarantee against future war.the Alies are to insist upon
the democratization of the German government.
The Kiel canal to be neutralized under an international non-
German commission, including the Entente countries, the United
States and other neutrals.
Sheathe Not the Sword
"Peace, peace, when there is no
Sheathe not the Sword  ere yet
the strife is ended;
Prate not of Peace before proud
wills are bended���
Sheathe not the Sword!
Sheathe not the Sword!   What
of thy valiant dead ?
'Twaa  not  for   this   their   rich
hearts' blood was shed-
Sheathe not the Sword!
Sheathe not the Sword!   Thousands our kinsmen stand
Waiting the issue in that Shadow
Sheathe not the Sword!
Sheathe not the Sword [Thousands
thy kinsmen wait
To enter at thy need stern Death's
dark gate-
Sheathe not the Sword!
Harden thy heart!   Stay not the
slaying hand
Till each,   erect,   stand  in   his
cleansed land���
Sheathe not the Sword!
Harden thy heart!    Withold the
pitying ear,
Until the Hymn of Hate turn to
a cry of fear���
Sheathe not the Sword!
���Corporal Lee, 4th Black Watch.
The Bacon-Hog Industry
Few people realize the change
that has taken place in trade
owing to the war. An example
of this is shown in the bacon industry. Prior to 1914 each year
saw the exports from Denmark
to Great Britai n increase and
those from Canada decrease for
at least a decade back. Since
that time Denmark has seemingly
switched her trade from her
friends to the enemy, for in 1915
the exports declined 73,000,000
pounds. At the same time Canada's exports have been continually on the increase, having been
23,620,861 pounds for the year
ending March 31,1914; 72,036.025
pounds for 1915, and 144,160,309
pounds for 1916, Against this
has to be recorded a decrease in
the last five years in the number
of hogs in the country of one
million. These facts are given
in a pamphlet entitled "The Ba-
con Hog and the British Market,"
by John Bright, live stock commissioner, and H. S. Arkell,
assistant commissioner, that can
be had free on application to the
Publications Branch, Department
of Agriculture, Ottawa. The
authors point out that this statt
���f affairs is most unfortunate, in
the face of the rare opportunity
that is offered to further extend
our "Wiltshire side" trade with
Great Britain, a trade that for
the year ending Dec. 31, 1915,
amounted in value to $15,957,652.
While there is a certain demand
also for the fat hog, Messrs.
Bright and Arkell do not favor
increased breeding in that direction for the export trade, as the
United States are in a superior
position to Canada for the raising
of that particular sort. The
bacon hog is our opportunity, but
to take advantage of it we shall
have to be more conservative in
our methods. As the pamphlet
says, the world over there exists
a confidence in the future of the
live stock trade which has no
parallel in history. Canada now
has the opportunity of placing
herself in in a very powerful position in the export bacon business. The most stable condition
of affairs can be brought about
by each farmer doing "his bit"
to increase production without
involving himself in any great
Kirby's Hardshells Won
The only New Year's event in
Hazelton was a spectacular hockey game, which was played in
tjie afternoon by two teams of
married men, captained by J. E.
Kirby and R. E. Allen. ( The
match provided the players with
a good deal of strenuous exercise
and the spectators with much
entertainment. The score was
4-3. The teams were: Kirby,
Hoskins, Moseley, MacKay,Noel,
Sargent, G. Rock���4; against
Allen,Chettleburgh,Glassey, Reid
Naylor, Little, R. J. Rock���3.
What Grattan Thought
London, Jan. 2: -In connection
with the peace situation, Henry
Grattan's famous speech in 1815
is recalled here. The great Irish
orator,speaking of the Napoleonic proffer of peace, said:
"Such offers of peace are nothing more than one of the arts of
war, attended most assuredly by
charging on you the odium of a
long and protracted conflict and
with much commonplace and
many good saws and sayings of
the miseries of bloodshed and
the savings and good husbandry
of peace."
Following an election in which
the change of name from Berlin
was endorsed by a large majority, Kitchener, Ont., was the
scene of a riot, precipitated by
the attempt of an objector to tear
down a Union Jack.
Carranza may declare war on
the U. S. if Villa seizes Tampico
oil fields, which are the principal
source of revenue. It is held that
the American invasion was the
cause of  Villa's latest rebellion.
The deepest drill hole in the
world is said to be one in upper
Silesia, where a prospect borehole was cut by a diamond-drill
to a depth of 7347 feet. This
hole is 1.44 feet in diameter at
the surface, diminishing with
depth to 0.157 feet at the bottom.
Bay gelding; weight800; branded C on right hip; star on forehead. Owner may obtain same
by pitying for feed and advertisement. Martin & Wallace.Colley-
mount, B.C.
British Columhia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Made To Order
Which assists the wives and families of Canada's gallant
soldiers, requires millions of dollars to keep the soldiers'
home fires burning.
District Treasurer: Stephen H. Hoskins, Government Agent
Hazelton Committee:
J. E. Kirby, H. H. Little, R.E.Allen, J. Naylor, Wm. Ware
Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The Hazelton  Branch requests the support of all in its j~
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitarian
Honorary Presidents: Mrs. (Rev.) John Field; Mrs. (Rev.)
W. Hogan
Chairman:   Dr. H. C. Wrinch
Vice-Presidents: S. H. Hoskins; Mrs. E. R. Cox; W. J. Carr
Honorary Secretary: Miss J. C. Grant
Honorary Treasurer: H. H. Little, Manager Union Bank
Executive Committee:
Mrs. H. C. Wrinch,  Mrs. R. G. Moseley,  Mrs. Chas. Reid
Miss Hogan, Rev. John Field, Rev. M. Pike, H. H. Phillips
Large or Small Contributions will be Gratefully Received
eid,   Jr
Hips r
Endeavors to supply soldiers from Hazelton district with
such comforts and necessities as cannot be readily obtained
at the front, and will assist them to re-establish themselves
in civil life when they retu n. The Committee is acting in
co - operation   with   the   Provincial   Returned   Soldiers'
Commission and the Military Hospitals Commission
Contributions to the Soldiers' Aid Tobacco Fund are Welcome
Chairman: A. R. Macdonald
Honorary Secretary-Treasurer: R.E.Allen, District Forester
S. II. Hoskins,  A.   E.  Player,  Wm.  Ware, Jos.  Naylor,
H. H. Little, J. K. Frost, F. B. Chettleburgh
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The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Parliament is called for Jan. 18.
Bratiano heads the new Rou-
During 1916 Canada recruited
178,537 soldiers.
U.S. mines produced three billion dollars in 1916.
On Thursday 150 invalided soldiers reached Quebec.
The Panama exposition at San
Dtego has been closed.
Calgary and Edmonton now
have women magistrates.
A California cow produced over
$500 worth of butter in 1916.
One munitions order just placed
in Canada is for $175,000,000.
Von Bissing, the German governor of Belgium, is seriously ill.
T. C. Casgrain, Canada's postmaster-general, is dead, of pneumonia.
Gold sent to the U. S. by the
Allied nations totals over $680,-
Winnipeg trade and labor council opposes National Service registration.
Canada will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of Confederation
on July 1.
Over 800,000 Christmas parcels
were sent to Canadian soldiers in
one week.
Joseph Armstrong, M.P. for
East Lambton, may be Canada's
new postmaster-general.
Russian war loan subscriptions
have increased considerably since
the publication of the peace notes.
Forty-five women patients were
burned to death in a fire at St.
Ferdinand insaneasylum.Halifax.
A Washington despatch says
the American troops remaining
in Mexico will probably be withdrawn.
The chartered banks of Canada
are providing $50,000,000 to finance Imperial purchases in the
Parker Williams has resigned
the Newcastle seat. Hawthorn-
waite may be a candidate in the
Four eclipses of the sun and
three of the moon, the greatest
number possible in one year, will
occur in 1917.
Reciprocal arrangements have
been made between the Bank of
England and the U. S. Federal
Reserve Bank.
Ten thousand Americans are
serving with the British forces,a
majority of them being in Canadian regiments.
A deputation two or three thousand strong will visit Ottawa in
a few Weeks, to ask for Dominion-
wide prohibition.
The exportation from Canada
of rags, etc., consigned to any
point outside of British possessions is prohibited.
The cyclone in Arkansas last
week cut a swath four miles wide,
causing many deaths and immense property loss.
The fronts held by British
troops in France and Macedonia
have been considerably extended
in the last fortnight.
The E. D. &. B.C. railway has
called for tenders  for  a  steel
bridge over the Peace river, immediately north of the town of
Peace River. The cost will be
The Union Pacific railway has
insured the lives of its 40,000
employees, The policy is for
thirty million dollars.
A record seizure of opium was
made by U.S. customs officers at
Honolulu, $50,000 worth of the
drug being confiscated.
The scarcity of tonnage may
interfere with the early sending
to France of the 1500 miles ot
railway to be supplied by Canada.
Three hundred streetcars were
burned in a fire which destroyed
the East King-street barns of the
Toronto Railway,Co. The damage
was $750,000.
A flood in central Queensland
this week devastated the town of
Clermont. Fifteen persons were
drowned and hundreds are reported missing.
Owing to the large number of
doctors on'active service, Britain
may find it necessary to "mobil
ize" civilian physicians, in order
to ensure service when required.
Sundestedt and Nyegard, who
will attempt to fly from St. John,
Nfld., to the West coast of Ireland in a ten-ton Curtiss airplane,
expect to make the trip in twenty hours.
There is an epidemic of crime
in Chicago. A hold-up occurs
every six hours, a murder every
second day, two suicides^ a day,
and an arrest.every seven-and-a
half minutes.
Berlin has not replied to the
American note asking what pun
ishment had been inflicted on the
submarine captain who attacked
the Sussex. It is asserted that
the commander in question has
been rewarded for the deed.
In the Supreme Court of British
In the  matter of the Administration
Act and in the matter of the  Estate
of  Allan   A.    McMillen,    deceased,
. testator.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the ninth day of December, 191 d, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of Allan A. McMillen, deceased, testator.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 12th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B.C.
In the Supreme Court of British
In  the matter  of the Administration
Act and in the matter of   the   Estate of John Erik Lindquist.deceased,
TAKE NOTICE that, by an order of
His Honour Judge Young, dated
the ninth day of December, 1916, I was
appointed Administrate! of the Estate
of John Erik ;Lindquist, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said Estate are nereby requested
to forward the same, properly verified,
to me,before the 26th day of December,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said Estate are required to pay
the amounts of their indebtedness to
me forthwith.
Dated 11th December, 1916.
Official Administrator,
16-17 Hazelton, B. C.
Certificate of Improvements
Omineca mining division of Omineca
district*, located on Rocher de Boule
mountain, on Juniper creek, adjoining
the Iowa mineral claim on the south.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Jas. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
No. 43174B, acting as agent for Charles
F. Booth, Free Miner's Certificate No.
43178B, intend sixty days from the
date hereof to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant for the above claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this second day of December,
A.D. 1916. Jas. E. Dean.
Certificate of Improvements
HAZELTON MINERAL CLAIM, situate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Nine-mile Mountain on the Babine Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy
and George Railson per his attorney
Thomas Railson, Free Miner's Certificates Nos. 98326B, 43167B, and 41366B,
respectively,intend sixty days from the
date hereof, to apply to the Mining
Recorder for a Certificate of Improvements, for the purpose of obtaining a
Crown Grant of the above claim.
And further take notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 11-19
Dated October 31st, 1916.
Per T. Railson, Atty.;
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 Post Office, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
Commercial Printing at
of all kinds.
Lowest   Rates.     Strongest   Companies.
Prompt and Liberal Settlements.
Mining Machinery and Supplies.
Cradock's Wire Cables.
Estimates given for Tramways.
J. F. MAGUIRE,   Hazelton
Insurance and Manufacturers' Agent
The Miner is two dollars a year.
From Kispiox Valley, in July,
one White Gelding, from 700 to
800 pounds. Brand X on left
hip.   Please inform
District Forester,
10-13 Hazelton, B.C.
A Telephone saves time and
money. Get on the lines of
progress. Ask for full information.
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
^"OAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
^-* in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term of twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,560 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by the applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections,'and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5, which will be refunded if the rights applied for are not
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of five
cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, such
returns should be furnished at least
once a year.
The lease will include the coal mining
rights only, but the lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available
surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at
the rate of $10.00 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.
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February 7, 21, March 7, 21, at 1 P.M. Fortnightly sailings to Port
Simpson, Stewart, and Queen Charlotte Island points.
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f~     MONDAY, JAN. 1        ||
London: The French armored
cruiser Gaulois, of 11,260 tons,
with a complement of 631 men,
was torpedoed in the Mediterranean, and sank in an hour and a
half. Only four men were lost.
The Gaulois carried 42 guns.
She had served in the Dardanelles
A mine was successfully blown
up by us northeast of Neuville
St. Vaast. The artillery carried
out an effective bombardment on
enemy trenches during the night
in the neighborhood of Serre,
shelling a number of places of
military importance behind the
enemy's lines.
Enemy trenches south of Le
Transloy were bombarded with
good results.
Athens: A newspaper favoring
the cause of Venizelos and the
Allies was stopped and its presses
destroyed. Only journals favoring tht king are allowed to print.
The royalist press is in a warlike
mood against the Entente. German victories are announced on
all fronts.
London: The British, during
the month of December, lost 450
officers and 12,235 men.
In their reply to the proffer of
Germany and her allies the Entente Allies, in a collective note,
declare they refuse to consider
the proposal, which is empty and
insincere, and they insist that no
peace is possible until they have
secured reparation for violated
rights and liberties and the free
existence of small states and have
brought about a settlement for
the future security of the world.
Paris: The day was relatively
calm, marked only by intermittent artillery actions both sides
of the Ancre and on the left bank
of the Meuse. German artillery
was active in the region of Dixmude and Steenstraaete.
It is expected that some days
will elapse before the Entente
powers make public reply to the
Wilson peace suggestions. The
French foreign office has received
identical notes from the Swedish,
Norwegian and Danish ministers
supporting President Wilson's
peace movement.
Athens: The Italian minister
to Greece presented the demands
of the Entente for reparation by
the Greek government on account
of losses sustained during the recent clash between Greeks and
Entente troops. The crown
council immediately assembled,
King Constantine presiding. The
staff was ordered to hasten the
removal of troops, in accordance
with the Entente demand. The
country is said to be in a bad
plight. The Allies will raise the
blockade about Jan. 5.
London : Southeast of Le
Transloy enemy defences were
bombarded. An ammunition depot was blown up. As a result
of our fire the enemy artillery is
more active than usual.
The Morning Post describes the
joint note of the Allies as a document in which ten nations have
defied the powers of darkness.
Once more they have pledged
themselves to fight to the end.
The Post says it is a moral victory
of extraordinary moment to civi
ization. If we are not fighting
in the cause of righteousness we
have made the greatest mistake
known to history. For this reason the intervention of neutrals
is, and must be, futile, and for
this reason the German terms
are now declared impossible of
Many Canadians are mentioned
in the King's New Year's honor
list for the military.
Washington: In a signed document addressed to the nation,
more than fifty prelates and laymen of various denominations
unite in a warning against premature peace in Europe which
may be a curse instead of a
blessing. They declare that all
Christians should consider the
wrongs committed before trying
to rush into a peace.
Boston: Radio messages warn
shipping to look out for a disguised German raider believed to
be in the Atlantic.
Madrid: The Spanish government considers Wilson's peace
note inopportune, and will suspend its action.
London: A despatch from
Amsterdam quotes a German letter, which says: "We are starving! Tell everybody outside Germany that if the soldiers can
stand it any longer, we cannot.
We women of Germany cannot
go on seeing our children suffer
privation and hunger. Death is
better than such life."
In many little towns in northwest Germany conditions are
terrible, despite continual smuggling of foodstuffs from Holland.
The people of Cologne have had
no milk for four weeks. Every
day rioting occurs between buyers
and between buyers and police.
London: Our patrols entered
enemy trenches at several places
east of Armentieres. During the
night enemy artillery was active
north of the Ancre. Artillery
activity continued on both sides
at various places along the front,
but was most marked on the Loos
salient and neighborhood.
The British press hopes the
Allies' reply to President Wilson's note will be a course of
plain speaking, with a clear statement of the circumstances in
which they would consider peace
The government will buy out
and control the liquor trade.
England began eating war
bread yesterday. Except in color
the bread shows but slight difference from ordinary white bread.
Scotland has another week's supply of white bread.
Marine casualties in December
total 115 steamers, a majority
being British.
Petrograd: Russian and Roumanian forces retired at some
points on the Moldavian frontier.
In Kasino, close to the Hungarian
frontier, Roumanian troops regained lost ground.
Peris: Skirmishing about small
posts in the woods of Le Pretre
and Jary, northwest of Hiry.was
one of the features of the fighting
on the western front last night.
Switzerland is fearful of Hun
designs, thinking the feverish
trench digging on the frontier
portends athrustatLyonsthrough
that country. Such an attack
would turn France's defences.
The Swiss agree that they must
watch carefully their frontiers.
Germany could strike at Verdun
from the rear and flank by invading Switzerland.
Washington: Congress is still
unwilling to endorse Wilson's
action on peace.
London: Authentic official information, substantiating press
reports of the seriousness of conditions in Germany and Austria,
was partly instrumental in deciding the Allies to turn a deaf
ear to the peace pleas. It is
evident that the Teutonic nations
are within measurable distance
of the limit of endurance of their
much-suffering people. The feeding of the population is a huge
problem. The reply to Wilson's
peace note will be fully drafted
today. It is expected to be positive, candid, and sincere.
Total British casualties, Dec. 1
to 23 inclusive, were 815 officers
and 36,350 men.
Over one thousand Canadian
wounded have been moved to
Buxton to recuperate.
The Daily Mail, in an editorial
condemning the Saloniki expedition and demanding its recall,
declares the expedition notoriously was planned by civilians in
defiance of military traditions.
Many Canadians have been
awarded the military cross.
The new substitution system
will make nearly four million
men available.
Paris: Artillery activity north
and south of the Somme and in
the region of Rouvroy and Verdun is reported. Around Dead-
man hill and Bezon Vaux our
troops took many prisoners.
Over half a million men were
captured by the Allied armies
during 1916.
New York: Reports of new
German submarines which are
capablr! of laying mines while
submerged, and a new report of
a mysterious German raider roaming the Atlantic were brought
here by the Holland-American
liner Nieuw Amsterdam.
G. H. Putnam,president of the
American Rights League, says
twenty-seven millions have been
spent in the States alone, with a
view to bending American opinion
in the direction desired by Berlin.
Nine hundred refugees from
Belgium and Russian Poland have
arrived from Rotterdam.
London: The Morning Post
prints a despatch from its Washington correspondent, who warns
the British not to take too much
for granted regarding relations
between Great Britain and the
States, and especially not to commit the folly of assuming that
nothing can happen that may disturb the relations now existing.
He thinks there is real danger in
the American sentiment for
peace.since millions look to peace
to cut thf cost of living.
Persistent reports from Italy
and Switzerland that Germany
will make a reply to the Allied
refusal of peace terms and will
list its demands and concessions
has aroused great interest here.
The American view that the
door remains open for peace is
regarded here as correct, with
the qualification that Germany's
need of peace must be great
enough to force her to abandon
the attitude of a victor instead of suppliant, girt with repentance and prepared to give
the guarantees which the Allies
deem essential to future peace.
Two zeppelins were destroyed
by fire at Tondern, Schleswig.
Paris: France fears a dash by
German armies across neutral
Switzerland in a deperate attempt
to turn the French and Italian
lines and relieve the pressure of
Allied forces on two fronts.
It was calm last night along
the whole whole western front.
The enemy report that the
French battleship Verite was
sunk is absolutely false.
The capture of Matchin is regarded as ending the defence of
Dobrudja. The Russians held
Matchin to protect Bralia from
the rear. The Teutons are in a
position to push then guns within
eight miles of Bralia. If the invaders capture Bralia the Russian
line west of the Danube will, it
is assumed, be withdrawn.
Petrograd: Enemy aeroplanes
displayed activity and dropped
bombs at various points. One
machine was brought down.
On the Moldavian front the enemy twice assumed the offensive
at Kotumba, but was repulsed.
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