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VOL. VI, NO. 13
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
Remember December 2nd.
W.A. Sale of Work. Dec. 14.
W. W. Kerr has returned from
a visit to the coast.
Roy Hobart, of Vancouver, was
among Tuesday's arrivals.
C. H. Dennis, of Vancouver,
was in town on Wednesday.
J. A. Hodder returned from
Prince Rupert on Wednesday.
W. J. Sweeney, who has been
ranching; at Houston, is in town,
E. Larson,of Wistaria, is among
the week's visitors in Hazelton.
H. J. Dunbar was up from
Skeena Crossing for the weekend.
Rev. M. Pike returned yesterday from a visit to Rocher de
Born���At Hazelton Hospital, on
Nov. 20, a son to Mr. and Mrs.
H. A. Harris.
Inspector Wynn, of the provincial police, was a visitor in
Hazelton yesterday.
Telegraph and telephone lines
have been in trouble this week,
as a result of the snowstorm.
Twelve sacks of Christmas
parcels for overseas have been
despatched by Postmaster McVittie.
H. H. Findlay,acting sergeant-
major of the grenade company
of the 16th, is reported wounded
and missing.     i
The annual meeting of Hazelton Conservative Association will
be held in St. Andrew's Hall on
Monday evening, at 8:;i0.
Don't forget the Soldiers' Aid
social, to be given hy the young
ladies in Assembly Hall next
Saturday evening, Dec. 2.
T. W. Brewer, sergeant-major
of the 16th Battalion bombers,
has rejoined his corps, having
recovered from his wounds.
The executive committee of
the athletic association has made
arrangements for the opening of
the skating rink as soon as ice
can be made. The appointment
of a caretaker has not yet been
decided upon, but James Latham
has been appointed manager.
Dance Tonight
The dance in Assembly Hall
tonight will commence at 9 sharp
and will close at 12. Refreshments will be served at 11. Mrs.
Chappellt will be at the piano.
The net proceeds will be given
to the Red Cross Society. The
comfort of those attending will
be well provided for.
Washington: The population
of the U.S. is now 102,826,309,to
which the dependencies add over
ten millions.
London: If the German official
reports are accurate, Falkenhayn
has tightened his grip on eastern
Roumania, Berlin claims that
the Teutonic forces have occupied
Arsova and Turnu-Servin. If
this is correct, the invaders now
control three of the largest cities
in eastern Roumania.
In Dobrudja the Russians and
Roumanians arc apparently holding the enemy in check, and, in
places, gaining ground. Bucharest reports the repulse of
Teuton forces which attempted
to cross the Danube at Zim-
nitza,  on the Bulgarian frontier.
Petrograd: Russian forces in
Dobrudja have advanced southward, reaching Tushul and crossing the Karlai.
The Roumanians have occupied
five more villages in this region. I sunk   by  an  internal explosion.
Paris:     A successful surprise
attack  on a German trench near
Hilsenheim,   Alsace,   resulted in j
the   capture   of   a   number   of
Germans by the  French  troops.
On the Somme front, in the
sector of Sailly-Saillisel, there
was lively cannonading.
Five German aeroplanes were
destrpyed by Allied aviators in
a series of forty air lights.
London: The British hospital
ship Braemar Castle, homeward
bound from Saloniki to Malta,
was sunk by a mine or torpedo in Mykoni Channel, in
the Mgean. All aboard were
saved.   The ship \v:is of 6318 tons.
Ottawa: Premier Borden has
appointed Hon. A. E. Kemp minister of militia and defence, in
snccession to  Sir Sam   Hughes.
Petrograd:  The Russian dreadnaught Imperatritsa Maria whs
London: Along the British'
front in the Somme regipn there
was no event of importance yesterday. General Haig reports
further successful raids on enemy
trenches southeast of Grenay and
Festubert and at Bois de Grenier.
Saloniki: The Allied troops
under General Sarrail are making
further advances west of Monastir. The battle northeast of the
recaptured city is still in progress.
Italian troops, co operating with
Sarrail's forces, are advancing
also,   having  reached   Nezopoli.
Preventable Fires
The following list ol "causes
of fires" selected from reports on
fires to the provincial department
of insurance during Ihe first half
of 1916 will bear its own lesson
to thoughtful persons and shows
that many fires may be prevented '
by forethought and ordinary!
Ashes placed against wood;
candle carelessness; clothes hung
too near stove; defective chimneys and fireplaces (898 fires,loss!
$31,801); defective stoves, fur- j
naces, and pipes (7 fires, loss I
$13,841) ; electrical appliances
(current not turned off); firewood
too near stoves (7 fires, loss!
$3,513); furnaces, stoves and j
pipes insufficiently protected (49
fires, loss $42,070); gasoline carelessness (for example, lighting
fires with gasoline); grease,paint
or tar boiling over on stove; carelessness with lamps; match carelessness, leaving matches within
reach of children (7 fires, one
child burned to death); oil stove
explosions, leaky oil stove; rubbish or papers too near stove;
smokers' carelessness (14 fires,
loss $6,597); spontaneous combustion (oily rags and rubbish allowed to accumulate) ; stove pipe
chimneys; thawing pipes (torch
exploded and woman standing
nearby was sprinkled with gasoline and burned to death).
Methodist Church
Rev. M. Pike will preach at 7:30
tomorrow evening on the subject:
"Tennyson's Prophecy."
Special Music.   All are-invited.
Among the soldiers of whom
Hazelton is prouvfci Major G. B.
North, who enlisted as a private
in the Engineers and has risen to
the command of the First Canadian Tunneling Company. "Cy"
received his various promotions
for acts of skill and daring which
were to be expected of one with
the pluck and brains which made
him such a valuable member of
our champion hockey and baseball
teams. His latest distinction is
the Military Cross, which he won
by defeating a German attack on
his trench. Coming out of his
mine shaft, he found the infantry disorganized by a surprise
attack, but (rallied them, and with
the assistance of his own men
repulsed the Huns. Major North,
who is still in his twenties, is a
civil and mining engineer. He
has been in charge of the Surprise and other properties in this
'Our Day" Collections
The Miner has received from
Lieutenant-Governor Barnard a
statement of "Our Day" contributions to the British Red Cross,
showing that British Columbia
subscribed $36,133.68, which is
more than double last year's
contribution. The number of
places in which collections were
made was 158,and in this list Hazelton. with $367.37, is sixteenth.
S. A. Commissioner Coming
Commissioner Chas. Sowton.of
the Salvation Army, who is visiting the branches of that organization in Yukon, Alaska and
British Columbia, will arrive in
Hazelton on Wednesday, accompanied by Staff-Captain Peacock.
The visitors will spend a short
time at Glen Vowell.
People of Hazelton Send Xmas
Cheer to the Boys in
the Trenches
Christmas parcels to the number of 112 have been sent to Ha-
zelton's boys in khaki by the
Soldiers' Aid, and, so far as
known, no soldier from the town
or vicinity has been overlooked.
The committee's campaign for
the Christmas fund is proving
successful, and it is expected
that the cost of the parcels will
be covered by the special contributions, leaving the committee's
relief fund intact.
On behalf of our soldiers, the
committee extends hearty thanks
to the ladies and gentlemen who
assisted in the preparation and
mailing of the parcels, as well as
to contributors to the Christmas
Brewster at the Helm
Victoria: Following the receipt of official returns of the
soldiers' vote, the deputy provincial secretary declared the successful candidates elected. Premier Bowser at once placed his
resignation in the hands of the
lieutenant-governor, recommending Brewster as his successor,
and the change of government
was made with but little ceremony. The retiring ministers
made a presentation to Mr. and
Mrs. Bowser.
Hospital Sunday
On Sunday Dec. 3 the churches
will hold a united service in St.
Peter's Church at 7:30 p.m. The
collection will be given to the
Hazelton Hospital.
The rummage sale in aid of
the Red Cross,conducted by Mrs.
E. R. Cox and Mrs. R. G. Moseley, was the first affair of the
kind held here, but was most
successful. A large variety of
goods don ted by friends of tne
cause, was sold at bargain prices,
and the receipts were over $100.
A handsome cushion, made by an
interned German, was contributed by Chief Constable Taylor.
Raffled byN Mrs. Moseley, i t
brought $25 to the Red Cross
The fortnightly sewing party
will be held at the Mission House
on Thursday next, Nov. 30, at 3
p.m. The President hopes that
as many members as possible will
be present, ��� in order to mdke
arrangements for the annual
sale, which will be held in the
Assemby  Hall  on December 14.
Coming Events
Nov. 2S Dance in Assembly Hall,
8:30 p.m.
Nov. 27 -Annual Meeting Hazelton
Conservative Association, St. Andrew's
Hall, 8:30 p.m.
Nov. 30 -Working Meeting of W.A.,
Mission House, 3 p.m.
Dec. 2 -Social Evening for the benefit of Soldier's Aid, Assembly Hall, 8
Dec. 3 Hospital Sunday. Joint service in St. Peter's Church, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 8���Monthly Red Cross Social,
St. Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
Dec. 14���Sale of Work by Women's
Auxiliary, Assembly Hall, 8 p.m.
The Military Hospitals Commission at Ottawa informs us
that 2081 soldiers were under its
care at the beginning of this
month. Of these 426 were at
sanatoria for tuberculosis and
1616 at convalescent hospitals,
682 of the latter being outpatients, while 39 members of
the force were in asylums for
the insane. Of the 426 cases of
tuberculosis, it may be added,
almost exactly half were discovered in time to prevent them
from leaving Canada for the seat
of war.
According to a statement prepared by the Militia Department
up to October 5, 1916, the number of soldiers sent back to Canada because of medical unfitness
was 6208. Of these, 961 were
suffering from wounds, shell-
shock or the effects of gas; 122
were insane; 245 were afflicted
with tuberculosis, while the remainder, 4880, were suffering
from other diseases and disabilities.
All Canadians ought to know
what is being done by the Military Hospitals Commission,acting
on behalf of the whole body of
citizens for the  restoration   of
(Continued on Page Two) THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER-25. 1916
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Camilla and Hritish Possessions, Two Dollars a
year: Foreign, Three Dollars a year.
ADVERTISING RATES: Display, $2.50 per inch per month: Reading
Notices, 20 cents per line for each insertion. Legal notices inserted at B. C.
Gazette rates.
(Continued from Page One)
Vol. VI.
Saturday, November 25, 1916
No. 13
That the annual loss of property by fire in Canada is disproportionately large has been demonstrated by official figures, while
this province, which in most things is abreast of the times, has not
done any better than the rest of the Dominion. In the first six
months of this year, reports from cities and municipal districts,
without including unorganized communities, showed a total of 378
fires, with_ a loss of $767,500, as against 358 fires and a loss of
$754,027 in the same months last year. This increase in fire loss
shows that the people of British Columbia are not taking the matter
of fire-prevention seriously. The waste and loss caused by fire can
be almost entirely eliminated,if the people will take the precautions
dictated by commonsense. In Hazelton and the surrounding district
there have been no serious fires during the year; but this immunity
from loss can only continue if householders and merchants exercise
reasonable care.
The season of fire danger is here, and it behooves every citizen
to take such steps that his own and his neighbors' property shall be
reasonably safe from fire. Returns to the provincial department of
insurance show that in six months 49 fires,causing a loss of $42,070,
were traced to insufficiently protected stoves, furnaces or pipes;
while 39 fires were caused by defective chimneys or fireplaces, with
a loss of $31,801. Seven fires, causing a loss of $3,513, were due to
firewood being left too near stoves. All this shows that householders should make careful preparations for cold weather by
seeing that stoves and pipes are in good order, and that all Hoors
and woodwork near them are protected against any chance of
ignition by hot embers or overheating; that paper an I combustible
rubbish is removed from their premises, and that a proper place
is provided for firewood, as well as for ashes, which should never
be thrown against wooden partitions or fences or placed in wooden
Hazelton fire wardens, acting under provincial authority, are
about to make their fall inspection of all premises. It is their duty
to see that reasonable precautions against fire are taken by all
householders and business men, and The Miner would urge the
people of the town to give the wardens every assistance in their
public-spirited and unpaid work. It may be well to mention that
the wardens have power to force compliance with their requests.
A Splendid Training
The 6th Field Co., Canadian
Engineers, whose headquarters
are at North Vancouver, are
offering a splendid opportunity
to the handy man.
Any man of ordinary intelli-
g'mce, able to use his hands,drive
a horse or motor wagon,or a man
used to tools of any kind,can find
a good opening' with the Engineers. The extraordinary number
and variety of jobs the Engineers
are called upon to handle in the
daily routine of warfare, bring
openings which all classes of
helpers can contribute to fill.
To the man who is considering
enlistment, the Engineers offer a
scope where his natural abilities
will have the best chance for
development. The nature of the
work in this section of the army
is different to that of the infantry
regiments. Promotion, too, is
rapid to anyone with the constructive instinct.
Carpenters, miners, plumbers,
fitters, wheel wrights, electricians,
etc., also handy men without
experience, in fact any men with
ambition to succeed and learn a
trade, are wanted. They should
communicate with the Recruiting
Office, and get to know of the
advantages open to those joining
this section of the forces.
The Engineers are the beginning and end of all movements in
modern warfare. Whether it be
the building of the camp at the
opening of mobilization, fitting up
the lighting, heating, water and
sanitation systems, to the far off
work at the front,   where they
are bridge-building, cable-laying,
preparing tracks and roads for
the advancing troops; the Engineers' work is daily one of absorbing interest.
It will be readily seen what
numerous opportunities are afforded to the handy man to become skilled in any particular
branch of work he may desire.
When joining up a man is given
the chance of deciding what he
is specially adapted for, and he
can then acquire a knowledge
and experience which will assuredly be of use to him at the conclusion of the war, and when he
returns to civil life.
The Recruiting Offices of the
Canadian engineers are at the
corner of Hastings and Homer
Streets, Vancouver and at 606
View St., Victoria, and the Recruiting Officer will arrange for
free transportation for anyone
enlisting from any part of British
Columbia by communicating with
the Officer Commanding 6th Field
Co., Canadian Engineers, North
Vancouver, B.C.
Trail Smelter Record
Just 114 mines have sent a
total of 415,983 gross tons of
gold, copper, silver, lead or zinc
ore or concentrates to the Consolidated smelter at Trail in che
first ten months of 1916. This is
in excess of last year's shipments
for the same period by over
20,000 tons.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
their wounded defenders to a
position of self-support and independence.
Every wounded soldier ismed-
ically examined on arriving at
Quebec. If he is no longer in
need of hospital treatment he is
sent home free of expense and
discharged with a pension or
gratuity according to the extent
of his disability.
If he needs further treatment
he is taken to the hospital or
sanatorium where the treatment
most suitable to his case is available, and, if possible, to that
which is is nearest his home.
Men who cannot resume their
former work on discharge are
advised and enabled to take
special training for new occupations. This is provided free of
cost, and while the men are being trained the Dominion government maintains them and their
Men needing artificial limbs
are taken to Toronto, where these
limbs are made and supplied
without charge. Men with serious
nerve disorders are treated specially in the Ontario Military
Hospital at Cobourg.
Provincial governments have
appointed commissions to help
discharged men in securing steady
and remunerative work. The
Dominion government and other
authorities and employers systematically give preference to returned soldiers when filling
vacant positions.
The public can, and should, cooperate heartily in this urgently
necessary work by encouraging
men to take fullest advantage of
the curative and educational opportunities given them,and afterwards by seeing that they get
work. Local committees have
been formed for this purpose in
Hazelton and many otrer towns,
but much more has to be done in
this way.
The treatment, most carefully
carried out in accordance with
the latest discoveries and proved
results of medical experience,
includes many forms of strengthening exercises, often requiring
special and costly apparatus; the
scientific use of electricity, massage and continuous baths for
affected limbs; with wise dieting
and fresh air as a matter of
Occupation is often as necessary
and beneficial as rest itself,in its
curative and strengthening effect
on body and mind. Classes are
therefore held at the hospitals
for instruction and practice in
many arts and industries.
The medical and educational
officers try first to discover what
each man is likely to succeed at,
and then to fit him for it as
thoroughly as possible.
It has been wisely decided that
no man shall forfeit any part of
his pension on account of his industry and enterprise in improving his own  financial  condition.
Portugal has the world's greatest deposit of wolframite, the
mineral from which tungsten is
obtained, that is now being exploited.
Bay gelding, 850' pounds, one
white foot, no white on head.
Branded small w on left shoulder. J. S. Hicks, Hazelton.
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
Women are likely to get votes
in Holland.
Republicans finallyconcede Wilson's election.
Sienkiewicz, the noted Polish
author, is dead.
Enlistments in Canada are
again increasing.
New Zealand has prohibited
the export of wool.
The 158th Battalion, of B. C,
has arrived in England.
Russian and Spanish will be
taught in Vancouver schools.
Trains from Berlin are snowbound near the Swiss frontier.
Thirty thousand Canadian
troops went overseas last month.
French cities have borrowed
large sums in New York at six
per cent.
In Switzerland German marks
have fallen to 88.50 francs a
Great Britain has prohibited
the importation of all jewelry
except watches.
Hon. J. S. Duff, minister of
agriculture for Ontario, is dead
of heart disease.
Jack London, the author, died
suddenly on Thursday at his
home in California.
Great Britain is sending new
aeroplanes to the battlefront at
the rate of 105 a week.
Norwegian and British naval
officers will attempt to fly across
the Atlantic in a triplane.
There is a serious shortage of
labor in the coalmining and lumbering industries at Fernie.
Lord Shaughnessy, who is vising England, took his seat in the
house of lords on Thursday.
Courses in the Russian language have been established in
English schools and colleges.
The final count in the Australian
referendum showed a majority
of 61,280 against conscription.
About half of the B.C. soldiers
in England and France voted in
the recent election. They cast
7799 ballots.
Thirty thousand Belgians have
already been deported to Germany, where they are forced to
do military work.
Montana, which returned Miss
Jeanette Rankin as "congressman", is the first state to elect a
woman representative.
Sixty of the 105 employees of
the Leckie shoe factory in Vancouver went on strike for a 20
per cent increase in wages.
New York' regards an order
for 60,000 pounds of food for the
embassy at Vienna as new evidence that the British blockade
is effective.
Western Europe has been swept
by great storms. On the Mediterranean this week the severest
weather for twenty years was
The Runciman plan of food
control meets with general approval in England. It is admitted that food prices have risen
78 per cent since the war began.
Laurier will visit B. C. next
month. His trip is believed to
presage an early dissolution of
parliament and a general election,
as it is generally believed the
Liberals will refuse to agree to a
further extension of the life of
Germany bought up the copper
coinage of Denmark,Norway and
Sweden, and Britain stopped the
export of copper to those countries. They have now decided
to make iron money.
Leaders of the striking coal
miners in New South Wales declare the men will not return to
work until they obtain through
legislation an 8-hour day from
bank to bank. They have no
faith in the proposed arbitration
court. As a consequence of the
strike much shipping is tied  up.
A Valuable Report
The focussing of public attention in Canada upon the problem
of strengthening our national
organization through increased
commercial and industial efficiency lends special value and interest to the seventh annual report
of the Commission of Conservation which has just been issued.
The activities of this commission,
relating to the entire field of
primary production,aim to secure
greater efficiency in basic industry ��� in the development and
utilization of Canada's natural
The section of the report containing the results of an agricultural survey in four representative counties present accurate
and definite data regarding the
deficiences of Canada's chief
industry, and affords a valuable
indication of ihe lines along
which efforts to improve rural
conditions, economic and social,
should be directed.
Steady progress has been made
by the commission in the huge
task of national stock-taking, the
urgent necessity for which becomes daily more apparent. Recent experience has served to
emphasize the need lor accurate
knowledge of the nature and
extent of the Dominion's wealth
in lands, forests, minerals, water
powers, fisheries and wild life.as
a guidance to intelligent and
permanent national expansion.
The report, which is bound in
cloth and well illustrated, constitutes an important addition to
the literature on Canada's re-j
sources and problems connected |
with their efficient administration
and development.
Free Seed for Farmers
By instructions from the Hon.
Minister of Agriculture, a distribution of superior sorts of grain
and potatoes will be made during
the coming winter and spring to
Canadian farmers. The samples
for general distribution will consist of spring wheat (about 5
lbs.), white oats (about 4 lbs.),
barley (about 5 lbs.), and field
peas (about 5 lbs.). These will
be sent out from Ottawa. A
distribution of potatoes in samples
of about 3 lbs. will be carried on
from several of the experimental
farms, the Central Farm at Ottawa supplying only the provinces
of Ontario and Quebec. All
samples will be sent free by mail.
Only one sample of grain and
one of potatoes can be sent to
each farm. As the supply of
seed is limited, farmers are
obliged to apply early. Requests
received after the end of December will probably be too late.
Anyonedesiring samples should
write (post free) to the Dominion
Cerealist, Experimental Farm,
Ottawa,for an application blank.
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.
Burnt Leather
See our Xmas gifts in burnt
leather: Ladies' Handbags. Purses. Match Scratchers, Table
Doilies, Photo and Postcard Albums, etc.
**    R. Cunningham & Son, Ltd.
of all kinds.
Loweit   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 a 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.
Head Office   -   -   Hazelton.
I Hudson's Bay Company j
"Faint  heart  ne'er  won    fat
I |j    Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    |
Certificate of Improvements     | f>
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of 2
Omineca District.
Where located:���On Nine-mile Mountain on the Babine Trail.
TAKE NOTICE that J. C. K. Sealy
awl 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.;
Good* Strong, Serviceable
School Shoes
Overshoes; Rubbers;  Gum-
Boots; Slippers
Woolen Gloves
Synopsis of  Coal Mining Regulations.
Commercial Printing at
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
Green Bros., Burden & Co.
Civil Engineers
Dominion, British Columbia,
and Alberta Land Surveyors
Offices at Victoria, Nelson, Fort George
and New Hazelton.
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton
\       Provincial Assayer
|   Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
COAL mining rightsof the Dominion,
in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and in a portion
of the Province of British Columbia,
may be leased for a term ot twenty-one
years at an annuul 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 minea 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
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will  be at once  established   at
Monastir, which  is occupied  by
J) considerable Servian forces, with
, ,,       ,. large bodies of Allied troops.
London:   Canadian troops won
a  battle in a snowstorm yester-!    Berlin :     The   occupation   of
day morning, advancing with the \ Monastir was a measure prepared
British line on both sides of the j since several days.     The city is
river in  easterly and northerly' without military importance.
directions,and took 500 prisoners, i    London:     Athens advices say
They  established  a new line on ; the German, Austrian, Bulgarian
court.   British forces captured a
German night patrol.
both sides and on the edge of
Grandecourt, for possession of
which severe fighting continues.
Paris: A two-day battle along
the French front north and south
of the Somme ended in the decisive defeat of the Germans, who
were driven back after the biggest fight since the great offensive started north of the Somme.
The enemy attacked from Les
Boeufs to Bouchavesnes, to forestall a fresh French advance beyond Saillisel, which would imperil
by a flanking attack the last
German line opposed to the
Bucharest: Two new German
divisions are operating in Wal-
lachia, one in the Jiul Valley,
under General von Knobelsdorff,
and one in the Aluta Valley, under
General Kneisel.
London: In connection with
the British army operations in
Mesopotamia,two successful raids
have been made by British airmen on Turkish positions on the
Euphrates and at Kut-el-Amara.
Petrograd: Russian forces in
Dobrudja continue to gain ground
against Mackensen's army. On
the Transylvania front persistent
enemy attacks continue in Alt
and Jiul valleys. On the Danube
front our advanced posts continue
to progress southward.
New London: Action has been
brought against the Deutschland
for the loss of the tug sunk by
her. There are three additional
suits, each for $50,000, in the
interests of the families of those
New York: In an address at a
luncheon given in his honor by
the Lawyers' Club, Sir Robert
Borden appealed to the American
bar to aid in expounding international law and right in such
terms that the peace of the
world might be maintained. He
declared that the British nation
was fighting for an abiding peace,
not a truce. Public opinion must
be moulded so that enforcement
and Turkish ambassadors have
been told by the Allies to leave
the Greek capital by Wednesday.
Petrograd: On the we3t front
in Russia there is an exchange of
fire along the whole line. The
Caucasian situation is unchanged.
On the Roumanian front,in the
Jiul and Alt valleys, the enemy
attacked in considerable force
and pushed the Roumanians back
towards the south.
Paris: On the Belgian front
there was spirited bomb fighting.
Slight artillery activity occurred
in the region of Steenstraate and
Boesinghe yesterdav.
Except for a violent bombard-
bard ment of the fort and region
of Douaumont, there is nothing
to report on  the  French front.
Rome: The Austrian emperor's condition is worse. He has
asked for the papal benediction.
The arrival of German specialists
is anxiously awaited.
Petrograd : Under German
pressure the Roumanians have
retired to Filiash. In ih^ Alt
valley the Roumanians are retiring slowly southward.
The Dobrudja situation is unchanged.
In the eastern theater along
the Stokhod river, violent artillery exchanges continue. The
enemy's artillery bombarded Gar-
buzor and Gukalor. An enemy
attack in the wooded district of
the Carpathians, northward of
Gifpeny, was repulsed.
London: Another Russian offensive along the line from Con-
stanza to Chernavoda is expected
An increase in the intensity of
the fighting in the Balkans, military experts are agreed, is the
only step to be relied on to lessen
the weight of Falkenhayn's tremendous pressure on the Wal-
lachian   frontier   of   Roumania.
. This   pressure,   it   is   admitted,
of rights should be uppermost In conH(itul,.s the ffmve8t mena,e
tn Roumania,     A despatch from
the  minds of  the  people of all
nations, he said.
London: The Servian town of
Monastir has been captured from
the German and Bulgarian forces.
Additional advices serve to increase the brilliance of this victory of the French, Russian,
Italian and Servian t'-oops under
General Serrail. It is to be
doubted if the enemy forces can
completely escape from the encircling movement of the Allied
armies. Desperate fighting continues as Serrail's troops strive
to close further with the retreating Teutons. The roads are
churned into a sea of mud from
the snow and rain, making it
apparently impossible for the
enemy to proceed with sufficient
haste to  accomplish   the with-
Buchareat/saysit is rumored that
Falkenhayn   has   been    recalled
from command of German opera
tions in Transylvania and will be
replaced by Mackensen.
London: In a successful advance on a front of 3500 yards on
Saturday morning, our guns
started a barrage against the
trenches opposite the Canadian
positions. As our troops leaped
from the parapet the German
guns began a counter-barrage
fire, which was comparatively
weak. Our forces had fewer
casualties than expected. We
succeeded in our objective by
capturing a 500-yard section of
the Grandecourt trench, but we
withdrew because it formed too
dangerous a salient.
Raiding of enemy trenches at
Gormecourt, Rochutourt, and at
Ypres is reported by General
Haig today.     The  British  lines
drawal of his forces and  equip
ment complete. I have been heavily shelled by the
The temporary capital of Servia! Germans  southwest  of Grande-
London: The Briiish hospital
ship Britannic, probably the White
Star liner of that name, one of
the largest ships afloat, was sunk
in the Zea Channel, in the
jEgean Sea, yesterday. The
admiralty announced today that
of those aboard about fifty were
lost, twenty-eight injured, and
1100 saved. It is declared the
vessel was sunk by a mine or
At the outbreak of the war the
Britannic was turned over to the
government and fitted out as a
hospital ship with 2500 cots. In
addition to the patients, she
carried 200 nurses and orderlies,
100 surgeons and a crew of 900.
London : Although Vienna
withholds official confirmation, the
report of Emperor Franz Josef's
death is confirmed from various
sources, and the eyes of Europe
are today turned on Archduke
Francis Joseph, who will now be
emperor of Austro-Hungarv. The
new ruler of the dual monarchy,
whose demands on Servia precipitated the great war, is 29
years of age. He is supposed to
be at the front, in command of
Austrian troops operating in the
Carpathians against the Roumanians. There is a possibility that
the new sovereign will have much
influence on the future of the war
and his character and disposition
are the subjects of deep study
to the statesmen of all  Europe.
London: Active artillery firing
from the enemy is reported by
General Haig in his summary today. German big guns are shelling the positions recently won by
lhe British on the Ancre. Activity is centered on the British
right, south of the Ancre. On
the north of the stream the British drove off a hostile patrol.
Paris: No activity is reported
from the Flanders front, where
intense fog is hindering opera
Saloniki: German and Bulgarian troops, forced out of Monastir, are still retreating, hotly
pursued   by   the   Allied   forces.
FRIDAY, NOV. 24       1
have arrived on the Transylvanian front. In addition to other
booty, 300 railway cars were
captured at Craiova. The weather is improving, and artillery
activity between the Baltic and
the wooded Carpathians is much
London: The Greek government has refused to comply with
the demand of the Entente powers for the surrender of a part
of its supply of arms and ammunition.
Vienna : The heir to the
Austro - Hungarian crown has
taken the throne as Emperor
Charles VIII.
Paris: Lieutenant Guynemer
yesterday brought down his 22nd
German aeroplane.
The day was calm along the
whole western front.
London : A despatch from
Baku , Asiatic Russia, states
that the Turks have massacred
between five and six thousand
Armenians at Sivas, Turkey.
U.S. Elections
Washington: President Wilson will have to deal with a
Republican majority in the house
of representatives, according to
present appearances. The Republicans have 217 sure rseats, requiring only one more for control.
There are several representatives
of Socialiist and Labor parties.
The Democrats retain a majority
in the senate.
Nebraska,South Dakota, Michigan and Alaska have gone dry.
Washington definitely refused to
change its prohibition law, and
Oregon has prohibited the importation, as well as the sale, of
Republican governors have been
elected in Connecticut, Illinois,
Massachusetts, Minnesota, New
Jersey. South Dakota, North
Dakota, West Virginia, Wisconsin,
Oregon. Democratic governors
wen-" returned in Colorado,Idaho,
Washington, Florida, Montana,
Missouri, Nebraska, Wyoming,
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Loudon:   A successful air raid J
on   the  German naval and aerial'
base at Zeebrugge was announced
by  the admiralty   today.     Our,
aeroplanes dropped  bombs over
the seaplane sheds at the Belgian
port and  also attacked German
destroyers anchored alongside the
mole,      The destroyers were hit'
and the sheds damaged   by  our1
General Haig reports that German artillery was active during
the night on  both  sides of the j
Ancre and also in  thu   neighbor-;
hood of Hebuterne.
Bucharest:     The   Roumanian
forces   have   retired   westward
from Craiova.    Retirement from j
points in the Jiul valley to former j
positions is also reported.    In the
Alt valley the Roumanians are!
maintaining   their   positions   in I
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Petrograd: The situation on j
the Transylvanian front is un-,
On the Danube front, in Dob-]
rudja, our advanced posts arei
Berlin: Russian reinforcements 1
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