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VOL. V, NO. 34
Good Shoot Encountered This
Week���Other Mining
The most important development recently in the Hazelton
mining district is on the Great
Ohio, where the ore shoot found
near the surface has been encountered at an approximate
depth of 500 feet. The ore, of
which there is a considerable
body, is of excellent grade, and
at present prices of copper will
give high assay values.
This is another proof that the
veins of Rocher de Boule mountain can be depended upon.
Alex. Sharp, M.E., of Vancouver arrived on Thursday evening
and left yesterday to see the
Silver Standard and American
Boy. He will report on the Hazelton View and Indian groups of
mining claims on Rocher de Boule
mountain for A. Erskine Smith,
of Vancouver, who took bonds on
these properties last winter. Mr.
Sharp will be accompanied up
the mountain by Duke Harris,
one of the vendors of the Hazelton View.
News from the Cronin property
in the Babine range, is that the
deeper workings have disclosed
considerable ore, the face of the
tunnel at present being in concentrating ore. Mr. Cronin, it is
understood, will continue development during the summer, but
does dot expect to produce ore
until there is sufficient mineral
blocked'out to justify the large
expenditure required to provide
plant and transportation facilities.
Manager Cameron, of the Chicago group, is spending a few
days in town. He came into
collision with a boulder.sustaining
a bad bruise. The crosscut tunnel on the Chicago continues to
make excellent progress and the
vein should be encountered within a few days. The result of this
developmei.t is being watched
with great interest by the mining men of the district.
M. W. Sutherland a mining
man with headquarters in Edmonton, arrived on yesterday's
train. He will remain in Hazelton
for a short time and expects to
look over some of the working
properties, first visiting the Chicago group.
The Cassiar Crown mining company, operating on Grouse mountain, has let a contract to Frank
Brown for a 500-foot tunnel. An
air compressor is to be installed
on the property and work will be
started at once. R. P. Trimble,
the well-known mining operator,
is at the head of the company.
B. R. Jones, of Skeena Crossing, is in Edmonton, and by all
accounts he is proving a "live
wire" as a booster for the mines
of the Hazelton district.
Sir Sam Hughes Speaks on the
Criticised Contracts
For Fuses
Rod McCrimmon returned on
Tuesday from the Cronin mine,
where he spent some months.
Paris: A great celebration
marked the disembarkation of
the Russian troops at Marseilles.
French troops lining the landing
to welcome their allies, and the
sailors of the fleet manning the
yardarms to cheer the Russians.
All are picked men, most of
them wearing one or more decorations for bravery. It is rumored
250,000 more are to arrive in
France this spring.
Coincident with the arrival of
the Russians, it is stated that the
Germans, owing to the strong
resistance of the French at Verdun, are withdrawing large forces
from the Russian and Macedonian
fronts, for service in the west.
Near Mort Homme, northwest
of Verdun, the French succeeded
in driving the enemy out of portions of the trenches occupied
some time ago. The Germans
admit the entrance of the French
into German trenches at Caillette
Our artillery bombarded roads
and communications behind the
enemy at Malancourt wood.
Presaging another attack, the
enemy is directing an unceasing
artillery fire against our line between the M*trse and Vaux.
180 including eight officers.   Our
losses were small.
London: Yesterday was marked hy violent bombardment from
both sides, especially in the sector of Dixmude. There has been
heavy fighting on the British
front, resulting in a slight gain
for the enemy.
Petrograd: Since the fall of
Trebizond the Turks are reported
to be negotiating with Russia for
peace. Their troops are thoroughly disorganized, and are being
driven from place to place by the
Russian forces.
A German offensive near Popo-
vagora, Galicia, was repulsed.
It is reported in Berlin that
Von der Goltz.German commander-in-chief at Constantinople, is
dead of spotted fever.
London: Further details of
the fighting on the right bank of
the Tigris on April 16-17,previous
to the Turkish counter-attacks,
show that the enemy left 200
dead in the captured trenches,
with two field guns and five machine guns.   Prisoners numbered
In commemoration of the battle
of Ypres, when the Canadians
saved the day for the Allies,Borden and Laurier join in requesting the people of Canada to pay
tribute to the heroism of our
troops by hoisting flags on April
22, 23 and 24.
C. Bird came in from Vancouver on Saturday.
Dune. McGibbon left yesterday
to join the 11th C.M.R.
Forester Allen returned yesterday from a visit to Telkwa.
S. Temkin, an Edmonton fur-
buyer, was here on Tuesday.
Barney Mulvaney came in from
the Bulkley Valley yesterday.
L. J. Harvey, of Toronto, is
among the visitors of the  week.
R. G. Moseley went to Rupert
on Tuesday, returning on Thursday.
M. Burke, of Smithers, was
among yesterday's incoming passengers.
Mrs. A. Leverett, who has been
visiting in Victoria, returned on
Chas. S. Thompson and S. A.
Elliott, of Vancouver, were here
W. Laing and T. J. Stevens,
commercial men from the coast,
were here this week.
The pumping plant used for
the rink was moved above high
water mark yesterday.
Misses Agnes and Jean Grant
are spending the holidays with
friends in the Bulkley Valley.
A working meeting of the Red
Cross, for the preparation of
surgical supplies, will be held in
St. Andrew's Hall on Wednesday
evening next, commencing at 8.
AH are invited to attend.
Harry Orm, who spent the winter at the mines, returned to his
ranch at Priestley on Monday.
Miss Maggie Allen, who is attending high school at Prince
Rupert, arrived on Thursdav to
spend the Easter holidays with
her parents.
A tea in aid of the Patriotic
, Fund will be given by Mrs. R. S.
j Sargent next Thursday afternoon.
: Ice cream will be^ served. All
i are cordially invited.
Mrs. Burrington left on Saturday for a visit to Telkwa. Miss
E. Hoops, who has been a guest
of Mrs. Burrington for a couple
of weeks, accompanied her.
A. Noel,  of R. Cunningham &
Son's head office at Port Essington, was here for the weekend,
leaving on Monday to visit his
1 brother Walter at Smithers.
Foreman Haney and his men
have completed their repair work
on the Kispiox and Skeena bridges
and on Monday will begin the
tightening up of the government
bridge across the Bulkley.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Chettleburgh
are expected to arrive from Telkwa next week, to reside in Hazelton. Mr. Chettleburgh, who
was fire warden in the Bulkley,is
promoted to a ranger's position.
Mrs. John Newick, who has
been a patient at the Hospital for
some time, returned home this
week, having practically regained
her health. Her many friends
are pleased to see her home once
The tea given yesterday afternoon at theCunningham residence
was highly successful, the sum
of $62 being realized for the Athletic Association, which extends
hearty thanks to the ladies who
assisted. Miss Maggie Allen won
the picture which was raffled.
The Misses Martin from Kispiox are visiting in town. They
have brought 23 pairs of well-
knitted socks for the Red Cross
from the following Kispiox women: Mrs. Walter Latz, Mrs.
Robert Wilson. Mrs.Richard Morrison, Mrs. Maggie Johnson, Mrs.
Walter Skultz. Mrs. Wm. Holland,
Mrs. Gawah, Miss Laura Gawah,
Miss Josephine Thomas, Miss
Selara, Miss Bertha Moore, Miss
Isabella Wilson.
C. H. French, district manager
for the Hudson's Bay Co., was in
town on Monday, en route to the
company's interior posts. He will
return to Hazelton in a week or
two. Mr. French, who was formerly in charge of the company's
steamers on the Skeena, has
many friends In this district. He
states that the H. B. Co. is about
to place a motor vessel of the
tunnel type on the Stikine.making
the trip from Salt Chuck to Telegraph Creek in faster time than
ever. Freight rates and fares
wilt be reduced.
Ottawa, April 18:���Making his
first appearance in parliament
since his return from England,
Sir Sam Hughes was warmly
received today when he rose to
speak in connection with the
Kyte charges in regard to fuse
contracts. The minister emphatically declared there was nothing
wrong with the contracts, which
had been let in the United States,
to firms with millions behind them
because Canadian manufacturers
were not willing to undertake the
work. The charges he characterized as "piffle"'. Sir Sam announced that he had asked Sir
Robert Borden to take charge of
the militia department while the
enquiry was in progress.
Sir Wilfrid Laurier said the
minister had not really explained
why he had attached his signature to the contracts. He also
intimated that new charges, relating to small arms ammunition,
would be brought up in the house.
Premier Borden, speaking with
some heat, said that never had a
royal commission been appoined
to investigate anything affecting
a cabinet minister on such a slender foundation. The government had taken action so that
the matter might be probed to
the bottom. The commission
will begin the enquiry at once.
Monday's Dance
Judging from the large number of tickets already sold and
the interest which is being shown
generally, the "Hard Times"
dance Monday night will be one
of the most successful events of
the kind ever held in Hazelton.
The proceeds of the dance will be
divided between the Red Cross
and Patriotic funds, and the
ladies in charge, Mrs. Sealy, Mrs.
Cline, and Airs. Anderson, promise a good time to all who attend.
It is expected there be a good
attendance from New Hazelton.
Washington, Apr. 20:���General
Pershing is not pushing the campaign against Villa, but is holding
intact his force of 10,000 men,
which extends from the U. S.
border 400 miles into Mexico. It
l is believed the American troops
1 will be withdrawn rather than
risk the possibility of war with
both Mexican factions under the
present futile conditions.
Coming Events
April 24--"Hard Times" Dance, Assembly Hall, in aid of Patriotic Fund
and Red Cross.
April 26-Working Meeting of Red
Cross Surgical Supply Committee, St.
Andrew's Hall, 8 p.m.
April 27 ��� Patriotic Fund Tea, during
afternoon, at residence of Mrs. R. S.
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
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Vol. V.
Saturday, April 22, 1916.
No. 34
possible,in which event a contest
early in July or even late in June
might be looked for.
There have been a good many
bills brought down this session
which are expected to have a
beneficial effect upon the industrial and other conditions of the
province, for example: there is
the workmen's compensation act,
which provides a system of state
insurance for employers against
injuries to their workmen. This
bill will mean that in future no
employer will be overwhelmed
with heavy compensation costs in
the event of accidents in his
plant: it will mean, further, that
no workman will be forced to
give part of his pay for accident
insurance,nor will he be required
to spend large sums of money for
law costs if he is injured. This
measure should receive the approbation of both employers and
Another and very
It must be plain to the most obtuse and unreasoning mind that
twenty-four or twenty-five million men cannot be withdrawn  even
from the swarming population of Europe without effecting a huge
reduction in the produce of labor and of the soil.   Women may in a
measure supply the places of men, but it must be remembered that
women have also their sphere in the economics of life. Therefore, in
taking them to the land they are being taken,in the main, from other gmpi0yees
employment. Consequently,if for every man who goes to fight there ��� important bill this session was to
was a woman to take his place in agriculture or other industry > create a separate portfolio for
there would still be a deficiency.not only in labor.but in production, agriculture.    There was also the
At the present time 400,000 women are being called for to take the
place of 250,000 British soldiers recruited from farm work.
Hence it is clear that no matter what steps may be taken,
either during the war or after the war, there must be an enormous
shortage of the requirements across the Atlantic for many years to
come. And that shortage for a period subsequent to the declaration
of peace will be as keenly felt as at any time during the gigantic
struggle. With the normal scramble for existence resumed there
will be less immediate government control���in other words, there
will be less systematic regulation of supplies. To meet the huge
demands that must succeed extra consumption, tremendously less
production and immensely greater wastage, there will be abundant
use, not for one year's bountiful crops,  but for similar blessings
during a score of successive years.     Where and how can this sure
demand be met?   There is but one answer to the dual question���by
the undevastated countries and by redoubled efforts at production
in those countries.
That Canada is not the only country that has not had its
resources in large part exhausted or destroyed, is true; but there is
plenty of reason to believe that the nations of Europe not engaged
in the war, have been drawn upon to the utmost by those engaged;
hence when the time comes all eyes will be turned f i om east to west
for succor. Canada, being the nearest to the great center of demand
will, of necessity,apart from sentimental reasons.be the first looked
to and will have the greatest opportunity.     The bogey of released
Russian harvests has been on parade since the war commenced, but
Russia, with twelve or fifteen million men called to arms,  largely
of the peasant class,  has suffered and is suffering, like the rest.
She, too, will need reorganizing,  rejuvenating and regenerating.
Hence,  while for a few months after the outbreak of hostilities,
there may have been something to be expected from the release of
stores of wheat and other grain from Odessa and other Black Sea
ports, there is nothing available now and there may be little in the
next decade.   Hence Canada's role is plain���to go on producing, to
go on garnering and storing, if necessary, in the 3ure and certain
hope of ultimate profit and prosperity.   There never was a time and
probably never will be another time, when we were more urgently
called upon to produce, in increased quantities.not alone all articles
of food, but every article that enters into the industrial  life of
measure to take back lands from
speculators and reserve them for
returned soldiers, both for soldiers' pre-emptions and homestead loans. There was another
bill to give aid to prospectors.
There were other measures also
extending moratorium on payments due to the Crown on mineral claims. Soldiers who had
been pre-emptors had their rights
protected in still another piece of
legislation. There is the woman
suffrage bill, which has been introduced and there is a prohibition
bill yet to come. The bill to give
the votes to soldiers should prove
very popular. In many quarters
it is also believed that the government will introduce a money
measure to give some assistance
to shipbuilding on the coast and
to help the Pacific Great Eastern
finish its line to Fort George.
Both projects are exceedingly
important to the development of
lumber in the province and also
of the great New North along
general lines.
The Miner is two dollars a year.
Victoria, Apr. 17:���It is expected that at the close of the session
which should come some time in come; a good many people expect
realize with a pleasant shock that
he is not the Bowser of Liberal
newspaper stories.
No one here appears to know
when  the general elections will
May, Premier Bowser will take a
trip through the province. He
is likely to address several important meetings on the Island
and Lower Mainland,after which
he will go north to Prince Rnpert
and over the G. T. P., coming south
either by stage und the P.G.E.,
or by the C.N.R. Later he will
probably go through southern
B.C. As his trips will probably
occupy a month, the electors of
the province will have ample
opportunity of seeing Bowser as
he is, and a good many of them
who have not known  him will
however to see them early in
July, or failing that, a postponement until September or some
fall month. The decision of the
government will no doubt depend
upon the events of the next two
or three weeks. Many governmental followers believe that the
delay of a few months would be
better, as this would give time
for some of the valuable legislation brought down at this session
to go into effect. Others, how-
ever.contend that thegovernment
should place the prohibition issue
before the   people  as  soon   as
Certificate of Improvements
situate in the Omineca Mining Division
of Omineca District.
Where located���On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for James D. A. Mc-
Intyre, Free Miner's Certificate No.
B79879, 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 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this lst day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-36
the reserve existing on Lot No, 3634A,
Range 5, Coast District, by reason of a
notice published in the British Columbia
Gazette on the 26th of May, 1910, is
cancelled for the purpose of the sale of
the same to the Grand Trunk Pacific
Railway Company.
26-34 R. A. REN WICK,
Deputy Minister of Lands.
Department of Lands,
Victoria, B. C,
February 15th, 1916.
The Distributing Point
for the Great Northern
Interior    ^~
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.
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The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Navigation has opened on Lake
France will import 5000 Chinese
laborers for her farms.
A battalion of union men is
being formed in Toronto.
Victoria Crosses have been
awarded to five Canadians.
Seppala's Siberian wolf dogs
won the Nome-Cahdle race.
Nova Scotia legislature passed
prohibition by a vote of twelve
to five.
The prohibitionists are to publish a weekly newspaper in Vancouver.
French reports say there are
now 2,500,000 British troops in
The Pacific Seamen's Union demands better terms from shipowners.
Eight were killed in a railroad
collision at Bradford, R. I., on
The 72nd Battalion (Highlanders) left Vancouver for the front
last Sunday.
The C. P. R. is considering the
electrification of its system
through B.C.
A Mississippi flood covered a
large area of farming land near
Davenport, la.
The B. C. Lacrosse Association
has suspended operations until
the end of the war.
There is a popular movement
in Holland to prevent the sending
of foodstuffs to Germany.
Berlin Socialists say the government has emptied the savings
banks to cover its latest loan.
The northern part of the Baltic
Sea is now free from ice and
naval developments are expected.
New legislation at Victoria will
allow clergymen to become members of the provincial parliament.
The eastern part of Belgrade
was almost destroyed by fire on
Wednesday. Thousands are homeless.
A Rome despatch says the Pope
will address questions concerning
peace to Great Britain and Germany.
Thirteen hundred men are employed at Trail smelter, which is
now reducing the ore from 22
Net-boss Galbraith of Balmoral
cannery won the motor yacht
Tannis, which was raffled for the
Red Cross.
Ex-mayor Baxter of Vancouver,
a life-long Liberal, declares he is
now a supporter of the Bowser
Lord Montague declares that
Germany will have sixty Zeppelins ready for an attack on England on May 30.
Yuan Shi Kai and the Chinese
revolutionaries have agreed upon
an armistice, and peace negotiations are in progress.
Ottawa reports that as a consequence of the shortage of farm
hands, interned aliens may be
drafted for agricultural work.
Commissioner Black.of Yukon,
will raise and command a company which will be attached to
one of the B. C. overseas battalions.
Schiller, who held up the crew
of the steamer Matoppo, pleaded
guilty to a charge of piracy at
Wilmington, Del. Sentence was
On Thursday a tornado swept
sections of Missouri and Kansas.
Over one hundred persons were
injured and much property damage was done.
Catholic authorities in Holland
have information that more than
a million Armenians have been
murdered by Turks. The victims
included 100,000 Catholics.
After being chased half the
length of the Mediterranean by a
submarine, the steamer America,
carrying 1255 passengers from
Naples, arrived at New York on
South Vancouver Conservatives
have nominated Rev. Wm. Boul-
ton as their candidate for the
provincial house, in place of
Stuart Campbell, who withdrew
some weeks ago.
H. C. Hanington, provincial
inspector of legal offices, who admitted receiving a commission on
the sale of Victoria courthouse
site to the government, has resigned, at the request of Premier
A meeting in Victoria on Tuesday expressed disapproval of the
provisions of the soldiers' homestead bill, declaring that settlement in communities was the only
feasible way of helping the men
to establish themselves on the
Chief Justice Hunter gave a
judgement in favor of the liquidator of the Dominion Trust, who
sued insurance companies for
$250,000 insurance on the life of
W. R. Arnold, the late manager.
The court found that suicide had
not been proved.
Two hundred Teutons, including
a number ol consuls, are under
surveillance by the U. S. department of justice. If there is a
rupture with Germany they will
be arrested on charges of conspiracy. The delicacy of the
international situation precludes
their arrest at present.
Quite Typical
Our New Hazelton contemporary, in last week's issue,  said:
"The annual waste of several
thousand dollars worth of timber
and labor floated down the Bulk-
ley and Skeena rivers last week
when the winter bridge across
the Bulkley from South Hazelton
broke up and went out with the
These are the facts: The winter bridge was constructed by
connecting the ferry approaches,
and the labor cost for this work
was less than $30. On April 5,
finding the ice beginning to break
up, the road superintendent had
the center bents of the temporary
bridge removed, to prevent their
loss. In this work seven or eight
planks, possibly worth two dollars, were lost, but nothing more.
Nine days after this event,which
should have allowed enough time
to ascertain the facts, the Herald
printed the item quoted. Comment would be superfluous.
Germany's Great Losses
In a recent article in Land &
Water, Hilaire Belloc, an authority
on military subjects, demonstrates
that 'the minimum permanent
losses of Germany alone, from the
beginning of the war to December
31, 1915, were not less than
3,650,000. He cites as evidence
of the exhaustion of the Kaiser's
reserves the appearance in the
first line of large bodies of the
1916 class and at least some youths
of the 1917 class. The total wastage of the German forces, Mr.
Belloc shows, must be over four
millions. This great dead loss
must bring the German reserves
within measurable distance of
exhaustion, and will go far to
explain the frantic efforts made
at Verdun to obtain what might
be heralded as a victory justifying a demand for peace on terms
satisfactory to the Germans.
B. C. is All Right
Some of our contemporaries are
getting all "het up" over the
query, "What is the matter with
B.C.?" Thev are wasting printers' ink. Trouble is they are
barking up the wrong tree. B.C.
is all right, from any standpoint,
especially the metalliferous. Of
course, if one has it in for the
government and is making a
grandstand play���which generally acts like a boomerang, by the
way���one will look through yellow or cerulean spectacles, and
usually with a political purpose
in view. But give the devil his
due, anyway. That is fair play
���the genuine British article.���
Trail News.
President Wilson's speech in
congress on the German submarine policy caused great excitement in Wall Street. Brokers
were overwhelmed with liquidating orders on Thursday.
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.
Smithers, B.C.
Pure Bred White Leghorn
Also Plymouth Rock
���Fine Laying Strains���
$1.00 per Setting of 15
J. SHORT      :-:      TWO-MILE
Certificate of Improvements
CLAIMS, situate in thf> Omineca Mining Division of Omineca District,
Where located:-On the South-West
slope of Mount Selwyn, about eight
miles below Findlay Rapids on the
South Bank of Peace River.
TAKE NOTICE that I, F. P. Burden,
acting as agent for C. Rosi Palmer,
Free Miner's Certificate No. B79896,
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 claims.
And further take notice that action,
under section 37, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements.
Dated this lst day of January, A. D.
1916. 27-35
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Synopsis of Coal Mining Regulations.
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 ol twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,660 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
by tne applicant in person to the Agent
or Sub-Agent of the district in which
the righta applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, ana in unBUrveyed
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 witn sworn returnB
accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the
royalty thereon. If the coal mining
rights are not being operated, sucn
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 110.0C 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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this advertisement will not be paid for.
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Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound at (1:08p.m. every Monday and Thursday.   Mixed train leaves at 2:30 P.M. every Saturday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Westbound at 10:48 A. M. every
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Commencing Thursday, March 30, and every Thursday  thereafter,
Steamer will sail at 12 noon for Ketchican, Wrangell,Juneau,Skagway.
Connections made between Trains and Steamers.
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G. A. McNicholl,A����t. Gen. freight ��nd PaiReneer Agent. Prince Rupert, B.C. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 1916
Says Verdun Will Decide
Paris: The comparative lull in
the Verdun region has been followed by a renewal of spirited
fighting. The French,in an attack
south of Douamont,captured German trenches and two hundred
prisoners. There is a heavy German bombardment at Avocourt,
Deadman's Hill, Cumieres and
General Petain, in an order
thanking the French troops for
their heroism in the previous
battle, said the Kaiser, reviewing
troops engaged on the northeastern section, declared that the
present war would be decided at
Verdun, as the war of 1870 was
decided at Paris.
On British Front
Paris: Last night the enemy
made several small attacks on
the craters held by the British,
but was repulsed each time. The
Germans blew up five mines in
the neighborhood of the quarries
opposite Hulloch. The damage
was slight.
There is mining activity on both
sides about Cabaret Rouge, Ma-
metz, and Fricourt.
Air Raid in Turkey
London: Four British naval
aeroplanes raided Constantinople
on Friday night, says an official
bulletin. The machines dropped
bombs on powder works, aeroplane hangars, and railway's, and
damaged Adrianople railway station. All the machines returned
safely, having made the longest
flight of the war. The return
trip was 300 miles.
Advancing to Amara
London: Reports from Asia
Minor are still favorable. General
Lake has driven in the Turkish
lines on the right bank of the
Tigris, and continues his advance
to the relief of Kut-el-Amara.
Russians have ejected the Turks
from their position 17 miles east
of Trebizond and are pursuing
Russians on Offensive
Petrograd : South of Olyka
station the Russians have advanced in several places. In the
Dvinsk region rifle detachments
have taken the offensive. A general offensive along the whole
eastern front is looked for.
Slight Gain For Turks
London: There has been a renewal of fighting in Mesopotamia,
the British line south of the Tigris
being forced back 500 yards.
A Turkish submarine,   one of
four recently sent from Germany,
was destroyed by a   mine   off
Trebizond.     The crew perished.
Wilson is Firm
Washington: President Wilson'3 latest note to Germany is
the most vigorous yet written.
It demands an immediate change
in the German submarine policy.
A break in diplomatic relations
is expected.
Another Violent Attack
Russians Take Trebizond
London: Pressing their attack
by land and sea, the Russians
have taken Trebizond, the most
important Turkish port on the
Black Sea. The fortifications
were held by three divisions of
Turks, and were attacked by the
Caucasian army and the Black
Sea fleet. Fifty thousand prisoners were taken by the  Russians.
The drive against the Turks at
Bai-Burt, to the southeast, is
continued. The capture of this
position will result in the joining
of the forces which have taken
Erzerum and Trebizond.
On West Front
Paris: Further information regarding Monday's fierce fighting
between the Meuse and Douamont
is to the effect that the Crown
Prince's offensive was conducted
with troops belonging to five different divisions.
There have been heavy artillery
attacks at Haudremont and in
the Wcevre.
Infantry attacks have taken
place in France and Belgium on
the British line. At St. Eloi, two
midnight bombing parties of
British penetrated the German
trenches. All enemy attacks
have been shaken off.
Fighting in Galicia
Petrograd: Strong German attacks on the Galician front have
been repulsed by Russian troops,
the enemy suffering heavy losses.
Inclement weather has impeded
the movement of the troops.
Note is an Ultimatum
Washington: President Wilson
will take the unusual course of
addressing both houses of congress on the German-American
The note despatched to Germany is practically an ultimatum,
warning the Kaiser's government
that unless attacks on merchant-
passed was made today. A settlement of the conscription question,
which caused the deadlock, has
been arrived at. A settlement
of details will be undertaken at a
secret session of parliament on
Tuesday next.
Russian Troops in France
Paris: French troops took the
offensive in the Verdun region
last night, and captured certain
German trenches, also occupying
a redoubt. They captured several
hundred prisoners.
The total casualties of the Canadians in the recent fighting at
St Eloi were 1238.
German casualties for the last
week have been 50,000.
A strong force of Russian troops
has disembarked at Marseilles to
join the French forces on the
west front. The Russians were
welcomed by General Joffre in an
order of the day; their arrival being noted as a proof of Russia's
devotion to the common cause.
Wilson Addresses Congress
Washington: In his address to
congress yesterday President Wilson said he had given Germany
irrevocable notification that the
United States would break off dip
lomatic relations if the illegal
submarine campaign continued.
The note despatched on Tuesday
night was America's last word.
The president did not ask for
action by congress, but simply
informed it of the accumulation
of facts proving that Germany's
assurances to the United Statas
were being violated.
War Notes
Lisbon: The naval arsenal here
was destroyed by incendiaries.
The loss of equipment, charts,
chronometers, etc., is serious.
Petrograd:   Grand Duke Nich
olas, in the Caucasus campaign,
has stormed ten fortified cities in
less than two months.
'London: Many Greeks have
been massacred by Turks at Adrianople, Demotika, Smyrna and
Constantinople.     Greek   papers
In the matter of the Estate of
Peter Dunnigan, Deceased.
TENDERS will be received by the
undersigned up to Friday, May 5th,
1916, at 5 o'clock in the afternoon, for
the purchase of the Fractional Southwest quarter of. Section Eleven; the
Fractional North-West quarter of Section 2; and Lot numbered Two Hundred
and Fifty-five, all in Township Four,
Range Five, Coast District, situate in
the vicinity of Telkwa, containing one
hundred and fifty-eight acres, more or
Each tender must be enclosed in an
envelope securely sealed, and marked,
'Tender for Dunnigan Pre-emption',
and must be accompanied by an accepted cheque for 50 per cent, of the
amount set out in the tenSer.
The cheques of all unsuccessful tenderers will be returned to them.
The highest or any tender will not
necessarily be accepted.
Terms Cash on acceptance of tender.
34-5 Official Administrator.
Hazelton, B. C, 21st April, 1916.
are not allowed to publish details.
Washington: lhe secret service
guard in the Panama canal zone
has been doubled. Soldiers have
been placed on guard at all locks,
to prevent any approach at night.
In the Supreme Court or British
In the  matter of  the  Administration
Act and in the matter of the  Estate
-   of  Pryce  Hughes,  deceased,   intestate.
TAKE NOTICE that by an order of
H i s Honour Judge Young, dated
the fourteenth day of April 1916, I was
appointed Administrator of the Estate
of Pryce Hughes, deceased, intestate.
All persons having claims against
the said estate are hereby requested to
forward the same, properly verified, to
me before the 5th day of May,
1916, and all persons indebted to
the said estate are required to pay the
amounts of their indebtedness to me
Dated 17th April, 1916.
Official Administrator,
34-5 Hazelton, B.C.     ���
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fi-r any period from one month upward at Si per
month In advance. This rate includes oflice con-
lultations and medlcinet, as well as all costs while
in the hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Druic Store; in Aldermere
from Mr. T. J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Dr. Wallace;
or by mail from the Medical Superintendent at the
Paris:   The fiercest fighting of men carrying Americans cease.
the Verdun campaign occurred
yesterday, when the Crown
Prince's army of 100,000 was
launched in a powerful offensive
against a two-and-a-half mile
front between the Meuse and
Douamont. At one point the
attackers broke through the line,
but were driven back by artillery
and machine gun fire, and the
attack failed. Tremendous losses
were sustained by the enemy,
who reverted to mass tactics,
without effect.
There has been continuous artillery action on the left bank of
the Meuse, at Avocourt wood and
in front of Deadman's Hill and
French aeroplanes have been
active at various points. A squadron of 22 bombarded the headquarters of the Bulgarian staff at
Doiran with success.
diplomatic relations will be severed. No time limit is set. but
an immediate answer is required.
traduction aivdThrift
TO win the war with the decisiveness which will ensure lasting peace, the Empire
will require to put forth its full collective power in men and in money. Prom
this viewpoint it is our true policy to augment our financial strength by multiplying our
productive exertions and by exercising rigid economy, which reduces to the minimum
all expenditures upon luxuries and non-essentials. Only in this way shall we be able
to make good the loss caused by the withdrawal of so many of our workers from industrial activities, repair the wastage of the war, and find the funds for its continuance. It
cannot be too frequently or too earnestly impressed upon our people that the heaviest
burdens of the conflict still lie before us, and that industry and thrift are, for those
who remain at home, supreme patriotic duties upon whose faithful fulfilment
our success, and consequently our national safety, may ultimately depend."���
SIR THOMAS WHITE, Minister of Finance.
Crisis Has Passed
London: Speaking in the commons. Premier Asquith said the
collapse of the cabinet was a
strong possibility unless material
points of disagreement regarding
the extension of conscription for
married men were settled. The
speech created a profound sensation, most of the members apparently sharing the premier's belief
that a break-up of the government at this time would be a
formidable national disaster.
Later���An authoritative statement that the cabinet crisis had
The war is now turning on a contest of all forces
and resources���men, munitions, food, money. The
call to all is to produce more and inure. It may be
necessary to work harder. The place of those who
enlist must bo taken by those at home, men and
women, old and young. The more we produce the
more we can save. Produce more on the farms anu
In the gardens.    Save more and help to win the war.
In this war-time all labour should be directly productive or should be assisting In production, Make it
as efficient as possible. If your labour is on something
that can be postponed, put it off till after the war and
make your labour tell now. Making war is the first
business of all Canadians. Efficiency in labour is as
impurtant as efficiency in fighting.
Begin at home. The larger portion of salaries
and wages is spent on the home���food, fuel, light,
clothing. Are any of these things being wasted ?
$20.00 a year saved from waste in every home in
Canada will more than pay the interest on a war debt
of 1600,000,000.
Are you spending your money to the best advantage? What do you think of extravagance in war
time? Tens of thousands of Canadians are daily
risking their lives for us at home. Is it not our duty
to be careful and economical ? Canadian dollars arc
an important part of the war equipment. Make them
tell. Have a War Savings Account. Buy a War


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