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VOL. VI, NO. 28
patriotic���) report
Hazelton's Contributions Will be
Kept Up to Present
A general meeting of Hazelton
branch of the Canadian Patriotic
Fund was held in the courtroom
last evening. Government Agent
Hoskins,as district treasurer, was
in the chair and gave a comprehensive report on the activities
of the local committee during the
last year. It was shown that
contributions to the fund had
been on a generous scale, over
$4000 having been paid in by the
people of Hazelton and immediate
vicinity, while subscriptions for
the current year gave promise of
maintaining the record. After
an interesting discussion of the
report, which was received with
favor, the following were elected
to serve with the district treasurer on the local committee for
the current year: J. E. Kirby,
R. E. Allen, J. K. Frost, J. R.
Barker.S. J. Martin, J.G.Powell.
The meeting closed with expressions of thanks to the officers and
committee for the past year.
London: There is no news of
importance from any of the theaters of war today.
Red Cross Work
The executive of the Red Cross
held its regular monthly meeting
on Monday, when a very satisfactory report was heard.
A case of socks, consisting of
96 pairs, in assorted sizes, is
ready for shipment. The appeal
for socks is still being made, and
it is hoped that another case will
be ready shortly.
The membership list now contains 94 names, of which two are
life members.
Cash donations for the month
were $35. A remittance of $100
was ordered sent to headquarters.
Washington: President Wilson
today announced his decision to
arm American ships immediately,
for the purpose of protecting the
lives and property of Americans
on the high seas. Simultaneously
he issued a call for an extra session of congress, to begin April
16, to render the support he needs
in all matters collateral to the
defence of the U. S. merchant
Henceforth the government's
steps will be more secret. The
names of the vessels to be armed
will not be made public. The
president does not state whether
the government will furnish gunners as well as guns to merchant
ships. This will probably be disclosed soon by Secretary Daniels.
The president was ordered by
his physician to remain in bed
Senator Stone refuses to resign
his chairmanship of the  foreign
relations committee.     His depo-l because crops were below  the
sition might cause a split in thei official estimate.     The situation
Democratic ranks.
London: British complacency
endured a series of severe shocks
yesterday. The Dardanelles report showed that the late government had entered in haphazard
fashion upon the costly adventure
of Gallipoli; the Irish Nationalists
appeal to another tribunal consisting of the American president
and the overseas premiers, and
Sir Edward Carson hinted at
possible famine. All three came
at a psychological moment, as
dissatisfaction has been growing
rapidly, although criticism of the
present government is still restrained. Trie Northcliffe press
is silent and the premier's course
may not be upheld by the Times
and Mail.
There is great unrest in Lancashire over the imposition of a
tax on cotton goods.
is admittedly serious.
Count Zeppelin is dead. Germany will continue the building
of his airships.
Ottawa: Britain may purchase
Canada's surplus wheat en bloc,
for war purposes.
A large demand for war scrip
continues. Four million dollars
in war certificates have been
Tokio: China favors an open
rupture with Germany, which
would give her an opportunity to
revise her treaties and escape
payment of the heavy Boxer in-
demity. Such a move would give
the Chinese a prestige they have
long sought. Japan is non-committal on the subject.
London: The Labor party is
uneasy, fearing that industrial
conscription is coming in Britain.
Amsterdam: The Germans are Washington: The U. S. has
facing a food famine. A minis- placed 400 marines in Santiago.to
terial speech blames the Almighty 'protect property and keep order.
Local Firm Branching Out
Ruddy & MacKay have extended their business by taking over
the hotel and store at Skeena
Crossing from the B. R. Jones
Co., Ltd. Having large freight
contracts to handle at the bridge
town, the local contractors found
it advisable to take this step in
order to provide accomodation for
their employees. They expect
the Crossing to develop into an
important point as mining operations are extended.
The food restrictions passed by
the government will not affect
B.C.salmon. Shipment for military purposes will be continued
as formerly.
Four American consuls are being detained in Germany, while
the Berlin government awaits
advices that all German consuls
in the United States have been
allowed to leave.
St. Paul: A large number of
German-Americans, constituting
one fourth of the Minnesota national Kiiard.are under suspicion,
following the arrest of a German
private for treason.
A Shamrock Tea
To celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
which comes on Saturday next,
the ladies of the W.A. are giving
a tea for the benefit of the Soldiers' Aid in St. Andrew's Hall
from 3 to 5 p.m.
The ladies of the town and surrounding district,   members and
Writing from the 2nd Southern
General    Hospital,    Southmead,
Bristol, England, Colin Munro.in
a letter to James Latham,says he
is beginning to feel like himself,
and while his arm is still weak, I hospital with rheumatic fever,
others, are invited to assist by j he hopes to regain its use. Speak- j Roy Clothier has recovered from
sending  refreshments,   and  are ingof the Red Cross, he says "It, his wounds, and has been recom-
trench was finally taken, but
Findlay was not reported among
the wounded.
Lance-corp. Harry James, writing to "Cap" Hood, states that
George McKay is still in hospital,
his left arm being paralyzed by
his wound.     George Rex  is  in
requested to hand in their gifts
in the morning of the 17th, between 10:30 and 11:30, or in the
afternoon, at St. Andrew's Hall.
A charge of 25 cents will be
made. Come and bring your
friends. Don't forget the date,
Saturday, March 17.
Soldiers' Aid Dance
A dance for the benefit of the
Soldiers' Aid will be given in
Assembly Hall on the evening of
St. Patrick's Day.March 17. All
are invited to attend and enjoy
themselves while helping in the
good cause.
Capital and labor in England
have agreed to observe an industrial truce after the war and all
the great industrial plants of
Great Britain will be utilized to
regain the nation's place in the
markets of the world and possib
ly attain new supremacy.
sure is a great organization, and \ mended for a commission.     The
anyone who helps the cause, in
any part of the Empire, is doing
his bit. It gives the boys heart
to go into it when they know if
they fall there is someone to fix
them up. You will see it at the
front as well as in the hospitals,
and every penny you people in
Canada add to it helps some poor
devil of a Canadian that's far
from home.".
Hopes for the safety of Harold
Findlay, who has been on the
missing list since the taking of
Regina trench, have been dispelled.    Jack  Frost,   has   received
other Hazelton men in the lst
Pioneers were all right when the
letter was written.
Sergt. J. W. Campbell, formerly of the Hudson's Bay staff and
a member of Hazelton Rifle Association, is now news editor of
the Listening Post, one of the
brightest and best-known trench
The ladies of the W.A. will
meet at the Mission House next
Thursday afternoon, March 15,
at three o'clock.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
A. Aaron, of Edmonton, was in
town this week.
Don't forget the Soldiers' Aid
Dance, March 17.
Edgar Harris is visiting relatives in Vancouver.
J. S. Bagg.of Skeena Crossing,
was here on Tuesday.
C. H. Keithly came up from
Rupert on Wednesday.
Jas. MacKay spent the weekend at Skeena Crossing.
J. F. Maguire is expected back
from Vancouver tonight.
A. W. Healy.of Prince Rupert,
was here during the week.
D. E. Carroll, of Smithers, was
among the week's visitors  here.
J. O'Shea returned on Wednesday from a business trip to Port
Dr. Maclean brought a patient
from Smithers to the Hospital on
Wm. Grant returned on Wednesday from a business trip to
Skeena Crossing.
It is reported that the Carroll
property, on Hudson Bay mountain has been taken over by Calgary capitalists.
George Beirnes' ore freighting
outfit was brought up from Pacific on Tuesday, the Price contract
having been completed.
The sale of the Emerald and
Grandview groups, in the Sibola
district,is reported. These properties are owned,in part, by local
Robert Fornace.a colored man,
was brought from Vanderhoof on
Tuesday by Constable Wood for
medical attention, but died on the
following day.
H. D. Cameron returned from
Edmonton on Thursday. This
evening he will go up to Lake
Kathlyn to inspect the workings
on the Lone Star group, which is
being operated by himself and
his associates.
A general meeting of Hazelton
Progress Club will be held on
Tuesday evening at 8, in the
rooms of the Club. All members
and citizens generally are requested to attend. Important
business will be taken up.
Lieut. A Berner, of the 223rd
Canadian Scandinavians, is here
recruiting for the British Columbia platoon which is to be added
to his corps. The platoon will be
mobilized in Vancouver and will
then join the battalion at Portage
la Prairie.
word from his comrades of the . ,
16th that Findlay was with the     ���iS.S     Tk T   Ta
center, which reached the object-! ��f $150,000,000, will be launched
ive,  and was mortally wounded'on Mo,lday-
by a grenade.     The flanks were!    London:   Premier Borden and
unable to come up. and when the j his colleagues are  visiting  the
center retired Findlay could not battlefront in France.   They will
be taken  back.    Next day the return to London on Monday.
Coming Event*
March 13���General Meeting of Hazelton ProgresB Club, 6 p.m.
March 15���W. A.   Meeting,   Mission
House, 3 p.m.
March  if���W.  A.   Afternoon   Tea.
Dance in Evening for Soldiers' Aid. THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, MARCH 10. 1917
e umEinieca
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Canada and Brit;sh 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.
Vol. VI.
Saturday. March 10, 1917
No. 28
One of the most interesting and valuable publications yet issued
by the provincial mines department has just come to hand, in the
report of John D. Galloway,assistant mineralogist.on the Hazelton-
Telkwa district. This bulletin shows how, from small beginnings
in 1913, when the mineral production of this district was barely
$40,000, shipments have increased to the considerable figure of
$579,676 for 1916.   Mr. Galloway says:
"Mining in this district now seems to be in a healthy condition
and promises well for the future. It is true that as yet there are
only two important shippers���the Rocher de Boule and the Silver
Standard���but the encouraging thing is that development work is
being carried out in many places, and the writer has no hesitation
in expressing his conviction that many of these properties now
being developed will eventually become productive mines.
"As a rule the ore-bodies in this district may be considered as
small bodies of medium to high-grade ore as distinguished from the
large low-grade ore-bodies found in other parts of the province.
For this reason this section should prove attractive to small mining
syndicates and individual operators, as such large amounts of
capital are not required as in developing and equipping low-grade
mines. At the same time it may be pointed out that any form of
mining is an expensive business and that even a small mine requires
quite an initial outlay. A prospect which gives promise of
developing into a small high-grade mine can usually be tested out
with a small expenditure, and in such a case, if successful, returns
on the investment come quickly.
"The writer would like to reiterate and to emphasize that this
district contains a vast area which is as yet virtually unprospected,
and which can be classed as a distinctly promising field for
exploration. The whole Babine range, which has not been much
prospected as yet, would seem to be a likely section in which to
find mineral in paying quantities. A large tract of country which
should be a likely field for prospecting lies in the "big loop" of the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway from Copper City to Telkwa. This
territory is drained by the Zymoetz, Kitsequekla and Telkwa rivers
and many smaller streams; the country adjacent to these rivers has
been run over, but much still remains back from the main streams
which has scarcely been looked at.
"In the mountains on both sides of the Skeena river below
Pacific station the rocks of the Kitselas seiies are of frequent
occurrence. In this formation many showings of copper ore have
been discovered, but as a rule they are irregular and not continuous.
It is possible, though, that some of these may later be shown to
have enough copper minerals disseminated through a large area of
rock-matter to constitute a large low-grade ore-body."
In an informative address before the Vancouver Chamber of
Mines the other day, Alexander
Sharp, M.E., stated that American capitalists were eager to acquire copper areas in British
Columbia and said that one company had already secured thirty
square miles of copper area, another 152 mineral claims direct
and indirect, because they, the
Americans,realize that there will
not be a slump in copper after
the war as they believe that the
industries of peace must continue
to usf- copper in great quantities.
"But I hope," continued the
speaker, "that Canada will nake
up before it is too late and guard
against what will probably become the greatest copper area in
the world, the Canadian Rocky
Mountain Belt, 1600 miles long by
400 miles wide, being controlled
entirely by outside capital.
"I have no objection." he added, "to American companies
mining in British Columbia, or
any other part of Canada, as no
more large - hearted companies
ever mined in any land than the
American companies at present
mining here. But, nevertheless,
I warn the Canadian people, especially   the   governments,   of
these happenings, and if they
already know, then they don't
appear to realize the full significance and ultimate effect it will
have upon the province, Dominion
and Empire. A foreign nation,
however friendly, in control of
our mining and metallurgical industry would be a serious national blunder."
The speaker then stated that
"with the exception of the Consolidated Mining & Smelting Co.
of Canada, with smelter at Trail,
and mines at Rossland arid elsewhere, all the important producers of copper and copper ore in
British Columbia are controlled
by United States capital. That
is to say, only about 10 per cent
of the copper production of the
province���indeed the whole of
Canada���is home-controlled."
A remedy for this condition has
to be found, said Mr. Sharp. He
added-that if a little closer attention was paid to Canadian lode
mining by those in authority the
number of successful developments in the country would have
been much greater. He stated
that scores of small companies
were forced to sell out or close
down because conditions were
against them. They were liable
to many smelter deductions and
excessive charges for marketing
and   consequently  did   not  get
adequate remuneration for their
work. But in Australia foreign
nations are having a hard time
to retain their interests in the
mining metallurgy of the Commonwealth, because Premier
Hughes is making it possible for
the small capitalist to mine in
that country.
' 'The govern men t of A ustralia"
continued Mr. Sharp, "in order
to encourage greater mining efforts and to make the Australian
companies less dependent on outside help.lately organized the ore
shippers into a corporation of
Associated Smelters Limited, with
only shippers being eligible for
membership. The small companies, unable to contribute financially,are admitted on exactly
the same terms in regard to
smelting and refining as the most
important members, the charges
being the actual cost over a stated
"Many mines as great, if not
greater, than those now being
operated, will yet be discovered
in this country. Some doubtless
are now being opened up and
others are yet to be discovered
by Canadian prospectors, recommended to local companies by
Canadian engineers. I would
urge the leaders of our country
to follow the example set by
Premier Hughes and and the
government of Australia. Then
one Canadian company after another would be added to the list
of shippers until we would be
miningand refining all the metals
required within the Empire. Then
Canada would become a world
power���would be in a position to
write a declaration of industrial
Three-quarters of a million dollars have been advanced so far to
farmers of the province under
the agricultural credits act which
was initiated last year.
The Australian government
goes out of office on June 30.
Anzac soldiers will vote at the
front. All aliens will be barred
from the polls.
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
Inturame and Manufacturers' Agent.
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service lo 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.
British Columbia Land Surveyor
:.���:   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, B. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
j The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
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
and C. V. Smith.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited   '
The Hazelton Branch requests the support of all in its
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
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 return. 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. H. Hoskins,  A.  E. Player,  Wm.  Ware,  Jos.  Naylor,
H. H. Little, J. K. Frost, F. B. Chettleburgh
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Certificate of Improvements    [ =
The war is costing Canada a
million a day.
Germans are permitting Americans to leave Belgium.
William Blakemore, editor of
the Victoria Week, is dead.
Seattle has the champion team
of the Coast Hockey League.
It is probable that 1917 will be
a close season for grouse in B. C.
The past winter was the coldest for twenty years in Manitoba.
More arrests in connection with
the German plot are expected in
New York.
The Ontario legislature will
pass a bill giving women the
right to vote.
New submarines for the United
States are to be built on the
Pacific coast.
Twelve firemen were caught
under falling walls while fighting
a fire in Detroit.
Ships to the value of more than
$8,000,000 are now under instruction in Vancouver.
A new hospital is to be erected
at Esquimau, to serve the military
needs of the Pacific coast.
Seven hotel proprietors in Vancouver are charged with serving
liquor in prohibited hours.
Canada's revenue shows a large
increase. February alone brought
an additional three millions.
Both Australian houses of parliament are taking steps to go to
the country in the near future.
Thirteen were injutvd, three
seriously, in a rear-end collision
on the C. P. R. at Chaplin, Sask.
The Standard Oil Co. is asking
for indemnity for the destruction
of its oil properties in Koumania.
Premier Borden visited Canadian wounded in English hospitals, being warmly greeted by the
The Canadiangovernmentplans
to float a war loan of $150,000,000
to be placed on the market this
The Eastern Forwarding Co.,
of Baltimore, formed to exploit
German undersea boats, has been
All grain ground into Hour in
Germany will be milled to 92 per
cent instead of (>0 per cent as in
peace time.
One man was killed and four
seriously injured in an explosion
in the Ford auto assembling plant
at Cincinnati.
Officials at Ottawa deny the
truth of the statements recently
made regarding the enforcement
of the militia act.
Traffic has been demoralized in
Quebec as the result of a fifty-
mile gale which swept over the
country this week.
Mayor Mitchell of New York
has appealed to the rich to buy
carefully, eat moderately, and
not waste any food.
A new pension plan has been
introduced for the British army
under which a general increase
in pensions will be allowed.
An emergency appropriation of
three million dollars was rushed
througn the house at Washington
this week, to allow work on the
Alaskan railway to be continued.
Australian ministers who are to
attend the Imperial conference
have received threatening letters
from labor agitators.
The Irish question again looms
large in British politics. It is
the general opinion that a settlement must be effected soon.
General Gomez, leader of the
Cuban rebellion, is under arrest.
He may be executed for his part
in the German-planned revolt.
Villa agents on the border
state that Villa will join Germany
in the event of hostilities between
Germany and the United States.
Dr. Karl Liebknecht. the noted
socialist, has been barred from
practicing law in Germany, the
charge being attempted treason.
England is to grant every man
a vote. No one may cast more
than two ballots if the report of
the electoral reform committee is
carried out.
It is thought that the delay in
holding the imperial conference
in London will result in an all-
summer session of the Canadian
house of commons.
Plans are now being prepared
for a tunnel under the English
Channel, work on which will
probably be started at the conclusion of the war.
It is believed Holland will tie
up her ships rather than expose
them to the dangers of the submarine zone. The Entente powers would consider such action
unneutral and might requisition
Dutch vessels in Allied  harbors.
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, Ja^. E. Dean
of Hazelton, Free Miner's Certificate
i 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.
j Hudson's Bay Company j
8   Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors    8
25* ���
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 ot twenty-one
years at an annual rental of $1 an
acre. Not more than 2,500 acres will
be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must bo 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 sub-
divisions of sections, and in unsurveyed
territory the tract applied for shall be
staked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompani-1
ed by a fee of $5, which will be refund-
ed if the rights applied for are not I
available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable
output of the mine at the rate of live
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 tlie working of the mine at
the rate of $10. (It; 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 i
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of the Interior.
N.B.���Unauthorized    publication   of i
this advertisement will not be paid for.
H.B. Stout XXXX qts., bottle, .25
Cascade Beer - - - " " .25
Victoria Phoenix Beer " " .25
Schlitz Beer   ---,'"       "    .40
NURSES' INVALID PORT, qts, per bottle, $1.00
Lowest rates Prince Rupert to all Eastern Points via steamer
to Vancouver and Canadian Pacific Railway.
Meals  and berth included on steamer
S.S. "Princess Maquinna" leaves Prince Rupert every SUNDAY, at 6 p.m.
S.S. "Princess Sophia" leaves Prince Rupert Feb. 16th,
26th; March 9th, March 19th and March 30th.
t      J. I. Peters, General Agent, 3rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert.B.C     ,.
The Prince Rupert Empire man,
who is a candidate for the house
of commons for this Riding,
This is to introduce the man
who always fights for the rights
and interests of the masses
rather than for partyism.
Express, General Drayage and Freighting
/ IVFRY nnA <\TACF^ We are Prepared to supply private
lulrlUr.ll    UllU  JJ/1ULJ   an(i   public   conveyances   day  and
night.     Our stages meet all trains at South Hazelton or New Hazelton.
Consign  your shipments in  Our
I Care   for  Storage  or  Delivery.
fi| Adilretts nil cumnmnicalKins to Hnzulton.
> ������.i..-m,.���i .,���... .ii ��� msm^ismmsM
Ruddy & MacKay
Steamers sailing between Skagway,  Juneau,
Wrangell,  Ketchikan,  Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Commercial Printing at
Leave Prince Rupert for Ocean Falls, Vancouver Victoria, Seattle,
Friday at 9:00 A.M. For Anyox Wednesday at 12 midnight. For
Ketchikan. Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, Wednesday, January 10, 24,
February 7. 21, March 7, 21, at 1 P.M. Fortnightly sailings to Port
Simpson, Stewart, and Queen Charlotte Island points.
Arrive Prince Rupert, from the South every Wednesday at 10:80  A. It,
Eastbound trains leave Hazelton: Passenger,Wednesday and Saturday.
7:10 P.M. Mixed 1:50 P.M. Tuesday.     Wayfreight 12:80 P.M. Saturday.
Westbound   trains leave  Hazelton:   I'as. emn r Tuesday and Thursday,
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Certificate of Improvements'
uate in the Omineca Mining Division of
Cassiar District.
Where located: -On the West slope
of Rocher do Boule Mountain.
TAKE NOTICE that I, Dalby B.
Morkill, of Hazelton, B.C., B.C. Land
Surveyor, acting as agent for New
Hazelton Gold-Cobalt Mines, Limited,
(N. P. L.), Free Miner's Certificate
No. 5598C, 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 tnke notice that action,
under section 85, must be commenced
before the issuance of such Certificate
of Improvements. 21-29
Dated this 15th day of January, A.
D. 1917.
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Principal repayable lst October, 11)16.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by
cheque (free of exchange al any chartered Bank in Canada) al
the rate of five per cent per annum from the dale of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering
at par and accrued interest, aa Ihe equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue in
Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short
date security.
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respect of applications for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of
Finance, Ottawa.
=5s lernment will shortly send a nolo
I to the United Slates  explaining
London : Against stubborn
German resistance the British
troops have advanced their lines
north of the Ancre, in France.an
average depth of a quarter of a
mile on a front of nearly five
miles. A British advance has
also been made north of Puisieux
au Mont and east of Gommecourt.
A German bombing attack forced;! railway systems are  now
the British to evacuate a trench
east of Sailly-Saillisel,but the lost
ground  was  later regained by a
The important Persian city of
Hamadani, which has been the
center of much fighting.has been This scheme ��f tlie government
recaptured by the Russians. The is the ��� as when Germany
way is now cleared for a Russian j occupied Poland,
advance into Mesopotamia to aid , Pekin: The Chinese prime
in the operations for the capture minister resigned when the pres-
of Bagdad. The admiralty re-; ident refused to give his sanction
ports that in Mesopotamia opera-j to the cabinet's recommendation
tions British river gunboats are! that China sever relations with
indicting   heavy   losses   on   the Germany.
the adherence of Bulgaria to
Germany, and instructing the
Bulgarian minister at Washington to demand his passports.
The Germans still continue to
retreat north of the Ancre, aided
by low visibility.
Copenhagen: The Kaiser has
issued a proclamation to the German Empire, announcing that all
military control
That part of Belgium now in
Germany's hands has been divided into three provinces, with
the cities of Brussels, Namur and
Stapus designated as the capitals.
ties here feel that Austria has
stretched a point in order to
meet the American effort to
avoid a break.
New York: Dr. Chakiaberty,
Hindu, and Dr. Sckunner, German, are under arrest, charged
with "setting on foot a military
expedition against a friendly nation." The Hindu physician and
the German admit having re
ceived $60,000 to start a revolution in India, the money being
paid by Wolff von Igel, who is
now aboard the Frederick VIII,
travelling on a safe conduct pass.
limited to one hour for each member.
London: Continuing their victorious advance in Mesopotamia,
the British are now within twelve
miles of the city of Bagdad.
Paris: Our forces took German
prisoners in actions at three different places on the western
front. Artillery is very active
between the Oise and the Aisne.
London:  That the blockade will
Atwo-million-dollarpropagandaj ensure the defeat of the Germans
fund has been left by Bernstorff; was the declaration  of Winston
in the States. | Churchill, speakingin parliament.
Concrete evidence is accumu- He gave an outline of the British
lating here that the U-boat men- view of the situation,stating that
ace is a rank failure. Neutral the steady and relentlesseconomic
correspondents are startled by pressure of the Allies must force
the unrestricted  opportunity  to the Teutons to take the initiative.
retreating Turkish troops, which
are passing in great numbers.
Berlin: Germany's offer of an
j alliance with Mexico is an act of
Paris: All branches of artillery I self-defence, and may reveal to
have been active between the | Americans the danger to which
Oise and Aisne south of Neuvron, : Wilson is leading them. It is a
and in Alsace, in the sector of I duty to enlist as an ally America's
Burnhaupt. All is calm on the i bitterest enemy,
rest of front. I    Washington:      President Wil-
Extreme cold is being experi- 90rii in njs inaugural speech
enced at present.
Tokio:     The Japanese foreign ,
speech yesterday, warned the United States
that a more immediate associa-
ofiice has issued a statement. tion with the war may he requir-
claiming that frequent attempts led than one of mere armed
have been made by Germany to ! neutrality.
sow seeds of distrust between I President Wilson demands a
Japan, Great Bntain and the radical change in the senate
United States.     Japan is quite|rules,and is bitterly disappointed
confident,   however,   that she is
not distrusted.
Rome: Activity on the Italian
front yesterday was confined to
artillery firing, which took place
Washington: Wilson's "armed
neutrality" bill is being blocked
by a small group of Progressive
Republicans. The naval appropriation bill has passed both
senate and congress.
Evidence   in   connection   wiLh
the destruction of the Laconia,
now io  the hands of the state
department,   shows
Americans  were  ki
over the holding up of the "armed neutrality" measure. The
president has no power to arm
ships without the senate's sanction. He stated that the nation
is with him, but a few men in the
senate are able to defeat the will
of the nation.
London: British aviators yesterday dropped bombs on German
blast furnaces at Brebach,
One reason why the Germans
that three; retreated along the Ancre was
ed and the j because it was fast becoming a
lives of twenty-five others put in garrison of lunatics. The mud,
jeopardy. which  was bottomless in places,
New York: The Belgian relief and tne ceaseless pounding of
ship Samland and the Dutch ship1 the British guns had turned their
Bomberg report being stopped by I positions into pits too   horrible
a new type of German submarine
which examined their papers and
allowed them to proceed, It was Si,ys
a new type of underwater craft,
especially constructed for submarine blockade, with hardly enough
deck-space upon which to stand.
Stockholm: The government
was defeated on a joint ballot of
the two chambers on a request
for an appropriation of thirty million crowns, to be used for preserving Sweden's neutrality.
for human nerves to stand.
Bonar Law, in reply to critics,
the   government   will   not
view the food stores in Great
Britain. Everywhere the docks
are piled mountain-high with
London: After Saturday Holland will be compelled to prohibit
the export of bread to Belgium
on account of the German submarine warfare.
London: The German government has sent a wireless message
to Bernstorff at sea asking him
to explain how the German note
in regard to bringing Mexico and
Japan into war with the Uuited
States was divulged.
Washington: The U.S. supreme
court has awarded the steamer
Appam to her British owners.
The plot revealed to the secret
servicewould includelndia.Guam,
the Phillipines, Mexico and Central American states.
A German plan to operate U-
boats from Peruvian bases has
been nipped by the British, who
arrested the German agents.
Sydney: A German raider of
4000 tons, with a torpedo tube in
addition to guns and a seaplane,
and fully equipped "for sinking
vessels, is operating on the Colombia and Aden sea lanes.
Laredo- Evidence of Hun perfidy has been disclosed. The
Germans played Villa against Carranza co embroil the U. S. The
Tampico oilfield was one objective. Villistas were to sporadically invade the border states.
withdraw the Saloniki expedition
and thai Roumania was not forced
to enter the war.
The Swedish government has
resigned, following the refusal
of an appropriation of thirty
million crowns for preserving
Sweden's neutrality. The ministry now faces a crisis.
Paris:   Desperate fighting con-
If ' \
||       TUESDAY, MARCH 6      |j
^ ���^
Paris: A violent German attack was made on a front of a
mile and three-quarters, repeated
assaults being repulsed, with
heavy losses to the Germans.
The enemy forces failed to get a
footing anywhere except in a few
advanced positions north of Cor-
rieres wood.
London: Semi-official despatches from Bulgarian press agencies
declare that the  Bulgarian gov-
London: British forces in Mesopotamia have approached almost
within range of Bagdad.
On the western front Briiish
troops have made further progress northwest of Irles and north
of Puisieux au Mont.
Paris: French forces raided
German trenches between Di.sne
and the Aisne, taking prisoners.
The enemy attempted several
raids near St. Mihiel and Fleury,
but were checked by our curtain
of fire and retired with heavy
London: Twenty-six vessels
were sunk during the past week,
out of 2528 ships arriving and
2177 sailing.
New York: It is reported that
the British captured 48 German
submarines between Feb. 1 and
Feb. Hi.
Washington: The action of
the senators who blocked the
armament bill has aroused a storm
of protest. Senator Stone may
be deposed as chairman of the
foreign relations committee, while
Democrats in St. Louis demand
his resignation from the senate.
The Cleveland Press says Slone
is one of "The Kaiser's Dozen"
and can no longer be trusted or
respected.    It also urges that the
He favored the slow but sure
process rather than a sudden desperate drive. The British will
thus force the enemy fleet into
action,and the destruction of German naval power, he held, was
essential to complete victory.
Sir Edward Carson deplored the
impatience of those who were
ready to gamble with the British
navy. If we failed, he said, it would
mean the end of the British Empire. England would fight and endure  despite  German measures.
The report of the Dardanelles
commission states that certain
important political advantages
were gained by the expedition,
although the main object was
not attained. The three weeks'
i delay was costly.
Washington: It is regarded as
certain that the senate rules will
be amended. The opposition to
the change is so small that it will
be easily overborne, the filibuster-1
ers being forced to talk themselves
out. Opposition to Stone's retention of the foreign committee
chairmanship is strong. Press
attacks on his action are heated.
The New York Sun says his continuance in office is a menace to
the States. An editorial in the
WashingtonTimesheaded "Slacker Bill Must Go" charges Stone
with displaying pro-German tendencies and a   "yellow  streak." j
Germany's India plot involved
the Panama Canal. The Huns
hoped at Panama to strike a severe blow at the United States,
using Hindus in place of Germans.
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tinues in the region of Caurrieres
wood  and  Douaumont,   but the i other eleven senators be not for
French  refuse  to  be   dislodged
from the captured trenches.
Washington: The senate yesterday turned down the "armed
neutrality" bill, claiming that it
had died with the sixty-fourth
congress on Sunday last.
Austria's reply to the United
States respecting unrestricted
submarine warfare declares that
she cannot give up her right to
sink enemy merchantmen. She
does not include neutral merchant
ships under this head.    Authori-
gotten, and publishes their pictures alongside (hat of Benedict
Arnold. The state legislature
denounces their course as treasonable.
The Washington Times says
Stone's action   was  treasonable.
All the filibusters are condemned by their constituents and the
country generally.
The senate will pass a two-
thirds closure rule.providingthat
on a two-thirds vote of the senate
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