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VOL. VI, NO. 40
Telegraphic  News  From Many
Cities Condensed for
Our Readers
Winnipeg: Wheat pit operations may be prohibited until the
end of the war.
Calgary: Labor leaders have
called upon the striking coal
miners to resume work. In case
of their refusal the government
will take immediate action.
Ottawa: Reorganization of the
Borden cabinet is likely to bring
surprises. Prominent business
men and Liberal representatives
may be asked to join the ministry.
It is rumored that Sir Clifford
Sif ton is likely to take a portfolio.
Ottawa: The Balfour party
received a magnificent welcome
here on Monday. Premier Borden
assured the British mission that
Canada was prepared to assume
her full share of the war burdens
and maintain the high Heals of
the Allies.
Montreal: "Purge politics to
win the war" was the motto of
the National Unity conference,
which passed resolutions urging
nonpartisan methods in allspheres
and calling for national organization. The delegates declared for
control of food supplies and prices
and punishment of illegal hoarding.
Washington: Thirteen interned German naval and merchant
vessels were transferred to the
American service yesterday, by
order of the president.
The U.S. naval commission has
recommended the establishment
of submarine bases at San Diego,
Los Angeles, Mare Island, Port
Angeles, and a point on the Columbia river, as well as six aviation bases on the Pacific coast.
Amsterdam: Prof. Delmar,
formerly head of the English
department of Berlin University,
who has just arrived from Germany, declares the spirit of the
German people is kept up solely
by the hope that the U-boat
campaign against. Britain will win
the war. Otherwise the people
are prepared to admit that Germany is beaten. Germans feel
that they have been deceived by
Wilson, who is now the object of
the Germans' greatest hatred.
Patriotic Contributions
The annual report of the Canadian Patriotic Fund,just issued,
shows the following contributions
for the last fiscal year: Hazelton,
$1880.55; Telkwa, $1600; Smith-
ers,$791; New Hazelton, $427.95.
Turner Takes Charge
London: Hon. J. H. Turner,
former agent-general for B. C,
succeeds Sir Richard McBride
Methodist Church
The regular evening service
will be held tomorrow evening,
beginning at 7:30.
Monday being a public holday,
the postoffice will be open for
general delivery and registration
only between 4 and 5 p.m.
Rome: Italy's great and successful offensive has already cost
the Austrians 300,000 in killed,
wounded and prisoners.
The Italian forces are now consolidating their gains and reinforcing their line with new troops.
Positions taken from the enemy
are being re-fortified. Our troops
continue to inflict frightful losses
on the enemy by repelling innumerable counter-attacks.
London: The number of German prisoners falling into the
hands of the French between
April 15 and May 24 was 31,859,
of whom 28,045 were unwounded.
Many tons of bombs were
dropped by Briiish airmen who
raided Ostend, Zeebrugge and
Bruges,fortified by the Germans.
Paris: Violent counter-attacks
by German artillery and infantry
in two sectors of the French
front were repulsed.
In the region of Moulin Laf-
faux,  on  the California plateau,
Stewart Norrie, of Prince Rupert, fisheries overseer for this
division, is here this week, preparing his subordinates for their
season's work. Fred. Johnson
returns to Babine lake; L. 11.
McLean goes to Babine East,
while James Latham will cover
the Hazelton district and W. J.
Goodwin the Terrace section.
New methods of taking spring
salmon are reported by Mr Norrie,
who says the fishermen are now
trolling with spoons and making
good catches. They are receiving
an average price of eight cents a
pound, and as their equipment is
less expensive than when nets
are used, they are doing well.
The sockeye season opens on
June 20. but there is reason to
fear that the run will be diminished again this summer, as has
been the case for some years
past. Mr. Norrie expresses the
opinion that measures for the
conservation of salmon will be
necessary  to prevent depletion.
and around Chevreux enemy artillery kept up a bombardment
throughout the night.
Guynemer, the famous French
aviator, brought down five German airplanes,mal<ing his record
to date 43, and surpassing the
record of Ball,the British airman
who destroyed 41 enemy machines
before being taken prisoner.
Copenhagen: Germans expect
another sea battle soon.
Austrian despatches indicate
the likelihood of the dissolution of
parliament and a general election.
Thousands of workmen ceased
work and held a peace demonstration at the opening of parliament.
The Hague : Germany has
abandoned hope of a separate
peace with Russia. The press
warns Ihe people of the end of
tne unofficial truce on the eastern
Christiania: Norway is turning against the Huns.     The na-
Miss Hogan Goes Overseas
A large number of friends assembled at the station on Wednesday evening to bid Godspeed
to Miss May Hogan, who left lo'
join the overseas nursing staff of
the Canadian forces. For several
years Miss Houan has heen matron
of Hazelton Hospital and super- j
intendent of the nurses' training
school, making a host of friends,
who will wish her success in her
war work and a safe return to
tion cannot remain friendly with
a country which relentlessly sinks
peaceful shipping.
Dominion Day  Picnic
Preliminary arrangements for
the annual picnic to be held on
July 2 at the Hospital recreation
grounds will be made at a meeting of the Red Cross executive
to be held on Tuesday evening.
Improved Phone System
The new switchboard system
of the Northern Telephone Co is!
being installed by Hairy Kirk, a
telephone expert from Vancouver,;'
who expects to have the work
completed by Wednesday. Sub-
scribers will have the option of
private lines, two- or four-party
lines, and the number of phones
will undoubtedly be increased as
a result of the improved service.
A Farewell Dance
District Forester R. E. Allen j
will take his family to Prince:
Rupert next week, his office now
being located in  the coast city.
On   Monday evening the people
of the town will tender Mr.   and
Mrs.  Allen a farewell dance in
Assembly Hall, beginning at nine. |
There will be a large attendance
of townspeople to give the popular Aliens.a good sendoff.
New York: There have been
numerous arrests for treasonable
utterances against conscription
and for conspiracy against the
government on the part of the
The shipping world wasstartled
yesterday by an order closing
New York harbor for the greater
part of the forenoon.
London: The Spanish government has seized a cargo of Argentine wheat at Bilbao. The
grain was consigned to Switzerland.
Soldier.-, rioted in Barcelona.
Numerous officers were imprisoned.
British losses in cereal-carrying
vessels has been only six per
Baron Devonport, British food
controller.has resigned on account
of ill-health.
Three American steamers were
sunk by German gunfire.
Toronto: A federal election or
coalition is predicted. A summary of political conditions in the
east shows much diversity of
view. Borden's reconstruction
has not yet assumed shape. The
attitude of Laurier and the Liberals   has not been made known.
The final draft of the conscription bill is ready, but the act is
not likely to he effective for a
couple of months, as it will take
that long to register the manhood of the country.
Major McHugh Killed
Monday's casualty list contains
the name of Major A. L. McHugh,
killed inaction. "Tony" McHugh
was one of the best-known railroad contractors in the north,
having been associated with the
building of the G.T.P. through
this province. He was on duty
with a Canadian railway battalion at the front.
New  Methodist Parson
Rev. M. Pike is expected to
return from the coast this evening. He will be here for two
weeks before leaving for his new
station in the Okanagan district.
Rev. F. C. Scott,, a brother of
Rev. W. M. Scott, has been assigned to Hazelton. He comes
from Howe Sound.
Items Of General Interest From
Hazelton and Surrounding District
H. Gray, of Vancouver, is here
this week.
County court will be held in
Hazelton on June 9.
J. T. Freed, of Vancouver, was
among the week's visitors.
J. Schneider and C. Smith came
down from Endako on Sunday.
J. G. Millichamp.of Vancouver,
was in town during the early
part of the week.
M. J. Somers, of Edmonton,
and E. Pugmire, of Winnipeg,
were among Tuesday's arrivals.
The sum of $2000 is to be spent
in improving the Manson trail,
under the direction of W. B.
Miss Agnes Grant went to
Prince Rupert this week, to resume her duties in the forest
branch office.
Dr. Wrinch and R. Langlands
have returned from Victoria,
where they attended the Methodist conference.
Chief Constable Taylor has
notified the Indians that they will
not be allowed in the town after
nine in the evening.
Monday, King George's birthday, having been proclaimed a
public holiday, the government
offices will be closed.
Dr. Maclean left on Wednesday
for a visit to Vancouver, via
G. T. P. and C. N. R. He will
return by the coast route.
A number of forest fires have
been burning in various parts of
the district, hut have done little
damage and are now under control.
Miss Jean Grant, of the Union
Bank staff, has been transferred
to Smithers,her place in the local
branch being taken by Miss Constance Goddard.
Forest Ranger Chettleburgh
returned from Prince Rupert on
Wednesday. He reports fine
weather and good business conditions in the coast city.
Private James Hevenor, one of
Hazelton's returned soldiers, has
gone to Toronto, to take a course
in telegraphy in the military vocational training establishment
Mining Recorder Kirby has issued 190 free miners' certificates
in the Hazelton office. The deputy recorders have not yet reported, but it is believed the
number of licenses issued in
Omineca for the season will at
least equal last year's figure.
W. B. Steele, deputy mining
recorder at Man3on Creek,returned from Victoria on Wednesday,
accompanied by his brother, E.
V. Steele. Billy has regained
his health, and is ready to buckle
down to work on his placer mine
when he reaches the gold camp.
^���^���^��� THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1917
Published every Saturday at Hazelton. the Center of the
Great Omineca District of British Columbia.
Preserving Vegetables
We have become so accustomed
I to  using  vegetables from   cans
j (or fresh) that we no not realize
that they   can   be   successfully
preserved  in palatable forms by
other methods.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:   Canada and British Possessions. Two Dollars a j     profegBOr fl of  the   Unl.
year; Foreign, 1 hree Dollars a year. ;
advertising RATES:    Display, $2.5d per inch per month:   Reading versity of California,  says that
Notices, 20 cents per line tor each insertion.    Iiegal notices inserted at B. C. ! j^g scarcity of tin cans and glass
Gazette rates. \ . ,
  jars makes it   imperative   that
A. R. Macdonald, Publisher and Proprietor.
Vol. VI.
Saturday, June 2, 1917
No. 40 these other methods be used this
i season  if any great quantity of
SOLDIERS LEARNING TO FARM vegetables is to be kept for use
While Private Citizen Smith and  Private  Citizen   Brow.,  are next winter-     He describes sev-
discussing and wondering "whether the returned soldier will go in eral methods,  which,   while  not
ior farming." Private Soldier Smith  and  Private  Soldier  Brown Inew- and Probably not generally
known,   are  simple,   cheap  and
effective,   whether
small or large scale.
are   doing it.
Not till the able-bodied men return can we  tell   what number | Active,   whether applied  on a
of soldiers is likely to take up land and farm it.     The chances are
that it will be large, if the men are convinced that the schemes for
helping them will be so developed and worked as  to offer a  clear n"'lh<"1 "f  k,vi,i">-   '^"vlai.l.r.:.
hope of success.
A census is now being taken among Canadian soldiers overseas
and on this it should be possible to base an estimate of the number
agriculturally inclined. The card issued for the purpose by the
National Service Commission includes spaces to be filled up with I exposing them on trays to the
each man's name, age. unit and rank, regimental number, P. 0. snn- The vegetables should first
address before enlisting, and province. Each soldier is then asked h(J vvashe(1. Peeled if necessary,
the following questions: * !puf  into pieces about one-fourth
"Which are you, married, single, or widower ?" :of an inch thiok- sP,-ead on tra>'s
"Name and address of last employer before you enlisted?"        or sheets of PaPer'  and  exP0Sed
Drying is  the  most   common
aside from canning.
All root vegetables, such as
potatoes, carrots, turnips, beets,
etc., can be dried successfully by
State relationship,  sex
to the sun until dry.     Potatoes,
a ni
"How many dependents have you ?
age of each " carrots,turnips and beets will dry
"What were you working at ?" !in tllis wa-V in tw0 to four da-vs-
"Have you any trade or profession?   If so, what?" |Onions require longer.
"Is your old position open for you on your return to Canada in ; Dried ve>retables must be'kept
fit condition?" | in covered crocks or tight boxes
"Do you wish to take your discharge in Great Britain?" j01' heav-v sacks- t0 prevent insect
"Do you propose to make your home in Canada after the war?" inJ"r-v-   Before usii)* for cookin*
"Do you wish to take up farming as an occupation?" jthe   dried   vegetables   must   be
"Have you ever worked on a farm?    If so, how long?" jsoaked in water about 24 llouri5-
"How much money do you expect to have at your disposal on They raay tlleM b<' cook(5(i and
your te$urn' to Canada ?" served in  ways similar to those
"Do you desire to take advantage of any available scheme of used for fresh vegetables. By
assisted agricultural settlement?" proper seasoning and preparation
"If so, what province do you desire to settle in?" (Med   vegetables  can   be   made
"And would you, if necessary  to gain  experience,   work   for .  .       , . , ,    ,��� , ���,   .
... ,. ' . ,. , into palatable dishes.      lheirnu-
pre vail ing wages on a I arm on your return, providing your dependents
were in the meanwhile given the same support as they now receive?" tritive value is not   Pelwl,tib|.v
Meanwhile.the men already hack among us are those who have; charged by drying.
been invalided home.     Men recovering from an illness, or disabled      Vegetables can also be preserv-
seriously enough to prevent their return to the firing line, do not at ed by the use of suit.
first feel like taking up the strenuous life of a farm. Wash, peel and cut  the  vege-
Nevertheless, the vanguard of the military farming force is tables into pieces one-fourth of
already on the spot. aM   jt)Cn   thick.      Weigh   them.
Today,  the records of the Military Hospitals Commission show  Weigh out one pound of salt to
75 mpn have had their applicationsgranted for agricultural training, each Ihree pounds of vegetables.
besides those passed by the Disabled Soldiers Training Boards  and ' place  a  thin layer of salt in the
awaiting the  Commission's approval.     Of these 75 as many as 37 I bottom of a  crock   or  barrel  or
are in Alberta, 22 in Saskatchewan, M in Manitoba and the other wooden bucket in which the veg-
two in British Columbia.  A considerable proportion are specializing etables are to be stored.     Then
in farm mechanics.
build  the vegetables and salt up
The training board.it may be explained,consists of a vocational in alternate layers until the con-
odicer.a medical officer, and a third member.generally representing tainer is half full. Cover the
the provincial commission established to help returned soldiers find vegetables with a layer of salt,
employment. When a man is found unable, owing to any effect of Place a piece of wood on top of
his service, to take up his former occupation, he may claim the the vegetables and a heavy weight
privileges of the government's re-education scheme. That is, he is on the piece of wood. In 24
entitled to receive free training for a new occupation, along with; hours the vegetables will be
free maintenance for himself and his family while the training1 found covered with a heavy brine
lasts and for a month longer. | formed   by the salt and the juice
The number of returned men who have gone out on the iand from the vegetables. The vege-
independently is unknown, but is probably large. ! tables will have greatly increased
To provide for the increasing number of returned soldiers who j in bulk. More sliced vegetables
desire an agricultural training, the government of Alberta has and salt in the ratio of one pound
arranged to keep one of the provincial schools of agriculture in (of salt to three pounds ot vege-
operation throughout the year. In the ordinary course these schools i tables may be added to fill the
are closed from April 1 to November 1. jar or barrel and pressure applied
The school chosen is situated at Olds. 58 miles north of again. Keep the vegetables im-
Calgary. on the Edmonton line. There the men will receive twelve mersed in this brine by means of
months' instruction, with the object of taking it either continuously
for a summer and a winter, or in two winter courses separated by
an interval which they can spend on a farm.
The great re-education center for Ontario.at Guelph.just taken
over as a going concern by the Military Hospitals Commission from
the provincial government, is fully equipped for the most thorough
agricultural training. The property covers 850 acres, nearly all
available for this use, and a great proportion of it already under
cultivation.     There  is a   large  greenhouse,  for gardening under
glass; a model dairy barn; up-to-date machinery; and live-stock of in brine.    Use crocks, barrels or
all kinds complete the equipment for animal husbandry. wooden containers.
a light wood weight until they
are to be used. If they show
s-igns of spoiling add more salt.
Before cooking, soak out the excess salt as is done with salt fish,
or parboil a short time for the
same purpose. Do not use metal
containers for storage of vegetables, because metal will dissolve
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,   R.   E.  Allen,  J.  K.  Frost,   J.  R.  Barker,
and J. G. Powell.     Monthly Subscriptions are Solicited
The  Hazelton   Branch  requests  the support of all in its
efforts to assist in the noble work of this great humanitat ian
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: J. K. Frost,
H. H. Little, R. E. Allen, F. B. Chettleburgh
H. B. Campbell, H. F. Glassey, G. W. McKay.
%     ������-.iPir  i... r   ���r-TT-r-      :zl THE OMINECA MINER, SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 1917
The World's Doings in Brief
News Notes from Many Sources
Typhus is sweeping over Turkey.
had  the  port of arrival  mined
four   days   before   the   vessels
Australian  losses  in  the  war got there.     British  precautions
aggregate 60,793. defeated the Hun plans.
Chinese laborers may be im-. One hundred thousand desert-
ported into the U.S. jers fmm the Turkish armies  are
Six more Swedish ships have said to have resorted to brigand-
been sunk in the Baltic. jage.
Premier Massey of New Zea-1 A big strike of rich copper ore
land^s visiting Winnipeg. ion the Drum Lummon mine. 100
Leopold de Rothschild, the) mijes south of Prince Rupert, is
famous sportsman, is dead. J reported.
Nominations for Alberta's gen-j The steamer Prince Rupert,
eral elections are on June 7. j whicn stranded on March  23,   is
The Ocean Falls pulp mill began making paper this week.
Asquith has declined the chairmanship of the Irish conference.
Nearly 9000 Jews have been
expelled from Jaffa by the Turks.
A force of Villistas is reported
to be approaching the Texas border.
expected  to   be   in   commission
again on June 25.
Les Darcy, the Australian pugilist, whose flight to avoid conscription caused much comment,
is dead of pneumonia, in Tennessee.
Dr. J. W. Mcintosh, M. L. A.,
leader of the  "purity"  wing of
The King of Italy  conferred j the Liberal party in B. (',.', is go-
decorations of five Canadian offi-'ing to the front as an army surgeon.
The  Men's  Federation   urges
times, when the owners of such
tramway, tunnel, adit, shaft, or
other mining development were
not using such for their own
purposes to fijl capacity of same."
Addressing Soldiers' Mail
In order to facilitate the handling of mail at the front and to
ensure prompt delivery, it is requested that all mail be addressed as follows:
(a) Regimental Number.
(b) Rank.
(c) Name.
(d) Squadron, Battery or Company.
(e) Battalion, Regiment, (or
other unit), Staff appointment or Department,.
(f) Canadian Contingent.
(g) British Expeditionary
(h) Army PostOffice, London
Unnecessary mention of higher
formations, such as brigades,
divisions, is strictly forbidden,
and causes delay.
j Hudson's Bay Company j
S Groceries, Drygoods, Boots and Shoes, Hardware, Wholesale Liquors 3
1 Stocks   all   Staple   Imported   Scotches, |
| Brandies, Gins, Port Wine, Bourbon, Rye, case and draught. |
| SCHLITZ and BUDWEISER Beer, qts., at 40c per qt. 1
| PHOENIX-and CASCADE Beer, at 25 cents  per quart. 1
3 :                :       ASSORTED SOFT DRINKS       ;       :        : =
2 S
I We   cannot  sell  less  than  SIX  Bottles,   BUT  WE CAN I
' g We  solicit  Mail  Orders and guarantee prompt attention =
| �� and shipment. =
prohibition   of   horseracing   in East St Louis. Mo.,
Canada. ...       . ,. ,   .        .   .
resulting in   martial  law   being
Serious color riots occurred  in i
this  week,!
Americans in Canada will be
amenable to the U.S. conscription
Many  negroes  were!
Ottawa despatches say Premier
Voluntary food   economy  may Borden will request the  resigna-|
render rationing in Great Britain |
tions of all his ministers as a pre
liminary to reconstruction of the
Germans in Brazil predict that | cabinet.
Germany   will   declare   war  on
that republic.
Russian  Jews  in Copenhatrpn
are   planning   an
Wu  Ting  Fang,   China's new �� --. c t r     u
, , conference of Jews, for the pro-
premier, is  expected  to dec are L   u       ,,,������,      ,   ,i        u
.     ' K taction of their interests through-
against Germany. . ., .,
J out the world.
Germans in the U.S. are organizing a national propaganda for a
German   republic.
Vancouver Conservatives will,.,,,,
not oppose Attorney-General Far- !on Saturday  caused  238  deaths
ris in the by-election. ���A   ,n'"nes   '��   !1,22   '���s-
, Thousands are homeless and des-
Married men are not exempted '<��� titute.
from  draft in  the  U.S.   unless '        , ,      ,     ,   ..   Q   . ,
German delegates to the Social-
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   May
May 11th, May 21st, and June 3rd.
J. L Peters, General Agent, 8rd Ave. & 4th St., Prince Rupert, B.C
I Tornadoes which swept Illinois,
j Kentucky, Kansas, Alabama, Ar-
ikansas,   Indiana   and Tennessee
ist convention profess a desire to
follow Russia's example, but it is
they have actual dependents.
Balfour and the British mission
were given flattering receptions,
in Toronto.Ottawa and Montreal. !si8nificant  that ,hey   have  the
sanction of the Kaiser's govern-!
ment   for   their   attendance   at
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 pariyism.
Resolutions urging Spain to
join the Entente were passed at
a great mass meeting in Madrid.
Russian Socialists have calledan j       Propose Change in Laws
international conference ��t Stock-1    At the mining convention  held
holm, to be held between July 15'recently in Nelson, the following
and 30. ���    . .
resolutions were passed:
Federal statistics just publish-:    "Whereas there are some 4400
ed give B. C. a total of four hun-!
dred  billion  feet of commercial
| Crown granted mineral claims in
! the province not being operated
!or improved upon,
"Resolved,  that the provincial
sum" revested In United States by Act
of Congress dated June, 9, 1916. Two
million, three hundred thousand Acres
to be opent'd for Homesteads and sale.
Agricultural and Timber Lands. Con-;
Bervatlve estimate Forty Billion feet of .
commercial lumber.    Containing some
of   best   land   left  in   United   States.
I,are;e Map showing  land   by   seetions i
and   Description   of soil, climate, rainfall,    elevations,   etc.     Postpaid   One,
Dollar.     Grant   Lands  Locating  Co., \
Box (ilO, Portland, Oregon.
Price $495
The Ford is logically the Car for this country.
it can take the hills ahead of them all. and
rough roads affect it not at all. It has an
engine with a record.     It is serviceable and
All ears completely equipped,  including electric headlight.      Prices f. o. b. Ford, Ontario.
Local Agents
Naval Secretary  Daniels says
the  U. S.   is  building as  many
destroyers as  her shipyards can government be requested to  de-
accomodate. vise a scheme of taxation that
Over a million women are work-1wil1 enf��rce the development of
ing in  Great  Britain.     Of  this I Crown  granted   mineral   claims
number   800,000   did   not  work  within a rtasonable time."
before the war. "Resolved,that thegovernment
Preparations are being made in I be asked to amend Chapter 162,
Ottawa for the celebration of the! R, s. B. C. so as to allow any
fiftieth anniversary of confedera-1 tribut mini claim (o have
tion on July 1 and 2.
Ice Cream
Soft Drinks
Up-to-Date   Drug Stores
Hazelton -     U. C
The enforced Belgian contribution for the maintenance of
German forces is to be increased
to 60,000,000 marks a month.
The U. S. secret service is trying to ferret out^the spies who
advised Germany of the departure of American destroyers for
European waters.    The Germans
ore or any other material transported through any tunnel, adit,
shaft, or other mining development, and over any tramway
used for mining purposes, now
constructed, or hereafter to be
constructed, upon equitable terms
and conditions as now piovided
for in this chapter.at any and all
James G. Powell
Provincial Assayer
NEW HAZELTON    -      -    B.C.
Steamers sailing between Skagway,   Juneau,
Wrangell,  Ketchikan, Anyox, Prince Rupert,
Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle.
Leave Prince Rupert for Ocean Falls, Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle,
Thursday at 12 midnight. For Anyox Wednesday at 12 midnight. For
Ketchikan, Wrangell, Juneau, Skagway, Wednesday, April 4th, 18th;
May 2nd, 16th, 30th,at 1 P.M.    Fortnightly sailings to Queen Charlotte
Island points.
Arrive Prince Rupert from the South every Wednesday at 10:30 A. M.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Eastbound 7:10 p. M. Wednesday and
Saturday. Mixed 1:56 p.m. Tuesday. Wayfreight 12:30 p.m. Saturday.
Passenger trains leave Hazelton Westbound at 9:4fi A.M. Tuesday and
Thursday.   Mixed train 6 A.M. Sunday. Wayfreight 11:35 A.M. Sunday.
For further information apply to any Grand Trunk Pacific Agent.or to
G. A. McNicholl, Aunt. Ren. PtviKht ami Pugongn Agent,Prince Rupert, B.C.
Commercial Printing at
Green Bros.,  Burden & Co. J*
Civil Engineers i
Oominion, British Columbia, [
and Alberta Land Surveyors j
Offices at Victoria, Nelson. Fort George j (
and New Hazelton. j 1
F. P. Burden, New Hazelton  a-
Provincial Assayer
Hazelton,      -      -      B.C.
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THE MINER WAR BULLETINS especially having become a hotbed
>' I conducting victorious operations ofn��>-Gennan and anti-American
'around Craonne for a week,  a 'ntngue.
wedge   being   driven   into   the'    (;"ninM< li;iv
German lines.     All  observation
points  dominating   the   Aillette
London: General Cadorna's
brilliant offensive against the
Austrians continues, with the
Italian line projecting further
down the Carso plateau towards
Trieste. Prisoners captured by, unsuccessful attempts
the Italians since May 14 now
total 22,419. Belgians are  being
The Austrians have been push- j animals,   a   veritable   reign   of
terror being caused  by  German
secret police.    One thousand are
condemned each month an
people are murdered on sli
to  embroil   tin
' been attempting
U. S.   with  the
Allies by violations  against  for-
valley were taken.     The French | ei*n tradin* regulations. Lansing
have advanced to Corberry. The
enemy is making desperate but
to stem
the advance.
ire   Peine' slain IHu
further back in the Plava sector.
Elsewhere the Italians have repelled counter-attacks and retain
all ground gained.
The French announce further
progress on the Champagne front
and the repulse of two German
counter-attacks against French
salients  east and west of Cerny.
German  artillery is displaying
increased   activity   against    Ihe
British front in the sector of Arras from  the  Scarpe   south
Russian troops frustrated a
Turkish attempt to dislodge them
from Lhe heights south of Van,
on the Caucasus front.
Sixteen German air raiders
showered bombs on the southeast
coast of England. Seventy-six
persons were killed and 174 injured. The victims were mostly
women and children. Three enemy airplanes were brought down.
Germany announces that she
will not respect the Red Cross
(lag,but will regard hospital ships
as war vessels. The transportation of sick from Kalamata (southern Greece) to Gibraltar may be
allowed safe passage only if the
name of the vessel, speed and
time of departure is notified six
weeks in advance.
Petrograd : Strikes in all
branches of industry throughout
Finland are reported,
During the last few days German aircraft have dropped bombs
on towns in the Danube region,
indicting many casualties.
Paris: An American corps including 150 doctors and 75 nurses
received a warm welcome.
A French deputy,criticising the
marine department, says German J
U-boats   obtain   oil   in   Spanish
Seattle : Fourteen German i
submarines and three Austrian1
warships have been sunk in the
Mediterranean by Japanese warships.
Rome : Austria is massing
every man of her reserves for the
last, desperate defence of Trieste.
Meanwhile her troops on the left
wing are gradually giving way
before the irresistible Italian
advance.     Estimates  from   the!
has asked for a restrictive act to
curb alien enemies.
Ottawa:   The conscription bill
will be introduced  on   Thursday
or Friday.    Feeling against  the
measure grows in Quebec, many
opposition meetings   being  held.
Blondin  says  if  both   parties
the | agree on  compulsion, there will
itest be little trouble in enforcing it in
pretext. the province of Quebec
Paris:     A   German   raid with , N<<"|"^������>���������|^��*8
blazing fire sprays was  repulsed! THURSDAY, MAY 31
at Mont Blond.    Other attacks at' ��,���.......>,.. uMMwawMKuimig
Mont.  Casque  and   Teton   were;    Rome.    Ger|era]   Cadorna  ,laB
repulsed. 'shifted the impact of   his drive
Petrograd:   Tho shell supply is against Austria''to a point  north
plentiful.     Russia's need is food | of  Gorizia.      Striking  at a new
to j and renewed activity on the part | salient in the  enemy   front,   the
of her armies and people. j Italians -.raptured a tremendously
Washington:    Large forces of strong position, which  they are
Japanese may  be  sent   to  the holding against.all attacks.   The
Russian   front as the next move''""    ,i;i'"'''", xl"'!,,i "'""'"'
in the war.
New York: Prince Udine.hend
of the Italian mission, says Italy
will have uo part in separate
peace plots.
London: Nine Swedish and
two Spanish steamers have been
sunk by U-boats.
celebrated the anniversary of the'
Jutland battle.
Paris: The Austrians are evacuating Trieste,the archives being
sent to Vienna, while the banks
have removed to Lai bach. The
enemy defences barring the advance of the Italians are rapidly
crumbling, despite the 2000 big
guns of the Austrians. Prisoners
declare that the Austrians have
ceased drawing men from the
Russian front since Kerensky
made the journey thither. An
offensive by Brusiloff is expected.
Petrograd: Skobeloff, Socialist
minister of labor, savs Russians
are walking on the edge of a
knife across an abyss. The
gravity of the situation is emphasized by all leaders. The
food supply is short and the state
of the country is confessedly bad.
The tide of opinion is turning in
favor of discipline. Kerensky
was welcomed by the army.
Canadian Express
Money Orders
Issued and paid
London: There is no news today from the western fronts.
Prospects for settlement of the
home rule issue are growing
brighter. T. P. O'Connor takes
a hopeful view of the coming Irish
conference. The recent debate in
parliament cleared tho air, the
situation being saved by Sir Edward Carson'sfrieodly utterances.
Unemployed senior officers nf
the Canadians must revert to the
rank of lieutenant or return to
the Dominion.
The hospital ship Dover Castle
was torpedoed in the Mediterranean on Sunday. Six persons
are'believed to have perished.
Germans are losing interest   in
Medezza. Furious lighting continues. The Italians are bringing up heavy artillery for a renewal of the assault along the
; coast line immediately threatening Duino and Trieste.
London: British raiders pene-
| trated into German trenches south
of Neuve Chapelle and inflicted
i casualties.    In the neighborhood
of Croisilles and west of Lens
! hostile raiders were repulsed.
j No major fighting is reported.
Paris:     There  has  been a re
I sumption of fighting,  with fairly
' heavy  mass  engagements   over
many sectors of the French front.
German assaults  in   Champagne
were repulsed.
Continued success attends the
French drive around Verdun.
Soulh of St. Quentin there is
violent artillery fighting.
Citizens of Allied nations living
in France will be conscripted.
Syra, Greece: Former Premier
Venizel6s proclaims Constantino
a traitor, saying there can be no
reconciliation with the monarch.
The  present dynasty   must   he
J. F. Maguire
Branch Agent
Smithers, B.C.
O ~-
British Columbia Land Surveyor
:::   MINE SURVEYOR   :::
Hazelton, 13. C.
Surveys of Mineral Claims, Townsites,
Timber and Coal Leases, Etc. and General Engineering Surveys.
The obtaining of Crown Grants attended to. tf
Assay Office and Mining Office
Arts and Crafts Building, 578 Seymour Streel
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The Estate of J.  O'Sullivan
Provincial Assayers and Chemists
Established 1897 by the late .1. O'Sullivan,   F. C. S., 2(> years with
Vivian & Sons, Swansea.
for iiny  period from one month upward at 21 per
ni'tilh In advance. This rate includes office consultations anil mtidieint's, as well as all costs while
In tho hospital. Tickets obtainable in Hazelton
at the Post Office or the Driiir Store; in AIHermer"
from Mr. T.J. Thorp; in Telkwa from Or. Wallace;
or hy mail from the Mi��Hr��l Superintf-nnVni ��i the
Ho nitnl
One Dollar per day and upwards
25c. auto service to and from all trains and boats
PRINCE RUPERT     -       -       -     B. C.
JOl    IN
the submarine campaign  Reports overthrown  ami the king turned
mi the U-boat operations show a
falling-off in results.
Rome: Italian troops,continuing
their drive in the Plava sector,
forced a group of Austrians into
a small valley east of Gorizia,
Rapturing one hundred,
Duino, the key tn the city nf
Trieste,is now half surrounded by
Cadorna's forces. Fighting of
great violence continues,the Austrians being compelled to fall nack
before our relentless advance.
Petrograd:      Kerensky is pre-
ban- and baggage out of Greece.
Washington: Hun plotters are
causing worry, and U S. officials
are adopting drastic measures to
squelch the anti - conscription
New York: Austria apparently is in the grip 0.f a peaceful
revolution, the result of which
may be as far-reach ing as that
of Russia. The pillars of the old
system of dual monarchy are
crumbling away, Tisza having
already    fallen.     The   emperor
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Mrs. Porter's Home-made Salad Dressing
Heinz' Beefsteak Sauce
Heinz' Chow Chow Pickle
Heinz' Chili Sauce
Heinz' India Relish
Heinz' Sweet Pickles in Bulk
Keillor's Orange Marmalade, in glass, 25c
R. Cunningham & Son, Limited
I paring Russia for action. The new hopes   to   save   his   crown   by
minister of war is staking all on I smoothing the path of democracy.
front put Austrian losses since his abi|jty, to reorganize the army
May 14th at sixty thousand men. M a fiKhMnj? force; ar)1, it ,.  ,,;
The enemy is fighting bravely ,javed  he will yet be successful.
Under  the decimating lire   and
terrific   smashes of tire Italian i    Berlin:   An attack l,i' Russian
infantrymen.  According to word and Roumanian ft>��M is expect-
from the Carso, all the Austrian ed soon by GenimM commanders.
reserves  are being concentrated j    Athens:   One hundred and two
close   to Trieste,   and  the  civil | Greek vessels, of a total tonnage I heavv artil
A Russian mission of  forty  is;
I on   its way to the United States. I
evacuation of the city has been
ordered. All supplies are being
hurriedly transported to inland
London: German night attacks
northwest of Cherisy and south
of Lens were repulsed, the enemy
suffering severe losses. The
Germans may soon be forced to
retire to the Meuse.
London:     Field-Marshal  Haig
reports  the resumption of fairly
ery   firing   on   both
of 300,000, have been torpedoed ! sides.     South  of Armentieres a
by the Germans.     Only 149 vessels of Greek registry remain.
Washington: A campaign by
German propagandists to align the
republics of South and Central
America against the U.S. was
exposed by the state department.
In Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia the propaganda is assuming
The French forces  have   been  menacing pioportions, Argentina
hostile raiding party was driven
off, leaving a few prisoners in
our hands. There is considerable
big gun activity in the neighborhood of Bullecourt and to the
right of the Scarpe.
The weekly return shows eighteen British vessels of more than
1600 tons sunk by U-boats.
Both    Britain   and   Germany
War Savings Certificates
$ 25.OO   FOR   $21.SO
BO.OO      " 43. OO
100.00      " 86.00
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Finance    Department


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